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Y&R Recap – Jan 3 – Jan 7th

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Michael and Lauren are informed of Daisy’s escape. Lauren rips into Phyllis for getting Daisy released from jail. Jana ends up in the hospital with Kevin and Chloe to treat her concussion. Daniel informs Abby that they found Daisy’s monitor, but they can’t find Daisy. Kevin offers to spend the night with Jana because the doctors recommend she shouldn’t be left alone. Daniel finds Daisy in Jana’s car on the side of the road. She is about to go into labor. Kevin and Jana explain that Jana went to the police in order to help Kevin get custody of Daisy’s baby. Jana, however, is stunned when Kevin informs everyone that he had changed his mind about adoption. As Daniel holds his daughter for the first time, Daisy hits him over the head.

Victoria admits to Billy her test results show she may not be able to have another child. They end up fighting about why she kept her results a secret. ­Sharon goes to Victor for his help in saving Adam but is disheartened when her plea falls on deaf ears. Jack and Michael find Daniel by the side of the road. Daisy leaves the baby alone in a church.

Phyllis and Abby are distraught when the doctors inform them that Daniel is in critical condition, suffering from hypothermia. Meanwhile, someone finds Daisy’s baby at the church. Michael receives a photo from the police of a pregnant Daisy, who just crossed the border into Canada. Cane’s anxiety sky-rockets when he realizes that a report Neil and Sofia are waiting for isn’t complete. Cane wonders if it will be enough to fool Sofia and Neil. Cane begins to panic when Sofia and Neil inform him that the report is incomplete and Tucker is not going to like Blake’s work. Neil demands Cane fire Blake. Later, Colin picks up on Blake’s growing attraction to Lily. ­Heather is served with a subpoena for her deposition against Owen. Heather finds Ronan’s paperwork on transplants. Ronan returns for the paperwork and he and Heather get into an argument when Ronan refuses to go to Nina for help with his transplant.  Ashley is surprised when Tucker suggests they start planning their wedding. Kay is thrilled when she learns that Ashley and Tucker are engaged. Meanwhile, Cane pleads with Sofia and Neil to give Blake another chance. Cane comes clean with Sofia, to an extent, informing her about the blackmail, but withholding the fact that Colin is his father. Kay decides to run a background check on Colin without Jill’s knowledge. Jill informs Lily about her growing affection for Colin. When Cane, Neil and Sofia are giving Tucker their presentation Sofia steps up and covers for Cane with Blake’s report. Meanwhile, Colin meets his grandchildren for the first time. Nina and Paul inform Kay that Colin was recently released from prison in Queensland.  ­Sharon informs Adam that if they can’t prove that Adam didn’t kill Skye she could lose Faith. Sharon convinces Jack to listen to Adam about Victor trying to set him up. Leslie stops by to inform Adam and Sharon that Vance has decided to drop him as a client. As Nikki and Victor bond over their grandchild, they are reminded of all the memories the ranch holds for them and what they have lost. Meanwhile, Jack informs Nick about his conversation with Adam. Nick informs Jack about the day he found Victor and Skye in the Newman elevator. Jack wonders if there is surveillance footage of that day. When Jana wakes up, Kevin realizes that Jana has no memory of what has happened since February 2010. Chloe informs Esther about her decision to give things with Kevin and chance. Chloe shows up at the hospital and Jana is surprised to see her there. Jana is frightened when Kevin finally informs her that the date is in fact 2011. The doctor recommends that as long as Jana believes that they are still married, Kevin should humor her. Kevin is stunned and asks Chloe if she is willing to wait. Chloe tries to be supportive. Alone, Jana drops her façade revealing that she is faking.  ­Jack confronts Victor about his belief that Victor whisked Skye out of town to frame Adam. Nick gets the photos from the security camera in the elevator and realizes that Victor lied about his interaction with Skye that day. Nick shows them to Victor and demands to know what they were talking about. After his conversation with Victor, Nick brings the photos to Jack’s attention. When he sees the photos, Jack decides to go to Hawaii.  While talking to Phyllis, Abby realizes that Daisy may be faking her pregnancy and that would mean she already gave birth. Phyllis sees how much Abby cares for her son. Abby is touched when Phyllis gives Abby her blessing. Phyllis is profoundly relieved when Daniel finally wakes up. Daniel struggles to speak, but manages to get out “Daisy.” Billy tries to comfort a distraught Victoria, but when nothing seems to help. Billy goes to Rafe for his help on adoption, including the possibility of buying a baby. Rafe advises Billy that this is probably going to cost him and get him into a lot of trouble, but Billy is determined to make Victoria smile again. The man at the church and his wife hand the baby over to a woman named Prim, the niece of Rose DeVille. Later, Billy meets with Prim and she informs him that she may have what he is looking for if the price is right.  Ronan refuses to let Heather inform Nina anything about his disease, even if it costs him his life. Ronan explains to Heather that he won’t let his mother risk her life to save him. Later, Nina is shocked when Heather reveals that Ronan is sick and needs a liver transplant.

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Y&R’s Eileen Davidson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Taking on a DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) storyline on the soaps can be extraordinarily challenging for the performer who is tasked with making a clear distinction and delineation between the various alters of their character.

However, the other trick to playing this kind of story, is often having the various alters trying to hide the fact from those they know and love of what is truly going on with them, so as not to tip them off, as to what is happening to them as they battle for control of a person’s psyche.

The gold standard is One Life to Live icon Erika Slezak’s (ex-Viki) Emmy-winning and gut-wrenching and riveting DID storyline where we met Tori, Niki (although we met her earlier in the life of the show), Tommy, Princess, Jean and even her father, Victor.

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Now in 2024, The Young and the Restless’ Eileen Davidson is playing out a new DID storyline for the first time as Ashley Abbott. We knew decades ago that Ashley had a breakdown and has suffered psychological issues, but this has taken it to a new level. And, let’s be real, if you are going to give someone currently on a soap a DID story, who better than Davidson, who is used to playing multiple characters at one time as she did on Days of our Lives. Although on DAYS, each of the characters were their own distinct person, while now on Y&R, Ashley’s alters are fighting for control of her being,

Last week, on the Thursday, April 12th episode of the CBS soap opera, Davidson truly got to shine, as in front of the Abbott family and through what was supposed to be an intervention (they hadn’t figure out what the hell was happening to her), Ashley was flipping from alter to alter. We know there is Ms. Abbott, and Ash thus far, but there is said to be one more alter a-coming.

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In the key scenes, Davidson’s internal struggle was played pretty masterfully in a scene where she literally is in a tug of war with her alters and flings herself on the couch, while Jack (Peter Bergman), Diane (Susan Walters), Billy (Jason Thompson) and Traci (Beth Maitland) look on. Of course, there are the soap trope scenes of alters in handcuffs while the other is on the loose. And leave it to Billy to figure out Ashley is suffering from DID from his past experience.

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While this all seemed to spring from Ashley’s messy relationship with Tucker (Trevor St. John) and a throw back to an old car accident where she lost her unborn baby, is there some other underlying issue in Ashley’s past that was even more traumatizing that will be revealed as another trigger for this massive personality split? We shall see.

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In the meantime, Michael Fairman TV names Eileen Davidson’s work the Power Performance of the Week, and rest assured, come 2025, Davidson will find herself going for the third Daytime Emmy win as Lead Actress for this storyline.

So, let us know, what did you think of Eileen’s performance? Are you enjoying Ashley’s DID storyline? What do you think will happen to her next? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: “Sugar Sugar! Oh, Honey Honey”

The Bold and the Beautiful revealed at the end of the Friday April 13th episode what many viewers had guessed, that it wasn’t Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) who died when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) stabbed her, but it had to her doppelgänger, Sugar, or at least it seems that way.

Deacon (Sean Kanan) has been beside himself since seeing what was supposed to be Sheila’s body being cremated, but revealing the body had ten toes and not nine, and we all know Sheila had cut off her toe, so she only had nine.

While explaining his thoughts that she is alive to Finn (Tanner Novlan) and then trying later to explain to Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Deacon is more convinced that something is wrong here. Meanwhile, Finn went to talk to Steffy about Deacon’s theory, which stuns her, as she believed she killed Sheila in self-defense.

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At Il Giardino, Deacon looks at his phone then slams it down. He flashes back to the body going into the crematorium oven saying to himself, “Maybe I’m not going crazy. Maybe that wasn’t you. And if that wasn’t you, maybe you’re out there. Maybe you need my help.”

Deacon gets on Sheila’s laptop and tries to find something that might help him figure out where Sheila has gone. He looks at her text message communications and sees a section from an unknown number. He opens the messages, and Deacon reads that they’re from someone named “Sugar.”  That person said she was going to find Sheila. In the messages, Sheila made it clear she wanted no part of her. But it could be that Sheila met up with Sugar, or was forced too?

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In a quick history lesson about the character of Sugar: she was originally played by Robin Mattson on B&B, and was a former prison warden who helped Sheila escape and then joined her in kidnapping Ridge Forrester to hold him for ransom. A twisted plot ensued, where flames engulfed the foundry they were at and Ridge was presumed dead. Meanwhile, Sheila and Sugar disappeared with Massimo and Sheila’s baby, Diana.

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Fast forward to 2006, Sheila returned to Genoa City to go after Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman) again and was arrested for attacking Scott Grainger (Peter Barton). In a shocker, when Lauren went to visit Sheila in the slammer, she learned that the woman behind bars was actually Sugar, who had been given plastic surgery and now looks exactly like Sheila.

Now the questions become, did Sheila know that Sugar was going to attack Steffy? Did they have a plan and it went awry, or was Sheila hoping she could get rid of both Sugar and Steffy, by having her daughter-in-law sent to prison for her “murder”? Or, is Sheila out there somewhere in trouble?

Share your theories via the comment section below, and if you knew all along that it would be revealed that Sugar is the person who actually died and not Sheila. But first, check out next week on B&B where Deacon gets a visit from Lauren.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Drew and Nina Get Physical; Were You Surprised or Did You Expect it to Happen?

On the Tuesday, April 9th episode of General Hospital, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) explosive relationship just turned up the heat another notch.

In story, Nina who was responsible (although she doesn’t see it that way) for Drew being sent to prison for insider trading when she tipped off the SEC, let out her feelings to him about how to get back in the good graces of her daughter, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) and Michael (Chad Duell). In doing so, she asks him for his help with it.

For months, the two have had nothing short of contentious moments, where Drew has not let Nina off the hook for what he did to him, or to his ex Carly (Laura Wright). Fast-forward and when alone in the Crimson office, Nina brings up wanting to stick it to Carly again.

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As they banter back and forth, Drew can’t figure out why he should help Nina at all with any of her manipulations. Suddenly, as he tried to exit, his shirt rips and exposes his bare chest and abs, and Nina get quite an eyeful. From there, things become physical and before you know it, Drew and Nina are making out and having their version of hate-sex.

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Cameron Mathison spoke to Soap Opera Digest on the shocking turn events, sharing, “I didn’t see it coming at all. I really didn’t. I think the audience did. Cynthia did some appearances and I guess the audience was ‘You and Drew, there’s some sexy chemistry there.’ I was like, ‘Wait, what? Really?’ I didn’t even get it. So I love it that it was very unexpected. The writers saw it, too. And, I love that it’s not a typical way for two people to be … physical. I was gonna say intimate, but there’s not a lot of intimacy there. And then as soon as it’s over, it’s back to arguing and giving each other crap again. It was really cute and really well done.”

As the fallout for their office room romp will air on the Wednesday April 10th episode, just how will the two deal with the fact that they had this fiery passionate moment in the weeks and months ahead? Will this be Nina’s new plot to get at Carly to be seen with her ex? Will Drew and Nina never speak of this again? (Well, this is a soap opera, after all, that’s pretty doubtful), or is this part of a major reset for some of the characters on the canvas now that Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte are co-head writing the show?

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Speaking on the aftermath of the tryst, Mathison added, “The two of them are both like, all right, let’s forget about that and move on. It’s like a weird kind of aggression attraction. There’s obviously attraction there, but I don’t think either of them expected it, and I think they’re both totally shocked and surprised by it. I think Drew gets a kick out of it whereas Nina is a little embarrassed by it.”

Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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