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Y&R Recap – Jan 4 – Jan 8th

Y&R Recap Jan 4th

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Billy remembers more of his evening with Victoria and as it comes back him his attitude towards her begins to soften. Cane and Lily discuss the tension between Neil and Malcolm and Cane worries that Lily is taking on too much right now. Emily tells Jack that she set a date for their wedding: Valentine’s Day and Jack is thrilled. Meanwhile, Patty continues to be caught in her own dream world that centers on Jack. Paul stops by the hospital to see Patty and they discuss her art before she can get on the topic of Jack. Patty offers to make a collage for Dr. P believing she is the only doctor Patty can trust. Trying to smooth the waters, Malcolm shows everyone a card that Lily sent him when she was five and although Lily is touched, Neil can’t hide his upset. Cane confronts Malcolm and asks him to consider what his reappearance and the tension between he and Neil is doing to Lily. Neil and Cane ask Malcolm to leave. As Billy continues to think back on the night, Victoria arrives looking for her scarf. Meanwhile, J.T. and Mac discuss the baby that they lost and J.T. wonders where Victoria could be. Later, Victoria and Billy both pretend that they don’t remember much about New Year’s Eve night as Victoria thinks back on Billy’s revelation and stunning apology from the night before. Victoria teases Billy about his Christmas boxers, after seeing them last night, as she is leaving and they both start see a different side of the other. Jack gets a call from a reporter and learns that Billy leaked his engagement on RestlessStyle.com and Jack runs out to confront his brother just as Paul arrives to confront Emily. After talking to Paul, Emily realizes that she can no longer treat Patty. Malcolm goes to visit Lily and asks her how she feels about him being in Genoa City and she tells him that although it has been stressful she wants him here and Malcolm agrees to try to work things out with Neil for her. Jack rips into Billy for the article on Restless Style and Billy shows Jack genuine remorse, which surprises Jack. Jack, however, isn’t ready to just forgive and forget yet. Meanwhile, Patty finds the article about Jack and Emily’s engagement in the paper and completely loses it.

Phyllis refuses to let Nick avoid the topic of Adam and Sharon’s marriage and how he feels about it. Meanwhile, Adam carries his wife over the threshold for the first time but Sharon becomes nervous inside when they are greeted by Noah. Sharon drops the bomb on Noah that Adam proposed to her on Christmas Eve and before the plane crashed they eloped. Emily tells Jack that she may have to postpone the wedding in order to help transition Patty to a new therapist. Meanwhile, Patty begins to make a plan. At the hospital, Emily and Paul arrive to break the news to Patty but Patty pretends like she knows nothing when she sees Emily. When Emily tells Patty that she needs to start seeing a new therapist, Patty pleads with her not to leave. Ashley offers to let Sharon and Adam move into the main house with her, Faith and Abby. Emily tells Patty about her new doctor and Paul relieved that Patty is taking the news so well, as Patty plays her part perfectly. Later, Emily asks Ashley to be her matron of honor if all goes to plan. Meanwhile, Patty hides her medication in her mattress. Nick realizes that he has taken Phyllis for granted and apologizes to her. Meanwhile, Heather is stunned to run into Adam at the coffeehouse and learn that he married Sharon.

Kay and Jill prepare to meet Kay’s daughter for the first time and Kay hopes that she has had a good life. Meanwhile, Paul tells Murphy that Kay’s daughter, Joanne, could be trouble. Later, Jill and Kay meet Jo-Jo, Kay’s daughter for the first time and are dumbfounded by what they see. Sharon tells Jack about the wedding and the love and commitment between her and Adam but Jack isn’t convinced. Jack tells her that Adam is using her to exact revenge on him. Kay confronts Jo-Jo and ends up telling her that she is her mother. At first, Jo-Jo isn’t receptive to Kay’s pronouncement and Kay’s offer to take her back Genoa City in the hopes that they will get to know one another, until Jo-Jo sees Kay’s ring and realizes Kay comes from money. Sharon is reeling after her family’s responses to her marriage to Adam but Adam tells her to give them time and they will eventually come around and support her. Meanwhile, Paul confronts Jack about his engagement to Emily and the affects it will have on Patty but Jack refuses to let Emily go or to see that it will cause any damage. Chloe is stunned when Sid arrests Chance for suspicion of drug trafficking and calls Internal Affairs. Meanwhile, Billy tells Mac he finally realized what a gift her surrogacy is and that he needs to want to be a better man for himself. Mac is impressed by the revelation Billy has had. Jo-Jo realizes who Kay truly is as they are on their way back to Genoa City.

Billy offers Malcolm a job at Restless Style and he accepts. Later, Cane gives Billy the heads up about Jo-Jo’s arrival in town and Jill’s reaction to it and Billy is grateful. Meanwhile, Jill is hit hard when Jo-Jo reminds her that Jill isn’t Kay’s daughter. Tucker arrives to talk to Kay about the Chancellor acquisition and as Kay goes to retrieve her notes Jo-Jo realizes she spilt her drink on them. Chance tells Nina and Chloe that he needs to find out why someone is trying to target him. Kay, at her wits end with Jo-Jo, gives Tucker permission to go over the merits of the deal with Jill and Neil. Later, Kay decides that she wants a DNA test from Jo-Jo. J.T., Victoria and Reed say goodbye as Victoria prepares to leave for Dubai. Meanwhile, Sharon interrupts a meeting between Nick and Adam and wants to hear what Nick is going to tell the local paper about her marriage to Adam. Nick surprises both Sharon and Adam when he wishes them well. Eden tells Daisy to drop her “poor little orphan” act because she isn’t buying it. Amber and Daniel meet with Deacon to try and find out where Little D is but Deacon refuses to tell her, fearing for his son’s safety. As they are taking Deacon away, Amber makes a final, heartfelt plea. Deacon finally cracks and tells her that Little D is with her mother. Alone at Sharon’s, Noah and Eden are making out and decide to take it upstairs. Eden blows out the candles and turns out the lights as they head up. Later, someone sets fire to Sharon’s house while Eden and Noah are inside. Lauren finds a box left outside her office at Fenmore’s and begins to panic. She opens it thinking that it is another rat only to find a designer handbag, and note card asking her to consider carrying the bags in her stores. Meanwhile, Michael tells Amber and Daniel that the DNA in the ski mask actually came from a woman.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud Deliver One-Two Punch as Britt & Carly Grieve the Loss of Jason

When General Hospital goes for the emotional jugular, it is very often top-notch daytime drama, and that was on full display through Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series in key scenes as the news of Jason’s ‘death’ hit Port Charles.

In the wake of Steve Burton’s (Ex-Jason) dismissal from the show for not adhering to the vaccine mandate, it did open up the story and provide for a huge fallout for those who loved the mob hitman.

In the end, it was Carly (Laura Wright) and Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who seemingly felt the loss the hardest.  Initially, upon learning how Jason ‘died’ helping Britt locate her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati), a defiant Carly blamed Britt for Jason never coming home.

In Wednesday’s episode, we saw how Carly and Britt tried to cope with the knowledge that Jason was buried under a rubble in a cave, with no sign of life, or his body found.

Overwhelmed with grief, Carly heads to the footbridge to be close to the spirit of Jason and to mourn him as tears flow.  She is stunned to see Britt show up there, too.  Carly is surprised that Britt even knew about the bridge that Jason had rebuilt thank to a generous donation from him.  Britt tells Carly that she and Jason had a lot of time to talk while they were on the run.  After Carly explains that Jason was her person and had been her other half, Britt offers to leave. S he expresses that she thought coming to the bridge would make her feel closer to Jason.

Then, in a heartbreaking moment, Britt assures Carly that she blames herself for what happened to Jason and hates herself.  Then, Carly has a moment of clarity that Jason would want her to forgive Britt.  Generous thoughts never come naturally to Carly, but Jason always set her straight on how to handle life’s most difficult situations.

In the final moments of the episode, with both women in tears, Britt moves to the center of the bridge with her arm around Carly, after Carly tells her she doesn’t want her to go.  The two stand together bonded over the man they both loved.

These scenes were masterfully played by Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud. They were gut-wrenching, powerful, and sad all at the same time.  We think many viewers needed several hankies during these scenes.

So, what did you think of the Carly and Britt bridge scenes …. and the work of Laura and Kelly? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Stands Up to MarDevil; Susan Seaforth Hayes Reminds Us Why She is Soap Royalty

Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Iman Shumbert & Pro Daniella Karagach Win The Mirror Ball Trophy Making Show History

Monday’s night’s season 30 finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was markedly the best in the series history, with some of the finest routines delivered by the four couples vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy.

In the end, it was former NBA basketball player Iman Shumbert, who made history along with is pro dance partner, Daniella Karagach, when he beat out Jo Jo Siwa and her pro partner, Jenna Johnson for the top prize.

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Rounding out the competition: fourth place went to The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and pro Alan Bersten, and the third spot went to Peloton instructor, Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke,

With the win, Shumbert becomes not only the first basketball star to make it to the finals, but the first-ever to win the coveted Mirror Ball,

The judges and the at-home audience were blown away by his final dance of the competition – an epic freestyle to Missy Elliot’s “Lose Control”  and “Bounce” by DJ Clent.  Iman is married to singer and dancer, Teyana Taylor.

After the big win, Shumbert told Entertainment Tonight, “Hats off to the work that we put in. I think me and Dani set our mind to that when we got that 40, that we don’t want to just to drop off now and just steam out of the competition. I think we just put in a lot of hours and when it was time to perform, it got easy.”

Check out Iman and Dani’s final routine below.

Now let us know, were you rooting for Iman and Daniella to win the Mirror Ball? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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