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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.

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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.

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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: Alexis Learns The Truth, Finn Is Reeling, Mike is Too Hard To Handle, Julian Sets A Trap

On Thanksgiving day, General Hospital aired a brand new episode … and it was chocked-full of cliffhangers that will have fans waiting on the edge of their seats till next Monday, when the next new installment of the ABC daytime drama series airs.

In story, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) who is now uber-suspicious of Kendra (Michelle Argyris), receives a visit from her as she is preparing to leave GH and go home after being poisoned. Kendra offers to bring Alexis more supplements, but Alexis tell her she will contact the distributor herself.  Kendra says the distributor only speaks Italian, and Alexis counters that she also speaks Italian.  At that point, Kendra’s plan may have gone up in smoke.  Later, Alexis has checked out of the hospital  on her own.  Neil (Joe Flanigan) is concerned for her, and bumps into Julian (Willam deVry) and it is Julian who says he saw Kendra with the supplement jar retrieving it from the garbage.  The two men look concerned.

Next, we see Kendra visiting her brother, Kiefer’s grave where she places flowers on it, and tells him she promises to make Alexis pay for killing him.  However, Alexis has followed her to the gravesite.  Once Kendra walks away, Alexis goes to the grave, lifts up the flowers and is shocked when she sees Kiefer’s name on the headstone.  Then from behind, Kendra smashes Alexis in the head with a rock.

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Julian is ready to snuff Brad (Parry Shen) out of his and his son, Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) life once and for all, and he cuts a wire in Brad’s car.  Problem is, everyone assumed Lucas would be working on Thanksgiving at the hospital.  So first, Brad lets Michael (Chad Duelle) take Wiley to the Corinthos family Thanksgiving,  and tells Michael he does not want to attend, because of Carly (Laura Wright) and the family’s issue with him visiting Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in prison.  Next, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) tells Lucas to go home – that she got his shift covered by Terry.  Lucas goes home to confront Brad.  He tells his husband, to please tell him what he is keeping from him.

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At the Corinthos home, Mike (Max Gail) comes to Thanksgiving dinner from Turning Woods.  When he comes inside he is confused, wondering when his own parents are coming.  Carly tells him that his parents left him with them to take care of him for Thanksgiving.  Later, Mike is holding baby Donna, which scares Michael, Carly and Sonny (Maurice Benard).  When Carly is able to get the baby in to her hands, Mike loses his temper and gets upset and pushes Sonny right into the Thanksgiving food, which falls to the floor.  Sonny can’t seem to calm Mike down and tells Carly he needs to take his father back to Turning Woods where they can take care of him. Sonny is devastated.

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At Anna’s (Finola Hughes), Finn (Michael Easton) comes upon the letter Hayden wrote for him, when Violet asks for her doll, which is inside her bag.  Alone, Finn opens the letter and is heartbroken, and shook, when he reads that Hayden is in serious trouble and had to leave town to protect Violet. She tells Finn she knows he will take good care of their daughter.  Finn is reduced to tears, trying to cope with what is in front of him.

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So, what did you think of these four cliffhangers? What do you think will happen with Brad, Lucas and the car that Julian tampered with?  Will this be the end of Mike as his condition continues to spiral downward? Will Neil or Julian save Alexis from Kendra? What will Finn’s next move be?  Will he tell Violet that her mother is gone? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Stephen Nichols Returns To DAYS In Cliffhanger As ‘The Phoenix Always Rises From The Ashes’

Now that DAYS will preempted over the Thanksgiving holiday break, leave it to head writer Ron Carlivati and his team to come up with a creative way to usher in the highly-anticipated return of fan favorite, Stephen Nichols and with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Nichols, who has played Steve “Patch” Johnson on and off for decades, was revealed in story at the end of Wednesday’s episode as Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) completes her painting of “Steffy”. Next thing you know, we see Steve, or is it Stefano with a face change, who is wearing a suit and shooting a look over to Gina? The episode fades to black.

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Then, on the heels of the reveal, NBC released next week’s official DAYS promo which has a voice-over of the character of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) saying “The phoenix always rises from the ashes” Next you hear Stefano (aka Nichols) saying “I now have Steve Johnson’s face.”  While Gina wants to know what Stefano’s plan is, he exclaims, “It’s good to be back.”

Watch the exciting promo below, and then let us know what you think of the story twist,  and if you are happy to see Stephen Nichols back on-screen via the comment section below.

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Y&R's Peter Bergman Reminds Us All Why He is One-of-a-Kind in Memorable Flashback-Driven 30th Anniversary Episode
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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Reminds Us All Why He is One-of-a-Kind in Memorable Flashback-Driven 30th Anniversary Episode

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless featured the highly-touted and highly-anticipated 30th anniversary show for Peter Bergman.  For three decades, and with three Daytime Emmys for his work, Bergman has made Jack Abbott one of soap operas all-time classic characters.

And, if anybody needed a reminder, or a refresher course of just how good Peter Bergman has been in this role, you needed to look no further than the tremendous flashbacks the producers of the series pulled to punctuated Jack Abbott’s life story since Bergman’s arrival on the scene, replacing Terry Lester in the pivotal role.

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What was great about this standalone episode, celebrating a milestone for one of their legacy cast members, was that it did not show the same ole’ same ole’ clips that often can be standard fare in soapland.  Instead, viewers were treated to some of the more heartbreaking moments for Jack, i.e. when he tells Nikki that their son who had died saved another child’s life, and that he got to hold the baby.  Then there was the gut-punch when Jack realizes Phyllis has been sleeping with none other than Nick Newman, and he feels the fool and that she played him.  There is the moment when Jack tells his dying father John, that he will look after the family now, and there is even boardroom corporate drama that back in the day was so exciting to see.  How great were Jess Walton and Bergman together back then as Jill and Jack? And then there is the rivalry of soap rivalries between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott played to the hilt by Eric Braeden and Bergman, respectively.

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Watching Bergman’s work in flashbacks would be enough on its own. Now add to that the real-time mature version of Jack, who has realized his many failings and how he would do anything to be CEO of Jabot, including duping his sister, Ashley with the Blood-Abbott clause and more, and you’ve got soap gold.  You definitely needed some hankies for this episode, especially watching the reactions of Bergman acting mostly by himself when going in and out of the flashbacks.  We have often said, no male actor can cry quite like Peter Bergman, and move you to tears.  And in this episode, he did that several times over.

How fitting that Jack was sitting around with his siblings: Traci, Billy, and Ashley as well as his mother, Dina, his son, Kyle and his niece Abby, that brought the episode to its conclusion looking back at the life and times of the Abbott family through Traci’s manuscript that Jack helped write.

In the end, Jack celebrates what being an Abbott means, and remembers those who have passed, and looks forward to new members of the clan to come.

What were your thoughts on Peter Bergman’s Y&R 30th anniversary episode, his performance and those retro-clips? Let us know in the comment section below.   And for more on Bergman’s 30th anniversary make sure to read his interview with Michael Fairman TV here.

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