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Y&R Recap – July 11 – July 15th

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A distraught Sharon is handcuffed as Piper demands to know why. Noah and Ashley are shocked to see breaking news with Sharon’s picture. Nick and Phyllis receive calls informing them that Sharon was arrested. Adam sees the news about Sharon and calls Leslie to hire her as Sharon’s defense At Jabot, Jack is visited by Victor, who insists he thought Ashley would be heading the company by now. Jack’s attention is drawn to his computer’s headlining announcement. Noah explains to Nick he cannot face Sharon. Phyllis arrives at the police station and beelines for Spencer to get information. An officer has her escorted out just as Sharon arrives, and the two women lock eyes. Phyllis interrogates Adam, insinuating that he must have known Sharon was in hiding. Michael advises Victor that he should avoid any involvement in Sharon’s case. Spencer interrogates Sharon. Nick lashes out at Sharon, but Adam supports her reasoning for what she did. As Adam is comforting her, Sam arrives, and Adam notices Sharon’s reaction. He angrily heads to the same bridge that Sharon’s ashes were scattered from, and in his fury, makes a life-changing move.

Victoria learns from Rafe that Billy’s custody hearing for Delia is today. Rafe expresses his concern about Billy being presentable in front of a judge. Victor assures Sharon that he will do whatever is necessary to help her. Sharon introduces Victor to Sam, and Victor is suspicious of him. Billy is passed out as his phone continuously rings. When Victoria arrives later, she is surprised to see him cleaned up and in a suit. Diane finds that Adam wants nothing to do with their plan to take down Victor. She calls Leslie and insists they turn over her evidence on Adam. Spencer hears Diane’s evidence and considers an offer. At the custody hearing Chloe explains her case and notes Billy’s reckless lifestyle. Just when it looks like Chloe has won, Victoria arrives to speak on Billy’s behalf. Sam politely explains to Victor that people take care of each other where he is from. Sharon uses her phone call to reach Adam, and Victor overhears. Adam arrives and pulls her into a powerful hug. Noah reveals to Sharon that Adam has proof of her innocence. Eden is pleased to know that Noah took her advice and went to see Sharon. Kevin arrives and Noah is surprised to hear that he had offered to sublet with Eden. Sharon begs Sam to forget he ever met her. Sam crosses with Victor on the way out and Victor decides to stop him from heading back to his ranch. Adam denies having proof of Sharon’s innocence.

Jack and Jill greet Lily and Daniel. Colin approaches and is delighted to see the babies. Lily swiftly turns the stroller but comes face to face with Genevieve. Lily reminds Colin that he will not get away with violating her restraining order. Devon and Malcolm are setting up a birthday party for Lily when Neil arrives. Sofia enters and tension flares. Malcolm demands to know when the paternity of Sofia’s baby will be revealed. When Lily arrives she can sense the tension between everyone. She learns the truth about Sofia and Neil. Victoria takes the stand and defends Billy. Angelo visits Kevin and explains he is back in town because a big spending gambler has caught his attention. He suggests that Kevin help him manage the revenue stream. Jill confronts Colin, noting that although Colin claims he can’t stand Genevieve, he always seems to be in the same place as her. Jack watches Genevieve exit and shortly after he is brought a note. He opens it and reads “Meet me for coffee at Crimson Lights.” Victoria arrives home and opens the door to Billy, who came by to say thank her. Jack arrives at Crimson Lights to meet with Genevieve. He is impressed when she reveals her business savvy, adding that she read all about the new Jabot product launch. Billy is attempting to drown his sorrows when a hooker arrives and attempts to lure him into sex. Billy resists, handing her some cash to catch a cab home. He is then arrested for solicitation. At the trailer, Victoria waits for Billy to come back.

Adam informs a devastated Noah that the memory card cannot be recovered. Adam receives a call from his mole in the GCPD with news that Diane leaked info of his involvement in the stock manipulation to the D.A. Diane opens the door to Victor, who reminds her that she and Jack are under investigation for stock manipulation. Billy is worried about getting to Delia’s custody hearing, and Rafe assures him he is working to get his bail. The bailiff begins the hearing as the judge asks where Billy and Rafe are. Rafe and Billy rush in, Billy looking disheveled. The bailiff hands the judge a note, and the judge asks Billy if he was charged for solicitation. Eden notices that Noah is not himself. Noah reveals that the evidence that would’ve cleared Sharon’s name is now hopeless. Eden moves off to order a soda when she hears Hunter greet Noah. Victoria arrives home after spending the night at Billy’s trailer alone. Victor arrives for their breakfast. They are informed Billy was arrested last night for soliciting a hooker. Victor meets with the hooker and hands her cash for helping him incriminate Billy. The judge does not want to hear Billy’s explanation regarding his solicitation charge and moves off to review the case before rendering his decision. Jill and Billy share a tender moment. The judge returns and announces that sole custody is awarded to Chloe. A heartbroken Victoria opens her door to a disheveled Billy and they embrace. Adam confronts Diane and reveals that he knows she spoke to the D.A. He informs Diane of his plan to land Victor in jail.

Billy informs Victoria he lost Delia. Victoria explains that she can’t stand by and watch him self destruct anymore. Kay questions Chloe’s choice to estrange Delia from Billy. At the Jabot launch Jack learns of Billy losing Delia. Abby is surprised by her friends George and Shiva, who have arrived for the Jabot launch. They are shocked to learn that Abby hadn’t planned on attending. When George informs Abby that she was featured on “Where Are They Now” she quickly changes her mind. Abby, George, and Shiva join Lauren and Michael while Jill speaks with reporters. Jack is thrilled to learn Shiva has tried the new products, adding that perhaps she can do a write-up on the new line. Ashley is worried when Tucker insists that he make an appearance at the Jabot launch. Tucker adds it would be great if Ashley would agree to run McCall. Billy visits Chloe and begs her to allow him to see Delia. The crowd has gathered at the launch awaiting the introduction by Lauren and Jack, who both realize they will have to start without Ashley. Jack and Lauren greet the crowd and Jack is about to pass the microphone to Katherine, when Tucker and Ashley appear.

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I can’t believe Y&R spent a whole week (18-22) on that stupid sharon and dumb diane story lines. Why in the bleep did you hire Genie Frances if you are just going to ignore her? I’m sick of sharon only because the writers make her look like a freakin idiot. I don’t want phyllis back with nick because she makes my skin crawl, victor needs a lesson from LuAnn D. from the housewives of NY in class and respect (LOL). Victoria really needs to do something with her hair, it’s a hot mess!!!! The just got out of bed look… Read more »

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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

This week on General Hospital the truth came out on all fronts; as Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) put two and two together and realized Ned (Wally Kurth) cheated on her with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).  Meanwhile, Alexis figured out Tracy (Jane Elliot) framed her to make it look like she passed out drunk behind the wheel.

Throughout, there were great performances from Wally Kurth, Jane Elliot and Nancy Lee Grahn, but it was soap vet, Lisa LoCicero, who for us was given the material and stole the show with her heartbreaking performances as a woman scorned.

LoCicero plays Olivia Falconeri from Bensonhurst, so believably, that viewers understand her every woman, who married into the well-to-do Quatermaines, and who has a much higher moral and ethical standard then the Q’s.

In key scenes at the Quartermaine mansion, Olivia confronts Ned about the night he never came home, and she wants the truth.  She also rightly accuses Tracy on being part of the cover-up.  A caught Ned confesses.  He tells Olivia he was in a terrible place, and jumped to the wrong conclusion about her and Robert (Tristan Rogers), and began drinking, which Sam (Kelly Monaco) overhears and can’t believe he was drinking with an alcoholic. Olivia says that Ned is incapable of being trustworthy after spending his entire life amongst a house full of liars and cheats.  Meanwhile, Alexis shows up in the middle of all this to confront Tracy on her machinations setting the stage for a showdown between Olivia and Alexis.

When Alexis and Olivia talk in private, the former legal eagle apologizes to her friend for sleeping with her husband; saying they both knew it was wrong right after it happened, but Olivia quickly points out that they didn’t seem to stop themselves or think it was wrong, while he was unbuttoning his pants or she was taking off her blouse!

Olivia stands her ground through her devastation and is appalled that Alexis calls her a “friend” and how she is only showing remorse because she has been caught!

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When Ned tries to talk to Olivia and professes how much he loves her and how sorry he is for having sex in a drunken stupor with Alexis, Olivia is gut-punched.  Ned continually says he thought Olivia and Robert hooked-up thanks to Brook Lynn deleting messages meant for Ned.  The fact that he would assume the worst of her, only made things worse for Ned, and then to go as far as having revenge sex with Alexis, made Olivia feel her husband had sunk to new lows.

It is then Olivia has a moment of reckoning; wondering what is her role in the Quartermaine family anyway, and how she doesn’t really fit in.  Ned promises to wait for her and begs her not to give up on them.  When he leaves, Liv breaks down … her marriage in pieces and betrayed by all those she thought she could trust.

Each of the aforementioned moments were played to perfection by LoCicero, leaving the audience wondering just what will Olivia do next and how will she bounce back from this betrayal.  That is why Michael Fairman TV names Lisa our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.  And, if it’s one thing we know about Olivia, she is a scrappy fighter, a survivor, and in the capable hands of this actress, we will be rooting for her all along the way.

So, what did you think of the performance of Lisa LoCicero?  Do you hope Olivia and Ned work things out and they stay together, or do you want to see if she and Robert Scorpio might have a new romance? Comment below.

 

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THE BACHELOR Season Premiere: Is Matt James Destined to be the Best in Franchise History? The First Impression Rose Is Given Out

On Monday’s premiere episode of the highly-anticipated seasons of The Bachelor, viewers finally saw groundbreaking lead ‘Bachelor’ Matt James in action.

James, became the first black ‘Bachelor’ in the reality-dating competition 25-year history.

It kicks-off for viewers getting an introduction into Matt’s upbringing: He’s biracial and was raised by a single mother in North Carolina. He played college football at Wake Forest University, lives in New York City and works in real estate, and volunteers a lot of his time with under-privileged children.

As pressure began to mount (right before the ladies drove up in their limos to meet Matt), he asked to talk to host, Chris Harrison, because some things were weighing heavily on him including: not wanting to let people down, knowing this was a moment in TV history.  Matt expressed to Chris: “I don’t want to piss off black people, I don’t want to piss off white people,” trying to figure how to navigate the season.

Throughout the episode, Matt’s nerves, honesty, and a request of himself and to the women, to be open through this journey, seem to serve him well, which left viewers with a solid first impression of him during the premiere.  He also led the women in a prayer before the first cocktail party kicked-off!

Speaking of the women, there are 32 this season that are vying for the final rose – the largest contingent ever.  Everyone was said to have quarantined for weeks and took four COVID-19 tests with hopes of getting to get up close and personal with Matt.  The entire season moved to a an expansive mansion and set-up in Pennsylvania, not Hollywood.

While there were so many cringe-worthy moments of the women trying to impress Matt when they first meet him … let’s not forget Katie with the vibrator dubbed “MJ”, or  Victoria who walks around calling herself “The Queen” and being the most annoying… we could already sense some possible connections with the others.

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Making ‘Bachelor’ history also was contestant, Abigail Heringer.  She is the first deaf contestant to ever appear on the franchise.   Matt was very taken with Abigail in the season premiere with her beauty and her honesty.  Right off the bat, she admitted to him that she was deaf.  Later, during the cocktail party and some one-on-one time, she also revealed that her older sister is deaf as well. Both were born with congenital hearing loss, and both underwent cochlear implantation surgery

Matt then shares his first real on-screen kiss with Abigail, and next went searching for the first impression rose, while all the other gals got jealous.  He gave the rose to Abigail.   Next, it was time for the first rose ceremony and we can’t understand (well, we can .. they need someone to stir the pot) why “The Queen” Victoria received a rose and is still in the running, but that’s another story.  Some potential picks such as Bri, Mari, Chelsea and Kristin could be in it for the long-haul, but we shall see.

The episode concluded with another promo of all the tears and drama from the gals and Matt as this season continues next Monday night.

So, what was your first impression of Matt as The Bachelor? Abigail as the women who received the first impression rose? Who do you think will win Matt’s heart in the end? Any early predictions? Comment below.

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THE BACHELORETTE Season Finale: Zac Puts A Ring On It As Tayshia Gets Her Man

The pandemic version of the hit reality-dating series franchise, The Bachelorette, had a few major twists.  First, that in the middle of the season the lead ‘Bachelorette’ had to be switched out, when Clare Crawley found love early with Dale Moss and exited the show.

Enter Tayshia Adams, who then started her own journey with the men who were still part of Clare’s season and a few others brought in to add to the mix.

The entire production had to be quarantined and shot in one location in Palm Springs, California.  Even the hometown dates were in Palm Springs as family members from the men still in the competition were brought there.  So with limited locales, the season was not always big and splashy, but in the end, and on the second night of the two-night season finale, you could not have asked for a sweeter ending and proposal between Zac Clark and Tayshia.

So how did Tayshia and Zac end up together?  Here’s a brief rundown from last night’s two-hour season finale:

With Ben back in the mix and asking for a second chance, (after he could not tell Tayshia the last time that he loved her, he did so now), she invites him to the rose ceremony, where Ivan and Zac, who were the two last men standing, were in for a shock.

At the ceremony, Tayshia asks to talk to Ivan privately. She takes him aside and tells him she has concerns over religion from their overnight date, so much so that she does not think they can go any further and she sends him home.  That means, Tayshia gives her two roses to her finalists: Zac and Ben,

On her last date with Zac prior to the final rose ceremony, Tayshia is not herself when the couple go to a dance class together.  Her anxiety is getting the best of her and it was hard to tell if she was just not feeling Zac anymore, as she is now for Ben, or if she is just getting jitters over the whole process. Later, away from the dancing, Zac and Tayshia have a heart-to-heart, where she is worried what happens if something changes between them, (since she was previously divorced, as was he) and that he does not want her anymore?  Zac said calmly, “No matter what, I’m not going anywhere.”  That helped put Tayshia’s mind at ease, somewhat!

Next, she has made a decision to tell Ben, it’s over between them.  She sits him down and tells him she has stronger feelings for Zac.  Ben shares, “I was excited to be back, I was really hopeful that we would be together.  When you love somebody, you want them to be happy.”  So with that, he realizes it’s time to pack it up, sharing with the cameras that he believed their lives would have been so good together.

Zac is choosing an emerald diamond to give Tayshia from Neil Lane (of course, at this juncture, he has no idea that Ben has been sent home).  Then, we see both Zac and Tayshia getting ready for the big proposal day.  Will she accept Zac’s proposal … doubts swirling through her head and all?

As the final rose ceremony began, Zac delivered a heart-tugging speech which included: “The first conversation we ever had by our fountain, we talked about how everything happens for a reason. I came here because I was supposed to meet you, I came here because I was supposed to fall in love with you. Nothing has ever felt so right in my entire life. I love you, Tayshia. We spoke of the importance of loyalty, and I will always be loyal to you.”

Tayshia finally and fully let her guard down and shared to Zac; “I know that I told you that I love you, but it’s more than that. It’s this wild, wild love that I’ve tried to come up with so many reasons to not believe, and you have truly made me believe that there doesn’t have to be flaws, and that I deserve love with a man who won’t run away. I love you, Zac Clark.”

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As Tayshia is sobbing as Zac gets down on one knee, she says “Yes” to his proposal, and to make it official she gives Zac the final rose which he accepts. Next, they ride off into the sunset in a symbolic cardboard taxi to New York City where Zac lives.

On Wednesday, Tayshia and Zac made their first TV appearance together since their engagement four months ago.  They told Good Morning America that they were looking forward to dating and taking it one step at a time, and that Tayshia will be bi-coastal for now, but spending time on the east coast with Zac over the holidays.

So, happy that Tayshia chose Zac? Share you thoughts on this unpredictable season and last night’s episode via the comment section below.

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