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Y&R Recap – July 11 – July 15th

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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 »


B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

This entire week, Daytime Emmy winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) has been acting her heart out as viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful watched Steffy’s quick descent into drug addiction take complete hold of her, thanks in part to a “gift” from Vinny!

What the story has allowed the writers, Wood, and the daytime drama to do is play the beats of what may have felt swept under the rug – the devastation of Steffy having “Phoebe” (who was actually baby Beth) taken from her and returned to her biological mother, Hope (Annika Noelle)- and it was then Hope who also got the man Steffy loved, Liam (Scott Clifton), back in her life –  leaving Steffy feeling alone, abandoned, and vulnerable.

Throughout this week’s airshows, Steffy tried to hide and deny her pill-popping from Liam who found her passed out on the couch, unresponsive, and their daughter, Kelly, unattended to, which began the series of scenes pitting them against each other.  But where Jacqui hit the home run, and is certainly now a front-runner for the Lead Actress trophy come next year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys competition, was on Friday’s heartbreaking episode.

In story, after Kelly was taken by Liam, Steffy has come to get her child back and take her home, while strung out.  Liam, Hope and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) try to reason with Steffy to let Kelly stay with them while she takes care of herself and then she can have Kelly back.  However, Steffy gets further agitated that she doesn’t need help or therapy; she just needs her daughter!

Steffy demands Hope get out of her way as she is going to get Kelly… but just then Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) enters.  Steffy pleads with her father to help her through her tears saying that Liam and Hope stole Kelly, and are keeping her in the cabin with Donna. Ridge is annoyed at first and wants an explanation. Brooke tells him there’s a lot going on he doesn’t realize.

Liam pipes up and tells Ridge that Steffy’s been abusing pain pills and he hopes he will listen to him and help Steffy now.  Ridge doesn’t think Steffy would lie about taking pills but Liam explains how he found the bottle of pills. Now cornered, Steffy breaks down and admits she took a few pills, because she has been in so much pain and going through such a difficult time since the accident, and even before that!  She also tells her father how the Logans are once again destroying the Forresters, and how he chose Brooke over Taylor, and how Liam left her for Hope.   Ridge says they will get her help, but Steffy is not interested, and won’t have it, and pulls a switchblade on the group demanding Kelly be returned to her.


It is then Ridge asks her now that she has the blade out; what is her plan? What is her next step?  Realizing what she is doing, Steffy cries and drops the knife. But not before saying that she’ll never forgive Ridge or any of them for what they are doing to her.  She runs out, while Ridge goes after her, leaving Liam devastated.

This performance by Wood was so gut-wrenching that Michael Fairman TV names Jacqueline’s work the Power Performance of the Week.

Watch the final seven minutes of Friday’s episode of Wood’s tour de force performance.  Then let us know what you thought of Jacqueline in this week’s episodes on B&B via the comment section.

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Days Of Our Lives

Who is DAYS Gwen Really? What is Her Vendetta Against Abigail All About?

We have a new psycho in Salem, and she is played to perfection by Emily O’Brien who has been bringing her brand of quirky evil to the NBC soap opera as Gwen.  Soap fans, of course, remember her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless from 2006-2011.

Ron Carlivati and his DAYS writing team certainly have some tricks up their sleeve where Gwen is concerned as viewers recently found out she was behind slipping Abigail (Marci Miller) the drug months ago causing her hallucinations.

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But Gwen is even much darker than we think, when several key clues and moments were revealed on Friday’s episode of DAYS when she went to visit her conspirator in prison, Dr. Rolf (William Utay).

During the exchange, we learn Gwen has been getting the mind-altering drug from one of Dr. Rolf’s concoctions.  She reveals to him that their plan has hit the proverbial snag.  The drug did not dismantle Abigail as she had hoped.  We also learn while she was in the mental institution – Bayview – that is how she tracked Rolf down by researching the drug he had created.

And it appears, Rolf hates Abigail too, citing he always saw her as  thorn in Stefano’s side.  It is then Gwen says he wants another dose of the drug to “melt Abby’s brain!”  Rolf says without anyone else to take the fall for it, he can’t come up with it.

He suggests to her to alter her plan and to instead destroy Abigail’s life piece by piece … and go for the long game instead of the short term – take everything that is near and dear from her including her husband, children, home, everything.

But, what does come to light is that even Dr. Rolf does not know why Gwen wants to destroy Abigail.  That is when Gwen shares she has very good reason to hate Abigail, and he, along with everyone else, will find out why when the time is right.

So, what are your theories?  Who is Gwen?  Is she a character with plastic surgery?  Could she be a sister no one knew Abigail had?  A former mental patient who Abby knew when she was getting help a few years back? And what is her gripe with Abigail all about?  Comment below!

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Chrishell Stause Has a Comeback, Kaitlyn Bristowe Overcomes Injury, One Couple Is Eliminated

On Tuesday evenings second night of competition in the new season of Dancing with the Stars, three former soap stars took to the ballroom dance floor in a night which also featured for the first time this season … the viewers vote counting for 50% of the total score, and one couple being sent home.

The “drama” of the episode was if former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ankle would be OK enough for her to dance her routine.  With her being placed at the end of the show and then “wowing” everyone – it was hard to know how bad the injury was, but, as she detailed on the show she did receive a cortisone shot before performing and changed shoes to help her get through.

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Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause, the former AMC, DAYS and Y&R star, currently on the reality hit, Selling Sunset, showed improvement, while ex- Passions, Desperate Housewives and Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe continued to bring the heat – although the judges want him to dance with less use of his facial expressions – and Daytime Emmy winner Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marley, AW)  continued to be having the time of her life from her performances.

Here’a what went down…

Kaitlyn Bristowe and partner Artem Chigvintsev (Foxtrot): Performing to Leann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” and with the uncertainty of if she would dance at all, Bristowe, who wanted to be a dancer, got major kudos from the judges for her dramatic lines and moves fluidly through the dance floor and closed the night – combined total score of last week and this week 42 out of 60

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Anne Heche and partner Keo Mostepe (Foxtrot): Performing to One Republic’s “Counting Stars”,  Heche revealed this was one of her favorite songs, and she also revealed this dance was to honor her two sons.  Although the judges did not feel Heche delivered as strongly with this performance than in the season opener, Anne still looked like she was enjoying every second of being on the floor – combined total score 36 out of 60

Chrishell Stause and partner Gleb Savchenko (Rumba):  Stause showed her vulnerability including sharing a story from her childhood past.  Then then duo danced to “This Is Me” from the Greatest Showman.  During the performance, Stause looked more fluid on the floor than the previous week and was praised for her improvement  – Combined total score 31 out of 60

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Jesse Metcalfe and partner Sharna Burgess (Foxtror): This duo performed to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and played up their chemistry on the floor. The critique from the judges had more to do with Jesse not looking so intense, and also his posture, but all told they did well – Combined score was 38 out of 60.

Now to the first elimination:  Carole Baskin and Charles Oakley were the celebrities in the bottom two.   It was up to the judges to decide which celebrity would be saved.  Bruno picked Charles, but Carrie Ann picked Carole, leaving Derek to cast the deciding vote … and he saved Carole.

So what did you think of how Chrishell, Anne and Jesse did on last night’s DWTS?  Did the right celeb get sent packing? What did you think of Kaitlyn’s dance and ankle injury? Comment below, but first check out their dances.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood deliver the Power Performance of the Week as Steffy’s drug addiction leads to a confrontation and intervention by her loved ones with dire consequences.  Here is the last seven minutes that featured Emmy-winner Wood at her best. Leave A Comment

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