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Y&R Recap – July 12 – July 16th

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After Victoria proclaims her love for Billy, Victor makes it clear that he is disappointed in her daughter’s choice before leaving. Billy thinks Victoria was joking and is stunned when it becomes clear that she wasn’t. Meanwhile, Nick tells Nikki that Phyllis left him. Phyllis shows up at her penthouse and tells Sharon that she left Nick and that she wants her place back. Later, Sharon is shocked by Phyllis’s pronouncement and tells Phyllis that she and Faith will be out by tonight. Sharon isn’t ready to face what Phyllis already knows; that Sharon will go straight to Nick. After the commotion Skye made in the courtroom, Owen tells Heather that she is taking over Adam’s case. Skye introduces Adam to his new attorney, Vance Abrams, just as Adam’s arraignment begins and Vance asks the judge to allow Adam bail so that he can go home. Heather and Chance are stunned when the judge actually allows Adam bail. Later, Skye tells Adam that before she posts his bail she wants him to marry her but before Adam can give her an answer Heather arrives, wanting to talk to Adam, alone. Trying to process Victoria’s statement of love, Billy decides to ask Victoria out on a first date. Meanwhile, Victor is venting his frustration to Nikki about Victoria’s declaration of love to Billy and he says that the Newmans have no business associating with the Abbotts, which Abby overhears and takes to heart. Later, Abby confronts her father about his speech as Victor does the same about Abby’s RS cover. Moments later, a reporter from Celebrity Weekly arrives to interview Abby and asks Victor how he feels about her sex tape, which blind sides Victor. While looking for Phyllis at the club, Nick runs into Sharon. Sharon tells him that Phyllis is at the penthouse and is stung by Nick’s vehemence that he and Phyllis will work out their relationship. Meanwhile, Phyllis thinks back on her life and how she and Nick came together to fall in love. Billy brings Victoria to an arcade for their date and Victoria plays it off as though she isn’t pleased with the venue, at first, until she lets her hair down and the two both start acting like big kids, playing games. Later, Billy watches Victoria as she plays and touched to see just how truly happy she really is. Heather tells Adam just how disgusting he truly is but it doesn’t faze him and when she leaves Heather runs into Skye. Heather assures Skye that Adam is using her too but Skye doesn’t seem to mind or care. Later, Skye tells Adam that she bailed his bail and Adam thinks he is free until Skye brings in a Justice of the Peace and asks him if he can live up to his end of the bargain. Meanwhile, Heather is touched by how protective Chance is as they talk about Adam. Victor nearly hits the roof as Abby tells him about the sex tape and plays it off as though she wasn’t involved in leaking. Abby plays the victim in front of the reporter and drags him out of the club just as Victor gets the call about Adam getting out on bail. Meanwhile, the JOP declares Adam and Skye husband and wife and they set off to see some long lost “friends.” As their night is winding down, Billy uses a picture strip to tell Victoria that he loves her too. Meanwhile, Nick shows up at the penthouse to fight for Phyllis but she tells him that she is done, no matter what. Sharon has too much space in Nick’s heart and she can’t and won’t do it anymore. She says goodbye to Nick and closes the door on him and their marriage.

Later, just as Sharon and Nikki tell Victor about Nick and Phyllis’s separation, Adam arrives with Skye and introduces her to the awaiting crowd as his wife. As Adam is toasting to his new bride and sticking it to his family at the same time, Victor, Nikki and Sharon watch on in disgust. Nick arrives, fresh off his break up with Phyllis and sees Adam with Skye. Nick nearly gives Adam a black eye until Sharon steps in to stop it. Adam apologizes to Sharon and tells her that he still loves her, which infuriates Skye. Billy and Victoria arrive to the festivities as Adam and Skye move off to their table and Sharon and Nikki go to theirs. Nikki tells Sharon that she knows what Sharon is doing and it needs to stop. While talking to a new designer about her father, Lauren struggles to reconcile the man she knew with the man he was. Cane and Jill worry that Lily is pushing herself too hard to be with the twins when she should be taking care of herself right now. While at the arcade, Billy calls his mom to check in and ends up talking to Cane, who tells him that Lily isn’t doing so well. Billy comes up with a plan to help Lily, which involves her leaving the hospital. Cane surprises Lily with a little party at the arcade with J.T., Mac, Devon and Roxanne. During the celebration, J.T. notices that Mac isn’t really in the party mood. Mac asks J.T. to take her to see the twins so that she can say goodbye. Later, Jill steps on Lauren’s toes with the designer when she introduces herself as Jill Fenmore.

Victor makes a pronouncement at the club that Adam is a cold-blooded murder and that every time he enters a restaurant he shouldn’t be served, no one in Genoa City should help him in any way. Adam shrugs it off until he realizes that the “mob” is turning on him. Meanwhile, Sharon asks Nick if he can watch Faith for the evening and when he inquires if she is alright she gets upset with him and leaves. Victoria sees the exchange and tells Nick that she doesn’t blame Phyllis for leaving him. Jill and Lauren face off when Jill tries to tell Lauren how to do business. Lauren loses her temper with Jill and tells her that she doesn’t want her as business partner, a friend or a sister. Later, Jill tells Morgan that she is ready to move forward with her lawsuit and Morgan informs her that she found something about Neil Fenmore that she may find very interesting. Victoria gets Nick to admit that he is still in love with two people and tells him that he needs to find out who he is on his own because that is the only way he will know who he is meant to be with. Meanwhile, as Sharon is at confession a P.I. stands nearby listening. Later, Adam gets a call and tells Skye that he is leaving. Skye runs into Nick after Adam leaves her alone and Nick wonders what could make Adam leave his new bride along on their wedding night. Meanwhile, Sharon walks out of the confessional and comes face to face with Adam. As Mac watches the twins she admits to J.T. that she feels cheated for losing them. J.T. lets Mac breakdown in his arms as she finally feels the loss of the twins. Meanwhile, Cane and Lily are full of hope for their future as they take about bringing the twins back to the arcade one day. Jack is stunned to find Phyllis at the penthouse when he arrives looking for Sharon and learns that she left Nick. Meanwhile, Skye tells Nick that Adam left the club and Skye’s obvious jealous tells Nick everything he needs to know about where Adam went. At the church, Adam tells Sharon that he merely came to pray but Sharon doesn’t believe him for a second and is disappointed that he is yet again lying to her. Later, Nick calls Victoria to ask her to watch Faith and Victoria has to admit that she is upstairs at the club with Billy. Tucker goes to check in with Ashley and tells her that Adam is never going to hurt her ever again. He asks her come stay with him in order to protect her. Daniel tells Abby that she was right about the cover that it helped get him work and made him “cool by association.” He convinces her doing the cover the “tame” way was the right way to go and offers to paint her in the nude again but Abby slips out coyly and decides to start playing hard to get. Later, as Tucker is telling Ashley how much he admires her; Abby walks in and interrupts the moment. Phyllis talks to Jack about leaving Nick and admits that although it was one of the most difficult choices she has ever had to make, she knows it was the right one. Meanwhile, Adam tries to explain to Sharon about his marriage to Skye but she doesn’t want to hear it. She tells him that she will never be able to forgive him. Later, as Phyllis is finding comfort in Jack the two end up in a kiss and just as it is about to break into full fledge passion both Jack and Phyllis breaking into laughter. Billy and Victoria are playful as they baby sit Faith together. Adam tries to reach out to Sharon and get her to admit her feelings just as Nick arrives and the tension rises between the brothers. Adam tries to bait Nick when he tells him that he kissed Sharon in Brazil and she kissed him back but Sharon steps in and tells them both that she doesn’t need either one of them. Later, Sharon leaves the brothers to fight it out and when Nick asks Adam if Sharon called out his name when Sharon was in bed with Adam, Adam suddenly attacks Nick. Tucker asks Ashley about what is happening between them and leaves it up to her to decide whether or not to explore it. Ashley tells him that she is open to seeing where it goes. Meanwhile, Abby shows up at Daniel’s again and allows him to sketch her in the nude, which leads them to passionate kiss and making love. Later, Ashley and Tucker end up making love.

Nikki and Victor are surprised when Meggie shows up at their front door. As Jack and Phyllis wish each other, at the ranch, Meggie faint into Victor’s arms. Sharon stops by to pick up Faith and reminds Victoria that Billy has set out to destroy the Newmans and ends up ruining they playful evening for a moment. After she is gone, Billy manages to get Victoria back in the mood with a few tickles and a good joke. Later, Adam finds Skye waiting for him at their suite at the club and the two explode into a moment of passionate sex. Nick stops by to apologize to Sharon and tells her that he is fearful for her safety now that Adam is out on bail. Meanwhile, Skye tells Adam that she and Vance have a plan to salvage his image but Adam isn’t so sure that it’s possible. Sharon tells Nick that every time he charges in to save the day it only proves to her how little faith he has in her. Nick tells Sharon that was never his intention, that he trusts her, its Adam he doesn’t trust. Later, Skye lays out her plans for Adam but it’s her intentions that Adam is more interested in. As Nina and Paul share a meal, they talk about their mutual worry for their children’s safety. Meanwhile, as Heather and Chance are waiting to get a warrant, Chloe stops by to pick a date for their wedding but before they can settle on a final date, Heather gets the call and they have to take off. Later, Nina teases Paul as they shop at Fenmore’s and playfully flirt. Meanwhile, Chance and Heather tell the warden that he is to comply with the warrant and clear out all the cells immediately. Meggie comes downstairs to Nikki and Victor just as Victor gets a call and leaves the two women to size each other up. Meggie admits to Nikki that she made a pass at Victor in Canada just as Victor comes back and finds himself caught between the woman he has and the woman that wants him. Meggie tells them that Shaw and his friends shot up her bar in order to get pay back and then went to her home which is when she decided to jump on a bus and come to Genoa City. Victor and Nikki welcome their home to Meggie after everything she did to help Victor and Nick, although, Nikki is cautious about it. Jana and Kevin end up working at the coffeehouse during the same shift and when Ryder stops by to drop off Jana’s phone tensions rise. Jana decides it would be best if she and Ryder leave together just as Chloe arrives and wonders what Jana is doing with Ryder in the first place. Later, Ryder continues to lie to Jana about his “job” and instead takes her out on a date. At the coffeehouse, as Chloe and Kevin are talking, Allison stops by to get some coffee. Chloe asks Kevin who she is and encourages Kevin to go out with her again. At the club, Sharon, Nick and Faith are having breakfast as a family as Nick tells Sharon that he will respect her boundaries from now on. Moments later, Adam and Skye arrive and Adam is caught by the scene of the happy family. Sharon loses her appetite after Adam approaches their table and makes a few spiteful comments and Sharon decides to take Faith and leave. Later, Skye tells Adam that they are starting a hedge fund and with her smarts and the Newman name nothing can stop them. Upstairs, Sharon tells Nick that she can’t stay in town and that she is leaving Genoa City. Nick acquiesces to Sharon’s request to let her leave town for awhile just as he gets a call about a new hedge fund called “The Newman Fund” and has no idea what it is but is sure to find out. After the shopping is over, Paul and Nina end up making love. Meanwhile, after coming up empty handed at the prison, Owen shows up at Chance and Heather’s studio furious, demanding to know what they were thinking. Heather and Chance tell him that they didn’t find anything, literally, nothing and that has to mean there is a leak somewhere. Owen tells them that if they find anything to bring it him or Ronan immediately and if they pull another stunt like this they will be out of jobs. Later, Chance tells Heather he completely screwed up and Heather reassures him that he didn’t and that he is the best man she has ever known. Their attraction can no longer be denied and they finally end up in a passionate kiss, which leads them to making love. Nearby, a microphone catches everything. Meanwhile, as Paul and Nina are making love, Christine arrives at Paul’s door. Jana is stunned when the police show up with an arrest warrant for Ryder. Victor tells Nikki that he is having Meggie checked out, just to make sure she is who she says she is.
As Nina and Paul scramble to get dressed, they are surprised to hear Cricket’s voice coming from the next room and Cricket is even more surprised when they come out of the bedroom together and it’s clear what she interrupted. Later, Paul gets a call and has to take off leaving to the two women alone and Nina has to ask Cricket if she is okay with her being with Paul. Cricket assures Nina that everything is fine and they immediately launch into a casual conversation about Nina’s life and Chance’s engagement. Victor tells Nikki that Michael called the authorities in Ottawa but didn’t get very far and it seems they believe Meggie set up the shooting of her bar so they need to be wary of her for now. As Nikki and Victor are discussing Meggie’s intentions, Meggie walks into the room wearing only a man’s button down shirt because her clothes are in the laundry. Victor tells Meggie that she can stay at the ranch until they get things sorted out but asks her to put on something more suitable. The police tell Jana that Ryder is wanted to breaking and entering and burglary as she lets them into their room at the club. When they find Ryder isn’t there, Jana refuses to let them search the room and when she is along, Jana immediately starts searching herself. She is disappointed when she finds an expensive piece hidden away. Meanwhile, Chloe tries to push Kevin to go out with Allison as she consider going to visit Chance, who is in the middle of making love to Heather. Later, Kevin makes Chloe see that she’s being clingy so she calls Chance instead and comes up with a story to get him to come over, unaware of what is going on next door. As Chance sees Chloe’s message the guilt is evident on his face and he apologizes to Heather just as Ronan arrives and confronts them about their actions at the jail. After Ronan and Chance have it out and Ronan leaves, Heather wonders if Ronan could be the dirty cop. Victor asks Paul to run a background check on Meggie and found out what he can on the woman who is sharing a home with Nikki. Paul tells Victor that Nikki always put Victor first and Victor probably didn’t even consider Nikki’s feelings before allowing Meggie to stay with them and Victor is affected by Paul’s words and Nikki’s love for Victor. Meanwhile, Nikki makes it clear to Meggie that Victor is off limits. When Chance runs into Chloe in the hallway, Chance can’t reciprocate her need for romance because his guilt over what happened with Heather. Meanwhile, Ronan listens to Heather’s conversation with Owen about him from a bug he planted in her apartment. Later, Chance tries to tell Chloe the truth as she is trying to seduce him but he is unable to come up with an explanation or break her heart. In their apartment, Heather tells Chance that Owen wouldn’t take Ronan off the case just as Chance tells Heather that he couldn’t tell Chloe the truth. Jana calls Kevin for help finding Ryder and when Kevin realizes that Ryder bolted because the cops are looking for him, Kevin tells Jana he is going to hack into Ryder’s service provider and try to get the GPS on his phone. Kevin tells Jana he isn’t going to lose his business because of his no good brother. Later, Jana finds Ryder in their room and Ryder asks Jana to run with him and after a moments consideration Jana decides to go. Outside their room, the security cameras catch them leaving. Paul arrives back at his apartment just as Nina decides to take off and give him time to catch up with Cricket. Things are a little awkward between them as they try to be casual about what she walked in on earlier. Later, as Christine is leaving Paul asks if things are okay between them and Chris assures him that they are but outside she lets her raw emotions show for a moment. Meanwhile, Heather and Chance wonder is Ronan has been spying on them and Ronan realizes that he is busted. Chance and Heather search the room and find the bug and realize that Ronan has heard more than they want him to. Ronan makes a mysterious call and says that they need to get rid of Chance. Nikki is shocked when Victor presents her with an engagement ring. Victor asks Nikki to marry him. Nina returns to Paul’s and Paul tells Nina that they need to take Chris’s word that she is happy for them. Meanwhile, Chris reveals that she is in G.C. to help warn someone they are in danger and she is there to help.

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‘The Talk’ Returns as Sheryl Underwood Shares the ‘Trauma’ She Feels Over Incident That Led to Sharon Osbourne’s Exit

CBS’ afternoon series The Talk finally returned to the air, following the departure of Sharon Osbourne and the tense moments that went down on the March 10th episode between her and Sheryl Underwood.

Monday afternoon, co-hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth, Amanda Kloots and Carrie Ann Inaba along with diversity and inclusion expert, Donald E. Grant, were on the episode.  Grant, served as the moderator as the women discussed what happened when Osbourne came at Underwood when defending Piers Morgan’s remarks about Meghan Markle, eventually prompting an extended internal investigation by CBS.

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On today’s episode, Sheryl Underwood shared: “I didn’t want to escalate things with Sharon, because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend, but also, I knew I had to be an example for others to follow. I didn’t want to be perceived as that ‘angry Black woman’, and that really scared me. I didn’t want to be that and I wanted to remain calm and focused. It’s difficult to go back to that day because I just feel the trauma. I feel fearful, a little apprehensive.”

Elaine Welteroth added, “When you go back and watch what happened in that episode, you will see two Black women walking the same tightrope that Black women are walking every single day in the workplace.  As Sheryl said, we knew we had to stay composed in that situation, even in the face of someone who was A, not listening, and B, who went off the rails into disrespect when we were maintaining our respect within the context of this very complex, charged, emotional conversation.  There have been a lot of false narratives that have been spun in the aftermath of what happened on that episode…this is the first time that I have had the opportunity to speak. And I think it’s really important that we have the opportunity to say that the false accusations that are swirling in the press that frame Sheryl and I as some kind of, you know, people who attacked a woman on air, and were part of some sort of, you know, conspiracy, that is absolutely, categorically false.”

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She later added, “I just want to acknowledge you, Sheryl, on air for how you handled the situation. I think it’s important for people to really know the strength and willpower it takes to maintain that kind of composure in that situation. And I think for me, I was just really entering that conversation with the hope of finding a common ground and I didn’t feel like I was heard.”

In addition, Underwood wanted to go on record stating that while she had received text messages from Osbourne, she hadn’t replied to them because she wasn’t sure she was supposed to during during an internal investigation. Osbourne had said that she sent texts to Underwood and had apologized for her actions.

Sheryl shared: “I have never been through something like this. I didn’t know whether you were supposed to communicate or not communicate.  I have not spoken to Sharon, I haven’t had a phone call from her, ” However, Underwood expressed that if a friend were to come up to her and greet her nicely, she would do that same, “When you’re friends with someone, you stay friends,” she said.

So, what did you think about the sentiments shared by Sheryl and Elaine during The Talk? Was this episode helpful in shining a lot on racism, and successful in dealing with what transpired on March 10th with Sharon Osbourne? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Don Diamont & Scott Clifton Shine In Father/Son Scenes; As Bill Watches Liam’s Meltdown Over the Accident that Killed Vinny

On Thursday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, emotional two-person scenes were the order of the day featuring three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Scott Clifton (who may nab a nominations next year for this story) and longtime soap vet, Don Diamont.

In story, Dollar Bill has done everything to protect his son by covering up all the evidence in his attempt to save Liam from surely a murder sentence and going to prison.

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Bill’s theory: if anyone were to find out that Liam was driving Bill’s car when suddenly out of nowhere came Vinny (Joe LoCicero) – who Liam hates – and he hit him with the car and fatally killed the guy, they would think he had intent and motive. (However, to us there has to be more to the story! Did Vinny just randomly happen to be on the road that Liam and Bill were driving on and walking across it?)

At Bill’s place, Liam is agonizing as he keeps flashing back to the accident.  When Bill comes in from a morning jog, Liam is astonished that his father was out jogging, when they are in deep hot water for covering up their now hit and run.  Bill gets angry and tells him he actually went to see if there are were any cameras near the accident and he is happy to report there were none, so Liam is in the clear.  Therefore, Liam needs to keep his mouth shut and let this go and move on with his life and reuniting with Hope (Annika Noelle).

Not able to live with the cover-up, the lies, and what he did, Liam is insisting he has to go to the police, but Bill shouts: “You are not going to the police!” Liam goes on to his own subplot theory that they can say he hit an animal and then turn themselves in. Bill keeps firing back at his son, that he cannot do anything of the sort. He has done everything to protect his son in this mess and Liam could screw that all up with one wrong move.  Bill says, “All you have to do is…” and Liam fires back, “Pretend it never happened.”

It is then that Bill tells Liam that killing Vinny will haunt him whether he’s behind bars or a free man, and that he should opt for the latter.  Now unraveling, Liam’s convinced the police will figure out their cover-up. Just then, Bill pulls out a news report on his phone about the hit-and-run that has no leads and no ID of the body.  He assures his son there will never be any leads because he took care of everything.

Just then, Hope texts Liam wondering where he is for their lunch date.  Bill tells Liam to text her back saying something came up, he is in no condition to see anyone till he pulls himself together.  Liam texts back that he can’t make it.  When Hope texts back in response, “I hope you’re okay,” that sets up the end of the episode where Liam begins to hyperventilate and cannot catch his breathe, and is frightened and grief-stricken, and horrified at what he has done.  Bill comes to his aid and tells him he will not let anything happen to his son, and to dig deep to put this accident behind him.  Bill expresses that if Liam can’t do it himself, to lean on him.

However, Vinny was just ID’d in the hospital morgue by Finn (Tanner Novlan), so there’s that!

Kudos to both Scott Clifton and Don Diamont for the riveting scenes between father and son within the episode.

So, what did you think of Scott and Don’s performance? How will Bill and Liam be able to continue to cover-up the hit and run of Vinny? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, watch the final moments from the episode below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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