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Y&R Recap – July 18 – July 22nd

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At the launch party, reporters begin to question Tucker about the new line’s marketability and overall potential, Tucker finds it hard to respond. Ashley seamlessly steps in to describe the ingredients and benefits of the new line’s products. A reporter claims to have come across a marriage certificate for Ashley and Tucker. Tucker puts his arm around Ashley and confirms their marriage. When Abby is asked about her feelings regarding the marriage, Abby acts as though she knew about the nuptials, adding that she is happy for them both. Billy arrives at the dive bar, finding Cane working behind the bar. Cane refuses to serve Billy, instead, they share stories of how they’ve lost the women and children they love. Victoria starts to open up to Victor about her and Billy’s turbulent relationship. Victor warns Victoria that Billy has a problem that only he can fix.

Victoria informs Jack, Jill, and Ashley that Billy was a total wreck when she saw him after Delia’s custody hearing and hasn’t heard from him since. Billy appears lifeless as he lays face down on the steering wheel of his wrecked vehicle.

­Diane runs into both Jack and Victor when she arrives at the Jabot launch party with Kyle. Diane harps on both Victor and Jack for making Kyle’s accomplishment into a contest between the two of them. Abby takes her anger out on Deacon. Diane learns from Deacon that Abby was in fact the one driving the night Tucker was hit. Unable to conceal the truth any longer, Abby confesses to Tucker about being behind the wheel the night of the accident. Tucker reveals he knew that she was driving. The doctor informs Jill, Ashley, and Jack that he is awaiting the results of Billy’s blood alcohol test. Billy insists he wasn’t drunk. Victoria confronts Chloe about taking Delia away from Billy. Chloe insists that Billy is spiraling down the same path she witnessed while they were together in New York. Victoria and Chloe are interrupted when Jack calls to inform Victoria of Billy’s accident. Sergeant Burke informs Jill and Jack that Billy was in fact sober at the time of the accident. Inside Billy’s hospital room, Victoria bears her soul to a seemingly unconscious Billy. When she’s gone, Billy opens his eyes to reveal that he was awake Sharon arrives in court for her sentencing. Sharon thanks Adam for fighting harder than anyone for her, unaware that Adam threw away the only evidence to free her.

Phyllis is surprised when Nick informs her he will not be attending the sentencing. Noah informs Eden that he was going to be there for Sharon, but she called and asked him not to attend to avoid the press. Nick and Phyllis both agree that they wish Adam hadn’t convinced Noah that he had proof of Sharon’s innocence. Phyllis informs Nick she’s going to find out exactly how close Adam came to exonerating Sharon. The judge takes the bench and announces that Sharon is sentenced to 30 years in prison with no chance of parole. Victor assures Sharon that he and Sam are going to appeal and find a way to prove her innocence. Adam listens in through the slightly ajar courtroom door. Adam is angry when Diane considers backing out of their plan to bring Victor down. Adam reveals his plan to frame Victor for Diane’s murder and sternly informs Diane that she will follow through with the plan. Diane asks Adam to transfer money to her so she can send Kyle away to keep him from Jack and Victor’s grasp. Adam agrees, but informs Diane that she needs to sign custody of Kyle over to Victor. Sharon calls Adam’s GCAC suite, but Diane answers the phone instead and neither woman recognizes the other’s voice. Phyllis reveals to Adam that she knows he got his hands on the evidence to prove Sharon’s innocence, demanding to know what he did with it.

­Jack warns Sam that Victor is not to be trusted and insists he should also watch out for Adam. Victor informs Nick that he and Sam will be helping Sharon with her appeal. Victor learns that Phyllis thinks Adam sabotaged the evidence to clear Sharon’s name. Phyllis confronts Adam about the memory card. Adam denies that there was any evidence to clear Sharon’s name. Phyllis informs Nick that Emmett, the forensics expert, clearly heard Sharon’s voice in the memory card. An emotional Sharon leaves a message for Adam with Diane whose voice she doesn’t recognize. Later, Sharon expresses her hurt to Adam about finding a woman in his room. He assures her that there’s nothing going on between them and admits that there is something left between him and Sharon. Sam informs Sharon that Adam is not a true friend. Nick urges Phyllis to get a statement from Emmett before starting her blog about Adam’s betrayal. When Phyllis’ blog goes viral, Leslie brings a copy of the blog to Sharon, who cannot believe Adam has been lying. Diane convinces Victor to become Kyle’s legal guardian by revealing that she is in fact double-crossing Adam. Once the documents are signed, Diane asks Adam to get Kyle out of town as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Jack has planned a getaway for himself and Kyle. Sam reveals to Adam that he sees him for the snake that he is.

­Ashley and Jack take Billy home from the hospital. Ashley announces she’s throwing Billy a birthday party. Ashley invites Victoria to Billy’s party, but Victoria turns down the invitation because she doesn’t want to give Billy false hope. Sam tries to convince Sharon that she should trust him and not Adam, expressing his suspicion regarding Adam’s claim to have lost the only evidence able to clear Sharon’s name. Adam is pleased when Diane reveals that Victor has signed the papers to grant him custody of Kyle. He informs Diane that the next step in their plan to frame Victor is fake Diane’s death. Adam hands Diane an envelope filled with all necessary identification to turn her and Kyle into ‘Jennifer and Timothy Bilton’. When Diane informs Kyle that they must leave Genoa City, he refuses. Sam confronts Adam about Phyllis’ blog, demanding to know where the memory card is that could clear Sharon’s name. Spencer offers Sharon a deal if she will help him get Adam. Sam pleads with Sharon to take Spencer’s deal and admit that Adam assisted with her escape. Sharon is speechless when Adam confesses his love for her and asks her to marry him.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: “Sugar Sugar! Oh, Honey Honey”

The Bold and the Beautiful revealed at the end of the Friday April 13th episode what many viewers had guessed, that it wasn’t Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) who died when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) stabbed her, but it had to her doppelgänger, Sugar, or at least it seems that way.

Deacon (Sean Kanan) has been beside himself since seeing what was supposed to be Sheila’s body being cremated, but revealing the body had ten toes and not nine, and we all know Sheila had cut off her toe, so she only had nine.

While explaining his thoughts that she is alive to Finn (Tanner Novlan) and then trying later to explain to Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Deacon is more convinced that something is wrong here. Meanwhile, Finn went to talk to Steffy about Deacon’s theory, which stuns her, as she believed she killed Sheila in self-defense.


At Il Giardino, Deacon looks at his phone then slams it down. He flashes back to the body going into the crematorium oven saying to himself, “Maybe I’m not going crazy. Maybe that wasn’t you. And if that wasn’t you, maybe you’re out there. Maybe you need my help.”

Deacon gets on Sheila’s laptop and tries to find something that might help him figure out where Sheila has gone. He looks at her text message communications and sees a section from an unknown number. He opens the messages, and Deacon reads that they’re from someone named “Sugar.”  That person said she was going to find Sheila. In the messages, Sheila made it clear she wanted no part of her. But it could be that Sheila met up with Sugar, or was forced too?


In a quick history lesson about the character of Sugar: she was originally played by Robin Mattson on B&B, and was a former prison warden who helped Sheila escape and then joined her in kidnapping Ridge Forrester to hold him for ransom. A twisted plot ensued, where flames engulfed the foundry they were at and Ridge was presumed dead. Meanwhile, Sheila and Sugar disappeared with Massimo and Sheila’s baby, Diana.

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Fast forward to 2006, Sheila returned to Genoa City to go after Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman) again and was arrested for attacking Scott Grainger (Peter Barton). In a shocker, when Lauren went to visit Sheila in the slammer, she learned that the woman behind bars was actually Sugar, who had been given plastic surgery and now looks exactly like Sheila.

Now the questions become, did Sheila know that Sugar was going to attack Steffy? Did they have a plan and it went awry, or was Sheila hoping she could get rid of both Sugar and Steffy, by having her daughter-in-law sent to prison for her “murder”? Or, is Sheila out there somewhere in trouble?

Share your theories via the comment section below, and if you knew all along that it would be revealed that Sugar is the person who actually died and not Sheila. But first, check out next week on B&B where Deacon gets a visit from Lauren.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Drew and Nina Get Physical; Were You Surprised or Did You Expect it to Happen?

On the Tuesday, April 9th episode of General Hospital, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) explosive relationship just turned up the heat another notch.

In story, Nina who was responsible (although she doesn’t see it that way) for Drew being sent to prison for insider trading when she tipped off the SEC, let out her feelings to him about how to get back in the good graces of her daughter, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) and Michael (Chad Duell). In doing so, she asks him for his help with it.

For months, the two have had nothing short of contentious moments, where Drew has not let Nina off the hook for what he did to him, or to his ex Carly (Laura Wright). Fast-forward and when alone in the Crimson office, Nina brings up wanting to stick it to Carly again.

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As they banter back and forth, Drew can’t figure out why he should help Nina at all with any of her manipulations. Suddenly, as he tried to exit, his shirt rips and exposes his bare chest and abs, and Nina get quite an eyeful. From there, things become physical and before you know it, Drew and Nina are making out and having their version of hate-sex.


Cameron Mathison spoke to Soap Opera Digest on the shocking turn events, sharing, “I didn’t see it coming at all. I really didn’t. I think the audience did. Cynthia did some appearances and I guess the audience was ‘You and Drew, there’s some sexy chemistry there.’ I was like, ‘Wait, what? Really?’ I didn’t even get it. So I love it that it was very unexpected. The writers saw it, too. And, I love that it’s not a typical way for two people to be … physical. I was gonna say intimate, but there’s not a lot of intimacy there. And then as soon as it’s over, it’s back to arguing and giving each other crap again. It was really cute and really well done.”

As the fallout for their office room romp will air on the Wednesday April 10th episode, just how will the two deal with the fact that they had this fiery passionate moment in the weeks and months ahead? Will this be Nina’s new plot to get at Carly to be seen with her ex? Will Drew and Nina never speak of this again? (Well, this is a soap opera, after all, that’s pretty doubtful), or is this part of a major reset for some of the characters on the canvas now that Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte are co-head writing the show?


Speaking on the aftermath of the tryst, Mathison added, “The two of them are both like, all right, let’s forget about that and move on. It’s like a weird kind of aggression attraction. There’s obviously attraction there, but I don’t think either of them expected it, and I think they’re both totally shocked and surprised by it. I think Drew gets a kick out of it whereas Nina is a little embarrassed by it.”

Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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WrestleMania 40 Night Two: Cody Rhodes ‘Finishes the Story’ and Defeats Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship with Run-Ins by The Rock, John Cena & The Undertaker

If ever there was the best use of the current trendy term “cinema”, night two of WrestleMania 40 was just that, and certainly none more so than the highly anticipated main event between Cody Rhodes and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a “Bloodline” rules match where everything goes and anyone can interfere… and it’s all legal!

Whether you streamed it on Peacock, or were there live at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, these questioned remained as the night began. Would Cody Rhodes finally “finish the story,” a story he began back at WrestleMania 39 when he lost in the main event to Reigns in 2023? Could Cody do what his iconic and beloved father, Dusty Rhodes, never got the chance to do, and become a WWE World Champion? There were so many questions on the line to be answered.

The match was epic drama at its absolute best from the larger than life spectacle with awe-dropping entrances for Rhodes, who was accompanied by his wife, Brandi Rhodes, and “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns who came out to a choir singing his theme. If ever there was a good vs evil set-up with so much history and so much build-up, this was it.

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The in-ring chemistry of Rhodes and Reigns was palpable. Roman will go down as one of the greatest champions of all-time, who’s reactions and facial expressions help heighten the drama and against Rhodes who is the perfect babyface of this era. The match delivered near-falls, specific and crucial story beats, and an abundance of interference that made perfect sense when you map out the storytelling of this battle.

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As the match wore on, things started to unravel as to who would get the upper hand when an series of run-ins featuring legendary WWE Superstars and “Bloodline” members made their way into, and around, the ring to help Reigns or Rhodes. First, Jimmy Uso superkicked Rhodes in the ring, but then his brother, Jey Uso (who he had wrestled earlier in the night) came after him and took him out with a huge bump on the ring ramp. Next, Solo Sikoa jumped in the ring and Samoan Spiked Cody multiple times; while being frustrated that Reigns couldn’t get himself together to pin “The American Nightmare” for his help.

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All of a sudden, John Cena’s music hit and down the ramp came the 16-time WWE champion. Cena getting revenge on Sikoa, who sent him packing from WWE last year, threw him through the announce table. All of a sudden The Rock’s theme music hit, and the crowd went wild. Now the two movie stars and two of the all-time biggest WWE superstars were face to face. However, Rock delivered a Rock Bottom and Cena went down.

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Next, in a stunning moment, “The Shield’s” old theme music hit and Seth Rollins attempted to slide in the ring with a chair but Reigns delivered a superman punch temporarily stopping his momentum. Before The Rock could beat down Cody Rhodes, once again with his belt strap, The Undertaker’s gong sounded and the lights went out. When they came back up, The Rock was turned the wrong way with The Undertaker in the ring behind him. Next, ‘Taker’ delivered a choke slam to The Rock and then was gone before you knew it when the lights went out and the back on.

Now came the poetic justice … the culmination of years of story. With the chair in the ring and Rhodes struggling to get up on one side of the ring, and Rollins struggling to get up on the other side of the ring, The Tribal Chief had a decision to make … who would he hit in the back with the chair? Reigns chose Rollins, allowing Cody to recover delivering three Cross Rhodes to get a three count and become the new WWE Universal Champion by pinning Reigns.

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In the end, it was Rollins’ message to Rhodes weeks earlier that proved to be the deciding factor. “The Visionary” promised Cody that he would be his ‘shield’, referencing the former clique he had with Reigns and Dean Ambrose. In WWE history, back in 2014, it was Rollins who stabbed Reigns and the group  in the back with a chair shot to the back of Reigns. Knowing that revenge is Reigns’ achilles heel, Rollins set himself up as the ultimate distraction for Cody to become the champ.

As Reigns’ run as world champion at 1,317 days came to an end, he will remain fourth among all-time champions who held the belt the longest following Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales and Hulk Hogan.  Social media was abuzz when video was captured of an emotional Reigns and his special counsel new WWE Hall-of-Famer, Paul Heyman near the beginning of the entrance ramp hugging it out after the loss.

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WrestleMania 40 night two also featured several other outstanding matches including the opening bout between Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntrye for Rollins’ WWE Heavyweight Championship.  In what was probably one of the best entrances of WrestleMania 40 weekend, Rollins showed up with Philadelphia’s Mummers Band playing his theme music. As the Mummers paraded down the ramp with Rollins, he was wearing Mummers-inspired gear and costume. 

Going into the match, Rollins was already in a weakened state with his knee from his previous injury and wrestling in night one with Cody Rhodes against The Rock and Roman Reigns. McIntrye and Rollins hit finishing maneuvers at an exceptionally high rate before McIntyre finally picked up the win.  A dejected Seth, in tears outside the ring, told Drew that he deserved it as he was the better man that night. Rollins’ emotional reaction proved once again why he is one of the best in sports entertainment.

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In another “poetic justice” moment, a gloating and emotional McIntrye with belt in hand, goes over to the announce table to confront CM Punk who was helping call the match. After he continued to taunt Punk, “The Voice of the Voiceless” loses his temper and removes his arm brace from his tricep surgery and begins to beat down McIntrye.

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With Drew in a vulnerable state, Damian Priest (the Money in the Bank winner) comes running down the ring ramp and cashes in the briefcase for his opportunity for a championship, and in quick fashion hits the “South of Heaven” choke slam on The Scottish Warrior and ends his very short title reign becoming the new WWE World Champion. CM Punk sat at ringside and applauded Priest’s efforts and there is no love lost between Punk and McIntrye as their feud continues to build.

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When it was time for the WWE Women’s Championship between the champion Iyo Sky and former head of Damage CTRL, Bayley, it was clear how much love and respect there is for Bayley. That extended to the press box and through Lincoln Financial Stadium,  Would Bayley get retribution for Damage CTRL stabbing her in the back? First, Bayley came out an all-new entrance theme know coining the phrase “Role Model”.

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As the match wore on, it was high-flying maneuvers from Sky that dominated, however, Bayley survived all that Iyo managed to throw at her and hit a an elbow drop and then a Rose Plant for the three count to become the new champ.  Beloved in the locker room, and coming back to the WWE after sustaining knee injuries requiring surgeries, Bayley was back on top and the crowd couldn’t have been happier.

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In other match-ups: Logan Paul defeated Kevin Owens and Randy Orton to retain the United States Championship (Paul’s frog splash through the air and the height he achieved was out of this world_. LA Knight defeated. AJ Styles via pinfall, and Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits defeated The Final Testament.

You can check out some of the highlights from Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns main event match below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of the matches on night two of WrestleMania 40? Where does Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns rank as the main event at a WrestleMania? Is it number one? Pretty hard to beat it. Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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