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Y&R Recap – July 19 – July 23rd

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Kay is pleasantly surprised to answer the door and find Christine standing in front of her. Meanwhile, Nina starts to feel insecure with Chris in town and Paul working on case for Victor in order to protect Nikki. Later, Kay wonders how Chris is dealing with Nina and Paul’s budding relationship and Chris tells her that she is fine with it but Kay knows better. Meanwhile, Paul senses some of Nina’s insecurities and tries to assuage her fears. As Nikki is stunned speechless, Meggie walks in and interrupts Victor’s proposal. Victor not so subtly tells Meggie to get lost so that he can finally get an answer from Nikki. Alone, Nikki tells Victor that she isn’t sure about the timing of his proposal and that she needs more time to consider. Later, Victor makes his position clear with Meggie that even though he owes her, he will protect his family from anyone. Chance tells Heather that he thinks that Ronan was responsible for planting the bug so that he could stay one step ahead of them at all times. Chance comes up with a plan to expose Ronan and tries to find a way to tell Chloe the truth about what happened with Heather. Meanwhile, Billy gives Chloe a hard time about living across the hall from Chance while he still a target but Chloe wonders why Billy can’t just be happy that she finally found a decent guy. Later, Heather and Chance pretend as though they didn’t find the bug as they call Billy and tell him that they have a story for him. Meanwhile, Ronan meets with Meeks and tells him that if they don’t get Chance off the case or demoted their entire case could blow up in their faces. As Paul and Michael are meeting about Meggie, Christine sneaks up and surprises Michael, who is thrilled to see her. Later, as Nina opens up to Kay about what it could mean having Chris back in town; Paul, Chris and Michael remember old times. Nina thinks back on her past with Chris and their bond just as Paul and Chris are remembering the love they had for one another. Nina tells Kay that she knows she can trust both Chris and Paul and she can let her insecurities get the best of her.

Nikki tells Kay about Victor’s proposal and Kay tells her that she thinks Nikki should have told Victor no. Kay tells her that what they have now works, why mess with that. Kay advises Nikki to follow her heart. Meanwhile, Victor sends Meggie out to Fenmores to get her own clothes as he plans something special for Nikki. Later, Victor surprises Nikki with a new foal and an elaborate speech, telling her that he never wants to live without her again. He asks her to marry him again, properly. After a moment, Nikki finally tells Victor she will marry him. Ronan shows up at the magazine and warns Billy not to print a word of Chance’s story and Billy wonders how Ronan knew that Chance wanted to give Billy the story. Chance shows up and asks the same question just as he arrests Ronan. Later, Meeks shows up and Ronan tells him that the reason he bugged the apartment was to keep Chance from going to the press. Meeks takes Ronan’s side and takes Chance off the case. Chance is furious as Ronan gives Chance a veiled threat, telling him he better keep his mouth shut of things could get worst for him on the home front. Heather doesn’t feel good about Ronan guarding her now but Chance assures her that he will be back once he deals with telling Chloe the truth.

Jack runs into Phyllis at the coffeehouse and wonders how she is coping with leaving Nick. She assures him that she is doing okay with it and focuses on Summer, Daniel on the other hand is another story. Meanwhile, Daniel meets with Abby and she tells him that she wants him to meet her producer, which Daniel has no interest in. When Kent arrives Abby dives right in, wanting to know when they start filming their first episode. Later, Phyllis is none to pleased about Daniel’s debut on the cover of Restless Style. Abby is beaten and furious when Kent tells her that there is no backer for the pilot and the “The Naked Heiress” is officially dead. Lauren is blindsided when she is served with legal papers at Fenmores. Lauren arrives at the Chancellor estate to confront Jill about suing her for half of Fenmores but Jill tells her that she has their father’s will and it should be a slam dunk case now. Later, just as Lauren and Jill are about to rip each other apart, Kay steps in. Kay tries to make Lauren and Jill see the where the other is coming from. Kay asks Jill to give Lauren some time to process what’s just happened to her. Kay and Neil wonder what is going on with Tucker when he sends Sofia Dupre to an important meeting in his place. Meanwhile, Tucker and Ashley decide to confront Victor directly about their suspicions that he is bribing a Japanese official in order to maintain his hold on Asian cosmetics market, knowing that they have no proof and it could backfire. Victor doesn’t even flinch at their accusation and warns Ashley about getting in Tucker’s way when he wants something and what could happen to her if she doesn’t play by his rules.  As their meeting gets underway and Neil is making his presentation, Sofia immediately rubs Neil the wrong way when she tells him that his points are way off the mark. Sofia tells them that Chancellor needs to update their image and Kay takes immediate offense. Sofia gives them her own report and asks them to keep an open mind but Neil has some questions. Later, Neil wonders why he hasn’t met Sofia before now and if it’s because she is here to do Tucker’s dirty work but Sofia assures him that Tucker is capable of that all on his own. Abby confronts her father but her anger gets the better of her and Victor tells her that she won’t see a dime of her trust fund until she grows up. Meanwhile, Phyllis learns about Abby and Daniel’s sex tape and goes ballistic. Daniel tries to calm her down by telling her that she will stay away from Abby but Phyllis is incensed, wanting to know what Daniel was thinking getting involved with a hot mess like Abby Newman.

Ashley meets with Jack to get his help brainstorming ideas on how to get Beauty of Nature away from Victor. Jack tells her to call Tucker because he has a proposition for him. Jack offers to get BofN for Tucker in exchange for becoming co-CEO with Ashley of Jabot and Tucker takes him up on the offer. Daniel tells Phyllis that there is more to Abby than people think. Meanwhile, Victor tells Ashley that Abby’s reality show is off the table. Jack meets with Abby and Abby tells him that although it will devastate her, she is going to sell Brad’s house in order to pay for her show. Jack, however, tells her that there may be another way. Later, Phyllis considers going back to work at Jabot. Meanwhile, Jack tells Abby that she can use her Newman stock in order to leverage the power she needs to get what she wants. Things with Jill and Lauren go from bad to worse when Lauren tells Jill that she will never accept her as her sister because her father never accepted her as his daughter. Sofia surprises Malcolm at the magazine office and he is thrilled to have his fiancé in town. Neil on the other hand isn’t happy to hear from Tucker that Sofia is going to be handling more of Tucker’s work at Chancellor from now on.

Victoria is taken aback when Victor tells her about his visit from Tucker and Ashley and inquires about her trip to Japan. Meanwhile, Jack tells Abby that she should be second only to Victor in terms of how much power she should have at Newman now and although grateful for the information, Abby tells Jack she isn’t interested in being his puppet the way Colleen was. Later, Jack antes up with Abby and tells her that he wants something from Victor and so does she and that they should form a partnership. Abby agrees as long as she gets cash immediately. At Restless Style, Daniel confronts Billy about lying to Abby about the cover and Billy wonders why it matters to Daniel and what Abby means to him. It becomes clear to Daniel that Billy is yanking his chain just as Nikki shows up wanting to know what Billy’s intentions are for Victoria. As Malcolm and Sofia are getting reacquainted Tucker calls and asks to meet with both of them now. After a roll in the hay, Sofia tries to get Malcolm up to meet Tucker but he is less than enthusiastic. Sofia promises to make sure that Malcolm won’t have any more family conflicts with Neil but Malcolm isn’t so sure she can keep that promise where Tucker is concerned. Later, Tucker asks Sofia to relocate to Genoa City in order to handle things with Jack Abbott. Meanwhile, Jack tells Abby that they need to take their time but Abby isn’t interested in patience. As Adam and Skye are in the middle getting The Newman Fund up and running, Nick stops by to find out just what kind of con they are running. Nick threatens to sick the S.E.C. on them but Adam and Skye don’t even flinch, telling Nick that they have nothing to hide with the Newman Fund. Victoria is stung when Victor tells her that he expects better from her while they are discussing the way she handled things in Japan and Victoria tells him that next time he can handle his own dirty work. Meanwhile, Billy is open and honest with Nikki about his feelings for Victoria and about the conflict it causes running Restless Style and Nikki is genuinely impressed. Later, after her fight with Victor, Victoria seeks solace from Nikki. Victoria tells her mother that she thinks it may be time to move on from Newman since her father doesn’t believe that she is competent to do her job. Victoria immediately goes on the defensive when Nikki tells her about her talk with Billy, assuming the worst. Abby proposes to Victor that she come to work at Newman and they produce “The Naked Heiress” together. When Victor says no to the idea Abby tells him he doesn’t have a choice, since she is the second largest stockholder. Victor tells her that as majority stockholder he has the say over any project and he will not allow this. Abby throws a fit and storms out of the ranch. Later, Abby comes to Daniel for a little understanding and as she is explaining to him just why “The Naked Heiress” is so important to her Daniel finally sees a whole new side to Abby. He kisses her and things heat up. Post-sex, they are talking about Abby’s horse and Abby gets an idea. Just as Malcolm and Sofia are discussing her relocation, Jack arrives to see Tucker. Jack is wary when he realizes that he will be dealing with Sofia but quickly impressed by her sass and business sense. Billy convinces Victoria to go to dinner with her family but Victoria won’t go without him and Billy agrees. Adam and Skye gloat as they realize that their investment is doubling in size and what it will do to Victor and Nick. Later, Billy and Victoria arrive at the club but Billy tells her that he is going to let her go to dinner alone but not without a kiss. Victoria joins her family and Nikki and Victor announce their engagement just as Abby rides into the club naked on her horse.

At Jimmy’s, just as Nina is getting ready for some time alone with Paul in walks Chris. Meanwhile, Heather tells Ronan that she doesn’t trust him and she is going to do everything she can to get Chance reinstated. Chance shows up at the dive bar and briefly says hello to Chris and Nina before he tries to get into it with three guards from the prison about who tipped them off about the warrant but they won’t tell him a thing. Later, Nina, Paul and Chris remember the child that was stolen from Nina and admits that she wishes she knew that he was okay. At the club, mayhem ensues as the Newmans are stunned by Abby’s naked entrance and Daniel films the entire thing nearby. Victor gets up to cover Abby up but she tells him that she is trying to sell her horse and doesn’t want to be covered as Victor tries to stop Daniel from filming. Later, as Victor is trying to straighten things out with the police and keep Abby out of the media, Abby steps in and says that she doesn’t want that but Victor takes Daniel’s camera and smashes it making it very clear that what she wants doesn’t matter. At the coffeehouse, Kevin tells Chloe that he is afraid Ryder is gone for good and that could mean he will lose Crimson Lights. Kevin tracks down Ryder’s phone at the G.C.A.C. but when he calls Jana is disappointed to learn that her phone has been disconnected. Chance and Ronan clash when Ronan tells Chance to back off his investigation. Meanwhile, Paul offers to help Nina try to find the son that was lost to her years ago. At the station, Chance tells Heather that he is going to continue to try and keep an eye on them because he doesn’t trust Ronan. He makes it clear to Heather it’s because he is her friend nothing more and that he has to tell Chloe the truth now. Abby is finally arrested when she refuses to listen to Victor and go home quietly. At the jail, Abby expects jail to be a walk in the park but Daniel sets her straight and worries for her that she is in for a rude awakening. Meanwhile, Victor and Nikki are hurt but Victoria and Nick’s lack of enthusiasm over their engagement but Victor assures them that he is in this relationship forever. Later, Abby is a deer in the headlights for her mug shot after she learns she won’t be arraigned until Monday. Daniel promises her that she will be okay and he will visit her.

Kevin and Chloe go to the club to find out more about Jana and Ryder and learn from the club’s manager that Ryder and Jana left together without paying their bill. Later, the manager shows Kevin and Chloe pictures of Jana and Ryder leaving their room with suitcases, kissing and Kevin realizes that if the police don’t find them he will lose everything. At the coffeehouse, Chloe doesn’t realize that when Chance shows up he is there to protect Heather rather than to see her. When Chance rebuffs her romantic advances once again, however, Chloe asks Chance what is going on with him. Meanwhile, as Chris, Nina and Paul are discussing Nina’s child, Chris leaves abruptly which Nina and Paul notice and wonder if there is more going on with Chris than they realized. Later, Chris calls Ronan at the coffeehouse and tells him that Nina and Paul are looking for him. Ronan tells her that she needs to stop them now. Moments later, officers arrive to arrest Chance for drug possession. Adam tells Skye that he is meeting with Vance and that since Patty confessed to Hightower’s murder to he is feeling a lot more confident. Meanwhile, Patty has a nightmare of the night of Hightower’s murder and wakes up in a cold sweat whispering to herself that she didn’t do it. Paul arrives to visit Patty and realizes that she is in distress over Hightower’s murder. Paul calls Emily to come and help Patty try to figure things out. Jack however, is not too pleased when Emily agrees to go to the hospital to help Patty. At the station, Chloe and Nina wait for word on Chance as Ronan, Heather and Chris arrive and Chris is astonished to see how grownup Heather is. As Chloe and Nina are catching Chris up, Chloe tells Nina that before the arrest Chance was acting strangely. In the interrogation room, Chance points the finger at Ronan as the one who set him up and planted the drugs in his car. As Chance tries to defend himself to Owen and Sid, Ronan exposes his affair with Heather to them. Later, Sid suspends Chance without pay for this behavior with Heather until I.A.B. can clear him. At the hospital, after talking to Patty, Emily tells Paul that it is clear that her confession is more questionable than ever and she is calling the D.A. Meanwhile, Vance assures Adam and Skye that Adam will be a free man soon but Jack tells them not to get ahead of themselves. Chance takes off from the station without a word to Nina or Chloe and Heather tells them that Ronan hung Chance out to dry. Nina turns on Ronan and attacks him and as Chris stands by watching Nina attack her own son she finally steps in, telling her to stop. Paul arrives before more can be said and Heather and Nina fill him in. Paul tells Ronan that he won’t allow him to be alone with his daughter and Nina vows not to stop until Ronan is thrown off the force. Later, as Chloe is telling Chance that they can get through anything together as long as they communicate and Chance is about to tell her the truth about Heather, Nina barrels in, interrupting. Adam eavesdrops on Emily and Owen’s conversation as Emily tells Owen that Patty’s confession is no longer solid and that he should meet with her. Upstairs, Adam tells Skye that he needs to do something to stop Patty from recanting her confession. Meanwhile, Emily tells Jack that she is going to continue to treat Patty and Jack’s concern continues to grow. Later, Adam tells Skye that while he goes to see Patty she is going to be his alibi. Chris witnesses an altercation between Paul and Ronan over his treatment of Heather. Heather says that she is calling Owen and having Ronan reassigned but Chris steps in and tells Heather to stop. Meanwhile, the moment of truth finally happens when Chance and Chloe are alone and Chance tells her that he slept with Heather. Later, Chris tells Paul and Heather that Ronan is working undercover against some dangerous people. Chris tells them that she came back to town in order to protect Heather.

General Hospital

GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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WWE Royal Rumble: Sami Zayn Turns on the Bloodline, Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley to Wrestlemania

The best soap opera storyline going (the WWE’s ‘Bloodline’ internal struggles, betrayals, and alliances), had its long-awaited major development following the conclusion of the Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens WWE Universal Championship headliner at this weekend’s Royal Rumble PPV streaming on Peacock.  It provided viewers and fans with one of most dramatic moments ever witnessed in WWE history.

However, before all of that, it was the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble with each of the winner’s getting their shot at at the championship and to headline Wrestlemania in Los Angeles this coming April.

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As expected, Cody Rhodes, who made his triumphant return after an 8-month layoff from the ring – recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and surgery – beat 29 competitors to win the Men’s Royal Rumble finally eliminating Gunther. For it was Gunther who set a record for being in the ring the longest during a Royal Rumble match. Gunther was entrant #1 of the 30 men vying for the shot at the title.

Also as anticipated, Rhea Ripley, who has been on a hot streak of late as part of the ‘Judgement Day’, punched her ticket to Wrestlemania besting 29 other women. Ripley outlasted Liv Morgan after Morgan got misted in the face by mistake by Asuka and Rhea used that to her advantage to be the last woman remaining in the ring.

But all eyes were on the main event of the night and just what WWE Universal Champ Roman Reigns had in store for Sami Zayn. Prior to the match, Reigns had told Zayn he had one last test for him to prove his allegiance to the ‘Bloodline’. Problem was: Reigns was wrestling Sami’s best friend, Kevin Owens for the title.  Reigns, came to the ring with only Zayn and special counsel Paul Heyman by his side – the rest of the ‘Bloodline’ were conspicuous by its absence.

After Reigns defeated Kevin Owens, the rest of the Bloodline (Jimmy and Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa) joined him in the ring for a monumental beat down of Owens including handcuffing him to the ropes.  When Reigns demanded Zayn find a chair, Sami was not pleased.  After locating a chair under the ring, he tossed it to Reigns.  Once in the ring, Zayn protected Owens and told Reigns he did not have to do this. That’s when, Reigns demanded Zayn deliver the chair shot.

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Instead, Zayn hit Reigns in the back with the chair, thus ending his sensational run with the The ‘Bloodline’! What happened next was a sad beat down by Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso and Reigns of Sami.

However, in a surprise twist, Jey Uso, who had originally been skeptical of Zayn’s intentions in the ‘Bloodline’, turned his back on Reigns and the family, and walked out of the ring emotionally upset.

One can only imagine … perhaps Uso and Zayn might team up and it might mean the end of the Usos Tag Team Championship run? Will it be Owens and Zayn teaming up vs. The Bloodline? Zayn vs. Reigns for a title shot?

This story has been executed so well by the WWE that it has captivated audience and made Sami Zayn a beloved fan favorite in the process.

So, what did you think of the collapse of the ‘Bloodline’? Did you think Cody and Rhea would win their respective Royal Rumble’s? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out some of the highlights from the Peacock streaming PPV below.

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General Hospital

GH’s Eden McCoy Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Not often does a week’s worth of soaps offer up so many outstanding performances. However, the beginning of 2023 brought just that in dramatic scenes featuring General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt), Willian Lipton (Cameron), Parry Shen (Brad) and Days of our Lives Lauren Koslow (Kate).

When all was said and done there was one performance, that for us, rang most true. For anyone who has ever gone through a break-up and had to let someone you care about down, you could feel and understand the raw emotion displayed by General Hospital’s Eden McCoy (Josslyn).

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Not only did McCoy deliver during the breakup scenes as Joss broke Cameron’s heart into pieces, but later, Joss is shocked and guilt-ridden to find out that Britt died from ‘The Hook’s’ attack after saving her life, and then having to admit the whole thing to her mother, Carly (Laura Wright). Never mind the one other event of that fateful night.  Joss had sex with Dex (Evan Hofer) before she headed over to Kelly’s to talk to Cameron, realizing she should have cleared-up her relationship, first.

McCoy really shined when Josslyn arrived at Kelly’s to tell Cameron things have changed between them. She tearfully apologized for not coming to him sooner.  She promises she will always love him, but she is not in love with him anymore, and she lets him know there is no going back. They can’t fix things.  As Josslyn pours her heart out knowing what this was doing to Cameron, it was a five-hankie moment, indeed.

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In addition, when Josslyn spills most all to her mother (she left out the part of having sex with Dex), you could genuinely feel the bond between the two, which as we have stated many times through the years, speaks to the perfect casting of McCoy as Carly’s daughter and her on-screen chemistry with Laura Wright.

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For all of these well-played and outstanding moments, Michael Fairman TV names Eden McCoy our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, what did you think of Eden’s work in the break-up scenes between Joss and Cam and its aftermath? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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