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Y&R Recap – July 4 – July 8th

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At Restless Style, Nick sees an old copy of the magazine with Adam and Sharon on the cover. Adam searches through at stack of memory cards for evidence to help Sharon. Sharon wakes up in bed with Sam. As Sam sleeps, she begins writing a letter to him explaining her life, and recounts, in detail, everything that has happened to her. Nick and Noah express their pain at the loss of Sharon. Adam looks at Sharon’s engagement ring and recounts how much she’s changed his life.  Sharon completes her letter to Sam, thanking him for giving her a second chance. However, as Sam stirs, she has second thoughts. ­Sharon wakes up in Sam’s bed and sneaks out. He finds her in the barn as she’s packing. She insists that he shouldn’t get involved with her, but he is sure they can work out.

Abby admits to Noah that she hasn’t told her parents that she left rehab. She explains to him the night Tucker was hit, and adds she saw Eden in rehab. Eden and Noah come face to face at the coffeehouse. Victor, Lauren, Michael, Victoria and the other board members gather for the Newman board meeting. Victor indicates that Adam won’t make it, but Adam arrives, and argues with his father throughout the meeting. At Restless Style, Billy hands over the keys to Nick. He learns that Nick has hired Phyllis to work there, and lashes out at her for using the magazine to get custody of Lucy.  Victor accuses Adam of being a fraud. Victor meets with Michael, who informs him that the SEC is focusing their investigation on Diane. Victor furiously insists that they should pursue Adam instead.  Victoria accuses Nick of taking advantage of Billy. Nick is equally annoyed to learn that she has accepted a position on the Newman board. Billy returns to his trailer and makes a call to his bookie. Later, the bookie arrives, demanding payment. Victoria shows up and wants to know why Billy sold Restless Style.  Adam finds something on one of the memory cards and excitedly makes a phone call.

­Eden and Noah discuss their relationship and Eden’s stay in rehab. Devon and Daniel both express to Lily that they will protect her from Cane. Lily explains to Daniel that she needs to confront Cane, and finds him at the park. Cane promises to stay away from her under one condition. Sam asks Sharon to move in with him. In Sam’s bedroom, they begin to make love.  Adam is rushing out of his suite as Diane arrives. He has no time for her and runs off. She stops the door from closing, sneaks into his room and checks his computer. She sees that someone named “Gingerman” e-mailed Adam some footage. Phyllis and Nick work on an article to expose Adam. Adam enters and asks them to help him prove that Sharon didn’t kill Skye. Diane runs into Michael at Gloworm and expresses her disappointment that his promise to make the SEC back off fell through. Diane contacts “Gingerman” and informs him that the Naked Heiress is about to put on a show.

Abby expresses to Daniel that she thinks they should try being a couple again. Gingerman and some paparazzi arrive and start snapping Abby’s photo. Diane approaches Gingerman and explains she has a proposition for him. Deacon approaches Diane and offers to help. Michael arrives at the coffeehouse and is shocked to see Eden.

Cane pays Jill a visit at Fenmore’s. Jill lashes out at him for not telling her that Colin was his father. Cane insists he was protecting her, since Colin threatened to kill her if he told. Jill tells Cane to leave town, but Cane insists he needs to stay in Genoa City as long as Colin and Genevieve are in town. Genevieve arrives and tells Jill to be glad her marriage with Colin was invalid, annoying Jill. After Jill leaves, Genevieve tries to convince Cane to return home with her, as she is his only ally. Cane wants nothing to do with her.

Daniel and Lily go for a run together in the park. Daniel asks Lily if she’s considered divorcing Cane. Lily says she needs time before making such a decision. Daniel reminds her that she can’t have a relationship without trust. Daniel apologizes for hurting her during their marriage, but Lily is glad that they’re friends now. At the coffeehouse, Kay clears things up with Ashley, saying her desire to keep Ashley away from Tucker was never personal. Ashley understands and says she would do anything to protect her child.

Adam and Noah continue to sift through the computer memory cards. Adam tells Noah that he found some footage of lava, and that his friend is trying to restore it. Noah tells Adam that he has to leave, since he, Nick and Doris are planning to spread Sharon’s ashes today. Adam is disappointed at being left out. Noah meets up with Nick and Doris at the coffeehouse, where they reminisce about good times with Sharon. As they leave, Adam watches from the patio.  At the park, Doris makes a speech about now Sharon liked this spot, with a stream below the footbridge, because it was peaceful. Noah, Nick and Doris each express their loving memories of Sharon, and then scatter the ashes in the stream. Adam watches silently from his hiding place. Later, Adam steps on to the bridge and speaks to Sharon, promising he will clear her name.

Sam tells a surprised Sharon to get ready for the town dance tonight. He offers Sharon a dress borrowed from Piper’s mother, but Sharon declines to attend, disappointing Sam. Sam arrives at the dance, where Piper, Lee and Piper’s mother are waiting to meet “Sheri.” Later, Piper finds Sharon at home and insists they are going to the dance together. She says that this will be the first time Sam has gone to the dance since his wife left him there. Brenda, a waitress, arrives at the dance and informs Marco, Lee and Sam that she was carjacked. Piper arrives at the dance with Sharon. Sam is blown away by how beautiful Sharon looks. Kay runs into Colin at the coffeehouse, and swears that she will take him down. She angrily warns him to stay away from Jill. Colin insists he has real feelings for Jill, as Jill arrives and tells Kay that she wants to speak to Colin alone. Jill tells Colin things are over between them, but he insists that he’ll keep pursuing her until he wins her back. At Fenmore’s, Kay and Ashley are discussing the new Jabot launch when Genevieve arrives and introduces herself to an annoyed Kay. Genevieve informs Kay that she is staying at the old McMillan estate, and invites Kay to stop by. However, Kay tells her she wants nothing to do with Genevieve or her degenerate family.

At the dive bar, Cane asks the bartender for a job and is hired immediately. Daniel and Lily enter, sweaty from their run. Jack arrives at Restless Style and congratulates Phyllis on her new job. He says that Phyllis is where she belongs, implying that she and Nick are back together. Jack leaves, passing Noah. Noah introduces Phyllis to his friend Hunter and suggests that Hunter could be an intern at the magazine. Phyllis isn’t opposed to the idea. At the coffeehouse, Ashley is playing with Faith. Nick gets a call from the babysitter, who is canceling, and Ashley offers to fill in. Nick realizes that Faith’s yellow blanket is missing and goes to find it. At the footbridge, Adam finds Faith’s blanket and picks it up. Nick arrives and lashes out at Adam for imposing himself where he’s not wanted, just like he did with Sharon’s funeral. Adam says he just wants to say goodbye to Sharon and wonders why Nick insists on hurting him. Nick says Adam deserves to be hurt. Adam says that Nick is still angry that Sharon chose him over Nick. Nick returns to the magazine and demands that Phyllis make the article about Adam even more damaging. While working on the article, Phyllis and Nick begin joking around and flirting. They suddenly realize their mutual attraction and closeness to each other. They begin to kiss passionately. Adam meets with Emmett, who is trying to restore the video of Sharon helping Skye in the volcano. After a few tries, Adam is ecstatic to hear Sharon’s voice say, “Give me your other hand.” Adam thanks Emmett for his help and is happy to now have proof of Sharon’s innocence.

Sam is thrilled that Sharon has come to the dance and pulls her into a kiss. Piper brings her parents over and introduces her mother to “Sheri.” Brenda passes by the group and catches sight of Sharon, saying that she knows her. Sharon denies knowing Brenda, but Marco says that Brenda has a good eye for faces. Lee and Marco supervise as several men drag the carjacker into the party. Brenda exclaims that he’s the one who took her car. The carjacker locks eyes with Sharon, and she flashes to being carjacked by him after her escape from jail. Later, Sharon shares a romantic dance with Sam as Green River Ordinance plays. Meanwhile, the carjacker speaks intensely with Marco and Lee outside the party. Lee re-enters the dance and tells Sharon that she’s under arrest.

Jack finds Ashley babysitting Faith and asks her if she thinks taking care of the little girl is a good idea. Ashley insists that Faith needs her, since Sharon is dead and Nikki’s in rehab. Jack expresses his excitement about the new Jabot line and encourages Ashley to get back into the lab again. Jack is shocked to learn that Tucker has put Ashley in charge of all of McCall Unlimited, including Jabot. Ashley is unable to make Jack any promises about his future, and he angrily exclaims that Jabot belongs to him. Noah takes Hunter to the footbridge to show her where he scattered his mom’s ashes. Noah expresses his regret about their last angry conversation and that he never got to say goodbye to Sharon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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