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Y&R Recap – July 8 – July 12th

18. Victor Gets Colleen's heart - The Young and the Restless

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Sharon tells Jack about how she looks back at old pictures, and it’s like she’s still trapped in a time when Cassie was alive, and she was married to Nick.  Lauren asks Michael if he is going to file for divorce now that their 30-day trial period is up. Michael tells her that he’s committed to making their marriage work. Michael tears up the divorce papers, and leads Lauren into the bedroom. Fen comes to see Carmine with the hopes of scoring some drugs. Carmine turns Fen down and calls Lauren to warn her, but she hits the ‘ignore’ button on her phone. Carmine finds Fen passed out in the alley with a bag of white powder next to him.

Kyle admits to Abby that he shouldn’t have ended things with Summer, but doesn’t think calling her is a good idea. Abby thinks Kyle should tell Jack about the kiss he shared with Phyllis. When Jack overhears Kyle arguing with Abby. Kyle is forced to come clean about the kiss. Courtney tells Kyle that Summer will come home if he tells her that he’s sorry. Courtney calls Summer to let her know that her parents are in Chicago looking for her. Phyllis and Nick look for Summer at a modeling agency in Chicago. Summer sends Phyllis and Nick a text informing them that she is heading back to Genoa City. Phyllis goes home and tells Jack that she needs to tell him something. Later, Nick finds Summer/ Chelsea is surprised to learn that Anita and Jeff are coming over to have dinner with her and Dylan. Anita is shocked at where Chelsea and Dylan live. Dylan hopes that Anita and Jeff can be happy for them. Later, Dylan brings up the connection between Chelsea and her mother. Meanwhile, Jeff wants the truth out of Anita about whose baby Chelsea is carrying.

When Michael and Lauren rush to Fen’s hospital room, Michael accuses Carmine of giving Fen the drugs. Carmine says he saved Fen’s life. The doctor informs them that Fen’s condition is critical, and that they should talk to him, because familiar voices are helpful. Michael asks Fen how this happened.

Phyllis comes clean and tells Jack that she kissed Kyle to break him and Summer apart because Summer is Jack’s daughter. When Jack blasts Phyllis for keeping this from him, she tells him she didn’t know until Nick told her. Meanwhile, Summer accuses Nick of lying in order to keep her away from Kyle. Nick assures her it’s true.  He is not her father, Jack is.  Nick wants to take Summer home and she tells him that she doesn’t have a home or a family.

Kevin thanks Paul for his new job. Michael demands Carmine be locked up for trying to kill his son. Paul agrees to start investigating. Lauren sees Carmine outside Fen’s hospital room and blames him for putting Fen in the hospital. Carmine insists he had nothing to do with it. Paul takes Carmine down to the station for questioning. Later, Michael asks if Fen is sure Carmine gave him the drugs.

Victor questions Adam about his love life. Later, Adam warns Melanie not to underestimate Victor. Victor gets Melanie to admit that she has been working with Adam. When Melanie offers to continue to work for Adam, he tells her that she failed at her task and is of no use to him.  Leslie reads Neil one of Rose’s letters to Gus begging him not to cut her off. Neil learns that Rose died in a hospital in Evanston in 2007.

Nikki explains to Victoria that Billy needs his family and that she should give him another chance. Victor comes home and tells Nikki about a fundraiser he wants to have for MS research. Meanwhile, Chloe talks to Billy about his addiction and says that she is on his side.

Stitch encourages Dylan to tell Chelsea about his time in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Chelsea asks Avery if Dylan ever talked about the war. Avery tells Chelsea that Dylan’s entire unit was killed and he was presumed dead.  Phyllis tells Summer that they need to go home. Summer tells Phyllis that she doesn’t belong to anyone anymore. Phyllis promises Summer that she will be there for her every step of the way. Meanwhile, Nick tells Victor that Summer is not his biological daughter. Victor concludes that Summer is Jack’s daughter and gets upset that Summer is an Abbott.

Neil sees Jill at On The Blvd, and invites her to have dinner with him. Lily greets them, and then goes to sit with Cane and Hilary while they go over contracts. Meanwhile, Neil receives a new message from the mystery blogger and recalls being in a bar in Evanston in 2007.   Abby shows up at Noah and Tyler’s apartment. Tyler says he needs a break from old habits and surprises Abby with a kiss. Dylan tells Chelsea about his time in Afghanistan. Sharon brings Faith home and they have dinner with Nick. Faith wishes she could have her family together all of the time. Nick finally tells Sharon that Summer is not his daughter. Sharon tells him that he isn’t alone, and she will help him through this.

Phyllis tells Nick that he can’t fix this in one night, and needs to take a step back. Meanwhile, Traci tells Jack that there’s still time for him to be a father to Summer. Later, Jack admits to Phyllis that he is tempted to fall off the wagon. Nick shows up to see Jack.  Kyle asks for Billy’s help in turning the restaurant into a romantic night for Summer. Billy hands him the keys and tells him to lock up when he’s done.  Summer gets a text from Kyle saying they need to talk. Summer walks into the romantic set up Kyle has created. Kyle explains that he wants to start over where they had their first date. Summer bursts into tears and tells Kyle they cannot ever date, because they are brother and sister!

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I have watched Y and R for most of my life,(my Mom watched). That being said, it’s refreshing to see & read what is going on on my favorite daytime soap. My DVR & Wi-Fi was down so I wasn’t able to watch. I just wanted you to know that I often read your tweets, to find out info on my guilty pleasure. Y and R is always evolving and entertaining. When I was in elementary school I played the the opening theme song for my piano recital in front of the entire school! I still remember when I told… Read more »

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Juicy, I can’t wait until this plays out. Keep me guessing. I Love It. 🙂

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Since I first watched the amazing episode of when Victor and Nicki got married back in the 80’s i was hooked! I love the story lines this show keeps everyone watching and on their toes to see what happens next.

Keep Up the good Work Y&R Writers.

General Hospital

General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Leave it to a beloved MVP of General Hospital, Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), to pull out all the stops in the culmination of Maxie’s storyline with Peter August (Wes Ramsey), and that’s what viewers witnessed this week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Maxie manipulated the manipulator during a stunning sequence of events.  In story, while recovering at General Hospital after giving birth in the woods, Maxie lays it on thick to ensure that Peter never gets near their baby Louise – who is actually being passed off as “Bailey”, the baby of Valentin and Brook Lynn – not kidnapped by the naughty nurse, Chloe (Kimberly J. Brown).  But in Maxie’s chain of events to Peter, she tears into him and tells him that Chloe kidnapped her, drugged her to induce labor, and took off with Louise.  Peter is stunned.  Maxie goes on to explain that Chloe said she was working for him and that Peter planned to take her and the baby out of the country,

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At that point, Maxie plays on Peter’s psyche, telling him she wishes the dark side of him would return to get the nurse for what she did.  It is then she gets Peter right where she wants him when he admits that Chloe isn’t the nurse’s real name.   Maxie then turns up the heat on Peter and reveals that Chloe must have been fed information on her from Peter! And that the only explanation is that Peter is horrible person.

Then, Maxie tells Peter their baby is gone, it’s all his fault, and he hopes he is terrified, and that she is repulsed by him, especially every time he touched her.  She then confronts him about killing Drew Cain, Franco Baldwin and anyone else who got in his way.   He says it’s not too late for them, and that he did it all for her and Louise.

Boom! Maxie has got Peter’s confession taped on a file on her phone which she immediately sends to Mac.  That sends Peter running and well, we know, or we think we know where that led, to Peter’s fall down the stairs thanks to Finn (Michael Easton).

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Later when Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) arrives at GH with baby Louise, she sits outside Maxie’s room as emotional Maxie sees her daughter in the arms of another mother, and is heartbroken that she can’t be with the little girl she just gave birth to.

Over the last three episodes. Kirsten Storms has reminded us all of why she has the innate ability and combination to play strong, determined, vulnerable, loveable and devastated with such ease.  Storms gave us a bravura performance to remember, slicing Peter’s charade in half, playing beats of Maxie’s fictionalized account, with Maxie’s real account of life with Henrik Faison aka Peter.   For all of this and more, Michael Fairman TV names Kirsten Storms work, The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Kirsten in the pivotal scenes with Maxie and Peter, and the emotional fallout that followed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  But first, check out some moments from Maxie giving Peter a piece of her mind!

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General Hospital

Roger Howarth Returns to General Hospital and Debuts His New Character

Thursday was a special day for longtime fans of General Hospital and those of fan favorite Roger Howarth.  Today, Howarth returned in his new role on the ABC daytime drama series, who’s name is “Austin” and that viewers learn is a doctor, and that is all we know thus far.

General Hospital and Howarth previously noted that even though he was killed-off a few months ago as Franco Baldwin after he was shot in a struggle with Peter August (Wes Ramsey) that he would make his re-emergence on the canvas sometime in May.

Now with summer right around, Howarth is back.  When we first see his new soap incarnation of “Austin”, he comes to the rescue of Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), who has gone into labor and found her way into the woods to escape the clutches of evil Nurse Chloe (Kimberly J. Brown) and Peter’s machinations.

And … as she just so happens to need a doctor, lo and behold there is Austin in the woods from what appears to be a hike, who ultimately helps deliver Maxie’s baby girl.  Trouble is, at the end of the episode, it appears that baby Louise might not be breathing.

In a summer preview for GH, in the brand new issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands this weekend, GH head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor teased, “Roger’s new character has an interest in a prominent Port Charles family.  He’ll shake up the canvas in surprising ways as summer unfolds.”

So, were you happy to see Roger back on GH today? Do you like that he is seemingly playing a doctor? Share your theories on his new character”Austin” via the comment section. But first check out, Howarth’s debut as Austin in the clips below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sean Donely’s Funeral Brings Unexpected & Emotional Moments for His Friends and Loved Ones

If you caught Friday’s emotional episode of General Hospital, it was the airing of the highly-anticipated tribute episode to the late John Reilly with an homage to his beloved character, Sean Donely.

What made this such a well-conceived hour of television was it truly harkened back to the 80’s hey day of GH, had a built-in story that brought Reilly’s real-life daughter, Caitlin Reilly, into the fold, found ways to integrate classic clips of Sean and his spy friends and colleagues, and viewers even got to hear the voice of the one and only Sharon Wyatt as Tiffany Hill Donely.

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The episode starts in Ireland where Sean’s gravesite service has concluded and things are icy between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Felicia (Kristina Wagner).  As Anna tries to reach out to Felicia she is not having it, but Mac (John J. York) hopes the two longtime best friends will find a way to work this out.

Meanwhile, Annie (Caitlin Reilly) points Sean’s friends (who have traveled all the way from Port Charles to Ireland to be there for the funeral) to the Inn where they will be staying.  Robert talks to Annie about applying to the bureau. She says she went through the training program, took the oath, but was never called for the final test. She just assumed she didn’t make the cut.  Robert also explains they need access to some of Sean’s old files on another matter of dire consequences, but Annie won’t give up the code.

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As Laura (Genie Francis) goes outside to call Tiffany, we hear the voice of Sharon Wyatt talk to her dear friend, the Mayor of Port Charles, and Laura tells Tiffany how much she misses her old friend, as Tiffany recall her life with Sean and viewers see a montage of Sean and Tiffany scenes through the years.  Next, Laura is grabbed and a clue is left behind in her room – a Mexican flag and a toy gun as a remembrance of when Sean ran illegal arms and was on the wrong side of the law.  Next, Monica (Leslie Charleson) is seemingly grabbed, and a clue is left behind, a trinket from Mount Rushmore.

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Later, Felicia rips into Anna for allowing Peter into their lives and not protecting Maxie. Anna promises Felicia she’s trying to put Peter behind bars for good and to find justice for Maxie.  As Felicia and Anna flashback through moments in their lives with Sean, Felicia tells Anna that he would not have wanted them to be at odds and so she forgives Anna, and the two women hug as Mac looks on.

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Mac is the next friend of Sean’s to apparently get kidnapped. That is followed by Robert (Tristan Rogers) getting conked over the head.  Annie finds Robert’s phone, and she finds a magnet in Anna’s purse which wiped out the computer earlier that Anna and Robin (Kimberly McCullough) were trying to access to check the security footage at the Inn.

Annie now believes Anna and Robert are in on what’s happening. Anna again says she wants access to Sean’s file, but Annie refuses to grant access to her. She says she’s loyal to the WSB. It is then Anna tells Annie that this was her final test for the WSB and she passed it!  As all of Sean’s friends who ‘disappeared’ return to watch, Robert gives Annie her dad’s WSB badge number and they congratulate her in a very hankie-inducing moment.

Later, everyone gathers to toast Sean, as they raise their glass it is Tristan Rogers, who broke our hearts when he says there will never be another one like Sean.  In real life, Tristan was close to John Reilly and publicly had admitted how devastated he was by his former castmates passing.

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In Port Charles, it was nice to see Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) part of the tribute episode to, and in a touching scene BJ’s heart that beats inside Maxie was brought up reminding everyone of that emotional story as well.

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The episode was filled with several hankie moments and how wonderful was Caitlin Reilly as Annie!  Her dad would be so proud.  And as for Finola Hughes, Kristina Wagner, Tristan Rogers, Kimberly McCullough, Leslie Charleson, Genie Francis, Sharon Wyatt by audio, how touching it was for longtime viewers to see all of these GH veterans together to remind us all of what brought us into GH in the first place.

Kudos to head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and their team for a clever way to honor Sean Donely with the passage of his daughter into the WSB.

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So, what did you think of the John Reilly tribute episode, the performances, and the story? Comment below. But first, watch some moments from the beginning of the episode where Laura calls Tiffany.

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