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Y&R Recap – June 20 – June 24th

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Daniel gets swarmed by Abby, Kevin and Chloe, who have been anxiously awaiting news about the custody hearing. Daniel agrees when everyone exclaims none of this would’ve happened if it wasn’t for Phyllis. Victoria visits the ranch after hearing allegations that Victor is dead, and runs into Nick. She cries about the judges’ ruling, and Nick informs her Victor is fine. He also adds that Victor’s death rumor was spread on purpose. Victor learns that someone besides Adam made off like a bandit during the Newman stock slide. Billy and Rafe discuss Victoria, and Lucy’s adoption. When Victoria arrives home, Billy does what he thinks is best.  Nick shows Phyllis how to calm Lucy down. Summer isn’t happy that Lucy is living with them. Phyllis admits she worries about her family and the conflict over Lucy. Kay admits to Tucker that she may be making decisions that he would not agree with. Abby makes a heartfelt confession to him and asks for forgiveness. Katherine finds Jack and announces her decision about the future of Jabot. Victoria finds solace in Victor while Billy drowns his sorrows at the bar. Chloe reveals to Victoria that she had a change of heart about fighting for custody of Delia. Kevin surprises Billy when he admits he is on Billy’s side.

Piper’s father Lee enters the barn, and as Piper introduces him to Sharon, he pulls back his suit coat, revealing a Federal Marshall badge. Sharon’s change in demeanor does not go unnoticed. Adam informs Diane that her actions have made him appear much less guilty and have made her look very suspicious. She is confronted by an SEC official, who notifies her that she is under investigation. Michael and Victor meet with an SEC official, who informs them that Adam used Diane rather wisely, and is unsure he will be able to incriminate him. Adam and Victor have a heated confrontation. Victoria tries to remain upbeat for Reed when she learns that JT and Mac had another son. Chloe finds Billy and explains she is thinking about dropping her petition for full custody of Delia. However, seeing him in his self-destructive state changes her mind.

After biding Piper and Lee good-bye Sam brings up the topic of Lee to Sharon. She rushes away and suddenly screams on her way out of the barn.  ­Tension builds when Sharon refuses to allow Sam to take her to the hospital after having stepped on a pitchfork. Adam gloats about the impending IPO outcome to a financial reporter. Nick confronts him for exploiting Sharon once again. Colin is wheeled to be x-rayed when Genevieve and Cane arrive at his empty hospital room. Cane feels ill thinking about how his and Genevieve’s actions have caused so much pain. Kay finds Jill at the bar alone and tries to console her. Noah catches Nick and Adam feuding. Adam smugly asks how Sharon’s house is suiting Noah. Sofia confesses the truth to Malcolm. Genevieve approaches Neil and Lily, but Jill appears and demands Genevieve back off. Shock ensues as Colin arrives, and Cane looks on, unnoticed. ­Everyone is stunned to see Colin arrive. He announces that the charges against him have been dropped, as Cane reveals himself and reluctantly admits Colin speaks the truth. Malcolm will not accept Sofia’s insistence that he is the man she truly loves. Sofia reveals to a shocked Neil that Malcolm knows everything, and that her baby could be his. Victor arrives to comfort a lonely Victoria, and she realizes she must let Lucy go. He suddenly asks her shocking question. Jack is helping Billy unpack in his trailer when Chloe arrives with Delia. She insists she had hoped Billy would’ve cleaned up his act. Jack finds a Daily Racing Form, but Billy denies that he has been gambling. Lily and Daniel meet to help one another momentarily forget about the drama in their lives. At the bar, Billy is approached by a pretty blonde. A furious Malcolm and Neil have a heated confrontation.

Diane informs Adam that because she’s under investigation, she demands twice the amount they had negotiated or she’ll expose him. Adam assures her that there is yet another plan to make both of them rich. Victoria gets no response when she tries Billy’s cell. At the bar, he flirts with a blonde, who insists he let her give him a ride home. Victor arrives at the jail where Abby and Ashley discuss the night Tucker was hit. Spencer informs Ashley that because Diane is under investigation, her testimony regarding the accident has lost its credibility. Abby finally admits the truth to Victor. At his bedside, Ashley takes Tucker’s hand and he suddenly begins to move. Kay makes Jack’s position official. Despite Victor’s protests Abby is ready to make her confession public. Blondie enters Billy’s trailer, and things look suspicious when someone catches them. Victor delivers subpoenas to both Adam and Diane. He informs them that the D.A and SEC have concluded suspicious behavior on the day of the IPO.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Wally Kurth Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Mark our words! Next year, Days of our Lives Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) will once again be nominated for a Daytime Emmy for this week’s emotional and deeply-touching work on key episodes of the NBC daytime drama series.

As viewers saw, this was to be the happy nuptials of Justin and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), who found love again after losing the previous loves of their lives.  They were dear friends to begin with, who through a set of horrific circumstances, found comfort with one another which eventually turned to love.

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Problem was; Justin overheard Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) before the ceremony discussing Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) feelings for Kayla and that he wants her back; something Kayla is unaware of.  So what will he do?  The noble thing and tell her the truth, or keep it to himself and marry her anyway?

As the Intel of what he learned weighed heavier and heavier on Justin, in the most dramatic of moments (when he was to say his “I do’s”), Justin stopped the ceremony and bared all to Kayla: that Steve wants her back and how Steve saw him propose to her and that is why he backed off.  Armed with the knowledge and that her friends and family kept it from her, Kayla does not know what to do.  Justin helps made it easy and clear for her when he questions her … if they would be standing here getting married, if Steve had told her his true feelings before Justin proposed to her?

Justin goes on to say to Kayla that maybe she has been avoiding her true feelings for Steve, because she did not want to hurt him.  Then Justin tells Kayla that he visited his late wife Adrienne’s (Judi Evans) grave, and told her that if things were different, and if she was alive they would still be married, and Kayla would be their dear, dear friend.

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With seeing the look on Kayla’s eyes, Justin knows she loves Steve.  Heartbroken, but caught in an untenable situation, Justin tells Kayla he is happy for her.  Kayla wraps her arms around Justin as they both cry.  Kayla says she never wanted to hurt him, and when Wally as Justin says, “I know, honey,” it was one of the most honest and ten-hankie moments of the entire scenario.   Justin kisses her, tells the guests there will be no wedding today, and exits the Kiriakis mansion.

The emotional drama continues in the aftermath as Justin is at Kayla’s apartment boxing up all of his belongings and tears up recalling their nights together listening to jazz and cooking dinner.  Sonny (Freddie Smith) finds his dad, and tells him he did the noble thing and that time will heal all wounds, but after Sonny leaves, Justin breaks down a bit further before exiting Kayla’s for good.

And if that was not enough, Justin goes back to Adrienne’s gravesite to update her on the wedding that did not happen.   He talks to her that he understands Kayla and Steve’s deep and enduring love, which was just like theirs was.  Next, Justin thinks he is seeing Adrienne, when none other than Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) reveals she is back in Salem – talk about kicking a guy when he is down!

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Throughout this entire saga, moment to moment, Kurth delivered raw, genuine, adult emotions, in a very complex adult story and relationship.   In fact, the cast and crew thought so, too!  When Wally as Justin told Kayla that he can’t marry her and the speech that followed and his exit from the mansion that followed, all those on set applauded for him.  His work was that moving.   Wally was ably assisted throughout by the outstanding work of Mary Beth Evans in these scenes.

2020, while a difficult year for everyone thus far, has been a particular great year for Kurth on Days; as over the last six months he has really had a chance to shine in this story.  So for all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV gives the “Power Performance of the Week” kudos to Wally Kurth.

Did you love Wally’s performance this week on Days? Did you reach for the hankies? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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