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Y&R Recap – June 6 – June 10th

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Jack informs Ashley that Kay offered Victoria the job of CEO. Jack wants Ashley to help him get Jabot back, but she declines. Abby refuses to let Ashley cover for the accident. Abby meets with Spencer to confess to hitting Tucker.  Jill attempts to surprise Colin with trip to Australia, but to her dismay he is less than thrilled. Cane expresses his impatience to Genevieve, insisting he cannot go on any longer hurting Lily. Genevieve refuses to let Cane’s haste blow their cover. Cane meets with Colin and learns that he has prepared their escape with the twins for tomorrow evening.  Rafe explains to the judge that Daniel wants to sign over his sole parental rights to Billy and Victoria. The judge wants further information, exclaiming that he is uneasy about the quickness of Daniel handing over his rights. Daisy learns that Daniel was awarded sole custody and all of Daisy’s parental rights are now terminated. Phyllis offers Daisy a clean slate from all of her past crimes in exchange for appearing in court to assert her rights as Lucy’s biological mother. Kevin testifies in favor of the adoption. The judge approves the adoption. Daisy, Phyllis, and Leslie arrive to reinstate Daisy’s parental rights.

­Abby informs Ashley that she confessed to the D.A. about hitting Tucker. Abby explains that Spencer did not believe Abby’s story.  Jack informs Kay that Victoria will turn down her offer. Sofia visits Ashley in jail and they bond about their shared resentment of Kay’s actions. Phyllis’s support of Daisy causes a fight with Daniel. Billy and Victoria make a quick exit with Lucy. Daniel and Kevin witness Lauren’s outraged attack on Phyllis. Daisy makes a poor attempt at apologizing to Lauren. Adam informs Nick that the judge has declared the coroner’s report of Sharon’s death invalid due to lack of proof. Sharon sees an article that lists her death as an accident. Nick learns Noah will be staying in Genoa City. Noah introduces Hunter, a friend from New York who will be keeping him company. Sam opens up to Sharon about his wife leaving him. Sharon agrees to dinner with Sam. ­Billy and Victoria are ecstatic to have Lucy, Delia, and Reed together as they prepare for Lucy’s christening party. Victoria turns down Kay’s offer to head Jabot. Victoria is both moved and puzzled when Kay informs her that Victor recommended her to be Jabot’s CEO. Kay is surprised when Victoria informs her Nikki is back in rehab. Jack brags to Victor that Kay is going to make him CEO of Jabot. Victor smugly remarks that he will wait for the official announcement. Kay informs Jack that she is selling Jabot to Victor. Noah and Victor catch up at the coffeehouse. Victor asks Noah to consider moving into the ranch. Noah stops by Sharon’s house and gives Adam a coin purse that was found near Sharon’s dead body.

Sam introduces Sharon to his bloodhound O’Keefe. During Sam and Sharon’s dinner, the carjacker who robbed Sharon alongside the road stops by carrying a picture of his missing wife. Before Sharon is forced to reveal herself, O’Keefe becomes territorial and begins ferociously barking at the carjacker.  Colin gives Cane the address of an old airstrip where the plane will meet them. Jill is suspicious when Colin informs her that he is leaving on a last minute business trip. Malcolm visits Lily at the mental institution and is happy to see her in good spirits. Neil agrees to let Colin take the twins for the evening. Daniel comforts Lily after a Cane sighting in the mental institution. Cane comes back to the mansion to find that Genevieve has made a shrine on the mantle to Samantha. Neil helps Malcolm and Sofia to collect a few of Lily’s belongings. Neil finds the note Cane left for Lily. Neil reads the letter aloud to Malcolm and Sofia. They learn that Cane had a sister named Samantha, a twin brother, Caleb and that Colin Atkinson is Cane’s father. Genevieve instructs Cane to meet Colin at the airstrip. Colin warmly assures the twins that they are about to embark on a wonderful adventure. In the distance, a confused Jill watches Colin and the twins as the faint sound of a plane engine approaches.    ­Phyllis and Victoria get into a confrontation when Phyllis arrives for her supervised visit with Lucy. Victor and Billy agree to put aside their differences and concentrate on keeping Lucy a part of the family.

Malcolm, Sofia, and Neil realize that the twins could be in serious danger. Neil tries to reach Colin, but gets his voicemail. Neil calls Jill and quickly fills her in on the contents of Cane’s letter. After learning the shocking news, Jill moves forward and reveals herself to Colin. Jill faints at the sight of Cane.  Genevieve is livid that Jill could be ruining her long-awaited plan to sabotage Colin. Colin informs Jill that he is taking the twins to Australia. Colin introduces Cane as Caleb, Cane’s twin brother. Before Jill can react, Colin and Cane head for the plane with the twins. Lily and Daniel are in disbelief after reading Cane’s letter and are determined to get to the old McMillan estate before Colin flees with the twins. Sofia and Malcolm follow, but suddenly Sofia gets a horrible cramp. Malcolm insists that Lily and Daniel go without them. Colin is ready to put the twins aboard the plane, but Neil appears blocking his way. Cane reveals to Neil it was Caleb who died on the church steps. Cane quickly instructs Neil to follow after Colin while he goes to rescue the twins. Colin enters the mansion to see the shrine for Samantha that Genevieve has created. Finally, he comes face-to-face with Genevieve.

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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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