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Y&R Recap – March 1 – March 5th

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Just as Patty is about to smother Emily, Paul enters the room and Emily gasps out that Patty is trying to kill her. Meanwhile, Jack tries to rebuild his bond with the son he has missed. Phyllis and Diane square off as Phyllis wonders if Diane is actually here with Kyle to sabotage Jack’s marriage. Later, things between Phyllis and Diane escalate when Diane brings up the fact that Diane was able to give Jack a child when Phyllis wasn’t. Gloria helps Kevin make a video pleading for Jana’s safe return and any information that could bring her home safely. Meanwhile, Daisy goads Jana into saying exactly what she wants so that she can record it. Daisy tells Jana that she will make sure that Kevin stops looking for her. Nick confronts Sharon with Skye’s diary as proof of Adam’s lies. Sharon refuses to listen to Nick and asks him to leave but Nick won’t budge. Nick pleads with Sharon and finally reads her the pages that prove that Adam knew about Skye’s past with Taylor and Sharon is forced to face the truth. Later, Sharon is sickened by what she has read and Nick is tormented by what Adam has done to Sharon. Jack is gutted as he realizes how much of Kyle’s life he has missed out on. Meanwhile, Emily desperately tries to explain to Paul that she is Emily as Patty looks for a way out of the room. After Patty leaves, Paul tries to calm Emily down but Emily pleads with him to find Jack to no avail. Later, Patty’s façade starts to crack when she sees Phyllis and Diane together and the two women blend together in her mind. Jack and Kyle return home and Jack is alerted when he realizes that the two women are in the house alone. Inside, Jack intervenes with the two women and Phyllis lets herself out just as Patty tells Jack that Emily woke up. Kevin gets a lead on where Jana may be when Chance calls him to let him know that Jana’s credit card was used in Chicago. Meanwhile, Jana tries to reach out to Ryder but he tells her to just accept her fate. Later, Kevin gets a call from someone sounding like Jana who tells him to stop looking for her and Kevin immediately sets out to Chicago to find her. Sharon refuses to leave, determined to face Adam when he returns home, knowing that he will because he loves her. Later, Sharon leaves Adam a sweet message pleading with him to come home but after she hangs up it becomes clear that she is determined to get the truth from him. Emily continues to plead with Paul as she grows weaker from a sedative. Meanwhile, Diane and Kyle say their goodbyes to Jack and Patty as Patty tries desperately to keep her cool. Once they are gone, Jack thanks “Emily” for an amazing gift and Patty is stung. Later, Jack and Patty are growing intimate and Patty sends Jack upstairs in order to pull herself together and find her Emily persona again.

Tucker brings the photos that could prove his bribery back to Kay and tells her that his future in her hands and she opens up her home to her son. Tucker asks Kay to tell him about his father and they relive Kay and Jill’s past with Arthur. Meanwhile, Billy visits Cane in detention in the hopes that Cane will give him the dirt on Tucker that Kay has but Cane refuses to betray Kay’s trust for anyone. Later, Kay confesses that Tucker is not a lot like his father but instead much of his personality comes from her. Jill walks in and caught off guard to see the two together in conversation. Chloe and Amber wonder what is going on with Lauren when she gets annoyed with Amber over a minor incident at work. Meanwhile, Jana works to play on Ryder’s sympathies. In Chicago, Chance and Kevin get into the hotel room and find evidence that Jana was apparently there with a lover but Kevin refuses to believe it. Chance sets out to get a description of the woman using Jana’s credit cards, while Kevin tries not to lose his cool. Later, Jana pleads with Ryder to prove to Kevin that he is a good person and she shares with him her sorted past. Chloe and Amber are shocked when Lauren loses her cool with Amber and fires her. Meanwhile, Kevin refuses to leave Chicago without Jana, even when Chance tells him that the clerks at the stores I.D.’ed her as the person shopping. Jana has a chilling moment with Ryder when he confesses that Tom never laid a hand on him and she sees just how cold he can truly be. Later, Amber and Chloe call Lauren’s doctor for her just as Chance calls Chloe to fill her in on what they found in Chicago and Chloe starts to feel bad for Kevin. Billy tries to get Cane to cooperate by playing on his loyalty to Jill but Cane refuses to budge. Cane offers Billy some help on where to find the right information. Meanwhile, Jill tries to shake Tucker in order to slip him up but Kay catches on and makes it clear that Jill is merely chasing rumors. Later, Billy calls Jill to tell her what he learned and Jill tells him to meet her at the club. Kevin remains to convince that the hotel room was staged but Chance tells him that he has to get back to Genoa City. Kevin calls Jana’s cell to tell her that he will never stop looking for her and Ryder and Daisy get the message and wonder what to do next. Meanwhile, Lauren apologizes to Amber and tells her that she has her job back. On their way out, Amber assures Chloe that there is no way Jana would cheat on Kevin. Later, as Kevin, Amber and Chloe are discussing Jana, Chance arrives and tells them that Riggs’ death was ruled a suicide and there may be someone on the police force involved in his death. Tucker slowly starts to realize that there is more to Kay than he initially believed. Meanwhile, Billy and Jill stumble upon a painting in their research and start to wonder if they found what they have been looking for. As they are talking, Jill realizes the connection between the painting, Tucker and Thomas and just what Tucker was trying to hide. Lauren takes the medication that her doctor prescribed for her headaches and just before she washes them down, Daisy drugs Lauren’s water. Meanwhile, Jana finishes a goodbye letter to Kevin that Daisy and Ryder forced her to write. Kevin receives the letter and it breaks his heart but refuses to believe that Jana has left him.

Sharon continues to read Skye’s diary and finds out that Adam knew about Skye being molested by Dr. Taylor a long time ago. Angered, Sharon calls Adam, sounding concerned for his whereabouts, but really ready to take him on and find out the truth when and if Adam returns. Sharon lies down for a nap to gain her strength and composure. Ashley calls to check the results of the forensics test on the purple cloth and finds out that the results will not be ready until the morning. She also lies down to rest. Sharon, now dreaming wakes up in her dream and hears a baby crying in the distance. Sharon searches the hall for the baby then walks into another G.C.A.C. suite where she finds Skye playing cards on the bed. Sharon figures out who the girl is then Skye invites her to play cards for big stakes, the baby. Ashley, now dreaming wakes up in the living room when she hears a loud crack of thunder and lightning. Ashley grabs for Faith and discovers that it is just an empty blanket. She searches and is blocked by Adam at the stairs. A loud bang of thunder occurs and Ashley gets a small glimpse of Adam dressed up as Sabrina. Ashley becomes confused and Adam eerily tries to calm her telling her that he is her only friend. Sharon tries to reason with Skye who now turns into Phyllis. Phyllis lets Sharon know that she is the big winner in the end because she has Nick, and Sharon doesn’t. Ashley still searches for Faith and realizes that she cannot go up the stairs and gets a bad feeling that something happened at the stairs. Ashley’s dream continues and she ends up in the G.C.A.C. where she runs into Victor and asks him if he has seen Faith. Victor is puzzled when Ashley realizes she is holding on to the baby. Victor takes the baby from Ashley and he tells her that Faith cannot be with an unstable mother. Ashley goes to swipe the baby back from Victor and it is only a yellow blanket. (Like Robert) Ashley is devastated and runs into Jack, who she pleads to not have her locked up again. Sharon jolts and realizes that she is pregnant again, feeling the baby kick. Sharon’s guilt over lying to Jack about the paternity of the baby is also expressed in this scene resulting in Jack telling Sharon that she is getting everything she deserves. Ashley still cannot get up the stairs and is confused why. Jack sits next to her and tries to comfort her and get her to realize that the baby never made it. Jack tries to deal delicately with Ashley because he thinks she has lost it all over again. Sharon once again finds herself in the outside with Nick. The two of them are ecstatic that Sharon is pregnant again. Nick promises that this is how Cassie wanted things to end up and that once the baby comes things will be back to normal between Sharon and Nick. Adam appears and tries to convince Sharon that the baby is actually hers and his not hers and Nick’s. Sharon begins to get labor pains and Adam calls the doctor. Sharon is afraid of being trapped with Adam when she should be with Nick. Ashley wakes up from her dream to a phone call with the results from the forensic test. She finds out that they couldn’t get any DNA from the cloth but there was indeed blood on the cloth. Sharon wakes up with happy thoughts of Faith still being alive and her being with Nick. Sharon is confused and hopeful about her dream when suddenly Adam arrives at her door returning from his trip.

Victor arrives at the tack house and Phyllis and Nick tell him that Adam knew that Dr. Taylor molested Skye and Adam knew it when he recommended Taylor to Ashley as her OBGYN. Phyllis and Nick tell Victor that only Sharon knows they have the diary. Victor becomes enraged when Nick tells him that it must have been revenge that motivated Adam since the beginning. Neil arrives at the ranch and Ashley tells him that the forensics test proved there was blood on the purple cloth. Ashley finally has the beginning of the proof she needs against Adam. Neil advises Ashley that she should investigate and get some more solid evidence before they confront Adam. Neil suggests that they begin with talking to Heather. Adam returns and Sharon is distant yet firm when talking to him. Adam reveals that he needed to get away for a little bit and decided to go to his mom’s grave in Kansas for some guidance. Sharon reveals that she has read Skye’s diary and Adam is gut punched. Sharon yells at Adam who claims it is only a copy and tries to dodge any blame. Adam pleads that he thought if he told Sharon about Skye, that Sharon would leave him. Sharon is very emotional but realizes she cannot believe Adam anymore. She tells Adam they are over and leaves. Jill and Billy discover the connection between the paintings and Tucker’s blossoming music career because of bribes. Billy can’t understand why Kay wont use the photo evidence against Tucker and Jill tells him that if Kay won’t do it, they will help her along. Billy begins to work on the Tucker article and Jill says that she is going over to the mansion to talk some sense into Kay. Billy believes Kay won’t budge but Jill demands that they cannot blindside Kay with this article. Chloe arrives and warns Billy that he is making a mistake printing this article because Kay wants to make amends with Tucker not make things worse. Tucker, surprisingly, shows up at the Chancellor estate and tells Kay that he would like to give Kay a bigger voice in Chancellor Industries. Jill arrives at the mansion and Kay is furious that Jill is trying to get Kay against Tucker. Kay explodes when she realizes that Jill took the files Kay had at the mansion about Tucker. Kay tells Jill that if she really wants to show she cares for Kay she won’t use this information and take Tucker away from her. Jill tells Kay she will only throw the story away is if Tucker will make Kay an equal at Chancellor. Kay promises Jill that Tucker will come through and Jill calls Billy to cancel the story. Once gone, Jill sees Tucker and Kay embrace and she becomes crushed, calling Billy back to continue with the Tucker article. Chance and Chloe wait to meet with Sid on the Riggs case. Chance is sure that if Sid won’t look into the situation then he must be someone who Chance cannot trust. Sid meets with Chance and Chance expresses that he thinks Riggs death was not a suicide. Sid tells Chance to keep his hands clean but that he will begin to look into the situation. Chance also tells Sid about the death threat that he received. After the meeting, Chance and Chloe are almost hit by a car outside of the station. Heather tells Neil and Ashley that the evidence of the purple cloth is not nearly enough to actually investigate Adam since Ashley really was experiencing some psychiatric problems. Skye visits Adam in a daydream and Skye tells Adam he was stupid giving the diary to Dr. Taylor; Adam reveals that he is determined to not lose Sharon because this time it is different and he really does care for her. Sharon arrives at the Ranch and Phyllis, Nick, and Victor try to console Sharon who tells them she realizes she should not have trusted Adam in the first place. Victor finds out the Adam is back at the G.C.A.C. and he excuses himself from the crowd.

Lily tells Cane that if he ends up getting deported that she is going with him to Australia. However, Cane makes Lily see how much she has in Genoa City to stay for, including their twins. Jack surprises Patty with a garnet necklace, which is Kyle’s birthstone, and thanks her again for being so unselfish by reaching out to Diane to bring his son back into his life. Meanwhile, Emily continues to try and make Paul see that she isn’t Patty and even tells him that she can prove who she truly is. Later, Patty tries to study the ins and outs of psychiatry in order to better impersonate Emily but it all starts to become too much for her. Meanwhile, Emily does everything she can to try and convince Paul of who she truly is, going as far as to cut herself and insists to him to test her DNA. However, Paul, believing that Patty has truly lost it, merely throws the tissue away. Daisy makes a call about getting more liquid X just as Michael arrives at Fenmore’s to see Lauren after his search for Jana. Lauren pounces on him and Michael is caught off guard by her overtly sexually behavior toward him. Lauren shows Michael the pills the doctor prescribed for her headaches and he immediately calls to find out what they are. Michael learns from the doctor that the pills shouldn’t be altering Lauren’s mood but before he can figure out what is going on he is called away to deal with Cane’s case. Sharon shows Ashley Skye’s diary and realize that they finally have the proof they need to put Adam in jail for good and to figure out what he was really up to last summer. Meanwhile, Victor confronts Adam about not showing up at the Jabot hearing and while they are talking Adam realizes that Victor knows what Adam has done. Later, Ashley, Sharon and Jack work to put the pieces together and become frustrated as they realize that they are missing something. Michael arrives at Immigration to inform Cane and Lily that Cane’s hearing is today and that Lily won’t be allowed to attend. Lily is furious but Cane promises her that he will do everything in his power to stay with her. Meanwhile, Daisy spikes Lauren’s water with liquid X when its time for Lauren to take her medication. Adam threatens to expose Victor’s plan to steal Jabot from Jack and Victor offers to call his bluff. Adam, however, reminds Victor that it may in his best interest to protect Adam from all the people coming after him. Meanwhile, Sharon decides to move in with Ashley and promises not to say anything to Adam about what they have discovered until they can put all the pieces together. Later, as Adam and Victor are facing off, Sharon arrives and tells Adam she is there to pack. Paul goes to “Emily” for help with his sister and Patty is caught off guard when Paul tells him everything Emily said in the hospital but relieved when it becomes evident that Paul didn’t believe any of it. Paul asks her for her support in bringing “Patty” home with him but Patty, although touched by Paul’s love for her, refuses to let it affect her. Later, Patty goes to see Emily in the hospital and stages an altercation. The nurses come in and Emily ends up sedated. Lily is crushed when Cane tells her that he is being deported. Meanwhile, Michael goes to the store to look for Lauren but Lauren is at Jimmy’s with a despondent Paul who is telling her about “Patty.” A drugged Lauren, listens to Paul’s story and out of nowhere ends up kissing him and Paul finds himself responding to the kiss.

Adam tries to stop her but Sharon tells Adam that she is leaving him. Meanwhile, Jack and Ashley start to think that Adam’s plan was to steal Ashley’s baby but because of the night of the lockdown sent their plan into overdrive they had to take Sharon’s baby instead. Ashley wonders to Jack if Sharon’s baby is still alive somewhere.

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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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Y&R’s Jason Thompson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, daytime drama offered up some stellar performances.  We had General Hospital’s Sydney Miykala (Trina) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus) being given some very emotional material and playing the heck out of it, and we had The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson in what was to be his third standalone episode during his run as Billy Abbott.  Scenes from his last standalone episode helped win Jason the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Award at the Daytime Emmys this past June.

While there has been a very mixed-bag of reviews from fans of the writing of this standalone episode, one thing remains true –  that if given the ball, Thompson will bring the complexities needed to it, make it work, and in-turn make the audience feel the deep emotional pain within Billy.  And that was on full display in one key scene that locked up his Power Performance of the Week honors.

In the set-up, this time Billy is in the slammer contemplating his life while trying to rest and is hit with a series of dream/nightmare sequences in which he is emotionally tortured by many family members, enemies, and friends for his consistently being a screw-up, or so they like to say.  The one person in the episode who stands by Billy’s side is Lily (Christel Khalil).

During the episode, as Billy jumped from different locations within Genoa City, he grew more hopeless given his situation.  However, then he is visited by his late daughter Delia (Sophie Pollano) in the grown-up teenage version.  This is where Thompson broke hearts, playing guilt, loss, and despair.  He tells Delia if he could take one day back to do over again, it would be the night he left her alone for a few minutes to get ice-cream in the convenient store, and she wandered out in the street after her dog, only to be fatally hit by a car driven by Adam.  In this scene, it was Jason at his best, and surely a scene that should be used for his Emmy reel in 2021. What made it all the more notable is that Jason was not even playing the character of Billy back then, but you believed every heartbreaking second of his talk with his daughter about what Billy experienced the the night of her death and for years after.

Two other moments were also stand-outs in the episode.  When Victor (Eric Braeden) comes to see Billy behind bars and taunts him every which way to Sunday.  It was hard to know if that was real or imagined, but both Eric Braeden and Thompson chewed the scenery with that showdown.

Later in the episode, Billy is shocked to be transported to the police station to where his now teenage son, Johnny is in trouble with the law, and Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) is detaining and questioning him.  Billy realizes he has to fight for his freedom as he can’t leave his family in disarray, or let himself or Lily down again.

Billy Abbott continues to be an oh-so-flawed character, which gives Thompson opportunities to shine and play all the beats to perfection.

Share your thoughts on Jason’s performance and our choice for the Power Performance of the Week via the comment section below.

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