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Y&R Recap – March 15 – March 19th

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Nick thanks Phyllis for giving him back his will to hope but she stops him, admitting that part of her wishes he didn’t know the truth. Nick tries to reassure Phyllis but she has seen it all before and she knows what is coming and has no one to blame but herself. Later, Nick promises Phyllis that they can make it through this because he needs her and she promises to stand by him. Sharon fears for Ashley, knowing that Faith has become her entire world and what the truth could do to her. Meanwhile, Ashley tells Billy that she will prove that Faith is hers that Victor will help her do it. At the cabin, Jack and Victor are immediately back at each other’s throat after Adam’s escape until they learn that a body is found down by the ravine. Later, Ashley continues to convince herself that Faith is hers and Jack fears that history is repeating itself. Sharon’s anger towards Adam overwhelms her and she ends up smashing a photo of him until she finds herself standing in front of Cassie. Meanwhile, Victoria tells J.T. everything that happened at the cabin and everything they learned and although shell shocked, J.T. is disgusted by the Newmans actions. Later, Sharon admits to Cassie that she is afraid that Adam was telling the truth and that Taylor was telling all lies. Cassie pushes Sharon to go see Faith and find out for herself if she believes in her heart if the baby is hers. Victor finds Adam’s body down by the ravine and he is barely alive as Victor starts CPR wondering if he should just leave Adam for dead. Meanwhile, J.T. tells Victoria that Victor is as dangerous as Adam and that he fears what could happen to Reed being exposed to him as he grows up. Later, Billy and Victoria bond as they realize how much their families are about to both lose and gain. Meanwhile, J.T. decides to go after full custody of Reed.

As Ashley recounts the night of her labor for Jack and Billy they start to realize that there are holes in the story. Moments later, Nick, Phyllis and Sharon arrive and ask to see Faith. Ashley allows them in, but makes it clear that they shouldn’t get ahead of themselves just yet as Sharon and Nick look at Faith with new eyes. Meanwhile, Heather meets Victor at the hospital and Victor allows her to take over custody of Adam because he can’t stand the sight of him. Later, Ashley decides it’s time for everyone to leave. Outside, Sharon tells Nick and Phyllis about her talk with Cassie and Nick promises Sharon that she will get to hold Faith forever if she turns out to be their child. Heather promises Adam that he is going to live so that she can nail his ass to the wall. Meanwhile, Ashley decides that she needs to take Faith and leave Genoa City as soon as possible.

Kevin accidentally finds the photos of Lauren and Paul in Michael’s briefcase while talking to Michael and Lauren at the coffeehouse. Later, Kevin confronts Lauren about the photos he found in the briefcase. Lauren tries to explain herself but Kevin refuses to lie to Michael and cover anything up for Lauren. Daniel becomes uneasy when he realizes that Lily is lying to Neil also about the fact that her chemo didn’t cure her cancer. Alone, Lily remains adamant that Daniel keeps her secret in order to protect Cane from himself. Later, Lily is tortured when she has to lie to Cane’s face about the test results and see just how happy he is for her. Billy runs into Victoria at the coffeehouse and they continue to have sparks until Victoria brings up Ashley and tells her that Ashley is trying to come to terms with the truth. They continue to bond when they agree that families do whatever it takes to protect each other, unlike J.T. Meanwhile, Ashley waits until Jack gives her some time to herself to make her move. At Jimmy’s, J.T. unloads about his problems with Victoria and the Newmans onto Mac. Mac tells him that everyone pays for their crimes sooner or later. Later, Jack realizes that Ashley has taken Faith and left. Billy and Victoria both get bad news, Victoria that J.T. is suing for full custody of Reed and Billy that Ashley and Faith are missing. Meanwhile, Ashley runs into Tucker in the airport and he offers to keep her company while her plane is delayed, which is the last thing she wants. Later, Tucker gives Ashley some much needed advice. Meanwhile, Billy, Jack and Neil try to look for Ashley without alerting the Newmans. Mac stops by to see Cane and Lily at the Immigration office and Daniel arrives to make one final plea to Lily to tell Cane the truth before it is too late. Later, Michael breaks the bad news to the group that Cane’s appeal was denied and Daniel pushes Lily to tell him the truth now. Victoria confronts J.T. about trying to take Reed from her and she tells him to go to hell. Victoria rips into J.T. and tells him that he had better be off the ranch by the time she gets back. Later, Michael tells Victoria that she can’t force J.T. off the ranch and if she wants to fight J.T. for custody she has to stay put to do it. Meanwhile, J.T. tells Mac that he isn’t going anywhere.

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Lauren finally breaks through to Kevin, who tells her that he believes that she isn’t cheating on Michael. Kevin tells her that he found the photos sealed in Michael’s briefcase and that someone wants to make trouble for them and Lauren realizes that she has to be the one to tell Michael the truth. Meanwhile, Lily finally admits to Cane that her PET scan results weren’t good and Cane is crushed. Ashley arrives home with Faith after getting a ride from Tucker and her brothers aren’t thrilled when they see them together but they are more relieved that Ashley is back.

As Nick and Sharon begin to hope for the best, Sharon wonders how Phyllis is taking the news. Meanwhile, Phyllis admits to Malcolm that she believes that Nick and Sharon learning the truth about Faith could be the beginning of the end for her marriage. Malcolm, however, helps Phyllis sees how self-pitying she is being and Phyllis decides to go home to her husband. At Brad’s, Ashley remains rational but continues to believe that there is no way that Adam could have had anything to do with the baby switch. Jack reminds that she needs to make a decision about the DNA test at some point for everyone’s sake. As Patty is starting to have a meltdown worrying about where Jack is, she is confronted by one of Emily’s new patients. Patty tries to help Emily’s patient but knowing the right thing to say or do, she nearly goes off the deep end. Patty tells Lynn, her patient, that she believes it would be best that she find a new therapist and she leaves just as she runs into Jack. Later, before Jack can fill Patty in she gets a call from Emily’s boss at the hospital and she has to continue to put on her charade as Jack decides he needs to get back to Ashley.

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Kay has a moment of compassion for Jill when she sees that Jill is about to breakdown over loses Cane. Meanwhile, Lily pleads with Cane to get on the plane and go back to Australia because she needs him. Later, Neil, Lily and Malcolm all say their goodbyes to Cane and Cane asks Neil to look out for Lily. Meanwhile, Jill tries frantically to help Cane and both Jill and Kay realize that blood doesn’t matter as Kay admits to Jill that she still thinks of Jill as her daughter. Victor delivers Adam Sharon’s annulment papers and Adam tells Victor to just let him die. Victor refuses to let Adam continue to play the victim and try to convince anyone that he that he is mentally ill. Meanwhile, Sharon thanks Phyllis for giving her back her future although Phyllis struggles with what it could mean for her own. Later, Victor comes by to see Faith and the revelation of everything that has happened finally hits him as he holds the baby close, which alarms Ashley as she watches him. Victor is finally able to get Ashley to acknowledge that there is a chance that Faith isn’t their child. Adam makes a final plea to Heather, trying to manipulate her one last time but Heather sees through him and tells him to go to hell. Meanwhile, Sharon gets a call just as she is leaving the tack house from Ashley asking her and Nick to come to Brad’s and Phyllis advises them not to anticipate the worse just yet. Later, at the Abbott cabin, Phyllis remembers past events with Nick and Sharon as she pulls down the plaque she and Nick put up in honor of Faith Cassidy. At Brad’s, Ashley tells the group that she is willing to let Nick and Sharon run a DNA test. As Lily tries hard to keep it together, Cane pretends to have lost his wedding ring and uses it as a distraction in order to flea Immigration custody. At the hospital, Heather introduces Adam to his court appointed psychiatrist, “Emily.” Meanwhile, as Phyllis is driving back from the cabin, she hits a patch of black ice and skids off the road.

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

It was Jason Thompson’s (Billy) time to have a standalone episode on The Young and the Restless and this past Tuesday, Thompson shined in a performance that took an emotional toll on his character of Billy Abbott and for many in the viewing audience.  The last time we saw Thompson given anything near this; was actually his first episode on The Young and the Restless when Billy was hovering between life and death and as he confronted his family, they did not hear what he was saying to them.

Now in September of 2019, Billy has been overcome with grief over the death of his daughter Delia and getting revenge against Adam (Mark Grossman) that he developed an alternate personality who is the tough guy who would do things Billy in his right mind could never set out to do.

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In the episode, Billy (who is still in a cabin) admits to Victoria that what Chloe said about him is true . He lured Adam to the route where Delia died and tried to kill him.  Billy reveals that there is a whole other Billy who takes over, who wants to punish people, and does some very bad things.  Victoria urges Billy to confront that part of himself.  Since he has not eaten in several days, she leaves him behind at the cabin to go bring him back some food.  And thus ,the standalone episode begins to really kick-off.

Alone, Billy closes his eyes and in tears, sees a more grown up version and vision of Delia.  But she is not happy with him.  While she says she understands why he went after Adam the first time after her death, she does not understand why years later he is still trying to kill him.  Delia explains that going to heaven is beautiful; but he will never be reunited with her if he continues to have malice in his heart and soul.  Billy is devastated that his beloved daughter, who he grieves so much for, is disappointed in him. But then, so too is Jack!

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Next, Billy envisions Jack (Peter Bergman) in the cabin with him, and Jack really hits Billy below the belt and tells him what a miserable failure he is and calls him “weak”.  We then see the character switch and the gum-chewing alter ego pushed to the brink and so that Billy fights back.  Jack continues to barrage Billy and then Billy shouts, “Screw you, Jack!”  Billy thinks Jack’s jealous of him. Jack hollers, “Who are you!? Pick one and be done with it.”  It was a difficult to scene to watch, because Billy while battling his demons, he is hearing such terrible things inside himself from those he loved; like his older brother.

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Then, comes his mother, Jill (Jess Walton)! All of a sudden she appears and is also extremely hard on Billy, and she tells her son that Victoria can do better than him, and that as a partner for Victoria he is an absolute dismal failure.  Jill really kicks him by saying that he always ends up back in the gutter with a mountain to climb.

All of a sudden, an evil Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) emerges in front of Billy.  She really plays up his addiction to gambling, entices him to a poker game and he loses, which further sends Billy spiraling.  He becomes more agitated as she laughs in his face.  Next, Adam appears shouting at Billy, “What is going on in your skull?”  Billy replies, “I’m not a monster.” Adam says, “Neither am I.”  Then, viewers see Adam strangling Billy, but then it is revealed that Billy is being strangled by the alternate version of himself in a fight for power and control.

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Just then, Victoria (Amelia Heinle) returns as Billy battles with himself and remembers those who just ‘visited’ him.  Billy comes up with the inner strength to throw off the alter and not give in.  Finally, Billy punches him and the alternate Billy sort of melts away. Billy confesses to Victoria he doesn’t want that part of himself to ever return, and if there is anything good left in him it is because of her.

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Throughout the hour, Jason Thompson illustrated once again why he is one of the finest actors in the genre, delivering an extremely complex performance and taking the gut-punches thrown at him by the other actors through their characters while taking the audience along with him and Billy’s inner struggle.  Whether you like the storyline, or not, you cannot take away from what Thompson did through his work in a performance that could have easily been just as powerful in a stage play in a theatre, as it was on TV.

What did you think of Jason’s ‘Power Performance of the Week”? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GRAND HOTEL Finale: How Sky Died, Paternity Game-Changer, And Another Mystery Begins

ABC’s Grand Hotel ended its season with several plot twists that kept the hour soapy drama in a fast and furious pace to give viewers the answers they had been waiting for, and if the show was picked-up, a cliffhanger with multiple suspects who could be responsible for this new crime.

If you have not watched the finale and intend to, do not read any further, spoilers contained herein:

Danny is finally revealed to Santiago and Gigi to be the brother of the deceased Sky.  Alicia decides to help Danny figure out what happened to his sister on the night she died in the hurricane.  Through flashbacks, we learn that Sky discovered the suicide note that Beatriz had written inside a closet full of jewelry while on a date with Yoli.  Sky used the Intel in it to blackmail Gigi, but Gigi says she does not have access to that kind of cash.   The letter contains the damaging proof that Mrs P and Santiago had a child together, Jason.  Santiago did not know.  To make matters even worse in current time, Santiago just made Gigi’s daughters: Carolina and Yoli part of his new will.

It seems that Mrs. P and Gigi kept the secret of Jason’s paternity and did not want to come out.  Helen put the hotel on lockdown, leaving Sky trapped and having to go through the only available exit to get out of the hotel, which led her into the night and the hurricane.  There, Gigi confronts her at gunpoint. However, there is a scuffle, and lo and behold, Mrs. P husband’s, Malcolm steps out of the shadows after overhearing that his wife had an fling and child with Santiago and clubbed Sky in the back causing her death.

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After Gigi admitted to Santiago, while he was trying to push Danny over the hotel balcony, that she did not kill Sky, Gigi eventually reveals who it was, leading Danny and Alicia to later head to the hospital where Malcolm is dying.  Alicia confronts Mrs. P about her lies and how she hid Jason’s paternity from him and Santiago.  Meanwhile, Danny decides not to tell Malcolm’s family that he killed his sister, because as Danny says, “the universe had already found another way to punish him” – and with that – a few moments later, Malcolm dies.

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Now that Santiago had learned that he is the bio-dad of Jason, he won’t forgive Gigi, who clearly does not want Jason getting more of the pie than her daughters if Santiago were to have the opportunity to adjust his will.  Meanwhile, Santiago has finally blackmailed Mateo out of his job at the hotel, but Mateo does not want the evidence on the flash drive Santiago has in his possession to come out of the deed that he has done.  Mrs P. also gets into a very intense phone conversation with Santiago and they agree to meet downstairs at the hotel.

However, as Santiago walks through the dark halls, out of the shadows gun shots are fired, and he is left bleeding out on the floor.  Did Gigi, Mateo, Helen or even someone else shoot him?  Maybe Carolina and Yoli’s father is the culprit, who is said to be returning home after finding out his daughters are now in Santiago’s will and who has no love lost for the guy!

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In other stories, Javi was seduced by an older woman who turned out to be an alcoholic and Ingrid’s mother, a pissed Ingrid then hooks up with Mateo.  And  finally, as Danny goes to the ocean to say goodbye to his sister Sky by throwing her lighter into the sea, Alicia asks, what he is going to do next?  He says, he will return home to Chicago, but at that point the two of them share a passionate kiss.

Throughout the episode, the emotional heart of it was played to perfection by Lincoln Younes as Danny, who as the brother trying to avenge his sister’s death, played all the beats of his story arc.

So, what did you think of the Grand Hotel finale? What did you think of who was revealed to have killed Sky? Who do you think shot Santiago? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Thomas Goes Over A Cliff! If He Survives, Will They Redeem Him?

Now here’s a ‘cliff’-hanger moment for a Friday soap, that brought with it what could be a game-changing moment, certainly for the relationship of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), and what looks like for Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson).  For months, Thomas had become more obsessed and unhinged over keeping Hope (Annika Noelle) from her child Beth and away from the man she truly loves, Liam (Scott Clifton).

Many of Thomas’ acts have been truly despicable.  But now after a wake-up call conversation with his son, Douglas, and an attempt to set things right with Hope, who wants nothing to do with him, things take a turn when at Steffy’s,  Hope screams at Thomas to stay away from her. He tries to explain he just wants to talk to her, but she wants nothing to do with him.

We then see Brooke making it to the house, and seeing the ensuing argument,  She fears the worse and becomes in-between her daughter and her stepson, as Ridgeis also heading to the house to make sure nothing happens between Thomas and Hope.

But then, in a push/pull moment, Thomas goes over the cliff.  Brooke is mortified. And from the promo for next week’s B&B, Thomas is unconscious and might not make it, as Ridge sits by his bedside.

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So, what is this twist all about? Either, Thomas choreographed the fall to gain sympathy and knew exactly what he was doing, or it was an accident, that might look like an attempted murder for now, and that will cause trouble between Brooke and Ridge, but also, and perhaps through testing in the hospital it might reveal, Thomas had a brain tumor causing him to act erratically?  Or, could it be that on Friday’s episode Thomas truly had a quick come-to-Jesus moment and had already realized the horrors of his way and was truly trying to set things right?  Or, could someone sneak into hospital room and snuff him out with a pillow? Many theories!

Now watch below the final moments when Thomas takes a major tumble and next week’s promo for B&B.  Then, weigh-in: What do you think the show will do with the character of Thomas now? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott

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Airdates: 9-17-2019

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