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Y&R Recap – March 22 – March 26th

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Emily realizes that Paul didn’t run the DNA panel and tries to convince him in other ways that she isn’t Patty but Paul refuses to believe it. Meanwhile, Adam tries to convince “Emily” that he is the victim and that the Newmans are out to get him but Patty remembers Adam’s plots and doesn’t buy a word of his story. Later, Patty listens to Adam’s story as he tells her that he is suicidal and tries to figure out how to use it to her advantage. Nick gets a call from the hospital telling him that Phyllis has been in an accident. Later, the doctor tells Nick, Sharon, Jack and Daniel that Phyllis fractured her leg and they are all confused when they learn that Phyllis was coming home from the Abbott cabin. Meanwhile, Victor gently pushes Ashley to go to the hospital with him in order to get the DNA test done as soon as possible. Cane shows up at Billy’s trailer asking for his help and tells Billy that Lily’s cancer is back. Later, Lily admits to her family that she lied about her PET scan results and that is why Cane escaped custody. Billy comes by the Immigration office and pretends not to know anything about Cane’s escape but manages to get Lily a message. After Lily leaves, Neil, Devon and Malcolm realize that Billy knows something about where Cane is. Nick realizes what Phyllis was doing at the Abbott cabin when he finds Faith’s plaque among her things. Nick tells everyone and Daniel becomes angry with him, unaware of the new circumstances surrounding Faith. Amber tries to stop him and Nick and Sharon tell him the truth. Ashley realizes that she has to do the DNA test tonight to stop from hurting any more people. Billy brings Lily to see Cane and Lily tells Cane that he has to turn himself in. Later, Devon calls Lily and she tells him where they are and promises that she will get Cane to turn himself in. Devon in turn tells Michael where they are, realizing the severity of the situation. Paul runs into “Emily” at the hospital and tells her to stay away from his sister. As Sharon runs into Patty and tells her that Jack is here, Adam hears Sharon’s voice and they finally come face to face. Later, Patty tells the group that she was appointed Adam’s psychiatrist and they are all shocked when she tells them that Adam may not be responsible for his actions. Meanwhile, Adam tries to manipulate Sharon by reminding her that he saved Noah’s life. Sharon begs Adam for the truth, believing that a part of Adam truly loved her but Adam swears on Hope’s grave that he knows nothing and that sends Sharon over the edge.

Patty goes to see Emily at the sanitarium and finally let down her guard until Paul arrives and tells her that he scheduled a hearing to keep “Emily” from treating “Patty” any longer. Meanwhile, Nick tells Phyllis that he is going to be her personal slave for a few weeks since she has always been there to support him. Later, Sharon and Ashley prepare to take the DNA test. Meanwhile, Patty decides to inject Emily with a stimulant so that Emily will be a basket case in court and Emily begins to panic knowing it could kill her.

Neil arrives at Billy’s trailer right before the Immigrations officers, who take Cane into custody as Lily cries out to Cane that she loves him. Later, Michael tells Lily that as long as she has cancer Cane won’t be deported. As Paul and Michael prepare for “Patty’s” hearing, they find Emily in a state of unrest and Emily tries to tell them that Patty drugged her. Meanwhile, Jack tries to convince “Emily” to let Patty go for her own sake as well as Patty’s but Patty refuses and goes off on Jack which catches him off guard. Later, Patty isn’t happy when she learns that Jack has been summoned to testify. Victoria tells Victor that J.T. is suing her for full custody of Reed. Meanwhile, J.T. admits to Mac that he wants to protect Reed but not at Victoria’s expense by painting her as a bad mother. Later, J.T. opens up to Mac about wanting to keep Victor out of Reed’s life as Victor promises Victoria that J.T. will not be allowed to take Reed away from her. Chance goes to see Adam to take his statement about the charges pending against him and Adam continues to maintain that he is the victim. Meanwhile, Jill starts trying to dig up dirt on Adam’s arrest, which is the last thing Billy wants. Billy refuses to let Jill exploit Ashley’s pain for Restless Style. Later, Adam tells Chance everything that happened in the cabin and Chance isn’t sure he can believe a word of it. At Restless Style, Chloe tries to get information out of Chance about their intimate night together but he gives nothing away. While Chloe is busy, Chance questions Billy about Adam’s accusations. Billy admits that a meeting took place but says that it was an intervention, not a kidnapping. Meanwhile, Jill goes to see Adam and he tells her about the kidnapping. Later, Chance is forced to spill his big plans to Billy when Chloe lets something slip and Billy enjoys giving Chance a hard time.

At the court room, Patty manages to convince the judge that “Patty” can’t see Jack for her own health. When Michael tells Emily, Emily realizes what Patty is up to. As Jack and Patty give testimony to the court, Emily pretends to be sick and then runs into the court yelling for Jack. As Emily tries to talk to Jack, the judge agrees with Patty and denies Paul’s petition to remove Patty from Emily’s case. Mac reminds J.T. what he is up against declaring war against the Newmans. Victoria, however, tells Victor to stay out of the fight between her and J.T. Later, Victor backs up Billy’s story with Chance and reminds Chance that Adam can’t be trusted. Meanwhile, Adam throws away his annulment papers. Billy runs into Victoria who tells him about J.T. suing for custody because of what happened at the cabin and Billy starts to worry about what J.T. may say to the police. At Restless Style, Jill starts writing her article on Adam. Michael refuses to give up on “Patty’s” case, telling Paul that “Emily” has zero objectivity and now even Jack knows it. Meanwhile, Jack starts to wonder about “Patty” after the events in the court room. Alone, Emily finally breaks down. Kevin pushes Lauren to tell Michael the truth about the photos and Paul as Daisy eavesdrops on them. Paul arrives and Lauren shows him the photos and Paul realizes that they have to take to Michael before someone else gets the chance. Meanwhile, Jana continues to have faith that Kevin won’t give up on her. Later, Gloria tries to set Kevin up on a blind date to get his mind off Jana. Kevin tells Gloria that Jana is still his wife.

Victor and Jack meet with Kay and Neil to tell Kay that they intend on giving Kay back control of Jabot. Kay, however, tells them that it isn’t a good idea. Meanwhile, Tucker stops by to check in on Ashley and Ashley admits to him that Faith may not be her daughter and that she may be running out of time to capture of the memories of her daughter. Tucker offers to help Ashley make a video of her and Faith together. Later, Kay explains everything that happened with Tucker and Victor and Jack offer to gift Jabot back to her so that Tucker can’t touch it but Kay refuses to take charity from them. Daisy taunts Jana by telling her that Kevin is going on a date and that she is going to destroy Michael and Lauren’s marriage next. Meanwhile, Lauren and Paul prepare themselves to tell Michael what happened the night of their encounter. Later, Jack, Victor and Michael offer Kay another option – a tax shelter for Jabot that won’t burden any of them as Kay had worried. Kay graciously accepts and as Michael is giving them all the contracts they find inside photos of Lauren and Paul, which shocks them, especially Michael. Neil advises Michael not to do anything rash until he has spoken to Lauren and heard the truth. Meanwhile, Lauren and Paul try to get to the bottom of Lauren’s mood swings and what has been causing them. In front of Daisy and Ryder, Jana pretends to finally be broken and lost at the thought of losing Kevin but after they leave Jana’s demeanor changes and works on strategizing a plan of escape. Meanwhile, Gloria tries to help Kevin remember what it is like to live life without Jana. Later, Jana manages to break the lock on her cage. As Ashley is playing with Faith, Tucker watches them interact and sees how much she loves her daughter. Ashley finally loses her composure and Tucker moves in to comfort her. Moments later, while Ashley is out of the room, Neil arrives to find Tucker there. Tucker leaves but Neil still wonders what was going on. Later, Tucker confronts Kay, Jack and Victor about their meeting regarding Jabot to inform them that he wants Jabot for himself and he plans to get it. Michael confronts Paul and Lauren with the photos and throws Paul out of Lauren’s office. Meanwhile, Kevin agrees to go on the blind date. Daisy and Ryder come back to find Jana gone and Daisy orders Ryder to find her immediately. Later, just as Jana is desperately trying to escape and it looks like she may make it she makes a wrong turn and slams directly into Ryder.

Adam calls Victor to tell him about the article on RestlessStyle.com; Victor tells Jill she’ll regret it if she printed any of Adam’s lies. Meanwhile, a furious Billy tries to delete Jill’s article when Jack arrives to confront him. Billy swears to Jack that the article was all Jill’s doing but Jack is hard pressed to believe him. Victor lays into Billy about the article, but also blames Jack; Jill arrives and tells them she’s responsible for the article. Jill accuses Jack and Victor of being hypocrites. Victor makes it clear that Billy should never let the article see the light of day and that Jack shouldn’t have involved Billy in the first place. Jack tells Jill that Adam manipulated her; Billy tells her he was at the cabin too, a fact Adam conveniently left out. Jack tells Billy he has to fire Jill, but he doesn’t. Billy tells Jill she will be out if she pulls another stunt like the article again. Victor confronts Adam about the lies in the article and tells him that what happened at the cabin was for Adam’s own good – it was a chance for him to come clean. Victor tells Adam because of his lies he’ll find himself in an even deeper grave, a statement a passing nurse hears. Victor tells Adam he’s done all he can for him and only God can help him now; Victor walks out on his son. Jana pleads with Ryder to let her go but Daisy arrives and tells Jana that Kevin is out on a date. Meanwhile, Kevin and his date, Allison, readily admit how awkward their blind date is just as Gloria and Jeff watch from the shadows to see how things are going. Later, things between Kevin and Allison seem to be going well until he lets it slip that he is married. Kevin admits that he has no idea why Jana left him but all he can do now is move on. Kevin tells Allison about his relationship with Jana; he comes to a realization that it can’t be over. Kevin tells Gloria and Jeffrey he’s not giving up on Jana, ever.

Jeffrey teases Gloria about her wanting to spend more time with Tucker; she simply wants to keep her business options open. When Gloria sees that Kevin’s date has hit a rough patch, she plans to swoop in and rescue him, but Jeffrey goes instead. Jeffrey hits on Allison which riles Gloria. Gloria thinks she’ll be able to find another girl for Kevin at the policeman’s ball. Jeffrey suggests Gloria take Tucker as her date, but Gloria won’t consider leaving Jeffrey on his own because he’ll go after Allison. In Lauren’s office, Lauren explains to Michael that she was drugged and that is why she ended up with Paul, and assures him they didn’t make love. Michael promises her that they will find out who is behind this. They learn that the tests Paul ran on Lauren’s pill turned up negative – they were not tampered with. Michael starts to get a headache and it starts to dawn on them that something at Fenmore’s may be making Lauren sick. From the coffeehouse, Michael arranges for a toxicity test on Lauren’s office. Lauren suspects that Sheila is behind everything, but Michael assures her that Sheila is dead. Michael reveals that there are toxic fumes in Lauren’s office coming from the wallpaper glue. They discuss possible culprits and zero in on Daisy. Michael gets confirmation from Mac that Daisy was at the bar taking pictures. Daisy tells Lauren she did take the pictures, but her camera was stolen and points the finger at Ryder. Lauren sends Daisy on her way; she and Michael discuss Daisy’s accusations. Daisy tries to force Jana into a crate; after Daisy leaves, Ryder tells Jana that if she will be quiet he won’t force her into the crate. Ryder admits he’s not okay with what they’re doing to Jana. Ryder is stunned when a mystery woman arrives and forces him to put Jana into the crate. Inside the crate, Jana pulls out a screwdriver she was able to hide.

Phyllis is glad Nick’s making time to see Summer before heading over to Ashley’s. Phyllis is supportive of Nick while he waits for the D.N.A. test results. Nick is sympathetic towards Ashley and Victor because they may be losing a child. Phyllis and Nick declare their love for each other before he departs. Sharon lets Victor know how sorry she is about the baby situation. Ashley holds Faith, tells her she hopes that the test proves Ashley is her mother, but knows she’ll have a wonderful life with Nick and Sharon if they’re her parents. Ashley, Billy, Victoria, Sharon, Nick, Victor and Jack gather for the D.N.A. test results. Results show that Faith is Nick and Sharon’s daughter. Family and friends support Ashley as she hands Faith over to Sharon and Nick. Jack helps Ashley who’s grieving for the baby she’s lost. Nick and Sharon take Faith to the ranch. Victor and Nikki watch as they bond with their baby; Sharon and Nick are thankful for the miracle that brought them all together. Victoria shows Victor/Nikki/Sharon a newspaper article about Adam’s “intervention”. Ashley confronts Billy about the article; he tells her Jill went behind his back and wrote it. Billy tries to apologize but Ashley won’t have it. Victor blames Billy for the article reaching the mainstream press. Victoria notes that Billy’s name isn’t mentioned in the article. Sharon is upset that Ashley has to endure the public scrutiny. Sharon calls Nick, informs him of the article; Nick informs Phyllis. Victoria and Billy argue about the article and his hatred of her family. Billy tells her he likes her and surprises her with a kiss. Patty writes in her diary about missing Jack. Patty expresses her upset to Jack that he’s spending so much time with Ashley; when he balks at her lack of support, she backtracks. When Jack exits without forgiving her, Patty places the blame on Adam, and is glad he’s “Emily’s” patient. Jack goes to Phyllis and discusses Emily’s strange behavior. Phyllis thinks that Jack may have rushed into marriage, unaware that Patty is listening at the door. Patty stands over a sleeping Phyllis, whispers to herself that it’s time to stop Phyllis’ interference in her marriage. Patty conducts Adam’s evaluation and surmises that he’s been faking his psychotic break. Patty tells Adam she’s going to recommend incarceration pending trial. Adam accuses Emily of being unprofessional and slighting Adam because she’s obsessed with Jack, which she denies. Later, Adam remembers Emily’s words about being obsessed with Jack and realizes that Mary Jane said the exact same words about Jack; Adam realizes that Emily is really Patty! Chance and Chloe are in New York for a romantic getaway. Chance explains that he has lots of surprises for her all of which will culminate with their making love for the first time. Chloe is impressed with the arrangements Chance has made. Chance and Chloe are stuck in a traffic jam in the rain and trapped in a cab – so much for their romantic evening. The cabbie lectures them on patience, but Chloe thinks if he knew how long she’s waited for this night, he’d understand a lot better. Chloe is disappointed that their night was ruined, but Chance says there’s one surprise he can spring on her in the cab: he takes out a ring and proposes to Chloe. Nikki visits Phyllis; they commiserate over the situation with Faith. Nikki assures Phyllis that Nick loves her, and if they’re meant to be together, they will be; Phyllis tells Nikki she’s going to fight for her marriage.

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 Of Our Lives

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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