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Y&R Recap – March 22 – March 26th

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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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.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: What Did You Think of Steffy and Finn’s Highly-Anticipated Reunion?

On Monday and Tuesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) finally was reunited with her husband, Finn (Tanner Novlan).

As the story goes, Steffy has fallen into a deep depression and took off to Monaco.  Set against the backdrop of Monte Carlo, a very much alive Finn searches for her. After some false starts, they see each other for the first time outside a cathedral.  What followed was sweeping epic music, hugs, kisses, and tears as Steffy was trying to comprehend that the man she saw Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) shoot a bullet through never actually died.

Now, where the story gets a bit glossed over is when they get back to the hotel. Finn explains that he wouldn’t have made it, if it wasn’t for his mom, Li (Naomi Matsuda).  Steffy wonders if Li knew Finn was alive, why wouldn’t she tell her?  Finn tells Steffy that Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) found them and things went down hill from there, but doesn’t get into any grisly details. When Steffy has some questions, Finn just wants to relish the moment, and promises he will never be apart from her ever again.

Next, Taylor (Krista Allen) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) arrive with the children, Kelly and Hayes, and the Finnegan/Forrester clan are back together again, against all odds, complete with epic music and slo-motion.

Throughout this story arc, kudos has to go to Tanner Novlan. Without his emotional performances and the viewers investing in Finn’s freedom from the hands of Sheila, this would not have played the same.

So, what did you think of the Sinn reunion?  Do you think it holds up with the other classic B&B couple reunions? Did it fall flat in the explanation from Finn to Steffy of where he has been all this time, or do you think the key points were on-point and you were reaching for the hankies, anyways? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first watch the final scene from Tuesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Finn and Li are Reunited

On Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, the CBS daytime drama moved the story forward in a major way.

While Finn (Tanner Novlan) was trying to outwit Sheila (Kimberlin Brown), he tells his bio-mom that she can’t keep him prisoner anymore and that he is going to walk out of this situation, and get back to his wife, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and his son, Hayes.

Elsewhere, Li (Naomi Matsuda) has finally been able to put more than two words together, and tells both Liam (Scott Clifton) and Bill (Don Diamont) that Finn is alive.  She even details how she signed her son’s death certificate, and secretly whisked him away to a safe place to nurse him back to health and keep him away from Sheila.  Li also recounts to the Spencer men, how Sheila found her with Finn, and how she ultimately lost control of her car and landed in a fiery crash into the water.  Bill puts two and two together, as does Liam, and they realize Li is telling the truth.  Next, Bill asks Li if she knows where Finn and Sheila are, and off they go to save Finn.

Later, Finn has taken out all of his IV’s and such, and begins to walk out of his room and towards the front door, as Sheila watches in desperation. Just then, Bill bursts through the door and sees for himself – Sheila and Finn.  Next, Bill steps out of the way and Li is at the door.  Li and Finn are overcome with emotion as Li runs to her son, and says “Finn! Thank God! Oh my God!” At the same time, Li shoots daggers at Sheila, who begins to hyperventilate.

The loving mother and son are finally reunited, but what will happen next?  All we know is that we watched a hankie-inducing moment in the story played to the hilt by Tanner Novlan and Naomi Matsuda.

Watch the final moments from today’s B&B below.

Now weigh-in: What did you think of the performances of Tanner Novlan, Kimberlin Brown, and Naomi Matsuda? Let us know in the comment section.

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