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Y&R Recap – May 3 – May 7th

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Amber throws Daisy out her apartment as Daniel wakes up from his drug-induced haze. Outside, Daisy calls Sarah to check in and Sarah tells her to go to the zoo and move Lauren and Jana because it will all be over tonight. Meanwhile, Kevin asks Kay and Murphy to use the Ouija board with him to help find Jana. At the zoo, Ryder realizes that Daisy took his keys but promises to try to find another way to get Lauren and Jana free. Later, Murphy and Kay make Kevin realize that they need a more realistic plan to find Jana. Jack shows Ashley “Emily’s” diary and tells her that there is something very wrong with his wife. Meanwhile, Phyllis tries to call 911 but before she can, she is startled by someone breaking in and drops her phone. As footsteps grow closer, Phyllis manages to get to the closet and hide. Later, as Jack and Ashley talk about Patty and Emily Jack finally begins to realize that Patty may have switched places with Emily. At Michael’s, Patty starts to bristle when Michael attacks her about her “evaluation” of “Lauren.” Amber is furious at Daniel, believing that he has been sneaking around behind her back with Daisy as he tries to explain that what happened. Moments later, Eric comes out of the bathroom and Amber introduces him to Daniel. Lauren and Jana plead with Ryder to call Kevin to free them. As Ryder makes the call, Kevin’s phone rings but Kevin has unknowingly dropped it. Before Ryder can leave Kevin a message Daisy arrives and threatens to shoot Jana if Lauren doesn’t do exactly what Daisy wants. Meanwhile, Sarah manages to get into the closet and get her hands around Phyllis’s neck. Phyllis fights to free herself and is horrified to see that Lauren is the one attacking her. Phyllis scratches Sarah’s arm as they struggle. Later, Ryder finally stands up to Daisy and tells her that they can change, that they don’t have to listen to Sarah anymore all they have to do is let Lauren and Jana go. Phyllis manages to slam the door on Sarah’s injured arm and lies to her that security is on their way and that she better leave before they get here. Meanwhile, Patty learns from Michael that “Lauren” left Phyllis’s and immediately believes that its means Sarah didn’t go through with her part of the plan. Patty hurries out of Michael’s, warning him to stay away from his wife. Later, Jack tries to get into see Emily and learns that “his wife” has barred him from seeing “Patty.” Daniel tries to wrap his mind around Eric showing up in their lives and his major headache just as Amber tells him that she and Eric will find someplace else to stay. Meanwhile, Phyllis finally comes out of the closet and as she does a hand lands on her shoulder but its only Michael. Phyllis tells him that Lauren tried to kill her. As Murphy, Kay and Kevin are searching for Jana, Kevin realizes that the zoo kept coming up during his search and they rush off to look for her there. Meanwhile, Daisy refuses to listen to Ryder so after Daisy opens the cage, he tackles her to the ground and tells Lauren and Jana to run. After Amber and Eric leave, Daniel realizes that Daisy drugged him. Jack confronts Patty with the truth about the switch. Meanwhile, Michael calls “Lauren” to find out what is going on and hears the “pop goes the weasel” music that Kevin heard when he was talking to Jana. They realize that she is at the amusement park and set out to find her. Later, as Murphy, Kay and Kevin are searching they see two people running in the darkness. Kevin jumps out of the helicopter after seeing two people running in the dead of night and as Kay and Murphy go in one direction, Kevin takes off in the other. Meanwhile, Ryder chases after Daisy, who is armed, trying to stop her. At the carousel, Jana and Lauren try to find a place to hide for a moment so that Jana can rest but just then Sarah shows up looking for them. Later, Phyllis assures Michael that they will get Lauren help and they will all be a family again soon.

Jack confronts Patty and demands the truth about what she did to Emily. Patty tries to sell to Jack that the diary is “Patty’s” and that she is hurt that Jack no longer knows or understands her. Later, Patty regresses and Jack doesn’t buy her story or her fake hurt at all. Jack tells Patty to put him on the list of approved visitors to see “Patty” or else. Daniel shows up at the Chancellor estate to tell Amber that he realized Daisy drugged him and that is the only reason he would ever betray her the way he did. Later, Amber tells Daniel that they still need time apart because he still doesn’t understand how important Eric is to her. Daniel tells Amber that he will be there for her when she is ready to come home. At the carousel, Lauren tries to give herself up for Jana’s sake just as Kevin arrives and Sarah takes aim, firing the gun. Kevin mistakes Sarah for Lauren and Jana warns him just as Sarah turns the gun on him and fires. Nearby, Kay and Murphy take off when they hear the gunshots ring out. Michael and Phyllis arrive at the zoo and hear the gunfire. Michael orders Phyllis to stay put as he rushes off to look for Lauren, fearing that the shots were of her hurting herself. Later, Kevin manages to dodge Sarah’s bullet and knock her unconscious. Daisy makes her way to Sarah while Kevin rushes to Jana and Lauren’s side. Lauren explains everything to Kevin and as Kevin protects Jana, Lauren takes off after Sarah. Daisy finds the gun and aims it at Kevin and Jana, Ryder arrives just as Daisy is about to fire. Sarah chases Lauren into a funhouse gun in hand. Meanwhile, in Michael’s car, Phyllis realizes that Lauren isn’t really Lauren. Inside the maze of mirrors, Lauren taunts Sarah who takes aim but can’t fire because she doesn’t know what she is firing at. Finally she gets fed up at shoots just as she comes face to face with Michael who believes she is Lauren. Later, Michael tries to get Sarah to leave with him, believing that she is Lauren. As Sarah plays her part, Lauren tries to get to Sarah and the gun. Finally, Lauren shows herself to Michael and yells to him that Sarah is Sheila’s sister and she is going to kill them both. Ryder manages to connect with Daisy and get to believe that he wants her to leave with him, to give up this life and start over with him but just she is giving in and Kevin takes the gun away from her she realizes that Ryder tricked her. Daisy runs off and Kevin turns the gun on Ryder. Later, Ryder opens up to Kevin, who finally lets his brother go just as Phyllis arrives to tell Jana and Kevin her revelation. Jana tells her that they already know and that there is a way to tell Lauren and Sarah apart. On their way to the hospital, Jana loses consciousness and begins to convulse and Kevin panics.

Lauren manages to get the gun away from Sarah but Michael thinks that Sarah is Lauren and begins to protect her until Lauren recites their wedding vows and Michael realizes that he is protecting the wrong woman. Phyllis arrives to warn Michael about Sarah just as Michael is moving into Lauren’s arms. Michael tells Lauren that everything will be okay now but Lauren fires at Sarah anyway, knowing that she has to make sure that Sarah never comes back. Jack adopts a cat with a plan in mind. While Chance is on the phone with Chloe he learns that shots were fired at the Twin Lakes old amusement park. He hangs up and Chloe tells Amber what she just learned as Daniel rushes in to tell them that they found Jana and she is being rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, Kevin, Kay and Murphy explain to Chloe, Amber and Daniel about Sarah, Daisy and Ryder. Amber asks Chloe to call Chance to get him to help in the search for Daisy and Ryder. Lauren shoots at Sarah, knowing that she has to kill her in order to end it all, but as Lauren starts shooting, bullets shatter the glass and ricochet and before anyone knows what is happening, Phyllis screams and then her reflection shatters. Michael finds Phyllis on the ground and realizes that the bullet missed her. Lauren searches for Sarah, who knows also has a gun and is taunting Lauren. Phyllis is the first to come in contact with one of the “Lauren’s” and she whispers the code word, “Karma.” Phyllis realizes that the woman in front of her isn’t the real Lauren just then a gun goes off. Phyllis catches Sarah as she falls to the floor as Lauren shoots her in the back. Sarah gives Lauren a final warning before she dies as Lauren finally finds Michael’s arms again. At the station, Nick grows frustrated when no one will tell him what is going on with the charges against him. Later, Owen and Chance exchange a rather cryptic conversation regarding Nick and Phyllis. Kevin continues to worry about Jana as Michael and Lauren arrive at the hospital. Everyone stops, wondering if Lauren is actually Lauren until Michael assures them that everything is okay. Lauren tells Daniel that Sarah tried to kill Phyllis and her down the hall being checked out by a doctor. Alone, Phyllis thinks back on the events of the evening and finally breaks down just as Daniel arrives to comfort her. Later, the doctors tell Kevin that Jana had an aneurysm and they are keeping her sedated until they determine how to proceed. Phyllis arrives with Daniel and tells them all that she has orders to go home but that she wants them all to keep her in the loop in regards to Jana. Amber informs them all that Little D is in town and is going by Eric now and Lauren tells a stunned Amber that Deacon’s “Dragon Lady” was Sarah. Amber realizes that she told Sarah about Eric and begins to panic that Ryder and Daisy are still on the loose. Daniel brings Phyllis home to the tack house and they are both startled to find Nick there and to learn that the police dropped the charged against him. Phyllis tells Nick everything that happened with Lauren and Sarah and although Nick is furious at Owen and Chance for their games at the police station, Phyllis is just relieved that Nick is home. Amber is touched when Daniel supports her decision to go home and be with Eric. Nearby, Michael assures Lauren that Fen always knew exactly who Sarah was and Lauren tells him that she wants to see her son. Meanwhile, Kevin talks to Jana and promises her that she is safe and that no one will ever hurt her again. Later, Ryder finds himself face to face with Daisy by mistake and she convinces him to come with her as long as she promises him that they are leaving Genoa City. Daisy, however, tells him that she will be back one day. Later, Lauren is reunited with Fen. At the police station, Chance listens to a recording of Adam’s last words.

Heather tells Paul that she had her DNA tested against “Patty’s” and she is on her way to pick up the results now. Meanwhile, as Patty is praying to God for help with Jack she hears a kitten meowing and goes to pick it up. Jack steps out of the shadows and watches as his plan unfolds. Later, Patty names the cat as Jack comes in and sees her. He asks her if he can see “Patty” but she refuses to allow it and Jack leaves. Outside, Jack says that Patty outed herself without even realizing it. Daniel helps comfort Kevin and give him hope that Jana will be okay. Kevin wonders where Amber is and is shocked when Daniel tells him that Amber never came home last night. Meanwhile, Chloe assures Amber that Daniel will come around where Eric is concerned but Amber isn’t sure that there is enough time for that because Eric’s safety is her main concern. Later, the doctor presents Kevin with all his options and he is forced to make a difficult medical decision to save Jana’s life as his friend and family stand beside him to support him.

Nick, Phyllis and Summer all bond as they playfully prepare for an indoor family picnic. Meanwhile, Victor is stunned when Chance informs him that they are releasing him. Chance tells him that they have new information that contradicts his confession and thus are releasing him but Chance refuses to elaborate. Later, as Nick, Phyllis and Summer are enjoying their picnic; Nick gets news that Victor was released and heads to the station to pick him up. Daniel talks to Chloe about Amber and Eric and Chloe tells him that having a child is bond like nothing else you can imagine and it is something you can’t fight against. Chloe tells him that he can’t expect Amber to walk away from Eric when he needs her. Meanwhile, as Amber is trying to support Kevin as he waits for news on Jana’s surgery they discuss the situation with Eric and Kevin encourages Amber to take Eric and leave Genoa City if it is the only way to keep him safe from Daisy and Ryder. Kevin assures Amber that Daniel loves her and will understand. Later, Kevin gets the news that Jana made it through surgery and he is relieved. He pushes Amber to go talk to Daniel about leaving Genoa City with her and everyone reacts to the news. Moments later, Tawny calls Amber to tell her that she is coming to G.C. to take Eric back and Amber tells them all that she won’t let that happen because she is leaving town tonight. Jack goes to Paul and tells him that the woman he married is Patty. Meanwhile, Patty talks to the cat as she bleaches her hair back to blonde and prepares to set her new plan into motion. Later, Jack tells Paul about Emily’s cat allergy and his test with Patty and the cat, as Paul is on the phone with the mental hospital to try and get in to see Emily, Heather arrives with the DNA results that prove Emily was telling the truth. At the mental hospital, Patty shows up and attacks Emily with a syringe. Chance plays Nick and Victor a recording of Adam naming Nick as his attacker the night of his murder and Victor immediately advises Nick not to say another word. Later, Victor calls Phyllis and tells her that Nick is being charged with Adam’s murder. Patty pushes Emily into a drawer in the morgue with a “Jane Doe” toe tag before running off. Later, Paul and Heather go to the Abbotts to look for Patty and find the shredded portrait of Emily with a note from Patty saying that she is leaving town. Meanwhile, Jack arrives at the hospital and finds Patty, who he thinks is Emily and he embraces her, telling her that it is all over now, while the real Emily lies unconscious in the morgue. Just as Amber and Daniel are finally connecting again and he agrees to help her raise Eric she tells him that they need to leave G.C. tonight because Tawny is coming to take Eric back and Amber won’t allow that to happen.

Victoria stops by to pick up Reed for her visitation and she and J.T. get into it about the fact that he is trying to take her son from her and her family. Later, Victoria is heartbroken when Victor calls to tell her that he has been released and Nick has been rearrested. As Chance reads Nick his rights, Nick asks Phyllis to tell him that she believes he didn’t kill Adam. Adam narrates as he watches Sharon as she learns that Nick has been arrested and she rushes off to help him. Adam says that things would have been different for everyone if Sharon had chosen to come with him the night of the ball. Later, Phyllis assures Nick that she believes he would never kill anyone and she is certain Adam set Nick up.

Kevin, Chloe and Gloria are all optimistic as the doctor checks on a conscious Jana. Meanwhile, Daniel tells Amber that he can’t leave Genoa City and Amber realizes that their marriage is over. As Daniel and Amber are trying to work things out, Kay and Murphy arrive with Eric and break the moment. Daniel goes to check on Jana giving Kay and moment alone with Amber, who tells her that she is leaving town with Eric tonight and Daniel isn’t going with them. Later, Amber comes in to say goodbye to Jana and Kevin realizes that Daniel has decided not to go to California with her. Alone, Kevin tells Amber that Daniel is a fool and they say their goodbyes. Amber is an emotional mess as she says goodbye to Jana who is barely awake. Nick’s family rallies together at the police station, determined to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, J.T. picks Reed up at the station, furious that Victoria brought him there. Later, everyone realizes that they need to find Adam’s real killer in order to free Nick. Alone, Nick asks Phyllis to move into the main house until Ryder and Daisy are caught. Phyllis isn’t thrilled about the idea of living with Nick’s parents or Sharon and Faith but she agrees for Nick. Outside, Victoria is incensed when she learns that J.T’s attorney called him to come pick up Reed from the station. Kevin confronts Daniel about his decision and Kevin tells him that he would do whatever it takes to be with Jana. Daniel realizes that his marriage to Amber isn’t as strong as what Kevin and Jana have. Kevin reminds Daniel that Amber isn’t just leaving Daniel, if Daniel chooses to stay Daniel is also leaving Amber. Meanwhile, Amber tells Eric that they are leaving town. While Murphy takes Eric home to pack, Amber has to say goodbye to Chloe and Kay.

Adam watches laughing, as Nick says goodbye to Victor, Sharon and Phyllis and Victor promises not to let Adam get away with setting Nick up. Meanwhile, Victoria and J.T. get into a confrontation about Victoria bringing Reed to the police station. Kevin is ecstatic when Jana wakes up and asks for some water. However, his happiness is short lived when he realizes that Jana doesn’t recognize him. Meanwhile, Amber calls the “Stryker Show” to say goodbye to Daniel. She tells Stryker that she loves “Herve” but she has to let him go. Moments later, Daniel hearing her call, calls into the show to tell her that he will survive without his wife but he will miss his best friend. He arrives back at the apartment and the two collide in a passionate kiss before a final goodbye as Amber slips out of the apartment with her bags. Sharon and Phyllis wonder if Adam’s ultimate plan was to die just to make sure that Nick went to prison for his murder. Nick is locked up as Adam says that he will get away with the perfect crime and the perfect revenge.

General Hospital

GH’s Michael Easton and Finola Hughes Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

It was an emotional week of episodes on General Hospital as the double-wedding of Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes), and Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) took a double nose-dive.

Each installment left us wondering if either couple would actually get hitched, but when Finn and Anna were the first to combust and not Peter and Maxie, it set the stage for two beloved soap veterans to once again, remind us all, why they are always at the top of the game when required to play high drama that tugs at the heartstrings.

In story, Finn is gut-punched, (and no one can play that better than Michael Easton), when Anna reveals that she knew that Peter was not her biological son and had done all the horrific deeds he has been hiding, in an effort to stop Maxie from marrying Peter.  When Finn realizes Anna confided in Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and they were working together to bring Peter down it was too much for him to take.

Finn walks out on their wedding.  Alone and with tears welling up in his eyes, Finn feels his chance at love is dashed again.  Add to the fact, he has DNA results to prove if he is Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father and not his brother, or not, and the guy has been through the wringer of late.

As for Anna, she has literally imploded her own life, while trying to save others, after realizing the error of her ways; constantly putting her faith in Peter.  When she comes to visit Finn, she knows no matter what she says to Finn it looks bad.  She sees how she has hurt him, and hopes they can still repair their now fractured relationship, but she has to stop Peter and help her God-daughter, Maxie from making the biggest mistake of her life, so she leaves him to go back to the scene of the double-wedding.

Later in the week, Anna shares a heartfelt scene with her ex Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), whom she knows she can have an honest conversation knowing her life of espionage and their shared history.  Meanwhile, Jackie (Kim Delaney) and Finn’s pull is there as well, as it appears Jackie’s attraction to Finn still remains all these years later when he visits her shortly after being blindsided by Anna at the nuptials.

Throughout the week, Easton and Hughes played all the nuances of their character’s emotional life, as the audience witnessed which just might be the end of the line for Finn and Anna.

For all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV names Michael and Finola’s work, The Power Performances of the Week.

So, let us know, what did you think of what happened to Finn and Anna? The double-wedding fiasco? Did you enjoy Michael and Finola’s scenes? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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THE BACHELOR: Matt Picks His Final Four for ‘Hometowns’ Which Includes Now Controversial Contestant Rachael Kirkconnell

Monday night’s airing of ABC’s The Bachelor was its first since last week’s controversial behind-the-scenes shake-up and attention-grabbing headlines.

Since the season of the reality-dating competition had been previously filmed, it did not change any of the proceedings of what viewers actually saw on-air.

And it was a pivotal episode, where ‘Bachelor’ Matt James had to whittle down the contestants to his final four in preparation to meet their families in the ‘hometowns’ next week.  So, just who did Matt choose to still be the running for the final rose?

 

Here’s what went down: first was the business of Heather Martin, bestie of ex-‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown, and a previous contestant from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, crashing the series to meet Matt.  When she finally makes her destination, the other women’s claws come out (and we though we got rid of the ‘mean girls” last week!).  After Heather busts up a conversation between Matt and Pieper, she tell him she wants to get to know him.  Matt at first appears conflicted whether to throw her into the jungle of the contestants, but ultimately sends her back home as she drives out in her own car, in tears, of course, over not getting a chance at love with Matt.  When Matt tells the other women that he sent Heather home, they were not only relieved, but professed how much it turned them on.

In the rose ceremony that followed, Matt also sent home Serena C. and Chelsea.  Leaving the remaining women up in arms on who would get the two one-on-one dates, and who would be put in the group date.  Abigail, who never got a one-on-one and who received the first impression rose was shown to the door by Matt, when she confessed her frustration and how much she was falling for him. He admitted that he did not feel the same and felt stronger connections with the other women.

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However, Matt did go on a one-on-one with Jessenia where they go on a “dangerous” obstacle course in a race car, complete with swirling and twirling driving skills to get their heart rates up, which Matt loved as he admitted he is “adrenaline junkie”as was Jessenia as it turns out.  However, on their dinner date afterwards, while dangling a rose in front of her face, he also sends Jessenia packing!

Feisty Kit decided she needs to speak privately to Matt, and tells him she isn’t there yet relationship-wise, and does not think its fair to him to still consider her for the hometowns or the final rose.  Kit said: “It’s a rest-of-your-life sort of situation. And you deserve somebody who is 100 percent sure about you getting down on one knee tomorrow and that’s not me.”  Next thing you know, Kit is eliminated by her own valiation.

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The controversial Rachel Kirkconnell, who last week had a social media frenzy surround her when a video came to light that claimed Kirkconnell had “liked” posts with the Confederate flag on it and shared QAnon conspiracy theories, as well as a photo that surfaced on Redditt of Kirkconnell in 2018 attending an “Old South” plantation-themed college party, received another one-on-one with Matt on last night’s episode.

Amid the controversy, Rachael then posted her response on her Instagram which included: “At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them. I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”

During their date it seemed like Rachael is a clear frontrunner making this situation all the more awkward, especially after seeing the promo for the ‘hometowns ‘that followed the episode, which featured her parents questioning Rachael hard about Matt.  With Rachael getting a rose, so too did Serena, who hated their yoga date, and seemed a bit standoffish, but Matt gave her a rose anyway.

In the final rose ceremony of the episode, Bri and Michelle got the last two roses, while Pieper was out of the competition.

So, who do you think will get a proposal from Matt …Bri, Michelle, Rachael or Serena? Comment below.  But first check. out the promo for next week’s ‘hometown’ episode.

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