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Y&R Recap – May 30 – June 3rd

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Everyone gathers for a farewell barbeque in honor of Chance. Nina apologizes to Chance for being so difficult these past few days. Sharon joins Sam and Piper at the San Pueblo fair and notices Adam across the way.  Heather announces to Paul that she will be heading to New York to help Michael coordinate things for Newman Enterprises. Nina and Philip are happy to be at the barbeque to support Chance together. Paul and Heather arrive and Nina reminds Heather that she is unwelcome. Chance takes Heather inside to try to get some closure. Adam and Nick meet with Bob from the New Mexico forensic office, and Diane shows up. Nick begins to investigate the crash. Adam can’t stomach the crash site and decides to go check out the festival until Nick is finished, rejecting Diane’s offer to tag along. Kay bids Chance farewell. He changes into his Army Combat Uniform, and emotions roar as Murphy raises both the Blue Star and American flags.

­On the plane home, Diane begins to reminisce about how she and Nick were friends. Nick states that she proved her motives were always about money when she married Victor. They begin to bicker but turbulence catches both of them off guard, and she instinctually grabs Nick’s arm. Once on the ground she returns to her suite and Nick pays her a surprising visit.

Sharon edges towards Adam but Bob approaches him. She overhears Bob inform Adam they can rule Sharon’s cause of death as an accident. Bob leaves, giving Sharon a perfect opportunity to move in but she is stopped once again. Colin informs Caleb that Lily finally turned herself into the hospital and the twins are with Neil. Caleb relays the new info to Genevieve, frustrated that this wasn’t in their plans. Lily confesses to Neil how terrified she is of the tricks her mind is playing on her. Colin and Jill arrive to show their support. Lily privately embraces and thanks Colin. Adam is stopped by the same male carjacker who robbed Sharon, and he explains that his wife has been missing since that night. As Adam arrives back at the suite, he is met with a big surprise. Caleb insists that he and Genevieve need to accelerate their plan.   ­Chloe is adamant about continuing her custody battle against Billy despite Kevin’s lack of support. She meets with Landon Young, an attorney who is assigned to her case. As Nikki takes a seat at the bar, Victor approaches and explains he wants to make it very clear that Abby was not driving the evening Tucker was hit. Nikki doesn’t understand why Victor insists on defending Abby. The bartender interrupts their escalating argument with a special delivery. Nikki states that she didn’t expect Victor to remember her birthday and hotly exits. Billy and Rafe return from their talk with the judge. Billy explains to Victoria he made it clear that Phyllis wrote the blog and that she was immediately fired. Kevin arrives to visit Lucy. Billy gets an alert on his cell and he discovers that Phyllis has hacked into the blog and written yet another post.  Nikki’s liquid courage gets the best of her as she enters an AA meeting and begins belligerently belittling Deacon. Deacon pays an important visit to Victor, and Victor decides to lend a helping hand. Victoria confronts Phyllis about her blog post on Restless Style. Chloe overhears the two women arguing and stands up for Phyllis, which enrages Victoria even more. Daisy reads a print out of Phyllis latest online post on a bus.

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­Ashley sadly collects her belongings as Kay and Paul enter, unaware of her presence. She overhears Kay and Paul discussing their search for Tucker’s long lost son. She shows herself and reveals Tucker never mentioned he had a child. Victor encourages Nikki to join him at Billy and Victoria’s house for the birthday lunch they have prepared. Victoria informs Billy and Nick that because Phyllis broke the gag order yet again, Rafe has advised Daniel and Lucy not to move in above the garage. Nikki arrives with Victor and everyone learns that Nikki is checking into rehab again. Cane is becoming impatient with Genevieve’s plan. Genevieve insists they must wait for Colin to try to flee for Australia with the twins. Cane worries that leaving the twins, Lily, and Jill exposed to Colin is only endangering them more. After a day with Jill and the twins, Colin takes steps to move his own plan along. Devon visits Lily at the mental institution. He exits as Colin arrives, and Colin updates Lily on the twins. Lily mentions she hopes the twins can one day visit Australia. Ashley sneaks into Tucker’s room to be by his side when suddenly Tucker’s monitors begin to go haywire. ­Abby and Deacon discuss her attending an AA meeting, and Jack and Michael arrive. Jack receives a call from a distressed Ashley, who was escorted by hospital security for violating her restraining order. Kay expresses to Victoria her untrusting feelings toward Ashley, and offers her the helm at Jabot. Victoria discusses the offer with Billy and Nick. Michael and Jack find Ashley in Tucker’s hospital room. Spencer enters and takes Ashley into custody. Phyllis makes a plea for Michael’s help with Lucy’s custody case. The doctor informs Kay and Abby that Tucker is stable. When the doctor exits, Abby and Kay have a discussion about who is to blame for Tucker’s accident, leaving Abby feeling even more guilt-ridden. Victor and Nikki arrive at the rehab facility together. Before he leaves the facility, Victor gives her a beautiful bracelet.­ Billy and Victoria are ecstatic when the judge grants full custody of Lucy to Daniel. Phyllis feels helpless. Little do they know, someone has arrived to claim Lucy.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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Y&R’s Sharon Case Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

Standalone, dream or nightmare-centric episodes on your favorite soaps, require the audience to go along for the ride and also require the actor who is featured in it to make the material work – no matter if some of it may come off as cheesy, or may be over-dramatic, or seemingly out there.

On Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, longtime vet, Sharon Case (Sharon) was front and center in an episode that had her in almost every single scene, and performing via clever ways the writing team told the story of a woman preparing for her first round of chemo in her battle with breast cancer.  Throughout the show, Y&R made sure that many key beats of the feelings anyone about to go under this treatment, or anyone about to embark on major surgery, or a potential life-changing moments would feel.   In moment after moment, Sharon Case gave one of the finest performances of her storied Y&R career.

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It begins with her beau, Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) trying to be there for her as Sharon kind of skirts the emotional toll of what tomorrow will bring for her, and how she is dreading the entire experience.  When Rey prompts her to talk about what’s in her heart. Sharon’s afraid if she opens up, she’ll scream and won’t be able to stop.  She admits she is terrified but won’t let herself go there.   Not wanting him to touch her or she will break down, Sharon decides to sleep upstairs, while Rey sleeps on the couch.

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And that is where the dream begins, as a restless Sharon sees her dead daughter, Cassie, (Camryn Grimes reprises her role) who tells her: “I need you to come with me.”  When she won’t Cassie;s outreached hand, which Sharon believes will lead her to heaven, she runs downstairs to find Rey, but he is gone.  Since this is her dream, she next winds up at Crimson Lights where she learns Rey dumped her and left town for Miami, while Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) scoffs that no one would want to be with her like this!  Next, Nick appears and takes Phylllis out on a date, leaving Sharon upset.

Switch to next scenario: and as Sharon sees doctors beginning surgery on her, and she finds herself in the set of GC Buzz, as her other daughter, Mariah hosts an episode about how Sharon changed after her surgery!  Nick,Phyllis and Rey are it, spouting how negative Sharon was, and how she changed.  Then, Sharon becomes hysterical as she sees herself flatline. She screams at the doctors to not just leave her there … alone!

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Next, Sharon shows up at the Grand Phoenix, as none other than Phyllis escorts her to radiation therapy. Mariah (Camryn Grimes). who shows up with a cane for her, brings her a mirror, and as Sharon holds it up, she sees she is wearing a headscarf as she must have lost all of her hair in the chemo.  Faith (Alyia Alyn Lind) runs on to the scene, and Cassie reappears and tells Sharon: “Mom, it’s time. It’s time to go home. Please don’t be afraid.”

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Finally, Sharon is in the present and sees that Mariah and Rey are downstairs and she promises to not shut them out.  She tells them about her dream with Cassie and how the cancer has made her feel isolated.   Sharon comes to the conclusion. and promises. she will let the people she loves know that she needs them.  When she reveals she’s hungry, food is whipped up, as Nick and Faith come by to join them.

In the final moments, (grab your hankies), Sharon had a request that her daughters sleep next to her for the night.  We see Faith, and Mariah on each side of Sharon as Cassie watches upon them.

Kudos to Sharon Case for playing the vulnerability of a woman about to undergo chemo, the nuances of every scene she was called on to portray within the dream sequences, and for delivering it in such a way that was respectful, enlightening, and powerful for anyone undergoing something as difficult as this in their own lives.  For all of these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Sharon Case, this week’s “Power Performance of the Week”.

What did you think of Sharon’s performance? The dream episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THE BACHELOR: A Telenovela & Four Contestants Sent Packing

It seems like Peter Weber, our “Bachelor”, finally got a clue, and wasn’t going to continue to be wishy-washy…. or will he fall back into his old ways? Wednesday night brought “Bachelor Nation”, yet another two-hour episode of The Bachelor, following its usual Monday installment.

Picking up in Chile, Victoria P. dug her own grave and was sent to home, after lying about knowing Alayah prior to being on the reality-competition series.  When she goes to talk with Peter about trying to get back on track with him, he lowers the boom on her and says: “I don’t know if I see you as my wife.”  Victoria P. loses it and wants to get in a limo and drive away ASAP.  Once in the car, she looks straight in the camera with tears and mascara dripping down her face.

For Telenovela and soap fans, the episode came with the gals and Peter performing a script to a soap opera, Latin America-style.  Mykenna got the role of the maid, the one who was constantly ignored, but longed for her man. Mykenna said she can play the part, because that is how it feels right now with Peter.  He doesn’t really see her, or spend much time with her versus the other women in the competition.

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Later, when alone with the other women in the competition, after previously saying she was ready to walk from the show, Mykenna now said she is having the time of her life. Cue Tammy who stirs up trouble for everyone, by calling people out on things they say or do; whether true or not true. This time Tammy and Mykenna get into a yelling match over Mykenna’s true intentions.  Peter, who is outside with Madison on a one-on-one dare, hears the screaming.  They exit to be alone.

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Next, in a twist, Peter invites Tammy and Mykena on a two-on-one date.  After hearing each of their sides of the story, Peter gives the boot to Tammy. Later, in the event that she was lying, he gave Mykenna the boot too!

There was one more contestant that needed to go, so Peter also did not give a rose to Sydney. Remember, she  told Peter how she was bullied and made fun of growing up while in High School, because of her mixed-race background.  This week, photos surfaced of her on social media showing that she was a beauty pageant winner, when she was in High School – thus trying to say she must have been very popular to be saying she was so isolated growing up.

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Victoria F. who also went on a one-on-one date with Peter for the second time, still seems confused if she wants to be there.  Peter says he genuinely has feelings for her, but she seems to be acting as if she is not sure. Peter wants to make sure she really wants to be here, when she says she doesn’t like the thought of him with the other women in the competition.  Remember, earlier this week, “Cosmo” revealed they took her and Peter off the digital cover of their magazine, because of former photos of her  modeling for “White Lives Matter”  Fuller said on her Instagram that “The company ‘We Love Marlins’ is in support of catching white, blue & black marlins and releasing them back into the wild,” which is what the “White Lives Matter” slogan meant to her and the company.

So are you glad that Tammy, Mykenna, Sydney and Victora P. all went home? Comment below.

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