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Y&R Recap – Nov 29 – Dec 3rd

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In New Orleans, Nick and Michael search for Sharon by showing her photograph to innkeepers, bartenders, anyone on the street who may have seen her. They show Adam’s photo to a police officer and inform him that Adam is a suspect in a murder case. They enter Cornstalk and discover Sharon is staying there. Sharon wanders the streets of New Orleans not knowing Adam is quietly following her. She gets a psychic reading then follows a funeral procession to a cemetery, where she comes face to face with Adam. Phyllis calls Jack to inform him the article on Adam is approved and she is flying to New Orleans, so Jack offers to baby-sit her kids. Diane enters and demands to know why Jack was a no-show on Thanksgiving. Jack explains the hedge fund situation as well as being stuck at the police station. Diane angrily questions his parenting when Phyllis enters to hand Jack her kids’ things. Phyllis instructs Jack not to tell Nick where she is going, which Jack in turn, also instructs Diane. Diane apologizes to Jack and decides to go shopping so they can dine with Kyle as a family. Jack, hoping to have a dinner with his son, becomes frustrated with Diane.

Nikki attempts to apologize to Victor for her behavior but Victor is upset with her drinking, and the lack of faith she showed in their relationship. Nikki counters that she was sure Victor was married to Meggie. Victor reminds Nikki she slept with Deacon at the first sign of trouble. On the phone, he instructs the caller to gas up the get. Victor packs a suitcase and informs Nikki he will spend the holidays on a business trip. Nikki kisses his cheek and reminds him she will always love him, but he informs her that she has one month to move out. On the jet, Victor offers a drink to Skye, who is sitting across from him. At a coffee shop Nikki spots Deacon and they discuss his release from rehab. Deacon reveals to Nikki he hasn’t stopped thinking about her. In New Orleans, Phyllis shows a driver a photo of Adam but the driver has not seen him. She shows the driver a photo of Nick and he informs her that he has seen him. Phyllis instructs the driver to call her and only her if he sees Adam.

­Sharon stares at Adam, who grabs her and passionately kisses her. After a moment Sharon pulls away and insists she’s trying to figure out what to do. Adam reveals that he loves her. They leave the cemetery, take a walk, and dine together. Afterwards they make love. Nick continues searching for Sharon. Jack baby-sits Summer and Faith, and they have dinner with Kyle and Diane. After the girls have gone to bed, Kyle goes into the media room, and Jack confesses to Diane that he is worried about Skye. He believes Victor is responsible. Diane offers to stay to help with the girls in the morning, but Jack insists he’ll be fine. On the jet, Skye admits she was duped by Victor and Jack’s partnership. Victor insists Skye will get used to “being dead” again, and offers to help her if she needs it. Skye remembers that she once listened to Victor when he offered her help, just after her fund crashed and she’d found Adam’s empty drawers. Skye realizes she will have to live by Victor’s rules, but Victor reminds her she will be well cared for as long as she stays “dead.” He informs Skye the jet will make multiple stops in order to make it difficult for anyone to ever track her. The jet lands and Victor informs Skye there will be an artist waiting for her to transform her look, and that this will be the last time she will ever see anyone she knows. Michael spots Phyllis at the hotel and she immediately pleads with him not to inform Nick. Phyllis reveals that she wants to follow the story and suggests Sharon and Adam may be having an affair. Michael disagrees and asks if this is about exploiting Nick’s love life. Phyllis swears it is about Adam. Nick enters the hotel, furious to see Phyllis there. Nick accuses Phyllis of being a bad parent for leaving their kids to follow a story, and accuses her of just wanting to see Sharon get hurt. Michael calls a cab for Phyllis and begs her to go home to their girls. Phyllis relents and heads home. Just then a police officer enters and informs Nick and Michael that Adam used an ATM just up the street from the Cornstalk. ­After hanging up on a call with Michael, it’s revealed that Phyllis is in New Orleans. Michael and Nick search Sharon’s hotel room for clues. In bed, Adam kisses Sharon and they make love. Nick is furious with Michael for suggesting Sharon may have met up with Adam for a romantic getaway.  Adam takes Sharon to the footbridge in the park. Adam pours his heart out to Sharon. Sharon has a flashback to moment with her and Nick and informs Adam she can’t be with him. When Sharon kisses Adam on the cheek to say goodbye, Nick and Michael appear. Sharon learns the US Marshall’s are on their way to arrest Adam for Skye’s murder. Sharon denies coming to meet up with Adam and says it’s a coincidence. When Nick reveals they’re over, Phyllis comes out of hiding. Phyllis informs him that Sharon couldn’t let go of Adam. Deacon begins to reveal his feelings for Nikki, but she informs him she needs time to figure things out. Kay informs Deacon she thinks he’s despicable for using Nikki. Later, Jack informs Nikki that Sharon is missing. Jill finds Lauren working in the store and is surprised to learn that her vacation was cancelled. Jill is upset that Lauren blew her off over Thanksgiving. Lauren accuses Jill of trying to take over the company. Lauren visits Daisy in jail and accuses her of having a sick plan. She informs Daisy that she will do whatever she can to keep her in jail. Phyllis calls Billy and informs inform that Adam has been apprehended. When Phyllis arrives at the magazine to give Billy the story, she catches Billy and Victoria making out. Phyllis leaves to write the story and Victoria enters in her lingerie. Noah learns that Adam followed Sharon to New Orleans and they are both being held for questioning. At the station, Sharon realizes that she is being considered an accomplice. Adam declines a lawyer because he doesn’t think he did anything wrong. Nick vents to Jack about after their long search for Sharon they found her hanging out with Adam. Jack warns Nick about trying to save Sharon from Adam. Abby arrives at the police station because she didn’t want Noah to be alone. Ronan questions Adam about his turbulent relationship with Skye. Abby tries to distract Noah from the thoughts of his mother being in jail. Sharon is shaken when she hears the threats Adam made to Skye. Michael suggests that Adam didn’t go to New Orleans for Sharon, but to escape the law. Ronan lets Sharon go, but insists she stay in town. Abby asks Noah why he thinks Sharon didn’t run from Adam. They joke about being the only normal ones in their families. Adam pleads with Sharon to believe his innocence. ­Michael and Lauren wait for the hearing to being on Phyllis’ petition to take in Daisy. The judge immediately denies Phyllis’ petition and forcing Daisy to stay in jail. Kevin hopes Daisy staying in jail will convince her to let him adopt her baby. Daniel warns Kevin to stay out of the situation with Daisy. Daniel confronts Phyllis about Daisy and demands she stop trying to help. Leslie informs Lauren and Michael that Daisy was taken to the hospital. Leslie insists that if Lauren visits Daisy again, they will take legal action. Daisy borrows Leslie’s phone and asks Daniel to come to the hospital because something is wrong with the baby. Phyllis learns due to Daisy’s hospitalization they may have a second shot with the judge. They learn Daisy has placenta previa and will need a blood transfusion. Due to Daisy’s bed rest, the judge releases Daisy into Phyllis’ care. Lauren warns Phyllis that Daisy will cause destruction in her life. Hogan shows up at Gloworm threatening Kevin and Chloe. Kevin gives him the money out of the register to shut him up. Hogan offers him a job, but he declines. When Kevin learns how expensive the adoption will be he re-considers Hogan’s offer.

Jack confronts Adam about Skye’s murder. Adam insists Skye is faking her death. Nick pushes Sharon to open up to him and she blurts out she slept with Adam. She assures Nick she wants a life with him, Noah, and Faith. Adam asks Heather for her help, but she declines stating that she now works for Michael. Ronan informs Adam he received evidence from his computer of how to dispose of a body. Adam insists its part of the set up. Later, while Ronan is talking to Heather, he collapses. Sharon arrives at the interrogation room confessing to Adam she believes his innocence.

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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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