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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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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

This week on General Hospital the truth came out on all fronts; as Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) put two and two together and realized Ned (Wally Kurth) cheated on her with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).  Meanwhile, Alexis figured out Tracy (Jane Elliot) framed her to make it look like she passed out drunk behind the wheel.

Throughout, there were great performances from Wally Kurth, Jane Elliot and Nancy Lee Grahn, but it was soap vet, Lisa LoCicero, who for us was given the material and stole the show with her heartbreaking performances as a woman scorned.

LoCicero plays Olivia Falconeri from Bensonhurst, so believably, that viewers understand her every woman, who married into the well-to-do Quatermaines, and who has a much higher moral and ethical standard then the Q’s.

In key scenes at the Quartermaine mansion, Olivia confronts Ned about the night he never came home, and she wants the truth.  She also rightly accuses Tracy on being part of the cover-up.  A caught Ned confesses.  He tells Olivia he was in a terrible place, and jumped to the wrong conclusion about her and Robert (Tristan Rogers), and began drinking, which Sam (Kelly Monaco) overhears and can’t believe he was drinking with an alcoholic. Olivia says that Ned is incapable of being trustworthy after spending his entire life amongst a house full of liars and cheats.  Meanwhile, Alexis shows up in the middle of all this to confront Tracy on her machinations setting the stage for a showdown between Olivia and Alexis.

When Alexis and Olivia talk in private, the former legal eagle apologizes to her friend for sleeping with her husband; saying they both knew it was wrong right after it happened, but Olivia quickly points out that they didn’t seem to stop themselves or think it was wrong, while he was unbuttoning his pants or she was taking off her blouse!

Olivia stands her ground through her devastation and is appalled that Alexis calls her a “friend” and how she is only showing remorse because she has been caught!

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When Ned tries to talk to Olivia and professes how much he loves her and how sorry he is for having sex in a drunken stupor with Alexis, Olivia is gut-punched.  Ned continually says he thought Olivia and Robert hooked-up thanks to Brook Lynn deleting messages meant for Ned.  The fact that he would assume the worst of her, only made things worse for Ned, and then to go as far as having revenge sex with Alexis, made Olivia feel her husband had sunk to new lows.

It is then Olivia has a moment of reckoning; wondering what is her role in the Quartermaine family anyway, and how she doesn’t really fit in.  Ned promises to wait for her and begs her not to give up on them.  When he leaves, Liv breaks down … her marriage in pieces and betrayed by all those she thought she could trust.

Each of the aforementioned moments were played to perfection by LoCicero, leaving the audience wondering just what will Olivia do next and how will she bounce back from this betrayal.  That is why Michael Fairman TV names Lisa our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.  And, if it’s one thing we know about Olivia, she is a scrappy fighter, a survivor, and in the capable hands of this actress, we will be rooting for her all along the way.

So, what did you think of the performance of Lisa LoCicero?  Do you hope Olivia and Ned work things out and they stay together, or do you want to see if she and Robert Scorpio might have a new romance? Comment below.

 

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THE BACHELOR Season Premiere: Is Matt James Destined to be the Best in Franchise History? The First Impression Rose Is Given Out

On Monday’s premiere episode of the highly-anticipated seasons of The Bachelor, viewers finally saw groundbreaking lead ‘Bachelor’ Matt James in action.

James, became the first black ‘Bachelor’ in the reality-dating competition 25-year history.

It kicks-off for viewers getting an introduction into Matt’s upbringing: He’s biracial and was raised by a single mother in North Carolina. He played college football at Wake Forest University, lives in New York City and works in real estate, and volunteers a lot of his time with under-privileged children.

As pressure began to mount (right before the ladies drove up in their limos to meet Matt), he asked to talk to host, Chris Harrison, because some things were weighing heavily on him including: not wanting to let people down, knowing this was a moment in TV history.  Matt expressed to Chris: “I don’t want to piss off black people, I don’t want to piss off white people,” trying to figure how to navigate the season.

Throughout the episode, Matt’s nerves, honesty, and a request of himself and to the women, to be open through this journey, seem to serve him well, which left viewers with a solid first impression of him during the premiere.  He also led the women in a prayer before the first cocktail party kicked-off!

Speaking of the women, there are 32 this season that are vying for the final rose – the largest contingent ever.  Everyone was said to have quarantined for weeks and took four COVID-19 tests with hopes of getting to get up close and personal with Matt.  The entire season moved to a an expansive mansion and set-up in Pennsylvania, not Hollywood.

While there were so many cringe-worthy moments of the women trying to impress Matt when they first meet him … let’s not forget Katie with the vibrator dubbed “MJ”, or  Victoria who walks around calling herself “The Queen” and being the most annoying… we could already sense some possible connections with the others.

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Making ‘Bachelor’ history also was contestant, Abigail Heringer.  She is the first deaf contestant to ever appear on the franchise.   Matt was very taken with Abigail in the season premiere with her beauty and her honesty.  Right off the bat, she admitted to him that she was deaf.  Later, during the cocktail party and some one-on-one time, she also revealed that her older sister is deaf as well. Both were born with congenital hearing loss, and both underwent cochlear implantation surgery

Matt then shares his first real on-screen kiss with Abigail, and next went searching for the first impression rose, while all the other gals got jealous.  He gave the rose to Abigail.   Next, it was time for the first rose ceremony and we can’t understand (well, we can .. they need someone to stir the pot) why “The Queen” Victoria received a rose and is still in the running, but that’s another story.  Some potential picks such as Bri, Mari, Chelsea and Kristin could be in it for the long-haul, but we shall see.

The episode concluded with another promo of all the tears and drama from the gals and Matt as this season continues next Monday night.

So, what was your first impression of Matt as The Bachelor? Abigail as the women who received the first impression rose? Who do you think will win Matt’s heart in the end? Any early predictions? Comment below.

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THE BACHELORETTE Season Finale: Zac Puts A Ring On It As Tayshia Gets Her Man

The pandemic version of the hit reality-dating series franchise, The Bachelorette, had a few major twists.  First, that in the middle of the season the lead ‘Bachelorette’ had to be switched out, when Clare Crawley found love early with Dale Moss and exited the show.

Enter Tayshia Adams, who then started her own journey with the men who were still part of Clare’s season and a few others brought in to add to the mix.

The entire production had to be quarantined and shot in one location in Palm Springs, California.  Even the hometown dates were in Palm Springs as family members from the men still in the competition were brought there.  So with limited locales, the season was not always big and splashy, but in the end, and on the second night of the two-night season finale, you could not have asked for a sweeter ending and proposal between Zac Clark and Tayshia.

So how did Tayshia and Zac end up together?  Here’s a brief rundown from last night’s two-hour season finale:

With Ben back in the mix and asking for a second chance, (after he could not tell Tayshia the last time that he loved her, he did so now), she invites him to the rose ceremony, where Ivan and Zac, who were the two last men standing, were in for a shock.

At the ceremony, Tayshia asks to talk to Ivan privately. She takes him aside and tells him she has concerns over religion from their overnight date, so much so that she does not think they can go any further and she sends him home.  That means, Tayshia gives her two roses to her finalists: Zac and Ben,

On her last date with Zac prior to the final rose ceremony, Tayshia is not herself when the couple go to a dance class together.  Her anxiety is getting the best of her and it was hard to tell if she was just not feeling Zac anymore, as she is now for Ben, or if she is just getting jitters over the whole process. Later, away from the dancing, Zac and Tayshia have a heart-to-heart, where she is worried what happens if something changes between them, (since she was previously divorced, as was he) and that he does not want her anymore?  Zac said calmly, “No matter what, I’m not going anywhere.”  That helped put Tayshia’s mind at ease, somewhat!

Next, she has made a decision to tell Ben, it’s over between them.  She sits him down and tells him she has stronger feelings for Zac.  Ben shares, “I was excited to be back, I was really hopeful that we would be together.  When you love somebody, you want them to be happy.”  So with that, he realizes it’s time to pack it up, sharing with the cameras that he believed their lives would have been so good together.

Zac is choosing an emerald diamond to give Tayshia from Neil Lane (of course, at this juncture, he has no idea that Ben has been sent home).  Then, we see both Zac and Tayshia getting ready for the big proposal day.  Will she accept Zac’s proposal … doubts swirling through her head and all?

As the final rose ceremony began, Zac delivered a heart-tugging speech which included: “The first conversation we ever had by our fountain, we talked about how everything happens for a reason. I came here because I was supposed to meet you, I came here because I was supposed to fall in love with you. Nothing has ever felt so right in my entire life. I love you, Tayshia. We spoke of the importance of loyalty, and I will always be loyal to you.”

Tayshia finally and fully let her guard down and shared to Zac; “I know that I told you that I love you, but it’s more than that. It’s this wild, wild love that I’ve tried to come up with so many reasons to not believe, and you have truly made me believe that there doesn’t have to be flaws, and that I deserve love with a man who won’t run away. I love you, Zac Clark.”

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As Tayshia is sobbing as Zac gets down on one knee, she says “Yes” to his proposal, and to make it official she gives Zac the final rose which he accepts. Next, they ride off into the sunset in a symbolic cardboard taxi to New York City where Zac lives.

On Wednesday, Tayshia and Zac made their first TV appearance together since their engagement four months ago.  They told Good Morning America that they were looking forward to dating and taking it one step at a time, and that Tayshia will be bi-coastal for now, but spending time on the east coast with Zac over the holidays.

So, happy that Tayshia chose Zac? Share you thoughts on this unpredictable season and last night’s episode via the comment section below.

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