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Y&R Recap – Oct 11 – Oct 15th

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Victor and Nikki inform Meggie that they plan to elope. Deacon catches Meggie spiking Nikki’s drink. Deacon calls Meggie out on her plan and wants in on it. Later, Deacon and Meggie plot to get between Nikki and Victor.  When Diane suggests that she and Kyle stay in the guesthouse, Phyllis nearly goes ballistic considering Diane’s history. Jack promises Phyllis that history won’t repeat itself.  Victor asks Victoria to help him find a way to make their family whole again. Victoria refuses to let Victor hurt her anymore. When Victor runs into Diane, he makes it clear that he and Nikki are getting married again. The doctor informs Kay and Billy that it looks like Murphy may never recover from the two heart attacks. Kay struggles with what to do with Murphy now that he is on life support. As Kay has seemingly made her decision to let Murphy go, he wakes up. Everyone is overjoyed by this turn of events they don’t see how scared Murphy is to see Meggie.

­Kay is relieved when Murphy suddenly wakes up, but her relief is short lived when Murphy can’t speak or move. The doctor arrives and examines Murphy, he informs Kay that Murphy is in a state of complete paralysis and will probably remain that way. John supports Kay as she tries to inform Murphy that she almost gave up on him. As Victor is visiting with Kay and Murphy, Murphy tries to signal frantically to Victor. Victor thinks that his presence is upsetting him, so he decides to leave.  Tucker informs Neil and Sofia that they are going ahead with the meeting without Kay. Sofia calls Neil out on his treatment of her. Neil apologizes to her realizing he was out of line. Later, Neil and Sofia work together to find a solution for their meeting.  Victoria becomes worried when Billy rushes off to the chapel to be alone. In the chapel, Billy is talking to John, revealing that he is being pushed to the edge, losing all the people he loves. Billy finally lets Victoria in about he’s feeling and she assures him that she isn’t going anywhere. At home, Billy promises Victoria that he is done running away and that is because of her. Victoria informs him that she is all in and fall together to make love. Nikki is about to order a drink she hears Diane’s voice behind her. Diane gives Nikki a hard time when she refuses to inform Nikki what she is doing in town. Diane brings out the claws on Nikki. When Diane leaves, Nikki orders a drink. Diane brings Kyle by to for a visit with Jack. Diane meets Tucker first the time. Meggie informs Victor about the missing alcohol. Victor starts to wonder if Nikki has been drinking. Nikki is stunned when Deacon sits next to at the bar and instead of stopping her from drinking, joins her.

­Nikki wakes up in Deacon’s hotel room with a serious hangover. Nikki lets her guard down with Deacon and slowly starts to trust him. Meggie informs Victor that Nikki goes to Gloworm to “visit friends”.  Deacon pushes Nikki to trust him by having her make a pact to get sober together and keep her secret. Victor asks Nikki if she has been drinking. Nikki assures Victor that she wasn’t drinking, but Victor decides to postpone the elopement.  Jeff is visited by Hogan, his boss in the gambling ring. Hogan threatens Jeff to get him his money. Meanwhile, Chloe is the third wheel on Alison and Kevin’s date. After Kevin’s phone keeps ringing, Chloe ends up reading a text from the gambling ring. They are in code so Chloe thinks they are from different women. She calls the number and Hogan answers.  Ashley arrives to see the Diane and Tucker together. Ashley decides to clue Tucker in on just how disruptive Diane has been to the lives of all the people in Genoa City. Later, Diane informs Kyle that they are staying in Genoa City.  Skye is furious when she tries to play nice with Adam and he rejects her. Jack shows Phyllis a device that will help tank the Newman Fund. Jack and Phyllis scheme to get into Adam’s room. Later, Skye catches Jack trying to break into their computer.  To stop Adam from seeing Jack, Phyllis kisses Adam passionately. When Adam and Phyllis enter the room, they find Jack and Skye in a compromising position. After Phyllis and Jack leave, Adam and Skye compare notes and wonder what Jack and Phyllis were up to. ­Jack and Victor have a covert meeting in order for Jack to pass on the information he gathered from Skye’s computer. Skye and Adam take a meeting with their investors. Jack backs them by writing them another check. This only makes Adam even more suspicious.  At Restless Style, Adam asks Phyllis if she is planning another article on him, but Phyllis doesn’t give anything away. Skye informs Jack that Adam doesn’t want her to take Jack’s money because he doesn’t trust him. Jack convinces her otherwise, but calls Victor to alert him that they may be running out of time. Victor arrives at the magazine to hear Adam threatening Phyllis. Tucker informs Phyllis he is considering offering Diane a job, which she thinks is a bad idea. Tucker runs into Victor and learns that Diane and Victor were once married. Tucker offers Diane a job and although she is intrigued she tries not to seem too interested. As she is leaving she runs into Victor and he offers her a job, as well.  J.T. taunts Mac and Reed with a surprise. J.T. surprises Reed with tickets to a Bucks game and Mac a new engagement ring.  Cane wants Lily to stay with Neil while he heads to Australia to deal with the men that are after him. Lily refuses split up their family. Cane runs into another cop who warns them about the storm. When Cane asks about the other cop, it becomes clear that the other cop was a fake. Lily sees someone outside the window and when Cane goes to check it out, he runs into Blake. Later, Blake warns Cane that if he turns him over to the police, he will alert the police Cane was once a part of the crew back in Australia.

­When J.T. can’t reach anyone at the cottage, he decides to drive to the cottage himself. Blake warns Cane that he will lose his family if the truth comes out about him, but he will keep Cane’s secret for five million dollars. When Cane unties Blake, he hits Cane over the head and leaving Cane unconscious on the floor. Lily hears an announcement that the storm has changed direction and has headed toward Genoa City. Cane finally stumbles back to the cottage and Lily sees that he is bleeding. On his way up to the cottage, J.T. gets into a car accident. As J.T. struggles to get out of his car he reaches down to open his door and gets electrocuted.  Tucker and Diane arrive back to Tucker’s apartment to finalize Diane’s contract. As they are going over the contracts, Diane flirts shamelessly with Tucker. Diane and Tucker are in the throws of passion when suddenly the window in Tucker’s apartment blows out due to the storm.  With the impending storm, everyone starts to converge on the Abbott mansion, including Abby, Daniel and Nick with Summer. As the power goes out at the Abbott mansion, everyone tries to make the best of it. Adam innocently bumps into Sharon and asks her to give him a ride to his meeting since this storm is getting bad. Nick learns from the barista at the coffeehouse that Sharon left awhile ago with Adam. Adam and Sharon end up at an old barn with Faith. Nick panics when he finds Sharon’s car overturned on the road. At the barn, Sharon leaves Faith to help Adam close the doors. When they get the doors closed, they realize the roof is about to collapse over Faith. Adam throws himself over her to protect her just as the debris comes down covering them.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

This entire week, Daytime Emmy winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) has been acting her heart out as viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful watched Steffy’s quick descent into drug addiction take complete hold of her, thanks in part to a “gift” from Vinny!

What the story has allowed the writers, Wood, and the daytime drama to do is play the beats of what may have felt swept under the rug – the devastation of Steffy having “Phoebe” (who was actually baby Beth) taken from her and returned to her biological mother, Hope (Annika Noelle)- and it was then Hope who also got the man Steffy loved, Liam (Scott Clifton), back in her life –  leaving Steffy feeling alone, abandoned, and vulnerable.

Throughout this week’s airshows, Steffy tried to hide and deny her pill-popping from Liam who found her passed out on the couch, unresponsive, and their daughter, Kelly, unattended to, which began the series of scenes pitting them against each other.  But where Jacqui hit the home run, and is certainly now a front-runner for the Lead Actress trophy come next year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys competition, was on Friday’s heartbreaking episode.

In story, after Kelly was taken by Liam, Steffy has come to get her child back and take her home, while strung out.  Liam, Hope and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) try to reason with Steffy to let Kelly stay with them while she takes care of herself and then she can have Kelly back.  However, Steffy gets further agitated that she doesn’t need help or therapy; she just needs her daughter!

Steffy demands Hope get out of her way as she is going to get Kelly… but just then Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) enters.  Steffy pleads with her father to help her through her tears saying that Liam and Hope stole Kelly, and are keeping her in the cabin with Donna. Ridge is annoyed at first and wants an explanation. Brooke tells him there’s a lot going on he doesn’t realize.

Liam pipes up and tells Ridge that Steffy’s been abusing pain pills and he hopes he will listen to him and help Steffy now.  Ridge doesn’t think Steffy would lie about taking pills but Liam explains how he found the bottle of pills. Now cornered, Steffy breaks down and admits she took a few pills, because she has been in so much pain and going through such a difficult time since the accident, and even before that!  She also tells her father how the Logans are once again destroying the Forresters, and how he chose Brooke over Taylor, and how Liam left her for Hope.   Ridge says they will get her help, but Steffy is not interested, and won’t have it, and pulls a switchblade on the group demanding Kelly be returned to her.

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It is then Ridge asks her now that she has the blade out; what is her plan? What is her next step?  Realizing what she is doing, Steffy cries and drops the knife. But not before saying that she’ll never forgive Ridge or any of them for what they are doing to her.  She runs out, while Ridge goes after her, leaving Liam devastated.

This performance by Wood was so gut-wrenching that Michael Fairman TV names Jacqueline’s work the Power Performance of the Week.

Watch the final seven minutes of Friday’s episode of Wood’s tour de force performance.  Then let us know what you thought of Jacqueline in this week’s episodes on B&B via the comment section.

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Days Of Our Lives

Who is DAYS Gwen Really? What is Her Vendetta Against Abigail All About?

We have a new psycho in Salem, and she is played to perfection by Emily O’Brien who has been bringing her brand of quirky evil to the NBC soap opera as Gwen.  Soap fans, of course, remember her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless from 2006-2011.

Ron Carlivati and his DAYS writing team certainly have some tricks up their sleeve where Gwen is concerned as viewers recently found out she was behind slipping Abigail (Marci Miller) the drug months ago causing her hallucinations.

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But Gwen is even much darker than we think, when several key clues and moments were revealed on Friday’s episode of DAYS when she went to visit her conspirator in prison, Dr. Rolf (William Utay).

During the exchange, we learn Gwen has been getting the mind-altering drug from one of Dr. Rolf’s concoctions.  She reveals to him that their plan has hit the proverbial snag.  The drug did not dismantle Abigail as she had hoped.  We also learn while she was in the mental institution – Bayview – that is how she tracked Rolf down by researching the drug he had created.

And it appears, Rolf hates Abigail too, citing he always saw her as  thorn in Stefano’s side.  It is then Gwen says he wants another dose of the drug to “melt Abby’s brain!”  Rolf says without anyone else to take the fall for it, he can’t come up with it.

He suggests to her to alter her plan and to instead destroy Abigail’s life piece by piece … and go for the long game instead of the short term – take everything that is near and dear from her including her husband, children, home, everything.

But, what does come to light is that even Dr. Rolf does not know why Gwen wants to destroy Abigail.  That is when Gwen shares she has very good reason to hate Abigail, and he, along with everyone else, will find out why when the time is right.

So, what are your theories?  Who is Gwen?  Is she a character with plastic surgery?  Could she be a sister no one knew Abigail had?  A former mental patient who Abby knew when she was getting help a few years back? And what is her gripe with Abigail all about?  Comment below!

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Chrishell Stause Has a Comeback, Kaitlyn Bristowe Overcomes Injury, One Couple Is Eliminated

On Tuesday evenings second night of competition in the new season of Dancing with the Stars, three former soap stars took to the ballroom dance floor in a night which also featured for the first time this season … the viewers vote counting for 50% of the total score, and one couple being sent home.

The “drama” of the episode was if former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ankle would be OK enough for her to dance her routine.  With her being placed at the end of the show and then “wowing” everyone – it was hard to know how bad the injury was, but, as she detailed on the show she did receive a cortisone shot before performing and changed shoes to help her get through.

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Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause, the former AMC, DAYS and Y&R star, currently on the reality hit, Selling Sunset, showed improvement, while ex- Passions, Desperate Housewives and Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe continued to bring the heat – although the judges want him to dance with less use of his facial expressions – and Daytime Emmy winner Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marley, AW)  continued to be having the time of her life from her performances.

Here’a what went down…

Kaitlyn Bristowe and partner Artem Chigvintsev (Foxtrot): Performing to Leann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” and with the uncertainty of if she would dance at all, Bristowe, who wanted to be a dancer, got major kudos from the judges for her dramatic lines and moves fluidly through the dance floor and closed the night – combined total score of last week and this week 42 out of 60

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Anne Heche and partner Keo Mostepe (Foxtrot): Performing to One Republic’s “Counting Stars”,  Heche revealed this was one of her favorite songs, and she also revealed this dance was to honor her two sons.  Although the judges did not feel Heche delivered as strongly with this performance than in the season opener, Anne still looked like she was enjoying every second of being on the floor – combined total score 36 out of 60

Chrishell Stause and partner Gleb Savchenko (Rumba):  Stause showed her vulnerability including sharing a story from her childhood past.  Then then duo danced to “This Is Me” from the Greatest Showman.  During the performance, Stause looked more fluid on the floor than the previous week and was praised for her improvement  – Combined total score 31 out of 60

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Jesse Metcalfe and partner Sharna Burgess (Foxtror): This duo performed to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and played up their chemistry on the floor. The critique from the judges had more to do with Jesse not looking so intense, and also his posture, but all told they did well – Combined score was 38 out of 60.

Now to the first elimination:  Carole Baskin and Charles Oakley were the celebrities in the bottom two.   It was up to the judges to decide which celebrity would be saved.  Bruno picked Charles, but Carrie Ann picked Carole, leaving Derek to cast the deciding vote … and he saved Carole.

So what did you think of how Chrishell, Anne and Jesse did on last night’s DWTS?  Did the right celeb get sent packing? What did you think of Kaitlyn’s dance and ankle injury? Comment below, but first check out their dances.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood deliver the Power Performance of the Week as Steffy’s drug addiction leads to a confrontation and intervention by her loved ones with dire consequences.  Here is the last seven minutes that featured Emmy-winner Wood at her best. Leave A Comment

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