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Y&R Recap – Oct 18 – Oct 22nd

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After finding Sharon’s car, Nick searches for his family. Meanwhile, Sharon digs under the rubble to get to her daughter and Adam. Sharon frees Adam and Faith and sees that Adam is covered in cuts and bruises from shielding Faith with his body. Later, Nick is so relieved that Sharon and Faith are okay, but is shocked when he sees Adam holding Faith. Sharon explains that Adam saved Faith’s life. Ashley and Neil worry about their families together. Neil explains to Ashley that he wants her to be happy and he doesn’t’ believe Tucker is the man to do that.  Abby and Daniel are shocked to find Diane and Tucker in a compromising position. Diane and Tucker try to cover by saying they were conducting business when the window blew, but Abby doesn’t buy their story. Tucker informs Diane that their moment together was a one-time thing and their relationship has to remain strictly professional. Abby is convinced that Tucker cheated on Ashley with Diane and voiced her concern to Daniel. Ashley overhears Abby when she arrives at Tucker’ s. Ashley decides to believe Tucker and trust him over Abby. As Cane and Lily are driving home from the cottage they come across J.T.’s car wreck. Cane tries to figure out how to get J.T. out of the car. Cane manages to free J.T. from the car without getting himself electrocuted and starts C.P.R. on him. At the hospital, Mac sits with J.T. and informs him that if he wakes up she will marry him. Moments later, J.T. opens his eyes.

­Mac works to hold it together in front of J.T. who is bad shape. As Victoria and Billy are leaving for the hospital, they learn Victor is looking for a way to use J.T.’s accident to help Victoria get custody of Reed. At the hospital, Victoria arrives to see J.T. and she informs him that Reed is okay and apologizes for everything that has happened between them over the last year. She informs him that they will find a way to make their new families work. Later, Mac informs Kay about J.T.’s accident and that they are having a baby. Kay assures her that they everything will be okay. A man runs into the police station needing help to rescue his wife who is trapped in their car. Heather and Ronan work together to help him. Heather and Ronan return and Heather realizes that Ronan hurt himself while helping the couple. While Heather is cleaning the wound, Ronan reminds her that she isn’t the only one who lost Chance. Nina wants Ronan to contact Chance and let him know everyone is okay. At first Ronan says no, but Nina reminds him she knows Chance and it will be safer this way. Meggie becomes Nikki’s confidant as Nikki informs her that Victor called off their elopement. When Nikki and Meggie visit Murphy, he tries to use Morse code to signal Kay that Meggie is dangerous. Murphy’s heart rate spikes Kay informs him to stay calm. Nikki shows up at Deacon’s motel room and dives right into drinking. When Nikki gets a call from Victoria, she realizes what she is doing and flees Deacon’s room. Nikki informs Victor that she wants them to get married right away. Victor says he will arrange it so that they can get married the day after tomorrow.

­Phyllis talks to Jack about how to get rid of Diane. Diane and Kyle stop by the mansion and invite Jack to go school shopping with them. Jack and Diane work as a team as they try to calm Kyle’s fears about starting at a new school. Meanwhile, Phyllis digs through boxes of Jack’s things until she finds an old unflattering photo of Diane. Phyllis uses the photo to start writing an article about Diane. Nikki informs Meggie that she and Victor plan to elope tomorrow. Victor informs Nick that he and Nikki are eloping tomorrow and Nick gives them his blessing. When Meggie acts upset, Meggie covers with Nikki by making it seem like she is merely concerned for Nikki. After revealing to Victoria that she is eloping, Victoria wonders if they are rushing to get married because of Victoria’s lawsuit. Nikki assures her that there are other reasons. Victoria cautions Nikki that Victor can’t change and to make sure this is exactly what she wants. Meggie and Deacon plan to spike Nikki’s drink and keep drinking all day long. Adam informs Skye that he spent the night in the ER after he was stuck in the storm with Sharon. Skye gets stuck in an elevator at Newman with Victor. Skye starts to get panicky and informs Victor that she is claustrophobic from being trapped in an elevator when she was kid. Skye starts praying to St. Cayetano and Victor is surprised that she is the type to pray. Victor asks Skye why is in Genoa City and realizes it is more than just for the name Newman. The elevator is finally fixed and Nick is surprised to find Victor and Skye together.  Nick decides to confront Adam about how he plans to use Sharon’s gratitude in order to win her back. Adam makes sure that Sharon hears him confess to Nick that he has no plans to cause her anymore pain than he already has. Sharon finally comes to Adam’s door and thanks him for saving Faith. Adam uses the same words he did with Nick, knowing Sharon heard him.

­As Jill tries to work to put Fenmore’s back together after the storm, she is stunned when Lauren gives her an unexpected hug. Lauren apologizes to Jill for missing Chance’s funeral and that she made a donation in Chance’s name to the “Fallen Officers Fund.” As Nikki and Victor prepare for their happy day, Deacon and Meggie look for an opening to get Nikki alone and slip her a drink. Meggie manages to convince Nikki to go shopping for a new wedding dress before they leave for Las Vegas. While Nikki is fighting with Jill, Meggie slips vodka into Nikki’s tea. Kay is thrilled to learn that he and Nikki are eloping. Victor admits to Kay that he was worried that Nikki was drinking, but Nikki denied it. At Fenmore’s, Jill finds Nikki’s teacup and smells the alcohol. She immediately calls Victor and informs him that Nikki is drinking again. Murphy has a dream about Meggie. Kay is floored when Murphy moves his finger. Later, Nikki is blindsided when Victor confronts her about Jill’s accusation. Lily asks Neil if they can move in with him until things calm down with Cane. Cane works on creating a false identity. Cane finds a death certificate for a man who died the same year as him. He deletes his browser history before calling Madison County Hall of Records to order a new birth certificate in the name of James Collier. Later, Cane lies to Neil about the men in Australia. Neil buys his story and acknowledges how much he has come to trust and respect Cane. Cane gets a call from Blake asking for his money. Cane informs him, that he’ll get it.   Ashley wants Abby to apologize to Tucker for her behavior the night of the storm, but Abby isn’t so willing. Ashley tries to convince Victoria to settle the law suit before it goes to court. Later, Abby goes to see Tucker and apologizes. Phyllis decides to confront Diane and she reminds Phyllis that she is the mother of Jack’s child. Diane informs Jack about her run-in with Phyllis and tries to play it off as if she is the victim. Billy is furious with Phyllis when she posts a story on-line about Diane instead of holding it for the cover. Phyllis anticipates the fall out when Diane finally reads the article she wrote about her. Jack confronts Phyllis after reading the article. Tucker rescinds his offer to Diane because of the Restless Style article. Victor confronts Nikki about Jill’s accusation that she was drinking. Nikki emphatically denies it and Meggie helps cover for her. At Gloworm, Meggie spikes Nikki’s drink with a drug while Nikki’s back is turned. Nikki shows up at Deacon’s motel and before she knows what is happening passes out cold. Meggie and Deacon put their plan into action. Later, Meggie shows Victor what room Nikki is in and he breaks down the door to find Deacon in bed with Nikki. Nikki wakes up and is horrified to realize where she is. Victor is surprisingly supportive as he gets Nikki out of Deacon’s room. Alone, Deacon and Meggie think their plan has worked.

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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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