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Y&R Recap – Oct 4 – Oct 8th

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­Skye makes Phyllis an offer in return for a retraction. Jack overhears and asks why Phyllis would retract the truth. When Skye leaves, Jack admits to Phyllis that he has been setting Skye up. Jack explains to Phyllis how he and Victor plan to destroy the Newman Fund. Nick sees Phyllis and Jack are together. Nick is thrown when Noah is indifferent about Nick’s date with Sharon. Noah hopes Nick and Sharon don’t put Summer and Faith through the same turmoil he went through as a kid. Adam continues to plead with Sharon to admit her feelings for him. Nick arrives and wants Adam to back off. Adam overhears Nick ask Sharon about the Harvest Festival. Later, Nick arrives at Sharon’s with a bouquet of flowers for their date. Jeff meets with a gambler who places a bet with him. Kevin lies and informs Gloria that her accounting books look fine. Kevin demands Jeff reveal more about the gambling ring. Jeff sends Kevin to drop off the winnings to the “boss” and when Kevin sees how much money is involved he agrees. Jeff gets Gloria an expensive flashy gift in order to distract her from everything going on with the gambling ring. Kevin invites Chloe to go to the Harvest Festival with him. Chloe emotionally reveals that is where Chance took her on their first date. Kevin cheers Chloe up and gets her to agree to go with him to the festival. After overhearing that Kevin was going with Chloe, Jana invites Noah to go with her to Harvest Festival. At the festival, Chloe gets emotional because of her memories with Chance. When Jana sees Kevin comforting Chloe, she decides to use Noah to make Kevin jealous. Jana ends up buying the same hat at the festival as Chloe. Noah is baffled when Jana abruptly leaves him at the Festival after Chloe and Kevin leaves. ­Meggie becomes a shoulder for Nikki and plays on Nikki problems. Victor comes home to check on Nikki, but Nikki can’t face him after a night of drinking.  Cane tries to find out who sent the DVD of the family photos. Lily suggests Cane take the twins to the Harvest Festival. Lily is a little curious when Cane is hesitant to go. Meanwhile, J.T. resigns from Tucker Unlimited to go to work for the G.C.P.D. Mac and J.T. are both relieved when Tucker gives J.T. his blessing. Cane tries to convince Lily to get out of town. Cane asks J.T. for help, but J.T. wants Cane to inform Lily about the threats. After talking with Mac, Lily informs Cane that she changed her mind about going to the cottage. Tensions escalate at the fair when all three of the couples come face to face. Skye tries to take a snapshot of Jack and Phyllis together, but Phyllis blocks her. Things start to get physical when Nick steps. Adam decides to make a scene by getting everyone’s attention to make an announcement. Adam presents Murphy with a large donation to the Veterans Fund. Phyllis informs Nick about the threat she overheard Adam make to Skye. At the Festival, Meggie stops at the Veterans Booth to drop off Victor’s donation, but she takes off when Murphy recognizes her. Murphy tries to call Victor to warn him about Meggie, but she attacks him in his car. When Murphy starts to have a medical emergency and needs his pills, Meggie does nothing to help him. ­At the Festival, Kay finds Victor’s donation lying out in the open. Meanwhile, as Murphy is in the midst of a heart attack, Meggie dumps his pills out of reach and takes off. Meggie returns home and tries to act as normal as possible in front of Victor and Nikki.  Kay finds Murphy barely conscious in his car and calls 911.  When Nikki and Victor learn Murphy is in the hospital, they ask Meggie to come with them. Meggie starts to panic when she realizes that Murphy isn’t dead. At Murphy’s car, J.T. finds Murphy’s phone and muddy floor mats. J.T and Mac alert Victor to their suspicions that Murphy wasn’t alone when he had his heart attack.

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Abby and J.T. remember Colleen on the anniversary of her death. After his conversation with Kay, Tucker warns Jack that he had better be prepared to take on both Kay and Victor. Tucker reminds Jack that they need to keep Abby focused. Later, Tucker and Jack arrive at the hospital and it doesn’t take long before Victor and Jack are fighting. Abby witnesses them and goes off about their mutual grudge and how they have let it ruin their lives and the lives of the people they claim to love. At the cottage, Lily and Cane share stories with the twins about Colleen. Lily asks Cane if something more is going on with him. Cane sidesteps Lily’s question. While Lily is in the shower, Cane hears noises outside the cabin. He finds footsteps in the dirt and becomes worried. Later, a police officer named Blake comes to check on the cabin. Lily finds the “Family Photos” DVD in Cane’s bag and confronts Cane.

­After hearing the news about Murphy’s heart attack and stroke from Tucker, Jill rushes to the hospital to see Kay. Ronan gets the news that Murphy was seen chasing someone at the fair. At the ranch, Meggie begins disposing of her boots. Jill is stung when she shows up at the hospital to support Kay and Kay bites her head off. Ronan agitates Kay with his questions and is forced to inform her there is reason to believe that Murphy’s heart attack wasn’t an accident. At the ranch, Meggie deletes a photo of herself with a younger Murphy and an unknown man from her phone. Billy, Abby, and Ashley celebrate Colleen’s life with some of her favorite foods and memories. Billy gets fired up while talking about what happened with Jack and Victor at the hospital. Billy thinks Victor has grown more spiteful since he received Colleen’s heart. Abby explains to Ashley that her lawsuit isn’t about money, but about freedom from Victor. Later, Abby sees Tucker and Jill together in an intimate conversation and misreads what is going on. Cane finally reveals the truth to Lily about the potential danger their family is in. Cane informs Lily that they can’t go to the police because the people that are threatening them haven’t broken the law yet. Cane promises Lily that he will never let anything happen to their family. After Blake stops by to warn Cane and Lily about a storm, he makes a call and suddenly has an Australian accent. Jack and Phyllis have dinner and realize that they are finding their way back to each other.

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­Daniel shows Phyllis his new artwork in preparation for his art show and she is blown away. Abby uses the “Naked Heiress” to help draw art critics to Daniel’s show. Victoria and Billy remind Abby that she needs to behave in order to win the lawsuit. At Daniel’s exhibit, Daniel learns that Abby promised the critic Mark Fletcher a “Naked Heiress” show in order to get him to come. Billy surprises Victoria with 50’s wedding rings from a street vendor. Jana apologizes to Noah for taking off on him the other night. Abby informs Daniel that she told Mark that she won’t be putting on a show of any kind tonight and he decided to stay anyway. Jana dares Noah to sing and Noah takes her up on it. Mark Fletcher informs Daniel that he is impressed with his work and would like to introduce him to some collectors.  Kay sits by Murphy’s bedside, unable to believe that someone would want to hurt him. Nikki overhears Meggie on the phone talking about Murphy. Victor and Jack are back at each other’s throats the moment they arrive at the hospital. Jack decides to leave, but Kay asks Victor to stay. Kay pushes Victor to realize that he doesn’t have all the time in the world to make things right with Victoria and Abby. Victoria and Abby are stunned when Victor informs them that he has decided to offer them a settlement. Victor says with the settlement Victoria can return to work at Newman and Abby can capitalize on her fame in a more appropriate manner. Victoria turns him down because even his offer is to control them. Nikki is distraught about her family falling apart and says to Victor that they should elope.  Phyllis and Jack arrive home and are shocked to find Diane at Jack’s door. Alone, Meggie injects something into Murphy’s IV.

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Camila Banus Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

The angst, drama, tears, and revenge continued this week on NBC’s Days of our Lives with the stirring portrayal of grief-stricken young woman; who is hell-bent on making everyone around her suffer for the loss of her husband in a fatal gunshot that left him brain-dead.  Of course, we are talking about Camila Banus (Gabi), who turned in bravura performances this week, and there are four moments that really stood out to us that showed the range and depth of Banus’ work.

In the hospital chapel, Gabi talks to God and prayed to him that he will make Stefan (Brandon Barash) whole again.  There has been one through-line for Gabi throughout her life – she seems to have everything and everyone she loves taken away from her, even if some of the decisions she makes along the way have a cause/effect that leaves her feeling completely alone, and ready to lash out at the world for what has transpired.  In the chapel, she asks God through her tears, “Why do you hate me so much?” Gabi tells God she went to Sunday school as a little girl and still she has lost God and her husband.  Gabi cannot even get herself to look at Stefan’s things when Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) try to share them with her as she slaps the envelope out of their hands.

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In another heartbreaking scene, Gabi is in the bed she shared with Stefan. She flashes to kissing the love of her life.  Next, Gabi breaks down in tears, and throws things around in the bedroom before slumping to the floor.  She sobs and says, “Why did you give me your heart, Stefan, if you weren’t going to be around to love me with it?”

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Later, Gabi talks to Stefan in her sleep as she hugs his pillow. When she wakes up she cries as Kate (Lauren Koslow) arrives to check on her.  Gabi lets Kate have it, and at first blames Kate for the whole mess with Stefan.  Gabi lashes out that if it wasn’t for Stefan getting in between Kate’s feud with Vivian (Robin Strasser), he’d still be alive.  Kate knows Gabi is in despair and hugs her.  Then, Gabi channels her angst towards Lani (Sal Stowers) promising to make her suffer.

And on Friday’s episode, Gabi is ramping us some sort of revenge plan promising Stefan his legacy will live on. Earlier, Gabi was present with Lani and Eli (Lamon Archey) when Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) informed them that Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) will need a special pacemaker, even after receiving Stefan’s heart. Somehow, Gabi found a file on Visionary Bionics, the company that makes this unique medical device, and recalls Kayla saying she’ll do the procedure on Julie tomorrow. Gabi makes a mysterious call.  What is she about to do?

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Through all of the emotional drama, Banus sustained a level of performance that is no easy feat. That is why Michael Fairman TV names Camila’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

Let us know if you agree with our pick, and what you thought of Camila’s performances, and what you think Gabi might do next, via the comment section below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: After Learning The Truth About Sasha; Nina Leaves Her Wedding To Valentin … With Jax

If you caught Tuesday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, you witnessed Cynthia Watros (Nina), well, being what she does best, delivering a performance that only Cynthia Watros can do!

Everyone knew the nuptials of Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Nina were potentially cursed with all of the secrets looming, especially the major one that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not Nina’s biological daughter.  After overhearing as conversation between Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Sasha in the women’s bathroom, Lulu (Emme Rylan) just had to tell the truth right in the middle of the long-awaited wedding of the  lovebirds.

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After dropping the bombshell during the the ceremony, at first, Nina could not believe this at all, especially coming from Lulu; who is still dealing with the fact that her marriage to Dante is over, so why would she want anyone else to be happy? Problem was when Nina asked Sasha to just set the record straight,  she didn’t the way Nina had thought she would.  Sasha goes into the story on how she duped Nina for money, but then became so fond of her, and loved her like a daughter would.

Valentin is freaking out, because he knows he could be implicated in this mess, and while there was no proof on hand of how three DNA tests were all switched to make it look like Sasha was a DNA match for Nina’s bio-daughter, he looked the guilty party as well.  A betrayed and angry Nina feels in her gut that Valentin had something to do with this, and is rocked to her core that he lied to her again.  Nina screams she has to get out of the chapel.

Then, who should just be coming by at the right time outside the nuptials, that knight in shining armor, Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher).   They make a exit together, where Jax takes Nina back to his brand new home that is barely furnished at this point, but there is a couch! And there is some scotch!  When Jax tries to calm Nina down, so she will talk about what has happened, all that she says so far is that Sasha is not her daughter, and that she never had one.

Back at the wedding, Valentin vows revenge on Lulu. Liesl lies to Maxie (Kirsten Storms) that she had no idea that Sasha was not Nina’s daughter, and Valentin makes a call to someone.

When the smoke clears from this one .. we predict these possibilities:  Jax and Nina share more than a kiss … Nina go back to Valentin and this charade of his involvement in bringing Sasha to town remains a cover-up and she gives him yet another chance .. or is it 100% curtains for Valentin?  Stay tuned.

Whatever happens next, Cynthia Watros reminded us all why she is a force to be reckoned with on daytime screens, or any acting medium for that matter.

Share your thoughts on the scenes that went down after Nina learned the truth about Sasha via the comment section below.

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