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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.

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.

­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.

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THIS IS US Fall Finale Delivers Shocking Twists

In the final moments of the season 3 fall finale of This Is Us, viewers were given several jaw-dropping moments befitting of this top-rated drama.  Along the Pearson family journey, back in time, present-day and flash-forward, fans of the series discovered: that Jack’s ‘believed to be dead’, brother, Nicky is actually very much alive.

In a key moment flashing back to the Vietnam war,  Jack finds his brother (who is stoned yet again) sitting on the pier and pretending to shoot Vietnamese villagers with his hand.  Nicky sadly informs Jack that he is not going to leave drugs behind again and clean up this act.  He announces, “I see it all when I’m clean,” and adds, “I’m not gonna complete the mission.”

At the end of that day, Jack can’t find Nicky.  Suddenly, there’s blast from the water, where it appears a boat has exploded, and one of the soldiers says there was a guy in it. Jack rushes into the river and swims toward the wreckage.  We don’t see what happens next, but the belief is that Nicky died in the explosion.

Kevin, who has been in Vietnam trying to learn what happened to Jack and Nicky in the war and about the mysterious woman in the photograph, feels he has zero answers to what happened during the war.   As he and Zoe prepare to leave, Kevin’s tour guide mentions that he’d searched an online database of the Vietnam War Memorial for Nicholas Pearson, but came up short.  The guide says Nicky didn’t die in the war.

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Next, the show cuts to a bespectacled man (Griffin Dunne, who now takes over the role) living in an a trailer home. There is a piece of mail on his table addressed to Nicholas Pearson, 2125 Songbird Rd., Bradford, PA 16701.  This would mean that NIcky has lived there for a long time – and a three-hour drive from  Pittsburgh, where Jack and his family lived and were raised!

In other plot developments, the all-important  …Who is “Her?” flash-forward mystery was answered and we learn it is Rebecca.  She is still alive, and we see Beth in present day without her wedding ring to Randall, and seemingly running a ballet studio, getting set to meet up with Randall and adult Tess.  In a key moment Beth tells her employee: “We’re all going to see Randall’s mother .., oh, did you bring the Pin the Tail on the Donkey from the office? I promised I bring it.”  The Pearson Pin the Tail on the Donkey game has been a through-line for the years with the Big Three.

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The fall finale gave a look into the future that Randall and Beth’s marriage may not have survived and it could have started with the fact that Randall would not drop out of the political race he was in, even after promising Beth he would, if things were not looking good for him as a candidate.  We also learn that Tess like girls and sorta came out to Randall and Beth, but did to her grandmother, Rebecca.

And, Toby and Kate learned that they are having a boy after cutting the cake to reveal its gender.

This Is Us EP, Dan Fogelman told EW.com about what to look for in the second half of the season when the show returns with all-new episodes starting on January 13th: “Now, it’s time — for a little while, and we will catch little glimpses — to focus on the present-day storylines that help you get there. There are many questions. Where are Kate and Toby in that period? Where is their relationship? Do they have children? Has Kevin figured out his love life? If so, with whom? Have Randall and Beth made it through as we hope Randall and Beth make it through? What has come of their respective careers? And what kind of shape or state is Rebecca in when we’re meeting her and they’re all going to visit her? In order to get to the future and to get more answers there, you need a little bit more present story in the back half of the season. So, I would say that should be the focus right now.”

So, what did you think of the fall finale of This Is Us? What were you most shocked to find out? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: A Wedding, A Serial Killer & The Heartbreaking Truth

On Monday’s episode of General Hospital, several residents finds themselves at crossroads and one in instant peril, as Thanksgiving continues in Port Charles.

In touching scenes played by Eden McCoy (Josslyn) and Garren Stitt (Oscar), Josslyn confronts Oscar that she knows he is sick.  Oscar is furious with Cameron for telling her. Josslyn is saddened that he pushed her away, saying they will fight this together.  He reveals to her that he has an inoperable brain tumor and will die and has but a year to live. Oscar does tell her about the drug trial that could save his life, but he won’t to it, because of the potential side effects that could wrong with it, and that he wants to live out what time he has on his terms.

Laura (Genie Francis) walks in on who she believes is her husband, Kevin, but it’s Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) in a big smooch with Ava Jerome (Maura West).   Ryan tells Laura their marriage is over.  A shocked and devastated Laura tells him the fact that he is with a woman who sold out her son, makes this the ultimate betrayal.  She rips up Ava’s donation to her mayoral campaign, which is why she came to the Jerome gallery in the first place, and walked in on the lip-lock.  Laura also tells Ryan she see’s nothing behind his eyes anymore that remotely reminds her of the Kevin she married.   Can Laura figure this out?

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After Laura leaves, Ryan and Ava admit they enjoyed that kiss . Ava suggests they spend Thanksgiving together.  Ryan reveals he is so glad she didn’t leave town. However, Ava says she still may have to leave Port Charles, because she can’t stand to be in the same town with Kiki.  When Ava suggests they go to her place, Ryan offers to meet her there because he has some business to take care of, first.

Griffin (Matt Cohen) and Kiki (Hayley Erin) are late to Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan’s (Briana Nicole Henry) wedding, after they decide to undress (after they get dressed to the nines for the nuptials) and have sex.  After they make love, Griffin gets a call from Monica (Leslie Charleson) saying that the boards results are in as to if he has been reinstated at the hospital. Those results are at GH, and he should pick them up there.  Since they are late for the wedding, Griffin heads out to the hospital, while Kiki gets ready to head to the wedding and meet him there.

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At the Q’s Thanksgiving celebration, Kim (Tamara Braun) tells Julian (William deVry) that she wants his goons to kidnap Oscar if he wins his emancipation trial from his parents, and take him to Brazil for the treatment that will save his life.  Drew (Billy Miller) overhears this and is enraged that she would do such a thing to their son.

Curtis and Jordan are now getting ready to say their “I do’s” when the minister asks if there is anyone that has just cause that the duo should not be wed in holy matrimony.  Cue, Stella (Vernee Watson) who walks in looking very unhappy.  Will she unravel the wedding … or sit down and be a part of the celebration after getting some words of wisdom from Mike (Max Gail)?

At the end of the episode, we come upon a few key moments:  Oscar shows up at the Q’s door as his parents Drew and Kim are thrilled to see him, Josslyn comes home to the Corinthos’ and drops to the floor in tears over Oscar, and Ryan shows up at Kiki’s door, just as she is heading out for the wedding, and it looks like he has murder on his mind.

So, is this the end of the road for Kiki?  Will Stella stand down or bust up the nuptials?  Will Oscar have the treatment to try to save his life? What should Laura’s next move be? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Paul Signs Off In Salem With Tearjerker Goodbye

As they say, “all good things must come to an end”, and on Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, viewers watched a tear-filled and emotional goodbye as actor Christopher Sean, who played the role of Paul Narita for over four years with such dignity and grace, exited the series in his final episode.

It all comes about after Paul is heartbroken to learn, thanks to Brady (Eric Martsolf) who could not lie to him anymore, that Will is still in love with Sonny.  And after calling things off with Will and setting him “free”, Paul asks Brady to come by his apartment to inform him that he is leaving Salem.  Brady is certain that Paul will “find love again.”

Later, Paul’s dad, John Black (Drake Hogestyn), arrives and learns the heartbreaking news that Paul had decided to move back to San Francisco to be near his mom, and because there is a top-notch rehab facility to help him get back on his feet and walk again.

John asks his son: “Are you sure that you are doing all this for the right reasons?” Paul says he is not running away, but adds: “It would be hard for me to be here in Salem with Will and Sonny back together and all that. But mostly I could be with my mom, who I really, really miss, and I could be hopeful because I could probably walk again someday.”

After looking up the clinic on the internet with Brady and Paul, John concludes this is the best situation for his son.   “I need to get back on my feet again, in more ways that one,: Paul says.  When John asks when he is headed out, Paul reveals now.  An emotional John is filled with tears at having to saying goodbye to the son he never knew he had until a few years ago.

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Paul says to John in a tearjerker moment: “I used to lie awake in bed thinking what kind of man my father was.  And then I met you, and I saw the way that you cherished Marlena and the way you protected your family and the way you fought for what was right.  You have surpassed every expectation I have ever had about a father.”  He tells John he is grateful for all the time they had together. John tells Paul, “I’m so proud of you,” and he tells his son to always keep that big heart of his open, and they share a touching hug.

There is then a knock at the door at Luke, the new PT comes in to whisk Paul away to San Francisco!  There seems to be an instant connection between the two, and then Luke says that he knows full-well who Paul is, “You’re one of my idols”.  Luke goes on to say that when Paul came out it gave him the strength in his own life to do the same.  We also learn Luke is single, which is not lost on Brady and Paul, and John.

As a nice button on Paul’s journey he says, “I’m not hiding anymore, and I’m not pretending to be anyone I’m not. And for that, I do owe Sonny and Will a lo.,” Luke says, “Who is Sonny and Will?” As everyone sort of chuckles, it’s time to leave for the flight and John and Brady exit with Luke, as Paul looks around the apartment one more time.

Kudos to both Christopher Sean and Drake Hogestyn for those heartfelt scenes between father and son.  How many hankies did you need while watching them? We needed five!

Share your thoughts on Paul’s exit and the scenes in Christopher Sean’s final episode via the comment section below.

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