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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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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: What Did You Think of Steffy and Finn’s Highly-Anticipated Reunion?

On Monday and Tuesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) finally was reunited with her husband, Finn (Tanner Novlan).

As the story goes, Steffy has fallen into a deep depression and took off to Monaco.  Set against the backdrop of Monte Carlo, a very much alive Finn searches for her. After some false starts, they see each other for the first time outside a cathedral.  What followed was sweeping epic music, hugs, kisses, and tears as Steffy was trying to comprehend that the man she saw Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) shoot a bullet through never actually died.

Now, where the story gets a bit glossed over is when they get back to the hotel. Finn explains that he wouldn’t have made it, if it wasn’t for his mom, Li (Naomi Matsuda).  Steffy wonders if Li knew Finn was alive, why wouldn’t she tell her?  Finn tells Steffy that Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) found them and things went down hill from there, but doesn’t get into any grisly details. When Steffy has some questions, Finn just wants to relish the moment, and promises he will never be apart from her ever again.

Next, Taylor (Krista Allen) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) arrive with the children, Kelly and Hayes, and the Finnegan/Forrester clan are back together again, against all odds, complete with epic music and slo-motion.

Throughout this story arc, kudos has to go to Tanner Novlan. Without his emotional performances and the viewers investing in Finn’s freedom from the hands of Sheila, this would not have played the same.

So, what did you think of the Sinn reunion?  Do you think it holds up with the other classic B&B couple reunions? Did it fall flat in the explanation from Finn to Steffy of where he has been all this time, or do you think the key points were on-point and you were reaching for the hankies, anyways? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first watch the final scene from Tuesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Finn and Li are Reunited

On Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, the CBS daytime drama moved the story forward in a major way.

While Finn (Tanner Novlan) was trying to outwit Sheila (Kimberlin Brown), he tells his bio-mom that she can’t keep him prisoner anymore and that he is going to walk out of this situation, and get back to his wife, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and his son, Hayes.

Elsewhere, Li (Naomi Matsuda) has finally been able to put more than two words together, and tells both Liam (Scott Clifton) and Bill (Don Diamont) that Finn is alive.  She even details how she signed her son’s death certificate, and secretly whisked him away to a safe place to nurse him back to health and keep him away from Sheila.  Li also recounts to the Spencer men, how Sheila found her with Finn, and how she ultimately lost control of her car and landed in a fiery crash into the water.  Bill puts two and two together, as does Liam, and they realize Li is telling the truth.  Next, Bill asks Li if she knows where Finn and Sheila are, and off they go to save Finn.

Later, Finn has taken out all of his IV’s and such, and begins to walk out of his room and towards the front door, as Sheila watches in desperation. Just then, Bill bursts through the door and sees for himself – Sheila and Finn.  Next, Bill steps out of the way and Li is at the door.  Li and Finn are overcome with emotion as Li runs to her son, and says “Finn! Thank God! Oh my God!” At the same time, Li shoots daggers at Sheila, who begins to hyperventilate.

The loving mother and son are finally reunited, but what will happen next?  All we know is that we watched a hankie-inducing moment in the story played to the hilt by Tanner Novlan and Naomi Matsuda.

Watch the final moments from today’s B&B below.

Now weigh-in: What did you think of the performances of Tanner Novlan, Kimberlin Brown, and Naomi Matsuda? Let us know in the comment section.

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