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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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Y&R’s Eileen Davidson Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Taking on a DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) storyline on the soaps can be extraordinarily challenging for the performer who is tasked with making a clear distinction and delineation between the various alters of their character.

However, the other trick to playing this kind of story, is often having the various alters trying to hide the fact from those they know and love of what is truly going on with them, so as not to tip them off, as to what is happening to them as they battle for control of a person’s psyche.

The gold standard is One Life to Live icon Erika Slezak’s (ex-Viki) Emmy-winning and gut-wrenching and riveting DID storyline where we met Tori, Niki (although we met her earlier in the life of the show), Tommy, Princess, Jean and even her father, Victor.

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Now in 2024, The Young and the Restless’ Eileen Davidson is playing out a new DID storyline for the first time as Ashley Abbott. We knew decades ago that Ashley had a breakdown and has suffered psychological issues, but this has taken it to a new level. And, let’s be real, if you are going to give someone currently on a soap a DID story, who better than Davidson, who is used to playing multiple characters at one time as she did on Days of our Lives. Although on DAYS, each of the characters were their own distinct person, while now on Y&R, Ashley’s alters are fighting for control of her being,

Last week, on the Thursday, April 12th episode of the CBS soap opera, Davidson truly got to shine, as in front of the Abbott family and through what was supposed to be an intervention (they hadn’t figure out what the hell was happening to her), Ashley was flipping from alter to alter. We know there is Ms. Abbott, and Ash thus far, but there is said to be one more alter a-coming.

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In the key scenes, Davidson’s internal struggle was played pretty masterfully in a scene where she literally is in a tug of war with her alters and flings herself on the couch, while Jack (Peter Bergman), Diane (Susan Walters), Billy (Jason Thompson) and Traci (Beth Maitland) look on. Of course, there are the soap trope scenes of alters in handcuffs while the other is on the loose. And leave it to Billy to figure out Ashley is suffering from DID from his past experience.

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While this all seemed to spring from Ashley’s messy relationship with Tucker (Trevor St. John) and a throw back to an old car accident where she lost her unborn baby, is there some other underlying issue in Ashley’s past that was even more traumatizing that will be revealed as another trigger for this massive personality split? We shall see.

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In the meantime, Michael Fairman TV names Eileen Davidson’s work the Power Performance of the Week, and rest assured, come 2025, Davidson will find herself going for the third Daytime Emmy win as Lead Actress for this storyline.

So, let us know, what did you think of Eileen’s performance? Are you enjoying Ashley’s DID storyline? What do you think will happen to her next? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: “Sugar Sugar! Oh, Honey Honey”

The Bold and the Beautiful revealed at the end of the Friday April 13th episode what many viewers had guessed, that it wasn’t Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) who died when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) stabbed her, but it had to her doppelgänger, Sugar, or at least it seems that way.

Deacon (Sean Kanan) has been beside himself since seeing what was supposed to be Sheila’s body being cremated, but revealing the body had ten toes and not nine, and we all know Sheila had cut off her toe, so she only had nine.

While explaining his thoughts that she is alive to Finn (Tanner Novlan) and then trying later to explain to Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Deacon is more convinced that something is wrong here. Meanwhile, Finn went to talk to Steffy about Deacon’s theory, which stuns her, as she believed she killed Sheila in self-defense.

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At Il Giardino, Deacon looks at his phone then slams it down. He flashes back to the body going into the crematorium oven saying to himself, “Maybe I’m not going crazy. Maybe that wasn’t you. And if that wasn’t you, maybe you’re out there. Maybe you need my help.”

Deacon gets on Sheila’s laptop and tries to find something that might help him figure out where Sheila has gone. He looks at her text message communications and sees a section from an unknown number. He opens the messages, and Deacon reads that they’re from someone named “Sugar.”  That person said she was going to find Sheila. In the messages, Sheila made it clear she wanted no part of her. But it could be that Sheila met up with Sugar, or was forced too?

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In a quick history lesson about the character of Sugar: she was originally played by Robin Mattson on B&B, and was a former prison warden who helped Sheila escape and then joined her in kidnapping Ridge Forrester to hold him for ransom. A twisted plot ensued, where flames engulfed the foundry they were at and Ridge was presumed dead. Meanwhile, Sheila and Sugar disappeared with Massimo and Sheila’s baby, Diana.

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Fast forward to 2006, Sheila returned to Genoa City to go after Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman) again and was arrested for attacking Scott Grainger (Peter Barton). In a shocker, when Lauren went to visit Sheila in the slammer, she learned that the woman behind bars was actually Sugar, who had been given plastic surgery and now looks exactly like Sheila.

Now the questions become, did Sheila know that Sugar was going to attack Steffy? Did they have a plan and it went awry, or was Sheila hoping she could get rid of both Sugar and Steffy, by having her daughter-in-law sent to prison for her “murder”? Or, is Sheila out there somewhere in trouble?

Share your theories via the comment section below, and if you knew all along that it would be revealed that Sugar is the person who actually died and not Sheila. But first, check out next week on B&B where Deacon gets a visit from Lauren.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Drew and Nina Get Physical; Were You Surprised or Did You Expect it to Happen?

On the Tuesday, April 9th episode of General Hospital, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) explosive relationship just turned up the heat another notch.

In story, Nina who was responsible (although she doesn’t see it that way) for Drew being sent to prison for insider trading when she tipped off the SEC, let out her feelings to him about how to get back in the good graces of her daughter, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) and Michael (Chad Duell). In doing so, she asks him for his help with it.

For months, the two have had nothing short of contentious moments, where Drew has not let Nina off the hook for what he did to him, or to his ex Carly (Laura Wright). Fast-forward and when alone in the Crimson office, Nina brings up wanting to stick it to Carly again.

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As they banter back and forth, Drew can’t figure out why he should help Nina at all with any of her manipulations. Suddenly, as he tried to exit, his shirt rips and exposes his bare chest and abs, and Nina get quite an eyeful. From there, things become physical and before you know it, Drew and Nina are making out and having their version of hate-sex.

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Cameron Mathison spoke to Soap Opera Digest on the shocking turn events, sharing, “I didn’t see it coming at all. I really didn’t. I think the audience did. Cynthia did some appearances and I guess the audience was ‘You and Drew, there’s some sexy chemistry there.’ I was like, ‘Wait, what? Really?’ I didn’t even get it. So I love it that it was very unexpected. The writers saw it, too. And, I love that it’s not a typical way for two people to be … physical. I was gonna say intimate, but there’s not a lot of intimacy there. And then as soon as it’s over, it’s back to arguing and giving each other crap again. It was really cute and really well done.”

As the fallout for their office room romp will air on the Wednesday April 10th episode, just how will the two deal with the fact that they had this fiery passionate moment in the weeks and months ahead? Will this be Nina’s new plot to get at Carly to be seen with her ex? Will Drew and Nina never speak of this again? (Well, this is a soap opera, after all, that’s pretty doubtful), or is this part of a major reset for some of the characters on the canvas now that Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte are co-head writing the show?

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Speaking on the aftermath of the tryst, Mathison added, “The two of them are both like, all right, let’s forget about that and move on. It’s like a weird kind of aggression attraction. There’s obviously attraction there, but I don’t think either of them expected it, and I think they’re both totally shocked and surprised by it. I think Drew gets a kick out of it whereas Nina is a little embarrassed by it.”

Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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