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Y&R Recaps – Dec 7-11th

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Billy discusses changing the cover story with Chloe and Chloe tells Billy that it is a horrible idea and he only is doing it to try to get Mac to forget about the surrogacy. Cane and Lily arrive to drive to the hospital with Mac for the in vitro fertilization. The trio find out the embryos are suitable for insemination and the process begins. Amber and Phyllis arrive at the jail to console Daniel who was arrested. Phyllis breaks the news that Deacon and Ryder plead the fifth and Daniel’s situation has taken a turn for the worst. . Kay and Neil arrive at the G.C.A.C. and discuss Tucker McCall’s interest in the I.P.O. Neil is excited about this, but Kay is not as thrilled.  Nick discovers Sharon and Adam in bed together. Nick is astonished that Sharon is letting Adam manipulate her. Taking offense, Sharon is speechless that Nick would say that and Adam cuts in attempting to put Nick in his place. Nicholas leaves and Sharon is relieved at how commanding Adam was in the situation. Neil and Kay discuss Tucker and Kay lets Neil know that the only way she will invite Tucker to get some of the stock is if she meets with him face to face in Genoa City. Billy arrives at the magazine office and a “tainted juror” arrives at the office for information on Victoria’s testimony from Daniel’s case.

Kevin confronts Ryder Kevin asks Ryder if he has anything to say before Kevin throws him out. Michael makes it clear to Daniel and Phyllis that they need to find evidence of the third man in the alley in order to clear Daniel’s name and Phyllis comes up with an idea. Ryder lies.  Victoria tells Nick that she has decided to go in with him on the Chancellor IPO.  J.T. tells Tucker that Kay will only meet him to go over the IPO in person as he reads online that Restless Style leaked information from the grand jury. He immediately calls Victoria to meet him. Adam continues to push Nick’s buttons where Sharon is concerned until Nick finally draws off and punches Adam in the face. J.T. meets Victoria at home and she tells him her decision to buy into the IPO, which doesn’t thrill him. J.T. shows Victoria about Billy’s latest article about Victoria’s leaked grand jury testimony and isn’t happy when Victoria seems to only be worried about how it will affect her return to Newman Enterprises. , Daniel warns Kevin that Ryder has wormed his way into every part of Kevin’s life. As Adam takes photo evidence of his swelling face, Michael arrives and sees what happened between him and Nick., Adam opens up to Sharon about why he is with her all the reasons that have nothing to do with Nick and he is more blown away by his true feelings for Sharon than anyone, which scares him and sends him running for the door. At the jail, the man who stabbed Chance reads the article about his commendation in the paper. Later, Chance gets an odd call from the man and goes to the jail to see him. Lauren tries to get answers from Ryder but when he shuts down on her like everyone else she threatens him, making clear that if he hurts anyone she cares about he will wish he stayed in prison. Billy warns Chloe that Chance may not be as upstanding as he seems to be. Lauren is touched when Daisy tells her that she thinks of her as her surrogate mom. Later, after Daisy leaves Lauren finds another rat hidden in the corner of the store. Kay voices her concerns regarding bringing Tucker McCall. Jill arrives as they are leaving for the meeting with a new found spring in her step and remembers her night with Tucker.

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Michael tells Phyllis that Daniel had an “accident” in jail. Michael tells Heather that they need to move Daniel to protective custody because his accident was no accident but Heather refuses to do anything without further evidence. Jill, however, is stunned when she enters the meeting to learn that her bartender from New York is in fact the infamous Tucker McCall. Tucker feigns ignorance in front of Kay and shocks them all when he tells them that he wants to buy the entire 25 percent of the IPO. At court, Billy refuses to reveal his source and insults the judge., Jill confronts Tucker about lying to her but it doesn’t take him long to break down her defenses and the two end up in a passionate kiss. Phyllis decides to go to the landfill to find the gym bag in order to save Daniel from going back to jail, Michael assures Daniel and Amber that Phyllis went home but out in the darkness, Phyllis digs through the landfill. Mac gets the call from the doctor and learns that she is pregnant.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Learns The Truth, Finn Is Reeling, Mike is Too Hard To Handle, Julian Sets A Trap

On Thanksgiving day, General Hospital aired a brand new episode … and it was chocked-full of cliffhangers that will have fans waiting on the edge of their seats till next Monday, when the next new installment of the ABC daytime drama series airs.

In story, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) who is now uber-suspicious of Kendra (Michelle Argyris), receives a visit from her as she is preparing to leave GH and go home after being poisoned. Kendra offers to bring Alexis more supplements, but Alexis tell her she will contact the distributor herself.  Kendra says the distributor only speaks Italian, and Alexis counters that she also speaks Italian.  At that point, Kendra’s plan may have gone up in smoke.  Later, Alexis has checked out of the hospital  on her own.  Neil (Joe Flanigan) is concerned for her, and bumps into Julian (Willam deVry) and it is Julian who says he saw Kendra with the supplement jar retrieving it from the garbage.  The two men look concerned.

Next, we see Kendra visiting her brother, Kiefer’s grave where she places flowers on it, and tells him she promises to make Alexis pay for killing him.  However, Alexis has followed her to the gravesite.  Once Kendra walks away, Alexis goes to the grave, lifts up the flowers and is shocked when she sees Kiefer’s name on the headstone.  Then from behind, Kendra smashes Alexis in the head with a rock.

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Julian is ready to snuff Brad (Parry Shen) out of his and his son, Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) life once and for all, and he cuts a wire in Brad’s car.  Problem is, everyone assumed Lucas would be working on Thanksgiving at the hospital.  So first, Brad lets Michael (Chad Duelle) take Wiley to the Corinthos family Thanksgiving,  and tells Michael he does not want to attend, because of Carly (Laura Wright) and the family’s issue with him visiting Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in prison.  Next, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) tells Lucas to go home – that she got his shift covered by Terry.  Lucas goes home to confront Brad.  He tells his husband, to please tell him what he is keeping from him.

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At the Corinthos home, Mike (Max Gail) comes to Thanksgiving dinner from Turning Woods.  When he comes inside he is confused, wondering when his own parents are coming.  Carly tells him that his parents left him with them to take care of him for Thanksgiving.  Later, Mike is holding baby Donna, which scares Michael, Carly and Sonny (Maurice Benard).  When Carly is able to get the baby in to her hands, Mike loses his temper and gets upset and pushes Sonny right into the Thanksgiving food, which falls to the floor.  Sonny can’t seem to calm Mike down and tells Carly he needs to take his father back to Turning Woods where they can take care of him. Sonny is devastated.

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At Anna’s (Finola Hughes), Finn (Michael Easton) comes upon the letter Hayden wrote for him, when Violet asks for her doll, which is inside her bag.  Alone, Finn opens the letter and is heartbroken, and shook, when he reads that Hayden is in serious trouble and had to leave town to protect Violet. She tells Finn she knows he will take good care of their daughter.  Finn is reduced to tears, trying to cope with what is in front of him.

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So, what did you think of these four cliffhangers? What do you think will happen with Brad, Lucas and the car that Julian tampered with?  Will this be the end of Mike as his condition continues to spiral downward? Will Neil or Julian save Alexis from Kendra? What will Finn’s next move be?  Will he tell Violet that her mother is gone? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Stephen Nichols Returns To DAYS In Cliffhanger As ‘The Phoenix Always Rises From The Ashes’

Now that DAYS will preempted over the Thanksgiving holiday break, leave it to head writer Ron Carlivati and his team to come up with a creative way to usher in the highly-anticipated return of fan favorite, Stephen Nichols and with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Nichols, who has played Steve “Patch” Johnson on and off for decades, was revealed in story at the end of Wednesday’s episode as Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) completes her painting of “Steffy”. Next thing you know, we see Steve, or is it Stefano with a face change, who is wearing a suit and shooting a look over to Gina? The episode fades to black.

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Then, on the heels of the reveal, NBC released next week’s official DAYS promo which has a voice-over of the character of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) saying “The phoenix always rises from the ashes” Next you hear Stefano (aka Nichols) saying “I now have Steve Johnson’s face.”  While Gina wants to know what Stefano’s plan is, he exclaims, “It’s good to be back.”

Watch the exciting promo below, and then let us know what you think of the story twist,  and if you are happy to see Stephen Nichols back on-screen via the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Peter Bergman Reminds Us All Why He is One-of-a-Kind in Memorable Flashback-Driven 30th Anniversary Episode

Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless featured the highly-touted and highly-anticipated 30th anniversary show for Peter Bergman.  For three decades, and with three Daytime Emmys for his work, Bergman has made Jack Abbott one of soap operas all-time classic characters.

And, if anybody needed a reminder, or a refresher course of just how good Peter Bergman has been in this role, you needed to look no further than the tremendous flashbacks the producers of the series pulled to punctuated Jack Abbott’s life story since Bergman’s arrival on the scene, replacing Terry Lester in the pivotal role.

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What was great about this standalone episode, celebrating a milestone for one of their legacy cast members, was that it did not show the same ole’ same ole’ clips that often can be standard fare in soapland.  Instead, viewers were treated to some of the more heartbreaking moments for Jack, i.e. when he tells Nikki that their son who had died saved another child’s life, and that he got to hold the baby.  Then there was the gut-punch when Jack realizes Phyllis has been sleeping with none other than Nick Newman, and he feels the fool and that she played him.  There is the moment when Jack tells his dying father John, that he will look after the family now, and there is even boardroom corporate drama that back in the day was so exciting to see.  How great were Jess Walton and Bergman together back then as Jill and Jack? And then there is the rivalry of soap rivalries between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott played to the hilt by Eric Braeden and Bergman, respectively.

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Watching Bergman’s work in flashbacks would be enough on its own. Now add to that the real-time mature version of Jack, who has realized his many failings and how he would do anything to be CEO of Jabot, including duping his sister, Ashley with the Blood-Abbott clause and more, and you’ve got soap gold.  You definitely needed some hankies for this episode, especially watching the reactions of Bergman acting mostly by himself when going in and out of the flashbacks.  We have often said, no male actor can cry quite like Peter Bergman, and move you to tears.  And in this episode, he did that several times over.

How fitting that Jack was sitting around with his siblings: Traci, Billy, and Ashley as well as his mother, Dina, his son, Kyle and his niece Abby, that brought the episode to its conclusion looking back at the life and times of the Abbott family through Traci’s manuscript that Jack helped write.

In the end, Jack celebrates what being an Abbott means, and remembers those who have passed, and looks forward to new members of the clan to come.

What were your thoughts on Peter Bergman’s Y&R 30th anniversary episode, his performance and those retro-clips? Let us know in the comment section below.   And for more on Bergman’s 30th anniversary make sure to read his interview with Michael Fairman TV here.

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