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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.

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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: 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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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Brooke is “Slap” Happy … And Don’t We Love It?

Several characters are pushing the buttons of Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang) these days on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, and in return for their nasty remarks and machinations they have pulled, they have been on the receiving end of a wallop when Brooke’s hand meets their face!

First, there was Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), who was on the receiving end of bitch-slap from Brooke.  Now on Friday’s episode, it was another showdown – Shauna (Denise Richards) vs. Brooke.

Now that Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) is looking to move in with Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) for awhile to give space for him and Brooke to hopefully repair their strained relationship, Brooke shows up at Shauna’s.  Then, the gloves come off, and Brooke wants to know what happened the night Shauna spent with a drunken Ridge.  Shauna tells Brooke that she just made sure that her hubby was alright.  Brooke questions Shauna about not calling her to pick up Ridge. Shauna reminds Brooke that she told her off shortly before that night.

Then, Brooke channels her late mother-in-law, Stephanie Forrester and calls Shauna, “A slut from the desert.”   Shauna bites back saying that she is not the only slut, after all, Brooke slept with all the Forrester men and that Deacon, Hope’s father, was actually her son-in-law!

That was enough for Brooke to slap Shauna, and she really hit her target … so much so … that during the scene, Denise Richards’ earring came off!  During the slap, Brooke warns Shauna to stay away from Ridge with the following words : “He knows you’re trash. Do you understand me?”

Seems to us that Thomas and Shauna might be the next duo to conspire to destroy Ridge and Brooke from ever reconciling.

So, are you loving that Brooke is laying the smackdown on all those who wronged her and her family?  Do you think Thomas and Shauna might end up in an unholy alliance? Comment below.   But first, watch this soapalicious scene featuring Katherine Kelly Lang and Denise Richards.

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