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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.

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: Mike’s Family Says Their Goodbyes in Emotional Episode Filled With Touching Performances

For anyone who has been watching the emotional Alzheimer’s storyline play out on General Hospital, Wednesday’s episode was a key moment in the storytelling and for the Corinthos family.  To say that the cast delivered in this episode is an understatement; everyone had their moments, and of course, chief among them, Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Mike’s (Max Gail) life is coming to an end as his body is shutting down from the disease.  Stella (Vernee Watson) comes to Mike’s room at Turning Woods and tells Sonny that Mike is waiting for permission to let go.  She explains to Sonny that Mike is torn between this world and the afterlife.   Stella helps Sonny prepare for the final moments of Mike’s life, dimming the lights, giving Sonny ice chips to put on his father’s lips, and for Sonny to put on some of Mike’s favorite music – jazz.   She also gets Mike a blanket because he is getting cold.  Then in a touching moment played to perfection by Vernee Watson, Stella says her own goodbye to Mike and hugs Sonny and tells him how grateful she was to know Mike.

Carly (Laura Wright) had been by Sonny’s side every step of the way in the final days of Mike’s life.  At one point in Mike’s room with Sonny, she has a dream where Mike tells her she is his daughter.  It was another heartbreaking moment – this time played beautifully by Laura Wright.  Earlier, Michael (Chad Duell) said goodbye to his grandfather and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) had also come to Turning Woods, as has Brando (Johnny Wactor) to be there for the end of Mike’s life and to support Sonny

Sonny tells Mike, (who can hear, but cannot truly respond as the disease continues to shut down his body), that he has made peace with what went down between them when he was a child.  He tells Mike, “I just want you to go in peace and go with love.”  Later, Sonny had a recollection seeing his father pray in the back of the church when he was a child, which sparked an idea for him.   Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny know that Mike wants to be forgiven for his sins.

Then in the tearjerker, Father Ramos arrives to bless Mike and cleanse him from all of his sins, as Sonny, Carly, Michael and Josslyn witness it.

Afterwards, Jason realizes that Mike probably does not want to die in front of Sonny and tells Sonny to take a break, but Sonny does not want to – so Jason whispers to Mike that he should not worry that he will take care of Sonny. The two hope Mike will meet up with Morgan in heaven.

At the end of the episode, alone with his father, Sonny tells Mike not to be afraid, or to worry about him, and then remembers the night Mike walked out on him and his mother when he was a kid.  He says he knows his father always loved him … maybe too much.  We fade to black.  Maurice Benard’s work was again outstanding throughout these moments, making Sonny’s life-long pain, and love for this father, palpable.

As someone who went through this horrible disease with his mother, I can say, that GH played the beats of the story to perfection, honoring those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and the family members they leave behind.

So, what did you think of this emotional episode of GH and the performances by the cast? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars

DANCING WITH THE STARS: Anne Heche. Jesse Metcalfe & Chrishell Stause Make Their Ballroom Debuts; While Tyra Banks Bows As New Host

Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars got underway last night, and with the pandemic the changes were noticeable.

Judges seemed more than six feet apart at the table, gone was the Sky Box interviews, gone was the live band,  but we did get canned crowd applause and noise which was too over the top without any audience members truly in the ballroom.

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Tyra Banks made her debut as the new host replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, while Derek Hough took over Len Goodman’s spot at the judges table. With all of that; soap fans were intrigued to see how three of the contestants would do in the scoring with their first dance of the competition.

Anne Heche and dance partner Keo Motsepe (Cha-Cha):  Here we go – for pizazz and going for it … and doing well, we got to give it to Anne Heche (Ex- Vicky/Marly Another World) although at times her foot work was off, she really sold this dance with her enthusiasm and spunk.  Judge Carrie Ann had high praise for Anne as a potential star on the dance floor, and the duo danced to Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start  Now, which we love. Judges’ Score: 18 out of 30

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Jesse Metcalfe and dance partner Sharna Burgess (Quickstep):  Metcalfe (Ex-Dallas, Passions, and Desperate Housewives) looked intense on the dance floor and got some critique for his posture and foot work, but the quickstep is such a hard dance to pull off in the first place.  The duo danced to Stevie Wonder’s Part Time Lover.  And of note: Sharna fangirled out meting Metcalfe whom she loved as Miquel on Passions! Judges’ Score: 18 out of 30

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Chrishell Stause and dance partner Gleb Savchenko (Tango): With mistakes that were noticeably caught by the judges, which they shared were about timing, footwork, and frame work, Chrishell (Ex-AMC, DAYS and Y&R) held it together and got through the dance in spite of it all.  She danced to Pink’s Raise Your Glass.  In a play on Stause’s Selling Sunset real estate gig and reality series, judge Bruno said Stause was “far from closing the deal” with that dance.  Judges’ Score: 13 out of 30.

At the top of the leaderboard after night one of the competition were: 18-year-old Skai Jackson with 21 points, as well as Justina Machado, then former ‘Bachlorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe with 20, along with Catfish creator and host Nev Shulman.  At the bottom of the score board was Tiger King’s Carole Baskin with 11 points.

Watch Anne, Jesse and Chrishell’s performances below.  Then let us know, what did you think of their first dance?  Who impressed you from the entire cast? What did you think of Tyra as Dancing with the Stars new host? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital

GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just make this official as we tweeted about it last week when these scenes aired on Tuesday.  And let’s just say, that Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) could very well receive another Daytime Emmy nomination next year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, if these moments are part of her reel.  LoCicero was previously nominated in 2015 in this category.

Now on to that performance that had everyone a-buzz on social media after it aired.  In the scenes, Robert (Tristan Rogers) has worked his WSB contacts to get Olivia to Geneva to secretly see her son, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), who is suffering from severe trauma and PTSD and is at this facility for treatment.  After traveling half way around the world to get there, with anticipation and wanting to hold her son and be there for him – when she arrives the doctor (Christopher Cousins) tells Dante his mother is here to see him, but Dante refuses to let that happen.

When the doctor tells Olivia that Dante will not open the door to his room to talk to his mom and come face-to-face with her, she goes into momma bear mode, releasing such heartache and anguish, just wanting to see Dante, but she is met with a steely shut door instead.  But as viewers saw, the scenes were made all the more poignant by the split screen; where Dante is on the other side of the door – heartbroken hearing his mother’s cries.  Dominic Zamprogna, who is always stellar, was also moving in these moments.

However, it was LoCicero’s ability to call up such deep rooted love and pain for her child, that any parent could relate to, which broke our hearts, rang so true, and showcased Lisa.

Later in the week, we also see how Liv was there for Robert in return  – and the two are now off on a mission of their own to find Holly (if she is indeed very much alive) which is sure to put a further wedge in her marriage to Ned (Wally Kurth).  That begs the questions, too.  How would you feel about a Robert and Olivia pairing…or would you be rooting for Olivia and Ned to work through their issues?

Through it all, it was Lisa LoCicero who grabbed our attention, brought out the hankies for all of us, and truly compelled the audience.  For all of these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Lisa’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Lisa in these scenes with Dominic? In case you missed them, you can check them out below, then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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