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Y&R’s Jason Thompson and Melissa Claire Egan Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

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Get your Emmy reels ready, Jason Thompson (Billy) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), with your riveting scenes from this week’s episodes of The Young and the Restless.

The drama continued this past Monday after the stunning cliffhanger the Friday prior, where Chelsea was getting ready to jump off the hotel roof as her depression over took her, and she felt ending her life was the only way to stop the voices in her head. Just as Chelsea is ready to step off the ledge, Billy appears. Now realizing he is in way over his head, when confronting someone who is in the middle of a suicide attempt, he does his best on the fly to save Chelsea.

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Eventually, when Chelsea won’t get off the ledge, Billy climbs up on the ledge next to her. Chelsea wants to be alone.  She cries, “It hurts every single day when I wake up. I don’t want to wake up anymore.”  She goes on to say, “I’ve hurt so many people. I don’t think I deserve happiness. Maybe I’m just not meant for this world.”  Billy thanks her for sharing that with him, but suggests they get down from the ledge and they can just talk. He tries to assure Chelsea that there are people who love and care about her, but she disagrees. When the subject goes to her sons, Connor and Johnny, and how Victoria (Amelia Heinle) wanted her to stay away from Johnny, it affected her seismically. When Billy tells her to get down from the ledge, she kisses him and tells Billy he is a good man with tears in her eyes. However, she begins to jump anyway! Billy manages to grab her and pull her down from the ledge, and ultimately, saves her life.

Now with his coat around her to keep her warm, Billy promises Chelsea she will find her way out of the hell she finds herself in. Adam (Mark Grossman) finds them as Billy escorts Chelsea off the roof to get her inside, and to her hotel suite, without explaining anything to his enemy.

Once in Chelsea’s suite, Billy tells Chelsea he’s not leaving her alone. Chelsea is angry that he saved her from jumping, telling him that he had no right and he took that choice from her.  Billy tells her it’s not a choice she would have made two weeks ago or two weeks from now.  He was not going to allow her to do that to herself, or her sons.

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Billy admits he doesn’t know how to handle any of this, and is not sure what exactly do, but he’s staying put.  Chelsea admits, “I keep hearing voices.”  She also talks about a previous kiss with Billy and how it was a mistake, and how Connor and Johnny are better off without her, stating, “The world is better off without me!” Billy asks her not to say that, as he is getting increasingly more lost and what to do for Chelsea and is desperate for some help.

When Chelsea admits she is worn out and needs to sleep, Billy helps her to her bed, and tucks her in. Then he, sits on the edge of the bed in tears and overwhelmed.  In a smart move, Billy contacts Sharon (Sharon Case), and tells her about Chelsea: “She wanted to end her life, Sharon”.  Billy hopes Sharon knows what to do because Chelsea’s feelings haven’t changed and she could try to end her life again.  Sharon tells Billy they need to get Chelsea into a mental health facility with professionals.

Once Sharon arrives at the suite, and in another emotional moment played to perfection by Thompson, Billy recalls the night his daughter Delia died, and how he held her in his arms before the ambulance arrived and how minutes seemed like hours.  He told Sharon, all he could do was hold Delia and tell her she would be OK, but he knew in his gut she wasn’t going to make it. Billy shares “I had the same feeling tonight”.  Feeling inadequate on how he tried to help Chelsea, Sharon says he handled it perfectly.  It was then Billy admits, he couldn’t save his daughter, but he won’t let the same thing happen to Chelsea.

When Chelsea stirs in the bed, she calls out for Billy. He tells her Sharon is with them now. Billy explains he called her as he needed some help on how to deal with this.  Stunningly, Sharon makes inroads with Chelsea assuring her that she is there to help her, expressing: “Trust me. And if you can’t trust me, trust Rey.  He saw the good in you and gave you another chance. Don’t throw that away.”  It is then that Chelsea agrees to let Sharon and Billy help her.

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Next, they bring Chelsea to a mental health facility where Sharon meets the therapist Ms. Lawson. Despondent in the room, Billy gets Chelsea to snap out of it, when he asks her if she realizes what is happening.  She then panics realizing where she is.  Billy assures her she’s in a much better place than before.  Billy vows he will go through this with her, and be there when she needs him. Billy also assures her that Connor will be well taken care of, and she should concentrate on getting better so she can enjoy Thanksgiving with her son.

Once alone with the therapist, Chelsea doesn’t think she wanted to die, she just didn’t want to be out of pain. She admits she felt alone, unworthy, and that her presence was ruining other’s lives. In tears, Chelsea admits she needs help, and wants to get better, but she doesn’t know if that will even be possible.

While clearly this entire situation will bond Chelsea and Billy forever, it cannot be overstated how impactful this story was for anyone who has considered ending their life, is struggling with depression, or for those on the other side of it; thrust into a desperate situation they have never had experience with while knowing one wrong move, or one wrong word, could send the person over the edge.

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Jason Thompson played all the beats so realistically that you could feel Billy’s struggle, and yet his willingness to see this through with Chelsea however it would turn out.  Melissa Claire Egan took viewers on an emotional rollercoaster as all of Chelsea’s raw pain was exposed and tapped into someone who felt they had nothing left to live for.  The writing of this story arc was also effective, and we can only hope Y&R stays on track and sees this important story on mental health through.

For these very effective scenes, Michael Fairman TV names Jason Thompson and Melissa Claire Egan’s work The Power Performances of the Week.

So, what did you think of the Billy and Chelsea scenes? What did you think of Jason and Melissa’s work? Do you think Billy and Chelsea will wind up in a relationship together, when Chelsea gets out of her depression and deals with what’s been troubling her … or do you want Billy to remain with Lily (Christel Khalil)? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Cathy
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Cathy

No thanks. That’s a horrible message to send. She also raped him but let’s just forget about that to push this nonsense RME.

John McDonald
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John McDonald

Agreed.

Nicole
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Nicole

No. Great scenes and actors but not into them as a pairing at all. The rape history is ugly. Prefer him with Victoria or Lily.

Abby
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I think making Chelsea a couple with the person she wanted and rejected her only after she threatened suicide sends a very dangerous message about getting your heart’s desire so no, I hope they pair Billy with Sharon instead.

John McDonald
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John McDonald

The idea of them as a couple disgusts me but I liked the acting.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Stunning work from both and a happy surprise for me since I’ve never cared for Jason Thompson’s version of Billy. But he REALLY delivered here and made the story even more poignant. Lily and Billy never worked for me; there’s more chemistry in a bath mat. So, I’m game for a friendship with Chelsea but she’s got a ways to go before falling in love (or into bed) with anyone.

Lew S.
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Feeling lost and at your final limit isn’t nonsense. Not everyone can push their way through. No, I don’t like Chelsea and Billy as a couple and I hope they allow Chelsea to get past this and find a purpose.

rose
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I was all set not to watch this story. But while I didn’t like the subject matter ended up watching anyway. It was extremely well done by Jason (Billy) and Melissa.(Chelsea). But add me to the list that doesn’t want to see them together. In fact I can’t recommend Chelsea to anyone I’ve seen so far. Liked Billy with Lilly when they actually worked together as a team, before the merger. Hope they recapture those feelings.

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MCE is amazing – I’ve always known she could deliver having first seen her on AMC when she and Billy Miller were brother and sister and had terrific scenes. Hard as this subject is, it is a great showcase for her talent. It’s also great to see Jason T. deliver and have something to get his teeth into. He has not had a story that show his talent for a long time. That said, I don’t know why all these posts refer to the possibility of a pairing between these two. Billy is being an amazing friend to Chelsea and… Read more »

Susan R
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Susan R

Perfectly stated! I 100% agree with you JenW

Ingrid
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Ingrid

I would be open to a Chelsea and Billy pairing 2.0

Rossiejf47
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Rossiejf47

Jason and Melissa both deserve an Emmy for their performances and I would love to see Billy and Chelsea get together on the show .He and Lilly have no chemistry and she is too superficial .

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AEW DYNAMITE: The Elite Mock CM Punk In Chi-Town; Jon Moxley Confronts William Regal After ‘Full Gear’ Swerve

Anticipation was high for Wednesday night’s Thanksgiving Eve AEW Dynamite on TBS.  There were plenty of questions to be answered from the fallout from the Full Gear pay-per-view.

Airing live from Chicago, the show opened with William Regal, who came to the ring to address the crowd who were already hostile towards him for his heel turn during Full Gear.  Regal, who had been the manager of the Blackpool Combat Club, and supposedly in then champion Jon Moxley’s corner at Full Gear, passed brass knuckles to MJF, who used them on Moxley to become the new AEW World Champion.  On ‘Dynamite’, Regal had some explaining to do, only we never got the explanation!

When Jon Moxley came to the ring to confront Regal for his betrayal, out came Bryan Danielson.  Danielson pleaded with Mox to not attack Regal, followed by Danielson slapping the former champ in the face.  Moxley eventually told Regal: Lordship, I only want one thing from you.  I want you to run. Run far away, as far away as you can, and you never, ever come back. Right now. Walk. And keep on walking.”

Next, Regal left the ring and headed to the back, but is it for good? Previously, Regal told the crowd, MJF was off shooting a motion picture (The Iron Claw) and would return to ‘Dynamite’ next week and all would be explained.  AEW fans in attendance and the viewers at home were left with basically no answers … for now.

In another major development, during the second in the best of seven trios matches between The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson) and AEW Trios Champs, Death Triangle (Pac, Rey Fenix, and Penta El Zero Miedo), The Elite effectively mocked CM Punk in the ring during the match.

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This did not sit-well with the fans from Chicago.  After all, Punk is their hometown boy.  When Omega bit Pac during the match, it was a mocking of Punk’s friend Ace Steel allegedly biting Omega in the backstage brawl a few months back. Then, Omega hit Punk’s finisher, the GTS to try to pin Pac.

Later, Matt Jackson executed Hangman Adam Page’s signature move, the Buckshot Lariat, but as if he were Punk in his championship match with Page.  In that match, Punk botched the move several times.  It should also be noted, The Elite are friends with Page.

In the end, Death Triangle (using a hammer again) won the match going up 2-o in the best of seven series.

One thing is for sure, Wrestling Observer noted that people in Punk’s camp were not happy with the mockery The Elite made of the backstage brawl, and Punk in the ring, during their match on ‘Dynamite’.

So, why do you think William Regal aligned with MJF? Do you think CM Punk could be on his way back after he is healed from his torn tricep surgery, or is he on his way out of AEW with a contract buyout as has been previously rumored? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out the action of what went down on “Dynamite’ below.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas Crowned Season 31 Champs!

Dancing with the Stars first season exclusively streaming on Disney+ has come to an end with last night’s season finale.

If anything can be said about this season, it’s that it was truly the most emotional and memorable, and featured some of the best dancing and choreography ever on the long-running series. Now the question is, did enough people even watch it on the streamer, or can or will Disney move the ballroom competition back to network TV and ABC next season?  If they do, it will also look a lot different with the announcement of some key departures.

The season finale featured the emotional farewells of head judge Len Goodman, and two-time Mirrorball professional dance champ and mainstay with the show, Cheryl Burke.

Now on to the final night of competition. The couples danced two rounds – the first was the redemption dance, where each couple was tasked with repeating a dance they did earlier in the season – and it’s usually the one they had the hardest time executing. Drag queen extraordinaire, Shangela and her pro partner Gleb, and former B&B star, and Let’s Make a Deal host Wayne Brady and his partner Witney scored 36 out of 40 after round 1.

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However, TikTok sensation Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas, who performed a Jive, and The Bachelorette’s Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy, who danced the Cha-Cha, each received perfect scores of 40 from the judges, and their routines were just stunning in the process.

Later in the night, it was one last chance for the couples to impress the judges and the viewers at home with their freestyle routine.  Everyone’s freestyle was off the hook, but none more so than Charli and Mark, who danced and told the story of losing their love of dance and then re-capturing it.  It had everything: the Waltz, the Tango, the Quickstep, tap dancing, lifts and more. Kudos to the brilliance of Ballas for his choreography, and the choice of song “Us Again” by Pinar Toprak.

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Gabby and Val played up Windey’s sex appeal and strength with a number choreographed to “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago, Wayne and Witney brought the throwback funk with a routine to a mashup of Bruno Mars “24K Magic” and Ciara ft Chamillionaire’s “Get Up”.

The final dance of the season was a drag queens and entertainment delight when Shangela, and Gleb (now in drag as his alter-ego, Natasha) gave a fierce glitz and glamour performance to “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and Rupaul’s “Call Me Mother”.

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Before the results were revealed, host Tyra Banks said that this season there were the most votes ever in the history of the show. (Problem is, there has been no data provided by the streamer to know how many viewers have actually watched the show on Disney+).

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Here is how it played out after the nationwide vote combined with judges scores: fourth place went to Shangela and Savchenko.  Third place went to Brady and Carson.  In second and runners-up were Gabby and Val.  So as predicted, Charli and Mark are named the champions and the Mirrorball trophy winners!

So, what did you think of this season of DWTS? Are you happy that Charli and Mark were crowned the champs? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Steffy is Stunned by Douglas’ Secret …. What Will She Do With the Intel?

It’s time for Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Taylor’s (Krista Allen) fast-tracked nuptials … what could go wrong? Plenty! But will it? That is the question in viewers minds after Monday’s major cliffhanger on The Bold and the Beautiful.

While everyone is preparing for the ceremony, Douglas (Henry Joseph Samiri) has gone upstairs to be alone saying he is not feeling well.  Steffy decides to go check on him after a conversation with Eric (John McCook) and Ridge.  Meanwhile, Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) and Taylor (Krista Allen) are sharing hugs as his mother’s dreams of marrying Ridge are coming true.

In Douglas’ room, Steffy tries to get to the bottom of what is troubling her nephew. Douglas shares that he knows how his grandparents feel about each other, but is concerned about Grandma Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang).  Steffy explains that Ridge cares about Brooke, but doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life with her.

Inquisitive, Steffy asks Douglas, why he is bringing up Brooke?  She wonders if Brooke said something to upset Douglas.  “Not her, no,” Douglas replies and Steffy asks, “Who then?”  Next, we get a flashback of Thomas warning his son to not say a word about the voice-changing app.  Douglas then confesses, “It’s my dad.”

Douglas goes on to say he is upset over something he found out that his dad doesn’t want anyone else to know.  Steffy deduces Thomas wants to keep Douglas quiet and tells the young boy she will handle his dad adding, “You can trust me.”

Next, Douglas fills Steffy in about the voice-changing app on his phone, and how it can make your voice sound like someone else.  He goes on to say that Thomas is very upset about some recordings he made that he wants Douglas to forget. Just then, Steffy asks to hear them. It is then that Douglas plays the CPS call with Brooke’s voice on it.  Steffy asks, why he has Brooke’s call?  Douglas says it wasn’t her call.  Next, Douglas plays a recording of Thomas using the same words, which begin with “Hello, I’d like to report a child in danger.”  Steffy is left reeling saying under her breath, “No, he wouldn’t.”  Douglas admits his dad used the app to make his voice sound like Grandma Brooke.

It that moment, it all comes together for Steffy! She realizes Thomas called CPS on himself disguising his voice as Brooke’s using the app.  To which Douglas added that his dad did it to “Make Grandad mad.”  Steffy adds,“To leave Brooke”, and Douglas finishes the thought, “And marry Grandma Taylor.”  Steffy is shaken and utters, “Oh, my God!” (We fade to black).

So, what do you think will happen next? Will Steffy keep her mouth shut so Ridge marries Taylor? Will she confront Thomas? Will anybody do the right thing and let Ridge know the CPS call was not Brooke or Brooke’s fault?  Share your thoughts on the reveal in the comment section below.  But first, watch the key scene from today’s B&B below.

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