The performer of the week is General Hospital's Eden McCoy (Josslyn) and the honorary mention goes to Matthew Ashford (Jack, DAYS). Learn more here--->>
We have a lot of ground to cover so let's begin.
The Bold and the Beautiful
We believe in telling it like it is or at least how we see it. Bold can be at times, too many times, challenging to partake in. So, we want to start out by giving them mad props. The scenes with Quinn and Shauna, Bill, Quinn and Shauna and then with Wyatt added in about Bill possibly being Flo's daddy and Wyatt's sister, were very well done. They were funny and entertaining. Applause! Applause! Applause! What is better than a who the baby daddy storyline? The "I don't have any idea of who the baby daddy is" storyline. Shauna was young, fancy, free and living her best life in Vegas. But as Bill Spencer so happily boasted when the results were in; Bill was not the winner of the DNA contest. Flo's daddy was the late Storm Logan (Brooke, Donna and Katie's brother). Donna, Brooke and Katie all remembered their brother lovingly and heroically, flashbacks included. Storm shot himself so Katie could have his heart when she was in grave condition after she was accidentally shot.
Flo was with Hope and so close to telling her the truth about Beth (no she wasn't) when Shauna, Quinn and Wyatt charged in to give her the news about her father. Flo was shocked to learn she was a Logan and more so Hope's cousin. It was upsetting for Flo to learn her father was dead. Hope was glad Flo was her cousin and was so sure that explained their connection. Um, you ain't even close Hope. Most of the week focused on Flo's paternity but also noteworthy; Bill asked Katie to dinner (she accepted) and Flo kissed Wyatt. Sally, you better kiss grandma bye-bye and get yourself back to L.A.!
The Young and the Restless
Y&R had been on the upswing the last several weeks. But this past week somethings had us saying, hmm. Sharon confronted Rey about the baby picture, ultra sound. Regardless of his reasons why he hadn't told her Mia was pregnant, Sharon told Rey he should have. Sharon called Mia to meet up. Sharon vs Mia was excellent. The dialogue and the actors gave us great verbal cat fight soap. In the midst, Mia doubled over with pain. At the hospital she just knew her pee buying scheme was going to be exposed. But heartbeat alert! Mia is pregnant! Villy was one of those things that made us say, hmm. Billy didn't seem too concerned (he was concerned we guess but he got over it really quick) that Victoria had just slept with Brandon. He told Victoria they were end game, they made each other better and Billy wanted them to be together. They started kissing. Did we mention she had just slept with Brandon? Victoria heard her father and his bald headed sidekick, Spider, were buying into high stakes poker games. Trying to track Victor down, she had a poker game in her suite in Vegas and let Billy with the gambling addiction sit in. Huh? Victor nor the sidekick showed up. But Billy's taste for his "drug" did.
Another, hmm. This Skyle/Lola triangle seemed to jump six months ahead and nobody clued us in. We are old enough to remember when virgin Lola wouldn't sleep with Kyle when he was her man buying her a 5K purse. Yet after a conversation with Phyllis and Mia she was ready to break her virginity and sleep with a married Kyle? Hmm. Kola had dinner at the very public Athletic Club and told each other how much they loved each other. Lola invited Kyle for "dessert". Just when Lola was about to be defrocked, Summer, who smelled the scent of Lola trying to get up on her husband, made a U turn and said forget the spa. She was blowing up Kyle's phone. That cooled things off with Kola big time. Kyle went home and confided in his daddy, Jack who told him man up and choose one. Phyllis armed with the pics of Kola stormed the Abbott mansion. She told Jack ante up Fenmore's or I'm going to blow all y'all to bits. Jack asked at the expense of Summer? Phyllis said I can take care of me and protect Summer at the same time. Kyle told his daddy don't blink. Kyle took Phyllis ammunition out of her hands and told Summer. Summer like Billy didn't seem too upset. And she actually thought him not sleeping with Lola meant he was really committed to her and their marriage. Um, mkay. Jack told Phyllis nice shot but she missed. Do what you gotta do but we ain't budging. An enraged Phyllis broke a mirror and gave her reflection the look of "death". Watch out Abbotts.
Jack accused Billy, Summer, etc of colluding with Ashley and telling her about their new business concept until the basket light bulb went off in Jack's head and he found the bug. Ashley and Jack agreed on $4,000,000 if she would table My Beauty Collective. Not a bad payday Ms. Abbott not bad at all. Also, since Summer was no longer a suspect in spy gate Jack was glad when Summer accepted his prior offer to come work at Jabot.
Days of Our Lives
Lani is falling hard and fast for Little David. It's hard to blame her. He's so cute. But sis was rude to Ben and would barely let Ben hold his own nephew. Lani, it's okay. Ben killed adults. I think Little David is safe with him. LOL. I saw this on Twitter and thought it was so great. Ben is now "Uncle Ben"! Hope wasn't as enamored with the baby. She told Rafe they couldn't bring a baby into their messed up home. Later she told him Ted loves me and he kissed me. Rafe was like, oh yeah. Well, this is what I'm gonna do. I'm going to take care of Little David like Jordan asked me, move out and give you time to figure out who you want. Deuces. Ted was/is relentless in his pursuit of Hope. Eric talked Jennifer into stopping Jack and Eve's wedding. Eric became a Russian to keep Eve occupied with trying to obtain dirt on Abe. While Jennifer went "Back to the Future" trying to jar Jack with memories of when he kidnapped her at her wedding to Emilio Ramirez. We were blessed with flashbacks (the good kind of Days flashbacks). Jennifer tried but to no avail. Jack was struck in the head by falling boxes and called her Loretta but he still left and went back to Eve. Wilson can not catch a break. We don't know if it was the evil eye or not. But Will was diagnosed with a small mass on his frontal lobe. They are not sure yet if it's cancer.
Claire is not playing with nobody anymore. Tripp was set to marry Haley and she was unraveling. She got up in a surprised Eve's face and told her she had made promises, she expected her to keep them and not let her down. And Eve wasn't going to blow her off regardless if her groom was MIA right before her wedding. Yep Eve, it was like looking in a mirror. In her unraveling emotional state Claire let it slip about the lighter. Eve who has played a game or two picked up on it and questioned Claire. Claire tearfully confessed everything to Eve. And told Eve she did try and go back to save her Auntie Ciara. Eve was comforting Claire and calculating. There was no need for fire starter Claire to go down. Why not frame serial killer, Ben, who killed her daughter? Eve and Claire....those two are something else. ICE (and not the kind that makes our drinks cold) popped up uninvited at the faux wedding of Tripp and Haley. She interrupted Jaley who was getting very comfortable on the couch. Claire secured another audio of Tripp admitting the wedding to Haley wasn't real and ran into the loft to stop the wedding. Will she actually play the audio? Across town, at Jeve's wedding Jack said he couldn't do "this". Did those blows to the head by the boxes actually help?
Anna found out Alex lied about the memory swapping story. She believed that Robin could be Alex's daughter and not hers. Robert spoke for us and please please please for the writers too when he pushed back on Anna and that idea. Yes, Robert, we are in full agreement with you; we are not going to entertain any rewrites, retcons or revisits. Robin is Anna's daughter. Period. End of Story. And we really don't want to hear anything else about it. Felicia/Ava/Laura had a strategy session on how to lure Ryan out of hiding. Felithe cia, expert in all things Ryan, told them the answer was simple; Ava you flaunt another man in his face. Willow and Chase took the next step and had sex. Nora filed a motion for all charges on Kevin to be dropped. Real talk it was lots of legal jargon that we didn't follow. But Kevin is a free man that we know for sure. Sasha played peacemaker and Nina forgave Maxie. Spencer was in Port Charles. Valentin was blackmailing Spencer, a child, to call the FBI (about election tampering) if Spencer kept pushing the narrative that Valentin had a secret Nina didn't know about. Valentin blackmailing a child. Moving on.
Oscar woke-up. His tumor had grown again after his latest seizure. There were tears everywhere as Oscar, Kim, Drew, Joss, Monica all tried to come to grips with what was happening. Harmony came to participate in Kristina's promotion DOD ceremony, The Trust. Kristina drank the "tea" and was passed out and primed for her promotion which unknown to her would include a proposition of sex with Shiloh. Sam lured Shiloh away so Jason could kidnap Kristina. Jason, Sonny, Alexis and Alexis' shrink, who was also versed in exit therapy for cult participants (Who Knew?), staged an intervention for an irate, tearful and begging Kristina. In tears, she begged them to take her back to DOD. Yeah. Kristina is really really really gone.
Performers of the Week
Our Performer of the Week was Eden McCoy! (Joss, General Hospital)
How many of you all remember your first love? I do. The first kiss. The butterflies. When just the thought of seeing them sent your heart aflutter. How many of you all remember your first heartbreak? I do. I never quite understood how a heartbreak somehow could travel to make you sick in the pit of your stomach. Anyway, can you imagine your first love dying of a brain tumor? That's what Joss has been going through. Joss must be terrified, somewhat angry, confused as to why this is happening, overwhelmed and just plain traumatized. She has held up surprisingly well considering. But last week with news that the tumor had grown more and the doctors felt the time was very near; Joss broke down. She was broken yet wanted the doctor to know she was still strong. We have said it before and looks like it's time to say it again (yea). It is always gratifying to see a young daytime actor go from a cocoon to a bright colorful beautiful butterfly. And last week Ms. McCoy got her wings. She performed each emotion, feeling and sentiment as any butterfly would. You can tell Ms. McCoy is smartly gleaning all she can from the pro, Laura Wright. Eden keep doing what you are doing. You have arrived. Fly Butterfly Fly!
Our Honorable Mention is Matthew Ashford! (Jack, Days of our Lives)
Amnesic Jack had another eventful week with the women who love him. He was blindsided by Eve into getting married. Jennifer kidnapped him to try and make him remember who he was before marrying Eve. His sister Adrienne, agreed to officiate the wedding but had something up her sleeve for sure. Jennifer desperate to stop him from marrying Eve kidnapped him and tried to use a kidnapping/wedding throwback to jar his memory. A frustrated Jack rebelled, rejected and rebuffed Jennifer's desperate attempts. But what became increasingly clear in those scenes is that it is Jack who is the desperate one. He is desperate to be something, to have something, to feel something. The mayor's race and Eve are something he has. He knows. There is no pressure to remember or to be anything. Jack can just be. Matthew's performance opened our eyes to see this from Jack's point of view. It's not as if he didn't want to or was refusing to remember. He can't. Matthew nailed Jack's exasperation, exhaustion and emptiness. As far as he knew he had no past. But what he had was a present, a future. And if he walked away from Eve or the mayor's race, what would he have? According to Jack, nothing. We so appreciated Matthew's performance and for shining a light on how this must all must be for Jack. Because you know us diehards just want Jack and Jennifer together again LOL. So, thank you Matthew for enlightening us! P.S. your scenes with Casey/JJ were also so good! Nailed it all!
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