Our Performers of the Week are Days of Our Lives' Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans! Our Honorable Mentions is General Hospital's Kathleen Gati! Read more here --->>>
Recaps & Winners
The Young and the Restless
Victoria may have found a new ally in her fight against Adam in Alyssa after filling her in on Adam’s scheme. Nate and Amanda used their date to learn more about each other before sharing a kiss. Phyllis had to work through her insecurities and fears of starting over with Nick...again. Billy and Lily realized that if they used each other’s strengths then they could make their new business venture a successful one. Nikki unsuccessfully tried to broker peace between Victoria and her father but was able to finally convince Victor to tell her the truth about Kansas. Nick and Phyllis decided to rage war against Adam and Chelsea. Sharon sought out a relaxing and romantic night away with Rey after letting her frustration take over.
Summer caught on to Theo and Kendra’s plan and set up a trap to bait them. Jack and Traci leaned on each other as they worked through their feelings about caring for Dina. Lola had to leave town unexpectedly after a problem arose at her Miami restaurant construction site. Phyllis planned on giving the dirt she had on Adam to Nick but discovered that Abby and Chance had already destroyed it. Theo propositioned Tessa and Mariah about promoting their relationship in the media. They, of course, turned him down. Lily offered Amanda a job offer at Chancellor, which led her to believe that she and Devon were giving her charity as amends for their treatment. Lily denied the theory and told her that they were both sincere about wanting to work with her.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Eric called Brooke out on her latest betrayal, which she passed all blame to Quinn. Flo told Wyatt that something felt off about her meeting with Dr. Escobar. Shauna and Ridge spent one last romantic night together in Vegas before he woke up back at home with Brooke...with no memory of what happened the night before. Wyatt talked with Sally about moving out at Flo’s suggestion but her poor me routine worked and he dropped the subject. Bill confronted Quinn about the video and she gave him some much-needed advice about his relationship. If he wants to be with Katie then he needs to stay away from Brooke. Flo couldn’t shake her uneasy feeling with Dr. Escobar and went back to her office. This time she decided to find the answers she was looking for by herself...and went through Penny’s computer to find Sally’s medical records.
Robert filled Liesl in on his plan to make Peter put his guard down, which included having her extradited for believability. She shared a heartbreaking goodbye with Maxie as she tried one last time to make her believe in her innocence. Dustin had to once again play referee between Lulu and Brook Lynn. Nina feared that Jax would judge her for her dark past after hearing his feelings about Nelle. Britt was offered a better job in Boston and left town without saying goodbye. Michael learned from Diane that his chances of getting full custody weren’t great unless he was able to provide a suitable mother for Wiley. Nelle tried to proposition Valentin, which ended in him threatening to expose her lies. Jason had to explain to Danny why he couldn’t be around for a while.
Lulu wasn’t happy to learn that Maxie was working under Valentin now. Finn went a tad overboard with Violet’s birthday party to make up for the fact that he had missed so many and that Hayden wasn’t there. Robert set his plan in motion and apologized to Peter for his treatment of him. Peter being perceptive realized that he was up to something and made a call to a mystery person to start a distraction for Robert. Sonny confronted Nikolas about hurting Spencer. Robert shared with Olivia that there wasn’t any good news about Dante’s healing. Sonny and Jason figured out that Renault is trying to get leverage on all authority figures in Port Charles and warned Anna about him. Chase told WIllow to either commit fully and marry Michael or step back completely and let it be their problem. Charlotte decided to get even with Ava by sneaking a snake into Ava's purse at Violet’s birthday party.
Days of Our Lives
Marlena comforted Kristen as she convinced her to hand over the baby back to the nurse. Sarah stopped the wedding and revealed to Xander that she knew the truth. Heartbroken, he tried his best to explain his reasoning behind the betrayal. Brady was shocked to learn that his daughter was alive and rushed to tell Kristen the news. Sarah, who was not ready to give up Mickey, took off with her on the Kiriakis jet. Will and Sonny brought back up the conversation of having another baby. Eli and Lani were reinstated on the force. Just in time because Christian’s lawyer - who turned out to be his sister - was able to get him and Orpheus out on bail. Christian made a beeline to David, who was spending the day with Ciara and Ben and tried to tell him who his father was. While Orpheus made himself at home at Rafe’s. Unfortunately for Rafe, the ISA won’t allow him to be touched at the moment.
Hope is still struggling with her guilt as she remembered more of Gina’s heinous actions. Kayla’s story of their love was able to bring Steve’s memories back! Sadly, the happiness was fleeting as she had to fill him in on what had happened over the last year including Adrienne’s death, Stefano, and the fact that she had moved on with Justin. Marlena was freaked out hearing Orpheus was alive...and it got worse as he showed up on her doorstep. Sonny reconnected with Steve as they discussed Adrienne. Sonny also took the opportunity to share how his father and Kayla’s relationship was more than a rebound. Kayla struggled with her feelings of obligation to Justin and her love for Steve and sought out advice from Jennifer. While Jack worked to convince Steve to fight for the woman he loves. His speech may have worked if Justin hadn’t have filled Steve in on Stevano trying to kill Kayla.
Our Performers of the Week are Days of Our Lives’ Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans!
Steve is back...and the Stayla fans rejoiced! We have been waiting for the moment that these two soulmates were reunited for real this time and they did not disappoint. In the hopes of bringing Steve’s memory back after surgery, Kayla told him the story of them. In a purely beautiful moment, Steve began repeating his vows along with her. There is a very short list of tv couples who have as much chemistry as Stephen and Mary Beth. When they are on screen together it is magic.
Steve and Kayla’s happy reunion was short-lived as Kayla told Steve about Adrienne’s death, Stevano, and her new relationship with Justin. Stephen did an incredible job portraying the myriad of emotions that Steve was experiencing. The heartbreak of losing his sister and the love of his life as well as the anger of Stefano’s invasive dirty deed. And can we just say how great it was to see the Johnson brothers reunited?!!
Mary Beth is an actress that doesn’t need a single word to express what she is feeling. Kayla is stuck in a horrible situation. She feels obligated to stay with Justin, who she genuinely cares about. But the pull to her true soulmate, Steve, is always there. The scene at the elevator when she chose to go home with Justin but you could see in her hesitation that she truly wanted to be with Steve was EVERYTHING! I am so excited for what’s to come with these two!
Our Honorable Mention goes to General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati!
Poor Liesl! As part of Robert’s plan to make Peter let his guard down, she is being extradited for her trial. She had one last chance to say goodbye to Maxie before being taken away. Liesl tried her best to convince Maxie of the truth to no avail. Kathleen’s performance as Liesl, a woman who can always find her way out of trouble, learned that she has seemingly lost her entire family due to Peter - with no power to stop it - was heart-wrenching!