Our Performer of the Week is The Young and the Restless' Jason Thompson (Billy)! Read more here --->>
Recaps & Winners
The Young and the Restless
Summer and Kyle decided to elope after his divorce was finalized and Jack expressed his wishes that the pair would hold off on getting married. Amanda sought out more information on Hilary through Mariah, Phyllis, and Jack. Victor was surprised to learn from Nikki that Victoria was involved in Billy’s plan to take on Adam and the family. Phyllis asked Nick to stay out of the drama. Theo offered to help Lola get Kyle back which upset her. Abby talked with Chance about her miscarriage and uneasiness about trying again. Traci discovered that Dina’s necklace was famously stolen from Italian royalty and sold on the black market. Victor was also able to provide more details on the necklace after revealing that it had been stolen from the Abbotts, sending him on a search for the piece to give to Nikki. Amanda began to wonder who her mother was when she found out that there were no birth records of her or Hilary.
Billy threw caution to the wind as he published the article about Adam despite a wave of warnings and threats from the people around him. Even though Victoria wanted this article published she feared the repercussions after seeing just how far Billy went with the story. Sharon and Nick worried about Faith when the story of her kidnapping made Billy's story, causing her to be bullied by her schoolmates. Phyllis found out that she can’t afford the taxes on the hotel after paying off Abby. Rey informed Sharon that he would be investigating Victor and Adam’s crime, asking her why she continued to make excuses for Adam’s sordid behavior. Victor warned Victoria that if the company takes a hit because of her he would strip her of everything. After saving Jared’s life, Elena confided in Nate about her fears for her relationship. The intimate moment led to the two kissing in the clinic.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Liam, Finn, and Ridge came together as a united front to confront Steffy, who was still in denial of her addiction. Hope comforted Thomas as he struggled with the news of Steffy’s pain. Zoe apologized to Brooke for her past transgressions, moving forward. Steffy finally realized that she had a problem and agreed to check into a rehab facility. After Quinn continued her instance, Ridge agreed to have another wedding with Shauna. Brooke warned Ridge that if he goes through with the ceremony this could be the end for them. Carter was surprised when he received a long-awaited promotion to COO of Forrester Creations. Things seem to be taking a turn as Katie overheard Quinn and Shauna talking about deceiving Ridge, taking the info to Ridge on the day of the wedding.
While the ISA was vague on the details of his mission, Dante discovered that his targets are Peter and Anna. It was also revealed that the one pulling the strings behind the scenes was Liesl, who is after revenge on Peter. Olivia was afraid to go home and face Ned and the problems in her relationship. Chase was able to stop the fight between Ned and Valentin but not before Alexis took a drink. A drunk Ned and Alexis decided to commiserate and reminisce about old times. Cyrus began looking into Britt but was met with a worried Portia who asked him to stay out of it. Martin was attacked from behind by Julian for Nelle’s letter...unfortunately for him it turns out the real letter was sent to Ryan Chamberlain in Pentonville. Nikolas and Ava reconsidered the conditions of their marriage after having slept together.
Homecoming didn’t go as planned for the teens as Trina was plagued with bad memories and Dev’s feelings were shot down by Joss. Though, as it always seems to happen, Cam and Joss found themselves together...and sharing a kiss! Olivia told Lulu about her heartbreaking visit with Dante. Cyrus, who is working hard to get Julian on his side, provided an alibi for him when he was questioned by the police for Martin’s attack. He also continued to work on Brando by bribing him with new garage equipment and having the thugs who attacked him arrested. Sonny thanked Jax for helping Carly. Robert made sure to let Peter know he was back in town and still coming after him. Ava was shocked when she received a call from Ryan after Julian goes to her for help.
Days of Our Lives
Allie and Tripp had a tense run-in with each other, leaving him confused when she slapped him. Tripp was shocked when he found out who Allie was and that she had a baby. Steve started putting the dots together and asked him if he could be the baby’s father to which he denied saying they never slept together. However, Allie revealed to Nicole that Tripp was Henry’s dad and that she didn’t have much memory of her night with Tripp since they were both drunk. Though, as she told her story she started having flashes of a man on top of her and her saying no. Nicole was able to convince Allie to talk with Lani about her story. After Lani brought her issues with Trask to Abe, he tried to no avail to get her to recuse herself from the case. Kristen was released on bail thanks to Belle, thinking of going on the run. Brady was able to convince her to stay and fight this together. John became more and more frustrated that he couldn’t control his behavior. Kristen asked Marlena if she would help out with Rachel if she went to prison.
Eli was concerned when Trask was getting closer to figuring out about Lani’s involvement in helping Kristen escape before. Lani considered deleting the damning camera footage but didn’t. Trask offered Eli a deal. He was to help send Kristen away for life and she would drop the investigation into Lani. Maggie’s family dinner went haywire when Philip was arrested for assaulting Jan. Sarah confronted Xander knowing that he had something to do with it. She informed him that she would not stand for him returning to his old ways. Hope and Ben were able to track down Vincent who finally agreed to tell them the truth about Ciara. Jan’s plan to win back Shawn begins with Belle being Philip's lawyer after his arrest. Jake apologized to Abby for his behavior and warned her to keep her eye on Gwen..and to go to bat for him with Chad.
Our Performer of the Week is The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson!
There wasn’t just one moment that stood out for Jason Thompson this week. It was a collection of strong, intense scenes that made him our pick for Performer of the Week. Seeing Billy not have a care in the world as he dropped the bomb of an article against the Newman family was fantastic. It was the actions of a man who was just tired of seeing these two men skate by in life having ruined everyone else's’ along the way. Billy wanted revenge and he was willing to do whatever that took...even if it ends up taking him down in the process. Thompson, who continuously delivers solid work, was able to play Billy’s drive for retribution with perfect clarity. Bravo!
Our Honorable Mention goes to The Bold and the Beautiful's Thorsten Kaye!
This week Thorsten portrayed Ridge's heartbreak over Steffy's addiction with such raw conviction that it had us reaching for the tissues! Pulling out all the emotional stops, Ridge pleaded with his daughter to seek help as he didn't want to lose another child so senselessly. The best part of Kaye's performance was the subtly to his scenes. You were able to feel every emotion without the over dramatics that a scene like that would normally call for.