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Recaps & Winners
Days of Our Lives
Philip’s plan to mess with Xander continued to work in his favor as Sarah kicked Xander out of the bedroom until he apologized to Philip. Against her better judgment, Kayla went along with Steve’s idea to use Tripp’s toothbrush to test his DNA against baby Henry. Marlena had a hard time helping John keep his temper in check as he almost him almost told Roman about Allie’s rape. Jake questioned Gwen about her true motives for helping Abby plan her party for Jennifer. Lani was curious about Kristen’s quick turn around to turning herself in. Orpheus instigated a town-wide blackout to distract from his prison break alongside Clyde and Dr. Rolf. Ben struggled with his decision of whether or not to seek revenge against Vincent. He found comfort and advice in the form of Ciara’s spirit and his father, who showed up at his door.
Chad was met by Dr. Rolf, who was desperately seeking the microchip holding Stefano’s essence. Once Chad revealed that he had destroyed the chip, he pulled a gun on him, but Chad was able to get the gun away and tie him up. Though, he made a deal with Gwen: she helps him escape and he won’t let Chad in out her plot against Abby. Marlena came face to face with Orpheus, who said he needed her help and forced her to come with him while John slept. Charlie had to call Claire to help him out when he became trapped in the Titan building. Belle got a surprise of her own when Jan let herself in the house on the guise that she was there to give Claire the present of a healing crystal. Which almost became a weapon as Belle began to push her buttons about never being with Shawn. Eli and Lani went on the search for the escaped prisoners, realizing that Clyde was probably with Ben even though he said he wasn’t.
Carly’s police questioning went a bit off the rails as she struggled with her feelings about Nelle and admitted that she was glad she was dead. Especially, when it looks like the cop is just out to make his name known as someone who was able to down a member of the Corinthos family. Ned continued to not take responsibility as he blamed his night with Alexis on Brook Lynn deleting Olivia’s voicemail. Sam was left shaken about Alexis’ attitude towards her fall off the wagon, causing her to reach out to Sonny and Julian for help. Though, after seeing Cyrus make Julian another offer for the bar, she decided that having Julian around probably wasn’t the best idea. Willow and Sasha were able to have a nice moment reminiscent of old times. Dante continued to have nightmares about hurting Lulu. Valentin offered to help Nina locate the mysterious Phyllis, but it backfired when he told her that Jax would always love Carly. A fear that was made more real when she spotted Jax hugging an upset Carly.
Chase continued to look into Brando despite Jordan’s orders to close the case. Michael and Willow made the decision to annul their marriage, but it seems like Michael may have deeper feelings for her than he is letting on. Cyrus asked Brando to be his bodyguard. Nina hired Curtis to look for Phyllis. Dustin told Lulu that he would be willing to let her go if she wanted to try again with Dante, but she told him that her future was with him. Sam asked Michael to take over her division of Aurora. Nik revealed the truth to Liz about his plan to have Ava cheat with Franco. Nina upset a lot of people when she held a service for Nelle. Britt failed to secure funding from Jax for the hospital after hearing her take on Cyrus. Jordan revealed to Curtis that the case file Cyrus asked for involved an old murder.
Valentin and Brook Lynn found a friend in each other as they drank their sorrows away...and then slept together. Ava began to piece together Scotty’s blackmail plan. Cam and Trina worked through their confusing feelings, realizing that they should just be friends. While at the same time, Dev was continuing his plot to drive a wedge in between Joss and Cam. Jordan told Britt that she wanted to work with her and the hospital to combat drug abuse in Port Charles. Nikolas finally told Ava about his feelings for her but she didn’t believe him, telling him that if he truly loves her he will divorce her.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Liam denied being jealous of Steffy’s new relationship but realized after Hope told him how inappropriate he was acting that he needed to take a step back. Zoe told Zende that she turned down Carter’s offer to move in and asked him whether or not he thought she should be with Carter. Liam made his way over to Steffy’s to apologize to her and Finn. Thomas continued to work hard to be in Hope’s life, making her consider bringing him back to the Hope For The Future team. Steffy and Finn took the next step in their relationship and said “I love you.” Julius returned, offering Zende his support and some relationship advice. The talk led to Zende sending Zoe a message asking her not to go to far with Carter because he wanted to be with her. At the same time, Carter was telling Zoe that he was in love with her. Thomas’ obsession with Hope returned as he took a Hope mannequin home with him and began hearing it talk to him.
The Young and the Restless
The Abbotts were forced to work through their feelings after Dina’s death, deciding to split her necklace into pieces for each of them. Summer confronted Lola after seeing her comforting Kyle not knowing that Dina had passed. Sharon told her family the good news about her surgery. Though, Faith’s reaction left them all a little puzzled. And when she got busted sneaking out with an older girl, Nick made the decision to not tell Sharon. Theo was upset to learn that the Abbotts failed to call him when Dina died. Abby and Chance decided to start trying to have a baby. Gloria’s return left her family curious about what trouble she is in. She also hid something in a vase at Kevin and Chloe’s house.
Jack warned Billy about mixing business and pleasure as he saw how he was talking about working with Lily. Devon’s award ceremony took a dark turn when Elena revealed that she had slept with Nate. In turn, Devon punched Nate causing him to slice his hand on broken glass...which caused an injury that could possibly end his career as a surgeon. Mariah called out Billy for his actions in hurting Sharon and Faith. Summer and Kyle finally met face to face for the first time since she took off. He was upset about her spying but ultimately decided that he was going to do whatever it took to prove himself to her.
Elena’s night went from bad to worse as Devon kicked her out of the apartment. She would find a place to land and a friend with Lola. Sharon and Rey set a New Year’s Eve wedding date. Nate revealed to Elena that he was in love with her as she quit her job at the clinic. Amanda decided to check in on Devon where he invited her to go to New York with him to check out a new artist. Adam made a disastrous mistake when he informed Rey that Sharon would always find her way back to him. What he didn’t know was Chelsea came in just in time to hear him say he and Sharon belonged together. Chelsea then dumped Adam, packed her bags, and left. Amanda learned that her biological mother’s neighbor reported that she never remembered seeing Rose pregnant but she all of a sudden had a baby.
Our Performer of the Week is The Young and the Restless’ Brytni Sarpy!
Wow! Brytni served up a masterclass of emotion this week as Elena revealed to Devon about her night with Nate. Her powerful performance was nothing short of heart-rending. While the storyline has us reaching for the tissues, it’s truly lovely to see Brytni getting the opportunity to show her range as an actress. We cannot wait to see more!
Our Honorable Mention Goes To General Hospital’s Laura Wright!
Laura always gives strong performances but there was just something special about how under the radar her work this week was. Carly is having a hard time dealing with Nelle’s death, the investigation, and the mixed emotions that come along with it all. Between the nightmares and wondering if she could have done more to save her...or if she even wanted to save her, she has been struggling. Wright has done an exceptional job of portraying all those feelings.