Our Performer of the Week is General Hospital's Jeff Kober (Cyrus)! Our Honorable Mention is Days' Alison Sweeney (Sami)! Check it out here --->
Recaps & Winners
Florence became lucid enough to lay into Cyrus, who she blames for Gordon’s death. Laura told Cyrus that she believes he didn’t intend to kill their father but that she isn’t happy with his actions afterwards. Finn caved and told Anna about his past with Jackie and how he kept his distance to not hurt his father more. When Anna asked him if Chase could be his son, Finn revealed that Jackie swore he wasn’t but that he didn’t want to pursue the idea. Valentin and Anna discuss their belief that Dante was released not in his best interest but for a mission. Jason went to Carly with the news that Sonny was missing and the two set off to look for him in the river.
Franco was shocked when the police came to talk to him after Dr. Kirk’s body was found. Liesl told Scott that she was coming back to Port Charles since they were in this mess together. Jackie shared with Robert that she was on her back into town and he seemed very interested in her marriage troubles. Sam and Lucas had trouble dealing with their feelings about Julian’s death as they ID’d the body. Tracy reminded Ned that he needs to stay where he is needed with Olivia. Brando and Sasha bonded as they spent time getting to know each other. Portia interfered when Trina laid into Curts about Taggert’s lies. They both quickly realized that he was left in the dark as well. Portia then told him to forgive Jordan. Laura, who was missing Lulu during the holiday, made an effort to get to know Martin.
Peter and Maxie found out they were having a baby girl. Diane and Sam had enough of Alexis’ reckless behavior and chose to leave her in jail for the holiday when she refused to go to rehab. But Molly felt guilty and bailed her out to spend the day with her and TJ’s family. Things went south quickly when Alexis snuck vodka into her cup and started running her mouth. Molly finally had enough of her actions and sent her packing. Though they might have been better off keeping an eye on her as she found out about Julian’s death when word began to spread. Carly tried to keep her fears about Sonny to herself to allow the family to enjoy Christmas but broke down, revealing the truth to Jax just in time for the cops to show up at the house. Michael and Willow asked Lucas to be part of Wiley’s life again. Seeing how secrets were affecting the lives of the people around her, it looks like Molly is about to tell TJ about her transgression with Brando.
The Young and the Restless
Billy and Lily caught wind of Victoria’s jealousy as they made their relationship public. Sally continued to network in Genoa City and even got herself invited to the Abbott’s Christmas celebration. Faith found herself at odds with Jordan when she tried to get her to steal alcohol from Society. Abby was disappointed when her and Chance’s first try at conceiving a baby didn’t work. Devon expressed to Nate and Elena that he hopes they can all just move on with their lives but Elena’s daydreams of reuniting with him may put a wrench in that plan.
While moving Kevin and Chloe discovered the flash drive that Gloria had hidden and was shocked to discover that it contained information about a Newman employee siphoning funds to an offshore account. Sharon and Rey hilariously tried to start a new holiday tradition. Jack and Phyllis were able to help Summer and Kyle with their Christmas surprises to each other. Amanda learned that her mother, Naya, was actually Rose’s cousin. She enlisted Devon’s help to track down her home in the hopes of meeting her but when she saw that Naya had another daughter - that she kept - she backed out.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Steffy and Finn took things to the next level as they slept together. Liam’s guilt continued to consume him as Hope talked about him being a good man. Brooke and Ridge discussed how Hope saved Thomas’ life by giving him a second chance. Tasked with hiring someone for Forrester Creaton’s foundation, Carter thought of Paris after hearing about her previous charitable work. Zoe and Paris found themselves at odds when Zoe expressed that her sister was getting too involved in her business. After hearing Hope tell Steffy about how happy she is with their lives, Liam revealed to Steffy that he was going to have to tell her the truth about their night together. The Forresters and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday.
Days of Our Lives
Kristen got a welcomed visit from Brady for Christmas and the two daydreamed about life after her release. Maggie attempted to play matchmaker with Sarah and Xander during their holiday together. But her plan went down the drain when Xander brought Chloe in the hopes of making Philip jealous. Bonnie and Justin were able to work out their problems as he invited her to the Christmas party. Victor surprised everyone by welcoming her to stay and Bonnie finally got the kiss from Justin that she wanted. Nicole and Eric planned to spend the holiday together but she found herself spending it with Rafe after Eric’s plane was grounded. Shawn and Belle gathered the family to get married. Julie questioned Jen about if she could forgive Jack since he wasn’t still sleeping with Kate.
Will and Allie were able to forgive each other when he visited. Charlie was enjoying spending time with Claire for the holiday but when he met Allie and she thought she recognized him, he took off. Ava tried to escape after Charlie refused to let her go but he caught her. He started to think that the only way he could be happy is to get rid of Ava but Claire showed up, knocking on the door before he could try anything. Doug and Julie were able to get Eli and Lani together at the Horton ornament ceremony where they worked things out. Just in time too, because Lani went into labor. She gave birth to a boy and a girl, who got to meet their grandparents.
Allie was forced to share the news about her rape to Sami over video chat when Roman let the information about Henry’s conception slip. Ben was able to hang his ornament with the help of Claire and Ciara’s spirit. Steve told Tripp that he wouldn’t be surprised if Ava just took off but Tripp didn’t think so and filed a missing person report. Rafe was able to stop Lucas from hurting Tripp with a pair of scissors when he showed up to take the report. Joey revealed that he would be leaving for Seattle to work with Stephanie. Marlena worked to convince John to work things out with Steve, leading them to have a drink together. Steve asked Kayla to help him clear Tripp’s name, telling her about his theory that someone else came in the room after Tripp.
Our Performer of the Week is General Hospital’s Jeff Kober!
Do we feel bad for Cyrus?!?! It’s hard to believe but we felt a bit of sadness for this bad guy when we saw how his mother blamed him for his father’s death. We got an inside look at the events which led to the villainous man we know today. His talk with Laura about having similar upbringings with different outcomes was poignant.
Love or hate Cyrus Renault, there is no denying what Jeff Kober has brought to General Hospital over the last year. His presence has brought entertaining stories to a number of characters as well as showing off his immense talent. Jeff Kober breathed much-needed life into this soap and we cannot thank him enough.
Our Honorable Mention is Days of Our Lives’ Alison Sweeney!
We’ve been waiting for the day that Sami learned of her daughter’s rape. While we are sad that the reveal was done virtually, that doesn’t take away from the stellar performance that Sweeney gave. It broke our hearts as Sami processed the news just wishing she could be there to hug Allie. We can’t wait to see her reunite with her on-screen family in the new year.