Our Performer of the Week is General Hospital's Lisa LoCicero (Olivia)! And our Honorable Mention is YR's Melissa Ordway (Abby)! Check it out -->
Recaps & Winners
After getting some advice from Robert, Olivia worked to catch Tracy in a lie about the night she took Alexis home. When Tracy admitted that she had lied for her she slowly put the pieces together and realized that Ned had slept with Alexis. Ned begged for forgiveness and Alexis apologized, but Olivia was not ready to hear either of their excuses. Ned and Alexis both confronted Tracy for her deception and were met with similar answers regarding her want to help them both. Carly and Joss tried to find a way to manage their grief. Cam discovered that Dev lied about Joss throwing her journal away and struggled about whether or not to tell her. Sonny stopped the robbery at Lenny’s bar. His need to “help” at the bar in his manic state concerned Phyllis and Lenny. Michael and Willow decided that they would sign their annulment papers. Joss reluctantly gave Avery’s necklace to Ava but made sure to lay into her about her disdain for her. Jax and Nina took their relationship to the next level when they both said they loved each other. Valentin brought Martin in as a legal representative for Alexis during her case.
Sam grew concerned when she heard Liz talking about Franco’s tumor being back. After talking about his condition, Liz learned that Franco had asked Jason to kill him if things turned bad. She angrily confronted Jason and told him that he would have to go through her if he wanted to go after Franco. Cam was accepted into Stanford but was unsure if he would go. Franco continued to hear Peter’s voice in his head. Jason warned Britt about involving herself in Cyrus’ business when she secretly started testing his mystery drug. He also gave her some info on Peter’s dirty deeds which came in handy when Peter came to her asking for a favor. He asked to look into the hospital records for an article but didn’t realize that she could see that he had looked into Franco’s medical records. Anna talked with Kevin about her concerns for Dante. Kevin was able to learn that Dr. Kirk had recently been working on something secret and that one of his few patients was Liesl. Maxie received Dante’s blessing when she told him that she wanted to name her baby after Lulu. Nina talked with Curtis about being conflicted with ending her search for her daughter. Carly called Jax for help when she learned that Ava now had possession of Nelle’s necklace. Franco asked Scott to let his wishes be known about Jason killing him if things turn bad with the courts beforehand.
The Young and the Restless
Lily and Nikki started to become suspicious of Victoria’s feelings for Billy as she continued to be a nuisance in his relationship. Abby learned that her previous miscarriage had caused an unusual amount of scarring and that she would not be able to carry a child. Her loved ones offered her and Chance support as they dealt with their feelings. Chelsea became upset when Sharon stopped by for a visit, leading to her having fears that Sharon and Adam were using her current state as a way to hook up. Adam got excited when Chelsea was able to mumble, but Dr. Cabot told him to not get too excited and that she thought that Chelsea had an emotional block that was causing her progress to be stunted. She suggested that he get Chelsea a therapist.
Sharon reached out to Nikki for help with Faith’s recent behavior and drinking. Faith was upset to hear that her grandmother was now involved and stormed out on Sharon. Gloria returned to Genoa City and informed Kevin that she would be moving in on him and Chloe. Jack gave Sally some good advice before she delivered a successful pitch to Lauren. Although, her happiness would be short-lived as she saw that Summer was hanging out with Flo on social media. Flo was happy to fill in Summer about the terrible things Sally had done before leaving LA. Nate accepted the Ask MD spokesman job. He also expressed his negative feelings about Lily’s relationship with Billy, telling her that he had the inside view of how things went down between Billy, Victoria, and Amanda.
Days of Our Lives
Allie and Nicole were upset to learn that Charlie had been released on bail. Rafe suggested that they would need more evidence against him and that Allie should go under hypnosis to remember what happened the night she was attacked. Tripp and Charlie found themselves face to face. Tripp tried to sympathize with Charlie’s sob story in the hopes of getting him to confess but it was to no avail. Brady and Chloe become worried for Philip after hearing about the removal of the shell company. Chloe offered to hide Philip in her room for protection, which didn’t sit well with Brady. Sarah called Rafe for assistance when Xander revealed that Philip’s life would be in danger after their plan went into motion but until Philip asked for help there was nothing he could do. Steve worked to calm Ava when she feared Tripp was in danger with Charlie. They also learned from Ava that Charlie was in London following Tripp at the time of Allie’s attack. Tony told Kate that Jake wasn’t good enough for her. Ben offered a listening ear to Allie after Charlie’s arrest. Claire was left confused as Charlie pleaded his innocence to her.
Xander was brought in for questioning regarding the kidnapping of Eli and Lani’s twins due to his connection with Dr. Raynor. While there, Sarah remembered how Xander wanted to give her one of the twins months ago and made him more of a suspect than he was originally. Chad was forced to resign as CEO when The Intruder posted a scandalous article about his night with Gwen. Much to his shock, Jake was then appointed as the new head of the company. Abby packed her things and left to stay with Jack and Jennifer. Justin and Bonnie’s nice dinner was almost ruined when Maggie expressed her hatred for Bonnie and their budding relationship. Gabi returned to town, setting her sights on Jake, she asked him to revive Gabi Chic and kissed him. Kate walked in on the kiss and then fought with Gabi over Jake like children. Jack and Jennifer worked to find out what Gwen’s game was. Jack was taken back when Gwen revealed that she was his daughter and that he had turned down her and her mother, Tiffany, when they visited him in Salem years ago...which he had no memory of.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Summer met Bill as she and Wyatt finalized their deal. Flo decided to introduce herself to Summer when she overheard her talking with Wyatt about Sally. She was more than happy to tell Summer all the dirty details of Sally’s transgressions. Hope had a hard time believing Steffy when she wants her baby to be Finn’s and not Liam’s. Finn called Liam out for being a hypocrite and pretending to be a paragon of virtue when he really just loved messing with Steffy and Hope. Zoe continued to play on Zende’s feelings for her despite his insistence that they shouldn’t go there. Though, after Zende was forced to reset his phone, his message asking Zoe to not take things too far with Carter was sent and was received by Zoe.
Finn asked Steffy if her feelings for Liam would stop her from committing to a life with her. Which she promised that she only wanted to be with him. Liam continued his 2021 apology tour, begging Hope to forgive him. Thomas, who heard part of the conversation, told Hope that even though he hated the guy, she should try to forgive Liam because he loves her. Wyatt tore into Liam as he learned what happened between him and Steffy. Steffy got official confirmation of her pregnancy and asked the doctor to do a paternity test.
Our Performer of the Week is General Hospital’s Lisa LoCicero!
This week the truth finally came out as Olivia learned that Ned had slept with Alexis. Her reactions to Ned and Alexis were incredible, real, and damn entertaining! She, of course, felt sadness in the betrayal, but that Brooklyn girl brought her anger to the party as well. It was satisfying seeing her call out Alexis for only feeling sorry that she got caught.
While Lisa has always been fantastic, there has been something so wonderful about her performance over the last few months. She has truly become a well-deserved standout. All the awards, mama! All the awards!
Our Honorable Mention goes to The Young and the Restless’ Melissa Ordway!
This week Abby discovered that her dream of becoming a mother wasn’t going to go as she hoped when she learned that her previous miscarriage had caused too much scarring to allow her to carry a baby. While there are still many ways that she could become a mother, she understandably needed to grieve her dream and come to terms with the news. Melissa Ordway did a beautiful job at playing Abby’s heartbreak and disappointment. Fertility issues are something that many women in the world face. So, it is nice to see YR showcasing a storyline that many people can relate to.