Our Performer of the Week is Days of Our Lives' Isabel Durant (Claire)! And Our Honorable Mention Is GH's William Lipton (Cam). Check it out here --->
Recaps & Winners
The Young and the Restless
When Abby hit another bump in the road when choosing her perfect donor Devon offered his support...and his sperm, offering to be her donor. After considering the option and what it would mean to raise a biracial child, she accepted his offer and asked him to be part of the child’s life. While Devon was happy to accept the request, Amanda tried to get him to see that there would have to be clear boundaries set or things could end badly. When Mariah noticed the tension between Kyle and Sally, he was forced to tell her about his son. Needing answers, Kyle blew off Summer’s request for him to join her in Los Angeles so he could travel to New York to talk with Tara. Faith was able to open up about her bullying to Summer, who offered nothing but support. Phyllis told Jack to keep an eye out for Sally as she watched the pair growing closer, even going out on a date. Gloria worked to settle into her new position as Lauren’s secretary.
Victor and Victoria found themselves at odds when he shared that he wanted to take on a new media division to rival Billy. She turned down the idea but was upset to learn he went behind her back looking to acquire Ashland Locke’s media company...the same one that Billy and Lily had their eyes on. Billy asks Victoria to shut down the deal but it doesn’t look like Victor is willing to drop it. Amanda’s meeting with Portia went better than the last as she was able to open up to her about her life. Sally warns Summer about Bill Spencer’s ruthlessness, causing her to reconsider her deal with him. Sharon’s life begins to crumble when Faith receives a text message containing a picture of Sharon and Adam kissing at Society. The photo quickly hits social media leading to Rey confronting her about the kiss. She was adamant that the kiss was a mistake and that she wanted her future to be with him. However, he isn’t as convinced as either of them would like. He tells her that they have no future if Adam is involved as suggests couples therapy.
Faith decides to move out and live with Nick full-time as Sharon and Rey work through their problems. Nick is determined to track down the bullies who have been messing with Faith. Adam told Sharon that he keeps thinking about their kiss. Chelsea grows concerned when Adam is confronted by Victor and Rey about the kiss. She was able to move her hand enough to grab her cell phone and saw the picture of the kiss. Heartbroken, she tried to communicate with Chloe when she stopped by. She was able to show her ability to move her hand and that she didn’t want Adam to know. The interaction worried Chloe who called Kevin about her concerns for her friend.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Steffy continued to try and convince Hope and Finn that she wanted her future to be with Finn and not Liam despite their current situation. Liam sought out Hope’s forgiveness but she expressed her reservations and uncertainty that they could move on. Flo talked with Wyatt about her desire to reach out to Hope and be a welcomed part of the Logan family. He, in turn, went to Katie asking her to include Flo more. Steffy, Finn, and Liam struggled to find a balance in their relationship when it came to her pregnancy especially after Finn confronted Liam for the mess he made. Thomas became suspicious of Vinny when he had intimate knowledge of how Steffy’s paternity test worked. After Vinny told him that he will be thanking him in the future, he started to piece together that he may have tampered with the test and demanded the truth.
Days of Our Lives
Susan and Kristen made their switch with the help of Vivian, who agreed to be a distraction on the terms that Kristen worked to break up Kate and Jake. Though, Susan instantly regretted the deal when she learned that she had been lied to. Claire was so close to taking Charlie down when she was able to get him to confess his guilt while recording on her phone. However, once Charlie realized that she had lied to him about being able to look past his crimes he found the recording and deleted the file. Belle, who had burst in on them, threatened to kill him. Tripp and Allie found themselves having a peaceful moment as they decided to move on from the past tension between them. Tripp even considered getting to know baby Henry after helping her calm him. Charlie, who overheard Tripp talking to Steve about his wishes, told him to stay away from his son. Word about Charlie going free for raping Allie started to spread which led to several people confronting him. Brady was annoyed to hear that Philip had kissed Chloe. Kristen was angered by the sight of Chloe changing Brady’s bandage when she came in dressed as Susan.
Phillip welcomed Gabi to Titan but had second thoughts when it seemed like she was only wanting to work there to get revenge on Jake. Though he was open to her idea to rival Basic Black. Kate agreed to work with Jake at DiMera. Sarah and Xander discussed their wedding plans after Maggie left town to be with Summer in her last days. Ava settled into Rafe’s place and opened up to him about feeling responsible for Charlie’s behavior. Allie considered taking control of her own justice when she learned about Claire’s failed attempt at getting a confession. Evan and Orpheus found themselves at odds over what to do with Ciara. Clyde continued to insert himself into Orpheus's business to get dirt on what he was planning. Lani visits “Kristen” in prison and is confused by some of her remarks. Ben has another dream about Ciara and finds a book in Rhodes’ things that Ciara had in the dream. Rafe got an anonymous call that there had been gunshots at Charlie’s place. He finds Charlie’s dead body in the apartment and is shocked when he finds Sami there. When she refuses to talk about why she was there he was forced to arrest her. Though, she may not be the culprit as several people had motives, means, and opportunities to commit the crime. People like John, who blacked out on his way to confront him. Or Ava, who was upset when she learned that Charlie had threatened Tripp.
Nikolas and Ava were convinced that Ryan must still be in action when she received a cockroach and a threatening letter. Though still incapacitated, Ryan seems to be getting help with his revenge from Spencer, who was sending letters to him. Michael and Sasha discuss the desire to start fresh and work on rebuilding their relationship. Cam, who is having a hard time with Franco’s illness, decides to shave his head in solidarity. Franco told him not to put his life on hold as he shared that he wasn’t going to college. TJ and Molly finally made things official as they became domestic partners. Curtis wanted to get out of the private investigation game made a deal to sell his business to Sam to buy the club. Nelle’s case was dropped after the federal agents talked with Carly and Jax.
After talking with Valentin about his chat with Peter, Anna confronted Peter about his lies and crimes. When Peter refused to confess, tossing Anna’s evidence in the fireplace, she decided that she would have to be the person to take him down. Willow and Michael decided to try and smooth things over with Nina by letting her spend time with Wiley. A move that upset Carly. Finn offered Alexis support as she continued to battle for her sobriety. Liesl broke into Maxie and Peter’s apartment and found Alex’s will and message to Peter that had been mailed to him. Alexis sought amends from Olivia. Portia went to Jordan wanting her to agree to Cyrus’ terms to get Taggert out of jail. Jordan explained how that could lead to a mob war. Liz learned that the treatment wasn’t working on Franco’s tumor and after he attacked Cameron in a dream state, they made the decision to have to commit to Shadybrooke. As she prepared for her wedding, Maxie expressed her guilt about being with Peter and took off to visit Nathan’s grave where she was confronted by a mysterious person.
Jackie and Martin were able to track down Florence where Jason allowed them to visit with her. While there Jackie got the information she needed for her article about Cyrus. The article led to more trouble for him when Monica and Lesley shared it with the board, convincing them to deny his plan of going to the FDA with his new drug. Jason, who is keeping an eye on Franco’s situation, learned that he was hearing Peter’s voice in his head. Laura and Lesley said their goodbyes as Lesley planned to leave town to be with Lulu. Finn learned that the DNA results were in but Jackie convinced him not to read them just yet.
Our Performer of the Week is Days of Our Lives’ Isabel Durant!
Isabel Durant has such a lovely presence on screen. This week, Claire decided to take matters into her own hands and worked to get Charlie to confess to raping Allie while secretly recording him. However, her plan blew up in her face as he found the recording and deleted it. Claire’s strength and determination were played with a wonderful intensity by Durant. Claire is distraught over her attachment to someone who could be so vile and her desire to make things right is inspiring but also makes us hurt for her. She is a victim in Charlie’s game as well. Isabel did a beautiful job at performing Claire’s emotions as she coaxed the truth from Charlie.
Our Honorable Mention goes to General Hospital’s William Lipton!
William Lipton is an incredible young star! He has an innate ability to portray deep emotion and constantly delivers beautiful performances. Cam was left with the determination to see his family through Franco’s illness. Stepping up as a pillar of strength, he shaved his head in solidarity with Franco, who began losing his hair in treatment. The fact that William committed to the actual haircut is wonderful! Kudos!