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Martha Madison (Belle) worked double duty this week as she had to play Jan pretending to be Belle who brought the perfect combination of comedy and drama. The Devil woke Jan up from her coma and wanted her to assist in breaking up Shawn and Belle, much to Jan’s delight. It is Christmas Eve, their wedding anniversary, and The Devil has Jan disguised as Belle. Madison portrayed Jan appearing as Belle trying to seduce Shawn. She was able to nail down Jan’s mannerisms; her eccentric side and eagerness to be with Shawn, while also mixing in Belle’s calmer side which couldn’t have been easy to do! However, was quite entertaining. When Jan as Belle gave the Devil a thumbs up as Shawn was loving on her, fans couldn’t help but laugh in delight at Madison’s spot on acting choices. Madison rocked a Mrs. Clause lingerie number while Jan as Belle finally got to be with Shawn. Belle later catches them together and Madison did a phenomenal job as Belle lost it on the both of them; showcasing Belle’s disgust and anger that Shawn fell for Jan’s manipulation. Fans were mad right alongside Belle, who also had to wonder how did Shawn not know it wasn’t really Belle? Madison also perfectly portrayed the overprotective sister earlier in the week when Belle was trying to help Brady’s charges get dropped and when confronting one of the men who helped hold Sami hostage. Madison had various scenes in different situations and knocked all of them out of the park. Fans can’t wait to see what happens next for Belle & Shawn and for what Madison will bring to the table!
Days Of Our Lives
Phillip reveals to his mother that he staged his own presumed death and framed Brady for it based on his assumption that Chloe cheated on him with Brady. They later find out that Chloe didn’t sleep with Brady. Kate visits Victor to come up with a plan to get the charges against Brady dropped and to get Phillip help.
Lucas finds Phillip and he confides in him that he was responsible for Sami’s kidnapping; he was upset that she always chooses EJ over him, no matter how many times he lets her down. One of the guys who assisted Lucas is brought in for questioning and is offered a better deal if he rats out who he’s working for and he considers telling on Lucas. Lucas convinces him to put the blame on EJ instead.
Johnny and Chanel tell EJ, Sami, and Paulina that they got married while they were in Italy. Their parents are not happy: EJ is concerned Chanel is after their money considering she married Xander for money while Paulina is concerned that Chanel is possibly rebounding from Allie. Sami is caught off guard as she was not aware that Allie and Chanel were an item and she agrees that they are rushing things. Johnny gets upset and throws his parents’ own troubled marriage in their faces. EJ later tells Sami he no longer wants a divorce and Sami says the only way they can move forward is if EJ forgives her. As they reconcile, EJ gets arrested for Sami’s kidnapping.
Ciara and Ben celebrate Christmas Eve with Doug and Julie. Ben puts the angel on the top of the tree and it bursts into flames as Marlena/TheDevil appears. The Devil wants to take Ciara as they are interested in the baby. John shows up and is able to wear down the Devil after a visit from Gabriel. He later has MarDevil tied to a bed and appears to be ready for an exorcism.
Jack, Jennifer, Abby, Chad, and their kids show up to celebrate Christmas Eve with Doug and Julie. Ben offers to leave to not make things awkward with Abby and Chad, but they convince him to stay as the holiday is a symbol of peace.
Steve and Allie figure out that Tripp was put in Jan’s bed after The Devil woke up Jan from her coma. They talk to him at his bedside and he wakes up.
Sonny and Nina run into each other at Charlie’s. Phyllis notices there is still a connection between them and she later asks Nina if she is still in love with Sonny. Nina denies that she is, but Phyllis doesn’t believe her.
Willow and BLQ come to an understanding; Willow acknowledges that she wasn’t in BLQ’s shoes when she made the decisions that she did in regard to lying about Bailey’s paternity. The holidays are a reminder to Willow that she lost her biological son and Chase is there to comfort her as they went through that experience together when Willow found out the truth that her baby had died and that she has no biological ties to Wiley.
Laura pays Cyrus a visit in prison, thinking he’s the one responsible for putting the hit out on her and Martin. Cyrus swears up and down that it was not him; that he has found God while in prison and insists then that his siblings are still in danger. Laura reunites with Kevin and tells him about her encounter with Cyrus and that she is concerned about Victor. She later talks to Nikolas and encourages him to make amends with Spencer.
Victor tells Spencer that he might be able to cut him a deal and offers to put him and Esme up at the Metro Court. Spencer declines his offer to have them at the hotel, but would love for Victor to help him out of his legal troubles. Victor is able to cut him a deal: change plea to guilty for 30 days at Spring Ridge, 500 community service hours, and has to make restitutions to Ava. Spencer, Esme, and Cameron volunteer to be elves to help give out gifts to children at General Hospital. Lucy flirts with Santa, thinking he is Kevin, but it winds up being Martin. They go out on a date and sleep together. They both agree that they don’t want their fun to end.
Esme convinces Josslyn and Cameron to push up the weekend getaway trip so that they can go before Spencer has to go to Spring Ridge. When she is about to tell Spencer the news; she catches him and Trina holding hands and she gets jealous.
Liesel tells Scott that Nina and Sonny fell in love at Nixon Falls. Scott wants to use this info to his advantage to help Nina, but Liesel warns him to not do anything that would hurt Nina. Liesel fills in Scott that she believes Willow knows about Sonny and Nina. The court arraignment for Nina begins. Sonny testifies and states that he didn’t press charges against Nina because he just wants to move on with his life. Scott brings up that Michael and Willow made a donation to the DA’s campaign. Willow is called up to the stand.
Elizabeth and Cameron reunite with Drew. Drew later spends Christmas with the Quartermaine’s and Scout gives him a pink scarf as a gift. She later hugs him for the first time.
Anna and Finn discuss his current relationship with Elizabeth.
Brando and Sasha leave the hospital and Gladys takes them to Sonny to celebrate Christmas with the family. Brando and Sasha tell each other that they love each other.
Shawn tells the Davis women that he is the new publisher for the Invader. Dante tells Shawn that the PCPD found the body of Hayden’s shooter and that Shawn will no longer have a criminal record. Nikolas lets Shawn know he sent donations to the charities that Shawn requested. Nikolas thinks their business is now done, but Shawn tells Alexis that it isn’t.
Marshall shows up at General Hospital to play for the patients there and convinces Epiphany to sing while he plays.
The Bold and The Beautiful
Taylor tells Ridge she is still in love with him after he tells her he’s currently having trouble with Brooke over Deacon. After Brooke fills in Katie that Taylor is back in town, she goes to visit Taylor and fishes for information. She wants to know how long Taylor will be in town for and if she’s dating anyone. Taylor tells her she is not sure when she’ll leave and that she’s not dating anyone. Taylor is jealous whenever Brooke mentions how much time she has spent with Douglas. Taylor mentions she thinks Thomas should get custody of his son. There is clear tension between the two women.
Deacon tells Sheila that Taylor is back in town. Sheila is upset by the news because she thinks Taylor will assist Steffy in keeping her away from Finn and Hayes. Sheila sends Finn a text stating she would like to see him and her grandson for Christmas Eve. Finn tells Steffy about the text and Steffy states she doesn’t want Sheila around. Taylor overhears and intervenes, telling them that she understands the tough situation that Finn is in and she thinks it would be good for Sheila to see him and Hayes as opposed to Sheila getting upset that she can’t see them and who knows how she’d react. Taylor is also understanding that Finn may want to get to know Sheila. Steffy is shocked at her mother’s suggestion, but ultimately agrees to it. They video call Sheila to tell her to come by. Sheila reunites with Finn and Hayes while Steffy, Thomas, and Taylor are in attendance.
Deacon spends some time with Hope for Christmas Eve and he also brings gifts for Douglas and Beth.
The Forrester’s get together for Christmas Eve and they all gather around Eric playing piano and they sing Christmas carols.
The Young and The Restless
Jack is shocked when Billy tells him that he’s been making Victor and Adam think he’s going back to his old, bad habits. Jack accuses Adam of trying to ruin Billy’s reputation out of spite. Sally admits to Victor that she has been giving Adam videos of Billy and he tells her to stop. Billy and Lily put on a show for Adam at Society and he falls for it. Adam asks Sally to spy for him again and she “catches” Billy gambling and drinking.
Adam and Chelsea agree to spend the holidays together with Connor. Adam asks to meet with Sally for an after-dinner drink. Chelsea runs into them both and she and Sally banter. When Adam leaves, he kisses Sally on the cheek.
Phyllis and Nick agree that they don’t want to lose their friendship. Rey feels left out when Nick and Sharon reminiscence about raising Noah. Nick offers to make peace with Ashland. Nick later confides in Sharon that he is questioning what to do with his life. Nick has a special episode, where in a dream, his loved ones try to help him achieve peace within himself. When he wakes up, he makes plans to visit Summer.
Elena agrees to move in with Nate.
Victor tells Chance he doesn’t think he should return to the GCPD. Chance is upset seeing the baby bond with Devon. Devon wonders if he should look into having more than visitation rights to baby Dominic. The Abbots get together for Christmas at the Chancellor house plus Phyllis and Devon. Devon gives the baby a music box which is a family heirloom as a gift. Jack then invites Phyllis to spend Christmas Eve at the Abbot’s.
Mariah and Tessa discuss starting a family of their own.
(Article written by Adriana Grecco.)