The Young & the Restless
Amelia Heinle: for severa weeks, Victoria has been thrown into a domestic violence relationship with her ex-husband, J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) after they renewed their romance and subsequently became engaged. After J.T.’s untimely death after he came after Victoria when he confessed to what he did to her father, Victor Newman (Eric Braden), Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) came at J.T. with a poker, which killed him instantly. When Sharon (Sharon Case), Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), Nikki and Victoria made the decision to dispose of J.T.’s body in the garden at Chancellor Park. Victoria was faced with Reed’s (Tristan Lake Lebeau) to leave Genoa City for a music school after learning of J.T.’s “disappearance.” Heinle is holding her own and showing her acting range in this tragic storyline.
The Bold & the Beautiful
Don Diamont: yes we love to hate him, but $Bill Spencer is a force to be reckoned with. Diamont is doing a good job with playing a despicable character as $Bill does whatever he can to claim Steffy Forrester-Spencer (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) as his own, despite the fact that she is pregnant with his son, Liam’s (Scott Clifton) baby.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: Wood was sensational when she was pressured by $Bill (Don Diamont) to sign Liam’s (Scott Clifton) annulment papers so he wouldn’t send her mother, Taylor (Hunter Tylo) to prison for shooting him. Steffy clearly wants to salvage her marriage to Liam if he can come to terms with her indiscretion with his father, but $Bill’s plan to make Steffy his and Hope’s (Annika Noelle) desire to renew a relationship with Liam have gotten in the way.
Scott Clifton: Clifton is remarkable as Liam, torn between his love for Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and their unborn daughter, and trying to come to terms with learning of her indiscretion with his father, $Bill Spencer (Don Diamont). Now Liam is faced with Hope’s (Annika Noelle) confession to move on from his marriage and renew what they had when she tells him she still loves him.
Maurice Benard: Benard was remarkable this week when he was forced to choose between his father, Mike (Max Gail) and daughter, Avery, after Ava (Maura West) threatened to have Mike brought up on kidnapping charges after Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) found Mike and Avery in a stable after Mike (who is suffering from Alzheimer’s) walked off alone. Benard is phenomenal in dealing with his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis as he deals with Mike’s gradual decline in memory.
Maura West: we hate what she is doing, but West is doing a wonderful job as she goes after Sonny (Maurice Benard) for custody of their daughter, Avery—a fight that has been brewing since Ava gave birth to the little girl. Ava has done some despicable things claiming her love for Avery. As much as we hate what Ava is doing, we commend West for her portrayal.
Days of Our Lives
Marci Miller: playing a recasted character isn’t easy, but Miller has made the role of Abigail Devereaux DiMera her own when Miller was thrust into a Dissociative Identity Disorder story when Abigail turns into alters Gabby (after the character of Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) and Dr. Laura (after her grandmother, Laura (Jamie Lyn Bauer)) when it looks like Abigail killed Andre DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) as Gabby dressed in a Gabi Chic coat and dark wig. When Abigail’s husband, Chad (Billy Flynn) discovers his brother, Stefan (Tyler Christopher), with Abigail/Gabby, Gabby is on the run after Chad severely beat up Stefan. As Abigail sits in her own private jail in her mind trying to come to terms with what is happening to her, Miller holding her own with this story, as Abigail comes to terms with learning she killed Andre. Who will save Abigail from herself?