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Hunter King, american actor
Hunter King as Summer Newman
Michael Mealor, american actor
Michael Mealor as Kyle Abbott
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Mishael Morgan and Bryton James
as Amanda and Devon

Christmas Even in Genoa City and the emotions are mixed, centering the Abbotts, Newmans and Winters families dramatic mysteries.

During the show Kyle asserted something that could double as the names of two 1980s mellow rock songs reminding me of my summer days in 1986, a year where he nor Summer Newman, the subject of the statement were born yet — yet the sentiment holds up.

emotion of the american female talent Nora Jones

In episode 66, what continued to surprise me was Devon’s lack of concern for Nate Hasting’s hand.

Sean Dominic as Nate Hstings, great African-american actor
Sean Dominic as Nate Hastings
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Becoming a surgeon requires more study time than I can conceive of.  My dad and sister are surgeons and socially challenged from spending ages 18-28 studying and working non-stop with virtually no time to socialize.

Devon, the 2.3 Billion Dollar [Man] has no remorse for ruining a career over punching someone that slept with a girlfriend, Elena Dawson, that he had for about 2 months.

I had always seen Devon as a kind empathetic man. How he has injured Nate and cares not is such a strange and interesting storyline that even though Nate is not in episode 66, seeing Devon trying to solve relatively preposterous problems with Amanda Sinclair, the identical twin of his ex-wife Hilary Curtis makes Devon look like Mr. Selfish (very unlike Devon – maybe he is still venting in sorrow over the tragedy of the death of his uncle, who raised Devon as a father despite Tucker McCall being his biological father, something Devon only learned after think for 25 years that his biological father was Neil’s brother fashion photographer Malcolm Winters).

This episode had comic relief from Rey and Sharon as she had a touching attempt at making Cuban tamales.

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Two year and 8 days ago the world lost of great human being, the American actor Kristoff St. John.

Kristoff played the role of Neil Winters. Neil was the father of Lily, as played for over ten years by the fantastic Christel Khalil.

In a scene in episode 64, Billy Abbott, played by the Emmy Award winning Jason Thompson, leaves the offices of ChanceComm where he works alongside Lily. He gets a call from Victoria Newman, as played by Amelia Heinle, that as a co-parent, the kids Katie and Johnny were eager to see him as Victoria was in a good place to meet Billy in his new place, as a man no longer driven by hatred, most of which is based in the grief of losing his daughter Deliah.

Enthusiastically, Billy said, “Three pint-sized V.I.P.’s who want a hug from their daddy!,” leaving Lily to reflect on not only Cane’s absence from her family’s lives but more harshly as his tragice death in real life still shakes anyone who knew anything about him. She smiles wryly away from Billy, and we got to see her desk with one photo in a frame. That photo features Kristoff and Christel in character.

Also excellent in episode 64 is Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott, Jr. As he remiscinses on the last year with his mother Dina Mergeron played by Marla Adams in the “most important role [she] ever had the privilege to play.” He flashes back, and he could have played the scene very quiet and cool, letting the memorial clip do all the work of showing the Christmastime nostalgia featured on this December 21, 2020, season appropriate show. Instead he acts in a way that is reminiscent of Jack NIcholson in The Pledge. Strong, committed to the truth yet empaths.

The whole sense of how a photo in a frame as Lily has, and the power of that photo to evoke emotions of mixed kinds on every level, reminded me of the song by Genesis called Home By The Sea in which, upon reflected on an old family home, through Phil Collins’ vocal say

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Christel Khalil as Lily Winters’ desk featuring the late Kristoff St John as Neil Winters
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Genesis
Home By The Sea

images of sorrow, pictures of delight

Things that go to make up a life
Endless days of summer, longer nights of gloom
Waiting for the morning life
Scenes of unimportance, photos in a frame
Things those go to make up a life”

 

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Friday’s episode features Annika Noelle as Hope Logan.

The [original] Hope, Kimberlay Matula left the program. The shoes to fill were unique and well known to fans of the show. In other words not enviable.

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This version of Hope in Annika resonates with me insofar as her bold, silent-when-needed poise and strength. My bet is that she was an excellent actress who has gotten much better while on the show working with the best in the business.