On Wednesday, three of the four daytime dramas served up Thanksgiving themed episode while The Young and the Restless continued with their story, and did not deviate from it and embracing Turkey Day drama.
However, on Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beatiful, they delivered some touching and emotional familial dramatic moments throughout. But which one satisfied viewers most for the turkey day tradition?
DAYS viewers and the characters of Salem were reeling from the sudden death of the beloved Bo Brady. Now with Thanksgiving already upon them, the Bradys and the Kiriakis’ tried to endure it by sharing it with loved ones, but with a huge hole in their families. In perhaps the most touching moment, Caroline (Peggy McCay) delivered a heart-tugging speech about her departed son and a toast with the entire Brady clan present. This was also the episode that saw Martha Madison return as Belle, who delivered a bombshell to John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) that her and Shawn (Jason Cook) are getting a divorce. John and Marlena toasted to both Bo (Peter Reckell) and Will (Guy Wilson), who were no longer with them. And at the Kiriakis house, a grieving Victor (John Aniston) lashed out at everyone before finally coming to his senses that he is upset over losing Bo.
GH fans watched as the annual Quartermaine Thanksgiving tradition was honored, and it was especially touching since Jason (Billy Miller) returned home for the first time knowing who he is, although he doesn’t remember anything! Monica (Leslie Charleson) was thrilled to have her son back, and so was Michael (Chad Duell) who made a toast to Jason (Billy Miller) towards the end of the episode. When the power goes out, thanks to Paul (Richard Burgi) frying the food, Jason suggesrt ordering pizza leaving everyone to pause. Did Jason recall this annual family turkey day food debacle? Jason says he doesn’t. Elsewhere, the Drakes had their dinner, and the Jeromes/Davis clans celebrated together; including a visit from Ava (Maura West) and baby Avery that was wrought with some tension. Later, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Patrick (Jason Thompson) came to the Q’s where Sam overhears something said by little Jake (James Nigbor), which raises her suspicions about Liz (Rebecca Herbst), Helena (Constance Towers), etc. The episode ends with Tracy (Jane Elliot) telling the group that they must honor Edward’s Thanksgiving tradition, “First we sing, then we eat.” While everyone is celebrating Turkey Day, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Valerie (Brytni Sarpi) are having their own celebration by hitting the sheets… again!
B&B viewers had what seemed like the entire cast present for their holiday episode at the Forresters with the visiting Spencer and Avant clans. The episode starts with Eric (John McCook) recalling memories of his beloved late wife Stephanie. At the table, Eric upholds his tradition of everyone saying something nice or about the person on their right. Clearly, the placecards were strategic. Drama unfoldes when Julius (Obba Babatunde) , who was seated next to Maya (Karla Mosley), discussed his daughter and his acceptance of her. Througout the table-said sentiments some lovely moments between characters were shared.
So, which Thanksgiving episode striked your fancy? Which moment was the most emotional for you? Did DAYS, GH or B&B deliver best this year? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!