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GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL Os­car’s Treat­ment Fails

Os­car, Kim, Drew and Joss­lyn strug­gle with a grim new re­al­ity now that the teen and his loved ones know that the ex­per­i­men­tal treat­ment he un­der­went to treat his brain tu­mor was not suc­cess­ful.

Ta­mara Braun (Kim) de­scribes her char­ac­ter get­ting the bad news from Terry as “the worst thing she could ever hear. She put so much stock into the treat­ment work­ing. It was the ab­so­lute last chance for him be­cause this dis­ease is ter­mi­nal. So Kim is just ab­so­lutely, com­pletely dev­as­tated, and she ques­tions whether or not she should even have put him through it when he could just have been en­joy­ing him­self rather than go through treat­ment. She starts do­ing all the things that peo­ple do when they have no con­trol over some­thing any­more. She just has to re­lent — but she starts spi­ral­ing.”

Terry lev­els with Os­car about how long he has left to live, and he and Joss re­solve to make the most of their re­main­ing time to­gether. “It’s a tragic sit­u­a­tion,” Braun sighs. “Her heart is break­ing for her son.”

BOLD AND BEAU­TI­FUL St­effy Adopts A Baby

St­effy moves for­ward with her plan to give Kelly a sis­ter, and plans to adopt a baby girl. “The idea came up when St­effy and her mom were talk­ing about Phoebe,” re­lays Jacque­line Macinnes Wood (St­effy). “St­effy has never fully got­ten over los­ing her twin. She misses that close­ness, and would love for her daugh­ter to ex­pe­ri­ence that.”

Tay­lor is in­stru­men­tal in putting the plan in mo­tion af­ter she meets Reese’s pal, Flo, who has adop­tion ex­pe­ri­ence. “The tim­ing of her new friend­ship with Reese couldn’t have come at a bet­ter time,” says Hunter Tylo (Tay­lor). “Tay­lor has found that she can turn to him for ad­vice and a sym­pa­thetic ear, no mat­ter what. His knowl­edge and in­sight have been very help­ful.”

When Flo meets St­effy, the women hit if off. “They like each other,” states Ka­t­rina Bow­den (Flo). “Florence im­me­di­ately thinks that St­effy is won­der­ful. She’s beau­ti­ful, suc­cess­ful and a very good mom. [Flo thinks] she’s the whole pack­age.”

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Ha­ley’s Se­cret Re­vealed

JJ walks in on a dis­cus­sion be­tween Ha­ley — and her sis­ter Melinda. Freaked out that JJ has over­heard them talk­ing, Melinda lamely cov­ers and sends Ha­ley to take care of the sit­u­a­tion. “Melinda’s tough and re­lent­less and wants to be­come the mayor, and Ha­ley knows her sis­ter will let noth­ing get in the way of that; es­pe­cially the fact that they are re­lated,” ex­plains Thia Me­gia (Ha­ley).

Ha­ley goes to see JJ “to test the wa­ters, see what his mo­tives are and if she can re­ally trust him,” says Me­gia, not­ing that Melinda “wants JJ out of Ha­ley’s life.” JJ tries to get Ha­ley to come clean about her se­cret, but she won’t. “She’s so used to keep­ing it to her­self that it’s very dif­fi­cult for her to open up.”

Later, Ha­ley fi­nally does in a ses­sion with Mar­lena. “Ha­ley re­al­izes it’s an op­por­tu­nity to help her­self,” as­serts Me­gia. “Mar­lena as­sures her their ses­sion is con­fi­den­tial, and Ha­ley feels safe enough to ad­mit she’s an un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grant. It’s a huge mo­ment for Ha­ley. Af­ter hold­ing on to some­thing so heavy for so long, she takes that off her shoul­ders.”

YOUNG AND REST­LESS Phyl­lis Busts Billy

While din­ing out with Billy, Vic­to­ria is heart­ened by their grow­ing close­ness. “Vic­to­ria has seen a marked change in Billy,” says Amelia Heinle (Vic­to­ria). “He’s been very sup­port­ive dur­ing her re­cent prob­lems but there’s a part of her that can’t for­get their not-so-good times, so she’s very cau­tious about a rec­on­cil­i­a­tion de­spite her re­newed feel­ings for him.”

Phyl­lis in­ter­rupts the meal, claim­ing she needs to talk busi­ness with Billy. “Phyl­lis crossed the line at J.T.’S memo­rial ser­vice, so noth­ing she does sur­prises Vic­to­ria,” sighs Heinle. “They may be bonded be­cause of their al­liance, but Vic­to­ria wants to in­ter­act with Phyl­lis as lit­tle as pos­si­ble.”

Phyl­lis for­goes shop talk and in­stead in­forms Vic­to­ria that Billy only co­zied up to her af­ter Phyl­lis turned down his re­quest that they get back to­gether. “Now Vic­to­ria won­ders if Billy is purs­ing her as a backup plan since he was re­jected by Phyl­lis,” gripes Heinle. “This will only in­ten­sify the an­i­mos­ity be­tween these women.”

The End Is Near: Os­car (Gar­ren Stitt, with Braun as Kim) wants to live the rest of his life to the fullest.

And Baby Makes Three: St­effy (Wood) is ready to give Kelly a sis­ter.

Sec­ond Choice? Phyl­lis (Gina Tognoni, l.) ex­poses Billy’s true mo­tives to Vic­to­ria (Heinle).

Im­mi­gra­tion Is­sue: Ha­ley (Me­gia) tries to keep the truth from JJ (Casey Moss).

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