September 4, 2007
From Carolyn Hinsey
Y&R's Phyllis is a lot of things, but stupid has never been one of them. She wouldn't report to JAIL because baby daughter Summer has a fever? Which means the warden will be furious and time could be added on to her already lengthy six-year sentence?
"This isn't the Alamo," scoffed son Daniel, usually not the voice of reason in the room.
Um, Phyllis? Do you know how many more colds and fevers that kid is going to have before you are released from prison in God-knows-how-many years?
"My baby is very sick!" she cried in the ER. "I don't have a lot of time!"
She has less now, thanks to this ridiculous display.
Hey, Y&R: ENOUGH with Saint Phyllis of the Incarcerated Mothers. We KNOW her. She let Daniel spend his entire childhood traveling overseas with his rock star dad (!) and couldn't even be bothered to visit him on his summer vacation or holidays. She never even sent him an octopus for his birthday. So this "My baby or my life!" stance makes no sense. It just dumbs down Phyllis and every character in her sphere.
The only "urgent care" needed here is with this storyline.