:( waiting to get invested, much less interested in this particular storyline was like waiting to see the egress. i don't think the hype lived up to the presentation. there were some elements which could have been very gripping, but were executed wrong. i think it was a directing and editing issue, not an acting one. the only part that i liked was adrian and victoria, before she was conked on the head with the fake rocks. this had none of the elements that made the ice storm so gripping last year. if i had watched these episodes instead of the ice storm, i never would have started to watch y&r again. i think that this was a triumph of marketing over substance and if y&r gets a rating boost as a result, the old saying is wrong. there is more than one sucker born every minute. lml has managed to up the ante.