I guess I'm in the minority, but I believed she was sincere when she said that her sister's cancer caused her to reevaluate what she wanted from her life and she decided to go for it.
I don't think Y&R has done her justice, probably since the character worked at RS. I liked her trouble making there.
I enjoy her web series, and since it is mainly about her finding losers as she navigates dating as a single mom, my wish is that she'd bring Billy Miller on as a guest, maybe recurring good date/boyfriend. I never wanted Phyllis and Billy together on the show, but you could see chemistry onscreen. Since there is a category for web series at the Daytime Emmy Awards now, with Billy in her corner, she could take it.
It seems like the finale may be a sign of things to come with a good guy (James Scott), though. And speaking of the losers, who didn't enjoy Marco Dapper's inappropriate questions to Michele and her just as bold answers to him on her series finale?