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Restless Rant
Week of January 23 – 27:

"Y&R" was pretty good this week on the whole. Loved seeing Jeff and Jill back in town - and a bit more of Paul! Thoughts on the week:

Monday, Monday...
We got a well-deserved break from the heavier drama on Monday with Nikki and Victor reuniting and making love, Phyllis and Nick’s heart-to-heart, Cane romancing Lily with roses and deep kisses, and Adam and Sharon’s passionate romp in Victor’s office. It was an interesting choice to have Sharon indulging in ‘all over the furniture’ sex, at the same time as Phyllis was electing to abstain from sex for the first time, well, maybe ever. Just sayin’!

The sting.
Love the little twists playing out in the business storyline! For instance, Adam managed to avoid the trap thanks to Sharon, but the twist is that he still found himself in a very unenviable position – working out of the men’s washroom! Which, by the way was a delicious/hilarious scene between Victor and Adam – did anyone else sense the actors were fighting to keep straight faces? Back to the storyline, Victor didn’t go the predictable route and rain fire and brimstone down on Sharon for her betrayal, but the twist is that she has undone all the good she did herself by marrying him in the first place and now has to worry about losing Faith all over again. Adam tried to convince Tucker to go through with hiring him as a means of getting out of the men’s washroom, but the twist is that Tucker will only pay him to stay where he is. Victor lost Beauty of Nature, not to Jack Abbott, but to his fiancée! Keep these twists and turns coming!

Despite the fact that she keeps looking ill about what she’s done behind Jack’s back, I can’t manage to muster much sympathy for Genevieve. She did that ‘friendly intervention’ with Ashley, and strung Jack along whenever he talked about Beauty of Nature - she even looked at his bid. Pretty shady, lady! It looks like it will be a short-lived reunion for Gen and Cane too, after he confronts her about deceiving Jack. She’s risked her closest relationships to get her hands on this company, and has now pissed off Victor Newman to boot! Is it really worth it? Vote in our Genevieve buying Beauty of Nature poll.

Ricky the rat.
Ricky came off like a slimeball this week. Stealing from Paul? Really? Ugh.

The usual suspects.
While I got a kick out of the ‘suspects’ all seeing their needlepoint pillows, and the little gatherings in lock-up were entertaining, I really am anxious for the final wrap-up of the Diane murder case, which should be coming as Patty becomes more volatile (love watching her unravel!). The reveal that Deacon smashed Diane in the head with the rock was kind of bizarre.

Be on your guard.
I love that Jill is back and acting as a voice of reason in the Chelsea debacle. It feels good to know she won’t let Billy and Victoria go soft where the con artist is concerned. Can’t wait to see her go up against Chelsea’s mom! Woot! Check out our Melissa Claire Egan interview.

Hooligan’s Island.
Okay, I’ll admit to laughing out loud at Angelina messing up the name of “Gilligan’s Island,” but otherwise, my stance on the character remains the same. Angelo was particularly distasteful and thug-like this week – can’t wait until Jeffrey gets his mojo back. The sudden 'amnesia' is interesting... By the way, a Facebook friend (thanks, Damon!) pointed out that the scene with Jeff riding back into Genoa City was very reminiscent of the opening scene of "The Young and the Restless" back when the soap debuted. If you want to see for yourself, watch The Young and the Restless’s first scene.

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- Candace Young