Seeing stars. (Soaps.com)
Week of September 3 – 7:
By the end of Thursday’s episode, some were glad it was a short week of "Y&R." Check out a few talking points:
I had an affair.
Well, many had wondered how on earth Phyllis would get herself out of the latest tight spot she was in – now we know. While it may seem a tad far-fetched that Ronan and Nick would both go so far out on a limb for the love of ‘Red’, it’s a nice set-up for future conflict. Anyway, with Tim dead and Heather having tossed Ricky’s box (containing Phyllis’ file), Phyllis may very well beat the hit and run charge. It’s hard to believe Christine didn’t hightail it to Genoa City when Tim turned up dead – thought she’d be all over that!
The bizarre saga of Sharon versus the Newmans continued this week with Victoria stumbling onto Sharon’s stash of stolen goodies. I really would have liked to see a blowout when that happened, but instead the scene basically just skipped to Vikki smiling smugly. She then made Sharon’s kleptomania the centerpiece of her argument at the competency hearing, which left me wondering what her testimony would have been had she not discovered the stash! In any case, Nick’s testimony seemed to sway the judge enough for him to order an assessment, thereby sending Sharon one step closer to the edge, and also into Tucker’s bed. It was interesting to see Adam show up at Tucker’s door and take in Sharon’s attire, or lack thereof, and realize through his eyes how she’s being played. Later, Sharon went off to Fairview, where she encountered none other than Daisy, in a weird replay of their meeting in jail. Cool twist. I’m anxious to hear how Daisy wound up in there.
Jack was acting out all over the place this week. First he refused to listen to Cane’s warning, which will probably bite him, but I was also confused – isn’t Cane the head of marketing? So then why is he acting as Jack’s financial advisor and gopher? Gah. Later, Jack met Nikki’s latest appeal with cold indifference. I’d have expected more of a sad acceptance with regard to this, considering he put up with her connection to Victor quite willingly during their engagement. Now he’s acting like this has come out of nowhere and he’s shocked by it or something – makes no sense.
Paul will likely find that recording in the snow globe, at least the story is inching in that direction. In the meantime, Avery and Paul working together could lead to sparks flying, and Heather spending time with Daniel and Lucy was cute this week.
Every breath he takes…
I can't help but feel that the Victor/Christian storyline could have been amazing if written differently. Unfortunately, it's moving at a snail’s pace, has been boring, and the beats in the story have seemed silly: Genevieve pretending to be a nurse? Tucker arranging for Victor’s anti-rejection meds to be delivered? Billy keeping it from Victoria that he’d located her father and that he’s in rough shape? Nikki and Victor both looking up at the stars simultaneously? Okay, that was kind of cute, but overall many just aren't feeling this story. Are you enjoying the amnesia storyline? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s Y&R Amnesia poll.
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