All jacked up. (CBS)

Go Glo. (CBS)

Restless Rant
Week of November 5 – 9:

Things were hoppin' in Genoa City this week. We have begun to see new storyline directions emerging and the action has picked up. One notable new development is that characters seem to be teleporting instantly from one scene/location to the next - it's really taken me off guard a few times! Here are some points on the week:

She can stay.
Things have certainly got more interesting around Adam and Chelsea’s place since Sharon moved into the cottage – thank goodness. I respect the way Sharon’s 'breakdown' storyline is being followed through, while at the same time a triangle of sorts is developing among the trio, who are not only caught up together in the dire circumstances of the arson, but in Adam’s pull toward each woman for different reasons. All in!

Phick, Phack, no.
Phick are clearly done for the time being, and it appeared that Phyllis might end up with Ronan, however, their interactions have lost their sizzle of late, and with Phyllis agreeing to move in with Jack, it’s possible there could be a re-do happening with that pair. Yawn. Been there, done that. As for Nick, I’m surprised he’s controlled himself as long as he has when it comes to Avery. They do have chemistry, and her little fantasies are definitely hot. If Nick were anyone but her sister’s husband, it would be awesome. Tell us who you think Phyllis should be with by voting in Soaps.com's Y&R Phyllis’ Love Life poll.

All jacked up.
Who else thinks Jack is a prime candidate for developing a raging addiction to prescription pain pills? Show of hands…

You stubborn fool!
Jill’s return was everything I’d hoped it would be; snarky interactions with Tucker, her tentative and testy reunion with Billy, and butting heads with Katherine in their time-honored way. Here’s hoping Jill ends up running Chancellor with Katherine and we get to see much more of her.

My legacy.
Does anyone else find it interesting that since Victor made his big announcement that he was stepping back and not fight for Newman Enterprises, he’s done nothing but spend his days traipsing around town looking to get into confrontations about it? I’m so over his ranting to everyone about how he built it from the ground up! We know; we get it!

Defriended.
Excellent and timely idea to do a story highlighting cyber-bullying – too bad it’s a bit dull and viewers are still in the process of trying to 'connect' with the characters involved.

No Games.
Billy seemed to be handling the kidnapping situation as well as could be expected; he took his lumps from Nikki, was careful how he dealt with Eddie G on the phone – it was all good until he pulled out a gun and loaded it. Yike! Who else suspects that the Mustache is onto Nikki, and will end up riding to the rescue on this one?

Grubby little hands.
What the hell is going on with Kevin? The writing not-so-subtly seems to be telling us that he’s reverting to ‘the old Kevin’. I just couldn’t believe the way he was going off on Michael and Gloria because they wouldn’t give him $15 million dollars. It’s not like he was asking for taxi fare! It was very satisfying when Gloria finally let him have it in Crimson Lights. You go, Glo!

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