Perilous pick-up. (CBS)

Toast of the town. (CBS)

Restless Rant
Week of March 18 - 20:

It was a short week for "Y&R" due to NCAA Basketball March Madness, but it was still eventful. A few points to ponder:

Surprise guest.
There were a few unexpected guests at the Newman wedding but the cutest was Reed Hellstrom. Kudos to Billy for pulling off his latest surprise for Victoria - very sweet. It would be great if Delia had been in the mix - miss Billy's scenes with his daughter. Also, I didn't understand Victor's reaction to Billy showing up at the wedding when he insisted upon his presence when he unveiled the ranch etc. Inconsistent.

Taking advantage.
Someone should tell Ashley that Phyllis had to have her arm twisted a considerable amount to be convinced to date Jack again - far from taking advantage of him. That said, many of us agree with Ash that Phyllis and Jack should be a no-go - for various reasons. It was great to see Ashley.

Negative Nick.
What's with Nick scowling at everyone and everything these days - quite the curmudgeon. His latest dislike was Abby flirting with Alex - gimme a break. Worse, he was still asking Avery to drop the Rogan case - proving he doesn't 'get' her at all - right before talking about their future together.

The latest real wedding ceremony between Nikki and Victor was romantic as always. Loved the tension of the henchman tending bar in the background.

It's kind of sad what's going on with Michael and Lauren. I'm in a love/hate relationship with Lauren and Carmine's fling - hate that it hurts Michael and the marriage, but love the passion between Lauren and her boy toy. Gah.

Perilous pick-up.
Sharon appearing at the Newman door to pick-up Faith certainly earned her some more scorn. Why wouldn't they have sent Faith to Sharon's house with a nanny or security guard? Guess that would have been no fun...

The conflict between Tyler and Leslie over their father's innocence or lack thereof is realistic and emotional. It makes sense that Tyler would have such intense feelings toward his father given what he grew up believing. Well done.

Running away?
Wow, Dylan sure finished Sharon's home repairs in record time. He seemed so sure about staying in Genoa City previously that the sudden lean toward returning to Chicago seems curious - maybe someone will have to ask him to stick around?

The Adam Newman Show.
What a hoot if the Newmans wind up indebted to Adam for saving Victor's life right after trying to kick him out of the wedding reception. Nice twist.

All that glitters...
Solid family-time this week with Cane, Lily, and the twins. I didn't see the scenes, so wondered why Lily was with Tyler afterwards when she and Cane recently discussed avoiding him and Chelsea.

Not what it looks like.
So Summer's weaving her web to catch Kyle. Well, they got caught in a compromising position all right! Would you like a Summer/Kyle pairing? Vote in's Y&R Summer Romance poll.

So sorry.
Katherine forgets to go to Nikki and Victor's wedding? Even if the writers had to accommodate for Jeanne Cooper being out with the flu, this was a very tough sell - After all, Katherine doesn't live alone - she has Murphy, Esther, and Jill living with her...heck even Adriana knew about the wedding!

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