Built on a lie. (CBS)
The will reading. (CBS)
Restless Rant for the week of September 9 - 13:
There was a lot of big drama this week on "Y&R" what with the reading of the will, the truth about Chelsea's baby coming out, Nick being left at the altar, and Victor discovering the identity of the mystery investor. Thoughts:
While the idea of Nikki having another child out there is soapy, it was a bit of a stretch for her to have become pregnant and gone off to have this child without Paul knowing, when, as he reminded her, they were together the entire time back then. Also, she seems so tortured by this now, but has never worried about it before? Viewers just have to accept these things in the name of continuing drama, I suppose. Online whispers suggest that Dylan may turn out to be the child Nikki gave up. Thoughts? As of now, we've no idea if Nikki had a son or a daughter, or how long it will take Paul to find this person. This story is intriguing right now because it involves Nikki, and we know there will be reaction from Victor coming down the road.
Hilary kisses Cane.
If Lily thinks Hilary is Anne Turner, wouldn't she go straight to Neil? It still doesn't make a lot of sense that Hilary would target Cane and Lily's marriage as a means of revenge on Neil. It also hasn't been explained how she came to blame Neil for her mother's death. This storyline has been a mess from the get-go and it's still not working for many viewers.
Built on a lie.
The reactions of Adam and Dylan upon learning the truth about Chelsea's baby's paternity were intense and made for some of the best scenes on "Y&R" in many moons - nice change. The aspect of this storyline with Billy and Victoria talking Chelsea up doesn't sit well with some viewers, however, who don't find it realistic. Chelsea and Chloe's migraine-inducing conversations need to just stop. There were about five scenes of those two debating what Chelsea should do on Friday's episode - awful. Anyway, it seems Adam is disregarding Jack's advice about not taking a hard line, which will no doubt lead to big trouble.
The imaginary scenes surrounding Katherine's will reading were fun, and Katherine leaving the fate of the company undeclared, and Jill with a mystery to solve was great - left us looking forward to what's next. Many of the bequeaths in Katherine's will were right on, but some were bizarre to say the least. It was definitely offensive for Kevin to have received something special from Katherine while Billy, whom she considered her grandson, wasn't even included. The big shock, however, was that Katherine would have Brock, Mac, Phillip III, Phillip IV, and Nina split a quarter of her fortune and then leave Devon the lion's share. Mind-boggling! Just don't get it... Are viewers supposed to be excited and intrigued by ol' wet blanket Devon becoming a billionaire? Ack. It crossed my mind to wonder if this was a set-up for someone to contest the will.
Although it was a bit of a stretch for Victor to figure out that Jack was behind Fish Hook Capital just by drawing a fish hook that resembled a 'J', it was thrilling to see him make the connection and so intense when Jack arrived at the penthouse to find Victor there. Loved it! Oh, the implications...
Yeeps, that was some pretty inconvenient timing on Dylan's part, showing up at Avery's as she's about to depart for her wedding. Or was it? Avery wanting to help Dylan was understandable - she was in a tight spot. I felt for Dylan's situation, and was pleasantly surprised that he acknowledged how clueless he's been, but his moaning about his 'past sins' is getting old fast. Egad. Anyway, the gathering at the park and pre-wedding drama was decent viewing. Didn't enjoy the dippy Abby bits, but Sharon crossing Nikki's path was a highlight, as was Victor and Victoria whispering about business - so like them - and Summer hugging Nick. In the end, Noah finally discovered that Sharon's off her meds - what a relief. As for Nick's predicament; realizing that Avery was likely with Dylan and having to send his guests home, that was kind of sad. What do you think Nick should do now? Vote:
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