Genoa City for the week of August 25 - 29:
"Y&R" seems to be resurrecting things from the past that 'worked' to try and get back into viewers' good graces. Everyone loved Cassie and Drunk Nikki, right? Thoughts:
As the stomach turns.
The good news is that the Mariah storyline took an unexpected twist, the bad news is that it involved Ian, who had raised her as his daughter, deciding he would marry her. If that's not gross enough, he apparently undressed her while she was unconscious and put her in the wedding dress. Ew. In this case, most would have preferred to see the more predictable, but infinitely more palatable plot of Kevin and Mariah having a motorcycle wreck, mentioned in last week's blog. There's no denying that Nick and Sharon have definitely managed to sell the 'Mariah is Cassie's twin' history rewrite, but it remains to be seen how the Mariah/Sharon relationship will go, and what will become of Ian, who was last seen at Nikki's door...again. How does he keep getting past ranch security anyway? Yeeps! What do you think of the Mariah reveal? Vote in Soaps.com's Y&R Poll: Mariah is Sharon's daughter.
It was great to see Murphy and Nina brought back for Katherine's remembrance party. It would have been even better if the likes of Brock, Mackenzie, JT, Chance, Phillip, and Tucker had been in attendance. The first day of the gathering in Chancellor Park inexplicably seemed to focus largely on Kevin's brooding and Lauren and Jill discussing Michael's intimacy issues. The second day had Murphy telling those gathered that Katherine wanted them to write letters to her. It was an excellent idea, however some of the writers seemed to focus more on their problems than on actually addressing Katherine in a meaningful way. I'd have rather marked the anniversary of her passing with some fabulous flashbacks and the end of the trifling music box storyline. Just when it looked like Jill was done with it, the darn thing was swiped and showed up on someone's desk, which can only mean we're not done with it yet. Unfortunately, while admirable to try and keep a storyline thread running that has to do with Katherine, this really hasn't made viewers feel connected to her, or who she was, in any appreciable way.
Well, Nikki's back on the sauce, which we saw coming from a mile away. She attended an AA meeting and vowed that she wouldn't take a drink that day, but that was before Ian showed up, so we'll see. Victor hasn't figured out that she's hitting the bottle again, because as usual, he's too busy 'protecting his family' to actually protect his family. Hehe. Which brings us to...