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    The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog.

    Friday, March 23 2012


    New angle? (Soaps.com)
    Restless Rant
    Week of March 19 – 23:


    It wasn’t the most exciting week on record at "Y&R." The scenes that did stand out were centered on comic relief, smart dialogue, or emotion. Thoughts for the week:

    Geisha girl.
    The high points of the Japan storyline proved to be Jill disguising herself as a geisha, and Cane pretending to be drunk on sake – hooray for comic relief! Victor and Genevieve’s interactions were dull and ambiguous, and Genevieve’s reaction to Cane was just dumb – if he was trying to scupper her deal with the agent so Jabot would prevail, would he really have gone about it in such an obvious way, and made himself look like an idiot to boot? Once again, Genevieve came across as very unsympathetic this week. The Jack/Nikki/Victor stuff is classic, but a fresh angle on it would be nice. Nikki's gorgeous appearance this week made me wish we could see her swept up in a hot new romance, perhaps with someone like Vance Abrams - that would give The Mustache a wake-up call! In any case, I wonder how Jack will react if he learns Cane used the information he gave him to help Genevieve – making Jack indirectly responsible for saving her butt!

    Mellowed out.
    Mellow Chelsea has grown on me, and I think her intentions are genuine where the baby is concerned. That said, I have a feeling Victoria will mess things up by getting in Chelsea’s face, perhaps over her friendship with Adam. The foreshadowing was there when Victoria told Chelsea to stay away from him. The Chelsea/Adam rapport continues to work – both of them needed someone to ‘understand’ them, so their unexpected friendship fits the bill.

    Restless at Restless Style.
    One thing "Y&R" does so well is the snappy dialogue between some characters. This week, Phyllis and Adam’s verbal sparring, as always, made for a good scene – they seem to get into a rhythm, and play on that 'takes one to know one' vibe. Meanwhile, Nick and Phyllis are slipping back into old patterns, and while the straight talk from Nick to Phyllis at Restless Style was refreshing, it was also a bit of the pot calling the kettle black when he accused her of perpetuating conflict on purpose, since this latest disagreement will give Nick all the justification he needs to bed Sharon while they’re working together. Phyllis and Harmony also did some bonding at Restless Style over being imperfect mothers – a solid scene, but I still find the whole Super Harmony fantasy tough to buy into – she should be making mistakes and saying or doing the wrong thing sometimes – it’s unbelievable for her to be so utterly fantastic and always know the right thing to do or say.

    Pistol-packin’ mama.
    Lauren is showing signs of strain. Who else feels like something is going to go down? All I know is they’re making a point of certain people knowing that Lauren has a gun, and of Ricky overhearing threats etc.


    Bonding. (Soaps.com)
    Slick Rick.
    Ricky does such a good job of making one’s skin crawl; he’s a natural to hang out with the equally disturbing Daisy. The good news is that his unpredictability is making him somewhat intriguing at this point - will his allegiance fall with Phyllis or Daisy, or will he try to play them both?

    Good goodbye.
    At long last I was able to connect with Angelina on an emotional level this week as she 'got real'. She came clean with Angelo regarding her unrequited love, and seems to be genuinely hurting as she does 'the right thing' for 'Kevie'. Of course, it may not be the right thing for many viewers who are dreading a chemistry-free Chloe and Kevin reunion. Though Angelina has grown on some "Y&R" fans, they are still quick to warn she needs to be ‘toned down’. One can’t help but think that if she had been written more realistically in the beginning, that she would have caught on with more viewers sooner. The Angelina/Kevin pairing might have had legions of supporters by now! That said, many will be hoping Angelina sticks around to fight for her man – especially after hearing the ‘Good Goodbye’ song, which sounded excellent, by the way, even though it was completely unbelievable for her to become this amazing talent given how bad she was to begin with. Would you like to see Angelina stick around? Vote in Soaps.com’s Angelina poll.

    In the dumpster.
    Although the timing was suspect, it was lovely to see Jeffrey regain his memory. I’m totally anticipating him putting a stop to Glo’s wedding, as well as him recognizing Anita – what a kick it will be seeing him (and Gloria) deal with the news that he’s Chelsea’s father! Jill’s been yucking it up pretty good over at Gloworm lately, but this little tidbit should prove fairly sobering for her as well. What will she make of it being Jeffrey’s daughter who's carrying Billy's child? Their grandchild!

    Common ground.
    The best scenes of the week for me, somewhat surprisingly, were those in Devon’s studio. He and Lily interacted in an easy and realistic way – so believable as close family members, and later, the bonding between Tucker and Devon really resonated. The emotion was low-key, yet there was something so rewarding about seeing them finally connect. The same thing happened with Tucker and Katherine – those ‘moments’ stayed with me well after the show had ended – no gimmicks needed.

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    - Candace Young


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    Posted by mollyandwally at Friday, March 23 2012 10:41 AM

    Nice to see Jill back at work, or just Jill, it's a rare treat these days. Hopefully this Tucker /Kay crap is coming to a end and Katherine Chancellor will be allowed to be in stories with others again. Brock Mac, Rex, Phillip and so many other in Katherine life, be in blood relatives, or husbands Katherine always had a life with Jill and her Chancellor kids. Hope the banishment from the rest of her life will be lifted and she can again live in the same home with Jill. And maybe they can put them in as story together before one of them dies!

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Friday, March 23 2012 12:26 PM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Devon and Tucker's SL! And I love the fact that Lily is using ASL to her brother--Awesome! But I wished they use more words..though...aye!

    And I love Diana ( Angie )'s song--Wicked!! That song will be on Tuesday!!

    Posted by apple1950 at Saturday, March 24 2012 02:48 AM

    Nikki's eyes look puffy like she had been crying all night. The song was more than tweaked. It went from a love song to a good-bye song. Many lyrics had to be changed to come off like it did. Sick of the Victor/Nikki storylin:he uses Nikki and she is a doormat. Nikki, you have the money so buy your own home and stop living on wheels! Katherine needs to stay out of Nikki and Victor's relationship. She pushes Nikki to forgive him every time. Nikki needs to get away from him. She also needs to stop being so snooty. She is so condescending to others. A quick annulment if I ever saw one. This is more lke the B&B. Not sorry to see Daniel leave the show. He doesn't contribute anything.

    Posted by Insomniac at Saturday, March 24 2012 03:06 PM

    I agree Candace that Gen's reaction to Cane was just plain dumb.It's a shame that she doesn't trust her own son. The idea of Nikki with Vance Abrams is inspired, as she does look fabulous. The friendship between Chelsea & Adams gives them a friend in need feeling, maybe it will turn into a romance and maybe not.

    Posted by Insomniac at Saturday, March 24 2012 03:16 PM

    I also think Harmony became too perfect too fast. Nick sabotaged the trust he was building with Phyliss when he broke his promise to her that he wouldn't work with Sharon & because of his weakness he'll no doubt be with Sharon again sooner rather than later.Angelina adds something different & even though she is a ditz, she is a ditz with a heart.

    Posted by Insomniac at Saturday, March 24 2012 03:26 PM

    Lauren seems to be heading for trouble, glad to see her with more involvement in the story. Also Jeff's story looks appealing.The timing for Devon, Tucker & Kay to put aside their grievances had come & I was glad to see it.
    Sorry I post in segments,it may be because of my virus protection that I get deleted if I do long posts.

    Posted by ljm46 at Monday, March 26 2012 02:08 PM

    What if Daisy shoot Daniel with lauren's gun. Then both Lauren and Phyllis will be partly to blame for Daniels death. What if the reason Daisy shoots Daniel is because he wins custody of lucy. What if Daniel's dad for some reason put lucy back with Billy and Victoria. What if he decides to take custody of her himself. These are a lot of If's but in soap land as we all know anything can happen.

    Posted by MsSuperSuds at Monday, March 26 2012 04:42 PM

    Love the LANE scenes in the two epis that I watched this past week. Lily & Devon bonding over his state of being deaf was good. Loved the combo of signing and reading lips. The Jill/Cane scenes were good and so were the Cane/Gen scenes. Not so sure what to make of Gen right now. I like the fact that Tucker & Devon are finally beginning to form a bond of friendship which I hope leads to kinship.

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