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    Friday, May 18 2012


    Advice. (Soaps.com)
    Restless Rant
    Week of May 14 – 18:


    Monday - You Did It!
    Daniel got slapped back to his new reality when Daisy and Phyllis showed up at Jimmy’s Bar. Eden's showing signs of having a death wish – she’s now on the wrong side of Ricky, Abby, and Daisy! Later, Phyllis got real with Daisy, which was refreshing. Daniel wouldn’t agree to annul the marriage – it will be interesting to see what Danny will tell him. After, Phyllis found herself trapped in the elevator with creepy Ricky – bone-chilling. Over at therapy, Billy did a stand-up job of telling a disheartened Jack to buck up – he reminded me of John. Over at Abby’s, Ashley hit the nail on the head when she told Tucker, who asked her, "Don’t do this," that she didn’t do this – he did. Thank you. I just love any scenes with the Abbott siblings – they are the heart of "Y&R."

    Tuesday - Disturbing On So Many Levels.
    I got a kick out of Katherine asking Victor what the hell he was doing with Sharon, but it’s beyond me why they’ve made Kay the official campaign chair for a Nikki/Victor reunion – drives me nuts! Victor made his way to Vikki’s, where he had an eventful afternoon; he and Nikki were chastised by Victoria for their childlike behavior, he bonded with Baby John, and he also overheard Billy, fresh from a heart-to-heart with Ashley and sporting a new perspective, tell Victoria he understands for the first time why Victor dislikes him. Over at Crimson Lights, it was the Harmony hour, which featured her calling herself every name in the book and Neil fretting over her mental state. Neil spent way more time worrying about Harmony today than the sorry state of his marriage – dolt. Also, Devon returned to the land of self-righteous indignation, reading the riot act to Tucker and Harmony. Please tell me what Tucker cheating on Ashley has to do with their father/son relationship. Didn’t Devon sleep with his ‘Aunt’ Tyra when she was with Neil – cheating on Roxanne in the process? Now he's Judgy Judgerson? His reaction was over-the-top, especially considering he hardly blinked the day before when serial cheater Neil told him he had kissed Harmony.

    Wednesday - No Strings Attached.
    Tucker unknowingly blew his only possible chance to get back with Ashley when she caught him comforting Harmony. To make matters worse, Ashley then had to deal with Super Harmony pleading Tucker’s case on her doorstep! I loved how she told her off about the ‘image that assaulted her eyeballs’. Too funny! Katherine, meanwhile, gave Tucker some solid advice and he followed it – satisfying indeed.


    Killer? (Soaps.com)
    Sofia spent the day putting both Harmony Homewrecker and No-Good Neil on notice, but I wish she hadn’t wasted her energy. She knows Neil doesn’t love her, so why is she clinging on at this point? At the Club, born again do-gooders, Chelsea and Adam, projected sweetness and light as Chelsea informed a stunned Billy and Victoria that she wouldn’t make trouble and could pay her own bills. Down at Jimmy’s, Harmony won Sarge’s approval by turning down a free hit, and they headed off into the sunset to find a meeting.

    Thursday - Proof Can Be Created.
    The action kicked off with Nikki irritatingly denying to Katherine that Jack was in love with her. Please. Like she wasn't fully aware of it and reveling in it. Over at Newman, Kyle kissed up to Victor until Nikki showed up to go another round with him – this time allegedly over Kyle and Jack. Victor gave her the hitchhiker thumb/head jerk and turfed her out of the office. Meanwhile, it was another 'creepers and crazies' day, as beleaguered Paul Williams learned that his son Ricardo might very well have inherited his mother’s homicidal tendencies. While Paul was filling in Christine, it was psycho versus psycho over at Daisy's place, with Ricky coming out on top. Daisy then happily packed up and rode her train of delusions over to Daniel’s apartment with Lucy in tow. You have to give it to Daniel – he’s not only cleared the way for Lauren and Michael to move back into their apartment, but he now has Lucy living in his pad. At Crimson Lights, Eden and Abby traded some more insults. I’d rather watch Abby and Chloe snark about Carmine and bicker over the gala plans. Abby did accomplish one worthwhile thing, however, and that was to bring Kyle and Jack closer together. Awesome father/son scenes in the therapy room - NuKyle is growing on me. Across town, Katherine finally got through to Victor, convincing him to go after Nikki before they hurt others with their games. She definitely has a point.

    Friday - The Outsiders.
    Thankfully, Paul clued in pretty quickly about Ricky after talking to Melissa. Christine’s reaction was predictable; she put on her grave tone of voice and warned they couldn’t let Ricky harm anyone else. If Ricky had a go at her I wouldn’t mind; so irritating. Across town, Ricky was intimidating Eden – walking right into her apartment. Spooky. Eden, of course, did exactly what he warned her not to by running to Paul and blabbing. I’d say she’s a goner. Over at the Club, Sharon got the 411 on Adam and Chelsea’s new living situation. Not sure why she was even there, since she supposedly chose Victor, but Adam told Sharon they’re over. What bothers me is that one of the few things you could count on about Adam was his eternal devotion to Sharon – so this is shaky ground. In a classic soap scenario, Victor went looking for Nikki and showed up just in time to hear her seemingly accept a marriage proposal from his arch-enemy. Are we supposed to feel so bad for him now that we get on board with him turning to Sharon? Guess again. Nikki, in turn, showed up at the ranch in time to see Victor playing out a familiar scenario with Sharon and held her heart in shock – it’s not getting any easier for us either, Nik. Should Nikki marry Jack? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s Nikki’s Love-life poll. Elsewhere, Phyllis had a hormonal day, doling out real talk to everyone she came into contact with – loved her exchanges with Daisy and Christine. Daniel, meanwhile, took Lucy to meet Danny - fabulous - love seeing the old favorites!

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Villyfan at Friday, May 18 2012 10:28 AM

    Eh, Billy didn't cheat as Jack and Ashley pointed out. Sigh, The way Y&R trivializes male rape is terrible.

    Posted by Villyfan at Friday, May 18 2012 10:43 AM

    The point was to tell the difference between Tucker/Harmony and Billy/Chelsea. Ashley and Jack both pointed out that Billy's situation was COMPLETELY different since he was drugged and didn't choose. That's rape.

    And he was referring more about leaving Victoria in the first place.

    Posted by Candace_Soaps.com at Friday, May 18 2012 10:52 AM

    Enough to say Billy had a fresh perspective after talking to Ashley.

    Posted by Chicky2 at Friday, May 18 2012 11:07 AM

    good post, and I love that you think Neil is a dolt, agreed, all around.
    I hate that Ashely is leaving because you are so right, the Abbotts are the heart of this show, Eileen is the only Ashley I would want to see play the part. It is so sad she is gone. Still unbelievable. She must have done something horrible for that to happen. The victor/Nikki stuff is old. I am so over it. I am so glad to see Sharon cry over Adam, how do you think he felt. You throw him away and now you are upset he is not begging for forgiveness. I love Adam and Chelsea together as long as they don't get too boring. I like the Good side of Adam but it would be more believable and more fun if he had a hint of bad, same as Chelsea. People don't change that quickly. But, I do like them.
    Wow, Eden, its been nice. Glad to see you go! Assuming ricky is going to get to you.

    Posted by sjenn at Sunday, May 20 2012 08:32 AM

    I sooo agree about Devon, he's such a hypocrite. Wow, what a short memory he has about his own indiscretion with Tyra and he wasn't even drunk! Would love for Sofia to get rid of Neil. He's such a sleaze and she deserves better. As for Nikki & Jack, pleeeze--there is zero chemistry with these two and Jack has got to know that Nikki doesn't love him as anything more than a friend with benefits. Phyllis was waaay over the top on Friday with her hormones raging, which was no excuse for that nasty comment to Cricket. That comment came out of nowhere, so I guess it was meant to set the stage for an upcoming storyline. It was good to see Danny and hopefully he will have some sage advice for Daniel, because being married to Daisy he's definitely going to need it. As for Ricky, he's really scary. Eden needs to move out of that apartment asap. So glad that Paul is finally investigating Ricky and warning Eden to stay away from him. It was so good to hear Adam tell Sharon that they were over. What will she do now that not one of her knights (Nick & Adam) are coming to save her??? It would be nice for Sharon to become a real independent woman (for a change) without running to a man to validate her. For me, Sharon & Victor being together is just plain nasty. Candace, thanks again for the rant!

    Posted by CATLADY7 at Sunday, May 20 2012 04:04 PM

    Yuck and double yuck on Victor and Sharon together. If Sharon is in need of a man why not bring back boring Sam for her. I don't want Sharon with Adam, Nick or Victor. Actually Sharon can leave and Ashley can stay. Sick of Vic and Nik marrying others to hurt each other and still end up together. Kill Ricky oof(maybe by Daisy). But I bet it will be Daisy killed and of course Phillis will be blamed and she will lose her baby and they will finally know she hit Paul and Christine years ago. We have waited for this as long as it took to prove that Malcolm and not Neil is Lilly's father. Now I guess they can go off the air now.

    Posted by BarbCarey at Wednesday, May 23 2012 04:11 PM

    The first thing that I thought when I saw Ricky let himself into Eden's apartment and gave her back the key was: "Eden, you better change the locks"! But that was never mentioned. By no one on the show and not one poater.

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