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    Friday, June 08 2012


    Say what? (Soaps.com)
    Restless Rant
    Week of June 4 – 8:


    Monday - Two-Way Street, Lady.
    Genevieve confessed to 'save' Cane, which was a yawn because (a) most never believed for a minute that Cane would be deported, and (b) most don’t care what Genevieve does or what happens to her. I’d prefer to watch Cane get on with his own life than to see more of this 'mum' stuff dragged out. Gen’s still an ill-defined character, and her 'gesture' lacked warmth and emotion, so there’s little rooting value. The remainder of the episode included Jack and Victor posturing over Beauty of Nature, Phyllis worrying about Daisy and Ricky, and Nikki finding out Jack could feel his foot. Not exactly a thrill-a-minute. I had high hopes for Daisy finally standing up to Ricky, but even that didn’t amount to much. The one truly interesting tidbit was that Ricky taped Phyllis ranting that she’d kill Daisy if she could – we know that’s going to come back to haunt her!

    Tuesday - A Miraculous Change.
    Katherine and Ashley had the WWJD (what would John do) conversation about Tucker – a down-to-earth scene with core characters is always appreciated. Across town, Neil suggested that Sofia buy the apartment next door. Arrogant much? Thankfully, she told him she had no interest in having him in her face every day and that she’d be moving on. Over at Gloworm, Super Harmony told 'Mick' how she tried to make things right with Ashley, and then doled out some advice. Yep. Over at the ranch, Sherlock Sharon figured out that it was Vikki who called Victor the previous night, and set off to confront her. This boggles the mind. Sharon brought all this up in the first place and then is surprised/indignant that Victoria told Victor? This is another side of Sharon for sure. As for Victoria getting even with her - what’s good for the goose... Over at Tucker’s place, he promised Ashley he’d transform himself into, well, someone else entirely, in order to get another shot with her. Jeeze. The best moment of the episode came when we realized Jack actually won Beauty of Nature from Victor. Of course we know it can’t last, but who didn’t do a little happy dance to see Victor taken down a peg or two!

    Wednesday - Up All Night.
    Sharon ranted to Adam that his bitch of a sister is ruining her relationship with Victor. Really? How was he supposed to react to that? Anyway, it was nice of him to do her a solid later and save her from Big Bad Bob from the Board. Chelsea sure liked it. Has anyone else found themselves wishing Adam would do something sneaky or sinister? Just asking. Elsewhere in Genoa City, Jack pumped iron and Victor boxed like a madman – such intensity! Good for a giggle.


    Dancing with myself. (Soaps.com)
    At Crimson Lights, Chloe and Kevin teamed with Eden to bore us silly over some website idea. It made me miss the old Kevin and Chloe so much – you know, the ones with personalities. Other coffee house craziness included Kevin trying to talk sense into Daisy, and Ricky admitting to Phyllis that he’s writing a tell-all on her. This, of course, led to a Phyllis and Tim reunion. The look on his face when he opened the door was priceless! At the Club, Vikki threw a minor hissy fit when Jack and Nikki got engaged, but she was placated when he brought up Beauty of Nature. Her good mood restored, Vikki offered Billy a sexy all-nighter!

    Thursday - Selling Them Both Short.
    I’m not sure what part of 'your accounts will be frozen and assets will be seized' Genevieve didn’t understand, but she seemed bewildered when her credit cards were declined at Gloworm. Across the room, the legal eagles in town realigned at warp speed as Michael asked Avery to take over his practice, and welcomed Heather back, hoping she’d agree to be A.D.A. It’s hard to imagine why he’d want someone with such a terrible track record. In any case, so dazzling was the unspeakable shade of Heather’s hair, I missed some of their conversation. Safe to say she was playing hard to get about it all. At the Club, Paul was filling Lauren in on Ricky, when Ricky crept up on them – such a lurker! Later, Heather and Ricky had words. Over at Tim’s place, Phyllis sniffed around and left with a threat hanging in the air. She then rushed home to tell Nick she wanted to get hitched because she was 'showing' – methinks she was more worried about her past being exposed than her baby bump. Meanwhile, Ashley found Tucker trying to give Genevieve the bum’s rush, and decided she’ll never trust him again - kind of sad all the way around. At Gloworm, Michael was sworn in as D.A., setting the stage for him to be in the horribly awkward position of having to prosecute people like Kevin, Phyllis, Gloria, or Lauren, should they end up on the wrong side of the law again. Eek.

    Friday - Tick Tock.
    Plans for Phyllis and Nick’s quickie wedding went into high gear. Phyllis elected not to have people who despise her at the ceremony, which opened the door for ensuing drama. At Crimson Lights, Paul told Heather his concerns about Ricky, and then forbade her to do anything about it. Sigh. Ricky lost his cool completely over at Tim’s place – scary stuff! Tim managed to call a spade a spade and get him out the door; but I don’t like the doc’s chances at this point. At the Club, Jack set himself up to look like a fool by bragging to Victor about Beauty of Nature, and then having to go to Abby for funds. Yeesh. Nearby, Nikki had another go at Sharon over sleeping with all the Newman men. What can you say? Back at the penthouse, Phyllis inexplicably dismissed Avery and Lauren, thereby leaving her alone for Daisy’s fateful visit. The scenes were intense - a whirlwind of bitchiness and drama! The concept of Phyllis seeing her past self mirrored by Daisy and having to confront it after all this time is truly soapy excellence. Over at Gloworm, just as everyone was beginning to notice Phyllis’ absence, Sharon crashed the gathering in a bright pink dress guaranteed to stand out. Again, I’m not quite on board with where Sharon’s coming from these days. Why would she even want to be there? Should Sharon have crashed the wedding? Let us know what you think by voting in Soaps.com’s Y&R Wedding Crasher poll.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by delana15 at Friday, June 08 2012 11:15 AM

    Candace, you are spot on with this rant. Every part!

    Posted by dramaqueen333 at Friday, June 08 2012 11:20 AM

    Ricky is the new Adam. Just as psychopathic as Adam was back in the day, and they have that same "my dad didn't love me" thing going on. They had to redeem Adam so that someday he can be with Sharon or some other non-psychotic character.

    I feel sorry for Phyllis and Nick if they lose the baby, but it's been really fun seeing the flashbacks of Phyllis and Dr. Tim. I actually watched that episode. I had forgotten all of that stuff (maybe I wasn't watching at the time) but Phyllis has a whole cast of skeletons in her closet!

    Agree about Cane and Gen. He needs to get on with it, and I'm not sure why he would choose her over his wife and kids (allow them all to get deported) since she's not exactly ever been mother of the year.

    Seems like there will be another murder mystery coming up. I hope it's not as lame as the last one. Hopefully Ricky doesn't get away with it like Adam, Patty, etc. have in the past.

    Sharon is just pathetic. I don't think they know what to do with her anymore. Being a strong woman doesn't mean losing your conscience, your manners and all your brain cells. And yes, what WAS she thinking Adam would do when she told him what Victoria did? And did she really expect that she could just hurt Victoria without consequences? I hope the writers figure her out soon, she's becoming a pariah.

    Posted by LauraStefan at Friday, June 08 2012 11:24 AM

    Totally disagree,GenV has alot of fans that love being entertained by her and do care what happens to her and her son most certainly cares. I for one thought her saving him from being deported was totally genuine. They've been astranged for so long and it was so nice to see Cane finally realize his mother does love him after all and that family is important to her. She's very complex and full of suprises and Genie can pull off every scene she's in with no matter who they are. She totally baffles Victor,gets Tucker all riled up and her and Jill have a wonderful ongoing chemistry that's super entertaining to watch. Me thinks someone does like the actress. Genie Francis is one of the best out there and her portrayal of GenV is the real reason I watch!

    Posted by Candace_Soaps.com at Friday, June 08 2012 11:54 AM

    Thanks for the comments!

    LauraStefan, as it happens I do like Genie Francis and have been a fan of her other roles. I'm not feeling Genevieve, however, and have waited fruitlessly for the character to grow on me. Everyone perceives characters differently.

    Have a great day!

    Candace
    Soaps.com

    Posted by pittmy at Friday, June 08 2012 08:33 PM

    I'm another fan of Genevieve and Genie Francis and I do care what happens to Genevieve. so , don't assume that no one does. Genie Francis has alot of fans that love her portrayal of Genevieve. She is a complicated character and Genie plays her magnificently. So go rant about another character because I'm tired of your ranting about the Genevieve character ! Genie is an icon and Y and R is lucky to have her!!!!

    Posted by Morgen1967 at Friday, June 08 2012 09:53 PM

    Have to agree with you about Genevieve. Love Genie Francis, but Genevieve is all over the place. Could she have been more clueless about her financial situation? And WHY wouldn't she go to Cane first about money problems, after just saving his ass from deportation, instead of jumping right into some crazy scheme?
    And the biggest distraction of the week: NuHeather's hair! I only hope Jennifer Landon didn't pick that color! Why wasn't she a brunette, or dark blonde? Why didn't anyone comment on the radioactive nightmare upon her head?

    Posted by beezwax at Friday, June 08 2012 11:04 PM

    I like your comment on the shade of Heather's hair...haha! It gave me a good chuckle.

    Don't really understand why Sharon crashed Nick's wedding despite Victor asking her not to. She's no longer the same Sharon that I liked.

    Posted by sjenn at Sunday, June 10 2012 11:13 AM

    Candace, as usual, excellent rant! Genie Francis is a good actress, but do not like the Genevieve character. This character is all over the place and doesn't quite seem to fit anywhere. As for Sharon, she's acting like a cheap gold digger. Watching her with Victor just turns my stomach. Crashing the wedding showed poor taste and a lack of class. Was so glad that Nick asked her to leave. It was good of Adam not to throw Sharon under the bus, but I liked Chelsea's reaction even better. Starting to really like Adam & Chelsea as a couple--they're good for each other. I knew it wouldn't be long before the real Daisy revealed herself. I think she purposely went to see Phyllis, hoping she would upset her enough to ruin the wedding and losing the baby would be a bonus for her. Really like Phick, but I'm doubtful that Nick is strong enough to stand by Phyllis when Ricky reveals her past. It's a shame that this couple can't be happy, because they really love each other. It would have been nice to see them married without Sharon's constant interference. I'm hoping that Jack & Nikki never make it down the aisle. Nikki does not love Jack and it's never going to last. I'm thinking that once Jack can walk and he has BON and Jabot, he won't want Nikki anymore (unless it's just to stick it to Victor one more time--lol).

    Posted by CATLADY7 at Sunday, June 10 2012 03:57 PM

    What a mess. Sharon is a pig. If she had not told Vikki about her and Billy, she would not had told Victor. Why would she show up to Nick and Phyllis's wedding? Sharon has lost her mind and hopefully she gets what she has coming to her. Victor will drop her so fast for Nicki. Sharon and Victor together is a yuck fest!! How can Michael be the new D.A.? Did they forget Michael tried to rape Cricket? He was a stone lunatick(?). Also all of his family has been in jail at sometime, with Lauren just recently. In the real world him as D.A. is a joke. Michael will have to defend his BFF Phyliss or one his family members soon. Ashley wants Tucker to not be a businessman. Tucker would not be rich if he only did what pleases her. Hey, do anyone else remember that Jack has another son? Remember his asian son Kemo(?) Where is he and why have they not brought him back or at least refer to him. I hope Nick and Phyllis weather the storm and still stay together, knew she would lose baby. Please kill Ricky off he is too creepy. Maybe they can bring back Isabella as Eva is now available since no more Housewife show. Victor and Sharon together makes me want to puke!! Okay I will stop, sorry for the long rant.

    Posted by YandR and Days at Monday, June 11 2012 09:29 AM

    I enjoy Genevieve also, GF does an excellent job portraying her, you never know what she's up to!

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