Week of June 11 – 15:
Monday - Epic Fail.
The story picked up from Friday at Gloworm with Nick telling Sharon she seriously wasn’t welcome at the wedding, which had little to no effect. Victor ambled over to leer at Sharon in the sexy dress and gave his approval, which, for the first time in my eyes, reduced him from a powerful magnate to a silly old codger. As for Sharon, I’m all for her being stronger, gutsier, and more interesting, however she’s always been an intrinsically kind and understanding person, so for her to force her way into her ex’s wedding for no apparent reason other than to be obnoxious and piss people off, kind of messes with the integrity of the character. With all of that said, Sharon being at the wedding made for some very entertaining scenes. Later, at the penthouse, Nick’s quiet pain as he saw Phyllis off to the hospital was truly heartrending. Back at Gloworm, Noah quietly took charge, Avery played auntie, and NuSummer whined in true teenager fashion. First impression – NuSummer is a cutie with attitude, but I wish she looked more like her mother. Over at the Club, Lauren surprised Michael with NuFenmore, who we still need to get to know. At the ranch, Abby stood up to Victor, and then dropped into the Abbott manse to let Jack know his good luck streak was still going strong and she would still invest.
Tuesday - Missing.
Phyllis came home from the hospital, and told Nick about Daisy’s visit and Ricky’s tell-all tome. It continues to be fascinating to see Phyllis deal with coming up against people who are reminiscent of her former self. As you watch Daisy make constant missteps with Daniel, you realize just how like the ‘old Phyllis’ she really is. Over at the Club, it was notable that Heather addressed the issue of Michael's sinister past by telling Paul she thought it was a plus that he understands the dark side of human nature. True! Paul then learned that Tim Reid was missing, and Heather told Ricky in no uncertain terms to vacate her apartment immediately, and that his finding a place to go was not her problem. It was at this exact moment that NuHeather won me over. Meanwhile, Nick and Phyllis called the kids and Katherine over and got married. It was understated and meaningful, but Phyllis in pajamas? Also developing today was Cane and Lily’s rising mistrust of Genevieve, who is supposedly penniless, but putting herself up lavishly at the Club.
Wednesday - Life Turns Around.
Today began with viewers finally getting a teeny (and I do mean teeny) glimpse into who Sarge is when he admitted it was a bad day for him, and Jack asked if it had to do with a woman. Sofia finished moving out of Neil’s place, so they shared an awkward, tense scene before he hightailed it over to Crimson Lights, where Super Harmony hangs out. Later, Neil campaigned for Devon to cut his mother some slack. He should cut her some slack, but not because Neil’s asking. Go ‘way Neil. Across town, Kevin agreed to do that illegal thing for Genevieve, which made him marginally more interesting again, until Chloe tattled to Cane and put an end to it. Adam and Chelsea did the kissy-face thing in their suite while studying – very cute, but nothing to write home about passion-wise.
Thursday - Tea And Sympathy.
Cane and Lily’s confrontation with Genevieve was interesting – not only was she not particularly apologetic, but it came out that she hid the fact that Colin was free – it illustrates what Cane grew up dealing with – this odd, selfish, crookedness from both parents. Across town, Jack and Ashley really got into it over Jabot and Beauty of Nature and a family feud was established. Now this is good, and a fabulous illustration of why the core characters matter – viewers know Jack’s entire past with Jabot, and his totally frustrating tendency to become his own worst enemy. Whenever things go well for him, it’s never enough – always his downfall. What do you think of Jack and Ashley's clash? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s Y&R Abbott Family Feud poll. In other family news, Heather set Ricky straight once again, letting him know he was a squatter in her apartment, while Paul learned that Ricky had visited missing therapist, Tim Reid. At the penthouse, Daniel and Phyllis watched the footage of Daisy standing outside the door while Phyllis screamed for help. It really upped the tension to have them discover what Daisy did (or didn’t do as the case may be), but realize they’re powerless to prove it! Later, Michael and Phyllis had tea and talked. Phyllis should have stuck to sipping, as she remarked incriminatingly to the D.A. that she’d like to get rid of Daisy permanently. We all see where this is going… At Crimson Lights, Daniel became ‘suspect’ number two when Eden witnessed him threaten Daisy.
Friday - I Rode Him First.
When Nikki walked in with that horse and delivered her line to Sharon, it was just a delicious soap opera moment. Things got a little ridiculous from that point, but were still entertaining. The end all be all, however, was Victor later asking Michael to keep them in jail longer. How he must love them fighting over him! Also, it’s outrageous that he would ask Michael for a favor after treating him so appallingly – of course that never stopped The Mustache before. At the penthouse, Phyllis and Avery did some true sisterly bonding, and I really was drawn in. Loved it. It will be interesting to see if Avery supports Phyllis if she winds up in trouble with the law. Meanwhile, Ricky let himself into Heather’s apartment and bugged it – such a creeper – and then played Paul like a fiddle by telling him he’d left her a housewarming gift guaranteed to blow her away. It was strange that Heather didn’t seem to question Ricky letting himself in to leave the gift, but it was hilarious when she opened it and Paul burst in with the cops in full drama mode, shouting, "Don’t open it!" This was a clever move on Ricky’s part, because now everyone is going to start thinking Paul is paranoid. In other news, Kevin decided to be Daisy’s ‘Michael’. No words.
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