Week of June 18 - 22:
Monday - Operation Destroy The Red-Headed Shrew.
Well, Ricky succeeded in making Paul look paranoid, but Paul didn't back off or question his instincts, which was satisfying. Nick and Victor had a father/son moment in the stable, which felt very genuine. Nick told Victor he blames Daisy for the miscarriage, which means it's curtains for Daisy now that she's in Victor's crosshairs. Lauren also heard the news about Daisy, and not wanting to be left off the suspect list, hurried off to purchase another gun. I love that Phyllis and Lauren have restored their friendship - wonder if it would survive the revelation that Phyllis was the driver in Paul's hit-and-run. Avery and Heather also had a girl chat today, and Daisy overheard just enough of their conversation with Michael to allow her to connect the dots later and pinpoint Phyllis as the hit-and-run driver of legend. Elsewhere, Nikki and Sharon cooled their heels in prison, and on Victor's orders, tried to work things out. Though there is past history between them that could have made these scenes deep, the fact that Sharon was defending sleeping with Victor gave it a ludicrous feel. The episode ended with Daisy turning the tables on Phyllis, who thought she finally had her daughter-in-law on the ropes (good stuff!), and Paul calling Christine to dig into Ricky's past - loved Christine gravely warning him he may not like what she finds. From bug to badass!
Tuesday - It Was An Accident.
So, Phyllis told Daniel how the situation with Paul and Christine went down all those years ago, Daniel seemed to accept it, and they plotted to get rid of Daisy for good. Who else smells a 'whodunit'? Meanwhile, the creepiest guy in town, Ricky, watched and listened to his father tell his sister to take out a restraining order on him. I'm surprised Paul didn't order the apartment swept for bugs after learning Ricky had been in it! Over at Crimson Lights, Genevieve learned that her account password had been changed, and we later saw someone with pink fingernails putting money in a cashbox - which means someone other than Colin is involved. Any ideas? Daisy showed up at the coffee house to tell Kevin that Daniel and Phyllis were seeing things her way, and he started talking about his website needing investors. Like Daisy cared. At Gloworm, Tucker inexplicably put the moves on Harmony and waxed eloquent about how much he loves women. This had such an 'ew' factor so close to Ashley leaving him. Bad move. Later, Neil seemed surprised that Harmony wasn't more impressed by what a peach he was for asking Devon to cut her some slack. Get over yourself, Neil. Tucker moved on to the Club, where he bailed out Genevieve as she was off to pawn the family jewels. Upstairs, Ricky asked Paul why he was out to get him, and Paul didn't waiver. Good man. Back at Crimson Lights, Lauren went 'Mama Bear' on Daisy when she tried out her baby talk on NuFen. Rawr!
Wednesday - Dr. Evil.
Abby and Chloe went into crisis mode after they learned Angelina had cancelled plans to perform at the gala. I felt strangely disappointed at this news. Meanwhile, Daniel learned that Kevin had been suckered in by Daisy, and had even given her a job at the coffee house. All ramped up, he headed over to Phyllis' penthouse wanting to know what the plan was to get rid of Daisy. Phyllis was less than impressed when he referred to her as 'Dr. Evil'. Hilarious. Anyway, Nick showed up, and must have been wearing earplugs, because he failed to hear Daniel yelling about the hit-and-run. Yeesh. At the Club, Kay doled out some advice to Neil and Tucker - always good - and Adam reassured a nervous Chelsea she would do well on her GED. The 'cute' factor of this couple has hit nauseating heights a couple of times, which doesn't seem true to the characters. In any case, Chelsea blurted that she loved Adam, who didn't return the sentiment. Hmm. Sharon showed up and engaged in a snarkfest with her ex, which left her unsettled, so she returned with a CD from New Orleans and had another go at it. Chelsea found Sharon in the suite upon her return. Does anyone else wonder if Chelsea's insecurities will cause her to relapse into her old ways? Out at the ranch, Nikki and Victor had a lover's quarrel over their new relationships - silliness - and Sharon showed up looking for solace after Adam dissed her. Over at the gala, Harmony and 'Mick' scored some points with Devon by coming up with a replacement act for Angelina, who as it turns out, had been stolen away by Danny Romalotti. Too funny!
Ah, what a 'feel good' moment when Avery arrived at the penthouse with a plan to nail Daisy - but with what she has on Phyllis, there was no way it was going to work. The Phyllis/Daisy face-off at Crimson Lights was an intense scene, though, as was the Paul/Lauren showdown over her having a gun. I couldn't help but get a terrible feeling when Ricky saw it in her purse - that could come back to haunt her. NuHeather made more points with me on this episode too - listening to Avery's plan to put Daisy away and saying, "This is good!" She also was very frank with Kevin about Ricky, saying, "No, I don't like him very much." Too funny - she's really a good fit! Later, Avery walked out on Phyllis after her odd behavior and decision not to prosecute Daisy. Unsettling.
Friday - No Fairytale Ending.
Today kicked off with Abby sealing the deal to invest in Beauty of Nature. Way to put yourself in the middle of war between Jack and Victor! Not where I'd want to be... At Crimson Lights, Sharon was surprised to find herself watching a Faith and Adam reunion, complete with an introduction to his new squeeze. Awkward! Over at the gala site, Chloe was losing her mind over the truck not showing up, with no idea Carmine was behind it. To make matters worse, the band got stranded at the airport - what a debacle! Loved it! Meanwhile, all the murder suspects, er, guests started showing up. Over at Ricky's suite, Daisy saw something that chilled even her hardened heart - the man himself drowning his ex on video! Now things were getting good! Naturally, this led to Daisy heading to the big event in town where everyone who has it in for her was gathering - nice. Ricky, realizing what she'd seen, hightailed it somewhere too, leaving us wondering - did he kill Daisy, did he not find her, or did he find her and force her to leave town and frame someone for murder? Hmm. In other happenings, Chloe was freed from Carmine's trunk by Abby, who then decided to go along for the ride herself. Did she do it knowing he'd get in huge trouble for kidnapping Victor Newman's daughter, or did she do it because she just likes a sexy bad boy? Whatever her reason, I loved it, and was quite happy to see more of Carmine. This was one of the best Friday episodes in a while, ending of course with Daisy seemingly disappearing and Michael finding a scarf... Yep, looks like there will be another whodunit. What do you think happened? Vote in Soaps.com's The Young and the Restless Weekly Summaries, and vote on our The Young and the Restless Polls.
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