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    Friday, July 27 2012


    I've got your lipstick. (Soaps.com)
    Restless Rant
    Week of July 23 – 27:


    There will likely be a lot of changes ahead for "Y&R" as Maria Arena Bell Exits and Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith Return. In the meantime, here’s a look at the current storylines:

    Jabot/Beauty of Nature.
    Something tells me that Jack is going to end up merging the companies and then lose them to The Mustache. Does anyone else have that feeling? Jack may be riding high right now, but I don’t like his chances when he’s pissed Victor off to the degree he has this time. You know you’re toast when Victor stares you down and the vein in his cheek throbs. Yike!

    Vikki/Billy/Nick/Phyllis.
    This has turned out to be quite the little sideshow, what with Phyllis getting a look at the view from the other side, Neanderthal Nick sucker punching his brother-in-law, and Billy deciding to run the video footage for fun. However, it didn’t feel quite right that Victoria told Billy to go ahead and use the footage of Nick. Not only had she just told Billy she was declining job offers based on avoiding ‘drama’, ahem, but it seemed out of character for her.

    Sly Sharon.
    From her sorta' smug reaction to Ashley’s advice on Monday, to her snarky confrontations with Nikki and Chelsea on Friday, off-kilter Sharon is definitely getting viewers' attention. She makes me grin... The best was when she pulled out the lipstick she stole from Chelsea in Victor’s office and slicked it on with that self-satisfied smile. The only thing missing is her going a round with Phyllis – hopefully that’s coming. In the meantime, I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do or say next…

    The parent trap.
    Imagine having Anita and Jeffrey as parental units! As satisfying as it was to see Chelsea order them out of her house, it will be entertaining to see them weasel their way back in next time. Pitting Adam and Jeffrey in scenes together is one-liner heaven! As a bonus, having some issues to deal with should bring super-gooey newlyweds Chelsea and Adam back down into the real world - the cutesy stuff is getting to be overkill. Speaking of parents, I enjoyed the Adam/Victor exchange in Crimson Lights this week. An interesting change of pace...


    Civil reunion. (Soaps.com)
    Tag and Grab.
    This name for Kevin and Chloe’s website is a lot like the storyline itself; a little awkward and not very exciting. I dream of Chloe and Kevin splitting up – he’s acting like a grumpy ol’ grandpa lately, and really ticked me off with his attitude to Carmine’s apology. When you compare Kevin and Carmine’s transgressions, Carmine comes out looking like a boy scout! I mean, Kevin once locked Colleen in a restaurant fridge and set fire to the joint – who is he to judge anyone?

    Pool party.
    Carmine and Abby continue to be the hottest new couple. I love that Abby knows what she wants regardless of who likes it. Devon and Roxy are so cute together, except I thought for a minute he was going to propose and he only gave her a trip to Chicago…oh well. As for Kyle and Eden, she’s just not zippy enough for him. Kyle is the type who should be stirring everyone up by sleeping with a sexy older woman, or even a married woman – he needs a reason for that glint in his eye…

    Aussie mystery.
    It looks like Tucker’s being somehow drawn into the latest Aussie debacle. In all honesty, I’m not ‘feeling’ Tucker and Genevieve as two people with all this history, and most especially not as a couple with unexplored passion for each other. It looks like the sister, Samantha, probably isn’t dead, and following the clues gives Cane and Lily something to do, but otherwise, it’s a bit of a dud storyline. I’d rather see Cane and Lily have work-related stories and Tucker paired with someone else (no, not Super Harmony). Are you interested in this storyline? Let Soaps.com know by voting in our Y&R Aussie Mystery poll.

    Sofia’s dream.
    Well, Sofia’s dream may be crushed by ornery Neil. It’s not that I can’t see his point in wanting to keep his son nearby; it’s the condescending way in which he spoke to Sofia that was such a turn-off. I’m sure with their big executive salaries they could ‘share’ Moses without much trouble. Neil’s autopilot setting is ‘jerk’.

    Down at the station.
    For the record, if someone told me they were my friend and then followed it up by asking if I’d murdered someone I’d probably smack them too. As for the rest of the Phyllis hit-and-run tale, it’s been fairly entertaining to see Christine trying to run the show, Ronan, Michael, and Avery all in there sniping, and Phyllis backed into a corner. She inadvertently put her foot in it when she admitted to sending Tim out of town – Christine was right in saying it makes her look guilty. Whoops! As for Paul, it’s a good thing Heather is looking out for him! When are Michael and Lauren going to come clean about that gun?

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    - Candace Young


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    Posted by Chicky2 at Friday, July 27 2012 10:59 AM

    I don't mean to sound harsh but I think new writers are in order. The storylines are re-done re-done re-done, I can't stand Chlor and Kevin and Sharon well I could smack that look right off her face. I hate what they have done to her.
    I think it needs new writing and I hope to see some big changes soon.
    Tucker needs a woman like Ashley just not as bitchy and cup half empty. There is no one on that show that fits the bill.
    I disagree about Christine, she can go back where she came from now, can't stand her self righteous ways. Get over it, a long time ago and hello, your client Paul, needs your help, so stop thinking about yourself, as you always do, and try to think of someone else for a change.
    If Jack loses both, then I am done, I know that Victor always wins, we have all watched it for over 20 years. For God Sake think of something else for those two. WOW.
    I love Chelsea and Adam and like you, the gooey is getting a little overdone, lets give them something to really sink their teeth into. Something exciting!

    Posted by KC11 at Friday, July 27 2012 02:27 PM

    Re:Down at the station: Yes, Phyllis is one crazy (fill in). People like her usually carry a huge shovel and continually without realizing it, dig their own graves...lol. Ronan is acting like a puppy in heat! Christine will probably use her footage to blow this Mayberry town called Genoa City and get a gig on CSI. She's the only one making sense in this s/l. The others sound delusional and are making a mockery of the American judicial system.

    Posted by LauraStefan at Friday, July 27 2012 03:04 PM

    I disagree,I think Gen and Tucker make a wonderful couple,she makes him come alive as the show has had him wimpering around so much lately. All G/S scenes are full of underlying emotion and words left unsaid between the two that's why their so interesting to watch. Their eye contact and chemistry is undeniable and their are many fans that are loving their pairing.

    Posted by Dshafky2 at Friday, July 27 2012 03:35 PM

    I have to disagree about the Aussie storyline. IMO it's the only interesting one on the show right now and Tucker and GenV would make an awsome couple. The Phyllis stuff is so boring now that Ricky is gone and 100% predictable. Come one we know the character isn't going to prison.

    Posted by Insomniac at Friday, July 27 2012 09:14 PM

    Liked your rant Candace. I think Jack wil probably do himself harm trying to walk too soon now that Niki has speeded up the wedding & I agree he will no doubt lose both companies & Niki. He never gives up though. Hard to believe Tucker's declaration that Gen was the only woman who ever broke his heart so soon after his desperation to get Ashley back. yep- it's time for the cutsey stuff with Adam & Chels to cool off a little there will be lots of material with Jeffery & Anita hanging around looking for a piece of the pie.

    Posted by Insomniac at Friday, July 27 2012 09:23 PM

    I am getting a big kick out of Sharon's new persona. It kind of makes sense that after being kicked to the curb a few times you might go off the rails a bit. Kevin has forgotton so soon what a mess he was, Carmen is a saint compared to him. It WAS surprising that Vicky told Billy to use the fight scene, she & Nick usually have each others back.It looks like after 20 years Christine wouldn't be acting like the hit & run happened yesterday. I'm glad Heather is focusing on Paul because she sure isn't. The Aussie thing is boring - hope they get a new story for Cane & Lilly.

    Posted by Insomniac at Friday, July 27 2012 09:31 PM

    Of course Neil wants to keep Moses close but he owes it to Sophia to let her go,it's not her fault their marriage didn't work. He can go to New York if it's that important to him. I still haven't gotten used to Kyle & Eden. She was all grown up when he was an itty bitty kid, now he's like a man of the world. The bug is jumping to conslusions about Phyliss reason for getting the doc to leave.(although she's right). But I wouldn't want all my secrets out either,even though I've never tried to run anyone down.

    Posted by LauraStefan at Saturday, July 28 2012 09:23 PM

    It's not hard to understand,Tucker said GenV was the only woman that broke his heart because he broke Ashleys heart after cheating and lieing to her. Ashley didn't break Tuckers heart because she loved him but couldn't take the lies anymore. Theirs a big difference between the two!

    Posted by Monday601 at Sunday, July 29 2012 05:54 PM

    I'm sick and tired of the Y&R writers giving this garbage to the fans. 1.) If they couldn't figure out anything better to do with Sharon, they should've left Sam's character on the show. It was more interesting and something was starting to develop between he and Victoria. That would've been much better than what they have now. 2. Where are Daisy's body and Ricky's computer? And come on, are we to believe that a knife was lost in that short drop? 3. Why should we feel sorry for Phyllis? And why is everybody helping her when she destroyed so many others? I've been a loyal fan since about 1989, but if this is the best the writers can do, I feel more and more disinclined to watch.

    Posted by Monday601 at Sunday, July 29 2012 06:01 PM

    I'm sick and tired of the Y&R writers giving this garbage to the fans. 1.) If they couldn't figure out anything better to do with Sharon, they should've left Sam's character on the show. It was more interesting and something was starting to develop between he and Victoria. That would've been much better than what they have now. 2. Where are Daisy's body and Ricky's computer? And come on, are we to believe that a knife was lost in that short drop? 3. Why should we feel sorry for Phyllis? And why is everybody helping her when she destroyed so many others? I've been a loyal fan since about 1989, but if this is the best the writers can do, I feel more and more disinclined to watch.

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