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    The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog.

    Friday, August 10 2012


    Burn, baby, burn. (Soaps.com)
    Restless Rant
    Week of August 6 – 10:


    Here's what stood out this week on "Y&R:"

    In the dust.
    While Sharon hooking up with Victor will never be okay in my book, the story of Sharon getting utterly fed-up and becoming unhinged made for the most entertaining scenes this week. From her drunkenly crashing Nikki’s wedding reception, and kissing Tucker, to her denying any knowledge of the pre-nup and later setting it on fire, Sharon’s been a divine disaster! She’s been sad, funny, and yet shrewd. Her scenes with Nikki have been ‘must-see’. I’d still like to understand Sharon’s point-of-view better in all of this, but it is what it is - can’t wait to see what she's going to do next!

    They have history.
    Victor sure knows how to push Nikki’s buttons, doesn’t he? By letting the horse go back to the stable in full tack, he planted the seed that something bad could have happened to him, guaranteeing that she would fixate on his whereabouts at the expense of her new marriage to Jack Abbott. It’s also made for some delicious material between Nikki and Sharon. Nikki sending that text to Sharon (and her devilish smile after she hit 'send') was hilarious. Even better was Victoria’s response – "Mom! That’s terrible. But I really love it." Awesome. As for Victor, he turned up on a wharf in the Port of Los Angeles looking pensive. Wonder what he’s up to…and what he’ll come home to…

    Restless rag?
    The Restless Style TV show was down 'n' dirty good fun – Abby was a natural - no surprise there! It was awesome to see the bustle and snarky interactions return to the RS offices. One question - when did the upscale trendy fashion magazine turn into a full-on gossip rag? That TV show is all about the mud-slinging! It was funny watching other characters react and make remarks as the show aired – Victoria getting pissed at Billy, Adam muttering that he was surprised not to have heard his own name, and Phyllis becoming a zingy bundle of nerves after becoming next week’s teaser. Good stuff! What did you think of Restless Style TV? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s Y&R Restless Style TV poll.

    Paul’s problems.
    Similar to last week, Paul’s whole song and dance about pleading guilty was on my last nerve. Thankfully, a few people gave him something to think about. It was good that Nina returned (though I was disappointed in her exchange with Ronan again), and that Michael stuck his neck out to advise Paul. Heather’s hand-wringing and crying on Daniel’s shoulder later in the week seemed a little out of character for her – surprised she’s not being more of a tough cookie.


    Own worst enemy. (Soaps.com)
    Hypnosis fun.
    Wow, Eden really got physical in that hypnosis session! I was pretty into these scenes. It did strike me as strange that there would be three people observing, but oh well. Kyle was surprisingly protective and sweet afterwards – it was a side of him we hadn’t really seen before.

    Website drama.
    Adam and Kevin pulled it together and worked as a team when it mattered, which was mildly satisfying, but still decidedly lackluster as storylines go. Meanwhile, Chelsea made nice with Victoria, which is just all too good to be true. The specter of foreshadowing looms large... By the way, Chelsea’s scenes with Jeffrey made me miss Jill – would have loved for her to be there riding Jeff about his new paternal status.

    The worst first date.
    Just as Harmony told Neil they were 'trying too hard' on their date, "Y&R" is trying too hard to push this pairing. With Lily, Cane, Devon, and Katherine all giving their stamp of approval, it seems like they're trying to 'sell' it to viewers. Harmony has more natural chemistry with Sarge, and some aren't ready to see Neil as 'happy dating guy' so soon after being such a cad to Sofia.

    Promoted.
    Interesting that Cane received a promotion from Jack – does this mean we’ll see him more, or less? Just asking!

    Fired up Phyllis.
    It’s very true to character for Phyllis to have gone haywire after seeing Billy’s teaser on TV and to act rashly while trying to 'control' everything. This is how she becomes her own worst enemy. Going over to Billy and Victoria’s only made the situation worse, as did hiding Tim’s blackmail attempts from Avery and Nick, and paying Tim off again. One thing that felt off was Avery dumping Phyllis as a client two seconds after hearing about the payoff. How convenient that she’d been approached by Heather to represent Paul mere moments before! Phyllis paying off Tim should hardly have ruffled Avery’s feathers – she knows Phyllis too well. It didn’t ring true.

    What did you love or hate about "Y&R" this week? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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    - Candace Young


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    Posted by dairymaid at Friday, August 10 2012 11:04 AM

    Thanks for the rant. I disagree regarding Avery's breaking off her legal duty to Phyllis was too premature. After all, Avery is a lawyer and knows that Phyllis is out of line. Anyway, I believe that many viewers will think that the Harmony/Neil romance will seem forced and feel that Harmony has more chemistry with Sarge (due to the actors being romantically involved as characters on their previous soap show) but I guess it will be a wait and see if any chemistry develops between the two.

    Posted by Candace_Soaps.com at Friday, August 10 2012 11:49 AM

    Thanks for the comments! I would have liked to see Avery struggle with dumping Phyllis a little longer. It just seemed too quick!

    Posted by clady_1 at Friday, August 10 2012 01:18 PM

    It was great that Avery dumped that idiot Phyllis.In real life am attorney would not put up with his client doing what she has done.I am so glad that Sharon got pushed in the pool,she deserved it.I am really over these worn out story lines and I hope the new fresh faces taking over can come up with something besides the same old crap over and over.

    Posted by deblah at Friday, August 10 2012 02:30 PM

    It's about time Nick opened his eyes and followed Phyllis. Victor told him not to let a woman make a fool out of him. Sharon can not compete with Nikki or Victor. Jack is a fool for even dreaming that Nikki would have more love for him than Victor. He even said it before their marriage. Victor and Nikki have a love that always leads them back to each other. HELLO!!
    Christine has a right to feel how she does about Phyllis. If someone tried to kill you, could you let it go? Look at Michael the DA, His wife bought the gun that Paul used to shoot Ricki. Where is her punishment? Gloria, Nikki, Lauren, Ashley, Catherine all have killed someone and have not served one day in jail. Phyllis won't either.

    Posted by Lei1 at Friday, August 10 2012 06:04 PM

    What in the world! How many times will Victor disappear? And how can Tucker keep the truth about the prenup a secret. He is a snake and to think I was feeling sorry for him. Poor Catherine. Would the writers please give Eden back her memory. This has gone on too long. I thought they got a new head writer? Please tidy up all the mess sooner than later.

    Posted by LauraStefan at Friday, August 10 2012 07:25 PM

    God,please save Paul already. This storyline has gone on way to long. I can't take it anymore!

    Posted by Insomniac at Friday, August 10 2012 10:15 PM

    Candace, I'm no lawyer but I thought there was some legal reason that Avery couldn't represent Phyliss anymore because of what Phyl had told her. I might very well be wrong about that. I love watching Sharon now. She gets to play a very different role, much more interesting. I'm wondering if Victor was thrown from his horse and has amnesia, why else would he be wandering on the shipyard docks. How he could leave town with out leaving a trail is a mystery though. Pretty good stuff this week.

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Monday, August 13 2012 12:36 PM

    Yay Paul made bail and Mike's not happy because Lauren posted bail..its none of your beewax, Phyliss Daniel wants to date Heather, he should date her or anyone for that matter..

    I hate Victor, Nikki, Sharon!! Poor Jack--yet again!

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