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    The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog.

    Friday, August 17 2012


    Tabloid king. (Soaps.com)
    Restless Rant
    Week of August 13 – 17:


    Sprung.
    Thank goodness they finally talked some sense into Paul and got the man out on bail! Lauren didn’t even have to ‘fess up about the gun. Seems like Avery got Paul’s case firmly in hand within hours – made Christine look bad.

    It's a long road to nowhere.
    It doesn’t get much more ridiculous than newlywed Nikki packing up a bag and ditching her new hubby to search for Victor when she doesn’t even have a clue where to look! Unfortunately for Jack, she's got a one track mind - I doubt even Katherine could have stopped her. Read Soaps.com's interview with Jeanne Cooper.

    Played again.
    Anyone else feeling ‘mystery-fatigue’ when it comes to Cane's family? How many secrets and family cover-ups can they have in one lifetime? There’s been one drama after another originating from Down Under and it’s been a bit like work to get interested in this latest one. Genevieve and her problems aren’t any better. Lily, however, has had a playful, almost mischievous air about her at times in recent months, which could be intriguing if developed in the right storyline. Ready for something different with this clan.

    Addressing the undressing.
    So Yolanda/Harmony finally addressed that awful time when she dropped her robe and came onto Neil way back when. Thank you. It's important to acknowledge the history of the characters.

    Restless Style TV.
    The quirky vibe surrounding Restless Style’s new tabloid TV show and its staff members has a certain appeal. It’s a contemporary storyline, provides plenty of opportunity for catty run-ins between Abby and Chloe, and Billy is perfection as the tabloid boss with a heart. It’s preferable to following the goings-on at the other new venture in town, Tag ‘n’ Grab, which basically amounts to Kevin whining about/at Adam.


    Setback. (Soaps.com)
    What Mama don’t know…
    Go Daniel! I kind of like him and Heather sneaking around.

    Badass.
    Ol' Vic may have appeared to be nothing more than an aging disoriented drifter with a nice watch, but he showed those younger, brawnier dock workers a thing or two, and proved he’s still 'as good once as he ever was' when it comes to barroom brawling. He even won the jaded barkeep's grudging admiration. Yep. Anyway...who thinks Victor’s himself, and who thinks he has amnesia?

    Seeing red.
    Phyllis’s tension-o-meter went way up this week as a result of Avery walking as her lawyer. She snapped on most members of her family before the hiring of Leslie and a job offer from Kevin brought the stress levels down a few notches. She was then able to focus nicely on devising a decent diabolical plan to deal with Tim. Too bad for her it backfired a little, but not too bad for viewers. Phyllis hollering at dead-as-a-doornail Tim that he was not dead, and informing his lifeless body that he was not dying in her apartment, was pure gold. Definitely in the running for favorite scene of the week. The icing on the cake was Kevin knocking on the door at just the right moment to get himself dragged into something that could turn his life upside-down. Just his luck!

    Like a woman possessed!
    The changes in Sharon and the twists in her story just keep coming, and this week, she went from wide-eyed and startled while burning the pre-nup, to playing wide-eyed and innocent when denying it, to positively wild-eyed in the boardroom! Yes, folks, by week’s end, Sharon, schooled by Tucker, who may have unknowingly unleashed a well-manicured monster on the unsuspecting corporate world, strode into the board meeting and not only made a bold power-play, but seemed to be channeling Victor himself! When she chillingly intoned, "I am Victor Newman," she spoke in a lower register, she was appropriately menacing and arrogant - she seemed mere moments from an Exorcist-style head spin! I can’t imagine what she’ll do next, what one-liner this will inspire from Adam, or what The Mustache will make of Victor/Sharon when he returns. What do you think of Sharon’s bold boardroom moves? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s Y&R Boardroom Moves poll.

    One of Sharon's kids is being recast. Get the scoop through Exit interview with Kevin Schmidt.

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

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    Posted by Chicky2 at Friday, August 17 2012 10:51 AM

    Well we definitely have a differnce of opinion. I thought the whole Tim and Phyllis thing in her penthouse where people come and go like a coffee shop was stupid. Phyllis is a smart chick if nothing else and she would not have been that stupid to do this in her home she shares with kids and Nick. Sorry aint' buying it.
    The Sharon/Victor thing is ridiculous and the sudden change in Sharon is nothing less than annoying and truly unbelievable. I do buy however the idea that perhaps the mustache has amnesia. I do think that could be true.
    Nikki leaving her new hubby to search where? Sorry another unbelievable storyline.
    Sorry to be negative but the storylines are nuts. As if Paul would be out on bail when he is charged with Murder. When does that happen.
    Kevin is boring so his involvement with Phyllis now could be good and put some interesting stuff his way again which would be nice.
    Cand and Lily is boring and yes I have had enough of the family crap but if they would get it going faster then perhaps I could get into that.
    Not sure how much more viewers are supposed to take, they need to make changes and believable one's.

    Posted by MsSuperSuds at Friday, August 17 2012 01:27 PM

    Chicky, MAB's storylines are still playing on screen. Her name is still in the credits as EP/HW. Nothing from the new HW yet!

    Posted by akosohu at Saturday, August 18 2012 07:21 AM

    You know I really miss the excitement of the art thief ring in Europe with Victoria, brad and victor...that was a hot story and i wish they would bring in another great mystery like that

    Posted by beezwax at Sunday, August 19 2012 11:32 PM

    Glad all those boxing lessons and workouts are paying off for Victor in the brawl against some younger ruffians.

    I agree that it's a little unbelievable that Red would conduct her business with Tim in her penthouse instead of a shady out of town motel using a fake name.

    Do you think the plan is for Sharon to exit the same way Diane did. She sure is reminiscent of Diane right now with her making enemies out of everyone in town. All I know is that I no longer have a crush on Sharon, she's a bit too scary for me right now.

    Posted by BJWN at Tuesday, August 21 2012 06:44 AM

    Okay, why is Phiyllis able to continue in this manner. I just want her to be declared insane like Patty and put away. It's time for Phyllis to paid for her crimes.

    Posted by BJWN at Tuesday, August 21 2012 06:48 AM

    I just love the chemistry between Billy and Victoria and Chelsey and Adam.

    Posted by txbullitts at Tuesday, August 21 2012 11:31 AM

    When are they going to dig up Sharon's past. What happened about the necklace she stole not so long ago. Nothing has been said about that. Maybe this will come out when they start digging. Wonder if they will trace her back to the theft. I guess Sharon will be this month's evil character.

    Posted by sjenn at Tuesday, August 21 2012 08:50 PM

    Hate to be a downer, but I've had it with all of the Y&R shenanigans. I don't even recognize these characters anymore. I'm just disgusted with all of these storylines.

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