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    The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog.

    Friday, March 15 2013

    Mac attack! (CBS)
    Restless Rant
    Week of March 11 – 15:

    It's been nearly six months since the new writing team came in and there has been a lot of positive change along with a few complaints - mainly some of the pairings and storylines lacking pizazz. The passionate scenes have picked up - that's a plus! Thoughts on this week:

    We deserve this…
    Jack may feel he and Phyllis deserve a romantic getaway, but viewers deserve better than this lukewarm pairing – so been there, done that, and so 'friendzone'. It’s also been a letdown to watch Phyllis dragging her bottom lip all over town calling herself 'toxic'. In what world would Phyllis have gone to Kevin Fisher to ask his opinion on anything, let alone if she was date-able? She’s so not her fire-y self right now…

    Drop this case.
    So over Nick’s growling and posturing over Avery’s safety! He couldn’t go to Milwaukee with her because of Nikki’s illness? He didn't even know she was in the hospital until after she was home. Yeesh. As for the other aspects of Avery’s case, the tie-in with Leslie, Tyler, and Wheeler is nifty writing and it’s been refreshing to see it moving right along. The scenes with Leslie and her father were raw emotion – awesome! It looks more and more like Wheeler’s the real killer…

    My dad died this morning.
    Holy. Crap. Did you ever want to comfort a man more than you did Dylan McAvoy this week when he delivered that line? Way to tug at the heart strings…gah.

    Pairing potential.
    The Abby/Alex pairing has been promising – though she still seems a tad, er, passionate about her ex, Carmine. That said, the news that Marcy Rylan’s headed to GH and Melissa Ordway will play Abby, has lessened my enthusiasm for Abby/Alex…for now anyway. Alex has also been thrown into Chloe’s orbit; they definitely share chemistry, and it would be amazing to have Chloe cut loose from Kevin and make a return to feisty and happy from frumpy and miserable. Sidenote: Chloe’s character grew more mature since having Delia so it’s bizarre hearing her now advise Chelsea to dupe a man like she did Cane. Back to triangles - Abby/Alex/Chloe could be interesting. Alex also crossed paths with Chelsea a few times, so with Chloe and Chelsea being friends, a Chloe/Alex/Chelsea triangle could be quite tense. However, Chelsea went to bed with Dylan this week (how about that body!) and he’s working for Sharon, whom Chelsea despises… Chelsea/Dylan/Sharon triangle? Chelsea’s also made it clear she likes the layout of Cane. Imagine Cane and Adam butting heads over a woman… Of course Cane is married to Lily, who has caught Tyler’s eye – that could be triangle trouble coming too. Another very-married couple, Lauren and Michael, are in a rocky patch, and Lauren’s passion with Carmine was off the charts… So many potential pairings and love triangles are happening on "Y&R" right now! Let know which you would prefer to watch by voting in our Y&R’s Love Triangles poll.

    Face-off. (CBS)
    Lauren’s guilt is probably what’s behind her keeping Michael at arm’s length, although she’s outwardly still blaming it on his actions toward Fen. With Abby having guessed about Carmine and Lauren, methinks things could get ugly. On another note: congrats to Paul on landing Chief of Police!

    Cane and Lily deciding not to work with Chelsea and Tyler anymore was a loving move to make on behalf of their marriage – so why did it feel like it would backfire somehow?

    I dig the beads.
    Seeing Victor’s romantic side is always a nice getaway from his constant ruthlessness. It’s also been interesting to see him try to 'handle' the situation with Wheeler, although I’ve always found it kind of strange that Wheeler is keeping Victor quiet with the threat of exposing the truth about him hiring his daughter, when he wants to keep it out of the media as much or more than Victor does – not great leverage! In any case, the 'big' wedding is coming up and with Adam sniffing around Wheeler as a means of proving himself to dear old Dad, and dear old Dad threatening Adam, I suspect that Adam will crash the wedding and either (a) save the day by anticipating and stopping whatever Wheeler has planned for everyone, or (b) get blamed for it all somehow. The stress is bound to send Nikki back to the hospital, so there will be bonus blame for that too.

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    Posted by Rfan at Friday, March 15 2013 10:14 AM

    Why is it Cane and Lily can not be protective of their marriage? Cane has no designs on Chels and Lily has no designs on Tyler. If there is a couple on this show that love each other it is Cane and Lily. What Chels and Tyler want is not the end all to be all. Lane has been through to much to throw it away because another newbie wants what the have.

    Posted by Chicky2 at Friday, March 15 2013 10:27 AM

    Oh Candace, I hope Adam doesn't get blamed. This would be a great time to have him a hero. I realize he has been ruthless, evenmore than Victor sometimes but I detest the way Victor, Nick and Victoria speak to him. This is when I wish hope was around to kick butt.
    I love the potential triangles but hate that Lauren and Michael are at jeopardy. I get its a soap, just had hoped that maybe one couple could make it in soapland with out "131" weddings. (I think he said)
    Congrats Paul, love that! Poor Michael should have stayed DA, not like he will have a marriage to keep his focus. He might as well been DA, something to do. LOL
    I agree about Phyllis, I just hope her and Nick never get back together to get that fiery Phyllis back. I don't think I could handle that reunion. Nick has been a jerk with Avery. Stay out of her business Newman. Grrr.

    Posted by Lanealways at Friday, March 15 2013 10:35 AM

    ITA Rfan..... Cane and Lily need to have actual Lane centric storylines thats about building them up not destroying them. Im sick of it. Im sick of JFP and Co continuing to use them to prop others while sidelining and backburning them! Why can't Lily and Cane have a voice to defend themselves and each other? instead they lose their jobs and dumbed down to promote tptb faves.
    GMAB They should have good friends and they need to start building their own empire, their own company a family legacy for their children.
    We need to see them front and centre. 5 Years and counting they are still treated like crap. Newbies come to the show and shoot right to the front of them class.
    This show disgusts me.

    Posted by Rfan at Friday, March 15 2013 10:41 AM

    Why would Cane give up a classy wife his twins to butt heads over a con skank ho? Cane would look like the biggest fool in soapland

    Posted by asunder at Friday, March 15 2013 06:19 PM

    Really!! on the same old dry baby daddy story. Everytime someone gets pregnant they blame it on another person and then it comes out. This is evertime, dang is that all you got...Need the writer to get to stale. Dylan is a good guy let him hook up with Sharon. Think of something else, I can't go through this a again..Chole did it, Phyllis did it, Ashley did it, really!!

    Posted by mswoman at Monday, March 18 2013 02:22 PM

    What I found really ludicrous was Victor singing along with gospel hymns. That was definitely good for a laugh. Please don't put Dylan with Sharon. Just because she's a skank ho doesn't mean she should be put with every hunk that comes on the show.

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Tuesday, March 19 2013 07:38 AM

    I love the actor who plays Alex...he's a cutie

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