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    The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog.

    Friday, May 17 2013


    Huh? (CBS)
    Restless Rant
    Week of May 13 – 17:


    Well, it’s May Sweeps and the only storyline truly resonating at this point is Michael and Lauren’s. Thoughts on the week:

    Stealing for kicks.
    The Chloe/Kevin storyline continues to leave most viewers’ shaking their heads. It’s nearly impossible to relate to them anymore. For viewers, they’ve been basically acting out-of-character because they’ve lived and learned too much to be behaving like such whackjobs.

    Forever.
    Chelsea seems to be falling for Dylan and has now decided to continue her lie on a permanent basis. Too bad Victoria appears to know the truth.

    Gambling man.
    Be careful what you wish for... Many were desperate for Billy to get a storyline, and now he has one – he’s in screw-up mode again. Here’s hoping there’s a twist coming with Billy’s story so that it’s not as predictable as it’s looking – and so he’s not simply written like another Jack, who goes through life repeating the same mistakes over and over. Speaking of which…

    Under control.
    Jack spent this week trying to convince Traci and John that everything with Phyllis was going swimmingly, so, of course, on Friday she announced she was moving out. Everyone else can see that Jack has set himself up in the same old situation again, yet he refuses to acknowledge it. Jack’s issues definitely play a role in his relationship failures – like how he stubbornly pushes for things to move full speed ahead and won’t listen to the other person.

    Lucky man.
    Cane and Lily were out together again this week, although they kept getting interrupted. It was tough not to feel for Devon - feeling torn between Neil and Tucker's enticing offer. Neil didn't help with his little speech either! In other news, someone's taking photos of the Rogans and Neil. Hmm. Could this be Rose or someone else? Any theories?


    Inconclusive. (CBS)
    To the rescue.
    It looks like Summer didn’t learn much from using Jamie to get back at Ronan, since she’s now using Fen to try to snag Kyle. One couldn’t help but feel for Fen getting sucked in. As for the rest of the equation, NuKyle continues to exist in a vacuum, not really connecting with anyone, including Summer.

    Important question.
    Despite all Nick’s posturing about 'being sure' and 'taking it slow' he was clearly ready to put the ring back on Avery’s finger this week. After Summer showed up and confided that she wants Kyle to be her 'first', Nick had bigger fish to fry. It turns out the DNA test on Summer was inconclusive, and for reasons unknown to anyone but Nick, he elected not to follow up and re-submit the DNA to run the test again. Sigh... Here’s what could happen – Nick will agonize over this and stretch it out while Summer and Kyle fall in love. He’ll finally be forced to blurt out that they might be half-siblings, everyone’s head will blow up, and then the DNA test will prove that Nick’s her father after all. Who do you think is Summer’s father? Let Soaps.com know by voting in our Y&R Summer’s Paternity poll.

    Leap of faith.
    The bit with Adam and Victoria squaring off over the phony P.I. was good stuff, but the rest of the Newman story was super irritating this week. Why would Adam cave to Victor’s demand to cut Sharon out of his life when only three minutes beforehand, he’d told Victor to take a walk if he wasn’t on board with the funding? Furthermore, hurting Sharon when she hadn’t hurt him first is totally not Adam’s M.O. When he hurts someone, it’s because he’s lashing out impulsively in retaliation. It doesn’t make sense that he’d throw her over to get Victor’s approval – Adam was prepared to keep her on at Newman whether Victor liked it or not. Here's hoping this is part of a scheme against Victor instead. After all, Adam once told someone over the phone that Victor would never have Newman Enterprises again. Now he's cooking up funding deals over the phone - wonder if it's the same person, and if so, who it is?

    It won’t work.
    The progression of Michael and Lauren’s journey following the reveal about Carmine has been dramatic and emotional – such good soap opera! The touching scene where Michael told Lauren he would try to forgive her really got to me. It looks like it’s not going to be easy, however…

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by NorthernFan at Friday, May 17 2013 12:01 PM

    Good rant. I hope you're right about Adam being up to something because I really hate seeing him as Victor's yes man. I also hate what they've done to Kevin and Chloe. I've never liked them as a couple but I dislike them even more lately. Jack and Phyllis are boring as a couple. The only thing I have any interest in is Summer's paternity and I think that's going to drag on for a long time before we find out the truth.

    Posted by Insomniac at Friday, May 17 2013 04:20 PM

    It was obvious all week that Nick was stewing over Summer's paternity. It looked like she was definitly going to be Jack's but now there is still the question, is she or isn't she? I think the reason Phyliss moved out is because she thinks she might have another chance with Nick since Avery isn't wearing his ring. Summer has probably sent Fen over the edge again. Maybe Lauren & Michael will pull together this time & it will save their marriage.Adam giving into Victor's demand to get Sharon out of his life just doesn't ring true He doesn't follow orders tht well.

    Posted by delana15 at Saturday, May 18 2013 01:40 AM

    JMO- But I hope that Michael is not so quick to forgive Lauren, she should have to work for his forgiveness after all she did to make him suffer.
    I hate what Adam did to Sharon. I did not like her with him anyway, but I thought he was trying to make up for all the stuff he did to her before.
    Nikki and Adam were crueler than usual this week. Nikki is so self righteous...she has killed 3 people. Amazing how that is glossed over.

    Posted by beezwax at Saturday, May 18 2013 04:48 PM

    I think it's Rose's family/children that's related to both Neil and Leslie (but not necessarily means Neil and Leslie are related to each other) that has been spying on them.

    I just can't imagine Adam being Victor's scratching post.

    Why hasn't Carmine been prosecuted for kidnapping Chloe?

    When is Chelsea's drama ever going to end, if I keep fast forwarding through their boring insignificant scenes' there's nothing much else left to watch on Y&R.

    So the writers got us all riled up over Summer's paternity for May sweep only to slap us down when Nick turns out to be Summer's dad after all. All ado about nothing??

    Sharon should just move on. There's nothing romantic left with Nick and Adam. Giver her a new man. We were promised Dylan but that's a waste of my breath.

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