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    Friday, September 20 2013


    I'm fine! (CBS)
    Restless Rant for the week of September 16 - 20:

    Though there are some details in the current storylines that don't make a great deal of sense, the overall viewing experience improved this week. Thoughts:

    The wizard.
    The scenes with Billy and Victoria acting out "The Wizard of Oz" with Delia were fun. Billy and Delia sure have screen magic as father/daughter.

    Sentimental claptrap.
    Some argue that the Jack/Victor stuff no longer intrigues them because it's 'been done', and it might be true if their clashes didn't still cause such a thrill of anticipation. Those feelings of apprehension, tension, and expectation come from the history between the pair - much like we experienced with Jill and Katherine. Having Adam in the mix is keeping it fresh for me. With that said, it was decidedly odd for Jack to do what he did solely in the interest of helping Victor have a better relationship with his son, even for a BFF like Adam. That he later tried to use the situation to his advantage where Summer was concerned was more in keeping with tradition. Throwing in the reveal that Adam has a son complicated the issue for Victor, which was a nice twist. It appears that Victor will be making some sort of big move at Newman that will throw Jack and Adam off, and may involve bringing Victoria and Noah to work there. The fact that Victoria knew about Chelsea's deception is still a wild card yet to be played.

    It shouldn't be this hard.
    Well, Nick and Avery's engagement just sort of fizzled out after she showed up late to their wedding. It's rather telling that there has been no big fan uproar over this split. Meh.

    Disbelief.
    It was a good indicator of how far gone Sharon really is when she reacted to Adam's news about his son. She said she just couldn't believe Chelsea deceived Adam and Dylan that way. There was no sign that she realized she is doing essentially the same thing to Jack and Nick. It's like she's disassociated herself from her actions. Skeery. Of course, later, when she ran into her therapist, we realized she really does think she's fine and is in her own reality.

    Male bonding.
    The interactions at the police station seem too scripted, though I want to enjoy them because of the characters involved. Honestly, these scenes leave many just wanting to see more of Alex. It boggles the mind that he doesn't have a big sexy storyline.


    Intense. (CBS)
    Noah and Courtney.
    I'll admit to wanting them to kiss in Crimson Lights, but they're still pretty boring. Courtney needs to stop talking about him being a Newman and working at Newman Enterprises - makes her sound like a gold digger.

    I've been waiting for you.
    Paul and Nikki's trek to the church is pretty standard soap fare - first it seems nothing will pan out, and then a few details are revealed, plus she's keeping it a secret from her husband. The problem is that the whole idea of Nikki having this other child still doesn't sit well, not only because she 'lied all these years about Victoria being her first-born', and other such technicalities that make it so unbelievable, but many suspect that the plot was conceived to give a certain someone roots in Genoa City...but that still remains to be seen. The positive in this is Nikki getting a storyline and interacting with Paul.

    The will fallout.
    Why would Devon tell Mason how much he inherited? Yeeps. Of course dippy Devon will listen to Mason instead of Neil and get caught up in some scheme. Either way, no one was complaining about all these conversations taking place in the steam room! In other news, Jill was talked down off the ledge after asking Michael to contest the will (love seeing so much of Esther!), and is now off to Switzerland to solve her mystery.

    Let's toast.
    Well, Cane certainly duped Hilary. Now is it time for them to confront Hilary and Mason and run them out of town? Waiting...

    Not in his right mind.
    So, Dylan's PTSD kicked in during the thunderstorm and led to a few dramatic confrontations before the climax at the cabin. Dylan pointing the flashlight like it was a gun was an interesting choice that really underlined the degree to which he was tripping out. Notably, it's usually the female characters who are rather ferocious when a baby is in peril, but in this case, it was the intensity and raw emotions of the male characters that was so gripping. Back at Chelsea's place, Adam said he was taking Connor with him. What is your opinion on this? Vote below:



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    Posted by villyforever55 at Friday, September 20 2013 10:31 AM

    He may be the baby's father, but at this point, he has no legal claim.. He should do it the right way, even though he is a Newman.

    Posted by dramaqueen333 at Friday, September 20 2013 10:43 AM

    The things I loved best about this week were 1) the flashback scenes of Nikki and Paul (so awesome that the same actors who played these parts 30+ years ago are still in their roles) 2) Cane's smarts duping Hilary. I was a little dumbfounded that Cane could allow himself to be drugged and duped for a third time (Amber, Chloe) so I was happy he was on to the scheme this time. Loved it. Looking forward to seeing how this will play out. Loved seeing Esther with Jill, I wish they had left for Europe together. 4) The Kevin/Alex bonding. 5) Adam and Chelsea's scenes.

    Didn't care for the Nikki baby story (boring), or the Sharon story (hate what they are doing to her) or the Jack/Victor story (who cares at this point) or the Nick/Avery story (snore). And yes, Chloe, it is partially your fault because you gave Chelsea stupid, stupid advice. But she took it.

    Posted by jacksmyguy at Friday, September 20 2013 12:46 PM

    In some ways I definitely think the show is improving from what it was months ago, and I am saying this as a fan who hated this regime coming in and taking our show hostage, and the fans along with it. IMO, for two weeks in a row now the Friday shows have been more worthy of an end of the week finale and make me want to watch again on Monday; that couldn't be said before. The vets also now seem to be getting more air time so I am also pleased with that. That's the good news.

    Now for the bad...Some story lines are still going nowhere fast. I'm getting extremely annoyed again at Summer carrying on like a 12-year-old every time she has an encounter with Victor or Jack. She is a young adult and it is time that she starts acting like one instead of the "poor me spoiled brat" all of the time. I hope now that Cane has recorded Hillary's blackmail scheme it will finally bring this whole blogger s/l to a conclusion but I'm not counting on that and they will probably find some other reason to drag it out further. Lastly, JFP seems bound and determined to have all the young studs on the show go around with their shirts off constantly, first with Devon and Mason at the sauna, then with Cane and Hillary, and today with Noah - What's up with that? This is not supposed to be a tale of the naked city. How the heck has Y&R managed to be the best soap on the air for years without showcasing half dressed men running around GC everywhere? IMHO, there should be more substance to telling a good story than all the blatant nudity.

    Posted by luvtofly at Friday, September 20 2013 02:13 PM

    It appears the new writer's aren't writing anything new at all, they're just picking thru the bones of old stories that's been done over the years.
    At some point they have to write something so Victor will stop thinking he's god almighty.

    Posted by luvtofly at Friday, September 20 2013 02:16 PM

    Dillion was finally able to show the great acting he was known for on the other soap he was on.

    Posted by loiuse at Friday, September 20 2013 02:27 PM

    yes Adam do have claim, Dylon does not, ok now that others have been caught, when is Sharon going to be found out, looks like to me this writer is having Nick & Sharon getting back together, bad mistake, not fair that Chelsea got caught for her lies, now it's Sharon's time. hope Mason does not make a fool out of Devon, but once he finds out that Hilary & Mason are in this together, he will fire Mason & Cane will fire Hilary & put the recorder in their faces with everyone around, have every one in for a meeting & then "BAM" got cha!!! What will happen with severe bipolar Shick's lies, sharon has gotten away with it all, time for her delusional mishaps to surface, Sharon is doing this all to herself switched the results,for her own self worth, how long is this to go on? everybody has gotten caught why the delay on Sharon?

    Posted by loiuse at Friday, September 20 2013 02:34 PM

    Why is it that Jack is always messing with Victor? he needs to get his bubble burst for once & Adam who is trying to oust Victor out of his company.These two Adam & Jack are vulchers, also trying to take over Chancellors too, that's Adam's decision, telling Jack it could be done, so how do people cont to support Jack & Adam for their under hand back stabbing ways? just don't understand how, Victor maybe a lot of things but always have love his company for his kids, now here comes the evil child trying to take everything from him, just greed that will back fire on Jack & Adam.

    Posted by ShiningStar82 at Friday, September 20 2013 03:11 PM

    It's certainly understandable that Adam wants to be close to his son, especially after thinking he was in danger but typical of Adam, he's thinking more of himself than he is anyone else. What Chelsea did was stupid and mean but she's still that baby's mother and to just take him away from her is not fair to baby Connor.

    Posted by Chris1208 at Friday, September 20 2013 06:38 PM

    Hey remember the time Adam took Sharon's baby and let her think it was dead? I' m not saying what Chelsea did was right and Adam doesn't have a right to feel victimized, but I find it ironic that Adam is running around town, telling anyone who will listen, how he's going to make Chelsea pay for doing the same thing he did! Karma Adam...karma..

    Posted by beezwax at Friday, September 20 2013 10:40 PM

    This week has been great. Very satisfying on how cunning Cane handled Hilary/Ann Turner. And Chelsea getting her just "reward".

    Shame that the writers had to put us through months of boredom and FF-ing just to arrive at this point. Does the end justify the means? I'm not so sure though. They've probably lost a lot of viewers along the way who couldn't even care less to stick around to find out what happened to Chelsea and Ann Turner. It was lame from the get go.

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