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    Friday, October 04 2013

    Spiked drink. (CBS)
    Restless Rant for the week of September 30 - October 4:

    Genoa City was a relatively broody place this week as many characters were in a funk about one thing or another. Thoughts:

    You can't hide.
    Summer went to Jack for advice about Los Angeles and he basically told her she can't run from her problems (popular theme this week as Dylan got the same speech from Stitch). Let's just hope if she stays in town that she perks up a bit, as over half (51%) of readers polled wanted to see sulky Summer ship off to L.A., and another 22% thought she should go at least for a while.

    Will the real Chloe please stand up.
    We used to know exactly what Chloe was about, but for too long now she's been all over the place. She went wild over Kevin not behaving honestly and decently, yet at every opportunity she pushes BFF Chelsea to lie and deceive her way through her problems, which makes no sense. She dumped Kevin because they had a terribly unsatisfying relationship (so much so he started the stealing weirdness) and now is calling him up because she misses... what exactly? It's hard to understand. Also, having Delia push for a reunion with Kevin every time she speaks to Chloe has become irritating - cute as she is, even she can't sell that pairing. However, a Chloe/Alex hook-up would make for interesting complications in the Kevin/Alex work dynamic...

    Sharon's tired of letting Faith down and viewers are tired of Sharon not being herself. As if talking to her dead daughter and peering through windows wasn't creepy enough, now she's standing in Nick's living room every time he comes home. Make it stop. Let's see Sharon have her meltdown, the truth about the DNA results come out, and move on. Nick confronted Sharon about encouraging Faith to think they were getting back together and was pretty clear where he stood. How funny was Nick carting Faith's photo collage down to Crimson Lights to question Sharon? Hehe, maybe he thought she helped make it - that thing looked like the work of a scrapbooking wiz.

    Justice or evil?
    It seems viewers still aren't feeling the Hilary storyline. It might have been different if the audience had been privy to Hilary's private pain or something, but the character is too one-note to relate to which makes the story flat - most hope it will wrap up and she'll go away. It was ugly what Hilary did to Neil by spiking his drink, but at least some comic relief of sorts followed when Devon stormed over to Hilary's suite all full of himself to put an end to the matter. Entertaining! Devon did his best Victor Newman impression and threw some big bucks at the problem but was slightly taken aback to find she was crazier than he thought. Unbeknownst to him, Devon did manage to cause a rift between Hilary and her partner, Mason, who, by the way, still appears to be employed by Devon since no one seems to have told him yet that Mason was Hilary's accomplice. Ye gad.

    Phone sex.
    The scenes with Victoria teasing Billy via cell phone and then surprising him in lingerie in their living room were much appreciated as they provided some 'love in the afternoon' and much needed contrast to the other sad sacks in town.

    Mother and son? (CBS)
    I saw the signs.
    Of course Nick wasn't the only one dragging his face along the ground this week, Avery and Dylan also did a lot of hand-wringing and venting to people who couldn't respond. Dylan admitted to his dead father that he may have deliberately ignored signs that Connor wasn't his - a bit of a relief for viewers shocked by his capacity for cluelessness - and Avery visited the comatose Phyllis and let off a little steam by trying to berate her into waking up. By week's end, Avery had also had a run-in with Nick, during which she brought up his poor track record, which interestingly, didn't seem to bother her when she was pleading with him to tell her she wasn't too late. Dylan rejected yet another gesture from Chelsea (the letter) and he and Avery ended up in close proximity when she returned his St. Christopher medallion. It's only a matter of time...

    Burning up.
    Chelsea, still deluded enough to be campaigning for a return to happy days with Dylan after all she's done, found herself in a cliche soap crisis with Adam this week when the baby started running a high fever and had to be rushed to the hospital. Gee, I wonder if this will bring them closer together?

    Settling old debts.
    It was always a treat to see Victor and Jack get into a snarkfest, and now we have Victor and Adam going at it again on a regular basis too. The one-liners, name-calling, and cryptic threats dressed up in smirking social niceties never gets old. As much as it was fun to see Adam and Victor working together, it's even more fun when they're butting heads. Some say they are over the Jack and Victor battles, but that history is so rich to draw on. Who else but Jack could show up at Victor's front door and tell him he's a disaster as a father, casually get called a loser in return, and still get invited in for more verbal sparring? Love!

    I want to know about my son.
    Hey, do you think Stitch will turn out to be Nikki's son? Jeeze. They're so obviously being put in scenes together that either he is, or it's a ruse to throw off viewers, and it's Dylan. In related news, it was an interesting bit of a cliffhanger to have Victor overhear Nikki on the phone saying she wants to know about her son on Friday's episode.

    Baldwin blowout.
    Thankfully, they brought Gloria on board for this segment of the Lauren/Michael/Carmine storyline. Her scrambling to apologize for the 'technical difficulties' after Lauren's sex tape was screened in all its glory (poor Fen!), cracked me up. Yep, Gloria always takes scenes to another level, and this story really needed the boost since it played out so predictably. Was there any viewer who didn't guess exactly what would happen? In any case, I thought it was a bit nuts of Michael to do what he did to cover for Fen when he didn't even know if Fen was actually the shooter. Once again he made an unflattering assumption about his son. Funnily enough, Alex, who has been made to look fairly hapless up to this point, will likely find the bullet in the wall and realize what Michael did. Also, Paul probably suspects something from the way Michael frantically yelled at Lauren to find Fenmore.

    Take this job and shove it.
    It was an unexpected twist for Cane to up and quit on Victor. It also illustrated exactly why Katherine would never have left her beloved company to Victor - as Cane pointed out, it was a no-brainer that Victor would put his own vision and his family members ahead of her wishes - Katherine would have known this better than anyone. Should Cane have quit Chancellor? Vote:

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    Posted by dramaqueen333 at Friday, October 04 2013 11:02 AM

    I want Summer to stick around, but I want the truth of her paternity (whatever it may be) to come out. DNA test, people.

    Sharon is so far from where she was when she arrived on this show, it's not funny. I wonder where her mother is? Maybe a good time to bring her back.

    Hilary is really off kilter. She wants Neil to be dead because her mother died. Does she think Neil murdered her mother? No, her mother was a drunk, and she was at a bar and she got drunk with another drunk who fell asleep and then left the room thinking she was sleeping. It's really quite a stretch to think Neil should die and his entire family should be destroyed. It's not like he poured liquor down her throat, raped her and then threw her out a hotel window.

    Love Billy Miller.

    Cane was right to quit, he would never be able to run the place without serious interference. And yes, it's pretty amazing that Katherine would have thought it would have worked. Something is messed up. And it is strange that she didn't leave the company to Jill or Tucker or Brock or Devon or Philip or someone other than Victor.

    At least poor Lauren was somewhat dressed in the tape. Happy Carmine was killed and will be interesting to know who killed him.

    Posted by bikette at Friday, October 04 2013 11:14 AM

    Maybe Neil feels so guilty because he bored Rose to death with his constant whining. LOL And are they ever going to have Leslie talk to Hilary and find out what Gus had to with her mother? I thought that's how this whole boring s/l started in the first place.

    Posted by knowitallynr at Friday, October 04 2013 02:29 PM

    Carmine is like houdini, always escaping. Do not be surprise if he escaped death and trail Lauren for the rest of her life

    Posted by ShiningStar82 at Friday, October 04 2013 04:38 PM

    Good for Cane for quitting. Victor has never had much loyalty to non-family members working for him ( look at how he treated Neil) and even the loyalty he has had for his kids has always been seriously lacking.

    Kevin and Chloe..I literally shuddered at the talk of them getting back together. Just...No.

    Posted by apple1950 at Saturday, October 05 2013 01:36 AM

    Kill the Carmine and Hilary storylines before they kill the show. From day one the Hilary/Neil debacle has not been tolerated by the fans. It has grown legs and the big reveal was yet another letdown. The Carmine/Lauren SL is a repeat of Daisy/Sheila. I have seen Lauren react the same way soooo many time that it leaves no impression on me. Yet again she is scared, threatened, kidnapped, threatens to shoot her pursuer. Same acting as well as same hair style. It is repetitive of SL's of the past and not emotion provoking. Been there. Done that. Don't know if there is any more to the Katherine legacy of CI to Victor. She wanted him with his expertise to run it but wanted to secure a place for Cane. I like Cane, but he has had on the job training for a few years now. Does that really qualify him to be CEO? Really? I think the Jill quest is silly. Jill is too over-the-top. Yes, it is her but the same over and over. Time to retire the character along with Nikki and Victor. No ghosts please. I like Avery. Her hear is in the right place. Hate to see her drug ddown with Dylan's emotional crisis. He could snap out of it if she got pregnant with his child.... Nikki's son. Well, we know it is Stitch or Dylan. Dylan likely because he is predicted to stay around the longest. Chelsea loved Adam at one time so maybe... There seems to be equal mistruct on both sides so why not? Sharon and Nick? Hope not. That ship has sailed. New . Phyllis coming back? Guess we will see. She could awaken, spill the beans on Sharon, and die. Or, Sharon could pull the plug beforehand.

    Posted by Realitysaneness at Saturday, October 05 2013 11:57 AM

    Get rid of Nikki and Victor??? They ARE the Y&R! Get real! How could Dylan be Nikki's son, his dad just died! They should have let it stay with the child being dead, it doesn't fit with the years of the soaps history. It never should have been brought up, no real imagination in these writers, just old repetitive sl's that have been already overused to death!

    Thank God they finally killed of Carmine, but come on, Michael covering up and saying he did it after that weak firing of the gun, and Lauren, a mess and doesn't know anything; and continuing this Fen running to this Goth girl he hardly has had time to know and being totally gone on drugs, is SO stretching an unrealistic s/l; Y&R if anything has always been realistic, this is as bad as Neal's reaction to Hilary. Come on, all the realistic advice he has always given to EVERYONE and now he is going to be totally taken by this crap about it being his fault that drunk died! She didn't become a drunk in one night and her daughter HAD to be aware of what she was! And, yes, did the writers forget that she was supposed to have a connection with Gus, what happened to that? Boy are you guys ever bad writers! this should have been over when Cane got the tape, we should have been rid of this crap finally then. And is Devon going to let Neal know what her plan is and drop this crazy plan to Help this nut, get rid of her and Morgan and be done with it PLEASE!!!

    Chloe does not fit with Alex, put her and Kevin back together and be done with it. And why are these writers having these little kids controlling everything, what are these writers 12, or 15 or something

    Posted by Insomniac at Saturday, October 05 2013 05:56 PM

    I'm late in posting but I love all the posts & Candices rant. So silly to think that they didn't have police in the alley. Duh, And Michael trying to destroy evidence. Double Duh. Dylan is too young to br Nikis son so I hope they con't go that route. Stitch is more the right age. I like Hunter, (Summer) & hope they keep her in GC. If Phyliss wakes up I also hope they don't try to replace her because it can't be done. It has been tried with Abby & Kay. Didn't work & won't work with Phyliss.

    Posted by Queen Esther at Saturday, October 05 2013 07:00 PM

    I too will be glad when they bring out that Summer is Nick's daughter and not Jacks. I hope they bring that out very soon so she and Jack son can come together. I hope they also killed Hilary story line too. I am also sick of Victor. He is still acting very coldly toward people. I wish they can bring some one in on the show and give Victor a run for his money.

    Posted by Queen Esther at Saturday, October 05 2013 07:13 PM

    I hope Phyllis is coming out of her coma and I hope the writers do not have sharon killing her and getting away with it but instead I hope she get caught trying to harm Phyllis and I hope Phyllis spills the beans on her. So Phyllis,Jack.Nick and Summer storyline can ended.

    Posted by Queen Esther at Saturday, October 05 2013 07:33 PM

    I agree with realitysaneness Chloe and Kevin back together. Hilary her story line needs to shut down. Victor needs someone to put him in his place. I mean really put him in his place with a vengeances.

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