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    Friday, October 11 2013


    I can explain... (CBS)
    Restless Rant for the week of October 7 - 11:

    Watching "Y&R" in recent weeks has been very odd in that pretty much the opposite of everything I would want to see happen has happened, or at least it's sometimes felt that way. That doesn't necessarily mean it's been bad - it's been surprisingly riveting at times, in a maddening way of course. Perhaps audiences keep tuning in for just that reason - looking for a tease that things might be turning around and going their way at long last. So while I'm pulling my hair out, I'm also more engaged in the show than I've been in quite a long time. Does this make any sense at all, to anyone? Pass the aspirin...

    Newman go round.
    While Victoria's getting sucked into Victor's corporate vortex for the millionth time, Noah's about to take his first whirl through. I doubt he'll take to the cutthroat environment any better than Nick did - he seems to have the same sensibilities as his father. When/if he does decide it's not for him, his new girlfriend, Courtney, may not be too happy - that girl was just way too excited about getting him into a suit and on his way up the Newman corporate ladder! Victor also has future prospects in Johnny and Connor, although given his distinct dislike and distrust of their respective fathers and Chelsea, who is bio-mom to both, it's curious that he even considers them worthy. It's interesting how he ignores and overlooks those kinds of technicalities when it suits him.

    Open and shut case.
    This Carmine/Baldwin family storyline died long before Carmine was shot. Lauren's affair and reconciliation with Michael was an amazing story to watch play out, but things went sharply downhill once they took it into bad stalker movie territory. Suddenly there was no long-term potential for the storyline or Carmine's character, and many viewers realized how fatigued they'd become with Lauren repeatedly being a victim. It's anyone's guess who actually shot Carmine in the end. It could have been Fen, Kevin, a mugger in the alley, heck it could have been Ricky's ghost trying to redeem himself, my only concern is that this wraps up quickly so we're not subject to weeks of Lauren and Michael gnashing their teeth over Fuzzy Fen's amnesia.

    Love.
    Tyler and Abby have grown on me. It's official. Now they need something interesting to do please.

    Poking and prodding.
    Some were no doubt thrilled to see a thaw in relations between Adam and Chelsea, and even a hint that they might be able to be a family with Connor, while others were probably not thrilled at all. In any case, the scenes with them dealing with the news about Connor/Peanut (is Adam still going to change his name?) needing corneal transplants didn't really grab me emotionally - too matter of fact. Adam trying frantically to throw money at the problem was true to his character, but Chelsea sitting there talking about donor families seemed odd at a time when you'd expect more raw emotion.


    Talking decisions... (CBS)
    Squeeze my hand.
    There was plenty of speculation after Phyllis squeezed Jack's hand about whether the character might soon be recast, or if it was just a plot device to prod Sharon into almost telling the whole truth. Either way, Sharon blurted out all of the truth except the important part, which made for some tense, entertaining scenes. The best part was Nick surprising us by not reacting as he would have in the past - by jumping into bed with her.

    Unearthing Nikki's son.
    So after a couple of episodes with Nikki nervously eyeballing Dylan and Stitch together, it looks like our suspicions were correct and Dylan's being rooted firmly into Genoa City society as Nikki's long lost son. I'd kind of hoped the writers would go the less predictable route of making Stitch her son. Not only does Stitch actually seem like he could be older than Victoria, but he's charismatic and more of an unknown entity, which has appeal. Of course there are plenty of awkward connections involved with Dylan being Nikki's son which will make things interesting too - not the least of which is that it makes him Nick's half-brother. I'll admit to having an eyeball roll over Victor going the oh-so-obvious route of warning Dylan to stay away from his family, though. It would be refreshing if they would change that tune every once and a while. How do you feel about Dylan being Nikki's son? Vote:



    Dad & Delia.
    I just 'can't' with this. Although I felt a bit of a disconnect with some of the grown-up Delia scenes on Friday's episode, by the end when she was telling Billy that he had to let her go, it was full-on sobbing over here. Billy and Chloe are two favorite characters, which makes Delia special. Ugh. The emotion is a win, but the circumstances suck. Also a huge bummer is that it appears Adam will once again be going down the path of being ostracized by all and sundry. There is some question as to whether he actually hit Delia (he would have felt it; Nikki was also out driving...), but it's extremely likely he'll get blamed regardless. Sigh. Blah. This is going to put us all through the wringer...

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Vonnie1030 at Friday, October 11 2013 10:41 AM

    Did anyone see when they showed Nikki as one of the first drivers on road when Billy went into store on Yesterdays episode? What was that about; could she be the hit and run driver.

    Posted by Pinkcleome at Friday, October 11 2013 10:43 AM

    Shame on you Young and the Restless. The new writers- this is to you- you're not very good, your story line is terrible! No one wants to watch a child die! Is that all you could think of? I could send you a few storylines that would be better than killing a child. People watch soap operas to escape! shame on you

    Posted by patalamb at Friday, October 11 2013 11:04 AM

    Well, I've dried my eyes over the loss of Delia and said another wow about Billy Miller's really fine acting. But just when I feel the writing is getting marginally better after a full year of dreck,here we are sacrificing a kid for the sake of her corneas, which of course are going to wind up in Connor's baby blues. And "in the chest of Victor beats Colleen's heart" anyone? Ugh!

    Posted by smile1942 at Friday, October 11 2013 11:15 AM

    tired of kids dying to compensate another damn newman
    ive had it if deliah dies im out of and so is my whole family
    and victor wins again
    that B is the one who should be eliminated and out of the show
    he degrading

    Posted by Mama10 at Friday, October 11 2013 11:56 AM

    I think it should be Nikki that hit DD.

    Posted by az daisy at Friday, October 11 2013 12:22 PM

    I have never felt so strongly about an episode as I did today"s. How could you kill off one of the most endearing things about TY&TR. I couldn't even sit down to watch, I kept hoping it wasn't going to be what it appeared to be. I'm not sure I can ever watch this program again, & I have been a watcher from the beginning. If this is what new writers have in mind, give us the old ones back. I'm appalled!

    Posted by Sunshine8 at Friday, October 11 2013 12:32 PM

    I can't believe what I am reading about today's episode. All over the social media: Facebook, and this site about the death of yet another child. Its disgraceful and sad. I have read comments saying the same things that I feel...'We watch daytime for romance, comedy, and drama). But that always wanting to sacrifice one person (especially a charismatic personality like hers) for another.' Its supposed to be love in the afternoon.

    Whatever happened to that???

    For years now, it has seemed that writers are being put in place to write storylines to drive away viewers....and its working. The genre of soap operas is diminishing little by little. These actors have just as much expertise and talent as anyone else on the movie screen or on prime time.

    So sorry that they feel like they need to tarnish an entity like this. And so sorry that many viewers will be deciding not to watch after this. Unfortunately, I will be one of them. If I don't program it, I won't be upset or hurt by it.

    The End

    Posted by Elise 54 at Friday, October 11 2013 12:33 PM

    DITTO TO PINKCLEOME.

    Posted by Sunshine8 at Friday, October 11 2013 12:34 PM

    So sad. Losing viewers to remove and discontinue the soap opera genre. They don't care what they are writing or who is watching. All they care about is getting a paycheck.

    Terrible

    Posted by Chicky2 at Friday, October 11 2013 01:22 PM

    I agree with pinkcleome totally. Really, that is the best they can do, kill off a child? Really. At least with Casey there was a message, about kids and drinking and driving, what message is this. Poor Billy can't catch a break with this show. Honestly, the writers are crazy. Just like making us believe that Dylan is her son who happens to be the same age or thereabouts as Nick. Do they think we are all stupid? Seriously. I realize it is Drama but the killing off of a little child, sorry. Lost viewer here. What happened to love in the afternoon.
    The Victor and Nikki show, I guess we don't need any other characters.

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