Genoa City continued to be humdrum this week with a few exceptions, particularly the Jill/Jack stuff and the Stitch/Victoria romp, which, frankly, was like a lifebuoy in terms of bumping things up a notch. Discouragingly, an increasing proportion of each episode is comprised of filler-quality material. Some of the conversations are so mundane that viewers just fast-forward through them. The storylines, the couples, the dialogue, have all become way too 'safe'. Viewers want to be laughing, crying, gasping, and shouting at the TV set when they watch. Heck, I still recall when that would happen all in the space of a single episode. Thoughts:
I'd rather be working.
Chloe made it clear to Kevin before they got married how she felt and he still insisted on going through with it. So why is he acting surprised and hurt by her lack of feeling now? Listening to Kevin complain about this is not at all interesting.
The Chloe/Chelsea friendship has been more contentious than most from the start, so it's tougher than ever at this point to really root for a reconciliation; too much has happened. Should Chloe and Chelsea repair their relationship? Let Soaps.com know by voting in our Y&R Poll: Should Chloe and Chelsea make up?
It was hard to believe that Abby Newman would be satisfied with an impromptu proposal in a bar with no engagement ring to be seen. That said, it seemed sweet and genuine on Tyler's part. The problem is that an engagement should feel exhilarating for viewers, but it didn't because the couple is so bland. I would much rather have seen Tyler butting heads with Victor than giving flowery speeches in his office. Bleh...give him back his mojo.
Stop the charade.
The Cassie lookalike, who has clearly become a bit of a loose cannon, is arguably the most compelling element in the 'Sharon's Secret' storyline at this point. Sharon's amnesia is just dragging things out longer.
Lily seducing Cane in the office to persuade him of the benefits of staying at the Club was interesting in that it wasn't necessarily her usual way of addressing issues with him in the past.
So Neil trumpeting about Hilary's virtues will convince Devon to pursue her just in time for Neil to bed her? Possibly. As for the Real Models of Genoa City...that's shaping up to be a snipefest.
Gave it up.
Oh my...Courtney looked like a teenager dressed up for Halloween in her cop uniform. The scenes with her coming clean with Summer were not too bad, but poor Noah's romance, and his life in fact, is really just kind of lame. So dull.
It looked like Leslie was in a very awkward position knowing whatever it is that Ian Ward told her. Speculation is that he knows he's not able to have children, so couldn't be Dylan's father. Perhaps this is what he told her? Summer's visit didn't seem to affect him much.
Avery and Dylan and the cooking website...sweet, but why scene after scene of this 'filler' that really doesn't make viewers feel anything and doesn't drive story? Meh.
Cute scenes with Reed, Nikki, and Victor playing chess. Especially Nikki pointing out that the queen is more powerful than the king. Hehe.
I want to believe that Adam is totally putting one over on Victor, but it's tough.
Reliving the pain.
Well, Michael sure stepped in it repeatedly at the park with Lauren as she told him she could be pregnant. Funny. Here's hoping this is an 'oops it's really menopause' storyline as the idea of Lauren and Michael being relegated to domestic diaper duty isn't appealing.
NuOldBilly showed up at Jabot looking to be hired after talking to Jill. Though he appeared more 'intern' than 'executive', it's good that they're moving him in a new direction because most are still not feeling him in the Victoria/Stitch/Kelly scenario. As for Jack making a dinner date with Kelly, her scenes with Jill increased her appeal, and led to an awesome scene with Jack and Jill reliving their own transgressions. Loved that. Anyway, it's fun how Jack is so often drawn to controversial women. Puts that twinkle in his eye...
Hot! Stitch and Victoria finally acted on their building sexual tension and what's more, the romp only upped the chemistry quotient between them as Victoria admitted she had no regrets, and Stitch couldn't stay away. The stuff of racing pulses. Of course the hook-up wasn't too naughty, as the separation agreement was safely signed, but we'll take it. Nikki was pretty indignant when she saw Vikki with Stitch, but was less so after she heard about Billy being with Kelly in the park. Not sure why Nikki wasn't more upset about Billy screwing around on Victoria?
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- Candace Young