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    Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog.

    Friday, April 18 2014


    Saved by the bell. (CBS)
    Genoa City for the Week of April 14 - 18:

    Middle-of-the-road material is still weighing things down, however "Y&R" has some storylines gathering steam and the crossover made for a bit of fun. Thoughts:

    In shreds.
    The fashion show kind of slowly fizzled after the catfight. Connie the stage manager was a highlight, and it was neat to see Rick and Caroline Forrester if you watch "B&B," but there wasn't much else to write home about. Chloe slashing the dress made for a moment of drama, but the fact that it was utterly ridiculous for her to sabotage her own business, or for Chelsea to be able to fix it and put in on the runway minutes later, took away from it. Then there was Neil following Hilary around with his tongue hanging out. Yet another couple viewers don't want to see, as fans overwhelmingly voted in our Soaps.com poll to have Hilary with Devon. The other developing drama involved Summer noticing the connection between Jack and Kelly and reminding him about Phyllis. This has some potential although the abrupt recasting of Kelly may take the wind out of this story's sails. Cady McClain felt very different in the role from Cynthia Watros on first impression. As for the Chloe/Kevin and Chloe/Chelsea stuff, it's starting to feel like a lot of airtime for relationships that weren't stellar in the first place.

    Bun in the oven.
    For those in the know, it was cute to see offscreen loves, Robert Adamson (Noah Newman) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline Forrester) share a couple of scenes, especially when she delivered the line about having a bun in the oven, a nod to her carrying his child in real life. Those who hadn't a clue about the actors were probably left thinking they were pretty pointless scenes!

    House calls.
    Sometimes I don't get Victor. He's supposed to hate Billy Boy's guts, so it seemed he'd be thrilled to find Stitch making 'house calls' to Victoria's place, yet there he was up at the hospital uttering warnings later. Ye gad. Of course, placing Victor at the hospital may have been more about the near-miss with the Cassie lookalike whom Stitch was treating in the next room.

    A hell of a ride.
    Oh boy it looks like Jill is in for another disappointment with Colin, who is once again out for a score. The way Colin seems in the scenes makes me feel like he really does want to change this time, but is in some kind of a tight spot. There is a lot of regret in his expression at times. Of course no one, including Lily and Cane, who are now pondering letting him near the twins, will ever believe he's not evil if he's caught manipulating again. It may very well be a hell of a ride. Best comic relief of the week was when Jill was grilling Colin, the doorbell rang, and saved by the bell quite literally, he chirped, "Knickers!" as though he were disappointed to have their conversation interrupted. Hehe. Should Cane and Lily give Colin a chance? Vote in Soaps.com's Y&R Poll: Should Colin be able to see the twins?

    What might have been.
    That noise you heard was the "Y&R" viewers who'd been holding their collective breath exhaling with relief that Lauren wasn't really pregnant. It just seemed an unappealing storyline for this point in their lives. Here's hoping she doesn't want to make a baby on purpose now.

    Assets.
    How funny was Jeffrey asking Chelsea for another chance...or at least another chance to screw-up, and then bumming ten bucks off of her? He's awesome.


    Whiplash? (CBS)
    Worst nightmare.
    All of the nattering surrounding Avery and her cooking show has become fast-forward material for many. Austin the photographer was super-cute though. As for the return of Ian, as sinister as he is, and as satisfying as his run-ins with the likes of Victor, Paul, and Dylan have been, this 'secret' business is going to get stale before long, so here's hoping things keep moving.

    I'll go to the party.
    Nick and Sharon had another hot romp this week, although there was a quick minute there where I wondered if she'd have whiplash after he dumped her a little heavily onto the bed. In any case, the writing is on the wall here - the closer they get, the more likely it will become time for the DNA secret to come out and blow up their relationship.

    Making a mistake.
    Abby and Tyler have great sex and then Abby starts pouting about whether or not they're 'making a mistake'. Cue the eye-rolling...

    Wouldn't miss it.
    It's always amazing to see Traci and Ashley, I honestly wish they could be on all the time. The bummer in the Abbott living room was NuOldBilly with his cringe-y tough guy posturing about how he 'was afraid of what he might do to Victor' etc. Please. Unless he was going to the engagement party packing heat, he'd be no threat to The Mustache.

    Three families.
    The engagement party wasn't too bad. It's always good for a giggle when Victor tries to stay on his best behavior as he never quite succeeds (i.e. calling Sharon 'the pyromaniac' and bickering about Bonaventure with Jack). Tyler seemed really antsy and has been calling Mariah, so that's bound to mean trouble on the horizon, and Nick saw the Cassie lookalike, which was a decent cliffhanger.

    I want to show you something.
    Victoria surprised many by changing her dress and announcing that Ben was coming to pick her up. Ouch!

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    Posted by dramaqueen333 at Friday, April 18 2014 11:11 AM

    Was there anyone who thought Colin had "turned a corner" after his return featured kidnapping Jill after knocking her out, holding her hostage and forcing her to marry him, and then arranging the entire deadly hold-up incident that took place at the party and involved his own son being shot? Anyone?

    Agree about the fashion show, a lot of potential was lost. The Chelsea-Chloe scenes were good though, them getting honest with each other. EH will be missed.

    I never thought Lauren was pregnant, and thank goodness they didn't go down that road (although for a minute I thought they might be introducing a story about a baby with Downs or something, which would have been a first)

    The Avery cooking show is silly. As is the Leslie getting married story. And the Ian Ward story is getting old quickly (although I love the scenes with him and Victor). And why is everyone calling him Dylan's dad -- including Dylan? Has Dylan so quickly forgotten how much he hates the man and how much he loved the man who raised him? How about calling Ian "sperm donor"?

    Glad Nick has seen faux Cassie. Now hopefully the truth will come out about Summer so she and Jack can stop being so close only to rip them apart. Strange that no one has brought up the fact that John Abbott raised Ashley for her entire life not knowing she was not biologically his.

    Love, love, love seeing Traci, she is the best.

    Victoria seems to be forcing herself and forcing Billy to see that she is moving on. The whole thing seems too......forced.

    Abby and Tyler are ZZZZZZZZZZ. And now I want to know if he is in cahoots with Mariah after all this. After all, Abby is a Newman and an Abbott. $$$$

    Posted by soapstud66 at Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM

    No one, I repeat, NO ONE, will EVER be good enough for Old Vic's daughter Victoria. I hope that Tyler is after Abby for her $$$. Victor will never be caught about fake Cassie....

    Posted by FL senior fan at Friday, April 18 2014 03:20 PM

    Doesn't anyone (besides Jack) stop someone before going all the way with sex? I hate the spoiler saying Billy runs to Chelsea for comfort, they drink, and have sex! Why couldn't Chelsea (still grieving Adam!) push him away and say NO?

    Regarding Tyler, I think Victor should run a background check; something isn't right with him calling the X on several occasions. I bet he's plotting to get her money!
    I hope she outsmarts him with a PRE-NUP financial agreement.

    Love, love Nice being the one to catch/see fake Cassie.
    I hope we are not disappointed with the outcome.

    Shocked Leslie got married, but hoping her Doctor husband will soon be seen with her in G.C.
    Neil is disgusting with young Hilary...or is she a gold digger? First tried hitting on Jack, then Neil?? She
    should have put as much effort into getting Devon's affections and attention as she did comforting attention and body language towards a vulnerable Neil.

    Posted by Xave at Friday, April 18 2014 06:53 PM

    Adore Traci. Want her back full-time!!!

    Posted by ShiningStar82 at Friday, April 18 2014 07:20 PM

    I get why Cane and Lily might need to let the kids know who Colin but considering the man did attempt to kidnap them once, why would them allow him anywhere near those kids again, supervised or not?

    And omg Neil and Hilary were just vomit inducing together, especially when Neil kept stalking the girl.

    Posted by Cherry Creek at Friday, April 18 2014 07:47 PM

    Using fast forward almost 60% of the time. Nu-Kelly is so pretty and likable--we all love her from AMC. She does not look like a thousand bees stung her face.Stay away from Jack.
    Nu-Billy is not working at all. Tired of story lines that make no sense: Leslie gets married,Avery cooks & Jill loses all common sense. Story lines that never end: Sharon's crimes and Neil's hollow character. Who really hit Delia?

    Posted by loiuse at Saturday, April 19 2014 04:18 PM

    Neil is on the rebound, & Devon belongs with Hilary everyone agrees on that,except for these writers seems like they can't see a good thing looking them in the face let Devon & Hilary be together, if Nick & Sharon can get back together for the time being be so glad when she gets her's, Devon & Hilary are made for each other Esmeralda is only interested in his money & Hilary knows this, so can Hilary & Devon, Neil is still hurting & lusting after it all he needs a vacation, & I don't think Leslie is married at all she is lying to everyone,! now please! she got this DR. off the WEB, she is a Lawyer I am pretty sure she to smart to fall for a man on a Dating web site, no she's not married I don't think so then again she might be!!! (REALLY)!!!!

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