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    Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog.

    Friday, April 25 2014


    Secret's out. (CBS)
    Genoa City for the week of April 21 - 25:

    It's all about the secrets right now on "Y&R," with Victor's secret being exposed this week. The biggest issue continues to be with the boring conversation in scenes, such as Jack and Kelly's long-winded talk about old movies or anything to do with Avery's cooking, which has the effect of a tranquilizer dart if you happen to be unable to fast-forward. Thoughts:

    The host with the most.
    The engagement party got a little odd when it became a series of one-on-one conversations with the rest of the attendees seemingly nowhere in sight, but it is what it is. The compelling bit was Victor and Sharon airing their grievances, unaware that outside, Nick was seeing the Cassie lookalike and chasing her down. As for Tyler, there is clearly something going on with him, and there's even been speculation he might be in cahoots with Mariah. While this twist may make him slightly more intriguing again, it also makes him very stupid, and well, does anyone really care what happens to Abby?

    Depraved.
    Nick's confrontation with the Cassie lookalike got pretty intense, although he maybe should have been a bit more freaked out than angry in the beginning. That said, it was satisfying that she gave up Victor so quickly and that a confrontation with all parties concerned was forthcoming. Victor tried to use the 'Sharon's got a secret' defense, but it didn't exactly fly considering she now doesn't remember she has a secret or what it might be (ack). Anyway, indignant Nick is always fun to watch - he was flinging some pretty big words around this time. In the end, we were left with a heavy underlying feeling from the scenes that Victor's warning about Sharon hurting Nick would soon come true.

    Involved.
    Victoria and Ashley vying for Stitch's attention was entertaining to watch. I'd have to give the round to Victoria, if only for pointing out that Ashley was formerly her stepmother. Eek. The chemistry continues to be excellent with Victoria and Stitch, who has definitely become a top reason to tune in, surpassing his dull ol' buddy Dylan by leaps and bounds. As for the Chelsea and Billy kiss and steamy bathroom scenes - still too out of the blue to properly process. Of course the bigger news is that Victoria barfed in the bushes this week, which likely indicates a pregnancy with a 'who's the daddy' glitch. If she turns out to be expecting, let Soaps.com know whose baby it should be by voting in our Y&R Poll: Victoria's baby daddy.


    Uh-oh... (CBS)
    We need to talk.
    Hilary and Leslie facing off about Neil made for a good scene, but was faintly ridiculous considering neither of them had room to talk. Meanwhile, Neil swanned around Genoa City having flashbacks to 'the kiss', which frankly, was painful to watch. They always make this guy look like such a desperado. Hilary being unable to control herself from jumping on Neil in the suite was just...please. As for Neil and Devon both having the hots for the same woman again (calling Aunt Tyra), cue the gagging noises.

    The suite.
    Noah and Courtney are both pretty, but it's not enough - they're just so boring. Their love scene flat-lined because there was no sense of passion - we couldn't even fake it!

    Baby talk.
    Really? Lauren, Michael, Paul, and Christine sitting around talking about pregnancies and regrets about their children...or not having children in Christine's case? Perhaps this is a prelude to Christine wanting a late-in-life baby. Of course we want Paul to be happy, but honestly, this would verge on the torturous as storylines go. Anyway, these may be everyday realistic issues, but it's just groan-worthy to have to sit through these conversations when we want to see the characters doing things and taking us away from the mundane.

    The town pariah.
    Opinions abound on Jack and Kelly. The chemistry is completely different with NuKelly, who is coming across too 'Mary Poppins' as compared to the former edgier, sexier version of Kelly. It remains to be seen if this is going to fly.

    Koala bears and teddies.
    Colin's been making out alright lately, what with seeing his grandkids between trips to the bedroom with Jill, but something tells me he's in hot water after he butt-dialed Jill from the park. Naturally she didn't hear the part where he told the guy he'd decided not to scam her after all, just the bad-sounding parts. So soapy. Anyway, Jill's revved-up sex drive has been fun - looking forward to what she has in mind for Colin's night to remember.

    The arrangement.
    Thankfully, Kevin decided to acknowledge the truth about his marriage. Whew.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by FL senior fan at Friday, April 25 2014 10:57 AM

    Giving the viewers closure on Nick's discovery and reveal to Sharon/Victor of the fake Cassie was fabulous! Wonder if she'll turn out to be a half-sister to Cassie who came to G.C. looking for answers/relatives?

    Poor Jill, hurt again. I hope she divorces him, then finds out Kathrine left her millions in stocks. Evidently that music box is turning out to be nothing but bait or a storyline to have Colin return.

    Posted by deceived at Friday, April 25 2014 11:15 AM

    Jill's night to remember usually entails, (a big yuck!) cuff-links.
    I am in the minority liking Neil and Hilary (Nillary) and Devon and Esmeralda (Desmeralda) ??
    Love this Cassie Twin, the scenes this week. Hope she is indeed a long-lost twin of Cassie.
    I like Chelsea and Billy, although it came out of the blue.
    The connection with Conner and Johnnie aside.
    Loved the gowns at the engagement party.
    And who is Cassie Twin calling for help??

    Posted by dramaqueen333 at Friday, April 25 2014 11:42 AM

    Could get very interesting with baby John if bio-dad Billy gets together with bio-mom, Chelsea. Adoptive mom Victoria would be uber territorial about her son -- can't say as I would blame her. And if you throw in Victoria being pregnant with Billy's baby, that would be crazy-making. They have always wanted a baby together, and since Delia was killed, he has been so adrift (not that a new baby could ever replace her). And then Chelsea could be jealous of Vikki, too! Of course, if it turns out to be Stitch's baby, that just makes it messy.

    I look forward to Sharon's secret coming out finally. And to finding out if the twin Cassie is actually a twin or just an unbelievable doppelganger.

    I also look forward to all of Colin's sins to be revealed. I wish they hadn't brought him back as an unredeemable bad guy (setting up Jill for her money, planning the diamond heist that got Cane shot, etc.) because he is quite charming and funny as just a naughty bad boy.

    I, too, think Tyler is somehow involved with Mariah. For money? Not sure yet, but there is some reason he keeps calling and asking to see her.

    Everything else is a snore. And although I love Cady McClain, I don't think she is right for the role of Kelly.

    Posted by Brit1 at Friday, April 25 2014 01:46 PM

    It's embarassing to watch Neil and Hillary. These writers really are sick. Paul and Christine need to get back to crime and punishment, Lauren needs to just go and Michael back to lawyering, Kelly back to where she came from, Jack, well, what can be said about Jack. He's been the same for more than 30 years as has Victor. They probably don't even have to rehearse their scripts. Dylan needs to get a life or at least cheer up a bit. Chelsea and Billy, oh please, let's not go down that road. That's sickening. Please come back MM. Poor Sharon. Are they ever going to find someone else to pick on?

    Posted by Ms Stella at Friday, April 25 2014 03:01 PM

    One word: BORING!!!

    Except for:
    1 - Nick/Sharon/Victor/faux Cassie reveal. I hope she is a long lost twin and the shot hits the fan for Victor.

    2 - Colin & Jill. Love them together! Hopefully he will still be a bad boy,
    but redeemed for Jill.

    3 - Victoria & Stitch. Chemistry is great. Nu-Billy looks like a high
    schooler. Can't take him seriously. Stitch is hot!

    I saw where Y&R's 18-54 ratings are declining. Duh! Good work to TIIC.

    Saw an old show with MM as Adam and BM as Billy. What a loss of talent and charisma.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    Ff'd through the rest. How long can they talk about their kisses? 3 different couples, so original.

    Posted by Ms Stella at Friday, April 25 2014 03:04 PM

    Sorry everyone, the sentences are a liitle out of order at the end in my previous post. Tablet issues!

    Posted by ShiningStar82 at Friday, April 25 2014 08:58 PM

    Realistically it would be unbelievable for Victoria to be having Stitch's kid considering they slept with each other only like two weeks ago or so but since when is this soap grounded in realism? And can we please appreciate this will be the second kid Victoria has had where she won't know who the daddy is? This happened with Reed too where it was uncertain whether Brad or JT was the father.

    Posted by gracie45 at Friday, April 25 2014 10:51 PM

    Neil stalking Hillary is just gross. But I'm liking Jill and Colin, I hope they can redeem him and keep him around for Jill.

    I seem to be one of the few who like Avery and Dillon. I think the cooking story has a lot of potential, getting off to a slow start with lots of soapy clues about what's to come. I just hope they don't drag it out like they've done with everything else lately. I like fake Cassie too, I hope she's real Cassie's twin and they keep her around.

    Posted by donholley77 at Saturday, April 26 2014 08:21 AM

    Totally agree about Noah & Courtney! Cute Couple, But NO passion! Liking the Chemistry between NuKelly & Jack, & Neil & Hilary! LOVING Stitch & Victoria! Want Billy & Chelsea to reignite! Complications galore!

    Posted by mswoman at Saturday, April 26 2014 08:58 AM

    Has anyone else noticed that Johnny and Connor look very close in age? Since Chelsea is the bio mother of both, Johnny would have to be at least a year older than Connor. By now, Johnny would probably be walking. Just like in so many other s/l's, the writers take us for idiots.

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