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    Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog.

    Friday, July 04 2014


    You go girl. (CBS)
    Genoa City for the week of June 30 - July 4:

    There are still issues, but "Y&R" once again delivered some solid drama that allowed the actors to shine. Thoughts:

    Don't go now.
    The week kicked off with more drama at the hospital. Nikki and Christine going at it was great fun - Nikki giving as good as she got through gritted teeth was the most formidable and, hence, enjoyable she's been in some time - she's been quaky, shaky, teary Nikki for too long. Avery, of course, smacked Ian across the face, which was satisfying, but that didn't stop him from flinging accusations at Nikki...at least until Victor arrived. It's hilarious how Ian scuttles away like a cockroach when Victor becomes threatening. Later, Dylan went into sepsis shock and Avery caterwauled at his bedside as Sully's ghost and a fatherly vision of Paul vied for his soul. Dylan improved and Paul woke up knowing Dylan would be fine. Heartwarming, though cheesy. It might have been preferable if Paul had actually made his way into Dylan's room instead, but it is what it is. One irksome item - where was Christine after Monday? She went from guarding Paul like a pitbull to being completely MIA. Maybe she was miffed that he wanted to fixate on Dylan instead of 'their future'. I smell trouble. What do you think of Ian's accusations about Nikki? Vote in Soaps.com's Y&R Poll: Does Ian's claim against Nikki have merit?

    Deal with the devil.
    Leslie = fierce! She told Ian to take a short walk off a long pier following a pep talk from her hottie hubby, and then gave the Newmans a heads-up about his plans. Loved it.

    Start living again.
    Victoria and Chelsea clashed over Billy, and Chelsea later admitted to Kevin that she feels more for Billy than she should. That's believable enough, but Billy being interested in Chelsea is more of a stretch. NuBilly check-in: he's settling into the role nicely, but as mentioned last week, we're still looking for more of Billy's smirky wise-cracking attitude that is the cornerstone of his personality. Billy is the naughty boy/overgrown frat boy with a heart. Here's hoping that vital side of him emerges soon. The 'ugly outfit' remark was a step in the right direction. Are you seeing chemistry between NuBilly and Chelsea or NuBilly and Victoria? Be sure to comment below.

    The truth.
    Kelly finally coughed up 'the truth' about her and Ben - or at least part of it - confirming what many had already deduced; they are siblings. Meanwhile, Kevin learned that Ben had taken on the identity of a young man who died. What does it all mean? Frankly, our heads hurt from trying to figure it out and we're in serious danger of not caring anymore. Out with the secret - stat.


    Fumes. (CBS)
    I won't.
    Nick 'softening' toward Mariah was nothing less than expected. The bit with Sharon insisting she would never marry Nick again had many rolling their eyes. We all know he'll talk her into it. His non-proposal and her reply, "I won't," made for a cute moment.

    Out of time.
    The twists in the Colin/Jill saga had us moving from one emotion to another. Lauren's visit had a terrific beat when Jill confided she'd almost walked in on an intimate moment between her and Colin, and Lauren grimaced and said she's been there, done that, and didn't want to do it again. Ha! Anyway, some questioned whether Jill would knowingly commit insurance fraud to help her hung-up husband. Is it realistic? One thing we know for sure is that they need to get out of the house more.

    Summer lovin'.
    So Summer went completely off-the-rails and married her jailbird. The good news - it meant we got to see Jack turn all red and blow a gasket - more than once. The not-so-good news is that viewers are calling the story ridiculous and many are too newbie-weary to invest in Austin and his troubles. Noah heard the news and tried to be stern with Summer, but as usual that fizzled in under a minute. As for Courtney, her tough chick routine with Austin was about as believable as her being a cop in the first place. Um, when is someone going to tell Nick?

    Enjoy the view.
    Noah and Courtney shared yet another awkward and vapid couple scene, this time in the Dive Bar admiring the view. There really isn't anything flowing naturally between these two after all this time.

    Devon's drunk-dial.
    Best of the week was a wasted Devon drunk-dialing Cane in Paris. Baha! He continued to keep things entertaining by showing up at Hilary and Neil's Jabot celebration (held by the only two people in town who support the union) and nearly giving Hilary an ulcer as she waited to see what alcohol-fueled declaration he had come to make. We thought for a minute that Neil might finally wake up and smell the fumes, but alas he continued to be utterly clueless about Devon and Hilary even after discovering them in close proximity in the elevator. Gah. Later, Abby's words of wisdom drove Devon out onto the building ledge where he dispensed with his cash. When Courtney and Noah showed up there later and admired the view out the window I had a good laugh wondering if Devon was still out there. Hehe.

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    Posted by ocean37 at Friday, July 04 2014 11:09 AM

    Great blog, funny and right on! I actually like Austin and wish he was with someone he has a little more chemistry with.

    Agree from last week that Heather should be on the scene. (the same Heather from last time, Jennifer Landon, who was perfect and should have NEVER been paired with Daniel)
    Paul needs his daughter now (and not a new one) and Christine and Paul seem less and less like a good match!

    Posted by mswoman at Friday, July 04 2014 12:07 PM

    I don't like the NuBilly at all. He's too scruffy and bland, nothing like the old Billy(Billy Miller). I don't see him having chemistry with anybody. I wish Chelsea would leave him alone, and that Adam would hurry up and come back. Candace, I liked it too when Victor put a stop to Ian's harrassment - I just wish he'd put a stop to Ian for good. I got so sick of seeing Avery in that low-cut black dress for what seemed like days and days and days. I don't care for Christine, but I sure hope Paul doesn't get together with Nikki. She looks too matronly for him. I kinda like Austin, and agree with you Candace, that Leslie's husband is a hottie. Courtney's being a cop is always good for a little comic relief amid all the drama.

    Posted by lindaj18 at Friday, July 04 2014 12:09 PM

    Devon still on the ledge??LOL funny. Holding my stomach! ha!

    Posted by Insomniac at Friday, July 04 2014 02:30 PM

    Great rant. One of my biggest problems with the story lines is that they drag out so long that by the time the "secret" comes out, which is supposed to ba shocker, we all know what it is & it has lost all of it's shock & awe. I really thought Devon was going to jump off the ledge. Are you sure he isn't lying on the sidewalk below? Neil is in for a rough landing. Hillary has not changed as much as she pretends. Jack & Victor keep trying to buy off people with their money & it never works out good for them, but they never learn.

    Posted by greengrass at Friday, July 04 2014 03:02 PM

    I can see chemistry between Billy and Victoria but also Billy and Chelsea But I want Billy with Victoria,They belong together even Chelsea know's that.

    Posted by ShiningStar82 at Friday, July 04 2014 06:08 PM

    Ian's claims against Nikki are ridiculous. I really hope the writers don't try to make this aspect of story stretch further than it already has in order to keep Ray Wise around. Ian is becoming cartoonish enough as it is.

    As far as NuBilly's chemistry: I can definitely see some chemistry between he and Victoria ( so much better than David Tom's Billy). Not seeing so much with Chelsea though.

    Posted by Strawberry_Love at Saturday, July 05 2014 01:20 AM

    NuBilly is too old for the part. I understand they needed someone older since bot Kelly's were older than Billy Miller. Come on, they were Annie from GL and Dixie from AMC. They must be mid/late 40's. But, don't age Billy because of a one night stand.

    Posted by dramaqueen333 at Saturday, July 05 2014 01:29 AM

    Great rant although I am way less enthusiastic than you are. I am waiting for some of these big secrets (Summer's paternity, whatever "Ben" did, etc.) to come out. So much I can't care about right now.

    I would love to see Victor make Ian scurry away like a rat -- funny.

    It's take a long walk off a short pier.

    Posted by loiuse at Saturday, July 05 2014 02:43 PM

    I don't like or care for the new Billy, he's just not the fit. now Chelsea is going off the deep end I hope Adam comes back & get Conner from this thieving witch, always after someone else's husband,like she's so innocent lets see how far Billy boy will go,since he clam he love Vikki so much, he'll never change just the same cheater as always I hope the baby is Stitch's. This Billy will not grow on me at all-time to do a search for another Billy. Be glad when Phyllis wakes up. Austin has issues & just who is he? now that Summer has gotten her taste of sex & her little cherry has been busted she has gone buck wild over a piece of prick,Austin has his ghost's to he's hide-n something for real.

    Posted by loiuse at Saturday, July 05 2014 02:58 PM

    I hope Chelsea gets her's, always claiming she loves Adam but now have the hots for ummmm Billy,I hope all this turns around on Chelsea & bites her right where it hurts, time for Adam to show up & teach this cross the line heffer a lesson, Summer has no guidance at all she's known this Austin for what a few months & she is in love with him & married this no one knows you man", but he hasn't met Victor yet. Summer needs to grow up & learn first of all how to be a woman that makes the right choices because she has not, she's so needy & telling Austin what he needs & she know he loves her, what a crock,who died & left her in charge? she needs to face reality & stop being a snob & a know it all,she's based on her feelings of 1st time sex.Austin don't have a job so I guess they will live off her inheritance.

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