The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of July 26 – 30:
Well, I was away for the first two episodes of The Young and the Restless this week, and while I was really sorry to have missed Chloe confronting Heather, it was a treat not to have to sit through Adam terrorizing Patty again. Once again, the week ended with a strong episode on Friday. Here are my notes:
Hell May Have Frozen Over.
Based on the continuing far-fetched aspects of Adam’s storyline, such as how he gets away with everything, moves around town (and through buildings and vents) with ease in spite of being nearly blind, overhears things at exactly the right time, and makes a mockery of every security system ever devised, I was ready to declare that he never should have come back. But when Sharon shot him, and he said in that weak voice, “I know you still love me,” something in me cracked. In that moment I did want Sharon to love him, against all reason. I don’t necessarily expect this sentiment to last, but there it is/was. Kudos to Michael Muhney for bringing out the vulnerability in Adam.
It’s a shame I missed Chloe smacking Heather’s face – NuHeather (I still think of her as that) is a train wreck character. She’s not believable as a vixen or a damsel in distress, and as so many of our readers have pointed out, even her storyline is bogus – who would put all of this effort into trying to murder an inept assistant D.A?
“I Want My Trust Fund.”
Abby’s mantra is getting a little old and tired – this storyline needs to progress somehow. I find it slightly irksome that Jack is using a younger family member to get to Victor again. As for my current stance on Abby, I’m torn between outrage that she would evict her own mother, and hoping that she will prevail against Victor – just for the explosive reaction!
My interest is waning in the Jack and Emily pairing. I’m starting to think Dr. Pee is as obsessed with Patty as Patty is with Jack!
It was refreshing to see the Winters family enjoy a party this week. Of course no Winters’ gathering would be complete without Neil acting like a jackass over something. I chuckled at Sofia staying sweet in the face of his grumpiness.
Daydream or Nightmare?
I thought they could have done better with Chloe's Cinderella dream, especially to tie it to her next move, which was to try for revenge. While two wrongs don't make a right, I can understand Chloe wanting to hurt Chance, who dropped even lower in my estimation by bringing up his concern for Heather right in front of her - insensitive cad! An unexpected bonus was Chloe's kiss with Ronan which was very hot! I'm still loving her friendship with Kevin too - how great was his bad birthday rap - don't quit your day job Kev!
This week brought the scene with Lauren and Billy, which added another layer to the story - I liked it. Later, I loved the scene in which Lauren and Jill ended up having a go at each other while Nina, Michael, and Kay raised their collective eyebrows on the Chancellor staircase - worth a giggle!
Send In The Clone.
Speaking of the new 'mature' Billy, the less Billy acts like himself, the less I like him and Victoria as a couple. Being involved with her is slowly sucking the personality out of him - he's not even going after Victor anymore! He actually came across as more mature than Ashley and Tucker this week - what's up with that?! He'll soon become another Newman Enterprises clone if he's not careful. What do you think about the change in Billy? Vote in Soaps.com's Billy Snap Poll!
I Won't Be Bought.
Throughout the scene with Victor and Phyllis at the Club I was able to empathize with both of them - which means it was brilliant! As for Phyllis heading up to the cabin, I was so wishing she wouldn't do that, and then Deacon Sharpe appeared soaking wet - and I was so glad that she did! As for Nick getting an eyeful of her and Deacon kissing - looks good on him. Speaking of Nick...
He's A Dawg.
I got a laugh out of someone in the forum referring to Nick 'sniffing' around Sharon at the cabin. So true. Their time there was nice until he ordered her to pack her things - how arrogant! Glad she told him where to get off.
The Big Secret!
I'm intrigued by Christine and Ronan's secret, but want more explanation as to why Chris would keep such a huge secret from Nina. It would also be nice if we could understand why anyone would bother to go after Heather or Chance! As for the intensity between Chance and Ronan - it's made for some good scenes, and changed my view of both guys.
- Candace Young