The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of August 9 – 13:
After the very entertaining grand opening of Gloworm last week on The Young and the Restless, this week felt like a letdown in some ways. As always, there was wonderful acting and some noteworthy drama, but I was definitely bored at times this week. Here are my notes:
The writing’s been bang on for this guy – Phyllis and Sharon are both utterly disillusioned with him (as they should be!), and this fact seems to bewilder him! He’s driven Phyllis out of town, continues to try to boss Sharon around for old time’s sake, and just can’t seem to get a handle on how it’s all gone wrong. You almost have to giggle when he approaches Sharon full of self-importance and she verbally swats him away like some sort of annoying gnat. Here’s hoping Sharon turns down Nick’s offer to move in next week – he needs to spend some quality time alone before he’ll be relationship-ready again. Are real men this clueless? Be sure to post about this in the comment section!
So much of this week was devoted to Chance’s storyline and it was just dead boring. Even the reveal that Pomerantz is behind it all didn’t faze me – I just can’t find it in me to care. Ronan’s identity is the one interesting component to this story, but it’s annoying listening to Nina suddenly talk non-stop about her long lost son now that he’s in town – just silly since she never mentioned him before. Ronan actually seems like a compelling character, so I’m hoping this ‘case’ wraps up, the reveal happens, Chance and Heather leave town together, and then Ronan can move forward into another story.
When Nina was talking to Paul about her long lost son, and said she’s always worried that he’d been abused or something like that, Paul reassured her by saying he wasn’t around for Heather’s upbringing and she was fine. Hello! Did Paul forget that Heather was abused by her stepfather?
That would be Neil Winters, who, even on the joyful day his grandchildren came home from the hospital, had to lurk around in the shadows of the living room pulling sour faces. Lighten up, man! Thankfully, Neil told Sofia what she did for Cane was a wonderful thing, so maybe he’s not a lost cause after all. That said, I believe that Neil’s distrust of Sofia, along with Sofia and Malcolm being at odds over living space (bet Neil likes condos!), is laying the groundwork for a love triangle. Anyone else?
I found Adam’s hearing to be less compelling than I expected. There were some good scenes surrounding the hearing, such as Traci coming home (which I loved), Ashley talking with Tucker in his office after she testified, and Sharon thanking Adam for keeping his word (they really have me wondering where her head is where Adam’s concerned). One of the best aspects of the courtroom scenes was Eric Roberts’ performance as Vance Abrams – what a sexy man! I could listen to him say words like ‘scintilla’ all day long!
Just Not Jill.
Who is this imposter running around Genoa City pretending to be Jill? The strong, savvy, force-to-be-reckoned-with Jill that we know and love simply wouldn't exhibit such messy behavior - pleading with Tucker not to screw her over, whining that she's desperate, apologizing to Victoria Newman - no way. Bleh.
Victoria obviously thought that she would be off the hook with an apology and a pout, but I was glad to see Billy point out that by listening to Victor, she showed she didn't believe him when he said he loved her and wouldn't hurt her. I find Victoria to be a petulant princess a lot of the time - not in a cute way - and I was glad to see her get a comeuppance.
Meggie may have the Newmans fooled. It seemed way too convenient to me that the very day Nikki questioned how much danger Meggie is really in, Shaw materialized out of the woodwork to attack her. If Shaw is willing to go to jail to further their agenda, it must be a biggie. Is anyone else wondering why Skye and Adam used Meggie's bar as a stopover? Could Meggie be connected to Skye? Hmm… Do you think the attack on Meggie was a set-up? Let Soaps.com know by voting in the Meggie's Attack Snap Poll!
The flashback scenes on Friday were good, but I was puzzled that we only got a rehash of everything we already know about Adam's life - there was no new information offered that gave any insight as to why he turned out the way he did! Perhaps that will come on Monday's episode, or perhaps we're to believe there is no explanation…who knows? The end of the episode had a nice tension, with Adam being left standing with Skye and not getting the reactions he was looking for from the Newmans and Abbotts, and later, Victor speaking to the Abbotts and Newmans at the Ranch. I love when the two feuding families band together against a common foe - gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling.
So, it felt like an off week - truly a bit dull at times if you're not into the storyline with hepped-up Boy Scout, Chance, or the Japanese bribery stuff. Traci coming back was great, particularly her scenes with Abby, which gave us a much needed glimpse at Abby's vulnerable side. The charges being dismissed against Adam led to a quiet intensity at week's end, which, although well done, left a deflated feeling in its wake. What are you hoping to see happen next week? Let me know!
- Candace Young