The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of September 13 – 17:
It was a dramatically delicious week on The Young and the Restless, and lo and behold the drama centered on things that could actually happen in real-life! There’s not a whole lot to complain about, except my beef of the week…
Heather as District Attorney!
I was disheartened to see the so-not-working character of Heather being offered the District Attorney position, which means she’s staying in Genoa City. Erk.
This past week or so we’ve had something of a break from the always heavily-featured Nick/Phyllis/Sharon/Adam/Skye stuff. They may be among the most talked about characters on the show, but there can be too much of a good thing. Nice move by the writers in giving us a bit of a breather.
My rave of the week has to go to Tricia Cast for her portrayal of grieving mother, Nina. Her performances have been raw and realistic to put it mildly. I can’t say enough about how lucky viewers are to enjoy this caliber of acting. On Friday, her hysterical disbelief (and relief) at seeing Chance alive was also right on the money. Bravo.
Also delivering some excellent performances this week was Liz Hendrickson as Chloe. From her vulnerable scene with Billy in the police station to her depiction of the angry/confrontational side of grief, she’s done an excellent job. I’m wondering if Chloe will turn to Kevin in her time of grief, and if he’ll end up getting hurt. Thoughts?
How great that Vance Abrams is involving himself in as many cases as possible and making enemies like Victor Newman. Michael needed another lawyer to challenge him in town, and Vance would make a great love interest for any number of Genoa City’s ladies! More!
I love how Nikki spent all week going around snapping everyone’s head off while she hankered for a drinkie-poo! Such good scenes! That said, I thought it was a little self-indulgent for her to spill her guts to Katherine while she lay in her hospital bed. Anyway, I guess her wildly inappropriate remark to Jill was the last straw. I’m not usually a fan of the melodramatic, but Nikki’s over-the-top reaction to finally downing that glass of vodka at the Ranch was quite enjoyable – looked like it was better than sex! Hehe!
Change of Heart?
I really liked the idea of Jill going over to talk to Victor as one life-hardened person/parent to another this week. It was interesting that she was the one who finally persuaded him to back off Victoria. Of course, in the end he ruined his own gesture by expecting Victoria to grovel her thanks in spite of the fact that he ruined her wedding. Let’s all shake our heads together…oh, Victor. In another change of heart, Abby backed off Victor, which surprised me a little because she had just won a minor victory by having her trust frozen. In any case, I don’t think it will take much to persuade her to reinstate her claim.
Poor Jack suffered a setback in his latest plot when Abby changed her mind. Then, he overheard Tucker offering Vikki a top position at Jabot - could it be Jack's position? Mildly interesting, but I found myself thinking that I really don't care much who is running Jabot. I've seen this storyline with Jack too many times in the past and it's not exciting me much at this point. Anyone else?
Creeping on Cane.
Okay, so creepy! Who is watching Cane and Lily through their windows and making Humphrey bark and bristle? I think Cane would be better to be up front with his bride at this point. Lying and 'protecting' her hasn't gone over too well in the past.
Two Brothers and a Sofia!
I can see this coming a mile away! It's being so obviously set up for Neil and Malcolm to do battle over Sofia. The signs are all there - Malcolm and Sofia not being quite right for each other, Neil and Sofia being forced to work together, Neil suggesting they might even become friends and Sofia coyly resisting the idea… I liked the undercurrents between Sofia and Neil this week; I just hope the storyline doesn't turn out as predictable as it's looking right now. We need a twist!
Miffed at Murphy.
While I love Murphy, and Murphy with Katherine, I was taken aback by his treatment of Tucker this week in the hospital. Murphy theoretically knows Kay better than anyone, which means he knows how far she and Tucker have come, and how much it means to her to be close with Tucker. This plot point really bugged me! That said, I loved the emotional scene when Murphy and Kay discussed her living will. Sniff!
It was a crap thing to do at someone's non-funeral, but I loved Ronan storming in and arresting Pomerantz and the gang - tres sexy! The reveal that Chance is alive and going into witness protection wasn't a real surprise, but is a really interesting story point, because only a handful will know he didn't really die. This also leaves Ronan open for a relationship with Nina (or will they have to pretend to hate each other?) and a relationship with one of GC's ladies. Tell us who you think Ronan would be good with by voting in Soaps.com's The Young and the Restless Snap Poll: Ronan's Love Interest!
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- Candace Young