The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of September 27 – October 1:
The Young and the Restless continues to be solid. After checking out a competing soap this week, well, let’s just say you really do have to give thanks. I found there to be a nice mix of romance, one-liners, intrigue, and family drama in Genoa City this week. Here are my thoughts:
Monday night raw!
Billy and Vikki have been much more real and relatable in the aftermath of the miscarriage than in any of the goofy trumped-up scenarios the writers put them in before their wedding. Billy’s rant at Victor’s door on Monday’s show was wonderfully raw and left one infuriated with Victor, which I trust was the desired result. More!
Hard-to-watch Heather doesn’t fit the role of D.A. any better than she does that of Paul’s daughter or Chance’s grieving lover. With her prosecuting Adam, I’ll be rooting for him to win – it’s that bad.
Is he stubborn or what! On the other hand, so are his daughters – wonder how that happened? I got a kick out of stodgy Nick siding with daddy – what a wet blanket.
I’m still getting a kick out of the tipsy and irritable Nikki, and the storyline with Deacon is getting my attention in a good way. It will be interesting to see where they’re going with this. I’m kind of hoping Deacon exposes Meggie and thereby redeems himself to an extent.
Pizza craving alert!
J.T. and Mac were so cute when they found out they were pregnant. I’ll be sorry to see them go when Clementine Ford and Thad Luckinbill exit their roles.
Raves for Restless Style.
I loved the twist with Skye having the tables turned on her by Phyllis and Billy - what a team they will make over at Restless Style - good stuff - can't wait to see more! It's hilarious how someone is always coming up that freight elevator and storming in all upset. A nice touch this week was the banter between Phyllis and Victoria before they shared a toast with Billy. I appreciate those extras in scenes.
Bring on the testosterone!
I'm getting caught up in Cane's intense panic - especially after he received the surveillance tape! I can't wait for Blake (Paul Leyden) to show up and get in Cane's face as his new adversary - should be very entertaining, testosterone-laden viewing!
Ronan is still tops in my book. I'm riveted to most scenes he's in. His tentative meeting with Nina was very effective in making viewers yearn for them to be closer - much like Tucker and Katherine. Christine's farewell was a touch sappy (setting up Nina and Paul), but not bad. I actually didn't mind the character so much this time around - she was edgier somehow.
Wow! I'm surprised, and a little disappointed, at Kevin joining in Jeffrey's money laundering scheme. After being so self-righteous with Jana recently, this choice took me off guard. The foreshadowing this week regarding Chloe and Kevin becoming more than friends was a downer for me as well - I'm hoping the show will resist temptation and keep them as 'besties'. Their friendship is one of the most entertaining aspects of the show right now.
The writers take a lot of flak, but they're doing something right where Adam and Sharon are concerned because in spite of all he's done I feel the pull between them, even though my rational mind is opposed to the idea of them being together! Thanks to the writers for the scene with Sharon and Phyllis on Friday too. Such chemistry! As for Nick and Sharon, they can be a sweet couple, but they get dull, and I fear they've recycled this too many times. The same thing applies to Jack and Phyllis, with the added exception that I've never particularly liked them as a couple. Jack may be portrayed as a playboy, but I don't find him exciting enough for a firebrand like Phyllis. How do you feel about this quadrangle getting amorous with their former partners again this week? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young and the Restless Snap Poll: Quadrangle.
The Harvest Festival! See you there!
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- Candace Young