The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of October 25 – 29:
Where to begin? A lot happened on The Young and the Restless this week, there’s no denying that. Which means there’s plenty to comment on, so let’s get to it.
There are more questions than answers in this plot right now. Why does Victoria need Tucker? Why is Victoria suddenly bent on getting Beauty of Nature? Why is spitfire Abby going along with a plan that doesn’t suit her? What happened to warm, fuzzy Victor wanting to make peace for Nikki’s sake? In fact, he doesn’t appear the least bit concerned about Nikki right now as evidenced by his unilateral decision to keep their daughter away from her at the time she needs support the most! This storyline is bringing out my least favorite side of Victor – arrogant, above-the-law, etc. Basically, I’m having trouble caring about this lawsuit story – watching Victor and Victoria take shots at each other’s ego isn’t too compelling, and watching Victor order Michael around, and turn on the smiles and giggles with Heather, who he formerly loathed, is even worse. The supportive Victor who was by Nikki’s side last week was much preferable, and if he would start to get a clue about Meggie, I’d absolutely love it.
They tried to make me go to rehab.
Well, Solidarity House is certainly going to be an interesting place now that Deacon has checked in. How funny was Thick Nick eyeballing Deacon and trying to get a fix on his ‘angle’. Good luck. I was pleased to see that Deacon had some reservations about phase two of Meggie’s plan – this means there is still hope that he’ll turn on her at some point. One question, why isn’t anyone questioning where Deacon is getting the cash to check into a posh rehab facility? In any case, I’m looking forward to what comes next in this story.
There goes that dream.
Now that they’ve made J.T. and Mac the most depressing couple on the show, it won’t be as hard to see them go. Next week is their last on air. Tune in!
Missing in action.
There was no Aussie action this week at all. Puzzling, since I was expecting to find out what Cane was up to…
I loved the intensity of the scrap between Diane and Phyllis, and I’m thrilled with the mix of mean and vulnerable in this incarnation of Diane. I’m a little concerned about the degree to which Phyllis is losing her mind over all this, since I prefer Phyllis ‘together’ and edgy, as opposed to psycho, but for the sake of the story I’m willing to go with the flow. The Diane/Phyllis rivalry is shaping up to be dramatically delicious!
Noah Newman, rock star.
The only thing that made me happy about the Noah ‘singing star’ scenes this week is that I could fast-forward them without missing important dialogue. Don’t get me wrong, NuNoah’s a total cutie, but the story needs to be heading somewhere much more interesting in a hurry. What’s even worse is that thanks to the preview, viewers now have to worry about Noah spending the night with jittery Jana – how will we respect him in the morning?
Laugh of the week.
Hands down, the laugh of the week was Nick telling Sharon that it's too soon for them to talk about moving in together when we all know he's positively salivating to do just that - please! In any case, it was a week of tricks and treats for Sharon as she continued to be drawn toward Adam, while going through the motions with Nick. I'm interested to see how she will deal with these forbidden feelings, and to see what the writers do with the character of Adam.
It provided a nice diversionary chuckle when Chloe decided Kevin was gay after seeing him meet with the bookie. Even cuter was the puzzled Rafe dealing with Chloe at the party. I'm only half-heartedly interested in Kevin's current storyline at this point, though. Here's hoping it takes off a bit now that Chloe's 'in the know'.
I don't think I can do that.
The scenes between Jana and Lauren were uncomfortable this week. I couldn't help but feel all over again that the writers did a disservice to the character of Jana; she used to be beloved, and now I couldn't care less who likes her and who doesn't, and she has this desperate air about her that is just so off-putting. Shame.
Well, it was one thing to spot Crazy Daisy lurking at the Halloween party, but it became a whole other drama when she turned up preggers on Daniel's doorstep! We know that she didn't really sleep with Daniel, so it's not his baby, but it will take a millennium in Genoa City time for him to figure that one out, which is bound to be frustrating to no end. Also, Daisy reminded us how teeth-gnashingly annoying she can be with just one utterance: "Hi Daddy." So, for me, this development is a little worrisome. What do you think about the return of Daisy to the canvas? Tell us by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Daisy's Back!
Glad to see they kept up with the tradition of the Halloween party even if it wasn't astounding this year. There were a few original and interesting costumes, but nothing earth shattering. What was your favorite costume? Post below. Happy Halloween to all of you!
Check out the Soap Opera Fan The Young and the Restless Weekly Summaries, and vote on our Soap Opera Fan Blog The Young and the Restless Polls. We invite you to join Soaps.com on Twitter @soapoperafan, "like" Soaps.com on Facebook to dish on The Young and the Restless, all the other soap operas, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy and Vampire Diaries! Also, feel free to follow Candace on Twitter @CandaceLYoung
- Candace Young