The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of November 29 – December 3:
There were plenty of twisted storylines happening this week on The Young and the Restless, so there’s a lot to discuss – let’s get right down to it!
Dissecting New Orleans.
Sure, there were some nit-picky things about the New Orleans shoot that irked me such as Sharon going strolling in five-inch stiletto boots, dry characters walking through a downpour, and rain that came and went from one shot to the next, but on the whole I was entranced by the location and mood of it all. The worst thing about it was the seemingly endless scenes of Michael and Nick asking people if they’d seen Sharon or Adam – made me gnash my teeth. The best part was the infusion of local scenery, architecture, and personalities – absolutely incredible! The Sharon/Adam hook-up was written exactly as I expected – it was everything her recent run-of-the-mill reunion and lovemaking with Nick was not. And even though I was aware of being manipulated by the writers, there was no denying Sharon and Adam’s chemistry. Blame it on the voodoo! Ultimately, for me, the baby stealing is still a deal-breaker for this pairing. The end scenes at the carousel were good – Sharon seemed appropriately befuddled, and Phyllis popping up on cue was kind of funny. What did you think of the location shoot? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: New Orleans.
On a jet plane…
I loved being surprised by seeing Skye on the Newman jet! Great twist. It seems like Victor has once again trumped everyone, yet I sense Skye has some lingering guilt about selling Adam down the river – this might come back to bite Victor if she has second thoughts. I approve of how this leaves the door open for her return. Thumbs up.
I’m all for Nikki hooking up with a younger man, and I love that they’re keeping Deacon on the canvas. However, I wish that Nikki hadn’t put herself in the position for Victor to walk out on her again, and then allowed herself to fall back into Deacon’s arms by default – it makes her seem needy. That, and it’s hard for her to defend choosing to be with Deacon given the history involved.
It’s a good thing the character of Diane shows just enough vulnerability for viewers to wonder if she’s actually changed, because otherwise she’d just be too creepy and predatory. Jack, who just got bested by Victor for the umpteenth time, doesn’t seem to be any more apt to learn from past mistakes with Diane. And what was that scene near the end of Friday’s episode – will Diane take revenge on Phyllis by sleeping with Nick? Hmm…
I don't know; there's just something about the writing of Jill and Lauren as having the emotional mentalities of 12 year-old girls that is really getting annoying. At their age, they come across as bitter, unstable, and shrewish, and while both of them may have ample excuses to be offside, when they're dealing with each other they should act like the businesswomen and adults they are.
So, Daisy has herself a medical condition that will spring her from the slammer. That's not surprising. What is surprising is that Phyllis wants her anywhere but behind bars - that's the part of the story I can't get a handle on.
I'm not getting this whole Kevin story - I feel quite disconnected from the character as he makes choices that just don't seem to jive. Why would someone about to begin a legal battle to raise a child opt to begin a life in organized crime - especially when he'd just had a close shave with the law over it? Getting dragged down in his drama is Chloe, normally one of the most opinionated characters on the show, who has been reduced to patting Kevin's back as he makes stupid moves. This plot needs a fix.
I spent the night.
Sure, Nick has a right to take issue with Sharon going so far as to sleep with the ex who stole their baby. However, if anyone should understand that feelings don't just shut off, it's him. This is coming from a man who has never been able to resolve his feelings for his exes and who has bounced back and forth like a ping-pong ball from Sharon to Phyllis.
Down at the station.
So much for Michael taking a step back from work - he's been in New Orleans, at the police station, or in court ever since! Anyway, with everyone hanging around the station after Adam's arrest there have been some interesting run-ins. Best one? Nick getting in Phyllis's face about her staying in New Orleans, and her replying that he agreed with himself that she should go, adding that he's not her father and she can do what she likes! Budda Boom, Budda Bing! I also enjoyed hearing Adam spar with Jack, Heather, and Ronan. It was intriguing that Sharon showed up to support Adam on Friday. This will make for good conflict in the story, but I also liked that she reasoned (on her own!) that he had no motive to kill Skye, and made an informed decision - refreshing.
The scenes with Billy and Victoria trying to 'get it on' at Restless Style were some of the only lighter ones this week, and thus were quite welcome.
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- Candace Young