The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of December 13 – 17:
There were some laughs, surprising hook-ups and great scenes on The Young and the Restless this week – loved this! There are also a few storylines I’m on the fence about, and unfortunately, a couple of plots that aren’t working for me at all. Check out these observations on the past week’s episodes:
The story from Down Under.
Colin’s been a great addition to Cane’s storyline – there’s tons of chemistry in scenes between father and son. I can’t quite say the same for Colin and Jill. As glad as I was to see Jill ‘get some’, her connection with Colin wasn’t hot like the fire between her and the original Tucker. I’m thinking maybe there just wasn’t enough build up of sexual tension because he only talked about Cane. Hence, the only real payoff from their hasty hook-up was the resulting comedic scenes between Colin, Jill, Lauren, and Michael in the office at Fenmore’s – well worth the price of admission! Getting back to Colin and Cane, I’m not sure where this story is going, but it certainly has great promise. One question this week – Cane told Colin that Lily would understand and forgive him for lying if he explained the truth about his family – if he believes this, why has he gone to such extreme lengths to keep the truth hidden from her in the first place?! Just askin’!
We shouldn’t be together…
Wow. The writers are really pushing Sharon’s love and forgiveness toward Adam – even getting a minister to weigh in! The issue I have with their reunion is that she went ‘whole hog’ in getting back together with him too quickly for it to be believable. I don’t deny the chemistry between them – I can even buy her indulging in some mattress play in New Orleans due to unresolved feelings – but the character of Adam hadn’t ‘made good’ to any degree that justified Sharon dumping everyone else in her life to take his side. The good news is that Sharon’s been interesting to watch in this storyline – even if I don’t quite understand where she’s coming from.
Y&R mystery hour.
So, the police didn’t ask for all the video footage from the Club the night Skye went missing? Nor did they retrace the route from the Club to the train station and find the bag that Jack and Phyllis located without even trying? Erk. Guess Ronan’s the only police officer in town and he’s been a little busy dying and doing other things I don’t really want to talk about…
Hard to handle.
That would be the Heather/Ronan hook-up. We all saw it coming – like helplessly watching a train wreck occur in slow motion and all that. As predicted there was zero chemistry. Ronan may need a liver transplant, but he also needs a new love interest – stat! I think Chloe’s interested deep down, but at least she has the sense to realize she shouldn’t date the man she believes killed Chance.
What? Who? Why?
That's how I feel after watching this week's mash-up with Jana/Daisy/Kevin/Chloe etc. It's sad that I no longer 'get' characters like Jana and Kevin, Daniel has become depression walking, and the Chloe/Kevin friendship (one of the best 'vibes' the show had going for it) has now been mangled to boot. It's not compelling to watch whiny Daisy and 'suddenly-psycho' Jana scheme, or Chloe and Kevin argue. I perked up a little bit when Kevin pulled Jana into his apartment and had sex with her, but in the end, that fizzled too. Kevin, Daniel, Jana, and Chloe are solid Y&R characters but I'm having trouble getting into their current storylines. As for Daisy, she remains more of an irritant than a great plot twist.
All work, no play…
Makes Billy a dull boy. While I see shades of the Billy I know and love when he's working, his home life with sad sack Victoria has really become a downer. Is she really so spoiled that she has to make life miserable because she didn't conceive right when she decided she wanted to? Ugh. I'd rather watch her play pinball and eat cheese doodles.
Sis boom bah!
I'm loving the new groove between Lauren and Jill. It's gratifying to see them developing an adult, enjoyable-to-watch, rapport. I also loved Lauren and Michael this week - who ever thought Michael Baldwin would become one-half of the most enduring and romantic couples on the show!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
Omigod, I can't wait until Victor comes home and finds Nick and Diane getting busy on the rug in front of his fireplace - deelish! Of course the ramifications of Phyllis finding out that Nick is shagging her archenemy gives us even more to look forward to - great stuff! What do you think about the Nick/Diane hook-up? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Nick and Diane.
No, not the camera - Nikki and Deacon. I'm still on board with seeing where this goes, and I got a chuckle out of Nikki hanging back to 'find her gloves' at Gloworm while Katherine tried to get her out of there. Too cute.
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- Candace Young