The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of December 20 – 24:
Well, there wasn’t too much to get excited about this past week until the Christmas episodes aired. Let’s check out the highs and lows of this ‘short’ week:
Saved by the back door.
I was disappointed that Diane got out of the Ranch before Victor came in and caught her and Nick together. Some part of me would have enjoyed that. I was amused by Nick’s little speech to Victor about not having his back – he’s such a sulker sometimes!
Y&R mystery theater.
I still think the cops in Genoa City are pretty inept if they can be bested by Jack and Phyllis while out for a snoop, but the real kicker will be if Sharon single-handedly cracks the case (and exposes Victor to boot) by following the scented-trail of Skye’s signature perfume. This gives me the giggles.
Sixty day chip.
The conversation between Deacon and Nikki about their AA progress (and lack of progress dating) was kind of cute. I like the vibe between them, but don’t see it going far as long as she’s still obsessing over what Victor’s doing and not doing.
Give me some sugar.
I loved the catty little exchange between Diane and Nikki at the coffee house this week. I almost felt sorry for Diane being so humiliated, but then didn’t, because she was so nasty to begin with. Are there any women in Genoa City who like Diane? Just asking.
Why do I get the feeling Katherine is trying to play cupid for Kevin and Chloe? It bugs me. I really hope that Chloe’s not going to suddenly ‘discover’ that she had feelings for him all along or something. I’m really mourning the loss of their friendship, and their bickering grates on my nerves. Although I did enjoy Chloe’s little rant about jackasses…
Jana and Daisy.
Daisy may just have met her match in Jana – she’s turning out to be a real loon! This whole storyline with Jana and Daisy scheming to land their man is definitely not one of my faves. On the other hand, I am really feeling Daniel’s pain, and enjoyed his scenes with both Lily and Abby this week.
I was really hoping more would transpire in the Cane/Colin tale this week, but alas, all we got was some sinister gift-giving, and a little scare with Sofia wanting the truth about Cane's workload. Bah!
It looks like we're still headed for a Neil/Sofia/Malcolm triangle. With Neil looking all pouty about Sofia kissing Mal, it sure seems like he wants more than her gravy recipe. Meanwhile, I was disappointed that Devon and Roxy were 'gone to see Ana sing'. They're such a cute couple and fill out the family gatherings nicely.
Well, it was fitting that Heather and Ronan chose to have a 'mercy' fight in the snow this week, because this pairing has many viewers wanting to yell 'mercy' at their TV screens. I'm into Ronan, but there's no chemistry between him and Heather, and as a result, the playful snow scenes didn't have a natural feel and were awkward to watch. What I did like was that Heather convinced Ronan to show up to surprise Nina. I want more mother/son scenes!
Lots of 'loves' on the Christmas Eve episode - Lauren telling Fen to give the gold gift to 'Auntie' Jill, Tucker in the Santa hat at Crimson Lights, Victoria's Christmas miracle, Traci being in town, Diane telling Tucker he 'screwed' her out of a job, Victor actually saying, "Bah Humbug." Victoria calling Victor a scrooge, Kay and Jill having a holiday bicker over Nikki, Abby giving Tucker an emergency preparedness kit for Christmas, learning that Jack paid back his investors with his own money, Sharon's eyes lighting up when she got info about the perfume, and of course, Tucker's heartfelt proposal to Ashley.
Victor's three spirits.
When I found out there would be a Christmas episode surrounding Victor this year, I wasn't overly looking forward to it, but the preview clips piqued my interest. Though it was somewhat predictable, being that we know the story of Scrooge, it was still quite powerful, with the acting in particular winning me over. By the end, I was reminded again why I've had a lifelong love/hate relationship with the character of Victor Newman. There were a few picky things to complain about, such as Hope being the ghost of the past and therefore not mentioning Adam, but ultimately the episode had the desired impact - I had tears tracking down my cheeks as Victor visited the Abbotts, and then his own family at the end. Setting those final scenes to music was a good choice. Did you enjoy this episode? Tell us by casting a vote in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Victor's Christmas Episode.
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- Candace Young