The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of January 3 – 7:
The show was a mixed bag this week. For me, there were some storyline details to take issue with, and notably, the overall gloomy feel had not lifted. The good news? As always, there were some really strong dramatic scenes to enjoy. Check out my thoughts on this past week in Genoa City:
The great escape.
Daisy’s escape certainly was stunning – especially when you consider what she pulled off mere minutes after giving birth! In light of the bodily realities she would have been facing at such a time, I doubt she would have been up to pulling Daniel’s dead weight out of the car onto the side of the road, ditching the baby at a church, driving to Canada, convincing a clueless border guard to let her into the country, and popping around to visit the ATM. Of course, I’m willing to buy it all just to have the annoying character gone. The bad news is, she could return at any time, and Lauren will never let us forget it!
I actually enjoyed the scenes in the hospital. I love a gathering – whether happy or tension-filled – it always brings about an unpredictable series of conversations and exchanges. Daniel and Phyllis’s argument before he took off looking for Daisy was powerful, and later, Lauren and Phyllis going at it was brilliant – two red-headed spitfires! The scenes at Daniel’s bedside, while somewhat predictable, were good due to the acting. I also enjoyed the ‘moment’ between Abby and Phyllis – love the simple stuff.
Party like it’s 2010?
I’m still not liking the twists in Jana’s story. It’s unbelievable enough that she would have cut a deal with Daisy, let alone set her free. But that’s not all; Jana is now so utterly unhinged that she hit herself over the head with a concrete block to gain sympathy from Kevin. What? As for her faking selective amnesia, it made me roll my eyes – why would Kevin fall for it at this point? In any case, all of this game playing is beneath the Jana that I knew as Kevin’s wife, which bothers me because I want to be able to root for her. As I’m not a fan of Kevin and Chloe as a romantic couple, the ramifications for a triangle don’t fill me with anticipation either. Maybe things will change as the story rolls out.
While I can understand the need for a character like Billy to go all 'instant gratification' trying to make things right for someone he loves, I'm still not sure I understand Victoria's obsession and depression over the baby issue. If, as she told Billy, she already knew Reed was a 'miracle', then why the shock over the doctor's diagnosis now? I'm also not sure how I'd react in Victoria's shoes if my husband just turned up with a random newborn in the middle of the night - guess we'll have to see what she makes of that. In any case, it's obvious that they're going to end up with Daisy's child (I'm still not convinced the baby is Daniel's), which will cause no end of trouble at some point. While I'm still trying on this whole storyline for size, I do like the nod to Rose DeVille in having her niece, Primrose, broker the baby deal. Fun!
There were some notable scenes in the Cane drama this week, but it's still progressing rather slowly. The tension-filled scene between Cane and Sofia after he spilled his guts was great, but I think she's nuts for covering for him. I'm also confused as to how the payoff money is important now that we know Cane's father is the kingpin and he has shown up in town. I also feel like Cane should be telling Lily everything at this point - the sea of lies is not good. As for Colin, he is creepy perfection as a villain. I was positively squirming when he held Charlie!
Moanin' about Ronan.
Can we kill Heather and give Ronan her liver? Just asking. It was a tad presumptuous of Heather to run and tell Nina about Ronan's confidential medical situation. Of course, I'm glad Nina knows, but I won't be rushing to fall in love with the Heather character for 'sacrificing' herself to save Ronan's life. File Heather under 'still not working'.
Pie in the Skye.
The idea that someone might actually uncover Victor's misdeeds never fails to intrigue me, so I've been drawn into the Skye mystery storyline this week as Jack and Nick have become suspicious and started sniffing around. The confrontational scenes this week in Victor's office were all dramatic goodness, but it drove me nuts that Jack went in there and blabbed all of his theories to Victor, who was then able to give the Hawaiian guy (who must control the entire island) a heads up. Here's a concept Jack - don't tip Victor off first - you might actually best him one day!
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- Candace Young