The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of January 24 – 28:
It was a decent week in Genoa City! The Cane storyline finally took a leap forward, there were Sharon and Phyllis scenes, and the Baby Lucy saga continued admirably. There was also Jill’s dysfunctional family brunch and Tucker’s firings. Read on for the breakdown:
They all love Lucy.
As I said last week, if this storyline is handled well by the writers it will be powerful – so far so good. I’m loving the stunned and thoughtful Daniel, whose fatherly instincts kicked in despite his certainty that they wouldn’t, as well as the way all the beats are being played – such as Kevin noting that Daisy’s baby would be the same size as Lucy, and Billy snapping over a staff member wanting to post the baby’s photo online. As for Victor’s rant about the baby to Victoria, it was too venomous for my taste – nasty even for Victor.
From Paris with disillusionment.
Cane’s storyline blew up this week! About time! The scene was set early in the week with the very romantic Paris-in-a-suite rendezvous, and the escalating tension between Colin and Cane after the engagement announcement. As much as I’d all but given up on this storyline, I was drawn in to the chain of events that unfolded from the moment Tucker’s business question was greeted with ominous silence by Blake. Granted, Tucker pulled a bit of a ‘Jack in Hawaii’ by finding the search on the Crimson Lights computer so easily, and so neatly putting it all together, but hey, I liked it. The ensuing scenes as Sofia and Cane each faced the music definitely had my attention. What remains to be seen is where this story will go from here now that Lily’s kicked Cane to the curb. Oh, and welcome back Winters brothers. Did anyone else notice that Neil was more understanding toward Sofia than Malcolm was? Hmm.
Jill’s engagement gathering was pretty entertaining. She was quickly backed into a corner by everyone’s vocal disapproval and came out snarling. It was difficult to empathize with her hurt feelings in this case – she definitely knows better than to jump into marriage and has made huge scenes warning others not to do it in the past – as Esther reminded her. I think with Jill, the irony is that she wants her family to care, and when they do, she fails to recognize it for what it is and alienates them.
Had any better offers?
So, poor Noah finally comes home, only to find his mother in the slammer and his father being as ineffective as ever. I'd have taken the record deal and run too. Seriously, though, I really enjoyed the Sharon and Phyllis stuff this week - loved Sharon telling Phyllis if she was going to kill someone it would have been her! Perfect line and delivery! Having Phyllis decide to help prove Sharon's innocence is gold - such a great twist. As for Jack teaming up with Adam again, somehow, oddly, I like this too. I'm looking forward to seeing them tangle with Victor. Also in this storyline, I was glad they had Ashley stop over to Sharon's to put in her two cents this week - very realistic. Weigh in on Phyllis helping Sharon by casting a vote in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: The Offer.
So Nick puts the brakes on with Diane, and literally within minutes she's in bed with his father - ugh! Diane seemed like a strong career woman when she returned, and a force to be reckoned with, but at this point she's basically coming across as a little desperate; bedding whichever rich man will take her - this is a bit of a letdown.
He sure made the rounds this week, didn't he? He's so bitter at times lately! As much as I've complained about how he treats Nikki, this week she deserved a blast - she just wouldn't leave him alone. It was like watching someone poke a bear with a stick! Anyway, aside from yelling at Nikki and Victoria, and bedding Diane, the most interesting thing Victor did this week was bail Sharon out anonymously - wonder what his motive is.
This can't happen again…until next time.
It was him or the vodka. Does anyone else think Nikki will be back for some more Deacon action? Yep, me too. This pairing still has my attention, though they were sort of low-key this week. The phone call from Meggie was just the thing to up the stakes - I just hope she's not getting out of jail anytime soon.
I like that Leslie chick - she's super cool. They dropped the ball with the Ronan storyline, which was MIA this week, but it was worth it to get a break from Heather. Speaking of missing - was anyone ticked that the Jana/Chloe/Kevin triangle didn't get airtime? Anyone? Friday's episode kept me interested from beginning to end - it's been a while since that happened. Kudos.
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- Candace Young