The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of January 31 – February 4:
What a dramatic week! Let’s get right down to the nitty-gritty:
So after teaming with Adam to bring down Victor, Jack goes to Victor and proposes to bring down Adam. I like it. Keep the twists coming! As for Sharon and Adam, the flowery speeches about true love seem a little obvious. If viewers are going to buy into this couple it should happen organically.
Me Malcolm, you Sofia.
Loved Sofia confronting Blake in Jimmy’s, but did not like her apologizing to Malcolm. The man behaved like a caveman toward her! That said, Malcolm’s impulsive and hotheaded disposition was a nice contrast with Neil’s calmer demeanor in this week’s scenes.
Classically great soap interaction.
The scenes between Billy and Jill, and Billy and Colin at the Club were terrific – I can’t get enough of Billy’s reactions where Jill is concerned – loved the eye-rolling, drink-swigging, and the proclamation, “This is nuts!”
Tree, 1, Victor, 0.
The idea of the invincible Victor Newman being temporarily slowed down by an encounter with a tree tickled my funny bone. I’m not sure what to make of Diane dating Nick and Victor simultaneously – perhaps if she was being more devious and calculating about it, I would enjoy it more than simply seeing her being pulled in two directions. As mentioned last time, I’d like her to be stronger.
Please no sexy time.
When Chloe and Kevin were planning to finally have their sexy time while Jana was attending group therapy, I was actually cringing. I really don’t want these two as anything more than besties. Case in point: the BAD sexual innuendo currently being passed off as dialogue between them is a far cry from the witty, easy banter they shared as friends. End the nightmare.
Just go away.
Heather continued being a nuisance this week. Now that Chance is back, we’ll no doubt have to endure watching her get all up in his face – not looking forward to it.
You are the father.
Interesting that Daniel got the call confirming the DNA results when the baby was right across the room from him. It made me instantly wonder if he felt a pull toward her and if he will begin to change his mind about keeping quiet – great cliffhanger.
Thrown for a loop.
I thought Chloe's reaction to being the last to find out about Lucy was appropriate - it was a bit of a slap in the face. If I was Delia's mother, I would want to be able to prepare her for a change in the family dynamic. Chloe's jabs about Billy and Victoria's infamous spontaneity, i.e. 'waking up to find they'd adopted a baby', were the most fire we've seen from her in a while!
Everything about the church shooting was very well done (except for Jill's wedding outfit, which was awful!). The opera music and slow-mo really added to the drama - perfection! So, is Cane really dead? I hope not, so I've devised a working theory: Katherine's grief seems suspiciously understated, which makes me think Cane told her everything - including the truth about Colin's identity - and she helped him to fake his death. Blake may have been in on it too - I found it strange that he would point his gun at Lily and the twins when he seemed to have a thing for her. This also may be why Cane left the video telling the twins he would be 'gone for awhile'; he may even have revealed the plan to Lily in the note he wrote her. On the other hand, he really did seem most sincerely dead… Guess we'll have to keep watching to find out. What do you think is going on? Let us know by casting a vote in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Is Cane Really Dead?
Beef of the week.
What happened to the writing for Lily? She showed more outward emotion after she learned Cane had lied to her, than she did in some of the scenes after his death. Her emotions on the church steps were bang on, and afterward, inside the church with Neil and Billy, she was still in shock, but in the scenes that followed she was written too subdued for a young woman who has suddenly lost the great love of her life. For example, seeing Cane in the morgue would have had a profound effect on Lily, and seeing that video so soon after his death would have sent her right off the deep-end! I was expecting gulping, body-wrenching sobs with a good measure of hysteria. Instead, the writers had Lily making numbed speeches to her father and Devon, with a little crying and sniffling here and there. For me, the writing was a letdown. I hope they let Lily go full-out at the funeral.
As it turned out there were only two instances on Friday's episode when I got teary. One was when Colin broke down crying in the morgue, the other was when Jill said how important it was for her to be around family, and Lauren walked in and embraced her.
Chance is a match.
No surprise there! I thought having Jill find out that Chance was alive was a great way to end Friday's episode, and I can't wait for Chloe to find out! Lots to look forward to!
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- Candace Young