The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of February 7 – 11:
It was an eventful week in Genoa City, which is good. A couple of gatherings, some storylines moving ahead, and a few different faces on the canvas. Let’s break it down:
I enjoyed the return of Chance, but nearly choked when he told Heather the hardest part was leaving her – what bunk. She was hardly a great love, and I don’t care how hard they sell it, I’m not buying her as the damsel torn between two brothers – the character is a dud who doesn’t have an ounce of chemistry with either of them. My other bone to pick? Since the moment I knew Chance was alive, I’d anticipated what Chloe’s reaction would be when she found out. This week, it finally happened and…nothing. I felt robbed of the opportunity to feel some raw emotion. Enough with everybody being ‘numb’!
Hello Nathan Hastings.
I thought it was interesting that they brought this character back. He’s looking good all grown up! He had a great vibe to him, so I kind of hope he comes to stay.
Where oh where could Ronan be? I love twists that get you thinking, and liked the way the writers had Nate tell Nina ‘He’s gone’, at the end of the episode so everyone thought Ronan had died. It was great how the incident ignited a sudden controversy in the hospital with newly arrived Phillip weighing in, Christine scrambling for an explanation, and Chance itching to get out of his bed to ‘do’ something. Good stuff. What’s your theory on Ronan’s disappearance? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Ronan’s Gone.
Cane – the aftermath.
While Sofia’s struggle with guilt is believable, and staid Neil is behaving exactly as one would expect, moody Malcolm is on my last nerve. As for Lily, is she ever going to get to shed some more tears, (or better yet have a breakdown!) over her true love being dead? What strange writing! In any case, I did like the scene between her and Daniel this week. As for Cane’s other loved ones, Jill’s been handily distracted by Chance being alive, Colin is sneaking moments with his photograph, and Kay seems eerily calm. I noticed she needled Colin about Phillip being back (and how she hopes he’ll fill them all in on the men who were after Cane). I think Katherine knows Colin and Cane were connected at the very least.
What more could a father ask for?
I love Daniel's introspection with regard to Lucy. Did anyone else sit up and take notice when Lucy got sick this week? My mind immediately went here: What if Lucy becomes seriously ill and needs bone marrow or something, so that Daniel is forced to reveal his connection to her even though he had decided to keep the secret forever? How soapy would that be? It could still happen!
Adam schemes again.
Well, he's doing it for the right reasons this time, but isn't Adam savvy enough to realize that if he gets caught making it look like Skye is still alive, it will appear as though he believes Sharon is guilty?! As for Jack and Phyllis's discovery that Victor's on the video footage - it certainly isn't good for The Mustache, but I'm not sure it will get Sharon off the hook. This storyline is keeping me interested.
I was relieved Kevin finally told Jana the truth (mostly because it moved this story along). I guess she's totally going to wig out now judging by her visit to Chloe. Chloe versus Jana might make for a few good conflict scenes, but personally, I'm dying to go back to the Kevin and Jana of before and have this mess done with.
Victor gets an eyeful.
Wow, maybe Victor isn't 'all-knowing' after all - he certainly seemed to be taken off guard at the sight of his son dallying with his latest love interest! Of course, Nicky boy will need to be slapped down into his place. Who wants to bet Victor puts the ball and chain on Diane ASAP. Always the victor.
Although the bookie storyline does less than nothing for me, the return of 'Count Jeffrey' and 'Countess Gloria' provided a little bit of comic relief, and a very interesting gathering opportunity for GC residents this week. I can't wait to see what all goes down at the Puppy Love fundraiser!
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- Candace Young