The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of February 21 – 25:
It was an interesting week in Genoa City. The groundwork is being laid for some of the building stories, and the family feud/lawsuit blew up in a way that will have far-reaching implications for many for a long time! Let’s get down to it:
While I enjoyed the scenes between Sofia and Lily earlier in the week (loved Sofia sharing), I was disappointed that Sofia and Neil did the nasty behind Malcolm’s back so easily. Also, the way it played out was rather formulaic – Malcolm and Neil argue, Neil and Sofia do the deed, and Malcolm returns all apologetic and loving toward both of them to amp up their guilty feelings – nothing new in that soap scenario. Additionally, the Neil/Sofia love scenes came off looking awkward thanks to the blankets and odd positioning. Thankfully, Neil’s smokin’ hot physique provided ample distraction. Wow! As for Tucker deciding to forgive Sofia later in the week – I liked it – warm fuzzies!
I’m still loving Daniel’s struggle with knowing Lucy is his daughter. I’m also enjoying his connection with Lily. The fact that they are confiding in one another bumps it up a notch.
I don’t have this figured out yet, but I think someone may be messing with Lily. The only likely candidate is Colin, whose motivation would be to make Lily look crazy, and then push Jill to seek custody of the twins. Of course it would be ridiculous if Jill, who was no real relation to Cane, got custody over, say, Neil, but this is a soap opera… Anyone else have a theory about the spooky happenings?
Nanny from hell.
I have a hard time believing Billy would hire Jana, but he did. I feel no anticipation in this storyline – for me, it remains a dud. Chloe and Kevin as a couple have no rooting value, and as long as Jana’s a psycho, I won’t be pulling for her to get him back either. It seems a “Fatal Attraction”/”Hand That Rocks the Cradle” story has been devised for these characters and it’s moving forward whether viewers like it or not. Plot-driven storylines are such a headache.
I think Chloe has every right to be irritated by Heather hanging around - the chick slept with her fiancé! As for Heather trying to give Chance crap over the way he 'treated' her - she needs to get over herself! I was glad he told her that whatever she 'thinks' she lost, he lost more. In any case, Chance looked really hot with the stubble and baseball cap this week - more!
It's no secret I was sick to death of the Sharon/Nick/Phyllis triangle and wanted them all to go their separate ways. With that said, I never wanted to see Phyllis go back to the land of boring and be with Jack. Lack of chemistry was never a problem with Nick and Phyllis, and still isn't, judging from their close encounter this week. Since the Diane character needs saving, I suggest that Phyllis find out about Diane and Nick and we sit back and watch the fireworks. Oh yeah!
Sharon getting in Phyllis's face made for a great scene as always - I find feisty Sharon so entertaining to watch.
The Whiny Heiress.
I found myself missing feisty Abby this week. The character seemed to be doing a fair bit of whining about daddy's choice in women and the bad press from the lawsuit. Speaking of the lawsuit and feisty women - give that Leslie Michaelson some more screen time - she rocks the attitude in every scene!
Took a licking and kept on ticking!
Nick grew a pair this week! It was refreshing to see him take the blast Victor delivered and still remain steadfast. I got a bit of an adrenaline rush watching Victor let loose on him - intimidating! Anyway, Victor has no scruples, and evidently doesn't care about anything beyond the company and winning, hence the deal with Adam. I see turning to Adam for help as a low-point for Victor. Storyline-wise, it really is an awesome tangled web they're all in now - huge and far-reaching fallout indeed! What is your opinion on Victor cutting a deal with Adam to save his company? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Deal With The Devil.
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- Candace Young