The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of February 28 – March 4:
I loved the twists and turns in the Victor/lawsuit storyline this week. My biggest issue is that the overall mood of the show continues to be a tad gloomy and doomy – just a few warm fuzzies amid the conflicts. Let’s take a look:
Do I really know you?
I was pretty glued to the screen when Ashley learned that Jack and Tucker were behind Abby suing Victor – good Abbott drama, and great Ashley/Tucker confrontation! Abby’s temper tantrum at the Abbott Mansion was also appreciated – I’d been missing her edge. I hope Ashley stays with Tucker when the dust settles. Although I’ll never understand that dalliance he had with Diane, I like him and Ash as a couple. Also interesting is the ramifications this revelation will have for Tucker and Katherine when she finds out his role in the lawsuit. Of course, this will happen just in time to mess things up now that they are starting to bond. Regardless of the ups and downs, I eat up every scene Katherine and Tucker are in together, and this week at the Club was no exception.
I got a kick out of Nikki moving Deacon lock, stock, and barrel into the Athletic Club after seeing the cockroach – wake-up call! Of course it was totally unbelievable that she would have hung out there for longer than five minutes in the first place. I’m wondering if anyone has worse luck trying to turn their fortunes around than Deacon Sharpe? I can see the writing on the wall where this couple is concerned. Perpetually caught-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place Deacon will bust Meggie out of jail to shut her up, and Victor, who has Meggie in his cross-hairs, will discover Deacon was responsible for her escape and lord it over Nikki. As per usual, Nikki will end up groveling at Victor’s feet. Ack! Anyone have a different theory?
The Duchess and the Governor.
Katherine messing with Jill via the Governor was kind of funny. While the Colin character is coming across as ‘reformed’, I’m afraid to like him, or him with Jill, given that he drove his own son into an early grave.
Ghost or ghoul?
Again, I find I’m wary of every move Colin makes toward Lily, and am still suspicious that he’s behind these Cane sightings. I simply can’t decide if he’s genuine in his desire to help Lily because he regrets so much, or if he’s plotting against her. It does make the scenes interesting to watch, trying to figure it out. By the way, isn’t it about time Lily finds that letter?
I wasn't expecting Ryder to return to town with information about Daisy's baby - this twist caught me off guard! This tie-in will make Jana's position as the nanny slightly more interesting and palatable; what will 'Scary Poppins' do when she realizes that the baby she is caring for is none other than the child that she was hoping would bring her and Kevin together? By week's end, as John Abbott appeared to tell Billy he was a terrific father, I began to see just how much this baby reveal is going to rip our hearts out.
I'm just so not into this bookie storyline. Jeff looks like a dolt, and so does Kevin. Adding insult to injury is the idea that Chloe would risk having her daughter taken away over this weak relationship with someone who should only ever have been a friend. Chance seems like he's come back with an edgier attitude - I think Chloe should give that another go! Anyone else? How do you feel about the bookie storyline? Let us know by casting a vote in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Bookie Schmookie.
Victor's change of heart.
Man, was that a long time coming! How totally ironic is it that an article written by 'that punk Billy Abbott' was what finally put this whole mess into perspective for Victor? Loved this twist! As for the lawsuit, my take on it is that Victor is to some extent reaping what he has sown in his children. They are behaving entitled because he raised them to believe they are entitled. He has told them time and again that Newman Enterprises is their legacy, not wanting them to work anywhere else, only to yank the 'carrot' away when they do something he disagrees with. The issue seems to be about addressing Victor's controlling and manipulative behavior - more so than about money or greed. In a way it's poignant, knowing what his control issues stem from, and the fact that none of them truly want this to be happening. In other lawsuit-related commentary - I love that Neil is stepping into the fray, and I'm puzzled by Michael being okay with so much of what is going on. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out, and what they all learn in the process.
Hold onto it, Sharon.
After going toe-to-toe with half of Genoa City this week (and holding her own), I was disappointed to see Sharon back to crying on Nick's shoulder - yawn. I'll be interested to see if Nick will admit he told Adam to leave.
One way ticket.
I really do get pulled into this whole 'Adam wanting to be a better man' stuff at times, and have to give the writers a nod for making inroads at trying to redeem this character. I think they have tried to showcase that he is his father's son in this storyline, and they've been fairly successful.
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- Candace Young