The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of March 28 – April 1:
Once again, I’ve found this week’s storylines rather ‘middle-of-the-road’. There is certainly nothing happening that could be classified as must-see TV. The Baby Lucy storyline continues to move along at a great pace, but others are dragging. The fabulous thing about “Y&R” is that there is always something to appreciate in each day’s episode. Let’s take a look:
I’m feeling a little weary of Nikki and her flask and Victor’s press conferences. The continued focus on Sharon’s troubles is also wearing a bit thin, although the wisecracking and banter between Phyllis and Adam in Thailand was a bright spot in the storyline this week. Sharon’s case also raises some questions, such as one asked by Soaps.com poster, Longhornsfan 79, in our message board, “How can the state of Wisconsin charge Sharon with a murder committed outside their jurisdiction in Hawaii?” Things that make you go hmm… Also, if Victor is so hell bent on clearing Sharon, why didn’t he simply order Koa and his camera to Genoa City? Did anyone else notice that the writers made a point of having Vance and Victor exchange barbs at the courthouse? A set-up for future rivalry over Nikki perhaps?
A ghost of a chance?
I’m still intrigued by the mystery of what’s going on with Lily’s ‘sightings’, and I still suspect Colin is behind some of the incidents and/or that Cane may actually be alive. That said, it seems to be taking a while for Lily to find Cane’s note, and the twists need to keep coming if this storyline is going to hold viewers’ interest. Lily’s conversation with Lauren about therapy was an example of how things can easily become dull and draggy. Don’t forget to read about the latest news related to this storyline, including an update on Daniel Goddard’s status, and the casting of Genie Francis as Cane’s mother.
Neil trumps Malcolm.
I got a kick out of Neil trumping Malcolm by giving Sofia the most heartfelt birthday gift, but I also found myself wondering what happened to Neil and Leslie – aren’t they supposed to be getting to know each other better? Let’s go there! As for Neil’s visit to Victoria – I thought he gave great advice, and as a longtime viewer I appreciated the nod to their past closeness.
Chloe's scene with Angelo was good this week. I also liked the way Kevin went a little 'psycho' and bluffed Angelo with threats. Unfortunately, there was no investment for me in Chloe and Kevin being able to be together, as I totally dislike them as a couple, so the end result had no impact. Interesting that Angelo depicted himself as a man who would never hurt a woman when he left Heather to die. By the way, did we ever figure out how Angelo got involved in Chance's case? He must be the only thug in town!
Chloe was also busy this week trying to convince some that Jana is coming unhinged. I suppose at some point, people are going to wish they had listened to her. It's only a matter of time before Jana finds Billy and Vikki's bank statement and realizes they adopted Lucy from Primrose. The question is, what will she do with the information? Though I'm not a fan of the direction Jana's character has been taken in since she was in captivity, I'm sorry to see Emily O'Brien go, and have been making a point of getting the most out of the Jana scenes we have left - such as the way she was eating Kevin up with her eyes as he worked on the list of numbers on Friday's episode - awesome. If you missed it, read Soaps.com's Exclusive Exit Interview with Emily O'Brien.
So, Heather doesn’t love Chance enough to ask him to stay in Genoa City. Heather's stilted stammering speech to Chance got on my last nerve. I don't even care whether or not she's lying to him to keep him safe, because it was never even believable that he fell in love with her. I wouldn't have thought it possible, but even Nina seemed boring this week sitting around talking about Heather. What are your thoughts about Heather telling Chance she doesn't love him the way he deserves to be loved? Let us know by casting a vote in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Not Enough.
Daniel takes a beating.
I love how the Baby Lucy tale continues to play out to perfection, but was sorry to see Daniel take such a beating from Michael and Lauren this week, who, though they have a point and it's all because they don't know the truth, came across a bit like bullies. I've actually had a hard time relating to Michael's character recently - ever since he seemed to be extra butt-kissy toward Victor during the lawsuit.
Overall, I'm on tenterhooks to see how the Baby Lucy story will unravel, and hoping the other storylines keep, or bump up, their momentum. My greatest wish right now is for one or two really great couples to root for - a reason to rush to the television set each day!
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- Candace Young