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Week of April 4 – 8:
Although I’m still not wild about all of the current storylines, there’s no denying that things improved this week in Genoa City. There’s been plenty of tension, drama, and business intrigue, but there’s still slim pickins in the passion and romance department. Let’s take a look at the week:
Nutty as pecan pie.
I’m suddenly enjoying the downward spiral of Jana, who is obviously becoming more unhinged by the day. Pairing up Gloria and Chloe to antagonize Jana even further was an inspired choice – how funny was the scene at Jana’s door with Chloe thumping on Gloria’s faux baby bump! Wait until Billy discovers that Jana’s the one sniffing around his bank account and Primrose – he’ll be wishing he’d listened to Chloe in a big way. I’m not in any hurry for the Baby Lucy secret to be revealed, or for Chloe and Kevin to live happily ever after, so I’m riding this wave while it lasts.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Lauren and Michael, but are these two in desperate need of a vacation or what? I get them being pissed at Daisy escaping, but hoo-boy this is one cranky couple lately. Michael’s been tense for a while now – perhaps it’s all that kowtowing to Victor – and I don’t think Lauren has truly relaxed since her pre-cage days. It’s five o’clock somewhere – here’s hoping Lauren and Michael find their happy place again soon.
It will be interesting to see if Jack becomes a big business player again once the Newman IPO hits the streets, because at this point, he’s rating third behind hardcore GC moguls Tucker and Victor. Not only that, but Victor is making a side project of usurping his son Kyle’s attention. Adding insult to injury, Jack’s main squeeze seems to be more turned on by scoring a scoop than by scoring with him. Here’s hoping Jack has something up his sleeve…
What a tool!
I’d be seeing a therapist too if my biological father up and decided to get married in the same church where my husband was recently gunned down. Only a self-absorbed cad like NuMalcolm would even think of broaching an idea like this one. I wish Sofia had put her foot down and refused, but then she had her hands full dealing with Thing Two; self-important Neil, who assumed that after one night with him, she’d be ruined for other men. Yeesh! In any case, I think deep, deep down Neil wants Malcolm to know that he bedded his woman – it’s only a matter of time before it comes out…
Lily has been rocking an edgier new look lately that I really like, but she’s also been floating around town twinless and dazed. She snaps out of it long enough to listen to Daniel’s woes, but seems to be always waiting for that next ‘Cane fix’. I hope something new happens in this storyline soon – the random sightings will get old fast. As for the latest on Cane’s portrayer, Daniel Goddard, he told Soaps.com this week, “I am thrilled to be part of the “Y&R” family and am so grateful. I am a blessed man.”
Just a wee omission.
Colin opening up to his new wife, Jill, and telling her she has provided him with a 'safe harbor' after imparting new information on the death of his children, was quite a bonding moment on the surface, but methinks he left out a few things - such as the fact that he was responsible for the whole works! How Jill will ever deal with the truth about Colin, I don't know…
Cease and desist.
I dislike the direction they are going with Tucker - did he really call Katherine 'old woman' like Jill does when they're fighting? I feel like it's impossible to get a handle on this character - and not in a good way. Is he supposed to be Victor Lite now? Meh.
It's a set-up.
The set-up for a Victor/Nikki/Vance/Diane quadrangle was a tad obvious this week. From Ashley warning Diane that Victor is all about Nikki and will leave her, to Victor blaming Vance for muffing Sharon's trial, to Nikki being the only one Victor will express his feelings to - yeah, it's gonna' happen. Not only that, but Diane doesn't seem done with Nick. I will find it interesting to see how Victor uses his knowledge of Nick and Diane's tryst to manipulate her - remember, they don't know he saw them together at the tackhouse.
The Sharon Show.
It's felt a bit like "The Sharon Show" at times lately, but I will admit to enjoying some aspects of this tale, for example, the interactions in the courthouse and holding room made for good viewing; Adam and Victor's confrontation was just one that was snarky and delicious. I love it when the power of the dialogue and one-liners between characters is enough all on its own. There also seemed to be a lot of blame flying around this week, as everyone close to Sharon's case tried to figure out whether to blame Victor, Adam, or Sharon herself for the situation. Anyway, the great escape is now underway - who's up for a road trip? Tell us who you think is to blame for Sharon being in this mess by casting a vote in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Blame Game.
Daniel looked so sweet with Lucy this week - I think he's a natural father in spite of his assertions to the contrary…Phyllis versus Billy in a custody battle could bring some very powerful scenes…and last, but not least, hip, hip, hooray for a Heather-free week!
If you missed it, check out Soaps.com Chats With Michael Muhney to hear the actor's view of Adam's storyline.
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- Candace Young