The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of April 25 – 29:
“Y&R” turned in another solid week of drama. The Baby Lucy storyline, in particular, really blew up this week, and I wasn’t disappointed. It was the focal point of the show this week, so I’ll go in depth on it. Sharon, Adam, and the Newmans also had some stuff happening, so I’ll look at that, along with the Phyllis/Jack break-up. Here we go!
The truth about Baby Lucy.
First there was Jana’s giddy disbelief as she realized that Lucy was Daisy’s baby – played to perfection by departing Emily O’Brien. Then there was Daniel leveling with Billy and telling him the straight up truth at the church – excellent scenes! Jana hatched her plan and snatched the children.
The tension-filled scenes as Vikki and Billy realized that Jana had taken the kids kicked off the momentum. Is there anything better than watching word spread through Genoa City when something dramatic happens? I don’t think so. I loved the beats that were played throughout, such as the Jill and Nikki stuff, Billy’s terse comment to Victor, and Katherine having one of her infamous talks with God. Chloe’s emotional eruption at Vikki and Billy was great drama to watch, as were the fabulously acted scenes between Kevin and Jana as he realized the extent of her mental breakdown and worked to convince her to leave the kids safely at the church.
Abby learned that Daniel confided in Lily and she had a realistic reaction, but I thought her speech in the church about Lily being a woman of substance was odd and out of place. Once again, many other beats were played in this storyline – Chance was woven in as a support to Chloe (Heather who?), Phyllis, Lauren, and Michael had a pow-wow at the coffee house, and Billy and Chloe learned from Delia that Kevin was with Jana, which caused speculation about Kevin’s role in the kidnapping. I loved the supportive gathering at the Chancellor Estate – especially the bit with Katherine, Esther, and Jill crying and laughing together. Billy, of course, told his wife the truth, and Daniel came over to reassure her – very taut, emotional scenes. The shocker, however, was Jana locking Kevin in a closet. Who would ever have thought that would happen!
The search for Kevin began to take center stage, and brought about some interesting scenes with Michael and Jeffrey, as well as Michael and Angelo. Chloe's angst where Kevin is concerned doesn't interest me - I just don't like them as a couple, and this situation isn't doing anything to change that, in fact, it was Chloe and Chance that caught my attention this week. Also in this storyline, Kevin left a code on the security camera, Jana's Ouija board turned against her (NUTS!), and Phyllis figured out the truth about Lucy - which means the story is going to move right along into more conflict. I was a bit surprised they didn't drag that reveal out a little longer.
Wow. The emotional fallout began with a huge confrontation between Phyllis and Billy and Vikki, followed by tense, angry words between Daniel and Phyllis. Looks like things could get super messy, folks! What puzzles me is that I really don’t think Phyllis would have any legal say in what happens to the baby, so it will be interesting to see how the story will be told. Great drama though!
Sharon, Adam, and the Newmans.
Adam's speech in the church on Monday was riveting, and the reactions of the people he was directing his comments to only made it that much better. Awesome! This was followed up by more classic Adam as he offered the letters for his freedom. I was moved watching Noah read his letter from his mom. I loved the twist of Sharon having a codicil in her will that left Adam her house - smack dab in the middle of Victor's property. I'm sure it will lead to some tense run-ins between father and son, which is fine by me. Sharon, of course, is still down on the farm. I've seen a few complaints in the message board about this aspect of the story being 'boring', but I'm willing to let it build. The introduction of Piper came on Friday, but so far doesn't interest me much. I did, however, get a kick out of Sharon reading about herself on 'Faceplace' - nice touch.
I have to admit to being fine with Phyllis and Jack breaking up - I've never been a fan of these two as a romantic pairing, although I love their chemistry in scenes. It's also good that Nick and Phyllis's fling seems to be in the background for now. What would you like to see happen in Phyllis's love life next? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Phyllis's Love Life.
While the Neil/Sofia/Malcolm pregnancy storyline wasn't featured this week, you can check out Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Interview: Julia Pace Mitchell.
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- Candace Young