The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of May 16 – 20:
Tons of great hospital drama this week! I looked forward to every episode of “Y&R” for the past five days. Here are my raves, observations, and gripes:
The Baby Lucy storyline remained in low gear this week, but I have to say that I love how the writers keep weaving a certain thread through this story – despite his protests that he’s not interested in being a father, and the opinion of some that he’s not good father material, that is exactly what Daniel has been ever since he realized Lucy was his daughter. I totally trust him to do the right thing where she’s concerned, whereas the rest of them are behaving like emotional loose cannons. I’d still like to see Lucy land with Billy and Vikki, but Daniel’s understated care and concern for his child gives the story great depth.
If I asked my Ouija board to describe the Kevin and Chloe pairing it might spell out ‘boring’ or ‘dud’ – if it was being diplomatic. Honestly, Chloe has 100% more fire arguing with Billy than she has with Kevin in their most ‘passionate’ moments. Kevin and Chloe’s conversation about Jana this week just made me sad that such a great match for him is no longer an option. As for Chloe, she needs a new guy and a great storyline.
The Tramp and the Hypocrite.
Diane. Victor. Truer words were never spoken. That is all.
Operation Head Explode.
Back to the drawing board, Adam! Watching Diane and Adam try to outwit Victor should make for an entertaining match up. Bring on the popcorn – I cannot wait to see what plan Adam will come up with to get into that house!
The boring barn.
What is Sharon doing messing around with stray lambs, dogs, and kids when she has children at home who need to know she didn't kill herself? What happened to Phyllis's video evidence that would clear Sharon? Why is such a good-looking veterinarian single? Sigh. Too many questions and not enough action. I've found most of the barn scenes too low-key, but I do get a kick out of how hard Sam tries to get Sharon 'up to the house'.
The car crash storyline is a soapy dream come true. Katherine's emotional scenes have been brilliant as always. I was really happy to see them address Traci's feelings about being in the hospital, and was equally glad that Abby confessed about the set-up before the week was out. I wanted to smack Jack for bleating on about Jabot every chance he got, but it will be interesting to see what Katherine will do business-wise now that she's in control. I would imagine her beloved John Abbott would turn in his grave if she let Victor get his hands on Jabot. Anyway, as if this storyline wasn't juicy enough we got a bonus at week's end - Tucker has a son! Love!
The game has begun.
My head is spinning from the developments in Lily's storyline this week - not that it was unexpected that Colin was out to get the babies - but it was shivers-up-your-spine creepy when he confirmed it to none other than the Cane look-a-like, who I'm now thinking must be a previously unmentioned twin brother. But if that's true, why doesn't Lily realize he's not her beloved Cane? Hmm. So, it's shaping up to be another dark, dramatic storyline. What did you think of the reveal of Colin's intentions? Let us know by casting a vote in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Steps From The Nuthouse.
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- Candace Young