The Young and The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of May 23 – 27:
It was another solid week for “Y&R” as May nears its end. Here are my thoughts, along with two snap polls for you this week – dive right in!
Order of protection.
Once again, I was puzzled by some of Katherine’s actions this week. Her pal John Abbott would be none too pleased at her treatment of Ashley. If she’s so concerned that Ashley might harm Tucker why doesn’t she just have the guard accompany her into the hospital room? Ashley was right to point out Katherine’s sudden overwhelming concern for Tucker when just last week she was plotting to ruin him. As for the business stuff, I understand why Katherine had to let Ashley go from Jabot, but in putting a halt to the purchase of Newman shares, it sure looks like she’s taking advantage of Tucker being incapacitated to help Victor out. Tucker having a son is proving to be a popular topic of speculation among viewers. Who do you think might be Tucker’s son? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Tucker’s Son.
It’s on your head.
I’m all for someone chewing out Heather, but I think Nina’s giving her a bit too much credit. Come to think of it, Heather is giving herself too much credit – she’s so sure Chance’s decision is all about her dumping him! Please. What surprised me was Nina’s frosty attitude toward Paul – usually they’d agree to disagree. Personally, I’d like to see Chance stick around and interact with Chloe, and Ronan when he returns, but at least we’re getting to see some more of Nina’s emotional reactions – such a treat to watch.
Come out and play.
The Lucy drama is certainly gathering steam again. The confrontations between Phyllis and Daniel, and Phyllis and Billy were awesome this week. In typical Phyllis fashion, she’s once again become her own worst enemy by getting herself fired and screwing herself out of any hope of gaining custody of Lucy by compromising the baby’s safety in a bid to get her own way. Phyllis always thinks she can control the outcome and out-psycho the psycho. It’s very entertaining stuff, but methinks she’s going to have her hands full dealing with everyone’s animosity, Daisy, and the monster she’s created named Lauren! As for Billy, I think he’s deluding himself if he thinks the illegal adoption issue is going to go away.
All I wanna’ do is have some fun…
How about that Diane suggesting to Adam that they have a little ‘fun’ while they plot against Victor? I love to see a character indulge in a good romp in the hay, but it’s kind of sad to see her throw herself at anything in trousers with a decent net worth. I was glad Adam turned her down (for her own sake!) and really enjoyed the scene where he opened up to her about his feelings for Sharon. I was so disappointed to hear that Maura West has been let go as Diane – so much potential lost, and so many other characters that should have bitten the dust before her – boo. Hopefully I’ll still get my Phyllis/Diane showdown over Nick before she goes.
Divide and conquer.
As always, I got perverse pleasure from seeing two sworn enemies team up to get a job done – and you know they will! It was slightly suspect that Doris would have decided she ‘needed’ Adam to help out, but I accepted it because I love the storyline possibilities. How sweet was the look on Victor’s face when he realized Nick was teaming up with Adam? He was actually rendered speechless for a quick sec! What do you think of Adam and Nick teaming up? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Divide And Conquer.
Down at the boring barn.
Zzz... Here's hoping the barn's going to be a whole lot less boring now that Adam and Nick are in the 'hood. If they don't find Sharon, I'm hoping Sam will man-up and take her to bed once and for all, because the scenes with the lamb and the kid are just beyond lackluster. On a pleasant note, it was great to see Sharon and Nick each remembering Cassie on the anniversary of her death, and Adam and Sharon recalling their Thanksgiving pasta primavera on the same day.
I got a kick out of Angelo planting a kiss on Gloria, and Jeffrey doing his shtick, but these scenes reinforced my dislike of Kevin and Chloe as a couple. All the costumes and wacky behavior in the world won't give Kevin and Chloe that intangible 'something' that Kevin shared with Jana, or give them back the zing they had as BFFs.
Paper bag lady.
As if Abby would show up at an AA meeting… As improbable as this scenario was, the resulting scenes with Nikki and Abby were worth it. Nikki then hightailing it over to Victor's was predictable, as was his typical hypocritical response - how dare Nikki suggest such a thing about Abby, yet it's fine for him to go and question Abby about it right afterward. Ack. In any case, Nikki followed up with another bit of 'hightailing it' after ordering a vodka tonic at the bar and then noticing she wasn’t alone. I loved the ensuing 'dirty little secret' scene with her swigging out of a bottle in a paper bag on a park bench while cursing Victor's name. Delish!
Let me go!
Wow, there was some fantastic reveals and drama in the Cane/Lily storyline this week. It became apparent that Caleb is really Cane, who is acting as his own evil twin to entrap Colin. At first I became suspicious that perhaps Cane was alive and he and Caleb were visiting Lily at different times, but then I twigged that the character was speaking differently to Colin (as Caleb) than he was to the woman in the bushes - and the light went on! Genie Francis made her much-anticipated debut as 'Mother', who will undoubtedly bring more twists to this tale. The big story, however, was Lily losing it. Kudos to the writers, including former "Y&R" writer, Tom Casiello (who has run off to join the WWE) for penning the full-out meltdown we've been wanting to see since the shots rang out on the steps of the church. And bravo to Christel Khalil who rocked Lily's scenes - she totally brought it!
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- Candace Young