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Week of May 30 – June 3:
Well, May sweeps have come and gone, and we still have some dandy storylines in the works! Here are my rants and raves for this week!
Cotton candy at the festival.
The scenes of Adam at the festival were the ‘cotton candy’ of the entire Sharon in New Mexico storyline – delicious and left you wishing you could have more. Honestly, the contrast between Sharon’s yawn-inducing scenes in the barn and the taut scenes of heightened awareness as she watched Adam at the fairgrounds was like night and day. Nothing against Sam, who I’m rooting for to turn out to be Tucker’s son, but he’s going to need something beyond polite country charm to compete in this storyline.
The Chance farewell barbecue scenes were great. The conversations and conflicts flowed together nicely, as they should at any Genoa City gathering, and the unexpected kiss between Chloe and Chance had more spark in five seconds than she’s shared with Kevin in five months. I always found Chance a little ‘dry’, but never had trouble feeling his chemistry with Chloe. We also said goodbye to Heather, who left for New York City. By the way, I never did buy the whole bit with Chloe wanting Heather to represent her in the custody case – just weird.
Big ol’ jet airliner…
I really enjoyed the snarky scenes between Nick and Diane on the plane ride home from New Mexico. It was no holds barred as Nick listed the men she’s slept with, accused her of being a golddigger, and confronted her about dumping him for his old man. Nice! It was only slightly odd that he turned up at her door later looking to have another go ’round in the sack. Adam walking in on them and leaving with a knowing grin was an added bonus – such delight in catching one of his family members in a compromising position.
It was an interesting week of reveals in the Cane/Lily storyline. It’s now crystal clear that Cane comes from the psycho family from hell. I spent part of the week wondering what ‘Mommy’ had over Cane to make him obey her and hurt Lily in the process, but the scene in which Genevieve pointed out to Cane that he had limited options proved to be an acceptable enough explanation – for now. It was good that Devon pointed out to Lily that she hadn’t ‘seen’ Cane since she checked into the sanitarium – she might want to think more about that. In any case, this all promises to blow up quite spectacularly!
Phyllis’s one-track mind where Lucy is concerned was on my last nerve. A few times this week I found myself amazed at Daniel’s restraint toward her. From the beginning, I’ve been able to see Phyllis’s point of view, even though I felt Lucy would be better off with Billy and Vikki. It’s her approach that niggles – especially crossing a line by luring Daisy back to town and endangering Lucy. It’s important to note that this is vintage Phyllis – she’s passionate about what she believes is right, and thinks she can control what she sets in motion, even though she often shoots herself in the foot in the process. It’s why she’s such a complex and colorful character!
Something tells me that with Billy noticing an online gambling site, Chloe making lots of references to how easily Billy slips back into being irresponsible, and Victoria blaming and bickering with Billy this week, all is not going to be coming up roses for this couple. Thoughts?
They tried to make me go to rehab…
It didn't take much convincing from Victor for Nikki to agree to head back to rehab. I'm sorry to hear that it might be a bit of an extended stay as Melody Thomas Scott mentioned on Twitter, since Nikki's been as entertaining as all get out lately. How great were the scenes of her showing up to AA drunk and proceeding to trash not only Deacon, but also the program itself? I loved Deacon approaching Victor determinedly on her behalf, and the ensuing tender scenes between Victor and Nikki, both in the park and in the rehab facility.
Speaking of Deacon, how about the idea of pairing him up with Abby next? She and Daniel have bitten the dust, and I think it would be interesting to see the two troubled misfit-type characters take on Genoa City's finest. They have certainly had some chemistry in their scenes, and I like his concern for her - ah, the bad boy with a heart. If nothing else he will be able to give her tips on surviving in the slammer now that she's realized she was the one who was driving the car. Would you like to see Deacon and Abby get together? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Abby and Deacon?
This week, once again, I thought Katherine was written uncharacteristically bitchy and unreasonable. I feel like this out-of-character behavior is plot-driven - simply to manufacture conflict. Katherine is typically the voice of reason (except when it comes to Jill), everyone's conscience, and a great supporter of those she's known and cared about her whole life. Katherine considered John Abbott to be her oldest and dearest friend and would never treat his children, whom she's known their entire lives, as she has Ashley. Pair that with the lack of feeling she's had historically for Tucker, and it makes even less sense. It would have been more true-to-character for her to be supportive of Ashley, and to fight with Jill about it or something. Anyone else have an opinion on this?
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- Candace Young