The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of June 6 – 10:
We were treated to some sensational acting this week in all storylines, but a few of the storyline points were questionable. I will be interested to read comments this week from readers on whether or not they are enjoying latest twists. Here are my thoughts on the week:
Chaos in the courtroom.
Although I find it insane that Phyllis would think bringing back Daisy, who held Jana and Lauren captive in a cage/box, would be a solution to anything, I can appreciate the drama it creates. I enjoyed the quick, but effective adoption testimony scenes with Billy and Kevin talking to the judge, and loved the shocking entrance of Phyllis and Daisy. The ensuing confrontations were a treat – especially Phyllis/Daniel (though I would have liked to see him give it back a little), Lauren/Daisy/Phyllis, and Phyllis/Michael. What I didn’t appreciate so much is the unbelievable idea that the court would suddenly backtrack and award Phyllis visitation – why? My favorite part of the storyline came later in the week when Victor confronted Phyllis at Vikki’s – not only setting up a delish Victor/Phyllis showdown – but Victor uttering what were possibly the most hypocritical words in the history of the show when he accused Phyllis of being completely blinded by her own agenda! Hello, pot meet kettle!
I’ll get right on that…
Why are they only dusting off Leslie Michaelson and bringing her out when they need an attorney? She’s awesome, and she was dating Neil. Dropped threads like that are so annoying.
Tucker please wake up!
I love all the beats being played in this storyline – Ashley and Abby’s frustration with one another, Ashley and Jack discussing Jabot, and Sofia and Ashley commiserating about Katherine. Speaking of which, either Tucker needs to wake the hell up and straighten his mother out, or John Abbott’s ghost needs to put in an appearance from on high and have a word with his old friend because Katherine’s completely losing it! Selling John’s company to Victor? Never. Threatening to fire Sofia, someone who Tucker considers to be a daughter and his right hand? Boo. I don’t get this version of Katherine at all. Anyway, the whole accident issue could be put to rest if Genoa City’s crack team of police investigators had thought to test the blood on the airbag, but that would be no fun, would it?
Painted into a corner.
I can't think why "Y&R" would bring on a talent like Maura West, paint her character into a corner, and then drop her. Diane might as well help Adam dupe Victor - she has absolutely no options left, not to mention very little dignity or credibility. Diane had the potential to be a woman to be reckoned with, both as a strong female lead and a sparring partner for Phyllis, Nikki, Ashley, etc. In any case, I'm looking forward to seeing what she and Adam dish out for The Mustache - good fun.
I'm pretty much over the happenings at Sam's farm. Bad beer? Really? I was also disappointed that I didn't feel any real pull between Sharon and Sam when they hugged. I want and need more. As for seeing Adam - if that didn't snap Sharon into realizing that she should be in her 'real' life with her 'real' kids...
Wow, so what to say about all this? The closest thing to the truth is that I'm torn over this tale. I loved the high drama, the intensity shown by the characters, and the setting of the scene as the week rolled on. The storyline is a bit far out, though. Put it this way, I watched Friday's episode with two people who aren't regular viewers and felt ridiculous trying to explain the story to them. The more I tried to make it sound reasonable, the worse it got! Also, I was surprised to find that the much-anticipated face-to-face between Colin and Genevieve fell a bit short for me. I'm not sure if it was the dialogue, or that they just haven't been around long enough for me to care much what happens to them. In a nutshell, it was a great cliffhanger; full of suspense, but the story as a whole is a bit out there. What do you think about this storyline? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Aussie Antics.
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- Candace Young