The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of June 13 – 17:
I wasn’t as excited about “Y&R” this week as I have been, but it was still solid. I feel like having a little rant about being jolted from one story to another – it’s like bumper cars – the story hits a climax and then things change direction and the characters aren’t seen for a few days, or even longer. I’d rather see stories featured every other day or something, just to maintain momentum and continuity – personal preference. Here are my thoughts on the plots:
Thunder from Down Under.
After all is said and done, I feel like the Cane/Genevieve/Colin storyline didn’t live up to the hype. I’ve wondered if it’s because viewers found out ahead of time that Caleb was Cane, thus watering down the impact of the reveal, but really, it may just have been too unbelievable, and too centered on characters we don’t know well enough to care about. I’ve found Colin’s reactions to everything that’s happened way too understated – if he doesn’t care, why should we? Genevieve, who, initially, seemed very intriguing, is just coming off as a nutter. Meh. As for Cane and Lily, they’ve had the same argument about his ‘lies’ numerous times before – talk about old and moldy. I would have liked to see Lily have more of a ‘pure love’ moment of relief and joy over Cane being alive before the implications of what he had done sunk in. I did enjoy the scene between Lily and Jill, who connected over being duped by their men. The storyline had great potential – maybe if it had played out differently it wouldn’t have fallen flat. On another note, although I wasn’t feeling Genevieve and Jack at week’s end, it was a nice wink-wink to Daytime fans to have Genevieve and Jeffery share a scene – the actors used to play married couple Laura and Scotty on “General Hospital.”
Who’s the dad?
Sofia will be playing this tune in no time, thanks to the unexpected news delivered by Olivia this week. I love watching Olivia deliver grim news – she keeps an even tone but exudes disapproval at the same time. Hehe. As for the storyline, it’s a bit stale, but I’m still looking forward to seeing everyone’s reaction when the truth comes out. I wonder if Olivia’s role in the cover-up will be exposed?
Doling out advice.
Thank goodness we have John Abbott’s ghost available to roll on in and straighten everyone out once in a while. It’s always refreshing to have a character tell the other characters exactly what you’ve been yelling at them through the television screen for weeks. It was particularly good that his interaction with Katherine helped provide some semblance of explanation for her behavior of late. I was disappointed, however, that he didn’t say anything to her about her treatment of Ashley. Anyway, two thumbs up – seeing John gives me warm fuzzies and reminds me of the good old days.
It got ugly.
How did it go so wrong? That’s what I was left thinking after this week’s installment of the Baby Lucy story. This storyline oozed with potential, emotion, and drama every step of the way - until it stopped making any sense. Phyllis’s ‘quest’ became downright bizarre – she insists that she’s doing all this for Daniel, yet it’s at the expense of her relationship with Daniel. She insists that Daniel doesn’t know what he wants – but he’s not 16, he’s an adult. Phyllis claims to love Lucy, yet brings Daisy back into her life? Huh? What court in any land would bounce a baby around as much as the one in Genoa City? What court would give custody to an inmate and a grandmother who isn’t even supporting and respecting her own son? Agh. This storyline has just tanked for me despite some really great acting and intense scenes between the likes of Phyllis and Michael, and Phyllis and Daniel. Another nice point was getting to see Leslie in action in court – thanks for that. Oh, and Daisy having to wear that dress – funny.
It won’t be pretty.
Victor’s revenge on Adam, Diane, and Jack won’t be pretty, I’m sure. In the meantime, it was pretty entertaining watching The Mustache get the wool pulled over his eyes, and it will be equally amusing to see Victor deal with Jack and Adam as major shareholders in Newman Enterprises – a little bit of cosmic justice for some of Victor’s dirty deeds that have gone unpunished. I also enjoyed the scene where Nick showed up in confrontation mode and Adam shut him down – these two guys have great chemistry as brothers, rivals, etc.
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- Candace Young