The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of June 20 – 24:
There were some questionable happenings on “The Young and the Restless” this week, but still plenty of intrigue. Let’s take a look:
Baby Lucy fallout.
This storyline has lost its luster for me somewhat since Phyllis brought Daisy back into the baby’s life. Before that I could sympathize with both sides and felt torn. Phyllis has first-hand knowledge of how dangerous and psycho Daisy can be, so it just got too unbelievable when she teamed up with her. Speaking of unrealistic, how about Billy packing up, leaving, and taking up drinking and gambling again within two seconds of the court ruling! Then there’s Chloe running around the edges of this storyline waffling over her custody suit. The premise of her relationship with Billy has always been that she accepts him for who he is and understands him, so none of that makes sense. The good news is that the acting continues to be fabulous regardless of the material, and some of the scenes have been awesome – loved Kevin sitting down for a beer with Billy! Victor swooping in to play hero with Victoria is so typical, but I had to wonder why he’s been so powerless throughout this custody battle – what happened to the good old days when he could buy off a judge with a single phone call?
It was so nice to feel like I know Katherine again this week! It was a classic feel-good scenario when she offered Jack the CEO position at Jabot. In fact, it was great seeing him not only get his dad’s company back, but enjoy his moment in the sun after buying up all those Newman shares. Of course we know he’ll screw it all up sooner rather than later, but there’s nothing like some Smilin’ Jack to make a “Y&R” viewer’s week.
Seat on the board…or not.
I’m still loving the cat-and-mouse business intrigue. It’s intense watching Adam and Victor spar. The scenes are so well done with the calculated verbal potshots and knowing grins. I was a little taken aback by Victor throwing the chair out the window, however. Not only could he have killed a pedestrian (!) but also it clearly illustrated that Adam had succeeded in rattling him – surprising that he would give him the satisfaction of knowing just how much. Diane has also been a treat in all this – love watching her facial expressions as she tries to hold her own in this rather high stakes game she’s gotten herself involved in!
It was a mistake.
Yes, the Sofia/Malcolm/Neil who’s the daddy drama is full of clichés and feels old and tired, yet if I’m being honest, I was drawn in to the ‘reveal’ moments. How can you not want to see their reactions? I knew Malcolm would have a go at Neil!
Transplants from Oz.
I enjoyed some of the scenes with oh-so-dramatic Genevieve and her cocky counterpart, Colin, this week, but I’m torn over whether they should stay or go. She’s loony and he’s creepy, and I just don’t care about their ‘stuff’ the way I do with other characters, but that could change. I do want to believe Colin when he says he loves Jill, but he threatened to kill her at one point, and was about to ditch her for good a week ago, so I really don’t want to see her go back to him. Cane will have enough of a battle getting back into people’s good graces without his parents making matters worse. Speaking of which, does anyone else think it’s about time someone (anyone!) decided to see things from Cane’s point of view? He needs an ally. Do you think Colin and Genevieve should stay in Genoa City? Let us know by casting a vote in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Stay Or Go?
Who knew Jimmy's Bar would become a popular hotspot again! Daniel and Lily were fun as supportive buddies. Left me wondering if the exes will go down a romantic road again, especially since Daniel doesn't want to be a dad and Lily has twin babies...
Barn, baby, barn.
Sam certainly has potential for sexiness, but his kiss with Sharon didn’t really do much for me. When they kissed, instead of being drawn into the passion of it all, I was busy marveling that he’d finally gotten up the nerve. Then I found myself wondering why he even wanted to kiss her after she was so irritable toward him earlier – like it’s his fault Piper’s father is a U.S. Marshal or that she needed stitches! Yeesh! After the kiss they were just awkward. I guess we’ll need to see them hit the hay (ha!) together to really find out how much chemistry they share. At this point, the most interesting aspect of this is the reactions it will bring about back home. When Adam finds out Sharon stayed away on purpose and became involved with another man, he’ll be emotionally shredded, and he’s bound to act out. Nick and Adam could also end up on the same side with regard to her deception, and there is also Noah’s reaction to consider – plenty of potential storyline-wise.
Why did Abby try to kill me?
Aside from the silliness of Victor springing Ashley from jail just in time to see Tucker come out of his coma, this storyline has rolled on nicely this week. Abby’s emotional struggle has been particularly good viewing. I only hope it doesn’t take too long for the truth to come out – I know I’ll get frustrated if Ashley keeps up her charade for too long.
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- Candace Young