The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of June 27 – July 1:
It was a decent week of “Y&R” episodes, though decidedly low-key. Keep reading to hear my thoughts for the week and to find out why I thought the show hit a particularly low note with Friday’s cliffhanger episode.
I’m enjoying the twists in the Tucker storyline and here’s why – he was obviously very lucid upon waking from the coma and immediately recalled Abby being the driver, so I think that he instantly figured out that Ashley was covering for Abby after she told him she was the one driving, and everything he has done since has been in silent support of that. By marrying Ashley, he ensured that he wouldn’t have to testify against her, and by making it seem as though he is befuddled, he is further ensuring that his credibility would be in question even if Katherine (who heard him say Abby was driving) decided to push a case against Abby. Arguing with Katherine and alienating her, also ensures that she won’t pursue the truth. Of course, he could genuinely be having issues with understanding things, and with Katherine, but it will be interesting to see how it unravels.
Phyllis fans who have been having trouble getting on board with her recent actions were thrown a bit of a bone on Monday when she admitted that she can be like a pitbull, and showed some regret and vulnerability to Nick. I have to admit, it’s refreshing how they are keeping Nick and Phyllis in each other’s orbit without having them reunite for the millionth time. With regard to Lucy, though, I felt like Monday’s episode made it seem as though Phyllis might set things right, and then didn’t – meaning this baby is still in a strange home and faces yet another huge adjustment if Phyllis changes her mind down the road. As for Nick and Phyllis partnering at Restless Style again, it does seem questionable, but it will make for good viewing. Oh, and by the way, I’m still waiting for Phyllis to find out Nick slept with Diane before she leaves town – I so want to see the Phyllis/Diane and Phyllis/Nick fireworks!
Most frustrating character of the week – Victoria – who has no idea how to run her personal life and offers Billy less than half of the understanding and support he’s shown to her over the past months. Now, the spoiled princess is going back to work with daddy – in a sense it’s like she’s falling off the wagon as much as Billy. Gah.
Short trip to rehab.
Did Abby even spend the night? Although spiriting Abby away to rehab was classic Victor, it was also kind of dumb. How old is this chick? Anyway, she was there long enough to connect with NuEden, who will now follow her back to Genoa City and kick off the summer storyline for the young set surrounding Noah. I’m not particularly looking forward to it, but hope to be pleasantly surprised. I love Noah, but I also feel like the kid is written with the personality and energy of somebody’s grandfather a lot of the time.
Tag, you’re it.
I’m really into this storyline involving Victor/Adam/Jack/Diane all trying to out-connive and backstab one another. It makes for some really good confrontational scenes full of tension and one-liners. Diane is more interesting than ever, which figures since she’s on her way out. I also love the other characters being drawn in now such as Ashley, and even Noah, who has teamed up with Adam to help clear his mother’s name. This partnership makes Noah slightly more interesting, and has the added bonus of being something that will cause even more tension between Nick and Adam – delish! Stupid line of the week has to go to Noah in this storyline, though, when he asked Adam what good it would do to clear Sharon’s name since she’s already gone. Umm…so she doesn’t go down in history as a murderer!
I’ll see you around.
Genevieve is so not working for me as a love interest for Jack. I find this ‘mysterious’ bit she lays on with him to be immensely irritating as opposed to clever. Not feeling it! Bring back Dr. P.
My dog done died.
Really, "Y&R?" Like this storyline wasn’t already as dull as it gets, they had to make it even worse by reducing poor Sam to a caricature from a bad country song! Ack! (No offense intended to country songs in general.) Even the great acting couldn’t save these scenes from being groan-out-loud material. Viewers can thank their lucky stars that Sharon seems on the verge of moving into another phase of her storyline. By the way, did Sharon also borrow Pipers’s mother’s jewelry and new white bra and panties to go under that dress? And as one Soaps.com reader pointed out, how does Sharon have a perfect manicure? She works in a barn and won’t leave! What did you think of the Sharon and Sam Friday scenes? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s The Young and the Restless Snap Poll: Sharon and Sam Scenes.
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- Candace Young