Restless Rant
Week of July 4 – 8:

It was a bit of a weird week of “The Young and the Restless.” The good news is that it ended with an excellent cliffhanger episode on Friday that totally left me wanting to tune in Monday. Check out my thoughts on the storylines:

No fireworks on the 4th of July.
I certainly enjoyed seeing some of Sharon’s flashbacks on Monday’s episode (I always forget that they don’t just look younger, they sound younger too!), but on the whole I didn’t really see the point of it, especially since she tore up the darn letter at the end anyway. I would have much rather seen a 4th of July gathering.

Noah and his women.
Noah and NuEden bored the socks off me this week. I don’t feel much connection, and wondered why Noah said he went to New York so she would be comfortable being in Genoa City – who does that? Meh. As for Hunter, I can’t really muster up any enthusiasm for her either – she just came from nowhere and seems sort of insecure and off-the-wall. Hopefully something clicks with the summer youth contingent, but personally I’d rather watch Noah interact with Abby or the adults.

Trailer bailer.
This stuff with Billy lately isn’t working for me. I’ll be interested to see where it’s going.

The bored meeting.
The Newman Enterprises board meeting was only mildly interesting. There was a bit of a spark there when Adam got Victor’s ire up, but that was it. Seeing Victoria do the ‘daddy’s girl’ thing for the umpteenth time doesn’t thrill me – I was glad to see Nick call her out on how hugely hypocritical she’s being.

Restless, but no style.
I was up for Nick and Phyllis having another go at Restless Style, and enjoyed the conflict it created with Billy and Victoria, but I was surprised that the first thing they wanted to do was get back to slinging dirt about Adam and Sharon for the millionth time. It’s a wonder this rag hasn’t gone under – no matter who runs it, all it’s used for is to address personal vendettas month after month! Not only is going after Adam getting old, but it’s a fashion magazine, not a tabloid. What I wasn’t surprised about was the desk sex – although it happened a little sooner than I might have predicted.

Digging Diane.
Although the idea that Adam would have left Diane in his suite with his open laptop is ludicrous to begin with, my interest was piqued by Diane snooping in his emails and following up with the paparazzi guy. What I don’t understand, yet, is why Deacon would want to team up with Diane, or more importantly, why they seem to be coming up with fabulous material for Diane now that she’s on her way out. Should “Y&R” find a way to keep Diane? Let us know your opinion by voting in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Keep Diane?