The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of July 11 – 15:
Well, the week kicked off with the seriously irritating histrionics of that kid, Piper, as Sharon was placed under arrest. Things could only get better from there. Let’s take a look at the week.
Sorry isn’t good enough!
I turned on Monday’s episode full of anticipation for everyone’s reaction to the mind-blowing news that Sharon Newman was alive. Disturbingly, her loved ones barely blinked an eye when they found out – just another typical someone’s-back-from-the-dead day in Genoa City. They skipped right past the initial emotions you’d expect in this situation and went directly to anger, or speculation about what kept her away so long. Bizarre! Still, the police station scenes were entertaining – I was particularly drawn in by the confrontation between Nick and Sharon, in which Nick roared impressively and Sharon came off looking like a total doodlehead.
Back full of cutlery.
As for Adam and Sharon, whether a viewer likes or dislikes Adam, they know what it takes for a person like him to love, and to make himself completely vulnerable to another human being, so when he rushed to the police station and professed his love and devotion to Sharon, only to realize in the next beat that she’d been with someone else, it made for a huge emotional impact. Whether devastated for him, or relishing his pain, I’m betting every viewer was riveted. As one would expect, he then ran off and did something stupid by tossing the memory card in the water. Let us know what you think about this act by voting in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Adam’s Actions.
What was she wearing?! Anyway, as Diane becomes more desperate and scrambly, she also becomes more entertaining. She held her own in exchanges with both Victor and Adam this week, but I have to say, if there’s anywhere in the world I wouldn’t want to be it’s caught between that rock and that hard place! Look out Diane!
Noah’s little harem.
Where are all the other young men in town? Noah needs some competition to make things interesting. Eden and Noah may have grown apart, but she was sizing up Hunter like her next meal when she saw her hugging Noah at Gloworm. During the past two weeks NuEden has grown on me – the more adult version of the character feels like a good fit. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for Hunter, whose purpose is still a mystery, and who has a younger vibe than the other two. It sounds like Paul William’s son, Ricky, may be headed for Genoa City, so perhaps Noah will find a buddy, or a rival, in him, and maybe we’ll even start seeing some new story for Paul, Nina, and Ronan, who is returning at some point as well.
New storyline please.
Another reason I’m glad NuEden is fitting in nicely is that it could lead to Lauren and Michael getting a new storyline of their own. I’m so over watching Michael do nothing but hold Victor’s hand and act as his chief minion.
Slap of the week.
Goes, once again, to Victoria. Sure it was nice of her to show up at court and give some flowery testimony on Billy’s behalf, but this dithering of hers is on my last nerve. She vowed to be there for her husband in good times and in bad, not to run back to daddy! Billy spent the first months of their marriage bending over backwards to support her while she bemoaned her inability to have another baby, and she has not been there for him in the same way – she’s ready to cut and run at a moment’s notice. Girlfriend also needs to wake up where her father is concerned – if she’d stopped to consider for one moment why Victor is getting phone updates on Billy, maybe she would have twigged that it's because he’s the one behind Billy’s arrest. Gah! As for Victor, he needs rehab as much as Nikki does – Meddler’s Anonymous – he just can’t stop!
I know you’re worried about him.
These were Katherine’s words to Chloe about Billy, and they rang true for me. Many feel she was too tough on him when he went to see Delia on Friday – and in the moment it seemed that way - but I think the bigger picture is that Chloe knows he needs a huge wake-up call, and if she falls prey to his puppy dog eyes and gives him leeway every time he shows up on the doorstep, there will be no incentive for him to clean up his act. Tough love!
Genevieve intrigues Jack because she mentions she once worked in his industry – zzzzzzz. Colin antagonizes Jill at work while buying pantsuits – yawn. Lily goes off on Colin – awesome; brought her to life. Cane working at Jimmy’s Bar – love it.
I might be the father.
I loved the reactions to Neil’s revelation that he might be the father of his brother’s wife’s baby! Haha! Daniel wonders how they can be in the same room together, Lily’s disgusted and in shock, and Devon asks, “So, what now?” So dysfunctional, and so funny. Love!
I won’t drop my dress.
Umm…I think this is one occasion where Abby should have dropped her dress. The Jabot product launch was a huge snore. Even Tucker walking in at the eleventh hour didn’t do much for me. It seems like he came out of the coma in a big snit!
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