The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of July 18 – 22:
“Y&R” had a weird feel for me this week with a ‘downer’ vibe that doesn’t suit me for summertime. Bring on the pool parties, please! Here’s how it looked from here:
Are you buying this?
The Jabot launch, disappointingly, was a yawn from start to finish. Usually I love a gathering, but there was nothing happening that really intrigued me. Even Abby finding out that Ashley had married Tucker was a ‘so what’ moment.
Time to walk away.
How nasty is it for Victor to run over to Victoria’s and pretend to be supportive when he’s actually fanning the flames of her troubles with Billy behind her back – nice father. That said, I don’t feel sorry for Victoria this time around – she should never have run back to Victor after the way he’s behaved toward her and Billy in the past, it’s hypocritical. Nikki needs to come back and give everyone a reality check.
The naked truth.
Abby confessing to Tucker made for an interesting scene – especially since she asked him about Diane again. I feel like there was an unspoken understanding occurring between them as they agreed to move on.
The best scenes of the week happened in Jimmy’s Bar. I love the dynamic between Cane and Billy. Billy realized in short order that Cane was going to deal with him straight up. I also loved Cane and Chloe’s frank discussion at Jimmy’s – once again, they cut through the crap and came to an understanding. I’ve been saying that Cane needs someone to talk to, and now he has that in Chloe. With their history, this is doubly delicious.
I can’t do this anymore.
Victoria got my ‘slap of the week’ in the last Restless Rant, and nothing improved this week as she walked out on her husband while he was in the hospital, saying she couldn’t do this anymore since she was no longer laughing – what happened to ‘for better or worse’? If Victoria had stood by him and asked him to stay in their home after they lost Lucy, he probably wouldn’t even be in this position. He got a wake-up call from Chloe, now he needs support to get back on track.
The way the Abbotts are rallying around Billy is exactly what his wife should be doing – loving him when he needs it most and seems to deserve it least. I’m done with Victoria as one half of a great love story – she’s a fair weather partner. What is your opinion on Victoria's decision regarding her marriage? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Victoria’s Decision.
You are like him...
Thumbs up for the Abbott family acting like Abbotts – love this! I enjoyed the scenes with Ashley giving Billy their father’s ring for his birthday, and Jack rambling on about Jabot’s projected sales – his enthusiasm was kind of endearing. I also can’t wait to see what happens now that Ashley’s asked Tucker about his son.
Holding something back.
I wish ‘humble hero’ Sam would do as Sharon keeps asking and just go back to the farm. There was never enough chemistry between them to make Sam a viable player in a triangle, and frankly, he’s a rather boring (and now self-righteous) character. I feel resistant to being force-fed Adam and Sam as rivals, and, once again, find myself wondering what this character is doing hanging around in Genoa City (a la Colin and Genevieve). The Sharon show pinged all over the place this week and the constant comings and goings from the interrogation room became irritating. There have been interesting twists in this tale, but I just didn’t feel as drawn in as I did last week. Adam and Phyllis’s exchange made for good viewing though – I do like the fact that she is the one to get the goods on him. I also love seeing Leslie do her thing – give this character a big story!
I don’t much care what happens to Kyle, but I was disappointed to see Diane sink even lower by playing fast and loose with custody of her son. Even if Diane has an eleventh hour rally by trying to use the information Deacon gave her on Abby to blackmail Victor, so many disappointing things have gone on with this character, who could have been such a strong main player, that it just frustrates me.
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- Candace Young