The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of August 8 – 12:
I’m still missing romance, and think it’s odd that we’ve seen nothing of the younger set frolicking poolside this summer, but the murder mystery continued to hold my interest this week. Not because I actually think any of the suspects killed Diane, but because the confrontations and twists have been stellar. I’m interested to see how the pieces will all fit. Here are my thoughts…
The suspect board.
Many readers want to know what’s up with the suspect board being in the middle of the police station for anyone who walks in to see – pretty bizarre! At least they’re covering it up with that handy dandy sheet now. Too funny. As for the murder mystery itself, it continues to enthrall. I really don’t think any of the suspects killed Diane (I still think it will prove to be Patty), but piecing together the events of the night is proving to be quite entertaining. Ronan, in particular, has been brilliant. He does ‘hard-nosed detective’ perfectly, yet we are still privy to his little frustrations and even vulnerabilities – like that dopey smile he got on his face when he first saw Chloe. He’s held his own in showdowns with Victor, and Adam, and the scene between him and Phyllis was nothing short of amazing – the one-liners were fabulous and the sexual tension was palpable. Scrumptious! Some points to ponder:
* Could Phyllis be the one calling Nick trying to find out what he’s keeping from her? I think maybe. She no sooner walked out the door of Restless Style when his phone rang again – made me go hmm… Also, I love the sidebar of her constantly seeing Nick and Ashley comforting each other. Read more about Ashley through Soaps.com Interviews The Young And The Restless’s Eileen Davidson.
* Deacon is so fun to watch when he’s this pleased with himself. I love how he talks to himself – this guy is his own best friend! However, it’s time for him to reveal what he knows – and what he wants – the lurking and taunting will get old fast.
* The key in Diane’s mouth/throat – could she have placed it in her mouth to keep it from Abby? That green and white dress had a lot going on, but no pockets.
* The Harvard ring imprint on Diane’s arm makes no sense to me. If someone grabbed her arm, the ring wouldn’t press against her flesh unless the ring was turned around the wrong way. By the way, I love that Kyle took Jack’s ring – nice twist.
So lucky to be with you.
If Lily and Daniel are pairing up, they’ve really got to stop ignoring the gigantic elephant in the room – Daniel gave up his own child because he doesn’t want to parent, and Lily has two kids! Could we at least discuss this please, people! It makes sense that Lily doesn’t trust Cane at this point, but I do think he should be able to see the kids. As for Cane’s nutty family, am I sensing a love/hate thing between Colin and Genevieve – why haven’t they divorced?
Speaking of Genevieve, what’s up with her showing up at Vikki’s door, gleaning information about Victor, finding him at the Club, and then pretending to run into him innocently? So creepy!
Everything is off-kilter about Billy’s story. Why would he tell Rafe to keep him updated about the appeal and then leave his phone on the plane? Why would he email and text his family, but not Victoria? Why leave his phone behind, only to get another one to text his family? Why would he lose the right to see Delia because he ran into her in the park? The writing makes no sense at all – Billy is told he cannot see Delia, and then they write Chloe as being angry that he didn’t come to see Delia? Huh? This mess needs a major fix.
Ding, dong, the relationship is dead...
Hooray! Of course I’m referring to Kevin and Chloe’s ill-fated attempt at forcing friendship to be something more. The demise of this relationship made me sad that Jana’s not around to pick up the pieces, but I’m excited about the possibility of a Chloe and Ronan pairing - except that Heather will no doubt return and get involved. I loved the scene with Chloe and Katherine eating chocolates after the break-up. I totally got Chloe’s tough love attempt at getting Billy to straighten up and fly right, and this conversation helped me to see that maybe Katherine also really believes she’s doing what’s right for Tucker. But what I loved best was that the scene pulled both characters out of the controversies they've been embroiled in and reminded us of who they are as women - flaws and all. Anyway, Kevin told Chloe he’s not her Mr. Right. Who do you think is the right man for Chloe? Let us know in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Chloe’s Cupid.
Out of control?
So, Katherine reveals that she does have a little agenda – she wants Jabot back. Aside from that, I’m starting to see that she truly thinks she is protecting Tucker from himself where his company is concerned, and her actions are making a tad more sense. One thing is for sure - he can’t run the company right now. Period. Maybe down the road he’ll be thanking her. As for her interfering in his marriage as a smokescreen – it certainly seems out of character, but I guess time will tell if she was right to look out for Jabot’s interests.
I get why Abby was upset about Tucker's confession, but disliked seeing her go right back into temper tantrum mode.
Wow, Genoa City’s become the custody battle capital of the world lately! It looks like the next one shaping up will be between Victor and Jack over Kyle, but this is one that should never take place. The scenes with Kyle and Jack have been very heartfelt and it will be a terrible shame on Victor if his ego leads him to drag that kid through more turmoil. Also, Michael needs to refuse to be a part of it.
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- Candace Young