The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of August 15 – 19:
I’m truly all over the place this week with likes and dislikes. The Diane murder continues to drive most of the story, with other storylines wafting in and out. The drought continues in the romance department as well. Check out my thoughts:
I don’t understand Ronan’s extreme animosity toward Nina, especially considering they were getting along before the liver transplant. I’d love an explanation.
Let’s twist again.
For the most part I’m still enjoying the Diane murder mystery. The emotional stuff with Jack and Kyle was good at the beginning of the week, and I quite like the awkward off-shoots that have developed from the situation such as Abby and Ashley going at it again over Tucker. For some reason I loved it when Ashley finally told Abby to stop obsessing over her life and go straighten out her own – one of those very satisfying moments. The Ashley/Nick and Phyllis/Deacon scenes have been unexpected and entertaining. We get the heat of Phyllis and Nick without having to settle into a rut, the banter of Phyllis and Deacon, as well as the peculiar pairing of Nick and Ashley, who have been thrown together due to circumstance. Keep the twists coming!
It’s looking more and more like Avery has some kind of chip on her shoulder, and possibly an agenda. Why didn’t she come back to the jail to meet with Phyllis? Does she have a connection to Adam? Is the last name ‘Clark’ indicative of a connection to Sharon’s rapist, Matt Clark? Why was she flustered and late to the meeting with Sharon and Sam earlier in the week? Lots of clues that something is up with her, and I can’t wait to find out what it is!
Bring sexy back.
As for the aforementioned Sam, they really do need to address the issue of him being such a sap. Who decides to leave their home and business to sit around in the state pen all day with a ‘friend’? “Y&R” needs to sexy this man up stat. Maybe he’ll become more interesting now that he’s shown up on Victoria’s doorstep.
One of my favorite duos were face-to-face again this week after spending time apart. I'm referring to Phyllis and Sharon of course. Their snarky scenes are as delicious as, well, a big ol' spoon o' bitch pie!
I loved seeing Gloria back this week as I miss her doses of 'zany' when she's gone too long. Of course she drove sad sack son, Kevin, right out of Gloworm and over to Daniel's strange little birthday gathering at Jimmy's Bar. The scenes weren't horrible, but as usual, the karaoke bit came across as cheesy and awkward. Eden's jealousy of Hunter's closeness to Noah didn't do a thing to get me excited about what's to come - Daniel's observation that Eden has 'grown up' was much more intriguing. There are a few reasons why Daniel shouldn't be with Lily - and she gave him another one in the suite at the Club this week - so I wouldn't mind seeing an Eden/Daniel pairing explored.
I don't trust you.
As for the Cane/Lily drama, I totally understand her not handing the twins over to him for the weekend, but don't get her aversion to supervised visitation - she's being especially 'Neil-ish' about this, and I hope Cane gets fed up and fights back a bit. What's your stance on the issue of Cane and the twins? Let Soaps.com know by voting in The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: The Babies.
Finally something twigged to up my interest in Colin and Genevieve - the truly twisted nature of their relationship was revealed! It's interesting that he's not completely in control of his feelings where she's concerned, and I loved seeing her hightail it over to Gloworm to let Jill know they had slept together. Meow! I also liked the fact that Cane got his foot back in the door with Jill this week - easing him back in is exactly the right way to go.
I like to see the nurturing side of Tucker that he shows with Sofia. However, I think his stubborn streak - not letting Sofia read over the paperwork Katherine dropped off - will cost him Jabot. In related story, I'm excited to see who Tucker's son will turn out to be!
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- Candace Young