The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of August 22 – 26:
This week had a sluggish feel at times, but there were lots of juicy bits, and a strong Friday send-off for the weekend with the Phyllis/Avery stuff. Check out my thoughts on the week.
Snap to it.
The Diane murder mystery became decidedly draggy this week. Other than Ronan outwitting Ashley and Nick by taping them, the bit with Adam’s ring being chipped after the murder, and someone (Paul) finally realizing it would be a good idea to drag the creek, it was pretty slow. The side story with Deacon trying to blackmail Phyllis into dating him is a little weird, but somewhat entertaining because they share chemistry. On the whole, I feel like they should keep the pace of this storyline snappy or everyone’s going to lose interest since no one really believes any of the main characters killed her anyway.
Eyes and ears.
Heather totally irritated me by running to the D.A. and asking to be his ‘eyes and ears’ on Malloy. If you hate the guy so much, why bother? Also this week, how did Heather go from having to ‘prove herself’ working in a cubicle to having the last word on whether Adam should be allowed to leave town or not in one episode? One thing’s for sure, with Avery going up against Heather in Sharon’s new trial, Sharon’s chances just got a whole lot better!
Sharon’s revolving door.
Coming through Sharon’s personal prison revolving door this week was Adam – I think she called his emotions pretty right on – he’s tried to turn the love to hate. I had to wonder why Sam didn’t back her up and say there was nothing between them when he showed up – it was strange for him to stay silent, but the scene was probably devised to set up Adam’s renewed anger for the retrial. It was nice that Noah, Nick, and Faith all visited, since a suitable amount of time had passed for their anger toward her to thaw. Victor also continues to visit and hug on Sharon. It will be interesting to see if he’ll be asked to incriminate himself to save her in this new trial.
The Katherine and Tucker courtroom drama sure proved to have an intriguing twist. More importantly, this week we were able to see each character’s point-of-view which I appreciate so much as a viewer. Ashley’s ominous warning to Jack outside of the courtroom was great too – love the Abbott siblings! It was also nice to see Murphy – they should have him on screen more.
Get a room.
Is there no place to go in Genoa City other than the Athletic Club? Why would Lily even take Daniel to the place where she’d recreated Paris with Cane? I’m okay with Lily being estranged from Cane right now, and with her turning to someone who’s been there for her, but there’s no real overwhelming romantic feeling to the Daniel/Lily pairing, and it has a transient quality due to the looming unresolved issues between Lily and Cane.
Where are Neil, Sofia, and Malcolm? To me, their paternity storyline should be ongoing and featured a little more regularly. Obviously it will climax at some point, but how invested will we be by then?
I may never be ready.
Wow, Genevieve sure did a quick turnaround from telling Jack she ‘may never be ready’ to being good to go! It was just a matter of minutes once she’d purged her life story. I got a kick out of Jack resurrecting his inner playboy by showing up at her doorstep with a good bottle of champers and expecting to hit the sheets. I had to wonder, though, why it looked like Genevieve was falling asleep on his shoulder as they made their way upstairs – odd little pauses and poses happening in this love scene – and it’s not the first time I’ve noticed awkwardness in scenes like this – wish they looked more natural. The Jack/Genevieve/Colin/Jill scenes at Gloworm were quite entertaining, especially considering that Jack and Jill have a history as well. I’m still uncomfortable with the idea of Jill giving Colin another shot, however, and hope they take their time with this.
Story of the week.
The Phyllis/Avery connection has been the story of the week. We were drawn in from the moment we saw Phyllis exclaim at the sight of Avery’s photo on the laptop – what could possibly make Phyllis so upset? The revelation that Avery is Phyllis’s sister is certainly a twist on her history, and one that will have to be explained to those who have had relationships with her and never known her true background. Friday’s episode left me wondering what horrors Phyllis could have left behind. Good stuff! What do you think of the new development in Phyllis's life? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Phyllis’s Sister.
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- Candace Young