The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of August 29 – September 2:
Well it’s been storyline bumper cars this week as we careened away from Diane’s murder case, the Phyllis/Avery reveal, and Sharon’s retrial, and lurched back into the Sofia pregnancy drama and smack into the reveal of Tucker’s son. Let’s take a look at the highlights.
Cane’s abrupt decision to leave made for a moving little scene with Lily and the twins at the airport. I was definitely drawn into the moment and got a lump in my throat. What puzzled me was her letting him caress her face and hold her, and then, presto, back at the house she’s cold toward him again – what? I had to giggle at her answering the door to Daniel and saying, “What can I do for you?” That is exactly the kind of tense, awkward thing people say in a situation like that. I can totally see Daniel ending up with Eden after this, since we all know Lily will go all self-righteous on his butt for talking to Neil. I don’t mind that idea – NuEden seems beyond Noah somehow. As for Cane, did he intentionally manipulate Lily as Genevieve is suggesting? Hmm…
Let’s get busy.
The workplace banter between Jack, Jill, and Genevieve has been pretty entertaining to watch, although some of the Jill/Genevieve stuff has had a cartoonish feel, since they’re rhyming off scripted insults over superficial things, rather than really addressing the meat of the issues between them – meaning Cane and Colin. Now that I’d like to see. Jack, as usual, is getting way too cocky where Jabot is concerned and is likely headed for a fall. Speaking of which, what ever happened to the big SEC trial that Victor kept threatening him with?
The Phyllis/Avery stuff has great potential. Phyllis’s cagey explanation to Michael about why she left home didn’t help enlighten us as to what really went on there – or explain why she bears such animosity toward Avery. Maybe she thinks Avery will bring the other family members into her orbit? Anyway, I’m glad that Michael and Phyllis are ‘on’ again – I had missed their friendship. Check out our very interesting chat with the actor who plays Phyllis’s blackmailer, Deacon, through Interview: The Young And The Restless’s Sean Kanan.
Who’s the daddy?
I was glad to see the Winters back on my screen this week, and they didn’t disappoint. The scene between Malcolm and Neil on the basketball court was especially powerful. The ferocity of Malcolm’s anger had me riveted – skeery! Of course, some feel Malcolm has no business being angry at Neil because he slept with Drucilla, but honestly, two wrongs don’t make a right, so I see where he’s coming from to an extent. After all the bad blood over the first incident, why would Neil, who thinks he’s so much better than Malcolm by the way, even entertain the idea of doing what he did? And thanks to Lily for telling Sofia to get her strength back – she’s going to need it to deal with Hothead and Self-Righteous Man.
That sinking feeling.
I enjoyed the cameo by Pamela Desbarres as Lollipop in the Tucker’s son storyline, but I had a sinking feeling ever since I saw the previews for Devon and Tucker locking horns that Devon would turn out to be his long lost son, and it proved to be true. Honestly, Devon has never been written as a very exciting character, and so the reveal had an anti-climactic feeling. If it starts out like that, how good can it get? I’m perfectly willing to see what develops, but I feel like there was an opportunity lost here for this to have been an explosive twist – imagine if his son had turned out to be someone like Nick Newman – the repercussions would have been enormous and widespread. Of course that would have been too much rewriting of history, but that was just an example to illustrate what a blip the Devon reveal is by comparison. Katherine keeping it a secret is predictable, and when it all comes out in the wash, she’ll have lost Tucker and Devon as well, because he’ll feel patronized knowing that she made him president of her new division because they’re related, not because she admired his talent. What do you think of Devon being Tucker’s son? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: He’s The Son.
Make me understand.
A million thanks to “Y&R” for putting Chloe back with Ronan, whom she’s had feelings for since they first slept together, and with whom she shares a great deal of chemistry. Ronan has this wounded look about him sometimes that makes you feel like he's not a bad guy. I can't wait to find out what's really going on with him. Heather and Nina moping all over town about Ronan were supreme downers this week, but I would like to see Ronan and Nina get back on the same page. Poor Delia! It’s always heart wrenching when a child is ill. I dislike being asked to accept things that don't make sense, so I don't get Chloe not having her phone on yesterday while with Ronan, or even checking her messages before she got home. She definitely has her issues, but is a good mom, so even if she thought Delia was safe with Esther it's not very believable.
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- Candace Young