The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of September 5 – 9:
It’s a short week, but not a short rant. I’ve no major complaints other than the Diane murder mystery being totally dropped. Everyone’s gone from being completely consumed by it, to not even mentioning it – too unrealistic. Here are my thoughts on the week:
So Sam’s fixing Victoria’s water heater…wonder what he’ll be fixing next? I feel a pull between these two – more than I ever did between him and Sharon – and thought it was sweet how he showed up with a dog that was conveniently too big for his apartment – just what she needed, even if she didn’t realize it herself. Of course they’ll probably never hook-up given Billy’s imminent return, but I’m genuinely enjoying their dynamic.
Down ‘n’ dirty.
Speaking of Billy, it looks like he’s hit rock bottom – and has literally just woken up there. How much do you want to bet the first thing he sees when he focuses is the smug mug of The Mustache?
At least they’re starting to mention Nikki a little more often. I’m truly missing her – she’s an integral part of “Y&R.”
The goings-on at Sharon’s re-trial promise to be entertaining, but really, they might as well just let her go free with Heather prosecuting; Avery’s already running rings around her. It was big of Victor to decide to ‘tell all’ to save Sharon now that she’s on her second trial. If he’d told the whole story in her first trial she wouldn’t be in this position.
Avery may be together when it comes to the courtroom, but she seems to be more erratic when it comes to Phyllis. It appears they share a tendency toward being edgy and temperamental. I’m interested to see how Phyllis’s blooper – exposing her secret to Nick – will affect her and Nick now that they’re flirting with togetherness again. By the way, I hope they explain Avery and Phyllis’s family back story soon – what’s so terrible?
Considering Nina slobbed around all last week crying and lamenting over her lack of a relationship with Ronan, it was beyond bizarre to see how mean she treated him when he showed up on her doorstep. I can see her being disappointed that he wasn’t there to talk to her, but why attack him? This was her big chance to connect with him and she chose to alienate him more instead - didn't make an ounce of sense.
The storyline involving Delia may be a fairly common plot device in soaps, but I’m enjoying the heart-wrenching drama nonetheless. Chloe’s misstep in turning off her phone while she was with Ronan puts her on slightly more equal footing with Billy, so I’m looking forward to some powerful scenes between them when he returns. I've also been digging her scenes with Victoria, and with Kevin, who happily, is acting like a BFF again. Ronan crushing on Chloe and trying to be supportive is showing a sweet, bumbling side to him that contrasts amazingly with his broody, edgy side - good stuff.
The man I love.
I was glad to see Ashley reconcile with Tucker – a spot of romance and happiness is always welcome.
Who killed Diane?
It seems no one much cares anymore. Ronan has spent the week focusing on his love life and Paul took time out to solve the mystery of Tucker’s long lost son. Suddenly there are no more whispered conversations, hush-hush meetings, or even any mention of the murder case. Odd writing.
Keeping the secret.
Katherine has more than enough life experience and smarts to know that keeping this secret can only backfire on her. Tucker will resent her more than ever for withholding this information, and Devon will be humiliated to find out that she gave him a job because she’s his grandmother, not because he’s a great music producer. Now that Jill knows about the changes to the will, and Tucker and Devon conveniently found out that they share a rare blood type, it’s only a matter of time before the stuff hits the fan. Do you think Katherine is doing the right thing by keeping this secret? Should she have told Devon and let him decide whether to tell Tucker? Let us know your opinion by casting a vote in Soaps.com’s The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: The Secret.
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- Candace Young