The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of September 12 – 16:
The herky-jerky pacing of the storylines is still getting to me. Casting issues aren’t helping matters. “Y&R” is developing a bit of a reputation for bringing in ‘known’ actors, and either jamming them into unsuitable roles, failing to write them quality material, or dropping them just as viewers warm to their character. This is proving to be an exercise in frustration for fans and is detrimental to the quality of the show when established characters and storylines are compromised as a result. Here are my notes on the week:
Who killed Diane?
I’m not sure who still cares. The momentum has faltered in this storyline. Threads have been dropped – like what happened to Deacon blackmailing Phyllis? Phyllis suddenly got a sister and neither Deacon or the murder case have been mentioned by her since. As for Abby, would she really be so quick to meddle in Ashley’s affairs again after the end result the last time? Tucker worships the ground Ashley walks on, and if Abby would stop jabbering and judging for five minutes she might realize that, and maybe could have avoided making a mess of things again. In any case, I’m not all that pumped up about the continuation of the murder mystery at this point, hopefully it will become more interesting again or just wrap-up.
Respect my leadership.
I actually enjoyed Jack getting one up on Katherine and Tucker, aka, The Bickersons, this week. It was a nice little twist, although Jack’s playing with fire if he teams with Tucker. I like the business intrigue, and look forward to Tucker finding out that Katherine’s been keeping the secret of Devon from him, because there’s bound to be an emotional and explosive confrontation between mother and son. I think it would be cool if it culminated with both of them letting their walls down.
No visitors please.
Sharon had two totally bizarre visits this week at the state pen. One was from Phyllis, who accused Sharon of sitting back and laughing at her for having her secrets revealed – this scene made no sense to me at all. The other was from Adam, who came to tell her about his eye surgery. The way Sharon reacted to his news seemed out-of-character for her, and I felt like it was a rather transparent set-up for Heather to be nicer to Adam than Sharon was, thereby affecting his testimony at the re-trial.
In the wine cellar.
It was surprising that Genevieve would go to all the trouble to make it look like Colin had run off with her, without giving any consideration to what Jack would think. Then again, Genevieve is slightly off the hinges, and her odd relationship/obsession with Colin does seem to take priority, so maybe it’s not so surprising after all. In any case, having Colin locked in with Gloria should prove to be entertaining. I also got a kick out of Jeffery trying to flirt with Jill in man-hating mode.
Paul’s coffee house reunion with grown son Ricky was somehow awkward – no other way to describe it. Ricky also ran into the sister he’d never met – Heather – who is working on the opposing side in Sharon’s case. It's notably strange that Paul, who is perfectly competent, let his son be raised by his grandparents out-of-state, but regardless, I’m looking forward to seeing what will develop with Ricky now that he's in Genoa City – he’s a cutie.
Who’s your daddy?
Lily may be Malcolm’s biological daughter, but she sure has a stubborn, self-righteous side just like Neil. Here's hoping her recent crabby demeanor is short-lived. That said, it was nice to see her talk with Delia, and to see Cane visit at the hospital as well.
Well, just like Kevin, I can’t wait to hear what Victor has on Billy. I don’t even want to think that Victor could sink so low as to keep Billy away from Delia at a time like this just so that he won’t run into Victoria. There has to be more to the story. The scene with Billy sneaking in to see Delia was a tearjerker. Do you think Victor is helping Billy or holding something over his head? Vote in Soaps.com's The Young and the Restless Snap Poll: What’s Victor Doing?
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- Candace Young