The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
What Angie wants...
While many can appreciate the comedy of screeching, gum-cracking Angelina pursuing Kevin, and of Angelo as the adoring dad, there's also a sense that these characters are out of place because they’re so cartoonish. Are you enjoying the Angelo/Angelina storyline? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's The Young And The Restless Snap Poll: Gangster’s Paradise?
The intrigue surrounding Billy trying to clear his name has definitely picked up. It’s pulling in a lot of characters – Cane, Kevin, Ronan, Jill and Victoria, who are off to Myanmar – and the yet to be explained Chelsea. Here’s hoping this reveal isn’t another disappointment – it had to be something huge to keep Billy away from his girls, right?
Like mother, like son?
Ricky is hard to read. He obviously feels like an outsider, but is he also a psycho like mom, Isabella? It was great that they brought Christine back this week to facilitate the flashback scenes of Isabella, given that some viewers don’t remember her, but when Christine attacked Ronan in his office it reminded viewers how annoyingly self-righteous this character can be.
Murphy and Chance were so handsome in their military uniforms! Chance’s scenes have been nice, but it's getting irksome watching him come and go – viewers can’t invest in him. Murphy urging Katherine to try again with Tucker was great.
Neil trying to strong-arm Sofia into dropping Tucker as the godfather got my goat. Why is Mr. Bossy Boots behaving this way? Two weeks ago he was advising Devon to keep an open mind about his new family – what happened to that? Thankfully, Sofia told him how it was going to be – here’s hoping if she sticks around she continues to do so because it will be awesome to watch. As for Devon, he needs a kick in the butt for tossing his wedding invitation out – he has nothing to lose by getting to know Tucker.
Those were funny scenes with Esther and Jill playing tea party with Delia in those get-ups. It was teary time when Chloe got the news that Delia is in remission and went in to tell her - such a ‘feelgood’ moment! Victor being there to hear the doctor's prognosis was beyond annoying though – he just acted like he was entitled to be there. Not to mention it's rather presumptuous to present a kid with a pony without asking the parent first. While it seems like a nice gesture, we know it's cheap compensation - obviously Delia would rather have her daddy than a horse.
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Week of November 7 – 11:
Though “Y&R” was very good on the whole this week, the Rant turned out to be a mixed review. Let’s get right to it:
He fell for it.
The shenanigans at Newman Enterprises with Adam back over there should be entertaining. Here’s hoping there’s a twist in this storyline so that Victor doesn’t come out on top as usual. Who knows, Victoria may leave The Mustache hanging if she finds out he manipulated Billy, which would throw a monkey wrench into whatever he’s planning. In any case, Victor and Adam matching wits is worth anticipating since they’re both so conniving, and much more alike than they’d ever want to admit.
Behind the lace veil.
What a hoot having Patty lurking around underneath that veil – just a tad flushed after that nasty explosion. Who knows what Patty has in store for certain unlucky Genoa City residents this time around, including her lover man, Jack? Genevieve better sleep with one eye open! Maybe knowing Jack wants Beauty of Nature, Patty will set her sights on bringing down Victor.
Her own brand of justice.
Thud. That was the sound of the Phyllis/Avery ‘secret from the past’ reveal falling flat. Are we really supposed to buy that Phyllis left home and told everyone her parents were dead because her father bilked some people out of their lifesavings? Sure, she might be humiliated, maybe even bad-mouth them after moving away, but let’s face it, Phyllis has never been a paragon of virtue and morality herself so her outrage isn’t fitting, and this doesn’t remotely explain her hostility toward Avery, who was a kid at the time all this happened. Why would Phyllis not want a relationship with Avery now in Genoa City? Why would she have been shaking at the sight of her? Makes no sense. As for Avery sleeping with Nick and championing Daisy’s cause – it’s hard to have sympathy for her since she’s done these things. Which brings me to Nick…
I wasn’t thinking of Phyllis either.
Sleeping with Phyllis’s little sister probably isn’t one of the best calls Nick has ever made. Especially when it puts him square in the middle of their feud – he’s just not the brightest bulb… Maybe he’s hoping to get the lawsuit dropped since it’s a conflict of interest for Avery – or maybe she didn’t file one against Restless Style at all after Nick’s ‘negotiating’. In any case, the resulting scenes between Nick and Phyllis after she walked into Avery’s suite, and later at Crimson Lights, were very powerful.
I never told anyone that before.
Disappointing reveal of the week #2 involved Ronan opening up to Phyllis. It’s easy to love the tough detective/vulnerable boy-man contrast that is Ronan, and he positively smolders in love scenes, but after all this waiting are we really supposed to be satisfied that the big secret behind his dramatic disappearance is that he felt uncomfortable?! Really? He couldn’t have told Nina or Christine or Chance that having his life saved was overwhelming and he needed some space? Thud.