The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of January 9 – 13:
“Y&R” delivered pretty solid stories over the past five days. Lots going on! Check out the thoughts for this week:
Fun isn’t cheap.
It was a satisfying turn of events to see Billy confront Chelsea about the rape allegations and get the truth on tape. Billy obviously knows a con when he sees one (at least when he’s sober), and besides, Chelsea’s aggressive behavior made it clear she was no victim of an attack. Too bad it didn’t occur to her to act afraid of Billy! In any case, Billy taking the upper hand with Chelsea made for a good scene, and it’s refreshing seeing Victoria stand by her man. Chelsea’s panicky reaction to Billy wanting to be in the baby’s life has me wondering what twists are ahead – will it turn out Chelsea’s not really pregnant, or that Billy’s not actually the father? What do you think Chelsea’s hiding?
The scenes in which Katherine tried to talk Neil into coming back to work caught my attention, but this non-relationship between Sofia and Neil is on my last nerve. The Sofia character was introduced as a woman with a strong personality and loads of confidence – let’s see that dynamic lady again instead of this moony moper she’s been reduced to lately.
Super Harmony strikes again!
This week, Harmony immediately discerned the cause of Devon’s frustration, found a solution on the internet, and scored points with ‘Mick’ by asking him to intervene with a medical researcher to help Devon hear better. I’m taking bets on how Devon will react to this ‘kindness’ – he’ll probably get angry, pout for a week or two, and have to be talked into accepting their help.
I like the idea of Lily getting a job, even if it’s only one night, just to see that independent side of her – not as a daughter, wife, etc. Now Cane should lobby Billy for a position for himself – surely he can’t support a family tending bar at the local dive. On the relationship front, once again, I enjoyed the Cane/Lily scenes this week. They’re having a ton of fun rebuilding their life together and it’s infectious.
I don’t even know what to say about Glo agreeing to be Angelo’s girl. I must have missed the scene where they traveled back in time to the 1950s! In any case, it was so strange you had to giggle. Who could have imagined we’d be excited for the return of Jeffrey Bardwell to save the day?
How ironic that Michael warned Phyllis about declaring war on Victor with her magazine articles, and later in the week she told Nick she was working to free his father. As for Nick, leaving Newman and getting himself hired at McCall is one of the more intriguing moves he's made lately. Of course, I’m expecting to find out that this was all a part of Victor’s plan, and wouldn't be surprised to learn that Tucker is in cahoots with The Mustache. Tucker asked an awful lot of questions of Adam about the deal he was offering - seems like they’re setting up Adam to take the fall for attempting to do an illegal transaction.
Adam's week kicked off with a visit from Nick while in jail – love the gritty dynamic between these two, who grudgingly and briefly acknowledged some common ground over Sharon being engaged to Victor. That was followed by Adam taking a ‘sucker punch to the gut’ from Victor, who told him he would marry Sharon that night. Finally, Adam encountered Sharon in Crimson Lights and sparks flew as he told her he wouldn’t cause trouble. Yikes – ‘Calm and Collected Adam’ is scarier than ‘Threatening Adam’! Adam is smart enough to realize that Victor is probably setting him up at work, but will he be able to figure out exactly what his father’s plan is in time to wiggle out of the trap, or even double-cross him? Of course the best revenge would be sleeping with Sharon while Victor was married to her. Hmm...
Deacon and Diane.
The twist in Diane’s murder case was excellent – the weekly promo was a red herring making it appear that Deacon could be the killer (which wouldn’t have been true to character), but knowing that Patty and her pillows were somehow still involved, it didn’t even occur to me to consider that it might turn out to be one of the other suspects - or that it was self-defense. Of course, it's a little weird that Deacon filmed the whole Diane/Nikki fight without stepping in to break it up - would be nice if more explanation was provided, including how Patty ties in. Anyway, in this day and age of endless leaks and spoilers, there is nothing better than being taken by surprise. My good mood got even better when Ronan asked Deacon about the needlepoint pillows and Deacon didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. So funny! Then we had a classic "Y&R" episode-ender with Nikki rushing to stop Victor's jailhouse nuptials, only to walk in just as he and Sharon were pronounced husband and wife!
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- Candace Young