The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of March 26 – 30:
Let the good times roll.
There were some fabulous little scenes throughout the double proposal/wedding, though some of it felt corny or just didn’t work. It was disappointing when Angelina and Daniel’s big plan turned out to be luring Kevin and Chloe into the office to talk – lame! Ultimately, I love a good “Y&R” gathering – here are some highlights: Jeffrey in the dumpster hollering for his Honey Bunny (and Jill finding him); Gloria selecting the honeymoon dress to wear at the wedding (to Lauren and Jill’s dismay); Jill filling Katherine in on the events of the day, Phyllis being summoned directly from the gym wearing yoga gear; Jill being Jeff’s ‘best man’; cute Delia; Katherine’s ‘condensed’ vows; and Chelsea crashing the wedding with her news. Carmine showing up when he did was overkill – it robbed Chelsea’s reveal of its drama and made the end of the episode seem silly. The biggest issue with the proposal/wedding was that Kevin and Chloe remained chemistry-free throughout – even Victoria and Delia’s over-the-top enthusiasm for the pairing doesn’t sell it. Think of how it felt when Kevin married Jana – huge difference.
I don’t even know what to say about the end of Angelina and Angelo’s storyline. Everyone making amends with this pair and bidding them farewell like old friends was just bizarre! Of course, as noted last week, Angelina grew on some of us slightly – I wouldn’t even mind seeing her return if she could split up Kevin and Chloe.
Music to my ears.
The Tucker and Devon dynamic continues to work well – loving the studio scenes! It was so jarring when Tucker suddenly lashed out at Sofia, especially since he’s been all hearts and peace signs lately. Whatever they’re up to with the staged disagreement, I’m intrigued. This nonsense with Harmony hanging off Neil right in front of his wife needs to stop though. Sofia needs to get up in her face the next time – not that Neil’s ego needs feeding, but I’d like to see it.
The Sharon/Nick/Phyllis/Adam/Chelsea stuff played out like a bit of a dance this week. Keeping Sharon and Adam within each other’s orbits, while teasing their relationships with others is effective. Notably, Phyllis held it together when Nick called to say his flight was cancelled, and when he did return, she let him be there for her – different for her. As for Sharon and Nick, their Rubik’s Cube banter in Japan was just okay to watch – felt like they were truly ‘stuck on standby’. Adam and Chelsea’s friendship is appealing, but it feels stalled in ‘daddy bashing’ mode. They need more to talk about.
Having Sharon net the big Mitsukoshi deal for a beauty line that doesn’t exist yet, without another executive even in the room was kind of ridiculous. Sharon’s a great gal, and has become more sure of herself, but this was a stretch. Victor must have pulled the strings from behind-the-scenes. I’m betting Victor told Mitsukoshi they’d soon have Beauty of Nature back. The best scene related to Mitsukoshi this week happened in Genoa City when Victor confronted Jill about the photo she took – loved every minute of their verbal sparring – you could see they were loving it too!
Beauty of Nature.
Genevieve was more of a puzzle than ever this week. She was more than willing to sacrifice her relationships with Jack and Cane to own this company, but after losing out on one deal she’s suddenly ready to pack it in and offers it back to Victor, who just tried to screw her over? First of all, it’s impossible to get a handle on who she is, what truly matters to her, and what her motivations are (perhaps she doesn’t know?), and secondly, why on earth wouldn’t she have offered the company to Jack and try to make things right? Here’s hoping he wins his case against her – that will shake things up. Speaking of Jack - his frustration with his paralysis is so believable. Bravo!
Though the Lucy issue has gone on a tad long, the storytelling surrounding all of the complicated feelings regarding Lucy has been good. Daniel’s struggle with his fears is realistic, as is Phyllis’s regret about mishandling things, and her concern for Lucy making her loopy - she even reached out and touched Avery to thank her for her help. Avery’s startled; "Are you going to be alright?" response was hilarious. I don’t know what to make of Daisy supposedly having a real connection to her child now – reserving judgment on that one. Ricky creeps me out a great deal – I’ve no idea which way he’ll actually swing between Daisy and Phyllis in the end. As for Eden, she’s a lurker too – maybe she could shack up with that hottie Carmine and keep the bad boy eye-candy around. Better yet, let Carmine actually steal Chloe away from Kevin! Who should end up with Lucy? Vote in Soaps.com’s Lucy poll.
The Friday cliffhanger and drama seemed to go missing this week. Sharon teared up after talking to Adam, Ricky told Daisy he’d help her, Eden told Daniel she saw Ricky kiss Daisy, and Leslie told Genevieve that Jack may have a case. Meh.
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- Candace Young