The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of May 21 – 25:
Monday – You Can Do Anything.
Things kicked off with Jack pressuring Nikki to accept his marriage proposal, while assuring her he wasn’t pressuring her – oh, Jackie, you do come across as desperate at times. At the ranch, Sharon was so wildly attracted to Victor that she fell asleep on the sofa mid-conversation. Over at Crimson Lights, Ricky thought he was playing Christine to get info on Phyllis, but savvy Christine has his number, as she later told Paul. I loved the scenes with Danny and Daniel, but couldn’t believe Danny’s advice to stay in the marriage. Blah. Daisy and Eden had a run-in at the bookstore – Eden certainly isn’t popular with other chicks her age – she needs a gal pal! At the Club, Paul apologized for yet another insane family member’s actions when he ran into Phyllis. Ricky, meanwhile, learned that Paul’s been asking questions – uh oh – Ricky makes my skin crawl.
Tuesday – Fairytale Land.
While word spread around town that Genevieve was being investigated, Nick was out at the ranch attempting to dial Sharon back in to reality – of course your kids don’t want you dating their grandfather! I don’t get where Sharon is coming from at all right now – is she all about her kids or herself? Over at the Abbott house, Jack filled Nikki in on the good news about his lawsuit going forward, and she immediately thought of Victor. If Jack sneezes she thinks of Victor… Meanwhile, tough-as-nails Christine paid Cane a visit and threatened him with deportation if he refused to rat out his mother – good grief.
Wednesday – Roll With It.
Who else thinks Noah’s inexplicably casual attitude about Sharon and Victor was for the benefit of viewers who are upset over the pairing? If Noah can be chill about it… Anyway, I love that Noah’s back – it will be interesting to see how he fits with the SORAS gang in Genoa City this summer. Elsewhere, Sharon headed to the Club just in time to see Adam and Chelsea share a smooch. To steal Adam’s line, “Awkward!” Over at Neil’s place, after a stern talking-to by Katherine, he decided he would deign to recommit to Sofia, who had news for him – she’s divorcing his philandering butt! Loved it! Meanwhile, at Crimson Lights, self-righteous boy, aka, Devon, told Harmony he can’t love her back right now. Talk about over-the-top.
In my favorite scene of the day, Abby called Carmine over to Jimmy’s and they flirted wildly as she challenged him to take the bartending job at the gala. To top it off, Chloe called Abby out on being 'into' him. Adam stopped in to see Chelsea at work and they actually grew on me a little as he admitted to having feelings for her – they’re kinda’ cute. In other news, Harmony agreed to move back in with Katherine – twist her arm – and Sharon and Victor did more talking about their possible relationship. Gah.
Thursday - The Day Everything Changed.
This remembrance episode was well done – I shed some tears. However, Daisy nearly drove me up the wall with her relentless, "I’m Daniel’s wife now; don’t I deserve to know?" Kudos to Phyllis and Daniel for not sucker-punching her – now that’s self-control. What didn’t work for me so much was the Victor/Sharon angle being played - Victor telling Sharon that Cassie wouldn't have minded them being together (really?), and, later, everyone gathering at the ranch with Sharon and Victor hosting as a couple. Again, it felt like viewers were being manipulated to accept the pairing. Do you think Cassie would approve of her mother and grandfather being together? Vote in Soaps.com's Cassie’s Approval poll.
Friday - Throw Mama To The Wolves.
The day began with Paul hanging around in Crimson Lights chatting to Christine about the student he was going to meet – honestly, if he really suspects Ricky might be a psychopath with homicidal tendencies, shouldn't he be a little less lackadaisical about this! Egad. Speaking of Ricky, he was busy spying on Danny and Phyllis as they had it out over Daniel and their past. For me, it didn't make sense for them to be arguing all these years later. The bit with Phyllis suddenly ‘hating’ Christine again seems a tad trumped up too – obviously foreshadowing. Down at the bookstore, Victor worked on Victoria, and didn’t get what he wanted, but certainly made progress. Watch out, Billy, he’ll get his way in the end. Elsewhere, Cane wrestled over what to do about testifying and got some advice from Billy – which didn’t help at all - loved their dynamic, though, as always. Across town, Lily gave Gen some straight talk about the position she'd put Cane in – very good scene. So Genevieve, after pedaling her crap all over town, decided she’d turn herself in. I’ll believe it when I see it. I think she just told Victor that in hopes that he’ll do something to stop Cane from being deported. After all, if Gen goes to jail, Victor could lose BON to Jack. Over at Daniel's place, Ricky blackmailed Daisy to get info on Phyllis – what’s wrong with this picture? The old Daisy would have handled this guy in a New York minute – poisoned his drink or something. Meh. I hope it was a wake-up call for Paul when Ricky showed up at the bar instead of the student informant – tricky Ricky indeed.
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