Restless Rant
Week of September 17 – 21:

“Y&R” continued to feel like “The Twilight Zone” this week. Here are some points on the storylines:

Warehouse five.
There is so much about this story that’s difficult to understand, such as Genevieve continuing to work as a bar maid even after she thought Victor had moved on, Billy connecting Nikki with Victor before coming clean to Victoria, and Victor/Christian continually acting shell-shocked. Does having amnesia mean you stand gaping silently at people when they speak to you, or answer the phone without saying hello? Gah.

Triple threat.
What was that nonsense with Chelsea/Lily/Chloe at Crimson Lights, followed by the further nonsense with Adam/Kevin/Cane at Jimmy’s? Why on earth would they be holding a business meeting there instead of at Jabot, or at least the coffee house? Weird! As for Kevin and Adam’s bickering – no one really cares much about this Tag ‘n’ Grab stuff – it’s far from riveting storyline material. The flirting between Lily and Cane toward the end was the only part that felt genuine.

On a break.
Phyllis’ family has moved out, so it will be interesting to see if things heat up with her and Ronan again. They certainly have chemistry, though he was a little weirdly intense getting all up close and personal with her in Crimson Lights. It was fitting that Christine got to be the one to point out to Phyllis that losing her family was karma kicking in. This may be all the satisfaction Christine gets considering people rarely go to jail on this show!