Restless Rant
Week of November 12 – 16:

It wasn’t an earth-shatteringly exciting week on “The Young and the Restless,” and we need something more going on in the romance/passion and comic relief categories, but it was solid drama. Some talking points…

Hole in her soul.
Well, Sharon got a diagnosis and a prescription this week. Here’s hoping she’s on the road to stability – she’s going to need her wits about her to deal with Chelsea, who is showing definite signs of destabilizing. How creepy would it be to wake up with your ex’s new wife staring down at you? Gah! Sharon also saw her kids this week. I found the scenes where Faith was ‘scared’ of her mother very odd. In other news, Adam’s guilty conscience peeked out when he generously offered to cover any outstanding costs Jeffrey had relating to the Gloworm fire – won’t take Chelsea long to do the math on this one.

Over at the tackhouse.
Noah unveiled the truth about his time in New York – he had a whirlwind affair that ended in a cheating scandal, which has now led to him hiding a bag of cash for the person who wronged him. Glad to see he’s not as dysfunctional as the rest of the family… Nick, meanwhile, divided his time between trying to rid himself of Phyllis, and chasing her sister. How convenient, and ridiculous, that his kids endorsed the idea of him boinking ‘Aunt Avery’. This would be mortifying to any teen in real life. It would have been more realistic if they played it that Nick’s actions were adding to Summer’s issues. Speaking of which, Summer’s problems seem to be compounding as she’s under suspicion of cyber-bullying and is ticking off her partner in crime, Fen, to boot. That can’t be good.

Little piece of metal.
After the beer, pizza, and begging debacle that spelled the end for Ronan, Phyllis is trying to move on from him and Nick, and moved in with Jack. They make a great support system for each other – no bones about it – but totally lack zing as a romantic pairing, so if it’s going that way, here’s hoping it doesn’t last long. As for Jack, mere days into his painkiller addiction storyline he’s already downing ’em like a kid scarfing Smarties on Halloween night. By next week he should be fluctuating between being right out of it and flying into uncontrollable rages. Not ideal for a man trying to run with the big boys!