Restless Rant
Week of June 10 – 14:

The big storyline this week was the reveal that Nick’s not really Summer’s father. Some loved it, others hated it. Either way, it definitely evoked strong emotion…and highlighted the lack of emotion viewers have for the storylines featuring non-core characters who simply don’t inspire that depth of caring. Thoughts:

Struggling.
Sharon’s continued struggle seemed rather poignant this week. It’s unfortunate that it’s coming partially due to the rewrite with regard to Adam’s feelings for her, but it is what it is. Sharon’s exchange with Noah in his apartment was very well done; heartfelt. Her loneliness and longing to attach herself to someone is probably something many people can relate to…though this bit with traveling salesman, Wayne, can’t be good. It was also interesting that she crossed paths with Carmine, who seems to have chemistry with every lady he meets.

Blind trust.
Speaking of downward spirals, it looks like Fen’s bullying and bad luck has landed him in with a new crowd where he’ll feel accepted at long last. Yike. Michael’s not gonna’ like this. On a positive note, the scenes with Lauren and Michael doing their homework were so touching..loved it!

Ding dong the marriage is dead.
Chloe finally uttered all those words we’ve been longing to hear this week, dumping Kevin, moving out, and removing her ring. Having Glo involved was the icing on the cake. Let’s just hope and pray this is the end, rather than the beginning of a story about Kevin winning her back, which would be unthinkable. Chloe, once again, shared amazing chemistry with Alex this week, and will wonders never cease…managed to nab a scene with her ex, Billy. Easy as peasy we were reminded of their chemistry, and how they ‘get’ each other. Intriguing stuff, especially since Victoria saw their embrace and will now think they’re having an affair.