Restless Rant
Week of June 17 – 21:

There were more vets featured this week on “Y&R,” which was awesome, yet the show continued to have a flat feel, and there was little in the way of passion or witty one-liners to liven things up. Thoughts:

Placing bets.
Victoria may be hormonal but she’s not stupid. It was a bit of a stretch to believe she’d think Billy was fooling around with Chloe, but her continuing to accuse him even after he showed her his horse racing bets on his phone just seemed to make little sense for a smart cookie like her – though she was very convincing. Billy’s reactions to Carmine and Adam not helping him out were entertaining, but the best development was Jill being interjected into this story at long last. More!

Help the homeless.
Kevin and Chloe’s messed-up tale continued to drag on. Not much more to say – many wish it would just end already so the characters can get on to other things. As for Chloe and Chelsea, they need to find something else to talk about – their ‘men’ conversations are headache-inducing.

The Baldwin clan.
Again, the best new development in the Baldwin story was Lauren finally confiding in her sister, Jill. Lauren and Michael’s ups and downs continued to be compelling and realistic, and the scenes in which Michael defended Lauren to Fen were excellent. One thing – why haven’t they taken out a restraining order on Carmine yet? Given Michael’s connections it seems like a no-brainer…

The mystery blogger.
This Neil mystery just gets weirder. Why would this Rose person from Gus’ past be out to get Neil? Confusing. When Leslie pulled out the photo of Rose, did anyone else feel resistance to the idea of having to get used to yet another newbie?