Restless Rant
Week of July 8 – 12:

There was some very big drama this week on “Y&R” that clearly illustrated how amazing acting and core characters that viewers really care about can draw out emotions. Thoughts:

My little girl.
Not everyone was thrilled with Cassie appearing to Sharon, but it fit in the storyline. Obviously Sharon’s become somewhat unhinged again – no telling whether she’s off her meds or what, but seeing a vision of Cassie, or Cassie acting as her conscience, worked in this instance. Who else could she talk to about her plan to win Nick back? It certainly bolstered suspicions that she monkeyed with that paternity test. Anyway, it was interesting that Cassie warned her that it may not turn out as she hopes.

Nick’s lie.
The big reveals to Jack and Summer packed an emotional wallop thanks to the actors involved. The jumping back and forth from Chicago to Jack’s living room was distracting; could have done without that, but the reactions were on the money. The ball was dropped, though, when Summer finally realized what it meant for her and Kyle. When a girl that age is madly in love it’s everything. There should have been hysterics once that realization kicked in. Without a doubt the change in ‘Kyles’ has made for a weak link in this storyline. When Summer broke the paternity news to Kyle at Boulevard it was no exception. This should have been a huge moment, but fell totally flat. Another miss: that Nick didn’t question Sharon’s calm acceptance when he told her what he had done. This changed the course of their lives back then. Even though Sharon has secretly known for a while, she should have at least pretended to be shocked.

I deserve a drink.
Jack’s not going to be much help for Billy for long. He’s ogled/fondled that bottle of scotch in his living room three times this week! Why would it even be there?

911.
So, Fen overdosed and nearly killed himself on purpose just to frame Carmine? Really? This kid is a disaster waiting to happen. Now he’s got Michael going all ‘hothead’ and gunning for Carmine. Something tells me this is going to spin out of control…

Evanston 2007.
Are they suggesting there’s a connection between Neil and Rose? What are the odds that Neil would end up involved with Leslie, a woman whose incarcerated father had a relationship with a woman in another city who Neil crossed paths with back in his drinking days? Bit of a stretch… Enjoyed the Jill/Neil scenes – people we know, who know each other – yay!