The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog
Week of August 5 – 9:
“Y&R” continues to be bland overall, with some stories even eliciting groans when the characters involved appear on the screen. Several storylines have had some intriguing developments. Thoughts:
The scene with Summer telling Victor off was the best thing to come out of the paternity storyline this week. Girl’s got spunk! Second-best was Nikki confronting Sharon. It was strange, however, that Nikki said to Nick that Sharon never does anything unless it’s for herself, given that the Sharon character hasn’t historically been that sort of person. Having a plot point in which Faith draws a family picture like Cassie did way back when was a tad annoying. Also, why was Cassie suddenly seeming to cheer Sharon on in her efforts to net Nick, when she previously seemed to be trying to make her think about the consequences of her actions and urging her to come clean? Here’s hoping the truth comes out before Summer and Jack bond as father and daughter. Loved that squirrely look that came over Sharon’s face when Summer brought up the lipstick from the stairwell – so funny. Nick’s pain over Summer is palpable, but Kyle’s is the opposite, so that’s still not working. Down in Georgia, was that a ‘chem test’ between Avery and Jack? It would certainly be a tangled web if they found themselves bonding and attracted to one another, however, it might be a bland pairing. What’s your opinion of a possible Jack/Avery match-up?
Maximum jail time.
Here’s hoping Fen realizes how lucky he is; this kid always gets off easy. He set the whole thing with Michael holding a gun on Carmine into motion with his lie that Carmine gave him drugs, yet his parents clucked and cooed and tried to make him feel better about himself when he admitted it. It’s not as if he’s learned anything…he lied to Paul as well. Gah.
While the ‘girl who cried rape’ storyline makes one wish it would just end quickly, it will be interesting to see how Adam will get himself out of it, how Victor will play it, and now, how Victor will deal with Billy, who has fully inserted himself into this drama by trying to blackmail the Black Knight himself. Yike.
Here for the salad.
Victoria is definitely feeling the pull to reconcile with her hubby. Billy and Victoria have an awesome vibe when they're flirting and feeling attracted to one another. However, watching Billy plead and try to ingratiate himself while she holds back isn't so appealing. It was strange that Victoria felt the need to assure Billy that Johnny was his son and always would be. Huh?
Walking the path.
It's almost hard to feel sorry for Dylan at this point. Either he still has no idea he's being duped, or he suspects it and has decided he wants Chelsea and the baby anyway. Anita flirting with Stitch was the best part of the wedding scenes. Now that Chelsea and Dylan are hitched, Adam's up on charges, and the baby's coming, will the truth come to light soon?
Can't or won't?
Neil wasn't the only one in a trance during this storyline... Thankfully, the hypnotherapy moved things along at long last. The best guess is that Hilary is Rose's daughter and blames Neil for her death. Oh, and along the way she's decided she wants Cane. Or at least wants to hurt Neil by wrecking his daughter's marriage. Sigh. Jill having Hilary's number is the most hopeful element in the story. Hilary won't prevail there.
Tyler and Abby make a pretty pair, but not so pretty were some of the dumbed down elements in their scenes. Lily knows Tyler and Abby have been seeing each other, so why would she ask, "You and Abby?" in Crimson Lights when she realized they were sleeping together? And what was up with Abby being so flustered that she nearly left Tyler's apartment without getting dressed? It seemed phony and scripted, and not much like worldly Abby at all. Also this week, Devon asked Tyler to return to Jabot. That was unexpected. Hmm.
Read about Usher's son's pool accident.
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