Restless Rant for the week of October 14 – 18:

There’s really only one story to talk about from this week’s “The Young and the Restless,” and that, of course, is Delia’s death. Thoughts:

Standing ‘O’.
As Delia received a standing ovation from the audience watching her play the Wicked Witch in her school play, “The Wizard of Oz,” so did the actors involved in this heart-wrenching storyline receive the highest of accolades from the “Y&R” viewing audience. Every one of the affected characters conveyed remarkably genuine emotions, but it was Billy and Chloe, naturally, who were expected to take viewers through the feelings of utter shock, desperation, and sickening, mortifying grief – and they did not disappoint. The audience saw Emmy-worthy performances as they took viewers through their shock and raw despair, to the crude emotions that accompanied the ensuing anger and blame, and also into the paralyzing struggle to comprehend their new reality. Regardless of the debate and protest surrounding the storyline itself, there can be no question that the actors made watching these episodes an epic experience.

The rules need to be broken.
The opposite side of the coin to Billy and Chloe in this storyline is Adam, who is not only dealing with the prospect of his infant son going blind, but the sickening realization that he may indeed have been the hit-and-run driver. If it was him, he clearly didn’t know he’d hit her, not that anyone in Genoa City would believe him for a second. Most are finding it difficult to believe he could have struck Delia and not felt anything, though the piece out of his headlight and the fabric from her costume sure make it seem that he did. Perhaps it will eventually come out that he wasn’t the one who killed her, but in the meantime it will be a gut-wrenching journey – it already has been as we feel ill on Adam’s behalf as we see him contemplating the horrific idea that he’s responsible. If the guilt’s bad now, imagine if Connor gets her corneas. Intense.