Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog
Genoa City for the Week of April 7 – 11:
This week saw some improvement from previous ones with the fashion show antics lining us up for drama next week. The return of Nadia’s Theme was a highlight and very nearly brought me to tears as Victor contemplated Adam’s nameplate. Thoughts:
Out of the frying pan.
Victoria has much more chemistry with Stitch eating burgers than she has in even the most significant scenes with NuOldBilly. Many felt ambivalent about their break-up scenes, even with Nadia’s Theme playing as Billy exited with his bags. Billy storming into the coffee house and trying to pressure Dylan into telling him where Stitch was so he could have a ‘chat’ with him was just more awkwardness. He’s not intimidating with the larger Dylan and Stitch even when angry, so why keep writing that stuff in? Anyway, we got more clues from Kelly this week about Stitch; apparently he killed a man. Obviously it’s going to be like pulling teeth for us to find out more details, however, there must be some explanation as Stitch hardly seems like a homicidal maniac (and it would be a travesty to ruin this character who has been so well-received). Also, why is Kelly the only one who knows about this so-called murder, and the one who told his wife? If the ‘murder’ isn’t public knowledge, why does Jenna have to take his son to Australia to keep him from finding out what his father did? So many questions, so slow to be answered.
The cooking show.
Please. Avery’s little dilemmas and Dylan’s cheerleading are just not the stuff of riveting television.
Listening to Michael and Lauren go on about her pregnancy all week got old fast. I hope there’s a twist here and we’re not in for months of this same discussion.
Of course, we know he’s not, which is kind of fun, but everyone else believes he’s gone and it’s led to some interesting scenes. Jack and Victor found they couldn’t stick to the same old snarky script in this instance; it’s always great when they find they agree on something. Chelsea asking to see the body may have seemed morbid, but is realistic as she wouldn’t be thinking straight. It was nice that they allowed Sharon a whole scene to cry for the loss of Adam before she got back to making out with Nick (rolling eyes). The Chelsea/Chloe catfight at the fashion show that developed after Chelsea said Adam’s body had been found was fantastic – and a long time coming!
Wow, that was a really sexy scene with Sharon and Nick in the bathtub. Hot! The only troubling thing was Nick putting a stop to the proceedings - pretty darn unbelievable...
Jill hopped back into bed with Colin this week amid much hysteria from the comical Esther. This couple just has unbelievable chemistry and the biting wit in their scenes is a joy to watch. Jill got the line of the week when she threatened to show Colin 'deep pain and suffering with her stiletto'. Awesome. That said, Colin clearly is up to something behind-the-scenes and it looks like it will not only affect Jill, but Cane, as it involved Bonaventure. Yike.
Dumbest storyline twist of the year was Leslie's sudden marriage. Ridiculous.
Bickering and bad shoes.
Boy, what a cranky bunch running this fashion show. Amid the numerous oddly disjointed scenes which didn't flow well, there was a lot going on, some of it questionable. For instance, Devon going to Lily on Esmerelda's behalf to complain about real people being on the runway was completely out of character for him. Once again, it seemed like something was up with Lily, who was not just hostile toward Hilary, but was snapping at many people. As for Neil kissing Hilary...what a dumbass. Rebounding with a woman the age of his children, when mere days ago he was trying to advocate for a Devon/Hilary hook-up is just embarrassing for him. Who will walk in on that I wonder? Lily or Devon? Hmm. Meanwhile, Chloe finally snapped and even Kevin's cool head couldn't prevail. This has been a long time coming, as has a clearing of the air between her and Chelsea, who put up with a ton of rude comments and bad advice from Chloe about Adam before and after Delia's hit-and-run. What do you think after Neil kissed Hilary? Let Soaps.com know by voting in our Y&R Poll: Should Hilary be with Neil?
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