Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog
Genoa City for the week of May 19 – 23:
Still feeling ‘meh’ about most of the storylines in Genoa City, although there was some interesting shake-ups this week what with Gina Tognoni cast as Phyllis, and news that David Tom is reportedly out as Billy Abbott and the role has been recast. Be sure to leave your comments below. Thoughts:
Most viewers are still just shrugging their shoulders when it comes to this character and her troubles. Do we really care that she’s connected to Ian Ward, that she helped keep Tyler out of jail, that Sharon is concerned about her, that she irks Nick, or that she looks like the late Cassie Newman? Meh. If they wanted to keep Camryn Grimes in the cast, there were probably better ways to have gone about it.
It’s a good thing Chelsea has Chloe and Victoria’s problems to worry about now to fill her time. Hehe. While I’ve already ranted sufficiently about Chloe’s sad decline, after the botched intervention and heart-to-heart with Kevin in the theater, it looks like she’ll go out with a whimper, off to Fairview. Just don’t forget she’s still got that sperm sample… As for Chelsea getting involved with Victoria’s pregnancy secret, it makes sense that she would be the voice of reason since she’d been in similar circumstances, and oddly, I get Chelsea and Billy being weirdly drawn to one another as well.
Though it was definitely distasteful for Stitch to access Vikki’s hospital records, he redeemed himself by being supportive and caring after the fact. When he puts his hand on Vikki’s hair and pulls her into a kiss it’s weak at the knees time over here. Fingers and toes crossed “Y&R” doesn’t mess up this character too much with his looming secret. Anyway, she needs to tell Billy about the pregnancy too, and then it will be a waiting game for the paternity test.
Guess that was a big May sweeps shocker when Avery walked out on her cooking show taping to tend to Dylan’s hurt feelings. Seriously? In the ensuing chaos, she left Summer alone with cameraman Austin, who may be cute, but is definitely giving off creepy vibes at this point. He has an answer for everything and is just too quick to ingratiate himself. I smell trouble.
You just had to laugh at Victor luring Ian to an alley and having him beat up. Aren't they a tad old for those shenanigans? Jeeze. Why isn't Victor destroying Ian's 'The Path' organization or something? Anyway, for whatever reason, Ian lied about knowing who was behind the beating and very craftily pointed the finger at Dylan before backtracking. It's anyone's guess why he's setting up his so-called son, but here's hoping all is revealed sooner rather than later. While it's often a kick to see Ian show up in a scene with that suave hairdo and congenial grin to irritate the crap out of some unlucky individual, it's also getting a tad repetitive. Maybe Dylan and Victor working together will do the trick. As for Victor putting a hold on Nikki's cards and accounts - what? I don't even know what to say about him having that kind of control.
White rose of boredom.
NuKelly toned down the melodrama this week, but she and Jack just don't have that zing thing. Zzz.
Human wrecking ball.
The Winters clan blew-up over the Hilary reveal - Devon was green with jealousy, water-toting Lily was in confrontation mode, and Neil was operating pretty much true-to-form by falling in love and moving Hilary into his home in 2.5 seconds flat. Many are predicting a marriage proposal in the next week or so. Ugh... For Hilary's part, if she really doesn't want to look like a gold digger, she should probably have insisted on finding her own place to live for the time being. I had to laugh at Lily trying to enlist the help of Jack and Kelly, who clearly couldn't have cared less about it all given that they were about to go get busy. Ha! As for Lily's plan to have Devon seduce Hilary, while it's a complication for Devon, who has feelings for Hilary unbeknownst to Lily, it seemed an odd thing for Lily to ask of her brother considering the implications for his and Neil's relationship should he be successful. What do you think? Let us know by voting in Soaps.com's Y&R Poll: Should Devon seduce Hilary?
- Candace Young