Genoa City for the week of June 9 – 13:

Considering any changes made behind-the-scenes at “Y&R” could take months to translate onscreen, something needs to happen over there ASAP. Thoughts:

The confessions of Avery Bailey Clark.
The one saving grace of this storyline is that someone we actually care about – Paul – was the one to get shot, so we could at least feel something about that. To think viewers sat through months of Avery’s cooking show for it all to climax with some newbie holding her at gunpoint to make a confession about something that was already a matter of public record…no words. As for the scene that unfolded in Austin’s apartment, well the GCPD have never looked more inept. I’m not even going to expand on that because we all saw how implausible it was for Austin to have gotten away and how utterly unbelievable Courtney seems as a cop. Bottom line – as discussed in last week’s rant, few viewers are invested enough in Avery as a damsel in distress or the ‘Super Dylan’ routine for this to have worked.

On the run.
Apparently the teen summer storyline this year is Summer going on the run with a newbie we barely know and don’t care about, who got Paul shot. Curiously, Fen, who is regularly in Summer’s business, has gone completely missing in action. What can you even say? They should have kept Jamie around and developed the teen scene properly. Read Soaps.com’s interview with Daniel Polo, in which he discusses his Daytime Emmy nomination and the role of Jamie.

My two dads.
There was plenty of foreshadowing this week about Summer’s paternity, so let’s hope that reveal isn’t too far down the pike. Meanwhile, Sharon continued to push Mariah on everyone. Noah spent a good two or three scenes being completely outraged over Mariah’s presence at the bar and then suddenly agreed to work with her at the end of the episode. Huh?

Double cheeseburger.
The scene with Noah and Courtney looking at constellations in the park was breathtakingly inane. Dreadful.