Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog
Genoa City for the week of September 1 – 5.
There were only three episodes of “Y&R” this week due to US Open Tennis, which means an earlier Rant. Thoughts:
Show us the path.
There is so much going on in this Mariah storyline that just makes the head hurt. Sharon went from wailing and shrieking about Mariah going missing last week to Zen talk about miracles and living some sort of blissed-out future as a family this week. Ian showed up at Nikki’s and we have no idea what his purpose was in having that drama or what he wanted from her. Heck, we still don’t know why he was supposedly so darn intimidating that Victor couldn’t have wiped him off the map at any given point. Mariah trying to absorb everything that was happening to her at the hospital was definitely the bright spot in all of this as we all stopped for a moment to feel the enormity of her emotional situation. Moving forward, it’s clearly going to be like pulling teeth to get Mariah to make any concessions where Sharon’s concerned, which is puzzling considering how well Sharon treated her from the get-go. She’ll probably bond with Nick first, causing strife with Summer, who will end up winning him in the daddy lottery when Sharon’s secret comes out. As for Ian going missing, whatever happened to him you can bet Dylan wasn’t responsible…too obvious with the blood and all.
Our new reality.
The Jack and Kelly stuff continues to be off as she’s just being written as way too ‘Mary Poppins’ and, well, stable. She doesn’t come across at all like someone who grew up in a troubled alcoholic home and then lost her own son. This understanding gal with not a hair out of place is unrecognizable from the damaged woman who bedded Billy. That said, we could certainly sympathize with her trying to move in to Jack’s place and finding Phyllis’ things in the drawers and how that would feel. Watching Jack and Avery go through Phyllis’ belongings afterward was moving, even though we knew Phyllis would soon return. Muahaha.
Too far to fail.
As with last week, it was once again classic Victor in Georgia, soothingly telling Phyllis how much her loved ones miss her while relentlessly turning the screws on her and the doctor in an effort to further his agenda. Loved it. He was rewarded when Phyllis snapped out of resting b**** face and intoned, “Sum…mer.” Hooray!
The idea that Ashley has come up with some perfume that will change the world is a little over-the-top for some, but just the same it's fantastic that she's back. Love the Abbotts, love the business angle, love Ash when she's strong, and love having someone else on canvas who will tell Abby to shut the hell up!
It looks like jealousy will be the reigning theme in the Victoria/Billy/Ashley/Abby/Stitch/Chelsea situation that's developing. Is this a sextet? A quadrangle crossed with another quadrangle? Anyway, what a mash-up! Who would you like to see Stitch with? Vote in Soaps.com's Y&R Poll: Stitch's love life.
Close to you.
While I'm all for the realistic story of Michael and Lauren's current troubles, it's playing out a tad predictably as far as their dialogue and actions. One thing that has been a bonus is the resulting development of Lauren's business and personal relationships with Jill, Gloria, Lily etc. as she struggles with the issue. That said, if the writers knew anything about the history of Lauren Fenmore, they would have known she is the last woman in Genoa City who would ever have to ask another woman for sex, romance or seduction advice. Please. She wrote the book. Some are also wondering why Michael is not seeing a doctor. I think the reluctance would be pretty typical.
Leave of absence.
While it was admirable for Neil to want to go back to work he probably should have given it some more consideration before suiting up and leaving the house. What ensued at Jabot was a little awkward. Of course it gave Jack a chance to put a heapin' helping of guilt on Devon. Hilary shed tears later when the doctor didn't have positive news...for herself or Neil?
- Candace Young