Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog
Genoa City for the Week of September 15 – 19:
There was no question the show needed to address Genoa City’s ongoing writing issues as mentioned in the last Restless Rant, however the announcement of Chuck Pratt as Y&R’s new head writer has left many stunned including Soaps.com’s Editor-in-Chief, Christine Fix, who says, “It’s the final nail in the coffin.” Thoughts on the week:
The wicked witch.
It appears water has become the weapon of choice among Genoa City’s female set as a crusty Mariah threw water over a belligerent Abby at The Underground. It was satisfying even though Mariah could stand to be doused herself. There are some pretty obnoxious young women spewing their venom around town these days.
One could definitely make a drinking game out of references to Sharon’s secret. Things are building up! Despite Noah’s warning to Mariah about ‘pissing away her one chance at a real family’, she let herself into Sharon’s place and bad-mouthed her at length, again. She later overheard Sharon talking in her sleep about the need to tell Nick ‘who her father really is’, and went directly to Victor. It made me wonder if they’ll drag this out by having Mariah and Victor assume Sharon’s secret has something to do with Faith’s paternity, and by having Phyllis return with some sort of amnesia. Then again, it could all come out at Nick and Sharon’s wedding, which is supposed to be soon. Hmm.
Touch of doom.
Kevin and Mariah are kind of an interesting damaged duo. Thoughts?
Maureen settled right in to the Genoa City Athletic Club scene after initially startling her children as well as Nikki/Sherry with her unexpected presence. Clearly she and Kelly have issues, which Jack tried rather unsuccessfully to involve himself in, and even Ben isn’t altogether comfortable with her sticking around. Maureen isn’t going anywhere, however, as she seems to have an inkling that Genoa City might offer up some fruitful prospects. Who knows what Nikki might be willing to do for her to keep her quiet about her drinking?
Blood at the ranch.
Things are looking like they're going to get very sticky amongst Paul, Michael, Avery, and Dylan as everyone tries to figure out why Dylan had the quarry mud on his boots. The fact that he admitted to a PTSD rage blackout won't help. Neither does Avery acting so defensive on his behalf. The call to the police from the insurance company makes it pretty obvious that Dylan's being set-up...probably by Ian. Dylan making up with Stitch was probably a good move as he'll be in his corner no matter what.
You mean I have a problem.
The scenes with Lauren refusing to let Michael dodge away from confronting their issue were compelling. It will be interesting to see if the little blue pill will work for Michael.
I want a divorce.
Oh what ridiculousness! Long-suffering Neil is going to go it alone and set Hilary free, meanwhile, Hilary, who wants nothing more than to be free to be with Devon, who she just spent the afternoon having sex with, refuses the 'out' and throws herself across Neil vowing that she will never leave him. Argh! Inquiring minds want to know exactly what needs of Neil's that Hilary has been looking after since he came home from the hospital - his needs in bed? Could she come up pregnant and not know who the father is? Is Neil headed for yet another paternity debacle?
You made your single bed.
Oh snap! Chelsea came back with a new attitude about Billy and he rose to the occasion, not even backing off when Victoria saw them 'exploring' at the Dive Bar. These two are hot together. Victoria saw it, and also saw what she thought was Abby flirting with Ben. Maybe in Abby's childish combative way...but yuck. Although Chelsea has a point that Victoria made her single bed, it sucks for her that she finally has her miracle pregnancy and is miserable. What do you think about Billy and Chelsea seeing where things go? Vote in Soaps.com's Y&R Poll: Billy and Chelsea.
Weird comatose love triangle.
The Jack/Kelly/Phyllis not-so-comatose love triangle is about to be on what with Phyllis (astoundingly!) walking away from the clinic in Georgia, and no doubt bound straight for Genoa City. What on earth will Jack do? Just imagine the squirm-a-riffic position that poor man is going to find himself in between those two women. Yike.
- Candace Young