Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog
Genoa City for the week of October 27 – 31:
Thankfully it appears one secret is on its way to being tidied up because some are being dragged out to the point where viewers aren’t as excited about them anymore. Here’s hoping November Sweeps brings more ‘secret’ reveals – as you’ll see below, there are a lot of them! There was some fun stuff happening this week, such as the gasp-worthy hairbrush moment and Phyllis luring Nick away to show up at Sharon’s door. “Trick or treat.” Eek! Thoughts:
With the reveal that Victor tested Summer’s hairbrush, not Faith’s, and that it was a match for Nick, we’re making progress toward someone uncovering the fact that Sharon switched the DNA. Hallelujah. Of course, putting the remainder of the pieces together means either Phyllis or Sharon has to regain their memory of events. They could still drag that out. As for Mariah, she switched sides just in time to find out that Victor was right after all and Sharon had done something to Nick. It will be interesting to see if she goes back to hating on her or if she will end up being the one person who supports her when the dust settles.
Well, we still don’t know what she may or may not be hiding as viewers haven’t been given any insight as to what’s in her mind. We have been led to believe she knows things, but is unsure what is real. What she thinks she knows is still – surprise – a secret.
As mentioned in last week’s Restless Rant, Jack’s been waffling and procrastinating, but all the warnings and foreshadowing about the need to tell Phyllis the truth about Kelly has made us feel absolutely certain that just as he decides to come clean, Phyllis will find out in the most inappropriate way possible. That said, she already has to know he had another woman moved in because she would have seen her clothes in the bedroom when she first arrived in Genoa City. Phyllis is no dummy, so she probably already figured out it was Kelly when she found them together at the house. Vote in Soaps.com’s Y&R Poll: Jack’s choice.
Ack, so sad and awkward watching Michael try to deal with possibly having cancer on his own and keeping it from Kevin and Lauren. He should just tell them. It’s awful to see him messing up the trust in the relationship out of stubbornness – especially if – hate to even say it – they don’t have much time left.
What is he writing and what is the purpose? What is the meaning of the cryptic things he’s been saying and the odd words he keeps using?
What is Joe up to? We don’t know yet, but he gets smarmier by the day. Who is he calling with reports? Is he making eyes at Lily? It’s definitely possible. Hmm. Thoughts on the mysterious Joe?
Yeah, sorry Ben, you can't dangle this huge reveal in front of Victoria and then change your mind after a conversation with Ashley. It's dragged on long enough. Hopefully now that Victor is onto Nikki's secret - her drinking - she will be outed and Maureen won't have anything to hold over her - then she can tell Victoria what she overheard in the suite. That should get the ball rolling again.
Who's the daddy? Sigh. When is she due?
How crazy was it that Victoria - the competition - walked into Ashley's lab, which contains the top-secret confidential love potion formula, not once, but twice, and Maureen waltzed right on in as well! With security that lax this love potion is bound to fall into the wrong hands sooner rather than later, and that would...stink.
I don't know what to say about Devon and Hilary agreeing to carry on an affair behind Neil's back except let's hope their relationship is revealed asap. The logic is bent - Neil would be far more hurt to find out they'd carried on under his nose for eons and made him look like a fool. Besides, how is Hilary going to handle the pressure in the bedroom from Neil? She can't put him off forever!
Yeah, I wouldn't want to be Cane when Lily finds out he knew all along about Devon and Hilary. Yike.
He's going to cook up a scheme to pay back Kurtz and his associates and get himself into more hot water with Jill!
Who was the mystery woman that took Chelsea's handkerchief from the church and returned it? We know from casting news that she's Sage Warner, and assume there's a connection to Adam. As for Chelsea and Billy, their interaction was rather inane this week - the way Chelsea baby-talks to the kids made some want to give her a clout. They seemed like a happy couple, however, and got Dylan's blessing for what that's worth, but the clock's ticking and time is running out on their bliss...
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