Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog
Amused Adam? (CBS)
Genoa City for the Week of January 12 – 16:
The Phyllis and Kelly stuff stood out this week on “The Young and the Restless.” Thoughts:
As mentioned in last week’s Y&R Restless Rant, the (very subtle) clues are increasingly pointing to the people accusing Victor of being straight-up evil and uncaring ending up with egg on their face. When Avery suggested that Joe use his talents for something ‘worthwhile’ he replied, “Who says I’m not?” With Gerolomo being the patron saint of orphans, well, let’s just say I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Victor plans to use the proceeds of the sale to build the Katherine Chancellor Home for Orphans or something. Of course many feel he needs the cash to prop up the struggling Chancellor Industries, including Nikki, and Cane and Jill, who plan to move in for the kill. My question this week is if Victor’s company is truly in a financial crunch, why isn’t his arch-rival Jack Abbott all over it? Their sparring outside the penthouse about Summer and Adam was entertaining, especially when Jack slipped and referred to Adam in the present tense, but they are first and foremost business rivals. Jack should be busting Victor’s butt at every opportunity about his financial issues and the development deal. As for Dylan being under siege at Crimson Lights, the brick and the thugs could be the work of someone in the warehouse district who wants to sell out and is angry at Dylan for trying to scuttle the deal.
Don’t get too attached.
Jack is pretty busy with more domestic drama these days. Knowing Adam is alive, he gave Billy a couple of cryptic warnings about his relationship with Chelsea. He has also been contending with the ever-accelerating feud between Kelly and Phyllis. Yep, ol’ smilin’ Jack wound up blindfolded in bed with the wrong woman and then spent the rest of the week doing that fish-out-of-water facial expression as each woman worked to convince him that the other was behind the set-up. Although some are sick of Jack standing there gaping silently, this has become kind of fun. The intensity of the women has been fantastic – “Get ready for this, B****!” – and the twists just keep coming. One of these chicks is really a mastermind at conniving – but which one? Vote in Soaps.com’s Y&R Poll: Was Phyllis or Kelly behind the set-up?
Michael’s cancer dinner.
The story of Michael’s prostate cancer is moving along. That was such an awkward moment with Paul and Christine sharing their baby news just as Michael was prepared to drop the bomb. Phyllis finding out was moving. It was great how she took his hand and said, “What are we dealing with?” It was odd how they went on to discuss her issues with Kelly, though, in light of what Michael had just told her.
Chemistry is magic.
Um, Ashley knew Ben was in love with Victoria and that she was possibly carrying his child back when she hired him, so why is she suddenly so concerned about his relationship with her being an issue for their work?
Busy in the bedroom.
It's really feeling like past time for the Neil/Hilary/Devon mess to break wide-open. At this point, Neil deserves whatever he gets simply because he refuses to stop constantly using awkward cheesy lines to brag to his kids (and anyone who will listen) about his sex life and his hot wife. Cringe-worthy. Also, they are pushing the envelope to make some of these scenarios happen. For instance, Cane told Lily he was taking Neil to an appointment and she didn't ask what appointment, or why Neil asked Cane to take him and not her or Hilary? Also a stretch, Lily wanting to go away with Hilary on a spa retreat.
This is kind of interesting having Chelsea and Sharon working together. You have to wonder what Adam thought when he walked in and found them together. Hehe. Anyway, it was nice for him to get some time with Connor, but he probably should have considered how creepy it would seem for him to be holding Chelsea's child when she came back into the room.
Work it out?
It's interesting how everyone is advising Sharon to fight and even fight dirty, but her instinct is still to try and work something out with Nick. If he remains obstinate, she's going to have no choice but to do what she has to do... What are your thoughts?
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