Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog
Coming clean. (CBS)
Genoa City for the Week of March 16 – 20:
Genoa City has taken on a different feel. Perhaps darker, as the mystery features heavily and no one seems particularly happy. Viewers are talking about favorites such as Jill, Colin, Michael, and Lauren getting little to no screen time. Thoughts:
Not rushing it.
Well, Adam’s toast at the engagement party made a ripple as opposed to a splash. Not that we really expected he would just announce his true identity – no, more likely it will come out at a much more inconvenient time not of his choosing. Nonetheless, there was a nice little build-up there with Adam announcing he wanted his wife to know how much he loved her, and adding cryptically, “She doesn’t even know who I am.” That was fun…and quite enough for Jack, who pulled him unceremoniously into the other room. He warned Adam that telling everyone who he is now is a move Victor would make, which was an astute observation, and probably one of the only things he could have said to give Adam pause. After that it was all about Chelsea drifting around the house looking unsettled and Billy insisting he wasn’t rushing the marriage before turning around and asking Chelsea to do the deed within thirty days. Cue the eye-rolls as Jack had just asked for the same commitment from Phyllis. Chelsea seemed relieved to learn they would have to wait. As mentioned in last week’s Restless Rant, the only thing keeping us going here is anticipation for the Adam reveal – perhaps why they keep teasing it.
Though Jack’s made his choice and the Phyllis/Kelly grudge match no longer holds as much appeal, it’s been interesting to realize that both of these women seem to genuinely believe that they’re innocent of the suite set-up and the poisoning. Sure Kelly confessed, but only because Victor instructed her to – she was truly offended when Stitch assumed she had actually done what she’d confessed to doing. This means that one of the women did the dirty deeds and blocked it out, or that someone else has been setting up both women all along. Which begs the question, how long has Victor’s plan been in motion? As for this week’s events, Phyllis going to confront Kelly was classic impulsive Phyllis, and Kelly bopping her on the head with a champagne bottle was an unexpected and entertaining little development. It was especially fun when Kelly showed up at the ranch all twitchy and distressed and half-whispered to Victor, “I bonked her…” Hehe. It will be interesting to see where this goes next what with Victor warning his confessional conspirator to be ready, and the preview showing Kelly stabbing Phyllis – a dream/fantasy? Vote in Soaps.com’s Y&R Poll: Who was responsible for the tea poisoning?
Drove him to drink.
Hilary had a hard time concealing her ongoing concern for Neil and Devon, and Cane picked up on it. It's anyone's guess why he would bother to call her out on it at this point, but he did, and Lily then got involved. Though it began as another argument, it ended with Cane prompting Lily to consider what love means which brought them closer together again. Hilary later vented to a man sitting next to her in the dive bar, who got more than he bargained for when she launched into a ranty confession about telling the man she loved that she didn't love him. Meanwhile, Nikki and Devon convened over the situation with Neil, who ultimately did the right thing by coming clean to Paul. Will Paul believe him? Christine is bound to lose what's left of her mind if Nikki walks...
Avery, Joe and Dylan are stuck in a repetitive cycle. At least this week's scenario revealed new information about Joe, who grew up in a home with an abusive father. This adds a much-needed layer to the character. Hopefully Avery asking Dylan to give Joe the benefit of the doubt was the straw that broke the camel's back for their relationship. Besides, Sharon's going to need him...
Everyone's a suspect.
You can say that again. It seems that the Scooby Doo gang is pulling murder suspects out of the clear blue sky now, but magically, each time they do, something new happens that makes it seem possible the person was involved. Undoubtedly Austin riled up a few people with his questions, or got them to reveal things they would now like to delete off his computer, but as far as motive for murder? Doubtful. Besides, people such as Stitch and Sharon were rather busy on the night Austin was killed. Stitch was helping care for people from The Underground collapse in Crimson Lights and Sharon had Faith and was with Dylan. Sharon also had Faith the night someone wrote on the mirror in Victoria and Stitch's house, and only returned her to Nick the next morning. It seems Stitch was written into this mystery for the sole purpose of pushing him together with Abby - it's pretty transparent. Bottom line: this will probably be a drawn out affair, with known Genoa City residents being accused before the culprit is revealed to be someone from Austin's past or something. Of course it will take a bit as Paul and company don't even realize there's been a murder yet.
Can we talk about Sage making out with Nick in public? So much for pretending to be in a legit marriage with Gabriel for Mr. Tipton's benefit - he could walk right in there and see her!
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- Candace Young