Y&R Restless Rant Weekly Blog
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Genoa City for the Week of April 20 – 24:
There were plenty of dramatic happenings in Genoa City this week. We had a rest from the Scooby Doo mystery and got to see Jill, Colin, and Gloria! Thoughts:
The Great Houdini.
Where to start? In a nutshell, the entire scenario with Jack/Kelly, Yack/Phyllis, Victor/Yack’s partnership feels like it happened too fast and is too ‘out there’. Stitch splitting with Victoria and sleeping with Abby was an utterly emotion-free blur, and before the disappointment of that had time to set in, the Abbotts found out Victor and Victoria were in at Jabot, and Ben found himself working with/for all three women he’s bedded. To think Ben once was a character with such integrity… Vote in Soaps.com’s Y&R Poll: Abby and Stitch. It was nice to see Ghost John even if the whole bit with Jack slipping out of his bonds and then allowing Kelly to hit him over the head with a baseball bat was unbelievable. Also annoying was Kyle being all over the map – just last week he was snarly and rude to Jack and couldn’t have cared less about the family business and this week he’s Jack’s staunchest supporter? Huh? I also wondered how Jack went ahead with the partnership without the approval of the board, when Ash and Billy had already readied the board to vote him out? Details, details… The positives are to be found in the comic relief, mostly surrounding the over-confident and pervy Yack. The Abbotts thinking Jack has gone nuts, Billy wondering aloud if Victor and Jack had a ‘mind meld’ in the rubble of The Underground, and Victor scolding Yack about his unseemly and un-Abbottlike behavior have all been gold nuggets in this storyline.
The whole truth.
I actually enjoyed the drama surrounding Neil’s court hearing. There were numerous tense interactions and then Hilary pulled off her plan to deal with Mobley. It’s definitely unsavory that she slept with the guy though. I would have preferred that she drugged him and took photos so it would appear they slept together, but what’s done is done. So Neil got probation and community service and Hilary felt free to tell Devon the truth after that, which was satisfying. The kicker will come when Neil learns Hilary was behind the plea deal and actually still loves Devon.
The clock is ticking.
Dylan's clash with Paul at Crimson Lights in which he wondered if Paul was actually interested in justice was a bit of an eyebrow-raiser, and made Dylan a little more interesting. It was good that he called Paul out because as noted in last week's Restless Rant, Paul taking such a hard line with everyone is out of character. Dylan later raised his voice to Sharon and accused her of being the killer, which successfully provoked her into defending herself. I like the connection building between them!
No need to pretend.
Dylan and Avery may love each other but the writing is on the wall. They are both more invested in 'helping' other people. Avery got into it with Sharon, which was fun until Michael appeared and collapsed. Ack. Dylan, meanwhile, got into it with Joe, who snowed him a bit with the 'woe is me' stuff. Either way, Dylan was right that Avery had already made up her mind about going to Chicago.
Keep a close eye on your husband.
The drama surrounding Michael and Lauren was pretty compelling what with him blowing up at her in public, and others noticing not only that, but him pushing her to spend time with Cane. How awesome was it to see Jill and Colin, and for Jill to put Michael on the hot seat as only she can do! Much more of them please. As for Colin warning Lily about Lauren, that was an interesting choice, and she seemed to heed his advice as she went to get Cane for dinner.
Rolling in his grave.
As with Jill, it was amazing to have Gloria back and acting exactly like herself - grousing about Jeffrey, weighing in on the Abbott family drama, and giving questionable advice to Chelsea. More!
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- Candace Young