The Young and the Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of November 9 – 13:
It’s been a good week on The Young and the Restless – romance, intrigue, business deals, and a few laughs! The show was a little boring in spots – particularly considering this is November Sweeps – but overall it’s a thumbs up. Let’s take a look at what happened:
Chance’s Stabbing: While the stabbing itself was pretty cheesy, and there was no real feeling conveyed that Chance was actually in grave danger of dying, the scenes surrounding Chance being in the hospital were entertaining. I relished the scenes between various characters such as Katherine/Chloe, Nina/Chloe, Nina/Jill, and Nina/Phillip.
Billy/Mac: Great stuff this week as these two realize what we’ve known all along – they have little in common and don’t ‘get’ each other. Sad sack Mac is usually a bummer of a character, but I do enjoy the way she stands up to Billy when she sets her mind.
Billy/Chance/Chloe: Are the writers doing a great job of developing this triangle, or what? When Billy walked in and witnessed the heart-warming scene taking place between Chloe, Chance, and Delia in the hospital room, I didn’t know what to think! While I was loving the interaction with the trio (and Delia’s adorable little hat), my heart instantly broke a bit for Billy, who somewhere deep down surely knows that it should be him in that scenario with Chloe and Delia, but is absolutely lost. While some viewers will have chosen the couple they’re rooting for by now, I’ll admit to being completely torn, and loving every minute these characters are onscreen!
Phillip: There were some quality scenes with Phillip this week. Thom Bierdz does such a good job portraying Phillip’s struggle to connect, and to fit somewhere within his own family. He’s such a unique character. I was moved when he explained to Chloe why he was buying Chance the “Huckleberry Finn” book, adding that he was worried about the inscription, and she told him that being with Chance was more important. The follow-up scene between Phillip and Chance was also good, as they took baby steps toward reconnecting and Chance told him he could sign the book from ‘Dad’. Character-driven family stuff makes you feel something inside.
Nick’s Office: The scenes in Nick’s office have been sort of dull. I’m all for business and boardroom intrigue, but the scenes between Jack/Nick, and Nick/Adam give you a feeling of ‘been there, done that’ when you watch them. Not too exciting. Something needs to happen at Newman to capture our attention.
Phyllis: There’s nothing like ‘intense’ Phyllis, and we’ve been treated to plenty of her this week! Sure, Phyllis has mellowed, but that fire is still there. Mama Bear’s claws came out when the woman who very nearly killed her daughter tried to make contact with her this week – not too many mothers would have reacted much differently from Phyllis. And how about her run-in with Deacon? Two hot-tempered redheads in one room – wowza – great scene! But, what I don’t like is how miserable Phyllis is with Daniel and Amber. It totally irks me that she doesn’t support and respect her own son’s decisions, and that she looks down on Amber, since she’s always taken issue with those who look down on her. Anyway, Phyllis is stirring stuff up again, which is always good TV!
Cane/Lily/Neil/Mac: Well, Neil's concerns were summarily dismissed by a very determined Lily this week! I like that they've made her a more assertive character. As far as Mac carrying their baby is concerned, the writing is on the wall - this could very well become a triangle. It should prove interesting to see how it will tie in to the Chance/Chloe/Billy triangle with Billy as the common denominator, actually making it two quadrangles. I wonder how many viewers see a spark with Cane/Mac? Anyone?
Ryder/Daisy: I lumped these two together, because I have a feeling they're connected somehow. What's really great is trying to figure them out right now. Theories abound. I noticed how Daisy went out of her way to publicly confront Ryder this week - which leads me to believe she did that to throw people off of any thought they may be connected - could they be brother/sister, working for their mother to bring Lauren and Michael down? Hmmm. I think Daisy resembles Lauren too, but that could be coincidence. This story seems plot-driven, which isn't great, but right now it's compelling. The big thing is to find out the identity of Ryder's mother - that will add a new element to the story and answer a lot of the questions. I loved how Ryder was more surprised than anyone when Michael told him he confirmed his alibi! Too funny! I enjoyed the run-in between Ryder and Deacon too - lucky us!
Ashley/Adam: Clearly Ashley's not playing with a full deck. She told Jack she couldn't go back to work at Jabot because she needed to focus on her girls, then immediately went and told Nick she would be getting involved at Newman. Not only that, but she seems to be plotting some sort of business takeover involving Adam! Ashley's a mess - not who she used to be at all! Did you get a load of her snapping at Abby's teacher?! Hmm.
Abby Gone Wild: Abby's about as stable as her mother is these days. Poor Faith living with three loons at the Ranch! Although I get a huge kick out of Abby trying to hook up with Ryder, for the most part she's still an annoying spoiled brat when she's on the screen, and grates on the nerves.
Patty/Jack/Emily: Well, with Patty issuing threats, and starting to remember what happened in the woods - look out Genoa City! Once Pattycakes gets wind of lookalike Emily romancing her man, it's going to be switch and bait time! Here's hoping that rascal Jack finally gets what he deserves for double dipping!
The Wedding: One of the cutest weddings I've seen in a while. I was smiling at Mrs. C. getting quickie-ordained online, and at Jana's gloom and doom face because it was Friday the 13th. I loved the vows, and especially the spooky ending with someone smashing a pair of binoculars in anger - could it have been Deacon? Or Ryder's mysterious mom? Muahahahaha!
Jill/Paul: As usual, the best 'til last - Jill planting that hot kiss on poor, unsuspecting Paul. A real whoop-out-loud moment! Loved it! Could we see a Jill/Paul/Nina triangle? Imagine the two of them battling over a man - poor Paul indeed!
Well, we haven't had the heart-pounding drama such as surrounded Colleen's death, but the darkness has lifted considerably (for the time being) and there has been plenty of balance in the story-telling. I'm especially loving the character-driven stories that make you feel emotion, and the fact that we've been seeing most of the characters on canvas.
What have you liked or disliked this past week? Share your observations with Soaps.com in the comment section below!
- Candace Young