Restless Rant
Week of February 1 – 5:

The Young and the Restless has given us lots of drama the past week. Stories are building up to the breaking point and it’s delicious! The writers are still not giving me enough in the romance and comic relief departments – they seem to almost become preoccupied with the negative stuff sometimes, which I always mention because I do prefer writing with a good balance of elements. Yes, we’ve had the wedding planning going on, but I really don’t care enough about Dr. Emily Peterson to get my romance fix from her giddiness. Anyway, here’s what caught my attention this week:

Faux Fight: How great was that fight between Victor and Adam in the Club?! I was on the edge of my seat, and took great delight in the smaller nuances of the scene, such as Billy snapping pics with a big grin on his face, and Jack relishing every moment of Victor’s public display! Excellent scene!

See Nick Make a Plan: I’m still skeptical that Nick was able to come up with the ‘Tucker Takedown’ scheme all on his own, but apparently it is so. Unfortunately, hatching this impressive idea did nothing to enhance the character, who continued spending his time flip-flopping between Sharon and Phyllis, and following Victor around like a minion all week.

No More Secrets: Um, isn’t this what Nick and Phyllis promised each other after their last fight? The result has been him lying to her about Victor and Adam, and her lying to him about trying to get the goods on Adam! I’m definitely starting to think they get off on the breakup/makeup thing and subconsciously set themselves up for dissension and drama!

I Can See the Light: It’s going to be a slow process, folks, but a ray of light is starting to pierce through the fog in Sharon’s mind. Maybe it’s just me, but I figure if almost everyone in town warns me that my new husband is a consummate con-artist and insincere sociopath – maybe that’s because he is!! Now don’t get me wrong, Sharon is as sharp as they come sometimes, and this isn’t lack of intelligence, but instead it’s her stubbornness, along with her desire to not have everyone saying, “I told you so,” that is keeping her from seeing the truth too readily. Here’s hoping she gets on the Ashley Train before too long!

Nashley and Co: What a supportive little couple Neil and Ashley have turned out to be! I like them! And what could be more entertaining than having Phyllis ‘I Will Never Let It Go’ Newman on their team as they try to bring Adam down? I ask you?! Anyway, it was great fun seeing Ashley confronting everyone on earth this week – Victor, Adam, Tucker…who’s next?

Liven Up Lily:
She has every right to be emotional given her circumstances, but the bottom line is that unless you’re a big Lily fan, the scenes this week just weren’t that interesting to watch. Change is needed!

Billy/Chloe Scenes: I like how they are throwing them together here and there. Their chemistry is electric – even if she’s teasing him about getting some ‘bootaaay’. You can tell by the way Chloe talks to Emily about Billy that he really is the love of her life, even though she’s currently committing herself to Chance.