The Young and the Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of February 8 – 12:
It was definitely an interesting week for The Young and the Restless. There were certainly some dramatic happenings, and thanks to Valentine’s Day we got a tad more romance, but nothing really had me leaping out of my seat overwhelmed with feeling storyline-wise. That being said, some of the acting this week was phenomenal! Let’s break it down:
Tucker Tizzy: Honestly, I don’t know what the writers are doing with this character. The way he treated Jill at the beginning of this week was a complete turnabout from the classy gentleman and lover he had been since they met. It left me wondering if they want us to despise the man! But then there was a scene with Kay and Tucker that seemed to humanize him just a little. This week made me miss the original characterization of Tucker even more…color me confused.
Adam’s Angle: Yes, the leech always has an angle – even when taking his bride on a honeymoon! Adam was obviously feeling the walls closing in and wanted to hightail it out of GC. Too bad he was unsuccessful in convincing Sharon to move to the tropics – now he’ll have to face Ashley’s magical returning memory, and Phyllis and Neil’s determined efforts to bring him down. One thing I appreciate in the way this is unfolding is the ironic timing – Adam’s misdeeds and lies unraveling just as he is finally winning Victor’s trust back. Good deal. Worth noting: I love watching Adam interact with both Phyllis and Billy – characters who he realizes he cannot manipulate!
Jabot Jolt: Great classic scenes between Victor and Jack this week – they always are – but there is something in what Traci says about continuing to focus on this vendetta when Colleen lost her life over it. I think it would be an interesting choice if the writers were to figure in that element when penning the Jack and Victor stuff – let the characters evolve to some degree as a result of that experience.
Glo No-No: I have huge issues with Gloria being pegged by Victor as the Ambassadress of Jabot. Hello! Gloria is not just associated with the tainted face cream – she’s the one who tainted it!! The world knows this! Victor always puts business first – so it would seem that this is a purely emotional decision based on his need to ‘get’ Jack. It seems strange to me that Victor would make a move that could be disastrous for the company he is supposedly protecting for Katherine. I don’t get it – is this just a way to get Gloria into a storyline?
Pouting Princess: Yeah, the scenes between Billy and Victoria in the bar started out interesting, but at some point this week this potential pairing fizzled for me. I don’t really even know what the problem is – maybe it’s too predictable (lovers from rival families), or maybe it’s just that I find Victoria’s personality so off-putting that I quickly tire of seeing her with anyone. Speaking of which…
JT's Free: Too bad he didn't come to his senses while Colleen was still alive and kickin'. Oh well. It looks like they'll hook him up with Mac (who has been surprisingly cute hoovering up all the pizza in town), but I think that pairing will ultimately be a big yawn. Give JT a little spice in his life - an exciting, intriguing new woman! JT side note: Kudos to him for continuing to stand up to The Mustache. I'm sure he'll live to regret it, but it's nice to see someone call Victor on his obnoxiously arrogant side. Love it!
In Her Sights: Amber better look out if Crazy Daisy's targeting Daniel! Yikes!
The Ol' Switcheroo: Well, it's done - the switch between Patty and Emily that we all saw coming. I'm not a fan of plots that are too 'out there' or those that are too predictable, and, unfortunately, this story falls into both of those categories. However, the acting from both Stacy Haiduk and Doug Davidson is so superb that every scene ends up being must-see. So, even though I find the story absurd, and saw it coming a mile away, I am nevertheless being entertained - absolutely!
Valentine's Day: Thanks for the romance, writers! It was in pretty small doses, but at least we got some. There was the tropical loving with Sharon and Adam - dicey viewing depending on your opinion of Adam - but who didn't wish for a hot getaway after those scenes?! I also loved the Valentine gift swap between Kay and Murphy, and how they sneaked off upstairs at the Club to get busy! Not to be forgotten were the scenes with Cane and Lily - exceedingly romantic whether you like them as a couple or not! Maybe we'll get some more on Monday's episode - one can always hope!
So, I'm not wild about all of the writing currently, but it will definitely be interesting to see if Patty gets away with her ruse (not for too long I hope), and to find out what Phyllis learned in Boston - squirm, Adam, squirm! There's always something to look forward to on Y&R! What are your rants and raves this week? Share them with Soaps.com in the space below! Feel free to check out the Y&R Spoilers for more scoops.