Saturday, November 8, 2014

Y&R Report (November 8, 2014): The Latest on The Young and the Restless

Hey Y&R fans, every second Saturday TV Banter discusses the latest happenings and provides commentary on your favourite daytime drama. Note to U.S. readers - SPOILER ALERT: Here in Canada, I watch the show on Global TV which is one episode ahead of CBS.  I will inevitably refer to incidents you haven't seen yet. Read at your own risk.  If you are the curious type, though, you may prefer to discover some things in advance.

Well, folks, are you really surprised that Nick and Sharon's Halloween wedding never happened?  I didn't think so.  It's been quite obvious that those two would not get married.  Their dream of uniting their family has turned into a nightmare.  As Victor would say, "It ain't gonna happen."

Poor Sharon!  Her life is collapsing all around her.  Everyone has turned away from her, even her beloved Nick. So much for his promise that no secret could change how he felt about her.  So much for his vows that that their relationship could withstand any deep, dark revelation.  He didn't even try to understand her side of the story. It didn't matter to him that she was mentally ill with bipolar disorder.  He just abandoned her and put up a wall, just as he did when Cassie died.

Nick's reaction was par for the course where he's concerned.  I wasn't one bit surprised.  The problem with that guy is that he is all dimples and no backbone. He's spineless.  He could see that Phyllis was bullying and tormenting Sharon and he didn't even tell her to stop.  She was ready to push Sharon down the stairs.

As for Nick's decision to have Faith live with him, that was really a cruel blow to the woman he so recently professed to love.  Sharon has made plenty of mistakes, but so have Mr. Dimples and the vicious Red Head.  Not only that, but they don't have bipolar disorder.

Phyllis was determined to get her revenge, and she got it!  Yet, who is she to be so judgmental of Sharon?  Remember when she tried to run over Paul and Christine a.k.a Cricket?  Remember how she broke up the marriage of the Cricketmeister and Danny Romalotti?  Remember how her affair with Nick broke his 10-year marriage to Sharon?  I don't remember Sharon intending to kill anyone, and she's never interfered with anyone's marriage.  As for Nick, I don't recall him becoming an outcast when he dumped Sharon and left his family for Phyllis.

Fiery Phyllis is on the warpath.  Kelly and Jack will be the next to feel her wrath. They had better watch out!  After discovering Kelly's photo in Jack's desk drawer, she is on the verge of discovering the truth about them.  Foolish Jack waited too long to be honest with Phyllis.  Now, because of his dithering and procrastination, he and Kelly will have to face her anger and vengeance.  We all know what they say about a woman scorned.  Well, that goes double for Phyllis.

As usual, Victor comes out smelling like a rose.  For the Black Knight, it's mission accomplished. He has achieved everything he set out to do.  He has succeeded in breaking up Nicholas and Sharon. In addition, he has the satisfaction of knowing that  Supergirl Summer has Newman blood flowing in her veins and that she is not tainted by Abbott blood.  As an added bonus, his arch-enemy, Jack Abbott, has really messed up with Phyllis and is heartbroken that he is not Supergirl's biological father.

I don't feel too bad for Summer.  She's happy that Nick the Jerk is her daddy.  In Nick's eyes, Sharon's worst offence was to upset Summer's life - even though she has been nothing but kind and supportive to Supergirl.  Remember that touching scene when Nick hugged his daughter and proclaimed, "No one is going to take my Supergirl away from me again."

I think there is a good chance that Jack Abbott's son, Kyle, will soon return to Genoa City.  Here's why.  Kyle was devastated when he learned that Summer is his half-sister.  He was quite smitten with Supergirl, Now that Jack phoned  him that Summer is actually Nick's biological daughter, and not his blood relative, he may leave New York and return to Genoa City.  That would definitely create problems for Supergirl's marriage to Austin.


Carly from Barrhaven, Ontario saw Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) at the Ottawa National Women's show on October 26, 2014.  She sent me an email about the event.  Here is what she wrote:

I went to see Melody Thomas Scott at the Women's Show yesterday.  She looked great & one of the questions posed to her is how she continues to look so good & using Renee Zellweger (who has had her face changed drastically & not for the better) as an example.  She just said that if she did not feel happy about something she would make changes but so far she feels good about herself & also said how much she loves to eat.  I was hoping someone would ask about all the cast members who have left especially Michael Muhney (ex-Adam) but no one did.  She was asked questions about acting with Eric Braeden (Victor) & basically she said that he is who he is & if he wants to get off the set he pretends to get a phone call on his cell which he does constantly in the storylines & they let him do funny.  Lilana Novakovich (the woman who makes arrangements for soap stars to appear in Canada) was with her & they are good friends.   They auctioned off a bunch of vintage photos with the proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer.  

Carly also mentioned that Melody & Lilana arrived at 630 a.m. on a Sunday morning and the first thing they did was visit the War Memorial in Ottawa.  It was just days after the tragic shooting of a Canadian soldier there on the morning of October 22nd.  Thanks for sharing your information with us, Carly.


Another new character is coming to Genoa City.  Nadine Nicole, who portrayed Shari on The Bold and the Beautiful, will take on the recurring role of Gwen.  It seems as if her character has a split personality.  In a report in Soap Opera Digest, Gwen is described as conservative accountant at Jabot Cosmetics who who becomes an entirely different person at night.

Nicole, who is from Detroit, Michigan, has made appearances on several prime time shows including CSI and The Protector, will show up on The Young and the Restless on December 3 on CBS and December 2 on Global TV in Canada.

Nadine Nicole


Actor Doug Davidson, who portrays Clueless himself (Genoa City police chief Paul Williams), will be appearing on the main stage at the National Women's Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at 1:30 P.M. tomorrow, Sunday November 9th.  I am planning to be there.  Doug has a great sense of humour.  I've seen him in person a few times.

National Women's Show

Toronto, Ontario

November 7-9, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Show Hours
Friday, November 7, 2014, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bring a friend & have some fun!

1:30 p.m.
Doug Davidson,
who stars as Paul
discusses life on

Doug Davidson

Doug Davidson, who stars as Paul Williams from The Young & the Restless, LIVE on Main Stage!

Meet Doug Davidson:
Celebrating 35 years in the role, Doug Davidson, who stars as Paul Williams, joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in May 1978. Nominated for his first Daytime Emmy in 2003, Doug picked up additional nods in 2011 Best Supporting Actor and in 2010 & won the EMMY in 2013 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama.

By the way, Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) has just finished visiting our fair city. She was here to attended some charity events.  Amelia had been scheduled to appear at the National Women's Show too, but cancelled out.



You know, you and Paul should start a club - the "I'm Worried About Nikki Society." I'm sure there'd be standing room only.


Is Nick treating Sharon too harshly?
Yes, definitely. Nick is behaving like a jerk. After all, he promised that no secret would destroy their relationship.
Yes, Sharon's bipolar condition caused her to behave that way,
No, Sharon deserves what's coming to her. She's hurt a lot of people. It's payback time.
Don't know.
Poll Maker

Please remember that the next edition of Y&R Report will be published on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

- Joanne 

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