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.
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:
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.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR Y&R FANS IN TORONTO
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
November 7-9, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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
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.
NIKKI TO VICTORIA:
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.
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