As we have seen, Victor is capable of wreaking just as much havoc behind bars as he does when he is free. He is the ultimate master manipulator. No one is more aware of that than his own wife, Nikki, who is as addicted to Victor as she is to alcohol. Nikki warned Dr. Meredith Gates about her husband. She warned Meredith that Victor wasn't to be trusted and that he was a "chameleon." Yet the good doctor insisted that she will try to get Victor's sentence reduced. She is like putty in Victor's hands. She has sympathy for the underdog, but she doesn't realize that Victor is not an underdog. She has become so emotionally involved with him that she has abandoned her sense of professionalism.
There is going to be quite a custody battle over baby Christian/Sully. That child is certainly gong to be messed up with so many people fighting over him. Sharon won't want to give him up. She'll argue that she's the only mother he's ever really known. Dylan, of course, will be devastated when he learns that Sharon hid her miscarriage from him and that he's not "Sully.s" biological child. Yet he'll still want to be Sully's dad. Adam and Chelsea will also seek custody of "Christian" when they discover that he is still alive. After all, they will declare, Adam is his biological father They will also like the idea of having a little brother for Connor. Then there's Nick. He will probably also seek custody of "Christian." too. The wisdom of Solomon might not be enough to resolve that dispute.
By the way, I think that Mariah will be the one to let the cat out of the bag about "Christian." She knows about Sharon's deception. There's a reason why the writers had her moving back into her mother's place.
Now that Max Rayburn has been sent for psychiatric treatment, I wonder what will happen to his character. Jared Breeze, the young actor who plays him, is very good in the role. The problem is that there doesn't seem to be much storyline left for Max.
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I think that new décor in Billy Abbott's home is awful. I guess they are trying to make it appear masculine by choosing dark colours but in term of being pleasing to the eyes, the dark colours do not provide a good background to the characters and they are also depressing.
The space (which used to be Mrs. Chancellor's mansion) looks so much smaller.
You are absolutely right, Fifi. I couldn't agree with you more. I am not impressed with Billy's makeover of the Chancellor estate and neither were the respondents to a Y&R Report' poll on the subject. The colours are dark and forbidding, a reflection of Billy's soul right now. The place doesn't seem like a large estate anymore. It definitely appears much smaller. Mrs. Chancellor had servants because her mansion was so large. Is Billy Boy taking care of the grand estate all by himself. I haven't seen him doing any housework. Chez Billy is so gloomy that its owner should hire Lurch from The Addams Family to be his butler.
As you can tell, I'm not pleased with what the writers have done to Billy Abbott's character. Yes, he's always been careless and irresponsible. Now, however, the writers have added a cruel, mean streak to him. Where before he was mischievous and happy-go-lucky, he has become cold, vengeful and resentful. He used to have a twinkle in his eye, especially when Billy Miller played the role. Now he seldom smiles, laughs or jokes. My guess is that the writers decided to make his character resemble Phyllis' so that the two would have more in common and they could be "soulmates." In the process, they have destroyed the Billy that many people liked, including myself.
Melissa Ordway and husband welcome new baby
Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman, a.k.a. Mrs. Stitch 'em up) and her husband, Justin Michael Gaston (ex-Ben Weston, Days of our Lives), have adopted a beautiful baby girl named Olivia Christine Gaston. The child was born on April 30, 2016 and Melissa posted a photo of her new daughter on Instagram with the caption "Every good and perfect gift is from above."
It must have been difficult for Melissa to portray Abby's fall on the stairs and the subsequent loss of her baby while at the same time adopting one of her own. Abby's baby was a girl too.
Justin Hartley (Adam Newman) will star in new NBC series
If you are a big fan of Justin Hartley as Adam Newman, I'd advise you to enjoy his performances you while you can. His future on The Young and the Restless is up in the air. That's because the NBC network has picked up the pilot for a new prime time series starring Hartley. The show is called This is Us and it chronicles the lives of a number of character who have puzzling links to each other, including the same birthday. Justin Hartley portrays Kevin, a flourishing television actor. The rest of the cast includes Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, and Ron Cephas Jones.
If this series really takes off, it is doubtful that Justin will remain with Y&R. If he leaves, the role of Adam Newman will probably be filled by another actor. Since Adam is integral to the storyline, it is highly unlikely that the character will be written off or killed off.
What is your initial impression of bar owner Travis Crawford, played by Michael Roark?
That's all for now. Don't forget that the next edition of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, May 28, 2016.