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.
The holiday season is over and Genoa City is getting back to normal, if you can call it "normal," especially with Gloria around. It's a wonder she hasn't uncovered Chloe's dirty little secret about Adam yet. Give her time, though.
Here's one thing I'll say for Mishael Morgan, the actress who portrays Hilary. She isn't afraid to be seen onscreen with no make-up and messy hair. As for Hilary's hubby, Devon, he certainly seems as if he's finished with her this time, although his capacity to forgive her seems boundless. Hilary's really desperate, so I wonder what she'll do to hold on to her marriage - or will she turn to Jack instead?
Steve Burton, the actor who portrays Dylan McAvoy, is leaving the show, so Dylan is not likely to survive his undercover assignment. If he does survive, he will undoubtedly leave town. It seems only a matter of time before Dylan's cover is blown and he is killed by the bad guys. If he dies, his death will send out shockwaves around Genoa City. Many people in GC will grieve for him. Sharon, Nikki and Paul will be absolutely devastated. Paul may even resign as police chief.
Do you like Victoria as the mother of a teenage son? I'm not sure I do. It's going to take some time for me to adjust to it. I'm going to reserve judgement until I see where the storyline is going. One thing for sure, young Reed is headed for TROUBLE. By the way, I thought Billy gave Reed some headphones so that Victoria would not have to hear his guitar. Yet the guitar-playing has been bothering her again.
Gloria is so unwanted. Michael and Lauren can't tolerate her living with them and Kevin doesn't want her either. If her scheme to get an executive position at Fenmore's falls through, she may try other tactics. Now that Jeffrey's out of the picture, she may attempt to latch on to a new man, especially a wealthy older man. John Abbott's gone to the great beyond. However, Gloria could go after Jill's con man husband, Colin. Colin is scheduled to make another appearance in Genoa City soon and the fact that the sly Aussie is married to Jill won't stop Gloria from flirting with him. Colin has a lot in common with Gloria. They are a couple of gold diggers, but they may be too much alike. Eric Forrester (John McCook), the wealthy fashion mogul from The Bold and the Beautiful is about to pay a visit to Genoa City. Gloria may also flirt with him.
Maybe I'm missing something, but has Noah broken up with Marisa. He doesn't mention her and seems to be single.
The next big event in Genoa City will be Valentine's Day. It will be fun to see how Genoa City romances play out on that day.
Well, Fifi, I have to admit that I haven't given the new nanny, Monica, much thought. However, now that you mention her, we'll have to see if she's just a temporary character or if she plays any king of a significant role in the storyline. We'll see if your prediction about her comes true.
The Devon/Hilary storyline is a real drag, as is the Sharon/Dylan thing. I am okay with Dylan leaving town and the show. I wonder if they will kill him off or just make him disappear while they decide if they want to replace him with another actor. The Nick/ Chelsea relationship is falling flat. for me too. They should bring Adam back, even if they have to recast.
I haven't heard about any plans to cast a new actor to replace Steve Burton as Dylan. I could happen somewhere down the line.
The arrival of Jordan could spell trouble for Cane and Lily. Lily did some modelling recently at Brass & Sassy and Cane didn't seem too pleased about it. She's bound to interact with Jordan if she continues modelling and he's a shutterbug at Brass & Sassy. The casting call for the character called for "a sexy African American in his early 30s who's not only a gifted photographer but has serious swagger."
Sean Carrigan will be starring in a new Netflix comedy. Details are not available yet. However, the should be a comfortable fit for Carrigan because he likes to employ his comedic skills. I've met him twice (at the Y&R charity tea in Toronto) and I can attest that he continually cracks jokes In fact, he is a stand-up comedian. It's something he doesn't get a chance to do much in his role as Dr. Ben "Stitch" Rayburn..
This dioesn't mean that fans will see the last of Dr. Stith'em up. It doesn't appear that Carrigan will be leaving his Y&R role He tweeted: "Can't release any details yet, but in addition to playing a doctor in Genoa City, I'll be starring in a new Netflix Comedy Series!"
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Victor may have had humble beginnings, growing up in an orphanage, but he and Nikki are quite snobbish. He looks down on Nick as the owner of a bar. He encouraged Noah to run Newman's Top of the Tower, rather than assist his father at The Underground. Snobby Nikki has always looked down on Sharon for being from the wrong side of the tracks. Yet Nikki herself came from the wrong side of the tracks herself and she was a stripper.
Neither Nick, nor Noah, want anything to do with Newman Enterprises. Victoria is a competent enough businesswoman. The writers were a bit sexist to have her neglect her job because of Travis. If she were a man, they never would have done that. Abby has matured since her "Naked Heiress"days, but she still needs more seasoning and experience. Summer also needs more experience. Faith and Connor and Christian (aka Sully) will be the future. I can picture Faith in business when she gets old enough. Just look at the way she's mastering chess. She's a chip off Victor's block.
So, fans, what do you think? Who should take over the helm of Newman Enterprises when Victor retires?
That's all for now. The next edition of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, February 4, 2017.