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.
Devon is fortunate to have survived his car crash, even though he was left with a concussion and internal injuries. He can't remember what happened on New Years Eve at the Newman Winters Foundation fundraising gala. However, even if he doesn't regain his memory of that night, Devon will eventually learn the truth. Hilary is deluding herself if she thinks she can prevent him from finding out that she caused Mariah to fall on live television. Too many people know what happened. Lily can't wait to fill her Devon in. She is only holding back because her brother has not yet fully recovered from his accident and she can't upset him. The question is this: To what lengths will Hilary go in order to hang on to Devon?
One of Hilary's problems is that she has made too many enemies, especially among other women. She is certainly not the most popular person in town, to say the least. Her only ally seems to be Jack Abbott. He has sympathy for her and seems to understand her motivations.
What do you think about Ravi and his crush on Ashley? I hope he's just a nervous computer geek and not some demented stalker. He danced with Mariah on New Year's Eve, but they didn't have much of a connection. His mind was on Ashley and she thought he was too much of a tech nerd. She said that he "spoke a foreign language - math." If Mariah doesn't eventually click with Ravi, I hope she finds someone else. It's about time she moved on and showed Kevin he's not the only fish in the sea.
I wonder where this Reed storyline is heading. I still haven't gotten used to the idea of Victoria having a teenage son. Victoria hasn't gotten used to it either. After all, it wasn't too long ago that Reed was about five or six years older than Johnny. Now Reed has aged about eight years and Johnny has remained the same.
Eric Forrester is going to pay a visit to Genoa City. The Bold and the Beautiful patriarch will cross over to B&B's sister soap, The Young and the Restless. The episode will be aired on Friday, January 27th on CBS and Thursday, January 26th on Global TV in Canada.
The Los Angeles fashion mogul will meet with Lauren during his stay in Genoa City. That's not surprising since Lauren's company is seeking investors and she and Eric are both in the fashion business. They are also old flames. They had a brief romance back in the 1990s when Lauren crossed over to The Bold and Beautiful for a while.
Longtime Y&R watchers will remember that McCook once played wealthy jet setter Lance Prentiss. Lance was involved with sisters Lorie and Leslie Brooks.
LINE OF THE WEEK
Jack pays a visit to the home of Michael and Lauren, only to discover that Gloria is back in town.
GLORIA: It's been a long time.
JACK: Not long enough.
Y&R REPORT READERS' POLL
Gloria is stirring up trouble again and make life miserable for sons Michael and Kevin and daugher-in -law Lauren. Are you glad that she has returned to Genoa City?