Saturday, September 30, 2017

Y&R Report (September 30, 2017): 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 fans, now we finally know why Graham has a hold on Dina.  Dina broke up Graham's family when she had an affair with his father, tennis pro Brent Davis.  She is guilty about that and feels the need to make it up to him.  Also, Ashley Abbott is Graham's half sister.  They share the same father - Brent Davis.  That's why Dina becomes so upset whenever Graham mentions Ashley's paternity.  She doesn't want him to know that they have the same daddy.

Recently I chatted with some Y&R viewers and I came up with a theory about Cane and Juliet.  After listening to their ideas, here is what I have surmised:  I think Sugar Cane Ashby is being taken for a ride by Juliet.  She's really playing him for a fool.  She set him from the beginning.  Cane is not the father of Juliet's baby.  Nothing happened that night in Tokyo.  Cane was too drunk.  The father of Juliet's baby is most likely Mr. Soto, the Japanese businessman that she and Cane were trying to make a deal with for Brass & Sassy.  Juliet's hanky panky with Mr. Soto sealed the deal.

Cane and Lily will eventually learn the truth.  However, in typical soap fashion, it will be too late.  Their divorce will be final.  Then, in typical soap fashion, they can remarry (If you are keeping score, that would be 3 weddings and two remarriages for them.  However, that's nothing compared to the number of times Victor and Nicki have married, divorced and remarried).

I really enjoyed those flashbacks of Cassie (Camryn Grimes) as a child with Alice (Tamara Clatterbuck).  I have to say Tamara has aged well and hasn't changed much.

That was an interesting conversation Abby had with Scott Grainger on the subject of his relationship with Sharon opposites attracting.  Abby responded that even if opposites attract, they have to have common interests or the romance won't work out.  To me, this was a foreshadowing of a future romance between her and Scott.  I've said all along that Sharon will end up back with Nick.  I can't wait to see if I'm right about that.

Y&R has a habit of making certain characters perennial losers.  Other characters, especially Victor Newman, always seem to come out on top.  The biggest losers seem to be Noah Newman, Paul Williams and Cane Ashby.  When Noah learns the truth about Tessa and Mariah, he's going to be devastated.  As for Paul, he's still "Clueless."  When Sharon suggested take their information about the prostitution ring to Paul, Scott replied that they couldn't take a chance of letting the criminals know the police are on to them.  Paul just takes too long to crack a case.

Graham seems to know that Victor always wins.  That's why he feels it's wise to align himself with "Mr Moneybags."  Graham want to be in Victor's good books.  He knows that Victor will "crush" Jack Abbott, so he want to be on Victor's side.

Victor really is the ultimate master manipulator. He even brought Kevin Fisher back to town to do his dirty work.  Poor Nick cannot break away from Victor no matter how hard he tries.  Nick is about to face two terrible blows.  His father will use Kevin's computer skills to rob him of $500 million Nick won in a lawsuit against him.  He is also going to discover that Chelsea has hidden the fact that Christian is not his biological son, but Adam's.  This will cause them to break up.  However, I am certain that Sharon will comfort Nick during his time of troubles and disappointments.


Jason Thompson is a father again

Rome Coco Thompson

Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) is a father for the second time. Jason and his wife, Paloma Jonas, welcomed a baby girl on September 20, 2017.  They named their newborn child Rome Coco Thompson.  Rome has a big brother, Bowie, who was born on May 23, 2016.  Paloma Jonas wrote the following message on Instagram regarding their new daughter: "Our little koala bear was born at 8:45 a.m.  She's divine and smells like gum and roses.  We're all obsessed."

Melissa Ordway (Abby) pregnancy update: She has gestational diabetes

According to Soap Opera Spy, Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman), has had a worrisome medical diagnosis.  The actress, who is expecting her expecting her second child in January with husband Justin Gaston, received the news after going in for some medical blood work relating to her pregnancy.  She learned that she has gestational diabetes.  Although that is not uncommon, it is troubling because women who have gestational diabetes are more likely to become diabetic later in life.  It also means that their children have a greater chance of becoming diabetic. Melissa is seeking healthy ways to deal with the diabetes.


Well fans, is Sugar Cane Ashby the biggest sucker in Genoa City?  Is he being played by a cunning Juliet?  Respond to the poll below and let me know what you think.

Do you think Cane is really the father of Juliet's baby or is she deceiving him?

Yes, I think he's the father.
No, Juliet is conning him. He was too drunk to remember anything and she's taking advantage of him.
It's a possibilty.
I don't know.
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That's all for now.  The next edition of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  The autumn leaves are falling in Genoa City and Traci (Beth Maitland) will be arriving in town for a visit.  That Australian rascal, Colin Atkinson (Tristan Rogers), will also be returning to GC on  Monday, October 9th (CBS), Friday. October 6 (Global-TV).  He's going to find out what a mess his son, Cane, has made of his life.  If he offers Cane some advice, will Cane be foolish and desperate enough to accept it?

A Happy Thanksgiving (October 9th) to Y&R fans in Canada.

- Joanne

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