Saturday, October 14, 2017

Y&R Report: (October 14, 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.

It was Ashley Abbot's moment in the spotlight, her time to shine,  She won the prestigious Innovator of the Year Award.  Unfortunately, the evening ended in disaster for the Abbott family and friends.  Dina spilled the beans about Ashley's true paternity and Graham unmasked himself.  He expressed his contempt for Ashley, Jack and Dina and blamed Dina for breaking up his family and causing financial difficulties for him and his mother.  Not surprisingly, he was escorted out of the premises.  The party was ruined and the guests promptly left the fancy soiree at The Top of the Tower.

Graham's next move was to confront Dina and argue with her.  She collapsed and fell to the floor.  Graham was callous enough to just leave her there.  He even put the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door and walked away.  That reminds me of the time years ago when  Jack Abbott left Victor lying on the floor and also walked away.  Victor had had a heart attack after a shouting match with Jack.
The Newman family is a never-ending source of scandal and controversy for Hilary Curtis, Genoa City's resident gossip monger.  When Nick asked to appear on her show, The Hilary Hour, she couldn't wait to sit down with him.  She and the entire Newman clan were stunned when Nick announced that he intended to donate $500 million to charity, the money that he was awarded as a result of the lawsuit against Victor.

Nick is trying so hard to assert his independence from his overbearing father.  Although he should have done it years ago, I give him credit for finally attempting to break loose.  I wonder if it's possible for him to ever be free of Victor's control.  He has rid himself of Victor's money, but money is just one of Victor's tools for controlling people.  He has many other ways of manipulating his family and anyone else who stands in his way.

Since Victor has taken the money from Nick's bank account, I wonder how it will be given to charity.  It's money Nick Newman doesn't have anymore.


Kevin Fisher may be a tech whiz, but even he couldn't remove such a huge amount of money as $500 million dollars from a bank account so easily.  Wouldn't the bank investigate?

Why is Brash & Sassy so strapped for cash?  Why did Princess Victoria have to take a bridge loan from Neil and Devon?  What happened to the $500 million.she received from the lawsuit against Victor?  Ooops . . .we're not supposed to ask that.  It's too logical and it interferes with the storyline.

Crystal was introduced to Zack.  So, why didn't she identify him to Paul Williams?

Why was Alice allowed to escape from her hospital room?  Why wasn't there a police guard?


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Here are some comments on Cane and Juliet from regular correspondent CC in Etobicoke, Ontario.

I feel it was pretty clear from the beginning that Juliet was setting Cane up, although it is still a mystery as to why.  I agree with your suggestion that she may have had to provide Mr. Sato with a favour to seal the Asian deal.  However, I think the writers have left the possibilities open to anything when it come time to wind up that storyline.  It's a mystery to me Juliet she targeted Cane because as far as concerned he doesn't have the traits of someone special.  She must know something we don't.  Just some food for thought.

Well, CC, I have been suspicious of Juliet from the beginning.  I really think that she has deceived Sugar Cane Ashby big time.  Why did she target Sugar Cane?  She probably sensed how naive he is. She realized how easily he would fall into her trap, which he did.  Juliet's calculations were right on the money

I think Cane and Lily will eventually reunite, although it may take a while.  The writers brought Juliet into the picture to stir things up between them.  After all, couples cannot be happy for too long on a soap.  Cane may even marry Juliet when his divorce from Lily is final.  It won't last, though, when he finds out that she has duped him and played him for a fool.

Fifi from Collingwood is curious as to why Graham turned out to be Brent Davis' stepson rather than his biological son.  She feels that there must be a reason and that it may have something to do with the fact that if Brent Davis were Graham's biological father, Graham would be Ashley's half-brother. Why else would the writers avoid making Ashley and Graham blood relatives if they weren't destined for romance?  That's a good question, Fifi.  It does seem unlikely right now.  After  all, Ashley seems happy with Ravi. She absolutely despises Graham and the feeling is mutual.  However, stranger things have happened on soaps.  Also, now that Graham's secret is out in the open, what happens now?  How do the writers maintain interest in this character and his storyline?  Furthermore, Ashley and Ravi are getting along quite well and are happy with the relationship.  Everything is going too smoothly.  There is bound to be a fly in the ointment at some point.  That's why an Ashley-Graham romance may happen, as far-fetched as it may seem right now.  It would be a surprising twist and I wouldn't rule it out.  Graham's image will have to be softened, though.  He will have to show a better side of himself and he and Ashley will have to find some common ground. Otherwise, the fans won't buy it.  Graham is such a scoundrel, it will be difficult to redeem him.

Here is a later email from CC in Etobicoke, Ontario:

I agree about Graham and Ashley as a possible romantic hookup in the future.  Hence, the stepfather angle.  I thought that would be a possibility when he first appeared.  One reason is that they have to wind up her "thing" with Ravi somehow.  Dislike often becomes love on soaps.

Thursday's episode (on Global TV Canada) was not as dynamic as Wednesday's.  I wonder if Dina will survive or if that is it for her and Graham will inherit it all.  The next episode should tell the tale.

That's very true, CC.  Dislike often becomes love on soaps.  I expect that to happen with Abby and Scott too.  As for Ashley and Ravi, I think he cares more about her than she cares about him.  She is probably going to break his heart, but not intentionally.

Dina will survive because in an interview with TV Insider, Marla Adams, who plays Dina, stated that "Graham comes back when Dina's in the hospital and apologizes."

Filomena from Woodbridge, Ontario likes the way Colin Atkins stirs things up.  He does indeed, Filomena.  The mischief-making Aussie, played by Tristan Rogers, paid a recent visit to Genoa City on a break from his travels with Jill.  He didn't seemed to be disturbed in the least by fact that his son Cane's life was in tatters.  It didn't appear to bother him that Cane was getting a divorce from Lily or that Cane had fathered a baby by an unknown woman.  In fact, he was overjoyed to meet Juliet and the prospect of having a new grandson.


Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) injured in Florida

Eileen Davidson suffered an injury during a recent visit to Daytona Beach, Florida.  On Sunday, October 8th, the actress was in the Sunshine State to take part in the Ride for Children, which benefited Camp Boggy Creek.  She was riding a motorcycle behind Doug Danger,  a stunt performer and American motorcycle jumping world record holder.  Eileen shared posts from her trip and of her injury on Instagram. There was a photo of her foot in a cast with the caption "Florida gave me the boot"  and an indication that she had broken her toe.

Eileen's injury comes at a very busy time for her.  Her Ashley Abbott  storyline is front and centre on Y&R and she will appear on Days of Our Lives in November.  Her broken toe will have to be hidden or written into her scripts.


I've been wondering if the yearbook picture of Graham "Davis"  is actually a photo of a younger Max Shippee, the actor who portrays him.  What do you think, fans?

Max Shippe (Graham Bloodwrth)

Is the guy in the yearbook photo a younger Max Shippee (Graham)?

Yes, I think the guy in the yearbook is a younger Max Shippee (Grraham).
No, I don't think they are one and the same person.
Maybe. It's possible.
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 28, 2017.  The November Sweeps are just around the corner.  There will be more excitement in Genoa City.

 - Joanne

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