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.
Victor thinks a lot more of daughter Victoria than son Nick. He advised grandson Noah to be more like his Aunt Victoria than his father, Nick. He called Nick "weak." Speaking of Nick Newman, when he discovers the secret Chelsea is hiding about Christian's paternity, he will blow a gasket. When he learns that Victor is involved in the deception, he is going to become even more upset. Nick has a problem with controlling his anger and he really needs to undergo anger management therapy.
As for Chelsea, I don't like the way she has been turned her into a con woman again. I realize that Melissa Claire Egan is exiting the show, but the writers have provided no explanation for Chelsea's sudden reversion to her old ways. Why would she change so abruptly without a plausible reason. It's not logical. Was the storyline just thrown together as a way for Melissa to leave the show?
When I see Amelia Henle (Victoria) and Thad Luckinbill (J.T.) in their scenes together, I wonder how they could be divorced (or in the process of getting a divorce?) in real life. Amelia seems to have a sparkle in her eye. Either they are very good actors or they are rekindling their romance. I also wonder how long Thad is going to stay with Y&R, because he nay want to concentrate on producing films again. That could be why J.T. has a heart condition. Maybe he will die tragically. There has to be a reason why they have written his heart condition into the stroyline. I doubt they would have just thrown that in for nothing.
Yes, Carly, Marla Adams has played the part of Dina magnificently. I really hope she wins a Daytime Emmy for her role.
Robert Adamson (Noah) is leaving Genoa City
Greg Rikaart will return as Kevin Fisher on Tuesday, February 20th on CBS (Monday, February 19th on Global TV in Canada. It is unlikely that Greg's return will be permanent since he has signed to appear on Days of our Lives. However, he could continue to make occasional appearances on the show.
Melissa Ordway's (Abby Newman) maternity leave has come to an end and she will be back in Genoa City soon. In December, Melissa and husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben Weston on Days of our Lives) welcomed a baby daughter named Sophia. As Y&R fans know, Abby has been working for Newman Enterprises n Paris. She is getting over a disastrous relationship with Scott Grainger. I wonder who she'll become romantically involved with next? At the moment, there doesn't seem to be any prominent Genoa City residents to match up with Abby.
Although nothing has been confirmed, Soap Central says it has learned that Y&R is considering recasting the role of Kyle Abbott. Three actors have played the part of Kyle since 2010 but none has really caught on with fans. Perhaps a new Kyle would be more popular. Fans will remember that Kyle broke up with Summer and moved to New York. When the board of directors met o decide whether Jack Abbott should remain CEO of Jabot, Kyle sent in a vote against his father.
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That's all for now. The next issue of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, March 3, 2018.