Victoria and Ashley both have something to prove and neither wants to play second fiddle. They both want control and they both want to do things their own way. That's why it's doubtful that these two strong-willed women can co-exist at Newman Enterprises. They will continually clash. Something has got to give. One of them will eventually have to leave.
Soap opera storylines often move at a snail's pace. So, it's appreciated that head writer Mal Young has picked up the pace of Y&R, Unfortunately, however, he's moving too fast now. Whoa, Mal, slow down a bit! Here are some examples to underline my point:
J.T. Hellstrom has been popping pills. (I thought he was addicted) He was eventually shown visiting a doctor and later told Victoria that he had visited a cardiologist.is taking medication due to a heart condition caused by electrocution. It seems that about seven or eight years ago, a powerful storm/tornado hit Genoa City. J.T. Hellstrom was involved in an accident when his car hit a tree when he tried to get to Lily and Cane at the lake retreat. After regaining consciousness, J.T. tried to move on, but he was electrocuted when a power pole hit his car. Lily and Cane found him on the side of the road and Cane performed CPR on him. He was then hospitalized for electrocution (I had to look that up online. Even though I am a longtime Y&R viewer, I had forgotten the incident). It's true that the electrocution was shown briefly during the flashbacks at the beginning of the show. However, some people skip over the opening sequences. The electrocution should have been mentioned during the episode and a flashback shown then, especially to make it clear to viewers who had forgotten it and for those who did not watch Y&R that far back. That's just another reason why I prefer the previews at the end of the show, rather than an array of flashbacks at the beginning.
In a recent episode, Victoria referred to Ashley as a "wicked witch" and claimed it was an inside joke. She gave no further explanation. However, only longtime viewers would remember that Nikki told Victoria that Ashley was a "wicked witch" back when Ashley was married to Victor and had become Victoria's stepmother.
Question #1. Why did Noah suddenly decide to go to a movie with his sister, Mariah, especially after having an argument with her over Tessa? Was it because Cane and Lily were shown at the movie theatre earlier and the producers thought it would be great to shoot another scene in that setting? Who knows?
Question #2 Why has Tessa been sleeping in the Hamilton-Winters office? She's not unemployed. She has a job working for Devon She's not destitute and she doesn't need to be homeless. Why hasn't she at least rented a room to live in? Doesn't Devon pay her? I think the writers wanted to devise a storyline in which Mariah would discover Tessa's homelessness and help her find low income accommodation.
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That's all for now, Don't forget that the next edition of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The February sweeps have started, Valentine's Day is coming up and there promises to be plenty of excitement in Genoa City.