Saturday, September 1, 2018

Y&R Report (September 1, 2018): 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.

What is going on with Rae?  We know he is Arturo's brother.  We know he is good handyman.  However, I doubt very much that he is a debt collector.  Judging by his behaviour at Sharon's place and the way he was carrying a gun, I think he's a private investigator.  If that's the case, then who hired him to find the truth about J.T. Hellstrom?  I suspect Mackenzie Browning.  Mackenzie wants answers.  She is motivated to learn what happened to J.T. and I don't think she's just going to let it rest.

We don't know why Rey and baby brother Arturo are on bad terms.  We do know that Rey is married and estranged from his wife (if he is telling the truth).  He seems to get along well with Sharon.  If her relationship with Nick falls apart, she may cry on his shoulder.

What is Tessa hiding?  I'm becoming more and more suspicious of her.  She's always changing her story and making excuses.  I am starting to doubt if she can be trusted.  It doesn't seem as if she's being honest with Mariah or anyone else.  Does she have some kind of connection with the J.T. situation?

Neil could not attend Lily's court sentencing as Sofia (Julia Pace Michell), his ex-wife and the mother of their son, Moses, is ailing in the hospital.  Will Sofia die, leaving Neil to raise their son?  In case you've forgotten, Sofia Dupre was brought to Genoa City by businessman Tucker McCall.  She was McCall's assistant at Tucker McCall Unlimited.  She married and divorced Malcolm Winters and then his brother, Neil.


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In CAST NEWS, there is an item about Hunter King's (Summer Newman) engagement.  Regular readers of Y&R Report know that longtime viewer CC in Etobicoke is definitely not a fan of Hunter King and her Snowflake character.  Here's an email CC sent me about Hunter's betrothal.

That's quite a scoop, Joanne.  I definitely agree with those who say they hope he takes her away on a very lllllllloooooooonnnnnnnngggggg honeymoon.  

Summer is so evil that an exorcist needs to be contacted.  

Finally some intrigue was established at the end of today's episode, both with the Summer/Billy storyline and the Arturo/Ray/Newman storyline.  
Burning?  Is Nikki wearing a "fall" in her hair?

I must say, CC, your comments on Summer are hilarious.  Yes, some intrigue was finally established in those two storylines, but I still think they could move along a little faster.

I'm not sure whether Nikki is wearing a hair extension.  I guess only her hairdresser knows for sure.  What do you thin, fans?  Any thoughts or observations?

I spoke to regular Y&R viewer, Helen in Scarborough, Ontario.  Helen can't understand Victor's thinking regarding Nick.  Why would Victor believe his son would come running back to Newman Enterprises if Dark Horse failed?  Is he delusional?  If Dark Horse failed, Nick would be more bitter and angry at Victor than ever.

Regular contributor Fifi in Collingwood, Ontario, has asked me to remind readers that Aretha Franklin, the late, great Queen of Soul, was a huge fan of The Young and the Restless.  Here are some quotes from Aretha:

1968 publicity photo of Aretha

"The Young and the Restless, one of my all-time favorite shows to watch.  I watch it in the morning, I watch it when I'm home.  I watch it when I'm in concert.  I watch it when I'm asleep.  I watch it."

Aretha especially liked the character of Victor Newman.  Here' what she said about Victor:

"Victor is one of my favorite characters in The Young and the Restless.  I like the way he makes his approach to a woman.  He's the all-time player."

At the 2005 Daytime Emmy Awards, Aretha co-presented the last award of the evening with Eric Braeden (Victor Newman himself).  The two were introduced as the "Queen of Soul" and the "Kiing of Hearts."


Hunter King, 24, is engaged

Snowflake is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Nico Svoboda.  Nico is a camera operator Y&R's sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

Nico Svoboda

We'll be seeing less of Cristel Khalil (Lily) on Y&R

Cristel Khalil, who plays Lily Winters Ashby, has decided to go off contract and switch to recurring status on Y&R.  That means we'll be seeing a lot less of Lily.  Cristel debuted as Lily back in 2002 as a 14-year-old.  On her Instagram account, she told fans she was changing  to recurring status.  She said she was not leaving the show, but is ready to explore new things.

As Y&R fans know. Lily faces a maximum sentence for vehicular homicide in the car crash that killed Hilary Curtis Hamilton and her unborn baby.  I don't think Lily will get the full 20-year-sentence, but she will most likely have to serve some jail time since Cristel Khalilwill be on recurring status.  There will probably be scenes of Cane and Mattie and Charlie visiting her in prison.


* Y&R is expanding its Cuban-American family.  We will soon meet Lola Rosales, the sister of Arturo and Rey.  Sasha Calle has been cast in the role.  I hope Lola doesn't have a bad case of permanent five o'clock shadow, like her two brothers.

* Beth Maitland resumes her role as Traci Abbott on Friday. September 21 (CBS), Thursday, September 20th on Global-TV in Canada.

* On Monday, September 24 (CBS), Friday September 21 (Global-TV), Jess Walton returns as Jill Atkinson.


Arturo's big brother, Rae Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso), remains a man of mystery.  Do you think he's on the right side of the wrong side of the law?  Respond to my poll below.

Do you think Rae is on the right side of the law?

Yes, I think he's a private investigator or a law enforcement agent.
No, I don't trust him. He's hiding too many things.
I don't know.
Please Specify:
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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, September 15, 2018.

- Joanne

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