Saturday, October 26, 2019

Y&R Report (October 26. 2019): 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, it's been revealed.  Jack and Traci dug into the past and discovered a long ago secret regarding their mother and Stuart Brooks.  Dina gave birth to son by Stuart.  That son is Theo Vanderway's father.  So, Dina's grandson is none other than that scuzzy Theo Vanderway.  How ironic that he and Kyle should both turn out to be granddaughters of Dina.  This has huge implications. It gives Theo a connection to the Abbott family, which he'll be only to happy to use to his advantage.  Theo's father, Eric Vanderway, will arrive on the scene soon.  Once he learns that Dina is his mother, he'll want to see her before she dies.  

Kyle will certainly not be amused when he learns the truth about Theo and how they are related by blood.  Lola will probably want to welcome him into the family, which will cause a rift between her and Kyle.

Adrian Rosales (Jay Montalvo) is back for a reason.  Adrian fancies himself as some kind of Don Juan, doesn't he?  He's really just a third-rate Casanova.  Women on soaps are often accused of being gold diggers.  Well, Adrian is a male gold digger.  It will be interesting to see which Genoa City woman he will try to latch on to.  At first, I thought he might go after Sharon (Sharon Case).  If he ingratiated himself into Sharon's life, that would definitely cause an even larger rift between him and Rey and Lola.  It would create an enormous conflict because Rey and Sharon are going to give their relationship another try - unless Adam gets in the way.  I don't think it's going to happen now because Sharon appears too busy juggling her time between Rey and Adam to allow Adrian into her life.  

Rey will regret giving his approval to Sharon's helping out Adam's son, Connor.  Sharon can not seem to stay away from Adam, no matter how hard she tries.  Rey's approval will only draw her closer to Adam.  She is playing with fire.

Another target for Adrian may be Jill. She has loads of money and she has hooked up with some unsavoury men in the past, especially her conman former husband, Colin Atkinson.  One would think, however, that Jill would have learned her lesson by now, although she may be too overwhelmed by Adrian's charming manner.  Remember, she craves male attention and has a difficult time resisting.  Yet, I don't think Jill will make the same error in judgement this time around.  She went through too much with Colin.

It's not surprising that Abby and Dr. Nate have broken up.  Those two were on different wavelengths and their relationship was going nowhere.  So, it appears that Nate will eventually become involved with Elena.  They are both doctors and they seem to get along well.  What about Devon, though?  Elena is still his girlfriend, but probably not for much longer.  I think she will become increasingly frustrated with his deceased wife's look-alike, Amanda Sinclair, and his  problems concerning Katherine Chancellor's will and his inheritance.  I wonder if Amanda will stick around once the will issue is definitely settled.  Will Devon fall for his dead wife's look a-like?  By the way, this storyline has too many holes in it to mention.  Devon is not stupid, so why didn't he hire his own lawyer and handwriting export?

As for Abby, I wonder if she'll become involved with Theo at some point.  She has always displayed poor judgement in men and she has been attracted to rebels and bad boys.  Although she doesn't like Theo now, that could change.  However, Theo seems to have his sights set on Lola.  I'm not sure what his end game is.  Is he actually attracted to Lola or is he just trying to break up her marriage to Kyle?

Speaking of Mrs. C., I never never believed that she would leave all that money to Candy Cane
Ashby.  As much as she loved Cane, it's highly doubtful that she would have left him the bulk of her estate.  Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin.  It doesn't add up unless Jill is right about Colin being behind it all.  It's something her con man ex would do.  He would want his son, Cane, to have all that money so he could get his grubby hands on some of it.  Chance probably has nothing to do with it.

Summer just can't get over Kyle.  It's so obvious that she's still hung up on the guy.  This means big trouble for Lola, who seems to be bonding with scummy Theo.


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Here are some comments I received in an email from Carly in Barrhaven, Ontario.

I don not like the actor playing Adrian Rosales and hope he gets involved with no one and exits soon.  Sharon gets involved with anyone wearing pants.  So sure, if she goes back to Rey, it's fine with me.  Cane has had a nothing role since Lily left, so I am not surprised that he's been let go.  I thought he was getting involved with Traci but that didn't work out.  I feel sorry for the actor being let go after 13 years, but that's the business.  He has never been one of my favourites and sometimes I have problems understanding what he is saying.

I predicted that Dina would have had some involvement with Mr. (Stuart) Brooks.   I thinks it's ridiculous that they brought Mishael Morgan back, so I guess she will turn out to be Hilary's twin. 
Mark Grossman is an awesome actor and he plays his Adam role so well.  The actor playing low-life Theo suits the role.  That's my opinion and I am sticking to it . . .

Thanks for your thoughts, Carly.  Now, here's my opinion and I am sticking to it too - unless I'm truly convinced otherwise.  I am pleased that Adrian (Jay Montalvo) is back in Genoa City.  He is shaking things up and will make the story interesting.  Yes, he is a scoundrel, but he livens up the show.  As for Sharon, I agree that she has been going from man to man.  However I have always thought she belongs with Nick.  The writers broke them up because it's difficult to find storylines for happy couples on a soap.

Your prediction about Stuart Brooks was right on the money.

You may not be far off when mention Amanda turning out to be Hilary's twin.  Lily was shocked when she saw Amanda because she had expected to meet someone who greatly resembled Hilary, not someone who looked exactly like her.

I also like Mark Grossman and I think he's becoming more popular.  That's a testament to his skill as an actor.  It's not easy to win over the fans when you start off playing such an unsympathetic role.  It seems that the writers have begun to redeem Adam lately.  Suddenly, he'a decided to drop his vendetta against the Newman family and he is trying to be "father of the year." to Connor Newman.

Has Vistor Newman mellowed?  Has he gone soft?  I spoke to regular Y&R Report contributor Helen from Scarborough, Ontario.  Helen thinks that Victor gave in to Victoria too easily, that he would never have handed over the reigns of Newman Enterprises just because Princess Victoria threatened to reject him as a father if he refused.  Victor knows that Victoria would never carry out that threat, argues Helen.  He knows his princess would never abandon him.  So, why did Victor do it?  He's ill, of course, but that's never stopped him before, and he's not the type to retire.  Does "The Moustache " have an agenda, some other plan?  Maybe not, but I wouldn't rule it out.  He always has a scheme and he doesn't like to relinquish control over his family.  

I realize that Y&R is trying to attract a younger demographic, but I hope they are not going to transform Victor's character into a retired grandfather, fawning over his grandchildren and teaching them how to play chess.  The writers need to give Victor some teeth again.  I'm sure Eric Braeden would agree.  He's not the retiring type either.


Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) fired from Y&R

There was some very sad news last Tuesday (October 22) for fans of Daniel Goddard (Etthan "Cane" Ashby).  The debonair Australian was let go from the show after 13 years.  On Twitter, Daniel wrote:"It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that I will no longer be part of the cast of ' The Young and The Restless'.  I am as shocked and gutted as you are.  I am forever grateful for the 13 years I have been part of the Y&R family but sadly it seems that without Neil and Lily . . . there just is no Cane."

It does seem strange that Y&R would let Daniel go at this time.  He is deeply involved in the storyline about Devon's inheritance and Lily (Christel Kahlil) has returned to the show.  It doesn't seem to be for lack of storyline.  There may be more to this.

It was good to see Lily back.  I enjoyed her reaction to the Hilary look-alike.

Reason to believe Judith Chapman will be back as Gloria

We haven't seen Gloria Bardwell around Genoa City for a while, since October 2018.  There seems to be reason to believe, however, that Judith Chapman, who plays Gloria, has returned to the show.  Christian LeBlanc, who portrays Gloria's son, Michael Baldwin, may have let the cat out of the bag in a recent interview with Global TV.  When asked whom he most liked working with on Y&R, he replied, "My favorite is to be in one of those groupings with Michelle (Stafford) or Greg (Rikaart), and today I worked with Kevin, Chloe and Gloria."

It would not be surprising to see Judith back on Y&R and Gloria back in Genoa City.  After all, Judith left her role as Diana Colville on General Hospital in March of this year. Gloria's son, Kevin, is back in town and Jabot needs a new executive secretary, which means Gloria would be interacting with Kyle and Billy Boy, who are now co-CEOs of the company  Knowing Gloria, it wouldn't be long before she became involved in the lives of Kyle and Billy.  Maybe she would get involved with Adrian.  They'd make quite a pair.


Although Daniel Goddard (Cane) is in the middle of a big storyline regarding Devon's inheritance, he has been let go from Y&R.  His firing is sudden and surprising.  Fans, it's time for you to weight in.  How do you feel about it?  Does it bother you?  Respond to the poll below and let me know.

What do you think about Daniel Goddard's firing?

I think it's so unfair. He's been with Y&R for 13 years. He deserves better than that.
I like him and I am very disappointed.  
I am not a fan of his. It doesn't bother me at all.
It's a cut-throat business.
I don't know.
Please Specify:


The eighth annual annual Toronto OpportunitiTea high tea in support of the March of Dimes Canada will take place at the Royal York Hotel on December 8th, 2019.  The event features Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) and her actor friends from The Young and the Restless - Christian LeBlanc  (Michael Baldwin), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman), Mark Grossman (Adam Newman) and Christel Khalil (Lily Winters).  For more information on this event, click on the link below.  By the way, I will be attending and I am really looking forward to meeting Mark Grossman for the first time ( I have seen the others before and they are wonderful.

For more information on this event, click on the link beliw,

That's all for now.  Don't forget that  next edition of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, November 9, 2019.  Get ready for Halloween in Genoa City and the November Sweeps everyone!

- Joanne

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