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's Christmastime in the city - Genoa City, that is. Nikki and Victor have made plans to spend the holidays in London. Much to Victor's disappointment, however, Billy Boy Abbott has been released from prison. Billy's innocence was never really in doubt. In a soap, it's very rare for the first person arrested to be the guilty party. That would be far too easy. Also, a major character like Billy cannot be locked up in an orange jumpsuit for too long. The journalist, Alyssa, was always the prime suspect. She is a minor character and she is quite dispensable. Nevertheless, I didn't think the case would be solved so quickly and abruptly. I thought it would go to court, with Michael Baldwin relentlessly prosecuting Billy Boy. It really wasn't much of a "whodunnit." There weren't enough plausible suspects to create suspense. It was no "Who Shot J.R?"
|Jason Canela (Arturo Rosales)
|Eva LaRue (Celeste Rosales)
|Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra)