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, the old Victor Newman is back. He is ruthless in his determination to exact his revenge on Billy Boy Abbott. As he told Nikki, "I didn't get where I am by being a nice guy." One of the online spoilers says that Victor is going to get the last laugh. (as usual). That's why I wouldn't be the least surprised if Ashland Locke sells his media company to "The Moustache" and Adam.
The old Sharon is also back. She's devious and deceptive and she's going to break Rey's heart into a thousand pieces. Dr. Sharon, the self-proclaimed professional therapist, wants to have her cake and eat it too. She doesn't want to give Rey up because she likes the security and stability he provides. She doesn't want to give Adam up either. She will never be able to stay away from him, so her marriage to Rey is a sham and doesn't stand a chance of surviving, that is if Rey himself survives. He obviously has something seriously wrong with him. Why is he shrugging it off as if it's just stomach flu? Does he really think that Lola's Cuban chicken soup will cure what ails him? Why wasn't Sharon firmer in insisting he get medical attention? By the way, fans, I have not found anything on the internet which confirms that Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) is leaving the show.
I hope that Dr. Nate tells Amanda the truth about Devon and Elena. Devon is deceiving Amanda and leading her on. She should find out before she becomes more deeply involved with him. I think she would be better off with Nate. At least he'd be more upfront with her than Devon.
I can't wait for Chelsea to surprise Adam and Sharon now that she is recovering. Chelsea is no angel, but I'm on her side in this situation. Adam also wants to have the best of both worlds. He wants his family life with Chelsea and Connor, but he doesn't want to give up Sharon either.
Who is sending those mysterious text messages of support to Faith? Could it be Moses? Is that how she is going to meet him? That's the only explanation I can think of right now. If you have any ideas, email me and let me know.
Faith is really going to need a friend, especially when her mother's marriage to Rey blows up. By the way, I wonder if she stole her mother's prized knickknacks from Adam, such as that precious figurine. Faith despises Adam, but how would she know those items are from him? If she didn't take the items, then who did?
Let's talk about Jack Abbott and Sally Spectra. I think Jack is actually aware of the risks involved in starting a relationship with the redhead. He is having such a good time that he just doesn't care. He's willing to throw caution to the wind. Of course, there will eventually be a huge price to pay. For now, however, Jack is just enjoying having his ego stroked by a woman much younger than he. It's sure driving Summer and Kyle crazy, isn't it?
Speaking of Snowflake and The Heartbreak Kid, Summer seems to have forgiven Kyle and has accepted the fact that he has a child. That doesn't mean everything is hunky dory with them. They are not out of the woods yet - not by any means.
So, Princess Victoria has admitted to Billy Boy Abbott that she is still in love with him. That may be the death knell for his romance with Lily. Lily is already quite exasperated by Victoria's interference in their relationship. She will never be able to get Victoria out of the picture unless Victoria becomes interested in a man other than Billy. Right now, the princess is focused on him. As for Billy, does he still have lingering feelings for Victoria? He can't seem to get her revelation that she is still in love with him out of his mind.
QUESTIONS TO PONDER:
Why doesn't Billy Abbott have his own office at Chancellor Media? It is supposed to be a large operation. Therefore, why is Billy always standing around in Lily's office?
Is Asland Locke interested in pursuing Victoria? The business mogul invited Victoria to dinner and didn't seem to want his wife, Tara, there.
Since Victor is the owner and chairman of Newman Enterprises, wouldn't Victoria, as CEO, have to have his permission to make a bid on Ashland Locke's media company? At the very least, she would not be able to make such a bid without his knowledge.
Former GH and Desperate Housewives star, Richard Burgi, has joined the cast of Y&R
As expected, the wealthy and powerful Ashland Locke has arrived in Genoa City, with soap veteran Richard Burgi in the recurring role. For several seasons, Burgi played Karl Mayer on ABC's prime time soap Desperate Housewives. From 2014 to 2016, he portrayed Paul Hornsby on General Hospital. He has also appeared on Days of Our Lives and was cast as the lead in the series The Sentinel, which ran for three seasons.
Burgi, 62, was born in New Jersey and is the brother of rock drummer Chuck Burgi. He has been married twice and is the father of two sons, Jack and Samuel, from his first marriage.
The actor brings a great deal of experience to the role of business mogul Ashland Locke. It should be fun to watch both the Newmans and Abbotts vie for control of Locke's company. There has already been lots of drama surrounding the bidding for his media operation.
Y&R REPORT READERS' POLL
|Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales)|
Rey Rosales is definitely not well. His headaches, chills and dizziness are a very bad sign. With Y&R, being a soap, he may suddenly die or go to Miami for medical treatment. Jordi Vilasusa's departure from the show has been rumoured for a long time. What do you think, fans? Respond to the poll below and let me know.
That's all for now. Please remember that the next edition of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Don't miss it! Keep in mind that The Young and the Restless will be preempted on Friday, March 19 (CBS) and Thursday, March 18 (Global TV) due to NCAA "March Madness" basketball.
Take care and stay safe,