Saturday, May 22, 2021

Y&R Report (May 22, 2021): 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

Hi fans,

Sharon and Rey have reconciled, at least for now.  I can't see it lasting, though.  Adam is still very much in the picture and he continues to be a threat to their marriage.  It's just a matter of time before Sharon goes running to Adam again.  The two will never be able to break their connection, especially now that Adam has become a hero to Sharon by saving her daughter Faith's life twice, first by rescuing her from a car crash and second by donating his kidney to her.

Summer and Kyle's engagement party was a real fiasco.  A desperate Tara and her little son, Harrison, showed up just in time to put a damper on the whole affair.  If that's a harbinger of things to come for Summer and Kyle, they may never make it to the altar.  Kyle is getting pulled further and further into Tara and Harrison's orbit.  He plans to claim paternity of his son.

Now that Tara ad Harrison are living in the Abbott home, Kyle will never be able to tear himself away from the boy.  How can he resist the sweet, innocent curly-haired tyke who just happens to be his biological son?  Will there be room for Summer in all of this, or will Summer lose patience?  What's a Snowflake to do?  

It won't take Ashland long to locate Tara and Harrison in the Abbott estate.  He will also soon discover that Kyle is actually Harrison's biological daddy.  Then he will really blow a gasket and try to destroy the Abbott empire.

Isn't Ashland nasty?  Richard Locke plays the villain so well.  He's a fine actor and adds so much to the show.  That's why I am pleased that his character didn't die from his heart attack.  Ashland is a terrible bully and everyone seems so afraid of him, but not Victor, Victoria or Phyllis.  Kyle is deluding himself that he can handle a ruthless titan like Ashland.  Kyle and Billy are just not in the same league as Victor and Ashland.  They're also not in the same league as Phyllis.  

Why is Victoria being so friendly to Asland?  Well, I don't think it's because she has any romantic interest in him.  According to online spoilers, they share some common ground.  That can only mean they have a common enemy, a common personal interest or a common business interest.  Remember that Victoria does not want Victor and Adam to destroy Billy Boy Abbott's company.  That is a priority for the Newman Princess.


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Here is an email that I received from longtime Y&R viewer Carly in Barrhaven, Ontario.

As for Y&R, still loving "The Moustache.  Love his winks and his comments.  I am finding the Adam-Chelsea-Rey-Victor storyline the best.

I think the new Faith (Reylynn Caster) is good but so was the other actress (Alyvia Alyn Lind).  As for the Kyle-Summer wedding, I can t stand those  two, so I don t care what happens.  Yes, Sally Spectra is quite the interesting character.  I did notice that they are no longer social distancing so they must get tested daily and also probably received both doses of the vaccine.

Yes, Carly, I also love Eric Braeden s performance as Victor Newman.  He is remarkable.  I enjoy his winks and his comments too.  Whenever he want to dismiss someone, he tells them abruptly to "have a nice day."  As Mark Grossman (Adam) once described him, he is 'The Man."  The expressions on his face are priceless. 

I am not fond of Summer and Kyle in the sense that they are both spoiled and have a sense of entitlement.  However, I really like their current storyline with Tara and Ashland.  The chickens are coming home to roost for the hotshot co-CEO of Jabot.  He has Ashland coming after him.  Nick and  Victor will blame him for breaking Summer's heart.  Summer says she intends to stand by her man, but I think his connection with Tara and Harrison will eventually be too much for her to tolerate.

Sally Spectra certainly is quite the interesting character.  She is spunky and she's a troublemaker.  She's also a great rival for Summer.  I noticed in the previews and spoilers that Sally will also form an alliance with media mogul Ashton Locke.  It doesn't take a genius to figure out that she will use the alliance to damage Kyle and Summer's relationship.

Why can't Dr. Nate and Dr. Elena make a clean break with each other.  She's so wishy-washy.  Nate should move on with someone new.  He was getting chummy with Lola Rosales.  However, Lola has gone to Miami for a while.  She will be back and we will see what happens then.


Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman) has married Sofia Pernas (ex-Marisa Sierras)

Justin Hartley

Sofia Pernas

Justin Hartley, ex-Adam Newman on Y&R, and one of the stars of This is Us, has wed for the third time.  According to People magazine and US Weekly, Justin, married his former Y&R castmate Sofia Pernas, who played Marisa Sierras, the ex-girlfriend of a drug lord, on the show.  Sofia's character eventually became involved with Noah Newman, although the relationship did not last.

US reported that Justin and Sofia's ceremony was "super intimate" and took place "very, very recently"  Justin's teenage daughter, Isabella, from his first marriage, was there to witness the matrimonial proceedings.  

Justin, 44, was previously married to Passions co-star Lindsay Korman.  Their daughter, Isabella, was born in July, 2004.  They divorced in 2012 after eight years of marriage.  Justin went on to marry his Y&R castmate Chrishelle Stause in October 2017.  He filed for divorce in 2019 and his breakup with Chrishelle was not exactly amicable.  Chrishelle went on to star in the Netflix reality show Selling Sunset.

Justin Hartley is currently filming a movie.  The film is in production in Los Angeles.  It is a "dark comedy- thriller called A Lot of Nothing.  Justin portrays a morally compromised police officer.

After her stint on Y&R, Stause went on to star in the Netflix reality series Selling Sunset.

Sofia Pernas, 31, is a Los Angeles-based actress of Moroccan-Spanish descent.  She was born in Fes, Morocco in 1989, but moved to California when she was five years old.  Sofia speaks four languages - English, Spanish, German and Arabic.  She starred in the NBC series The Brave and currently portrays Lexi Vazini in the CBS series Blood & Treasure.  

Y&R will pay tribute to the late Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters)

Kristoff St. John

Two years after his sudden death, Kristoff St. John will be remembered in a poignant tribute episode on Y&R.  The episode will feature all the actors who played Neil's children - Lily (Christel Khalil), Devon (Bryton James) and Moses (Jacob Aaron Gaines) with their reminiscences of Kristoff and his character, Neil Winters. Of course, the episode will include flashbacks of the defining moments in Neil's life.

Also participating in this tribute episode will be actors who portrayed other members of Neil's family, as well his friends and associates, including Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow), Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) and Sean Dominic (Dr. Nathan Hastings).

The Kristoff St. John tribute episode will be broadcast on CBS on Monday, May 31st on CBS and Friday, May 28 on Global TV.  I'm not going to miss it.


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Fans, we all know that Nick Newman would go to almost any lengths to protect his daughters, Summer and Faith.  Do you think he's too controlling and overprotective?  Reply to the poll below and let me know.

Is Nick Newman too overprotective of his daughters, Summer and Faith?
Yes, he does go overboard. He interferes too much and he is too controlling.
No, he's just protecting his daughters, as any good father would.
At times, he is, but his protectiveness is sometimes necessary.
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, June 5, 2021.  

Take care,


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