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
Here are some final thoughts about the wedding in Tuscany. Did the writers think we wouldn't notice that almost no one went to the reception? They didn't even bother to show the event. We didn't see Victoria and Ashland cut the cake, nor did we see the bride throw the bouquet. It was mentioned later that concert pianist Leslie Brooks caught the flowers. No wonder! By my count, she was the only single woman there. In fact, other than Victor and Nikki, she was the only person there. The others all decided to skip the reception, including Sally Spectra, who was busy making a play for Adam. I don't think anyone would have beaten Sally to the bouquet if she had been there.
Adam managed to resist Sally's advances, probably because his heart is still with Sharon. We all know that Sally is one very determined woman and that she doesn't give up easily. However, it will be a huge challenge to pry Adam away from Sharon, Sharon, will do everything in her power to prevent Sally and Adam from hooking up.
When Billy was asking Rey's assistance in finding out what happened to the missing Jesse Gaines, Asland's arch-enemy, Sharon just had to find out what was going on. It didn't take her long to confront Billy and come to Adam's defence. It's so obvious where Sharon's heart and her loyalties lie. They are 100 per cent with Adam. Of course, that incident led to yet another argument between Sharon and Rey over Sharon's interest in Adam.
So, Sally has made quite a few enemies in Genoa City - Phyllis, Nick, Nikki . . .The latest person she has alienated is Lauren Fenmore. Lauren is understandably livid that Sally prevented Victoria from wearing the weeing dress that she designed. Next on the list will be Chelsea. She won't want Sally and Adam together.
Sally just can't help herself and she hasn't done herself any favours by taking a photo of Jack and Phyllis looking cozy together. Nick and Phyllis are on the verge of breaking up. They're just not on the same page. Sally's photo will deliver the finishing blow. It's just a matter of time and Phyllis will be with Jack again. As for Nick, he might try another go-round with Chelsea. I would suggest a reunion with Sharon, but she's too busy with Adam and Rey.
Although Phyllis and Nick have tried to talk over their issues, they are just going around in circles. Phyllis thinks Nick is too wrapped up in his family's problems. Nick can't stop getting involved with the Newman dramas, especially the latest one concerning the unfortunate Jesse Gaines. What in tarnation has Victor Newman done with Gaines? Whatever it is, it isn't pretty, although Nikki doesn't seem to be overly concerned about it. Adam, who professes to be a changed man, has gone along with Victor's dictates.
What is going on with Chance?. Is he really dead? Somehow, I don't think so, although it certainly seems that way. I realize that Abby identified Chance's watch and his wedding ring. However, his body has not been found. Perhaps it will never be found or maybe a body will be wrongly identified as Chance's and he will show up later. Will Abby start an new life without her husband, only to discover that he is still alive?
I received some comments from longtime Y&R viewer, CC in Etobicoke. CC wrote the following:
It looks to me like Victoria and Ashland are playing each other. They are keeping up the sham of love until one triumphs over the other by getting all of the new company. From the get-go, Victoria said if she won the bid for Ashland's company she was going to let Billy run it. That was going to be her key to get him away from Lily since nothing else was working.
I still do not believe that Ashland has cancer.
We' will see what happens.
Could Ashland and Victoria both really be that phony? I doubt it, but if you are right, CC, I will give you a lot of credit for calling it. I do agree that Billy and Victoria still have feelings for each other. Also, if Ashland doesn't have terminal cancer, he won't have to die and leave the show. His death would really disappoint many fans.
Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra) weds in Malibu
Chelsea fans will be pleased to know that she will be back on their screens soon. She took to Instagram to say that she'll soon return to Genoa City. She teased Y&R viewers with a message that "Chelsea misses you all."
Melissa has been on maternity leave since mid-August, Later that month, she gave birth to her first child, a son named Caden Robert Katrosar. Since then, her character, Chelsea Lawson, has only been seen in video chats. After spending time in a psychiatric hospital, Chelsea went to Minnesota to help her ailing mother, Anita, recover from a hip injury.
Michael Damian's mother passes away
Condolences to former Y&R rocker Michael Damian, who portrayed Danny Romalotti on Y&R for many years. Michael's mother, Maria Angelia passed away after some recent health issues.
According to an online preview, Jess Walton (Jill) will return to Genoa City for an extended stay. Jill will make some "stunning business decisions."
Y&R REPORT READERS' POLL
Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi) received some bad news about his condition. The treatment for his cancer is not working. He and Princess Victoria are looking at alternatives but the odds are not in Ashland's favour. Fans, do you think Ashland is going to survive much longer? Respond to the poll below and let me know.
That's all for now. I'm looking forward to Halloween on the show. They ignored it last year, probably because of COVID. I hope we'll see the costumes and the parties this year. The November sweeps are just around the corner, so there should be plenty of excitement and action. Don't forget that the next edition of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, November 13, 2021.