Saturday, June 3, 2023

Y&R Report (June 3, 2023): 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, 
Well, Nate Hastings has certainly changed since he left the medical profession - and not for the better.  He's become cold and calculating.  He's driven by blind ambition.  Success in the business world has gone to his head.  Maybe former girlfriend Elena is right.  That was his true character all along.  It came to the surface when he became a businessman.  At any rate, he has never been the same man since he stopped performing surgery, thanks to a punch from cousin Devon.
Now we find Nate scheming with the devious Audra to oust Nikki and Nick Newman from their posts as co-CEO and COO of New Enterprises respectively.  The plan is for Nate to replace Nikki and Audra to replace Nick.  Nate is going to use his relationship with Victoria as means to climb the corporate ladder.  That's right.  He's going to use her.  Princess Victoria doesn't know it yet, but she is going to suffer yet another heartbreak.  That's going to be hard to take, especially after what she went through with Ashland Locke.  It seems that her brother Nick was right when he told her she makes poor choices in men.  Who can argue with that after her ordeals with Ryan and Billy and J.T. and Ashland, 
Victoria is a cold, hard-nosed businesswoman.  When it comes to matters of the heart, however, she seems to have a low IQ.  It can't just be hard luck - not that many times.  My only conclusion is that she simply has poor judgement when it comes to relationships and marriage.  Nick shouldn't be preaching to her, though.  His record with relationships is just as bad.

In my previous previous column, I speculated that the mysterious person stalking Sharon was Cameron Kerson, the wicked businessman who tormented and abused Sharon (the character appeared on Y&R from November 2003 and August 2004).  It turns out that Cameron is indeed back in Genoa City for a limited time.  It's not really surprising because Linden Ashby, who portrays Cameron, is the real-life husband of Susan Walters (Diane Jenkins).  This time, it appears that Cameron is also going to harass Faith Newman, the daughter of Sharon and Nick.  

Faith has returned, most likely just for the summer.  Moses is nowhere to be seen, though.  I wonder if the two have broken up.  Anyway, it was good to see the return of Faith and I was pleased that Sharon's house was shown again.  It hasn't been shown for so long, probably since Rey Rosaeles died..  As I've mentioned before, Sharon practically lives in the coffee house.

It seems that Adam Newman is gaining ground with Sally Spectra.  Nick wasn't there for Sally when Sally didn't feel well and she was worried about the baby.  However, Adam was there for he and he gave her his undivided attention.  Meanwhile. Nick was more involved with  protecting Sharon and Faith from Cameron.  Did you notice that when Nick finally got around to checking on Sally, he was not upfront with her.  He neglected to tell her about Sharon's situation.  Sally has already run into Cameron, but has not been warned about him.  I wonder if Cameron will cause her to lose her baby.  I just have a feeling that Sally is going to have a miscarriage.  If that happens, Adam and Sally will be furious with Nick.

Summer has to be the most foolish character on the show.  I think she has topped Jack.  I know that she is behaving that way to create a storyline, but does she have to be that dense?  Summer is protecting her mother at all costs, sacrificing everything, including her marriage to Kyle, for the sake of Phyllis.  This isn't helping Phyllis either.  Daniel is right to say that Phyllis should come home, turn herself in, and face the consequences.  Lily hit the nail on the head when she told Daniel that his mother is selfish and a coward.  She can't hide forever and the longer she hides, the worse she makes the situation for herself.  The Cricketmeister will be relentless in tracking Phyllis down.  The animosity between Cricket and Phyllis goes back a long way.  There is no love lost between the two.
I'm glad that Kyle walked in on Phyllis with Summer and Kyle, but don't expect Phyllis to turn herself in, even though Kyle has seen her.  Expect her to continue to act recklessly and selfishly.   Kyle made some good points about how Phyllis was putting them all at risk for aiding and abetting a fugitive.  Unfortunately, he caved in and said he would not turn his mother-in-law  in - at least for now.   Phyllis and Summer pleaded with him to give them time to clear Phyllis's name.  Just how are they going to prove she acted in self-defence when she killed Jeremy Stark?  There were no witnesses.

Now that District Attorney Cricketmeister has freed Diane, expect Diane to behave more recklessly,  She has Jack and Kyle wrapped around her baby finger. She's already acting very smug with Ashley. Jack and Diane think they are  safely out of the woods now.  Will they ever be surprised!  Their troubles haven't ended.  They cannot live happily ever after on a soap.

Have you noticed that the show seems to have dropped that silly storyline involving Nikki and that accountant from her past.  It doesn't seem like  they are going to pursue that storyline.  I hope it stays that way.  I don't think it would be very popular with Y&R fans.  I guess the powers that be came to their senses and dropped it like a hot potato.  Thank goodness!


Lily Brooks O'Briant (Lucy) has existed for now

Lily Brooks O'Briant has departed for now, but reports advise us to expect her back soon.  Her character, Lucy Romalotti, could be involved in a storyline involving Johnny Abbott and Connor Newman.  Johnny seems to like Lucy, and that could cause friction between him and his brother, Connor.


Lucy Romalotti (Lily Brooks O'Briant), Daniel's daughter, has been hanging around Genoa City.  She has left town for now but will probably return for a teen storyline.  How do you feel about that, fans?  Would you like to see more of  Lucy?  Are you impressed with her?  Respond to the poll below and let me know.

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That's all for now.  Please remember that the next edition of  Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, June 17th.  Then I will be taking a summer break., after which this column will return on Saturday, September 23, 2023.  Note: I will be attending the Y&R Tea for March of Dimes in  Toronto tomorrow.  I hope to have some good photos to post on June 17th, before my summer break.

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