Another week, another episode of Young & Restless’s weird obsession with jobs. Tessa faces the prospect of losing her career, Nick wants to return to Newman Enterprises, Elena joins Chancellor-Winters, Kyle hires Diane, and Chelsea and Chloe split up so they can take on new positions.
Tessa got the most disturbing news a singer could get from the doctor when she learned she had knots on her vocal cords and might need surgery. Her fear that she might never tour again sent her and Mariah into the initial downward spiral of their marriage. Given that this regime mainly writes about job swaps, could Tessa be forced to ‘pause’ her singing career and perhaps take a job in Devon’s streaming division? The problem here is that whether they sing or produce, Tessa and her wife (and so many others) still need a real story.
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Amanda’s emotion about her mother’s condition affects me – I mean, of course it does, Mishael Morgan is a Daytime Emmy award-winning actress! – but it’s also an odd choice to tell this story when Naya isn’t on the canvas and hasn’t been. How should we feel invested? If nothing else, it’s a chance to show Imani’s vulnerable side, which is needed now when she goes after a man with a love interest. In other musical job news, Elena has positioned herself well to fight for Nate, having decided to cut back on the clinic hours to do – what else? — a podcast for Chancellor-Winters.
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Chelsea and Chloe continued to clash this week and they nearly broke up as business partners. I like the idea of Chloe being Sally’s COO, and I have a feeling Chelsea will take on more than they can handle and end up having a slump. All that remains to be seen is which man will be there to pick up the pieces – Adam, Billy, Nick or Kyle?! This week it looks like Billy. Loved the scene where she told him she hated his podcast! Too funny.
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Round and round, we go…
Victoria, as predicted, has brought a huge “screw you” to Ashland. It was a great turn of events, although the unveiling didn’t have the great energy it could have had. Anyway, I was wondering where we’re going from here. Is this the end of their story? Will the Locke Ness Monster stumble off the canvas after being skinned and humiliated? Young & Restless spoilers have Ashland covering his tracks next week, so we haven’t seen the last of him yet. Will he be able to start over to win back Victoria’s love… or will he just be determined to get revenge on the Newmans? Will we finally get to see the legendary Locke Ness Monster villain we’ve heard so much teasing about since the character first appeared?!
Now that Victoria returns, where is Adam? I suppose it all has to do with what Victor orders… and whether Adam is willing to go along with it or walk away. Would an over-rejected Adam turn dark and team up with Ashland? It seems like fishing for Adam, Victoria and Nick who run the family business together.
Nick, thinking about returning to Newman Enterprises, doesn’t feel like a character to me at all, after how obvious his disinterest has been. Once again we have a job change instead of a story. If Adam and Sally were nothing, it could at least work as a set up for Nick/Sharon/Adam in the future.
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As Diane tries to establish her roots in Genoa City – and wrap them tightly around the Abbott family – Phyllis is shocked at her nemesis’ ability to force her way into the lives of her loved ones, as her warnings about the woman ears become deaf. Jack made it quite clear what he thought of Red’s attempts to make things right after her blunder, and I think it’s time for Phyllis to turn the tables on Jack, who has a track record of being judgmental and non- supportive when it comes to her .
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