The Young and the Restless 2nd Commentary February 11, 2024


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A Critic’s Review of The Young and the Restless: On Triangles and Off the Wagon

While watching Y&R Everyone has an opinion, and especially so as their top daytime show is related.

In the case of The Young and the Restless each person has their own view – which is why SoapsSpoiler.Com is no different. Over the course of the past five weeks, we watched the good bad, the good, as well as everything else in-between. We have a positive outlook. However, we rarely achieve what we desire. Here’s a recap of the week Y&R had filled with dive bars, jumbled messages One-upwomanships, and “I pick me”-type moments.

The Young and the Restless 2nd Commentary February 11, 2024
Danny Romalotti, Diane Jenkins, Abbott, Devon Winters

What I’m Feeling This Week: Danny Drama

In the case of soapy couples, I frequently wonder what we are choosing to root for? Sometimes, the answer is that the couple we choose to root for is different from the couple shows they would like fans to root for or would like us to support.

However, with this Cricket (Lauralee Bell), Danny (Michael Damian, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) situation I’m taking a page from Danny’s book and picking myself. Additionally, I’ll call Christine, “Cricket” from now on, since Danny was a bit sluggish and kept calling Christine Cricket during the week. Perhaps because the two women in his life got him confused and irritated as well as panicked and frightened.

Normally, I it’s a good idea to support Cricket as well as Danny. There’s some history there however, it’s not as chaotic and tense as Phyllis’s story is with Danny. In the way these three stories are being taken up at the moment I’m struggling to identify any possible configuration in this particular triangle. I understand the reason why Cricket dislikes Phyllis. I get it. But you must stop 1)) being enticed by the delusions of Phyllis and) hitting anyone with a higher tone.

My biggest issue is with Danny as, for me I don’t think anything Phyllis claims to say is logical. Does she really trust the words she says? Does she actually believe that she’s changed since she’s acting this way with Danny? It’s hard to say.

However, with Danny being around, he can see the way Phyllis is acting, but he believes that the two could be good best friends. And it’s not as if he views any of his actions as being unacceptable or insensitive. It was Phyllis that kissed him would you think? But he did kiss her back. Many times. Perhaps it’s Christine who isn’t keen on him being close to Phyllis. I’m not sure if she’s ever spoken those words however, it isn’t like her. It all seemed like he was blamed on women and accepting that he was not responsible for the nuclear cloud of toxicity that is present within the three.

I’m looking forward to the day that Danny will be able to free himself from this group of terror. However, on the other hand, perhaps each of Phyllis and Christine are able to turn their attention towards other men who are more deserving. I believed that Danny was the one but he’s now showing me that he’s far from.

Other Y&R Thoughts

What Else I’m Feeling: Jack (Peter Bergman) and Victor (Eric Braeden). I won’t get too deep, as I’m being an unreliable record each week. However, Jack as well as Victor are currently acting as if they were uneasy allies. There is a truth to it, Victor knows that Jack is Nikki’s patron. The comments shared between these two fierce rivals are awesome. Going to that dive bar to get Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) to her home was a great experience also. I feel terrible for Nikki as she’s losing her battle in the moment. But watching Jack and Victor spend time with each other was a blessing in itself. What is the name for the dive bar? It was it The Empty Glass or was I hearing sounds?

Key Conversation #1: Diane (Susan Walters) and Phyllis. It’s hilarious when the women from Genoa City talk to Diane. They scream at her, claiming how terrible and wicked she is. But they’ve committed acts that are just as or even more so than Diane. I loved Diane in breaking the news to Phyllis of her appointment as co-CEO alongside Jack of Jabot. With that said even though I like Diane I understand the reason these women are always vigilant when it comes to Diane.

I’d never lay down with her. I’d need to keep an eye always open. Since even though she’s at her best at the moment, I believe she’s waiting for that perfect moment to strike. The entire Nikki spending lots in time Jack situation could be that exact moment she takes off. I’m hoping that I’m right.

Key Conversation #2: Devon (Bryton James) and Daniel (Michael Graziadei). Daniel is my pet at the moment. The ways the cheats are newer as well Lily (Christel Khalil) isn’t aware of it yet. He’s inventing excuses for the reason he can’t fly to Lily to reveal the truth. It’s to her benefit since she’s not able to take this news at the moment. I really liked Devon telling him about all of this…at first. Naturally, Daniel admitted to his cheating with Amanda (Mishael Morgan) into his face. And Devon did not hesitate to back down.

Chop, Chop: Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Tucker (Trevor St. John). The two have heated conversations in person, over the phone, through Osmosis, or some other method. The time has come to bring the story forward. Tell us what’s happening Please!

A lot in too Short a Time: It’s that the show has gone completely on Tucker and it’s like he’s always on. The problem is that I’m unable to tell whether he’s honest. In my opinion, there’s no way to tell if he’s sincere. Let’s take this sudden affection for Audra (Zuleyka Silver). It’s like an act.

The burning question #1 What many tasks is Abby (Melissa Ordway) will be undertaking as a member of the Chancellor’s Winters board? Since she’s transferring the management of Society to Tessa (Cait Fairbanks). Are they going to have her at CW for the full-time duration? Also, I’m looking forward to seeing Tessa within this Society universe.

The burning question #2 How does Nate (Sean Dominic) think about Audra? He should clarify his feelings since I’m unable to tell whether it’s strictly professional or more personal.

Brothers at Work: Nick (Joshua Morrow, who was recently celebrating a birthday) and Adam’s (Mark Grossman) drinking conversation was pleasant. I liked what he said about the feeling of being alone and how often he’s felt this way. He also mentioned that the same thing about himself. Although that’s partially true however, I’m not convinced it’s all that is true. Of course, there is always a theme of Adam having the responsibility who will need to make improvements, an adjustment, compromise and then revert. This is to the point where everyone tells him how terrible his character is and how badly the way he responds to each incident that he’s making for himself, too.

On My Radar: This whole Devon/Billy (Jason Thompson) conflict is heating up at CW. How serious is it going to become?


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