NOV 26th - NOV 30th
(Pardon my not blogging last week, but there were only three episodes and they all focused on Thanksgiving, so I was attempting to spare you the barf factor).
So we started out our Thanksgiving holiday with the joyful news that Phyllis was, indeed, released from the dredges of prison as her appeal was quickly approved. However, it seemed mighty peculiar that just as the "free woman" rushed to the hospital to be by Nick's side, not ONCE did we she her reunion with Summer...and for all her whining and pining about her baby while melting coffee cups into shivs in the joint, you'd think Y&R would at least attempt to milk that moment. Yet, on the unfortunate side of the story, Victoria's condition continued to worsen and Victor and Nicki's dispute turned fervently bitter...so much so that the whole town seemed to be taking a side: save Victoria and screw the baby, or save the baby and screw Victoria. The thrice-divorced couple took their dispute to court, where Brad, King of Douchebags, also petitioned to be Vicki's guardian. This required Brad to suddenly pretend that he didn't cheat on Victoria WHILE she was pregnant before, causing her undue stress that most likely caused THAT miscarriage. Instead, Brad read a heartfelt letter from Victoria when she thought she actually LOVED him, wherein she claimed that she would die for her baby. REEEEAL objective.
Meanwhile, outside the hospital, the tension between Lily and Cane has been building more than ever, despite the fact that Heather always seemed to pop-in and shamelessly flirt with Cane - and NOT ONCE did Lily snap her fingers in Heather's face and say "Bitch, please!" making one think that is Lily not really Drucilla's daughter...that is until Lily cooked an inedible Thanksgiving meal and instead of laughing it off, she had a major hissy and abandoned the whole shindig. And SPEAKING of that missing piece of cliff meat, EVERYONE in town kept talking about how SOPHISTICATED and ELEGANT and FABULOUS Drucilla was the whole damned week. NO ONE seemed to remember that she was inevitably spastic and completely over emotional. Yet Karen proved that SHE is actually the sophisticated one when she admitted that her absence at Thanksgiving was because she overheard Lily and Devon trashing her...and they proceeded to apologize and hug and have a schmoopy Thanksgiving moment.
And is anyone else sick of Cane's crotch constantly making his decisions? Cause, like, one minute he's making out with Heather and the next he's, like, TOTALLY giving Lily the bedroom eyes and the next he's telling Amber he will help her serve the homeless at Crimson Lights and then, like, TOTALLY goes BACK to Lily and then just when we think he's decided to go for the jail bait, HE TOTALLY MAKES A DATE WITH HEATHER, and then COMPLETELY flirts with Amber's cleavage when she disguises herself!!!! AHHHHHHH!!! But it was clear that Amber and Daniel NEED to consummate their friendship a little more seriously when she was eating her dejected Thanksgiving meal solo, and he left his family just to keep her company. Nothing like a relationship built on porn turned into true love!
The week began closing with all this new buzz about Jabot's "FACE OF JABOT" contest where average women nationwide could enter a contest to become (you guessed it) the new face of Jabot. Cane convinced Lily to enter (and even though it's a nationwide contest, WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN??) whereas Amber decided to create an alter ego (with a hideous wig) in order to enter the contest since her marriage to Cane made her ineligible.
At the same time, Jack continued to play the self-serving ass clown as he and Ben (remember his campaign manager that looks like the poor man's Michael J. Fox?) started bullying Detective Maggie about his role in Ji-Min's death. SUPPOSEDLY Ji-Min's parents JUST NOW Fed-Ex'd a tape that their departed son sent to them, wherein we hear Victor playing the tough guy to get Ji-Min to admit Jack's role in Jabot...and somehow Jacko and Ben seem to think this will clear his name when he speaks in front of the ethics committee. WHATEVER. BOR-ING!
And just when it seemed that Victoria might spend a whole 'nother week in her vegetative state, Victor and Nicki agreed on an emergency C-section where her baby was delivered (surely to face many horrible health issues in the beginning but end up a healthy spoiled brat like Noah later). However, Nicki acted as if she had been completely misled when the doctor informed her that they still had no idea when she would awake from the coma. Now, I know the writers are striking and all, so I think this is a perfect time to implement the "Anvil crushes Nicki's Head" storyline because she needs to DIE...and they can blame the lack of creativity on the strike. Problem solved.
So next week I think we can HOPE that Victoria wakes up but let's assume the baby's life hangs in the balance; Amber is SURELY going to get herself in trouble again while wearing her cheap hooker costume; and Cane and Lily are a very-soon-to-be hot item around town despite their sizeable age difference. Note to Kelly: you might want to keep up on this story for obvious reasons.