Young & Restless exhausted Stitch and made Mariah’s delivery a sitcom
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Young & Restless concluded the kidnapping part of the surrogacy story this week with a bit of perhaps unintentional comedy. Elsewhere, Ashland’s past becomes an issue and Sally becomes agitated about Phyllis.
Something to see
In last week’s column, I said that I would be pleasantly surprised if the kidnapper turned out to be anyone other than Stitch, and alas, the story went almost exactly as planned. Despite being so obvious, it still didn’t make much sense. Even Stitch couldn’t explain it! Basically, Mariah was terrorized by a half-baked plan to win Abby back with a redemptive side. Rey likened Stitch’s motif to that of an arsonist, but the only thing the plot really set on fire was his character. They tried to pass him off as somewhat sympathetic, but the damage was done. (Plus I always want to know How? ‘Or’ What He did it.)
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Either way, it played out like a B-movie, and then on Willow Lane, the delivery of Baby Chancellor played out like a sitcom …
First, we asked Abby to run into the room and blurt out, “Oh my God!” which was followed quickly by her informing the panting woman lying in the middle of the towels having contractions: “You are in labor!” ” You have no idea how much I wanted Mariah to laugh, “No shit, Sherlock!” (Tell me you can’t hear Camryn Grimes’ perfect line delivery.)
If you’ve seen it, I don’t even need to explain why it was – unintentionally or not – comical. Let me start off by saying that Grimes has done an amazing job throughout this story depicting a terrified woman about to give birth on her own. But Abby looking impatiently under the covers between Mariah’s legs as Devon smiled and Mariah dying was something to see. Don’t even throw me on Nate’s head demonstrating his two-second breathing technique from the tablet on the dresser. You had laugh or you would cry. After the birth Devon and Abby adoringly smiling at this towel was the to finish of me. It reminded me of that old story with Ashley and her invisible baby, Robert.
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As much of a calamity as this surrogacy story has been all along (and it may not be over yet), it made managed to deliver tense scenes and some entertainment value for fans who were intrigued by the mystery of who took Mariah and why, although the final act blew her up by going exactly where we knew he was. was going to go.
It’s not yet clear why Ashland’s connection to this wealthy, elderly woman – her benefactor – is important, but that’s obviously going to come into play as Victor and Billy continue to dig into Locke’s past for more dirt. I speculated earlier this week about Ashland’s Sugar Mama, and since then I’ve realized there is another possibility. It was revealed that the older, wealthier woman had a husband who died. This husband had two media that she sold to Ashland after the fact, and that’s how Locke Communications started. Gloria was married to John Abbott, but she was also married to William Bardwell, who died and left him his fortune (and other assets it is safe to assume). So, Ashland’s past might just pop up to greet him in society one of these days! Whoever the woman, unless Ashland kill her husband, it’s still unclear how that would change anything with regards to Victoria, the merger or the marriage.
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In a related commentary, Victoria was shaken when Ashland revealed her vision for Newman-Locke and when Nikki predicts that he might need an office and may want to lead the new entity with her. Was she surprised that he might in fact beat her cancer, or did it make her suspicious after Victor cast doubt on her by accusing her of faking his illness? What is your opinion ?
* As expected, something is brewing regarding Jack and Phyllis. With Sally getting agitated as she points it out to Nick, it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see where this is going. Its obviousness makes me hope for a twist.
* The faith that questions Moses was just… strange. Screenwriters have to consider injecting other teens into their storyline in some way, or else they’ll just have to keep finding weird conflict-creating ways to keep them onscreen. While we’re at it, they should also be written a bit more like real teenagers.
* Can’t wait to see more of the dynamic between Adam and Sally… and how Chloe and Sharon will react!
It’s just my opinion. Please feel free to join the conversation below, but first, review Camryn Grimes’ story on Young and restless in our gallery full of photos!
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