It's Only My Opinion
Soap Opera Digest|April 11, 2022
Daytime’s most outspoken columnist!

Soaps have to mention distant relatives if they ever want to use them logically — especially the younger generation.

Calling Y&R’s Keemo! We endured weeks of Jack tearfully reminiscing about his long-lost son and voicing his regrets about Keemo “not knowing his brother Kyle” when the kid had literally not been acknowledged in 26 years.

Kyle (to Jack via FaceTime): “Keemo. That’s a name I haven’t heard you mention in forever.”

They do such a good job keeping Ashley and Traci in the mix when they’re not around. Why not talk about other missing family?

Traci: “Did Keemo respond to your Christmas card?”

Jack: “No. He’s still mad that I kept his mother’s illness a secret.”

Like that. Instead we got this:

Jack: “He was one short plane ride from family in Genoa City and I didn’t have a clue!”

Exactly.

Y&R created Jack’s smarmy nephew Theo out of whole cloth (and dumped him soon after) when Keemo was right there for the taking. And don’t get me started on how they are wasting legacy duo Summer Newman and Kyle Abbott, a.k.a. Nikki and Victor 2.0.

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