YOUNG AND RESTLESS
Big business has long been a story staple on Y&R, but the recent flurry of acquisitions and takeovers not only all but requires a scorecard to keep track of who works where and who owns what, but isn’t creating enough drama to justify its screen time. To recap, Victor bought Ashland’s biz, Cyaxares, and renamed it Newman Media, not to be confused with Newman Enterprises, which is now known as Newman/ Locke. NE CEO Victoria sold ChancComm to Chancellor Industries, then bought it back, and also recently acquired Newman Media, quickly jettisoning Chloe and Chelsea’s fashion platform. There’s a whole lot of shaking going on, but to what end? None of these transactions carry even a fraction of the emotional heft of the show’s best corporate sagas, such as the various fights for Jabot. Soap fans crave soaps’ romance, escapism and family drama, and while business shenanigans have their place, their frontand-center storyline status is dragging Genoa City down.
Cute wink-wink moment on DAYS when Stephen Nichols’s Steve posed as a priest, he called himself Father Nichols.... Finally, a GH scene in which Kristina got to react to her half brother Dante dating her half sister Sam! Also, kudos to whoever came up with the brilliant bit of Luke’s ashes landing on Scotty.... Y&R’s art department did a great job with the design of Tessa’s album cover.
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Ashley Jones (Bridget, B&B)
Young and restless
BACK TO LIFE - Diane advises Phyllis to mind her own business but Phyllis refuses.... Jack tells Nikki that Diane is alive. Nikki pays Diane a visit and warns Ms. Jenkins that she won't find the redemption she's seeking in Genoa City.... Jack welcomes Kyle and Harrison home.... Jack gently informs Kyle that his mother is alive. A rattled Kyle struggles to process it.... Kyle admits to Traci that he's unsure of how to proceed with the mom who let him think she was dead for all of these years.... Phyllis fills in Amanda about Diane. Later, Phyllis berates Diane for leaving her suite and roaming around town.
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THAT'S THE SPIRIT - Aiden asks Chase to help him with an experiment: using a Ouija board to contact Franco. Chase tries to disabuse Aiden of the notion that Franco's ghost is behind what's been going on at Liz's. Later, Finn and Cam find Chase unconscious and take him to G.H. Portia diagnoses him with a concussion, then apologizes to Jordan for their earlier confrontation. Chase briefs Liz on what happened with Aiden. Jordan learns that the security footage from Liz's house has been corrupted and advises Liz to move out for the time being. Liz nixes bunking with Finn and Violet, but agrees to relocate to the Metro Court. Liz and Finn run into Lucy, and Finn pooh-poohs Lucy's belief in the supernatural. Liz privately confides in Lucy about what's been going on, and Lucy suggests that she seek the services of a medium.
Bold and beautiful
MARITAL ISSUES - Quinn, Eric and Carter discuss the tragedy that occurred with Steffy and Finn. Once alone, Quinn confides in Carter that she thought she and Eric had been working on their marriage since her affair, but she's not confident that it will ever be the same. Quinn admits she is worried that Eric will never love or trust her again as much as he once did.
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