The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Phyllis' Chickens Come Home to Roost!






Danny/Cricket: The model-turned-lawyer and the rockstar hit the sack. Is it a reunion? Not quite, the couple has to contend with their respective careers (not to mention their exes), while basking in the afterglow!

Ricky/Phyllis: Things are not looking good for Red. Slick Ricky is determined to get something juicy on Phyllis! She and Paul discuss his wayward son, after they run into their mutual exes, Danny and Cricket, at the GCAC. Meanwhile, Ricky meets with Dr. Tim, who is still steaming over the setup orchestrated by Phyllis all those years ago.  Ricky lets him know he's writing a tell-all surrounding their mutual enemy, and the good doctor gives him a buffet of information on Phyllis!


Victor: Following a shocking choice by Victoria, the Black Knight starts to rethink his budding relationship with Sharon.

Jack/Nikki: Old Smilin' Jack's road to recovery is getting smoother by the day. Meanwhile, he and Nikki start to map out their lives together.

Heather: She returns to Genoa City due to a job offer.

Cane/Genevieve: The mob moll's choice regarding Cane leads to consequences.


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Either go with the relationship OR DON'T!!! Victor and Sharon was tested months and months ago and we all SAID NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO then (and then all proceeded to vomit)!!!!

So why is Maria Bell writing it the same way to see what people think, say or feel about the connection a few months later?!! Seriously, how do the characters know they want one another when all they do is talk about whether or not they SHOULD want one another.

I'm in the camp that says this is a gross pairing and we all know the reasons. But the concept of the pairing, the fact that they have already, and that they are considering it now only makes Sharon look like more of an idiot than it makes Victor look like an OLD RICH GUY OUT TO GET WHATEVER HE WANTS AND BE DAMNED if he cares what anyone thinks about it.

I am totally confused why Maria Bell would even go this road because when Sharon kissed Victor YEARS ago when the actress left the show during a contract dispute for close to a year, FANS WERE IRATE over the embrace. There are lines that both shows, Y&R and B&B love to cross to piss fans off and ACTUALLY TURN THEM OFF their shows, and this is a prime example! (Ridge with Brooke's daughter and his own step sister is another one)

WHY?!!

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I would be interested in in SyPhyllis storyline if i knew that she wouldn't come on top in the end. But just like Victor and Sonny from GH SyPhyllis is never going to lose.

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Phyllis is a pathetic and by far the most overused character ever. Of course she isn't going to lose. She comes out of this a heroine. -.- While several other characters are constantly thrown under the bus, Phyllis comes out on top and can write crap about everyone else on that stupid magazine.

NO ONE liked Sharon and Victor months ago in their "fake" marriage. Why a head writer ever would try to repair them for "real" is beyond me. MAB is one awful writer who is going to get this show canceled.

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The redheaded virus is FINALLY gonna get what is coming to her? Doubtful. If Bill Bell Sr. were writing the show, or Kay Alden, or anyone with a BRAIN, she might get more than just a slap on the wrist.

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Michelle Stafford must have some deep-dark secret that she's holding over the writers & producers of the show.

every storyline is about her and she's in every episode!!!

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@The_Moustache: She sure ain't doing nothing for the ratings.

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The whole Victor/Sharon thing is really gross, I never though there would be a writer who would actually go there, I could be wrong because it was a long time ago, I think it was in elementary school when Nick walked in on Sharon kissing Victor or was that a dream some character was happening? Either way..yuck!

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Y-A-W-N!!!!

Just waiting for the ratings to go down even further....

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The reason MS gets so many stories is that she can be paired (not just sexually) with virtually every actor on the show and something can come of it. Can you really say that about 90%+ of the current cast? Nope. Start going down the list and think of how boxed in certain actors are. For example, even though I love Sharon Case and she's a capable actor, can you see her in compelling scenes it up with the like of Ronan, Ricky, Lauren, Michael, etc.? The examples are countless. (And I won't even go to the one-note actors, AH, cough.) JC and JW are probably the only other two who can fit that description.

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You're forgetting about Peter Bergman who is also tremendous, which makes it all the more sad that he is perpetually stuck in a cycle of playing the fool for love, rather than the wizened savvy, highly charming, devil-may-care force to be reckoned with. It's a shame really.

It is not about MS' capabilities as an actress but the fact that the constant, unrealistic boosting of her character as well as Victor Braeden's omniscient, all-powerful being has been done to the detriment of this show. MS was a powerhouse for many years but has been acting in only one key and it doesn't interest me, and I suspect it doesn't interest many, from the looks of the ratings.

This show shouldn't be about protecting egos but getting the best out of all your talent. Those that can't cut it, need to go, but of those who are vets like Doug Davidson, Tracey Bergman and Christian LeBlanc and Jess Walton and Jeanne Cooper-- they are highly capable and can be every bit as compelling as Michelle Stafford, with decent writing.

And yes, I can see Sharon Case in compelling scenes with all of these characters, if she had decent writing-- but she doesn't.

It won't matter, how powerhouse Michelle Stafford is, if the ratings continue to sink because the show is not immune to cancellation, with or without her.

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DenverDean wrote:
The reason MS gets so many stories is that she can be paired (not just sexually) with virtually every actor on the show and something can come of it. Can you really say that about 90%+ of the current cast? Nope. Start going down the list and think of how boxed in certain actors are. For example, even though I love Sharon Case and she's a capable actor, can you see her in compelling scenes it up with the like of Ronan, Ricky, Lauren, Michael, etc.? The examples are countless. (And I won't even go to the one-note actors, AH, cough.) JC and JW are probably the only other two who can fit that description.

So why don't Jill and Kay get airtime? They haven't written Jill a story in YEARS! When they use them it's only to prop their new characters.

Who'd of thought poor old Mrs C would be isolated with a former crack whore and a sex addicted son who sports a 1982 mullet in her twilight years? We get a few Jill/Katherine scenes scattered throughout the year and that's it. You would never know they live in the same house or spent their whole lives together. What a travesty, such a waste of talent and history.

Jess Walton was a hit paired with Tristan Rogers. The Jill/Colin pairing was popular so they fire TR instead of writing a love story? Being a great actor, Emmys, Y&R history, or being popular with fans means nothing to the present PTB.

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WHY? Writers are encouraged to write what they know. Can we therefore assume that the HW/EPs of Y&R and B&B write what they know when it comes to Vile Victor and the Forrestors--is this a reflection on the Bell Family itself?

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DenverDean wrote:
The reason MS gets so many stories is that she can be paired (not just sexually) with virtually every actor on the show and something can come of it. Can you really say that about 90%+ of the current cast? Nope. Start going down the list and think of how boxed in certain actors are. For example, even though I love Sharon Case and she's a capable actor, can you see her in compelling scenes it up with the like of Ronan, Ricky, Lauren, Michael, etc.? The examples are countless. (And I won't even go to the one-note actors, AH, cough.) JC and JW are probably the only other two who can fit that description.

There are other characters who can drive story and are constantly thrown to the back burner. MS isn't the second coming. Y&R still has a lot of talented actors and there are a few that deserve more airtime.
Other than that I think it'd be nice if Phyllis weren't written in a way where she appears to be Genoa City's biggest hypocrite. A character that somehow is involved in every storyline should at least stay true to herself at some point. Haven't seen this with Phyllis for at least five years.

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There are only two possible reasons for the vile storylines, particularly the Victor and Sharon pairing:

1) MAB thinks everything she thinks up is fantastic, and is so shocked when viewers and online commenters vent their frustration, that she gets even more determined to prove to everyone that her ideas ARE good, damn it, and continues to force universally hated actors (Yvonne Zima) and stories on the viewers.

2) Sony and CBS want out of the soap game just like ABC, and MAB and the writing staff at Y&R are encouraged to write stories that will literally drive away viewers and drive away ratings so the show will be cancelled. Upper management and MAB won't suffer from the show getting cancelled themselves, because they'll be offered production deals and the like to keep their coffers lined in the future.

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If nothing else maybe MS could be brought down when someone finally takes her to task for her worsening and now incessant onscreen histrionics and gross over acting. It truly is a day WITH sunshine on Phyllis free days.

Unfortunately, I tend to agree with those who have resigned to the notion that Phyllis is as Teflon for whatever reason as Victor is and will apparently continue to have her past rewritten and/or explained to her (MS) benefit and demands.

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I don't MAB is very much in control anymore like she was in 2011. The 2.9's and 2.8's of March must have scared the #ell out of the Bell Family. Thinking they finally lose their cash cow. Get ready for a heavy does of Summer, Fen, Noah, Eden, Kyle and the GC Gang, this summer.

MAB usually likes to write for the older folks, not the younger. She likes to kill off the younger folk, to help pay for the veteran's salaries.

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Why would anybody want to read a book about Phyllis? Are we supposed to believe she is a renowned nationally-known publishing mogul like Rupport Murdoch?

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Coffee_Junkie wrote:
Why would anybody want to read a book about Phyllis? Are we supposed to believe she is a renowned nationally-known publishing mogul like Rupport Murdoch?

I agree that it's a ridiculous -- though Ricky is lying -- even "in universe" there isn't actually a book -- but also in a world where people like the Kardashians are considered famous and worthy of weekly magazine covers and book deals, I'm pretty sure ex-wife of a famous rockstar who was also (occasionally) married to two different gossip-worthy billionaires would, at least, be on the cover of Genoa City's version of Us Weekly... which I guess is Restless Style, which is probably why it's a good idea for them to keep owning it.

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Sorry but MS is not THAT good of an actress compared to the amount of air time she gets. And she doesn't make it work all the time (ie Ronan, Daisy, etc). Her character is just flat out annoying with all her screeaming. I highly doubt she'll pay for her deeds.

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I guess I'm not remembering correctly because I don't remember Tim and Phyllis parting on bad terms. And what kind of shrink is he that he's been seething with anger all these years?!

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RebeccaJ ... why? He is a Genoa City shrink of course!

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So well said @MsAgentProvocateur1. I can't BELIEVE that these writers care so little about viewers that they keep perpetuating the same stupid, nonsensical storylines! Victor and Sharon are bad enough, but would the REAL Phyllis take Nick after he slept with her sister? We're supposed to buy this? The idea that Michelle Stafford is just such a phenom actress that she's worth throwing the show away is garbage. And fans of the show should be alarmed. Frankly, I tune in once hoping things have changed, but somehow they just get worse! This was once the highest rated soap, ladies and gentlemen. Look at how BAD the numbers are! Clearly, people want to see someone BESIDES Saint Phyllis.

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DenverDean wrote:
The reason MS gets so many stories is that she can be paired (not just sexually) with virtually every actor on the show and something can come of it. Can you really say that about 90%+ of the current cast? Nope. Start going down the list and think of how boxed in certain actors are. For example, even though I love Sharon Case and she's a capable actor, can you see her in compelling scenes it up with the like of Ronan, Ricky, Lauren, Michael, etc.? The examples are countless. (And I won't even go to the one-note actors, AH, cough.) JC and JW are probably the only other two who can fit that description.

Michelle is that you? Honey you're talented but you've been looking tired lately and you're tiresome. Please take a break.
Thanks.

More seriously this is bs! MS isn't the second coming, a lot Y&R actors can drive stories.

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double post. sorry.

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tedew wrote:
If nothing else maybe MS could be brought down when someone finally takes her to task for her worsening and now incessant onscreen histrionics and gross over acting. It truly is a day WITH sunshine on Phyllis free days.
Unfortunately, I tend to agree with those who have resigned to the notion that Phyllis is as Teflon for whatever reason as Victor is and will apparently continue to have her past rewritten and/or explained to her (MS) benefit and demands.

People just should know by now that MS must have a lot of influence over there. Ever since she and JM brought Phick on, MS feels entitled to be the female lead of this show.
She was one of the major players who denied Victoria Rowell to return and if rumors are right it was her who demanded a Phick reunion - which is why the Nick/Avery romance ended so fast.

If you follow MS on twitter, you get an inside on her too. She was telling fans that ED wasn't fired but let go and as fans were upset and fighting for ED, she told them they shouldn't be angry at ED!? Misinterpreting the entire situation. It gives you an idea of how MS rules and why she is on-screen so much.