HomeTVCBSThe Young and the Restless Spoilers: The Bug Busts Phyllis! Jillian Bowe July 9, 2012 39 Comments Cricket/Phyllis: Phyllis could really use a can of Raid this week in Genoa City back, because The Bug is back! While helping Paul with his case, Cricket finds the evidence Ricky had linking Phyllis to the hit and run all those years ago! A stunned Cricket fills Paul in, surmising that Phyllis must have seen the kiss she gave Danny the night of her wedding to Paul.Paul isn't too broken up about his ex kissing her ex almost 20 years ago, since he's trying to beat a murder rap! Later, Cricket confronts Phyllis with what she knows, and things grow volatile between the two sworn enemies. Cricket vows to make Phyllis pay for her crimes, however a legal loophole keeps Red out of the slammer. Before Phyllis can breathe a sigh of relief, however, Nick learns of her long ago actions and is appalled. Can Phick survive this latest blow? Kevin: He is not amused when he finds out who Chloe's financial backer is. Sharon/Adam/Chelsea: News of Adam and Chelsea's engagement spreads across Genoa City. A jealous Sharon points out to Chelsea that Adam didn't give her Hope's engagement ring, as he had with her. Meanwhile, Adam goes to Victor with a business opportunity, but his father shuts him down. The black knight tells Adam if he ditches Chelsea, then they can talk. Adam warns his father not to go after his new lady love. Later, Sharon bumps into Adam and tries to convince him he isn't in love with Chelsea. Following his chat with Sharon, Adam decides he and Chelsea should elope! Sharon's day doesn't get much better, after she hears Victor and Nikki talking about the horse Victor gave her. Sharon heads off undetected, and winds up stealing a necklace from a department store! Adam and Chelsea head for Kansas to get married. When Sharon finds out, she realizes she still wants Adam, and vows to bust up the wedding! Ronan/Nina: Mother and son butt heads over Paul's arrest. Nina is confused as to why Ronan is being extra tough on Paul, since the two have worked together before. Will Heather hold the answer to Ronan's behavior? Carmine/Abby: The naked heiress and the bartender's relationship starts to turn romantic, much to Victor's chagrin. Will Abby be able to help her new beau out of the legal trouble she got him into in the first place? 39 Responses met July 9, 2012 [quote]The Young and the Restless Spoilers: The Bug Busts Phyllis![/quote] This is whole rubbish should be on the top ten list of boring or awful tv. Good grief we are not even in the dogs days of summer yet and this is the best Y&R can put out.Michelle Stafford should be ashamed for acting out this garbage. Log in to Reply mannym716 July 9, 2012 Are you kidding me with this sh*t? When Sharon ain’t stealing jewlery, she’s d*cks. Log in to Reply sillytee July 9, 2012 of course there’s a legal loophole…ugh… Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 July 9, 2012 Another week in Genoa City and it’s another week in the life of Phyllis Newman. YAWN! What’s Nick going to do when he finds out about his wife’s hit and run? Nick’s stupid. He’ll be silent for a moment then take her to bed, have sex with her and play video games afterwards. Hell, Phyllis could tell him that she murdered Sasha Green. Nick has no brain. He doesn’t care! Sharon’s back to stealing??? That’s the best thing they could come up with? How boring is that? Sharon’s kleptomania didn’t work the first time around. You don’t behave like you are brainless and then explain it with kleptomania. People with kleptomania do have a brain. I’m not so sure about Sharon Newman anymore. They should trail that back to Cassie’s death or something. Do a really emotional story out of this. Showing that Sharon is lost – not stealing, but emotionally lost. It’s always the same story with Ronan isn’t it!? He’s coming to town, being cold to people for some odd reason. Then it gets explained and leaves all of the sudden; leaving Nina once again heartbroken. How many times is MAB going to play that story??? F*ck! The only good thing in those spoilers are Abby and Carmine. And that’s just sad! Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 July 9, 2012 Phyllis getting her commeuppence is too late. The horses left that barn long ago and the doors have been locked. Why even go back? it just looks desperate. As does Sharon. The show is a complete mess. God bless the actors for putting up with this pathetic woman’s “vision” of what her father in law built and what she has systematically been tearing down. MAB should be ashamed… 0:) Log in to Reply david46208 July 9, 2012 @soapjunkie88: The Spit and the Rest of Us. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 July 9, 2012 [quote=david46208]@soapjunkie88: The Spit and the Rest of Us.[/quote] Haha. Good one, David. I love your comments. Log in to Reply ynroltljunkie2009 July 9, 2012 What happened to this once great classic soap? Bill Bell is spinning in his grave with what his hack daughter-in-law has done to his show. First off, when is that vile piece of garbage Phyllis ever going to pay for her crimes? The nerve of her ever coming down on Daisy, when she pulled the same sh** years earlier. I’ve never been a fan of Cricket but I hope she wipes the floor Phyllis. Are you kidding me with that whore Sharon? Now she wants to go after Adam and bust his wedding? What did Sharon Case ever do to deserve ratchet storylines? Enough is enough! Log in to Reply The_Moustache July 9, 2012 Scientologist Phyllis ONCE AGAIN does not pay for her numerous crimes. what the F was the point of all that build up then?? Abby should’ve never been SORASED & recast with a 30something if they were going to keep writing for her as a spoiled teenager. Log in to Reply marybee50 July 9, 2012 Again,the stuff with Phyllis and Sharon is just pathetic.I’m watching today’s episode and Phyllis is now making eyes at Ronan at the station.Are they going to go there again.I thought the new Heather and Ronan actually were clicking. And Sharon.I feel so bad for Sharon Case.If she doesn’t have the classic brain tumor to explain her actions,this needs to end. Log in to Reply Yoryla July 9, 2012 Please, if nothing else, then even let Christine SLAP the hell out of this witch!!! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon July 9, 2012 Sheffer and Hamner are probably the ones doing the only writing for this show while Maria is out saving art museums. But she must read the scripts and get storyline updates at some point, so why does a fairly intelligent woman (Let’s assume she is.) allow such horrible, misogynistic portrayals of women on the show she’s running? Log in to Reply isiola July 9, 2012 This storytelling is why the genre is on a downward spiral…rewriting of stories …the Phyliss story showed the promise of some payback..but a legal loophole..give me a break…the story on the website above Y & R is a scene Days already aired..GH ..torturing us with the same ole same ole….don’t watch B&B (yeah)…all soap writers should get together and fix the mess they are sadly making…I have been watching soaps for many many years…PLEASE PLEASE change the boring routine…there are many like me who still watch but it does not bring ratings..DO SOMETHING…don’t let things remain status quo. : ( Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott July 9, 2012 Sharon is going to start stealing again? Are you kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Log in to Reply Bartman202 July 9, 2012 [quote=soapjunkie88]F*ck! The only good thing in those spoilers are Abby and Carmine. And that’s just sad![/quote] It sure is, SoapJunkie88 – hope you don’t mind me keeping your censored expletive in, but I feel the same way! Today’s episode was nothing but by-the-book/connect-the numbers storytelling. It just keeps getting worse and worse as it goes along… Log in to Reply Angie Lucy July 9, 2012 Really Sharon? I never thought I’d say this, but I’m on Adam’s side. Log in to Reply Yoryla July 9, 2012 On a very side note, how is Kevin not amused by Adam. They aren’t even in the same league, Adam could stomp on Kevin like a fly lol. Log in to Reply hey mon July 9, 2012 Wow! I was really afraid they were going to be give Michelle Stafford a day off or two. Thank goodness she is in the middle of yet another story-line. What a fracking joke (to put it like Lee Adama) Log in to Reply CarlyCfan July 10, 2012 Can we get LML back? YES. I’m that desperate. The Phyliss Hour is never going end, is it? And Sharon will continue to be the most pathetic woman on TV, right? And there is no way MAB doesn’t LOATHE Sharon Case, i’m 100% sure that she does. There is no other explanation for this bullshit. I used to say that LML’s regime was the reign of terror but MAB’s is the reign of horror and it’s worse. This woman is the worst thing that has ever happened to Y&R. I’ll even take Guza and Pratt over her! Log in to Reply wiggum July 10, 2012 Is it possible that MAB loves Sharon Case and the shitty storylines MAB has written for her is actually giving Sharon storyline and keeping her on the front burner? Does MAB think she is doing Sharon Case a favor? Log in to Reply CarlyCfan July 10, 2012 [quote=wiggum]Is it possible that MAB loves Sharon Case and the shitty storylines MAB has written for her is actually giving Sharon storyline and keeping her on the front burner? Does MAB think she is doing Sharon Case a favor?[/quote] It would be hilarious, but i don’t think so. The stories are always humilating for the character of Sharon while her pets are usually propped. Just look at Phyllis or at Adam back when she still adored Muhney. I’m actually starting to believe that she has wanted to write her out but because Sharon was really popular she had to make the fans hate her first. Log in to Reply ChrisGa July 10, 2012 [quote=wiggum]Is it possible that MAB loves Sharon Case and the shitty storylines MAB has written for her is actually giving Sharon storyline and keeping her on the front burner? Does MAB think she is doing Sharon Case a favor?[/quote] And the character assassination of Sharon Newman continues. Log in to Reply pjc722 July 10, 2012 Why did Maria Bell bring this story up with Phyllis’ ATTEMPTED MURDER (hit and run means it was an accident and you fled… we all know from being long time fans that Phyllis meant to KILL and not scare) if the only resolution we are going to get is Phyllis getting off on a technicality. That’s absolutely ridiculous and if it’s Avery that gets her off on that LOOPHOLE that will be the ruin of YET another strong female character! Avery came on to the show as a fighter of the underdog and a heavy believer in her father’s innocence. If she discovers that Phyllis had intentionally (or accidentally) ran Paul and Christine down… and knew that Phyllis paid the doctor to leave town… then that would make Phyllis out to be EVEN worse than her father. On the Sharon front… REALLY, Maria?!! You can’t think of any other story?! You fire Eileen Davidson’s Ashley rather than getting rid of Sharon Case’s Sharon so that Sharon could go back to stealing and chasing Adam?!! NO ONE WANTS THIS STORY or any story that you have come up with for this character in many years!!! STOP SCREWING UP A LEGACY THAT IS NOT YOURS, MARIA BELL!!! YOUR FATHER IN LAW IS ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE BECAUSE YOU HAVE UTTERLY RUINED WHAT WAS ONCE THE PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT DAYTIME AND TURNED IT IN THE WORST!!! CBS and SONY, PLEASE ACT QUICKLY and either dump Maria or cancel this show before fans run from CBS and never return!!!! Log in to Reply tedew July 10, 2012 These spoilers are appalling. We all know that Ms Stafford appears to now be the star of this mess and as such, her Teflon set will probably make Victor’s look like a bargain basement starter set. The trouble with Phyllis is that she just can’t accept herself, even when her own son brings it up. She’s appalled that anyone dares cross or challenge her. I just can’t wait for the high strung histrionics we are in for in the coming days and weeks and months. I don’t know how yet, but this creature will somehow walk out of this fire unscathed. So are we all going to be shocked and surprised when Daisy shows up again? Does anyone else feel that the whole Ricky episode just wasn’t all that simple and cut and dry? Are we ever going to find out what lurks inside that dark and troubled mind of Ronan’s? Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 July 10, 2012 tedew-I would ask at this point, do we even care? (Of course, I fall into the camp of “I complain, therefore, I care. Even if it doesn’t read that way.” ;)… 0:) Log in to Reply Dyllan July 10, 2012 -Ronan is a very wasted character. He was great the first round, now I am just sick of him and his mommy issues. -I still say can Heather. The character is boring and pointless. -The Phyllis storyline is f*cking stupid. All it did was piss off more viewers because it symbolizes how this annoying ass character gets away with everything. If she does pay for her crimes, they somehow try to make her look like the victim. Time to write the character off or backburn her. -In theory, I am okay with the writers opening the “Sharon and her five finger discount” storyline, if it explains some of her behavior. There is a reason why someone steals. However, knowing MAB’s record, I doubt that will happen. [Quote]On a very side note, how is Kevin not amused by Adam. They aren’t even in the same league, Adam could stomp on Kevin like a fly lol.[/Quote] LMAO….I was thinking the same thing. WTF is Kevin going to do? Hack into Adam’s computer and find his porn? Log in to Reply hey mon July 10, 2012 Classic MAB storylines. Boring as #ell, and stupid. Red is going to get away with another crime. Kevin is acting like a fool again. But all of the kidz introduced in May, and not even on anymore. No Summer, no Noah, no Fenster, no Kyle. Just Abby and Carmine back in town — and they aint even banging away. When is the first day of Kristen DiMera? When? Log in to Reply Newmanwins July 10, 2012 Kevin said he wants nothing to do with Adam cause he is a maniac. That is so funny coming from the Chipmunk who burned down Gina’s restaurant, tried to kill Colleen by locking her up in a freezer, and was a creepy twisted pedophile in that storyline with Lily. If Kevin’s can change, then so can Adam. Log in to Reply cgoff July 10, 2012 the whole hit and run evidence is the most asinine I have ever seen on a soap opera and I have been watching soaps since the early 60′s! can anyone here walk up and pick up a receipt for ANYTHING you purchased in 1994? I mean come on, if you did what they say Phyllis did would you keep the receipt for the rent car! I think that MS is acting what she is handed, she is an actor, it is not her job to write her script. Log in to Reply tedew July 10, 2012 cgoff … you are probably quite correct that MS is acting what she is handed. But is it also possible that she is being handed exactly what she has demanded? Remember, it is rumoured that she is the female version of Hans Gudegast around the so called powers that be at Y&R. The other thing about MS … can you really tell me that you don’t mind her incessant and increasing use of at least double line readings? That is about as annoying as EB’s increasing obvious use of BlackBerry line feeds. That being said, the set up for her supposed downfall is all rather suspect. I also doubt that she’d keep such incriminating evidence around for discovery at an inopportune time. But even if she does somehow avoid legal retribution for some odd reason; the point is is that she did do it and should at least suffer moral suffering and retribution. If it somehow turns out that she is 100% innocent of all wrong doing, then there had better be a pretty darn good explanation for it all. Newmanwins … I agree with you. I’m not actually sure that Adam has done as much wrong as Kevin has. In fact Adam has probably done more redeeming and decent acts. Log in to Reply cgoff July 10, 2012 [quote=tedew]cgoff … you are probably quite correct that MS is acting what she is handed. But is it also possible that she is being handed exactly what she has demanded? Remember, it is rumoured that she is the female version of Hans Gudegast around the so called powers that be at Y&R. The other thing about MS … can you really tell me that you don’t mind her incessant and increasing use of at least double line readings? That is about as annoying as EB’s increasing obvious use of BlackBerry line feeds. That being said, the set up for her supposed downfall is all rather suspect. I also doubt that she’d keep such incriminating evidence around for discovery at an inopportune time. But even if she does somehow avoid legal retribution for some odd reason; the point is is that she did do it and should at least suffer moral suffering and retribution. If it somehow turns out that she is 100% innocent of all wrong doing, then there had better be a pretty darn good explanation for it all. Newmanwins … I agree with you. I’m not actually sure that Adam has done as much wrong as Kevin has. In fact Adam has probably done more redeeming and decent acts.[/quote] don’t you think that IF MS had all this POWER you ASSUME she has, that her character would have lost Nick to Sharon, that SHICK had a child from their adultery, that Phyllis would have stayed with Nick since the asinine Paris debacle, this stupid hit and run brought back up? and for your information, the double lines is how the writers WRITE Phyllis’s lines, they have since she came on the show. As for the hit and run, it will be a small a glitch as everyone’s crimes! do you see Katherine paying for Phillip II’s death? or Nikki paying for the 3 people she killed or Lauren? how about Victor hell he has perpetrated so many crimes over the years they are to numerous to count! yet he never pays! why should Phyllis? I think the SHICKer’s just want her to pay because Nick chose her over and over again over Sharon! Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 July 10, 2012 cgoff, your argument has some valid points EXCEPT that every single one of those storyline points that you just mentioned gave Stafford a Great opportunity for some massive scenery chewing played up to histrionic levels. Only the most generous of actresses (which unfortunately are not many) would pass up that opportunity. And yes, if the back and forth between her and Sharon could somehow give her lots of scenes to emote while simultaneously seeming to endear Phyllis to audiences (I admit I am not one of those people) who were previously either cool or hostile to her character, then yes…I do believe the actress would push for it. As a dramatist myself, I know that it is often not about the short term but the long term benefits, and yes, a storyline that shows Nick to be a fickle philanderer who can’t make up his mind, makes Sharon look pathetic, week and oversexed while making Phyllis look long suffering yet faithful…do you see how a character (and the actress who portrays her) might relish and if she has the power…push for this type of storyline? At the very least, it guarantees that she won’t be relegated to the sidelines with the rest of the vets. As a Dramatist myself, though, I realize only too well, that what an actress might crave and think a good thing may be very detrimental to the life and health of the actual drama and show. Log in to Reply cgoff July 10, 2012 MsAgentProvocateur1 what you fail to understand is MS is contract for x number of episodes a year, so many per quarter, she runs about the same or less then Josha Morrow as they appear to be on the same contract directives. I will explain so that it is easy to understand, if you work and are a hourly employee, you are “scheduled” for 5 days a week, for at the max 50 weeks a year or less depending on you how many days you get for vacation and the # of paid hoildays you get, just like you MS is obligated to work for the contracted episodes a year, she has a child to support and as a single parent do you think she is going to turn down work. The only actor that I think can askew storyline is EB, he will not allow Victor to lose to Jack, he would not allow the Phyllis character to go off on Victor after the Patty factor was found out. So I do not see MS dictating what storylines she is doing or not doing. Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 July 10, 2012 Who’s talking about Contracts?? Please! There are subtle pressures that an Emmy Award winning actor who’s already a favorite of the regime can extract to get more airtime/storylines. Ever been behind the scenes of a Television show? Because I have. I stand by my comments. Log in to Reply tedew July 11, 2012 cgoff … I don’t assume anything about Ms Stafford. These are just rampant rumours which may just have some basis. Rumours always have basis. Regarding the double line readings … again I can’t say for sure; but I highly doubt those are actually written for her. I think she’s ad libbing. The point is is that Phyllis is a highly annoying self righteous and hypocritical character and of course she is written that way. But it’s all compounded by that seemingly ever present supercilious face that’s being thrust upon us. Log in to Reply timepass July 11, 2012 I don’t call those spoilers; more like yesterday in Canada. Phyllis will win, again. Log in to Reply tedew July 11, 2012 timepass … I’ve thought that about the spoilers quite often too. But still they’re fun and do spark topics for posts of all sorts here. Log in to Reply hey mon July 12, 2012 Now The Show has Cricket saying that she was a federal agent back in 1994. What a joke. She was a new attorney, and had just gotten out of the modeling business at Jabot. C’mon MAB, I know you were in charge of the wardrobe next door at B&B in the early 90s, you knew what was going on with The Bug. Log in to Reply Cuppa_Coffee July 19, 2012 My thinking is, if Sharon doesn’t like the way she’s being treated and the stuff she is given, she can leave just like Ashley did. Michelle is no more of a pet than Sharon or Eric is. MTS has walked, EB has walked and I think maybe JW did too. No one is telling Sharon she has to stay. She wants to stay. It’s airtime and pretty soon it’s going to be snivel and cry time. In her glory. Then she can wonder why none of the Newman men want her thieving self. As for Adam and Chelsea, I like it. Adam has moved on and Chelsea’s moving on with him. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.