Nikki Sets Her Sights on Sharon on The Young and the Restless

Adam (Michael Muhney) bumped into Victor (Eric Braeden) and the two sparred about Adam taking a job at Newman Enterprises. Victor asked if Adam was keeping his pregnant wife occupied, not knowing Chelsea (Melissa Claire Eagan) lost the baby. After learning the news, Victor shared his condolences with his black sheep son.

Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) arrived with the report on what caused the fire that claimed the Newman's home. Not surprisingly, the investigation uncovered arson. Nikki immediately wondered about Sharon's (Sharon Case) whereabouts.  It’s always reassuring to know Nikki will usually jump to “blame Sharon” for just about everything. Based on their past, it’s not surprising, but it’s a comfort food type Y&R trope.

Detective Nikki hurried to Nick’s (Joshua Morrow) where she shared her suspicions with her son. He admitted suspecting the same thing. Mother and son then visited the burned ruins of the Newman home, where Victor and a PI had been assessing the scene. Nikki searched the rubble for anything a detective might look over. She discovered a bracelet Victor had given Sharon. Nikki felt it was all the proof they needed to take down Sharon. 

Nikki solved the crime so quickly; I wouldn’t be surprised if she becomes Ronan’s (Jeff Branson) partner at some point.

At the cottage, Sharon dreamed of the fire and the faces of her family. Adam woke her up and introduced her to Dr. Watkins, who he’d brought with him. Sharon accused Adam of ambushing her. Dr. Watkins started to leave, but told Adam that Sharon needed help sooner rather than later.

At first, I thought the budding friendship between Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Chelsea was a bit contrived, but it has been slowly winning me over. I’ve actually started to slightly enjoy it, and am now looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

4 Responses

  1. Profile photo of bishbay

    I think Y&R is much, much better than it was only two months ago. There is more balance (notably, Victor is not romping over every other character), the plots are making sense and the dialogue is consistently smoother and more entertaining. I hope this keeps up.

    Also, I see more people of color–the day player psychiatrist (LOVE that actress, by the way, been seeing her for years), the extras at Crimson Lights…it’s awesome.

  2. Profile photo of SZima

    I’m really liking the Chelsea/Chloe friendship too. They both started out as schemers then were redeemed to the point of being boring. It would be fun for them to be “partners in crime” and cause some mischief again…just not really destructive mischief.

    (I basically choose to forget the unfortunate way Chelsea was brought onto the show and NOT let that totally ruin the character for me. Sometimes “bad” characters are brought on a show for one purpose only, then end up being someone TPTB want to keep around, so they have to be redeemed somehow. I, for one, am glad she’s still around.)

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