HomeTVThe Young and The RestlessHow Long Can Chelsea Keep the Truth From Adam on The Young and the Restless? Luke Kerr May 23, 2013 The Young and The Restless, TV Recap 31 Comments Billy (Billy Miller) wanted to have a bit of fun with Victoria (Amelia Heinle), but she was more worried about Adam (Michael Muhney) and his implied leverage. Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) put Kevin (Greg Rikaart) through the ringer about stealing. I don’t know about the rest of you, but in my opinion, it is time for those two to be split up. They were cute once, but saving the house and Crimson Lights has pretty much destroyed them. Meanwhile, Jason Morgan…err…Dylan (Steve Burton) spent more precious time–that could be used more wisely on legacy characters–with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan). Jill (Jess Walton) gave Cane (Daniel Goddard) a hard time about his marriage to Lily (Christel Khalil). He asked if her questions about Lily and Tyler (Redaric Williams) were a way for her to distract him from Chancellor. Jill told Cane he made her love him like a son, so she was going to talk to him like her child. When exactly is the last time Jill had a nuts and bolts conversation with Billy? If she actually treated Cane like she treats her real son Billy, she’d never interact with Cane. Speaking of Tyler, he and Leslie (Angell Conwell) spent a bunch more time talking about Lily. Who knew Lily was such a scintillating topic for conversation? Lily told Neil (Kristoff St. John) Tyler quit the campaign. Victor (Eric Braeden) dropped by Billy and Victoria’s house. Victoria confronted her father about his favoritism towards Adam, while never giving Billy credit. Billy talked to Adam about his threats, but Adam called his brother-in-law out for being a gambling addict. He even pointed out Billy's recent wins. He wondered if Victoria would give Billy a free pass on giving in to his addiction again. Billy asked Adam what he needed to do to keep Adam’s mouth shut. Chloe called someone to have Crimson Lights appraised. Adam visited Chelsea, who told him she saw him more now than when they were married. He implied the baby was his, and then outright asked her if it was his child. Dammit, why can’t I ever decide whom I want Adam with? One moment I want him with Sharon, and the next I want him with Chelsea. Not a bad problem to have if you’re a soap character, is it? Neil went to the police, because his private journal thoughts were published by a blog. This time the blog post was an entry in which Neil questioned Lily’s fidelity to Cane. Lily sure seems to be a pretty buzzworthy topic these days. Kevin traced the IP address to a corporation Neil owned. Neil was dumbstruck, and insisted that couldn’t be possible. Dylan went to Adam and told Chelsea’s ex to back off. Dylan sure is a powerful man, capable of squishing Adam under his boot, isn’t he? So, Dylan is going to be successful where everyone else in Genoa City has failed? Adam survived Victor; he'd undoubtedly eat Dylan for lunch (no puns intended). 31 Responses beans4metoo May 24, 2013 I’m enjoying the Billy gambling story but it better not break up my VILLY. UGH… Can they just break up Chloe and Kevin already? They have ZERO, ZERO chemistry and were better as friends. Now, Chloe is a great character and a talented actress who has good chemistry with both Cane and Billy so WHY is she saddled to Kevin. No offense to Greg Rikkart but Kevin has no chemistry with anyone he is paired with. I’m over seeing Jill yell and b***ch at Cane. I’m also confused because Jill has always loved Cane and treated him as her son, even AFTER finding out he wasn’t so I don’t understand why now she is so upset at him running Chancellor? I’m borderline over Tyler and Leslie, so I’m glad this new stalker story is coming up because I was getting bored with them but I’m interested in this. Now, I’m assuming the stalker will be that Rose that they have been going on about ad nauseum but it would be awesome if it was DRUCILLA (even though I am NOT a Victoria Rowell fan, I would love the storyline potential). I have been OVER Lily from the beginning and cannot be more over her now. She is rapidly creeping up to the top of my “soap characters I cannot stand list” (which Lulu and Courtney on GH top). I just don’t see what is so damned wonderful about Lily. I think Cane has much more chemistry with Chloe or Chelsea. I don’t mind all the airtime that Dylan is getting because as a HUGE GH fan, I love Steve Burton and just glad to see him on my screen again but he will always be Jason Morgan to me. I am torn as to some of my preferred couplings. I think Sharon and Adam have SMOKING chemistry but Sharon too is in my Top 5 on the can’t stand character list so I’d prefer Adam with Chelsea. BUT I like Chelsea and Dylan too, so I’m not quite sure which I’d prefer her with right now. Equally torn between Dylan/Avery or Avery/Nick. Right now I am really anticipating the Summer paternity storyline and by far my favorite storyline right now is Michael/Lauren. Christian LeBlanc is outstanding as usual. Log in to Reply lance_prentiss May 24, 2013 I do not understand why Jill has not shared any scenes with Billy either (or any of the Abbotts or Victor and Nikki for that matter). It’s as if the character is being written to exist in a bubble surrounding Cane and the Chancellor mansion. There are a wealth of s/l possibilities for this character. She should be running Chancellor Industries and competing with Newman and Jabot. Can I please have a strong female lead in the business arena on this show??? Kevin and Chloe have ZERO chemistry. Together, they are beyond a waste of space. I hope that the writers drop this pointless s/l with Dylan and Avery. I’m not feeling the chemistry between these two at all. He showed more chemistry with Sharon than Avery or Chelsea, but Sharon needs to be single for a while before she hops into another relationship with someone else. Also, there is no need for Dylan to be onscreen every other episode. I have nothing against Dylan or Steve B. but seriously…. Log in to Reply tedew May 24, 2013 Some may think of this as comeuppance for Adam but he has changed and is most certainly the most complex and interesting of the Newman clan. So I really am not liking this whole matter now that so many are getting involved in trying to keep him in the dark … most especially the hideous Victoria. I truly hope Adam stomps on and destroys her like the dirty little cockroach she is. Ms Ungrateful and Insecure Chelsea is not much better. Regarding Jill and Cane … does anyone truly believe that he should be or deserves to be in the position he now is in? Log in to Reply noway May 24, 2013 Dylan went to Adam and told Chelsea’s ex to back off. Dylan sure is a powerful man, capable of squishing Adam under his . boot, isn’t he? So, Dylan is going to be successful where everyone else in Genoa City has failed? Adam survived Victor; he’d undoubtedly eat Dylan for lunch (no puns intended). Bwahahaha, you got that right. Please can we just get rid of the cupcake/Dylan and con show? Victoria, can’t even get close to competing with the baby burning kidnapper. I wouldn’t want to be you when he or your daddy find out, but then this is the Stevie B show, maybe Dylan can pwotect Vicki and Chels from da big bad Newman boys. :Sp Log in to Reply hey mon May 24, 2013 I think Adam can add, so I think he should find out about The Baby’s parentage. Dylan vs Adam. Calling Rich Hightower, calling Rich Hightower. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 May 24, 2013 I enjoy Billy vs. Adam. It kind of really sets up the next generation of the Abbott/Newman feud. This Chelsea storyline is a whole other thing. So sick of it. Starting with Chloe’s interference and ending with this Chelsea/Dylan bullsh*t. I don’t want Adam with Sharon anymore. She deserves more. It would take me a lot to invest in them again after this latest stunt he pulled. Adam deserves a lair like Chelsea. But then again no one deserves to get played like that. It’s time to either write Chloe and Kevin off or at least one of them. Talk about ruined characters. MAB started it an JG finished the job by letting them steal from Katherine. Leslie and Tyler are my favorite characters from this newbie invasion while I’m still asking myself where the hell Nikki Newman is. Wasn’t this MS storyline supposed to be a big thing!? Also missing Sharon in a front burner storyline where she isn’t used as Adam’s call girl. Log in to Reply pferrando May 24, 2013 Heather left when she was pretty much told the role was going to recurring. For some reason though when AH was cast the character was on all the time. Not sure why that happened. Log in to Reply bishbay May 24, 2013 Victoria has got to be the least-rootable character in the soaps currently. She’s got a wonderful, hot–though flawed–man she treats terribly. She’s got incredibly severe, untreated Daddy issues that motivate just about all of her actions. She has like nineteen kids under the age of four but since they don’t have the perfect genetic makeup she’s insisting on having another one. She seems to have no friends. Her default personality setting is snobby bitch. Was it better when Heather Tom was playing her? Or has the writing changed a lot for this character in addition to the actress? She could disappear tomorrow and I wouldn’t care. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 May 24, 2013 [quote=bishbay]Was it better when Heather Tom was playing her? Or has the writing changed a lot for this character in addition to the actress? She could disappear tomorrow and I wouldn’t care.[/quote] Back when HT was still playing the role, Victoria was more critical of Victor and his schemes. Mostly because he never respected the men in her life. She stood up to her father. With Tom’s acting that was pure brilliance back in the day. Now Victoria has become her daddy’s puppet who can arrest her on her wedding day and she’s still jumping to prove herself to him. Adding Heinle’s acting to that … it’s not a character worth rooting for anymore. HT was about to be dropped to recurring? I thought she left on her own terms -after disagreeing with the producers about the character’s development – wanting something new and different and then decided to move to New York…!? Log in to Reply bishbay May 24, 2013 Thanks for the information, soapjunkie. Sounds like she was much better back then. Love HT, too. Log in to Reply rozzberry May 24, 2013 In terms of soap viewing for the week, Adam & Chelsea’s interactions made my week. MM & MCE’s chemistry is fantastic, even when they argue sparks fly. [quote=soapjunkie88] It’s time to either write Chloe and Kevin off or at least one of them. Talk about ruined characters. MAB started it an JG finished the job by letting them steal from Katherine. [/quote] My vote goes to Kevin/GR. He’s a very good actor, but the character is just begging to be written off. Kevin just isn’t fit anywhere on the canvas, with his wife included. IA, stealing from Katherine was the last straw imo for the character. I’m not giving Chloe a complete pass on the latter either, BUT Chloe/EH however does have chemistry with several of the actors/characters(Cane, Billy, Chavez) that are of a similar age. Log in to Reply Angie Lucy May 24, 2013 They never should have given Jana that brain tumor. She was Kevin’s best partner (although he and Amber had great chemistry too, even though they were just friends). Chloe got the ball rolling when she stole from Katherine, so I don’t feel sorry for her at all. To think that she accused Billy of being unfit and barred him from Delia when she’s the one who stole from her own godmother and married a mentally unstable man. Kevin needs to leave for a few months so he can lie on Dr. Emily’s couch. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 May 24, 2013 The whole Kevin/Chloe story is so bad, it may be time for them to exist the show. Micheal and Lauren is my favorite story-line right now, so true to life. Have a feeling Carmine may become a “fatal attraction ” story since he refuses to give up on Lauren and seems will cause problems with Fenmore. I like Adam so much better then Dylan, Mr. Perfect. I can’t help it, I still see Jason Morgan every-time I look at him. He doesn’t play the “Prince Charming” role well. Adam has that evil sexiness about him which makes him so much more interesting. Like the Billy gambling story because it gives Billy M a good storyline. Victor always makes me laugh with his “Billy Boy” remarks. Poor Victoria, when she finds out Billy has been lieing and has gone back to his addiction of gambling. But it makes for good soap material!!! Looking forward to Tuesday’s tribute show to the great Jeanne Cooper! Log in to Reply pjc722 May 24, 2013 I am more of a fan of the Kevin and Chloe story if Kevin has to pay back to society. Not a fan of the FREE RIDE ONCE AGAIN FOR THE CHARACTER just because he is a wuss and afraid of a tight space! Kevin has to start to pay for all his crimes over the past decade or so. But as the story evolves and destroys their marriage, I am hoping that Chloe finds herself chatting with Chavez and that a quadrangle between Chloe, Kevin, Chavez and Abby begins. it would be great that it would be created because Chloe has the chemistry with Chavez, Kevin is a bit nuts and Abby HATES Chloe and to lose. So to see Kevin team up with Abby to stop that would be hilarious. (I Hope) I CAN NOT STAND ViCTORIA. No where have a seen a more spoiled, entitled, loser of a character on a soap before now in my 20-25 years of soap pleasure watching! She whines all the time about having a kid, Billy’s shennigans, her mother’s illness, Newman, and Adam that it’s as if Victor has to just kick her out and tell her to grow up instead of saying OBSTINENT. It’s just sad that they have opted to write the daughter of Victor Newman and Nikki as such a wimp. (Sadly, Nick is one, too, while Adam could be considered a great representation of both his parents) As for Adam, I can’t wait for him to discover that the baby is his and I hope he tones down the anger and aggression and informs Chelsea that he won’t take the child from her BUT HE MORE THAN INTENDS ON BEING IN THE CHILD’S LIFE. Take this away from Adam being EVIL and make it more about Chelsea being a con-artist at heart who never had anything of her own and that she is afraid he will take the child so she does desperate things. It would be fantastic that once the baby is born she flees with it and Adam is distraught. (Here Victoria could take advantage and be every bit her father by trying to wrestle Newman from Adam while he is down) Adam could find Chelsea & the kid and LIKE THE MOMENT PHYLLIS LOST Danny years ago, we can see Chelsea lose her child to its father. Melissa is more than capable of delivering one of the most EMMY WORTHY performances when she loses the child to Adam. In the end, Adam could say to Chelsea that he main objective was never to have the child SOLELY but to share him with Chelsea. After we see Melissa’s great and heartwrenching performance, Adam could show up at her home with the baby and make a deal with Chelsea. If she promises to stay in Genoa City, she can be the primary care giver to their child but that he wants to see the child all the time freely. It could eventually bring these two back together and create a new NIKKI/VICTOR love story. Where’s Dylan in all this, you might ask? Well, while he was renovating his warehouse in the bad side of town… PERFECT place for a child in an old warehouse by the docks… he slips and falls down an elevator shaft and since he has said SOOOOOO many times that he was leaving town, Avery believes thats the case and since he has no other friends, male or female, they go along with it. Years from now, Noah could find the skeleton when he is opening up his gay club in the same building. OH the drama of it all. Log in to Reply pjc722 May 24, 2013 UMMMMM… did I miss something with the BUY BACK NEWMAN story? Tucker never sold Victor his shares of his stock on camera so did he do it off camera? If he did, then Victor is majority shareholder? AND, I know Jack is dull and nice now, but WHY ON EARTH WOULD HE SELL HIS huge block of stock to the Newman’s after all these years UNLESS for double?! Have they addressed those aspects in this story? Makes no sense to me. Log in to Reply revtrask May 24, 2013 I used to love Kevin Fisher. What a deliciously flawed and funny character. Sadly, even talent like Greg Rikaart’s can’t overcome writing this bad, for this long. I still hold out hope: characters like Paul and Adam have been given new life, new direction. Perhaps breaking off this dreary relationship with Chloe and having this new position working with the police will offer Kevin the opportunity to become an integral part of the Y&R landscape again. I just hope he retains that quirky, sarcastic edge and regains his vulnerability. Plus, given her over-the-top interest in Chelsea and Dylan, having a newly-divorced Chloe make a play for the man who Chelsea is starting to fall for would be good, soapy fun! Friend vs friend over the muscleman, g. Bring in someone new for Kevin, someone who likes him for who he really is, larcenous tendencies and all. Log in to Reply pferrando May 24, 2013 Chloe and Chavez…good Chloe and Kevin….time to move on Log in to Reply RedChair May 24, 2013 Re: May 23 (Canada) May 24 (USA) episode: When Sharon overhears Adam and Victoria, I think it was, I wondered… What if Sharon goes off her meds and plots to steal Chelsea’s baby as a retroactive payback for his stealing Faith? Stranger things have happened on Y&R? I mean she supposedly found Victor sexy not so long ago. Log in to Reply hey mon May 24, 2013 Hopefully, Adam will figure this shennanigan right-quick, and Adam will figure out that Baby Newman is really his. C’mon Adam, you are smart, you can figure it out. Log in to Reply NathanHastingsSr. May 24, 2013 I hope Adam gets custody of the baby. Log in to Reply noway May 24, 2013 This is so ridiculous Adam has yet to even be threatening about taking a child from her. Just not that long ago she couldn’t wait to raise a baby with him. All this propping….. :Sp |( Log in to Reply tedew May 25, 2013 pjc722 … good scenario for Adam/Chelsea and Baby A/C. The thing about Heather Tom is that she could then and still could have been making Victoria an extremely interesting character. Her version would still be fascinating and multi-layered. This version never gives us any reason at all to care or root for her let alone even like her at all. Log in to Reply tashikins May 25, 2013 I like her(Viki) Log in to Reply Yoryla May 25, 2013 Heather Tom’s Victoria could never stay with Billy, though. I can’t see it. She would have thrown his azz out the first time he was a jerk. Log in to Reply BetseyD May 26, 2013 [quote=pjc722] Where’s Dylan in all this, you might ask? Well, while he was renovating his warehouse in the bad side of town… PERFECT place for a child in an old warehouse by the docks… he slips and falls down an elevator shaft and since he has said SOOOOOO many times that he was leaving town, Avery believes that’s the case and since he has no other friends, male or female, they go along with it. Years from now, Noah could find the skeleton when he is opening up his gay club in the same building. OH the drama of it all.[/quote] LOVE THIS! This is perfection! YOU should be EP of Y&R!!! Log in to Reply BetseyD May 26, 2013 [quote=pjc722]UMMMMM… did I miss something with the BUY BACK NEWMAN story? Tucker never sold Victor his shares of his stock on camera so did he do it off camera? If he did, then Victor is majority shareholder, AND, I know Jack is dull and nice now, but WHY ON EARTH WOULD HE SELL HIS huge block of stock to the Newmans after all these years UNLESS for double?! Have they addressed those aspects in this story? Makes no sense to me.[/quote] Of course not! If you ask me, the so-called business storylines are just as bad/unbelievable now as they were under MAB. I love how TIIC seem to think that we are all a bunch of Bon-Bon eating half-wits who will believe anything they happen to crap out for storylines. I especially love how both Victor and Junior are bending over backwards to include the shrew, Victoria, in the family business by practically begging her to come work with them, yet nothing other than total equality/control over all of NE will do for her – anything else is deemed an insult, and off she goes – stomping her feet in the process! Just when did the BOD O.K. her coming aboard, anyway? And to be given such immense power – the same amount of power as the reigning CEO?!? WTF?!? Not only that – Victoria is totally insulted at the thought of her father ever wanting to build some kind of relationship with his own son. She seemingly wants TEVN to publicly proclaim her to be his one and only – most favorite child of all time, and only heir-apparent to the Newman Dynasty. Nobody else is as awesome as she, nobody else is as smart as she, and NONE of her other siblings could ever produce a true Newman heir, other than she! Never mind the fact that Nick has already had a few kids of his own, including the first/oldest MALE grandchild (God help poor Noah if he were ever to take an interest in the family business). Now, this bitch seems to feel justified in denying Adam his only child, all because she can’t stand the thought of Daddy-Dearest fawning all over a grandchild she, her-mighty-self, did not produce. I laughed my ass off when Billy shut her pompous-ass self down on Friday’s show – and now she has to go another whole month before trying to get pregnant again. GOOD FOR HIM!!! I hope to God that she just flat-out can’t get pregnant – mainly due to the fact that she wants a kid for all the wrong reasons, the biggest one being that she is competing with Adam (in her own sick mind, of course) to produce the next Newman heir. Victoria is just so utterly sickening and disturbing right now that one can’t help but hope she is brought down – HARD – by her much-despised baby brother! WTF is wrong with this person? Log in to Reply tashikins May 26, 2013 Wow Betsey, some strong words there. I wish they would write Viki even more like Victor in he board room. I want her to be a force to reckon with and I want her to bring baby brother down. Log in to Reply tashikins May 26, 2013 If Viki is a bitch because she does not trust Adam then everyone on the shoe should be bitches. Log in to Reply tedew May 26, 2013 But Victoria wants to take Adam down for all the wrong reasons. By trying to do so she is attacking the exact carbon copy of the man she supposedly adores. Why should she bring her baby brother down at this juncture? She remains a self centered selfish little insect portrayed by someone who has no ability at all to inject any interest or charisma at all into her character. Log in to Reply tashikins May 27, 2013 I don’t think that Adam and Victor are identical–they are motivated by very different things. While Victoria accepts Victor we have to understand the father-daughter dynamic; Adam is not her father. What I am saying is that one can love one person in spite of their faults and despise another precisely because they possess those said faults. Log in to Reply pjc722 May 27, 2013 The character of Victoria was a totally different animal when Heather Tom played here. She was every bit Victor’s daughter. But under Amelie Heinle, the writers over her tenure have opted to write her as a passive aggressive whiny wimp, and to Amelie’s credit she is performing well with the crap they are giving her. When she came back from Italy after almost 2 years (SAD, really, they never once dove into what she did there and if she dated other than her dead BFF who married Victor), she was strong willed and was about to be running JABOT while Jack was at Chancellor. But then, all of a sudden it went to Jill and the character of Victoria whimpered back to daddy and never put her back bone back in place since. I would love to see her work for Jack and possibly then be a rival to Adam in the business world. Till then Victoria is a sad waste of a character. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.