Gloria Lets Lauren Have It on The Young and the Restless



Judith Chapman's return to The Young and the Restless was a breath of Gloria-ous, fresh air. Glo had a hard time believing her beloved grandson Fen (Max Ehrich) would overdose on drugs. She quickly blamed Lauren (Tracey Bregman), ripping her up one side and down the other.

Lauren pushed back against Gloria’s rant,  saying she normally wouldn’t take it from a woman with such questionable mothering skills. Deep down Lauren knew her mother-in-law was right, however.

The moment Gloria found out Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Lauren were back together, she did a complete 180, telling her daughter-in-law she always knew they'd make it. Y&R needs more Gloria and a lot less Dylan (Steve Burton).

At the police station, Michael tried to get Carmine (Marco Dapper) charged, but Paul (Doug Davidson) said there wasn’t enough to charge Lauren’s Italian stallion. Carmine strutted into the station wearing handcuffs. He proceeded to rub Michael's face in his strawberry-scented fling with Lauren. 

Michael screamed out a threat to kill Carmine, only to be admonished by Paul. This better not be foreshadowing. Carmine is definitely a keeper!

Leslie (Angell Conwell) arrived to help get her client out of jail. When Paul let Carmine go, Michael became enraged and knocked items off an officer’s desk.

Jack (Peter Bergman) asked Nick (Joshua Morrow) how he could hide Summer's (Hunter King) "true" paternity. Nick insisted he believed she was his, pointing to their similarities.  After Nick left, Summer showed up at the Abbott mansion.

Jack and Summer tried to come to terms with what had happened to them. Jack told the young woman to take her time. Up until this point, I hadn't really connected with King as Summer. This storyline has changed that. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for Hartley Sawyer's take on Kyle. If anything, his work in this arc has made me miss Blake Hood all the more.

Sharon (Sharon Case) explained to an adult Ghost Cassie (Camryn Grimes) why and how she changed Summer’s DNA test results. What has been done to Sharon is nothing short of a travesty. I can’t think of a single character in soaps in more desperate need of a full-blown rehabilitation

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  1. Profile photo of stoney07
    stoney07

    I STILL say that this is what Josh Griffith is going to do. I know, I know, he promised it before. But there’s nothing about what we are seeing on our screens that shows that Sharon is of sound mind right now. She clearly is going off the deep end, and the lower she gets, the more I’m convinced this is going to be the one where she finally BREAKS once and for all.

    I think that’s all they can do to redeem Sharon, is have her completely SNAP and then get back to herself. Whether its a tumor, or bipolar, or whatever.

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    pferrando

    Luke, your comments are pretty much spot on. Thanks for calling out the Burton mess.

    I think we’d all like to see Glo’ much mo’.

    Both Dapper and now King are keepers.

    My only thought is that while Sharon may appear to need rehabilitation more than ever, we don’t know exactly what caused her to do what she did.

    The verdict is still out for me on that one.

    This was a very strong episode!

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    Yoryla

    Can’t believe I would ever say this but the Baldwin/Bardwells are now the most realest and closest family on the show! Their fights actually make sense, and there’s still the feeling of closeness there.

    And I also can’t believe I’m saying this, but Gloria looked beautiful!

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    bobbyew

    Great episode. Loved seeing Gloria back. Sharon doing the fool. We all knew it was coming due to the blogesphere. Michael in the police station was great too. Angel Conwell telling Paul you need to let my client go was amazing. It was what a powerful attorney should do for all clients.

    Great Episode. Todays was too to some extent.

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    LaDivaYR

    Gloria, Gloria, Gloria! She’s got more sass and *life* than all the damn newbies combined. This diva says more with one side eye than fucking Dylan with a 100-page monologue!

    I loved her tough love chat with thirsty Lauren. She needed to hear the TRUTH and then get a hug. Awww, I love my Gloria!

    If only Gloria would sit down with Sharon and slap her silly for a good two hours! “Put yourself together, blondie! Take your meds and get me some cash, I’ll take care of that obnoxious Cupcake Peddler for ya!”

    Dylan is the Chemistry Killer. A total downer that kills all energy whenever he shows up. Steve Burton and his fake tan need to exit to the left TODAY. Bye bye!

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    pjc722

    You are so RIGHT ON about Gloria getting more and Dylan getting less!! Sure, Gloria is a gold digger and I hope that they write it that she hid a few million away from Jeffrey because otherwise the whole plot point of GloWorm burning down and the 7 million Gloria was given WAS STUPID WASTE OF TIME because all we got was the GOLD AWFUL set of THE BOULEVARD.

    They are destroying Sharon and I hate to be the one to say it but she will not be redeemed. She can’t be because it would be the ENTIRE show forgetting or forgiving her deeds.

    It’s sad.

    Dylan needs to fall down that empty elevator shaft I keep mentioning and Chelsea and fall in after NEVER to be seen. He is a gossipy old nosy body and she’s a lying whore. (Sorry, what else would you call a 3 month pregnant woman who goes to a bar and picks up a man and brings him to his hotel room and let’s him “ff” you WHILE 3 months pregnant?! Honestly it was the dumbest and grossest character move! SHE JUST MET HIM THAT NIGHT and she had unprotected sex WHICH could have given her a STD that could have killed the fetus. Just saying

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    tedew

    I still say that if Victor did indeed arrange for a switch in Sharon’s meds then really all could be quite forgivable. Victor has and continues to screw up and mess with lives at his whims. It has lead to deaths or deaths caused and it must finally end.

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    Yoryla

    Hopefully Chelsea is the Courtney Matthews of Y&R.

    She will give Adam a child, then have a hotel named after her, then drop dead without anyone ever mentioning her again.

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    Jon

    I have always loved Judith Chapman and Gloria. I can’t believe people complained there was too much Gloria under LML’s regime. MORE GLORIA!!!!!!!

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Yoryla]Hopefully Chelsea is the Courtney Matthews of Y&R.
    She will give Adam a child, then have a hotel named after her, then drop dead without anyone ever mentioning her again.[/quote]

    I hope you are right. Such an awful character.

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    fmat55

    [quote=TraceyAbbot101]Love me some Judith Chapman!

    Was she ever on ” ATWT ” back in the day??[/quote]

    Yes she played a character named Natalie in the 70’s.

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    pferrando

    A lot of the right characters were on under LML, including Glo. LML just didn’t know what the hell she was doing with the show, which means she didn’t know what she was doing with the characters. Bleh.

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    SoapArmageddon

    Judith has been on six different soaps: ATWT, Ryan’s Hope, GH, OLTL, Days (where I first saw her in action as Anjelica Devereaux), and Y&R.

    That must be some kind of record.

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    aquariandramaqueen

    Clearly, I have missed a couple days as I have no clue what the whole deal with Sharon and Summer’s paternity is about. So, let’s see if I’ve got it…years ago, (not 18 years as Summer was SORAS’d but whatever), Nick had the paternity tested but the results came back “inconclusive”. He held onto that ambiguous knowledge all these years and then had it retested which proved Summer is really Jack’s daughter. SO what did Sharon do and when did she do it??? (I would watch it on SoapNet but I don’t have it…boo!)

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    pferrando

    When she was at the hospital she overheard a call from the technician to Nick saying the results were in/done.

    As he walked away, she “says” she went in and altered the test. So supposedly Summer is Nick’s. That’s what she’s been talking to “Cassie” about in her “head”.

    Something’s up with this, and I am not yet convinced.

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    noway

    [quote=aquariandramaqueen]Clearly, I have missed a couple days as I have no clue what the whole deal with Sharon and Summer’s paternity is about. So, let’s see if I’ve got it…years ago, (not 18 years as Summer was SORAS’d but whatever), Nick had the paternity tested but the results came back “inconclusive”. He held onto that ambiguous knowledge all these years and then had it retested which proved Summer is really Jack’s daughter. SO what did Sharon do and when did she do it??? (I would watch it on SoapNet but I don’t have it…boo!)[/quote]
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    you can watch Monday’s eppy on CBS if you can stand the commercials.

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