SPOILERS: Dylan Snaps on The Young and the Restless





Dylan/Chelsea/Adam:  Mrs. McAvoy’s chickens have finally come home to poop in her nest. Chelsea confides in Chloe about Adam figuring out Connor is his. Chelsea admits she's afraid he will use a paternity test to take the little guy away from her! Chloe, being the smart chick  she is, tells Chelsea to hit the bricks with little Connor before it gets to that point. Chelsea wants nothing more than to run away with Connor, but wants Dylan to come with her.

Later, Dylan is clued in on Adam’s quest to claim his son. He stuns Chelsea by saying Adam has every right to do so. The war vet breaks Chelsea’s heart even further when he tells her he wants to end their marriage! He says he's leaving Genoa City for good, but wants to see Connor one last time. He then shocks Chelsea by kidnapping the kid!

Jack/Victor/Adam: Stop if you’ve heard this one before… Old Smilin Jack and the Newman black sheep once again join forces to take Victor down.

Tyler/Abby: Their relationship gets a bit steamier. What will Lily have to say about this development?

Michael/Lauren: The Baldwins are stunned by the news they receive about Carmine.

 

57 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    Who gives a rat’s ASS what *LILY* thinks about Abby and Tyler?? So now Tyler needs Saint Lily’s permission to date another woman?? Gads. Why can’t all these insipid characters just crawl away and DIE???

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    ldylkng

    Kind of off topic but PLEASE!

    OK, I have a question? Rose, Ann, Hillary? Grandmother daughter, granddaughter? How & what is the relationship, have we been told?
    We know Neil didn’t sleep with Anne, Gus said he did not have a sexual relationship with Rose, & the Senator has something big to hide about Rose. Ok, you all take it from here! Because I want this S/L to be over & don’t think the writers are going to be able to connect the far flung dots!! Help!!

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    yojoromo4469

    I see we have a few unhappy people with all of the sad excuses, for a story line on Y and R. They really need to get rid of some of this deadwood. This is by far about the worse condition I have ever seen Y and R in all my 30+ years of being into it. What a shame we don’t get a good producer and a decent writer and some better newbie actors. What a bunch of losers.

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    ldylkng

    [quote=yojoromo4469]I see we have a few unhappy people with all of the sad excuses, for a story line on Y and R. They really need to get rid of some of this deadwood. This is by far about the worse condition I have ever seen Y and R in all my 30+ years of being into it. What a shame we don’t get a good producer and a decent writer and some better newbie actors. What a bunch of losers.[/quote]

    You are so right!

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    tmac

    Idylkng…Hilary and Ann are the same person. She is Rose’s daughter. And since Rose is white and Hilary/Ann is not…my guess is that she is Gus’ daughter despite what he may have said. I don’t recall Wheeler ever mentioning Rose.

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    RebeccaJ

    Dylan leaving GC for good…yeah, right. We should BE so lucky.

    Oh, yeah, Chloe is ‘super duper smart’ telling Chelsea to leave town. She has a freaking contract with Jabot! How far can she get?!

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    SoapArmageddon

    [quote=ldylkng]Kind of off topic but PLEASE!

    OK, I have a question? Rose, Ann, Hillary? Grandmother daughter, granddaughter? How & what is the relationship, have we been told?
    We know Neil didn’t sleep with Anne, Gus said he did not have a sexual relationship with Rose, & the Senator has something big to hide about Rose. Ok, you all take it from here! Because I want this S/L to be over & don’t think the writers are going to be able to connect the far flung dots!! Help!![/quote]

    I can’t make heads nor tails of this whole thing either. It feels as though it were written by LML.

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    tedew

    I’m fed up with the ever so realistic Chloe dishing out advice to Chelsea at the expense of Adam. But Dylan kidnapping Connor is absolute lunacy. But then maybe Dylan really is very seriously mentally ill; which actually would be a welcomed realistic turn for a character who suffers Combat Stress Reaction. Maybe they will handle it well; who knows …

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    Daytimegranny

    I don’t understand why Dylan was so eager to accept Chelsea’s charge that he was the father so soon after breaking up with Adam…any other man would have asked for a paternity test. To me that was a given under the circumstances….

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    Daytimegranny

    Ann is also Hilary. Ann is Rose’s daughter. We don’t know who her father is. Ann is posing as Hilary to cause harm to Neil Winters’ family because she holds him responsible for Roses’ death even though Neil isn’t. She doesn’t know or want to know the whole story. She just wants revenge.

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    logan_echolls

    So is Chelsea gonna drug Adam and pour liquor on him so she can keep the baby? When Dylan kidnaps the baby, he is gonna also take with him a hapless heroine who will get sick and Dylan ends up getting his arm broken when they come to rescue Connor?

    Why is Jill recycling GH storylines for the Y&R audience?

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    pjc722

    On the Dylan front, I am actually liking the dramatic turn of events for Dylan. Sure, the man’s forehand hasn’t moved since coming onto the show but you have to give credit to Steve Burton for getting his eyes to well up and seeing his world crumble and conveying that believably for me. (And you all know I am a tough customer)

    BUT… this EXACT story was played out on OLTL a couple of years ago. EXACT. A war vet with PTSD was lead to believe a child was his and when he discovered it was not his… after he lost the woman he loved to another man after returning from Iraq… he kidnapped the child. Granted, I didn’t like the story then and I am not sure I will like it now.

    On the Adam side… and this goes for Jack… when will the writers of this show start showing the real bad guy and start making it that Victor should lose and not Jack and Adam. Jack summed it up when he said HOW HE TREATED CHELSEA and Adam summed it up further that he was not willing to drop everything and leave before he had a chance (that ultimately failed) to start a relationship with his father. THAT WAS ALL THAT ADAM did to Chelsea.

    WIth the Jack/Summer story, I am loving it FINALLY. Honestly, now I want it to be that Jack is really Summer’s father because he is being extremely selfless when it comes to Summer. Sure, Victor will always be an donkey’s behind in how he sees things but to write Kyle saying his own father is selfish and to Summer and having Nick tell Jack that after 18 years give his daughter space because he is smothering her is RIDICULOUS. My point is that we need to start seeing someone on the Newman side start defending Jack when Jack is not around. His scenes convincing Summer she had to go to the wedding were sooooo sweet. A great dad.

    ANd I have to give it to Sharon Case and Sharon’s story. The nut job is nutty. ANd I like it. BUT this show has to be careful with duplicate stories. You have Dylan verging on the crazy with PTSD, we have Sharon and now from the above it looks like Carmine is coming back and he is just as DUMB NUTS. Then add in the 3 paternity stories and the consistent “How can they force Dad out of his own company story” with the Newmans (which makes no sense since one story was dropped and Victor welcomed back) and this show seems like repeat stir repeat to me.

    Honestly, how many story arcs can Carmine have in a 12 month period. ENd it already.

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    pjc722

    SOAPARM…, the Wheeler story was sooooooo damn stupid I forgot that it started this whole thing off!!! But I thought that Rose was connected to Neil, Wheeler and GUs. Ann is actually Hilary.

    The show is going to have to clean its slate with this one and make a connection sound real with everyone.

    Also, someone said that Jill’s story was a repeat of GH. What was that story? I am actually just stoked that they give Jess Walton a story that will give her screen time. And while I won’t predict she will own Chancellor I do hope she becomes a business player in the field with Jack, Victor and Adam.

    And btw, I am really enjoying Adam’s friendship, no matter the past with the Abbotts with Jack. We need to move on from Adam’s past fast since Victor, Nick, Victoria and a host of others have done things over the decades that we have simply forgotten about.

    (On that I would love to see Victoria ONCE turn to her father and admit that it was her lawsuit that caused all this drama for her father and she is sorry. Just that ONE admission will make a big difference instead of “that’s different” when Adam calls her out all the time.)

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    noway

    PJC

    It’s like a shampoo bottle rinse, lather, repeat.

    So yes Nikki has a child from her stay with the cult and those of us watching at the time just missed nine months of her life. Ok, whatever. Maybe Dullen will just turn out to be Wings Hauser’s kid in the end.since she was married to Greg at the time. :Sp Correctly using history my azz Nicole Reed Foster wasn’t off screen long enough to have a kid. Oh, but look he can be Nikki’s kid and Jill’s nephew and Billy’s cousin all wrapped up in one.

    It’s one thing to retcon a character before we knew them but while they were onscreen GMAFB. Now the old crone has done it twice with Nikki and Neil.

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    noway

    Here’s an idea for Jill’s next paternity retcon.

    On Ashley’s way to the abortion clinic she was abducted by aliens, who realizing she was going to kill the fetus and they needed a child for
    “research” they took her kept her for about 8 months until she gave birth.

    They took the kid, planted false memories in her mind dropped her off as Annie in NYC, and the rest is history.

    However, the alien’s did some limited research on the kid, and took pity on it and posed as humans to raise him. Now years later Ashley’s false memories start to fade, along with some dude coming to town looking for his long lost parents, Victor Newman and Ashley Abbott.

    There is a great way to totally ruin Bill Bell’s legacy, run with it Jill.

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    Dyllan

    [quote]Actually, why doesn’t Chloe and Chelsea leave town and leave Connor with Adam? That would be the best for everybody, especially the viewers![/quote]
    Except we would be left with Muhney who can’t act and is always begging for an Emmy.

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    tedew

    TraceyAbbot101 #17 … exactly, but then when does anyone have the time to run multi-national corporation in Genoa City?

    pjc722 #19 & #20 and RebeccaJ #22 … good posts as usual, especially when it comes to Chelsea. I could never figure out why she was trying to force Adam to give up all and flee to Europe. Then to allow the vindictive manipulative Chloe to advise her and attempt to kept Adam in the dark regarding “Connor”. Also good and accurate observation concerning that weird single minded Victoria.

    Dyllan #25 … what do you mean MM Can’t act? I strongly disagree especially with much of what he is surrounded by. (And who does not beg for an Emmy anyways considering they do submit their own Emmy reels). Besides, Adam is the only one who can and should bring Victor and his clan down.

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    logan_echolls

    [quote=pjc722]
    Also, someone said that Jill’s story was a repeat of GH. What was that story? I am actually just stoked that they give Jess Walton a story that will give her screen time. And while I won’t predict she will own Chancellor I do hope she becomes a business player in the field with Jack, Victor and Adam.
    [/quote]

    ____________

    I mean the showrunner Jill. She’s taking the AJ/Jason/Carly storyline and playing it out with Adam/Chelesa/Dylan

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    Dyllan

    [quote]Dyllan #25 … what do you mean MM Can’t act? I strongly disagree especially with much of what he is surrounded by. [/quote]

    I mean besides the guy who plays Dullan,MM has to be the worst male actor on the show. Hell, I am bumping Morrow over Muhney because at least he fills the role he is written for (eye candy for women). Muhney is just stiff and can’t emote, plus, he talks like he is reading from cue cards. CE was a better Adam.

    Everyone wants an Emmy, but few make hateful comments after others have been nominated on Twitter. Muhney feels entitled.

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=Dyllan][quote]Actually, why doesn’t Chloe and Chelsea leave town and leave Connor with Adam? That would be the best for everybody, especially the viewers![/quote]
    Except we would be left with Muhney who can’t act and is always begging for an Emmy.

    U Really think Adam, can’t act? How about that dipshit namesake of yours, Dylan?
    If U wish to refer to someone that can’t act? Give us a break, Adam has more talent in his little finger than Dylan does, in his whole body.

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    yojoromo4469

    What we need most of all on Y and R, is someone to give us something new. How many times are they going to let Victor always get the better of Jack? That has been done so many times, i could write the story and I can barely spell my name. I just can’t believe that with new EP and writers, that we can’t get a different story. They screwed up the music, relegate some of the better people to the sidelines and hire a bunch of hacks from HH and feed us the same old bullshit.

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    pferrando

    So I haven’t been a fan of the way this character was brought in, but I gotta say the scenes the past couple of days with the baby reveal have been great.

    So I’ll give him some props. Deserved.

    Okay…that’s done.

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    JaneyCanuck

    So…. that was Dyldumb’s “bewildered” blank stare as he huddled in a heap at Avery’s door. I thought he might have been struggling against one of the more audible forms of indigestion. ;)

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    Dyllan

    [quote]U Really think Adam, can’t act? How about that dipshit namesake of yours, Dylan?
    If U wish to refer to someone that can’t act? Give us a break, Adam has more talent in his little finger than Dylan does, in his whole body.[/quote]
    Chile, go somewhere else and play your games at “soaps.sheknows.com” (that’s more your crowd) before you embarrass yourself even more. If you read my post, I clearly said Dylan sucked and my name came way before that useless character.

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    tedew

    Dyllan … Well that is your opinion which you are quite entitled too but I think you must be watching episodes from some other dimension. I also think you must have a hate on for MM because he dares to tell things as they are. Plus, if anyone is stiff during their scenes together, it would have to be EB trying to figure out which teleprompter should be feeding him his lines.

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    pjc722

    I am getting a little nervous over the DYLAN PTSD story and Sharon off her meds story. I think that they will merge together in a way that will make me see OLTL all over again.

    Evidence: Dylan, in the throes of his PTSD returning kidnaps Connor. Eventually, there will be a showdown and because he is a war vet, he will be given mental hospital instead of prison. (Done on OLTL)

    Sharon. She is off her meds and soon something big will happen because we have seen crazy clips of nightgown wedding veils and all that stuff. And Noah discovered she is off her meds. She will be sent to Shady Pines or whatever the mental hospital is. (Done on OLTL albeit with multiple personality syndrome not Bi-polar)

    Where I am getting concerned that this story will be a rip off. That both the characters will be in MENTAL HOSPITAL together and develop a relationship. (A blatant ripoff of OLTL. Now this is JUST my guess but I am seeing a lot of similarities in the story telling right now with both stories to Jess/Tess and whatever the war vet’s name was)

    Sorry, if Dylan takes Chelsea back he is as STUPID as we think he is.

    Also, did anyone notice how Victor just blew Noah off when he came over and said he wanted to work at Newman, and Victor said “my boy, you are more than welcome to come work at newman when you are old enough”.

    REALLY?! The kid is older than when Nick & Victoria started there and he is a Newman. Funny. Of course, Noah said thanks grandpa and skipped off happy like he just got a lollipop.

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    yojoromo4469

    Hey PJC, I see you feel like I do about Victor, when he told Noah, when he gets old enough. I use to really like Victor and now they just run him in the ground, he can’t seem to ever lose at anything and it is so boring, seeing all the recycled crap from him. To the DYLLAN person above, I don’t know what a CHILE is, so can’t comment on that.

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    harlee490

    After the reading of the will we rapidly plunged in quality…but I did enjoy Chelsea in all her scenes, gosh MCE is hell’va actress. I enjoyed Jack\Adam talking, and always love Nikki/Sharon being catty it’s just fun TV. I like Victor\Victoria conspiring, this is when I want Victor to be vicious a business storyline, I’m enjoying Victor in this story. I want Victor to be ruthless in business and now he knows… ;) This will be fun to watch it play out hopefully please dear Lord please 0:)

    I FF through Ken\Cupcake Barbie scenes, all of crazy Sharon’s scenes except at the wedding.

    It’s sad how ruined some characters are now being written…holy crap :~

    When we have those expected days (rare) when most all vets are on…this is when I see more like YR but when populated with a bunch of newbies it’s not like YR at all.

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    Dyllan

    I like crazy Sharon and Faith. That duo cracks me up. Gone is the days of sweet Sharon and I’m okay with it. At least the character isn’t some boring human mattress and she adds some entertainment.

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    wiggum

    I wasn’t watching when the Nikki in a cult storyline played out but what are the details? Was she off screen at all during this time? How plausible is this new child?

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    tedew

    pjc722 … I guess that does seem like an unfortunate collision course for Dylan and Sharon. Also, Noah asking to come on board to help take down Adam along side his evil aunt annoyed me partly because he also remains alive thanks to Adam. It seems no Newman really has that gratitude gene.

    harlee490 … but aren’t you fed up with how inhuman Victor has become and with the repetitive cycles between he and Jack? Can’t Victor finally get along with Jack much the same as his dear departed friend (I still don’t know why she kept him as such) friend Katherine forgave HER mortal enemy Jill?

    Adam could have been Victor’s logical and more realistic partner but Victor just threw all that away because of his unbridled hatred of his ex brother-in-law. Hopefully that new partnership will finally bring down Victor for good.

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    pjc722

    Tedew, I actually like Dylan with Sharon and said on one of these threads that the show lost a great opportunity to write Dylan and Sharon together early on to bring her back to being the heroine on the show. It opted for a differnet path for both and so i am holding out hope that even if they do go with my prediction of stealing a story from a defunct show, I will like it because I think both had chemistry together.

    As for Faith, I am liking the little brat and the fact… like a real parent… Nick raised his voice at her to get ready for the wedding.

    Now, if he would only raise his voice at Summer I would be happy. Seriously, how long do you need to think about who you are before someone says, you just have a new dad… you are still Summer RICH SPOILED AIRHEAD Newman but with Abbott thrown at the end.

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=wiggum]I wasn’t watching when the Nikki in a cult storyline played out but what are the details? Was she off screen at all during this time? How plausible is this new child?[/quote]

    Very unplausible. I realize Nikki is looking a bit beraggled, but not enough to be Dildo Dylan’s mother. They must all think we are pretty dumb to even attempt such a dumbass storyline.

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    pjc722

    I am hoping that it’s not dylan. I just can’t take another lied to since birth story.

    And why now?

    Also, what’s up with Nikki never confiding in Victor any of her stupid secrets?! She never told him about the guy that Sharon killed in the sewer, never told him about the childhood friend in the shelter wall, never told him about the MS, the cancer, the affairs, buying a stake in Jabot, any of Victoria’s secrets, etc. it seems awfully wierd that after almost 40 years and as many characters in that time being raped on Y&R, after the numerous marriages and talk of NO MORE SECRETS that Nikki would hide this secret.

    I’m sorry. It is yet another weak story to make a new child.

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    pjc722

    I am hoping that it’s not dylan. I just can’t take another lied to since birth story.

    And why now?

    Also, what’s up with Nikki never confiding in Victor any of her stupid secrets?! She never told him about the guy that Sharon killed in the sewer, never told him about the childhood friend in the shelter wall, never told him about the MS, the cancer, the affairs, buying a stake in Jabot, any of Victoria’s secrets, etc. it seems awfully wierd that after almost 40 years and as many characters in that time being raped on Y&R, after the numerous marriages and talk of NO MORE SECRETS that Nikki would hide this secret.

    I’m sorry. It is yet another weak story to make a new child.

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    wiggum

    I hate secret children storylines unless it is plausible(at least in soap opera logic). Lisa’s secret son, Scott, on ATWT was ok because she was off screen between My private world and returning to ATWT. Laura was gone for years so Nicolas showing up was ok also but so far Nikki having a secret child is crap ala Tucker! (maybe Y&R just sucks at secret children storylines)

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    tedew

    Let’s just wait and see who Sister Nikki’s forgotten “love” child really is. Maybe it isn’t Dylan. (Speaking of who, please quit calling him Dildo; it’s just silly and annoying.)

    Nikki does have many secrets, but would you divulge them to the fount of forgiveness she’s constantly married to?

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    pjc722

    Hey Tedew… I agree with you on the DILDO name but personally love the DULLyn one someone came up with! LOL I’ve stolen it a few times on here.

    As for Nikki, I am still scratching my head and utterly disappointed in the writers and, even Jill Farren Phelps, for not stopping it from getting on the air. Just the other day to see Nikki talk to Summer and then to hear Summer’s line about your whole life being a lie and seeing Nikki’s reaction just made me angry at the lazy creativity on the show right now.

    Whether it is Dylan or not, doesn’t matter right now for me. It is just dumb. Just last week we heard Jill mention that she thought she was Katherine’s daughter for a time. Abby mentions her story of two dads. Adam just discovered the obvious. And even Jack has never once had a child he raised from birth and always discovers much later on (remember, Kyle was always thought to be Victor’s until it was discovered BY Nikki that it was Jack’s)

    Just too many similar stories right now with the same outcome. Whomever it will be that turns out to be Nikki’s kid will hate her in the beginning. They will just hand the actor/actress the script for “Summer” and just scratch out the name SUMMER and scribble in your character’s name and recite the lines.

    And lest we forget that with the GUS/ROSE/NEIL/Hillary-Ann story, that we are still waiting for the bigger shoe to drop in who her father is on the show?! There has to be a bigger connection to Gus and Rose then just some drunk who used to visit convicts in prison.

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    pferrando

    Let’s just keep Dylan in the one storyline right now…or two I guess if you count his PTSD. I just don’t think I could stomach him being Nikki’s kid.

    I don’t have any issues with her having this child whether or not it’s completely plausible. It was so long ago, trying to determine whether she was off screen enough to do so is kind of silly. There are more out there things we’ve been asked to believe than this. Like her being qualified to run for Senate? Right.

    It’s giving her some much needed screen time, and it keeps a legacy character front and center.

    I have no real issues with any of the “newbies” at this point, as it’s now been almost a year for most.

    As long as they continue to mix them in with our vets, I’m good.

    My bigger concern is what the hell these three woman are gonna write for my show. And who they are gonna write for.

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    noway

    One it wasn’t a very long story because Mary Williams wasn’t having any of having her son involved in a cult being the good Catholic that she was. It was Carl that saved the day. MTS wasn’t off screen for any length of time her first few years on the show.

    After the big reveal that its Dylan Nikkiwill only be filler. Will Nick and the wooly mammoth be as accepting of him as the are their little bro?

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    pferrando

    I guess I was too young to remember back that far noway…although I was watching and remember it as being one of Bell’s “summer stories”.

    Mary Williams…who didn’t want her to secretly be their Mom…even though she was a bit on the overprotective side.

    I loved how she used to clash with Lauren especially and how she always tried to get Paul and Lynn together. Good stuff.

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    harlee490

    Tedew I much rather watch Victor\Jack in the same story then have the torture of the present of Ken\Cupcake Barbie, which is now heading in that direction.

    This is history made up intentionally for Nikki’s story or they cross figuring the timeline because Nikki was off canvas early on but only a short few months because this is when MTS came on as the recast of Nikki, she’s not the original Nikki.

    I don’t want it to be Dylan, I much rather it be Chelsea, which would mean Victoria is raising her nephew, and Nikki comes to Chelsea’s aid to help retain her child, Victor will be furious. I’m A-OK with the story as P stated it puts MTS front & center, now with all this stress happening should also bring on bout or flare up of her MS.

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    pdow

    [quote=tedew]TraceyAbbot101 #17 … exactly, but then when does anyone have the time to run multi-national corporation in Genoa City?

    pjc722 #19 & #20 and RebeccaJ #22 … good posts as usual, especially when it comes to Chelsea. I could never figure out why she was trying to force Adam to give up all and flee to Europe. Then to allow the vindictive manipulative Chloe to advise her and attempt to kept Adam in the dark regarding “Connor”. Also good and accurate observation concerning that weird single minded Victoria.

    Dyllan #25 … what do you mean MM Can’t act? I strongly disagree especially with much of what he is surrounded by. (And who does not beg for an Emmy anyways considering they do submit their own Emmy reels). Besides, Adam is the only one who can and should bring Victor and his clan down.[/quote]

    This is so true and MM is and always has been an asset to Y&R. Whatever role he played he played it very well! No one better!

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    FoxCrane

    [quote=wiggum]I wasn’t watching when the Nikki in a cult storyline played out but what are the details? Was she off screen at all during this time? How plausible is this new child?[/quote]

    I was watching then and remember most of it. Yeah, it’s a real s-t-r-e-t-c-h on many levels, but if one gives it some soapy leeway on the time/space continuum, it can kinda, sorta work.

    First off, the story only lasted about fourth months. And right when it ended, Nikki sought to reconcile with her estranged husband, Greg Foster, but she immediately learned that it was over as far he was concerned, and Nikki saw that Greg was trying to get together with April Stevens. She felt totally adrift and that’s what prompted Nikki to leave town for awhile, so that she could try to get her head together. So yeah, she really did exit, but she was only gone for a week or two. (Apparently, those nuns work fast!)

    So all in all, even if she’d gotten knocked-up right after she joined the cult, her baby would have been way too premature to survive (under five months). But if you extend everything about a month on each end of the story, then it becomes somewhat believable. And whereas young Paul may not have noticed that Nikki was pregnant (since she says she didn’t show much) we also have to believe that neither did her doctor-sister, Casey, nor her husband, Greg. Okay, whatever. Maybe she was wearing baggy clothes…lol!

    Now, about the cult itself. The leader of the cult that we saw regularly was the Asian woman whom Paul mentioned, “Sumiko” (played by Helen Funai). And she definitely used the young males in the house for sex. We saw her seduce Paul. As I recall, she referred to these acts as some kind of symbolic “unification” rite to make the boys one with her or something. But I personally never remember any speaker named “Ivan” – the man who supposedly got Nikki pregnant – but I suppose it’s not impossible to believe that Sumiko had some male cohorts around who came in and did the same with the young women. The other two members of the cult who got most of the airtime were young like Nikki and Paul. They were named “Rebecca” and “Matthew.” At one point, Paul tried to put the moves on Rebecca, and while she admitted that she was attracted to him, she also said she couldn’t have sex with him because Sumiko said it was against the rules. In fact, it was her non-response that got Paul thinking this must be a cult! .. lol! Such a stud.

    (btw – “Rebecca” was played by Cindy Fisher, who went on to become Mrs. Doug Davidson, IRL.)

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    Pferrando

    Yeah I loved Mary Williams, she did love her Paulie. Poor long suffering Lynne forever the bridesmaid.

    Fox Chase
    I always got Mrs. Doug Davidson confused with the chick that died in Paul’s arms during the mob story with Tony DiSalvo, guess because her character’s name was Cindy.

    The early 80’s and Paul and Andy and the detective agency were some good times.

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