I will be so glad when this rape-victim shaming storyline is over on The Young and the Restless. On Monday's show, half of the Genoa City Police Department burst into Joe's (Scott Elrod) hotel room, guns blazing and aimed at Avery (Jessica Collins). The woman was clearly distraught and believed her rapist was going to go unpunished.
Granted, Joe didn't rape Avery (some off screen masked assailant did), but the man did stalk her for months while Police Chief Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) did nothing to protect her. This is the same officer of the law who routinely turns a blind eye when ex-flame Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), or little buddy Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) commit myriad of crimes. Where is any of that empathy for Avery?
It's clear why Avery suspected Joe of her attack. The man hit her while they were married and he's been obsessed with her since showing up in Genoa City. In the end, Y&R is choosing to paint Joe as the victim and (surprise) Dylan (Steve Burton) as the hero, while transforming formerly tough Avery into yet another unstable blonde. Watch the sneak peek below for Tuesday's episode, where Paul reveals he plans to arrest Avery.