It's been a long time since I've seen a soap try so hard to lose a fan base, as The Young and the Restless appears to be doing with the once insanely popular Devon (Bryton James) and Hilary (Mishael Morgan) pairing. SPOILER ALERT: This week on the CBS Daytime soap, Hilary will doggedly pursue Neil (Kristoff St. John)—her ex and Devon's father—culminating in the pair having sex!
The coitus happens when Hilary refuses to buy into the hot and heavy act Neil and fellow alcoholic Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) put on to make Hilary think they're a couple. You read that right. Chuck Pratt is back to binging Three's Company episodes.
What billionaire's wife would involve herself in such a hare-brained caper, in public no less? I sincerely doubt Melinda Gates would pretend to get fresh with one of Bill's former top executives, just to help a brother out.
Watch for Hilary to track Neil down at Jabot, where she won't let up until he penetrates her. How did this story go so off the rails?
I liked Hilary and Neil when they first got together, mostly because it ramped up the fun, sudsy rivalry between Hilary and Lily (Christel Khalil). However, there was no denying the heat between the reformed schemer and her stepson once Devon started stealing kisses. Thanks to last year's wonky abduction/drug-induced amnesia storyline (I think that's what it was), we're back at square one.
I've been praising Pratt for finally getting a handle on the Newmans and the Abbotts, but he's yet again writing loads of steaming cow dung for the Winters. Make it stop.