The Young and the Restless Recap: No Adam, No Nothing

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Was anybody else extremely disappointed with this week's The Young and the Restless?

I actually had to rewatch all of the episodes today to try to find something to write about, but there is so little happening it's a bit on the sad side.

Even Victoria's "decision" to get a divorce didn't make much of an impact because I don't think anyone really believes her. I don't. And what about daddy of the year, Billy? After dancing around Kelly all week he decided to take Johnny out for the evening to tire him out. 

Instead he pawned him off on another table, sat with Kelly for five minutes, picked the kid up and then bragged about how tired the little guy was when he got him home. Here's how a boys night out looks in Billy's mind:

Father of the Year

Victor visited Victoria to ask her to move back to the ranch. Since she quit him about a month ago when she learned about his deception about Adam, we can only hope she keeps her distance. 

Speaking of Adam, enough with the red herrings. If they want to recast him, then do it. In the meantime, let him die and let characters move on so when and if he does come back it will really shake things up. Nothing will make for a better story than if Chelsea is wildly in love and her beloved Adam returns. Someone is in a bed somewhere; great. The business with the dry cleaning tag was just cruel.

Neil was extra mopey about Leslie this week. For a while it seemed like he might get entangled with Hilary, but he seems too depressed to be doing much of anything right now. Not that I blame him. His beliefs about marriage shouldn't be taken lightly and if Leslie loved him as much as she claimed, she'd be willing to commit. Her fear tells us she's not as in love as she thinks.

Devon being with Esmeralda and her being welcomed by Lily while she slings the term slut at Hilary is too much. All while Lily wears what looks like flower petals as a skirt. Meanwhile Esmeralda is so transparent she's practically invisible. They haven't even written her to pretend to be anything but a gold digger. Is anyone enjoying this storyline???

Sharon continued to clutch at fauxCassie and carry on conversations with her just one nanosecond before Nick stumbled upon Sharon looking silly and feeble. He needs his hearing tested if he didn't hear two people shouting in the living room and a door slam before Sharon fell to the floor. 

And yet I can't give up on them. Sharon and Nick feel right together and they're keeping things alive in the romance department. There is very little loving happening and these two are finding their way back only to be torn apart. I'm guessing that Summer will end up being Nick's daughter, but Sharon didn't mess with the tests, and fauxCassie is a lost twin. Anyone?

Chloe and Kevin got married speaking of people who need things examined. They could both use a little time in therapy. Kevin is so clueless. At least Chloe called it like it was -- a marriage of convenience to keep her out of the nuthouse. Even after Kevin said he loved her long before that, she still said it was a crazy idea. Hmmm... maybe she's not the crazy one in this new marriage.

My favorite part of the week was the return of Gloria, even with Jeffrey in tow, because she brought some laughs and levity to the wedding celebration. She's so much fun and it was a breath of fresh air to have someone pointing out the obvious, saying what she thinks and not stopping when someone told her to stop. 

Everything is so darn serious right now that we need someone to keep the juices flowing. 

Although saying that, at the end of Friday's episode it seemed as though Kelly might be done playing nice. After Jack tried to pay her off, frowny face Billy brushed her off again (why does she even want him? her or Victoria?) and she learned Stitch was interested in Vic, she might start being a fun bad girl instead of a put upon one.

It's too bad Cynthia Watros is leaving the role just when it's about to get ugly. She's so good at playing bad.

What do you think? Are you ready to see some action? Are things moving too slowly for your taste? Do we need to talk more around her? Spill in the comments!!

Would Kelly be more fun if she were really bad?

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.


I think it is very hard to watch Cynthia Watros act because of how much plastic surgery she has had done. Her face looks like a mask, and she looks like a clown. Lose the botox!


I would rather see Victoria divorced then with this Billy ! Nothing going on there ...move on to doctor ! Unhappy fans ! We want our old Billy and then there's Adam .....stop changing or we might lose another soap after 40 years !


The Y & R is terrible to watch now that Billy Miller(Billy) and Michael Muhney ( Adam) are gone. They were the best actors ever cast in Y & R. David Tom can't and won't ever be able to fill Billy Miller's shoes as Billy Abbott. Honestly, the chemistry between Victoria and Billy (David Tom) is terrible compared to the chemistry between Victoria and Billy Miller. And, I will only be able to REALLY see Chelsea with Adam(Michael Muhney.) I grew up watching Y & R and i hate to say this but i can't watch it anymore. It sucks!!!


This some bs they need make more drama. Cheeks should flip child off. Will Sharon abmit the true.


I am sick of the woman who is firing all the great actor's, like billy and adam. Time to stop watching it. Maybe they need to fire who is in charge of hiring and firing.


I am a fan of y&r but lately it has been long and drawn out lets bring some of these story lines to the end and do not let them go on on and on I believe it was a mistake to let Adam go he was a vety good next Victor but I guess Eric knew that but he can not live forever now you have lost your new victor he and billy miller maded the show let Jill go .


This show is juggling too many story lines and with one or two exceptions e.g. Sharon and Nick (well maybe only one) there is nothing remotely interesting or engaging in Jill and her frapping jewellery box mystery (what are we Nancy Drew?). The loss of three key characters,Catherine, Phyllis and now Adam has left a huge gap. I also feel manipulated as the lingering hope of Phyllis coming out of her coma and of Adam coming out alive is dangled out as possibiilties. Get some new writers and give the show some substance. And, forget hiring actors strictly for their six packs. Can't see sticking with this soap much longer.


I hate this show anymore and I had been watching since the beginning. It used to be exciting and interesting. Now it is one hot mess of bad writing, bad acting, bad everything. I quit watching the show but check online for what is going on with media and other viewer interest. Bad, bad, bad.


This new Billy is a horrible actor!! Im sick to death of the Sharon story line!! Nick is acting stupid. Neil needs to stop begging Leslie to marry him. I have watched Y& R for many yrs but its really getting to be very boring!!


The NuOldBilly as I've been reminded. We must be careful! ;-) The look on his face in the post photo is the same look he has ALL THE TIME. It was so annoying to hear him brag about tiring out his son by plopping him on a stranger's knee to talk to Kelly I wanted to smack him. I wish he had died instead of Adam, but of course Adam only died because off all the Michael Muhney stuff. Since Billy Miller was planning on leaving, the story was probably intended to kill Billy Abbott off. Oh if only! I almost forgot to mention -- If I have to hear Victor end a sentence with "OK?" one more time... "I'm not just anyone, I'm Victor Newman, OK. The child's grandfather, OK. She wants to make sure her mother is alright, OK." Argh!!! I like Kelly right now because at least she's new. Hilary isn't new, but her attitude is, and I like that, as well. Even Sharon and NIck back together seems new again. Am I weird? LOL

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The Young and the Restless Quotes

See, I only work out so I can eat doughnuts.


That was Victor's doing. It was purely personal. Believe me, old moneybags is going to eat his words. The magazine is gonna do great, and beauty of nature will be left in the dust.