Ok. I know there are bigger issues in the REAL world. With that in mind...
A lot is "off" with Young and the Restless in recent weeks -- reliquaries from the Holocaust/Nazi era, swooshing sounds between scenes, spiritual quests, re-invented histories of core characters we've seen for 20+ years, Detroit Gloria and her hoodrat sons getting away with all sorts of crimes, Phyllis and Nick getting the rewards of their affair, Neil leaving Dru for a woman at the office?
This is Y&R, not one of the sci-fi thriller daytime dramas. Long-time fans of the show like it s-l-o-w like it's always been. Hope this phase is over soon.
But the one thing Y&R has done, unlike any other daytime drama, is highlight core families and history. The Newmans, Abbotts, and Chancellors have been front and center for a long time.
This week, if you haven't watched in a while, a major character will no longer be with us. Not gonna say who, in case this is a spoiler for you. The crying-action started Friday and will continue through the end of the week. Several characters from the past are coming back to say goodbye, tons of flashbacks from 20+ years ago, so I think it's the real thing... but with daytime drama, you never know.
It's never over until the next head writer comes along to change things up again.
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