The Young and the Restless Spoilers
The last three creative regimes at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless have the blood of core Abbott family members on their hands, all for little more than temporary ratings stunts. Lynn Marie Latham killed off family patriarch John Abbott (Jerry Douglas). Maria Arena Bell iced granddaughter Colleen Carlton (a pre-Pretty Little Liars Tammin Sursok), not to mention perennial Abbott-in-law Brad (Don Diamont).
Now, showrunner Jill Farren Phelps (who has executive produced one show after another where core families were gutted beyond repair or recognition) and former head writer Josh Griffith have slaughtered little Delia, not only an Abbott, but the granddaughter of original character, Jill Foster (Jess Walton). Did I mention Delia is also the child of Kate Valentine aka Chloe Mitchell (Elisabeth Hendrickson), herself the goddaughter of Katherine Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper), whose death the canvas is still reeling from?
Sony TV and CBS Daytime signed off on the death of a child from more than one core family on this soap, so soon after the demise of Kay. Additionally, beloved firecracker Phyllis Newman (Michelle Stafford) was recently sent off to Georgia with porridge drooling down her face.
JFP and Co. essentially were given the greenlight to crib from her near-identical oversight of Jake Spencer's death on General Hospital, complete with another ailing child in need of a transplant and an alcoholic step-grandparent driving on the same road the doomed child was on.
Hey, I said I was going to be positive about Y&R for a month, I didn't say I couldn't state the facts. Watch this week's Y&R teaser below.
Nick/Sharon: The Newman playboy starts to wonder what exactly is going on with his high school sweetheart. Sharon finally reveals she wants them to be a family again. Sharon admits to egging on Faith's dislike of Avery, stunning Nick. Sharon also cops to not taking her meds.
Nick gently tells Sharon he will always love her—as the mother of his kids—but they aren't on the same page about a reunion. Will Sharon snap, or finally get the help she needs? Look for Cassie to appear to her mom as a source of comfort. READ MORE
Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman) tracks down her troubled youngest son on today's episode of The Young and the Restless. With Carmine (Marco Dapper) dead and Michael (Christian LeBlanc) arrested for his murder, is Fen (Max Ehrich) really the one to blame? Watch a sneak peek at Wednesday's Y&R after the jump!
Michael/Lauren/Carmine: Get ready for another whodunit, kids. Carmine winds up dead (I’m NOT amused!) and the Baldwin clan are all suspects. Michael discovers Lauren standing over Carmine's dead body, with the gun in her hands. Michael thinks Lauren finally flipped her lid and snuffed out her ex-lover.
Lauren corrects her hubby, saying she didn’t whack Carmine, but thinks Fen did! Will Mikey make the ultimate sacrifice to protect his son?
Victor/Nikki: The lovebirds get stunning news from Victoria.
Jack/Adam/Chelsea: Old Smilin’ Jack and the Newman blacksheep are blindsided by news Chelsea gives them. Later, she extends an olive branch to Adam. READ MORE
Paul (Doug Davidson) manages to track down the sister of the woman who supposedly adopted Nikki's (Melody Thomas Scott) baby today on The Young and the Restless. Too bad for the gumshoe, she tells him you ain't got to go home, but you got to get the hell outta my face! Will she change her tune, once she learns he's a cop? Watch a sneak peek below. READ MORE
Murder most foul is coming to Genoa City and someone won't make it out alive. However, soap murder mysteries rarely result in the right person being killed off. Watch this week's The Young and the Restless promo after the jump! READ MORE