More outstanding performances by Annika Noelle as Hope and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Hope and Steffy, respectively, as they try to handle what Ms. Forrester calls “the biggest crisis in my life” highlight the February 8, 2021 episode.
Thomas telling Liam to face himself and look in the mirror and realize that William Spencer III himself is the source of most of his own problems, like the rest of us, was a spark and interesting turn in storyline from Thomas as perpetually unreasonable episodes. Like the rest of us, Thomas has his good days and his bad days without ever knowing which is coming.
Hope and Steffy’s relationship with Brooke and Ridge regarding the ‘is it this man or is it that man?’ situation. Their conversations are notably candid and open yet not tacky or gauche.
Instead of helping her sister try to find a job in Los Angeles Zoe Buckingham is more interested in keeping her sister Paris away from Zende Forrester Dominguez.
Ridge and Paris talk about Forrester foundation’s reaffirmation for social justice wherever it may be found or assisted. This includes a possible job for Paris at Forrester, whether Zoe likes it or not.
The December 15 episode of the Young and the Restless uses brilliant elements of the films Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Wizard of Oz.
Jason Thompson’s performance as Billy Abbott IV entertains yet makes one think. True excellence won the daytime drama for Best Actor in a Daytime Drama for Mr. Thompson. I would not be the least bit surprised if that award is repeated.