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.

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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.

 

The 57th episode of the Bold and the Beautiful this season featured the fabulous John McCook weighing the glory of love and empathy of forgiveness against being disappointed by the one a person trusts the most.

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Similarly, Liam shows a true person who must weigh forgiveness against the disappointments that truth often brings. The title of the 1990s movie Reality Bites starring Wynona Ryder speaks for itself.

Meanwhile, neurosurgeon and emergency room physician John “Finn” Finnegan shows excellence as he saves a life of Thomas who suffered a life-threatening subdural hematoma.

The conversation between Eric and Shauna raises a fun question: has anyone ever heard someone else talking behind their back in ways that describe them as better than they would ever believe?

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With Thomas recovering from neurosurgery, Liam is a man of honor as he tells Steffy, “This is 100% on me.”

Eric misses Quinn. When Shauna confronts him on this assumption, she say, “You’re missing her like crazy.”

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I have to stand with Shauna on that. Eric is a forgiving man who loves the company of Quinn.

Biggest question: has anyone had a better friend than Quinn has in Shauna?

Meanwhile, Thomas is being treated by Finn and the neurological team in a hospital in Los Angeles.

In regard to the loathsome nature of Adam, Chloe has a reaction to finding out that her friend Chelsea reacts with disgust telling her husband and father to Miles Michael Fisher, Kevin Fisher, “I can’t believe she’s thinking of reuniting with the monster. Victoria later tells Adam that he is a pathological liar who is toxic to everyone.” Meanwhile Aunt Tracy is “the nice one.”

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Meanwhile the Abbotts fight influencer/ling lost family member Theo Vanderway over the assets of Dina Mergeron’s will. As the Abbott family lawyer, Richard Amberson, Esq,  rightly said, “It’s better to settle things out of court if possible.” Theo points out to Jack, “You can’t possibly need any more money.”

Jack seems unimpressed with Theo calling him “Just another self-absorbed opportunist with an overdeveloped sense of self-entitlement.” Harsh words, especially from that of a Jack.