Episode 206 of the Young and the Restless features Christian LeBlanc as attorney Michael Baldwin.
An appearance by the band Tigerlily highlighted Devon as a businessman, uncle, brother and father.
Looking at this show is like looking at a bunch of rolling stones.
Multiple sclerosis, heart disease, cancer, being shot at, being poisoned, being run out of a Los Angeles A+ fashion house, losing one’s father as a 12 year old, growing up an orphan, being stabbed are all things that have happened to one of the characters that appears today.
I always have a check mark for people that have encountered death especially at a savagely young age in an exceptionally cruel way.
Today’s episode 206 in season 48, was too well written to comment on beyond that. This episode showed an exceptional effort by the writers which appeared to bounce off the actors who are veterans and accustomed to theme and variation on change using characters that have been built over four decades.
Michael Mealor as Kyle Jenkins Abbott shows class in trying to balance his issues with Harrison, Ashland, Tara and Summer. Having a father with the gracious etiquette and class as that of a Jack Abbott, Jr played by the hardest working man in television drama – yes really – PETER BERGMAN is teaching us how raising a child to be a responsible man.
Terms of Endearment is a movie that depicts the tragedy of the loss of a parent to cancer in a way that breaks me up every time I see it. This is a comment regarding the Terms of Endearment theme:
My mother was in the hospital with breast cancer in 1992. Because I had seen this movie, when it was the middle of the night and she was in excruciating pain and the nurse couldn’t give her more morphine because it wasn’t in the chart, I politely asked for them to get the doctor. “But it’s the middle of the night! I’ll have to wake up a resident!” the nurse said. Okay, so wake him up. “Morphine is very addictive,” the resident said. “She’s dying” I said. “I think we can risk an addiction to morphine.” Because of this movie, I didn’t stop until they increased her morphine and got her out of pain. She died a week later. Sometimes movies are more than just movies. Sometimes they are life lessons that you don’t know you need until you need them. And this music will always remind me of that.
Blessings to all!
On Monday, the Young and the Restless featured Amelia Heinle as Victoria Newman in consultaion with a Manhattan based man with serious decisions to make after hearing bad news.
On the Bold and the Beautiful, Scott Clifton was both the hero and the catalyst of his own danger.
In episode 66, what continued to surprise me was Devon’s lack of concern for Nate Hasting’s hand.
Becoming a surgeon requires more study time than I can conceive of. My dad and sister are surgeons and socially challenged from spending ages 18-28 studying and working non-stop with virtually no time to socialize.
Devon, the 2.3 Billion Dollar [Man] has no remorse for ruining a career over punching someone that slept with a girlfriend, Elena Dawson, that he had for about 2 months.
I had always seen Devon as a kind empathetic man. How he has injured Nate and cares not is such a strange and interesting storyline that even though Nate is not in episode 66, seeing Devon trying to solve relatively preposterous problems with Amanda Sinclair, the identical twin of his ex-wife Hilary Curtis makes Devon look like Mr. Selfish (very unlike Devon – maybe he is still venting in sorrow over the tragedy of the death of his uncle, who raised Devon as a father despite Tucker McCall being his biological father, something Devon only learned after think for 25 years that his biological father was Neil’s brother fashion photographer Malcolm Winters).
This episode had comic relief from Rey and Sharon as she had a touching attempt at making Cuban tamales.
When Carter Walton, Esq, the Chief Operating Officer of Forrester Creations, as well as their in-house legal cousel, confronts Zoe Buckingham, Forrester’s lead model, on her conflicting signals, the acting skills of Lawrence Saint Victor and Kiara Barnes are on full display.
I thought –
- how well do you have to know someone before you agree to marry them?
- when is it time to forgive someone if you do not think they are being fully genuine with you?
- should you give a partner another chance after you find out that they are not as perfect of character as you might have thought?