Friday’s episode features Annika Noelle as Hope Logan.
The [original] Hope, Kimberlay Matula left the program. The shoes to fill were unique and well known to fans of the show. In other words not enviable.
This version of Hope in Annika resonates with me insofar as her bold, silent-when-needed poise and strength. My bet is that she was an excellent actress who has gotten much better while on the show working with the best in the business.
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?
In the second part of the gorgeous wedding at the Chancellor manor, the Newman, the Abbots and the Chancellors share memories that could make a grown man cry. The flashbacks in particular of parents and children of seasons past show that the Devon advice was probably the wisest, in saying that the memories Chance and Abby are making are more precious than any jewels.
The Abbott, the Newman, the Chancellors and the Winters families, the pillars of Genoa City, Wisconsin, come together in the beautiful wedding ceremony of Abby Newman Abbott Chancellor and Phillip “Chance” Chancellor IV.
Ceremony presided over by Devon Hamilton, a special singing performance by Traci Abbott and over 17 characters seen in flashbacks make for an episode with the excellence and fullness befitting the 12,000th episode of The Young and the Restless®.
The week before the Abby-Chance wedding, the Young and the Restless featured a Thanksgiving where most of the inner family tensions were alluded to.
Between Jack and Billy, without a job Jack is concerned about Billy’s place in the world and a temptation to gamble.
Between Nate and Devon, Elena, Lily, Amanda and Lola have place their concerns.
Regarding the healing of Sharon, Nick, Faith and Mariah try their best to reinvent life as normal, meaning, life before and after Sharon’s dealing and beating the most evil disease on earth.
Kyle and Summer are in love thus confused by infatuation definition.
Nikki and Victor are the duke and duchess of Genoa City and had a fine Thanksgiving with their only issue being that of Adam’s involuntary stay at a psychiatric home in order he finally deal with his childhood trauma that has been holding back his potential for kindness in his good works.
Rey Rosales and Phyllis Summers, each content with partners Sharon and Nick respectively, round out members of non-married Genoa City society as key characters in their own right yet *also* key in weaving together the tapestry of storylines necessary for the daily one-hour daytime serial drama that the Young and the Restless is, on this 48th episode of the 48th year of the fantastic ‘mirror to American society’ that the program has become.
In 500 years when people want to know how people lived in 2021, they won’t be looking at the marching around the election. They will be looking at the art created with plots about ordinary people living ordinary lives.
This episode features Dr. John Finnegan. What is so “nice’, from the way he dresses, smiles at everything, just “gets” all ideas abstract and mechanical, and is willing to to anything for the love of Steffy? Just about everything, from his too perfect smile to his baby powder blue sweatwershirt.
A man in Finn’s shoes would notice that of a Liam, who has a child with Steffy and can’t seem to stop loving her. Finn is one honest man. He goes right to Liam and says his close attachment to Steffy makes him uncomfortable. It his almost Finn is *too good* to be true. Are we seeing foreshadowing of another side of the Doctor?
Highlighted above on the summary sheet with the true fun on the episode, the ravings of Thomas!
From his bragging “I am damn good at what I do – actually, I am the best,” he continued on with Hope” I’ve got the talent, the experience and the *pedigree*” Humans with pedigree. Sounds troubling, and past being prologue, that’s something to watch for – the DNA/dynasty thing. Here is a rare case of a third generation of a company being loaded with most artistic genius and business talent.