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.
The Young and the Restless on Friday featured Ben “Stitch” Rayburn, M.D. and his ability to shadow-box Victor Newman while holding a porcelein mug full of black coffee without spilling a single drop. Also Kyle told Tara in subtle understatement that the finding out that he was Harrison’s biological father was a “real game-changer.” Sally and Jack have one drink at Society that turns onto the two “exhausting all topics that humans can talk about.”
On the 7-2-21, Bold and the Beautiful, we get a look inside what happens when people become intermeddlers. They think that the pain of what they believe is the truth in the short-run justifies eavesesdropping on (often through closed prvate doors with ears-to-the-door, walking into the offices of (often unannounced) the CEO of a company you have worked at for 6 months. That would be Paric and Brooke, the morality police doing it all for their “good friend” Eric and “loving sister” Zoe. Carter’s “I lied” on Friday has to be a record for admitting what he did in front of every important person he knows in Los Angeles and in front of the people who will decide whether he will continue on as in-house counsel, Chief Operatings Officer at Forrester.
What is the business creed of the Newman family of Genoa City?
In my house growing up the rule was as follows, as laid down by my mom: “Never disrespect the name ‘Victor Newman'”.
In episode 182 of season 48, the beauty of the hearsh truth of Victor, played with pure brilliance by German/Californian actor Eric Braeden, the middle section of which I transcribed below. The scene between Victor and Victoria shinesas one of the best of the season ︎.