[Everyone Else Is, So Why Shouldn’t We?], #yr s48e222/[I Can’t Bear To See Her — I Can’t Bear It], #bb s34e221
‘Ian Ward Is Supposed To Be In Prison’ | notes on The Young and the Restless, s48e216, featuring ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie
Episode 216 of The Young and the Restless reminds me of the daytime drama I first watched in the 1980s as a boy: All My Children, Brooke English, Harold Loomis and Loomis’ obsession with Tom’s journalist wife Brooke. I remember Every Breath You Take by the Police being played on a loop as Harold was trying to convince Brooke that his deluded obsession with her was met but being denied by Brooke. Of course, on the side, as the solid young town doctor in Ruth Warwick’s home town of Center City was the hardest working man in show business, Peter Bergman as Dr. Clifford Warner. If Peter Bergman has taken 3 weeks off in 40 years it escaped me!
On #yr, it is Camryn Grimes as Mariah Copeland, locked up in a deluded person’s room. Instead of a popular song from the 1980s playing it is a song from the 1970s being mentioned: “Heroes,” by David Bowie.
Great cliffhanger especially for a Wednesday! Who is the captor? Ian Ward? Stitch Rayburn? An unknown rival of Tessa Porter?
Should be a fantastic episode 217!
‘Clean’ | notes from The Young and the Restless, season 48 episode 211
Sally Spectra, Tara Locke and Phyllis Summers battle over the manipulation of the lives of Summer and Kyle.
Nina’s relaxed, calm joyful presence proves you can go home again.
‘You Are My Judas (You Have Betrayed Me In The Most Heinous Way)’ | #bb, s34e200
‘That’s What I Pay You For’ | #bb s34e181, June 18, 2021
The Bold and the Beautiful episode 181 made the room light up with talk about the old saying “it’s not what you wear, it’s where you wear it thus how you wear it,” a complement to the better known “it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”
In this episode, we see the one of the wealthiest and most powerful men alive, Bill Spencer, Jr from prison. His clothes? The exact same scrubs as the angelic (for now) character John “Finn” Finnegan, with the only difference being the ‘L.A. County Jail’ stamps on the back of the shirts.
This happens in other places. Tuxedos! One can wear a tuxedo and receive the Academy Award for the Best Director of the Year. Also, tuxedos are often maitré de mandatory at diners that serve cheeseburgers and eggs. Golfing clothes are often seen on people serving community service as punishment for a D.U.I.
The tempo charts below are based on the song by the Beatles called Let It Be, which was also brought up in the television room after Bill Spencer outlashes at Wyatt in frustration about the actions of Liam. “God, I took care of everything – why couldn’t Liam just have let it be?”
‘A Little Piece of Home’ | an epic episode feat. photo of Kristoff St. John as Neil w Christel Khalil as Lily | #yr, s48e64
Two year and 8 days ago the world lost of great human being, the American actor Kristoff St. John.
Kristoff played the role of Neil Winters. Neil was the father of Lily, as played for over ten years by the fantastic Christel Khalil.
In a scene in episode 64, Billy Abbott, played by the Emmy Award winning Jason Thompson, leaves the offices of ChanceComm where he works alongside Lily. He gets a call from Victoria Newman, as played by Amelia Heinle, that as a co-parent, the kids Katie and Johnny were eager to see him as Victoria was in a good place to meet Billy in his new place, as a man no longer driven by hatred, most of which is based in the grief of losing his daughter Deliah.
Enthusiastically, Billy said, “Three pint-sized V.I.P.’s who want a hug from their daddy!,” leaving Lily to reflect on not only Cane’s absence from her family’s lives but more harshly as his tragice death in real life still shakes anyone who knew anything about him. She smiles wryly away from Billy, and we got to see her desk with one photo in a frame. That photo features Kristoff and Christel in character.
Also excellent in episode 64 is Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott, Jr. As he remiscinses on the last year with his mother Dina Mergeron played by Marla Adams in the “most important role [she] ever had the privilege to play.” He flashes back, and he could have played the scene very quiet and cool, letting the memorial clip do all the work of showing the Christmastime nostalgia featured on this December 21, 2020, season appropriate show. Instead he acts in a way that is reminiscent of Jack NIcholson in The Pledge. Strong, committed to the truth yet empaths.
The whole sense of how a photo in a frame as Lily has, and the power of that photo to evoke emotions of mixed kinds on every level, reminded me of the song by Genesis called Home By The Sea in which, upon reflected on an old family home, through Phil Collins’ vocal say
images of sorrow, pictures of delightThings that go to make up a life
Endless days of summer, longer nights of gloom
Waiting for the morning life
Scenes of unimportance, photos in a frame
Things those go to make up a life”