[I Even Bought Him A Damn Houseplant] / #YR, 10/13/2021
Bold and the Beautiful, Young and the Restless – family, company business notes for the last four episodes of the week ending 8/7/2021
‘Keep Your Emotions In Check’/’A Pretty Sweet Deal’/’Spellbinding’/’Like Butter’ | final episodes of Paramount+ daytime drama 7/21
In Genoa City, much of the suspense of Thursday and Friday’s episodes came from people unknown. Who is holding Mariah? Where is Chance Chancellor? How should Devon act as the head of the Winters family now that Neil is gone? What should Tara do without anything but grifting as a known skill?
On The Bold and the Beautiful in Los Angeles, it is just sex and sorrow mode – sex for Carter and Quinn, sorrow for poor Eric Forrester who has gone through more mortified moments one one week than most could endure in a lifetime. The peak of course was a couple of days ago when the best friend of his son, the man who is the family’s business, personal lawyer, and a certified wedding priest announces he has been having sex with the “groom” who is there to renew his wedding vows. Brutal. By contrast, Paris Buckingham has such savage, perfect luck that even as a character if she sold “Paris’s Luck” unisex cologne/aftershave, I’m buying it.
‘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.
‘Gilded Lifestyle’ | #yr, season 48 episode 209
Adam welcomes Chloe to the team at Newman Media®.
Sharon helps Tara and Kyle.
Above all this stands Ashland Locke, dying of stage four lung cancer calling the merging of Newman Enterprises and The Locke Corporation under the unified merged umbrella Newman-Locke® Company “the highlight of [my] business career.”
With highs come lows. Ashland celebrates the merger for all of 3 minutes before understandably lamenting “the business that I planned on handing down to my son.”
Questions about handing the “business” down to the son:
- Locke’s business or the company?
what is the difference between questions 1 and 2 above?
Seems as Newman Enterprises was in the business of handling other people’s company’s no matter the business, be it cosmetics or media or any good or service. Maybe these matters will become clearer in coming episodes!
‘I’ve Heard Your Theory Before’ | #yr, s48e206 | CBS/Paramount+ daytime drama genre notes
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.