I admit, I am quite the soap fan, but yes, I am not the biggest fan of Young and the Restless. Let’s just say that the letters Y and R do not elicit that much excitement in me as the word ’Days’ or the letters ‘G’ and ‘H’. But then, my mom told me about the explosions.
Now, I have to say that among the most common soap opera storyline twists, explosions are my thing. Amnesia, child switching, abductions, remarriages, takedowns are fine with me, but explosions are a whole new level that just spikes my interest. Why, explosions can and usually cause all those other twists, especially amnesia. Besides, explosions are always indicative of a renewal of characters, which often mean the hatching of brand new schemes to take down the planner of the explosion by the person who was supposed to be the intended victim of the explosion.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, I have not been following Y&R for years, so I have to get the recent history from mom, who has Y&R as her cup of tea. So, apparently, everybody is still out to get Victor Newman, the grand patriarch of the Newman family and front and center character of the show for years (that I know). So, last month, Victor was horseback riding with his current wife, Sharon, when he suddenly went missing. He was rescued by Sister Celeste and nursed him back to health as he slowly recovered his lost memory (yes, amnesia) as well. He then helped a group of port workers stand up against management to reclaim their rights. Apparently, the management of the docks may have started getting cross at him, because when he was about to return to Genoa City, there was an explosion at a warehouse he was in. Yes, after a bout of amnesia, Victor Newman is now a dead man, or so people thought.
The wife, Sharon, identified his body and staged an impromptu funeral, ‘allowing’ her as a widow to marry Tucker McCall, Victor’s nemesis to whom she has started an affair while Victor went missing (but of course, they’ve had a long history before that). Victor is alive, and now is reunited with Nikki, his second wife, to take down Sharon and Tucker, who has successfully gained control of Newman Enterprises.
The takedown of the current power couple may not be easy for Victor and Nikki especially that the angle of Tucker-Genevieve will not be feasible anymore, as recent news revealed that Marcy Rylan, the Emmy-award winning actress playing Abby Newman, has been cut from the show. This means that Nikki and Victor’s comeback as Genoa City’s power couple might take some time, with the show’s writer’s having to stretch their imagination. Until then, I could only hope for more explosions to factor in on Nikki and Victor’s plans.