In the perpetual battle of Jack vs. The Moustache, Jackie boy loses again. Apparently someone at Y&R thinks that is entertaining, because they serve it up over and over again.
Personally, I’m so tired of it that even Peter Bergman’s impressive acting skills can’t make me interested in it. Please, new writers, please find something else to do with Jack Abbott. He deserves better than to always be bested by Victor.
In Genoa City, Tucker’s occasional guilty expressions when Sharon thanks him and tells him he’s her only friend show that he’s not entirely evil, but he’s an expert at ignoring any pangs of conscience that might crop up. Nice of him to jump to Sharon’s defense at the press conference when Nikki takes out her bitterness and anger on her. Too bad he’s still just working his scam and using her.
Once again, Sharon looked amazing, and I thought she handled the press quite well. When Tucker encouraged her to step up and stake her claim, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but she said all the right things and dismissed the press, handling the situation expertly.
How sad that no one in the Newman family thought of Adam. It was Kevin who had to be the one to break the news to him that his father was dead. His stoic response, kind of closing up and quietly retreating into his own thoughts, was very affecting. Victoria also had a quieter, less emotional reaction. And somehow their reactions were much sadder to me than the hysterical sobbing of Nikki and Abby. And I can’t even remember what Nick did, other than try to control his mother.
And all of this would have had more of an impact if Victor had actually, you know, died.
But out there in L.A., Genevieve, who has developed such an intense concern and fondness for Victor, is the one who has the strongest reaction to his death. Which makes no sense. I didn’t mind the risk they took creatively, by showing the chaos in slow motion, without sound, but it didn’t have the dramatic impact they were hoping for because it was Genevieve. Who is she to Victor? Are we supposed to believe she’s just so devastated? Really? She was paid to go out there and find him, a job she took for the money alone. I just don’t buy her sudden loving concern for him.
Apparently in the United States of CBS, Los Angeles is a 10 minute trip from Genoa City, Wisconsin. Either that or they’ve invented teleportation. Oh, I know. It’s just a soap opera!