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Shemar Moore's Return To Y&R Day One! Malcolm and Neil Take A Trip Down Memory Lane!

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Today, was the first episode of the two-day return of Shemar Moore (Malcolm) to The Young and the Restless!

And for our money, it did not disappoint. In fact, both Shemar and his longtime Genoa City co-star and on-screen brother, Kristoff St. John, (Neil) knocked their scenes out of the park!

And for any long time fan of the show, seeing these two together again and their dynamic still held weight.  However, the circumstances in the 2014 version are much different.

Malcolm has grown up and is the voice of reason, and Neil is being a little bit reckless with his life, and not coming to terms with being blind and what that might mean for his relationship with his much younger wife, Hilary (Mishael Morgan).

On day one of Moore’s Y&R return, newer viewers got a “quickie” history lesson of the brothers relationship:  how they slept with, or married, or carried on, with the same women for starters.  And how Malcolm always bolts and leaves town when his family needs him. When Malcolm tries to assure Neil he is back to see him, Neil rebuffs him.  But ultimately this visit it about Malcolm trying to be honest with where Neil is at this point in his life, whether Neil wants to hear the hard truths or not.

Watch a few key clips from today’s episode of Y&R after the jump! Then let us know, what did you think of Shemar’s return and the reunion of Neil and Malcolm?  Were you touched?  What did you think of the performances?  Comment below!

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Khanh
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Khanh

Episodes were great! It’s like Shemar never left! Both Kristoff & Shemar have great chemistry together as brothers!

robert
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robert

loved it. the scenes were very touching. loved the flashbacks

su0000
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su0000

It was good, I enjoyed it.. and ”’ viewers got a “quickie” history lesson of the brothers relationship:” that was meaningless because their is no brothers Winters on screen, there is only Neil so don’t care much about their history… fun to watch, tho.. .. There was other things they could have come up with because the history lessen has no point to it when there will be no on screen brothers.. (scratching head) The old timers got a kick out of the memory trip, so that is good thing .. 🙂 I just wanted to look at Shemar Moore… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Did you skip history class in high school…sounds like it wouldve bored you…lol…dont bother with high school reunions…the past most definately comes up in conversation…lol…and its not just the old timers who get a kick out of it…some youngsters also like it too…they like to see, hear and read about the great moments they missed out on…it somewhat gives many of them the feeling they’ve gotten to be part of it too…thats a good thing…i was like that when i first started watching soaps at age four and i still do…something new you learn every day even if its from… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

You are absolutely right, jimh! I love when I catch snippets of DAYS gone by…be it from before I started watching or my early years of watching, which is why I’m looking forward to the 50th!!!!!

harry
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harry

Okay, Miss SU000, allow me to summarize your statement. You do not care for a character’s history with a sibling even when that history helps mold who that character is today? You don’t care to watch two siblings who have had a lot of conflict in their past relationship, resolve their differences and embrace each other with brotherly love.
But you do like to gaze upon Shemar’s beauty? So, you don’t care for content, only the exterior? This explains the devotion and blind love you have for GH.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thank god its a short trip down memory lane! Take Neil, Tyler, Leslie, Lilly, Devon, and Devon’s girlfriend/Neil’s wife with you Shemar!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Timmm…y-e-s. ESPECIALLY that loony-filled Lily!!!!! B-L-A-H!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Yes!
Shemar, please take Neil, Tyler, Leslie, Lilly, Devon with you!
Really, those 5 are horribly dull dull dull ..(they serve no purpose)
Devon doesn’t do much of anything, he is just there.
Leslie doesn’t do much of anything, she is just there.
Tyler doesn’t do much of anything, he is just there.
Neil doesn’t do much of anything, he is stumbling around being nothing interesting.
Lilly dose annoying, very well ..

but– some like the 5 ..
and they would chase Shemar down the street to get the 5 back..
so- they have to stay for the ones who like them to make them happy ..

Addison
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Addison

Does anyone like Lily? I don’t even think Cane likes her much

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

Yep take all the African American characters and get them off the screen. If that were to happen, there would be so much outrage in the daytime community. YR is the ONLY soap that actually has an African American family unit. I mean because this show DEFINITELY needs more of Victor doing his Wash, Rinse, Repeat SL’s of doing something, everyone gets upset, no one speaks to him, he is forgiven a few months later. A fortune 500 business man who should be making Power moves, is running around dealing with an Amnesia patient. Victor Newman used to be Boss,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Travis, the post was about Malcolm who is a member of the Winters family who happens to be black and they happen to be boring. I’ll throw Cane in there if it makes you happy. He sucks too and its not because he is Australian! His stories suck! He was only interesting when he was with Billy and Chloe. Yes, I would take Victor and his washing machine cycle because he is a legend, a good actor, but most importantly, he has connections with a lot of interesting characters whose strings he is pulling. Nikki, yes she fell off the… Read more »

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

See I guess that’s where we differ when it comes to Daytime Drama. I’m a firm believer that everyone doesnt need to be connected to everyone to make a good Soap. Good writing makes a good soap. One of the things that many people always say about Soaps is “Oh they just repeat the same things over and over”, which I firmly believe. Agnes Nixon, Bill Bell, & Claire Labine created Storylines, they didnt just repeat something over and over. New characters are needed in order to give Veteran characters someone to interact with. At some point many of the… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I respect your opinion. Wouldnt you miss the “Mustache” if he retired? Your right, could you imagine Donald Trump running around NY trying to manipulate a doctor into treating his son’s ex to get info on his son’s future wife to be AGAIN? Who is running Newman Enterprise? PLUS, if Donald Trump handed over a half a billion dollars to each of his kids he would NEVER talk to them again so I give credit to Victor when he says he is doing what he does for his family. He must really love them.

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

LOL. I think I just want YR returned to having interesting, complex, layered Ensemble Storytelling. People were actually friends, people interacted, every family had their own SL’s but yet had time to work, go to great parties, lie, cheat, and scheme. This show had some of the most interesting Storytelling that had me hooked as a kid. EB is so much better than the crap he is given. He hasnt had a proper SL in so long. Right now at this moment I miss Victor “The Great” Newman. This current version for the past few years is so annoying. Of… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Its the same with GH, no one has any friends on that show. Thats why I enjoyed the Thursday Night Football plug with Avery and Dylan. It at least connected them with the real world for a moment. EB needs a side kick. Someone like Douglas to be by his side or have a young gun that he hires at Newman walk in Victor’s footsteps and then turn on him and make Victor fight for something other than his FAMILY! Yes, EB needs a story line.

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

Wow thats a blast from the past. I MISS DOUGLAS. Victor has no friends whatsoever,now that u mention Douglas. How sad. They even got rid of my damn Miguel. He is so isolated from the rest of the show and cast. He never interacts with anyone not named Newman. Those Neil flashbacks made me remember that Newman Enterprise used to be more than just Victor’s office. Vikki had a office, Neil had a office, Nick had a office. This show is just….SIGH. I guess I need to let go of those memories cause it seems like thats all they will… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

The show seems to really be marketing and plugging Shemar’s brief return. I think that is great to see. I haven’t watched in years (since summer vacations many years ago); but, I do watch from time to time when home. They do have some great actors-Peter Bergman (I remember him as Cliff from AMC), the returning Eileen Davidson (love her as Kristen on DAYS), and I’ve always loved the character of Nikki.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

The Winters family saga suffers from the absence of Shemar Morre and Victoria Rowell in the roles as Malcolm and Dru. It is almost impossible to recast such strong personalities. (It failed once on Malcolm.) But… the characters are key to keeping Neil interesting and viable.

Any way to keep Shemar Moore? I fear Victoria Rowell will never be back.

I hope this reunion means no more plots about sharing the same woman between them. Neil is now doing that with his adopted son. *sigh*

Really?

Jimmy
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Jimmy

It was so great to see Shemar Moore back on Y&R. I wish is was permanent because Malcolm is an important character in the Winters family, and Y&R needs great actors like SM on the show after losing much of their top talent in the past year. He and Kristoff St.John have such a great dynamic as brothers and they are both phenomenal actors. It was great seeing them rehash history, and it was great to see Malcolm there for his brother. And, even if it is for a short, 2-day visit, I’m glad they were able to bring SM… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I liked the first day– the clips and interaction between the brothers; the second day I found Malcolm was being portrayed like a super hero who swoops in to save the day. His parting speech about wishing he could be around all the time to fix everyone’s problems, was just silly. Malcolm’s character was never that mature let alone the wise sage of the Winter’s family, so for me it sounded false. I half expected him to ride off into the sunset on a horse, waving his white hat with twinkle in his eye, or the Pope to come along… Read more »

Nanci
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Nanci

Totally agree.

harry
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harry

Yes, but Mary, in my experience it’s always the grown child who lives far away from the family core who is always the perfect hero.
Mom always loves the child who isn’t there the most.

Virginia
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Virginia

It was on the money, I enjoyed the 2 days performances. He should visit every Summer.

Nanci
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Nanci

To me, it was so negative – all he did was imply that Neil would never recover
his sight, rather than enpower him to believe it definitely could happen. Ugh.
Who needs that type of energy around them in such a situation? No one
needs to tell Neil he may stay blind. He knows that deep down, He needs
positive people by his side. Like Jack had…and did he walk again? Yup.
Anyway, I thought the whole thing with Malcolm back was dreary and cheesy.

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