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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Billy’s Intervention

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Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless brought with it another top-notch performance by Jason Thompson as the troubled Billy Abbott – a man who has fallen back into his gambling addiction – just as everything was going so well for him.

So, what is the Abbott family to do?  Stage a classic soap opera intervention! Present were: sisters Traci (Beth Maitland), and Ashley (Eileen Davidson), brother Jack (Peter Bergman), mother Jill (Jess Walton), girlfriend Phyllis (Gina Togoni), along with Billy’s ex, Victoria (Amelia Heinle), as well as Kyle (Michael Mealor) and Abby (Melissa Ordway).

As each member of the family tries to plead their case to Billy, eventually it fell on deaf ears. Most essentially, Ashley’s who in sincerity is guilt-ridden for Billy’s downfall, because she has been trying to unseat him as CEO of Jabot.

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While Jack spoke of the pitfalls of addiction (something he also knows so well), Jill spoke of the time she spent holding vigil over Billy’s hospital bed.

What was so layered in watching Thompson’s performance throughout, is at first ,Billy tries to be sensitive to the always-well-meaning Traci.   He tries to keep it together, while the entire family is relating to him their issue and worry of the dark path he is venturing down.  And just when you think Billy might come to understand and get the trouble he is in, he fires back.

Billy is insulted, humiliated, angry, and betrayed.  The complex emotions cut deep, especially where Ashley is concerned, because he knows she is gunning for his job.

The supporting cast of Y&R in these scenes brought the right amount of drama to give Thompson a playing field to deliver Billy’s plight.  The questions remain: Will Billy save himself?  What will happen to his relationship to Phyllis, who in the final shot of the episode is left devastated?

Share your thoughts on Billy’s intervention below, but first watch the final moments where the family wants him to enter rehab, but Billyrefuses.

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Kimmie Walter
Kimmie Walter

Jason is doing an amazing job of a man sitting at the edge of your seat waiting for that win and the crazy spiral when you lose. The way he licks his lips, jumps around and wants to just be sexy with Phyllis to keep her quiet and thinks he’s making her happy.. Gina is doing amazing at trying to be a supportive girlfriend and her body language without words has been key to this performance as well. I really hope Philly make it out of this together and stronger than ever!! They are a fantastic couple and I want them long term!!

Damien
Damien

Jason has been thrilling in his portrayal of Billy has he teters on the edge of the deep end!.. he has turned Billy into a adult man especially since Billy miller was very childish and wouldnt have the chops to pull off a standoff against the Abbotts. Imo. Jason is a force especially to hold his own against Jess, Peter, Beth, and Eileen . Even Amelie was on her game. These are y n r royalty. Kyle has grown into a valuable rookie too.
Scenes like these prove that the Abbotts are everything about y n r. Period .

AVP
AVP

I’m just not invested in this storyline. Once Eileen wraps up her exit, I’ll be done with the show. It’s unfortunate.

Timmm
Timmm

Well, not a fan of NuBilly or Fake Fillis BUT the intervention was good BECAUSE the viewers were back in the Abbott living room, the dialogue was good, each character reading their lines and passing the next lines off to the next character and its good to see Eileen get to go out with some possible meat to a story that might someday bring her back.

Soaphound
Soaphound

While I’ve grown to accept Gina as Phyllis, I agree with you, Timmm. It was a great volley for actors/Abbotts at the top of their game. To me Mr. Thompson was the same snarky, angry without a cause version of Billy we’ve seen already. But Beth Maitland and Eileen Davidson were deeply moving and Ashley’s departure will be a sad day for me.

Alan
Alan

Why should I care about the climax of an underdeveloped plot where most of the action took place off camera?

su000
su000

I am luvin Jason as Billy !!
He is much better as Billy than he was Patric.
He made a great move!
and Y&R uses him every day and GH wasted him..
Jason is more powerful as Billy than he ever was a Patric..

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THURSDAY: E! News Daytime Drama Deep Dive Visits DAYS, GH, and Y&R

Mark your calendars for a very special segment on the soaps, when E! News delivers their Daytime Drama deep dive on Thursday, May 23 hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy at 7pm-8pm ET/PT on cable’s E!

Look for set visits, interviews, retro clips, and more with some of the most famous and enduring characters in the genre.  Here’s just a sample of what to watch for:

When E! News visit the set of Y&R, Eric Braeden recounts the time Victor was feeding his wife Julia’s lover trapped in the basement dead rat; while Tracey Bregman (Lauren) reflects on why the viewers love the relationships and families in Genoa City.

In Salem and Days of our Lives, E! chats with series staples: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), then Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John).  Deidre reveals “possession will be on my tombstone” in terms of Marlena’s most infamous story of all-time when the good doc was possessed by Satan, while the beloved duo discuss why daytime is the best job to have.  Alfonso talks on the history of her character sharing: “I am going to hold near and dear to my heart the beginnings of Hope. And the adventure and the romance of Bo and Hope”.

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From the set of General Hospital new interviews are featured with: Laura Wright (Carly), Steve Burton (Jason) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia), plus Casting Director Mark Teschner remembers Meghan Markle’s acting debut on the ABC daytime drama series.

Teschner remembers: “Meghan Markle actually had her first speaking role in television on General Hospital.  She worked on the show in the background as a nurse, and we brought her up to read her to see if there was something there.”

Steve Burton chats on the craziest story he has ever played as Jason Morgan, revealing, “The one that always pops into my head is we had to go catch a monkey that had a virus, and I said to Laura (Wright) I think this is probably the end of my career today.”

The E! News special segment will show nostalgic clips from all the daytime dramas, including Luke and Laura’s wedding on GH, Marlena’s possession from DAYS, and some of Victor’s nefarious schemes from Y&R.

Check out the promo below.  Then, let us know if you will be checking out the ‘deep dive’ this Thursday via the comment section below.

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Y&R Poll: Which Arrival Or Return Are You Most Looking Forward To?

The Young and the Restless is currently in reset mode bringing back popular fan favorite actors and characters and beefing up their cast.  The series recently won three Daytime Emmy Awards for scripts and shows under former executive producer and head writer, Mal Young, but who at the same time saw the ratings drop for the series, although it still remains strongly ahead of the other soaps at number one.

Now with Anthony Morina and Josh Griffith steering the ship in Genoa City, the powers-that-be have already brought back Doug Davidson (Paul), and nuAdam in the form of actor Mark Grossman, and Mishael Morgan (Ec-Hilary) is now making appearances as well, but there is plenty to come next month and through the summer.

Now, we ask you to cast your vote in our latest poll.  Which arrival or return are you most looking forward to?  There is Michelle Stafford’s major return as Phyllis, Greg Rikaart reprising his signature role as Kevin Fisher, the announcement of Eva LaRue joining as Rey and Lola’s mom, plus the return of Melissa Claire Egan as Chelsea, or perhaps you are most excited about someone who has not officially been named to join the canvas, or are hoping for another big acquisition or blast from the past?

Let us know by voting below and who you are most excited about seeing on Y&R in the comment section below.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Who Shot Adam?

Things have gotten off to a rocky start for Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) upon his return to Genoa City! Within a week’s time he has been shot at point blank rage! But whodunit?

It all went down at the end of Friday’s episode of the The Young and the Restless, when after getting into an argument with Victor (Eric Braeden) and learning that Nick (Joshua Morrow) hates him and is raising his son, Christian, and that Billy (Jason Thompson) hates him because he ran down his daughter, Delia, it’s too much for this amnesiac version of Adam to take.

Victor even reveals he is trying to locate Chelsea for him. But ultimately, at the tackhouse Adam shows Victor to the front door and notifies him he is going back to Vegas.

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Victor comments, “You’re going to regret this!” And outside the door, Victor is deep in thought.  Later, as Adam’s bags are packed for his departure from Genoa City, there is a knock at the door.  When he opens it, he is shot in the stomach.

Earlier in the episode, Nick has been contacted by Chelsea who has been trying to contact him via multiple text messages.  But is it her?

As previewed on the latest promo for Y&R and upcoming teasers from SOD, Adam is wheeled into surgery, his brother and sister, Sharon (Sharon Case), and Victor, all worry about what will be the outcome, and when Adam comes out of his operation, he remembers Victor! Looks like his memory has returned, or has it?

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But the bigger question is:  Who do you think shot Adam?  Could it be Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan is returning to the show next month) ? Chloe? (There has been speculation that Elizabeth Hendrickson is returning to her role, especially from a recent photo she posted around Emmy time – see below -with her longtime Y&R co-star Greg Rikaart (Kevin), who is also back on the show) Or, could the shooter be shockingly Nick or Billy, or could it be just a gambler or a racketeer that Adam owes money to from his time in Vegas, and the gun shot was just to facilitate Adam regaining his memory, or could Adam have organized his own shooting?

Place your bets on who will be revealed to be Adam’s shooter by posting your theories via the comment section below.

 

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