The Demon Grifter of Genoa City
The Young and the Restless has done many cruel things in the past few months (firing Adrianne Leon and replacing her with Tammin Sursok, promising us that nothing in Genoa City would remain the same when they all came out of the ashes and immediately taking it back, continuing to pass JT and Victoria off as true love) but the meanest of all is putting out into the universe the idea that Gloria could be accidentally murdered. Like, "So she's going to try to set Jeffrey up for her murder, but what happens if, whilst framing him for her death, she accidentally dies?! That would be awesome!"
And then I remember that one of Gloria's nutbar schemes not working to her advantage would be like Victor losing, or Sharon's hair looking like human hair, and then I get upset that Y&R even got me excited for a second about the delicious possibility of no more Gloria. In the words of the second rate boyband of the 90s*, quit playing games with my heart.
I still haven't quite worked out any part of this story: why does Jeff want to marry Gloria so badly? Can't he just blackmail her without making it legal? Can't he, possibly, blackmail her and get a huge payment and then turn her into the authorities, or at least allow all of the Abbotts to line up in the GCAC and clock her? You know Abby could cause some damage. I bet she fights dirty. And, in a world full of logical plans to deal with smarmy blackmailers, how and why did Gloria and Kevin land on "frame him for murder"?
Should I continue asking questions that I know will never get answered even though I run the risk of driving myself madder than Celestia Heche? Whatever happened to Nick's amnesia? Or the suggestion that the Newman plane going down and killing (except not) Nick was due to sabotage? Am I the only person who remembers Plum? If I can accept that people don't know that Clark Kent is Superman, why do I still find it so unbelievable that Cane and Lily don't know that Marina is actually Amber in disguise? I like Sharon, but why does Brad go to such lengths to stalk her and win her love? Does he have a thing for self righteous girls with synthetic weaves? When given the choice between staying comatose and reading Don Quixote, isn't it understandable that Victoria would choose to remain comatose? Does anyone in the world really believe that there is a chance Victor killed Ji-Min? Do the writers think we don't already know that the culprit was either David Chow or some nameless random extra? Why would Nikki marry David Chow? Even if she's on the rebound, aren't there more eligible bachelors in Genoa City? Am I supposed to take ADA Barbie seriously when she looks eighteen and uses the word "gnarly"? John Abbott never sucked in life, so why is Ghost John so unbearable? Why hasn't Lauren run for the hills, far away from the family of sociopathic criminals she married into? Why does Tracey E. Bregman get prettier every time she is onscreen?
*Yeah, BSB fans, I went there!