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March 27, 2009

This Show Has Hit The Motherlode

I have not felt compelled to ask this question after the end of a soap Friday in...a really long time but here goes: IS IT MONDAY YET?

How about now? Is it? Because I kind of can't wait.

Kay: Well, take a look. You do not match the woman who was buried in my grave, and you do not match me.

Jill: That's not possible.

Kay: You refuse to see what's been staring you in the face all along. Tests don't lie, Jill. Three tests all telling you the same thing. Deny it if you want for the rest of your life, but you are not my daughter.

Kay

Jill

I'm not going to lie: even though I knew this twist was coming, I still made a sound that was part "Eeeee!!!!", part giggle and part gasp. I am SO excited by this, which I know is kind of hypocritical, since I am usually vehemently anti-history rewrite, but since this is a rewrite of a rewrite, I feel like there could be a dispensation of some sort.

This is awesome for several reasons:

  • It gives the awesome Jeanne Cooper something different, after months (months that felt like years, mind you) of the mistaken identity saga
  • It gives the awesome Jess Walton something to do besides sneer at random people and be a day player (and how much better does her hair look than it did last week?!)
  • It erases the lame twist that made Katherine and Jill mother and daughter in the first place, which came out of nowhere, was stupid and defanged both of them, which leads nicely to...
  • Jill and Katherine. Enemies. At each other's throats. I am already kvelling.



DISCLAIMER: I reserve the right to pretend that I never wrote the above if it turns out that Katherine's daughter is actually Gloria, because I'd have lived the rest of my days with Kay and Jill being boring, background mother/daughter if it meant that Gloria was not inserted into yet another story in an effort to one up the rest of Genoa City.

Comments

I do enjoy your enthusiasm for Y&R, but all I can think is, "Why are they using a fabulous actress like Jess Walton as nothing more than a one-note harridan?" Jill's only purpose now is to be demonized to make more sympathy for Kay, or to prop up Billy. It's all about how awful Jill and Cane are. The writing is so one-sided they're making me dislike Kay.

I hope you might write something about Kay encouraging Nikki to return to an abusive relationship with Victor. Ugh.

I can only think that the company who prints business cards for the folks at Newman and Jabot must have to work OT with the revolving doors they have at both companies. Jill cans Cane, Jill hires Billy. Jill cans Billy, Jill hires Cane, and you just know that when Katherine "comes back" most of the changes Jill just made will be undone. Don't let the ink dry on those cards just yet!

Hallelujah Carl. Katherine must still have major head and brain injuries to be pushing Nikki back towards the Stache of Doom and Misery. With a friend like that.... giant emerald ring or not.... no thanks.

I'm with you though about Gloria, but who else could it be on screen right now? I'm not aware of anyone else it could be and that worries me. I'd take Jill over Gloria any day.

The thing about revisionist history that grosses me out is the way the writers have to undo or prevent sexual relationships to make sure siblings or cousins, or even parents and kids, haven't been intimate!! (e.g. Victoria and Cole, Billy and Mac...)
I think I remember them "undoing it" between Jill and Brock when this first came out!
Maybe in Jill's grief she'll hit it with Brock while he's in town!

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Hallelujah Carl. Katherine must still have major head and brain injuries to be pushing Nikki back towards the Stache of Doom and Misery. With a friend like that.... giant emerald ring or not.... no thanks."

Yes, I was shocked. If I ever believed Kay was any kind of a friend to Nikki, I don't anymore. Y&R has done a bang-up job of completely decimating any relationships Nikki had with anyone. Instead, she's this loser who has to beg Victor for crumbs, and no one ever stands up for her. The most blatant misogyny around. Guza and Pratt would be proud.

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I think I remember them "undoing it" between Jill and Brock when this first came out!"

Jill and Brock never had sex, even before the rewrite. Their marriage was in name only.

"

Hallelujah Carl. Katherine must still have major head and brain injuries to be pushing Nikki back towards the Stache of Doom and Misery. With a friend like that.... giant emerald ring or not.... no thanks."

Yes, I was shocked. If I ever believed Kay was any kind of a friend to Nikki, I don't anymore. Y&R has done a bang-up job of completely decimating any relationships Nikki had with anyone. Instead, she's this loser who has to beg Victor for crumbs, and no one ever stands up for her. The most blatant misogyny around. Guza and Pratt would be proud.

"
I think I remember them "undoing it" between Jill and Brock when this first came out!"

Jill and Brock never had sex, even before the rewrite. Their marriage was in name only.

I'm counting on Nikki, who is 'just like a daughter' to Kaye, to become a daughter to Kaye. We'll finally learn more about Nikki's family and that she's adopted (which explains her history with her father). Kaye will have spent a significant amount of time having bonded with with her daughter.

Jill? I hate that her history as a 'Foster' (what a name, in hindsight) was ruined for the Kaye-Jill storyline. She'll always be Liz foster's girl, in my book.

I suspected that this story was being done to marginalize Jill, and apparently it is. Apparently Jess Walton has walked because they want her to take a pay cut AND they want to decrease her episode guarantee, which means she will become more and more of a background character.

It's just awful that she is being treated this way while dead wood like Neil, Victor, Nick, Ashley, Tyra, go on and on and on.

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