Three Cheers For Subtlety and Nuance!
When Paul finally learned the truth that Mary Jane, the psychopath tearing through Genoa City on a vengeful life-ruining spree, was not a random crazy but, in fact, his sister, Doug Davidson turned in one of the most thoughtful, nuanced performances in recent memory, using only his eyes to convey Paul's shock and horror.
I'm just kidding, he went totally batshit.
I hope that Y&R had a medic on set the day that this was filmed, because Doug Davidson looked to be three seconds away from either heart failure, bursting the vein in his forehead, popping his right eye out, choking to death on a piece of scenery or some gory combination of the four. I understand his thought process ("I get a meaty story once every five years, so damn it, I'm going to go for broke here! Right index finger, don't fail me now!"), but he could have seriously hurt himself! Is this show worth risking your life for, Doug?!
Learning that your sister had plastic surgery to change her appearance and then came to town on a crazy-fueled reign of terror would shock anyone, sure, but Paul's complete and utter meltdown was slightly...excessive.
That doesn't mean that I didn't say a little thank you to Philo Farnsworth for inventing the television and bringing that into my life, or that I'm not responsible for at least 1,384 of those YouTube views, but I just don't think that was a proportionate response...