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121 March 29th, 2016 THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Victor Lays The Smackdown On His Family!

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On Monday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, the backdrop of Victor’s trial provided Eric Braeden (Victor) some noteworthy material that he could sink his teeth into, which illustrated once again that soap icon Braeden is at the top of his game.

In story, Victor decides he will defend himself once he makes sure the courtroom knows of the duplicitous plan concocted by Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) and his lawyer, Michael (Christian LeBlanc) Baldwin, which was to have Michael throw Victor’s trial.  Now, Victor has turned the tables and wants to represent himself and relieves Michael of his duties.

Once court is back in order, it is Christine (Lauralee Bell) on one side and Victor on the other.  And one by one, and as his own lawyer, Victor illustrated to the court that everything he has done is in the name of his family.  He paints the picture for the court of doing what he needs to do to protect the ones he loves.  This includes: asking his granddaughter Summer (Hunter King) who it was that never gave up on Phyllis when she was in a coma, and found a doctor to save her?  Reminding Abby (Melissa Ordway) when gets on the stand, that he helped her get a job at Newman when no one else would believe in her.  Telling Nick (Joshua Morrow) when he takes the stand that he has been there for him all of these years no matter what.

However, when Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is called to the stand he rips in to her for drinking.  He claims he can smell the vodka on her breath right now (she had taken a drink earlier in the episode), and yet he never left her and stood by her side.  Victoria (Amelia Heinle) also takes the stand in which Victor makes her to admit why she ousted her father out of Newman Enterprises.  Then came Adam’s (Justin Hartley) turn.  Victor talks both of them being ruthless.  He starts driving his point home and how, “blood is thicker than water, and alcohol, and how Victor’s blood is coursing through Adam’s veins.”

When it comes times for his closing statements, Victor tells his back-story to the court – and in tears recalls his sad upbringing in an orphanage, and how he was taught to fight to survive, and how he built his company from the ground up He weeps as he once again reiterates how everything he does he does for his family.

So, what did you think of the performance of Eric Braeden in the episode?  What do you think about how Victor presented his case?  Was it a shrewd move?  Watch Victor’s closing statements to the jury below, and then Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Peggy says:

    My vote is he was excellent- and showed why he is the King of Y&R. Things are keeping me very entertained on GH, B&B and Y&R- thanks and keep up the great work cast and crews

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    mollie replied

    I think EB did an excellent job, too. I LIKE when Victor wins (almost all the time). I do. I liken the character and the actor and I root for both :)

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    Alexis Davis Jerome replied

    Eric Braeden just tweeted a pic of him and his son and his son is very handsome and would love to see him come to Genoa City.

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    Norma replied

    Happy Birthday Eric Braeden and hello, Miss Davis Jerome. I saw the pic and his son needs to get on the next plane to GC for sure- extremely good-looking and want to see more.

  2. Mr. X says:

    Eric Braeden gave a great performance as expected but I thought the trial itself was a little over the top and one-sided. We heard next to no rebuttal from Phyllis, Jack, or Nick on the stand, only Victor’s side of things. The rest of the family wasn’t much better. Then Victor takes responsibility for nothing he did and blames his actions on the Paragon virus. And finally the jury gets to hear Victor’s orphanage sob story.

    After the trial and coming out of the courtroom, Nikki said exactly what I was thinking–He’s going to get away with it.

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    Frank replied

    No, Victor is going to prison- at least for a few days

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    CeeCee replied

    Hi, Mr. X,
    I have said this since Victor was arrested.
    If Victor goes to jail, it will not be for long. He will spend as much time in jail as Sonny Corinthos, a cold-blooded murderer, did.
    Victor will get time served and community service.
    It would, indeed, be a big surprise if he did get a lengthy time in prison. It’s a soap…no rules apply. LOL.

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    Maureen replied

    Will Victor face the same fate as Michael Corinthos did? Grandpa!

    Tomas Torquemada replied

    I agree, it felt lop-sided. Nikki got short shrift so that they could pivot to her boozing for the umpteenth time. Of the kids, only Victoria felt like she came through with actual scene time.

    It felt rushed and slap dash with good performances left to another day. Braeden delivered, never in doubt. But it was a solo shot. Sadly.

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  3. davlestev1 says:

    Slimy….smarmy…. and full of BS…THAT WHAT I THINK. ..

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  4. Iakovos says:

    Braeden is a popular watchable favorite — no argument there and the referenced performance was laudable — but Victor Newman is not a character for whom I can rally. There is never any lasting redemption; all his moves for the good have hidden motives. he had had many wives, been involved in schemes and business that have damaged his family or those who hoped by marrying him to be part of something wonderful. I am not sure anything regarding the Newmans has made much sense in the last decade. The dysfunction is wearying. I no longer can see Victor and Nikki as a love story anymore.

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    CeeCee replied

    Perfect words; description, Iakovos…”….never any lasting redemption…”. That’s Victor Newman, in a nutshell.
    His scions/progeny are not squeeky-clean, by any stretch of the imagination, either. Different levels of wrongdoing, that’s all.

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    Maureen replied

    Those prison gangs will pass him around like a cheap hors d’ouvre .

    Geoffrey-Martin Cyr replied

    Well put, Iakovos! I am DONE with this character after watching him pontificate, manipulate and curtail the law for 36 years “all in the name of family”. No amount of heart-tugging orphanage tales or crocodile-tears change the facts: he has REPEATEDLY and SYSTEMATICALLY broken-the-law and never been held accountable! (Since when is love of family a defense against the charges he is facing?! Can you imagine any other person using that as a defense in the real world?!) I was 0.00% moved by this circus of a trial and the sooner Newman/Braeden takes a well-deserved time-out, the better! There are other tales to tell … and I’m sure Pratt/Phelps are intching for another natural disaster, Scooby Doo murder mystery or baby-switch to rewrite character history and leave longtime viewers scratching their heads in disgust…

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    CeeCee replied

    I agree, Geoffrey….most definitely! However, as much as I loathe Victor and his ilk, I commiserated with him, somewhat, when he was ‘carted’ away with his family, especially Summer and Abby looking on with sadness and disbelief. He looked a little pathetic; but not broken.
    I think the seething, the thirst for revenge will be the impetus to conquer…now, more than ever. No contrition! No aquiescence. He would not be Victor Newman, iif he peacefully tucked his tail between his legs and accept his fate. IT ‘AIN’T’ ‘GONNA’ HAPPEN!!

    I realize this feeling is out of place, but for me it comes from some within…from some corner of my heart where I sort of placed my grandfathers in Victor’s place. Silly, yes?
    Yes, this courtroom was dedigned for the Newmans and the Abbots. Phyllis has much for which to pay, herself.
    I have sat through a few of my parents’s trials ( both criminal defence attorneys) to discern reality from fiction. But, Geoff, these proceedings go under the genre of ‘fantasy’.

    CeeCee replied

    Correction:
    Somewhere within….
    Designed; not dedigned

  5. Tara says:

    Not impressed. Victor and his “Orphanage Blues” is over used and boring. The old fart is pushing 80, he needs to “let it go”. He tries to excuse every one of his heinous acts with that old sad story.

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  6. davlestev1 says:

    He can call on the tears like Meryl Streep going for an Oscar. .just like Sonny on GH..pity me my rear end. ..they both need to get lost. .I was abandoned. .I’m bipolar. .what situation EVER gives a person the right to do and say horrible things to people on a daily basis. .while I enjoy the character… Victor is still and always will be… ALL TYPES OF WRONG! !!!

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    CeeCee replied

    You said it, dav.

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    Nanci replied

    So true, Cee Cee. Phyllis has much to atone for, too.
    Also think that soon she will lose Jack. He is becoming
    increasingly turned off by her focus on revenge. Wasnt
    enough that Victor sits in a cell. Now she is out to destroy
    his company, and Jack just wants to move on and live life.

    CeeCee replied

    @Nanci
    Hey, Nancy,
    How true. But, revenge is not the only thing on Phyl’s mind….girl’s got cheating on her mind, as well.
    I am getting turned off by the minute. Victor is a snake; that has long been established….what do the unethical machinations against Newman Enterprises make her and Billy?

    Nanci replied

    I know, CeeCee. Phyllis always acts appalled at the mere thought
    of having to pay for her own crimes. And Billy, he will never grow up.

    CeeCee replied

    @Nanci.
    Hey, Nanci,
    I am a true Y&R fan. I will watch until forever. But, Nanci, I must say this: I will skip through any sexual scene between Billy and Phyllis. Just gross!!

  7. Dylan says:

    Um, seriously?!?! Is Victor Newman on trial for crimes HE committed…or is the town of Genoa City on trial for pissing him off?? Absolutely NO judge on Earth would allow Victor to “defend himself” by verbally attacking his family on the stand and bringing up information that has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the matter at hand. Judges do not allow “I had people kidnapped and raped and murdered to protect my family” is not a valid defense. Did Ron Carlivati write this farce of a trial as a spec script? I find no entertainment value in having the law presented as a joke, nor do I find any in evil continually triumphing. I highly doubt a judge would have any sympathy for an 80 year old man sobbing on the witness stand about his woe is me childhood…and attempting to use that as a rationale for committing heinous, brutal, life altering crimes as a first strike method of maintaining power. All this trial did was show Victor to be a maniacal, self pitying, delusional, verbally abusive, control freak whack job!!! Claiming he did all these criminal acts to protect his family…the same family members he is publicly humiliating and raking over the coals on stand?? Any judge worth his gavel would forbid Victor from defending himself and order him to hire a lawyer who could present SOMETHING from a lawbook as a defense. This is a joke and a travesty and it boggles my mind that soap writers think this garbage is what the audience wants. A little realism, a little comeuppance…and what the hell happened to Victor’s disease? The only time I have EVER enjoyed Victor was when he was docile and.almost and.incapacitated because he was human. He is living with an Abbott heart inside him, and continually tries to destroy the very family who authorized the transplant that saved his life! It is disgusting. Its time the show brings this character down to rock bottom…and makes HIM have to grovel and earn back his family’s love, trust, and respect. Let him have one moment of clarity, and be all alone for a while and make him the one who pays for his actions!! Watch the ratings rise!!

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    CeeCee replied

    Hi, Dylan,
    I know this is a soap, but, in reality, if the prosecution opened the door by putting Victor’s family on the witness stand ….then, Victor, or his counsel had every right to that line of questioning.
    I did not watch the opening of the trial. So, I defer to you.
    But, yes, I agree with you. I have already called it a Mickey Mouse court.
    Furthermore, if Michael and Phyllis get away for conspiracy, it will be just as much as an injustice of the judicial system, as any other crime.

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    Geoffrey-Martin Cyr replied

    Dylan, you ROCK!! Wouldn’t change a word you said. Now when will the brain-trust of Pratt/Phelps get the message that millions of us feel this SAME way and their hijacking of a show we’ve known and loved for 43 years is getting tiresome and they need to be shown the door before their collateral damage is irreparable!!

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    Dylan replied

    GMC!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am less hard on Phelps. More hard on Pratt. And I LOVED his Melrose Place!! Why can’t he write fun stuff like that at Y and R?

  8. Bart says:

    Worst. Storyline. Ever.

    Lame. Tedious. Boring.

    Bill Bell is doubling over in agony – his beautiful show ruined by Pratt & Phelps!!!

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  9. TorontoTom says:

    The performance was fine but the writing??? His questioning of his family members had NOTHING to do with the charges against him. He should be found not guilty of kidnapping, etc because he was doing it all “to protect his family”? (Drink overtime that phrase is used on the show – you’ll be drunker than Nikki in no time.) The whole episode was nothing more than a platform for Braeden & I’m fine with that. But, come on – what’s the point of a bravura performance if it make absolutely NO SENSE?!? The writing on Y&R has been doing downhill for some time (ahem… JFP, Charles Pratt) but this is getting beyond ridiculous.

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    Lucia replied

    You summed it up PERFECTLY, TorontoTom. “What’s the point of a bravura performance if it makes absolutely NO SENSE?!?”. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. Can I say it again? THANK YOU.

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  10. Maria says:

    What a travesty of a trial. I can’t believe the DA or the judge let Victor get away with his questioning. What about the crimes he committed? There were no questions about the facts of the case, just posturing and making himself out to be the victim.

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  11. Jake says:

    Little of what he questioned them on had to do with his charges. A judge or prosecutor would have questioned his behavior.

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  12. su0000 says:

    WAY TO GO VICTOR!!
    You are the King of mean.. lva yah!
    Victor will never allow his minions to get the better of him!
    I’m cheering Victor on to take no prisoners and to be the last man standing !! :)

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    Nanci replied

    Totally agree.

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  13. Nikki says:

    Eric Braeden’s acting was nothing less than fantastic but the writers need to shake their heads. I think the fan’s are smart enough to know there is no judge in their right mind that would allow him to be his own lawyer not to mention bringing up every member of his family and asking them questions that had nothing to do with the case. The D.A. would never have sat there listening to this dribble. I have a friend that grew up in an orphanage and don’t act like that. Every thing he does goes back to the way he grew up. He needs a shrink. Maybe that will be the new doctor they have coming in?

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    Timmm replied

    Ever so wise Nikki! I to loved Eric’s performance and realized its a soap and Eric is the king of Y&R so this is how it is written, ERIC wins! Plus, none of these shows spend to much time in court anymore. Victor may need a shrink and you hit on a prediction of mine. Victor will do a little jail time and the reason is to make “Friends” with the new prison doctor they casted and I see those two being romantically involved since Victor and Nikki are on the rocks AGAIN!

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    Nikki replied

    Thanks Timmm. I wish the writers would stop treating fans like their dummies. I know it’s a soap but can we touch on a bit of reality? Well thank goodness the trial is over now maybe we can get some Kevin, Mariah, Ashley & Dr. Nevel.

    CeeCee replied

    Sounds great, Timmmy….but, realistically? Victor is 75. Just my point of view, I guess. The new doctor (Alicia) is too young. I don’t see it, unless she’s a gold digger.
    I do agree with your vision of Victor’s stay in jail is a temporary one. I have said the same thing. Cannot keep Victor down. Plus, we have been through this with him before, a few times.
    So, out of context, Sully will be brought to the hospital because of a high fever….discovery time!!!!!

  14. Ron says:

    I feel badly that an actor of Mr. Braeden’s talent is subjected to sophomoric storytelling. Thank goodness he didn’t have to recite THE ROAD NOT TAKEN a second time! While I enjoyed the first day of the trial, the second day was a complete bore because it was so unbelievably unrealistic. And today’s episode was a snore. The lack of consistent writing (good or bad) makes no sense.

    My own jury is still out on what I think of this 2016 Y and R.

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    Timmm replied

    Dont feel bad Ron. Eric is on record saying he will protest anything written that he does not believe Victor would do. He is a powerful man on that show.

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    Maureen replied

    He has been on twitter thanking CP and JFP and raving about the story-

  15. Mister Media says:

    Braeden delivered an OUTSTANDING and moving performance. I was riveted and very impressed.

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    JUDY K replied

    ERIC BRAEDEN DID DELIVER A WONDERFUL OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR DAYS NOW WHETHER YOU LIKE THE STORY LINE OR NOT…HE IS A TRUE ACTOR!!! THE SHOW WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM….

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    CeeCee replied

    That’s what I said, also, JUDY.The show would go on, but it would not be the same.

  16. jaybird369 says:

    OK…you know what??? With the exception of Gina Tognoni’s E-P-I-C performance (you know, when Phyllis had that MAJOR MELTDOWN on that witness stand), that so-called trial (in general) was such a JOKE!!!!! Another thing: At this point, Michael is nothing but an EMBARRASSMENT as a lawyer!!!!! Bottom Line Here: REALLY, Y&R?!?!?!?!?! I don’t think so. Nope.

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    Ron replied

    I agree. I don’t think the writers know what to do with Michael Baldwin. Michael did hint (a few episodes ago) that by throwing Victor’s trial, he could be disbarred and have to find a “new life.” As good as the actor is, he’s been wasting away with lackluster storyline for the better of three years (the writers even botched up his cancer tale.)

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    CeeCee replied

    Hey, Ron,
    I never stopped to think about that, but you make so much sense. And, the fact that TPTB have spoon-fed us by giving Michael ‘cancer’, his wife’s cheating, now the potential of being disbarred storylines, were done in preparation to either kill him off; or to open a new venue for him.
    I may be completely off the mark here, but, if Michael ceases to defend criminals, who will take his place? Another casting? Oh, my!!

    Timmm replied

    You got it Jay, Michael should be the #1 attorney in GC with an impeccable record! They make him out to be a boob! AND, even though he and Red our good friends, the ONLY time Michael should have considered putting his career on the line is for Lauren or Fen!

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    Peggy replied

    They have made him a big boob. But is that a subtle foreshadowing of him being able to find a new life? Call me Caitlyn. I mean the plumbing is already in shambles, I see him realizing his true happiness is in becoming Michelle. His wife loves him unconditionally and has made it clear a sexless marriage is ok with her so I do not see him/her leaving her but rather she supporting him and helping with clothing choices from the boutique. Michelle can then work as a legal advocate for other trans issues or model for Jabot.

    Harry replied

    I totally agree with Jaybird.
    But on another note, (and I do not know where to post this) why oh why is Phyllis not receiving psycho therapy for what she went through?
    No one has used the for letter R word on the show, but let us face it–Phyllis was raped repeatedly by Marco with Victor serving as a co conspirator. I wish someone would just say it can call a spade a spade.
    Phyllis needs to see a psychologist pronto! But I guess that would not make good story–it’s better to see Phyllis wracked up with so much bitterness that she can taste the bile in her mouth thereby forcing her to sleep with her brother-in-law.
    And while we are on the subject of therapy, why oh why is no putting Stitch’s son into child therapy? His mother died suddenly and he is thrusted into his father’s and new wife’s honeymoon nest. While he is processing the death of the only parent he has ever known, he is also expected to embrace the father he doesn’t know and his new wife whom he resents.
    Yes, I know it’s a soap but it’s beguiling to me that no one who REALLY needs therapy gets it and yet, Sharon, who did not need at the time, runs off to Doctor Crackers who drugs her heavily, isolates her from her family, and makes her believe she gave birth to a baby without any visible evidence of such.
    Could it be Y&R is anti-psycho-therapy?

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    Rose replied

    It’s incredulous Dylan and family let Dr. Anderson get away with Sharon being non-communicado at the clinic like they did. If Y&R hadn’t misused Kelly/Cady so awfully, could suggest real husband Jon/Kevin come in and take over therapy since GH isn’t taking advantage of him. Heaven knows Dylan is setting up Sharon for a fall yet again. Agree about Stitch’s son. Sometimes love is not enough. And as much as Phyliss is frustrating me right now, sounds like a version of post-syndrome is finally caught up to her. But please no Billy.

    Nanci replied

    Yes, Harry! I keep thinking the same thing – therapy, for both Phyllis
    and Max!

    jaybird369 replied

    Harry,

    1. Y-e-s…Phyllis needs some kind of therapy…PRONTO!!!!!
    2. Stitch’s kid is nothing but a whiny, spoiled and (even more) devious BRAT who is in serious need of a SPANKING!!!!!
    3. Oh…and BTW…’Doctor Crackers’…LOVE IT…LOL!!!!!

    Have a good one, Harry.

    P-e-a-c-e.

    Norma replied

    Harry – excellent points -ok I differ on the rape- If they had done the Jack/Marco switch so that she awoke from her coma to Marco- yes, totally. But she was with Jack Monday and Marco Tuesday and repeatedly and yes she was taken advantage of or defrauded but her not being able to tell is about as credible as Sharon delivering a non-existent baby- now if she would of had a ceasarian- I mean does not that seem more credible. I hate that is it Max – the kid – but did not realize his mom died so ok but no they don’t believe in therapy as then the women would be encouraged to be strong and independent I think and not a victim or co-dependent or drunk or needy. I loved the actress that played Sharon’s murdered doctor and she was enticingly creepy good. I still think Kelly is going to emerge not-dead but with a different actress which infuriates me- I did not realize she was treated badly on the show- ?

    CeeCee replied

    I agree with everything, Harry. You always make a good argument. Just one minor, tiny, little thing…..
    You are aware of how I believe in Karma? No, you aren’t? Okay, then….let me explain. ; I truly believe that what goes around comes around….soaps are very well known for that, yes?
    Well, I understand that Phyllis, who wad already pregnant when she met Danny Romalotti, drugged him and had sex with him. I consider that rape. This was done so she could claim he was the father. Please do not misunderstsnd. What Victor did was brutal and bestial. He deserves the worst ( which he will not get; sadly)…..but, Phyllis is not dome pure, pristine msiden with a clean soul.
    Have we forgotten what she has done to Cricket and Paul? To Everything she touched?
    ( Oh, Stafford killed that role).
    Well, after having her way with Danny, she proceeded to play switchero with the vials at the lab. So, Karma has come back to bite Phyl in the arse.
    It took me a long, long while to come to terms with Phyllis, but I already had come to admire Michelle Stafford; you know the rest, my dear Harry. LOL
    Gina Tognoni, as Phyllis, is not doing it for me. I love her and all, but she has not gotten under my skin….nor will she ever, as Phyllis.
    She does not need psychoanalysis….she needs to pay for her sins….long time coming.
    Bye, Harry.

    CeeCee replied

    @Norma.
    Thank you very much, Norma. I must have said what you just did ad nauseam.
    How does a woman who intimately knows her partner’s/spouse’s ‘body/apparatus’ not realize her man does not have the same equipment?
    As I said, Phyllis’s rage lies within herself as much as it does in Victor. Perhaps, Jack is thinking the same thing….how could she have not known? It’s one thing mimicking a voice, looking like a mirror image of oneself….but, it’s something else altogether ‘replicating’ THAT!

    Harry replied

    I posted a correction response to my own post which did not go through.
    Normally I ignore my typos but this one was so replete with so many glaring errors that I just felt compelled to post an auto correct response ( I mean, really, for instead of four?). I really outdid myself with the utilization of the following rule breakers: 1. I was grammatically incorrect. 2. I broke the rule of words often confused and 3. I was guilty of a poor choice of syntax. What can I say? I was exhausted after a 12 hour work day and I am not used to writing comments on my Dumb Phone, er, I mean, Smart Phone.
    That said, I have to say that I also think Victor Newman is also in need of psychological help, however, it appears glaringly obvious that he suffers from Boderline Narcissistic Personality Disorder and unfortunately, those suffering from BNPD never can admit they are wrong, and therefore, they are incapable of seeking help for their disorder. Alas, even if they did seek out help for their personality disorder there is no medication for it.
    I firmly believe that Victor Newman suffers from this disorder.

  17. Patrick says:

    it just seems to me… that the characters in and around the GREAT Victor Newman… have been marginalized

    have been dumbed down… with absolutely no power

    what’s the point of having any more story … about Victor Newman after this ????

    so he sits on the throne back at square 1 ????

    all systems go….

    blah, blah, blah

    dull boring SNORE

    has the great one been lauded enough ????

    is his family that much more wary ; humbled ; defrocked ; shellacked…

    I don’t care to get him any more… he’s too boring

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    k/kay replied

    Patrick I can’t watch him anymore then I can TG I think they are both bullys and so overrated . I am so over his childhood I know lots of people who have bad childhoods does not give you the right to destroy people’s lives. Poor Peter Bergman having to sit back and get run over by the truck Victor and act like a weakling.

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    Harry replied

    Just love me some K/Kay.
    I am too tired to write anymore–thanks for saying it for me,

    CeeCee replied

    Do not feel badly for Jack, my dear Kay. God’s wrath is inescapable, even for fictitious characters. Lol. Jack has gotten his just desserts. I wonder if this is it for punishment or if there’s more in store. Same goes for Phyllis.

    Rose replied

    As much as I can admire Eric, Maurice and Tony’s acting at times, it just seems that over the years their characters have been Johnny-one-notes, and it shows. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing the same performance over and over. Maybe that’s the nature of being the uncomplicated, ego-driven guys like Victor and Sonny. Maybe it’s the script, but I’d like to see more surprises.

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    k/kay replied

    @CeeCee just bored with Victor winning all the time on and off camera. As for Jack/PB everybody knows I preferred Terry Lester’s version.

  18. Fanny says:

    Eric Braeden gave a brilliant performance as Victor Newman…he is a tough
    act to follow !!! There would no show without him.

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    Dylan replied

    Thirty some other contract players would disagree with you, as would many, many fans. I don’t get why some fans say “There would be no show without so and so.” Both recently and historically, shows have survived the losses of their so-called biggest stars and gone on to thrive. The same thing happened to Tony Geary on GH. These egomaniacal actors think they are indispensable, and want story input far beyond the value of their character. And when bad writing is added to the mix, the situation becomes even worse. I think Y and R without Victor would be like a breath of fresh air!! Like someone removed a black cloud hovering over the show! Victor is a disgusting old pervert who has been married 17 times, mostly very inappropriately to much younger woman, including his daughter in law! He is a disgusting, emotionally abusive tyrant with no feelings and no remorse for any of his actions until they catch up to him. He claims to love Nikki, but only when she sits idly by his side, says nothing, and agrees with him. When she expresses any type of opinion, he belittles her, he berates her, he calls her nasty awful names, and drives her to drink. If ANYONE can offer me ONE reason why we are supposed to like, or root for this character, and why there would be no show without him, I would love to hear it. I feel the same way about Sonny on GH. I LOATHE both characters. Nothing personal against the actors involved, they are both talented Emmy winners. But it is becoming apparent that even the actors themselves (Benard and Braeden) are bored, and almost completely unable to bring anything fresh to the table. A reminder….soaps are not in a ratings rut because they did everything right!! Stubborn, lazy, uninspired writers, coupled with actors’ inflated egos has proved very damaging to soaps on the whole!

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    Iakovos replied

    I like what you write, Dylan. I am tired of the same-old with Victor Newman. Villians can be compelling. Victor once was a complicated man. Now, the character seems mired in a rut. No redemption, reinvention, commitment. Any romance or love story with Nikki is lost. I fell no genuine concern for his children. I can buy the lifetime of cat-and-mouse with Jack Abbott but that has become tiresome. Does Victor ever do anything to give back to the community? I had to laugh when Nikki referred to him as a very powerful man. I look back and ask the writers… why? Mr. Braeden is worthy of a better plot line. Maybe it is coming soon.

    Lucia replied

    Right on, Dylan. Thank you for your post!

    Norma replied

    I applaud your post! Braeden can produce tears-which soon will be dust sprinles as he is in his 70′s and I can not see him in a commanding presence in 10 years and this is a business to make money and continue to draw in new viewers. His reported refusal to memorize lines and use cue cards I am sure would drive his underlings- and I mean underlings as he seems to be in pretty powerful position at CBS-crazy. And if they say or do anything they are out. Have you ever worked with one of these people- I have and it is miserable to work in that environment. Sonny on GH- I don’t see the talent in his acting at all and once Queen Geary abdicated, he seized that power. I don’t think it is all the writers- you can’t tell me that Braeden does not dictate some story as did Geary- even re-writing and then forgetting what really happened. I don’t see Phyllis as being raped- more duped but while I may buy a doppelganger I don’t buy a doppelpenis and well perhaps she has always kept her eyes closed. On all the shows now, middle-class and lower-class families seem to have been eradicated and every family on GH and Y&R has crises but none that their money pretty much can’t buy their way out of and illness will buy Victor out of prison but I liked when characters had struggles with paying their bills or in their interactions with the wealthy and I know Nikki came from poverty I guess but I was not watching the show 30 years ago.

    jaybird369 replied

    Dylan…you are BEYOND RIGHT ON!!!!! I lost interest in the Luke character (from GH) a long, long time ago…and I was never that much of a Tony Geary fan to begin with. I’m still not. As for both GH’S Sonny and Y&R’S Victor, both characters are nothing but arrogant, despicable, hypocritical, loathsome, two-faced WORMS!!!!! Beyond blech.

    Take care, Dylan.

    CeeCee replied

    Dylan,
    Great, outstanding post….I truly enjoyed reading it!!

    CeeCee replied

    Sorry…..
    PS.
    Yes, everything you said and more. I really do not know Geary and his work, ( except the Fluke part….the man can ACT), but can we really compare him to Eric’s role?
    Geary/Luke/Fluke was not the patriarch, as is Eric/Victor.
    I can’t imagine Y&R without Victor.
    Of course that is not to say I am right….not does it say that your writing is impeccable.
    I can disagree but still LOVE your style. Well, I LOVE YOUR STYLE.

    Timmm replied

    Amen Fanster!

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    CeeCee replied

    I agree, sweet lady. I despise Victor, albeit I felt compassion for him, today. But, I love Eric.
    Sure, the show would go on without him, but, a main ingredient would be missing. Just as Days is not the same without Stefano/Joseph.

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    k/kay replied

    @Dylan wonderful post just outstanding!!!!

  19. Brooke says:

    Poor Victor. How can his whole family betray him like that. Only Summer and Luca have any compassion. Even his own lawyer betrayed him
    Then the whole family go visit him in jail just to harass him. If I were him I would have everyone except Luca and Summer taken off the visitors list and file for divorce immediately. No matter what he did he doesn’t deserve all this.

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    Nanci replied

    I agree. The entire group of ingrates, (aka family) gang up to throw
    him under the bus in one fell swoop, ugh. Of course he did a wrong
    thing, but not to them, and they just were way too quick to want to
    crush him. Except Summer. I say Summer and Victor run the company
    when he is free, and the rest of them should be disowned.

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    Harry replied

    Brooke and Naci–are you two kidding?
    Victor kidnaps Jack, has him tortured and hires a creepy and slimy drug lord to take his place and thereby is instrumental in the repeated rape of Phyllis.
    Summer is a moron with not an ounce of loyalty in her. She ought to be fighting for her mother.
    I do hope you’re both kidding.
    It’s about time Victor’s family stands up to him for all his crimes against nature.

    Nanci replied

    Hi Harry, For me, I am just over his family, especially Nikki, with her nose in the air, all these years benefitting in one way or another from Victor’s schemes and dastardly deeds, and now
    they decide to sit around together at The Top of the Tower, of all places, to chat about bringing him down.
    As for Summer, she is caught up in mixed feelings, of course. She loves her mom
    and her grandfather, but even as horrible a thing Victor did to Phyllis, she knows it
    all would be moot if her grandfather had not brought Phyllis out of her coma, and Summer
    would have been mother-less and heartbroken…so how could Summer ever forget that
    aspect, either?

    Rose replied

    Gotta agree with Harry. Besides the whole Marco/Phyliss/Jack/Kelly horrendous setup, while Victor has provided for his family, in his own way he has also made them dependent on him, always looking for his approval, and keeps pushing the loyalty/family cards…especially for the females. It’s about time they woke up.

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  20. DJ says:

    If Eric Braeden DOES NOT WIN an EMMY next year for his performances
    these last few days…Well they should quit the awards process altogether.
    He consistently brings it to the role and should not go unrecognized. GIna Tognoni’s performance of Phyllis should also be awarded an emmy. She
    is outstanding. There are no bad performers on this show. Whatever the writers hand them, each delivers it 100%. Nikki, Jack, Victoria, NIck, Victor, Phyllis, Paul, Adam, Chelsea, et. al. bring it to life. Great performers!!! Just enjoy the drama even when the storyline isn’t going your way. The actors MAKE IT!!! And they are all bringing their A game,

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  21. Timmm says:

    Eric Braeden was fabulous! I know people hate to see him always win and the circus atmosphere in the courtroom was a joke BUT he blew me away! A lot of times Victor only has about 4 or 5 lines, a threat and then a stare and fade to black! Today in court he held court! My favorite part other than Victor was after he was finished they took a recess and all the Newmans were in the lobby, I think six of them and they just went on, line for line talking about Victor and it was done very smooth. They dialogue was if it was a normal family talking and you were not watching a soap! One thing I thought of after the fact, Glummer should have NEVER been the one to side with Grandpa! It should have been Adam. Adam begs inside for his father’s approval and Victor sees Adam as being most like him. Especially the Michael Muhney Adam!

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    Peggy replied

    Is the Ray Wise character also in prison? I am wondering if Victor will run the cellblock or Victor/Victoria -bad things happen in prison– he will need bodyguards I would think and money talks in the pen. I wonder if he will get tattoos. Does he get beat up and hence the prison doctor? He was excellent today and yesterday and that cow is having her calf and I am waiting to see her smarmy game.

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    Rose replied

    Peggy…was thinking the same thing about Ian Ward/RayWise and Victor meeting up and “collaborating.” Circumstances can make strange pen fellows. Plus, Ian probably still has the wherewithal to six-deep Paragon(sp?) from prison which could be Victor’s revenge. And I’m sure other inmates see more advantage to cozying up to the money instead of beating Victor up.

    Timmm replied

    He and Ian would be great in prison but I think his sole purpose is to start an affair with the new doctor. How about Ian getting out of prison and reeking havoc while the Mustache is punching license plates!

    CeeCee replied

    You just hit the jackpot, my dear Peggy. I do believe Victor has come face to face with Ian. But, has he met his match?

    Dave M replied

    How I wish that Y&R could have borrowed Nina from GH to take advantage of her excellent midwife skills and give that baby to Sage.

    Harry replied

    While I do detest Victor, I do love Erica Braeden.
    He is an amazing actor and Y&R does need Victor.

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    Timmm replied

    Harry, that is the most sensible comment I’ve heard about Victor and very fair!

  22. Mary SF says:

    Personally I always cringe when a story line on any soap goes to court because all soap court cases are written so badly and way over the top–and this one was no different. Of course I am not a big fan of court drama in general even in prime time. Like others I was annoyed that the whole trial was just an excuse to have Victor rant about his ungrateful family. I was also disappointed that they didn’t use Michael throwing the trial to declare it a mistrial, because now I have to endure my second least favorite soap story, characters in prison– we know they aren’t gong keep him in jail for ten years, so why bother going there at all– it is such a waste of time- my prediction, the bus taking him to big house gets in an accident. Victor escapes, but he will be presumed dead because it has been a few years since he last “died” and it about time for it to happen again.

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  23. Maureen says:

    Today was exceptional, dramatic, great. Cooking with gas and about to totally boil over and I am delighted and I am delighted that I am delighted.

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  24. COCO says:

    Victor is the show and don’t y’all forget. Victor will be back with a new love. Good by nikki

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  25. Maureen says:

    @Peggy- You know if he had the balls to do that it would be groundbreaking and fascinating to watch and a definite plum of a storyline. Maya Avant was not groundbreaking- it was done the same way on ABC’s “The City” in the early 90′s I believe and there was such an outpouring of hatred and anger from the viewers that the couple packed their bags and left town. Leblanc certainly has the chops to do it, if he would- and much much more challenging in my opinion for a man to trans than an actress to play a woman who has already transitioned. I love your humor but also excellent twisted mind!!

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    Robert C. replied

    I will take a ticket to that show, bigtime. I think still to controversial but if there were an actor willing to play it I would think it would be amazing to watch and watch the haters come to task too.

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  26. Tani Sterling says:

    I don’t have any problem with the actor, Eric Braden, who when given the right script truly shines. However he is growing older, and the role of such a depraved villain doesn’t play as favorably for him as it might have in the past. His appearance has been almost diabolical in some scenes.

    This double Jack drawn out, preposterous, distasteful storyline makes any slightly respectable solution neigh onto impossible.

    For me, I would like an adjustment in Victor’s character. He doesn’t have to become suddenly virtuous; perhaps a slight stroke, with loss of all memories of the incident, and the introduction of a recovering Victor who is a bit kinder but still strong, smart and carrying that bad boy attitude.

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    Ron replied

    No doubt he needs some new direction. You think by now he would have done something about “abusive orphanages”, something along that line. Let’s not forget how vile Katherine Chancellor was the first 10 years of the show and how she evolved.

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    Maureen replied

    I agree with you, Tani and I think the adjustment is soon to occur- but good grief he was outstanding on Friday as a strong, powerful man -despite his age- I was loving his take-down of Bobby-Boy and his fearless strength-

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  27. Nikki says:

    I want to see someone go in and restore/paint Kathrine’s mansion the way it was. For gosh sake can the writers have a bit of respect for the past? You completely ruined Victor’s ranch now it’s Kathrine’s.

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    CeeCee replied

    I know, Nikki. What happened to that beautiful entrance with the mural running up the stairwell wall?
    Too sophisticated for Billy? Then, he shouldn’t be living there.

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    Nikki replied

    Hi CeeCee They did the same thing to Victor’s ranch now it looks like your average condo. Nothing against condo’s but it was a ranch and a beautiful one at that and what they did to Kathrine’s beautiful mansion is disgusting. If they don’t change it of let him move somewhere else I hope Vicky gets the same disease Sharon has and burns it down. I can’t even stand seeing him in it or Nikki in hers.

    CeeCee replied

    @Nikki.
    Why do you think that is, Nikki. Budget?
    It is so devastating for me. I know the scenery shouldn’t matter….only the stories? But, even those sort of leave a bitter taste in my mouth.
    Later, my friend.

    Nikki replied

    Hi CeeCee I could be wrong but I think it mtters to us because we have a life, problems, struggles, bills, appointment etc. and for an hour a day 5 days a week we can sit/lay back and fantasize. Hearing the horses at the ranch and seeing the fireplace going, the beautiful 4th. of July in the backyard of the Newman ranch at the pool side as Victor & Nick cooked at the BBQ.Kathrine C. mansion, the entrance with the beautiful staircase, the beautiful living room. Do you remember when Abby played the naked heiress in her pool ? I think if they change the Abbott house I’ll quit watching for the Summer. Jack, Tracy & Ashley use to have one of the most beautifully decorated homes at Christmas. Oh the memories!

    Norma replied

    I saw a few glimpses of Katherine Chancellor over the years but was not a viewer of CBS soaps until they killed the 2 on ABC. I know what time of day it is now for sure in GC but don’t have any emotional attachment to her mansion and I am in no way negating it nor the fact it is a huge deal to many long-time viewers. So spare the hatred and not you CeeCee- but it does seem they have to show a profit and also draw in new and younger viewers and yes that pisses me off too but I can accept it like I am of diminished capacity- which certainly had to dim my mind for the trial- but they are doing their best to meet the goals that Sony and CBS surely must have for them and I am not saying I like it, but will chose to I guess so I can get some enjoyment or what is the point? Now I am not saying anything in relation to anyone who might interpret this negatively and wish to lash out at me or my diminished capacity.

    CeeCee replied

    @Norma.
    No hatred here. I even despise the word, Norma…..not used in this household.
    Besides, you are the last person towards whom iI would hold any resentment. Do not fear.
    You are right though, those of us who have watched for a while….for me it’s about 16 years….but some fans have been watching since its inception (1971).
    Seeing the Chancellor Mansion…..the gathering room, or great room was such a big deal for me. I remember being in school, watching, pretending I was home. So inviting!! It was so beautiful ….now, it looks like a box with painted doors and a staircase. Nowhere to move. With Billy in it? I suppose he and Phyllis need a place to play. Ha!
    Later, my friend.

    CeeCee replied

    No, Nikki. You are not wrong. You have expressed it very eloquently.
    You have touched a few chords of my heartstrings….beautifully said. ” Those were the days, my friend”. Sad, isn’t it? Sigh!

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    Ron replied

    Time to chime in here. The Chancellor estate is the only single surviving set from the opening year of the program. What they’ve done is something akin to rewriting the US Constitution! The show has painstakingly kept alive the character of Katherine Chancellor, so it baffles me that they would redecorate the show (maybe someone has a gig with HGTV Property Brothers! Now, had the writers invested something along those lines, then I’d buy the story a little more. But this simply contradicts what they seem to preach regarding the references to Mrs. C.) Maybe Billy will at least hoist of picture of the Duchess over the mantle (if Victor can have one, why can’t Kay?)

    Norma replied

    Ok I am confused- I thought Victor and Ray Wyse- I do not even know his character name- are arch-enemies- why I don’t know but so now in prison he is offering Victor protection-when it would be so easy to have Victor killed. I know that will never happen but seems odd- what next, Phyllis beds Victor? Would not surprise me- once Neville cures his brain tumor and he is free he it way done with Nicki and time for a new trophy wife. Phyllis not a shiny trophy nor low-mileage.
    Who is next- the prison lady doctor? Sage? Sharon? Patty- there you go- I vote Patty for Victor’s new honeybunny.

    CeeCee replied

    @Ron.
    Hi, Ron,
    Always a great feeling to hear from you and read your wisdom.
    We lost Jeanne/Catherine, who brought everything to any scene: class, debauchery, anger, love, happiness, silliness, wisdom….you get my drift?
    All we had was that beautiful estate……
    TPTB have truncated something so vital; so fulfilling and nostalgic, it hurts.

    CeeCee replied

    @Norma.
    Hi, Norma,
    Do we know it is Ian Ward (Ray W) facing Victor? I just assumed. What if it’s the new she-doctor (Alicia Coppola) ?
    But, if it is Ian, it is sort of baffling, isn’t it, Norma. Could it be Ian wants something from Victor? Tit for tat?
    However, it seems Victor needs no protection. Seventy-five and still kicking arse.

  28. Lucia says:

    Victor’s defense was that he did everything for his family. They are all ungrateful jerks because they didn’t lie to protect him. Never mind that he pits his children against each other, blackmails them, lies to his wife by omission…never mind any of that. He LOVES his family. And with that kind of toxic love and that colossal ego and lack of integrity, we’re all supposed to piss ourselves over how amazing Victor is. Please. There is not an iota of integrity in his character. How can I muster sympathy for a character who allowed a drug lord to repeatedly rape Phyllis and consequently shows no remorse for it? We’re supposed to feel sentimental about it all because Victor commands us to? Because he built his empire out of nothing, because he fished Nikki out of a strip club and put decent clothes on her back? Because he has made his children’s problems “go away” and every now and then bought them a horse and told them he loved them and believe in them? Please. The writing on this show needs HELP.

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    Nikki replied

    Lucia I so agree with you. I think the acting of Eric B. is fantastic but Victor has a screw loose somewhere. I am so sick of him getting away with everything. Every now & then I just have to turn it off. I love Peter B. (Jack) but honestly does he really believe that Phyllis can just forgive Victor and get on with her life? What the hell is in the water down there? I want to see Newman business go back down to nothing then he can show us how he rebuilt it. Victoria makes me sick. Although Billy didn’t have the money for Pass-Key it was promised to him from Kevin & Natalie. Weather or not they played it up so Victor could fire her, doesn’t matter. HE DID. If this was the other way around do you think Victor would give it back to Billy? No way he’d say “It’s just business” Billy needs to walk miss high & mighty to the door.

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    Lucia replied

    Exactly, Nikki. I think the actors on the show are excellent – which is why I keep watching – but as a viewer I’m offended by the notion that Victor can just continue to get away with crimes that are so heinous. And that he can justify them and demand that his family back him up when he had Jack kidnapped, when he had Jack think that everyone on the boat died and he paid them all off, when he had Phyllis think that Marco was jack, and when he took advantage of Adam’s pain at the loss of his child and blackmailed him. The list goes on and on and on.

    That episode of “the Road less traveled” was a farce. It suggests that Victor had the power to change everyone’s lives and that none of those people had enough self-respect or motivation to eventually change their lives. Victor is not God. He thinks he is but his ego is so swollen it’s disgusting. And that tone just continues…this idea that we are supposed to sympathize with him because his family abandoned him because finally they decided that enough was enough?
    If there were some substance to the writing, maybe. But the illogical premise of “Every evil thing I do is to protect the people I love” is so demented.

    And I completely agree with you that Jack is living on another planet. Maybe he’s suffering severe and untreated PTSD but his need to protect Victor is nauseating. Victoria makes me sick too – she can forgive her father a million times over but everything Billy does is unforgivable. And you’re so right that Victor can get away with the “it’s just business” line. She didn’t bat an eye when her father stole Pass Key out from under Billy while his body was half-cold.

    Rose replied

    Lucia…I agree with what you have said. Hope you will give me a little leaway as a relatively newer viewer of Y&R without all the historical perspective, but so far this is how I am seeing things. There’s Victor’s idea of love, and the daddy type dependency of his family (mainly the females) on his approval. And pitting Victoria’s fragile ego time and again against Adam re whose the best to run Newman. What a jerk! And I just can’t figure why Phyllis didn’t know Jack wasn’t Jack from the first night, along with his followup “flamboyant” behaviour compared to the original. Have a hard time buying this one.

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    Lucia replied

    Ha ha, Rose. I’ve been watching the show off and on since the 90s and there are lots of people who have been watching it for a lot longer so I’m in no position to critique your historical perspective…but I actually don’t think you need the historical perspective to look at the trial and understand how poorly written it is. You’re right, Victoria has a fragile ego where Daddy dearest is concerned and honestly, the difficult relationship between Victor and his children has often been well-written in the past. But the obscene way he treats Victoria, the way he blackmails and uses Adam…it’s gotten a bit old. It’s quite impressive that Nick stays away because that keeps him out of his father’s evil schemes. And that seems to be the only solution to surviving Victor.

    It just seems to me that in the past, Victor had more of a self-awareness…after he would do something cruel, he would repent or examine his actions reflectively in some way. But the writers seem to be evolving his character into someone irrational who is not capable of remorse…a true villain. I think that’s why we keep hearing Nikki talking about trying to “save his soul” like this is some religious pilgrimage or intervention that Victor refuses to take with them.

    As for Phyllis not knowing that Jack wasn’t Jack from the first night – sigh. It’s kinda what you have to endure as a soap opera viewer, isn’t it? The insane suspension of disbelief that they impose on you as a viewer. So we are supposed to BELIEVE that everyone (not just Phyllis) thought that Marco was Jack because they look EXACTLY the same.

    Similarly in the past, we had to believe that Sheila Carter had plastic surgery to look EXACTLY like Phyllis, and back then no one would tell the difference. Then Sheila had a sister – that we never knew about back in Shela’s heyday – named Sara, who had plastic surgery to look EXACTLY like Lauren. And it goes on and on. You’d think that in 2015/16, the writers could think of something better.

    At any rate, the current “logic” that they apply to Phyllis’s nightmare is that because Jack sustained a concussion in a building collapse prior to their wedding, his behavior had been “off”…so Phyllis believed that that near-death experience and the concussion probably accounted for his bizarre behavior.

    CeeCee replied

    @Lucia.
    I just loved, loved a triple loved your post, Lucia.
    Oh, yes, the concussion caused the change in Jack’s personality, behavior and more than a spirited dance in the pants? OK, all right…..did the concussion rearrange his family jewels, as well?
    I would think a woman would know the difference ( between her husband/partner and any other guy) in a New York minute.

  29. Ron says:

    Never have done this before:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BRAEDEN!

    75 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL RESTLESS.
    HAVE A GREAT APRIL 3RD WITH YOUR REAL FAMILY AND REEL FAMILY.

    YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT AT ANY AGE.

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    CeeCee replied

    How cleverly ‘parlayed’ and relayed, Ron.
    75? Man looks good.

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    Norma replied

    What is history of Ian Ward- is that his name- with Victor- when he was on last he seemed to want Phyllis- but today I inferred he had been with Nikki- I have no idea except thought they were enemies but he now offers protection and he also has a great tan.

    CeeCee replied

    @Norma.
    Strange, is it not, Norma? It is not very feasible for Ian to want to protect Victor. Ian wants something. His solicitudeness towards Victor is a put-on. I can almost bet on the stabbing bring ordered by Ian to make certsin Victor understand that he does, indeed, need his protection. Isn does nothing for nothing. He is the devil…worse than Victor…well, let me think about that, hmmmm. Lol
    We shall see where this leads; or is it another unhatched goose egg. Recycled story?
    We have already been the spectators of Victor’s litlle sojours in the hoosegow…..stupid drama…he recovers, and will get out by dome technicality.
    So, not piquing my interest. These stunts are sooo old, Norma. I do not care. It is only done to play on our sympathies. Pethaps if it were anyone rlse but Victor….well, maybe. He and Ian are at the bottom of the totem pole for me. Karma, Karma, Karma. The boogieman a’comin’.

  30. Norma says:

    Friday’s episode was just superb. I now know why no press were at Victor’s trial and conviction- they were all enroute to the Passkey Press release. Bobbyboy. Delish. I had worried about Victor in prison- shows how much I know- oh my oh my! Bobbyboy reminds me of a young Bruce Dern and seemed so menacing. But turns out he is Victor’s prison bitch- when Victor told him he had better watch his ass- I mean hello- prison- that happens and then a smackdown- you see, this isn’t Victor’s first time at the rodeo, boys. I don’t know the other Phyllis- but this one is so wound up and is going to explode- even Victoria- who kinda bugs me- I loved her sashay out of the press conference- va-va- voom- game on! I love Natalie and would like to see more of her but please, Shawn, take your baby and go. Who is King of the cellblock that is a familiar face to Victor? Hmmm indeed. Now if this is who I am hoping it is- then bonus points to all involved for keeping it out of the press- I am so hoping this same tactic is used to bring Kelly back from the undead. I don’t want to see another actress play the part and I am so wanting Cady Mclain to be here and that the negative things said were just red herrings. How sweet the taste of fresh red herring and so rare to find and savor. Oh, Bobbyboy. Memories of Oz on HBO. And Patty is on the crazybus into GC- can’t wait for her to roll back into town. Yes. More. Please.

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  31. Dave M says:

    I am a law-abiding citizen and live and let live and don’t want troubles with anyone. When that prison guard lady helped those 2 inmates in NY escape I felt she was an idiot- although one that I am sure was very cleverly manipulated more so than writers of these stories can whip up sometimes- but honestly well- If I could I would help Patty escape from what is so damn wrong. Ok- no I do not have the hots for her in a carnal way but avuncular- I would say. The actress, the character-whomever writes her bizarre chirpings- she to me is a caged songbird-who is about to sing and it is sweet, sweet music to my ears. The actress is spectacular at this Patty woman/child.

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  32. Ollie says:

    Vintage Victor!! Great story-line ahead! Finally Sully has a fever and Sage and Nick (rather Sage and Adam) can enjoy their son! Poor Sharon though! What will the fall out be? Y & R and CBS —#1

    Hard to believe Eric Braeden is 75 years old! He is fabulous!

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