On Tuesday’s episode of CBS’ The Young and the Restless it was the standalone episode of Nick Newman (Joshua Newman) trying to figure out why he has such a messed up love life with all the gals who he has been involved with.
From Sharon (Sharon Case), to Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), to Avery (Jessica Collins), to Julianne Morris Poloha (Amy), to Jennifer Gareis (Grace), Nick has had failed relationships with all of them for one reason or another … and they are all a part of this special episode.
A drunken and down-on-his-luck Nick sort of “envisions” that these gals are all at the cabin and together as a group, as they confront him one by one. Even mom, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) is conjured up when he is upset over his failures.
Nick, who has at times been deemed, “Nick the dog” for his sexacapades with women, gets a visit from an actual adorable dog who is his buddy throughout his journey in the episode. Could the dog be an analogy? It was nice to see Joshua Morrow getting an opportunity to have an episode where he is able to tap into all the things that make us love him and his acting style. Gina Tognoni also did a more than admirable job re-creating some of the key moments in the history of Nick and Phyllis. The big scene though happened between Sharon Case and Joshua when Nick tells Sharon he is over all the lies and deceit that have gone down throughout the history of their relationship. At the end, it seems that Nick has a realization that he has sworn off women, and is just going concentrate on being a dad to his children. However, we think there may be a new woman on the horizon for Nick. The episode ends with Nick in dire straits!
So, what did you think of the episode? Did you enjoy it? What did you think of the performances?