Saturday, July 27, 2013

Phyllis doesn't deserve to go out like this on 'The Young and the Restless'

Ever since Michelle Stafford announced her exit from The Young and the Restless in May, everyone has been wondering how her redhead character, Phyllis Summers Newman, would depart. I for one never thought that the writers would consider killing her off, but from the looks of this past week, it seems that's the road they're taking.

Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) apparently switched Summer's paternity test results, while everyone was growing used to Summer being Jack Abbott's (Peter Bergman) daughter. But if Sharon actually altered the test, Summer would in fact be Nick's child. Sharon had good reasoning for her actions, because if Summer had never been Nick's he wouldn't have left her and ended their eleven-year marriage. Phyllis overheard Sharon's confession, later resulting in Phyllis' tumble down a staircase. The fall was poorly staged, as Phyllis allegedly hit her head, when in fact she barely even touched her head.  Now Phyllis lies in a hospital bed, comatose, unable to reveal what Sharon has done. 

This is a very unfortunate and wrong way to kill off longtime fan favorite Phyllis Summers. Stafford deserves more than this, so she must have good reasons for wanting to leave. We all know that if you piss off the writers of a television series, it doesn't reflect well on your character. So who the hell did Stafford and Case piss off?! Sharon has had the worst storylines for the past four years (kleptomania, going to prison and faking her death to escape, marrying her ex-father-in-law twice, going psycho and taking over his company, diagnosed with bipolar disorder and now, switching paternity test results and messing with people's lives.) It needs to stop. I thought Y&R was in good hands with Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith (who took over after Maria Arena Bell was fired last July), but it appears Y&R is in just as worse shape as it was last year. Watch The Young and the Restless weekdays on CBS.

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