Best & Worst of 2018

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Most Tragic Death

If we’re be­ing hon­est, THE YOUNG & THE REST­LESS’ Hi­lary and Devon — not to men­tion their fans — got ripped off. The pop­u­lar pair spent far more time apart than they did to­gether over the years. So it was tragic in more ways than one that some of the most romantic scenes they ever shared were the ones in which, shortly af­ter be­com­ing Devon’s wife, Hi­lary died in his arms!

Best Mys­tery

We’re not say­ing that B&B’S Bill de­served to be shot in the back but… well, the last time that many peo­ple were mo­ti­vated to pick up a gun in anger, J.R. Ewing met a sim­i­lar fate. Bet­ter still, the story moved at a clipped pace, and when the shooter was re­vealed to be Tay­lor, it ac­tu­ally made sense… mostly.

Odd­est De­ci­sion

We’ll never get why THE BOLD & THE BEAU­TI­FUL de­cided to build ma­jor story around new­bies Xan­der, Emma and Zoe rather than use char­ac­ters we knew and who had fa­mil­ial ties, such as estab­lished cou­ple R.J. and Coco, with a newly-in­tro­duced Lo­gan (son of Brid­get and Nick) or Do­minick (son of Feli­cia and Dante) to spice things up? It’s also more than a lit­tle weird how much power these three new­bies have been given at For­rester Cre­ations. We know more about what they do than long­time em­ploy­ees such as Brooke!

Best Twist

Fans were fu­ri­ous when DNA tests seemed to prove that Y&R’S Jack was not an Ab­bott. But the big­gest twist came months later, when Ash­ley re­vealed that not only had the tests been tam­pered with, but it had been done at her be­hest! It was a stun­ning rev­e­la­tion that helped not only pro­pel Ash­ley off the can­vas but gave por­trayer Eileen David­son the best part­ing gift an ac­tor could ask for: amaz­ing ma­te­rial.

Quick­est Part­ner Swap

Ap­prox­i­mately six sec­onds af­ter the break-up of B&B’S Katie and Wy­att — who were very pop­u­lar with fans — they’d moved on with Thorne and Sally, re­spec­tively. Weirdly, af­ter Thorne and Katie dashed down the aisle, her story be­came en­tirely about Bill and Ridge, with her hus­band be­ing seen al­most as rarely as Wy­att’s new girl­friend!

Best Trans­for­ma­tion

When Michael Mealor joined Y&R’S cast as Kyle back in March, the char­ac­ter was down­right un­lik­able. For­tu­nately, the ac­tor’s tal­ent and charm, com­bined with a mel­low­ing of the way his char­ac­ter was be­ing writ­ten, helped turn things around. As a re­sult, Kyle now has many lay­ers and has be­come one of our fa­vorite Genoa City res­i­dents!

Most Missed

Like Y&R’S Eric Brae­den (Vic­tor) — who has reg­u­larly made his feel­ings known via Twit­ter — we miss Doug David­son and his al­ter ego, Paul. The fact that peo­ple keep rou­tinely us­ing Paul’s of­fice for pri­vate chats only drives home the point that the po­lice chief isn’t where he should be.

Weird­est Pro­posal

Thanks to the seem­ingly end­less ping-pong­ing B&B’S Liam did be­tween Hope and St­effy, we thought we’d seen it all. Un­til, that is, St­effy took the in­de­ci­sive lothario’s en­gage­ment ring off her own fin­ger… and placed it on Hope’s! For a hot sec­ond there, we weren’t sure if the blonde was en­gaged to Liam or St­effy!

Hi­lary got her hap­pily ever af­ter… then im­me­di­ately went to the ever af­ter. “You guys, they just made me pres­i­dent of the com­pany!”

Bill’s fa­vorite yoga pose? Back­ward-bend­ing bil­lion­aire.

It’s like GAME OF THRONES… but with of­fice chairs.

We’re sure oc­ca­sions like this aren’t awk­ward at all… much.

Sure, he’s done some ques­tion­able things… but did we men­tion how cute he is?

Liam thought he was get­ting two wives for a minute.

Vic­tor may not like Paul much, but his por­trayer — like us — wants him back in ac­tion.

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