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The Young and the Restless opinion columns from 2006
Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provided their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.
Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about The Young and the Restless in the 2006 calendar year.


To access columns from other years or to review columns for other soaps, please see the Related Information links at the bottom of this page to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

Don Diamont
January 2, 2006
Part two of a two-part retrospective about the highs and the lows of The Young and the Restless in 2005.
Christian J. LeBlanc
January 9, 2006
By the time Michael got through tugging terrifically on their tattered heartstrings, there were few dry eyes left in soap audiences all across the country.
Greg Rikaart
January 16, 2006
In a week where the usual suspects did and said all the typical things, the morgue room meeting between Kevin and the once tyrannical Tom was superb.
Joshua Morrow
January 23, 2006
Will the day set aside for thankful celebration of Cassie's birth ever come to an anticlimactic close?
Jerry Douglas
January 30, 2006
The good, the bad, and the unfaithful
Watching John during the week was a wonderful reminder of how incredibly talented he is.
Sharon Case
February 6, 2006
The heat's still on
Colleen is one very manipulative little lady who knows exactly what to say and to whom to say it to get what she wants.
Eileen Davidson
February 13, 2006
Cupid, draw back your bow
It's February, the month with the big red heart on the fourteenth day, so Cupid is understandably very busy these days.
Judith Chapman
February 20, 2006
A tangled web
Even the most enterprising pair of spiders working industriously in tandem couldn't weave a web as tangled as the one these Abbott deceivers have managed to construct.
Peter Bergman
February 27, 2006
Unbecoming conduct
What Colleen wants, Colleen gets. And what Colleen wants is obvious to everyone with half a working brain.
Michelle Stafford
March 6, 2006
Do what I say, not what I do
That seems to be the tarnished rule of life certain Genoa City citizens like to live by.
Amelia Heinle
March 13, 2006
If it looks like a mutt...
Jeffrey Todd Hellstrom, please drop to all fours and pad to the front of the kennel to accept your Canine Certificate.
Michael Graziadei
March 20, 2006
Getting better by the hour?
Stagnating storylines have being hastily brought to an anticlimactic close.
Joshua Morrow
March 27, 2006
Tick, tock
What marvelous fun it was watching Sharon's light bulb glow ever brighter as it began to illuminate the ugly truth.
Don Diamont
April 3, 2006
Am I crazy?
Genoa City is woefully lacking in prospects to partner, thus is forced to repeatedly harness the same stallion to many different mares.
Sharon Case
April 10, 2006
The heat's been turned up
Between Sharon's multiple confrontations and the industrial espionage going on over at Jabot, it was an exciting week in Genoa City.
Joshua Morrow
April 17, 2006
A woman scorned
Determined to milk the infidelity cow until every last drop has been drained, Sharon continued to dangle Nick over the roaring inferno of her rage every day of the past week.
Michelle Stafford
April 24, 2006
Phyllis, Phyllis, Phyllis!
The entire week wasn't actually ALL about Phyllis, but it was another week of being battered over the head with the rock-filled sack of sympathy embroidered with her name.
Don Diamont
May 1, 2006
Hypocrisy in Genoa City
With so many citizens guilty of the pot and skillet syndrome, it's hard to decide who to ridicule first.
Eric Braeden
May 8, 2006
Who's minding the Newman store?
Right up until the second the carjacker's shot shattered the silence, it certainly seemed at least possible the principal proprietor could wind up being a Newman other than Victor.
Sharon Case
May 15, 2006
He loves her not
Sharon is some glutton for punishment, isn't she? What in the world was she thinking?
Eric Braeden
May 22, 2006
If it walks like a duck...
Are we really seeing a new and improved, kinder, gentler, marshmallow soft, family-oriented, touchy-feely Victor Newman?
Judith Chapman
May 29, 2006
Forever tarnished?
What is going on? Who are these people? And where did they bury the people they used to be?
Melody Thomas Scott
June 5, 2006
A disgusting week
It's only a soap, it's only a soap, it's only a soap....
Greg Rikaart
June 12, 2006
Worth watching, flaws and all
Colleen used to be so syrupy sweet at times, mostly whenever J.T. was within smelling distance.
Michael Graziadei
June 19, 2006
All about the slant
In this confusing city, it all depends on where you stand and what you've done.
Joshua Morrow
June 26, 2006
Where are the charismatic couples?
What a flurry of activity the week contained.
Michelle Stafford
July 3, 2006
Simply sublime
Was it the new or old Phyllis who used all the weapons in her considerable arsenal to continue to tempt Nick away from his then more or less faithful spouse?
Tracey E. Bregman
July 10, 2006
The elephant in the room
It was rather amusing to hear Nick tell Phyllis that having a baby wasn't the way to save a marriage.
Sharon Case
July 17, 2006
Six of one...
When it comes to making a case for Nick and Sharon or Nick and Phyllis, it's pretty much six of one and half dozen of the other.
Peter Bergman
July 24, 2006
A moment of mourning
For all fans whose fingers and toes had been crossed that Jack, by process of DNA elimination, might be declared the delighted Daddy of Phyllis' belly-bound bambino.
Joshua Morrow
July 31, 2006
Sour grapes
Love them or hate them, Nick and Phyllis are not only the first names on everyone's lips, but cheers and jeers for or against them are also filling up every message board in cyber reach.
Don Diamont
August 7, 2006
Lifetime moments
It was refreshing to see the focus shifted to other Genoa City citizens and situations for a change.
Jerry Douglas
August 14, 2006
Old and useless?
Is killing off of a core character becoming a new trend on our favorite show?
Jerry Douglas
August 21, 2006
Sniff, sniff
If you were a John Abbott/Jerry Douglas fan, it was a heartbreaking, dark and emotionally wrenching week.
Judith Chapman
August 28, 2006
What's next?
One thing can be said about The Young and the Restless these days - it's certainly no longer predictable!
Peter Bergman
September 4, 2006
What they deserve
Look at the damage that Gloria managed to do to Ashley and Jack and Jabot, all without getting a speck of payback dirt on her clean white gloves.
Eric Braeden
September 11, 2006
Short on days, long on action
Though it was a short week, a lot of ground was covered.
Sharon Case
September 18, 2006
Ick!
Yes, those words are directed at the latest odd couple, Jack and Sharon.
Michelle Stafford
September 25, 2006
Fan forum
A special column filled with feedback from fans of The Young and the Restless.
Peter Bergman
October 2, 2006
Beneath the surface
There could be a whole lot more going on than what our eyes are staring at.
Jerry Douglas
October 9, 2006
The haunting of Jack Abbott
Poor John. He's become a Peeping Tom, eagerly taking copious notes and commenting inanely while Jack paws his latest squeeze.
Judith Chapman
October 16, 2006
Don't blink!
You certainly can never accuse Gloria Fisher Abbott of thinking too small.
Don Diamont
October 23, 2006
Do I expect too much?
In these new and different days, sometimes, being a long time viewer can definitely have its drawbacks.
Michelle Stafford
October 30, 2006
Funny dialogue
The bottom-blackened pots were busy and in rare form this past week, boiling over with all the finger pointing and name calling they were doing about their fellow scorched skillets.
Melody Thomas Scott
November 6, 2006
Mee-oww!
Forget the one about a woman scorned. Jack might soon discover he should be more afraid, very much more afraid, in fact, of the wrath of a woman outfoxed.
Michelle Stafford
November 13, 2006
Carmen Mesta's murder
How many ways can one unfortunate person perish?
Kristoff St. John
November 20, 2006
Murder, she wrote
Continuing their headlong rush to erroneous judgment, Genoa City law enforcement's tunnel vision remains fully focused on the Winters family.
Judith Chapman
November 27, 2006
The new Genoa City
Lately, in this new Genoa City, it's like starting over every single day.
Melody Thomas Scott
December 4, 2006
All about balance
These days, getting through the week is definitely getting to be a tough and somewhat grueling journey.
Eric Braeden
December 11, 2006
The Stepford child strikes again!
Legal adoption notwithstanding, Stepford child Abby is at heart and, of course, by blood, a Newman through and through.
Joshua Morrow
December 18, 2006
Thanks, fans!
For taking the time out of your busy lives to share your thoughts and opinions.
Michelle Stafford
December 25, 2006
Separating the best from the rest
When it comes to the pairing of Nick and Phyllis, whether you are a fan who abhors or adores, it's clear that putting this duo together has been like a pickax striking a wide vein of rich gold.

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