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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 2018 calendar year.

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January 1, 2018
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." Fires, sex rings, divorce, corporate intrigue, family crises -- get the lowdown on Genoa City's finest in this week's Two Scoops.
January 8, 2018
Can Victor and Nikki really be considered the couple with a grand love saga after his past of deceit and manipulation? Or would other couples such as Cane and Lily or Nick and Chelsea deserve that honor? Lies sure took Scott and Sharon out of the running. It's time to serve up some baloney with relish in Two Scoops.
January 15, 2018
Whether it was Sharon's gang of girls, the Abbotts ganging up on Graham, or Reed's gang of supporters, Genoa City's gang activity will be exposed in this week's Two Scoops.
January 22, 2018
Can Victor and Nikki really be considered the couple with a grand love saga after his past of deceit and manipulation? Or would other couples such as Cane and Lily or Nick and Chelsea deserve that honor? Lies sure took Scott and Sharon out of the running. It's time to serve up some baloney with relish in Two Scoops.
January 29, 2018
J.T. sought medical attention for his heart's physical sickness, but no amount of medical attention could mend Noah's broken heart or heal Ashley's. Let's find out who needs a transplant in this week's Two Scoops.
February 5, 2018
Money in walls, bad disguises, new jobs, unholy alliances, cybercrimes, open marriages, and so much more to discuss in this week's Two Scoops
February 12, 2018
Chelsea's backslide into old habits is accelerating under Phyllis's doggedly determined search for proof. Let's find out who else slipped up in this week's Two Scoops.
February 19, 2018
Phyllis was determined to get Chelsea out of Nick's life, once and for all. Will Nick discover Chelsea's deceit not only about the money but also about Christian's paternity? And will Billy live to regret cheering Phyllis on if comforting her ex turns into something more? Remembering the wildflower, Colleen, in Two Scoops.
February 26, 2018
Chelsea bid a tearful farewell to Nick and the thrill of their relationship. Devon told Hilary that he was not thrilled with her apology and then kissed another woman. Let's discuss other thrilling developments in this week's Two Scoops.
March 5, 2018
Chelsea grew a yellow streak down her back and ran off like a coward with Connor. Was the character of Chelsea really as dark as Phyllis kept painting her? Could Nick's true-blue sense of loyalty lead him to a possible reunion with Sharon? These true colors aren't quite so beautiful, like a rainbow, in Two Scoops.
March 12, 2018
Family was front and center in Genoa City as Nick moved in with Sharon, Cane and Lily planned a day with the kids, and Hilary approached Devon about being her baby daddy. All this and more in this week's Two Scoops.
March 19, 2018
Victoria jumped from the frying pan into the fire when her insecurities led her to frame Ashley to take a fall. Should Victor have immediately fired her? Does Victoria really have the capability to be a good boss when she can only lead by Victor's example? It's March, and madness seemed to surround Victoria in Two Scoops.
March 26, 2018
After a falling-out that led to a fistfight, J.T. pushed Victor down a flight of stairs. Nick and Sharon fell out and then kissed. The fallout from Dina's confession will have consequences for the entire Abbott family. Read all about it in this week's Two Scoops.
April 2, 2018
Jack found Victor lying unconscious in a heap at the bottom of the stairs. Was Victor really knock, knock, knocking on heaven's (or hell's) door? Will anyone but the hard-knocks Jack be considered a suspect in Victor's assault? Should Nikki knock on wood and hope that no one learns of her fling with Arturo? All this and more in Two Scoops.
April 9, 2018
Victor's improving condition put J.T. in a world of hurt, so he pulled Victor's plug. Ashley may have to upend Jack's world in order to stop Kyle now that Dina's revelations about the past have put the Abbotts in a world of hurt. Read all about it in this week's Two Scoops.
April 16, 2018
J.T. finally showed the monster that lurked beneath. Was his control and manipulation over Victoria even more destructive than that of her lifelong puppet master, Victor? Will the knowledge that Jack is not a blood Abbott stop him from following in his father's footsteps as leader of Jabot? It's a strange twist of fate in Two Scoops.
April 23, 2018
After accidentally whacking J.T., the ladies of Genoa City decided that burying his body in the center of Chancellor Park was a better option than calling Paul, and they could be right. Find out why in this week's Two Scoops.
April 30, 2018
Hilary's claim she was pregnant with Devon's child was false! Did the ferocious feline's silence leave Devon caught like a wretched rat in a trap? And will the hellcat manufacture proof to tighten the springs? Will Sharon's guilt unravel the string of lies (and dirt) blanketing J.T.'s impromptu grave? Desperation rules in Two Scoops.
April 30, 2018
Sharon, Nikki, Phyllis, and Victoria have remained loyal to their fragile alliance as they continue to support each other and spin a web of lies. Kyle sought to prove his loyalty to Victor by betraying his family. Hilary wants Devon's baby and will lie to get it. Find out why in this week's Two Scoops.
May 7, 2018
Sharon, Nikki, Phyllis, and Victoria have remained loyal to their fragile alliance as they continue to support each other and spin a web of lies. Kyle sought to prove his loyalty to Victor by betraying his family. Hilary wants Devon's baby and will lie to get it. Find out why in this week's Two Scoops.
May 14, 2018
Jack was stunned to learn he wasn't John's son! Will Jack struggle to accept not being his father's son as the dastardly villain, Victor, had hoped? Will Sharon's silence about J.T.'s impromptu grave ruin what she has with Nick? Has Devon dug his own kind of grave by tying himself to Hilary? Watchdog's on the prowl in Two Scoops.
May 21, 2018
Jack was devastated when he found out that he is not John Abbott's son, but will he turn to pills for solace? Victoria spun yet another tale of half-truths for Paul, who was not convinced. Hilary and Devon got closer, and there might be a wedding in their future. Get the latest Genoa City buzz in this week's Two Scoops.
May 28, 2018
Jack struggled with finding his place in the world as a "nonblood" Abbott! Was his instant recovery to the devastating news a little too unreal, as his family believed? Or can Jack finally break out of the box of always standing in the shadow of his dad's image? It's betrayal, love, and the prom, all in Two Scoops.
June 4, 2018
Nick and Victor learned the hard way that it was a mistake to mix business and family. Jack and Kyle faced similar issues as Jack moved out of the manse. Read all about it in this week's Two Scoops.
June 11, 2018
After his latest legal maneuver, the Mustache seemed to become Victor "Old-man" Newman. Will Nick prove to be a better partner than Jack in Victor's twisted square dance? Can a baby help write a new and refreshing verse in Hilary and Devon's sad, old love song? And it's Summer in the summer in Two Scoops.
June 18, 2018
It was a happy Father's Day for the Winters and Ashby clan but not so much for the Newman family, who were divided by the custody battle for Christian. Summer is home for the summer but seems more interested in finding a sugar daddy than attending the family celebration. Get the lowdown in this week's Two Scoops.
June 25, 2018
Victor played dirty to get temporary custody of Christian. Will the child pay the ultimate price due to Victor's strategy of winning at all costs? And will Nick have to resort to his father's underhanded tactics in order to get his adored son back? Not all's fair in love and war in Two Scoops.
July 2, 2018
Jack was boo-hooing about finding his birth father while a mysterious stranger used J.T.'s credit card, effectively shouting, "Boo! Who am I?" at Victor and Victoria, who was rightfully frightened. Don't get scared! Get the lowdown in this week's Two Scoops.
July 9, 2018
More evidence seemed to point to the fact that J.T. was still alive. Was the new statue on his grave a symbol of revenge or the headstone of a man who truly was still covered with dirt? If J.T. wasn't the culprit terrorizing the ladies, who else knew their filthy secret? J.T. or not J.T., that is the question in Two Scoops.
July 16, 2018
The karma train made a stop in Genoa City, and several residents got tickets to ride. On hand when the conductor shouted, "All aboard," were Nick, Victor, Billy, Jack, and Hilary. Find out who had good karma credit and who had bad in this week's Two Scoops.
July 23, 2018
J.T. was an elaborately disguised Nick! But just who was this " new man " behind the mask? Will Nick prove to be more of his father's son than he would want? And how will Victor exact future revenge on his son now that he has a worthy adversary? Plus, Hilary's exit began with a crash in Two Scoops.
August 6, 2018
Devon felt lost after the death of the love of his life and of his baby. Will any woman be able to battle a ghost and win the heart of Devon, who only had memories of a saintly Hilary? Will Devon ever forgive Lily for being the cause of the accident? It's life after the force of nature known as Hilary in Two Scoops.
August 6, 2018
Devon felt lost after the death of the love of his life and of his baby. Will any woman be able to battle a ghost and win the heart of Devon, who only had memories of a saintly Hilary? Will Devon ever forgive Lily for being the cause of the accident? It's life after the force of nature known as Hilary in Two Scoops.
August 13, 2018
If Summer succeeds in seducing Billy away from Phyllis, will fans call the May-December duo "Bummer" or just plain "Silly"? Get the latest gossip and opinion in this week's Two Scoops.
August 20, 2018
There's a new guy in town, and he was hot on J.T.'s trail. Will Nikki, Victoria, Phyllis, and Sharon regret not revealing their secret about that fateful night to the special men in their lives? Will Lily regret not running to Australia as Cane had planned? It was all about the fear of the unknown in Two Scoops.
August 27, 2018
Opinions are like... well, let's just say that they are like opinions. And this week Soap Central's Dan J Kroll steps in to share his thoughts on all things young and restless. From not-so-secret siblings to super-secret lovers -- and why everything is better with... no, not Jell-o... less clothing! So set your DVR to record Dr. Phil because this week's Two Scoops is just too good to miss.
August 27, 2018
Why is dating so hard in Genoa City? Is the dating pool so small that you need to keep it kinda in the family (especially when your family tree, instead of having branches and roots, looks more like a wreath)? Why do men go ga-ga for Sharon's meatloaf (and will she share her recipe)? Was there drama and intrigue on The Young and the Restless this week? Ja-bet your life! As my wise old uncle used to say, "With friends like this, who needs enemas?"
September 10, 2018
If you've been paying attention, you'll have learned that gambling is bad -- unless you're winning. Also, if Lily had a brain tumor, she probably would have gotten a Get Out of Jail Free card. For more lessons learned from The Young and the Restless, do not pass Go (and don't even think of playing a Draw Four card) and head directly to this week's Two Scoops column.
September 17, 2018
Nick was ready to ride his Dark Horse into success and respectability. Was Victor working with Rey to cause Nick's arrest during the launch? If Victor and Jack have the same father, could Jack legally change his last name to Newman? Beware of big gala events, debt collectors, and the Mustache in Two Scoops.
September 24, 2018
What if Shauna blew out her candle and wished that everyone told the truth for 24 hours (yeah, I know it's been done before). How would Genoa City be affected? Whose life would be improved? Whose life would be riding a deflated life raft down the toilet? What will happen when truth bombs detonate in GC? Can you handle the truth? Find out in this week's Two Scoops.
Y&R Two Scoops (Week of October 1, 2018)
October 1, 2018
Billy battled his family (instead of his demons) and chose his love of gambling over them. Will he have to hit rock bottom and risk losing everything, including Phyllis, before he seeks help? Did Victor falsify Jack's paternity test results to hide his familial ties with his archnemesis? There were toasts galore this week in Two Scoops.
Y&R Two Scoops (Week of October 8, 2018)
October 8, 2018
Sometimes, love is forever. In Genoa City, love tends more to be more in the moment. But when love and lust collide, the results can be quite a mess. Find out who was caught in the fallout in this week’s Two Scoops.
Y&R Two Scoops (Week of October 15, 2018)
October 15, 2018
Once the blood Abbott clause vanished into thin air, a blood Abbott reappeared right before our eyes. Jack was John's son, after all! What reasons could Ashley have to cover up the truth about Jack's paternity? And who is the sender of our four ladies' cryptic letters? It's the puzzle of the comma in Two Scoops.
Y&R Two Scoops (Week of October 22, 2018)
October 22, 2018
The Young and the Restless challenged the adage that revenge is a dish best served cold. Revenge is a dish best served raw, and some of the wounds this week were very raw. There is some big stuff the people of Genoa City have to work through this week, and there's no way to skip over it. The only way to get there is to go through it, so let's dive in and get raw in this week's Two Scoops.
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