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The Young and the Restless opinion columns from 2005
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 2005 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.

Michelle Stafford
January 3, 2005
For at least two Genoa City couples, 2005 may shape up to be the year for rerun romances.
Joshua Morrow
January 10, 2005
Big, bad, loud Phyllis, before whom every man, woman and half grown child is expected to quiver and quake with fear.
Eric Braeden
January 17, 2005
After learning whose face was hidden behind the mask of the knight in tarnished armor his daughter hired to ride in and save his company, John nearly expired from ire.
Peter Bergman
January 24, 2005
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. How funny to hear Jack accuse Victor of looking out only for his own interests.
Don Diamont
January 31, 2005
February sweeps can't come soon enough, because many of the current storylines seem to be just another reheat of the same old leftovers.
Melody Thomas Scott
February 7, 2005
Worth the hype?
Looking for a way to remove her husband from Nikki's immediate influence and vicinity, Britt hoped a little spaghetti sauce in a jar might change Marsino's mind about living in the loft.
Eric Braeden
February 14, 2005
More of the same?
Victor has remained mostly true to the character originally created: controlling, ruthless, vindictive and vengeful, winning more than losing.
Kristoff St. John
February 21, 2005
Families in crisis
Crisis: A time of intense difficulty or danger. For certain Genoa City families, that definitely described their current situations this past week.
Peter Bergman
February 28, 2005
The game is far from over
Proving for the one millionth time that he inhabits a world far removed from the reality the rest of us live in, Nick opened his mouth and out slid a slew of nonsensical syllables.
Shemar Moore
March 7, 2005
Who's the daddy?
After huffing, puffing and pushing mightily to finally get her Malcolm idol positioned precisely in the center of a porcelain pedestal, Lily has discovered he has smelly, clay feet.
Melody Thomas Scott
March 14, 2005
To be or not to be?
Though Victor had to feel like a favorite LP that repeatedly sticks in the very same spot, he repeated the same I love you song he's sung for Nikki many, many times before.
Jess Walton
March 21, 2005
Short, but not sweet
Thanks to Mommy Dearest, Jill will no longer get a day's pay for a job rarely done.
Greg Rikaart
March 28, 2005
Busted!
Like Toto did to the man pretending to be the Wizard of Oz, certain citizens had their concealing curtains yanked away, revealing the secrets buried beneath their half-truths and outright lies.
Sharon Case
April 4, 2005
Have we been down this road before?
Because it certainly seems as if Cassie is poised to place her polished toes at the start of the same traumatic trail once taken by the lovely, but silly, Lily Winters.
Jerry Douglas
April 11, 2005
Once upon a time
Although Mother Goose wrote that it was Jack and Jill who trudged up the hill, in the Genoa City book of far fetched fantasies and fractured fairy tales, it was John who came tumbling down.
Christian J. LeBlanc
April 18, 2005
Dissolve...please!
Since Paul and J.T. have so little respect for Michael, why don't they just pack up their cardboard cartons and fly their PI pennant over their own door?
Greg Rikaart
April 25, 2005
Hail the hated hero
If Kevin Fisher is your friend, you might as well stop worrying about any existing enemies. Even when he tries to do a good deed, it manages to backfire on the very one he's hoping to help.
Joshua Morrow
May 2, 2005
Tragedy!
Can it be any more obvious that Cassie is about to meet with some colossal calamity?
Sharon Case
May 9, 2005
Wild goose chases
Hold tight to your sofa cushions, fans; looks like we're about to take another ride in the wrongfully accused excursion coach!
Michael Graziadei
May 16, 2005
The truth will set Daniel free
Although it took until the very last second of the week, the breaking news item was that Cassie finally remembered she was actually behind the wheel.
Christian J. LeBlanc
May 23, 2005
Thumbs up!
What with all the entrances and exits and new older looking faces replacing those that were younger and sweeter, there's not much left to like about the younger set of characters.
Joshua Morrow
May 30, 2005
Flooded by a torrent of tears
Cassie has added her name to the ranks of the Genoa City dearly departed, joining once favorite fictional folks like Ryan McNeil, Tony Viscodi and Phillip Chancellor II.
Sharon Case
June 6, 2005
The sad story continues
As expected, much of the week was consumed with the sad aftermath of Cassie's death.
Christel Khalil
June 13, 2005
Pick up the pace!
Since Nick has chosen to go completely around the bend, Sharon has had no choice but to assume the calm and reasonable role.
Bryton James
June 20, 2005
Three's a crowd
Many fans have labeled Devon a lifelong lamenter, always whimpering about how he feels like a square peg trying to squash himself into a Winters family round hole.
Jeanne Cooper
June 27, 2005
Oops!
Desperate to dislodge the clinging mob monkeys from their bent backs, Brittany and Bobby have concocted a foolproof plan.
Michael Graziadei
July 4, 2005
A long week
The female half of the runaways cruised through most of another week in vacation mentality mode, continuing to have more fun than she's ever had in her short, pampered life.
Christel Khalil
July 11, 2005
The big beach adventure has ended
After a brief foot chase, Nick caught the culprit he's sought so diligently, though thanks to Phyllis, was denied the longed for sensation of his fist smashing into the boy's face.
Christian J. LeBlanc
July 18, 2005
Plots are simmering nicely
In fact, there should be something worth nibbling on for nearly every fan.
Michael Graziadei
July 25, 2005
The plots are boiling over!
It's a given Daniel's not going to prison for a crime he didn't commit, so who will ride in like a white knight to save the day?
Christian J. LeBlanc
August 1, 2005
Evil, thy name is Tom
Despite his shellacked veneer of respectability and civility, it was obvious that hunkered down inside reformed bad boy Michael was a man who could still be roused to rage if the proper pedal was stepped upon.
Eric Braeden
August 8, 2005
She's baaack!
After arriving at Marsinos, Paul's plan apparently consisted of sitting around, twiddling his thumbs, with Victor required to sit beside him twiddling his as well.
Jerry Douglas
August 15, 2005
Goodbye Bobby
What is to become of Mrs. Marsino and son now? Were those really federal agents that came to escort her husband into the witness protection program?
Joshua Morrow
August 22, 2005
Cassie lives on
At least in the tortured, guilt-ridden mind of her adoptive Daddy, if no place else.
Michael Graziadei
August 29, 2005
Guilty! Not guilty?
Oh, what-ev-er! He's not going to jail. So ended the trial of the State vs. Daniel Romalotti.
Greg Rikaart
September 5, 2005
Real or make-believe?
Because his moral and criminal wrongs failed to result in any serious consequences, many fans will never be able to view Kevin through forgiving eyes.
Sharon Case
September 12, 2005
A coffee house for Cassie?
It seems Sharon would like to have things both ways. She wants to move on and not grieve overmuch more for Cassie, yet wants to keep the coffeehouse to keep her alive.
Judith Chapman
September 19, 2005
A tangled web
Apparently the Tomcat was in charge of the Fisher family finances. What else could explain Gloria's inane decision to pay Tom by check instead of in cold, untraceable cash?
Tracey E. Bregman
September 26, 2005
Face to face
Don't bother moving to the edge of your sofa cushion in bated breath anticipation just because it SEEMS an unsuspecting Sheila in all her undisguised glory is about to open her hotel room door to Lauren.
Michelle Stafford
October 3, 2005
Who will win?
With or without Phyllis' superlative cyber surveillance, Seasons must nevertheless march on.
Kristoff St. John
October 10, 2005
Neil who?
Poor Neil. He's left the building and nobody even noticed.
Don Diamont
October 17, 2005
What child is this?
So Abby's not enthused about Daddy dating her sister, huh? Well, wait 'til she's old enough to find out what Mommy was up to nine months before her birth.
Joshua Morrow
October 24, 2005
Welcome back, Nick!
Nick has decided to trade in his doting Daddy flip flops for some kick Brad's butt boots to wade back into the Newman corporate fray.
Tracey E. Bregman
October 31, 2005
The Sheila show
Do Sheila's mutterings of murderous mayhem have to eat up the lion's share of every, single, solitary episode?
Christian J. LeBlanc
November 7, 2005
Intrigue abounds
If Sheila had received a solid slap for every dirty deed she'd committed, there'd be little skin left on her dissatisfied face.
Michelle Stafford
November 14, 2005
Cupid will need plenty of arrows
For a couple of the lovely ladies who live in Genoa City, it's been a darn good hair week.
Sharon Case
November 21, 2005
The home shopping channel
Open your desk copy of Webster's to exhibitionist and look closely. Isn't that a barely clad Sharon posing seductively there while sucking on a dripping piece of fruit?
Don Diamont
November 28, 2005
Happy Thanksgiving
For some of the residents of Genoa City, though the week was short, it didn't necessarily turn out to be all that sweet.
Judith Chapman
December 5, 2005
Blushing bride, or horrified hostage?
Poor Tom, did he oversleep and miss his appointment the day God was distributing brains?
Christian J. LeBlanc
December 12, 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baldwin
With plenty of plots and sub-plots percolating above and below the surface, the wedding week was quite enjoyable.
Tracey E. Bregman
December 19, 2005
A toast to the fans
Week after week, month after month, year after year, late Sunday night, early Monday morning, or at some other time during the week, you make your individual ways to this little corner of cyberspace.
Shemar Moore
December 26, 2005
Genoa City 2005
Part one of a two-part retrospective about the highs and the lows of The Young and the Restless in 2005.

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