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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 2017 calendar year.

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January 2, 2017
In a soapiverse far, far away, it was the best of times and the worst of times as Genoa City's first families rang in a new year and our Two Scoops scribe reflected on what went right and what went wrong in 2016.
January 9, 2017
After Hilary was going, going after Mariah on live TV, had she gone too far and unintentionally caused the smashing of Devon's trust -- and of her spanking new yellow sports car? The highest bidder doesn't always win in this week's Two Scoops.
January 16, 2017
In a soapiverse far, far away, a handsome amnesiac prince had memories of a chariot crash while a princelet-in-waiting sought answers from a man-child. Elsewhere in the kingdom, folks read all about it in Two Scoops.
January 23, 2017
Superhero Dylan shed his cape to create a new undercover agent image for his secret mission. But will the seductive cloaks and daggers game with a sensuous spy end up destroying his marriage? There's more going on under the covers than Dylan's image in Two Scoops.
January 30, 2017
In a soapiverse far, far away, one intrepid hero got an 'It's only a soap!' send-off while a selfish princess got the kiss-off from her prince. Read all about it in this week's Two Scoops.
February 6, 2017
Sharon felt isolated and alone after Dylan bid her farewell. Will her hero save the day and rescue her from her self-imposed emotional island, or was she destined to go coco-nuts? There's no subliminal, bottled-up message floating around in this week's Two Scoops.
February 13, 2017
In a soapiverse kingdom far, far away, one queen sat in her counting house, plotting revenge, while the king of another had a twisted tryst with his step-mommie dearest. Hear ye, hear ye in this week's Two Scoops.
February 20, 2017
How do you mend Jill's broken heart?
February 27, 2017
Jack and Jill went up the hill to make a deal for Fenmore's. Jack lost ground and fooled around while Colin stole dough and Jill had a heart attack after. Hear ye, hear ye! Read all about it in this week's Two Scoops.
March 6, 2017
Katherine's mysterious, long-lost music box returned, along with her cryptic message of a hidden treasure. Did the riches from the box redeem Colin, or did he confiscate the lost fortune for himself? Has Colin finally learned his lesson and the truth about his love for Jill?
March 13, 2017
Crown prince Nick made love to his deceased brother's wife. Elsewhere in the kingdom, a journalist returned from the wars, a billionaire signed divorce papers, and Princess Victoria's son stunned the Underground crowd with his talent. Hear ye, hear ye, in this week's Two Scoops.
March 20, 2017
Lily didn't exactly smile when an obsessed fan forced her to pose for a picture with him. Why was Lily, a Brash & Sassy spokesmodel, more of a target for a stalker than GC Buzz on-air celebrities Hilary and Mariah? It's a case of being 'close-up' and way too personal in Two Scoops.
March 27, 2017
Princess Victoria took it personally when the king of a rival realm tried to steal a deal. Elsewhere Prince Nick puzzled out a conundrum, and billionaire Devon contemplated life after Hilary. Hear ye, hear ye, in this week's Two Scoops.
April 3, 2017
Chloe's delusions gave her a false sense of security, thinking she could live a normal life as Kevin's wife. Will Chloe's Adam bombshell cause Chelsea's entire world to explode into a million pieces, as the cabin did? Confusion over Chloe's return lurks in Two Scoops.
April 10, 2017
A murderous bride was outed and fled her wedding. Crown Prince Nick then tracked her to a remote rendezvous with his father, King Victor. Hear ye, hear ye, the bride is unveiled in this week's Two Scoops.
April 17, 2017
While Nick tried to put 'a nick' in Chloe's travel plans, Victor intended for her escape to come to a screeching halt. But did Victor really believe he was an unintentional accessory to the death of his own son? Fingers are being pointed as to who's really to blame, all in Two Scoops.
April 24, 2017
Despite attempts to the contrary, Crown Prince Nick, Queen Nikki, and Princess Victoria convinced King Victor's archenemy that all was not well within the Newman stronghold. Hear ye, hear ye, as secrets begin and end in this week's Two Scoops.
May 1, 2017
While Nick tried to put 'a nick' in Chloe's travel plans, Victor intended for her escape to come to a screeching halt. But did Victor really believe he was an unintentional accessory to the death of his own son? Fingers are being pointed as to who's really to blame, all in Two Scoops.
May 8, 2017
The Victator returned but was banished to the guest cottage. Nikki returned to the stage, but not as a stripper. Phyllis and Billy officially became Philly when they were caught kissing. Hear ye, hear ye, as we discuss the new normal in this week's Two Scoops.
May 15, 2017
Mariah's catfight with Hilary left her with ripped clothes and an ugly scratch but without a bruised ego. Will Hilary's insinuations leave the redhead feeling like she's playing Devon's heartstrings with an inferior catgut? There's a lot of hissing and growling but not much purring going on in Two Scoops.
May 22, 2017
Jealous Prince Cane was willing to tank Brash & Sassy to get his revenge on Billy, just because Billy had Queen Victoria's ear. As added bonuses, Cane hurt Victoria's bottom line, and he may have irreparably damaged Lily's burgeoning career. Hear ye, hear ye, as we discuss sweet revenge in this week's Two Scoops.
May 29, 2017
Cane's plot of revenge put Billy's rear on the line but could also send Lily's career as the face of Brash & Sassy into a tailspin. Plus, Cane and Juliet's secret fell into the wrong hands -- and ears. Does Cane have a problem with his looks, since he seemed determined to cut off his nose to spite his face?
June 5, 2017
Ashley looked for answers about Dina. Nick and Chelsea unraveled the tangle that surrounded Chloe's disappearance, but is Chloe really dead? Hilary happened on a tangled tale about Cane's Tokyo tryst and is determined to devastate Lily with it. Hear ye, hear ye in this week's Two Scoops.
June 12, 2017
Chloe seemed to have found a permanent solution to a not-so-temporary problem. Has the final nail in the coffin been pounded in for her future in Genoa City? Or is there still a chance for Kevin and Chloe to go walking off into her psychedelic sunset? I say farewell to Kevin and Chloe in Two Scoops.
June 19, 2017
Cane is in a world of hurts, now that his lies are about to catch up with him. Chloe is alive, and Kevin has found her. Phyllis and Billy move in together, but Victoria is not moving on. Sharon has a moment of happiness, but will it last? Find out in this week's Two Scoops.
June 26, 2017
Did Hilary's sudden about-face disgust Jordan and captivate Devon? Was a false face concealing Graham's greedy intentions for Dina? Did Nikki put on a brave face to cover her stress and fears over performing in a potentially disastrous concert? Appearances can be everything in Two Scoops.
July 3, 2017
That Juliet's pregnancy is Soap Opera 101 is not surprising, but what Hilary is willing to do to win back Devon is a master class in backstabbing and treachery. Find out who's doing what to whom in this week's Two Scoops.
July 10, 2017
Did Nick's “Outburst” against Scott match the brilliance of the fireworks? Judging by Devon's glares at Hilary, was he just playing “charades” with Mariah and her heart? Did Kevin's car and his dreams of a life with Chloe go “Kaboom” on a deserted road? It's more than tiddlywinks in Two Scoops.
July 17, 2017
Cane had to face the music while Nick tried to stop the music. Neither got what he wanted. Finally, a gala in Genoa City that didn't end with a major disaster. Find out who walked the red carpet and who stayed home in this week's Two Scoops.
July 24, 2017
It wasn't hard for Nick to say, 'I'm sorry,' as he doled out apologies to his mother, his son, and his sister. Billy, on the other hand, still refused to accept responsibility for any of his wrongdoings. Can Billy ever quit blaming others so he can have a happy and fulfilling life? It's all a balancing act in Two Scoops.
July 31, 2017
It's choose your cliché week for Cane, who has already lost his job and now has a sleazy photographer on his back, demanding cash for silence. Nick also needs some do re mi to finance a venture with Noah. Follow the money in this week's Two Scoops.
August 7, 2017
Cane finally had to spill his guts, but it was almost like pulling teeth. Now that the holier-than-thou Billy has destroyed him, can the character of Cane ever be redeemed? Or will Mr. Ashby be forever doomed to the Sharon Syndrome? It's a yea or a nay for the head writing regime switcheroo in Two Scoops.
August 14, 2017
It was do-si-do week as romantic alliances began and ended. Nikki separated from Victor and turned to Jack. Lily sent Cane packing and cried on Jordan's shoulder. Find out what love's got to do with it in this week's Two Scoops.
August 21, 2017
While Victor and Nick were doing their own interpretation of the Hatfields and McCoys (or in their case, the Hatfields and the Hatfields,) Reed and Mattie became a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet. Will love conquer all, or will the resentment build? It's a shootout in this week's Family Feud...I mean Two Scoops.
August 28, 2017
Faith is smack-dab in the middle of a family slap down, caught in a triangle between Nick and Victor. Noah, Tessa, Devon, and Mariah are more square than triangle -- and Hilary makes it a pentagon. Take the shape of Genoa City's geometry in this week's Two Scoops.
September 4, 2017
Zack and Alice Johnson proved to be co-conspirators holding Crystal, a.k.a. Rainbow Girl, against her will. As the police investigation stalled, crime fighting fell to Scott and Sharon as they zoomed in on Alice. We'll discuss the guardians of GC's galaxy in this week's Two Scoops.
September 11, 2017
Good humor was in short supply as Nick, Sharon, Scott, Tessa, and Mariah tackled the mystery of Alice. Mattie was humorless about Cane's interference in her budding relationship with Reed, and Devon found no humor in Jordan's response to questions about Lily. Read all about it in this week's Two Scoops.
September 18, 2017
Ashley found a clue in Graham's room, and Graham found Ashley. Both Jack and Billy chafed under Dina's scathing assessments of their chosen companions. Conflict escalated between Victoria and Cane. Read more about family strife in this week's Two Scoops.
September 25, 2017
As autumn descends upon Genoa City, it's time for a fresh perspective of the storylines, the romance, and the drama taking place on-screen. It's a look at what's working, what's not working, and how things can be tweaked. Oh, and there's also a dollop of a Newman that's not a Newman, all in this week's special Two Scoops.
September 11, 2017
Billy's relationship with Phyllis has always been a whirlwind, while with Victoria, he always seems to stand on more solid ground. But will the former Red's passion flame out, also, once she learns of Billy's corporate deceit? And big black clouds continue to form over Cane and Lily's marriage. All this and more in Two Scoops.
October 9, 2017
Jack was ready when Billy's hack triggered alarms in the Jabot server. Victoria continued to ignore the ringing in her ears while Juliet heard wedding bells. Find out who was the belle of the ball in this week's Two Scoops.
October 16, 2017
Her passionate lover's deceit left the fiery Phyllis fuming. Can Phyllis get past Billy's choosing Victoria over her professionally and his getting even with Jack over her personally? And will Nick be able to wash his hands permanently of his father? It's all about lies, loyalty, and a sanitizer in Two Scoops.
October 23, 2017
Hilary was all honey and sweetness with Victoria but took a more vinegary approach to Lily. Find out who used what on whom in this week's Two Scoops.
October 30, 2017
Phyllis exploded as Billy's scheme to destroy Jack, and the family business blew up in his face. Abby feared she was no longer entitled to the Abbott family name after Dina's big reveal. poisoned face masks and hijacked dating apps could decimate the Newmans. Blood is not always thicker than water in Two Scoops.
November 6, 2017
A Halloween fire at The Underground brought two families together. Billy was a hero, but Victoria fired him anyway. Find out who got fired up in this week's Two Scoops.
November 13, 2017
Everyone accuses Bill of trying to kill Liam and Sally, but Liam is responsible for doing the hokey pokey with a wired building and tongue slapping with Sally while his wife tried to rescue him, this week on B&B.
November 20, 2017
...to Zack's motel we go. Don't call Paul or charge your phone or let your loved ones know-oh! Scott and Abby aren't the only Genoa City residents who aren't out of the woods yet. Find out who else might be going up the river in this week's Two Scoops.
November 27, 2017
Jack was less than thankful at the prospect of possibly sending his mother to an Alzheimer's facility. Was Scott a bigger turkey than the bird on the Newman Thanksgiving dinner table? Did Victoria serve Abby her just deserts for her part in the sex ring scandal? It's a holiday feast with all the trimmings in Two Scoops.
December 4, 2017
Ashley took over as C.E.O. while Jack stayed home to care for Dina, decorate the tree, and make holidays memories with mom. Nick and Chelsea selected ornaments, and Victor scheduled a tree-lighting event. Find out who else had the Christmas spirit in this week's Two Scoops.
December 11, 2017
Was there a reason only one young child attended Victor's grand decorating gala? Cane and Lily grew closer as they waited to see if Cane's son would survive his first holiday season. Jack wished to make the last Christmas that Dina might remember festive. Let's jingle those bells and deck the halls in Two Scoops.
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