On The Young and the Restless, Phyllis cannot stop talking about how much she’s changed. She told Summer. She told Michael. Phyllis and even told Jack.
She told Daniel. She even told Danny, the one least likely to believe it. As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting elongated shadows across Genoa City, a sense of transformation lingered in the air—a metamorphosis promised but doubted.
Summer’s Skepticism and Allegiance
Phyllis, a figure known for her tempestuous past, stood amidst the twilight, her words echoing through the corridors of uncertainty.
Yet, despite her fervent proclamations of change, skepticism lingered like a silent fog, settling upon the minds of viewers entrenched before their screens.
In the quietude of her soliloquy, Phyllis championed an altered identity—a kindler, gentler version of herself—a narrative repeated to kin and confidants alike.
She claimed to have shed her former self, embracing a path akin to those who had evolved before her—Lauren, Michael, and even Jack.
However, as her promises weaved a tapestry of intentions, an underlying truth remained elusive, evading not only the watchers but, crucially, the very essence of Phyllis herself. No, that’s not exactly true.
The ones who believe it even less are the viewers, who are sitting in front of our TV (computer screens, phones), listening to Phyllis froth at the mouth, beat her breast, and scream about how she’s a kindlier, gentler person.
Diane Uncovering Two Faces
Is there any chance at all that this might happen? Not that Phyllis does not have role models in her immediate vicinity. Lauren outgrew her wicked, wicked ways.
So did Michael. Heck, Jack believes that Diane changed—even if Phyllis doesn’t. So, she could follow in their footsteps.
Instead of just demanding to know why no one believes her, Phyllis promises she’ll straighten up and fly right. Just as soon as the world is exactly the way she needs it to be.
First, Phyllis needs to reunite Daniel and Heather. Oh, and get Lucy to adore her. Then she needs to get Chance away from Sharon and make him Summer’s main man.
Then, as soon as Diane has been exposed as the two-faced bitch she so obviously is, Phyllis promises to never scheme again. Scout’s honor. Danny knows it.
Her kids know it. And, most importantly, Phyllis knows it. This is all a charade. Maybe for her family.
Maybe for herself. But it’s not going anywhere. It is best if everyone accepts that as soon as possible.