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The week before the Abby-Chance wedding, the Young and the Restless featured a Thanksgiving where most of the inner family tensions were alluded to.

Between Jack and Billy, without a job Jack is concerned about Billy’s place in the world and a temptation to gamble.

Between Nate and Devon, Elena, Lily, Amanda and Lola have place their concerns.

Regarding the healing of Sharon, Nick, Faith and Mariah try their best to reinvent life as normal, meaning, life before and after Sharon’s dealing and beating the most evil disease on earth.

Kyle and Summer are in love thus confused by infatuation definition.

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Nikki and Victor are the duke and duchess of Genoa City and had a fine Thanksgiving with their only issue being that of Adam’s involuntary stay at a psychiatric home in order he finally deal with his childhood trauma that has been holding back his potential for kindness in his good works.

Rey Rosales and Phyllis Summers, each content with partners Sharon and Nick respectively, round out members of non-married Genoa City society as key characters in their own right yet *also* key in weaving together the tapestry of storylines necessary for the daily one-hour daytime serial drama that the Young and the Restless is, on this 48th episode of the 48th year of the fantastic ‘mirror to American society’ that the program has become.

In 500 years when people want to know how people lived in 2021, they won’t be looking at the marching around the election. They will be looking at the art created with plots about ordinary people living ordinary lives.

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Where does the Machiavelli statement about “dealing out severities all at once” versus “giving out benefits slowly” apply to this episode?

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I included the idea because Devon, upon being betrayed by two people, both of whom he gave out benefits slowly, dealt his reaction with a sudden harshness.  Many would say, “How very un-Devon! He should be quick to forgive, he has made mistakes himself.”

This “nice-guy” Devon was being kinder by dealing his responses swiftly, harshly and directly.  The alternative is the Billy Abbott personality flaw: instead of confronting the person or people with whom he wants to settle an issue or right a wrong, he sneaks around, takes his time, uses secret surveillance, lowering himself beneath the person he even went after, as Adam is more sympathetic at this point than Billy.

Devon is a true adult.  he was not going to sneak around and sabatoge with Dr. Nate Hastings or live-in partner Dr. Elena Dawson slowly, drawing out pain for a woman he loved with all his heart, a cousin he trusted with all his mind, and a free-clinic completed with the two that helped the most in need of that health care, feeding Devon’s spirit.

/matherton horowitz/