By Joshua

The Young and the Restless is always putting great stories in effect, but this Masquerade Ball might be the highlight of the year.

The thing I like most is how it pulls together many stories with many crazy people.

First we have Adam Wilson (Michael Muhney), who concocted the Big Baby Switch of ’09, married the woman who’s child he stole, tried to make the other mother crazy and ruined the lives of his family and wife.

He was kidnapped by a bunch of people (Jack, Victor, Billy, Victoria, Ashley, Nick, Phyllis, Sharon and a few others) and was forced to confess his crazy plot.

Then, he was arrested and sent to the hospital for an evaluation of his mental state.

Which brings us to story number two.

Crazy Patty (Stacy Haiduk) was infatuated with Jack, but she was committed to a hospital before she could marry the man of her dreams.

So who marries him instead? Her psychologist (who has the same face thanks to plastic surgery).

Crazy Patty was able to knock out Dr. Emily Peterson (also played by Haiduk), bleach her hair and dye her own (the hair color was the only difference), and switch places in time for the Valentine’s Day wedding.

Jack (Peter Bergman) doesn’t have a clue (that’s what happens when you marry someone you’ve known for a month).

Adam got wise to Patty and blackmailed her to help him escape during the ball. Meanwhile, the people who kidnapped him and forced him to confessed were told that they were under investigation for the kidnapping.

And everyone’s at the ball.

The third story that converges?

Well, anyone who watches Y&R knows about Daisy (Yvonne Zima) and Ryder (Wilson Bethel), who have been trying to hurt Lauren (Tracey Bregman) for their mother. Lauren JUST got wise as the gruesome twosome were arrested.

But Mama Bear bailed them out (who Mama Bear is is still a mystery), and they donned masks for the Ball.

As last Friday’s cliffhanger culminated, Adam was holding baby Faith as Sharon walked in, and a masked Mama Bear was standing right behind Lauren in her private room.

And after a day of not much on the Lauren or Patty front, and everyone looking for Adam in the Genoa City Athletic Club, the whole place exploded, and a burnt body was found.

Chance (John Driscoll) has said that the burnt remains are Adam’s, but is it true? Is Adam really dead?

I’m no psychic, but this fallout on The Young and the Restless is sure to be great!

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