June 26, 2008By Lynn Leahey Posted: Jun 26, 2008
One of the knocks against soaps is that kids are largely forgotten when they're not serving storylines about paternity disputes or custody battles. But Y&R does a better job than most soaps of acknowledging that parents don't just forget about their children when they're not in the line of vision. On today's show, Nick, Phyllis, Sharon and Jack were arguing over whether Amber should serve as Restless Style's online rep, when Nick tried to diffuse the tension by asking if anyone had anything to add to Noah's camp care package. Now maybe it's because I just dropped my daughter off at camp yesterday, but I appreciated the mention. Jack retrieved extra batteries he'd picked up for his stepson (for flashlights and water fans if you're wondering), and the small moment made it clear that Noah may be gone for the summer, but he's not forgotten.