Y&R Explodes! • The End Of Jack?!?
A Shocking Discovery! An Ethical Dilemma!
No Matter What Billy Says, “Victoria Isn’t Going To Let Anyone Stand In The Way!”
Lately, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Victor Newman has seemed to turn over a new leaf, choosing family over being the ruthless mogul that everyone has known and feared for so long. But this week, it looks like that vacuum in the business world is being filled by Victoria, who proves that she is definitely her father’s daughter when she gets sneaky to not just beat Jack but annihilate him!
Mariah Becomes A Pawn In The Game!
As the week begins, Victoria is at GC BUZZ with the hope of using some of the show’s footage to put together a promo reel to lure in a potential client for Brash & Sassy. Not surprisingly, Mariah makes her promise to only show
It’s looking like Jack’s involvement with Gloria is going to be as disastrous for him as John’s involvement with her once was.
her client the video privately — not to release it publicly — before allowing Victoria access to her computer, where she shuffles through the files. Alas, the redhead forgot about one particular file — labeled Jabot-clarissa-harassment — which Victoria immediately zeroes in on like a heat-seeking missile!
Curiosity piqued, Victoria quizzes Mariah directly about the video, and when that doesn’t work, she tries to
compliment her journalistic integrity so much that the reporter spills the beans! While Mariah resists such tactics, she underestimates Victoria’s determination to see the video… unaware that when she’s called away that Victoria will take matters into her own hands and download the private file onto her flash drive! “Victoria is already on the defensive because of Jack’s actions, so it’s a fairly easy decision when she discovers the video file!” defends her portrayer, Amelia Heinle. “In the right circumstances, if Victoria is pushed too hard, she pushes back.
“But,” she adds, “anytime Victoria shows some tenacity, she is compared to Victor!”
Billy’s Plan To Defeat Jack!
Billy may shy away from comparing his ex to his former father-in-law (at least to her face!), but when she returns to the office with the stolen video file, he does point out that Victoria isn’t exactly taking the high road in business! Still, Heinle doesn’t believe her alter ego is being harsher than her counterparts in the corporate world. “Jill ran a tight ship when she owned Brash & Sassy, and everyone should expect no
Jack would be wise to read and reread this caption as needed. “Victoria is level-headed,” says her portrayer, “but she’s not a pushover.”
different with Victoria in charge,” she insists. “She’s the boss now, so she needs to be focused and in control. She’s made that very clear to both Billy and Cane!
“I would think,” she goes on, “the audience will appreciate Victoria standing up for herself just like Jill or Lauren would do in the same situation!”
In fact, Jack hasn’t exactly been ethical as he competes against Brash & Sassy. His latest stunt found him attempting to land a deal with a popular hockey team by trashing Billy’s reputation! While Billy vows to fight back against his big brother’s underhanded tactics, he tells Victoria that means going to New York to woo the head of the hockey team — not necessarily by using the stolen JabotClarissa-harassment file!
Clarissa’s Identity Is Revealed!
After debating the ethics of viewing the video file, both Victoria and Billy agree… to table their discussion until later. Instead, they focus on pulling up the legitimate files that Victoria had promised Mariah she’d use for her promotional campaign. Yet a funny thing happens as they work on the package — after viewing the footage from when Victoria was on GC BUZZ, the illegally obtained footage of the Jabot- clarissaHarassment file pop sup and begins playing. And Gloria’ s face is no longer blurred out, as she shares the salacious details of her sexual-harassment complaint!
Previews Heinle: “Billy and Victoria are in complete shock about the accusations against Jack, as well as Clarissa’s true identity!” (Can’t say we blame ’em!)
Decision Time For Victoria!
Still, once the shock subsides, Billy is as tempted as Victoria to use the illegally obtained file against Jack. Of course, Victoria knows that once she opens this particular Pandora’s box, she will not only be breaking her word to Mariah, but she could be destroying Jack… and maybe even Jabot!
For her part, Heinle warns fans not to underestimate her alter ego, because Victoria might not have started the corporate fight with Jack, but she certainly has the strength to finish it… and bury him in the process! “She’s spent a great deal of time and money buying back Brash & Sassy, and she isn’t going to let Jack — or anyone else — stand in the way of her success!”
In other words, maybe Genoa City denizens should stop thinking of Victor as the town’s toughest mogul and start worrying about Victoria!