The Young & The Restless
As the summer temperatures heat up, so, too, will the lives of Genoa City residents! In fact, Y& R fans can expect more romantic twists and turns, triangles and entanglements than ever before! Here’s executive producer Mal Young with the lowdown!
Victoria Vs. Phyllis!
Viewers need to brace themselves because there’s going to be “a major tugof- war between Victoria and Phyllis, with Billy caught in between!” declares Young. “Phyllis is the woman who gives Billy an emotional high and makes him feel like he’s able to be himself. But Victoria is a picture of stability and family for Billy. A crisis at Brash & Sassy will force Billy further into Victoria’s orbit, which she may use to her advantage. The beauty of this triangle is the equal rooting power on both sides.” In other words, all bets are off on which woman won’t be sleeping alone at night!
Victor Comes Roaring Back!
If there’s one thing that viewers know about The Mustache, it’s that he doesn’t accept defeat on any level! “Victoria, Nikki and Nick are still wary when it comes to letting Victor back in their lives — in their eyes, he has done the unforgivable and no longer deserves to be in control of the Newman clan,” says Young. “Victor, however, never gives up easily and is planning on regaining control of his family — no matter what it takes!” Will that include more bribery or bullying… or a little bit of both?
Secrets Ticking Like Bombs!
Even as Chelsea and Nick become closer during the hunt for Chloe (see Cover Story, page 24), they both are keeping secrets that have the potential to sideline their relationship! “We know what they say about the path of true love, so Chelsea and Nick will see their fair share of troubles!” chuckles Young. “Nick knows that he can’t be completely honest with Chelsea about Victor and his involvement in Adam’s death, and this
makes connecting to her extremely difficult. [ The secret] will cause a major wrinkle in their relationship as Nick attempts to hide Victor’s involvement with Chloe!” Of course, Chelsea has a secret of her own, knowing that Nick’s son, Christian, isn’t really his! Could the truth set these lovebirds free to truly connect with each other… or could it set them free from each other?
Kevin Turns To The Dark Side!
“Kevin is definitely going through a tough time right now as he adjusts not only to fatherhood but also to being a single parent,” previews the exec. “He loves Bella and was already prepared to take her on as his daughter, but doing it without Chloe and with the knowledge that Chloe killed Adam makes his newfound fatherhood extremely difficult! Kevin will find himself forced into a situation where he will need to unleash his inner bad boy we all know so well!” Of course, when Kevin has gone dark in the past, people often ended up hurt!
Will Abby Steal Sharon’s Man?
After years of loving and losing — and occasionally going crazy — Sharon appears to have found something more solid and steady with Scott. “[They] are in a relationship where neither of them feels pressured to move too quickly,” teases Young. “Sharon enjoys the mystery around Scott, and Scott enjoys that Sharon is so receptive to his unique personality.” Sharon may offer Scott a nice reprieve, because at work, he’s locking horns with Abby as they compete! “They both appear to loathe one another deeply, with nothing in common. But we know what they say about how opposites attract… However, Abby’s attentions are diverted somewhat when she gets involved in an exciting new startup company and its extremely good-looking founder!”
The Abbott Family Explodes!
The Abbott family will be in an uproar as Jack and Ashley adjust to the shock of Dina being back in their lives after such a long absence! “This unfinished business affects all the (section continues)
Abbotts, including Traci,” previews Young. “And it will cause them to confront the skeletons in their closet in a classic and emotional family stor y!” Across town, Cane also must deal with his more recently buried skeletons. “He is extremely regretful for his night with Juliet in Tokyo, but he is tr ying to keep his mind on business and staying one step ahead of Billy at Brash & Sassy. However, his r uthlessness will cause him to make a rash decision at work that will have a damaging domino effect on his personal life!”
Will Hilary Get Devon Back?
“Hilary and Devon will always be emotionally connected to each other, but the two are attempting to move on and pursue other relationships,” shares Young. Still, it’s not easy for the other people in their lives to see the exes’ chemistry! “Mariah enjoys dating Devon… but she notices the deep connection he still shares with Hilar y and begins to doubt the strength of their relationship.” Hilary may be having better luck with Jordan! “She enjoys that he is far from a pushover and is able to call her bluff and challenge her need to control others!” Does that mean that Hevon is really over? Or is the supercouple merely taking a break? (section continues)