Could Hilary’s stunt destroy Nick and Chelsea’s relationship?
Talk about unintended consequences! This week on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Chelsea is horrified when she finds herself unwittingly embroiled in Hilary’s revenge plot against her exlover, Jordan, with all the gory details of the former grifters’ past getting exposed on THE HILARY HOUR! For the fashionista, it’s a one-two punch, first having her less- than- honorable histor y revealed for everyone to see, then having to deal with Nick’s shocking reaction!
Chelsea’s Worst Nightmare!
As the war between Hilar y and Jordan heats up, Chelsea “doesn’t think it’s her problem,” admits Melissa Claire Egan, who plays the reformed con artist. “But hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And Hilary is scorned! She is really peeved at Jordan, so in order to take him down, she goes after his past! And who’s attached to his past? Chelsea! Hilary has no qualms about taking them both down!”
While Chelsea has never actually hidden her past as a scam artist — indeed, she came to Genoa City attempting to extort money from Billy by using their unborn child — she’s
worked hard to overcome those days. “Chelsea has been open; she has said, ‘I’ve got a checkered past. I was not a great person growing up. My mother, Anita, taught me con jobs from the day I was born!’” shares Egan. “But when you see it firsthand, [it’s different]… Hilary dug up photos and victims of Chelsea and Jordan’s!
“Chelsea and Jordan are watching in the room where Hilary is airing the episode, and they’re like, ‘No, no, no!’” she continues with a laugh. “Chelsea is a mom now. She’s a businesswoman. This is not good to have her past all of a sudden brought back to the surface to smack her right in the face! On a side note, though, this was so much fun to shoot! It’s really cool that [ executive producer/headwriter] Mal Young and the writers have dug into specifics of Chelsea’s past. Bad for Chelsea, but it’s really fun to play and will be fun for fans to watch!”
Nick’s Rude Awakening!
Unfortunately, Nick happens to be watching THE HILARY HOUR when
the gossip queen gleefully unveils all of Chelsea and Jordan’s duplicitous dealings for her audience. And despite knowing about his sweetheart’s criminal record, the segment is still an eyeopener for Nick! In fact, he can’t quite contain his shock and dismay when Chelsea asks him if he wants to talk about what he saw on Hilary’s show!
Even though she opened the door for a discussion, Chelsea is still unprepared when the hunk blasts her over what he just watched! “He’s like, ‘ Do I even know you?’” teases Egan, who says her alter ego is “very hurt and upset over his reaction! Chelsea is like, ‘I’ve been very open with you and the entire town about my past! I’m embarrassed by it, but I’ve changed my entire being to be a better person, to be a mom, a businesswoman. I work hard and no longer con people for my riches!’ So she’s really hurt by everything he says!”
Chelsea also thinks that Nick’s fingerpointing is… well, a tad hypocritical! “She says, ‘Excuse me, Nicholas, let’s be honest. Your biography is hardly pristine!’” Egan previews. “Which is true! Nick has made plenty of mistakes” over the years.
Unfortunately, it’s the fashionista’s dirty laundry that has just been aired on national TV! “You can’t un-see it,” sighs the actress. “Hilary interviews a woman who speaks about how Chelsea and Jordan conned her. It’s things like that which make it more real for Nick. He’s very disappointed and affected by it, and that makes Chelsea feel bad!”
The Beginning Of The End?
It also makes Chelsea question whether Nick is the man for her! “They both thought that they were on really solid ground as a couple, but then this one little bump happens, and it suddenly causes these problems between them,” Egan laments, shaking her head. “How strong are they really as a couple? If this one [thing] —- which Nick already knew about — is going to be such a big issue, what other issues could come up down the line in their relationship, where he won’t be there to support her?
“The whole thing scares Chelsea, because it shows a crack in their relationship,” she continues. “And one crack can lead to a fracture!”
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The picture Hilary paints of Chelsea causes Nick to see his girlfriend in a new, unflattering light.
To Hilary, Chelsea is just collateral damage. The vixen was trying to hurt Jordan; if Chelsea got hurt in the process, Hilary doesn’t much care.
Chelsea and Nick appear to be headed for — and this may be an understatement — a rough patch.