STAGE SET FOR SHOW­DOWN

Michael and Lau­ren can’t be­lieve Fen’s throw­ing away his le­gal stud­ies for mu­sic!

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Y&R’s Fen de es his par­ents and swaps his le­gal stud­ies to fol­low the bright lights of his dream to make mu­sic!

Kids al­ways end up giv­ing their par­ents more grey hairs than they’d care to think about – but Lau­ren and Michael weren’t ex­pect­ing it so early! Af­ter all, life was treat­ing them kindly with Michael’s law prac­tice flour­ish­ing flour­ish­ing and Lau­ren re­cently be­com­ing a power player at Jabot Cos­met­ics. How­ever, that all changed one night a few weeks ago at drinks at the Genoa City Ath­letic Club when Michael thought he saw their twen­tysome­thing son Fen­more! Lau­ren scoffed – but did a dou­ble take when the young man turned and she shrieked that it was Fen… who was sup­posed to be at col­lege in Ari­zona study­ing law! Sum­moned to his par­ents’ side, Fen (Zach Tinker) was forced to con­fess he’d been strug­gling with law school for months and has now de­cided to drop out to be­come a mu­si­cian! Michael (Chris­tian LeBlanc) scoffed, as­sur­ing his son he could give him enough tu­ition for Fen to keep fol­low­ing in his foot­steps – but the dis­in­ter­est was clear! As­sur­ing Lau­ren (Tracey Breg­man) he wasn’t into drugs as she sus­pected, Fen ex­plained his heart laid with mu­sic, not law. A girl he met in Ari­zona con­vinced him to sing at a lo­cal bar – and he ab­so­lutely loved the ex­pe­ri­ence of play­ing live! In­ter­rupt­ing his fa­ther’s rant, Fen in­sisted he had a plan and a bud­get, and wanted to move back in with them for a while. He also hoped to get signed by the record divi­sion at Hamil­ton-Win­ters. Re­minded of the years she spent singing with Danny Ro­ma­lotti at Fen’s age, Lau­ren told her son they’d dis­cuss his plans at length in due course – for now, she couldn’t voice the fears dredged up in­side her. Mu­sic can be a very dan­ger­ous busi­ness if artists aren’t care­ful, and the last thing she’d want is to see Fen ex­ploited or hurt in a bid to fol­low his dreams. There are other wor­ries, too. If Fen starts as­so­ci­at­ing with Hamil­ton-Win­ters, he could be en­twined in Devon’s (Bry­ton James) cur­rent down­ward spi­ral. On the verge of a grief-in­duced break­down over wife Hi­lary’s death, Devon re­cently had drugs in his apart­ment, which may prove tempt­ing for a young rocker. On the bright side, be­ing in Hamil­ton-Win­ters’ or­bit could also ex­pose Fen to fel­low singer and re­cent Genoa City re­turnee Ana (Loren Lott), who may be in­ter­ested in mak­ing more than beau­ti­ful mu­sic with her fel­low young artist... What­ever hap­pens to Fen next, one thing is clear: he’s not go­ing to let his par­ents talk him out of rock­ing and rolling!

SONG IN HIS HEART Fen (Zach Tinker) just wants to make mu­sic

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