The Young & The Restless
Jack’s Life Was Turned Completely Upside-down!
Jack and Ashley engaged in their very own GAME OF THRONES, with her ousting her sibling at Jabot with the help of Kyle’s proxy vote! Yet before she could sit in the CEO chair, Jack revealed that he’d inserted a blood-abbott clause into the company’s bylaws which disqualified her for the top slot! Despite their animosity, Jack and Ashley united to fight Graham for custody of Dina, who’d slipped further into the fog of Alzheimer’s. Graham’s attempt to kill Dina (and frame Ashley) went awry when instead, he wound up dead! For a nanosecond, Ashley was charged with his murder before being exonerated. After Victor hired Ashley at Newman, Jack and Victoria worked together to frame Ash for corporate espionage. It worked, with Victor firing his ex. Ashley threatened to sue, and The Mustache realized that he’d been duped. In response, Victor rehired Ashley and demoted his own daughter! Kyle aligned himself with Victor. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, Jack then found out he wasn’t actually John Abbott’s son! The revelation launched Jack on a quest to find his biological father, with potential pops including Phillip Chancellor and Albert Miller — Victor’s dad! Eventually, Ashley admitted the whole paternity scandal was a ruse she’d cooked up to punish Jack for the crappy way he’d treated her. On the outs from her clan, Ashley left town. But she wasn’t empty-handed — she took all the patents she’d developed at Jabot, leaving the company in a shaky position!
Nikki Killed J.T.!
Christine and Paul brought J.T. to town to investigate Victor’s corporate shenanigans. When J.T. told son Reed that he and Mac were divorcing, the young man promptly got a DUI. J.T. stayed in Genoa City to deal with his son, eventually reuniting with Victoria. Alas, J.T. began abusing his ex-wife, both emotionally and physically! J.T. snuck onto the ranch to try and find incriminating evidence against Victor. When The Mustache caught him snooping, J.T. pushed his former father-in-law down the stairs! Victor lapsed into a coma, but, fearing his recovery, J.T. tried to kill the billionaire again. Instead of dying, Victor woke up! J.T. whisked away Victoria and the kids to Hawaii, hoping to start a new life. When she realized he had no plans to return to Genoa City, Victoria packed up the kids and went home… where she learned her dad had pointed the finger at J.T. as his would-be killer! J.T. skipped town but later reappeared to attack Victoria during a girls’-night party! Finding her daughter being abused by J.T. prompted Nikki to pick up a fireplace poker and bash him over the head! Fearing they’d be arrested for his murder, Nikki, Victoria, Sharon and Phyllis buried J.T. in Chancellor Park and made a pact never to tell! Upset over his MIA dad, Reed left for boarding school. The bickering ladies tried to put J.T. behind them but feared Genoa City’s newest detective, Rey, would learn the truth. Rey had his eye on Sharon — both as a suspect in J.T.’S disappearance and as a flirtmate!
Nick Turned Ruthless!
Nick and Chelsea’s relationship hit a huge bump when he found a pile of cash hidden in the penthouse’s vents. He assumed Adam had stashed the loot, unaware that Chelsea had returned to her con-artist ways and was ripping off Fenmore customers! Phyllis suspected the fashionista, prompting Chelsea to warn her to back off or else she’d tell Nick that Christian was really Adam’s son! Feeling cornered, Chelsea grabbed her son and hightailed it out of town! Eventually, Sharon told Nick the truth about Christian. Although upset, Nick vowed to raise the boy as his own. Meanwhile, Sharon’s relationship with Scott eventually imploded after he slept with Abby when she realized her boyfriend, Zack, was evil and… well, a sex trafficker! Scott left town after Sharon kicked him out and Abby rebuffed him! Sharon invited Nick and Christian to move into the tack house. Their relationship was platonic, then morphed into a friends-with-benefits situation before becoming a full-blown love affair. Victor tried bending Nick to his will and, when that failed, threatened to take custody of Christian! Although Nick won custody, the situation left him so enraged at his dad that he secretly released damaging info against him and Newman Enterprises, and terrorized the town while posing as the missing J.T.! After peeling back the J.T. mask — literally — Nick revealed that he was the owner of Dark Horse! On a more positive note, Nick popped the question to Sharon. On a less positive note, their wedding was derailed when Sharon learned about Nick’s one-nighter with Phyllis!
Billy Got Burned!
Jill briefly considered selling Chancellor but then put Billy and Cane in charge. When Jack was ousted from Jabot as a non-abbott, Billy left Chancellor for Jabot, promising to overturn the blood-abbott clause. Unfortunately for Jack and Ashley, being the boss went to Billy’s head, and he decided to stick around! Meanwhile, Summer returned as a sexually aggressive free-spirit who zeroed in on her mom’s beau, Billy! Hoping to topple his uncle from his powerful perch — and take down Billy a notch in ex-girlfriend Summer’s eyes — Kyle lured Billy back into gambling, which meant embezzling from Jabot when he hit a losing streak! Annoyed that Phyllis wasn’t more supportive of his gambling, Billy broke off their relationship. Upset, Phyllis had a one-nighter with Nick but the next day reconciled with Billy. Summer upped her pursuit of Billy, which further ticked off her mom! At Jabot, Ashley
finally managed to oust Billy because of his embezzlement! Billy’s downward spiral continued when he learned that Phyllis had slept with Nick. In retaliation, Billy slept with Summer… and then took himself off to rehab! Upon returning, the hunk shot down Summer’s dream of a “happily ever after” and struck back at Phyllis by letting her know about his onenight stand with her daughter! Phyllis got the last laugh, however, when she managed to become the new CEO of Jabot!
Hilary Died In Devon’s Arms!
Cane and Lily started the year estranged because of the Aussie’s one-nighter with the late Juliet. But by Valentine’s Day, they had reconciled. Still, Lily had trouble bonding with Cane’s love child, Sam. Oddly, Hilary bonded with the babe, which started her own biological clock ticking! The beauty sold GC BUZZ back to Devon to pay for her in-vitro fertilization treatments but eventually asked Devon for his sperm! He agreed but only if he could co- parent with his ex. Alas, their relationship imploded when Devon discovered Hilary had kept secret Juliet’s confession that Cane hadn’t actually sexually harassed her! A repentant Hilary apologized and eventually impressed Devon when she mentored troubled teen Shauna. In fact, he was so impressed that he again agreed to have a child with Hilary. Not surprisingly, Lily was furious about the possibility and sabotaged Hilary’s every effort to get pregnant. But her scheme backfired when Devon ended up impregnating Hilary the old-fashioned way! Devon invited her to live with him — but as co-parents, not lovers! Meanwhile, Hilary and Lily clashed over Shauna’s relationship with Charlie, with Lily blowing a gasket when she caught the teens in Charlie’s bedroom. Hilary invited Shauna to live with her and Devon… which initially caused friction but didn’t stop Hilary and Devon from declaring their love for each other. Tragedy struck when Lily ran a red light while arguing with Hilary, and a truck plowed into them. Nate told Devon that Hilary’s injuries would prove fatal, prompting him to marry his true love in a tearful ceremony that ended with her dying in his arms! Devon’s grief turned to rage when Shauna revealed that Lily had caused the accident by running a red light. A guilt-ridden Lily turned herself in, and, thanks to Devon’s last-minute plea for leniency, was sent to prison only for a year!
In Other News…
Acknowledging her bisexuality, Mariah grew closer to Tessa. Upset over losing his girlfriend to his sister, Noah lashed out before moving to Mumbai! Alas, the relationship between the ladies hit a major roadblock when Mariah busted Tessa for stealing her diary to write a song! With Kyle’s help, Mariah and Tessa eventually reconciled. Later, Tessa left town to smuggle her sister, Crystal, into Canada. Mariah was thrilled when her girlfriend returned, but suspicions arose when Tessa began hitting up everyone for money, claiming she needed to pay off the smugglers! Needing quick cash, Tessa blackmailed Victoria, Nikki, Sharon and Phyllis… which eventually blew up her relationship with Mariah! Tessa wasn’t the only blackmailer in town — Victor coerced Nikki into staying married after learning she’d stolen money from him to buy Chancellor Park. The couple opted for an open marriage, with Nikki taking up with hunky Arturo. Eventually Nikki and Victor returned to a traditional marriage, but she got jealous when her young lover moved on with Abby! Despite that, Abby and Arturo’s relationship deepened, with her new beau introducing her to his volatile family, including big brother Rey and little sister, Lola — who caught the eye of Kyle! (section continues)
For people in the beauty biz, things got real ugly between Jack and Ashley!
Nikki added another body to her rather impressive kill list!
In her head, Summer made a note to have the couch steam-cleaned.
Is this J.T. doing a crowdpleasing boy-band move? No, it’s Nick’s big reveal!
“Oh, this isn’t over, Lily. I fully plan to haunt your butt.”
“Wait, I’m supposed to charge people for coffee? This changes everything.”