The Y&R Update Thursday 7/31/14
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At the Abbott home, Billy feels like a fool over this business with Stitchs identity. He treated Jack badly too, and hes sorry. He understands that Jack withheld information in order to preserve Kellys trust. One cant have a relationship without trust. Just ask Billy. While they talk, Chelsea calls and leaves Billy a message. She apologizes for digging into Stitchs past when he told her not to.
Kelly runs into Ben at the athletic club door and expresses regret for what hes going through. She never meant for it turn out this way. (It seems everyone in Genoa City has something to apologize for today.) Ben is not OK, but he doesnt blame Kelly. She points out the silver lining: At least everythings out in the open now.
Avery understands why Stitch was so secretive about his murder conviction, and she tries to explain this Dylan as he paces her apartment. He feels betrayed. The doorbell rings. Victoria doesnt see Dylan when she barges in, requesting legal advice from Avery. What are her plans? he asks.
Michael and Lauren dine at the athletic club and contemplate their soon-to-be-empty nest. Fen is off to Arizona State University this fall. Although theyre sad to see him go, theyre optimistic about the future.
Doctor Barton Shelbys hospital ID was stolen at Crimson Lights, and the perpetrator used it to hack the hospital computers. He demands justice. Kevin listens from his desk at the police station.
Jill pays Billy a visit. They talk about Stitch and what Victorias reaction might be to discovering his shady past. Billy is hopeful about his marriage. He overheard Victoria say she didnt care about the fathers identity. The baby is hers. He assumes then that Stitch is out of the picture for Victoria, romantically, leaving the door open for Billy. Jill nods but tells him to prepare for disappointment.
Ben/Stitch laments his missed opportunity with the fair Victoria. She might be able to forgive him, Kelly suggests. Jack appears and greets Kelly. Hes not sure what to call Ben. Ben leaves in a huff.
Victoria questions Dylan about Stitchs background. Not much to tell, Dylan says. He was a likeable guy in Iraq. Its unbelievable that he could have murdered his own father. Despite that, Dylan thinks hes a good man. No, Victoria counters, hes a good liar. After Dylan leaves for work, Victoria and Avery talk legal rights regarding the baby. Victoria no longer wants to know who the father is and doesnt plan to have the paternity test. Can either man force her to do so? The short answer is yes. Victoria realizes that shell have to determine the father eventually. She senses that Avery is advocating for Ben and threatens to find another lawyer. Avery denies it. She agrees to represent Victoria and see to it that no one forces her to take a DNA test until the baby is born.
Stitch finds Dylan at the coffeehouse and apologizes for lying. Dylan fumes. Hes sick of being lied toby Ian, by Chelsea, and so on. Stitch has the nerve to ask whether theyre still friends? Dylan doesnt even know his real name. Obviously hes not as good a judge of character as he thought he was. Stitch disagrees but fails to elaborate. He just wants to put his past behind him. Avery arrives. In a private conversation with her, Dylan suspects theres more to Stitchs story, but he doesnt trust Dylan enough to tell him.
Kevin breezes into Chelseas penthouse with a file full of information on Stitch. It goes beyond murder and identity theft. Stitch lied on his med school application about his felony.
In the club dining room, Jack and Kelly disagree about Victorias future with Ben. They shift to discussing their relationship. She has trepidations. She has plenty of baggage, which isnt a problem for Jack. He has his own, and hes ready for whatever may come. He loves her. She asks to be taken home.
Victoria isnt happy to see Billy at her door. Hes come to spend time with Johnny, but she steels herself for a certain amount of gloating. He has no such intention. As they talk, she gasps. The baby moved. Billy asks for a feel. Victoria keeps up her guard. Johnny is napping now. Billy should call before he comes next time. Billy ignores her and reveals that he overheard her at the hospitalthat she doesnt want to know who the father is. They can agree that Ben is to have no contact with Johnny, correct? Victoria is flip and evasive. He tells her shes beautiful and leaves without a fuss.
At the club, Jill and Lauren discuss the boutique expansion, but Lauren is distracted. Jill learns of Fens impending departure for college and tells Lauren that she has to let her baby grow up. Not to say that mothers dont worry, though. Jill still worries about Billy.
Kevin returns to the station and gets harassed by Detective Harding for his absence. The detective doesnt mince words. If it were up to him, Kevin wouldnt work there, but because he is, and hes a computer whiz, Harding puts him on Dr. Shelbys case. Kevin dismisses the hospital hacking as the result of a weak firewall, but hell humor the detective and look into it. Michael arrives and asks for a word with Kevin. While they step out of the office, the detective takes the opportunity to search Kevins desk and comes up with Dr. Shelbys ID. In Michaels presence, Harding thrusts the ID in Kevins face and arrests him.
After lovemaking, Jack asks Kelly how her dads murder affected her. It was a nightmare, of course. She shut out her brother for years. And her mom? Kelly hasnt completely forgiven her either. She took Bens side in the matter. Kelly scoffs. In spite of her grudges, she managed to move on with her lifeuntil recently, that is. Shes interrupted by an alert from work. While she tends to it, Jack goes downstairs.
Avery is slow to condemn Stitch. Still, Dylan is humiliated and questions his own judgment. She says lots of people make mistakes and are worthy of forgiveness, the McEvoys, who raised Dylan, for one example, and Nikki, who has been a tremendous support for him, for another.
Ben appears at Victorias door. He doesnt give a hoot about what anyone else thinks of him; only her opinion matters.
Billy goes to Chelseas and unloads. Things havent been going at all well since Stitchs lies were exposed. Timidly, she says theres more. She sat on the information about Stitchs false identity to prevent his reunion with Victoria, thus giving Chelsea a chance with Billy.
On the couch downstairs, Jack holds a bottle of Phylliss perfume. Kelly finds him and asks him whether he feels guilty. Yes, he does.
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