The Y&R Update Monday 2/20/17
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At home, Michael tries to ease Laurens anxiety. Scott called her, but they were cut off.
Billy finds Victoria wandering the hospital halls and is touched that shes there to check on Jill. Hes glad to see her.
After dinner out, Mariah leads Sharon to Crimson Lights, the coffeehouse Dylan bequeathed to Sharon. They cant end their evening yet. First theyll have dessert and then go to the Underground. Theyll just kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy the entertainment. Mariah wont take no for an answer. Sharon should at least put in an appearance to say hi to Noah. Hes been worried about her. In that case, count Sharon in. Talk turns to the future of Crimson Lights. Sharon isnt sure she wants to hang on to it. Mariah tells her she must. While Mariah freshens up, Sharon flashes back to the first time she owned the place, with Nick. Cassie was just a little girl then, but she was excited about it too.
Noah sets up the Underground. Abby arrives and offers to help. Not long after, Nick and Chelsea appear. Chelsea squirms when Abby refers to them as a couple. Noah takes the stage and welcomes everyone to open-mic night, always full of fun and surprises. Chelsea assures Abby that shes not crashing her date with Nick. Abbys insecurities are showing again and she cant resist sharing them. She needs Nicks advice about working for Dad at Newman Enterprises. Hed like to help, but hes out. He and Noah have their own little Newman team effort going, and he likes it that way. Victoria is a much better source. Abby cant ask Victorias input; she sees her as competition.
In the hospital waiting room, Billy tells Victoria that one of Jills stents had to be replaced already, but shes stable. She ignored all the heart attack warning signs. Billy now worries about everyone he knows and encourages Victoria to get checked for heart disease. Jill is going to have to make some big changes, and he intends to make some too.
At the Baldwins: Lauren cant be calmed. Her son is in a war zone, for Gods sake. She knows hes doing important work, but the long stretches with no communication are torture for her. Perhaps it goes back to his infancy, when he was taken from her. Michael remains optimistic and encourages her to be too. Shes a strong woman. The doorbell rings. Its Paul. He casually asks whether shes heard from Scott lately. He already knows the answer but doesnt say so. He heard from the State Department that Scott might be missing. The news agency Scott works for lost touch with him. The truth comes out: Michael initiated the search by asking Paul to look into Scotts whereabouts. The news is grim. Scott missed a story deadline and both he and his driver are missing.
Again at the hospital: Victoria is confident Jill will do what needs to be done. Shes strong. Shes pigheaded, Billy says. She needs to eliminate stress, specifically from work and especially from Colin. Billy will protect her. Victoria has to run. He thanks her for coming.
Victoria comes home to find Reed sulking on the sofa. Whats he up to? Nothing, as ordered. How was the rest of the Newman family dinner? He divulges nothing.
At the Underground: Nick tries to convince Abby that Victoria couldnt care less about Newman. She has her own company to run. Abby has their dads confidence. Just show him some loyalty and make money. Thatll make him happy. She thanks him and wanders off. Chelsea agrees with Nicks advice. Hed rather talk about her and her strange attitude since dinner. Was the family dinner too much togetherness for her? He succeeds in making her smile and even laugh when he describes the Elvis impersonation he intends to do tonight. Mariah and Sharon appear in the doorway in time to hear Noah introduce the first act, a depressing folk duo.
At the Baldwins: Michael tries to phone for information about Scott with little success. Paul suggests the government may be withholding information for Scotts safety. Laurens fears escalate. Maybe he was kidnapped. Shes leaving on the next available flight! Michael wont permit it, and Paul agrees. She cant stop thinking about the danger Scott might be in and her fear is justified. Just then Paul gets a call from Washington.
Mariah sees Nick and Chelsea and has second thoughts about bringing Sharon to the Underground. Sharon scoffs. Shes not bothered. In fact, she encouraged them to give romance a try. But that was before Sharon became single again, Mariah reminds her. Sharon will prove herself. She marches up to Nick and Chelsea, greets them, and says shes glad they took her advice. Nick and Chelsea both deny anything serious. Still, Sharon thinks they deserve to be happy. Noah says hello to his mom and gives her a big hug. Abby joins the group and says its too bad Reed couldnt come. Noah agrees.
At Victorias: Reed wonders how long it will take Victoria to fire Billy from her precious company. She wants him out of Reeds life, so he assumes that goes double for her. Victoria denies putting work before her children. She intends to do it all, and well. She sinks into the sofa next to him. She hates the tension between them. Why cant he understand that running Brash & Sassy makes her happy? She hopes one day he finds the same kind of happiness. The doorbell rings and Reed jumps up to get it. Billy is sorry he didnt call first. Jill is fine; he just wanted to say goodnight to the children. By all means, Victoria says. He goes up the stairs. Reed realizes why his mom cut out of dinner early. She went to the hospital to lend support to Jill and Billy. Poor Billy, Reed says. Hes so worried about his mom. Thats what parents and kids do, Victoria says. Happiness is fleeting, so you have to take it where you can get it. Reed takes her words to heart. When she runs upstairs to check on Billy and the kids, Reed grabs his guitar and slips out.
At the Underground: Nick is glad to see Sharon out and about. Mariah gets the credit for that. She cares, in her own peculiar way. Being Cassies identical twin, she reminds them both of Cassie and her sweet disposition. Speaking of Cassie, shes inspired Sharon to give running the coffeehouse another shot. Nick cheers her on. Shes come full circle. It must be fate.
Reed surprises everyone when he shows up at the Underground. He bends the truth a little and says his mom encouraged him to come. She said follow your dreams. Noah and Abby introduce him to Mariah and decide he should be the next act. Reed proceeds to the stage to tune up. He spies a tray full of drinks on a nearby table. Mariah takes note.
In Victorias living room: Billy cant believe hes now the adult in charge. Its scary. Hes afraid of losing his mom. Victoria admits overhearing him with Jill in the hospital. He obviously loves her a lot. He does and intends to make things right with her. As for making things right with Victoria . . . he knows thats not possible. Why? Because shes cold-hearted? No, he wouldnt say that. Shes cutthroat. Then he compliments her for real. He thinks shes perfect as she is. Victoria is flattered. She apologizes for being so hard on Billy. Hes a good son and father. As a husband, well. . . .
Mariah approaches Reed and calls him out. At first he resents it, but she explains that she was a wayward teen and knows its not the way to go. She also cares about the owners of the bar and doesnt want them shut down for serving a minor. Some call alcohol liquid courage, but hes better off without it. Just before Noah introduces Reed, Reed asks that he not mention theyre cousins. Noah presents his buddy, Reed Hellstrom. Reed fumbles at first but soon hits his stride. Mariah takes a picture.
Finally, at the Baldwins': The good news is the State Department believes Scott is alive, but it can give no details for safety reasons. Scott is likely being held against his will. At that moment, Lauren gets an international call. Its Scott, but theyre disconnected before anything more is said.
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