The Y&R Update Friday 9/1/17
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Nikki and Victoria catch up at Brash & Sassy. Victoria has been reeling since Hilary aired that damning piece about how Ben Hochman nearly got his hooks into Brash & Sassy. She doesnt blame Hilary, whose job is to dig up dirt. Victors protecting has done far more damage to Victoria. Now she refers to her relationship with Billy.
Its chilly at Phyllis and Billys apartment. He tries to make amends for ruining their romantic evening last night, but shes not easily won over.
In Jacks office, Ashley presses him for details about his intentions toward Brash & Sassy. Did he really try to commandeer its Fenmores shelf space? Victoria and Billy came to Ashley last night with a pretty compelling argument to that effect. Moi? Jack says.
Hilary approaches Mariah at the GC Buzz studio and apologizes for keeping Devon from his date. Mariah is in no mood for games. And Hilary did this how?
Devon surprises Tessa at Sharons place. Hes gotten lots of positive feedback on her first cut and is eager to get her back into the studio. Shes stunned. After her shaky performance, Tessa thought her career ended before it began. No way. Devon knows talent when he sees it. She thanks him profusely. So is she ready to get back in the saddle? Absolutely. She had some personal issues, but they wont be an issue. Fantastic. Devon will be in touch.
At Crimson Lights, Scott has information for Sharon. Like a good investigative reporter, he used Alices credit card to discover her home address. Is that legal? Sharon asks. Never mind. . . . Shes actually reconsidered her theory that Alice is mixed up in the sex trafficking ring. Its pretty outrageous. Scott disagrees and trusts her first instinct.
At Jabot: Jack refuses to take the blame for Brash & Sassys sales dive. Not good enough for Ashley. How did Billy and Victoria know about Jabots intent to acquire a beauty company? Dont tell her that Victoria is just paranoid. So far Jack hasnt denied the allegations involving Fenmores, so Ashley assumes where theres smoke, theres fire. Jack says simply that what Lauren does with her shelf space is her decision. To be clear, Ashley has every confidence in her new product line and doesnt need Jacks backhanded support. After she leaves, Jack gets on the horn and summons Phyllis. Now.
At Brash & Sassy: Nikki had hopes for Victorias relationship with Ben. Its a good thing it ended before any lasting damage was done. Perhaps, but Victoria has further problems. She suspects an accomplice who is still gunning for her.
At home, Billy tells Phyllis hes keeping her out of the loop for her own good. He doesnt want her in the middle of a JabotBrash & Sassy shootout. Hes sure shes kept a few business-related tidbits from him too. She says nothing.
At Crimson Lights: Judging from Alices GC address, Scott deduces that she lied to Sharon about just passing through town. Point taken. Sharon is ready to head to Alices to get answers, but before they reach the door, Tessa shows up in a panic. She got a call that turned out to be a telemarketer, but it shook her up. Privately, Tessa asks Sharon for news about Crystal. Sharon hesitates. Nothing yet. Sharon returns to Scott and they take off.
At GC Buzz: Hilary describes her talk with Devon. One thing led to another, and before they realized it, time had passed. Mariah lets her insecurity show and asks for more information. Hilary taunts her. She thought Mariah and Devon were rock solid. Mariah blows it off. She was otherwise occupied with Noah and Tessa that night anyway. Hilary smells fear.
Again at Brash & Sassy: Victoria suspects Phyllis gave Ben a nudge. Nikki cant believe that Phyllis would deliberately hurt Billys employer. Although she has no proof, Victoria thinks thats exactly what Phyllis wants to do. Brash & Sassys failure would free up Billy.
In Jacks office: Jack wants to know what Phyllis might have disclosed to Billy about Jabots plans. Phyllis swears she didnt breathe a word. Doing so would prevent her from reaching her goal: to separate Billy and Victoria.
Devon approaches Mariah at the TV studio and gives her a peck. Clearly shes still upset. He apologizes for failing to show up at the Underground. Hilary stands by and takes it all in, and Mariah snipes at her. Devon asks for a moment alone with Mariah. By all means, Hilary says. Mariah asks Devon what was so engaging about his conversation with his ex.
Abby and Ashley catch up over coffee at Crimson Lights. They chat easily about Abbys life at the ranch and about Dina. Then Abby utters the name of Ashleys biological father.
At Brash & Sassy: Victoria is confident in her lasting bond with Billy, through their children, and hes really stepped up at work too. He even took a personal risk to help her save the company. Whats the plan? Nikki asks. Victoria talks some more about who was really pulling Bens strings and unmistakably implies it was Jack. Nikki is aghast. Its only a theory at this point. In the meantime, though, Victoria aims to teach Phyllis a lesson.
In Jacks office: Phyllis says no shoptalk at home, presumably under Victorias orders. Well, well, no wonder Phyllis is so prickly, Jack says, stoking her fire. Unfortunately, his attempt to get Lauren to oust Brash & Sassy from her store went nowhere. But make no mistake, Jack is out to win.
At GC Buzz: Devon talked to Hilary about her commercial and about getting their friendship back on track. This doesnt make Mariah feel any better. He insists she has nothing to fear. She knows how he feels about her. No, she doesnt, because she told him she loved him and he never said it back. He repeats: She caught him off guard, and he doesnt use those words lightly. Hes committed to Mariah.
Zack finds Tessa on the coffeehouse patio. Hes sorry to hear that no progress has been made finding Crystal. For the time being, Tessa is focused on launching her music career so that shell be in a better position to help her sister when she is found. Zack remarks that he always thought she had talent. Really? Tessa says bitterly. She thought his interests lay elsewhere.
Scott and Sharon wait in his car outside Alices house and are startled by a neighbor who peeks in the window and offers help. She says Alice is a pretty private person and hasnt lived there long, but she had a niece visiting her a while back. They thank her for the information. Shortly afterward, they decide the trip wasnt a total loss and call it day.
Billy returns to Brash & Sassy. He and Victoria discusses their dire situation. She appreciates what he did, breaking into Jabots computer system, but she doesnt want him further risking his relationship with Phyllis.
Phyllis has no kind words for Nikki as she exits Jacks office. Nikki enters and nuzzles Jack before getting into a discussion about Victoria. Jack has brought Nikki great peace recently, but she knows he has a dark side and is extremely competitive in business. The truth: Is he out to destroy her daughters company?
At Crimson Lights: Zack tells Tessa about his evening at the Newman ranch at Victors invitation. In the midst of the conversation, he gets a text. Alice is on her way home. In haste, he says goodbye to Tessa and takes off. Inside the coffeehouse, Ashley tells Abby that her biological father scarred everyone---especially John Abbott, the man she considers her dad---and shes not eager to discuss him.
At GC Buzz: Mariah would like to believe Devon, but she doesnt think hes over Hilary. He insists he is, and to prove it, hell say the words she wants to hear. She says dont bother and storms off. Hilary watches.
At Brash & Sassy: Victorias plan is to outsell Jabot, but how? Is there a flaw in Jabots new product? Billy shakes his head. Ashley is a perfectionist. Well then, Victoria suggests they invent a flaw to exploit. Billy is surprised. Its not like her to fight dirty. Whatever it takes to beat Jack, she says.
In his office, Jack dances around Nikkis question. She reminds him of the chaos that ensued when Jabot and Newman duked it out a few years ago. She can assure him of one thing: If theres any substance to her suspicions, their friendship is over.
Before Victoria leaves the office for a meeting about the companys bridge loan, she apologizes for snapping at Billy. Its all good, he says. After she leaves, he makes a call to hire a fleet of temps, nationwide. Theyre to receive gift cards exclusively for Brash & Sassy products and he is to be billed personally. Meanwhile, Victoria encounters Phyllis on the elevator and prepares to give that bitch a piece of her mind.
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