The Y&R Update Monday 9/4/17
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In the elevator, Victoria calls out Phyllis for scheming against Brash & Sassy. Absurd, Phyllis says, and what nerve! She rubs it in by making unsubtle remarks about her sex life with Billy, specifically one encounter that took place in that very elevator. Victoria is unfazed. Is Phyllis targeting Victoria, personally; Victorias company; or both?
At Crimson Lights, Sharon is sure Alice is hiding something. She doesnt have a niece. In fact, she has no living family beyond her mother. Sharons first instinct was right. Not so fast, Scott says.
Ashley and Ravi talk in the Jabot lobby. Shes sure Jack is up to no good. He neither confirmed nor denied plotting against Brash & Sassy, but Ashley knows how he operates. If he follows through, the backlash could be devastating.
Jack and Hilary catch up in the athletic club dining room. Hilary is flying high after shooting her commercial. Jack admires her for going after what she wants---except when it hurts people he cares about.
At Crimson Lights: Scott reminds Sharon that their theory is unsubstantiated, although it has potential. Come again? Sharon cant believe hes the same guy who encouraged her to follow through on her hunch. Scott suggests a couple of possibilities: Alice might have a niece she never mentioned to Sharon or she might have an honorary niece---a daughter of a friend, say. Sharon resents his second-guessing.
At the house, Alice shows one of the prostitutes to her workspace and then fields a call from her boss. Zack scolds her for being late to work, but she thinks all will be forgiven when he sees the girls she has tagged for the premium service tier. She sends him photos via text. He scans them and takes an instant liking to Rainbow Girl. Shes very popular with the customers, Alice says, but she can be a troublemaker. For the time being, Alice has her under control.
Simultaneously, on the coffeehouse patio, Tessa gazes at a photo of her little sis, Crystal (aka Rainbow Girl). Sharon looks over her shoulder and admires it. She assures Tessa that she and the police are doing all they can to rescue Crystal. In the meantime, would Tessa send that photo to Sharon? It will keep her motivated. Sharon returns to work. Abby approaches Tessa, compliments her recording, and asks what its like being a star. Tessa laughs. Abby plans to be front and center for Tessas next performance, with Zack, her new beau. Tessa asks how things are going in that department. Great, Abby says. Daddy gives him the thumbs-up, if you can believe it.
Graham finds Dina toiling over a report in her suite. She seems overwhelmed, so Graham says leave it to him. She takes him up on his offer, and before she leaves, he promises to e-mail it as soon as hes finished.
At the club: Hilary defends herself for airing the Newmans dirty laundry. Its all public knowledge, so she has nothing to be ashamed of. She wonders whether Jacks interest in Nikki has anything to do with taking revenge on Victor. It wouldnt be the first time. Shes not judging, just making an observation, and she warns Jack to be careful. Jack takes no offense and notes that theyre two peas in a pod, both risk-takers, which is why Jack wants her help.
In the elevator: Victoria knows Phyllis sent Ben Hochman on an errand. Phyllis denies it and trash-talks some more. Victoria fires back. She knows Phyllis objects to all the time Billys been spending at work and why. Phyllis scoffs, calls Victoria paranoid, and launches into a rant, but Victoria has another spell and so doesnt hear a word of it. Meanwhile, Billys attempts to call the elevator fail repeatedly, so he returns to the office. Moments later, Victoria enters and the mystery is solved. Victoria stopped the elevator in order to have a private conversation with Phyllis. Billy cringes. Its OK, Victoria says. Phyllis got the worst of it.
Dina greets Ravi and Ashley at work. Ashley calls her mother into the private office to discuss appropriate topics of conversation with Abby. Brent Davis isnt one of them. Why would Dina bring him up just as the family was beginning to heal? Dina apologizes. Ashley shakes it off and asks for the Parker Beauty marketing analysis. Coming right up, Dina says.
At the club: Jack knows Hilarys power to sell product, which is why he wants her to promote Parker Beauty, Jabots latest acquisition, on her show. Hilary is familiar with its wares and could do so credibly, but shell need samples. . . . Done. Tempting, but she fears Victorias reaction. Jack appeals to her baser instincts: *Your* show, *your* decision. Hell even sweeten the pot with the promise of a future favor, and she knows hes good for it. Hilary cant resist and they shake on it.
Moments later, Hilary finds Tessa lurking around the GC Buzz studio and gives her grief. Tessa returns it and takes up for Mariah, whom she claims has Devon in her hip pocket. Hilary isnt so sure about that, and by the way, who appointed Tessa as Mariahs protector? Mariah overhears.
At the coffeehouse: Scott did a bit more research and it turns out Sharon is right. Alice has no blood relatives, but that doesnt rule out the honorary niece theory. So is he out of the doghouse? Yes, and Sharon intends to reward him later. Scott apologizes for being so methodical. Its the way of a journalist. Sharon understands, but she also knows Alice is capable of mistreating a child. She failed miserably as a mom to Cassie. Scott cautions Sharon against letting her emotions get the better of her. Dont hang Alice just because of a past wrong.
At the office: Billy assures Victoria hes devoted to saving Brash & Sassy, and Phyllis knows that. Victoria gazes at him. Hes really changed; hes grown up. Billy laughs. Dont let that get out. He has a reputation to uphold. She admits she liked his wild side too, and shes sorry things didnt work out between them. Specifically, she regrets giving up on him. She really lays it on thick and then plants a big kiss on him. He doesnt object, but she suddenly pulls away, bolts from the office, and then apologizes.
At Jabot: Dina promises the report by the end of the day, but thats not soon enough for Ashley. Dina guarantees satisfaction and has every confidence in Jabots success, not because of its products but because of her children. Ashley is speechless. Ravi approaches and offers to install software on Dinas computer, which she accepts. Ashley hopes it wont delay the report. Oh, it wont.
At GC Buzz: Mariah emerges and stands, chin up, next to Tessa. Shes ready to get to work. Tessa keeps the pressure on Hilary: Good, the show could use a little integrity. Hilary again marvels at Tessas ferocious defense of Mariah and leaves them to talk---but be quick about it. Mariah thanks Tessa for having her back regarding Devon, but theres truth to Hilarys allegations.
Phyllis barges into Jacks office and reads him the riot act. Why did he tip his hand to Victoria?! She knew about Ben Hochman. Jack is puzzled. The information didnt come from him. Phyllis accuses Jack of not wanting it enough. Au contraire. Jack plans to use Parker Beauty to do in Brash & Sassy. Not satisfied, she thinks hes softening because of his feelings for Nikki and finds it disgusting. Jack smirks. What does he have up his sleeve?
In the Jabot lobby, Ashley looks over Ravis shoulder as he works on Dinas computer. He finds a suspicious e-mail but refuses to look at it. Its private. Not according to Ashley. Thats a company machine, so anything on it is company property. Graham is checking Dinas work, which means hes privy to sensitive information, and that bothers Ashley a lot.
At GC Buzz: Mariah details her argument with Devon, his comment about getting his friendship with Hilary back on track, and his offer of a pity I love you. Fortunately, Mariah prevented him from saying the words. Tessa gives her a comforting hug. From a distance, Hilary takes it all in.
Scott continues to tap away on his computer at Crimson Lights. Abby finds him there and accuses him of slacking off and hanging out with his girlfriend. At least hes not working with one of his employees, he shoots back. Things escalate until Sharon and Zack approach. Problem? Not at all. Abby and Zack retreat to the patio. Sharon flashes Alices credit card at Scott. It could be the key to drawing out Alice. On the patio, Zack dwells on the term Abby used to refer to him. Business partner? Shes quick to defend herself. It was a knee-jerk reaction. Of course hes much more to her than that. In fact, shes not seeing anyone else and neither is he, so that makes them exclusive. On top of that, theyre living proof that Design Date works.
At Brash & Sassy: Billy and Victoria agree to forget the whole incident. She returns to her office and cracks a smile. Clearly, it was part of her grander plan.
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