The Y&R Update Monday 9/11/17
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Sharon stands behind the counter at Crimson Lights, but Scott can tell her mind is elsewhere. He agrees with Nick. She shouldnt go to Alices. Shes a mom and shouldnt risk her safety. Sharon complies but remains fixated on the GPS app showing the location of Alices car.
In a car in front of Alices house, Tessa promises Mariah shell be careful. She takes her guitar from the trunk and strides to the door. Inside, Alice fusses over Crystal, her favorite girl, and assures her shes not being sent away as punishment. Its a compliment. The boss thinks shes special. Theyre interrupted by the doorbell. Alice sends Crystal to another room and answers the door.
In his office, Jack peruses Dinas report on Parker Beauty and likes what he sees. Ashley bursts his bubble when she reveals who helped Dina with her homework: Graham. He has access to all Jabot data and the computer network because Dina gave him her password. Now Jack is outraged too.
Lauren and Phyllis have a working dinner at the GCAC. Lauren looks forward to the battle between Jabot/Parker Beauty and Brash & Sassy, but regardless of the outcome, Brash & Sassy will remain on her shelves. Phyllis scans the latest Brash & Sassy sales figures and cant believe her eyes.
At Brash & Sassy, Victoria has a similar reaction, but shes over the moon about the numbers. Billy told her theyd rebound. She thanks him again for risking his relationship with Phyllis to gain inside information from the Jabot network. Billy sloughs it off. Alls fair . . .
Ravi delivers Dinas updated computer to her in her hotel suite. She gushes over his kindness. Hes so unlike her daughter in that respect. She asks for his take on Ashleys state of mind and her feelings toward Dina.
Abby marches into Crimson Lights, delighted its still open. Not really, Scott says, meeting her at the door. He was just about to change the sign to CLOSED, and the coffee machine has been turned off. Shes undeterred. She doesnt want coffee anyway; she wants cookies. Shes so steamed about being stood up that she unloads on Scott. She tells him to go ahead and gloat. He was right about the pitfalls of dating a co-worker. On the contrary, Scott thinks she should give Zack another chance. Its a mad world, and Zack could have a perfectly legitimate reason for not showing. Shes so eager to save face that she takes his advice. Sharon hands over the cookies but says the cash register is closed. Abby, not wanting to invite bad karma, tosses her money in the tip jar, thanks Scott, and leaves.
Tessa pretends to be a music teacher and cant believe what an airhead she is. This is the wrong address. She really, really needs this job and asks to use Alices phone, or at least her charger. Alice apologizes for not being able to help and gives Tessa the bums rush. From behind a closed door, Crystal recognizes her sisters voice. Then she hears Alice wish Tessa luck and slam the door.
At the club: Lauren see through Phylliss attempt to oust Brash & Sassy from Fenmores stores and makes her position clear. Lauren will not be party to Phyllis and Jacks vendetta against Brash & Sassy. Phyllis tries to convince her that Victoria isnt fighting fairly but to no avail. In frustration, she bolts.
At Brash & Sassy: Victoria stares at her laptop screen. Why do sales remain flat at stores other than Fenmores? They need to goose up their campaign. Billy suggests promoting the mens body spray more aggressively. Its a proven winner. Victoria is unsubtle: It depends on whos wearing it.
In Dinas suite: Ravi tells Dina that her children distrust Graham. Dina insists theres no reason to. She trusts him completely and shes no pushover. In the course of conversation, she reveals that Graham made an unscheduled trip to Paris to take care of an issue with his apartment. Ravi asks if shell be OK by herself until his return, and she teases him about siding with Jack and Ashley. Shes perfectly capable of taking care of herself. They laugh and say goodnight, but after she closes the door she appears to have doubts.
In Jacks office: Graham cant collect until Mother dies, Jack reasons. Maybe hes looking to make some quick cash. Jack and Ashleys plan to separate Graham and Dina has been a failure so far, and thats not Ashleys only problem. During a breakfast with Abby, Dina confessed her affair with Brent Davis. She didnt mention that Brent is Ashleys biological father, thank goodness, but why would she do such a thing? Perhaps to enlighten Abby, Jack says, so that she might better understand Ashleys animosity toward her mother. Ashley is overwhelmed with long-buried feelings about that man who robbed her of the man she called her father, John Abbott. Jack assures her blood makes no difference to him. But it does to her. Shes having an identity crisis, can you believe it? At her age! She wants no regrets or residual resentment where her mother is concerned, but Dina isnt making it easy. Jack highlights the progress shes made thus far, and she credits Ravi for grounding her. Jack probes about the status of that relationship, but Ashleys not talking.
Tessa returns to the car. She struck out, but she did get a good look at Alice and verifies Sharons suspicion. Mariah is relieved, in any case, but Tessa isnt ready to give up. Inside the house, Crystal is summoned and sent with Leon, who wont stand for any guff. Before they go, Alice again reassures Crystal.
Zack was relieved to get Abbys text inviting him to meet at the GCAC. He takes a seat at the table and prepares for a grilling. What was more important than their date? Where was he?
Ravi runs into Ashley in the Jabot lobby and tells her about his talk with Dina. Ashley is alarmed to hear about Grahams sudden trip to Paris. Ravi says Dina is far more worried about Ashleys inability to forgive Dinas past mistakes.
Jack and Lauren talk business in his office, specifically about Brash & Sassys sales spike. He tries to appeal to Laurens sense of loyalty to Jabot, as did Phyllis, but Lauren takes the same stance. Brash & Sassy stays put. Its a solid company and her customers like its products. Furthermore, Phyllis is her friend, and Lauren doesnt like seeing her sucked into his vengeful scheme. With that, she takes her leave.
Billy and Victoria brainstorm and come up with another good idea: have Lily promote the facial mask. They all but high-five and Phyllis walks in on the celebration. She apologizes for interrupting and doesnt want to disturb the momentum, so shell be going. Shell see Billy at home.
At the club: Zack is vague about his prior engagement and assures Abby he meant no disrespect. He admits it was no way to treat a lady. Abby is so hungry for acceptance that it takes just a few words of flattery to get back in her good graces.
As Tessa drives, she berates herself for not doing enough. Mariah reminds her of the progress theyve made, counsels patience, and encourages her to let to police do their jobs. Something troubling suddenly occurs to Tessa: Now Alice knows Tessa by sight.
At the house, Alice preps one of her working girls, another of her favorites. Theyre both sad about Crystals departure, and Alice reveals that she once had a little girl and lost her.
At home, Sharon reflects: Alice believes shes helping the girls in her charge rather than exploiting them. How twisted is that? Scott says little, acting as her sounding board, until the app on Sharons phone shows Alices car in motion. Sharon wants to investigate and Scott is right behind her.
It was a close call at Brash & Sassy. Theyre in enemy territory, so Billy proposes they keep the office door closed from now on. Victoria agrees and encourages Billy to go home. Its been a full day and they have another one tomorrow, including Johnnys first day of kindergarten.
Phyllis goes straight to Jacks office to tell him what she knows. Billy and Victoria are planning something big, but she doesnt know what exactly. Jack asks her to employ her unique skill set and she says shes already on it.
Dina tosses in her sleep, remembering Ashleys reaction to the news of Dinas affair and Ashleys parentage. She wakes with a start and impulsively picks up the phone to ask for Grahams room. Never mind . . .
Abby respects Zack too, so he doesnt need to prove himself to her. She had misgivings about dating a co-worker and thought about ending it, but to ignore their connection would be a bigger mistake. Zack is encouraged and asks her opinion about public displays of affection. Shes in favor, and they kiss in the middle of the club dining room.
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