The Y&R Update Friday 10/13/17
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Confusion follows Dinas bombshell at Top of the Tower. Graham moves to protect her, but Jack orders him to leave immediately.
Mariah is distracted at the television studio. She finally takes a call from Tessa and makes excuses for not responding to her texts. Its nothing personal. She even backed out of a date with Devon tonight. Shes been busy. Tessa is disappointed. Theyll hang out another time then.
At the penthouse, Chelsea wants to know what Nick and his dad discussed at Brash & Sassy. Theyre a team, so whatever affects Nick affects her too. Before he can say a word, Victoria rings the bell, barges in, and calls her brother a lunatic for giving away his trust fund just to spite Dad. Nick disagrees. His money will be appreciated by the charities that receive it, and Nick will be forever free of Victor. Victoria defends their dad. Hes been good to herespecially latelybailing her out and giving advice. Take it from Nick, that sort of arrangement never ends well. He questions her motives for trying to broker peace between Nick and Victor. Victoria becomes so agitated that she suffers another spell. Over the ringing in her ears, she barely hears Nick ask about her well-being. She storms out.
Tessa surprises Mariah at the studio and she brings sustenance. Nothing busts stress like cheap red wine and chocolate. Mariah puts up little resistance. They chat about Nicks stunning on-air announcement. Mariah is surprised Tessa watched the show. She assumed Tessa would be wrapped up with Noah, her new roomie. Not true. Tessa watches the Hilary Hour, and never misses any of Mariahs segments.
At Top of the Tower: Graham demonizes Dinas children. Hes the only one in her corner, despite her ruining his childhood. Ashley lets Graham have it with both barrels. Dina did him and his mother a favor by removing Brent Davis from their lives. Then she encourages the other party guests to join her in mock applause for Grahams performance. Dina quivers from the shock and finally says Enough! Ashley orders Graham out of the building and threatens to call security if he fails to cooperate. He extends a hand to Dina, who refuses it. She no longer trusts him. Graham persists and calls Ashley unhinged. She might very well suffer another mental breakdown. At this, Neil and Jack escort Graham to the elevator. Jack attempts to resume the festivities, but Abby wonders aloud whether its possible. Billy asks everyone to give Ashley, Jack, and Traci a moment of privacy with their mother, but first Neil calls for attention, praises Ashley for her business accomplishments (the reason for the evening), and proposes a quick toast. As the guests file out, Dina sits shell-shocked at the bar. Privately, Jack asks Hilary to refrain from airing what she captured on tape. Its good stuff, she says wistfully, but because hes a friend, shell do as he asks. He owes her. Back at the bar, Dina wails that Ashley will never forgive her.
At the television studio: Truth be told, Tessa is having trouble settling in at Noahs. She misses her bestie and thinks they have unfinished business. As she prepares to be completely honest, Hilary walks in and sizes them up. Devon is right behind Hilary. He greets Mariah and senses something is off. He and Neil are off to the club for foodthe party ended before they could eat. Mariah and Tessa are invited to come along, but Tessa declines. By now, Neil has arrived. While Devon and Neil take a conference call, Tessa and Mariah say goodbye. Mariah gives off a strange vibe, which doesnt go unnoticed by Hilary.
Michael accompanies Phyllis and Billy to their apartment. Over beers they try to make sense of what just happened. Brent Davis is a mystery to all of them. Billy comes to the realization that he shares neither a father nor a mother with Ashley. Even so, shell always be his sister.
At Top of the Tower, Abby is reeling. Would someone please fill her in about Brent Davis? Ashley approaches Jack, Dina, and Abby and puts a stop to the conversation. Dina apologizes but it makes no difference to Ashley. The secret is out.
Later, in her suite, Dina is nearly speechless. Shes ruined Ashleys life. Its bad, no doubt about it, Jack says, but theyll sort things out tomorrow. First on the agenda is dealing with Graham, that liar, and writing him out of Dinas will. From the corridor, Graham overhears. Shortly after Jack exits, Graham enters. Hes worried about Dina, but shes no longer taken in by his false concern.
At the Abbott home, Traci and Abby tread lightly. They scurry to the kitchen to fetch cookies and tea for Ashley.
At the penthouse, Nick and Chelsea watch Christian play on floor and they talk about aftereffects. Nick will have to tell Noah that plans to expand the Underground will be scaled down, but overall Nick has no regrets. Its time to prove hes not just another rich kid. Chelsea stands by him.
Ravi starts toward the athletic club bar but reverses course when he sees Victoria there, nursing a glass of champagne. She spots him and calls him over. Just because theyre competitors doesnt mean they cant have a friendly drink. She asks about the party, which obviously ended early. She was to attend as Neils date but backed out at the last minute. Thats no reflection on Ashley; in fact, Victoria admires her. Ravi gives no particulars about evening. He just says it was ugly, and he feels bad for Ashley. Victoria observes that he and Ashley have become close and that hes made himself quiet valuable at Jabot. Imagine if Victoria had interviewed him first. . . .
Jack comes home to Ashley. Mom is a wreck. Ashley isnt much better off. She explains that she hadnt planned to confront Graham publicly, but he pushed her to and the situation spiraled out of control. Jack makes one thing clear: DNA or no, Ashley is John Abbotts daughter.
In Dinas suite: Graham continues to denigrate Ashley and Jack, which doesnt win him any points. Dina knows Graham is motivated by money and revenge. He got the revenge, but he wont get the money. They continue back and forth until he forces her to get physical. She slaps him across the face and begins to dial her lawyer. Graham seizes the phone and she collapses.
At the TV studio: Mariah begs off dinner. Shes exhausted and Devon understands. Hell pick her up tomorrow. She looks at him blankly for a moment but then swears she didnt forget their trip to Chicago. She cant wait! They kiss and hug and say goodnight. Hilary watches from a distance and then approaches Mariah. Its plain as day that Mariah isnt that into Devon. She doesnt elaborate.
Michael thanks Phyllis and Billy for the suds and the chitchat and says goodnight. Phyllis listens as Billy unloads. He wishes he could have helped Ashley come to terms with her parentage, but he had no idea until tonight. Hes not angry with her for not confiding in him, but Jack obviously knew and never told Billy. Phyllis tests the waters: So does Billy think there should be no secrets among family? On second thought, Billy thinks some secrets are best kept.
At the Abbotts: Its small consolation to Ashley that Dina has agreed to change her will. Her immediate concern is facing the world as a non-Abbott.
In her suite, Dina is unresponsive. Graham holds the phone but makes no move to use it.
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