The Y&R Update Friday 12/8/17
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Even on her way to visit her grandmother, Abby cant shake thoughts of Scott, specifically their encounter under the mistletoe. Ashley answers the door and invites her in. They talk about troubles at work, although for the time being Victoria is behaving herself with Abby. Not so Jack with Ashley. The meeting yesterday got ugly. Ashley supposes its nice to have an ally in Scott. Abby sits bolt upright and says hes no such thing. Ashley is surprised and asks lots of questions about Scott, but Abby isnt interested in talking about him. Is it because of the trauma they endured together? Yes, exactly. Moving on . . .
Scott waits for Sharon in the living room. He looks around at all the Christmas decorations, stopping on a photo of him with Sharon. His eyes play tricks on him, and Sharon morphs into Abby. Sharon returns from the kitchen and brings him back to reality. Hes eager to dive right into the holiday and wants to know everything about her Christmas traditions. Mariah overhears and says rule number one is no reindeer Christmas sweaters. He slinks to the tree and retrieves two boxes from under it. Seriously? Even so, Sharon replaces them. She loves him no matter what. Mariah says hes one lucky guy to have such a forgiving woman.
Chelsea works from home and has one of those days. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong, but Nick seems not to notice. Hes busy working on her laptop. Some sneaky developer wants to build condos in Chancellor Park without community input, and hes determined to stop it. Chelsea thinks it sounds like a big job. Is she doubting him? No, she supports him wholeheartedly. He leaves to put up flyers to spread the word.
At the Abbotts': Ashley secures Abbys support in her fight against Jack and then they talk about Dina. Jack left town abruptly, leaving Ashley in charge of their mother for the day. It wont be a spa day, thats for sure. Ashley is realistic about Dinas prognosis and wants to start planning for long-term care, but Jack isnt ready to go there. Abby has to agree with Jack. Dina is still functional. Ashley agrees, but for how long? Abby thinks her mother should view this day as a gift, not a burden. Dina enters and accuses them of talking about her behind her back.
From the Crimson Lights patio, Cane texts Charlie and Mattie. He invites them to join him for hot chocolate and hopes for the best. Inside, Sharon learns about Nicks fight for Chancellor Park. Both of them are fired up. Scott enters and Sharon tells him. Maybe he could do a story about the unscrupulous real-estate developer. Scott sloughs it off. Hes seen this kind of thing before and the little guy usually loses. Nick takes offense and leaves. Hes not the only one whos upset. Sharon accuses Scott of shunning the issue because its too boring and small town for his magazine. He sarcastically apologizes for not being like her ex and storms out.
Again on the coffeehouse patio: Charlie shows up and demands his hot chocolate with extra cream. He and Cane have a good laugh and then sit down to catch up. Even though Charlie is a teen and probably not interested in talking about himself, Cane would like to know what hes up to.
At the Abbotts': While glancing at constant incoming work-related texts, Ashley asks Dina how shed like to spend the day. Dina says she doesnt need a babysitter and encourages Ashley to go to work. No, Ashley says. Theyll have fun if it kills them.
At Crimson Lights, Mariah finds Sharon in a state. How did things deteriorate so quickly? Sharon fears she made a terrible mistake asking Scott to move in with her. The two of them have different priorities. Shes all about family and community, like Nick, but Scott isnt. Mariah reminds her of what she likes about Scott, namely that he isnt like Nick and he views her as a capable person who doesnt need saving. Sharon admits shes right, but still . . . All Mariah asks is that she take stock of her feelings before acting.
Scott approaches Abby at Newman Enterprises and asks her whats up with her brother Nick. Hes causing trouble between Scott and Sharon. Abby couldnt care less about his personal problems and tells him so. OK, what does Abby know about a company called Alco? Nothing. She wishes him luck with Sharon and walks away.
Scott returns to Crimson Lights and makes up with Sharon. He supposes hes jealous. Sharon and Nick share a long history. Shes touched. She knows Scott is a man of substance, and shes sorry she implied otherwise. He comes with a peace offering: the identity of the shell corporation that wants to steal Chancellor Park. Sharon can tell Nick, but she must keep his name out of it. The company is Alco, and its owned by none other than Victor Newman. Sharon wastes no time dialing Nick. Hes angry, naturally, but not really surprised and he flies into action.
Ashley is astounded that Dina wanted to go ice skating at Chancellor Park. Of course, Dina says, as they take a table at the café. Just like old times. She recalls in vivid detail taking Ashley skating when she was a child. Ashley was determined to teach herself, and she did. Dina couldnt have been more proud. Ashley marvels that although she has no recollection of it, Dina remembers it as though it happened yesterday.
Nick barges into Victors office, but Victor isnt there. Victoria is holding down the fort while hes out of town, and is she ever busy. She sits up and takes notice when Nick mentions Alco. She defends the tactic of using a shell corporation; its done all the time in business. Nick doesnt accept her reasoning and says shes behaving just like Dad.
On the Crimson Lights patio: Cane and Charlie reminisce about having hot chocolate when the twins were little and how Mattie always finagled extra whipped cream. Shes all grown up now, Cane sighs, and not too happy with her dad. Charlie minimizes it. Shes caught up in Reed right now, but shell come around.
Again in Victors office: Nick says Chancellor Park is the towns "backyard." Not everyone is lucky enough to have their own, like Victoria. And need he remind her that her daughter is named after Katherine Chancellor? Victoria stands her ground. The project will create jobs and housing. Spare me! Nick says. This confirms his decision to leave the family company was the right one. Just then he gets a call from the nanny. Christian fell and was injured. Nick makes tracks for the hospital.
Charlie asks for news and pictures of Sam. Charlie thinks its great hell be home for Christmas, but itll be the Ashbys first Christmas without Cane. Cane reminds Charlie that Lily has made her decision and moved on. Still, Charlie intends to spend time with his dad at the Chancellor place. Thats his decision, and Mom will have to respect it.
In the park: Of course Dina remembers that day. Regrettably, they went skating only one time. Dina goes on to talk about how stubborn Ashley was. Dina knew right then and there that Ashley would overcome any obstacle. Ashley is glad theyre making new memories now. Dina agrees and says next up: pole dancing! They laugh.
Chelsea is frantic when she meets Nick at the hospital, but no need. Christians injury isnt serious and hell be released soon. Chelsea feels deeply for Christian, as if he were her own son. Nick feels likewise about Connor.
Victoria goes to the penthouse to check on Nick---he left in such a hurry. She tries again to explain her position on the condominium project, but Nick promises her a fight. Victoria accuses him of fighting not the project itself but their father. Not true. Nick sincerely wants to save the park. If it ticks off Dad, so much the better.
Mariah comes home and finds Sharon and Scott half naked---again. She needs a scorecard to keep up with them. Alone, Sharon assures her that everything is hunky-dory. Shes confident Scott would never do anything to hurt her.
Alone with Chelsea at the penthouse, Nick returns to the subject of their children. Chelsea is the only mom Christian will remember, and even though their kids are cousins, theyre being raised as brothers. These are the family values that inspire Nick to save the park.
At home, Ashley proposes a couple of hot toddies and Dina approves. Ashley revels in their quality time until it becomes clear that Dina has no memory of the last several hours. Skating? She hates skating and would never waste a day on it.
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