The Y&R Update Thursday 12/14/17
Pictures By Christine
In the athletic club dining room, Nikki and Victoria discuss the ownership of Chancellor Park. Someone outbid both Victor and Devon. At Crimson Lights, Nick and Devon have a similar conversation.
Sharon cooks a big breakfast and has it on the table when Scott comes downstairs, but hes in a hurry to get to work. Again? Is he avoiding her? Scott doesnt understand the fuss. He said I love you back. Before Sharon can elaborate on her concerns, Mariah and Faith come to the table. Faith is uncharacteristically subdued in Scotts presence, and Mariah notices.
Again at the club: Obviously Victoria is preoccupied. Nikki gets her to talk. Although Newman Enterprises has been cleared in the Design Date case, Victor has not been. Suspicious transactions have been made from his personal account, and guess whos in town to investigate: J.T. Ridiculous! Nikki says. Chris and Paul and J.T. are on a wild-goose chase. Victoria isnt so sure, but if theres anything to find, J.T. will find it.
At Crimson Lights, Chelsea comforts Nick over his loss, but hes still got plenty of fight left in him. The fate of the park is still up for grabs, and you can bet whoever bought it intends to make a buck, be that with condos or in some other way. Thats why hes scheduled a rally for this afternoon. Hed like Chelsea to help make a banner and come yell her heart out, but she cant. Shes crazy busy.
Hilary presents her story ideas to Jack at the Abbott home. He approves of her new approach---upbeat rather than exploitative. Make no mistake, she still loves a juicy piece of gossip; shes just showing a different side of herself. Jack is proud of her.
Scott does such a good job clearing the table that Mariah says its his from now on. He asks Faith about her plans for the day, but she brushes him off and runs up to her room. As for Mariah, she intends to spend the day watching TV, inside where its warm, but then Nick arrives. He recruits Mariah and Faith to create a banner and attend the rally. When they leave, Scott tries to duck out with them, but Sharon wont allow it.
At the club: Victoria tells her mother that she has her hands full with Reed. Hes avoiding his dad. Billy approaches and tells Nikki about his encounter with J.T. last night at Victorias. The animosity remains, so Billy intends to take a page out of Reeds book.
At the Abbotts: Yes, Hilary showed tremendous restraint in Canes interview, but Jack wasnt completely happy with it. From now on, shes not to feature Jabot competitors on her show. As producer, he has veto power. Hilary understands but admires Canes resilience. He lost his job and his marriage, but now hes a corporate big shot and the proud father of a newborn. Jack agrees hes a good guy.
Back at Sharons, Mariah makes a call and arranges for a cameraman at the park. While Faith is out of the room, Nick asks how things are going with Scott living there. Specifically, how is Faith accepting it? Mariah tells the truth. Faith seemed OK at first, but she hasnt been too chatty with Scott the last few days. Considering how much Faith loves to talk, thats a major red flag for Nick. Mariah thinks hes quick to judge because he doesnt like Scott. True, but Faith is his kid, and its his job to protect her. Mariah asks him to let her handle it.
At Crimson Lights, Scott continues to evade Sharon, taking one business call after another. She demands he make time for her and they sit at a table. Did she scare him when she said she loved him? Did he feel compelled to say it back?
Again at Sharons, Nick corners Faith and asks how she feels about Scott. She says only that he makes Mom happy, and thats good enough for her. Nick persists. Faith wasnt thrilled at first about his being with Chelsea. Is it kind of like that? She nods. He encourages her to give Scott a chance.
At the Abbotts': Hilary and Jack chat about Dina and again about Cane. Did Hilary mention she visited him at the hospital? She shows Jack a picture of her holding the baby. Jack thinks she looks like a natural, but Hilary is quick to object. No kids for her.
As Billy and Victoria prepare to leave the club, he suggests she try to relax a little and enjoy the holiday---decorate, bake cookies, and so on. OK, she says. Hes invited to the house to do those things and he can bring Phyllis. Seriously? Of course. Shes a part of his life now and so a part of the childrens. Talk turns to work, or the lack of it. Billy is enjoying his free time, and Victoria likes being back at Newman, at least for now. Look at the two of them, Billy remarks. Friends again. She agrees, and it feels good.
Mariah, Faith, and Nick join the throng already at Chancellor Park. While Nick runs along to tend to preparations, Mariah tries to get Faith to confide in her using every trick she can think of. Faith resents being treated like a kid and walks away.
Hilary, still at Jacks, gets a call about the rally. Jack is ready to dive in and help, but Hilary reminds him he has a full plate right now, with his mom and Jabot. She offers to help him. Jack jokes that she must be going soft: first cuddling babies and now this. The subject of Christmas comes up. She had planned to work through it, but Jack invites her to spend it with the Abbotts. Well, they *are* business partners . . . , she rationalizes. Shes touched and accepts.
At Crimson Lights, Scott apologizes. Sharon deserves his honesty, but hed rather talk somewhere more private. On the patio, Jack runs into Nikki. Hes there on a pastry run for Dina, who has her ups and downs. Nikki admires him for taking on such a challenge. Turning attention away from himself, he can tell shes wrestling with something and asks what it is. Theyre no longer romantically involved, but theyre still friends. Nikki did something impulsive that could destroy her. She struck back at Victor but gives no further details. Jack urges her to mitigate the damage before whatever it is spirals out of control. He learned that lesson the hard way.
Chelsea finds Nick alone at the park, rolling up his banners. She assumes the protest was a bust, but no. The turnout was great. She feels guilty for missing it and promises to be at the next one. She admits she had her misgivings about Nicks taking on his dad, but shes proud of him and pledges her full support.
At a club table, Mariah tries again to get Faith to open up. If Faith doesnt want to be treated like a kid, then she should stop acting like one. Faith finally reveals that she went to the park alone to go ice-skating, against her mothers orders, and she saw Scott there. He wasnt alone. He was with Abby, and he kissed her.
At home, Scott says Sharons declaration of love didnt scare him. It moved him, but hes inexperienced with long-term relationships and was overwhelmed. Sharon doesnt understand. He accepted her invitation to move into her home. What did he expect to happen? Didnt he realize his casual approach to their relationship would hurt her?
At the athletic club bar, Devon runs into Hilary and inquires about her holiday plans. With a big smile, she tells him shell be with the Abbotts. Good for her. If her plans change, though, she should let him know.
At Sharons: Scott is ready to man up. He took stock of his feelings and knows for certain he wants to be with Sharon. Shes unlike anyone hes ever known, and he loves her now and forever. Thats just what she wanted to hear.
Nikki finds Victoria at Newman Enterprises and asks to speak in private. Inside Victors office, Nikki confesses that she stole money from Victor and sent it to an offshore account. Now J.T. is on the case, and if he finds out . . . Victoria finishes her thought: Nikki could go to prison.
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