There was always wisdom behind Victor’s (Eric Braeden) words on ‘The Young and the Restless’. He has long referred to Billy (Jason Thompson) as ‘Billy-boy’. Phyllis’ (Gina Tognoni) reactions toward her former crush during Valentine’s week (yes, week, not day) vindicated Victor’s stance once again.
Phyllis was at The Underground with Ravi (Abhi Sinha). It was purely a platonic outing on that day of love. The combined tech teams at Jabot and Fenmore’s were merely enjoying themselves after a day at work. The duo caught Billy’s eye, after which he spoke to Phyllis at her table when she was alone. She brushed him off, needing to again send a direct message that ‘Philly’ was over, finished, done.
Billy just can’t seem to get it through his head that he and Phyllis are finished and never should have been. Last week he impulsively kissed the woman in one of Jabot’s elevators. Yes, she is very attractive and unattached. But her single-status is half his doing and she blames herself, as much as him, for that debacle.
Phyllis and Jack (Peter Bergman) didn’t have the perfect marriage, make that second perfect marriage, as two times wasn’t the charm. However, they were doing fine for years, until the injection of a doppelganger into their lives set a series of destructive events into motion.
That strange soapy story has been told many times and won’t be detailed within this story in order to save digital space and the reader’s certain pain of reliving that rehash. Oh, and Victor was fully responsible for Marco (also played by Bergman), not Billy, in that case.
The former Mrs. Jack Abbott seems determined to not be pulled back into ‘Billy-boy’s’ world gave her. That connection destroyed what was a restored link to the only man she’s ever truly care for.
Longtime Y&R fans know that old-school Phyllis (then played by Michelle Stafford) never loved Danny (Michael Damian). He was purely her obsession, whereas Jack became her soul mate. And the devastating lesson she learned through her connection with Billy drove that point home. As for William, he should remained focused on Vickie (Amelia Heinle) and hope that she gives him yet another chance to prove himself a man.
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