“The Young and the Restless” (YR) recap for Friday, January 11, 2019 reveals that over at Victoria Newman’s (Amelia Heinle) place, Victoria and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) attempt to keep Phyllis Summers (Gina Tognoni) from speaking, but she’s determined to be honest.
Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) intervenes, but Phyllis continues with why is everyone afraid of the truth? Victoria asks Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) to escort her out, but Reed Hellstrom (Tristan Lake Leabu) wants the truth about his father. Phyllis reveals J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) physically and emotionally abused Victoria. Reed protests and urges his mom to set her straight. Victoria murmurs, “I never wanted you to find out about it…not like this.” Reed trashes J.T.’s picture and runs upstairs.
Victoria addresses the room, now that Reed knows there’s no reason to keep quiet and she doesn’t think J.T. loved her. She then says love doesn’t hurt like that and it happens in many homes, and it’s important to speak up. Mackenzie Hellstrom (Kelly Kruger) adds that part of her mourns J.T., but another part of her finally feels safe and Victoria’s not alone. Traci Abbott’s (Beth Maitland) heart breaks for what they’ve endured. Mackenzie and Victoria make a pact to bury the bad and move on. Nearby, Nikki realizes Phyllis thought she was going to confess, but complains it wasn’t her truth to tell and she hopes she sleeps well. Phyllis hasn’t slept well since J.T. died.
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) January 11, 2019
Before leaving, Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) tells Victoria he’s deeply and truly sorry. Across the room, Phyllis can’t explain herself to Nick. Billy tells Phyllis, “Just when I think you can’t get any worse, you pull another trick out of your sleeve.” Once everyone but family is gone, Reed reappears. Victoria tells her son she wanted to protect him. Reed asks if he hit her. Victoria reveals he grabbed her throat.
Reed’s so sorry. They embrace as he sobs. Nick, Nikki, and Billy look on grimly. Later, Billy wonders why she told Phyllis but not him. Victoria says it’s a long story. Billy tears up as she reveals how scared she was of J.T. Billy wishes he was still alive so he could kill him. He’s proud of how she handled herself. Victoria credits having the right person in her corner and she’s glad Billy’s there and still loves him.
Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso) is driving with Sharon McAvoy (Sharon Case) while on duty when they hit black ice. They come to a stop and are relieved not to have hit anything. Rey’s about to slowly head home but the car won’t start. They find a motel, but the room only has one bed. Sharon calls home and gives Rey privacy to do the same.
— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) January 12, 2019
At the apartment, Mia Rosales (Noemi Gonzalez) is freezing and cuddles up to Arturo Rosales (Jason Canela) for body warmth. They reminisce about the first time she cut his hair and laugh about how wild they were and how serious Rey Rosales was. Arturo adds he has something good with Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway), but seems affected by Mia.
Rey calls. She tells him she’s ‘staying warm’ and learns he has to stay in a motel for the night. After, Arturo feels as though they were doing something wrong. He learns his friend has arrived with the furnace and exits. Later, Arturo’s fixed the furnace and Mia throws herself into his arms in appreciation. He suggests they let Sharon McAvoy know it’s repaired.
In the motel, Rey Rosales disconnects from Mia Rosales as Sharon McAvoy reappears. She’s glad to hear the heat seems to be back on, and notes he didn’t mention he wasn’t alone. They prepare for bed. Sharon begins removing her dress and Rey, on a chair, turns away.
Sharon: “Any idea how to pass the time?”
Sharon throws a pillow: “Oh, Rosales, grow up!”
Sharon: “Are we ever gonna get any sleep tonight?”
Rey: “By my calculations, no.”
Sharon: “So, what do you want to do?”
— Kim Huck (@acejordan23) January 11, 2019
Once she’s in bed, Rey removes his shirt. They realize they’re not tired. Sharon wonders if he has any ideas how to pass the time and he raises an eyebrow. She throws a pillow at him. They are debating about Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) when Sharon realizes Mia’s calling her. She lets it go to voicemail. As Rey struggles to get comfortable, Sharon invites him into the bed. With their backs to one another, they wish each other sweet dreams.
In Mia Rosales’ apartment, Arturo Rosales calls Sharon McAvoy’s landline and Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) tells him she’s stuck somewhere overnight with car trouble. Mia Rosales realizes she’s with Rey Rosales. Arturo tries to reassure her they’re not hooking up, but Mia feels foolish. She’s certain Rey doesn’t love her anymore and she’s an obligation. Arturo holds her as she cries. Mia decides this is her karma for breaking Rey’s heart. Arturo reminds her she’s smart, funny and beautiful, and they nearly kiss. Arturo pulls away and says he can’t do this, and neither should she.
At the Abbott mansion, Abby Newman looks at Arturo Rosales’ picture and smiles.
At the ranch, Nick Newman offers to stick around, but Nikki Newman is going to get some sleep. Nick’s on his way out, when Nikki sees the fireplace poker on the hearth and screams. Nick returns. Nikki hollers at him not to touch it – it’s a murder weapon. Nick asks how she’d know that. Nikki intones, “Because I killed JT.”
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