Young and the Restless Recap Friday, January 4: Billy Wants To Try Again, Victoria Puts The Brakes On

Young and the Restless Recap Friday, January 4: Billy Wants To Try Again, Victoria Puts The Brakes On Young and the Restless” (YR) recap for Friday, January 4, 2019, reveals that over at the Abbott mansion, Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Kerry Johnson (Alice Hunter) arrive back from Bora Bora. They kiss and cuddle until Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) appears. Jack shows off photos from their trip and gifts Billy with a straw beach hat. Kerry steps out to make calls and Billy notes how fast Jack’s new relationship’s moving. Jack’s very happy. Billy updates his brother on the Newmans’ troubles.

Jack won’t lose sleep about Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), but is concerned about Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). Billy relays he’s been helping Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) and they kissed. He’s crazy about her. Jack advises that Billy must be certain it’s what he really wants before committing, and suggests making a gesture to show her what she means to him. This gives Billy an idea.

At the hospital, Victoria Newman tells Nikki Newman she cannot confess to the police and reminds her they don’t have J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) body and can’t convict Victor Newman. He will fight this with everything he has and survives it. She can’t say the same for Nikki, who would never fully recover in prison. Nikki promises to wait and see what happens.

After, Victoria meets with her therapist, who wonders why she feels responsible for her father’s arrest. Victoria explains if she hadn’t brought J.T. back into her life, none of this would be happening and thinks everyone is suffering because of her bad choice. The therapist asks how she’s managing her anxiety. Victoria reveals she kissed two men in one day and is going out of her mind. One was her ex-husband the other a man she worked with who was a liar and cheater. She denies an underlying attraction. The therapist wonders if she’ll reunite with Billy Abbott. Victoria says he makes her happy, but questions how she can say that then kiss a man she loathes. They discuss Billy’s issues.

Victoria believes he’s changed, but questions if she can trust her instincts. The therapist recommends an honest conversation with Billy before moving forward. Meanwhile, Nate Hastings (Brooks Darnell) checks on Nikki, who wants to go home. Nate wants her vitals to be stronger first. After, Nikki demands a nurse bring her the paperwork to sign herself out. Once dressed, she phones and adds her name to Victor’s visitor’s list.

At the Ashby house, Jill Abbott (Jess Walton) senses Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) is a million miles away. He confides he feels he’s letting Lily Ashby (Christel Khalil) down. Jill urges him to confide in her since she’s seen and done it all. Cane admits he kissed another woman. Jill demands, “Who is she?” Cane replies it doesn’t matter and she’s the last woman he’d want to have female companionship with. Jill thinks his anger swept him away.

Cane is consumed with guilt and decides he’ll tell Lily the truth. Jill worries the kiss meant more than he’s admitting, but Cane denies it. Jill advises him never to breathe a word of it to Lily. Cane questions this, but Jill points out Lily will be in prison wondering what he’s doing and who he’s doing it with. Jill advises he stay away from the woman he kissed, who sounds like trouble.

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Back over at the Abbott mansion, Jack Abbott is surprised to see Jill Abbott, as Billy Abbott neglected to mention she was in town. Jill relays she and Colin Atkinson (Tristan Rogers) are on a break and that it is a messy situation. Jack’s sorry to hear it. Jill asks if he’s heard from Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson). Jack replies, “Radio silence.” They discuss him being an official Abbott again.

Jill hugs Jack and tells him John would be proud of him as Kerry Johnson reappears. She’s taken aback at the scene. Jack introduces the women and explains Jill was married to his father and is Billy’s mother. Kerry’s glad she’s not another ex-wife. Jill grimaces, and Jack confesses they weren’t always platonic. As he flounders over them having more than one dalliance, Jill jumps in to assure Kerry they’re just friends. Kerry shrugs it off but looks unsettled as she leaves.

At Victoria Newman’s place, she tells Billy Abbott she has strong feelings for him, but she’s worried about history repeating itself. Victoria doesn’t want to try again, fail, and break the kids’ hearts. Billy thinks the time they’ve spent together feels right. He pulls out the straw hat and recalls Jamaica. He remembers why he asked her to be his wife. He’s not proposing but feels those same things now. Victoria warns they can’t go back, but Billy wants to have a new beginning. He moves in for a kiss, but Victoria pulls back. “We can’t, Billy. Not yet.” They can go very slow.

At the Athletic Club bar, Nate Hastings talks to Cane Ashby about Victor Newman’s plan to run with Nikki Newman, and Cane recalls wanting to take Lily Ashby and the kids to Australia.

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