Young and the Restless Recap Monday, January 7: Nikki Confesses Drinking, Victor Promises To Make Everything Better

Young and the Restless Recap Monday, January 7: Nikki Confesses Drinking, Victor Promises To Make Everything Better Young and the Restless” (YR) recap for Monday, January 7, 2019 reveals that over at Rey Rosales’ (Jordi Vilasuso) apartment, Mia Rosales (Sasha Calle) tells Rey about a flattering article on him.

He teases her, and they share a kiss as he heads out for work. Later, just out of the shower, Mia screams when Arturo Rosales (Jason Canela) enters. She accuses him of barging in, but he explains Sharon McAvoy (Sharon Case) gave him a key to fix their furnace. Mia rants about Sharon having the Rosales brothers wrapped around her fingers.

They bicker as she tries to get him to leave, then announces if he’s staying, she’s staying. As he works, they debate about a TV he once borrowed then talk turns to Rey. Mia assures him they are happy. Arturo tells Mia that Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway) is special to him and there’s no drama. Mia replies, “Sounds boring.” But they toast to both of them getting what they want.

Later, Mia approaches Arturo and thanks him for talking to her and is glad they can be friends again. Arturo muses that he wasn’t the person he wanted to be back when he was with Mia and he has matured. They recall their intense arguments and passionate make-up sessions. Arturo finishes the repair and Mia thanks him with a hug. Arturo says he’ll see her around and leaves.

At Victoria Newman’s (Amelia Heinle) house, Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) feels ‘taking it slow’ is code for not wanting to get back together. Victoria is confused and doesn’t feel grounded and says she is still being affected by what happened with J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) Billy agrees to take it slow. They’re kissing when Reed Hellstrom (Tristan Lake Leabu) enters and observes, “Guess you’ve moved on from Dad.” Billy and Victoria try to convince him they’re not getting together right now.

Reed has nothing against Billy, it just threw him. Victoria suggests Reed go back to school, but he can’t while his grandfather’s accused of murdering his father. After, Victoria briefs Billy on Reed and Charlie Ashby’s (Noah Alexander) confession to Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), who won’t involve the police. Billy feels bad for pressuring her to reunite. She reassures him, and asks him to stay. They embrace. Reed reappears and Billy advises him to stop running from his problems.

Victoria urges him to start by believing in his grandfather. Reed sobs the loss of J.T. and says he never got a chance to say goodbye and needs to do that. He proposes a memorial, and Billy feels they could do it there. Victoria agrees; if that’s what Reed wants, they’ll do it.

In the Athletic Club, Sharon McAvoy bickers with Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) about Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), as her daughter thinks they should write off his arrest to karma. Sharon can’t let Victor take the blame for a murder he didn’t commit. Mariah argues he won’t be convicted, and warns Sharon not to keep trying to convince Rey Rosales that Victor’s innocent.

At the police station, a weak Nikki Newman greets Victor Newman as he’s brought into the interrogation room. They embrace. Victor assures her he’ll free himself from these ridiculous charges. She counters he wouldn’t be there if not for her. Victoria Newman learns she checked herself out of the hospital, and is upset. Nikki explains there’s a terrible thing he has to know and this whole mess is her fault.

She confesses she was drunk when the hit-and-run occurred. Victor wonders if her relapse had to do with what happened to J.T. Hellstrom. Nikki replies, “Yes.” She can’t get the image of him hurting Victoria out of her mind. Victor feels protective, and so does Nikki and she wants to get him out of there. Victor says, “Leave that to me.” Nikki’s not sure she can.

Victor wonders why she’s so certain he’s innocent, but knows it’s because she loves him. Nikki has another reason and says she knows who killed J.T. Victor shushes her and advises her never to say those words again. Once he’s cleared, he’ll take care of everything else. He reiterates, “Don’t ever talk about this again.”

Elsewhere, Rey Rosales wonders why Sharon McAvoy hasn’t mentioned Victor Newman’s arrest. She feigns disinterest, then questions if he got the right man. Rey insists his case is solid, and becomes suspicious about whether Sharon actually wants him to solve the murder. Mariah Copeland appears and tells him that’s ridiculous. When Rey takes a call, Mariah argues with Sharon, who hisses she can handle Rey.

He rejoins them, and Mariah goes. Sharon tells Rey she’s just worried about Nikki Newman and Rey. Victor’s not the kind of man who forgives or forgets. Rey shrugs that he can hate him from behind bars. He assures her he wouldn’t want an innocent man to go down for a murder he didn’t commit. Sharon says she has to go.

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