“The Young and the Restless” (YR) recap for Monday, March 4, 2019 reveals that over in the courtroom, Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) insists the video was sent to her anonymously. Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) questions her not telling any of the women they were being spied upon and wonders why the video was on Dark Horse’s server.
Mariah out that blurts no one from Dark Horse sent it to her. Michael asks how she’d know that unless she knows who sent it? Sharon McAvoy (Sharon Case) hisses at Brittany Hodges (Lauren Woodland) to stop this.
Brittany takes over from Michael and ties the women moving the rug to Sharon’s claim they were purging Victoria Newman’s (Amelia Heinle) closet – it makes sense. Christine Williams (Lauralee Bell) tells the judge Phyllis Summers (Gina Tognoni) is parking, so they take a recess.
Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victoria whisper about Phyllis, while Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) asks Michael why he pressured Mariah. Michael was laying the groundwork in case they have to expose the blackmail.
Across the room, Brittany tells Sharon that Michael will sacrifice Mariah and Tessa Porter (Cait Fairbanks) if it helps his case. Meanwhile, Mariah worries to Tessa if the truth about the video comes out they’re both going down.
Young And The Restless – Billy Complains To Jack About Phyllis
Nearby, Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) complains to Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Kerry Johnson (Alice Hunter) that Victoria doesn’t deserve this and he blames Phyllis. Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) steps out as Phyllis arrives; she promises to do everything she can to put an end to this.
Inside the courtroom, Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway) and Jack discuss Lola Rosales’ (Sasha Calle) condition before agreeing that the video of the women carrying the rug out of the house was horrible. It breaks her heart to think of what her sister went through.
Outside the door, Summer Newman (Hunter King) finds Phyllis Summers gathering herself and hoping she can make the jury understand how terrifying that night was for them. Nick Newman reappears and bickers with Summer about whether Phyllis is doing this for the right reasons – she’s saving herself. Phyllis asks him to give her a chance.
On the stand, Phyllis describes J.T. Hellstrom’s (Thad Luckinbill) abuse and confirms Nikki Newman was heartbroken and angry to hear about it as any mother would be. Christine has her go over how they heard J.T. in the house and how they saw him pinning Victoria against the wall and pounding his fist beside her head.
Phyllis testifies that she and Sharon froze in the room while Nikki acted instinctively by picking up the fireplace poker. Chris forces her demonstrate what happened for the court. Phyllis struggles as she’s forced to admit J.T. was facing away from Nikki, but points out he was terrorizing Victoria.
Young And The Restless – Phyllis Hollers At Christine
She then tells the judge she knows the law and J.T. was a threatening intruder. Christine argues he lived there and may have avoided the front door simply because he saw Nikki’s car in the driveway. Phyllis hollers that she’s twisting everything. Christine tells the jury Nikki did not ask J.T. to stop before hitting him. She establishes they buried him in the park and yells it’s not self-defence, it’s murder. The judge warns her as Michael Baldwin objects. Christine’s done with the witness.
Michael cross-examines Phyllis and points out there’s no proof J.T. is dead before questioning her crazy tale and why she can’t explain J.T. body not being found in Chancellor Park. He makes her admit she despises Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and suggests she might like Victoria to go to jail to keep her from reuniting with Billy Abbott.
He paints her deal as a desperate attempt to save her own skin. Brittany takes over and runs down Phyllis’ past with Sharon, and notes if Sharon went to jail she’d eliminate not one, but two, rivals. Nikki, Victoria, and Sharon confer – the lawyers did a number on her, which she deserved, but it might be bad for them. Nikki’s not surprised Nick broke up with Phyllis, and says she was never an ally.
Outside the courtroom, Phyllis protests that she didn’t know Christine would spin things that way. Jack believes she didn’t see it coming, but agrees with Billy after, that they have to get ahead of this – they can’t let her bring the company down with her. Kerry thinks it’s too soon to be talking about Phyllis stepping down. Jack warns her not to trust Phyllis.
Young And The Restless – Summer Is A Potential Donor
Inside, Michael Baldwin complains to the women that they didn’t tell him the background on the video – why do they make this so much harder by keeping secrets. He hisses that they’ll be the ones to pay the price!
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At Crimson Lights, Phyllis asks Summer if she was right to do what she did. She complains that Christine twisted her words – if the other women are found guilty they’ll blame her. Summer says she will stand by her no matter what.
Summer takes a call from Nate Hastings (Brooks Darnell) who reports she’s a potential donor match for Lola and he needs to do further tests to find out if she’s a definitive match. Summer disconnects and exhales. And that’s a wrap. Don’t forget to check often with Soap Opera Spy for all your soap needs!
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