“Young and the Restless” (YR) recap for Thursday, January 31, 2019, reveals that over at Jabot, Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (Tracey E. Bergman) finds Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) and questions him about a photo shoot. He’s on top of it and has two scorching hot guys as models. Lauren needs him to deliver. After, Kyle gets a message that the models are stuck in New York. He starts making calls and Lauren reappears to ask about his plan. Kyle assures her he’ll make the shoot happen.
At the ranch, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) doesn’t respond when Katie asks if she wants to meet her new friend. She flashes to J.T. Hellstrom’s (Thad Luckinbill) murder while reading an article about Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) awaiting trial, and yells, “Stop!” Katie asks if she’s okay. Nikki takes Katie to play as someone watches and listens on the spy cam.
At home, Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Phyllis Summers (Gina Tognoni) are glad they’re past their issues and canoodle. Summer Newman (Hunter King) is eating and would rather not watch. She asks if they’re serious. Phyllis muses they don’t know what the future holds, and they agree they love each other. Summer thinks they’re keeping it casual because they’re rebounding. Talk turns to Victor Newman. Nick plans to clear him. Summer asks if they’ve any idea who killed J.T. Hellstrom. Phyllis wants to change the subject, as Summer reflects on dating jerks. Nick advises her not to let what happened to Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) stop her from putting herself out there. After, Phyllis feels guilty about lying to her daughter.
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Over at Victoria Newman’s place, she is displeased to find Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) in her house and informs him he should have called and the kids aren’t there. He wants to talk, but she feels there’s nothing left to say after Billy told her she was incapable of feeling. Billy blames Phyllis Summers for blowing things up. Victoria counters she told the truth.
They rehash him going to Lily Ashby (Christel Khalil) and deliberately hurting people. Billy doesn’t think Victoria’s cold, but she does. He keeps pushing to talk, but Victoria rebuffs him. Billy finally says Phyllis encouraged him to go there. He wants to try and earn Victoria’s love and trust, and adds, “We can do this.” Victoria questions him bringing Phyllis into this. He thinks it’s a good idea if it gets him Victoria. She sighs; she doesn’t want to be pressured. Billy thinks she’s making excuses to keep from being happy. Victoria replies, “We’re done.”
At Crimson Lights patio, Ana Hamilton (Loren Lott) wants Fenmore Baldwin (Zach Tinder) to put his phone down and focus. Fenmore brags his phone is blowing up now that he’s a recording star. She argues one song doesn’t make a star. Inside, Kyle Abbott still can’t find models. He spots Fenmore and Ana and asks about Lily Ashby’s modeling agency.
Ana says it’s not operating while Lily’s in prison. Fenmore and Kyle start snarking as Fenmore brags about getting lit with Summer Newman. Kyle calls him a jerk. Ana interrupts and reminds Fenmore they’re getting nothing done. Later, Ana becomes frustrated again and calls Fen out for wanting to be a star, not to put in the work. She takes off, and Fenmore gets a call. He asks, “You want me to do what?”
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At Jabot, Phyllis Summers warns Kyle Abbott not to mess up this shoot. Lauren Fenmore Baldwin appears and announces she found one replacement model. Kyle can’t wait to meet him. They head to the studio, where Kyle still can’t find another model. Fenmore appears and his mom asked him to fill in. Kyle’s taken aback, then decides he should be the second model; he’ll school Fenmore.
Phyllis Summers thinks this will be amazing. The shoot gets underway with Fenmore and Kyle getting shirtless while they snark at one another. Fenmore is stoked to hear he’s getting paid. Phyllis wants some shots of Fenmore, and Kyle lets him know his career holds more weight than being a singer. Later, Kyle runs into Summer and asks about her night with Fenmore. Summer thinks he’s jealous of her dating life. Kyle thinks Fenmore is using her and doesn’t want to see her hurt. Phyllis appears and talks about Kyle’s smoldering photo shoot. Summer muses, “No surprises there.”
Nick Newman arrives at the ranch and Nikki Newman tells him Katie’s playing in Victor Newman’s office. She admits she can’t stop worrying about Victor, and Nick reassures her. Nikki declares she can’t let him go into court and be hammered by Christine Williams (Lauralee Bell). Nick says, “Mom. No way.”
He wants her to trust Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) and the legal system – she must promise not to turn herself in. They debate more until Nikki promises she won’t go to the cops. Nick’s pleased she’s taking care of herself. Katie reappears, and Nick goes. Someone watches as Nikki naps while Katie plays. Later, the sound of a glass breaking wakes Nikki up and Katie’s gone. Nikki searches and calls, “Katie? Where are you, honey?”
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