“Young and the Restless” recap for Tuesday, January 1, 2018, reveals that over at Victoria Newman’s (Amelia Heinle) house, she leaves Reed Hellstrom (Tristan Lake Leabu) a voicemail. Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) arrives and Victoria updates him that she needs to find Reed before he does something stupid, and reveals his confession.
Over at the police station, Nate Hastings (Brooks Darnell), Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow), and Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) each stew in separate holding cells. Elsewhere, Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso) tells Christine Williams (Lauralee Bell), “We’re ready.” Christine worries about the risks involved. Rey thinks it’s worthwhile. Nate, Nick, and Victor are brought before them. Victor wants to be booked or released. Christine points out they can hold suspects for 72 hours without charges. Victor bellows, “Where’s my wife?”
Rey insists she’s getting the care she needs and advises what they did is legally classified as kidnapping. Rey pulls Nate into the interrogation room and tries to intimidate him. Nate argues he was caring for his patient and knows Rey’s using him as a pawn to get information on Victor, but in doing so is keeping him from caring for Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). Meanwhile, Christine has Nick and Victor escorted back to their cells as Victoria Newman arrives. Christine won’t answer her questions.
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Rey emerges and Victoria demands to know where her mother is. Rey explains she’s under medical care and asks what she’s doing there. She thought Reed Hellstrom may have come there with questions about his grandmother. After, Christine impresses upon Nate the seriousness of his situation, but he’s only concerned about his patient. Christine decides he should see Nikki, and they leave. Rey then interviews Nick, who cuts to the chase and says he knows what this is about and won’t help him.
Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) awakens in the penthouse and accepts a coffee from Devon Hamilton (Bryton James), who assures him he’s not dead, but passed out before midnight. Cane explains he had to try and forget for one night. Devon assures him that Lily Ashby (Christel Khalil) will get out and they’ll resume their lives. Cane says it’s like she’s a different person. Devon reminds him she’ll always be in his life.
Nikki: “I am nobody’s victim, Christine. Certainly not my husband’s. And obviously Nate and Nicholas are innocent as well. But, if you pursue this, I expect that they will sue you for wrongful prosecution and I will be their lead witness. It’s not worth all that.”#YR pic.twitter.com/T4SsXLzcua
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At the hospital, Nikki Newman calls for a nurse and a police officer appears. She learns Rey Rosales had her phone taken away. Victoria Newman arrives and is told Nikki can’t have visitors, she’s in protective custody. Victoria hollers past the guard to Nikki, letting her know Nick Newman and Victor Newman are at the station. Later, Nate Hastings checks on Nikki as Christine Williams watches. He lets Nikki know he’s facing kidnapping charges and she says that’s ridiculous.
Christine is left alone with Nikki, who informs her a kidnapping never happened and that she begged Victor to get her out, and left of her own free will. She knows Christine and the police want to pin J.T. Hellstrom’s (Thad Luckinbill) death on Victor, so she insisted they leave the country. Christine finds it unbelievable this was Nikki’s idea. Nikki challenges her to put her in front of a judge and threatens to sue for wrongful prosecution. Christine emerges, and Devon Hamilton confronts her about Nate’s arrest. Christine won’t press charges.
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Back at home, Victoria Newman updates Billy Abbott as to what’s happening. Billy thinks Nick Newman and Victor Newman can handle themselves. Victoria worries about Reed Hellstrom and explains how he came to be driving Charlie Ashby’s (Noah Alexander) car. She worries that it was a felony hit-and-run and telling Rey Rosales would end Reed’s life as he knows it. Billy can’t understand how she’s justifying this, given what he went through with Delia. Victoria argues it’s different and she doesn’t want Reed in jail. She needs to talk to Cane Ashby. Billy assures her he’s on her side.
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At the Ashby house, Cane Ashby concedes to Victoria Newman that he knew Charlie Ashby’s girlfriend dumped him and he had a couple of beers. Victoria reveals the kids were responsible for her mother’s hit-and-run.
Cane’s upset that she’s trying to pin it on his family. Victoria points out that Charlie wanted to cover it up and blurts, “He’s just like you, Cane.” They continue arguing and exchanging insults. Victoria rails about how many people Cane’s nearly taken down with him and sneers about his decent wife deserving so much better than him. Cane goes off about the men coming and going from Victoria’s life. He calls her cold, empty and lonely. They both stop, look at each other, then kiss frantically.
Back over at the police station, Christine Williams and Rey Rosales confer and he concedes they’ve nothing to charge Victor Newman with kidnapping, but he wants to book him for J.T. Hellstrom’s murder. Christine argues they don’t have enough, but Rey feels it’s time to act. Rey sends Nick Newman packing, then he and Christine join Victor and inform him he’s being charged with the murder of JT Hellstrom. And that’s a wrap. Don’t forget to check often with Soap Opera Spy for all your latest soap needs!
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