“Young and the Restless” (YR) recap for Thursday, January 17, 2019, reveals that over at the Ashby house, Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) tells the twins his visit with Lily Ashby (Christel Khalil) was good. Mattie Ashby (Lexie Stevenson) finds it strange she wasn’t eager to hear her essay and decides there’s something Cane’s not telling them. Cane insists some things are personal between a couple. Charlie Ashby (Noah Alexander) is glad they worked out their issues. Cane muses, “Yeah…”
At Victoria Newman’s (Amelia Heinle) place, Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) reminds her it’s been three years since his hit-and-run. They recall how they reunited after Delia appeared to him. Victoria wonders if that’s why he’s there. Billy thinks about them as a family again but understands she needs time. Victoria agrees to a lunch date.
At the ranch, Phyllis Summers (Gina Tognoni) confronts Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) about Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) knowing Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) didn’t kill J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) Nikki advises her to drop it, but she won’t. Nikki admits she confessed to her son.
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) January 17, 2019
At Crimson Lights, Fenmore Baldwin (Zach Tinder) hears his new song playing and thanks Sharon McAvoy (Sharon Case), who explains it’s an online playlist. Fenmore giggles. Sharon hopes his career goes better than Tessa Porter (Cait Fairbanks). Fenmore learns she was dropped from the label and it’s a reality check. Later, Nikki Newman, Victoria Newman, and Phyllis Summers join Sharon, who learns Nikki confessed to Nick Newman. Sharon’s appalled.
Nikki protests she had no choice and the fireplace poker showed up when he was there. Does Phyllis feel Nikki made the wrong choice and wonders what do they do now? They agree someone knows and is trying to get them to turn on each other. Phyllis worries Nick will lead the charge to prove Victor Newman’s innocent and now must keep his ‘secret’ from her. Victoria and Phyllis bicker about Nick, Billy Abbott, and Phyllis’ reveal to Reed Hellstrom (Tristan Lake Leabu).
After Victoria leaves, Phyllis tells Sharon the Newmans are hanging them out to dry. Phyllis warns she won’t go down for this and exits. Sharon tells Nikki she broke their agreement, but she has to trust her at least for now. Nikki argues she tried to protect her and Phyllis. Sharon sighs and offers Nikki a room at her house. Nikki wants to stay at the ranch and catch whoever’s tormenting them.
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) January 17, 2019
At the penthouse, Ana Hamilton ( Loren Lott) looks on as Devon Hamilton (Bryton James) updates Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) on Fenmore Baldwin’s single. Neil asks about the songwriter. Devon admits he’s determined to stay anonymous. Neil warns that could be a problem. Ana insists he hates the spotlight and will walk if they push him. Devon feels they should proceed without a contract.
Neil warns devon Neil muses, “For now.” Devon updates his father that he’s getting his life back on track and Neil shares he’ll be splitting his time between Lakewood and Genoa City. Fenmore Baldwin arrives and Devon Hamilton thinks he can stop waiting tables and tells his numbers are better than hoped. While Ana Hamilton and Fenmore get champagne, Neil Winters remains concerned about the mystery songwriter and reminds Devon that Tessa Porter stole her lyrics.
Devon reassures him and announces he wants the guy to write Fenmore’s whole album. Ana suggests he offer the songwriter an advance. Devon suggests they buy the song outright and the writer forfeits future profits. Ana agrees. Fenmore blurts, “No! Why would your friend do that?” Ana says her friend wants the money now. Later, Devon calls Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) to find the guy who wrote Fen’s song through his LLC.
At the Club, Cane Ashby and Neil Winters discuss Lily Ashby. Neil assures Cane he’s entitled to his feelings too. Cane’s distracted when Victoria Newman arrives with Billy Abbott, then tells Neil about Lily’s letter and their abbreviated visit. It feels like her prison life is becoming more important than her family. Neil insists Cane must be able to support whoever Lily is when she gets out. At their table, Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott toast to new beginnings. Phyllis Summers appears.
Victoria learns Phyllis and Billy discussed Reed Hellstrom and thinks Phyllis should focus on Nick Newman. Phyllis relays that’s exactly what she told Billy when he asked her to get back together before Christmas. Billy confirms it’s true, and Victoria’s walking out on him when Cane asks when he can pick up his scarf. She tells him to follow her to the house now. Billy finds Phyllis and confronts her. Phyllis thinks she did Victoria a favor. Billy sees now that he hurt Jack for no reason. Phyllis asks why he tried to get back with her then. Billy points out it was a bad impulse and that Victoria is the love of his life.
At Crimson Lights, Fenmore Baldwin grills Ana Hamilton about her reasons for not wanting royalties. Ana needs him to trust her and eventually, she’ll tell Devon Hamilton she wrote the song.
Back at Victoria Newman’s place, flustered, she vents to Cane Ashby about Billy Abbott only wanting her after Phyllis Summers turned him down. Cane’s in no position to judge and relays that he sometimes feels ‘out there by himself’ with Lily Ashby gone. Victoria understands. He’s about to leave when she stops him. They commiserate and start kissing.
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) January 18, 2019
Back at the ranch, Nikki Newman hears a noise, then a door opening. She gets a gun as another noise comes. A shadow appears on the wall and she fires. And that’s a wrap. Don’t forget to check often with Soap Opera Spy for all your soap needs!
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