“Young and the Restless” (YR) recap for Wednesday, January 23, 2019, reveals that over at Crimson Lights, Mia Rosales (Noemi Gonzalez), carrying a box, bumps into Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson). He flirts that she was unforgettable from the Jabot launch and she relays she’s renewing her vows today – it’s not for a few more hours if he wants to sweep her off her feet. Billy jokes, “Your husband carries a gun.” Sharon McAvoy (Sharon Case) appears and Mia Rosales (Noemi Gonzalez) ensures she got her invitation for the renewal. Sharon wouldn’t miss it.
At Rey Rosales’ (Jordi Vilasuso) apartment, Arturo Rosales (Jason Canela) arrives and Rey asks him to be his best man. Arturo exhales, then says yes, he’s honored. Rey jokes the bad news is they need tuxes. Arturo teases about his best man speech, then tells Rey he deserves this happiness. Mia Rosales enters and agrees they both deserve it. Mia’s pleased to hear there’s a best man in place. Arturo learns it was her idea.
Rey Rosales joins Sharon McAvoy in the coffee house and apologizes for Mia Rosales blurting out the renewal news. Sharon’s happy for him and won’t let Mia intimidate her out of attending and says they’ve nothing to hide.
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Ana Hamilton (Loren Lott) is writing with earbuds in when Devon Hamilton (Bryton James) startles her entering the penthouse. He asks about her songwriter friend and says they’ll need his name for documents. Ana advises it’s Rezzy. Devon notes it’s flashy.
At Victoria Newman’s (Amelia Heinle) place, Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) arrives and relays that Billy Abbott visited Lily Ashby (Christel Khalil) and told her what happened. Victoria feels he had no right to do that, but observes he was merely the messenger and they did wrong. They laugh that they don’t even like each other and wonder why this is happening. Victoria supposes they’re frustrated with their lives. They begin commiserating – life’s coming at Victoria too fast and Cane feels he’s drowning.
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She thinks copping out is safer than fighting for the thing that’s hard. Cane muses, “Yeah.” He hopes to prove himself to Lily and suggests they keep their distance. Victoria agrees. The doorbell rings and it’s Billy. Cane and Billy argue heatedly until Cane leaves. Billy snarks that he’s trying to blow them up. Victoria asks, “How could you do that to Lily?” They bicker about whether it was his place to tell her.
Victoria wants to be alone and tells Billy this isn’t working. Billy counters he loves her, it didn’t work because she turned to Cane. Victoria complains about him rebounding after Phyllis Summers (Gina Tognoni) turned him down. He feels he did everything right and wonders if she’s capable of caring about anyone any more.
At the Athletic Club, Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) takes a call from Phyllis Summers asking if he can slip away from Dark Horse. He’s too busy. He disconnects as Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) arrives. Nick tells her they need to dig deeper to find out who’s framing Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and that someone knows a lot about what she and Victoria Newman did. Nikki’s glad her son’s back in Victor’s corner. Nick theorizes that if J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) were alive and framing Victor it would explain a lot and wonders who else would have a vendetta big enough to retrieve the poker from the lake?
Nikki Newman rushes out, bumping into a gushing Mia Rosales. After, Nikki calls someone and says they need to talk in person. At the bar, Mia Rosales eyeballs Devon Hamilton and Ana Hamilton, then reminds Devon she’s Lola Rosales’ (Sasha Calle), sister-in-law. She talks up the new restaurant before asking about the Club for her vow renewal. He points out she’s not a member.
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Mia says that her friends are members and Lola’s her maid-of-honor. Devon grins and she reminds him of someone else who never took ‘no’ for an answer. Mia was a huge Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan) fan. Devon has Ana fit it into the schedule. Mia squeals. After, Ana tells Devon she was working him. Devon observes no one works him and sometimes he just lets them think they are. Ana laughs nervously. Later, Nick Newman sits alone looking at a photo of him and Phyllis Summers.
At his penthouse, Devon Hamilton presses to see what’s in Ana Hamilton’s notebook. She says the songwriter’s real name is in there. Devon advises she’s not as good a liar as she thinks she is. He’s found out everything he needs to know about the songwriter and the name on ‘Rezzy’s’ LLC is hers. When he threatens to pull Fenmore Baldwin’s (Zach Tinder) song from distribution, Ana admits she wrote the song.
Back over at Crimson Lights, Mia Rosales runs into Arturo Rosales. He questions her hatching the vow renewal idea right after he threatened to tell Rey Rosales about their encounter. Mia is getting on with her life and suggests he do the same.
At Jabot, Nikki Newman accuses Phyllis Summers of holding onto the fireplace poker to frame Victor Newman for what she did. Phyllis rants. Nikki feels the fool to think they were ever in this together at all and thinks this fits her like a glove. “Tell me I’m wrong,” she urges. Phyllis admits she’s not and she had no intention of going down for this and never threw the poker in the lake.
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