The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers document that Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters) believe they have truth on their side. The love they affirmed through a recent marriage ceremony also lifts this couple’s hopes as they deepen their fight against the duo they consider to be their enemy.
Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) was certain that Diane’s return to the living in Genoa City, Wisconsin, spelled doom for Jack. She sees his realized marriage to her as proof of that.
Abby Newman Abbott (Melissa Ordway) does not believe Tucker McCall (Trevor St. John) is not behind her mother’s desire to battle at Jabot. But viewers know Tucker’s play with Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) puts him in the crosshairs of a separate power struggle.
The Young And The Restless Spoilers – Traci Abbott’s Call Temporarily Heeded
A recent soft episode had the Abbott family’s voice of reason, Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland), broker a temporary cessation of activities between her siblings. Jack and Ashley heeded her call to stop fighting and have a nice chat in the fabled front-facing living room setting.
But that peace talk proved momentary, as both sides returned to their stations. Jack and Ashley are entrenched in thinking their view supports the legacy John Abbott (Jerry Douglas) created.
Y&R Spoilers – Jack Abbott Holds Current Power
Jack is the Chief Executive Officer at Jabot. He feels that the title suits him based on decades of loyalty and Ashley’s quixotic tenure with the family business.
Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) became Jack’s third handpicked co-CEO. He followed Kyle Abbot (Michael Mealor) and Adam Newman (Mark Grossman), whose short run led to Billy’s return to the company.
Jack liked Diane’s idea to use Billy as a Trojan Horse. The goal was for Billy and Jack to have a public falling out that Ashley and Tucker would witness. It proved successful, with Ashley believing her younger brother agrees with her about Diane.
The Young And The Restless Spoilers – Ashley Abbott Wins The Long Game?
Ashley wants to save Jabot by ousting Diane. Having failed at preventing Jack from being overtaken by his now-wife, Ashley’s next move is to use Billy as a weapon.
Billy appears to be following Diane’s game. But Thompson’s character let Tucker have it, implying that a different outcome could be had.
Jack and Ashley generally fight, stop interacting, and then eventually makeup. Collateral damage is one consequence, as all in proximity of the fight suffer great stress. But Billy stands at the center of this mess and can implement Traci’s mature approach and stifle Jack and Ashley by siding with neither sibling but rather doing what is best for them and Jabot on Y&R.