Today on The Young and the Restless
, Jack (Peter Bergman
) complains to Ben (Billy Warlock) about the op-eds skewering him in the papers. Sharon (Sharon Case
) is still adamant that they can't go public with the audio tape introduced in yesterday's episode of The Young and the Restless
that proves that Victor (Eric Braeden
) was the source of the leak of Jack's fraud.
At the hospital, Dr. Webb tells the Newmans plus JT (Thad Luckenbill) that Victoria (Amelia Heinle
) is currently stable and that there is a 50 percent chance that the baby, which only had 23 weeks to develop in utero, of having severe disabilities.
Cane (Daniel Goddard
) is at work, but daydreams about hugging Lily (Christel Khalil
At the GCAC, Colleen (Tammin Sursok) is at work, and Lily tells her that she's entering the Jabot contest.
At the coffeehouse, Amber (Adrienne Frantz
), wearing a huge red wig and sunglasses and trying to talk like a 45-year-old chain smoker, sidles up to Kevin (Greg Rikaart
). He doesn't recognize her, and when she reveals her identity, she tells him that she's going to try o enter the Jabot contest in cognito. Kevin reminds her that she's wasting her time because she's not allowed to enter anyway.
Sharon, Jack and Ben listen to the audio tape of Victor and Ji Min's conversation. Sharon advises Jack to take a few days before deciding what to do with the tape, but Ben says that they have to go public with it now. Daniel (Michael Graziadei
) comes over with some files that Jack needed. Sharon decides to go to the hospital before they all have to go to Madison for Jack's senate ethics committee hearing.
At the hospital, Nikki (Melody Scott Thomas) asks Phyllis (Michelle Stafford
) and Nick (Joshua Morrow
) whether they think she did the right thing in fighting for the baby. She's afraid that her grand-fetus is not going to make it, and is second-guessing the choice she made.
Amber and Kevin arrive at the GCAC to see if she can hoodwink Cane. I'm sorry, she wants to enter the Faces of Jabot contest, but why is she dressed and acting like an aging prostitute? I highly doubt that this is the kind of look Jabot is going for. Looks like her disguise is working, though, because Cane smiles at her.
The doctor lets Nikki and Victor go into Victoria's room to visit with her.
Daniel asks if he can go to Madison with them so that he can give more support. Jack agrees. Ben suggests one more time that he should release the tape, and reminds him that women are his weakness so he shouldn't listen to Sharon. Finally, Jack agrees, but he doesn't want to leak it to the press. He wants to give the tape to the DA.
Sharon rushes over to the hospital and gets an update from Victor. She tells him that no matter what happens between him and Jack, she wants to remain friends. He is appreciative and gives her a hug.
Nikki is worried that when Victoria wakes up, she'll blame her for not fighting hard enough for the baby.
Cane is chatting up in cognito prostitute Amber. She claims to be a freelance travel writer and just came back from the Australian outback. Cane says that he'd like to read one of her articles when it comes out. Lily comes in and asks Kevin when the Jabot contest starts. Amber gets up to leave when Cane gets a work call, and bumps into LIly. Amber drops her cell phone in the process. Lily and Cane recognize the phone as Amber's, but Kevin jumps in and tries to cover for her.
Victor finally admits to Nikki that he doesn't want to fight anymore and understands why she did what she did. Sharon and Nick tell JT about when Noah was born. He was a preemie as well, and because of complications with the pregnancy, they almost had to choose between saving Sharon or saving Noah. But he was 28 weeks when he was born; Victoria's baby is only 23 weeks.
Amber crows that nobody recognized her, and convinces Kevin to find a way to get her into the contest. Daniel comes in and immediately recognizes Amber.
Cane and Lily make cute with discussions about music. He compliments her on her beautiful smile, and tells her to smile just like that when she submits her tape for Faces of Jabot.
Maggie (Tammy Lauren) talks with Paul (Doug Davidson
) at the coffeehouse when Ben Hollander runs in and gives her the audio tape. He tells her that there will be enough evidence on the tape to begin investigating Victor Newman.
Dr. Webb tells the Newmans that Victoria's condition has not changed and he can't make any predictions about when or even if she will come out of the coma.
Sharon goes home to tell Jack the sad news. Jack replies that Ben has brought the tape over to the police.
Kevin adds one word to the rules of the contest so now only current
family members are not allowed to enter the contest, meaning that technically Amber can enter now.
Nikki is devastated that Victoria may never wake up.
Sharon and Jack continue to bicker. At the coffeehouse, Maggie listens to the tape. She snarks to Ben that she'll take care of the tape. Gosh, I sure hope that Ben didn't give her the original. Paul comes back and Maggie tells him that she had Zapato's hair tested and it's a closer match to the dog hair found on Ji Min, and now the tape she further corroborates Victor as another suspect.
Next on The Young and the Restless
, Jill and Gloria want to testify against Jack as the ghost of John Abbott looks on, Kevin tells Lauren that Jana wants to marry him even though she said no.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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