If you caught Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, you saw that Phyllis dyed her hair color blonde, and so too did her portrayer Gina Tognoni. Clearly, it’s a turning point for the character who has been for so long nicknamed “Red” throughout her long, off-again and on-again relationship with Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman).
When Phyllis’ marriage went south, thanks to her affair with Jack’s brother, Billy (Jason Thompson), and her attempts to to patch things up with Jack haven’t worked out so well, Phyllis is ready to move on with a new life and a new job, so she starts with washing that red out to propel her forward. In the episode, when she showed up at Jack’s office, Ashley (Eileen Davidson) noticed her hair color, while Jack, who she was hoping to illicit some response from, said nothing. Phyllis abruptly leaves with a quick, “Goodbye”.
In addition, Y&R played up a bit of the history between Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Phyllis on the episode, who for years had been known as “Phick.” They also are parents to their daughter, Summer (Hunter King). hyllis offered to clean up for Nick at the Underground so he could get to Faith’s (Alyvia Alyn Lind) play. He noted that he was in no hurry; since some ex-wives are easier to deal with than others! Score one for Phyllis, and minus one for Sharon (Sharon Case)!
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