On Thursday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, Jess Walton made another triumphant return as legacy character Jill, who had plenty to say to her son, Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson), and in turn viewers gor to see some screen time between two soap stalwarts.
When Jill returns to Genoa City, she first visits Chancellor Park with Cane (Daniel Goddard), and wants to ensure that Katherine has her own dedication by her major donation to the Winters-Abbott Foundation for a wing in Katherine’s name. Jill really misses her, and recalls how hard the Grand Dame of Genoa City worked and struggled to get sober. Hilary (Mishael Morgan) arrives on the scene. Jill and her throw barbs at each other, since Hilary is trying to make the wing become a joint dedication named for Katherine and her mother, Rose, who was an addict.
Next, Jill visits Billy’s home which was Katherine’s mansion, and she is apoplectic at what she sees! She is heartbroken at how Billy has turned Katherine’s home; where Jill has so many memories tied up in it, into a “man cave”. She is shocked he painted it blue. Then in the best line of the day, she says that he has turned the mansion into, “a bordello for depressives!” She cries that he could have at least left Katherine’s picture up. He shows his mother that it’s now in the entranceway!
Jill has also caught Billy half-naked with new arrival Bethany (Chrishell Stause)! She is saddened that Billy has “bimbo’s checking out the wine cellar!” She had intended giving him Katherine’s home as a place to give his children a wonderful home to grow up in, When Jill exits, Bethany reminds Billy of his old gambling days, and then leaves after Jill has “killed the mood”.
Later, Jill makes another stop to the GCAC where she speaks with Jack (Peter Bergman) and Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) and lets it slip out that she just saw Billy with a woman in a sheetat his house! She lets Jack know that Billy is imploding his life again. Phyllis is visibly rattled.
What did you think about the return visit of Jess Walton on yesterday’s Y&R? Did Y&R make a mistake by having Billy turn Katherine’s mansion into a “bordello for depressives”? Since the set was changed, fans have been quite vocal about it on social media. Share your thoughts on it via the comment below!