This past week on The Young and the Restless viewers learned that Adam’s kidnapper (Justin Hartley) was a woman, and that Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) has enlisted “hacker” Natalie (Mara McCaffrey) against her will to help deliver a bogus internet security program to Newman Enterprises. Seems Phyllis is hell-bent on destroying Victor (Eric Braeden) in her revenge plot for nearly ruining her life with Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) by substituing her hubby with his doppelganger … Peruvian drug lord, Marco!
Phyllis’ plot had now dragged in Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson), who is now recovered from his life threatening injuries sustained when Noah’s (Robert Adamson) car backed up into him while he lay on the ground beaten by his gambling bookie’s thug! Billy agreed to be complicit in Phyllis’ plan since his busness deal was stolen right from under him by Victor while he was down and out.
Billy also knows about Natalie’s part in their Victor takedown plan. However, Victoria (Amelia Heinle) has now been put in charge by Victor of watching over Natalie, and the security program she is developing for Newman. This squarely puts Victoria and Billy at odds in the workplace, and if and when the secret comes out that Billy is in cahoots with Phyllis to double cross Victoria’s father, it can’t be good for their relationship.
Meanwhile, Jack has asked Billy to return to Jabot, and to work with him and Phyllis. Jack wants to make the company greater than it ever was while putting all differences aside. But, will the residents of Genoa City, and the police cast doubt on Phyllis as the woman possibly behind Adam’s kidnapping? If Jack and Victoria were to find out that that Phyllis and Billy hatched a plot without their knowledge, could it spell curtains for both their relationships?
Before Burgess Jenkins last aired as Billy right before the character’s accident, it seemed that Phyllis and Billy were spending much more time together than previously. Add to that the change of actor with Jason Thompson in the mix to play opposite Gina Tognoni and it leads to this … could Phyllis and Billy be a possible romantic pairing?
Share your thoughts: What do you think of the plan to bring down Victor? Do you hope that Victoria and Billy weather any storm as do Phyllis and Jack? Would you be into seeing how a Phyllis and Billy romantic relationship would play on screen? Let us know, but first watch a promo from CBS Daytime for this week’s action on Y&R below, where it seems Billy is remembering that Noah was in the parking garage the night he was run over!