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77 January 31st, 2016 THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Will Phyllis and Billy’s Revenge Plan On Victor Destroy Their Relationships & Ultimately Lead Them To Each Other?

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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!

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  1. Cathy says:

    Sure does look like that us where it’s heading…I am in for the ride..poor Jack and Victoria!

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    Daniele Johnson replied

    I just pray Sharon will be happy because she has gone through so much. Sharon is my favorite character. Sharon Case should of been nominated for lead actress and win win win :)

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    CeeCee replied

    Not yet, Daniele. Unfortunately, I don’t think TPTB are done with Sharon. As I said a few days ago, Anderson has been ‘feeding’ Sharon a placebo. We will see the ‘craziness ‘ come out again. I don’t quite understand why? Poor Sharon, enough already, right? Wait until the truth about Sully comes out. Sharon will be done for!!

    CeeCee replied

    No pity for Jack whatsoever. He has spun enough webs in his lifetime. Many of which really hurt people…namely, his wife, Patty Williams.
    It is about time spirited; can’t-hold-me-down Phyllis emerged. By the same token, with the new face of Billy ( Jason T) comes the rebirth of a true Abbott, re-invented; innovative Billy. There was no way that Jason Thompson as Billy, was going to be driftwood amidst the sea of intrigue that is Victor and the Abbotts, themselves…..been in the background for way too long. He needed to develop a backbone since Jenkins sacrificed everything good, which Billy had striven to become. I could never imagine Jason T as the groveling Quasimodo.
    I am not sure about Victoria and Billy/Jason. I need time to get acquainted with their collaboration as a couple. We shall see.
    No one will ever best Victor. He always wins. Believe you me, I have tried and tried to capsize this mighty oaken ship..HaHa….no dice. The most worthy of men /women have tried…to no avail.
    Nonetheless, it is so satisfying to see fire in Phyllis’ eyes…yessss!!!! I was really not liking her as the charm on Jack’s arm; the slouch on the Abbott’s couch….oh, no, no, no…..Phyllis was never passive. The prospect of watching Phyllis do her thing excites me…I hope Gina lives up to the name.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Hey, CeeCee…the first sentence in your post SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!!! Also, whatever respect I had for the character of Jack Abbott quickly F-L-E-W out the window FOREVER when he coldly screwed over poor Kelly Andrews. And, as far as I’m concerned, poor Kelly died of a broken heart. Beyond sad.

    Later.

    CeeCee replied

    Is it just me, or are Billy and Phyllis PINING over each other? Egads!! Please, an emphatic NO!!!!!

  2. Kelsey says:

    No thanks.

    I have zero desire to watch them destroy two legacy pairings for a sleazy affair.

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    Nanci replied

    I feel the same. And really? Billy is going to trash his
    new relationship with Victoria and his kids 5 minutes after
    making promises to her yet again? Not even up and around
    yet, and he is teaming up with stupid Phyllis…ridiculously crazy.
    And if Billy and Phyllis take it a step further to have affairs…
    super crazy.

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    Viv replied

    LOL at “legacy” pairings. The most legacy pairing on this show is Nikki and Victor and they have cheated on each other 1000 times over again (and are more popular than overrated Villy or Phack will ever be).

    Stop. I hate couple stans, it’s annoying. It’s a soap opera. People cheat, it happens. As long as the story is well written and character driven I am fine with it. And not to worry it will probably be a brief affair and then Villy will reunite to bore the bejesus out of us all once again

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    Bart replied

    Where have you been??

    “Y & R” hasn’t been well-written or character-driven since Pratt took over as Head Writer!!

    Kelly replied

    Back years ago when Stafford and Miller were playing the roles someone made the comment they would be cute together. Someone reminded us that according to history, Billy was born the same year Phyllis came to GC. They said and I cannot remember if this was figuratively or literally but she changed his diapers. Phyllis is a stretch putting her with the members of the Jabot kids. She belongs with Jack. Besides that they need to build up the relationships with this recast before they bring on the angst. I think they can do just as much damage as friends and they should remain friends. They did a great job setting up Jason in the role and they should continue. I think a roll in the hay with Phyllis would ruin that and him.

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  3. Molly says:

    I’m out. I’m tired of Victoria losing her pairings. She deserves love too. Nice to be told they’re done and won’t be a family again. Thanks Michael.

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    Viv replied

    One can only hope we’ll get a break from the boring and incessant Villy merry go round. We sat through it with DT and BUJ. I sure hope JT gets something else to play other than the same tedious, nauseating and wash, rinse, repeat with Villy (which is Billy messes up, Victoria gets mad and nags, Victoria kisses Victor’s butt all day long, Billy asks her back, she forgives him, they get back together then Billy messes up again and Victoria nags again, Victoria’s stuck up Victor’s butt again, blah blah blah)

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  4. robert says:

    i’m loving this story. It looks like Phyllis and Billy will happen. i hope Victor finally loses for once,it’s not very good television seeing him win all the time

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    Nikki replied

    I agree Robert but I think Victor loses when Chelsea starts turning to Nick for support. It’s already happening little by little and once she leaves Adam for Nick that will leave Sage free for Adam and Victor wont have anything to hold over Adam’s head anymore.

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    CeeCee replied

    I don’t like cheating, in general. But, as viv says, it’s a soap. Thst’s what they do. I am just glad Phyllis gets the chance to be with someone her own age and stick it to Jack, who is, ironically and wrongly, always projected as the stud. Yuck. He’s old enough to be Phyllis’s father. Gina is so miscast ( age-wise). Let’s not forget that Daniel is in hid mid-thirties. To me, Victor snd Jack are no different. I am trying to think when Jack suddenly became this upstanding human being. He was always at odds with his father because of his double-dealings. So sanctimonious! Didn’t he sleep with Jill while she was married to John, his father?
    If this happens between Billy and Phyllis, I will only feel badly for Victoria. She deserves better. The others will get theirs.

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    Timmm replied

    Victoria can go back to Stitch and Abby can hook up with TImmm! You know, it just hit me, Stitch is to Y&R what Sabrina is to GH, a relationship killer!

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm.
    I wouldn’t wish cantaloupe head on anyone…..that stubble really gets to me. Either grow a beard or shave. That thing’s ‘gotta’ hurt any woman with whom he gets comfy.
    Awwww, my poor, poor, Timmmbo!! You really have it bad for Abby. Good Luck!! Luv-ya!

    CeeCee replied

    I just hope Billy can finally put a SMILE on Phyllis’s face.

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  5. damien says:

    the noah angle of the story never made sense to me because it came out of nowhere but i
    i m hoping it comes up when billy and phyllis use that knowledge to blackmail victor in getting the internet deal!

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    CeeCee replied

    You are so right, damien. It was an accident, that no one could have avoided, unless one circled his car. What was the purpose of hiding that fact? It’s not as if Noah had this bad reputation of doing something criminal.
    I am beginning to think as you, damien ….that is; this is something for someone, Billy, Phyllis…anyone of Victor’s adversaries could hold over the mighty oak’s head! Good call, d.

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    CeeCee replied

    You called it, damien. The blackmailing didn’t come from Billy etc, but, from Luca. The point is, we now know the reason …..you were right, ….blackmail. Boy, Victor/Adam are in a pickle. One demon playing off another? What can possibly happen? Combustion!!

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  6. Anna says:

    I can’t wait to see Phyllis and Billy get closer, and closer, become more and more attracted to one another, kiss, then inevitably have sex. I hope it’s a long, passionate affair. Peter Bergman, Gina Tognoni, and Jason Thompaon are gonna kill this.

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    Patrick replied

    this is not on you

    so… “many” say this… like a complete disregard, for the character… and actress…

    Amelia Heinle; Victoria…. wouldn’t have traversed this far… without Heather Tom ?

    to obliterate one of the best love stories…. as I’ve already posted… out of GH… offspring of veteran core character ? supercouple as it were Patrick and Robin… now ;

    Billy and Victoria

    absolutely

    they exist… on so many levels… layers.. echelon… feature.. beam… and spotlight

    we may not have any scenes to “judge” them yet

    but .. I certainly do not see any reason to not feature these two struggles and ;
    Heart tuggle; love ; ache ; leap

    I’m just surprised that the writers’ are so unwittingly remiss…

    has Jess Walton’ Jill yet to visit her son ?

    has Peter Bergman’ aging character left ?
    is Gina Tognoni able to catapult Phyllis ?
    is Amelia Heinle dissed ??? because she’s not a fan favorite?

    just putting it out their… to go so fast with Jason Thompson… with such a fire cracker come hither stand first… passion take

    let’s see him adjust back to being a son… being comfortable with Victoria… ??? being honest with them… telling them he’s in cahoots with… and that … I’m not watching the show… LOL.. is he even still married to Victoria… ??? yet their she is… by his bedside… before even his immediate family

    i’m not saying he’s going to jump the gun… because Jason Thompson is GOOD ! near the best for serial recipe…

    I hope he sees what she is…Phyllis… just a means to and end

    a child.. be it a thing of the past… a shared rich ristory… is not to be forgotten

    this show has to feature where you post…

    the heart doesn’t lie… so… i’ll take comfort … his heart knows Vics

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    CeeCee replied

    Amelia took over the role of Victoria from Heather with ease and finesse. I never felt any repercussions from the transitional takeover. I actually came to think that Amelia did Victoria proud. She is loving, true and honest….and, of course, with just the right amount of being Victor Newman’s daughter. We have seen her sway back and forth…struggling internally when her father proposed shady or impossible tasks for her to follow through. But, bottom line, Victoria always kept her integrity. There have been moments where I held Victoria in contempt for caving into her father’s deceitful way of thinking; but, she always sprang back up.
    This is why, Patrick, if she and Billy are starting on the wrong side of the bed again, as it were…..just make it happen fast and furious, yes? No lingering subterfuge with the potential affair between Billy and Phyllis. Victoria deserves better. She has been Billy’s Nanny; his guardian angel for way too long. How a man goes from a smiling, here’s-my-heart-Victoria to a dour, not-fun and unemotional Phyllis, I’ll never know. The real Phyllis’ ebullience was like a contagion. Now, I am relegated to look at a sourpuss. Gina does not know how to be Phyllis. She should bring a little bit of Kelly Kramer (OLTL) into her scenes. Lol. Bring her own spin to the character? Be that as it may, but this Phyllis is up recognizable. Yes, make her more mature….but, inject some life-serum into her.
    Heather Tom is a thing of the past with Y&R. As much as I like her, I cannot ‘think’ of her as Victoria Newman any longer.
    I agree, his heart SHOULD know Vic’s….and he SHOULD open his heart to her. I fear he will not, though. That’s the crux of the matter. Later, my friend.

    CeeCee replied

    Peter/Jack should retire his boxers. I will never understand why these older actors are put in such ‘triangles’, with much younger men and women. Jack did not drink from the fountain of youth….he looks his age…I am stating a fact. I always thought Jack was a better match for Nikki. Have at it, PTB.

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    CeeCee replied

    One of these things doesn’t belong here….JACK!! He sticks out like a sore thumb because he is too old to compete….different generation altogether. He is decades older.
    As much as I do not want it to happen, Anne; I think there is a good chance, what you want to happen will happen. I think it’s wrong to do this to Victoria…..she has forgiven his wandering eye so many times before, among his other vices. So, in a way, if it does happen, it may very well be a blessing in disguise: To forget him and move on for good. Billy does not deserve her. Perhaps, Father does know best.

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  7. Mary SF says:

    Although cheating is par for the course on soaps, I do wish they would stop making it a family affair—Y&R isn’t as bad as B&B for these near incest like pairings, but they are a close second. I get the double betrayal angle is hard to resist — but there is something so sleazy about it, remember Abby sleeping with Summer’s husband.

    It will be hard for me to get behind a Phyllis and Billy pairing when I know how much they would be hurting Jack in the process. I would more okay with this only if Jack and Phyllis and Billy and Victoria have broken up first. It still be a bit icky but less so them flat out cheating while they are still with their spouses.

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    CeeCee replied

    Not a good way for Jason Thompson to start his ‘new life’, is it, Mary? In more ways than one.

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    Timmm replied

    Thats the issue, Billy would be hurting Jack AND I thought he was happy to have this 100th chance to return to Vic and live with his kids? I know his excuse will be he was only trying to rebuild Jabot but its a lame one. Like you said though, its a soap and thats what happens on a soap! I will be mad because I think Jason and Amelia have chemistry and I want to see them fall back in love-for awhile!

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  8. lisa says:

    I think the writers going that way, it so predictable and boring. Jason thompson has chemistry with everyone but with Amelia Heinle they are sizzling and smoking hot and cute family.

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  9. tina says:

    I don’t like phyllis from the start. I love victoria and Billy together kudos to Amelia and Jason for capturing the magic so fast

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    CeeCee replied

    Hi, tina.
    I loved Michelle’s Phyllis. I just don’t like Gina’s representation of her. She seems to be moving in the right direction, showing some spark, but I will need to see the fire. Will she deliver?

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  10. Christina says:

    I far prefer Billy and Victoria but I see where this story is going. I wish they would have actually let Victoria and Billy be happy for a good long while before they destroyed them again but alas….

    That said, I”m hopeful Victoria and Billy will at least be over before they do this story. It does a lot of longterm damage to a couple that has been through nothing but turmoil for the last three years.

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  11. su0000 says:

    I do not want Billy and Victoria together..
    ALL the Billys have Victoria’s lap dogs and Victors punching bags..
    Whichever Billy, Victoria has always had controll over them and all the Billy’s have jumped through hoops to please Victoria..
    This time around I do not want new Billy, JT Billy under Victoria’s thumb, her lap dog..

    FREE BILLY !!!

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    Nikki replied

    Well put my feelings exactly.

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    jaybird369 replied

    su0000…OH, I AGREE!!!!! At this point, Victoria SICKENS me!!!!! Oh…and BTW…the last two words in your post SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!!!! Thank You.

    Peace.

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    Nanci replied

    I disagree, Su!
    No way has Billy jumped through hoops.
    If anything, Victoria has had to consistently
    jump through a different kind of hoop to just
    simply try to have her hubby act decently without
    gambling, cheating, lying, etc. So if he would just
    grow up a bit he wouldnt have to constantly apologize.

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    CeeCee replied

    Right on, Nanci. Victoria grew up; Billy stayed behind, making it a constant struggle for Victoria to adjust her life to his, when it should have been the other any around. I was hoping that Jason would bring maturity to the character. I won’t give up yet. I honestly don’t care about Phyllis’ and Jack’s marriage. But, I do care about Billy and Victoria. It would seem that the writers will be ending a relationship between Billy and Victoria before it even starts. Very disappointing. I think Phyllis should have chased Victor’s pants to bed, if she wanted to give him the old one-two and beat him at his own game….then, I would have gained extreme satisfaction watching Nikki trip and fall. She makes me want to chew my fingernails off. I don’t like the taste of nail polish. Later.

    CeeCee replied

    AWww, su….but Victoria loves Billy. I feel badly for her. She has forgiven him so many times, and she is good for him, even though she’s a domineering Newman. Lol. I think that this thing with Phyllis ( Gina is not cutting it as Phyllis, in my opinion) and Billy will happen. I have seen it coming down the Pike for weeks, now….but, in the end, they will both regret it. I doubt Victoria will ever take Billy back. I just want Jack to get the shock of his life and realize he’s not 30, 40 or 50 anymore. He should use this time to track down Kemo and find out how many grandchildren he has now!! Lol.

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  12. Timmm says:

    Its about time RED shows up since Gina took over for Michelle! I’ve been waiting for this. What Victor did to her was basically set her up to be rapped! I’m glad she has some balls as opposed to Jacky! I love Peter but he could have stuck it to Victor and he wimped out! I also love Jason as Billy and I was hoping this darker Billy would be written to best Victor. The only thing I dont want is for RED and Billy to hook up. I just want them to get revenge on Victor and stay with their mates. Especially Billy and Victoria. It would be fun to see the new Billy rekindle his love for Vic and be under the same roof as his kids.

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    tatiana replied

    I agree with most of what you wrote. I want Phyllis and Billy to stick it to Victor (finally!) and I hate that Jack wimped out. It was very uncharacteristic of him not to go full throttle revenge against Victor. I also do not want an affair between them. I don’t much care for Billy and Victoria (mostly because I cannot stand “daddy’s girl”) but I love Phyllis and Jack and I do not want Jack to get hurt. Plus we’ve already done the “Billy cheats with Jack’s woman” story when Billy cheated with Sharon. Been there, done that, do not want to revisit.

    I want someone to finally best Victor! So annoying to watch him get away with everything! He kidnapped Marisa and let her go when he realized he had the wrong “girl” and nothing happened to him for his illegal actions! Marisa went on her merry way without a second thought that someone had actually tried to kidnap her! And she helped with the fashion show to get Adam back!? This was one of the stupidest story lines I have ever seen on this show.

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    Timmm replied

    I know Marisa walked past Victor at the fashion show and didnt say ONE word!

    CeeCee replied

    Yeah, Timmm. I agree, as I said a few days ago. But, I am ready to be disappointed. Gina Tognoni is not Phyllis….all wrong!! She is just going through the motions, as far as I’m concerned. Gina fascinated me as Kelly Kramer, but as Phyllis? Nah….something is missing. How about that mischievous sparkle in her eye? Not there. Phyllis in pensive mode does not become her. I am not buying it. I applaud her effort. The door is wide open. Enter. Let’s see what happens. I will grant her that. Bye, love.

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    Timmm replied

    I agree Cee, its like your not even aloud to say this out loud but Gina is horrible. NOT a horrible actress but horrible at being Phyllis! She has NO chemistry with anyone she is acting with. And I’m not even saying no one can be Phyllis BUT Michelle. No, I just think they casted the wrong actress. Speaking of Michelle, she is looking like ONE million bucks on GH these days. Could it be her products? Cee ya Cee!

    Timmm replied

    “Allowed!”

    Nanci replied

    CeeCee,
    That is it exactly…the word “pensive”!
    Phyllis just always looks that way, and it bugs me.
    I had started to sorta like Gina in the role, but not
    so much anymore…just something is missing as you said.

  13. Chrystie_Delancey says:

    Looking forward to Gina Tognoni shedding the shackles and letting HER version of Phyllis fly and, if that includes Jason Thompson then I am all for it.

    I think, sadly, Villy was set to sea a long time ago (back when he cheated on Victoria with Kelly #1). It should never have gone there and it ruined them.

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  14. Nikki says:

    I don’t know about anyone else but I get sick of everyone always plotting to get revenge on Victor and they always fail. I would love to see somebody really get him just once and I don’t know why Billy is taking that daddy’s girl back. He knows as soon as she finds out what he’s up to she is going to give him his walking papers again, because how dare he hurt daddy. He needs to tell her to go with her daddy and make a new life for himself.

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  15. mike says:

    Son sleeps with Fathers wife, Mother wants daughters husband, now Brother sleeps with Brothers wife. Can we get a better writer in the room quick.

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    CeeCee replied

    It won’t make a dent, Mike. It’s been going on since day one. It won’t change now. The first time I remember was when Nikki slept with her son-in-law. Soooo…..

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  16. Llanviewer717 says:

    I hope I was imagining things while watching the “Second Chances” teaser. I hope that brainless, spineless Cane is not crawling back to his abusive wife. That fool needs to see Dr. Anderson.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Hey, Llanviewer717…your post made me LMAO!!!!! GOOD ONE!!!!!

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  17. Mr. X says:

    A lot of big players in this story and i’m digging it. Kudos to Chuck Pratt and his team.

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  18. Patrick says:

    Christina; Tina; lisa; – plus -

    I am a Victoria and Billy’ fan… when these two found each other… LOL whodathunk a Newman and an Abbott would conjoin… believe in each other… all hell break loose…. all the rest be damned !

    this was a wedded bliss and pairing that; for all it’s REEL… took us away from the dagnabit Newman-Abbot feud as it were… and these two escalated without and loved…. “LOVED” each other

    it was an unrequited love… a young foundling… burgeoning of new character… and.. let’s say it was within a bubble… and the Newman – Abbott burst in and around this coupling…. oy! how does any couple survive

    at last ! I was able to witness my Victoria heart burst… a love outside of the confines of Newman “control” she “defied” her fathers “best” intentions… she believed in herself

    alas… to and fro.. ebb and flow.. all good things come to … “waste” ??? storyline…

    drama must

    Billy The Abbott.. who comingled ; the be damned ; the mind of his own ; traversed his way; ?? bump in the road… came to his senses… with ; Victoria with .. child

    whew! I’ll cry … Dehlia

    how does any couple survive

    outside of their strong familial ties that bind ; loyalty ; family first ; show no weak

    these two… still find a semblance of care; recognition; valid; heart took ; leapt at passion

    this is how it is…

    Victoria and Billy

    a love story

    ——–

    Amelia Heinle carried Victoria fragile… not weak… she held that in…
    Victoria flew with Billy… and he; for that time ; nested

    dare I say : “nested” Billy Abbott truly is that fly by night… don’t pin down…

    did he grow and shares insight with life… after Delia

    the one woman who shouldered his grief … supported them both… the marriage… and let him be …. ?

    not because she’d put up with his infidelities.. but the love that she knows

    you know… lets go their… two of the younger generation and offspring; Newman – Abbot fine line

    I find it interesting that these two characters … understand their families
    I find it interesting that these two characters… do not shoulder and carry their family outright

    yeah! I say this in deference to the character of Victoria… being saddles with Daddy’ little girl

    what an opportune time… to see what lies ahead for Jason Thompson and Amelia Heine

    a love story

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    Tani Sterling replied

    Wow! What a fun read. Thank you.

    To the writers, give viewers time to meet this new Billy. Try as hard as you might to be somewhat true to your characters.

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  19. su0000 says:

    I just had a thought..
    you wanna know my thought? sure you do!
    ok–
    If Chuck Pratt jr and Ron Carlivati were a team; WOW GH would have been total WOW!

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  20. Alan says:

    Gina Tognoni’s Phyllis isn’t cutting it for me. Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis was a force of nature who went from zero to witch in seconds but always had a sense of humor and a playfulness even when she was scheming. The new Phyllis is just mean and humorless and constantly mad about something.

    This recast needed someone like Marcy Walker who could play the bad girl you still rooted for in spite of herself.

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    Patrick replied

    this isn’t too much of a dig…. but

    I don’t know… if I’ve seen Gina Tognoni’ Phyllis

    laugh, smile, giggle… laugh out loud

    if Jason Thompson acting…. with and by GT side… escalates her performance…. I’m ALL for this

    just keep Billy radar close to his heart strings… all the elements that Jason Thompson WINS at

    everything

    I’ve said this about so many actresses’

    but… you are absolutely right

    Marcy Walker personified more than most

    gawd ! HOW I love her talent… from AMC to Santa Barbara to Guiding Light

    reigned

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    CeeCee replied

    She has RBF, Patrick. The same goes for Sam (GH). Lol.

  21. Timmm says:

    I tend to agree with you but I do like that she is finally showing SOME fire and going after Victor!

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  22. Tomas Torquemada says:

    Natalie will be a Newman, Nicks daughter from pool party. Duplicitous baby switching doctor is either the girl at pool party or her sister.

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    CeeCee replied

    Good one, Tomas. I looove your premise. We assumed Dr. Anderson is the girl at pool party…ergo, her revenge. She was paralized, but apparently recovered. Could Natalie be Anderson’s daughter with Nick, as you suggest.? Wow…I hope they read your post. What a revelation that would be. Knock everyone’s socks off.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Hey, CeeCee…that WHACK-JOB Dr. Anderson and that Natalie chick as mother and daughter??? You know what…that N-E-V-E-R would have occurred to me!!!!! CeeCee, my dear, more and more, you have such a good SOAP EYE…you certainly know how to spot stuff!!!!! Yep.

    Later.

    CeeCee replied

    @jaybird.
    Hey, there, Jay.
    I can’t take the credit for that, Jay…it was Tomas’s brilliant deduction. I just embellished it a bit. We are more than sure that Anderson is the girl that was hurt during one of Nick’s wild parties as the spoiled brat, Newman teen. I think she’s recovered from her paralysis and came to get revenge on Nick; or she just plainly wants him. The mystery is, did he have sex with her back then? …some things do not add up. Tomas also thinks that Anderson could possibly be the hurt girl’s sister, also come to get revenge. Payback time? Later.

    Ashleigh replied

    That’s exactly what I thought, Thomas. What is awesome is that I figured it out when I saw Natalie standing next to Victoria and thought they looked a lot alike. Good casting in my opinion!!!

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  23. Patrick says:

    Friday’ EP: for Y&R… was the best Friday cliffhanger I’ve seen in a LONG time

    Jack : “Ashley turned me down, so did Abby; if billy adds his no to the list…. it’s going to be just me i’m not sure I have the heart to pull it off…I’m not sure what jabot is without family”

    Phyllis: “you are not alone, you are my husband. I sign my checks Phyllis Abbott. I’m not going anywhere”

    at the end of the ep; Billy is in…. w/ Jack and Phyllis. Abby is back, working at Jabot.

    the “drama” is building with Dr. Neville and Ashley

    Justin Hartley is va va voom… I hope he’s working his dad as well.

    Victoria is in charge of Newman whilst Victor is off on a trip.

    the whole ep took for a ride…. YES! The Abbott Reign is good and well.

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  24. Dee says:

    NuVilly have zero chemistry.Sorry but its true!

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  25. Daisy Day says:

    Burgess Jenkins is the Billy I see when another character mentions Billy. Unfortunately, this Billy has no chemistry with the others, especially Victoria. He looks nothing like an Abbott. Bad recasting. They should have cast the new actor to play a detective or Luca’s father or older brother.

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    CeeCee replied

    Burgess was not on long enough to own the role. That’s Billy a Miller who honed and molded the character. Jenkins??

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  26. Patty says:

    I cannot believe that the focus of Sage’s “issues”, is now her therapist. It would never happen !!!!! This is such a conflict of interest, there is no way that this storyline isn’t a joke !!! Let’s get realistic writers back to Y & R . Stop treating the viewers like idiots !!

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    CeeCee replied

    It’s all pretend, Patty. It is an excuse for Sage to snoop around in doc’s office. She found the book on COPING WITH PARALYSIS. This tells me, Anderson beat the odds.
    Nick and Sage are working together and have devised/designed this scheme to get to the truth.
    With all due respect, I think you must have missed a couple of episodes. Later.

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    Ashleigh replied

    CeeCee, is it just me, or does everyone know exactly where this storyline is going?

    CeeCee replied

    @Ashleigh.
    Yup. You got it, Ash. Unless TPTB have suddenly developed an extra brain full of innovative, original storylines, this story is an open book. Pardon the pun.
    I hope the writers have a surprise up their sleeve, and shut me right down. But, it looks like Anderson came looking for Nick to destroy his marriage in order to have him for herself. She is doing it either out of revenge to annihilate Nick; or simply to live ‘happily ever after’ with him…..all in her head. One way or another, she’s not in her right mind. How she got through medical school is beyond me. I suppose her focus and determination to reach the finish line gave her purpose. Only in soaps, Ashleigh. Imagine dedicating over twenty years of your life to this point? Really? Sorry for the rant.

  27. Patrick says:

    ie: writers make all the difference I the world ???? !!!!

    Jason Thompson; from; ( GH)

    Robin ; Lisa ; Sabrina ; Sam ; back to Robin

    Y&R; Victoria w/Jason Thompson’ Billy

    I see something between these two that is more than comfortable

    those little moments nuances… and being relaxed together means all that’s needed to connect

    which…. is working… and if; down the line… Billy has one of those moments… and strays … go ahead be a ditz and take Phyllis

    hit between the eyes again; Victoria… will be the go to girl…

    just saying that the foundation of Billy; Character, is in fact, with Victoria

    ugh! how does any woman… let this happen… to her with her at her her family him him him ( I know; it’s a serial )

    argh!

    to me it’s comforting that their is in fact chemistry with Amelia’ Victoria

    OK… the show will go on… all the groundwork is as it should be

    NOW… it’s time for more scenes with Jess Walton

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    nellie replied

    Hi there soap buds,

    I think the new Billy is wonderful very charming, something we haven’t seen since Billy Miller moved on to GH. I kind of think Phyllis will do the unpredictable and meet up with Luca or even Adam. I just don’t see the connection with her and Billy but then again that is up to the writers. I do find the Nick and Sage story line blah and what oh what will become of poor pathetic Sharon when the world finds out the baby is not hers. Will Adam turn to Sharon and will Dillon go back to Chelsea.

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    CeeCee replied

    Hello back, soap bud:
    I asked that same question. TPTB are not done torturing Sharon. Sad, isn’t it? As I said, I suspect the doc is giving her a placebo. Now, if you predict that Adam and Dillon will turn to others…..then, what can I say? They are not men, they are cowards. Whatever happened to, “For better or for worse”?

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