This episode of The Young and The Restless airs Monday, December 5, 2022. In this episode, Jack meets Jeremy Stark, the love triangle between Sally, Nick, & Adam is sundered, and Kyle blows up at Phyllis. This recap’s episode airs one day early in Canada.
On the last episode of Y&R, Diane faces her worst nightmare, Sally and Adam make up and make out, and Victor warns Nick about Sally.
Kyle and Summer argue about what Phyllis has done by calling Jeremy Stark on his mother.
They agree let things calm down before they make any judgements.
Phyllis comes into the office and asks Kyle and Summer if they can spend some time together.
Sally’s Hotel Suite
Sally and Adam gently kiss and undress each other.
They end up in bed together.
After they make love, Adam says, “This doesn’t have to be the end.”
Sally says, “It doesn’t have to be, but it is.”
She says it can’t happen again. She talks about how they’d lost something that they can’t get back.
Crying, Sally says that she’ll always be thankful for him standing up for her when everyone was throwing daggers her way.
She says that he is a wonderful man, a dedicated father, and even though his instincts to protect her were misguided, she says that it’s a sign of how amazing a partner he can be.
Adam laughs sadly and says, “It’s too bad I just can’t be your partner.”
Sally says they have to move on so they can learn from their mistakes, they have to let each other go to find their true happiness.
They get dressed, and Adam tells her that she deserves the world. He says he hopes she never settles for second best.
They kiss a sad goodbye.
In the hallway, Nick comes in, and sees Adam leaving Sally’s place. Adam says a brief hello and pushes by Nick.
Nick knocks on Sally’s door and enters.
He takes in what she’s wearing, the look in her eyes, and looks over at the blankets and sheets that are askew on the bed.
He says, “I guess this is a bad time.”
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Chance is having a coffee alone, and Sharon comes over, telling him that he can talk about anything he’d like with her.
He tells her that it’s over with Abby, that they’re getting a divorce.
Sharon says she’s sorry to hear that. Chance says that things are too far gone to get back together.
He wonders if it would have been better if they hadn’t started a relationship in the first place.
He says he doesn’t regret the marriage, but he regrets the failure of the marriage.
Sharon says that it may be a failure, but you have to keep going, and lean into things that make him happy.
She asks if he’s still being involved in Dominic’s life. Chance says that of course he will be involved.
Sharon asks if he and Abby have discussed co-parenting. He says they haven’t yet.
She says that they have a third co-parent, Devon.
Chance looks into his coffee cup and says, “Yeah, maybe.”
As Sharon and Chance talk, Victor is in the background. His eyes burn through Chance’s back.
Ask Chance leaves, Victor asks him if he’s spoken to Abby yet.
Chance says they talked, but Victor won’t be happy with the outcome. He opens the door, leaving Victor with Sharon.
Victor complains that Chance has made his daughter unhappy, and he doesn’t like it.
Sharon says that he doesn’t know the whole story, and he might change his mind about Chance if he knew.
The Abbott Mansion
Jeremy Stark shows up at the Abbott mansion, and he butts his way in while Diane stutters in shock.
He says he missed her, and that Diane should have come to see him in prison.
Jack shows up and sees Diane with Jeremy. “Hello! Who’s this?” he says.
Diane says it’s Jeremy Stark, an old friend of hers. She’s obviously scared and distraught.
Jack says that any friend of Diane’s is a friend of his. He asks how Jeremy knew to find Diane at the mansion.
Jeremy says that he found out she was a grandmother and took it from there.
He tells Jack that he knows how much Diane loves her family, and winks before leaving.
Diane is enraged. She says that she can’t believe he just showed up there.
Diane says that someone must have told Jeremy Stark where she was, and she’s positive that Ashley, Phyllis, and Nikki must have made good on their plans to destroy her life.
The leave, and head to Society for dinner.
Summer sees Nick and asks him how he is. He says that he had an argument with his father, but doesn’t want to elaborate.
She says that he should do his fatherly duty and come and join them at the table. He laughs and asks her if she is really playing the daughter card.
Nick comes over to the table and sits with Summer, Kyle, and Phyllis.
He asks how Marchetti is. Phyllis says that everything’s good.
She asks him, snarkily, how things are at Newman. He says it’s his cue to leave, he’s had a hard day.
Everyone’s confused, and Summer asks if anyone else notices her dad being weird.
As he’s leaving, Nick passes Jack and Diane coming into the restaurant. Jack stops to talk, but Diane sees Phyllis inside speaking with Summer and Kyle, and rushes into the restaurant.
Diane yells at Phyllis, saying that she knows why Phyllis is there and warning her that she should watch her back.
Heads turn in the restaurant as Diane storms away to Jack, saying that they need to get a table.
They go to a table, and Kyle comes up, asking what’s up.
Diane tells him that Jeremy Stark showed up to the Abbott mansion, and that Phyllis must have told him where she was.
Jack says that he’s going to take Diane away from the restaurant, and as they leave, he shoots Phyllis a look, who sits there smirking.
Kyle comes back from speaking with Diane and Jack, and sternly tells Phyllis that she has done enough, and that she needs to stop.
He says that Jeremy Stark showed up where his child lived, and that he has to leave immediately to go keep his family safe. He strides out the door.
Summer runs after him, asking what that was all about.
He tells her how Jeremy Stark showed up and threatened their family, and how her mother told Jeremy about Diane’s whereabouts.
Jeremy Stark’s Hotel Suite
Jeremy is lying on the couch reading an article. He talks to himself, and says, “Talia’s really done her research.”
There’s a knock at his door. It’s Kyle.
Kyle says, “I’m only going to say this once. Leave Diane Jenkins alone.”
The Abbott Mansion
After leaving the restaurant, Diane is in disbelief that this is happening to her.
They talk, and Jack comforts her.
Tucker is playing with Dominic and a toy synth keyboard, saying how he’s inherited his father’s music genius.
Tucker asks Devon about Chancellor-Winters, and Devon reminds him that they agreed not to talk about the business.
Devon says that he’d be upset if Tucker was only hanging around Dominic to get information on the company.
Tucker denies it, and says that he admires the way Lily and Devon work together. He says that one day, he hopes they can have a working relationship like that.
Abby shows up to pick Dominic, and sees Tucker holding the baby. She asks, “What the hell is he doing here?”
Tucker apologizes, and asks if he can prove to her that he’s no threat to her or her family.
He says he really loves Dominic, and Devon has grown into an amazing man and father. He says that he feels fortunate to have Devon and Dominic back in his life.
Tucker gets ready to leave, and says that Abby should think about things.
After he’s left, Abby says that she doesn’t want Devon to keep Dominic away from his grandfather.
Devon agrees, and asks how she’s doing.
She tells him how she talked to Chance, and how he wants to move ahead with a divorce.
Devon asks if he wants to go through marriage counselling. She says he doesn’t.