This episode of The Young and The Restless airs Wednesday, December 7, 2022. In this episode, Audra makes a failed play for Noah’s affections, Jack and Phyllis almost come to blows over Jeremy Stark, and Adam tells Billy to get the hell out of Chelsea’s life. This recap’s episode airs one day early in Canada.
On the last episode of Y&R, Chance and Adam commiserate over the end of their relationships, Sally and Nick talk about their future, and Diane and Jack come to terms with Jeremy Stark’s return.
The Abbott Mansion
Diane thanks Jack for letting her stay as she cries in relief.
Jack tells her she’s made giant strides to get past her dark days. He says she’s faced her challenges with grace and elegance.
Diane says that it’s been so long since she’s had someone care for her, and now she has Jack and Kyle, and she can’t even say how much it means to her.
Jack’s phone pings. He says that he has to take care of something, and will be right back.
Diane is worried about being left alone, and Jack explains how to set the alarm.
He wishes her good night and leaves.
Diane sits alone, and has a drink on the couch. She hears a noise, and looks around fearfully.
Jack arrives home after finishing work at Jabot, and finds Diane asleep on the couch.
He wakes her up, and she asks how things went at Jabot.
He says everything was fine, and promises that he’s going to take care of her and make sure she’s safe.
Tucker’s Hotel Suite
Tucker welcomes Audra.
He looks a bit worried, and tells Audra that Jeremy Stark has arrived in Genoa City.
Audra asks him if he’s going to strap on a bulletproof vest in case Stark comes looking for him.
He says he’s never even spoke with Jeremy Stark, and they raise a glass.
Tucker puts his feet up on the table, and Audra has him clarify what his plans are for Jeremy Stark.
He says that he’s letting things fall into place by telling Ashley about Jeremy, and will let her take it to its logical conclusion.
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The Glam Club
Noah sees Adam at the club, and Adam tells him that if Noah’s dad comes along, he won’t have to deal with any sibling rivalry.
Noah is happy to hear that, and moves on, talking to other patrons.
Audra comes in, and sees Noah. She approaches and he says how surprised he is to see her.
He asks if there’s anything he can do to help her heal, and to help her move on.
She says, “I want you, Noah.”
Noah says that he has a girlfriend, and that it can’t happen.
Audra says that she never got over him, and says how happy they were before things went wrong. She says they could have that again.
She tries to convince him that they could rekindle the spark.
Noah says that their relationship was chaos, why would they want to go through that again.
She says that they’re not finished with each other, and can see it whenever she looks into his eyes, and that she knows he feels it too.
She kisses him, and at first he returns the kiss, but then he pushes her away, saying that it’s not going to happen.
She chases after him, and says that even though he says it’s over, that he responded to her when she kissed him.
He says that he was just caught up in the moment, and that they never had problems with passion, but their relationship was damaging for the both of them.
He says he’s happy and in a good place with his relationship with Allie, and there is no future for himself and Audra, and needs her to accept that.
Audra says, “Message received”, and walks away, disappointed and angry.
Billy walks in and sees Adam in the Glam Club. He looks over and says that it’s obviously not his day, running into Adam.
Adam says, “At least you have a girlfriend. Unless she dumped you because it’s the Billy and Chelsea show now.”
Billy says that it’s typical that Adam bring Lily into the conversation, and that he’s just trying to help Chelsea through a tough situation.
Adam says that Chelsea is his ex-wife, and he knows her better, and that Billy should take a big step back from Chelsea.
Billy says he won’t do that, he can’t do that. He says that he thinks that if Chelsea chooses to confide in him over Adam, then Adam will just have to accept that.
Billy asks if Adam will break into Chelsea’s apartment and bug it, like he did when he was pretending to be dead.
He asks who would choose to trust Adam when he behaved so crazy in the past.
Adam says that when someone cures Billy’s delusions of grandeur, he should talk to him then. He says he refuses to be insulted by him anymore, and stalks off, angry.
Noah sees Adam walk away, and goes over to Billy, asking him how he’s doing.
Billy says that he’s had better nights, and says that he thinks it’s best that they keep their eyes on Adam, as he’s playing “the dark prince” again.
Daniel brings Lily to the coffee shop for a dessert.
She asks for a red velvet cupcake and a cappuccino.
They laugh and joke while waiting in line, and as they’re enjoying each other’s company, Billy comes out of the washroom and sees them together.
Billy says that he won’t have to bring her dessert home for her since she’s there.
Sharon comes over and says that she heard some familiar voices.
Billy asks what happened to Lily working in the office, she answers that she ran into Daniel.
He asks if she’d like to come home with him. Lily says that she’s going to finish up her evening with Daniel before heading back to the office to work.
Billy says that he wants to speak to Lily about her conversation with Chelsea, and wonders why she said anything to Chelsea when she’s in an emotional state.
Lily says that she handled things with Chelsea very delicately.
He asks when she’ll be home. She says she’ll be working late, and not to wait up.
Billy says fine and leaves, looking disappointed.
Daniel comes back to the table with Lily, and he says, “Truth or dare.”
He asks whether their impromptu dinner is causing problems with Billy.
She scoffs and says, “No!”
Sharon brings them the desserts, and says they’re on the house.
Daniel asks if the late night dessert runs are a normal thing at Chancellor-Winters.
Lily says they’re not, but they seem to be becoming a thing, she’s been working nights a lot lately.
Daniel says that he’s a bit of a night owl as well, and has grand visions for his future.
Lily asks for his craziest 4 AM idea.
He says “Imagine a service where you could hire your own entourage, imagine Bollywood dancers helping you celebrate”.
She laughs and says that’s definitely off the wall.
Adam comes into the coffee shop, and sees Daniel and Lily.
He says that he’s surprised to see them together, especially since he just saw Billy at the Glam Club. Lily asks him why he has to make trouble.
Daniel and Lily leave Adam behind them as they leave together.
Jack is on the phone, and says that he’s sent paperwork over.
Phyllis walks in, and Jack finishes up on the phone.
Phyllis starts going on about how Diane was attacking her, and says that Jack is defending her.
Jack says, “Her life is in danger, what do you expect?”
He demands that she tell him if she told Jeremy Stark where to find Diane.
She throws her phone down on the desk in front of him and tells him to look through her outbound calls.
He declines, saying that he doesn’t need to look. He just wants her to tell him.
Phyllis asks if she’s being interrogated.
Jack says he knows that Jeremy Stark came to his home, to his front door.
Phyllis says that Jeremy’s a criminal, and can find out where Diane is on her own.
Jack tells Phyllis that Jeremy brought Harrison into the situation, and if someone helped him find out where Diane was, then they helped him get into his family matters.
Phyllis says that it’s all Diane’s fault, and that any problems that Jack is having are brought on by Diane, not her.
Jack says that she should have backed off when Summer asked her to.
Phyllis says that it’s not her fault. Jack tells her that she’s focusing her hated on Diane, and how he’s seen her abuse her position at Marchetti.
He’s angry as hell, and yells that Marchetti is a subsidiary of Jabot, and he is Jabot.
He says that if he finds out that she had anything to do with telling Jeremy Stark about Diane’s whereabouts that he will throw her and her stupid smirk out of the office.
Tucker’s Hotel Suite
Audra shows up at Tucker’s hotel suite after her meeting with Noah at the Glam Club.
He invites her in and asks how things worked out with Noah.
She says it doesn’t matter right now.
He says that he thought his evening was coming to an end.
She removes her shirt, and asks if that’s a complaint.
Tucker says, “Far from it!”
They kiss passionately.