This episode of The Young and The Restless airs Tuesday, December 13, 2022. In this episode, Daniel and Lily talk about her relationship with Billy, Chelsea makes amends to Billy, and Devon confronts Nate. This recap’s episode airs one day early in Canada.
On the last episode of Y&R, Chelsea makes amends for her past sins, Summer tells her mother she’s responsible for bringing chaos to town, and Jeremy Stark tells Phyllis he wants to talk to her alone.
Daniel is asking Lily what’s wrong. She says jokingly that she thinks there’s a law about talking about current relationships with an ex.
Daniel says he’ll forget every single word afterwards, because they’re exes, but they’re also friends.
She hesitantly agrees, and says that she feels like she’s losing Billy.
Lily says that he’s helping Chelsea at the exclusion of everything else.
Daniel asks if she’s worried about Billy and Chelsea getting romantically involved. She says she doesn’t think that’s happening.
She says that she’s over-shared, and that Daniel forced it out of her.
Daniel says that Billy must have really gotten his act together, if Lily is that involved with him.
Lily says that he’s everything that she could want in a partner.
Daniel says, “Until he’s impulsive, puts others first…”
He asks if Billy’s falling into old patterns, and Lily says that’s exactly what it is.
Daniel says that Billy and her aren’t losing each other… That Lily’s too nice, and that if she wasn’t so polite, she would realize that she needed to set more defined boundaries.
Lily says that she shouldn’t even be talking about this. She says they had an argument, and she’s still sorting things out.
Daniel wonders if Chelsea really needs Billy’s help right now to make it through things, and that they’re not giving him enough credit… What if he really is more noble than they think?
Daniel says it sounds like White Knight Syndrome.
Lily asks if she’s misreading the situation, but Daniel says that she’s smart, sympathetic, and thoughtful.
Daniel says that nobody can change Billy, he has to want to change… And where does that leave Lily?
Lily says that she’s glad that Daniel’s such a good friend, and thanks him for being there for her.
She says that it’s a rough patch, and she wants to think that she’ll work through it with Billy.
Daniel says that he hopes so too.
Billy says there’s nothing for Chelsea to apologize for, but she says that she has to, not only for her own good, but for his too.
Billy says that they are talking about what happened in Myanmar.
Chelsea nods and says, “The night that Johnny was conceived.”
Billy says that they can talk about that, but it’s ancient history, and they’re different people now.
Chelsea says that she needs to be accountable for it. She says that she has to do it.
They sit down, and Chelsea says that he wasn’t just another “mark” to her.
She says that she had sex with him, and he got thrown in prison because of her.
She says she knows that it was wrong, and she says she knows that it wasn’t consensual, and it couldn’t have been because he was “high out of his mind”.
She says that she drugged him, and he couldn’t have consented to anything.
Billy says that night was a perfect storm of “why the hell not?”.
Chelsea says that he’s making excuses, because he doesn’t think she can handle it.
He asks where this is all coming from, and Chelsea says that it’s all about Johnny… That he’ll grow up and ask where and how she met his father.
Billy says that his son was created that night with someone that he barely knew. He says she’s right, that he doesn’t remember anything.
He says that even still, he loves Johnny, and because of him, he wouldn’t change a thing.
Billy says that if anything like that ever happened to Johnny… Chelsea says she knows, and she’s so sorry.
Billy says that he accepts her apology, and hopes that Dr. Malone agrees that it will help.
She says that it’s all worth it, that it’s going to help her to have people accept her apologies for her past transgressions.
Billy says that she’s moving on, and she asks how… He says that if it were the same situation, would she do the same thing now?
She says she wouldn’t, and Billy says that shows that she’s grown up and is moving past it.
Chelsea says she’s raising Connor to be a better person than she ever was. She says that she’s grateful that Billy has shown her a semblance of kindness, and that it’s more than she deserves.
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Victoria and Nate are talking about their L.A. trip. He says that he hopes it’s OK, but he’s set up a meeting with someone in L.A.
He says that this person is a K-Pop singer, and has many other talents, and he’s trying to set up a collaboration with him.
He also says that Elena is trying to rearrange her schedule to see if she can come to L.A.
Victoria laughs and asks if he wants her on his first business trip.
While they’re talking, Nate’s phone pings, and it’s Elena, who says that there are a couple of doctors out, and she needs to cover for them, so she won’t be able to make the trip.
There’s a knock at the door, and it’s Devon, who says that he needs to speak with Nate alone.
Nate says that he’d be happy to speak to Devon, but they’re in the middle of a meeting.
Victoria says that they can talk later, and leaves Devon and Nate to talk.
Devon asks him if he remembers all of the Chancellor-Winters meetings that he sat through – That he’s lost all right to ask about what happened between Amanda and him.
Nate says that Amanda is the last thing on his mind, and wonders why Devon came to interrupt.
Devon says that he talked to Imani, and that she mentioned that Nate had called her.
Nate says he called to find out about her mom. He says that Devon’s reaction is really over the top, and wonders aloud what Devon could have done to break things off with Amanda.
Nate says that he last saw Amanda with Chance, and that it was right before she went to Devon’s apartment. He wonders what he missed that Chance and Amanda didn’t, since she left right after.
Devon says that Nate didn’t know what was happening in his relationship.
Nate says that Amanda told him the most wonderful things about their relationship when he last saw her.
He says that he’s apologized repeatedly and sincerely, and that Devon is in his face now, asking about a casual remark that he made to Imani.
Devon says that he wants to make it clear… He owes Nate nothing.
Nate says that he agrees, and that he owes Devon nothing. He says that Devon shouldn’t show up at his office again, and Devon agrees, and leaves, slamming the door behind him.
Connor comes into the coffee shop and orders a hot chocolate from Sharon.
She says she’ll give him one, and asks him for one fact that he learned in school today.
He tells her how slowly lichens grow, and Johnny comes in, and asks for a hot chocolate as well.
Christmas music is playing in the background. Johnny and Connor sit at a table, talking about “levelling up in Moonlight Mayhem” on the way.
Chance comes in and orders a coffee from Sharon. She says that she’ll bring him his coffee after she brings the chocolate for the boys.
Sharon brings Chance a coffee and sits down with him.
Chance says that it’s really great how Connor and Johnny are getting along, that they thought they were cousins until lately, when they found out they were biological brothers.
Chance says that he’s worried about Dominic, and that he doesn’t want anything to give him trauma for life.
He says that he wishes he could snap his fingers and make it all go away.
He says that he grew up thinking his father was dead his whole life, and he still feels that loss. He says that he wants to make things less complicated for Dominic.
Sharon says that he should look at Johnny and Connor, and that’s what Dominic’s future is… Healthy, mentally.
Chance makes a funny face, and says he hopes so!
Johnny sends Connor a message on his phone and tells him that there’s a link to the game and his username so they can play together. They clink their mugs of hot chocolate together in celebration.
They talk about how Connor’s mom, Chelsea, won’t let Connor game until he’s done all his homework, but he’s happy, because he’s with his mom.
Sharon looks over at the kids and says that Chance should ask them how they’re so happy.
Chance agrees, and heads over to the kid’s table and asks about the game they’re talking about.
They explain a bit about how the monsters only come out at night, and Chance starts playing the game on a cellphone while they explain it.
Abby brings Dominic to the apartment, looking chilly after coming in from outside.
She says that “daddy Devon” will be back soon, and that he told them to make themselves comfortable, and she gets more comfortable, taking off her coat.
She picks up a picture of Devon, Lily, and Neil, and shows the picture to Dominic.
She says that his grandfather and his father were really close, just like she was with his dad.
She flashes back to their passionate affair.
She takes Dominic onto the stairs, where he sits on her lap while she talks to him about how she had a lot of people who were invested in making her happy.
She explains that things are different since Chance moved out, but things will get better. She kisses him on the head.