This episode of The Young and The Restless airs Tuesday, December 27, 2022. We provide early Y&R recaps daily! In this episode, Danny spills the beans on his failed marriage, Victor tells Adam he cares for him deeply, and Christine (Cricket) relives some painful memories. This Young and The Restless (Y&R) recap’s episode airs one day early in Canada.
On the last episode of Y&R, Ashley and Tucker break in to Society, Abby makes plans behind Devon’s back with Nate, and Diane learns that Jeremy hasn’t left town.
Adam and Victor sit at a table in the restaurant, talking about Christmas dinner at the ranch.
Adam says that he’s glad that his dad behaved for dinner.
Adam says that Chelsea was doing much better. Victor says that she could be faking it, like she faked her illness.
Victor tells Adam that he should spend more time at the ranch with the family.
Adam says he only went to dinner for Johnny’s sake.
Victor says he thinks that Adam misses his connection with the family, otherwise he would have just dropped Johnny off.
Adam scoffs at the idea. He says that there’s nothing he misses about his family.
Victor asks him what it would take to bring him back to the family. He says that Adam doesn’t belong at Jabot.
Adam says that if Victor had provided him with loyalty and love, that would have helped.
Victor says that he cares about Adam deeply.
Adam says, “Just tell me one time you’ve treated me like a priority.”
Victor says, “Right now. I offered you a chance to reconcile with your father and work for the company.”
Adam says that he doesn’t want to just come back and be a subordinate working for Victoria.
Victor says that right now, he has nothing, and it’s his own damn fault.
Adam looks troubled and has a drink of his eggnog.
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The Glam Club
Danny, Daniel, and Phyllis all visit together at the Glam Club. They take a selfie, and Phyllis posts it to Instagram.
Phyllis asks if Daniel has talked to Heather and Lucy. He says he hasn’t yet.
Danny asks his son what’s going on with his family. Phyllis says that something’s obviously going on, and asks that Daniel talk to them about it.
He says that he’s trying to come to grips with failing as a father and a partner.
Danny leans in closer and asks what happened.
Daniel says that his painting career was petering out, and he was resentful of Heather’s success.
He says he saw himself as less of a contributor, and got really angry at everyone and everything at that time.
He says that he made Heather and Lucy’s lives so miserable that they couldn’t take it anymore, and they left him.
Phyllis and Danny ask him why he didn’t tell them.
Daniel says he was feeling lost and lonely, and explains that he was going through a box of some of Lucy’s games, and it inspired him, and was a turning point to create a game platform.
“Finding Princess Luisa” where the gamer will travel through a fantastic platform to find the missing princess.
Daniel says that he has to focus on himself.
Danny says that he’s proud of him. He says that you have to find your way forward by making mistakes. He says that if there’s any way that he can help, he’d be happy to!
Daniel says that he’d love his father to write a musical score for the game.
Danny jokes that he wouldn’t be able to afford him.
They laugh, and Phyllis says, “Don’t you dare charge him a cent!”
Daniel asks his mother to come work with him at Chancellor-Winters, and says that Marchetti isn’t a good fit for her.
Phyllis breaks down and says that Diane pushed her to the edge, and wormed her way into her daughter’s life, which got her fired from Jabot.
She says she can’t figure out why they don’t see how duplicitous Diane is.
She says that she’s uncovered lies about Diane and that she did horrendous things in L.A., and yet, she lost her job even though she was only trying to protect her family.
Danny takes her hands and says that she deserves better. Daniel agrees, and says that she’d be perfect for the job with him, and it’d be so nice to work with family.
Lily comes into the club, and says, “What a cute family!” She hugs Danny.
Daniel tells Lily that Danny will be scoring the game’s music.
Phyllis and Danny leave the club together, leaving Lily and Daniel to talk.
In the lobby, Phyllis says to Danny that as much as she hated and resented him for taking Daniel as a baby, that he laid down a great foundation for his life.
Danny says that he should have never kept him away for so long, and he’s sorry for that.
Phyllis thanks him for apologizing, and they leave the club for the night.
Daniel and Lily sit together, talking.
Lily asks Daniel if it’s a good idea to bring Phyllis on for the game.
Danny says that he thinks it will work out. Lily says that it’s his game, and he knows what’s best.
Christine/Cricket sits in her apartment, and sees an Instagram post from Phyllis showing herself, Danny, and Daniel.
She thinks back to better days when she and Danny were married.
Christine then flashes back to the time when Danny had an affair, and they fought about it, and when Danny asked her for a divorce, she told him that their life together was over.
In the flashback, she asks him if the product of the affair was a boy or a girl. He says that it’s a boy.
Another scene comes back to her, where she’s with Danny, and he says that he always wanted to be with her. In the flashback, they hug, a sweet parting.
Christine sighs at the memories and looks sad, like she’s torn up inside about Danny’s return.
Lily comes to visit, and asks where Donovan is. He’s sleeping in his crib, and Lily looks down at him, cooing.
Lily asks who he spent Christmas with.
Devon tells Lily that he spent Christmas with Nate, of all people. He says it was nice to spend time with him without getting in a fight, and relates how Abby and Elena got them together.
Lily and Devon talk about the IPO, and Devon says that he was talking to Tucker about it.
Lily says, “Whoa, whoa whoa… Tucker?”
Devon says that he didn’t tell anything private to Tucker, that he just mentioned it in passing.
Lily says that Jill wants to take the company public, and there’s no room for discussion.
Devon says that he’s not sure it’s the best idea to proceed with the IPO.
Abby comes into the park, and sees Chance sitting there.
She tells him that she got the divorce papers earlier that morning.
Chance tells her that he asked for the papers to be delivered after the holidays. He asks how Dominic was, and she says he’s good.
Chance says that she obviously saw Devon over the holidays, and asks if he can see Dominic.
Abby says that Dominic is still at Devon’s.
Chance says that’s alright, they have to get used to seeing each other in the future.
Abby phones Devon and asks if it’s OK if Chance comes over and sees Dominic.
Devon says that he’d be uncomfortable being there, and that he’ll leave Dominic with the nanny so Chance can visit.
Chelsea phones Billy and asks him if he has time to get together.
He agrees, and they make plans to meet downstairs at the coffee shop.
Billy meets with Chelsea at the coffee shop, and Chelsea says that it’s nice to have the coffee shop downstairs so that she can run back up if she gets too uncomfortable being out.
She goes on to explain that she had a really nice time at the Newman’s for Christmas dinner, and it was really nice to see Johnny and Connor together having a good time.
Billy says that she seems to be glossing over the elephant in the room… Victor Newman.
Chelsea says that Victor obviously didn’t trust her, but he was on his best behaviour.
Billy says that he’s grateful to Adam for looking out for her.
Chelsea laughs and says that’s a first.
Billy asks her not to tell anyone he said that.
Chelsea says that she started having racing thoughts, and Billy says that Victor can have that effect on people.
Billy asks what they should do that day, go for a walk, see a movie, or… ?
Chelsea says she has an idea.
Billy and Chelsea come back to Chelsea’s place, carrying a bunch of shopping bags.
Chelsea tells him about Connor needing an egg-drop device, which are to protect an egg when it drops, and Billy says, “Let’s get to building!”
They unpack the bags and get ready to start making the egg-drop device.
Devon and Nate’s Apartment Lobby
Chance picks up Dominic from Devon’s apartment.
Abby and Chance are in the lobby of the apartment when the elevator opens.
Devon steps out of the elevator, and he sees Chance there.
They don’t say anything to each other, but they exchange looks. Chance gets on the elevator.
Abby looks upset, and Devon gives her a hug.