This episode of The Young and The Restless airs Wednesday, December 29, 2022. We provide early Y&R recaps daily! In this episode, Genoa City celebrates New Years, Lily and Billy take a break from each other, and Diane meets with Jeremy while Jack listens in. Today’s Young and The Restless recap’s episode airs one day early in Canada.
On the last episode of Y&R, Sally Realizes She Might Be Pregnant, Phyllis Cries When Summer Refuses to Re-Hire Her, and Victor Asks if Victoria Still Wants to Take Over Chancellor-Winters.
The Grand Phoenix Hotel Lobby
Danny shows up to Society and sees Traci sitting at the bar.
She looks around and sees him. “Danny?!”
She tells him that she’s really glad to see him, and asks when he came to town.
He says that he’s been around since Christmas Eve, and spent the day with Danny.
She asks how long he’s going to visit for, and he says it’s not too long.
Danny says she’s looking fabulous, and asks Traci to tell him what’s new, and not to hold back.
Traci laughs and says that she’s just in shock that he’s back.
Lauren walks in and sees Danny and Traci sitting in the club. She comes over to where they’re sitting and greets them both.
Lauren sits down and they start talking. She mentions that Tessa is around, and maybe they could sing together.
Michael Baldwin comes in, and sees Danny. They hug and Michael says that it looks like their New Years Eve plans have expanded.
Michael sits down with them, and Danny says that he’s working with Daniel on a project.
Michael asks if he’ll be around to see Cricket when she comes back from her skiing trip.
Danny says he hopes so!
There’s a countdown! 3… 2… 1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Danny, Traci, Lauren and Michael all start singing “Auld Lang Syne”.
Connor and Chelsea are sitting on the couch in her apartment, and they’re building an egg-drop device for Connor’s school.
Connor asks her if they can just use the one that’s in the closet. Chelsea laughs and says that her and Billy built that one, but Connor will have to use one he built.
Connor says, “Billy’s a nice guy, right?”
Chelsea laughs and says, “Yes, for the most part.”
Connor asks if he can just use all the bubble wrap. Chelsea says he will have to experiment.
Adam knocks at the door, and Connor answers it.
Connor tells him that they’re busy making an egg-drop device, and that Billy and Chelsea already made one, but he can’t use it. Adam doesn’t exactly look happy at this news.
Adam says that if it were his project, he wouldn’t just use bubble wrap.
Connor’s phone dings, and he says Johnny posted a video, and asks to go watch it in his room. Chelsea says that’s fine, and Connor leaves to his room.
Adam asks sarcastically if Billy was going to come over and help Connor later that night.
Chelsea says that she noticed that it really got under Adam’s skin when Connor told him about Billy and her building the egg-drop device.
Adam says that he didn’t want to interrupt, and says he came to wish them a Happy New Year.
He leaves, and heads downstairs to Crimson Lights for a hot drink.
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Lily comes to the park when it’s dark to find Billy there.
He says she’s just in time to celebrate New Years.
Billy says that it’d be nice to see the fireworks in the park, that they can have a different perspective from where they are.
Lily says that the different perspective needs to come from them.
She says that he was supposed to plan something special, and yet they’re standing in the park, freezing, and waiting for fireworks that won’t happen for hours.
She says that their issues started before Chelsea’s crisis.
Billy says that they start couple’s therapy next week, and they can get back on track.
Lily says that he hasn’t changed his behaviour since she suggested therapy, and she says that trying to get him to change was the wrong thing to do.
Billy says that it sounds like she thinks things are over.
She says that the spark has left their relationship ever since they stopped working together, and they’re two different people with two different goals.
Lily says that they should take some time apart. She says that it’s not the end, but they need to take some time to see what’s really left between them.
Billy leaves, and Lily sits on a bench, crying to herself.
Lily’s phone pings. It’s a text message from Daniel saying, “Happy New Year!”
Sally’s Hotel Suite
Nick shows up to Sally’s suite and brings her soup and a hot water bottle.
He also brings her some ginger ale and some champagne flutes.
She asks to be left alone, as she doesn’t really want any company right now.
Nick wishes her a Happy New Year, kisses her on the cheek, and leaves.
Chloe comes to Sally’s suite, and asks what all the food is about.
Sally says that Nick gave it to her to make her feel better.
Chloe asks if she’s still sick.
Sally says that she just can’t get Chloe’s comment out of her head, and wonders if she might be right.
Chloe is surprised, and says she didn’t even say the “P word”.
Sally says that she was normally diligent about taking the pill, but she forgot a couple of times, and is concerned about it.
Chloe says, “You didn’t forget on purpose, did you?”
Sally says that no, that’s not her style… At least not anymore.
Chloe laughs and says that plan doesn’t usually work out well. She says that Sally probably just has a stomach bug, and needs to chill out and enjoy her soup.
Sally sits down, looking worried.
Chloe says, “It wouldn’t be that bad if you had Nick’s baby, he makes beautiful babies!”
Sally says that it’s not that simple… The baby could also be Adam’s.
Chloe is surprised, and Sally tells her that she had “Goodbye sex” with Adam, and it was spontaneous.
Sally says she didn’t regret it at the time, and asks Chloe if she can get her a pregnancy test.
Jack is lurking at the restaurant, listening in on Diane and Jeremy as they talk.
Jeremy says that the only way to pay him back is to give him the money she took.
Diane says that only way forward is if both of them lay their cards on the table.
Jeremy agrees, and asks her if she turned state evidence to put him away.
Diane says that she wouldn’t do something like that. She says that she’s being 100% straight with him.
She says that after he was arrested, that she missed the excitement that he brought to her life.
Jeremy says that he thought a lot about her when he was locked up… Both angry thoughts and good thoughts, too.
Diane says that it made her feel alive, and she wants to get that excitement back.
Jack continues to listen in, looking concerned.
Jeremy asks if she wants to start things up again, and wants to know why she left.
Diane says that she was afraid, and wanted to get away. She panicked and ran on her own volition.
Jeremy says that Jack offered him money to make him leave.
Diane says that whatever deal Jack made with Jeremy, it was to protect his family, and had nothing to do with her. She says that she can’t stop thinking of Jeremy, that they have an unbreakable bond.
She says that Genoa City is killing her, that there’s no thrill like she had when she was with Jeremy.
Jeremy says that it’s a very interesting proposition.
Diane says that together, they could find a creative but risky way to score back the money she took from him.
Jeremy says that he’ll consider it and get back to her. He leaves, and Jack comes over to the table to see Diane.
Diane asks how long he’d been there. He says the whole time, he couldn’t let her go through this alone.
Jack says that he thinks that Jeremy believed what she was telling him.
Billy and Adam both arrive at Crimson Lights, and Billy sits down at a table on the indoor patio.
Adam says, “What a surprise to see you here!”
Adam goes on to say that Billy needs to leave Chelsea alone, she’s spending time with Connor. Adam stalks off abruptly.
Connor and Chelsea come into the coffee shop at that moment, and see Billy.
Chelsea says that they’re there to pick up a couple of hot chocolates.
Connor says Happy New Year to Billy, and asks if he can use Billy and Chelsea’s egg-drop device.
Billy says that’d be cheating. Connor looks disappointed.
Chelsea asks if Billy would like to come up and help them with the egg-drop project.
Billy says he’s happy to, and they go to get a few hot chocolates before they head upstairs.
Nick and Sharon sit down in a booth at the coffee shop.
They talk about his family and wish each other Happy New Year, and Sharon says that she likes seeing him smile.
The Abbott Mansion
In the Abbott living room, Jack offers to bring Diane a tea to help her calm down.
Diane says that she’s OK, just rattled by her meeting with Jeremy.
Jack says he was a lot harder on Diane than she deserved.
Diane says he doesn’t treat her like she’s a horrible person out to ruin people’s lives, unlike some others.
She says that she likes who she is with him.
Jack says he likes who he is with her too.
They look deeply into one another’s eyes and kiss tenderly.