This episode of The Young and The Restless airs Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023. We provide early Y&R recaps daily! In this episode, Tucker wants Diane to get rid of Stark, Daniel talks with Summer about Phyllis, and Abby & Devon get hot and heavy. This Young and The Restless (Y&R) recap’s episode airs one day early in Canada.
On the last episode of Y&R, Danny Reunites With Cricket, Billy Asks For Lily’s Forgiveness, and Mariah & Tessa Leave To Meet Delphine.
The Glam Club
Ashley meets with Phyllis in the club, and Phyllis is quick to tell her that Diane is back in town.
Phyllis tells her that Summer let everyone in town think that Phyllis made Diane flee town.
Ashley says that Jack did the same to her.
Ashley says that Jack blames her, and he’s blinded by Diane.
Phyllis retorts that Diane’s using this to dig further into Jack’s life, and that she’s spun everything to her advantage.
Summer comes into the club, and says that she’s been trying to get in touch with Phyllis.
Phyllis says she doesn’t know why Summer wants to talk, but she’s busy right now.
Ashley excuses herself, and leaves Summer to talk with Phyllis.
Phyllis doesn’t want to talk, but Summer apologizes, and says that she’s trying to keep her family safe, and is so worried about Harrison and Kyle.
Phyllis says, “You’d bend over backward for them, but do they make you think you don’t matter?”
Summer says that she’s sorry.
Phyllis says she knows she made mistakes, but she’d move mountains for Summer, but she keeps believing Diane instead of her.
Daniel shows up and asks if he should bring drinks.
Phyllis is upset, and says she has to leave.
Daniel sits down, and asks what Phyllis and Summer were arguing about.
Summer tells him that it was about Diane, and how Diane was at the Abbott cabin, and she didn’t tell her mother that.
Daniel says that she’s putting others over her mom.
Summer says that Phyllis made an anonymous call to Jeremy Stark that led him there, causing danger to her family.
Daniel says that he thinks their mom is right about Diane, and asks why she blames Phyllis.
Summer says she blames Diane.
Daniel says that it sounds like everyone’s being hard on Phyllis.
Summer says that Phyllis is the reason that they’re in danger, and that her marriage is having so many problems.
She says that she’s been going along with everything that Kyle wants, for the sake of her marriage.
Summer goes on to tell Daniel that Diane has lied to her and the family, and that she told Diane not to come between her and Kyle.
Daniel asks what Diane said to that, and Summer lets him know that “Diane said all the right things.”
Summer explains that it’s hard on Kyle, because he has abandonment issues because she left him so long ago.
She tells Daniel she’s glad he’s there, as she needs someone to talk to about it.
She says that Kyle has to stay strong, and she’s worried that Kyle won’t be able to see past Diane’s lies.
The Abbott Mansion
Jack and Diane are in the living room talking, and Diane says that she needs to convince Jeremy that she’s still attracted to him.
She asks if Jack is worried that she won’t be able to pull it off… Or whether he’s worried she will!
Jack says it doesn’t matter how he feels about her plan. He played his part, and the only reason he went along with the scheme is to get Jeremy Stark out of their lives.
Diane says that she can handle Stark.
Jack says that after it’s over, she’ll be free of him forever.
Diane says that if she wants to make it seem real, that she needs to get back to her hotel room.
Jack says that he wants her to stay at the Abbott home.
Diane says that she can’t do that… If she stays there, then Jeremy wouldn’t know that she faked the fight with Jack.
Jack says she can stay, and to let Jeremy know that she’s using Jack. He says to let Jeremy know that she is willing to put her family in danger in order to be back with him.
Kyle walks in on the last part of this conversation, and looks surprised by what he just heard.
Kyle sits down, and Diane says that she needs to make this look real for Jeremy. Kyle asks how they can help.
Diane says that she told him that she needs to move back into her suite at the Grand Phoenix.
Jack asks if she’s going to cut off all contact with him and the rest of the family.
Diane says that she’ll tell Jeremy that she still wants to be in contact with her family, but she still wants to be with him.
She says that she has to sound cold and calculating, or Jeremy won’t believe that she’s the one who used to launder money for him.
Kyle says he doesn’t like it, and Jack agrees.
Diane says that she can’t pull it off unless she knows that both of them trust her.
Kyle offers to drive her to the hotel, but Diane says that she can’t risk Stark seeing Kyle drop her off.
She asks again if they trust her, and they say of course they do.
Diane leaves, and Kyle says to Jack that he’ll do whatever is needed to get Jeremy out of their lives.
Jack says that he’s sorry that Summer and Phyllis are at odds, but he doesn’t feel sorry for Phyllis, as she brought it on herself.
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Abby drops by with Dominic.
Devon and Abby joke about Dominic’s little jacket, and Abby says she can get the same one for Devon so he’ll match.
Abby says that Chance will be dropping by to visit Dominic, and Devon says he’d like to be there.
Tucker shows up, standing in the doorway to Devon’s apartment.
Tucker snuggles with Dominic, who looks like he’s falling asleep.
Devon decides to take Dominic and get him settled down for a nap.
Abby says to Tucker that she wants to get to know Dominic’s grandfather, and asks him how long he’ll be in town.
Tucker says that the biggest issue is that Abby doesn’t trust him, and says that frankly, she shouldn’t.
Abby says that she knows what it takes to run a business like he’s created… God help whoever stands in his way.
Tucker says that he’s not that person anymore. Abby asks what’s changed.
Tucker says that he had an incident, which changed his life.
Abby thinks he was talking about the Ashram.
Tucker agrees that it was his time in the Ashram, and says that he’d never do anything to hurt Dominic.
Abby says that he probably said the same thing about her mother, Ashley.
She says that Tucker only returned to Genoa City after Diane returned, so it seems more like a familiar pattern than a new way of living.
She says that she knew all about his cheating ways in the past, and when she sees him saying that he won’t hurt her mother, she doesn’t believe him.
Tucker says that he understands, and until he earns her trust, that she gives him the benefit of the doubt, as they will be in each other’s lives for ever.
She asks what he means by that, and he says that he’s Dominic’s grandfather, and will be there for him, and she’ll be bound to Devon by Dominic as well.
Devon comes back downstairs from tucking in Dominic.
Tucker gets a message on his phone, and says he needs to leave. He gets up and heads out the door.
Devon apologizes for leaving them together, and asks what she and Tucker were talking about.
Abby says that she and Tucker were having an honest conversation, since they’re going to be spending more time together.
Devon says that there was a “weird vibe” between Tucker and her, and asks what that was about.
She says that Tucker just said that they’re going to be in each other’s lives because of Dominic, and she’s not sure how she feels about that.
Devon says he appreciates that, and asks how she’s doing otherwise.
Abby stares into his eyes, and says that when they’re together, things feel uncomplicated and easy… It just feels right.
Devon says he feels the exact same way, and they share a long, passionate kiss.
Devon says that he wants her to stay.
She says she wants to stay too, and they get undressed and make out on the living room sofa.
Diane’s Hotel Suite
Diane’s unpacking her bags, when there’s a pounding at the door.
A voice calls out, “It’s Jeremy Stark”… It’s obviously not, though, and then the voice says, “It’s actually Tucker!”
Diane opens the door to find Tucker there. She calls him a name, and he comes in.
He sees that she was busy with her suitcase, and wonders where she’s going… Does she have a room at the Abbott house?
She ignores the question and asks why he’s there.
Tucker says that he wants Jeremy Stark out of town, and he’s there to make sure that Diane’s going to get him out.
Diane asks why. He says that he thinks that Stark will get in the way of his plans.
Diane says that she’s forced to deal with Jeremy Stark because of the threat that Tucker brought to the town.
Tucker makes himself comfortable, lying down on her bed, and playing with a small box. She snatches the box back from him, and says that she’s checking back into the hotel, not leaving.
She says that she’s lost Jack.
Tucker scoffs, and says that she’s got Jack wrapped around her finger.
He gets up off the bed and leaves, saying he’ll see her around.
The Abbott Mansion
Diane comes back to the Abbott mansion, and lets Jack and Kyle know that she moved back into the hotel.
Jack says that she can let her guard down with him, and find the perfect way to get Jeremy Stark out of her life for good.
Diane thanks him, and kisses him on the cheek.
Ashley chooses that moment to come home, and walks in while Diane is kissing Jack.
She asks what’s going on now.
Tucker comes into the coffee shop, and sees Phyllis sitting at a table.
She’s leaving a voicemail for Amanda, saying that her daughter abandoned her, and says that she wants to see Amanda… She pleads for Amanda to move back to town and hangs up.
Tucker says that it sounds like she needs someone to talk to.
Phyllis says she’s impervious to his charms, and that if she needs a friend, that she’ll go find some of hers.
Tucker says that they don’t need to be friends to have a beneficial relationship.