Today’s Young and the Restless recap airs Friday, May 12 2023 in the USA, and airs one day ahead in Canada. We post our Y&R recaps every weekday!
On the last episode of Y&R, Tucker offered Diane a way out, Adam’s proposal enraged Nick & Chloe, and Daniel contacted Jack.
The Abbott Mansion
Jack gets a text from Daniel to meet, and he invites Daniel to come to talk with him.
Tucker walks into the living room, and Jack says he always manages to surprise him. He invites Tucker to sit and talk with him.
Michael sees Daniel in the coffee shop.
Daniel asks for him to talk right away.
Michael says he’s busy working on Diane’s case, and can’t talk right now.
Daniel says it’s about proving that Diane didn’t kill Phyllis, and invites Michael to go to the Abbott house with him.
Michael says that he should have said so, and they leave the coffee shop.
Billy sits with Johnny at a table in the restaurant. He wonders what’s keeping Connor and Chelsea.
Johnny says that he doesn’t game too much with Connor anymore, and Connor seems to be avoiding him at school.
Billy asks why that is.
Johnny says that maybe something’s happening that nobody’s told him about.
Billy says that Nick and Sally are having a baby, but Adam’s the father.
Johnny says that maybe Connor is getting the better end of the deal and that maybe she won’t talk as much as Katie does.
Harmony comes into the penthouse and is introduced to Dominic by Devon.
She holds Dominic and fawns over him, saying that the world is full of miracles.
Connor says that he’s not hungry, he just wants to go home.
Billy says there are benefits to having a sister, and asks Johnny to tell him.
Johnny says that you can give your broccoli to your little sister.
Billy asks Connor what he wants on his pizza.
Connor says he doesn’t want anything to eat.
Devon and Harmony talk about how Devon’s grandmother (Harmony’s mom) used to love holding him, and that he’s doing a bang-up job as a father.
Harmony mentions that Tucker seems to be coming around as well.
Devon is non-committal on the Tucker thing.
Harmony says that not everyone can be a natural father like Neil and that Tucker seems to be trying really hard.
Devon says that he put her on the spot the other night when he asked her about changing his name.
He asks if she’s comfortable with it.
The Abbott Mansion
Jack asks Tucker why he tried to convince Diane to leave town.
Tucker says that he just helped Diane face facts, that the evidence is piling up against her, and she has her checkered past to contend with.
He says that both Jack and Kyle would be traumatized by the trial, or she could just leave.
Jack asks if Ashley put him up to this.
Tucker says that Ashley didn’t have anything to do with it and that if Jack thinks that Diane’s return to Genoa City has brought anything but sneers and whispers, he’s mistaken.
Jack says that Tucker has forgotten one important thing… That Diane is innocent.
Tucker says that doesn’t matter, and the stain from Diane will trickle down to Harrison.
Jack asks what he’s talking about.
Tucker says that Jack’s company may not survive having Diane around and that Jack should do what he can to get Diane out of there.
He puts on his sunglasses and says that “Everyone’s so tense, bro.” He leaves an exasperated Jack.
Devon says that changing his name won’t change who he is or where he came from.
Harmony says that a rose by any other name smells just as sweet.
She says that he can call himself the crown prince, but he’ll always be her son.
Devon and Harmony laugh and talk about Dominic’s future and how he can grow up to be anything he wants.
Devon says that he remembers that he and Harmony used to build forts together.
Harmony says that she tried her best.
Devon says those days were special to him. He says no matter what he goes through in his life, that remembering their times together put a smile on his face.
Billy says pineapple is great on pizza.
Johnny suggests they get two pizzas, one without the pineapple.
Connor asks if it’s time that they stop pretending.
Billy says he needs some air and asks Connor to join him outside. They head out, leaving Johnny and Chelsea to talk.
The Abbott Mansion
Kyle walks into the house and asks where Diane is.
Jack says that she’s upstairs resting and mutters something about Tucker, the “resident bottom feeder”.
Kyle says that Summer packed up Harrison and took off to places unknown.
The doorbell rings, it’s Daniel and Michael.
They walk inside and Jack asks what’s going on.
Daniel asks where Summer is and Jack says she’s out.
Daniel says that’s good because she wouldn’t want to hear what he has to say… He tells Jack, Michael, and Kyle that Phyllis is alive.
Billy and Connor step outside and talk.
Billy says that having a baby sister doesn’t mean that Connor’s parents will love him any less.
Connor says he knows that.
Billy asks Connor to tell him what’s bothering him.
Connor asks if it even matters.
Johnny tells Chelsea that he’s not a very good big brother.
Chelsea says that he’s Katie’s big brother, and she’s crazy about him. She says that Katie and Connor are lucky to have him.
Johnny says he’ll be right back, and he leaves Chelsea at the table alone.
Harmony tells Devon that she has a memory of him when he was 4 or 5. She says they were in a park, and there were two toy cars sitting out.
She recalls that Devon really wanted the cars, but waited three days to see if anyone claimed them, and after those three days had passed, he took them home.
Harmony says that’s when she first noticed how generous Devon was and how much he cared about other people’s feelings.
She says she knows Dominic will get all of Devon’s love, and he’s the luckiest child to have Devon as a father.
The Abbott Mansion
Daniel says he’s seen Phyllis.
Michael says he’s seen her too, in his thoughts and dreams.
Daniel says he saw her in real life, he saw her in the park before he met Summer there.
Kyle, confused, asks what exactly happened.
Jack asks about the fight, and how she collapsed.
Daniel says that Phyllis told him what happened the night of the gala, and how it was all set up by Jeremy Stark.
Daniel explains that Stark attacked Phyllis and had set up the entire revenge plot, the money, and everything else, and Phyllis got caught up in his web of deceit.
He says that Stark tried to kill Phyllis, and she had to kill him in self-defense.
Everyone’s agog at what Daniel is saying.
Kyle says it’s insane.
Michael says it’s the only thing that makes sense so far.
He asks where Phyllis is now, and Daniel says he has no idea.
Jack says he doesn’t know what to think.
Michael asks Daniel if he has proof that what he saw is real, he asks if he took a picture.
Daniel says he didn’t take a picture, as he didn’t know that he was going to see her.
Kyle says he has to tell Summer.
Daniel says he can’t do that. He says that Summer would wonder why Phyllis came to him and not to her… It could hurt her feelings.
Jack says that he’s lying to Summer. He asks when the lies and the deception will stop.
Johnny comes out and talks with Billy and Connor.
Connor is upset and asks if they “have to keep doing this?”.
Billy says that they’re both there to help Connor.
Connor says Billy doesn’t understand. He says he’s fine, he’s great, and asks if can they just go back inside.
Tucker comes over to Devon’s and says hello to Harmony and Devon.
Devon thanks him for getting in touch with Harmony and bringing her to town.
They talk about Dominic for a little bit and how musical he is.
Harmony says that Dominic is a budding musical phenom in the making.
She asks when Devon will get back to music life. She says that Tucker should tell Devon to get back to what matters.
Tucker says he doesn’t give unsolicited advice to Devon, as per their arrangement.
Harmony says Devon really needs to get back to his calling.
The Abbott Mansion
Jack says that Phyllis complained about what Diane had done to fake her death, and she’s now done the same thing. He can’t believe it.
Daniel says that Phyllis has been punished by her own actions, and they can’t turn their backs on her now.
Devon says it’s a lot of work to raise a musical genius.
Harmony says Devon’s doing very well as a father, but really should think about getting back into music.
Devon says that he still has his label at Chancellor-Winters, so he’s “music-adjacent”.
Dominic’s voice comes out of the baby monitor, calling for his daddy. Devon goes up to check on him.
The Abbott Mansion
Jack says that Daniel’s been through a lot, but not to lay the blame at Jack’s feet.
Daniel says it all started when Phyllis tried to tell Jack about Diane’s problems and he wouldn’t listen to her.
Jack says Phyllis should be locked up for what she’s done.
Michael tries to calm the situation and asks if Daniel heard from Phyllis after they’d met.
Kyle says they need to contact Christine to get the state to drop the charges against Diane.
Michael says that as much as he’d like to make this all go away, it’s not going to be that easy.
Connor says that he came to talk with Billy, not Connor. He says that Johnny hated it when he found out that Connor was his brother.
Johnny says he’s fine with it now, but finding out that Chelsea was his bio-mom and that Connor was his brother was a lot to take in.
Tucker and Harmony are left alone to talk, as Devon’s upstairs tending to Dominic.
Harmony asks Tucker if everything’s ok with Ashley, as given their past together, there are bound to be ruffled feathers.
Tucker says they’re doing well together.
Devon’s voice comes through the baby monitor as he sings Dominic to sleep.
Tucker says that even though he and Harmony had a rocky relationship, at least they got Tucker from it.
Connor says that nobody asked Johnny to come out.
Billy says that Johnny’s family, and he loves Connor. He says that Connor needs to understand that family gets in your face all the time because they want to help… He’d better get used to it.
He tells Connor that if he needs time and space to figure out what’s going on, he should tell his mother.
Connor says that he will if that will make everyone back off. He goes into the restaurant.
The Abbott Mansion
Michael tells Daniel that he needs evidence, not the purported vision of a son who’s seen his mom after she died.
He says that there’s a mountain of evidence against Diane, and that if Daniel goes in front of a judge, he could be a suspect in Stark’s death.
Daniel says that if Phyllis didn’t defend herself, she’d be the one floating in the lake instead of Stark.
Michael says he’d do anything for Phyllis, but he’s representing Diane, and it’d be a conflict of interests if he helped Phyllis too.
Jack says he’s going to call Christine, off the record, and he has to tell Diane too.
Michael says Jack should hold off, that they can’t tell anyone about this… They have to be very careful and take it a step at a time.
Next Week on The Young and the Restless
Nate tells Audra that they’re helping each other to get what they want… And he knows what she wants.
Daniel is in the coffee shop with Chelsea. She asks him what he’s doing, and he says he’s “Waiting for bombs to explode.”
Jack and Kyle are in the motel room where Phyllis and Stark stayed, and Jack says he doesn’t know what they’re looking for, but he’ll know it when they see it.
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