This episode of The Young and The Restless airs Thursday, January 26, 2023 in the USA. We provide early Y&R recaps daily! Today’s Young and The Restless recap’s episode airs one day ahead in Canada.
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Crimson Lights – Daniel talks with Tucker and Lily about Omega Sphere
Tucker comes into the coffee shop and sees Daniel working on his laptop.
Daniel asks what he’s there for, and Tucker asks him about his gaming venture, saying that he had an interesting talk with Phyllis about it.
Daniel says that he has to be careful, he can’t discuss his project with Tucker.
Tucker says that he heard he’s looking for a new backer for Omega Sphere, and they should talk about why McCall would be a great fit for his project.
They sit down together, and Tucker asks what he’s looking for to run his project.
Daniel says “good money, creative freedom.” He says that Tucker’s heard a lot from his mom, obviously, and asks him what he can offer him.
Tucker says that he doubts he’ll have any autonomy at Chancellor-Winters or Newman Media. He says that he understands what Daniel’s looking for, and he can offer it to him.
Daniel says that the platform isn’t just a game, but has a goal to change people’s lives.
Tucker says that sounds really great, and that he’s done some research on Daniel.
Tucker says that he knows that Heather and Lucy are living in Portugal.
Daniel says that that’s not any of Tucker’s business. He says he’s looking for a partner that doesn’t pry into a person’s private business.
Tucker apologizes and says that he didn’t want to cross a line, he just wanted to find out more about Daniel.
Daniel says that he dug up dirt on him, and that’s not cool.
Tucker says that he’s familiar with losing connections with family, and that pain can be a strong motivator to set things right.
Lily comes in and overhears Tucker and Daniel talking.
Tucker doesn’t notice her at the door, and says that he wants to help Daniel achieve something meaningful with Omega Sphere.
Lily comes over to the table and says she overheard Tucker’s pitch, and tells Tucker that Daniel is in a contract with her.
Tucker says that there are problems at Chancellor-Winters, and he wanted to make sure Daniel was taken care of.
Lily tells Daniel that he planted Audra at Chancellor-Winters to break it up, and that he betrayed his own son, he wouldn’t have a problem betraying Daniel too.
Tucker thinks it’s a good time for him to leave, and heads out, leaving Lily and Daniel to talk.
Lily asks Daniel if he’s thinking of breaking his contract with her to work with Tucker, and that it’d be a huge mistake. She asks why he was talking to Tucker in the first place.
Daniel says that Tucker sought him out.
Lily asks how he knew about the project.
Daniel says that Phyllis let it slip to Tucker.
Lily says that she understands that Daniel wants to make the launch quickly, that he wants Heather and Lucy to know he’s turned his life around, but that Chancellor-Winters can’t move ahead until the IPO is figured out.
Daniel says that the IPO problems are what’s bothering him.
Lily says to give her one week to make it happen, and she’ll let him out of the contract if it doesn’t come through.
Nate and Audra come into the coffee shop, and tell Daniel that they had a great meeting with Phyllis about Omega Sphere.
Lily is shocked that they met with Phyllis and are bidding on the project.
Daniel says he didn’t know about this. He says that his mother needs to get her priorities straight. He gets up to leave, and says he’ll get to the bottom of it. He exits the coffee shop.
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Newman Media – Phyllis tries to strike a deal with Audra & Nate
Audra and Nate are in his office talking, and they discuss how their meeting went well with the media person from earlier.
Phyllis shows up, and Nate explains to Audra that there’s a meeting with Daniel Romalotti, and says that he asked Phyllis to sit in.
Phyllis looks a bit surprised to see Audra there. She says that they should start the meeting.
Nate says that he thought they should wait for Daniel, since it’s his project, and he wanted to hear about it directly from Daniel.
Phyllis says she’s handling all business matters, and Daniel is the creative, and if the meeting goes well, then she’ll set up the meeting with Daniel.
She explains how Daniel has set up a new gaming platform, and how it’s going to change gaming with the potential to be incredibly lucrative.
Nate says he senses a mother’s pride.
She says that she’s a gamer, and she knows when something works, and she wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t a great project.
Nate says that he loves what he hears.
Audra says that other corporations must be interested, and wonders if Phyllis is trying to start a bidding war.
Phyllis says that it’s a hot commodity, and wanted to make sure that they got in on the ground floor.
Nate says that he prides himself on being bold and decisive, but needs to hear from Daniel before he can make any decisions.
Audra agrees that they need to hear something more than the proud mother talking about her son’s project.
Phyllis says she’ll set up a meeting with Daniel and them. She leaves the office.
Nater says he likes what he heard, but thinks Audra’s reticent about the project.
Audra says that Lily and Devon are building a whole new division for the project, and wonders if Phyllis is trying to get a better deal for Daniel. She says that she doesn’t want to cause any problems between them and Chancellor-Winters.
Nate says that he doesn’t want to be involved in some kind of chess match between the companies either.
Audra says that Phyllis seems like a loose cannon.
Society – Billy talks to Lily about their past
Billy comes into Society and sees Lily there. He helps her put on her coat as she’s leaving.
He says that he remembers when he had to care for her all the time.
She laughs and says that he’s not COO anymore.
Billy says, “That too.” He asks how her meeting with Devon went.
She says she can’t say much but asks him if he’s figured out his next life move.
He laughs and says, “You know better than that.” He asks if she’d like to grab a coffee and talk about anything but Chancellor-Winters.
She says she’d love to, but she has a crazy day ahead of her. She thanks him for understanding that she can’t talk.
Lily says he can talk to Jill about it, and she’ll probably tell him everything.
Billy says he’d rather not talk to his mother right now. He says that he’s sorry for everything that Lily is going through and that she’ll figure it out.
She says that she hopes that Billy finds everything he’s looking for and leaves the restaurant.
L.A. – Sally talks to Nick about her future plans
Sally is on the phone with Chloe. She tells her that Jill canceled, and says she’s going to stay in L.A. to see if Jill changes her mind and wants to meet with her.
Sally says she’ll let Chloe know how it goes, and then flashes back to when she and Nick discussed that she was pregnant.
She starts to send a text when her phone rings. It’s Nick.
Nick says that he phoned to let her know he was thinking about her.
She says that he didn’t send a text, how archaic that he’d call from a phone.
He laughs and says he’s old-school… So old-school that he’s calling her from a rotary phone.
She groans and Nick asks how the morning sickness is. She says she’s ok, but she’s a bit distracted by her meeting with Jill.
She apologizes for dropping the pregnancy news on him and then just left on a plane to California.
Nick asks if she’s eating healthy, getting rest, taking vitamins, etc.
She says yes to all of the above.
Sally asks how he’d feel if she needed to move to L.A.
Nick bushes over the question, and asks how Sally would feel about that.
She says it’s nice and sunny, and asks again if he’d support her if she needed to move back to California.
He says he would support her decision, but not to get ahead of themselves.
Sally says that she feels Genoa City is her home, and that she belongs there with Nick.
Nick says that Jill wants to work with her, and she can do it, she’s got everything it takes to work with Jill.
Sally asks if he’s a part-time cheerleader.
Nick laughs and says rah-rah-rah.
Sally thanks him and says that she’s lucky to have him in her life and that the baby is lucky too.
She tells him she’ll be home soon and hangs up.
She thinks about her time with Adam when they made love.
The Abbott Mansion – Jack & Diane tell Kyle & Summer they’re a couple
Diane looks very happy as she remembers lying in bed with Jack.
Jack comes into the living room and asks what the smile is about, and then says that it’s probably the same thing that puts a smile on his face.
He goes to kiss her when Diane says that they probably shouldn’t… As Summer and Kyle walk down the stairs and see them there.
Kyle and Summer ask why Diane is there, and Jack says that she spent the night again.
Jack says that there’s something they should know… That his relationship with Diane has taken a turn and they’re now romantically involved.
Diane asks how they feel about this.
Kyle says they saw signs of them getting closer, but they never thought it would actually happen.
Diane says that she came to town to reconnect with Kyle, and this was unexpected for her too.
Jack says that he wants them to know that he thinks of Diane as part of the family now.
Kyle says that he apologizes he’s not ready to embrace the idea they’re together, but they do seem happy.
Jack says that they’re very happy.
Summer says they need to go, they have a breakfast meeting to get to.
An awkward exit is made, and Jack and Diane are left alone.
Diane says that she doesn’t think Kyle was pleased about the news. She says that Kyle thinks that she’ll end up hurting Jack.
Diane says that she won’t do anything to drive him away again, after everything she’s been through.
She says she knows what it’s like to lose Jack and Kyle, and will never put herself at risk of that again.
Society – Kyle & Summer discuss Victor’s proposal
Kyle and Summer make their way into the restaurant and have a seat.
Summer says that Diane had her sights on Jack all along.
Kyle says that he can’t root for them after what they’ve gone through.
Summer says that at least Diane is a step up from Sally Spectra, the last one Jack fell for.
Kyle says he wishes that Jack and Diane had kept things platonic, he thinks they moved too fast.
Summer says that the danger with Stark probably made them get closer.
Billy comes up to their table. He makes small talk and asks how Stark got arrested.
Kyle explains that it was a stolen necklace that got him in trouble.
Billy thinks it’s odd that Jeremy Stark was a high-profile money launderer, and now he’s gone into petty burglary… He must have learned some new tricks while he was in jail.
Billy thanks Kyle for the information, and heads out.
Kyle says that he wishes that Summer hadn’t kept him out of the loop on what was happening with his mother.
Summer says that he should be thanking her for keeping him out of it.
Kyle says that he just wants to put the whole ordeal behind him.
Summer says that she wants nothing more than to lead Marchetti, no more family plotting.
She asks if Kyle has made a decision about getting Adam out of Jabot for Victor.
Kyler says that all Victor wants is to give Adam a little push out of Jabot.
Summer says she can’t believe he’s still in on this. She says he’s using it as an excuse because his hatred of Adam is his motivation.
He says that he’d only do it if his father doesn’t find out.
She says that can’t be guaranteed.
Kyle’s phone pings. It’s Victor, texting him to meet to discuss the next steps.
Summer asks who messaged him.
Kyle says it’s nothing important.
The Grand Phoenix Hotel Lobby – Tucker taunts Phyllis
Tucker comes into the lobby of the Grand Phoenix Hotel. He sees Phyllis at the elevator and tells her that he had a good conversation with Daniel about Omega Sphere.
Phyllis says to stay away from her son, that they don’t want anything to do with him. She says she’ll wait and take the next elevator.
Tucker steps onto the elevator, and says that it’s Daniel’s project, she’s just along for the ride.
Jack’s Bedroom – Diane & Jack talk about Kyle
Jack and Diane are in bed again, having just made love.
They snuggle, and he asks if she’s still worried about Kyle.
She says she is.
He says that Kyle just needs time to come around. He says he’ll be by her side, to let him know how happy they are.
Phyllis’ Hotel Suite – Daniel tells his mother to stop interfering
Phyllis is making herself comfortable at her hotel suite when there’s a knock at the door.
It’s Daniel. He comes in, and Phyllis says she needs to set him straight.
Daniels says no, he needs to set her straight. He tells her that she can’t go ahead and pitch his ideas to other companies.
He says that he’s questioning why he hired her.
Crimson Lights – Billy gives Nate a piece of his mind
Lily is sitting at a table in the coffee shop, working on her tablet.
Nate and Audra are sitting at another table, talking about podcasts.
Billy comes in and overhears them talking. He says that Nate has backstabbed his family, and now he’s hired Audra to ruin Newman Media.
Lily sits and watches the whole encounter, not saying a word. Billy gives her a look as he leaves.