Congrats to Ameila Heinle (Victoria, Y&R) who was selected as the performer of the week!
This past week on The Young & The Restless, Victoria Newman Locke (Ameila Heinle) realized that her husband, Ashland Locke had been lying to her about his cancer diagnosis thanks to the help of her family. Nikki, Victor, Nick, and Adam held an intervention for Victoria; they wanted her to finally see that Ashland had been lying and is only after the family company. Victoria didn’t want to believe them because that would mean that Ashland was never in love with her. Heinle did a phenomenal job of showing someone who desperately doesn’t want to face the truth about their partner’s lies. Victoria is typically composed so getting to see Heinle show ranges of emotion this week was a treat for fans! Heinle’s tone in her voice showed how badly Victoria didn’t want to face reality. Fans could sense that Victoria felt like her back was against the wall and was forced to see what was in front of her. When Victoria tries to leave, Adam makes one final attempt to reach through to her. Victoria doesn’t think Adam has her best interest at heart, so when he attempts to bond and empathize with her by mentioning he knows what she might be going through based on what he experienced with Chelsea; Heinle’s facial expressions alone showed that Victoria started to believe her family about Ashland. Her face softened and her sad eyes showed how Victoria’s heart was starting to break. Heinle showed just how shattered Victoria felt when Ashland decided to walk away when she confronted him as Victoria embraced her mother afterward in tears. Heinle shows that although Victoria is a strong, independent, powerful businesswoman, she wants what everyone else wants: love. Victoria thought she finally had that in Ashland and the realization that their relationship was based off of lies is devastating. Victoria catches Billy (Jason Thompson) up to speed and Heinle shows how hard Victoria is struggling to keep her composure. It’s understandable that Victoria doesn’t want to be kicked while she’s down and she doesn’t want Billy to rub it in her face that he was right about Ashland. Heinle & Thompson share touching scenes where Billy is hurt to see Victoria hurting and that all he wants is for her to be happy. He reminds her that she can trust him. They are concerned what Ashland is capable of if he wants Victoria out of the picture. Ashland runs into them which was a great cliffhanger. Fans can’t wait to see what happens next!
The Young & The Restless
Jack and Phyllis return home from LA. Jack fills in Traci about Allie. Jack gets another text from the mysterious texter, telling him that they will help him reunite with Allie. Allie is alone at Keemo’s house and someone is spying on her there. Allie is informed the next day that someone is willing to buy the house, but wants to meet her first. It turns out to be Diane Jenkins, but she introduces herself to Allie as Taylor Jenson. Jack fills in Billy about Allie. Traci and Billy disagree when it comes to Allie; Traci thinks Jack should respect her space whereas Billy thinks Jack should reach out right away. After talking to Phyllis, he thinks he should try to communicate with her now. He calls her and mentions he will be in LA for work and offers to go for coffee, but tells her there is no pressure to decide right away. Allie is initially upset that he called so soon. However, after talking to “Taylor” who convinces her to see Jack, she calls him and lets him know that she agrees to see him in LA.
Devon agrees to the merger between Chancellor Industries and Hamilton-Winters after talking with Jill. Lily is thrilled. Billy records and released his first podcast in which he talks about how love can be healing. Lily and Devon try to convince Nate to work at their family company. However, Nate initially turns the idea down after still being upset over what happened with Ashland. He doesn’t give them details, but Elena tries to keep the peace. She thinks it’s a good idea for Nate to work with them and she tells Lily and Devon that he will be okay, he just needs time. Nate stops by to see Chelsea and tells her that he’s interested in buying back the penthouse. Elena is surprised, but agrees to moving in there with him. Nate also agrees to working with Lily and Devon. Chelsea chats with Rey about Connor.
Lauren confronts Victor about not being truthful about Michael. He tries to convince her that everything will be fine. Victor, Nikki, Nick, and Adam stage an intervention for Victoria. She’s initially upset that her family wants her to break up with Ashland, thinking that Victor’s main concern is the family company. After hearing the evidence they have, thanks to Nate, she finally starts to believe they are telling her the truth. Ashland arrives and is upset that she is contemplating siding with her family. So he breaks things off with her. By doing so, this cements to Victoria that he must have been lying all along and she is devastated. She later runs into Billy and fills him in. He’s hurt to see her hurting. Considering Ashland went after the company and is co-CEO, Victoria voices her concern that she’s not sure how far he’d go to get her out of the way. Ashland runs into them at Crimson Lights.
Days Of Our Lives
Chad and Abigail agree to help Will and Sonny set a trap for Leo so Craig can be enlightened and for Sonny to get his revenge against Leo. The first step is that Chad and Abigail stage a fight for Leo to see which he does. Leo thinks Craig should go after Kayla’s job at the hospital.
Johnny calls Shawn to fill him in about Belle. Shawn, Marlena, and John perform an exorcism on Belle. They think they got rid of the Devil. While Belle was temporarily possessed by the Devil, they admit they staged the kiss between “EJ” and Abigail to cause trouble between Chad and EJ. Chad finds out the truth and is conflicted. He wants to tell the truth that EJ didn’t kidnap Sami, but he knows he can go to jail for perjury. Kate comes up with a solution: blame it on Belle being possessed by the Devil. Kate helps Chad achieve this. Shawn fills in Belle about what happened while she was possessed and she’s devastated to her what has been going on. She goes to visit EJ to tell him what happened. EJ also remembers that Clyde was responsible for him getting shot. He confronts him about it, but then Clyde gets out on parole. Clyde goes to see Ben and Ciara. Ben & Ciara ask Allie and Chanel to make them a gender reveal cake. So far, the Devil and Allie are the only ones who know the gender of their baby.
Gabi fires Kate and then wonders if she can fully trust Johnny. He tries to convince her that she can by seducing her. They are about to make love in the office when Jake walks in on them. Jake fills in Gabi that the Devil was responsible for tearing them apart. She is shocked, but believes him and wants him back. Jake doesn’t want to be with her after seeing that she could believe he’d hurt her and moving on with Johnny.
Rafe is found not guilty, which infuriates Ava. She returns to Salem to confront Rafe and Nicole. Rafe reminds her that the police are looking for her and since he was found not guilty, he’s been reinstated. She’s not rattled by him. She later runs into Patch and Tripp and asks Tripp to go to dinner with her. Tripp fills Ava in that he and Allie broke up and he gives the family ring back to Ava. Ava said she’ll hang onto it until Tripp finds the right woman.
Gwen is afraid that Xander won’t want to marry her now that Sarah is back in town. Xander blames Abigail for Sarah’s current condition. Abigail tells Maggie and Xander that she wonders if Rolf can make an antidote considering he made the drug. Kayla informs Maggie and Abigail that Sarah’s condition is worse than what Abigail’s was and she isn’t sure how long Sarah will be in her current condition. She tells Maggie that she can decide what happens to Sarah next: bring her home or go to Bayview. Maggie wants to bring Sarah home, but she only wants to be with Tony. Tony and Anna don’t see eye to eye where Sarah is concerned. Maggie asks Tony if Tony would move in with her and Sarah so Sarah will go home and he agrees, which upsets Anna. Maggie informs Sarah of the news.
Kayla refuses to fire Marlena and so she is fired instead with Craig available to take over Kayla’s job. Abigail and Chad move onto the next phase of their plan: trying to convince Leo that Chad is interested in him.
TJ finds Willow unconscious and tends to her. He calls Harmony on her behalf and it gives Harmony an out just as Phyllis recognizes her as Lorraine. Epiphany takes over in helping treat Willow which upsets one of the other doctors who thinks she’s over-stepping. She decides she wants to take the MCAT test so she can become a doctor. Nina asks Phyllis if she’d help her recruit Harmony in the lawsuit for grandparent visitation rights for Wiley.
Sonny visits Michael at the police station in an effort to help him, but Michael refuses his help. He lets it be known that he’s furious at his father for appearing to side with Nina who has hurt the family so deeply. Michael also refuses to tell him what happened regarding Joss and tells Sonny that he’s not her family. Michael is later released on bail and Willow meets him. She fills him in about her fainting and Harmony being there for her. Ms. Wu sees Sonny and tells him that she wants to share the pier. Sonny agrees to sharing it under his own conditions: no drugs, he should be notified ahead of time, and he chooses the point person. Dante fills in Sonny about Joss & Cam and that he doesn’t want Sonny getting involved. They also talk about Nina and how Dante thinks Sonny can’t have both Nina and his family in his life. Nina runs into Sonny at Charlie’s and they share a dance together. They pull away before getting too caught up in the moment. Britt offers Brad a job as a patient advocate at the hospital. Ms. Wu overhears and tells them that she has plans for Brad to work for her instead.
Smoltz tries to convince Alexis to run the story about Joss & Cam’s sex tape as gossip, thinking the clickbait will help since Joss is Sonny’s step-daughter. While not thrilled with Smoltz’s intentions of the story, Alexis tells Carly she thinks they should cover it so that they can control the narrative of what happened before other companies run the article. Liz and Carly wonder if their past is karma for what is happening to their children. They compliment each other for raising their children well. Joss & Cam decide to tell their story to the Invader. Harmony catches up with Alexis and tells her she’s been living in a motel. Alexis offers for her to live with her temporarily.
Curtis and Portia celebrate being homeowners while Epiphany and Marshall celebrate her taking the next stop to becoming a doctor. Curtis and Portia notice that Marshall and Epiphany are getting closer and he worries that his father isn’t good enough for her. After talking to his father and realizing how serious he is in pursuing a relationship with her, Curtis feels better about it. That is until Drew calls him with news about his dad. Curtis meets up with Drew, who tries to convince him that maybe he’s better off not knowing about his father’s past and just be grateful he has him in his life now and find a way to move forward. Curtis isn’t able to do so and wants to know what Drew found out: Marshall lived out of the country under his real name. Which is suspicious considering Marshall said he’s been living in witness protection. Marshall confronts Sonny of being too close to his family (TJ), but Sonny isn’t rattled by him. He later takes notice of one of Marshall’s prescriptions when he drops it on the floor. Curtis asks Jordan for help in finding out more info about Marshall and when she refuses, he turns to Sonny for help. Sonny also refuses and instead encourages him to talk things out with his father directly.
Maxie tries to convince BLQ to pursue a relationship with Chase and Finn does the same with Chase. Finn & Liz decide to give their romance a chance and they kiss. Lucy tells BLQ and Maxie that Sasha and Brando got married. They decide to plan a welcome home party and that they want to use one of BLQ’s original songs and they need a male to sing one of the parts: Chase perhaps?
Ryan, with Harmony’s help as interpreter, communicates with Spencer; he mentions that they share a common goal of wanting Nikolas and Ava apart and wants to know what Spencer will do next to make that happen? Nikolas is suspicious of them talking and takes his son home to Laura’s. Ryan threatens Harmony. Esme informs Laura and Nikolas that she plans on moving out. Laura tries to convince her to stay and Esme said she feels like Spencer is interested in Trina and that’s why she’s leaving. Spencer comes home to see her with her bags packed. They talk alone and when Esme tries to leave, a pregnancy test falls out of her bag. Spencer wants to know if she’s pregnant and asks her to take the test, but she refuses to. Spencer fills in Cameron about Esme breaking up with him and possibly being pregnant. He tells Cam that he thinks Esme is responsible for the revenge porn video, but doesn’t want her to go to prison if she’s pregnant with his child. Cam reminds him to not worry until he knows for sure if she’s even pregnant. After Esme leaves, she smirks. She later runs into Nikolas and asks for his help.
Trina and Joss make up and get their friendship back on track. Joss tells Trina she thinks Esme’s intention was to always break their friendship up. Jordan informs Dante that she doesn’t want him working on the Joss & Cam case. She gets a tip that leads her to meeting up with Trina and Joss at their school and she asks for Trina to go with her to the station for questioning. Portia fills in Ava that Trina is trying to distance herself from Spencer and therefore doesn’t think they should be working together at the art gallery. Ava and Nikolas try to find out what Victor’s plans are, but Victor claims to Nikolas he only wants to expand the family company.
Anna informs Laura, Sam, and Drew that Luke was murdered, that the accident was faked. Anna mentions the eyewitness they found who admitted to working for Victor and the cause, but that he later killed himself. They need to find proof that Luke’s murder is connected to Victor.
The Bold & The Beautiful
Thomas demands to meet with Sheila and they meet in the alley near the restaurant that Deacon works at. Steffy overhears Thomas on the phone and tries to get her brother to open up to her as to what is going on, but he dodges her questioning. Finn also asks to meet with Sheila as he wants to find out for himself if she really has changed for the better. Sheila is delighted that her son is reaching out to her. Steffy follows Thomas in an attempt to find out what he is hiding and sees him arguing with Sheila, but she can’t make out what is being said exactly. Steffy goes back home and tells Finn about what she saw. Thomas is still unsure about what he should do and is further conflicted when Taylor tells him that she wants to be with Ridge. Steffy and Finn wonder what Thomas could possibly be arguing about with Sheila.
Brooke is devastated over losing Ridge and she flashes back to a fight she had with Stephanie. When Ridge shows up, Brooke tries to convince him to come back home to her. Brooke appears to get what she wants when Ridge tells her that he loves her and always will. Brooke fantasizes about the different men she’s been with: Eric, Bill, Thorne, and Nick. Her fantasy ends with her and Ridge dancing to their song, “Unforgettable”.
(Article written by Adriana Grecco)