Devon is Disappointed When Jill Refuses to Dissolve the Merger, and Mariah and Tessa Could Have Their Baby by February

In this episode of CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Billy gives Lily a pep talk, Chelsea invites Victoria to dinner, and Devon vents to Abby. In the previous episode, Diane and Jack’s plan to frame Jeremy worked, Chance took him into custody after finding planted evidence.

(The Canadian Y&R day ahead recap for January 18, 2023 episode airs in the USA January 19. Recaps live by 4:15 PM EST daily.)

At Devon’s penthouse, Lily tells him that she and Jill understand his personal reasons for wanting to take his company back…

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But Jill is determined to move ahead with the IPO. If they split up the companies, it could crush the success of their offering. So they are rejecting his bid to dissolve the merger.

“Cool. I guess you are going to make this ugly,” he says.

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She tells him that’s not necessary but he sees no way out. Lily gives him her bid to rebrand the company and buy him out.

That will give him the chance to create a brand new company with no acrimony.

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He paces and sighs. It’s hard for him to see how this benefits him. She and Jill aren’t giving up anything.

She points out she’s giving up the chance to work with him. She’s sure if they go to court, it will negatively affect their relationship.

He accuses her of holding his company hostage and making a professional disagreement into a personal want.

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They rehash how things have changed since the merger. She insists it’s not a bad deal. He doesn’t care about the money.

She thinks he should focus on building a new legacy than fighting a lawsuit he might lose.

Lily encourages him to think this over. Whatever they do next will change their lives. They should do something that would make their dad proud.

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Lily sees herself out.

Sharon is startled when Abby shows up at Crimson Lights and asks for her forgiveness over the scene she made with Chance in there a few days ago.

Sharon assures her she is still fond of her. She knows they have had a rough few years and she’s not planning to discuss her personal life with anyone.

Tessa and Mariah show up and Sharon welcomes them back, asking how things went with the potential birth mother.

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They tell her all about Dephine and why she decided adoption was the best thing for her baby. She had a million questions for them.

They had several meetings, went to the zoo, and got to know each other. It was scary and exciting.

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Delphine agreed to let them adopt the baby. Sharon is thrilled and starts hugging them.

They get hugs from Abby too.

There are still a million more hurdles to clear but the wives just want to celebrate their good fortune today. They are armed for the worst but hoping for the best.

Holding Tessa’s hand, Mariah says that no matter what, they will have a child one day. Abby says this is just like when they got together to have a baby.

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Having Dom made Mariah realize she wanted a child. Tessa wants nothing more than to have one with her. They kiss.

As Sharon and Tessa get coffee, Mariah notices Abby looks upset. They step out to the patio to talk.

Abby explains that things have gotten complicated with Chance. They’re getting divorced. Mariah is sorry to hear that.

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Abby recalls how she gave her their child and Mariah assures her they will still be amazing co-parents.

Abby wishes her and Tessa the best, saying they will be amazing moms.

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On her way out, Abby gets a text from Devon asking if she’s free.

Mariah joins Tessa and Sharon and they chat about the meetings with the mother and all the complicated emotions.

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The father is on board with the adoption. Delphine seems determined.

They told her all about their relationship and family and Genoa City. There are all sorts of legal questions they have for Christine.

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The baby is due by the end of February.



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Abby drops by Devon’s penthouse. She tells him Mariah and Tessa’s good news.

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He’s glad something good is happening to someone.

He admits his plans to dissolve the merger are not going as he was hoping.

He explains the deal that Jill and Lily offered him. She points out that empires have been built on a lot less. If he took the deal, he could make his sister happy and start something brand new.

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He says the company is invaluable because he created it with Neil.

She doesn’t think that leaving it would break his connection to his father. Neil will always be part of his life. He should make his decision based on his future, not his past.

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He doesn’t know what he sees when he thinks about the future and can’t see how a new company would compare. He’s afraid he might fail.

She points out he could also succeed. Whatever choice he makes, he won’t be alone.

They hold hands and he notes she took off her rings. She admits she’s filled with uncertainty.

He tells her she won’t have to face it alone. They kiss.

Lily bumps into Billy at Society. He’s waiting for his pizza and tells her this doesn’t have to be awkward unless they want it to be.

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When he tells her he’s taking it to dinner at Chelsea’s, she’s polite.

She admits she’s having a tough week but it’s not his problem. He knows things are over between them but if she needs someone to lean on, he’d like to be that person.

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She sits down and complains nothing is going right in her life.

He says they may not have lasted, but they still have something. He asks about her problems with Devon.

It looks like Nate was right and Devon just wants to be a lone wolf. Now Lily is stuck in an empty office.

Billy tells her she did amazing things for the company. She’s proud of what she’s accomplished.

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He tells her this is a golden opportunity. That baffles her.

Billy explains she’s at her strongest when her back is against the wall. He’s sure she will rise to greater heights when she doesn’t have to mediate with her family.

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Devon will get over it and their bond will survive. She hopes so and thanks him for the pep talk.

As he goes, he offers her any help she needs. “I’ve got this,” she says.

Sitting alone, she looks at a picture of herself with Neil and Devon.

Johnny shows up at Chelsea’s to see Connor. After the boys rib each other a bit, they head off to the kitchen.

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Chelsea asks Victoria if her son can stay for a movie after dinner. The Newman says they will have to play it by ear.

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Chelsea guesses she’s not happy about any of this. Sitting down, Victoria admits she wanted to refuse to let her son come. She knew that would disappoint him so she gave in.

She’s still very uncomfortable with this situation.

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Victoria won’t stop her son from seeing her, but she still feels very protective. She can’t forget how devastated he was when he learned she is his biological mother. All of this is moving too fast.

Chelsea understands and know she blind-sided her by pushing this. She really appreciates her letting her be the slightest pat of Johnny life.

Promising that they are on the same side, she assures Victoria she doesn’t want to take her place in her son’s life.

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Billy shows up, surprised that Victoria is still there. The ladies assure him all is well.

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Chelsea asks Victoria to stay for dinner. The kids rush over and Victoria reluctantly agrees to stay.

After they have dinner, Connor suggests that Katie come for dinner next time.

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Victoria decides it’s time to go but she agrees to let her son stay for a movie.

On her way out, she thanks Chelsea for dinner and leaves fast.

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