Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) didn’t have to shell out for pyrotechnics this Fourth of July, because the fireworks were in full effect courtesy of the ever-embattled Jill (Jess Walton) and spitfire Lauren (Tracey Bregman). Last week on The Young and the Restless, the sirens discovered that they had far more in common than their business acumen and love of powerful men, as a DNA test confirmed that they are half-sisters.
While Jill embraced the idea of having a biological sibling and wanted to bond immediately, Lauren did not reciprocate the warm and fuzzy feelings. The redhead told Jill in no uncertain terms that she intended to keep her father’s memory, and only child status, firmly in tact and had no interest in a close relationship. Jill, who has always craved a sense of belonging, responded to Lauren’s rejection by legally taking the Fenmore name and investigating her rights to the family fortune. Given Jill’s reputation, and considering that Lauren used to be quite the mean girl back in the gap, both have good reason for their respective attitudes. You decide: Should Lauren show Jill a little sisterly love?