HomeTVCBSThe Young and the Restless Spoilers: Billy Plays Hardball! Jillian Bowe January 9, 2012 34 Comments Chelsea/Billy/Victoria: As we all know, DNA doesn't lie! Billy knocked up Chelsea. The interloper admits she drugged him and had sex with him, getting pregnant as a result. Chelsea wants $3 million from the Abbott playboy in order to skip town and take care of the baby. Billy flips it on her, saying he isn't paying her a dime. Instead, he and Victoria plan to adopt the baby. Chelsea isn't expecting Billy's counter offer, and decides to mull it over. Later, she calls her co-conspirator (Her mama!) and lets her know their plan has hit a baby bump! Victor/Sharon/Adam: Genoa City's gruesome twosome continue with their plans to get hitched, however Sharon still has feelings for Adam. Adam/Tucker: The pair hatch an illegal business deal. Adam's grab for power at Newman Enterprises may just land him in Victor's web of deception. Nikki: She continues her game of cat and mouse with Deacon, discovering some unsettling information about her husband. Meanwhile, Nikki clues Victor in on Deacon's nefarious plots. Later, Nikki must deal with painful memories from the night of Diane's murder. It looks like we'll finally learn Diane's killer in this lifetime, praise Bill Bell! YoHarmony: She goes to Tucker and request he helps out their son. Kay/Neil: The grand dame wants Neil back in the Chancellor fold. Ronan: He starts to dig up information on Diane's secret lover. Kevin/Angelina/Jeffrey: GloWorm's long missing love asks Kevin and Angelina for help. Kevin learns the truth about the mob princess, and the lies she's been telling! 34 Responses Ryan-Scott January 9, 2012 Please… Log in to Reply Restless Fan January 9, 2012 The madness of Maria Bell and Hogan Sheffer knows no boundaries. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 January 9, 2012 I’m just glad that this Jeffrey storyline wasn’t another dead end. Finally after over a months, we get more answers there … if people can still remember the cryptic scene he’s got in December. -.- Don’t want YoHarmony in GC. Can’t she just crawl back in her hole??? This character seriously is offending my intelligence I have about black women. I also think the writers should get rid of Angelina ASAP. This character is unbearable and just doesn’t deserve that much air time. Poor Greg Rikaart, he always has to be in such dumb storylines. Jana goes crazy Part I, Chipmunk disaster, Ryder/HisStupidSis/FakeLauren, Jana goes crazy Part II, Wants custody of Daisy’s child and now “On the run with the singing mob princess”. It really annoys me! The Villy/Chelsea storyline … oh please. So yet another woman RAPED a man on Y&R and actually tries to blackmail him somehow because she ended up pregnant. Besides that we already had a similar storyline with Daisy raping Daniel – doesn’t bother it anyone that according to the book of MAB, men just can be raped by crazy woman and suffer no consequences what so ever????? DON’T need Tucker, DON’T need Ronan and they finally need to end this Diane murder mystery. By the love of soaps, it’s getting old … besides that we still don’t know what really happened to Richard Hightower or Walter Palin for that matter. -.- Log in to Reply Bartman202 January 9, 2012 I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: *GAG* *SNORE* *YAWN* Sorry, but I just don’t buy how Jeffrey ‘runs’ into that now-brainless Kevin and that troll Angelina seeing that they are on ‘the run’ – stupid, stupid, stupid!!! Mr. Bell must be holding his head down in shame to see how far his legacy has fallen from grace…!! Log in to Reply The_Moustache January 9, 2012 i wonder how many visitors Victor will have at the jail this week?? Log in to Reply stefanstavros January 9, 2012 They’ve got a revolving door into Victor’s visiting room, don’t they?! LOL Is he ever in his regular cell??? so silly Log in to Reply kerfuffles January 9, 2012 I keep reading people saying Chelsea admitted to “drugging & raping” Billy, but that’s not what Chelsea admitted to. Based on that convo Billy taped, she just said Bilky got drunk & the sex was CONSENSUAL. She admits she planted a bag of heroin on Billy before leaving, but she never admits to drugging him. And Billy admitted he was doing his “Liam” thing at the bar. So, it’s hard for me too have too much sympathy for Bilky in this situation. He abandoned his wife, ran off to Asia, got black-out drunk & had sex with a stranger. But Billy is a victim? I hate how MAB has Billy do ANOTHER despicable thing–like his baby-buying before that–but then acts like Billy is in fact some blameless victim. It’s made the character of Bilky, and his relationship with spoiled, baby-obsessed Victoria, insufferable to me. Then again, YR has a whole is pretty much insufferable these days. Log in to Reply pennywise555 January 10, 2012 [quote]Kay/Neil: The grand dame wants Neil back in the Chancellor fold.[/quote] |( \\( :angry: What about wanting Jill back in the Chancellor fold? |( \\( :angry: Remember Jill Y&R? She’s been part of the Chancellor clan and story since 1973. Jill and Kay wasn’t just a storyline they were connected for over 7000 or so episodes spanning over 35 years. Are we supposed to pretend they never existed together? Jill has actual Chancellor offspring in Phillip III and Phillip IV. BTW where is Chance, at one time an important legacy child on Y&R? Brock- (yes Kay Chancellor’s SON always had her own biological son, Yucker’s not the first) would trust Jill more than anyone to run CI. Are we done with Jill w/Kay? No more stories or any type of ending? Is it so against the Y&R current writing regime’s philosophy all woman must be stupid and pathetic, that female CEO’s or no longer allowed to be seen? Log in to Reply tedew January 10, 2012 Don’t forget you Billy naysayers just why he did leave town. Wouldn’t anyone leave after having to put up with not one, but two insufferable shrikes in his life? Yes, Victor in jail. Exactly where is this Federal prison where anyone can get to easily at any time and then have no trouble at all getting a visit. Also, is Victor using a walker now? Why is is always sitting down and looking vacantly doe eyed all the time? Why is this whole situation so stupid? Log in to Reply All Niktor All The Time January 10, 2012 End this marriage Nikki!!! Your heart belongs 2 Victor. Reunite Niktor. You two r each others soulmates. Niktor wedding 2012. Get it together.Be happy. You deserve it. Log in to Reply marknsprmo January 10, 2012 I know this is a soap and in the soap world, rape is only just a tiny offence that really isn’t that bad because deep down didn’t the victum really want it? But seriously, if someone had written a story where the genders are reversed with Billy and Chelsea, there would be a national outrage! Say a man drugs and rapes a woman who has a baby as the outcome. Then man comes in and offers to go away quietly for 3 million dollars. You want how much to rape and fertalize her? Would there have been a discount if it had only been the rape? Say 1.5 million? Yeah that story should sell alot of soap and old people insurance. Log in to Reply kerfuffles January 10, 2012 IF Chelsea “drugged & raped” Billy, I agree it should be an outrage. My point is, thats not what Chelsea said she did. I was expecting based on spoilers some big confession that she drugged him. But she confessed no such thing. I’m sure MAB is making it a vague because she doesn’t want Chelsea to be a rapist or Bilky to be a cheated (again), but it can’t be both. And right now, it looks like Billy got drunk and had consensual sex with a scheming barfly. As for hy Billy skipped town in the first place, that’s not been vague at all. No woman “made” him leave. He bought a baby and when that scheme collapsed, he didn’t want to face the consequences of his actions, which included an understandably hurt/ ticked off wife & co-parent, he skipped town like a little bitch. Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 January 10, 2012 Bartman202, you took the WORDS right out of my MOUTH: *GAG* *SNORE* *YAWN* Log in to Reply akbad806 January 10, 2012 The bass at Sony needs to really think about allowing MAB to remain at the helm at this soap because she is a hack. She writes like Dena Higley and produces like Jill Farren Phelps which is a horrible combo. Where in her monkey ass mind is the character of Angelina worth airtime? An appearance is enough, get her off my screen. We don’t need this chick or pathetic storytelling? Like Victor and Sharon…WTF?! She was married to both his son, but it’s okay because he can lure her to his van with big diamonds and custody of Faith in his child molester voice. Someone mentioned Eric Braeden not looking well, but to me it’s Jeanne Cooper who appears I’ll. Maybe she came back a bit to soon. I think she looks thin onscreen and seems to be sitting a whole alot more than usual. She’s in my prayers Also, I’d love to see Sofia get hit by a train or a bus. She kills me pining for Neil knowing damn and good well he ain’t feeling her. Maria, Hogan, and them could have a goldmine if Neil revealed that Sofia’s weight bothered her. So real and better than vague reasons why he is pulling away. Just more lazy writing. I blame it on their love affair with Adam Newman. Ever since he came to Genoa City, the show has seemed off. I don’t know maybe I just want to pick on Adam, but I hate him. He repulses me and should have died in the GCAC explosion. We don’t need a Sonny Conrithos/EJ Dimera clone on Y&R. We have emotionally rich characters already like Victor, Jack, Neil, Michael, Paul, and Billy. Cane, Adam, Ricky, and Kevin are a waste a space. Cut the cast by half and rebuild the sets. Give us a new Colannade Room hell and a new opening… Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott January 10, 2012 Pennywise555 – Chance went back into the service and he left on Memorial Day last year. They dubbed in outside footage of a flag cuz they were outside at Katherine’s. I loved it and John Driscoll is a sweetie pie. Log in to Reply watchingtheyr60 January 10, 2012 [quote=akbad806] Someone mentioned Eric Braeden not looking well, but to me it’s Jeanne Cooper who appears I’ll. Maybe she came back a bit to soon. I think she looks thin onscreen and seems to be sitting a whole alot more than usual. She’s in my prayers :-([/quote] The only reason she’s looking bad is because they are using her to prop their newbies Tucker, and now Yolanda. she’s being written as a pathetic sad sack, why wouldn’t she look like one? These writers have no respect for the actress, the characters,what Bill Bell developed, or their loyal Y and R audience., They have JC, who is the one and only Katherine Chancellor, and they aren’t using her with who flatters her or who her audience wants her with. The story of Katherine and Jill and the family they grew over the decades was started in the first year of this show and now they are pretending it never took place. They have turned her into a pathetic old lady who’s whimpers about Tucker loving her or not getting to know her like Victoria pines over a baby. It’s stomach turning. Do they not realize when Katherine Chancellor feels sorry for herself she doesn’t wallow, but throws her self off the side of a cruise ship? There’s no halfway with her and a halfway character like Tucker played by an actor who’s chemistry doesn’t match will NEVER work or be pleasing except to the Stephen Nichols fanatics who have worshiped him for years and would give him a Emmy for talking to a freakin lampshade. Hell they would give him one for standing in place. Put Katherine Chancellor back in her element, with the ones she has chemistry with. Sure add Devon, he works, but mix in Jill. Devon comes alive with strong women like Jill and Kay just like he did with Dru. But that’s not the agenda is it? This story wasn’t written for Devon but the newbies. The story, the Y and R history,and the viewers takes a back seat to propping the newbies this writing team hires. Log in to Reply Carol2 January 10, 2012 [quote=marknsprmo]I know this is a soap and in the soap world, rape is only just a tiny offence that really isn’t that bad because deep down didn’t the victum really want it? But seriously, if someone had written a story where the genders are reversed with Billy and Chelsea, there would be a national outrage! [/quote] These days, I’m not sure. The two Todds, Ford, EJ, and Deacon all raped women and were still show favorites, or audience favorites, and in some cases, extensive time was spent telling viewers this wasn’t rape. As horrible as stuff like the Daisy story was, at least Daniel was allowed to be repulsed by what happened to him and not just “be a man” or “get over it”. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 January 10, 2012 [quote=akbad806]Also, I’d love to see Sofia get hit by a train or a bus. She kills me pining for Neil knowing damn and good well he ain’t feeling her. Maria, Hogan, and them could have a goldmine if Neil revealed that Sofia’s weight bothered her. So real and better than vague reasons why he is pulling away. Just more lazy writing.[/quote] Sofia is just another character that should be leaving the show. I don’t think they could make her really work and it just pains me to see Neil in yet another relationship where he doesn’t want to be. Just reminds me of his stupid marriage to Karen. [quote=akbad806]I blame it on their love affair with Adam Newman. Ever since he came to Genoa City, the show has seemed off. I don’t know maybe I just want to pick on Adam, but I hate him.[/quote] I think the character of Adam was the best thing that happened to Y&R while MAB’s run as head writer. Fans love to hate him and he’s responsible for the most memorable storylines in the last three to four years. Of course his story has weak moments … but these days, all Y&R characters have these. I also wouldn’t compare him to Sonny Corinthos. EJ … yeah, maybe a little bit … but not that self-centered baby making foul, Sonny Corinthos. :p Log in to Reply Blue Skies and Palomino Ponies January 10, 2012 I will happily let Ronan read me this month’s issue of Restless Style cover to cover every Friday…there is so much that COULD be and should be done with this character, and the idea that JB is leaving again with no resolution to the Rose DeVille OR organ hit and run stories is infuriating to me. I am so sorry for JB that they cannot seem to figure out how to logically begin, maintain and conclude storyline for him. The shift from his relationship with Chloe to the hot but insane story with Phyllis was abrupt and unbelieveable(and not in the good soapy sense. Say what you will about Phyllis’ charms, but workaholic, work-obsessed Ronan would never have taken up with her in the middle of an unsolved investigation.) As for Angelina, I wish she would run with you into the night and never come back to set, and I would be fine if her father, Ricky, Eden, and freakin’ Jeffrey Bardwell went with her. My only hope is that we find out that Carmine is actually YoHarmony’s former boss and someone catches us up on what’s been going on since he and Shirley broke up that he turned to a life of crime. Log in to Reply Duchess January 10, 2012 Chelsea is just repulsive and the actress with all her smirking and attitude is making it very easy to want her shipped back to Myanmar. I can’t believe they’re actually giving her family too. She’s on the level of Daisy. Hopefully she’ll end up locked in the cell next to her for extortion, rape etc. She may not have said the words that she drugged Billy but when he stated it twice to her she never denied it. I think she thought he was flirting with her and you could see she’s into him so she let her guard down thinking maybe there was a future with a “trust fund baby” as she called him. So saying she drugged him would have put a damper on that or her getting a lot of money from him. She’s only been on a couple weeks but I’ve already had more than enough of this character especially since we just saw this story with Daisy/Daniel. I love that Billy and Victoria are going to turn the tables on her. Go Villy!!! Other than that I’m really enjoying the show again! Log in to Reply kerfuffles January 10, 2012 Yes, it’s so romantic when a wife decides to support the husband that lied to her and abandoned her and then knocked up another woman during a drunken black-out. Lol. Victoria looks like a naive moron. If she’s going to be this stupid, she deserves to raise her husband’s illegitimate child from a one-night stand. And Billy admitted to Jack he has no clue what happened with Chelsea and he very well could have had consensual sex with her. Him crying “oh, you must have put something in my drink” is just a guess on his part–and even wishful thinking, since Billy of course doesn’t want to have to take responsibility for his actions. MAB just wants him to be a spineless victim these days. Maybe we’ll find out in flashbacks he was “drugged” when he bought that baby, too? Log in to Reply 1titanman January 10, 2012 Where’s Jill Foster Abbott in all this madness, Maria? Where’s Nina? Where’s Noah at? He usually talk some sense into his crazy mama. Maria put the keyboard away and go star in your own reality show called “socialites” I give up! Log in to Reply RebeccaJ January 11, 2012 Why in the world would anyone believe Chelsea had been raped the way the character was being played? she was smug and mouthy and aggressive. And ouldn’t she have immediately gone to the police if she had been raped instead of coming to town, guns blazing and out for cash? How badly written is this storyline if Billy and Victoria saying they’ll take the kid can take the wind right out of her sails? UGH. Another fine mess from MAB. I agree with kerfuffles. i want to smack victoria upside the head for acting like billy was wronged in all of this. she stayed angry at all for all of about two seconds before it became ‘us against her’. Log in to Reply RebeccaJ January 11, 2012 Why in the world would anyone believe Chelsea had been raped the way the character was being played? she was smug and mouthy and aggressive. And ouldn’t she have immediately gone to the police if she had been raped instead of coming to town, guns blazing and out for cash? How badly written is this storyline if Billy and Victoria saying they’ll take the kid can take the wind right out of her sails? UGH. Another fine mess from MAB. I agree with kerfuffles. i want to smack victoria upside the head for acting like billy was wronged in all of this. she stayed angry at all for all of about two seconds before it became ‘us against her’. Log in to Reply Dyllan January 11, 2012 [quote]Don’t forget you Billy naysayers just why he did leave town. Wouldn’t anyone leave after having to put up with not one, but two insufferable shrikes in his life? [/quote] Ignoring the sexism in this statement, I’m tired of Billy. He no longer has the charms he had when he first came on the screen. BM is still good, but he looks bored as -ish on the television screen. You know he wants to leave Y&R and they’ve wasted their time with him. And his character has evolved into the male version of Sharon (aka never held accountable but the “insufferable shrikes” are always to blame) except he does ham it up once a month with his stupid smile. And Chelsea is not working. The storyline is too thrown together (like this Diane/Deacon crap). You can tell they are writing it as they go along. I don’t know if it is the actor or the storylines he receives, but I can’t stand Kevin. It is probably the storyline, but MAB really can’t write for him. He does not do comedy well and they keep putting him in that direction. He is suppose to be dark and shady. The problem with Adam is that he is on way too much and MAB devotes too much energy on him. He would be a good supporting character. He’s not lead material (MM is simply not that good). I like Adam and he is savable, but the writing is the problem. Ronan and Phyllis sucked. I’m glad they ended that. They were not hot. Her character still annoys the ish out of me. She needs to be backburned. Log in to Reply shane1969 January 11, 2012 After all this time we find out Diane had a secret lover-could it have been Deacon? DAH! MAB looks like she is determined to keep ruining the character of Sharon. I was glad when TC came back as Nina, but now that both of Nina’s sons are gone-I assume she will be too soon. Log in to Reply tedew January 11, 2012 Dyllan … Hello? Sexism? Billy is no Saint but in the world of Genoa City, he is a minor player when it comes to evil deeds. No he should not have bought the baby but bi-polar Victoria help drive him away with her back and forth attitudes and Chloe helped out greatly with her usual harpy Chloe bit. I guess if I had included Victor in that statement then the sexism word would not have come up at all. Also, I’d be curious as to the reaction had Victor (the always forgiven one) been the one to present darling little Lucy to Victoria. marknsprmo … maybe I am not getting your point in your post #10 above, but Billy definitely did not rape Chelsea (nor probably the other way around). Actually I don’t quite figure how a man who is drunk out of his mind or has been drugged can perform, but then it does seem to happen with great regularity on Y&R (and each time with successful fruition for all to have to deal with). Even though Billy could have and should have been able to avoid another crisis in his life by sinking and running yet again, I think in the end he was wronged in all of this. Also, how did Victor get so involved and how much did he really have to do with it all? And … where is Jill? Hopefully she will have a few choice scenes at least with the dynamic devious duo from the far east. Log in to Reply Dyllan January 11, 2012 ^You are repeatedly calling women “shrikes” which is equivalent to “shrill”. It is a pejorative that is usually only applied to women (usually, non-passive ones). I’ve never heard of a man being described in that manner. And it doesn’t help you dehumanize them when you compare them to freakin’ birds. I’m glad those two women b*tched Billy out. He should have at least told Victoria where the baby came from. Of course, she should be pissy at him. It was his fault. And Chloe should be pissy because for MONTHS he kept on threatening to take Delia away and I didn’t hear any complaints about that. All of Billy’s problems are usually his own doing. Log in to Reply tedew January 12, 2012 I’m certainly not disputing anything you say about Billy on the one hand. However there is nothing wrong or pejorative about what I said. Both of those women have each have issues of their own and cause major problems for the men and for all around them. Victoria is on or not on Billy’s side depending on just how the relationship with her Father is going at the time. She did the same with JT. Chloe was against Billy (maybe even with good reason) but as usual went way over the top with her histrionics. Billy was previously concerned about Delia for similar reasons. (Besides … women are called birds quite frequently in Britain. Some are doves and some are shrikes.) Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 January 13, 2012 [quote=shane1969]After all this time we find out Diane had a secret lover-could it have been Deacon? DAH! MAB looks like she is determined to keep ruining the character of Sharon. I was glad when TC came back as Nina, but now that both of Nina’s sons are gone-I assume she will be too soon.[/quote] NINA MIGHT AS WELL BE GONE AS SHE IS SO SELDOM SEEN. Log in to Reply Dyllan January 13, 2012 I won’t blame MAB on the Nina issue. TC won’t relocate or commit to the show. Which is her choice. She doesn’t want to move away from Tennessee and how can MAB write for her if she isn’t in the LA region? Okay….this Diane crap needs to end and it seems like it is going to continue for a few more months. MAB has trouble dropping a bad storyline. tedew- this will be my last comment on the “shrikes ” business, but shrikes, shrewd, and shrill are words that tick off women when used repeatedly. By their very nature they are pejoratives. Its comparable (but not equivalent) to referring to certain ethnic groups as “uppity”. Through your whole analysis of that storyline you trivialized Billy’s responsibility and crimes. He created the problem, and you ignored the women’s perspectives. Victoria (who I am not a fan of) just lost Reid a few months ago, and she went through it again and Billy knew very well it could happen again. Why should she not be “bipolar”? As for Chloe, the man is twice her size and he was displaying signs of physical violence against her. I’m not saying he is Satan, but the “poor Billy” argument doesn’t work for me. Anyways the writers have wasted BM’s return. I wonder how they will write him out in a few months. Log in to Reply RebeccaJ January 13, 2012 Sadly, I don’t think this is the end of the Diane: The Crappening at all. They didn’t prove that Nicki killed her. They only showed her getting hit once or twice. Yet we were told she was struck multiple times. She was in the water when she was found, yet she was on the ground when Nicki left. All we know is that Deacon is a mastermind of splicing film…and has never heard of a camcorder. Log in to Reply tedew January 14, 2012 Dyllan … like I said before, I really don’t disagree with what you have to say about Billy. He is a loose cannon but his heart is in the right place; not like the loose cannon his current father-in-law appears to be. Regarding my pejorative description of some certain female Genoa City residents … I stand by it but I also digress. Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 January 14, 2012 I really like Billy, but he really looks beat in this picture. Really sad to see such a nice looking young man, looking like he is homeless. 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