SPOILERS: Jack Hits Rock Bottom on The Young and the Restless

Jack: Old Smilin’ gets an intervention courtesy of Neil. Neil knows all the signs of addiction, since he had his own problems with booze in the past.  Neil, along with Billy, Kyle and Phyllis confront Jack about his abundance of pill bottles. Jack is not pleased with the four of them, especially with Phyllis. Jack flips and fires all of them, including Adam.
Later on New Year's Eve, Jack heads out for some fun, which includes popping pills and chasing it down with booze. He spots a redhead at the bar and assumes its Phyllis. However, it turns out to be some random chick named Stephanie. The two soon engage in some private entertainment.

The day after, Jack wakes up horrified to discover Stephanie dead next to him in a motel room! A freaked out Jack calls Adam for help. Adam heads over and informs Jack that a news van is outside. The two wonder if the whole thing was a setup by Victor. Adam comes up with a plan for Jack to fake a heart attack. The two believe once the ambulance arrives, the news van will follow. This gives Adam time to clean up the motel room, and get rid of anything linking Jack to Stephanie.
Adam finally persuades Jack to enter rehab, but agrees to tell the public he is being treated for a heart attack if anyone asks about his absence. Look for Jack to be troubled by the events surrounding Stephanie's murder.

Victor: Mr. Mumbles and Jack have a heated confrontation. Later, Victor uses his influence to get information from Mason.

Adam/Chelsea: A down in the dumps Mrs. Newman dusts herself off and flies solo on New Year's Eve. Chelsea bumps into Genoa City's newest resident Alex, and the two hit it off. The pair starts to flirt a bit, but Chelsea decides to head home before things get too hot. Chelsea returns home and is surprised to discover Adam has set up a romantic dinner for them. The Black sheep Newman pleads with his wife to give him one more chance. Chelsea concedes, but not without asking for something in return. She wants Adam to leave Genoa City with her. Chelsea thinks Genoa City has corrupted Adam (who you telling!) and his family. She cites Sharon as the main reason for his constant dark turns.

Adam agrees to leave town with Chelsea, and the Newmans decide to set up shop in Europe. Later, Adam gets a frantic call from Jack needing his help. Meanwhile, Chelsea tells Chloe all about the fresh start she and Adam will have, but Chloe cautions her pal that taking Adam back is not a smart move.
When Chelsea and Adam meet up, Chelsea is stunned when he informs her they can't leave Genoa City just yet. Adam tells Chelsea he has to run Newman Enterprises, causing Chelsea to lose it. She angrily tells her hubby he’s once again placing something else ahead of their marriage. Will Chelsea stick around?

Billy: The Abbott playboy tells his wife he has taken up Jack's offer to work at Newman Enterprises.

Sharon: She makes a decision surrounding a job offer at Newman Enterprises.

Noah: Adriana asks him for some assistance.

Kevin: He clues in Chloe on his plans with the stolen money. The Fishers bask in their newfound fortune.

Phyllis: Red says goodbye to Daniel.

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  1. Profile photo of hey mon
    hey mon

    The best thing about Josh G. Phack!

    I guess this Josh G is starting to grow on me. I hope that JFP can balance him out with some action, and an organized crime story-line.

    (Notice how I didn’t mention a you know what).

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    [quote=richalan67]NO organized crime!! This is Y and R, not GH![/quote]

    MAB already tried making the show Genoa City SVU; the last thing we need is a Port Charles Mobsters redux. As is, a very large percentage–say eighty percent–of this show is going in the right direction I think; where it really falters is anytime Cane/Lily or anything involving Kevin is onscreen.

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    Much of this does sound like it could be fun, but please no more long drawn out murder mysteries with all the usual non-suspects being harassed beyond reason.

    I do like Chelsea and think she has a future but she has really got to stop acting like the typical Coronation Street type wife. I know Adam has not been quite true or fair to her but she also has to let him do what he has to do when it does not concern Sharon.

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    Happy Daniel is leaving there wasnt anything left for the character to do…..also take Kevin Fisher with you….Stick a fork in Fisher he done….Sharon pls dont go working a Newman again stay away from that place

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    I want Sharon to work with Adam at NE. They have not worked together before so this should be an interesting dynamic.

    Why didnt they bring back Tracy for Jack’s intervention? She is the only person in that crowd who truly loves him. I dont trust Kyle I think he is working with Victor to bring down Jack. I think the murder mystery would have been more interesting if Jack woke up next to a dead woman, the audience knows like Heather instead of Stephanie, a day player who I assume has no ties with the rest of the GC residents.

    I am confused about Billy accepting Jack’s offer. Wasnt that offer made weeks ago before the intervention? If Jack is pissed off and has fired everyone what makes Billy thinks the offer is still open, with Jack out of commission?

    These spoilers sound good except for the chadam stuff, which I was hoping would be finished by now. I am hoping Adam is free of Chelsea soon. She needs to cut her losses and move on already.

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    hey mon

    C’mon, a little bit of organized crime never hurt anybody. It really hasn’t. Cant always be about boo-hooing Sharon, Red up on a desk (of course, it could be about Phyll on a desk).

    Not saying that the whole Newman and Jabot dynamic has to be thrown out the window. It still could be front and center, like it is now. But maybe a little bit of Colin, or a little bit of new Steve could revolve around crime.

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    I liked today’s scenes with Victoria grilling Avery – Victoria actually had something to do.

    The “intervention” scenes were great – great acting by Peter Bergman.

    Just am tired of ole Victor picking on everyone.

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    [quote=AlbertoTulsa71]Jack waking up next to a dead woman he picked up in a bar? Pass the popcorn! Can’t wait to see this drama unfold![/quote]

    best thing I have read so far on this forum!

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    If Victor does indeed to have been the instigator in this latest mayhem for his enemies … then don’t you all think that it’s high time he finally paid for his deeds in some sort of manner or another?

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    hey mon

    What I really want to see is Victor pay, and for Victoria to permanently hate him forever. Not this back and forth every week thing that you mentioned.

    Wasnt it great when MAB had Victor lose the lawsuit against Abby, Vicky, and Nick. That was one of the best of her tenure. He had to shell out $1.5 billion in total. Ha ha, Victor.

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    [quote=tedew]If Victor does indeed to have been the instigator in this latest mayhem for his enemies … then don’t you all think that it’s high time he finally paid for his deeds in some sort of manner or another?[/quote]

    Lol, Victor should have had his comeuppance YEARS ago yet no matter who’s in charge of this show he’s always painted as the victim and Jack the villain in that feud, especially on those very rare occasions when Jack actually bests him. Characters that I typically like–Nick, Nikki, Abby–come off as severe hypocrites with regards to those two, all three willing to let Jack twist in the wind no matter the circumstances and despite their previous/current relationship with him; I mean, has anyone gotten over a man quicker than Nikki did when she was married to Jack for five minutes this last go round? Married one day, then thinking he’s the devil incarnate the next. I’m not always a fan of how Jack’s written, but the shit Victor’s pulled–particularly under MAB–makes Jack’s misdeeds look amateurish by comparison.

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    hey mon

    I thin one of the factors that caused MAB her job, could have been her story-line for Kevin Schmidt to come out of the closet as a gay Noah. Or am I just ret-conning history in my MAB-slanted mind?

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