Nick (Joshua Morrow) was obviously on edge while talking to Jack (Peter Bergman) at the Abbott mansion. Jack was in a nostalgic mood, but Jack’s memories about Kyle (Hartley Sawyer) only made Nick more uncomfortable. The more Jack commended Nick for being a good father, the more nervous Nick became.
Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) arrived at the Abbott mansion, and wondered what Nick had on his mind. Nick rushed out of the Abbott mansion without revealing the truth, but Phyllis wasn’t going to let him get off that easily and followed.
Nick blurted out the truth about Summer (Hunter King), when Phyllis demanded to know what was going on. At first, she didn’t understand what Nick was saying. When he showed her the DNA test, Phyllis started to melt down. As the enormity of Nick’s betrayal set in, Phyllis' world crumbled around her.
Nick tried to justify what he’d done. He claimed he is still Summer’s father, because of every moment he’d spent with her. Phyllis pulled out the big guns, and sucker punched Nick with the accusation of being no better than Adam. Nick’s whole being fell apart, as he protested any similarity between himself and his brother. When Phyllis demanded to know why he was doing this now, Nick said Summer had a brother. Phyllis freaked the hell out, as the full impact of that realization set in.
Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Lauren (Tracey Bregman) worked on the marriage counseling assignment given to them by their therapist. The couple started doing blindfolded trust exercises. Unfortunately for Michael’s shin, he took bigger steps than Lauren anticipated and ended up banging it on the coffee table. There was something simplistically dramatic and honest about those scenes that really appealed to me. Then, it was Michael’s turn to blindfold Lauren. She had about as much trust in him as he had in her. Michael caught Lauren when she went in the wrong direction, and bumped into the couch. He told her he’d never let her fall.
Meanwhile, Fen (Max Ehrich) hung out with the Goth girl. I really like the two together, and I can’t wait to see what develops.
Wednesday’s The Young and the Restless episode was thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end.