The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers recap for Monday, January 20, teasing that Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway) will be all over the place for her date with “Chance” Chancellor (Donny Boaz). Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) will start needling her about it, but Abby will rant about Phyllis after Chance around like a puppy. She will refuse to let Phyllis intimidate her and will eventually leave with Chance.
Shortly after, Abby and Chance will return to the Grand Phoenix. Their reservations have been canceled, so that gives Phyllis a chance to bully them some more. Meanwhile, the preparations for the business dinner start. The whole Jabot gang will gather at the Society, but it won’t be long before a Y&R drama breaks out.
Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) will be present together with Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor), Summer Newman (Hunter King) and Theo Vanderway (Tyler Johnson). Kyle Abbott won’t look happy when Theo makes his way to Lola Abbott (Sasha Calle) to flirt. After that Lola will tell Summer there is a problem. The electricity won’t work properly, so Lola won’t be able to cook.
Summer will be worried about what they are going to do, but Lola will suggest that she can use her food truck. She will get Summer on board with the idea while Theo and Kyle Abbott start bickering. Jack will interrupt to introduce Theo to Jill Abbott (Jess Walton). Jill will lead Theo away to tell him some stories about his grandfather.
That leaves Jack to warn Kyle Abbott. He will feel that Kyle has to accept that Theo Vanderway is now part of the family. A little later Jill will notice that Theo is calling Kyle. She will tell Jack that Theo is dangerous in a good way, so it sounds like she will admire his spirit.
As soon as the dinner part of the evening is over, Jack will give Kyle Abbott an introduction. Kyle will address the crowd while thanking Summer and Theo – reluctantly, of course. After that Kyle Abbott will find Theo Vanderway in the kitchen with Lola. When Kyle hears Theo call Lola a great woman, he will burst into rage and punch Theo Vanderway in the face.
Theo Vanderway will fall on the floor, but Lola will make sure he is okay before he helps him back on his feet. She will be furious when she wonders why Kyle Abbott thought. Theo Vanderway will leave the kitchen and fill the summer with Kyle’s outburst. He will insist that Kyle is upset for no reason, because he hasn’t crossed a line with Lola. But Summer will be curious how far Theo plans to go.
Back with Kyle Abbott and Lola, The Young and the Restless spoilers say they will have a heated confrontation. Kyle Abbott will feel that Lola isn’t aware of Theo’s manipulation tactics, but she won’t think Kyle is honest. Lola will suggest that Kyle can’t only understand Theo’s perspective, so Kyle will.
Lola will point out that she trusts Kyle Abbott when it comes to the summer, but he will think it’s different with Theo Vanderway. Kyle will think that Lola is being played here. He also won’t think Lola is doing anything to take Theo out. While Kyle leaves in a hug, Chance and Abby will make it to Crimson Lights. They will dance on the jukebox before they go back to the hotel, where Chance plans to take Abby to his suite for a drink.
Phyllis will see Chance and Abby get into the elevator, so she will start a sneaky plan. She will be in a bathrobe when they return to the lounge after the fire alarm. Chance will mention that the security system is set to get blue dye on the alarm trigger. Phyllis’ hands will be clean, but she hopes Chance and Abby’s night isn’t spoiled.
Later, Phyllis will sneak some gloves out of her pocket. Of course, the gloves have a blue dye all over them. At Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) and Tessa Porter’s (Cait Fairbanks) apartment, Mariah will call Tessa again. She will wonder why Tessa doesn’t answer when she receives a text message urging Mariah to sign for something Tessa sent.
Mariah will open the door to find Tessa herself standing there. It turns out she is Mariah’s special delivery. As soon as Mariah pulls Tessa into a hug, they will sit down on the couch and acknowledge how much they miss each other. Tessa will admit that she can only stay a few hours, so Mariah will think they better make the best of it.
After making love, this time Mariah will suggest with Tessa that this was exactly what she needed. Tessa will wonder if Mariah is okay. She will push Mariah to tell her what is going on, but Mariah will not be sure that it is her secret to share. After reassuring Tessa to discuss it later, Mariah will speak openly about her uncertainties. She will admit that part of her was afraid that Tessa would not come back.
Tessa will promise that she loves Mariah and that she will not. Mariah will think about how people who love you sometimes still leave – clearly thinking about Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) and her cancer diagnosis. But Mariah will cover up that diagnosis while she says goodbye to Tessa again.
With Sharon, she’ll take a breather from all the cancer drama and try to concentrate on the movie night with Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso). They will eventually abandon the idea of the film and start playing cards instead. Rey will make Sharon laugh at a game of gin rummy, so she will appreciate the distraction.
Sharon will confess that her mind keeps racing from hope to total despair. Rey will eventually bring Faith Newman (Alvvia Alyn Lind) back to her mother, so Sharon will recover. The Young and the Restless spoilers say Sharon’s family will continue to have her back during this crisis.