The Young and the Restless spoilers review for Wednesday, January 8 tease that Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) will appear in the Grand Phoenix to meet Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson). As she greets Billy, she will notice that she is happy to see him back to “the Billy they all know and love,” and Billy will personally wonder which Billy that is and who she wants him to be this time.
Chloe will then share that Delia Abbott (Sophie Pollono) will have a sibling, and Billy will be happy for her and Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart). He will notice that Chloe seems happy and hopeful, and he will wonder what her secret is. She will say that there is no secret, and that sometimes she still cries for Delia, but that Delia is now her guardian angel.
Chloe will ask how Billy is doing, and he will say that he is over his anger with Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) and that he is just a work in progress. Chloe will cross the room to see Chelsea Lawson (Melissa Claire Egan) and leave Billy. He will almost text Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), but then he will change her mind and text Amanda Sinclair (Mishael Morgan) to ask her what’s going on.
Chloe will be happy to tell Chelsea she’s having a baby. Chelsea will be overjoyed for her friend, and Chelsea Lawson will also have news for Chloe. Chloe will be excited to guess that Chelsea and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) are getting married, but Chelsea will soon reveal that she and Nick have ended their relationship.
Chelsea Lawson will try to explain that Adam has changed, but Chloe will rattle how Adam blackmailed Kevin into working for him, and how he tried to kill Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), and how he is a sociopath. Chelsea will try to say how Adam Newman transformed and that he now has everything about his family, but Chloe won’t have it.
Chloe will then drag Chelsea to Billy and beg him to stop her from coming back with Adam Newman and get her out of her denial. Billy will quietly ask for a minute alone with Chelsea. He and Chelsea will sit down, and he will ask Chelsea Lawson what she really wants.
Chelsea will explain that she and Adam Newman are just exploring the possibility and doing things slowly, and that she cannot deny her feelings for him,
Chelsea will acknowledge that she and Adam Newman had some dark chapters, and Billy will say that he thinks she’s right in her decision, and that “this is your life, you get to choose how you live it”. Chelsea Lawson will seem relieved, but later Chloe will be cheated with Billy for the way he handled the situation.
Billy will tell her that people need to live their truths. Chloe then asked, “Even if the truth is insanely wrong?” Billy will say mental health is overrated and will move on.
So, it looks like Billy just wants to be himself, but he doesn’t know who he really is. It all sounds very much like a midlife crisis, although Billy seems a little young to be going through that.
Anyway, he’s looking for something in himself to tell him who the “real” Billy Abbott is. But he doesn’t seem to find his real self until he’s with Amanda – something that could very well lead to an affair with her and possibly ruin his life with Victoria.
Meanwhile, on the new episode of Y&R on Wednesday, January 8th, Adam Victor will visit the ranch. Victor will have already heard of Nick and Chelsea’s breakup with Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), and Adam Newman will confirm that Chelsea Lawson and Connor Newman (Judah Mackey) are now living permanently with him.
Victor will be digging his graves in about Adam’s Chelsea Lawson backup plan, and Adam will shoot back some insults of his own. The men will spar in a typical Newman way, and Adam Newman will reveal that he is there to talk about Connor.
Adam Newman will say he wants Connor to have a relationship with Victor, and he wants his whole family to be invited on holiday just because Nick doesn’t want him there. Victor will grin and reveal that he manipulated the situation so Connor could go back to Walnut Grove, but Adam will say that he and Chelsea were exploring other options.
Victor will go back to Chelsea Lawson who is a crook and a thief, and that she may not need to be trusted to help build a solid base or Connor. Adam will back down that Nikki’s past is much more scandalous than Chelsea’s.
Victor will fight this, and the two of them will continue to enjoy sparring. As he leaves, Adam Newman will reveal that he will break every rule in the book for his family if he has to, and Victor will wish him luck.
Later, Adam Newman will be in the penthouse when Chelsea returns at the end of the day. They’ll talk about their day, it’s like a couple. Adam will characterize his back-and-forth relationship with Victor as “good.” They’ll get close and almost kiss, but then Chelsea Lawson will run away and deflate Adam.