Young & Restless recap: Chelsea looks suicidal as she goes to the hotel rooftop
In the park, Billy bumps into a distracted Chelsea who tells him about her encounter with Johnny and Victoria and tells him that her ex forbade her from seeing the boy, which is probably for the best. Billy is surprised that Chelsea agrees with Victoria’s demands, but she explains that she saw today how upset Johnny is about the situation. She also wants to put him first. Chelsea laments that she misjudged the situation and shouldn’t have pushed. Now she’s opened a Pandora’s box with Johnny and Connor, but she can’t fix her mistake or go back. Billy reminds him that they had no way of knowing how he would react. Chelsea will back down and say today was a wake-up call. She’ll be patient and maybe Johnny will change his mind in a few years. Billy finds this logical, but emotions are involved. He wants her to be careful not to set high expectations. She shouldn’t pin her hopes on Johnny’s acceptance. Chelsea assures him that his hopes are based on a cold, hard reality. She was just excited for Johnny to find out who she was, so she pushed for something that wasn’t supposed to happen so soon. Billy was probably right that she was reaching out because she was lost. She claims she thinks clearly now and is ready to put it all behind her. Billy thinks it’s better. Chelsea asks her to assure Victoria and Johnny that she won’t bother them again.
After: Sharon Case unpacks the character’s unfinished business
At Society, Devon and Lily arrive at Abby complaining that her and Chance’s Halloweeen plans with Dominic were canceled due to her husband’s surveillance. After he leaves, Devon tells Lily he’s worried about Abby and Chance – he’s been working a lot lately and keeps getting called. Lily thinks it’s not Chance’s fault. Devon is just worried that Abby will appreciate her commitment to being a cop. He hopes they can get through this because he cares about them. Lily pivots the conversation to other couples having work issues and reveals that Billy is leaving Chancellor-Winters. Devon is stunned that of all the times he quit, he’s been chosen now. Lily thinks the business was more her dream than Billy’s, so he’s going to pursue something else he’s passionate about. Devon complains about losing another COO. Lily explains that he offered to stay longer, but having a COO who doesn’t want to be there is more of a hindrance than a help. Devon wonders if she would ask him to stay if he wasn’t her boyfriend. Lily wants what’s best for Billy and for herself. She wishes he could stay and she’s hurt that it didn’t work out, but it’s probably better for their relationship. Devon concedes that the most important thing is that they are happy. Lily asks about Amanda. There has been no change in his mother’s condition, and he does not know if she will be coming home soon. He admits he’s not sure it’s the distance, but things have been a little tense between them. Lily goes to meet Billy and Devon says he’ll stay there to watch Abby.
After: Y&R’s Linder getting ready to spill some tea
At Crimson Lights, Connor and Johnny find each other. Connor says he’s there with his dad and Johnny explains he’s waiting for his mom. They establish that they both know that Chelsea is Johnny’s biological mother and the older boy tells Connor it’s not his fault. They agree it’s weird. Johnny confides that Connor’s mother seems to follow him. Connor says she’s been acting weird lately. Adam spots them together and ends his phone call on the patio to join them.
Victoria arrives and Johnny asks what happened with her and Chelsea in the park. Victoria assures him that she has worked things out with Chelsea and suggests that they focus on Halloween. Connor reveals he’s not going to the ranch tonight; he sleeps with a friend. Victoria teases the children that Grandpa has a secret candy stash. Adam and Victoria go out on the terrace, and he asks what exactly happened with Chelsea and why Johnny is upset. Victoria tells him, “Because the woman doesn’t know when to stop.
Inside the cafe, Johnny and Connor establish that they want to spend time together as cousins…or brothers. They agree it’s weird and they just want things to go back to how they were. Johnny suggests they go out tonight and he can go to the slumber party. Connor agrees, “You should definitely come.”
On the patio, Adam and Victoria discuss the distress Chelsea’s revelation has caused Johnny and Connor. Victoria explains that she kept pushing and had to tell him to back off. Adam thinks she was probably deeply hurt by this and asks Victoria for some compassion. Victoria tells him that it is not possible at the moment. She claimed she was doing this for Johnny, but she wanted a relationship with him. She feels sympathy for her, but it is more than offset by her concern for Johnny. She suggests that Connor should be Adam and Chelsea’s only focus right now if he’s also upset. Adam nods.
In her suite, Chelsea breaks down in tears.
After: The legend of soap returns to the screens
At Crimson Lights, Johnny and Connor convince Adam and Victoria to let them hang out at the sleepover together. Adam offers to pick up the boys in the morning and Victoria agrees that her son can go. The boys happily run away. Billy arrives and tells Victoria and Adam that the two of them smiling at each other is definitely the scariest thing he will see this Halloween. Victoria says she and Adam were making a plan for the boys and agreed for once. Adam says it was pretty good and suggests Billy take inspiration from them. Victoria stops the ensuing snarkfest and informs Billy of Johnny and Connor’s plans. Billy hopes they’ll have a good time. Adam leaves with the boys and Billy tells Victoria that he met Chelsea at the park – she was okay with the rules she put in place. Victoria is grateful. Billy can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong. “There is something wrong with his behavior.”
In her suite, Chelsea agonizes as the voices of Billy, Chloe, Victoria, Connor, Johnny, and Adam echo through her mind. She shakes her head, pulls out a pillow and lies down.
After: Y&R alum left at a loss for words
At Society, Abby joins Devon, who asks her what’s really bothering her. Abby guesses she’s not hiding it well and admits it’s not the Halloween she was envisioning. “I’m frustrated and I think I’m the most frustrated with myself.” Who is irritated by a policeman who does his job? Devon assures her that she is not a bad person. Sometimes they want the person they care about to be a certain way and it hurts when they can’t.
At Crimson Lights, Billy and Victoria rave about Katie’s Halloween parade. They pass over that it was a tough day for him because of Delia and the conversation turns to Johnny. They think they will have to deal with teenage angst at some point. He thinks it’s great that he and Connor can still be friends. Victoria takes it as a sign that he is making peace with it all; she just wishes he would tell her about it. Lily appears and says Katie’s costume was amazing. She misses the twins being that age. Victoria receives a text from Nate stating that he has considered her offer and leaves. Billy asks Lily if she still blames her for visiting Nate. She wants to move on. They decide to go to Noah’s club.
Adam arrives at Chelsea’s suite and says he just dropped Connor and Johnny off at the Halloween slumber party. Chelsea is glad that Johnny doesn’t resent Connor the news about him. Adam thought they could go have a drink at Noah’s club. Chelsea agrees. She’ll clean up a bit and meet him there. Chelsea goes to the bathroom and looks at herself in the mirror.
At Newman Enterprises, Victoria texts Nate: “Can’t wait to hear your response. Can you meet us tonight? »
In the bathroom of her suite, Chelsea is haunted by voices in her head and begins to cry while looking at herself in the mirror. She tries to pull herself together but the voices in her head are relentless. She finally shouts: “Stop!” as she holds her head.
After: Camryn Grimes’ emotional revelation
At Noah’s club, Allie fetches them a drink and he greets Billy and Lily. They go inside and meet Adam before continuing to find a seat. Lily tells Billy that she told Devon he was leaving Chancellor-Winters and he wasn’t too happy. They watch Chelsea arrive and join Adam. Billy worries that he’s the last person she should spend time with, but Lily berates that she seems fine.
In the corner, Adam urges Chelsea to stop fighting. She thinks he’s right; it should focus on the future. She now acknowledges that it was a mistake to pressure Johnny to know that she is his biological mother. Adam hopes she keeps pushing forward – he only wants the best for her. Adam suggests she consider counseling and Chelsea overhears him saying he’s right. “I need help. I need to end this cycle of anxiety and depression. Adam predicts things will get better for her. Chelsea walks away as he talks about Connor and his costume. Halloween. She watches Noah and Allie kiss and Billy and Lily dance together. Chelsea struggles to pay attention to Adam, but the voices in her head come back. She excuses herself to go to the bathroom. Billy watches with concern as ‘She goes out.
After: Beginning of the end for *this* Y&R couple
Up on the roof, Chelsea sucks in the fresh air, but soon battles the voices in her head again. “Please, I can’t take it anymore. I just need the pain to go away.” She walks over to the edge and looks down at the street and cars below…
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After: Y&R Restless Rant: Chelsea’s heartbreaking…and disappointing story
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