Young & Restless recap: Nikki texts Deacon Sharpe in LA

At Society, Kyle and Summer tell Diane and Phyllis that they thought they should sit together. Phyllis thinks it’s a kick and says, “Of course!” Kyle says they didn’t invite them there for fun. Summer echoes that sentiment — this is serious. They’re all seated and Diane and Phyllis assure the kids how focused they are on making the business a success. Diane values ​​family harmony; that’s the only reason she’s there. Phyllis thinks they’re on the same page. Kyle announces that they will do the rest of the conversation. “No more threats, no more accusations and no more attempts to undermine each other in any way.” Phyllis protests that she practically ignored Diane despite her attempts to cause trouble. Diane fumes about the file on her computer. Phyllis calls the accusations baseless. Summer declares that they are done arbitrating their feud. If there are other confrontations, no matter who causes them, they are both eliminated.

After: Tribute to Mishael Morgan’s birthday

In LA, Nikki meets Talia Morgan and reveals that she will meet Deacon Sharpe, who helped Diane Jenkins fake her death. She hopes to get enough land to drive her out of town. Talia is eager to hear what she discovers in order to broaden the scope of her story. She has pledged to make a book out of it if the magazine refuses to print more about Diane. Nikki is delighted. She plans to face Deacon completely off guard and confront him. “He has no idea what’s coming.” Talia thinks she’s talking tough but seems nervous. “What exactly do you think will happen today?” Nikki is unsure but has a sense of caution about meeting Deacon. “I have my issues with him.” She needs to be focused and not let Deacon distract her from her goal. Talia realizes that Deacon has the potential to knock her off her guard. Nikki can handle Deacon. Talia suggests that she talk about it with her first. Nikki thinks she might be right, but it’s not recorded.

Nate joins Imani at Crimson Lights and she is clearly upset. Imani reveals that her father collapsed and had to be hospitalized. It’s too much about her mother – she has a knot in her stomach that won’t go away. Nate offers to call his doctor and see what he can find out. He says she has done more for him than she thinks, and he would like to reciprocate.

Nate phones the doctor and learns that Imani’s father’s collapse was due to extreme exhaustion. He signs off and tells her that his dad will be fine and just needs some rest. Imani is relieved and thanks him. Nate suggests that she go visit him to make her feel better. He gives her a big hug.
Imani Nate kisses Y&R

At Newman Enterprises, Victoria confides in Nick that she discovered some big information that could be lucrative, but can’t leave that room. Nick is surprised to learn that Devon and Lily plan to take Chancellor-Winters public. Victoria wants to use insider information to get as many shares as possible in an effort to gain majority control. Nick demands to know where she got this information. “Did Nate bring you this?”

Nick knows Nate was upset but he has to wonder what happened to make him go this far – that’s very different from him and vindictive. Victoria feels that Nate sees that it’s a smart move all around. Nick wants to know, “What’s in it for him?”

In Society, Diane complains that it’s not fair if she gets fired for Phyllis’ bad behavior. Phyllis agrees that it doesn’t seem fair if Diane does something and she gets fired. Kyle reminds them that they were told that any conflict between them would be a deciding factor. If they can’t handle the interaction, they shouldn’t have the job in the first place. Phyllis appeals to Summer and Diane to Kyle, but they won’t budge. Kyle tells them they’re fine and don’t want to lose them, but they’re done making concessions. Summer states, “This is your final warning.” Diane promises that they won’t have to deal with being in the middle anymore. Phyllis’ heart is broken that they have to have this conversation with them. ” Ill do nothing. You don’t have to worry about me. They are all excited to get back to work with a fresh perspective. Phyllis and Diane exit. Kyle hopes this is the end. Summer thinks, “Let’s hope.
Diane doubtful look Y&R

At Crimson Lights, Imani assures Nate that she will go see her father. He thinks Devon would want her to use his jet. Imani marvels at his calmness – he always shows up for her. Nate appreciates having someone to confide in who really understands what he’s going through. “I appreciate you really listening to me. I mean, really listen. They sit down and Imani repeats that she encouraged Nate to follow his instincts because he’s really good. He belongs to C-suite and is right to think bold. Nate reflects, “I’m only getting bolder. He assures her that Devon hasn’t undermined her confidence. She hopes he’ll reconsider quitting. “Devon has no reason to hold you back and you have to show him.” Nate smiled, “Again, you’re exactly tuned in to what’s going on with me.
Imani Nate Y&R

At Newman Enterprises, Victoria explains that Nate wants to be CEO of Chancellor-Winters. Nick exclaims “Whoa!” Victoria reiterates that he sees an opportunity and wants the best for the company. Nick assumes that’s the speech he’s composing right now but everything he’s doing is completely unethical. He warns that if Nate benefits financially, it could draw scrutiny from the SEC. Victoria just wants to know what he thinks of the acquisition. Nick fumes that Nate feels so underappreciated that he took it upon himself to go around Lily and Devon after all the hard work they put in to merge these two companies. “Vick, they’re going to take it personally. Because it’s personal. Victoria shrugs. They’ll be upset at first, but that’s one of the risks of going public. Nick wonders if his desire to acquire the company has anything to do with Billy. “Should he answer you? Is that what it’s all about?

After: Watch Jason Thompson’s Baby Girl Grow

In Los Angeles, Nikki tells Talia about her alcoholism and how Deacon was there for it and took advantage of it. She remembers Deacon pouring her a drink at Gloworm, then showing them a pact to get sober. In the present, she explains to Talia that Victor left with Diane. On the day she’s supposed to be dead, she confronted her drunk, picked up a rock, and hit her on the head. Deacon also took advantage of this situation. She starts ordering vodka from room service so she can marry Sharpe. Nikki explains that it took her a long time to get out of this hole and she didn’t want to look back. Today, to face Deacon, that’s exactly what she will have to do.
Nikki Deacon flashback Y&R

Talia admires Nikki for taking her life back. Nikki had to be strong for herself and her family. Talia thinks she’s strong enough to face anything or anyone. Nikki starts hitting on Deacon in a hotel room and informs him that she’s going to visit her sister so she can figure out what’s going on in his head…and his heart. In the present, Nikki tells Talia she needs to remember exactly who and what Deacon Sharpe is…if you get complacent, that’s where you can really get in trouble.

After: Shockwaves shake Chesapeake Shores!

At Newman, Victoria denies that Billy’s potential role is a factor. Nick doesn’t buy it for a minute. Victoria continues on how powerful and explosive it would be to bring Chancellor-Winters under her umbrella. Nick replies: “Explosive yes, but not in a good way. He complains that this undermines Devon and Lily, two people he greatly respects, and thinks it’s a decision their father would make. He also fears that it is a massive financial production. Victoria concedes that is exactly what Victor would do. She’ll lead it through him but ultimately, that’s her calling. She remembers that Victor once had control of the Chancellor after Katherine’s death. Now they have the perfect opportunity to get it back. “Can you give me a solid reason why we shouldn’t seize the moment?” Nick shakes his head. “Not one you wanted to hear, apparently.”
Nick Y&R

At Jabot’s, Diane stops by Jack’s office to say she’s sorry for bringing her accusations about Phyllis to Kyle and Summer. Jack wonders if she realizes Phyllis wasn’t guilty. Diane glosses over this to say that she now knows she has put the children in a terrible position by forcing them into mediation when they only want simple working relationships with their mothers. Jack asks what caused the epiphany. Diane tells him about the scene at Society and the ultimatum. Jack thinks they have a lot of incentives to get along. Diane says they both thought it was unfair. Jack raises an eyebrow – so she and Phyllis have agreed on something. He thinks they’re enjoying this war and wonders if it’s more important to them than their jobs and even their families. Diane says it’s ridiculous, but Jack has been there with Victor. “Don’t fall into old habits!” he begs. Diane takes this as if he cares for her and assures him that she will take all his advice to heart. “I promise things will be different from now on.” Jack is glad to hear it, for Kyle’s sake and his own.

After: Y&R star shares vacation photos

At Crimson Lights, Nate tells Imani that he may have acted prematurely by walking away; he still has a lot to accomplish at Chancellor-Winters. She hopes he will be back there by the time she returns. Nate says, “That’s the plan.” Imani goes on a trip. Nate receives a call from Victoria, who asks to meet about her proposal.

At Society, Summer and Kyle are optimistic about their mothers’ situation and want to focus on renewing vows. They share a deep kiss.
Summer Kyle kisses Y&R

On the sidewalk cafe, Phyllis calls Nikki and leaves a voicemail saying, “Please tell me you make enough pay in LA to kick that bitch out of town.”

After: Y&R’s Real Heartbreak

Near the Jabot elevator, Diane receives a text that says, “Nikki is in LA with Talia Morgan. I can’t hold back his publisher any longer. Diane seems worried.

After: The Y&R shock may not be *all* bad

In her hotel room in Los Angeles, Nikki texts “Important that we meet” and gives her location.

After: Michael Graziadei returns as Y&R’s Daniel

At an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, Deacon reads the text of a number he doesn’t recognize.

After: Look! Sally called for lying

Next on The young and the restless: Nikki meets Deacon, Victor presses Diane’s buttons and Nate takes a risk.

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