Crush Him.

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Katherine and Victor agree, Traci doubts Tucker, and Abby schemes.

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Diane encounters Tucker at Crimson Lights. He apologizes for the way he handled things when she came to town, adding that Victor is a lucky man. She agrees, and leaves. Ashley joins Tucker and they smile about their wedding.

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At the wedding venue, a cop finds Abby passed out in the grass beside the fountain. He arrests her. Ashley arrives soon after and finds the vandalized site. She makes a call and learns the truth.

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Traci joins Jack in the Abbott living room and they discuss Abby. She thinks Jack has caused her hurt with his business games.

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On her way into an AA meeting, Nikki meets Katherine leaving. They speak briefly, Nikki enters, and finds Deacon there. At the front of the room, Nikki announces she's an alcoholic and has been sober four days. Deacon gets up next and talks about making amends. After, he apologizes to Nikki, but she regrets every moment they spent together.

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Diane goes home to talk to Victor, who says there is nothing left to say. She expresses her devotion as Michael appears. Victor says he brought annulment papers. Diane wants to discuss it, but Victor just wants her to sign. He gets a text and says he has to go. Diane sighs.

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Katherine meets Tucker at the coffee house and informs her that he did the deal with the Chancellor board. She is angry. He says her infatuation with Victor is clouding her judgment. Katherine marvels that Ashley still sees him as decent. Traci comes in as Tucker and Katherine argue. Tucker gets a call and leaves.

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At the police station, Kent tries to get Abby on tape, but Jack appears and kicks him out. He tells Abby he hopes her mother doesn't find out what she's done. Abby confronts him about cutting a deal with Tucker and calls him a pig. Ashley appears, with Victor and Michael behind her. She slaps Abby across the face. Tucker strides in. Victor says Ashley is handling things well. Ashley reads Abby the riot act and tells her she can't stop her wedding. Michael goes to advise Abby while Jack, Victor, Tucker, and Ashley argue about what to do.

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Nick approaches Diane as she reads her annulment papers at the Club. He apologizes for being rude yesterday. He goes to workout and encounters Victor after. He says he's dissolving his marriage to Diane. Nick says Diane didn't mention it. Victor admits he's reconnecting with Nikki, adding that Diane doesn't fit their family.

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Jack stops at Crimson Lights where Katherine advises him not to make a deal with Tucker - she wants him to promise. Jack says he's going to do what it takes to get Jabot. He makes it clear he doesn't care about Newman Enterprises the way she does.

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Back at the Ranch, Diane admires some new lingerie and wonders who she'll wear it for. She sees Tucker's wedding announcement in the paper, smiles, and texts him.

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Still at the police station, Abby spots Diane's text on Tucker's phone. She hides it as Tucker and Ashley turn back and tell her that Tucker is getting her out of this mess. Ashley throws Abby cab money. Abby sends a text back to Diane from Tucker.

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Deacon watches Nikki as she toys with her flask, then dumps it out, at the park. Deacon shows himself and she tensely confronts him. Nick and Summer approach from a distance as Nikki offers Deacon forgiveness, but says he's an opportunist. Deacon asks for a hug and gets one. Nick takes Summer away.

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At Gloworm, Traci tells Jack she has doubts about Tucker. Nearby, Tucker reassures Ashley that Jenni is fixing the venue. They kiss. Traci confides in Jack that she saw Tucker being mean to Katherine. Ashley and Tucker open champagne and Abby appears asking if she can celebrate with them. Ashley hugs her.

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At the Club, Katherine fills Victor in on Tucker getting board approval to buy Newman shares with Chancellor capital. Katherine tells Victor she wants to crush him. Victor agrees.

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Michael returns to the ranch and notices Diane's lingerie, warning her not to try to change Victor's mind. He tells her Genoa City is toxic for her, and will be for Kyle. As he leaves, he asks her to keep in touch if she goes. Diane gets the text Abby sent from Tucker's phone - it asks her to meet at the Abbott cabin.

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Genoa City Spoilers for Tomorrow on The Young and the Restless:

Deacon tells Nikki he's got them a table. Victor asks her, "You're having dinner with him?"

Diane follows a car while heading to the cabin, and muses, "Be careful up there, you're going to drive yourself right off the road."

In the other car, Abby drives as Ashley orders her to pull over right now. Abby shakes her head and refuses.

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