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    The Young and the Restless CAST - Esther Valentine - Daily Updates Archive

    Full detailed profile on Esther Valentine Played by Kate Linder on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.

    Kate Linder (CBS)

    Birthday: 1947-11-02
    Birthplace: London, England
    Marital Status: Married Ronald Linder ( February 14, 1976 - present )
    Real Name: Kate Linder
    Height: 5' 4"
    Web site: katelinder.com

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    Y&R Recap: A Grand Old Time.

    Wednesday, August 27 2014

    At Chancellor Park, Murphy remarks that it's going to be a hell of a day. Jill wants to know about Murphy's instructions from the Great Beyond. His lips are sealed. Nina appears and asks Paul about getting shot. Nina tells Jill and Esther that Chance couldn't make it. Devon arrives with Hilary and Neil. Jill remarks on their quickie wedding. Neil tells Jill that's the pot calling the kettle black. She suggests he remove his sunglasses and look her in the eye. Neil announces that he can't see and gets irritable when everyone pities him. Jill asks Murphy to start. Victor says Nikki's not there. She appears. "Oh yes she is!" Murphy reads a letter from Katherine which asks them all to carry out a ritual inspired by a ceremony she undertook while doing her bucket list with Murphy. Murphy gets choked up. Michael continues reading. Katherine wants them all to write letters to her and then burn them. Paul writes about his marriage to Chris and thanks her for the journey that brought his son to him. Nikki confides in Katherine about her drinking and wishes she was there. Lauren talks about her affair and the new troubles with Michael. Colin knows Katherine's snarling at him for what he's done, but says he's doing it to protect his family - he loves them that much. Esther says things aren't the same without her. Murphy assures her he's living his life to the fullest as she asked and one day they'll dance together again. Nina tells Katherine she's over Paul and her writer's block is gone. Lily wants help for Neil. Cane talks about Devon, and Devon writes about Hilary. Neil writes that he's got his own angel on earth and has Hilary read it out. Devon hears and crumples his up. Kevin writes to Katherine about his imagination taking him to some scary places. Jack trusts Katherine and John are having a grand old time and saying goodbye to Phyllis. Victor knows Katherine wouldn't approve of his latest project but misses her and thinks of her every day. Everyone places their letters in the urn. Murphy notices Jill's is blank. She muses that Katherine had nothing had to say to her about the music box. Neil knocks the urn over. Jack steals Victor's letter but then feels bad and puts it in the urn. Murphy asks Nikki to do the honors. She manages to light a match and the letters burn. Murphy says Katherine thanks them for trusting her. Victor steps away to take a call from the doctor who is ready to start Phyllis' treatment - they'll know quickly if it works. Paul steadies Nikki. Murphy says Katherine wanted a party. He spins tunes and invites Esther to dance. Neil hollers at Devon to dance with Hilary. Victor returns to the party and Paul says Nikki seems shaky. She gets belligerent about them hovering over her and runs into the bushes where Stitch finds her and notes she seems off. Victor appears. Stitch suggests he take Nikki home. She snarks at him. Victor and Nikki leave. Nina reminds Paul that he ended it with her to be with Cricket, so they'd better work out. Kevin tells Lauren and Michael that Katherine would want him to strike out and fulfill his destiny. Cane challenges Colin about the sketchy guy. Jill saves Colin. She crabs about this ridiculous exercise today and her heart breaking. Colin reassures her and Jill finally realizes what the music box means. Neil asks Jack to describe Hilary dancing - she's gazing into Devon's eyes. Jack says she's radiant out there. Everyone is invited to the Chancellor Estate. Jill stays alone to tell Katherine she understands the hunt was the treasure - she and Colin found each other again and she's never been so happy in her life. She leaves the music box playing in the park. Someone takes it.

    Y&R Recap: The Magic Is Still There.

    Tuesday, August 26 2014

    At the Chancellor Estate, Jill gets teary reading Katherine's letter. Colin comforts her. Jill is glad she now knows the truth that Katherine did leave her what was most valuable to her. Murphy arrives. Jill hugs him and he thanks her and Esther for putting everything together. He congratulates Jill and Colin on their marriage and is happy to hear they're expecting a good crowd today. Esther suggests they head to the park. Murphy tells Jill there's something he needs to do at the party - he got instructions as well.

    At Chancellor Park, Lauren and Michael admire Katherine's portrait. Kevin greets Murphy, who talks about hanging out with his buddies at the Lodge. He misses Katherine, but feels gratitude for the time he had with her. Michael and Kevin step aside and bicker briefly about what Kevin will do next. Kevin says it's Katherine's day. Jill and Lauren check in with each other. Lauren confides in her sister about Michael's issue in the romance department. Jill advises her that Katherine would have told her not to make something out of nothing - the magic is still there. Colin joins them and tells Lauren he looks forward to working together. Lauren isn't up for talking business there. Kevin and Esther remember last year. Esther thinks she and Delia are together. Kevin acts bitter about losing Katherine, Delia, and Chloe. Michael looks on, concerned. Jill wonders what Murphy will be doing. He says once everyone arrives, he'll let Katherine tell them herself.

    Y&R Recap: The Old Battleaxe.

    Wednesday, August 13 2014

    In the interrogation room, Lauren acts seductively toward Michael, who throws her onto the table briefly before warning his client will be along shortly. They plan to have sex all over the house later. In the station room, Kevin is writing his story when Esther arrives - she's come because Chloe sent her a package containing an envelope for him. Lauren and Michael join them. Lauren leaves with Esther. Kevin finds divorce papers in his envelope. He vows to fight this - it can't be what she wants. Nearby, Harding warns Courtney to stick to her guns in the Austin Travers trial. When he insinuates she's weak, Noah appears and tells him to leave her alone. They bicker. Courtney intervenes and tells Harding to save it until tomorrow. Harding moves on to Kevin, noting that he's fighting to stay married to a nut job. Kevin lunges. Michael intervenes, hollering at Kevin manically not to do this. Once alone, Kevin tells Michael he'll have Chloe declared incompetent to stall the divorce. Michael advises against it. Kevin reminds Michael he fought for Lauren, and he'll do the same. Kevin takes off carrying a motorcycle helmet.

    Colin and Jill arrive at the Chancellor Estate lamenting the end of their vacation. Jill wonders what the big emergency was that Esther called them back about. They spot an envelope bearing Katherine's handwriting. Jill opens it and finds a letter she left to be read one year after her death. She tells her to wear her necklace well and think of her when she does. She also asks a favor - throw a party to commemorate it being a year since she left. Katherine's left instructions. Jill sniffs that the old battleaxe is still issuing orders. She senses Colin is unnerved because nothing troubling happened. Esther arrives and Jill takes her in the other room to fill her in. Kurtz appears with a gun behind Colin. "Welcome home." Colin reminds him who he's dealing with as they hear Lauren arriving at the door. Kurtz thinks the ladies should join them. Colin reminds him his bosses won't get a penny if he's dead. Kurtz threatens to harm Jill. Colin warns against it. Jill and Lauren enter the parlor to talk business with Colin and find it empty. They sit and chat. Jill wonders where Colin got to, and Lauren talks about her and Michael having no time for sex. They laugh as Jill says they should have joined them in the Caribbean. Lauren confides she has a plan to make magic.

    Y&R Recap: Saint Nikki.

    Wednesday, July 16 2014

    Jill and Colin are at her place toasting to her plan. He's had his doubts about their scam and reminds her that she can never wear her necklace in public again. They contemplate what to do with their money. Esther interrupts and accuses them of being up to something. Lauren wander in and notices Jill isn't wearing her necklace. Jill claims it was stolen. Esther wades in but Colin insists this doesn't concern her. Jill makes a speech about Katherine. Esther is so moved she cries and leaves. Lauren looks at them cockeyed and asks about the insurance. They sit down and talk business. Lauren wants to open another boutique in a hotel. Sounds great to Colin. The redhead needs cash. Colin suggests they use the insurance settlement but Jill needs to think that over. Once Lauren leaves, Colin tells Jill they can be partners. She thinks they better have some ground rules.

    Y&R Recap: Come Back To Us.

    Tuesday, May 27 2014

    At the Chancellor Estate, Jill asks Cane over the phone not to report Colin missing. Esther appears as Jill is yelling at Katherine's portrait. She says she called someone to take care of the rat in the attic. They bicker briefly until Jill apologizes - it's a tough day for Esther because of Chloe. Esther cries that all she does these days is say goodbye. Jill pats her. After, Jill visits Colin in the attic and they negotiate the terms of his release. He hums the tune from the music box and alludes to having found the sheet music. "So clever of Katherine..." Jill asks, "It's in the music?" Colin talks about the fortune and how Katherine wanted her to be happy. Jill reminds him he tricked his way into this money. He won't show her the goodies until she frees him. Once downstairs, Colin rejoices in the sunshine. Jill tells him he smells and asks for the information. She grabs the sheet music and it's a blank page. The exterminator arrives. Jill hollers that she wants the rat to suffer. Jill throws things at Colin and Katherine's necklace falls from the chandelier.

    Kevin, Esther, Chloe, Michael, and Lauren meet at the police station, where arrangements have been made for her transfer to the facility. Chelsea arrives. Chelsea tells Chloe she's the best friend she ever had and that will continue. They hug. Chloe cries that she wants to get strong and be someone they can all count on. Billy brings Connor in. Chloe holds him and tearfully talks to him. He can see her because of Delia. Chloe takes a moment with Billy to tell him that what happened to Delia wasn't his fault - he was an amazing father. Billy says they'll never forget her, but her loss can't be the biggest part of her memory. Chloe tells him to look after Chelsea and Connor. They leave. Chloe says a private goodbye to Kevin, who urges her to go to Fairview. She needs to be away from Delia's favorite places. Kevin cries that she needs to come back to them. Chloe says goodbye to Lauren and Michael and leaves with Esther for the airport. Chloe waits at the elevator for Esther to pull the car around and looks at Billy's sperm sample in her purse.

    Y&R Recap: Fired By Dinner.

    Tuesday, May 20 2014

    Lauren is with Chelsea at the penthouse. They discuss being committed to their plan regarding Chloe. Later, Kevin arrives to find Esther, Lauren, and Michael there. They talk about saving Chloe. Kevin assumes they want to put her in Fairview and hollers, "No!" Esther agrees, and arguing ensues. Michael and Lauren get Esther on board, but Kevin protests that Chloe is looking to the future finally. Billy arrives and says Chloe's idea of the future consists of making another Delia with him. Chelsea confirms it's true. Kevin recalls the aphrodisiac and agrees to go along with their plan.

    At the penthouse, Michael gives those gathered a pep talk, and Billy whispers with Chelsea about Victoria. Chelsea urges him to give her time. Chloe steps out of the elevator and hears them all talking about the intervention and how her therapist signed off on it through the door. Chelsea says if they don't do it, who knows what Chloe will do next.


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