Young & Restless Preview: Chelsea Finally Returns to Genoa City — Plus, Lily Makes an Unlikely Request of Billy
Nate pops a big question to Elena.
In a Young & Restless preview for the week of December 13 – 17, Chance might not be the only one headed towards a downward spiral. Read on for the details and watch the teaser video.
When Billy’s idea to convince Jack to buy Chance Comm with him failed, Billy put his other plan into motion, even though Lily wasn’t completely on board with it. While Billy worked to convince Adam that he had hit rock bottom and began day drinking again, Lily voiced her fears to Victoria that she was worried Billy was relapsing and asked what signs to look for. Billy was later feared that Lily was seriously worried about him, though Lily claimed she said what she did to Victoria to plant seeds of doubt in her head as part of his plan.
In the preview for next week, it appears Lily might have asked Victoria about the signs that Billy was regressing out of real concern. Billy assures Lily that he’s in complete control and has never been more focused, so Lily asks him to do something to prove it. Apparently, it’s something he’s not going to like. Is Lily going to ask Billy to just drop the whole vendetta he has against Victor and Adam?
Preview for next week.
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Elena gets a holiday surprise when Nate asks her a big question. Elena isn’t sure she heard right and does a double-take to question if Nate just asked her to move in with him?
Upon Chance’s return, Victor immediately threw him a lavish welcome home party. Chance wasn’t keen on the party, in fact, he was so uncomfortable that he couldn’t wait to leave. Later when Chance was out with Abby he separately bumped into Mariah and Devon, and both of them felt something was off. Coming up, Devon inquires with Chance about how he’s doing. Spoiler alert! He’s not doing well at all!
Finally, after many months away due to taking care of her mother, Chelsea returns to Genoa City. She immediately connects with Chloe to ask what she’s missed. Will these two start stirring up trouble again, or have they finally changed their ways?
<p>Though Abby Newman (Hayley Erin here) was born on Easy Street to not one but two fabulously wealthy parents, her life was one hard knock after another.</p>
<p>First Abby (Darcy Rose Byrnes here) lost stepdad Brad Carlton (Don Diamont, now <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> playboy Bill Spencer) to a freak drowning accident.</p>
<p>Then Abby lost half sister Colleen to yet <em>another</em> freak drowning accident (at which point she was reunited with Dad, who’d apparently been hanging out underwater all that time like a super-ripped Casper). Despite all that waterborne tragedy, Abby was bound and determined to get…</p>
<p>Instead of just enjoying being richer than the rest us put together, Abby (then Emme Rylan) endeavored to become Genoa City’s own Paris Hilton. It didn’t go super well. On the plus side, the self-proclaimed Naked Heiress was never without a date on a Saturday night.</p>
<p>Virginal Chance (then John Driscoll) was finding out just how <em>much</em> women love a man in uniform. Though his heart belonged to Chloe Mitchell, he loaned out his body to Heather Stevens for just long enough to get his marriage plans shot down. </p>
<p>Abby (now Melissa Ordway) finally retired her little black book in 2015 when she tied the knot with handsome doctor Stitch Rayburn. If only he hadn’t been as attracted to the mother of the bride as he was to the bride herself. And if only he hadn’t had an unstable son who caused Abby to miscarry. And if only… Yeah, you get the idea. If only the deck hadn’t been stacked so high against their marriage succeeding.</p>
<p>… ’cause that was what Abby got when action figure Chance Chancellor (then Donny Boaz) saved her from a hostage situation at the Grand Phoenix, the hotel that she owned with half brother Nick’s on-again/off-again lovers, Chelsea Lawson and Phyllis Summers. (That’s Abby turning away in the back; she couldn’t bear to watch for fear that blood would be spilled on her freshly polished lobby floor.)</p>
<p>… and your enemy’s boyfriend closer? For a hot minute, it looked like Phyllis was going to take that approach to Abby’s beau. He was, as you can see, a man she could really look up to. But he soon made it clear that Victor and Ashley’s daughter was the only affluent knockout with whom he wanted to canoodle.</p>
<p>After a romantic ice-skating date, Chance and Abby decided to thaw out by making love for the first time. The one problem? Picking a room out of the many in her hotel in which to seal the deal.</p>
<p>Of all the potential obstacles there were to Abby’s relationship with Chance, one she never anticipated was his history with her half brother, Adam — a history that wound up getting her new honey shot. Upon recovering from his injury, Chance decided that he wanted to spend the rest of his life — however long or short that might be — with Abby. Do we really need to tell you that she accepted his proposal?</p>
<p>When Abby tied the knot with Chance (then Justin Gaston, Ordway’s real-life spouse), it was an eleganza extravaganza, the wedding of the century, nuptials so lavish, they wouldn’t be topped for… “Oo, Ashland Locke and Victoria Newman are getting hitched?!? Now, <em>this</em> will be something to see!”</p>
<p>Immediately, Abby and Chance wanted to start a family. “Not so fast,” said <span style="text-decoration: line-through">viewers</span> the fates. She soon learned that she couldn’t conceive. What’s more, Kids ’R’ Us doesn’t actually sell kids. So Mariah Copeland was recruited to act as the couple’s surrogate.</p>
<p>Again, Abby and Chance thought that they were the fast track to parenthood. “Not so fast,” <span style="text-decoration: line-through">viewers</span> the fates again told them. Turned out, he had too few swimmers to really make a splash, so to speak. So Devon Hamilton was recruited to make a, uh, donation to the cause.</p>
<p>Though Chance was called off on a top-secret mission, Abby went full-steam ahead with their baby-making plans, shower and all. Thankfully, everything went totally smoothly from that point on. As if! Everything went to hell in a handbasket. It wasn’t even a very nice basket.</p>
<p>Bad enough that Abby had to handle all of her and Chance’s great expectations on her own, but then a very-preggers Mariah went missing and was eventually revealed to have been kidnapped by Stitch, of all people. Somehow, in his twisted mind, he thought he could impress his ex by rescuing Mariah from… um… himself. Yeah, not a great plan, buddy.</p>
<p>Just in time for <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Bowie</span> Dominic to make his debut, Mariah was found and helped through labor by Abby and Devon. They also finally got her out of the orange sweater she’d been wearing for weeks. (Whew.)</p>
<p>No sooner than Abby had mastered the art of wrapping Dominic in so many blankets, you could hardly tell there was a baby in there, she was informed that Chance had been killed in the line of duty. In other words, she’d gone from newlywed to single parent in the time it takes us to add one plus one. With a calculator.</p>
<p>Since Chance’s body was never found following his supposed death, Abby refused to believe that he was really, much less most sincerely, gone. Instead, she bided her time, taking off for Italy, where he was “killed,” and talking to a box of his belongings — you know, as one will.</p>
<p>It would soon turn out that Abby’s skepticism was well-founded, as her “late” husband would be returned to her with a new face (that of Conner Floyd).</p>
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