Young & Restless’ Adam and Ashland Team Up for Revenge? Plus, Phyllis Snaps and Chelsea Eyes Lily’s Man

July 4 - 8

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Young & Restless appears to be hatching a revenge plot, but will this regime let the “villains” of the piece really bring down the hammer? Phyllis and Diane’s truce lasted about as long as expected, and Chelsea’s latest project has nothing to do with fashion.

Short, Not Sweet

The so-called truce between Phyllis and Diane didn’t last even five minutes and I’m super happy about it. Now we can clearly see Diane’s passive-aggressive manipulations, her agenda, and how utterly satisfied she is when she provokes Phyllis into a rage all while smiling sweetly and coming out looking like a rose. I’m down for Phyllis to team up with Nikki and maybe Ashley to try and take this woman out. The soapiest part is that we know Diane is a wrecking ball, so they won’t get rid of her until she manages to wreak a whole lot more havoc first.

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True Colors

Speaking of maniuplators, Imani pulled a fast one on Nate this week when she pretended to set up a dinner for three for them with Sally, but actually booked an intimate table for two. I know some viewers are put off by a woman pursuing a man who’s “taken” but this is the pot-stirring we need on the show. I’m here for it.

Hotel Wars Part II?

Why on earth does Lily need to acquire or build a hotel to house their talent in when Devon owns the Genoa City Athletic Club?! It has suites for their guests and a ballroom to hold conventions in. Are they really just recycling the Phyllis vs. Abby hotel war story that flopped and inserting Lily? I’m hoping this won’t even become a thing as Phyllis has bigger fish to fry at the moment with Diane back in town.

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Double Trouble

Ashland came back to skulk around Genoa City in an effort to formulate a plan to exact revenge on Victoria and the Newmans and, unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long until the perfect opportunity presented itself in a fuming Adam. Locke then made sure they crossed paths and planted the seeds in Adam’s mind that they both want the same thing — vengeance. I fully expect they’ll team up. If Adam stays at Newman as their “man on the inside” they could do considerable damage.

Fans seemed to be of two minds about the turn of events, with some eager to see what evil Adam and Ashland can unleash:

Others would rather have seen a different dynamic explored among Adam and the Newmans, seeing the latest events as a tired retread:

This appears to be the same ol’ same ol’ with Adam, with no fresh ideas happening here, but you never know what twist there might be. As for Ashland, he needs to finally live up to the hype of the Locke Ness Monster moniker. It’s almost like Victoria issued him a challenge with her last power move.

New Obsession, Old Flame?

Chelsea’s moving on from her partnership with Chloe and her career as a designer and is newly-focused on her ex, Billy. For background, Chelsea and Billy’s first interaction was in Myanmar where she drugged him and had sex with him while working for Victor, who was trying to put the kibosh on Billy’s relationship with Victoria. Chelsea later had Johnny and signed over her parental rights to Billy and Victoria. Years later, Chelsea and Billy fell for one another and moved in togehter, but he left her at the altar after discovering she’d had sex with their neighbor Gabriel, who was really Adam back from the dead with a new face. In a recent conversation, Billy recalled how well Chelsea knows him, and the kindness he’s shown her seems to be filling a void left by Rey. With him mulling the idea of her helping him with his podcast, well, the writing is on the wall. Lily seems to be fed up with his ongoing obsession with all things Victoria anyway, but this threat won’t even be on her radar.

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This is just my opinion. Feel free to join the conversation below.

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