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Monday, September 4, 2000

Due to CBS coverage of the US Open tennis tournament, The Young and the Restless did not air today.



Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Brittany continues her attempt to get back at Billy and tries to persuade him to have a few drinks with her that evening. The more she pushes, the angrier he gets. Eventually, Billy flat out refuses, telling Brittany that a true friend wouldn't ask him to do such a thing. When Phyllis notices the tension, she quickly drags Brittany away and warns her not to let her personal vendetta ruin the final day of shooting for the website. Brittany tells Phyllis that she has come up with a new idea...she is going to slip Billy some sleeping pills. While she plots her next move, Billy talks to Rianna about Raul. When Rianna admits she has a crush on his best friend, Billy encourages her to go for it claiming she can't do any worse than J.T. At the same time, Raul and Mac discuss the state of their relationship. Mac promises Raul that she will fill him in on everything when the time is right, but also lets him know that there is no chance of them getting back together. When she suggests a romance with Rianna, Raul gets defensive and tells her he may have to accept that things are over between them, but that he isn't quite ready to move on yet. The two head out to the pool where Phyllis tells Mac that she will have to stay inside with her during the sleepover. Over at Paul's office, Christine is hesitant to take the pregnancy test. Paul assumes that his wife is just afraid of being disappointed, but tells her about his mother's theory that if she is indeed pregnant, she will be able to make a decision about her partnership with Michael. In the meantime, Tomas suggests to Nina that helping her out with her novel may help him with his writer's block. Over at Jabot, Nikki and Jack discuss her relationship with Victoria. Jack assures her that everything will work out...there is nothing stronger than the bond between a parent and a child. When Nikki detects a sadness in Jack, he admits that he still wishes he had a child of his own. When Nikki reminds him about Kimo and the wonderful job he did as stepfather to Victoria and Nick, Jack tells her he still wants the joy of raising a child from the beginning and watching it grow. Elsewhere, Ryan tells Neil that Victoria has moved in with him. When Neil questions his intentions, Ryan assures him that he knows what he is doing. He tells his friend about the ultimatum he gave Tricia and that she never responded to him before the deadline. Neil is shocked and comforts Ryan who has just asked that the papers for legal separation be sent over. Ryan heads home and is shocked to find Tricia there. Victoria leaves, never letting on about she and Ryan's living arrangements. Alone in the apartment, Tricia asks Ryan if it is too late to save their marriage.

Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Brittany tells Phyllis that she will use sleeping pills to get Billy to relax. Phyllis doesn't want to hear anymore and warns Brittany not to interfere with the success of the website. Mac scolds Billy for allowing Brittany to give him a sensual massage. She begins to think Billy doesn't want to break up with Brittany at all. Brittany, still laying the groundwork for her plan, tells Mac that she and Billy have been sleeping together all summer. Ashley and Nikki decide to bury the hatchet. Ashley didn't realize Victor was out of town and admits to Nikki that she wanted her relationship with Victor to work. Tricia wants to salvage what is left of her marriage with Ryan, but Ryan admits that he's confused and needs time to think. Victoria tells Neil that Tricia's return surprised Ryan and her, but she knows that Ryan has given up on Tricia for good. When Victoria asks Ryan out to dinner, he declines. Drucilla is pleased with the photos Malcolm shot of her and believes that these photos will make it easy to jump start her career in Europe.

Thursday, September 7, 2000

Victoria isn't happy when Ryan informs her that he didn't ask Tricia to leave. He explains that he doesn't think a reconciliation with his estranged wife is possible, but that he can't just kick her out when she's just returned home. Victoria understands and agrees to stay at a hotel for the evening. In the meantime, after being grilled by Carter/Matt at Crimson Lights about her relationship with Sharon, Tricia returns to the apartment to wait for her husband to return from his "meeting". While she looks around, she notices a suitcase in the corner and realizes that Victoria was in the process of moving in. Just then, Ryan returns. In the Bahamas, Nick and Sharon enjoy their vacation with the kids, but admit to looking forward to their upcoming week alone. While Sharon puts the kids to bed, Nick calls home to check on Crimson Lights. When he finally gets in touch, he is surprised to learn that "Carter" is covering for Cody. Alone at the coffee house, Carter/Matt calls Warton and tells him to get over there. Over at the Ranch, Brad stops by to update Nikki on the product they are developing. While he is there, Victor calls to find out how Victoria is doing. Noticing that she is still wearing her wedding band and the effect the phone call has on her, Brad realizes that Nikki isn't over her ex-husband. Frustrated, he leaves to meet Ashley for Lamaze class. Finally, at the Abbott's, the teens begin their slumber party. After being told by Brittany that she and Billy have been sleeping together all summer, a devastated Mac attempts to talk to Billy, but is sidelined by Phyllis who tells her she has to stay inside. Outside, Brittany gets Billy to drink more of the coffee she has spiked with sleeping pills. When Raul and Rianna move outside, Brittany begins to take advantage of Billy's comatose state. When she turns the cameras off, Phyllis sends Mac out to find out what's wrong. Just as Brittany begins to set the stage, Mac opens the door to the poolhouse.

Friday, September 8, 2000

Due to CBS coverage of the US Open tennis tournament, The Young and the Restless did not air today.

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