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January 6 to 10, 2020
Tessa told Mariah that she'd never been in love with Tanner, but they'd impulsively gotten married in a drunken ceremony. Mariah struggled with the lie of omission, but she eventually encouraged Tessa to go on tour with Tanner. Mariah was touched to receive Tessa's journal as a birthday gift. Mariah and Tessa shared a heartfelt goodbye when Tessa left to go on tour. Sharon underwent a mammogram and ultrasound, and the radiologist recommended that she get a biopsy. Rey worried about Sharon's distracted behavior, but she continued to hide her medical concerns from him. Sharon and Nick remembered Cassie on her birthday. Connor was moved to tears when he learned that Chelsea was moving in with Adam permanently. Chelsea and Adam reunited and made love. Chloe became incensed when she learned of Chelsea's reconciliation with Adam. Victor agreed to Adam's request that Adam and Chelsea be included in Newman family events. Devon and Nick decided to pursue Elena's idea of opening a free medical clinic, and they enlisted Nate's help. Devon hired Chance to investigate Amanda. Billy tried to define his relationship with Amanda, but she preferred not to overanalyze it. Billy became uncomfortable when Sharon spotted him having coffee with Amanda. Amanda confided in Billy about her controlling ex-fiancé. Phyllis schemed to spend time alone with Chance. Lola planned a private birthday celebration for Kyle.
January 13 to 17, 2020
Victoria worried when Billy informed her that he'd stopped seeing his therapist. Victoria found a bar receipt in Billy's pocket, and Billy fibbed that he'd met a client for drinks. Lily returned to town for a visit and announced that she was dating again. After a heart-to-heart with Lily, Billy confided to Amanda that he'd fibbed to Victoria, and Amanda urged him to tell the truth. Victoria walked out on Billy when she learned that he'd been talking to Amanda instead of her. Mariah struggled with missing Tessa. Sharon secretly underwent a biopsy. Sharon finally opened up to Rey about her health crisis. Faith discovered a note about Sharon's appointment at the breast cancer center and turned to Nick with her suspicions. Sharon learned she had stage II cancer, and her doctor recommended chemotherapy and surgery. Sharon told Nick she had cancer. With Rey and Nick's support, Sharon informed Mariah and Faith about her diagnosis, and Sharon's loved ones rallied around her. Chelsea and Adam convinced Connor to return to the Grand Phoenix for the first time since the hostage crisis, and Chance helped to assuage the boy's fears. Adam planned to resurrect Dark Horse. Phyllis pitched the idea of her assisting with Chance's security business. Abby became suspicious of Phyllis' intentions toward Chance. Chance accepted Nick's job offer to install security systems for New Hope. Kyle and Lola argued about Theo. Summer enlisted Mariah's help to talk sense into Kyle.
January 20 to 24, 2020
Abby and Chance's date led to a nightcap in his hotel room, but Phyllis interrupted their evening by pulling the fire alarm. Chance finally agreed to a dinner date with Phyllis. Jill warned Jack that Theo was trouble. Tensions escalated between Kyle and Theo at the party, resulting in Kyle punching Theo. Kyle and Lola fought about Theo, and Kyle walked out. Kyle sought out Lola before he left on a business trip, but things remained cool between them. Jack separately lectured Kyle and Theo about respecting one another. Phyllis urged Summer to never settle for second best. Tessa made a surprise visit home to see Mariah for a few hours, but Mariah opted not to tell her about Sharon's cancer diagnosis. Nikki made plans to throw a bash for Newman Enterprises' 50th anniversary. Amanda sensed that there was more between Nate and Elena than friendship. Billy appealed to Victoria to give him the same level of acceptance that she'd granted her father. Victoria demanded that Billy get help if he wanted to save their relationship. Chance informed Adam that "she" was missing, but Adam insisted that there was nothing to worry about because she'd been cashing his monthly payments. Fen passed on the chance to go on tour again and instead decided to move to Nashville. Adam learned that Chloe had saved his life, and they formed a tentative truce. This week had preemptions due to the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
January 27 to 31, 2020
Kyle and Summer celebrated their business coup in San Francisco, ultimately leading to a heartfelt talk and a kiss. Theo later overheard Kyle and Summer agreeing to forget what had happened in San Francisco. Kyle put off talking to Lola when they learned Celeste had been in a car accident. Kyle admitted to Jack that his marriage might be in trouble. Amanda distanced herself from Billy. An investigator informed Victor about Billy's involvement with Amanda. Billy and Victoria sadly realized that their relationship had reached an impasse, and he moved out. Billy initiated a bar brawl, and Amanda bailed him out of jail. Nikki became curious about the time Nick was spending with Sharon. Sharon's loved ones struggled to find a balance between lending a hand and letting her maintain her independence. Sharon began chemotherapy. Mariah's insecurities flared when Tanner responded to a text message she'd sent to Tessa. Nick suggested that Chelsea and Adam leave town. Chelsea became concerned when she overheard mysterious conversations between Adam and Chance. Phyllis and Chance had a good time on their date, but she cut the evening short when Summer reached out to talk. Chance decided he wanted to be with Abby. Summer told Phyllis that she was still in love with Kyle and that she planned to pursue their connection. Phyllis became suspicious of Sharon's behavior and later spotted a bandage on Sharon's chest. Phyllis reeled from the realization that Sharon was facing a major health crisis.
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February 3 to 7, 2020
Amanda assured Victoria that she had no romantic interest in Billy. Victor fueled Victoria's suspicions by claiming he had proof that Billy and Amanda had frequented a motel together. Victoria angrily confronted Billy and Amanda, who denied the accusation. Victoria and Billy clashed over how to handle arrangements with the kids. Amanda was unnerved when she discovered her controlling ex-fiancé, Ripley, in her hotel room. Billy interrupted Ripley's attempt to remind Amanda of the happier times they'd shared. Amanda called the police to have Ripley arrested for violating the restraining order against him. Billy innocently spent the night in a chair in Amanda's room. Kyle told Lola about the kiss he'd shared with Summer and admitted that Summer was still in his heart. Kyle and Lola tearfully decided to end their marriage. Theo and Mariah consoled Lola. Summer comforted Kyle, and they had sex. Jack warned Theo not to insert himself into Kyle and Lola's problems. Devon decided to shut down Power Communications, leaving Mariah unemployed. Mariah confided in Lindsay, a bartender at Society. Tanner insisted that he wasn't hoping to reconnect with Tessa romantically. Abby and Chance made love. Sharon revealed her breast cancer diagnosis to Phyllis, assuming Phyllis had already known. Phyllis promised to honor Sharon's wishes by keeping quiet. The night before starting chemotherapy, Sharon dreamed about Cassie and finally accepted help from her loved ones.
February 10 to 14, 2020
Sharon began chemotherapy. Word spread about Kyle and Lola's breakup. Rey blasted Kyle for his treatment of Lola. Theo informed Lola that Kyle had already moved on with Summer. Lola kissed Theo, but he pulled away, knowing she'd have regrets if things went any further. Adam and Chelsea opted not to move to Paris. Riza reported to Adam that "she" had started talking to the cops. Phyllis planned to follow Adam and Chance to Las Vegas, but she later decided to have a waitress bug their conversation instead. Phyllis heard Adam and Chance discussing an incident where Adam had saved Chance after Chance's cover had been blown. Adam made plans to keep himself out of prison by paying off a woman to stop asking questions about her husband's disappearance. Victoria and Billy broke the news of their breakup to Johnny and Katie. Victoria demanded that Billy keep the kids away from Amanda. Amanda had Ripley arrested for violating the restraining order against him. Amanda threatened to send Ripley to jail unless he left town. Billy purchased a new sportscar, which he promptly crashed into a tree. Nate and Amanda worried that Billy was addicted to thrill seeking. Ashley returned in anticipation of Victor's anniversary celebration. Chloe was irritated when she learned Kevin had learned the sex of their baby after they'd agreed to be surprised, but she was overjoyed when he announced that they were having a boy. Kevin worried that he would pass on Terrible Tom's legacy to his own son.
February 17 to 21, 2020
Phyllis blackmailed Chelsea out of her shares of the Grand Phoenix by threatening to reveal Adam's secret. Abby vowed to find a way out of her equal partnership with Phyllis. Phyllis implied to Chance that she intended to take over the entire hotel, but Abby refused to sell her stake. Nikki offered words of support when Sharon revealed that she had breast cancer. Noah, Matt, and Julia returned to town for the Newman Enterprises 50th anniversary celebration. Victor reflected back on his life as his friends and family made touching speeches at the gala. Nikki unveiled an art collection centered around Victor that Noah had put together. Phyllis kissed Nick. Adam proposed to Chelsea, who happily accepted. Someone watched Amanda as she followed a drunken Billy, who intended to crash the Newman party. Ripley later seethed as he eyed Billy and Amanda at the gala together. In the dim art gallery, Ripley stabbed Victoria, who was wearing an outfit similar to Amanda's. Amanda ran into Ripley as he left the party and reeled when she realized he'd intended to kill her. Victoria was rushed to the hospital with liver and lung damage, underwent surgery, and was placed in a medically induced coma. Billy and Phyllis lent Amanda their support. Summer and Kyle went public with their reunion. Lola decided to open a restaurant in Miami, though she'd divide her time between there and Society.
February 24 to 28
Victoria woke up from her medically induced coma and became agitated when she saw Billy at her bedside. Victoria remembered arguing with Billy at the party but had no memory of the stabbing. The Newmans ordered Billy to stay away from Victoria. Victor agreed to consider Adam's offer to run Newman while Victoria was recovering. Jack advised Adam to let Victor make the next move. Adam and Chelsea planned to get married at Hope's farm. Phyllis schemed for the Grand Phoenix to be served with multiple lawsuits. Abby agreed to sell her shares to Phyllis then announced that she'd purchased the property across the street to build a competing hotel. Devon regretted assuming the worst about Amanda. Devon received a cryptic text message from Colin, and Kevin determined that it led to an offshore bank account. Devon discovered that Colin had returned Devon's inheritance. Chance hired Kevin to destroy the incriminating audio file that Phyllis had illegally recorded. Nate convinced Amanda to stay in Genoa City. Billy declined Jill's job offer to head a division of Chancellor Industries. Mariah's insecurities flared when she saw a cozy photo of Tanner and Tessa online. Upon seeing a shirtless Tanner over video chat with Tessa, Mariah abruptly hung up and went out for drinks with Lindsay. Jack sadly shared that Dina's health was in rapid decline. Kyle and Summer fought their attraction while trying to work. Theo nervously asked Lola out. Noah returned to London.
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March 2 to 8, 2020
Mariah and Lindsay had sex. Tessa walked out on Mariah after finding Mariah and Lindsay together. Rey informed Amanda that Ripley had been apprehended, but she remained a nervous wreck. Reed returned to town to visit Victoria. An ice storm hit Genoa City. Faith and Mariah worried when Sharon's health took a turn for the worse. Devon, Elena, and Nate took shelter inside the site of their new clinic, where they took in an injured young man who became their first patient. Adam and Chelsea were trapped at the Newman ranch because of a fallen tree. Adam and Chelsea appealed to Victor to put Adam in charge of Newman, but Victor grappled with whether he could trust Adam. While stranded at Nick's house, Phyllis and Nick agreed that they were better off as friends, but they later gave in to their attraction. Abby and Chance searched Phyllis' room, found a hidden thumb drive, and trashed Phyllis' laptop before having sex in Phyllis' shower. Chloe thought she was going into labor, but it was a false alarm. Ashley returned from Paris because of Dina's deteriorating health. Jack and Ashley had visions of Dina. Amanda realized that she'd been taking out her frustration about Ripley on Billy, and she asked for Billy's forgiveness. Billy platonically joined Amanda in bed to comfort her after she had a nightmare. Things became tense when Kyle and Summer waited out the storm at Society with Lola and Theo. Lola and Theo shared their first real kiss.
March 9 to 13, 2020
Phyllis convinced Nick to step up as Newman's interim CEO while Victoria recovered. Adam seethed when Victor revealed that Nick had been appointed to the position. Nick and Phyllis considered going back to being just friends after their hookup, but they ended up having sex on his desk at Newman. Lola slowed things down with Theo, and he agreed to wait. Billy and Amanda kissed and later agreed to maintain their friendship. Abby posed as Phyllis to access Phyllis' safe deposit box and retrieve another copy of the incriminating conversation between Adam and Chance. Chelsea, Adam, and Connor traveled to Kansas, where Adam was dismayed to find Hope's farm run down. Chelsea vowed to help Adam take over as Newman's CEO. Jared rejected help from Devon and Nate after his grandfather died. Amanda connected with Jared by revealing that she'd also been in the foster care system, stunning Devon and Nate. Sharon was dismayed when her ailing health forced her to skip a chemo session. Nikki implored Sharon to fight cancer the way she'd always fought Nikki. Kyle implored Mariah to find Tessa and beg for forgiveness. Victoria struggled to cope emotionally, and Nikki reached out to Sharon for help. Billy planned to accept Jill's job offer to head Chancellor's media division, but she informed him that he'd be equal partners with Lily. Billy and Lily grappled with their vastly different management styles, but they eventually agreed to work together. Nick asked for Rey's help with a problem concerning Faith.
March 16 to 20, 2020
In Kansas, Adam reunited with a childhood friend, a reporter named Alyssa. Adam became suspicious when he learned that Hope hadn't attended the funeral of A.J., Alyssa's dad. Adam theorized that loan shark A.J. had loaned Cliff money and had caused Cliff's car wreck when he hadn't repaid the debt. Victoria admitted that she needed help to recover emotionally from the stabbing. Mariah tracked down Tessa, apologized, and finally spilled about Sharon's cancer. Tessa sympathized but was unable to forgive Mariah. Tanner arranged for Mariah to make a heartfelt plea to Tessa during a concert, but Tessa left Mariah standing on the stage alone. Mariah considered taking a job in Chicago. Chance was determined to prove that Colin had laundered Devon's money before returning it. The Abbotts prepared to have Dina return home for whatever time she had left. Billy and Lily bantered and bonded over their mutual enthusiasm for starting Chancellor Media. Chloe resigned from the Grand Phoenix, and she and Chelsea worked on plans to resurrect Chelsea's fashion line. Summer and Kyle realized Summer's parents were sleeping together. Jack worried about Theo's resentment toward Kyle. Rey disciplined Faith for skipping school by having her work at Society, where Faith confided her frustrations to Lola.
March 23 to 27, 2020
Adam and Chelsea worked together to manipulate Alyssa into investigating Victor's possible role in A.J.'s death. Victor examined old newspaper articles he'd kept about Cliff and A.J.'s tragic accidents. After having some second thoughts, Adam decided to continue with his plot to end his war with Victor. Sharon counseled Victoria. Victoria suffered chest pains and was rushed to the hospital. Kyle envisioned his future with Summer. Mariah made one last emotional appeal to Tessa, and the duo reunited. After getting Sharon's blessing, Mariah decided to go on tour with Tessa for a while. Theo and Lola spent more time together, but she maintained that she wasn't ready for anything serious. Theo pressed Kendra for information as part of his plan to take over at Jabot. Jack, Ashley, and Traci struggled with having Dina return home. The Abbott siblings were driven to tears when they read Dina's end-of-life documentation, which included Dina expressing her regrets in an essay about what she wanted her loved ones to know. Jack turned to Jill when he needed a friend. Nick and Phyllis danced around their obvious attraction while both maintained that they were just friends. Jared was jailed after a fight with his landlord, but Nate and Amanda bailed Jared out and got the charges dropped. Jared accepted Elena's job offer at the clinic. Lily assured Billy that she didn't consider it inevitable that he'd screw up again. Nick was livid to learn that Billy was his new tenant.
March 30 to April 3, 2020
Victoria learned that angina had caused her chest pains. Victoria summoned Billy and made it clear they would be nothing more than co-parents. A rejuvenated Victoria returned to Newman and took back the reins from Nick. Theo pressured Kendra to dig up something he could use against Kyle. Summer turned down Kyle's suggestion that they move in together, noting that he was still married. Kyle and Lola met to discuss moving forward with their divorce. Lola offered her support to Rey after he revealed Sharon's cancer diagnosis. Theo was disappointed when Lola postponed their trip to New York. After another romp, Phyllis and Nick agreed to give their relationship another shot. Summer and Nikki objected to Phyllis and Nick's reunion. Dina had a brief moment of clarity during a visit from Theo. Alyssa handed over evidence to Adam that proved A.J. hadn't died from a fall and implicated Victor in A.J.'s death. Adam presented Victor with Alyssa's news story outing Victor as a murderer and wondered what Victor was willing to do to stop it from being published. Mariah returned home to be there when Sharon found out whether the chemotherapy had worked, but Sharon opted to attend the appointment alone. Sharon was devastated when she learned that the chemo hadn't shrunk the tumor as much as the doctors had hoped, and she worried that she would lose her breast. Elena and Nate began seeing patients at the free clinic. Amanda asked Nate out on a date.
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April 6 to 10, 2020
Victoria defended Victor against Adam's claims that Victor had been responsible for A.J.'s death. Victor handed over Newman Enterprises to Adam. Victor professed his innocence to Nikki, but she was livid when he refused to explain what had happened. Victoria packed up her desk and moved into the tack house. Victoria lashed out at Billy when he urged her to seek payback against Victor and Adam. Alyssa confronted Adam about not publishing her story, but he placated her by claiming he was attempting to get coverage on a larger platform. Victoria warned Alyssa that Adam and Chelsea weren't Alyssa's friends. Summer learned about Sharon's cancer diagnosis and lent her support to Faith. Sharon was relieved when her doctor recommended a lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy. Tessa returned home after her tour ended. Phyllis was irritated when Abby began construction on her new hotel. Phyllis called in a favor and arranged for the new construction to be halted due to work permit issues. Jill swore off romance. Jack admonished Kyle and Theo when their bickering agitated Dina. Jack assigned Kyle and Theo to each devise their own rebranding plan for Jabot, stressing that only one of them would end up on top. Summer considered herself to be Kyle's secret weapon, while Lola offered Theo words of encouragement. Traci agreed to consider Billy and Lily's job offer at Chancellor Media. Devon asked Amanda to be his legal counsel for New Hope. Nate and Amanda went on their first date.
April 13 to 17, 2020
Victoria told Alyssa that Adam had used Alyssa's story to blackmail Victor into making him CEO of Newman Enterprises. Adam demanded that Victor sign a contract to prevent Victor from firing him. Billy was unnerved to see Amanda on a date with Nate, and Amanda later avoided Billy when she saw him talking to Victoria. Amanda and Nate's date ended with a kiss. Phyllis and Nick committed to a long-term relationship. Nick was blindsided when Adam publicly announced his appointment as CEO. Phyllis tried to retrieve her flash drive to give it to Nick as leverage against Adam, but she discovered that her safe deposit box had been robbed. Phyllis confronted Abby and Chance about destroying the evidence that could have taken Adam down. Abby distanced herself from Chance after he turned down her suggestion that he draw Adam into another recorded conversation. Amanda balked at Lily's offer to work for Chancellor Media. Rey whisked Sharon off to the Grand Phoenix for a romantic evening before her surgery. Summer suspected that Kendra was spying for Theo. Kyle and Summer planted false documents online and baited Kendra into giving the information to Theo. Mariah and Tessa flatly turned down Theo's offer to monetize their relationship. After repeatedly refusing to tell his family the truth about what had happened in Kansas, Victor finally confessed everything to Nikki, who was stunned to hear the horrible secret he'd been carrying.
April 20 to 24, 2020
Theo presented his pitch to rebrand Jabot, unaware that Kyle and Summer had set him up. Jack was livid when Theo attempted to pass off one of Jack's old ideas as his own. Jack supported Kyle's decision to fire Theo. Kyle later had mixed feelings about firing his former friend. Amanda accepted Lily's job offer. Mariah agreed to be named the primary decisionmaker in Sharon's healthcare proxy. Mariah and Theo had a surprising heart-to-heart about caring for an ill parent. Theo eavesdropped on Billy, Lily, and Amanda's conversation about their plans for Chancellor's media division. Nikki blabbed the truth about A.J.'s death to Victoria. Victoria baited Adam into confronting Victor, who revealed that an eleven-year-old Adam had killed A.J. to protect Hope. Adam had no memory of the incident and blasted Victor for twisting the facts to save himself. Victoria appealed to Alyssa to publish the true story, but Alyssa refused to have anything to do with the Newmans and left town. Victor removed Adam as CEO. Victor lashed out at Nikki for violating his confidence by disclosing his secret to Victoria. Victor reinstated Victoria at Newman but told her that she'd lost his respect. Victoria flatly informed Victor that she could live with that, leaving him devastated. Chelsea threw a baby shower for Chloe. Chelsea happily accepted Chloe's request that Chelsea be the baby's godmother.
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May 4 to 8, 2020
A special week of episodes devoted to telling Victor and Nikki Newman's love story. The episodes included Nikki's first visit to the Newman Ranch in 1981, Nikki taking center stage at the Colonnade Room in 1990, and Victor and Nikki's 2002 wedding ceremony.
May 11 to 15, 2020
A special week of episodes that focused on some of The Young and the Restless' most notorious rivalries. The episodes included a tackhouse rumble between Sharon and Nikki, an epic Katherine versus Jill battle, and, of course, Jack Abbott and Victor Newman.
May 18 to 22, 2020
A special week of episodes celebrating one of The Young and the Restless' iconic families: the Winters family. The episodes featured Neil and Malcolm's first appearances, Devon's formal adoption, and a cute-but-scary lion.
May 25 to 29, 2020
A week of episodes that looked back at some of Genoa City's naughtiest residents. This week of The Young and the Restless classic episodes, titled "Villains Week" featured David Kimble, Isabella Braña, Kevin Fisher, Sheila Carter, and a Lauren Fenmore look-alike.
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