Things will be heating up in Genoa City this summer! Co-executive producer and headwriter Josh Griffith promised plenty of drama, romance, and excitement on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS in the months to come during an interview with Soap Opera Digest.
With Victoria choosing Ashland over her family, the Newmans find themselves scrambling to keep her from making what they believe to be the biggest mistake of her life. “While Nikki and Nick do their best to reason with Victoria,” the scribe reveals, “Victor realizes that he has one more card to play as he works to minimize Ashland’s presence in Victoria’s life. This plan activates Michael to revisit his mischievous side we know and love — much to Lauren’s dismay!”
Of course, there’s one Newman who isn’t too upset about all this turmoil! “Adam and Sally will take advantage of the family drama to perfect their plan to emerge as a true power couple in Genoa City,” Griffith previewed. “Victor will have mixed emotions as he’s both proud of Adam but will not allow Victoria to be a casualty of his ambition.”
Ashland isn’t the only persona non grata in Genoa City — Diane continues to stir up all kinds of drama wherever she goes. “Phyllis and Nikki form an alliance to rid Genoa City of Diane Jenkins once and for all,” he teased. “Kyle and Summer’s marriage will be tested as they find themselves in the middle of chaos, thanks to their feuding mothers. Kyle will also stop at nothing to protect Harrison from the surrounding drama, which leads him to make a shocking decision.”
It wouldn’t be a party in Genoa City if there weren’t plenty of drama to go along with it! “The Chancellor-Winters merger will be the talk of the town as Lily and Devon host a splashy launch party this summer, which brings Jill home for a visit,” Griffith said. “The merger will lead Billy to examine his role in this new venture as Lily takes on a major leadership role. Devon will adjust to no longer being the lone boss, while Nate will be busy keeping his relationship with Elena afloat and fighting off Imani’s advances. Amanda will learn shocking news that will upset her newfound happiness.”
Rey’s death continues to affect his friends and loved ones, and Sharon’s not the only one struggling to adjust to life without him. “Chelsea manages her emotions as she faces her true feelings for Rey, which tests her friendship with Chloe,” he explained. “Chance is determined to excel at his career to make Rey proud, but Abby privately worries his total focus on this could pull him away from her and Dominic.”
So stay tuned to Y&R to watch all of that drama — and so much more — unfold this summer!