'The Young And The Restless' Spoilers: Patty Escapes Stoneville, Sharon And Mariah Panic, And Abby Decides Her Future

The Young and the Restless spoilers for the week of October 17 tease that Patty (Stacy Haiduk) will escape the mental hospital and end up lashing out at Sharon (Sharon Case). Billy (Jason Thompson) and Jack (Peter Bergman) come to blows, and Jack tells him that he doesn't want anything to do with him. Other The Young and the Restless spoilers indicate that Mariah (Camryn Grimes) and Sharon panic when they discover that Patty is on the loose. They worry that she may lash out on Sharon and aren't sure how far she'll go to tell Dylan her baby secret. Abby (Melissa Ordway) decides to walk away from her marriage, something that leaves her mother Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Stitch (Sean Carrigan) completely shocked.

The Young and the Restless promo suggests that Nick (Joshua Morrow) will go outside Sharon's house to look to see if anyone is out there. Sharon is spooked and convinced someone is outside lurking waiting to hurt her. When Nick goes outside, he doesn't see anything suspicious. Out of nowhere, someone hits him over the head and Nick falls to the ground, knocked out.

On the other side of town, Paul (Doug Davidson) learns that Patty escaped the mental institution. The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Paul passes the juicy tidbit to Sharon to keep her in the loop about his sister's whereabouts. Of course, when Sharon learns that Patty's missing, she freaks out and worries about Patty's intentions.

The Young and the Restless spoilers indicate that Sharon isn't the only person worried about Patty. Mariah expresses her concern about the situation and has no idea what to expect with Patty missing. Mariah can't help feeling anxious because Patty could pop up at any point, and there's no telling what she'll do next.

At least one of the Young and the Restless storylines are predictable. Abby decides to walk away from her marriage to Stitch. The marriage hasn't worked for a long time, and Abby can't continue to tell herself it will get better eventually. The Young and the Restless promo showed Abby walking away from a stunned Stitch. Later in the week, Abby tells her mother that she thinks her marriage is over. What's in store for Abby next?

Jack and Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) decided to work together to bring down Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). He handed her a flash drive that has secret files about Newman Enterprises. Somehow, the flash drive ended up in Billy's hands, and she tries to get it back before Jack finds out. The Young and the Restless spoilers indicate that Phyllis decided to take the flash drive to Hillary (Michael Morgan) in hopes GC Buzz will do a story on Victor's shady shenanigans.

If Hillary decides to launch a media attack on Victor, she could be playing with fire, Celeb Dirty Laundry reports. The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Devon (Bryton James) has made it apparent that he wants GC Buzz to focus on positive stories and not interfere people's lives. There's no doubt that if she airs a story about Victor, he will blame Jack. Victor will vow to make him pay for exposing his dirty laundry.

The Young and the Restless spoilers suggest that Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) will receive a call that relates to Adam (formerly Justin Hartley). Apparently, the caller will imply they know where he is and state that she was the one that hurt him. Chloe doesn't want to mess up her cushy home life with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), so it's likely she will meet the mysterious caller.

Victor learns that someone hacked into Newman Enterprises' computer system. The Young and the Restless spoilers indicate that Jack will be proven innocent, which leaves Victor stumped about who could be sabotaging his company. Victor is forced to look at his staff and wonders if Travis (Michael Roark) can be trusted.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS daytime.

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