Young and the Restless spoilers promise that while Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) and Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) search for the culprit who poisoned the Sassy masks, they’re way off base targeting Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman). In fact, they need to look much closer to home. It wasn’t corporate sabotage. Instead, it was a sloppy internal problem that led to the toxic chemicals in the new face mask. Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) might lose Brash & Sassy because of this and is suffering from toxic poisoning. But how will everyone react when they find out Billy Abbott is to blame?
Jabot not to blame
The Y&R spoilers from SheKnows Soaps for Friday, October 27 promise that Billy and Victor are quick to assume Jack did this. While it’s true that Jack plays dirty, he wouldn’t poison innocent customers to wreck Victoria’s company and ruin his little brother. Billy gets a slap in the face from Gloria Abbott (Judith Chapman) when he accuses her of ugly corporate hijinks, and after Billy stomps out, Gloria calls to warn Jack. You could tell from Jack’s reaction to the poisoning news that he was not involved.
New head writer and showrunner Mal Young promised to take Young and the Restless back to its roots, and longtime fans might remember the 2007 plot when Gloria poisoned a face cream to mess with Jack and try to wrestle control of Jabot from him. It seems that Mal is dipping into that classic plot, but he is taking it in a new direction. It isn’t someone scheming to take down Victoria, but it sure looks that way. SheKnows Soaps spoilers promise Gloria is haunted by her past poisoning scheme, but her hands are clean.
Juliet not to blame
Some tabloid sites are blaming Juliet Helton (Laur Allen) for the poisoning, but why would Juliet do that? Juliet has everything she wants right now. She’s carrying Cane Ashby’s (Daniel Goddard) baby and also carrying a torch for her baby daddy. Thanks to some well-timed pregnancy pains, Cane moved her into the Chancellor Mansion, and Soap Central spoilers predicted Lily Ashby’s (Christel Khalil) displeasure at finding the two cohabitating. Plus, Juliet got a fat stack of cash when she left Brash & Sassy.
Young and the Restless spoilers promise that Juliet doesn’t have an ax to grind. The last thing on Juliet’s mind is Victoria, plus she had no access to anything related to B&S production. Juliet was strictly the marketing girl when she worked there. She didn’t deal with product development, had nothing to do with manufacturing, and her access has all been cut off from B&S. Plus, every time we see Juliet, she’s all about the baby, getting Cane to fall for her, and scoring a happy ending. Revenge is the last thing on her mind.
It’s all Billy’s fault
Y&R spoilers tell us that you need to look back a couple of weeks to see the groundwork laid by the writers to know that Billy Abbott unintentionally caused the masks to be poisoned. Billy didn’t order toxins into the product, and he had no idea it was happening, but his sloppy actions caused it to happen. Billy has been pushing hard on the factory to get the products shipped, and that triggered the problem. Look at the recap for Young and the Restless on October 9 to see where it started.
Billy called the production manager at the factory and told him to do “whatever” was necessary to get the masks ready to roll out as soon as possible. He was pushing the man to cut corners to get the product to market because Billy was so intent on taking down Jabot. Then on Y&R’s October 19 episode, a warehouse flood caused problems, but Billy told Vikki he had a “contingency” plan in place to get the products out on time. Billy was rushing, and his pushing led to sloppy work at the factory and the poisoning.
Billy scrambles to cover his mistake
With Victor involved in the search for the culprit, Young and the Restless spoilers tease it won’t be too long before the Mustache figures out there was no external corporate sabotage. Billy had no idea this would happen when he pushed on the manufacturer to deliver. Victor will figure out it was Billy, say new Y&R spoilers, and uses the opportunity to save Victoria. November sweeps spoilers from the soap magazines promise that Victoria has no choice but to let her dad bail out her company.
Not only was Victoria poisoned, but you might remember Brash & Sassy ran tests and brought in people to try out the mask. They mentioned the “tingly” feeling of the product. Even Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) tried out the mask. All those people must be tested for toxic poisoning, and Victoria needs her dad to clean up Billy’s mess. Jack might get the last laugh if Vikki fires Billy for wrecking her company. Billy might lose everything.
Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni) just dumped him, and Victoria and Victor will be furious with Billy. It seems the bad boy can’t quit gambling. Even if he’s not at a casino, Billy always wants to roll the dice, hoping the odds will be in his favor. This time they are not. Catch up now on the latest Y&R spoilers on Nick setting fire to his bar next week, Lily’s revenge sex, and Jack’s plan to get Graham out of Dina’s life. Check back soon for hot Young and the Restless spoilers.
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