Young And The Restless Scoop January 4: Nate Stops Nikki From Drinking – Sharon Asks Chance If He’s Interested In Summer – Claire Shuts Out Victoria

Young And The Restless: Nate confronts Nikki

Young And The Restless: Nate confronts Nikki

The Young And The Restless (Y&R) scoop for Thursday, January 4 reveals Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) will almost start drinking again.

Also coming up, Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) will try to get through to Claire Grace (Hayley Erin). Plus, Sharon Rosales (Sharon Case) will put Chance Chancellor (Conner Floyd) on the spot. And Summer Newman (Allison Lanier) will decide to test the waters.

Y&R spoilers tease Chance will ask Sharon and Summer what he walked in on. Summer will say they were discussing Marchetti and exit. “I have a feeling that conversation wasn’t about fashion,” he’ll say to Sharon. But she’ll tell him they were singing his praises. “I got a totally different vibe when I walked in,” he’ll reply.

Y&R Daily Scoop – Chance Is Right Where He Wants To Be

They’ll sit down and Sharon will hit him with a surprising question. “If you and I weren’t dating and Summer asked you out, would you be interested?” she’ll ask. Chance will ask her where that came from. “I noticed Summer was very happy when she went to the concert with you the other night, and I think it was more than just the music she enjoyed. I think that Summer has developed feelings for you.” But Chance will say they’re just friends.

Y&R Scoop: Chance kisses Sharon

Sharon will tell him she couldn’t blame him if he did have feelings for Summer. “This isn’t me about being insecure or jealous,” she’ll say. So, he’ll ask what it’s about. “Is this your sneaky way of ending things between us?” Sharon will say no, but will admit she’s not looking for a serious relationship. And he’ll tell her that’s fine.  “I am right where I wanna be, doing exactly what I wanna do, with you,” he’ll reply.

As for Summer, she’ll head to her brother’s place to get his advice. But Daniel Romalotti’s (Michael Graziadei) not sure he’s the best person to provide it. “I think Heather might be trying to start something between us, romantically,” he’ll confide. Summer will say she’s not surprised. “Don’t you kinda want to see if there’s still a spark between you two?”

But when Daniel brings it back to her romantic dilemma, Summer will admit she can’t help but wonder if the feelings go both ways. She’ll tell Daniel she had a discussion with Sharon and got the impression she and Chance hadn’t even discussed a future together. He’ll say that’s similar to he and Lily. “No wonder Heather tested the waters,” she’ll reply. “You know what, screw it, I’m going to do the same with Chance.”

Meanwhile, Claire will tell Victoria she was dreaming about the cabin, when Nikki and Jordan (Colleen Zenk) were fighting. “In the dream, I shot my aunt and I killed her.” Victoria will say she’s sorry for what she’s going through. “Maybe this is your mind’s way of letting go.” Claire will say she wishes she could erase everything that happened. “You will find real happiness again, I know it,” Victoria will reply. But Claire will tell her she doesn’t deserve happiness.

“Your baby Eve died that day, when she was taken from the hospital,” Claire will say. “Claire is someone else, angry and alone, rejected and abandoned.” But Victoria will tell her she’ll help get her through it. “Please, go and never come back!” Claire will shout. “I’m going to tell them not to let you visit, this is it!”

Young And The Restless Scoop – Nikki Pours Vodka In Her Water

At Newman Media, Nikki will flash back to her ordeal at the hands of Jordan and Claire. “Stop it!” she’ll shout. “Get out of my head!” Audra will rush to her and ask if she’s okay. She’ll tell Nikki she knows about the battle of alcohol because her father went through it. “I know how difficult it can be,” she’ll add. “So if you ever need someone to talk to…” But Nikki will tell her she and her family will get through it together. “Thank you for your concern.”

Y&R Scoop: Nikki pulls out her flask

Then she’ll head to Society, order a sparkling water and secretly add vodka to it from her flask. Nate Hastings (Sean Dominic) will walk in and Nikki will berate him for telling her husband she was drinking again. “Was I wrong?” he’ll ask. Nate will say he only did it out of concern for her. “It was just a doctor’s healing instinct.” But Nikki will reply that her family is aware of her struggles and there’s no need for him to worry any longer. “Stay strong and take care of yourself,” Nate will reply and walk away. And Nikki will leave the drink sitting on the bar, without taking a sip.

Finally, Nikki will return to the office and when Victoria arrives, she’ll tell her she was close to drinking. But surprisingly, it was Nate who pulled her back. “He seemed genuinely concerned,” she’ll admit. Then she’ll ask her daughter what’s wrong. “It’s Claire,” Victoria will reply. “I’m afraid I’m losing my connection with her before it had a chance to grow.”

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