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Monday, August 22, 2016

Inside Travis' boat, Victoria and Travis lounged in bed after making love. Travis begged Victoria to sail away with him and her children. Victoria said she couldn't uproot her kids and take them away from Billy. Travis asked if Victoria was too scared to step away from her boring life. Victoria said that if Travis wouldn't travel to Genoa City for her, he should do it for Summer. Travis said he couldn't, even though he knew how important it was to Victoria. Travis said he'd treasure the memory of the night he and Victoria had spent together. After Travis stepped up on the deck, Victoria found her photo that he'd tucked into his logbook. Travis later discovered that Victoria had left.

At the courthouse, Victor approached Michael and asked how he'd defend Adam at his upcoming arraignment. Michael replied, "That guard had no intention of hurting anyone. Adam was delirious. He thought he was attacking you." Victor asked for clarification. Michael explained that Adam had hallucinated after not eating or sleeping for days and believed the guard had been Victor. Before Michael left, he warned Victor to stay away from the arraignment. Victor met with Leslie about Adam's predicament. Victor said he didn't trust Michael's abilities. Leslie was reluctant to take over Adam's case. Victor insisted and cried that Adam's fate was hanging in the balance.

At the Walworth Penitentiary, Chelsea visited with Adam. Adam said, "I'm sorry. I screwed this whole thing up. I'll figure this out, okay? I'll fix it." Adam said he couldn't eat or sleep. Chelsea assured Adam that Michael was working on his defense. Chelsea tried to comfort Adam and told him to focus on his homecoming. Chelsea left after Adam said he wanted time alone.

After Michael arrived, he told Adam to plead guilty by reason of insanity because he hadn't been in his right mind during the attack. Michael reminded Adam that in addition to stress from being imprisoned, he'd been living a nightmare that had ended when he'd thought he'd confronted the man who'd thrust him into a living hell. Adam cried that he was guilty of putting a family man into the hospital. Michael replied, "You would never knowingly hurt an innocent person this way." Michael ordered Adam to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Adam agreed to do as Michael instructed.

At Jill and Billy's mansion, Jack stopped by and gave Billy a pair of their late father's cufflinks. Billy recalled having seen John wear the cufflinks on special occasions. Billy noted that perhaps he might wear them to Summer and Luca's wedding. Jack said that Phyllis didn't support the wedding and risked alienating Summer by not allowing her to make her own decisions. Jack added that at least Phyllis wasn't lying to him anymore.

In an office at Jabot, Nick and Phyllis discussed Summer's plans to marry Luca. Nick said that had Summer become pregnant, they would've had to deal with Luca for their rest of their lives. Nick seemed certain that Victoria would return to Genoa City with Travis, so he could convince Summer not to marry Luca. Phyllis seemed hopeful, too. Nick left to support Adam at his arraignment.

After Nick left, Phyllis left Victoria a desperate message. Billy showed up and said that Phyllis looked stressed. Billy sided with Jack and said Phyllis should let Summer decide for herself and make her own mistakes. Phyllis explained that Victoria had traveled to Mexico to find Travis. Billy condemned Phyllis' decision to send Victoria back to her ex-lover. Phyllis noted that Billy seemed jealous. Billy said he didn't want to see the mother of his children get hurt. Victoria phoned and explained that Travis had refused to return to Genoa City. Phyllis collected her belongings and abruptly left without saying a word to Billy.

At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Luca finalized details of the wedding ceremony, but Summer was concerned about her family's refusal to accept Luca. Summer said her family might change their minds if she and Luca could prove that Travis was responsible for the oil spills. Luca told Summer that the detectives he'd hired couldn't locate Travis. Jack stopped by, and Luca stepped away to take a call. Jack told Summer not to judge her mother too harshly. Phyllis arrived and said she hoped she could be included on the guest list. Phyllis said she'd accepted the idea that Summer should be allowed to make her own decisions. Summer warmly embraced her mother and said Phyllis' words meant "so much" to her. Luca seemed uneasy.

At Chelsea and Adam's penthouse, Kevin stopped by to see Chloe. Kevin mentioned Adam's attack on the guard. Chloe explained that Adam had attacked the guard because he'd believed the man had been Victor. Kevin replied, "In Adam's mind, he was going after the man who'd framed him." Chelsea returned and overheard Chloe when she told Kevin she planned to be present at Adam's arraignment. Chelsea disagreed and said it was the last place Chloe should be.

Victor was still conferring with Leslie outside the courtroom when Michael returned. Michael overheard Victor plead with Leslie to help his son. Michael said that Victor's plan to undermine the arraignment wouldn't work. Michael angrily noted that he, not Leslie, was Adam's attorney. Leslie said she wouldn't jump into a family dispute, and she stepped aside.

Michael threatened to have Victor arrested for fraud, obstruction, or harassment. Victor fought back and yelled that he hadn't forgotten what Michael had done to him. Nick entered and intervened. Chelsea, Chloe, and Kevin arrived just before a guard escorted Adam into the courtroom. After Adam was seated in the courtroom, Michael learned that the guard had slipped into a coma. The judge entered the courtroom and prompted the defendant to stand and answer to his charges. Adam had flashbacks of attacking the guard. Adam said, "I plead guilty, Your Honor."

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On the next The Young and the Restless...

• Victoria and Nick urge Summer to hear Travis out.
• Dylan suspects that Chelsea pulled one last con to save the man she loves.
• Adam and Victor face off.
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