The Young and the Restless Commentary January 7, 2024


What If Claire Grace isn’t the Only Y&R Blast from the Past?

Remember Jack and Nikki’s late Y&R child?

The Young and the Restless Commentary January 7, 2024
Claire Grace may not be the only surprise child.

Victoria and Cole were certainly in for a surprise on The Young and the Restless, when Claire Grace revealed herself to be Eve Nicole – the baby that they had been told would die soon after its birth. Genoa City has never had a better story than The Fallout. What if Claire’s miraculous resurrection isn’t the only one? What if another secret is waiting, and it’s not a dead child?

Beyond Claire Grace: 30 Years Ago

Jack (Peter Bergman) was Nikki’s back-up guy during one of the many breakups between Victor (Eric Braeden), and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott). Nikki’s addiction to alcohol and painkillers began during her marriage after a horseback-riding accident that left her in constant discomfort.

Nikki, who was carrying Jack’s baby, couldn’t stay away from Victor. Nikki gave birth to John Abbott III, a stillborn child, after the two had argued. Victor, who never missed a chance, offered Jack the control of Jabot if Jack left Nikki. Jack accepted.

The Road Not Traveled

Would Jack have done the same if their child had survived? It’s less likely, isn’t it? It’s more likely, then, that Victor sent John away and left a dead baby in his place. Hell, it could be where Jordan (Colleen Zenk), got her idea. This baby was a hindrance to Victor getting his goal, i.e. Nikki. Victor hates not getting his wants.


Victor’s memories could be triggered by Claire’s return. His guilt. He’s probably mellowed a bit after 30 years of thinking about it, and having seen Victoria (Amelia Heinle’s) agony over Claire. Reunite Nikki with Jack and their adult son.

The Young and the Restless is broadcast on CBS weekdays. Check out the latest Y&R Spoilers to find out what’s going on in Genoa City.


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