There’s a murderer in Genoa City, and that means everybody needs an alibi. Unfortunately, that’s going to create some major problems for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Victoria seeing as the only way she can prove she didn’t commit murder is to admit to having committed adultery with BIlly!
“It’s a definite quandry,” says Soaps In Depth executive editor Richard M. Simms. “It wouldn’t be such a problem if Victoria wasn’t worried about losing custody of her son, Reed, to hubby J.T.” So as the police look for Adam’s murderer, Victoria and her secret lover make the questionable decision to lie when questioned as to their whereabouts the night Adam bit the dust.
“There’s certainly no shortage of suspects,” says Simms. “After all, in true ‘Who Shot JR’ fashion, just about everyone in town declared that they wanted Adam dead. And, of course, most of the prime suspects were gathered together for the masquerade ball when Adam was killed in the basement of the hotel in which the event was being held.”
So far, romantic rivals Phyllis and Sharon have worked together to protect Nick (whose blood-soaked jacket was found by his wife), Jack’s handkerchief was found stuffed into the mouth of the burned corpse and Victor admitted that the blood on the watch he tried to dispose of belonged to his late son.
Yup, suspects galore.
But it’s Victoria who may have the most to lose… even if she had nothing to do with the crime. “What’s amazing is how quickly the audience has fallen in love with Billy and Victoria,” says the editor. “This is a couple who really only connected in the past month or two, and yet they’ve captured the attention of a lot of viewers. Their portrayers, Billy Miller and Amelia Heinle, have the kind of chemistry together that every soap producer dreams of.”
But will their romance be cut short by the lies they’ll have to tell in the weeks to come?
For details on what’s to come for the pair, pick up the new issue, which also features an interesting look at how the lives of various AS THE WORLD TURNS characters would be different if they’d made different choices in life, a peek behind the scenes of Italy’s DANCING WITH THE STARS (on which THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Ronn Moss took second place!) and an interview with Y&R’s Stephen Nichols (Tucker) on life as Genoa City’s newest tycoon.