Y&R Wishing Thinking: Maria Arena, Hogan Sheffer, and Scott Hamner terminated; replaced by mysterious Head Writer known as Akbad
After the interlopers depart from the Y&R studios and my reign begins, it goes a little somethin like this (in my DJ voice):
Clean Up The Canvas
Victor and Sharon have a talk in the Newman Ranch after his release where they realize what a big mistake they made by getting married. The two agree to an annulment. Sharon agrees to fly to the Dominican Republic to expedite things. Meanwhile, Victor reconciles with Nikki and she moves back in as Lady of the Manor. Genoa City is shocked when news surfaces that Sharon's plane has crashed. Nick, Adam, Avery, and Phyllis rush to find out more news where Sharon is found alive, but very shaken up by the ordeal. Adam is floored when she reveals an awakening of her love for him saying she wants to marry Adam. Phyllis and Nick are repulsed, leaving to go flirt in a hotel bar with Avery following closely behind. Sharon and Adam then marry after she is officially no longer Victor's wife planning to return to Hope's farm in Kansas (the Adam/Hope scenes would play out when he fears Sharon is dead). Nick reels at his first love's decision to leave with Faith and Sharon departs her house on the ranch in trademark fashion. Meanwhile, Victor and Adam share a tense farewell where both men admit their shortcomings regarding their relationship before Adam leaves town. Adam, Faith, and Sharon are last seen on a plane leaving Genoa City. (A special episode would air saluting Sharon Case's tenure)
On the Chancellor front, Katherine notices herself not feeling up to par so she appoints Victoria as CEO of CI just before Neil is about to step back into the position. Sofia encourages Neil to fight for the job, putting the Winters in the middle of war when Neil secures a Chancellor board seat. Tucker is put in the middle due to a engineering project that Victoria is blocking in out to spite an edgy, vengeful Neil. Tucker sides with Neil and suggests Katherine fire Victoria. Meanwhile, Lily and Cane announce they are leaving town after she lands a modeling gig with Sid, Drucilla's agent. Neil bids his daughter and grandchildren goodbye, but is secretly hurt by Lily leaving and Devon growing closer to Harmony and Tucker. Billy confronts Neil at the GCAC for making things hard for Victoria at work and insults Neil with vicious remarks. Neil then loses his sobriety. Sofia admits to Katheine that her husband is changing from the man he once was, so the two decide to address the change in Neil's personality. Devon surprises Neil, Harmony, Sofia, Tucker, and Katherine when he announces Roxy's pregnancy! Neil, however, is hurt when Devon asks Tucker to be the child's godfather and lapses into a drinking binge at Jimmy's. Harmony finds him and tries to get Neil to open up. He instead kisses her and leave when she rejects him. Neil then purchases a gun after a growing resentment for Tucker. As the Winters and Chancellor gather for a Devon and Roxy's engagement party, Neil confronts Tucker and is accidentally shot in a scuffle. Olivia arrives to treat Neil, revealing he is in a coma and may not recover. Sofia sits at his bedside praying for his recovery while Devon and Harmony for Neil's shooting. In an effort to spite Sofia for cheating on Malcolm, Phyllis publishes photos of Neil and Harmony at Jimmy's. Sofia goes to confront Harmony and they have a huge catfight at the Chancellor mansion which Katherine, Tucker, and Jill walk in on. Out of anger, Sofia transfers a comatose Neil to a facility in Paris and takes a job there to be near Lily, Cane, and the twins.