"young and the restless" spoilers tease tense moments ahead between the Abbotts and Lauren Fenmore. According to Soap Opera Digest, Jack (Peter Bergman) reveals his ruthless plan to his sister, Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and she appears to be open to the idea. Ashley knows that once Jack makes up his mind about something, there's little she can do to change it. Apparently, Jack isn't planning on developing a partnership with Fenmore's; he wants to take over the company.

Jack's plan shocks Ashley

"Young and the Restless" spoilers suggest that Jack's plan shocks Ashley, but she doesn't try to talk him out of it, either.

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Ashley has seen a personality shift since Billy (Jason Thompson) and Phyllis' (Gina Tognoni) affair was discovered. He's been bolder and more ruthless, much like he was years ago. Ashley chalks up the hostile takeover plan to be more of a business plan than a plot to make sure Phyllis and Lauren (Tracey Bregman) don't partner up. Jack mentions to Ashley that he said a partnership with Lauren in front of Phyllis to "cover their tracks," but Ashley doesn't trust that Phyllis will not use the information against Jabot somehow.

Ashley worries that Jack is jumping the gun

"Young and the Restless" spoilers suggest that Ashley worries that Jack could be jumping the gun on the Fenmore's takeover without thinking of all the consequences that could occur. Ashley tells Jack that she feels as if they are taking advantage of Lauren's misfortune and it feels wrong. Of course, Jack tells her that they will take care of Lauren, and save her company, but Ashley isn't sure she will see it that way.

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Can Ashley convince Jack to put the brakes on this hostile takeover of Fenmore's?

Phyllis overhears the plan

Just as they were going over the scheme to take over Fenmore's, Phyllis walks by and overhears everything. Phyllis listens in horror, as Jack explains that "Fenmore's is ripe for the taking." Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Lauren are Phyllis' closest friends, and she isn't comfortable with keeping something like this away from them, but at the same time, she still wants to be with Jack.

Will Phyllis tell Lauren about Jack's takeover plans?

"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS.