Dina Mercheron has returned to genoa city. As usual, she has an agenda regarding her family. Her daughter Ashley is suspicious, and refuses to let her guard down. She is determined not to give her mother a chance. Her son Jack is somewhat more optimistic. Granddaughter Abbey is the one who may fall victim to Madame Mercheron's manipulations.

Three generations of the Abbot women

Abby Newman is he daughter of Victor Newman and Ashley Abbot. Ashley's mom Dina Mercheron is her grandmother, but Jon Abbot is not her grandfather. It turns out that Dina cheated on John Abbot and Ashley is not his child.

This has caused much contention over the years. Dina has left town and returned several times, always leaving a bad taste in Ashley's mouth after she is gone. Dina recently returned to Genoa City, saying she wants to reconnect with her family.

Her daughter Tracy is no longer in town, Jack is receptive but cautious, and has spoken with his mother. Ashley wants nothing at all to do with her mother, for good reason. Dina cheated on her husband John Abbot, and Ashley was not his biological child.This has been a sore spot between the two ever since Ashley found out. Now Ashley wants to protect her daughter Abbey from Madame Mercheron.

The games Dina plays

Dina has made this last trek to Genoa City under the guise of a business decision.

She sold her company to Neil Winters and Devon Hamilton, who just incorporated "Hamilton Winters." She let herself into the Abbot mansion and ran into Ashley, who promptly let her out. On the other side of town, Abbey is curious about her grandmother, and would like to get to know her. She does not understand her mother's resistance to her meeting Dina.

On Wednesday's episode of "The young and the restless," Dina is a guest on the talk show "GC Buzz." She talks briefly about selling her company, then flips the script to family. She mentions that Devon Hamilton found his grandmother Katherine Chancellor in later life, then looks directly into the camera. She tells the viewing audience that it is never too late to reunite with family.

Jack and Ashley are watching the show together, and both look exasperated after listening to their mother. Abbey however is innocent, and will no doubt be the prey for her grandmother's manipulations. Bringing Madame Mercheron back is a game changer on "Y&R." She has the potential to cause harm to many lives. She will push back and make as much trouble as she wants good, just like town villain Victor Newman.