‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Tessa Arrested – Police Uncover Blackmail Scheme

Young and the Restless spoilers say Tessa Porter (Cait Fairbanks) is arrested by the police next week because she knew about JT Hellstrom’s (Thad Luckinbill) murder and failed to report. As viewers know, Tessa used a video to blackmail the ladies involved in JT’s murder and cover-up. Now, it looks like her con woman past finally catches up with her, as the police slap handcuffs on Mariah Copeland’s girlfriend.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: GCPD Arrests Tessa Porter

According to recent Y&R spoilers, the police arrest Tessa Porter for her knowledge of JT’s murder, as well as for blackmailing Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), Sharon Newman (Sharon Case), and also Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni) . Previously, the scammer used this video to blackmail the four ladies for money. Now, this decision comes back to haunt her.

Thanks to Mariah’s testimony, now the police know Tessa had info on the murder on Young and the Restless. It was only a matter of time. After the police got a search warrant for the Dark Horse servers, Tessa Porter admitted to her girlfriend Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) that the video was still on there. So, that meant the authorities would have even more proof that the ladies killed JT.

However, that also meant that fingers may start pointing towards Tessa Porter and perhaps Mariah Copeland. While she was originally shocked to learn her GF blackmailed her mother and the others, she decided to stay with her. Now that the police know, could it be that Mariah throws her girlfriend under the bus?

Y&R Spoilers: Mariah Copeland Under Pressure

Tessa has been incredibly anxious on the last few episodes of Young and the Restless, and rightly so. Christine Blair (Lauralee Bell) first questioned Mariah at the police station to see what she knew about the night in question. However, Mariah also then had to go to court. While she stressed that she didn’t know about the murder, that was obviously far from the truth.

Worried about her and Tessa’s roles in keeping info from the cops, the duo ended up going to see Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow). Mariah and Tessa confessed and told him about the video, as well as Tessa’s blackmail scheme. However, Nick didn’t seem too surprised.

Guessing Phyllis probably told him, Mariah Copeland tried convincing him to help them out. Nick said he would obviously do this, but he did warn Mariah that she needs to watch who she lets into her life. As Phyllis recently betrayed Nick, he doesn’t want the same thing to happen to her.

Young and the Restless: Trouble Ahead For Tessa and Mariah

Clearly, Tessa and Mariah have some trouble ahead. While the police arrest her girlfriend, she could also find herself in legal trouble. After all, she also knew what her mother and the others did. If the DA wears her down enough, Christine might force a confession.

Of course, Tessa Porter and Mariah’s relationship could falter on Young and the Restless. While they survived her blackmailing everyone, they might not survive this. After all, Tessa could lash out if Mariah Copeland blabs the origins of the video thus throwing her under the bus.

Plus, Nick’s advice might not go unheard. If Mariah can’t trust her girlfriend, after everything that happened, she might end up ratting her out. Will her relationship survive Tessa Porter’s arrest for blackmail?

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Julia Mehalko

I grew up watching soap opera after soap opera with my mother -- and the habit has yet to disappear. Now, in between my daily daytime drama addiction, I also get to write about it.