Y&R Transcript Friday, September 17, 2021

Young & The Restless Transcript

Y&R logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne

Nikki: Hi.

Victor: What in the world?

Nikki: Well, now, I know i went a little overboard, but it’s not every day that we have a baptism in the family, so I’m allowed.

Victor: Did you buy the whole damn store or what?

Nikki: Hardly. But I just have to tell you, the first time I saw our son, I got the most incredible feeling. I looked in his face and I saw the man he’s gonna be, the man who’s gonna continue and extend that special magic of his father. I’m just so grateful that we gave each other a son. Our son, nicholas christian newman. And I just feel that we’ll always be together in him, for future generations.

Victor: Well, now, I guess there is no such thing as too many gifts. Such a joyous occasion.

Nikki: Well, I’m glad to hear you say that because there’s one more thing I need to do for me.

Victor: What?

Nikki: Well, I ordered these baby-themed cupcakes as a surprise for abby. Do you think you’d be able to pick them up and then meet me at the church?

Victor: Pick up cupcakes, where? Where are they?

Nikki: At society. Their pastry chef has been sworn to secrecy.

Victor: You’re asking me, a busy business tycoon, to drive over to society to pick up cupcakes?

Nikki: Would you?

Victor: If you’re sweet with me, I will. I’ll do it for you and for abby.

Nikki: Well, thank you. I’m always sweet. Anyway, I just thought it would be something festive to add to the day.

Victor: So nice of you to do that, okay? I just wish that my son-in-law were here.

Nikki: I know. We’re all praying for his safe return.

Victor: He wasn’t here for the birth of his boy. Now he’s not gonna be here at the baptism of his boy. I guess his son will lay eyes on his father when he is in preschool.

Nikki: Oh, now, I know you’re frustrated. So am I. But this is an important day for our family, so I’m gonna try not to get mired down in negativity.

Victor: Well, then you’re a better person than I am.

Nikki: The point is, baby dominic has devon, he has his grandfather, several uncles — he’s gonna be just fine.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Well, sweetheart, I’m concerned about abby, you know? I mean, where is chance?

Abby: Okay, I think that’s everything — music, flowers.

Ashley: And I’d better get out of here if I’m gonna get over to the chapel and check on everything before the ceremony.

Abby: Mom, I can do that.

Nina: No, there’s no messing with the plan.

Ashley: Sweetie, that’s right, I got it handled, okay? But I want you to do me two favors before I leave — take a deep breath.

[ Breathes deeply ] And then get rid of your phone.

Abby: My security blanket? No way.

Ashley: Listen, we have all played our parts. It’s gonna go perfectly, so please focus on your beautiful son and this wonderful day.

Nina: Listen to your mother. It’s time to relax and enjoy.

Abby: Well, thank you both so much. I don’t know what I would’ve done without you.

Nina: Well, everything would still be perfect, but you’d be a whole lot more frazzled.

Ashley: That sounds about right.

Nina: I’m gonna go get ready.

Ashley: Okay, see you. And I will see you at the baptism.

Abby: Okay.

Ashley: Okay. Hi. I see you’re back.

Jack: Surprised seeing you here. Hey.

Abby: Uncle jack, hi!

Jack: I know everyone’s meeting at the church, but i wanted to come by and see how you were doing.

Abby: Uh, I am — I’m good. A tad bit overwhelmed, but good.

Jack: I’d b weren’T.

Abby: [ Gasps ] Thank you. Gosh, can you believe this? After everything we’ve been through, this is actually happening. I mean, it’s finally sinking in. I am christening my baby boy today. It’s a miracle for me on so many levels.

Jack: I am thrilled for you. And I can see already what a wonderful mother you’re going to be.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: So…how are you feeling about the christening? No judgment, just unconditional love and support.

Mariah: I am feeling much better about things.

Tessa: Yeah?

Mariah: I’m excited for the ceremony. And I am really, really happy that I am bowie’s godmother. I think I’m gonna keep calling dominic that, you know? My mom was right, I can have a nickname for him.

Tessa: Yeah, yeah, yeah, there’s nothing wrong with that.

Mariah: It can be a part of our special bond. And that’s how I see being a godmother. Someone who takes special interest in the child’s wellbeing. Part of the circle of people that love him and want him to grow up happy and healthy.

Tessa: Well, that is a great way to look at it.

Mariah: You seem relieved. Were you concerned that I wasn’t gonna be able to handle today?

Devon: Moses! Got some coffee and bagels, man.

Amanda: Well, that sounds delicious.

Devon: Now, when did you get back?

Amanda: While you were at the market.

Devon: Oh, yeah?

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Where’s moses at?

Amanda: Well, he’s already left for school, so I don’t know if you want to come and join me in bed, welcome me home from my trip? Or maybe you’re too hungry to, uh — alright, then.

[ Both chuckle ]

Victor: Well, now, if it isn’T…

Ashley: Hi.

Victor: Goodness. I didn’t expect to see you till the christening.

Ashley: I know. Well, I’m on my way to the chapel to make sure everything is set up properly.

Victor: Uh-huh. Well, I’m on a secret cupcake mission, you know, to society.

Ashley: Must be pretty amazing cupcakes.

Victor: Oh. Special occasion.

Ashley: It’s momentous, when you think of everything that had to happen to get here. I mean, the journey that our daughter’s been on.

Victor: Yeah. Certainly have thrown a lot of obstacles at her.

Ashley: Oh, she’s overcome every single one of them. You know why? She wasn’t gonna let anything stand in the way of her dream.

Victor: Because she’s a very determined young lady, and i wonder who she gets that from.

Ashley: I don’t know.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Ashley: I’m so proud of her. And chance, too, the way that he willingly accepted help from mariah and devon. He wanted to make this happen for abby.

Victor: Yeah, I give him that.

Ashley: You know, he’s the kind of a man that you dream your daughter would end up with, but I just really wish we could bring him back.

Victor: To be honest with you, I did admire that, but right now, it’s getting a little bit too much. I mean, he has other obligations and duties that take precedence. He has to raise his child. To hell with his assignment, it’s gone on too long.

Ashley: Yeah. You know what? You’re not gonna get an argument from me on that one.

Victor: What do you think if you and I put our heads together and do something about it?

I may have moderate to

severe rheumatoid arthritis.

Additional sponsorship

provided by…

Devon: I am so happy to hear that you had fun with your mom and your sister. Sounds like you guys are making some real beautiful memories together.

Amanda: Yeah, it was great getting to know them and understand them better, especially without all the drama to contend with. It was serene and relaxing. Well, until yesterday.

Devon: Why, what happened yesterday?

Amanda: Naya got a call from her doctor. He got some results back from tests that he had taken before she left town.

Devon: Was it bad news or…?

Amanda: My mother has atrial fibrillation. She had no idea, and it’s extra hard on her with, you know, sutton’s trial coming up. It’s double whammy, and everything is just so stressful.

Devon: I could only imagine.

Amanda: Yeah, so I want to make sure that I find her the best doctors, get her the best possible care.

Devon: Well, you know that i can help you doing that, any way that I can.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: Of course.

Amanda: I appreciate that. Okay, well, enough about me. What’s going on with you? How’s the baby?

Devon: [ Chuckles ] Dominic?

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Dominic is, uh… well, he’s great. He’s really great. I feel like he’s already getting big. I don’t want to brag, but i might be some kind of a baby whisperer, ’cause the other day, he was crying and crying, and no one was able to calm him down except for me.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: So…

Amanda: Well, I am not surprised because you always know exactly how to make me feel better.

Devon: I try.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: You know today’s the baptism, right?

Amanda: Yes, I know. You were telling me. It’s so fast.

Devon: I know. And you’re obviously invited to go, but I understand completely if you don’t feel up to it.

Amanda: I would love to go. Being a part of something positive and life-affirming right now, that would be soothing to my soul. And I know how important it is to you to be his godfather.

Jack: So, how is mariah doing?

Abby: Oh, well, she would like us to believe that she’s doing okay, but, gosh, this whole thing has been so traumatizing for her, and i think she’s really struggling. And tessa just confirmed that when I spoke to her.

Jack: Yeah, I’m not surprised to hear that. She asked for an extension of her leave-of-absence. It’s not like her.

Abby: She told me about that. She’s not herself right now.

Jack: I told her to take as much time as she needed to heal.

Abby: You know, those weeks leading up to the birth, they were supposed to be joyous ones, but instead, she was isolated, she was locked in a room. I mean, she had no idea who kidnapped her or what they intended to do with her or the baby.

Jack: Mariah is a survivor. She has a great support system all around her and a mother who is a professional counselor.

Abby: Well, yes, mariah is incredibly strong. I just think it’s gonna take some time, and she’s not there yet.

Jack: I get that.

Abby: Last night, I invited mariah and devon to come over and help me interview some potential nanny candidates, and I found a very strong choice, so I hired her on the spot. And I’m just hoping it’s gonna give mariah some relief, knowing that dominic’s gonna be in good hands when I can’t be with him.

Jack: Yeah, I’d like to think it would help her, having that burden lifted.

Abby: Yeah, this way, she can just focus on herself and she get through this nightmare.

Jack: Well, hopefully, she’ll come back to jabot. I’m not gonna pressure her at all, but I think it would do her a world of good.

Abby: That’s what it’s gonna take to get mariah through this — having something to focus on.

Mariah: I get why you would be worried, especially after i told you that there was a tiny part of me that blamed abby for what stitch did to me. And I just — I hate that I have those thoughts.

Tessa: Give yourself a break. You went through hell. Stuff is bound to come up.

Mariah: I suppose.

Tessa: I am glad that you are able to confide in me, tell me what’s really going on with you. Can you keep it up?

Mariah: I just felt like i was drowning. And that’s why I was having those irrational thoughts, and there’s like a million emotions coming into my head all at once. I mean, there was tension and fear and resentment and anger, and then you tangle it all up with giving birth to this innocent little baby, and just the things that were going on in my head… but I’m better. Okay? Bowie getting christened is amazing, and abby asking me to be the godparent, I will admit, I was a little thrown at first, but now it’s like I have an official role in his life, so it’s kind of perfect.

Tessa: Yeah, well, I think you are gonna be the coolest godmother ever. I can’t wait to see you in action.

Mariah: Me too, I can’t wait.

Tessa: Well, we should head to the chapel soon. Refill for the road?

Mariah: Yeah, absolutely.

Abby: Hi.

Abby. And the godparents. I’d like to welcome you all to the baptism of abby and phillip chancellor’s son. Unfortunately, phillip couldn’t be with us today. We thank him for his continuing brave service to our country. We’ll hold him in our hearts and keep him in our prayers. This child truly is a gift from god. Whenever I’ve spoken to abby on the subject, the joy on her face is clear to see. What name do you give your child?

Abby: Dominic. Dominic phillip newman abbott chancellor.

What do you ask of god’s church for dominic?

Abby: Baptism.

In presenting your child for baptism, you’re accepting the responsibility to raise him in the practice of our faith. It will be your duty to bring him up to keep god’s commandments, as christ taught us, by loving god and our neighbor. Do you clearly understand what you’re undertaking?

Abby: I do.

Mariah and devon, you’ve accepted the sacred responsibility of assisting abby and phillip in their duty as christian parents. You will, through your word and your example, help raise dominic to be a caring, faithful member of his community. Do you clearly understand what you’re undertaking?

Devon: I do.

Mariah: I do.

Dominic, the church welcomes you with great joy. In its name, I claim you for christ our savior. Eternal god, as we baptize with water, baptize us with the holy spirit, that what we say will be your words and what we do may be your works. Dominic phillip newman abbott chancellor, I baptize you in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. This child of god is received into the holy church. See what the father has given us, that we are called children of god. My dear brothers and sisters, let us ask our lord jesus christ to look lovingly on this child, on his parents and godparents, that they undertake their sacred duty with faith and love. Join me in welcoming the newest member of our holy family.

Abby: Dominic! I am so proud of you. You were so good at your baptism.

Devon: Yeah, he didn’t make a peep at the chapel.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nina: That’s a lovely ceremony. It was simple and perfect.

Ashley: It was so moving, seeing the three of you up there pledging to give dominic his best possible future.

Nikki: He is the living embodiment of genoa city’s four most prominent families, and of course, I include the winters in that.

Victor: Yes.

Devon: Oh, thank you very much.

Tessa: No pressure.

[ Laughter ]

Abby: Well, I promise chance and I are gonna raise him to be down-to-earth and humble, just like his godparents. I have to say, I feel so blessed to have you in my life and for you to be dominic’s godparents. I’m forever grateful.

Victor: May I suggest we have a toast? To my newest grandson, dominic.

To dominic. Serena: It’s my 3:10

Amanda: Thank you.

Abby: You’re welcome.

Ashley: Hey.

Abby: Oh!

[ Laughter ]

Victor: You know, sweetheart, I remember when you were born. It was very unexpected. And you were ready. There was no going back. That was it.

Ashley: That’s because she wanted to be here in time for the holidays.

Abby: Hey, you know me, I’ve always been a planner.

Ashley: [ Laughs ]

Victor: I rushed your mother to the hospital. Fortunately, I was there. And then the nurse handed you to me. I was the first one to hold you.

Abby: I love that story.

Devon: I got to hold dominic right after he was born, and that’s a moment that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.

Nina: I am so grateful that you and abby were there, that everything turned out so well. I know chance is gonna be overwhelmed when he hears what you went through to bring his son into the world. And mariah’s incredible bravery.

Mariah: Oh, well, you do what you’ve got to do.

Nina: I know that if it was in his power, chance would be here for this very special day. He knows better than anyone how important it is to be surrounded by love. Whether or not those people are blood relatives.

Nikki: Ah, that is so true.

Ashley: Aww. Well, honey, as you know, your aunt traci can’t be here to help us celebrate, but on the phone last night, she reminded me of your christening and just how smitten our father was with you. Right, jack?

Jack: Oh, yeah, if dad could be here, he would be so incredibly proud, as would neil.

Devon: Yeah. Neil was abby’s godfather.

Amanda: Oh, wow. I mean, the more I hear about your family connections, the more in awe I am of all of you.

Abby: Actually, nate’s mom, olivia, is my godmother. Yeah, my mom and olivia were sorority sisters.

Ashley: Yeah, still very dear friends to this day.

Abby: And I’m just so thankful that my good friend is dominic’s godmother.

Mariah: Oh, I was honored to be asked, and the ceremony was incredibly special.

Abby: Well, you always have an important role in my son’s life. As you should.

Mariah: That means a lot. Um, I’m just gonna — just gonna go.

[ Glass shatters ] Oh, my god!

Abby: Oh, my gosh.

Devon: It’s okay.

Mariah: I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.

Abby: He’s a light sleeper today.

Mariah: Oh, gosh.

Abby: No, it’s okay.

Mariah: I’m such a klutz. I just — it — and now there’s a mess and then the baby’s upset. I’m so — abby, I am so sorry.

Abby: It’s fine, it’s fine. It’s okay.

Tessa: Hey, hey. We’ll be right back. Come on.

Abby: Mommy’s here. It’s okay, mommy’s here. It’s alright.

[ Dominic crying ]

Mariah: Oh, my god. What is wrong with me?! I’m sorry, I’m sorry.

Tessa: Hey, hey, first of all, you don’t have to apologize for anything. Do you hear me?

Mariah: I thought I could do this. I tried. I really, really tried, but they’re telling all these stories, like bowie is already a part of their lives, and their efforts to include me, it just made everything worse.

Tessa: Oh, honey, I —

Mariah: I can’t even be around the baby without my heart shattering into a million pieces.

[ Sighs ] I don’t think I can do this. Ok everyone, our mission is to provide complete,

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Dominic should sleep for a while now, knock on wood.

Victor: Why did mariah overreact this way?

Abby: The truth is, there’s still a lot of emotional fallout from the kidnapping. It’s a struggle.

Victor: I guess you’re right.

Jack: The best thing we can all do is show mariah as much love and support as we possibly can.

Ashley: I agree. And to that end, I think we should get some coffee and enjoy these cupcakes. Right? And the party. Because the last thing that mariah needs is to come in and see us all dissecting her behavior.

Nikki: You’re absolutely right.

Ashley: Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Ashley: You alright?

Abby: Yeah, yeah. I’m okay. You know, I’m handling a lot right now, but I think I’m doing it well. And I can feel a lot of different emotions all at once. Love for my beautiful baby boy and concern for mariah and chance.

Ashley: Glad to hear it.

Abby: Yeah. And yeah, all of this would be easier if my husband were here and I didn’t have to handle everything alone, because, yes, it’s exhausting, but, no, I know he is doing everything that he can to get back to us and me worrying is not gonna make him come home any faster.

Ashley: Honey, I’m very proud of you. I’m very proud of how you’re handling all this turmoil.

Abby: Thank you. Gratitude helps. I’m grateful for my friends and my family. Having nina has been amazing. I mean, she’s peeled me off the ceiling I don’t know how many times.

Ashley: I hope you tell her that a lot.

Abby: I do.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashley: Good.

Abby: Every day. And I’m so thankful for you and dad.

Devon: You get some air? You feel okay?

Mariah: Yeah.

Abby: I hope you’re okay.

Victor: My sweet love, it was a wonderful day. Very special day. Now, you get some rest, okay?

Abby: Thank you. And, nikki, thank you so much for the cupcakes. They were delicious.

Nikki: Oh, you’re very welcome. Congratulations again on your son’s baptism.

Abby: Thank you.

Victor: Bye, sweetheart.

Jack: Hey, we’re gonna head out, too.

Ashley: Yes, I will talk to you tomorrow.

Abby: Okay, yeah. I love you. Love you.

Ashley: And I love him.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Hey, chin up. Everything’s gonna be better. Just have patience.

Abby: Yeah.

Nina: Okay, I’m just gonna be in the kitchen if you need me, alright?

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Hey, I’m gonna meet up with you in a bit. I just want to stay behind and make sure mariah’s okay.

Amanda: Oh, yeah, I totally understand.

Devon: Okay.

Amanda: Okay, let me just say goodbye to abby.

Devon: Yeah, yeah.

Amanda: I just wanted you to know that your son is precious.

Abby: Thank you so much. And I am so happy that you’re a part of his special day.

Amanda: Oh, I really appreciate you allowing me to be a part of it.

Abby: Of course.

Amanda: Have a good day.

Abby: You too.

[ Sighs ]

Devon: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry that today didn’t go the way you hoped.

Abby: Oh, it’s no one’s fault. I mean, mariah can’t help the way that she feels. But I really feel like I have done everything to try to make things better for her.

Devon: I know you have, and i know you’re worried about her. I am, too.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Mariah: Um…

Devon: What’s going on?

Mariah: Tessa and I are moving out. We’ll back for the rest of our stuff at another time. And I’m gonna keep pumping and storing milk so that it’s available for the baby whenever you need it. I can see that this is a shock. And I’m really sorry, I just… I can’t stay here anymore. Is now a good time for a flare-up?

Nikki: You were quiet driving home.

Victor: Yeah. You know why? I just can’t help being concerned about abby standing alone at the baptism. Where the hell is her husband?

Nikki: I know we’re all anxious for him to return.

Victor: I mean, she does everything alone, poor girl.

Nikki: And has risen to the occasion beautifully.

Victor: Yeah, she has, but nevertheless, it can’t be easy for her. That are being brought up now.

Jack: But you’re also feeling uneasy about how all of this is going to affect abby and your new grandchild.

Abby: I am not upset about the party. I’m really not, and, well, you and tessa, you agreed to live here for a few months, at least. I mean, you’re — you’re part of our family. And as far as I’m concerned, nothing has changed.

Mariah: For you. Nothing’s changed for you. I told myself that I could do this, that I was gonna be the best surrogate. Be a part of the baby chancellor crew, and I tried. I wanted so badly to make your dream come true. A dream that I had never even allowed myself to dream. But then I gave — I gave birth to that baby, and just… everything changed. I changed.

Abby: Okay. Look, I was just talking to devon about this. I mean, there are a lot of emotions going around here, and, um… look, I want to help you. Look, we want to help you. We want to make it better. I mean, I am forever grateful to you.

Devon: Yes.

Abby: Anything you need, i can do. I’ll do it.

Mariah: I know, I know. I know that, abby. You say it constantly. But there is nothing that you can do that’s gonna make this easier for me.

Abby: Then what would?

Mariah: I was the one who carried that child. And I was the one who talked to him while he was still inside me, and I told him and promised him that I was gonna keep him safe. And I am not saying any of this to hurt you. That is the last thing that i want to do, but I cannot stay here and pretend that this isn’t killing me. Not anymore. I just — I can’T. I can’t step back and watch — watch you… I know that this what we agreed to. I know that this is how it’s supposed to be, but I cannot be here day in and day out because it hurts so bad. It physically hurts because, as crazy as this sounds, all I want to do is be his mother. I want to be the one to hold him and to feed him and to quiet him when he cries. It’s bowie. That’s my bowie.

[ Crying ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Sniffles ] Which is why I can’t stay here anymore. I order my groceries online now.

Jack: Since she became jabot’s new marketing director, I’ve gotten to know mariah pretty well. She’s grown professionally and personally, and this was a truly selfless act on her part to carry this child.

Ashley: Jack, nobody’s debating that.

Jack: I’m saying this as much for myself as for you. Look, stitch put her through hell, but it’s gonna take some time, and she’s not just abby’s friend, she’s not just her surrogate. Since that little boy came into this world, she became part of this family. And looking after family, even when it’s challenging —

Ashley: Yes, I know. Abby’s been brought up to do just that, jack. That’s what we abbotts always do.

Victor: Abby has a new baby and an absent father. She doesn’t need to take care of mariah on top of that.

Nikki: I know that concerns you.

Victor: I just don’t like the fact that mariah is gonna be living in that same household. She’s emotionally very unstable. Who knows what’ll happen? It’s not good for either abby or the child.

Nikki: A child that mariah brought into this world.

Victor: Yeah, under very difficult circumstances, and obviously mariah is very traumatized by it.

Nikki: Well, darling, you were just speaking about the strength that abby has shown. If she could muster up just a little bit more strength and offer a caring hand to mariah, I mean, I can’t think of anything that would be more healing.

Victor: I love you.

Nikki: I love you.

Abby: Everything you said, I understand. I am — I’m so sorry that you’re going through this.

Mariah: Do you mind if I — if I say goodbye to dominic?

Abby: Sure, yeah, absolutely. Take all the time you need.

Mariah: [ Sniffles ] Hi. Okay, come here. We’re gonna go up. Yeah, that’s a good boy. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.

[ Sniffles ] Okay, come here. Hi, buddy.

[ Sniffles ] Hi, bowie. I have to say goodbye now. Okay?

[ Sniffles ] But you and me, we are always gonna be connected. We’re always gonna have a special bond like nobody else. And I know that there is gonna come a time when I’m stronger and I’m a little more together, and then I can come over here. I could be a part of your life and watch you grow. I need to keep my distance for now. As much as it kills me, as much as it breaks my heart, so I can get to that place. My bowie.

[ Sniffles ] Oh, my bowie. I love you so, so much.

Next week on

“the young and the restless”…

Devon: I was hoping, since you were planning on putting some roots down here, I don’t know, maybe you’d want to move in here with me.

Mariah: I’m not saying it’s gonna be easy, but it is a path forward, the right one. I think we should have a baby of our own.

Ashland: $3 million.

Gaines: By the end of the day, and then I’ll be out of your life and you can die knowing that your secret is safe.

Back to the Y&R Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page

Y&R cast animation

Follow Us!

Leave a Reply