Young & The Restless Transcript
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Devon: I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe that chance could be dead.
Mariah: “Could be”? Christine brought definitive proof — the watch, the wedding ring.
Tessa: I mean, it’s still a possibility that he survived the explosion. He might’ve just not been wearing them when it happened.
Mariah: Do you believe that?
Devon: Abby does. And I think that she’s really gonna need our help accepting the truth if she’s wrong.
Ashley: Bye, sharon. Thanks again.
Victor: [ Sighs ] Sharon is a good listener. Hopefully she was able to help abby.
Ashley: I hope so. I hope abby can get some sleep. I hate this, feeling so helpless.
Victor: I know, I know. Been a long time since I’ve seen you helpless.
Ashley: I could say the same thing about you. You, who always controls every single situation.
Victor: You know, all the money and power I have means nothing right now. I so want to be able to fix it for her.
Ashley: I do, too.
Ashley: She’s in agony. Poor thing. She’s just suffering, and there’s nothing I can do to alleviate it. It’s like a mother’s worst nightmare.
Mariah: Look at you. You are such a brave little boy. Too bad that you’ve had to be. You had to be bombarded by my stress hormones when we were in that room, and I did my best to keep my fear and anxiety to a minimum, ’cause I knew when i got upset, it would make you feel upset. Do you think he’s okay?
Tessa: I mean, he was cooing just a minute ago. I think he’s perfect in every way. But, mariah, I think that this situation might have brought up some trauma for you.
Victor: I think you should know that I called nate hastings, okay? I asked him to be here. I think we need to have a doctor around. Especially someone who knows abby and knows the family, and I’d rather err on the side of caution, you know?
Ashley: Think that’s a good idea?
Ashley: I hope it’s not necessary.
Victor: [ Sighs ]
Ashley: I mean, look, I know it’s not rational to think that maybe abby would have a break with reality the way that I did, but I can’t help but be a little afraid.
Victor: I remember that.
Victor: Hope she doesn’t have to go through that. But if she does, you and I will be here to help her through it.
Ashley: Yeah. Whether she wants us to or not.
Victor: And when she gets to the other side of it, hopefully soon, she’ll realize that you and I did not abandon her.
Ashley: I’m gonna go sit with her.
Victor: Okay. Some people have joint pain,
Mariah: I appreciate your concern, but I’m fine, okay? Can you please tell her that I’m fine?
Devon: I mean, I think she knows, but this has been hard on everybody, so you can’t blame her for looking out for you. She’s very good at it.
Mariah: Yes, she is. Tessa’s the best, and she knows me better than anyone. But this isn’t about me, you know? It’s about this little boy right here. I just want to make sure that he doesn’t absorb all of the negativity in that house.
Devon: Yeah, no, I know what you mean, but, you know, we have to trust that ashley and the rest of the family are gonna be able to take care of dominic while abby’s going through all this.
Tessa: He’s going to be loved and taken care of.
Devon: There’s really nothing to worry about at all. You know he’s in good hands.
Tessa: They’re not gonna let anything bad happen to him, and I’m not gonna let anything bad happen to you. So maybe we can go back to our hotel and just rest up a little bit?
Mariah: Yes. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Soon, though, ’cause while dominic’s here, I want to stay. I want to be here if he needs me.
[ Door closes ]
Victor: Nate. Thank you for coming on such short notice, okay?
Nate: Of course. How is abby?
Victor: Not well. Sharon was with her earlier and thought that she was in a state of denial. She’s in the kitchen right now with ashley making some tea. If you don’t mind my saying so, I think that she may need some, you know, low-dose anti-anxiety pills. But that’s your expertise.
Nate: Whatever abby needs, I’m here for.
Victor: Now, ashley and abby will return momentarily, so make yourself comfortable. If you need me, I’ll be in the den, alright? Thanks, man.
Nate: [ Sighs ]
[ Clears throat ]
[ Exhales sharply ]
Abby: Nate, what are you doing here?
Nate: Hey, I’m sorry to hear about what you’re going through.
Abby: Did they call you to give me a sedative or something?
Ashley: Maybe this isn’t a good time.
Abby: What my mom is trying to say is that sharon just left, and that was enough. I don’t need a doctor.
Nate: You’re right, I was called here as a doctor, but as your friend, I’ve been where you are. I just came by to talk, see how you were doing.
Abby: That’s all?
Nate: You don’t even have to respond if you don’t want to. Just hang out with me for a few minutes.
Abby: [ Sighs ] Mom, I’m gonna talk to nate. Could you just stay close by?
[ Sighs ]
Nate: [ Clears throat ] You think chance is still out there.
Abby: You said that like a statement, not a question. And this isn’t a matter of denial. Look, yes, they found his watch and ring at the explosion site, but they didn’t find him. So I can hear the news and I can hold his ring in my hand. But in my heart, I just — I don’t think…he’s alive. I know it. He’s not dead.
Devon: So ashley just said that nate is there with abby right now.
Tessa: Oh, that’s good. He’s a calming presence.
Devon: Yeah. And abby is asking me to bring the baby back home.
Mariah: Do you think that’s a good idea?
Devon: I do, actually, ’cause his mother and his grandparents are ready to take care of him.
Tessa: Yeah, he belongs at home.
Mariah: Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. You sure you don’t need help getting him back to the chancellor house?
Devon: No, no, I’m fine. I appreciate it. I left bread crumbs.
Mariah: [ Chuckles ]
Tessa: Can I take you back to our suite now?
Devon: I promise you, you have nothing to worry about. That little boy knows what strength and safety feels like because you protected him for all that time. Don’t forget that. Let some other people look after him now.
Mariah: Okay. Let’s go. Alright, buddy. I’ll see you soon, okay?
Nate: I know how you feel. You know I lost my fiancéE. I remember how hard it was having to admit she was gone.
Abby: Yeah, you told me how awful that was for you. But this is not the same situation. You — you saw carolyn. You knew the truth. I don’t have that. Yes, other people think chance is gone, but…I can’T.
Nate: Yeah, I get it. Having to accept the news or the evidence that they’ve given you, your husband can’t come back, right? I think it’s common when we lose someone abruptly like this. We don’t want to let go of hope.
Abby: No, I can’t let go. And, yes, I have had my moments of doubt, like when christine gave me this. But I was in shock. And now I see things clearly. I mean, really, nothing has really changed. I mean, chance was gone before, and he’s — he’s still gone now, but…you know, he promised that he was gonna come home. And he iS. I know he is. So what I really need now is to just have faith in my husband and have faith in us.
Nate: Yeah. I understand.
Abby: Oh, stop. Stop trying to placate me.
Nate: [ Sighs ] Don’t settle. Start your day with secret.
Nate: Can you hear yourself?
Abby: Well, it’s normal to get defensive when people refuse to believe what you’re saying.
Nate: It’s also normal to overreact when you’re running on fumes. Have you eaten?
Abby: I had a sandwich earlier.
Nate: Really? Or is that you’re telling everyone? Look, if what you’re saying is true and chance is still out there, then you owe it to him and the baby to stay healthy. When did you last sleep?
Abby: That doesn’t matter.
Nate: It does. You need to eat and you need some rest. I’m having some anti-anxiety medication delivered. It’s a low dose, but it’ll calm you down and help you sleep.
Abby: Look, I appreciate it, but I need to stay alert and awake, for dominic.
Ashley: Honey. I promise that I’m gonna be right here for the baby as soon as devon brings him back home, okay? Could you please go upstairs and sleep?
Abby: Fine, fine, but I’m gonna rest here on the couch in the living room. That way, I’m close by in case we hear anything.
Ashley: Yes. Please just close your eyes and rest.
Abby: [ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ]
Sharon: Oh, hi, devon.
Devon: Hey, sharon. How’d everything go with abby?
Sharon: Um…well, you know the stages of grief, right?
Devon: I do.
Sharon: And the first one is denial. That’s right where she’s stuck, and I’m afraid that it’s gonna take her a while to get out of it.
Devon: You think she’s that bad?
Sharon: I really wish that we could fix someone with just a touch or a word, I mean, especially in times like these. It’s so frustrating. She won’t even talk about her feelings. She won’t acknowledge them. There’s just nothing I can do.
Devon: I know. I do know. But I think that I may have something that will bring you some joy.
Mariah: No, no, there’s no need to send this to jack. Why don’t I take a look at the numbers and see if I can 5% out of the budget? And if I can’t, then I can bring him in. Okay? Yeah, give me like 30 minutes. Cool. Bye.
[ Sighs ]
Tessa: Everything okay at work?
Mariah: Yeah, it’s fine. I’m just trying to distract myself with budgets and deadlines.
Tessa: But your mind is really elsewhere?
Mariah: Yeah. On the baby. I just — I hate leaving him. What?
Mariah: You’re staring at me.
Tessa: I mean, I find you very attractive.
Mariah: [ Chuckles ] Thank you. I appreciate that. But…it’s not why you’re looking at me. I promise you I am fighting all of my urges when it comes to the baby, but you still think I’m slipping, am I right?
Tessa: I’m a little worried. You got pretty worked up at crimson lights. It seems as if you feel you are the only one who can properly take care of dominic.
Mariah: I can’t help wanting to be there for him. I thought you understood that i have a bond with dominic.
Tessa: I do. But I’m concerned that that urge, that instinct to just wrap him up and shield him from danger, it’s — it’s gonna cause you pain. And that really breaks my heart.
Nate: So you were hungry.
Abby: I was. And, um…sure, I will take the medication. But honestly, I’m feeling tired, so I think that I’ll be able to get some rest on my own.
Nate: That’d be good. I just want to tell you i understand how much chance meant to you. When you and I were together, you made it clear you didn’t want anything serious because you weren’t ready, after your prior relationship had fallen apart. And then chance came into your life. I watched as you fell hard and fast. That love is still there, and it will always be a part of you.
Abby: Thank you, but, uh, you’re speaking like it’s already over. Like we know chance is gone. But we don’t know that. No one knows that for certain.
Nate: You’re right. My mistake. Get some rest, abby.
Abby: Chance, you can’t be gone. With downy infusions, let the scent set the mood.
Victor: Thank you for coming, nate.
Nate: I hope I was of some help.
Victor: You bet.
Nate: The medication i ordered should be delivered soon. Make sure abby follows the instructions.
Victor: Appreciate it.
Ashley: Thanks again.
Victor: Thank you.
Ashley: [ Sighs ]
Victor: [ Sighs ] You need some rest, okay?
Ashley: Mm, I’m too wound up. I think I’m gonna make some food. If we eat it, great. If we don’t, that’s okay, too. I just got to keep myself busy.
Ashley: You’ll watch over her?
Victor: You bet.
Victor: [ Sighs ]
Abby: Chance, where are you? I know you wouldn’t leave me when we just started a family. So that means that you’re out there. So I’ll find you.
Sharon: Who’s a big boy? Who’s a big, happy, smiley boy?
[ Both laugh ] You were right, devon. Just spending a few moments with him, and I’m in a better mood.
Devon: I know. He really is magic.
Sharon: And hopefully he can bring some of that joy to his mother. She really needs it.
Devon: I know she does. I actually have dominic right now because abby didn’t want him around her in the state that she’s in. I was just about to bring him home before you came back.
Sharon: He’s lucky he has you in his life. You can look after him.
Devon: I’d argue and say that I’m the lucky one, sharon. Just getting to spend time with him and getting to learn about him and all of his, you know, different moods and different expressions. It’s like making up for the time that I never got to spend with my child with hilary. I missed out on a lot.
Sharon: Kind of like how dominic will miss out on spending time with chance. You two are a perfect match.
Devon: Yeah, I guess so. I just wish it didn’t have to be this way. Chance never getting to meet his son and abby never getting to say goodbye to her husband, it’s just — it’s unfair to everyone.
Tessa: Was that too much honesty?
Mariah: No. I needed to know if I was reverting back with the baby, and I guess I was.
Tessa: I know I probably shouldn’t be worried, but I am.
Mariah: I know. And I love you for that. But I really don’t think you need to be.
Tessa: But am I right?
Mariah: About what?
Tessa: Do you think that you’re the only one who can properly take care of dominic?
Mariah: [ Sighs ] I — I can’t say that for sure. I mean, of course there are other people who are qualified to take care of him, but…
Tessa: You think your connection to him counts for more.
Mariah: No, I didn’t say that.
Tessa: You didn’t have to. I know you.
Mariah: I’m the one who carried him for all those months, who felt him growing and changing inside of me. I was the one who was with him all the time when we were locked in that room.
Tessa: Those were unique experiences that will give you two a lifelong bond. But other people have special connections to dominic.
Mariah: I understand, tessa. Abby is his mother, but she needs a break right now. And of course dominic wouldn’t be here without devon’s contribution, but I — it’s not the same as mine, and ashley and nina love their grandson.
Tessa: But not the way you do.
Mariah: I don’t know if they could.
Tessa: You realize that’s not your call to make?
Mariah: Yes, of course. Abby gets to decide. Even if she’s not in the best frame of mind to make decisions right now.
Tessa: Again, that’s not for you to judge. Even if abby isn’t 100% right now, dominic is not going to be neglected.
Mariah: Tessa, I understand that there are plenty of other people who are qualified to take care of him. But I have thoughts and I have feelings, and…in my heart, I just… I just don’t think this is the way that it should be.
Abby: This is where I first saw you when you came back to town. Phillip chancellor iv. Fancy name for a down-to-earth guy. It was here. You came back to town and fell into my life. The hostage crisis, remember? Yeah, you sent me a text and you asked me to play along. You wanted me to help you distract the bad guy. It was terrifying and thrilling. I looked over at the security camera and I nodded to let you know that we were in sync. Chance, I need you here. I need you here watching me. Show me that we’re in this together.
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Sharon: Abby has to find a way to move on from chance. I’m afraid that’s gonna be hard with the baby around the house. She’ll have to focus on the beginning of the baby’s life while trying to move on from the end of chance’S.
Devon: Yeah, that doesn’t sound easy.
Sharon: Well, ideally, the baby would help her get past the grief, you know, would give her a purpose. But sometimes when you suffer a loss like this, it can be hard just to get out of bed.
Devon: Oh, believe me, I know exactly what you’re talking about. I fell apart when I lost hilary.
Sharon: Well, when you have to take care of another human being, that can give you a reason to take your life back. You know, you have no choice. You have to raise a baby.
Devon: Yeah. I mean, you and I know that, sharon. I just hope that abby doesn’t go through a self-destructive phase. ‘Cause like you said, she has to be there for dominic.
Sharon: She’s only at the beginning of what lies ahead for her and the baby.
Abby: This is where you busted me for faking a theft at the grand phoenix. You caught me red-handed. But we had chemistry. And it was fun and flirtatious and sexy. And we agreed that we would make great partners, remember? So I hired you as head of security at the hotel to keep you from working dangerous cases. You were supposed to leave the danger behind. You were supposed to stay in genoa city with me. Our first kiss. [ Chuckles ]
[ Sighs ] We were so good together. You confessed that you spent the whole dinner wanting to reach across the table and kiss me. I wanted that, too.
[ Sniffles ] So please, chance, come kiss me now.
[ Wind blowing ] Chance? Chance?! We came here after that date where we went ice skating. It was freezing outside. It was the first time that we made love. Remember that?
[ Sighs ] Of course you do. I skipped work and we laid in bed all day and we traded stories about our scars. Yours were from cases. Danger that you were supposed to leave behind. Chance, how could you go back to that? How could you stay away for so long? Damn it, chance! You made promises. You made promises right here. On our wedding day. You told me that I changed you. And we made vows and we talked about our future. A family. How could you leave? How could you just leave me and have me go through with the surrogacy? No. No, you are too good and you are too honest for it to end this way. So I know that you are gonna keep your word. Chance, if there’s a reason why you can’t come back, if there’s something preventing you from coming home, I will help you. I will find you.
Mariah: [ Sighs ]
Tessa: So you think that dominic would rather have you take care of him.
Mariah: No, that’s not what I’m saying. I’m only trying to say that i have feelings. I know you and devon are worried about my attachment to the baby, but I’m not even thinking about what I want or need. This is about him. He just lost a father that he’s never going to know. He’s living in a house of grief and trauma.
Tessa: He is safe. He is cared for.He is loved.
Mariah: I know, but this is not the life that I promised him when we were locked in that room together. This wasn’t the deal.
Tessa: I get that. But no one expected any of this. Abby certainly didn’t want things to turn out this way, but life is unpredictable. You can’t control the future.
Mariah: No, but there are some things that I can control. I can keep him safe.
Tessa: There’s nothing you can do about his father dying unexpectedly.
Mariah: That is exactly why i feel like I have failed, tessa. I didn’t protect him.
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Devon: Thank you, sharon.
Nate: Hey, guys. I just saw abby.
Sharon: Nate, I hope things went better for you with her than they did for me.
Devon: How’s she doing?
Nate: I’m worried. She’s been under long-term stress with her husband gone, brand-new baby, mariah’s abduction. Now the biggest crisis of all. It’s a lot to handle mentally, and eventually it starts to break you down physically. Right now she needs rest and nourishment. Luckily, I was able to convince her into eating something and taking a nap.
Devon: Well, that’s a good sign.
Nate: It is, but it’s just a start.
Sharon: Well, it won’t take the grief away, but maybe she’ll be able to face it.
Devon: Hey, what do you — what do you think about me bringing dominic back to the house and her being around the baby?
Nate: Think it’d be a good idea.
Devon: ‘Cause I’m worried. I’m worried about him absorbing all that negative energy in the house.
Nate: Uh, it’s a concern, but it’s a question of balance. It’ll be good for abby to see him. Plus, she has plenty of family there if she gets emotional. So shouldn’t be an issue. Dominic will be in good hands.
Devon: Alright, that’s good to hear. I’ll take him back, but I’ll probably — I’ll stop and take him for a walk in the park first.
Mariah: I agreed to be abby and chance’s surrogate. I was happy to do it. I was carrying that baby because I thought that I was helping to build a family. Mom, dad, baby — the three of them together. And he was gonna have a golden childhood, doting parents. And now he’s surrounded by grief and loss, and I didn’t keep my promise to always protect him.
Tessa: Yes, you have. You’ve gone above and beyond for him. You even turned down a trip to italy just to be around to make sure he’s okay.
Mariah: I am his godmother. I’m a friend of the family, and I can’t even be there for him the way that I should be because I’m not his…
Tessa: Are you saying that you wish he was your son and not abby’s?
Mariah: I just can’t help thinking that that’s the way that it — it should’ve been. That I should be his mom.
Tessa: I don’t know what to say.
Mariah: I’m not acting on that feeling, and I know it’s fear talking. I know it’s my own issues. But you asked what’s going on in my head and my heart, and i wanted to be completely honest with you, and…
[ Sighs ] It’s not right and it’s not rational. I know that. But it’s a fleeting thought that comes into my brain once in a while, and — and…it’s there.
Tessa: Well…let’s examine that and then figure out how to proceed.
Mariah: Uh, I thought you were gonna run out of here and head screaming for the hills.
Mariah: My god, you have the patience of a saint.
Tessa: True, but…only with you. Because I love you.
Mariah: I love you, too.
Tessa: So…we are gonna work through this together.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
Mariah: Um… oh, my gosh, it’s work. They need these numbers. I…I should probably do this.
Tessa: I mean, you really have to do that right now?
Mariah: It’s only gonna take a few minutes.
Abby: Everything always leads me back here, doesn’t it? Why doesn’t it do the same for you? How can you stay away? This is where I first told you that I loved you. And where you proposed. This place — this place has special meaning to us. Chancellor park. You wouldn’t just leave this behind. I know that you’re here.
[ Wind blowing ] God. How could you leave us to go on a dangerous mission when you knew it could end like this, that you might never come home? You wouldn’t break my heart like that, would you? Didn’t you love me enough to stay? To not take that risk? I believed in you, chance. I believed in us. I don’t know what to believe now.
[ Sighs ] Advanced non-small cell lung cancer can change everything.
[ Dominic crying ]
Devon: Hey, I’m sorry. I just put him down and he started crying. I think he missed you. It’s okay.
Abby: Hey. Hey. It’s okay. Mommy’s got you. It’s alright. It’s okay. Shh.