Young & The Restless Transcript
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Jack: Chance is gone? Killed while working undercover?
Ashley: I’m afraid so.
Ashley: A few days ago, in valencia, spain. Christine came by to tell us in person, and we’ve all been reeling ever since.
Jack: Oh, my god, abby’s got to be devastated.
Ashley: It’s been excruciating. She’s been in so much pain, jack, and there’s nothing I can do to help her.
Jack: My heart goes out to her. I wish I’d known this. I would’ve been here to help.
Ashley: I’m sorry, I know. We couldn’t tell you any sooner because the spanish authorities haven’t been able to recover a body.
Jack: Wait, then chance is —
Ashley: He’s just presumed dead, but they did find some of his personal effects in the rubble. They found his watch. They found his wedding ring.
Jack: I get the — I get the picture.
Ashley: I’m sorry, jackie, i know you cared about him. I know you loved him.
Jack: Oh, god, he’s just a terrific young man. His whole life ahead of him. Just a tragic waste.
[ Inhales sharply ] Okay, look, I want to be here to support you and abby in any way I can.
Ashley: I’m gonna take you up on that. I’m gonna tell traci later today, but can you talk to billy about it?
Jack: Yeah, yeah, I’ll take care of it.
Jack: What about jill?
Ashley: Thankfully, nina handled that, but I’m sure jill would appreciate if you reached out to her yourself.
Ashley: In here.
Ashley: Good morning.
Mariah: Am I interrupting?
Jack: No, not at all. Ashley was just telling me the tragic news.
Mariah: Yeah, it’s, um… it’s just awful. I came to check on abby. Is she up yet?
Ashley: Actually, she left before we woke up. I’m not really sure where she went.
Mariah: Um, well, is the baby doing okay? Can I see him?
Ashley: He’s not — he’s not here.
Mariah: So abby took him with her?
Ashley: No, actually, the baby’s gonna be staying with devon for a bit.
Devon: Come on, buddy, you can do it. Give me a “B.” Give me a “U.” Give me a “R.” Give me a “P.”
Dominic: [ Burps ]
Devon: Hey! There you go! Good job, man. That was great. Oh, hey, I’m sorry. I didn’t know you were up.
Amanda: Oh, I wouldn’t miss this for the world.
Devon: Oh. I think he’s settling in pretty nicely. Barely woke up last night. And he’s so much calmer than he was at the mansion.
Amanda: Think that abby made the right decision bringing him here. You know, this is exactly what he needed — a nice, calm routine.
Devon: Yeah. I’m just happy that she trusted me.
Amanda: She’s so lucky to have a friend like you.
Devon: Just, you know, the fact that she even got to the point, though, of actually coming and leaving him with me just goes to show how much pain she’s really in, though.
Lauren: Here you go. One extra-hot triple-shot mocha with a dash of cinnamon, just the way you like it.
Michael: [ Laughs ] What did I do to deserve this?
Lauren: So many things. But let’s start with the superb job you did of grilling that defense witness yesterday. I’m just so glad I got to see you in court. I just wish they had been videotaping it because it was truly a master class in cross-examination. My love, you are an artiste.
Michael: Thank you for that high praise. I have to admit, it — it really does wonders for my mojo knowing that my biggest fan is sitting in the gallery.
Lauren: Aww. Is that so?
Michael: Yeah, it’s always a nice boost to have somebody looking at you adoringly. For whatever reason, I don’t always get that from the opposing attorney or the jury.
Lauren: [ Laughs ] Well, I hope not.
Michael: I live for that laugh, you know.
Lauren: Well, you are still the wittiest man I have ever met.
Michael: I’m glad I can keep you amused.
Lauren: How lucky are we that we found each other and that we still feel so much in love?
Michael: Extremely. But not everybody is this fortunate.
Lauren: Mm. Thinking about nick and phyllis?
Michael: Hmm. Our best friends are hurting, and there is not a damn thing we can do about it.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Hey.
Phyllis: Hi. This is, um…
Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah.
Phyllis: Well, um, you stay here. I’ll get a bagel somewhere else.
Nick: No, no, you were here first. I’ll go somewhere else.
Phyllis: You don’t have to do that.
Nick: [ Sighs ] You know, this is ridiculous. We’re gonna run into each other. Let’s just get past it.
Phyllis: Yeah, let’s get past it. I mean, you’d think that we’d be good at this. We’ve done it so many times.
Nick: I believe the best way to deal with something uncomfortable is to just face it head on. So…you want to have breakfast with me?
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me
Mariah: Why would abby leave the baby with devon? When was this decided?
Ashley: She made the decision on her own without consulting anybody else. Victor and I found out after the fact.
Mariah: Ah —
[ Sighs ] I’m just shocked.
Ashley: Mm-hmm. Well, we all were.
Mariah: Did abby give a reason?
Ashley: Well, mariah, she’s drowning in grief. I mean, clearly, if she’d asked me, I would have gladly taken care of my own grandson.
Jack: Traci and I would’ve been there for her, as well.
Ashley: Of course, and nikki and victor and nina. I mean, there’s no shortage of people that love that little boy.
Mariah: I wasn’t even in the running to be considered. Not after I admitted I got too attached to the baby. You know, I’m — I’m doing my best to put that all behind me. I’m trying to keep things in perspective. I guess abby doesn’t trust me after that.
Ashley: Honey, for whatever it’s worth, I haven’t heard anything like that from her. I think it was just natural for her to reach out to devon.
Jack: Yeah, makes all the sense in the world. Those two have been close for years. They’ve come to rely on each other.
Ashley: Yeah, and since we found out about chance, you know, devon’s been incredibly supportive and he’s great with the baby, so please don’t take this personally.
Mariah: No, no, of course not. I just went through my own trauma recently, and I get where abby is coming from. Sometimes you just — you need to take a break.
Ashley: Thanks for being so understanding.
Mariah: Well, I’ll — I’ll probably check on devon and the baby before I go to work.
Jack: Yes, and I have somewhere I need to be. I will get the news to billy, okay?
Ashley: Thank you.
Jack: Yeah. Want to walk me out?
Mariah: Yeah, absolutely.
Jack: Hey, hang in there.
Jack: Be strong.
Ashley: Bye, mariah.
Ashley: Honey, it’s your mom. I know that you want to be alone. I understand that, but I’d really like to know where you are so that I can make sure you’re okay. So, if you need to talk, you know that I’m always here for you. Please just call me as soon as you get this, okay?
Lauren: Poor nick and phyllis. I really feel for them.
Michael: I know, so do I.
Lauren: I wonder what happened.
Michael: I was a little curious about that myself. I mean, it wasn’t their usual spectacular blow-up. No cheating, no big scandal.
Lauren: No outside forces pulling them apart. Maybe it just fizzled.
Michael: At least they don’t seem bitter.
Lauren: No, and I assume it’s more about who they are as people and what they want in a relationship.
Michael: Well, that would certainly be a vastly more mature way to end a love affair.
Lauren: [ Chuckles ]
Michael: Although probably no less painful.
Lauren: You know, sometimes it’s those quiet realizations that just sneak up on you bit by bit that are just so devastating. You know, maybe they felt like they were better as friends and parents than lovers.
Nick: So what looks good to you?
Phyllis: Um…the huevos rancheros or blueberry pancakes.
Nick: Strong. I am definitely gonna go with —
Phyllis: The spinach, mushroom, swiss omelet, get rid of the toast, substitute it with a fruit cup, and a side of habanero salsa.
Nick: How’d you know that?
Phyllis: ‘Cause I know you. You know, you’re a creature of habit. You only order two things on this menu. The other day, you had the bacon waffle. I know all your habits.
Nick: Yeah, I do only order those two things. Guilty as charged.
Phyllis: This isn’t gonna work.
Phyllis: “What?” This. You know, us being pals and buddies. I don’t think we can get past this tension.
Nick: What do we do, then?
Phyllis: I don’t know. Cut to the chase? You want to cut to the chase and just say whatever’s on our mind? Or we could just forget the whole thing.
Nick: I’d really rather not do that.
Nick: Because I care about you and I would like us to try and be friends.
Phyllis: Maybe with time.
Nick: You know what, phyllis? Life is too short, so just talk about what is on your mind.
Phyllis: How’s your family?
Nick: [ Scoffs ] After 40 wrinkles deepen and skin can get uneven
Nick: Are you sure you want to get into that?
Phyllis: I love living dangerously.
Nick: Well, I know my family is, like, your least favorite topic on this earth.
Phyllis: Oh, yeah, that’s for sure. That’s for sure, but you love talking about them. They seem to always be on your mind.
Nick: [ Chuckles ] Yes, they are.
Phyllis: So I saw the article that billy put out busting ashland for the fraudulent will. I mean, that’s a shock, right? But chanccomm’s number-one source, what, that gaines guy, says the whole thing’s bogus.
Nick: Yeah, I don’t know. It’s gotten crazy. I don’t know who’s telling the truth anymore.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] What does victoria say?
Nick: Haven’t talked to her since the story came out.
Phyllis: Oh. She’s giving you the silent treatment?
Nick: No, things are definitely better between us. Just trying to stay out of the mess, you know? I think it’d be for the best. Billy has not been able to do that, and he’s getting burned now, big time.
Phyllis: Are you kidding me? For months, I’ve been telling you to stay out of the mess. For months, I’ve been telling you to ignore your family’s lunacy. And now, all of a sudden, staying out of the mess seems like a great idea. Wow, awesome. Awesome. That’s incredible.
[ Huffs ]
Nick: You feel better? You got to say —
Phyllis: No, I don’t feel better. But I do feel fantastic that I’m not walking on eggshells anymore with you. That feels great. I mean, ’cause what are you gonna do, break up with me?
Nick: No, I mean, that’s not an option, right?
Noah: Thank you. Hey, how’s it going?
Tessa: Oh, it’s pretty good. How are you? Are you getting used to the gc groove?
Noah: It’s gonna take a little while to get over the culture shock. You know, the pace in london, it’s — it’s a lot faster.
Tessa: Oh, I’m sure you miss it there.
Noah: Actually, the real surprise has been how much i don’t miss it. Yeah, you know, I kind of like how things here are a little bit more leisurely, you know?
Tessa: I almost believe you.
Noah: I’m serious.
Tessa: [ Laughs ]
Noah: Although I can’t really help but feel I’m running behind. Does that make sense?
Tessa: No, no, it does. I mean, it always takes me a second to re-acclimate when i come back from somewhere else, so…
[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, bad news?
Noah: Uh…no, it’s — it’s not important.
Tessa: Well, do you have a minute? There’s actually something i want to ask you.
Noah: I’m on leisure time, remember?
Tessa: Great. I’m gonna grab a coffee, and I’ll be right back. Hi, can I just get a cup of black coffee, please?
Devon: Yeah, I’m gonna be working from home today. Yep, and can we see if my 4:00 P.M. Is okay with a video meeting, or we can go ahead and reschedule them? Alright, yeah, that’s it. Okay, thank you. Yo! Hey, before you go, I want to introduce you to somebody. This is the famous dominic that you’ve been hearing so much about.
Moses: Wow. I thought I was dreaming about a baby crying last night. That was real.
Devon: Yeah, man, it was real. It was — he had some things to get off his chest around 2:00 A.M. Did we keep you up?
Moses: No, no, it wasn’t a problem, but why is he here?
Devon: Abby needed my help with him because she asked if i can watch him for a little while while she’s dealing with the loss of her husband.
Moses: Oh. Okay. No offense, but do you even know how to take care of a baby?
Devon: Yes, I know how to take care of a baby. Of course I do. I used to watch after the twins now and then. Do you know how to take care of any kids or babysit?
Moses: Uh…no, not — not anyone this little. What a sweet face.
Moses: Dominic just looked at me and he totally has your eyes.
Moses: Yeah, no one’s ever mentioned that before?
Devon: No, no, I haven’t heard that one yet.
[ Chuckles ]
Moses: Well, don’t worry, he’s still cute.
Moses: [ Laughs ]
[Hall & oates “you make my dreams” plays]
Nick: I, uh — I talked to summer. I told her that we weren’t together anymore.
Phyllis: Yeah, she called me after you talked. She wanted to see how I was doing. She wasn’t smug. That was great. I mean, she didn’t think that we would last from the beginning, so…
Nick: Yeah, I remember that.
Phyllis: Yeah. She was sad. Um…but her wedding was magical. We had fun, right? That was fun.
Nick: Yeah, I’m really glad we got to share that. I mean, what more could parents want than to see their kids happy?
Phyllis: Yeah. I mean, she’s gonna be okay, right? I mean, she hasn’t learned from us, has she? We’re not gonna pass that on to her, our confusing relationship.
Nick: [ Chuckles ] She’s gonna be just fine. Really proud of that kid.
Phyllis: I am, too. So I didn’t tell her about chance. I know that the abbotts are sort of keeping it quiet, and i didn’t want it to get back to jack, you know, through the grapevine.
Nick: I’m assuming ashley’s gonna be handling all that very soon, if she hasn’t already.
Phyllis: She needs to.
Nick: Yeah. Alright, I, uh — I got to get to a meeting. Thank you for having breakfast with me.
Phyllis: It was fun.
Nick: Maybe we can do it again soon.
Phyllis: Yeah, maybe.
Nick: You want me to walk you out?
Phyllis: No, it’s okay. I’m gonna finish my coffee.
Nick: Alright. Have a good rest of your day.
Phyllis: You, too.
[ Sighs ]
Tessa: So I just re-signed with devon’s label.
Noah: Where you should be. Congrats.
Tessa: Thank you. It has set all kinds of great things in motion. For starters, I am releasing my first full-length album.
Noah: Wow! That’s — that’s incredible, tess.
Tessa: Thank you. Oh, it’s so much more work than putting out a single or an ep, but I — I’m really excited. Which is where you come in.
Noah: Me? How’s that?
Tessa: I would like you to design the cover.
Noah: Um, I mean, I’m incredible flattered that you’d ask.
Tessa: And devon is totally cool with it. He loves your work.
Noah: Yeah, that’s — that’s great to hear. It’s just, um…
Noah: I’m used to having total creative control. And I’ve worked with devon before, and he’s great with artists, you know, has a great respect for the whole creative process.
Noah: [ Sighs ] But I just got done working with my grandpa and adam on some design stuff for newman media, and, you know, they were kind of just breathing down my neck the whole time.
Tessa: Okay. Yes, but victor and devon?
[ Both laugh ] Come on, there’s on comparison. It’ll be a totally different experience. Okay, just listen to the album, see if anything sparks for you. I’m really proud of what devon and I have put together, and i think you’re gonna want to be a part of it.
Noah: I’d love to hear your songs.
Tessa: Okay, I will send you the files right now.
Devon: I take it abby told you that dominic was here?
Mariah: Uh, actually, ashley told me. She seemed a little taken aback that abby didn’t ask her or victor to take care of the baby.
Devon: Yeah, I mean, I was surprised, too. You know, abby just showed up to my door.
Mariah: How did she seem? I mean, I can imagine she wasn’t in a great state of mind if she felt like she couldn’t take care of the baby.
Devon: Yeah. I mean, I was — it was tough for her to admit that, but i think she left relieved knowing that he’s gonna be looked after while she’s getting the help she needs.
Mariah: How are you doing with all of this?
Devon: I’m doing alright. I am. Thank you for asking. He’s doing fantastic. He pretty much slept through the whole night. He finished his bottle this morning, and he’s just so much calmer than he was at the mansion. You’re in a good mood, aren’t you?
Mariah: [ Chuckles ]
Devon: Really are.
Mariah: Hi! Hi, dom. You a happy boy?
Mariah: Oh, look at that smile.
Devon: I know. He’s been like that all morning.
Mariah: Well, I’m glad he’s out of that stressful environment.
Mariah: I can’t help my own feelings, though. I’m sure you probably know. I just wish that abby had come to me. I would’ve loved to be the one to look after dom.
From the very first touch,
“The young and the restless”
Devon: Yeah, I knew you’d be disappointed that abby didn’t ask you for help.
Mariah: Do you have any idea why she decided against it?
Devon: No, it never came up. But, hey, you know that you’re more than welcome to come over here and visit dominic any time you want to, just like you were doing at the mansion. And this is temporary, too. I don’t even know how long I’m watching him for.
Mariah: Have you heard from abby this morning at all?
Devon: No, just figured she was sleeping in.
Mariah: Actually, no. She left the house before anybody woke up, and nobody has any idea where she is. I tried to reach her, but she’s not answering any phone calls and she’s not at society.
Dominic: [ Cooing ]
Mariah: Oh, do you want to be a part of the conversation, too? You do? Well, that’s great, because i love talking to you. Do you have any idea where abby might be?
Devon: No, I don’t, but she did mention last night the idea of getting out of town.
Mariah: Out of town?
Mariah: Without telling anybody where she’s going or for how long?
Devon: It was just a thought she was having. There was no definitive plans.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Nick just left.
Jack: I just saw him walk out.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] We had a friendly breakfast.
Jack: How did that go?
Phyllis: It was fine. It was civil. It was fine.
[ Sighs ] I don’t know why I’m acting like this. I’m okay with this, really. I’m okay with it.
[ Chuckles ]
Jack: Look, if you don’t feel like company, I —
Phyllis: No, I want the distraction. Really, have a seat. So, why are you here?
Jack: I’m here to have breakfast with michael and lauren. I guess I’m a little early.
Phyllis: You don’t seem very excited about it.
Jack: Yeah, I’m not really feeling in the mood to socialize. I just got some news about my family that has shaken me up.
Phyllis: Uh, yeah, I know. I’m sorry to hear about chance. I really am, and, you know, i was there from the beginning, seeing those two, you know, develop a relationship, and i think that if anybody was gonna have a happy ending, it was definitely those two.
Jack: My heart just goes out to her. I…I know you think of her as a spoiled heiress, but she has had more than her share of heartbreak, terrible loss, real betrayal, and…I was so happy that she’d fallen in love with this guy. Seemed like he was a man that could help her trust in sustained happiness again, and…
[ Sighs ] And now she’s lost him.
Phyllis: Hey. You feel things deeply, and i know how broken up you were when kyle and summer broke up, and you’ve really been there for me, whether I deserved it or not.
Jack: What else would you have me do? Turn my back?
Phyllis: Yeah, but what about you? You know, you need someone to lean on. And I want you to know that i will always, always be there for you.
Amanda: Oh, what a wonderful surprise, running into the two of you.
Phyllis: [ Chuckles ]
Amanda: I’m sorry, am i interrupting something? No one can deliver your mom’s homemade short ribs.
Phyllis: No, it’s fine. It’s fine, we were just talking about chance.
Jack: Ashley just told me the news about chance, and i’m pretty devastated.
Amanda: I am really sorry for your family’s loss. Chance was an exceptional human being.
Jack: Yeah, thank you for that. And thank you to both you and devon for stepping up, for taking dominic into your home.
Amanda: Of course, we want to do everything we can to help.
Jack: Hi, there. Right on time.
Lauren: Well, we try. How are you, phyllis?
Phyllis: Oh, I’m good, thanks.
Lauren: And lovely to see you as always.
Amanda: Oh, you, as well.
Michael: Hey, would you excuse amanda and me? Uh, we’ll just be a moment.
Lauren: Do you want to join us for breakfast?
Phyllis: Oh, no. Oh, I have to leave. I already had breakfast, but thank you.
Lauren: Oh, alright. Well, another time.
Phyllis: Yeah, definitely. Good to see you.
Lauren: Good to see you.
Phyllis: You take care.
Jack: Yeah, you, too.
Michael: Now, the defense will probably rest after sutton’s testimony. Then there’s closing arguments and jury deliberation, which i hope won’t go on too long.
Amanda: Look at you, you seem confident.
Michael: Mm, well, everything has gone well thus far. I’m getting some vibes from the jury. They do not like sutton. They don’t want to see him get away with this.
Amanda: I really hope you’re right. But let’s not forget, sutton is a career politician, extremely good at playing to an audience. I almost fell for his act myself, so I know how effective it can be.
Michael: Yes, well, the big difference would be you didn’t have me by your side to counter sutton on all his lies and evasive maneuvers, but the jury will.
Tessa: We haven’t done the final mix yet, but you should be able to get the vibe of the album from what I sent you.
Mariah: Hey. Hi, guys.
Tessa: What’s wrong?
Mariah: I just came from visiting dom. He’s at devon’S.
Tessa: Oh. Well, what is he doing there?
Mariah: Abby feels like she can’t adequately take care of him right now, which i completely understand, so she left him with devon.
Noah: Yeah, I can’t believe abby has to face this. I just feel so bad for her.
Mariah: Evidently, I wasn’t even considered to take care of him, even though I offered. Nobody trusts me anymore.
Tessa: Well, you know, i think it’s less that and more abby just trying to be sensitive after everything you’ve gone through.
Mariah: And what’s more, abby might have left town this morning without telling anyone how long she’d be gone for. I mean, you can’t just do that when you have a child, you know?
Noah: Do you know for sure that abby left?
Mariah: No, but nobody knows where she is, she isn’t answering her phone. What if there is an emergency?
Tessa: Well, you know, let’s take it one step at a time. Maybe take a few deep breaths. ‘Cause if abby’s gone, it’s only been a few hours, so there’s no real emergency quite yet.
Mariah: Okay, but if you were a mother, and even if you couldn’t take care of your child for whatever reason, you would still want to be close, right? To make sure that things are okay? I know I would.
Noah: It’s pretty hard for any of us to put ourselves in abby’s place.
Tessa: I feel like I can. Well, when mariah was missing, i couldn’t help but imagine what it would be like if she never came back. I would’ve lost my mind.
Mariah: I have to remember that everybody handles grief differently. But if abby did leave town, isn’t that just a little irresponsible?
Ashley: So I thought I’d see how the baby’s doing.
Devon: He’s doing great. He’s taking a nap right now upstairs. Abby left me with the baby monitor and anything else i could possibly need, so we’re good.
Ashley: Good to hear.
Devon: Yeah. How’s she doing, though? ‘Cause mariah came by and told me that she took off this morning.
Ashley: I haven’t heard from her, so I checked out her room and now I’m worried.
Devon: Why are you worried?
Ashley: I think she packed a bag. Toiletries are missing. Some clothes are missing. So I called the grand phoenix, i called the athletic club, just to see if maybe she checked in there for the night to get her head straight. She’s not registered at either place, at least not under her own name.
Devon: Well, listen, last night, she did mention getting out of town.
Ashley: Did she say where she might go?
Devon: No, she didn’T. It was like a passing thought she was having, and I didn’t think she was serious about it. But it kind of sounds like that’s what she did.
Ashley: Yeah, I think you’re right.
Devon: I wish she would’ve told somebody.
Ashley: Abby doesn’t behave this way. Clearly, she’s not herself. Motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts.
Lauren: You seemed worried when phyllis was leaving earlier. I assume it’s about her breakup with nick. So sad.
Jack: Yeah, we were all rooting for them to work things out, but they’d been building toward this for some time now.
Lauren: Hmm. I gather she’s been confiding in you.
Jack: Well, I provided a friendly ear, a sounding board, someone who knows her worst instincts and can warn her not to give in to them.
Lauren: You can warn her, but will she listen?
Jack: You know what? I think you’d be surprised. She has handled herself with real grace and poise.
Lauren: Do you think you can be objective with her? I mean, phyllis is your ex.
Jack: I’ve been a friend to her when she needed one.
Jack: I take it, then, you disapprove of anything more?
Lauren: Look, I love you both, but to repeat the mistakes of the past? Those were tough times. She caused you a lot of anguish. I mean, the fact that you two are even friends today, I mean, that’s a miracle.
Jack: You know what? We’ve all grown older and wiser.
Amanda: I don’t know all of the missing details, but, objectively, I would say that you have a deep connection with jack. You know, and he’s been a huge part of your life all of these years. And you’ve told me how much you still care about each other, despite your rocky past. So, phyllis, have you considered the possibility that jack is more than a friend to you? So maybe you’ve never fully gotten over him.
Phyllis: I love you, too. That’s never gonna change.
Jack: Well, thank you. It’s — it’s not the same thing, but I appreciate the sentiment.
Phyllis: It is the same thing. I really love you. You’ll always be in my heart… permanently in my heart. So just keep that knowledge with you, okay?
[ Doorbell rings ]
Devon: Nick, hey.
Nick: Hey. Am I early?
Devon: We have a meeting, don’t we?
Devon: I’m so sorry.
Nick: Is it not a good time?
Devon: Dude, no, it’s — come on in. It’s fine. I just completely forgot.
Nick: You babysitting?
Devon: Uh…yeah, I am, I am. Dominic is actually upstairs taking a nap. Abby stopped by last night and asked if I would look after him for a little while while she gets herself together.
Nick: I told you, last time i saw her, she seemed completely overwhelmed. I appreciate that she’s, you know, reached out to you and that you’re there for her. It means a lot to me.
Devon: Absolutely. Of course. You know I’d do anything for her and the baby.
Nick: You know what? Kind of seems like you got your hands full. Let’s just reschedule this. Think I want to see my sister anyway.
Devon: Well, you know that no one knows where she’s at right now.
Nick: What do you mean?
Devon: Ashley came by earlier and told me that abby packed a bag this morning and disappeared, and now she’s not answering anyone’s calls or responding to texts.
Nick: No texts, no note, nothing?
Devon: Not a thing, no. And what worries me is, from the state she was in last night, she does not need to be alone.
Nick: We got to find her.
Ashley: Abby? Abby? Abby, honey, you’ve been gone for hours, and nobody has heard from you. Now, I know you don’t want us to worry, but we can’t help it. Call me as soon as you get this, please. I love you.