On today's episode of The Young and the Restless
, Nick (Joshua Morrow
) is at work, for once, and Phyllis (Michelle Stafford
) shows up for work. He's bummed out because Victoria (Amelia Heinle
) might have developed a condition called preeclampsia. If her condition worsens, they might have to induce labor or do a C-section, but the fetus isn't developed enough to have a viable chance of surviving outside of the womb. Phyllis closes the door and give Nick a comforting hug.
JT (Thad Luckinbill
) talks to Victoria when Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott
) comes to get him so Dr. Webb, the specialist from Johns Hopkins, can give them an update.
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Abby Carlton comes to visit. She's probably one of the best child actors on these soaps. She has a lot of sister-bonding time planned with Colleen (Tammin Sursok).
Kevin (Greg Rikaart
) packs up some food to bring to the Clear Springs victims at the hospital. Gloria (Judith Chapman
) makes a breakfast date with Jeffrey Bardwell (Ted Shackelford), against Kevin's wishes.
Nikki tells David (Vincent Irizarry
) that she is so grateful to have Victor (Eric Braeden
) with Victoria right now. David tells Victor that his daughter and his whole family are in his prayers.
Brad (Don Diamont
) and Colleen explain to little Abby about Victoria's coma, which might affect the birth of Abby's possible little brother. Abby wants to go see Victoria.
Gloria and Jeff have breakfast. He says that he's looking into buying some property in Genoa City. Gloria says that she's grateful that he gave her that jar of face cream, and that she uses it daily to remember William.
Nick tells Brad about the tests that the doctors are going to do on Victoria and offers to go to the hospital with him. Brad asks Nick whether he should let Abby visit Victoria in the hospital. Brad is shocked when Phyllis walks in. Nick diffuses the situation by reminding Brad to focus on Victoria and the baby and to forget his anger at Phyllis.
David tells Nikki to eat because Victoria wouldn't want her getting sick. Melody Scott Thomas' hair looks like she hasn't seen a shower in ages. I appreciate the realism of it, but they really could make her look a little better.
Colleen lets Abby eat a cookie for breakfast.
Victor has donated a big, expensive machine to the hospital, and Dr. Webb uses it to determine if the fetus is strong enough to make it outside of the womb.
Nick arrives at the hospital and offers to take Nikki and Victor and JT out for something to eat. I really hope The Young and the Restless
will move this storyline along, please. It seems like nothing new is happening at all. Haven't we seen the doctors doing tests on Victoria already? Brad shows up and tells Nikki and Victor that Abby wants to see Victoria.
Gloria and Jeff's breakfast date is in full swing. They're discussing William. Jeff continues to make veiled accusations about Gloria lying to William, which Gloria answers only with her bug-eyed stare. Jeffrey leaves to take a phone call, and Gloria takes that opportunity to search his jacket pockets. She finds a voice recorder, which she takes. William comes back immediately because he forgot his pen. Gloria quickly hides the recorder, and grabs a pen for him.
Kevin shows up at the hospital. I thought he had packed up food, but I don't see it. Maybe he forgot.
Nick and Phyllis are on the phone. I don't get it. Phyllis knows that there is going to be a random spot check coming soon, courtesy of Heather the assistant DA (Vail Bloom), yet she is on her cell phone with her husband, talking about non-work-related things. Nick sits down to lunch at the GCAC.
Gloria tries to think of a reason why Jeff would need to record their conversations. She suspects that the cream that he gave her was not the same cream that she tainted, so she puts some on her arm to test it. All the while, Kevin protests in a very high-pitched voice for her not to.
Brad has brought Abby to the hospital, but they are not allowed to see Victoria yet. The murse gives Abby some paper and crayons for her to use while she waits. Dr. Webb is done with his tests finally, but he doesn't want to tell the family the results until he first consults with another doctor.
Gloria doesn't get any reaction to the cream she applied to her arm, which means that Jeffrey still has the real tainted cream. Gloria vows to get that cream from him, no matter what she has to do.
Abby, Colleen and Brad enter Victoria's room. She has drawn her a picture of a dreamcatcher for Victoria. The writers really give young Abby some clunkers of lines, but she does her best with the material that she's given. Dr. Webb assembles the family (Nick has Phyllis on the phone) and gives them the bad news that the fetus will not survive outside of the womb. They will administer drugs to speed up fetal development, but all they can really do is pray that Victoria's blood pressure remains stable.
Next on The Young and the Restless
: Gloria continues her scheme to uncover Jeff's motives, Heather talks to Daniel about Phyllis, Heather asks to meet with Paul.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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