“Young and the Restless” (YR) recap for Friday, February 8, 2019, reveals that over at the Athletic Club, Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) watches a reporter, (played by Nischelle Turner), talk about the trial of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) on a TV.
Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) watches the news about Victor Newman at her place.
Over at the ranch, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor Newman watch the TV report. Victor turns it off. Nikki picks out his tie and they rehash him being in this mess because of her. He feels she protected their daughter, now it’s his turn.
In Rey Rosales’ (Jordi Vilasuso) apartment, he tells Mia Rosales (Noemi Gonzalez) he’s part of the team escorting Victor Newman to the courthouse since he’s a flight risk. Mia admires her clever husband. They joke around and recall when they met and got together. Rey gets a call from Christine Williams (Lauralee Bell), who wants to be there when they take Victor to court. Rey and Mia’s recap getting their marriage back on track. Mia promises never to hurt him again. Rey knows she won’t because then they’d be done forever.
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Sharon McAvoy (Sharon Case) and Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) watch the news then discuss Victor Newman going to jail to keep Nikki Newman safe. Mariah thinks he’s arrogant enough to believe he can beat the charges. Sharon feels it’s wrong he should lose his family and reputation due to a lie. Mariah worries her mother is considering confessing and pleads with her not to wreck her life for his. Sharon just hates the idea of him going to prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Sharon’s phone dings and it’s Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) calling a family meeting.
At the Abbott door, Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway) throws herself into Arturo Rosales’ (Jason Canela) arms – she’s upset about her father’s trial. She thanks him for being supportive, but Arturo feels he’s the lucky one and doesn’t blame her father for protecting her. Abby cries that if Victor Newman’s convicted, he won’t be able to walk her down the aisle.
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At home, after watching the news, Nick Newman complains to Phyllis Summers (Gina Tognoni) about someone making the recording to take down his dad. Phyllis worries Christine Williams will go after Nick as well. They speculate about the person knowing what Victor Newman going to prison would do to Nikki Newman, who could just say the word and he would go free. Later, Victoria Newman arrives and needles Phyllis – she’s surprised she’s not jumping up and down with glee.
Abby Newman arrives and talks about promoting a story to deflect from Victor – it depends if she can get Arturo Rosales on board. Abby leaves and Mariah Copeland and Sharon McAvoy arrive. Sharon has a plan that might protect Nikki – she had three witnesses and if they all came forward with their story the jury would sympathize, and she’d get a plea deal. That way the stalker wouldn’t have power over them anymore. Phyllis and Mariah are skeptical – it could get twisted and they’d all go down. Nick decides with Nikki’s health they can’t risk it. Later, Phyllis watches a TV reporter (played by Suzanne Marques), on the scene at the courthouse awaiting Victor’s arrival.
At Crimson Lights, Abby Newman updates Arturo Rosales that she wants to change the narrative in the media with his help – they love a wedding. Arturo realizes she wants to rush their wedding to garner quick headlines. He wants their special day to be about them. On the patio, Rey Rosales spots Abby and decides not to enter, but urges Mia Rosales to reach out to her. Mia heads in and Abby makes a face as she gives her a hug. Mia offers a cream for the puffiness around her eyes. Abby snarls that they’re going to have their engagement photos done by her photographer, Rocko.
Arturo Rosales and Abby Newman return to the Abbott house where she reveals they’re doing a spread for Life & Style magazine. Arturo exhales as she assures him it will be fun. She warns he’ll have to get used to this if he’s marrying a Newman. Arturo thinks he could get used to that. Later, Abby turns on the news and has to get to the courthouse. Arturo will accompany her.
At the ranch, Nick Newman realizes Victor Newman is more worried than he’s let on. Victor talks about the need to look after Newman Enterprises and the family and warns Nick to watch out for Abby Newman – his instincts tell him Arturo Rosales’ an operator. Victor feels he’s leaving everyone in very capable hands. Christine Williams and Michael arrive to escort Victor. Victor spars verbally with Christine, but when he’s handcuffed, Nikki Newman can’t let this happen. She informs Christine there won’t be any trial today and adds, “I have something to tell you.”
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