‘The Young And The Restless’ Preview For Friday: Victor Thanks Albert For Abandoning Him

Eric Braeden stars as Victor Newman on the Daytime Drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
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The Young and the Restless preview for Friday, July 31, teases a storyline from November 21, 2003. Victor confronted his deadbeat dad, and surprisingly, Nick stood by him to help. Nikki worked to keep other Newman family secrets, and Sharon hid from Cameron.

Victor (Eric Braeden) reunited with his estranged father, Albert Miller (George Kennedy), according to SheKnows Soaps. The father-and-son duo went to a hospice in Toronto where Albert lived out his final days. After Victor confronted him, Albert admitted who he was and said that he had a child named Christian. The Mustache’s given name was Christian, and he changed it.

Albert, who was dying, said he’d never been a family man, and that he had no regrets about leaving his wife and child. Then he wondered why Victor thought they would have some type of warm reunion right before he died. He even taunted Nick, asking him if he wanted to meet his grandfather. Nick warned Albert to keep him out of it since the whole thing was between him and his son.

Then, Albert offered his son millions if he would just leave. Victor already had plenty of money, and it seemed he wanted to let his voice be heard instead. After Albert’s insults, Victor raged at him and took him to task over the past. However, he ultimately thanked Albert for what he did because it made him into the great man that he was. Without family, though, The Mustache noted that it all meant nothing.

As the two younger men left, Albert’s lips trembled. Outside, Victor crumpled, and then he thanked Nick for being there to support him. Nick put his arm around his father and suggested that they leave. The emotional scenes were a defining moment for the Newman patriarch on The Young and the Restless.

Melody Thomas Scott at the 47th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS, airing Friday, June 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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Back in Genoa City, Nikki went all out to protect the good name of the Newmans. Michael (Christian LeBlanc) desperately wanted to know where he could find Victor, but Nikki steadfastly refused to tell him. He asked her about all the rumors going around, and Nikki implied that she’d never heard any of them until Michael started working for her husband.

Sharon hid from Cameron Kirsten (Linden Ashby). She and Cassie (Camryn Grimes) had lunch together, and the pre-teen wondered why Victor wouldn’t want to see his father. When Sharon explained that Albert had abandoned Victor as a child, Cassie compared it to what Frank did to her. She sought the truth about Frank, but Sharon wasn’t willing to share. Cassie went to the bathroom when Sharon noticed Cameron, and when the girl returned, she insisted they leave immediately.