The sorrow, the horror, the disbelief is palpable. Ice cream can be the cause. Anything can be the reason that a young child’s life can be lost in a second. Drama at it’s finest. Unbearable, heartbreaking sadness is there on the screen. transferred to our homes.
Shock. A mother being told her child is dead. How can she face this. How does she come to the realization she will no longer hold her child in her arms. Tuck her in at night. See her in a play. See her smile, pout. How?
Grief. On the faces of all involved. Unbearable grief over a beautiful, vital, loving little girl being gone forever.
The talent of the Young and the Restless cast.
The feelings jump out at you off the screen. Billy(Billy Miller) telling Chloe(Elizabeth Hendrickson) their baby girl is gone forever. Chelsea(Melissa Claire Egan) there in the midst of the sorrow, feeling every emotion the parents are feeling, the loss. Chelsea knows how the loss of a child feels.Victoria (Amelia Heinle) outside the door, watching the scene play out, her husband in shock telling Chloe. Victoria knows about loss also. Chloe refusing to believe this has happened to her little girl.
Kevin(Greg Rikaart) when he gets to the hospital, learning the news, almost not taking it in until he sees Chloe and then it comes crashing down on him too.
The anger when they realize that this was a hit and run. That the person who hit Delia stopped and then left her there to die.
Frustration as Kevin realizes he cannot help them find the driver
.The heartfelt “I am very sorry for your loss” from Detective Chavez. How many times does a policeman have to utter these words?
Guilt. the guilt a loving father feels towards the daughter he just lost. “My kids was in the car, then she was on the side of the road, because I left her in the car alone.”Billy Miller plays this so natural, so wounded. His face is almost blank as he holds it all inside, not letting the world see his hurt and sorrow because he feels he does not deserve sympathy or love. He breaks your heart as he shows why he is one of Y&R’s best actors.
Love at it’s purest. The love for a parent for his child. Adam(Michael Muhney) holding his “peanut”. This unadulterated love this man shows in a few seconds is truer than any love scenes I have witnessed. Michael Muhney is incredible as the father whose love for his child knows no bounds and whose guilt will eat away at him as he tries to hold it all together for his son.
This will lead to months of sorrow, grief, self loathing and changes as these characters have to face a life without Delia Abbott.
Young and the Restless shows why it is the number one soap and can be seen weekdays on CBS at 12:30 p.m.