The fallout from the medical miracle that is Ashley and Victor having a child continues to be a big part of Genoa City, with Nick and Phyllis being oh-so mature and taunting Jack about it, Nikki practically being on suicide watch and the proud parents-to-be discussing their little miracle.
Ashley: I know. But do you understand that I was told I couldn't conceive again? Do you know how amazing this is? I was told this couldn't happen because I lost--I lost Robert. What if something happens?
Victor: It--it won't.
Ashley: But it could. It could. And after... everything that has happened in our lives, I don't think I could bear to bring that kind of pain into our lives again. I'm afraid. I want this baby so, so much. And I know it could all go wrong in a heartbeat.
Victor: My sweetheart, I don't want you to worry about that. Whatever happens, you'll be with me.
Whatever, dead babies totally aren't a big deal! Not if you're lucky enough to be Victor Newman's love of the moment! That honor heals all tragedies.
If I give this story credit for anything, it is for giving me more snarky Jack Abbott, who both disturbed and tickled me with this...evocative visual:
Jack: Yeah, I may need a drink more than you do. I got some bad news of my own tonight. Ashley is pregnant. Yeah! Our sister is growing a little baby mustache of her own.
I laughed and shuddered at the same time.