Young & The Restless Transcript
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Adam: We took care of gaines. So, what is the issue now?
Nick: I came to talk to dad.
Victor: You have more negative things to say about ashland?
Nick: It’s about us, and we’re gonna talk about it right now. Alone.
Summer’s voice: Where are you? We’re about to cut the cake.
Phyllis: Hey, where are you going? The reception’s that way.
Jack: I was just gonna check on harrison.
Phyllis: Okay, you can’t fool me. I know why you’re ducking out of the party early.
Elena: I almost forgot what a great dancer you are.
Nate: Ooh, you haven’t seen anything yet.
Elena: Oh, show me more!
[ Laughs ]
Sally: [ Clears throat ]
Elena: [ Laughs ] Wow! Sorry.
Nate: We did not see you there.
Sally: It’s okay. I was just…standing…here.
Tessa: [ Crying ] I’m sorry. I’ve just laid out all my relationship issues out on you.
Noah: No, I want to listen. That’s what friends do.
Tessa: I cannot believe that you carry a handkerchief. I mean, who does that?
Noah: Figured it went with the tuxedo. I can’t help worrying about you and my sister.
Tessa: Please don’T. I mean, everything that I said about my feelings being hurt and worrying about mariah, it’S… it’s gonna be okay. We’re gonna work through it. I-I know it.
Lily: Okay, I am ready to dance — my favorite thing about weddings.
Lily: Yes. When else do you get to show off your moves?
Billy: I’ll show you some moves. I don’t need a dance floor.
Lily: [ Laughs ] No, no, we’re gonna save that for later because I want to do the electric slide.
Lily: [ Laughing ] Yes!
Billy: Okay. I got an idea. Why don’t we skip the reception and “electric slide” straight into the magic of the tuscan night in private?
Lily: Oh…I mean, you do make a persuasive argument.
Billy: I won an argument with you?
Lily: Well, you win a lot of arguments, or I at least let you think you do. But I am wondering, are you wanting to skip the reception because you’re upset the wedding took place, and you want to sulk in private? Charmin ultra soft has so much cushiony softness,
Billy: I assure you, my amorous feelings are only about you. And I do not like the fact that you would question that.
Lily: Oh, please! You have been trying to stop this wedding for weeks, which is why you flew gaines here and bribed him and snuck him into the newman palazzo.
Billy: Okay, let me just say this. I am totally fine with the way things went, okay? And did I not prove that by deleting the video that gaines sent?
Lily: No, I’m very proud of you for taking the high road.
Billy: Thank you.
Lily: I am wondering, though, if maybe your ego’s a little bruised, and that’s why you want to avoid the party, to sulk?
Billy: Does it look like I’m sulking? No, I am celebrating the fact that I am here with you, and we are together because I love you. And if I have to take a slow spin on the dance floor in front of everyone or make an ass of myself doing the electric slide, I will do just that, just to show you how much I love you and how grateful I am that you put up with me. So, come on. Let’s go cut a rug.
Lily: [ Laughs ] Okay, fine. You’re right. And we don’t need an audience.
Lily: [ Laughs ]
Elena: Oh, I don’t know why i feel like a teenager that just got caught making out at the school dance.
Sally: I don’t know why i feel like a stick-in-the-mud chaperone. Look — far be it from me to stifle romance. I just really didn’t want to be a casualty of your passion.
Nate: Ah, no, no worries about that.
Sally: Congratulations on a great speech, by the way. I heard it out here.
Elena: Oh, we owe you congratulations, as well. I heard that you designed victoria’s wedding dress. It’s incredible!
Sally: Thank you. I really appreciate you saying that.
Nate: So, uh, where’s your date?
Sally: Adam? Uh, he’s not my date, but he did promise to be my dance partner before he got called away on family business. I don’t know. It seems to be a thing with the newmans, and I’m not really quite sure what it means. But, anyway, I was just sitting out here, waiting for him. But I’m pretty sure now that i may have been stood up.
Phyllis: Hey, listen. I know it’s hard to be single at these kind of —
Jack: Oh, it’s not that. It’S…
Phyllis: Except it is.
Jack: Okay, you’re right. I can never lie to you. I find it annoying.
Phyllis: Really? I’m sorry about that.
Jack: It’s just been back-to-back weddings. You know, seven days of celebrating romance and perfect couples. And don’t get me wrong. I’m very happy for everyone, but it just gets to be a bit much.
Phyllis: Yeah. Is it a couple that’s annoying you, adam and sally?
Jack: No, not at all. No, I have no feelings for sally, except maybe embarrassment, the whole switcheroo with victoria’s wedding dress. Clearly, she can’t change.
Phyllis: Yeah, we agree on that. That’s for sure.
Jack: And just it’s weddings in general. It’S… yes, it gets a bit lonely when everyone’s navigating their way to the dance floor in perfect, little couples, and I’m standing there, holding my drink, talking to the minister. So, I slipped out.
Phyllis: It doesn’t have to be lonely because you have me. And I’ll be your wingman, and i can introduce you to —
Jack: My wingman? No, no, no. Thank you. No, thank you. I am sick of talking about my lack of a love life, especially with you. Now, let’s change the subject. Where’s nick?
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Uh…I came up here to check on him. But I’m gonna head back down, down to the reception.
Jack: He’s still refusing to see victoria, to be part of the festivities?
Phyllis: It’s worse than that. He went to go talk to his father to get some things off his chest, because it’s not a newman affair without a bunch of chaos and drama.
Adam: I’m not usually amenable to being kicked out, but in this case I will leave you two alone.
Victor: Alright, son. So, what do you need to get off your chest?
Nick: Where to begin? You kept me in the dark about gaines, about what he knew and the fact that he’s actually here, trying to disrupt the wedding.
Victor: Anything else?
Nick: You know, it was not long ago that you asked me to look into ashland’s past, which I did — and very successfully, by the way. You know, I found a lot of damaging information about ashland, and for reasons I still don’t understand, nobody seems to care about that. And it worked out just great for me because now I’m the bad guy, and victoria will barely talk to me.
Victor: Mm-hmm. What else?
Nick: Why are you not on my side on this? Why did you kick me out of the loop, and you turned to adam? And I guess the two of you are squashing this secret that gaines has that is protecting ashland? Is adam your go-to guy? He’s gonna do all your dirty work? Makes me think you’re back to your old tricks, dad, you know, that you’re playing your children against each other. And for what reason? You get some kind of entertainment out of it? Or is it a test of loyalty?
Victor: [ Laughs ] You finished?
Victor: I kept you out of the loop, son, because you are here to mend fences with your sister. Knowing how you feel about ashland, I don’t think you would be too eager to help protect your brother-in-law. Were you? Am I right about that?
Nick: [ Sighs ]
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Phyllis: You know, all the sudden, I don’t want to go to the party. Let’s go drink in my room. Ah! Why don’t we do what most italians do, which is drink prosecco — do this — and then jump in a fountain?
Jack: Well, it looks like you’ve already started the prosecco, and if you want to jump in a fountain, don’t let me get in your way. In fact, I’ll hold your shoes.
Phyllis: Oh, thanks! I think I’m just too frustrated and tired over all of these misunderstandings with nick, you know, to splash around in my bare feet.
Jack: Hey, seriously, I’m sorry you guys are fighting.
Phyllis: Oh, you know, we’re not really fighting. They’re just little squabbles, you know? He won’t let me help him.
Jack: Exactly what kind of help is he resisting?
Phyllis: You know, he tells me things that are going on with his family, of course, and, you know, I give my opinion, and he gets annoyed. And then I get annoyed that he doesn’t take my advice.
Jack: You know, there is a general rule of thumb that only family can complain about family.
Jack: Any of us chime in, they circle the wagons, and they tell us to stop complaining about the very person they’re upset with.
Phyllis: I know. Well, see, that’s exactly what he’s doing, because he’s criticizing victoria. And then, when I chime in, and i agree with him, he tells me not to be critical.
Jack: Yeah, I think we all do that. Well, here. What would say if, for example, I said, “well, nick is being very small. That’s awful! He’s terrible.”
Phyllis: I would say stop picking on poor nick.
Jack: There. I rest my case.
Phyllis: I don’t know how to help him. I guess this is the part of the relationship where it gets tricky. We’re trying to maneuver in between all the land mines.
Noah: I really do think you and mariah can work things out. But I hate seeing you so upset. I get it. My sister, she’s been through a lot. But, you know, it’s hard for the people that are there to support, too. It’s kind of like when you have a sick relative, and you’re putting in all this effort to help them feel better, but you don’t realize the toll that it’s taken on you. I know a lot of people close to my mom felt like that when she was sick, including me.
Tessa: I mean… I do feel really guilty being upset about the whole situation, when mariah was the one that went through all the trauma. I mean, she was abducted. And then she had a baby. And then, after all of that, she had to give the baby back to the biological mom. What right do I have to be upset?
Noah: I get it. But it also must have been pretty hard when mariah asked you to have a baby right away just to help her feel better. I mean, that’s a huge decision, and it’s not one that should be made quickly or lightly.
Nate: How about we all go back to the party? And you and I could share a dance, if that’s okay with you.
Elena: Sure. Why not?
Sally: I really appreciate the offer, but the only thing worse than being alone is being a third wheel. So, really, you guys should finish your romantic evening, and, if I may suggest, you guys should take a moonlit walk through the garden.
Nate: But we don’t want to leave you alone.
Sally: No, really, go. Don’t worry about me. I’m just gonna grab a piece of the delicious cake and turn in.
Elena: Actually wouldn’t mind putting my feet in that amazing fountain.
Nate: Okay. Alright. Have a good night.
Sally: You too.
Elena: [ Quietly ] Good night.
Sally: [ Quietly ] Night.
[ Sighs ] Your loss, adam.
Nick: Yeah, I don’t like ashland, and I don’t trust him, and I probably never will. But you know what? It doesn’t matter, because victoria made her choice. She married this guy for better or worse. And it doesn’t matter what we found out about him because nobody in the family except me seems to care about that.
Victor: Son, I really am sorry you feel that way, you know? I thought this whole thing would be a happy occasion for everyone, the whole family.
Nick: Well, yeah, I mean, it’s not every day that we get to add a lying, conniving criminal into the family. Let’s raise a glass to him.
Victor: You know, I honestly thought I would do you a favor by keeping you out of the loop regarding this lowlife gaines. But suffice it to say we have taken care of things, okay? Gaines will no longer be a problem.
Nick: Yeah, well, when you talk like that, it really concerns me. When you say you have taken care of gaines, what does that mean? How did you deal with him? I just heard something amazing!
Victor: Son, let me just say that the threat that gaines posed was dealt with the utmost discretion. So, stop worrying about it.
Nick: So, just shut up, huh? It’s pretty cool of you. I mean, you made that big speech about how it’s always family first, you know? Were those just words?
Victor: You can’t possibly think that.
Nick: Then, how come when something happened, and a member of this family is threatened — and trust me, victoria is being threatened right now — instead of uniting this family, you are fracturing it apart?
Victor: And the something that happened was gaines. And it was useless billy boy abbott who put him up to it. I took care of that threat.
Nick: By shutting me out after asking me to help? But I guess that’s the way it is. No good deed goes unpunished, while it seems bad deeds are not just forgiven, they’re almost rewarded. So, every terrible thing that ashland has ever done, it’s accepted. It’s like protected at any cost. And now ashland is merged to this family in every way. You kept me in the dark about the gaines threat, while you and adam and victoria were closing ranks, and now I’m here, trying to figure out a way just how to get my sister to forgive me. I got to tell you, dad. It’s getting awfully hard to know what’s being considered right and wrong in this family.
Jack: Well, just because nick’s having issues with his family doesn’t mean he’s cutting you out. Look. Sometimes people just need to be heard. They need someone to listen and not offer to fix their problem. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I’m guessing you’re probably not someone who can hold back her two cents.
Phyllis: You know that. What, two cents, five cents, fifty cents — it doesn’t matter. It’s just that he’s refusing to let me in.
Jack: Okay, so, back off a little bit. Give him some space. Listen to me. You’re right. Relationships are hard work. You’re not afraid of hard work. Look at all the work you’ve done on yourself. You told me you and nick were in a good place. The two of you have been happy, right?
Phyllis: I mean, is that it? Do I actually need issues and a problem in the relationship to think that it’s working? We’re the most carefree and fun and romantic that we’ve ever been. Summer’s happy. The hotel’s doing great. Everything should be fabulous. But every time I say something, it seems to create a flare-up.
Tessa: Well, I understand that it’s something that she wants, and I want to respect that. I honestly don’t think that she even really knew what she was asking of me.
Noah: I get it. Now I’m sure the two of you will make the right decision at the right time, for both of you.
Tessa: Well, enough talk about that. I want to hear you talk. I want to hear about london and not just about your work or the fabulous culture or the nightlife. No, no, I want the good stuff. I’m sure you broke a few hearts over there.
Phyllis: Maybe I’m the problem.
Jack: Wait. What does that mean?
Phyllis: Yeah, maybe I am the problem. Maybe I just need issues and drama and conflict to feel like I’m engaged in a relationship. Maybe I’m that person. Maybe I need to fight.
Jack: Wait, wait, wait. No, no, I’m not buying any of this. No, if we’re doing a little armchair psychology, I say maybe all this self-blame is just another means of self-sabotage, and I’m not gonna let you do it because I honestly believe you have changed. Yes, you were once drawn to drama — no question about it. You don’t need that anymore. And you can be perfectly happy without it.
“The young and the restless”
Nick: Hello, adam.
Adam: Well, I take it your confrontation with dad didn’t go well.& You look worse than before.
Nick: What happened to gaines?
Adam: Look. Didn’t dad tell you? It’s been handled.
Nick: Yeah, I want to know what that means.
Adam: If it’s been handled, it’s been handled. That’s all that matters.
Nick: You sound like the old man now.
Adam: The two of us were just trying to keep the peace.
Adam: Okay, so, things didn’t work out with dad or victoria. You know, I’m sorry to hear that. Is there something you want me to try to do, try to mediate?
Nick: No, adam, I’ll handle it. Thank you.
Adam: Okay. But I’m serious. If there’s anything that I can do.
Nick: You must feel pretty good about your infiltration back into the core of the newman family.
Adam: I’m not infiltrating. I’m mending fences because family is actually important to me. I mean, isn’t that what we all want here?
Lily: You look like one of those marble statues in the garden.
[ Laughs ] What are you thinking?
Billy: I’m having one of those good/bad brainstorms.
Lily: Oh, no. Tell me the good.
Billy: Well, the good is that there is only one way to come out of this mess with victor and gaines that actually benefits chanccomm.
Lily: Oh, god, do I even want to hear the bad, because I feel like nothing good can come from this, from my perspective.
Billy: Ah, that’s the thing. We need a new perspective. We need to flip the story on its end.
Lily: What story?
Billy: “The life and times of jesse gaines.” Instead of making ashland the bad guy, we make jesse the bad guy — a loser, out for vengeance who has done nothing to contribute to society, who has made an entire career out of blackmailing people.
Lily: I mean, that’s probably true, but —
Billy: We got to make something out of this.
Lily: Why? Why can’t you just let it go?
Billy: Well, because I paid a duffel bag of cash for the story.
Lily: Yeah, well, you also promised victoria that you would let it go.
Billy: I did not say that we wouldn’t publish something. I simply deleted the video that gaines sent to newman/locke. They can’t get upset if the story is about gaines.
Lily: Oh, they’re gonna get more than upset.
Billy: Well, then, we’ll deal with that. It’s the only win that I can see rising from the ashes of this trip.
Lily: Wow. You can really go from love and romance to rising in the ashes in record time, can’t you?
Billy: I’m a multitasker. What can I say?
Noah: Some misfortune befell me.
Tessa: Oh, befell. Oh, using fancy words today. Are we in a charles dickens novel?
Noah: Oh, yes. Yes, I fell in love with an “artful dodger” and her band of thieves until I was saved by a barmaid with a big heart.
Tessa: Oh, well, tell me about this barmaid. Was she just beautiful?
Noah: Oh, very.
Tessa: Well, I’m assuming that it didn’t have a happy ending, because, you know, we are in a dickens novel. Well, I’m gonna remind you what you said to me earlier, which was that, “come on. It’s me you’re talking to.” You can tell me anything.
Elena: It was so nice taking a stroll around the grounds…
Elena: …But I don’t think we should have played bocce.
Nate: [ Laughing ] Why not?
Elena: One, because we’re both a little bit tipsy. And two, because we didn’t know what we were doing.
Nate: Mm, I thought playing bocce was just like italian bowling.
Elena: Yeah, and that’s exactly how you played it. Those poor bocce balls! And did you see the way that couple was staring at you after the way you hurled that ball?
Nate: [ Laughs ] Well, at least it gave us an excuse to get lost in the garden, you know, searching for wayward bocce balls.
Elena: Ahh. Isn’t it nice to be in a different world?
Nate: It has been nice to not talk about medicine, as well.
Elena: [ Laughing ] Yeah. I’ve enjoyed having random conversations with people about everything and anything.
Elena: In fact, I got a recommendation about a gelato place that we should try on the way back to the airport.
Nate: Mm! For sure! You know, I should actually be able to order in italian. A lot of the phrases I learned as a kid are coming back.
Elena: Mm! I’ve learned a few, too.
Nate: Hmm! Garden? Giardino.
Elena: Wedding? Nozze.
Nate: Ah. The moon?
[ Sighs ]
[ Knock on door ]
[ Sighs ] Now what? Who is it? Centrum multigummies aren’t just great tasting…
Adam: What are you doing here?
Sally: [ Chuckles ]
[ Clears throat ] Well, I was trying to figure out why you left me to fend for myself in a palazzo full of people who don’t like me.
Adam: Hey. I looked, and I couldn’t find you. So, I assumed you already went to bed.
Sally: You’re such a liar. You probably walked by where you left me, saw that I wasn’t there, and decided to call it a night.
Adam: Yeah, um, make yourself at home.
Sally: Well…we still haven’t officially toasted to our success.
Adam: Look. I’m sorry that I got pulled away. Here’s to your passion, talent, and determination.
Sally: And to the thousand social-media followers we are getting, thanks to the dress.
Adam: I admit. I’m impressed. You really put newman media on the fashion map with this big splash.
Sally: Yeah, well, this is just the beginning because once the international fashion magazines get a hold of it, things are really gonna take off.
Adam: Well, here’s another one, to everything going just like you said it would. It’s like you willed it to happen. I’m happy for you.
Sally: Thank you. Believe me. I have had a lot of plans that did not work out. So, the fact that this once actually did? It’s a little surreal.
Adam: Oh. You mean you weren’t as confident as you insisted you were?
Sally: No, no, no. I was confident. Just wasn’t 100% certain. And one thing didn’t exactly plan out like I had hoped. I didn’t [Sighs] Exactly win over the newman family.
Adam: What would you expect? Victoria to get up there and give a toast in your honor after the ceremony?
Sally: I mean, could she have at least released a few doves? Is that too much to ask? No, I did get a few compliments on the dress, especially from nate and elena, and I think the best man’s approval counts for something.
Adam: Well, there you go. Maybe people are warming up to your charms.
Sally: To be honest… the only person that I am interested in winning over right now… is you.
Lily: Look. I don’t know how you can do a story about gaines without the details of who he’s blackmailing and why. And if you’ve forgotten, you’ve taken the position of mr. High road.
Billy: I realize it’s gonna be difficult to tell the story of gaines without dragging ashland through the mud. But there’s got to be a way.
Lily: [ Scoffs ] I don’t like this. I don’t like when you get this obsessed.
Billy: I’m not obsessed. I’m looking for solutions.
Lily: Why can’t you just let this go? I mean, some secrets are meant to stay buried.
Billy: Yeah. Maybe.
[ Music playing in distance ]
Lily: Are they playing our song? Please come to bed. See?
Noah: She was an artist, too. And I fell pretty hard, pretty fast. We — we would stay up all night, talking about art and what it meant to be an artist. I-I never really had those kind of conversations with someone i dated before, except for you.
Tessa: Yeah, I remember, uh, a few of our all-nighters, talking about the world and life.
Noah: Yeah, it kind of felt like that. For me, at least, you know, because then she met someone else and dumped me without a second thought.
Tessa: I’m sorry. You deserve better than that.
Noah: Thanks. Hopefully, next time around, I’ll get it right.
Elena: Thank you for this incredible adventure.
Nate: And thank you for being the only person I wanted to be with tonight… and all other nights.
[ Both laugh ]
Elena: Oh, I don’t want this trip to end. What if the spell is broken?
Nate: Then we must make sure we bring a part of italy home with us through our memories.
Nate: I will never forget how you looked in the moonlight.
Elena: And I will never forget you almost knocking over a marble statue off of its pedestal with a bocce ball.
[ Laughs ]
[ Music playing in distance ]
[ Laughs ]
[ Music plays in distance ] We’re eating and drinking foods and beverages
Adam: Sally… I can’t do this with you. I’m sorry. I can’T. I’m not — I’m not — I’m not ready for this.
Sally: Ready for what? Look. I told you that I’m not looking for any sort of commitment, okay? What happens in tuscany — that sort of thing? I won’t even flirt with you when we get back to the office. I swear.
Adam: You are such a liar. You don’t do things halfway, sally. The fact that you got victoria to wear the dress you designed? It proves it.
Sally: I’m not gonna apologize for that.
Adam: Well, I’m not asking you to. You expect me to believe if i agreed to have one night here, you’re gonna be satisfied with that?
Sally: Yes. It’s exactly what I’m saying.
Adam: You want more than a one-night stand because that is who you are, sally. And I’m just… I can’t give you what you want right now.
Adam: None of this is a reflection on you. Okay, next time that I get involved with somebody, it has to be all or nothing. And I’m just — I’m not emotionally ready for “all.” And it would be wrong and selfish of me to pretend like i was and agree to have one night here with you, when you clearly want more than to wake up and be cold and distant in the morning.
Sally: Wow! Okay, then. Really covered all the bases there. So… I can take no for an answer. But just fair warning — this just makes you look thoughtful and decent, in addition to sexy. So, joke’s on you. And I am not giving up hope that one day you will be in a better place, where you are ready for “all.” And I hope it’s with me.
Jack: I have no doubt that you and nick will work through this.
Phyllis: Well, we’ll see if that’s true.
Jack: See? There you go, underestimating yourself again.
Phyllis: [ Laughs ]
Jack: The new phyllis can handle this.
Phyllis: I hope so! Thank you.
Jack: I’m rooting for both of you. Well, especially you. Always.
Billy: Victor? Still no word from gaines. Why don’t you tell me what you did with him?
Victor: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Billy: I’m not sure if you heard, but gaines sent me an exclusive video that would have blown up ashland’s secret to the entire world. And I did the right thing to protect victoria. I deleted it. So, why don’t you just come clean and tell me how you got rid of gaines.
Victor: You only did the right thing after doing a lot of wrong things, billy boy, and all supposedly while helping victoria. She’s none of your business anymore. And that is not changing.
Billy: Okay. So, I guess we’re done.
Victor: No, we are not done. Listen very carefully. The gloves are coming off. You find another career, another life. I will take everything you own from you.