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Billy: Hey, there. Mind if I join you?
Ashland: You are free to sit wherever you like.
Billy: [ Groans ] So what’s on the agenda for this beautiful day?
Ashland: [ Sighs ]
Billy: Uh-oh, are you having a hard time trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast? You look like a villain in a superhero movie, planning world domination. Or maybe you’re just plotting your next move at Newman/Locke.
Ashland: “Plotting”? Well, that sounds a lot like an accusation.
Billy: Well, I hear your medical situation is improving. Congratulations on that. But I got to believe that you’re trying to figure out what to do next with this future that you didn’t expect to have, and I’m a bit of a betting man, but I’m gonna say that you are itching to get a lot more control out of your wife’s company. Get a lot more Locke in Newman/Locke
Billy: I don’t think I would call them baseless, Ashland. In fact, I’m gonna give you a little bit of credit. You built an empire that you basically ran by yourself for a number of years, so I just find it hard to believe that you’re gonna simply be an advisor to your wife. And don’t get me wrong, okay? Don’t start talking about how marriage is sacrifice and all that kind of stuff, because I do believe that’s true for a lot of people, but not for the Locke-ness monster. No, no, you have way too much to say. How is work going, by the way? It’s good? I know you like to flip coins. Is that how you decide who handles what division?
Ashland: We’re handling things just fine, thank you.
Billy: I’m sure that’s what you want Victoria to think. You know, she has waited her entire life to get control of Newman. And you just threw a big, old wrench into her plans by sticking around longer than she expected. I’m sure that makes for interesting dinner talk.
Ashland: [ Laughs ] I’m guessing you think you’re going to shock me with your macabre sense of humor, but you know something? A guy like me doesn’t reach the heights I have while maintaining some kind of delicate sensibility. I will say this, though. I think I understand why you have such a bitter view of marriage, given your sordid history.