Young & The Restless Transcript
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Diane: Phyllis. I didn’t know you were in town.
Phyllis: I didn’t know you were alive. I had to come see for myself.
Diane: Ah, so you came for jack. I suppose that means the two of you are together again.
Billy: Sorry I’m late. It’s been a hell of a day.
Traci: Oh, no! Everything alright? You want to talk about it?
Billy: Everything’s fine, just a little bit of work stuff. But I feel better seeing both of your faces. Hi.
Billy: Welcome home. I missed you.
Ashley: I missed you.
Billy: You good?
Ashley: Yeah. Long overdue visit, and I’m sorry I missed jack.
Billy: Yeah. Uh, I was a little surprised he headed back to L.A. So quickly. Obviously, he feels strongly about seeing allie again.
Ashley: Mm. That’s what I wanted to speak with you both about — keemo’s daughter and what it means for jack. Has anybody spoken to him since he left?
Traci: The only communication I’ve had is the text that he sent all three of us, that he was fine and he wasn’t sure when he’d be back.
Billy: Yeah. And I’m sure they’re in the thick of it right now, so, you know…
Ashley: Right. I’ve called him a couple times. He’s not picking up. And that text he sent us really didn’t tell us anything at all. I think that’s weird, don’t you?
Billy: No, uh, not necessarily. I mean, he’s in the middle of a life-altering situation. So maybe he’s just not up for a chat.
Ashley: Okay, look. I’ve been concerned about the situation from the start. I just have a feeling that something’s not right and that jack is headed for heartbreak.
Phyllis: Wow, the only thing that you have to talk about is jack’s love life? That’s amazing. Nothing has changed with you.
Jack: We are here to talk about kyle.
Diane: Well, it’s a relief to have you back so soon. I — I honestly didn’t think I’d ever see you again.
Phyllis: Oh, this is amazing! Still so patronizing.
Diane: Jack and I are talking about our son —
Phyllis: Yes, I’m aware of that, diane.
Diane: So, will you help me connect with him after all?
Phyllis: You don’t deserve to connect with him. You don’t deserve kyle. You didn’t deserve him before, and especially after all of this insanity.
Diane: Did you just fly out here to ruin everything for me and my son?
Jack: Actually, my plan was to forget that you existed. Phyllis is the reason I came back here at all.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ]
Diane: Whatever brought you here, I’m so grateful.
Jack: Phyllis thinks that kyle should know everything, that it should be up to him to determine how to handle the fact that you’re still alive. Not my first instinct. Phyllis convinced me.
Diane: That’s wonderful news. Thank you.
Phyllis: I didn’t do that for you.
Jack: I don’t want you blind-siding him by contacting him without any warning. I talk to him first. Though I can’t imagine it’s going to be anything other than a major shock to him.
Diane: Of course. It will be. Which is why I reached out to you in the first place. But when you left here, you were so certain that you would never intervene on my behalf. I wasn’t sure how to proceed.
Jack: Please tell me you haven’t contacted him yet.
Diane: No. I-I didn’T.
Phyllis: Why are you hesitating?
Diane: [ Scoffs ] You know, there is so much anger involved right now. This level of emotion might taint kyle’s reaction to the news. Perhaps I should stop being a coward and just tell him myself. She’s feeling the power of listerine.
Ashley: Don’t you think the way that allie’s existence came to light is a little bizarre? I mean, jack’s getting these mysterious texts luring him to los angeles, all the secrecy and the subterfuge? I’m wondering if there’s really two people. Maybe allie is doing all the texting.
Billy: Okay, but why would she do that?
Ashley: I don’t know, billy. But that’s the whole point. We don’t know what’s going on. Okay. Say there are two people. Why is this person injecting themselves into jack’s life, into allie’s life? To what end? Just a nice, friendly person who’s very generous and wants to connect two people that didn’t know they were family? Well, then why do they have to remain anonymous? It feels manipulative to me. It does not feel altruistic.
Traci: I hear you, and i agree. I lodged some of the same concerns. But I think that we — we can’t jump to conclusions where allie is concerned. Jack’s not naive, and he doesn’t think she had anything to do with the texts.
Ashley: Okay, but maybe he’s just so blinded. You know, he’s so happy to have found his granddaughter that he’s not seeing any red flags.
Traci: And the identity of this texter is a lasting concern, of course, but I feel like there’s something more important here. Jack has found his granddaughter, someone he never expected existed. And — and he’s eager to welcome her into the family. And I’m worried that she doesn’t share his enthusiasm. But if she does, I feel like we have to give her the benefit of the doubt and welcome her.
Ashley: Okay. What about you, billy?
Billy: We’ve talked about this already. I felt like it was a good thing that jack was gonna reach out to allie, and I still do. I feel like we have to stay neutral and not be too judgmental until we know more.
Ashley: I want to give this person the benefit of the doubt, but I believe that jack has to be cautious. And because I wasn’t able to speak with him directly, I did some looking into allie’s background, okay? And it was a little interesting, what I found.
Phyllis: Wow, listen to you making threats. Making threats. Very, very diane of you.
Diane: I want to protect kyle, too. And I think, jack, that you’re the answer to that. But I did manage to get his number in milan. I want this broached to him as gently as possible. I’m just not sure what that means now.
Jack: It means you let me contact him first.
Phyllis: I’m gonna back off, just so you know, because i don’t want to watch you jerk jack around again.
Diane: It’s obvious how much you care about jack.
Phyllis: Oh, and by the way, I really care about your son, kyle, too.
Diane: Oh, yes. Your lovely daughter’s husband. I was touched when I read about their marriage. You know, jack, I remember a moment with kyle and summer many years ago. It was, uh, christmastime, I think. They were just so adorable with each other. Who would have guessed that they would have fallen in love and even raise a child together?
[ Chuckles ] We’re grandparents, jack. Isn’t that wonderful?
Jack: No. We are nothing. You gave up that right when you walked away from your son.
Diane: And I have missed so many special moments. So many holidays and milestones. But, phyllis, I am very happy for the joy that our kids share.
Phyllis: That’s so nice.
Diane: And, you know, you’re doing really well, too. I’ve — I’ve read about your success in genoa city.
Phyllis: Oh, have you?
Phyllis: Oh, that’s lovely. I’m doing great. I’m flourishing. You know, no toxicity in my life. I’ve learned from my mistakes and realized how my actions affect other people. I’m doing so great. I have a certain level of maturity now, um… probably something you can’t relate to.
Diane: [ Chuckles ] It makes sense for you to doubt me. For both of you to think I’m not being sincere. It’s part of the reason I didn’t reach out earlier. Fear of how people would react. And to be honest, I’m — I’m still scared. But kyle is worth taking risks for.
Jack: Sending anonymous texts is hardly the height of bravery.
Diane: But how else would you have known about allie? This incredible young woman. She’s a part of your son. She’s part of you. Those texts were meant as a gesture of goodwill. But bringing you and allie together hasn’t created even one spark of forgiveness in you. The man who cherishes family above all.
[ Sighs ] I expected more from you, jack. Maybe we both have changed.
Ever notice how stiff clothes can feel rough on your skin?
Billy: Uh, what do you mean, you looked into her?
Ashley: I didn’t do a deep dive into her past or anything, billy, just your basic internet search. And I did not find anything alarming. Allie is a graduate student, and she’s getting her advanced degree in chemical engineering.
Billy: Okay, well, there you go. Allie’s interested in chemistry, like her dad.
Traci: And like her great-aunt. It must be in the genes.
Ashley: Right. And I’m sure jack knows what she’s studying and has probably made the same connection that we’ve made.
Billy: You say that like it’s a bad thing.
Ashley: I know what it must mean to him to have a granddaughter that’s following in his son’s footsteps, and i can pretty much predict what his next move will be.
Traci: He will offer her a position at jabot.
Ashley: Absolutely. Maybe not right away, but when the time is right. And, look, maybe she’s very intelligent and talented and would make a great addition to the company. And maybe she’s taking advantage of jack’s position and the relationship she has with him. I don’t know. I’d hate that. I mean, he’s already referring to her as family.
Traci: Because she is family.
Ashley: But, traci, she’s also a stranger. We don’t know what her motivations are.
Billy: There’s a part of this I agree with ashley. I mean, there are people in this world that will not hesitate to play on your emotions, especially when you’re personally invested. They’ll do what they can to get what they want.
Jack: There is no forgiveness, diane. That isn’t the issue. It never will be. You weren’t there when kyle cried about the loss of his mother. I was. I held him while he sobbed. The kind of tears that tear a parent’s heart apart.
Diane: I want to make up for that.
Jack: Then you don’t understand kyle and you don’t understand grief if you think a wound like that can suddenly heal completely. The minute kyle knows you’re alive, he will know he grieved for nothing!
Diane: Well, maybe I can’t fix what I broke, but I owe it to kyle to try. Jack, your help would mean the world to me.
Phyllis: Okay, okay, let’s stop all of this. Diane, we all know that jack is the only one who can smooth the way for you.
Diane: You’re probably right.
Phyllis: I am right. So, enough with the threats about going to kyle.
Diane: It wasn’t meant as a threat.
Diane: Obviously working with jack on this is ideal.
Jack: Good. And stay away from allie, as well.
Diane: [ Scoffs ]
Jack: That is non-negotiable. That young woman just lost her father. You’ve made her life quite complicated enough. At this point, I wouldn’t blame her if she wanted nothing to do with me or the abbotts.
Diane: No matter what allie says, you know she exists. Because of me. You have a chance that you didn’t have with keemo. The same chance that I would love to have with kyle.
Phyllis: Um, okay, so, now you’re using the death of jack’s son, uh, as emotional blackmail? Is that what you’re doing?
Diane: [ Sighs ]
Jack: I am grateful to know about keemo and allie. For that… I will let kyle know that you are alive.
Diane: Thank you.
Jack: But he will be surrounded by people who have always been there for him. And listen to me. If he doesn’t want you in his life, you leave him alone. You turn around and you walk away.
Diane: [ Scoffs ] But isn’t that what you did with keemo? He turned his back on you, and you let him. Was that the right decision, jack?
Phyllis: Alright. Let’s go. We gotta go. We gotta go. Enough. Enough.
Diane: Thank you, phyllis, for getting through to jack.
Phyllis: Sure. Mm.
Diane: Is it clear how much you care about him. I hope it works out for you two this time.
Phyllis: Alright. Let’s go. It’s time to go.
[ Door slams ]
Diane: [ Sighs heavily ] (Ice t) there is no perfect, only practice.
Traci: Wait a minute. What happened to not rushing to judgment where allie is concerned?
Billy: I’m not rushing to judgment. I’m really not. I’m just saying that I think that we should keep an eye on this because, look, we know jack, alright? He has a tendency to see things through rose-colored glasses.
Traci: But what if his granddaughter is this nice, normal person?
Billy: Well, then, that’ll be great. But we don’t know yet. And to be honest, I feel for her a little bit, okay? She’s on her own. She’s grieving her father. She’s dealing with the bombshell of finding out that she’s an abbott. And she has no idea what that means. And maybe I sympathize with her because I kind of get it. You know, I was late to the party, late to the abbott family table. And I had a different mother, and that had its challenges.
Traci: You know, whatever our issues were with jill, we always loved you.
Billy: I know that. I do. And I love you both. But there’s another aspect to this. I didn’t get a lot of time with our father, okay? And it’s not always easy feeling like the outsider looking in.
Traci: Which is why I really believe that if jack can make an authentic bond with allie, maybe it would be healing. For both of them.
Billy: I mean, that would be the best-case scenario, right? I really hope that jack builds a connection with allie because — because he deserves it.
Phyllis: Diane’s alive. She’s alive. You told me. I believed you. But — she’s alive.
Jack: Actually seeing her in person kind of boggles the mind, doesn’t it?
Phyllis: Yeah. Nothing about her has changed. Nothing. Sh’s just better at hiding things.
Jack: You still think i should tell kyle?
Phyllis: Absolutely. Before she gets to him.
Jack: It goes against everything inside of me to set kyle up this kind of pain. This is gonna change him forever. And I’m partly to blame.
Diane: Jack, why are you acting like this? I’m offering you an alternative.
Jack: No, no, no, no. We’re about to light into a custody battle and you’re getting a little nervous. And I don’t blame you. But if you’re expecting me to buy this “kinder, gentler” diane jenkins, think again.
Diane: You are so determined to see the worst in me.
Jack: It’s called “learning from experience,” diane.
Diane: Don’t you care about this boy at all?
Diane: You know what? Watching the two of you together makes me realize how important it is for a child to have a father.
Jack: You think I need to be reminded of that?
Diane: N-no, but apparently you need to be reminded how important a mother is to a child. Look, by going after full custody, you are forcing the judge to choose between you and me. And no matter what she decides, that little boy is going to lose. He will be deprived of a substantial relationship with one of us. And something like that can leave very deep, permanent scars on a child. Is that what you want for your son, jack?
Diane: And he’s got those big, beautiful blue eyes. They just break your heart, don’t they?
Jack: Yeah, they do.
Jack: Yes, they do.
Diane: You know, I keep thinking about ashley.
Jack: It’s quite a miracle, isn’t it?
Diane: It reminds you how precious every little minute is.
Diane: Yeah. [ Smooches ] That’s why I’m so glad that you’ve had this time with kyle. You’re making memories that will last forever. Look at you. Hey, sweetie.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Toy rattling ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Knock on door ]
Diane: [ Sighs ]
[ Sniffles ]
[ Sighs ]
Phyllis: Jack, you’re not doing anything to kyle. Except maybe preparing him for the shock of his life.
Jack: My head has been spinning since the second i found out that the texter was diane. What this would mean for kyle. What led up to this? How did we ever get into this chaos that led to her death? How I could have stopped it?
Phyllis: You couldn’t have done anything to stop it. Anything. She was all about control. She used begging, what, uh, bribery, threats, seduction.
Jack: She came to me for help. Money.
Phyllis: Money. Okay. Well, she would have taken your money and then taken kyle.
Jack: I never even heard her out.
Phyllis: Who cares?! She was a woman on the edge!
[ Sighs ] Even if she didn’t fake her own death, I’m sure she would have gone to prison. And then kyle would have had to deal with that.
Jack: At least he would have known she was alive.
Phyllis: Jack, listen. You know and I know that all diane did was use kyle as a pawn to get what she wanted and who she wanted. But now kyle is an adult. And he can make his own decision whether he wants his mom back in his life.
Jack: This is gonna change everything he ever felt about his mother.
Phyllis: Well, yeah. Maybe he’ll just be relieved that she’s alive.
Jack: Yeah. I know he still loves her. I have no doubt in my mind. But he loves the mother we let him remember. This woman is different. This is a woman who would willingly walk away from her son.
Phyllis: Oh, okay. So, when dina came back into your life, you let her back in. It took time and effort, but —
Jack: And anger and resentment and trying to keep her at a distance while we tried to get her approv–
Phyllis: Okay. But you were grateful for your time together, is what you’re saying, right?
Jack: This is different. Dina was well. Dina was healthy when she walked away from us. I hated it, yes, but… it is what it is. It — what diane did was different. Kyle grew up thinking his mother was murdered. That could break a child for life. And that was a risk she was willing to take.
Phyllis: You know how you get past it? You know how? With love and support. There’s no other choice.
Jack: [ Sighs ] Find your beat
“The young and the restless”
Diane: Things between jack, kyle, and me weren’t always so painful. Clearly.
Allie: [ Chuckles ] That’s kyle? He’s adorable.
Diane: Yeah. And now he’s so handsome.
Allie: I didn’t think I’d come. Jack obviously doesn’t want me anywhere near you.
Diane: He told me to never contact you again.
Allie: Which I understand his instinct. When you started talking about death and murder —
Diane: Of course you were horrified.
Allie: But one thing stood out to me. You’re doing all this to be with your son again.
Diane: I failed him. I should have healed myself so i could look after him sooner. But at the time, I just wasn’t capable of that. And I-I can’t go back in time, but I can move forward. You know, speak to him, at least. To see his face would be magical. And if I had the chance to hold him again…
Allie: You love him that much. That was me and my dad.
Diane: I’m really sorry you lost your father, allie. And your mother? Do the two of you speak? You know, from the moment I met you, I could see a sadness in you. I know how that feels. I have been utterly alone for so long. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I mean, whatever happened between you and your mother, is there really no way —
Allie: Tell me about kyle. And jack and the rest of the family. That’s what I came here to ask.
Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, you could ask jack.
Allie: But I want to hear it from you. An outsider.
Diane: Okay. I will, uh, start with telling you about my amazing son, kyle.
[ Sighs ] Well, the first thing you should know is that, um, jack never expected to be the father of my child.
Allie: Wait, so, the pregnancy wasn’t planned?
Diane: Well, it was. By me. Kyle was conceived by artificial insemination.
Allie: But surely that required jack’s involvement.
Diane: [ Sighs ] Well, the original intention was for another man to be the father, but there was a mishap and the wrong sample was used. And after kyle was born, i discovered his true paternity and jack learned he was kyle’s father.
Allie: You do know that sounds crazy, right?
Diane: It was. All I can say is that kyle was deeply wanted. My son meant everything to me. That’s never changed, and it never will.
Jack: How do I do this? How — how do — how do I do it without setting off alarms? I can’t do it over the phone. I have to tell him in person.
Phyllis: That’s a good idea. Yeah. Definitely. Tell him in person. Um…I’ll go with you. I’ll go on the flight. Um, I don’t have to be there when you tell kyle. Unless you want me there. And then, you know, summer and i can support.
Jack: I hate the idea of leaving the country while diane is wandering around. Which means kyle and summer have to come back home.
Phyllis: Yeah. They should. They should come back home. That’s a good idea. Hey. No one is better at getting their child through something like this than you.
Jack: It’s all happening so fast. I just found out myself. And diane’s on a mission. She already has kyle’s number in milan. I just need time. And kyle deserves time before his life is turned inside out.
[ Sighs ]
(Ziploc tab zip opening)
Ashley: I still have mixed feelings about it. I mean, clearly I understand that you think it’s a good idea for jack to go to los angeles and pursue a relationship with allie. But even if my concerns are unfounded, it doesn’t mean this whole situation is risk-free. There’s nothing guaranteed about this, you know.
Traci: What are you thinking?
Ashley: Well, I’m thinking that maybe allie would reject jack, just the way keemo did, and then he’ll have suffer through that all over again. I’m sorry. This is where my mind goes, okay? I have these questions. Maybe I’m a tad cynical or a tad overprotective. I don’t know.
Billy: Yeah, just a tad.
Ashley: Oh, okay. I hope it works out the way you envision it. I really do. I hope that jack finds some peace where’s keemo concerned, and I hope that he has a long-lasting, loving relationship with his granddaughter. And just so you know, I did talk to phyllis about it, and she doesn’t see allie as any kind of threat whatsoever.
Traci: Well, whatever our misgivings about phyllis, i guess there’s one thing we can say — she’s savvy and she cares deeply for jack. You know, she — she would not hold back if she felt like his emotional well-being was at risk.
Billy: Yes, but, uh, she’s phyllis. So I think we should be a little bit worried that she’s this involved.
Traci: I don’t know. Maybe not this time. This time, she’s consistently put jack’s feelings first. You know, she’s been supportive and encouraging, the perfect friend. And I happen to know that jack feels the same way.
Ashley: Okay, back up a second. Are they friends?
Traci: [ Laughs ]
Ashley: Are they something more? Is it something in between? I’m just trying to figure out if there’s anything real to this, you know? Or are they just gonna do this dance for the rest of their lives?
Traci: I have absolutely no idea.
Billy: And I am not trying to figure it out. I think we all just want jack to be happy.
Traci: We all do just want jack to be happy. And I have this feeling that he’s on the road to that right now. I know I have a tendency to romanticize things.
Billy: [ Chuckles ]
Traci: Writer’s superpower. But do you guys remember when he found that necklace of mother’s? The teardrop of love? You know, and there was a legend, and it said that whoever had the necklace would find true. And what if the necklace’s powers are starting to work? Maybe jack can have both. Maybe he can have a relationship with phyllis and a connection with his granddaughter. I mean, what if this is jack’s moment?
Phyllis: So, if you want to wait to contact kyle, you know, we’ll just wait.
Jack: No, no, no, no. You said it yourself — she’s a loose cannon. She could just show up in milan out of nowhere.
Phyllis: Yeah. I know you got this, but just know, whatever I can do for you —
Jack: No. You’ve — you’ve already done it. Have I even thanked you for coming all the way out here without my even asking you to?
Phyllis: It’s what friends do for each other. Are you gonna call kyle?
Jack: Yeah. I’m going to lure him to genoa city for some family time. More subterfuge. Just like diane and her damn anonymous texts.
Phyllis: Well, it’s completely different, jack.
Jack: Yeah, I don’t know about that.
Diane: [ Sighs ] Kyle was so easy to love. Just like his father. But as you can imagine, starting a family that way wasn’t the easiest path.
Phyllis: Do I have your attention? Do I?
Diane: [ Scoffs ]
Phyllis: Good. I’m gonna make this simple. Get out of town. Now. Or you’ll regret it.
Diane: Without my child?
Phyllis: No. Take your kid with you. Where is he?
Diane: He’s not here. He’s safe with his nanny. So you won’t be able to get your dirty hands on him.
Phyllis: I have no idea what you’re babbling about. But I don’t want to see you or your son ever again. Do you understand me?
Diane: Oh, right. You’re trying to steal him away from me — you and jack.
Phyllis: What? Ugh. Listen, I have no idea what the hell you’re talking about, but you listen to me. You’re after jack, and you always have been. Now you’re using your son as bait. Jack may have fallen for it, but I haven’T. So, if you want him, you have to go through me.
Diane: You know, phyllis, i really don’t understand why you’re looking at me like that.
Phyllis: Oh, I think you do.
Diane: No, I don’T. The rest of the abbott family has come to terms with my being here. Haven’t you? I mean, after all, you’re mrs. Jack abbott… at least for the moment.
Diane: You have to admit, it makes perfect sense. Jack wants to be with his son, and I want to allow him to be with his son.
Phyllis: Yeah, and you want to worm your way back into his life.
Diane: I’m already a part of his life. Thanks to kyle.
Phyllis: Thanks to kyle. Listen, I know your agenda. I know what you’re up to. And your agenda goes far beyond helping jack bond with his son. This supposed time limit — one month — give me a break.
Diane: Yeah, that’s when that glow by jabot thing starts. No more pool house.
Phyllis: You know, you think you have the upper hand just because you’ve parked yourself and your little tyke in the middle of us —
Diane: You know, phyllis, you’re really starting to grate my nerves. Is there a point to this?
Phyllis: Yes, there is a point. Let me tell you. You bett find a job right away, or else.
Diane: Why is that?
Phyllis: Because you’re on my turf now.
Diane: Oh, well, for the moment it’s your turf. Don’t forget. I used to live here, too, back when jack and I were engaged. In fact, we shared the very same bedroom. I bet it hasn’t changed a bit. Same sheets and everything.
Jack: Nothing more peaceful than watching a baby sleep.
Diane: Mm. I’ve heard mothers say that’s true even when the kids are teenagers.
Diane: Yeah. And we have all that to look forward to with kyle.
Diane: Well, I’m thinking of taking that swim. Can I entice you to join me?
Phyllis: Hi, guys!
Jack: Hey, babe.
Phyllis: Hey! Did someone mention a swim? I have first dibs.
Diane: [ Gasps ] Phyllis! There are children in this house!
Phyllis: Yes, there are children in this house, and I’m naked. You want to join me, baby?
Jack: Excuse us, diane.
Phyllis: Yes, excuse us, diane.
Diane: By all means.
Phyllis: Oh! Oh, it’s great! Come on!
Jack: It’s a little —
Phyllis: Come on, jack!
Jack: Hold up! Ah!
Phyllis: Get in here, quick!
Diane: Once I was out of the picture, there was a lot less tension surrounding kyle. He grew up with cousins and aunts and a family that adored him. You know, the abbotts don’t let just anyone in. But once they do, they will love and protect you forever. You’re really lucky, allie. I can’t expect love from anyone involved. The most I can hope for is a little understanding or forgiveness. But know I have to try, no matter what happens in the end.
Billy: Ooh, I love you. She has a way of making things sound like they’re gonna end up the way that they should.
Ashley: That’s true. It’s a gift. You’ve got a gift. And my gift to both of you is that I will keep my feelings about phyllis to myself.
Billy: [ Chuckles ]
Ashley: I mean, after all, we do know who phyllis is, right, for better or worse. Cannot say the same thing about allie, however.
Traci: Okay. Allie’s part in our story is yet to be determined. That’s for sure. But I think I’m going to let jack take the lead on this. I’m putting my faith in jack. And I hope very much that the two of you can do the same. Well?
Billy: Hey, I think it’s the least we could do.
Ashley: Okay. I’ll respect whatever decision jack makes.
Traci: Even if he decides to forge a relationship with allie?
Ashley: Yes. I will keep an open mind and give allie a chance.
Jack: Well, kyle is coming to genoa city with harrison. Unfortunately, summer couldn’t get away from marchetti.
Phyllis: Oh. Yeah. Sure. Well, how soon will they be here?
Jack: I don’t know. They’re still working out the details, but at least I can tell diane something’s in the works, and hopefully that will keep her from doing anything drastic.
Phyllis: Hey, let’s not talk about diane anymore. Let’s not talk about her. Let’s talk about allie. You know what? She does, in fact, have that twinkle in her eyes.
Jack: You saw that, huh?
Phyllis: Yes. She’s very intelligent, obviously.
Jack: And obviously you’re trying to distract me.
Phyllis: Yes, I am. Is it working?
Jack: She is lovely. And smart. You can watch how her brain works.
Jack: She obviously feels things very deeply.
Phyllis: Just like an abbott. Tell me more.
Diane: Was that too much information?
Allie: [ Chuckles ] It will take me a minute to process, but I’ll get there.
Diane: Thank you for understanding how much kyle means to me. He’s the biggest part of my heart. And I have ached for him every day since I left.
Allie: What exactly do you hope will happen if you do see kyle, face-to-face?
Diane: [ Sighs ] I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that. Little daydreams that I have. I try to keep the hopes small so as not to tempt fate.
Allie: And what are the hopes if you dream bigger?
Diane: Then I’m his mother again. In every way. I — I’m part of his life. Part of his days. I dote on his child. We have sunday breakfast in the abbott dining room.
Allie: And everyone accepts you being there.
Diane: The family you’re part of is big and loving when they let you in. And there is no place better in the world. You’ll see. It’ll happen.