Young & The Restless Transcript
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Nikki: Hi, darling.
Victor: Hi, sweetheart. His is my baby? Sit down. So happy to see you. So, I was just texting with victoria, and, uh, she said she was fine but didn’t have time to talk to me.
Nikki: Oh, really?
Victor: Uh, you were just with her? How is she doing?
Nikki: Um, when I saw her a while ago, she said she was okay.
Victor: I’m very concerned about her, okay? My suggestion is that she go somewhere to regroup, get well again, and, um, maybe put adam… in a position of running newman while she’s not there. You know? But she insists that she’s going to power through this.
Nikki: Victor, I know that you’re concerned about victoria. So am I. But that’s not why I asked you to meet me.
Victor: Why? What’s the matter?
Nikki: Diane jenkins. That’s what’s the matter.
Victor: What do you mean, diane jenkins? That woman has been dead for years.
Nikki: Well, so we were led to believe.
Victor: Wait a minute. Diane jenkins? That brings up horrible memories. Are you saying she’s alive, or what?
Nikki: Oh, yes. And she had the audacity to come back here seeing forgiveness.
Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Jack said you went for a walk.
Kyle: I needed to clear my head. But, harrison, I didn’t realize you’d be back so soon.
Jack: Yeah, uh, ashland dropped him off a little while ago. I think they had a great time in the park.
Kyle: Well, glad to hear it. Even though you’ve only been gone for a little while, i missed you, buddy. Aww. Hugging you always make me feel better.
Jack: [ Chuckles ]
Kyle: I don’t see how a parent can stand to be away from their child for long.
Diane: He’s really growing, isn’t he?
Jack: Yeah, look at these hands. My gosh, those are the hands of a future nba point guard.
Baby kyle: Ba-ba.
Diane: Or a world-renowned musician.
Baby kyle: Da-da.
Diane: You should hear the tunes he bands out on his little toy piano, right?
Jack: Yeah, “bangs” is the key word, right, buddy?
Diane: [ Chuckles ]
Baby kyle: [ Babbling ]
Diane: I guess we’re like all parents, looking at our little one. Here. Wondering what he’ll grow up to be.
Baby kyle: [ Babbling ]
Diane: [ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ]
Chloe: Okay, well, I need more details so I can give lauren an accurate projection.
Chelsea: Like what?
Chloe: Well, have all the designs been finalized? Are we gonna get the fabric in time? Or we even gonna make our ship date?
Chelsea: Uh, um, but didn’t i share the production schedule with you? I-I thought I did.
Chloe: Okay, maybe we need to put the work aside and talk about what’s really going on with you.
Chelsea: I mean, I just lost one of my closest friends, suddenly, in a horrific car accident, and I’m struggling to understand how this could happen.
Chloe: I hope that you’re not blaming yourself for this. I mean, you can’t possibly believe that you’re at fault in any way.
Chelsea: If he hadn’t gone back for those tickets — those stupid tickets — he would still be alive today.
Chloe: Oh, honey, he forgot the tickets.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ]
Chloe: Uh, that doesn’t make you guilty of anything.
Chelsea: No, it’s true. Think about it. You know, a year ago, I put rey’s life at risk… before I knew what an amazing, incredible man he was, and he forgave me. After everything I did to him, he was willing to hang out with me and my son, and — and look what that led to.
Chloe: It was an accident. An awful, horrific accident. There is no one to blame here.
Chelsea: I just feel like if I hadn’t asked him —
Chloe: Chelsea, stop. I… kevin told me something in confidence, and I feel like you need to know.
Chloe: Promise not to say anything… but rey didn’t die because of the car crash.
[ Sighs ] The autopsy reveals that he had a massive heart attack. That’s why he lost control of the car.
Adam: Look over the report on the, uh, marketing strategy for the sports side, and then follow up with accounting on the, uh, budget.
Sally: Will do. You know, it’s kind of exciting having all these extra responsibilities while you’re temporary ceo of newman/locke.
Adam: Hmm. For however long it lasts.
Sally: Your position has taken on a new significance ever since ashland relinquished control of the company. The newmans are finally rid of that man, thanks to you and your plan. You read the situation and locke perfectly.
Adam: It did work out exactly as I’d hoped.
Sally: You, my dear boss, managed to pull off something that no one else could do.
Adam: With a little help from my dad’s money.
Sally: Hey, don’t downplay your significance, okay? We talked about this. This was your big chance to secure your place at the company. It’s just a steppingstone to making your temporary position as ceo permanent.
Adam: [ Sighs ]
Sally: How cool is that?
Adam: [ Sighs ]
Sally: Wait. Unless something’s changed. (Jackie) I’ve made progress with my mental health.
Adam: The only thing that has changed is my strategy, not my goal. I’ve decided that I’m going to not push it, and I’m going to play things by ear.
Sally: Okay, well, you deserve to made permanent co-ceo. You know that. You’ve already proven it. And if this were any other company…
Adam: Ah, but this — this is not any other company. This is newman enterprises. Technically, newman/locke now. But I’m sure plans are already being made to rip locke’s name off of the building, the letterhead, advertising, and any other signage as we speak.
Sally: Okay, well, that makes an even stronger case that two newman sibling should be in charge.
Adam: Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you?
Sally: Not lately.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Know that it means a lot to me that you believe in me and you have my back. I, too, want to see my position made permanent.
Sally: Okay, then why are you not gearing up to go after it?
Adam: When victor introduced victoria’s plan, I only agreed to go along with it if I could retain my ceo title.
Sally: And victoria’s plan failed.
Adam: Exactly. Which is why I should not play it like that again.
[ Clears throat ]
Sally: But that way worked.
Adam: [ Sighs ] There is a saying in basketball, “let the game come to you.” I’m just gonna sit back and see how victoria plays this. If she treats me as a partner, I will act accordingly. And who knows? You know, maybe we’ll surprise each other and we can have a good working balance.
Sally: Okay, well, whatever she chooses to do, she’s gonna have the legacy of ashland locke hanging over her. The fact that she brought him so far into the company and into your lives is on her. There should definitely be repercussions.
Adam: I’d say she’s had a few already. That accident could have been deadly for her. Close call like that, that’s a pretty stiff price to pay.
Sally: Still, she’s got no choice but to accept that you are the one that finally freed her of that man by swooping in and cleaning up her mess.
Adam: That remains to be seen.
[ Sighs ] Meanwhile, my focus is on guiding you while you are in charge of newman media and while I try to find a way to work with victoria, which will become a permanent role.
Sally: So, you’re saying that you want me to take on more responsibility at newman media while you figure out your next move?
Adam: If you’re asking me if I have absolute faith in you and your ability in this position, the answer is yes. I would not put you in charge if I didn’t think you were gonna be terrific in this job. I’m counting on you to make me look good, which you are already doing.
Sally: You really think so?
Adam: You’re smart. You work harder than anyone that I know, and you’re certainly not lacking in confidence.
Sally: [ Chuckles ] Well, when you put it that way, I’m a real find, aren’t I?
Adam: And if there are any issues or questions as you are getting settled in, it’s not like I won’t be close by to advise you.
Sally: I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am for this opportunity. And I promise that I will do everything in my power to help you get the recognition that you deserve.
Adam: [ Sighs ]
Victor: How is it possible the woman is still alive?
Nikki: Two words — deacon sharp. He helped her fake her own death so that she could escape all the consequences of her misdeeds.
Victor: Wow. Boy, oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy. Now she has the unmitigated gall to return to the scene of her many crimes?
Nikki: I told her, after all the damage she did to me and my family that she better stay far away from all of us, especially nicholas.
Victor: When I think back on the amount of damage that woman caused with her so-called murder…
Nikki: She said she had to pretend to be dead so she could go away and work on herself. And now she wants to reconnect with kyle.
Victor: How the hell would he forgive her after all she has done to him?
Nikki: She’s banking on him being happy to learn that she’s still alive.
Victor: But if she’s so set on making up with her son, kyle, then why the hell doesn’t she go to milan instead of genoa city?
Nikki: Oh, well, because she’s a changed woman now. She wants to make amends with all of us.
Victor: Does she honestly believe that we buy her garbage?
Nikki: [ Scoffs ]
Victor: After all that she has done to everyone, especially to you and kyle?
Nikki: Well, and you, too. You took the blame for her murder to protect victoria and me.
Victor: How the hell does that woman have the guts to show her face here again?
Nikki: Oh, I don’t think she’ll stick around very long. There really won’t be a reason to. I mean, I can’t imagine kyle forgiving her for letting him think that his mother’s been dead all these years.
Victor: [ Sighs ] My goodness. After everything that we have been through lately, that’s the last thing we need.
Phyllis: Hey, harrison, I bet you’re super hungry after the big day you’ve had today. You know what? I have a secret. Your aunt traci has a super, super yummy surprise for you in the kitchen.
Kyle: [ Whistles ]
Phyllis: Yum! Let’s go get it. I’ll race you. Whoo!
Jack: You and summer have done a terrific job. That’s a confident, happy little boy.
Kyle: Yeah, yeah, he’s really adjusted well to his new italian lifestyle. We’re very proud of him. The last thing we want is something to disrupt his happy home.
Jack: So, did, uh, getting out of the house help you figure a few things out?
Kyle: Yeah, the crisp spring air really made it easier to think clearly, especially with my emotions all over the place.
[ Sighs ] One minute, I can get over the fact that my mother chose — chose to let me believe she was dead, never reaching out, never wanting me to know the truth. Just letting me go on with my life.
Jack: And you did go on. You created a great life for yourself and your family.
Kyle: Yeah, thanks to your love and support, dad.
Jack: But, no, I did my best to compensate for diane’s absence, but there’s no replacing the love of a mother.
Kyle: And as angry and sad and bitter as that makes me feel, I can’t but help think it’s a miracle. An answer to a million of my prayers as a little kid, “just, please, god, just — just give me one chance to see my mom again.”
Jack: And now your wish is being granted.
Kyle: [ Sighs ] But then I think, “why would — why would I ever buy in to anything she ever has to say again?” Why would I put my family through that much drama?
Jack: I know this is overwhelming. And I think it’s perfectly understandable that you would struggle with what it is you want to do next.
Kyle: Look, dad —
Jack: I want you to hear this. Don’t feel pressured. Not by diane, not by me, not by anyone. You take your time and you think it through, decide what you want to do.
Kyle: I’ve already made my decision. Tsk. I know what I’m gonna do. Feeling sluggish or weighed down?
Jack: Are you comfortable telling me what you decide?
Kyle: I want to hear her out. I think I’ll regret it for the rest of my life if I don’t give my mother a chance to explain herself.
Jack: You’re sure that’s what you want to do?
Kyle: Don’t worry, dad, I’m not imagining some big, emotional reunion. I’m not walking into it with any grand expectations. That’s for sure.
Jack: I think that’s the right attitude.
Kyle: Frankly, I don’t have a clue how I’ll react or what will happen after or if I’ll even want a place in her life again. But, dad, I-I need answers. I need her to tell me to my face why she left me in the dark for so long, letting me believe she was dead, and why, after all these years, she decided to come back. I can’t let those questions haunt me forever.
Jack: I understand more than you realize, because of what i went through with my own mother. No, dina did not fake her own death, but she disappeared. And there were times she seemed dead to all of us for long periods of time. She did that disappearing act more than once. And you know what? As angry, as disappointed, as abandoned as I may have felt, I could never bring myself to turn my back on her.
Kyle: I’m glad you can understand where I’m coming from. Would you be willing to reach out to my mom and make arrangements?
Jack: Yeah. Sure, I’d be happy to handle that.
Kyle: Thanks, dad. Support means more than you know right now.
Jack: Hey, come here.
Chelsea: Rey had a heart attack? That’s why he died, not the car crash?
Chloe: Exactly. So, please stop blaming yourself. There’s nothing you could have done differently to change the outcome.
Chelsea: So, if he hadn’t gone back to get the hockey tickets, connor and I could have been in the car with him when it happened.
Chloe: Possibly. So maybe you should be thankful that the two of you weren’t in the car accident.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] You know, adam said that ashland pulled victoria from her burning car, saving her life. Did he even try to do that with rey? Could his life have been saved?
Chloe: Don’t go down that rabbit hole. What happened, happened? There is no undoing any of it. I know that you and rey had become close friends and how difficult this loss is for you. But there’s no point in blaming anyone for this. You need to focus on moving forward right now.
Chelsea: Don’t you think I’m trying to do that, chloe?
Chloe: [ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. Just losing rey, it’s — it’s just hit me harder than i anticipated. It’s been really, really rough on connor. Yeah, he — he looked up to rey.
Chloe: We all loved rey.
Chelsea: You know what? It just kills me that someone as conniving and ruthless as ashland locke walks away from this accident, and someone as genuine and amazing as rey loses his life. It’s just not fair.
Sally: Ladies… nice to see you both.
[ Footsteps approaching ]
Adam: How are you doing?
Chelsea: I’ll be okay. Our focus really needs to be on connor. Losing rey is a huge blow to him.
Adam: I know. I hope that we have persuaded him that he shouldn’t feel any responsibility for what happened.
Chelsea: Well, actually, i just found out something that’s going to help.
Chelsea: Rey’s actual cause of death was a heart attack.
[ Glass slams on tabletop ] I’m sorry. What? I mean, everybody’s gonna find out soon anyway. Adam and I have to figure out a way to tell connor. Hopefully, it will help him come to terms with his loss and alleviate any guilt he might still feel.
Adam: Well, I hope you’re right. I know how hard this has been on him. I am planning a special outing to, uh, cheer him up.
Chelsea: That’s a great idea. Connor always loves being with his dad. Maybe the three of us could do something together. We can talk it through with him as a family, give him a real sense of stability.
Adam: Uh, let’s talk about it. Maybe we could work something out.
Chelsea: Really, adam? Why can’t you commit to something as simple as a family outing for the sake of our son?
Adam: Relax, chelsea. I didn’t say that i wouldn’t do it.
Chelsea: Well, you didn’t say you would, either. Why? Is it because sally’s here? You don’t want to send her the wrong message? Clearly, things have progressed between the two of you.
Adam: I know you’re upset about rey, and again, I’m sorry that you lost such a good friend.
Chelsea: Well, there’s no doubt they’re a couple now.
Chloe: [ Sighs ] Well, that’s a real possibility, but who cares? And what was the point of confronting them in that way? What was that supposed to accomplish? You no longer have any romantic attachment to adam, right? Because you have certainly gone out of your way to convince me of that. Please, chelsea… promise me that you are not going to use the emotional shock of losing your friend rey as an excuse to gravitate back toward adam.
Sally: [ Sighs ] Chelsea seems to be in a pretty bad way.
Adam: [ Sighs ] She and rey had, um, grown close over the last couple of months. They bonded over his kindness to connor.
Sally: Wasn’t it not that long ago that chelsea tried to kill rey?
Adam: She was going through an emotionally unstable time, and she actually was going after me, not him. She wanted to hurt me, so she made it look like I was the one that had poisoned rey.
Sally: So, she wanted to kill rey to get back at you?
Adam: Well, he was never exposed to enough poison to actually be at risk of dying, just enough to make him sick and, uh, me look guilty.
Sally: Well, it’s pretty amazing that you were able to find a way to forgive her after chelsea tried to set you up like that.
Adam: Well, like I said, there were a lot of extenuating circumstances.
Sally: Regardless, says a lot about you and the kind of man that you are.
Adam: [ Sighs ] I’m a man who lives in a glass house, and so I can’t afford to throw stones.
Sally: Me either.
[ Chuckles ]
Adam: Well, I’m sure you’ve done things that you’re not proud of, but nothing that bad.
[ Sighs ]
Adam: Is there something you want to tell me?
Sally: [ Sighs ]
[ Knock on door ]
Diane: [ Gasps ] Jack. This is a surprise. Uh, come in.
Jack: Kyle asked me to talk to you.
Diane: Wait. So, he’s in town? H-have you spoken with him?
Jack: As I’m sure you can imagine, he’s in shock. Having a bit of trouble processing everything that’s happened.
Diane: [ Gasps ] Well, I’m — I’m sure that you’ve remained somewhat evenhanded about all this, despite your personal feelings towards me and — and what I’ve done, but [Chuckles] I sincerely doubt that phyllis has shown the same restraint. I mean, I-I-I’m sure she’s been trashing me to kyle.
Jack: Hold on. Phyllis is not the problem. If she is worried about the impact of your resurrection on her daughter, kyle’s wife, and their family, I think she is more than justified. Now, get this through your head. Whatever my son is feeling right now has nothing to do with anything phyllis said to him. It has everything to do with you — your choices, your actions.
Diane: [ Sighs ] With golo, I’ve lost 13 inches in my waist.
“The young and the restless”
Diane: [ Sighs ] Jack, you’re right. I’m — I’m — I’m sorry. I spoke without thinking. It’s just, my, uh — my emotions are all over the place.
Jack: I am trying very hard right now to serve as an honest and fair sounding board for kyle.
Diane: Yes, he’s — he’s all I can think about, too.
Jack: So, while every impulse in me is flashing red, warning me not to trust you, kyle is my priority, and I think he deserves to know the truth. So I shared with him your story. I answered his questions as honestly as I could, and I tried to explain what is still, to me, the inexplicable — how a parent can walk away from their child.
[ Sighs ] But I left it up to kyle to decide what to do next.
Diane: And you came to deliver this bad news in person, that my son doesn’t want to see me? And it was his decision, right?
Jack: No. He wants to see you.
Diane: [ Gasps ]
Jack: He wants answers to the questions that are tearing him up inside. He wants to hear you out.
Diane: Oh, jack. My sons wants to see me? I don’t — I don’t know how i can ever thank you for making this —
Jack: Don’t — don’t — don’t thank me. A part of me wished he would abandon you just like you abandoned him.
Diane: That’s not who you are. You’re a good and fair-minded person.
Jack: I know how much this means to you. Just this once, please put kyle first? Try to think about what he’s going through, what he needs, not what you need… if that’s possible. I’m sorry, that needed to be said.
Diane: I — I get it. There was a time when I was completely self-involved, you know, and incapable of having empathy or — or even understanding how my actions affected others.
Jack: Well, I’m glad to hear you finally realize that.
Diane: What does that mean? That a part of you — a small part — [Chuckles] Is willing to accept the possibility that maybe I have changed?
Jack: I’ll go tell kyle that everything is set up.
Diane: Oh, b-before you go, I-I know, I know, I have no bus asking anything more of you, since you’ve already done so much already, but, jack, this is so important to me, seeing our son again after all this time.
Jack: So, you’re gonna ask me anyway.
Diane: Well, I just — I-i would like to meet him someplace other than this cold hotel room. You know? Someplace private, where we can speak freely, but — but maybe somewhere that kyle is more comfortable.
[ Sighs ] W-would it be possible if I came your way, if — if we could meet at the abbott house?
Jack: [ Sighs ] I am not thrilled at the idea of you stepping foot in my house, but, yeah, I guess I can see the advantage to kyle being on his home turf. Okay, fine. You can meet at the house.
Diane: Thank you, jack, for everything.
[ Sighs ] I’ll be over in a bit.
[ Chuckles ]
Jack: You do whatever you have to do. Kyle will be waiting for you.
Diane: [ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ]
Sally: There is something that I never told you.
Adam: [ Sighs ]
Sally: Something that i didn’t want you to know about me.
Adam: [ Taps finger ]
Sally: But it seems like we are at a [Inhales deeply] Much different place now.
[ Sighs ] And I don’t like this old temptation that I’m having.
Adam: Well, sometimes temptations can be fun.
Sally: Not this one. It’s the inclination to lie and deceive and to make myself out to be better than I actually am. And I want to be completely honest with you.
Adam: Okay. Go for it.
Sally: [ Sighs ] Okay, it’s one of those things
[Sighs] That you are constantly trying to find ways to justify so you can live with yourself and look in the mirror. But it has been [Sighs] Pushing its way into my thoughts ever since we learned that… ashland was lying… about having cancer.
Adam: And why is that?
Sally: It’s just seeing how people reacted to that particular lie. Like there’s a special place reserved in hell for someone who would do that. A place that might… have a seat… reserved for me.
Adam: Wait, wait. What are you saying, that — that you…
Sally: In los angeles… there was this guy that I was completely in love with. Someone that I swore I could not live without. And after he [Sighs] Broke off our engagement for a second time, [Inhales deeply] I just was so, so desperate to win him back that it made me… physically sick. And because of that, wyatt started treating me differently and taking care of me.
[ Sighs ] Turns out, it was stress, but, um, wyatt didn’t know that. So I… faked… a terminal illness… to get him to stay. I know. I’m not proud of it at all. And, in fact, it is the most shameful thing I’ve ever done.
Adam: Well, then… why are you telling me now?
Sally: Because I’d rather you hear it from me now than from someone else at some point down the line.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Hmm.
[ Sighs ]
Sally: Well… are you gonna say something?
Adam: [ Chuckles ]
[ Tapping tabletop ] Did it work?
Sally: [ Chuckles ] If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease
Jack: Diane seemed genuinely thrilled and surprised that you agreed to meet with her.
Phyllis: Well, of course she was thrilled and surprised. She thought it was gonna go the other way.
Jack: I honestly think she was expecting a no. I told her the only reason you agreed to this is you wanted some answers, that you deserve to hear the whole story directly from her.
Kyle: So, what’d she say? How’d she react?
Jack: I think her expectations are realistic. At least, I hope they’re realistic. She did have one request.
Phyllis: Oh, wait, wait. She has a request?
Kyle: What is it?
Jack: The only place she doesn’t want to meet with you is in her hotel room. She asked if she could come here.
Phyllis: Did you agree to that?
Jack: Well, I was reluctant at first, but it occurred to me that it might be better for you, kyle.
Kyle: What, s-s-so, she’s coming h-here now?
Jack: Yes, soon, if that’s what you still want.
Kyle: Uh, no, no, t-this is good. Uh, dad, I need you and phyllis to do one thing. Keep harrison entertained and out of sight. At this point, I don’t want my son anywhere near my mother.
Diane: [ Inhales deeply ]
[ Sighs ]
Sally: [ Sighs ] Well, things definitely did not go as planned.
[ Sighs ] The fact that I was [Sighs] Faking my illness got revealed. And when everybody found out, I was reviled.
Sally: It’s the reason why i left los angeles.
Adam: Well, it means a lot that you’re being honest with me.
Sally: So… what do you think of me now, given how you reacted when you found out what ashland did?
Adam: Oh, well, that — that was a completely different situation. Ashland threatened my family and the business. That’s what I was reacting to, more than anything. But as far as his plan goes, I think it took guts. Objectively, I was impressed that he was able to pull that off as long as he did.
Adam: Look… a lifetime ago, I did something similar and just as outrageous that involved faking a medical condition to get what I wanted. And it was not pretty, either. Like I said, glass houses.
[ Sighs ]
Sally: I always thought we had a lot of things in common, but I never thought that this was gonna be one of them.
Adam: You still want to know what I’m really thinking?
Sally: I do.
Adam: I am glad that we can share anything and everything… because it seems like I’m falling in love with you, too.
Jack: Phyllis and I will be happy to keep harrison occupied and out of the house. We’ll take him on a little adventure.
Kyle: Thanks, dad. I just — I don’t want my son getting caught up in this drama or, worse, being confused by my mother’s presence.
Phyllis: Why don’t we take harrison and traci somewhere in town. We can leave through the back so we don’t run into diane.
Kyle: Yeah. Thanks again, both of you. Don’t worry, dad. I’ll — I’ll be fine. Go hang out with harrison. Have fun.
Sally: Well, it is about time. You certainly left me hanging long enough.
Adam: What do you mean?
Sally: Oh, don’t give me that. Really? When I admitted that I was in love with you, crickets. I was starting to think you were gonna just ignore it, pretend like it never happened.
Adam: You really believed… that I might be indifferent?
Sally: What was I supposed to think? And it took you long enough to say the words. I… I don’t know. Part of me wonders if I should believe that you really even mean them.
Adam: Uh… I can appreciate how you might feel that way. I-I don’t want there to be any further misunderstandings between us. So, why don’t we get out of here and we go somewhere where I can be perfectly clear?
Sally: It’s a good idea, because I think some clarity is definitely needed.
Adam: After you, miss.
Kyle: [ Sighs ]
[ Doorbell rings ]
[ Sighs ]
Next week on “the young and the restless”…
I’m actually glad you came by. There’s something you need to know.
Mariah: Tessa and I are getting married on may 13th, so, please, please say that you will still be here.
Billy: Can I ask you one more question? Is ashland locke still in your life?