Young & The Restless Transcript
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Nick: Hey. Do you want some breakfast?
Sharon: Um, I’m really not all that hungry.
Nick: Well, it’s too late, i already started my famous chocolate chip pancakes. I know you can’t resist those.
Mariah: Hi. Sorry.
Noah: [ Sighs ]
Mariah: How is — how’s mom doing this morning?
Noah: She was still in bed when I left the house. Dad had just gotten there, though, to make her some breakfast. Who knows if she’s actually gonna eat anything, though.
Mariah: Well, did she at least have dinner last night?
Noah: I tried to get her to have something, but I didn’t have much luck. I ran into faith this morning before she went to school, and she, uh — she said she could hear her restlessly wandering around the house again last night.
Mariah: Well, I’m not surprised that she isn’t sleeping, considering everything she’s been through. And this has been hard on all of us, but I guess if — if anyone can get her to eat, it’s nick.
Noah: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, dad has his charms. What are you working on?
Mariah: Oh, I am working on a playlist for the wedding. And you think it would be easy, but it’s actually incredibly difficult. There’s just so many songs that we love.
Noah: Sounds like you could use some help. Should hit up mom to work on it with you. She could use the distraction.
Mariah: I — I doubt that’ll work, but I’ll think about it.
Tessa: Hi. Are you guys ready for some good news?
Mariah: Uh, are we ever.
Tessa: So I just got a call from my sister, and crystal can come to the wedding.
Ashland: Is it okay if I ask you how you’re feeling today?
Victoria: Stronger every day.
[ Sighs ] You know, the human capacity for resilience is nothing short of astounding. You think you’re not gonna make it through something, and then here you are, pouring milk into coffee like nothing ever happened.
Ashland: Well, I know I’m just one of many things that you’re recovering from…the person that hurt you so much. But your fortitude played a large part in my falling in love with you in the first place. I’m just sorry that I’m the reason you have to rely on it so much now. Yeah, don’t — don’t worry about it. I’m actually recovering quite nicely.
Victoria: Oh, yes, I know. You have a knack for miraculous recoveries. What are you still doing here anyway? Don’t tell me you’re planning on staying in town and please don’t tell me you’re harboring some delusion that I’m gonna forgive you.
Ashland: It’s hard for me to let go of that. Almost as hard as pretending the love I still feel for you doesn’t exist.
[ Sighs ] How am I supposed to let that go, huh?
Chloe: [ Sighs ]
Chelsea: Sorry I’m late. I —
[ Sighs ] I was up half the night. Eventually, I drifted off, and then I slept through my alarm. Thank you for getting me my coffee.
Chloe: Yeah, just as requested — an extra shot of espresso.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Boy, did I need this. It’s the only way to get through the day, considering everything we have on our agenda.
[ Sighs ]
Chloe: This is about rey, isn’t it? His death is clearly hitting you harder than you want to admit.
Mariah: Crystal’s coming to the wedding?
Tessa: Isn’t it exciting?
Mariah: Yeah, I mean, I know how much you want your sister to be there, but you’re the one who helped her flee to canada in the first place. I thought you didn’t want her to take the risk.
Tessa: All the charges against crystal have been dropped. And zack’s last known associate in the sex-trafficking ring has been locked up and arrested. Crystal can come and go as she pleases. We don’t have to worry anymore.
Mariah: Is this for real? How did this even happen?
Tessa: Well, not only is crystal safe now, but the way it happened is even more amazing. Want more restful sleep?
Victoria: I’m sure you’ll be able to find a way to let go. It’s what you do best. You’re — you’re the master of reinvention. And now, thanks to my father, you have a tidy little sum of cash so you can facilitate your latest do-over.
Ashland: I don’t have the will or the strength to reinvent myself again.
Victoria: Just stop. Stop. Stop making this so hard on both of us. If you really loved me, then just take your blood money and — and leave town.
Adam: Hey, I can see why you’re making a speedy exit. But we need to talk. Can we meet back at the office?
Victoria: I’m sorry, I don’t have time in my schedule today.
Adam: Okay, surely you can spare a few minutes for me, so just let me know when.
Victoria: If this is about newman, I’ve already made up my mind. I’m appointing my mother as co-ceo and there’s nothing that you can say to change that.
Adam: Really? We can’t even have a conversation about this?
Victoria: I think it would be a waste of time for both of us.
Adam: Well, I wonder what our dad would have to say about this decision.
Victoria: Does it matter what our dad has to say? It’s my decision to make, period.
Chelsea: Of course rey’s death is affecting me. We’ve already discussed this. He had become one of my very close friends.
Chloe: I understand that. I just — I think you need to pull yourself together. Not just for your sake, but for connor’S.
Chelsea: Well, that’s what has me so worried. My son still feels guilt about what happened. And adam and I, we’ve been trying to convince him, you know, “this accident was not your fault, connor.” Rey — I mean, his heart stopped. It would’ve happened no matter where he was.
Chloe: I know. It’s so sad. Nothing would’ve changed the outcome.
Chelsea: You know, in a little boy’s mind, it’s too hard to grasp all that. I think — I think he’s having trouble isolating the guilt he feels from the grief.
Chloe: Oh, poor connor.
Chelsea: I know. I mean, it doesn’t seem rational, but in his mind, you know, all of those events will forever be connected.
Chloe: So how is it affecting his behavior?
Chelsea: Well, he’s not playing hockey anymore. And he used to love it. I think he feels like he doesn’t deserve to play anymore.
Chloe: [ Sighs ] You know, my heart really goes out to the little guy. Kids’ feelings can get so confusing, but maybe this is just him figuring out how to deal with the grieving process.
Chelsea: [ Sighing ] Yeah. I asked noah if he would take him to play at the local rink, you know, try to connect him to the fun again, you know? Remind him rey — rey would want him to play again. He would want him to enjoy the game as a way to — to honor their friendship.
Chloe: Yeah, I think that’s a great idea, and maybe he can figure out how to deal with his own guilt. But how are you dealing with your guilt? Your own sense of loss? I know that you and rey were friends, but your reaction just seems much deeper than that. I mean, how close had you and rey grown before he died?
Nick: You know you’re not fooling me, right? You barely touched your food. You just kind of moved it around the plate. So I’ll make you a deal. If you have just a few more bites, then I’ll clean up that giant mess I made in the kitchen myself.
Sharon: Nick, you don’t have to treat me like I’m one of the kids.
Mariah: Hey. Hi, mom.
Sharon: Hey, you guys. What are the three of you doing here all together? Um, you have strange looks on your faces. Is something wrong?
Noah: No, it’s nothing bad, mom, trust me.
Tessa: No, it’s actually the opposite. I have wonderful news.
Sharon: Well, we could certainly use some of that.
Tessa: Crystal can be the maid of honor at our wedding. She no longer has to worry about the charges against her because they were dropped.
Sharon: Wow, that is fantastic. I mean, that’s great for your sakes and for crystal’S. And what timing. But how?
Tessa: Well, that’s the thing that makes this entire thing a miracle. It was rey. He was instrumental in making it happen. I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,
Sharon: Wait, what do you mean? How was rey involved?
Tessa: Well, according to crystal, he found her case when he was going through cold case files, and then he went to michael and he convinced him that there wasn’t enough evidence for a conviction. And then michael went to the da and got him to drop the charges.
Sharon: That’s amazing. But what about that dangerous group that zack was involved in? Might they still be a threat?
Tessa: That’s the best part. Rey found him and got him arrested, so he’s no threat to crystal and she’s in no danger.
Noah: Did you know rey was working on this, mom?
Mariah: I can tell by your expression that he — he didn’t tell you.
Sharon: No. He didn’T. I had no idea.
Tessa: Maybe he wanted it to be a surprise.
Nick: Or maybe he didn’t say anything ’cause he didn’t want to get everyone’s hopes up in case it didn’t work out.
Sharon: Yeah, that sounds like rey. He was always very protective and cautious about other people’s feelings.
Tessa: But it did work. And now crystal can come out of hiding and be my maid of honor.
Sharon: Even now, rey is here, helping. Looking out for us and protecting us. Tessa, I’m so happy for you. And rey’s last gesture just proves even more profoundly what an amazing man he was.
Ashland: Guess victoria shot us both down, huh? I mean, we — we look a little pathetic, don’t you think? A couple of lap dogs hoping victoria will throw us a bone, give us what we think we deserve.
Adam: [ Chuckles ] I really don’t know what you are talking about.
Ashland: Yeah? I’m just assuming that you think you still deserve to be co-ceo or temporary ceo of newman/locke or whatever fake title it is you — you’re willing to grovel for. But from what I just witnessed, victoria doesn’t seem to be giving you the time of day.
Adam: And clearly you are out of the loop on the latest at your former company. The name locke has been jettisoned, much like you’ve been. It’s all newman now.
Ashland: Well, not all newman. You seem to be having a little trouble holding onto your piece of the pie. Now, I may be out contractually, but I think I know victoria well enough to know that she is not going to let you retain any title or power in her company.
Adam: Aww, apparently, you don’t realize how out of the loop you are. Have you heard who she is replacing you with as new co-ceo?
Ashland: Oh, she’s found someone already.
Adam: Yes. Nikki. So looks like we both got screwed out of that coveted title. But at least I’m still head of the newly expanded newman media, which includes one of your other former companies. Whereas you just have my father’s money to keep you warm.
Victoria: Do you know anything about this?
Nikki: Your father commissioned it and put a rush on it.
Nikki: Really. We understand why you destroyed the one that ashland had made for you, but we felt that it needed to be replaced. And, darling, he may have broken your heart, but he certainly hasn’t destroyed your spirit or your strength of leadership. And that is exactly what that portrait represents.
Chelsea: Rey and I were just friends. I haven’t tried to hide that, so whatever you’re trying to insinuate is wrong. I mean, of course this affects me deeply. Of course it’s painful. Are you trying to tell me that I’m wrong for feeling that way?
Chloe: No, no, not — not at all. Look, I am — I am not suspicious or judging you in any way. I am just trying to understand your very deep response to all of this. I didn’t realize that you and rey were that close.
Chelsea: Rey was supportive and open-hearted, during a time where he should have hated me. He accompanied me and connor to my mom’s house after I got out of the hospital. When — when I got back to genoa city, he would seek me out just to check in on me. We had deep conversations that encouraged me, inspired me. He bonded with connor. He convinced me that I could turn my life around, that things were gonna get better. He told me I was a good mom, even after all the terrible things I did. Rey…he, um — he gave me hope that I would be accepted again.
Chloe: You should hold on to that.
Chelsea: How can I? His heart attack, this car crash, this one horrible night, this one horrible moment, it just — it rips all of that hope away.
Chloe: I know that — that you keep telling yourself that it was just friendship, but i know you too well. You were falling in love with rey, weren’t you? Life… doesn’t stop for diabetes.
Sharon: Everybody, sit down. Take a seat. I’m really glad that you’re all here because this news about crystal, it just makes something that I’ve been mulling over even more relevant, but I would need all of your help to pull it off.
Nick: Well, we are here for whatever you need.
Noah: Yeah, just name it.
Sharon: Well, I want to hold a memorial service here in genoa city for rey.
Mariah: Yeah, I mean, we can certainly pull something together.
Noah: Yeah, I can work on invitations.
Sharon: Well, I don’t think we’d need anything that formal. I was thinking of just doing something kind of small.
Nick: Sure. When?
Sharon: Well, I would like to do it before I accompany rey to miami.
Mariah: Isn’t — isn’t that tomorrow?
Sharon: That’s why I was hesitant to ask. I’d like to do it today.
Nick: Are you sure you don’t want to wait until after the service in miami?
Sharon: It’s why I couldn’t sleep last night. I was thinking about it the whole time, and don’t get me wrong, I totally understand celeste’s request to bring rey home and I’m absolutely fine with honoring that. But don’t you think that rey’s family here in genoa city should pull together and pay tribute to him as well? Before I have to bring him to his other home? Before I have to bury my husband?
Noah: Mom, are you sure you’re up for this right now?
Sharon: I want to say goodbye in my own way with rey’s friends and family here. I know it’s a lot to ask, but i hope we can pull it off today.
Nick: Absolutely. I think this’ll be good for you and for all of us.
Chelsea: I wasn’t in love with rey. Why would you even think that? He was quite happily married to sharon. In fact, it was his loyalty and dedication that made him such a trustworthy and safe friend.
Chloe: I said “falling in love.” I meant feelings, not actions, and I wasn’t accusing you of anything.
Chelsea: Well, it feels like you’re reading into the motives behind my grief, and quite frankly, I don’t want to talk about this anymore.
Chloe: Okay, okay, let’s — let’s change the subject. This was supposed to be a breakfast meeting anyway.
Chelsea: Yeah, and we need to work on these projections if we’re gonna show them to lauren.
[ Sighs ] I mean, the good thing about me not getting any sleep is I was able to come up with a few more sketches. So what do you think about this?
Chloe: Yeah, that’s — that’s different. Love the neckline.
Victoria: The portrait is — it’s lovely, mom, but I’m surprised that dad would do something like this for me after he was so determined to shove adam down my throat as co-ceo. Basically saying that he had lost confidence in me after what happened with ashland.
Nikki: That is not true. Actually, he has accepted the idea of my taking the position.
Nikki: Yes. I mean, he’s still disappointed that the antagonism between you and adam still exists, but he made it very clear that he would support your decision.
Victoria: I — I didn’t expect that. I made it perfectly clear to adam that it was my decision to make, but [Exhales sharply] I expected some kind of pushback.
Nikki: Darling, you have been through so much lately. Your father wanting you to bring in a co-ceo has nothing to do with a lack of confidence. It has to do with giving you the time and space to heal from everything that has happened. Believe me, your father has not lost faith in you at all.
Ashland: I stand by my original comparison. Victoria rejected us both.
Adam: Don’t try to compare us. You broke her spirit.
Ashland: By signing a deal you brought to me behind her back.
Adam: Look, you are never gonna cleanse your actions in her mind and her heart. So you should just give up trying.
Nick: What the hell?
Sharon: Is there a problem?
Nick: Uh, I just got a text from ashland. I can’t imagine why he would want to see me, and I’m not particularly interested in finding out.
Sharon: Well, maybe you should find out, at least for victoria’s sake.
Nick: No, planning rey’s memorial is far more important than anything this guy has to say. Plus, I don’t even know why he’s still in town or why he would reach out to anyone in the newman family.
Sharon: I think you should find out what he wants. And I’d rather you just go and get it over with so that you can come back here and be with us and you won’t have this question gnawing at you.
Tessa: We got this. We can get it all organized.
Sharon: You were such a big help to me this morning, and i have the kids here with me now. I’m fine. Nope
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Chloe: Okay, I’ll put these numbers together and the projected schedule for a meeting with lauren.
Chelsea: Look at him. Alive and well while a good man like rey is gone.
Chloe: You cannot blame him and victoria for what happened that night.
Chelsea: But I can’t help but wonder — did he even try to go back for rey? You know, the news reports make him sound like a hero for pulling victoria from the burning car. Did he even try to help rey? Maybe he could’ve done cpr. Maybe he could’ve saved his life.
Chloe: Stop it, chelsea. Stop it. You are fixating on what happened that night.
Chelsea: You’re making it sound like I’m obsessing over this.
Ashland: Hello, nick. Thank you for getting here so quickly.
Nick: Well, I’m here in case there’s anything else I need to do to protect my sister or family from you.
Ashland: You really expect the worst of me, don’t you?
Nick: Actually, I think I’d prefer it if you dealt with me from now on instead of upsetting my sister more than you already have.
Ashland: Well, I can assure you there’s no reason for you to be so defensive. What I have to offer is of great importance and benefit to you, no strings attached.
Chloe: Relax, chelsea. I wasn’t trying to diagnose your behavior, but I — I do recognize the warning signs of when you’re starting to go over the edge.
Chelsea: You think I’m losing it?
Chloe: Everything that you’re experiencing is completely natural, considering how overtired you are and — and the grief that you’re having. Look, I’m just simply trying to point it out and interrupt the unhealthy cycle of blame before it goes any further.
Chelsea: You’re right. You’re right. I’ve been functioning on way too little sleep lately.
[ Sighs ] I think, if you don’t mind, i might go back to my room and try to get some rest. I want to be at my best when we present to lauren later.
Chloe: I think that’s a really good idea.
Ashland: I would like to make a donation to new hope. One half of the money I received from your father from the agreement. You can use it to build houses or help centers. Whatever else you think the community needs.
Nick: So you are offering me $250 million with no strings attached. Can you understand why that would be difficult to believe?
Ashland: It is a real offer for a real donation.
Nick: You think this buys you some kind of absolution? You can go straight to hell. New hope doesn’t need your blood money.
Ashland: [ Chuckles ] Are you really so stubborn, so proud that you would turn your back on a quarter of a billion dollars? Just think about all the good that new hope can do with that kind of money. I am offering it to you and asking nothing in return. Only one caveat.
Nick: Here we go.
Ashland: I would ask that all the work be done in the name of detective rey rosales. I’m ready to transfer the money to the new hope account right now. You just give me the word.
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Nick: You don’t know me. I don’t respond well to bribery and I certainly don’t like dealing with people like you.
Ashland: You shouldn’t say no out of animosity toward me. At the very least, think about the offer.
Nick: See, whether you admit it or not, you’re hoping for some kind of redemption out of this, and I just don’t think the trade-off is worth the risk.
Ashland: So you would prioritize your hatred of me over the needs of your own organization?
Nick: [ Sighs ] You’re good. See, you know that if I turn this down, this community of need badly misses out, but if i accept it, then I’m complicit in your attempts to absolve yourself. It’s clever.
Ashland: Again, think about it.
Sharon: The church is available to host a small service this afternoon.
Mariah: That’s perfect, and it even gives us time to get some refreshments, you know, to have here afterward.
Tessa: Yeah, mariah and I can take care of that.
Sharon: Um, I need to let faith know. I don’t want her to be thrown when she comes home from school.
Noah: I already texted her. She thinks it’s a great idea.
Sharon: And I think we should let chance and abby know.
Mariah: I can make up a simple program, so what kind of service do you think you want to have?
Sharon: Um…well, I’ve been thinking about what rey would want. Just something casual and loving, celebrating his wonderful life. Nothing formal or sad, just quietly joyful and, you know, that was the kind of man he was, after all. I want to do something that captures his spirit.
Mariah: We can absolutely make that happen.
Sharon: Tessa, would you sing one of rey’s favorite songs?
Tessa: I would be delighted.
Noah: And I could put together some family photos for a slide show.
Sharon: Yes, that would be lovely.
Mariah: And, mom, how do you feel — do you feel like you want to say a few words?
Sharon: Um…I don’t know if I’m ready to speak publicly about rey yet. Is that terrible? Maybe this is too soon.
Mariah: Mom, mom, it’s fine. You don’t have to.
Noah: Mom, no one is expecting anything of you, okay? One time I went to this service, and they set aside a time for quiet contemplation. If anyone was feeling compelled to speak, then they could. So there’s no pressure. You can share a spontaneous memory, good times, or, you know, just reflect on who that person was.
Sharon: That’s really beautiful. I love that, noah. And rey would really love that, too.
[ Sighs ] I’m so lucky that I have all of you here to support me when i need you the most, and I know that I am blessed to have such a strong and loving and talented family to support me at every turn.
Nikki: Nicholas, what brings you by?
Nick: You’re never gonna believe this one.
Victoria: What? What’s happened?
Nick: Ashland has gotten so desperate, he is trying to buy back his forgiveness by donating half of the money dad gave him.
Victoria: Donate? Where?
Nick: To new hope. And he said the money comes without any strings attached. But honestly, who’s gonna believe a world-class liar like him?
Victoria: Well, I mean, that’s a surprising move. What are the details?
Nick: Well, on the surface, it’s pretty simple. He is allegedly going to wire $250 million into a new hope account, which we can then use to build housing or support programs.
Nikki: Don’t tell me he wants to put his name on those buildings. That would be the most self-serving thing I’ve ever heard.
Nick: Well, here’s the ultimate chess move — he wants it done in the name of rey rosales.
Nikki: Oh, my god. How dare he take advantage of rey’s death to try to clear his name.
Nick: Which is why I want to walk away from this and tell him no. Ashland needs to see that he cannot just buy his way back into everyone’s good graces.
Nikki: Victoria, you’re awfully quiet. What do you think of this?
Victoria: I think it’s obvious. Nick needs to take every penny of that money. Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?
Nick: Vick, come on. Don’t tell me you’re falling for this. He’s just trying to chip away at your resolve. Now he’s trying to seem compassionate? It’s a joke.
Victoria: Of course it is. But why not? Why not let ashland try to buy his absolution? Why not use some of that money and put it towards something good?
Nick: Everything he’s doing is to try and win back your forgiveness.
Victoria: Exactly. So let him try, because it’s never gonna happen. Not in a million years.
Nikki: Victoria, are you sure about that?
Victoria: I am more certain about that than I am about anything.
Nick: I mean, new hope’s mission is to help others, to try and change their lives. I can’t take his dirty money.
Victoria: Then think about the end game. Ignore ashland’s motives. Think about the good that that money will do in rey’s name. Isn’t that worth it?
Tessa: I still can’t believe that he’s gone.
Mariah: I know. I know, I’m just still trying to embrace the idea that we’re moving forward with this wedding when we’re still so devastated about losing rey.
Tessa: I am grateful that we get to be there for sharon during this awful time and that she asked for our help and told us what she needed.
Mariah: Yeah, at least we’re not standing around, feeling helpless. My mom said that this memorial is her way of saying goodbye and starting the process of letting go.
Tessa: I think we should take her at her word.
[ Rustling ]
Sharon: Rey. Rey.
[ Sighs ] I miss you so much. I feel you everywhere in our home. Your spirit still lives in every room here. You know, when I come home and i come to the door, I — I expect to find you here waiting for me, and when I hear a noise upstairs, I think it’s you, moving around. I think you’re there getting ready for work, and then… and then I remember. And then it hits me all over again. Everything here reminds me of you. Your coffee cup is still sitting by the kitchen sink where you left it the last morning you were here, and I…I can’t bring myself to put it away. I hope you didn’t suffer. I hope you weren’t in any pain. And I hope you know how loved you were.
Are. Always. And I know your spirit’s always gonna be with me…protecting me. You know, I can just see you smiling at how happy tessa was about crystal. And now I know why you were so disinterested in my obsession with finding the perfect wedding gift, because you already had something in the works. And I can’t believe you didn’t breathe a word of that to me.
[ Sighs ] You know, I should be mad at you for keeping that secret. But I can’T. I mean, I can never be mad at you again.
[ Sighs ] “Stop it — stop it, sharon. Stop it.”
[ Sighs ] At least that’s what you would tell me. You gave me so many pep talks when I was sick. Who am I gonna turn to now? I don’t know how I’m gonna manage without you.
[ Sniffles ] My precious husband. Somehow I’m gonna find a way.