Young & The Restless Transcript
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Sally: You got a minute?
Adam: For my hard-working coo? Take a few. What’s going on? Looks serious.
Sally: [ Sighs ] It is.
Adam: Well, this is why we make such a good team, because we understand each other.
Sally: You think you can read my mind?
Adam: [ Sighs ] Hmm. You are concerned with matters of the heart because you know if we get victoria and ashland back together, my father will never see her the same way, and he will have no choice but to remove her from newman enterprises.
Sally: Not even close.
Adam: You got another fire for us to put out?
Sally: This is about an entirely different family business — chancellor-winters. They’re gonna be major competition for us, and I’m just wondering if there’s enough room in this town for both of us.
Lily: Okay, we have to do more than just come up with a playlist for the party.
Billy: Whoa, whoa, I’m sorry. This is not just a playlist.
Devon: No, not at all. This is the soundtrack for the entire event. It’s like one of the most important elements of the night.
Billy: And a major part of our branding. People are gonna hear this and they’re gonna think, “chancellor-winters.”
Devon: Yeah, and then all of a sudden, they’ll be dancing.
Billy: Ooh, they’re dancing. And balloons and confetti coming from the ceiling. We have a vendor for that, right?
Lily: We do, yes.
Billy: Okay, that’s right. Where are we dancing again?
Lily: Grand phoenix ballroom.
Devon: Hey, now.
Billy: A fantastic place for a party.
Devon: That’s right. We got a great guest list, don’t we?
Lily: Yeah, we do — best and brightest, big power players in business, media, the boards of philanthropic organizations we work with.
Billy: All people we want to work with in the future.
Devon: That’s right. How about press kits? Do we have that?
Lily: We do. I have it covered.
Billy: Have we thought about for the people that aren’t gonna be able to make it?
Devon: Well, we can stream it live on a couple of our platforms. We can show all the interviews, talk about the history of both companies, katherine and neil.
Billy: I mean, that sounds like a slam dunk to me.
Devon: Yeah, then we just launch this company into the stratosphere and let the world know that chancellor-winters has arrived.
Lily: Man, oh, man. Gentlemen, this is the beginning of a new era.
[ Chuckles ] For all of us.
Devon: That’s right.
Sharon: Oh, you took the best photos of the wedding, noah. Oh, look at that one. Mariah and tessa look so in love and so beautiful.
Noah: And if I may call your attention to this next photograph…
Nick: Oh, yes.
Sharon: Ooh, wow. My goodness, nick, you look, uh —
Nick: If you thought I’d be embarrassed by evidence of me in some very cool threads from the ’70s showing off my slickest dance moves, you’d be wrong.
Noah: You know, I think I can incorporate this into my next piece.
Sharon: Hmm, what title would you give that?
Noah: “Man’s inhumanity to the dance floor.”
Sharon: Mm, it has a nice ring to it.
Nick: Very funny.
[ Cellphones chime ]
Noah: Oh, family group chat.
Sharon: It’s mariah and tessa.
Noah: With photos. Not bad. Swanky little room you guys got them.
Nick: Hmm, nice.
Noah: “Sending you a link to a friend’s show in paris. It’s not far from the pompidou. Check it out if you can tear yourselves away from each other for an hour or so.”
Sharon: “Glad you’ve settled in. Have a magical time in paris.”
Nick: “Glad I could make your honeymoon dreams come true. I really am the best. Smiley face.” There you go.
Noah: You are the worst.
Nick: Agree to disagree. You miss them already?
Sharon: I was just thinking. Rey and I talked about going to paris once faith had gone off to college. We called it our “empty-nest adventure.”
Nick: You know what? Enough of this chit-chat. Time to liven things up.
Nate: Hi there, legal eagles.
Amanda: Nate, hey. Wait, what are you doing here? Devon told me that you guys had a meeting about the hamilton-winters launch party.
Nate: Yes, they’re still at it. I volunteered to grab some dinner.
Imani: How’s it going?
Nate: We still have a lot of ground to cover, but everything seems to be coming together.
Amanda: Good. That’s — that’s great.
Nate: Yeah. Am I interrupting something? Because I’m getting the distinct feeling that something’s wrong.
Amanda: We just got some news, and it wasn’t good. After years on the battlefield
Adam: Chancellor merging with hamilton-winters is not keeping me up at night, believe me.
Sally: Did you get a look at their stable of talent?
Adam: Challenges are good. And they’re nothing we can’t handle.
Sally: They have created an entertainment/media juggernaut.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Do you want to know what they have that we don’t? A major liability — billy abbott. I mean, the man has a built-in self-destruct mode that can go off at any minute. And you’re afraid that we can’t compete? They’re the ones that should be afraid. With everything that we have in the pipeline, they should be shaking in their shoes. They can’t touch our tech.
Sally: Alright. Let the competition begin.
[ Cellphone rings ] Who is it?
Adam: Hello, dad. Uh…yes, I understand. Well, thank you for letting me know.
Sally: What’d he say?
Billy: Okay, so I think it’s time to focus on some more important matters.
Lily: Okay, what do you have in mind?
Billy: Well, we need to get clear on our messaging. We need to make sure that all our divisions are in one place and they know what they’re doing, and most importantly, we need to land on our logo.
Billy: It’s gonna be everywhere. It’s gonna represent us, and it needs to be good.
Devon: Absolutely. I think that it should represent family unity, right? We’re a new company, but we’re also familiar to people. Brother and sister.
Lily: Yep, forging a new legacy.
Devon: Yeah, I love that.
Lily: This is really gonna work, huh?
Devon: Hell, yeah. I can see katherine and neil looking at us right now.
Lily: Oh, yeah, they’re probably just wondering what took us so long. But I know they are loving this.
Imani: You were so wonderful, helping us find a doctor to help care for our mother.
Amanda: Yeah, but she called us today and informed us that she’s having more frequent heart palpitations.
Imani: And I’m worried that this could be an indication of a more serious heart problem, which would put her at a higher risk for a stroke.
Amanda: But I am trying to warn imani not to jump to the worst possible conclusion.
Imani: I’m sorry we all can’t be stoic about this.
Amanda: Just because I don’t burst into tears at the mere mention of —
Imani: I’m scared, okay? And I am not gonna apologize for how I feel.
Amanda: I’m just saying that we should wait and see what her doctor has to say.
Nate: Have you scheduled an appointment?
Amanda: No, not yet, but naya did give him permission to contact us, and he’s gonna share any information that he learns from her latest evaluation.
Nate: And how’s she doing otherwise?
Imani: According to mom, she’s been taking her medication religiously and keeping a careful record of her symptoms.
Nate: And there’s no previous indication of heart disease or any other serious condition?
Amanda: No, no.
Nate: Then it bears repeating that thousands of patients live with a-fib and it’s completely treatable.
Amanda: Which means no need to panic.
Imani: It’s always nice to hear it from a doctor’s mouth.
Nate: Okay. Don’t panic.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Amanda: Oh, it’s — it’s mom’s doctor.
Nate: Take it.
Amanda: I’ll be right back. Hello? Yes, this is amanda sinclair.
Nate: Did you want that to be a three-way call?
Imani: No, amanda’s the right one for this. She’s better at keeping her heart out of the matter. When it comes to me and my mother, I get so emotional.
Nate: Yeah, I understand. I’m close to my mother as well.
Imani: Amanda cares for her very deeply, but it’s different for me. That woman raised me. She taught me everything I know. She’s been a part of my life since I took my first breath. And since my grandfather went to prison, we’ve gotten even closer.
Nate: Makes sense. There’s no one around to control you. You’re free to have a different, freer kind of relationship.
Imani: Mom’s afraid. I know it. I can feel it. And I believe you when you say that her condition might not be dire, but I just can’t stand the thought of losing my mother now. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…
Sharon: Oh, this is your idea of livening things up?
Nick: Yeah, I’m gonna make beverages in the festive variety for all of us.
Sharon: Well, this is my place of business. I can do it.
Nick: I used to work here, too. Hey, do you remember when we tended bar together?
Noah: Yeah, I still got the scars, man.
Nick: Here’s what I’m thinking — you and me, milkshake party for new hope. We can, you know, chuck some ice cream pints back and forth. We’ll take the chocolate, move it around, behind the back, doing all this kind of stuff, you know, up in the —
Noah: This guy is out of control, man. You’re just asking me to be in my next piece.
Nick: No, no, no, no, no. I will wow the crowds and give them exactly what they want and impress them with my milkshake moves, milkshake moves. Let’s go, come on. Who’s up?
Nate: Are you feeling better now?
Imani: Thank you so much.
Nate: If you’ll excuse me for a moment.
Imani: Oh, of course.
Elena: Hi. I thought you had a meeting at chancellor tonight. I decided to pick up dinner for us on my way back from the hospital.
Nate: Wow, great minds think alike. I was gonna grab you some dinner, then steal a kiss or two, then head back to my meeting.
Elena: Oh, well, that’s so sweet of you. Thank you. So did imani volunteer to carry your takeout bags or…?
Nate: [ Chuckles ] She is here with amanda. Their mother got some troubling news about her health.
Elena: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.
Nate: I did my best to try to convince her that everything should be okay. Thank you. Why don’t I drive you home so you can dig into your food?
Elena: No, no, no. You get back to your meeting. I’ll stay and offer my doctorly advice in case they have any questions.
Amanda: Elena, hi.
Imani: What did the doctor say?
Amanda: Well, he said that there is no cause for concern because there is no evidence of any serious underlying condition.
Nate: Does he want you to schedule additional check-ups?
Amanda: Yeah, just to monitor the situation. And mom has to call if she has any other episodes.
Imani: So she’ll be alright?
Amanda: If she follows her doctor’s orders, she will be fine.
Imani: [ Sighs ] Thank god.
Elena: That’s great news.
Nate: Did you want me to give devon an update?
Amanda: No. I just — I didn’t get a chance to tell him about this, and i wanted to wait until I had more information. And he has so much on his mind right now. I just —
Nate: Okay, I’ll leave that up to you, then.
Amanda: Thank you.
Nate: I’ll see you later tonight.
Amanda: Night, nate.
Elena: You ladies mind if i join you for a drink?
Amanda: No, no, absolutely not. Please.
Adam: Victoria and nikki are going out of town so victoria can “clear her head.”
Sally: She’s going on vacation?
Adam: It must have been terribly stressful for her to realize that she almost handed over the company to her con artist husband, and then was saved by yours truly. I mean, the poor woman, she deserves a little downtime at a european spa.
Sally: The self-care rituals of the rich and powerful.
Adam: Why can’t dad see that she’s unfit to run newman?
Sally: It’s up to us to open his eyes.
Adam: Well, victoria and ashland are never gonna find their way back to each other if she’s on a different continent.
Sally: Yeah, but how long does a spa trip take, a week, two?
Adam: She can’t come back soon enough.
Sally: You really want this to happen fast.
Adam: Victoria and ashland are clearly interested in reuniting, so I just would appreciate if they would stop avoiding the inevitable and move it along.
Sally: Okay, let’s just take a minute and consider another option. Perhaps this trip isn’t actually an obstacle in our path. What if it’s a blessing in disguise?
You never know
Sally: From the looks of things, ashland isn’t going anywhere. We’ve only started laying the groundwork to convince him not to give up on victoria and victoria to forgive him.
Adam: So how does my sister’s stay at a european spa help us achieve our goal?
Sally: Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and all of that. The more distance victoria puts between them, the more she misses him.
Adam: Do you really believe that? Or are you just trying to talk me down?
Sally: [ Sighs ] We have to be patient. We knew from the beginning this was going to be a slow and challenging scheme.
Adam: Well, the more time that passes, the less predictable things are gonna become. We cannot fail.
Sally: Because if we do, you will not become the ceo of newman enterprises.
Adam: And you will lose you shot at becoming ceo of newman media. I know how much you’ve enjoyed your brief tenure in that chair.
Sally: [ Sighs ]
Adam: Can you really live being stuck in second place when you know how good it feels to be number one?
Nick: [ Sighs ]
Noah: That mocha was —
Sharon: Surprisingly delicious.
Nick: Why are you shocked? I was an owner of this place, too, at one point.
Sharon: No, I’m just saying.
Nick: You think it was a fluke? Fine, I’ll make you another.
Sharon: No, no more caffeine. I will not be able to sleep tonight.
Nick: Okay, I’ll skip the caffeine and go right to just a tower of whipped cream. Chocolate shavings, little cherry on top?
Noah: Oh, it is your favorite part of any drink.
Sharon: It is not.
Nick: It most certainly is. We have many photos proving that you love whipped cream. Lots of memories. You love all things frothy, sharon.
Sharon: Okay, fine, guilty as charged. But no more drinks.
Nick: Alright. But you could do some chocolate.
Sharon: Now you’re talking.
Both: Double fudge brownie.
Noah: Coming right up. And by that, I mean dad will go get one for you and for me, ’cause we both know how much you hate eating brownies alone.
Nick: I live to serve.
Noah: And make sure that’s floating on top of a giant cloud of whipped cream, okay?
Sharon: With a cherry on top.
Noah: And there’s an extra little tip in it for you if you dance it out to the table.
Imani: I hate this feeling of helplessness, like there’s nothing we can do for mom.
Elena: That’s not true at all. There’s plenty you can do. You can go with her to all of her appointments.
Amanda: And I will check in on her more often, I promise.
Imani: At least we have friends like nate and you, of course, elena, to hold our hands through all of this.
Elena: It’s difficult being called on to care for our elders when we’re used to being the ones who are cared for. I moved in with my uncle jett when he got sick, until he was back on his feet, and I remember feeling really scared, not knowing what was gonna happen next. But in the end, he recovered. And luckily, I ended up starting a whole new life here in genoa city.
Imani: Are you saying you originally came to town for your uncle?
Elena: Yeah, yeah, a few years ago now. That’s actually how I met devon. His sister ana is my uncle jett’s daughter.
Imani: And you and devon were together for quite some time.
Elena: I don’t know if I’d say all that.
Imani: Ah, and then you started dating nate. But, you know, I never heard the juicy part in the middle of the story. Like, why did you and devon call it quits? I mean, if you don’t mind sharing.
Elena: [ Chuckles ]
Devon: I was about to send out a search-and-rescue team for you.
Nate: I’m sorry that took longer than expected.
Billy: No harm, no foul as long as it’s as good as it smells.
Nate: I hope you managed to nail down some details while i was gone.
Devon: Yeah, we were actually able to accomplish a lot.
Billy: Yeah, I’ll e-mail you a bunch of notes that I took.
Nate: Thanks. You know, I’ve been thinking a lot about this, not just the launch, but some of the ideas we discussed about the company moving forward.
Lily: Yeah, let’s hear it.
Nate: Well, this merger’s gonna generate a lot of attention, and I think you need to promote the company not just as a family business whose combined entities will continue to make an impact on a regional and national level, but one that’s going to —
Lily: Prepare for global domination?
Nate: Yes, absolutely. Go big.
Devon: Big? You sound like a real risk-taker, man.
Nate: [ Chuckles ] Why not?
Devon: Well, I mean, we’ve always known you as a guy to be really more like a “follow the rules” type of dude, you know?
Lily: I know. Who knew that nate was this business phenom just waiting to be unleashed?
Devon: Been suppressing all this pent-up frustration or something?
Nate: No, no, I wouldn’t say I was frustrated before. It’s more like I’m filled with an aspiration I never knew existed until now, you know?
Nate: So please raise your expectation.
Lily: Wow, okay, you hired him.
Devon: I — no, that was you, actually.
Nate: It was a group decision. You brought me into the fold, and I intend to make the two of you and neil very proud.
Lily: Aww. [ Chuckles ] For people who are a little intense about hydration.
“The young and the restless”
Amanda: Elena’s past is her business.
Imani: I didn’t realize it was top secret.
Amanda: Maybe you didn’t realize, but my sister has a really hard time knowing when to stop.
Imani: Okay, yes, I can be a little too curious. Good thing I’m not a cat.
Amanda: You don’t need to answer that.
Imani: No, we’re all friends. What you say will not be used against you.
Amanda: Why don’t we just change the subject?
Elena: Okay, hey, hey, hey. It’s fine. I don’t mind talking about it.
Imani: Oh, okay, good. Tell me all the details and don’t leave anything out. What? She said she doesn’t mind.
Elena: Okay. Unfortunately, as much as devon and I loved each other, I think we were growing apart.
Amanda: That is elena’s polite way of saying that it is all my fault.
Elena: That is not true.
Amanda: Okay, 65%. My job brought me to town, and little did I know, I looked exactly like devon’s deceased wife.
Imani: Mm, hilary.
Elena: Her twin. But none of us knew that at the time.
Amanda: If it wasn’t for nate pushing me to get that dna test…
Imani: So you were dating nate and you were dating devon. How did everything end?
Elena: Nate and I worked together. We spent a lot of hours in the clinic together. And he was just really kind and supportive when it felt like devon was pulling away from me. And one night, we gave in to our attraction.
Imani: No. No, you didn’T.
Amanda: Imani, just —
Imani: No, I’m just saying neither you nor nate seem like —
Elena: The type of people who would do something like that. Yeah, we didn’t think so either. But I guess there’s just something undeniable between us.
Imani: That must have been a very painful time for everyone involved.
Elena: It was. For amanda, as well, since she was seeing nate at the time.
Amanda: Yeah, but we weren’t serious.
Elena: Still, it was a betrayal.
Imani: So how did devon find out?
Elena: I told him everything.
Imani: He must have been furious.
Elena: Yeah, and rightfully so. He ended things with me and he got in a huge fight with nate. Permanently injuring his hand. That’s actually the reason why nate can’t perform surgery anymore. And it’s one of the reasons why he’s chosen to change his career path.
Imani: Which brings us to now. Amanda and devon, you and nate. That’s incredible. After all the people who got hurt and the lives that were forever changed, you guys are all so close again. That says a lot.
Amanda: So do you, imani. Too much.
Imani: [ Chuckles ] Well, it’s good to know that time really can heal some wounds.
Elena: Yeah, time and a lot of hard work to earn forgiveness. But I think everything worked out how it was meant to.
Elena: And not only are we neighbors, but we are also friends.
Amanda: To good friends who have already been through the worst.
Elena: Yes, so the best is yet to come.
[ Laughter ]
Nate: We burned through more than half the items on our list.
Devon: We sure did, and i suggest that we leave the rest of the decisions for tomorrow. Tackle them in the morning.
Lily: Oh, come on, really? We just got our second wind. You’re gonna leave?
Nate: You and billy work together and live together. You’re not constantly trying to carve out some time for your partner the way I am.
Lily: Okay, fine, whatever. Get out. Go home.
Devon: [ Chuckles ]
Billy: Alright, thanks, guys. We’ll see you tomorrow.
Lily: Bye. Good night. Well, that was a productive meeting.
Billy: Yeah, it was good.
Lily: Anything else you want to say about it?
Billy: No, I think everybody’s on the same page.
Lily: Are we, though?
Billy: What exactly do you mean by that?
Lily: Well, it just seemed like after nate got here, you were kind of in a mood.
Billy: I was in a mood? Why would I be in a mood? No.
Lily: Well, I mean, the other day, devon mentioned that you might be uncomfortable because you’re the only person in the c-suite who’s not family and was wondering if you feel awkward about it.
Billy: And now you’re wondering the same thing.
Lily: Well, I mean, it was in the back of my mind, and now it is in the front of my mind when I saw how quiet you got when we were all chatting. So are you really okay with this merger?
Billy: I am so excited to be a part of this team. I really am. Just as much today as I was when we first started, okay? But the truth?
Billy: It’s a little bit difficult sometimes. You know, when you and your family, you and your brother, batting it around a little and you’re baiting each other, it’s great, I love it, you know? I think it’s wonderful, but it’s just a reminder every time, when you start talking about neil, that I’m not part of the family. And maybe that means my position here at the company is not quite as important, you know? The passion that you have, it comes from a different place.
Lily: Yeah, but your contributions are just as important to me as nate’s and devon’S.
Billy: Well, thank you. I appreciate you saying that. Look, this is just something i need to figure out on my own. You know, I need to find my place in this new structure, that’s all.
Lily: Anything I can do to help?
Billy: No, you’re good. I’m gonna do it on my own, but thank you.
Lily: Okay. Well, take all the time that you need.
Sally: Let me give it to you straight.
Adam: I expect no less.
Sally: I didn’t just enjoy my all-too-temporary reign as ceo of newman media. I loved it, every minute of it.
Adam: I am aware.
Sally: Because I love working and creating and seeing a vision through, and, yes, I won’t deny, I enjoy the power. So if having that again is off the table, then I will have to tell you that I’m out. I’m gone, and I will strike out on my own. But I can’t say that, because I’m not going anywhere.
Adam: Well, then I guess i better make sure that I show you how much I appreciate you sticking around.
Sally: You took a leap of faith on me, hiring me as your coo. And it is my absolute pleasure to be your right-hand woman. Staying here at newman media with you is my top priority.
Adam: It’s good to know that I have you in my corner.
Sally: You’ve got me wherever you want me. So no more talk of possible failure. Only positive thoughts and plans.
Adam: Well, you are the expert at seeing five moves ahead. What do we now?
Sally: This. Of course you’ve seen underwear that fits like this…
Billy: What is the nature of insecurity? You know, that feeling that you’re not enough — where does that come from? Maybe it’s a — a rational awareness about your own inabilities. Maybe it’s a little self-pity. Could probably be a little bit of ego in there. You know, not enough people telling you just how great you are. And, look, maybe that is too harsh and maybe that is too cynical. This could simply be a byproduct of the human experience. Whatever it is, I imagine most people want to feel the ground underneath their feet. They want to know that they’re in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing. And that’s the challenging part because there is no one that is going to be able to tell you if you are. That truth…
[ Sighs ] That truth lies with you. Which brings you right back around to insecurity and the wonder — where is your place in this world?
Sharon: That was so fun.
Nick: Well, I know it’s not paris, but…
Sharon: But you got me laughing and I got to see you dance again.
Nick: Well, consider yourself lucky. Not many people get to see that twice in one week.
Sharon: Thank you. It was nice spending time with family. I wish faith could’ve been here, but she’s off with moses.
Nick: You mentioned an empty nest earlier. It’s gonna be hard on you when she leaves, right?
Sharon: Well, I know that faith was off at boarding school at one point, but this is different. When she goes off to college, it’ll be the end of — no, you know what? It’ll be the beginning of her real adult life. A true goodbye on a different level, actually. You know, when she walks out that door for the last time, she steps into the new phase of her life…
Nick: It’s not gonna be easy.
Sharon: I’m gonna miss her like crazy. But don’t you dare tell her i said that because I don’t want her putting her life on hold for any reason whatsoever. I want her to get out there, do things, learn things, meet people, and just become the person she was meant to be.
Nick: Yeah, I want that, too. Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with me.
Devon: Hey. Oh. This is more than just a welcome-home hug.
Amanda: Been a long day.
Devon: What’s wrong?
Amanda: [ Sighs ] Nothing, just — nothing, it’s just my mom is having more frequent a-fib symptoms, and I know that it’s to be expected. I just — I’m sitting here and it’s just — it’s hitting me harder than I thought.
Devon: I’m sorry.
Amanda: But nate and naya’s doctor, they both say there’s nothing to worry about, at least not yet.
Devon: Well, that’s good news, right?
Amanda: Yeah, yeah, no, it is.
Devon: So tell me, why did nate hear about this before i did?
Elena: Mm. Mm! Tell me I’m not still dreaming.
Nate: [ Chuckles ]
[ Clears throat ] Why don’t I take you upstairs and tuck you into bed?
Elena: Mm, mnh-mnh. I’m up. How was your meeting?
Nate: It was good. Great, even.
Elena: You know, every time you talk about your job, your face lights up. I’m so happy for you.
Nate: I’m happy for me, too.
[ Both laugh ] So how was hanging out with amanda and imani?
Elena: It was fine on the surface.
Nate: Mnh-mnh. Should I be worried?
Elena: I wouldn’t say all that, but…keep your eyes open. Imani is definitely after you. Go with simparica trio it’s triple protection made simple!
Nate: Imani’s a flirt. She is harmless.
Elena: She certainly loved having you to comfort her today.
Nate: She was upset about her mother. She wanted some reassurance.
Elena: That may be true, but she wants more than that from you.
Nate: Did she say something to you?
Elena: No, she didn’t have to. I could tell.
Nate: You could tell? Okay. Whatever imani may or may not be thinking, there’s only one woman in my heart and on my mind. So please don’t feel threatened by her.
Elena: I don’t, because nothing is gonna come between us.
Amanda: It’s not like I went looking for nate. Imani and I, we were at society and he came in to grab some dinner, and that’s it.
Devon: Yeah, but I must’ve seen him probably like 15 minutes after that, and he never mentioned any of this to me.
Amanda: Well, that’s — that’s actually because I asked him not to. I wanted to be the one to tell you. I wanted to wait till you were done with all of your business for the day. I didn’t want to distract you.
Devon: You’re never a distraction to me. Don’t ever think that, please. When something happens to you, it happens to me, too.
Amanda: Well, I don’t want you to drop everything for every minor emergency.
Devon: It’s not about me dropping everything. It’s about you not holding back if you have something to share. People can cover for me if things get rough. Lily’s there. She can cover. It’s fine. If you have something to talk about, talk to me.
Amanda: I know, but —
Devon: Do you? I’m serious. I want to be there for you, alright? Never doubt that for a second.
Billy: When is insecurity just a passing phase and when does it become a chronic flaw? What’s it take to get yourself out of that place you find yourself in? You feel alone, I get it. Most importantly, I feel that way, too.
Sharon: I know I won’t really be alone when faith goes off to college. I’ll have mariah.
Nick: And what about noah? You just have to think about dinner and he shows up.
Sharon: [ Chuckles ] That’s true.
Noah: You guys say something?
Nick: No. See? Baby bird’s never leaving the nest, no matter how badly we want to kick him out. Plus, you’re forgetting about someone.
Nick: Me. I’m not going anywhere. And if you get lonely and you want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet, you can always come over and hang out with christian.
Sharon: Does he still like to have his bedtime stories read to him?
Nick: He can be convinced. Especially if it’s you.
Sharon: Well, then I might have to take you up on that.
Adam: Well, that was quite the diversion.
Sally: [ Chuckles ] Now we can talk about what our next move is to get ashland and victoria back together.
Adam: While making sure dad doesn’t know what we’re up to.
Sally: [ Sighs ]
Adam: He’s having ashland watched, so we could get caught up in that surveillance.
Sally: Well, then we will just have to be very, very careful. Stay off of victor’s radar.
Adam: His goal is to get ashland as far away from genoa city as possible.
Sally: Can’t any of your dad’s hobbies keep him busy, like a golf tournament or a boxing camp?
Adam: [ Chuckles ] Hold up.
Sally: Was it something i said?
Adam: A crisis — a crisis that would take his focus off of ashland and force it elsewhere.
Sally: What kind of crisis do you have in mind?