Young & The Restless Transcript
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Nick: Thank you. Listen, I know I told you that I would be free to talk about work whenever you need me. But now is not a good time.
Sally: Believe me, I am fine with not talking about newman media. I actually just came by here hoping to run into sharon because we had a good talk earlier about your brother actually, who happens to be the most confusing, infuriating, and exasperating human I have ever known.
Nick: Didn’t you earlier say you were sorry you ever got involved with him in the first place? I mean, I guess I can understand why you want to commiserate with sharon. She certainly can relate.
Sally: Yeah, but, I mean, sharon has been just as baffled by adam’s decisions lately as i have, but you could tell that we had a real connection.
Nick: Listen, listen, listen, I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude. But I’m sorry, I cannot talk about the drama between you and adam right now. It is the least of my concerns.
Sally: Your bad mood seems to be more than just a simple, frustrating day at the office. What happened?
Nick: [ Sighs ]
Michael: That’s exactly what I wanted to hear. Alright. Done. Everyone on your security team has been briefed.
Victor: Alright. The less is said, the better.
Michael: I’ll make sure that’s perfectly clear.
Victor: And by the way, I want to thank you, michael. I appreciate what you have done tonight. Nice to know that I can call on my old friend michael baldwin to help my family through a very difficult time. I’ll not soon forget this. I promise you.
Phyllis: Hey, baby girl.
Phyllis: There you are. Oh! Okay, I know you’ve probably had a long day. Thank you for squeezing in your mom. We can have some bonding time, finally.
Summer: Mom is the reason why you wanted to see me without kyle so that you can bash diane without offending him? I… [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: Okay. No, no, no. Not at all. Summer, I mean, we’ve had a lifetime together, never, never bringing up diane jenkins. Can we go back to that, please?
Summer: [ Sighs ] Yes, okay, good. ‘Cause, honestly, it has been a struggle being caught in the middle between you and kyle, and you and jack, all while I’m trying to juggle this international move and getting harrison resettled and then relaunching a major company from its new headquarters. It’s just, like…
Phyllis: Okay, alright, I get it, I get it, I get it. I’m sure it’s a very difficult time and very hectic.
Summer: [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: Let’s have fun. Alright? First round’s on me. The second round’s on me. Third round’s on me.
[ Both laugh ]
Nick: No offense, but I don’t want to talk about tonight, or anything else for that matter. Don’t take it personally.
Sally: I won’T. I mean, it’s obvious that you’ve been through the wringer. Maybe you should just go home and get some sleep.
Nick: Yeah, I’d really like to do that, but I can’t because I’m waiting around for a bunch of other shoes to drop.
Sally: Well, that sounds ominous.
Nick: I’m not trying to sound mysterious. In fact, I’m sure you’ll hear all about it when you show up to work in the morning.
Sally: Yeah, um… about that.
[ Sighs ] We won’t be seeing each other at work in the morning.
Sally: Look, I wasn’t going to say anything, because you didn’t want to talk about work. But I have made a decision. I’m going to call victoria in the morning and tell her that I changed my mind. I’m going to respectfully decline the ceo position.
Nick: The hell you are.
Michael: Shouldn’t be long before we hear from chance about what the gcpd found at the scene of the crash. But if you want to go back to the ranch and check on victoria, I can keep you updated.
Victor: Ah, no. I just, um, know that nikki will take very good care of her. Okay? And I don’t want victoria to be upset by any bad news that chance might have.
Michael: Well, then it’s better we meet him here.
Victor: By the way, I realize it’s late. Why don’t you go home to lauren, okay? I can handle it.
Michael: [ Chuckles ] Thank you for being so considerate of my work-life balance. But I am not about to let you talk with chance without having your attorney present. Look, he may be your son-in-law, but he’s a damn good cop. And, um, he’s going to have a lot of questions.
[ Cellphone rings ] Talking about the devil. Yes, chance? What news do you have?
Nick: What happened? Why change your mind? I mean, earlier, you were so fired up about leading newman media. You pitched yourself as the perfect person for the job.
Sally: I know, and i so appreciate you and victoria giving me a shot at it.
Nick: Then why walk away now? Is this some kind of negotiating tactic?
Sally: No, it is nothing like that. I just — I learned something earlier. Adam was in here tonight, and I heard him talking with sharon. I overheard him telling her what I had suspected all along. He admitted that the only reason he broke up with me was because he felt like it was best for me. He didn’t admit it to my face, but it’s a real motive behind him breaking things off.
Nick: Do you think we don’t know that already? And who cares? It shouldn’t change anything.
Sally: Yeah, but it does, because I’m not okay with him making that sacrifice.
Nick: Well, adam doesn’t care what you think, obviously. He made this decision without consulting you, and he’s lying to you, and he’s continuing to lie to you.
Sally: It was a terrible, stupid mistake on adam’s part, but I know he believes he’s doing the right thing.
Nick: You’re just making excuses for him, just like sharon did and chelsea and just like victoria did for ashland.
Sally: That is not what I’m doing.
Nick: Sally, what is wrong with you? You’ve got this incredible opportunity. It is right in front of your face. You just have to grab it. And you’re willing to throw it all away for this guy who stomped on your heart with both feet. Is this all the self-respect you have?
Sally: Why are you being so harsh? I bet this has more to do with what your sister just went through than it does with me. So please don’t put all your baggage on me. You don’t know me that well.
Nick: You’re right, you’re right, and I’m sorry, and you can do whatever you want. But please don’t confuse adam treating like dirt as this sign of this incredible love that you have. Don’t do that. A lot of women have made that mistake with him.
[ Cellphone pings ]
[ Sighs ] I got to go, sally. I really hope you reconsider this terrible and rash decision that you’re making.
Sally: [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: Oh, trust me, I know what it’s like to juggle home life and business. Trust me.
Summer: [ Chuckles ]
Phyllis: I know. [ Chuckles ] I’m not doing much of that anymore, but, you know, the grand phoenix is now a well-oiled machine. It leaves me a little bit of time for other things.
Summer: I’m sure there’s still plenty to keep you busy.
Phyllis: You know, not really. So, I mean, if you need a little bit of help, I’m here.
Summer: Oh, I mean, I wasn’t complaining. I know that kyle and i are going to figure things out.
Phyllis: Oh, for sure, for sure. I believe in you. Listen, I’m sure it was difficult. Chelsea, you know, pulling out of her commitment as lead designer.
Summer: Oh, yeah. I mean, it was, but I really can’t fault her for making that decision. I mean, she’s got to prioritize her mental health. We all know how fragile that can be. I’m just glad that she did it now, rather than later, after we already invested tons of time and energy and money into promoting her new line.
Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Yeah. What about the person she recommended? How’s that going?
Summer: We’re in talks, so, hopefully, that’ll work out.
Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. Well, I can’t help you with that.
[ Both chuckle ] Yeah. How about marketing? I mean, the position that you offered me — is that still available?
Summer: Mom, that was months ago. Of course I filled the position.
Phyllis: Of course, of course, but I just figured maybe because you guys are relocating to genoa city, maybe the person in that position didn’t want to relocate.
Summer: I’m a bit confused as to why this is coming up now. Are you seriously asking if you can come to work at marchetti? Cleaning spell, cleaning spell…
Phyllis: Well, I don’t know why you’re so surprised that I’m bringing up this job at marchetti. I mean, you don’t know how close I was to, you know, moving to italy and kissing everything here in genoa city goodbye.
Summer: Still, you had good reasons for turning it down.
Phyllis: Yeah, I had good reasons. I just wasn’t ready to leave. But, I mean, now that you’re moving the headquarters to genoa city, that’s amazing. If I would have taken it, it would have been the best of both worlds.
Summer: I thought you really were happy running the hotel.
Phyllis: Don’t get me wrong. I really love it there. But, you know, it’s not like it was in the beginning. You know, when you’re trying to create a business and get everything running, it’s very, very challenging and rewarding. I mean, you know.
Summer: [ Sighs ] Mom, I need you to be really honest with me right now. How much of this sudden interest in working in marchetti has to do with the fact that kyle just hired diane?
Chloe: Hey, sally.
Sally: Hi. Thank you for coming by so late and on such short notice.
Chloe: Yeah. Not a problem. The kids are asleep and, well, kevin has been so supportive. He knows how excited I am about our new venture.
Sally: Yeah, um, about that.
Chloe: Oh, no. Bad news? Did nick and victoria rescind their job offer?
Sally: No, no, it’s nothing like that. The job is mine if I still want it.
Chloe: [ Chuckles ] “Still want it”? Is there even a question?
Sally: I just have to admit, I’m a little torn over this whole thing.
Chloe: Okay, it isn’t a total shock. When we spoke earlier, you weren’t as enthusiastic as I expected you’d be. But what’s up? Are you offended that the newmans want you to go through a probationary period, or are you having a last-minute crisis of confidence?
Sally: No, I know that I can do this job. I told nick and victoria my ideas, and they loved it. It’s why they were willing to give me this chance.
Chloe: Okay. So, then what’s the problem?
[ Scoffs ] This is about adam… isn’t it?
Nick: Dad, michael, what’s the latest?
Victor: Son, I just got a call from chance. He’s going to come over and fill us in.
Nick: Did he say anything on the phone about what they’ve learned?
Nick: How about vick? How’s she doing?
Victor: Uh, she is resting at the ranch. You know, your mother is taking good care of her. I don’t want her to be upset by any news that chance may have.
Nick: Yeah, she’s, uh, been through enough already.
Victor: Boy, has she ever. My heart goes out to your sister. My goodness. I’ll fill her in, in the morning.
Nick: You know, you two seem remarkably calm, considering what has happened. You sure you don’t know more?
Michael: I see no reason for alarm at this point. If ashland hasn’t been located yet, I have no doubt he will be found soon. Chance has organized a thorough search.
Victor: I have my men watching all over town. Suffice it to say, the noose around that bastard’s neck is tightening. And when he is caught, victoria can press charges.
Michael: In my opinion, there’s more than enough to charge ashland and keep him in jail while he awaits trial. And you witnessed the struggle he had with victoria. And we can always mention the fact that he defied kyle’s restraining order. I mean, the man is clearly a threat to the safety of the community.
Victor: There certainly is that.
Nick: So, that’s why you two seem so nonchalant about this? You both think the end of the actual locke nightmare is coming?
Victor: Well, I’m certain this will all turn out the way it should.
[ Telephone rings ] Send him in.
[ Receiver clicks ]
[ Doorknob rattles ]
Chance: So, as promised, I’m here with an update.
Victor: Hello, chance.
Michael: Thank you for coming over. I know it’s been a long, busy night for you.
Nick: Last time we talked, you said the police found a car at the bottom of the ravine. Was it ashland?
Chance: Yes, it was.
Nick: Was he in it?
Chance: Yes. He was behind the wheel.
Chance: No. Ashland locke is dead.
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Chloe: So, was I right about adam earlier? Is he angry with you for staying on at newman when he decided to quit? Is that why he broke up with you?
Sally: [ Sighs ] You have it backwards, chloe. Adam broke up with me so that I can stay here. He knew that victoria would never agree to keep me on as long as we were still together, that she could never trust me to somehow not be conspiring with him. So he came up with some bogus story about not wanting to be with me because victor wouldn’t approve.
Chloe: Oh, my god. That is just so hurtful.
Sally: I knew that that’s not how he really felt, which is exactly what you saw us arguing about earlier. And then tonight, I confirmed it. I overheard him admitting to sharon that he only cut me loose so that our relationship wouldn’t get in the way of my job here at newman media.
Chloe: And let me guess, you confronted him right away.
Sally: Of course. I told him that this was a huge mistake and that he would regret it for the rest of his life, once I had moved on with someone else.
Chloe: Good for you.
Sally: But then I also
[Sighs] Told him that I didn’t want to get the job this way and that I would
[Inhaling deeply] Be turning in my resignation first thing in the morning.
Chloe: Okay. I — I’m not going to freak out right away, because I’m sure you just said that in the heat of the moment, and by now you’ve calmed down and realize that quitting would just be crazy. Right?
Phyllis: Summer, why do you think that everything has to do with diane jenkins now?
Summer: Because I know you, mom. It would be just like you to decide that you needed to be on the marchetti premises so that you could keep a close eye on her.
Phyllis: No, no, that’s not what I’m doing. Trust me when I say I am doing everything to keep out of that woman’s path. Absolutely everything. And in fact, that’s the reason I never brought up the marchetti position in the first place, because of her. Seriously. But then I said, “you know what, phyllis? You know what? You cannot let that woman influence your life.”
Summer: Somehow I find that hard to believe.
Phyllis: Well, it’s true. Believe it. I mean, honestly, do I think it’s a mistake that kyle hired her? Yeah. Do I think it’s going to be a disaster? Yes. But it’s a decision that kyle made, and he’s going to have to suffer the consequences.
Summer: Okay, so, you’re basically telling me that you’re hoping that hiring diane turns into a catastrophe that’s going to blow up in all of our faces so that you’re proven right.
Phyllis: Summer, why do you keep on talking about her? You’re the one doing it, not me. Let’s not even talk about diane jenkins. It’s not about her. It’s about us working together, doing something creative together. I mean, we had so much fun when we worked together before. Remember?
Summer: Of course I do.
Phyllis: Yes, so that’s what I’m talking about. We need to do that again. Imagine flying all over the world, going to fashion shows, meeting top designers. How much fun, just working together, mother and daughter. I mean, that’s the reason why you wanted to hire me in the first place.
Nick: So, ashland’s dead? I was hoping he would survive the crash.
Chance: Well, sorry, nick.
Nick: Did your investigators say anything about it? Did he die from injuries sustained during the crash?
Michael: Those are questions for the medical examiner.
Chance: Yeah, we’ll have to wait for the autopsy report to know that for sure.
Nick: Alright, can you just please keep us posted on results?
Chance: I’ll share what seems necessary.
Victor: Anyway, chance, thank you for delivering this extraordinary news. Rather tragic, isn’t it?
Chance: Would you like to break the news to victoria?
Victor: Yeah, I’ll take care of that.
Chance: Okay. Victor, you never mentioned how you ended up at victoria’s place. Did she tell you what happened? Or nick?
Victor: Neither. My security team told me that something was amiss.
Chance: Your security team? Why is this the first time that I’m hearing about this?
Victor: Because that’s the first time you asked me that question, okay? I have no time to tell you. I employed my security team, asked them to watch victoria’s house, once I found out that ashland locke was in town. I wanted her to be safe. They watched her house for a discreet distance.
Chance: Okay, and what did they see?
Victor: They saw nick just go to the front door, knock on it. And then when there was no response, they became suspicious because they knew that victoria was in the house.
Nick: Yeah, I, uh — I just assumed she was asleep, but I didn’t want to leave, because it didn’t feel right. So I went around the side of the house, to the back. Your guys must have seen me do that.
Chance: Did your guys follow him back there, victor? We hit the bike trails every weekend
“The young and the restless”
Summer: I have to admit, I have been a little bit jealous that kyle is getting to work with his mother when I missed my opportunity to work with mine.
Phyllis: That’s what I’m talking about. I miss it, too.
Summer: [ Chuckles ]
Phyllis: Oh, let’s make this happen.
Summer: Okay, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. I still have to run all of this by kyle, and I have a feeling he’s not going to be too thrilled at the prospect of you and diane getting in each other’s faces every day.
Phyllis: Mnh-mnh, that’s not an issue. I’m not going to get in her face, honestly.
Summer: [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: I mean, [Sighs] Yeah, I had a hard time letting go of all the absolutely horrible, horrible things she did to me. And I did throw my relationship with jack in her face, and, you know, that blew up. But, hey, listen, I’m not going to let anything or anyone jeopardize my relationship with you.
Summer: I believe what you’re saying. I just — I’m not sure that you can stop yourself from feuding with diane.
Phyllis: It’s not an issue, summer. I mean, I-I won’t even see her there, really, or if I do, I’ll just stay clear. Listen, why are we talking about diane again? Why are we doing that?
[ Chuckles ] Let’s talk about this job. Okay, so — so, what do you think? Something in marketing?
Summer: Um, no, I’m thinking something much more glamorous for you.
Summer: Maybe, like, company chauffeur. I think you would look really good in one of those hats.
Phyllis: Oh, okay, yeah.
Summer: [ Laughing ]
[ Laughs ]
Victor: Well, to answer your question, my security detail stayed on, watching the house. And then, not too long after, they saw nicholas and victoria leave the house in a rather agitated state. That’s when they became alarmed and called me.
Chance: Were you aware of their presence?
Nick: I didn’t notice them. But, honestly, at that point, I was pretty out of it.
Chance: I didn’t see them when I got there, either.
Victor: The reason you didn’t is because I had told the security detail to take the night off, because I knew that nicholas was with victoria and they’d returned to the house.
Chance: Okay, so, what you’re telling me is, your guys — they didn’t approach the house at all, they didn’t look into any of the windows and they didn’t see ashland come or go? Nothing like that?
Michael: I think victor’s answered those questions.
Chance: No, he hasn’T. Not specifically.
Victor: Chance, my man, this is beginning to feel like an interrogation.
Chance: It’s nothing like that, victor. Just trying to gather as much information as I can so I can flesh out my timeline.
Victor: Good. I told you all I know. Michael can give you the respective phone numbers of my security detail, and you can ask them questions. Okay?
Chance: Send me the info.
Michael: Of course.
Chance: Think I’ve taken up enough of your time.
Victor: Alright. By the way, chance, say hello to abby and dominic, alright?
Chance: I will.
[ Door closes ]
Nick: If you two are keeping something from me, I want to know what it is.
Ashley: [ Sighs ] I have to admit, I am feeling a little shaky about this whole resignation thing. I’ve just been dismissing being ceo as just a job, but the truth of the matter is, this is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Chloe: Yeah, I’m glad you realize that.
Sally: And I just ran into nick at crimson lights, and I mentioned to him that I was planning to quit. And he flat-out told me that I would just be one more in a long line of women who would make bad decisions just to impress adam, which is not at all what I thought I was doing. But I — I’m just so confused.
Chloe: Well, I mean, nick didn’t say anything all that different than the advice I gave you earlier.
Sally: I know. Which is exactly why I called you, because I need someone to help me think this through and figure out the right thing to do.
Chloe: Okay. Uh, let’s say that adam said, “I want you to quit this job to prove to me how much you love me.” How would you have reacted to that?
Sally: I mean, that’s not really a fair hypothetical, because he literally said the exact opposite.
Chloe: You bet he did. Because he knew how blatantly selfish and manipulative that would have been and that you never would have fallen for it. And now look what he has you doing with just — ah, with just a touch of reverse psychology.
Sally: You really think that’s what adam’s game is?
[ Chuckles ] Yes. He basically has you begging to accept this sacrifice in honor of your love for him.
Sally: I am not begging him for anything. I would never do that. Damn it. That is exactly what I’ve been doing. He even called me pathetic.
Chloe: You see what’s happening here? You are feeding adam’s massive ego. You are making him believe that he’s more important to you than anything else. Meanwhile, he’s constantly putting you down. Is that what you want the rest of your life to look like?
Sally: Of course not.
Chloe: Good. Good. Because I’m here to tell you that with adam, it’s never going to be just one and done. That’s not how this works. If you think that you’re going to convince him that you’re going to be together forever and everything’s just going to be fine, he is constantly going to be putting your love to the test. He doesn’t know any other way to be in a relationship. So, tell me, are you going to throw away the biggest opportunity of your life for that? Does that sound more fun to you than being ceo of newman media?
Victor: Son, I understand that you’re upset. Okay? You probably feel responsible for ashland locke’s death. You shouldn’t feel responsible. You saved your sister’s life. Where would she be without you having interfered?
Michael: Listen to your father. You may have saved your sister’s life. You had no intention of killing ashland. You didn’t want the man dead.
Victor: It’s not even clear at this point whether your knockout punch is the cause of his death.
Michael: Ashland shouldn’t have been driving at all tonight. And you had nothing to do with him getting behind the wheel of that car.
Victor: Maybe the whole thing wasn’t an accident at all. Maybe he woke up, walked out of the house, got into his car, was probably parked behind victoria’s house, and drove himself to the damn ravine, knowing full well he would kill himself.
Michael: Think about what happened to rey. I mean, he had a heart attack that actually caused him to lose control of the car. Something — something like that could have happened to him tonight.
Nick: Okay, just…
[ Sighs ] Look, I appreciate how badly you two want to let me off the hook, but I highly doubt any of those scenarios actually happened.
Victor: Son, who cares how the man died? Most important thing is, out of our lives. He’s no longer there to endanger the life of your sister! Think about that.
Michael: Listen to your father. He’s right.
Victor: Why don’t you come to the ranch? Relax a little. You need to get away from all this.
I appreciate the offer. Um… I just got to go for a drive, you know, clear my head.
[ Door closes ]
Sally: I just don’t want to believe that adam has been playing mind games with me all along. I honestly think that he wants me to have this opportunity to prove myself.
Chloe: Okay, let’s go with that, then. Let’s say that adam is some truly noble creature who thinks you’re better off to be in this job than in this relationship. He would be totally right.
Sally: I mean, come on, chloe. Isn’t love more important than a job — even a great one?
Chloe: Yes, it totally is. But only if it’s in a real, healthy, stable relationship with the right man. And that’s not the case. I know you don’t want to hear that, but you were so desperately trying to convince yourself that adam’s love is real, that it’s just hidden deep below the surface.
Sally: I just don’t want to believe that he suddenly stopped loving me…
Chloe: [ Sighs ]
Sally: …Or that he never did.
Chloe: It’s time to stop fixating on what adam is really feeling or what he really meant when he said x, y, and Z.
Sally: [ Sighs ]
Chloe: Because when you do that, you completely lose yourself and you forget what matters to you.
Sally: It’s not like that, chloe.
Chloe: Hey, I know what I’m talking about. Chelsea fell into this same trap. That’s why she wasn’t able to move forward in the fashion line. She has lost years of her life to her obsession with adam.
Sally: Okay. [ Sighs ] Even if you are right, and this isn’t healthy or worth saving, I told him that I don’t want to get the job this way, and that’s the truth.
Chloe: He didn’t get you the job. The most you can say is that he got out of your way. Nick and victoria — they asked you to stay in this position after they heard what you had to say. And they loved your ideas.
Sally: Yes, but adam took a chance on me by giving me this job in the first place.
Chloe: And you proved that you deserve to be the boss. With your brilliance and hard work. Do I have to remind you of all the goals you had when we first started working together? You were determined to make people sit up and take notice of you, prove what you could accomplish. So, [Scoffs] Where is that sally spectra?
Sally: You’re right.
Chloe: You bet I am. And what’s more is that you knew what I was going to say. That’s why you asked me to come here. You don’t want to lose this job. And you are not a quitter.
Summer: So, harrison keeps on asking why we don’t speak italy anymore.
Phyllis: “Speak italy”? That’s so cute. Oh, gosh, poor kid, he must be confused.
Summer: It was crazy how quickly he picked everything up over there. He was, like, practically fluent by the time we left.
Phyllis: I love seeing you like this, taking on this maternal role. It suits you.
Summer: [ Chuckles ]
Nick: [ Sighs ]
Summer: Hey, dad, come join us.
Phyllis: Um, are you okay? You seem upset.
Nick: Uh, I don’t want to ruin your evening, but something happened. Uh… you’re going to hear about it sooner rather than later. Ashland’s dead. Michael: My tip is, the worst lies
Sally: You’re right. I am not a quitter. Thank you for helping me remember that.
Chloe: So, you’re not going to resign in the morning?
Sally: I am not going anywhere. And you don’t have to worry about me backsliding, because, as you said, if anything, I am persistent.
Chloe: There she is. That’s the sally spectra I know.
Sally: And with your help, I am going to show the newmans and the rest of the world what I am capable of. Who knows what adam wanted or expected out of this whole entire thing. But in the end, it doesn’t matter, because I am going to make the most out of this opportunity that I have been given.
Chloe: Correction — that you’ve earned.
Sally: Yes, that I’ve earned. Thank you, chloe. It really means a lot, having a friend and ally like you. And you have my permission to shake sense into me if ever I forget who we are or how we deserve to be treated.
Chloe: Well, don’t worry, I won’t abuse the privilege. But I’m just so excited. And I am honored to be working with you again. And you said it — invincible. Unstoppable. It is on.
[ Chuckles ]
Sally: Go home, get some sleep, because starting tomorrow, we are moving forward full-throttle.
Victor: I want to thank you for handling everything so damn well. You’re a hell of a lawyer, okay? And a good friend.
Michael: Well, it’s not over yet. You can bet chance will be coming back with more questions.
Victor: I think we have good explanations. Let’s assume that ashland locke woke up after being knocked down by my son, found himself all alone in the house, exited through the back door, where no one could see him, got into a car that he had parked behind victoria’s house, and then realizing he had nothing left in life to live for, he drove through the damn ravine, and that’s where he met his end.
Michael: It’s very straightforward.
Michael: Completely plausible.
Michael: And impossible to prove otherwise.
Nick: Chance just broke the news. Ashland was in a car accident. He didn’t survive. Summer, I am…
Summer: [ Sighs ]
Nick: …So sorry. This is going to be very hard on harrison.
Summer: I — I got to get home to kyle. Got to figure out how we’re going to deal with this. Thank you for letting me know. Mom, I’ll get back to you about your idea.
Nick: What idea?
Phyllis: Oh, it’s nothing. Um, you seem really broken up about this. I mean… I get the feeling there’s more to the story, and maybe you didn’t want to say it in front of summer.
Nick: Aw, it’s just, you know, sudden,
Phyllis: Uh-huh. Look on the bright side.
Nick: Phyllis, don’t say that.
Phyllis: Let’s be honest. There’s a bright side. You never have to deal with that guy ever, ever again. It’s finally over.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah. I think it is over.
Chance: [ Sighs ] [ Sighs ]