Young & The Restless Transcript
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Jack: Thank you for offering to take harrison to the park. I think some sunshine and fresh air will do him good.
Diane: Well, I’m just glad he’s up for it. I was worried that he’d feel too overwhelmed after learning about what happened to ashland. But when he woke up from his nap, he was good to go.
Jack: Yeah, I’m sure he’s gonna have his ups and downs, but today he made it very clear he wants to take his mitt, go to the park, and toss the ball with his pals.
Diane: Yeah. The loss is too much for a boy his age to take in all at once.
Jack: I think it’s a lucky thing that you came by when you did. I mean, when kyle and summer first broke the news to him, I was impressed. I’d kind of forgotten you have a real touch in communicating with little ones.
Diane: Mm. Well, my heart breaks for harrison. I mean, he’s had a lot to deal with in his short time on this earth. And, you know, I only saw him and ashland a few times, but i have to say, it was clear they had a genuine bond.
Jack: I agree. I never thought I would say this, but I’m kind of glad that ashland decided to defy the restraining order and spend those last few precious moments with that little boy. Hopefully, it’ll be a strong enough memory for our grandson to carry for the rest of his life.
Diane: I have an idea. Why don’t you join us at the park?
Jack: I would. I’m expected at the office.
Diane: Fine, but you know where we’ll be if you change your mind.
Jack: At the swings.
Diane: At the swings.
Summer: Hey, mom.
Phyllis: Hey. Oh, thank you. Thank you for meeting with me, as well.
Summer: Of course. Is everything okay?
Phyllis: Well, I want to ask you that. How’d it go with harrison, telling him about ashland’s death?
Summer: I mean, we did our best, but, god, his little face just broke my heart. You could tell that he was so confused.
Phyllis: Ugh. I feel so bad for him. So, you left him with kyle?
Summer: No. Harrison was napping, so kyle and I decided we should go to the office and clear our schedules. Jack’s there with him in case he wakes up.
Phyllis: Ah, how great is grandpa jack. He knows the right thing to say in this kind of situation.
Summer: Mom, I know how much you miss having jack in your life. Not that I am trying to get involved or fix anything.
Phyllis: No, you don’t have to. Don’t worry about it. Don’t worry about it. Jack and I will work things out. We will…eventually.
Devon: One of these.
Amanda: Thank you.
Devon: Thanks, man. And get two of these.
Amanda: Wow. You must be really hungry. You’re ordering the entire menu.
Devon: Well, most of it is for you.
Amanda: For me?
Devon: Yes, because I noticed while you were helping your mother get situated in virginia that you weren’t really taking care of yourself.
Amanda: I know. I know. I just — I — I needed to make sure that naya had everything she needed, you know?
Devon: I know you did, and now that we’re back home, I can spoil you and get you all your favorite things and all your favorite foods. All the curly fries you can eat.
Amanda: [ Gasps ] Well, I have to admit that the surest and fastest way to my heart is curly fries.
Devon: Is it?
Devon: Oh, good.
[ Both laugh ] Well, I’ll joking aside, I hope that you know that you can tell me if there’s anything else you need me to do — ’cause I can tell that something is still weighing on you. You barely said two words on the flight back home.
Amanda: [ Sighs ] I just can’t help but think that maybe I shouldn’t have left.
Elena: Guess who.
Nate: Ah. I smell [Sniffs] Sunscreen and ocean salt.
[ Both laugh ] Hey.
Nate: Wow. This is a beautiful surprise, but I didn’t expect you back till later. I was planning on picking you up. Did we get our wires crossed?
Elena: No. I caught an earlier flight because I missed you. And I missed this.
Nate: Mmm. I missed that, too.
Nate: And there you were in hawaii, surrounded by all these beautiful beaches. If you had time before your flight, you could have spent it by the ocean or done some sightseeing.
Elena: Well, there is no sight in the world I would rather see than the one I am looking at right now.
Nate: So, you did miss me.
Elena: Yes. And that is why I came straight here to see if you could take some time away from the office for a little bit.
Nate: You know what? I just realized I am due for a break.
Elena: Oh, are you?
Nate: Right about now.
Nate: Come on. Let’s get out of here. When pain says, “it’s time to go home”
provided by… my blood pressure is borderline.
Faith: Tessa’s going to love these.
Sharon: Aww! That’s so sweet of you. Wow, you’re really taking your sister-in-law duties seriously.
Faith: I couldn’t help myself. Everything in the store was so cute, I couldn’t decide.
Sharon: So you just bought it out.
Faith: I just feel so bad for tessa and what she’s going through.
Sharon: I know what you mean. I put together a care package for tessa, too. And I know that you can relate to what she’s going through, having been through your own surgery.
Faith: I know her operation is not as complicated as my transplant, but her whole career rests on how well her vocal cords recover.
Sharon: [ Sighs ]
Faith: Even though the odds are totally in her favor, it’s got to be terrifying.
Sharon: Well, promise me you’ll stay positive when they get here.
Faith: Of course I will. But shouldn’t they be back by now?
Mariah: Hi, guys.
Faith: Hey, welcome home! We were waiting for you!
Mariah: Oh, faith, that is so sweet.
Amanda: Thank you.
Devon: Thanks, man. So, hey, how come you didn’t speak up if you weren’t ready to leave your mom? ‘Cause we could have extended the trip. That was the plan before imani showed up.
Amanda: I know, but then imani did show up, and she insisted that she had everything under control. And, you know, honestly, I do not think that that is how my sister is feeling. I think she’s trying really hard not to show how worried she is. She’s trying to be strong, but it’s hard for her to see our mother like this.
Devon: Yeah, I’m sure it is, but what about you? How do you feel seeing your mom like this?
Amanda: Actually, I’m a little torn because I wanted to stay, I wanted to be helpful, i wanted to be there for as long as I could, but I don’t even think they want me there.
Devon: What makes you think that? Was — was it ’cause imani kept encouraging you to go home, saying she could take care of everything?
Amanda: I think it’s more than that. It’s just… naya and eric and imani — they have been this tight little family for so long, ever since imani was born. But I am the newcomer. I am practically a stranger. And if it wasn’t for me, sutton wouldn’t be in prison.
Devon: I think that sutton is exactly where he deserves to be, and I’m sure that naya thinks the same thing.
Amanda: Yes, I know that. I know that in here. But it is — it’s different when you are sick and you miss your father. And the heart just wants what it wants. You don’t just suddenly stop loving someone that you’ve loved your whole life. So I feel like sometimes when naya looks at me, she resents me in some way.
Devon: Well, I’ve certainly never got that impression from her at all. But if this is the reason that we came back home, then, yeah, i think that we probably did make a mistake.
Amanda: [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: You know, it used to be so simple between jack and me. I mean, I’d walk into the room, and his face would light up.
Summer: I remember.
Phyllis: Yep. Even before we got together this last time — even before that, I mean, we just gravitate to each other, and we always have each other’s back. And I always get his take on things. He has such a great opinion about everything. I mean, and he’d do the same thing with me. And when he was in los angeles and I hadn’t heard from him, i mean, I got on a plane and i went to see him.
Summer: Well, his face must have really lit up then.
Phyllis: You know what? It did not because it was like he’d seen a ghost. Diane. But I was there for him. I supported him.
Summer: I know that must have meant a lot to him.
Phyllis: I don’t know. Every time he talks to me now, he’s so angry and tense. And I’m the same. I’m the same. I mean, I was so frustrated the other day, I just blurted out my feelings.
Summer: Oh, god, mom, that is not always a good thing when it comes to you. What did you say to him?
Phyllis: I said I love him.
Summer: What did he say?
Phyllis: He said, “I love you.” A dental tool is round for a reason.
Devon: I think I have a good idea of where you’re coming from ’cause — I don’t know if i ever told you this, but when i found out that katherine was my grandmother, she’d had a stroke that put her in the hospital. And that, plus her age, should have made it very clear that i didn’t have a lot of time left with her. But I didn’t trust her. And that kept us from getting close until it was almost too late.
Amanda: I’m sorry. But I want you to know that i don’t — I don’t not trust naya. You know, I think that it’s the other way around. I think she doesn’t trust me because I helped get sutton convicted.
Devon: Yeah, but you wouldn’t be having these concerns if you trusted the way naya has been treating you. ‘Cause hasn’t she made it very, very clear that she loves every second of time that she gets to spend with you? Right?
Devon: And I — I think that she probably looks at this as an opportunity to get to make up for all that lost time between you guys. And hopefully you have many, many more years of getting to do that.
Amanda: Yeah, I really hope so.
Devon: I — I believe that you will. But if your heart is telling you that you need to be back in virginia, then that’s exactly where you need to be, alright? Don’t let your assumptions of what other people are feeling keep you from doing what you really want to do. You should be there as often and for as long as you want to be.
Amanda: Devon, that is not practical.
Devon: How come?
Amanda: Because I’ve already taken so much time off of work already, and there is a ton of work that still needs to be done in order for this merger to be a success.
Devon: Don’t worry about the merger. You and I talked about that. We have an entire legal team that you helped us find to rely on. We’ll be just fine. And you can do work remotely from virginia.
Amanda: And what about you? What about us? How does this relationship survive long distance like this?
Devon: Because if I can be with you, I will be with you there. And if I can’t go, then I will miss you like crazy, but it’s fine. Either way, it’s fine ’cause you have my support on this 100%.
Summer: Wait, did jack actually say he’s still in love with you?
Phyllis: Yeah. Yes, he did.
Summer: Okay. Does this mean that it could lead to something more? Are you at least gonna get together to talk about it?
Phyllis: No, he didn’t say it like that. It wasn’t like, “I love you.” It was like — it was like, “oh, you know, I love you, and I regret it.” It wasn’t like, “I’m following my heart and seeing where it goes.” It was like, “I’m mad at myself. I can’t push the stop button,” is what it was like, “because I’m hurting.” I mean, no one gets it. Like, I hurt, too.
Summer: Well, I mean, this is hurting me, too, to see you both like this. Jack has been nothing but kind and wonderful to me and kyle and harrison, and I just want to see him happy.
Phyllis: I do, too. I want to see him happy, too. And he could be happy with me. But he won’t let himself. And he won’t talk about it. I mean, I made a mistake. I apologized, like, a million times, summer.
Summer: Yeah, but you still haven’t resolved the main issue.
Phyllis: Yes, the main issue being that jack will only look at diane in rose-colored glasses? That issue?
Diane: I’m sorry to interrupt, but —
Phyllis: But we’re having a private conversation, and, yes, you are interrupting. Bye.
Summer: Okay, what my mother meant to say —
Diane: No, summer. I’m afraid you’re the only one who’s put any stock in your mother’s so-called truce. The rest of the family knew that she wouldn’t be able to help herself. Pain hits fast.
Mariah: And the doctor said the procedure couldn’t have gone better. The only unfortunate thing is tessa has to be on complete vocal rest for the next few days — so, no talking, no — no laughing or coughing or clearing your throat. And the hardest part, no singing or humming. I know. I’m sorry, my little songbird. But that’s kind of the best part in all of this, is I get to say sappy things to tessa and she can’t groan. So, it’s kind of a win-win.
Sharon: Well, I plan on keeping you fully stocked with plenty of smoothies and decaffeinated teas while you recover. And maybe the best thing that mariah can do for you is to stop cracking so many jokes. Tessa’s not supposed to be laughing, either.
Mariah: Uh…yeah. Wait, what are you trying to say?
Faith: Uh, that we don’t have to worry. Your jokes — not so funny.
Mariah: Wow. Okay, fine.
Faith: Oh! I have the best gift for this situation. You can use this instead of talking. What?
Thank you. I love it.
[ Laughter ]
Faith: I get it. Obviously, tessa could have just used her phone, but with the whiteboard, she can be more expressive — pictures, emojis. It’s like carrying around her own thought bubble.
Mariah: That’s a very good point. You know, we can also play hangman or ticktacktoe, draw charades. Very good gift. Thank you.
[ Laughter ]
Elena: I missed you.
Nate: I missed you, too. So, tell me more about this conference. How did it go?
Elena: It was great. I got to meet a lot of amazing people working in really fascinating areas of research.
Nate: Mm. Sounds interesting.
Elena: Yeah, you would have loved it. But I know there was a lot going on at chancellor-winters, so maybe next time.
Nate: [ Sighs ] Did anyone record your presentation? I would love to see it.
Elena: I hope so. Actually, I got a really positive response from everyone. I think I even surprised myself. I wasn’t nervous at all. I guess all of my work at askmdnow and advocating for the clinic is really starting to pay off. I feel like I am finding my voice. You know, standing up there in front of all those people, i feel like I was really connecting with them.
Nate: I’m proud of you. I know how important it is to feel like you’re being heard and respected.
Elena: Yeah. And then the funny thing is, is all of my energy and attention has been splintered all over the place lately — I mean, like, with askmdnow, at the hospital, at the clinic. But suddenly I feel like it’s all coming together, like I’m able to utilize my training and my skills and my experience and actually bring something to the table. I learned a lot at that conference, and I am excited to share what I’ve learned with my peers at the hospital.
Nate: [ Sighing ] Mm. Speaking of work… I gotta get back to the office.
Elena: Ohh. In that case, I’m sad that i mentioned it.
[ Both laugh ] But maybe soon we will start working together again. Did imani get me out of the contract so I can start my work with chancellor-winters?
Nate: Unfortunately, imani had leave town to go help with her mother, and I’m sure she didn’t get it done before she left.
Elena: Hmm. Is amanda with naya, too?
Nate: I’m expecting her and devon back today.
Elena: That’s great. Maybe amanda can handle my contract. I think that’d be for the better anyway.
Nate: I don’t know if I had said this, but did I tell you how happy I am that you came back early?
Elena: Maybe a few times.
Nate: Oh. A few times? Okay, well, I guess I better go to work, but tonight, here, this spot.
Elena: This spot.
[ Sighs ]
Diane: I will leave you and summer alone. I just wanted to give you an update on the situation. Oh, I assume you filled your mother in on what happened to ashland?
Phyllis: Uh, uh, no. I was with summer when we heard about ashland, way before you heard, diane.
Diane: O-okay. Well, I only learned about it myself this morning when i stopped by the house. Kyle and summer were breaking the sad news to harrison.
Phyllis: Barging in when you’re not wanted…again.
Diane: Summer certainly didn’t see it that way. She was kind enough to let me offer some words of comfort to harrison. And kyle even told him who i am — his grandmother, kyle’s mom.
Summer: I had my doubts about involving diane in the conversation, but harrison responded so positively to her. And then kyle just felt like it was the right time. None of it was planned.
Phyllis: Hmm. No. But, you see, it was planned because she is working the situation. Honestly, how low can you go, diane? You’re using that little boy’s heartbreak to worm yourself back into the family.
Diane: Do I need to remind you that I’m part of that family, too?
Phyllis: No, no, no! You lost that privilege years ago when you abandoned the family.
Diane: Kyle obviously disagrees. And I hope that harrison learning that he has a grandmother who will always love him will help soften the blow of losing the man he called father.
Phyllis: Are you —
Diane: That poor, sweet little boy.
Phyllis: This is amazing. So — so, what you’re expecting me to believe is that your heart is breaking for this little boy? I mean, I’d have to believe that you had a heart.
Summer: [ Scoffs ] Mom —
Phyllis: I mean, this is coming from the woman who years ago let her son believe she was dead by getting her head bashed in with a rock.
Diane: My son knows how much I regret that. And if he’s willing to forgive me, then who the hell are you to second-guess his decision?
Phyllis: I am somebody who saw the fallout, diane! I helped that young man grow up heartbroken that he lost a mother. I helped him deal with your lies! I mean, seriously! I mean, now you come back…
Jack: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
Phyllis: …Expecting us to believe…
Jack: Stop! Stop! Stop!
Phyllis: …That you were the virtuous grandmother!
Jack: What the hell is going on here?
Phyllis: Hello, jack.
Jack: Do you not see harrison there on the swings? He could have heard every word you just said.
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Faith: I’m sorry about your summer tour, tessa. I know you must be so disappointed.
Mariah: [ Laughs ] I think i can speak for both of us when i say it sucks.
Sharon: How long will it be until she can sing again?
Mariah: It’s gonna be a little while. Once she recovers, she’s gonna need to go to vocal therapy with a speech pathologist. And once she gets her normal speaking voice back, we can start working on singing. But it’s a — it’s a gradual process for sure.
Faith: But tessa can still write music and play guitar, right? That can’t possibly go against doctor’s orders. So you’re not losing music from your life altogether. You’re just taking a little break from the performance part.
Mariah: And just be warned — I’m gonna be playing tessa’s album a lot because I don’t know if I can go months without hearing my wife’s beautiful singing voice.
Sharon: Well, you’ll get no complaints from me about that. I’m gonna be playing it more around here, too.
Mariah: And I will say the one positive part of all of this is, I mean, tessa and I are virtually never gonna argue again.
Sharon: Well, I don’t know how you can guarantee that.
Mariah: Well, I heard from a little birdie that, uh, yelling is actually really bad for your voice. So, you know, doesn’t matter what I do. She’s not gonna be able to yell at me, so I plan on getting away with quite a bit.
[ Laughter ] Okay, maybe it’s time we go upstairs, get some rest. You ready? Bye, guys.
Mariah: Thank you much. Alright. Let’s go.
Devon: I don’t know what the deal is, lily. You and billy are gone. Nate’s not here. I’m the only person holding this company together.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah, no, amanda and I got back earlier today. She’s doing alright. It’s just — it’s been a little tough for her, but her mother is doing as well as can be expected, so… yeah. I will. I will for sure. Where’s this file you want me to find? Is it on your desk? Drawer? There’s nothing in there.
[ Drawer closes ] Well, it’s not there. Is it brown? Hang on. I think I found it. Yeah, this is it. This is it. I’ll, uh — I can take a picture and then I’ll e-mail it to you. Hey, let me call you back real quick.
Nate: Hey, man. Welcome back. How did things go in virginia?
Devon: They went fine. Can you explain this to me, though?
Diane: It’s true, jack. Phyllis didn’t know that harrison was here. I was just about to explain to them that we thought a trip to the park would lift his spirits.
Phyllis: Yes, I did not know he was here. You could have told me sooner.
Jack: And perhaps you could have shown a little more restraint in a public place. People could hear you all the way across the park.
Diane: Why don’t I go check on harrison? Summer, are you okay if I get him a treat?
Summer: I think that’s a great idea. Would you, please?
[ Clears throat ] Look, jack, I highly doubt that harrison was paying any attention to what was going on over here. He thinks grown-ups are boring. And if he did overhear anything, I’m sure it’s something we can explain away later.
Jack: I hope you’re right. I just think it’s wrong that anyone should have to deal with it, least of all harrison. Do you have any idea what my grandson is going through?
Phyllis: Yes, I actually do. That’s why I find it so disgusting that diane is using it to her advantage.
Jack: Of course that’s your take on this.
Phyllis: Okay, I’m not gonna get into this conversation right now. You know, why — why don’t you go check on harrison? We don’t want him to be alone with that woman any longer than he has to.
Summer: Mom —
Phyllis: I’m good. Really.
Summer: [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: I mean…
Jack: It just doesn’t end with you, does it?
Phyllis: [ Sighs ]
Mariah: Faith left?
Sharon: Yeah. She and moses had something planned. How’s tessa doing?
Mariah: She’s good. She’s sleeping. And I wanted to get some work done, but it’s super quiet up there.
Sharon: Well, I guess you’ll have to get used to that until tessa gets her voice back. I’ll get you some coffee.
Mariah: Yeah. Thanks, mom. Mm…
Kyle: [ Sighs ] Hey, mariah. How’d tessa’s surgery go?
Mariah: Pretty much as expected. She’s upstairs resting now.
Kyle: That’s a relief. I hope everything continues to go well.
Mariah: Is everything okay?
Kyle: Guess you haven’t heard the news.
Mariah: What news? Who do you think you are, taking up space?
Nate: Is there something wrong with this? It’s just info on the performers we’re sending to the festival in chicago.
Devon: I’m aware of what it is. Why is jason santino’s name on it?
Nate: He’s replacing tessa since she had to cancel due to her surgery. We talked about this. You said you were on board with it.
Devon: Nobody signed off on you doing it, though. We just talked about it maybe working out. There’s a difference. I just booked him yesterday to perform at a festival in los angeles on the exact same dates. I just gave the go-ahead to start promoting it.
Nate: I really wish you’d kept me in the loop on this.
Devon: I really wish you’d told me about this ’cause then you would have been in the loop.
Nate: But I did tell you about it, if you recall, and i thought I had your approval. But no worries. We’ll figure this out. We can either switch the date for one of the performances or find someone else to perform in L.A. Who they’ll be just as happy with.
Devon: That doesn’t solve our problem completely because we have two festivals promoting the same guy on the same weekend, and it makes us look stupid, like we don’t know what we’re doing. So, can you please get pr on this right away?
Nate: Sure. I will get right on it.
Devon: Thank you.
Nate: I will let them know that this has been a miscommunication.
Nate: I hope you understand that’s all this was.
Devon: What this was, uh, is the second time now that you’ve overstepped authority and we’re having to do damage control.
Nate: Sorry. I truly thought I was doing what you wanted.
Devon: I accept your apology, but my concern is that I’m probably gonna be taken some more trips coming up, and it’s just gonna leave more opportunity for these misunderstandings to happen. And they can’t happen ’cause this is a very important time for our company right now. We’re brand-new. There’s a lot of eyes on us, and I’m sure our competition would love to see us stumble. So we have to keep our act together.
Nate: You’re right, and i agree with you on that.
Devon: I’m glad you do. And it would be one thing if i had the time to be here with you every day and give you the supervision that you need, but I don’t have it. So I don’t know what we do. Maybe we find you a mentor.
Nate: A mentor?
Nate: Don’t you think you’re overreacting to a minor miscommunication? I’m no intern. I don’t need adult supervision like some kid fresh out of school.
Amanda: Is everything okay in here?
Mariah: Poor harrison. He’s taken one blow after another. I mean, do you need to go be with him? Please don’t let me keep you.
Kyle: It’s okay. I was on my way home when I got a text from my mother saying that she was taking harrison to the park.
Mariah: Well, it’s nice he has something fun to distract him.
Kyle: Mm. And I stopped off for some caffeine because I sure as hell didn’t sleep much last night. I hate thinking about harrison and what his life would look like right now if I never learned that I was his father.
Mariah: Hey, no what-ifs. That only brings pain.
Kyle: You’re right.
Mariah: So, it sounds like diane is being pretty helpful.
Kyle: She was great with him this morning. It reminded me of how she was with me at that age. Seeing her with him really got to me. It hit me so hard that I ended up telling harrison that diane was more than just a family friend, she was his grandmother.
Mariah: Wow. That’s a big step.
Kyle: She earned it.
Jack: I guess it was too much to hope that you would keep the truce you set up with diane.
Phyllis: You know, I really tried for my daughter, but i just couldn’t do it.
Jack: Yeah, that much is clear.
Phyllis: I tried so hard, even though it went against all my instincts. But I’m sorry. It got the better of me. I couldn’t do it anymore.
Jack: Believe me, I have also struggled letting diane back into my life, but I have focused on the fact that harrison and kyle come first.
Phyllis: Are you saying you’re a better parent than i am? Is that what you’re saying?
Jack: I am merely acknowledging that it’s hard for all of us.
Phyllis: You know what would have helped me, jack? Honestly, what would have helped me is if you put your foot down and you made it clear to diane that you would not allow her to manipulate me and constantly prod and provoke me past my limits.
Jack: Let me make sure I’m hearing you clearly. You can’t control yourself until I find some way to control diane?
Phyllis: Oh, god, that is not what I’m saying, and you know it. I mean, this coming from a man who claims he loves me.
Jack: Do not weaponize my feelings for you.
Phyllis: You claim you love me, but you won’t go the limit for me. I mean, we could help each other through this, but you won’t talk about it. And you won’t talk to me at all. You just keep on putting up a wall and shutting me out. We hit the bike trails every weekend
Nate: It’s all good. Amanda, do you know if imani got any further with terminating elena’s contract with newman media?
Amanda: Uh, I’m not sure, but I can check with her.
Nate: Don’t worry about it. I’ll check with her myself.
[ Sighs ]
[ Chuckles ] Mm.
[ Door opens ]
[ Door closes ]
Nate: Hi. Oh, good to hear your voice, too, imani.
Mariah: So, it sounds like you’re feeling pretty good about your decision to let your mom back into your life?
Kyle: She knows her reputation precedes her, so she’s trying really hard to show me that she can be trusted. Seeing her comforting harrison this morning — it hit me on a level I can’t explain.
Mariah: You said it earlier. That moment reminded you of the feelings that you had for your mother when you were harrison’s age. It also made you remember the grief and the loss when you lost a parent.
Kyle: Yeah. The fear, the confusion, the shock. I remember it all.
Mariah: And now the person that caused all that pain is back in your life, but she’s actually doing the right thing now. She’s comforting a heartbroken little boy.
Kyle: I mean, there’s no way she could go back the past and erase what she put me through. But being there for harrison — it’s about as close as she could get.
Jack: Do I wish we could salvage the magic we had between us? Absolutely. But things like today keep happening. I started my day thinking, “I’ve got to get my grandson through what is perhaps the toughest day of his life.” What did you focus on? Bringing diana down.
Phyllis: Okay, that’s not fair or true. I called my daughter because i knew that they broke the news to harrison about ashland. I wanted to see how he was doing. I would have never gone off on diane if I knew that harrison was here.
Jack: Would it have really made a difference?
Phyllis: Yes. I-I mean, I’m — I don’t understand why you keep doing this to me. I don’t get it. You have forgiven diane for every single thing that she has done, not only to your family, but to me. But I have a zero-tolerance policy here. I mean, I don’t get the benefit of the doubt. Why? Why is that?
Jack: Diane is not getting any free pass. Even if she continues to come through for harrison and kyle, i could never possibly trust her completely because I know her. I also know you. And even though you are the most captivating, interesting, beautiful person I have ever met, even though my heart beats faster every time I’m with you, you just said it yourself — you can’t give up this feud with diane.
Phyllis: And that seems to trump everything. Why is that?
Jack: Because the stakes are too high. Because it’s not just my own heart I’m protecting here. I have to think about harrison and kyle and summer getting caught in the crossfire. I won’t have that… no matter how much I love you.