Young & The Restless Transcript
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[ Footsteps approaching ]
Phyllis: You won’t believe what just happened.
Nikki: I hope it’s about diane. Is she on the way out?
Phyllis: Probably. Something went down between her and jack at jabot.
Nikki: Details, details!
Phyllis: I don’t really have details. I mean, I saw them in his office talking. I mean, it looked like something heavy was happening, so I sort of accidentally, on purpose interrupted.
Nikki: Good move.
Phyllis: Nikki, diane was so rattled.
Diane: Rattled? Like — like, what do you mean? Was she sad? Was she angry?
Diane: No. She was crying.
Nikki: [ Gasps ]
Phyllis: I wasn’t sure if they were tears of anger or tears of sadness. I mean, I don’t know. But by the looks of both of them, whatever happened, it was big.
Diane: It went on for months like this. Until I discovered that he was using me as a mule.
Jack: Wait. He had you smuggling drugs?
Diane: No, not drugs. Cash. Either his assistant or his driver would hide bundles of cash in my suitcases when I wasn’t looking. And then jeremy would remove them when we got to the location and deposit them in a local bank. Millions and millions of dollars, jack. He was sheltering illegal funds and using me to do it. Tucker was the man in the bentley. That’s the one thing I lied to you about. We were connected in L.A., But it was just a random run-in.
Jack: When was this?
Diane: About six months before I started reaching out to you. Tucker recognized me immediately, and I was hoping he would drop it, but of course he didn’T.
Jack: That wouldn’t be his style, no.
Diane: No, not at all. He, um — he was able to connect the dots because he knew people who had done business with jeremy. And somehow he uncovered evidence of my crimes that the feds had overlooked. But he promised that he would keep quiet if we helped each other.
Ashley: Jack? Hey. What’s got you so deep in thought?
Jack: Oh, some work stuff.
Ashley: Okay, that is not the face of somebody who’s thinking about business. I know how much you care about jabot, but this is not that. So, what’s going on?
Jack: Well, it turns out that you and nikki and phyllis were right.
Ashley: Right about what?
[ Glass slams ]
Diane: [ Breathes deeply ]
[ Sighs ]
Tucker: What’s happened? Do we need to go somewhere private?
Diane: Do me a favor, tucker. Go away. You’re the last person I want to talk to right now. In fact, I would be happy if i never had to speak to you again. More than ever, I regret allowing you to blackmail me into colluding with you.
Tucker: Someone’s found out what we were up to in L.A., Haven’t they?
Abby: Noah was right. That exhibition was great. I think he’s onto something with this whole combination club/gallery thing.
Chance: Yeah. I won’t lie. I was too busy kissing you. I didn’t notice any of the art. Mm.
Devon: Hey, you two.
Devon: I just wanted to come over and apologize for you guys having to see that the argument between nate and me. It was really out of line. And, uh, I appreciate you coming in to make sure that it didn’t get any worse.
Chance: Well, don’t thank me. Thank abby. It was her idea. We just wanted to help de-escalate the situation.
Abby: Why were you and nate so upset? I haven’t seen the two of you at each other’s throats like that in quite some time.
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Billy: Hello, gorgeous.
Billy: Hi. Mwah!
Lily: What’s all this?
Billy: Well, you have had a hell of a day, so I thought you deserved something a little special.
Lily: Aww. Thank you.
Billy: You’re welcome. On top of that, I thought we could use tonight as a little celebratory dinner as I say farewell to chancellor-winters before things get a little sticky.
Lily: Sticky? What do you mean by that?
Billy: I know we decided not to tell my mom about me leaving, but we will soon enough, and when we do, things could go a number of ways.
Devon: I really don’t want to get into the whole nate thing. It was a blow-up that was a long time coming. That’s all.
Abby: I’m so sorry to hear that.
Devon: It’s fine. Really. I actually came here to talk with tucker and I thought that i would be able to avoid running into nate and I was clearly wrong.
Abby: Is whatever is going on between you and nate really that bad?
Devon: Yeah. Yeah, it is. It’s just a long history of issues that have finally boiled to the surface.
Chance: Hopefully you two can work it out.
Devon: Oh, I don’t think we’ll be working anything out. I, uh — I think that what’s been done is beyond repair.
Tucker: [ Inhales deeply ]
Diane: [ Scoffs ]
Tucker: You can tell me, diane. Was our plan somehow uncovered? Ah. Who was it? Phyllis? Nikki? Did they find some unturned stone?
Diane: No, but it was only a matter of time before they did.
Tucker: I see.
[ Chuckles ] So, it was you. You jumped the gun, eh?
Diane: I had to get ahead of things before it was too late — because as soon as this whole thing came out, it would have ruined my relationship with kyle and harrison, and I was not going to let that happen. So I had to do damage control before this whole thing blew up in my face.
Tucker: Who, precisely, did you confess to?
Diane: [ Sighs ] Jack. I told him all about the darker parts of my life in los angeles.
Ashley: I knew you were talking about diane, jack. In what way were we right?
Jack: Oh, pretty much all of it. Diane and tucker did cross paths in L.A. Diane got herself in a sketchy situation as taylor jenson.
Ashley: Oh, I bet she did.
Jack: And just as she got herself out of it, tucker came into the picture. He was the man in the bentley. And once he had discovered that diane was alive and what she had been caught up in, he offered her a deal.
Ashley: What kind of deal?
Jack: He would stay quiet about her identity and her transgressions, and he would offer her some information that might reconnect her to kyle.
Jack: Exactly. He offered up what he knew of my granddaughter as a means for her to manipulate her way back into our lives.
Ashley: Hmm. And what did tucker get out of this?
Jack: Well, this is the part you’re not going to like. He expected her to feed him information about you.
Ashley: This is about his obsession with me?
Jack: I’m sure he wanted her to do some other things.
Ashley: Like what?
Jack: Well, she was very vague about the rest of it. The bottom line is, she has been lying to us from the beginning. There’s nothing like hitting the waves.
Abby: I am so sorry about you and nate.
Devon: Oh, don’t be at all. It’s, uh — it’s — it’s been very eye-opening seeing a side of him that I never imagined. But, um, we definitely don’t need to talk about him any more. So, you guys need to enjoy yourselves. You’re all dressed up, so you’re clearly on a date that I’m ruining, so…
Abby: Stop. No. Don’t be silly. You didn’t ruin or interrupt anything.
[ Cellphone pings ]
Chance: Uh, I’m sorry. It’s the — it’s the station again.
Abby: Wait, I thought the last time they texted you said you had it covered.
Chance: [ Groans ] Eh, it looks like things have changed. They need me at a crime scene now.
Abby: [ Sighs ]
Chance: I’m sorry, baby. I got to go.
Abby: Okay, well, apparently, that is what I signed up for when I married a detective.
Chance: Look, I’m going to make this up to you. I promise.
Chance: Bye. I’ll see you, man.
Devon: Yeah, man. Be safe. Well [Chuckles] Looks like we’re on our own tonight. Would you like some company?
[ Both chuckle ]
Nikki: What is the point of you being at marchetti if you’re not gonna dig deep? Ask questions. I mean, you’re supposed to be there to get the scoop on diane firsthand.
Phyllis: Hey — hey! You know what? My part of this plan is going great. If I wasn’t at marchetti in the first place, I would have never seen what was going on between jack and diane. I mean, yeah, I may not have details yet, but it’s only a matter of time before I get the rest.
Nikki: Why didn’t you press harder for more information then and there?
Phyllis: Listen, I wanted to grill jack, but he slipped out of the office too quickly.
Nikki: Well, you could have gone to his house and talked to him.
Phyllis: No, I couldn’t! What, I just knock on the door and I ask him questions? He’s not gonna be forthcoming. We’re not at that level.
Nikki: Yeah, I guess that’s true.
Phyllis: Yeah. Nikki, trust me. Trust me when I say diane is at her tipping point. She really is. It’s only a matter of time before she snaps.
Nikki: Oh, god, I hope you’re right.
Phyllis: I am right, and when she does snap, no one, not even kyle, will think it’s a good idea to keep her around.
Tucker: You said the darker parts of your life in los angeles. What do you mean?
Diane: I told jack about my involvement with jeremy stark and…with you.
[ Breathes deeply ] Um, forgive me. Was I not the one who gave you everything you needed to get you where you are right now? Would you have ever gotten the information about jack’s granddaughter, allie, were it not for me, which you used to your full advantage? Are you saying you regret all that now?
Diane: Okay, I-I-I admit that that played a key role in reuniting me with — with my son and — and giving me the opportunity to meet my grandson.
Tucker: Yeah. You know, what you should be regretting right now is that you don’t have the strength or the willpower to keep your mouth shut.
Diane: [ Scoffs ] Well, maybe if you would have ended our arrangement when you got what you wanted instead of reneging on our deal, I could have kept my mouth shut. But the longer I kept working with you, the greater chance i had of getting caught. You, tucker, forced my hand.
Tucker: [ Chuckles ] Well, you may have thought you were getting out ahead of things by confessing, but I don’t think you’ve considered the other side.
Diane: What other side?
Tucker: You realize jack is absolutely going to tell kyle — and possibly others — everything you confessed to him? And then what happens to your progress?
Diane: [ Scoffs ] I did think about that. But better he hear it from me than somebody else.
Tucker: Yes, from you. Right.
[ Laughs ] Do you think that will make any difference once people find out that the once sneaky, conniving, death-faking diane jenkins… is actually still the same self-serving, lying manipulator?
Ashley: I got to say it. I told you so.
Jack: [ Sighs ]
Ashley: How often have I told you over and over again that diane cannot be trusted?
Jack: Gee, I thought you would be outraged that diane was giving tucker information about you.
Ashley: That’s not why I’m upset, jack. I could care less what tucker knows or doesn’t know about my life. I’m angry because they used allie and the loss of her father to get to us. It’s disgusting the way they preyed upon an innocent young girl.
Jack: Wait, we already knew that diane was doing that.
Ashley: Listen. Okay, diane said that she was motivated out of love because she wanted to get back in kyle’s life. She said nothing about making a deal with the devil. And how many times did she swear to us that we knew everything? The fact that she’s working with tucker during this time, it’s despicable. You must be furious. Want your clothes to smell freshly
Lily: So, are you worried that jill is gonna feel like you’re letting down her and the company by quitting chancellor-winters?
Billy: I think she could be upset that I’m walking away before the issues that the company has are settled. But ultimately, she’s gonna see that chancellor-winters is in a great place.
Lily: And what makes you so sure?
Billy: Because you are capable of anything. And she believes in you, as i do. In fact, I think she has more faith in you than she ever had with me.
Lily: Oh, stop. Come on. That’s not true.
Billy: Well —
Lily: Deep down, she sees your strength and value, no matter what she says.
Billy: There’s a part of me that thinks maybe that’s true, that maybe chancellor-winters is better off without me. And the simple fact is, she’s going to be right because you are amazing, even more so than you realize.
Lily: Well, thank you for the compliments and the recognition. Although — I don’t know — it’s bittersweet for me, you know, and also a bit worrisome.
Billy: Mm? What’s there to worry about? I mean, you do want me to find my passion and pursue it, right?
Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yes, but in the past, whenever you’ve had a lot of time on your hands, you tend to get yourself in trouble.
Tucker: I thought I made it very clear to you that I had two primary objectives, one of which was reuniting with ashley. Right? Mm-hmm. You know how important that is to me, yes?
Tucker: Yeah. Well, if jack has told her anything of what you’ve told him, then that destroys any chance I had with her. You realize that, that you have thrown my chance at reconciliation with her under the bus, along with my other plans? I’ll tell you what, though, diane — I am not gonna give up on my goals.
Diane: I’m not saying that you should. I only told jack that you wanted information about ashley, nothing more.
Tucker: [ Chuckling ] Oh, okay, well, in that case, no big deal.
Diane: Oh, come on. Your ex-wife has made it very clear that she wants nothing to do with you. And I had to give jack something. I figured this held lower stakes. It’s not like you really had a chance with ashley to begin with.
Tucker: You know that for a fact?
Diane: [ Scoffs ]
Tucker: Well, I know something for a fact, diane. Your little confession is gonna tear down everything you think you’ve built. Bad move all around.
Jack: Yeah, I suppose i should be furious. Frankly, I don’t know how i feel. I never could really trust diane.
Ashley: Kind of seemed like you did.
Jack: Well, I gave her the benefit of the doubt for kyle’s sake, but there was a tinge of doubt, even in our best moments. Though I have to admit this has caught me completely off guard.
Ashley: Selfishly speaking, I’m happy that you’re not harboring any illusions about diane. But I’m sorry that it’s thrown you like this. I really am.
Jack: I’m just glad kyle and summer aren’t here for this.
Ashley: Yeah, well, they’re gonna have to know the truth soon, jack.
Jack: Kyle’s gonna be devastated to learn that after swearing up and down that she had changed, his mother continued to lie to him. He doesn’t deserve this.
Ashley: I know. It’s gonna be difficult. But something has to be done now. Diane is far too involved in our family, jack, and we cannot let her get in any deeper.
Abby: Thank you. Actually, I am happy that we have this time together. I feel like there are some things you need to get off your chest.
Devon: Am I in for a grilling, abby?
Abby: Oh, you bet you are.
Devon: Is that what this is?
[ Both laugh ] Oh, gosh. Uh… okay. I’m sure you weren’t thrilled to see me with tucker ’cause I know he’s not your favorite person.
Abby: Well, if it were up to me, he’d be far away from genoa city, but I’m not gonna criticize you for spending time with your father.
Devon: Well, thank you for that. Appreciate it. We actually had a really good conversation.
Abby: Oh, great. But that must mean that your mood has to do with nate.
Devon: You are correct, yeah. But I’m not gonna ruin your night even more by making you listen to my problems.
Abby: Stop. I would much rather be helping a friend than wallowing in my feelings about chance prioritizing work over everything else once again.
Devon: Okay. Well, I’m going to remind you of this moment because you asked for it, so…
Abby: Please do. Try me.
Devon: …I hope you don’t regret it.
Abby: I’m not gonna regret it.
[ Both laugh ]
Devon: Um, do you remember a little while back when i mentioned that I was having some difficulties working with nate?
Abby: I do. You said that you felt like he wasn’t respecting you.
Abby: Yeah, when I saw the two of you arguing, I was worried that’s what it was about. So, it hasn’t gotten any better?
Devon: Well, that depends on your definition of “better” ’cause he’s not my coo anymore.
Abby: Oh, my god. Did he quit?
Devon: No — oh, actually, yeah, he did at first, but then he came back. Pand since, we’ve all just realized that he’s not the best fit.
Abby: I’m sorry.
Devon: Don’t be sorry at all. It really is for the best. But what’s bothering me is something that he said when we were having it out the other day.
Abby: What was that?
Devon: He brought up neil, and he said that I’m hanging on so tight to his memory that I’m squeezing the life out of the company and that I can never truly open myself up to having a partnership.
Abby: Well, I’ve known you a long time. I mean, you’ve been in business for a very long time, and I’ve never known you to have a problem with anyone from your staff.
Devon: Well, staff is one thing. He’s talking about someone who’s my equal or somebody that’s, you know, standing on semi-equal grounds as me. Apparently, that’s what I can’t stomach.
Abby: Aren’t you and lily equal partners?
Devon: Yeah, we are, but she mainly handles the chancellor side of things. And I’m — you know, I oversee everything winters. And according to nate, I can’t or I won’t allow anyone to step in to neil’s territory.
Abby: Well, what do you think? Is there any validity to nate’s line of thinking? (Peaceful music) I love being alive, man.
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Devon: Well, do you think there’s any truth to what nate’s saying? Is that why you’re asking me this question?
Abby: Look, I’m not saying that it’s true, but I — I have to wonder, if it’s not true, then why does it bother you so much? Neil was a very important part of your life. He was an incredible father and a mentor, and you two started hamilton-winters together. It’s like a monument, like a — a living legacy of neil’S.
Devon: Yeah, and I’ve tried to live up to it.
Abby: Yeah. I mean, he’s the only father that you knew most of your life. So it makes sense that you would want to hold on to that.
Devon: Yeah. I also think that’s why I was hesitant at first to do the merger, you know, just ’cause a part of me felt like I was betraying what neil would actually want to do.
Abby: And I’m sure it’s natural to feel that way. But if you weren’t comfortable with the merger, then why did you agree to go through with it?
Devon: Because the more that lily pushed me to do it and amanda encouraged me, I just suppressed my feelings of doubt. But, you know, was nate right to say that I purposely held him back just ’cause he’s not neil? Or ’cause I’m not past losing my dad? I mean, I don’t — I don’t know.
Billy: Me? Trouble?
Lily: [ Laughs ]
Billy: Come on. I’m not gonna get into trouble. Although I’m not gonna do much until I really figure out what my next steps are. Who knows? Maybe I’ll become a world-class couch potato.
Lily: Ohh, that’s not funny.
Billy: Let’s think about how good I would be at that, okay? I’d have a little utility belt…
Lily: Oh, god.
Billy: …Remote, phone, some snacks right there, a hard hat with, like, a beer on either side. I’d really never have to get up, unless, of course, I have to tend to my lady.
Lily: Mnh. Okay.
Billy: Hey, I’m not gonna get lazy or do anything like that. But I’m also not gonna jump in to the first thing that comes to mind.
Lily: I know, but you are this creative, adventurous person, and you have too much energy to sit around doing nothing all day.
Billy: Promise me something.
Billy: Promise me that you won’t spend a second worrying about me.
Lily: I’ll try my best.
Billy: Well, let’s start practicing right now. You need to clear your mind and not think about a single thing except for dancing with me in the middle of this restaurant.
Lily: [ Laughing ] Oh, god. Aww.
[ Both laugh ]
Ashley: I’m sure there are still things about diane that we don’t know. She probably has an ulterior motive that she’s hiding from us that has to do with tucker.
Ashley: Why? Why are you still so hesitant about going after her?
Jack: I suppose on some level I understand what she was caught up in. She was trying to restart her life. She wasn’t doing anything for malicious intent.
Ashley: Jack, jack, this is diane jenkins we’re talking about.
Jack: If what she told me was true, she felt forced to do sketchy things for fear of her real identity being exposed.
Ashley: Oh, boo-hoo-hoo. Really. Poor diane. She couldn’t go on living under an assumed name? I’m supposed to have sympathy for her because of that?
Jack: Everything she did was for survival.
Ashley: Oh, yeah.
Jack: I don’t know that she had any other motive. But then again, I don’t know that she didn’T.
Ashley: Please stay with that suspicious instinct.
Jack: We need more information before we jump to conclusions here. How are things with you and tucker? You still think you can get him to tell you things?
Ashley: Well, I am more committed than ever to string him along to get as much information as I can about him and diane. And you know what? I think our entire family needs to be prepared for anything.
Jack: [ Sighs ]
Diane: [ Breathes deeply ] Tucker, I will manage this situation just like I have the whole time. I only confessed to jack because he has repeatedly shown himself to be sympathetic.
Tucker: Mm. Well, now that he knows the truth, those days are over.
Diane: No, not necessarily. Jack understands how people can be trapped by circumstances. Hopefully, he understands why i did what I did in L.A. And he can help kyle understand, too. No, he — he will help me preserve the relationships that I have worked so hard to develop with my son and grandson.
Tucker: You’re all gonna live happily ever after, diane.
Diane: You know —
Tucker: For sure.
Diane: Why is that so hard to believe? Why? I explained to jack that through it all, I was the victim. First I was under jeremy’s thumb, and then I was under yours.
Tucker: No one — no one, especially jack, will ever see you as a victim. What you ought to be worried about right now is how I see you. And right now I see you as a liability. I brought in ensure max protein
Diane: If I’m such a liability, then you shouldn’t want anything more to do with me, and this is where we part ways.
Tucker: [ Chuckles ] I’ll always give you points for nerve, but I’m not done with you, not by a long shot.
[ Cellphone pings ] Huh. This is ashley. She’d like to meet. For your sake, diane, I hope that jack has not told ashley anything you told him. ‘Cause if I have to clean up this mess… I’m gonna make your life so hard.
Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]
[ Sighs heavily ]
Nikki: Well, actually, diane plays a small part in my day-to-day life, and I want her gone as a public service to the people of genoa city, especially summer.
Phyllis: No, we’d both do anything for summer.
Nikki: But her departure would impact you more than the rest of our little coalition. I mean, ashley’s in europe so often, she’s not gonna see her. You have the misfortune of daily contact with her.
Phyllis: Thank you. Thank you. Someone who finally sees my suffering. Yes. It’s hell. I want her gone. I mean, this lunatic she-devil has been swallowing up my life day by day.
[ Sighs ] I gave up my career so I could go to marchetti and spy on her.
Nikki: And I appreciate your sacrifice.
Phyllis: Thank you. It’s gonna pay off. We both know there’s a secret that she’s hiding, and we’re gonna find out, but until then, I’m gonna use what I have to my advantage. I like the job there. I like it, and I’m really good at it. Nikki, I want my life back.
Abby: I think you’re being too hard on yourself.
Devon: Yeah, maybe. Maybe I’m not.
Abby: You’re not fully responsible for what happened with nate.
Devon: Yeah, no, believe me, I — I know that he definitely deserves his share of blame. ‘Cause, regardless, even if I am holding on to neil’s memory, he chose how to respond.
Abby: Well, I’m glad you recognize that. Everyone’s responsible for their own actions. You for yours, nate for his. Look, no conflict is one-sided. It takes two.
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Devon: Hey, man.
Abby: Oh, my gosh! I didn’t think you’d be back tonight.
Abby: Mwah! Did you solve the case already?
Chance: Oh, hardly.- Just got someone else to take the lead.
Abby: Well, that’s great.
Chance: Yeah. Yeah, well, uh, thanks for keeping her company, man. If you don’t mind, I’m gonna steal her back now.
Devon: Absolutely, absolutely, she’s all yours. PAbby: Wow. I cannot believe that you left what sounded like an important case.
Chance: Well, nothing is more important than dancing with my beautiful wife.
Jack: [ Sighs ]
Diane: Is there another shoe that could drop? I mean, I-I certainly don’t think so. But I live in fear that one of those enemies is going to find something that’s going to change the way that you and kyle see me, wh-whether or not it’s — it’s even true.
[ Exhales sharply ] I guess i just didn’t realize how, uh — how hard it would be to redeem myself, how long this battle would take.
[ Crying ]
Jack: I can see this has been tough on you. My advice? Take the clean slate kyle and i have offered you. Let that fortify you from here on.
Diane: Thank you. It means a lot. I appreciate you so much. You have the least reasons of anyone to make me feel worthy, believed, safe. And yet you do.
Jack: I’m glad that’s so.
Diane: Me too.
[ Glass slams ]
Phyllis: Hey. How are you doing? I don’t want to pry.
[ Sighs ] Listen, diane. What did you do to screw up this time? Hmm? I’m just saying that because when I saw you in jack’s office, I mean, obviously you did something.
Diane: Phyllis, you are relentlessly destructive. You’re like a vulture just circling around, waiting to feed off of other people’s pain.
Phyllis: Wow. Okay. Well, that’s a vicious attack. My goodness. Um, okay, I was just extending myself out of concern. You know, I’ve gone out of my way to proclaim and honor our truce, out of my way out of respect for our families and the good of marchetti, of course.
Diane: You know, that is just like you, acting like you’re protecting the people you love when you’re secretly savoring an opportunity to say “I told you so.” You know, it’s — it’s — it’s very dark and very perverse.
Billy: [ Clears throat ]
Lily: Thank you.
Ashley: Hey, it’s so good to see you both!
Lily: Hi. Yeah, it’s been so long.
Billy: What are you doing? You picking up a little, uh, late-night takeout?
Ashley: Why, no, actually. I’m meeting a human being for a drink, billy.
Lily: [ Laughs ]
Billy: Okay. Well, just promise me that it’s not tucker.
Ashley: Uh, if I did, I’d be lying.
Billy: Ashley, why would you be spending any time with —
Ashley: I have my reasons.
Tucker: Billy. Lily. After spending time with devon tonight, it’s nice to see the rest of chancellor-winters’ leadership team.
Billy: Good luck with that.
Ashley: Bye. Anyway… hi there.
Tucker: I can’t tell you how pleased I was to get your text. Does this mean you’re open to finally giving me the benefit of the doubt?
Ashley: Well, that depends.
Tucker: [ Laughs ] That sounds promising. On what?
Ashley: On how open and honest you are with me tonight.
Tucker: Aha. Well, I’m an open book. What do you want to know?
Ashley: I want to know everything about you and diane and los angeles. And one more thing. Go slow. And start from the very beginning.