Y&R Short Recap Thursday, March 23, 2023

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Recap written by Eva

Adam and Victoria argue about what Victor intends to do if he acquires McCall Unlimited. Nate defends Victoria when Adam tells her she doesn’t know how to run the company. Adam notices the connection between Nate and Victoria and teases Victoria and Nate about it.

Devon tries to decide if he should stay at Chancellor Winters or go ahead with the arbitration.

Sharon accepts Adam’s invitation to go with him to the gala.

Jack and Diane tell Kyle and Summer that they plan to announce their engagement at the gala. Jack is upset that Ashley r going to the gala with Tucker. The gala begins as everyone starts to arrive at the Athletic Club to celebrate the bicentennial of Genoa City.

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Y&Rs Transcript Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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Ms. Shannon: Good. We’re all on time. I hope both parties have taken the opportunity to remind ourselves why we’re here.

Christine: We have, ms. Shannon.

Ms. Shannon: The relationship between the parties has devolved to the point where communication has become impossible and unproductive. And that has led us here.

Amanda: Yes, ms. Shannon.

Ms. Shannon: Since we’re all in agreement, there should be no further interruptions. Let’s continue. Is there more evidence that either side would like to present?

Christine: Yes.

Amanda: Yes.

Phyllis: You will never in a million years guess what I found in diane’s purse.

Jeremy: You were rummaging through her purse?

Phyllis: A big, fat diamond engagement ring. That was in her purse.

Jeremy: Huh.

Phyllis: She did it! She got jack to propose to her. So, I was right all along. That was her goal — to come here and con jack and everybody else in this town. And she has a big diamond ring to prove it.

Jeremy: All of her dreams are coming true.

Phyllis: Her dreams are my nightmares. There’s no way in hell I’m letting this happen.

Jeremy: That must be the news she was talking about.

Phyllis: Of course. Of course. She was gloating in advance. This was her “news.”

[ Sighs heavily ] I’m just thinking of my future family events, how I have to sit there and make nice and ta– oh, I’m not even gonna be invited. Forget it. I will never see my daughter again. I will never have a relationship with my daughter again. I am not letting this happen! This will not be ignored, jeremy! This evil must be eradicated.

Jeremy: Okay. Well, then it’s a good thing our plan will stop diane dead in her tracks.

Diane: [ Gasps ] Is that what I think it is?

Jack: Your dress for the gala, madam.

Diane: Oh, thank you so much. I can’t wait for you to see me in it.

Jack: Neither can I.

Diane: Ooh. Keep looking at me like that, and we’ll never make it out the door. But it is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Jack: You will not believe how many people have come back to town for this little shindig.

Diane: A night to remember. I mean, just think — a charming little spot on the map grew up to be genoa city. You never know.

Jack: Actually, I was thinking about a celebration a little closer to home. I know we’ve had our chance, the two of us, to celebrate our good fortune. We told summer and kyle. We told my sister traci. I was wondering how you might feel about telling a few more people.

Diane: How many more?

Jack: I was thinking everyone.

Diane: Jack —

Jack: It is the perfect time and place. Everyone we know and love will all be there.

Diane: Genoa city’s bicentennial?

Jack: What is more glamorous than a gala?

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Some people have minor joint pain plus stomach problems.

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Diane: Are you sure you want to go so public with our news?

Jack: Why not go big? All our friends and family will be there, elegantly dressed, in a partying mood, celebrating the past, moving on to the future. Let’s be the future. Come on. We’ll be the toast of the town.

Diane: And then we’ll have to face our critics.

Jack: Yeah, well, we’ll do that together.

Diane: Okay. Let’s do it.

Jack: Something’s still bothering you.

Diane: Phyllis came by here earlier.

Jack: Really? What did she want?

Diane: Well, she said she was meeting summer, and then she got a text from summer saying they were meeting somewhere else.

Jack: Well, I think it’s normal for summer to have second thoughts about inviting her here.

Diane: No, it was just so soon after seeing phyllis and jeremy together, you know? And her behavior was really off. Well, more off than usual. Jack, I don’t know what it is, but I am pretty sure the two of them are up to something.

Phyllis: I mean, I know exactly what this woman’s gonna do. She’s gonna make this whole gala about her and her engagement. She’s gonna celebrate. “Hey, I’m back from the dead, and I’m also the newest member of the abbott family,” with this big, disgusting ring on her finger.

Jeremy: She is insufferable. I mean, the fact that she’s being so unjustly rewarded despite all the crimes she’s committed and all the lies she’s told.

Phyllis: I don’t understand this. I don’t understand why I’m the only one who sees her for who she is. I don’t get it.

Jeremy: You’re not alone anymore, phyllis. You got me. And if she’s planning this big announcement tonight, I think it’s only right that we make our move, as well, to balance the scales of justice.

Phyllis: Okay. I mean, everything has to go as planned. It has to because if this blows up in my face…

Jeremy: That’s the beautiful thing about a masquerade ball. I can work my magic, and no one will even know I was there.

Amanda: Please direct your attention to exhibit 107, a legally binding document signed by mr. Devon hamilton.

Ms. Shannon: Thank you.

Amanda: You will see his clear and easily recognizable signature where he agreed to the merger. Now, while it is regrettable that mr. Hamilton has had a change of heart about the agreement he signed —

Jill: Oh, good. This is the right room. It is a maze out there. I had to leave breadcrumbs to find my way back home. Please tell me I’m not too late.

Amanda: Um, ms. Shannon, this is ms. Abbott.

Jill: I’m sorry I couldn’t make it earlier. It couldn’t be helped.

Ms. Shannon: Fine. Have a seat, ms. Abbott.

Jill: Oh, no, no, no, no. I will not need a chair because this won’t take any time at all.

Lily: Jill, what are you talking about?

Jill: I’m about to solve this whole mess right now.

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Chelsea: What if we used a game format to help people navigate all sorts of interpersonal conflict? You know, um, small challenges get bigger, more complex as the player gains more skills.

Daniel: Yeah. No, no, no. I love it. Conquering fears like public speaking or job interviews, first dates.

Chelsea: Dealing with a difficult boss, um, or a challenging mother.

Daniel: Oh, yeah. No, no, no. I’m not gonna be able to help you with either of those scenarios.

Chelsea: Yeah, me neither. I guess we’re going to have to do some research, try to figure out what it’s like to be raised by a difficult, nontraditional, maternal type.

Daniel: That’s gonna be tough.

Chelsea: I really think if we put our heads together, we can come up with a magical world where we help people navigate certain pitfalls and help them come out the other side.

Daniel: Thanks to omega sphere.

Chelsea: Yeah. So, let’s start changing the world, one player at a time.

Daniel: I’m in.

Jack: I am not gonna let phyllis or stark or anyone else rob us of this happiness. We are safe. Our security team is in place as long as we want them. We have nothing to fear.

Diane: I know, but —

Jack: We deserve this. I want to shout this from the rooftops, don’t you?

Diane: You’re right. I can’t wait to tell the world that I am finally becoming mrs. Jack abbott.

Jack: Good. You’re not gonna worry about the naysayers?

Diane: No. But it’s kyle. And we agreed to hold off on making our announcement until after we were sure he was on board with our marriage.

Jack: We did, but I’m sure he’s on board by now.

Diane: Yeah, but we don’t know for certain. Have you talked to him? I haven’T.

Jack: Well, not about that specifically. I’m sure he’s just worried it’s too good to be true. His parents are finally getting married. How could he not approve? Once he sees how happy we are, he’ll know it’s the right thing.

Diane: Aww.

[ Doorbell rings ] Does anybody know we’re here?

Jack: I’ll handle it. Mamie.

Mamie: Hello, jack.

Jack: Welcome home.

Mamie: [ Laughing ] Ohh! What a lovely thing to hear.

Jack: Come in! Come in! Come in!

Mamie: Nothing’s changed. When was the last time you redecorated?

Jack: Ah, admittedly, it’s been a little while.

Mamie: Oh, hello — diane jenkins? I thought that you —

Diane: Uh, it’s — it’s a long story. Lovely to see you, mamie.

Jack: So, I assume you’re here for the gala?

Mamie: I am. I wouldn’t miss it. I booked my hotel reservations months ago —

Jack: Oh, no, no, no hotel. I won’t hear of it. You’ll stay here. Ashley and traci are in town right now. They would love to see you.

Mamie: [ Chuckles ] I can’t wait to see them.

Diane: You know, you two have a lot to catch up on. I, um — I have an errand to run. I’ll see you later.

[ Door closes ]

Ms. Shannon: You’re here to resolve the situation?

Jill: That’s right.

Ms. Shannon: Well, actually, that’s my job.

Jill: Well, I beg your pardon, but I am the woman who set this whole thing in motion. So, perhaps I should be the one to end it.

Lily: Jill, what’s going on?

Amanda: There seems to be a new development in our case.

Jill: Perhaps this would be the perfect time for a break.

Ms. Shannon: After the one we

just took?

Jill: Oh. Well, I know it’s extraordinary, but how about a mini break? Okay? And then I can explain things to everyone.

Christine: We’re just returning from a recess.

Ms. Shannon: If there was a chance to avoid litigation so you could seek a mutually beneficial outcome, you should have done it before you started arbitration.

Jill: You know what? You are absolutely right. Devon, lily, this is urgent. And this could change the future for all of us. – It’s the birthday girl! – Let’s invite jacques

Devon: I mean, I’m willing to listen, so what do you have to say, jill?

Jill: Why don’t we discuss this elsewhere, somewhere more casual, a little more friendly?

Lily: [ Sighs ] Okay. Where do you want to go?

Devon: Hang on a second. Just — can you tell us what this is about, please?

Christine: If I could just have a few words with my client?

Amanda: Yeah. Lily, let’s discuss what our next steps should be.

Jill: I want to thank you so much, both of you, for your long hours and your expertise. And as much as I love you, at this juncture, your work is no longer required.

Christine: This is where i have to object.

Jill: Christine, this is all off the record. Nobody’s gonna strong-arm anybody. I’m not gonna brainwash devon into handing over the keys to the kingdom.

Amanda: Jill, are you sure about this?

Jill: I would bet my company on it. You two, what do you say we give this one more try without the attorneys? Oh, come on. If it doesn’t work out, we can get the arbitrator back, and this complete stranger can decide your futures for you. It’s up to you.

Devon: I — yeah. Okay. Sure. Sure.

Christine: Devon.

Devon: I want to hear what she has to say, so… I’ll fill you in at the gala tonight.

Jill: Thanks, christine. I’ll see you at the party later.

Christine: Alright. Good luck.

Devon: Thank you.

Jill: Okay. Shall we? I’m buying.

Devon: Yeah. Just text me where, and I’ll meet you.

Jill: Yep. Talk to you later.

Jack: I am so happy to see you. How long has it been?

Mamie: Oh, it’s been many, many years since I’ve been in genoa city.

Jack: I got your note when dina died. Thank you. That meant a lot to me.

Mamie: She was a decent woman, jack. Just not a mother. I hope you found it in your heart to forgive her.

Jack: You talked to me a lot about forgiveness back in the day. Yeah. Yeah, we found peace before dina died. I took it pretty hard. Seems like I’ve just come out of it lately. Last few months.

Mamie: Hmm. You’re in love, jackie.

Jack: Wow. You can still read me like a book.

Mamie: Diane?

Jack: Yes, diane. Oh, I want you to meet the woman she has become. She… it’s caused a few problems in the house.

Mamie: [ Laughs ] Ashley?

Jack: Of course you’d remember that.

Mamie: I just know a thing or two about loving somebody not everyone cares for. But that does not matter. You are in love and you’re happy. And I can see that. Now, that’s all that matters.

Diane: I hope I didn’t keep you waiting long.

Kyle: Oh, not a problem. You’ve been busy, a lot on your hands.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Literally.

Kyle: You must be looking forward to tonight.

Diane: I am.

Kyle: It’ll be nice to go out knowing stark is still overseas.

Diane: Yes, that’s something I need to talk to you about.

Kyle: He’s back?

Diane: He never even left.

Kyle: You’ve got to be kidding me. Phyllis said that he —

Diane: Well, phyllis says a lot of things.

Kyle: No. I checked. He chartered a jet.

Diane: It was just a carefully planned scheme to get jack and I back home.

Kyle: Phyllis?

Diane: Yeah.

Kyle: Really? She knows how dangerous that man is.

Diane: Well, and guess who i saw today with the never-even-left stark. None other than your mother-in-law.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Okay.

Diane: What are you doing?

Kyle: Letting summer know we have more irrefutable proof that her mother has teamed up with a monster.

Phyllis: You’re confident? So, let me get this straight. You think you’re just gonna walk into the party and then walk out and no one’s gonna be the wiser?

Jeremy: There’s nothing to worry about. It’s what I do.

Phyllis: I have a lot on the line here.

Jeremy: Okay. I’ll be keeping a careful eye on you behind the mask.

Phyllis: Okay. If any element of this plan goes awry —

Jeremy: I am aware that things need to happen with clockwork precision. And it will.

Phyllis: This is life or death for me.

Jeremy: Okay, we are both taking huge risks here, okay? And I’m not going back to prison.

[ Cellphone pings ] Who’s that?

Phyllis: [ Voice breaking ] It’s my daughter.

Jeremy: Hey. What’s going on? Are you having a change of heart? I’m not a doctor.

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Devon: Amanda. I bet you had a lot of fun today going after me and tearing me down in front of everyone, didn’t you?

Amanda: If you think that, you can add me to the long list of things that you will never understand.

Devon: Well, did i misunderstand when you said that watching me fail was one of the perks of your job?

Amanda: [ Scoffs ] You know, every time I had to point out your flaws, highlight your shortcomings, put your lack of loyalty on display, it was a painful reminder of the pain that you caused me because I failed at choosing a good man, one that would respect me and love me and not humiliate me in such a hurtful way. I mean, abby. Abby, of all people. You know, I have to admit, i never saw that coming. And cheating? I remembered how broken you were when elena cheated on you with nate. I helped you pick up the pieces, remember? I thought you didn’t give your heart so easily to anyone. But here we are. So, no, devon, I take no pleasure in any of this. I hate remembering how deeply you hurt me. You know, I really — I thought you were a good man. So, I’m thankful now because I know the truth.

Diane: Jack said the security detail is still in place. You’ve got coverage at home, at work —

Kyle: No, no matter where stark is, he is a danger to us all. We have to figure out a way to get rid of him.

Diane: You sound like your father.

Kyle: We both want what’s best for you. Thanks for letting me know.

Diane: Yeah, and there’s something else I’d like to talk to you about.

Kyle: The engagement.

Diane: I was wondering if you’d given any more thought to the fact that your parents are finally getting married.

Kyle: Maybe we should discuss this together, the three of us, so there’s no misunderstandings.

Mamie: So, you’re living in this big place all by yourself?

Jack: Uh, not exactly. Ashley is living here with her husband, cole, and, uh…diane.

Mamie: Diane?

That diane?

Jack: One and the same.

Mamie: You married her.

Jack: Uh, we’re thinking about it.

Mamie: Well, congratulations. I guess.

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Mamie: Well, ashley’s probably happy as a clam that you’re about to marry diane, isn’t she?

Jack: Oh, yeah, she — she’s just thrilled. I was hoping I could get them to sign a peace treaty, but that doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen.

Mamie: Sounds like fun.

Jack: Oh, yeah, it’s a regular barrel of monkeys, mame.

Billy: Hey, jack! You get my voicemail? Let’s talk!

Mamie: [ Gasps ]

Billy: Mamie? Oh, my goodness, mamie.

Mamie: Billy abbott, look at you, all grown up! You have your father’s eyes.

Billy: Oh, my goodness. Come here. It is so great to see you. Everyone is gonna be thrilled that you are here.

Mamie: Like your mother?

Billy: She’ll be pretty far down that list.

Mamie: Mm. How is she?

Billy: She is about the same as she’s always been.

Mamie: Mnh, that’s too bad.

Billy: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Mamie, your room is ready. If you need anything else, you let me know. The place is yours.

Mamie: Thanks, jackie. I can manage.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Mamie: Wow. It feels like home.

Billy: Did you know this was happening?

Jack: I had no idea. She just showed up. She’s here for the gala.

Billy: Well, finally a reason to go to the gala.

Jack: Is the purpose of your visit — does it have anything to do with my job offer?

Billy: Yes, it does, jack. Put me in. I’m ready.

Jack: Wait. At jabot? Are you serious? I know you left chancellor-winters to get away from the business world.

Billy: Yeah, I know, but I’ve been — been thinking a lot about this, and, uh, it feels like the right time. You know, with everything that I’ve seen and everything that I’ve learned, I actually think I’ll do the old man proud this time around. You know, mamie says I have his eyes, so I feel like that’s a good start.

Jack: There has been a change in you. I think it has something to do with hanging around chelsea.

Billy: Why do you say that?

Jack: I don’t know. You’re more mature, more centered, more thoughtful.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe I finally figured out what I want to do when i grow up.

Jack: Oh, no, no, no, no, don’t pass over this with a joke. I mean it. You feel like you’ve changed?

Billy: I don’t know. You know, I’ve shared a little bit with you about everything that chelsea has been going through with her anxiety and her depression, you know? She’s been through hell, and I’ve been beside her the whole way. And, uh, you see something like that up close, the real life and death of it, you quickly realize that if it doesn’t destroy you, it makes you stronger. And I hope that chelsea and i both come out on the right side of that.

Jack: I could not be happier for you — or for me!

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Everything that you’ve been through — and you’ve been through a lot…

Billy: Yeah.

Jack: …Brought you back to jabot. Welcome home, billy.

Billy: You have no idea how much that means to me.

[ Hand pats ]

Jeremy: That text must have disturbed you because you haven’t answered my question. Are you in or out?

Phyllis: [ Sniffles, sighs ] If we go through with this… my entire life will change. Every day will be about keeping this secret, the biggest secret I’ve ever kept in my life.

Jeremy: Now you’re incapable of telling a few lies?

Phyllis: Not like this. This is next-level.

Jeremy: Now, if you can’t go through with this, tell me now because this is your final chance to call it off.

Phyllis: Uh, I have to go. Relapsing ms isn’t the only thing I have going on.

Lily: Jill, we have been through hell the past few months, and you can just make everything go away?

Jill: Oh, not everything. Some things I’ll leave up to you. But I can’t tell you how happy i was to learn that the arbitrator had not made her decision yet.

Lily: Yeah, well, things were actually going really well for our side.

Jill: Yeah, I got that impression. And you’re welcome to go back there, but not until you’ve heard me out.

Lily: [ Scoffs ] Okay.

Devon: Did I miss anything?

Jill: No, you’re right on time.

Devon: Alright. Well, what is this about, jill?

Jill: I’ve reached a decision — mutually beneficial.

Diane: I’ll be the judge of that.

Lily: Okay, a decision? I mean, shouldn’t we talk about this before we bring it to the other side?

Jill: When you hear what i have to say, there won’t be any more sides.

Devon: Well, let’s hear what you have to say.

Jill: Okay. The ipo is dead. We’re not going forward with it. The company will remain a private entity.

Lily: Um… [ Laughs ] What? You just changed your mind, just like that?

Jill: Just like that. Yes. And since your sticking point was going public, I hope you’ll change your mind just like that. And then maybe the two of you can find a way to be a family again.

Billy: So, I got some thoughts, some ideas about new directions that we can take this thing.

Jack: Uh, write them down, okay? I definitely want to talk about them, just not tonight. There are too many things going on tonight.

Billy: Okay. What — what is going on? You look like you got something up your sleeve.

Jack: I haven’t a clue what you’re talking about.

Billy: Oh, yeah? You might want to turn down the wattage of that smile a little bit.

[ Door closes ] Okay. I’m gonna take off. I’ll let you all get ready. Thank you again.

Jack: Thank you.

Billy: I will see you all tonight.

Diane: Yeah. Bye, billy.

Kyle: See you later.

[ Door opens ]

Jack: So, that thing you had to take care of was seeing kyle?

Diane: Yes. I wanted to find out how he feels about our engagement.

Jack: And?

Kyle: I wanted to speak to both of you at the same time.

Jack: By all means, speak from the heart.

Phyllis: Hey, summer. I got your text, obviously.

Summer: You got here fast.

Phyllis: Yeah. Well, of course. The last conversation was tense. Everything is tense between us. I hate it that we can’t talk anymore.

Summer: It was pretty unforgettable, right? That last conversation?

Phyllis: Was it?

Summer: Yeah. You were warning me and kyle that jeremy stark was off to europe to track down jack and diane. But guess where he really was. He was right here in town. Pretty sure he never left. And I don’t want to hear any more excuses from you. I just have one question. Even with our relationship on the verge of total destruction, did you seriously lie straight to my face? I got this mountain bike for only $11. Dealdash.Com the fair and honest bidding site. This kitchenaid mixer sold for less than $26. This I-pad sold for less than $43. And this playstation 5 sold for less than a dollar. I won these bluetooth headphones for $20. I got these three suitcases for less than $40. And shipping is always free. Go to dealdash.Com right now and see how much you can save. I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,

Daniel: Chelsea, it is an honor to be working with you. I mean it. You know, we’ve both been on some rocky roads. Life has thrown us some curve balls. But, you know, it’s those adventures that take us off the path. Those are the ones that help us learn and grow and get stronger and maybe help a few people along the way.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, thank you, daniel.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] You want to thank me, you can thank me by designing a world that no one’s ever imagined before.

Daniel: See you later.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: Hey.

Chelsea: Hi!

Billy: Wow, that smile can’t be all for me.

Chelsea: It’s all me!

Billy: Let me guess. Daniel’s omega sphere?

Chelsea: I am a world maker.

Billy: One day it dresses, the next day it’s the universe. That is a hell of a trajectory.

Chelsea: I know! What can I say? Well, what about you? You look like you just won the lottery.

Billy: I think I may have. I’m going back to jabot.

Chelsea: Aww, where you belong.

Billy: Yeah. You know what they say about going home, even if it is the prison I spent half my life trying to escape. How did we go from barely employable to movers and shakers again?

Chelsea: We finally found where we’re meant to be.

Billy: Mm. Think we can handle it?

Chelsea: I do. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this my whole life. I truly think that things are gonna be great for both of us.

Jill: Okay, um, I know that this is a lot to take in all at once.

Devon: Yeah, it really is. But I would like to ask you how you expect us all to work together again after everything that she said.

Lily: Sorry. Everything that I said?

Devon: Yes.

Lily: Devon, I wasn’t in a vacuum. You had some choice words to say to me, too.

Devon: Okay. How about after everything you’ve done?

Lily: What have I done? What, I had the audacity to hold you to a contract? You’re right. I’m very childish.

Devon: No, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about stabbing me in the back.

Lily: Oh, my god.

Devon: And hiring my ex. You hired amanda.

Lily: Right.

Devon: And how about the way you have a problem with how i grieve or honor our father?

Lily: Oh, here we go. Because everything I do revolves around your feelings. You are so selfish.

Jill: Stop it. Stop it, both of you! We cannot continue to let everything fall apart this way. It is breaking my heart. This is our work. We are family. It’s our world. God, I wish I had a time machine so I go back to before I made this ipo an issue.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Yeah, so do I.

Devon: We can’t, though, jill.

Jill: Well, then what is gonna happen if we can’t forgive each other and learn to work together?

Devon: I don’t see a way that I could ever do that.

Phyllis: I hope you never know what it’s like for your child to turn their back on you.

Summer: You joined forces with a dangerous felon.

Phyllis: Really? Where’d you hear that? Oh. Diane, right?

Summer: [ Scoffs ] But you are working with stark. Right, mom? Aren’t you? I don’t even know who you are anymore.

Phyllis: I am your mother. That’s who I am. Your mother. I would do anything in this world to keep you protected and safe.

Summer: So you use me to deliver your lies so that you and stark can get revenge on kyle’s mom.

Phyllis: To protect you.

Summer: By putting me in harm’s way?

Phyllis: Everything that I do for you, every single thing that I do for you, summer, is because I love you and I want to keep you safe and protected.

Summer: This isn’t love. This is traumatizing. You are hurting me and everyone that I love. So, I need you to stop or I need you gone before someone gets really hurt.

[ Sighs ]

Jack: Whatever you have to say, whatever your feelings are about our relationship, your mother and I want to hear it.

Kyle: I’ve been thinking a lot about this, about your history, together and apart, and what your decision means for everyone in your lives and how this will affect our future.

Diane: I know. It’s — it’s — it’s a lot.

Kyle: Mm. The road to true love — it never did run smooth. You’ve had your fair share of obstacles and interferences and acts of god and poor decisions, but here you are now, ready to begin again. You love each other.

Jack: Yes, very much.

Kyle: You’ve proven that, time after time, and you’ve accepted and forgiven each other. And the circumstances of your love story are beyond extraordinary. So, who am I to stand in your way? And what more can I say but i hope you make each other very happy. You deserve it.

Diane: [ Sighs ] So, you’re okay with us getting married?

Kyle: When I think about when I was a kid, this is all I ever wanted, so of course you have my blessing.

Diane: Aww.

Jack: Fantastic. Ahh!

Diane: Aww.

Kyle: Come here, mom.

Diane: Thank you.

[ Knocking on door ]

Phyllis: Oh, god. I’m in. Let’s do it. Oh, we’re gonna make this the party they never forget.

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Victor: Jill, there you are. How nice to see you.

Jill: Nice to see you, too.

Victor: Have a seat.

Jill: Thank you. Thank you. So you sounded like it was urgent on the phone, so I made the ranch my first stop, but I am late for the arbitration.

Victor: Oh, is that today?

Jill: Yes, victor, that is today and I’ve got to get going and I’m sure you’d like to cut to the chase anyway, yes?

Victor: Well, then, I have to say, my timing is perfect.

Victoria: Oh, I’m glad you’re here. It’s like you read my mind.

Nate: Oh, yeah?

Victoria: I was hoping to go over some budgetary issues regarding newman media’s next quarter.

Nate: Okay, well, I’m happy to do that, but I was hoping we could discuss something else first.

Victoria: Sounds like something’s bothering you. Is there anything that I can do to help?

Nate: Yeah, look, um…

Victoria: It’s fine. You can talk to me about it.

Devon: Amanda.

Amanda: Devon.

Devon: I was surprised to hear that you agreed to come back and represent chancellor-winters ’cause i figured you’d never want to see me again.

Amanda: Well, when lily reached out to me, it made perfect sense to take this case, since I was instrumental in solidifying the merger in the first place. No one knows the ins and outs better than I do.

Devon: Except for maybe me and lily.

Lily: I don’t think now is a time or place for this.

Amanda: No, no, it’s okay. See, devon, you were more about the big picture. I was the one in the trenches dotting the “I’s” and crossing the “t’S.” But I simply see this as a natural extension of what I was already doing for jill and lily.

Devon: Well, sure, but you know that sometimes a case is about more than just “I’s” and “t’s,” and it’s about right and wrong.

Amanda: I couldn’t agree more.

Devon: And about knowing the history and how much time I’ve put into a company like hamilton-winters.

Amanda: Oh, I know. Do you not remember all of the long conversations we had about neil? The fact that you are here touting your history and loyalty is a joke

Devon: Joke? So is this, like, revenge, then, for you?

Amanda: Don’t flatter yourself. I am here to win an arbitration. Having a front-row seat to watching you lose? That’s just a perk. Not flossing well?

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Christine: Good morning.

Devon: Hey.

Christine: Everyone’s exchanging pleasantries. That’s nice to see. Devon, why don’t we go inside?

Devon: Sure.

Christine: If you want any shot of walking away with your company, you can’t let them get under your skin.

Devon: I — abby gave me the same advice. I know how to handle myself.

Christine: Okay, it’s just, you seem a little rattled. Clearly, that’s part of their strategy.

Devon: Maybe I’m letting them think that they’ve gotten to me.

Christine: Then you’re doing a good job.

Arbitrator: Are both sides ready to proceed?

Christine: We are, ms. Shannon.

Devon: I don’t think we are yet, as we’re missing someone important. Is jill not meant to be here?

Christine: Why don’t you let me speak on our behalf?

Amanda: Ms. Winters is here on behalf of chancellor-winters. These legal proceedings are of the utmost importance to both ms. Winters and ms. Abbott, but they still have a company to run. The massive reach of their conglomerate necessitates that someone be available at nearly all times, but I assure you ms. Abbott will be joining us as soon as she’s able to step away from her professional obligations.

Arbitrator: Very well. Then let’s begin.

[ Knock on door ]

Elena: Audra, hey. Nate around?

Audra: I think he’s in a meeting.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Let me guess, with victoria.

Audra: I believe so. Is everything okay?

Elena: Honestly, I don’t even know.

Audra: Hey, maybe we could have a chat — away from this place. You up for a cup of coffee?

Nate: I think we need to address what happened the other night.

Victoria: I thought that we were pretty clear with one another.

Nate: Saying everything is fine is one thing, but is it really? Victoria, I don’t want what happened to change our work dynamic, and I hope it doesn’t alter the trust and comfort we have with one another.

Victoria: Nate, don’t give it any more thought. Really, it bears little to no weight on my end.

Nate: I hope that’s the case.

Victoria: Look, if it would make you feel better, I will willingly admit that i overstepped, and I’ll apologize. I apologize if I made you feel uncomfortable.

Nate: No apologies necessary

[Chuckles] Because you wouldn’t mean in anyway.

Victoria: Excuse me?

Nate: You don’t feel like you overstepped, now, do you?

Victoria: No, I don’T.

[ Chuckles ]

Jill: Would you please stop being so cryptic? You have my attention.

Victor: Ooh, I’m being cryptic now.

Jill: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: Well, to be honest with you, I was surprised to learn that you’re willing to go to war with devon over hamilton-winters.

Jill: Why would that surprise you.

Victor: And put lily against her brother?

Jill: Look, if there had been a more amicable option, I would have taken it. You of all people know there isn’t always one. And when you’re dealing with family, things can turn very ugly.

Victor: Only too true.

Jill: I take no pleasure in this battle with them. I can already see the emotional toll it’s taking on lily and devon. But he accepted this merger with the full knowledge that I would retain the majority interest in chancellor-winters.

Victor: Right.

Jill: And as open as I am to listening to other people’s opinion, in the end, the decision’s mine, and I like the company the way it is.

Victor: You bet. Hi. I keep my home fresh with febreze fade defy plug.

Victor: Now, you must remember that I do understand that you have a certain vision for your company, as you should. You’re the decision-maker.

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Victor: Let me ask you, how do you think katherine would feel? She realized you drew a very hard line with devon. I mean, devon is her grandson.

Jill: You’re playing the katherine card, aren’t you? Look, katherine had a lot of opinions, a lot of opinions about a lot of things, and most of them I did not agree with. But make no mistake, there are times when I miss her like crazy.

Victor: Yep.

Jill: What I don’t miss is when she harped at me on how to run the company all the time. She and I can discuss that in the afterlife.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s fair enough.

Jill: Just so you know, lily and I did try to come to an agreement with devon, okay? We offered him a really, really generous settlement, we offered to let him retain the hamilton-winters name, but he shot all that down. He’s trying to make some sort of a point. I don’t think it can be made in the time he has left. The trouble is, he’s playing with a really weak hand. I mean, he’s got the emotion and the sentiment, but he has no legal standing.

Victor: Yeah, you’re correct about all of that, I think. However, I think your personal relationship with him is going to suffer some damage, and that would be a shame, you know? I mean, I asked you to come here knowing full well what the complications can be, but instead of a lawsuit and all those legal entanglements and hostilities, I’m willing to offer you an alternative.

Christine: Hamilton-winters was founded on one core principle — family. Created by neil winters and his son devon, it was the culmination of familial love and devotion. Neil and his wife, drew, adopted devon when he was a teenager and brought them into their loving home and helped mold him into the successful man he is today. The company they started and built, grew was and continues to be a shining symbol of neil’s legacy, a living monument of a man who wanted to become a father, a son who loved him, and the importance of family. Unfortunately, it’s that sentiment that ms. Abbott and ms. Winters preyed upon when they convinced mr. Hamilton to merge hamilton-winters with chancellor industries. They used devon’s deep regard for family bonds, the role that neil played in his and his sister’s lives, and they coerced him into merging. And their argument? To create a family-run company that would make neil proud. Well, shortly after they convinced him to merge, ms. Abbott and ms. Winters insisted on opening up the company to an ipo. Okay, so that’s taking a family-run company and letting in outside money and influence, taking the power out of their hands and putting it in to others. Immediately, devon objected to this and after multiple attempts to try and stop the ipo and amicably dissolve the merger, ms. Abbott and ms. Winters flexed their collective muscle and made it very clear they had no intention of bringing this dream that they sold to devon to fruition. You see, my client’s not asking for money or stock or some sort of windfall. All he is asking for is to walk away with the company that he and his father created.

Elena: [ Sighs ] I hope you don’t think I’m jealous or insecure, because, trust me, I’m not.

Audra: No, I don’t think you are.

Elena: It’s just, I’m struggling with the amount of time nate is spending at work.

Audra: Well, a business like newman media, the demands are intense.

Elena: Which I completely understand.

Audra: But I think you have some legitimate questions about what’s going on between nate and victoria.

Elena: You do?

Audra: It’s probably not my place to say anything, but I’m a little troubled by it.

Elena: I understand that nate and victoria have a tight working relationship. He’s always been good in groups. That’s part of what made him such a great surgeon, his ability to flow with all the people around him.

Audra: I don’t want to cross any lines, elena, you know, or across any issues in your relationship with nate, but I think, um…

Elena: Just say it.

Audra: Well, I think maybe nate and victoria’s relationship is a little deep, but this could also just be me talking from my own biased point of view, because sometimes I feel a little out of the loop, but at times, you know, it just doesn’t feel like a normal employer/employee dynamic.

Elena: In what way?

Audra: Well, they’re together constantly, and I’m sure that’s — that’s great for nate. I’m sure he’s learning a lot. But I’m not sure they’re always focused on the business at hand.

Elena: So what are you saying? There’s something more going on?

Audra: I’m sensing there’s a lot more.

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Victoria: We’re adults. Clearly, there is a chemistry between us. And would I have liked to have explored that chemistry and how explosive it might be? Yes. That’s why I invited you to my hotel suite.

[ Sighs ] But I understand that we’re in two different situations. I — I have a certain freedom that you don’t currently have. Look, I’m a single woman. I saw something interesting, and I acted on it.

Nate: Oh, yeah, you did.

[ Chuckles ]

Victoria: You made your choice. I respect that.

Nate: Okay. I’ll just assume you mean that.

Victoria: We are smart, sophisticated, successful, and I’m sure that we can control ourselves somehow. This attraction that we have for each other, I mean, it doesn’t have to be acted on, right? No matter how powerful it is.

Audra: It’s difficult to hear. I know.

Elena: It is, but I appreciate your honesty. So, what, you think they’re having an affair?

Audra: Well, I’m not sure if anything physical has happened, but if not, I sense it’s heading in that direction. I know you’re probably skeptical. I’m just telling you what I’ve seen.

Elena: No, I don’t doubt it. I just don’t know what to do with this information. It doesn’t make sense to me. Yes, nate and I struggled last year, but we also fought really hard to get through it, so I don’t see why he would jeopardize us.

Audra: Some men are just like that.

Elena: Yeah, you know, when we first got together, we were both in relationships.

Audra: That’s concerning.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, I guess it is, but we are adults, and we made a choice. Now I guess I have a choice to make. What, do I just wait to catch them in the act? Do I trust nate when he says nothing’s going on? Or, what, do I fight for him?

Audra: That’s a decision you’re going to have to make, but if you’re asking for my opinion, look, I’m not one to sit back and do nothing. I’m guessing you’re the same way.

Elena: Well, yeah, I’m willing to fight for my relationship, but what makes this difficult is nate loves his job. He’s so passionate about it. And victoria is a part of that. So she has him right where she wants him.

Audra: I may have an idea that could change up the status quo in a way that helps you.

Victor: Now, jill, I think i know why devon is so adamant about getting hamilton-winters back.

Jill: Yes, he misses his autonomy.

Victor: That’s one of the reasons. The other reason is that he’s worried about you wanting to take the company public.

Jill: Look, he can blame the ipo all he wants, but at best, that was the last straw for him.

Victor: Come on. You and I know what it means when you take a company public. That means you invite all kinds of strangers who are shareholders who interfere in your decision-making process. If that’s the reason devon wants hamilton-winters back, I understand him, okay? I have a feeling you didn’t think this through.

Jill: You said you had an alternative for me.

Victor: Right.

Jill: Is that it? That I don’t know what I’m doing?

Victor: Whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s no reason to get defensive, okay? I think you will like what I have to propose.

Amanda: There is no doubt that the work that mr. Hamilton put into building hamilton-winters along with his late father was admirable. The success of the company was a large part of why my clients proposed the merger in the first place. That being said, the reasons behind why mr. Hamilton decided to merge his company with chancellor industries are irrelevant. Whatever he claims was implied to him during private conversations are not germane to these proceedings. He entered into a contractual agreement period, and nowhere in that contract was there a promise that the newly merged company would remain private throughout its tenure. Effectively, he has come to arbitration to request that the courts assist him in a breach of contract. He wants to break the agreement that he entered into of his own volition. He wants to break his promise. He doesn’t want to hold up his end of the bargain. He wants to throw it all away. But in doing so, he may potentially cause irreparable damage to the existing company. (Terrie) if you’re a smoker.

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Audra: Whenever I start a new job, I always do my research, which means I’ve done a deep dive into victoria’s life. That woman has led a colorful life. No lack of romantic partners, to put it politely. Did you follow the drama with her last husband, um, ashland locke?

Elena: Yeah, he and nate used to be close.

Audra: Really? I’m not sure I want that guy as a friend.

Elena: Nate found out pretty quickly that he was manipulating him. Yeah, that — that man was a piece of work.

Audra: Seems like victoria’s married a few of those, including, uh, billy abbott — more than once. But, apparently, she had one former partner with a particularly interesting story. From what I’ve learned, he may have been the love of her life. You know, they break up, reunite, and so on. And then one day he disappeared. He was gone for a really long time, and when he came back, he’d changed. He was violent, dangerous.

Elena: Are you talking about J.T. Hellstrom?

Amanda: The foundation of the contract between chancellor industries and hamilton-winters was based on fairness for all parties involved. Because jill abbott was given the largest stake in the merged company. Other terms were put in that were more favorable to mr. Hamilton. This was the compromise that both parties agreed to. In fact, I personally reviewed the documents for mr. Hamilton during various stages of the merger. I found the terms to be quite fair to him. Initially, I was not formal counsel for either party, so I could view things with an impartial eye, and nowhere did I see terms that were purely one-sided without a caveat to level the balance. Nothing has changed throughout the process except for mr. Hamilton’s desires. Now that he wants to move in a new direction, he’s regretting the deal that he signed, calling foul and pointing his fingers at my clients.

[ Scoffs ] You’re not allowed to do that. You’re not allowed to change the rules in the middle of the game. It’s not the way business works or life. And no amount of emotionally charged accusation is going to change the reality. There’s only one person guilty of breaking the chancellor-winters agreement, and that person is you.

Christine: We knew it was going to be like this. Just keep it together.

Devon: [ Chuckles ] Okay. Would anybody mind if we took a recess?

Christine: Uh, perhaps an early lunch?

Arbitrator: Okay.

Devon: [ Sighs ]

Jill: Well, look, I don’t know what you’re offering me, but there is one thing I want you to know, that this ipo was not unvetted nor impulsive on my part, and I don’t appreciate the insinuation.

Victor: I didn’t mean to imply any wrongdoing on your part, okay? But I’ve known you long enough and know you well enough to know that you share one characteristic of all moguls. You want to keep control.

Jill: I care about the bottom line and the health of my company.

Victor: Yes. Now, for your information, I have often thought — well, not often, but sometimes thought of taking newman public. But the notion of shareholders coming in, strangers coming in, interfering with my decision-making process? To hell with it. Okay? Unless, of course — unless I needed the money, and public offering brings an influx of capital. And I suspect that this is what it’s all about, right?

Jill: Well, business is about making money.

Victor: There are more creative ways of raising funds, you know? Not an ipo. Keep all the shareholders, all the strangers away. That would allow you and devon to maintain control of the company.

Jill: I am aware of the other options, okay? Could you be more specific?

Victor: I’m talking about private investor who would stay out of any decision-making process that you and devon would be involved in, and they would guarantee that in writing.

Jill: And I assume you have someone in mind.

Audra: You’re exactly right. J.T. Hellstrom. Did you know him?

Elena: No, but I did hear a lot of stories about when he came to town. Everyone thought he was dead, but when he returned, something was off. Well, he ended up almost killing victoria, nikki, and sharon. And when all was said and done, they actually found out that J.T. Had a brain tumor. So that was the reason he was spiraling, and it actually wasn’t his fault.

Audra: That’s obviously awful for all involved, but maybe with your medical background, J.T. Might be an interesting case study.

Elena: Yeah, maybe in a purely medical sense, but I don’t see what that has to do with nate and victoria.

Well, I did my research into J.T., As well. It turns out he was released from prison. He’s just avoided genoa city since he’s been out. And I was thinking someone like J.T. Deserves to have his story told. And that’s when it occurred to me. Wouldn’t his life make an interesting story on your medical podcast? I’m sholeh and I lost 75 pounds with golo.

Amanda: Thanks. So, this case is going as well as expected. How are you feeling?

Lily: I don’t know. Feeling torn. I feel like the way that we’re going about this is causing devon a lot of pain.

Amanda: You want to win, right?

Lily: Yeah, of course I want to win, but I don’t want to hurt him in the process. And, I don’t know, I feel like you were attacking him professionally and personally.

Amanda: It’s my job to use all ammunition in my arsenal. If my mere presence is putting him off-balance, so be it. Lily, I understand that you are conflicted, but just remember, devon brought this on himself.

Elena: You think I should bring J.T. To town to interview him about his medical history?

Audra: For a few reasons. One, it would be the perfect way to kick-start the reboot of your medical podcast at newman media. I mean, what’s splashier than bringing back genoa city’s long-lost prodigal son? You know, give him the opportunity to clear the air, explain what he’s been through, and publicly make amends.

Elena: No, I don’t want to exploit anyone for ratings.

Audra: Right, but the reason why people would listen is because it would be healing for everyone. So we’d be doing a good thing.

Elena: Yeah, I guess, if it were done respectfully.

Audra: Yeah, and it would give you the opportunity to work directly with nate. Wasn’t that part of the reason why you and nate decided to bring the podcast back to newman, right?

Elena: Yeah, that was the driving force of reinstating my contract at newman.

Audra: And as a final bonus, and I’m not making any promises here, but if you look into J.T.’S story, who knows? Might have an impact on victoria. Maybe a love like theirs never really dies.

Victoria: Newman media’s growth looks good over the next quarter, but there’s going to be a low cash flow due to all of the recent acquisitions that we’ve made.

Nate: I’m confident the buys will be paying off soon.

Victoria: Oh, I agree, but we just need to find a way to increase the revenues to offset the money that we’ve spent.

Nate: Okay. I’ll go over the budget line-by-line.

Victoria: That’s why I called this meeting.

[ Sighs ]

Nate: Right.

[ Clears throat ]

Victoria: Is there some kind of problem?

Nate: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry. I am having trouble focusing this morning. Lily and devon’s arbitration hearing started today.

Victoria: I heard.

Nate: I know how you want it to play out because of the way it may affect your play for mccall, but, for me, either way it goes, I am very worried about my cousins. I still wish there was something more I could do for them.

Devon: Thank you. [ Sighs ] Again, christine, I’m sorry. I know I shouldn’t have done that.

Christine: Called a recess? That’s your lawyer’s job.

Devon: I apologize. I do. I just — it came out before I knew what I was saying.

Christine: Well, we had prepared for that sort of approach from them.

Devon: Believe me, I know we did. It’s just it’s really different to see amanda in person and see that she’s clearly enjoying this opportunity to go after me. And lily’s letting her take shots below the belt. So it’s a whole lot.

Christine: I understand. You’re frustrated. But you have to maintain your composure. Their strategy is working because you’re letting it.

Devon: I’m aware. It’s — it’s a lot harder than I thought, sitting back and not saying anything when the attacks are personal. And I know that amanda doesn’t care about what she’s saying or the contracts. She just literally wants to watch everything that I’ve built burn to the ground. Okay everyone, our mission is complete balanced nutrition.

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Christine: I empathize with you, and I know you need to vent your feelings, but do that here with me at society, not at arbitration. You can’t explode in there. That would be giving lily and amanda exactly what they want. Plus, it could hurt our case because the arbitrator could look at this entire lawsuit as an irrational, selfish move that they’re claiming it is.

Devon: Well, yeah, I didn’t even think about the arbitrator. Did you get a read on her? Like, is it — is it bad?

Elena: I admit, the idea of shifting victoria’s attention away from nate is tempting. And, of course, I would love to work with nate again, producing the podcast.

Audra: It would be a win/win for everyone. Or, almost everyone.

Elena: I also love the idea of bringing awareness to the effects that a brain tumor can have on one’s conscious or unconscious thought processes. I think it’s valuable to have someone who’s been negatively affected talk about their experience. That way, we’d be educating people and rebuilding relationships.

Audra: That’s exactly what I’m saying.

Elena: But there is a downside. What you’re saying in totality is just wrong. Toying with people’s emotions and making them relive traumas just so victoria can stop trying to steal my boyfriend? That’s not really a game I want to play.

Audra: I-I never meant to imply anything like that. But you’re absolutely right. All of that should stay in the past — the painful parts as well as the romance.

Elena: Yeah. Well, thank you for your insight, and I appreciate the conversation. And even though a J.T. Podcast is off the table, you have given me a lot to think about.

Audra: Absolutely. Whatever I can do to help.

Victoria: Despite our disagreement about the chancellor-winters arbitration outcome, I get why you want to make things right in your family. I mean, I wanted the same thing for mine. And having my parents working here with me at newman and convincing nick to come back to the company, I consider that one of my greatest successes of late. There’s something very powerful about having your family together, united and working towards the same goal.

Nate: Yeah, there is. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for us, and I take my heavy share of the blame for that.

Victoria: Well, I’m impressed that you’re taking responsibility and that you’re making amends for what you did. I am. And I… I really, truly hope that you can heal this rift in your family, nate.

Nate: I hope so, too.

Victoria: You know, I’ve been with some very unscrupulous people romantically, so your moral compass is a really nice change of pace.

Nate: Even though we’re not together?

Victoria: Right. You know, core values are also very admirable in business. You shouldn’t feel guilty about how things unravel between devon and lily. You really shouldn’T. That didn’t happen in a vacuum. You were provoked. You should try to cut yourself some slack.

Nate: I appreciate you saying that, but I think you’re the only one who feels that way.

Lily: I’m just not sure if this is the right way to go about it.

Amanda: But it is the best way to win. Devon is trying to destroy everything that you accomplished, everything that you worked so hard to achieve. I mean, how many nights did you spend alone at the office, especially after both coos left? Was devon working with the same level of commitment towards building and fortifying chancellor-winters? Absolutely not.

Lily: Hm. It’s funny. Daniel said the exact same thing to me earlier. He said that I have every right to try to preserve the company as is.

Amanda: Lily, everyone who cares about you knows that you deserve this, and devon is trying to rip it away for purely selfish reasons.

Lily: The way he ripped apart everything you and he had?

Amanda: Yes. And, yes, I am using our relationship to my advantage, to our advantage. If he’s flustered by that, so be it. Maybe he should’ve thought about the consequences of his actions before he cheated on me.

Lily: Amanda, this should not be about you getting back at him.

Amanda: No, it should not. It should be about you keeping your company intact. And I told you that I would do everything to make sure that that happened. You agreed to my methods. It’s really too late to back down now.

Lily: [ Exhales sharply ] I don’t know.

Amanda: You may have some ambivalence, but you have to let me work my way. This is where I excel, where I thrive. I understand that you may be torn, but jill is not. She wants chancellor-winters to stay intact, and I intend to deliver.

Victor: Now, you’re right in assuming that devon is playing with a weak hand in this suit, you know, and I think you’ll win.

Jill: And you want him to win?

Victor: Well, yeah, because if devon keeps on this path, then he will destroy the company that he and his father, neil, built, and I can’t allow that to happen, if only for neil’s sake.

Jill: So it’s about neil?

Victor: And devon. Now that devon is more intimately involved in abby’s life and my grandson’s life, I want to make sure that neil’s legacy passes through his son onto my grandson.

Jill: And you would be willing…?

Victor: Willing to offer you the money that you think chancellor deserves.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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Mamie, the woman that helped raise Jack, Ashley, and Traci after Dina left, returns for the Genoa City Bicentennial Masquerade Ball and Jack tells her all the latest Abbott family news.

Billy accepts Jack’s job offer to become Jabot’s co-CEO.

Daniel is excited about Chelsea’s game concept and he tells her he is happy to be working with her.

Kyle gives Jack and Diane his blessing for their marriage.

Jill arrives at the arbitration hearing before the arbitrator makes a decision about the merger, and Devon and Lily agree to listen to her before continuing with the hearing. Jill tells Devon and Lily that Chancellor Winters is not going public and she hopes they can put their differences aside and work together at the company. Devon tells Jill that he can’t do that because he has been hurt by everything that has happened.

Kyle tells Summer Diane thinks Jeremy and Phyllis are working together on a plan against her. Summer sends Phyllis a text message asking Phyllis that they need to talk and Phyllis considers not working with Jeremy. Summer is angry with Phyllis and asks her if she is working with Jeremy to do something against Diane. Phyllis doesn’t answer the question. Summer knows she is working with Jeremy. Summer asks Phyllis to stop her vendetta against Diane or just go away because she is hurting her family. Phyllis tells Jeremy they are putting their plan in motion tonight at the Masquerade Ball because Diane has to be stopped now.

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GH Short Recap Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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Anna persuades Maxie to follow Lucy’s directions about how to plan the Nurse’s Ball so that Lucy will stay at the safe house and not sneak out again.

Willow persuades Chase that life is too short for him to be arguing with Brook Lynn when he still loves her. Chase later tells Brook Lynn that he misses their relationship.

Drew agrees to help Anna and Valentin take down Victor.

Michael is very upset when he finds out that Dex and Josslyn have a relationship and that Dex told Josslyn the details of the plan to take down Sonny. Josslynn tells Michael that she wants to help him bring down Sonny. Michael tells Josslyn that she can’t be involved in the plan, but if she wants Dex to be safe, Sonny can’t find out that they have a personal relationship.

Michael later tells Willow that he was thinking about canceling this project that he was working on but he has decided the best thing to do is to finish his project to protect his family.

Sonny tells Dante that he is worried that he may lose Nina that she has seen the reality of his business. Sonny hopes that Nina will return to him once he has taken care of the person targeting him.

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Traci: Well, welcome home! How was your romantic getaway with diane? You know, you didn’t stay away as long as I expected.

Jack: No, we cut the trip a little shorter than we planned.

Traci: Well, judging from the smile on your face, it looks like it was the drama-free escape you were hoping for.

Jack: It was very relaxing. And I have some exciting news.

Traci: Oh, well, I love exciting news. It’s so much better than that normal news.

Jack: We decided to keep this just with the immediate family, okay?

Traci: By coincidence, i am immediate family. Now, come on. Stop stalling. What you got for me?

Jack: I proposed to diane. And, lucky me, she accepted.

Traci: Oh, my god. Jack, that is exciting news. Oh, I’m so, so happy for you.

Jack: Thank you, traci. Thank you.

Traci: Ohh. This happened awfully quickly.

Jack: Yeah, I know. It was the timing, the romantic setting. Everything just fell together. It was perfect.

Traci: Oh, I just knew it.

[ Laughs ] I knew that you were going to be able to find this kind of love again. I know you didn’t see it, and i know you were content to immerse yourself in the arms of your family, but it just makes me so happy that you’re so happy. You have the biggest, most loving heart of anyone I’ve ever known. And if anyone deserves this, it’s you.

Jack: I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. And I’m not sure everyone else is gonna be quite so enthusiastic.

Jeremy: Phyllis.

Phyllis: Oh, god. What are you — what are you — what are you doing, yelling my name? I just made this whole show that I washed my hands of you and your plans for diane. I — I — I just made a big deal out of it. W-we can’t be seen here together. That’s why we’re meeting in your room.

Jeremy: I just finished my morning workout, and my endorphins are in overdrive. Now I’m ready to sit down and discuss next steps.

Phyllis: Okay, well, let’s do that, but let’s leave before we get busted. Let’s go and get out of this…

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] I should have known. Every word out of your mouth was a big, fat lie.

Lily: Thank you.

Daniel: Good morning.

Lily: Hello. Morning.

Daniel: Is everything okay? Are you ready for your arbitration hearing?

Lily: Um, yeah, everything’s fine. I just — I didn’t sleep very well last night.

Daniel: Figured as much, seeing that very large cup of coffee. Did you ask them if they’d sell it to you by the gallon?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: Hey, uh, I was hoping maybe we could chat for a couple minutes before you head off to face this battle with devon.

Lily: Yeah. No, I have a lot I have to get done right now.

Daniel: Whoa, whoa, whoa, come on. Just sit with me for a minute. Maybe I can help you work through some of this anxiety.

Lily: Okay, daniel, I know that you think that maybe you can help solve things with devon and me, but we’re way past that point.

Daniel: Whoa, whoa. Hold on. You’re wrong. I know that that’s not an option anymore. I just want to make sure that you’re not second-guessing yourself.

Abby: How are you feeling? You got up a couple times last night.

Devon: Yeah, that was just to get water. I’m okay, though.

Abby: You don’t sound worried at all.

Devon: No. I mean, there’s — there’s no point to worry about something i can’t control. I know I have one of the best attorneys in christine. And she’s gonna put together a great case for me to keep control of hamilton-winters.

Abby: Yeah. I mean, I don’t doubt that at all. I just… you know, the one thing we haven’t talked about is the opposing counsel. This is gonna be the first time you’ve seen amanda since the two of you broke up.

Devon: Right. I still can’t believe that lily even did that in the first place, to bring my ex back, to twist the knife even more.

Abby: I know how difficult this is gonna be for you. And I want to go. I want to be there by your side. I want to support you.

Devon: I know. I know, and I appreciate you wanting to do that, but I really don’t think it’s a good idea if you come.

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Daniel: Lily, you are a decisive leader, who is capable of making tough decisions. And I also know how important family is to you.

Lily: Yeah, it’s the whole reason behind this merger in the first place.

Daniel: Right. I mean, you pinned all your hopes on building a company and family that was working together. I know that you poured your heart and soul into making that a reality.

Lily: Well, I thought it would be a success.

Daniel: Right. Because business plus family equals success.

Lily: Yes, I know. It’s a faulty formula.

Daniel: Well, maybe this time there were just too many variables. I’m not really a math guy, so… look, all I can tell you is every time I would have a show, you know, an exhibit that was disappointing or even a single painting that just didn’t feel right, I would always wind up doing a postmortem afterwards. I’d analyze every aspect of it and try and figure out what went wrong.

Lily: Right, so that you could see how to do it better next time.

Daniel: Exactly.

Lily: Yeah, that’s exactly what I was doing last night. I just kept going over and over in my mind of how we ended up here. I just — I wish that devon and I could figure out an amicable solution.

Daniel: But you tried.

Lily: Yeah, I tried everything. I offered to give him the company name, told him I missed him and I wanted to work things out between us.

Daniel: I’m sure you did everything that you could. And you need to be clear about that when you walk into that arbitration. You didn’t want this fight. You did everything in your power to try and keep things from getting this far off the rails. There were just too many variables.

Lily: Why are you telling me this?

Daniel: ‘Cause I want you to stop beating yourself up and just accept the fact that you’re absolutely right to do whatever it takes to win.

Abby: I don’t get it. Why don’t you want me to go with you? I mean, I want to be there for you. Is this about amanda?

Devon: No, it’s not entirely.

Abby: Because I know how complicated this is for you emotionally, and I want to be there. I want to support you. I mean, are you worried that it’s gonna be awkward seeing her again with me by your side?

Devon: No, this is not about me. It’s about you. I’m thinking about you. Do you want to be in that room and sit across from her and know that she’s gonna do whatever she has to do and say whatever she has to say to win?

Abby: Alright, what are you so worried about? Are you scared that I’m not gonna be able to keep my mouth shut, that I’m gonna tell lily and amanda exactly what I think about what they’re doing?

Devon: No. You’re more than welcome to do that.

Abby: ‘Cause I promise I just want to be there for you. I want to support you. I want to have your back.

Devon: You want to know how to support me the best?

Abby: How?

Devon: I want you to stay home with our son and have the best day possible so that, no matter what happens in that hearing today, I know that I can come home to the both of you.

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Okay?

Abby: Yeah, fine. I will stay here with dominic, and we will have so much fun. But when you get home, we’re gonna throw our arms around you and give you lots of love and kisses and remind you of all the good things in your life. But I’m gonna be thinking about you every second of the day.

Devon: Well, I’ll be thinking about you, too. You have any idea how grateful i am for you? I mean it. You and dominic are everything to me.

Phyllis: Uh, excuse me, diane. I didn’t lie.

Diane: Oh, really? What do you call that phony emotional outpouring you gave jack and me at society? “Oh, I would never have anything to do with him. He’s dangerous. He’s a bad guy.”

Phyllis: I am shocked to see him here. I thought he was on his way to europe, so…

Diane: You’re lying, phyllis, and you know it. It’s obvious that jeremy never left town. And you know how I know that? Because he’s right here.

Jeremy: Hold on, diane. Phyllis is telling the truth.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Jeremy: I was on the jet, i was on my way, and I realized i forgot my lucky socks. So I turned around, come back to get them.

Diane: Oh, for pete’s sake.

Jeremy: Oh, come on, diane. You remember my lucky socks. I don’t dare conduct business without them. But the big surprise is that you’re back in town. What happened? Did you and jack get sick of each other already?

Diane: Well, I’ll admit we left town to get away from you, but then we realized what a mistake it was. Why should we let you have that kind of control over our lives? So we decided to simply ignore you and come back. Because, you see, jeremy, your tactics aren’t going to work on me. I’m not afraid of you now. You have no power over me.

Phyllis: Wow. Did you buy that? I didn’T. We used to struggle with greasy messes.

Devon: Are you gonna talk to your dad about him seeing you come downstairs in my shirt?

Abby: Ohh, yeah. I’m probably not gonna talk to him about that today because, um, I want to focus on you and everything that you have going on. Promise me that you will take to heart everything that christine has to say. And don’t let your anger get in the way. Just let her guide you through this.

Devon: I will not lose it. I promise.

Abby: Okay. ‘Cause I know that that anger is really coming from the hurt that you’re feeling. And, trust me, I understand. But lily will do anything to win, and she’ll probably use that to provoke you. This is about law and contracts. It’s not about family issues or an ex with an ax to grind.

Devon: I know. I know that. And I’m gonna leave it all outside the door. And I will not let my personal feelings affect what happens in that hearing, okay?

Abby: Okay.

Traci: Can you believe it, nikki? Tonight’s the night. It’s finally here. Thank you, honey. Thank you. The genoa city bicentennial gala. Oh, my gosh, we’ve been working so hard to pull all of this together, and it’s finally, finally gonna happen.

Nikki: Oh, I know, but it seems like there’s still so much to do. Oh, we are expecting a lot of press, local and national, so please double-check the rsvp list.

Traci: I have done that, and everything is accounted for. Um, and you’re absolutely right. There are going to be some amazing vips, both locally and nationally.

Nikki: Ah, fantastic. Just as we had hoped.

Traci: Yes. And how about you? Were you able to go over the numbers with michael and lauren for the caterer? The last thing we need is to run out of alcohol or food on a night like this.

Nikki: Oh, tell me about it. No, no, no, no. They are all set. They finalized the arrangements this morning.

Traci: Everything’s going to be perfect. This is the biggest event in genoa city in a really long time.

Nikki: Absolutely. This is going to be an unforgettable celebration, bringing together the former and current members of our community.

Traci: Oh, it’s so exciting.

Nikki: [ Sighing ] Oh. My only regret is that you and I didn’t get to spend a lot of one-on-one time together planning it.

Traci: Ah, I know, nikki. It’s just there was too much to do!

Nikki: That’s for sure. Well, it’s all coming together now. And things are almost set for a special presentation we have planned, too.

Traci: I am so looking forward to it. But you know what? The entire evening is going to just be spectacular. There’s something about a masked ball that really speaks to the novelist in me.

Nikki: Well, you’re right. There always seems to be a hint of intrigue and romance in the air when people arrive masquerading in a world of fantasy.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Nikki: It should prove for a magical evening.

Traci: It’s my kind of party.

[ Laughs ] And, you know, the timing is just perfect, as well. I think that we really needed a joyous occasion like this, especially in light of recent events.

Nikki: Recent events? Like what? Are you talking about something specific?

Traci: [ Sighs ]

Diane: It makes perfect sense the two of you found each other. It’s just a match made in hell.

Phyllis: Hell. What was that like? I mean when you died. But you didn’t really die. Hey, but tell me — when you fake die, do you go to fake hell? How does that work?

Diane: Trust me, phyllis, you won’t be going to fake hell. I can’t believe you went running to kyle and summer with the news that jeremy had left town, knowing full well that they would relay that information to jack and me. You wanted to get us back to town and put us in danger. Shame on you! And you know what? I bet there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation before using your own daughter as a pawn in your scheme. How low can you go?

Phyllis: Is it hard for you to manufacture this level of outrage? Is that difficult? You know, the thing about you from before — at least you knew that you were a terrible person. But now it’s like you’ve just bought this fairy tale that you’ve created of, you know, saintly reform.

Diane: I have reformed.

Phyllis: Okay, now you’re just a hypocrite.

Jeremy: You were so much more fun when you were taylor jensen back in L.A.

Diane: I have apologized for my mistakes, and I have made every effort to prove that I’ve changed.

Phyllis: Okay, but, see, there’s still quite a few people who don’t believe that. There’s still a few people who will never forgive or forget what you did to them. And those people will be so happy if someone comes along and makes you pay for what you did. I mean, I’m not one of those people. But, anyway…

Diane: I hope that two of you enjoy each other’s company. I can’t think of two people who deserve each other more.

Phyllis: I don’t even know him.

Diane: It must really bother you, though, that all your attacks against me have only made me stronger and even more united with jack.

Phyllis: You actually believe that. Seriously? Things must not be that great between you and jack, or else you wouldn’t feel the need to scream it from the rooftops.

Diane: Mm. Yeah. You know what? It’s — it’s fascinating that you keep insisting that you don’t have any romantic interest in jack, and yet, my gosh, you’re so obsessed with the fact that we’re in love and we’re back together again.

Phyllis: Okay, well, I’m not obsessed, and you don’t have the capacity for love.

Jeremy: Unless you can fall in love with a bank account.

Phyllis: Well, look at that. He knows you very well.

Diane: Alright, alright, you guys can just keep attacking me. But pretty soon you are going to hear some news that lets you know your hatefulness won’t win. I don’t care what either of you think. I don’t have the time or the energy for your nonsense.

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Traci: I’m just talking in general terms about things that have happened lately, nothing specific. You know, there’s just been a lot of circumstances that have affected a lot of us on many levels.

[ Sighs ] I think it’s a really great thing that we’re all going to get together to celebrate this historic event. Nikki, 200 years! It’s just important to bring people together to celebrate something positive and uplifting, right?

Nikki: Traci, you’re not a very good liar.

Traci: [ Sighs ] I know.

Nikki: So, what news were you talking about? Something at the abbott house? Diane and jack’s rekindled romance? Or were you referring to the fact that jeremy stark is back in town?

Traci: Jeremy stark. Why would you bring him up?

Nikki: Oh, I’m sure you’ve heard plenty about that man, all the danger that he poses to every one of us. And just for the record, luring him back to town was strictly phyllis’s idea.

Devon: I’ll see you.

Abby: Mm. I’m still worried.

Devon: You’re still worried.

Abby: I’m still worried.

Devon: For what? What are you worried about?

Abby: [ Sighs ] Honestly, what do you think’s gonna happen? You think I’m gonna hear something that amanda says and just freak out and start yelling at people and flipping chairs over or what?

Abby: No, nothing that dramatic, but I know you have that in you. Look, I have seen you passionate, I have seen you angry, and most people just see cool, calm devon. Nothing rattles you. But I know there’s a lot underneath the surface.

Devon: Well, it makes me happy that we’ve been in each other’s lives for long enough that you do know that about me.

Abby: But you know who else knows that about you?

Devon: Who?

Abby: Lily and amanda. And I don’t want them to use it against you.

Devon: I’m prepared, though.

Abby: Are you?

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: Really?

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: Okay. Because what if amanda — sit down. What if she gets in your face with a lot of questions?

[ Sighs ] “Mr. Hamilton, why should anyone believe you in these proceedings? You are a known liar, philanderer, and heartbreaker. You probably cheated in these business dealings the same way you cheated on me. So, why should anyone believe anything that you have to say?” Okay, that was probably a little too far, but, you know, something along those lines.

Devon: I understand what you’re doing, and, yeah, I know, she’s — yeah, she might say that.

Abby: Yeah, and we have to prepare for all contingencies.

Devon: Well, you’re preparing both of us.

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Abby: How can you be so calm? There is so much at stake.

Devon: Because I know that no matter what happens today, I’m always gonna be able to come home to my life, which is you and dominic.

Abby: Yes, and that will never change, but…

Devon: Right.

Abby: I know how much this means to you.

Devon: Sure, it means a lot to me, but in the grand scheme of things… it’s like — it’s like that talk that we had a long time ago about love.

Abby: When was that?

Devon: You don’t remember that? It was a while back. I don’t know exactly what i said, but I remember that we both agreed that real love and a real relationship is when you can count on the person to catch you when you’re falling. And I know that no matter what happens today in that hearing, you and dominic are gonna catch me.

Abby: Yeah.

Devon: Right?

Abby: [ Breathes deeply ]

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Door slams ]

Jack: Hey. What’s got you so riled up?

Diane: You will never guess who I ran into at the grand phoenix. Phyllis and jeremy stark, thick as thieves.

Jack: Wait. He’s already back in town?

Diane: He never even left. We were right to suspect that phyllis was lying when she said that he had flown off to europe. And no doubt she was also lying when she said that she didn’t want anything to do with his plans for me.

Jack: Unbelievable.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: What am I saying? Of course it’s believable. It’s phyllis. She never changes. It’s not bad enough that she decided to throw in with this man. She dragged summer and kyle into it, too. She lied to them and used them to deliver her lies to us.

Diane: It was all a plan to get us to let our guard down. They wanted us to think that the coast was clear so that we would come running back to town.

Jack: The question is why? What are those two planning?

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Phyllis: What was that about? I mean, what is going on? What news is diane talking about? What is she up to?

Jeremy: Who cares? It doesn’t matter.

Phyllis: No, it does matter. She’s the bane of my existence. She is psychotic, okay? You give her an inch, she’ll take a mile.

Jeremy: Okay, I can’t let you get distracted. That’s exactly what diane wants. Whatever plan that she and jack have will be a moot point soon, okay? They’re planning a future together that’s never gonna happen, not if everything comes off the way we want. We have to focus on our plan. Now, do you think you can do that?

Phyllis: I got this, okay?

Jeremy: Now, I need your full attention on this next move. You take care of your end, I’ll take care of the rest. But I need to know — are you still on board with this 100%? Knowing where you came from,

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Jack: Whatever they are up to, I am not surprised that stark managed to get his hooks into phyllis. I am deeply disappointed. She has clearly let her hatred for you consume her to the point of no return. She has alienated everyone in her life.

Diane: And that’s exactly the kind of vulnerability that jeremy preys on. He’s playing on her emotions perfectly — not that I’m excusing phyllis’s part in this, not at all. And it doesn’t help that she sees us getting closer. It’s only making her even more dangerous.

Jack: Why does that even matter to her? It’s not like we have a chance of getting back together. I have made that very clear.

Diane: Jack, that’s not why she’s so angry. This goes back years. Decades. We fought over you. We competed for your affection, and phyllis feels like she’s lost.

Jack: Oh, come on. That’s ridiculous.

Diane: But it’s how she feels. Losing out on your love has filled her with rage towards me, towards you, towards the world. I mean, and in her mind, she doesn’t think that I deserve to be happy. She doesn’t think that I deserve you, especially if it comes at her expense.

Jack: Well, that is troubling because there is no remedy for that. If you are right, she has painted herself into a corner.

Diane: That’s what I’m afraid of.

Jack: I have been holding out hope that the threat of losing her kids might snap her out of this. That is what’s so frustrating. I know how much she loves them. I thought that would be enough to pull her back from the brink, make her realign her priorities.

Diane: She is so full of hatred that she doesn’t care about anybody. She only cares about herself and her vendetta against me.

Jack: It doesn’t make sense. She was so happy when daniel moved back to town. She would be able to be close to him again, even after she lost her job at marchetti.

Diane: Oh, oh, oh, when summer fired her.

Jack: Yeah, even after summer fired her, she had an opportunity to work with her son. And what did she do? She squandered that, too. I’ve seen this all before. She cannot help herself. She always gives in to her worst impulses. She did it with christine. She did with sharon. God knows she’s done it with you.

Diane: Well, and no matter how terrible her behavior is, she somehow finds a way to justify it all to herself. It’s frightening. I mean, phyllis’s drama mixing in with jeremy’s twisted psyche? God only knows what they have in store for me.

Jack: Whatever it is, don’t you worry. We will handle this together, soon as husband and wife.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: We’re not going to let them or anyone else take this happiness from us.

Diane: I hope so.

Phyllis: Don’t worry about me. I’m not gonna get distracted by anything that jack and diane have planned, okay? Don’t micromanage me.

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] Your confidence — it never ceases to amaze me. Anyone who doesn’t appreciate you doesn’t deserve to know you.

Phyllis: That’s for sure.

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] We make a pretty good team, don’t we? Together, you and I, we could light the world on fire. I can see a lot of opportunities opening up for us, endless opportunities.

Phyllis: Okay. Alright. Stay focused.

Jeremy: I am focused.

Phyllis: No. I mean focused. That’s the name of the game. You got it? Nothing else can screw up what we have planned for diane. I have waited a really, really long time for this. Hey, I’m not gonna get distracted by some really handsome, strong-shouldered ex-con, alright?

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] I’m flattered.

Phyllis: Don’t be.

Daniel: Listen, this is, uh, not on you. I mean, in my book, it’s all on devon. He’s the one who’s being selfish. He’s the one who’s being shortsighted. And where the heck does he get off acting like he’s the only one that can have any grief for neil?

Lily: Oh, my god. Thank you. I’ve been saying that exact same thing to him. Of course I care about what he and my dad have created together, and I honor and i respect that. And of course I want to carry on his legacy, too.

Daniel: Mm-hmm. And now you’re moving forward. You’re charting the course of what the chancellor and winters legacies are gonna look like in the future.

Lily: Right. But devon thinks he can change his mind and cling to the past and just throw away everything that we have worked so hard for.

Daniel: Right? I mean, he wants to forget about contracts, forget about agreements. He wants to forget about your time, your effort, your hard work, basically the opportunity for you to make your dream come true.

Lily: Yeah.

Daniel: So you need to walk into that arbitration not thinking about what your brother wants, but what you want. You know? I mean, you have built something. You are carrying on a legacy, and devon — he doesn’t have a reason or the right to tear that down. Any judge will see that.

Lily: Do you really think so?

Daniel: Of course I really think so. I wouldn’t have said it if i didn’t think so. Yes. No, you have got this. Go get him.

Lily: [ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] No, you’re right. Thank you. I mean, I should go, but thank you. I — I really needed to hear that. Thank you.

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Devon: Okay. So, no more worrying, please.

Abby: I would be a lot less worried if you were more worried.

Devon: I will tell you what. After the hearing, I’m gonna come home and I’m gonna kiss you just like this. And then we’re going to spend some time playing with dominic. And then we’re going to get dressed and go and have an amazing time with at this gala tonight.

Abby: Well, that sounds wonderful. Can’t wait.

Devon: Me neither.

Abby: Good luck.

Devon: Thank you. See you.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Abby: You’ve been in love, right?

Devon: You know I have.

Abby: Well, what does it feel like? What am I missing?

Devon: Are you really asking me what love feels like?

Abby: Is that ridiculous?

Devon: No, it’s not.

[ Chuckles ] Um…

Abby: I just — I — I need an answer, some sort of point of reference.

Devon: Love is — is, um… dangerous. It can be dangerous ’cause it can pick you up and whip you around like a rag doll and you have no idea where you’re gonna land. But if it’s real, then you always know that someone’s gonna be there to catch you.

Abby: Yeah. Wow. Um… yeah, I’ve never felt like that before. Is that how you felt with roxy?

Devon: Yeah. It is. It is. I, uh… but where’s this coming from, abby?

Abby: Well, someone had the audacity to tell me that i shouldn’t be giving out relationship advice because i have never been in love.

Devon: Well, that’s not true.

Abby: Maybe it is. I mean, carmine, not love. Chavez, cute, but not love. Tyler.

Devon: That was real, right?

Abby: I don’t know. The whipped around like a rag doll part, that was — that was there, but I never knew if he was gonna be there to catch me.

Devon: That’s kind of the most important part.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Nikki: Thank you.

Jeremy: Nikki newman. How lovely to see you.

Nikki: Wish I could say the same.

Jeremy: I get why you pretend to be outraged with my mere existence. I can see why, given your lofty perch in genoa city society.

Nikki: You don’t know me. I don’t care about appearances. I just don’t want you here.

Jeremy: You know, of the three women in your little group who united solely for the purpose of driving diane jenkins out of town, I find you most intriguing.

Nikki: Oh, well, I’m sure phyllis naturally will be thrilled to learn that news.

Jeremy: You’re from the other side of the tracks. You know what it means to fight and scrape to get what you want. We both share that quality.

Nikki: Let me get something straight with you, mr. Stark. Don’t make assumptions about me. And we have just barely tolerated your presence here. You have a lot of gall coming back here after being arrested for breaking into our apartment in chicago and stealing my necklace.

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] I was framed. I think you’re smart enough to know that.

Nikki: And I think you’re smart enough to take some advice. Don’t press your luck. Leave town. Don’t give my husband an excuse to ruin your already pathetic life.

Jeremy: I can assure you that I am no threat to you or anyone you know.

Nikki: If you say so. Try convincing victor newman of that.

Jeremy: You turned on me rather quickly, nikki. It wasn’t that long ago when you saw me as the answer for all your problems with diane. And I find it fascinating that you’re willing to let all that go. Or maybe you believe that diane is the kind of woman who will eventually get what’s coming to her.

Traci: Well, this is a surprise.

Phyllis: Ah.

Traci: Uh, hi.

Phyllis: Hi. Good to see you. Uh, I was supposed to meet summer here. She just texted me and said she’s running a few minutes late.

Traci: Oh. Uh, well, I’m sorry. I — I’m — I’ve got back-to-back meetings and I’m heading out. Um, jack and diana are upstairs with harrison. I’m sure they’ll be down in just a few minutes. I guess you could…

Phyllis: Okay.

Traci: …Wait here, um, if you want to, as long as you promise you won’t steal anything in the meanwhile.

[ Both laugh ] Bye.

Phyllis: Bye.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: What the hell are you doing? I’m jonathan lawson

Nikki: I think you’re overestimating my interest in diane jenkins. I don’t give her nearly as much thought as you seem to think i do.

Jeremy: Hmm. How admirable. You know, living in anger and resentment is such a waste of energy. It could suck the soul right out of you. It took me years in a prison cell to learn that.

Nikki: Mm. And they say crime doesn’t pay.

Jeremy: It also made me realize that there’s more to life. Instead of wallowing in fury and regret, there are so many more good and uplifting things that i could be focusing on, like this gala you’re helping to throw for the town’s bicentennial.

Nikki: It’s invitation-only, and you are not invited.

Jeremy: Well, maybe not yet, but I intend to make a donation to the sponsoring body of the event — historical society. Now, my finances may be in flux, so my — my donation may be modest at best.

Nikki: It’ll take a lot more than a donation to gain admittance to our event. And I can assure you, your name will not be on the guest list, no matter how many zeroes your check might have.

Jeremy: Nonetheless, I still intend to do my small part to make this gala a success. I have no doubt this will be a night to remember.

Diane: What are you doing lurking around? How did you get in here?

Phyllis: I’m not lurking around. Summer asked me to come here. I’m meeting her, and traci let me in.

Diane: Well, summer isn’t here, and I don’t believe for one second that that’s why you’re here. And look at you, once again using your daughter for whatever it is you’re up to.

Phyllis: Okay, I have no idea what you’re talking about. You have a very paranoid imagination.

Diane: Stop it. Now that we know that you’re working with jeremy, you shouldn’t be anywhere near this house. You have made it clear that you have it in for us, and I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you.

[ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Oh, here’s a text from summer. Okay. Well, she can’t meet after all. Nice chatting. See you later.

[ Sighs ]

Lily: Hey, devon.

Devon: Hey, lily.

Lily: [ Sighs ] It’s our last chance.

Devon: It’s our last chance for what?

Lily: Once we start this, there is no going back. I mean, we have to try to find some common ground, devon. Please. Please, won’t you to at least consider talking about it?

Amanda: Lily, don’t say another word.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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Recap written by Eva

Audra tells Elena that she thinks Nate and Victoria have deep feelings e each other but she doesn’t think they have acted on those feelings yet. Audra tells Elena that JT is out of jail and he has made it a point not to return to Genoa City. Audra suggests to Elena that she bring JT back to town to tell his story on her medical podcast. Audra thinks it would give JT a chance to make amends to the people he hurt. Audra thinks that JT would also distract Victoria away from Nate. Elena doesn’t want to bring JT to town and exploit his illness and cause his victims pain but she does thank Audra for telling her she thinks that Nate and Victoria have feelings for each other. Nate and Victoria, once again, decide not to act on the attraction they have for each other.

The arbitration hearing between Devon and Lily begins for the future of Chancellor Winters. Devon is clearly rattled by Amanda and Lily isn’t happy that Amanda is using her past relationship with Devon to rattle him.

Victor tells Jill that he is willing to be a silent private investor in Chancellor Industries and give the company much needed cash so she won’t have to take the company public. Victor tells Jill the only thing she has to do is let Devon buy back his company.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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Transcript provided by Suzanne

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Nate: Trust me, the only thing that’s going on between me and victoria is business. I admire her, the way her mind works, her business acumen. Look, I am learning a lot from her, and I won’t deny that we work well together. I-I don’t understand why we have to go through this again.

[ Cellphone touches bar top ]

Victoria: Right now I need as much information as possible so that I can make my move, ’cause information is power. And power — power is control.

Nate: And you like having control.

Victoria: It’s every bit as important to me as money, if not more so.

Nate: [ Breathing heavily ]

Nate: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Elevator door closes ]

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Tucker: Adam.

Adam: Hey.

Tucker: [ Grunts ]

Adam: Hey. Um, can I buy you a drink?

Tucker: Hmm, it’s an interesting offer.

Adam: It is? I, um — I didn’t mean it to be interesting. I just, uh, wanted somebody to drink with, you know.

Tucker: Actually on the upswing these days. If you’re looking for someone to commiserate with, you got the wrong guy.

Adam: Do you want a drink or not?

Tucker: Uh, I’ll have a bourbon, neat, please. Thanks.

Adam: So, is, uh, one of the things on the upswing you selling mccall?

Tucker: [ Sighs ] You’re not much of a small talker, are you?

Adam: Well, word on the street is, your company is for sale.

Tucker: Word on the street? Ah. You and I must be hanging out on different streets. Where’d you hear that? Thank you.

Adam: Well, you know, I keep my, uh, ear to the ground.

Tucker: Hmm. Your sister and dad told you, right? I didn’t know you were in the newman inner circle these days.

Adam: Yeah, we’re, um — we’re tight. We’re — we actually, um — we’ve never been closer.

Tucker: Hmm. I’m sure. You relish your role as the black sheep of the family, don’t you? Having plunged a dagger into your dad’s heart by going to work for jack abbott, I can’t imagine that put you on his good side. Frankly, everyone knows victoria’s distaste for you. So, honestly, where did you hear this?

Devon: Thank you so much for getting this food. I didn’t realize how hungry I was.

Abby: I didn’t want you to starve to death. I know you. And I know that you’re not gonna take a break, so I had to come over here and force you to take one with just a few of your favorite things.

Devon: Hmm. Are you talking about you and dominic?

Abby: Well, I was referring to the empanadas, but, yes, us too.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: No, they were delicious. But nothing beats spending time with you and our little guy. Just looking into his face always puts things back into perspective. So I appreciate you bringing him over here.

Abby: Well, he loves you, and you certainly wore him out, because he has not made a peep since you put him down.

Devon: I — right.

[ Both chuckle ] I know. He’s always been a good sleeper, though. I just love this age and getting to see the world through his eyes, ’cause it’s like you’re discovering everything for the first time. You know?

Abby: Doesn’t it make you want to be a kid again?

Devon: No.

Abby: No?

Devon: It’s not — not me. No. But today did remind me of why I’m fighting so hard to get my company back and why I’m considering buying mccall, because it’s not for me at all. It’s for our son’s future.

Abby: Look, I — I know where you’re coming from, but you don’t have to wrestle back your company for dominic. Who knows? He might not even want to be a part of the business when he gets older. He’s going to be his own person, create his own career, his own path.

Devon: Yeah, I know. I know. And I would never force him to do anything he doesn’t want to do. But I just mean, I want him to be proud of me. You know, I want him to be proud that I’m fighting to protect the family legacy.

Abby: Well, he is gonna be proud of the man you are, no matter what. I promise you that. And look, I hate to segue back into business, but are you still considering buying mccall? I’m jonathan lawson

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Nick: I came down to see if I could catch vick. She still around?

Nate: I’m not sure. We finished up a while ago. You know, I don’t always know where she is or what she’s up to, right?

Nick: Yeah, nate. I’ll call her later. Where are you headed to?

Nate: It’s personal information. I like to keep it that way. But elena and I had an argument earlier. That’s why I decided to come out, you know, have a drink and clear my head.

[ Clears throat ]

Nick: Interesting. When I saw you earlier, you made it seem like you came to meet with vick to talk about the mccall deal.

Nate: Yeah, that’s how i clear my head these days — scotch and strategizing about newman media. Business is sometimes a good distraction from your personal life. You know?

Nick: And vice versa.

Nate: Anyway, I’m too tired to face what’s waiting for me at home, so I thought it’d be a good idea if I give elena and me some space and crash here for the night.

Nick: Well, good luck with that.

Nate: It’ll be fine. Good night.

Nick: Good night.

[ Elevator door closing ]

Devon: I told tucker that I knew about him offering his company to newman first.

Abby: Mm. And did he have an explanation?

Devon: He did, yeah. And it made some sense. But the more I think about it, I realize that it doesn’t really matter that he went to newman first, ’cause he pulled that offer. As long as he’s being sincere about what he’s offering me.

Abby: Well, sincerity is always in question when it comes to tucker.

Devon: Right, right. I just — I feel like my reasons for wanting to buy the company are more important than whatever his reasons are for trying to sell it.

Abby: And what are those reasons?

Devon: Oh, just the safety-net argument. You know, in case things don’t go well with this lawsuit and getting back hamilton-winters, obviously getting the company back is my priority. But I have to be smart. You know? And I have to consider whether there’s a benefit to rebuilding a company with tucker.

Abby: Look, I know that i have been the one that was kind of pushing this whole mccall-tucker thing, but, honestly, I-I don’t know if I can fully trust tucker, and I would never want you to get burned again.

Devon: We did riff off each other pretty well when we were talking about our ideas for fixing the company.

Abby: Okay, well, I guess it’s great to be on the same page as the person running the company before you, but it’s not like you would be moving forward, working together. I mean…

Devon: Well, there’s another element to this whole thing. He said that if I were to buy the company, he’d want to come on and take an advisory role and report to me.

Abby: Wait, so, he would want to take a lesser position?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Abby: How do you feel about that?

Devon: It’s — it’s probably a sign that he’s being honest about wanting to actually fix things between us, ’cause I know he doesn’t like to take orders from anybody.

Abby: Yeah, agreed. That’s true. Um, I guess it shows that he’s trying to form a connection. But I mean, that’s if we are giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Devon: Right. And should we?

Adam: You obviously don’t have your ears as low to the ground as I do. Um, [Inhales deeply] I’m actually no longer at jabot.

Tucker: No, I know that. Ashley told me you underperformed your way out the door there.

Adam: It wasn’t a good fit.

Tucker: The c-suite press-release lingo. Did you also quit to spend more time with family?

[ Chuckles ] Of course, that doesn’t track, because your family can’t stand you.

Adam: No, victoria, dad, and I — we have our issues, but, uh, at the end of the day, we’re family. And we always will be.

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Adam: I know you can understand that, with everything that’s going on with devon.

Tucker: Indeed, I can. Father-son relationships are, uh, huh, complicated. Yeah.

Adam: Yeah, that’s the thing about victor me, is we — we understand each other on a cellular level because we are so much alike.

Tucker: Yeah. Yeah, you are. You’re both miserable, ruthless.

Adam: See, you, on the other hand, you are nothing like devon. You know, him being principled, thoughtful.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Yeah, you really botched that relationship. It sounds like he doesn’t want anything to do with you, including acquiring mccall. Which means I might actually end up being the ceo of your empire.

[ Slaps bar top ] We should drink to that.

Tucker: Adam…

[Sighs] Over my dead body will you ever have anything to do with my company.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

[ Lock rattles ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I’m glad you’re here. Come in.

Nate: [ Clears throat ]

Victoria: Get you a scotch?

Nate: Listen, I, uh — I need to make something clear. I’m not, um, here for sex. I just didn’t want to be rude and not respond at all.

Victoria: Oh. So, instead, you decided to come here in person and tell me to my face that you’re not interested.

Nate: You know full well I’m interested. And that is the problem. I’m already in two committed relationships, okay? One with elena, and the other with newman media. And I’m not about to screw up either one. For copd, ask your doctor about breztri.

Victoria: [ Inhales deeply ] Do you want to sit down and talk?

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: Oh, of course. Okay, well, both feet on the ground at all times.

[ Chuckles ] This isn’t exactly great for a girl’s confidence.

Nate: As much as I’d like to throw caution to the wind — and trust me, part of me wants to more than you know — there’s a logical side of me that’s holding me back. Okay? Not only because I’m in a relationship with a woman I care about, but I would hate for this amazing connection we have at work to somehow be tarnished. I’m happier at newman than I’ve been in a long time.

Victoria: Does some of that happiness have to do with me?

Nate: Of course. I love working with you. You’re a great boss, great leader, a true visionary.

Victoria: That’s it?

[ Chuckles ] You know, the same could be said for my father.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] You look better in a dress.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Obviously, there are, um, other physical feelings. A lot of desire.

Victoria: How much desire?

Nate: So much… desire. But I have to rise above it, okay? We both do, for the sake of our working relationship. I’m sorry if you disagree or you think this makes things untenable for you, but I definitely think it would make things untenable if we act on our feelings. I hope you’re not insulted.

Victoria: I’m not. And I think your earnestness makes you even more attractive.

[ Inhales deeply ] You should probably go.

[ Sighs ] I’m gonna just enjoy my little nightcap alone.

Nate: Are we okay?

Victoria: Yes, of course we’re okay. I’ll see you at the office tomorrow.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Adam: So, when you sell mccall to newman, victor, um, intends to install me as ceo.

Tucker: Hmm. Well, in that case, it’s a good thing I have no intention of selling to newman…

Adam: Hmm.

Tucker: …’Cause having you at the helm would be a surefire way to run it into the ground. And your intel about my relationship with devon is old news. I don’t know what wild promises your father is making to you, but you should know better than to fall for them. The scenario you described is absolutely never going to happen.

Adam: Hmm.

Tucker: So I would tell him and your sister to just move on.

Adam: Well, your deal with devon isn’t done yet. And there’s two things that I know about my family. One, they don’t give up and just walk away. And two, everyone has their price. And the newmans will pay that price.

Nick: Well, look at this. You boys love to hear yourselves talk so much, I’m surprised there’s any oxygen left in the room.

Tucker: What is this, a newman convention?

Nick: Just came for some takeout. Not interested at all in whatever this is.

Adam: Well, tucker was just throwing down the gauntlet, saying that newman enterprises will never get its hands on mccall unlimited, which kind of sounds like the opening of a negotiation to me. So, you know, what would it take for you to change your mind?

Tucker: Hmm. Well, devon means everything to me. And you — you mean less than nothing. So… how’s that for negotiation? Thanks for the drink. Okay?

Nick: Well, there you go. You got your answer straight from the man himself. He’s never going to let newman buy mccall. Are you ready to let this go yet?

Abby: Well, you have a lot to think about.

Devon: Hmm.

Abby: Hmm. And I love being your sounding board, but I should probably take dominic and head home.

Devon: Take dominic?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Why you gonna do that? He’s asleep. You don’t want to wake him up.

Abby: Well, I guess I could leave him here and come get him in the morning.

Devon: I have a better idea. How about you just don’t go home.

Abby: Hmm, but I have to get up very early in the morning.

Devon: Oh, then I can wake you up very early in the morning.

Abby: Can you?

Devon: I can.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: And you just had wine. You don’t need to be driving anywhere.

Abby: Oh, is that what you were thinking when you poured me that glass?

Devon: No. No. No, not at all. And I have so much on my mind, you know I’m gonna be lousy company for myself. I’m not gonna get any rest.

Abby: Are you suggesting that I put you to sleep?

Devon: Well, that depends on if you think you’re up to that.

Abby: I am always up to that.

Devon: You are?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Hmm. Then be my guest.

Abby: Hmm.

[ Chuckles ]

If you, like many people,

Adam: It’s going to take more than tucker walking out of here, pouting, for me to give up on mccall. We just have to make sure that devon does not accept his offer.

Nick: Tucker wants devon to have the company. Tucker usually gets what he wants. And well, it might be harder for him to win back his son than he thinks. And if there’s one thing that I know, it’s how to work the angles on a fractured father-son relationship.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Look, adam, even if devon wasn’t in the picture, it’s tucker’s call to make. What makes you think he’s going to sell mccall to newman? I mean, he clearly doesn’t want you anywhere near that ceo chair.

Adam: Yeah, but victor does. And tucker is no match for our father.

Nick: Well, that may be, but you know who is? Victoria.

Adam: Okay, well, she’s not gonna come out on top on this one.

Nick: [ Sighs ] You know the reason you and vick don’t get along? Because you’re too much like dad. You’re both willing to fight tooth and nail for this acquisition, and then you will tear each other apart.

Adam: Yeah. I mean, so what? It — it’s our normal.

Nick: Mnh-mnh. It’s weird and it’s toxic, and you guys need hobbies. And I have no interest in being a part of another newman family drama. It’s why I’m working so hard to keep things civil between you and me when it comes to sally and the baby.

Adam: I appreciate that.

Nick: Okay. So is there any chance you could let go of this dream of running tucker’s company? Adam, you can do whatever you want. You have several high-profile options. Start your own damn company. The world is your oyster. Why does it have to be tucker’s company that will satisfy you?

Adam: Because now I have a reason to fight for it. I have a baby on the way, and i want to leave a legacy behind — a newman legacy for both of my children.

[ Sighs ]

Audra: Nate.

Nate: Hey.

Audra: What are you doing here? I thought you had a date night with elena.

Nate: She had a long day, so it was an early evening.

Audra: Listen, I still feel terrible if I caused any misunderstanding between the two of you. If there’s anything I can do —

Nate: There’s not. I cleared it up with elena.

Audra: Oh. I’m glad. Uh, then what are you doing here now and not at home?

Nate: I just had a restless night.

Audra: Then, definitely, the thing you need is coffee. Why don’t you join me?

Nate: Look, I still have a ton of work to do at home. That’s why I’m here, to fuel up.

Audra: Okay, no worries. See you tomorrow. Did you see victoria this evening?

Nate: Why do you ask?

Victor: Hello, son. Sit down. Now, you made it sound urgent on the phone.

Adam: Yeah, well, I wanted to talk to you before morning. I, um, ran into tucker tonight.

Victor: Hmm.

Adam: And he seemed awfully determined to make a deal with devon.

Victor: Well, what tucker wants and what he thinks devon will do — you know, two different things. Okay? Victoria tells me that she had a conversation with devon, who informed her that he wanted nothing to do with his father.

Adam: Okay, well, then maybe something has changed. I mean, tucker seemed pretty confident, pretty adamant that he could get devon to make him an offer.

Victor: Listen, tucker mccall has always been full of confidence. He’s been full of bull.

Adam: I just — I-I think mccall is gonna be an uphill battle, but I don’t want to let it go. Okay? I’ve gotten pretty excited about this idea.

Victor: So have I. I want it for you, and I want for the family.

Adam: Hmm. I’m not sure it’s gonna be one big happy family as you’re envisioning, but —

Victor: I’ll work that out.

Adam: Hmm. You’re gonna work out victoria’s lifelong animosity towards me?

Victor: We’ll take things step by step. And the first step is to acquire mccall unlimited.

Adam: Okay, well, the key to our success there is devon. We need to make sure that he is not interested, because tucker made it clear that he plans to sell to him, and that is his end game.

Victor: Leave it up to me. (Terrie) if you’re a smoker.

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Victor: I agree with you. I think we do need devon’s help.

Adam: Well, I think it may be more effective if you meet with him. You know, he seems to admire you.

Victor: I respect him, as well, so I’ll see what I can do. Alright?

Adam: Okay. Maybe go meet with him tomorrow morning, yeah?

Victor: To hell with that. I’ll meet him tonight.

Adam: Perfect.

Victor: Now, I’m sort of feeling that the tide is turning in my favor. I see you sort of coming back into the family.

Adam: Only under the conditions that you promised. This is not a warm and fuzzy reunion. It’s a totally selfish move.

Victor: You don’t think I know that?

Audra: I was curious where things stood with the mccall acquisition. I know victoria had some further thoughts on newman coming in with a strong offer.

Nate: Yeah, I, uh, saw her, and we talked about it.

Audra: Tell me.

Nate: I guess I can spare a few minutes, since we’re talking shop.

Audra: And I always love having the boss’s ear.

Nate: Well, victoria had a conversation with tucker, and she tried to convince him that newman was the right place to sell his company.

Audra: Was she successful?

Nate: Not sure.

Audra: Listen, I still think you can be instrumental in this deal. Why not give it a shot by talking to devon?

Nate: I don’t think that would ever work. And frankly, I don’t want to even try. Still too much anger and hurt feelings there. I want to bridge that gap eventually, but that isn’t the way. If I try to mix business with personal problems, it’s only gonna make things much worse. I need to make peace with devon slowly and carefully.

Audra: I know victoria wanted you to make inroads with devon, as well, so she’ll be disappointed. But I’m sure you can smooth that over.

Nate: I already let her know where I stand on that.

Audra: A woman like victoria can be hard to say no to. But I’ve noticed you hold your own with strong women. And victoria will get over it. Ultimately, you know, she’ll admire you for wanting to mend fences with your family, the same way I do.

Nate: Hmm. I don’t know if it’d ever work, but thanks for the talk. Guess I needed to decompress more than I thought. Well, I should get going.

Audra: Yeah. Try and get some rest. I’m sure elena’s probably waiting up for you.

Nate: Hmm.

Tucker: Well, well, well. Working late, I see.

[ Knock on door ]

Devon: [ Sighs ] Uh, just a second. Mr. Newman.

Victor: Hello, devon.

Devon: Hi.

Victor: How the hell are you?

Devon: I’m alright. Everything okay?

Victor: Sorry to disturb you so late.

Devon: It’s okay.

Victor: There’s something I need to discuss with you.

Devon: And what would that be?

Victor: Well, it’s about tucker mccall.

Devon: I heard he tried to sell you his company.

Victor: Yeah. Now, I want to know from you whether victoria was right when she said that, um, you weren’t interested in buying his company.

Devon: Well, I may be changing my mind about that.

Victor: And why is that?

Devon: Uh, it’s — it’s a complicated situation. I’m not really sure you’d understand.

Victor: Huh? Pardon me, but try me. Devon, try me.

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Nate: [ Sighs ] Hey.

Elena: Hey.

[ Keys jingle onto tray ]

Nate: I thought you went to bed a while ago.

Elena: I did, but I woke up and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I thought you were in for the night. Where were you?

Nate: Ah, well, after you went to sleep, I was still wired, so I decided to meet up with victoria to keep talking about the mccall acquisition.

Elena: Of course you did.

Nate: What? That’s what happened. Would it be better if I told you I went for a walk?

Elena: Are you asking me if you should lie to me? No, nate, you shouldn’t lie to me. But obviously you thought about it.

Nate: I am telling you the truth because I want you to know you have nothing to worry about.

Elena: Hmm.

Nate: Victoria and I have a work relationship, nothing more.

Elena: It’s funny. That’s exactly what I used to say to devon.

Nate: Oh.

Elena: But I guess that wasn’t entirely true. And it wasn’T.

Nate: The difference is, victoria and i aren’t doing anything. Look, she’s determined to get mccall. We had to go over all the different permutations, find the best path to bring tucker’s company into newman. She wanted to talk about it so we can cover every aspect of the deal. Okay?

Elena: Yeah. Victoria is ruthless. When she sets her mind on something she wants, she won’t stop until she gets it.

Tucker: So, were you working on acquiring my company or landing nate?

Audra: The two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Tucker: Hmm. I like your new target. Much better than carrying a torch for your ex. Your quest for noah was getting quite boring, and you weren’t getting anywhere. This going any better?

Audra: It’s too early to say. Nate’s quite the catch, so I’m not the only one in the game.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. Including his girlfriend. You better be careful.

[ Sniffles ] Elena might have more teeth than she appears to have.

Audra: Elena’s a do-gooder doctor with a holier-than-thou moral code. I don’t see her as my competition.

Tucker: Hmm.

Audra: I’m actually more worried about victoria newman.

Tucker: Victoria and nate?

Audra: Not yet. And I plan to keep it that way.

Tucker: So, you’re planning to insert yourself between your boss and your boss’s boss?

[ Chuckles ] Hmm, it’s gutsy. It also seems a little shortsighted and reckless. How do you survive if you steal the man victoria newman wants?

Audra: I’ve landed on my feet after messier situations than this one.

Tucker: Yes, I can attest to that. Still, risky business.

Audra: The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.

Tucker: And you love big rewards, don’t you?

[ Chuckles ] God, you know, it’s too bad that devon doesn’t trust you anymore. Would have been nice to point you in his direction. Could have used your help trying to convince him to take over mccall.

Audra: What makes you think I would have helped you?

Tucker: [ Clears throat ] Yeah, transactional woman. I would have offered you something that you wanted in return.

Audra: What could you possibly offer that would interest me?

Devon: So, you know that I’m trying to get back control of hamilton-winters.

Victor: Oh.

Devon: Right?

Victor: I’ve heard. And to be honest with you, I am rather saddened by the fact that there’s conflict between you and lily. I mean, I admire and respect both of you. Sad that it’s come to this.

Devon: Yeah, I’m sad that it’s come to it, too, but lily and jill have given me no choice. And I’m being forced to do this to protect the legacy of neil.

Victor: I understand the idea of protecting a legacy.

Devon: Good.

Victor: But why try to do that whilst attempting to get ahold of mccall unlimited?

Devon: Because it would be a safety net for me in case this lawsuit doesn’t go the way I want it to.

Victor: Well, let me tell you something. You’re talking to a man with a lot of experience in business. Safety nets are no good. You know why? You never fight to the very end to get what you want.

Devon: I would agree with you in most cases, but this is a very different situation, because I’m about to go up against lily and jill and the whole chancellor-winters legal team. The only thing I could propose is that if you were able to convince jill and lily to let me keep my company, I might be willing to forget about mccall altogether.

Victor: Let me see what I can do, alright?

Devon: Sure.

[ Footsteps on stairs ]

Abby: [ Sighs ] Dad, um, what are you doing here? When you have chronic kidney disease.

Victor: I’m glad we have this conversation, devon.

Devon: Yeah.

Victor: Things have become very clear to me. So I’ll see you soon. Okay?

Devon: Sounds good.

Victor: Thank you.

Devon: I’ll walk you out.

Victor: Thank you.

Devon: Uh-huh. Good night.

Abby: Well, um, that was awkward. Not the way I wanted my dad to find out about our relationship.

Devon: Our relationship?

Abby: Okay, you know what I mean. I just — I didn’t want him to find out about us — whatever this is — by me walking downstairs wearing your shirt.

Devon: I know. I know. I’m sure he was shocked by it, but, I mean, we’re not doing anything wrong. Not hurting anybody. You and chance are divorced.

Abby: Yeah. And my dad always wants me to be happy.

Devon: Well, that makes two of us. And if I haven’t told you lately how happy you make me, you need to know that. I never want to lose it.

Elena: Why are you so defensive?

Nate: Because you’re putting me in that position. You keep insinuating something is going on with victoria, and I’m trying to reassure you that is not the case.

Elena: I can see that. And the more you try to reassure me, the more worried I get.

Nate: Oh, I can’t win. I can’t win.

Elena: Well, I can’t either, nate. I hate feeling like this. I don’t want doubts creeping in my mind about our relationship, but I also tend to trust my instincts. And right now, they’re driving me crazy because I suspect something that you swear isn’t happening. Nate, I really want to believe you. And I really hope you’re not gaslighting me.

Nate: I’m not. I am committed to this relationship.

Elena: That’s an interesting way to put it. You make it sound like it’s an obligation.

Nate: Please stop. You know what? We’re not getting anywhere tonight. Let’s just talk about this in the morning.

Elena: Nate…

Nate: You are not an obligation. I am deeply committed and in love with you.

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Victor: I think you will like what I have to propose.

Jack: Mamie.

Mamie: Hello, jack.

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Nikki: This is going to be an unforgettable celebration.

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Tucker: Well, this is a sight to behold. Jeremy stark. How are you?

Jeremy: How are you?

Tucker: So, you’re, uh — you’re out of the clink and back at the scene of the crime, huh?

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] Tucker McCall, we finally meet face-to-face.

Tucker: Yeah.

Jeremy: That makes my return to genoa city worthwhile. And for the record, I was just telling, uh, Phyllis here tCat there was a crime committed, but certainly not by me.

Tucker: Ah. I see. So, the ex-con’s good name has been besmirched. Hideous injustice.

Jeremy: You’re a funny guy.

Tucker: It’s interesting to see you two commiserating. Strange bedfellows. Although I think it does make a bit of cosmic sense.

Phyllis: Okay, I didn’t invite him over here.

Tucker: Uh-huh. Yeah, I know you. Whatever he was saying to you made a big impression.

[Chuckles] Anyway, nice to meet you.

Jeremy: Yeah. See you around.

Tucker: Have fun.

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Ashley: Exactly. And, actually, it’s gonna revolutionize our approach to our anti-aging products.

Allie: Absolutely. And you know what the best part is? Someone has to go in and make the product in the lab.

Ashley: That’s us!

Allie: That’s us!

[Laughs] So, uh, lately, I have been experimenting with essential oils and botanicals. And, um, last week there was a little bit of a product instability.

Ashley: Oh, no. What blew up?

Allie: How’d you know?

Ashley: Wait, what?

Allie: Oh, right! Of course. Dumb question.

Ashley: I’ve definitely had my fair share of r&d mishaps. I mean, you know what they say, right? I mean, it takes a lot of eggs to make an omelet.

Allie: Yeah. Well, the problem occurs when that egg ends up on the ceiling instead of the floor.

Ashley: I know!

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Summer: I’m really sorry that you’re hurting. But you were warned.

Phyllis: What are you doing?

Summer: I was gonna have some champagne.

Phyllis: No. No, that champagne is for someone who wants to help me, not someone who wants to say “I told you so.”

Summer: [Scoffs]

Phyllis: Drink your water.

Summer: Bottom line, mom, you were wrong for getting involved without discussing it with Daniel.


Jack: Bad day?

Phyllis: What made you think that?

Jack: There might be something in the water.

Phyllis: [Sighs] Before you go on with all of your insight about how to deal with my daughter, I want you to know that I am emancipating myself from Summer and all of her issues — and throw my son into the mix. I’m cutting the apron strings. What?

Jack: I’m trying to picture you in an apron.

Phyllis: I’ve worn an apron before.

Jack: I find that kind of hard to believe.

Phyllis: I’ve baked once or twice.

Jack: I mean, I find it hard to believe that you are cutting yourself out of your children’s lives.

Phyllis: Oh, I am. You can only try so hard before people start letting you down in the meanest, cruelest way. And before you start up on me, saying, “Phyllis, you must have done something,” “um, Phyllis, what did you do to deserve this, you reap what you sow –”

Jack: No, you ain’t gonna hear that from me.

Phyllis: I beg your pardon?

Jack: None of those responses apply. I know exactly how you feel.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Today’s episode will not be shown due to March Madness coverage.

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Victoria: No, no, no, wait! Sit back down. I promise I won’t say anything about her.

Nick: Well, that was easy.

Victoria: I am giving you, my dear brother, the gift of privacy in your love life on Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Nick: [Chuckles] Back at you.

Victoria: Besides, I’ve learned the hard way to not keep touching the hot stove. And who am I to talk after my latest romantic entanglement? You were the only person who stayed with me through that whole disastrous time. And even though you didn’t agree with my choice, you had my back. I want to do the same thing for you.


Sharon: Well, I don’t think you need to worry about that with him. You can always count on Nick to do the right thing willingly, happily. He loves being a father. It’s a trait that all the Newman men have, even though I know that victor doesn’t show it very conventionally sometimes.

Sally: Yeah. I’ve noticed.

Sharon: But I don’t think you need to worry, you know, um, as far as Nick goes. With Nick as your baby’s father, you two will be in good hands, regardless of what the future holds for the two of you romantically.

Sally: Yeah. No, I know you’re right. I know the Newman men tend to be very caring and involved fathers, but not all of them are great partners. And that makes all of this even worse.

Sharon: Well, I can understand how frightened you must be. But Nick is the best partner anyone could have on this journey. This will be a Newman baby, right? But there’s a chance the Newman father isn’t Nick.

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Audra: Where are you?

Tucker: Waiting for someone?

Audra: I am, but I don’t think Brad Pitt’s going to make it. So, you’ll have to do.

Tucker: Well, look at us. Here we are out in public. Does it feel strange seeing me this way after months of pretending I don’t exist?

Audra: Doesn’t feel stranger than most of our interactions.

Tucker: She’s feeling saucy tonight.

Audra: You know, this actually feels nice. Just two friends having dinner.
This is what normal people do.

Tucker: Oh, if you say so. I wouldn’t know.

Audra: [Chuckles]

Tucker: God, you’re beautiful. It’s lovely to see you. I… I always find our interactions very stimulating.

Audra: Well, what can I say? I am utterly incapable of being boring.


Kyle: It is not my intention to just buy you gifts and expect forgiveness. I need to put in the work. I understand that. But I need you to understand that comparing me to my mother isn’t fair.

Summer: How is it not fair?

Kyle: This was a one-off attempt to help Jabot by getting rid of Adam. I felt like I had to be deceitful to execute the plan. But look, I’m not proud of it. And it’s not going to happen again because it’s not who I am.
Summer: You lied to me and you continued lying to me even after you had the opportunity to come clean. You chose. You actively chose to deceive me. That is what hurts the most.

Kyle: Look, I thought I was doing the right thing.

Summer: Did you? Because I kind of feel like if you thought that this deal was the right move, you wouldn’t have kept it a secret. No, you knew that it was wrong, and you just wanted to do it anyway.

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Tucker tells Adam that he will never run McCall Unlimited because he intends to sell the company to Devon. Adam tells Victor about his conversation with Tucker and Victor decides to go talk to Devon in person. Devon is thinking about buying McCall Unlimited as a safety net in case he loses the court battle to buy back Hamilton Winters from Chancellor Industries. Devon tells Victor that if he can persuade Jill and Lily to sell him Hamilton Winters he won’t buy McCall Unlimited. Victor tells Devon he will see what he can do.

Abby is embarrassed when she comes downstairs to Seconds living room wearing his shirt and sees her father talking to Devon.

Nate goes up to the room Victoria got for them at the Grand Phoenix and politely tells her that she doesn’t want to have sex with her because he doesn’t want to ruin their working relationship. Nate tells Victoria that he is very attracted to her, but he is very committed to Elena.

Audra tells Tucker that she wants Nate and she intends to get him away from Elena and Victoria. Nate assures Elena that he loves her and is committed to their relationship. Elena thinks Nate is getting too defensive and she worries that he is lying to her. Nate assures Elena once again that he loves her and they make love.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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Sally remembers her conversation with Summer in which Summer told her that she thinks she and Adam have an eternal connection. Sally dreams of Adam and, when Nick arrives, he and Sally have sex. Nick wonders if Sally is conflicted about Adam, but she tells him she isn’t conflicted about Adam. She does tell him about her conversation with Summer.

Victoria and Nate are talking about business at the Grand Phoenix restaurant, but Victoria suddenly asks Nate what is going on between them. Victoria tells Nate she has gotten a room upstairs and she wants him to come with her but she will understand if he doesn’t and it won’t affect his job.

Phyllis puts the plan into motion by telling Jack and Diane she wants him to be happy. Kyle worries that Diane and Jack are rushing into marriage to ignore their immediate problem which is Jeremy Stark. Kyle worries that Diane may have to leave town again to get away from Jeremy and break Jack’s heart. Summer worries about all those things plus she wonders if Diane came to town with a plan to marry Jack.

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Kyle: You are engaged?

Summer: Uh…wow.

Kyle: Getting married. Did not see that coming.

Jack: I know it sounds a little out of the blue, but if you think about it, it’s really not. It seemed — well, it made perfect sense to us.

Kyle: Yeah, perfect sense to you, but you have —

Summer: Is that something that you’ve been thinking about for a while or —

Kyle: Why didn’t you say anything?

Jack: Well, I suppose the moment actually, uh, surprised me.

Diane: Both of us.

Jack: But our relationship has been heading in that direction for some time now, and it felt right.

Kyle: Why this weekend? At the cabin? The timing is weird.

Diane: What do you mean, kyle?

Kyle: The two of you leave town because stark has returned, to avoid whatever potential revenge he has planned, and you come back engaged? I have to ask — is this engagement because of the threat of jeremy stark?

Phyllis: I am. That’s what I’m doing. I’m carrying out the next phase of our plan. But it’s gonna take some time. Because we need personal items of diane’S. That’s not gonna be easy to get. It takes maneuvering and finesse. And I feel like I need to remind you — please do not endanger my family while I’m making this happen. Mr. Stark, you don’t get to make threats and be impatient. I am telling you, do not hurt my family. Uh, I have to go. Alright. Bye. Bye. Hey!

Lauren: Hey, phyllis.

Phyllis: Hey, lauren.

Nick: Hey.

Victoria: Hi there.

Nick: What are you doing here?

Victoria: Uh, I’m just getting a little work done and having a glass of wine. Are you on your way up to see sally? How’s she doing?

Nick: Uh, physically, both she and the baby are doing great.

Victoria: “Physically”?

Nick: It’s a tough situation emotionally.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Yeah, because of adam. Whenever he gets involved, somehow it becomes more difficult.

Nick: It’s been difficult the whole time. I will give adam credit, though. He seems to be behaving like an adult and respecting the rules.

Victoria: Well, that’s a first.

Nick: Sally was very explicit about what she wanted his role to be during the pregnancy.

Victoria: Mm-hmm. And he’s not using the fact that he is the father to his advantage? He’s not trying to manipulate sally to suit whatever his agenda might be?

Nick: Not yet. But I’m ready for anything.

Summer: I just can’t help feeling in my bones that things aren’t over between you and adam yet. I sense some sort of eternal connection there, as if…

Sally: What?

Adam: As if we’re meant to be.

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Victoria: You know, one of the things that I love the most about you is that you have this ability to see the best in people. You have a very big heart.

Nick: You’re just jealous because you don’t have a heart at all.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe that’s true, but not in all cases. Anyway, it comes in handy when I’m dealing with certain personalities, like adam’S. You know, you have to remember who he is and what he’s capable of, and you cannot take him at his word.

Nick: I know. I’ve been burned by it too many times.

Victoria: Yeah, we all have. So, the fact that he is suddenly acting like a responsible, mature adult — that should be setting off alarm bells for you.

Nick: Oh, I know. They are clanging in my head loud and clear. But I appreciate the reminder, especially since I know that you would prefer it if adam and sally ended up together.

Victoria: Well, I mean, i can’t lie. They do seem like they’re better suited for one another.

Nick: How so?

Victoria: I don’t know. I mean, their personalities just seem closer. Look, nicholas, I’m not judging you. I’m just saying, my observation when I look at sally and adam, they just seem like a more natural couple than you and her. Don’t you agree?

Nick: No. But I guess I could see why you would say that.

Victoria: Okay. Well, if that’s true, then maybe you should be asking yourself, “should I be concerned?”

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Roses. I know. Alarmingly cliché.

Sally: But still very sweet. I love some good old-fashioned romance from time to time.

Adam: Well, good, because that is what you’re gonna get with me.

Sally: Ahh. I remember when you brought me flowers on my first day as ceo of newman media.

Adam: You didn’t exactly have a classic response to those.

Sally: What, I didn’t thank you?

Adam: I think it was more along the lines of, “this is such a big risk. I don’t know if I have the experience.”

Sally: God, yes. I had a total freak-out. I’m very sorry.

Adam: Well, don’t be. It was honest. And it was endearing.

Sally: Sure. Yeah. We’re gonna go with that.

[ Both laugh ] Look, I really appreciate how much you’ve believed in me since the very beginning.

Adam: Of course I did. Because I know you like nobody else does…or ever will.

Lauren: That looked like a pretty intense phone call.

Phyllis: Ah, no, that was nothing. Thank you.

Lauren: Thank you. Well, it sort of felt like something.

Phyllis: Really? No.

Lauren: Yeah!

Phyllis: I mean, I was just talking to the salon. I’m trying to get a mani-pedi appointment, and they can’t get me in till next week, and i just — look. Look how horrible my nails are. I need to get them done. So, that’s all that was. I… hey. Thank you. Thank you for pointing out that I was intense. I really appreciated it. You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna call that salon and I’m gonna apologize to them. That’s what I’m gonna do. I’ve been apologizing a lot lately.

Lauren: Yeah —

Phyllis: Hey, but I want to talk about you. You — you’ve been planning for the bicentennial party. So, I want to know all about it.

Lauren: What’s going on?

Phyllis: What do you mean?

Lauren: Well, the last time i saw you, you could not have been more miserable, and now you’re just, like, vibrating with positive energy or energy of some sort. What happened between then and now?

Jack: No, it was not the threat of jeremy stark that led me to propose.

Kyle: How could that not have been a factor?

Jack: If anything, it might have put things in perspective for me. And by that, I mean I realize i no longer want to keep looking backwards, rehashing the past. It’s not fair to diane. And we’ve done it too long.

Diane: Yeah. I don’t expect people to forget all the things I’ve done or to just let it go. I mean, I’m aware that forgiveness has to be earned, and I will continue to win people’s trust by the way I live my life.

Jack: When diane first came back into our lives, I was suspicious of her motives, of her intentions.

Kyle: We remember.

Jack: I was trying to protect you, kyle. Now, I can’t remember the exact moment when I fell back in love with her, but I know it happened shortly after I realized she was trying to protect you, too. When I saw the love she had for you and for harrison, yes, it was a change of heart for me. I realized then that she is not the same person, that she is a different person with different — different priorities. Not everyone’s going to agree with me, but as far as I’m concerned, diane has nothing left to prove. Kyle, I asked her to marry me for one reason. I love her. I want to spend the rest of my life with her. I have not been this happy in a very long time. You have to also remember that this love started many years ago. Yes, it has been put through unbelievable tests, and still the flame has not extinguished. And we feel the full force of it now. And we can’t — we won’t deny it any longer.

Diane: And we also have the wisdom and experience that we didn’t have the first time we were together. We’ve both been through so much. And we have matured into different people. And we are better together than we are apart. I love my hardwood floors.

Jack: Kyle, diane is already an integral part of this family. She’s your mother. She’s harrison’s dee dee. She adores that little boy every bit as much as we adore him. This is the natural next step.

Kyle: I can see how strongly you both feel. I appreciate that. But you must know not everyone is going to see this as a natural next step.

Jack: We are well aware of how others might react to this. We can’t let them dictate our decisions. We have chosen each other. We want to embrace this wonderful thing that has happened to us, and we are sincerely hoping the both of you can do the same.

Kyle: No, we want you to be happy. You have to know that.

Diane: We do.

Summer: And you do seem happy.

Kyle: But I am still struggling to understand why you feel the need to get married now. It’s a lot to process. We just — we need some time to let it sink in.

Diane: All right, that’s fair. We don’t want to push. We just hope that you can see it in your hearts to give us your blessing — at some point.

Jack: And we are trying to keep this quiet for right now. Of course, we wanted to tell you both, but if you could keep this to yourselves, we would appreciate that.

Summer: I will be very quiet, silent.

Jack: Well, we are headed to society. We’ll talk later.

Diane: Oh, kiss harrison for me.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ]

Summer: What the hell was that?

Nick: I’m not worried about adam making inroads with sally, if you’re asking if I’m jealous.

Victoria: Are you?

Nick: No, but I am worried that he’s going to cause sally a bunch of stress that she and the baby just don’t need.

Victoria: Well, just do your best to protect her. Make sure you keep your guard up.

Nick: I will. I would tell you to do the same, but I know your guard is always up when it comes to adam. And just so you know, adam did confirm dad’s plan.

Victoria: And what plan is that?

Nick: Once newman enterprises acquires mccall unlimited, adam’s gonna be placed in charge.

Victoria: [ Laughs ] That is never gonna happen.

Nick: Look, vick, I know fighting with dad is like a newman family staple, but i really think you should consider staying out of this one. Dad wants to bring adam closer to the family, and you know how he is. He’s not gonna quit until he gets what he wants.

Victoria: Well, then I guess he’s just gonna have to find another way to get what he wants.

Nick: By letting adam run mccall, it keeps him out of our business and lets him focus on something else.

Victoria: But then adam wins.

Nick: Who cares, vick? Let him, if it keeps him out of our hair.

Victoria: My plan is to fold mccall into newman, and I’m not gonna let dad and adam derail that.

Nick: Newman doesn’t need mccall. We’ve made a bunch of greatacquisitions. The company is doing great. Let’s just focus on what we have. Let adam and dad go off and do whatever they want away from us.

Victoria: Look, nicholas, i understand where you’re caution is coming from, but I am not gonna pass on this phenomenal opportunity so that dad can use mccall to lure adam back into the family, which is only gonna make him more beholden to dad, like some emotional hostage. It’s bad business. It’s miserable parenting. You and I — we’ve seen this movie before. We know that it ends in disaster for both of them.

Nick: So, now you’re worried about adam’s emotional well-being?

Victoria: I don’t want to fight with you right now.

Nick: Alright. Should we reschedule this fight for some other time?

Victoria: Hi, nate. What a pleasant surprise.

Phyllis: After that very unfortunate evening I had with you and michael, um… I had a moment. I had a wake-up call.

[ Chuckles ] I’ve been self-sabotaging. And it’s made me very unhappy. I don’t want to do that. You know? It’s not what I want.

Lauren: Well, good. I’m glad to hear it.

Phyllis: Yeah. And I am sorry.

Lauren: Wow. Look who’s getting better with the apology thing.

Phyllis: I know! I know!

Lauren: Wow.

Phyllis: Practice makes perfect.

Lauren: Yeah. You know, I so want to believe this change is positive and legit, but I still think you need some, you know, perspective and — and distance.

Phyllis: Okay. Sure. What do you have in mind?

Lauren: I have a great idea. Girls’ trip. Let’s go for the weekend to vegas. I have some business there, and it’s not gonna take too much time, which means you, my friend, can have some fun.

Phyllis: That’s great. I would love that. You know, um, why don’t we do that, but just not now. I can’t get away at the moment.

Lauren: Really? I mean, don’t take this the wrong way, but you don’t have a job and you’re fighting with your kids.

Phyllis: Why would I take that the wrong way?

Lauren: Look, I’m just asking you, what is keeping you from leaving?

Phyllis: I-I just have a lot of things going on, other things, and I just can’t leave town at the moment. You can’t run away from your problems, right?

Lauren: Honey.

Victor… why are you still

living with odors?

Jack: Evening. Lauren. Phyllis.

Lauren: Hi, jack.

Phyllis: Hey. You two look amazing.

Diane: Thos sincere.

Phyllis: Well, I’m just pointing out the obvious. That’s all.

Lauren: So, let’s just leave it there then, okay? An unspoiled, surprisingly civil moment.

Phyllis: I mean, I made an effort. That’s what I did. I get points for trying.

Diane: Oh, is that because you’re always keeping score?

Phyllis: That’s right. I was always keeping score, wasn’t I? I played a game, and I lost. And you know what that caused me? Nothing but misery. Nothing but misery. But, see, I want what you guys have. That’s what I want. I want romance and love and beauty. I want what they have. And, uh, that’s hard to get, isn’t it? It’s harder to sustain. Right? Especially in your current circumstance.

Jack: What circumstance?

Phyllis: I’m just surprised to see you back in town.

Nate: So, elena crashed as soon as we got home, but I still had all this energy, so I wanted to see you. The latest developments with tucker’s company have my mind working overtime.

Victoria: Yeah. That makes two of us.

Nate: I was thinking maybe we could continue strategizing about the deal?

Victoria: Yeah, of course. Um, nick and I — we just bumped into each other by chance.

Nick: Huh. Yeah. Um… I was just coming by to see sally.

Victoria: Well, you’re welcome to stick around for the discussion, if you’d like.

Nate: Absolutely. I would love to hear your input, nick.

Nick: Yeah, maybe next time. I got to get upstairs. You, uh, have a great conversation.

Victoria: Actually, I have been going over some of the numbers that I wanted to show you.

Nate: Okay.

Victoria: Well, this page here.

Nate: Yeah, I was going over this, as well.

Sally: Why are you here?

Adam: You know why, sally.

Sally: Refresh my memory.

Adam: Because we are meant to be.

Sally: I didn’t say that.

Adam: It doesn’t matter because it’s something that we both know is true. Do you remember how perfect things were when we were together? I mean, of course you do. It was impossible to forget.

Sally: I remember.

Adam: And up until that moment, both of us had lived lives like we were on the outside, like we were at war with the world and ourselves. And then suddenly there was this person in front of us that understood us. I mean, I saw you exactly for who you are. I accepted you. I loved you in a way that made you feel like you didn’t know what love was until that moment. We had a connection of a lifetime, and I know that you feel it just as much as I do. We are meant to be together. And that is what this baby represents. This is our love that is real. You and me, whoever, we’re gonna create this incredible person. Sally? Sally!

Sally: [ Breathing heavily ]

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Nick: Sally! Sally? Sally, if you don’t open this door, I’m gonna call security! On the count of three. One, two — are you okay?

Sally: [ Exhales sharply ] Get in here.

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Sally: [ Breathing heavily ]

Victoria: You know tucker. He has been a bit unpredictable. I thought I knew what fueled him — to win at all costs.

Nate: Mm. You definitely understand that.

Victoria: Well, so do you. I mean, we’re both very ambitious, but it feels like tucker’s taking a different path.

Nate: Hmm. So, what do we think has changed?

Victoria: I don’t know. I’m not sure, but something is definitely different. Maybe after everything he’s been through, maybe he’s getting a little soft.

Nate: Is that what age and life experience do to you?

Victoria: Mm. Well, not to me, but for tucker, maybe. Or maybe he really does want to bridge the gap between him and devon. He has a grandchild now. And apparently he has a woman that he can’t get off his mind.

Nate: You’re talking about ashley, who bought up his debt.

Victoria: You know, he has been pursuing her since he came back to town. Ashley — she bought up all of his debt, yes, maybe to keep him engaged, maybe to keep him under her control.

[ Sighs ] Are they mixing what happens in the boardroom with the bedroom? I have no idea. At least, not yet. But regardless, buying up all of that debt was a very smart move on ashley’s part. It was very powerful. Something that I might have done. So, if the goal is to get tucker to sell his company to us, then we have to figure out why ashley did what she did. What does she want?

Nate: Control.

Victoria: Yes, that’s a very powerful motivator. Most people crave that.

Nate: Some more than others.Just me honest about it.

Nate: Okay, um, let’s try to connect the dots. Ashley is in a position to make demands of tucker. You think tucker offered to sell his company to devon. Is it logical that she’d use her leverage to force him into it?

Victoria: Logical? No. No. Why would ashley care about tucker’s company or who he sells it to? Why would she work so hard to try to repair the relationship between devon and tucker? No. It’s occam’s razor. The simplest answer is usually the most likely. They’re two very dynamic and powerful people with a passion for business and for each other.

Nate: She’s testing him to see how far he would go for her.

Victoria: Yeah.

Nate: It’s a game.

Victoria: Exactly. It’s a game, one that most men, I think, enjoy playing. We’re not talking about ashley and tucker anymore, are we?

Nate: We’re talking about us.

Victoria: Yeah, that’s right. We are. Nate, we should just stop dancing around this. What is going on between the two of us?

Kyle: Look, I… I-I’m not crazy. This engagement is impulsive, right?

Summer: Buying a pack of gum at the register — that is impulsive.

This is madness.

[ Exhales sharply ] We have thought about this being a possibility before.

Kyle: Yeah, but now it’s real.

Summer: It’s a little too real. I don’t know if I should tell you what I’m actually thinking right now.

Kyle: Please do.

Summer: Kyle, I’m wondering if this was diane’s plan all along.

Kyle: You know how diabolical she would have to be to come to town to try to marry my dad?

Summer: Maybe it was an unconscious thing. But then again, she did lure jack to L.A. Using mysterious texts and inserted herself in his life in underhanded ways. And, honestly, what about her has been on the up-and-up? It’s been secret after secret. And if you tally it all up —

Kyle: No, no, no, people aren’t equations. Most of the time, they’re a bundle of messy emotions. You and I are examples of that.

Summer: I’m not disagreeing with you there. I am just worried that you and jack are turning a blind eye to something.

Kyle: And I’m worried you’re never gonna be able to let go of your suspicions and give my mother a chance.

Summer: Are you serious right now, kyle? I have given your mom so many chances. But, no, I’m not gonna ignore that they are rushing into this, and it’s a red flag. Come on. You can’t actually think that them getting married right now is a good idea. We both know that things are moving way too fast.

Nick: I mean, you barely let me get a word out before you had my clothes off.

[ Chuckles ]

Sally: Are you complaining?

Nick: No. No way.

Sally: I should hope not.

Nick: No, it was [Chuckles] Amazing. Um…it just seemed a little urgent. Again, not complaining. I just was wondering if there was something behind it.

Sally: Well, I thought you liked my urgency and spontaneity.

Nick: I do so much. Don’t stop.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: I guess I’m talking more about the look that was in your eye when I first got here.

Sally: What do you think you saw?

Nick: [ Stammers ] I don’t know, uh…like maybe you were trying to lose yourself in the sex or something. Is… is there something going on i should know?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Inhales sharply ] Ohh. You’re right. There is something. She found it.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Yes. Something has been bothering me.

Nick: Tell me.

Sally: It’s summer.

Nick: I’m so sorry that you have to deal with that. I’m gonna talk to her again and just make sure she fully gets it. That you and I are good together.

Sally: No, look, that’s just it. The last time we ran into each other, I was ready for a whole nother round of name-calling and accusations. But she told me that you had talked to her, so I don’t know if that had an effect on her, but for summer, she was very muted. Like more than muted. Like she actually really wanted to try and make peace.

Nick: Hmm. I don’t see the problem.

Sally: It was just strange the way the whole conversation went. Like she started off as a concerned daughter, which I get, and then a concerned friend to me. And I would not say that we’re friends, but then the whole conversation veered into talking about adam, like how adam and I were so happy when we were together and this bond that we share. And now that we’re having this baby, it’s like we’re meant to be.

Nick: Well, obviously, i don’t agree with that. Did it bother you because maybe you were thinking you and adam were a better match than you and me are?

Sally: Of course not. Look, we don’t — we don’t have to get into all that again.

Nick: Well, you’re the one that brought it up. I just think that summer’s words are hitting you on a level you haven’t acknowledged yet. Are you still feeling conflicted?

Kyle: I want my mom and dad to be happy. I see how much they love each other and it makes me remember when I was a kid, that was all I wanted — to see them happy and together.

Summer: But you’re an adult now.

Kyle: But seeing them this happy, it makes me worried. My dad has put his whole heart and soul into this, and it’s clear how much they love each other. But is getting married the right thing for them? It’s happening so fast, and there’s so many reasons why they’re not on the road to happily ever after.

Summer: Starting with jeremy stark.

Kyle: Even if he didn’t exist and he wasn’t on his way to europe to track them down, it sounded like my dad wanted to ignore reality. It’s like he’s setting himself up to be hurt again.

Jack: Excuse me. You said you were surprised we were back in town. Why?

Phyllis: I don’t know what you’re getting at. I mean, I knew you were going out of town. You were going to be gone for a while, but then you came back, and here you are. I mean, I guess that makes sense.

Jack: What do you mean? Makes sense how?

Phyllis: Well, I mean, summer and kyle must have told you that jeremy stark was flying to paris to find you.

Diane: How did you know that?

Lauren: Yeah, what is all this about?

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] I was the one who told him. Dry skin is sensitive skin, too.

Victoria: I’m gonna get a room upstairs. I’d really like for you to join me. I won’t be insulted or take it personally if you choose not to. But this has nothing to do with your job or our professional relationship. One has nothing to do with the other. Either way, that’s up to you.

Sally: It’s just that summer was really friendly after that, like she was, like, putting on airs and I just… I just wasn’t buying it.

Nick: Well, it sounds to me like she was trying, but the animosity is still there. I mean, you two had quite the history.

Sally: Yeah, I’m sure she believes I deserve a head game or two after what I did to her.

Nick: You know what? My daughter may be trying to pull one over you, but I don’t want that for you. I don’t like the effect it’s having. I just want you to exist in this bubble of peace and harmony.

Sally: I’m gonna tell you the truth, okay? There is no bubble of peace and harmony.

Nick: What?

Sally: Yeah.

Nick: Oh, man. Okay. You know, regardless of my daughter’s motives, are you feeling any new conflict where adam is concerned?

Sally: No, I’m not.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: I just have been having these stupid thoughts, like these anxiety dreams of what the future might hold and what it might look like for me and all the grief and negativity that might be coming my way as we move forward.

Nick: Well, it’s not gonna be easy. But we’re gonna get through it.

Sally: Yeah. I just seriously wonder if I’m gonna be able to handle the onslaught that’s about to come from your family.

Summer: You’re worried that diane could break your dad’s heart?

Kyle: And that they’re in danger and she may have to leave again. There are so many unknowns, including the looming threat they want to ignore. Do they think that he’s just going to go away on his own?

Summer: Getting engaged is definitely not gonna get rid of jeremy stark.

Kyle: And if it’s so right, why are they keeping it from people?

Summer: Well, we know why. Because they know how problematic it is and that no one is gonna welcome this news.

Kyle: No one.

Summer: Oh, my gosh. Oh, just wait until my mom hears about this. It is not gonna be pretty.

Phyllis: Oh, gosh, I’m embarrassed to admit this. Here it goes. Jeremy stark came to me and asked me to be part of his scheme to get to you.

Diane: It’s not surprising.

Phyllis: Well, I told him i wanted nothing to do with it.

Diane: You know, phyllis, there’s something about this

Phyllis: You know what? Jeremy stark scares me. He is a very, very dangerous guy. I mean, I saw in him right away what you eventually came to see. But I don’t want him in any of our lives.

Diane: Maybe you should have thought of that before you called him to begin with.

Phyllis: You know what, you are right. My fight with you cost me so much, diane. It cost me my relationship with my kids. And I’m working very, very hard to fix that and make amends. And that’s why I went to summer and kyle and told them that jeremy was on his way to europe to find you. So… hey, enough of me. Enough of me. Go enjoy your dinner. Go, go, go, go. Enjoy.

Jack: Yeah.

Phyllis: What?

Lauren: That was quite a performance.

Phyllis: What are you talking about?

Lauren: What the hell are you up to?

Phyllis: I’m not up to anything. Really. See, I wish for diane and jack nothing but happiness.

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Audra: Hey.

Victoria: Hello. Um, I was looking for nate. I have some follow-up notes about something we discussed earlier. Do you happen to know where he went?

Audra: Uh, he ran out not too long ago. He was, uh, running late for some couple’s time he and elena had planned. You know, nate is such a sweet guy, right? He’s always working hard to balance his career with romance.

[ Sighs ] If only all men could be like him, right? In my book, that man’s a keeper. Elena is such a lucky woman.

Nate: Hey. Sorry I am late. My meeting with victoria ran long, but it was worth it. Totally exhilarating. I’m talking, even when we’re on opposite sides of an issue, somehow we still inspire each other. The synergy between us is unreal.

Elena: “Unreal.” That’s how you describe your relationship with your boss?

Nate: Of course. We have much more than an employer/employee relationship.

Elena: How much more? Look, nate, I’m glad that you’re enjoying your work, but tell me, what’s going on with you and victoria?

Kyle: There you are. I was worried when you didn’t come back to the office. Look at you. Even with the weight of the world on your shoulders, you still somehow manage to look as lovely as ever.

Summer: Must be all the jabot products.

Kyle: That smile didn’t exactly reach your eyes. Are you worried about my parents fleeing town? Or jeremy stark? Or maybe it’s your dad’s strange relationship with sally? Or are you concerned about the safety and well-being of our son?

Summer: How about all of the above?

Kyle: I know there’s a lot going on right now, but we’ll work through it.

Summer: How? How are we going to work through this, kyle? I mean, I… I’m trying to stay positive, but there’s so much going on, and I haven’t even told you about the run-in that I had with my mom earlier today.

Kyle: What happened with phyllis?

Summer: I just have a bad feeling.

Kyle: About what?

Summer: I thought that she was letting go of her obsession with diane, she was going to focus on rebuilding her relationships with me and daniel. But now that that doesn’t seem to be working out for her,

Kyle: Mm-hmm, her focus is back on my mother.

Summer: Yeah.

Jack: That must be a very good page.

Diane: What’s that?

Jack: You’ve been on that same page for 20 minutes.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry, jack. I’m just… I’m having a hard time focusing. I have this terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that something’s wrong. I mean, we’re here, relaxing in the cabin, safe and sound, but back home, there’s a storm coming.

Jeremy: [ Scoffs ] Amazing. Diane and jack went to all that trouble to convince us they went on some extravagant world tour, but they never left wisconsin?

Phyllis: They’re in a little rustic cabin in the woods just up the highway.

Jeremy: Did they really think they could get away with this? Oh, that’s so brazen. Well, if nothing else, they’re quite clever.

Phyllis: They think they’re clever.

Jeremy: Yeah, they also think they’re untouchable. It’s time to prove them wrong. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

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Phyllis: Alright, we can’t rush into this. We got to make sure all our angles are covered. There’s no room for failure. You know that, right?

Jeremy: Okay, I’ve thought through every detail. It’s a point of pride for me.

Phyllis: I understand that, but I have a lot more to lose than you do.

Jeremy: Well, it sounds like you’ve been thinking about this, so I’m sure you have some suggestions.

Phyllis: I do. But I need you to know something. When I’m in, I’m in 100%. There’s nobody in this town that is more resourceful than I am in getting what they want. Do you get that?

Jeremy: Oh, that’s good to hear. So what do we do first?

Phyllis: Your plan is good. I think it’s very solid. But this is the thing. This is the abbott cabin that they’re staying at. They know everything about it. They know the whole lay of the land up there.

Jeremy: Okay, so you’re saying we need to even the playing field?

Phyllis: I’m saying we need to lure them back here.

Jeremy: Well, if you want them back, there are plenty of things I can do to get them back here.

Phyllis: I know that, but i want to be very clear on this. Very, very clear. My family can’t get hurt. My daughter, kyle, harrison, they can’t be used as pawns.

Jeremy: Okay, so how are we going to get them to come back to town?

Phyllis: We make them think that the dangerous element has disappeared. We basically do the same thing to them that they did to you, but we do it better. We do it much better.

Nate: What’s going on between me and victoria? What are you talking about? Where is this coming from?

Elena: I ran into audra at crimson lights, and what started off as casual conversation turned into something rather enlightening.

Nate: Okay, enlighten me. What did she have to say?

Elena: Audra noticed an interesting dynamic developing between you and victoria, something that crosses the boundaries of a normal employee/employer relationship. You know, more personal than professional?

Nate: No, I don’t know.

Elena: I haven’t accused you of anything, nate, but I need you to be straight with me.

Nate: Always. Look, trust me, the only thing that’s going on between me and victoria is business. She’s my boss, and I admire her, the way her mind works, her business acumen. Look, I am learning a lot from her, and I won’t deny that we work well together, okay? She encourages me to grow and expand. Nothing, and I mean nothing like the way I was stifled and dismissed at chancellor-winters. I don’t understand why we have to go through this again. I thought you understood my relationship with victoria, and, honestly, I thought you appreciated it.

Victoria: You know, I have to agree with you. Elena is very fortunate to have a man like nate in her life, but I feel like I’m very lucky to have him as an employee. And you’re lucky, too, aren’t you?

Audra: I am, yes.

Victoria: You know, your instincts were correct about tucker. I paid a visit to devon, and he all but confirmed tucker offering mccall to him.

Audra: I know the man quite well.

Victoria: That’s exactly what I’m counting on. I need you to let me know what you think his next move might be.

Audra: Well, if my instincts are on point, when tucker doesn’t get his way, he either fights harder, gets angry, or moves on to something else. It all just depends on his mood at the time.

Victoria: So it’s possible that he could get fed up with devon if his offer isn’t getting the kind of traction that he’s looking for.

Audra: Yeah, his attention span lasts as long as his desire for something and his certainty he can get it. So he could very well get tired of waiting for devon.

Victoria: Alright. So then we push him in that direction. We find something to distract him, something with a big payoff. We draw his focus away from devon, so maybe he’ll forget about that plan, and then newman will be right there to make the deal.

Jack: Talk to me. What brought this on?

Diane: Thank you. I — I don’t want to ruin our time here together.

Jack: You’re not ruining anything. I could see something was on your mind. I wanted to give you the space to work through it on your own.

Diane: Well, I appreciate that. Jack, it’s been lovely here with you, it’s been peaceful, it’s been really romantic, but something happened today.

Jack: What?

Diane: Well, while you were out, a strange call came in on the landline, and it has me rattled.

Jack: Who was it? What did they say?

Diane: Well, that’s just it. By the time I answered it, no one was there. I can’t stop thinking it was jeremy.

Jack: There’s no way stark would know we are here.

Diane: Yeah, but what if he found us and he’s heard my voice and he’s on his way here? Or — or worse yet, what if he’s using our family as some sort of leverage?

Jack: Okay, you are letting your fear and imagination run wild. Wrong numbers, bad connections, hang-ups — that happens all the time.

Diane: I realize that. But there’s a possibility that jeremy got some information and pieced it together. The first thing he’d do is to call to see if I’d answer.

Jack: That’s a pretty long shot, diane.

Diane: Well, maybe, maybe not. But if he knows we’re here, then he knows that we’re not home to protect our family. Jack, we have left our family just sitting in the cross hairs.

Kyle: Did phyllis say something specific about going after my mom?

Summer: Nothing specific, no, but she seemed really interested in diane and jack.

Kyle: How so?

Summer: [ Sighs ] Well, it started with her saying that she bought a present for harrison.

Kyle: Okay. Nothing wrong with that. Unless she’s trying to find her way in through an innocent child.

Summer: Exactly. So she said she wanted to bring the gift by the house, but that jack and diane wouldn’t want to see her there. And then she asked all of these questions like, “are they home? Where are they? How long are they going to be gone for?” All these questions that had nothing to do with harrison and were none of her business.

Kyle: Could that just be phyllis being nosy. That would be in character, wouldn’t it?

Summer: I guess.

Kyle: Isn’t it possible that she’s just digging because she always likes to be in the loop?

Summer: It’s possible, but, kyle, we need to be vigilant. We’re in a dangerous situation with stark, and my mom is acting suspicious. I don’t know. Just something doesn’t sit right with me.

Phyllis: Oh, good. There you are.

Summer: Mom, it’s really not a good time.

Phyllis: It’s very, very important.

Summer: We’re not going to tell you where jack and diane are, so please just stop trying.

Phyllis: Listen, listen, i know you don’t want to talk to me. You don’t want to be seen with me. I get it. I get it. But I wouldn’t be trying to track you down if it wasn’t completely necessary.

Summer: What’s completely necessary that you need to talk to us about?

Phyllis: It’s about jeremy stark. He’s on his way right now to paris to find jack and diane, and this time — this time, he thinks he will absolutely find them.

Summer: What?

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Phyllis: Listen, um, I don’t blame you for asking me that. I don’t blame you at all. I’m going to be 100% honest with you two. Okay? Really. Ever since jeremy stark got into town, he has been hounding me. I mean, almost obsessed with me, asking me to team up with him to exact revenge on diane.

Summer: Are you serious?

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. 100% serious. I flat out told him no, but it’s the truth.

Kyle: Why are we just finding out about this now?

Phyllis: Well, I didn’t think you’d believe me if I told you that. See? I didn’t think you’d believe me, or you’d think that I was painting myself out to be a saint. I mean, it was lose/lose for me.

Summer: What about now? What’s changed?

Phyllis: Well, this is a very, very real threat. Guys, jeremy stark isn’t just talking about revenge on diane. He’s not just talking about hurting them. He’s actually flying to europe to find them. He is dangerous. If you don’t know that for yourself, at least know it for jack and diane.

Kyle: Excuse me. I need to go make a phone call. Damn it. I forgot my phone again.

Phyllis: Looking for this?

Kyle: Right. Thanks.

Elena: I don’t want to fight with you about this. I probably shouldn’t have even agreed to meet with you for drinks tonight. I’m sorry.

Nate: No, no. No need for apologies.

Elena: It’s just, after we fought so hard to get back to a good place, the last thing I want to do is create tension between us again. We cannot go back to that horrible dark space we were in.

Nate: I promise you, we are not going back there.

Elena: I don’t know. Maybe I’m just looking for trouble where it doesn’t exist.

Nate: I understand. Trust me.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] It’s not like you and victoria are having an affair.

Nate: Exactly. Look, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to my professional relationships. I’m all yours. I love you. And only you. And, look, if you ever feel too tired to go out again after work, all you have to do is just say so, okay? We can just go home, spend time together, just us.

Elena: That is exactly where I want to be, cuddled up in bed with you.

Nate: Come here.

[ Sighs ] Let’s get you home.

Victoria: Thank you. Okay, good night.

Audra: You know, I really admire you. Your laser-like focus on achieving your goals is inspiring. You decide you want mccall unlimited, and nothing will stand in your way. And, you know, despite how much you obviously value your own family, you don’t hesitate to get in the middle of other families. You know, like when you worked with nate to acquire chancellor-winters.

Victoria: That was strictly a business proposition.

Audra: Yeah, but you understand that people are responsible for their own choices. You focus on newman’s bottom line and not on nate ruining his relationship with his cousins. And now you’re not at all afraid of getting between a father and son.

Victoria: You know, unlike the people that you just named, the newman family has always been united. Even when we’re fighting and struggling to see eye-to-eye, our allegiances are very clearly defined and unquestionable.

Audra: I suppose few families can claim that.

Victoria: And if one family member can be swayed in a particular direction, they’re the weak link, and the person doing the swaying, they’re not the issue, right? Because everybody has to be pulling together in the same direction, working for the same goal on the same page, or else everything falls apart.

Audra: So, just to be clear, we’re talking about swaying tucker away from devon, right?

Jack: Diane, your family is fine. The security team is on full-time duty and maximum alert.

Diane: You say that, but is it enough?

Jack: Your family is safe. Okay, try to remember why we came here in the first place, to give ourselves some time to think clearly, not to avoid physical threat. We needed to remove ourselves from jeremy’s psychological warfare. But it seems that being this far away from our family has created its own problems.

Diane: Yes, because I don’t feel any safer, jack, or any less agitated.

Jack: I know that. I understand. We played right into jeremy stark’s hands. We inflicted this on ourselves.

Diane: Maybe we should just go home. That way, we can lay eyes on the people that matter most to us instead of relying on some security agency.

Jack: You know if I felt for one moment anyone was not safe, I would be home in a flash.

Diane: Jack, please.

Jack: But if it gives you peace of mind —

[ Cellphone ringing ] It’s kyle. When cold symptoms keep you up,

Victoria: Of course we’re talking about devon and tucker. My plan is to get them each on separate paths. What exactly did you think I meant?

Audra: Oh, I wasn’t sure.

Victoria: We’re discussing a specific business strategy, audra. So if you’re reading something into this, then —

Audra: I-I don’t know what i would read into. What you said was perfectly clear. If two people in any kind of relationship get split apart by a third person, it’s not the third person’s fault. It just wasn’t meant to be.

Victoria: That’s exactly what I meant. And that’s what we’re going to do to devon and tucker.

Audra: I’ll let nate know you stopped by.

Jack: I did not see that coming. Thanks, kyle. Yeah, I love you, too, son. Talk soon.

Diane: Is everything okay? Has — has jeremy made threats? Is harrison safe?

Jack: No, everything’s fine. Kyle just called with some interesting information. Apparently, stark left town for europe in hot pursuit of us.

Diane: What? Why? I — I don’t believe that.

Jack: Uh-huh, I didn’t believe it, either, except kyle called his friend at the airport and verified stark did indeed charter a flight to paris. It left earlier today.

Diane: So he’s gone?

Jack: Well, let’s not throw caution to the wind. I mean, why would he think we were in paris? This could all be a trick, very much like the one we pulled on him earlier.

Diane: Exactly. And it’s just like jeremy to pull something like that.

Jack: Listen, you were — you were talking about how you wanted to come out of hiding and go home. Maybe it’s time we do that — cautiously.

Diane: Thank you. Oh. What do we do about this? Do we tell people about our engagement?

Jack: Absolutely.

Diane: Really? Who? Who do we tell?

Jack: The whole world, my love. The whole world.

Diane: Okay.

[ Chuckles ]

Summer: I really hope what you’re saying about stark is true.

Phyllis: It is. I have no reason to lie. I mean, despite what you might think, I don’t want to see diane and jack hurt, okay? I have my priorities straight.

Summer: What are they?

Phyllis: You, summer. My priority is you. It always has been you. It absolutely kills me that you can’t see that.

Summer: Sorry. It’s a little hard to have any sympathy for you, mom, because you’ve given me so many reasons to not put any faith in what you say.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Okay. Trust me, I’m working very, very hard to change this.

Summer: I really hope that everything that you’re saying is true. ‘Cause I want to believe in you. I-I do miss you.

Phyllis: I miss you, too.

Summer: But if missing you is the price I have to pay to not be disappointed by you again, so be it.

Victoria: Oh. Elena, I’m really surprised to see you here. Well, last I heard, you and nate were going to be enjoying a couple’s night out.

Elena: Yeah, that was the plan, but after a long day at the hospital, I needed some rest, and then I decided i needed some of sharon’s tea. So here I am. I wouldn’t be surprised if nate snuck off to the office.

Victoria: Oh, yes, that sounds like nate.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, please, put your drink on my tab.

Elena: Oh, thanks, but that’s not necessary.

Victoria: No, I insist. I mean, really, it’s an apology for all of the late nights that I have kept nate at the office.

Elena: So how is he doing at newman?

Victoria: He couldn’t be better. I mean, working with him is like a total dream. He’s collaborative, creative, respectful. He’s very strong and determined. You know, working together with him is really perfect because we’re — we’re very in tune.

Elena: That is quite an endorsement.

Victoria: Maybe that’s why none of the other newman media ceos have worked out, because maybe — maybe this job was meant for nate.

Elena: Maybe.

Victoria: You know, honestly, I think that if he keeps this up and if he sticks with me, I can see even bigger and better things in his future.

Elena: Hm. Cleaning is the worst.

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Kyle: Hey.

Summer: Were you able to reach jack?

Kyle: I was. I also checked to see if stark chartered a flight to paris. He did. Left not too long ago.

Summer: So my mom was telling the truth?

Kyle: It appears that way. I think my parents are going to come back to genoa city. What? Are you still unsure about the whole thing?

Summer: I don’t know. I mean, my mom had your phone. It’s suspicious.

Kyle: Yeah, I’m always forgetting my phone, leaving it places. Besides, I don’t know what she could get from it. It’s password-protected.

Summer: I know. It’s just… why would jeremy think your parents were in paris, anyway? What evidence does he have for that? And he was so sure about it that he chartered a plane to go over there and look for them? Something’s just not adding up for me. Kyle…. [ Sighs ] What if my mom didn’t have a change of heart at all and she actually is working with jeremy stark?

Kyle: Thought did cross my mind.

Summer: That means that your parents could be walking right into a trap set by my mom. Should they be even heading back right now?

Kyle: Look, I get your concern. But dad said they were planning on returning even before my call. Stark leaving town is just an added bonus. With or without him flying off to paris, they were coming home. But rest assured, no one is letting down their guard.

Nate: Audra, what is going on with you? Tell me, where is it written in your list of duties as my coo that you get to meddle in my personal affairs?

Audra: What are you talking about?

Nate: I just saw elena, and it sounds like you’ve been filling her head with all kinds of nonsense.

Audra: About what?

Nate: About my business relationship with victoria.

Audra: [ Sighs ]

Nate: She and I have established a strong rapport, completely professional. Why would you try to turn that into something it’s not?

Audra: I did nothing of the kind.

Nate: Listen, I have finally found a workplace that nurtures growth and encourages new ideas and forward thinking. I hired you because I thought that was something that you and I had.

Audra: We do. And I truly appreciate it. Look, I apologize if anything i said to elena may have led to a misunderstanding.

Nate: Right, a misunderstanding.

Audra: Yes. Really. Elena asked how things were going at the office, and I gave her a glowing report about how the energy here is extremely collaborative and close, mostly in part thanks to you. Okay, I told her how I often feel very in sync with my boss, you, and how you often feel very in sync with your boss, victoria. I was just trying to describe the inclusive vibe around the office.

Nate: Mm-hmm. And that’s all you said?

Audra: What else is there for me to say? Look, I never meant to imply that anyone had anything more than a strictly professional relationship around here. Do you need me to call elena and try to rectify my mistake?

Victoria: You know, you really must be so proud of nate and all that he’s accomplished.

Elena: Yeah, of course I am. I think he’s brilliant.

Victoria: Well, then it’s no surprise to you how, uh, there is no stopping him once he’s set his mind to something. That’s when he really excels. I remember from personal experience what an amazing doctor he was, but now it’s — it’s impressive to see how quickly he’s pivoted into being an incredible businessman.

Elena: Yeah, he’s very talented.

Victoria: I can’t imagine anyone knowing him that would expect anything less. Anyway, it was nice running into you.

Elena: Yeah, you, too.

Victoria: Have a good evening.

Elena: Bye.


Nate: [ Sighs ]

Elena: [ Clears throat ]

Nate: Hey. Oh, thank you. I, uh — I thought you were headed home.

Elena: Yeah, that was the plan, but I felt horrible about overreacting and questioning you earlier, and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to sleep unless I apologized.

Nate: Like I said, I totally understand.

Elena: I don’t think you do. Nate, I am so scared that we are going to fall back into this contentious pattern that almost ended our relationship.

Nate: That is not going to happen. I am truly happy here at newman. I feel valued here. Look, the last time we had trouble, I was at chancellor-winters. You know that was a whole different kind of beast.

Elena: But work is work, no matter how much you enjoy it, and I don’t want you to overlook the fact that every job is going to be demanding and difficult at some point, even in the best environments.

Nate: Okay, you want me to quit?

Elena: No, not at all. Nate, I support you, I’m proud of you, and I want to be by your side, supporting you as you succeed.

Nate: It means a lot.

Elena: But I also see you sinking a little deeper every day, and that’s what worries me. We almost broke up because of the pressure of working in the business world. It was like it was changing you.

Nate: But I didn’t change. And besides, what would you have me do?

Elena: [ Sighs ] I love seeing you this happy. It makes me happy. But I also can’t forget how close I was to losing you. So what happens when things get difficult and human? Am I going to lose you forever?

Jack: Awful lot of luggage for what ended up being a very short trip. Hey, you seemed awfully quiet on the drive back.

Diane: Hm.

Jack: You wanted to come home. Are you having second thoughts? I consider it my job now to make sure you are safe and secure wherever you lay your head.

Diane: I haven’t given jeremy much thought since kyle said he was gone. No, actually, I have been thinking of the news about our engagement.

Jack: Oh, that’s so much more pleasant.

Diane: Yeah, and I appreciate you wanting to tell the world that we’re in love and getting married, and I-I feel the same way. But, you know, we need to be practical and sensitive right now. We need to make sure kyle’s okay with this.

Jack: Well, agreed, but we have to tell him.

Diane: Yes, but it might take him some time to come to grips with the idea.

Jack: Oh, I think he’ll come around a lot quicker than you think. He knows we’re in love.

Diane: I know, but just because this feels so right to us doesn’t mean he’s going to feel the same way. You know, we can’t — we can’t force him into accepting that we’re getting married.

Jack: I think he’ll embrace it pretty quickly, and when he does, we will tell the rest of the world. We will shout it from the rooftops!

Diane: [ Laughs ] You know, we’re guaranteed to face some criticism.

Jack: We can’t worry about those people. We need to stay focused on us and our happiness.

Diane: Yeah, I wish I could put all of those people out of my mind, but the reality is, this news is going to be troubling to some people, and I would hate for anybody to get upset over something that gives us so much joy.

Jack: I appreciate your compassion, and I agree with you. So here’s what I suggest. We tell immediate family now, and we tell our friends and extended family later on.

Diane: Okay. Thank you for understanding. And we can scandalize the rest of genoa city later.

[ Chuckles ] Oh.

Jack: What?

Diane: I guess I’m going to have to wait to show off my gorgeous ring.

Phyllis: It’s done.

Jeremy: They know?

Phyllis: Kyle and summer think that you left town.

Jeremy: You think they bought it?

Phyllis: I think summer has her doubts, but kyle, he left immediately. Probably to summon his dad back into town.

Jeremy: Good. Bringing you on board seems to be one of my more brilliant ideas after all.

Phyllis: It was your most brilliant idea. Alright, mastermind, what’s next? Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches

Jeremy: I suspect the next steps will be the hardest for you.

Phyllis: I’ll decide what’s hard for me.

Jeremy: It may involve you getting back into the abbotts’ good graces.

Phyllis: I’m not doing that.

Jeremy: We need access to diane’s personal property. That means you need to get back into jack’s house.

Phyllis: Listen, I’ve tried to make nice with diane. It didn’t work.

Jeremy: This is where I can do anything, phyllis. Confidence comes in. Now, if you don’t think you can do it, I’ll just get one of my associates to do a quick “b” and “E.”

Phyllis: No. You’re not going to have some random burglar hit up the abbott house. I told you, I’m protecting my family. What is it? I’ll do anything. What do I need to do?

Jeremy: That’s what I like to hear. We need one or two small items that belong to diane, things specific and personal to her. There needs to be no mistaking who they belong to.

Kyle: Mom, dad, glad you’re home.

Summer: Yeah, welcome back.

Jack: Yeah, we missed you. Not that we were gone that long. Thank you very much for the heads-up on stark’s departure.

Diane: Yes, and if it’s true and if he’s really gone, then that’s good news.

Kyle: If it is true, it will most likely be temporary. Stark isn’t a stupid man, and he’ll realize he’s on a wild goose chase and eventually come back here.

Jack: Well, at very least, it will buy us some time to decide what to do next as a family.

Diane: And speaking of family, we have something else we need to discuss with you. It’s urgent.

Summer: What is it?

Diane: No, no, no, it’s nothing wrong. Actually, it’s quite wonderful.

Jack: I proposed to diane, and, lucky me, she accepted.

Nate: Come here. Stop worrying, okay? You will never lose me. I love you. Yes, I lost my way for a little while there, but now I am here, okay? The man you love is back. And, yes, I’ve been working hard, but I’ve been doing that for us, for our future together.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Sorry. I need to take this. Hey, victoria.

Victoria: Hey. Forgive me for intruding on your evening. I went by your office, and audra told me that you had gone to spend some time with elena.

Nate: She did, did she?

Victoria: Then I ran into elena at crimson lights, and she said that she was going home to get some sleep. So I assume that means maybe you have time to meet for a drink. Um, there are some aspects of the mccall acquisition that I’d love to discuss with you.

Nate: I’m sorry, victoria, but elena’s here with me in the office right now, and we were about to head home. Can it wait until the morning?

Victoria: Yeah, of course. Of course, nate. Yeah, enjoy your evening. We can — we can talk tomorrow.

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Billy: I love this.

Chelsea: Yeah?

Billy: It’s like a whole separate world.

Chelsea: Yeah. And each area of concern for our hero is a different style.

Billy: Yeah, family, work, romance. I get it. It’s all here.

Chelsea: Right. Right. So, part of the challenge is balancing the three.

Billy: And that depends on the stage in the life of the hero.

Chelsea: Yep.

Billy: It’s — it’s great.

Chelsea: Yes!

Billy: You’re really onto something.

Chelsea: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

[ Laughs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Chloe: Chelsea, are you home?

Chelsea: Oh.

[ Both chuckle ]

[ Clears throat ]

[ Door opens ] Hi! This is a surprise!

Chloe: Hi. Yeah. Sorry for just showing up, but i was in the neighborhood, and i just wanted to check in and see how you were doing.

Chelsea: Yeah. I’m good. Well, come on in.

Chloe: Okay. Thanks.

Billy: Hey, chloe.

Chloe: Hi. Um, look who’s here. I — I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize that you had company. Is this a bad time?

Nikki: I was so happy to get your invitation. We haven’t been able to catch up in a while.

Summer: I know. That’s my fault. Um, things have been really hectic lately.

Nikki: Hectic? What’s bothering you, honey? Or do I already know?

Summer: It’s — it’s dad and the situation with sally.

Nikki: That makes two of us. I don’t understand why he wants to get mixed up with a person whose life is so chaotic. I mean, what does he see in her? Everything else in the rest of his life is great. But leave it to sally spectra to bring on the trouble.

Summer: Especially now, with a baby on the way.

Nikki: Baby? What baby?

Nick: So, I basically laid down the law with summer. I told her she needs to have an open mind about our relationship.

Sally: I hate to cause friction between you and your daughter.

Nick: Ah, don’t worry about it. She and I are crazy close. We’re strong enough to get through it.

Sally: Well, I don’t doubt that. Must be nice to be so strong.

Nick: It is a heavy burden at times.

Sally: Mm-hmm, of course it is.

[ Both chuckle ] I could definitely use some of that strength. I really need to get my life together.

Nick: What do you mean?

Sally: Well, I was just waiting in limbo for so long to, you know, tell adam about the baby. And now that I have, I need to focus on other things in my life, like my career. You know, chloe and I are prepping for a follow-up meeting with jill. Of course, we’re just — you know, it’s more about jill’s schedule right now, unless victor decides to tank us again.

Nick: Don’t you worry about that. I’m planning on using my legendary strength to make sure he stays the hell out of that.

Sally: Well, thank you.

Nick: It would be nice to lock in a contract with chancellor-winters, though.

Sally: Oh, yeah. They would be a huge client. I mean, they have tons of offices and restaurants and hotels, all kinds of properties that could use interior design. And I really actually want to tour some of them so I could start to have an idea about, like, the function, the colors, the textures. That way, chloe and I have specific recommendations we can give to jill and impress her all over again.

Nick: That’s excellent thinking. Where are all these properties? And would you like to use the newman jet to get to them?

Sally: [ Laughs ] Yeah, I’m sure that would go over really big with victoria.

Nick: I’m the coo. I can reserve the jet whenever the hell I want.

Sally: Well, that is very generous of you. I really appreciate the gesture. But no thank you. We are gonna fly commercial.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: Yeah. I mean, our research has absolutely nothing to do with newman, so we’re not entitled to the newman perks, and that includes riding on a fancy corporate jet, especially from you. I mean, our… we’re not in that stage of our relationship yet.

Nick: Fair enough.

Adam: Uh, hope I’m not interrupting.

Sally: Uh, adam, we were actually having a private conversation.

Adam: Ah, okay. Well, this will just take a few minutes of your time. Um, I have not been able to stop thinking about the baby, and i have a proposition for you, one that I hope you will seriously consider.


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Billy: [ Chuckles ] I’m gonna get out of here.

Chelsea: Well, it was sweet of you to stop by.

Chloe: Well, please do not leave on my account.

Billy: No, no, it’s okay. I don’t want to overstay my welcome.

Chelsea: You could never overstay your welcome. But since chloe’s here…

Billy: I got errands to do. I’m gonna pop downstairs, grab a coffee, and then go do what I need to do.

Chelsea: Oh.

Billy: Good to see you.

Chloe: You too.

Billy: You’re amazing. I’ll, uh — I’ll be in touch.

Chelsea: Okay.

Billy: Okay.

[ Sighs ]

Sally: Well, what exactly are you suggesting?

Adam: Um, look, I just want to make things as easy as I can for you.

Sally: In what sense?

Adam: Look [Sighs] It’s important that you and our child are settled and you’re comfortable from the very beginning, so… I would like to buy you a house.

Sally: A house?

Adam: Yeah. I mean, you weren’t planning on staying in this hotel forever, were you?

Sally: Well, no. I mean, obviously, I would like more room. I just haven’t gotten around to, you know, beginning the process, calling realtors, looking at properties.

Adam: Yeah, yeah, I mean, i understand it’s the beginning stages. Feels like you have all the time in the world, but, you know, time is gonna start flying by before you know it. I mean, doesn’t it make sense to find a house and move in and get ready before the baby arrives? I mean, you could use your design skills to put your own stamp on it.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Adam —

Adam: Please let me do this for you. I know your folks moved around a lot when you were a kid and they never gave you a place to call home. But you and our child — you can have a nursery to read bedtime stories. You can have a yard to play in, a wall with pictures and happy memories. You know, everything that you dreamed of as a child. I want to help make that happen.

Nikki: Sally is pregnant? Oh, my god. I had no idea.

Summer: Yes, sally is having a baby, but it’s not dad’S. It’s adam’S.

Nikki: [ Gasps ] Hallelujah! No. No, no, this is still a mess.

Summer: It’s what she does best.

Nikki: I have seen nicholas almost every day at the office, and he hasn’t said anything. And I’ll bet victor doesn’t know. He would have said something.

Summer: Um, here’s the thing, grandma. I know that it’s a lot to ask, but could you please not tell grandpa about this? At least, until dad or adam gets a chance to tell him.

Nikki: That he’s having another grandchild? I-I don’t know. I mean, for me to know and not tell him…

Summer: I know. I know. I know. It was really unfair for me to dump all of this on you, but i just — I needed to talk to somebody who would be just as horrified as I am, but the thing is, if grandpa confronts dad about this before he’s ready, it’s gonna cause this huge conflict. And nobody wants that, right?

Nikki: Wow. As rationalizations go, that’s — that’s a bit of a stretch, summer. But…alright. For the sake of the baby. It’s not healthy to have stress during pregnancy.

Summer: Thank you.

Nikki: I wish that nicholas would tell victor already, but he’s probably too embarrassed and upset, doesn’t want to talk about it.

Summer: This is the thing, grandma. He’s not wallowing in self-pity. Dad is actually still seeing sally.

Nikki: They’re not breaking up?

Summer: [ Exhales sharply ] I guess this thing with adam was a one-time occasion and sally doesn’t have any desire to get back together with him.

Nikki: Oh, no, sure. Why should she? She can have nicholas.

Summer: I actually think that I’m the most upset about all of this. And I kind of blew up at sally. I told her how selfish I thought she was being and how she’s using my dad. And then dad came over and told me how wrong I was and how this hasn’t changed his feelings for sally at all.

Nikki: Unbelievable. He is too noble for his own good.

Summer: I know, right? It’s like he can’t see what’s going on, and it kills me.

Nikki: Trust me. I know exactly how you feel.

Summer: I wish that this could all work out for dad. I really do but when I play it out in my head, there’s really only one word that could sum it up.

Nikki: “Disaster.” I mean, how can he think that they can stay together when she is having his brother’s child? And I can only imagine what adam thinks about all of this.

[ Sighs ] If only there were a way that nicholas could walk away now, before it gets more complicated.

Summer: Maybe there is.

…I’m over 45.

Nikki: I would dearly love to get nicholas out of this, but i worry that any kind of maneuver would backfire. I mean, in the past, whenever i told him I had issues with the woman in his life, he just digs in his heels. I mean, if he feels so strongly about sally, in spite of this situation, I think it’s gonna be very hard to change his mind.

Summer: I agree. But what if something in their relationship were to drastically change and he realized that it would be better to end it sooner rather than later?

Nikki: Change how?

Summer: Like if sally fell back in love with adam.

Nikki: Okay. And then what?

Summer: Sally was heartbroken when adam dumped her. I mean, that’s the reason why she glommed on to dad in the first place. And we all know that adam’s not over her. So, maybe deep down, she still cares for him, too.

Nikki: I wouldn’t doubt that.

Summer: So, if I could pull this off, it would be sort of a service to two people who belong together.

Nikki: Oh, my god, yes. I mean, that would be ideal. But there are two obstacles that you need to consider.

Summer: What are they?

Nikki: Whatever lingering feelings sally may have for adam, she has decided to keep him at arm’s length. So that tells me that her walls are up pretty high.

Summer: Walls can be climbed. You just have to have the right tools and motivation. What’s the other one?

Nikki: No one is more charming than your father when he is infatuated with someone. So it’s unlikely that adam would be able to win her heart without a lot of help and a whole lot of luck.

Sally: Adam, your offer is very generous, but… I’m — I’m gonna have to say no.

Adam: Well, I’m sorry to hear that.

Nick: This is what she was worried about, you overstepping.

Adam: Uh, no, I was just trying to provide for my child and his or her mother. It’s what any decent person would do.

Sally: Okay, you know what? You actually are both just thinking a little bit too big today, too grandiose, and worse yet, you’re actually thinking for me.

Nick: No, no, no, sally, that’s not —

Sally: No, hey, look, I don’t hold it against you — really. I know you’re both trying to be supportive, and you’re actually being very sweet in your own way, but I would like to make my own decisions about how I travel and where I live and, you know, everything else in my life. In fact, I actually insist on it, so… anyway, if you guys will excuse me, I-I really have work to do.

Chelsea: Lemon?

Chloe: Um, no.

Chelsea: Sugar?

Chloe: I’m good. Though I do appreciate you being such a gracious host when i clearly interrupted something when I showed up.

Chelsea: What are you talking about?

Chloe: The second I walked in, I picked up on a very strong vibe.

Chelsea: A vibe?

Chloe: Yeah. Between you and billy. You were all flushed. You’ve never been a very big blusher.

Chelsea: What? No, that’s — no. Um, billy and I were excited because we were talking about the new video game idea.

Chloe: Oh, yeah. That’s what got you all flustered.

Chelsea: Chloe! It’s true.

Chloe: You can be honest with me. There’s no judgment. Is there something going on with you and billy?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I honestly don’t know how to define it. And I don’t know if I want to. There are these feelings that have been growing between us. Strong feelings.

[ Sighs ] And I think it’s taken us both by surprise.

Billy: You know what? Make it a double. Gonna live life dangerously.

Sharon: I’ve heard that about you.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] My secret’s out.

Sharon: I noticed that you came from the direction of chelsea’s place. Is she well?

Billy: She is. She’s very well, actually. She’s working on a new project.

Sharon: Oh, really?

Billy: Have you heard of, uh, what daniel romalotti’s putting together?

Sharon: The gaming platform. Yeah, that sounds really intriguing.

Billy: Yeah, it is. She, uh — she pitched him an idea, and he’s looking into developing it.

Sharon: Oh, wow! Well, that sounds wonderful. I’m sure that’ll give her a boost.

Billy: Yeah, definitely. Among other things.

Sharon: Yeah? Like what? The two of you? Having diabetes can raise a lot of questions.

Summer: Thank you for lunch.

Nikki: Oh, you are so welcome.

Sally: Hello.

Nikki: Well, sally. What a coincidence. Summer was just telling me your big news.

Summer: Oh, but don’t worry. My grandma will keep it in the circle of trust.

Nikki: Oh, yes. For the baby’s sake. Frankly, uh, it was not news that I expected.

Sally: Yeah, I’m sure it wasn’T. I was caught off guard myself.

Nikki: Well, I have so many things to say, but I would have no idea where to begin.

Sally: It’s okay. I have a feeling I know what you’re thinking.

Nikki: Good. That saves us both some time. I have to be leaving. Summer, darling, I will see you later.

Summer: Bye, grandma. Thank you again for meeting me.

Nikki: Of course.

Sally: [ Sighs heavily ]

Summer: Are you, um, on your own?

Sally: Uh, no. I’m meeting chloe in a little bit, but I just thought I’d get some work done.

Summer: Well, hey, um, why don’t I stay and you join me?

Sally: [ Sighs ] Why? So you can go on more about what a tramp and a chaotic mess I am?

Summer: So I can apologize.

Billy: You know, just to be clear, I’m not ignoring the advice you gave me earlier about, you know, what could be potentially developing between chelsea and me. I’m on board. Slow and steady, proceed with caution, all of that. And she’s, you know, talking to her therapist throughout this whole time, so she’s on top of it.

Sharon: Well, I’m relieved to hear that because chelsea needs to navigate this very carefully for herself and for your sake, for connor and johnny and katie.

Billy: I agree. We’re not an island. And if — if we take this relationship to the next level, it’s gonna affect the people we love. And most importantly, we’ve got to make sure that the kids are okay with it.

Sharon: You know, I didn’t mean to sound negative.

Billy: No, no, no, no. I appreciate everything you do for us — really. And I respect your professionalism. I know you only want what’s best for us.

Sharon: I really do. And my opinion doesn’t just come from my training. I’ve been in a similar situation myself. After I had my breakdown, I clung to adam. And what we experienced, the things that he did for me — it created a very intense bond between us. That didn’t mean that we were supposed to be together. But for a while there, the emotional lines were very blurred for me and it was hard to let go of him, even though i knew that was what was best for both of us. So, the last thing that I would want to see happen is for chelsea or you to go through that kind of pain.

Chloe: Billy saved your life. And not like “thanks for the help, you’re a life-saver” kind of way. I mean — I mean he actually saved your life. So I can understand why the two of you have developed some feelings for each other.

Chelsea: Yeah. And he’s been there for me every single day since. An incredible source of comfort. But this isn’t just gratitude. He — he makes me hopeful. He makes me excited about the future. And I feel like I can be myself around him, knowing that whatever I say, he understands.

Chloe: Look, I’m really glad that he can be that person for you. I am, but…you know, you and billy were together years ago.

Chelsea: Mm. We were engaged.

Chloe: Yeah, I know, um… but you were both coming off of tragedies. You know, you — you found each other. You found strength in each other. And things ended badly. And if I could be frank, I think it’s because you didn’t love billy with your entire heart and soul.

Chelsea: You’re right. Back then, I thought adam was the love of my life, and i thought I had lost him forever. I wasn’t over him, not by a long shot.

Chloe: So, as incredible as billy has been with you, I have to ask, as your friend — is it really what you think it is? (Vo) oh look! Glorious progresso soup.

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Summer: Look, sally, the last time I saw you, I was really upset and I crossed some lines. What I said to you was cruel and wrong and just plain mean. And I’m sorry.

Sally: Thank you.

Summer: Now that I’ve had time to cool down, I’ve realized that I’ve got to just accept that you’re an important part of my dad’s life. And if that’s the case, then i need to find a way for you and i to get along. And, look, I’m not saying that it’s gonna be easy or that we’re gonna be besties anytime soon, but I have no interest in an ongoing battle that’s just gonna hurt all of us.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, I would love to find a way to, you know, make things work. And since you are extending yourself, I will meet you halfway.

Summer: I appreciate that.

Sally: Look, I-I know that this must have been really jarring for you. And I know that you just want to protect your father.

Summer: I can’t help but want to look out for him. And it brings me to a question that I’ve been wondering about, if you don’t mind me asking.

Sally: Go ahead.

Summer: How is adam taking the news?

Sally: I think he’s excited to be a father again.

Summer: Mm. I figured he would be. But what I meant is, um, how is he handling that you and my dad are gonna stay together? I assume he’s not thrilled.

Sally: That’s a safe assumption.

Summer: He probably feels like he should be the one by your side right now?

Sally: Yeah. Yeah, I-I think that’s what he wants.

Summer: The thing about adam is he can be relentless when he wants something.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Look, I asked you to stay because we obviously need to find a way to navigate this situation.

Nick: Agreed.

Adam: Mm-hmm. You know, it’s like we get on the same page, we start to understand each other, and then we will clash over something and we end up right back where we started.

Nick: Well, it’s not always my fault, adam.

Adam: Okay. Nor is it mine. Look, it’s frustrating for us, but it’s not good for sally. We don’t want to aggravate her in the condition that she’s in. She won’t stand for it.

Nick: Well, I can’t argue with any of that.

Adam: Okay. Well, the reality is I’m gonna be a part of this baby’s life — and sally’s — and you intend to be just as involved. So, you know, where does that leave us?

Nick: We’re just brothers who don’t agree on much…except we both care for this woman. She shouldn’t have to deal with our issues. So, yeah, we need to come up with some common ground.

Adam: And how do you propose we do that?

Nick: I don’t know. But I know we’re both capable. So, if we both make a good-faith effort, we should be able to come up with something.

Nikki: Thank you both for coming.

Michael: Oh, it was no trouble at all, nikki.

Nikki: Um, there’s tea, if you’d like a cup, or if you’d like something else?

Lauren: Oh, no. Tea is wonderful. Thank you.

Nikki: Help yourself.

Lauren: Thanks, darling. Um, I’m assuming that we’re here to get our assignments for the gala.

Michael: Ah!

Nikki: Well, yes, as vice chair, I will be meeting privately with everyone on the planning committee.

Michael: Oh, I’m gonna enjoy being part of this, seeing how it all comes together instead of just showing up the night of in a tux.

Lauren: You see, my darling, how much fun you’d have if you were retired?

Nikki: Well, I have to say, after all the charity work I’ve done over the years, this particular event really has so much meaning.

Lauren: Mm-hmm. Well, it’s our town’s bicentennial celebration. I mean, 200 years since the founding of genoa city.

Michael: Ah. How time flies.

Nikki: Yes, it does. And the gala is gonna be here before we know it.

Michael: Alright, nikki, we’re at your service. Put us to work.

Lauren: Yep. What is it this year? Do you want marketing, pr, ticket sales, silent auction?

Nikki: Well, I thought you might enjoy a change of pace. I was hoping the two of you could work as a team, handling the catering, signing off on the menu, the signature cocktails, directing the chef and the head of the waitstaff.

Lauren: Oh, this sounds like fun.

Nikki: Yeah, I think it will be.

Michael: I will happily taste every dish, including dessert.

Lauren: And thank goodness i have a staff of tailors who will be taking out his pants afterwards.

Nikki: Ah, good idea. Well, we have been working on quite the guest list.

Lauren: Oh, I don’t think i told you. It’s a masked ball.

Michael: Oh! Elegant mask, formal attire, that kind of look?

Nikki: Exactly.

Lauren: Yes.

Michael: Alright.

Lauren: Oh, my goodness. Do you remember that costume ball we did?

Nikki: Ah!

Lauren: I mean, how many years ago was that?

Nikki: Oh, it’s been a long time, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

Lauren: And katherine was queen of hearts…

Nikki: Oh, yes.

Lauren: …And rex the mad hatter. And I was marie antoinette.

Michael: Ooh la la. Sounds very lavish.

Lauren: Like you wouldn’t believe.

Michael: Who else was there?

Lauren: [ Laughs ] Uh, christine was the blond bombshell.

Nikki: Ohh, yes.

Lauren: And jack, you know, prince charming. Hello? Hello?

Michael: Of course. Of course he was. And victor was…?

Lauren: Roman conqueror.

Nikki: Absolutely.

Michael: Very apropos.

Lauren: Oh, ashley abbott was a stunning scheherazade, and jill made quite a spectacle, arriving as cleopatra with two half-naked, very hot men who proceeded to fan her all night with very large ostrich feathers.

Nikki: I remember. Just know that this year’s event will be more toned down.

Lauren: [ Laughs ]

Michael: Aw.

Lauren: Just a little. Just a little. Just a tad.

Nikki: So, michael, while i have you here, I’d love to hear your take on tucker mccall. What’s happening with him and his company?

Michael: Ahh. We were having so much fun reminiscing and party planning.

Nikki: Yes, we were. But now I have some questions about him and his business. So, I’m looking to you for some answers. Hi, I’m jason and I’ve lost 202 pounds on golo.

Sally: Well, all things considered, adam is handling the situation pretty well. You know, he knows we’ll be parents together and that’s it, and pushing for more would alienate me, which would make it difficult to function in our child’s best interest. And neither of us want to be those parents. So, the short answer is, yeah, adam is behaving himself.

Summer: Good. I’m glad to hear that his priorities are in order. But still, it’s got to be hard for you.

Sally: You know, I just have to say that your interest and concern is very different than it was the other day.

Summer: Like I said, i just —

Sally: Yeah, you’re protective of nick. Totally makes sense. But still, it’s just really abrupt. I can’t help wondering if there’s more to your sudden change of heart.

Adam: Boy, I never would have thought that this would be the thing that would force us to be more harmonious.

Nick: Well, this is where we are, adam.

Adam: We have more in common than either one of us is willing to admit. I mean, just the fact that victor is our father, for one. There’s few people on the planet that can appreciate the complexities that go along with that.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s true. The way you’ve been talking lately, it makes it seem like you see him in a more positive light.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Uh, it’s taken some time. But, yeah, I think I’m coming around to the idea that he knows me better than I thought. And he might actually want to do right by me. I imagine you’re up to date on newman’s plan to acquire mccall unlimited? And you know if that happens that victor is gonna keep it a separate entity and put me in charge?

Nick: Yeah, I just didn’t know if he had talked to you about it yet.

Adam: Well, assuming that happens and everything goes through, are you okay with that? Or is that gonna be something else that we have to overcome?

Nikki: I want to know whatever you know about victor’s plans to get a hold of mccall. I assume you know about this. At this point, it’s not confidential.

Lauren: Right. I’m up to speed.

Michael: No, I have no updates for you, nikki. There’s been no movement on that front. Tucker has still not agreed to sell to newman.

Nikki: So, it’s not imminent.

Lauren: You don’t want this acquisition to happen?

Nikki: Oh, no, I’m fine with the acquisition. It’s what might happen afterward that I am concerned about. Victor has this plan. He wants to put adam in charge, have him report only to victor, bypassing victoria. I mean, she wants to dismantle his company and fold it into the flagship.

Lauren: Oh. That sounds very tense.

Nikki: Yeah, well, things are volatile enough between adam, victoria, and nicholas on a good day.

Lauren: Say no more.

Nikki: Yeah. Our family has enough to deal with right now. I don’t want to add any more tension. Ugh. Victor and his plans.

Michael: Have you spoken to victor about this?

Nikki: I have voiced my thoughts about adam, to no avail. That’s why I would like you to help me in stopping this.

Chloe: I hope I didn’t upset you. I just — [ Sighs ] You have made such incredible progress. I would hate to see anything derail that.

Chelsea: You didn’t upset me, chloe. You’re being a good friend. You’re asking all the right questions. Trust me — I’ve asked myself the same ones.

Chloe: Okay, good.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Whatever’s going on between billy and me, it’s both exhilarating and terrifying — because I don’t want to mess this up.

Chloe: That’s understandable.

Chelsea: I mean, am I ready for more than friendship? Should I be? I don’t know. I just know that this connection I have with him feels new and different than anything I’ve felt for anybody. And, yes, different than what i felt for billy before.

Chloe: And I’m so glad to hear it.

Chelsea: I’m drawn to him, chloe.

[ Sighs ] It’s a pull that’s hard to ignore..and hard not to act on.

Billy: Thank you for opening up about your past like that. I appreciate it. And I know that was heartfelt. And it’s a good reminder to keep my wits about me, you know where chelsea is concerned.

Sharon: Well, I’m glad that it was helpful.

Billy: But, you know, sharon, our story isn’t yours and adam’s story. You know, we’ve been honest with each other about everything through all of this. And I’m not gonna hurt her. No one’s gonna get hurt here. Whatever chelsea and I have, it just feels right. (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining: Because I was hoping I could

Michael: I sympathize with your concern for your family, but I do not want to be caught in the middle of this. I’ll be happy to assist victor in any acquisition-related issues, consult on the legal status, but what happens to mcall after that — that’s way above my pay grade.

Nikki: Oh, that’s too bad because I was hoping I could count on you as an ally.

Michael: Well, think of me as switzerland without the chocolate.

Lauren: Do you realize the position you’re putting michael in?

Nikki: Yes, lauren, i understand that. But that doesn’t mean I’m gonna sit back and accept defeat.

Nick: Dad just loves to talk about the acquisition like it’s a done deal, but trust me — it is not.

Adam: Well, victor’s never been accused of having a confidence problem.

Nick: If we manage to snag mccall, I have no problem whatsoever with you off running it somewhere on the side. In fact, I would prefer it if you never came back to newman enterprises.

Adam: Really? I’m stunned.

Nick: Mm-hmm. If you remain autonomous, i believe it will keep conflict to a minimum.

Adam: Look, once again, we’re on the same page. Uh, unfortunately, victoria is not as open to that concept as you are.

Nick: Have you talked to her about it?

Adam: No. I asked dad what her response was, and he said that, uh, he’ll take care of it, which tells me she’s definitely not on board.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] You’re surprised by that?

Adam: No. Just trying to find out how big of a fight I have on my hands.

Nick: Have you ever known vick to back down from a fight? Sure, adam, dad’s got grand plans for you. But vick’s your ultimate roadblock.

Summer: Sally, I’m trying to be a better person here.

Sally: So, you just had this epiphany and decided to embrace it?

Summer: I needed a little push. My dad and I had a long talk, and… growing up, he wasn’t ever the kind of dad that would yell, but when he was upset with me, he would give me this look and i would know that he was disappointed. And I hated that look. And he brought it out, and… it just made me see things from another perspective.

Sally: So, you’re trying to get along with me to not disappoint your father?

Summer: Yeah.

Sally: I can appreciate that.

Summer: Look, while we’re putting all of our cards on the table, I still have reservations about you and my dad.

Sally: ‘Cause you think I’m not good enough for him.

Summer: No. Because I always thought that you and adam are a better match.

Sally: Why? Because you think so little of both of us?

Summer: [ Chuckles ] I mean, maybe in the past i thought that, but even then, i could see how good you two were together. It was like you inspired each other to be your best selves, and, honestly, it made you both a little easier to take. You got into a lot less trouble together than you did apart. And — I don’t know — something about the relationship just seemed to work.

Sally: And you don’t get that same vibe between me and your father?

Summer: I’m not saying that. All I care about is that my dad is happy, and if you can be the woman that does that, fantastic. But I’m not gonna lie to you, sally. The adam factor bothers me. It just feels like you two aren’t done with each other yet. And it’s not just that you seemed good together in the past. It’s that you’re pregnant with his baby and you two were together once and all of these months? What are the odds of that? It’s like the universe is trying to say something. It’s as though you two are… meant to be.

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Adam: I might actually end up being the ceo of your empire.

Tucker: Over my dead body.

Elena: But tell me — what’s going on with you and victoria?

Jack: I proposed to diane. And, lucky me, she accepted.

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Summer: Thank you. Hey, stranger.

Chelsea: Summer, hey. How are you?

Summer: I’m good. God, I feel like I haven’t seen you in ages.

Chelsea: Yeah, I — I didn’t get out much for a while, crimson lights being the exception.

Summer: And the last time i did see you, I think I was, um, offering you a job at marchetti, and you turned me down flat.

Chelsea: Well, not — not you. It just wasn’t a right job for me.

Summer: I heard that you were taking some time off for some personal stuff. How — how’s that going?

Chelsea: Um, yeah, it’s been a challenge. Um, I went through a really rough patch in the fall. But the worst is behind me, and I’ve come out the other side stronger than ever.

Summer: Oh, that’s really good to hear. But, uh, you still don’t want to come work for me at marchetti?

Chelsea: No.

[ Laughs ] Um, but I am working on something new.

Billy: Hey, ash.

Ashley: Hi.

Billy: Are you alone?

Ashley: I am.

Billy: Okay. Well, I was gonna sit at the bar to work through my 10,000 thoughts going through my head, but I could use the company. Do you mind?

Ashley: Sit down. No, not at all.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Ashley: What’s going on with you?

Billy: Oh, uh… that’s a good question, actually. We haven’t been able to catch up since you got back from paris.

Ashley: Yeah.

Billy: Why did you come back so quickly? I figured you’d be there for a few months, you know, with the opportunity to work out of the paris office.

Ashley: Right. I know. Good question. But abby’s here, and she’s going through a lot. I got my grandson — dom. So, there’s that.

Billy: Ah. I see.

Ashley: You see what? What do you see?

Billy: [ Sighs ] I mean, I heard rumors that since you’ve been back, you’ve been in contact with tucker.

Ashley: So?

Billy: I mean, what’s going on there? Are you playing an angle?

Ashley: Why would I have to be playing an angle?

Billy: Because he’s tucker mccall and there’s no other reason to interact with him.

Devon: Hi.

Tucker: Hi.

Devon: Thanks for getting here so quickly.

Tucker: Sure. I was anxious to hear what you had to say. And I know that it’s not easy for you to reach out to me.

Devon: Well, just so we’re clear, this is strictly a business discussion.

Tucker: Yeah. Fine. No father/son emotional crap.

Devon: Yeah, something like that.

Tucker: So, does this mean you’re starting to see the value in taking over mccall?

Devon: I’ve definitely been giving it a look over.

Tucker: Okay. That’s a good start.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, are you held up somewhere? Maybe I can help.

Devon: Well, actually, i found out that you took the idea of selling your company to newman enterprises first. So the notion that this is all about me and carrying on your legacy is clearly a lie, right?

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Ashley: Thank you.

Billy: Look, tucker mccall is bad news, okay? You know that. Everyone knows that. And I really don’t like the idea of you being sucked back into his orbit. He’s caused you a lot of pain.

Ashley: And you don’t think that I am capable of protecting myself or being smart enough to make the right decision?

Billy: No, on the contrary, i think you are the smartest person I know. But when it comes to matters of the heart, all the intelligence gets thrown out the window.

Ashley: Well, that’s true. I mean, case in point — jack reuniting with diane.

Billy: Exactly.

Ashley: Exactly, but didn’t you advocate for everybody to give her a second chance when diane came back to town?

Billy: I did. I did say something of the sort.

Ashley: But you don’t think tucker deserves the same thing.

Billy: You know why.

Ashley: No, I don’t know why.

Billy: He’s one of those guys that’s not ever going to change.

Ashley: Billy, you’re one of those guys that’s not ever going to change, and yet you constantly ask for support every time you think it’s time for you now to start, you know, cleaning up your act.

Billy: Okay, yes, I have done that many, many times. And I appreciate it every single time. But the difference is, when I am going to redeem myself or trying to change, I actually mean it. It’s not part of some elaborate scam.

Ashley: Well, I actually think that people who try to change are sincere. Whether or not they accomplish it is, of course, a different deal.

Billy: So, you think that it’s possible for tucker to change? Because — let me just be clear — I don’T. I really don’T. I think that he is perfectly fine being an agent of chaos.

Ashley: I don’t think you’re in a position to judge him, let alone be his jury and executioner.

Billy: Wow, you really are defending the guy, aren’t you?

Ashley: Actually, I’m just not cynical like you.

Billy: You have feelings for him again, don’t you? Have you not learned anything?

Summer: So, are you designing again? If so, I would love to see your sketches. You know how much I respect your work.

Chelsea: Thank you. But, no, actually, I’m trying something new.

Summer: Ooh. Exciting. What are you doing? Can you give me a little hint?

Chelsea: I — it’s kind of hard to explain. I can’t really tell you right now, but, um, it doesn’t have to do with fashion. It’s something that’s very personal to me.

Summer: Hmm. Okay. Well, I look forward to hearing more about it when you’re ready.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, I want to share it with you when it’s worthy. Uh, but for now, I’m just hoping that this caffeine kicks in so i can get past this creative stumbling block I’m going through.

Summer: Does that usually work for you?

Chelsea: Mm… ahh! Sometimes.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: But really, I think it’s just that my — my personal life is impinging on my work.

Summer: Oh, I know a little something about that. I don’t think that a day goes by that there’s not some sort of family drama at jabot.

Chelsea: Mm. Well, that makes sense. I mean, your mom works with you.

Summer: Actually, um, she doesn’t anymore. I had to fire her.

Chelsea: You fired phyllis?

Summer: Well, believe me, I had cause. And honestly, the work environment has improved greatly, but my family life has definitely taken a toll and… I don’t know. It’s been — it’s been really hard. I sort of had to learn how to compartmentalize.

Chelsea: Trust me, I’ve done a lot of that. But I have realized that pushing things aside doesn’t always lead to healthy results, so just be careful.

Summer: I will. Thank you. And, um, good luck to you on your new path. I’m really excited for you.

Chelsea: I appreciate that. I’ll see you around.

Summer: Bye.

Chelsea: Bye.

[ Cellphone buzzes ]

Summer: This is summer. Wait, is there a reason why communications hasn’t handled that already? Right. Diane’s away. No, no, no, yeah. I’m just gonna get a refill, and I will be back to the office very soon.

Tucker: Well, I’d taken on a lot of debt, and so newman was prepared to buy that debt to force me to sell it to them. It’s really that simple.

Devon: Mm.

Tucker: But I would never ask you to take on a debt-ridden, uh, failing organization.

Devon: Okay. So, what’s changed?

Tucker: Um… [ Chuckles ] A benefactor came in and consolidated the debt before victoria had a chance to make her play. So now the company is in a much better spot. And you can buy it for pennies on the dollar.

Devon: Is that ’cause that’s all it’s worth? ‘Cause I honestly am getting the feeling that this is just your way of trying to dump a failing company onto the nearest sucker, who just happens to be me.

Tucker: [ Sighs ] Devon… this company is all I have had in my life for a very long time. Every thought I had, every ounce of effort I put forth was an attempt to make it something special. And even now, as it’s faltering, it’s not something I would ever just dump on someone. I’m — I’m really — I’m sorry to hear you say that ’cause that is not my intention, honestly. So, I’m gonna go.

Devon: You don’t have to go. You don’t have to go. ‘Cause if you’re telling the truth, I’m still interested in buying it. Taking over your company is an enticing offer. That’s it, I’m going on a dunkin’ run.

Phyllis: Ha! You’re right. Well, I’m glad you got back to me so soon. I really appreciate that. Right. Definitely. Let’s talk next week. You too. Ah, just crazy running into you here.

Summer: Is it crazy? ‘Cause I usually come here a couple of times a day.

Phyllis: Oh. Oh. Well, I’m glad you’re doing that. Good for you. You’re very hard-working. I’m glad you’re finding that life/work balance.

Summer: Yeah, I have a pretty good handle on that.

Phyllis: Mm. Good for you. Good for you. I’m sure it’s hard to find time with your busy schedule for harrison and kyle.

Summer: Not really. They’re the most important parts of my life.

Ashley: You know, I am just not interested in discussing my romantic entanglements with you.

Billy: Oh, my g– even hearing you say “romantic entanglements” makes me…

Ashley: Get over it.

Billy: Okay, fine. If you’re not gonna take any brotherly concern from me, what about jack?

Ashley: [ Laughs ] That’s funny.

Billy: I mean, he’s got to really not love this entanglement that you —

Ashley: Jack doesn’t have any credibility.

Billy: Why?

Ashley: Well, obviously because of his relationship with diane. I mean, he moved her in. And I never thought of a house as big as ours could feel crowded, but indeed it does.

Billy: Well, I mean, you could always move out.

Ashley: It’s the family home, which means it’s my home, and I’m not going anywhere. Thank you very much. Have you given jack any kind of grief at all for going back with diane, somebody who faked her own death?

Billy: I have decided to let jack make his own decisions. Who am I to judge?

Ashley: You are such an ass. You know that? You’re an ass.

Billy: I know. I know.

Ashley: So, you give jack a pass, but you have no problem judging me.

Billy: Ashley, you’re my sister, okay? It’s a different situation.

Ashley: Whoa! Spoken like a true chauvinist, billy. Are you aware that diane has specifically and repeatedly caused me harm? Now, granted, tucker is an egotist and he takes himself way too seriously, but your double standard is disgusting and egregious.

Billy: Okay. Maybe you have a point.

Ashley: Yeah, maybe I do.

Billy: Look, I know, okay? It’s not fair for me to judge anyone else’s messy affairs.

Ashley: What are you saying? You’re having an affair already?

[ Chuckling ] Really? What?

Billy: No, I’m not.

Ashley: What?

Billy: But, you know, I mean, there is someone that, um… look, I’m trying to be thoughtful and I’m trying to take my time and be conscientious. This, you know…

[ Sighs ]

Ashley: Very novel for you. Gosh, I can’t wait till you go public with your relationship so I can just judge the hell out of it.

Billy: Okay, and — and — and because of that right there, I just want to straight up apologize. I am very sorry if you are offended by this line of questioning.

Ashley: Yeah, you should be sorry.

Billy: Whatever you have going on with that manipulative, scheming megalomaniac… it’s none of my business.

Devon: I mean, the company is a mess.

Tucker: Thank you.

Devon: Yeah. Look, I know you put your heart and soul into it, but it just seems like it’s a big collection of a bunch of unrelated divisions that were either acquired or developed on a whim, without any real forethought.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] Thanks.

Devon: It’s true.

Tucker: Actually, several times in the last few years, I’ve considered restoring the core divisions and concentrating on them and their strengths, namely music and entertainment.

Devon: Well, that sounds like a great idea. Why don’t you do that?

Tucker: Well, ’cause I’m a — I’m a collector. It’s part of my dna. I just got to have more, more more. I see a shiny object, I just have to have it.

Devon: Mm.

Tucker: It’s one of my many weaknesses.

Devon: Well, I think that you’re right about music and entertainment because that’s where your assets are the strongest and that’s where your staff is the most knowledgeable. And they’ve already made a good reputation in the industry, so it’s good infrastructure.

Tucker: The infrastructure’s good.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: The only thing that’s a little outdated is your distribution. It’s a little 20th-century.

Tucker: Yeah, except there’s a big demand for old stuff right now — vinyl, cds, even cassettes.

Devon: Yeah, that’s true. I was thinking that you could possibly capitalize on a niche market.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. So, what would you do with the less successful divisions? Just scrap them?

Devon: No, I wouldn’t do that at first. I would — I would want to take a look at what you have and see how the divisions could actually work with each other. Like, you have this random trucking company out of san antonio.

Tucker: Yeah. Did I tell you how I bought that one?

Devon: No.

Tucker: So, one of their drivers cut me off on the interstate, and the truck had one of those bumper stickers, you know, “how is my driving? Call 1-800…”

Devon: Yeah.

Tucker: So I called [Laughs] Bought the company, and fired the driver.

Devon: Okay. Well, we’re not gonna be doing anything like that moving forward.

Tucker: Okay, good. Yeah.

Devon: So, my thought was we can use the trucking company for artists when they go on tours, to haul everything.

Tucker: That’s brilliant.

Devon: Yeah?

Tucker: Seriously. Yeah. That’s brilliant. And you could use the media division to stream those concerts. There you go. There’s more revenue.

Devon: That’s not a bad idea at all. Yeah, I can see how this could work.

Tucker: Absolutely. See? Well, look, we’re working well together already.

Devon: Hmm. Unless you treat dandruff regularly,

Tucker: Honestly, devon, i have faith that you and I can finally find some common ground, and maybe mccall unlimited is the way.

Devon: Well, I don’t know how you figure me buying your company is gonna help with us.

Tucker: Well, you buy the company and hire me to work for you.

Devon: I’m not gonna do that.

Tucker: Why not?

Devon: What do you mean?

Tucker: Well, who knows this company better than me? I mean, look, we’re already on the same page, obviously. So, with your vision and my, um, uh, institutional knowledge, so to speak, we can’t lose.

Devon: No, we can lose.

Tucker: Well, but we’re not gonna lose. Trust me. Hell, I could just be the advisor to the ceo.

Devon: [ Chuckling ] Advisor. Alright, so, let me make sure I’m clear on all this. You are willing to sell me the company that you created and then take a smaller role to try and fix our relationship?

Tucker: Absolutely.

Devon: Hmm.

Phyllis: Okay, well, um, I’ll let you be on your way, so…

Summer: Thanks.

Phyllis: Oh! Hey, summer, I got a gift for harrison.

Summer: Oh. That’s nice of you.

Summer: Yeah. When I saw it in the window, it just screamed harrison. It was so cute. So — I don’t know — maybe i can bring it by or — you know, scratch that. I want to avoid jack and diane, so I’m not gonna bring it by. Maybe I’ll have it delivered or s– wait. They went on a trip, right?

Summer: Um…yeah. I-I don’t think that they’ll be back for a while.

Phyllis: Oh! Oh, it’s an extended vacation.

Summer: No, but you can drop harrison’s gift off anytime, mom.

Phyllis: Okay. Well, that seems fun. Where’d they go? Dubai? Someplace exotic?

Summer: Are you seriously fishing for information right now?

Phyllis: Why would I care about them?

Summer: Yeah, that’s the big question. Why do you care about them?

Phyllis: Ugh.

Summer: I mean, but you seem awfully curious about their whereabouts.

Phyllis: Okay, summer. I couldn’t care less about jack and diane.

Summer: I don’t buy it, mom. And honestly I just wish that you would stop using harrison in your plots for revenge against diane. It’s insulting.

Phyllis: I got a gift for harrison.

Summer: Did you? Really?

[ Scoffs ] Look, I-I don’t know where jack and diane are, but even if i did, I wouldn’t tell you.

Phyllis: Summer —

Summer: No, mom. I’m serious. I don’t want any part of any of your schemes against diane. Just leave her alone already.

Phyllis: Summer.

Ashley: So, it somewhat appears that your love life is on track, I guess. What about your work life? Do you have a job?

Billy: Funny you should ask that, actually. Jack offered me a job. He asked me to come back to jabot.

Ashley: No. Wait, he asked you to come back and you’re considering it? You can’t do that. It’s always been a disaster, billy. I mean, think about this.

Billy: Ashley, look at me. I’m a changed man.

Ashley: [ Laughing ] Oh! So, you think that people are capable of adjusting their behavior and becoming functioning members of society.

Billy: I do believe some people are capable of that.

Ashley: Well, then you must believe that there’s hope for tucker.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Look, maybe — just maybe — tucker could prove me wrong. And then again, maybe I’ll prove jack and you and everyone else who cares about me wrong, too, that I am capable of change. And I have to say, this relationship is unique. It’s really, you know, helped me see things in a different light, put my priorities straight. I don’t want to take things for granted, like family. So, yeah, I want to work with my family at the company that our father built.

Ashley: Sounds like you’re taking the job.

Billy: Jack, it’s me. Give me a call when you get a chance. I want to talk about this proposal.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Jack? Jack? Where are you? I’m steve.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Diane: “Off to find you the best dinner in a 50-mile radius. Open a great bottle of wine. I love you.” Mmm. Hmm.

[ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Diane: Ah! Nice try, jack, but you know it’s bad luck to see the bride. Now, just go back to the hotel, and I’ll see you when it’s time. Kyle!

Kyle: Can I come in? I come bearing gifts.

Diane: Oh, of course!

Kyle: I wasn’t sure if there was a superstition about the son of the bride.

Diane: [ Laughs, smooches ] Get in here quick. I wouldn’t put it past your father to be out there in the woods trying to catch a glimpse of me in this dress.

Kyle: Dad is tending to some last-minute details. He said something about releasing a thousand doves at the end of the ceremony. Is that true?

Diane: Oh, it’s — it’s just an idea I had. I had no idea he could make it happen.

[ Laughs ] Gosh, I love that man.

Kyle: I know. You’re glowing, you know?

Diane: I am?

Kyle: I’ve never seen you this happy.

Diane: Good — because I love feeling this way. It’s like a dream come true.

Kyle: Mm. For me, too. My mother and father finally coming together. I can’t tell you how many nights I wished for exactly this. It’s everything I’ve always wanted. It’s like the perfect ending to a fairy tale that got pretty rough when I was young.

Diane: Oh, kyle, I am so sorry.

Kyle: Mom, mom, mom, mom. There’s no need. If it weren’t for that pain, i wouldn’t be experiencing this level of happiness. Today is a gift.

Diane: Yeah.

Kyle: And speaking of gifts…

Diane: Oh, that’s so sweet. You brought me something.

Kyle: This is from your groom. Dad had me deliver it because you’re so adamant about not seeing him today.

Diane: [ Gasps ] Oh, it’s amazing. Will — will you help me put it on?

Kyle: Of course.

Diane: Okay. Here, wait. Oh, gosh, I love it.

Kyle: Alright. Dad had it made especially for you.

Diane: Ahh.

[ Sighs ] It’s perfect.

Kyle: You’re perfect, mom.

Diane: Aww.

Summer: Oh, don’t wrinkle the bride’s dress.

[ Laughter ] Um, could I get a word with the bride? Oh, my gosh, that necklace. Diane, you look beautiful.

Diane: Thank you, summer.

Kyle: Mm. I’m going to go check on harrison, the most handsome ring bearer there ever was.

[ Laughter ]

Diane: Aww.

Kyle: See you, babe.

Diane: [ Sighs heavily ]

Summer: Diane, I have some things to say to you.

Diane: Summer, I know that you have complicated feelings about me getting married to jack, but I promise you —

Summer: You’re like a mother to me, the mother that phyllis could never be.

Diane: Oh, summer. That’s such a nice thing to say.

Summer: You’ve shown me what a mother’s love can do. And it hurts to know that my own mother can’t even come close to that.

Diane: Oh, honey, I am so sorry that phyllis hasn’t been there for you. But I’m here for you. Summer, call me mom. Aww!

Traci: Oh! Look, there’s so much love on a day like this.

Diane: Hi, traci.

Traci: Congratulations. I brought champagne…

Diane: Oh!

Traci: …To toast to your wonderful wedding.

Summer: Oh, none for me. I’ve got to go touch up my make-up.

Diane: Oh. Mwah! Thank you.

Traci: Alright. Jack tried to bribe me into letting him in to be a part of this toast, but I told him, “unh-unh-unh, some traditions have to remain intact.” Here you go.

Diane: Ah. Thank you, traci.

Traci: Nothing is going to spoil this wonderful day. Everything is going to be just perfect. And look at that necklace. It’s lovely.

Diane: Oh, well, thank you.

[ Both laugh ]

Traci: You’re going to make the most beautiful bride. And jack is going to be the handsomest groom. Oh! As a wedding gift, I am going to write a novel about your inspirational romance.

Diane: Really?

Traci: My agent has already sold it in just a three-line pitch. In fact, we also have optioned it to hollywood, and they’re going to make it into a big movie. I’m going to call it “the return of the perfect woman.”

Diane: Oh, I love it!

Traci: Cheers!

Diane: Cheers!

[ Both laugh ]

Ashley: Not so fast.

I gotta good feeling

about this, yeah

Diane: Ashley, I hope we can set aside our differences today.

Ashley: I have no intention of faking anything today. I have nothing but love in my heart. I woke up and I said to myself, “you know, diane really has changed.” And I’m so sorry. I’ve been so unfair to you. And I apologize for making your life so difficult since you’ve returned to genoa city.

Diane: Oh, thank you! We’re going to be sisters!

Traci: Oh, group hug!

Diane: Yes, group hug! Mwah! You know what? I love jack, but I am going to love being an abbott.

Traci: And you are going to fit right in.

Ashley: And you have taught us so much about what it is to change and be a better person. I love you, diane.

Diane: Oh, thank you, ashley. Okay, I know it’s last minute, but it would mean so much to me — and I know it’d mean a lot to jack, too — if you could see it in your heart to stand by my side and be my maid of honor.

Ashley: Oh, nothing could make me happier.

Diane: Oh!

Traci: Oh! It’s time for a toast.

Ashley: Thank you.

Traci: To diane joining the abbott family.

Ashley: And to the most beautiful, beautiful wedding ever.

Traci: Cheers!

Diane: Cheers.

Traci: [ Laughs ] Mm! Look at the time. The horse-drawn carriage is gonna be here any moment to take you down to the lake. We’re gonna let you go ahead and finish getting ready.

Ashley: We’ll see you there.

Diane: Thank you both so much for accepting me into your family. Ashley, could you stay and help me with — this isn’t mine, is it? Is it nikki’s?

[ Pounding on door ]

[ Sighs ] Jack, I’ve told you — no sneak peeks. I’ll see you at the altar.

[ Pounding on door ]

[ Sighs ] You won’t give up, will you? Okay. One quick glance. Like traci said, nothing can ruin this day. It’s our time. Jack?

[ Gasps ]

Diane: [ Gasping ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Knock on door ]

Chelsea: Come on in, billy. It’s open.

Billy: How’d you know it was me?

Chelsea: You have a very distinctive knock.

[ Door closes ]

Billy: Well, thank you for noticing. Been working on it for years. Want to go downstairs and grab a coffee or something?

Chelsea: I actually was just down there, and I’m kind of in a groove here, so I don’t want to stop.

Billy: Oh, yeah. Don’t want to disrupt that.

Chelsea: Never. I was stuck earlier, but now i think I got my groove back.

Billy: Good to see you in the flow.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Yeah. Yesterday, there were a lot of creative ups and downs. You know, I was feeling kind of low. I was feeling like all my ideas were bad, feeling like a failure.

Billy: No, don’t do that. Don’t start thinking about yourself that way.

Chelsea: Well, they’re my feelings. Don’t try to talk me out of them.

Billy: Got it. Yeah. Feel like I’m doing that a lot today — telling other people how to feel.

Chelsea: Well, then, knock it off.

Billy: Work in progress.

Chelsea: So, I was feeling stuck and I went downstairs and I saw something that triggered about 20 ideas. I realized I’ve been thinking about the game in a specific way that’s too limited, when in reality, the world is full of pain and conflict everywhere.

Billy: That sounds ominous. What did you see?

Chelsea: Well, I don’t want to get into specifics, but i just witnessed something that reminded me that there is a lot of pain and conflict and tension among families, amongst people who love each other a lot. They don’t know how to navigate it. And you see this everywhere. I mean, you see it in coffee shops, at the park. You see it at work. The world is full of complicated human interaction.

Billy: Sounds a little overwhelming.

Chelsea: Well, I think it’s an opportunity. You know, I think this game can really be a way for people to figure out how to dissect all sorts of human relationships.

Billy: Hmm. Yeah. No, I see it.

Chelsea: And, I mean, you know, why do video games have to be all about slaying dragons and — and blasting aliens? What if it is that, you know, our players here, um — you know, they have to navigate different personalities and that’s how they go further in the game?

Billy: Okay, but you still get to blast aliens, correct?

Chelsea: Well, of course. You have to have some blasting.

Billy: Yeah.

Chelsea: Yeah. There has to be some action element to it. But I feel like the better the player is at the interpersonal stuff, the easier it is. If they’re not good at the interpersonal stuff, then it’s next to impossible.

Billy: I love it.

Chelsea: Yeah?

Billy: Yes.

Chelsea: I mean, I really owe it all to daniel. I mean, he has this platform, and he’s giving me the tools to help people feel less alone.

Billy: Mm.

Chelsea: I’m really excited about it. I want to change people’s lives. This cough.

[Sfx: Coughs]

Billy: I think it’s great. I really think you’re onto something. And you know what? I’ve played my fair share of video games in the past, you know, with reed and johnny and katie, so I know what I’m talking about.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: I think daniel’s lucky to have you playing in his sandbox. And you’re gonna crush it.

Chelsea: Thank you, billy.

Billy: No, really. I’m inspired. You know, you got me excited about my next endeavor.

Chelsea: Your next endeavor? Are you going back to jabot? Are you gonna accept jack’s offer?

Billy: I haven’t talked to him yet, but I feel like I’ve made my decision. It feels like the right place and the right time. You know, I want to bring fresh, new ideas.

Chelsea: Wow. I mean, you were — you were kind of in a similar spot last year with chancellor.

Billy: Yeah, no, I see it differently. I wasn’t all that excited about chancellor. I mean, really, I was there to support lily. And I did my best, but this just feels different, you know? I really — I really feel like i can make a difference in my family company and show up with my entrepreneurial spirit and energy and, you know, do it the way my dad did.

Chelsea: It’s fun to see you so enthusiastic about something.

Billy: You mean other than you.

Chelsea: [ Laughs ] No, it’s — it’s inspiring that we’re both excited about our futures, that we can take control and create a life with meaning and purpose. And we’re both doing it for the right reasons this time.

Phyllis: Texting summer?

Kyle: No. Something else.

Phyllis: Hmm. Alright, well, that’s good to know, that she didn’t get on the phone and text you immediately after I saw her saying what a monster I am.

Kyle: Well, she’d never say that, phyllis. She might think it, but she wouldn’t say it.

[ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Mm.

Kyle: Okay, I think she just needs some time. I’m confident the two of you will work out your differences.

Phyllis: I’m glad you’re confident. I myself am hopeless.

Kyle: Phyllis, I’d love to stay and talk to you about this — and we should sometime — but I have to get to the office.

Phyllis: Oh, kyle! Your phone!

[ Telephone ringing ]

Diane: Hello? Hello? Jack? Jeremy, is that you?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, March 10, 2023

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Recap written by Eva

Lauren, Michael, and Nikki get together to start planning the masquerade ball to celebrate the bicentennial of Genoa City.

Nikki asks Michael to talk to Victor and persuade him not to make McCall Unlimited a separate entity with Adam as the CEO if Tucker decides to sell the company to them. Michael doesn’t want to get in the middle of family drama so he tells Nikki he will remain neutral like Switzerland.

Summer tells Nikki that Sally is pregnant with Adam’s baby and that Nick still intends to have a romantic relationship with her. Nikki wants Sally away from Nick so she agrees to help Summer with her plan to get Adam and Sally back together so Sally will be out of Nick’s life. Summer tells Sally she wants to call a truce between them, so Nick won’t be disappointed in her. Summer also tells Sally she always thought she and Adam were a good couple and that her being pregnant with his child is a sign that she and Adam are meant to be. Adam offers to buy Sally and the baby a house, but she turns down his generous offer. Adam and Nick call a truce and promise to find common ground so Sally has as stress free of a pregnancy as possible.

Sharon talks to Billy once again warning him that Chelsea could be too dependent on him. Billy assures Sharon that he is taking it slowly with Chelsea and he will not hurt her. Chloe is also having the same talk with Chelsea about Billy. Chelsea is grateful that Chloe is being a good friend and tells her she has thought about this a lot and her feelings for Billy are real and different from when they were engaged years ago.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Transcript provided by Suzanne

Victor: Hey, son. They told me you were coming. Is there something you want to tell me?

Adam: Well, after giving it some serious thought and discussing it with a few respected individuals, I’ve decided to accept your offer to run mccall unlimited.

Victor: Hmm.

Adam: Uh, I know it may be a little premature, but I know you said you had run into some stumbling blocks about acquiring tucker’s company.

Victor: Yeah, I may have.

Adam: Well, then I would like to offer my services to do whatever’s necessary to remove those issues.

Victor: Glad to hear that. But I assure you, I’ll make the acquisition of mccall a reality.

Adam: Uh, I just have one stipulation.

Victor: Wait a minute. Only one?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] So far. Uh, I want to run mccall as its own entity. No enmeshments with newman enterprises. And I never have to answer to victoria.

Victoria: Devon. Hello.

Devon: What the hell do you want?

Victoria: A — a friendlier greeting than that?

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Well, I’d give you one if we were friends. Why don’t you call my office and make an appointment like everybody else does?

Victoria: Oh, I just, um, thought I would bypass your personal assistant and just drop by myself. I understand you’re not in the office much these days, which is completely understandable in light of the lawsuit between you and chancellor-winters.

Devon: Alright, I’m not gonna talk about that with you.

Victoria: No, no, that’s not why I stopped by.

Devon: Okay. So, back to my first question. What do you want?

Victoria: I’d like to discuss tucker and the sale of his company.

Ashley: [ Laughs ] I can’t get over that video you sent me of dom tickling the ivories on that little keyboard.

Abby: Isn’t that the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen?

Ashley: Yes. You know, my grandson’s a genius, clearly.

Abby: Oh.

Ashley: Well, seriously. Is there anything he can’t do? He’s gonna grow up and rule the world. Or at least one of his family’s corporations, right? He could be ceo of jabot or newman, chancellor-winters, maybe.

Abby: Mccall unlimited.

Ashley: Yeah, maybe that, too.

Abby: Hmm. What’s going on with you? I mean, I haven’t seen you this happy and excited about the future in quite a while.

Ashley: We’re talking about my brilliant, gorgeous grandson. What do you mean? How could I not dote on him and envision his spectacular future?

Abby: Well, the present’s pretty interesting, too.

Ashley: Honey, anything in particular?

Abby: You’ve been spending a lot of time with tucker recently.

Ashley: Not that much, really.

Abby: And I know you said there was this thing that you were trying to force him to do, but you never told me what that thing was.

Ashley: I didn’t, did I?

Abby: No, you didn’T. So, would you care to elaborate?

Nate: Come on inside. We can speak privately here.

Daniel: [ Exhales sharply ] You know, I’m not sure I should be talking to a man who was eavesdropping on my conversation.

Nate: I can explain.

Daniel: You can start with how we “both want the same thing.” If this has anything to do with acquiring omega sphere —

Nate: No, no, no, this — none of that. This has absolutely nothing to do with business.

Daniel: It’s personal.

Nate: Very. This battle between my cousins — it’s got me worried. And from what I overheard, i gather you feel the same way.

Daniel: So you actually give a damn? I’m just asking because…

Nate: Yeah. Lily’s told you what I did.

Daniel: Betrayed your family. You were a step away from selling out the company because you got your feelings hurt. Am I close?

Nate: Look, I’ll regret what I did to the day I die. It was reckless and thoughtless, and I’ve tried to make amends.

Daniel: It’s hard to come back from something like that.

Nate: But maybe this is a way to repair some of that damage.

Daniel: What are you talking about doing?

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Abby: You’re really not gonna tell me what’s going on with tucker?

Ashley: What do you want to know?

Abby: I want to know how he wormed his way into your good graces.

Ashley: Okay, there’s been no worming.

Abby: And if he told you that he’s a changed man —

Ashley: I would say, “show me.”

Abby: Well, you know, the world’s most fascinating man would have to do something pretty big to prove that he’s changed, right? I mean, to say that he’s sorry for all the lies that he’s told, for the scheme that he was doing to try to take over chancellor-winters and jabot.

Ashley: Honey, I just can’t say anything about it right now.

Abby: Well, at least you’re having fun playing games with a man you said that you could never trust. Mom, I am worried about devon.

Ashley: I’m not playing games. I’m worried about devon, too.

Abby: He has a lot of questions that he’s trying to answer right now. Like, is his father being sincere? Should he consider buying mccall unlimited? Mom, please tell me. Do you think that tucker has changed? Devon needs someone that he can believe in. Is there a chance that tucker could be a good, honest man?

Victoria: So, here’s what i know. Tucker wants to sell mccall unlimited and divest himself of everything. He just wants to walk away. But it seems that some person of interest has come in and bought up all of his debt. I suspect that person is ashley.

Devon: Okay.

Victoria: So, my question to you is, did tucker approach you about buying the company and taking control?

Devon: That’s what you came here to ask me? Why do you care?

Victoria: I wonder — are you aware that your father approached me first about buying his company? Y-you didn’t know that, did you?

Devon: Well, why would i believe a word that comes out of your mouth anyway?

Victoria: I have nothing to gain from lying to you, but clearly tucker thought that he did.

Adam: Do you plan on telling me what’s behind that self-satisfied smile?

Victor: Oh, yeah, you want to know? It’s these demands you’re making.

Adam: To keep mccall its own entity?

Victor: That was my idea for you to run the company, as well.

Adam: Well, then we are on the same page. Good.

Victor: I just had to close certain doors to make sure that you realized where the hell you belong.

Adam: You know, jack stuck his neck out to give me that job.

Victor: Jack abbott. Good god, man, how did you ever become involved with that guy? Anyway, what was — what was the final straw?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Are you really gonna make me do this?

Victor: Yeah. Take your time. Sit down.

Adam: [ Sighs ] I was half-assing it at jabot. My heart wasn’t in it, and i realized that I didn’t belong there. So as much as it pains me to admit this, you were right about the job — and about me. Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches

Nate: Look, this is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever been through, causing this all-out war between my cousins. Look, I shook the faith they had in the merger and the future of the company. Hell, in me. Watching the devastation that i created, bearing witness to all that pain. Don’t ask me how I sleep at night because I don’T.

[ Sighs ]

Daniel: Well, you bury yourself in your work. And you think maybe if some kind of good can come out of this, then maybe you’ll be worthy of their love and forgiveness.

Nate: Maybe that’s crossed my mind a time or two.

Daniel: Yeah. I had a feeling.

Nate: Look, I don’t expect lily to forgive me overnight — if she ever does — and it’s probably gonna take an act of god before devon and I could ever get back to where we were before I started this whole damn thing.

Daniel: That still doesn’t answer my question. What do you want me to do about it?

Nate: Help me put an end to this battle.

Daniel: Nate [Laughs] I don’t think —

Nate: Look, I can only get so close, and neither one of them will listen to me. In fact, the only thing they have in common right now is how much they hate me. So I need y– if we work together —

Daniel: Hey, hey. Wait. Wait. Let me just finish painting that picture for you. Um…you convince me to help you, devon and lily, they settle their lawsuit without any bloodshed on either side, they turn to me, they say, “oh, daniel, you’re our hero,” undying gratitude, et cetera, et cetera. And then I say, “wait, no, actually, the person that you should really be thanking is your cousin.” And there’s shock and there’s tears, forgiveness all the way around. Everybody kisses and makes up. And then they throw us this big family-style dinner party. I don’t know. I’m just spit-balling here. Is that what you have in mind?

Nate: I know what I’m up against. If it looks like I’m motivated by a sense of self-preservation, then I own it. It’s a natural human instinct to want to be accepted into one’s pack.

Daniel: Alright, well, let me — let me present you with a more plausible outcome. Um, you do all the right things. Instead of restoring the peace, you actually make things worse. You dig up a bunch of old feelings of anger and betrayal and distrust and you just make the wounds deeper. And then I wind up getting partial blame for helping the most hated guy in the family.

[ Sighs ] Yeah, that’s gonna be a hard pass for me. Um, you can count me out.

Nate: Okay. So, I was wrong, and you don’t care if lily gets her family back.

Daniel: Nate, you can’t put this back together again. Let devon and lily work it out between themselves.

[ Door closes ]

Ashley: I know how complicated this is for devon, okay? And by the way — let’s be very clear about this — tucker never does anything unless he really wants to do it.

Abby: So, now he wants to step up and be a parent? I don’t buy it.

Ashley: Well, honey, it’s not really about you. It’s — it’s about devon.

Abby: Yes, it is about devon. And he’s about to lose the company that he built with his father. He’s estranged from his cousin. He’s about to go scorched-earth with lily in court.

Ashley: I can’t tell you how much I hate to hear about that.

Abby: Imagine how I feel. I have to just sit back and watch it happen. There’s nothing I can do to stop it.

Ashley: Okay. Maybe we just have to have a little faith, okay? Everything’s gonna work out the way it’s supposed to. It’s gonna be okay.

Abby: Devon is a good man. And you know what that means. Things don’t always work out for the good guy, do they?

Abby: He’s already lost so much. He’s lost members of his family. He’s lost faith in his family. Mom, I just — I wish that —

Ashley: I understand you want to fix things.

Abby: I wish I had answers. Do you think that tucker is acting in the best interests of devon?

[ Doorknob rattles ] Or do you think this is some sort of grand gesture to try to impress you?

[ Sighs ]

Victoria: I take it that tucker didn’t let you know that you weren’t the first one he offered his company to?

Devon: No, he made it seem like I was the only person he was gonna approach.

Victoria: Well, of course. You know, please don’t take my word for it. You should ask him yourself.

Devon: Right. You said he took the offer off the table, though, right?

Victoria: Yes, that’s right. After some mysterious entity bought up all of the debt, all of a sudden, mccall was no longer in the market.

Devon: Hmm.

Victoria: Look, the way that he’s been going back and forth and being less than transparent, I don’t blame you for not trusting him.

Devon: Well, I’m just trying to figure out why you care so much that you’d come all the way here to talk about it with me.

Victoria: I have a question for you.

Devon: What’s that?

Victoria: Newman is still very much interested in buying mccall unlimited, and I’d like to know where you stand, just in case I am forced to play hardball.

Victor: [ Sighs ] All I ever wanted is for you to be at a place where you can be happy, where you could grow.

Adam: Well, that’s why I feel like this is — this is the right move for me.

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: I just had an enlightening conversation with sharon. She, uh, helped me find some clarity on a few things.

Victor: What wisdom could sharon possibly impart?

Adam: She told me I need to find something that I’m passionate about, something that I can commit myself to, you know, give me a sense of purpose. And then I realized that is exactly what you were offering me.

Victor: You know, there were some people who warned me that you would never believe that I’m on your side.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, there’s nothing I enjoy more than proving people wrong.

Victor: [ Laughs ] Especially when they’re the newmans, right? Son, I’m your father. I know you.

Adam: Dad, thank you for, um, not giving up on me. But, uh, back to the business at hand.

Victor: You mean mccall.

Adam: Mm. Are you certain that victoria is on board with this? She knows about your plan and me?

Victor: Don’t you worry about victoria, alright? Leave her to me. Known as a loving parent.

Lily: Hey.

Daniel: Hey.

Lily: I got your message while I was on a call with amanda.

Daniel: Yeah. She’s doing well?

Lily: Yeah. Yeah, she’s good. She’s excited to sink her teeth into hamilton-winters. Which I don’t know if that’s because she’s motivated or because she wants to make devon pay, but I don’t really care. I just want to win.

Daniel: You know, maybe if you could come to an understanding with your brother, there could be a quick resolution.

Lily: Quick? No. I mean, it’s corporate law. It could take years. But anyway, it doesn’t matter. Let’s, um — let’s sit. What, uh — what’s going on? Is there a problem with the project?

Daniel: No, no, nothing like that.

Lily: Okay. Well, you made it sound important.

Daniel: Well, it is. Uh, it’s about you. Nate, actually. Um, I just thought I should give you a heads-up.

Lily: What is it?

Daniel: He overheard us at society earlier.

Lily: Right. Of course he did. What did he — what did he hear? What were we saying?

Daniel: Hamilton versus winters, uh, you and devon. He was just trying to recruit me to help put an end to the lawsuit.

Lily: He said that?

Daniel: He feels responsible for the original rift between the two of you. Maybe he’s thinking —

Lily: Right, thinking that we will forgive him if he just tries to solve everything? I mean [Scoffs] Of course he would. Of course, once again, he thinks it’s all about the great nate hastings.

Devon: You know, victoria, i have enough problems in my life right now. I don’t need to add tucker to the list.

Victoria: Well, that’s very interesting, but for my own clarification, does that mean that you are not considering the purchase of mccall unlimited?

Devon: Uh, I don’t have anything to say to you about that ’cause we’re not buddies. You literally tried to go after my company not that long ago. Remember?

Victoria: I think we’ve been through that.

Devon: We have, and you’re still denying it, so… you think you can come over here today and try to talk to me about my business dealings? Come on. Tucker isn’t that the only person I don’t trust in this town.

Victoria: I’ve been very transparent with you about this. I want that company.

Devon: Okay. I can’t help you get it.

Victoria: Look, you know tucker’s just trying to use this to score points with you. He just wants to manipulate his way back into your life. You think you don’t trust him now? Well, just wait. If you buy mccall [Chuckles] That’s gonna be very complicated because that company is not a gift. It’s a curse. It’s the complete opposite of what you built at hamilton-winters. So, you just say the word, and I’ll take care of everything. You don’t have to do a thing. I’m pretty sure that that’s what’s best for everyone.

[ Door opens and closes ]

Tucker: Hey, how are you, abby?

Abby: I’ll talk to you soon.

Ashley: I love you.

Abby: I love you. Goodbye.

[ Door closes ]

Ashley: I hope you have good news.

Tucker: I have not heard from devon about my offer.

Ashley: Oh, that’s unfortunate.

Tucker: Yeah, but, uh, I feel like I got my second wind. I dug deep, and I think I’ve found some viable options.

Ashley: I want to hear all about it.

Tucker: Okay. So, what if we made the sale of the company contingent upon large-scale charitable donations to causes that are near and dear to your heart? For instance, um, the future is female, right? So we would — yeah, it is. So we would advocate for girls and young women pursuing careers in the sciences, um, environmental groups. You know, we’d clean up the oceans and that kind of thing. So, whoever bought the company would need to be prepared to educate and beautify the planet because it would be baked into any contract I signed. Only sustainable practices and all that.

[ Both laugh ]

Ashley: You would do all that?

Tucker: Yeah, sure. And more.

Ashley: Just for me?

Tucker: For us, for — for the world, for the — for the universe. I’m trying to think globally, you know.

Ashley: Right. Well, could you maybe just work locally? Please don’t give up on devon.

Tucker: [ Sighs ] He’s inflexible.

Ashley: No, he’s being cautious.

Tucker: Well, what am i supposed to do?

Ashley: You just found a million ways to change the world. You can’t think of one or two to change devon’s mind?

Tucker: There’s only so much one man can do.

Ashley: Yeah, but you’re not any man, are you? You are tucker mccall, right? You go where other men don’t tread. They don’T. Things might get difficult, they might take more time, but you get them done.

Tucker: You’re not exaggerating, are you?

Ashley: I’m not. But then again, I can’t help but think if this was one of your silly business deals motivated by your ego and your greed, it would have been done by sunset. So, maybe you just don’t want it enough. We do it every night.

“The young and the restless”

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Lily: [ Scoffs ] I mean, the fact that nate is spying on my conversation — it’s like, should I be worried about him again?

Daniel: I don’t think it was intentional, and I doubt he wants to try and use that information against you.

Lily: Well, I mean, he’s done things in the past that i thought he was never capable of.

Daniel: Exactly why I told him it was a bad idea. And I told him he wasn’t involved and he should stay out of it.

Lily: Good. Thank you.

Daniel: But I got to say — and I know it’s none of my business — the guy is hurting over what he almost did to chancellor-winters.

Lily: Uh-huh. He should be.

Daniel: Do you think the crime deserves a life sentence?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: Okay. Yeah. No, no, no, I — I will shut my mouth. You’re right. It’s none of my business. None of my business. After — after I say just this one last thing. He sincerely wants to help you and devon find a peaceful resolution.

Lily: Yeah, that’s great. I would like that, too. Everybody wants peace in their family. I mean, all I wanted was for us to work together and build something that we could be proud of. But then, you know, billy walks away. Nate tries to destroy it all. Devon’s now suing me. It’s like, why is this happening?

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Abby: Studying for a test?

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: Didn’t hear you come in.

Abby: Mwah! I had a few minutes before my staff meeting. I wanted to see how you’re doing.

Devon: Oh, yeah?

Abby: Yeah.

Devon: Good. I’m just going over some financials here.

Abby: Oh. For hamilton-winters?

Devon: No. For mccall unlimited, actually.

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Yeah. You got here at the perfect time.

Abby: I love hearing that.

Devon: I could use some fresh eyes on this, if you don’t mind.

Abby: Okay. What is it?

Tucker: Um, do you remember when I filled in for mccall a few years back?

Abby: Yes, when tucker went off the grid in search of enlightenment.

Devon: Exactly. Yeah. And I did everything I can to make sure that the company didn’t fall off the deep end.

Abby: I remember.

Devon: Well, the people that he left in charge ignored all the fixes that I put in place and they fell back into some bad practices and the company’s never really recovered.

Abby: Okay. Well, are you saying it’s not worth buying anymore?

Devon: Well, no, that’s the thing, is even though it’s a mess, it has good bones. And I think that if, you know, there’s the right person leading it, it would just take a few tweaks to cut off the divisions that aren’t operating up to par. And it actually would be pretty valuable and worth something.

Abby: Are you interested in being that right person?

Devon: That I don’t know. But I have been thinking that it’s probably not a good idea to enter into this lawsuit with lily, uh, with having nothing but my hat in my hands.

Abby: Because you could lose and end up with nothing.

Devon: Right. And this would be the answer to that. So, I don’t know. Maybe I should consider buying mccall just ’cause it would definitely be a safety net for me.

Victor: Sweetheart, have you met with devon concerning the purchase of mccall?

Victoria: I have. He claimed he wasn’t interested.

Victor: Oh, really? You don’t believe him, do you?

Victoria: Well, it wasn’t the friendliest of meetings.

Victor: I’m not surprised.

Victoria: I let him know what my intentions are, and he would neither confirm nor deny my suspicions.

Victor: That means we shift into high gear right now. We go after mccall, and once we have it, it’ll remain a separate entity from newman.

Victoria: I beg your pardon?

Victor: You heard me correctly. It’ll remain a separate entity from newman, and adam will be in charge.

Victoria: Dad, you can’t be serious about that.

Victor: You’ve always known that I wanted him to run that new corporation.

Victoria: No, that was when i assumed that mccall would be kept a part of newman. Look, I’ve — I’ve reworked the numbers and what buying it would entail and —

Victor: We keep what’s worth it and we throw out the rest.

Victoria: Exactly. That’s exactly right. We need to get rid of the dead weight.

Victor: And adam will be the ceo of the new corporation. You either accept the deal, or it’s off the table.

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Victoria: You’re using what could be a very attractive acquisition to bribe your son into being beholden to you.

Victor: That is not why I’m doing it. I’m doing this for the sake of my son. This will empower him.

Victoria: Dad, he would never be able to stand the scrutiny if he had to answer to me, and that’s exactly another reason why you’re doing this. You don’t care if the acquisition is profitable or not. You just want adam to feel like he’s the big man in charge.

Victor: The discussion is over, okay? Adam will be in charge.

[ Knock on door ] Come in!

[ Door opens ]

Nate: Hey. Victor.

Victor: Hey, nate.

Nate: Always good to see you. Uh, look, I can come back if you’re —

Victor: No, no, it’s alright. I’m just on the way out, okay? No further discussion about this.

[ Door closes ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Nate: Whatever that was about, I am glad I missed it.

Victoria: My father and i were discussing mccall.

Nate: Any new updates?

Victoria: Dad is adamant about putting adam in charge of the company, which would be palatable if I knew that mccall were gonna be a part of newman and I would be the one making the final decisions.

Nate: But your father has plans of his own.

Victoria: He just informed me that he intends to keep mccall a separate entity, with adam in charge, answering to no one.

Nate: And you’re not having that.

Victoria: Absolutely not. Now, there is no way that I am letting adam get his hands on that company.

Nate: So, what are you gonna do — kill the deal?

Victoria: Oh, no, no. No. No way in hell. Mccall is mine.

Devon: I mean, mccall could definitely be a great insurance policy for me.

Abby: Thank you.

Devon: Yeah. ‘Cause no matter what ends up happening, I’d still have a company, you know? And it would be something that’s established, that I can still build on. But at the same time, I have to consider who’s selling me this company. And why would I trust anything he says at this point after what he’s done? Maybe this is just his way of manipulating me to get back into my life again.

Abby: Hear me out.

Devon: Sure.

Abby: What if tucker means well? What if there are no strings attached?

Devon: I — I don’t know “what if?” ‘Cause that’s never been the case. You know, I — you’re very trusting. I know you didn’t get that trait from victor newman.

Abby: Well, maybe you should get to know victor newman a little bit better — ’cause my dad thinks that people can change and that family is the most important thing. And I just happen to agree with him. So, maybe — maybe you can admit that you’re wrong about that?

Devon: Yeah, okay.

Abby: Okay?

Devon: I’m wrong about that. You’re right.

Abby: You’re wrong about that, and then maybe…

Devon: Hmm?

Abby: …You could admit that it’s possible that you could be wrong about your own father?

Devon: It’s possible? Uh, well…I did find out that he offered to sell his company to newman before coming to me.

Abby: How’d you find that out?

Devon: ‘Cause your sister came over here and told me. And she wanted to know if he tried to sell it to me yet.

Abby: So, she said that he tried to sell it to newman first?

Devon: Mm-hmm. And then she made it very, very clear that newman is very interested in buying it. She’s something else, I’ll tell you.

Abby: Okay, I do love my sister, devon.

Devon: I know you love your sister. I know. I love my sister, too.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Devon: Whether or not she’ll ever believe that again is another story.

Abby: But the question is, what’s victoria’s next move?

Tucker: I think you know how much I want this. Even I can’t control a human heart.

Ashley: Well, the tucker mccall that I used to know would never let anything stand between him and what he desired.

Tucker: So, you want me to move heaven and earth?

Tucker: Wouldn’t be the first time. You’re actually gonna let your child dictate how the rest of your life unfolds?

Tucker: I just don’t want to force the issue onto him.

Ashley: Think of another way. I mean, you’re not trying to ruin devon. You’re trying to help him. Selling mccall to him is a game changer, not just for devon, but for you… for your grandson… for the future.

Tucker: And what’s the future for us? Is there an us? I see —


Lily: I just was so excited when we started this journey. You know? I really, really thought that we could build something that my dad and katherine would be proud of.

Daniel: Something you could all be proud of.

Lily: Yeah, I thought we would build a legacy, you know, something that would outlast all of us.

Daniel: Big dreams.

Lily: [ Exhales sharply ] Yeah. I guess too big.

Daniel: No. No. That’s garbage. Look, you’re running a multimillion-dollar company. You are loyal. You’re focused. And if you’re too damn polite to say it, I’ll say it for you.

Lily: Say what?

Daniel: You’re giving 110% every day, into the night. You are living to make this thing a reality. I’m right, right? Right. I’m right, aren’t I?

Lily: Yeah. Close.

Daniel: So it makes sense that you would expect at least that much from your family and the people around you. You know, they’re the ones that are supposed to be there fighting with you, you know, for the things that you want and they’re supposed to be there to support you. So, I don’t want to hear that you failed or that you failed anyone else. You didn’t fail the company. Everyone around you —

they failed you.

Devon: Victoria is trying to salvage the deal that she had in place before tucker pulled out.

Abby: But why did tucker kill the deal? It doesn’t make any sense. He had a sure thing. Did victoria say what turned him off?

Devon: If she knew, she didn’t tell me. But I get the feeling that she thinks it’s tied to whoever bought tucker’s debt.

Abby: So, there may be a connection between tucker and the person or entity who owns his debt. Interesting. Well, does that make you want to make a deal? Or does it make you want to walk away?

Tucker: Okay, you just, uh — you just tell me what it is you want, and I’ll make it happen.

Ashley: Be careful what you wish for.

Tucker: You say the word.

Ashley: Look, I want this to work. I want to know that you are sincere about wanting to heal things with devon. I want you to be a man that he can believe in and a man that he can trust. And I want you to help him love that beautiful little boy of his. And I really want to stop thinking about all of this because I’m terrified that i feel anything for you.

Tucker: Okay. [ Chuckles ] You’re in a conundrum, aren’t you? But I tell you — oh.

[ Cellphone pings ]

[ Gasps ] Unbelievable.

Ashley: What?

Tucker: This is good. It’s from devon — “let’s talk.”

[ Chuckles ] It’s so perfect, the timing of it. It’s the universe.

Ashley: What do you mean?

Tucker: You — the kiss. You kissed me, and it was so — it was life-changing and world-shaking and — and powerful enough to change devon’s perspective. He could feel the vibrations, you see, across —

Ashley: Well, it wasn’t that good, not really.

Tucker: You’re a liar. It was good. We just took a step in the right direction, and now the world is spinning the right way for me.

Ashley: [ Laughs ] You’re weird.

Tucker: Yes, I am. But I’ve — I’ve found a moral obligation, you see, to, uh —

[Laughing] To do good for others.

Ashley: Really?

Devon: Yes. Sacrifice. I’m gonna sacrifice self-interest to help those i love. Yeah, things are falling into place for me, baby. And for us and devon. You don’t feel that?

Ashley: No.

Tucker: Eh. Don’t worry. You will.

Ashley: Mm.

Tucker: Change is coming. Before this whole thing is through, you’re going to see that we are absolutely meant to be together.

Ashley: Get out of here.

Tucker: Yai-da-da-ee

ya-da-da, da-da-dum

Ashley: [ Chuckles ]

Tucker: Doo-da-da-dai

Victoria: I guess you haven’t heard. I always get what I want, one way or another.

Nate: What about compromise? So both sides get what they want and no one feels like they’ve lost.

Victoria: Well, you know, that might work on the playground, but that just don’t work in the corporate world. The corporate world is messy. It’s ugly. It’s very unforgiving. It’s like in a family. You know, these issues — they’re constantly changing. You have to remind yourself this is a marathon. It’s not a sprint. You have to pace yourself. You have to have fun with it and let them think that they’re winning. And then you go in for the kill. Do you trust me?

Nate: You know I do.

Victoria: Good. You just put yourself in my hands, nate. I have everything under control.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, March 9, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

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Recap written by Eva

Billy decides to talk to Jack about being co-CEO of Jabot after Ashley tells him it wouldn’t be a good idea for him to be co-CEO. Billy tells Chelsea he feels he can contribute something to Jabot now and he is excited about the opportunity.

Devon and Tucker have a long talk about McCall Unlimited and Devon is surprised when Tucker tells him that he would be willing to take on an advisory role in the company and let Devon run the company.

Diane has a dream about her wedding to Jack where the Abbott family welcomes her into the family. Diane wakes up startled when Jeremy appears in her dream. Phyllis finds out where Jack and Dia

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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Transcript provided by Suzanne

[ Knock on door ]

Chelsea: One second.

Adam: Hi.

Chelsea: Hi. What are you doing here?

Adam: Uh, I came to check on you. I was just, um… oh. It’s like you were expecting me.

Chelsea: Oh…yeah, I was just making a little lunch. If I knew you were stopping by, I would have set a place for you.

Adam: Uh, looks a little crowded there. Connor’s at school, right?

Chelsea: Yeah.

Adam: Mm. So, the actual place setting is for, uh — let me guess — billy?

Chelsea: I know you dislike him, but you don’t think he should be allowed to eat lunch?

Adam: I think there’s a whole lot of nice restaurants he could get a lunch in genoa city. I don’t know why he’s got to come here.

Chelsea: Adam, things are going well for me. I’m making progress. I’m putting in the work. Billy has been there for me every step of the way. Okay? He’s a part of my life. So please leave your bad attitude at the door.

Adam: Some people say my bad attitude is the best quality i have.

Chelsea: Adam, I’m serious. I don’t need any of your negativity surrounding my friendship with billy.

Adam: It’s not the friendship that I’m worried about. I’m guessing it’s gone past the “we’re just friends” part.

Chelsea: Maybe it has.

Sharon: Flowers and chelsea’s favorite pastries. You must be headed upstairs.

Billy: I am, yeah. She’s making lunch. You know, I don’t want to show up empty-handed. That would be in poor form.

Sharon: Well, look at you, billy abbott. When did you become so thoughtful?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] It’s a box of pastries and a grocery-bought bouquet of flowers. It’s not a big deal, sharon.

Sharon: Well, it is often the small, thoughtful gestures that speak volumes.

Billy: I feel like there’s more to that statement.

Sharon: I think it’s really admirable, the way that you have stepped up for chelsea. You have been instrumental in her reclaiming her life.

Billy: But…?

Sharon: I do worry. Obviously, the bond between you two is growing stronger.

Billy: Yeah, it is, but isn’t it supposed to?

Sharon: Yes, ordinarily. But you two came together under extraordinary circumstances, and chelsea has made great stride in her recovery, but she’s still in a fragile state, billy.

Kyle: Hey. Did you work from home this morning?

Summer: I did.

Kyle: Sorry I didn’t wake you. I went into the office early to conference with milan, and after my late night last night, it feels like I haven’t seen you in forever. What’s wrong?

Summer: Do you really want to know?

Kyle: Well, when you say it like that, I’m not so sure anymore.

Summer: I’ll tell you what’s wrong. Sally freakin’ spectra.

[ Sighs heavily ]

Sally: I ran into summer yesterday…and it was pretty uncomfortable.

Nick: [ Exhales heavily ] You told her?

Sally: Everything.

Nick: Everything?

Sally: Everything.

Nick: You told her all of it? You’re pregnant. It’s adam’S. We’re still together.

Sally: Mm-hmm. Yeah. All of it. I don’t know. I-I’m sorry. Really, I just thought it would be a good thing. But she just accused me of creating chaos wherever I go.

Nick: Sorry she said that to you.

Sally: Yeah, well, the worst part is she’s not wrong. I mean, this whole thing is a mess. (Phyllis) oooh, hearts

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Sharon: I don’t want to overstep, billy.

Billy: I know you don’T. Look, you’ve been nothing but respectful towards chelsea throughout her recuperation. And, uh, it’s obvious you come from a place of concern.

Sharon: Yes, I do. And I’m not chelsea’s therapist, but I do have some thoughts.

Billy: Well, I always appreciate your input. You’ve always been a big help. So, don’t stop now.

Sharon: What if you don’t like what I have to say?

Billy: I’m still gonna listen. Look, you’re a trained professional, okay? I’m a fool with some flowers and some — some baked goods. But we’re both concerned about chelsea, and, uh, the big difference being you actually have the experience to help.

Sharon: Okay, so, from my objective point of view, I do worry about her dependency on you. I know that you’ve made a deep commitment to helping her get through this crisis, and you have lived up to that and more. But I’m here all day. I see how often you come through here to go up and check in on her. And I imagine your relationship has gotten pretty close.

Billy: We’re good friends. Maybe a little bit more, but i feel like that’s a natural progression.

Sharon: Of course.

Billy: Look, sharon, I would never do anything consciously to jeopardize chelsea’s progress.

Sharon: Well, it doesn’t have to be conscious in order to be harmful.

Billy: So, you think our friendship is hurting her?

Sharon: I think that you are too close to the situation to be aware of any of the potential dangers. She’s still in a very vulnerable state, billy.

Billy: Yes, but she is getting better.

Sharon: How much of that is because you’re around? We all know that a new romance is enough to buoy anyone’s mood.

Billy: That’s a good thing, isn’t it?

Sharon: Ordinarily, yes, it can, but…it’s almost like it’s artificially lifting her spirits. And chelsea needs to get through this on her own. It’s the only way that she’s going to come out the other side stronger than she was before. I’m not saying that her dependency on you is causing her to regress. It’s just something for you to be aware of.

Daniel: Hey. How you doing?

Lily: Good. How are you?

Daniel: Oh. I’m good. I’m good. Thank you for meeting with me.

Lily: Of course. So, thankfully, jill has agreed to move forward with omega sphere even while we get everything at the company sorted out.

Daniel: Right. Good. Well, I owe you for that. I know you’ve been fighting for this, so thank you.

Lily: Well, of course I have. I believe in you, and I believe in the project. And that’s why I feel like, no matter what has happened with heather and no matter how you feel about it, this venture is way too important to walk away from. You’ve put too much time and energy into it.

Daniel: I’ll keep that in mind.

Lily: Daniel, I mean it, okay? This is not just a beautiful gift for your daughter. You’re creating something impactful. And it’s a way to reinvent yourself, just like heather and lucy told you.

Daniel: You know I can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes. Plus, I needed to do some wallowing after they left. So, thank you for being patient with me.

Lily: Yeah, of course. I mean, look, it was kind of like hanging out with eeyore, but, you know…

[ Both laugh ]

Daniel: And I’m glad that you can ridicule me for it. It just makes me feel so much better about myself.

Lily: Good. Good. Laughter means that you’re moving on.

Daniel: And, again, I’m grateful to you for that.

Lily: Well, you know who i owe a big thank-you to. Chelsea.

Adam: Well, good thing you didn’t invite me to lunch — because after learning your relationship with billy has progressed beyond friendship, I’ve lost my appetite.

Chelsea: Trust me. I know about your opinions on billy.

Billy: Listen, chelsea, come on. It’s not an opinion. It’s a fact. Billy abbott is a self-serving walking train wreck who cannot possibly have your best interests at heart. You deserve so much better than that.

Chelsea: Is that a fact?

Adam: It’s absolutely a fact.

Chelsea: Why can’t you just let go of this animosity and be happy for me that I’m in a good place? You know, I’m doing all the work, and good things are finally happening for me.

Adam: But, chelsea, I am happy for you. And it’s actually because you are doing the work that you need to be worried. You have to keep your guard up.

Chelsea: Why do you say that?

Adam: From experience. Billy abbott is toxic.

[ Knock on door ]

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Come in!

Billy: Is everything okay?

Adam: Perfectly fine.

Billy: I was actually asking chelsea.

Adam: Yeah, but you’re concerned about me being here, which is absurd. My son lives here, and chelsea is his mother, so — I know you understand the concept of co-parenting.

Billy: Adam, can you stop talking? I was asking chelsea if she’s alright, and she can answer for herself.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I used to pre-rinse dishes cause my old detergent

Chelsea: Alright, everybody calm down. You’re in my house, so you got to abide by my rules. Rule number one is you have to be kind and respectful to one another. If you can’t do that, you got to leave, both of you.

Billy: I got no problem with that.

Adam: Sure. We’re all friends.

Chelsea: You never did tell me why you stopped by.

Adam: I just wanted to check in. I wanted to see how you’re progressing. You seem like you’re doing well.

Chelsea: I am. And I appreciate you checking in. I really do.

Adam: I know you do. Um…enjoy your lunch.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Adam: You’re welcome.

Chelsea: Ooh! Flowers and pastries. Thank you.

Billy: Really not a problem, not a big deal. Just thought I would bring something sweet and pretty to put on the table for lunch.

Chelsea: Mm. So, if I invite you over for dinner, you’re gonna bring something even more decadent?

Billy: You’re gonna have to invite me and find out.

Chelsea: Maybe I will.

Billy: So, what’d I miss?

Chelsea: You know, I think adam’s just lost right now. He would never admit it, but i think he stopped by to see me because I’m the most stable thing in his life right now. Imagine that.

Billy: You sound worried about him.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I am a little. Adam’s had a lot of changes in his life recently. That can be unsettling for anyone, but especially adam.

Billy: You know, you said that the last time he came to you to get something off his chest. So, what’s going on with him?

Chelsea: It’s not really my place to share, but if you’re so concerned about him, you should ask him.

Billy: Oh, yeah, that would go over very well. You know, I just don’t want him to get into one of those phases, you know? That’s when all the terrible things happen.

Chelsea: I know, but I don’t think you should judge him for something he hasn’t done yet.

Billy: Fair enough, and i don’t want to talk about adam anymore. I want to talk about you.

Chelsea: Me?

Billy: Yes. You invite me over for this fancy lunch, and you hint at something special that’s going on, on the phone. What’s up?

Summer: I just — I can’t believe this woman. I can’t believe the way that she’s latched onto my dad. And I cannot believe this latest stunt she’s pulled.

Kyle: Okay, whatever it is, I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation for it.

Summer: She’s pregnant.

Kyle: Oh, um… I didn’t see that coming. Well, maybe it’s a blessing that —

Summer: It’s adam’S.

> Kyle: You can’t be serious. Okay. Well, at least she won’t be in our lives.

Summer: No, my dad is sticking by her. He’s committed as ever.

Kyle: What is wrong with him? That is — wow!

Summer: See? Even you can’t put a positive spin on this. It’s a disaster.

Kyle: O-okay. It’s a lot to take in, uh… I mean, a lot. But…we can work through this. It’s just a complicated situation.

Summer: Complicated? Kyle, this is a nightmare.

[ Sighs ] And you know what? When she was telling me about it, it was like she expected me to be happy for her. And you know what? I actually think that she just wanted to watch me squirm, and she enjoyed every single second of it.

Kyle: Well, I doubt that.

Summer: What’d you just say?

Kyle: I-I doubt that she was loving every second of it, summer. It’s not like she did this intentionally.

Summer: We really don’t know that.

Kyle: I think we have to operate under the assumption this isn’t a stunt. It’s a baby. I’m sure she had a lot on her mind and a lot to worry about without considering how this situation affects you.

Sally: I’m just kicking myself.

Nick: About what?

Sally: Actually thinking that summer could offer some understanding or support. I mean, there’s absolutely no reason why she would or should. So I don’t blame her. I mean, what was she supposed to say? How was she supposed to react? “Yes, I am having a baby with your uncle, but don’t worry. Your father and I are doing just fine. Never better, actually, and I’m so sorry still about that whole job-stealing thing.”

Nick: That was a lifetime ago. You’re a different person now.

Sally: Yeah, I know, but my life is just as chaotic right now.

Nick: Look, something happened that you didn’t plan for. It’s gonna be okay. That’s the way life works. It’s not ideal, but we’re gonna make the best of it. And it’s not like you’re alone. I’m right here, and I’m not going anywhere. Now, I know you’ve got your doctor’s appointment later today. Is that something you want me to go to with you?

Sally: No, it’s fine. It’s not one of the fun ones with the ultrasound and all that.

Nick: Alright, well, if you change your mind, call me and I’ll be right there. So, here’s what we’re gonna do. You’re not gonna worry about summer or anything else. Your doctor appointment is your focus. The baby’s your focus. It’s our focus.

Sharon: Hey. How are you?

Adam: I am fine.

Sharon: And that tone says that you are not. How are things going with sally? Are you still okay with the situation?

Adam: Sharon, please don’t do that.

Sharon: Do what?

Adam: I don’t need you to therapist me. I’m just — I’m here for the coffee.

Sharon: It’s called being a friend, adam. Most people show some awareness for what their friends are dealing with. I’m trying to show some concern for how you’re facing this because I know you’re going through a rough time, but if you don’t like it, there are plenty of other places in genoa city that serve coffee.

Adam: There are?

Sharon: Don’t make a joke.

Adam: What? Who is joking? I — I have not seen these coffee-serving establishments, so I’m gonna need a list and maybe a map.

Sharon: Mm-hmm. I know what you’re doing. You don’t know how to deal with your emotions, and so you’re just lashing out.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Are you sure you’re not trying to therapist me?

Sharon: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe a little. But I know that you are going through a tough time. And I’m sure that running into billy upstairs at chelsea’s is the reason for your foul mood.

Adam: You can’t really think chelsea getting involved with billy right now is a good idea.

Sharon: I have not spoken to chelsea, but I did give my opinion to billy just now.

Adam: I mean, this guy — he has just made himself a fixture in chelsea’s life, and it’s like he needs her to need him and he does not care how it affects her or her recovery.

Sharon: Have you shared your feelings with chelsea?

Adam: I have. And they have not gotten through. But she would listen to you. I mean, she respects you. You guys have professional history together. I think that you should maybe say something to her —

Sharon: I think that you should stop. Some people are born to hustle.

Chelsea: It was so great. I mean, it felt like — like fate, bumping into him.

Billy: Bumping into who? You still haven’t told me who this person is.

Chelsea: Oh, sorry. Daniel.

Billy: Romalotti.

Chelsea: Yeah. I pitched him an idea where we could use omega sphere to help users’ mental health.

Billy: I didn’t think you were that far along. I thought it was more of a preliminary idea.

Chelsea: Well, it was. But I talked to my therapist about it, and she’s on board. She thinks it would be good for me, very healing to work behind the scenes on a project like this.

Billy: Well, that’s great. That’s great. How did daniel come about this information?

Chelsea: Well, I was leaving my therapy session, and I bumped into him and lily at the coffeehouse. So I just asked him. I asked him if I could share my idea, he said yes, and then it just kind of came pouring out.

Billy: And lily was there. So, how did that go? She can be a little bit of a tough crowd.

Chelsea: She listened and asked questions. I mean, she was a little concerned that maybe it’s too much too soon, but she seemed to like it.

Billy: Well, that sounds very promising.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, I had this idea where players go through mazes and obstacles that are personal to them, relating to previous traumas in their lives.

Billy: I’m thrilled that you’re using your personal experience for something good.

Chelsea: You’re the reason all of this is possible. So, this fancy lunch, as you like to call it, it’s a — it’s a celebration of my next steps. It’s a celebration of getting closer to being the person i want to be. It’s a celebration of us.

Daniel: You still haven’t explained why you owe chelsea a debt of gratitude.

Lily: Well…because she… helped re-energize you with the idea that she pitched, you know? She made you excited about the possibilities again.

Daniel: Yeah, I think it’s a good idea. I also think it’s really brave of her to want to take something so personal and turn it into this big project. I mean, that had to be really painful for her. And I think it’s inspiring, don’t you?

Lily: Yeah, absolutely.

Daniel: It reminded me of why I wanted to do this in the first place. Her idea sort of crystallized what I want to accomplish with omega sphere.

Lily: I know, and that’s why I want to thank her. She made you excited again. I’m happy about that.

Daniel: Mm. Good. Good. Well, look, we’ll have someone on the team handle all the coding for her and all the technical aspects. And I guess I’ll just help to shape her vision.

Lily: Yeah, great. Do what you have to do. I’m just happy to see you excited again.

[ Chuckles ] It’s exactly the kind of good news I needed today.

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Daniel: You remember when we joked about creating a game that could help you deal with family conflict? Kind of what we’re doing.

Lily: Yeah. On one level.

Daniel: Well, you see how valuable that is, right?

Lily: [ Laughs ] Oh, I see what you’re doing. You’re using omega sphere to get me to talk about what I don’t want to talk about. Very clever.

Summer: Did you just defend sally spectra to me?

Kyle: I think she has more important things on her mind than trying to get a rise out of you, that’s all. I’m sure she’s scared and anxious about the situation she finds herself in. But the most important thing for everyone, including you, is the health and well-being of that baby.

Summer: Ugh. You’re right. She’s bringing a new life into this world, so I guess we all need to focus on the baby. But, kyle, if you think for a second that she wouldn’t use that baby to manipulate my dad, you are so naive.

Kyle: I think you have to face the fact that your dad’s relationship with sally has taken a few steps past being a casual thing. And if nick has chosen to stay by sally’s side during the pregnancy, then that’s —

[ Knock on door ] Are you expecting someone?

Summer: No, but I have an idea of who it is.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Nick: We need to talk. I brought in ensure max protein

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Kyle: Good to see you, nick.

Nick: You too.

Kyle: See you later.

Nick: I assume you know what this is about.

Summer: What exactly did sally tell you?

Nick: She told me that you two talked yesterday.

Summer: And, what, she just ran to go tell you all about it and now you’re here to scold me like a child?

Nick: I’m not here to scold you, summer. I just want this out in the open. Sally knows she’s never gonna get your support and understanding, but I expect it.

Summer: I’m running a little low on those things lately.

Nick: Look, I get it. You have a problem with this on a lot of different levels. You and sally have a messy history, but that was a long time ago. And things have really worked out for you since, right?

Summer: No, this isn’t about me holding a grudge. You’re confusing me for mom. I’m concerned for you.

Nick: Nothing is happening to me.

Summer: Dad, she’s using you.

Nick: No, she’s not. That is a hurtful and baseless accusation.

Summer: I have a question for you. How long did she know she was pregnant before she told you?

Nick: She didn’t tell me right away.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] Maybe she took her time on purpose. Maybe she wanted to wait so that she could reel you in and deepen your relationship with her.

Nick: Why would she do that?

Summer: So that you would do exactly what you’re doing right now, so that you would stand by her and protect her from adam.

Sharon: Let me explain.

Adam: Look, you said stop, so I will stop. I am not gonna say another word.

Sharon: What I meant was stop focusing on other people’s issues and deal with your own life. I know you, adam. Whatever you’re projecting to the world — this glib, devil-may-care attitude — I know you do care. Look, sally made a choice, and it was one that probably hurt your feelings, but it’s out of your control. And the same goes for chelsea. She has decided to spend her time with somebody else. And while you may be concerned about her, running around and ranting about billy doesn’t help the situation. It’s just a distraction. It allows you to avoid doing what you should be doing and paying attention to what you can control.

Adam: And what would that be?

Sharon: What about your job? Didn’t jack give you a great opportunity at jabot?

Adam: Um…yeah. Um, about that…

Sharon: What, did something go wrong?

Adam: Oh, well, would you look at that? Maybe my former colleague can explain what went wrong.

Sharon: “Former”?

Adam: Kyle. You remember me? How are things going at the old jabot salt mine?

Billy: I mean, I’m not surprised daniel loves the idea. He’s a brooding, artistic type, and this is a real story with real human emotion.

Chelsea: Yeah. He seemed to like how it would fit with his platform. So I think we could come up with a deal. He even laid out how it would all work.

Billy: What do you mean?

Chelsea: Well, his company would deal with the coding and mechanics. I would oversee that and design the visuals.

Billy: Sounds very promising.

Chelsea: Yeah. I thought the exact same thing.

Billy: You know, I’m wondering how this might work, actually, because, uh…

[ Clears throat ] I mean, does daniel have the authority to make these decisions on his own? Or do jill and lily still need to sign off?

Chelsea: Well, like I said, lily was there, and she heard everything. She seemed to like it. Unless she was just being polite. I mean, I did pitch this thing in the middle of a coffee shop.

Billy: No, no, no, no. No, not at all. If lily seemed like she liked it, I’m sure that’s true. You know, she can be brutal when it comes to business. And a lot of deals are made after elevator pitches. And this is your version of that.

Chelsea: I guess so.

Billy: Look, I’m sure it went as well as you think it did, okay? And they’d be foolish not to take this project. And they are not fools over there. They got rid of the last one when I walked out the door.

Chelsea: [ Laughs ]

Billy: I really think this is a perfect fit for daniel’s platform.

Chelsea: You do?

Billy: Yeah.

Chelsea: Really?

Billy: I’m very excited about it.

Chelsea: Okay. Well, that makes me feel better because I’m a little anxious about the business side of it all — you know, the — the contracts, negotiations, hiring.

Billy: Yeah, don’t worry about that. That’s just me falling into my corporate mind-set. If this is the right project for them, they’re gonna make it work. More importantly, I’m glad that you’re this excited about your own project and those creative juices are flowing again.

Chelsea: Well, thank you. I appreciate your support.

Billy: [ Clears throat ]

Chelsea: Um, but is something going on with you?

Billy: No. What do you mean by that?

Chelsea: I don’t know. You just seem more distant since you got here. Just, it feels different than the last time we hung out. Is something wrong? Hi, I’m karen.

Chelsea: Talk to me.

Billy: Jack. He offered me a job. And I’m a little distracted by it.

Chelsea: Wow. Well, I know you told me you had an enlightening conversation with him, but he gave you a job offer?

Billy: Yeah. He asked if I would take over where adam left off and, uh, become his co-ceo.

Chelsea: Oh, that’s a big deal.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: And very complicated, considering you just had an epiphany that you’re no longer comfortable working in the corporate world, and now you’re asked to go back.

Billy: That’s right.

Chelsea: So, are you really considering it?

Kyle: You’re not gonna believe this, but jabot somehow managed to survive without your half-assed contributions.

Adam: Oh, man. I’m happy to hear that the place is still standing before I was forced out.

Kyle: Yeah, you weren’t forced out.

Adam: Well, you and victor — you did your best.

Kyle: That’s right. The world is against you. That’s why you failed to make a single worthwhile contribution while you were in the c-suite.

Adam: I resigned. Yes. Um, and like I said, I don’t blame you. I don’t hold any ill will. You know, you were right to, uh, work to get me out of there. So, good job, young man.

Kyle: Well, I don’t really seek your approval, so that doesn’t mean much to me.

Adam: Well, sure. You, you know, only want your daddy’s thumbs-up, so… I don’t know if ousting me was a very proud moment for jack. I’m sorry about that. I hope my father made it worthwhile for you. Oh, he did, didn’t he? That’s so good. What did he give you for your treachery? A yacht? Full bag of cash? Maybe — no. A handful of magical beans?

Kyle: You just don’t stop, do you? I’m sorry, sharon. I’m going to get my coffee somewhere else today. I’ll be back soon.

Adam: See that? He’s bluffing. I told you there is nowhere to get coffee in this town other than here.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] He’s right, you know.

Adam: About what?

Sharon: You would rather stay fixated on the tiniest insult or injury rather than moving on to the next thing that brings you happiness.

Adam: That is not true, okay? I was — I was toying with kyle. I didn’t belong at jabot. Everybody knows that, sharon.

Sharon: Okay, so it didn’t work out at jabot. That just means that you need to move on and find the next thing that does work, something that you’re passionate about and brings you a sense of purpose.

Adam: Well, it turns out somebody may have already offered me that.

Daniel: Look, I am not gonna pressure you. If you don’t want to talk about what’s going on with your family, you don’t have to. But I just have to say I hate to see the way things have gotten with devon. I mean, he’s your brother, lily.

Lily: Yeah, I know. And a pretrial conference date has been set, so it’s really happening.

Daniel: It doesn’t have to.

Lily: What do you mean? It’s inevitable. And he’s not backing down. And he’s not happy that we hired amanda as our lawyer.

Daniel: Well, I wouldn’t be happy, either. It’s a harsh move.

Lily: Harsh move? It’s not out of spite. She’s the best person for the job.

Daniel: Which I totally understand. You’re gonna do whatever you think is necessary. It’s your company. You have to protect it.

Lily: Right, exactly. Thank you. I wish devon would understand that.

Daniel: Well, I think that devon’s actually handling things fairly well, given the circumstances.

Lily: Well, I mean, he’s saying the right things, but i can hear the disdain in his voice. He blames me for everything.

Daniel: I don’t think so. I just wish, as I’m sure you do, that there was some way to bring the two of you back together, you know, rather than driving you apart.

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Nick: Look, I know that this is coming from a good place.

Summer: Of course it is.

Nick: You’re concerned and you’re protective and this is the way you demonstrate it. But, summer, I’m telling you, you’re 100% wrong about this.

Summer: About which part?

Nick: About all of it. Especially sally. She doesn’t have an agenda. It would be impossible for her to have one.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Dad, you are way too trusting and open for your own good.

Nick: Look, she was so shaken when she found out she was pregnant. She felt scared and alone. But she’s not alone. We’re together. What we have is real.

Summer: What about what she has with adam? That’s gonna be real for the rest of their lives.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Yes. I am not the father of her baby. But it doesn’t change at all how I feel about her. And all of your eye-rolling and disapproval isn’t going to change anything. Supergirl, I love you. I love all of my children. You know that, right?

Summer: Yeah.

Nick: That doesn’t mean you get to run my life. I make my own choices. And I need you to respect that. I need you to open up your heart and mind to the idea of me and sally being together.

Sharon: Victor? That’s who made you the offer?

Adam: That is right.

Sharon: Didn’t you just say that he tried to get you fired from jabot?

Adam: Yes, he did try to get me fired, he tried to cut off my options, and then he dangled an attractive alternative in front of me.

Sharon: Sounds intriguing.

Adam: Yeah, well, at first i thought it was just another manipulation by my father, but it turns out the offer was real. And it may just be as fulfilling as what you describe, sharon.

Sharon: Okay.

Adam: And you’re right. The next thing that I do, it needs to give me a sense of purpose.

Sharon: Yeah. And it may be worth pursuing. At the very least, it could help you and victor work through your issues.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Suggesting that victor and i work through our issues. Okay, now I know that you are trying to therapist me.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: No, um… thank you for the straight talk, as always, sharon.

Sharon: Any time. You know it.

Adam: [ Clears throat ]

[ Sighs heavily ] Hey, dad. I’m ready to meet…and to talk.

Billy: You know, I have to confess, I am seriously considering taking the job at jabot.

Chelsea: Really?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] You sound surprised. Believe me, not as surprised as I am. A few weeks ago, I would have laughed at jack. I’m not wearing a suit and tie again.

Chelsea: Huh. So, what’s changed? You realized how good you look in a suit and tie?

Billy: Ha. That’s part of it.

Chelsea: Mm, mm-hmm.

[ Chuckles ]

Billy: No, I mean, I’m seriously considering taking the job because of you.

Chelsea: Me?

Billy: Yeah. I mean, you…

[ Sighs ] I’ve been here helping you out for this time, and the truth is, you’ve been helping me more than I was even aware. You’ve really helped me to see things differently, you know? Why we’re here. What’s — what’s it all about. And the truth is, family’s important. And I would like to work with my family again. So, thank you. Thank you for helping me see things in a different light.

Chelsea: Well, I owe you, now and forever.

Billy: No, that’s not true.

Chelsea: It is true. But even if it weren’t, I want to be there for you. I want to be your friend, your cheerleader, be in your corner. You’ve done all that and more for me.

Billy: But you would be alright on your own, too, wouldn’t you?

Chelsea: Yeah. I mean, I hate to think of my life without you in it. Just thinking about that makes my heart hurt. But I know I need to stand on my own. And I do, every hour of every day. But having you in my life on those days is a real bonus for me, so…

[ Sighs ] I’m just grateful to have you in my life.

Lily: Well, listen, I have to get back to work, but I am very happy that you are back on track with omega sphere.

Daniel: I’m inspired and ready to work.

Lily: Good. That’s what I want to hear. And listen, as far as me and devon go, I would love to find a solution, but I really think that we’re past that point.

Daniel: Are we, though? Or is there maybe a way to get the two of you just to sit down and listen to each other?

Lily: Daniel, we have tried that. It doesn’t work. And like you said, I have to do what it takes to protect my company, and I’m not gonna apologize for that. And clearly he feels the same way.

Daniel: Well, then, it is what it is.

Lily: Yes, it is what it is. We will talk later, okay?

Nate: Daniel, do you have a minute? It sounds like you and I want the same thing.

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Diane: Did you just ask me to —

Jack: I asked you to marry me. Yes, I did. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

Diane: Jack, I-I-I think you got caught up in the moment. This — this can’t be real.

Jack: No, it’s as real as it gets.

Diane: Jack. [ Sighs ]

Jack: Even if it was a spontaneous impulse, it is no less sincere. This feels right to me. This feels inevitable. Diane, it’s as simple as this. I love you. You love me. We belong together.

Diane: I think it’s more complicated than that.

Jack: No, it doesn’t have to be. Wait. Wait. Don’t — don’t — don’t — don’t say anything. Don’t give me your official answer yet. You — you sit tight. Don’t go anywhere.

Diane: What, you’re — you’re leaving?

Jack: I will be back as soon as I can.

[ Door closes ]

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Phyllis: I’m in your room. What happened?

Jeremy: You don’t remember?

Phyllis: Oh, god.

[ Sighs ] I was drinking. Ohh, vodka.

Jeremy: Drowning your sorrows.

Phyllis: Then I walked out of the hotel.

[ Inhales sharply ] Ohh. Then it’s blurry. Um… I heard a car. No. Did I get in a car? Oh, my god. Was anyone hurt?

Jeremy: Well, I tweaked my back a little when I picked you up off the street, but no one else was hurt.

Phyllis: You picked me up off the street?

Jeremy: Yeah, I watched you stumble out of the hotel lobby. I had a bad feeling, so i decided to keep an eye on you.

Phyllis: You’re a good samaritan.

Jeremy: I saved your life. You walked into traffic, cars were swerving, and then you just passed out right in the middle of the street.

Phyllis: Oh, my god.

Jeremy: You didn’t bang your head or get hit or anything, maybe some bumps and bruises, but all of that alcohol — whew — you were pretty out of it.

Phyllis: Then you brought me here. Why?

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Glass thuds ]

[ Exhales heavily ]

Sally: Look, you shouldn’t feel the need to check in.

Nick: I will take care of everything sally needs until the baby arrives.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Look, I-I get that you’re together, and I know that you’re gonna be around. I’m not fighting that. And I will try to resist the urge to spontaneously check in. But, um, I would really like to come to some of your doctor’s appointments or ultrasounds.

Sally: Um, yeah. I’ll think about it.

Adam: [ Sniffles, sighs ]

[ Inhales sharply ] Mnh.

Nick: Look at that. Twice in one day.

Adam: Imagine that.

Nick: You expecting someone?

Adam: Uh, nope. All alone. And you?

Nick: I just ordered some food for takeout. Won’t be ready for a little bit.

Adam: Ah.

Nick: I’m gonna sit.

Adam: Okay. Uh, so, what’s on your mind? Or do I know already?

Nick: We haven’t had a chance to talk, you know, just the two of us, since sally’s big news.

Summer: Thank you.

Sally: Summer.

Summer: Hey.

Sally: Hi. Dessert for the family?

Summer: Uh, it’s actually a breakfast treat for harrison.

Sally: Does he have a sweet tooth in the morning?

Summer: [ Chuckles ] Are you really that interested in my son’s food preferences?

Sally: I… excuse me?

Summer: I mean, I-I think you’re just attempting to be polite, but, sally, we really — we don’t have to do all that.

Sally: Okay. Fine.

Summer: I mean, if you want to talk, I’d much rather talk about what’s going on with you and my dad.

Sally: [ Clears throat ] Uh, what is it exactly that you want to know?

Summer: I mean, he hasn’t really talked to me about you much lately, so I figured either things have gone south or they’re getting more serious and he hasn’t wanted to get into a debate with me about it.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Um…yeah, there is actually something that you should know. It’s probably best to hear it from me. I am pregnant. For copd, ask your doctor about breztri.

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Billy: Nephew.

Kyle: Uncle.

Billy: Hey, what’s going on? What are you doing here?

Kyle: Just left a meeting with a couple of vendors. And you?

Billy: You know, contemplating life’s mysteries. Hey, I tried to get ahold of your dad, but I couldn’t reach him. Is he, uh — is he still at the office, or did he head home already?

Kyle: Neither. He’s out of town.

Billy: Emergency business meeting or what?

Kyle: Emergency, no. Business, no he and my mother decided to have a last-minute getaway.

Billy: Ooh, la la. Romantic getaway, huh?

Kyle: Yeah. They’ve been growing a lot closer lately. Mom even moved in.

Billy: Yeah. Uh, jack filled me in. He seems really excited about the way things are going.

Kyle: Mm.

Billy: Kind of crazy, right, how they’d find each other after all those years? I told him I couldn’t be happier for him.

Kyle: I’m sure he appreciate that.

Billy: You actually sounded sincere there.

Kyle: I am. Not everyone is thrilled. Ashley is —

Billy: Oh, she is livid.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Billy: Or so I hear. What about you? How are you feeling about your parents reuniting?

Diane: My contact with allie was never about deception. It was about reaching out. Trying to give you back something that you didn’t even know you’d lost.

Jack: I hope you don’t expect her to thank you.

Diane: But what about you? I know you’re grateful.

Jack: Oh, is that what you want? A thank-you? Thank you, diane. Are we done here?

Diane: I’m trying to make amends.

Jack: To me. Not to the people you hurt. The people you used and exploited. The people accused of your murder. All you left in your wake was heartache and fear and anger. Some of us got over it. Others? Like kyle? You stole from him something he can never get back. Your tore that little boy’s heart out. And for that, I will never forgive you.

Diane: Back in la, I hid my past. I was living a lie. I — I couldn’t get close to anybody because of it. And here in genoa city, I am dodging grenades, but I have to earn my conversations and my companionship. I have to face the damage that I’ve done, head on.

Jack: That is your mission.

Diane: Yeah. It’s going to take a while. But being here with you today and talking about kyle and harrison and being open about my past, it…

[ Exhales sharply ] …Almost makes me feel normal. And gives me hope for my future.

Diane: 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.

Diane: What can I do to convince you that there is nothing to this?

Jack: I’m not sure you can. This has been eye-opening for me. I’ve been giving you the benefit of the doubt for a long time now, but if I’m honest with myself, I still have trouble trusting you, and I’m not sure that’s ever going to change.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jeremy: I was there for you, phyllis, helping you in your moment of need.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ] You brought me up here because you’re still trying to devise a plan against diane and you’re scheming and you want me to be a part of it. So you figure I will because you picked me up off the ground.

Jeremy: Off the street. I’m sure there’s security footage of the whole thing. But I got there quick enough so you weren’t hurt. And it may look like you just tripped. It was handled discreetly. But imagine if there’s a video that shows you being wasted, wandering into traffic, passed out. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. A danger to herself and to others. Poor, poor phyllis.

Phyllis: People already think that about me, so you don’t have much leverage.

Jeremy: Well, this incident could have been so much worse if I hadn’t been there.

Phyllis: You’re trying to threaten me and coerce me into doing what you want. I won’t have that. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Nick: You’re in a tough spot, adam. I sympathize with you. I really do.

Adam: Um, thank you?

Nick: My concern is how you handle things from here on out.

Adam: And I assume by “handle things,” you mean between the three of us, you, sally, me. I mean, four if you include our baby.

Nick: Mainly with sally.

Adam: Yeah, look, I-I hear her loud and clear when she says this baby doesn’t change anything between us, okay? I’m gonna be a father to my child, but I’m not looking to interfere with what you and she have. Does that cover the bases to your satisfaction?

Nick: Sounds like we’re on the same page, which makes me happy. I’m not at all worried about my relationship with sally. We are solid. My concern is for her well-being.

Summer: I — I can’t — I can’t believe this. You’re — you’re pregnant with my little brother or sister?

Sally: Uh, no. I’m not pregnant with nick’s child.

Summer: Oh, my god. Thank god. I mean, you’re not that far along, though. What does that mean? That you slept with some other guy behind his back?

Sally: No, no. It’s not like that.

Summer: What’s it like, sally?

Sally: Okay. There was one other person, one time, a while ago, and it was about two people saying goodbye. Nick and I discussed it immediately, and he understood.

Summer: So, adam. He’s the — wow. Of course. Who else would it be?

Sally: Yeah. No, you’re right. It’s adam’s baby. But your father is very supportive.

Summer: Yeah. He’s a good guy, but you must have really hurt him.

Sally: Yeah, he was disappointed.

Summer: Okay, so obviously, it’s best for everybody if you and my dad just go your separate ways so that you and adam have time to figure all of this out before your due date.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, that’s not happening. Look, I have zero desire to re-ignite anything with adam, baby or no baby. We are co-parents, and that’s all. You know, in regards to your father and me, yeah, we’ve talked about what this means for us, and obviously it’s an ongoing conversation, but we want to stay together. Look, nick is in this with me, and he’s everything that I could want in a partner.

Summer: Of course he is, but that doesn’t mean that you —

[ Exhales sharply ]

Sally: That I what? That I deserve him? Is that what you are gonna say?

Summer: Something like that.

Sally: You know, I’m really grateful that nick and I have something so special that we both still want to make it work. So, hopefully, after you have time to think all of this through, you can accept that.

Summer: Yeah. I-I think I’m gonna need some time to think about all of this. No, wait. Actually, I’ve thought about it, and, sally, you could not be more selfish.

Kyle: That man better not even contemplate hurting my son.

Jack: Kyle, I saw how bad this sounds. Don’t worry. We will handle this together.

Kyle: Yeah, damn right we will.

Jack: And I will do everything necessary to protect your mother.

Jack: After dina died, I was closer to kyle and my sisters and billy and abby and the whole abbott family. But now it turns out the teardrop of love may not have only brought me family love. It may have brought me a beautiful, captivating, gorgeous woman. Maybe the gem just needed a little time to do its magic. My celebrity colorist?

Kyle: Why do you care what i think about my mom and dad being together?

Billy: Because you’re family. We’re not exactly close because you’re a pain in the neck. But I’m on your side and I do care about what you think. I hope you know that.

Kyle: So, all the sudden, you’re going to be the understanding uncle?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Your dad said you’re on the fence, but he believes eventually you’ll come back around. Is he right about that?

Kyle: Time will tell.

Billy: Look, kyle, it’s understandable you’d have mixed feelings about all this.

Kyle: I want my parents to be happy. If they can do that together, I’m all for it. It’d be cool for them to have a stable relationship after all these years.

Billy: But you’re worried that someone’s gonna get hurt.

Kyle: I’d hate to see that happen. And given their history….

Billy: Yeah. I hear you there.

Kyle: Look, if I’m telling the truth, I’m more worried about my mom hurting my dad than the other way around. I know she’s worked so hard to turn her life around. She’s trying to be a better person, and I love that. And I don’t doubt her feelings towards him.

Billy: But it’s impossible to forget what’s happened in the past, the way she just up and left you as a kid. You know, I haven’t been through what you have, but I can relate on some level.

Kyle: How so?

Billy: Well, my mom, jill, wasn’t exactly a doting maternal presence in my life when I was young. In fact, she still isn’T. You know, I think I broke the family record for being the youngest kid sent off to boarding school.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: She just wasn’t interested in being a mother. And I resented that for a long time. But on the flip side, I had an amazing dad. You know, even when we would butt heads — and we did — I always knew that he was there for me, no matter what.

Kyle: Like my dad.

Billy: Naturally you feel protective of the parent that was a constant in your life. And your instincts are telling you to protect yourself, as well. Look, no matter how good things are right now, you’re already half-prepared for being disappointed all over again. But I believe that people can become the person that you want them to be, that you hoped they’d be. And — and I hope that diane does that for you. I hope she can prove that history doesn’t have to repeat itself…and you get the family that you always wanted.

[ Door opens ]

Jack: Hello?

Diane: Jack.

Jack: Oh, good. You’re still here.

Diane: As if I’d have gone anywhere. Uh, where — where — where did you go?

Jack: Madame…

Diane: Thank you.

Jack: I’d like to propose a toast. To the new life you have created for yourself, to the incredible changes you’ve brought to mine.

Diane: Mm.

Jack: When I think of our future together, believe me, it is spectacular.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Well, I like the sound of that. Cheers.

Jack: Cheers.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Okay. May I?

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: I want to get this right.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Oh, jack.

Jack: Diane jenkins, would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: Will you make me, at long last, the happiest, the luckiest man in the world?

Diane: [ Exhaling sharply ]

Jeremy: I assume you need this. I have aspirin, too.

Phyllis: I don’t want aspirin. Thank you. I’m good. I will take care of myself.

Jeremy: Tough. Self-sufficient. I admire that. But I suggest you examine what led to your incident tonight.

Phyllis: I’m getting a lecture from a felon?

Jeremy: [ Laughs ] Well, from what I’ve seen, your whole world is falling apart, whether you want to admit it or not. And I bet it’s tearing you up. I know what happens when you let things like that fester inside. I spent six long years in prison, and for the first couple, I was consumed with bitterness. Then one day I had a realization which gave me a sense of calm.

Phyllis: I know you want to tell me about it, so go on.

Jeremy: I decided I wasn’t gonna let those burning feelings eat me alive anymore. I was gonna use them as fuel for a plan aimed at one specific target — the person that ruined my life. And I believe that approach could work wonders for you, as well, especially since the target of your anger is the same as mine — diane jenkins. We can bring her down, phyllis. With purpose comes serenity. Ubrelvy helps u fight migraine attacks.

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Diane: Jack, you are by far the most loving, romantic, incredible man I’ve ever known. And I — I do love you so much. I… my entire life is changed because of the second chance you’ve given me. And I am so grateful.

[ Sniffles ] Nothing would make me happier than to be your wife. But I can’T. We can’T.

Sally: I get that you’re upset, okay? I can hardly blame you. It is a lot to take in.

Summer: No kidding.

Sally: Look, nick and I have been very open with each other since the very beginning, okay? We share our feelings. We don’t keep secrets from each other. And, no, we have no idea what the future holds. But as of right now, we want to stay together and keep building our relationship. So, if nick wants to be with me, that’s his decision to make, and I hope you can respect that.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] My dad is extremely protective of the people that he’s close with. So of course his natural instinct is to stick by you, whether or not it’s good for him.

Sally: Nick is happy with me. We’re happy.

Summer: You know, it wasn’t too long ago that I told my dad that I thought that you were using him, but I thought it would be for money or status or the doors that he could open for you. And he told me that I was wrong.

Sally: You are.

Summer: I knew that eventually you would show your true colors, and it seems like that time has come.

Sally: What — what does that mean?

Summer: I think it’s pretty clear, sally. You’re definitely using my dad as a shield to protect yourself from adam.

Adam: So, I take it that you are the arbiter of sally’s well-being now? You get to decide what’s good, what’s not. And clearly I’m on the “not” list.

Nick: It is not like that at all. Look, I get it. You want to be a part of this journey along with sally and your baby. But there is a fine line.

Adam: One which you’ve drawn. And where is that exactly?

Nick: I’m just pretty sure you’re gonna try and use this situation to slowly insinuate yourself back into sally’s world.

Adam: How am I gonna do that, nick? How am I gonna insinuate myself back into sally’s life?

Nick: Perfect example — when you asked sally if you could be a part of all of her doctor’s appointments and sonograms like you did earlier.

Adam: Um, okay. I didn’t say “all.” I said “some.”

Nick: It might make you feel like you have this sense of entitlement or that you’re sharing this connection that sally isn’t feeling. It’s just gonna make her life a lot more difficult. I could tell she was trying to be polite. She told you she would think about it, but she was also feeling a lot of pressure, and she just doesn’t need the stress right now.

Adam: You know, it’s interesting that you say you understand my situation. You act as if you’ve accepted the baby is mine and that when he or she is born that I will have a role to play in their life — and in sally’s, by extension. But yet this sounds awfully a lot like a warning to back the hell off.

Nick: I am not threatening you.

Adam: No?

Nick: I am simply suggesting that you look deep inside and ask yourself, is it fair to put what you want above what sally needs?

Adam: [ Scoffs ] You know, I’m not surprised you think so little of me, nick. Although a part of me had hoped for better. And, yeah, we did clash when you got together with sally, but we were getting along for a while, and I thought our relationship had evolved. You even warned me about victor trying to screw things up for me at jabot. You know, ironically, I’m not even mad about him for that anymore. He was right. I don’t belong at jabot. I wasn’t fulfilled there.

Nick: What, so, you went from not trusting dad and wanting anything to do with him to this?

Adam: Trust me. No one is as surprised as I am. But I’m seeing things through a new lens. You know, this whole time, i thought victor was trying to control me because he only saw me as the sum of my worst tendencies. But maybe he’s the only one in the family who sees my true nature and that he understands me better than anyone, even myself.

Kyle: I wasn’t expecting you to be so open and positive. Not that I don’t appreciate it. It’s just not our usual thing.

Billy: I can be a supportive uncle when you need me to be.

Kyle: But you’d rather bust my chops every chance you get.

Billy: Yeah, I’d prefer that.

Kyle: Yeah, well, I got to get out of here. I got to get back to the office. There’s a lot to tie up tonight.

Billy: Alright. Hey, listen, if you talk to your dad, can you, uh, just ask him to give me a call?

Kyle: Yeah. Something urgent?

Billy: Yeah. I’m seriously considering his proposal.

Kyle: What proposal is that?

Trelegy for copd.

Jeremy: So, that’s it. Bare bones. It needs some work. But I can tell by that look in your eye you’re intrigued. It’s a good plan, right?

Phyllis: No. I can’t participate in your plan. It would rock my world and not in a good way.

Jeremy: Come on, phyllis.

Phyllis: Thank you.

Jeremy: Aren’t you ready for a change like that? Huh? Shake things up. Get your mojo back.

Phyllis: I can’T. I’d lose everything.

Jeremy: It seems to me you already have.

Phyllis: Um, excuse me.

Jeremy: Instead of spinning out of control, you can keep a clear focus, not to mention the satisfaction of giving diane exactly what she deserves — because I guarantee it’ll work. And afterwards, you’ll be triumphant, a whole new woman.

Phyllis: Um…right. Well, I-I don’t think it’s a good plan, actually. I think it — I just — I don’t think it will work. Nothing has worked. Um, I’ll give it some thought.

Jeremy: Well, that’s better than a flat-out “no.” Take your time. Take all the time you need. Within reason.

Phyllis: What does that mean?

Jeremy: I’m moving forward with the plan, but I can’t do it alone. Look, this isn’t for you and you don’t think you have enough of an appetite for justice and revenge, then I’ll find someone else. But I would hate for you to lose out on this golden opportunity.

Jack: Wait, wait, what would possess you to say that? You know we belong together.

Diane: Just let me get this out, okay? I can’t marry you because it wouldn’t be fair to you or — or to your family. Jack, I’ve got a target on my back, and I can’t keep bringing chaos and — and — and danger to you and to the people that we love.

Jack: If you’re talking about stark, we are both on his list, remember?

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Do you honestly think i would let you face that man on your own? We are a team, united. And once we are husband and wife, that bond is even stronger, impervious to his threats or anyone else’S. Now, I say we stop running from jeremy stark. I say… I say we stop running from this. This has been decades in the making. We’ve known each other most of our lives.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: We’ve been together. We’ve been apart. We’ve been together. We’ve been apart. We were engaged. We broke each other’s hearts. We… we never made the last step because it wasn’t the right time for us. Diane, it is now. Now is the right time. I believe that with everything in me. Please. Please say yes.

Billy: Thank you. Hello.

Phyllis: Hi.

Billy: You okay?

Phyllis: Yeah. Why do you ask?

Billy: Well, it seems like you’ve had better days.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] I’m gonna pretend you didn’t say that.

Billy: I mean it sincerely. You alright?

Phyllis: If you want to help me, can, um — can you, uh, tell me where jack is? Is he working? Is he at the house?

Billy: Actually, I was looking for him earlier, and, uh, I found out that he and diane left on a romantic vacation earlier today.

Phyllis: Nice.

Billy: You do know they’re back together, right? I just assumed summer filled you in.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. I know.

Billy: When I say “back together” [Chuckles] It seems like things are really rolling along. You know, she just moved in, and now they’re on a romantic getaway. Seems like this is what they want and they’re in it for the long haul. Crazy, isn’t it? There’s nothing like hitting the waves.

Nick: So, dad is the only one who understands your true nature. I don’t even know how to respond to that.

Adam: Well, for the record, i didn’t think that I was even capable of change either, nick. I thought I was just the way everybody saw me — as a borderline monster, you know, just out to cause trouble for sport. But these last few months, they have had a profound effect on me.

Nick: How so?

Adam: Well, I’ve had to deal with the consequences of my breakup with sally. I’ve had to reconsider my career path after this, uh, less-than-glorious stint at jabot. And… and I’ve had to reestablish the most important relationships in light of, um, certain struggles people have had, okay? Spending time with chelsea and connor lately — it’s reminded me what matters most, that you can’t take anyone or anything for granted, and you certainly can’t complain with the way people are treating you if you’re not willing to meet them halfway. I mean, I see sally, victor, even you more clearly now. I see the kindness and the decency that you have given me when you reached out and you gave me a chance to be a better man. And I couldn’t rise to the occasion then. But I think it’s time to try again.

Sally: You are so wrong.

Summer: When adam dumped you, you had a big reality check as to the kind of person he was and how he treats everyone around him, including people he claims to love. And now you’re pregnant with his baby. You’re tied to him for life, whether or not you want to be. And who knows? Maybe you’re actually scared that you’re gonna fall for him again. Either way, you’re using my dad. You’re exploiting his kindness and his big heart to protect yourself.

Sally: Okay, will you stop? I’m not using nick in any way. We have a deep connection. Our feelings for each other are real.

Summer: You’re pregnant with his brother’s baby. You know their history. In what universe does this end well for anyone involved? You know what? My dad doesn’t deserve this chaos, and it seems like, sally, chaos is all you are capable of creating.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Oh! Ah. Jack, you’re right. This is our time, so… yes. Yes! A thousand times, yes!

Jack: Ohh!

Diane: Oh.

Jack: Um…

Diane: Okay. Wow.

[ Sighs ] Ah.

[ Knock on door ]

Phyllis: I’m in.

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