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[ Mid-tempo music playing ]

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Noah: Allie. What are the chances of running into you here?

Allie: What?

Noah: I said, what are —

Allie: [ Chuckles ] Sorry. Hey.

Noah: I was trying to make a joke about running into you when you’re about to go running.

Allie: That’s not really a joke since I called you and invited you to join me.

Noah: Okay. Not funny. But, you know, it did sound a little charming in my head.

Allie: Mm-hmm. Sure it did. Alright. Are you ready?

Noah: Let’s do this.

Allie: Alright. Great. Try to keep up!

Nick: Hey.

Sharon: So, what brings you by? A big cup of coffee or a little friendly conversation?

Nick: I’ll take both.

Sharon: I, um, saw victor and adam’s press conference earlier. I hope you knew that all of that was gonna happen.

Nick: Yeah, I was fully aware and in the loop this time. Once victoria said she was reunited with ashland, the writing was on the wall. She packed up her things, she said goodbye to the family, and then left town, the way she said she was gonna.

Sharon: Really? I’m kind of surprised how quickly that situation escalated.

Nick: When my sister makes up her mind, there is no slowing her down.

Sharon: Mm. Well, I hope you at least got to speak to victoria before she left and tell her that you will always be there for her, no matter what she decides to do.

Nick: I did, uh, get a chance to talk to her. Grateful for that. Obviously completely disagree with her decision, but me being frustrated with the family is pretty common right now.

Sharon: Is there something else going on?

Nick: I just really don’t like it that my dad put adam into the ceo seat. We both know how he handled that last time. And I think it’s a foolish move to shove adam right into victoria’s chair before it even gets cold. Victoria’s reign may be over, but trust me — the second round of games is about to begin.

Mariah: [ Sighs ]

[ Keys clacking ]

[ Guitar music playing ]

Tessa: [ Clears throat ] Hi.

Mariah: Hey.

Tessa: [ Smooches ]

Mariah: Why’d you stop? Oh, well, uh, with you working remotely, I figured my music was probably distracting.

Mariah: What are you talking about? How many people get to work with a private concert in the background? I love it. Just like I love calling you my wife.

Tessa: Well, tell me — what’s my wife working on lately?

Mariah: Well, uh, the marketing team has their hands full now that jabot has acquired marchetti, so we all need to get up to speed on the fashion industry.

Tessa: Whew, that sounds like a pretty big deal.

Mariah: It is. It is. But we can handle it. It’s all good. And it means that kyle is gonna be sticking around for longer with harrison. You know, I’d even be happy to see summer stick around, too.

Tessa: Look how far you’ve come.

Mariah: I know. It’s wonderful.

[ Laughs ]

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Mariah: But as thrilled as i am that they’re gonna be staying in town, that also means that kyle’s mom, diane, is gonna be doing the same. And that… that is very, very complicated for a lot of people in genoa city.

Tessa: Hmm.

Diane: Jack, is everything alright?

Jack: Yeah. Yeah. Everything’s fine. I just have something I have to deal with.

Diane: Oh. Then I’ll let you have some privacy. I was hoping to spend some time with harrison anyway. I thought maybe I could take him to the park, if that’s alright?

Jack: Uh, sure. I’m sure he’d like that, especially with kyle and summer kind of tied up.

Diane: Excellent. I will go get him ready and let the nanny know she can take a break.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Jack: [ Breathes deeply ]

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Jack: Phyllis.

Phyllis: Hey. Thank you for picking up. I just wanted to tell you that I’m back in town. Um…

[ Sighs ] Listen. I’d love to talk. Um, we still have some unresolved business.

Jack: I think I said before you left that there’s nothing more for us to say.

Phyllis: Okay. Listen, are we gonna let this thing with diane ruin all the progress we’ve made?

Jack: This thing was between you and me, not diane.

Phyllis: You’re right. You’re right. Can we at least talk about it?

Jack: Yeah. We can. We should do this in person, though. I’ll come to you.

[ Keys jangling ]

Diane: Harrison is so excited about our playdate. I’ll just pack some snacks.

Jack: Good. Have fun.

[ Door closes ]

Tessa: Well, I hope that kyle knows, whatever happens with diane, that we’re here to support him.

Mariah: Oh. Yeah. I’ve definitely made that clear. I mean, I know what it’s like to have your mom come into your life suddenly when you’re an adult, so I’m happy to be his sounding board.

Tessa: Mm.

Mariah: What are you looking for in there?

Tessa: Uh, tea and honey. I thought that we had some, but I guess we’re out.

Mariah: Really? I mean, we had plenty the other day. Did you go through it already?

Tessa: Yeah. I guess I must have. I’ve been drinking a lot because my throat is still a little sore.

Mariah: Does it hurt to sing?

Tessa: No, no. Uh, not really. I was just resting my voice because I’ve been singing a lot for rehearsing for tour, and that’s probably why it’s aggravated. I’m sure it’s no big deal.

Mariah: Maybe you’re coming down with something.

Tessa: Well, but I don’t have any other symptoms. It’s probably allergies. You know, it’s that time of year.

Mariah: Yeah, but your throat’s been bugging you ever since we got back from the honeymoon. Maybe you should go and have it checked out. You know, I heard of these amazing people. They’re called doctors. And they can help with that sort of thing.

Tessa: I’m sure it’s nothing. And instead of debating the issue, maybe you should, uh, take a break with me.

Sharon: Newman family games. That sounds ominous.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Dad and adam are only thinking about themselves. You know, they each have an agenda. They’re not thinking about what’s best for the company.

Sharon: Well, hopefully they at least have one goal in common — that newman enterprises succeeds, right?

Nick: I will allow that adam does seem to possess the skills to do a job like this. He’s done a great job of evolving in the past year. But his desire to ascend to the throne comes from a very selfish place.

Sharon: Look, I’m — I’m not trying to defend adam here, but — I don’t know — is it possible that maybe you’re being a little too hard on him?

Nick: Sharon, just look this situation with ashland. Adam doesn’t give a damn about victoria or what happens to her. He’s just patiently waiting for his chance to swoop in and grab the ceo title for himself.

Sharon: Hmm. Well, maybe he was just concerned that the company would suffer with so much going on?

Nick: Ultimately, his true motives don’t even matter. I mean, this was dad’s call to make. And it’s not like he didn’t have other options. I mean, my mom certainly could have done the job herself, or, in an emergency, dad could have stepped back in.

Sharon: You know, I’m surprised that nikki didn’t push for that job. I mean, she was victoria’s co-ceo.

Nick: Yeah, she’s got mixed feelings about that. But this move was made to send a message to victoria and to provoke a reaction. So, this isn’t about business. It’s strictly personal.

Sharon: Ah, so your parents are hoping this move with adam will make victoria come running back.

Nick: There you go.

Sharon: Well, hey, it’s a gamble, but it could work. And if it does, where does that leave adam?

Nick: Well, adam’s no dummy. I’m sure he’s got his eyes wide open. He knows how dad likes to operate, but he wants to prove that he’s the right man for the job, whether my sister changes her mind or not. And unfortunately, I don’t see that happening.

Sharon: It just never ends, does it?

Nick: It really doesn’T. This whole thing is filled with a bunch of gory details I’m not gonna bore you with, but just know this — everyone has got an angle, but they’re all acting on emotion. My sister, my dad, adam, my mom. They all just need to take a collective breath and figure out what is the next best move to make.

Sharon: And who’s gonna get them to do that?

Nick: Well, unfortunately, it’s times like this I’m reminded that I don’t have a real official role at newman, other than my board seat. So, at times, I would like to have more influence over the, uh — the outcomes of the crises when they pop up.

Sharon: What are you saying here? Are you actually considering going back to newman? Can dove stop 98%

Nick: That was not my intent. I’m not seriously considering throwing my hat back into the ring at newman.

Sharon: Mm, maybe not consciously, but the way you were talking just now…

Nick: I don’t know. I just would like to be more than just some voice offering up my opinions and advice from the outside.

Sharon: Since when? ‘Cause I thought you wanted nothing to do with newman enterprises.

Nick: Yeah. Me too. But this whole situation’s got me really rethinking some things. I mean, it’s been a long time since I’ve felt like this. I thought everything was going great. You know, the company was flourishing under victoria’s incredible leadership. Mom was her right-hand man. Dad was in advisory role. Adam was over at newman media crushing it.

Sharon: Well, then that all blew up.

Nick: Again. I’m just [Sighs] — Just very nervous about how this is gonna play out within my family and also in the eyes of the public and the business world.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Tessa: Hi.

Nick: Hey. There they are.

Mariah: Hi.

Sharon: Oh, there’s the two newlyweds. I barely see you since you’ve been home from france, even though you live right upstairs.

Tessa: Oh, yeah, well…

Mariah: We’ve just been taking care of stuff that piled up when we were gone.

Nick: Ah. Too busy honeymooning.

Sharon: Hey, enjoy some time alone being honeymooners. Say no more.

Nick: How’s your day today?

Mariah: Uh, well, I am fantastic, but this one…

Tessa: This one is fine. I just need a mug of tea and honey.

Mariah: Yeah, because she guzzled all of ours down for her sore throat.

Sharon: Really? That’s been going on for a while now, hasn’t it?

Tessa: Yeah, but I’m — I’m sure it’s nothing.

Sharon: Well, whether it is or whether it isn’t, um, you should see someone about it.

Mariah: And there it is, the other reason why we are here — because I knew that I would find someone who agrees with me.

[ Both breathing heavily ]

Noah: You know, I consider myself a pretty decent athlete.

Allie: You do?

Noah: Yeah.

Allie: Yeah?

Noah: I play sports, I work out all the time, but… you’re fast, like, really fast.

Allie: Well, I run almost every day. It’s kind of my thing. Well, one of my many things.

Noah: Along with chemical engineering, being super analytical and precise about everything? You know, some people might say you’re a type-a personality.

Allie: And you know what? Those people might be right. What? You got a problem with it?

Noah: No. No. In fact, I kind of envy you. I wish I had a routine.

Allie: You can always create new habits right now.

Noah: Nah. Nah. It’s just not me. I’ve always needed to be inspired to get stuff done.

Allie: Mm. Well, maybe — just maybe — you can find some inspiration from the way I just kicked your butt.

Noah: Oh.

Allie: I mean, I’m sure you don’t want to be embarrassed like that again.

Noah: Oh, that will never happen again.

Allie: Ah. Uh-huh.

Diane: Have fun on the playground, harrison! Oh. Nice to see you two.

[ Knock on door ]

Phyllis: Hey. Thank you for coming. Come on in. Thanks. Um…thank you for the opportunity. Uh… and you’re right. It’s better to talk face-to-face.

Jack: I’m here to let you say whatever it is you have to say, but I should warn you — it’s not gonna change anything.

Phyllis: Okay. I get it. Thanks for giving me the chance. You want some wine?

Jack: It’s a little early for me. Please don’t let me stop you.

Phyllis: Okay, well, I’m — I’m having wine. It’s good for the nerves. I mean — but please join me. It’s a great year. Um… you’re not gonna make me drink alone, are you?

Jack: This isn’t gonna work, red.

Phyllis: Well, how do you know that? You haven’t even heard anything I have to say. You know better than to count me out. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

Sharon: Okay, tessa, you are my daughter-in-law now, so I’m going to give you some motherly advice. You need to make an appointment. It’s been too many days, and it’s not gotten better. And what could it hurt? If it’s something minor, it’s no harm, no foul, and if it is something more serious, well, you’ll have caught it early.

Nick: And nobody has brought up the real upset of all this, and that is you could get mariah to stop bugging you to death about it because we all know she’s never gonna let it go.

Sharon: Love is the most important part of marriage, but compromise is right up there with it.

Mariah: Exactly. And, look, one day you are gonna need me to compromise on something, and I promise I will do it gladly for the benefit of our relationship.

Tessa: I’m gonna hold you to that because we have witnesses.

Mariah: I promise. So, you’ll make the appointment?

Tessa: Ugh! Okay, okay. I’ll see if my doctor can squeeze me in.

Mariah: Today.

Tessa: Okay. As soon as possible.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ] Wonderful. I knew I came to the right place.

Nick: You’re welcome.

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

Diane: Allie, I’m glad you found another young person to hang out with. You two seem to be spending a lot of time together. And, noah, I’m sure you know other people your age that you could introduce allie to, as well.

Noah: Yeah, I do, but I don’t see why that’s any of your concern.

Allie: Noah, she’s just — she’s just being friendly.

Diane: No, no, it’s alright, allie. I thought noah was okay with me. He seemed fine the last time we saw each other. But now I know he was just holding back.

Noah: What did you expect? What, that I could just forget the past, stand around making small talk like nothing ever happened? I wish I can give you the benefit of the doubt, diane. I really do. But you did some seriously messed-up stuff to people I care about. And I don’t plan on getting over that anytime soon.

Phyllis: Okay. Uh, listen, I did a lot of thinking when I was in savannah, and, um… how I flaunted our relationship to stick it to diane. I’m — [ Sighs ] I hate that you think I used you. I’m so sorry. If I could do it over again… listen. You were right to be furious with me. I’m — I’m furious with myself.

Jack: Phyllis —

Phyllis: Just let me finish. Just let me — let me finish. Um… uh, it was outrageous and it was immature and it wrong. And there’s no justifying it. I’m not — I’m not trying to justify my actions.

[ Breathes deeply ] Jack. It’s old wounds, you know? It’s just a lot of old wounds and insecurities and… it’s getting the better of me.

Jack: You talk a great game. You always have. I’ve heard this before. And remember — I got a recent reminder that you are a master at faking sincerity.

Phyllis: You think I’m faking it right now? Is that what you think? You think I’m being cavalier about this?

[ Voice breaking ] I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve right now. I may seem fine, but I am losing it inside. I am losing it. And I am sorry. I don’t know what to tell you. I regret my actions. I regret them. I do. I mean, and I cannot believe that I blew everything up when we were getting so close.

Jack: Close to what? We had a couple passionate encounters, prompted by the return of a woman you hate.

Phyllis: Is that how you see everything?

Jack: No, what we had is not the beginning of a relationship. What we had…is a moment… to imagine what could have been, a little what-if. At least, that’s what it was for me. For you, it was a calculated move designed to one-up diane.

Phyllis: Okay, it was more complicated than that.

Jack: Oh, you want to be honest? Good. Let’s be honest. You only regret what you did because it backfired. I thought things had changed. I thought things you changed. I thought you were finally capable of building a future that we talked about, that we wanted, that we deserved. That woman came back to town, and in no time out comes the phyllis of years ago. I am not gonna make the same mistakes again. You have to accept the fact that whatever fleeting moment we had is over.

Phyllis: I have changed. I have. And I will prove it to you.

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Diane: You have every reason to feel that way about me, noah.

Allie: Look, guys, I wasn’t here when all of this happened, so I can’t speak to that. But what I do know is that diane did me a big favor. Without her, I would still have been all alone out in the world, and now I have this big, beautiful family, out of nowhere.

Noah: Yeah, but the way she went about introducing you and jack was a bit sketchy, don’t you think?

Allie: Agreed. Absolutely. She could have gone about it in a better way. But I do think who she is now versus what she did in the past isn’t the same person.

Diane: Thank you, allie. I’m touched and grateful that you’ve even given me even half a chance. But I have no choice. I have to face these attacks because I did do some pretty terrible things. And I understand that there are some people who will have a problem with my presence here, but I can take it. Because spending time with my son and grandson makes it all absolutely worth it. Harrison, come on, little one!

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Mariah: I am so glad that tessa’s doctor could get her in today. She was being so stubborn. She wasn’t listening to me. So, thank you for the backup.

Sharon: Just doing my mother-in-law duties.

Mariah: And thank you for letting us derail whatever conversation you were having when we walked in.

Nick: Tessa’s health is far more important.

Mariah: Well, I saw the look between the two of you. Anything wrong?

Sharon: Um, no complaints on my end, at least not at the moment.

Mariah: Nick? What about you? Is everything alright?

Nick: I’m assuming you saw the press conference?

Mariah: Yes. Yes, I did. Victoria’s out. Adam’s in. I — I definitely did not see that coming.

Nick: Well, you should know by now newmans like to keep people on their toes.

Mariah: I’ll take that to mean that you don’t want to talk about it. Or least you don’t want to talk about it with me, which is fine. So, let me just say — I wish you luck with whatever you’re going through with your family.

Nick: Thank you.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Mariah: Oh. Um, well, that’s work, so I — I’ve got to take this. I’m so sorry. I have to run. But thank you guys. I’ll see you later.

Sharon: See you later.

Nick: Bye.

Mariah: Hi. Yes, uh, just one second. Let me grab my computer.

Sharon: So, where were we? Earlier it seemed like maybe you were just sorting through some of your feelings, but I got the distinct impression that you would not be content sitting on the sidelines of newman.

Nick: You seem shocked by the very idea of that.

Sharon: Oh, I am. Believe me, I never thought that we would be having this conversation again…ever.

Nick: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: I have flaws. I know I have flaws. Everybody has flaws. But I went and I extended an olive branch to that woman. I told her that I’m putting the past behind me. There’s no resentment. And you know why I did that? Because it was best for all of us.

Jack: From what I understand, the real reason for this grand gesture was summer, who was present at this supposed meeting of the minds. She have to drag you there kicking and screaming?

Phyllis: No, she didn’T. I went willingly.

Jack: Well, you’ll forgive me if I doubt the veracity of this so-called truth.

Phyllis: Okay, do you think that was easy for me to sit there and say all of that to diane? No. It was very difficult. But why did I do it? Because it was good. It was the greater good — for everyone!

Jack: Including us? There is no us.

Phyllis: Stop it.

[ Stammers ] Okay. Let’s just go back. When we went to california to find allie and then we discovered diane… I mean, did you — did you not feel that there was a deeper connection in our relationship?

Jack: As friends. As friends, phyllis. We should have settled for that. Look, I take full blame for crossing the linE. I should have known better. But I let my desire and my fervent hope for something greater get in my way. And now I may have destroyed even the friendship.

Phyllis: No, you didn’T. You didn’t destroy it. You didn’T. I’m still your friend. I mean, come on, jack. Enough of this. This is not where our story ends. You love rich, delicious ice cream.

Nick: Believe me, these thoughts of going back to newman are just as much of a shock to me, but what can I say? I’ve got a long history with that place.

Sharon: Yes. You led that company many times over the years. But I thought you were done with it now, at least in any formal capacity. And, you know, I was really proud of you when you extricated yourself from the family business and all of its drama that comes with it for what i thought was the very last time.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. I was convinced I was done with that place forever.

Sharon: Well, you really embraced becoming your own man, and you’ve flourished at new hope. And now noah joining you there — that’s just the icing on the cake.

Nick: All true.

Sharon: So then help me understand why you would consider going back.

Nick: No, no, no. I’m not making any moves right now, alright? This is just two people talking about some very nonspecific ideas in some broad terms.

Sharon: Understood.

Nick: Hypothetically speaking, if I had stayed at the company, I would have been in a much better position to help protect my sister’s ceo seat. I also would have been able to do a lot more in regards to preventing my dad from pitting victoria against adam, while also supporting my mother.

Sharon: Because you are the voice of reason in the family trying to find some balance.

Nick: Well, I’ve tried my best. I’ve certainly made a lot of mistakes. But I think everybody in the family knows that I mean well and that my priorities are straight when it comes to their personal lives, as well as the company. You know, the irony is that I’m in this position of neutrality because I’ve been able to keep so much distance from the company for so long.

Sharon: Before you take this any further, I think that you just need to ask yourself one question. At this point in your life, would you feel more satisfied taking a larger role in newman or maintaining the distance that has served you so well until now?

Allie: Thank you, sir.

Noah: Allie, before we go in, I — I wanted to apologize for making you feel uncomfortable earlier. I hate that I got so worked up in front of diane.

Allie: No, no, you have nothing to apologize for.

Noah: Yes, I do. I thought that I had accepted diane being back in town. I mean, I was perfectly civil before. I-I don’t know. Something about seeing her today just… all the stuff she put my family through just came flooding back in. And she caused a lot of chaos in this town before she died. Or before she disappeared, rather. And now she’s causing even more by showing her face around here again.

Allie: Well, but you can’t really blame her for the latter, right? I mean, that’s not really her fault.

Noah: Yeah, allie, I can’t help but wonder — what makes you think she deserves a second chance when you don’t even really know what she did?

Phyllis: Let’s press the reset button here. This is — I mean, you think I’m insincere? Really? I mean, you — you know me better than anyone. Look in my eyes. Don’t you see the truth?

Jack: Yes, I look in your eyes and I see the truth. That’s not the point.

Phyllis: What am I missing?

Jack: The very root of the whole thing, why it is you acted the way you did to begin with. This isn’t new. You keep telling me about growth and maturity. Phyllis, look back over the last few years at your relationship with men. It has been a disaster.

Phyllis: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: Uh, wow, that’s low.

Jack: No, I — red, listen to me. Think about it. Billy, nick, me. The last time you were with nick, you couldn’t have been happier. Things were going great. And then they went south, and you turned to me. And then just when it seemed we were gonna be together, in a matter of days you sabotaged any potential there was.

Phyllis: Because of diane. And I let it go.

Jack: I know you’re gonna try to let it go. You’ve tried to break the pattern in the past. Maybe it’s not a pattern. Maybe it’s just who you are. It just seems to me, whoever you’re with, however long you’re with them… it’s never enough.

Mariah: Hi! How’d the appointment go?

[ Door closes ]

Tessa: Not like I expected.

Some people have

minor joint pain,

Mariah: What happened?

Tessa: Well, I thought the sore throat thing was no big deal, but, um, I was wrong. My doctor said the preliminary diagnosis is vocal-chord nodules.

Mariah: What? I mean, those are really serious, aren’t they?

Tessa: Yeah. He’s sending me to a specialist for a confirmation and treatment options, but worst-case scenario is surgery.

Mariah: Oh, my god. Tessa, I am so sorry.

Tessa: [ Voice breaking ] I mean, this could take me out of the summer tour. I mean, you know how important this is to my career. But most importantly, I’m worried about my voice long term. I just — I don’t know what I’m gonna do if I can’t s–

Mariah: Okay. Slow down. Alright? You don’t even have a full diagnosis yet. So, we’ll go to the specialist, we’ll see what needs to be done to treat this, and we’ll just take it one step at a time, alright?

Tessa: Alright. I’m just — I’m — I’m — I’m really scared.

Mariah: I know. But let’s look at it this way. You know, if you need some time off or you need to get surgery or treatment of any kind… it’s better to know now for all of the future tours. Because I believe with all of my heart you are going to be singing and you are gonna be selling out tours for years and years to come. Come here.

Nick: You always know how to get right to the heart of the matter.

Sharon: That’s my job. And I think that if you look inside and you dig deep, you will find the answer. You’ll know what to do.

Nick: Easy, right?

Sharon: Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but trust your instincts. I believe in you, and I support you 100%.

Nick: Well, I really appreciate your wisdom.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Sorry. Hey. Uh, okay. Can it wait? Alright. I’m on my way. It’s my dad.

Sharon: What did he want?

Nick: He wouldn’t say. He just said that it can’t wait.

Allie: Look, noah, I get that I’m coming from a completely different place, right? I have no history with diane, and all I know is that she made this town very angry in her past. She basically admitted that herself. So, I understand why you feel so strongly about her.

Noah: Good. That’s a hard thing to forget. I can’t just pretend like nothing happened.

Allie: No, and I would never try to tell you to do that. But I do believe that forgiveness is important. I mean, look at what happened between my dad and my grandfather. It would have changed so much for all of us if my dad just found a way to reach out and forgive jack.

Noah: Yeah, your life would have been a lot different.

Allie: So different. My whole family would have been in my life from the very beginning. When my dad died, it wouldn’t just have been me by his bedside. I think without forgiveness and trust, life can be really lonely. I didn’t realize that before, but I’m starting to get it now.

Noah: Well, that is a very healthy and optimistic way to look at things.

Allie: Well, I highly recommend it.

Diane: Harrison, stay where i can see you! I love watching you play!

[ Chuckles ]

[ Breathes deeply ] It’s all I’ve ever wanted.

Diane: Thank you for understanding how much kyle means to me. He’s the biggest part of my heart. And I have ached for him every day since I left.

Allie: What exactly do you hope will happen if you do see kyle, face-to-face?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that. Little daydreams that I have. I try to keep the hopes small so as not to tempt fate.

Allie: And what are the hopes if you dream bigger?

Diane: Then I’m his mother again. In every way. I — I’m part of his life. Part of his days. I dote on his child. We have sunday breakfast in the abbott dining room.

Allie: And everyone accepts you being there.

Diane: The family you’re part of is big and loving when they let you in. And there is no place better in the world. You’ll see. It’ll happen.

Diane: [ Breathes deeply ]

[ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Uh… you cannot mean what you just said to me.

Jack: I do mean it. Why do you constantly insist on getting in your own way? Why is it you can never fully embrace happiness, fulfillment? For you, it is — it is always about the wanting, the chase… never about actually having it.

[ Door slams ]

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Kyle: Summer and I discussed it, and we would like to offer you a job in the P.R. Department of the new marchetti.

Billy: I guess I’ve just forgotten how well you used to know me.

Michael: We still got it.

Lauren: [ Laughs ] Baby, we never lost it.

Victor: Whatever venteur ashland and victoria are about to embark on, it’s gonna hit a brick wall.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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Amanda tells Imani she should go visit Naya in the hospital because even though she can’t speak she is sure Naya wants to see her and make sure she is okay.

Amanda advises Phyllis not to give up on Jack because they may find their way back to each other. Amanda also tells Phyllis to keep the peace between her and Diane for the sake of Summer and Jack.

Phyllis is very upset when she sees Jack, Diane, Kyle and Summer celebrating Diane’s new PR job at Marchetti.

Chloe and Chelsea argue because she wants to take the job that Kyle and Summer offered her to design a clothing line for Marchetti to as well as designing a clothing line for Fenmore’s. Chloe thinks doing both jobs would be too much work for Chelsea and that would lead to neither clothing line being the best it can be. Chelsea thinks Chloe is micromanaging her and stifling her creativity.

Elena wants to do a medical podcast for Chancellor Winters and Devon and Nate think it’s a great idea but they must get Elena out of her contract with Newman Media. Nate asks Imani to help get Elena out of her contract before Elena returns from the medical convention in Hawaii. Imani is reluctant to help until Nate tells her Elena will be in Hawaii for a week.

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Y&R Update Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Michael was in the lounge at The Grand Phoenix. He thanked someone on the phone for their help with the situation in NY. He said he’d set up the meeting with Victor Newman in return for their help, as this person had requested. Lauren arrived, and Michael ended the call. Lauren noticed that Michael had used his slick voice on the caller, and she said that usually meant he was doing something squirrelly for Victor. Michael texted Victor – “All systems go.” He said he was just doing his job, and well. She just had an issue with the nature of his job. He assured her that he wasn’t doing anything dangerous or illegal. She still felt nervous, since he was working for Victor. He shifted gears and suggested a romantic weekend somewhere tropical. She was tempted, but she needed to be in town, because there was so much going on at Jabot and Fenmore’s. He wanted to squeeze in some romance now and suggested lunch at their place. She didn’t have time to go back home, so she suggested they go upstairs instead. In their suite, Lauren and Michael danced, then she took off his shirt, and he nuzzled her neck. Later, they came downstairs and shared a kiss before she left for work.

Chelsea ran into Billy at Crimson Lights and thanked him for being kind in the park the other day. She said she got a chance to listen to his podcast, and she didn’t enjoy it at all. She wasn’t trying to be harsh – she admired what he was trying to do. He said she was in the minority, because most people liked it. He wanted to know why she found his inner thoughts and dreams were so off-putting to her. She felt the first few episodes were too mired in self recrimination and the past. She said she liked to laugh and listen to something uplifting and entertaining. She felt that was what people really needed right now. She said she had a hard year, and she needed to be pulled out of that. She said he was one of the funniest people she knew, and when she listened to the podcast, she felt like she was missing out on the levity and humor. He said she made it sound like he didn’t enjoy life whatsoever, and he did. She thought he was getting defensive, which was a sign he knew she was right. He said he could see where she was coming from. He’d forgotten how well she used to know him.

Billy said maybe Chelsea was right, and his podcast could use some lightness. Lily entered up and joined them. He told her about Chelsea’s not so glowing review. Lily predicted that Chelsea said the podcast could use a little lightness. Lily thought Billy was doing a great job with the podcast and that it was his way of working through all the stuff he was working through. He said it wasn’t really about him working through things, it was about him wanting to make a connection with people going through other things. Lily just thought things could stand to be a little less dour and that the medicine would go down better with a little sugar. Chelsea said Billy was one of the funniest people she knew – he’d make people laugh and teach them a few things. Billy thought that if two smart savvy women were saying this, he should listen. Lauren arrived for a meeting with Chelsea, after a quick chat with everyone, she and Chelsea headed to the patio. Billy asked Lily why she didn’t tell him his podcast was miserable. She thought his tone was a refreshing contrast to all the chipper podcasts out there. She said his podcast was real. He said that translated into dour for her. He wondered if he was morose. She told him not to let a little constructive criticism send him down the rabbit hole.

Out on the patio, Lauren blamed her husband for her lateness. She said it was a much needed respite. Chelsea understood Lauren had a little love in the afternoon. Lauren said she was married to the love of her life. She was ready to talk fashion. Chelsea said she heard about Gloria’s trip to London, and she was curious about the fashion scene over there. Lauren promised to get Chelsea and Gloria together. Gloria had told Lauren that she’d been concerned there was some tension between Chelsea and Chloe. Chelsea thought it was natural for herself and Chloe to have disagreements once in awhile, but they’d get through it. Lauren was relieved to hear that. She asked if Chelsea heard from Summer. Chelsea was meeting Summer later today, but she wasn’t sure what about. Lauren decided not to say anything, because she didn’t want to step on Summer’s toes. Chelsea showed off some of her sketches, and Lauren loved them. While Lauren was looking at the tablet, Chelsea craned her neck to watch Billy and Lily.

Sally visited Adam in his office. She read him some quotes from several glowing stories about the press conference. One writer called him Newman’s secret weapon and praised his bold and confident performance. He wondered if things went too well. She said there was no such thing. He just couldn’t help feeling like there might be another shoe waiting to drop. She said he was on top of the world, and he could handle any crisis that cropped up. He wasn’t concerned about things regarding the company itself, but he had to be on his toes when it came to Victor. Adam said Victoria could call and say she wanted to come home as long as she got her job back, and Victor would kick Adam to the curb, since that had been Victor’s plan all along. Sally didn’t discount that, but she didn’t envision Victoria doing a 180 and coming back home. She said if Victoria really loved Ashland the way Sally and Adam thought she did, it wouldn’t make sense for her to throw all that away. Adam said his sister was more complicated than Sally knew. Sally said Victoria must be complicated – why else would she be involved with a man like Ashland, twice. Adam said Victoria’s need for power and their dad’s approval might prove to be stronger than her love for Ashland. Sally said she was betting on love, and in the meantime, she thought he should enjoy his time in the big chair. She was sure he’d prove he was the best person for his job.

Nick arrived at Society, having been summoned by his father. Looking pleased with himself, Victor said he’d made sure whatever venture Ashland and Victoria were about to embark on would hit a brick wall. Victor told all the potential investors not to invest in Ashland and Victoria’s new start up. He’d also had Michael approach some potential investors and warn them not to invest either. Nick thought that was cutthroat. Victor said he didn’t play games. He felt he had no choice. Nick had been wondering if Victoria told him about her plans as a test to see if he would share them with Victor. He theorized that Victoria wanted to find out if the family actually believed in her for once or if they’d undermine her yet again.

Victor knew Nick had been reluctant to share this information with him. Victor told Nick that he’d made the right decision. Nick said he’d heard that before and lived to regret it. He wondered what Victor did to keep people from investing in the company. Victor said he let people know that Ashland had small cell lung carcinoma. He reasoned that they wouldn’t want to invest in the company of a man who was about to die. Nick thought that was pretty clever. Victor said the beauty of it was he and Michael didn’t say anything that wasn’t true – only Ashland lied, and now the lie was coming back to bite him. Victor noted that Nick always complained about being left out of the loop. Victor asked if Nick wasn’t happy to be included this time. Nick appreciated Victor bringing him into this, but he felt guilty because Victoria would know he betrayed her, and he was nervous about the blow-back. Victor wasn’t nervous – he said they had to save Victoria and Newman Enterprises, and he’d do whatever it took to do so.

Nick said Victoria was adamant about having her independence. He was afraid Victor’s move would set her off even more. Nick had tried reaching out to Victoria again, and she wasn’t responding. Victor said there was nothing left for Nick to do but sit back and give Victoria some time. Nick knew Victor hoped putting Adam in the CEO’s seat would force Victoria to come home and take the reins of the company, but when he talked to Victoria, she knew about the press conference, and she was unfazed. Victor didn’t buy that, because Victoria had Newman blood running through her veins. Victor just wondered why Victoria would tell Nick that she and Ashalnd went to NY to start a new venture. “Do you think she knew that I would tell you? I mean, are you already seven steps ahead?,” Nick asked. Victor smiled and said Nick would find out. Nick didn’t like all the deception and all the games being played. He didn’t think it was necessary, and he asked if Victor thought it would reunite the family. Adam and Sally arrived.

Adam and Sally walked up to the table, and Adam asked what was going on. Adam wanted himself and Sally to be in the loop if Nick and Victor were discussing Newman. Nick congratulated them on their promotions. Adam said it was unexpected. He said he always thought the company was Victoria’s top priority, but he guessed not. He added that Sally thought Victoria running off with Ashland was romantic. Sally said Victoria obviously loved Ashland, and that was the most important thing. Adam said he knew Nick only cared about Victoria’s well being and he didn’t give a damn who was running the company. Adam added that Nick made it clear he wasn’t invested in the family business. Nick said that might change. Adam said he looked forward to hearing more about that, and he excused himself and Sally. Victor wanted to know what Nick meant by that remark. He claimed he didn’t mean anything by it and that he just said it as a knee-jerk response to Adam. Victor was skeptical, since he’d noticed an increased interest from Nick about the business. Nick said he was just trying to get under Adam’s skin. Nick felt he and Victor both knew Adam didn’t give a damn about Victoria and that he only cared about running Newman. Nick just wanted to give Adam something to worry about.

Ashland walked into the NY hotel suite with takeout and told Victoria he had bad news. She said she did too. His bad news was that they weren’t able to poach a great employee at Newman. Dan, the employee, didn’t want to join a new company. Her bad news was that all the investors turned them down. It was hard for him to believe every single investor said no. He said something wasn’t right. She told him she was surprised too. He theorized that Victor found out they were trying to start a company, and he reached out to dissuade the investors.

Victoria hated to admit it, but that made sense. She said her father always amazed her with his ability to find out the most private things about people. It was like a superpower he had. She griped about Victor ensuring that she couldn’t make a clean break. Ashland wasn’t sure how Victoria put up with her family’s interference as long as she did. She said it took him coming into her life to finally see the issue with her family and try to push back. He asked if she’d told anyone about their plans, even by accident – did she mention to anyone that they were going to NYC? She lied and said no. She said she was so angry and frustrated that she needed time and space before she could speak to her family and Billy again. He asked her again if she was ready to start a whole new life with him and leave her family behind.

Victoria said she wasn’t going back on her decision. She couldn’t stand letting herself be controlled and coddled by her family one more second. She needed them to see her as a person who couldn’t be manipulated. She said she knew what she wanted, and she was doing the right thing. Ashland knew Victoria didn’t need his approval, but he agreed. He thought it was time for her to stand up for herself, and he wanted to be by her side when she did. He hoped he was there to witness the moment when the Newman family witnessed defeat.

Ashland started unpacking the food, and the camera focused on Victoria’s inscrutable expression. Later, they sat down to eat, and she said her father’s influence exceeded theirs. He ranted that most fathers wanted to support their daughters, not sabotage them. He said he wasn’t going to let Victor thwart their dream of starting a new company. She suggested they give more thought to funding the venture, themselves. He seemed reluctant. She knew it was a big risk, but she said they’d be betting on themselves, and she knew they’d be successful. She said they’d also spare themselves the humiliation of having more doors slammed in their faces. He said once people found out they were having trouble raising money, that would cast a shadow over everything they were trying to do. He didn’t want more rejection. He said maybe it would be a bigger thrill and give more satisfaction of starting something entirely on their own. He said that doing this with her would mean the world to her. He added that if all the initial investment was theirs, all the profit would be theirs too. “Let’s do this,” he said, and she grinned at him.

Victoria said this was so exciting. She said the first thing she was going to do was open a corporate bank account for their newly formed company. She told him to call the real estate company and look for a property. She wanted an entire building. He asked if she didn’t think a floor would be enough. She said they were going to expanding at a rapid rate, so they shouldn’t waste time on a lease. He just loved how they both looked at the world in the same way – as something to be devoured. He felt like they were so close to capturing the magic they had when they first met.

Ashland made the call about buying a building. While he was busy with that, Victoria secretly texted someone. “Everything’s coming together,” she wrote.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Lauren and Michael have a little love in the afternoon at the Grand Phoenix as they both take a break from work.

Adam is a little worried that Victoria will return soon and take back her job. Sally persuades Adam to focus on doing a good job and not worry about Victoria returning home because there is a strong possibility that she won’t return home.

Chelsea and Lily tell Billy his podcast is too depressing and advise him to make it a little more fun and uplifting so people have hope and joy when they listen to it.

Victor tells Nick he had a meeting with all of Ashland and Victoria’s potential investors and told them Ashland was dying so the new company wouldn’t be a good investment. Victor also tells Nick that he had Michael put out the word in New York that nobody should invest in any company in which Ashland Locke is involved.

Victoria persuades Ashland they should use their own money to start the company since her father is just going to keep sabotaging any potential investors. Victoria also persuades Ashland to buy an entire office building for their new company rather than lease a few floors of office space. Victoria sends a text message to Nick telling him everything is coming together.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, June 27, 2022

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Nick vented to Sharon about his frustrations with the way his family was handling things at Newman. Nick admitted he was kind of considering getting more involved at Newman, so he could have more of a say. Sharon urged Nick to do some soul searching before making a decision. A concerned Mariah encouraged Tessa to go to the doctor about her sore throat. Sharon and Nick agreed with Mariah. Tessa received a preliminary diagnosis of vocal cord nodules. It could stall or end her music career. Mariah supported Tessa. Jack accepted Phyllis’s invitation to talk. She told him she regretted ruining things. He accused her of having a pattern of destroying her romantic relationships. Allie and Noah went on jog and ran into Diane, who was watching Harrison. Noah was terse with Diane, because of what she’d done to people he loved. Allie thought Diane had changed. Noah respected Allie’s view on the importance of forgiveness.

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Y&R Update Monday, June 27, 2022

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At Crimson Lights, Sharon told Nick that she saw Victor and Adam’s press conference. Sharon asked Nick if he knew in advance that it was going to happen. He said he was kept in the loop this time. She was surprised when he told her that Victoria was already gone. She hoped he got a chance to tell Victoria he’d always be there for her. He did, and he was grateful, although he completely disagreed with Victoria’s decision. He felt frustrated with the whole family, though. He didn’t like that Victor put Adam in the CEO’s seat after what happened last time, and he thought it was foolish to shove Adam into Victoria’s seat before it even got cold.

Sharon thought this Newman family drama sounded ominous. Nick felt like Adam and Victor were only thinking about themselves, and not the company. Nick conceded that Adam had the capacity to do a great job, but his desire to ascend came from a selfish place. Sharon wasn’t trying to defend Adam, but she suggested Nick was being too hard on his brother. Nick said Adam didn’t give a damn what happened to Victoria – he’d just patiently waited to swoop in and take her job. Sharon suggested Adam was concerned the company would suffer. Nick said that Adam’s motives didn’t matter, since this was Victor’s call. He stated that Victor could’ve let Nikki run the company, or even temporarily run the company again himself.

Nick and Sharon acknowledged the fact that Victor and Nikki hoped Victoria would run back to town because Adam was CEO. Sharon asked where that would leave Adam. Nick said that Adam was no dummy, and he surely had his eyes wide open and was planning to prove he was the right man for the job. Nick didn’t see that happening. Nick said Nikki, Victor, Victoria and Adam were all working an angle and acting on emotion, and he thought they all needed to take a step back and figure out the next best move to make. Nick lamented that he didn’t have an official role at Newman other than his board seat, which meant he didn’t have more influence over crises when they popped up. He wanted that to change. Sharon asked if Nick was considering going back to Newman.

Nick wasn’t seriously considering throwing his hat back in the ring at Newman. He just wanted to be more than some voice offering up his thoughts from the outside. Sharon thought Nick wanted nothing to do with Newman. Nick thought that too, but this situation had him rethinking some stuff. For awhile, everything was going great – Victoria was running Newman, with Nikki as her right hand man, and Victor in an advisory role, and Adam had been at Newman Media. He was nervous about how this was going to play out in his family and in the eyes of the business world.

Mariah and Tessa were at their place. Tessa decided not to play her guitar, since Mariah was working remotely, but Mariah loved working with a private concert in the background, just like she loved calling Tessa her wife. Tessa was curiuos what Mariah was working on. Mariah said the marketing team was getting up to speed on the fashion industry, because Jabot acquired Marchetti. Mariah was glad Kyle and Harrison were staying. She was even happy Summer was staying too. Tessa commented on how far Mariah had come. Mariah said that also meant Kyle’s mom Diane would be sticking around, and that was complicated for a lot of people in Genoa City.

Mariah and Tessa wanted to be there for Kyle if he needed them. Mariah knew what it was like to have your mother come into your life after you were an adult. Tessa wanted tea and honey, but they were all out. Mariah was surprised since they had quite a lot the other day. Tessa’s throat was still sore, and she’d drank all of it. Concerned, Mariah asked if it hurt to sing. Tessa said not really. She said she’d just been resting her voice, because she’d been singing a lot. She figured it was probably just allergies. Mariah noted that Tessa’s throat had been sore since their honeymoon. She thought Tessa should see a doctor, but Tessa was sure it was nothing.

Tessa and Mariah went downstairs and talked to Nick and Sharon. When Sharon heard Tessa’s throat was still sore, she recommended visiting a doctor. Mariah was pleased because she knew someone would agree with her. Sharon said that Tessa was her daughter in law, so she was going to give her some motherly advice – get this checked out. Sharon said there was no harm in making an appointment. Nick teased that if Tessa made the appointment, she’d get Mariah to stop bugging her about this. Sharon said that love was the most important part of marriage, but compromise was right up there. Mariah said that one day, Tessa would need her to compromise on something, and she’d do it gladly, for their relationship. Tessa said she’d hold Mariah to that, since they had witnesses. Sighing, Tessa agreed to call the doctor.

Mariah was glad Tessa was able to get an appointment today. She thanked Sharon and Nick for encouraging Tessa to get a check up. Mariah saw the look between them earlier and wondered if something was wrong. Nick was sure Mariah saw the press conference. She was surprised Victoria was out and Adam was in. he said his family liked to keep people on their toes. She surmised that he didn’t want to discuss this, so she wished him luck with whatever he was going through. Her job called, and she left to answer. Sharon never thought she and Nick would be having this conversation about him and Newman again. He was shocked to be having the discussion again too, but he had a long history at Newman. She said he’d left Newman a lot over the years. She’d been proud when he left and extricated himself from the drama, for what she thought was the last time. She said he embraced becoming his own man and flourished at New Hope, and now Noah was there. He wasn’t making any decisions yet.

Nick said, hypothetically, if he’d stayed at Newman, he would’ve been in a better position to protect his sister’s CEO seat. He would’ve also been able to do more to prevent Victor from pitting Victoria against Adam, while also supporting his mother. She said he was the voice of reason in the family. He admitted he’d made a lot of mistakes, but he thought everyone in the family thought he meant well. He thought it was ironic that he was neutral because he’d been able to keep his distance from the company for so long. She asked if he’d feel more satisfied taking a larger role at Newman or if he’d prefer maintaining the distance that served him so well until now. Sharon encouraged Nick to trust his instincts. She believed in and supported him. Nick got a call from Victor, summoning him to a meeting. Victor wouldn’t say what it was about, but only that it couldn’t wait.

Mariah and Tessa met at home after the appointment. Tessa was upset, because she’d received a preliminary diagnosis of vocal cord nodules. She had to go to a specialist for confirmation, and she might need surgery. Tessa was near tears. She might have to drop out of the summer tour, and what would happen to her career? What would happen to her voice long term? Mariah was there with comfort and support. Mariah believed with all her heart that Tessa would be singing and selling out venues for years to come.

Jack and Diane were at his house. He got a text from Phyllis asking to meet and talk. Jack told Diane he had something to do. She asked if she could take Harrison to the park, and he said that was fine, since Kyle and Summer were busy. She went upstairs to get their grandson. Jack texted Phyllis asking what else was left to say. Phyllis was in her suite when she got the text. She immediately called him, and he answered. She asked if they were going to let this thing with Diane ruin the progress they made. He said this thing was between the two of them, not Diane. She admitted he was right, but she still wanted to talk. He agreed to meet her.

Allie invited Noah for a run in the park. He came, and they went on their jog. Afterward, Noah told Allie that he considered himself a decent athlete, but she was really fast. She said she ran almost every day – it was one of her things. He wished he had a routine, but he’d always needed to be inspired to get stuff done. She suggested he could find inspiration in the way she just kicked his butt. Diane showed up and approached Allie and Noah, while Harrison was on the playground.

Diane was pleased Allie found a young person to hang out with. She was sure that Noah could introduce Allie to more people their age. Noah didn’t think that was Diane’s business. Allie said Diane was just being friendly. Diane said that she’d thought Noah was okay with her since he was fine the last time they met. Noah said Diane did some seriously messed up stuff to people he cared about, and he wasn’t getting over it any time soon. Diane understood. Allie couldn’t speak to Diane’s past, but thanks to Diane, she had a big beautiful family instead of being alone in the world. Noah thought the way Diane went about it was sketchy. Allie agreed, but she also thought Diane had changed. Diane was grateful and touched, but she said she had to face these attacks because she did some terrible things, and she could take it, because spending time with her son and grandson was worth it. Diane went to get Harrison.

Jack went to Phyllis’s place. He warned her in advance that things weren’t going to change between them. She said okay. She offered him wine. He thought it was a little early for that. She poured a glass and asked him not to make her drink alone. “This isn’t gonna work, Red” he told her. She thought he knew better than to count her out. Phyllis had done a lot of thinking in Savannah about how she flaunted their relationship to stick it to Diane. She hated that he thought she used him. She had no justification for her actions, but old wounds and insecurities were getting the better of her. He said she talked a great game, but he’d heard this before. He’d recently been reminded she was a master at faking sincerity. She said she was wearing her heart on her sleeve, and she was losing it right now. She regretted her actions. She couldn’t believe she blew things up when they were getting so close. Jack said they just had a couple of passionate encounters, prompted by the return of the woman she hated; they weren’t beginning a relationship. He said they’d a moment to imagine what could’ve been. That’s what it had been for him, but he thought that for her, it was a calculated move to one-up Diane.

You only regret what you did because it backfired,” Jack contended. He thought that Phyllis had changed, but as soon as Diane returned, so did the Phyllis of years ago. He wasn’t going to make that mistake again. He told her she’d have to accept that what they had was over. She insisted that she had changed, and she vowed to prove it to him. Phyllis said she was flawed, like everyone else, but she went and extended an olive branch to that woman, because it was best for everyone. Jack heard the real reason for that meeting was Summer. He assumed Summer had to drag Phyllis there, kicking and screaming. Phyllis said she went of her own volition. Jack doubted the veracity of this truce. She said it was very difficult to say all that to Diane, but she did it for the greater good of everyone. He let her know that didn’t make him change his mind about being with her. She brought up their time in California and asked if he didn’t see the deeper connection in their relationship. He said that they connected as friends. He said he should’ve settled for that, but he let his desire get in the way, and now he may have destroyed the friendship. She quickly said they were still friends. She was adamant that this wasn’t how the story ended for them.

Phyllis said Jack knew her better than anyone. She implored him to look in her eyes. “Don’t you see the truth?,” she asked. He replied that he did see the truth, but that wasn’t the point. She asked what she was missing. He said she was missing the root of all this. He told her to look back at the last few years – her relationships with men had been a disaster. She thought that was low. He was talking about things with Billy, Nick and himself. He said that things were going great with Nick, and just as it went south, she turned to Jack. He said just as it seemed like they’d be together, she sabotaged things. She said it was because of Diane. She swore she’d let the feud with Diane go. He said she’d tried to break the pattern in the past, but maybe this was just part of who she was. He felt like no matter who she was with, it was never enough. She didn’t think he meant that, but he said he did. He asked why she kept getting in her own way and why she couldn’t fully embrace happiness and fulfillment. He said that for her, it was about the chase, and never about actually having something. He left. She picked up her wine glass.

Noah and Allie went to Crimson Lights on the patio. He apologized for making her uncomfortable earlier with Diane. He’d thought he had gotten over what Diane did, but today, all the stuff she put his family through came flooding back. He said that Diane was causing strife just by showing her face around here again. Allie didn’t think that last part was Diane’s fault. Noah asked what made Allie think Diane deserved a second chance, when she didn’t even know what Diane did. Allie said Diane admitted she’d made the town very mad. Allie understood why he felt so strongly about her. He said he couldn’t pretend nothing happened. She said she’d never do that, but she believed forgiveness was important. She said that so much would’ve changed if her dad had found a way to forgive Jack. Her whole family would’ve been in her life from the beginning, and when her dad died, he would’ve had more people than her by his bedside. She thought life could be really lonely without forgiveness and trust. He thought that was a healthy way to look at things.

Back at the park, Diane watched Harrison play, and she had a flashback to talking with Allie in LA. Allie asked what Diane hoped for if she saw Kyle. Diane had hoped to be Kyle’s mother again in every way. She wanted to dote on his child and have Sunday breakfasts at the Abbott house. She told Allie that the Abbotts were a big and loving family, and there was no bigger place in the world. In the present, Diane looked content.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, June 24, 2022

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Ashland: Good morning.

Victoria: Good morning. There’s coffee.

Ashland: Well, thank you very much. Look at you, still in your robe, getting a late start. Did you not sleep well?

Victoria: Oh, no, I slept like a baby. I just wanted to enjoy a leisurely morning. There’s no need to rush into the office.

Ashland: Ah, well, I’m — I’m glad you’re getting a chance to relax, especially after the stress of the last few months.

Victoria: Are you hungry? Do you want to order some breakfast?

Ashland: Well, actually, i was gonna ask if you wanted to go out to brunch, you know, at that cute little café we both love on the upper east side.

Victoria: Well, I guess you haven’t checked the news. The whole business world is counting down to the big press event announcing my successor.

Ashland: Actually, I did read that last night before I went to bed, but I wasn’t sure if you had any interest in watching it.

Victoria: On the contrary. I’m gonna be glued to this tablet for the duration. I would not miss one minute of it.

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Adam: Well, I could not be more pleased to be taking the helm of the company now. First things first, I have to give due credit to my sister for having the foresight to pull together the resources so we could thrive during these challenging times. Our talented executive team, cutting-edge technology, and amazing portfolio of intellectual property, and our unmatched global reach. My mission will be to integrate those assets to maximize our profit potential. At the same time, keeping with the values and the philosophy of our founder, my father, victor Newman, who has always been at the heart of our company’s success.

Ashland: “My sister went on a shopping spree, but I’m the only one who knows what to do with all the stuff.” And look at him, he’s still kissing up to Victor, even after he’s gotten the gig. Haven’t you had enough of this?

Victoria: Almost.

Adam: …Because I am leaving Newman Media in the very capable hands of my former COO and now CEO, Sally Spectra. And we’re available to take any questions you have.

Victoria: Okay, I am done. And you know what? My father deserves everything that Adam and Sally are gonna put him through. Let’s go. Let’s get to our meeting, shall we?


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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Michael: I have one word of advice for you — patience.

Diane: That’s unusually succinct for you.

Michael: Look, you can’t force everyone to come around, but if you keep being the best version of yourself, they’ll have to acknowledge eventually that you’ve changed. Whether they’ll admit it to your face or not.

Diane: How long did it take you to convince everyone you’d evolved?

Michael: That’s beside the point.

Diane: So what is the point?

Michael: Anything is possible. Look, I reinvented myself. It was a long and hard journey. But it was worth it. And now I have the life of my dreams.

Diane: I would exactly put “thrown into a South American jail for doing victor Newman’s dirty work” on my vision board, but, hey, to each his own.

Michael: No, no, alright. My job keeps my life interesting. I was talking more about my personal life. I love Lauren now more than i did the day I married her.

 Diane  :Aww. That is disturbingly sweet.

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Phyllis: How did you know i was there?

Michael: My “Phyllis-dar” is well honed. If you’re within a 50-yard radius of me, I know it.

Phyllis: Oh. That’s odd.

Michael: So is eavesdropping. So, what the hell’s going on? I thought you were supposed to be in Savannah.

Phyllis: I was. Now I am back.

Michael: And you’re really following Diane around and spying on her?

Phyllis: [Scoffs] Well, when you say it like that, it’s so dramatic. No, I was just, you know, looking around, getting the lay of the land, if you will.

Michael: Nothing’s changed since you left.

Phyllis: Oh, I beg to differ. A lot has changed. Yeah, some of my close, personal friends have seemed to, mm, uh, forgive Diane for her past deeds.

Michael: For Pete’s sake, will you stop lurking around in the shrubbery and acting like some crazed stalker from an “I Love Lucy” episode and maybe, maybe face the fact that Diane has changed, like you have claimed that you have more than once.


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Y&R Best Lines Monday, June 20, 2022

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Jill: No, that’s okay. Ashland is a vile human being. I expected a little bit better of Victoria, but, honey, I mean, if — it’s her life. If she’s willing to throw it away on a man who’s not worthy of her, I — c’est la vie.

Billy: “C’est la vie”? How do you say that? You don’t expect me to sit here and just let it happen.

Jill: Oh, you just stop it. I know what you’re about to say. This is no longer your battle to fight.

Billy: Oh God, you sound exactly like Lily.

Jill: Well, I take that as a compliment.

Billy: How do you not expect me to be concerned about this? This directly affects the wellbeing of my kids.

Jill: Well, you used them as an excuse the last time, when you were involved with that Jesse Gaines debacle, and you were trying to stop Victoria’s wedding. Lily was right to call you out. There’s no way on earth that Victoria would put her children in danger. Look at me. You’ve got to let this go, Billy, and also, if you mess this up with Lily, I will never forgive you.

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Michael: I can’t get over it — you and I, together in the same room.

Lauren: [Chuckles]

Michael: No, no, no, just it’s such a rare occurrence. I mean, here I am working very reasonable hours, courtesy of — wait for it — Victor, while your career is busier than ever. Oh, the irony.

Lauren: You know, you at least know where I am. I’m not in some Peruvian jail somewhere, okay?


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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Adam: There’s no way that you would simply let Victoria walk away from the family, fly off with Ashland Locke to who knows where, doing God knows what. No, this — this is a message. This job is what Victoria has always wanted, and now you’re just handing it over to me. I’m the last person she would ever want to sit in this chair because she knows I would have no problem dismantling her signature accomplishments if it did not align with my vision for the company. My very presence here is a jolt to her ego, it’s a slap in the face to bring her back to reality.

Victor: I always knew you were a very smart boy. But you cannot predict her reaction.

Adam: Why — why are we even doing this dance? Why are you even bothering denying it? Look, I don’t care why I’m suddenly CEO. I will play my part… better than you ever imagined.

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Adam: Yes, I was CEO for a time when we all believed that you had died. I stepped in to continue your legacy. I felt a huge responsibility to preserve what you had built. I was determined to do it my way, and I was proud, even if i didn’t want to admit it.

Victor: You were arrogant, son.

Adam: Undeniably. I alienated people that were trying to help me. But then one day you walked through that door, alive and well, and you were determined to take back control.

Victor: I was appalled by your methods.

Adam: Rightly so. I was disgusted by them in retrospect. But I got results.

Victor: You did.

Adam: It was not my time. I had a lot to learn. But we are different men now. I have the temperament. I have the skill. I have the drive. I am the one that should be at Newman. I’m the one that should lead this company into the next decade. Someone that actually cares about preserving your legacy, dad. I am here. I am ready. I am willing. I’m a proven contender. If you let me do this, I swear to you I will do it better than vic–

Michael: There you are. I got your message. You wanted to discuss something.

Victor: Michael.

Adam: Yeah, come right on in. Don’t bother knocking.

Michael: Thank you.


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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Kyle: Here you go, babe.

Summer: Thank you.

Kyle: Mmm. I missed the iced tea when we were in Italy. I mean, how is the iced coffee in Milan so good but the iced tea was terrible?

Summer: I don’t know, it’s one of life’s great mysteries.

Kyle: You know, what I miss the most in Milan is the street food. Just being able to walk around and get anything anytime — sweet, savory.

[ Chuckles ] Harrison loved that gelato.

Summer: We all loved the gelato.

Kyle: Oh, the guy in the piazza with the fresh and the cart — oh, the best ravioli you’ve ever had for 5 euros.

Summer: You sound hungry.

Kyle: Oh, I wasn’t until i started reminiscing. I guess we’re just gonna have to move back to Milan. For the ravioli.

Summer:  Don’t even joke about this.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry.

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Kyle: This will be a moot point by the time Phyllis gets back. She’ll have cooled off.

Summer: No one cools off in Georgia in June.

Kyle: You know what I mean.

Summer: I know what you mean. I also know what Daniel means when he says that mom’s been moody. It means that she’s been stewing over what happened between her and Jack. She might even come back more upset.

Kyle: We do not want that.

Summer: No, we don’t. But what about your mom?

Kyle: What do you mean?

Summer: Is there a way that we could get her out of town for a while? I mean, doesn’t she need to go back to LA and tie up some loose ends or something?

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I don’t think she’s gonna go for that. She feels like we finally reconnected. She’s getting to spend some time with Harrison. She’s even talked about putting roots down in Genoa City. She even asked me to help her find a job.

Summer: Really? What — what does she want to do?

Kyle: She mentioned PR. Apparently back in California, she took some classes, but we didn’t get into the details. And I didn’t make any promises. My point is she’s ready to settle down here. Maybe we can get Phyllis to hire her at the hotel.

[ Chuckles ] You are not amused by any of my jokes today.

Summer: No, no. That one was worse than the ravioli joke. Kyle, come on. This is serious.

Kyle: I know. But what more can we do? I think we should focus on things we can control. Like finding a new CEO at Marchetti. The deal with Jabot is about to be finalized, and we need someone in place — the sooner, the better.


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Y&R Transcript Friday, June 24, 2022

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Sally: Hard at it, I see.

Adam: “Integrate those formidable assets in order to maximize our profit potential” or “in order to achieve market dominance”?

Sally: Well, business is all about money, so I would go with the first one.

Adam: Thanks. That is what I was leaning towards. And…wow.

Sally: You like?

Adam: It is phenomenal. You are killing it with this new look. It’s understated, yet powerful.

Sally: Good, ’cause that is the exact vibe that I am going for, like I do this kind of thing every day. Get named ceo of a major media corporation in a press conference headlined by victor newman himself.

Adam: Well, get used to it.

Sally: Yeah. Well, if I can’t, I will just have to learn to fake it.

Adam: Hey, look, you don’t have to fake anything. You just have to smile and pretend like you have the biggest secret in the world, and the press will eat it up.

Sally: For you, this is familiar territory — being the man of the hour, giving speeches, fielding questions like a pro, it’s just a normal day.

Adam: Yeah, not quite. It’s a little less thrilling when it’s not your first time.

Sally: Okay, well, I won’t tell if you won’T.

Adam: It’s different now. It’s — it’s better than my previous stints running newman.

Sally: Well, for one thing, you have me.

Adam: Yes, and that has made a huge difference.

Sally: Trust me, today is going to be a turning point for both of us.

Michael: There you are. I’ve been looking all over for you. You’re not answering your phone.

Victor: Sit down. I don’t have much time. I have a press conference to go to.

Michael: Yeah, well, you’re gonna want to hear this. I found ashland and victoria.

Victor: Where are they?

Michael: New york, staying at a hotel.

Victor: So he went back to his home base.

Michael: There’s more. Ashland was spotted meeting with a high-end commercial real-estate broker.

Victor: [ Sighs ] So they’re looking for office space to start a new company.

Ashland: Good morning.

Victoria: Good morning. There’s coffee.

Ashland: Well, thank you very much. Look at you, still in your robe, getting a late start. Did you not sleep well?

Victoria: Oh, no, I slept like a baby. I just wanted to enjoy a leisurely morning. There’s no need to rush into the office.

Ashland: Ah, well, I’m — I’m glad you’re getting a chance to relax, especially after the stress of the last few months.

Victoria: Are you hungry? Do you want to order some breakfast?

Ashland: Well, actually, i was gonna ask if you wanted to go out to brunch, you know, at that cute little café we both love on the upper east side.

Victoria: Well, I guess you haven’t checked the news. The whole business world is counting down to the big press event announcing my successor.

Ashland: Actually, I did read that last night before I went to bed, but I wasn’t sure if you had any interest in watching it.

Victoria: On the contrary. I’m gonna be glued to this tablet for the duration. I would not miss one minute of it.

Jack: So that said, I really want your transition to marchetti to go smoothly.

Kyle: I am down with that. What do you need from me?

Jack: I want your thoughts on second-quarter projections, and then you’re pretty much done.

Kyle: That’s it? Seriously?

Jack: Yeah, I’ll handle the rest. My final offer, take it or leave it.

Kyle: Dad, are you sure?

Jack: I’m positive.

Kyle: You’re making this too easy for me.

Jack: You and summer are going to have your hands full wrapping up this acquisition, getting marchetti moved to the united states. The sooner you are in the ceo seat, the better for everyone.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: Oh. There it is, the newman press conference will be in one hour, where victor will formally announce that adam will be taking the reins as ceo.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. Think he hired a skywriter?

Jack: Oh, there will definitely be the intended hoopla.

Kyle: Alright. Kind of ironic. You know, all this fanfare for adam as he ascends the newman throne, while over here you’re quietly shunting your son off to another division.

Jack: Oh, I seem to recall this was your idea. I am in no hurry to lose my partner at jabot.

Kyle: Sorry, you’re stuck with me. Marchetti is a jabot subsidiary.

Jack: Where you will be sole head honcho. I could not be any prouder of you.

Kyle: Thanks. I’m looking forward to the challenge and to be working with summer again. Feels like everything is coming together.

Jack: You worked hard and you earned it. And does that include diane, this “everything coming together”? I mean, I haven’t asked for a while. How are things going between the two of you? Is there a problem?

Summer: Ready to go?

Phyllis: Is it 9:00 already?

Summer: It is 9:03 to be exact.

Phyllis: Okay. I’m so slammed after my trip. I have so much work to do, and there’s a luncheon for the chamber of commerce in the ballroom, and —

Summer: Mom, you promised me that you were going to do this. I’ve already arranged it with diane.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Where are we meeting?

Summer: At the park. Neutral territory so that you can extend an olive branch.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: Please don’t tell me that you’re gonna back out at the last minute. You’ve got to know how important this is to me. To my whole family.

Phyllis: No, I’m — I’ll do it. Yeah, let’s do it, let’s do it. Let’s go. Oh.

Summer: And let’s go. Nope

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Kyle: Mom and I are cool. We’ve been spending more time together.

Jack: Yeah?

Kyle: She’s been working hard to prove herself, hasn’t done anything wrong. At least not that I know of.

Jack: Well, there’s a curious way of expressing it. Wasn’t that long ago you were doing everything you could to give her the benefit of the doubt.

Kyle: Still am. Doesn’t mean I’m ready to wipe the slate clean.

Jack: Good. There is no rush. There is no deadline.

Kyle: I know. She accepts that, and we’re taking things slow.

Jack: I think you should. Deciding how much of a presence diane is gonna have in your life is a big decision, and one with lifelong implications.

Kyle: There’s a part of me that just wants to open my arms and let her all the way in and just cling to her until the wounds are healed like magic. And then I-I think back to when she was murdered. When I believed my mother was gone and never coming back. And some nights, in my room when I was finally alone, I would scream into my pillow ’cause i thought I had to be brave for everyone. And…to think about that kind of grief, at that age, it was exhausting. Exhausting. It was the most traumatic thing I’d ever been through. And to find out that it — it was all a lie inflicted on me by my own mother? Th-that — that’s not the kind of thing you get past overnight.

Jack: No, it’s not.

Kyle: She’s saying all the right things. She seems to mean them. She’s sentimental with harrison. Grateful to get to know her grandson.

Jack: But you’re having trouble trusting her completely?

Kyle: Dad, I want to, badly, but I’m wary. Because something will happen, and then I’ll wonder if it’s a warning sign. Like — like this thing with you and phyllis. And I don’t need to know details. It’s none of my business. But you admitted to summer and me that there’s a problem that ties back to my mother, and…i can’t help but wonder.

Jack: No, no, if diane is reverting to her old tricks, believe me, I will let you know. As far as this thing with phyllis and me, don’t let that change your evaluation. Look, these are two different issues.

Kyle: Okay. If you say so.

Ashland: You seem almost eager to watch the press conference.

Victoria: More like fascinated.

Ashland: And here I thought you’d be mostly irritated.

Victoria: Why? Because it’s rumored that my father might announce adam as my successor?

Ashland: Are you telling me that doesn’t bother you, not at all?

Victoria: I’m sure that my father would love it if I lost it over that and came racing back to defend my turf. I mean, it’s why he did it in the first place. Not because adam will run newman better than I will. It’s what he always does. He plays us against each other. It’s his usual move, and quite frankly, I find it tiresome. And I’m not falling for it.

Ashland: I’m just impressed that you’re so calm, so nonchalant, above it all.

Victoria: Well, I mean, come on, isn’t that why we left in the first place? So that I could break free of my father’s influence and stand strong on my own? Our patterns had just become so entrenched, and it had gotten to the point where I knew what he was gonna do before he’d even done it.

Ashland: There’s a certain satisfaction to that, being able to predict your rival’s every move. I’ve had that feeling myself from time to time.

Victoria: You know…no one’s ever gotten me the way that you do. I realized that about you when i first met you. It’s like we’re kindred spirits.

Ashland: I just wish I’d recognized that from the beginning, like you did.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] You’re a slow learner. I’ll adapt, don’t worry.

Ashland: [ Laughs ] Thank you for the effort.

Victoria: You’re worth it.

Ashland: Um…I’ll tell you what. Let me prove my value. Why don’t you order room service? I’m going to go change for the meeting, and then we will reconvene, sit right on this couch, and watch the press conference together, in case it’s a little tougher on you than you think.

Victoria: Oh, aren’t you thoughtful.

Ashland: I try.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nick: Vick. I’m so glad you called. Are you okay?

Victoria: I’m fine.

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Adam: You don’t think my statement’s too long?

Sally: No way. Reporters love meaty speeches to pull quotes from.

Adam: Well, when you’re right, you are right.

[ Sighs ]

Sally: You could cut the last sentence, maybe. Save that thought for the q&A.

Adam: Hmm. Much tighter ending. Got it.

Sally: [ Exhales sharply ]

Victor: Well…the moment’s almost upon us. The press is waiting to come in.

Sally: Time to get this show underway?

Adam: Actually, I would like a moment alone with my dad.

Sally: Sure thing. I will go schmooze the reporters. Take as much time as you need.

Victor: So, son, are you getting cold feet?

Adam: Ha.

Victor: Hmm?

Adam: Not at all.

Victor: Good.

Adam: I meant what I said. I plan to use my time at the helm, however long or short that is, to show you what I’m capable of, and I promise you, you will be impressed.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Now, we both want what’s best for you, right? We both want you to excel.

Adam: Oh, there’s no worries about that. Feel like my whole life has been leading me to this moment, to this opportunity, and I plan to make the most of it.

Victor: I’m banking on that, son. I’m betting on you.

Victoria: The move has gone great. Everything is happening just as I hoped.

Nick: Are you ready to tell us where you are?

Victoria: I’m surprised you haven’t heard. I assumed dad would have sussed it out by now.

Nick: If he knows, he hasn’t said anything to me.

Victoria: We’re in new york, visiting ashland’s favorite haunts.

Nick: I should’ve guessed that.

Victoria: I gather that you won’t be making it to our brother’s coronation.

Nick: So you heard about that.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] I assume that adam is thrilled. All of his dreams are coming true.

Nick: Well, you’ll have to ask him. We — we haven’t talked about it.

Victoria: Well, please be sure to give him my congratulations when you see him, since you’re the only one in the family that I’m communicating with.

Nick: Vick, call mom. Alright? You know how much she worries.

Victoria: I know. I will when the time is right. I have to go now, okay?

Nick: Are you gonna watch the press conference? I hear they’re gonna live-stream it.

Victoria: Well, I doubt that ashland and I will have time. We’re meeting with some big investors to see if they’ll bankroll our new venture.

Nick: Are these connections of ashland’s?

Victoria: They’re mine, mostly.

Nick: Does that mean your plan is to set up a company that will compete against newman?

Victoria: Nicholas, I didn’t call you to talk about my future business. I just wanted to check in and let you know that I’m okay. I should get going now. I got to get ready for this meeting. I’ll talk to you soon, okay? Bye.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Hello, summer. Don’t you look lovely. I love that top on you. And, phyllis, welcome back. I hope you had a nice time in georgia with your son and granddaughter.

Phyllis: I did. It was lovely. Thank you for asking.

Diane: Yeah, so what did you ladies want to meet about? Who would like to begin?

Summer: Well, while mom was out of town, she had a chance to do some thinking. Right?

Phyllis: Right. Um…well, I was able to center myself and gain perspective.

Diane: Really? That’s great. And so quickly. It took me years.

Phyllis: Ha, well, I’m a fast learner, and I mean, you… had a lot to work through.

Diane: I don’t know about that, because you strike me as someone with so many issues weighing you down.

Phyllis: Oh, do I? Really? Well, not really. No, no, I don’T. But what I realized is I just want to keep this calm…inside of me, and, um…I don’t want anger and resentment to fester and rot away inside. Like it’s done to you. You made it clear that you’re sticking in town. You’re gonna be at family events and such, so…yeah. I would just like to put the past where it needs to be — behind us. Starting today.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Are you saying this is a fresh start for the two of us?

Phyllis: Well, I’m never gonna forget the things you’ve done to me.

Summer: Mom, but you can — you can forgive.

Diane: Right, the way so many people in town have forgiven you over the years for all the things you’ve done.

Phyllis: See? This is what I’m going to do. I’m not going to dwell on the things that you did to me. So just consider this a pact of non-aggression, a ceasefire, a detente.

Summer: Maybe something a little less war-like?

Phyllis: A truce.

Diane: Well, that is wonderful to hear. Thank you, phyllis, for sharing that with me. You just made my day. Hi, I’m denise.

Diane: I know this couldn’t have been easy for you, phyllis.

Summer: Well, you know, when you showed up with no warning, it brought up a lot of painful, unresolved issues for everyone.

Diane: Oh, I’m well aware, because pretty much everywhere i turn, people are there to remind me of the damage I’ve done. Not that I’m complaining. I know that I deserve every bit of their rage.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah, you most definitely do.

Diane: Which is why I find it so impressive that you found a way to let it go and make peace with me. It must be so freeing.

Phyllis: It must be freeing for you to know that you can cross one person off the long list you have of people who don’t want you in town.

Diane: Well, it does mean a great deal to me, especially, as you pointed out, we’re part of the same extended family, and it’s best for everyone if we get alonG.

Phyllis: Yeah, it is. You know, nobody has any reason to give you a second chance in this town. But I will. You know, it’s unfortunate for you, ’cause the probability of people giving you dirty looks and just the outright hostility that you will experience by staying in genoa city, that must be very difficult, but you know what, diane? I…I’m not gonna be a part of that. Because I will not put my daughter through that. My daughter and her husband. I will not make my daughter uncomfortable. I will not make her choose sides ever.

Diane: Excellent point. And while I realize you’re not doing this for me, I do appreciate the effort. Thank you.

Phyllis: Well, you’re welcome.

Diane: You know, I’m just really happy for you, phyllis, that you’ve reached this level of serenity and maturity.

[ Chuckles ] Comes as a complete surprise. Oh, I hope you don’t take that the wrong way.

Phyllis: Oh, absolutely not. Let’s go, alright?

Summer: Okay. Thank you for coming, diane.

Diane: Of course.

Summer: Shall we?

Phyllis: Sure, let’s go.

Victor: Thank you all for coming. Today I have an important announcement to make. As you know, newman enterprises has expanded enormously during the last year. We not only merged with locke communications group, but we acquired chancellor communications and newman media. All this was done under the very capable leadership of my daughter victoria. She’s done a wonderful job. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, she decided to step away. And today I’m naming my son adam as new chief executive officer of newman enterprises, effective immediately. As some of you may know, adam has been intimately acquainted with the various departments of this company, but only someone who gathered the knowledge that he did on wall street and someone who graduated from harvard business school was able to, many times, step in and steer this enormous ship whenever I asked him to. He’s exactly what we need right now. He’s bold, he’s innovative, he’s right for the job. Please welcome my son adam.

Ashland: I believe that last comment was aimed at you.

Victoria: Oh, no doubt. Did you notice how my father didn’t mention your name, not even once? It’s as if you’ve ceased to exist.

Ashland: I’m sure he wishes that was the case.

Adam: Well, I could not be more pleased to be taking the helm of the company now. First things first, I have to give due credit to my sister for having the foresight to pull together the resources so we could thrive during these challenging times. Our talented executive team, cutting-edge technology, and amazing portfolio of intellectual property, and our unmatched global reach. My mission will be to integrate those assets to maximize our profit potential. At the same time, keeping with the values and the philosophy of our founder, my father, victor newman, who has always been at the heart of our company’s success.

Ashland: “My sister went on a shopping spree, but I’m the only one who knows what to do with all the stuff.” And look at him, he’s still kissing up to victor, even after he’s gotten the gig. Haven’t you had enough of this?

Victoria: Almost.

Adam: …Because I am leaving newman media in the very capable hands of my former coo and now ceo, sally spectra. And we’re available to take any questions you have.

Victoria: Okay, I am done. And you know what? My father deserves everything that adam and sally are gonna put him through. Let’s go. Let’s get to our meeting, shall we?

Ashland: Okay. Well [Clears throat] After you.

Adam: Well, we settled on ceo and not “division president” partly because it had been my title, but mainly because of the level of responsibility that it takes to run a media entity of that size. Something that I have every confidence ms. Spectra will handle with her usual aplomb.

Nick: Can I see you outside? I heard from victoria.

Adam: Next question? (Vo) red lobster’s seafood summerfest is fire!

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will continue. D a woman’s right to choice, her right to make intensely personal decisions from her doctor, free from interference from politics. To reaffirm basic principles of equality, and reinforced the fundamental right of privacy, the right of each of us to choose how to live our lives. Now with roe gone, let’s be very clear: The health and life of women in this nation are now at risK. As chairman and ranking member of the senate judiciary committee, as vice president and now as president of the united states, I’ve studied this case carefully. I’ve overseen more supreme court confirmations than anyone today. Where this case was always discussed. I believe roe V. Wade was the correct decision. As a matter of constitutional law and application of the fundamental right to privacy and liberty in matters of family and personal autonomy. It was a decision on a complex matter, that drew a careful balance between a woman’s right to choose earlier in her pregnancy the states ability to regulate later in her pregnancy. A broad consensus that most americans of faith and backgrounds found acceptable, and had been the law of the land for most of the lifetime of americans today. And it was a constitutional principle upheld by justices appointed by democrat and republican presidents alike. Roe V. Wade was a 7-2 decision, written by a justice, appointed by a republican president, richard nixon. In the five decades that followed roe V. Wade, justices appointed by republican presidents, from eisenhower, nixon, reagan, and george W. Bush were among the justices that voted to uphold the principles set forth in roe V. Wade. It was three justices named by one president, donald trump, in the core of today’s decision to up end the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country. Make no mistake, this decision is a culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law. It’s a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the supreme court in my view. The court has done what it has never done before: Expressly take away a constitutional right that is so fundamental to so many americans that had already been recognized. The court’s decision to do so will have real and immediate consequences. State laws banning abortion are automatically taking effect today, jeopardizing the health of millions of women, some without exceptions. So extreme that the women can be punished for protecting their health. So extreme that women and girls were forced to bear their rapist’s child. A child of a consequence — it just stuns me. So extreme that doctors will be criminalized for fulfilling their duty to care. Imagine having a young woman having to carry a child of incest — as a consequence of incest with no option. Too often the casE. The poor women are going to be hit the hardest. It is cruel. In fact, the court laid out state laws criminalizing abortion that go back to the 1800s as a rational. The court literally taking america back 150 yearS. This is a sad day for the country, in my vieW. But it doesn’t mean that the fight is over. Let me be very clear and unambiguous: The only way we can secure a woman’s right to choose in the balance that existed is for congress to restore the protections of roe V. Wade as federal law. No executive action from the president can do that. And if congress, as it appears, lacks the votes to do that now, voters need to make their voices heard. This fall you must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman’s right to choose into federal law once agaiN. Elect more state leaders to protect this right at the local leveL. We need to restore the protections of roe as law of the land. We need to elect officials who will do that. This fall roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality, they’re all on the ballot. Until then, I will do all in my power to protect a woman’s right in states where they will face the consequences of today’s decision. While the court’s decision cast a dark shadow over a large swath of the land, many states in this country still recognize a woman’s right to choose. So if a woman lives in a state that restricts abortion, the supreme court’s decision does not prevent her from traveling from her home state to the state that allows it. It does not prevent a doctor in that state from treating her. As the attorney general has made clear, women must remain free to travel safely to another state to seek care they need. My administration will defend that bedrock right. If any state or local official, high or low, tries to interfere with a woman’s exercise of her basic right to travel, i will do everything in my power to fight that deeply unamerican attack. My administration will also protect a woman’s access to medications that are approved by the F.D.A., The F.D.A., Like contraception, which is essential for preventive health care. If aprestone, which the F.D.A. Approved 20 years ago to safely end early pregnancies and is used to treat miscarriages — some states are saying they will try to ban or severely restrect access to this medications. But they’re looking to block the mail or search a person’s medicine cabinet or control a woman’s actions by tracking data on an app are wrong and extreme and out of touch with the majority of the americans. The american medical association, the american college of obstetricians and gon gon cologys, they say by limiting access to these medicines, morality will climb in america. That’s what they say. Today I’m directing the department of health and human services to take steps to ensure these critical medications are available to the fullest extent possible. And the politicians cannot interfere in the decisions that should be made between a woman and her doctor. My administration will remain vigilant as the implications of this decision play out. I’ve warned about how this decision risks the broader right to privacy for everyone. That’s because roe recognized the fundamental right to privacy. That has served as a basis for so many more rights that have come to take — we’ve come to take for granted, that are ingrained in the fabric of this country. The right to make the best decisions for your health. The right to use birth control. A married couple in the privacy of their bedroom, for god’s sakE. The right to marry the person you love. Justice thomas said as much today. He explicitly called to reconsider the right of marriage equality, the right of couples to make their choices on contraception. This extreme and dangerous path the court is now taking us on. Let me close with two points: First, I call on everyone, no matter how deeply they care about this decision, to keep all protests peaceful. Peaceful. Peaceful. No intimidation. Violence is never acceptable. Threats and intimidation are not speech. We must stand against violence in any form, regardless of your rationale. Second, I know so many of us are frustrated and disillusioned that the court has taken something away that is so fundamental. I know so many women are now going to face incredibly difficult sessions. I hear you. I support you. I stand with you. The consequences and the consensus of the american people, core principles of, quote,, quote,ofequality, liberty, dignity, and the stability of the rule of law demand that roe should not have been overturned. With this decision a conservative majority of the supreme court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of this country. They made the united states an outlier among developed nations of the world, but this decision must not be the final word. My administration will use all of its appropriate, lawful powers, but congress must act. And with your vote, you can act. You can have the final word. This is not over. Thank you very much. More to say on this in weeks to come. Thank yoU.

[Reporters. (Yelling) reporter yelling]O’connell: The president pledging to do everything in his power to protect women’s health. He says, let’s be clear, the health and life of women are now at risK. Let’s bring in nancy cordes. Nancy, what actions can the president take?

Reporter: We only heard him give one actual specific in that speecH. He says he is going to be directing the department of health and human services that abortion pills are more widely available, particularly to women who live in states where abortion is now illegal. What he did not say is whether he is going to push the F.D.A. To drop restrictions that currently limit the number of pharmacies that can provide those abortion pills. He didn’t announce any new executive orderS. It doesn’t mean those won’t happen in the days to come, but he didn’t lay out any specific plan right now to do things like issue travel vouchers to women so if they need to go a thousand miles to get an abortion, it can be a little cheaper for theM. He didn’t talk about giving service members time off if they live in a state that doesn’t allow abortions and they need to travel. So there are going to be a lot of questions on the minds of abortion rights activists about just how far he is willing to go personally. He says he is going to do everything he can. He called this ruling an extreme ideology and a tragic error, but we are still waiting for some of the details to be filled in.

O’connell: And, nancy, the president also making the case that this decision is not the final word. And he said congress should act, they could act, but he also said with your vote you can act. And laying out the case that this will be a central issue in the upcoming mid-term lacks elections.

Reporter: Very explicitly laying out a mid-term election message, saying that the only way to secure women’s rights is for congress to make the right to abortion a federal law. He said we don’t have the votes to do that right now, democrats don’t, so if people care about that, they need to vote in november and elect pro-abortion rights candidates at every level, at the state level and at the national level. That is an argument you’re already hearing today, norah, not just from the president of the united states but from the speaker of the house and virtually every democrat that has spoken so far.

O’connell: Nancy cordes at the white house. I want to bring in jan crawford because you heard him mention clarence thomas’ singular descent, in which he said he want to reconsider marriage equality. And they were saying this should go further.

Justice thomas has been the most conservative justice on the supreme court. He is the one who is willing to completely disregard precedent on a number of cases where other conservative justices are not. When you look at the majority opinion, which has five justices supporting the view, thomas is the only one. The other four say no, it does not. It could not be more clear. The right to contraception and the right to same-sex marriage — abortion is different because it involves a fetal life. There is an extensive analysis bulked up from the initial draft we saw where the majority is saying, no, we don’t agree with that. Thomas is only writing for himself.

O’donnell: Jan crawford. I want to bring in major garrett, who is there at the supreme court, which is a fortress with security, but also a number of protests.

Reporter: Norah, I’ve talked to protestors on both sides. They both use the same phrase: “This is an earthquake.” If so, this judicial earthquake has created a falt line right here in front of the supreme court. Those interested in this opinion have come in much larger numbers since 10:10 this morning. Some are curiosity-seekers, but some are deeply emotionally involved in this issue. I see tears on both sides, those who long opposed abortion rights, tears of gratitude, and those who support abortion rights, bitter tears about what the spreamplet supreme court has done. Americans coming in front of the supreme court, if you read the opinion today, the supreme court said don’t come here anymore. The supreme court has nothing more to say on abortion. Because they no longer recognize it as a constitutional right worthy of commentary. Go back to your states. But they’re coming here in larger numbers.

O’donnell: The president also calling for peaceful protests after the supreme court has struck down roe V. Wade. The president saying no intimidation or violence is ever acceptable. Our coverage will continue on cbs streaming, your local news, and we’ll have a wrap-up tonight on the “cbs evening news.” I’m norah o’donnell in for her to build a permanent life this close to you? I know that you’ve been hesitant to trust her, given the way that she abandoned you.

Kyle: I can’t erase all the things she put me through, and i don’t know if the scars will ever fade. But there’s no chance of that happening if I send her away without trying. I’ll wonder the rest of my life if I made the wrong choice.

Summer: Okay. Well, we’ll do our best and we’ll see what happens.

Jack: I have no idea what phyllis’ thinking is where you’re concerned.

Diane: Fair enough.

Jack: I do know there’s a better chance of her keeping her word if you don’t provoke her — something you’re very good at, something you seem to relish.

Diane: On my honor — and i do believe I have some now — i have no intention of kicking that hornets’ nest. Why would I?

Jack: Is that a real question?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m just thrilled that the woman has volunteered to back off. And as you’ve said, it brings the number down of people in this town who are out for my blood.

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Jack: Excuse me, please.

Victoria: Well, I think that that meeting went rather well, don’t you?

Ashland: Extremely well, yes.

Victoria: I got the feeling that we’re gonna get some positive responses to our proposal.

Ashland: I just love the way the presentation went, the way we were playing off of each other’s ideas. I just — I can’t wait to be running a company with you again.

Victoria: Me too.

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Y&R Update Friday, June 24, 2022

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Michael tracked Victor down at Society. victor hadn’t been answering his phone, so Michael had to look all over for him. Michael said he found Ashland and Victoria in a hotel in NY. Ashland had been spotted meeting with a high end real estate broker. Victor surmised that the couple was looking for office space to start a new company.

Sally walked into Adam’s office, and he admired her new look, which he called understated, yet powerful. She said that was what she was going for. There was going to be a press conference headlined by Victor, announcing Sally as CEO of Newman Media and Adam as CEO of Newman Enterprises. Sally was nervous, so Adam gave her some tips. She said that being the man of the hour was familiar territory for him. He said this time was different and better than his previous stint running Newman. She said he had her now, and he replied that she made a huge difference. She predicted that today would be a turning point for them both. They kissed. Sally gave Adam advice on the statement he’d written, and he said she was right. Victor came in, and Adam asked for a moment with his dad, so Sally left. Adam reiterated his intention to use his time at the helm, however long that was, to show Victor what he was capable of. He promised to impress Victor. Victor said they both wanted Adam to excel. Adam felt his whole life had lead him to this moment, and he planned to make the most of it. Victor shook Adam’s hand.

Ashland woke up and came into the living room and saw Victoria enjoying a leisurely morning on the couch. He asked if she wanted to go to brunch. She assumed he didn’t hear the news that there was going to be a press conference announcing her successor. He’d heard, but he wasn’t sure she wanted to watch it. She said she didn’t want to miss one minute of this presser. He was surprised because he thought she would be irritated by it. She assumed he’d expected that because of the rumor that Adam would be named CEO. She was sure her father was naming Adam CEO in an attempt to get her mad enough to run back to Genoa City to defend her turf, not because he thought Adam would do a better job running Newman than she did. She said that Victor always played his kids above each other, and she was tired of it. He was impressed she was so nonchalant. She said she and Ashland left so she could break free.

Victoria said that her and her father’s patterns had become so entrenched that she knew what he was going to do before he did it. Ashland thought there was a certain satisfaction in knowing your rival’s every move. Victoria said no one had ever gotten her the way Ashland did – it was like they were kindred spirits. He just wished he’d recognized that from the beginning, like she did. She laughed and said he was a slow learner, but he was worth it. They were going to be meeting investors today, to seek funding for their new venture. He said he’d go change for the meeting, then they could watch the press conference together, in case it was tougher on her than she thought. She called him thoughtful and smiled. He left the room. She looked back to make sure he was gone, then she called Nick.

Victoria told Nick that everything was going exactly as she hoped. He asked if she’d tell them where she was. She was surprised Victor hadn’t sussed it out yet. She said they were in NY. She sent her congratulations to Adam. Nick asked Victoria to at least call Nikki. She said she would when the time was right. He asked if she was going to watch the press conference, and she said she didn’t think she’d have time because she and Ashland were meeting with some investors to try and get their next venture bankrolled. He asked if they were Ashland’s connections, and she said they were mostly hers. He asked if she was planning to start a company to compete with Newman. She said she didn’t call him to talk business. She had to get ready for the meeting, and she promised they’d talk again soon. The call ended.

Back in Genoa City, the press conference started. Victor said Newman Media expanded enormously in the past year – they merged with Locke Communications Group and they acquired Chancellor Communications and Newman Media. He said all this was done under the very capable leadership of his daughter, Victoria. He said Victoria stepped down for personal reasons, so he was appointing his son, Adam. Victor said Adam was intimately acquainted with this company and only someone who’d gathered the knowledge he did from Wall Street and someone who graduated from Harvard Business School was able to step in and steer this enormous ship. He said Adam was bold, innovative and right for the job.

In NY, Ashland told Victoria that he thought Victor’s last comment was aimed at her. She was sure of it. She noticed that Victor didn’t mention Ashland’s name once.

The press conference continued. Adam gave credit to his sister for pulling together the resources so Newman would thrive during these challenging times. He said he was going to integrate the assets so maximize profit and potential while at the same time keeping the values and philosophy of the founder – Victor Newman, who was at the heart of the company’s success. “My sister went on a shopping spree, but I’m the only one who knows what to do with all the stuff,” Ashland said, mocking Adam. Ashland said Adam was still sucking up to Victor even after he’d gotten the job. He asked if Victoria hadn’t had enough of watching this. She wasn’t ready to stop just yet.

Adam said he was leaving Newman Media in the hands of Sally Spectra. Victoria said she’d seen enough. She felt her father deserved everything that Sally and Adam were going to put him through. She was ready to get to their meeting.

When Ashland and Victoria got back from their meeting, they were in a good mood because it went well. Ashland loved the way he and Victoria had played off each other’s ideas. He couldn’t wait to run a company together again. He felt like that was what they were born to do, and he was sure her investor friends saw it. She said that it didn’t matter if the investors didn’t come through, since she and Ashland had enough money to fund the venture themselves. She wondered if that was what they should do, because it would give them total control. He said that meant they’d be taking all the risk. She knew, but the idea of the two of them going it alone and taking on the world together appealed to her. They smiled at each other.

Adam talked up Sally’s business skills to the press. Nick came in and whispered in Victor’s ear that he heard from Victoria. Victor left in the middle of the press conference to talk to Nick in the hallway. Adam took it in stride and took the reporter’s next question.

Victor asked if Victoria was upset about Adam’s promotion. Nick said Victoria said she and Ashland were fine, and in NY. Nick suspected Victor already knew Victoria was in NY. Victor wanted to hear what else Victoria said. Nick said Victoria and Ashland were looking for capital for a new business venture. Victor thought it was interesting that Nick was sharing this, since Nick and Victoria always kept each other’s secrets. Nick said he was doing the best he could in a difficult situation. He wanted Victoria to feel like she could tell him things without him using it against her. He’d been accused of that before, and it created a rift in their relationship. However, he also didn’t want Victoria getting more enmeshed with that creep. Victor didn’t want that either.

Later, Victor relayed the information he’d learned to Michael. Victor told Michael to discreetly approach the investors that Victoria and Ashland met with and convince them not to invest in Ashland’s new venture.

Summer went to the hotel to get Phyllis. Phyllis was supposed to be meeting Diane today to extend an olive branch. Phyllis was hesitant to go. Summer said she’d already arranged things with Diane. She hoped Phyllis wasn’t backing out at the last minute. “You’ve got to know how important this is to me. To my whole family,” Summer said. Phyllis said she was ready to go, but she stayed in her seat until Summer gently pulled her up by the arm.

At the park, Diane greeted Phyllis and Summer warmly. She asked about the purpose of the meeting. Summer said Phyllis had a chance to do some thinking while she was on vacation. Phyllis said she centered herself and gained perspective. Diane said the same process took her years. Phyllis called herself a fast learner and she said Diane had a lot to work through. Diane said Phyllis seemed like the type of person who had a lot of issues. Phyllis said she didn’t. Phyllis stated that she realized she didn’t want anger or resentment to rot her from the inside, the way it did to Diane. Phyllis said that she wanted to put the past behind them, starting today. Diane asked if Phyllis was saying this was a fresh start. Phyllis said she’d never forget what Diane did to her. Summer encouraged Phyllis to say she’d forgive. Diane noted that so many people had forgiven Phyllis over the years. Phyllis said she wasn’t going to dwell on the things Diane did to her. Phyllis suggested they consider this a truce. Diane said thanks and that Phyllis made her day.

Diane knew that couldn’t have been easy for Phyllis. Summer stated that when Diane showed up with no warning, it brought up a lot of painful memories for everyone. Diane knew, because everywhere she turned, people reminded her of the damage she’d done. Diane didn’t complain because she knew she deserved the rage. Phyllis agreed that Diane had it coming. Diane said that was why she was so impressed Phyllis found a way to let it go – that must be freeing. Phyllis said it must be freeing to get to cross someone off the long list of people who didn’t want her in town. Diane said it was meaningful to her, since they were part of the same extended family, and it was best if they got along. Phyllis said no one had a reason to give Diane a second chance, but Phyllis was going to do it. Phyllis thought it was unfortunate for Diane that she would face a lot of hostility from people in Genoa City. Phyllis said she wouldn’t be part of that though, because she wouldn’t make her daughter uncomfortable or make her choose sides. Diane knew Phyllis wasn’t doing this for her, but she appreciated the effort. Diane said she was pleasantly surprised Phyllis reached this level of serenity and maturity. She hoped Phyllis didn’t take that the wrong way. Phyllis said she didn’t, and she told Summer that they should go.

Phyllis was on edge in the hotel lounge. Summer invited Phyllis to lunch with her and Kyle. Phyllis said she had a lot of work to do. Summer was proud of Phyllis for calling a truce. Summer thought it would be good for Phyllis too, because it was unhealthy to center your life around hating someone. Phyllis agreed that she’d wasted a lot of her energy on this. Phyllis knew the negativity wasn’t good for Summer either. Phyllis said things were going well for Summer – she was married to Kyle, and she had this sweet little boy in her life, and she and Kyle were going to revitalize Marchetti. Phyllis said there was nothing she wouldn’t do for Summer, including making nice with that heifer. Phyllis corrected herself and called Diane Summer’s mother in law. Summer said she loved Phyllis, and they hugged

Jack and Kyle were at home discussing business. Jack was going to take over almost all of the CEO duties for Jabot immediately, because he knew Kyle and Summer would have their hands full wrapping up the acquisition, moving the company to the US etc. Jack got an alert for the Newman press conference which would officially announce Adam was the CEO. Talk shifted back to Kyle’s new role. Jack said he couldn’t be more proud. Kyle looked forward to the challenge and working with Summer again. He felt like everything was coming together. Jack asked if Diane was included in that.

Kyle said he and his mom were cool. She had been working to prove herself, and she hadn’t done anything wrong, as far as he knew. Kyle gave Diane the benefit of the doubt, but that didn’t mean he was ready to wipe the slate clean. Jack said good. He assured Kyle that there was no deadline. Kyle said he and Diane were taking things slow. Jack thought that was a good idea because deciding how much of a role Diane would have in his life was a big decision with lifelong implications. Part of Kyle wanted to wanted to let Diane all the way in and cling to her until the wounds healed, but then he thought back to when she was murdered. He used to scream into his pillow at night, because he felt he had to be brave for everyone. He said that kind of grief was exhausting at that age and the most traumatic thing he’d ever been through, then he found out it was a lie orchestrated by his own mother. Kyle thought Diane was saying all the right things, and she was good with Harrison.

Kyle badly wanted to trust Diane, but he was wary because things happened and he wondered if they were warning signs, for example, whatever happened with Jack and Phyllis. Kyle didn’t need details, but he said that Jack had admitted that whatever happened tied back to Diane. Jack promised he’d let Kyle know if Diane was up to her old tricks. Jack told Kyle not to let the thing with Jack and Phyllis affect his evaluation of his mother. Jack and Kyle watched the press conference, and they were mind-blown that Sally was heading up an entire division. Jack thought it was more mind-blowing that Victor allowed it. Jack wanted the best for Sally, and he was glad that keeping her in line was Adam’s job, not the Abbott’s.

Diane showed up to thank Kyle and Jack for the role she assumed they played in facilitating her meeting with Phyllis. Jack had no idea what Diane was talking about. Kyle said he knew it was happening, but he couldn’t take credit because that was all Summer and Phyllis’s work. Diane told Jack about the truce. She said if Summer was responsible, she owed her daughter in law a big thank you. Kyle said his wife was special. Summer texted Kyle and asked to meet at the hotel, so he left.

Jack congratulated Diane. He said the tiny little club of people she’d won over had a new member. She knew better than to think she’d won over Phyllis. Diane said not actively at war wasn’t the same thing as acceptance. She didn’t want to say this in front of Kyle, but Phyllis was so unpredictable that there was no telling how long this truce would hold. Jack asked if Diane didn’t think Phyllis was sincere. Diane thought that all depended on how you defined sincerity. Diane did think Phyllis made a sincere effort to rein in her hostility around Summer. Diane didn’t care what Phyllis’s motive was as long as she followed through. He asked if Phyllis explained why she had a change of heart. Diane said Phyllis said she did it for the kids’ sake, and Diane was sure there was some truth to that. Diane thought Phyllis also did it to impress Jack. She said Phyllis didn’t mention him by name, of course, because she wouldn’t want her daughter to find out how she used Jack to get back at Diane. Diane knew Jack didn’t want to talk about that, so she said she wouldn’t say more about it. She just wanted to suggest that Phyllis was doing the opposite – using Diane to try and make amends with Jack.

Jack had no idea what Phyllis was thinking when it came to Diane. He thought that Phyllis would have a better chance at keeping her word if Diane didn’t provoke her. Jack said Diane seemed to relish antagonizing Phyllis. Diane said she had no plans to kick the hornet’s nest. She was just glad Phyllis volunteered to back off, which reduced the number of people who were out for her blood. Phyllis texted Jack asking to talk. .

Kyle met Summer at the hotel bar. They were going to celebrate the truce. She crowed about pulling this off after he told her to stay out of their parents’ business. He said she made one hell of a diplomat. He shifted gears and revealed that he was thinking about hiring Diane at Marchetti. He asked how Summer felt about it. She was worried. She asked if he was sure he was ready for Diane to build a permanent life this close to him. He said he couldn’t erase what Diane put him through, and he wans’t sure the scars would ever fade, but he couldn’t send her away without trying, because if he did, he’d second guess his choice for the rest of his life. Summer said they’d do their best and see what happened.

Back at Newman, Sally read Adam some of the comments on social media about the press conference. It was very positive, for the most part. He gave her a gift, and she had one for him too. She got him his favorite scotch. It was her favorite now too. She brought up the day he introduced her to it. She said who would’ve guessed they’d end up on top of the world. Things started heating up, so they closed the office door.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, June 24, 2022

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Victor has a big press conference to announce Adam as the new CEO of Newman Enterprises and Sally as the CEO of Newman Media.

Victoria calls Nick to tell him she is in New York to meet with some investors about a new venture. Nick runs to tell Victor the news confirming for him what Michael had already told him. Victor asks Michael to find out who the possible investors in Victoria’s new company are and persuade them not to invest in the company.
Victoria tells Ashland she thinks that they should use their own money to fund their new company.

Phyllis tells Diane she has decided to call a truce with her for Summer’s sake.

Phyllis sends Jack a text message telling him she is back in town and wants to talk to him.

Kyle tells Summer that he doesn’t trust Diane yet but he wants her to stay in Genoa City so he can slowly get to know her again and see if she can be trusted.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, June 20, 2022

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Billy: I know, I’m sorry, I’m a little bit late. Mwah. Just having a hard time getting motivated this morning.

Jill: Well, now, why would that be? The launch party was a tremendous success. I’ve been getting congratulatory messages all morning.

Billy: Yeah, Mother, don’t take this the wrong way, but there’s more to life than work.

Jill: Yeah, Billy, I understand that. But would you please tell me why you’re so disgruntled?

Billy: Can I at least just get a coffee, please, first?

Jill: Could you multi-task?

Billy: Fine, I got some disturbing news from Victoria right before the launch. And I promised Lily that I was not gonna let it affect the big night, and I didn’t, but I’m having a hard time letting it go.

Jill: Okay, so what happened?

Billy: Victoria came to me and informed me that she is — she’s starting over with Ashland. She’s leaving town. She’s leaving her job. She’s leaving her family. She’s leaving it all behind.

Jill: Why would they want to start over?

Billy: Do you not know?

Jill: Well, evidently not.

Billy: Wow. Okay, so no one told you. Uh…well, with everything else that Ashland has done, he was lying about having cancer.

Jill: What?

Billy: Yes. And he did it to deceive Victoria into marrying him so that then he could go and steal newman/locke after the merger. The guy was playing the long game.

Jill: Oh, my god, that’s — that’s just —

Billy: Deceitful, disgusting. It’s all those things, but it’s Ashland lLcke, so what else is new?

Jill: Okay, so who figured out what he was up to and blew the whistle?

Billy: Well, that is a very long and complicated story, one that I will share with you another time. But it’s suffice to say that the Newmans are doing everything they could to get rid of the guy, but it backfired and Victoria accepted all his sad tears and forgave him, and now she’s expecting me to let her take the kids to live with them, wherever they’re going. And because she’s not telling me, she’s being secretive, so Victor doesn’t interfere. And so I’m sorry if I’m a little, you know, out of sorts.

Jill: No, that’s okay. Ashland is a vile human being. I expected a little bit better of Victoria, but, honey, I mean, if — it’s her life. If she’s willing to throw it away on a man who’s not worthy of her, I — c’est la vie.

Billy: “C’est la vie”? How do you say that? You don’t expect me to sit here and just let it happen.

Jill: Oh, you just stop it. I know what you’re about to say. This is no longer your battle to fight.

Billy: Oh, god, you sound exactly like Lily.

Jill: Well, I take that as a compliment.

Billy: How do you not expect me to be concerned about this? This directly affects the wellbeing of my kids.

Jill: Well, you used them as an excuse the last time, when you were involved with that Jesse Gaines debacle and you were trying to stop Victoria’s wedding. Lily was right to call you out. There’s no way on earth that Victoria would put her children in danger. Look at me. You’ve got to let this go, Billy, and also, if you mess this up with Lily, I will never forgive you.


Devon: Good morning.

Lily: Good morning. Hello.

Devon: Hey.

Lily: How’s it going? I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a high from last night.

Nate: Mm, Chancellor-Winters’ first official business day is now underway.

Lily: I know, look at us. The three of us, working down the hall from each other in our newly merged company. Oh, speaking of which, do you like your offices? ‘Cause I oversaw the design, so I hope it’s all to your liking.

Devon: Um…I hate to put a damper on your day, but there actually is a problem.


Summer: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: Summer, hi.

Summer: Amanda, hi. How are you?

Amanda: I — I kind of feel like I should be asking you that question. Are you okay?

Summer: Oh, you know, Mom. What can I say?

Amanda: Oh. Any word on when she might be home?

Summer: Nothing solid, but these text messages of hers are a master class in evasion. I tried to call her, but she won’t pick up, and I want to keep her on the loop on certain decisions that Kyle and I are making, but not like this. And when I ask her what her plans are —

Amanda: She sends you shrug emojis and cheerful greetings.

Summer: So you’ve been getting them, too.

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Summer: She is pulling the same stuff with Daniel — being vague about how long she’ll be visiting, and when he tries to get her to open up, she gets all moody. It’s gotten to the point where he and his daughter Lucy are walking on eggshells around her. And it’s — it’s so weird. I mean, she loves that kid.

Amanda: Do you think that we should be worried?

Summer: I sure am.


Michael: I can’t get over it — you and I, together in the same room.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: No, no, no, just it’s such a rare occurrence. I mean, here I am working very reasonable hours, courtesy of — wait for it — Victor, while your career is busier than ever. Oh, the irony.

Lauren: You know, you at least know where I am. I’m not in some Peruvian jail somewhere, okay?

Nikki: Oh, hello, you two.

Michael: Nikki, you look lovely.

Lauren: How are you?

Nikki: I’ve been better.

Lauren: Yeah, I heard that Victoria left with Ashland. You and Victor must be devastated.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Yes, it’s been very difficult. I woke up this morning determined to not think about her departure. In fact, I’m so glad I ran into you, Michael.

Michael: Of course you are. But why?

Nikki: I intend to direct all of my rage and frustration into a worthy target — Diane Jenkins. And you’re just the person to help me do it.


Billy: Look, you’re right, okay? I know that I’ve got to let it go, just like I promised Lily.

Jill: You thought I’d be a more sympathetic ear, didn’t you?

Billy: Yeah, I did.

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Billy: I thought you would be a little bit more supportive because, you know, you’re my mother, you’re supposed to be.

Jill: Not mindlessly supportive, Billy.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Jill: Look, with all the exciting things you have to focus on now, I can see that something is bothering you. How are you feeling about all the changes at the company?

Billy: How are you feeling?

Jill: Well, I thought I’d made myself very clear in my speech at the launch event.

Billy: Yeah, no, it was a great speech. It was heartfelt, it was touching, it was perfect.

Jill: Well, thank you, I think.

Billy: But it is the end of an era. I mean, you ran Chancellor by yourself for a very long time.

Jill: Yeah, I did. And Lily’s doing a bang-up job of bringing the company into a brand-new era.

Billy: She is. She’s doing great. I couldn’t be more proud of her.

Jill: Yeah, and it’s very brilliant the way she’s expanding both Katherine and Neil’s visions.

Billy: Yes, but, like you said, it is a major upheaval, so it’s got to be a little disconcerting for you.

Jill: The way it is for you, honey?


Lily: Wait, what’s — what’s wrong? Is there an issue with your office?

Devon: Yeah, the size is an issue. I’m gonna have to get used to it.

Lily: The si– wait, our offices are the same size. I mean, down to the millimeter. I made sure of it. But I can switch with you if you want.

Devon: Yeah, I think that’s a good idea. We should switch.

Lily: Okay. That’s fine.

Devon: I can’t believe you can’t tell when I’m messing with you. I’m joking completely. The office is fine. It’s perfect. Did an amazing job, as usual.

Lily: Oh, my god. Wow. Very funny.

Devon: I just need to hang some pictures and make it personal, I’ll be good to go.

Lily: Okay, never tell a joke again. Um, Nate, do you like your office?

Nate: Okay, are you kidding me? It’s spectacular.

Devon: Yeah, compared to that little hole in the wall they had you in at Memorial.

Nate: There is no comparison. Sweeping views of the city, beautiful new furniture. There’s even room for a putting machine.

Lily: A putting machine? You don’t golf.

Nate: I know, I’m just saying. Add in my very own espresso maker and some fancy snacks — I’m in heaven. Truly, this is a whole new world for me.

Lily: Well, good. Get used to it, celebrity COO, ’cause I got to tell you, the press loved you.

Imani: I’ll say. Everyone’s buzzing about the sexy, sophisticated addition to the executive suite.

Lily: Sexy? I didn’t see sexy. You saw sexy?

Imani: [ Chuckles ] You must be focusing on the stuffy business press your PR team sends over. If you do a deep dive into the gossip sites that covered our party, the “s” word definitely comes up.


Summer: I’m pretty sure that something went down between her and Jack.

Amanda: And you don’t know for certain?

Summer: It seemed like things were going well for them on the romantic front, but then Kyle and I walked in on this tense moment between the two of them. It was obvious that they’d been arguing.

Amanda: Did you ask Phyllis about this?

Summer: Yeah, she kept on insisting that it was a disagreement, “no big deal.”

Amanda: I’m guessing that you don’t buy that.

Summer: No way. How much do you know about what happened?

Amanda: Well, she did mention her disagreement with Jack.

Summer: Did it involve Diane? My mom hates her with a passion. Those two have so much history, and all of it is bad.

Amanda: Yeah, I gathered that from our conversation.

Summer: She even asked me to convince Kyle to reject her, which I wasn’t about to do. I mean, Kyle’s relationship with Diane is his own decision.

Amanda: I can’t help wondering if all of this has something to do with her sudden trip out of town. She was so excited to plan the launch party, and then, poof, she disappears. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Abby, she did an excellent job. The party turned out great, but I don’t know, I can’t help but be a little bit shocked.

Summer: The trip was actually my fault. I reached out to Daniel and I persuaded him to ask Mom to come for a visit. I was afraid that she and Diane were headed for a major showdown.


Diane: [ Laughs ]

Kyle: No, Harrison, make sure all the ducks get some corn. Have linda show you.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, that’s the way.

Diane: Yes. Oh, my gosh, he is so cute. I just can’t get enough of that little face.

Kyle: Oh, his nanny says the same thing.

Diane: Mm. Thank you for letting me know what time you’d be here so I could watch him play.

Kyle: Yeah, well, I know how much you enjoy it.

Diane: I do, so much. Although I almost slept through the alarm. I just tossed and turned all night.

Kyle: How come?

Diane: Oh, I had a bad dream, and then you know how it is when you wake up at 3:00 A.M., all your worst fears start ballooning.

Kyle: Ah. That sounds intense.

Diane: Mm.

Kyle: Remember what it was about?

Diane: My dream? You really want to hear it? Uh, okay. I dreamt that the deal to purchase Marchetti fell through and that you and Summer and that cute little boy moved back to Milan.

Kyle: Don’t worry about that. Acquisition is right on track.

Diane: Well, that’s a relief. Thank you for putting my mind at ease. Which brings me to another thing that has me up all night. Um…Kyle, I need to ask you a favor. A big one.

Kyle: What is it?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I was hoping that when the dust settles with Marchetti, that you could help me find a job around here.


Amanda: I am sure that you are right about Phyllis and Diane clashing, and finding a way to cool things down for a bit, it was a really good idea.

Summer: It won’t last, though. Sending her off for some quality time with daniel, it’s just postponing the inevitable.

Amanda: Well, I’m sorry, really, I don’t know what I can do to help. I don’t know how to engage Phyllis in a meaningful conversation about Diane when she is actively dodging all forms of communication.

Summer: Is there a cute little emoji for “call me back or I’ll haunt your dreams”?

Amanda: Listen, I promise that when she gets back, I will corner you, and maybe she’ll be ready to unload then.

Summer: I’m glad to hear that you’re willing to help, because if this little trip doesn’t provide the reset that I’m hoping for, I have a plan.

Amanda: Tell me.

Summer: I want to put together a team to save my mom from herself and to keep her and Diane from escalating this thing into a full-blown war. Are you up for being a peace broker?

Amanda: Count me in.

Summer: Thank you.


Michael: So what is it you had in mind?

Nikki: Please do us all a favor and look into Diane’s activities in Los Angeles.

Michael: Like what, her work, her friends?

Nikki: I don’t really care. There must be something that shows she came back to town with evil intentions, that she’s not the angel she’s trying to convince people she’s become.

Lauren: Mm, Michael’s probably the worst person for the job.

Nikki: Oh, no, he’s not. He uncovered the evidence that showed Ashland to be the snake that he is. Why not do the same thing for Diane?

Lauren: Because he’s one of the few people who isn’t horrified that she’s back in town.

Michael: Sitting right here, ladies.

Lauren: In fact, he couldn’t wait to call me when he saw fresh from the grave and then bought her a drink. Didn’t you, sweetie?

Michael: Oh, so you can see me.

Lauren: And now they’re palling around together again.

Nikki: I don’t believe it. Michael is too smart for that.

Michael: Invisible again.

Lauren: Oh, believe me, we could never miss you.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Lauren:  Excuse me. Oh, it’s Summer. Something with work. Alright, well, you two seem like you have a lot to discuss.

Michael: No, no, no. Look, no, I want it on record that you cut our date short for work.

Lauren: Alright. Duly noted. Thank you. Love you.

Michael: Love you more.

Nikki: Bye.

Michael: Kind of.

Lauren: Ha-ha.

Nikki: I am appalled that you are spending time with Diane after everything she’s done. I need you to do something about her, and quickly.


Billy: I couldn’t be more proud of Lily than I am, truly. I mean, it’s so impressive to see what she’s done with this merger, even more impressive than what Victoria did with Newman/Locke. And she didn’t have to con anyone to get it done.

Jill: Oh, please, let’s not get into all that again.

Billy: Look, I am not gonna screw things up with Lily, and I am 100% on board with everything that’s happening at Chancellor-Winters and I am focused on being the best COO I can possibly be.

Jill: I believe you mean that.

Billy: Good.

Jill: But with everything that’s so positive you have to focus on, I can still see that you’re unhappy, sweetie. So I’m gonna sit here and just listen, okay? And I’m gonna try to be the supportive mother you were hoping I would be when you brought up Victoria.

Billy: I would love to tell you everything. I would love to be an open book, but if I do, you got to promise me that this stays between us.

Jill: Billy, this stays between us. You have my word. It’s covered under the mother-son privilege.


Nate: I hope neither of you is upset that I revealed more about our plans than you wanted me to.

Devon: I mean, what matters is that it worked out and we got great coverage from it, so…

Lily: Yeah, look, you followed your gut, and it worked out, so…

Imani: Sometimes relying on your instinct is better than playing it safe. I found that to be the case both personally and professionally.

Nate: I just want to make sure no one feels I stepped on anyone’s toes.

Devon: Well, you did, but as I’ve said many times already, it’s just a little bump in the road and hopefully there won’t be too many more of those, right?


Nate: Thanks for being gracious.

Devon: Yeah, not a problem, man.

Lily: Alright, well, let’s get down to work. Um…I think we should chat about the marketing plan for the 50 new podcasts that we’re launching. The PR team’s being inundated with interview requests, and honestly, I think based off of our pre-subscription numbers, we can definitely raise our advertising rates.

Devon: Well, I suppose we can thank  Nate for that, since he detailed the rollout.

Lily: Well, I mean, I think that your team did a great job with the promos and with developing the podcasts themselves.

Imani: Mm-hmm, you got to have the right product.

Nate: Amen to that.

Lily: Yeah, I think we can chalk up this success to great family teamwork. Good job, everyone.

Imani: [ Chuckles ]


Billy: It’s been amazing to watch Lily, to watch her work, to put this whole thing together, and to help where I can, and to, you know, to see her working with her brother Devon and Nate — it’s a family and it’s a vibe and it’s beautiful. But there’s a little disconnect for me there. It’s like there’s something missing.

Jill: Do you have any idea where this is coming from?

Billy: No, I don’t. And it’s — like you said, I mean, everything’s great. It should be fine, right? But I’m just feeling a little bit restless. There’s this feeling like there’s something big out there for me, and I’m not sure what it is or — or, you know, where it’s gonna come from.

Jill: Well, I can see why this would be concerning for you.

Billy: It’s a little bit of a distraction, you know? I’m trying hard not to let it get to me.

Jill: Okay, I have a theory, if you would like to hear it.

Billy: Yes. Let’s hear it.

Jill: Alright, now don’t get mad, alright? But I’ve seen this behavior in you before. Are you sure you’re not self-sabotaging, Billy? ‘Cause I’ve seen you on top of the world, and then if you fail, you give yourself permission to fall back on your old ways.


Kyle: You want me to give you a job?

Diane: No, not give, just help. But not if it’s too much trouble.

Kyle: I don’t have many connections in the real-estate biz.

Diane: Kyle, I’m not trying to put you on the spot or take advantage. It’s quite the opposite. If everything goes well and you continue to want me to stay here, you can’t keep supporting me indefinitely.

Kyle: Really, it’s no problem.

Diane: No, no, no, you have been more than generous paying my bill at the Athletic Club, and I-I really appreciate it. But I need to pay my own way, and more than that, I-I-I need a career, a purpose.

Kyle: Well, how long would it take for you to get your real-estate license here?

Diane: Oh, real estate is just something I fell into. It was never a passion, like architecture.

Kyle: You want to get back into that?

Diane: Oh, no, no, no, I think that ship has sailed.

Kyle: Seriously? You were at the top of your field.

Diane: Yes, many, many, many years ago.

Kyle: So?

Diane: Kyle, I’m a realist. Even if I was interested, I’ve been out of it for so long that it would be almost impossible for me to step back in.

Kyle: Even with all your experience?

Diane: Well, for one thing, it is a very technical field, and I haven’t kept up with building codes or materials or software, and oh, my gosh, everything these days is about 3-d imaging. And even if I did have a firm interested in me, I would be competing against architects that are young and hungry, and I could go on, but it’s just too depressing.

Kyle: Sounds like you’ve given this a lot of thought.

Diane: I have.

Kyle: It’s got to be hard giving up on a dream you once had.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Well, life goes on. But seeing you and summer working so closely and doing something you love, and then, I don’t know, getting a peek at the launch party for Chancellor-Winters, maybe — maybe it’s being around all these family businesses and the people that are so devoted to their success. It — it’s got me thinking that it’s time to fully embrace life here in genoa city. And I know what I want to do.

Kyle: You do?

Diane: Yes. Back in LA, I started taking courses in communication, working toward a certificate in public relations, and I loved it.

Kyle: Why PR?

Diane: Well, I’ve always admired the way publicists handle difficult situations and personalities, such as myself.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. Like back in your modeling days.

Diane: Oh, I was a holy terror.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Well, I guess this is the part where I say, “I find that hard to believe” and I try to keep a straight face.

Diane: Don’t strain yourself.

Kyle: [ Laughs ] Well, anyway.

Diane: Anyway, while taking classes in branding and crisis management, I realized that these jobs are a lot about reinvention. Figuring out a way to turn around a bad image or to get the public refocused on positive qualities. And that is something I know I could excel at.


Billy: No, Mom, I’m not self-sabotaging. Trust me, I’ve got no desire to go back to being the Abbott family screw-up.

Jill: Oh, good, good.

Billy: And I really don’t see this as a regression. This is me just trying to find my place in the world. And it’s exciting.

Jill: Believe it or not, I get that.

Billy: You do?

Jill: Yeah, I do. After hearing all the compliments at the launch party, I stayed up really late and binged your podcast.

Billy: Okay.

Jill: No, no, no, I am so damn proud of you. You’re fearless. It’s very brave what you’re doing. You’re digging deep, you’re being honest, and then you’re turning around and sharing it with the world. But, sweetie, I can’t help worrying about that because it’s like ripping scabs off old wounds, and that could be really, really dangerous for a person like you.

Billy: You mean a recovering addict like me. You can say it. To be honest, these podcasts have been really helpful. They’ve been good for me. I finish them, and it’s actually a cathartic experience.

Jill: But then why the restlessness?

Billy: I haven’t figured that part out yet. But I am determined to keep searching until I do.


Imani: Save some of that sugar for me.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you followed me here.

Imani: I did.

Nate: Okay. Why?

Imani: I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get you in trouble by pushing you to be yourself at the launch — even though I think I was right.

Nate: Well, I acted on my own. It was my call. And I don’t regret it.

Imani: Great. Then I will take some credit for your success. The speech clearly raised your visibility.

Nate: I don’t see that as a plus.

Imani: Why not?

Nate: Because I didn’t want to overshadow Lily and Devon. And I could’ve done without your comments back at the office about the benefits of going with your gut versus playing it safe, which seemed like a veiled dig at Devon.

Imani: Well, I’m not one to stifle my opinions. You generated a lot of buzz for the company, and to me, that was worth the risk.

Nate: Pretty sure Devon thinks otherwise, even though he hasn’t said it.

Imani: I hope you won’t let him discourage you.


Kyle: I can’t promise anything. There are obvious issues with getting you a job at jabot.

Diane: Say no more. I don’t expect you to hand me a job. And I would, of course, want to be an asset to any firm that hired me. And it needn’t be at Jabot. It’s just that you know so many more business people in town. I thought maybe someone might mention something that’s right up my alley.

Kyle: I’ll give it some thought.

Diane: And while we’re on the subject of my pariah status —

Kyle: Look, I don’t —

Diane: No, no, no, Kyle. I know that there aren’t a lot of people in this town that are dying to associate with me. At least not yet. But I want you to know that I intend to earn the respect of as many of them as I can. If only just to make you and Harrison proud. I know that he would want the best for his deedee.

Kyle: Well, that makes two of us. And for the record, I think it’s impressive you want to pursue a new career. I’ll keep my ear to the ground.

Diane: Thanks. That’s all I can ask.


Lauren: Hi. I didn’t realize I was meeting with both of you. I thought this was about work.

Summer: Kyle and I do have a lot to discuss with you regarding Marchetti, but this is about Mom.

Lauren: Oh, is Phyllis okay? I know she left in a hurry to go see Daniel.

Summer: I orchestrated that visit so that there wouldn’t be blood in the streets.

Amanda: On account of Diane. Summer is trying to diffuse things.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] Well, talk about a lost cause.

Summer: Please don’t say that.

Lauren: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be flip. I can see how concerned you are. It’s just that I was there for the original battles between the two of them, and I cannot imagine that Phyllis will ever cool down where Diane is concerned.

Summer: Exactly, but this getaway has bought us some time.

Lauren: To do what?

Summer: I was thinking that when Mom gets back to Genoa City that we could team up and try to keep the peace.

Lauren: You are ambitious.

Amanda: It’s not that hopeless, is it?

Lauren: Oh, really? The team that you would have to assemble to keep the peace would be damn busy.

Summer: Do you know something that we don’t?

Lauren: Diane is on my list, too. I have been keeping tabs on her since her return, and she has been lighting fires everywhere. Including igniting one with your grandmother. I just saw Nikki, and she is on a mission to get that woman out of town.

Summer: [ Sighs ]


Summer: If there’s one person Diane won’t want to tangle with, it’s my grandmother.

Lauren: Not if she’s smart.

Amanda: Well, with all of these enemies gunning for Diane, maybe we’ll get lucky. Maybe she’ll feel the heat and she’ll head back to la before Phyllis gets home.

Summer: I want to create peace for everyone, not drive Diane away from Kyle unless it becomes absolutely necessary.

Lauren: That is a very difficult position to be in. And I think it’s very noble that you are considering your husband’s feelings as well.

Summer: I love him.

Lauren: I know you do. And somehow Michael has a soft spot for her as well, which I find inexplicable.

Amanda: You are really not a neutral party in this peace-keeping effort, are you?

Lauren: [ Laughs ] No. I am far more on the Phyllis/Nikki side. And this town would be better without Diane in it. But knowing how she operates, you, too, may have to pick a side and decide to get some distance between Kyle and his mother.


Nate: Devon and I have a long history. We’re cousins. Sometimes we’re rivals. Other times, we’re best friends. You don’t need to worry about me feeling stifled by a little healthy competition.

Imani: I’m not worried. I’m just observing the dynamic. I’m impressed with your business instinct, and I would hate to see your spirit squashed.

Nate: Well, I appreciate your support.

Imani: We should look out for each other. We’re both new in this arena. Personally, I get worried that I’m being held back by my sister’s watchful eye. Something I suspect you should look out for with Devon.

Nate: I don’t think I’d go that far.

Imani: I’m not saying it’s conscious on his part, but it’s just a complicated family dynamic. Well, anyway, I need to get back to the office.

Nate: Okay. I’ll see you later.

Imani: Think about what I said, Nate.


Billy: Hey, there.

Lily: Hello.

Billy: Mwah. You still riding high after last night?

Lily: Oh, yeah, I am on top of the world. Although I do realize that we have to dig deep in order to make good on the promises that we made last night.

Billy: Including everything Nate shared in his speech.

Lily: Yeah, people are very curious about our podcasts. I really hope that Jill’s as excited as everybody else.

Billy: She’s thrilled. Honestly, she couldn’t be more excited about the launch and all the accolades that are pouring in. She also made it very clear that I’d better not screw things up with her star CEO.

Lily: Why would she say that?

Billy: I don’t know, just a little joke. [ Sighs ] You’re right. [ Chuckles ] I don’t want to do that.

Lily: Do what?

Billy: I shared some things with my mother that I didn’t want to burden you with. But I don’t want to keep secrets from you.


Michael: By now…it ought to be clear that I’m more willing than most to forgive Diane.

Nikki: Michael.

Michael: More tea?

Nikki: Please don’t change the subject.

Michael: I really don’t know what I can do to help.

Nikki: You can investigate her. How was she able to live under an alias all these years? Did she pay taxes? Maybe the authorities could get her on tax evasion. She used a fake name. Did she also use a fake social security number? I mean, there’s got to be some kind of fraud there. Identity theft, impersonating an actual human being.

Michael: You’re good at this. You ought to look into getting your own PI license.

Nikki: You are the legal expert. On retainer — a very handsome retainer, I might add — for us. So there’s got to be something you can use to bring her up on charges.

Michael: Nikki, even if I were to uncover something shady, I do not have standing to bring charges in California. I’m not in law enforcement there or here. I stepped down from being the district attorney, remember? And FYI, tax evasion is a federal crime.

Nikki: Why are you making excuses? You were willing to risk your life to bring Ashland down. Why the hell are you protecting Diane?


Lily: Secrets? Should I be worried?

Billy: Oh, I don’t —

[ Telephone rings ]

Lily: Sorry, this has been ringing nonstop all day. Hi, it’s Lily. Oh, my god, I’m so sorry. Um…okay. Uh, you know what? Just hang tight. I’ll be right there. Okay, thank you.

Billy: Is everything okay?

Lily: Uh, yeah, I — I did an interview with a Chicago paper and they sent a photographer to take pictures, and I completely forgot. I have to go.

Billy: Okay, go.

Lily: But I want to hear what you were gonna say ’cause I’m freaking out right now.

Billy: It’s okay.

Lily: You can tell me.

Billy: There’s nothing to freak out about. Really, I’m fine. And I did not mean to make it sound ominous.

Lily: Are you sure?

Billy: I am sure.

Lily: Positive?

Billy: Positive. This is your time to shine, okay? Go make us proud.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]


Summer: Harrison’s having a snack in the kitchen. He seems pretty hungry after your trip to the park.

Kyle: He had a nice visit with his deedee.

Summer: Good.

Kyle: You seem bummed. What’s up?

Summer: [ Sighs ] You know how worried I’ve been about our moms and trying to keep things as calm as possible between them.

Kyle: Right, and?

Summer: Now I’m hearing that my grandmother is also after Diane. According to Lauren, she is hell-bent on getting your mother to leave town.

Kyle: Thanks for the heads up.

Summer: I didn’t mean to upset you.

Kyle: It’s not you, babe. I just don’t want you getting in the middle of this. Hell, I don’t want to deal with it either. My mother is doing her best to turn her life around, and no one will cut her any slack. I just wish everyone would back off, give her a little breathing room.

Summer: [ Sighs ] That’s easier said than done. Seems like everyone we know has history with Diane and strong opinions to match.


Nikki: Whose side are you on anyway?

Michael: No one’s. I’m neutral.

Nikki: No, you’re not. You’re trying to protect her.

Michael: Years ago, everyone in this town wanted Diane Jenkins to get the hell out. Well, you got your wish. She disappeared, and no one was wrongfully convicted for her death. Look, she lived alone in exile, missing her son. I think she paid for her crimes.

Nikki: Well, I disagree. I don’t think relocating to sunny LA is a proper punishment for her misdeeds. I mean, the fact that she can waltz right back into our lives is outrageous. Even Jack has softened his stance on her. It boggles my mind.

Michael: Does that just kill you? That — that Diane is succeeding in making amends, that she slowly but surely is gaining people’s trust?

Nikki: Yes, it does. And she will never earn my trust. That woman is nothing but trouble, and I refuse to sit back and let her wreak havoc.

Michael: Would you be so adamantly opposed to peaceful coexistence with Diane if you had succeeded in ridding your family of Ashland?

Nikki: One has nothing to do with the other.

Michael: One wonders.

Nikki: Well, don’t wonder. Diane’s crimes are worthy of their own level of vitriol.

Michael: [ Sighs ] Fine. I will agree to doing a deep dive into her time away, if only to prove to the nay-sayers that Diane has changed. That she deserves another chance.

Nikki: And what if your investigation proves otherwise? What then? Are you gonna try to cover up for your old pal? Or are you gonna let her get what she deserves?


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Gloria: Oh, you are getting so ramped up for your bold new adventure. Tension is high, nerves are frayed. You need a spiritual guru. You must be so happy to see me.

Nick: Can I see you outside? I heard from Victoria.

Diane: Phyllis has declared a truce with me. It’s wild, huh?

Imani: I just got off the phone with my father.

Amanda: What’s wrong?

Imani: It’s Mom.

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Kyle: I thought he would be here by now.

Summer: He probably just got caught up with work. You’re nervous.

Kyle: Well, I wouldn’t put it quite like that, but this is a big deal. I just hope he understands. Even though he said he’d be okay with it, saying it and meaning it are two different things. Hey.

Jack: Hey.

Kyle: Thanks for coming home to meet with us.

Jack: No problem at all. Sorry I’m a little late. I gather from your text and from the look on both of your faces, you have some important information to share.

Kyle: We do. Not that the acquisition is essentially a done deal, I’ve decided to leave my job as co-ceo of jabot and take on the role of ceo at marchetti.

Diane: There he is.

Michael: There you are.

Diane: Hello, michael. My treat for inviting me to take a stroll in the park.

Michael: Well, I will definitely accept this awesome free lemonade. But just so you know, I don’t generally require a gift when I’m reaching out to friends.

Diane: Do you know how many people in this town — outside of my son — actually ask to spend time with me?

Michael: I can count them on one hand?

Diane: Try one finger.

Michael: Ah.

Diane: Yeah, so enjoy.

Michael: If you insist.

Diane: It’s so wonderful to have you back in my life. I’m — I’m glad we’re friends again.

Michael: I feel the same way. Which is why I thought it was only fair that I warn you about something.

Diane: Uh-oh, my mind is scrolling through the possibilities. It’s not about kyle, is it?

Michael: No, no, no, no. It’s nikki. She wants to run you out of town.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Oh, that. Well, that’s not a secret. She has made it perfectly clear that she wants me gone.

Michael: No, don’t underestimate the depth of her determination. Off the record, nikki wants to get her hands on any and all dirt that may have gone on in your years in los angeles. And she asked me to do the digging.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] I’m not surprised. Well, how did you handle the request?

Michael: I told her I would do a deep dive, only to prove that there was nothing incriminating, that I was gonna show everyone that you deserve another chance.

Diane: Well, I appreciate that. Thank you.

Michael: Hey, I’m in your corner. I’m rooting for you. So, um…I think it would be best for both of us if you told me the truth here and now. Did you break any laws or pull any of your old stunts while you were out west, supposedly rehabilitating yourself?

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Devon: Hey.

Elena: Hey, neighbor.

Devon: Look who it is. Hold that thought.

Elena: Was it something i said?

Devon: No, I’m sorry. You can come in. I, uh…I was heading to the office and realized I don’t have my tablet.

Elena: Oh. Well, where did you use it last?

Devon: I don’t know. That is a great question. But it’s got to be around here somewhere.

Elena: I’ll help you look.

Devon: Thank you. I appreciate that. How — how’s everything been at the hospital? I haven’t had a chance to talk to you in a minute.

Elena: I know. Honestly, it has been hectic. I’ve been working a lot of late hours lately. But I love my job and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Devon: Well, that’s good. That means you’re doing what you’re meant to do in life.

Elena: Yeah, I couldn’t agree with you more. You know, actually, I am particularly satisfied with my job today. Aha! Found it.

Devon: Ay!

Elena: Like finding change in a couch cushion.

Devon: Well, except this has our company’s plans for world domination on it.

Elena: Oh.

[ Cellphone rings ] One sec. Ooh. Hello? Yes. Oh, thank you for accommodating me so last minute. Yeah, I definitely will. Thanks.

Devon: Does that phone call have something to do with you being in a good mood?

Amanda: There you are. You’re late. Your coffee’s cold.

Imani: I don’t give a damn about coffee right now. I just got off the phone with my father.

Amanda: Oh, no. What’s wrong?

Imani: It’s mom.

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Imani: Mom had a stroke earlier today.

Amanda: Oh, my god, was she okay? Was she able to call 911?

Imani: My dad was there when it happened, so he got her straight to the hospital.

Amanda: Okay.

Imani: And she’s in stable condition now.

Amanda: Okay. Alright, well, let’s go. We — we can leave right now. I’ll drive.

Imani: Wait, wait, we can’T. They’re not allowing any visitors besides my dad right now, so we’ll have to wait. But he said that he will keep me posted.

Amanda: Okay, well, make sure that he calls you every hour on the hour with an update.

Imani: Yes, he assured me that she’s in excellent hands, and I believe him because he wouldn’t settle for less than the best, okay?

Amanda: Yeah, yeah, of course. And I’m grateful for that. I just — I think I’m just a little shocked.

Imani: I’m shaken up, too. After mom’s last incident, she regrouped and she kept following the doctor’s instructions, but I just couldn’t stop worrying.

Amanda: I remember how upset you were. And what did I do? I told you to stop jumping to the worst possible conclusion. I think it’s just my default setting. I’m just stoic and just I keep pushing forward. I keep thinking about the positive. Nothing — none of that — prevented this, so here we are, and…

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. Okay, I’m sorry if I — if i dismissed or I downplayed your feelings.

Imani: No, no, there’s nothing to be sorry about. Okay, it’s not your fault. Optimism is a pretty good way to handle bad news.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Imani: This time, while mom’s recovering, we’ll stay positive together. Okay?

Amanda: Yeah.

Kyle: Dad, what do you think?

Jack: Well, I’m not surprised by your decision. I…I have to be honest, I’m a bit disappointed I won’t be working side-by-side with you any longer. I mean, don’t get me wrong, i understand that this move makes all the sense in the world with angelina stepping down at marchetti and summer agreeing to be creative director.

[ Sighs ] I have enjoyed working with you. It’s meant the world to me. I’m gonna miss it. I think we’ve grown closer because of it.

Kyle: We definitely have. I’ll miss it, too. You taught me everything I know about running a company.

Jack: We had a good run.

Kyle: We did. But we’ll still have business to discuss now that marchetti is a part of jabot. It just means we need to find more ways to spend time together outside of work. You know, lots of abbott family breakfasts and playtime in the park with harrison.

Jack: Yeah, sounds like a plan. Hey, pl– don’t get me wrong, i am thrilled for both of you. I know this is the end of one chapter, but the beginning of a thrilling new one for you, and i have been telling you all along this is your opportunity to spread your wings and show the world what you can do. I cannot wait to watch you soar.

Diane: I walked a very straight line the entire time i lived in los angeles. I promise you.

Michael: No, no, no, I’m talking compared to, like, other regular upright citizens, not compared to your own past behavior, because that would be a pretty low bar to clear.

Diane: Mm, you should know.

Michael: Mm. Yeah, I would. And as someone who is well acquainted with that shadowy area between fact and fiction, i understand how easy it is to tiptoe over that line and then justify why you did it.

Diane: Mm-hmm. But you also are aware that people can change. I mean, look at yourself. You went from lawyer to prisoner and back again.

Michael: You’re missing one of my stints behind bars if you count my wrongful imprisonment in a peruvian jail.

Diane: What?

Michael: Yeah, long story short, I was working on a case for victor, and I upset the wrong person.

Diane: Oh, my god, that sounds awful.

Michael: It was an unpleasant few weeks, but I managed to get out of it unscathed.

Diane: A few weeks in jail? Michael, you need to tell me all about this.

Michael: We’ll have to order much stronger drinks for that occasion. Um…

[ Clears throat ] But the reason I bring up my unfortunate trip to peru is i think you need to be warned that when I investigate someone, I am extremely accurate and thorough.

Diane: Mm-hmm. I am well aware of that. And you can dig around at my professional, personal, and financial history as taylor jenson. I have nothing to hide.

Michael: Oh, I hope that’s true, taylor.

Diane: Mm-hmm. Actually, it was the quietest time of my life, because it had to be. I mean, first of all, I was on the run. I couldn’t draw any unwanted attention. And secondly, my soul could not bear anymore bad behavior. I needed to turn things around. I needed to prove to myself that I was worthy of being in kyle’s life, and now I’m ready to prove that to him. Hi, I’m nancy.

Kyle: Summer and I are diving right in at marchetti. Already pursuing avenues to expand and grow.

Jack: Just so exciting. I assume phyllis is as happy as I am about this news.

Summer: Mom actually doesn’t know yet. I spoke with her briefly earlier today, but I didn’t get a chance to fully catch her up on everything. I’m gonna do that when she gets back from savannah.

Jack: Any idea when that might be?

Summer: Soon, evidently. And you should know that she claims she’s now willing to let go of her past hatred of diane so that we can all move forward. You don’t believe it. Not sure that I do either.

Jack: I-I hope it’s true. Certainly have my doubts.

Summer: Jack, I wish that you trusted me enough to just tell me what happened between you and my mom before she left town.

Jack: Summer, honey, this is not about trust. There — there is no subterfuge here.

Summer: But I keep asking because clearly something went on that’s more than what you or my mom is willing to say, and i have a feeling that it has something to do with diane.

Jack: You know everything you need to know about it. Yes, it does tie back to diane, but you just said yourself phyllis is determined to turn over a new leaf, to let go of her hate and anger toward diane, and that’s a good thing. You should not be worrying about this. Look, phyllis, diane, and I all want the two of you to be happy. That’s where our focus should be right now.

Summer: But more information can help me keep the peace.

Jack: You know what? I got somewhere I have to be. We’ll talk some more later, and you can fill me in on your marchetti ideas.

Kyle: Looking forward to it.

Jack: See you later.

Summer: Did you hear what i just heard?

Kyle: That depends. What do you think you just heard?

Summer: When I asked jack about my mom, he was still being evasive. It’s like he gave just enough information to seem like he was answering the question without actually answering it. He was just talking around it. Obviously there is something that he and my mom want to hide from us. I need to find out what that is.

Elena: Thank you so much. I really appreciate it, and I am sure nate will too.

Nate: Oh, it’s my pleasure. I’ll see you around.

Elena: See you. Hey.

Nate: Hey.

Elena: I didn’t know that you would be home.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Elena: But I am certainly glad you are.

Nate: Well, I knew you’d be headed home from the hospital, so I figured why don’t we grab a bite to eat before I head back to the office.

Elena: Oh, is this part of your promise to spend more time together by working around my schedule?

Nate: Sure is. What do you think?

Elena: I think it’s very sweet of you. But you couldn’t have come at a more perfect time because I have something to tell you.

Nate: Well, judging by your face, I’m guessing I’m gonna like this. Bring it on.

Elena: I was asked to speak at a medical convention next week. It’s a little last minute because they just added the panel for surgeons, but my boss already gave me the go-ahead, so I’m just gonna get my shifts covered at the hospital.

Nate: That is fantastic. Congratulations.

Elena: Thank you. And there’s more. The convention is in hawaii, so I was thinking, if you could take a little time off, too, maybe we could go there together and make this a sort of work/mini vacation. Something I think we both need.

Nate: Uh, yeah, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.

Michael: I have one word of advice for you — patience.

Diane: That’s unusually succinct for you.

Michael: Look, you can’t force everyone to come around, but if you keep being the best version of yourself, they’ll have to acknowledge eventually that you’ve changed. Whether they’ll admit it to your face or not.

Diane: How long did it take you to convince everyone you’d evolved?

Michael: That’s beside the point.

Diane: So what is the point?

Michael: Anything is possible. Look, I reinvented myself. It was a long and hard journey. But it was worth it. And now I have the life of my dreams.

Diane: I would exactly put “thrown into a south american jail for doing victor newman’s dirty work” on my vision board, but, hey, to each his own.

Michael: No, no, alright. My job keeps my life interesting. I was talking more about my personal life. I love lauren now more than i did the day I married her.

Diane: Aww. That is disturbingly sweet.

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Diane: But aspirational. I might not give up on that whole “happily ever after” thing after all.

Michael: You mean you didn’t leave a trail of broken hearts behind you in los angeles?

Diane: Are you asking as michael, my friend, or as the guy that’s investigating me?

Michael: Is it possible that you could tell michael the friend so he could tell michael the consigliere to the newmans?

Diane: There is nothing to tell. I was working on myself. In real-estate jargon, I was a fixer-upper. I didn’t have time or energy for romance.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] I think you should put yourself back on the market, ’cause now that you’ve finished your “remodel,” someone’s bound to be interested.

Jack: Hello, you two.

Diane: Oh, hello, jack. What a surprise to see you in the park during a work day.

Jack: I’m just taking a little walk to clear my head. How about you?

Diane: Michael and I are having a chat.

Jack: Seem to have settled right back into your friendship.

Michael: I was as surprised as the next guy to learn that diane was still alive, but I did tell her that I was glad you were still with us, huh?

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Imani: Even though we can’t be with mom right now, my dad said that when she’s feeling up to it, we can call, and he’ll put us on speaker so she can hear our voices, okay?

Amanda: Okay, okay. Yeah, I appreciate that.

[ Sighs ] I think I’m just — I’m just still really anxious to see her in person, you know? Do you know anything else about her medical care, how long she’ll be in the hospital, any of that?

Imani: She’ll have to be there for at least another few days, but if things progress like we hope, they’ll discharge her and then they’ll send her home.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Imani: We’re — we’re really fortunate that we’re able to afford in-home caregivers and physical therapists.

Amanda: Yeah. No, you’re right. And she’ll be happier there, you know, in her own bed, in her home, with her husband.

Imani: And when we learn more today, we can plan to visit her, okay?

Amanda: Yeah.

Imani: Because she’s gonna need all the love and support she can get.

Amanda: [ Crying ]

Imani: I know this is a lot to take in.

Amanda: I’m okay. I’m okay. I’m just…

Imani: She’s gonna be fine, okay? And we’ll see her soon.

Amanda: Yeah.

[ Sighs ] I think I’m just trying to wrap my head around this still, you know? I just — I waited so long to find my mom. And now I find her, and her medical condition is just getting worse and worse and… I keep saying that we’re gonna spend more time together, and just it’s hitting me, you know, how precious — how precious life is.

Imani: You know, I’m thinking that there might be something you can do about that. Maybe you can go and visit mom for a while. You can spend some quality time with her, make it count.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: I know you’re frustrated, but our parents aren’t obligated to share every detail of their life. I mean, we have so many good things happening right now. I hate to see you tying yourself up in knots over this.

Summer: All I am trying to do is keep the conflict to a minimum. And that is a lot harder to do if I don’t know what’s actually going on.

Kyle: My dad just said there’s nothing to worry about. And phyllis said that she’s going to make an effort where my mother is concerned, which is more than I ever expected to hear.

Summer: Yeah, me too. I was pretty surprised when she told me she’d had this epiphany. And it happened awfully fast.

Kyle: I know, I’m not naive. I know it’s gonna take a lot of time and energy to create some semblance of civility between our mothers, but for the moment, it looks like everyone wants to move forward.

Summer: Given the way my mother was acting before she left town and what daniel has told me, I am not buying that she has miraculously sorted through all of her anger. Kyle, I am worried that she is taking this time to lay low and reassess and that she’s gonna come back home with a plan of attack.

Jack: I just came from seeing kyle and summer at the house. You might want to pay a visit. They have some exciting news.

Diane: Oh, I’m intrigued. I will head over there. I really appreciate you sharing that with me.

Jack: Oh, I’m sure he would’ve told you himself soon.

Diane: Michael. Thank you for everything, and i will see you soon.

Michael: Jack. Uh…perhaps my comment about being open-minded was unnecessarily aimed at you. I kind of enjoyed seeing you be so polite to diane. Not shutting her out of kyle’s life.

Jack: I have no intention of interfering with my son’s decision to reconnect with his mother.

Michael: Is there any chance of you coming around to the idea that diane really has changed?

Jack: I’m willing to admit it might be possible, but I hope it’s true, for kyle’s sake. I guess time will tell.

Michael: You can come out now, phyllis. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

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Phyllis: How did you know i was there?

Michael: My “phyllis-dar” is well honed. If you’re within a 50-yard radius of me, I know it.

Phyllis: Oh. That’s odd.

Michael: So is eavesdropping. So what the hell’s going on? I thought you were supposed to be in savannah.

Phyllis: I was. Now I am back.

Michael: And you’re really following diane around and spying on her?

Phyllis: [ Scoffs ] Well, when you say it like that, it’s so dramatic. No, I was just, you know, looking around, getting the lay of the land, if you will.

Michael: Nothing’s changed since you left.

Phyllis: Oh, I beg to differ. A lot has changed. Yeah, some of my close, personal friends have seemed to, mm, uh, forgive diane for her past deeds.

Michael: For pete’s sake, will you stop lurking around in the shrubbery and acting like some crazed stalker from an “I love lucy” episode and maybe, maybe face the fact that diane has changed, like you have claimed that you have more than once.

Phyllis: Oh, wait a second. Diane has not changed, and i will never, ever forgive what she did to me and some people i love.

Michael: Phyllis, have you looked in the mirror lately? Your past is littered with mines.

Phyllis: Those were faux-pas.

Michael: Fa– who are you talking to? Do you want me to start listing your oppsy-daisies?

Phyllis: Okay, listen, i didn’t fake my death, okay? And I didn’t come back to life in a secretive, manipulative way like diane did. I mean, the way that she entered jack’s life, oh, that just screams “I’ve changed.” Seriously? Are you expecting me to be less than skeptical?

Michael: No, no, no! I have no — I have no problem with your skepticism. It is completely understandable. Jack has plenty of questions still, but he is not letting himself be consumed with anger, which is the wise choice for his own sanity and for his relationship with kyle. I mean, have you… have you really thought about what’s at risk in this cyclone of — of fury that you’re in the eye of?

Phyllis: Let me tell you something. I know exactly — exactly what i stand to lose because of diane jenkins. Okay?

[ Sighs ]

Michael: Well, you obviously haven’t thought this strategy through, or you wouldn’t be acting this way. So I’m gonna spell it out for you. Your daughter is married to diane’s son. And kyle seems to be on the path of forgiveness, which means that summer and diane — who, by the way, is not acting like some crazy, vengeful person — will be in constant contact.

Phyllis: With my daughter, yes. That’s my worst nightmare.

Michael: Do you really want to put your daughter in the horrible position of having to choose between her husband and you?

Kyle: Look, I hope you’re wrong about phyllis plotting against my mother.

Summer: I do, too, but —

[ Doorbell rings ]

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: Hey. Come in.

Diane: Thanks. Hi.

Summer: Hi.

Diane: I — I hope I’m not intruding, but I ran into jack at the park, and he mentioned you had some news.

Kyle: Yes, we do. Um…the acquisition is about to become official, so I’ve decided to leave my job at jabot and become the ceo of marchetti.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] That’s incredible. I’m thrilled for you.

Kyle: Thank you.

Diane: Oh, for both of you.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Kyle: What’s up?

Summer: Um…just a distribution hiccup that I need to deal with. Even with all of these exciting things happening, I still got to keep a close eye on the day-to-day. I will catch up with you later.

Kyle: Mm.

Diane: Bye. Oh. Congratulations.

Elena: Okay, hear me out. We could both work during the day and then the nights would be ours. Sandy beaches, romantic dinners, a hotel room overlooking the ocean.

Nate: That definitely sounds enticing, but the timing is rough with the launch of the new company.

Elena: I thought that might be a concern, but I talked to devon and he doesn’t have a problem with you going.

Nate: Wait, what? You — you talked to devon about this already?

Elena: Well, I didn’t plan on it, but we ran into each other in the hall, and I got a call about the trip while we were talking, so he asked me what was going on and I told him. And in that moment, I thought it would be amazing if you could come, so I asked devon how he felt about it and he said he wouldn’t mind if you worked remotely.

Nate: I really wish you would’ve talked to me first before you went to devon with this.

Imani: Mom could probably use both of us by her side right now, but if one of us needed to stay longer to help and comfort her, I think it should be you.

Amanda: Me? She has been a part of your entire life.

Imani: Yeah, that’s my point. I’ve had all these years with her. You want to make up for last time, and this is your chance. Like you said, you can’t take a single day for granted.

Amanda: Yeah, in my heart, I-I want to go, I want to stay for as long as I can.

[ Sighs ] But…

Imani: You’re worried about leaving town right after the merger.

Amanda: Yeah, I mean, I’m lead counsel. I have so much going on.

[ Sighs ] I’ll — I’ll do day visits. That should — that should be fine.

Imani: I mean, you definitely could, but it wouldn’t be the same as being there and spending quality time with her. I know it would mean as much to her as it would to you. And as far as work goes, I can handle whatever issues come up while you’re gone. And if I need you, I know where to find you.

Amanda: Okay. I’ll — I’ll think about it.

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Elena: Like I said, it wasn’t planned. But devon was literally right there when I got the call, so i figured it wouldn’t be a problem to at least ask if it was possible for you to come with me to hawaii. But obviously you disagree.

Nate: I just think that was a conversation we should’ve had before bringing anyone else into it. Look, I’m in a new role now at a new company in a new field, trying to prove myself. I’m working hard to be taken seriously. A lot of people are watching to see if I am up to the task.

Elena: And you really think working remotely for a few days is gonna make you look bad?

Nate: Yes, I am trying to be as professional as possible. And even though we’re close to my cousin, it’s not exactly cool to have my girlfriend ask the ceo “can I go on a trip.” If I want to request time off, i should be the one who does it.

Elena: Okay. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to overstep.

Nate: [ Sighs ] Alright, I’m sorry. I understand. Look, I’m just trying to get you to understand where I’m coming from. I don’t feel comfortable leaving the company we just launched to go on a vacation so soon. But it doesn’t mean I’m not proud of you for getting this opportunity. I think you’re gonna be one of the best speakers out there.

Elena: It just sucks that our jobs keep coming in the middle of us being there for each other’s big events.

Nate: Mm.

Elena: I ju misstd your launch. And now you’re gonna miss this trip.

Nate: Maybe we should blame our families for raising us with good work ethics.

Elena: Yeah. What were they thinking?

Nate: And I look forward to us getting away at some point. No work, all vacation, pure indulgence. As soon as the time is right.

Elena: Okay.

Amanda: Thank you. Thank you for coming home. I know you have so much going on.

Devon: No, this is 1,000 times more important.

Amanda: I’m just — I’m so worried about my mom, you know? I just…

Devon: Listen, anything you need, I’m here for you, alright?

Amanda: Actually, there is something that I could use your help with.

Summer: When you said you were coming back soon, I wasn’t expecting you today. When did you get home?

Phyllis: Oh, well, right before I sent you the text.

Summer: What’s with all the mystery? Why didn’t you want me to tell anyone else?

Phyllis: Well, I wanted alone time with you, that’s all. So what did you want to tell me? What news do you have for me?

Summer: Well, we haven’t had a chance to discuss the marchetti deal in a while. Turns out, it’s going through.

Phyllis: Wow. Wow! You’re gonna be in genoa city indefinitely.

Summer: Yeah. We’re coming home for good.

Phyllis: That is amazing, summer. I am so excited.

Summer: Thanks, mom. And kyle is taking over as ceo of marchetti, so we’ll be working together again.

Phyllis: That is just fantastic. So what did jack say? He must’ve been excited.

Summer: He was great about it, very generous and gracious.

Phyllis: Oh, that’s jack. Yeah, that’s really great. He just wants the best for you and kyle. As I do.

Summer: Thanks, mom.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Awesome. Okay, so, uh, what’s going on here? What did I miss? Anything exciting? How’s harrison and how’s jack, diane?

Summer: Everyone’s great. There’s harmony within the abbott family.

Phyllis: Oh, I want nothing more than harmony within the abbott family.

Summer: To be honest, mom, you are the one that I’m worried about. I’m afraid that you are going to disturb that peace. Maybe even try to wreck it. And if that’s the case, I’m flat-out warning you — don’T.

Amanda: I’m kind of tempted to go and see my mom right now, but I’m thinking that I can just go for a short time now, and then I can go for a longer time maybe a little later.

Devon: You can do whatever you want. Why do you want to wait for later, though?

Amanda: Well, there — there’s just so much going on at work with the chancellor-winters launch and everything.

Devon: That’s — that’s not a problem. You know we have a whole legal team we can rely on. It’s fine. I appreciate your dedication, but, I mean, I’m sure you’d be available if we really needed you, right?

Amanda: Yeah, no, of course i would.

Devon: Okay.

Amanda: You really think i should go?

Devon: No, I know you should go because family comes first.

Amanda: Family first.

Devon: Yeah.

Elena: Oh, thank you so much for covering for me last minute. I am so glad my patients are gonna be in your hands. I owe you one. And I will definitely bring you a cool souvenir, and nothing quick from the airport.

[ Chuckles ] No, no, nate can’t make it. He’s busy with work. I wish he could come. But I will be alone in hawaii by myself.

Diane: You’re going to be sensational at this job.

Kyle: Thank you for your vote of confidence.

Diane: I can’t tell you how much it means to me to share this time with you. I — I don’t want to miss another meaningful moment of your life. Ever. [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Wow, listen to you. You’re warning me. Okay. Well, um…I meant everything I said to you on the phone. There is nothing that I would like more than to put this hostility with diane behind me. It’s not gonna be easy, but I’m willing to do it. Because I realize all that anger inside is not healthy for me.

Summer: Okay, very zen of you, mom.

Phyllis: Yes, I’m very zen. Very zen. So what about jack? Is he putting this anger behind him?

Summer: I mean, I know that it’s a struggle for him, but he’s doing it for kyle, which i find admirable.

Phyllis: I find that admirable, too. Jack is a great guy.

Summer: I have a question. I still don’t know what exactly happened between the two of you before you left town. All I got out of you is that you screwed up, but then you backpedaled from that. And I haven’t been able to get jack to open up either, no matter how many times I try. Why can’t I just get a straight answer?

Phyllis: Because you’re digging where there’s nothing to be found.

Summer: That’s exactly what jack said.

Phyllis: Good. I’m glad that’s what jack said. Good. Believe him. Believe me. We’re all gonna hit the reset button. That’s what we’re gonna do. No harm, no foul.

Summer: That’s really all you want?

Phyllis: Yes, that’s all i want.

Summer: Alright, then. In that case, come with me right now to face diane. Hit that reset button, mom. Let her know that you are ready to put all of your anger behind you and move on, starting today. Can you do that?

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Y&R Update Thursday, June 23, 2022

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At the Abbott house, Kyle and Summer waited for Jack to come home. Kyle hoped Jack would understand his decision. When Jack arrived, Kyle announced that he’d be leaving his job as co-CEO of Jabot and becoming the CEO of Marchetti. Jack understood that this plan made a lot of sense, but he’d enjoyed working with Kyle, and he’d miss it. Kyle felt the same way. He assured Jack that they’d still spend a lot of time together. Jack knew this was the beginning of a thrilling new chapter for Kyle and Summer. He couldn’t wait to watch Kyle spread his wings and soar.

Jack was curious when Phyllis would get back from Savannah and what she thought of the Marchetti news. Summer was waiting to tell her mom in person, and Phyllis was supposed to be back soon. Phyllis claimed she was willing to let go of her past hatred of Diane. Summer wasn’t sure she believed it. Jack hoped it was true, but he had his doubts. Summer wished Jack trusted her to tell her what happened between him and her mom. He said that it wasn’t about trust. He felt that Summer knew all she needed to know, and he didn’t think she should be worried about this. He stated that he, Phyllis and Diane all wanted Summer and Kyle to be happy. Jack had somewhere to be, so he left. Summer told Kyle that she thought Jack was being evasive. Kyle said that their parents weren’t obligated to share all the details of their lives. He wanted Summer to focus on the good things in her and Kyle’s life instead of tying herself up over this. Summer didn’t believe Phyllis had let go of her anger. She was worried that Phyllis was laying low and that she was going to come back with a plan of attack.

Diane met Michael for a stroll in the park, which he’d arranged. She brought him lemonade, because she was delighted that someone besides her son wanted to spend time with her. She was glad they were friends again. He agreed, which was why he felt he should warn her that Nikki asked him to dig up any dirt from Diane’s time in LA. Michael said he told Nikki he’d do a deep dive, only to prove there was nothing incriminating. He said he was rooting for Diane. He asked if she broke any laws while she was out west, supposedly rehabilitating herself. Diane said she walked a straight line in LA. Michael wanted to know if Diane was saying she’d lived a life comparable to regular people, or if she’d just been better than she used to be. Diane commented that Michael had a checkered past too. Michael said that was why he knew how easy it was to cross the line and justify your actions later.

Diane said Michael knew from personal experience that people could change, since he went from lawyer, to prisoner then back again. Michael revealed that he spent a few weeks wrongfully imprisoned in Peru because he upset the wrong people while working on a case for Victor. She wanted to hear all about it, but he said they’d need stronger drinks for that. He brought this up because he wanted her to know that when he investigated someone, he was extremely thorough. Diane was aware, and she said he could dig around her personal, professional and financial history as Taylor Jensen, because she had nothing to hide. She said it was the quietest time of her life because she was on the run and couldn’t risk negative attention, plus her soul couldn’t bear more bad behavior. She’d had to turn herself around and prove she was worthy of being in Kyle’s life. At some point, Phyllis, in her floppy hat and shades, came up and listened in.

Michael said that Diane should be patient. He told her that she coudln’t convince everyone to come around, but if she continued to be the best version of herself, people would have to admit she changed, even if they didn’t say it to her face. She asked how long it took him to convince everyone he wronged. He said that was beside the point. He said he re-invented himself, and it was a long and hard journey, but it was worth it and he had the life of his dreams. He loved Lauren more today than he did the day they married. Diane said that was disturbingly sweet and aspirational. She said she might not give up on the happily-ever-after thing. He asked if there were relationships in LA. She said she’d been working on herself, and she didn’t have time or energy for romance. Phyllis overheard Michael encourage Diane to put herself on the dating market. Jack walked up and noted that Michael and Diane’s friendship had picked up where it left off. Mcihael said he enjoyed Diane’s friendship more than ever, and he thought that if people really listened to Diane, they’d feel the same way.

Jack mentioned that Diane might want to visit the house because Kyle and Summer had exciting news. She appreciated him sharing that with her. He was sure Kyle was going to tell her eventually anyway. She left. Michael enjoyed seeing Jack be so polite to Diane and not shutting her out of Kyle’s life. Jack wasn’t planning to interfere in Kyle and Diane’s relationship. Michael asked if there was a chance Jack would come around to the idea that Diane had changed. Jack admitted it could be possible, and he hoped Diane had changed, for Kyle’s sake. Jack left. Michael told Phyllis she could come out of hiding, and she looked shocked he knew she was there.

Phyllis slipped out of the shadows. Michael asked if Phyllis was really spying on Diane. Phyllis was annoyed that some of her close person friends had forgiven Diane. Michael told Phyllis to stop lurking around in the shrubbery and acting like a crazed stalker from I Love Lucy and face the fact that Diane had changed. He pointed out that Phyllis claimed she’d changed more than once. Phyllis was adamant that Diane hadn’t changed. She said she’d never forgive Diane. Michael wondered if Phyllis had looked in the mirror sometime. Phyllis said she didn’t fake her death and come back to life in a manipulative way like Diane did. Phyllis thought it was right to be skeptical. Michael had no problem with Phyllis being skeptical. He said Jack was skeptical, but he wasn’t letting himself be consumed with anger. Michael asked if Phyllis had really thought about what was at risk, in this cyclone of fury she was in the eye of. She was near tears, and she said she knew exactly what she stood to lose because of Diane. Michael said Phyllis’s daughter was married to Diane’s son, so Summer and Diane would be in constant contact. He asked if she wanted to put her daughter in the horrible position of having to choose between her husband and Phyllis.

Back at the Abbott house, Kyle hoped Summer was wrong about her mother plotting against his. She did too. Diane showed up and explained what Jack said. Kyle told her about his new job. Diane was happy. Phyllis texted Summer and summoned her to the hotel, and she asked Summer not to mention she’d returned. Summer lied and told Kyle and Diane that she had a work matter to deal with. She left.

Diane was sure Kyle would be sensational at this job. It meant so much to her to share this time with him. She didn’t want to ever miss another meaningful moment in Kyle’s life.

Summer met Phyllis in the suite and asked when she got home. Phyllis claimed she arrived right before she sent Summer the text. Summer asked why Phyllis didn’t want anyone to know she was in town. Phyllis said she just wanted alone time with Summer. Summer announced that the Marchetti deal went through so they’d be coming home for good. Summer said Kyle would be running Marchetti, so they’d be working together again. Phyllis asked what Jack said. Summer said he was generous and gracious. Phyllis how Harrison, Jack and Diane were. Summer said everyone was great and the Abbott family was in harmony. Phyllis said she wanted nothing more than that. Summer said she was afraid Phyllis was going to try and wreck that peace. Summer warned Phyllis not to do that.

Phyllis claimed she meant everything she said on the phone – there was nothing she wanted more than to put the hostility with Diane behind her. She knew it would be hard, but she was willing to do it because she realized the anger wasn’t healthy for her. Phyllis asked if Jack was putting his anger behind him. Summer said it was a struggle for Jack, but he was doing this for Kyle. Summer asked what happened between Phyllis and Jack. Phyllis said Summer was digging where there was nothing to be found. Phyllis said they were all going to hit the reset button. Summer asked Phyllis to go with her so Phyllis could tell Diane that she wanted to move forward.

Devon ran into Elena in the hallway outside their homes. He suddenly stepped back into his place and invited her in. He’d realized he didn’t have his tablet. She helped him look, and he asked how thing were going at the hospital. She said it was hectic, but she loved her job and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. She found his tablet, then she took a phone call that put her in a good mood. Later, she thanked Devon for something and said she was sure Nate would be happy too.

When Elena got home, Nate was there hoping to surprise her with a lunch date. Elena had news. She’d been invited to speak at a medical convention in Hawaii, and she asked him to come with her. She said they could work during the day, and the nights would be theirs. He was tempted, but the timing was rough, due to the launch. She said she talked to Devon, and he didn’t have a problem with it. Nate tensed about Elena already running this by Devon. She didn’t plan it that way, but she got the call while she was with Devon’s, so she didn’t think it would be a problem to ask him about it.

Nate thought Elena should’ve talked to him first. He said he was in a new role, in a new company and in a new field trying to prove himself. He felt a lot of people were watching to see if he was up to the task. She asked if he really thought working remotely for a few days would make him look bad. He said yes – he was trying to be as professional as possible, and even though he and Elena were close to his cousin, it wasn’t exactly cool for Nate to have his girlfriend ask the CEO if he could go on a trip. Elena was sorry. Nate softened and apologized too. He said he didn’t feel comfortable leaving the company right now but that didn’t mean he wasn’t proud of her for the opportunity. She hated that their jobs were keeping them from being there for each others’ big events – she missed the launch, and he was going to miss this trip. He looked forward to them getting away for a vacation, with no work and all indulgence when the time was right. They hugged and kissed.

Imani met Amanda at Crimson Lights with bad news. Her father had informed her that their mother had a stroke. Naya was in the hospital and she was in stable condition. Amanda was ready to go to the hospital, but Imani said that Naya wasn’t allowed to have visitors besides her husband right now, but he was keeping Imani posted. Imani said her father assured her that Naya was in excellent hands. Amanda was grateful for that, but she was feeling shocked. Imani was shaken up too. She remembered that she couldn’t stop worrying after her mother’s last health incident. Amanda remembered that she’d told Imani to stop jumping to the worst possible conclusion. Amanda said her default was to keep pushing forward and focus on the positive. She was sorry if she dismissed Imani’s feelings. Imani didn’t blame Amanda. Imani thought that Amanda’s positive attitude was a good way to handle bad news.

Imani said that her dad was going to put them on speaker so they could talk to their mom once she was feeling up to it. A tearful Amanda asked about Naya’s medical care. Imani said that Naya had to spend a few days on the hospital, then she’d be able to come home. Imani said they were lucky to be able to afford in home care. Imani said they’d visit when they could because Naya would need all the love and support she could get. Amanda continued to weep, and Imani comforted her. Amanda said she waited so long to find her mom, and now that she had, her medical condition kept getting worse. Imani suggested Amanda could go spend some quality time with Naya.

Imani said their mom needed them both, but if someone needed stay longer, it should be Amanda. Amanda was caught off guard because Naya had been part of Imani’s entire life. Imani said that was her point – she’d had all these years with Naya, but Amanda was trying to make up for lost time. Amanda wanted to go and stay as long as she could, but she was worried about leaving town right after the merger. She said she’d do day visits. Imani said that wouldn’t be the same as staying and spending quality time with Naya. Imani was sure she could cover the workload while Amanda was gone.

Later, Amanda was home crying on Devon’s shoulder. He offered to be there no matter what she needed. She said she wanted to visit her mom for a short time now and have a longer visit later. He asked why she wanted to wait until later. She explained about the work issues, and he reminded her that they had a whole legal team to handle things. He was sure she’d be available if they really needed her. He told her family came first.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Imani persuades Amanda to go see Naya who has had a stroke. Imani thinks that this will give Amanda a chance to spend quality time with their mother as, she recovers from her stroke. Imani overhears a phone call Elena is having with the person who is going to cover for her at the hospital and she tells the person that Nate won’t be able to go with her to hear her speak at the medical convention in Hawaii because he has to work.

Jack is sad that he isn’t going to work with Kyle anymore at Jabot but looks forward to watching what he can do as CEO at Marchetti.

Michael tells Diane Nikki asked him to investigate her time in Los Angeles when she lived there using the name Taylor Jenson. Diane tells Michael he won’t find any dirt on her because she lived a quiet life in Los Angeles. Michael sees Phyllis hiding in the bushes at the park. After Jack and Diane leave the park, Michael tells Phyllis to come out of the bushes so they can talk. Michael advises Phyllis to let go of her hatred toward Diane so that Summer won’t be forced to choose between her and Kyle.

Phyllis tells Summer she has let go of her hatred for Diane. Summer asks her to prove it by going with her to talk to Diane right now.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Sally: As head of digital media, I know you want to make a good impression on your new ceo, so I will need to see your entire team at today’s meeting. Glad to hear it. See you soon.

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ]

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Clears throat ]

[ Clears throat ]

Victor: I see you’re already adding your own touches to the office.

Adam: Why waste time? I want to hit the ground running. I know I have a lot to prove since my days here may be numbered.

Victor: [ Laughs ] Why would you think that? Hmm?

Adam: Come on, dad. We both know why you appointed me ceo. It has little to do with my abilities and it has everything to do with victoria.

Nick: So how you doing?

Nikki: I’d be better if victoria would return my calls. Have you heard from her?

Nick: Not a word. Last time I saw her, though, she said she was determined to make this move without any interference.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] She really has turned her back on the family. And I’m sure ashland is praising her for cutting us out of her life.

Nick: Well, she can’t cut us out completely, right? I mean, her children are away at boarding school, but genoa city will always be their home.

Nikki: You’re right. That means she must have told billy where she was going.

Nick: And considering how this is gonna affect billy’s kids, I highly doubt that billy’s gonna be okay with this arrangement.

Billy: Hey, vick, it’s me. Um…listen, I’m not surprised that you didn’t pick up. Last time we spoke, you informed me that you are [Sighs] Leaving town. And to say that I didn’t react very well is probably an understatement. I’ve been thinking about some of the things that I said, and i don’t want you to think that way about this situation or about me. To finally lose 80 pounds and keep it off with golo

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Billy: Look, I’m sure all of this is difficult enough without me adding to it. And maybe this is selfish, but i don’t want to be one of those people that are stopping you from living your life on your own terms. So I’m not gonna fight you on our custody arrangement. Johnny and katie are free to stay with you in another state or wherever you land. And we got time to figure this out, because they’re both still in boarding school, so [Sighs] Maybe we should get together and come up with a plan on how to explain to them the changes that are heading their way. I want you to be happy, vick. I really do. Hi. I was —

Lily: I know, I heard all of it. I’m sorry I didn’t say something sooner.

Billy: You wanted to see what I was gonna say to her?

Lily: Well, it’s one thing to say you’re gonna rein in your urge to protect her.

Billy: But it’s a whole other thing to do it? So I hope you know that I am serious about this and that I am 100% committed to you.

Lily: Well, thank you. Thank you for listening to me and also for doing the right thing, you know? Not just for us, but for your kids, for victoria.

Billy: I should be the one thanking you for helping get the message through my thick skull.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Well, when necessary, I can be just as stubborn as you, so…

Billy: Which makes you a fantastic ceo.

Lily: Well, that and my great confidence.

Billy: And your superior time management. How are you even here right now after all the buzz from the launch?

Lily: Well, ’cause I’m still riding on a high from last night. It was so great to have jill there, giving her blessing to the merger. I mean, it was icing on the cake.

Billy: Speaking of jill, we haven’t talked about my conversation that I had with her.

Lily: Yes. You told me that there was something you had to tell me that might upset me, so do you want to share?

Billy: Sure. So, like I said, there is nothing to worry about. And first of all, I want to tell you that my mother is fully on board with our business plans. On top of that, she actually listened to my podcast, at least the one that’s in my own voice.

Lily: Really? That’s amazing.

Billy: Yeah. She’s a fan. She told me that she thinks I’m brave.

Lily: Well, listen, I’m not surprised that she likes it. I mean, you’re being honest and genuine and people respond to that kind of emotion. Have you seen how many more subscribers you have now, too? I think, you know, you found your voice, and people like what they’re hearing.

Billy: Yeah. Maybe I should do a podcast on this.

Lily: On what?

Billy: Well, you know, when someone gets a level of success, whether it’s big, small, whatever it may be, people crowd around them, pat you on the back, tell you how great you are, and it feels good and you get to thank them all.

Lily: So the satisfaction you feel when you achieve your goals.

Billy: Yeah, but there’s a downside to that at times, ’cause all it takes is one person to tell you that you suck and that’s all you hear. That’s all you remember.

Lily: Who told you you sucked?

Billy: Actually my mother. That’s what I wanted to talk to you about. After singing my praises, she warned me that I could be self-sabotaging again.

Nikki: Victoria is one of the smartest people I know, but i don’t even recognize her anymore. I mean, she is giving up everything she has ever wanted for this lying, conniving bastard.

Nick: There’s just no way this works out well for her.

Nikki: Well, your father is counting on that. He thinks that ashland could slip and show his hand again and finally victoria would see that he is just a manipulative man and will never be able to love her the way she needs. And then her heart will be broken for good.

Nick: Then what?

Nikki: What do you mean?

Nick: I mean, what if victoria is so ashamed by her choices that she refuses to seek help from the people who love and care about her the most?

Nikki: If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

Nick: Well, I can tell you this, dad choosing to replace victoria with adam might be more than vick can handle.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I know. The only reason I went along with that is because I’m just desperate to snap her out of this daze.

[ Sighs ] It was even my idea to step down from co-ceo so that adam could have sole control of the company.

Nick: I hear you. I mean, I’m willing to do whatever it takes, too.

Nikki: I’m not as confident as your father is about victoria’s response. I mean, instead of bring her home, it could drive her away for good.

Adam: There’s no way that you would simply let victoria walk away from the family, fly off with ashland locke to who knows where, doing god knows what. No, this — this is a message. This job is what victoria has always wanted, and now you’re just handing it over to me. I’m the last person she would ever want to sit in this chair because she knows I would have no problem dismantling her signature accomplishments if it did not align with my vision for the company. My very presence here is a jolt to her ego, it’s a slap in the face to bring her back to reality.

Victor: I always knew you were a very smart boy. But you cannot predict her reaction.

Adam: Why — why are we even doing this dance? Why are you even bothering denying it? Look, I don’t care why I’m suddenly ceo. I will play my part… better than you ever imagined. Why is l’oréal hyaluronic acid the #1 serum?

Adam: It was a smart move. Using the black sheep as bait to bring victoria home. Hey, most people in my shoes would be insulted.

Victor: But not you.

Adam: Gives me a chance to prove to you that I should be in charge of this company, and this company runs more smoothly without victoria and the three-ring circus that constantly surrounds her.

Victor: Now, don’t you think it’s a little unfair to judge someone when they’re going through a rough patch?

Adam: She has no problem doing it to me.

Victor: Mm.

Adam: But, hey, I digress. You’re a man that looks at his options from every angle, so I’m sure you’ve considered the possibility that this move won’t work.

Victor: I have.

Adam: But even if it does succeed, I plan to dazzle you right out of the gate.

Victor: Whoa.

Adam: By doing such a good job that you will reconsider your strategy.

Victor: And you’ll do such a good job that I will make sure that you stay in this position, right?

Adam: Hey —

Victor: Even though victoria may return.

Adam: Wilder things have happened.

Victor: But you’re forgetting, son, that you once sat in that chair. You didn’t do a good job.

Nick: Last time I saw vick, she was in her office, packing up all her things, getting ready to leave.

Nikki: How did that go?

Nick: At first, she thought i was there to try to talk her out of her decision, but I just told her that I didn’t want her to take off with all this animosity and anger between us.

Nikki: Well, that was very generous of you.

Nick: I needed to be completely honest with her if i had any hopes of salvaging our relationship. I told her I didn’t understand why she was doing what she was doing, but we’ve always gone out of our way to have each other’s backs, even when we were at odds with the rest of the family. And I told her that I still have hers, no matter what.

Nikki: And she believed you?

Nick: Yeah. I just needed her to know that she’s got someone in her corner that she can turn to if things don’t turn out exactly the way she wants. I didn’t say it exactly like that, but I think she understood what I meant.

Nikki: You think you got through to her?

Nick: Yeah, I do. She could tell I was sincere. But, mom, she’s very sure that this is the right path for her and that she and ashland are gonna go off and have this amazing life together, far away from her family. We’re just gonna have to let it play out.

Nikki: Not quite yet. I have another avenue I need to explore.

Lily: I mean, I knew that you were going through something, but I just assumed it’s because victoria’s leaving town with locke.

Billy: No, I think I’m okay there.

Lily: Yeah, but if jill is seeing signs of self-sabotage…

Billy: There’s nothing to worry about, I promise you. I just wanted to tell you about it in the spirit of full disclosure, ’cause I don’t want to keep anything from you.

Lily: Yeah, but I can’t just ignore it. I mean, jill knows you better than anybody.

Billy: I’m not headed to a dark place. What she’s picking up on is not self-sabotage.

Lily: But there is something.

Billy: [ Sighs ] It’s a little difficult to explain something that I don’t understand yet. But I will say that the work I’m doing on the podcast, it is — it is deeply personal for me.

Lily: Well, I mean, yeah, that’s — that’s the point.

Billy: Yeah, especially “the grinning soul,” you know? It’s an unknown entity. There’s no name. There’s no past. I get to dig deep, and it’s incredibly liberating. And it is — it’s something new, you know? But that’s very exciting for me. And it also feels very fragile. It feels like I need to protect it. Does that make any sense?

Lily: I mean, not really, but I think what matters is that it makes sense to you.

Billy: This new journey that I’m on, it is incredibly invigorating. And I’m excited to see where it takes me.

Lily: Well, look, I’m —

[ Sighs ] I’m happy that you’re passionate about your journey, you know? But, I mean, it is one that’s separate from me and from the map that we laid out together. So is that what jill is picking up on? Are you pulling away from me? Are you — are you pulling away from chancellor-winters? Is that what’s happening here? After years on the battlefield and multiple concussions,

Adam: Yes, I was ceo for a time when we all believed that you had died. I stepped in to continue your legacy. I felt a huge responsibility to preserve what you had built. I was determined to do it my way, and I was proud, even if i didn’t want to admit it.

Victor: You were arrogant, son.

Adam: Undeniably. I alienated people that were trying to help me. But then one day you walked through that door, alive and well, and you were determined to take back control.

Victor: I was appalled by your methods.

Adam: Rightly so. I was disgusted by them in retrospect. But I got results.

Victor: You did.

Adam: It was not my time. I had a lot to learn. But we are different men now. I have the temperament. I have the skill. I have the drive. I am the one that should be at newman. I’m the one that should lead this company into the next decade. Someone that actually cares about preserving your legacy, dad. I am here. I am ready. I am willing. I’m a proven contender. If you let me do this, I swear to you I will do it better than vic–

Michael: There you are. I got your message. You wanted to discuss something.

Victor: Michael.

Adam: Yeah, come right on in. Don’t bother knocking.

Michael: Thank you.

Victor: Why don’t we discuss it over lunch at the society, okay?

Michael: Sounds great.

Adam: What’s this about?

Victor: Nothing for you to worry about, son. Just do your job, remember. Lot to prove.

Adam: Well, I better get started. Would you mind closing the door on the way out? I have a company to run.

Michael: Mr. Newman.

Victor: Don’t screw up.

Billy: I don’t want any kind of distance from you. None.

Lily: I know, but what about the company? What about chancellor-winters and the road that got us here?

Billy: Oh, you know me. I love a good road trip — the open highway, good diner food. Hey. I am in this for the long haul.

Lily: I know that you’re in the long haul with me, but what about the company?

Billy: I am incredibly excited to see what you are going to do with this company. I really am, and I’m gonna be there riding shotgun with you as you are on your new journey as ceo at chancellor-winters. And I am excited about my journey, too. It’s not separate from you. It’s just mine. Something that I connect to.

Lily: Yeah, I understand. I’m really happy that you’ve found something you’re passionate about.

Billy: I’m passionate about you. Look, I think this is a chance for us to discover new things about ourselves and each other.

Lily: Yeah, absolutely. It’s a time of change and growth for both of us.

Billy: You know that I am not pulling away from you, right? Okay, that is the last thing that you need to worry about.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: If it isn’t genoa city’s hottest power couple.

Billy: Hey, there.

Lily: Hello.

Chelsea: Hi. Congrats on the merger. You must be so excited.

Lily: Yes, we are.

Chelsea: That’s great news. How’s everything else? Katie, johnny?

Billy: Katie and johnny are good, yeah. Thanks for asking.

Lily: I’m gonna go back to the office, but it was good to see you. And enjoy the fresh air. You have time before the next meeting.

Billy: See, this is when it pays to be second-in-command.

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: Give me a second.

Chelsea: Sure.

Billy: Hey. Everything is good, okay?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: You don’t have to worry about me and my new endeavor. It just adds to all the exciting things that we’re doing.

Lily: Yeah, no, listen, i really want this for you. I do, ’cause I love you.

Billy: I love you, too. So much.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] I’ll see you soon.

Billy: Okay, love you.

Chelsea: Listen, I’m sure you hear it all the time, but you two really do make a beautiful couple.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: To be so in love like that, I’m — I’m happy for you, for both of you.

Billy: Well, I appreciate that. You know, you got to celebrate the good times, no matter how big or small they are.

Chelsea: Ain’t that the truth?

Billy: So what’s going on with you? What can we celebrate?

Chelsea: I mean, nothing as exciting as a big merger, but, um…life is good. Can’t complain.

Billy: Come on, chels. We’ve known each other for a long time. You can be honest with me. How are you doing?

Sally: Well, I look forward to seeing how you’ll make those numbers grow. Shoot me an e-mail and we will talk about that tomorrow. Thanks.

Adam: You are completely at home behind that desk.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: And you definitely look the part.

Sally: You like the outfit?

Adam: A lot.

Sally: Well, fashion is in my dna, and if you want to make the right impression, you got to dress for the part that you want.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, your image certainly conveys “media mogul.”

Sally: Good, ’cause that’s exactly what I was going for. I studied photos of women ceos to determine how they subtly use their wardrobe to convey power.

Adam: Oh, you look very powerful. Among other things.

Sally: Well, no outfit is complete without the correct accessories. Like this handsome little desk plate for instance. Thank you.

Adam: In the interest of transparency, I actually delegated that task to somebody else. It’s something that you’re going to have to do more of as your new role as ceo.

Sally: What?

Adam: C…E…O.

Sally: God, I love it when you say that.

Adam: Well, get used to it. That is who you are.

Sally: I love this day.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Sally spectra, in your brief but exciting time in genoa city, you have risen from lowly assistant at fenmore’s to top dog at newman media. What is your first step? How do you plan to make people sit up and take notice?

Sally: Good question. I am glad that you asked that. Content is still king, but we will also be focusing on connectivity. Upgrading so that we can have a bigger reach. Every person is a story that’s waiting to be told. I want to build connections that matter, with our customers, the community, and within the company. That should be in our mission statement, ’cause we want to be the ones that people turn to whenever they want news or a different perspective. To learn something that’ll help them grow.

Adam: Well, too bad you haven’t given this any thought.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Also, I need to find someone to fill my shoes as coo, somebody that I can trust, but who will also help me see my vision through.

Adam: Someone who supports you.

Sally: Precisely.

Adam: But also challenges you, brings out your best.

Sally: Do you know anyone?

Adam: I do, but you can’t have her. She’s gone on to bigger and brighter things.

Sally: Well, good for her. Shame for me and for anyone who benefited from her good counsel.

Adam: I really hope that you will be as fortunate as I was.

Sally: That was fun, wasn’t it? The two of us, side by side. Imagine all the trouble we could get into now.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Oh, I have been imagining.

Sally: Okay. Save that for later. I have been focusing on my success. What about you? How is your first day on the job going?

Adam: Um…

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Chelsea: Have you ever become friends with the least likely person in the world? Someone who has every right to despise you but they don’t? Instead, they see what no one else sees, they just see the good in you?

Billy: No. Never.

Chelsea: Well, that’s who rey was to me.

Billy: Rey, the detective you poisoned? That rey?

Chelsea: Who would’ve thunk it, huh?

Billy: Yeah.

Chelsea: But we had — we had become really close.

Billy: I did not expect to hear that, chelsea.

Chelsea: I know. After what I put him through, he had every reason to hate me, but he didn’T. And that made our friendship even closer. You know, he really listened to me when I had no one else to turn to. And connor — oh, connor just —

[ Exhales sharply ] Connor just adored him. His death has been really hard on us.

Billy: Yeah. I’m sorry to hear that.

Chelsea: But, you know, i have so much to be thankful for. You know, connor makes me smile every single day. Oh, and chloe — chloe and I are coming up with a new line for fenmore’S.

Billy: Oh, there you go. That’s great. It’s nice to have an output for your creative talents like that and working with your best friend, that’s — that’s got to be perfect. Or maybe not so perfect.

Chelsea: I adore chloe, I do, of course. It’s just lately, um… lately she’s been acting more like a babysitter than a collaborator.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe she just wants to do everything she can to make sure the line succeeds.

Chelsea: Of course. You know, I know she has the best of intentions. I mean, there’s no one better than chloe. I just wish she wouldn’t worry about me so much.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Because there’s really no reason to.

Billy: Yeah, I’m gonna have to take care of us. I’m gonna run.

Chelsea: Sure.

Billy: Listen, I’m glad that you’re doing well, okay? And I’ll see you soon.

Chelsea: Yeah, you too. Hey, um, maybe we could get johnny and connor together for a little hang.

Billy: Yeah. Johnny and katie are still at boarding school, so I don’t know.

Chelsea: Oh, right. Well, maybe when he gets back.

Billy: We’ll see. I’ll see you soon.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: Bye.

Adam: Before I could even stop myself, I let my father know that I knew he was only naming me ceo to jolt victoria back to reality. To force her to come back and reclaim her throne.

Sally: What’d he say?

Adam: Oh, he would neither confirm nor deny. Of course. But it was so obvious.

Sally: Okay. Let’s say that is victor’s plan. What’s yours? What you need to do is make a splash to prove beyond a doubt that you deserve to be there.

Adam: That is exactly what i told him. I don’t give a damn why he gave me the job. I’m gonna prove to him it’s the smartest move to make because i know what newman needs, and I am the best person to run that company.

Sally: You make yourself indispensable.

Adam: I am going to miss that mind of yours. I have nikki as coo now. I’m sure I’m not gonna be receiving anything even resembling support from her. I’m sure she’s only sticking around to keep an eye on me.

Sally: Well, you will always have my support.

Victor: I need you to find ashland and victoria.

Michael: How hard are they trying to hide?

Victor: I don’t care how hard it is. You find them. And you let me know what they’re up to.

Michael: Victor, you don’t pay me my very generous salary to skulk about in the shadows. I’m your legal counsel. Emphasis on counsel at the moment. And I’d like — I’d like to share my perspective on this.

Victor: And do I have a choice or what?

Michael: No. I hate ashland almost as much as you do. And it shocked the hell out of me that even after everything victoria learned about him, she still chose to go with him.

Victor: True. You know how uncontrollable and unpredictable the heart is.

Michael: But you told me that you thought it was more about her wanting to cut ties and move in a different direction and not about ashland.

Victor: True.

Michael: We’re both fathers. I understand how difficult it is to let go. Perhaps it’s time. Doesn’t your family deserve the best?

Chelsea: Nick. Hi.

Nick: Hey.

Chelsea: If you’re not in a rush, come join me. It’s a beautiful day. I’m trying to soak up all the sunshine, remember what it feels like to not be staring at a sketch.

Nick: Okay. How’s it going?

Chelsea: Things are good. How’s sharon?

Nick: She’s good. She’s better than expected.

Chelsea: Good, I’m glad to hear that. So if it isn’t sharon, it’s got to be the kids.

Nick: What do you mean?

Chelsea: You’ve got this look on your face, like there’s 20 seconds left in the game and it could go either way and it’s all on the line.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] It’s, uh, victoria.

Chelsea: What’s the latest with her? Adam and I, we only talk about connor now, so I am way behind on all my newman family gossip. All I know is ashland’s sick.

Nick: Oh, he’s sick, alright. But it’s got nothing to do with cancer. He made the whole thing up.

Chelsea: What? Why?

Nick: To distract his mark, to get everyone’s sympathy, to make it seem as if he’s —

Chelsea: Seem as if he’s the poor, defenseless victim, and he lulls everyone in with a false sense of security, only to rob them blind. Yeah, I’m familiar with that scam.

Nick: Yeah, it’s just part of the story. I mean, his whole life is one lie after another.

Chelsea: Wow. Nick, I had no idea. I am so sorry.

Nick: Thanks. We were able to get rid of him, though.

Chelsea: How?

Nick: We paid him off, got him out of the company. But he still has this hold on victoria.

Chelsea: Wait, they’re still together?

Nick: Yeah.

Chelsea: Because she believes his cancer story?

Nick: I don’t know.

[ Sighs ] But no. I mean, she knows he made the whole thing up.

Chelsea: Okay, I don’t get it.

Nick: Yeah, neither do we. And it’s driving us crazy because it doesn’t matter what we do or say, we can’t get her to wake up.

Chelsea: I mean, there must be something you can do to keep him away from her.

Nick: Well, daily I think about putting his head through a wall, which will make me feel better. But it won’t bring my sister back.

Chelsea: After what he has done to victoria and your family, you have every right to want ashland destroyed.

Billy: Hi.

Nikki: Hi.

Billy: I hope everything’s alright. You didn’t tell me in your text what you wanted to talk about.

Nikki: Well, victoria isn’t returning any phone calls and nobody knows where she and ashland are.

Billy: Yeah. It’s upsetting for everyone.

Nikki: Including you. Because you realize that if she stays with him, those beautiful, impressionable children will be forced to spend time with that monster.

Billy: What are you saying, nikki?

Nikki: I know that you must have insisted that she tell you where they’re going.

Billy: I wish I could help you, I —

Nikki: And I’m sure that she swore you to secrecy, but, billy, I really need your help because my daughter is off god knows where with that man. I have no idea what he has planned, and I am worried sick, so if there’s anything that you could share.

Billy: I don’t know where she is. I don’t know where she’s going. I really don’T. She hasn’t told me anything. I’m waiting to hear just like everyone else where she plans to set down her roots.

Nikki: How do you feel about what she’s doing?

Billy: I hate it. And I’m worried about her and my children and anyone who cares about her. Including victor.

Victor: My daughter is an extremely capable woman in business. She knows what she’s doing. When it comes to her damn private life…I don’t know what the hell is happening to her. She keeps on gravitating toward flawed men. It’s absolutely inexplicable to me.

Michael: Uh…I’m an attorney, not a shrink, but this sounds easy to explain.

Victor: How so?

Michael: Look at her father. She adores you. You are a powerful, deeply flawed man, who has proven himself capable of changing.

Victor: You’re right about one thing. You ain’t a shrink.

Michael: Just saying.

Victor: Just saying, okay. How can you conflate me with those two bastards who have caused her nothing but pain? I’m not anything like that.

Michael: That’s not what i said.

Victor: Listen to me. Enough with this armchair psychology. I want you to do a job. What can I du with less asthma?

Lily: Okay, so make sure you get me the files on the foundation that wants to work with us on the internships. Um…what else? Oh, when you plan lunch with mitchell, remember that she’s vegan. So I think that’s it. What do you have for me?

Lori: Requests for interviews and speaking engagements with billy. How should pr respond?

Lily: Oh, I guess they want to hear from him since he didn’t give a speech at the launch.

Lori: They’re interested in his podcast.

Lily: Oh, yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Of course.

Lori: I’m a big fan. He has this way of pulling you in.

[ Chuckles ]

Lily: Yes, he does. He does. Yeah, I think pr should make the most of all of our podcasters, but first and foremost, billy, so…

[ Chuckles ] Okay, thank you. I think that’s all.

Billy: You know, I got to be honest, when victoria told me that she was leaving town, I did not handle myself very well.

Nikki: What happened?

Billy: I threatened to — to not allow any change to our custody agreement. To not allow the kids to go visit her out of state in order to protect them.

Nikki: Oh, billy.

Billy: No, I know. I realize that that was not the right thing to do, because, truthfully, you and i both know that she would never do anything to jeopardize her kids.

Nikki: Absolutely not. That’s one thing about her that will never change.

Billy: I agree. So, obviously, I’m not gonna follow through with that threat. And I told victoria the same. I told her that she’s a grown woman and that she is very capable of leading the life that she wants to lead. So I will be stepping back. I’m gonna let it go.

Michael: I like my billable hours as much as the next attorney, but why don’t you get your team of pis to handle this?

Victor: This may require the kind of finesse that only you have in your arsenal. You got it? And you have a personal stake in this. You want to get even with that bastard who caused you all that pain in peru. You want to get even with ashland locke as much as I do. We need to get to him before he causes more pain for victoria.

Michael: It’s victoria’s choice.

Victor: She needs our help. She’s obviously incapable of making up her mind. She’s obviously incapable of leaving that bastard. Do you want him to cause more damage? I know that victoria wants to be here. She made a mistake and she knows it. I’m certain she does. But she wants to be back here with her family, back running the company, I promise you.

Michael: She will eventually, in her time.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about her own time. I want it to happen now before he does more damage. I want you to find out where the hell they are and what their plans are. I’ll take care of the rest.

Sally: Well, you said it yourself. I am what you’ve always needed.

Adam: Oh. And we both know that I am always right.

Sally: Well, I will never let you down. Even if we are not working in the same part of the company, we will always be a team.

Adam: And we both know… how to play the game to win.

Sally: Well, we’ll both be very busy in our new positions.

Adam: Well, then we better not waste our time together. Not let a moment go to waste.

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Y&R Update Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Recap written by Christine

At Newman Enterprises, Adam was making the CEO’s office his own. Gone was Victoria’s portrait, and pictures of Adam with Victor and with Connor were on display. Victor walked in and noted that Adam had already added his own touches to the office. Adam saw no reason to waste time. He had a lot ot prove since his days might be numbered. Victor asked why Adam would think so, and Adam said they both knew why Victor appointed him CEO. “This has little to do with my abilities and it has everything to do with Victoria,” Adam said. Adam knew there was no way Victor would just let Victoria leave the family. He was aware that Victor gave him this job to send a message to Victoria. Adam said he was the last one Victoria would want to run the company, because she knew he’d have no problem dismantling her signature accomplishments if it didn’t align with his vision for the company. “I always knew you were a very smart boy,” Victor said. Adam didn’t care why he was hired as CEO. He said he’d play the part better than Victor imagined.

Adam thought it was a smart move using the black sheep as bait to bring Victoria home. He said most people in his shoes would be insulted, but he wasn’t, because this gave him a chance to prove he should be in charge of the company. He said the company would run more smoothly than it did with Victoria and the three ring circus constantly surrounding her. Victor suggested it was unfair to judge someone going through a rough patch. “She has no problem doing it to me,” Adam said. Adam knew that Victor thought of things from every angle, so he’d considered the possibility that this move wouldn’t work. Victor confirmed that he had. Adam planned to dazzle Victor so much that he’d keep him in this position even if Victoria returned. Victor said Adam was CEO before, and he didn’t do a good job.

Adam acknowledged that he was CEO, back when they thought Victor was dead. Adam had felt a huge responsibility to preserve Victor’s legacy. Adam had been determined to do it his way, and he was proud even if he didn’t want to admit it. Victor said Adam had been arrogant. Adam agreed. He confessed that he alienated people who tried to help him. Victor had been appalled by Adam’s methods. Adam was disgusted too, in retrospect, but he said got results. He said that wasn’t his time back then, but he and Victor were different now. Adam was sure he was the one to lead this company into the next decade. He was speaking about how ready and willing he was when Michael walked in. Adam grumbled about Michael not knocking. Adam wanted to know what this was all about, but Victor said it wasn’t Adam’s concern. Victor and Michael left.

Sally took the reins at Newman Media. She settled into the CEO’s seat and smiled. Adam arrived and said she looked at home here in this office. He liked her outfit. She’d taken inspiration from female CEOs to see how they used their wardrobe to convey power. She showed him her desk plate and thanked him for the gift. He said he delegated the task to someone else, which was something she’d have to do more of in her new role as CEO. She loved hearing him call her that. He said she’d risen from lowly assistant at Fenmore’s to top dog at Newman Media. He asked what she was going to do to make people take notice. She said content was still king, but they were going to focus on connectivity. She wanted to be the ones people turned to when they wanted news or a different perspective. She said she needed to find a good person to be COO. She asked if he knew anyone. He praised the work she did as COO. He hoped she’d be as fortunate to find as good of a second in command as he did. She asked how his first day on the job was going.

Adam said he’d been unable to stop himself from saying he knew Victor only hired him to force Victoria to come back and reclaim her throne. Adam said Victor wouldn’t confirm or deny it, but it was obvious. Sally thought Adam needed to make a splash to prove beyond a doubt that he deserved to be there. Adam said he’d told Victor that too. Adam said he was going to miss Sally’s mind. Nikki was his COO, and he was sure she wouldn’t support him. Sally promised she’d always support him. As she loosened his tie and they kissed, she promised they’d always be a team. He said they’d always play to win. She said they’d be busy in their new positions. She helped him out of his shirt. He said they’d better not waste their time together.

At Society, Victor told Michael to find Victoria and Ashland and figure out what they were up to. Michael said he wasn’t being paid to skulk around in the shadows – he was Victor’s legal counsel. Michael had some counseling to give. Michael hated Ashland almost as much as Victor, and he was shocked Victoria went with him. Victor said the heart was uncontrollable and unpredictable. Michael recalled Victor saying he thought this was more about Victoria wanting to cut ties and less about Ashland. As a father, Michael knew how hard it was to let go, but maybe it was time.

Victor said Victoria was an extremely capable businesswoman, but she kept gravitating toward extremely flawed men. He didn’t understand it. Michael thought it was easy to explain. “Look at her father. She adores you. You are a powerful deeply flawed man who has proven himself capable of changing,” Michael said. Victor was offended. “How can you conflate me with those two bastards who’ve caused [Victoria] nothing but pain?,” he asked. Victor said enough armchair psychology. He shifted the topic back to Victoria and Ashland. Michael asked why Victor didn’t put his PI team on this. Victor said that this could require the finesse only Michael had. Victor said Michael had a personal stake in this because he wanted to get even with Ashland as much as Victor did.

Victor wanted this done before Victoria was hurt again. Michael said it was Victoria’s choice. Victor thought it was obvious that Victoria was incapable of making up her mind and incapable of leaving Ashland. “I know that Victoria wants to be here. She made a mistake and she knows it. I’m certain she does. But she wants to be back here with her family. Back running the company,” Victor stated. Michael said Victoria would return in her own time. “I don’t give a damn about ‘her own time.’ I want it to happen now before [Ashland] does more damage,” Victor declared.

Nick and Nikki met at Crimson Lights. She was upset Victoria wasn’t returning her calls. Nick hadn’t heard from Victoria either, but last time they talked, she was determined to make the move without interference. Nikki lamented that Victoria had turned her back on them. She was sure Ashland loved it. Nick said Victoria couldn’t cut them out completely because, while the kids were away at boarding school right now, Genoa City would always be their home. Sounding hopeful, Nikki said that Victoria must have told Billy where she was going. Nick doubted Billy would be okay with this arrangement.

Nikki said Victoria was one of the smartest people she knew, but Nikki didn’t recognize her anymore. Nick didn’t think Victoria’s choice was going to work out. Nikki said Victor was counting on Ashland doing something to break Victoria’s heart again. Nick worried that Victoria would be so ashamed by her choice that she wouldn’t turn to people who loved her the most. Nick said Victor replacing Victoria with Adam might be more than Victoria could handle. Nikki knew, but she went along with it because she was desperate to snap Victoria out of the daze. She even decided to step down as co-CEO to give Adam full control. Nick was willing to do whatever it took too. Unlike Victor, Nikki wasn’t confident about Victoria’s response. She was afraid this move would drive Victoria away for good.

Nick said he cleared the air with Victoria before she left and told her he still had her back no matter what. He wanted her to know she had someone in her corner in case things didn’t work out like she wanted. He said Victoria was sure she and Ashland would have an amazing life away from her family, and the Newmans would have to let it play out. Nikki wasn’t ready for that just yet.

Billy was at the park. He called Victoria, who didn’t answer. He left a message saying that, the last time they spoke, she told him she was leaving town. Lily came up and overheard Billy on the call. He didn’t want to add to the difficulty of her move, and he didn’t want to stop her from living her life on her terms. He said he wasn’t going to fight her on the custody arrangement. He suggested they get together and come up with a plan to talk to the kids. He said he wanted her to be happy. He hung up. Lily revealed herself. She apologized for not letting him know she was listening in. He knew she wanted to hear what he was going to say. She admitted that was true. She was glad he’d reined in his urge to protect Victoria. He assured Lily he was committed to her. They hugged, and she thanked him for listening to him and for doing the right thing for them, his kids and Victoria. He thought he should thank her for getting the message through his thick skull. She was riding on a high from the launch last night.

Billy wanted to tell Lily about his conversation with Jill. He promised there was nothing to worry about. Jill was on board with Lily and Billy’s business plans, and she was a fan of his podcast – at least the one in his voice. Lily wasn’t surprised Jill liked the podcast, since Billy was being honest and brave, and people responded to that. Jill had warned Billy that he might be self sabotaging again, though. That made Lily concerned because Jill knew Billy better than anyone. Billy said it wasn’t self sabotage. He wasn’t able to explain just what was going on yet, but the podcast was deeply personal for him, especially The Grinning Soul because it was anonymous. This was something that felt very exciting for him and also very fragile, like he needed to protect it. He asked if that made sense. It didn’t to her, but she thought what mattered was that it made sense to him. He said this journey he was on was invigorating, and he was excited to see where it took him. She was glad about that, but she thought it sounded like he was on a separate path than the one they were planning together. She asked if he was pulling away from her or from Chancellor Winters.

Billy assured Lily that neither was the case. He was excited for her, and he was also excited for his journey. It wasn’t separate from her, it was just his. She was happy he found something he was passionate about. He said he was passionate about her. He thought this was a chance for them to discover new things about themselves and each other. Chelsea walked up and called Billy and Lily the town’s hottest power couple. She congratulated them on the merger and asked Billy how Katie and Johnny were. He said they were good. Lily had to go back to work. Billy followed her and gave her some extra reassurance. She said she loved him and she wanted this for him. They kissed and she left. He returned to Chelsea.

Chelsea was happy Billy and Lily were so in love. She thought they made a beautiful couple. He asked how she was. She said life was good, but he told her that she could be honest with him, since they’d known each other a long time. She asked if he’d ever become friends with the least likely person in the world – someone who had every right to despise you, but instead saw the good in you. That happened to her and Rey. Billy was surprised since Chelsea poisoned Rey. Chelsea said Rey listened to her when she had no one else to turn to, and Connor adored him. She had so much to be thankful for – Connor made her smile every day, and she and Chloe were working on a new line. Chelsea adored Chloe, but lately Chloe had been acting more like a babysitter than a collaborator. Chelsea knew Chloe had the best of intentions, but she wished Chloe wouldn’t worry about her so much. Billy got a text, and he had to go. Chelsea suggested that they could get Johnny and Connor together. Billy was noncommittal. He left.

Nick was walking in the park when he came upon Chelsea, who invited him to join her. He did, and he asked how Sharon was. He said she was doing better than expected. Chelsea assumed something must be happening with his kids then. She said he had this look on his face like there were 20 seconds left in a game and things could go either way. Nick said it was Victoria. Chelsea wasn’t up to date on the Newman gossip, since she and Adam only talked about Connor. She knew Ashland was sick. Nick said Ashland was sick alright, but he faked his cancer. He told her the whole story about Ashland and Victoria. Nick wanted to put Ashland’s head through a wall, but that wouldn’t bring his sister back. Chelsea said that after what Ashland had done to Victoria and Nick’s family, he had every right to want Ashland destroyed.

The text Billy got was from Nikki. He met her at Crimson Lights. Nikki assumed Billy knew where Victoria was, and she wanted him to tell her. Billy said he didn’t know where Victoria was going. Nikki asked how Billy felt about this. He said he hated it, and he was worried about Victoria, the children and anyone who cared about her, including Victor. Billy said he didn’t handle himself very well when Victoria told him she was leaving town. He threatened not to allow the kids to visit Victoria out of state, to protect them. “Oh Billy,” Nikki sighed. Billy realized he was wrong. He said that they both knew Victoria would never endanger the kids. Nikki agreed. Billy said he told Victoria she was an adult capable of living the life she wanted to lead, so he was going to let it go.

Lily was at work with her PR manager, Lori. Lori said there were requests for interviews and speaking engagements with Billy. Lily assumed they wanted to hear from him because he didn’t speak at the launch, but Lori said it because of his podcast. Lori was a big fan. She asked how PR should respond. Lily said it would be fine for Billy to do the interview. When Lori left, Lily looked troubled.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Adam tells Victor that he knows that the reason he appointed him CEO was to make Victoria so angry she would return home to take back her position as CEO. Adam tells Victor that he intends to do such a good job that if Victoria returns he won’t give her back her job.

Billy tells Lily he is enjoying doing both his podcasts and he is excited about his new journey. Billy tells Lily not to worry because he is still going to be her COO and support her with what she is doing at Chancellor Winters.

Billy calls Victoria and leaves a message telling her that he isn’t going to interfere in her life because he wants her to be happy. Victor tells Michael to find Ashland and Victoria and find out their plans.

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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Kyle: Here you go, babe.

Summer: Thank you.

Kyle: Mmm. I missed the iced tea when we were in italy. I mean, how is the iced coffee in milan so good but the iced tea was terrible?

Summer: I don’t know, it’s one of life’s great mysteries.

Kyle: You know, what I miss the most in milan is the street food. Just being able to walk around and get anything anytime — sweet, savory.

[ Chuckles ] Harrison loved that gelato.

Summer: We all loved the gelato.

Kyle: Oh, the guy in the piazza with the fresh and the cart — oh, the best ravioli you’ve ever had for 5 euros.

Summer: You sound hungry.

Kyle: Oh, I wasn’t until i started reminiscing. I guess we’re just gonna have to move back to milan. For the ravioli.

Summer: Don’t even joke about this.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry.

Summe oh, god, I have been going through all of these text messages and e-mails from my mom trying to find some clue as to how to handle this situation between our mothers.

Kyle: I don’t understand why it’s your responsibility to broker peace between two grown women.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] I wish that I could wash my hands of it, but if history has taught us anything, it’s that my mom and diane would kill each other if given the chance. That’s the pool house burned down back in the day.

Kyle: I’d like to think they’re past that. Well, my mother is anyway.

Summer: Something thwarted the romance between my mom and your dad, and I am not convinced that your mother didn’t have something to do with it.

Kyle: I just think we’re best served if we stay away from their conflict.

Summer: I did what I could for my mother by getting daniel to invite her out of town, which she desperately needed. I mean, just being in the vicinity of diane brings out the absolute worst in her.

And the spa is this way. It was personally designed by our owner phyllis summers for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Phyllis is out of town right now, but you can contact me if you have any personal concerns.

Allie: I was so interested in what jabot is doing with nanotechnology and skin care that ashley actually arranged a second visit to the lab for me. I got to shadow the lead researcher.

Jack: Wow. And I’m sure ashley was thrilled to find someone who is interested in that part of the business. I cannot overstate what ashley has done for jabot.

Allie: I mean, ashley is pretty incredible. I’ve done some research on her myself, and I found out she’s the leading fragrance chemist in the industry. She holds all of these patents and was named innovator of the year.

Jack: She’s pretty remarkable, and I think she would be happy to know that you want to be a little more hands-on in the lab. Maybe she could even arrange something, maybe a summer internship.

Allie: Oh, jack, um…I don’t know.

Chelsea: [ Humming ]

Chloe: [ Clears throat ]

Chelsea: [ Humming ]

Chloe: Okay, could you — sorry, it’s just a little distracting.

Chelsea: Oh, sorry. I didn’t even realize I was doing that.

[ Chuckles ] You know, connor said the strangest thing last night. He asked me if I thought they played soccer in heaven. I didn’t even know what to say. I know he’s thinking about rey. He’s just been so distant lately, you know? And I try to get him to talk and he shuts down. I — I think he feels mentioning rey will upset me.

Chloe: You’ll both get through it. You know, you’re doing great, and so is connor, all things considered. I mean, especially since, you know, you’ve had a lot of pressure to get things finalized for the new line. Speaking of which, could I see what you’re working on?

Chelsea: Sure.

Chloe: Um…okay, this is for winter, not this season.

Chelsea: Yeah, I know. I just liked the idea for next year. I didn’t want to let it slip away.

Chloe: You know what is slipping away? Time. We are up against a deadline. You need to get focused. Psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff,

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Jack: There is no pressure. No, no, this internship was just a suggestion. I’m sure the cosmetics business didn’t even make it onto your radar screen when you were getting your degree in chemical engineering.

Allie: Yeah, that’s true. It really wasn’T.

Jack: So if you told me, “I’m just not interested,” I’d be fine with that. I — I’m sorry I put you in this spot.

Allie: Oh, jack — jack, please do not ever apologize for offering me an incredible opportunity like this. It’s not that I’m not interested.

Jack: So why the hesitation?

Allie: I just don’t think i should be able to jump in front of everyone else. I mean, jabot must be getting hundreds of these applications a year.

Jack: That is very sweet. You would not be taking anyone’s job. Believe me, all of our regular internships have been filled for some time now with younger students, undergraduates.

Allie: Oh. [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Yeah, nancy, the lead researcher you met…

Allie: Yeah?

Jack: …Has almost no connection with those people at all. Her work is too advanced. No, we would be setting up an internship to help her. You’d get a chance to test the waters and there’s no long-term commitment — none.

Allie: I mean, that sounds perfect. But can you give me a little time to think about it?

Jack: Absolutely. You take all the time you want.

Allie: I appreciate this, jack. Thank you for being so thoughtful.

Jack: It is in jabot’s best interest to work with bright young chemists. I also know there’s an emotional element in all this — following in your father’s footsteps. If that aspect is getting in your way, I understand that.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] After all these years, you still don’t understand how the creative mind works.

Chloe: I guess not. Please explain.

Chelsea: It’s a process. I’m not over here just wasting time daydreaming. I’m thinking about the changes i want to make to my designs.

Chloe: I see, and I — I have a process, too, and that involves making sure that we have designs in time so we can get them into production.

Chelsea: I know, and it’s very motivating and respectful. That’s why we work so well together.

Chloe: So how can i respectfully motivate you to work faster?

Chelsea: Chloe, I’m doing the best that I can. I mean, I can’t just flip a switch to finish a design.

Chloe: Okay, but you’re operating at a pace that may necessitate some changes in production.

Chelsea: What do you mean?

Chloe: You know, we’ve missed a couple deadlines, so we’re not gonna be able to get that custom print that you wanted for the separates.

Chelsea: No, that print is essential to my vision.

Chloe: Okay, maybe I could… try to find another manufacturer that can make the print.

Chelsea: No, no, no, no. Too much is riding on this to go with someone new.

Chloe: I get it. Believe me, I get it, because i have been making myself crazy trying to juggle all these moving parts so I could free you up to create beautiful designs.

Chelsea: I’m sorry, but you can’t rush artistic inspiration.

Chloe: Chelsea [Sighs] The logistics of production matter. And if we keep on missing these deadlines, lauren is going to get fed up with us, she’s gonna kick us to the curb, and then all of this hard work will have been for nothing.

Kyle: This will be a moot point by the time phyllis gets back. She’ll have cooled off.

Summer: No one cools off in georgia in june.

Kyle: You know what I mean.

Summer: I know what you mean. I also know what daniel means when he says that mom’s been moody. It means that she’s been stewing over what happened between her and jack. She might even come back more upset.

Kyle: We do not want that.

Summer: No, we don’T. But what about your mom?

Kyle: What do you mean?

Summer: Is there a way that we could get her out of town for a while? I mean, doesn’t she need to go back to la and tie up some loose ends or something?

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I don’t think she’s gonna go for that. She feels like we finally reconnected. She’s getting to spend some time with harrison. She’s even talked about putting roots down in genoa city. She even asked me to help her find a job.

Summer: Really? What — what does she want to do?

Kyle: She mentioned pr. Apparently back in california, she took some classes, but we didn’t get into the details. And I didn’t make any promises. My point is she’s ready to settle down here. Maybe we can get phyllis to hire her at the hotel.

[ Chuckles ] You are not amused by any of my jokes today.

Summer: No, no. That one was worse than the ravioli joke. Kyle, come on. This is serious.

Kyle: I know. But what more can we do? I think we should focus on things we can control. Like finding a new ceo at marchetti. The deal with jabot is about to be finalized, and we need someone in place — the sooner, the better.

Summer: I thought that we found the perfect candidate. Does that mean that you’re taking yourself out of the running?

Kyle: No, no, I’m still considering it. I just… look, I don’t know if I’m the right person for the job.

Summer: But you are. What can I do to convince you? Hi, my name’s steve.

Chelsea: I know the way i work isn’t the most efficient, but I am coming up with some great stuff right now. I’m inspired, and truly, this new line is gonna be so stunning, I don’t think lauren’s gonna care if we’re late for a deadline here and there.

Chloe: You may be coming up with amazing pieces, but here’s the thing. We can’t sell sketches. We need to make the clothes.

Chelsea: Chloe, everything will fall into place, okay? It always does, so I’m just gonna need you to relax and trust that everything will work out.

Chloe: Where have I heard that before?

Chelsea: What did you say?

Chloe: You know what? No, you are totally right. It is not your job to sweat the small details of mass production. That is my job.

Chelsea: Okay. You’re kind of making it sound like I’m irresponsible. Um…I would never let anybody down, certainly not you and certainly not lauren. I just don’t need a rigid structure.

Chloe: I beg to differ, but that is the difference between the two of us. Your brand of genius is brilliant and flashy, whereas when I get it right, nobody should notice. Not even you. And my job is to make sure that nothing will impeded your creative flow.

Chelsea: So you need to babysit me?

Chloe: Yes.

Chelsea: [ Gasps ]

Chloe: No, no, I — I mean, that was obviously a joke. I — my point is, is that I am here to protect you, even if that means being a pain in the butt sometimes.

Chelsea: What do you think i would do without you? Do you think I would completely implode?

Chloe: Of course not. Are you saying that you don’t need my help?

Gloria: Ladies! Oh. Oh, you are getting so ramped up for your bold new adventure. Tension is high, nerves are frayed. You need a spiritual guru. You must be so happy to see me.

Allie: I’ll admit, I have been thinking a lot about dad lately. About how he would feel with me being here in genoa city, getting to know his father’s family.

Jack: Well, I obviously don’t know for sure, but I’d like to think he wouldn’t have had a problem with it.

Allie: Yeah, that’s — that’s what I was thinking, too, and i recently talked to noah about it, and he thinks my dad would be happy for me to be in a place where people cared about me, family, even.

Jack: Well, I’m glad he could reframe it and give you some perspective. That’s a good friend.

Allie: Yeah, yeah, he really is.

[ Chuckles ] You know, I was so nervous when I first came to genoa city, showing up unannounced. But everyone has been so gracious and so warm.

Jack: Well, you had a hand in that. You charmed absolutely everyone you met. I mean that. Ashley, she was very skeptical about you, your motives — now she adores you.

Allie: Ashley is amazing. I mean, so is the rest of the abbotts, and then there’s noah and mariah and tessa, even — even diane, who I get that she used me in the beginning, but she’s been kind of sweet to me lately. Okay, that — that was the wrong thing to say.

Jack: No, no, not at all.

Allie: I know she’s done terrible things to your family, to noah’s family.

Jack: That shouldn’t matter. No, I’m not gonna be dictating how you should feel about diane or anyone else. No, we all have to come to our own conclusions. That includes kyle. And if you find her sweet, well, that’s what’s important, but…

Allie: But what?

Jack: Don’t get too close. You always have to allow for the fact that diane has her own agenda.

Allie: Ah. So you still think she’s up to no good.

Jack: No, I just don’t want anyone to get hurt, especially you. I’m not sure what diane’s ultimate motives are. I will be grateful to her forever for two things — bringing my son into this world and bringing my granddaughter into my life.

Kyle: We have to realize what I’d be giving up if I step down as co-ceo of jabot, and…it’s more than just power or status. You know, I really enjoyed working with my dad.

Summer: I know. You two have grown so much closer.

Kyle: It’s more than just family bonding. I’m showing him I can take the reins if needed.

Summer: But taking over marchetti is not a step down. It’s a big company with a lot of room for growth.

Kyle: Mm. I see your point. Could be another, possibly better, way to show him what I’m capable of. Running a company on my own, demonstrating leadership skills.

Summer: And you wouldn’t have to leave the family business to do that because marchetti is gonna be a part of jabot. It’s the best of both worlds.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] You sound like you’ve made up your mind for me.

Summer: Well, it’s your decision to make, and you got to do what’s right for you.

Kyle: I have to admit, I have been having ideas on how to turn marchetti around. I guess we could just hire someone to implement those ideas, but…nah, what’s the fun in that?

Summer: Does that mean —

Kyle: Yes, I’ll take the job. I’m in.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: [ Laughs ] Oh! I’ll tell my dad when we see him later.

Summer: Oh, my gosh, this — this is amazing. I am so excited.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Kyle: Oh.

Summer: Hey, mom. How’s it going in savannah?

Phyllis: Excellent. Daniel is an incredible host. I’m really enjoying myself.

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Summer: It’s good to hear from you. I feel like it’s been a while since we talked.

Phyllis: I know, I know. Well, that’s on me. Daniel is such a good host. He’s been showing me all the sites here in savannah. So beautiful. Hey, do you know what kudzu is?

Summer: No.

Phyllis: Oh, it’s this beautiful vine that grows everywhere here. It’s so gorgeous. Um, so how is it going at home?

Summer: Things are good. The weather is beautiful.

Phyllis: That’s great. Hey, let me ask you something. Did you take my advice and talk to your husband and get him to send diane packing?

Summer: Mom, I told you that I wasn’t gonna try to change his mind. And there’s no point anyway. Diane is sticking around. She wants to rebuild her relationship with kyle and he wants to give her a chance.

Phyllis: That’s not gonna go well for him or for you. But sometimes people need to learn their lessons on their own.

Summer: Does that mean that you’re now willing to accept diane’s presence here in genoa city and leave the rest of us to make our own decisions where she’s concerned?

Phyllis: I will not get worked up over diane. I will not do it. I won’t do it, summer. Anger is poison. It’s a poison that will eat away at you and kill you if you let it, and I will not do that.

Summer: I would love to believe that.

Phyllis: Then believe it.

Summer: Enough about diane. I have so much to tell you. The deal for marchetti is almost done, and we’re making progress on a ceo.

Phyllis: That’s great. I love to hear that. Um…let’s get together and chat when I get home.

Summer: When will that be, exactly?

Summer: Soon. Very soon.

Chelsea: You’re misunderstanding what you overheard. The new line is gonna be great.

Chloe: Yes, chelsea has come up with some amazing new ideas for the upcoming season.

Gloria: And I can’t wait to see them.

Chloe: You were — you were just in london for their fashion week. How was it?

Gloria: Oh, it was marvelous. I was treated so well. Got so many compliments on how I’m representing jcv. Lauren is thrilled with my team. And we even surpassed the most optimistic projections.

Chloe: Well, that’s great. I’m very happy for you, gloria.

Gloria: Oh, and while I was there, I was able to chat up the new line.

Chloe: Oh, I didn’t ask you to do that.

Gloria: Chloe, we’re family. We do that for each other.

Chloe: I think it’s more of a one-way street. You know, where kevin and I get you out of jams and then you rarely say thanks.

Gloria: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Well, that’s why I’m so happy to be in the position to do you a favor.

Chloe: But you haven’t even seen what we’re working on, so how could you possibly know what to say?

Gloria: Darling, I am gloria. I can hype anything. That’s one of my gifts. I told them that the new line is brilliant and a real game-changer.

Chloe: Well, I suppose that’s vague enough to avoid any inaccuracies. Assuming if we ever finish it.

Gloria: As in — I didn’t quite hear that.

Chelsea: Oh, she said we’re almost done.

Gloria: Ah. [ Laughs ] Oh, justike old times, chelsea. Me, traveling the continent — in fact, the entire world — promoting your new designs.

Chelsea: That sounds like a wonderful experience.

Gloria: Oh, it was, it was, it was. An I spoke to some buyers and critics… who were you so eager to welcome you back to the world of fashion.

Chelsea: That’s so nice to hear.

Gloria: Oh, it was, it was. In fact, next year, we need to go to fashion week together. The fenmore fashionistas.

Chelsea: Yes, I love it. Alert the authorities now so they have 12 months to prepare for us.

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Gloria: We will have too much fun.

Chloe: Yeah, well, first we need to get through the launch of our new line.

Gloria: And I don’t think that’s a problem, because you two are brilliant. You have lauren’s support and financial backing, and the best thing — you are so exceedingly lucky to be working with your best friend in the whole wide world. I’d say these are ideal circumstances.

Chelsea: You’d think so, wouldn’t you?

Allie: Jack, whatever i decide about the internship or even staying here in genoa city, I just want you to know how much I appreciate your generosity.

Jack: No.

Aie: No, I’m serious. And it’s not about letting me stay at the house, but rather just you being there for me. When my dad died, I felt very alone. And that feeling’s disappearing more and more every day.

Jack: I’m glad to hear that. And you don’t have to thank me. That is what family does. Look, from the very first day i met you in los angeles, I knew that you were hurting. I didn’t know about your relationship with your mother at all, but I could see that you needed to feel loved, needed to feel a sense of belonging and purpose of place. I didn’t want to push because, of course, I did that with your father.

Allie: You got the balance exactly right.

Diane: Hello, you two. Oh, I’m sorry, is this — is this a bad time? Is everything alright?

Allie: No, everything’s wonderful, diane. You know what? I’m actually late to go meet noah at the park.

Jack: Okay, well, tell noah i said hello and thank him for giving you good advice.

Allie: I will. Great to see you, diane.

Diane: You too, allie. Hmm. Noah again? They seem to be spending a lot of time together.

Jack: Yes, they do seem to be hitting it off.

Diane: Good for her. She’s a special young woman. She seems to be fitting in here really well.

Jack: Better than you?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, that wouldn’t take much.

Jack: Go ahead, say it. You want to say it. All of this wouldn’t be happening to allie if it hadn’t been for you. That’s where you’re going with this, isn’t it?

Diane: There aren’t a lot of positive things I can take credit for. Let me have that. Please? [ Chuckles ] May I?

Jack: Yeah, go ahead. What can I du with less asthma?

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Summer: Thank you for coming by.

Lauren: Well, of course. I heard the marchetti deal is almost wrapped up.

Kyle: Oh, the legal department’s taking their time.

Lauren: Oh, and after being married to a lawyer as long as i have, I can tell you, they will not be rushed.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Lauren: Okay, so I’m excited to hear about this possible collaboration between marchetti and fenmore’S. I’ve been curious since you mentioned it a couple weeks ago.

Kyle: Couldn’t be more specific at the time. I had to wait until the terms of the deal were finalized.

Lauren: I’m excited to hear. Go on ahead.

Kyle: Go ahead, summer.

Summer: We would like for fenmore’s to be the exclusive carrier for marchetti in the us.

Lauren: Wow. Wow. That would be great for both brands, and, of course, I love it because I trust your creative vision.

Summer: Thank you. That means so much to me, coming from you, lauren.

Lauren: But I do have questions.

Summer: Like?

Lauren: Like I heard that angelina marchetti is looking to retire. And if she does step down, who is gonna fill those very classy shoes? Do you have a designer lined up?

Summer: Not yet, but we have ideas.

Kyle: That’s something else we wanted to talk to you about.

Summer: The person that we have in mind, I think she would be very excited by the opportunity, but we wanted to run it by you first.

Lauren: I’m intrigued. Who do you have in mind?

Summer: Chelsea lawson.

Chloe: Truth be told, there has actually been some friction between the two best friends in the whole world.

Chelsea: But it’s just the pressure getting to us. We’re working through it.

Chloe: We’ve gotten through worse.

Gloria: Of course you have. Your friendship has weathered the test of time. Listen, I have run so many different businesses — some of them successful, some of them ruined by my partner’s lack of vision. But the way I see it, the secret to success is simple. You hire the people who are the best for the job, and then you get out of their way.

Chelsea: Agreed. It all comes down to trust.

Gloria: Ooh. Yes, kind of like a symphony orchestra. Everybody has their roles to play. They play their parts beautifully. I mean, the bassoonist is never gonna play the piccolo. The violinist will never blow the french horn. Everyone brings their own talents to the table, and then they make beautiful music together.

Chloe: As long as they’re paying attention to the conductor. Otherwise, it’s just noise.

Chelsea: You see yourself as the conductor?

Chloe: Well, someone has to make sure that things are running the way they’re supposed to.

Chelsea: And what am I in this scenario, the noise?

Chloe: Well, without me, you can’t make the beautiful music.

Chelsea: You want to bet?

Gloria: Oh, ladies, ladies, ladies, shh. This will not do.

Diane: I got to see harrison in the park today. I swear he is growing day-by-day. I think I need to carry a tape measure around with me.

Jack: I probably don’t notice as much as I used to, now that I see him every day. I mean, it used to be I’d go to italy every couple of months, and I would see giant changes.

Diane: I’m sure you love that they’re going to stay here in genoa city.

Jack: I do.

Diane: So be honest, is that why you’re purchasing marchetti?

Jack: No, there are plenty of good reasons for acquiring that company, business-wise, but this is a fringe benefit.

Diane: Hmm. I really enjoyed my time in milan, and I would’ve been willing to move back there if kyle wanted me to, but, hmm, I’m kind of glad it didn’t come to that.

Jack: Really? I think you would be relieved to get away from all of the resentment you’ve been dealing with here.

Diane: Oh, it isn’t that bad.

[ Sighs ] Okay, it’s — it’s been that bad.

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: But I’m hoping that people are going to stop lashing out or clinging to their old view of me. Maybe over time, even…those I’ve wronged the most will be willing to see that I’ve changed or at least admit that it’s possible. Is it too soon to put you in that category?

Jack: I’m trying to forget the past and believe in the future, for you and kyle.

Diane: Well, thank you for that. That’s what I would expect from jack abbott.

[ Chuckles ] It’s a tiny, little club you’ve joined of people that I’ve maybe somewhat won over, but I’m going to try to keep adding new members. Although I know there are some people I’m never going to be able to recruit, such as phyllis.

Jack: I think the best option is to avoid her altogether. Pretend you live in separate universes. Age-related macular degeneration may lead to severe vision loss.

Gloria: I have a very special place in my heart for both of you. That is why you need to listen to what I’m about to say. Now, first of all, I know how you feel about me. You think I’m a daffy gadfly who flits from here to there, pestering everybody I meet.

Chloe: No, gloria —

Gloria: Yes, please. You think I’m the crazy, wacky mother-in-law who just pops up for your own personal comic relief. But I’m gonna tell you who i really I’M. I’m a survivor. I’ve been doing this a long time, and people always underestimate me. But I’m still here because i know what works and I know what has value. And from where I’m sitting, what I see, you two have value as a team. Both equally brilliant. You, the designer. You, making the trains run on time. But you have got to harness this negativity I’m picking up on and turn it into some positive energy that will send you both rocketing to new heights.

Chloe: It’s good advice.

Chelsea: Yeah, we’ll — we’ll take that to heart.

Gloria: Good. I suggest you do. Stay strong. Stay smart. Stay together. Ah, and I think my work is done here, so I will see you back at the office. Ta-ta. Ooh, thank you so much.

Lauren: So you want chelsea to design for you?

Summer: That’s right.

Kyle: We know she has a deal with you for her new line.

Summer: And if she signs with us, that deal stays in place. The only thing that would change is the branding.

Lauren: So it would be chelsea lawson for marchetti.

Kyle: The advantages for both companies would be that marchetti gets a line that’s ready to launch, and it’s up to your high standards.

Lauren: Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I have seen the preliminary sketches that’s chelsea’s been working on, and it would have to be a very different sensibility for marchetti, because what I’m looking at is very modern and american.

Summer: Well, we would tweak the designs as necessary to fit what marchetti customers have come to expect.

Lauren: Let me be clear — the sketches that I’m seeing i really like and I think that they could sell, and I don’t want to lose that.

Kyle: Well, maybe you wouldn’t have to. Chelsea could pull double duty, assuming she can handle the workload.

Summer: I don’t think that that should be a problem. I mean, chelsea is an absolute force, and it would be a win-win for her. She gets to launch her own brand, but then she and fenmore’s gets access to marchetti’s loyal customer base and brand recognition.

Lauren: I mean, she does have chloe to help with logistics, and as long as chelsea doesn’t get burned out.

Kyle: Not to mention summer’s expertise, and fenmore’s can hand off some of the financial risk.

Lauren: But what about the search for the new ceo? I mean, that is the missing puzzle piece. I would want whoever is coming in to be on board.

Summer: Of course.

Kyle: I think whoever takes the position would be very excited about this partnership. That won’t be a problem.

Lauren: Alright. Well, then let’s pursue this. Presuming that chelsea’s agreeable.

Summer: That is so good to hear.

Kyle: This is going to be a very exciting partnership.

Lauren: I agree.

Kyle: As much as I would like to keep discussing this — and we will soon — I need to go pick up harrison from his playdate with christian.

Lauren: Aww, give him a squeeze for me, will you?

Kyle: I will. I’ll be back before you know it.

Lauren: He seems happier than the last time I saw him. Now, what about your mom? Any news from her?

Summer: We spoke briefly earlier today. She seems like she’s having a good time, and she says that she’s now ready to let go of all of her anger towards diane.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] But you don’t believe her.

Summer: Not a word.

Diane: Believe me, I would love to stay away from phyllis, but our son is married to her daughter.

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Y&R Update Tuesday, June 21 2022

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At the Abbott house, Kyle brought Summer iced tea. He’d missed iced tea in Milan, but now that he was in the US, he missed the street food in Italy. He joked that they should go back, but she didn’t think it was funny. She brought up their mothers again and her desire to keep the peace between them. Kyle didn’t think it was Summer’s job to keep the peace between two grown women. Summer said that Diane and Phyllis would kill each other if given the chance – that was how the Abbott pool house burned down. Kyle liked to think their moms were past that – his mom was anyway. Summer had a theory that Diane had something to do with the end of Jack and Phyllis’s romance. Kyle thought he and Summer should just stay out of it. Summer said she did what she could by getting Daniel to invite Phyllis out of town.

Kyle suggested that Phyllis would have cooled off at Daniel’s. Summer quipped that no one cooled of in Georgia in June. According to Summer, Daniel said that Phyllis had been moody and stewing over what happened between her and Jack. Summer wondered if they could get Diane out of town for awhile. Kyle didn’t think Diane would go for that – she wanted to put roots down and she even asked him to find her a job in PR. Kyle didn’t make any promises to Diane, but he said he thought Diane was ready to settle down. He joked that Phyllis could hire Diane, then he noted that Summer wasn’t amused by any of his jokes today.

Kyle shifted gears and said they had to find a new CEO for Marchetti, since the sale was almost finalized. Summer thought Kyle should do it. He was still considering it, but he wasn’t sure he was the right person for the job. She wrapped her arms around his waist and asked how she could convince him. Kyle said if he stepped down as co-CEO, he’d be giving up more than power or status – he enjoyed working with his dad. She said that taking over at Marchetti wasn’t a step down, and there was room for growth. He considered that running Marchetti could be a way to show Jack what he was capable of. Summer said Kyle had to do what was right for him. Kyle thought about it and decided to take the job. They kissed.

Phyllis came into the Grand Phoenix in a huge floppy hat that drooped down to her chin. She ducked around corners to make sure no one saw her, and once the coast was clear, she got in the elevator. When she got to her suite, she called Summer. Phyllis lead Summer to believe she was still in Savannah, Georgia. Phyllis asked if Summer convinced Kyle to send Diane packing. Summer said she wasn’t going to do that – Kyle wanted to give Diane a chance. Phyllis didn’t think it would go well, but she said some people had to learn lessons on their own. Summer asked if that meant Phyllis would let everyone else make their own decisions about Diane. Phyllis said she wouldn’t get worked up about Diane anymore, because anger was poison. Summer said she’d love to believe that. Summer told Phyllis about the Marchetti deal. Phyllis suggested they discuss it when she got home, which would be very soon.

Lauren went to the Abbott house to talk with Summer and Kyle. Summer revealed they wanted Fenmore’s to be the exclusive carrier for Marchetti in the US. Lauren said that would be great for both companies, but she heard Angelina wanted to retire. She asked if they had a new designer lined up. Summer asked what Lauren thought of offering Chelsea the job.

Kyle and Summer knew Chelsea had a deal with Lauren already. Summer said if Chelsea came to work for them, the deal with Lauren would stay in place – the only thing that would change was the branding. Lauren noted that the branding would be Chelsea Lawson for Marchetti. Lauren had seen the sketches Chelsea was working on, and they were very modern and American. Summer said they’d tweak the designs as necessary, to fit Marchetti’s audience. Lauren said she liked the designs as they were, and she didn’t want to lose them. Kyle suggested that Chelsea could pull double duty, assuming she could handle the workload. Summer didn’t think that would be a problem, since Chelsea was a force. Lauren said Chelsea would have Chloe to work with logistics, so things would be okay as long as Chelsea didn’t get burned out. Lauren asked what about the new CEO. Kyle said whoever came on board would be excited about this new partnership. Lauren agreed to this as long as Chelsea was on board. Kyle went to get Harrison, who was playing with Christian.

Lauren asked if Summer heard from Phyllis. Summer repeated what Phyllis said. Summer didn’t believe Phyllis was ready to let go of her anger toward Diane. Summer wasn’t sure what to do. She couldn’t keep her mom out of town forever, and she didn’t want to. Lauren suggested that Summer enlist Diane’s help. Lauren didn’t trust Diane, but it seemed that she came back to town to make peace with her enemies even if it was just for Kyle’s benefit. Lauren suggested that Phyllis would calm down if Diane apologized to her. Summer thought Lauren could be on to something.

Allie told Jack that Ashley arranged for her to tour the lab a second time. Allie had read up on Ashley’s accomplishments in business, and she was really impressed. Jack praised his sister and suggested that she might be able to get Allie a summer internship. Allie wasn’t sure. Jack understood, and he was sorry for putting her on the spot. She didn’t want him apologizing for offering her a great opportunity. She just didn’t think it was fair for her to jump in line ahead of all the applicants there must be for that internship. He grinned and said she was sweet, but she wouldn’t be taking anyone’s job. He said they’d set up an internship especially for her with the lead researcher. She loved the idea, but she needed a little time to think about it. He thought it would be in Jabot’s best interest to work with bright young chemists. He also understood if she wasn’t emotionally interested in following in her father’s footsteps.

Allie had been thinking about how Keemo would feel about her getting to know his father’s family. Jack liked to think Keemo wouldn’t mind. That was what Allie was thinking too. Allie said Noah thought that Keemo would be happy Allie was around family. Jack thought Noah sounded like a good friend. Allie agreed. She was so nervous when she showed up in Genoa City, but everyone had been so gracious. Jack said Allie charmed everyone she met. He said Ashley had been skeptical of Allie’s motives, and now she adored Allie. Allie thought all the Abbotts were amazing. She liked Noah, Mariah and Tessa, and even Diane had been kind of sweet. Allie knew Diane did terrible things to the Abbotts and Newmans. Jack said he wouldn’t dictate how Allie felt about anyone, but he warned her not to get too close to Diane. He wasn’t sure what Diane’s motives were, but he’d always be grateful she brought his son into the world and brought his granddaughter into his life.

Allie appreciated Jack’s generosity. When her dad died she felt very alone and that feeling disappeared more every day. Jack said she didn’t have to thank him – family was there for each other. When they first met, he could see she was hurting and that she needed to feel loved and a sense of belonging. He didn’t want to push her like he did with her dad. Allie told Jack that he got the balance right with her. Diane walked in on the warm moment between Jack and Allie. Allie had a meeting with Noah, and she left.

Diane and Jack noted that Noah and Allie seemed to be hitting it off. Jack knew Diane was dying to take credit for the good things happening to Allie. Diane felt that she should be free to do so, since there weren’t a lot of positive things she could take credit for. She asked to sit with him, and he let her. She got to see Harrison today, and he was getting so big. Jack said he didn’t notice as much now that he saw Harrison every day. Diane asked if Jack purchased Marchetti to keep Kyle and his family in town. He said there were lot of good business reasons for buying the company, but this was a fringe benefit. She enjoyed living in Milan, and she would’ve gone back if Kyle wanted her to, but she was glad it didn’t come to that. Jack thought Diane would’ve been happy to get away from all the resentment she was dealing with here. She was hoping that over time, people would be willing to see that she’d changed. She asked if it was too soon to put him in that category. He said he was trying to forget the past and believe in the future, for her and Kyle. She thanked him. She said he’d joined a tiny club of people she’d somewhat won over, and she was going to try and keep adding new members. She knew she’d never be able to win Phyllis over. He suggested she stay away from Phyllis altogether. Phyllis, and her massive hat, walked in and she hurried out to the patio when she saw Jack and Diane.

Diane said she’d love to stay away from Phyllis, but their kids were married, so their paths would cross. Phyllis was eavesdropping from the patio. Jack said that Diane didn’t have to seek Phyllis out or provoke her. Diane hoped Jack didn’t blame her for what happened between him and Phyllis. He was exasperated that they kept getting on this subject after he’d told her he didn’t want to talk to her about Phyllis. Diane promised to drop the subject forever, but she had one question – was he hoping to work things out with Phyllis? He said no – that ship had sailed. Diane never intended to cause problems between Jack and Phyllis. However, Diane was relieved Jack wasn’t going to get back together with Phyllis. “Quite simply, you deserve better than Phyllis,” Diane said. Phyllis heard every word.

At Society, Chelsea’s humming bothered Chloe. Chelsea apologized. Chelsea said Connor asked if there was soccer in heaven. She knew he was thinking about Rey. Her son had been so distant lately. She thought he felt like mentioning Rey would upset her. Chloe was optimistic it’d all work out. She shifted gears and asked what Chelsea was working on. Chelsea handed over a sketch, and it was for a winter outfit, but they needed something for summer. Chloe scolded Chelsea for wasting time when they were up against a deadline.

Chelsea felt like, after all this time, Chloe didn’t understand how the creative mind worked. Chloe recognized Chelsea’s point, but as the person responsible for the logistics, she needed Chelsea to work faster. Chloe said they already missed a couple deadlines, so they couldn’t get that custom print Chelsea wanted. Chelsea didn’t want to compromise on that. They debated about the logistics of production vs. artistic inspiration. Chloe said that if they kept missing deadlines, Lauren would get fed up and kick them to the curb.

Chelsea knew the way she worked wasn’t the most efficient, but the stuff she was coming up with was so brilliant that Lauren wouldn’t care about a missed deadline here or there. Chloe said they couldn’t sell sketches – they needed to make the clothes. Chelsea said everything would work out. “Where have I heard that before?,” Chloe grumbled under her breath. Chloe conceded that it was her job to sweat the details of mass production, not Chelsea’s. Chelsea said she’d never let Chloe or Lauren down, but she didn’t need a rigid schedule. Chloe said it was her job to make sure nothing impeded Chelsea’s creative genius. “So you need to babysit me?,” Chelsea testily asked. Chloe said yes. Chloe was just joking. Chloe said she was here to protect Chelsea, even if that meant being a pain in the butt. “Do you think I would completely implode [without you?],?” Chelsea asked. Chloe said of course not. Chloe asked if Chelsea was saying she didn’t need Chloe’s help. Gloria walked in, putting an end to the argument.

Chloe and Chelsea pretended they weren’t fighting, even though Gloria had heard them. Chloe shifted gears and asked how fashion week in London was. It went well, and Gloria got a lot of compliments about how she was representing JCV, which thrilled Lauren. Gloria said she chatted up the new line while she was in London. Chloe said she didn’t ask Gloria to do that. Gloria said family helped each other. Chloe thought that usually, she and Kevin got Gloria out jams, and Gloria rarely said thanks. Gloria was happy she had the chance to do Chloe a favor. She’d told everyone that the new line was brilliant. Chloe supposed that was vague enough to avoid any inaccuracies. Gloria said so many people in London were excited Chelsea was back in the world of fashion. Gloria said Chelsea and Chloe were lucky to be working with their best friend.

Chloe admitted there had been some friction between her and Chelsea. Chelsea said it was just the pressure getting to them. Chloe said they’d gotten through worse. Gloria said she’d run so many different businesses, some successful, some ruined b her partner’s lack of vision. She thought that to be successful you hire the person best for the job and then get out of their way. Chelsea agreed and pointedly said it all came down to trust. Gloria said it was like an orchestra – everyone brought their own talents to the table and then they made beautiful music together. Chloe said that would work as long as everyone paid attention to the conductor.

Chloe and Chelsea bickered because Chloe saw herself as the conductor in this partnership. Chelsea scoffed at the idea that she couldn’t make beautiful music without Chloe. Gloria had a special place in her heart for Chloe and Chelsea, so she wanted them to listen to her. Gloria knew they thought of her as a daffy gadfly who pestered everyone she met. They denied it. Gloria said she was a survivor who’d been doing this a long time, and people always underestimated her but she was till here because she knew what worked and she knew what had value. She thought Chloe and Chelsea had value as a team. She urged them to harness the negativity and turn it into positive energy that would send them rocketing to new heights. What she said resonated with the pair. Gloria left.

Chloe got a response from the guy at the factory, who said he thought they could get an extension on the deadline. Chelsea felt that meant she was right all along when she said there was nothing to worry about. Chloe said they couldn’t let the deadline slip too far, because they didn’t want Lauren to get mad. Chelsea showed Chloe a summer sketch, and Chloe was happy with it. Chelsea and Chloe agreed that Gloria gave good advice, but they vowed not to get put in the position where they’d need to be counseled by Gloria again.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Chelsea and Chloe argue because Chloe doesn’t think Chelsea isn’t focused on her designs and they have missed a few manufacturing deadlines. Chelsea tells Chloe she can’t rush her creativity because it is a process. Gloria advised the ladies not to let negative energy split up their wonderful team.

Summer persuades Kyle to accept the CEO job at Marchetti. Kyle and Summer persuade Lauren to allow Chelsea to be the designer for Marchetti, as well as, design a more modern fashion line for Fenmore’s.

Jack offers Allie an internship at the Jabot lab. Allie asks Jack for some time to think about the offer.

Phyllis returns to Genoa City but calls Summer and tells her she is still in Savannah because she doesn’t want anyone to know she is in town. Lauren advises Summer to talk to Diane and ask her to apologize to Phyllis. Jack asks Diane not to deliberately provoke Phillis. Diane wonders if Jack intends to get back together with Phyllis and he responds that ship has sailed. Diane tells Jack that he and Phyllis were never right for each other. Jack and Diane are unaware that Phyllis is hiding and listening to their conversation.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, June 20, 2022

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Billy brought Jill up to speed on Victoria’s move. Jill told Billy it wasn’t his place to interfere, and she told him not to screw things up with Lily. Billy was committed to Chancellor Winters, but he felt restless, like something else was waiting for him in life. Devon and Nate had their first day at the Chancellor Winters office. Nate tried to make sure things were okay between him, Lily and Devon after he went off script at the party. Lily thought it was fine, but Devon seemed more annoyed. Imani chimed in to praise Nate for following his gut instead of playing it safe. Imani told Nate that she thought Amanda was holding her back, and she thought Devon might be doing the same thing to Nate. Billy needed to talk to Lily about his conversation with Jill, but she got called away before they could speak. Amanda and Summer discussed the fact that Phyllis was being evasive when they asked how long she’d be out of town. Summer asked Amanda to join a team devoted toward keeping the peace between Phyllis and Diane.

Diane asked Kyle to help her find a job in public relations. Kyle promised to try. Lauren and Michael had a short date. Nikki interrupted to ask Michael to find dirt on Diane from her time in LA. Michael agreed to look into it, but he thought that Diane had been punished enough. Summer asked Lauren to join the team to keep the peace between Phyllis and Diane. Lauren said she and Nikki also wanted Diane to leave town. Kyle was dismayed when Summer told him about all the people who wanted his mom out of town. He wished everyone would back off.

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