Young & The Restless Transcript
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Ashland: It looks perfect.
Victoria: It really does.
Ashland: When people walk through that door and they look at that portrait, they will see what I see — a strong, powerful beautiful woman watching over her empire. Victoria newman is the one building her legacy as the rightful leader of newman/locke.
Victoria: Thank you again for this incredible gift, for understanding what it means hanging in that place and whatd it symbolizes to me.
Ashland: I wanted to commemorate the merger of our companies and to give you a special wedding present. That portrait represents a new beginning…for both of us.
Nick: What’s up?
Billy: Thanks for coming by. I’ve wanted to talk to you ever since the family meeting with ashland.
Nick: Yeah, he definitely dropped a bomb.
Billy: Yeah. Just not sure if it was a truth bomb or not. Everything he said only made me want to dig deeper, which is what I want to talk to you about. I think we should join forces.
Nick: Not interested.
Billy: Why not?
Nick: Well, one, uh, I would like my sister to actually want to speak to me, and, two, i think ashland’s explanation for why he changed his name makes sense.
> Billy: So, it doesn’t bother you that he’s unwilling to share the entire story or that he won’t tell us what his birth name is? Come on, nick. I saw your face when he said that he was done explaining. Admit it, at least to me. You are no more satisfied than I am.
Nick: [ Sighs ]
Amanda: You, um — you want me to move in with you?
Amanda: I mean, are you sure? Even with moses still here? I don’t want to ruin any brotherly bonding.
Devon: No, no, I ran it by him already, and he is more than fine with it. And as for me, I’m very, very certain that I want to make my home your home. I want to spend every day with you. But I also don’t want to pressure you into anything, too, ’cause I know you and I know that your lawyer mind likes to analyze everything before you make decisions. So, just take all the time you need and go through your process.
Amanda: Well, my mind must be working at supersonic speed because I’ve already made my decision. I would love to live with you.
Tessa: I’m so glad that you have ideas about how to move on and heal from having to let dominic go, but we don’t need to make any big decisions right now. We just moved out of abby’s, and you’re dealing with a lot emotionally. We don’t have to rush anything. You can take all the time you need.
Mariah: I know, but I don’t need any because the answer just appeared like a lightning bolt.
Tessa: Well, I — I don’t think that there are any easy answers to dealing with what’s happened.
Mariah: No, of course not, and I’m not saying it’s gonna be easy. But it is a path forward, the right one.
Mariah: I think we should have a baby of our own.
Tessa: You want us to have a child?
Mariah: Yes. Think about how great it would be. You know, it’s not like we haven’t had that discussion before.
Tessa: Yeah, um, briefly, in the abstract. But making it a reality, I — I’m not so sure. I honestly didn’t think it would go there that soon. You haven’t really started to unpack what happened to you.
Mariah: I know, a-and I will deal with it. I-I promise. I will talk to my mom or I’ll go get some other form of therapy. But it’s because of what i experienced that I think that this is what iant and I need.
Tessa: I’m not following.
Mariah: Okay, um… sit down. Um…
[ Sighs ] Bowie — sorry — uh, dominic — he made me realize that I had all of these maternal instincts inside of me that I had no idea about. Carrying a child made me realize that I have so much more love to give than I thought. And starting a family with you — that would be the most wonderful thing in the world.
Tessa: That’s a gorgeous sentiment. And I share it, in a big-picture kind of way. But it’s only been a few days since you had abby and chance’s baby.
Mariah: Right. Right, I understand exactly why you’re worried. And my obg-yn said I shouldn’t get pregnant again for at least 12 months. So that’s why… I think you should carry the baby. I want you to experience what it’s like being pregnant, carrying a child, bringing new life into this world. It is absolutely life-changing. And you would be bringing it into our world.
Amanda: That was quite a welcome-to-the-neighborhood.
Devon: I am a welcoming committee of one, you know. The celebration doesn’t have to stop. We can, uh, have some more of the wine that I got for us and put on this very rare miles davis album that I think you’re really gonna love.
Devon: You up for a slow dance with me?
Amanda: Ah, I absolutely am, but I need you to hold that thought.
Amanda: Because I have to go.
Devon: You have to go right now?
Amanda: Because I have to go and pack up all of my stuff at the hotel so that we can officially start living together as soon as possible.
Devon: Well, when you put it like that, then please get out of here.
Amanda: [ Chuckles ]
Devon: Go. Go. Go. Go. Go. Please.
Amanda: I’ll be back.
Devon: You better. Love you.
Amanda: Love you, too.
Victoria: All of the arrangements for the wedding seem to be falling into place, and before you know it, we’re gonna be on our way to tuscany.
Ashland: I’m counting the days.
[ Cellphone chimes ] You know, our wedding is going to be the best damn day of my life. And there is nothing that i would rather do than stay here and rub your feet and chat about it. But I’ve got to run because I’ve got a few things to take care of.
Victoria: No, that’s okay. I have an appointment. And then I have a stack of things that I need to get through when I come back to the office, so…
Ashland: I will check in with you later to see if you’re free for dinner, even if it’s just take-out on your desk.
Victoria: That sounds like a plan. Walk out with me?
[ Door opens ]
Nick: Yes, would I have liked ashland to reveal more information? Of course. But, billy, unlike you, I’m not looking to stir up trouble or find some dirt to make headlines.
Billy: Well, I understand that’s what people would think this is about, but it’s not.
Nick: I heard ashland was so annoyed with your attitude after he told us his story that he went and confronted you.
Billy: That’s one way to put it. Let’s just say he warned me to stay out of his life, which made me only more committed to the fact that he is desperately trying to hide something.
Nick: Well, there you go. The way you’re handling this, it is accomplishing something. You are frustrating my sister and pissing her off. Are you cool with that?
Billy: No, I’m not. But you got to make a choice in life sometimes, right? And I am willing to take the hit to protect my kids. You know what bothers me? He didn’t say anything to victoria until he was forced into it. And he still won’t tell us what his true birth name is or how he got so much money to start those companies at such a young age, especially when he said he came from nothing and that he left his past in the dust.
Nick: Things happen, billy, you know? And if victoria didn’t think she needed to take a closer look at ashland after he admitted that he was lying to her, what makes you think she’s gonna care about where he got his money?
Billy: Because how ashland got that much money so quickly when he was barely out of his teens speaks to his character just as much as creating a brand-new identity for himself.
Nick: Not necessarily.
Billy: Nick, I know a little something about compromised finances. It’s my gambling that got victoria kidnapped at one point. And now you got a guy that could potentially be my kids’ stepfather, and he openly admitted to erasing his entire history. He won’t tell us what his real name is or how he amassed a fortune to put him smack-dab in the business world. His entire career, he has thrived on being a larger-than-life mogul. Then he goes and sells his entire entity to a woman that he barely knows? Oh, yeah, and now they’re engaged.
Nick: Well, it’s not like it’s, you know, out of the blue. There are major extenuating circumstances.
Billy: Yeah, I understand. His illness could be altering his decisions. But then again, every event in his life is strange, isn’t it, with giant question marks hanging over them. Now, you get to make the choice to turn a blind eye, which is exactly what victoria’s doing. But I can’t, and I won’t, because the truth, whatever it is, matterS.
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Tessa: I hear what you’re saying. But I don’t think it’s the best time to consider having a baby. You’re still so emotionally raw after everything that’s happened with dominic.
Mariah: Yeah, that’s exactly why this is the right time to consider it. Okay, I — this is a lot. I know this is a lot, so I will just give you a minute to wrap your head around it.
[ Laughs ]
Tessa: But, hey, I — I love that you’re thinking about our future because I plan on being with you for the rest of my life. And when we’re both ready — like really, really ready — we should talk about it more. And hopefully that will be soon. But I think our top priority should be working through everything that’s happened with dominic and abby. Let me take care of you, okay? The watchwords today are “rest,” “relax,” “restore.”
Mariah: [ Chuckles ] You’re right. And those are pretty great words, so… you know what? I’m gonna take a quick nap.
Mariah: [ Exhales heavily ]
Nick: Hey, rey.
Rey: Hey, nick. What’s going on, man?
Nick: Glad I ran into you. Um…something I want to talk to you about.
Rey: Alright. Is it about sharon? Faith?
Nick: About victoria. More precisely, her fiancé.
Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. I’ll get on that. Thank you.
[ Sighs ] Oh! To what do I owe this divine honor?
Victoria: I’m here for the spa, not you.
Phyllis: Well, since i hand-picked every single treatment on the list, I’m gonna take that as a compliment.
Victoria: Why am I not surprised?
Phyllis: What’s on the menu today?
Victoria: I’m getting a facial. I don’t really have time for much more.
Phyllis: Um, can I suggest the bridal package? It’s really great. And maybe you should tell nikki about it because I’m sure, as the mother of the bride, she wants to glow before the wedding. I’m going to treat myself to something in that package before we head off to summer’s wedding in milan.
Victoria: Oh, yes, that’s right. You and nicholas are heading to — to italy before ashland and I do.
Phyllis: Yeah. I’m really excited. I’m really excited for the wedding. I’m equally as excited to be spending time in the most beautiful place on the planet. And then we’ll go down to your wedding in tuscany. I’m sure it’s going to be a glorious affair. Are you excited?
Victoria: I can’t wait to marry ashland. I have never felt more positive or secure or happy in my entire life. He is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
Phyllis: Good. Why don’t you tell me how you really feel?
Ashland: You wanted to meet. Here I am.
Gaines: Finally. You look well. I must say I’m surprised, given the reports about your condition.
Ashland: Well, you can’t believe everything you read.
Gaines: Oh. So, how are you feeling?
Ashland: What do you want, gaines?
Gaines: Alright. I guess we are, uh, dispensing with the niceties.
[ Breathes deeply ] I hate to be blunt, but i watched your livestream, and it’s pretty clear that my yearly pension is coming to an end sooner than expected, due to your condition. So we need to adjust our agreement.
Ashland: I would hardly call blackmail an agreement.
Gaines: After all these years, you’re still referring to our arrangement as blackmail? Aren’t we past all that? I thought that we had settled into a civil, even rather comfortable relationship.
Ashland: Answer the question. What exactly do you want?
Gaines: [ Sighs ] (Lucky) uh-oh the magic’s disappearing!
Nick: Rey, I got a lot of serious questions about ashland, and I feel like I need some answers before victoria marries this guy.
Rey: Alright. What, you’re worried he did something illegal?
Nick: I hope not. Now, this next part is why i need you to keep it between us. Ashland told the rest of the family that when he was younger he changed his name to escape an abusive father.
Rey: Well, I know something about problematic fathers, so i understand why someone might do that.
Nick: If it was just this one bit of information, then I’d probably be okay with it, but it’s been a series of surprising revelations that got me wondering — does my sister need to know more? Now, she’s a very smart, savvy woman. I don’t doubt for one second that ashland has real feelings for her. But the speed of the newman/locke merger and their engagement has got me concerned. And, frankly, it has caught me and the rest of the family off guard.
Rey: Yeah, I have to admit i was a bit surprised by it, as well, given what victoria has gone through personally over the last few years. I understand why you’re being protective. But I don’t think there are grounds to launch an official investigation. And, you know, I wouldn’t feel comfortable investigating off the record, if that’s what you’re asking.
Nick: No, no, it’s — I’m asking because I’m thinking about looking into this myself. And if I do it, I want it to be done very quietlY. So I’m just hoping you could maybe point me in the right direction. That’s it.
Rey: Alright. Okay. Well, let’s — let’s start at the beginning. Did he share anything about the birth name?
Nick: No, he is a closed book about that.
Rey: Okay, well, that’s not necessarily a dead end. I mean, name changes have to be filed in the courts, and they have to be published in the newspaper.
Nick: My dad and billy each have people looking into that. They’re looking at, you know, court records and old publications, and so far they haven’t come up with anything. Do you know if there are different rules if the person is a victim of abuse? Like, would the courts allow ashland to conceal his identity if it was for his own protection?
Rey: Yeah, no, back then, it’s highly unlikely. If the name change wasn’t in the public records, that means that locke didn’t go through the usual channels. He — he must have found a way to bend the rules.
Nick: I’m not sure how he would pull that off. I mean, he was young. He didn’t have any clout or money. This all happened before he became a success in business.
Rey: So, look, changing a name is only one facet of creating a new identity. To do it completely, you need a birth certificate, a new social security number. It’s not easy. And it’s even harder to believe that someone like locke, who has been under public scrutiny for as long as he has, could keep something like that hidden.
Nick: Yet he still managed somehow to do it. Which means I have more questions now than I did before.
Gaines: You see, I’ve grown accustomed to the 300 grand a year you’ve been providing me. It buys me a lifestyle I enjoy.
Ashland: I’m sure it does.
Gaines: And in return, you have received my silence. But it looks like all that’s coming to an end. Truly sorry about that.
Gaines: You know, I would have thought a man like you would have had more time left on this earth, but fate has its own plan for the future. And so do I. I want what should have and would have been mine. But I’m not greedy. I’ll settle for 10 years of payments in one lump sum.
Ashland: $3 million?
Gaines: Good math. In cash, by the end of the day. And then I’ll be out of your life, and you can die knowing that your secret is safe.
Victoria: So, you think that I sounded over-the-top about marrying ashland? I’m sorry. I guess I let my enthusiasm get the best of me.
Phyllis: Yeah. Don’t apologize. I mean, hey, listen, I know how it feels to be happy with the person you’re with, like you finally got it right.
Victoria: Honestly, I thought you and nicholas would have imploded by now.
Phyllis: Well, you’re not the only one. That’s the general thought around town.
Victoria: Mm. So, what’s different this time? I mean, maybe you — you’ve really changed or maybe nick is just more of a saint than ever before.
Phyllis: Well, maybe it’s just a little bit of both. You know? Did you ever think you’d be with someone like ashland before this time in your life?
Victoria: No, no, I didn’T. I view the world and people and love in a very different way now.
Phyllis: Yeah. So do I. I view the world differently now, too.
[ Clears throat ] This is an adult conversation. I mean, we’ve evolved. It’s what they call growth, right?
Victoria: Yeah. Well, I hope that you’re not suggesting that we become friends.
Phyllis: Well, I don’t want to be your friend. I’m not suggesting that, you know? Maybe in like 50 years, but not now.
Victoria: Yeah, well, maybe if you keep being good to my brother, we’ll maybe make it 25.
Phyllis: Jack! Hey!
Jack: Hello, ladies. And how is the bride-to-be today?
Victoria: Very well. Thank you. However, I’m about to be late for my appointment. So, if you’ll excuse me…
Phyllis: Hey. What brings you by? You going to the spa, or do you have a business meeting?
Jack: No, actually, I came here to see you.
[ Lock whirs, disengages ]
Imani: I really need to talk to you.
Amanda: Why? What’s going on?
Imani: It’s about mom.
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Imani: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you. I thought I could keep it together, but I’m a mess.
[ Breathes deeply ] The three of us were having such a great trip, and then finding out about mom’s heart condition — it was so shocking.
Amanda: I completely understand. That’s why I actually reached out to nate. He assured me that naya’s condition is treatable and he put me in contact with some specialists and they should be able to help.
Imani: Wait. You did all that already?
Amanda: I hope that’s not a problem.
Imani: No. I’m grateful and relieved. Thank you. It’s just a new and kind of strange dynamic for me. Growing up an only child, i never had anyone I could lean on like this.
Imani: Other than my grandfather — well, our grandfather — and my parents.
Amanda: I know what you mean.
Imani: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be so insensitive.
Amanda: No, no, you — you weren’T.
[ Chuckles ] I think that this is gonna take a little getting used to for both of us. But I want you to know that I’m really happy that I have a sister to turn to.
Imani: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Me too.
Jack: I was on my way home, and I thought I’d stop by and see if maybe you and nick would like to fly to milan with me on the jabot jet. I’ll be traveling with less of a crowd than the newmans.
Phyllis: Wait a second. Are you offering an alternative to flying with victor newman?
Jack: [ Laughs ]
Phyllis: Yes. Yes. I’m just gonna run it by nick, but yes.
Jack: Yeah, of course.
Phyllis: Hey, I bet you’re as excited to see kyle as I am to see summer.
Jack: It does my heart good, after everything our kids have been through, to see them get the happiness that they deserve. I look at them, I still see the children they once were, as well as the amazing adults they are now, so in love and building a life together.
Phyllis: Yeah. You want that for yourself, too, don’t you?
Jack: Kyle’s happiness is enough for me.
Phyllis: Hey! Don’t dismiss what I said.
[ Sighs ] Listen, I’ve been thinking a lot about what you said the other night.
Gaines: Given what’s at stake, I think it’s a small price to pay.
Ashland: Gaines, I can’t snap my fingers and come up with that kind of cash by tonight. I’m in the middle of a massive corporate merger, so the entire locke enterprise is under a microscope. And on top of that, I’m getting married in a few weeks. So, when I return from italy, I will square all of my accounts with you.
Gaines: I’m afraid that’s not acceptable. We need to settle this before you leave the country because once you’re gone, you might be gone forever.
Ashland: I’m marrying the woman I love, not planning an escape.
Gaines: Look, I don’t want to be unreasonable. Business day’s about to come to a close. I’m willing to wait…until tomorrow.
Ashland: [ Sighs ] Y-you really think that’s feasible?
Gaines: For a man like you, I do. You’ve proven time and again that when you want something, you make it happen, even the seemingly impossible.
Ashland: [ Chuckles ] I’ll take care of it. And then that’s the end… of you and me. You will never contact me again. Coming back for more will the biggest mistake of your life. I’ll repeat. Never contact me again.
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Imani: I have a proposition.
Imani: How about we have a little sister time right now? We can order room service, watch a movie. There’s this new french film i want to stream.
Amanda: Oh, I know the film you’re talking about. I heard that it is absolutely amazing.
Imani: Mm-hmm. And since we both speak the language, we can make it interesting. We can turn off the subtitles, see whose french is better.
Amanda: Oh, okay! Challenge accepted.
[ Laughs ] I, uh — I just got to make a really quick phone call first, okay?
Devon: Hey. You on your way back?
Amanda: Um, not yet. Imani is actually here, and we were hoping that we could hang out a little longer.
Devon: Oh, yeah. No, that’s no problem. Take your time. Me and the penthouse ain’t going nowhere.
Amanda: Okay. Thank you. Um, I will see you at home later. That sounded so weird.
[ Chuckles ]
Devon: [ Chuckles ] No. It sounds right.
Amanda: It did. Bye.
Imani: Um, I wasn’t eavesdropping, but, um — okay. Yeah. I was. I couldn’t help it. Did I hear you right? Are you and devoN…
Amanda: Moving in together? Yes.
Imani: [ Laughs ] Congrats. I’m so happy for you.
Amanda: Thank you.
Imani: Wow. I don’t know if you’re sweet or crazy to be hanging out here when you can be settling in and getting cozy with him.
Amanda: Well, he knows how important you are to me. And he will be there when I walk through the door.
[ Sighing ] Oh, god, it feels so good. I mean, should I be worried to be this happy?
Imani: Hell no. You deserve it.
[ Sighs ] I admit, I am a little jealous you found someone as spectacular as devon. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime catch.
Amanda: Yeah. He is. I’m a lucky woman.
[ Soft guitar music playing ]
[ Music continues ]
Tessa: Oh, I’m sorry. I thought I was playing softly.
Mariah: It’s the best sound in the world to wake up to.
Tessa: Well, you seem more at peace. Maybe some rest did you good.
Mariah: It’s more than that. Waking up knowing that we have a plan and we know what direction we’re going in, it just — it’s a huge weight off of my heart, even for a little bit. Oh. You’re not on board with having our baby, are you?
Jack: Hey, I thought we put all that to bed. I didn’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable or —
Phyllis: No, just — hey, let me finish. Just let me get this out. Um, you can’t stop me anyway. You know that. [ Chuckles ]
Jack: Go ahead.
Phyllis: I love you, too. That’s never gonna change.
Jack: Well, thank you. It’s — it’s not the same thing, but I appreciate the sentiment.
Phyllis: It is the same thing. I really love you. You’ll always be in my heart… permanently in my heart. So just keep that knowledge with you, okay?
Victoria: I’m sending you the figures now, so just give me a call back after you’ve looked at them. Thanks.
[ Phone hangs up ] Hi there.
Ashland: You look busy.
Victoria: Yes, well, I had a lovely respite at the spa, but I’m paying for it now. I don’t think I’m gonna be able to leave for dinner.
Ashland: Oh, no worries. I understand.
Victoria: What about you? Did you take care of everything you needed to?
Ashland: Uh…yeah, I did.
Victoria: Are you okay? You seem a little tense.
Ashland: That’s just the treatments mixed with all the other things I have on my mind, I guess.
Victoria: What things? I mean, if you’re talking about our company, I mean, everything’s fine on that front.
Ashland: No, no, I just want our big day in tuscany to go as smoothly as possible and be an amazing occasion for you.
Victoria: I want that, too. But you do know that the wedding is just one day. The marriage is what really matters, the time that we spend together, who we are to each other.
Ashland: Even with all that I’ve told you about my past, you still have your doubts about me. What makes new salonpas arthritis gel
Tessa: I have no problem with the idea of starting a family. Why would I? I love you. But this is all really sudden.
Mariah: But it’s not for me.
Tessa: What you went through as a surrogate would be very different than what it would be for us. And it’s too important to rush. It would be a mistake to do it for the wrong reasons.
Mariah: But I don’t know what you’re talking about. Wrong reasons? I mean, we’re two people who love each other.
Tessa: I’m just trying to think of what’s best for you.
Mariah: I understand, tessa. I do. But I really need this.
Victoria: I don’t doubt your love for me. And I really — I want to marry you as much as I did the day you proposed to me.
Ashland: But I just saw that look in your eyes. Now, please listen to me. I — [ Sighs ] I want to spend the rest of my life with you. But whoever I was, I’m still the man that fell head over heels for you.
Victoria: I know that.
Ashland: I never told anybody about my past, but I opened up about things I never talk about with you, your family, even billy, all to avoid that look I just saw in your eyes.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] It meant so much that you did that, but I’m — I’m still just trying to take it all in.
Ashland: What can I do to reassure you, angel?
Victoria: I just need to know that there aren’t gonna be any more surprises.
Ashland: I promise. You know every important thing there is to know about me.
Jack: Well, I, uh, better be going. Let me know what you and nick decide about the plane ride.
Phyllis: Okay. Hey!
Nick: What plane ride?
Jack: I thought you and phyllis might like to go to milan on the jabot jet with me.
Phyllis: Yes. And my answer was, hell yes, given the alternative is spending 10 hours sitting next to your father. But, hey, it’s your call.
Nick: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Cool. I’m in.
Jack: Great. Glad to hear it. I’ll be in touch with details.
Phyllis: So, you missed your sister earlier. She came for a spa appointment. We had a pleasant conversation.
Nick: Yeah, I’ve been thinking a lot about victoria’s marriage to ashland.
Phyllis: Yeah. I know you’re bothered by what ashland revealed to the family. I mean, we haven’t had a chance to talk about it, but I know it bothers you, given how you felt before.
Nick: Well, it’s like every time I feel like I’m ready to let it go, another bombshell drops. I mean, you know, one, ashland’s dying, which is terrible. But then we find out that ashland and victoria merged their companies. And then we find out that ashland isn’t who he says he is? It’s unsettling. And I’m sure it is for victoria, too, not that she’ll ever admit it. You know, I’ve been really thinking about digging into ashland’s past. But I’m conflicted. But I want answers. But I also know that if I go down this road, there’s no going back, particularly where victoria is concerned. And if she finds out that I did that, she’s gonna be furious, and she may never talk to me again.
Phyllis: You know, earlier i said don’t meddle, don’t get in the way of true love, but… if your instinct is telling you that ashland is hiding something, I mean… you’re a protective, loving brother. That’s a beautiful thing. So, there are two ways to go about this. Either you save your sister from potential disaster… or you just be nice and polite and do nothing. I know what I would do.