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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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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.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

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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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?

Next week on “The Young and The Restless”…

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?

[ Chuckles ] And I meant it. I find that I enjoy her company more than ever. If more people were open-minded enough to really listen to her, perhaps they’d feel the same way. If you have copd,

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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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 ]

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[ Sighs ]

Adam: [ Sighs ]

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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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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.

[ Laughs ]

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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Traci: Oh. Hey.

Ashley: Hi.

Traci: Hi. I’m so excited that we could get together.

Ashley: I know! I thought a little girl time was in order with our grand-niece.

Traci: It’s a wonderful idea. And I’m very excited that allie has decided to stay in town a little longer and maybe, who knows, she’ll decide to make this her permanent home.

Ashley: I hope so. She’s been through so much since keemo died. I mean, her whole world has been turned upside down.

Traci: Yeah, and we both know what it’s like to be estranged from your mother at an early age.

Ashley: We certainly do. I think it’s so tragic that keemo wasn’t able to reconcile with jack before he died. I would’ve loved it so much if allie’s first time in genoa city was with her father by her side.

Traci: Yeah. And I know it’s not the same thing at all, but the situation has made me remember what it was like when I was in boarding school after dina abandoned us, and I was so worried about coming home and how I was gonna fit. I mean, I was excited to come home, but I was nervous, and I’m so lucky to have had daddy there to make me feel safe. I’m just not the perfect little girl for the president of jabot cosmetics to be proud to show off.

John: Now, you listen to me. You are a very special, lovely girl. And I am very proud to introduce you to anyone at anytime.

Traci: [ Exhales sharply ] Well, I’ll tell you one thing, I’m very proud to be your daughter.

John: Oh, baby.

Traci: I miss him. I think of him every single day.

Ashley: I do, too. We were so lucky to have him for as long as we did. Daddy was always there for us, every single milestone moment, rooting us on. Always encouraging us to embrace the future.

John: You’re graduating with honors, and not a word to your father. Why?

Ashley: I wanted you to come to my graduation for me, not my grades.

John: Well, ashley, I am — I’m very proud of you.

Ashley: Didn’t think the kid had it in her, huh?

John: No, you’re wrong. I have never underestimated my oldest daughter.

Ashley: Wise man.

John: Listen, you. I think you can do anything you want to. And you don’t have to prove a thing to me, ashley.

Ashley: That’s where you’re wrong. I’ve got a lot to prove. I know that I had a couple issues concerning allie in the very beginning, but I don’t anymore, and I think it’s super important that we honor jack and especially our father by making sure that allie feels she’s been a part of this family from the very beginning.

Ashley: Wow!

Abby: I did something a little extra for today for the three of you.

Traci: It’s so pretty.

Abby: Aww, well, you are so welcome, and I spoke to the chef. We created a special menu for the occasion.

Ashley: This was so thoughtful of you. Allie’s gonna love it.

Abby: Oh, good.

Allie: Hi, you guys.

Abby: Hi!

Allie: Oh, my gosh, this is beautiful, abby.

Abby: Aww, well, this was really fun to put together. If you need anything, anything at all, please let me know. I will be back to check on you. Mwah. I love you.

Allie: Hi.

Traci: Hey.

Allie: Let me just say, it is so kind of you guys to do this, arrange this whole thing.

Traci: It’s our pleasure. We have loved getting to know you and spending the time we’ve spent so far.

Ashley: But we know we’ve been bombarding you with a lot of questions about you and your life and everything.

Traci: So we decided you needed a little time to find out about our lives, if you’re curious.

Allie: Oh, I am, for sure. You know, it’s really nice that you guys finish each other’s sentences.

Ashley: Do we do that?

Traci: I —

Ashley: We can’t help it. We’ve known each other for a long time.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Allie: It’s obvious you guys are super close.

Traci: We’ve had our moments.

Ashley: Just a few, yeah.

Traci: But we are sisters and friends forever.

Ashley: That’s right. And you are incredibly polite, which is such a nice quality. But there’s no such thing as overstepping when it comes to family. So, please, ask anything you want. Our lives are open books. After years on the battlefield and multiple concussions,

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Traci: Thank you. No, no, literally, our life is

in a book.

Ashley: Because traci wrote a book about the abbott family history.; Got to make sure we get her a copy.

Traci: We will, we will. But I thought it was a good idea if you heard some of the stories in person first because the written abbott family history is a lot to take in.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] Well, I am not sure where to start.

Ashley: OkaY. Well, you took a tour of the jabot lab, right? You enjoyed that. So anything else you want to know?

Allie: I loved that. I loved going to jabot and seeing the inner workings of the company. It was awesome, and I usually have a million questions, but they seem to be escaping me right now. Jabot is huge. It’s a behemoth in the industry — and for me to be personally connected to it? And then, of course, observing how the fragrances and cosmetics are made? I loved it. It’s absolutely fascinating.

Traci: Now you’re starting to sound a little bit like ashley.

[ Laughter ] Who’s always in her happy place there.

Ashley: It’s so true. I always knew what I wanted to do, ever since I was a little girl. And thankfully I had a father who supported me every step of the way.

Allie: Yeah, my dad was like that, too. He always told me how proud he was, always encouraged me to pursue my own interests, but when I told him that I was interested in getting a degree in chemical engineering — whew — he was so excited that i was following in his footsteps, just like you did with your dad. But what was most important to my father — as it seems like with yours, ashley — was that i was always pursuing my own passion.

Ashley: Yes, that’s all our father wanted for any of us.

Allie: And, traci, for you, i think it’s amazing that you were able to venture out beyond the family business and really forge your own path. I mean, did you — did you always know that you wanted to be a writer?

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Oh, no, no, no, I had no idea what i wanted to do with my life.

Ashley: Aww. That’s the burden of being born with too many gifts, see?

Traci: Oh, what a lovely way of looking at things. No, I did know that I wanted to do something creative.

Ashley: Oh, be quiet. She could have been a very successful singer.

Allie: Wait, you sing?

Ashley: Yes.

Traci: In the shower. No, every now and then with the family.

Ashley: Okay, listeN. I remember back in the day there was this very famous singer — danny romalotti.

Traci: Yeah. And we became close. In many ways, he actually saved me. At first, I was his fan club president, and then he found out I could sing, so he asked me to sing in concerts with him, and he was such a sweetheart and very cute. He still is.

[ Laughs ] Danny? Wh-why are you staring at me like that?

Danny: Oh, I’m sorry, I was, uh…I was just thinking how lucky I am that we met and had a chance to become such good friends.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Well, I think about that every day, danny. Every day of my life. So, as exciting as my time was as a singer, I eventually found out my real passion was for writing. And it has been so meaningful to be able to experience success doing something I love.

[ Gasps ] Oh. I don’t believe it. I don’t believe it.

Tim: [ Laughs ]

Traci: It’s the book — my first copy.

Tim: Actually, it’s an advance copy. I asked the publisher to send it to me so I could give it to you in person. What do you think? Is it what you expected, trace?

Allie: Wow, you both accomplished so much. And you both seem so confident.

[ Sighs ] It makes me feel like you guys were always this way. Were you like this when you were my age?

Traci: [ Laughs ] No.

Ashley: No.

[ Both laugh ] We were nowhere near the people we are now.

Traci: Yeah. These young adult years, they’re so exhilarating and, you know, you’re finding yourself. You’re — you’re finding out what you want as you make your way. But they can also be some of the most challenging years of your life. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Traci: Actually, ashley was a lot more poised and self-confident than I was when we were younger. I was riddled with insecurities. I — I struggled with my weight, and at one point, I became addicted to diet pills. It nearly cost me my life.

[ Chuckles ] But it’s all because I was desperate to look different, to be anybody but myself, and it was a pivotal time for me. I learned that I had to love myself.

Ashley: And we just couldn’t believe that she didn’t because we loved her so much for the extraordinary person that she was. It’s very difficult to watch her suffer that way.

Allie: I’m so sorry that you went through that, traci. But I feel like you must have had a ton of people who loved you and rallied around you. I feel like everyone who meets you loves you.

Traci: [ Laughs ] Well, I don’t know about that. Certainly not lauren fenmore. She [Chuckles] Was the worst.

Allie: Wait, wait, wait. Lauren fenmore? Like fenmore’s department stores?

Traci: That’s the one. That lauren, she could turn on the charm like nobody’s business, but I don’t know, there was something about me — I don’t know, she just didn’t like me, and there were times when I found ways to fight back. Wait, excuse me, miss. I didn’t order this.

Oh, I know, hon. Your girlfriend over there ordered it for you.

Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear

Traci: Excuse me.

Ghosts appear and fade away

Lauren: Hey, traci, that’s some dessert you got there. Need any help eating it?

Traci: No, thanks, lauren. This one’s on you.

Lauren: [ Gasps ]

[ Laughter ]

Oh, my god!

[ Laughter ]

Traci: I suppose we shouldn’t laugh.

[ Laughter ]

Ashley: Of course we should.

Traci: Lauren was a thorn in my side for years.

[ Sighs ] But you just find ways to deal with it. And you know what? Shockingly, decades later, she and I became good friends. This might be the most pleasant conversation you and I have ever had.

Lauren: I deserve that.

Traci: Oh, no, I did not mean that you —

Lauren: No, no, traci. Look, you’ve never done or said anything wrong in your entire life. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing. But when I saw you here, i didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to tell you how truly sorry I am. You know, I’d like to think that I’m a better person now.

[ Chuckles ] But until I looked you in the eye and really apologized, i knew that wasn’t gonna be true.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Just goes to show you, you just never know how things are gonna turn out with a person, if you can give them enough time.

Allie: Yeah. Yeah, I’m beginning to learn that. Ashley, what about you? Anyone like that in your past? A nemesis?

Ashley: Oh, good question. I think the only opponents were maybe because I thought they spelled trouble for the people that I really cared about. As far as romantic rivals, well, nikki newman and I have certainly had our fair share of issues over the years.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Allie: Nikki newman?

Traci: Nikki, that’s your friend noah’s grandmother. And I would say you had issues for decades.

[ Chuckles ] It went both ways, though. Nikki felt that ashley was a threat to her family and to her happiness.

Ashley: Why are you here? We both know it’s not for professional reasons.

Nikki: Oh, ashley, you don’t fool me. You know exactly why I’m here, and I know exactly what you’re up to, too. You try to play this little innocent routine. You are not innocent at all. And I just came here to tell you that it’s not going to work. Because I know what you want, and you aren’t going to have him. You are not going to get my husband.

Ashley: Oh. I mean, it’s not like I set out to make nikki my enemy.

[ Chuckles ] It’s just that victor and I had a very strong connection from the first time we met, and, um…I’m gonna spare you the details on that, but I’ll just say that our early relationship came at a very painful cost.

Victor: How can you talk to me about being fair right now?

Ashley: You’re living in some fantasy world with you, me, and the baby in a perfect setting. Isolated from the real world. It would never be that way for us.

Victor: I thought you and i loved each other!

Ashley: God, victor. When this child was conceived, i loved you desperately. But things changed. Your whole life changed drastically, and so did mine.

Victor: Don’t you understand that I would have helped you?

Ashley: How? By betraying your commitment to nikki?

Victor: You didn’t even give me a chance to tell you.

Ashley: No, I didn’T. And you want to know why? God, I thought for days and days of an alternative. Something that would work for me and would work for you and would work for everybody else. But there is none! If you came to me now, it would throw your life into chaos, victor. And what about my life? What about my — my family? What about my career? That’s all I have left now. Somehow, victor and I made it through the dark days, and we ended up getting married.

Traci: [ Laughs ] More than once.

Ashley: Hey.

Allie: Wait, what?

Ashley: Come on.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Ashley: That’s what I call an epic romance, thank you. You’re always so full of surprises. Victor.

Victor: Do you like it?

Ashley: It is the most breathtaking and elegant watch I have ever seen. You should not have done this.

Victor: And why not?

Ashley: Because you just gave me that gorgeous diamond pendant.

Victor: There’s so much more that I want to give you. I want to make your life a fantasy.

Ashley: You already have. And victor and I still have a bond, albeit a much different one today.

Abby: And part of that bond is standing right here. I’m part abbott, part newman, and part carlton in my heart, too.

Allie: Wait, carlton?

Traci: Brad carlton. He’s no longer with us, but from the moment he came through the front door of the abbott house, he changed all of our lives forever. I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

Traci: Okay, maybe I’d better start at the beginning. So if you were to internet search brad, you would find that he had been a successful executive at both newman and at jabot, but he came from pretty modest roots. When our family first met him, he had been hired as our groundskeeper and our pool man.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Traci: And I couldn’t keep my eyes off him.

[ Laughs ] And he knew it!

[ Chuckles ] I need a little time to put this stuff into perspective, ’cause i don’t think anything else is gonna help.

Brad: Well, that may be true, but tonight, what you need is not to dwell on this.

Traci: Well, that’s a little bit easier said than done.

Brad: Of course it is, especially if you sit around a dark room, brooding. But you’re not gonna get a chance to do that.

Traci: I’m not?

Brad: Nope. I’m gonna take you out.

Traci: Well, thank you, brad, but I really don’t feel like going out.

Brad: I know you don’t feel like it, and that’s why we’re gonna go. There’s a great movie playing in town and I’ve been wanting to see it anyway. And it just so happens that it’s probably the best thing for you. Especially tonight.

Traci: Look, I appreciate what you’re trying to do, brad, but I really don’t feel like going to the movies.

Brad: Traci, I am not gonna leave this house without you. I will not take no for an answer.

Traci: Why are you doing this to yourself? I’m miserable. I am going to be miserable and I’m gonna ruin the movie for you.

Brad: Well, there’s something wrong with my hearing here. Must be some water in there or something. Gosh, I’m gonna change my shirt, and then we’re gonna go. Oh.

[ Chuckles ]

Traci: I’ll help you. Here.

Brad: Hey.

Traci: There. And here. Got it?

Brad: Thank you. Give it a chance, traci. If you’re not real careful, you just might enjoy yourself.

Ashley: He was quite a charmer.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] And I fell for him hard. I can’t believe that you are doing this.

Brad: Well, what kind of honeymoon would it be if i didn’t cryary bride across the threshold?

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Thank you. You’re incredible, you know that?

Brad: Yeah, well…

Traci: [ Laughs ] But as much as we loved each other — and we did — we just couldn’t seem to keep things together. We’re together and then apart and the back together, and then done. But there is one beautiful thing that came out of the love that brad and I shared — our daughter colleen.

Traci: Brad, she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

[ Inhales sharply ]

[ Chuckles ] Look, baby, it’s your daddy. He brought you into this world.

Brad: Well, actually, I think your mom and I kind of did this together.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Brad, I don’t know what i would’ve done without you.

Allie: Traci, I didn’t know you had a daughter.

Traci: She passed away when she was a young woman, about the age you are now.

Allie: Oh, my god, I am so sorry, traci.

Traci: Oh, she was smart and she was spirited and artistic and determined and self-confident. Oh, I wish you could’ve known her.

Allie: I wish I could have, too. How did you — sorry, never mind.

Traci: No, honey, it’s okay. How did I manage to get through? For a while, I wasn’t sure I was going to. I can tell you, losing colleen was the most difficult thing i have ever had to face.

[ Sighs ] But I had this one and this one and the rest of my amazing family to help me get back on my feet. Now, I bet you’re wondering

[Chuckles] How abby and ashley kind of factor into this story of brad.

[ Chuckles ] Well, as it turns out, both of the abbott sisters had a soft spot for him.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashley: W– just to keep things straight here…

[ Laughter ] …Traci and brad were over long before brad and I got together.

>>Raci: Yes, and I have no resentment for that anymore, as you know. And, um…you know, you cared about each other for a very long time, and he had deep feelings for you. It just was your momenT.

Ashley: Yeah. So I’ve been married several times.

Traci: Several times.

Ashley: Several times. More than you could count on one hand, allie. More than you can count on one hand. And there’s not enough hours in the day to talk about them.

[ Laughter ] So we’ll just talk about brad, okay? So here’s the short version. I decided I wanted to have a child and I was gonna raise that child on my own. But apparently, brad carlton had different ideas, and — what can I say? — He courted me, and, mm, we fell in love. And I ended up giving birth to this one on our wedding day.

[ Laughs ]

Abby: I know how to make an entrance.

Ashley: Yes, you do. Yes, you do. And looking into this girl’s face for the very first time was the most magical moment of my life. Even if that day didn’t go exactly as I thought it would.

[ Laughter ] Victor, would you please give her to me? Please? I’m moving on with my life. Would you please?

Victor: Why are you talking like this?

Ashley: Victor, give me my baby, please.

Victor: Baby’s perfectly fine. Don’t get upset.

Ashley: Give me my baby right now. Give her to me. And then that lovely man, brad, he adopted abby. We had a very sweet, wonderful family for quite a while.

Allie: So you are victor’s daughter, and that must mean…

Abby: Nobody knew that victor was my father for years, but, you know, the way I look at it is that I had two incredible dads growing up… and the most amazing mom and aunt that anyone could ever ask for. You know, these two women, they are amazing role models filled with so much wisdom and love to share. Go with simparica trio it’s triple protection made simple!

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Ashley: Hello, boys.

Billy: Hi.

Allie: Hi, guys.

Traci: Hey! We have all of the abbott siblings under one roof. I don’t think that that has happened since the day that allie arrived.

Jack: I was just telling billy you’d be home soon.

Billy: Yeah, I just wanted to come by, check up on everyone. Looks like you’re having a good, old time.

Ashley: Having a great time.

Jack: So how was the meal?

Traci: It was delicious, and the company was even better.

Ashley: What about the conversation?

Allie: Oh, it was quite interesting.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashley: Right. We’ve been dishing about the abbotts, and I think you’ve gotten a better window into our history. Right, allie? Although there’s only so much ground we can cover over one small meal.

Allie: You guys were both so kind and open, and I’ve loved hearing everything about your lives.

Billy: I’m sure you can tell now, my two sisters are very different women, but they have a few things in common — bright minds, big hearts, and phenomenal resilience. And whether you like it or not, they’re gonna tell you exactly what they think.

Jack: Oh, boy, are they.

Billy: In my case, “or not” has been quite prevalent at times.

[ Laughter ] But I will say that they have always wanted what was best for me. As they do for you.

Allie: I can feel that already.

Billy: Of course, if you want another version of the abbott family story, I will be more than happy to sit down with you and vent — I mean chat.

Allie: Oh. Well, I would actually love that. So maybe we do dinner sometime.

Billy: Absolutely, let’s do that.

Ashley: Um, um, excuse me.

[ Chuckles ] What are you gonna say? I’m a little afraid.

Billy: Oh, yeah, you want a preview? It would go something like this. Everybody in this room here has been through hell and back, and there’s been times where we have challenged each other and we’ve gone at it a little bit. But one thing has always been true — we’ve always had each other’s backs, no matter what. And that is never gonna change. Without my brother here or my sisters, I really don’t know where I would be.

Traci: Well, I have told allie already about my darkest hours and how grateful I am to have my family to have helped me find my way.

Ashley: And I, um… oh, boy, I have definitely felt lost several times over the years, and probably the most frightening was when I was literally fighting for my life because I am…

[ Exhales sharply ] I’m a breast cancer survivor. I fought very hard and i certainly gained strength from our father. Always daddy, right? And absolutely from the people in this room.

Jack: You mentioned stress a little earlier.

Ashley: My being sick, jack.

Jack: I’m sure that brings with it its own share of tensions.

Ashley: Yeah. Brad’s doing a great job, you know? He takes good care of me. He worries about me, and so he loses sleep. It’s not that. You take these marriage vows — “in sickness and in health” — but I don’t think any couple can really understand what that means unless they experience something like this themselves.

Jack: So lean on us. Let us help you.

Ashley: [ Clears throat ] Instead of victor?

Jack: Hey, those are your words, not mine. Hey, the way I see it, it could only add to the stress.

Ashley: It’s a whole constellation of things, jackie.

Jack: Be easy on yourself. You will get through this. And once you do, your life will be normal again, I promise.

Allie: Your stories, they have touched my heart. This family, my family, is something very special.

Jack: Well, I am glad to hear you talk about yourself as one of us.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Because you are. And any strength this family has started at the top with your great-grandfather, john abbott.

Allie: Right, from what I’ve heard, he was an exceptional man.

Jack: He was, indeed. We feel his presence in this house to this day. Especially at the breakfast table.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Something about that table had the power to bring these girls back, no matter how far away they lived. I would like to propose a toast. To dad — never far from our thoughts, never far from our hearts.

Traci: To dad. Hear, hear.

[ Chuckles ]

Jack: And to my two beautiful sisters. You have no idea how many times I’ve dreamed of just this — the three of us sitting at this table together.

Traci: Fighting over who’s gonna get the last cinnamon roll.

Ashley: Yeah.

Jack: We’ll share it three ways.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Ashley: Yep, the abbott family breakfasts — probably the most important tradition we have.

Traci: Definitely the most important.

[ Laughter ] And we are all so very happy to have a seat at that table for you.

[ Chuckles ] When tired, achy feet make your whole body want to stop,

Ashley: So, allie, are you still enjoying yourself or are you on abbott overload?

[ Laughter ]

Allie: I’m good, I’m good. But listen, I don’t want you guys to stay and feel like you have to entertain me or tell me more stories. It’s not like I’m going anywhere anytime soon.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Allie: Okay, wait, I take that back. Maybe I am actually going somewhere. Noah just asked me to hang out.

Ashley: Aww.

Allie: But I don’t want to be rude. You guys have been so awesome and open with me.

Traci: Please, go, go, go. You have to go.

Billy: Yeah, I’ll walk out with you because once they all start talking, you’ll never get another chance to escape.

[ Laughter ]

Allie: Alright. Well, thank you both for everything today.

Billy: Bye, love.

Ashley: Bye.

Traci: Bye.

Jack: Bye. Mm.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Thank you so much for including her. I think that meant the world to her.

Traci: Oh. The more I’m around allie, the more I like her.

Ashley: Me too. Jack, she’s such a lovely addition to this family.

Jack: I am glad to hear you say that because I think she could really use a professional mentor. In fact, I think she would benefit from having both of you in her life, especially since her mother practically cut ties with her.

Ashley: Yeah. Well, we know what that’s like, right? I will step up and do whatever i can for her.

Traci: And of course, you know I will.

Jack: So in these conversations about the abbotts, did you mention dina at all?

Ashley: Mnh-mnh.

Traci: No, you know, we decided not to go down that path. We didn’t want allie to feel like we were pressuring her to talk about her own mother. She’ll open up when she gets more comfortable with us.

Jack: Yeah, I think that’s the right call. Her last encounter with her mother was especially painful, and I don’t know when or if they’re gonna see each other again.

Traci: Wow. I know the first I saw dina years later, after she abandoned us, oh, it was really hard. Mother, back when I was growing up…

Dina: Yes.

Traci: …Even before you left…

[ Sighs ] …I always felt like I was in your way.

Dina: Traci —

Traci: I always felt like i was someone that you didn’t really want to have around, and I want to know, mother… did you ever really want me?

Dina: You want me to tell you the truth? Very well. I won’t deny I was quite surprised when I found myself pregnant for you. It certainly wasn’t something i had planned or anticipated. But when you did arrive, traci, I was very happy to have another little girl.

Traci: Then why, mother? Why didn’t you ever show me?

Dina: Traci. If I don’t see you again… I think you’re very beautiful.

Traci: Goodbye, mother. There was a lot of healing to do. Both for me and for ashley.

Ashley: Yeah, I had no idea what was in store for me when mother came back and…

[ Sighs ] …Told me that brent davis was my biological father. That was so painful. Right? I mean, I literally — I couldn’t remember who I was or where I came from. I think that it was just so difficult for me to accept the fact that I — I wasn’t john abbott’s daughter.

John: You have brought more joy to my life than any father could ever ask. Please, please, dig down deep, try — try to remember. God, does any of it — any of it sound familiar?

Ashley: No.

John: Ashley, I’m your daddy, your father, and I love you so. I just want to help you. I just — just want to bring you home…where you belong. We all do. Please, baby…

Ashley: [ Sobs ] I’m sorry. I’m really sorry.

Traci: Thank god you found your way back.

Ashley: Yeah. And thank god daddy never learned the truth.

Traci: Ashley, the truth is that you are his daughter. You always were and you always will be.

Ashley: Oh, boy. I — I honestly never thought i could ever forgive mother for all of her lies and all of her deceit, and I never thought I’d be able to move past that combative relationship I had with her. But, you know, the last few months that she was with us, she really showed me that she…she tried so hard to make up for those transgressions. When you were looking out for me back then, when you had daddy drop those documents that leave me the rights to the patents of all the formulas that I created.

Dina: I-I just don’t remember, dear.

Ashley: I know. It doesn’t matter because you did it. You made sure that my paternity couldn’t be used against me to cut me out of my share of daddy’s legacy. I mean, you — you put that in writing for me.

Dina: Oh, sweetheart, you’re — you’re crying.

Ashley: They’re happy tears.

Dina: Oh, I’m glad.

Ashley: You know, for so long, I doubted that you loved me, and I see that I was wrong. She did love me. I have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.

Ashley: You know, the only thing that I’m left with is I’m so grateful that we had that time with her before she passed. So many of those old wounds were healed, and, jack, don’t you feel like you were able to reconcile your past with her? And, traci, don’t you feel like she finally accepted you and appreciated you for who you are?

Traci: I’m just…grateful and I will cherish that I found what she wrote about all of us before she was too far into her illness.

Ashley: And with her last breaths, she was able to give us the one thing that we needed, the one thing that we wanted to hear more than anything else. That she loved us.

Traci: And I will carry that forever. Oh, why am I so tired?

Ashley: Because it’s exhausting being so emotional and sentimental.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Jack: We’ve been through a lot together. Good and bad. I probably don’t say this enough, but I am very proud to call you my sisters, very proud to be part of this family.

Traci: What has happened? It seems like yesterday we were kids. We were running around this house, and now there are grandchildren. Ahh! Grand-nieces and grand-nephews coming to us for advice and guidance — what?

Ashley: You know, when i think about the generation that comes after us and the one after that, I am so filled with hope. They’re gonna know all of our stories. All of the horrible mistakes that we’ve made. All of the triumphs that we’ve celebrated. All of the sorrow, all of the joy. And you know what? They’re gonna learn from it. I hope they’re gonna learn from it, and they’re gonna move forward, carrying the best qualities of everyone that’s come before us.

Traci: And they will understand how very lucky they are to be an abbott.

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Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: You look serious. Is everything okay?

Kyle: Most recent numbers for marchetti just came in.

Summer: Is it worse than we expected?

Kyle: Yeah. Last quarter was bleak. But I’m confident we can turn it around.

Summer: Good. I really want this to work out. Where do we start?

Kyle: Well, the biggest problem is with angelina’s coo, leonardo. She left all the business decisions up to him, and unfortunately, he made a lot of mistakes. So hopefully she is on board with replacing him once the sale goes through.

Summer: Actually, I just got off the phone with angelina. She just made a really big decision that opens up a whole new world of opportunities for us.

Diane: Thank you agreeing to get a cup of coffee with me before I head back to the athletic club.

Jack: We managed to get along at society. What’s a few more minutes?

Jill: Well, well, well. What have we here? I never in a million years would have expected to find the two of you together.

Jack: We had a few things to discuss. I take it this means that the launch party is over?

Diane: And I can assume the news of my resurrection preceded me, since you don’t look like you saw a ghost.

Jill: No, no, billy filled me in. Plus, I spotted you at the chancellor-winters event. I just didn’t want to interrupt nikki ’cause she was having such a good time giving you hell.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] And what, now it’s your turn? Go ahead, pile on. I’ve built up enough armor that I can handle whatever it is you want to dish out.

Jill: No, I’m not gonna rake you over the coals, because, actually, I am very impressed with how you managed to pull this off. Faking your own death so convincingly and then coming back here and facing the wrath of all these people who hate you?

[ Chuckles ] That takes more guts than actually dying.

Victor: From the look on your face, you were trying to reach victoria? Did you?

Nikki: She’s not picking up her cell. I just can’t believe she’s really gone.

Ashland: Welcome to our new home — at least for the time being.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Do you regret selling your penthouse?

Ashland: No, no, not at all. We’ll find something better. Maybe a townhouse this time.

Victoria: Hmm. Well, manhattan real estate can be a real battleground.

Ashland: Yes, it can, but we’ll conquer it together. With you by my side, we can do anything. I’m just so happy to be back here in this city with the woman I love, charting a whole new course for our lives, just you and me.

[ Chuckles ] Wow. It’s so rare to see you scared of anything. But this scares you, doesn’t it?

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Diane: You’re right. Coming back here did take guts. The people in this town can be brutal.

Jill: Well, not that you didn’t deserve it.

Diane: Don’t get me wrong, i have deep remorse about my actions, and I — I don’t take any pride in having deceived so many people, especially my son.

Jill: Hmm. Well, take this advice — take whatever kind words you can get from wherever you can get them, okay? Because for many years, I had so much dirt hurled at me. I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end, okay? And it’s very hard to get past that, although for some people, it seems remarkably easy.

Jack: Oh, I can assure you — and diane knows this — I am far from being past everything she’s done.

Jill: Okay, listen, I didn’t really bring this up too much with you earlier ’cause it wasn’t the time or the place, but I have to ask you — how close are you really to this resurrected diane jenkins?

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Jack is barely tolerating me these days. He agreed to meet up with me so we could discuss some of my insecurities and questions about our son.

Jill: Okay, but you have to admit that anyone would be surprised to walk in here and see you having coffee —

Jack: It’s a process, jill. Diane wants to be reconnected with kyle, and I have decided not to get in her way.

Diane: And I thoroughly appreciate that.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: What? What’s so funny?

Jill: Oh, I was just imagining our younger selves at this moment. I mean, we’re being so mature and so civilized, right? That wouldn’t have been the case. There would be drinks hurled. There would be accusations thrown.

Jack: Yeah, you’re probably right about that.

Jill: And you two, you were like fire and ice, right? But now, you’re turning the page, you’re entering a whole new chapter. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been through everything we’ve been through. I mean, it comes full circle, yes?

Jack: My, haven’t we become the philosopher?

Jill: Well, at this stage of my life, I mean, I just — it’s just foolish to hold grudges, isn’t it? To carry around hate, all that negativity. It can you eat you alive. We can’t change the past, so we might as well try to change ourselves, right?

Summer: Once the sale goes through, angelina wants to step down. The pressure has really been getting to her these past few years, and she’s afraid that she’s on the verge of burning out completely. She wants to take advantage of the sale and retire.

Kyle: What?

Summer: She’s ready to walk away.

Kyle: I — dad and I were wondering how our business styles would mesh, but now that she’s out of the picture, I —

Summer: The business is gonna be completely in jabot’s hands. We won’t have to run anything by angelina or worry about competing visions. She says that she trusts me implicitly not to tarnish the marchetti brand.

Kyle: Wow. That’s pretty high praise coming from someone so renowned in the fashion world.

Summer: Well, I’ve gotten to know her tastes, and I intend to make sure that the line continues to reflect her sensibilities.

Kyle: That’s what marchetti’s customers will want.

Summer: And this should help with our coo problem. We’ll be able to replace him without worrying about what angelina thinks.

Kyle: Hey, maybe you should take over.

Summer: I have no interest in the business side of the company. I’m perfectly happy being creative director. But it does mean that we’ll need to find a leader who has an excellent background in business and who can manage a large team.

Kyle: Yeah, and we need to start thinking about that person asap because once this sale goes through, we need someone who will hit the ground running. I know a couple of good executive search firms we can call.

Summer: No need to call anybody because I already know the perfect person to run marchetti.

Kyle: You do? Who?

Summer: My brilliant husband.

Sally: This is my first time in the inner sanctum. I have to say, I’m impressed. But you’re definitely gonna have to do some redecorating. Starting with that. Should we have a painting commissioned of you?

Adam: It’s not my style. Frankly, I think I would be a little uncomfortable staring at myself all day.

Sally: Why? Trust me, it is a nice view.

Adam: Hey, if I would like a face that I enjoy looking at, i would have to get a portrait of you.

Sally: Well, I am flattered, but you might confuse your visitors about who’s actually in charge.

Adam: Alright, well, how about a nice piece of modern art? You know, a little something abstract that doesn’t send any messages.

Sally: Well, I don’t care if it’s dogs playing poker as long as it is not your gloating sister.

Adam: Mm. Well, I think I could get behind something deliberately tacky for fun, but not that. Dumb animals playing poker — that would just remind me of billy.

Sally: Yeah, definitely don’t want to be thinking of him when you’re closing deals.

Adam: Although telling him about the promotion was a highlight of the launch. For once, the guy was speechless.

Sally: I wish I could’ve been there to see it. But I will be around for all of your triumphant moments from now on. So, mr. Ceo, what is your first move gonna be? Well done. And welcome to a whole new era of newman enterprises. (Becky) I started smoking when I was 16.

Victor: We always knew she was determined to leave with ashland locke.

Nikki: I know. It’s just that we left things on such a bad note.

Victor: Adam thinks that it’s a sign of weakness that she’s so easily succumb to ashland locke again.

Nikki: Well, this didn’t happen in a vacuum. I think we pushed her too much. I mean, with enough pressure, even the strongest person can break.

Victor: I disagree with that. We have always done what we thought was best for her.

Nikki: And I think that was the problem.

Victor: Why?

Nikki: She’s an adult. How much longer did we expect her to allow us to treat her like a child?

Victor: Forever, okay? She’s our daughter and always will be. We didn’t push her to do a damn thing. All we wanted is for her to accept the fact that ashland locke is a monster, and he will prove himself to be that again and again, over and over.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I understand how scary this is for you. I do.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Ashland: I mean, you have just taken A…a huge life-changing step away from your family, a family that you have been so close to on so many levels for your entire life.

Victoria: It’s not the first time that I’ve left them. I once moved to italy for a whole year. I didn’t speak to any of them.

Ashland: But this is different. You also walked away from the top job of one of the biggest conglomerates on the planet. Now, that took a lot of courage, but it had to be scary, too. I can still remember when i walked away from my family all those years ago. And how desperate I was to get away from my father, to escape him. But it wasn’t easy. I can still remember the terrible feeling I had in the pit of my stomacH.

Victoria: I have to admit, it is a bit unsettling.

Ashland: Victoria, it’s gonna take time for you to adjust to this new life. But think about this — what a life it’s going to be.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] We’re gonna take this city by storm.

[ Laughs ] We’re gonna go to big parties with fascinating people and go to museums and art galleries and the best restaurants in town, and we’re gonna have a beautiful new home with a view from the bedroom window — I don’t know — maybe overlooking the park or something, you know? Something that people would kill for. And, of course, a couple of extra bedrooms for the kids when they come to visit when school’s out. Maybe… maybe even harrison will be able to come and visit us someday. I don’t know.

Victoria: That sounds wonderful.

[ Both laugh ] I know — I know that the kids will love central park.

Ashland: They will. And think about this whole new business we’re gonna build — something new and innovative, something jaw-dropping. Something that will rival newman enterprises, believe me.

[ Chuckles ] We are going to be their worst nightmare.

Jack: Well, thank you for your pearls of wisdom, jill. I would love to stay and share stories of our spiritual growth, but it’s late and I have to get home.

Jill: Oh, no, diane, wait. Come on, it’s not that late and I’m not the least bit tired. So why don’t we stay and chat a little bit? I don’t get into town that often, and I would love to pick your brain a little bit.

Diane: About what?

Jill: I’ve always been fascinated by a really good back-from-the-dead story.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] You do realize I’m not a vampire or zombie, right? I didn’t actually die, so i don’t think there’s anything to talk about.

Jack: I was just about to offer diane a ride home to the gcac, where she is staying.

Jill: I get why you might have some trepidation, okay? But please remember that i didn’t make the list of suspects in your murder.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Why give your family just any eggs

Jill: I’m so glad you decided to stay.

Diane: Mm.

Jill: Thank you for keeping me company. Although, I have to admit, there are very few people in this town that would be willing to be seen with you in public besides me.

Diane: Uh, well, I appreciate your frankness, so I have a question for you.

Jill: Please.

Diane: I get the sense that this invitation is about more than tea and catching up. Am I right?

Jill: Oh, I’ve got to hand it to you. Death has not diminished your intuition.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Should I be afraid there’s some poison in my cup?

Jill: No, no poison in your cup. But…

Diane: Ah, how did I know there was a “but” coming?

Jill: Well, I told you i don’t hold any grudges against you. That’s probably not true for everyone, and although I don’t get back to genoa city that often, I am fiercely protective of my family and my friends.

Diane: If you’re implying I’m some sort of threat, they have nothing to fear from me.

Jill: Well, in the spirit of our continuing frankness, most people in this town considered you to be kind of a nuclear bomb waiting to go off. But in spite of that, you seem determined to stay. So, please, I have to ask you — what are you after?

Kyle: You want me to step down as co-ceo of jabot and come over to marchetti?

Summer: What I’m suggesting is that you step down and take over marchetti as sole ceo. You would be the one in charge. You wouldn’t be co-running it with anyone else like you do with jack now.

Kyle: Yeah, but I can’t just abandon my job.

Summer: You wouldn’t be abandoning anything. We’d all be working for the same company. Look, I know that this is a big ask, but this would be my dream come true. Just think — we’d be working together again like we did at jcv. We were a great team. We could duplicate that magic at marchetti.

Kyle: We were pretty magical, weren’t we?

Summer: Just imagine what we could do on a much larger scale. Marchetti is a huge get for jabot.

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: I’m flattered you’d even think of me for this, but i have to give it some thought. It’s a big decision, and I need to talk it over with my dad, of course.

Summer: Take all the time that you need.

Kyle: But don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of us working together again.

Summer: I realize that I’ve sprung this on you out of the blue, and there’s a lot to consider. Or you could pitch it to your dad right now.

Jack: What’s going on?

Sally: So, how does it feel to be back where you belong? Top dog at your family’s cherished company, the pinnacle of your success.

Adam: You know, it feels pretty damn good.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Hey, thank you for coming here with me at this late hour.

Sally: I completely get why you wanted to. You deserve a moment to soak it all in before you take over the reins tomorrow morning.

Adam: I just — I love how well you can read me.

Sally: Well, I think we’ve already established that our minds have melded.

Adam: Oh, then you should already know what I’m thinking — now that we’ve done a little redecorating, I think we need to celebrate.

Sally: That just proves how in sync we are because I am way ahead of you.

Adam: Wait. I already brought you champagne for your promotion as ceo of newman media.

Sally: Okay, well, what’s good for the goose is even better for the gander.

Adam: Fair enough.

Sally: The way I see it, you can never have too much of a good thing.

Adam: Not tonight we can’T. We deserve to revel in this because we have finally got everything that we wanted.

Victoria: So this is what you meant when you said dining in one of the world’s finest restaurants. Kind of expected something grander than takeout from your favorite hole in the wall. Although it does remind me of our first trip to new york together.

Ashland: Okay, well, this is one of the best restaurants in new york. It just so happens that their cuisine comes in a brown paper bag is all.

Victoria: I’m not gonna argue with that. This looks amazing.

Ashland: Well, it is. Listen, I do have some, uh… some ideas for our new venture. I don’t like wasting time. I know you don’t like wasting time either.

Victoria: True. True, but I — I have some very strong opinions of my own about what our next move should be.

Ashland: Oh. Excellent. Let’s hear them.

Victoria: Well, first and foremost, I don’t want the name newman anywhere near our new company. So what’s going on?

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Victor: I know you’re still worried about victoria’s decision to leave, but she will not stay under his spell for long, I promise you.

Nikki: That’s what we thought when she found out he was lying about his illness. She didn’t leave him then. And I’m afraid she never will.

Victor: Well, don’t you worry, okay? I don’t think this whole “I’m in love with him” delirium will last. She’ll realize that he’s a monster. He’ll prove it to her again and again, and then she’ll come back, maybe with regrets, but she’ll come back.

Nikki: I wish I had your confidence.

Victor: Why don’t you have confidence in our plan? When she realizes that I’ve put adam back in the position to run newman enterprises, trust me, it’ll light a fire under her and she will be back.

Nikki: Well, I did approve of the plan, but the more I think about it, the more I’m afraid she’s just going to look at it as some kind of manipulation, and that’s what drove her away in the first place.

Victor: But it will have its desired effect.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. I mean, ashland is still such a big part of her heart, and a feeling like that doesn’t go away overnight. It seems like he’s the only one that she trusts or confides in, and that is going to make it that much easier for him to strengthen their bond.

Ashland: Well, given everything you’ve just been through, I can certainly understand why you don’t want the newman name associated with our new venture. We’ll figure that out. What else you got?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I want for the company to be focused.

[ Clears throat ] And I would love to slap down adam and his newman media division, so I think that a media entity is definitely the way to go.

Ashland: I have a lot of connections in that area. We can start there. In fact, we might even be able to poach some of our former colleagues from what used to be newman/locke, and that would be an excellent way to stick it to both adam and victor.

Victoria: But I would like to do something, then, more than just a, you know, your standard media enterprise. I’d love to somehow be able to use my art background. You know, find a way to bring the fine arts into the digital age.

Ashland: Oh, I love the sound of that. It’s innovative, it’s fresh.

Victoria: My father, he will probably hate the idea, but I’m telling you right now, it is a load off my shoulders to say with 100% certainty that I do not give a damn what he thinks.

Ashland: I love hearing you say that.

Victoria: I know that I’ve said it before, but I mean it now more than I ever have. I’m finally outside of his shadow, and I am free to make my mark on the world. And believe me, it will be indelible.

Jack: If angelina marchetti retires, that would open all kinds of new doors for us.

Kyle: It would open a slot at the top of marchetti. A slot I’m thinking of taking.

Jack: Wait, really?

Kyle: It could be a real opportunity for me. I would have complete autonomy and a chance to make a mark solely on my own. I — I know you’d be proud to see me do that.

Jack: Of course I would. I just had no idea you would consider leaving your seat as co-ceo.

Kyle: I hope you don’t take this the wrong way. You know how much working together means to me.

Jack: It means the world to me, as well. Look, I could not be prouder that you are in such demand, and angelina deciding to step out of the picture provides a perfect opportunity for you to fly solo, a move I am absolutely convinced you are ready to make, but on the most selfish level, I don’t want to lose you at jabot.

Summer: Well, you wouldn’t really be losing him. He’d just be running a different division under the corporate umbrella.

Kyle: Yeah, well, I haven’t made up my mind. It’s just something I’m considering. Fortunately, I don’t have to make a decision tonight.

Jack: Yeah, I always say big decisions like this, it’s a good idea to sleep on them.

Kyle: Mm, speaking of big decisions, how did the chancellor-winters event go tonight? It must’ve gone pretty late if you’re just getting home now.

Jack: It was a spectacular launch, and they are going to give the competition a real run for their money. I’m telling you, this company is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Summer: Sounds like quite the launch.

Jack: I wasn’t just at the party. I actually had a very pleasant dinner with diane.

Summer: That’s unexpected.

Kyle: I’m — I’m just glad my parents can spend time with each other and it not turn into a fight.

Summer: I bet you’d have rather gone out with my mom.

Jack: Phyllis has always been a great dinner companion.

Summer: That’s not quite a yes.

Jack: Well, phyllis is out of town, so it’s not an option, right?

Summer: What aren’t you saying? Just tell me — what happened between you my mom and diane and between you and my mom?

Diane: I am only after one thing. I am staying in genoa city to be close to my son, period. And I am putting up with all the threats and harassment from my many enemies in town for the privilege.

Jill: Come on, diane. You’re always playing an angle.

Diane: No, that was the old me. The person I am now would do anything to make up for the lost time I have with kyle. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m willing to sacrifice whatever it takes. You know, surely you must understand. Didn’t you have similar issues with your own son — lost years when billy was growing up?

Jill: No, no, no, that was a totally different situation. My son did not grow up thinking I was dead.

Diane: There it is again.

Jill: Look, I understand that you love kyle. You love your son. But it still seems like there’s something else. It seems like there’s something else you want going forward.

Diane: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Jill: Well, correct me if I’mwrong, but I thought I detected a twinkle in your eye every damn time you looked at jack. (Vo) it’s yoooopllllaaaitiimmeee!!!

Diane: I mean, why would i want to complicate things by dredging up some romantic history with jack?

Jill: Ah, but, see, it didn’t look like history, the way you were hanging on his every word earlier.

Diane: Well, I —

[ Sighs ] Okay, I won’t deny a certain connection with jack. We do go way back, and we share a son, no matter how we feel about one another. But I’m sure you also noticed how jack is treading very carefully around me.

Jill: Yeah, but we’re not talking about jack’s inclinations. We’re talking about yours. Do you know he is probably the most eligible bachelor in the whole northern hemisphere? The man is charming and debonair, handsome, suave, rich, powerful. I mean, look, he checks off all the boxes.

Diane: Wow. All this intense interrogation. I wonder where it’s coming from, jill. Maybe you’re the one with your eye on jack.

Jack: All I’m gonna say is phyllis and diane are never gonna make peace. And that’s just the way it is.

Summer: But I know that something happened between you and my mom.

Jack: Summer, I know you mean well. If you have any further questions, run them by your mom. You know what? It’s late. I’m gonna turn in. I’ll see you in the morning.

Summer: Okay, it’s not just me, is it? You feel it too, right? What the heck is going on with our parents?

Kyle: It’s pretty obvious something happened between them, and it has to do with my mom, but if dad doesn’t want to talk about it, that’s his prerogative. And clearly phyllis doesn’t want to share either.

Summer: Okay, I get that our parents aren’t obligated to tell us every detail of their lives, but clearly something is wrong, and this tension is affecting the entire family. Look, I want to celebrate all of the good things that are happening to us, but then there’s still this dark cloud hovering over our heads.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Please, just promise me you won’t blow this out of proportion.

Summer: We can’t just ignore our mothers’ dangerous histories. They are capable of broken bones, black mail, burning down pool houses.

Kyle: I’d like to think they’re way past that kind of behavior.

Summer: Sure, they’ve mellowed out for now, but i still can’t help but worry because anything is possible when those two get riled up.

Sally: So is there anything else I missed at the party?

Adam: Oh, there were some speeches filled with all the typical buzzwords and reporters asking the usual questions.

Sally: Yawn. To hell with the chancellor-winters launch. You becoming ceo is the blast-off that really matters.

Adam: You know what? That sounds like the perfect toast, but look, I’m out of champagne.

Sally: Wait. I have a better way to celebrate. We christened the newman media office. So we should christen this one, too. Well, that’s a fun perk.

[ Chuckles ]

Adam: I love you.

Sally: I love you.

Victor: We have a very willful daughter, and we both know where she’s got that from, right?

Nikki: Yes, we do.

Victor: Yes, and along with that goes stubbornness. That makes me afraid that she will have to crash and burn before she comes to her senses and realizes she made a colossal mistake.

Nikki: What if she doesn’t crash and burn? I mean, we can’t underestimate her.

Victor: Trust me, ashland locke will revert back to form. He’ll screw up again. Leopard doesn’t change his spots.

Nikki: Yeah, but we can’t count her out. She could be successful without him. I mean, with her talent and drive, she can do anything she wants. And then, if he betrays her again, she could kick him to the curb and still find great success and happiness without ashland and without her family. You love rich, delicious ice cream.

Kyle: Our mothers are a combustible combination. We should stay vigilant, but what else can we do? With our moms in different states, we should take advantage of the opportunity to relax.

Summer: My mom is going to come home eventually, and she is not going to be a happy camper if she finds jack taking diane out to late-night dinners.

Kyle: Okay, what do you want me to do? You want me to discourage my dad from being nice to my mom?

Summer: Of course not. You can’t do that.

Kyle: Well, hey, I know it’s not ideal that our mothers can’t stand each other, but we don’t get a vote in their lives or futures any more than they get a vote in ours. I think we sit back and let it all play out.

Summer: Okay. I guess you’re right.

Kyle: Meanwhile, I have a big decision to make. So how about we focus on our futures? ‘Cause from where I’m standing, it’s looking pretty phenomenal.

Diane: You have your own romantic history with jack. Someone hearing you sing his praises and question my intentions could easily assume that you have your heart set on a reconciliation yourself.

Jill: Now, see, there is a brilliant deflective technique. But you and I both know that i am not after jack. You, on the other hand, have many, many motives to want him back.

Diane: What motives? Could you please explain yourself?

Jill: Okay. Imagine yourself on jack’s arm. That would go a very long way to convince people in this town that you are worthy of forgiveness. If jack abbott, who has every reason to hate your guts, would pardon you for all of your sins, well, you’d be sitting pretty, wouldn’t you? From my perspective, that would be a masterful move. And you are the master of masterful moves.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] I don’t play those games anymore.

Jill: Hang on, hang on. As one former conniver to another, if jack were to say to you, “let’s give it another try,” would you say no?

Diane: Okay, if someday, somehow, something like that would happen [Sighs] I’d be a fool to turn him down.

Ashland: I think we deserve a toast, huh? I mean, look at us. We survived.

[ Laughs ] We’re still together against all odds, and here we are in this beautiful city, making a whole new plan to take the world by storm. I — everything just seems new somehow, and without your family and my past actions weighing us down, we’re finally — we’re finally free. Okay.

[ Clears throat ]

Victor: Do you really think i would ever allow our daughter to slip away?

Nikki: You have another plan in mind, don’t you? Something besides making adam ceo.

Adam: To newman enterprises.

Sally: To us. And our amazing new future.

Victor: I am simply waiting for ashland and victoria to make their next move. And when that happens, I will have more cards to play against ashland locke. Cards that will destroy that son of a bitch once and for all. Cheers.

Nikki: Cheers.

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Devon: [ Exhales sharply ]

Lily: This party is a hit. I can feel the excitement in the air.

Devon: Oh, so can I. So can I. All that’s left is to deliver the goods and make this launch official.

Lily: Yeah.

Devon: You ready for this?

Lily: I think is the world ready for chancellor-winters?

Devon: I think so.

Lily: Oh, I know so.

[ Chuckles ] Well, let’s do this.

Devon: Let’s do it.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Jill: Oh! Call me a romantic fool, but you know what I love? I love it when two corporations are able to come together and create an even bigger and more powerful one.

Jack: That’s what counts for romance these days, huh?

Jill: Well, just imagine it, jack. If all business sales were done this way, I mean, with respect, mutual admiration, equality, total transparency —

Jack: I couldn’t think of anything more boring.

Jill: I know. We would not like that.

Jack: We liked the fight.

Jill: We liked to knock our foes to the ground.

Jack: We had fun, too, didn’t we?

Jill: Yep, we did. You know, it’s okay for lily and devon because they’re really much nicer people than we are.

Jack: You’ll get no argument from me on that.

Jill: Okay, now, I’m gonna ask you a personal question.

Jack: Well, thank you for warning me.

Jill: Oh, you’re welcome. So, I have heard that a miracle has occurred in my absence and diane jenkins has risen from the grave.

Jack: I guess you heard that from one of my siblings.

Jill: Honey, you can’t keep news like that a secret. Besides, I saw her here. And nikki was obviously horrified that she was here, but here’s my question to you. Why weren’t you? I mean, you were really civil to each other, and I’m sure you and kyle must be going through —

Jack: This is neither the time nor the place for that particular discussion.

Jill: Okay, okay, I agree. But please, before we table the topic, may I say something? I understand that this craziness with diane has allowed to find a granddaughter that you never you had. Oh, my god, and while I know that it can’t make up for the loss of your son, darlin’ — and my heart is with you on that — what a gift to have found this girl.

Jack: Her name is allie. And getting to know her has been an absolute godsend.

Jill: Oh. Oh.

Amanda: Hi.

Jill: Hi.

Amanda: Oh, I’m so sorry. Am I interrupting?

Jill: No, not at all. No, we were just finishing up here. I will leave you to it.

Jack: Yeah. I haven’t had a chance to congratulate you on your part in this massive endeavor.

Amanda: Oh, thank you. Thank you. There were a lot of very complicated legal matters involved in this merger.

Jack: Which makes your already-full plate that much fuller.

Amanda: Oh, yes, but I do love a challenge, so…

Jack: Well, at least devon is involved.

Amanda: Yeah. It does make a difference having the right person in your corner.

Jack: We should all be so lucky.

Amanda: You know, discretion is very important as a lawyer, but right now I’d like to talk to you as a friend of a friend.

Jack: Okay.

Amanda: And this friend of mine, she may or may not have told me that she had a falling out with you recently.

Jack: And this friend of yours, does she happen to have red hair?

Amanda: And a soft spot for you. I hope you’re okay. I want you to know I am not taking sides. I’m not making excuses, but it sounds like she made a mistake. And I know that she is very, very sorry about what happened.

Jack: Yeah, so am I.

Abby: Excuse me, everyone. The main event is about to begin. I’m sure that everyone is very excited to hear what the senior executives of chancellor-winters have to say, so, please, let’s all head to the ballroom.

Nate: [ Clears throat ] It will be a great presentation. Definitely worth your while.

Imani: I’m sure it will be. Good luck — not that you need it, okay?

Victor: Where the hell is he?

Nikki: Don’t worry. Adam will be here. Your text said it was important, so he’s curious as to why. I’m sure he has his eye on the ceo position now that victoria has left.

Victor: Right.

Sally: Don’t worry, I will burn the midnight oil on this one. Trust me, it’s handled. Well, nothing like a cloud-server crash to wreck your night.

Adam: Well, I can stay here and I can help you deal with it.

Sally: That is very sweet of you to offer, but it does not take two people to oversee all the techies, and you shouldn’t keep your father waiting any longer.

Adam: Well, I just don’t know why it’s so important for me to go to this party. His text was so vague.

Sally: Well, there’s only one way to find out.

Adam: Yeah, I guess it would be a good idea to go and find out what lily and devon have planned.

Sally: Mm-hmm, yes. Gather all the intel you can and please have a glass of wine on my behalf.

Adam: Oh, I will. I’ll be back later with a full report.

Sally: Okay.

Abby: Hey, there.

Chance: Hey, baby. Just wanted to let you know we just wrapped up the case.

Abby: Oh, that’s great. How did everything go?

Chance: Oh, yeah, it couldn’t have gone better. I can’t wait to tell you about it. So should I head back to the hotel? Is the party still going on? I can meet you at home. I’m up for anything. You tell me.

Abby: Well, I’d love it if you came back here. The party’s just getting going, and the speeches are about to begin.

Chance: I’m on my way. I can’t wait to see you.

Abby: [ Sighs ] What the hell are you doing here? How many events do you have to crash before you realize that you are not welcome?

Lily: Good evening, everyone. I want to thank you all for coming to the launch of chancellor-winters. We are so thrilled to have you all here tonight. And tonight is the start of many exciting things to come. It’s just the beginning of a journey that is going to change the business landscape forever.

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Abby: In case you’ve forgotten where the exit is, it’s right over there.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Did phyllis hire you as her own personal bouncer?

Abby: Actually, I’m overseeing a party that you will not be attending. Bye-bye.

Diane: I wasn’t here for the party, but you should get used to seeing me around. I’ll be staying in genoa city for a while. And having to deal with hateful people like you will only make me stronger.

Abby: Really. Hmm. We’ll see.

Jack: It’s not gonna get easier anytime soon.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I know, but it’s okay, I can take it, because all I really care about is kyle. And, jack, when it comes to our son, I could use some brutal honesty. Do you think that I’m headed for heartbreak? Do you think that he’s going to ultimately turn his back on me the way I did to him?

Lily: Tonight is the celebration of two powerful companies becoming one. And it’s also a personal dream-come-true for me because I’m able to not only continue katherine chancellor’s legacy, but also my father’s, neil winters. And I know that at some point in the future, we will look back on this evening and realize that this was the start of something truly special. This merger could not have happened without the hard work and expertise of so many people, but I first want to acknowledge the owner and former ceo of chancellor, jill abbott.

[ Applause ] When I first approached jill about the idea of merging chancellor with hamilton-winters, I was very nervous because I knew I was taking a risk. But I think it just shows what an amazing businesswoman jill really is, because she understood my vision and she got behind it. And I am so honored to have her here tonight.

[ Applause ] I also want to introduce the company’s leadership team, which includes myself and my fellow ceo, devon hamilton, who’s also my brother.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Don’t you forget it.

Lily: Oh, I know. You won’t let me.

[ Chuckles ] But seriously, I’m so lucky and grateful that I have a brother who is such an amazingly creative executive and has one of the sharpest business minds I’ve ever come across. And I’m very grateful to work alongside with him.

[ Chuckles ] I also want to introduce our respective coos, billy abbott and nate hastings.

[ Applause ] See, I look at this company as more than a business venture. It’s a family, both figuratively and literally. Which I think just makes us even more formidable. So we are a team and we are united in our vision for the future of chancellor-winters. Thank you.

[ Applause ] Are you tired of clean clothes that just don’t smell clean?

Devon: So I would like to thank my sister lily for bringing this opportunity to me and for being so incredibly persistent in convincing me when I wasn’t completely sure about this merger.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: And the reason that she was that way is because she realized immediately what I now see, which is that this company is going to achieve great things. And I like to compare today to the christening of a ship on its maiden voyage, since we know exactly where we’re going, we’re excited to get there. However, we are not ready to hand over the map just yet. But we do hope that you all will sit back and enjoy the ride with us.

Can you be more specific about the direction of the new company?

You may not want to share the route. Can you at least tell us the ultimate destination of this ship you’re steering?

Devon: The destination I can say will be an unexpected but exciting one.

At least tell us about your first few projects.

Devon: Well, we’re not gonna be revealing any details at this time, but I assure all of you that we have very exciting things in the works.

Why did you drop your name and your mother’s from the company?

Devon: Well, actually, the name hasn’t been dropped from the company. We’re gonna be rebranding lp into hamilton streaming as a tribute to my mom. So the hamilton name will definitely live on at chancellor-winters.

Diane: I’m asking you about kyle because you know him better than anyone. Do you think all these haters are finally going to get to him and turn him against me?

Jack: I think this is a longer conversation. I am missing the presentation right now.

Diane: Oh, I’m sorry.

Jack: I’ll tell you what, i will take you up on your offer to meet you at society and I’ll get out of here as quickly as i politely can.

Diane: Thank you. I appreciate your insight.

Abby: Ugh.

Chance: Hey. Was that —

Abby: Diane, yes, in the flesh.

Chance: Wow. I was wondering when I was gonna run into her around town.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Chance: What is she doing here? She wasn’t invited, was she?

Abby: Oh, no, of course not.

Chance: Then why’d she show up?

Abby: Look, I don’t know. All that matters is that she’s gone now. Yes, and without her, I don’t want to jinx it, but this could be the first event at the grand phoenix where nothing major goes wrong.

Chance: That’s ’cause you’re running the show, honey.

Abby: Oh, look at you, with all the compliments and finishing your case early. You’re doing everything right tonight.

Chance: Turned out to be a good night, huh?

Abby: Let’s get in there.

Devon: So now at this time, i would like to bring to the microphone, my coo, nate hastings.

[ Applause ]

Nate: Thank you, devon.

[ Sighs ] I am so proud to be a part of this company, not just because i get to work with family, but because of the groundbreaking things I believe we will be able to accomplish. And in the vein of groundbreaking, I’d like to go a little off-script. Answer the reporter’s question earlier about some of our future projects. Regarding our podcast division, chancellor-winters will be launching not one, not two, but 50 new podcasts in the coming weeks. And the first one is gonna take the true-crime genre by storm.

Devon: What is he doing?

Lily: I don’t know.

Nate: Each podcast will have a unique take on a specific topic, covered in a way we have not seen before. They will vary in length and frequency depending on the content, but I promise you this, each and every one of them is going to be spectacular.

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Nikki: That presentation was very impressive.

Lily: Thank you.

Victor: Your father would be very proud of you.

Devon: We appreciate that. Thank you.

Lily: Yeah, thank you. We really hope that katherine and our dad would approve.

Nikki: Well, you know, a while ago, when you asked me what I thought katherine would do in your situation, I really wasn’t expecting anything as ambitious. But you really embraced the way katherine lived her life through this merger. Blazing a bold new trail. I’d like to be the first to say bravo to both of you.

Lily: Wow. Thank you, nikki.

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: That really — that really means a lot to me.

Devon: Especially coming from two people who share ownership in one of our biggest competitors, ’cause I know that going toe-to-toe with newman media is not gonna be easy, to say the least.

Victor: Not gonna be easy.

Nikki: Alright, well, we’ll let you mingle. It’s your evening. Have a wonderful time.

Lily: Thank you. Good night.

Devon: Take care.

Abby: Oh, I’m happy to have a break from supervising the party.

Chance: Well, the night went off without a hitch. Good job, baby. I’m proud of you.

Abby: Oh, thanks, but phyllis and the whole chancellor-winters team, they did a lot of work leading up to tonight, so…

Chance: Yeah.

Abby: I’m just glad it all went well. Are you still thinking about that arrest you made earlier?

Chance: Oh, yeah, maybe a bit. I’m sorry.

Abby: No, no, that’s okay. Tell me about it.

Chance: Yeah? Well, you know, went down in pretty classic style. Guy had no idea we were coming till it was too late. Blood was pumping, danger was in the air, you know?

Abby: Danger? I don’t know if I like the sound of that.

Chance: Oh, no, no, it was all fine. Trust me. I mean, everything went together perfectly. I just — I wish I could tell rey about it. You know, doing all this for him. Another one of his cases closed.

Abby: Well, I’m sure this gives you some closure, too.

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, it sure does. But it’s more than that, you know? I feel like I’m getting my groove back. No second-guessing myself, no last-minute nerves — nothing like that. I mean, today felt like I was meant to do this. I haven’t felt like that in a long time.

Abby: Well, I’m glad that everything went well, but I do have to admit, I’m a little concerned about the risk part. I mean, how much danger was actually in the air?

Chance: No, it’s not that scary because when I’m on my game, there ain’t no issue, alright? I mean, I’m thinking on my feet. I know exactly what I need to do. Just got to trust I got justice on my side.

Abby: Yeah.

We’re please we finally get some specific information about the company, since mr. Hamilton and ms. Winters didn’t give us much.

Nate: Listen, I already told you guys, I spilled some of our secrets. I am not giving them all away. You’ll just have to stay tuned for the rest. If I were you, I would start to regularly check out our social media. Now, let me cut this short before I say something i shouldn’T. Hey. Hope you liked my speech.

Devon: It was definitely unexpected.

Victor: Well, I’m glad you finally showed up, son. Hope you put out whatever fire was ablaze at newman media.

Adam: Sally and I did.

Victor: Good.

Adam: She’s finishing up the last of it so I could be here. She really stepped up.

Victor: I’m glad you’re out and about. You should be seen like a mogul. Which you have become now.

Adam: Okay, thank you for that.

Victor: I’m gonna make an announcement tomorrow morning saying that you will be the new ceo of newman enterprises.

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ] The lows of bipolar depression

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Adam: [ Exhales sharply ] Dad, uh…I don’t know what to say.

Victor: It’s simple. Say you want the job.

Adam: Yeah. Yes, yes, very much. Just was a little caught off-guard. I…I can’t wait to get started. I’ve got a ton of ideas on how to take the company to new heights. And I know that you have done an excellent job as victoria’s co-ceo, so I look forward to working with you and sharing the title.

Nikki: Oh, that actually won’t be happening. Victoria and I were a team, and I can’t envision having the same working relationship with you, so I’ll be stepping back to my coo position.

Adam: Well, whatever you want, of course.

Victor: Well, that’s actually a good thing, you know. That way, the ceo title will be entirely yours.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] How can I argue with that, right? Well, I appreciate the vote of confidence. I won’t let you down.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Clears throat ] Hi. How did the rest of the launch go?

Jack: It went well. I think chancellor-winters is going to be a force to be reckoned with. But that is not your primary concern right now, is it?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Thank you for meeting with me here. You’re really the only person i can talk to about this. It’s just, um, all my doubts and fears regarding kyle are back in full force, and I —

[ Sighs ] I would just love to get your opinion about the situation.

Jack: Honestly, I don’t think you need to be worried. As I see it, you’re not wasting your time.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Kyle has given me every indication that he genuinely… he’s warming to you and wants you back in his life again.

Diane: Oh, I am so happy to hear that and I’m so relieved. I thought that when you said that — that you would meet up with me — I was just worried that you were going to give me bad news. Okay.

[ Sighs ] This makes dealing with the rest of this town a bit more manageable. It gives me hope. And maybe eventually…you’ll even find a way to tolerate me.

Nate: I know I gave up a bit more information than you probably expected.

Devon: It was a little more than a bit.

Nate: But I went with my gut, and I think it paid off.

Devon: Hmm.

Nate: People were hungry for details, any kind of specifics. And giving them a taste just made them hungrier. Look, I apologize for calling an audible, but I am convinced it was the right move. You know I felt all along that we should say more at this launch.

Devon: Yeah, I’ve known how you feel for a while.

Nate: If I’m being honest, i only said a quarter of what i wanted to say.

Devon: Oh, I believe that.

Nate: Look, you can’t deny that the people are excited and still dying to know more about this company.

Lily: Yeah, look, I hate to admit it, but, nate, you were right.

Billy: The investment group from seattle that you just did that photo op with, they are now very interested, and that executive gwen you two had a meeting with a couple days ago, she’s now 100% on board.

Nate: In today’s world, where we’re so saturated with decentralized news sources and social media, people need a way to distinguish the real from the hype. We gave them enough to let the world now chancellor-winters is ready to deliver.

Billy: Well, I’ll raise a glass to that.

Lily: Yeah, me too.

Devon: Well, I guess everything turned out for the best this time. After years on the battlefield

Imani: You did an amazing job, nate. You did the right thing taking my advice.

Nate: You think so, huh?

Imani: You should listen to me more often because I’m usually right.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Noted. I’ll admit, I was nervous, like we talked about earlier. I always am when I’m giving speeches.

Imani: It didn’t show. You were charismatic, just like you were when you were working on askmdnow.

Nate: Well, that was easier because I didn’t have to look into the eyes of a bunch of people live.

Imani: [ Chuckles ] You are being way too humble — an instinct I really don’t understand because you are an engaging and persuasive speaker. I could tell how impressed everyone was. In fact, I think there were a few women who swooned a little in the crowd.

Nate: Oh, come on now.

Imani: Mm-hmm. Seriously. People weren’t impressed because you’re debonair. They liked what you had to say.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: My true feelings about you and your relationship with kyle are irrelevant. I’ve said it before, I am staying neutral. If this is some kind of facade, though, if you have some ulterior motive, I promise you will live to regret it.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I don’t know what I can say to make you believe me. But it’s not a facade. It’s not an act. And you know what’s exhausting? What’s exhausting is trying to hold my head up high around this town while people are lobbing grenades at me. It makes it even more difficult to focus on what’s important to me, and that is kyle.

Jack: I don’t feel sorry for you.

Diane: I’m not asking you to. This is a hard time for me, okay? But I will get through it. And, uh…especially now that you confirmed that there’s still hope.

[ Sighs ] But, jack, there’s something i want to apologize for.

Jack: No, you’ve done that.

Diane: No, no, I want to apologize for something else.

[ Sighs ] I feel like my presence in town might have caused phyllis’ sudden departure, you know, at a time that the two of you were coming together romantically.

Jack: I am not going to discuss my relationship with phyllis in any way, shape, or form with you. Understood?

Diane: Okay. Understood.

Adam: Well, I can’t wait to hit the ground running tomorrow.

Victor: Congratulations, son.

Adam: And just to be clear, does this mean that sally is gonna be running newman media?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: Please tell her congratulations on our behalf. We should be leaving. Good night.

Adam: Good night.

Billy: Hey, there. Hope you’re having a good time.

Adam: I am. Thank you.

Billy: Little surprised to see you here.

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Why is that? I like to keep an eye on the competition, and you did invite me.

Billy: Yeah, we did. Yeah, lily and I thought it was only fair since you invited us to newman media’s launch.

Adam: It does have a similar vibe. Same venue, lot of the same people.

Billy: Yeah, except we’re gonna skip the shenanigans with the ice bucket. Anyway, listen, I hope you’re not feeling too threatened with all the attention that chancellor-winters is getting.

Adam: Oh, hardly. I know that our launches may have been similar, but our companies cannot be more different. And you have no idea how the tides have turned.

Billy: Think you might have had a few too many drinks, because you’re not acknowledging the headwinds that newman media’s about to face with chancellor-winters in the game.

Adam: I welcome it. So bring it on. Because from here on out, newman media is not gonna be a stifled division under victoria’s thumb. It’s gonna have the power of newman enterprises in its entirety behind it.

Billy: Am I supposed to understand what the hell that meant?

Adam: Okay, well, I will make it crystal clear. Starting tomorrow, I am gonna be ceo of everything newman. So while you are busy selling off divisions to make room for entertainment, media, and commercial real estate, I might be busy buying up some of them and become bigger, better, and stronger. Nice party, though. Thanks for the invite.

Imani: I hope I’m not intruding. I wanted to introduce myself. I’m imani benedict.

Jill: Oh, you’re amanda’s sister.

Imani: Yes, that’s right. I just wanted to tell you how excited I am to work at chancellor-winters with lily and devon and that nate is doing an incredible job. Matter of fact, this launch party was all his idea.

Jill: Really? Well, yeah, I know nate.

[ Chuckles ] I’m aware of his brilliance. He operated on my grandson years ago.

Imani: You get it.

Jill: I do.

Imani: He excels at everything he tries. Is there anything that man can’t do?

Jill: [ Chuckles ]

Amanda: Well, hello, hello. I am so glad that the two of you got a chance to meet each other. Unfortunately, I need to borrow my sister for a second, if that’s okay.

Jill: Oh, no problem.

Amanda: Yeah, I did bring you some company.

Jill: Company.

Amanda: Come on, sis.

[ Chuckles ]

Jill: Hi, honey. Tell me something. Does nate hastings live with elena dawson?

Chance: Yeah, he does.

Jill: Ooh, wow. Elena better watch out for that one.

Imani: What are you doing? I thought part of tonight was about networking, and I was talking to someone who is very important.

Amanda: I know, and I saw you, but we don’t want to come on too strong. And I saw that giancarlo has been alone most of the night, so maybe you should go over there and keep him company, hmm?

Imani: You are not worried about giancarlo. You’re still stuck on your thing about me and nate.

Amanda: Oh, honey, I am not the one who is stuck. And I’ve already told you — stay away from nate. He doesn’t need you praising him to jill, and I do suspect that if you had known that elena wasn’t gonna be here tonight, you might have turned giancarlo down, huh? So you can put the moves on nate. So let me warn you — keep your distance from nate for the rest of the night.

Imani: Listen, I love you, but I am getting sick and tired of you trying to tell me how to lead my life. You’re the one who needs to back off.

Diane: You got to admit, this wasn’t so bad, was it? Sharing a meal and some non-combative conversation.

Jack: Oh, I think your definition of “non-combative” might be a little skewed.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] You’re right. Let’s just say it was at the low end of the range.

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: Oh. Looks like my respite’s over. No matter who you are,

Nikki: Twice in one night. This cannot be my future.

Diane: Relax, nikki, we’re finished and I’m leaving.

Jack: I’ll walk you out before any more grenades are lobbed in your direction. Good night.

Diane: Thank you.

Nikki: Now, why would jack be spending time with diane? And how are people like her and ashland so easily forgiven?

Victor: Good question.

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

Adam: I’m back.

Sally: You stole champagne from the party for me? I’m so touched.

Adam: Actually, I bought it, because it is a very special occasion and I did not want to go for the cheap stuff that lily and devon sprung for, so…

Sally: What is going on?

Adam: Guess why my dad was so desperate to talk to me.

Sally: Because he finally succeeded at his goal of literally taking over the world?

Adam: Eh, even better, especially for us.

Sally: Well, I don’t know. I’m stumped. Just tell me.

Adam: You are looking at the new ceo of newman enterprises.

Sally: Oh, my god, you did it! Congratulations!

[ Laughs ]

Adam: And — and I am looking at the very beautiful new ceo of newman media.

Sally: What?

Adam: Yes, not only was I put in charge, my dad promoted you, so congratulations.

Sally: Oh, my god, this is everything we wanted.

Adam: Well, it didn’t go exactly as we expected, but we pulled it off. I mean, we make a pretty incredible team.

Sally: Well, we should commemorate this moment.

Adam: And how do you suggest that we do that?

Imani: Sorry we didn’t get much time to hang out and talk tonight. I’ll admit, I was trying to work the room a bit.

Giancarlo: I completely understand. This was a business function.

Imani: Mm-hmm, I saw you doing your fair share of networking, as well. Though you may have spent a bit too much time with claire from accounting for my liking.

Giancarlo: Oh, you’re jealous.

Imani: No, I don’t get jealous.

Giancarlo: Well, you feel like catching up now? I don’t mind extending my evening. How about a nightcap?

Imani: Mm. Normally, I would, but I’m exhausted. I think I’m just gonna head off to bed.

Giancarlo: Thinking of me?

Imani: If you’re lucky.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Nate: Hey.

Elena: Hey.

Nate: I’m sorry to wake you.

Elena: Don’t apologize. I want to hear all about the party. How did it go?

Nate: [ Sighs ] Well, tonight surpassed my wildest expectations.

Elena: Wow. Mm, I hope you took a lot of pictures. I want to see all the glitz and glam I missed.

Nate: Oh, there are plenty of photos I can show you, but what is most important is I took a risk and it paid off.

Elena: Oh?

Nate: I went a little rogue with my speech, got into some specifics devon didn’t want to discuss.

Elena: How’d that go over?

Nate: Really well. It generated a lot of buzz, even lily had to admit I was right all along.

Elena: And what about devon?

Nate: He seemed good with it. But I feel like I am in the exact right place at the exact right time.

Elena: Aww. Well, I’m glad you had such a perfect evening.

Nate: Not quite. You weren’t there by my side.

Devon: There you are.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: Mm-hmm. Well, I’d say tonight was quite the success.

Amanda: Mm.

Devon: Even if nate has potentially proven to be a handful.

Amanda: Oh, he’s still getting his footing. Remember, this is all very new to him.

Devon: Yeah, I’d like to think that’s all it is and everything’s gonna be okay.

Amanda: Okay, stop it. Stop looking for trouble. You had a tremendous night. And guess what.

Devon: Mm.

Amanda: Your night’s not over yet.

Devon: Oh.

Billy: I hope you are basking in tonight’s success.

Lily: Oh, I definitely am.

Billy: And to hell with adam and the company that he snagged by default.

Lily: Please, I haven’t even given him a second thought.

Billy: [ Sighs ] That’s why I adore you. You did good tonight. You scored a huge achievement, and I am humbled to be in your presence.

Lily: Oh, how humbled?

Billy: I’ll show you in about an hour from now.

Lily: Okay, I’m gonna hold you to that.

Billy: I hope so.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Honestly, though, I couldn’t have done this without you.

Billy: I appreciate you saying that, but I was here to support you. I really didn’t have much to do with tonight’s success. This — all of this — was all you, baby.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

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[ Footsteps approaching ]

Devon: Oh, chancellor-winters.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Definitely has a ring to it, doesn’t it?

Devon: Well, I actually thought that “winter-chancellor” would have sounded a little better. It’s got a better ring to it. We can still change the name if you want.

Lily: Relax, alright? Amanda, do something with this man, please.

Amanda: I would love to.

Devon: Mmm.

[ Laughter ]

Amanda: But a huge congratulations to both of our fearless ceos and to everyone else who helped us get to this point.

Nate: All the planning and meetings have paid off.

Lily: I know. When we’re working long hours, a few weeks from now, overdosing on caffeine, let’s remember this moment — right? — And how much we love and trust and support each other, ’cause that’ll get us through anything.

Devon: Yes.

Lily: So, to my family.

Nate: Hear, hear.

Lily: Which is what we all are now.

Devon: That’s right.

Lily: Cheers.

Devon: Cheers.

Amanda: Cheers.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Abby: Wow! Ladies, you look incredible.

Lily: Thank you.

Abby: And, men, you look as handsome as ever. How excited are you about tonight?

Devon: We couldn’t be more excited for tonight.

Nate: Life is good, other than the fact that elena got called into the hospital.

Abby: Oh, no, that’s too bad.

Imani: I would have refused to miss something this important.

Nate: That’s not the way it works when you’re a doctor.

Amanda: Yeah, it’s not the way that it works. But, anyway, I really hope that you get a chance to enjoy your night, too, abby.

Abby: Are you kidding me? I love this stuff. All of the moving pieces, the details — a million things that could go wrong, but it will not, because I am on top of it. I will not let you down. You couldn’t let us down. It was amazing for you to step up and coordinate last-minute like this.

Abby: Well, it was my pleasure. Your newly merged companies happen to be run by my favorite people in the whole entire world, and I promise tonight will be flawless, just like you deserve. I have eyes on everything, so i personally guarantee that this event will be front-page news for all of the right reasons.

Devon: Yes.

Abby: Now, I’m gonna check in with the staff before your guests arrive.

Lily: Thank you, abby.

Devon: Thanks, abby.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: So, hey, where’s your coo?

Billy: Oh, she has arrived.

Jill: [ Laughs ]

Devon: Hey!

Billy: Let the party begin.

Devon: So good to see you!

Jill: So thrilled to be here. What a momentous occasion.

Devon: Aww.

Jill: [ Sighs ] I got to tell you guys, i wouldn’t miss this night for anything in the world!

[ Laughter ]

Devon: Mmm. [ Chuckles ]

Jill: So good to see you.

Devon: Good to see you, too.

Jill: [ Chuckles ] Look at you. Now, I realize that everybody here is very excited about tonight, okay? But I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you what’s been in my heart ever since lily broached the topic of this merger. What a bold and savvy business move.

[ Light laughter ] Oh, my lord. And I’m sure it’s gonna be very financially advantageous to all of us. Okay?

Imani: Hear, hear, mm-hmm.

Jill: And I love a high profit margin, and I love creating a powerful, new company, but [Sighs] It means so much more because it’s family.

Devon: Amen. And for neil’s children to be coming together like this, your bond is so much bigger than business. And if everybody puts their heart and soul into their work like this, that, my friends, is when you become truly unstoppable. I am so proud of you. Proud of all of you. And I can’t wait to see what the future holds for chancellor-winters. To beautiful beginnings.

Nate: Yes. To chancellor-winters.

Imani: To a promising future.

Amanda: To new challenges.

Billy: And enjoying the journey.

Lily: Yes. Cheers.

Amanda: Cheers.

Imani: Cheers.

Lily: Well, if I may say something [Chuckles] Before everyone in the press arrives, thank you, jill, for that. That’s beautiful. Um, today is really the culmination of something very special for me. And it started when devon created the business with our dad, and then jill entrusted chancellor to billy and me. And, nate, our debonair cousin,

[Laughs] You made this huge career change to join us, and I’m so happy you had the support of elena. And, amanda and imani, my gosh, you guys found each other as sisters, and now you’re colleagues, and you’re joining us on this amazing journey. And we really wouldn’t be here without each and every one of you. I know that our love and support and trust and generosity with each other will definitely take us to new heights. And you know, we’re part of each other’s history and intrinsic to each other’s futures. So I hope that we will lift each other up through challenges and celebrate each other’s successes, and handle business in a way that makes our parents and our children proud. Right?

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Absolutely.

Lily: So, uh, let’s give the next generation something to live up to.

Devon: Yes. Hey, let’s get this party started, everybody.

Lily: Chancellor-winters! Cheers.

Devon: Cheers. More protection,

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Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Chance: Well, hey, there, beautiful.

Abby: Oh.

Chance: Mmm.

Abby: Hi, yourself, handsome.

Chance: Well, looks like things are off to a smooth start, yeah?

Abby: So far, so good. The music’s all set, the champagne is chilling.

Chance: You just got it all under control.

Abby: Mm-hmm, which means that we are on track for that date night that you owe me.

Chance: Ooh, that’s funny. I thought you owed me.

Abby: You know, I am a big fan of compromise.

Chance: I’ve always been a big fan of yours.

Abby: Done, because that date night starts right now.

Chance: Mmm.

Imani: [ Sighs ]

Imani: Giancarlo.

[ Chuckles ]

Giancarlo: Wow. You look fantastic. I hope I’m not late.

Imani: Oh, no, you’re right on time. I’ve been looking forward to getting to know you better, and this is the perfect opportunity.

Giancarlo: You know, I wasn’t sure if you’d agree to join me.

Imani: I’m full of surprises. You got to be fearless, giancarlo. You miss all the shots you don’t take.

[ Sighs ]

Giancarlo: Hmm.

[ Footsteps departing ]

Jack: I got to say, I have never seen the grand phoenix look more opulent.

Lily: I know. I mean, we figured if we were gonna go big, might as well be tonight. Right? [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Well, you made this all happen. How do you feel?

Lily: I feel great. When I think about where I was a few years ago, compared to now, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Jack.

Jack: Hey. I was just congratulating lily, saying I wished you all nothing but the best.

Devon: Thank you very much. We appreciate that.

Jack: This is a very exciting time.

Devon: It really is. Really is. Do you have a second?

Lily: Uh, what’s going on?

Devon: A photographer would like a minute with us.

Lily: Uh…

Jack: This is what the party is about. Go, go, enjoy.

Lily: Okay. [ Chuckles ] We’ll catch up later.

Jack: I’ll look forward to it.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: Hey. Thanks for coming. It means a lot.

Jack: Where else would I be?

Billy: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe with phyllis. But, then again, she left town quite abruptly. Is everything okay?

Jack: From what I hear, she’s spending time with daniel and his family.

Billy: From what you hear? She didn’t tell you she was leaving?

Jack: We are both adults. We don’t need to get lost in the minutiae of each other’s daily lives. I heard from summer.

Billy: Hmm. Well, maybe it would be nice if you got lost in the minutiae every once in a while.

Jack: I’m getting relationship advice from you? Go ahead, I need a good laugh.

Billy: Hey, this quick wit has gotten me through a lot lately.

Jack: Has it gotten you through the latest complication with locke? I’m sure you’re as thrilled as kyle and I are that he’s staying in town.

Billy: Yeah.

Jack: Have you and victoria discussed the possible repercussions?

Billy: We have. I’m sure you remember, I’ve always wanted her to break free from the family and go live the life that she’s always wanted.

Jack: Of course.

Billy: Well, she’s doing that. She’s leaving it all behind — victor, her family, newman enterprises, all of it. And she’s going back to locke.

Jack: Wait. Are you serious? After everything that man put her through?

Billy: She has made up her mind. She says she’s in love, and she’s leaving town with him for good.

Nikki: Now, remember, we’re here to celebrate chancellor-winters. That’s our only focus.

Victor: I’ll be the perfect guest, okay? But I need to get ahold of adam before the evening is out.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Victor, can’t that wait?

Victor: No, it can’t, sweetheart. He’s about to become the new ceo of newman enterprises.

Jill: Well, well, well.

Nikki: Ooh, there you are. Congratulations.

Lily: Hello!

Devon: Mrs. Newman. Mwah.

Victor: Devon.

Devon: Mr. Newman, how are you?

Lily: Thank you so much for being here.

Jill: I was wondering if i would see the two of you tonight.

Victor: Well, I always inspect the competition, you know, especially if it’s run by two people close to my heart.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Aww.

Victor: Been thinking a lot about your dad. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Devon: No, definitely not.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Now you’re about to embark upon the enormous venture. You know?

Devon: Yeah.

Victor: And, uh, it fills my heart with pride. And I’m sure that neil and katherine are up there, looking down on you and wondering if you’re either brave or crazy.

[ Laughter ]

Devon: Well…

Victor: Or both?

Devon: Right.

Lily: Yeah, maybe.

Victor: It takes both, you know…

Devon: Yeah.

Victor: …To captain a ship of this enormous size, chancellor-winters, but you’ll do well.

Devon: Thank you.

Lily: Thank you, victor.

Nikki: We’re here to celebrate your growing empire and that you’re doing it as a family.

Devon: Yes.

Victor: And don’t forget, whatever failures or whatever successes you encounter, the bond between the two of you is the most important. Cherish it. Don’t ever let go of it, okay?

Devon: We’ll never let go.

[ Laughter ]

Devon: So, that’s pretty much how we came together and started this new venture.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Jill: You know, chance, if you wanted to join the family company, I’m sure that devon and lily could find a beautiful role for you to play.

Chance: Well, I am more than happy with being back at the gcpd, but, hey, maybe dominic can work here when he gets home.

Jill: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Although he does have newman-abbott ties, so he’s gonna have some options.

Jill: [ Chuckles ] How is my favorite little man? He was taking a nap when i arrived at the house. I want to spend some quality time with him while I’m in town.

Abby: It is important, spending time with the people you love, isn’t it?

Chance: Mmm, sure is.

Jill: Boy, you two are clearly mad for each other. And you, my boy, are glowing. This is very nice to see.

Chance: I’m feeling — I’m feeling good. I have my amazing wife to thank for that.

Abby: Mmm.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

Chance: Hmm. I better take this.

Abby: Oh.

Chance: Hold on. Yeah?

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Hot damn. I have been waiting to hear that. Yeah, yeah, give me a few minutes. I’ll get back to you. They got another break in one of rey’s cases.

Jill: Oh.

Abby: Oh, um, does that mean that you have to leave?

Chance: Uh, I know how important tonight is for everyone.

Abby: You know what? And we know how important your job is to you, so go. See this through.

Jill: She’s absolutely right, darling. We can catch up later. I’ll tell everybody where you went, and I’m sure they’ll understand that protecting our fair city takes precedence over anything else.

Chance: Are you sure?

Abby: Yeah.

Chance: Alright, thank you. I owe you.

Abby: Mmm. I will add it to your tab. Do you think you’ll be back before the party is over?

Chance: I will try, i promise. I love you.

Abby: I love you. Be careful.

Jill: I love you, chance. Mm. Oh, will you look at that. There is a ceo over there that used to be a rival of chancellor. I think I’ll just kinda float over there and say hello and remind him what a powerful company chancellor-winters is gonna be.

Abby: Well, have fun.

Jill: Thank you. I will.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Jack: Hey, you.

Abby: Uncle jack, hi.

Jack: I just chance leave. Everything okay?

Abby: Uh, he’s taken on more than his normal caseload recently.

Jack: Is there some crime wave I should know something about?

Abby: No, no, nothing like that. Rey was working on some cases before he died.

Jack: And chance is closing them. Wow. Noble work.

Abby: Yeah, it’s a tribute to rey. But I hope he closes these cases quickly, because I do miss having him around the house.

Jack: Well, you are two very busy people.

Abby: Tonight, I will not have time to miss anyone, because I am filling in for phyllis.

Jack: What?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Jack: W-wait, how could that come to be?

Abby: She reached out to me before she left. And I know it’s pretty crazy, considering there was a time that she would do anything — anything — to keep the control of the hotel out of my hands.

Jack: It’s just not like her to leave devon and lily in the lurch like that.

Abby: Excuse me. They are in very good hands. Very well taken care of.

Jack: You are an expert at making important evenings go well.

Abby: Yeah. And besides, who else has a vested interest in upstaging phyllis and making sure that devon and lily have the best event ever.

Jack: I’m sorry I said anything. You are the perfect choice.

Abby: Although I do have to be honest, phyllis and her whole team and then everyone at chancellor-winters, they did a great job planning this party. It practically runs itself.

[ Sighs ]

Jack: It isn’t just that you went back to your old ways. It was the ease and fluidity with which you transformed from new phyllis into old phyllis in the blink of an eye!

Phyllis: Yes, I realize that I did that. I know. I have a pattern. I get it. [ Sighs ] I apologized. I can change. I know that. I can change. So I will be a better person for you. And all — all of my lousy habits and lousy behavior — that’s in the past.

Jack: I don’t want you to change. You can show remorse. You’ve done that before. You can plead for another redo. How many times have we done that in the past? I can’t do this. I made it clear months ago, when there was a hint that we might be traveling down a romantic road, that I would almost rather die than be hurt. I meant that.

Phyllis: I mean, it was just one mistake.

Jack: No, it was so much more than that! We have been working for months, carefully, thoughtfully, lovingly, to rebuild trust — trust in each other, trust in ourselves as a couple. You threw that out to get an edge on diane! You say you want to change. You can’t change. And I can’t do this! I’m done!

Phyllis: What, after all of this, this is the end? Really?

Jack: This is the end. Goodbye.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Nate: Alright, guys.

Reporter: Mr. Hastings, could I speak to you for a moment?

Nate: Yeah.

Reporter: Okay, I’d love to get some clarification on something.

Nate: Okay.

Reporter: So, this leap that you made from medicine into business, talk to me about that.

Nate: Well, there was an accident that made it impossible for me to continue to perform surgery, so I pivoted into the administrative side of medicine.

Reporter: Hmm.

[ Elevator motor whirring ]

Phyllis: Oh, devon, I have your hardware here. It’s beautiful. I love the design of this. I was gonna bring it up to your room.

Elena: Devon! No! What are you doing?!

Phyllis: [ Gasps ]

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Reporter: Before the accident, had you ever contemplated going into business?

Nate: Never in a million years.

[ Chuckles ] That accident changed everything.

Reporter: Hmm. There are times, I wonder…

Nate: My career trajectory is an illustration of the old adage, “when one door closes, a better one opens.” Uh, I thought I was destined to be a surgeon, but when lily offered me a chance to join her at chancellor-winters, I thought it was time to take my life in a completely new direction.

Reporter: No regrets?

Nate: Lily and devon had enough faith in me to think I’d bring a fresh and interesting perspective to the table. I’m nothing but grateful. I can’t describe what it’s like to be able to work with family, operating on an even playing field where everyone’s opinion is equal and matters.

Reporter: Mm.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Well, you two look like you’re having a good time.

Imani: But not too good. I know how this company frowns on excitement.

Giancarlo: Oh, really?

Imani: Mm-hmm.

Amanda: She’s kidding, she’s kidding. Tonight is an important night, but you can have some fun, get to know each other.

Imani: That’s what we’re doing.

Amanda: Great.

Imani: Yeah, we’ve been playing some games to break the ice. Right now, it’s “truth or dare.”

Giancarlo: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: I’m just kidding. No, giancarlo and I are having a perfectly pleasant pg time.

Giancarlo: It’s a tremendous evening for the company.

Amanda: Well, it is wonderful that you decided to come together, and I am very, very happy that you are here.

Victor: Where the hell is adam?

Nikki: He probably thinks it’s just another gala, so he’s dragging his feet. Or he’s dreaming up some new project to impress you with.

Cellphone voice: At the launch party. Important for you to be here.

Victor: “Something came up. Will be here soon.”

Nikki: Ohh. Well, I think he’d move a little faster if he knew he was on the brink of getting everything he’s ever wanted.

Victor: Yeah.

Jack: Nikki, you are looking especially lovely.

Nikki: Oh, well, thank you, jack.

Victor: Stop flirting with my wife.

Nikki: Oh.

Jack: She is looking especially lovely. You know, I was just reflecting how nice it is that while we are here to celebrate genoa city’s newest corporation, some of us know about the giants on whose shoulders this was all built.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: Katherine.

Jack: And neil.

Victor: They would be very happy.

Jack: Yes, they would. This is quite a party.

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: And judging by all the press that’s around here, i have a feeling this launch will be the headline in all the business sites.

Jack: To be honest, I’m a little surprised to see you here.

Victor: Why? You don’t think that we can handle the competition? Think again.

Jack: Oh, no, not at all. I just thought the two of you might be engaged in matters more personal. Billy shared with me that victoria left town with locke. I wanted him out of here, but not that way.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Nikki: We’re still stunned by her decision.

Victor: Let us just hope and pray that our daughter, sooner rather than later, will realize that she made an epic mistake. Talking about mistakes, I hope you and kyle don’t entertain the thought of keeping diane jenkins around.

Jack: I have nothing to do with this. Kyle decided he wanted his mother to stay in town a bit longer.

Nikki: Oh! Offering a woman like that a second chance? That’s like giving a cobra a second chance to strike.

Victor: Hmm.

Nikki: Let me tell you something. The longer she feels there is a prayer for forgiveness, the more emboldened she will feel.

Jack: Diane is kyle’s mother, nikki.

Nikki: Well, kyle may be blinded by love or a misguided sense of obligation, but the rest of us are not. We know exactly what she’s capable of. But she can’t keep that up for long. The minute she drops that innocent façade, look out. Excuse me. This is a private party. You’d better turn around and go back out that door. Now. From the very first touch.

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Diane: I am completely mortified. I had no idea there was a private party here tonight.

Nikki: Spare me. The publicity, the posters, the sign at the front door of the hotel? It is impossible to not know.

Jack: I’ll take it from here.

Nikki: I’m gonna make sure that you don’t ruin it. Jack, I’ve got this.

Jack: No, we don’t want to make a scene.

Nikki: Fine. Maybe you can get through to her.

Diane: Thank you for rescuing me.

Jack: I did it for devon and lilly, and you better get out of here in the next 30 seconds, or she’s gonna come back and drag you out of here.

Diane: Jack, I’m telling you, okay, I knew there was a launch tonight, but I didn’t pay attention to any of the details.

Jack: So, what are you doing here?

Diane: Well, I figured, with phyllis out of town, it would be the perfect time to use the spa.

Jack: You are a guest at the athletic club, where they have state-of-the-art facilities.

Diane: Um, but they’re missing one thing — astrid from oslo. She is a miracle worker, and the sauna with the sizzle of the steam and the heat, it is just so much better than that newfangled infrared business.

Jack: You’re dressed awfully nicely for a visit to the spa.

Diane: Well, thank you. I was going to have dinner after, at society. You could join me. I would love to talk to you about how things are going with kyle.

Jack: I don’t think so.

Diane: Alright, maybe some other night.

Billy: Diane.

Diane: Uh.

Billy: Did not expect to see you here.

Diane: I am an accidental crasher, and I am not here to cause any problem, so you don’t have to threaten to kick me out in front of everybody.

Billy: Oh, that’s not what i was gonna say. Not at all, actually.

Abby: Um, take care. Hey.

Lily: Hello.

Abby: Is everything running smoothly?

Lily: Yes, everything is perfect because of you.

Abby: Oh, nice. Well, doing this for you and devon, it just feels right.

Lily: It really does. It’s nice to have a friend involved. And who better than jill’s granddaughter-in-law to oversee a party celebrating chancellor’s merger?

Abby: Yeah, I just wish that chance hadn’t been called away on a case.

Lily: Do you ever wish that he’d joined the family business instead of the police force?

Abby: No. No way. Chance loves to fight for justice and help people. And he never had any interest in chancellor. He was born to do exactly what he’s doing.

[ Chuckles ]

Chance: How soon can we get a judge to sign off on the search warrant?

Cop: Depends if he’s willing to work late tonight.

Chance: [ Sighs ] If we can get that evidence, which we have every right to believe is in that house, we can go ahead and arrest that son of a bitch, get him off the streets.

Cop: It’s a damn shame rosales isn’t here. But good on you for closing this case. Be proud of you.

Chance: Yeah. First, he’d give me all kinds of hell, right? Tell me how he could have done it better. Then, and only then, would he pull us aside and tell us, “damn good job.”

Cop: Us?

Chance: Yeah. I ask captain to put you on this with me. Rey — he trusted you. So do I.

[ Cellphone buzzes ] Ah, here we go. Tell me we got the warrant. Well, alright. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Hell, yeah. We’re ready to move. Alright. Let’s roll. My name is trisha.

Diane: If you’re not here to throw me out of your party, I cannot imagine what you want to say.

Billy: I still believe that you deserve a second chance, which is why I wish I could ask you to stay.

Diane: But it’d be too much, too soon?

Billy: Big night for us. We got a lot riding on it.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Even if you grew a halo and sprouted wings…

Diane: My very presence could cause drama. I understand, billy. I’m leaving anyway.

Nikki: Oh, my god, haven’t they made it clear enough to you that you’re not wanted here? Do we need to call security and have you escorted?

Billy: That will not be necessary, nikki.

Diane: I have no intention of staying, especially when I have an appointment at the spa. Good night.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] No good can come from that situation. I mean, I feel bad for kyle. But one way or another, that woman’s got to go.

Victor: Diane jenkins… you’re making a fool of yourself. Do you honestly think anyone around here has forgotten what you did?

Diane: Well, that’s only fair because I haven’t forgotten what was done to me, either.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Diane: But forgiveness doesn’t require forgetting.

Victor: Hmm.

Diane: Only compassion.

Victor: Hmm.

Diane: Have a nice night, victor.

Victor: Was I really ever married to her?

Diane: Do I need to remind you, we were married once? Happily. And I’ll never forget the connection I had with your family, and in times like these, families pull together.

Victor: This family has done extremely well without you. Okay?

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Victor: How long do you plan to stay here?

Diane: Just a little while. As I said, I heard about what happened, and I wanted to express my condolences in person.

Victor: Really?

Diane: Hmm. You know, I’m not really a bad person, victor. And I don’t believe in carrying grudges.

Victor: You’re the last person that I expected or wanted to see. However, I do agree with you, holding grudges is not healthy.

Diane: Well, then… there might be hope for us yet. Oh, boy.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

[ Glass touches table ]

Jack: I can only do what i can do. Nikki, diane’s gone.

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Let’s change the subject. Let’s get back to the reason that we’re here. Speaking of which, I have to go talk to jill. Take care, okay?

Nikki: Yes.

Jack: I’ll be back.

Nikki: Yes, yes, of course.

Billy: Well, that could have went worse.

Nikki: Um… I understand you’re aware of victoria’s plans to leave with ashland.

Billy: Yeah. I’m aware. And it’s killing me thinking that she’s going to tie herself to that man.

[ Sighs ]

Nikki: Then convince her to stay.

Billy: Believe me, nikki, I tried. I tried everything I could, and I failed.

Lily: Hello.

Billy: Hey.

Lily: Hi, nikki.

Nikki: Hi.

Lily: Are you having a good time?

Nikki: Oh, yes, I am. I’m so thrilled for you.

Lily: Thank you. Uh, would you mind if I stole my coo for a moment?

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: No, not at all.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: Have a good night.

Woman: Yeah.

Devon: Alright. Hey, hey.

Nate: Hey.

Devon: How you doing?

Nate: Just, uh, thinking about that speech.

Devon: Yeah? Well, don’t worry too much about it. You’ll be fine.

Nate: Alright.

Devon: Alright?

Nate: [ Sighing ] Hmm. Abby?

Abby: Well, look at you. After all of these years of knowing you as

dr. Nate hastings, this whole coo thing is gonna take some getting used to.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Here’s a visual reminder. Dr. Nate wore a white coat. Executive nate, business attire.

Abby: Okay, so, the clothes make the man, huh?

Nate: [ Chuckles ] You, of all people, understand the importance of fashion.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] But, seriously, I thought being a doctor was your calling.

Nate: Hmm.

Abby: I was talking about this with lily earlier that law enforcement is at the core of who chance is. And I thought medicine was the same for you.

Nate: Uh, it used to be, when I was a surgeon, but

[Inhales deeply] When I lost that, it changed everything.

Abby: I’m sorry, I didn’t realize.

Nate: No, no, no, no, it’s okay, it’s okay. It’s the last thing I want to be dwelling on tonight. It’s just, uh, being here at another big winters family event brought back some memories.

Abby: Oh, that’s right. This is where it all happened.

Nate: But if I’m in a bit of a mood, it’s because I got to give a speech. And, uh, you know, giving speeches is one of the biggest fears out there.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I’m just a little nervous my speech won’t measure up to lily and devon’S.

Abby: I cannot imagine you being less than amazing at anything.

Nate: Well, thank you for that vote of confidence.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: If, uh — if elena was here, I would have gotten her full pep talk, but since she’s not, I appreciate you listening.

Abby: Well, I am a mediocre substitute, at best.

Nate: Don’t be so modest. You know what? You might be the perfect person to ask about something that’s been on my mind. I know you used to work for newman.

Abby: Oh, man. Yeah. Don’t remind me. I definitely have found my bliss in the hospitality biz.

Nate: But you have business experience. And our current plans for tonight’s speeches are to give a vague outline of what chancellor-winters has planned. But… won’t that leave the public confused? I mean, wondering what we’re hiding? Uh, shouldn’t we get into more specifics, is what I’m saying? What do you think?

Abby: Well, I mean, I think it’s something that you should talk about with devon and lily.

Nate: I’ve already discussed it with them, and devon is adamant that we stick to the broad overview.

Abby: Okay, well, there’s your answer.

Nate: But this merger is just thrusting us into the spotlight, and I don’t think it’s time to play it safe.

Abby: Look, nate, I get why it bugs you. But I really do think you should follow devon’s lead on this. He’s been doing it for a long time. He knows what works.

Nate: I suppose. Better skin from your body wash?

Billy: You know, if, uh, this is what happens when the ceo asks the coo for a business meeting, we’re gonna have to warn our partners.

Lily: Well, making time for you is very important business.

Billy: You know how proud I am of you.

Lily: Aww. It was a group effort.

Billy: Well, not necessarily. This is your vision. All of this, you made happen. And I am 100% convinced there is nothing that you can’t accomplish.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: [ Clears throat ]

Billy: Yeah.

Devon: Sorry to break this up, guys.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: The publicist wants to go over our speeches.

Lily: Uh…

Billy: Go, go. Go be great.

Lily: Okay, um, nate’s gonna say something. Do you want to say a few words?

Billy: No, no, you are the one from chancellor that people want to hear from, so this is all you. Go shine.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Giancarlo: Hey.

Billy: Oh, hey. Giancarlo, how are you? Listen, I am glad I ran into you. I want to thank you. The marketing team absolutely killed it tonight. This is really — really, really good stuff. I appreciate it.

Giancarlo: Your podcast division has been kicking butt.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Giancarlo: The numbers for “the grinning soul” look especially good.

Billy: Yeah? Well, hey, who knows who that guy is, but I’m glad to hear that. Have a good night.

Lily: Okay, quick, how do I look?

Devon: You look like a woman who’s ready to take over the world.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Okay, I’m gonna check in the mirror anyway.

Devon: I’ll catch up to you in a bit.

Lily: Okay.

Devon: [ Sighs ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Imani: Nate. Aw, that frown can only mean one thing. You need more imani.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: Is that so?

Imani: Oh, I am in my element. I love everything about tonight.

Nate: Me too. Oh, so, what’s the deal with you and your date?

Imani: Uh…

Nate: Office romance?

Imani: I haven’t decided if he’s worthy of me yet.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: So, are you ready for your big speech?

Nate: Ready as I’ll ever be.

Imani: I’m not sure that’s true.

Nate: Meaning?

Imani: Well, I’ve been thinking about everything we talked about earlier, when you said you thought we were missing out on an opportunity.

Nate: My gut’s still telling me that.

Imani: Then you should listen to it. If you can’t trust your instincts, then what can you trust? You should go ahead and paint that picture you want to paint.

Nate: Really? Even though our fearless leaders disagree?

Imani: [ Sighs ] Tonight was never supposed to be a big tease. People want to hear everything that chancellor-winters has to offer, so you should dazzle the crowd.

Nate: You honestly think that’s a good idea?

Imani: One shot — that is all you get. Show them who we are. Hit ’em with everything you’ve got.

Nate: You know what? You’re right? To hell with holding back. I’m going with my gut.

Imani: That is the most exciting thing I’ve heard all night. I can’t wait to see you make your mark.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: [ Inhales deeply ] [ Sighs ]

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Devon: Alright, so, we’ve taken care of all of the last-minute prs-credential requests, which I think is a great sign that the additional outlets want to send their reporters.

Lily: And what about the changes to the video presentation? Did that get made?

Nate: Not yet. The production team’s working on them now. We should be able to s the revised versions in a couple of hours.

Devon: Good. Hey, billy.

Billy: Hey. Sorry I’m late.

Nate: No problem. I was just giving lily and devon an update on where everything stands for the launch. Looks like legal just gave the all-clear on the final contracts, and all of the footage and music’s been cleared for the promo spots.

Devon: Nice. They cut that pretty close, didn’t they?

Billy: Lily, uh, can I speak to you for a moment, please?

Lily: Uh, can we chat later? There’s a lot to get done before tonight.

Billy: No, I understand that. It’ll just take a second.

Lily: Okay, I’m gonna really need you to focus on the launch instead of on your ex. Can yodo that for me?

Amanda: Now, I know that we told nate that we were good to go, but I wanted to check out contracts one more time, and it looks like we have covered all of our bases.

Imani: Damn, we’re good.

Amanda: Mm-hmm. So now we can move on to the launch party and who you are bringing as your date. You know, I was thinking about that music producer who works with devon, the one that wanted to give you the grand tour. But there’s also the guy from marketing, the one who brought you the cup of coffee. I think that he’s a top contender, hmm?

Imani: Could you be more obvious?

Amanda: What? I just — I want to make sure that you have a good time at the big event.

Imani: No, you want me to focus on anyone other than nate. What are you so afraid of? That I’m gonna cast a spell on elena’s boyfriend and magically woo him into my web? After all, it’s not like she has any reason to feel threatened.

Nikki: I am just sick about this. I keep wondering if the was something we could have done differently. I mean, could we have prevented this?

Victor: Baby —

Nikki: Maybe there was something more that we could have said or done to get through toer to make her realize that she deserves a much better man than ashland.

Victor: Look, you can’t keep on beating yourself up over this.

Nikki: I can’t help it. I just don’t understand why she would choose a relatnship based on completely on lies over her family.

Victor: I don’t understand it any more thanou do.

Nikki: I mean, admittedly, she hasn’t always made the best choices in partners. I mean, there was biy with the gambling and all of that. But she did walk away from him. Why can she not see that this thing with ashland is even worse?

Victor: [ Inhales deeply ] As perplexing to me as it is to you.

Nikki: I just feel like we’re losing our daughter and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ]

Nikki: Hello.

Victoria: Do you know anything about this?

Nikki: Your father commissioned it and put a sh on it.

Victoria: Really?

Nikki: Really. We understand why you destroyed the one at ashland had made for you, but we felt that it needed to be replaced. And, darling, he may have broken your heart, but he certainly hasn destroyed your spirit or your strength of leadership. And that is exactly what that portrait represents.

[ Door opens ]

Nick: I was hoping to catch you before you left town.

Victoria: Because you thought you could talk me out of it? It’s not gonna happen.

Nick: No, that’s not why I’m here. I promise.

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Elena: Ladies. I was just thinking about you two.

Imani: You were?

Elena: Yeah. I was wondering how your mom’s doing.

Amanda: Oh, that is so nice of you to ask. Our mom has actually been following doctor’s orders, and her ib is under control, so i think it’s good news.

>>Lena: It is. I’m glad to hear she’s doing okay.

Amanda: You look ke you hada long night saving lives.

Elena: Very long. It’s been a crazy week at the hospital.

Imani: Mm. I really admire you so much. All the time you put in, you probably never have time for fun.

Elena: Mm, I manage to find the time here and there. But what can I say? I love wt I ha. And long hours are just a part of it.Imani: But I’m sure it was probably easier when you and nate were going through it together.

Elena: Nate is really happy where he’s at, and I’m hpy for him. And that’s what’s important.

Amanda: Spoken like a true partner.

Imani: Speaking of nate’s new career, this is gonna be a big night for him. He’s been working really hard on thisaunch party. But I’m sure he’ll understand if you’re too wiped out to make it. I mean, you — you do look exhausted.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Well, thanks. Believe me, I know how important this is for nate. And I wouldn’t want to miss it. All I need is a quick nap, and I will be just fine.

Imani: That’s really sweet that you are willing to sacrifice for him.

Elena: Oh, going to a party isn’t really a sacrifice. I’m actually looking forward to having a reason to wear a new dress. And constantly meeting new people is one of the things i love most about being at the hospital. So small talk with executives is not a problem for me.

>>Mani ithat’s so great. Well, I guess you’ll be the life of the party. I look forward to seeing you in action.

Elena: See you both tonight. Looking forward to it.

Imani: What?

Billy: I don’t like the way things ended last night.

Lily: This is not the time, billy.

Billy: Lily…

Nate: We are beininung te with calls from members of the financial press. They all want to get the inside track, a sneak peeof wk t we’re planning to unveil tonight.

Devon: That’s great. Keep them guessing.

Nate: You mean keep them guessing for now, but at the event tonight, we’re gonna get into more specifics, right? Because that was the middle-of-the-road approach we agreed upon?

Devon: Yeah, yeah. No, for sure. We’re gonna — we’re gonna tease what we have up and coming, but the focus of the night is gonna be on our overall vision of thfutue . We’re gonna drive home the message of that logo — two companies, two families uniting to carry on amazing legacies.

Nate: I respect those legacies, and I am honored to be a part of this.But I don’t think we should give the impression that this is just a symbolic change.

Devon: Yeah, no, that’s — that’s — that’s not gonna happen.

Nate: I’m not so sure. Listen, I think we need to go bold, capitalize on all of the attention we’ll be getting tonight. We need to give these reporters something juicy they can chew on and run with. We could talk about our upcoming dcast, building anticipation for their premieres. What do you think, lily?

Lily: I actually am gonna agree with devon on this one. I don’t think that we should go into details and that we should focus on the big picture.

[ Cellphone ringing

Devon: Hello? Yeah, hang on one second. Hey, we have an issue. Do you have the editing rundown?

Lily: Oh, yeah.

Nate: You agree with me, right, billy? The business community needs to hear more specifics about what we’re poised to accomplish.

Billy: We’ve had this conversation. I think the ceos have made their wishes clear. Anything else is above my pay grade.

Devon: Hey, I don’t know what to tell you because we need to have the finished product in hours.

Lily: I don’t understand wh the hold-up is.

Billy: I talked to the producer yesterday. They insted that this revision was gonna be done by this afternoon.

Devon: Do you guys need to put more editors on it? ‘Cause if that’s the case, just do it.

Lily: Yeah, whatever it takes to get it done, just do it.Nate: There’s got to be a way we can get them all the resources they need. Let’s figure out a solution.

Nick: I’m not here to interfere. I’m not gonna make that mistake again. I also don’t have any hidden agendas or secret motives. I kn I’m not gonna be able to talk you out of anything because you’ve made it very clear that no one can do that. I just have to accept that, you know, this is what you want. It’s what you need.

Victoria: Thanks.

Nick: I just cannot stand t idea of you leaving town, though, with all this distance between us… with all this anger. Vick, I’m really afraid I’m never gonna see my sister again. We do it every night

Cstalphyllis sends her apologies for not being here. Shwente o visit her son, but is offering spa comps for your team.

Lily: Yeah. Thank you. Phyllis actually already contacted me. Everything’s okay. Abby itaking over, so it’s all under control.

Crystal: She’s in the ballomowaing for you.

Lily: Oka thank you.

Don: So, abby is doing aa favor for yllis?

Billy: Go figure.

Lily: Well, no, it’s — it’s for us. It’s for the launch. I mean, thiss bigger than a feud with phyllis, you know? She cares abt us. Soke the event a success. Don’t worry.

Devon: No, well, it’s very cool that she stepped up like that. It makes me feel good that she’s involved.

Nate: There is so much positivenerg ebuilding around this launch. I mean, the buzz I’m hearing from the P.R. Team, the intense interest from the business community. It’s all starting to sink in, just how big of a deal this is.

Lily: I know. I’m excited.

Devon: Yeah. Your idea’s about to become a reality.

Billy: Congratulations all around.

Devon: We should go and do a sound check, make sure that’s taken care of,here’s no issues. See you.

Billy: Lily. Can we talk?

Lily: Billy, can we please talk later?

Billy: No, beuse cau said some pretty harsh things to me last night, and you’ve been avoiding the conversation ever since.

Lily: I’m not avoiding it. I have a lot going on right now. I don’t have time to talk about victoria.

Billy: Oh, I understand that. You made that clear last night. But I think it’s only fair that I’m able to explain myself.

Lily: Okay, billy, there’s a very simple solution for this. Just l vicetria and ashland go. Respect victoria’s autonomy as a woman and a mother.

Billy: I do.

Lily: No, stop thinking that she’s gonna put your kids’ lives in danger. There’s no need to change the custody agreement. That’s just your excuse to interfere.

Billy: No, that is not what this is about.

Lily: And, honestly, stop trying to think that you can fix victoria’s life. This is why she wants to leave town and cut ties with her family — because everyone is trying to micromanage her choices, which is exactly whatyou’re trying to do.

Victor: You’ve got to stop taking on all of this yourself. Nothing you could have said would have stopped her from cutting ties with her family.

Nikki: I guess I’m just trying to make sense of something that’s totally illogical.

Victor: [ Sighs heavily ] When I spoke with that obnoxious ashland locke last night, he told me there was nothing we could do to stop them. I just wish I had… wiped off that smug smile. But that only would have played into his hands.

Nikki: Might have been worth it.

Victor: Oh, he would have played the victim card. Would have made her feel more sympathetic to him.

Nikki: So, what did he have to say for himself?

Victor: That it was her idea to leave town and that it was our fault for pushing her away.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] You don’t believe that, do you?

Victor: I don’t understand any of this. I mean, how mu encouragement have we given her? But she has always felt that and she has let us know in the past that she didn’t feel we respected her enough. And I think anything we do now will convince her even more.

Nikki: So, then what do we do?

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ]

Nick: You’ve always been such an important part of my life. You know, you’ve understood me the way no one else can. I mean, how could they? They didn’t grow up the way we did. They don’t know at iwhs like to be children of the greatvictorewman, with all the complications and obligations that go along with that.

Victoria: He gave us everything that he didn’t have as a child. But he put a lot of pressure on us.

Nick: Always fighting for his approval competing to the chosen one. The business world was our arena, with the ultimate prize being, you know, newman enterprises. We learned from the best.

Victoria: And we did it well, sometimes together., We did, and newman for a time.

Nick: We were the best team. Yeah, I mean, there were times, obviously, we had some issues with each other. You know, we fought like hell, but what siblings don’t? But we always kn we could turn to each other. And I hope you know that hasn’t changed for me. I’ll always be here for you.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Is this the part where you expect me to say that things I ll do the same. From the very first touch.

Billy: Hey, will you stop, please? Just let me explain, please, because this is not about me being self-important. It’s not about me trying to be a hero. I’m not simply trying to figure out any way I possibly can to stay involved in victoria’s life.

Lily: Are you sure about that?

Billy: Yes. I have legitimate concerns, mostly because I hurt victoria in the past and I continued to do that after she took me back, until she finally had enough and got rid of me.

Lily: No, you’re making this abt you, and victoria would say that it’s not.

Billy: Well, maybe that’s ue, trt I can’t stop worrying about her, especially after erything I put her through. And you’ve got to be honest. It could have massive effects on my kids. You know that.

Lily: Billy, don’t go there, okay? This is not about them. This is about you. Just because you have children with her does not make it okay for you to try to run her fe.Li

Billy: Look, I don’t believe that I am e sath person now as I was when I was with her, but because of that experience, i can see how this whole thing is going to unravel, and I am simply trying to stop her from getting her heart crushed d her whole life derailed because once again she puts too much trust in someone.

Lily: Okay, if she’s making a mistake, it’s her mistake make. Look, I know that it’s hard for you to sit back and just watch this, but it’s not on you to fix it. And I hate that on a day when we should be focusing on the event, we’re talking about victoria.

Billy: Well, the way you say that, it almost makes it sound like you think I might have feelings for her still.

Lily: No, I don’t think that you have feelings for her. I just think that you are way too involved in her life. It goes beyond co-parenting.

Billy: Yeah. It’s a little bit difficult. I mean, we have a big history, you know? I can’t just cut ties like that.

Lily: Oh, you know, I have exes, too, okay? But they don’t cause issues in our relationship.

Bil>>: Yeah, but they don’t live in genoa city.

Lily: Well, you know what? Victoria might leave genoa city. So, is that why you have a problem with this?

Billy: No. This is about her not being able to let go of that monster of a person, okay? That’s what all of this is about.

Lily: Okay. I don’t know how to make this any clearer to you. I am done talking about this. You have to let this go.

Billy: Look, ly, I don’t want any of this to come between us, okay? I don’t want to focus on anyone else but you. And maybe you’re right. Maybe this has just as much to do with me and my own past as it does victoria. And if that is, then I got some work to do. I’m gonna have to come to peace with that and let victoria live helife.

Lily: Okay, well, I know that was hard for you, and i appreciate you hearing me.

Billy: I love you. And I trust you. And I know that you love me, and I know that’s where all of this is coming from. And we both know that I’m a fool. But I would be the world’s biggest fool if I didn’t listen to you.

Imani: But I’m sure he’ll understand if you’re too wiped out to make it. I mean, you — you do look exhausted.

Elena: Mnh. Good god. I do look exhausted.

[ Chuckles ] Ugh. But of course you do. That’s because you are exhausted. You actually do your work instead of sitting around plotting and scheming.

[ Sighs, chucks ] Why am I letting her get to me?Phone ringing ] Hello? You’ve got to be kidding me. Ugh. Oh, I can’t believe this.

Amanda: Hey, imani, was that dig at elena absolutely necessary?She just got off her shift.

Imani: [ Chuckles ] Well, you were the one who sd shailooked like shead a hong nighT. And she did. I know if I were elena, the last thing I’d feel like doing is putting on a pair of heels and plastering on a phony smile for my boyfriend, no matter how fine he is.

[ Laughs ] Look at you, getting all word up and worried about me. Don’t trip. This is gonna be a great night.

Amanda: [ Shs ]Ig

Imani: Ooh! Well, what do you know? Right on time. It’s my dateor tonight, giancarlo om marketing.

Amanda: Oh, wow. Well, I thought I was right about him. Why didn’t you tell me?

Imani: I was just waiting for him to confirm. So you can relax. Elena has nothing to worry about.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Crystal: Devon and nate are in the ballroom.

Lily: Thank you, crystal.

Nikki: The idea that she will find happiness with the man who deceived her is ridiculous.

Victor: Just so damn painful to watch her go through all this, knowing full well this will cause nothing but heartache.

Nikki: [ Voice breaking ] Victor, we c’t lan her walk out of our lives.

Victor: But, sweetheart, what are we supposed to do? Shhas to get out of this trance by herself, you know, let this play out.

Nikki: I don’t know if I can do that.

Victor: [ Sighs ] We’re gonna have to let her go.

Nikki: Brea[ Ing heavily ] Okay everyone,

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Nate: I’m telling you, imani, tonight’s gonna be big. The displays in the ballroom look even better than i expected.

Imani: Yeah, you did an amazing job, nate. You should be so proud.

Nate: I am. It’s exactly what lily and devon wanted.

Imani: Mm.

Nate: But I can’t help feeling like tonight could be a real misseopportunity. Or, to be more precise, we may not be capitalizing on the opportunity we have in front of us.

Imani: What do you mean?

Nate: We have some really innovative, exciting initiatives in the works. But devon wants to focus on the big picture and the family legacy and not get into very many specifics.

Imani: Okay. So, if it were up to you, how would you handle it?

Nate: This is the time to show the world exactly what the merged companies are actually going to do. We need to let the business community see how we’re gonna innovate and druptis

Imani: Mm. I like it a lot. I assume you ran this past devon and li?

Nate: Well, devon wants to take the “let ’em ke gueeping” approach, and lily wouldn’t even consider the alternative. I even tried to get billy to back me up, but he’s taking the “go along to get along” approach.

Imani: Mm. Not your style at all. And not how big things get accomplished.

[ Tablet cses ]

Victoria: The truth is I’m just really red of the constant attacks and judgment of evything that I do.

[ Sighs ] I just wish that you would understand why I’m doing this and why I’m making this move.

Nick: Look, I can’t lie to you. I’m worried. If you leave town, you’re turning your back on this family who loves you very, very much, vick. And I’m afraid ashland’s gonna wind up hurting you again.

Victoria: You don’t know that. You’re just jumping to the worst conclusions.

Nick: I really hope that doesn’t happen. I hope this works out exactly the way you want it to. But you know I’m gonna worry because of who aland is and everything he’s done and all the games he’s played.

[ Sighs ] But when it comes to our personal lives, we have always shown up for each other. We’ve helped each other thugh the most terrible, awful things you could ever imagine.

Victoria: That’s all I’m asking you to do now.

Nick: Well, our relationship is more than just that because wee supported each other’s choice whether they were good or bad. And I can’t say the same for the rest of the family. You remember how badly mom didn’t want me to marry sharon?

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Vividly.

Nick: But you knew how happy she made me. That’s all that mattered. Itas wy choice, even though i knew you had a lot of issues with her. The same way it was with billy. Dad ted you two being together, but I knew it was your choice to make. It’s your life.

Victoria: Yes. And this is my life now. And I choose ashland. Are you gonna support me now?

Nick: [ Sighs ] Of course I will. But I’m never gonna understa why you’re doing this. And I will always protect you and support you and defend you. Because you’re my sister and i love yound that’s never gonna change.

Nikki: I can’t believe we’re just gonna sit here and watch victoria walk away with ashland locke.

Victor: Sweetheart, what else can we do?

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Even if she does come to rlize that she made a terrible mistake, I worry that her pride will keep her from admitting it. I mean, it could be that he ends up not just breaking her heart, but breaking her spirit, as well.

Victor: Have you forgotten how tough our daughter is? She will get through this.

Nikki: And what if she can never find it in her heart to forgive us?

Victor: [ Sighs ] In the end, she will realize — she has to realize that we have only always wanted what’s best for her. Think all the support I’ve given her — and you. She’ll realize that she’ll be welcome with open arms by us. She mustnow that, deep in her heart.

Nikki: That day can’t come soon enough.

Victor: But, you know… I think I have an idea of what will speed up her decision to come back home.

Nikki: Oh, there’s the victor newman I know and love. Please tell me what you’re thinking.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] No matter who you are,

Lily: Abby has done such a great job. I am so happy this event is in her hands.

Billy: Yeah, and because she’s taking care of the party, that means you two can focus on introducing chancellor-winters to the world and enjoying the night. Look, this is it, you two. This is — this is your moment.

Lily: Hey, it’s our moment.

Devon: No, guys, this night belongs to all of us.

Nate: This night also belongs to our talented and tenacious legal team. You two should be proud of all you’ve done to get us to the finish line.

Amanda: Thank you, nate. It was challenging, but also a joy.

Imani: Okay, let’s save all the compliments and the pats on the backs for later. We havthe whole night ahead of us to toast to all of our amazing talents.

Devon: Yes, we do. Speaking of, it’s getting pretty late. We should get home and get ready for the event.

Amanda: Yes, we do, and you need to practice your speech.

Devon: Oh, I know it already. I’m good. What about you?

Nate: You know it.

Devon: Yeah?

Nate: Ah.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Here we go again. That’s the P.R. Team. Excuse me.

Billy: Okay, I know you want to head back to the office, so, uh, I’ll meet you there.

Ly: Where are you going?

Billy: I won’t be long.

Victoria: Thank you, nicholas. Thank you so much for loving me and for caring about me. It means so much to me. I’m just so glad that you don’t want this anger and this distance to continue between us.

Nick: Well, it wouldn’t be the same without you in my life.

Victoria: I wish that you could share this excitement with me. I mean, I’m — I’m starting a new chapter on my own, away from the family.

[ Sighs ] I just wish that everybody else could understand that I need a little air, a little room to breathe so I canhart my own path.

Nick: Yeah. Sounds exciting.

Victoria: I mean, in a way, it’s like I’m beginning a new life. And I want to be able to share all of the news that I have with you.

Nick: Well, I hope you know you can, uh — you can call me, text me.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: Hell, send a carrier pigeon. Whatever you want, whenever you want.

Victor: Victoria can take a break from our family because she knows damn well that we will welcome her back with open arms. But that does not apply to the company.

Nikki: I’m listening.

Victor: A company she has poured her heart and soul into. It was always her dream to become ceo of newman enterprises.

Nikki: A dream she seems content to walk away from.

Victor: But I know our daughter.

Nikki: So, tell me. What are you tnkinhi

Victor: I’m gonna make a very splashy announcement as to who will run the company as ceo, and that new ceo… will be her brother adam.

Nikki: Go on.

Victor: But you will stay on as co-ceo and rein him in whenever you deem that necessary.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] No, no. I should step down from co-ceo and go back to my old position as coo. That way, I can keep an eye on things without diluting the impact of your decision.

Victor: You’re thinking like a businesswoman, baby. I like that. Once our daughter finds out th her brother adam is nning the business… it’ll be too much for her to bear. To help prevent eeding gums,

Nate: Hey, babe. We should start getting ready.

Elena: I’ve actually got some bad news. You’re gonna be flying solo tonight.

Nate: What?

Elena: I am so sorry, but two doctors called in sick. I have to go to the hospital tonight.

Nate: And there’s no one else who can cover?

Elena: Believe me, I tried, but there’s not really anything I can do. M soi’ummed I’m gonna miss yo biguright.

Nate: No, no. It’s — don’t worry. It’s not your fault. I — it’s just part of being a doctor.

Elena: Yeah, but I’m still disappointed. I an [Sighs] I wanted to be there to support you and devon and lily and…everyone else and show them how proud I am of you.

Nate: I already know that. So does devon and lily. Why do you care what anyone else thinks?

Elena: I don’T. Okay, I ran into amanda and imani at the coffeehouse earlier and I made this whole big thing about how excited i was to go to the party tonight and now I’m not even gonna be there.

Nate: Oh. Okay. So you’re disappointed you won’t be spending timeith imani. Hmm. That’s a first.

Elena: Yeah, well, she, on the other hand, will be thrilled to know that you’re going to the party alone.

Nate: Come on. She’s as invested in making the launch of chancellor-winters a suess as much as I am. She’ll be focused on work.

Elena: Yeah, if you say so.

Nate: And without you there, all I’ll be thinking about is busine.

Elena: Now, that I do believe.

Nate: I’ll miss you like crazy tonight. But maybe when you get home after your shift, we can have our own little private celebration.

Elena: Mm.

Amanda: There. Perfect.

Devon: Yeah?

Amanda: Mhmm. Now you are ready for your big night.

Devon: Oh, thank you very much.

Amanda: I’m glad th we, um, have some time to talk before all the festivities.

Devon: I know. Me too.

Amanda: I want you to know that I’m really proud of you. You know, everything that you’ve accomplished, first with hamilton-winters and now expanding your vision of this family business. You talk about neil a lot. And I know that he is smiling down, watching you and lily build this amazing company together.

Devon: Thank you for saying that. You kn you’re a very big part of it, too.

Amanda: Mm.

Devon: Well, you are. Look how far you and I have come since we met.

Amanda: Yeah, we have come a long way.

[ Both laugh ] Who would have thought?

Devon: Now we’re living together. Now we’re working together. And we are about to embark on this new adventure together.

Amanda: I can’t wait.

Devon: Me neither. You know what?

Amanda: What?

Devon: I think tonight is gonna change everything.

Billy: Okay, whatever you’re woing rk, put a pin on it ’cause it’time to celebrate. Your dream is about to come — come on.

Lily: [ Laughs ]

Billy: Are you — look at yoU. My gosh, you are beautiful, and I am the luckiest man in the world. D haan I told you just how proud I am of you lately?

Lily: Well, no, not nearly enough.

Billy: Ah.

Lily: No, but seriously, I know that you say that I could

thidojob without you, which is true…

Billy: [ Chuces ]

Lily: …But it would be lot harder and a hell of a lot more boring.

Billy: Oh, yeah. We don’t do boring.

Lily: No.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Got you a little something.

Lily: Oh.

[ Laughing ] What?

Billy: It’s just a little something so you never forget tonight.

Lily: [ Gasps ] Oh, my god. It’s beautiful.

Billy: Yeah. It’s an amethyst. It represents faithful love, and that’s us.

Lily: Wow.

>>Illy: And thats to ihow you just how much I love you and to show you how much my commitment is to you.

Lily: I love it. And love you.

Billy: I meanevery word i said to you earlier. I love you more than I can ever say, and I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize what we have. So I’m letting go of the past and I’m gonna focus on my future with you.

Lily: Tha younkor prioritizing us. I know that’s a big step.

Billy: Yeah, it is. But tonight is about the realization of a visio the future of a united family enterprise…and us.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: Our future together. Tonight is going to change everything.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Next week on

“the young and the restless”…

Summer: No need to call anybody because I already know the perfect person to run marchetti.

Kyle: You do? Who?

Summer: My brilliant husband.

Ashley: Please ask anything you want. Our lives are open books.

Devon: Where’s your coo?

Billy: Oh, she has arrived!

Devon: Jill!

Billy: Hey, the party begins.

Devon: So good to see you!

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Victor: You think it’s gonna be that easy? That you are gonna get what you want? Think again.

Ashland: Victoria’s the one who’s getting what she wants.

Victor: You’re not gonna get away with this. You will not take my daughter away from her home.

Ashland: I’m not taking her away. She’s coming with me. Victoria is leaving genoa city of her own volition. She is aware of my mistakes and she wants to be with me anyway. That is love.

Victor: That is bull. She will soon become aware that you’re nothing but a human parasite. As I’ve always suspected you were.

Ashland: Always?

Victor: Always. Don’t you think I checked up on you? Don’t you think I learned about the fact that you assumed your dead friend’s identity and stole a woman’s fortune to build your empire? You thought I was that naive? The one thing I regret, ashland locke, is that I allowed my wife to call the damn ambulance when you suffered a heart attack in my living room. I should’ve let you croak.

Victoria: I am telling you, I’m starting over for myself, nobody else.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Yeah, that doesn’t make sense because why would you leave newman enterprises at the peak of your success?

Victoria: Oh, come on. You know there’s more to life than succeeding at your job.

Billy: Oh, I would love it if you actually believed that. But right now, I want at least a thread of truth from you.

Victoria: I’m trying.

Billy: Really? What does ashland locke have to do with you running out of town?

Victoria: Look, I can’t lie to you. Ashland is integral to my decision.

Billy: Okay. Look, if you are embarrassed because you think people are talking about you around town, blaming you for half of his crimes, that’s not what’s happening, okay? Nobody blames you. You don’t let him run you out of town like this, if that’s what’s happening.

Victoria: Billy, stop. Stop talking. That’s not it.

Billy: Then what is it, vick? Why are you leaving?

Victoria: Ashland has shown remorse, and he’s shown me how much he loves me and how strong his love is, and I…I’ve forgiven him. We’re leaving together.

Chelsea: Huh. You have enough time to go for a run in the middle of the day. How nice.

Adam: It’s extremely nice.

Chelsea: Mm, yeah, sure it is. I get my cardio dashing between connor’s practices and playdates, my office, meetings.

Adam: Well, I’m happy to handle more pick-ups and drop-offs, or we could have him spend more time at the ranch if you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Chelsea: No, that’s okay. No, just a half-day at school today, so the logistics became a little more complicated, that’s alL. But connor’s at soccer practice right now if you want to stop by.

Adam: Yeah, I would like that. I’ll — I’ll stop over there.

Chelsea: I’m sure he’d love to see you. He can show off his new moves. Hey, do you know what a classic elastico is?

Adam: I have no idea.

Chelsea: Yeah, neither do I.

[ Chuckles ] Apparently connor’s perfected it.

[ Ghs si he seems to love his new coach, though. I think he reminds connor a lot of rey.

Adam: Chelsea, are you alright? Last time I saw you, you were kind of on edge.

Chelsea: I’m not falling apart, if that’s what you’re afraid of.

Sally: Summer.

Summer: Sally.

Sally: I heard that the newest star at marchetti was gracing genoa city with a visit. I’m surprised you were able to get away. Must be a pretty busy time.

Summer: It is. You’ve certainly had a meteoric rise after being kicked to the curb by lauren.

Sally: Yeah, well, always been resilient.

Summer: I was the first to admit that I really liked the wedding dress that you designed for my aunt victoria, but i could’ve never imagined that you’d be able to ride the train of that gown all the way to the coo’s office at newman media. What a stroke of luck.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] It wasn’t luck. It’s ambition — something that you and I both have a lot of, wouldn’t you say?

Jack: I keep seeing you at all my favorite spots.

Diane: Mm, it’s almost like i live in genoa city.

Jack: You really are here for the duration, aren’t you?

Diane: I’m here as long as kyle wants me to be, and our son has made it abundantly clear that I’m welcome. So why don’t you make yourself comfortable? Join me.

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Adam: I’m not worried about you going off the deep end. I just — I know the signs when you’re trouble. I know it’s a stressful time. You’re working on a new line with chloe at fenmore’s —

Chelsea: Okay, okay, I’m gonna stop you right there. You don’t have to be so patronizing. I’m not troubled. Working with lauren and chloe has been a dream. There’s no ego, no in-fighting, no fear of getting stabbed in the back.

Adam: Oh, so, in other words, unlike your last employer.

Chelsea: Exactly. It helps me get out of bed in the morning.

Adam: Well, I’m — I’m glad to hear that. I know that it’s a lot of work, and doing something enjoyable can put just as much pressure on you as dealing with something difficult, and you’re dealing with both. You know, rey’s death was a shock, so I’m worried about you and connor.

Chelsea: And connor? Are you implying you don’t trust me around our son?

Adam: Chelsea, no, I’m not saying that. I know that you always putnnor fst. I’m just acknowledging that this is a tough time for you both. And I know how much connor liked rey, and we’re helping him get through this time. I just want to make sure that you’re taking time for yourself, that’s all.

Chelsea: It’s never just “that’s all” with you, adam. You always have an agenda, and i don’t need you to worry about me, okay? Because I’ve been taking care of myself my whole life.

Adam: Why are you being like this?

Chelsea: Being like what? I’m just saying, I don’t need your help during this difficult time. That’s all.

Adam: Chelsea, I’m just trying to make sure that you’re okay, alright?

Kyle: Is there a problem?

Billy: How do you forgive ashland locke for everything that he’s done?

Victoria: Gosh, I don’t know. I guess I’ve had a lot of practice. I’ve forgiven you many, many times.

Billy: Right, so you’re comparing your ex-husband, the one who lied to you for months about having cancer, to me? You think that’s fair?

Victoria: You know, billy, i thought that you of all people would understand. I mean, your podcast is all about redemption. You are all about giving people second chances right now, aren’t you?

Billy: Well, when ashland locke stole his best friend’s identity, then falsified a dying woman’s will, I think he ran out of second chances.

Victoria: Well, you know what? I believe that there is room for forgiveness when someone shows true contrition, which is exactly what ashland has done.

Billy: I mean, after everything he’s done? I have no idea what that would even look like. But what bothers me more is this hold that he has on you. That you would be willing to leave everything you have, your family, your company, including johnny and katie behind.

Victoria: Hold on a second. What are you saying?

Billy: What are you gonna say to the kids, vick? “Mommy’s leaving town with the man that’s been lying to her for months”?

Victoria: They don’t know about that, billy. As far as they’re concerned, we’ve been together this whole time. And they will always have a home with me. I will never, ever leave them behind.

Billy: Where are you going? Is it close by?

Victoria: Ashland and I would like to have a chance to get settled without you and my family monitoring our every move, so I will let you know where we land.

Billy: That’s very kind of you. You’ll let me know. And you expect me to sign off on johnny and katie leaving everything they know here to run off god knows where with ashland locke? That’s not gonna happen, victoria. I don’t want my kids anywhere near that monster.

Ashland: You can try to pull all the strings and control victoria’s life, but you cannot control her heart. Love triumphs over everything.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Coming from you, that’s hilarious, man. It’s not love. You don’t even know the first thing about that. It’s a manipulative sham to convince my daughter to substitute the real thing.

Ashland: You know, I have to admit, I had given up. After the restraining order, i thought there was nothing left for me here in genoa city.

Victor: That was the idea.

Ashland: But then victoria came to me and told me she still loves me. Now, I can’t take all the credit for winning her back. Her loyalty to you and to the rest of her family runs deep, but, victor [Sighs] You blew it. You drove her away with your iron fist and your draconian methods, your conviction that only father knows best and your complete lack of respect for her intelligence and her independence. You tried to control every aspect of her life, and that’s what drove her back into my arms. Now, you can rant and rail against me all you want, but you need to know this — you have no one to blame but yourself.

Victor: You’re a hell of a talker, ashland. You’re good at that. But this is not over.

Meet ron.

Jack: So many options. Abby keeps changing the menu.

Diane: Mm, well, everything I’ve had here so far has been good.

Jack: To my mind, this is the best restaurant in town.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Whatever happened to gloria’s? I remember she was really proud of that place.

Jack: Glo-worm? Mercifully, it burned to the ground. Though they did have a dover sole with cream and capers that was pretty memorable.

Diane: Jack, we can do better than this.

Jack: What do you mean?

Diane: Menus, restaurants. What, are you gonna ask me about the weather next? We don’t need to make small talk. We have a son. We have a grandson. We have history together.

Jack: Most of it unpleasant. Come on, we can’t exactly walk down memory lane together without smashing into a boulder or two.

Diane: Fine. We can just sit here in silence.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Or I could tell you about harrison and all the little things he does that reminds me of kyle.

Jack: You can’t really see that many resemblances. You haven’t spent that much time with him.

Diane: Well, that’s true, but I hope to fix that. He’s just so cute. Oh, come on, doesn’t he remind you of kyle as a boy?

Jack: [ Sighs ] The other day, I came home from work and harrison was so happy to see his grandpa jack. I’d had a tough day at the office, and suddenly everything was bright and…he shared his lemonade with me and asked me if I wanted my own cookie.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: He’s a pretty great kid.

Diane: See? That’s what I told you. He’s kind and generous, just like kyle.

Adam: There is no problem, kyle. Just talking to chelsea about our son.

Chelsea: I appreciate your concern, but everything’s okay.

Kyle: Glad to hear it.

Adam: Well, you must be extra vigilant these days. Protecting harrison must be foremost in your mind.

Kyle: Yeah, things have gotten a bit unpleasant.

Adam: Well, you can relax now, ’cause locke’s leaving town. Looks like that restraining order that victor facilitated worked.

Kyle: Are you sure? I haven’t heard anything about it.

Adam: I know for a fact that locke is on his way out of genoa city.

Kyle: Forgive me if I don’t consider everything you say to be gospel, adam.

Chelsea: Wise man.

Kyle: Looks like you were in the middle of a run. Don’t let us interrupt you.

Chelsea: The nanny’s gonna bring connor home after his scrimmage, so if you want to see him, you should go now.

Adam: I will. Maybe we can catch up later.

Kyle: You sure you’re alright?

Chelsea: Yeah. Yeah, that was just a couple of exes arguing over their kid. Adam can’t help being adam, you know? He is who he is. He can be a lot, but I have years of practice, so…

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Well, I guess connor’s wellbeing is the most important thing.

Chelsea: Yeah, adam is a good dad. Connor is his priority.

Kyle: That’s great to hear, ’cause being a father is my top priority as well.

Chelsea: Of course, and it’s so great. I mean, you and harrison back in town, and summer, too.

Kyle: Thanks. I hope I wasn’t overstepping.

Chelsea: No, not at all. I appreciate the interruption, actually. Can I thank you with a coffee for your chivalry?

Kyle: I could use some caffeine.

Chelsea: That’d be good.

Kyle: Yeah.

Chelsea: Shall we?

Kyle: Mm.

Sally: You know, we don’t need to get into a blow-by-blow of our career trajectories. Too many details.

Summer: You mean like you conspiring with tara locke to drive me out of town and away from kyle?

Sally: Yeah, mm-hmm, that’s one example.

Summer: You know, I can’t help but wonder if your ambition — as you referred to it — your ascension to coo of newman media has anything to do with you sleeping with the boss.

Sally: My point is, just think about how amazing it is that everything worked out. Both of us ended up right where we belong, doing what we love, our dream jobs with our dream guys. Genoa city.

Summer: I know you liked that I was on a different continent.

Sally: You wanted to be the creative director of marchetti. That is where they’re located, so you have to go where the work is, right?

Summer: You’re right. I was destined to be at marchetti, regardless of how i ended up getting the position. But milan was never where I was supposed to be. My home is genoa city. And I’m back for good.

Sally: You’re quitting your dream job?

Summer: No. We’re relocating marchetti to genoa city.

Victoria: Johnny and katie are off at boarding school, so their lives are not going to be immediately disrupted. And besides that, it’s not your call. We have joint custody.

Billy: Yeah, well, that agreement is based on the two of us living in the same city.

Victoria: Well, then it’s a minor adjustment. Divorced people relocate all the time. I will file a motion with the court and tell them that I’m moving out of ate. It’s not a big deal.

Billy: No, it is a big deal, ’cause I will fight that motion. I’m not letting you take our kids away from genoa city.

Victoria: Do you really think that I would do anything to put johnny and katie in danger?

Billy: No, I never thought you would do anything to put johnny and katie in danger. You always put them first, which is why this is so stunning, because you’re not thinking rationally. Ashland locke is a threat to our kids.

Victoria: Ashland would never do anything to harm them. They love him, and he loves them.

Billy: You know kyle and summer took out a restraining order to keep him away from harrison. You know that, right? So I’m not the only one that thinks he poses a threat.

Victoria: Yes, billy, I know. I heard all about it. I know. My father, he orchestrated the whole thing. He pulled some strings to get the judge to sign the paperwork. Believe me, that was the last straw for me.

Billy: Well, unfortunately for you, that court order is now public record, so good luck on trying to find a court to ignore it.

Victoria: Since when have you become such a fan of my father’s methods?

Billy: Got to do what you got to do to protect your kids, right?

Victoria: You know what? I did not come here to ask you for permission anyway. I came here to tell you, as a courtesy, what my plans are.

Billy: And you expect me to sign off and let you walk away, taking our kids with you?

Victoria: I expect you to be rational, to not want to put them through a tug-of-war, but i guess my expectations were too high.

Billy: Victoria. Victoria, you are making a mistake. Ashland locke crossed a line, a line that no one should cross or be allowed back from. He is going to hurt you again. You know that.

Victoria: Billy, I’m a grown woman.

Billy: Right, so you’re a grown woman. You can make your own mistakes. Good for you. But I am not gonna let your bad choices affect my children. I will fight you on this. Wipes. Wipes. Wipes.

Summer: Oh, you don’t seem happy to hear our news.

Sally: No, I’M…just surprised. But good for you, summer. You deserve it.

Summer: I can’t wait. It’s gonna be really fun. I’ll have full creative control of a fashion house, a loving husband, our adorable son, and a full life in my hometown, surrounded by friends and family. Turns out you really can have it all.

Sally: Yeah, guess you can.

[ Indistinct speaking ]

Summer: Speaking of which. Are you okay?

Sally: Yeah, fine. Never better.

Kyle: Hi, hi.

Chelsea: Hello, sally.

Sally: Chelsea.

Kyle: What’s going?

Summer: We were just getting re-acquainted.

Kyle: Mm.

Summer: Sally, you suddenly seem so skittish. Is something wrong?

Sally: You know what? I actually have to get going. Can’t sit around all day, chit-chatting. Have a lot to do at the office with all my responsibilities. Have to run, but it was really great to see you all. And let me know if your little fashion house needs a push from the giant media conglomerate adam and I run. I’d be glad to help.

Summer: Chelsea, it’s so good to see you, and I’m glad you guys came when you did. You rescued me.

Chelsea: Aw, well, there seems to be a lot of that going on today.

Jack: I said, “harrison, there are no frogs allowed in the house. Do you have one in your pocket?” He shakes his head, he looks at me like I’m crazy for even suggesting it. I said, “can I see what’s in your pocket?” He pulls out a frog. I said, “what is that?” He says, “it’s the tiniest dinosaur in the whole world.”

Diane: [ Laughs ] Aww. I can’t wait for him to get to know his deedee. I remember the early years of kyle’s life so well. And I realize that’s because I — I did miss a lot of his childhood, but the memories I do have I replayed over and over again.

Jack: Yeah, I’m sure.

Diane: And now that we’ve reconnected, I’ve noticed that kyle has inherited your sense of wonder.

Jack: What?

Diane: Yes, I see it in the way he plays with harrison. The same way you did with him when he was a boy. It warms my heart, truly. You know, we didn’t have a lot of time as co-parents, but we did have some good days when kyle was little. Oh, I remember when you brought over your childhood toys to entertain him.

[ Both laugh ]

Jack: I remember that.

Diane: Yeah. You were built for fatherhood, jack. I saw it in the joy in your face as you shared your favorites and making memories with your son.

Jack: It’s funny, the joy i get now is watching kyle do the same thing with harrison.

Diane: Oh, and we also had some good times by the pool.

Jack: Oh, kyle loved the water.

Diane: Oh, yeah, and phyllis was always lurking around in the background, keeping her eye on me, making sure I wasn’t honing in on her territory. Oh, I — I guess that’s one of those memory lane boulders you were talking about.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Thanks for coming by to meet with me here. I hope I didn’t keep you waiting.

Victor: What is so important you wanted to discuss?

Adam: Well, in light of victoria’s decision, I think that we should talk. You know, if she’s to run off with locke…

Victor: It’s not a question of “if.” I just ran into that son of a bitch. She is leaving with him.

Adam: So there haven’t been any new developments?

Victor: Not that I know of.

Adam: Well, there are a couple of positives. He’s out of newman and he’s leaving town.

Victor: Yeah. He’s leaving with victoria. The guy’s latching onto her like a leech. She’s just lost all her senses. Now she’s gonna leave this company, leave our family.

[ Sighs ] It’s just the whole thing is inconceivable to me. I’m gonna get that bastard if it’s the last thing I do. -Fixed. -That’s my son.

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Jack: You even bringing up phyllis proves this was a mistake to join you.

Diane: Jack, please.

Jack: Our history is too fraught to have pleasant conversation, as I predicted.

Diane: I apologize. I — I didn’t realize that bringing up phyllis would upset you like this.

Jack: Oh, it’s a lot more than that, and you know it. Reminiscing about that period of our lives is going to set off emotional fireworks of all kinds.

Diane: You’re right. I…I was out of line back then, but I —

Jack: We don’t need to go through all that.

Diane: No, no, let me say this.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry for who I was and what I did. For taking kyle away so that you missed quality time with your son during his formative years. For — for abandoning you so that you had to raise him alone. For being petty and unkind and selfish. I’m sorry that I wasn’t stronger and braver in how I handled things. You deserved better than that. Jack, I have so many regrets and I have so many amends to make to all the people that I’ve wronged. But you have to believe, you are at the top of that list.

[ Sighs ]

Summer: So what other rescuing has been going on today?

Kyle: Chelsea’s just being nice about me butting in on what was none of my business.

Chelsea: That is not true. Your husband walked in on adam and I having a discussion, which quickly could have escalated into an ugly argument if kyle hadn’t shown up.

Summer: I bet things are tricky with adam these days.

Chelsea: Oh, things are always tricky with adam.

Summer: I have a feeling that there’s something more to it. When you guys interrupted the two of us, sally was clearly intimidated by you.

Chelsea: She has everything she could want right now. She couldn’t possibly be intimidated by me. Or could she?

Summer: Well, I’m guessing she did something to blow up newman fashion, which is such a shame, ’cause I really wanted to see what you and chloe were gonna do.

Chelsea: It actually wasn’t her fault that it shut down. That was a corporate decision when newman/locke bought newman media.

Summer: But still, it couldn’t have been easy working with sally.

Chelsea: I mean, it wasn’t all bad. Most of our arguments were usually about where we should put our focus.

Summer: Let me guess — her focus was on adam.

Chelsea: I don’t want to gossip.

Summer: But…

Chelsea: But she was the worst person you would ever want to work with. I mean, everything became about her. And then once she got her claws into adam, who was the boss, it all just became very uncomfortable.

Summer: I’m not surprised. She is a world-class opportunist.

Chelsea: Yep. But I don’t want to bad-mouth her. Let’s just say I am a lot happier working with chloe on our own to produce an exclusive line for fenmore’S.

Adam: Look, I understand why you’re so upset. You have invested a lot of time and energy and love into victoria. You’ve groomed her to take over the company, only to see her self-destruct. I mean, she’s been given every opportunity, and she’s just throwing it away.

Victor: Yeah. You know…I’ve only always wanted…what’s best for my children. I raised you all to be strong and self-possessed adults.

Adam: Of course. And yet, victoria, she’s lost her way. I know that has to be the most painful thing for you. You know, it’s always been clear to me and everybody else that you have viewed her as the heir apparent, so I know this has got to be an especially hard reckoning.

Victor: Yep.

Adam: And I’m not saying that out of self-interest. I’m not trying to take a jab at victoria. You know, after all, I’m the one that made the deal with locke, so I’ve done my part to get rid of the guy. But her decision to walk away from the family and the company after all these attempts to help her to be viewed as unwelcome meddling, I just — I don’t know how we reach her.

Victor: You know…I’m coming around to your way of thinking.

Adam: She’s headstrong. It’s usually a gift, but in her case, it seems to be a curse.

Victor: I just can’t get through to her, to make her realize that if she walks off with that son of a bitch and marries him, god forbid, it’ll have consequences. What if she fails? Comes back a broken woman? Your sister’s getting involved in something that may be irreparable. An irreversible mistake. Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

Summer: So you and chloe are happy with your partnership at fenmore’s?

Chelsea: Totally. Lauren has been wonderful to us.

Summer: When is the new line dropping? Have you settled on a price point yet? Are you doing all of the designing yourself or are you collaborating with fenmore’s in-house team?

Chelsea: This is starting to feel like an interview. What’s going on?

Kyle: Go ahead. You can tell her.

Summer: Jabot is buying marchetti. We’re relocating headquarters to genoa city.

Chelsea: Wow, that’s huge. Summer, that’s so exciting for you.

Summer: I know. We are so happy that everything is finally falling into place. But kyle and I were thinking about a collaboration between fenmore’s and marchetti.

Kyle: Especially when you consider we will own all of marchetti and jabot will own almost 50% of fenmore’S. Makes for greater profit margins.

Summer: Lauren’s on the board, so she knows that jabot is acquiring marchetti, but we haven’t talked to her yet about fenmore’s being an exclusive distributor, so this is just between us.

Chelsea: Of course. Of course, but why are you asking about the design side and process?

Summer: I just wanted to get a feel for things. It’s been a while since I worked in fashion in genoa city, and you are at the heart of it.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ] Well, I’m intrigued. I love the idea of possibly working with you. Both of you.

Jack: Thank you.

Diane: Thank you. And thank you for joining me today. I’ve been spending a lot of my time alone. Guess I’m no one’s idea of a fun lunch companion.

Jack: It’s got to be pretty lonely.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Maybe. But it’s honest. Back in la, I hid my past. I was living a lie. I — I couldn’t get close to anybody because of it. And here in genoa city, I am dodging grenades, but I have to earn my conversations and my companionship. I have to face the damage that I’ve done, head on.

Jack: That is your mission.

Diane: Yeah. It’s going to take a while, i think. But being here with you today and talking about kyle and harrison and being open about my past, it…

[ Exhales sharply ] …Almost makes me feel normal. And gives me hope for my future. I have you to thank for that.

Lily: Hey. Everything is falling into place. The launch is gonna go off without a hitch. The pr team is doing great. We’re gonna get a ton of media coverage. I’m really happy with their work.

Billy: Yeah, that’s great. Everybody’s doing a great job.

Lily: Are you okay? Something happen?

Billy: Victoria was just here, and she informed me that she’s leaving newman and genoa city.

Lily: What? Why would she do that?

Billy: Because she’s forgiven ashland locke and she’s fleeing town with the man. The man that lied to her for months about dying from cancer in order to get control of her company. And he has now somehow convinced her that he is sorry for his mistakes, and she’s not only accepting of that but she’s fleeing town with him to start over, abandoning her entire life here. I don’t understand any of it.

Lily: Yeah, I don’t either, but I thought you decided to take a step back and let her family deal with it. I thought you realized that she can live her life the way that she wants to.

Billy: Yeah, that’s fine. But this is different. I mean, this is everything i feared. This affects my kids. She’s taking them god knows where, living under the same roof as ashland locke. I’m not okay with that. I don’t want my kids anywhere near that monster.

Lily: Okay, honestly? Enough is enough.

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Adam: Maybe victoria won’t fail.

Victor: Of course she will. There’s no future success involving ashland locke, i promise you.

Adam: That may be true. But she might surprise us all. She’s giving up a lot, but she is resourceful and she is smart. She could find a way to flourish out of your shadow. And who knows? Maybe this is her destiny — start over. In fact, maybe it’s an opportunity for everybody. Maybe this is a reset for the entire family. Maybe we could get out of the roles that we’ve been set in for so long and we can become something greater.

Victor: Maybe so.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: I am ready to go.

Victoria: Me too.

Ashland: Looks like you’re traveling light.

Victoria: Yeah, I know, but, well, once we get settled in new york, I’ll just send for the rest of my things.

Ashland: Mm. You’re sure about this?

Victoria: Absolutely, I’m sure. Why do you ask me that?

Ashland: Well, your father stopped by for a visit. His fury was something to behold.

Victoria: Did he intimidate you?

Ashland: No. Not at all. It was sad, though, I think. You see, I’ve been emboldened by your love, but I also understand what it means to lost that love and the pain it can cause. That’s what I saw in your father’s eyes. He’s afraid he’s going to lose his beloved daughter.

Victoria: Well, he’s the one that drove me away.

Ashland: That’s exactly what I told him. And at some level, I think he knows that. But, victoria, as angry as you are at your father right now, your connection to your family runs deep. Victor’s gonna take advantage of that.

Victoria: That’s why we need to leave now. I just — I want to start somewhere fresh, outside of my father’s reach.

Ashland: I agree. I just want you to understand this is gonna be difficult.

Victoria: I understand that. I do, and I’m ready for it. The only problem that I have right now is billy. Turns out that he wants to fight me on custody.

Ashland: See, we talked about this. I can’t let you risk losing your kids.

Victoria: It’s okay. Billy does not have a leg to stand on, and I’ll fight him back twice as hard. I just — I hope that it doesn’t get too ugly.

Billy: I agree with you. Enough is enough. I’ve tried to be patient with victoria’s feelings for ashland. I’ve tried to live and let live, but I’m done. I’m putting my foot down. I need to do what I need to do to protect my kids from their mother’s bad decision.

Lily: I wasn’t talking about victoria, billy. I was talking about you.

Billy: What about me?

Lily: This is victoria’s decision to make. You can’t penalize your kids for it.

Billy: I’m not penalizing my kids. I’m protecting them, because ashland locke is dangerous.

Lily: Ashland is not a physical threat to johnny and katie, and you know that and you know victoria would never put their lives at risk.

Billy: I used to know that, but she’s not thinking clearly. We know what ashland locke is capable of, how far he will go. I don’t want my children to be the ones to find out.

Lily: This is not about your kids. This is about your inability to let go of victoria. Honestly, billy, it’s like you try to seize any opportunity you can to remain her protector. I mean, you know how much it bothered me in the past, and now, honestly, I am so fed up with this twisted push-and-pull routine. I am — I’m not putting up with it any longer.

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Nick: You know, vick, it’s bad enough you keep defending this guy. Now you’re talking about running away with him?

Victoria: I’m not running away. I’m changing direction and doing what I need to do to be happy.

Victor: What do you mean happy? With a guy like that? He’s gonna ruin your life!

Nikki: I knew that you still cared about ashland, but you told me over and over that you had no future. So what happened when you saw him? Why have you suddenly changed your mind?

Nick: Let me take a guess. He gave you some sob story about losing out on access to harrison, playing on your sympathies, because that’s what he does. How can you fall for this again?

Victoria: [ Scoffs ]

Adam: Why don’t we give victoria a chance to explain?

Victoria: Why bother, when nobody listens?

Adam: I just think if everybody understood your reasons —

Victoria: You know, I don’t have to defend my decision to forgive ashland. Besides, leaving genoa city is about much more than just that.

Nick: Yeah, so you keep saying.

Victoria: And I know that there’s nothing that I can say to change your opinion that this is the right move for me.

Victor: Don’t you understand? You’re aligning yourself with a user, with a liar, with a fraud. He is toying with you, sweetheart. Can’t you see that?

[ Cheering ]

Sharon: Oh, my gosh, welcome home! Look at you two. You’re glowing.

Tessa: Honeymoons do that.

Sharon: Yeah. Oh, my gosh, how was paris?

Mariah: I mean, didn’t we post enough pictures?

Sharon: Well, yeah, and i loved them all. Looked like the trip of a lifetime.

Tessa: Well, she was holding back. There were so many more. Probably hundreds?

Mariah: Yeah, and every photo has a story to go with it, i promise.

Sharon: Okay, I want to hear all those stories. First, can I get you something to drink?

Tessa: Yeah, chamomile tea would be great. I’ve had a sore throat the past couple of days, and I got to get over it before my tour starts.

Sharon: Done. Mariah?

Mariah: Just the usual, please.

Sharon: Alright, coming right up. Um, ooh. Ooh-la-la. What is this?

Mariah: Well, let’s just say I’m glad we saved space in our bags because we did all the shopping.

Tessa: We got gifts for everyone.

Sharon: Wow. Well, I’m sorry that we couldn’t all be here to greet you, and nick was here, but he got called away. And faith’s at school. I know that noah’s gonna drop by. He should be here any minute. Welcome back!

[ Laughs ] I missed you.

Mariah: I missed you, too.

Noah: Allie, hey.

Allie: Noah, hi. Great to see you.

Noah: Someone’s in a good mood today.

Allie: I am. I finally got my tour of the jabot r&d lab, and oh, my god, was it amazing.

Noah: I’ll have to take your word for it.

Allie: Yeah, see, most chem labs are pretty drab, right? You’ve got concrete floors, fluorescent lighting — it’s all really depressing. Plus, it doesn’t smell very good because —

Noah: Chemicals, right?

Allie: Cadaverine — my favorite — not.

Noah: [ Laughs ]

Allie: But the jabot lab — oh, my gosh, it was — it was dazzling.

Noah: Nice.

Allie: It was a gorgeous space, state-of-the-art.

Noah: I mean, your aunt, she’s no slouch. She got taste.

Allie: Yeah, and ashley spent over an hour with me. I was honored. Her team went over the research they were doing, which was fascinating.

Noah: They’re pretty big into perfumes over there, right? So I’m assuming it probably smelled a bit better than average, too.

Allie: They gave me a sample. You want to — want to try it?

Noah: Yeah. It’s nice. So what’s going on?

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Allie: Oh, my god, look at me, geeking out over a lab. Could I be a bigger nerd?

Noah: No, no, it’s nice to see you so hyped up about something. This whole time, happiness was just a beaker away.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] It’s the little things, okay?

Noah: Alright, you must have had a blast over there, ’cause you’re not groaning nearly as much as you usually do about my corny jokes.

Allie: No, you know — you know I was just messing with you with that, right? It’s — it’s something I do when I’m around new people.

Noah: Little defense mechanism.

Allie: Yeah, I suppose. Especially now when I’m surrounded by them at my grandfather’s place.

Noah: Yeah, I remember you saying it felt a little strange, suddenly thrust into this big, busy family you didn’t even know you had.

Allie: Yeah. I mean, it’s a lot, but I’m getting used to it.

Noah: Your dad, he never even gave you a hint?

Allie: And now I will never get to ask him why. You know, whether he was planning on saying something and just couldn’t find the right words or he didn’t want me to know about these people ever. Which would be really hard because the abbotts have been so incredibly kind to me.

Noah: You mean you’re not worried your great aunt traci has a dark side? ‘Cause you should be.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] I like them all so much. I only wish he brought them into my life a little bit earlier. God, is it — is it terrible of me to find fault in my dad like that? Kind of feels like it is.

Sharon: [ Gasps ] Oh, look at this.

[ Gasps ] It’s exquisite. I love it.

Tessa: Well, when we saw it in that boutique, we just knew you had to have it.

Mariah: You know, we thought a lot about you while we were gone. How are you doing? And, like, really.

Sharon: Um…I’m doing okay. Truly. I miss rey. Sometimes I still reach for my phone to text him before i realize that I can’T. But I’m managing to keep busy. Nick and noah check in all the time, and faith’s been really sweet. She asked me for advice on how to decorate her future dorm room, which I know she doesn’t need. She’s just trying to distract me with something happy.

Mariah: Gosh, she’s gonna be graduating soon. Off to college. That’s crazy. And no second thoughts about university of michigan, right?

Sharon: Nope, and had she decided to stay here and go to gcu, I think a part of me would’ve always wondered if that decision might have been because of me, and I don’t know if i would’ve felt comfortable with that.

Mariah: I get that.

Sharon: But the one thing that always lifts my spirits the most is seeing you kids thriving.

Tessa: Well, we’re doing our part.

Sharon: You definitely are.

Nikki: I want everyone to take a breath because we’re all saying things that we are going to regret.

Victoria: You know, that’s a great suggestion, mom. And you all are gonna have a lot of time to cool off while ashland and I are getting settled into our new life.

Victor: Where exactly do you intend to do that?

Victoria: Haven’t decided yet. But I wouldn’t tell you if i had.

Nikki: Well, I hope you’re not just gonna disappear.

Victoria: Mom, please, I’ll be fine. Please have a little faith in my ability to take care of myself.

Nick: Don’t do that, alright? Don’t blow off our concerns. We are the people who stood by you while ashland was putting you through hell. What do you think that was like for us? I mean, the night we thought you were taking off to italy with him? How about the night you got in the car accident?

Victoria: Oh, you mean the same night that ashland saved my life?

Nick: You are missing the point.

Victoria: I don’t think so. In fact, the way that you’re talking to me right now, the way that you’re looking at me, you think I owe you, don’t you? Because you exposed ashland’s lies, you comforted me, you paid me off, and then you punished him, so you think that you have the right to tell me what to believe and how to live my life. Well, I’m sorry — I’m so sorry to disappoint you. But that’s not gonna work for me.

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Allie: Sorry, that’s probably too melodramatic of me — worried about betraying my father by deciding to get to know his father.

Noah: No, no, that’s what i was thinking about. I was just comparing our situations.

Allie: How so?

Noah: My father and grandfather are close, but they’ve butted heads a lot over the years. To give you an idea, one time my dad turned in my grandpa to the feds for some shady business practices, and it almost landed him in prison.

Allie: Are you serious?

Noah: Yeah, yeah, I wasn’t sure they’d get past that one. But through all their battles, my dad, he never tried to cut us off from our grandfather. He knows he love him and he allows us to have a separate relationship. I think maybe — maybe your dad would have the same attitude.

Allie: You think he would be okay with me coming here?

Noah: I mean, I didn’t know him personally, but I think he’d be glad that the abbotts have been so welcoming to you.

Allie: I really appreciate you saying that, noah.

Noah: Well, since we’re talking about families, the brides, they just got back from their honeymoon. I’m actually on my way to crimson lights to meet them now.

Allie: That’s great. Please, don’t let me keep you.

Noah: Do you want to come with me? You’d be more than welcome. Coffee’s on me.

Allie: Yeah, yeah, sure. I would love to.

Mariah: Okay, and this is the queen’s bedchambers.

Sharon: That is mind-blowing.

Mariah: I know.

Tessa: Next time faith asks about decorating her dorm room…

Sharon: Oh, don’t give her any ideas.

Mariah: Well, you know, maybe she could just take some gold leaf, put it on the door knobs, call it a day.

Sharon: You two were on a roll.

Mariah: Well, versailles is just so over-the-top. I mean, it’s hard not to make jokes about it.

Sharon: These are beautiful. I’m so glad that you’ll have these beautiful memories to look back on.

Tessa: Oh, my gosh, it was just the best surprise ever. Thank you.

Sharon: Well, nick made all the arrangements, so I really can’t take any of the credit for that.

Mariah: How is he doing?

Sharon: He is worried about victoria, along with the rest of the newman family.

Mariah: Why? What’s going on?

Sharon: Well, she and ashland have separated.

Tessa: Wait, are you serious?

Mariah: Has it even been a year?

Tessa: Wow. I sang at their wedding. They seemed so in love.

Sharon: Actually, it happened a little while ago, and I didn’t want to say anything because you were in the middle of planning your wedding.

Tessa: Oh, you didn’t want to jinx it?

Sharon: Yeah, or just bring you down. I didn’t want to do that.

Mariah: Well, “a,” you couldn’t have if you tried. And “b,” I hope that they find a way to work things out.

Sharon: Mm, I don’t see that happening. Without getting into all the gory details, victoria has discovered that ashland cannot be trusted.

Tessa: Well, that is a deal-breaker.

Sharon: Mm-hmm. But victoria will be fine. She has her family with her, and I know that they will get her through this.

Victor: You were blinded by love, and you still are.

Victoria: I’m sorry you see it that way.

Nick: What other way is there?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I know you all think I’m crazy when I say that I believe ashland when he tells me that he loves me. But I don’t care.

Nikki: Darling, just give it some time. I mean, don’t leave town. Don’t give up the career you’ve spent a lifetime building.

Victoria: No, mother, I am not gonna subject ashland or myself to this family’s never-ending judgment. Life is too short to put up with that.

Nick: You think if ashland really cared about you, he’d ask you to give up running newman? That’s always been your dream.

Victoria: Once again, you weren’t listening when I said ashland is not solely the reason that I’m doing this. In fact, this wasn’t even his idea.

Victor: That’s ridiculous and you know it. You know the man’s a fraud. He is very clever at convincing you it was your idea, like with the damn merger.

Victoria: Oh, really?

Victor: Yes.

Victoria: So you really believe that I am not capable of thinking of anything on my own. Just so you know, ashland had his own doubts about this. He knew it would be hard for me to leave my own family.

Nick: His reluctance could be part of his con.

Victoria: Oh, come on, nicholas. Do you really think I’m that gullible? Do you really think that you all are so much smarter than me? Need I remind you, you believed that ashland had cancer, just like I did.

Victor: The moment that man came into your life, I began to have my doubts. That’s why I had him investigated, okay?

Victoria: [ Scoffs ] Revisionist history. Dad, you have approved of ashland more than any other person that I’ve ever loved.

Victor: This man is a fraud! A total fraud! Moment at the wedding in italy, that beautiful wedding, I knew how happy he made you, so i tolerated that nonsense for a while. But when he suddenly, miraculously became cured from a disease — an incurable disease — I knew something was off.

Victoria: You’re right. You’re right on both counts. Ashland did something very, very terrible, and he regrets it. But he’s still the perfect man for me.

Victor: Are you serious? You couldn’t be more wrong. You are stubborn.

Victoria: That attitude right there, it’s exactly what I’m talking about. And that’s why I’m leaving town and I am never coming back.

Victor: And I don’t —

Victoria: You think that i can’t survive without you telling me what to do, and I am tired of trying to win your approval over and over again. I’m done. I’m done.

Victor: If you make this decision, it is your decision. You own it! Don’t you blame anyone else in this room. You got it?! I’ve done nothing but protect you. I’ve promoted you. Made you the ceo of this business. One of the biggest companies in the world. And you do what?! You go to a fraud? You go into this, you call it “freedom,” it’ll be the biggest mistake you will ever make in your life.

Victoria: Goodbye, dad. Hi, I’m karen.

Noah: Hey, guys. Hey, mom.

Sharon: Hi!

Mariah: Hi.

Tessa: Hi.

Noah: You guys remember allie, right? Girl who crashed your wedding.

Allie: Okay, stop, summer invited me.

Tessa: Which was fine with us, because the more the merrier.

Mariah: Yeah, don’t listen to him. We’re glad that you were at our big day. And we’re glad we’re getting to see you again now.

Noah: Allie, mariah actually works at jabot, too, but she’s on the executive floor, not the super-duper cool part of the building.

Allie: Oh, that’s neat.

Mariah: What part of jabot is that?

Allie: He’s making fun of me. Ashley gave me a tour of the jabot lab, and I may have gushed about it — just a little.

Mariah: Yeah. I’ve seen it, and I have to say it’s worth gushing over.

Allie: Right?

Mariah: Hey, that’s actually a great idea for our social media posts. We can take a behind-the-scenes tour of jabot’s world-famous lab and show where all of the products are born.

Tessa: And just like that, vacation’s over. She is back to work.

Noah: [ Laughs ]

Sharon: Can I get you guys something to drink?

Noah: Oh, I can get it. Does anyone else want something?

Tessa: Ooh, some more hot water for tea.

Noah: Got it.

Allie: Black coffee, please.

Noah: For sure. Anyone else? Mom?

Sharon: Mm, no, I’m okay. Thank you.

Mariah: [ Clears throat ] I will have an arnold palmer that’s one-third lemonade and two-thirds iced tea. And I want four ice cubes exactly. In a soda glass with a green straw in it, and mocha syrup on top.

Noah: Mocha syrup in arnold palmer.

Mariah: Actually, no, no, that sounds disgusting. I was just doing that to annoy you.

Noah: Oh, okay.

Mariah: But the rest stands. If you don’t mind.

Noah: You guys see how she treats me, right?

Mariah: I mean, maybe you should repeat that back to me, just so I know you got it.

Noah: Okay, okay, look, allie here is an only child, so how about we take down the sibling brutality a notch? She’s not used to this kind of behavior.

Allie: Oh, no, no, no. Please don’t stop on my account.

[ Laughter ]

Sharon: You two.

Mariah: Alright, allie, why don’t you pull up a chair while noah’s getting the drinks? ‘Cause I think you’re somebody we definitely want to get to know better.

Victor: [ Sighs ] For victoria to go back to that scum…is absolute insanity. Sweetheart, if you and she would have come back from switzerland a day later, that idiot would have been out of genoa city for good.

Nikki: Well, she was determined to come home early. If I had tried to extend the trip, she would have left without me.

Nick: Mom, I know you did and said everything you could to try and get through to her. I mean, we all did. She just doesn’t want to hear it right now.

Adam: Well, I can’t say that I am surprised, but I feel for you. I know how worried you all must be. So if there’s anything that i can do, please let me know.

Victor: Okay, son. Thank you. Will do.

Nikki: You know, I wonder if you were right when you said this is just a game to ashland. I mean, is it possible he’s only pursuing victoria because he still wants the company?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: I mean, maybe he was caught off guard when she announced that she’s gonna quit and he’ll walk away.

Nick: If he does cut her loose, he’s gonna do it in the cruelest way possible. After she has completely alienated herself from everyone in the family, everyone who cares about her, far from her home, where she has no one to turn to.

Nikki: Nicholas, will you please stop talking that way? I cannot bear it.

Nick: Sorry, mom. Look, we’re all upset. We also all know how stubborn victoria can be, especially when she’s trying to prove she’s right about something. I’m worried the only person who is gonna convince victoria that ashland is bad news is ashland himself — after he tries to destroy her life again.

Victor: I refuse to let that happen. Baby, I assure you that I will not give up on our daughter.

Ashland: I guess I don’t have to ask how things went with your family.

Victoria: Pretty much how i expected, unfortunately.

Ashland: I just hate that you have to go through all this and that I’m the cause.

Victoria: Well, I tried to get them to see the bigger picture. It’s not whether or not you and I are gonna be together, but it’s whether I get to determine how I want to live my own life.

Ashland: Did any of that register?

Victoria: No, of course not, because I’m “not thinking clearly” and I’m “blinded by love” and I’m “ungrateful.” You know, it has never been more clear to me that my family has very little respect for me.

Ashland: Well, I’m sure this has a lot to do with how disgusted they are with me. They just can’t fathom that someone with everything you have to offer would settle for someone who hurt you so badly.

Victoria: It’s not that they don’t understand forgiveness. They just want to be the ones to decide who’s worthy of it.

Ashland: You do realize victor is not gonna let you go without a fight. This is far from over. We’re gonna have to be prepared for whatever comes next. -Fixed. -That’s my son.

“The young and the restless”

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Sally: Okay, your message goes into the text hall of fame for sheer weirdness.

Adam: I — I’m sorry for being so cryptic.

Sally: Okay, well, you said it was urgent. Here I am. What’s up?

Adam: Will you close the door please? Okay, this stays between us.

Sally: This sounds big.

Adam: I met with dad earlier.

Sally: About business?

Adam: About victoria. I wanted to make him see that ashland still has a hold over her, and even though she claims that they’re done, that she’s eventually gonna go back to him.

Sally: What did he say to that?

Adam: Well, he told me to knock it off with the wishful thinking.

Sally: Ouch.

Adam: Yeah, he knows I think she has lousy judgment and I’m ready to take her place.

Sally: Wait, you don’t think victor knows what we’re up to, do you?

Adam: No, no way.

Sally: Well, because if he finds out, it’s gonna look like you’re trying to knock her off of her throne.

Adam: No, it’s gonna look like I’m a damn genius because that is exactly what just happened.

Sally: Wait, what?

Adam: Victoria just called an emergency meeting, and she declared her undying love for that creep.

Sally: Oh, my god. Wait, so you’re saying our plan actually worked?

Adam: Well, I don’t know if it was our plan or the swiss spa or she just can’t get over ashland, but we are getting exactly what we wanted.

Sally: Okay, how did she explain herself?

Adam: Oh, she wasn’t apologetic. She wasn’t ashamed. She was mad at the family for trying to control her life, and she was actually talking about them just as much as she was locke.

Sally: Well, maybe she’s going back to him to rebel against her parents.

Adam: Well, could be, based on what she was saying. You know, she’s not a child and she can make her own decisions and you can all go to hell. I have to say, it was pretty badass.

Sally: Did victor lose it?

Adam: It was beautiful. It was beautiful. I wish you could’ve been there.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: Henri cartier-bresson?

Noah: He’s one of the best photojournalists who ever lived. Dude’s an absolute legend.

Allie: That’s amazing. Oh, shoot, I got to go back to the abbots, but thanks for inviting me.

Noah: Yeah, my pleasure.

Allie: It was nice to see you guys.

Mariah: Good to see you.

Nick: Hi. There’s the lovebirds.

Mariah: Hi, nick!

Nick: Hey!

Mariah: Oh!

Nick: Oh, it’s so good to see you.

Tessa: Hi!

Nick: So how was the trip?

Tessa: It was perfect.

Mariah: I mean, it was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you so much.

Nick: I’m so glad.

Tessa: Nick, it was the ultimate. Thank you so much again.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] You had an amazing time. You made some good memories. That’s thanks enough.

Mariah: Well, we did get you a present, so you’re gonna have to deal with it.

Nick: Chocolates? Eiffel tower paper weight?

Tessa: Something much more practical.

Mariah: Way more practical because we got you your very own… beret!

Sharon: Oh!

Nick: My own beret?

Mariah: Yep.

Sharon: Yeah, put it on. I want to see it.

Nick: Yeah!

Sharon: Yeah.

Tessa: Oh, wow.

Nick: Crushing this look.

Noah: No, no, no, no, don’t encourage him. He’s gonna grow a cheesy moustache. I can see it.

[ Laughter ]

Nick: Thank you. I love it.

Mariah: We got this for christian.

Nick: That is so sweet of you to think of him. Thank you.

Tessa: Of course.

Mariah: And now I’m going to take my wife upstairs to rest, but it was great to see you all, okay? And we’re so glad that we’re back.

Nick: Glad you’re home. Thank you again.

Mariah: Of course.

Tessa: Bye, everybody.

Sharon: Bye, girls.

Tessa: Goodbye!

Noah: You know, actually, i should probably get going, too. I got some work at new hope to get to. Coming with?

Nick: Yeah, I’ll be there later. I want to talk to your mom — if you have a minute.

Sharon: Sure. Alright, I’ll see you later, honey.

Noah: Alright, I’ll see you guys later.

Sharon: Um…so are you okay? What’s going on? Why did victoria call that family meeting?

Nick: Well, my mom warned me. She called it. Vick gathered us together to tell us that she is taking ashland back.

Sharon: [ Gasps ]

Victoria: You know, you’re right. There is no reason that my father should — should handle this well. He never does. I think he resents the idea that any of his children want to strike out on their own.

Ashland: Yeah, well, he’s gonna resent it even more this time because you’re leaving with, you know, me.

Victoria: I predict that he’s going to direct most of his anger at you. So why give him the chance? Why don’t we just leave now?

Ashland: What?

Victoria: Where would you like to go?

Ashland: No, wait a minute. I thought you said you wanted to take things slow.

Victoria: Certain things.

Ashland: Well, this should be one of them.

Victoria: Not necessarily.

Ashland: Okay, okay. So I can handle anything victor throws at me. That’s fine, but I don’t want you to rush into this and then regret it later. Leaving everything behind, that’s a big thing. Are you sure you want to do that?

Victoria: Not only am I sure, I am so excited. We can start everything over from scratch, with nobody looking over our shoulder, nobody second-guessing us. Honestly, I can’t wait.

Ashland: Okay, well, let’s do this then. Where to?

Victoria: Well, if it were up to me —

Ashland: It is.

Victoria: New york. New york — you have friends there. You have banking connections. We can start a new business. We can create our own empire. We will be unstoppable. I can’t wait.

Ashland: I like this picture you’re painting. Okay. Alright, I’m ready when you are. I was actually packed yesterday, if you recall.

Victoria: I do, I do, and for me, it’s easy. I can just throw a few things into a suitcase.

Ashland: So am I calling the pilot, telling him to fire up the jet?

Victoria: Not yet. Before we leave, there’s something very important that i need to take care of. Daddy, is that where we’re from?

Nick: The more victoria tried to explain herself, the worse things got.

Sharon: Gosh, that sounds like a nightmare.

Nick: It was. It’s like this bizarre reverse intervention, and vick just gathered us all together to tell us that she’s resuming her addiction.

Sharon: Oh, nick, how awful. I’m sorry.

Nick: And it doesn’t matter what we say to her or how much we try and talk her out of it. It just made her even more determined.

Sharon: How frustrating. I can’t believe this is happening.

Nick: I tell you, ashland is a master manipulator. He’s brainwashed vick. She is turning her back on the people who love her more than anything in this world, and that is something she used to know.

Sharon: And poor nikki. Her heart must be broken over this.

Nick: Dad, too. I mean, he really went off on her. But I get it. We’re all just really scared for her.

Sharon: Well, how could you not be, given what ashland’s capable of?

Nick: Here’s what I don’t get. He claims that once he met her, you know, he became this changed man overnight. Victoria’s one of the savviest people I have ever met in my life. How could she be taken in by that? And it’s not just reconciling. She said she’s willing to run away with this guy and give up the ceo seat at newman.

Sharon: What?!

Nick: Yeah. It makes no sense. Unless she’s been brainwashed, like I said.

Sharon: Even when victori was stabbed, the one thing that kept her going — I mean, besides her kids — was getting well enough to get back to the office again.

Nick: You know, work has gotten vick through some really tough times in her life, and I’ve told her she needs to find something else that will give her purpose, some way to find some independence from dad. But this is not the way to do it.

Sally: So yesterday we were commiserating because the whole situation seemed hopeless and our plan to reunite ashland and victoria was a bust, so we were gonna have to come up with another way to show victor why you should be ceo.

Adam: And today victoria just waltzes into the office and she blows up her whole career, saving me the trouble. I mean, I should buy a lottery ticket. That’s the kind of day that I’m having.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] So, wait, if victoria goes through with this, will victor terminate her contract?

Adam: Oh, he won’t have to, because victoria quit.

Sally: Unbelievable.

Adam: She and her prince of a husband — or whatever he is now — are running off to a love nest somewhere.

Sally: Wait, so what does that mean? Who’s in charge? Nikki, or would victor step in?

Adam: I have no clue. But for now, I’m just gonna sit back and make some popcorn and see how this whole thing plays out.

Sally: Well, can’t argue with that. It’s an approach that’s been working pretty well so far.

Victoria: I need to talk to you.

Billy: Yeah, sure. I’m just preparing for the launch, so can we schedule something for later?

Victoria: No, because I won’t be here. I’m leaving town. I’m moving away.

Billy: What did you say?

Victoria: Congratulations, billy. After all the advice you gave me about finally getting out from underneath my father’s thumb, it sunk in. So I guess you were right after all.

Billy: Yeah, I find it very hard to believe that this epiphany had anything to do with me. Why don’t we sit down for a second?

Victoria: I thought you didn’t have time for a long conversation.

Billy: I can make time. So talk to me. What’s going on?

Victor: No one picking up?

Nikki: It goes straight to voicemail. What if she already left? I mean, she didn’t even tell us where they were going.

Victor: [ Sighs ] I promise you one thing — there is no place on this earth this bastard can hide from me.

Nikki: Well, when we do talk to her again — if we do — we have to be very careful, because she’s taking everything we say the wrong way, and that is ashland’s influence.

Victor: Of course it is.

Nikki: He’s playing on our insecurities. I mean, she has always had a need for you to be proud of her, and he is taking advantage of that.

Victor: And I have always been proud of her. I adore that girl. I promoted her and made her ceo of this company, for heaven’s sake. Put her in charge of my legacy. Paid that bastard $500 million for him to get the hell out of town away from her.

Nikki: Victor, none of that matters anymore. Don’t you see what’s happening? He could convince her to cut us out of her life completely.

Victor: Hell he will.

Mariah: How’s your throat doing?

Tessa: Well, I probably shouldn’t have talked so much downstairs, but this should do the trick. Thank you.

Mariah: I also snagged some scones from downstairs. I mean, it’s not the patisserie, but they’ll do the job in a pinch.

Tessa: Maybe later. Oh, I’m so spoiled.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: How am I going to get used to living without this type of treatment while I’m on tour?

Mariah: I think you’ll manage.

Tessa: No, I’ve gotten so used to being around you all day and hearing you come up with excuses to say “my wife.”

Mariah: Uh, not always. In france, I said “ma femme.”

Tessa: [ Laughs ] You’re killing me.

Mariah: You don’t need to worry, okay? We’re gonna find ways to stay connected. You know, there’s love letters and video chats. And I promise, I will come visit whenever I can get away. Look, I know the honeymoon was magic, but our real life, it’s just as special. I mean, we have so much to look forward to.

Tessa: We do.

Mariah: Gosh, we’re gonna adopt a little person into our family. I mean…how amazing is that?

Tessa: I love you.

Nick: I mean, I want to victoria, you know, one-on-one, but I don’t want to make her even more mad than she already is. What do you think I should do?

Sharon: Well, first of all, victoria has made her decision. You’re not gonna be able to talk her out of that, so you can forget about that idea. And I don’t think that you should talk badly about ashland in front of her, even though he deserves it, but she’s just gonna take that as a personal attack on her judgment.

Nick: Well, it is.

Sharon: Yeah. Look, I know you’re upset, and justifiably. But when someone’s digging their heels in, there’s seldom anything anyone can do to help, you know?

Nick: Seriously?

Sharon: You know what I think you should do? Just promise her that you will be there for her, no matter what. If everything goes wrong and she needs an exit route, make sure she knows that she doesn’t have to be embarrassed or ashamed to come to you.

Billy: You’re not exactly a spontaneous person, so for you to uproot your life like this, there’s got to be a reason.

Victoria: I’m just tired of people weighing in on the nature and the quality of my decisions. That’s the whole point.

Billy: I can understand that. But, you know, we raise children together, so I feel like I have a vested interest.

Victoria: True, which is why I’m talking to you about it in the first place.

Billy: Okay. From what I hear, it sounds like your father might have something to do with this.

Victoria: I’m cutting ties. I’m — I’m leaving the company and genoa city and everything that goes with it behind.

Billy: So what’d the old man do this time? Did he derail a big business deal or is he forcing you to work with adam? What is it?

Victoria: I’ve just lost hope that he’s ever gonna stop trying to run my life. Which I’m sure you think took me a couple of decades longer than it should have. But better late than never, right?

Billy: Well, I don’t know. That depends.

Victoria: On?

Billy: Look, if this is really about you breaking free and living your life on your own terms, then I applaud that. I can get behind that. But if this has anything to do with ashland, we’re gonna have a serious problem.

[ Knock on door ]

Ashland: [ Exhales sharply ] Okay. Victor, I’ve been expecting you.

Victor: So you think it’s gonna be that easy? You’re gonna walk away with everything you want? Think again.

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Nikki: Well! Hi, sweetheart!

Nick: Look at you. Looking like a million bucks.

Nikki: Oh-oh-oh! Thank you.

Nick: Hopefully, victoria is feeling as relaxed and rejuvenated as you look.

Nikki: If that’s your way of asking if she was able to loosen the hold that ashland has on her, the answer is no.

Nick: Don’t tell me that whole trip was a waste of time.

Nikki: It was meant to bring clarity, and she has come back to town feeling more conflicted than she ever was.

Nick: I mean, what are we gonna do? How do we convince victoria that ashland is toxic and that she’s better off without him?

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

Ashland: Don’t open your eyes.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Why shouldn’t I?

Ashland: It might break the spell. You see, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make last night last forever.

Victoria: Are you afraid that I might see things differently in the cold light of day, that I might regret taking you back?

Ashland: The thought had possibly crossed my mind a time or two, yes.

Victoria: Thank you. It’s a beautiful morning. I’m happy to be here… with you. And I very much appreciate you agreeing to take things slowly.

Ashland: We can take all the time you need, as long as you haven’t changed your mind.

Victoria: I still love you.

Ashland: I want this moment to last forever.

Victoria: Unfortunately, my family…

[ Sighs ] …Especially my father, think that I am incapable of making up my own mind about anything.

Ashland: Hmm.

Victoria: And they will continue to judge me and feel compelled to control me unless…

Ashland: Unless what?

Victoria: Unless I take a stand and let them know, in no uncertain terms, that it ends now.

Ashland: What exactly are you saying?

Victoria: I choose you.

Adam: So, has locke finally left town?

Victor: Well, if you had asked me that question last night, I would have said the restraining order did the trick. Ah, but that son of a bitch is still in town.

Adam: Have you seen victoria since she’s got back?

Victor: Yeah. Apparently, she and nikki had a wonderful time in switzerland.

Adam: Do you have any sense how my sister’s feeling, which way her heart’s leaning?

Victor: That’s not important right now, son. What you and I need to focus on is to get rid of that ashland locke, you hear? There’s no reason for him to stay in town.

Adam: Well, he has a reason. He loves victoria. Now that she’s back, it’s gonna be extremely hard to get rid of him.

Kyle: Saw allie heading out for a run earlier.

Summer: She seems to be settling in.

Jack: Yeah, I think she was initially overwhelmed by all the noise of a big family, but she’s relaxed a bit, and she’s finding her place in it all.

Summer: Speaking of family, mom flew off to savannah at the crack of dawn after daniel called her.

Jack: I hope everything’s alright.

Summer: It’s fine. She’s just been working so hard and doing so much lately, i figured she needed a diversion, and daniel was happy to provide it.

Jack: A diversion far away from diane.

Summer: Things were really escalating between those two.

Jack: She maybe explain it to you?

Summer: Uh, she didn’t admit to anything, except for her deep and abiding hatred for diane.

Jack: So, you jumped into action.

Summer: I had to, for everyone’s sake. Diane and kyle are in this fragile place right now. They’re getting to know each other and figuring out what their relationship is gonna look like. The last thing they need is my mom declaring war on her.

Kyle: You made the right move. I appreciate it.

Jack: I appreciate it, too.

[ Doorbell rings ] Thank you, summer.

Diane: Good morning, jack. Glorious day, isn’t it? And I have a fabulous idea how to kick it off.

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Jack: So, what is this fabulous idea of yours?

Diane: I would love to treat everyone for breakfast, including harrison if he’s here.

Kyle: He’s already down for his morning nap. Someone got him all wound up last night, and it took forever to get him to sleep.

Jack: Guilty as charged.

Diane: Oh, who wouldn’t want to spend as much time as possible with that beautiful boy? As a fellow doting grandparent, I stand in solidarity with jack.

Jack: Unfortunately, I have a lot of important phone calls to make this morning, so I’ll have to take a rain check on breakfast.

Diane: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

Kyle: Well, next time. It’ll just be the three of us, assuming you’re up for it, summer.

Summer: Why not?

Diane: Okay!

Summer: [ Laughs ] I’m gonna let the nanny know that we’re headed out. I’ll meet you at the car.

Kyle: Alright.

Jack: Um…did you want to talk to me about something?

Summer: I just wanted to make sure that you’re okay.

Jack: Why wouldn’t I be?

Summer: I could see how tense things were between you and mom, and she mentioned that you guys had a fight. She didn’t tell me what it was about, but, based on the rant that she went on about diane, i could figure it out. I just think that she’s put you in an incredibly difficult position.

Jack: I’m fine. Sweet of you to worry, but you better get going. You got a full day ahead of you.

Summer: Yeah, but I just —

Jack: Listen. Everything is going to work out the way it’s supposed to.

Summer: [ Sighs ] You really believe that, don’t you?

Jack: I do. Get going. Have fun.

Summer: Alright.

[ Door closes ]

Nikki: The simple truth is that victoria is tired of listening to our advice.

Nick: She’s shutting us out when she needs us the most.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] You know, she’s a grown woman. She has been through some incredibly tough times. She could have shut down entirely after everything that happened with J.T., But she didn’T. She pulled herself together.

Nick: Then billy came into her life, and that fell apart.

Nikki: Then she managed to open her heart again.

Nick: And in walked ashland.

Nikki: You know, she likes to promote this image that she’s tough, but that’s all it is, is an image. She’s led by her emotions, just like the rest of us.

Nick: Hatred is an emotion she should hang onto as far as ashland is concerned.

Nikki: Believe me. I hear you. But how many times have you forgiven phyllis or sharon? How many times have I done that with victor? Letting go of love is one of the most difficult things anyone can do.

Nick: So, what are we supposed to do, mom? Just sit around and cross our fingers and hope that ashland doesn’t hurt her anymore?

Nikki: Well, darling, I don’t know what else we can do.

Nick: How did you leave things with her?

Nikki: She said she wanted her space, so I gave it to her. But I’m concerned because i haven’t heard from her since last night.

Victoria: This situation with my family has become untenable. You know, they’re never gonna stop trying to interfere in my personal life or allow me to make my own choices. It was my decision whether or not I wanted to forgive you and if I believe that you truly love me.

Ashland: I’m so glad you’ve realized that I do.

Victoria: And if I try to go to them with this decision, you know they’re not going to accept it. They’re gonna try to manipulate the situation to try to drive us apart.

Ashland: We’re not gonna let that happen.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I’m so sick and tired of them trying to control me. Sometimes it feels like I can’t breathe anymore.

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Sighs ] Yes, it’s my mother. I’m sure she’s wondering if I’m doing anything impetuous or human or enjoyable. I wish you could have seen them trying to convince me to stay at the ranch last night.

Ashland: I’m sure they were afraid you would find your way back to me.

Victoria: That’s childish. It’s absolutely ridiculous. Completely omitting the fact that my father used his power and his influence to try to keep you away from your son, to pressure you into leaving town. It’s totally inexcusable.

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Sighs ]

Ashland: Victor?

Victoria: I don’t want to talk to him, either.

Ashland: It might be important.

Victoria: Well, I’m sure that he just wants to make sure that I’m dutifully accepting what he’s done for the good of me and of course for the good of my family.

Ashland: Well, you might be missing out on a rousing speech.

Victoria: I don’t care! I don’t want to hear it anymore. It’s all been lies. The only thing I want is I want to start over, away from newman, away from this place, away from all of the people. And I don’t want to just imagine it this time. I actually want to do it.

Ashland: You really mean that?

Victoria: Yes.

Ashland: Then we have a lot to discuss.

Victoria: Yes, we do.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,

Diane: So, phyllis is all the way in savannah?

Summer: Visiting daniel and his family.

Diane: Oh, well, that’s nice. I guess she’s a doting grandmother, too. Lucy, right?

Summer: I don’t know anyone who spoils kids better than my mom.

Diane: Oh, well, then, let the games begin. I have lot of time and presents to make up for. I promise I am going to take advantage of every minute I get to spend with harrison.

Kyle: Well, it turns out you might have more time to get to know your grandson than you originally thought.

Diane: I know the other day you mentioned the possibility, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up.

Kyle: Well, it was in the preliminary stages. Everything was very hush-hush.

Summer: But we can talk about it now. Jabot may be making an offer to purchase marchetti, in which case we would move the fashion house from milan to genoa city.

Diane: That’s incredible! Wow! Oh, and this is why you said you wouldn’t have to give up your dream job to move back home. This is a bold move for jabot.

Kyle: Mm. It was all summer’s brilliant idea.

Summer: Well, I can’t take all the credit. You put together a presentation for the board that is so layered and exciting that it deserves an award.

Kyle: Eh, she’s biased.

Summer: No, I’m not. Jack thinks it’s brilliant, too.

Kyle: The pitch is this morning. So, fingers crossed we get approval.

Diane: I’ll cross mine, too. Just know. I am so very proud of you. This is wonderful. When I think of you moving back here and being able to be part of your life, I…oh, I don’t want to be one of those people who cries in public, but…

Kyle: No, no, it’s okay.

Diane: Ah, I’m just so happy, you know, for you and for me. You are so young, and yet you’ve accomplished so much. This news is more than I ever dreamed of. Tell me all about marchetti.

Victoria: I do believe that you fell in love with me as deeply as you claim. And I know that it wasn’t part of your plan. I know that this was probably the last thing that you ever expected to happen, just like i never expected to forgive you for lying to me. But I love you. The love that I have for you is undeniable, and it’s so strong. I know you. I know your quirks. I know your flaws. I know even a few of your triggers. But it’s a part of who you are, and I love you, all of you.

Ashland: Well, acceptance is one thing, but wanting to run away with me, that’s —

Victoria: Away with you, yes. Away from the constraints and the burden of my family. I know you probably question my sincerity after I lied to you to try to get you to take that payoff, what you did. But this time I mean it.

Ashland: I’ll tell you what. I’m not gonna make any grand, sweeping promises. I’ll let my actions and my love for you speak for themselves. But loving you means I want you to consider all the consequences.

Victoria: I have considered them. It’s not gonna be easy walking away from the company that i love. But it’s worth it.

Ashland: I’m talking about your children. Billy’s not gonna be happy with this.

Victoria: He would never keep me from seeing them.

Ashland: Are you sure about that? Victor orchestrated a restraining order against me, and kyle went right along with it. Are you certain that billy’s gonna be okay with me spending time with his kids?

Victoria: Don’t worry about billy. I’m sure that we’ll be able to come up with some sort of an arrangement.

Ashland: Okay. And what about your parents? What about nick?

Victoria: [ Scoffs ] Well, they’ll either accept that my love for you has brought me to a place of forgiveness, or they won’T. I can’t keep trying to convince them.

Ashland: A wise decision. It would be a pointless exercise.

[ Both laugh ]

Victoria: Of course it’s a wise decision because I am the smartest woman that you know.

Ashland: [ Laughs ] Yes, you are. Listen, um… when you declare your independence from your family, I would suggest that you leave me out of it altogether. One mention of my name might trigger a reaction from them that you might not be prepared for.

Adam: Look — we just have to face it, that there is nothing any of us can do to stop ashland’s drive to be with victoria.

Victor: That seems to be the case, doesn’t it?

Adam: Well, the only person that can persuade him to leave town or convince him to stay is her, and I have a strong suspicion that she wants him to stick around.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] That fits your narrative, doesn’t it? You don’t think victoria should be running the company anymore because she’s involved with ashland locke. Think again, son.

Adam: My ambitions are not the issue here. You’re refusing to see what’s right in front of your face — that victoria is still in love with ashland locke, and this trip that you planned for her to get away so she could get over locke may have just done the opposite and may have just made her want him even more. So, what do you think we should do now? – Hey honey. – Hey dad.

Jack: Hey, there. How was your run?

Allie: Hi. It was fantastic. I love going out there. It gets my endorphins going — perfect way for a reset.

Jack: I know the feeling well. I was a runner for a lot of years. Now I have to do exercises kinder to my knees.

[ Groans ] Hey, it’s not a big deal. I can still hold my own on a tennis court.

Allie: Oh, no, it’s not that. It’s just, um, my dad and I used to go running together.

Jack: Is that right?

Allie: Yeah, he had to stop because of his knees.

Jack: Uh-huh. I’m terribly sorry. Genetics?

Allie: Yeah, probably.

Jack: Well, I have two things to say. I apologize for messing up your running with your dad, though I’m sure you found other ways to spend time together, and second, think about stretching. I’m telling you. Knee pain is no joke.

Allie: I got to find a backup exercise that’s easier on the joints.

Jack: You know what? There’s a new pilates place opening opposite chancellor park on main street, brand-new. You should check it out. You’re gonna be in town a little while.

Allie: Pilates? Okay. Okay, I will…if someone from the family joins me. My priority is getting to know all of you guys better.

Jack: Well, I love the sound of that, and whatever you want to see, whatever you want to do, I promise you, someone will want to accompany you.

Allie: You know ashley’s taking me to the jabot lab this afternoon?

Jack: Wow! I remember the first time I took keemo there.

Allie: The lab where he worked?

Jack: Yep.

Allie: How did that happen? How did he get hired?

Jack: Well, that’s easy. He loved the place. No, he was a very curious mind. He — he always wanted to know all the details on how our products were made, including the fragrances. Yeah, he took special interest there, and it was clear early on he had a real natural ability with chemistry. So, I encouraged ashley to hire him part-time as her assistant, and before long he gave up his job working at the family restaurant and came to work for her full-time.

Allie: God, I wonder what that was like for him.

Jack: He had an infectious joy and enthusiasm about the work. I’m sure if you asked him, he would tell you —

Allie: That it wasn’t work at all.

Jack: Yeah, we’re definitely talking about the same guy.

Summer: After I did more investigating, we realized that marchetti needed financial restructuring in order to stay afloat. So, kyle and I started kicking around the idea of jabot using this as an opportunity to get back into the fashion business.

Kyle: It’s a bold move. And marchetti is a big fish. It’ll take some work.

Summer: But we’re a good team.

Kyle: The best.

Diane: [ Laughs ] I’m so excited for you.

Summer: Well, nothing’s written into stone until we get approval from the board.

Diane: Oh, they’ll love the idea. They have to. It’s genius.

Summer: Hopefully.

Diane: Yes, and this is going to be another big move for you…again. So, if there’s anything I can do to help ease the transition, I’m right here.

Summer: Thank you.

Diane: Well, yeah, that’s what family does, or should do. I wish I could go back in time and be there for you for all these big milestones and even the quiet, everyday ones, like watching your sports or picking you up from school. But [Sighs] I want you to know that I want to be there for you now.

Kyle: Well, assuming everything goes well, we will have plenty on our plates and welcome all the help we can get.

Ashland: Ah, nice to see you, diane.

Diane: Hello, ashland.

Ashland: Hello, summer, kyle.

Summer: Is there something that we can help you with?

Ashland: Well, I just wanted you to know that I’m aware that you weren’t the one behind the restraining order, keeping me from seeing harrison.

Adam: Look — all I’m saying is that you need to be prepared. Ashland still has a hold on victoria.

Victor: There’s no way that she will be pulled back into that man’s clutches again.

Adam: Please tell me one time she hasn’t been confronted with the truth about ashland and run back into his arms. Why do you think anything is gonna be different now?

Victor: Because she’s too smart…too strong to fall for that man’s bull again.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Adam: Everything alright?

Victor: She wants to meet in her office, and she wants me to bring you along.

Nikki: Did you just get the same text I did?

Nick: From vic, asking us to meet her in the office? I wonder what that’s about.

Nikki: I don’t know. But I have a bad feeling about this.

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Allie: So, on my runs, I’ve been listening to this new podcast.

Jack: Uh-huh. What’s it called?

Allie: It’s called “the grinning soul.”

Jack: “The grinning soul” — oh, I like the name.

Allie: Mm-hmm.

Jack: No, I never heard of it. What’s it about?-

Allie: All sorts of things. The host talks about everything from insomnia to feeling out of place. But right now I’m listening to this great episode about whether you should follow your bliss versus having, like, a game plan for your career and life.

Jack: Interesting.

Allie: Yeah. I’m curious. Where do you fall between that?

Jack: Um…I’m all for people finding happiness and fun after they develop a really good game plan.

Allie: Exactly! Okay, I know. Otherwise, it’s like whatever happens, happens, right?

Jack: So, who’s on the other side of this argument?

Allie: Sharon, your friend from the coffeehouse. Yeah, she’s pretty cool.

Jack: Yeah, she is. She’s a very special lady and apparently a fan of the, uh, “the grinning soul.”

Allie: Okay, it was actually her son noah.

Jack: Oh, noah. Yeah, you’ve mentioned him before.

Allie: Yeah, he’s pretty cool. Turns out we’re both listeners.

Jack: Noah’s a pretty interesting guy. And I would think on the finding-your-bliss front, his artist personality might lean that way, frustrating though that might be.

Allie: Yeah, I know, right?

Jack: Sounds like a pretty vibrant conversation.

Allie: Yeah, yeah. It was something. Anyway, I got to go. Ashley’s gonna meet me before we get to the lab.

Jack: Wait. She’s not picking you up at the house?

Allie: Oh, well, we’re meeting at the coffeehouse.

Jack: Oh.

Allie: Yeah, it’s a central location.

Jack: Yeah, yeah, and if you go there, you’re likely to run into the best coffee in town.

Allie: Okay, jack. I’m gonna see you later.

Jack: [ Laughs ] Bye!

Allie: See you later.

[ Door closes ]

Kyle: I’ve got nothing to say to you, ashland.

Ashland: It’s a hell of a thing, you know, to be told that I can no longer have any contact with this boy that I have loved for so long. Now, it makes sense that victor would do something like that. It’s right up his alley, manipulating the legal system. But what I find appalling is that you would go along with it so easily, that you would put harrison in a potentially painful situation so you could help victor newman exact his revenge.

Kyle: What’s appalling is a father telling his son he has a terminal illness, then pushing him to move overseas so he doesn’t witness your so-called “demise.”

Ashland: I’m leaving town. I would like to see harrison before I go just to say goodbye.

Kyle: Not a chance.

Ashland: So, to be clear, you are prioritizing your desire to punish me over what’s best for harrison.

Kyle: I will always put my son’s well-being first. That’s why I’m doing this. My willingness to go along with this restraining order has nothing to do with victor’s animosity towards you and everything to do with how poisonous you are. I will always protect harrison from that.

Summer: It’s done. There is no need to discuss this any further. We need to get to work.

Kyle: Yeah. You’re right. I’m sorry. We have to go.

Diane: Uh, no, I-i understand. I’ll get myself back to the athletic club.

Kyle: Thanks.

Diane: [ Sighs ] That couldn’t have been easy.

Ashland: It was not.

Diane: For what it’s worth, I’m sorry you’re going through this.

Ashland: It’s worth a lot. Thank you.

Diane: I’m sure there are plenty of people in this town who would pay for the pleasure of slapping me with a restraining order — what they wouldn’t give to keep me from reclaiming a place in kyle’s life. I’m just lucky that he’s a strong and independent thinker. He doesn’t allow other people to tell him how to feel or act.

Ashland: There’s a real power in taking that stance. It can come as a shock to people who are used to getting their way.

Victor: Hello, sweetheart.

Victoria: Hello, dad.

[ Door closes ]

Victor: I was getting concerned when you didn’t answer the phone.

Victoria: Well, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I needed to frame my thoughts before I shared them with you.

Adam: Well, I’m just honored to have been included.

Victoria: This is something that the entire family needs to hear, regardless of how you and I feel about one another.

Nick: We miss something?

Victor: No, we just got here.

Victoria: Thank you all for coming. I know that you all have very busy lives — busy running around behind my back, pulling strings and making things happen that I would never approve of, orchestrating events so that the world spins exactly the way you want it to. Right, dad?

Victor: What are you talking about?

Victoria: You know, if only i had taken more time and paid closer attention, I could have predicted what your next moves might be. I mean, after all, you and I, we think a lot alike.

Victor: Not lately, unfortunately.

Victoria: You wanted ashland gone. You wanted to eliminate any reason that he might have to stick around. I’m sure that michael was probably just salivating when you told him the plan. He had that restraining order filed in no time flat. He probably had the judge on speed dial, ready to push it through. Those wheels of justice, they never spin faster than they do when victor newman is footing the bill. You, dad, you — you, who always preached to us and talked to us about the importance of family, you cut ashland off from his son. This time you’ve just gone too far. From the very first touch.

Summer: The presentation went really well.

Jack: I’ll say! It was electric.

Summer: We haven’t pitched like that together in forever.

Kyle: Turns out we still have our same rhythm.

Jack: I’m telling you. Once you left the room, the board of directors ran out of superlatives talking about your presentation. That’s why they voted yes.

Kyle: Unanimously.

Summer: Which is fantastic. It’s everything I’ve been wanting.

Kyle: We still have our work cut out for us. We have to pitch to angelina marchetti.

Jack: Which she’s still on board with this, yes?

Summer: One-hundred percent. When I told her just how bad things have gotten and how much money it was gonna take to dig her out, she was fully on board. She’s gonna welcome this chance to save her company, especially since jabot’s terms are more than fair.

Jack: That’s what I want to hear.

Summer: Is this really happening?

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Summer: That we’re gonna be able to work together as a team again in genoa city with our friends and our family?

Jack: Keep in mind, this transition means a lot of late nights, a lot of long days.

Kyle: We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Summer: And if I can just figure out a way to get my mom and diane to peacefully coexist, everything would be perfect.

Ashland: It’s just so frustrating — no recourse, no way to fight this.

Diane: You don’t seem like the type of man who’s used to hearing the word “no.”

[ Both laugh ]

Ashland: You’re right. I don’t have much experience with feeling helpless, which is ironic, considering the fact that I put myself in this position by pretending to be helpless against a disease.

Diane: You did a terrible thing to the people you call family… to your wife. You told a lie that they claim is unforgivable. By the way, that is something that victor’s done countless times over the years. It’s unfair, what he’s done to you.

Ashland: You know, I used to have contempt for people who would claim something was unfair. I would say to them, “where in the hell did you come up with this fantasy that anything in life is fair?” But this — shutting me out of this boy’s life after so many years… I’m sorry.

Diane: No, don’t be. I wish there was something i could do to help you. But, as you know, I’m in a difficult situation. I’ve just started to rebuild my relationship with my own son.

Ashland: I understand. I can’t ask you to jeopardize your own situation by helping me with mine.

Diane: Well, I hope we can continue being friends, despite all this.

Ashland: Well, that would be nice. But I’m afraid it won’t be possible.

Diane: Oh?

Ashland: I meant what I said. I’m leaving town very soon.

Victoria: Before mom and i went away, I begged you to leave ashland alone. He was focused on protecting his relationship with his son. He had moved on.

Nick: No, he hadn’t, vic. We paid him a fortune to leave us alone, but he stuck around, planning god knows what.

Victoria: So, you of all people are alright with ashland having his son ripped away from him.

Nick: Vic, he practically begged kyle and summer to take harrison to milan so he wouldn’t have to see him in the late stages of his nonexistent illness.

Victoria: He loves that little boy. And dad — dad knows it. That restraining order wasn’t just to eliminate any legitimate reason for ashland to stay in town. Dad wanted to hurt him in the harshest and most painful way possible. Well, congratulations, dad.

Victor: Do you honestly think I regret for one moment what I’ve done to that bastard? He has finally reaped what he has sown! And as far as that little boy is concerned, harrison, he’s better off without that bastard in his life!

Adam: Why do you even care, victoria?

Nikki: He seems determined to stay in town and cause problems for everybody. That little boy should be protected.

Victoria: You mean me. I need protecting.

Nick: Why are you passionately defending this guy like he’s some kind of victim?

Victoria: You have no idea what’s best for me, nicholas. None of you do! And I am so sick to death of you trying to control me and manipulate me. This ends now. I’m done. I’m leaving.

Nikki: What exactly do you mean?

Victor: You’re leaving what?

Victoria: I’m leaving the company. I’m leaving this town. I’m going someplace where I can start over.

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Jack: I’m as optimistic as anyone, but I don’t think we’re ever gonna see peace between diane and your mother.

Summer: [ Sighs ] I wish someone would tell me exactly what happened between those two. Or was it something bigger between you and my mom, because I feel like I’m missing some important piece —

Jack: It doesn’t really matter who did what or said what to whom.

Summer: I think it does.

Jack: What’s important right now is that we take a moment to appreciate all that we have. Count our many blessings, and they are many. You and kyle and harrison are moving back to town for good!

Kyle: We’re so excited.

Jack: And jabot is expanding. My heart is full. So, I think it’s incumbent on all of us to hold onto those things and think about life moving forward.

Diane: Well, it’s too bad you’re leaving. I hardly got a chance to know you.

Ashland: Well, I wouldn’t say that. We confided in each other about many of our sins.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Ashland: I think we are kindred spirits.

Diane: I guess you’re right. Good luck on your next adventure.

Ashland: I appreciate hearing that, especially from someone who actually means it.

Diane: If you’re ever back in town, if I’m still here, I’d like to buy you a drink.

Ashland: I’ll hold you to it.

Diane: You know, coming back to genoa city has given me a chance for a fresh start. I wish the same for you.

Ashland: That’s exactly why I’m leaving genoa city. And I think it might be the best decision I’ve ever made.

Victor: Will you come to your senses? You can’t possibly mean this. You aren’t going anywhere!

Victoria: Oh, I can imagine how difficult it must be for you, dad, trying to imagine that I’m not going to fall in line, and I’m not gonna do exactly what it is that you want me to do. But you know what? From now on, I am gonna live my life as I see fit.

Nikki: Alright, let’s just take a step back and talk about this.

Victoria: Oh, talk. But by talk, you mean listen, follow directions. Well, I am so sick and tired of playing by your rules. Why don’t you find another puppet?

Nick: Vic, this is crazy, alright? Doesn’t make sense.

Victoria: I’m choosing freedom, nicholas. I would think that you of all people would understand that.

Nick: By choosing a man who lied to you… who used you, who tried to bleed this company dry?

Nikki: Darling, we’re just trying to understand. Are you talking about leaving with ashland?

Victor: Please be honest with us. Is ashland locke coercing you in any way?

Victoria: You’re not hearing me. And even if you could hear me, you wouldn’t understand, because you never understand, and you know what? For the first time ever, I don’t care if you understand! For the first time in my life, I am proclaiming my independence. I’m reclaiming my life. That’s why I’m leaving.

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Victoria: Dad.

Victor: What?

Victoria: What have you done now?

Victor: What do you mean what have I done now? I just told you that our troubles with ashland will be over soon, you know. Why do you assume I did something?

Victoria: Because I know you.

Victor: Oh.

Victoria: So tell me, why did ashland pay you a visit?

Victor: The guy’s desperate. He’s all over the place. So he came by and then, you know, wanted to talk about things. That’s it.

Victoria: Well, I can’t imagine that he would seek you out unless he were provoked.

Nikki: Now, darling, you were just saying that you don’t want to talk about ashland anymore, so why don’t you put him right out of your mind?

Victor: I think that’s a wonderful idea. And I want to hear about your trip. I want to hear all about switzerland.

Nikki: Oh, it was fantastic.

Victor: Really?

Nikki: It’s so green this time of yeah. I know people think of the alps as being cold and snowy.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: But it was — it was just lush and vibrant. And the hotel — oh, my god, they took such great care of us.

Victor: Oh, yeah? Well, they better.

Nikki: This trip was exactly what we needed.

Victor: Good. Glad to hear that.

Nikki: Victoria. Is anything wrong?

[ Doorbell rings ]

Phyllis: Hello. Are — are you going to invite me in? I was hoping we could get past this.

Jack: This really isn’t a good time.

Phyllis: Okay, well, I think we should talk. I mean, we’ve come so far. And — and I think it would be foolish to let a stupid thing like this cause everything to fall apart. Hi, my name’s steve.

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Victoria: Everything is fine. That was mark from accounting.

Nikki: This late?

Victoria: Yes, well, something’s come up with the third-quarter projections.

Nikki: Oh. Is it anything I can help with?

Victoria: No, not at all. I can handle it.

Victor: Sweetheart, why don’t you deal with it tomorrow? You had a long flight. You need some rest.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] You know, I am a bit tired.

Victor: Well, then I suggest you come home to the ranch with us. Stay the night.

Nikki: Well, that’s a fun idea.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: It would be like an extension of our vacation, and then you don’t have to go back to that empty house.

Victoria: Please, I think i can spend one night in my own home alone. But thank you. I appreciate the offer.

Victor: Well, will you at least come with us to society and have some dinner?

Victoria: Daddy, you’re the one that just told me that i need to rest, so I think I’m gonna do what you told me to do and go home. And I will talk to you both tomorrow.

Victor: Alright.

Nikki: Okay.

Victoria: Have a good night.

Victor: Night.

Nikki: You too.

[ Door closes ] Did you believe any of that?

Victor: Not a damn word.

Jack: You’re right. We should talk.

Phyllis: Okay. Well, we don’t have to stay here.

Jack: No, no, this is fine. No one’s here, and this shouldn’t take too long.

Phyllis: Okay. Okay, well, then I just want to start by saying something that doesn’t come easily to me. Uh…uh…um…I want to apologize to you. I’m sorry.

Jack: What exactly are you apologizing for?

Phyllis: I’ll tell you exactly what I’m apologizing for, okay? Um…not just what I said and did, but the aftermath with diane. All of that. I’m sorry. And, um…it — it… I want to take full responsibility.

Jack: Okay, that’s a step in the right direction.

Phyllis: Yeah, just it’s — it’s very difficult because…

[Sighs] Diane has a — has a permanent space in my head it seems. And I know it’s wrong and it’s just very difficult for me when she came back.

[ Sighs ] I felt threatened by diane.

Jack: That’s absurd.

Phyllis: That’s absurd, i know. It’s absurd and silly, but, um…

[ Sighs ] That hatred goes back a long way. The way I detest her is in my dna.

Jack: You let your issues with diane affect us.

Phyllis: Yes, I did, I did. I know, and that was wrong. It was wrong. And I want to apologize for that. It was immature and wrong. So I am sorry. I rea– I am sorry. And — and — and I realize i pushed you into something that you weren’t ready for, and I’m sorry for that.

[ Sighs ] You know, and when I saw diane, I-I-I just thought, “oh, god, she’s gonna go after jack, and — and I have to get jack before she gets her hooks into him,” and so I apologize. Listen, I-I have, uh…

[ Sighs ] …Done so well, and, um… and I’ve matured and I’m enlightened, and I just feel that — that everything that happened with diane, that just all my progress just went away.

Jack: Yes. And it happened so quickly, so easily. That’s what I can’t get past.

[ Sighs ]

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Yes, this is ashland locke. I’ll be coming downstairs to check out. I just wanted to make sure someone would, you know, actually be there. The service in this hotel has been spotty at best. What? No, I have not enjoyed my time here in genoa city. If you’ve been living with heart disease,

Phyllis: Hey, listen, um… don’t go to extremes like that. I admitted to you that my behavior is reprehensible. I said that. Okay? I apologized for it. But… come on, you can get past this.

Jack: Because I’ve gotten past it so many times in the past? That’s not exactly a selling point. It isn’t just that you went back to your old ways, it was the ease and fluidity with which you transformed from new phyllis into old phyllis in the blink of an eye.

Phyllis: Yes, I realize that I did that. I know. I have a pattern. I get it.

[ Sighs ] I apologized. I can change, I know that. I can change. So I will be a better person for you. And all — all of my lousy habits and lousy behavior, that’s in the past.

Jack: I don’t want you to change. You can show remorse. You’ve done that before. You can plead for another redo. How many times have we done that in the past? I can’t do this. I made it clear months ago, when there was a hint that we might be traveling down a romantic road, that I would almost rather die than be hurt. I meant that.

Phyllis: I mean, it was just one mistake.

Jack: No, it was so much more than that. We have been working for months, carefully, thoughtfully, lovingly, to rebuild trust. Trust in each other, trust in ourselves as a couple. You threw that out to get an edge on diane. You say you want to cha– you can’t change. And I can’t do this. I’m done.

Phyllis: After — after all of this, this is the end, really?

Jack: Yeah, this is the end. Goodbye.

Kyle: And then harrison said, “but that’s not a frog.”

Victor: Thank you. Did she say anything about locke while you were in switzerland?

Nikki: She didn’t talk about him at all. She kept to herself a lot.

Victor: You didn’t press her because you didn’t want to push her away, right?

Nikki: Exactly. When I asked her about him this morning, she shut down the conversation.

Victor: That’s not a good sign.

Nikki: She did tell me before we left on our trip that she still had feelings for him. And I don’t think that’s changed. If anything, I think she’s more conflicted.

Victor: How is it possible that that bastard, that fraud, has a hold on her still?

Ashland: I thought you were still in europe.

Victoria: Well, I — I just returned. I guess not even the best massage in switzerland could get me to relax or give me any peace in my mind. So it’s true.

Ashland: You thought I was bluffing about leaving?

[ Chuckles ] I’m not. I am getting the hell out of this god-forsaken town and never looking back. I’m sure you’re relieved.

Victoria: So you were planning on leaving town without saying goodbye face-to-face. That doesn’t really sound like you.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Well, as I said, I thought you were out of the country, and no one seemed to know when you’d be back.

Victoria: But why the rush to leave now?

Ashland: I’m sure you’ve noticed — no one wants me here.

Victoria: Never bothered you before. Why now? What happened?

Ashland: I just can’t fight anymore. I’ve lost. The newmans win. With depression, you just feel…blah.

Nikki: So what happened when you saw ashland? I trust your plan is still in motion.

Victor: It is. I convinced kyle and summer to file a restraining order against that bastard. That way, he can no longer be near harrison, you know? Perhaps then he’ll realize there’s nothing else for him to do. He’ll leave town.

Nikki: Hopefully that will work. But I hate using that little boy as a pawn.

Victor: I’m not using him as a pawn at all. Just making sure that ashland locke stays away from him.

Nikki: Yeah, no kidding. Victoria’s not the only one who needs to be protected from ashland. I’m sure he had some choice words for you.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Just bluster now that he’s been exposed as a fraud. The thing that worries me, though, is that victoria may still have feelings for that bastard. That means we have to stop them from crossing paths.

Victoria: What exactly does that mean, “the newmans win”?

Ashland: Well, I don’t think it’s any secret that your family despises me. They want me to disappear from this town and your life.

Victoria: My family has been very out in the open about their hatred for you for quite a while. So what has happened this last week that’s driving you away? ‘Cause the least I heard, you were sticking around as long as harrison was here because you wanted to be close to him.

Ashland: You really don’t know, do you?

Victoria: No, ashland, i don’t know. That’s why I’m asking you.

Ashland: I’m relieved. I didn’t want to believe that you would play any part in something like this. It’s your father, he’s the one behind it.

Victoria: Behind what?

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I’ve been doing my best to stand up to your father and michael baldwin’S…threats and legal bullying. But thanks to them, I can no longer see my son. I… your father convinced summer and kyle to file a restraining order against me. I’m not allowed to be anywhere near him.

Victoria: I can’t — I can’t imagine that they would use a child in that way. Are you sure my father was behind this?

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I’m pretty positive, yeah.

Victoria: 100% positive?

Ashland: Oh, come on, victoria. This kind of maneuver, this has your father’s name written all over it. I have done nothing illegal in regards to my son. Certainly nothing that warrants a restraining order. And yet, a judge signed off on it immediately, with michael baldwin as the attorney. I have no doubt that your father orchestrated this as a final move to get me to leave town, and it worked. He did the impossible. He got me to walk away…from you.

Jack: Hello, everyone. I have a phone call I need to make, if you’ll please excuse me.

Phyllis: Well, you all sounded like you were having so much fun.

Kyle: Did he really go make a call?

Phyllis: I believe so.

Kyle: His phone’s right there.

Summer: Are you alright?

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m doing great. Uh, jack and I were going to go out for, you know, drinks and some dancing, but he had other obligations.

Diane: Is he okay? He looked upset.

Phyllis: He’s fine. Well, I have to go back to the hotel. See you later. If you have advanced non-small cell lung cancer,

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Kyle: I’m going to go check in on my dad. He’s probably looking for this.

Diane: It’s nice the way he takes care of jack like that.

Summer: That’s kyle. But I wonder what happened here?

Diane: What do you mean?

Summer: It seems like there was more going on than a business call. Why did jack run off like that and then my mom moments after?

Diane: How should I know? Neither one of them confides in me.

Kyle: I couldn’t get much out of my dad, other than that he wanted to be alone.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Okay, since no one here’s sure what’s going on, I’m gonna go check on my mom.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Ashland: I assume you’re here because you want to be reassured that my text was legitimate. It was.

Victoria: I gathered that when I saw the suitcase.

Ashland: I’m grateful you’re here. I didn’t think I was gonna get a chance to say goodbye to you in person.

Victoria: Here I am.

Ashland: Okay. Um… I don’t expect you to believe a word that comes out of my mouth. But I need you to hear this. Victoria, you changed me. You have made me an infinitely better man.

[ Sighs ] And even though I’ve lost you, I will be forever grateful for our happier times together. Besides harrison, you have been the only bright spot in my entire life. My company has brought me money and power and success, but… it hasn’t brought me the happiness that I’ve experienced with you. And our love was real. I think we both know that.

Victoria: Why would I believe you?

Ashland: The trust is you shouldn’T. I lied to you. I betrayed your trust. And I will continue to try to make amends. I will. I’ll try to help people and i will make more contributions to charities like your brother’S. I know it’s not a lot, but…

[ Breathes shakily ] The truth is I would do anything for you. I would give up everything for you. I would walk through fire for you.

Victoria: You already have.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] Yes, that’s true, I have.

[ Chuckles ] I pulled out of a burning car. I saved your life so that you could be set free…and be happy and fulfilled without me. Your family was right to push me away from you. I hate to say it, but… victoria…you are better off without me.

Victoria: [ Sniffles ]

Ashland: Don’t worry, I’ll be gone soon, and…you won’t have to cry over me ever again.

Victoria: I’m not crying… I’m not crying because I want you to leave. I’m crying because I — I want you to stay. (Asaad) when I was little,

Nikki: Oh, god. I hate to see the two of them together.

Victor: What?

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Can we please just ignore her tonight? I am not in the mood. I might have to slap her again.

Victor: You slapped her? Why didn’t you tell me?

Nikki: Oh, do you disapprove?

Victor: No, I wish I’d been there.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I’ll tell you the whole sordid story in the car.

Victor: Alright. Mm. Hello, kyle.

Kyle: Victor.

Nikki: Hi, kyle. How are you?

Kyle: Nikki.

Diane: [ Sighs ] It’s okay. I’m used to it.

Kyle: Well, I didn’t expect them to be overjoyed seeing us together, but they could at least acknowledge you.

Diane: Oh, the last time i saw nikki, she acknowledged me right across the face.

Kyle: What?

Diane: Yeah, she slapped me. But I know there is no one within 100-mile radius who would say I didn’t deserve it.

Kyle: Are you kidding me?

Diane: She holds a grudge, with good reason. I have given up trying to change certain people’s minds about me. Phyllis, at the top of the list. That woman will try to find a way to blame me for anything.

Kyle: I’m sorry. I know staying in town must be hard. And there will probably be more battles on the horizon.

Diane: Do you not want me to stay?

Summer: You’re just pretending to work, aren’t you?

Phyllis: I’m going over invoices.

Summer: Couldn’t have waited until tomorrow?

Phyllis: I run a business, summer.

Summer: Mom, I know that something is going on between you and jack. You can tell me about it or not, but just know that I’m here if you want to talk.

Phyllis: Okay. That woman is pure, unadulterated evil.

Summer: Diane?

Phyllis: Diane. Yes, diane. That woman is poison. She kills everything she touches. You need to convince your husband that she will shatter his heart in a million different pieces. She needs to get out of here.

Summer: I can’t do that without knowing more facts.

Phyllis: No, you don’t need to know facts. I am your mother, and I am telling you. She needs to pack her bags and she needs to go back to la.

Summer: Then tell me what she’s done.

Phyllis: That woman will ruin lives forever. Do you understand?

Summer: [ Sighs ] Mom. Mom! Wh–

Traci: Good evening, jack.

Jack: Hey.

Traci: What’s wrong?

Jack: Well, just because I’m not whistling a happy tune when you walk in, you think something’s wrong? I’m sorry. No judgment?

Traci: From me? Never. You know that.

Jack: Yeah, I do know that.

Traci: Jack, I’m here. Talk to me.

Jack: It’s phyllis.

Traci: I assumed that much.

Jack: I thought I was being so careful. And we were on the verge of something wonderful. We’d been doing this long, slow, romantic dance for months now. It was all there — the attraction, the connection, the history, good and bad, guiding us. There was anticipation and thrill every time we got together, and…and it shaped my days. And just when it was almost perfect…she broke it. She ruined it all.

Traci: Oh, no, no, no, I’m sorry. I am so, so, truly sorry.

Jack: No, you know, it’s not like I haven’t been here before. I shouldn’t hold out hope that phyllis is gonna finally focus on us — just us. No, there’s — there’s this pull to wreak havoc, to embrace vengeance, to welcome chaos. It’s more important than we are. It’s just part of who she is. And how many times have i learned that?

Traci: So you’re saying it’s over? It’s really over?

Jack: Oh, yeah, it’s over before it even began. I knew I was taking a chance, but I-I… I’d given in to it. And now the part of me that feared the worst turns out to have been right. I cannot believe I am here again. Yeah, yeah, it’S… it’s over…for good.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Ashland: I wanted to believe that you still had these feelings for me, but I had given up hope. I didn’t think you could get past my lies.

Victoria: I don’t want to have these feelings for you. That’s why I went to europe. I wanted to push them aside. I didn’t want to act on this — this pull that I feel to you. And I — I can’t make any sense of these feelings whatsoever. I came here tonight to say goodbye to you once and for all. And you saying goodbye to me… something inside of me, i just — I can’t bear it.

Ashland: I know exactly what you’re feeling.

Victoria: I’ve had a lot of time to think about what you’ve done, good and bad, and I have taken stock of our entire relationship, and I couldn’t have misjudged that much. It can’t all be a lie.

Ashland: It wasn’T.

Victoria: The love that we had, our wedding vows, every intimate moment that we shared, every intimate touch… those had to be real.

Ashland: They were.

Victoria: I believe you. Against my better judgment, i do, I believe you, and, yes, you may have started this relationship with some ugly ulterior motive, but I think that our love has changed you. And as much as I have tried, i can’t erase this love that i have. It’s just too powerful.

[ Sighs ] And I am never, ever gonna run away from it again.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Before treating your chronic migraine-

Kyle: It’s not that I don’t want you to stay, I just know it comes at a cost, and I wanted to recognize that.

Diane: Thank you, but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to be part of your life.

Kyle: We have a long way to go emotionally, but I feel like we’re on the right track.

Diane: I agree.

Kyle: As long as you don’t do something that makes me doubt your sincerity.

Diane: Kyle, that is not going to happen.

Summer: Hey.

Kyle: Hi.

Diane: Hi, summer.

Summer: Kyle, can I talk to you alone?

Diane: You know, it’s — it’s late, so I’m going to leave you to it. Uh, I’ll call you tomorrow? Good night.

Kyle: What went down with phyllis?

Summer: Um…I think that she’s headed for a breakdown or a blow-up or something. Because of diane.

Kyle: Really? Why?

Summer: I’m not sure. I don’t have any details. All I know is that my mom is a powder keg, your mom is the match, and we need to find a way to avoid an explosion.

Kyle: And you really think it’s that bad.

Summer: Yes. And please don’t defend diane to me again.

Kyle: No, I know phyllis’ hate for her runs deep and their mistrust and dislike for each other goes a long way back. It’s hard to let go of.

Summer: It is. But…I think I might have a way to diffuse my mom for a while.

Jack: You know what? I should be relieved. You know, with everything we’ve been through over the years, i knew the odds were against us. I… I guess I’m lucky that it never went any farther. I’ll tell you this — I will never be in that position again.

Traci: [ Scoffs ] Jack, come on. You don’t have to put on any kind of show for me. I know you, jack. You’re a romantic who loves with his whole heart. And I know how much it hurts when that love goes wrong. So tomorrow you can put your positive spin on everything, but for tonight, jack, it’s okay if you just want to feel bad. I’m here for you, whatever you need.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Phyllis: [ Gasps ] Daniel. Baby! How are you? Oh, I miss you. I miss you so much. Yeah, you should call your mother more often.

[ Sighs ]

Ashland: I want so much for this to be true…for us to have the reunion I’ve dreamed of.

Victoria: You know it’s not gonna be easy.

Ashland: No, it’s not.

[ Chuckles ] The whole town is against us. I’m not sure how it’s ever gonna work out.

[ Chuckles ]

Victoria: By doing things differently. I promise you, we’ll find a way.

Ashland: I’m sorry, i misunderstood.

Victoria: No, it’s okay. Just — just let me finish. By doing things differently, i mean I think we should take things slowly.

Ashland: Okay.

Victoria: I want to be sure that we’re doing things for the right reason this time.

Ashland: We love each other. I can’t think of a better reason.

Victoria: I just don’t want to make the same mistakes. I can’t do that again. I’m gonna need some time so that we can build the trust between us. I want to create a healthy relationship with you, one that’s stable. I think, truly, that’s the only way that we’re ever gonna be able to heal. Assuming, of course, that you’re willing to wait.

Ashland: I am. Take all the time you want. I want you to be confident in what we have. And you are definitely worth waiting for.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I was hoping that you would say that. ‘Cause I don’t want to lose you ever again.

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Summer: Mom, come on. Don’t run away. Please just talk to me. You just admitted that you screwed things up with jack.

Phyllis: Okay, listen, keep your voice down.

Summer: Okay. [ Scoffs ] I mean, what did you mean by that, though? You were super optimistic about where things were headed with you guys, and then the second kyle and I walked in, it was obvious something was wrong. And now look at you. You’re terrible at hiding your feelings. You’re scaring me, so please just tell me what’s going on.

Phyllis: What — hey, hey. Amanda’s here, okay? I have to get to work.

Summer: Mom.

Phyllis: I have to get to work. There’s a big chancellor-winters launch party. I have to set it up. People are waiting for me in the ballroom, okay? We’ll talk later. Shh.

Amanda: Is everything alright?

Jack: Once they give you a real timetable, then get back to me. Alright, thanks.

Kyle: I know you said everything’s fine, but what did you mean when you called phyllis too predictable? What’s going on with you guys?

Jack: No offense, son, this is really none of your business.

Kyle: We are talking about my mother-in-law.

Jack: Yeah, all the more reason to change the subject. Look, phyllis and I had a minor…disagreement. We will find our way through this.

Kyle: You said you were taking things slow, testing the waters, but I’m getting the feeling you blew right past the casual phase.

Jack: What do you mean by that?

Kyle: Whatever summer and i interrupted earlier was more than just a little spat. Dad, did your night at phyllis’ turn into something more serious? Are you back together?

Jack: Believe me, phyllis and I were not — are not together in any meaningful sense.

Kyle: Okay, then what went sideways? The other morning when you got home, you were so happy, and i know you were questioning phyllis’ timing, but I figured that was just your nerves talking, not a real thing. Was I wrong? Did something else happen?

Allie: Traci, hi.

Traci: Well, hello.

Allie: Hi. Would you care to join us?

Diane: Yes, please do.

Traci: Sure. I — sure. Why not?

[ Chuckles ] Allie, I am not running into you very much at the house. I wonder if we’re just keeping different schedules. I’m kind of a night owl.

Allie: And I’m kind of an early bird. I like to go out for early runs.

Traci: Oh.

Allie: By the way, I have really enjoyed exploring genoa city.

Traci: Well, how are you finding it so far?

Allie: Truthfully, I’m kind of falling in love with the place. I’ve already asked jack if i could stay a little bit longer.

Traci: Well, that is just wonderful. I’m so happy to hear it.

Diane: Me too. And in case you haven’t heard, I’m thinking of sticking around myself.

Victoria: The problem with going away on vacation…

Nikki: Hmm. A working vacation anyway. But it sure was nice to have a change of scenery.

Victoria: The spa that you chose was absolutely fabulous. Thank you for arranging such an elegant treat for us.

Nikki: Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, darling.

Victoria: I did, and i appreciate also that you agreed to come home early so that we could make it to the finance meeting.

Nikki: Yeah, it — it was good that we were there in person. I much prefer it to video calls.

Victoria: I do, too.

Nikki: But, you know, the jet lag is gonna start to set in, so I think we ought to get you home to rest, especially with your flare-up of your accident.

Victoria: Mom, I’m not the least bit tired. I’d actually like to review the redlines on the singapore deal. I’d like to be able to get those contracts out by next week. I know it’s probably gonna take me a while, so if you want to go home, feel free to — is there something wrong?

Nikki: I don’t know. You tell me. You were quiet at the spa, quiet on the jet. In fact, you haven’t talked to me about anything except work ever since we left for switzerland. Honey, I just need to know — did it work? Were you able to get ashland out of your system?

[ Knock on door ]

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Ashland locke?

Ashland: Yeah.

This is for you.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] Okay, this is a freezer, not a time capsule.

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Amanda: You two seem upset, so…

Phyllis: No, no, no. It’s nothing. Jack and I, we just had a little argument. No big deal. I can fix it before anybody knows the long, boring story. But you’re here to discuss the launch party, right?

Amanda: Yeah, I am, but, you know, everybody, they’re in the ballroom. They’re checking out the space. They’re talking logistics, so I’ll just let you stay here. We — I can meet you there.

Phyllis: No, no, no, no. No, it’s all good. It’s all good. Okay? You — I’m fine, summer. I overreacted. You know, I do that. Okay? No big deal, but I need to get to work. I need to discuss this party. So we’ll talk later. I’m gonna sign a couple things, then we’ll go.

Jack: I meant what I said. Whatever I’m dealing with in my personal life is nothing for you to be concerned about. Right now I would rather be talking about jabot’s purchase of marchetti.

Kyle: Are you rethinking your position?

Jack: I looked over your proposal very carefully. I did my own due diligence. Played with the numbers a bit. And despite my early reservations, I think it’s the right move for us.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] This is great news! And summer’s gonna be just as thrilled.

Jack: Well, both of you did excellent work.

Kyle: Well, of course, now i have to ask, you aren’t doing this just to get us back here? I know you had your concerns about the acquisition.

Jack: I think you know me better than that. I learned a long time ago not to let emotions interfere with my decisions. No, I didn’t want to buy another fashion house, since we just exited the fashion business, but when I looked things over a little more carefully, i realized marchetti still is a powerful brand, regardless how messy their books are.

Kyle: That’ll help with the price, for sure, and make the deal more attractive.

Jack: And I will admit, the best part of the whole thing is that you, summer, and harrison will be moving back home, and i carefully kept that consideration away from my financial analysis.

Kyle: So? Do we have a deal?

Jack: No, well, you’re gonna have to run it by the board first. They’re gonna have to approve. But I will get that first meeting started and help you keep moving things forward.

Kyle: Dad, just thank you. I couldn’t be more pleased. And I promise — promise to wow the board.

Jack: I have no doubt that you’ll be successful.

Kyle: I mean, so much has changed so fast. I — summer and I, we love living in milan with harrison, but it’s been nice being around family again. There’s really nothing like it.

Jack: Yeah. The abbott house is starting to feel like a home again.

Traci: I can’t tell you how great it is to have so many members of the family all living under the same roof again.

Allie: It’s definitely a little strange to be in such a big, busy house — in a good way. I grew up as an only child, so I’m not used to having so many people around everywhere I turn.

Traci: Is this overwhelming for you? Do you need some more privacy?

Allie: Oh, no, actually, I’m really enjoying it.

Traci: Good.

Allie: I’ve been hanging out a ton with harrison, who is just so adorable, and then of course there’s summer, who’s been incredibly welcoming. As all of you guys have. I’m very grateful.

Diane: Allie, do you miss la at all? For me, I always felt like a transplant, but for you, it’s — it’s home.

Allie: It is. But when I think of la now, all I think of is my dad. And I think it’s a good idea to stay away from california for a little bit longer.

Traci: Well, sweetie, you’re grieving. I know what that feels like.

Allie: Yeah, but, traci, i don’t want to overstay my welcome. I finished school and I have my master’s now. And it’s time to start thinking about the rest of my life.

Diane: Oh, that’s a daunting thought.

[ Chuckles ]

Traci: If I might offer just a word of advice, take your time deciding what you want to do next. Stay and enjoy the hustle and bustle of our house as long as you want to.

Allie: That is so kind of you, traci. I appreciate that.

Traci: Well, it’s lovely having you. I hope that you’ll stay a good long time.

Diane: Jack must be over the moon with you and kyle and that cute little harrison all under one roof.

Traci: Yes. We’re all really grateful to have allie in our lives, diane.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Lash sensational sky high

Phyllis: Alright, I just have a couple things to take care of before we go into the ballroom.

Amanda: You’re not fooling anyone, you know.

Phyllis: What are you talking about?

Amanda: I understand you not wanting to worry summer, but, you know, everyone in the ballroom, they have a lot to keep them busy for a little while, so why don’t you talk to me? Why don’t you tell me what happened with jack?

Phyllis: Um, okay. Jack and I, we’ve been getting along great. Everything’s going great. And then diane came to town and goaded me into something that I shouldn’t have done.

Amanda: What did you do exactly?

Phyllis: I engaged in “pda” with jack just to stick it to diane. And then we argued about it here. Jack walked in, he overheard everything.

Amanda: Okay, phyllis, this sounds really bad.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah, it’s bad.

Amanda: Didn’t I ask you if that’s what you were doing? And I believe you said that that was not your intention at all, that the timing was coincidental.

Phyllis: I lied to you. I lied to myself. Really. That woman, I mean, I don’t think I understand to the extent of how she gets to me, amanda. Seriously, it’s like all of these old habits are coming back, and it scares me. Honestly. I mean, she knows how to take any little insecurity that i might have, and she knows how to exploit it. I thought all of that was behind me.

Amanda: Clearly it’s not.

Phyllis: I mean, honestly, i didn’t want to hurt jack, and what happened between the two of us, I mean…

[ Sighs ] It felt good. It felt good to stick it to diane. It felt good to throw it in her face. But then he was standing there and the look on his face, he was so hurt.

Amanda: As much as I hate to say it, this does not sound good.

Phyllis: It’s the worst.

Amanda: Yeah. Phyllis, you can talk to him. You can convince him that you didn’t mean it. Right?

Phyllis: I don’t know. I’ll try. Honestly, I just — I feel horrible about doing that to him. I detest diane jenkins. I detest that woman.

Diane: What do you think the future might hold for you, allie? What kind of career are you interested in?

Allie: Well, my degree is in chemical engineering, but I have no idea how I want to apply it.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] I see.

Allie: Yeah, I thought I was headed down a very specific path in la, but now I am totally rethinking things.

Traci: Would you like to tour the lab at jabot? After all, that’s where ashley started as a chemist.

Allie: Yes, we had talked about that. She is in a different field of study than mine, but I’d love to learn more. Finding that out, that we had that in common, was a really nice surprise.

Diane: I can imagine.

Traci: And, of course, that’s where keemo was a chemist.

Allie: That’s right, jack told me that, that they had worked together. And that’s also another reason why I wanted to stay longer was to learn more about the family I didn’t know I had and the dad I thought I knew.

Victoria: You know, on second thought, I do feel jet lag setting in. Let’s not have this conversation right now.

Nikki: Well, darling, before we left, you were very honest about your feelings for ashland. You said that you couldn’t just stop loving him on a dime. And then you agreed to this trip to get some distance, to start making the emotional break. I’m just saying that you can be honest now, too. Did it work? I’m not going to judge you.

Victoria: There’s nothing to judge.

Nikki: Victoria —

Victoria: Look. I did some thinking in europe.

Nikki: And what did you conclude?

Victoria: That I have been running away from my feelings because they’re messy and they are complicated and they’re confusing. But I can’t escape them, mom. It doesn’t work that way. I have to face all of the sadness and the pain and the humiliation and whatever else is there, and I have to — have to learn to live with it. And I’ve accepted that. But the rest of you haven’T.

Nikki: The rest of who?

Victoria: The family. But you and dad especially. You all think you know better than I do what I need and you don’t trust me to sort this out on my own. You think I’m gonna do something wrong and that you’re gonna have to step in and save me from myself, and I’m sorry, but i feel like I’m being micro-managed right now. So that’s why I’ve decided I’m not gonna talk this through with anyone. Not even you.

Summer: Hey, guys.

Kyle: Hey, babe. Dad and I were just going over my presentation. You’re welcome to sit in, if you’d like.

Jack: You know what? You seem to have the framework. I’m sure you can work it all out. I got an errand I’ve got to run, so you can get to it. Please excuse me.

Summer: Well, that was abrupt.

Kyle: Yeah, I’ve got some news I want to share. Don’t worry, it’s good, but first, did you catch up with your mom? Is phyllis okay?

Summer: I can’t tell. She was acting very weird, even for her.

Kyle: Weird how?

Summer: She admitted that she screwed things up with jack somehow, and then she totally backpedaled.

Kyle: Yeah, dad’s upset, too. Not that I can get him to talk about it.

Summer: [ Sighs ] There is definitely something going on between our parents. If you’ve been living with heart disease,

[ Telephone rings ]

Victor: Yes. Alright, send him in.

Ashland: You’re behind this, aren’t you?

Victor: What’s that?

Ashland: This restraining order keeping me from seeing harrison. You pulled some strings with the judge or maybe had your lackey michael baldwin do it for you. Don’t deny it.

Victor: Why would I deny that? The boy needs protection from you.

Ashland: This is a farce. I’ve done nothing to deserve this over-the-top reaction.

Victor: This a judge’s order. You best not violate it. Otherwise, you’ll end up in jail. Come to think of it, why don’t you violate it? We’ll all enjoy seeing you behind bars.

Summer: It’s kind of bewildering. I thought mom and jack were doing so well. She was so happy that things were finally progressing. What is it? Do you know something different?

Kyle: When I talked to my dad, I got the impression he was just playing it more cautious.

Summer: He doesn’t want to be with my mom?

Kyle: No. No, no, no. That’s not it. Just that he’s concerned about getting hurt again.

Summer: [ Sighs ] I shouldn’t have let mom brush me off. I want to get to the bottom of what they argued about, see if I can help somehow.

Kyle: I think the best way for us to help is by staying out of it. They’re adults. So are we. We shouldn’t be meddling in their love life.

Summer: But if they need our support…

Kyle: My dad made it clear he didn’t want me worrying. Let him handle it.

Summer: That’s basically what my mom said, but —

Kyle: No, no “buts.” I think that’s exactly what we should let them do.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: I think you need to stop, okay? You need to stop blaming diane. You need to start taking responsibility for what you did. Okay? You made a mistake. Own it. But don’t let that stop you. Fight.

Phyllis: Fight.

Amanda: Fight.

Phyllis: Yes. I got that. I went to jack’s and I felt bad. I really did. There was so much pain on his face. I really betrayed him. I mean, I… I’m doing everything I swore i wouldn’t do.

Amanda: I know, I know.

Phyllis: I mean, I hesitated. I-I really did. I hesitated to get back together with him, and… and I — I said I wouldn’t revert to my old ways, and — and he said he wouldn’t tolerate it. Diane! Oh, but it is diane, amanda. Diane came back from the dead. I mean, what am I to do? I want to be in a great, loving relationship, but it’s diane! It’s diane who is making me do this. Diane is making me revert to my old ways. Diane is bringing me down to her level. Diane is doing this.

[ Sighs ]

Amanda: Phyllis, the thing about trying to change, it’s a process. It’s not an event. So you can’t help but backslide. Okay? We need to look at this as a momentary slip, not as some proof that you are beyond redemption, okay?

Phyllis: Okay.

Amanda: Okay, good. So tell me, where did you leave things with jack?

Phyllis: Uh, I went to his house, we argued. Kyle and summer walked in.

Amanda: Oh, I guess that’s why summer was here.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah, yeah. She followed me here. She wanted answers. She knew something was up.

Amanda: You’re gonna — you’re gonna try and fix things with jack, though, right? Phyllis. After everything you and jack have been through, you — you’ve taken so long to get to this point. Don’t you think that it’s worth it to do whatever it takes to hold it together? We do it every night.

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Diane: I admire anyone who goes into science. There are so many advances happening so quickly, it must be a challenge keeping up with it all.

Allie: Well, it helps being organized and, of course, staying on top of the professional journals. Noah.

Noah: Hey, there.

Allie: Hey. How’s it going?

Noah: Pretty good.

Traci: Hey, noah, you’re looking well.

Noah: Thank you, traci. You too.

Allie: Noah, this is diane. She — she bought my father’s house in la.

Noah: Yes, kyle’s mom. I heard you were back in town. I’m noah newman.

Diane: Oh, of course. It’s good to see you.

Noah: Well, I’m glad you stuck around. We never got a chance to talk about that episode of “the grinning soul.” Did you listen to it yet?

Allie: Of course I did.

Traci: Oh, I’m a big fan. I — what was the most recent episode about?

Allie: Ambition and how to chart your own course for a successful career.

Noah: No. No, that’s not what it was about at all.

Allie: Wait, what?

Noah: It was about how following your bliss is the clearest path to success.

Allie: Excuse me? Wrong.

Noah: Are we not listening to the same podcast?

Allie: Following your bliss? That was nowhere in the podcast.

Noah: Okay, so the guy might have worded it a little bit differently, but that was the general gist of the episode. Ambition’s not enough. You have to truly love what you’re doing. Otherwise, why even bother?

Diane: It is so interesting how you heard such different things from it. I’ll have to listen myself.

Allie: No, you know, ignore noah. He obviously wasn’t paying close attention. Probably doodling.

Noah: Hey, I can multi-task.

Traci: Okay, okay, okay.

Allie: If you say so.

Traci: Why don’t you two go and settle this somewhere else? Go sit down, have a chat. Diane and I have some things to catch up on ourselves.

Allie: Alright.

Diane: Thank you for keeping me company, allie.

Allie: Of course. I enjoyed our conversation.

Diane: Oh, is enjoyed the right word?

Allie: You gave me a lot to think about — how’s that? And with that said, I am gonna follow my bliss for a refill at the counter.

Noah: Oh, nicely done. Yeah.

Allie: I’ll see you at home later.

Traci: Okay.

[ Chuckles ]

Kyle: We’d both like to see our folks get back together, but we need to let them figure this out on their own. Besides, you and I are about to get extremely busy.

Summer: Because of the news that you mentioned?

Kyle: My dad reviewed the materials we gave him, and he reversed course. He thinks it’s a good idea for jabot to buy marchetti.

Summer: [ Laughs ] Oh, god, we did it! We’re coming home!

Kyle: Yes, we are.

Summer: Oh, my god. This is amazing. My heart is racing. I was starting to get worried that his reservations were too strong and that we were gonna have to scrap the whole thing.

Kyle: We still have to pitch it to the board, so it’s not a done deal.

Summer: At least it’s a start.

Kyle: Yeah, my dad and I were going over my presentation. He’s trying to set up a meeting for tomorrow morning, so I’m probably looking at an all-nighter.

Summer: Nah, I predict that you’re already prepared to nail it. You’ll get your beauty sleep.

Kyle: We’ll see.

Summer: God, this is going to really energize jabot.

Kyle: And who better to convince the board of what a coup it’ll be to buy marchetti than you?

Summer: Could it be true? We’re really coming home? I’ve tried so hard not to get my hopes up.

Kyle: It’s true if we want it to be.

Summer: Okay, then let’s make it happen.

Kyle: I know when you first came up with the idea, you were only thinking about the positives — being around the abbotts and the newmans again. You didn’t factor in my mother or ashland.

Summer: This is our home. Yours and mine. It’s where I want to be and where I want to raise harrison.

Kyle: It’ll be good to have harrison around a strong, loving family again.

Summer: Especially his doting grandfather. This is gonna make your dad so happy.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Ashland’s been served. Restraining order’s in effect.

Summer: [ Sighs ] It’s official. Thank god.

Kyle: I hope that’s the last we’ve seen of the guy… and didn’t just pour gasoline on a fire.

Ashland: I don’t know why I’m surprised. You’re just as ruthless as everyone has always said you are.

Victor: I warned you not to cross me or my family. You ignored the warning. So now you got to suffer the consequences, don’t you?

Ashland: Victor, my mistakes are old ones. A plan set in motion before i was changed by victoria’s love.

Victor: Will you please stop that sentimental crap with me?

Ashland: I know you’ve been in this place where I am right now — needing forgiveness for something you’ve done and lived to regret. Why don’t I deserve that same opportunity?

Victor: You don’t deserve forgiveness. And you’re not sorry. You don’t understand the meaning of the word remorse, do you? Now you’re out of options. You’re desperate. If I didn’t have such disdain for you, I’d almost feel sorry for you.

Ashland: Victor, if I could just make you understand how sorry I am.

Victor: You’re not sorry?! I know what you were up to pretty well from the beginning. You ensnared my daughter. You made her fall in love with you. You married her. That big wedding in tuscany! You married her because you wanted to enlarge your corporation, your empire. And now you want to use that innocent little boy as a reason to stay in town? Ain’t gonna happen! I won’t allow it. Kyle and summer won’t allow it. The courts won’t allow it, so take your money I gave you — $500 million — and get the hell out of town! So what’s going on?

Diane: So, jack’s granddaughter and noah newman. Hmm. Think there’s something budding there?

Traci: I have no idea. I know that allie is very quiet at the house, and noah seems to have found a whole new side of her.

Diane: It appears so. She’s really cute with him.

Traci: I don’t know her very well yet, but my impression is that she is an intelligent and thoughtful young woman.

Diane: I didn’t really know her either when I first started trying to bring her and jack together, but as soon as I met allie, I knew it would be good for both of them.

Traci: I have already praised you for that, diane. Am I gonna have to continue thanking you over and over?

[ Chuckles ]

Diane: Fair enough. Well, allie is also aware that i had my own agenda, and in fact, I just apologized to her and owned up to it.

Traci: Wow. I’m impressed. Was she?

Diane: Uh…she understood and accepted why I did what i did. But she didn’t pull any punches.

Traci: Good. I’m glad to hear she’s holding her own. I’m really enjoying getting to know her better.

Diane: Yeah, it appears you two have a lovely connection. I really like seeing that.

Traci: [ Laughs ] Oh, brother.

Diane: What, too much?

Traci: Too much? Diane, I remembered that you had a little bit more finesse.

[ Laughs ] Listen, I will give you this. You’re doing all the right things. Keep it up.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Noah: I can speak from personal experience — any time I’ve done a job to please other people, it’s been a disaster. But when I started pursuing my art, doors started to open.

Allie: Yeah, but you’re a newman. Doors open for you.

Noah: Yeah, but being a newman opens up doors in the business world, and that’s where I was the least happy.

Allie: But most people don’t have the luxury to choose happiness over a steady paycheck.

Noah: Yeah, that’s true.

Allie: I was raised to chart my own success, fight for my own career, and that’s what I took away from the podcast. The idea is that you set a goal and then you make a plan for it and you go after it. Mindfully, of course.

Noah: Okay, so now that you’re out in the real world, what goals are you setting for yourself?

Allie: I have no clue. And that’s pretty freaky. That’s also the reason why I’ve not gone back to california and why I’ve just been hanging out, drifting a little. It is the first time in my life where I don’t know what’s coming next. And, um…I worked hard for my master’S. I assumed I would have a job by now and be happily working. But then my dad died. And, um…and then i found out I had a whole other family that I never knew I had, and that threw everything off course.

[ Chuckles ] So now I am rethinking everything — what job I should have, where it should be.

Ashland: You don’t believe I’m redeemable. And I can’t convince you otherwise. So I give up — on that front, at least. But know this, victor — your daughter still loves me. We still have a bond. Victoria has not been able to give that up. So the more you treat her like a child, the more you try to tell her what to think or how to feel or how to run her life, the more she is going to resent you for driving me away, and then you will have your own consequences to deal with.

Victor: You’re pressing your luck. We’ll be fine. Now take your $500 million and get the hell out of here. You’ll be alone somewhere. Now get out. Alice loves the scent of gain so much,

Noah: You got some big decisions ahead of you.

Allie: Yes, I do.

Noah: Well, believe it or not, I sympathize.

Allie: Why wouldn’t I believe you?

Noah: It’s just a figure of speech.

Allie: [ Laughs ]

Noah: Anyway, I’ve picked up my life and moved before. It’s not easy. But now you got me thinking.

Allie: What?

Noah: I don’t know, maybe it’s time for you to jump over to the dark, you know, follow the non-linear path.

Allie: No, no, no way. Right after this, I’m gonna go to the store, I’m gonna buy a whole bunch of planners, and make a whole bunch of lists.

[ Both laugh ] That’s probably completely alien to you, huh?

Noah: Hey, I had to follow a lot of directions for my sister’s wedding. There was a list coming at me from every direction.

Allie: Let me guess, those lists just flew completely over your head.

[ Laughs ] And you — you followed your instinct on designing the space.

Noah: Yeah, yeah, you nailed it.

Allie: You know, they say that I can read people. You seem as someone who just follows his gut.

Noah: Okay, well, I’ll take that as a compliment.

Allie: It’s an observation.

[ Chuckles ]

Noah: Alright, let’s compromise.

Allie: About?

Noah: “The grinning soul” episode.

Allie: Alright. Go for it.

Noah: Maybe — just maybe — the message he was trying to convey is that there are wildly divergent paths to success and happiness. And your mission, should you choose to accept it, is finding a path that works for you.

Allie: Nah. I’m still right. You missed the point entirely.

Victor: My baby.

Nikki: Oh, victor.

Victor: Oh, my baby.

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: I’m so happy you’re back.

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: Mm.

Nikki: I missed you. I’m so glad to be home.

Victor: I’ve missed you. Why didn’t you stay in europe longer? That would’ve given me a chance to get rid of ashland locke.

Nikki: I know we talked about keeping victoria away longer, but she insisted on coming home early.

Victor: Oh.

Victoria: Oh, look at who’s here.

Victor: There you are.

Victoria: Hi.

[ Chuckles ] Hi, dad. How are you?

Victor: What happened?

Victoria: Huh? Oh, nothing, it’s just a little flare-up from the accident. Not a big deal. Mom and I had the most amazing time in europe.

Victor: Anyway, I want to hear all about your trip to europe, I really do. Meanwhile, I have some good news for you. Ashland paid me a visit. We had a very productive conversation.

Victoria: About what?

Victor: Well, I think our trouble may soon be over.

Victoria: Dad, what have you done now?

Victor: Now take your $500 million and get the hell out of here. You’ll be alone somewhere. Now get out.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Next week on “the young and the restless”…

Sharon: Oh, my gosh! Welcome home. Look at you two. You’re glowing!

Tessa: Honeymoons do that.

Victoria: I want to start over, away from this place, away from all of the people, and i don’t want to just imagine it this time. I actually want to do it.

Ashland: You really mean that?

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: You’re done? After — what, after all of this, this is the end?

Jack: Yeah.

Phyllis: Really?

Jack: This is the end. Goodbye.

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Jack: Phyllis, I’ll talk to you later. I can’t do it right now.

Phyllis: Please let me explain what you heard me say to diane, please.

Jack: Frankly, you couldn’t have spelled it out more clearly. The main reason we finally got together, the main reason we kicked our romance into high gear is you wanted to stick it to your old enemy.

Phyllis: Okay, that’s not what it was at all.

Jack: I specifically asked you if you were flaunting our relationship in front of diane because she was needling you. You denied that. I assume you’re here to deny it again. Maybe I should’ve listened to that voice in my head.

Phyllis: Whoa, oh, that voice in your head? You know who that is. That’s diane. She’s putting all those thoughts in your head. She’s doing the same thing to me, jack. That’s what she does. She’s trying to manipulate us. Please do not have her have that power over you. Please, jack.

Summer: My dad says harrison and christian are having a ball at his place.

Kyle: I’m glad nick let him hang out there. It’s the best place for him to be tucked away while we wait for ashland to be served with the restraining order.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I hope I’m not interrupting.

Kyle: Uh, this is a surprise.

Diane: I have been trying to find you two because…I have a confession to make.

Sally: I did it!

Adam: What exactly did you do?

Sally: The deal with hartwell. I closed it. Can you believe it? You should’ve seen how hard i negotiated.

[ Sighs ] Okay, you are really taking the fun out of this.

Adam: I’M… I’m sorry. I know it’s a major coup, so congratulations.

Sally: What’s wrong?

Adam: Just something is on my mind.

Sally: Newman media related?

Adam: No. Our plan to push victoria and ashland back together, we hit a snag.

Sally: But the text you sent made it seem like things were moving along.

Adam: It was.

Sally: And I thought ashland was more determined than ever to get back together with her.

Adam: It was all headed in that direction. And victoria just got back from her ridiculous spa trip to switzerland, so it seemed like it was just a matter of time, but something interfered with our plan.

Sally: [ Sighs ] What?

Adam: My father.

Nate: Hey. I am so sorry if I woke you. I was trying my best to keep quiet so you can get some rest.

Elena: Oh, you didn’t seem to care about that earlier.

Nate: Oh, I cared.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Well, I set my alarm so i wouldn’t miss my shift at the clinic. Where are you headed?

Nate: Devon invited me to sit in on a meeting with the head of his digital marketing agency, and then we’re headed to the grand phoenix to make sure all the plans are in place for the launch.

Elena: [ Gasps ] Your first big event as coo.

Nate: It’s all coming together.

Elena: So, who’s all gonna be at the grand phoenix for this meeting?

Nate: Well, lily just got back from her trip, so I’m sure she’ll be there. Billy is not available, so probably just the three of us.

Elena: Good. I mean, the fewer the people, the more efficient it’ll be.

Nate: I will see you after your shift.

Elena: Yes. Tell lily I said hi.

Nate: Will do.

Imani: Looks like we both have the same thought about arriving early and getting some work done before the meeting.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] I didn’t know that you were gonna be in attendance.

Imani: Yeah, I decided to join just in case there were any legal concerns, so… I could do my work in the restaurant until we get started. I don’t want to disturb you.

Lily: Oh, no, no, no, please. I could use the company, so have a seat.

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Devon: Well, thank you for being early.

Nate: I was hoping we could talk for a few minutes before the meeting so you could fill me in.

Devon: Yeah, yeah, for sure. Today, we’re gonna be talking with gwen davis, who runs the digital marketing agency that hamilton-winters has been using for years. She’s an industry leader, super, super talented, ton of great ideas, and she doesn’t believe in bigger being better, so she keeps her client list pretty tight out of principle.

Nate: I can respect that.

Devon: Yeah, me too. But I have a feeling that she’s a little uneasy about the merger taking place, ’cause when I told her about it, she sounded concerned that our working relationship would change, so…

Amanda: Hey, hi. I didn’t know you were down here.

Nate: I’m a little early for the meeting. Are you joining us?

Amanda: No, not yet. I have to run to the office to grab a few things, but I will meet you two at the grand phoenix, okay?

Devon: Okay. Mwah.

Amanda: Bye.

Nate: Bye.

Amanda: Oh, elena, hi.

Elena: Hey.

Amanda: You heading to work?

Elena: Yeah, I’m working at the clinic today, and I know you’re preparing for the big launch. Very exciting.

Amanda: Yes, it is. We actually have a meeting to finalize the details today.

Elena: Oh, yeah, nate told me about it. Hey, I have some time before i have to clock in. If you have a minute, do you want to join me for coffee?

Adam: Kyle and summer had a restraining order drawn up so locke has to stay away from the kid.

Sally: Oh. Well, that’s cold.

[ Sighs ] How does summer get away with doing things like that while people still think I’m the mean girl?

Adam: Well, being a newman has its privileges.

Sally: Well, ashland hasn’t left town, and victoria is back, so there’s still hope for our plan.

Adam: Yeah, it was a good idea. It was the perfect way to showcase victoria’s poor judgment. But we’re running out of time. I mean, locke is probably already planning his route out of genoa city as we speak.

Sally: I still have hope. But if it doesn’t work out, not to worry. We’ll just come up with something else. A better plan. We will put our brilliant brains together and come up with something even more clever to prove that you are the only one who should be running newman enterprises.

Summer: What have you done?

Diane: I saw jack and phyllis in the park earlier, and I made a comment about your possible move back to genoa city. I didn’t realize you were trying to keep that quiet.

Summer: I don’t understand what the issue is.

Kyle: Yeah, they already knew we were thinking about moving back.

Diane: Ashland was there, too. Jack made it clear that he wasn’t happy that I shared that information in front of him.

Kyle: Okay, what was ashland even doing there? Was he harassing dad for information on where to find harrison?

Diane: Oh, no, no, no, it was nothing like that. Ashland and I were just chatting, and then we ran into jack and phyllis.

Summer: Wait, I didn’t even realize that you and ashland knew each other.

Diane: Oh, well, we crossed paths a few times at the grand phoenix when we were both staying there, and then when we saw each other in the park, we stopped to chat.

Kyle: Ashland locke is bad news./ He’s in the process of splitting up with victoria because of some pretty heinous behavior on his part.

Diane: I’m aware of that now. And jack warned me about him, too. And then when I asked ashland about it, he came clean about all the awful things he’d done. But don’t worry, I’m not about to let him manipulate me. I made it perfectly clear that if he is hoping that I’ll intercede for him about harrison, he is sorely mistaken.

Phyllis: Diane is a master at pushing buttons. She hasn’t lost her touch. Unfortunately, we have. We cannot let her keep on playing mind games. We can’t do it. So you know what? Forget what I said. Forget it.

Jack: How do you expect me to do that?

Phyllis: I was just saying it so she’d shut up and back off.

Jack: We both know it was never that insignificant. This wasn’t a thoughtless remark in a heated moment.

Phyllis: No, that’s exactly what it was.

Jack: Phyllis, you arranged for her to be in the hotel to see us coming downstairs after we made love. It was calculated. It was tawdry. And frankly, pretty hurtful.

Phyllis: How could you think that of me?

Jack: Because I am tired of pretending. I’m tired of making excuses for you. Either you’re gonna tell me the truth or I don’t see any way that we’re gonna get past this.

Phyllis: What? Of course we’ll get past this.

Jack: The truth, phyllis. The truth. With golo, I’ve lost 13 inches in my waist.

Kyle: Glad you were astute enough to realize ashland intended to use you to get to harrison.

Summer: He tried to sneak in a visit today when harrison was in the park with his nanny.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] That was a foolish move. It’ll make you even more protective.

Kyle: Exactly. In fact, we just took out a restraining order so he can’t see harrison.

Summer: What, you don’t approve?

Diane: No, I wouldn’t say that. It’s not my place. Obviously, you know what’s best for your child. And after hearing all the horrible things ashland has done, I — I see your point.

Summer: So why do I feel a “but” coming?

Diane: Because I can’t help but feel a certain amount of sympathy for the guy. I mean, I know what it’s like to be separated from a child that you love, and he does seem to genuinely care for harrison.

Summer: Makes sense that you would identify with ashland, but hopefully you do realize that you can love someone and still be toxic to them, too.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: Well, welcome home.

Summer: Hi. Thanks. Hopefully we’ll be here for a while.

Amanda: Oh, that’s great. And this must be your mother.

Diane: Do you see the family resemblance?

Amanda: Yes, I do, and I also heard that you were in town. I’m friends with phyllis.

Diane: Ah. Sadly, I’m not.

Phyllis: I’m not making excuses. I’m calling out diane for the person that she is. I’m not apologizing for that, by the way. I mean, I-I-I can’t believe that you can’t see this.

Jack: This is not about diane.

Phyllis: Oh, it’s about diane! It’s all about diane!

[ Exhales sharply ] Oh, my god. I mean, seriously, have you forgotten all of her insane history of trying to get in between us?

Jack: You don’t have to remind me of all the bad things diane did.

Phyllis: I think I do. I think I do. I think you’ve forgotten. So I was staking my claim — yes, I was — and showing her that we are still solid. We are solid, and she can’t get in between us.

Jack: Don’t you see that you accomplished exactly the opposite? Exactly the opposite! You convinced her and anyone within earshot in a hotel lobby that our relationship was nothing more than a vengeful little game, a convenient weapon to use against an old enemy.

Phyllis: That’s not what i was doing. I was not doing that at all. I cannot believe you’re saying these things about me, seriously. We have gotten so close and we have come so far, and it took so long.

Jack: Yeah, that’s my point exactly. It took so long that I’d actually given up hope that it would ever happen? Neither one of us were ready to move to the next step, and that was fine with me because i cherished our friendship. And then you changed your mind when diane came to town.

Phyllis: Jack, it’s not like that at all. I can’t believe you would think that of me.

Jack: What am I supposed to think? I heard what you said. “I accelerated things with jack to shove it in your face, diane.” What, you didn’t say those words?

Elena: Thank you for waiting.

Amanda: Mm.

Elena: I’m glad you had a few minutes.

Amanda: Of course, of course. We have to catch up. I’m sure you don’t even know that we have dominic staying with us for the next few days.

Elena: No! I have to stop by and get my hug.

Amanda: You have to, you have to. He is out with the nanny right now, but he’ll be back later.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Devon is always so happy when he has dom.

Amanda: Yeah, he is. He’s so cute with that little baby. And I have to tell you, he has thrown himself into parenting. He takes it very, very seriously. He was up until wee hours of the morning last night, just researching baby gates, okay? He’s worried that dominic’s gonna start wandering around on his own.

Elena: You know, it’s not an exact comparison, but nate is the same way. He is so excited about his new job. He’s all in, reading everything he can get his hands on.

Amanda: Well, I have to tell you, his hard work has definitely paid off. His ideas, his contributions, they’ve been great. And I was worried that, you know, he might miss the hospital environment, but he has been thriving in this new venture.

Elena: Well, I definitely miss him at the hospital. But don’t get me wrong, I love seeing his enthusiasm and hearing about everything that he’s doing and hearing about the people he’s working with, even though I know most of them, like you and devon and billy and lily and of course your sister.

Amanda: Hmm. I think I know why you worked imani into the conversation. I just want you to know that imani and nate, they have very little reason to interact. I keep her very busy. And I’ve also made it very clear to her that nate is strictly off-limits, if that’s a concern for you.

Imani: So I’ve been working on the downs contract, and the negotiations seem to have come to an impasse.

Lily: Oh, okay. I wasn’t aware of that.

Imani: But I do have some suggestions that might turn things around.

Lily: Okay.

Imani: Maybe we can offer her some perks in lieu of a salary increase. Like working a few days from home or four 10-hour work days each week.

Lily: That’s an interesting idea for sure. Have you ran it by amanda? What does she think?

Imani: Amanda tends to be a bit more conservative in her thinking, so…

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Well, look, I mean, I respect amanda a great deal, and I trust her judgment implicitly. That’s why I wanted her on this team. -Fixed. -That’s my son.

Devon: So, gwen, I sensed from some of our earlier conversations that you have some reservations about moving forward with us.

Gwen: I have to admit, I’m concerned you might decide to consolidate your digital marketing efforts with a larger firm.

Devon: Sure, yeah, that’s completely understandable. And allow me to ease your mind when I tell you that your team does amazing work and your strategies have optimized every campaign we sent your way, so i have no intention at all of letting you guys go. And I’m still the one who’s responsible for making those decisions at the company, or at least the winters side of the company. You want to add something?

Nate: I was just gonna second what devon said.

Devon: Okay. Well, thank you. We truly hope that you decide to stay on board with us, ’cause we wouldn’t be the same without you.

Gwen: That’s kind of you to say.

Devon: It’s definitely the truth. So can we expect you to show up at our launch party?

Gwen: I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Devon: Yeah?

Gwen: Thank you for your support, devon. It was nice to meet you, nate.

Nate: Oh, nice to meet you, too. I look forward to working with you.

Gwen: Same.

Devon: Alright. Thank you again for meeting us here.

Gwen: Thank you. See you soon.

Devon: Have a great rest of your day.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Devon: Hey. How come you didn’t speak up when you had something to say?

Elena: I hope you don’t think that I feel threatened by imani. Because I don’T. I’m just fully aware that she’s interested in nate.

Amanda: Mm, who isn’t? You know, my sister is not subtle at all. I think it’s just part of her nature. And, yeah, she’s brash, she’s flirtatious, but I really don’t think she would ever cross that line. And even if she did, trust me, i would totally rein her in.

Elena: My only real competition is his new job. I mean, we used to spend so much time talking about our work days, and now things are so different. Honestly, I don’t really get the universe he’s navigating.

Amanda: Mm, I can relate. And just like you said, it is not the same thing at all, but nate’s new job and devon’s parenting, it does have a few things in common. You see, devon and dom, they have this amazing bond. It’s like they’re in their own little world, and I’m so not familiar with any of it.

[ Chuckles ] But I love seeing this side of devon. I love seeing him this happy.

Elena: Wow. That’s really inspiring. You know what? I think I’m gonna do the same thing. I am gonna focus on the positive, relax, [Chuckles] And share in nate’s joy. He was devastated when he found out he couldn’t perform surgery anymore, and now he wakes up so excited to go to work every day. So I guess it doesn’t matter if I know what “incentivizing” or “core competency” mean.

Amanda: No.

Elena: Because I do know that my guy has never been happier.

[ Chuckles ]

Allie: Oh, hey, you two. Where’s harrison? I didn’t see him at home.

Summer: He is on a playdate at my dad’s house.

Allie: Oh, well, apparently harrison has a more active social life than I do.

[ Both laugh ]

Summer: You two should make a playdate of your own. He’s a big fan of yours.

Kyle: Yeah, when he gets home, I’m sure he’ll talk your ears off about all the fun adventures he had today.

Diane: Allie.

Allie: Diane. Hi, I didn’t know you were still in town.

Diane: Oh, I’m sure there’s quite a few people who wished I’d cut my visit short.

Kyle: Well, she extended her stay at my request. We’ve spent so much time apart, I thought we could use the opportunity to get to know each other better.

Summer: Kyle and I are headed back to the house. Do you need a lift?

Diane: No, don’t go. Please stay. I was really hoping we could catch up.

Allie: Um, yeah, yeah, okay. I’ll see you guys back at the house.

Phyllis: Obviously I’m digging myself in a hole here.

Jack: Then stop.

Phyllis: I mean, I don’t want to leave here with you thinking these things about me. It’s horrible. Jack, this is real. We are real. When I made love to you, that was real. I like who I am around you, whether, you know, we’re laughing or…eating doughnuts under the clouds.

Jack: You still haven’t answered my questions. Why did you change your mind about us being together?

Phyllis: Okay, so you want to know why I threw caution to the wind and went for you so hard. That’s what you want to know. Okay, well, you better pull up a chair, ’cause I have a lot of things to say.

Jack: Sounds like a lot of rationalizing.

Phyllis: No, it’s not rationalizing. You listen to me. I mean, I — I love being around you. And you’re special and — and i like what we have, and…I like that you accept me and you trust me for the most part.

[ Chuckles ] And you still like me when I’m irrational and I fly off the handle, which is a lot of times.

Jack: Phyllis, you can talk all day, trying to convince me there’s no truth to the words you hurled at diane. I heard them all. We cannot get around the fact that you have held me at a distance for months now. And suddenly, you changed your mind. Something changed that.

Phyllis: But, see, who cares what it was or when, why, how? It doesn’t matter. Why does that possibly matter? I want you. I do. And diane coming into town, yeah, I mean, that did help. It made me see what was in front of me, because I’ve been running away from it for so long. We’re happy, right? I’m the happiest I’ve been in a really long time. Aren’t you happy?

Jack: You know how happy I’ve been.

Phyllis: Okay. Then that’s all that matters. That we’re happy. We’ve come so far. Please don’t tell me you want to give up on us now. It’s still the eat fresh refresh,

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Diane: [ Sighs ]

Allie: Thanks for paying for coffee. You really didn’t need to do that.

Diane: Oh, after everything that’s happened, we both know i owe you more than a cup of coffee. I — I feel I owe you an apology, too. I blind-sided you. Without any preparation or warning, you found out you had an entire extended family. It — it wasn’t a very nice thing to do. And I’m sorry.

Allie: It’s okay. Actually — actually, no, it’s not okay. It was extremely self-serving of you. I made my own decision to come to genoa city and get to know my family, and so far, it’s — it’s been pretty good.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, I’m glad to hear that.

Allie: Thanks.

Diane: And I’m not at all surprised. The abbotts are warm and loving. And I wouldn’t have introduced you to your grandfather if i hadn’t known that he’d be thrilled to learn of your existence and to welcome you with open arms.

Allie: Yeah, but that does not change the deceptive way you went about it.

Diane: You’re right. I should’ve handled it differently. I could’ve explained the situation to you and given you a choice, and the only reason i didn’t is —

Allie: Is because you wanted to get something out of it. You wanted to use me to your advantage.

Diane: You’re right. I did.

Adam: I admire your hopeful enthusiasm.

Sally: Oh, is that what i have?

Adam: Mm-hmm. In abundance. But we are facing a real setback. If ashland’s not around to occupy victoria’s time, I cannot envision my father deciding to put me in charge.

Sally: Yeah, but how can he not see that you’re the right person for the job? I mean, you have all the leadership qualities that he wants. You have innovative ideas and sometimes — forgive me for saying this — but you can be a little nasty.

Adam: [ Clears throat ]

Sally: You embody all the essential qualities of a ceo.

Adam: Uh, well, thank you.

Sally: You’re welcome.

Adam: But you are still fairly new around here. You haven’t seen how many times my father has dangled the ceo position in front of me, only to rip it away at the last second. I mean, he’s like a bull fighter waving that thing in front of me.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Okay. Well, the next time you have a shot at the ceo title, you are gonna succeed because you have something now that you’ve never had before.

Adam: Oh, yeah, what’s that?

Sally: Me.

Adam: Well, I cannot argue with that.

Sally: You have been fighting this fight all on your own. But now you have me on your team, and we are unbeatable.

Adam: Yes, we are.

Sally: So we just have to come up with a spectacular plan “b” to get you in the big office in the big chair, just like you deserve. But you know the best part? We have time. We’re not desperate. I mean, look around, you are running newman media and succeeding. And I absolutely love working with you. So we should just appreciate what we have while keeping our eyes on the prize. And be patient. And go slow.

Nate: I was about to jump in and make some suggestions about growing the business relationship in light of the merger, but I thought better of it.

Devon: How come?

Nate: The timing didn’t seem right. Gwen was already saying she was unnerved by all the changes. Last thing she needed was a flood of new ideas coming from someone she had just met. Probably not too reassuring while you’re trying to convince her that things weren’t gonna be all that different.

Devon: That makes a lot of sense. Very smart of you. I appreciate it. But I want you to know that I do value your opinion, and when you have thoughts, I want to hear them.

Nate: Doesn’t mean you won’t shoot them down, though, right?

Devon: No, it doesn’t, ’cause it doesn’t mean they’re gonna be good. But I do promise that I’ll always listen to you.

Nate: Cool. Well, guess we’d better head over to the meeting at the grand phoenix.

Devon: Yeah, let’s do it.

Lily: Who is in charge of the swag bags for the launch?

Imani: I’m pretty sure nate volunteered, which means they’ll get done and get done right.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] I know, he’s really hit the ground running, right? He’s been such a great addition to the team.

Imani: Don’t expect me to be objective as far as nate hastings goes. I’ve been a fan since he was dr. Askmdnow.

Lily: Oh, do you know it was my idea to have him be the spokesperson? I had to beg him to take the job.

[ Chuckles ]

Imani: Well, you couldn’t have made a better choice. There’s just something about nate that makes you feel like you can trust him with your life.

Phyllis: I mean, I think what we have is worth fighting for.

Jack: Who do you think we’re fighting? Diane? Are we supposed to stay together for the very reason we apparently got together — to spite her?

Phyllis: That’s not my point at all.

Summer: Hi.

Phyllis: Hey.

Jack: Hey. Where’s harrison?

Kyle: He’s on a playdate with christian.

Phyllis: Oh, with christian. That’s sweet.

Summer: What’s going on here? Did we interrupt something?

Phyllis: No. I have to get back to the hotel. Unless maybe —

Jack: Don’t let me keep you.

Phyllis: Alright.

Kyle: Sorry, dad. I get the feeling our timing wasn’t exactly the best.

Jack: It’s nothing for you to worry about. Phyllis and I said everything that needs to be said.

Summer: That doesn’t sound good. I’m gonna go catch up with my mom. Jack, I’ll see you later.

Jack: So did you get to the office today?

Kyle: Not yet. I was gonna go in later this afternoon.

Jack: Good. How’s the rest of your day going?

Kyle: Better than yours, i think. Want to tell me what’s going on? From the very first touch.

Kyle: Are you going to tell me what happened?

Jack: Gee, what makes you think something happened?

Kyle: It’s pretty obvious something’s going on between you and phyllis.

Jack: You know what? Don’t worry about it. Phyllis and I will work our way through it.

Kyle: I’m sure you can. But I’m happy to lend an ear if you want. God knows you’ve been a patient listener these past few weeks while I struggled with how to handle this situation with my mother.

Jack: Actually, that reminds me of something I wanted to tell you.

Kyle: If it’s about my mother and ashland making each other’s acquaintance, I already heard. Summer and I ran into her at the crimson lights. She told me that you warned her about keeping her distance from ashland.

Jack: I made it as clear to her as possible that man is poison.

Kyle: Dealing with him is the last thing she needs while she’s trying to put her life back together.

Jack: Uh-huh.

Kyle: Dad, I can tell you’re still thinking about phyllis. Sure you don’t want to talk about it?

Jack: Remember the other day I told you that I wasn’t at all confident things would go smoothly for the two of us? That was ’cause phyllis is so unpredictable, and actually more accurately, she’s so completely predictable.

[ Cellphone rings ] This is andrew in r&D. I better take this.

Kyle: Go ahead.

Jack: Hey, andrew. I got the brief that you sent me. Yeah, those are some pretty clever ideas.

Diane: It seems like you had a chance to get to know my son.

Allie: Yeah, yeah, kyle’s great. And so is summer. They make a lovely couple.

Diane: Yes, they do.

[ Chuckles ] It’s so wonderful to see kyle in a healthy, stable, loving relationship. He didn’t have the benefit of being raised in that environment. As hard as I tried, I just couldn’t provide him with that example. And neither could jack, despite all his wonderful qualities. But I’m just so relieved that, against all odds, kyle found that magic.

Allie: Yes, they seem quite happy.

Diane: Yeah, and harrison.

[ Chuckles ] I’ve only met him a few times, but, oh, he’s adorable. He doesn’t know I’m his grandmother yet, but hopefully soon, and we decided that he’s going to call me deedee.

Allie: Wow. Well, I guess everything seemed to have worked out quite well for you. I hope it was worth whatever it took for you to become part of their lives.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Okay, alliE. I — I do feel a sense of responsibility towards you.

Allie: You do?

Diane: Yes. And that’s why I wanted to check in and see how you’re doing and make sure you have everything you need. And the abbotts are kind and generous, but there is a lot going on in that house. And I don’t know, it might be easy to feel overlooked.

Allie: Listen, diane, I don’t mean to be unkind here, but if i needed something, I’d be more likely to go ask the abbotts than you.

Diane: Would you? Really? Because you don’t strike me as the kind of person who’d want to call attention to yourself.

Devon: So how was your visit with jill?

Lily: It was good, really good. Yeah. She’s happy with the merger and loves the roll-out marketing plan, and I guess the board loves it, too.

Devon: That’s great. That’s great. It’s full steam ahead for us then.

Lily: Yeah. And then billy brought me up to speed on the compromise that you reached. So I guess we’ll just figure out which initiatives to launch first and how to fit their announcement into our agenda.

Nate: We could do it after lily and devon’s welcome speech, let everyone know what makes the new company special.

Imani: That’s a good idea.

Devon: I don’t know if it is. Do we not want to build up to it?

Nate: Well, we can fit it in after the introductions of our management team.

Imani: That’s brilliant, and then they can each introduce the platform.

Lily: Well, I mean, it could work, but I wonder, do we save it for a bigger finale moment?

Nate: Sure, then we can end with the video and the big reveal of our new logo.

Imani: Perfect, because —

Amanda: Imani, can you help me with this text? I just need to draft a response. Just over here.

Imani: What is it?

Amanda: I already told you before. Don’t let me tell you again. Ease up on nate. He has a live-in girlfriend that he loves very much.

Imani: So you’ve said.

Amanda: You have already made your interest known repeatedly, and it stopped being cute a long time ago.

Imani: No one asked your opinion.

[ Knock on door ]

Phyllis: Jack.

Summer: You were hoping it was jack, weren’t you?

Phyllis: I was not hoping it was jack. I was not. We spent most of the day together, and I came back here. I have a lot of work.

Summer: Really, then what are you doing in your suite? Mom, the tension between you and jack was more than obvious, so spill. What’s the story?

Imani: You know what? I’ve had enough of your advice. We’re all adults here. We get to make our own choices.

Amanda: Well, stop making such bad ones.

Imani: You may be my boss and my sister, but you are not my conscience, so back off.

Amanda: Imani, you —

Lily: So we need an update on the logo.

Nate: The final version should be done later today, then we’ll add it to our marketing pieces.

Imani: Well, I’m happy to double check the clearance on all the video footage if you’d like. Just let me know if there’s anything you need.

Allie: [ Sighs ] Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I don’t completely trust you. And not that I’m angry or upset with how things turned out, but I have been warned about you. And although you were wonderfully nice to me in la, you were also lying.

Diane: I get it. It makes perfect sense to keep your guard up around someone you just met who made your acquaintance under false pretenses. But it can’t hurt to have new friends, right? And I am hoping that someday down the road, you might accept me as one of them.

Phyllis: You’re lovely to check on me. Nothing’s going on, you know? It — it’s — it’ll work itself out.

Summer: I am not buying this phony positivity. I can see that you are upset.

Phyllis: Oh, come on. I’m emotional, summer. You know that about me. Don’t worry about it. It — it’s nothing, really.

Summer: You know, mom, we’re a lot alike. This is reminding me of when i was dealing with all of sally’s scheming. I was desperately trying to keep all of my anxiety inside.

Phyllis: That’s not the same.

Summer: Okay, well, if it’s no big deal, then you should have no problem telling me what’s going on.

Phyllis: Summer! Summer! I said it’s not a big deal. Drop it. Really.

Summer: [ Sighs ] No. Not until you tell me what is going on.

Phyllis: I don’t want to get into this with you.

Summer: Why?

Phyllis: Summer, something is very wrong. I screwed up.

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[ Doorbell rings ]

Summer: He’s here.

Kyle: I’m dreading this.

Summer: But it needs to be done.

Kyle: You’re right.

Summer: Hi, grandpa.

Victor: Hello, you two.

Summer: Come on in.

Victor: Thank you. It’s not often that I’m invited to what used to be enemy territory.

Summer: There’s a lot less bad blood between the families than there used to be.

Victor: Yeah, well, I think that has a lot to do with the two of you.

Summer: I like to think so.

Victor: So, is my grandson around?

Summer: I love hearing you call him that.

Kyle: Harrison is on the way to the park with his nanny.

Victor: Ah.

Summer: We didn’t want him to overhear any of this grown-up talk.

Victor: Uh-huh. Grown-up talk — does that mean we’re gonna have a conversation about ashland locke?

Kyle: That’s right. And we’ve come to a decision about how to handle him.

Ashland: Thanks.

Adam: Well, look who it is. Genoa city’s least favorite glutton for punishment.

Jack: I think we ought to go on a trip.

Phyllis: What’d you have in mind?

Jack: I don’t know. What do you feel like doing? Sitting on a beach? Climbing a mountain? Shopping all day?

Phyllis: All three sound great.

Jack: That’s my red. Give her three viable options, she’ll choose all three.

Phyllis: Have you noticed that I can really laugh at myself lately?

Jack: I have noticed that.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Jack: I also noticed you’ve been laughing a lot today.

Phyllis: I know. I have. You know why?

Jack: Why?

Phyllis: Because I’m not distracted by that woman who shall remain nameless. And it is a good day. It’s a very good day because, you know, all distractions are gone and I’m not thinking of that woman.

Jack: So, where do we go on this trip? Iceland? Tokyo? Madrid?

Phyllis: Wow, those are great suggestions.

Diane: [ Laughs ] Look at you two! Like a couple of teenagers. Or was all that sloppy kissing for my benefit?

Jack: What are you talking about?

Diane: Oh, please. As soon as I walked in, you were all over each other. It looked staged.

Jack: Don’t be ridiculous. We didn’t even know you were here.

Diane: Oh, I think phyllis looked right at me.

Phyllis: Oh, well, uh, sorry to say this, but you’re not as eye-catching as you seem to think you are.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] I feel I should get some credit for rekindling your hot romance. I mean, you clearly weren’t together in L.A., But you sure are now. As a matter of fact, I think I’ve brought the spirit of love back to town. Oh, stouffer’s french bread pizza?!

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Kyle: We’ve given your suggestion about ashland a lot of thought, and we’ve come to a decision.

Summer: We’ve realized if we were headed right back to milan this wouldn’t be such an urgent situation.

Kyle: But we’re planning on staying in genoa city longer than we thought…

Victor: Yes.

Kyle: …Possibly moving back.

Victor: Whoa. Well, summer hinted at that, and everyone would love for you to come back here, you know. But you should consider the fact that if you stay, then ashland locke would have greater proximity to harrisoN. And I don’t think that’s a good idea.

Kyle: I agree. That’s why, although I’ve got a couple concerns, we’ve decided to protect our son and get a restraining order.

Victor: Good. That way, ashland locke has no one here to relate to anymore. That means he will finally get out of town.

Kyle: I’m not making this decision out of revenge.

Victor: I understand.

Summer: Ashland leaving town is just a fringe benefit.

Victor: I already had michael baldwin draw up the papers.

Summer: Very efficient.

Victor: He’s filing a restraining order against ashland locke, and he will send it in as soon as I tell him to. And then all we need is the judge’s signature, and you have all that done before dinner.

Kyle: Let’s slow down. Before we make a move against ashland, we need to prepare harrison for what’s about to happen.

Ashland: [ Sighs heavily ]

Adam: So, is this like your office now? I mean, might as well be. There’s nowhere else to go. You could just get your mail forwarded here. Maybe you could ask abby, put a sign out front — “ashland locke world headquarters.”

Ashland: Don’t you have someplace else to be?

Adam: Just waiting for my food.

Ashland: Could you possibly wait somewhere else?

Adam: I could, but someone would come in here and take my seat because there’s a long line outside, people waiting to come in here and insult you. I actually had to take a number. Man, people really don’t like you in this town.

Ashland: You actually sound jealous.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] How do you figure that?

Ashland: Well, before i slipped up, you were the town pariah. I get the sense that you miss all those people hating you. Because if they don’t hate you, then they’re probably not actually paying attention to you at all.

Adam: Well, touché. But I did get back on the radar of all the people that matter to me when I maneuvered you out of the family business.

Ashland: Really? So, what exactly have the newmans done for you to say thank you? Anything at all?

Adam: That is none of your concern.

Ashland: Well, I’ve been out of the loop for a while, but it seems to me you’re in exactly the same position you were before you came up with your brilliant scheme to give me half a billion dollars.

Adam: Whereas you lost your company and your wife. So knowing that you’re suffering is all the reward that I need. And, hey, I would drink to your health, but I know it’s a sensitive subject. But seriously, all joking aside, why are you still here? I mean, I always thought it was my best revenge to stick around and make all the people face me.

Ashland: Revenge isn’t what’s keeping me here.

Adam: Oh. Please don’t tell me you’re sticking around because of love. Ugh, that is so gross. Besides, you’re a little late.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] What do you mean?

Adam: Haven’t you heard? Victoria left town. She abandoned her duties at newman and she went to some spa in the swiss alps to, uh, clear her head and nurse her pathetic broken heart.

Ashland: I’m sure victoria has not abandoned anything. She’s still in charge. She always will be. So don’t get any ideas, hmm?

Jack: So, you’ve come to think of yourself as some kind of cupid?

Diane: Well, I’m just pointing out that I show up in town and everyone starts falling in love, like you two. The timing is uncanny.

Jack: You know, it’s funny. I think when most people in this town think of you, the first word that comes to mind isn’t “love.”

Phyllis: That’s true, diane. I have a couple choice words that I could associate with you.

[ Cellphone vibrating ]

Jack: I got to take this. Um, you want to go back to the hotel?

Phyllis: No. It’s such a great day. I’ll wait for you.

Jack: Play nice.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Hello?

Diane: He knows you so well. It’s so cute.

Phyllis: I want to get something straight with you right now. When it comes to pain medicine,

Adam: You say victoria didn’t abandon the company, but yet where is she?

Ashland: Look, adam, I see what you’re trying to do here, okay? It’s so pedestrian, it’s laughable. It’s pathetic, actually. You’re trying to convince me that victoria is no longer a reason for me to stay here in genoa city. If she’s not here, why would i stick around, right?

Adam: [ Laughs ] You…caught me.

Ashland: Yeah, but she’s gonna come back soon, I would imagine. She’s not gonna stay away forever. She’s probably just working remotely right now. And newman, by the way, has thrived under her leadership.

Adam: Well, of course. She is a business genius.

Ashland: She is. This company has a strong foundation. It’s in a good position to move forward in the future, except, of course — I’m sorry — for the media division.

Adam: Newman media?

Ashland: Yeah.

Adam: Oh, wait a second. That’s my division. Why am I not surprised that you would think that’s the weak link?

Ashland: Oh, I’m sorry. I just assumed you knew that chancellor and hamilton-winters are merging, and they’re all set to just wipe newman media off the face of the earth, I mean, especially ’cause you’re making these terrible decisions, like appointing your girlfriend coo. Oh, you got your hands full with that one, by the way.

Adam: You do her a disservice by calling her my girlfriend. She’s much more than that.

Ashland: Mm.

Adam: She’s a force of nature, and the world will soon discover that.

Ashland: [ Laughs ] Well, you know what else is a force of nature? An erupting volcano. I wouldn’t appoint one coo.

Adam: That is a good one. I’ve always found you entertaining, locke.

Ashland: Mm.

Adam: Like when you pretended to cough up a lung to get my sister to like you. That was quite a spectacle. You know, in the beginning, i was really rooting for you and victoria. I thought it made sense. You both are workaholics. And, you know, given her intense daddy issues, it made sense why she would be drawn to a megalomaniac older man with a checkered past.

Ashland: Mm, says the man who spent his entire adult life alternating between trying to lash out at his father and trying to win his father’s approval.

Adam: Well, of course i didn’t realize that your relationship with my sister was based on a lie. And I will grudgingly give you credit to committing to the bit. Your performance was quite impressive. You know, maybe now, since your business career has hit the skids, you could head out to hollywood and you could try to make it as an actor.

Ashland: Oh, god, no. No, I don’t think so. Look, it’s obvious you’re just trying everything you can to get me to leave town. Give up, okay? I’m not going anywhere.

Adam: I’m just trying to spare you the humiliation of having victoria reject you again.

Ashland: No, you see, I’m beginning to wonder if you’re trying to get me to leave genoa city before victoria gets back because you’re afraid the opposite might happen, that she might actually take me back.

Adam: No. No. I think you had a chance to work things out a few weeks ago, but, uh, now she’s fled the country. You should take that as a hint. You are never going to get her to forgive you.

Ashland: Watch me.

Kyle: I don’t want to rush into this. I worry about how the restraining order will affect harrison.

Summer: Of course. We’ll be sensitive to his feelings, just like we discussed.

Kyle: But completely removing ashland from his life — I don’t know how he’ll react. He still has an attachment to ashland. He’s been asking about him. And the little boy — he’s had so much upheaval in his young life. Look, I don’t want to rush into this. It will cause him great distress ripping away another member of his family.

Victor: Kyle, I understand, okay? This is a tough balancing act. But you must remember that ashland locke brought this all onto himself. He’s desperate. He’s lashing out. I don’t want him to use harrison as a pawn.

Kyle: You think that’s a real possibility?

Victor: Yeah, I do.

Summer: I agree. We know what ashland is capable of now, such hideous and hurtful lies.

Victor: We can come up with some story explaining why ashland locke had to leave town suddenly.

Summer: I think it’s for the best, kyle. Remember how harrison was when we first moved to milan? He missed his mom and his father, but we comforted him. He knew that he was loved, and he came out of it.

Kyle: I see the logic. It’s just going to be hard.

Summer: Ashland has already discussed bringing in lawyers. We should probably beat him to the punch.

Victor: We should indeed.

Kyle: We handle this with great care to minimize harrison’s upset. There’s no point in putting it off so we can spare his pain in the future. There’s no reason to put off the inevitable, so let’s just tell michael to move forward with the restraining order.

Victor: Good. I agree with you. Now… once your mother finds out that the two of you are not moving back to milan, she’s gonna cause problems. I can have michael baldwin drop some papers, you know, issue the same restraining order against her.

Diane: You seem a little worked up, phyllis. Are you okay?

Phyllis: No. No, I am not okay. You seem to think that you and jack and kyle and harrison are a package deal. I think you’ve forgotten something.

Diane: What’s that?

Phyllis: Jack hates you.

Diane: Oh, I think you’re overstating it.

Phyllis: No. Jack hates you. With the great white heat of a thousand suns, he hates you. He puts up a front when kyle is around, but when kyle’s gone, wow. It’s shocking to me how much jack hates you.

Diane: Well, I think it’s flattering how intense jack’s feelings are for me. You know what that means. We have such history, some bad, but most of it good.

Jack: Everything okay here?

Phyllis: It’s great. Yeah, it’s really good. Hey, I have an idea.

Jack: Oh? What’s that?

Phyllis: Yeah. Well, I mean, we had such a great celebration outside with our picnic. Um, let’s bring our celebration indoors. How about that?

Jack: Uh-huh.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ]

[ Door closes ] Motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Diane: [ Sighs ] Damn it, phyllis.

Jack: Um, this is what you had in mind?

Phyllis: Yes, this is what i had in mind. I’ve been thinking about this all day.

Jack: Yeah?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Oh, I’m so positive. I fe so positive.

Jack: Yeah, so am I.

Phyllis: Mmm. Good.

[ Sighs ] And you know what? I trace back my positivity to when we made love. That’s why I feel like this. We took it slow. We took it slow, but now… this is where we are. And we deserve this, jack.

Jack: Wait, wait, no. Tell me what that —

Phyllis: We deserve this.

Jack: Tell me what that means.

Phyllis: Happiness. We deserve happiness.

Jack: We —

Phyllis: Ahh. ‘Cause we are inevitable.

Jack: Okay, I have to —

Phyllis: The two of us are inevitable.

Jack: I have to ask if this sudden brazenness has to do with diane.

Phyllis: Wait. Diane? What?

Jack: She showed up at crimson lights, and all of a sudden you can’t keep your hands off of me.

Phyllis: Because you’re irresistible.

Jack: Wait, honey. Level with me. She get under your skin?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] No. I mean, maybe diane coming into town pushed me towards you, made me see what was really there. You know what I mean? But that’s it. Made me realize… that I want you. You are the endgame. We are the endgame.

Jack: Okay.

Kyle: I don’t need a restraining order against my mother. She is family to me. We had a strong bond when I was a kid, a foundation to build on, but my relationship with ashland is rocky at best. My mother has respected my decisions and followed my lead when it comes to harrison, but we don’t know what ashland will do.

Victor: That’s fair.

Kyle: And ashland’s lies were aggressive. He was trying to get his hands on your company.

Victor: Hmm.

Kyle: When my mother faked her death, I came to realize it was defensive. There were forces out there she was trying to protect herself from.

Victor: Mm-hmm. So, you are staying in town because of your mother?

Kyle: You seem bothered by that.

Summer: There are other reasons for considering making a permanent return to genoa city.

Kyle: But I haven’t given up on my mother, if that’s what you’re hoping for, victor.

Victor: Kyle, with all due respect, I would rethink that if I were you.

Kyle: It’s not going to happen.

Summer: Okay, but we are all in agreement about the restraining order for ashland.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Summer: So, what’s the next step?

Victor: Michael baldwin will file the restraining order, you know? That’s it. Now I need to get going. Alright? Kyle, I got to tell you, ever since you discovered that harrison was your son, I have noticed that you have a very strong paternal instinct, very protective, very loving, very supportive of harrison. You’ll be a much better father than ashland locke will ever be.

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[ Footsteps approaching ]

Adam: This is a surprise. I thought you were busy with meetings.

Victor: I rescheduled, son.

Adam: Why?

Victor: What do you mean, why? I have work to do.

Adam: You’re sure that’s all it is?

Victor: Why do you ask?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, at the risk of sounding paranoid, a regime change?

Victor: Son, if I did that without informing you, that would be rather cold-blooded, wouldn’t it?

Adam: Some people would say that you are more than capable of making a move like that.

Victor: Who are some people?

Adam: The hosts of that new podcast, “the grinning soul,” say that the so-called business elites are all corrupted by power. Makes it sound like it’s a personality defect.

Victor: He’s a blithering idiot.

Adam: Well, that idiot is gaining an audience. Billy abbott may be onto something when he hand-picked that guy to be on his platform and also start his own podcast.

Victor: If you don’t like what that man says, why the hell do you listen to him?

Adam: Billy’s musings are a bit of a joke, but I think he’s onto something with the podcast focusing on a particular audience. I had the same idea for newman.

Victor: And I told you to run with it.

Adam: You did. And that was the right call. But then all hell broke loose with victoria and locke, and i got kicked out of the co-ceo and replaced with nikki. Opportunity lost.

Victor: Please stop whining about that, alright? You’ve told me several times that you missed out on opportunities at newman.

Michael: Here is a copy of the restraining order. Look it over and let me know if you’d like me to change anything.

[ Cellphone vibrates ] Oh. Hmm. Oh, excuse me. I got take this. Yes?

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: [ Sighs ] Is everything okay?

Kyle: I think so.

Summer: I know that you still have a few doubts, but this is the right thing to do.

Kyle: I hope so.

Summer: Do you remember that nightmare that harrison had, ashland in the graveyard? He woke up crying for “father.” That was all because of ashland’s lies. Don’t feel sorry for him. He is despicable. He used harrison as a part of his scam. No one could possibly think that he was lying after he told his own son that he was sick and dying.

Kyle: Yeah. I have no sympathy for him. I am focusing on my son. I’m worried about how this will affect him.

Summer: I get it. I’m concerned, too.

[ Breathes deeply ] I know that I’m not harrison’s biological mother. But I am going to protect that boy with all that I have. Right now, ashland has a right to see harrison. You signed a document agreeing to that. We have to get rid of that document. If ashland goes to court demanding to see him, we can’t have that happen. This is the first step in stopping that. We can’t let ashland put any more lies or poison in his head.

Kyle: You’re right. I can’t let that happen.

Ashland: Harrison!

Harrison: Father!

Ashland: Hey! It’s good to see you, big guy! How you doing, huh?

Harrison: Good.

Linda: Excuse me. What are you doing?

Ashland: Oh, oh, I’m sorry. I’m, uh — I’m ashland locke. I’m harrison’s, well, other father.

Linda: I know who you are.

Ashland: Oh. Excellent. Well, it’s nice to meet you, and thank you for taking such good care of him. It’s a really great coincidence that we’ve run into each other here because if you want to take a break, I would love to have some alone time with him.

Diane: I received a courtesy text message that some mail was mistakenly left here for me. I had requested to have it sent to me at my new room at the athletic club, but someone chose not to do that.

Clerk: Would you like me to look into it?

Diane: Oh, no, no, it’s alright. I’m certain I know who’s responsible. Don’t worry. I know it wasn’t you. It must be an absolute terror working for phyllis. Exhausting at the very least. Am I right?

Clerk: Let me see what I can find, ms. Jenkins.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Phyllis, you are a piece of work.

Phyllis: Uh, I’m a piece of work? I kicked you out of my hotel. Leave. Goodbye.

Diane: I will gladly leave once I get the mail that you were supposed to forward to me.

Phyllis: The mail’s right there. Get it and get out.

Diane: I need to go through it, make sure I’m not missing anything.

Jack: Come here. Come here. What is going on?

Phyllis: What are you talking about?

Jack: We just had a wonderful time upstairs, and suddenly you have to get dressed and have to come down here.

Phyllis: It’s a busy afternoon. We’re short-staffed.

Jack: I think the timing’s kind of interesting.

Phyllis: Are you saying i planned this? Want more from your vitamins?

Phyllis: Do you really think that I would plan us getting off of the elevator when diane arrived at the hotel? I mean, how could I even do that?

Jack: You’re saying it’s beyond your capabilities?

Phyllis: I mean, well, it’s definitely not beyond my capabilities. We both know that. But I would never do th– listen. I’m not gonna ruin an amazing afternoon with us, you know, by an appearance of diane. You know that, right?

Jack: I just don’t get it. Were you trying to impress her? Are you marking your territory?

Phyllis: No, I’m not doing any of that. I mean, you believe me, right?

Jack: Your blouse is still unbuttoned.

Phyllis: Thank you.

Jack: Listen, I got a meeting to get to, and it’s gonna take the valet a while to get my car, so…we’ll talk later.

Phyllis: Right. You were amazing, by the way! You were wonderful! Did you hear that?

Diane: Uh, don’t mind me. I’m just gathering my correspondence.

Phyllis: Mm, well, you’re gonna take 30 minutes looking through those letters. By the way… stop what you’re doing. Stop filling jack’s head with suspicions.

Diane: Is he questioning your motives? Oh, no. But I don’t think he’s getting those ideas from me. Jack’s not stupid. He can see what you’re up to.

Phyllis: I’m not up to anything, diane.

Diane: Oh, my gosh. I don’t know if you’re delusional and really believe that or you’ve become a terrible liar. It’s okay, phyllis. I get it. The relationship isn’t solid. So you’re lashing out at me because you feel insecure.

Phyllis: I’m not insecure. There’s nothing insecure about me. I’m not insecure about my relationship with jack, by the way. And you should know that you will never, ever, ever, ever have a romantic relationship with jack abbott ever again. When he came down here, he couldn’t stand the sight of you. That’s why he ran out of here so quickly.

Diane: I-I don’t think it was me that he was trying to get away from.

Diane: Look at you two! Like a couple of teenagers. Or was all that sloppy kissing for my benefit?

Jack: And keep in mind there is a lot of contentious history between the two of them.

Diane: Well, I’m just pointing out that I show up in town and everyone starts falling in love, like you two. The timing is…

Diane: Well, I’m just pointing out that I show up in town and everyone starts falling in love.

Kyle: Why would there be a connection between my mother coming back and you and phyllis getting together?

Jack: I’m just struck by…

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Victor: Son, you’re gonna have to get over your grievances, alright? This “I should have been running newman enterprises” refrain is getting tiresome and won’t get you anywhere. And I won’t have you continue to tarnish victoria’s work.

Adam: I wasn’t tarnishing anything. I was just reminding you that we had the podcast idea first.

Victor: Then do it! Do your own podcast. Create your own streaming platform out of here, out of this office. This is your domain.

Adam: Sure. Sure. I can initiate a project like that. Then victoria’s gonna come home and she’s gonna shut it down because it’s my idea.

Victor: Make it so damn profitable that she can’T.

Adam: I will do my best.

Victor: Good. I know this is very frustrating for you. I understand that. But you have got to know that ashland locke is now out of victoria’s life. He’ll soon be out of town. And victoria will move on. And things will get back to normal.

Adam: Well, maybe I would be more motivated about all of this if you shared your plan with me.

Ashland: [ Imitating explosions ]

[ Laughs ] Oh, you know, everybody needs a break, so if you want to step away for a minute, stretch your legs…

Linda: My legs are fine.

Ashland: Uh, okay. Well, um, would it be okay if i just take him down to the duck pond and we can feed the ducks, huh? Just the two of us. What do you think?

Harrison: Yeah!

Ashland: Yay!

Kyle: No ducks today, buddy, but how about some ice cream?

Harrison: Yeah!

Kyle: Yeah? Linda, do you mind to make sure harrison gets extra sprinkles on his cone?

Linda: Do you want chocolate or strawberry today?

Harrison: Chocolate.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ]

Harrison: Can father come?

Ashland: Y-you know what? I can’t right now, so you enjoy your ice cream, and I’ll see you soon, and then we’ll feed the ducks together. How’s that? Yeah? Okay. Okay. You know, I didn’t, uh — I didn’t realize I needed to bring a lawyer with me to visit with harrison at the park, but if that’s the way you want to play it, then next time I’ll bring an army of lawyers.

Michael: May I?

Kyle: I’ll handle it. We filed a restraining order against you. You will be served later today.

Ashland: You can’t be serious.

Kyle: Mm. Legally, you can no longer spend time with harrison. You must avoid all contact with him. And now please welcome ana montoya.

Victor: My plan to make sure that ashland locke leaves town is already in motion.

Adam: While victoria is out of town?

Victor: Yeah. With her out of town, there’s no reason for him to stay here, except one.

Adam: [ Sighs ] That, um, boy, harrison.

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Victor: And I told kyle and summer to make sure that he doesn’t get near the boy.

Adam: Can they do that legally? I thought ashland’s name was on the birth certificate. I assume that gives him some rights.

Victor: I told them to get a restraining order.

Adam: Locke has a lot of expensive lawyers at his disposal. He could fight it.

Victor: Oh, yeah? Think about it for a moment. Do you think he wants his cancer scam to become public knowledge and public record?

Adam: You are definitely playing hard ball. But you’ve always had a soft spot for kids. I mean, this is coming at harrison’s expense.

Victor: That kid will be much better off without locke filling his head with lies.

Adam: I suppose.

Victor: Without that little boy, there’s not a damn reason for ashland locke to stay in town, okay?

Ashland: This is a joke. Michael, you are a joke.

Michael: I’ve been called worse.

Ashland: My lawyers will chew you up and spit you out. This restraining order you are talking about — it will end up in the trash.

Michael: Oh, well, we look forward to hearing your counterarguments in court. I personally am going to enjoy hearing you explain to the judge that you lied to an innocent young child about your illness and your impending death and your entirely stolen identity.

Ashland: Kyle, this is unfair, not just to me, but to harrison. You are punishing harrison for the deeply regretted mistakes of his father.

Kyle: We are protecting harrison.

Ashland: From me?

Kyle: That’s right.

Ashland: I have done nothing but look out for that boy. I could have made a scene just now. I could have demanded time with him, which I am entitled to, but I didn’t do that because i didn’t want him to get upset.

Kyle: No, you told him you were dying. That was upsetting to him.

Ashland: Which I deeply regret and I’ve apologized for.

Kyle: Okay, you know, enough! I don’t want you anywhere near my son ever, and if you really love him, want to protect him from heartache, you will leave.

Ashland: I just want to spend some time with him.

Kyle: No, I have made up my mind! It’s best if harrison doesn’t think you’re in town ignoring him. We’ll tell him a story or something.

Ashland: [ Scoffs ]

Kyle: But either way, you will be gone.

Ashland: This is monstrous.

Kyle: No, ashland. You are.

Jack: Ah.

Diane: Maybe I’m not jack’s favorite person right now, but i remember times he couldn’t tolerate you. Apparently, he got over that.

Phyllis: Well, he just did a lot of tolerating of me upstairs just now.

Diane: Ugh! What do you want? A trophy? A standing ovation? “Best sex in the afternoon”?

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah, I want a medal right here. Right here is where I want my medal.

Diane: Oh, well, then congratulations on your tacky display. You practically jumped on the desk and waved your bra in the air — “we did it! Jack and I had sex upstairs!” Well done.

[ Scoffs ] But is that really such an accomplishment for you? Frankly, when I heard you bought a hotel, I thought you’d name it something closer to home than the “grand phoenix,” something like “quickie inn” or “bedpost notches.”

Phyllis: Okay, you know jack is more than a bedpost notch for me.

Diane: Do I?

[ Chuckles ] All kidding aside, we both know why you’re making such a show of this, taking a victory lap. It’s because this moment is probably the closest you’ll ever get to happiness. Deep down, you know that you and jack won’t last. This time won’t be any different than all the others, phyllis. You can get them into bed, but you can’t keep them.

Phyllis: Let me tell you — yeah, yeah, I accelerated my relationship with jack to throw it in your face. Who cares? Who cares? It proved my point because jack and I have a deep, connected relationship, something, diane, you will never, ever have! So, yeah, I was marking my territory, and you know what? It feels good!

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

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Devon: Hey, hey!

Abby: Hey! Mwah. Dominic is so excited about spending a few days with you guys.

Devon: Oh, he can’t be as excited as I am.

Amanda: No, no, devon has been like a 5-year-old on christmas morning. He woke up early just to make sure that dom had everything that he needed.

Devon: That’s right, I did. I missed you, buddy. I did. Ready to have a good time? You’re gonna love these new books I got for him.

Abby: Ooh.

Amanda: Oh, my gosh, he’s growing by the minute. I can’t get over how big he is.

Abby: Stronger, too. I mean, he’s developed quite an arm. You would not believe how far he can throw his breakfast food. I find cereal all over the place.

Devon: Oh, boy. No. I got to learn how to duck now.

Abby: [ Laughs ] Thinking about getting a dog to follow him around and clean up all his scraps.

[ Laughter ]

Devon: No. Well, I’ve been warned, but we’re gonna try and eat more than we throw when you’re here, okay?

Abby: Well, he has a very healthy appetite and he’s sleeping really well, too.

Devon: That’s great. Those are all signs that he’s made a full recovery.

Abby: Yeah, yeah. You know, his follow-up appointment is coming soon, but his doctors have been following his progress very closely since his bone marrow transplant, and they say he’s doing great.

Devon: That’s wonderful.

Abby: Thank god.

Devon: Yeah. We have a very resilient little boy, huh?

Abby: Yeah. He’s perfect, isn’t he?

Devon: Well, I’m not biased or anything.

Abby: [ Laughs ] Hi.

Nick: Hey.

Sharon: Hey, nick. Um…can I get you coffee?

Nick: No, I’m good, thanks. Just glad to see you smiling. I wasn’t sure you’d be working. I thought maybe you’d want some downtime after the wedding.

Sharon: No, I prefer to stay busy, just helps me keep my mind focused on the positive. But with ashland locke and diane jenkins traipsing through here, I’ve certainly had a lot of diversions.

Nick: And just one of them is a handful. How did it go?

Sharon: Um, I’d prefer not to get into the details, but I got a lot off my chest, and I said what was on my mind, and, you know, it was — it was fine. I’m fine.

Chance: Hey, nick.

Nick: Hey, what’s up, man?

Chance: How you doing?

Nick: Good.

Chance: Hi, sharon.

Sharon: Hey.

Chance: Hey, I was hoping i could talk to you for a few minutes. That is, if I’m not interrupting anything important.

Sharon: Uh, no, no, not at all.

Nick: Yeah, no, it’s cool.

Chance: Thank you.

Elena: [ Sighs ]

Nate: Hey.

Elena: Hey.

Nate: I was hoping I’d get to see you before I left.

Elena: Mm.

Nate: How was work?

Elena: Hmm, good, but I am exhausted.

Nate: Mm.

Elena: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: Those all-night shifts can be tough, and you’ve been doing a lot more than usual lately.

Elena: Yeah, you’ve been working pretty long hours, too. You know, I thought we’d be able to spend more time together when you changed careers. But with the chancellor-winters launch, doesn’t seem like that’s gonna be for a while.

Nate: We’re gonna have to work a lot harder to carve out some alone time for just us.

Elena: Sounds like a plan.

Nate: Hey, why don’t we schedule a date night this weekend? Something special, romantic, sexy.

Elena: This weekend?

[ Chuckles ] That sounds good. I’ll see you then.

Nate: You know what? My coffee run can wait. Why don’t I stick around for a little longer?

Elena: No, no. I don’t want to slow down chancellor-winter’s newest coo. Besides, I think I really need to take a nap.

Nate: Okay. Well, I’ll let you get some rest, and I will try to come back and see you before your next shift.

Elena: Okay.

Nate: Okay.

Elena: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Chance: So, again, I just have to congratulate you on the wedding. It was truly an amazing day.

Sharon: Oh, it really was wonderful, wasn’t it? You know, things actually went even better than I hoped. So thank you for being there. I’m really glad that you and abby could share that with us.

Chance: Absolutely. Did you ever hit the dance floor?

Sharon: No. It just didn’t seem right.

Chance: I understand.

Sharon: Well, hopefully, one day soon, I’ll get to the point where I find that doing things that remind me of rey bring me joy.

Chance: The other day, one of my teammates that was in spain with me, his wife called me. And I was actually happy to talk to her. And this feels weird telling this to a therapist, but eventually things do get better.

Sharon: Thank you. That means a lot, coming from you. I know that you’ve been through a lot.

Chance: So how are you? I know with the funeral and the wedding back-to-back, I’m sure you haven’t had a moment to just sit and process everything. I know when things get quieter, that’s when the hard part begins.

Sharon: That is when the hard part begins. Um…I’m not gonna deny that it’s — it’s been really tough. But I have a lot of people around me who love me and support me and I can lean on them.

Chance: I hope you know that includes abby and I. Anything you need, really.

Sharon: Thank you. And, you know, I meant to thank you for organizing the gcpd memorial for rey. That was — that was really nice to see how many people love him and admire him.

Chance: Well, he is sorely missed in the department, I’ll tell you. And everyone down there, we care about you, sharon. We understand this was very sudden, and, well, we just can’t help but worry.

Sharon: Well, please tell them not to worry about me. You know, rey’s spirit is with me all the time. I feel it guiding me, supporting me. But what about you? You lost your friend and your partner. How are you doing?

Chance: I’m okay. I’m okay. And just like you, I feel him with me, watching over me. Hopefully not judging my detective skills.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Of course not. He really admired you, and he would be thrilled to know how well you’re doing now at home and at work.

Chance: I hope so.

Sharon: Oh, yeah. You know, even though you’ve been through some really hard times, rey, he always believed that things would turn around for you. He was just an optimist at heart. And even though he’s witnessed a lot of wrong in the world, he just never gave up belief in love and basic decency of people.

Chance: Yeah, I know. I know, and I’m trying to do the same. I’m working on closing all of rey’s cases, by the way. A way to pay tribute. I’m actually headed back to the station now to follow up on some new evidence for one case. Forensics has the analysis, and I am determined to wrap it up.

Sharon: Well, that’s a really, really nice way to honor rey.

Devon: So since nate and billy will be here soon for the meeting, I’m gonna keep an ear out in case dominic wakes up.

Amanda: You gonna work from home?

Devon: I am gonna work from home. It’s the boss’ prerogative.

Amanda: Yeah, I guess so. You know, speaking of work, how has the dynamic been? Running things with your cousin, your sister, your sister’s boyfriend.

Devon: Well, you’ve seen how well we’re doing.

Amanda: Mm-hmm, I have, but you haven’t talked about how it makes you feel.

Devon: I feel it’s great.

Amanda: Yeah?

Devon: Yeah, it’s gonna take a little bit of getting used to, just ’cause, for so long, I was the only one making decisions for my company. Now it’s a whole committee where we all have to sign off on everything.

Amanda: It will be an adjustment.

Devon: Mm-hmm. I’m not complaining, though. It’s just gonna take a little time to settle in.

Amanda: Yeah. You know, I’m kind of going through the same thing.

Devon: You are?

Amanda: With imani.

Devon: Hmm.

Amanda: I mean, I love her, but it’s been a little tricky having my sister report to me, take direction from me, especially when I know that she would rather that we were on equal footing.

Devon: I can see how that could dicey for you guys.

Amanda: I do think that it’s partially because, when we started our own firm, we were supposed to be partners, you know?

Devon: Huh. Well, at least at the end of the day, we’re all family, and that should make things a little easier, right?

Amanda: Yeah, sure. If you say so.

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: Nate, fancy meeting you here.

Nate: Hey. Just grabbing an espresso before my meeting with devon and billy.

Imani: Oh, I have a feeling you’d be at the top of your game with or without that jolt of caffeine. But before you run off, there’s something I wanted to just share with you.

Nate: Okay, what’s that?

Imani: I was reviewing the legal aspects of your proposal, and I was really impressed by your suggestions. For someone just switching from the medical field to business, you really are breezing. And I mean that in the best way. I admire forward thinkers.

Nate: Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] That’s quite the compliment.

Imani: I hope devon begins to recognize the value you bring to the table. Between us, I think amanda and devon are a bit too conservative.

Nate: I’m just doing my best. There’s a lot I can learn from my cousin.

Imani: Mm-hmm.

Nate: Obviously he’s been doing this a lot longer than i have. Well, I’m sure you feel the same way about working with amanda, even when you don’t see eye-to-eye.

Imani: That’s true. However, sometimes what’s needed are fresh ideas. New energy. You and I seem to have that. Why not flaunt it, fight for what we want? What’s the worst that can happen?

[ Door opens ]

Nate: I think it’s a really good idea, but we just need to fine-tune some of the details.

Imani: Well, if the concept is sound, the details work themselves out.

Nate: That’s not the way i work.

Imani: Okay, so tell me, how do you like to get things done?

Nate: Well, I like to take a more analytical approach, break down all the steps, then come up with a plan.

Imani: Hmm. I’m more of a visual learner, so I think you should show me.

Nate: Hey, hey, wait. Where do you think you’re going?

Imani: I do my best thinking in the shower. Come on, you should try it.

Elena: Hello! I’m right here. Hi, I’m karen.

Diane: Hello, abby.

Abby: [ Sighs ] May I ask what you’re doing here? And by that, why did you choose my restaurant when there are so many others to choose from?

Diane: Because your restaurant is one of the best in town. Can’t we be adults about this?

Abby: Of course. Are you meeting someone?

Diane: No, I’ll be dining alone.

Abby: [ Laughs ] What a surprise.

Diane: Oh, I really don’t mind being a party of one these days, since I’ll have plenty of time for socializing later.

Abby: Okay, I’ll bite. Explain.

Diane: I’m planning on staying in genoa city for a while longer. Kyle wanted me to stick around so we could spend more time together and work on rebuilding our relationship.

Abby: I can’t say I’m surprised, given his reaction to your return. But sadly, I think he’ll come to regret that decision.

Diane: I assure you he won’T. I’ll make sure of it. But I can understand why you and everyone else in town will view everything I do through a negative lens.

Abby: Well, I’m glad you realize that.

Diane: Yeah, so let me get ahead of one story before I’m wrongly judged.

Abby: Ooh, do tell.

Diane: I’ve relocated to the athletic club indefinitely, with kyle’s financial support. He insisted. Best to be upfront about this because I’m sure, once everybody finds out about kyle’s generosity, they’ll assume that I had my hand out, which I did not.

Abby: You really do think everything is all about you, don’t you? That we all just walk around here, wasting our time and energy wondering what your next move is gonna be, your motivation. But, see, you’re wrong. We don’T. We just think you’re a terrible person. If we bother to think about you at all.

Imani: Elena, over here. Hey.

Elena: Imani, how’s it going?

Imani: Good. Why are you looking at me like that?

Elena: Nothing, I just didn’t expect to see you here, you know, in the middle of a work daY.

Imani: Oh, I — I just wanted a break from the officE. Please join me.

Elena: I was actually gonna get something to go, but you know what? Since you asked, maybe I will. One sec.

Devon: I wish lily didn’t have to go out of town to meet with jill since chancellor-winters launch is just a week away.

Billy: Yeah, I hear you, but I’ll fill her in on everything we talk about.

Devon: Good. Where do we stand?

Billy: Well, we’re in a good place. Logistics are all taken care of. Put out another press release in order to build on the publicity that we got. The next few days, we’ll push a little bit more, create even more buzz.

Devon: Good. That sounds great.

Billy: You should be prepared to do a couple interviews, of course, solo and with lily.

Devon: Oh, for sure, yeah, I’m ready to do anything.

Nate: Hope you both had a chance to review the material i e-mailed to you last night. My thoughts on some of the future ventures I thought you might want to announce at the event.

Billy: Yeah, I was able to look at it.

Devon: I did, too, and i think it’s just a bit much.

Nate: You think it’s best to pull back?

Devon: I do, yeah. It’s just ’cause I think what you’re suggesting is a little premature. I don’t think the best strategy for a launch is to reveal everything we’re doing before we even get out the gate, you know? (Dog barking) we love our pets.

Sharon: That’s such a nice gesture, taking over all of rey’s cases. Chance is carrying rey in his heart with him, just like I am.

Nick: The people we lose never really leave us. Um…can I ask you about something? A couple days ago, it was cassie’s anniversary. Normally, we get together and we take some flowers to the cemetery. And we just talk, you know? We — we remember all the amazing memories of our sweet little girl.

Sharon: But we didn’T.

Nick: No. I wanted to make sure I gave you space, you know? I tried to follow your cues, but I don’t think I can wait any longer, sharon. The fact that you haven’t brought it up yet, I’m worried that this is affecting you more than I expected.

Diane: You’re entitled to your feelings, and they’re certainly justified, given what I put you through in the past.

Abby: I appreciate you acknowledging that.

Diane: I am truly sorry.

Abby: I hope you don’t think this “too little, too late” apology is gonna earn brownie points with me, because my opinion of you is never gonna change.

Diane: I’m not expecting it to. Nor do I expect you to hide your hostility from me if we cross paths. But please, for kyle’s sake, could you just put his feelings ahead of your own? I am only here because that’s what he wants.

Abby: I have no intention of making this painful situation any more difficult for kyle, especially after all the hurt that you’ve put him through. So, yes, I will restrain myself in his presence.

Diane: Thank you for that.

Abby: But when it’s just the two of us, I will be as hostile as I want for as long as I want. So now that we understand each other, would you still like that table for one? Or would you like to turn around and walk right back out the door?

Nate: I thought we decided that the launch event would be the perfect venue to establish our goals for the future.

Devon: You’re absolutely right about that. It is, and that’s what we’re doing. I’m just talking about holding back and teasing what we have in the works.

Nate: I think bold and open is the way to go.

Devon: The last thing we want to do is give our competition the ability to get ahead of us, right?

Nate: But this is a huge merger, devon. People are gonna be curious about our plans.

Devon: That’s fantastic. Let them be curious. That’s the point.

Nate: Don’t you think we should take full advantage of this moment? We’re gonna have the attention from the business community and the press.

Billy: Yeah, no, I understand what you’re saying here, nate, I do, but devon’s right. I mean, what you’re suggesting, it’s just too much. It would lessen the impact of everything across the board. Best way to do this is we roll out one project at a time so everything gets enough attention. Of course, maybe there’s a happy medium?

Devon: What do you suggest?

Billy: Well, I think nate’s right, it would be beneficial to announce something. You know, maybe we can talk about the two projects that you and lily are most excited about, build some momentum from there, and tease that there’s more where that came from.

Devon: Right. Yeah, that — that sounds okay to me. Is that alright with you?

Nate: I’m on board. Sounds like the perfect compromise to me.

Devon: Okay, then. That’s what we’ll do. I will have a talk with lily and we’ll figure out what initiatives we want to lead with, and we’ll go from there.

Billy: Sounds good.

Devon: Yep.

Elena: So how are you liking your new job? Do you feel like you’re fitting in with chancellor-winters?

Imani: There’s a learning curve, of course, but there’s such a strong sense of unity and teamwork.

Elena: Oh, the beauty of working with family.

Imani: Exactly, everyone’s working toward one common goal. So much potential for the future. Can’t wait to see where it all leads.

Elena: Yeah, I can’t either. And I’m excited to be by nate’s side every step of the way.

Amanda: Hi, guys. Do you mind if I join you?

Imani: Not at all. This is getting to be a regular thing, the three of us all hanging out together.

Elena: Oh, I wouldn’t go that far.

Amanda: Well, you know, elena, I am really happy that i ran into you. We are so appreciative of how kind you were when we were concerned about our mother’s health condition. Thank you so much. You are such a gem. You totally eased our worries.

Imani: Yeah, that was so kind of you. Since nate has joined the corporate world, we’re lucky to still have a doctor in our extended family.

Elena: Well, I am happy to help anytime. Um…yeah, I hope you will both excuse me, but I’m gonna get going. Amanda, it was good to see you.

Amanda: Nice to see you, too.

Elena: Bye.

Amanda: Goodbye. Imani, I thought we talked about this. What the hell are you doing? Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

“The young and the restless”

will continue. (Kid) why aren’t there any buildings out there?

Imani: What are you talking about? I wasn’t doing anything.

Amanda: You still haven’t gotten the message, have you? Nate is off limits.

Imani: I’ve heard this all before. He’s committed to elena. They’re very happy. I get it.

Amanda: Do you?

Imani: I said I understand. What’s the problem?

Amanda: I think it’s pretty clear what the problem is, and you know it. Oh. Oh, my gosh.

Imani: What? What’s wrong?

Amanda: I forgot my flash drive at home.

[ Sighs ] It has all the documents that i need. You know what? I’m gonna go back home. I’ll meet you at the office. But please, please take to heart what I said about nate.

Imani: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: I do not want to be having this conversation again.

Imani: I don’t either.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, I swear I’m not trying to give you a migraine. I’m just having some fun. You need to relax. I promise you I have no agenda as far as it comes to nate.

Amanda: Okay.

Billy: You look distracted.

Abby: The nerve of that woman to show up at my restaurant even though she knows I loathe her, and I truly loathe her.

Billy: Yeah, no, that’s very clear.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Billy: You know, diane gets under the skin of most people.

Abby: I thought she’d be gone by now, but kyle has decided to give her another chance.

Billy: Really?

Abby: Yeah, he put her up at the gcac. He’s even footing the bill.

Billy: Oh, family’s gonna love that.

Abby: Mm.

Billy: Well, hopefully they can respect kyle’s choice. I mean, at the end of the day, that is his mother. It seems like we’re just gonna have to get used to having diane around.

Abby: Fat chance.

Billy: Maybe she’s changed, right? Maybe, just maybe, she’ll surprise us. It’s possible.

Abby: You know, billy, I get that you’re in the second-chance camp, you know, and you’re more than willing to give people the benefit of the doubt, and i understand why, but I really do think that you are giving her more credit than she deserves.

Billy: Yeah, maybe. Maybe not. But we’re gonna see. And if I’m wrong, then I’ll own it.

[ Telephone rings ]

Abby: Society. Hi, yes, you’d like to make a reservation? Let me see what we got for you.

Diane: Oh, great, more abbott attitude to go with my lunch.

Billy: No, lucky for you, i am fresh out of attitude. I do have one question, though.

Diane: I’m almost afraid to hear it.

Billy: Is this seat taken?

Sharon: When I woke up on the morning of the anniversary, cassie was the first thought on my mind. And every year on that day, memories come flooding back to me. Happy moments, sad moments, and my anger over the way that she died.

[ Sighs ] And something occurred to me. She has now been gone longer than she was with us. How did that happen?

Nick: Still feels like it was yesterday.

Sharon: And then I looked over to the other side of the bed where rey should be laying, and, um…you know, it was just too much. All the sadness and the loss and pain. I felt like I was gonna lose it. So I, uh…I tried to compartmentalize my grief so that I wouldn’t end up having to stay in bed all day, paralyzed, because that’s the last thing that I wanted to do, and it’s the last thing that cassie would want me to do. I forced myself to get out of bed and get moving. I know that I didn’t bring it up. I decided not to talk about the anniversary because if I did…

Nick: I completely understand.

Sharon: All I could do was just focus on getting through that day, that one day. And, um…the next morning, when I woke up, I felt like I had gotten through the deepest, darkest part of it, and I knew that I could — I could keep going. I could go on.

Nick: Well, that’s what i wanted to hear.

Sharon: I’m sorry to worry you.

Nick: No, please don’t apologize. I’m just glad to hear that you’re coming through this. Is there anything else I can do?

Sharon: Well, you know, now that I am starting to feel like I’m in a better state of mind, I’d like to go to cassie’s grave and I’d like to lay flowers there. Talk to our girl, the way that we always did. Will you go with me? Whatever gives you life

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Abby: Chance? What’s up? Why didn’t you come inside?

Chance: Well, because of this.

Diane: What a relief that you’re not treating me like i have the plague.

Billy: Well, I’ve been the town pariah more than once. I know the feeling.

Diane: There’s more than a few people in this town that could say the same thing. But, of course, they’re the first to ostracize and criticize because they seem to have forgotten that. When I came back, I knew what i was in for, but I decided to roll with it. It’s just nice to have a break from it every once in a while.

Billy: Well, let me be very clear — I have not forgotten what you did to kyle or to the rest of my family. But I’m interested in what you plan on doing now.

Diane: Isn’t it obvious?

Billy: Abby mentioned that you could be sticking around a little while, which is confusing to me because kyle and summer should be going back to milan soon.

Diane: Oh, they’re possibly moving back here.

Billy: Are you sure about that?

Diane: I have no idea how or when, but that’s what kyle told me. And I get the impression they’re going to make it happen. That’s why kyle asked me to stay, and as long as he wants me nearby, that’s where I’ll be.

Billy: Meaning you’d stay permanently.

Diane: Without a moment’s hesitation. Are you feeling a little less friendly towards me now?

Devon: Hey, dom.

How you doing, buddy?

That was a nice, long nap you

had, huh?


How about I keep you company


Do you mind?

I don’t mind, ’cause I love you

so much, man.

That’s the thing about


Even when they make you crazy,

love is always there.

You believe me, don’t you?

Yeah, I know you do.

‘Cause we’re a team.

[ Chuckles ]

Amanda: There’s my two

favorite guys.

Devon: Dominic, look who’s


Amanda: Aww!

Devon: Did you miss her?

Amanda: Look at that face.

He really missed me.

He did.

Elena: So how did the meeting go?

Nate: It ended well, thanks to billy. But the tension between devon and me was pretty thick.

Elena: Did you guys disagree about something?

Nate: How much of our future plans we should reveal at the launch.

Elena: And was that something worth getting that worked up about?

Nate: Chancellor-winters needs to make the best first impression possible. It’s important.

Elena: I guess so, since you guys are disagreeing about it. But are things better now?

Nate: Yeah, yeah. I’d chalk it up to a one-time thing. But something similar did happen between us yesterday. Circumstances were different, but the vibe was the same.

Elena: So you really think there’s a problem developing between you and devon?

Nate: No, I wouldn’t go that far. It’s more like growing pains. At least I hope that’s all it is.

Elena: Yeah, I’m sure you’re probably right.

Nate: It’s got to be a difficult transition for devon. You know, one minute, you’re the boss of everybody and your opinion is the only one that matters, and then, all of a sudden, you have to share your decisions with not just lily but with billy and me, too.

Elena: I think you’re both just under a lot of pressure right now. And once things get settled, it’ll be fine.

Nate: You really think so?

Elena: I do. I mean, as well as you both know each other personally, you still have to find your footing on a professional level. And it’s not surprising to me that two brilliant, strong men would be clashing a bit.

Nate: Yeah, I guess you’re right.

Elena: You both were so excited to work together, and you both want chancellor-winters to succeed, so, I mean, that’s got to count for something.

Nate: That counts for a lot. But I didn’t come back expecting to talk about all this. I came back because I felt guilty about something, and i didn’t want to wait to make things right.

With less moderate-to-severe


Elena: What’s — what’s going on? Did something happen?

Nate: Yeah, it kind of did, and I have no one to blame but myself.

Elena: [ Sighs ] Okay.

Nate: You know when we talked earlier about not having enough time to spend together?

Elena: Yes, and?

Nate: Well, I felt badly about my solution. A weekend date just doesn’t cut it. There’s not a lot we can do to carve out more time, especially since you don’t have the same flexibility with your schedule as I do with mine. So I realized that it’s up to me to work around your schedule. And being with you is at the top of my priority list.

Elena: Wow. I love you for thinking that way. And I love you for putting me at the top of your list. And I love you for coming here just to tell me that.

Nate: Mm. Well, that’s — that’s a whole lot of loving.

Elena: Yeah, it is. But I do think that our relationship deserves to be nurtured and tended to by the both of us. So even though I can’t always dictate my own schedule, there are other ways that I can show you how much I love you.

Billy: I have not changed my outlook, but I am thinking about other people, in particular jack, who’s going to have a different reaction to finding out that you could be a permanent resident of genoa city once again.

Diane: Jack has made his position perfectly clear. He’s not happy that I’m here, but he’s supportive of kyle’s wishes. Although he’s extremely skeptical of me.

Billy: Well, that’s my brother. He’s always protecting his son, as he should.

Diane: When we first met, jack wasn’t exactly what you’d call the reliable or paternal type. He’s come a long way since then. He’s become this really good man and a wonderful father. I admire that, and I’d like to try to live by his example, to be as good a mother as he is a father.

Billy: I understand the urge to compare yourself to someone else, but that is not gonna get you anywhere. You need to focus on being the best version of yourself you possibly can.

Diane: When did you become so wise?

Billy: Yeah, I am far from wise, but I’ve been through some things. And if I can help anyone, then that’s good with me.

Diane: Well, I hope your forgiving nature rubs off on your brother. Maybe you could put a good word in for me. No, no. I mean, unless you’re comfortable doing that.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] My family knows where I stand. I believe some people can change. I have to, or I wouldn’t be able to have faith in myself. And if redemption is possible for me, then it is possible for others. I’m not gonna change my tune, unless, of course, you give me a reason to.

Diane: Thanks. That’s all I can hope for.

Abby: Mmm. Well, not that I’m complaining, but what is this all about?

Chance: Mm. Caught a break in the case. Once the warrant comes through, we’ll make a move on this guy and lock him up. I tell you, I did everything by the book on this one. I’ll be glad to put it to rest.

Abby: One of rey’s cases?

Chance: I’m gonna close every single one he was working on. I know that’s what he would’ve done, so I’m gonna do the same.

Abby: I’m so proud of you. And I know rey is, too.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I am glad we did that.

Sharon: Me too. Time alone with cassie was just what I needed. I feel better. I feel ready to get back to work now.

Nick: Are you sure? You don’t want to take some more time off?

Sharon: No, I feel at peace. And a lot of that is thanks to you, nick. Once again, you’ve found a way to help me get through a rough patch.

Nick: Well, you do the same for me. That’s what family’s all about.

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Phyllis: Ta-da!

Jack: A picnic? What did I do to deserve this?

Phyllis: Well, I, um — you know, I’m trying some new summer specials. “Grand picnics with the grand phoenix.” It’s cute [Chuckling] Right? I mean, I have a lot of different combinations. And some are elegant. Some are romantic. What do you think? Yeah?

Jack: I love it, but we’re here to bounce ideas around?

Phyllis: Well, no, not exactly.

Jack: Well, we’re obviously not here to try to get back in sync since you brought me to a very public place.

Phyllis: You’re under a lot of pressure these days with jabot and the she-devil. You deserve the finer things in life, I think.

Jack: Berries.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Doughnuts.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Jack: And bubbly.

Phyllis: Right.

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: I have a bunch of different combinations. This is our — our high-carb combination [Laughs] Obviously. But… and — and we can celebrate, the two of us right now, with the possibility of summer and harrison and kyle moving back to genoa city.

Jack: Uh-huh, that would certainly change things.

Phyllis: Yeah, it would answer my lonely mom dreams.

Jack: Yeah. Be nice to have them back here.

Phyllis: Buy marchetti.

Jack: Would be an interesting prospect, but very expensive and very risky for jabot. I hope you understand I cannot make this happen solely to get summer and kyle back home.

Diane: Kyle. Summer. What a nice surprise. Come on in.

Kyle: I just wanted to see how you were settling in, if you need anything.

Diane: I think I will be much happier here at the athletic club not worrying about phyllis lurking in the shadows. I — I shouldn’t complain in front of her daughter. That’s a faux pas. And no offense intended, but your mother really has it out for me.

Summer: None taken. I am well aware of my mother’s feelings about you.

Diane: Mm. Well, I hope the fact that you’re here is an indication that you’re an independent thinker, that you’re willing to make up your own mind about me.

Summer: I am here to support my husband. I see you’ve wasted no time making yourself at home.

Diane: Oh. [ Chuckles ] The picture? Yes, it’s kind of a tradition. Whenever I’d move, it’d be the first thing I took out of my bag, the picture of my beautiful boy. I imagine that you’ll need to pack up your belongings and head back to your work in milan before too long.

Kyle: That might not be the case.

Diane: Oh?

Kyle: There’s a chance we might move back to genoa city. Permanently.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: I’ve completed all the paperwork. You just give me the green light, and I will file a civil — [Quietly] I will file a civil suit against ashland.

[ Fingers snapping ]

Victor: I want you to bury that bastard in subpoenas and depositions. But there’s one thing I’m worried about — that this becomes public. I don’t want the company to get hurt, and certainly not victoria.

Michael: None of this is going to see the light of day in a courtroom. Look, locke is a clever guy. He’s gonna see what’s coming, and he’s gonna wave the white flag before it ever gets that far.

Victor: You turn up the heat. You make sure that happens. I don’t want any reason for ashland locke to stay in this town. You got it?

Ashland: Okay, listen. Um, a solid legal agreement aside, what if things have changed between the biological father and myself? The relationship we once shared just a short time ago has become strained.

Pat: I’m sorry to hear that.

Ashland: Yeah, I just want to make sure that, per this agreement, kyle and summer can’t keep me from spending time with harrison.

Pat: I’ll review the agreement and get back to you.

Ashland: Can you get back to me this afternoon? Would that be okay?

Pat: Always happy to be of service.

Ashland: Listen, uh, this — this child means everything to me. I just want to make sure I’m on solid legal ground in case things — things go south. Can you please just let me know as soon as possible if there’s some change we have to make?

Pat: I’ll be in touch.

Ashland: Thank you. Sharon, I — my god. I don’t even know where to begin. I just hope you know how sorry i am about rey.

Sharon: I don’t want your thoughts and prayers or whatever it is that you were about to say. You can save it. I actually have a few things that I want to say to you.

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Phyllis: Thank you. I thought having kyle and harrison back in town would be the answer to your prayers.

Jack: It would be a very nice thing indeed.

Phyllis: Okay, well, then why aren’t you working like hell to acquire marchetti?

Jack: Phyllis, you are a businesswoman. You know you don’t buy a company just to fill an emotional need. It has to make financial sense.

Phyllis: Oh, I understand that. I mean, summer said the numbers were great.

Jack: The numbers are impressive, yes, but jabot just got out of the fashion business. I’m not sure if it’s the right move to get back in.

Phyllis: Mnh. It’s the right move for summer’s family.

Jack: Uprooting themselves again? Harrison’s just learned the language. They have a house. They — milan is their home.

Phyllis: Genoa city’s their home. It’ll always be their home.

Jack: Okay, I think I owe it to everyone, including jabot, to step back, think this through from all angles, and decide what the right move is.

Phyllis: Right. Okay. Well, I’ll help you with that. Okay, you — you buy marchetti, and, um, you have your entire family on one continent. You don’t buy marchetti, and you spend a lot of money flying back and forth to italy. And then summer will have to look for another position because, you know, it’ll either go under or somebody will buy it up, and we don’t know if they’re gonna hire her back.

Jack: Obviously, you would throw caution to the wind and spend your last dime to get them both back here.

Phyllis: Yeah. Without hesitation. I’ve actually thought about it a lot. I don’t care about diane and ashland and that. I just — I want my daughter home.

Jack: You must be very irritated with me at the moment.

Phyllis: No. I understand what you’re doing. You’re a businessman. You have to think about your family’s company and look at all the angles, just like you did with us. You took it day by day.

Jack: Yeah, I don’t think i ever thought of the parallels, but, yeah, just like us.

Phyllis: Yeah. So, would you do a favor for me?

Jack: Sure. What?

Phyllis: Pick up a doughnut.

Jack: Okay. What are we doing here?

Phyllis: We are going to celebrate anyway. We’re gonna celebrate —

Jack: Well, a positive spin. I like this. Go ahead.

Phyllis: Um, the possibility of summer and kyle and harrison moving back and reuniting with them again and us reuniting.

Diane: Moving home? This is incredible! Your families must be so happy.

Summer: Well, nothing is set in stone quite yet.

Kyle: Yeah, we’re having conversations.

Diane: Then I will remain cautiously optimistic.

[ Chuckles ] Although I am curious as to why you’re considering it.

Summer: It’s kind of a long story.

Diane: Don’t tell me that you’ve quit your dream job at marchetti so kyle can move home. That’s a heroic sacrifice.

Kyle: Summer wouldn’t be moving back because of me.

Diane: Oh?

Kyle: This was a mutual decision based on what would be best for both of our careers.

Summer: And our families. The abbotts and the newmans.

Diane: I see.

Summer: It was my idea initially, and the best part — I wouldn’t be giving up my dream job.

Diane: I’d love to hear more.

Summer: Well, I don’t want to jinx it, but it is a real possibility.

Diane: Well, forgive me if I’m getting ahead of myself, but I’d love to spend more time with you for however long you’re in town.

Summer: Oh. That is so nice of you to say. But don’t you have any commitments back in L.A.? A job? A life? Friends who miss you?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s one of the benefits of working in real estate — I’m my own boss. So I’m free to be here for as long as kyle wants me to be. But you know I won’t push, right?

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Summer: Oh. Excuse me.

Diane: Oh, of course.

Summer: It’s my grandfather.

Diane: Well, free free to take the call.

Summer: That’s okay. I’ll talk to him later.

Kyle: We should get going. Got a lot on our plate if we want to make this move a reality.

Diane: Then I won’t keep you a moment longer. I hope that everything works out exactly the way you want it, and thank you so much for checking in.

Kyle: We’ll talk soon.

Diane: Okay. Bye.

Sharon: I’m aware of the fact that you’ve donated a large sum of money to new hope in rey’s name. $250 million, to be exact.

Ashland: I was assured that donation would remain anonymous. I never want anyone to —

Sharon: Okay, we both know that’s a load of crap! But I am glad, however, that rey’s name will live on in association with good works and helping people improve their lives and that yours won’T. Because from everything that i have seen, you have done nothing but lie to people who unfortunately trusted you. And I don’t want you to think that this grand gesture absolves you of anything because it doesn’T. You lied about having a fatal illness that kills millions of people every year, and clearly you don’t take that seriously, but I do.

Ashland: I know.

Sharon: And when I confronted you a few weeks ago about your lies, you nearly swore up and down that it was some smear campaign against you and that your hands were clean, but now I know. I know the truth, and I know the depth of your deception. You faked your illness, you lied about your recovery, and it was all for some personal gain.

Ashland: I deeply regret what I’ve done.

Sharon: You have no idea what it’s like to hear your doctor tell you that you have cancer. All you can do is wonder how much time you have left. And there are a lot of days that you don’t want to get out of bed, but you do it anyway because you don’t want the people who love you and care about you to worry. There are days when you are so miserable that you seriously just want it all to come to an end. But I was really lucky. I had a lot of people around me caring for me and loving me, and they were there for me all the time, whether I wanted them there or not. They got me through the treatments and through nausea, nightmares. And, you know, to this day, the thing that haunts me the most about it is what my illness did to them and the tears that they shed and — and the bargains that they had to make with god. You did that. You put victoria and harrison through that on purpose. You were intentionally cruel to them, and there is no amount of money in the world that could ever make amends for that. You’re disgusting.

Noah: Mom? Everything okay here?

Sharon: Yeah. It’s fine. It’s a lot better now that you’re here. Um… let me get you something to drink. I brought in ensure max protein,

Victor: I wonder why summer’s not answering her phone.

Adam: Gentlemen.

Victor: Adam. My boy.

Adam: Hey, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I was just wondering if you had heard anything from victoria since she took her much-needed r&R.

Victor: No, as a matter of fact, I haven’T. But I’m sure she’s fine.

Adam: When do you expect her to return?

Victor: I hope she stays for a long time and enjoys herself, you know?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] However many massages it takes to get her head back in the game, right?

Victor: Please, no criticism of your sister, alright?

Adam: No, I’m not taking a shot at her. I wish her the best.

Victor: The longer she stays away, the more of a chance we have to send locke his way. You know that he’s using the boy, harrison, now as an excuse to stay in town.

Adam: Why are you wasting your time chasing someone who’s clearly got other issues to deal with? I mean, he’s focused on his son. He’s not causing us any trouble. Maybe the best thing to do would be not pay attention to him at all.

Michael: Ignoring a festering sore won’t make it go away.

Adam: Okay, now I see what’s going on here. A lawyer with an axe to grind because ashland sent you to a peruvian prison.

Michael: You think?

Adam: Look, you’re angry. It’s understandable, but, i mean, is it really in the newman family’s best interest to continue to hold ashland accountable after he has accepted our deal?

Michael: Well, it seems to me that you want to hold victoria accountable, and the only person who would benefit from punishing your ceo would be what, who? You — adam!

Victor: Please, please, please, please, please. Calm down, both of you. We need to get ashland locke not only out of our lives, but out of town. And I have a way to do that.

Sharon: How’s the drink?

Noah: It’s pretty tasty. What is it?

Sharon: Oh, it’s something special I just make for my favorite customers.

Noah: Mm. I guess it’s safe to say you didn’t make one for mr. Ashland locke then.

Sharon: No, I did not.

Noah: Can I go deal with him, or am I supposed to pretend i didn’t pick up on all the tension when I walked in here?

Sharon: I don’t want to waste another moment of thought on him.

Noah: [ Sighs ] Okay. Alright, well, did you at least get a chance to look at the group chat? Tessa and mariah — they just dropped a bunch of pictures from their honeymoon.

Sharon: Oh, all the selfies they took of them in front of every single exhibit and statue in paris?

Noah: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. Yeah, it looks like they’re having the time of their life. Kind of makes me miss europe.

Sharon: Don’t tell me you’re getting tired of genoa city. I know you keep saying that you want to stay, but then you get the urge to wander.

Noah: I’m not going anywhere, mom. I love being home.

Sharon: What is it that you miss?

Noah: Maybe I miss the art. Maybe — maybe I’m just feeling restless. Either way, I’m fine. I promise. Are you sure you’re okay?

Sharon: I love you for worrying, but I don’t need your protection. Hey! Allie, come on in.

Allie: Sorry. I didn’t want to interrupt.

Sharon: No, no, not at all. Um, I was really happy to see you at mariah and tessa’s wedding.

Allie: Yeah.

Sharon: I hope you had a good time.

Allie: Oh, it was so fun. I had a really great time.

Noah: Ohh. Only the boldest of wedding crashers would dare admit something like that.

Allie: Oh, oh, sharon, i didn’t crash the wedding, by the way. Summer had invited me and insisted it was okay for me to go.

Sharon: He’s just kidding.

[ Chuckles ] People were really happy to get to meet you.

Allie: Well, I had a great time and felt very thankful to be included.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Sharon: So, uh, what can i get you?

Allie: Um…something cold?

Sharon: Great. Um, why don’t you sit down someplace and I’ll bring it over?

Allie: Okay. Sounds good.

[ Liquid pouring, ice cubes clinking ]

Noah: I think she’s feeling a little overwhelmed with the new city and her whole instant family.

Sharon: Well, right after losing her father, she found out that she’s an abbott, and that’s got to be a lot to adjust to.

Noah: Yeah. Here. I’ll take that. Let’s see if I can annoy her any less than I have been.

Sharon: Mm.

[ Sighs ]

Summer: I got your message to meet you here. Got to admit, I’ve missed these impromptu visits.

Victor: Well, we have all missed you, you know.

Summer: It’s been so hard to be so far from family.

Victor: I know.

Summer: There was no popping out for coffee with mom or running into victoria in the park.

Victor: I know. We might have to do something about that, right? So you know, nikki and I will have a little party at the ranch as to honor your presence and kyle’s presence and harrison’s presence, okay?

Summer: Maybe we can make it a celebration dinner.

Victor: In what way?

Summer: We are considering moving back home.

Victor: You are? I love that.

Summer: We are still in the fingers-crossed phase, but i hope you’re ready for those chess lessons with harrison because when I told him that you offered to teach him, he broke out into this new little happy dance. You’ve got to see it.

Victor: I’m looking forward to it.

Summer: But do not let that innocent little face fool you because he has perfected it while we’ve been away.

Victor: Oh, I bet.

Summer: And then to hear the italian coming out of his little mouth?

Victor: He speaks a little italian?

Summer: [ Laughs ] Forget it.

Victor: I love that. Really?

Summer: Just try not to spoil him.

[ Laughs ]

Victor: It’s a grandfather’s privilege to spoil his grandchildren, you know? As far as I’m concerned, he is now as much a newman as he is an abbott.

Summer: Ashland still considers himself harrison’s father.

Victor: That’s the reason i asked you to come by, okay? We need to do something about that. We need to protect the boy.

Summer: Protect him how?

Victor: I want you to talk to kyle, ask him to restrict all visitation rights between harrison and ashland locke. I want that man out of town. I want to sever all ties. With harrison or anyone else completely. I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

Noah: There you are.

Allie: Oh, thanks.

Noah: A little concoction my mother whipped up. I think she only makes it for the cool kids.

Allie: Ohh. Why? Because you got one?

Noah: Yeah, something like that. Give it a try.

Allie: Mmm. It’s great. It’s really refreshing. Thank you.

Noah: Well, you were clearly about to rock out to some tunes. It’s much better than my sad attempts at scintillating small talk. There’s plenty of tables to choose from, so don’t worry about me bothering you.

Allie: Actually, I was gonna listen to a podcast.

Noah: Ohh. Podcast.

Allie: Yes, a podcast.

Noah: Let me guess. True crime? No. Science — engineering failures or chemical formulas that helped shape the world.

Allie: Really? Wow. You are so far off the mark, noah. I was gonna go listen to my great uncle billy’s podcast. Wow, that’s really weird to say. I’ve never had a great uncle before.

Noah: Which episode are you on? He just released a great one. It’s all about feeling insecure.

Allie: Yeah, about feeling out of place.

[ Chuckles ]

Noah: Yeah.

Allie: Yeah. Wait — I just started, so don’t spoil it.

Noah: I promise. It is a good one, though. Definitely relatable.

Allie: Relatable? What, you? I don’t believe that. You seem totally secure.

Noah: I do?

Allie: Yeah, you do. You aren’t great at humor or irony. I mean, sometimes I even wonder if you know the difference between what’s amusing and embarrassing. But you just put yourself out there and barrel ahead. It’s actually — it’s actually very brave of you.

Noah: You know, I’m not sure that’s a compliment.

Allie: Oh, it’s not. It’s just an observation.

Noah: [ Laughs ] So, you like podcasts, huh?

Allie: I do. I listen to it all the time when I’m in the lab or when I go running. My new favorite — “the grinning soul.”

Noah: Ohh, yeah, I like that one, too. Yeah, the whole “truth to power” angle.

Allie: Yes. I love how he just puts it all out there, you know? Like, you know, when he’s angry, he just vents and doesn’t really hold back. I wish I could just vent like that.

Noah: Well, everyone needs an outlet.

Allie: Do you have one?

Noah: Yeah. I mean, anytime something’s bothering me or I’m feeling confounded by something, I just do a little sketch.

Allie: So, is something bothering you right now?

Ashland: For what it’s worth, I am trying to make amends.

Sharon: I don’t believe for one second that you feel an ounce of remorse.

Ashland: I am truly sorry for your loss.

Sharon: Please just save your condolences. I don’t want them. There’s not enough time in the world for you to make amends, and anybody who would do something like you did is someone that I don’t care to know.

Ashland: Okay.

Noah: And that, I hope, is all you’ll ever need to know about ashland locke.

Allie: Wow. He just left, so at least you don’t have to worry about him bugging your mom anymore.

Noah: [ Sighs ] Yeah, my mom — she’s the strongest person I know. I don’t know why I feel so compelled to protect her.

Allie: Because you’re a good son.

Noah: Oh. Well, there’s a shock, that you actually think I’m good at something.

Allie: I’m just saying that i think it’s especially difficult for you to take a step back right now, considering that your mom just lost her husband. Everything must be falling on your shoulders right now.

Noah: Yeah. I mean, you know how it is. You — you lost your dad recently.

Allie: Yeah.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Oh, wow, sharon, these look amazing, but I didn’t order them.

Sharon: Those are on the house.

Allie: Thank you. That’s so lovely. Thank you.

Sharon: Enjoy.

Noah: This looks decadent.

Allie: This looks amazing. Oh.

Noah: That one.

Allie: Going for the cookie. Okay. Fine. You know, your mom is so kind and caring, even when she’s grieving.

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Summer: You know how much i love and respect you, granddad. But you’re talking about escalating things here, about taking legal action against ashland. I’m just not sure what that would accomplish.

Victor: Trust me when I tell you it is of the utmost importance that ashland locke gets the hell out of town.

Summer: Kyle and I are both concerned about ashland’s influence over harrison, and it is our job to protect him now, mine and kyle’S.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Ashland! You’re a difficult man to chase down. You rushed right past me at the coffeehouse. And since you’re one of the few people in this town who will actually speak to me, I thought we could — I don’t know — share a bench, enjoy the sunshine.

Ashland: Thank you.

Diane: Sure.

Phyllis: Ugh.

Jack: What?

Phyllis: Look at this. No matter how beautiful it is outside, there are always pests.

Diane: Hello, you two. Enjoying the day?

Phyllis: Why are you together? Really. Is there some sort of gravitational pull two pariahs would have?

Diane: Let me guess. You’re celebrating the return of kyle’s adorable family to the fold for good.

Jack: That is neither public information nor a foregone conclusion.

Diane: Oh. I’m — I’m sorry. I didn’t realize it was a secret.

Phyllis: How’d you find out?

Diane: Summer told me. She and kyle dropped by my gorgeous new suite at the athletic club earlier today. It is such a lovely and charming space. I really should have stayed there from the very beginning. And it is so comfy. I already feel like I’m at home. I may never leave.

Jack: No firm decisions have been made. Any celebrating would be highly premature.

Diane: I got it. But I am excited about the possibility of really getting to know my son and daughter-in-law. And of course my adorable grandson will be so spoiled by his dee-dee.

Ashland: What?

Diane: Dee-dee. That’s the name that kyle and i decided that harrison should call me.

Ashland: I’m sorry. Would it be alright if I ask just how harrison is doing? I would still love to see him.

Jack: Certain details of the arrangement are being re-evaluated, given your recent actions.

Phyllis: And, uh, by “recent actions,” we mean lying about having cancer.

Ashland: Jack, I’ve taken your advice. I’ve spoken to my attorney.

Jack: I think decisions about harrison need to be made by kyle and summer right now.

Ashland: Yeah, I understand that, but I also have rights where harrison is concerned. Look, this doesn’t have to be acrimonious.

Jack: Oh, I think we’re well beyond that, given what you’ve done. A word to the wise — any friendship that is burgeoning here might not help your campaign to show genoa city a new and improved dee-dee.

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Noah: Oh. Another episode of “the grinning soul” just dropped.

Allie: Yeah. Well, it will be something that I’ll listen to later. I’m gonna go on a run since i don’t have a sketchpad to vent to.

Noah: Oh.

Allie: Mm.

Noah: Alright, well, knock yourself out. I will just doodle away my frustrations.

Allie: What a doodler.

Noah: You know who else was a doodler?

Allie: Who?

Noah: Da vinci.

Allie: Wow, so you’re saying that you’re on the same level as him?

Noah: I guess you’ll just have to stick around and see.

Allie: [ Laughs ] Okay.

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Victor: If you and kyle and harrison return to genoa city, that’ll give ashland locke a reason to stay.

Summer: You don’t think that we can handle him.

Victor: You two are two very good-natured people. You have good hearts. And he will talk you into sharing custody. That will be a huge problem.

Summer: When we heard what ashland did to victoria and the family…

Victor: Right.

Summer: …Kyle was ready to rip him to shreds.

Victor: I like that impulse.

Summer: It should be too complicated to keep ashland out of harrison’s life. On one hand, you have kyle, who is an upstanding member of the community, who’s established his paternity and absolutely adores his son. And then there’s ashland, who is a liar and a criminal, even if he’s never officially been charged with anything.

Victor: I want you to feel assured of the fact that michael baldwin and I have a lot of evidence against ashland locke.

Summer: And ashland was more than fine with kyle and I taking harrison to milan with us. That should work in our favor, as well.

Victor: So, you have been thinking about this? I like that.

Summer: That boy owns a huge piece of my heart. I am determined to protect him.

Victor: So, you will talk to kyle about all this?

Summer: I’ll make it happen.

Diane: I have to say, you’ve made your fair share of enemies in this town.

Ashland: Have you been spying on me?

Diane: [ Laughs ] No, no. But I did overhear sharon giving you a piece of her mind, and i know there’s tension between you and kyle and summer, but I — I don’t know the details.

Ashland: Well, I couldn’t help but notice that you have your share of adversaries, as well.

Diane: I’ll admit I deserve a lot of the venom that’s spewed my way, but it is what it is. Rebuilding my relationship with kyle is what’s most important to me.

Ashland: I’m afraid that my actions will keep me from seeing my son. See, that’s very interesting to me. You, uh — you didn’t even flinch when I referred to harrison as my son just now, even though you are kyle’s mother.

Diane: Well, from what I’ve observed, harrison has two fathers who love him. He’s a lucky boy. But what I want to know is what you’ve done to become the most hated man in genoa city.

Ashland: Oh, now, don’t limit me to genoa city. I am the most hated man wherever I go. I’m very proud of that.

Diane: [ Laughs ] Alright. I’ll share my dirty laundry if you share yours.

Ashland: Well, I suppose you’re gonna find out anyway. At least this way, I get to, uh, control the narrative.

[ Clears throat ] Brace yourself. Listen, I’m done settling. Because this is my secret.

Phyllis: Our perfect picnic trampled on by diane. Or should I call her “dee-dee”?

[ High-pitched voice ] Dee-dee! Ugh, she’s like a mosquito that you want to swat away, but you can’T. She and ashland locke, by the way, are perfect for each other. They’re cut from the same cloth.

Jack: I had a great time. And I’m not gonna let anything or anyone ruin my memory of the day.

Phyllis: Diane ruins everything.

Jack: Listen to me. Let’s go back to where we were — celebrating our family reunion, celebrating us. Hey, look, the hotel is doing great. Jabot is doing great. Our kids are doing great.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Jack: Let’s enjoy that blessing.

Phyllis: Okay. Okay. I agree. And you know what I hope? I hope that ashland locke is finally diane’s undoing.

Diane: Wow. When we started this whole “who has more to be ashamed of” contest, I was worried that I’d win by a mile, but I don’t know. From my calculations, I think it’s a draw.

Ashland: So, does this change your opinion of me as to whether or not I’m qualified to be a good father?

Diane: Oh, who am I to judge? I mean, I just told you that i essentially abandoned my son.

Ashland: You do realize what this means, right? Right now, we are in a very rare judgment-free zone.

Diane: Yes. We’re both equally guilty… but both equally searching for redemption.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I just — I — I hate the possibility that this could turn into a nasty legal battle with harrison at the center of it. That boy is the only source of love and light in my life right now. I — he’s the only person that still looks at me as if I hung the moon. And the idea that he would find out something about me that would change the way he thinks about me — I just —

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Diane: I know. I’ve been there.

[ Chuckles ] Kyle and I were so close when he was young. And I truly believe that what i did was to protect him. And I know now how terribly wrong I was. But seeing the conflict in kyle’s eyes and — and knowing the pain I put him through as a child…guts me.

[ Voice breaking ] You know, the only good thing about pretending to be dead is that I wasn’t here to witness the aftermath of ripping his heart to shreds.

Ashland: But, see, that’s exactly — exactly why I want to stay here and fight for my right to see harrison. Because I want him to know that I would never turn my back on him. He will always be a part of my life, and — and my love for him is real. And think about this. Think about what it would do to him, think about what he would think if I were to suddenly just disappear from his life entirely with no explanation whatsoever.

Diane: Well, there’s no easy solution for either of us. And if we stay, we have to be willing to bear the slings and arrows.

[ Sighs ] But I won’t take jack’s warning lightly. I wouldn’t want to do anything that would jeopardize my chances with kyle. So, ashland, I feel for you. And I’m sorry. But if you’re hoping I’ll plead your case, I — I can’T.

Ashland: I understand. This is my battle. And, um…whatever it costs, harrison is worth it.

Summer: Tell me everything. Are we any closer to getting jabot to acquire marchetti?

Kyle: Well, I talked to our financial team and got a clearer picture of the ramifications. I think we’re gonna make a full presentation to my dad.

Summer: That’s great news.

Kyle: What did victor want? Oh, let me guess. He summoned you to give you another earful about my mother.

Summer: It was about ashland and harrison. My grandfather thinks that we should consider taking immediate legal action against locke to restrict his access to harrison. He even has michael baldwin on board to make that happen.

Kyle: Yeah, well, victor’s got a point. Now that we’re hoping to move back to genoa city, I don’t want ashland to have any influence over harrison.

Summer: So he needs to be stopped.

Kyle: No, it’s not that simple. Harrison loves the guy. And we don’t want to take any action that could harm our little boy down the road. We have to handle this situation very carefully

Summer: Of course. We need to be sensitive to harrison’s needs, and removing locke from his life might cause some confusion initially, but the older harrison gets, the harder this change is going to be. I promise you we will explain it to him in the most loving and caring way possible, but ashland is heartless and manipulative. We can’t allow him to be in harrison’s life or to have any influence over him. We need to stop him…now.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

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Jack: Just to be very clear, I want this to happen, too, very much.

Phyllis: Okay.

Jack: But I also think we should take it day-to-day and try to just stay in sync.

Phyllis: Well, if you have any doubt about my feelings, maybe we should talk about that. You know, maybe we should, you know, get in sync right now, if you have the time.

Jack: Oh, I could make the time.

Phyllis: Okay.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ]

Jack: It’s kyle. Hold on.

Phyllis: Oh.

Jack: He wants to meet.

Phyllis: Oh. Alright, well, another time.

Jack: Count on it.

Phyllis: Alright. Does kyle want to talk about business or diane?

Jack: Not sure.

Phyllis: Mm. Well, I hope he comes to his senses real soon. I’m not sure if that’s gonna happen now that diane has made it clear that her staying in town is a really great idea.

Jack: It’s gonna be between the two of them.

Phyllis: Okay, well, I’m worried about him. I’m worried, you know, if he goes down this path with diane, he’s going to get hurt. I don’t want to see him hurt. Do you want to see him hurt?

Jack: No.

Phyllis: I know you want to protect him.

Jack: Of course I do.

Phyllis: Good.

Jack: And I’ve made my feelings very clear to him. But I don’t think it would be helpful for me to try to influence him one way or the other. So I’m not going to.

Phyllis: Well, I know you’re not going to. But someone has to.

Summer: Oh. Hey. I am so glad that I ran into you. I told chelsea, but I haven’t gotten a chance to tell you how amazing mariah and tessa’s wedding dresses were.

Chloe: Thank you. Though chelsea should get most of the credit. But, you know, I do consider myself, you know, a genius whisperer.

Summer: [ Chuckles ] It’s an important skill to have when you work in fashion.

Chloe: I know, right? I mean, but they really need people like you and me to keep their, you know, creative juices flowing.

Summer: It’s my top priority as creative director at marchetti. Artists can be a handful.

Chloe: Yeah, I know what you’re saying. But, you know, it’s kind of worth it. Well, most of the time.

Chelsea: Is everything okay with you and chelsea?

Chloe: Mm, yes, could not be better. In fact, I’ve really got to get going. I’m late for a meeting with her.

Summer: It was great to talk to you.

Chloe: You too. Talk soon.

Adam: Well, one of the worst things about victoria returning to work and nikki being installed as co-ceo is that the streaming deal that I pitched to dad has completely gone by the wayside. He and nikki are too focused on propping up their little girl that they have let business suffer. It’s a huge missed opportunity.

Sally: Well, maybe there’s a way that newman media can salvage at least part of the project.

Adam: Well, what did you have in mind?

Sally: Well, instead of creating a giant streamer, like we planned, to compete with the big guys, we execute a more surgical strike. We launch a niche platform targeted towards a very particular demographic, and we do that specific content better than the big guys and we build an audience that way.

Adam: That could be interesting. I like that you’re always thinking.

Sally: You keep up okay. I know that you’re frustrated that our plan to reunite victoria and ashland has been put on hold while victoria’s off on her little spa holiday with nikki, but it is just temporary.

Chelsea: I can’t believe you’re not here and you’re not answering your phone. Chloe, I waited outside for 20 minutes. This meeting was on the schedule, and what’s worse is i got a call this morning that the fabric delivery is gonna be late. So we need to figure out what to do. Okay? Call me.

Adam: Is everything alright?

Diane: Aww, it is so fun watching harrison play in the backyard. And he’s really good with other kids.

Kyle: Yeah, he’s a social little guy. He’s been great at making friends in italy, but I can tell he misses some of his buddies from when we used to live here. Which is why I invited max and his mom over for a playdate.

Diane: Well, max is pretty cute, too.

Kyle: And his mom is great. She’ll keep them entertained in the back for a while. It’s nice to have someone around you can trust with your kid.

Diane: Yeah, trust — trust is important, for sure.

Kyle: Hey, thanks for not pushing things with harrison. I know we haven’t talked about it directly — what you will be to him — but to be honest, I’m not sure.

Diane: It’s okay. We have time to figure it out. All harrison needs to know right now is that I want to spend more time with him and his father. And we’ll just take it from there.

Kyle: Sounds good.

Diane: Yeah.

Kyle: Thanks.

Diane: I will take my cues from you and go whatever pace you’re comfortable with.

Jack: Hello, everyone. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised to find you here.

Diane: Well, in case you’re wondering, I didn’t barge in, i was invited.

Kyle: That’s true. There’s something I want to talk to you about. My mother will be staying in town for a little while longer.

Diane: I’m guessing he’s already heard that news.

Phyllis: Oh, I love this. I love that I can just call you and meet for coffee.

Summer: It’s so nice, isn’t it?

Phyllis: It is. You know what’s so funny? Jack got a text from kyle to meet him at the house.

Summer: Ah, I see.

Phyllis: You see what?

Summer: That’s the real reason you wanted to meet.

Phyllis: I have no idea what you mean.

Summer: Kyle told me that you overheard his conversation with diane, so you know that she’s staying in town. He said that you looked pretty upset about it.

Phyllis: Did he? Oh. Yeah, well, I mean, that whole thing was surprising.

Summer: And?

Phyllis: And what? Nothing.

Summer: I know that that’s not everything you want to say, so just go ahead and get it out.

Phyllis: Okay, I’ll get it out. I’m impressed with you, that you’re just sitting back and allowing kyle to go through all the pain and suffering of realizing that his mother is the worst human being on the planet. It’s very patient and mature of you.

Summer: That’s it?

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. And, you know, it’s so funny ’cause jack is taking the same stance. He doesn’t want to influence kyle. He wants him, you know, to realize for himself that his mother will only cause him a bunch of pain and — and, you know, he just wants to stand back and do nothing.

Summer: So what — what’s your point?

Phyllis: My point is do something. Do something about it, summer. Really. Can you please convince your husband to put his wife and his family first and get this woman out of town? Who do you think you are, taking up space?

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Chelsea: Everything’s great. I just seem to have terrible timing today.

Adam: Well, I hope it all gets straightened out. We just wanted to make sure you were alright.

Chelsea: Although I’m sure some people would love for something to be wrong with me.

Sally: You know what? I am getting sick and tired of the baseless accusations that you continually sling my way.

Chelsea: Oh, well, you expect me to believe that you actually care about my wellbeing?

Adam: Nobody’s wishing harm on you, chelsea. Not sally, not me.

Chelsea: Well, she’s not gonna say it out loud. Sally’s too smart for that, especially in front of the man who handed her a corporate desk job where she can stand in judgment over all the people doing the hard work, actually creating something day in, day out.

Sally: Excuse me, my role is very creative.

Adam: Sally, sally. Where is this coming from?

Chloe: Hey, guys. Sorry, I just — you know, phone died. My fault.

Jack: Yes, phyllis did fill me in on the conversation she overheard.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Of course she did.

Kyle: Yeah, my mother and i talked about it, and I asked her to stay for a while, so i offered to put her up at another hotel.

Jack: When I got your text, i assumed we would be talking about your relationship with your mother and how it might look moving forward.

Diane: Meaning you’d like me to leave so you can say how you really feel?

Jack: You can trust me. I have been very careful in my conversations with kyle about you. Careful not to influence him in any way, and I would appreciate the same courtesy from you.

Diane: I believe you, but phyllis, on the other hand, has made her motives crystal clear. She kicked me out of the grand phoenix, hoping I’d leave town. I assume that’s what you were hoping, too.

Jack: Phyllis acted completely on her own.

Diane: I — I apologize. I — I just figured you were in on it.

Jack: Well, if this is the way you want to move forward, fine. I would just counsel you one thing — be careful. There’s no turning back from this.

Summer: Grandpa already gave me the exact same speech about how to handle diane. But that’s just not the way that kyle and I work. I mean, I don’t know what you guys expect me to do. Issue him an ultimatum? ‘Cause that’s not gonna happen.

Phyllis: No, I’m not saying that. He respects you. Kyle listens to you. You say hanging around with diane is a mistake, and he will listen.

Summer: I don’t trust diane either, but I’m not entirely certain that him getting to know her again, the person that she is now, is such a bad idea. I mean, I know firsthand how important it is to have your mother in your life. When you were in the hospital for all of those years and i wasn’t sure if you were gonna regain consciousness, I felt so lost.

Phyllis: Okay, okay. That wasn’t my fault. I would’ve never decided to be separated from you, summer. No good mother, no decent human being in the world would choose to be separated from their son and make their son believe that they are dead.

Summer: All I am saying is that some old wounds can be healed. I mean, take dina and jack, for example. After they reunited after all of that time, and that time that he had with her ended up being so precious to him.

Phyllis: Listen to your defense of diane. This is amazing. And every scenario you’re coming up with to defend diane is about somebody else. What she did was inexcusable.

Summer: But you supported jack in reconnecting with dina, did you not?

Phyllis: Yes, that’s completely different, summer.

Summer: How is it different?

Phyllis: I’ll explain to you. Dina was at the end of her days. She couldn’t have hurt jack any more than she already had. Diane, on the other hand, is in the prime of her miserable life. Come on. Kyle is so emotional about this. He’s fixated on what could’ve been and what — what maybe she could be and what he wants her to be. It’s blinding him to see who she really is.

Summer: Okay, let’s just say you are 100% right about diane. What’s the worst that she could do? I mean, kyle is an adult. It’s not like she can move him away from the abbotts.

Phyllis: Okay, she would not remove him physically. She would do it emotionally.

Summer: How would she do that?

Phyllis: Here’s one — ashley. By the way, ashley is the only person in the abbott clan who’s not going along with this, you know, neutral, phony stance. Thank god. But ashley, she says something bad about diane, kyle sides with diane, there it is. There’s a rift in the family.

Summer: That’s all you’ve got. One hypothetical scenario.

Phyllis: Okay, summer, let me tell you something. Your husband will be dragged into defending this woman time and time again. That will separate him from this entire town. There is a reason why no one wants her here. There is a reason why everyone hates diane.

Summer: [ Sighs ] I’m starting to think that this is not so much about your concern for kyle, and it’s more about you and your hatred for diane. Pre-rinsing your dishes?

Diane: One thing you and everyone else may be overlooking is that all this opposition might backfire. Instead of driving a wedge between kyle and me, we could end up feeling ganged up on.

Jack: Is that your way of telling us when you feel your back is against the wall, that you tend to lash out?

Diane: No, jack, it’s just a suggestion that you ease up. As for the substance of your concerns, that I’m not being truthful, you are thoroughly mistaken. I have been nothing but open and honest with kyle, as I feel he’s been with me. And that’s the only way we’re going to have a meaningful relationship, which is the sole reason I’m staying.

Kyle: Yeah, maybe you’d like to settle in at the club. Your bags are there, and your tab is set up.

Diane: You know what? That sounds wonderful. In fact, I think I’d like to spend a little time in the gym on the bike.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you for letting me visit with harrison. I’ll — I’ll see you soon. Oh, I just had a thought. Maybe harrison can call me “dee-dee”? It’s easy to say, and it doesn’t have to mean anything significant.

Kyle: I like it. A lot.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Okay.

Phyllis: I’ll own that, sure. I hate diane. I hate her. Nobody’s here, okay? Don’t worry. But by the way, virtually everyone else in town hates her, too.

Summer: That’s not exactly true. Kyle doesn’t hate diane, and he is the one that matters here.

Phyllis: Okay. Your husband is really smart. I believe that. And I believe that he is still trying to deal with all his feelings of, you know, his mother coming back from the dead and all the feelings he had losing her when he was a little boy. I believe that. And he has a million “what ifs” going on in — in his head.

Summer: Yeah, and my hope is that more time with her is gonna answer all of his questions.

Phyllis: I know diane. And I know she’s been plotting and planning this for a really, really long time. She is capitalizing on his emotions. She is manipulating him. Please do not underestimate what she will do to your husband. Please, please do not underestimate what she will do to your marriage.

Summer: Diane is not going to affect my marriage. Make no mistake about that. I will make sure of it. But [Sighs] For kyle’s sake, I have to stand back and let this play out.

Phyllis: I don’t think you’re doing the right thing.

Summer: Mom, this is my husband. You’re not gonna change my position on this, okay?

Phyllis: Okay. I have nothing more to say.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Okay. We’re not through. I have something important that I want to discuss with you.

Chloe: Um, yeah, kevin and i got our signals crossed about picking up miles for a playdate, and then my phone died. And I’m sorry, I really didn’t mean to leave you hanging.

Chelsea: Yeah, well, luckily, these two wasted a little bit of my time while I was waiting.

Sally: Some might say you wasted ours.

Chloe: Okay, well, we have a lot of work to get to, so let’s get right to it.

Adam: She is so on edge.

Sally: You think? Geez. I know I probably shouldn’t have gotten into it with her, but i just cannot let anyone talk to me like that.

Adam: No, I — I know.

Sally: I wonder if they’re having trouble with the new fashion line or something.

Adam: Well, I actually hope that it’s work-related. ‘Cause her mood and her reaction to you, whatever else is going on, I’ve seen this before. It’s a sign of something that i worry that is much deeper than just a bad day at the office. Entresto is the number one heart failure brand

Chelsea: Our fabric delivery is gonna be two weeks late.

Chloe: That shouldn’t affect our delivery date because i built in some wiggle room into the schedule to account for things just like this.

Chelsea: I’m sick of suffering the consequences for other people’s mistakes.

Chloe: Okay, so how about i just give them a call and see if I can negotiate a discount?

Chelsea: That’s not the point.

Chloe: Um, are you okay? Because if you can’t handle this, I can handle the details if you don’t have the bandwidth.

Chelsea: No, I’m fine. I just — if I seem on edge, i just — I haven’t been sleeping well.

[ Sighs ] Every time I try to go to bed, my mind just spins and I can’t seem to make it stop.

Chloe: And that’s totally normal. And as the fashion line gets closer to becoming a reality, I’m sure all of the ideas are going to start flowing faster. Look, you are the creative genius half of our partnership, so let me deal with the details and you focus on what you do best.

Chelsea: There’s just been a lot going on. I mean, we thought we had a stable home for the line until victoria decided to drop us for no reason.

Chloe: Yeah, but I — I think that we found a new home and i think that that situation with lauren is so much better.

Chelsea: Do you know I heard victoria is on some european spa vacation? A man is dead because of her, yet she needs champagne and macaroons? It makes me sick.

Jack: Diane is still diane, kyle. What she just did is a perfect example. She framed the whole thing as the two of you against the world, thereby minimizing the justifiable concerns of people she’s hurt, people who are understandably wary, have about her. Look, I promised you I would support you in whatever decision you made about your mother, but I can’t turn a blind eye to what she’s doing. Insinuating herself in your life, taking liberties that —

Kyle: I agree. But she is still my mom. And we were a team for most of my childhood, until we weren’T. Look, I believe her when she says she was broken back then. She was desperate and she did some things she’s ashamed of but fully intends to do better.

Jack: Kyle, I thought this was going to be a trial period, where you spend some time with her, get to know her better before you let her all the way into your life. It sounds like you’ve already done that. It’s already happened.

Kyle: I just wish you and the rest of the family would take a deep breath and keep an open mind. If I have seen enough to be willing to give her this opening, why can’t you? Look, obviously, I can’t force you to, but I’m hoping you will at least try. For my sake.

Jack: I will do my very best.

Kyle: Thank you.

Jack: The good thing in all of this is it sounds like you’re gonna be sticking around for a while.

Kyle: That’s what I want to talk to you about. Summer and I are thinking about moving back to genoa city with harrison.

Jack: Really? That would be — wait, wait, what about summer’s career? What a– would she have to leave marchetti?

Kyle: There may be a way to do it without summer having to give up anything.

Summer: Marchetti is in trouble.

Phyllis: How?

Summer: Angelina is burning out. She assembled an entire team of junior designers so that nobody could challenge her, and I just found out that the company is dangerously overextended financially.

Phyllis: I can’t believe that they’re not doing well.

Summer: Yeah, it was a huge shock to me, as well. But then I realized…

Kyle: This is an opportunity. A fashion house with the kind of cachet and brand recognition marchetti brings to the table. The place needs new leadership and a solid financial plan for the future, but…jabot can give that to them.

Jack: Wait, you want jabot to buy marchetti?

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Kyle: I have done the preliminary analysis, crunched the numbers. Marchetti does have a lot of debt, but a substantial amount of liquidity, which would provide us a significant boost in tax benefits. Look, you and I both know a deal like this hinges on more than just the financials, but the intangibles, and we have someone who knows every facet of the company, who’s passionate about keeping the vision alive while looking to the future. Summer’s ready to take this on.

Jack: You know I would love to have your family back here. I have missed the three of you like crazy, and I would love to work side-by-side with you again. But from a business standpoint, this gets complicated pretty fast. We made a conscious decision not long ago to step away from fashion and focus on our core business — cosmetics, the thing we built our company on. This would be a complete about-face.

Kyle: I get that. But this reminds me of something that you taught me — always be prepared when a big opportunity presents itself.

Jack: Believe me, I’m intrigued. I do have to ask one thing. How much does diane’s return factor into this decision?

Kyle: Honestly, not at all.

Phyllis: That’s an amazing idea.

Summer: If we were to bring marchetti into jabot’s fold, we would need an injection of creative talent, but jabot could provide the capital needed to get it out from this financial mess.

Phyllis: Summer, this is incredible for you. I mean, saving, essentially, the company that you’ve loved for so long and building its future, and then kyle can — he could do the deal for jabot since he’s living in milan.

Summer: That’s the best part. If we do this, we want to bring marchetti’s operations to genoa city.

Phyllis: Wait, does that — what does that mean?

Summer: It means that kyle, harrison, and I would be moving back here full time.

Phyllis: Oh, my gosh. Really? Wow! I mean, you know there’s nothing more that I would like than to have you by my side here all the time. I-I-I have one issue.

Chloe: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with victoria taking a trip. Frankly, I would love to get away. Between the stress of the new line and the kids, I could really use a break. You know, why don’t I get kevin on dad duty and you and I slip away for a quick trip to new york?

Chelsea: Just stop.

Chloe: What? It would be so fun. Come on, we could use it as an excuse for research for the new collection, and then we can get plenty of spa time in.

Chelsea: I don’t think so.

Chloe: Why not?

Chelsea: Because I don’t want a girls’ trip. And I don’t need you babysitting me.

Chloe: Okay, I think you misunderstood me. I — I wasn’t talking about babysitting you.

Chelsea: No, I think you were. I think you were patronizing me. And now you’re just flat-out lying to me, chloe. I’m not stupid.

Chloe: [ Sighs ] Okay. Um…[ Clears throat ] Excuse me.

[ Speaks indistinctly ]

Adam: How long has she been like this, chloe?

Chloe: [ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Diane: [ Chuckles ] What a nice surprise. Whenever I answer my door lately, I’m braced for an onslaught. I’m glad it’s you.

Jack: Not sure you’re gonna feel that way after you hear what I have to say. The world is full of make or break moments.

Adam: Are you worried about chelsea’s mental state?

Chloe: What? I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Adam: What do you — she just blew up at you and she stormed out of here.

Chloe: What are you talking about? I — look, you have no context to whatever accusations you’re making.

Adam: Okay. You don’t have to talk to me like I’m the enemy, okay? I’ve lived through this with her, and I know what the signs are. I share a son with her. I am concerned, and I’m asking for connor’s sake, because this could affect our son. I just want to make sure that my son is okay.

Chloe: Chelsea is a great mom. No matter what else is going on, you do not have to worry about connor.

Adam: Okay, so something is wrong.

Chloe: [ Sighs ] I think that rey’s death has really affected her. And she has invested more time into their friendship than she would like to admit. And then he was suddenly ripped out of her life.

Adam: Well, I know how much she and connor were affected by that, but my son seems to be coming to terms with that, so i didn’t realize that chelsea was still struggling or how much rey meant to her.

Chloe: I think that his forgiveness gave her the courage to come back to town, face everyone, and move forward.

Adam: So is losing him going to set her back?

Chloe: She’s rattled. There is nothing for you to worry about. I think she’s just a little angry at the world right now.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Ugh!

Kyle: Chelsea. Are you okay?

Chelsea: Hey. Yeah, yeah, I’m fine. I’m just —

[ Sighs ] I’m just dealing with some issues at work. You know how it is.

Kyle: I do. Are you sure nothing’s wrong?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] You know, everyone keeps asking me that today.

[ Chuckles ] Maybe chloe was right. Maybe — maybe I do need a spa day.

Kyle: Or you could just tell me what’s really going on.

Summer: Diane has nothing to do with this, I promise you. Kyle enjoyed living in milan, but I was the driving force for us being there. It was my dream opportunity, and he went along with it because he is a loving and supportive partner, but I’ve come to realize that there was a lot that I was missing living so far away. Like getting to talk to you whenever I needed. And not on video chat.

Phyllis: Yeah. That’s a good answer. I’m just really scared to wrap my head around all of this, that’s all. I missed you so much. I missed you so much, summer. I don’t ever want to let you go, okay?

Summer: That’s okay with me.

Phyllis: Okay. [ Chuckles ]

Jack: I need to be clear with you about something. I have decided to support kyle’s decision to let you back into his life. Hoping with everything in me that you are the changed woman you claim to be. Because your absence left a void in his life, one I want my son to fill with love and kindness and nurturing commitment and connection that he has been missing from the mother he thought he lost.

Diane: Thank you.

Jack: If it turns out that you are lying, if it turns out that you have some secret ulterior motive, I swear, diane, I will make you regret ever coming back here.

Diane: Jack…I give you my solemn word that I will never hurt our son again. And if I did, you would have every right to bring hell raining down on me, and I’m — I’m sure there are a lot of people in this town who would be eager to join you.

Jack: I think we both know phyllis would be at the top of that list.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Yes, but that being said, I — i can’t keep tying myself up in knots all the time, worrying about what people think. My goal is to rebuild my relationship with kyle and enjoy the company of my grandson. And in the process, I hope you’ll see I am sincere and maybe even someone that you could trust eventually. Jack, if you could accept that kyle and I might be good for each other, I think it would ease your mind and it might even bring you some happiness. Because I know all too well what it feels like to be lonely and uncertain about your life.

Jack: I don’t know where that came from. My life is in a good place, professionally and personally.

Diane: Then this is a case where I’m glad I’m wrong.

Jack: Well, I — I said what I came to say. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Sally: So did chloe give you any more insight on what’s going on with chelsea?

Adam: Apparently, chelsea had grown more attached to rey than anyone realized.

Sally: Huh. I — I still find it remarkable that he was able to forgive her for poisoning him, and then on top of that, actually become her friend. I think that says a lot about the kind of guy that rey was, and I guess it makes sense that losing him so suddenly and tragically would hit her so hard.

Adam: Well, maybe that’s all it is. I hope so. Anyway, we have our own issues to discuss.

Sally: So we are back to business?

Adam: Mm-hmm, yes, there’s still a power vacuum that i haven’t been able to take advantage of, and my idea to distract victor from running ashland out of town did not work out like I hoped. Mm-hmm.

Sally: Your mind is still on chelsea.

Adam: Just I get the feeling that whatever’s going on with her is more than just grieving a friend.

Chelsea: Thank you for checking on me. I appreciate it. But really, I’m — I’m fine. I just, um… I overreacted about something at work, that’s all. My career is really important to me, and sometimes I take things too personally when I should just let them go. I suppose I should also learn not to stress-cry in public places.

Kyle: It happens to the best of us.

Chelsea: Oh, really? You stress-cry?

Kyle: I may have teared up once or twice.

Chelsea: I don’t believe you.

Kyle: I always made it to someplace private first.

Chelsea: Well, good for you.

Kyle: Mm.

Chelsea: Well, thank you for the kind words.

Kyle: Do you need anything?

Chelsea: No, I’m good.

Kyle: Okay. Say it one more time like you mean it, and then I’ll go.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I’m better now, I swear.

Kyle: Okay. I’m going.

Phyllis: Hey.

Jack: Hey, there.

Phyllis: How was your meeting with kyle?

Jack: It was okay.

Phyllis: Oh.

Jack: Summer maybe fill you in already?

Phyllis: She did. You’re talking about buying marchetti and bringing it to genoa city, yeah. She — she told me. Oh, it’s amazing.

Jack: What do you really think?

Phyllis: Well, I really think it’s great. I do. I mean, I’m over the moon with the thought of my daughter being close to me again. It’s coincidental.

Jack: You’re not at all worried, then, that diane will see this as a reason to say.

Phyllis: Well, that won’t happen. That can’t happen.

Jack: Well, I hope not. But I should tell you, when i got there to see my son, you’ll never guess who was there, visiting harrison, acting like she belonged there, like she was already part of the family. She even had a nickname that harrison could call her.

Phyllis: No.

Jack: Dee-dee.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Diane went away once. She needs to go away again.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Things are going better than i thought. You’re going to be spending lots of time with your dee-dee.

[ Chuckles ]

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Phyllis: Do you really think that I would plan us getting off of the elevator when diane arrived at the hotel?

Jack: I just don’t get it. Are you trying to impress her? You making your territory?

Ashland: I just hope you know how sorry I am about rey.

Sharon: Whatever it is that you were about to say, you can save it. I actually have a few things that I want to say to you.

Victor: I want you to talk to kyle, ask him to restrict home visitation rights between harrison and ashland locke. I want to sever all ties completely.

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Diane: You just missed your charming wife and daughter.

Victor: I heard their voices. I saw them leave. You know that my family and everyone else in this town doesn’t want you here. They remember the havoc you’ve caused. They despise you.

Diane: Oh, well. I used to let the haters get me down, but no more. There’s only one person whose opinion I care about, and that’s my son’S.

Victor: I bet your son remembers that you abandoned him. He’s a smart boy. He won’t forget.

Diane: Well, think what you like, victor. I’ll be taking my cues from him. Not even you and your famous glare can intimidate me into leaving before kyle tells me what he wants.

Victor: You’re making a dangerous choice.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Maybe I am. You know, I — I may have faked my death, but none of you were faking your hostility towards me. That’s why I ran away, why i became afraid. But giving in to that fear cost me this relationship with my son. I’m stronger now, and I’ve learned what matters and earning kyle’s forgiveness is worth anything that you can put me through.

Victor: You stick around and spend a lot of time with your son, and he will realize what we’ve all known for years. You’re an incompetent mother. You’re a narcissist. You’re too selfish. He’ll learn. You will never change.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Hey, stranger.

Chance: Wow, billy. It has been a while.

Billy: It’s been a long time. How you been? I’m actually — I’m glad I ran into you.

Chance: Yeah, what’s up?

Billy: Well, I’ve meant to reach out to you and tell you just how sorry I was to hear about rey.

Chance: I appreciate that, man. Thank you.

Billy: I’m sure it’s not easy to lose your partner, especially after the year that you’ve had.

Chance: Yeah, yeah, miss him every day. Everyone does. It’s a void you can’t fill, but you got to do your best, right?

Billy: I’m sure you will.

Chance: So word on the street is you are gonna help run chancellor now. Coo, man. Congrats.

Billy: Yeah, man. Absolutely. Appreciate that.

Chance: Hey, that’s great, and not just for you, but for jill, too. You know, she can start to enjoy life a little bit more.

Billy: Yeah, speaking of my mother enjoying life, tell me she sent you that ridiculous video of her in bora bora learning how to blow out of that conch shell.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] Classic, right?

Billy: Yeah. Well, that’s my mother. But business is good. Merger’s going well. Lily’s cooking up some exciting things with her brother.

Chance: Good, good to hear. Yeah, I bet devon’s a good guy to work with. We’ve gotten to know him a lot better lately.

Abby: Look at you, snoozing away. I’d wake you up, but I know I’d regret it. But you sure are missing a beautiful day.

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: Two of my favorite people. How you doing?

Abby: How are you?

Devon: I’m good. How you doing?

Abby: I’m good.

Devon: You guys out for a little stroll in the park?

Abby: Yes, but he slept most of the way.

Devon: I see that.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Has he been feeling okay? He looks like he’s a little pale.

Abby: Oh, it’s just the sunscreen. I lathered him up before we left the house.

Devon: I see.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: I’m sorry for worrying you for no reason. Just don’t listen to anything I’m saying.

Abby: No worries. I know it comes from love.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Jack: What brings you by, ashland?

Ashland: Well, I was hoping to — to see harrison.

Jack: I would have to get summer and kyle’s permission in order to allow that. They’re not here. But I guess you knew that. You came anyway, hoping you would get around their decision to block your access to harrison. A decision I happen to agree with.

Ashland: Okay, okay. Summer and kyle are young and headstrong. And they seem to be forgetting that we have a legally binding agreement.

Jack: No judge in this town would consider you a good influence on a child.

Ashland: Is that a challenge? Are you really saying to me right now that I need to go to a judge and get a court order to see my own son?

Jack: Yes, I’m suggesting exactly that.

Ashland: Okay.

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Chance: Well, billy, I got to head out of here. It was good seeing you.

Billy: Yeah, you too. We’ll catch up soon. We’ll grab a beer or something.

Chance: Absolutely.

Billy: Okay, see you.

Chance: Oh, you know what? Before I go, I just listened to your podcast, the one on insecurity. It was good, man. Really hit home.

Billy: You know what? Don’t be like that. Don’t be pulling my leg like that.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] I’m not, man. It was good. I liked it.

Billy: Well, thank you. I appreciate that. What do you know about insecurity anyway? What are you doing listening to a podcast about that? You’re like a superhero. You’re larger than life.

Chance: Well, you know, i haven’t talked to too many people about this, besides abby, but adjusting to civilian life after spain wasn’t easy. You know, I’m working through it and I’m all good, but just goes to show you, no one is immune to self-doubt. Keep it up.

Victor: How wonderful to see you. Hi, sweetheart. Nice to see you. Kyle.

Kyle: Shame nikki couldn’t join us.

Victor: Well, you know, she and victoria went on vacation to get away from all this madness involving ashland.

Summer: Jack filled us in, and I spoke to victoria briefly. It’s sickening the way that he lied to her.

Kyle: Yeah, we ran into ashland, too. Made it clear we didn’t want him around.

Victor: You did the right thing, I assure you. Anyway, let’s talk about more pleasant things. How’s your boy?

Summer: [ Chuckles ] He is the cutest, sweetest little boy in either hemisphere.

Victor: In either?

Summer: Yes.

Victor: I see.

Summer: He’s got these little knights that he’s always sending into battle. I think that he’s gonna be a natural at chess.

Victor: Oh, well, in that case, send him over to the ranch. Just the right age to learn chess, you know.

Summer: Thank you.

Victor: And I bet you, being bright and curious as he is, he’ll learn quickly.

Summer: We will.

Victor: You bet. So I just saw your mother. She told me that she hadn’t left town because she was waiting for you to tell her what to do.

Kyle: Finding out she was alive was a bit of a shock. I’ve been sorting through a lot.

Victor: Yeah. I remember, sadly…when she abandoned you.

Kyle: I mean, is what she did infuriating and hurtful? Of course, but we only get one mother. I mean, I don’t know if I’m prepared to cut her out of my life before I try to give her a chance to redeem herself.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Work. I’ve got to take this call. Would you please excuse me?

Victor: You bet. Nice to see you, kyle. So what do you think about diane jenkins being back in town? You know, she, um…she angered a lot of people. And she traumatized kyle when he was a boy — you know that.

Summer: You can’t tell me anything about diane that i haven’t heard already from my mother.

Victor: I bet. There’s one thing phyllis and i have always agreed on — diane jenkins is a very dangerous woman, you know. And she hasn’t changed. She’s gonna cause a lot of people a lot of trouble. And I want you to make sure that you make kyle aware of that. He must not forget what happened.

Diane: Thank you. Oh, wow. Looks like your day isn’t going any better than mine.

Ashland: Yeah, well, I just came from jack’s place, and he is siding with kyle and summer and not letting me see harrison.

Diane: The abbotts do have a tendency to circle the wagons.

Ashland: Yeah. I — it floors me that they think that they have to protect harrison from me, right? I mean, I have loved that child since he took his first breath, and they’re acting like finding out that I’m not his biological father will make him forget that somehow.

Diane: I’ve met harrison. I have no doubt that he was surrounded by love from day one. You can tell by his sweet, trusting nature.

Phyllis: Oh, look at this. Of course you two would find each other. Game recognizes lying, cheating game, am I right?

Devon: What are you looking, dominic? What is that? You looking at that cloud right there? Looks like a flamingo, huh?

Abby: I have to see if I can get him to make this expression. He does it and he looks so much like you.

Devon: Does he really?

Abby: Yes.

Devon: I want to see. What expression is it?

Abby: Well, it’s when I play him that song “baby shark” — you know the song.

Devon: Oh, no, please don’t sing it. Do not sing it. I don’t need it stuck in my head all day.

Abby: Yes, that’s it, that’s the face that dominic makes.

Devon: He makes this one? I bet he does, ’cause he doesn’t want to hear it either. It’s like a form of child abuse. “Don’t play that for me, mommy.”

[ Both laugh ]

Abby: You know, if you had told me years ago that this is where we’d be today…

Devon: It’s crazy, huh?

Abby: Big time.

Devon: I know. It’s really great, though.

Abby: Yeah.

[ Both laugh ]

Nate: Now, that’s what I call a productive morning.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] You must be so proud planning this party, since it was your idea.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] But the merger was your idea, so you must be even more excited.

Lily: No, yeah, it’s been good. It’s been fun. And we did good work today, right? Well, anyway, I think we’ll wait for devon to get here before we finalize some things, and, oh, is elena coming to the party?

Nate: Not sure. That’s the downside of me not being at memorial. I can’t set her schedule anymore.

Lily: Yeah, it’s a bummer.

Nate: Yeah, she wants to be there. I got to say, elena’s been very supportive of my career change, even though it means we see less of each other.

Lily: No, I mean, that’s great. That’s important to have in a partner.

Nate: Yeah, you should know. Billy always seems to have your back.

Lily: Yeah, it’s been a godsend, for sure, having him by my side.

Imani: Hey. I didn’t expect to see the two of you here.

Lily: Hello. How are you?

Imani: I’m good. Was there a meeting scheduled or…?

Nate: Oh, only between lily, devon, and me.

Lily: We’re just finalizing details for the party.

Imani: Oh, well, you’ll be happy to know I’ve obtained the photography releases from all the various vips that’ll be attending.

Lily: Wow, that was fast. Thank you for staying on top of that.

Imani: Yeah, with my experience in the political world, it hardly took any time, so… for better or worse, politics is really all about brand management, so it’s — it translates easily.

Lily: Well, that’s funny, you and nate actually have that in common ’cause you both have skills in fields that seem unrelated, but they’re not.

Imani: Yeah, nate and I have all sorts of things in common.

[ Chuckles ] Well, if you’ll excuse me, i need some caffeine.

Lily: Yeah. Gosh, devon should be here by now. I wonder what’s keeping him.

Chance: Man, how you doing?

Devon: Good, man. Good to see you.

Abby: Hi.

Chance: Hi.

Abby: This is a nice surprise. I wasn’t expecting to see you here.

Chance: Yeah, well, I was at crimson lights when you texted me. I figured you could use one of those.

Abby: Well, thank you. That’s very sweet.

Chance: Absolutely. I’m sorry, man. If I had known you were here, i would’ve brought you something too.

Devon: Oh, no, please. I appreciate that. I’m actually headed there myself. I have a meeting that I’m probably late for now, so I’m gonna take off. Say goodbye, dominic. I love you, man. Don’t let mommy play that song for you, okay? Just cover your ears, whatever you do.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: I’ll see you guys.

Abby: Bye.

Chance: Yeah. Song?

Abby: You don’t even want to know.

Chance: I’ll take your word for it. Hey, buddy. How’s my big dude? How’s my big dude? Look at you. Hi.

Ashland: I was thinking about grabbing a cup of coffee at the restaurant. Do you want to join me?

Phyllis: She can’t join you. It’s almost checkout time. She needs to leave.

Diane: Thank you for the hourly reminders, phyllis. Very helpful.

Phyllis: On second thought, you know, go, have your coffee, enjoy yourself. I’ll just get a bellman to go to your room and throw your stuff on the sidewalk or throw it out the window. I don’t know, whatever works.

Diane: I’ll handle it myself.

[ Sighs ]

Ashland: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: I think I’ll have to decline your kind offer for coffee.

Ashland: Wow, okay. Another time.

Diane: Yeah. Well, I’m — I don’t know. As soon as I check out, I think I’m heading straight to the airport to fly back to los angeles. Unless I hear from kyle before then, which, sad to say, I don’t expect to.

Kyle: Hey. I didn’t mean to be gone so long.

Summer: Oh, grandpa said to tell you goodbye. He needed to be somewhere. He wasn’t upset or anything.

Kyle: Good.

Summer: So tell me about your call.

Kyle: I asked jabot’s cfo about our liquidity. Kept it very low-key.

Summer: With all the debt that marchetti’s carrying, it’s a big factor.

Kyle: The news is good. Not only is it possible to purchase the company, but it also makes sense tax-wise.

Summer: So you’re saying we have a winner?

Kyle: Financially, yes. Along with other obvious synergies.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Feels like everything is falling into place. We have a solid case to present to your dad for this acquisition, provided you still feel good about moving back home.

Kyle: I do. I’ve been thinking about what it means to have harrison grow up around grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, surrounded by love. I lost my granddad early on, and I didn’t get to know dina until it was almost too late.

Summer: It would be great for harrison to be surrounded by extended family. But that doesn’t have to include diane.

Kyle: I take it victor had something to say about that while I was on the phone.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: Look, I hate the position you’re in. Everyone pressuring you to pressure me.

Summer: I can handle it, and I’m not trying to sway your decision either way.

Kyle: No, I realize that.

Summer: I just want you to weigh all of the factors, just like we’re doing for this potential move back to genoa city.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I’m trying my best.

Summer: I can see how hopeful you are that harrison might be able to experience the best of diane without suffering the worst. But do you think that that’s possible? And is it worth the risk?

Kyle: Look, all I know is i need to make up my mind. It’s not fair to you or my mother to keep living in this limbo. I need to make a choice one way or the other and live with the consequences. No matter who you are,

Chance: Don’t you do —

[ Laughs ]

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Chance: Alright, dom. Look at that hand-eye coordination, man. Can you do it again? Throw to daddy.

Abby: Hey, stop! You cannot teach our son to behave that way. He’ll never be invited on play dates.

Chance: Oh, come on. We’re outside. We’re just feeding the birds, right? Besides, look at the arm on that kid. That is some natural athletic ability, my man.

Abby: Oh, well, he must get it from devon, ’cause he certainly does not get it from me.

[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to bring up any sensitive issues.

Chance: What? No. No, no, no, that’s just a fact, right? Devon’s his biological father. He inherited a whole lot of things from him, and probably gonna see that a lot more as he gets older. It’s fine.

Abby: Really?

Chance: Yeah. I mean, look, abby, I’m feeling a lot more confident in my role in his life, you know? Haven’t you noticed a difference in the way we interact? I mean, things just feel a little bit more easier, right? Much more natural.

Abby: Yeah, I had noticed, but I was hoping it wasn’t just wishful thinking. I’ve been praying that you guys would share the same emotional connection that I have with dominic.

Chance: I am, yeah. And I don’t know if it’s because of all the work I’m doing in therapy or it’s just happening naturally, but it is happening. I’m just very grateful that you’ve been so patient with me and you hung in there with me until it did.

Abby: Babe.

Chance: Mm.

Devon: Hey. Sorry I’m late.

Lily: Hi.

Devon: I apologize.

Lily: It’s alright.

Devon: You want to fill me in on what I missed?

Nate: Oh, well, lily and i spent the morning making plans for the launch event.

Lily: Yeah. I think we just need your input just to finalize some things, and that’s it.

Devon: Okay, cool. Where do we stand?

Lily: Phyllis sent menus. We narrowed it down to two.

Nate: We’ll need your input on the guest list, as well. But we’re looking good. Vips all confirmed. The governor has a conflict, but other than that, we’ve gotten all yeses.

Devon: That’s excellent.

Lily: I also sent you the overall budget for the party, too.

Devon: Okay.

Lily: And what else?

Nate: Programs. I pulled in some ad folks to help with copy. We should have mock-ups tomorrow.

Devon: That’s perfect. Sounds like you guys have everything under control.

Lily: Yeah, for sure. We’re definitely ahead of schedule. Which is great ’cause I can’t put off this meeting with jill any longer.

Devon: Is she coming to town?

Lily: No, she’s been traveling in the pacific, so I’m gonna meet her in san diego. Fly out tonight and be back as soon as possible.

Devon: Nice. Nice, give her my love when you see her.

Lily: I will.

Devon: So back to the event, what are you guys thinking in terms of music?

Lily: Oh, actually, nate had a great idea, if you want to share.

Nate: Thank you, lily. So instead of your standard band or deejay, I thought why not feature some of the newer artists from your record label. You know, make a real showcase out of it. The exposure would be phenome–

Devon: I’m gonna stop you for a second.

Nate: Problem?

Devon: Did you not think to run this by me before bringing it up to lily?

Lily: No, no, no, this came up spontaneously in our conversation. No, I mean, I think it’s a great idea. It’s a great way to promote our media and entertainment division.

Devon: I mean, yeah, it might be, but this is my area of expertise. This is part of the company that I handle, and there may be some drawbacks that you didn’t consider.

Nate: Well, I’m open to any and all feedback.

Devon: It’s okay, we don’t need to get into it right now. It’s fine. I know since you’re going out of town, we need to focus on finalizing the plans, so…

Nate: Well, I’m sorry if i overstepped, devon.

Devon: It’s not a big deal. It’s really not. We’re all new to working together, so it’s fine. You’re still learning.

Phyllis: Checking out? That’s your luggage?

Diane: Yes, would you like to go through it, make sure i didn’t steal a bathrobe?

Phyllis: No, we’ll just charge your card if anything’s missing.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Kyle: Taking off?

Diane: Oh, kyle. Yes, I’m just settling my bill with phyllis.

Kyle: Yeah, it’s probably for the best, putting some distance between the two of you.

Phyllis: The more distance, the better.

Kyle: Do you need help with your luggage? I can drive you to wherever you need to go. Where are you off to?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Could you excuse us? Honestly, kyle, that depends on you. If you need me to give you more space so you can think things through, then I’ll just head to the airport and go back to los angeles.

Kyle: That’s not what I want. Stay in genoa city, please.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Really?

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Lily: Okay, well, I think that’s everything, right?

Devon: Think so. I’ll give it all some thought while you’re away.

Lily: Okay, great. I’m gonna go back to the office and check on things, and then billy’s gonna cover for me tomorrow at the meeting and keep me posted, so…yeah. Alright.

Devon: Travel safe.

Lily: Thank you.

Devon: Love you.

Lily: Love you. See you guys soon.

Nate: Take care.

Lily: Bye.

Nate: Hey, devon, you want to stick around for a minute? Next round’s on me.

Devon: I can’t, man. I got to get to some meeting about accounting. There’s some issue going on.

Nate: Okay, need me to sit in?

Devon: No, no, I got it under control. It’s fine. You’ve been working hard. It’s a real nice day. You should get out and enjoy it.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Imani: Thought you could use a little pick-me-up.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: We newbies need to stick together.

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: Guess you heard me step in it earlier.

Imani: Uh, yeah, it’s happened to me more than once. I love my new job, so I’m eager to contribute, but then I’ll get a little look or a nudge from amanda, tapping the brakes, reining me in.

Nate: Hmm. I’ve got to learn about business. I never claimed otherwise.

Imani: Don’t get me wrong. I — I respect amanda’s accomplishments and I am so grateful to her as my mentor, and look, I know I would not have this job if it weren’t for her. But still, those moments of getting knocked down a few pegs, it could — it could take its toll on you.

Nate: Yeah, I hear you. We’ll figure it out, though. We both just started a bit behind the curve, that’s all.

Imani: You honestly think that’s all that it’s about? Because I don’T.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Whoa. Look at that. Time flies when you’re having fun, huh? My break’s about over. I’d better get out of here.

Abby: Well, thank you so much for the smoothie. That was very sweet.

Chance: Well, it’s my way of softening you up before i deliver bad news.

Abby: Mm, bad news? What is it?

Chance: I got to work late again.

Abby: Tonight?

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, since rey, lot’s been slipping through the cracks. Mostly paperwork, but I just want to get on top of it.

Abby: Well, I totally understand. I wasn’t planning on going into the restaurant tonight anyway, so dom and I will just work on his pitching skills.

Chance: Uh-oh. Watch out, kid’s got a cannon.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Well, I hope you have a very productive rest of your day.

Chance: You’re the best.

Abby: Mwah. I love you.

Chance: I love you. Jinx.

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Chance: See you, buddy.

Abby: Hi. It’s just the two of us. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ]

Diane: I — I didn’t mean to get so emotional. I had almost convinced myself that you wanted me to leave. Then I had an unfortunate run-in with victor this morning, which didn’t make me any more optimistic.

Kyle: Yeah, I heard about that.

Diane: You spoke to him? Well, I’m afraid the newmans and most of the abbotts will give you a hard time for asking me to stay.

Kyle: Probably. I need this. I want to believe you’ve changed, but words just aren’t enough. I need to see it myself. We need more time.

Diane: I can’t tell you how grateful I am that you’re giving me another chance.

Kyle: So where should I take you, the athletic club?

Diane: Oh, I think I should find someplace less expensive.

Kyle: No, don’t worry about it. I’ll cover the bill.

Diane: Oh, no, no, no, kyle. I won’t allow that.

Kyle: No, I insist. I’m the one asking you to stay, so it’s on me, okay?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Thank you.

Kyle: You’re welcome.

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Imani: I don’t know a lot about your history with devon, but you obviously know mine with amanda.

Nate: The broad strokes.

Imani: There’s still a little friction between the two of us that comes out, like the other night when we were worried about my mother.

Nate: Mm.

Imani: Which makes sense, in a way.

Nate: Sure it does. A-fib is scary stuff.

Imani: Even beyond that, it goes to how we were each raised. I was raised with two loving parents who gave me every advantage, and amanda, she had a harder life. And then when we met, I was such a brat. No, really, I own it. I was pretty damn mean to her. And amanda’s forgiven that, but I doubt she’s forgotten.

Nate: Hmm.

Imani: Can’t help feeling there’s a, I don’t know, some undercurrent of resentment — well, that seems too strong of a word, but something.

Nate: Yeah, there are some similarities to my history with devon.

Imani: Really?

Nate: Well, I grew up with a loving, protective mother and lily and her family, whereas devon was in and out of foster homes, always an outside, like amanda. And, obviously, I crossed a line with elena.

Imani: Mm, yes, elena told me all about that.

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: Though it worked out for the best eventually.

Imani: Hmm. Do you think that devon still might have a little chip on his shoulder?

Nate: [ Sighs ] I wouldn’t be surprised.

Imani: [ Exhales sharply ] That’s got to be frustrating, if it’s just gonna pop up when you least expect it and you’re just trying to do your best.

Nate: Well, even though if that’s part of what’s going on, I doubt devon’s consciously aware of it. We’re in a good place, mostly. Better than I thought would’ve been possible, given how at odds we were at one point.

Imani: Mm. I think that speaks to how much devon values having you in his life. I think things are gonna be fine between you two, and for me and my sister.

Billy: Hello, baby. How’s your day been so far?

Lily: Um, not bad. How about yours?

Billy: It is good. Getting some fresh numbers in from the marketing team, and it looks like awareness for the merger is up 7% from last week. That’s good news.

Lily: Yeah, that’s great.

Billy: Yeah, and on a personal note, I ran into chance at the coffee house. He said that he listened to my podcast and that he really liked it and it resonated with him. Which, you know, felt kind of good. It’s nice to know that you’ve put something out there, you get vulnerable, and like I said from the beginning, if you help one person, right?

Lily: Yeah, well, I’m glad.

Billy: You are? You sure? What’s going on?

Lily: Well, I’M…confused.

Billy: About what?

Lily: Well, ’cause when i asked you how you felt about running the company with my family, you told me you had to think through it on your own, but apparently that meant talking about it on your podcast in front of an audience instead of with me.

Kyle: Hey.

Summer: Hey. Did you find diane?

Kyle: I did.

Summer: And? How did it go?

Kyle: I asked her to stay.

Summer: Wow. Okay.

Kyle: Look, I’m still gonna take things slowly, I just want to see how much of a relationship we can salvage.

Summer: I get it. It would be hard to walk away with so many unanswered questions.

Kyle: And there are a few things I want to talk to you about. First, I’m putting my mother up at the athletic club. She didn’t ask me to, but I can tell money is a concern. And since I’m the one asking her to stay, I feel responsible. And she has this empty house sitting in la.

Summer: Mortgage plus a hotel room, that’s a big cost.

Kyle: Thank you for understanding. I also didn’t want to put my mother in a situation where she felt desperate.

Summer: Wise idea, because when diane gets desperate, she tends to make bad choices.

Kyle: Well, there’s more to it than that. When I was a kid, I wanted to be able to give her the money to solve her financial problems, and now I can. Or at least help. It feels good.

Summer: That’s actually touching. But you know how the rest of the family’s gonna interpret it, right?

Kyle: That she’s using me.

Summer: I can just hear my mother right now.

Kyle: That’s the other thing I wanted to talk to you about. Phyllis knows my mother is staying. She was in the lobby when i asked her, and she did not look happy.

Summer: Oh.

Jack: What a nice sur– uh-oh, something’s wrong.

Phyllis: Please, please take a minute to talk me off the ledge before I completely lose my mind. I have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.

Billy: Look, I know this might sound a little bit bizarre, but doing these podcasts, saying it out loud like that, it’s been my form of journaling or therapy, and it’s been surprisingly effective.

Lily: So more effective than talking things out than me?

Billy: Clearly, I have hurt you, and I am sorry. That was never my intention.

Lily: Yeah, I am hurt, but do you see how I’m talking to you about it instead of sharing it with the world? That’s what couples do. But instead, you’re giving me this happy talk, and then you’re shutting me out.

Billy: Look, I don’t — i don’t feel like that’s what I’m doing.

Lily: Okay, you know what? You’re right. I’ll go listen to your podcast with thousands of people and learn your real feelings, and that makes me feel very special.

Billy: Come on, hey, listen. Can we take a step back for a second? Okay? Let me be very clear. You are the most important person in my life right now, okay?

[ Sighs ] And maybe I wasn’t completely truthful, but that’s only because I hadn’t figured out what I was feeling yet. But now I have, so it’s nothing that you need to worry about, and let me just say this. My little problems are not yours to solve. I’m not gonna make that your responsibility.

Lily: No, I understand that, and I appreciate it, but this does need to get solved. We’re at a very critical point in a huge project, and I’m counting on you to keep things on track, especially while I’m out of town. So if you don’t like your position or if you want to change something, then I hope that you can be up-front about it.

Billy: You have nothing to worry about. I am up for the challenge. I promise you, okay? Anything I was dealing with, i dealt with it. You have my word.

Summer: I can’t believe my mom’s not already blowing up my phone with warnings of letting diane into our lives.

Kyle: Well, I go to her and explain my decision. It was my choice. I’ll take the heat.

Summer: No, it’s okay. I can handle it. I’ll just let her know that we’re going to be careful. We’re not gonna let diane get away with anything manipulative or sneaky, because that’s true. Right?

Kyle: Absolutely. Maybe you should tell her that we’re thinking about moving back to town. She’ll be super excited and maybe it’ll distract her. It’s worth a shot. Don’t you think?

Summer: That might help a little, but don’t underestimate how much my mother loathes yours. She is probably freaking out right now.

Phyllis: This is a colossal mistake. You give that woman an inch and she completely takes advantage of it.

Jack: You’re the one that insisted kyle has to make his own decision.

Phyllis: You know why that is? Because I thought your son was intelligent enough to make a smart decision.

Jack: Phyllis —

Phyllis: Obviously, he’s not. I thought he was smart enough to see that this woman is completely destructive.

Jack: Phyllis, you need —

Phyllis: We’re gonna look back on this and we’re gonna realize that we’re complete idiots.

Jack: You need to calm —

Phyllis: I’m not gonna calm down!

[ Exhales sharply ] This is a disaster waiting to happen, jack.

Jack: I know you want to protect the kids. So do I. But they are grown adults now. There is only so much we can do. Kyle knows how much he has to lose. Kyle did not make this decision lightly.

Phyllis: Why are you so even-keeled about this?

Jack: I don’t really have much choice.

Phyllis: I’m not going to accept this. Okay?

Jack: What is it that you think that diane is going to do?

Phyllis: What do I think she’s gonna do? I don’t know. See, I don’t know, because she is so unpredictable. Oh, my — I’m unraveling.

[ Exhales sharply ] I am not doing well with this. Okay? Listen, things are going so great between us, finally.

Jack: Wait, finally? You sound impatient. I thought we were on the same page. Until the other night, we were gonna not be forced —

Phyllis: I know, I know. We’re not forced into anything. We took it slow, and that’s a good thing. Right? But we admitted our feelings for each other and now we’re good. Right? Everything is good. It’s good, right?

Jack: I happen to be very happy with the way things have turned out.

Phyllis: Okay. See? What I’m upset about… I don’t want anyone coming into our life and ruining it. That’s what I’m impatient about.

Jack: That’s not going to happen.

Phyllis: You promise?

Jack: I swear.

Phyllis: You promise?

Jack: I swear.

Phyllis: Thank you. Thank you for talking me off the ledge.

Jack: That was some kiss. I think you may have to talk me down now.

Phyllis: Why would I want to do that?

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Traci: I can see that the fantastic weather was too much for either one of us to resist.

Diane: Yes, much too nice to stay cooped up inside. Actually, I was hoping that kyle and summer might feel the same way. I ran into them here yesterday with harrison. I thought I might get lucky again.

Traci: Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but harrison’s gonna be busy elsewhere today. Summer found a children’s musical activity she thought he would just love.

Summer: No, I mean, we didn’t buy it for a second. It’s kind of hard to believe that diane just happened to be at the park when kyle and I were there with harrison.

Phyllis: Yeah, right. Well, good for you. Don’t believe anything she says. She’s a liar. I hope you told jack.

Summer: Of course we did.

Phyllis: Good. Good. Because her, you know, showing up at the park and showing up at the wedding, those are all red flags. He needs to keep his guard up.

Summer: Okay, how did this suddenly become about jack?

Phyllis: Because jack needs to protect his family and his grandson, harrison. He needs to protect everyone. He needs to stay vigilant. I mean, this woman, she just cuts through all boundaries. Just —

Summer: And you want to protect jack.

Phyllis: Yeah, of course i want to protect jack.

Summer: I mean, I get it. He’s your friend. You’re looking out for a friend.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m looking out for — okay, um…hmm. I mean, jack and I — jack and i may be a little more than friends. It just — these days.

Summer: Wait, are you — mom, are you trying to tell me that you’re sleeping with my father-in-law?

Phyllis: Shh.

[ Door opens ]

Kyle: Hey.

Jack: Hey, I was wondering where you and summer were.

Kyle: She dropped harrison and the nanny off at a kids’ thing, and then went to see her mom.

Jack: I’m glad she’s spending some time with phyllis. Her mother has missed having her close by.

Kyle: Mm, it goes both ways. She worries about her mom being too lonely, and we’re glad you’ve been keeping phyllis company.

Jack: I’m not the only one. She’s got plenty of friends.

Kyle: Come on. I saw the dynamic between you two at the wedding. And come to think of it, you never did say why you were out so late afterward.

Jack: I think I know where this is headed, and I’m gonna stop you right now, because it’s none of your business.

Kyle: Ah, there it is. All the confirmation I need that you two must have been together.

Nikki: So, mr. Chairman of the board, you don’t have to worry about your co-ceos being out of the country.

Victoria: That’s right. We’ll be in frequent communication with the executive team. The minneapolis deal will be finalized, and the real-estate negotiations will continue as well.

Victor: Well, you didn’t have to go into all that detail. I trust that both of you will handle things.

Victoria: I just want to make sure that you’re very clear that we have everything under control so that if the thought that you might need to bring adam in as temporary ceo —

Nikki: Darling, I don’t think that even occurred to your father. He’s very supportive of us getting away for a few days.

Victor: I think it’s a hell of a good idea for both of you to get away. Especially you, my darling. Get out from under that dark cloud of ashland locke.

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

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Ashland: Forgive me for intruding.

Nikki: Please feel free to keep on walking.

Victoria: Ashland, we’re just wrapping up a business meeting.

Ashland: Well, actually, i was hoping to have a word with victor.

Victor: I paid you a hell of a lot of money to never have to look at you again. Yet here you are.

Victoria: Ashland, would you please just leave us alone?

Nikki: Actually, it’s time for victoria and me to get going anyway. We still have quite a bit of packing to do for our trip.

Ashland: Well, how long are you going to be gone?

Victoria: We haven’t decided yet, but that shouldn’t make a difference to you.

Victor: Hope you realize there’s no longer any need for you to throw your dark — your bad shadow over this town.

Diane: It was so moving seeing kyle with his family yesterday. My little boy all grown up, a husband and a father himself. It was amazing. And summer was so good with harrison. You would never guess he wasn’t her child.

Traci: Well, yes, they have a very deep bond. Harrison was really close to his biological mother, and I’m sure that it was quite bewildering for him when she left so abruptly. Fortunately, he was way too young to realize she was being arrested, but [Sighs] I’m sure that it’s been really hard for his little mind to comprehend.

Diane: Yeah, he must miss her desperately.

Traci: But summer has really stepped up. She filled the void in his heart. She and kyle have given him all the love and security he so desperately needed. I — it’s obvious. Otherwise, he’d be a very different child today.

Diane: I don’t need to be reminded how much it hurt kyle when I left. I live with that pain every day.

Phyllis: You’re not upset that I’m spending time with jack, are you?

Summer: Uh…I’m just kidding, mom. I mean, it’s pretty obvious that jack is way more to you than just my father-in-law. I mean, you guys go way back, long before I was even born. Plus, jack is the best. I mean, he’s kind and wonderful. And I know that he’ll be careful with your heart.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah, he will. We’re taking it slow. I mean, it’s very, very new. Um…you know, we haven’t told the general public about this, by the way.

Summer: Is that because you’re worried about people judging you and dredging up your painful history?

Phyllis: Uh-huh, yeah. But, you know, summer, I’m — I’m a different woman now. You know, I’m a new woman. You know, I’m a woman that’s — that’s good for jack now. You know? And jack trusts me.

Summer: Good.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Summer: I mean, you deserve this, mom.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: You really do. You both do.

Phyllis: Oh, thank you. Thanks, babe. Oh!

Kyle: Come on, dad, there’s no reason in holding back. Summer’s with her mom right now, and you know she’ll return with all the details, anyway.

Jack: Okay, fine. Phyllis and I are merely testing the waters.

Kyle: Oh. Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

[ Laughs ] Alright, alright, I’ll stop giving you a hard time. I actually think it’s great news. Summer and I have thought for a while now that you and phyllis still had a connection. It’s about time you guys went for it.

Jack: Please don’t read too much into this. Who knows where this is going? For copd,

Traci: Diane, I am not making comparisons between you and harrison’s biological mother. That might be your conscience talking. But I would never want to make you feel worse than you already do. I believe you that you’re sincere, you have regrets about choices you made in your past. I would never pile anything else on.

Diane: I apologize. I just — I just jumped to conclusions. I…

[ Sighs ] Lately, everywhere I turn, i face hostility, and I know i deserve every bit of it and I — I thought I was prepared to face it, but just the constant incoming fire has me — just has me feeling a little defensive.

Traci: Okay. I understand that this is a very difficult situation. But, diane, you have literally had years to reconcile the past and put everything in perspective, and the people that you’re dealing with now, they’re just — they’re just trying to organize the idea that you really exist. They’re trying to wrap their minds around the fact that you faked your own death.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Traci: I mean, you’ve opened up some old wounds. You might want to pace yourself.

Diane: You’re not the first person to advise me to be patient.

[ Sighs ] I keep reminding myself that i am not entitled to anyone’s forgiveness, that it’s something I have to earn if I want to be accepted again.

Traci: Exactly, and it’s not gonna be easy.

Diane: No, and it’s not going to take overnight, considering all that I have to make up for.

[ Sighs ] But seeing kyle with his family, I could just envision myself being part of it. You know? That’s — that’s all i want. I just want to be there for him now the way I should’ve been all along.

Jack: So you and summer are moving back home? I’m almost afraid to hope.

Kyle: No, no, no, no. You don’t get to change the subject that easily. Something’s off here.

Jack: What does that mean?

Kyle: You and phyllis have been growing closer for months. At mariah and tessa’s wedding, you two were dancing and smiling like you were the newlyweds.

Jack: I wouldn’t go that far.

Kyle: And now that you’ve taken things to the next level, you’re kind of downplaying the whole thing. What’s up with that?

Jack: What do you expect, gene kelly dancing in the rain?

Kyle: Don’t tell me there are problems already.

Jack: No, no. No, I am delighted with the way things are going. We just don’t know where they’re going yet.

Kyle: See, there it is again. Why do you keep anticipating that everything could go off the rails? Usually, someone in a new-again relationship is optimistic and anticipating nothing but happy days ahead.

Jack: When you get to this stage in life, you know better than to get ahead of yourself. I am going to enjoy this — whatever “this” may be.

Kyle: Okay. If there were to be a problem, what do you think it would be?

Phyllis: Okay, enough about me and jack, enough about that. So let’s get back to diane. So, at the park, how’d she act? I mean, did she get — did she get in front of harrison and say, “hi, I’m your grandma”? Did she do that?

Summer: No, I mean, diane was on her best behavior, and it really moved kyle. He couldn’t help it. It reminded him of how she was with him when he was harrison’s age.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Right. I see what she’s doing. She’s doing the sweet act. That’s what she’s doing.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: She knows to take someone’s vulnerabilities and to exploit them, and you know what? She’s gonna do the same thing with jack.

Summer: How?

Phyllis: She knows that jack adores his grandson, so she’s gonna use harrison. It’s their common bond. “We have a grandson, jack. That’s what we share together.”

Summer: Okay, you’re not worried that diane’s a threat to your relationship with jack, are you?

Phyllis: Of course not.

Summer: Okay, good, because there’s no chance in hell that that would ever happen.

Ashland: I’m sure you’re not interested in hearing me out, but I’m hoping you will, because I owe you an apology.

Victor: Should be entertaining. Hope you have a good story. Sit down.

Ashland: I doubt you’ll trust anything I have to say, but i feel compelled to say it anyway out loud and for the record.

Victor: Hmm. That’s a hell of a preamble. Proceed.

Ashland: What I did to victoria was despicable. It was horrible, and I’ll regret it to my dying day.

Victor: You mean till the day that you actually die, is that it?

Ashland: Your daughter is the best thing that ever happened to me. And I should have treasured her. I did, in fact, but unfortunately, that realization came too late. And now because of my own greed and my own arrogance, I may have lost her.

Victor: Not “may.” You did lose her, ashland locke. What you did was unforgivable. And she will never forgive you. What can I du with less asthma?

Phyllis: I’m not concerned about diane. I know how to handle diane.

Summer: Well, you know that jack is only tolerating her for kyle’s sake, because he believes that he has a right to make his own decision about her.

Phyllis: Yeah, but guess what? I’m the one who told jack to do that in the first place, by the way.

Summer: But, I mean, given her horrible track record and all of the underhanded things she’s pulled, you’ve got to know that she holds no appeal to him.

Phyllis: No, I get it, but you know what? Jack, he, when he found out that she was alive, wanted to cut her out of the family completely.

Summer: Well, that ought to tell you everything you need to know.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] I know this woman, summer. I have history with this woman. She is a horrible human being. Horrible. But she is a genius at psychological warfare.

Summer: Mom, you are pretty good at that yourself.

Phyllis: Thank you. So you already said that she’s making inroads with kyle, right? You said that just now. That’s what she does. She takes any little soft spot, any little weakness, and she exploits it, and she’s gonna do the same with jack.

Summer: But jack already knows how devious she can be.

Phyllis: No, he is doubting his instincts, summer. He’s already doubting his instincts. I was talking to him the other day, and he was saying, “oh, maybe we should consider that diane has really changed.” I mean, no, I can’t do that. This is really concerning me.

Summer: Mom —

Phyllis: I can’t go through this again.

[ Sighs ]

Summer: Mom, look at yourself. You’re getting so wound up. I mean, you may think that constantly on edge is the best way to protect your relationship with jack, but it is not. It’s self-sabotage.

Jack: I’m not suggesting things could fall apart for phyllis and me. Far from it. If that were the case, I would never have let it get this far. I’m just done trying to predict the future. And that’s not a bad thing. It has left me open to some pretty fabulous surprises. Among them, what happened the other night.

Kyle: Wait, that was a surprise? Really?

Jack: I know you and summer are busy patting yourselves on the back for seeing all of this coming, but it could just as easily have gone the other way. In fact, we came very close to deciding it wasn’t worth the risk, that we were gonna just try to save our friendship, and until very recently, phyllis was more likely to err on the side of caution.

Kyle: Okay. What’s different now?

Jack: Honestly, I keep asking myself the same question. Why the sudden change of heart. Is it just a coincidence that it all seemed to happen when diane walked back into our lives?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Traci, by any chance, have you spoken to kyle or summer about me? I mean, have they given you any idea which way they’re leaning? May– maybe they’re open to forgiving me or not?

Traci: [ Sighs ] I am so sorry. I know that this is a very difficult situation for everyone. And I feel for you, but I don’t want to mislead you in any way.

Diane: Oh, no, I understand. I’m — I’m not asking you to betray any confidences. I just wondered if there was anything at all you could tell me.

Traci: The only thing I can say is what kyle has told you himself. He’s torn, and he’s gonna need some time to process his feelings. And this is not a decision he would ever make lightly.

Diane: No, that’s the sense I’ve been getting from him as well. My son is a very serious and thoughtful young man. I’m sure he’s going to consider all the ramifications before he makes up his mind.

Traci: That’s my nephew.

Diane: Yes, I think if it was just the two of us, he might’ve already decided to give me a second chance, but with his wife and son, he — he needs to take everything into account.

Traci: Diane, rather than worry about all of this stuff, I wish you could take solace in the amazing young man your son has grown up to be. He is someone that you can be so proud of. And whatever decision he ultimately makes, it will be because he has thought it out, thought it through, and knows in his heart it’s the right one for himself and for everyone he loves.

Diane: And I promise, whichever way he goes, I will respect it.

Traci: And the abbotts will, too. Now, I really do have to get going.

Diane: Oh, traci, thank you for taking the time to talk with me. It really means a lot, especially since there are so few people in this town that have anything to say to me at all.

Traci: Diane, you said it yourself — you have a lot to make up for.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Victor: That’s a hell of an apology.

[ Chuckles ] Pathetic. You better get out of town because no one here wants anything to do with you, least of all victoria. She’s sick and tired of your glib apologies, your glib promises.

Ashland: You know, in the past, we talked about what we have in common. Our backgrounds, our outlook on life.

Victor: Has it ever occurred to you that I might have suspected that you did that to manipulate me into feeling sympathetic with you, to gain my confidence?

Ashland: You’re wrong. I freely admit I lied about the cancer, I lied about the treatment, but the rest of it — the abusive father, starting out with less than nothing — that was all true.

Victor: Have you ever listened to yourself? You lied about your cancer. That comes across your lips like nothing. Who does that? Who lies about cancer? And now you’re using your miserable childhood as an excuse?

Ashland: No. Men like us don’t hide behind excuses. We own up to our mistakes. In fact, you wouldn’t be where you are in your life today if it hadn’t been for your wife and your children forgiving you for some pretty ugly sins of your own.

Victor: Do me a favor. Stop comparing yourself with me. Is that an attempt to win some points with victoria? She’ll laugh at you.

Ashland: You seem to be forgetting something — victoria loves me.

Victor: Oh. She trusted you, she loved you — past tense. You lied to her! I will never forgive you for that. You broke her heart. You broke my daughter’s heart. Now you get the hell out of town, or else.

Ashland: That sounds like a threat.

Victor: That’s not a threat, that’s a guarantee. I will do anything in my power to protect my family. One piece of advice for you — don’t you push me to that point.

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Kyle: Why would there be a connection between my mother coming back and you and phyllis getting together?

Jack: I’m just struck by the timing, and keep in mind, there is a lot of contentious history between the two of them.

Kyle: Okay, are you saying they’re at it again?

Jack: No, I’m saying phyllis wants her out of town, and she has told her as much, adamantly insisting it happen soon. I just can’t help but wonder if, maybe subconsciously, she’s trying to tell diane that there is nothing for her here if she decides to stick around.

Kyle: Does she think my mother came back hoping to make something happen with you? Wait, do you think that?

Jack: No, there’s no hint that that’s where diane’s thinking is these days, but, even if that were the case, it wouldn’t matter. It’s not gonna happen in 1,000 years. And…the two of them are just naturally competitive with each other.

Kyle: But you don’t think that’s why phyllis spent the night with you?

Jack: No. No, of — no, don’t get me wrong. I’m very clear on how phyllis feels about me. She’s — she’s made it quite clear.

Kyle: You’re veering dangerously close to the tmi land.

Jack: Then let’s change the subject. What’s going on with you and your mother?

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Every day, there’s a little moment or incident that makes me think she might really be sincere. But I can’t help wondering if I’m just seeing what I want to see.

Jack: Sounds like you’re trying to justify actually giving her another chance.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Sorry, dad. I know that’s not what you and definitely not phyllis want to hear, but that’s honestly where I am.

Phyllis: Self-sabotage — seriously? Summer, really? That’s not what I’m doing, by the way. I’m keeping a watchful eye on diane.

Summer: And on jack. I mean, you’ve already admitted that you’re monitoring his reactions to her. You’re worried about her tugging on his heartstrings. And you’re looking out for any sign that her old tricks are working on him. I mean, it kind of sounds like… oh.

Phyllis: “Oh,” what?

Summer: Is that why you dove back into this romance with jack? Was it a jealousy thing?

Phyllis: Are you serious right now? Really? I mean, why does everybody think that? Why does everybody think that i would be with jack because of diane, that viper? I mean, amanda, she insinuated the same thing, and by the way, no is the answer. No, you’re both wrong.

Summer: Okay. I mean, if you say so.

Phyllis: Okay? Thank you. I would never do something like that. I would never use jack just to get back at diane. Oh, my gosh, is that what you think of me?

Summer: Look, all I know is that you do have a tendency to obsess and then overreact.

Phyllis: Okay, I’m not doing that. I’m not overreacting right now. Okay? My relationship with jack is built on — on honesty and — and trust. You know, it has nothing to do with diane. Nothing to do with her.

Summer: Okay. I’m glad to hear it.

Phyllis: Good. Good. I don’t — I don’t want to talk about this. This is — this — this whole conversation is screwing up my mother-daughter time with you. Let’s talk about something else, please.

Summer: Okay, what would you like to discuss?

Phyllis: Marchetti. Let’s talk about marchetti.

Summer: Okay. Well, I don’t know, let’s just say that maybe it was a good thing that you didn’t accept my offer to come out to milan.

Phyllis: Oh, really? Why?

Summer: I don’t really want to talk about it right now, but just know that, one way or another, I’m gonna figure it out.

Phyllis: Alright. I believe in you.

[ Chuckles ] So what about harrison? I mean, can we talk about harrison? Is he a safe subject?

[ Both laugh ] Is he enjoying his grandpa jack?

Summer: Oh, my gosh, yes, he is. I mean, grandpa jack spoils him so much, I can’t even believe it. And somehow, somehow, he seems blissfully unaware of all the turmoil that’s going on around him, but I just don’t know how we’re gonna explain this whole ashland thing to him.

Phyllis: Oh, ashland thing? Oh, wow, I thought something was going on between ashland and victoria, because he’s staying here.

Summer: Wait, are you kidding right now? You don’t know about this?

Phyllis: No. About what? Wait, I’m totally out of the loop.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] Apparently, ashland lied about having cancer. It was all a hoax.

Diane: Thank you.

Nikki: You’re still in town, despite everyone’s advice and warnings. What’s the hold-up? Is your broomstick in for repairs?

Diane: [ Scoffs ] “Advice”? “Warnings”? I think the word you’re looking for is threats. And, yes, I’ve ignored every one of them because the only opinion that matters to me is my son’S.

Nikki: Oh, really? Well, I highly doubt it’s kyle’s opinion that matters to you, as opposed to his bank account. Hey, it’s me…your skin.

Phyllis: This is rich. I could’ve called this one. Seriously. The locke ness monster — what a horrible person he is, using cancer.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Using cancer to trick victoria into marrying him so he could take over the company. Amazing.

Summer: It’s beyond heartless.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. It’s beyond. How’s victoria? Is she okay?

Summer: Mm, well, we ran into her at the park right after we laid down the law with ashland, and she covered pretty well, but she must be in a state of shock underneath it all.

Phyllis: I mean, I bet she’s thinking of all those times billy and nick tried to talk her out of marrying him. You know? Telling her repeatedly, “don’t trust him.” I bet this is keeping her up at night.

Summer: Mom, I hope that there’s not even a tiny part of you that is enjoying this.

Phyllis: No. Of course not. This is horrible. I would never wish this upon my worst enemy. I mean, victoria and I, we’re not friends, but this has got to be so painful. How’s nick taking it?

Summer: We haven’t really had a chance to discuss it yet. I mean, it’s not like he was gonna bring it up at mariah and tessa’s wedding reception, and before that, he probably didn’t want to upset me when I was thousands of miles away.

Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, there’s nothing you can do about it.

Summer: But obviously this affects harrison, too. I mean, kyle and I are going to have to do everything we can to protect him from this man who clearly has zero compassion or ethics.

Phyllis: This is a lot for you to deal with, babe. It is. It’s a lot.

Summer: Yeah.

Phyllis: Fending off diane and ashland at the same time.

Summer: Don’t worry, mom. We’ve got this.

Phyllis: You might think you’ve got this. You don’t know who you’re dealing with.

Kyle: I guess I should be grateful that ashland allowed harrison to leave the country while he tried to get his greedy claws into newman enterprises, but it just disgusts me. It’s proof he never cared about harrison like he claimed. And that’s so sad for my son. At least now I don’t have to feel guilty about keeping them apart.

Jack: Oh, I think he’s still gonna put up quite a fight.

Kyle: Why would he? He no longer has to pretend harrison is important to him.

Jack: I’m sure the newmans are hoping he will slink off in defeat, but from my conversation with him, I don’t think that’s gonna happen. No, he wants to re-establish himself in harrison’s life. In fact, I think he looks at that boy as the only good thing that’s left in his life.

Kyle: Oh, so harrison is his back-up family now that he’s destroyed everything and his life has fallen apart? Well, I won’t stand for that.

Diane: I understand why you’re still angry. I know I have a long way to go to make up for the truly horrible things I’ve done.

Nikki: Well, guess what. I don’t want anything from you. All I want is for you to disappear. I mean, that is your specialty, right? Maybe this time you can manage to do it without stealing a corpse and framing half the people in this town for murder.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Nikki: Oh, I’m so sorry, am i embarrassing you? Oh, well, no, that can’t be because you and I both know that you have no shame. Otherwise, you would be long gone. Instead, you’re here, hanging around, hoping that the son you abandoned will take pity on you.

Diane: Please leave kyle out of this.

Nikki: Why should I? He’s the only one who can rescue you from the mess you’ve made of your life.

Diane: I don’t need rescuing. I rescued myself. I came back because I’m strong enough to handle —

Nikki: Okay, you know what, diane? Don’t bother with any more of your lies. We all know why you’re here. You are a professional gold-digger.

Diane: That’s not true.

Nikki: Oh, yes, it is true. Your new life didn’t work out the way you wanted it. Now you’re broke, so here you are throwing yourself at kyle’s feet, hoping you can con your way into the abbott fortune.

Diane: This has nothing to do with money.

Nikki: I suppose you can keep preying on his emotions if you like. But kyle is a very smart, savvy young man. He’s gonna see right through you. In fact, he’ll probably tell you to your face that he was better off when you were dead.

Diane: [ Gasps ]

Nikki: Ah!

Diane: Oh! Of course you’ve seen underwear that fits like this…

Phyllis: Summer, I don’t think you get this. I don’t think you realize how vicious and conniving diane can be. I mean, need I remind you that she tried to frame me for multiple felonies?

Summer: Mom, I am not underestimating her. If anything, she is the one that’s underestimating me. She is the one that doesn’t know who she’s dealing with. Because I inherited that protective gene from both sides of my family. So if she does come after us, she’s got a double dose of trouble just waiting for her.

Phyllis: I mean, I like to see this. I like to see this mama bear coming out.

Summer: Yeah, there is absolutely no way that I’m going to let that total narcissist hurt my little boy like she hurt my husband.

Phyllis: Okay, good, good. I mean, I hope she takes my subtle encouragement to leave and go back to la so you don’t have to deal with your mother-in-law anymore.

Summer: I’m dying to know what you said to her to encourage her to leave.

Phyllis: Well, don’t worry about that. You can thank me later if it works.

Kyle: So all of our divisions are back operating in the black.

Jack: After all the trouble locke put us through, we fought our way back.

Kyle: Might be a good time to think about an expansion project.

Jack: Hello.

Traci: Oh, good, you’re both here.

Jack: How was your walk?

Traci: It was good. A little windy and very interesting, as it turns out. I ran into diane at the park.

Kyle: What was she doing there?

Traci: Well, she was hoping for another chance encounter with you and harrison.

Jack: Well, I guess that’s better than her showing up here unannounced.

Kyle: I can’t believe my mother was just hanging out, hoping we’d pass by. What did she have to say?

Traci: It meant a lot to her to meet her grandson. Apparently, harrison has stolen her heart. But I also think that it has hit home in a whole new way how much she’s missed. So I told her that kyle needed a little more time to work through his decision.

Jack: Michael baldwin and i both gave her the same advice the other night after the wedding. Maybe I should’ve been more firm.

Kyle: Maybe it means i shouldn’t leave her hanging. It must feel like a defendant waiting for the jury to come back with a verdict.

Jack: Wait, none of this is your fault. She put herself in this situation.

Kyle: Yeah, that’s no excuse for me to drag this out.

Jack: Kyle, if you hear yourself putting her needs, her feelings ahead of your family’s, I hope alarm bells go off in your head. Keep in mind, she is an expert at focusing everyone’s attention on her.

Nikki: Don’t you ever raise your hand to me again.

Diane: Like this?

[ Both shouting indistinctly ]

Victoria: Mother! Stop it. Stop. What is going on? What? Diane? Oh, my god. How is this possible?

Diane: Oh, I thought everybody in town knew that i was alive and well. I’m surprised your parents didn’t tell you.

Nikki: I didn’t want to burden you with the pain of knowing that that bitch is not six feet under.

Diane: Oh, and congratulations on all your success. I followed your career from afar.

Victoria: Seriously? I come in here, you’re attacking my mother? You can spare your phony praise.

Nikki: You know what, diane? The longer you keep your mouth shut, the better off you’ll be.

Victoria: Look, mom, we have a plane to catch. So you can just give me the details when we’re —

Nikki: Yeah, yeah, that’s not worth it. You’re not worth it. Why don’t you go back to the grave you crawled out of and stay there.

Victoria: Okay, that’s enough, mom.

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Sally: You got a minute?

Adam: For my hard-working coo? Take a few. What’s going on? Looks serious.

Sally: [ Sighs ] It is.

Adam: Well, this is why we make such a good team, because we understand each other.

Sally: You think you can read my mind?

Adam: [ Sighs ] Hmm. You are concerned with matters of the heart because you know if we get victoria and ashland back together, my father will never see her the same way, and he will have no choice but to remove her from newman enterprises.

Sally: Not even close.

Adam: You got another fire for us to put out?

Sally: This is about an entirely different family business — chancellor-winters. They’re gonna be major competition for us, and I’m just wondering if there’s enough room in this town for both of us.

Lily: Okay, we have to do more than just come up with a playlist for the party.

Billy: Whoa, whoa, I’m sorry. This is not just a playlist.

Devon: No, not at all. This is the soundtrack for the entire event. It’s like one of the most important elements of the night.

Billy: And a major part of our branding. People are gonna hear this and they’re gonna think, “chancellor-winters.”

Devon: Yeah, and then all of a sudden, they’ll be dancing.

Billy: Ooh, they’re dancing. And balloons and confetti coming from the ceiling. We have a vendor for that, right?

Lily: We do, yes.

Billy: Okay, that’s right. Where are we dancing again?

Lily: Grand phoenix ballroom.

Devon: Hey, now.

Billy: A fantastic place for a party.

Devon: That’s right. We got a great guest list, don’t we?

Lily: Yeah, we do — best and brightest, big power players in business, media, the boards of philanthropic organizations we work with.

Billy: All people we want to work with in the future.

Devon: That’s right. How about press kits? Do we have that?

Billy: Yeah.

Lily: We do. I have it covered.

Billy: Have we thought about for the people that aren’t gonna be able to make it?

Devon: Well, we can stream it live on a couple of our platforms. We can show all the interviews, talk about the history of both companies, katherine and neil.

Billy: I mean, that sounds like a slam dunk to me.

Devon: Yeah, then we just launch this company into the stratosphere and let the world know that chancellor-winters has arrived.

Lily: Man, oh, man. Gentlemen, this is the beginning of a new era.

[ Chuckles ] For all of us.

Devon: That’s right.

Sharon: Oh, you took the best photos of the wedding, noah. Oh, look at that one. Mariah and tessa look so in love and so beautiful.

Noah: And if I may call your attention to this next photograph…

Sharon: Oh.

Nick: Oh, yes.

Sharon: Ooh, wow. My goodness, nick, you look, uh —

Nick: If you thought I’d be embarrassed by evidence of me in some very cool threads from the ’70s showing off my slickest dance moves, you’d be wrong.

Noah: You know, I think I can incorporate this into my next piece.

Sharon: Hmm, what title would you give that?

Noah: “Man’s inhumanity to the dance floor.”

Sharon: Mm, it has a nice ring to it.

Nick: Very funny.

[ Cellphones chime ]

Sharon: Oh.

Noah: Oh, family group chat.

Sharon: It’s mariah and tessa.

Noah: With photos. Not bad. Swanky little room you guys got them.

Nick: Hmm, nice.

Noah: “Sending you a link to a friend’s show in paris. It’s not far from the pompidou. Check it out if you can tear yourselves away from each other for an hour or so.”

Sharon: “Glad you’ve settled in. Have a magical time in paris.”

Nick: “Glad I could make your honeymoon dreams come true. I really am the best. Smiley face.” There you go.

Noah: You are the worst.

Nick: Agree to disagree. You miss them already?

Sharon: I was just thinking. Rey and I talked about going to paris once faith had gone off to college. We called it our “empty-nest adventure.”

Nick: You know what? Enough of this chit-chat. Time to liven things up.

Nate: Hi there, legal eagles.

Amanda: Nate, hey. Wait, what are you doing here? Devon told me that you guys had a meeting about the hamilton-winters launch party.

Nate: Yes, they’re still at it. I volunteered to grab some dinner.

Imani: How’s it going?

Nate: We still have a lot of ground to cover, but everything seems to be coming together.

Amanda: Good. That’s — that’s great.

Nate: Yeah. Am I interrupting something? Because I’m getting the distinct feeling that something’s wrong.

Amanda: We just got some news, and it wasn’t good. After years on the battlefield

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Adam: Chancellor merging with hamilton-winters is not keeping me up at night, believe me.

Sally: Did you get a look at their stable of talent?

Adam: Challenges are good. And they’re nothing we can’t handle.

Sally: They have created an entertainment/media juggernaut.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Do you want to know what they have that we don’t? A major liability — billy abbott. I mean, the man has a built-in self-destruct mode that can go off at any minute. And you’re afraid that we can’t compete? They’re the ones that should be afraid. With everything that we have in the pipeline, they should be shaking in their shoes. They can’t touch our tech.

Sally: Alright. Let the competition begin.

[ Cellphone rings ] Who is it?

Adam: Hello, dad. Uh…yes, I understand. Well, thank you for letting me know.

Sally: What’d he say?

Adam: Unbelievable.

Billy: Okay, so I think it’s time to focus on some more important matters.

Lily: Okay, what do you have in mind?

Billy: Well, we need to get clear on our messaging. We need to make sure that all our divisions are in one place and they know what they’re doing, and most importantly, we need to land on our logo.

Devon: Mm.

Billy: It’s gonna be everywhere. It’s gonna represent us, and it needs to be good.

Devon: Absolutely. I think that it should represent family unity, right? We’re a new company, but we’re also familiar to people. Brother and sister.

Lily: Yep, forging a new legacy.

Devon: Yeah, I love that.

Lily: This is really gonna work, huh?

Devon: Hell, yeah. I can see katherine and neil looking at us right now.

Lily: Oh, yeah, they’re probably just wondering what took us so long. But I know they are loving this.

Devon: Yeah.

Imani: You were so wonderful, helping us find a doctor to help care for our mother.

Amanda: Yeah, but she called us today and informed us that she’s having more frequent heart palpitations.

Imani: And I’m worried that this could be an indication of a more serious heart problem, which would put her at a higher risk for a stroke.

Amanda: But I am trying to warn imani not to jump to the worst possible conclusion.

Imani: I’m sorry we all can’t be stoic about this.

Amanda: Just because I don’t burst into tears at the mere mention of —

Imani: I’m scared, okay? And I am not gonna apologize for how I feel.

Amanda: I’m just saying that we should wait and see what her doctor has to say.

Nate: Have you scheduled an appointment?

Amanda: No, not yet, but naya did give him permission to contact us, and he’s gonna share any information that he learns from her latest evaluation.

Nate: And how’s she doing otherwise?

Imani: According to mom, she’s been taking her medication religiously and keeping a careful record of her symptoms.

Nate: And there’s no previous indication of heart disease or any other serious condition?

Amanda: No, no.

Nate: Then it bears repeating that thousands of patients live with a-fib and it’s completely treatable.

Amanda: Which means no need to panic.

Imani: It’s always nice to hear it from a doctor’s mouth.

Nate: Okay. Don’t panic.

Imani: Thanks.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Amanda: Oh, it’s — it’s mom’s doctor.

Nate: Take it.

Amanda: I’ll be right back. Hello? Yes, this is amanda sinclair.

Nate: Did you want that to be a three-way call?

Imani: No, amanda’s the right one for this. She’s better at keeping her heart out of the matter. When it comes to me and my mother, I get so emotional.

Nate: Yeah, I understand. I’m close to my mother as well.

Imani: Amanda cares for her very deeply, but it’s different for me. That woman raised me. She taught me everything I know. She’s been a part of my life since I took my first breath. And since my grandfather went to prison, we’ve gotten even closer.

Nate: Makes sense. There’s no one around to control you. You’re free to have a different, freer kind of relationship.

Imani: Mom’s afraid. I know it. I can feel it. And I believe you when you say that her condition might not be dire, but I just can’t stand the thought of losing my mother now. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Sharon: Oh, this is your idea of livening things up?

Nick: Yeah, I’m gonna make beverages in the festive variety for all of us.

Sharon: Well, this is my place of business. I can do it.

Nick: I used to work here, too. Hey, do you remember when we tended bar together?

Noah: Yeah, I still got the scars, man.

Nick: Here’s what I’m thinking — you and me, milkshake party for new hope. We can, you know, chuck some ice cream pints back and forth. We’ll take the chocolate, move it around, behind the back, doing all this kind of stuff, you know, up in the —

Noah: This guy is out of control, man. You’re just asking me to be in my next piece.

Nick: No, no, no, no, no. I will wow the crowds and give them exactly what they want and impress them with my milkshake moves, milkshake moves. Let’s go, come on. Who’s up?

Nate: Are you feeling better now?

Imani: Thank you so much.

Nate: If you’ll excuse me for a moment.

Imani: Oh, of course.

Nate: Hey.

Elena: Hi. I thought you had a meeting at chancellor tonight. I decided to pick up dinner for us on my way back from the hospital.

Nate: Wow, great minds think alike. I was gonna grab you some dinner, then steal a kiss or two, then head back to my meeting.

Elena: Oh, well, that’s so sweet of you. Thank you. So did imani volunteer to carry your takeout bags or…?

Nate: [ Chuckles ] She is here with amanda. Their mother got some troubling news about her health.

Elena: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

Nate: I did my best to try to convince her that everything should be okay. Thank you. Why don’t I drive you home so you can dig into your food?

Elena: No, no, no. You get back to your meeting. I’ll stay and offer my doctorly advice in case they have any questions.

Amanda: Elena, hi.

Imani: What did the doctor say?

Amanda: Well, he said that there is no cause for concern because there is no evidence of any serious underlying condition.

Nate: Does he want you to schedule additional check-ups?

Amanda: Yeah, just to monitor the situation. And mom has to call if she has any other episodes.

Imani: So she’ll be alright?

Amanda: If she follows her doctor’s orders, she will be fine.

Imani: [ Sighs ] Thank god.

Elena: That’s great news.

Nate: Did you want me to give devon an update?

Amanda: No. I just — I didn’t get a chance to tell him about this, and i wanted to wait until I had more information. And he has so much on his mind right now. I just —

Nate: Okay, I’ll leave that up to you, then.

Amanda: Thank you.

Nate: I’ll see you later tonight.

Elena: Yeah.

Amanda: Night, nate.

Nate: Night.

Elena: You ladies mind if i join you for a drink?

Amanda: No, no, absolutely not. Please.

Adam: Victoria and nikki are going out of town so victoria can “clear her head.”

Sally: She’s going on vacation?

Adam: It must have been terribly stressful for her to realize that she almost handed over the company to her con artist husband, and then was saved by yours truly. I mean, the poor woman, she deserves a little downtime at a european spa.

Sally: The self-care rituals of the rich and powerful.

Adam: Why can’t dad see that she’s unfit to run newman?

Sally: It’s up to us to open his eyes.

Adam: Well, victoria and ashland are never gonna find their way back to each other if she’s on a different continent.

Sally: Yeah, but how long does a spa trip take, a week, two?

Adam: She can’t come back soon enough.

Sally: You really want this to happen fast.

Adam: Victoria and ashland are clearly interested in reuniting, so I just would appreciate if they would stop avoiding the inevitable and move it along.

Sally: Okay, let’s just take a minute and consider another option. Perhaps this trip isn’t actually an obstacle in our path. What if it’s a blessing in disguise?

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Sally: From the looks of things, ashland isn’t going anywhere. We’ve only started laying the groundwork to convince him not to give up on victoria and victoria to forgive him.

Adam: So how does my sister’s stay at a european spa help us achieve our goal?

Sally: Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and all of that. The more distance victoria puts between them, the more she misses him.

Adam: Do you really believe that? Or are you just trying to talk me down?

Sally: [ Sighs ] We have to be patient. We knew from the beginning this was going to be a slow and challenging scheme.

Adam: Well, the more time that passes, the less predictable things are gonna become. We cannot fail.

Sally: Because if we do, you will not become the ceo of newman enterprises.

Adam: And you will lose you shot at becoming ceo of newman media. I know how much you’ve enjoyed your brief tenure in that chair.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Can you really live being stuck in second place when you know how good it feels to be number one?

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Noah: That mocha was —

Sharon: Surprisingly delicious.

Nick: Why are you shocked? I was an owner of this place, too, at one point.

Sharon: No, I’m just saying.

Nick: You think it was a fluke? Fine, I’ll make you another.

Sharon: No, no more caffeine. I will not be able to sleep tonight.

Nick: Okay, I’ll skip the caffeine and go right to just a tower of whipped cream. Chocolate shavings, little cherry on top?

Noah: Oh, it is your favorite part of any drink.

Sharon: It is not.

Nick: It most certainly is. We have many photos proving that you love whipped cream. Lots of memories. You love all things frothy, sharon.

Sharon: Okay, fine, guilty as charged. But no more drinks.

Nick: Alright. But you could do some chocolate.

Sharon: Now you’re talking.

Both: Double fudge brownie.

Noah: Coming right up. And by that, I mean dad will go get one for you and for me, ’cause we both know how much you hate eating brownies alone.

Nick: I live to serve.

Noah: And make sure that’s floating on top of a giant cloud of whipped cream, okay?

Sharon: With a cherry on top.

Noah: And there’s an extra little tip in it for you if you dance it out to the table.

Nick: Oh.

Imani: I hate this feeling of helplessness, like there’s nothing we can do for mom.

Elena: That’s not true at all. There’s plenty you can do. You can go with her to all of her appointments.

Amanda: And I will check in on her more often, I promise.

Imani: At least we have friends like nate and you, of course, elena, to hold our hands through all of this.

Elena: It’s difficult being called on to care for our elders when we’re used to being the ones who are cared for. I moved in with my uncle jett when he got sick, until he was back on his feet, and I remember feeling really scared, not knowing what was gonna happen next. But in the end, he recovered. And luckily, I ended up starting a whole new life here in genoa city.

Imani: Are you saying you originally came to town for your uncle?

Elena: Yeah, yeah, a few years ago now. That’s actually how I met devon. His sister ana is my uncle jett’s daughter.

Imani: And you and devon were together for quite some time.

Elena: I don’t know if I’d say all that.

Imani: Ah, and then you started dating nate. But, you know, I never heard the juicy part in the middle of the story. Like, why did you and devon call it quits? I mean, if you don’t mind sharing.

Elena: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: I was about to send out a search-and-rescue team for you.

Nate: I’m sorry that took longer than expected.

Billy: No harm, no foul as long as it’s as good as it smells.

Nate: I hope you managed to nail down some details while i was gone.

Devon: Yeah, we were actually able to accomplish a lot.

Billy: Yeah, I’ll e-mail you a bunch of notes that I took.

Nate: Thanks. You know, I’ve been thinking a lot about this, not just the launch, but some of the ideas we discussed about the company moving forward.

Lily: Yeah, let’s hear it.

Nate: Well, this merger’s gonna generate a lot of attention, and I think you need to promote the company not just as a family business whose combined entities will continue to make an impact on a regional and national level, but one that’s going to —

Lily: Prepare for global domination?

Nate: Yes, absolutely. Go big.

Devon: Big? You sound like a real risk-taker, man.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Why not?

Devon: Well, I mean, we’ve always known you as a guy to be really more like a “follow the rules” type of dude, you know?

Lily: I know. Who knew that nate was this business phenom just waiting to be unleashed?

Devon: Been suppressing all this pent-up frustration or something?

Nate: No, no, I wouldn’t say I was frustrated before. It’s more like I’m filled with an aspiration I never knew existed until now, you know?

Lily: Wow.

Nate: So please raise your expectation.

Lily: Wow, okay, you hired him.

Devon: I — no, that was you, actually.

Nate: It was a group decision. You brought me into the fold, and I intend to make the two of you and neil very proud.

Lily: Aww. [ Chuckles ] For people who are a little intense about hydration.

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Amanda: Elena’s past is her business.

Imani: I didn’t realize it was top secret.

Amanda: Maybe you didn’t realize, but my sister has a really hard time knowing when to stop.

Imani: Okay, yes, I can be a little too curious. Good thing I’m not a cat.

Amanda: You don’t need to answer that.

Imani: No, we’re all friends. What you say will not be used against you.

Amanda: Why don’t we just change the subject?

Elena: Okay, hey, hey, hey. It’s fine. I don’t mind talking about it.

Imani: Oh, okay, good. Tell me all the details and don’t leave anything out. What? She said she doesn’t mind.

Elena: Okay. Unfortunately, as much as devon and I loved each other, I think we were growing apart.

Amanda: That is elena’s polite way of saying that it is all my fault.

Elena: That is not true.

Amanda: Okay, 65%. My job brought me to town, and little did I know, I looked exactly like devon’s deceased wife.

Imani: Mm, hilary.

Amanda: Yes.

Elena: Her twin. But none of us knew that at the time.

Amanda: If it wasn’t for nate pushing me to get that dna test…

Imani: So you were dating nate and you were dating devon. How did everything end?

Elena: Nate and I worked together. We spent a lot of hours in the clinic together. And he was just really kind and supportive when it felt like devon was pulling away from me. And one night, we gave in to our attraction.

Imani: No. No, you didn’T.

Amanda: Imani, just —

Imani: No, I’m just saying neither you nor nate seem like —

Elena: The type of people who would do something like that. Yeah, we didn’t think so either. But I guess there’s just something undeniable between us.

Imani: That must have been a very painful time for everyone involved.

Elena: It was. For amanda, as well, since she was seeing nate at the time.

Amanda: Yeah, but we weren’t serious.

Elena: Still, it was a betrayal.

Imani: So how did devon find out?

Elena: I told him everything.

Imani: He must have been furious.

Elena: Yeah, and rightfully so. He ended things with me and he got in a huge fight with nate. Permanently injuring his hand. That’s actually the reason why nate can’t perform surgery anymore. And it’s one of the reasons why he’s chosen to change his career path.

Imani: Which brings us to now. Amanda and devon, you and nate. That’s incredible. After all the people who got hurt and the lives that were forever changed, you guys are all so close again. That says a lot.

Amanda: So do you, imani. Too much.

Imani: [ Chuckles ] Well, it’s good to know that time really can heal some wounds.

Elena: Yeah, time and a lot of hard work to earn forgiveness. But I think everything worked out how it was meant to.

Imani: Hmm.

Elena: And not only are we neighbors, but we are also friends.

Amanda: To good friends who have already been through the worst.

Elena: Yes, so the best is yet to come.

[ Laughter ]

Nate: We burned through more than half the items on our list.

Devon: We sure did, and i suggest that we leave the rest of the decisions for tomorrow. Tackle them in the morning.

Lily: Oh, come on, really? We just got our second wind. You’re gonna leave?

Nate: You and billy work together and live together. You’re not constantly trying to carve out some time for your partner the way I am.

Lily: Okay, fine, whatever. Get out. Go home.

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: Alright, thanks, guys. We’ll see you tomorrow.

Devon: Night.

Lily: Bye. Good night. Well, that was a productive meeting.

Billy: Yeah, it was good.

Lily: Anything else you want to say about it?

Billy: No, I think everybody’s on the same page.

Lily: Are we, though?

Billy: What exactly do you mean by that?

Lily: Well, it just seemed like after nate got here, you were kind of in a mood.

Billy: I was in a mood? Why would I be in a mood? No.

Lily: Well, I mean, the other day, devon mentioned that you might be uncomfortable because you’re the only person in the c-suite who’s not family and was wondering if you feel awkward about it.

Billy: And now you’re wondering the same thing.

Lily: Well, I mean, it was in the back of my mind, and now it is in the front of my mind when I saw how quiet you got when we were all chatting. So are you really okay with this merger?

Billy: I am so excited to be a part of this team. I really am. Just as much today as I was when we first started, okay? But the truth?

Lily: Always.

Billy: It’s a little bit difficult sometimes. You know, when you and your family, you and your brother, batting it around a little and you’re baiting each other, it’s great, I love it, you know? I think it’s wonderful, but it’s just a reminder every time, when you start talking about neil, that I’m not part of the family. And maybe that means my position here at the company is not quite as important, you know? The passion that you have, it comes from a different place.

Lily: Yeah, but your contributions are just as important to me as nate’s and devon’S.

Billy: Well, thank you. I appreciate you saying that. Look, this is just something i need to figure out on my own. You know, I need to find my place in this new structure, that’s all.

Lily: Anything I can do to help?

Billy: No, you’re good. I’m gonna do it on my own, but thank you.

Lily: Okay. Well, take all the time that you need.

Sally: Let me give it to you straight.

Adam: I expect no less.

Sally: I didn’t just enjoy my all-too-temporary reign as ceo of newman media. I loved it, every minute of it.

Adam: I am aware.

Sally: Because I love working and creating and seeing a vision through, and, yes, I won’t deny, I enjoy the power. So if having that again is off the table, then I will have to tell you that I’m out. I’m gone, and I will strike out on my own. But I can’t say that, because I’m not going anywhere.

Adam: Well, then I guess i better make sure that I show you how much I appreciate you sticking around.

Sally: You took a leap of faith on me, hiring me as your coo. And it is my absolute pleasure to be your right-hand woman. Staying here at newman media with you is my top priority.

Adam: It’s good to know that I have you in my corner.

Sally: You’ve got me wherever you want me. So no more talk of possible failure. Only positive thoughts and plans.

Adam: Well, you are the expert at seeing five moves ahead. What do we now?

Sally: This. Of course you’ve seen underwear that fits like this…

Billy: What is the nature of insecurity? You know, that feeling that you’re not enough — where does that come from? Maybe it’s a — a rational awareness about your own inabilities. Maybe it’s a little self-pity. Could probably be a little bit of ego in there. You know, not enough people telling you just how great you are. And, look, maybe that is too harsh and maybe that is too cynical. This could simply be a byproduct of the human experience. Whatever it is, I imagine most people want to feel the ground underneath their feet. They want to know that they’re in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing. And that’s the challenging part because there is no one that is going to be able to tell you if you are. That truth…

[ Sighs ] That truth lies with you. Which brings you right back around to insecurity and the wonder — where is your place in this world?

Sharon: That was so fun.

Nick: Well, I know it’s not paris, but…

Sharon: But you got me laughing and I got to see you dance again.

Nick: Well, consider yourself lucky. Not many people get to see that twice in one week.

Sharon: Thank you. It was nice spending time with family. I wish faith could’ve been here, but she’s off with moses.

Nick: You mentioned an empty nest earlier. It’s gonna be hard on you when she leaves, right?

Sharon: Well, I know that faith was off at boarding school at one point, but this is different. When she goes off to college, it’ll be the end of — no, you know what? It’ll be the beginning of her real adult life. A true goodbye on a different level, actually. You know, when she walks out that door for the last time, she steps into the new phase of her life…

Nick: It’s not gonna be easy.

Sharon: I’m gonna miss her like crazy. But don’t you dare tell her i said that because I don’t want her putting her life on hold for any reason whatsoever. I want her to get out there, do things, learn things, meet people, and just become the person she was meant to be.

Nick: Yeah, I want that, too. Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with me.

Devon: Hey. Oh. This is more than just a welcome-home hug.

Amanda: Been a long day.

Devon: Yeah?

Amanda: Yeah.

Devon: What’s wrong?

Amanda: [ Sighs ] Nothing, just — nothing, it’s just my mom is having more frequent a-fib symptoms, and I know that it’s to be expected. I just — I’m sitting here and it’s just — it’s hitting me harder than I thought.

Devon: I’m sorry.

Amanda: But nate and naya’s doctor, they both say there’s nothing to worry about, at least not yet.

Devon: Well, that’s good news, right?

Amanda: Yeah, yeah, no, it is.

Devon: So tell me, why did nate hear about this before i did?

Elena: Mm. Mm! Tell me I’m not still dreaming.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

[ Clears throat ] Why don’t I take you upstairs and tuck you into bed?

Elena: Mm, mnh-mnh. I’m up. How was your meeting?

Nate: It was good. Great, even.

Elena: You know, every time you talk about your job, your face lights up. I’m so happy for you.

Nate: I’m happy for me, too.

[ Both laugh ] So how was hanging out with amanda and imani?

Elena: It was fine on the surface.

Nate: Mnh-mnh. Should I be worried?

Elena: I wouldn’t say all that, but…keep your eyes open. Imani is definitely after you. Go with simparica trio it’s triple protection made simple!

Nate: Imani’s a flirt. She is harmless.

Elena: She certainly loved having you to comfort her today.

Nate: She was upset about her mother. She wanted some reassurance.

Elena: That may be true, but she wants more than that from you.

Nate: Did she say something to you?

Elena: No, she didn’t have to. I could tell.

Nate: You could tell? Okay. Whatever imani may or may not be thinking, there’s only one woman in my heart and on my mind. So please don’t feel threatened by her.

Elena: I don’t, because nothing is gonna come between us.

Amanda: It’s not like I went looking for nate. Imani and I, we were at society and he came in to grab some dinner, and that’s it.

Devon: Yeah, but I must’ve seen him probably like 15 minutes after that, and he never mentioned any of this to me.

Amanda: Well, that’s — that’s actually because I asked him not to. I wanted to be the one to tell you. I wanted to wait till you were done with all of your business for the day. I didn’t want to distract you.

Devon: You’re never a distraction to me. Don’t ever think that, please. When something happens to you, it happens to me, too.

Amanda: Well, I don’t want you to drop everything for every minor emergency.

Devon: It’s not about me dropping everything. It’s about you not holding back if you have something to share. People can cover for me if things get rough. Lily’s there. She can cover. It’s fine. If you have something to talk about, talk to me.

Amanda: I know, but —

Devon: Do you? I’m serious. I want to be there for you, alright? Never doubt that for a second.

Billy: When is insecurity just a passing phase and when does it become a chronic flaw? What’s it take to get yourself out of that place you find yourself in? You feel alone, I get it. Most importantly, I feel that way, too.

Sharon: I know I won’t really be alone when faith goes off to college. I’ll have mariah.

Nick: And what about noah? You just have to think about dinner and he shows up.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] That’s true.

Noah: You guys say something?

Sharon: No.

Nick: No. See? Baby bird’s never leaving the nest, no matter how badly we want to kick him out. Plus, you’re forgetting about someone.

Sharon: Who?

Nick: Me. I’m not going anywhere. And if you get lonely and you want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet, you can always come over and hang out with christian.

Sharon: Does he still like to have his bedtime stories read to him?

Nick: He can be convinced. Especially if it’s you.

Sharon: Well, then I might have to take you up on that.

Adam: Well, that was quite the diversion.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Now we can talk about what our next move is to get ashland and victoria back together.

Adam: While making sure dad doesn’t know what we’re up to.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: He’s having ashland watched, so we could get caught up in that surveillance.

Sally: Well, then we will just have to be very, very careful. Stay off of victor’s radar.

Adam: His goal is to get ashland as far away from genoa city as possible.

Sally: Can’t any of your dad’s hobbies keep him busy, like a golf tournament or a boxing camp?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Hold up.

Sally: Was it something i said?

Adam: A crisis — a crisis that would take his focus off of ashland and force it elsewhere.

Sally: What kind of crisis do you have in mind?

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Kyle: Oh, hey, buddy, not too close to the water!

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I don’t think harrison even noticed us asking ashland to leave. He’s easily distracted by the ducks.

Summer: But if we stay in genoa city, it’s going to be difficult to keep him sheltered from disagreements like that. There aren’t enough ducks to keep him distracted forever.

Kyle: Yeah, well, maybe we’ll catch a break and locke will leave town on his own accord.

Summer: But we can’t count on that. Who knows what ashland’s going to do next? And living in milan makes it easier to protect him from unwanted interference.

Diane: Hello, you two. What a coincidence running into you here.

Kyle: I doubt it’s a coincidence at all.

Esther: Oh, the man who messaged me on the dating app lives here in genoa city.

Chloe: What does he do?

Esther: Mm, he’s in marketing.

Chloe: Hmm, that’s vague. What’s his name?

Esther: Dwight. Oh, he looks quite handsome in his profile photo.

Chloe: Of course he does. Let me see. Okay, the guy in this photo is quite the looker, if that’s really him.

Esther: What do you mean?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Chloe: Ooh, what now?

Esther: Oh, he wants to meet and he’s free right now.

Chloe: Oh, convenient.

Esther: He says he’s intrigued by my profile and he thinks we would have a lot to talk about. And he’d rather do it in person than on the app. Oh, my goodness.

Chloe: What are you doing?

Esther: My lipstick. Oh, my favorite — crimson glow by jabot. Uh.

Chloe: Okay, mom, mom, mom. Stop. You wanted my advice, I am giving it. You cannot meet this guy. He is a walking red flag.

Victoria: Oh, excellent. We look forward to it.

Danke. Auf wiedersehen.

Nikki: Hello.

Victoria: Oh, good morning.

Nikki: How are you?

Victor: Good morning to you.

Victoria: Morning. I’m good. I just scheduled our trip to the spa in gstaad.

Victor: Oh, you’re going to switzerland — how nice.

Nikki: Wait a minute, i thought — I thought they were booked up for months.

Victoria: I know, we got lucky. There was a cancellation. The only drawback is we might have to share a suite.

Nikki: Oh, well, that’s perfectly fine.

Victoria: I know. And I’m sure that we’re gonna get a lot of work done in between our massages and our trips to the sauna.

Nikki: I am so glad you changed your mind about this trip. But let’s not plan on doing too much, ’cause we need to relax.

Victoria: Oh, yes, of course, of course.

Victor: I think the trip will be wonderful for both of you. Get away from this mess here for a while. Things will look different when you come back.

Victoria: What is that supposed to mean? Are you planning some kind of move against ashland?

Ashland: Thank you.

[ Sighs ]

Michael: How’s lunch?

Ashland: Well, actually, i was here for breakfast, and i somehow left my credit card here, so I dropped by to pick it up.

Michael: Oh. If only I had known, I would’ve gotten here earlier and claimed it for myself.

Ashland: Mm.

Michael: That would’ve been quite a shopping spree. Oh, the things I would’ve bought.

Ashland: If you’re hurting for money, I would suggest you talk to your employer.

Michael: Oh, I’m not short of cash. I just think it’s fun to imagine what I could purchase if I were a billionaire like ashland locke. I mean, could I go to south america and buy testimony from doctors? Or entire towns’ police departments?

Ashland: Are you accusing me of these things?

Michael: Maybe. Or maybe I just have a rich fantasy life. You know, I had a lot of time to imagine scenarios when I was stuck in a peruvian jail for weeks.

Ashland: Right, you mentioned you had a rough time down there.

Michael: That’s a wild understatement.

Ashland: Well, if there’s anything I can do to help you put those memories behind you.

Michael: There is, actually. Leave victoria alone. In fact, leave town. Because if you don’t, I’ll be forced to take a series of, you know, unfortunate legal actions against you on victor’s behalf, and I am so trying to avoid that extra work.

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Esther: You know, I don’t think there’s anything troubling about dwight’s invitation. He proposed a walk in the park, not a trip to barbados.

Chloe: Do you know what happens in that park?

Esther: Yeah, picnics, duck feeding, kids playing. I hope there’s nothing untoward going on there. It was named for mrs. C.

Chloe: No, there — there are other warning signs.

Esther: Like what?

Chloe: Like he said he has a lot to talk to you about in person.

Esther: Well, yeah, he was referring to my profile, which you wrote.

Chloe: And what about the speed at which he replied? We put up that profile, and he just responded in like 45 seconds.

Esther: Well, he was eager to meet me.

Chloe: A little too eager, if you ask me. A guy who responds that quickly is up to something. And I think he’s either trying to scam you or sleep with you.

Esther: What do you take me for? You think I’m gonna have sex with this man in the park?

Chloe: Ugh, mom, no, of course not.

Esther: Or I’m gonna give him all my banking information?

Chloe: Mom, I just want you to be safe.

Esther: Look, I can take care of myself. I wasn’t born yesterday.

Chloe: I know, but as we discussed earlier, you have made some poor choices in the past.

Esther: Look, you wanted me to get a life, so we made this profile, put it out there, dwight responded, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Chloe: Sure, but don’t you want to get to know him first online, and then meet face-to-face after some trust has been established?

Esther: Look, I’m not like you, honey. I can’t tap on my phone all day. Mrs. C’s memoir was “live until you die,” not “text until you die.” So that’s what I’m gonna do.

Chloe: [ Sighs ] Okay. But we’re gonna need more than just a little lipstick reapplication. We can’t do a whole full makeover right now, but we can spruce you up. Come on, we’re going to fenmore’S.

Esther: What? Oh, my gosh.

Chloe: Yeah.

Esther: Well, are they having a sale?

Chloe: Oh, don’t worry.

Esther: I don’t know —

Chloe: We’re covered now, okay? You’re fine.

Esther: Okay, but do they have my size?

Chloe: Oh, geez.

Diane: I swear, I didn’t know you were here.

Kyle: All I know is that i asked you to give me space to sort out my feelings, but every time I turn around, there you are.

Diane: I’m not following you. But if you’re not comfortable, i will just be on my way. There are plenty of places to get fresh air on this beautiful day.

Harrison: Summer, look at this huge leaf.

Summer: Oh, wow. That is the biggest leaf I have ever seen. Let’s go see if we can find some more.

Kyle: Summer, um… wait.

Victor: All I was suggesting is that for your mother and you to get away for a while from all this madness around here might be good. You know, you come back with a different perspective.

Nikki: It’s been known to happen.

Victoria: No, I don’t think that’s what you meant. I think that you’re still eager to punish ashland.

Victor: And why does that concern you?

Victoria: Look, we’re just gonna have to accept the fact that he’s going to be staying in town indefinitely. I’ve already ran into him a few times, and I have no desire, none at all, to lock myself in newman tower to avoid him. We’re just gonna have to find a way to co-exist in the same city.

Victor: He’s trying to win you back.

Victoria: No, daddy, that’s not why he’s still here. It’s because of harrison.

Victor: Now, that’s patently absurd. Harrison lives with kyle and summer in milan. They’re only here temporarily. If ashland locke isn’t leaving, then it is not because of the boy.

Victoria: Well, whatever reason, we have to assume that he’s here for the immediate future.

Victor: I will not tolerate that. The man has done too much damage around here.

Victoria: I am not going to debate ashland or his theoretical plans. He’s out of the company. My annulment is almost final. He can’t do our family any more harm.

Victor: Sweetheart, if you still have feelings for that man, he can do a lot of harm.

Victoria: Mom, what did you tell dad?

Ashland: Victor and the rest of the newmans keep trying to scare me into leaving town. It’s not working.

Michael: Clearly. You’re still here.

Ashland: Well, I have my reasons for being here. My son is here, and no one’s gonna keep me from him. Listen, I suggest you tell your boss to save the ridiculous legal fees I’m sure he’s paying you and just…let it go. Live and let live, that kind of thing.

Michael: Sure. I will tell victor newman to turn the other cheek. I think the last guy who told him that is actually missing his cheek. You should know who you’re dealing with by now.

Ashland: I’m not looking for a fight, michael.

Michael: It’s a little too late for that, don’t you think?

Ashland: I have no plans to interfere with victor or any of the newmans.

Michael: Even victoria?

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Okay, I deeply regret the pain i caused victoria. Listen, I know you’re not gonna believe a single word that I say right now, but I’m gonna say it anyway. I absolutely do not want to be the source of any further hardship for victoria, okay? She’s made up her mind about me, and I can’t change it. And I’m done trying.

Michael: I wish I could believe you.

Lauren: But he doesn’T. He’s too smart to believe a son of a bitch like you. Hi, I’m karen.

Michael: Uh, have i introduced you to my wife, lauren? Lauren, ashland. Lauren.

[ Clears throat ]

Ashland: My pleasure.

Lauren: Not mine. I’m the wife of the man you imprisoned for weeks.

Ashland: Well, I suppose i should feel flattered that the two of you think I have that kind of power.

Lauren: Oh, save it. We know what you did.

Ashland: I wish we were meeting under better circumstances.

Lauren: I wish we were meeting at your arraignment.

Ashland: I was just explaining to michael how deeply I regret some of my actions that may have hurt victoria and others.

Lauren: And michael and myself?

Ashland: And I am willing to make amends to anyone who will listen, including the two of you.

Lauren: I’m sure there’s some simpleton who would actually believe that. But I can’t imagine that victoria would be falling for it. I’m certainly not falling for it. I know what kind of man you are.

Ashland: Right. Michael, I apologize for what you went through and I apologize for how you were worried about him.

Lauren: Save the apology, unless, of course, it’s coming at the end of a written confession.

Ashland: That’s not gonna happen.

Lauren: I didn’t think so either. So, you know, I helped send your ex-wife, tara, to prison. And I’m gonna try my best to do the same for you.

Ashland: Have a nice day.

[ Sighs ]

Michael: [ Chuckles ] That was more fired up than I’ve seen you in ages.

Lauren: What’s going on here? Why are you even talking to him?

Michael: I had something to say to him, just like you.

Lauren: You’re not gonna stop working for victor, are you?

Nikki: Victoria, I have not betrayed your confidence. What we discussed remains private.

Victoria: Well, then why did you say that?

Nikki: Because your father knows you well enough to sense what you’re going through.

Victor: I suspected you still have feelings for that S.O.B. Your reaction confirms it now.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Yes, okay? He still has a place in my heart. And I’m just finding it hard to let that go. But I will. I will, dad. Every — every time I run into him, I’m — I’m fighting off these feelings. And, no, that doesn’t mean that I’m gonna fall prey to his manipulations. My anger far outweighs any affection that I still have for him, but I am just — I don’t want to spend all this energy being angry at ashland and despising him. In fact, I don’t want to feel any emotion for him at all. I want to exorcise him from my brain and from my heart. Which is exactly why we’re going to switzerland. I think a little time away will do just that.

Kyle: Hey, buddy, there’s someone I want you to meet. This is diane. I knew her when I was a little boy like you.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Hello, harrison. You remind me so much of your daddy when he was your age. Your smile is just like his. You know, I like that leaf. It’s big. But where I come from in california, we have palm trees, and those leaves are as big as me.

Harrison: That’s too big.

Diane: [ Laughs ] You’re right, but they’re not scary. Maybe you can come to california and see them for yourself sometime.

Summer: Kyle, we should go. We need to get back.

Kyle: Yeah, right, right. It was, um…good to see you.

Diane: It was very good.

Summer: Come on, harrison. Let’s go home and get back to grandpa jack, okay?

Diane: Alright, bye, harrison. I hope to see you again sometime.

Summer: Okay.

Diane: Thank you. Ubrelvy helps u fight migraine attacks.

Lauren: You know we discussed this. You swore to me that you were not going to get sucked into victor’s nefarious plots and that you were gonna work on us.

Michael: I didn’t say I was walking away from victor. I said i’d consider it. And I did. I even went to him to explain to him that I needed to step back.

Lauren: Oh. And what happened?

Michael: I realized that victor and his family need my legal skill now more than ever.

Lauren: I don’t buy that. They could hire an army of lawyers. That’s not what this is about. This is about ashland.

Michael: I’m worth more than a random army of lawyers.

Lauren: I am not questioning your brilliant legal mind.

Michael: Thank you.

Lauren: You yourself said you wanted to keep ashland accountable for what he did to you, and I believe that victor is using that as bait to keep you around.

Michael: It is not as simple as that.

Lauren: Don’t — don’t deny that. Now tell me exactly how you’re gonna get ashland.

Michael: My approach is all boring legalese. It’s a ton of paperwork. I’m gonna bury the man in legal procedure, and — and this time, it’s not gonna be anymore dangerous than filing a motion.

Lauren: Nothing risky at all?

Michael: No, no, and if there’s any hint that it even approaches a line, I’ll quit, I’ll walk away.

Lauren: Is that right?

Michael: Yes. Now, can we enjoy some of the quality time I promised you by ordering brunch?

Lauren: I’ve lost my appetite.

Summer: That was intense.

Kyle: Well, all things considered, I think it went about as well as we could’ve expected.

Summer: [ Sighs ] As much as I love being in genoa city, if we decide to stay here and she sticks around, there’s gonna be a lot more run-ins like that.

Kyle: Mm, I think I need some sugar in my coffee. Harrison, we’re gonna step over here and fix our coffees. Do you need anything? Cool. Here’s the thing — yes, it threw me when my mother showed up, but it wasn’t that bad, was it? I thought she respected my boundaries.

Summer: Maybe her turning up at the park was a coincidence, but I think we need a game plan for if she orchestrates more meetings like that in the future.

Kyle: Okay, you’re right. We need to establish rules and guidelines.

Summer: You have such a big heart. You want things to work out with diane so badly. I’m just — I’m afraid that she’s gonna take advantage of that. That she’ll push for more access to harrison. Unless…you want to give her more access?

Chelsea: Kyle, summer, i didn’t know you were back in town.

Summer: Hi, chelsea. Hi, connor. Wow, you have gotten so big.

Chelsea: He is gonna be taller than me any day now. You remember summer and kyle?

Connor: Sure. Hi. Is harrison here?

Summer: Yeah, he’s right over there.

[ Laughter ]

Connor: I still have some little kid games on my tablet. Can I show them to him?

Kyle: Yeah, usually we like to limit his screen time, but i think it’s a perfect idea for today.

Summer: He worships older kids. That’s really thoughtful. Thank you.

Chelsea: So I don’t want to intrude, but tell me everything about milan. What’s it like at marchetti? Are you crushing it?

[ Both chuckle ] How long are you two in town for?

Dwight: Esther?

Esther: Dwight? Oh, you look just like your picture.

Dwight: Oh, is that a good thing?

[ Both laugh ]

Esther: Oh, it’s wonderful.

Dwight: Oh, sorry.

Esther: Oh, my goodness. Oh, thank you for the flowers. They’re — they’re lovely. Beautiful. It’s a beautiful day, don’t you think? I mean, do you come to this park often? I — I don’t want to brag, but it was named for my friend katherine.

Dwight: Oh, really? That’s very interesting. And how did you know katherine chancellor?

Esther: Oh, I was her maid for decades. I took care of her house and other things, and we ended up being really good friends. I miss her every day.

Dwight: Sorry for your loss. I know how hard that can be. So I read in your profile that you are a house manager.

Esther: Oh, well, actually, I’m retireD. I spend my time watching my grandkids miles and bella, and chloe says I spoil them, but i think it’s my well-earned privilege.

Dwight: That’s a very important job.

Esther: I don’t know about that, but it’s fun.

Dwight: Um…see, I don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s somebody standing behind that column, and I think they’re watching us.

Esther: Oh. My daughter told me that there were some strange things going on in this park.

Dwight: Well, don’t worry about it. I’ll handle this. Uh, hello? We see you. Can you come out from there? Who are you?

Esther: Chloe?!

Chloe: [ Chuckles ]

Dwight: Hi.

Esther: Oh. I’m susan and I’m 52

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Summer: Milan is awesome. Work is good. It’s a lot of hours.

Chelsea: I’m sure. That’s a huge job.

Summer: As for how long we’re staying in town…

Kyle: Yeah, we were just in town for tessa and mariah’s wedding.

Chelsea: Of course.

Summer: Oh, you designed their dresses. They looked amazing.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Kyle: Yeah, I don’t usually notice things like that, but they were perfect for those brides.

Chelsea: Well, they had a lot of input, actually.

Summer: That takes a really skilled designer, though, to be able to take notes from a client and make them feel heard while not compromising your vision. I was really impressed.

Chelsea: Well, thank you. Sounds like you’re speaking from experience.

Summer: Let’s just say there’s a lot of egos to juggle at marchetti.

Kyle: It’s why I always have a nice glass of chianti waiting for her at home.

Chelsea: Well, you are such a good husband.

Summer: I read about your new line with chloe at fenmore’s, by the way. How is it going?

Chelsea: Great. Great. It feels like old times.

Summer: That’s amazing. And how is it working with lauren?

Chelsea: A dream. She just lets us do our thing.

Summer: And production is ramping up? How are the facilities? Are there any supply-chain issues or —

Chelsea: No, it’s been like clockwork. No major bumps in the road. Chloe and I have been really hitting our stride since we left newman media and sally spectra.

Summer: Hmm, don’t even get me started on her. I’m just glad that you and chloe are teamed up again. You guys are amazing together. I expect big things from you two.

Chelsea: Well, we expect big things from ourselves, too.

Summer: As you should. I’m just really excited. I have a feeling that your talents are gonna be in demand.

Dwight: You know her?

Esther: This is my daughter that I was telling you about.

Chloe: Sorry for the intrusion.

[ Chuckles ] Apologies all around. I just — you know, I just wanted to make sure that my mom was safe. You can never be too careful these days.

Esther: You did a great job, so you can go now. I will fill you in later.

Chloe: Are you sure?

Esther: Chloe!

Chloe: It was very nice to meet you, dwight. Flowers — nice touch.

Dwight: Hope to see you again.

Esther: I’m so sorry about that.

Dwight: Oh, no, no, no, no, don’t be. I think it’s very nice that you have a daughter that’s concerned for you.

Esther: Well, she has a suspicious nature.

Dwight: Really? Suspicious of me? My goodness. Why?

Esther: Well, you responded to my profile so quickly, and you said we had a lot to talk about. I guess my daughter doesn’t find me all that interesting.

Dwight: Well, I certainly do. I wrote to you because of the overlap in our jobs.

Esther: I don’t understand. I thought you were in marketing?

Dwight: Yes, marketing for countess green’s cleaning products.

Esther: My favorite.

Dwight: Yes, well, I thought that we might have that in common.

Esther: Well, to be honest, dwight, I wasn’t a very good housekeeper. Mrs. Chancellor would tell me that all the time. So I needed to find the best products that would do the work for me.

Dwight: Countess green’s motto.

Esther: Yeah, “we do the work”…

“So you don’t have to.”

Esther: [ Laughs ] Yes.

[ Both laugh ] Oh, my goodness.

[ Laughs ] Oh.

Michael: Ooh, hello, everyone. Excuse the interruption. Victor, your assistant ratted you out.

Nikki: Oh, no, it’s fine. Victoria and I are just finalizing some details for our european spa getaway.

Michael: Oh, that sounds lovely. I hope you don’t mind if I steal victor for a moment. Victor, do you have time to step out for a coffee?

Victor: Michael, it’s alright, okay? We can speak freely. We all want what’s best for newman enterprises.

Victoria: I’m sure I know what this is about. And as I said earlier, I don’t want to waste any more of my energy on this matter.

Michael: Uh…okay, are we talking about the same matter?

Victoria: Yes, yes, we are. Ashland. I don’t want to hear about him or your plans. In fact, all I want to focus on right now is our trip to switzerland.

Michael: Oh, lauren and i just came back from france. It was rejuvenating. I mean, it gave us a total shift in perspective. I needed to have some time off to put some recent unpleasant… activities behind me. That trip really gave me some clarity.

Victoria: I’m glad to hear that. I’m hoping for a similar reset. But if we’re gonna go, I should get home and start packing for our trip. Mom, will you come with me?

Nikki: Of course. We’ll talk later.

Victor: Bye, sweetheart. What have you come up with?

Michael: Oh, I think I found a solution for getting ashland out of town. Entresto is the number one heart failure brand

Michael: I think we hit ashland with a barrage of legal actions — civil suits exposing his fraud.

Victor: Unh-unh. I don’t think we should expose his fraud. That would reflect badly on victoria. Make the company look weak.

Michael: But it will never get to that. It won’t go public. He’s too terrified of what we could find in the discovery phase. No, we’re gonna make things so uncomfortable for ashland that he is gonna give in and he’s gonna agree to leave town. In fact, I ran into him and suggested that we would hit him with legal action if he didn’t get out of genoa city.

Victor: How did that go over?

Michael: Well, he seemed determined to stay, so I think we should begin the process immediately. We’re gonna bury that man in legalities. He is going to spend a good chunk of your good-riddance money on lawyers. We’re gonna make this so expensive, time-consuming, and painful for him that’s he’s gonna surrender and we will force him to leave town as part of the settlement.

Victor: That’s your plan? I don’t believe it.

Michael: What don’t you believe?

Victor: You’re playing it safe. And I think I know why.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Are you okay?

Ashland: Um, I’m fine. Why do you ask?

Diane: Oh, you just look how I feel.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashland: Well, normally i have a pretty good poker face, but you caught me off guard.

Diane: You must have a lot on your mind.

Ashland: I do.

Diane: Me too. But I get it. Sometimes it’s just too hard to hide behind a fake smile.

Ashland: I couldn’t agree more.

Kyle: You want to explain what you were up to with chelsea?

Summer: What do you mean? She offered to take connor and harrison for ice cream. I didn’t do anything.

Kyle: Not that. I’m talking about the fashion stuff. You had a lot of questions.

Summer: I was gathering information. I don’t know what I’m gonna do with it yet, but it’s good to have. I mean, if jabot did bail out marchetti, then we would lose some people. We would need new designers, production experts, vendors.

Kyle: I see.

Summer: And that is a big “if,” especially after today, running into diane and ashland. I said I loved being around family, but I wasn’t including them.

Kyle: I know.

Summer: How are you feeling about potentially moving back here?

Kyle: I have no idea.

Summer: I understand. I mean, if it was just us, i would say let’s do it, but my instinct is to protect harrison from those two.

Kyle: Yeah, I can’t even wrap my head around ashland yet. I’m still torn about whether i should give my mother a second chance, and after seeing her in the park with harrison today…

Summer: It triggered some memories for you?

Kyle: Yeah, she was good with him. Like she was with me. She was a warm, loving mother. Those memories, they’re real. I spent years locking them away because I was dealing with the grief of her death. And also because I heard the terrible stories about the things she did.

Summer: She’s confirmed that those stories are true.

Kyle: I know. But after seeing her in the park with my son today, those good memories are true, too.

Summer: I’m glad that she adhered to your boundaries today. She didn’t run up screaming, “I’m your grandma, harrison,” but that’s not to say that she’ll adhere to them tomorrow.

Kyle: I think it says she’ll follow my lead with harrison and take things slow.

Summer: But you can take things slow, too. Remember that. You don’t have to make a decision about diane right now. And you can always change your mind.


Chloe: How did it go? Tell me everything.

Esther: Well, I am quite taken with dwight. He knows so much about cleaning supplies.

Chloe: I’m sure. All the good ones do.

Esther: I’m really glad that the app put us together, but give me face-to-face conversation any time.

Chloe: I’m really happy for you, mom, but please take this slow.

Esther: Don’t worry, honey. I’m not gonna pin all my hopes on this one man. It was a lovely afternoon, exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for your help.

Chloe: I know I almost ruined it by spying on you, and i should trust you. And I’m sure if you think he’s a good guy, I’m sure he is. But please no wedding bells any time soon. I can’t handle that.

Esther: “Men aren’t necessary, but it’s nice to have them around in case you need something heavy lifted.”

Chloe: [ Chuckles ] That sounds more like katherine than you.

Esther: Yeah, well, yes, it is from her book. But it’s true. You know, I’m quite content with my life, honey. But it makes me really happy to do all I do for miles and bella. It’s a blessing.

Chloe: Well, it is so lovely to hear that, and it makes me happy knowing that you’re happy.

Esther: Thanks, sweetie. You know, we should go. I have cookies to bake.

Chloe: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh.

[ Gasps ] Oh, well, will you look at that? Mr. Cleaning supplies wants another date.

Esther: Really?

Kyle: I think that unless i cut off my mother entirely right now, harrison will eventually find out who she is.

Summer: Probably.

Kyle: And once that happens, we can’t suddenly remove her from his life.

Summer: I understand. There are no easy answers. But if you let diane back into your life, do it for you. Don’t do it for harrison or for diane or anyone else. You are the one that she abandoned as a child, and I know that letting her back into your life may seem like a way to heal, but I’m not so sure. You need to do what’s healthiest for you.

Kyle: Thank you. I needed to hear that. But I can tell you don’t want me to reconnect with her.

Summer: It scares me.

Kyle: But you’re not forcing your opinions on me.

Summer: I will respect whatever you decide, but…

Kyle: But what?

Summer: If diane hurts you or harrison in any way, believe me, I will make her regret it.

Ashland: Have a seat.

Diane: Thanks. Diane.

Ashland: Ashland.

Diane: Oh. You’re harrison’s other father.

Ashland: Well, there was a time when I was his only father.

Diane: Is that the reason you look so down?

Ashland: There are too many reasons to get into, but, yes, having him pushed out of my life is one of them. How do you know about harrison?

Diane: I’m his grandmother.

Ashland: You’re kyle’s mother?

Diane: That’s right.

Ashland: I thought —

Diane: I — I know. But like you said, there are too many reasons to get into. Anyway, I had the pleasure of meeting harrison for the first time today. He’s adorable.

Ashland: Yes, he is. This is — this is interesting. Maybe we have more in common than just having a bad day.

Victor: I know you promised lauren you’d have more free time and that I would no longer give you any dangerous assignments, right?

Michael: That’s right.

Victor: That’s why you came up with this idea of inundating ashland locke with lawsuits. You’re forgetting the fact that he has had hundreds of lawsuits against him. He has enough financial resources to fight them off. We’ll never get rid of that son of a bitch.

Michael: You got a better idea?

Victor: We got to rethink this. I don’t think that harrison — that boy is the reason that ashland locke is still staying in town. You know that kyle and summer are about to take him back to milan.

Michael: Maybe.

Victor: What do you mean maybe?

Michael: I’ve heard that summer and kyle are delaying their return, that they’re sticking around for a while.

Victor: Huh.

Michael: So maybe harrison is the reason ashland’s still here.

Victor: Hmm. Well, in that case, maybe the boy is ashland locke’s achilles heel.

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