Y&R Transcript Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Cork pops ]

[ Conversations continue ]

Nick: You know, you should be really proud of yourself. You pulled off the wedding for the ages, and you did it in no time at all.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Um, I helped out a little. No, the best thing about tonight is mariah and tessa.

Nick: They look so happy. Uh…I don’t know. Do you, uh — you want to dance?

Sharon: Um…thank you, but, you know, you mentioned that rey really loved to dance, and chance had suggested that to me, too, but I don’t know.

Nick: Yeah. I get it.

Sharon: Um, but you should get out there. You don’t want to put this great outfit to waste.

Nick: I mean, I am really crushing this outfit. I know.

Sharon: Sure.

[ Both laugh ] Um, you know what? Hey, you should ask summer. She looks like she might want to dance with her dad.

Nick: Yeah. I shouldn’t pass up an opportunity to embarrass all of my children tonight.

Sharon: I absolutely agree. Do it.

Nick: So, you sure?

Sharon: Yeah. Positive.

Nick: Alright.

Phyllis: I’m having so much fun, the most fun I’ve had in a really long time. Let’s go dance again.

Jack: Ordinarily, I would say yes, but I see allie across the room there by herself. Do you mind if I ask her?

Phyllis: No. Do it. Definitely.

Jack: Thank you.

Phyllis: We’ll dance later.

Jack: Well, hi there.

Allie: Hi.

Jack: Would you like to dance?

Allie: Oh, I’m not sure, jack. I don’t usually dance at weddings.

Jack: We should definitely change that.

Allie: Alright. If you say so.

Summer: [ Laughs ] You are having too much fun.

Nick: Well, I’m gonna have to ice my knees later.

Summer: [ Laughs ] I love you.

Nick: I love you, too, supergirl.

Kyle: Hey, sorry to bust in on…whatever’s going on here.

Summer: Oh, my dad is just showing off.

Kyle: Do you mind if I borrow summer for a minute?

Nick: Uh… yeah, why not? You’ve seen all my best moves anyway. I’m gonna go dance with the brides.

Summer: Alright. Don’t hurt yourself. You okay? What’s wrong?

Kyle: My mother’s here. She would like to say hello.

Summer: Now? Why?

[ Up-tempo music playing ]

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[ Cheers and applause ]

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Kyle: Summer…my mother.

Summer: Hi. It’s been a long time.

Diane: Yes, it has. But I’ve been able to follow you and your career a bit over the years, and I’m — I’m so impressed with what a successful and lovely woman you’ve become. Oh, and congratulations on your own wedding. Clearly, you make my son very happy.

Summer: I do my best. He makes me extremely happy, as well.

Diane: That’s wonderful. Love is hard to find and even harder to keep. Uh, so, um, now that kyle and i have reconnected, I was hoping that maybe you and I could get re-acquainted, as well. Well, I-I’m not saying that we’re all of a sudden going to become best friends, but I was hoping that slowly, over time, we could forge some kind of relationship. I mean, I — I am your mother-in-law. Although I promise I won’t be the typical, annoying kind.

Summer: Nothing about this is typical.

Jack: [ Groans ] Oh, that looks like trouble.

Phyllis: Hell no. Look what she’s trying to do. I see it. She’s trying to insinuate herself into my daughter’s life. That’s not gonna happen. I’m gonna put a stop to that right —

Jack: No, no, no, don’t go.

Phyllis: Why not?

Jack: Because, as you said yourself, if you go over there, it will only escalate things. This is tessa and mariah’s big day. Let’s be fair to them.

Kevin: Hey, that toast you gave was so beautiful. It bordered on being intimidating. I’m glad you went after me ’cause it would have been too hard to follow that tear-jerker.

Crystal: Are you kidding? I was a wreck having to follow you. Yours was so poignant and true.

Mariah: Guys, it’s not a contest.

[ Laughter ]

Tessa: Both toasts were amazing.

Mariah: Yep.

Tessa: But I still cannot believe that you’re here.

Crystal: Sometimes it doesn’t even feel real.

Tessa: But it is.

Crystal: I’m hoping I can thank your brother for everything he did to help get the charges against me dropped so that I could come back to town.

Kevin: Yeah, I’m sure that can be arranged.

Crystal: Yeah.

Kevin: How long are you here for?

Crystal: I’m not sure.

Tessa: If it were up to me, she would stay forever, but tonight is good for starters.

Mariah: Well, why don’t we raise a toast to crystal?

Crystal: Ah.

Mariah: Welcome back.

Kevin: Yes.

Crystal: Thank you.

[ Light laughter ]

Tessa: And now can we talk about your dresses? I mean, incredible.

Chloe: I know. Chelsea did such an amazing job. I’m sorry that she couldn’t be here.

Mariah: Oh, yeah, she was fantastic, you know? She incorporated all of our very, very specific ideas. She was creative, collaborative. It was fantastic.

Tessa: Yes, they’re so original and tailored to us.

Chloe: Well, I will pass along the message. I’m sure she will love to hear it.

Mariah: I still can’t believe that we had our dream wedding without a hitch. I mean, there are so many things that could have gone wrong, right?

Kevin: Nothing would dare go wrong on friday the 13th. It’d be too on the nose.

Mariah: You have a good point there. Hey, uh, everybody, listen up! To friday the 13th!

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Mariah: [ Laughing ] Oh, my gosh! Hey, mom!

Sharon: Hey!

Mariah: Why aren’t you out there?

Sharon: Oh…

Mariah: We could have a mother/daughter dance. Or — or we could have a mother/daughter dance-off.

Sharon: Ohh.

Mariah: Come on.

Sharon: I don’t know. I’m just really enjoying watching you two.

Mariah: [ Laughs ]

Tessa: Oh, wait, you got some cake, though, right?

Sharon: Yes, I had cake. It was so good. And you know what? Everything about this evening is just phenomenal.

Mariah: Well, I’m not gonna argue with you there. Um, do you want some more champagne? Would you like some?

Sharon: Sure. Oh, actually, this is perfect because I’ve been meaning to grab a moment to toast you two. Um… I couldn’t be happier or more proud of the two of you. And I couldn’t be more honored to witness your love and your union tonight. Here’s to a lifetime together and to all of your dreams coming true.

Mariah: Thank you, mom.

Tessa: It means so much… mom.

Sharon: I’ll take it. It feels good. It feels right.

Tessa: Yeah.

Sharon: I love you both.

Mariah: Thank you. Love you. Mwah!

Sharon: Oh!

[ Light laughter ]

Noah: You having a good time?

Allie: Yeah. Yeah, I am.

Noah: Listen, I’d, uh — I’d like to apologize to you.

Allie: For what?

Noah: Making corny jokes at crimson lights when we first met.

Allie: [ Laughing ] Oh, that.

Noah: Yeah. I promise no more abbott/newman family-feud humor.

Allie: That’s a relief because I am not very good at pretending to laugh.

Noah: Yeah, I got that.

[ Both chuckle ]

Allie: So, I heard that you are responsible for the themes and decor of this wedding. Is that true?

Noah: Yeah, I had a little bit of input.

Allie: Ah. Well, it’s quite…fanciful.

Noah: “Fanciful.” That’s a — that’s an interesting word choice.

Allie: Well, I like to be specific with my words. I feel like saying you love something these days is really meaningless. Don’t you think?

Noah: Yeah. Yeah, I feel the same way. Alright. Fanciful. I’ll take it as a compliment.

Allie: Good. It was meant as one. So, abby said you’re an artist?

Noah: I was an artist.

Allie: Does anyone stop being an artist once they are one?

Noah: It’s complicated.

Allie: Yeah, well, most things are.

Noah: Yeah.

Allie: So, what kind of art do you do?

Noah: I’ve made a couple installations around the world for the past few years. I was based in london for a while. Obviously not there anymore. And I no longer do that kind of work.

Allie: What made you stop?

Noah: I just got burnt out. And I felt like I needed a change. I wanted to come back home. So, what do you think of genoa city so far?

Abby: Hmm.

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Abby: Well, it looks like they’re getting along better than they did at crimson lights.

Chance: Yeah, well, at least he’s a familiar face. I mean, this has to be overwhelming for allie, meeting all these new people.

Abby: Yeah, especially since some of them are family members that she never knew existed.

Chance: Well, I hope everyone’s been as welcoming as you have.

Abby: Yes. I mean, I feel, as a abbott-newman-chancellor, the more family members, the merrier, right? I am worried about my uncle jack. It’s got to be hard on him. Finding out that keemo died. Then he has a granddaughter that he never met and she’s all grown up. I mean, and diane coming back from the dead.

Chance: Have you got a chance to talk to him one-on-one yet?

Abby: No, not since our family interrogation of diane the other day.

Summer: Diane, I’m not sure how much “get to know you” time we’re gonna have while we’re here.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Can I just say something? I haven’t always been an honest person, but I have worked really hard to become one. That’s how kyle and I have been dealing with each other, with brutal honesty at times. So, you don’t have to beat around the bush or be overly polite. You can be frank. You can tell me how you feel.

Summer: Okay. Well… I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around your return. And what you did to kyle as a boy — I think it’s awful. But you aren’t my mother. So I’m taking my husband’s lead. I care about what he’s feeling first and foremost, and I’m going to love and support him while he sorts through all of this.

Diane: I appreciate that. I admire it. And I agree that what I did was horrible. And I’m just praying that kyle will eventually find a way to forgive me.

Summer: I’m not gonna make a scene, okay? I’m not gonna do that. I’m just gonna go over there and tell diane in no uncertain terms that she’s not wanted here without anyone noticing.

Jack: Okay, don’t take this the wrong way. I’m just having a little trouble believing that.

Phyllis: I own a hotel. I throw people out on their butt every day very discreetly.

Jack: Okay.

Phyllis: Okay what? What does that mean — “okay”?

Jack: I’m just saying, if somebody is going to tell diane she has to leave, it should be me. What, you think I’m giving her too much slack?

Phyllis: [ Clears throat ] I think you’re in a bad position. I think you have a big heart and you want to do right by your son. I understand that. You want to make him happy. You don’t want to butt in and upset him or aggravate diane. I get it.

Jack: I admit I am frustrated, yes.

Phyllis: See, but I’m not you. I don’t have a big heart. She’s trying to insinuate herself into my daughter’s life. That — you know what? Go dance with allie, alright? I’m gonna go talk to her. No one will notice. I promise you.

Jack: Okay. Okay. I’m saying okay, but please don’t do anything that’s gonna cause a big scene.

Phyllis: I’m not gonna cause a big scene. I’m gonna stop one from happening. Okay? I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,

Phyllis: Hey, diane. Well, this is a private event. Time for you to go.

Diane: I’m not bothering anyone.

Phyllis: How long is that gonna last?

Diane: I’m having a private conversation with my son and his wife.

Phyllis: His wife is my daughter.

Summer: We were just finishing up here.

Kyle: Phyllis, my mother just wanted to say hello to summer, and then she promised she would leave.

Phyllis: Oh, well, she’s still here.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] You know, thank you for looking out for me, kyle, but phyllis is right. I just came by to watch you officiate the wedding, but I — I should go. It was a pleasure to see you again.

Kyle: I’ll walk you out, make sure you get a cab. I’ll be back.

Phyllis: That bitch is trying to worm her way into our lives, summer. Who knows what kind of damage she’s thinking of causing.

Summer: I was wondering the exact same thing.

Phyllis: [ Breathes deeply ]

Allie: Genoa city is different than los angeles.

Noah: In a good way or bad way?

Allie: Mm, I don’t make quality judgments like that. Things are what they are. They’re not better or worse.

Noah: Okay, so, you’re analytical, you know, not subjective, kind of the opposite of the artistic mind.

Allie: [ Scoffs ] Whoa. How do you know that I’m not artistic?

Noah: I’m — I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to offend you.

Allie: Yeah, well, really, you have.

Noah: Okay.

Allie: Just kidding.

Noah: Oh, okay, so she does have a sense of humor.

[ Laughs ]

Jack: May I steal allie away? I’d like to introduce her to someone.

Allie: Oh, god. There couldn’t be any more abbotts, could there? Sorry. I’m joking.

Noah: Okay. Well, there’s no more abbotts ’cause we newmans make sure to keep their population in check.

Jack: Okay, what’s going on here?

Noah: Well, apparently we are making bad jokes.

Allie: Yeah.

[ Chuckling ] Sorry. Come on. Let’s go.

Jack: Okay.

Crystal: You, me, dance floor again.

Noah: Okay.

[ Both laugh ]

Abby: Here you go.

Chance: Why, thank you.

Abby: You seem lost in your thoughts.

Chance: Oh, no, I was just thinking about mariah and tessa’s vows. They’ve been through a whole lot this year, huh? It’s been a tough year for a lot of us.

Chance: You know, when I said our vows, I had no idea that you would have to end up rescuing me in spain, bringing me back home to our baby boy.

Abby: I know losing rey has been a shock, something you’ll be processing for a while.

Chance: It’s been tough.

Abby: I know.

Chance: But I will get through it. I promise. I just can’t imagine what sharon’s feeling.

Abby: Devastation, loss, a void that can’t be filled.

Chance: Is that what you felt when you thought I was gone?

Abby: And I’m not telling you that to make you feel guilty. I’m saying it because you are the love of my life.

Sharon: Um… girls, I-I hate to do this, but, um, I’m starting to feel a little bit jet-lagged and tired from my trip to miami. And — I’m sorry — I fully intended on staying here until the last guest left, but —

Mariah: Mom, mom! Say less, okay? There is no obligation for you to be here, so just go. You can leave.

Tessa: We appreciate everything you’ve done for us.

Nick: ’70s glam — who wore it best? I mean the brides or the people who gave away the brides?

Sharon: Well, the brides, nick.

Mariah: Obviously.

Nick: I don’t know. It might be a photo finish.

Mariah: Oh, wow.

Nick: Um, I’m crushing this outfit. Who wants to dance? Let’s dance right now.

Sharon: Actually, you know what? I was just telling the girls, um, I’m gonna get home. I’m feeling a little tired.

Nick: Okay. Uh, I’ll — I’ll go with you.

Sharon: No, no, I don’t want you to leave the party. Stay and have fun. I’ll just grab a car.

Nick: No, I’m definitely driving you home.

Mariah: We are going to rehash every moment of this night very soon.

Sharon: We’re gonna rehash this whole thing as soon as you get home from your honeymoon.

Mariah: Oh, it’s just a few days in a cabin in the woods. I mean, we’re gonna have a honeymoon that’s bigger and better once we can figure it out.

Tessa: I’m trying to make it sound more mysterious and glamorous than it actually is.

Mariah: Yeah.

Nick: Hmm.

Sharon: Did you not tell them?

Nick: No. I thought we would do it later, you know, together, as, like, a surprise.

Mariah: I-I don’t like surprises.

Nick: You’re gonna like this one. Um, your bigger, better honeymoon’s gonna be here faster than you think. Like, tomorrow, actually.

Mariah: Wha–

Nick: Yeah. An all-expense-paid trip to paris. You’re not going to some cabin. You’re going to paris.

Mariah: What?

Tessa: Uh, wait. Are — are you joking?

Nick: No. Serious. You’re gonna get all the details sent to your phone later — e-tickets, reservations. Have a blast. We love you.

Mariah: Uh, I don’t think, mom, we should leave you for so long right now.

Nick: Whose idea do you think it was?

Sharon: Nick needed help figuring out a wedding gift, and I just know that the honeymoon of your dreams would be in the city of lights. So, don’t worry about me. I’m gonna be happy just thinking about you two having the time of your life in paris!

Tessa: Uh…uh…

Mariah: Oh, my god. Thank — thank you.

Tessa: I don’t know what to say! Ahh!

Sharon: I know what to say! I know what to say! Bon voyage!

[ Laughter ]

Tessa: [ Gasps ]

Mariah: Oh, my god!

[ Up-tempo music plays ]

[ Laughter ] Dr. Harmon: We are america’s doctors.

Mariah: Hi.

Tessa: Hi. [ Chuckles ]

Mariah: Best night ever.

Tessa: Ingrained in my mind forever. Everyone seems to be having a great time, too.

Noah: What’s up, jet-setter?

Summer: Hi. Thanks. You bartending this shindig, too?

Noah: I guess I have to, to catch up with my sister nowadays. Seems like we only see each other at weddings — victoria’s, this one.

Summer: Mm. When I saw you in tuscany, you were thinking about coming to genoa city for a quick visit, and now it seems like you’ve grown roots.

Noah: I guess I’m enjoying the slower pace.

Summer: Well, it looks like you found ways to flex your artistic side. This place looks great.

Noah: Wow, was — was that an actual compliment?

Summer: Uh, don’t get used to it. You’re still annoying.

Noah: Oh.

Summer: Dad can’t stop gushing about working with you. It’s kind of sickening.

Noah: Oh, okay, I got you. Jealous. That’s what it is.

Summer: Mm.

Noah: Yeah.

Summer: Mm. Yeah. I’m living a life of misery in milan. High fashion, café life, happy marriage…

Noah: Okay, okay.

Summer: …Adorable stepson.

Noah: Yeah, way to rub it in the single guy’s face. Where is mr. Wonderful anyway?

Summer: Oh, he — he stepped outside for a second.

Noah: Is everything okay?

Summer: I’m not sure what you’ve heard.

Noah: Well, I know kyle’s mother has re-appeared.

Summer: She crashed the wedding.

Noah: Did she? I hadn’t noticed. Is she causing problems or…

Summer: Kyle’s putting her in a taxi right now to make sure that can’t happen. She said she just wanted to come and see him officiate the ceremony and to see me, which I found odd. And I think it’s shaken kyle up.

Nick: Hey, kids. Uh, just wanted to let you know we’re taking off.

Sharon: Your dad’s driving me home.

Faith: Oh, I’ll go with you.

Sharon: No, no. You stay here. You can’t ditch your date.

Faith: Are you sure?

Sharon: Absolutely. I’ll see you at home later. Have fun.

Nick: Not too much fun.

Moses: [ Chuckles ] Your dad was joking, right?

Faith: Yeah, I think so.

Moses: It’s cool that your mom let you stay. You think she’s doing better?

Faith: She’s still grieving. I think she will be for a long time. I’m really grateful that she talks to me so honestly about it. She’s so strong, such a good role model.

Moses: It’s nice that you have someone like that in your life.

Faith: Yeah. You have devon and nate.

Moses: Yeah. I’m really lucky to have such awesome people in my life. And most of all, you.

Faith: [ Chuckles ] Ooh.

Moses: I’m really excited that we’re going to the same college.

Faith: I am, too.

Devon: Hey.

Amanda: It looks like your baby brother is head over heels! Look at that.

Devon: Yeah. I see it.

[ Chuckles ]

Amanda: Wow, you’re worried.

Devon: I’m not worried.

Amanda: You are worried.

Devon: I’m not worried. I’m not worried. I’m very happy those two are together.

Amanda: Uh-huh.

Devon: I am happy. I’m gonna probably have a talk with him soon, though.

Amanda: Ohh, a talk? Well, that sounds like a buzzkill.

Devon: No, it’s not gonna be a buzzkill. I’m just gonna warn him about being in love at such a young age, you know? They’re both about to go to college. It’s gonna be a new environment, around new people, have new experiences. And feelings can change even when you don’t expect them to.

Amanda: Well, I agree with you in theory, but I have a feeling that those warnings are gonna go through one ear and out the other because you just — you can’t tell young love a damn thing.

Devon: No?

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Sharon: Thanks for the ride. Are you gonna head back to the party? You seem like you might have some more dancing in you.

Nick: Nah. My motto is “always leave with them wanting more.”

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Everybody was having such a good time. I don’t think that anyone noticed that we left. And as much fun as it was to dress up, I cannot wait to get out of these shoes and have a cup of tea.

Nick: Well, I’m sure you’re tired, but if you’d like, i could, uh, hang out for a bit. I’ll even make the tea.

Sharon: Okay. Thank you. Although that seems like a pretty tame way to end the evening for someone as glam-tastically dressed as you.

[ Laughs ]

Diane: Ugh. Why am I not surprised? You must have rushed out of there to follow me home.

Phyllis: This is not your home, diane.

Diane: Are you stalking me now?

Phyllis: No, but you seem to be stalking kyle.

Diane: Oh, please. I wanted to catch a glimpse of my son officiating a wedding. That’s all. And you shouldn’t be calling me a party crasher when that’s exactly what you did.

Phyllis: Well, how do you figure that?

Diane: Uh, you went as jack’s plus-one, so I’m sure no one was sad to see you leave, either.

Phyllis: Okay, first of all — oh, no, no, no. You’re not me, okay? You’re not me. And nobody wants you around.

Diane: That’s not necessarily true. Kyle defended me when you were so ungraciously trying to kick me out.

Phyllis: You are misreading kyle’s actions. He doesn’t know what to say. He doesn’t know what he wants right now. But — but I have confidence that, with summer’s urging, he’ll figure out that letting you back in his life was a huge mistake.

Diane: God, this is really getting tedious. Are you done?

Phyllis: No, I’m not done! You are a cancer! You are a cancer here! I want you out! I want you gone!

Tessa: Okay, ready?

Mariah: Yeah. Hey, guys? Uh, hello? Uh, we — we just wanted to, uh — to say som–

Tessa: Hey, I got this.

[ Whistles ] Thank you.

[ Laughs ] Well, we just want to give a final thank-you to all of you for coming and making this such a magical night.

Mariah: And thank you to our friends and our family for helping to put this together. It’s insane.

Tessa: And I want to thank my sister, crystal, for coming and making this a dream come true.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Mariah: And I want to thank crystal for agreeing to spend the night at the grand phoenix so we can have the apartment to ourselves.

[ Laughter ]

Tessa: Alright, we’ve done our vows.

Mariah: Mm-hmm.

Tessa: We’ve eaten cake. And we’ve danced till our feet went numb, so…

Mariah: We’re out of here, suckers! Bye!

Faith: Wait a minute! There’s still one more thing to do.

Tessa: Oh.

Mariah: Oh.

Tessa: Oh.

Mariah: [ Laughs ]

Tessa: Wow. Okay.

Mariah: Um…

Tessa: Alright.

Mariah: I guess we’re doing this.

Tessa: We’re doing this.

Mariah: Alright, together.

Tessa: Together.

Both: One, two, three.

Chloe: Oh! Uh, well, I think it’s a little too late for me.

Kevin: [ Laughs ]

Chloe: Um, okay.

Abby: Oh!

Devon: Who.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Well, this thing is like a homing device for married women.

Mariah: Okay, we’ve got to give it one more try, right? I mean, this one will be the winner, okay?

Abby: Okay, let’s do it. Here we go!

[ Gasping, laughter ]

Jack: Um… I think I’ve been married more than anyone in this room.

[ Laughter ] I don’t know how I feel about this.

[ Laughter ] Well, the next time’s a charm, right?

[ Cheers and applause ]

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Sharon: You know, you were dancing so enthusiastically, at one point, I got worried that you were gonna do the splits or something.

Nick: It was tempting, but i couldn’t risk a torn hamstring.

Sharon: Wasn’t the ceremony beautiful? And the girls were so happy.

Nick: They really were.

Sharon: I hope that for the rest of their lives they’ll always be happy and healthy and in love. But I hate that life has taught me that that’s not always possible.

Nick: Sharon, I know life can be, uh, tough and very cruel at times. But mariah and tessa — no matter what they face in the future, they know they will always have a very loving and supporting family that they can count on.

Sharon: Thanks for always being here when I need you. Especially these last few weeks. I don’t think I could have gotten through them without you.

Nick: Well, I hope you know you can always count on me.

Diane: I’d offer you a drink, but I don’t want to.

Phyllis: Oh, that’s okay. I don’t want one. Um, so, I’m going to talk to you as, uh, the owner of this hotel. Um, I let you stay here because you wanted to talk to kyle and — what? — Make peace. I also wanted to keep an eye on you. But, see, you’ve talked to kyle, and now it’s in his hands. You keep on teasing us, saying you’re leaving — “I’m leaving” — but you’re still here. So, I’m gonna make it real easy on you. Get the hell out of my hotel, diane.

Diane: You can order me out of your hotel, but you can’t make me leave town, and I am staying right here until kyle decides one way or another. I believe that kyle is capable of forgiving me. And maybe jack, too.

Phyllis: Oh, my… you are delusional.

Kyle: Mmm. I’ve missed you so much.

Summer: I can’t imagine how difficult this has been for you. It was so painful when I wasn’t sure who my father was. I — just the confusion of not knowing my place or my identity. It might be a bit like what you’re going through.

Kyle: It’s hard for me to figure out exactly how to feel. I’m happy you’re here. And I don’t expect you to have an opinion or anything.

Summer: Oh, but I do.

Kyle: Really? ‘Cause you just met my mother. Or re-met her.

Summer: I saw all I needed to see when I caught the way she looked at my mom earlier. It was pure anger and jealousy. I don’t think that woman can be trusted for a second.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] If you’re washing with the bargain brand,

Allie: So, how many times have you been married?

Jack: That is a story for another time. How about some tea?

[ Doorbell rings ] Oh. Who is that?

Phyllis: Hey! I have an update. Oh, am I interrupting?

Jack: Uh, no, you’re not interrupting. Come on in.

Phyllis: Okay. I have details —

Jack: About?

Allie: You know what? I think I’m gonna head up to bed.

Jack: Alright.

Phyllis: Good night.

Jack: Good night, allie. So, what is going on? You disappeared from the reception.

Phyllis: Yeah, because I went to the hotel to confront diane.

Jack: Phyllis —

Phyllis: No, I didn’t make a scene. It was no big deal. But, um, she will be leaving town now.

Jack: Wait. What makes you think that?

Phyllis: Uh…I kicked her out of my hotel.

Jack: Okay. Well, there wasn’t a big scene at the wedding.

Phyllis: No, and I also told her no one wants here here. That’s it. Listen. Do you have problem a with my doing this? I mean, I thought you would be a little bit more appreciative. Are you still on the fence about having diane here?

Jack: I want kyle to get some closure, and I don’t think he’s gotten it yet. And your putting your foot on the scale probably doesn’t help. If she feels forced out, it could backfire on us, and as much as I hate the idea, kyle still needs time with his mother.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Alright. I just let my own hatred for diane get the best of me, i guess. Sorry. I apologize.

Jack: No, no, don’t — don’t apol– don’t apologize. You were being you, and I happen to like you.

Phyllis: Thank you. It was a lovely night otherwise.

Jack: It was, wasn’t it?

Phyllis: Yeah. Thank you for asking me to be your date.

Jack: Is that what you were?

Phyllis: Yeah, I was your date. Thank you.

Jack: My date.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] Allie caught the bouquet.

Jack: Uh, no. I caught the bouquet.

Phyllis: You caught it?

Jack: Uh-huh.

Phyllis: That’s a first.

Jack: Well, the first to catch a bouquet. Walking down the aisle — i think I’ve done that for the last time.

Phyllis: No. I don’t know if it’s the last time for you.

Jack: One night without thinking about diane. Is that too much to ask for?

Phyllis: It is not too much to a– let’s dance. You want to dance with me? Let’s dance.

Jack: Um…

Phyllis: Let’s go.

Jack: Okay.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Tessa: [ Gasps ] Ooh. Oh, my goodness.

Mariah: Wow. Oh, my gosh.

Tessa: Wow, this is so beautiful.

Mariah: Yeah.

[ Both laugh ] Look at this.

Tessa: Oh, my gosh. Ah! We did it!

[ Both laugh ]

Mariah: Oh, wow. We’re married.

Tessa: Whew. Um…

Mariah: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: What’s next?

Mariah: I mean, the sky’s the limit…starting right now.

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Kyle: Welcome to the wedding of mariah copeland and tessa porter. Weddings are generally solemn occasions. Two people proclaiming their love and commitment to each other in a very public forum requires some seriousness, after all. And while tessa and mariah take their commitment to each other very seriously, this wedding will be…”the funkiest, grooviest, most bad-ass wedding you’ve ever been to.”

[ Laughter ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

Kyle: Tessa and mariah have written their own vows to each other that they would like to share with us at this time. Tessa.

Tessa: [ Sighs ] I knew today would be the happiest day of my life, because it was the day that we begin our married life together. I’m not gonna lie, I — I never thought I would be here, because I had given up on love and everything that comes with it. But you broke down all my walls. You saw all of me.

[ Chuckles ] The best of me, the worst.

[ Both laugh ] And you embraced me entirely. Our connection is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It fills my soul and inspires me. Every lyric and every note of every song is about you and the love that we share together, because everything that I’ve learned about love is because of you. I have many more songs to write, so I can’t wait for our future together. And I can’t wait to see what lessons we learn along our beautiful adventure. I promise to be your partner through all of it. Your best friend, your champion, and your shoulder to lean on, now and always.

Mariah: Wow.

[ Both laugh ] You got me all teary.

[ Laughs ] Okay.

[ Sighs ] Even though I have wanted this for so long, I cannot believe that we are actually here. Growing up, wishes like this just didn’t come true for me. And I never had much. And then a miracle happened — the first miracle of the two great miracles of my life. I found my mom.

[ Sniffles ] And sharon has taught me so much. I’ve learned so much from her. I learned how to love, and i learned how important it is, so I was ready for you when you came along. Even though I didn’t exactly know what was happening at first.

[ Laughs ] I just thought…I had met an amazing person who was gonna become my friend. And I soon realized that it was, you know, a bit more than friendship. And the date — our first date that kyle set up — when you held my hand, it just felt right. And looking around now, it all feels so right. Tessa, I am so grateful that you are in my life.

[ Chuckles ] And I swear you are magic.

[ Both laugh ] You are like an alchemist — everything you touch turns to gold. And so here we are, committing our lives to each other, about to start our own family, and i know that that’s gonna be golden, too. I also know there are gonna be good times and there are gonna be bad times. But, tessa, I promise you that I am going to be right by your side, holding your hand through it all, just like I am now.

[ Sniffles ] Because when we are together, there is nothing that we can’t do. I love you and I am yours today and tomorrow and forever. I’m on a mission to talk to people about

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Summer: [ Sighs ]

Allie: Do you need help?

Summer: Hi.

Allie: Hi.

Summer: Oh, you must be allie.

Allie: I am.

Summer: I’m summer, kyle’s wife.

Allie: Oh, right. Of course. I heard you were coming.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: It’s nice to meet you. Here, let me help you.

Summer: Oh.

Allie: Here. Oh, my god.

[ Laughs ]

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Allie: Here you go.

Summer: [ Chuckles ] Oh, my god, thank you. I tried to pack light for this trip, but it didn’t work out. I am my mother’s daughter.

Allie: Phyllis, right?

Summer: Yeah.

Allie: Yeah.

Summer: Oh, my god, you must have met so many people since you’ve been here.

Allie: Yeah, yeah, there were a lot of names to put with faces.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: I met all the abbotts at once.

Summer: They were all together?

Allie: Yeah, I interrupted a family meeting.

Summer: Mm, I bet I know what that was about.

Allie: [ Sighs ] Yeah, it was pretty awkward walking in on that. And, you know, but they’ve all been really, really nice.

Summer: Even billy?

Allie: Yes, even billy. He’s been great. You know, I actually met your mom while I was out in la.

Summer: Hmm.

Allie: She’s one of the big reasons that I’m here. She’s been really supportive of jack and I to spend time together.

Summer: Hmm, well, if she was encouraging you to come out here, you must have passed her test. She can be supportive, but she’s also super protective of jack, of anyone she loves, really.

Allie: Oh, yeah, yeah, I have seen that side of her, too. When she heard that kyle’s mom was alive and had orchestrated the whole thing, oh, man, she was not happy about that.

Summer: Rightfully so. This whole thing has been so crazy. It’s been really hard on kyle.

Allie: He’ll be really glad that you’re here.

Summer: Well, he won’t be thrilled that I’m late, which wasn’t my fault, by the way. My flight was delayed. But I do need to get to the wedding, so we better get dressed and ready.

Allie: Wait, we?

Summer: Yeah. You’re coming with me, right?

Kyle: Tessa, will you take mariah to be your wife? Will you love, honor, and cherish mariah and remain faithful to her as long as you both shall live?

Tessa: I will.

Kyle: Mariah, will you take tessa to be your wife? Will you love, honor, and cherish tessa and remain faithful to her as long as you both shall live?

Mariah: I will.

[ Both laugh ]

Kyle: Excellent.

[ Whispers ] You two are doing great.

Kevin: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: We will now have the exchange of the rings. Does the maid and man of honor have the rings?

Kevin: The man of honor does.

Crystal: The maid of honor does.

Tessa: This ring is a symbol of my everlasting love. With it, I offer all that I am and all that I hope to be.

Kevin: [ Chuckles ]

Mariah: This ring is a symbol of my everlasting love. And with it, I offer all that i am and all that I hope to be.

Kyle: It is my honor to pronounce mariah copeland and tessa porter officially — and as you can see, blissfully — married.

Tessa: [ Exhales sharply ]

Kyle: Come on, you can now kiss the bride.

Mariah: Oh, thank you!

[ Applause ]

[ Both laugh ]

Tessa: [ Laughs ] We are america’s doctors. And some of us…

Allie: Wait, you want me to go to the wedding?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, I don’t think so.

Summer: You have to. I’m sure you’re invited, and if not, you’re my personal guest.

Allie: Which I really appreciate. Jack did invite me, it’s just that I am not comfortable going.

Summer: But you’ll know people there — I mean, me, jack, kyle, my mom.

Allie: Yes, but I’ve never even met the happy couple.

Summer: Oh, don’t even worry about those two. They have a “more the merrier” mentality. I mean, if mariah wants me there, I’m sure she would welcome a stranger like you with open arms.

Allie: You two don’t get along?

Summer: Hmm, not since the first time we met.

Allie: [ Chuckles ]

Summer: But as big of a pain as she can be, she’s kyle’s best friend, and tessa’s pretty cool.

Allie: Yeah, yeah, I am a big fan of her music.

Summer: Well, then think of this as an opportunity to meet her in person. It’s gonna be a fun wedding. And we’re late, so we’re missing all the boring parts. It’ll just be a big party.

Allie: Yeah, thing is, I am not really a big party person.

Summer: Oh, did I say a big party? No, I meant a small, delightful gathering of pleasant and friendly individuals.

Allie: Oh, right, right, right. Somehow I don’t think I should be trusting you.

Summer: Hmm, probably not, but I don’t think that you should stay in this enormous old house by yourself. It’s probably haunted.

Allie: Really? Really, you’re gonna scare me into going with you?

Summer: [ Scoffs ] Come to the wedding, allie. I promise you, you’re gonna have a good time. And if you don’t, you can come back here and never take my word for anything ever again. Deal?

Allie: Okay, okay, I will go.

Summer: Yes! You won’t regret this.

Allie: Yeah, but the problem is I don’t have anything to wear.

Summer: That’s not a problem at all. See, I just got off the plane from milan, the fashion capital of the world, with all of these enormous suitcases, so we’ve got plenty of options. We’ll find you the perfect outfit. Now let’s get ready.

Allie: [ Sighs ]

Faith: Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming mariah and tessa as they share their first dance as a married couple.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Tessa: We did it.

Mariah: Yes, we did. Got dressed up in fancy dresses and got our hair did and in front of all of these people said, “I love this woman and i want her to be my wife.”

Tessa: We did. And you look amazing.

Mariah: You look more amazing.

Tessa: Do you think that’s why everyone’s staring at us? Because we looking amazing?

Mariah: I think that’s exactly why.

Nick: I know what you’re thinking.

Sharon: Yeah? What?

Nick: Rey would’ve loved this.

Sharon: That’s exactly it. I know he would have said this is the most beautiful wedding he’s ever seen, since ours.

Nick: He’s here. He’s with us. So is cassie.

Kevin: I am so proud of them. You know, there was a time i didn’t think their relationship would survive. But all the obstacles, all the pain they caused each other, it didn’t tear them apart. You know why? I will tell you why — because the love is always there. Just goes to show you, the power of love can conquer all. Ow. What was that for?

Chloe: You know what. Our relationship should’ve taught you that. Everything that we have been through ought to have proved that if two people are meant to be, then they are meant to be.

Kevin: Well, of course, but, you know, with mariah and tessa, it was shaky. Things were touch-and-go for a while. We didn’t know that they were gonna have a happy ending. But with you and me, babe, baby bird, it was written in the stars. There was never any doubting our love.

Chloe: Oh, nice save, fisher.

Kevin: Thank you.

[ Chuckles ]

Chloe: You know what I think is so amazing about this wedding?

Kevin: What’s that?

Chloe: Just a few years ago, this never would have happened. It wasn’t legal. And now, no one would even question it. Two people should be able to marry whoever they want, and that is the real power of love.

Kevin: Well said. May I have this dance?

Chloe: Yes, you may.

Tessa: Oh, I’m so happy.

Mariah: Me too. I am so deliriously happy.

Tessa: I love you so much.

Mariah: I love you, too. Hi, I’m karen.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Tessa: Okay. I could use a break.

Mariah: What? No! You said this was gonna be a dance competition. You’re gonna ruin our chances for the grand prize.

Tessa: Well, I already have the grand prize, and I have a ring to prove it. Do you want some champagne?

Mariah: Oh, yes, please. I would love some.

Amanda: One second, ladies.

Mariah: Hi!

Amanda: I just have to say congratulations. And your vows were absolutely beautiful.

Tessa: Thank you.

Abby: You both looked gorgeous up there.

Tessa: Oh, don’t stop dancing on account of us. We’re just getting some champagne.

Mariah: Yes, save a dance for me, okay?

Chance: Who should save a dance?

Mariah: All of you. All of you save a dance because I’m dancing with all of you before the night is over. Got it?

Devon: You heard her.

Tessa: Hi.

Noah: Hey, crystal.

Crystal: Noah, I heard you did all this. Great job. You crushed it.

Noah: Oh, well, thank you. My instructions were very clear. They said, “make it look like a wedding, but not a wedding-wedding.”

Crystal: That’s helpful.

Noah: That’s mariah.

Crystal: Well, mission accomplished. It looks amazing.

Noah: Well, thank you, but you know what’s really amazing? You being here for your sister. I don’t think anything could’ve made tessa happier.

Crystal: I’m so glad I could be here for her.

Noah: Well, I want to hear what you’re gonna do with this newfound freedom of yours, but we don’t have to talk around the boring old bar. Care to dance?

Crystal: Lead the way.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Kyle: You are here. Thank god, I’ve missed you.

Summer: I’ve missed you, too. We have a lot to talk about.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Hey, allie. Sorry, I didn’t see you there.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] No need to ever apologize for being glad to see your wife.

Phyllis: Supergirl! Oh, my god, supergirl! Look at this dress. That’s amazing.

Jack: It’s been too long, kid. Get over here.

Summer: Oh, yeah?

Jack: Get over here.

Summer: Did I miss something big?

Jack: Uh, you don’t know the half of it. You look beautiful.

Allie: Thank you, jack.

Jack: Let me guess, you ran into summer at the house and she dragged you here.

Allie: You know, she can be very persuasive.

[ Laughter ]

Jack: Don’t know where she gets that. Hey. Let me show you around. I got a few people I’d love to introduce you to.

Allie: Yeah, that sounds awesome.

Summer: You’re doing great, allie.

Phyllis: Hey, I missed you. I missed you so much. Not as much as kyle, of course.

Summer: Well, I’m here now for whatever you need.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Okay, well, I’ll let you guys catch up. I’m not gonna hover. I’ll, you know —

Summer: Mm, look at you, mom, reading the room.

Phyllis: I read the room.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: I missed you.

Summer: Missed you.

Amanda: So I need to know — are you two going on a honeymoon?

Devon: Oh, yeah.

Tessa: Yes.

Mariah: Yes.

Tessa: But the details are confidential.

Mariah: Mm-hmm.

Amanda: Okay, no, you can tell me. Yes, you can. Come on, come on. It’ll be our little sec– our little secret.

Devon: [ Laughs ] She gonna get it out of her.

Mariah: Oh, well, great. That’s perfect.

[ Laughs ]

Devon: Gosh, I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that this day has come for you.

[ Chuckles ]

Mariah: Thank you. Yeah, I am so happy that you could be here to celebrate.

Devon: Are you kidding me? Of course I’m here to celebrate with you, after everything we’ve been through — friendship, business, dating, friendship again.

Mariah: Yeah, that’s — that’s a lot.

Devon: Yeah. You helped bring an amazing new life into the world. But I’ll tell you, I’ve never seen you like you look today. You’re glowing. Looks like you have sunlight coming out of you.

Mariah: See? That is exactly what I was saying. I’m, like, happy — deliriously happy. And I don’t know what it is about this marriage thing, maybe it’s turning me into a sap.

Devon: No, that’s impossible.

Mariah: Well, since we are being sentimental, I just wanted to say thank you. Because I wouldn’t be here without you. I wouldn’t be with tessa without you, and I wouldn’t feel this happiness. Damn it, I think I’m gonna cry again.

Devon: It’s okay. You can cry. Come here.

[ Chuckles ] When my blonde is luminous, i feel luminous.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Jack: Hello.

Chance: Hey!

Abby: Allie.

Allie: Hello.

Abby: Hi. You’re here.

Allie: I am.

Abby: I’m glad. I love your dress.

Allie: Oh, thank you. I had help.

Abby: Well, whoever helped you has great taste.

Allie: Summer.

Abby: Of course.

Jack: Well, I wanted to introduce her to chance.

Chance: Well, we actually got to meet briefly earlier today. Yeah, sorry we were in such a rush, I didn’t get the opportunity to properly welcome you to genoa city. So welcome.

Allie: Thanks, chance.

Jack: I think the ladies of the hour are free. If you’ll excuse us, please.

Amanda: So…

Phyllis: Hey.

Amanda: I didn’t expect to see you here.

Phyllis: Jack invited me.

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: “Mm-hmm” — what does that mean?

Amanda: [ Scoffs ] It means that every time I talk to you, you say that you two are just friends, but I don’t know, I don’t think that a friend invites their buddy to a wedding.

Phyllis: He invited me because he knew summer was gonna be here.

Amanda: Uh-huh. Okay, if you say so. If you say so.

Jack: Mariah, tessa, I’d love for you to meet my granddaughter allie.

Allie: So lovely meeting you guys. Congratulations.

Tessa: Thank you.

Mariah: Kyle has told us so much about you. So welcome to our wedding.

[ Chuckles ]

Allie: I hope it’s alright that I’m here.

Tessa: Oh, of course, we’re glad to have you.

Mariah: Any granddaughter of jack’s is a friend of ours.

Allie: You know, summer did say you would feel that way.

Mariah: Oh, well, summer is a lot to take, but I have to admit it, she and kyle are perfect together.

[ Chuckles ]

Tessa: Well, I can relate.

Mariah: Oh.

Nick: Oh, it’s so good to see you, supergirl.

Summer: Oh, I miss this hug.

Faith: Me next, me next!

Summer: [ Laughs ] Hey, faith. It feels like it’s been forever.

Faith: I missed you so much. Did you bring me back any clothes? I want to know all about your job. Is it hard? How’s your italian?

Nick: Okay, okay, summer just got here. You can grill her later. These two have a lot to catch up on, so you’re with me. Come on. Have fun.

Kyle: Mm.

Summer: You look tired.

Kyle: I haven’t been sleeping well. I wanted you here with me and to tell you about everything, and not just video chat or on the phone. I need you here with me.

Summer: I’m here. I wish I had come with you and harrison when you first left.

Kyle: Yeah, me too, but we had no idea what was in store for me. After we leave here, we’ll go back to the house and sit down and I’ll tell you everything about what’s been going on.

Summer: [ Chuckles ] Good. I am all yours.

Meet ron.

Jack: Hey, there.

Phyllis: Hey! Hi. Where’s allie?

Jack: She’s over talking to tessa. Apparently, she’s a big fan of tessa’s music.

Phyllis: Oh, wow, that’s great.

Jack: It’s just been lovely. Not just a romantic wedding, but it’s been a welcome respite from all the crises in our lives.

Phyllis: Yeah, that’s true, that’s true.

Jack: Didn’t actually know i needed a break.

Phyllis: Oh. Me neither.

Jack: Just one night without thinking about diane. Is that too much to ask?

Phyllis: It is not too much to a– let’s dance. You want to dance with me? Let’s dance.

Jack: Um…

Phyllis: Let’s go.

Jack: Okay.

Noah: I’ve only been back in town a couple months myself.

Crystal: So how was london?

Noah: Parts of it were good. Other parts of it were a little rough.

Abby: Crystal, hey!

Crystal: Abby, how are you?

Abby: I haven’t had a chance to say hi to you yet. I’m just so happy to see you.

Tessa: Same.

Abby: I just heard what rey did, and I shouldn’t be surprised because, well, he was such a good guy. But I’m so happy that he had all the charges against you dropped. It was a terrible situation, and I can’t imagine what you’ve been through the past few years.

Crystal: It’s all behind me now. I’m focused on the future, and I haven’t felt this good in a really long time.

Abby: I’m so glad to hear that. And, please, if you need anything, anything at all, while you’re in town, let me know. I’m happy to help.

Crystal: That’s so sweet. I really appreciate it. Everyone’s been so nice.

Noah: I think we’re all just relieved to see you doing so well.

Crystal: Thank you. And I heard from tessa that you’re doing really well, too — a husband and a baby.

Abby: It’s true. I have never been happier.

Chance: Congratulations, mother of the bride.

Sharon: Oh, thanks, chance.

Chance: This is — it’s very beautiful. Must be proud.

Sharon: I’m overwhelmed with joy.

Chance: And yet I’ve seen you standing here by yourself for most of the night.

Sharon: Yeah.

Chance: Thinking about rey?

Sharon: Someone told me that he’s here with us, probably on the dance floor.

Chance: I’ll tell you, he’s out there, and he is tearing up that dance floor. I am sure of it. But you need to go celebrate yourself. You know, have some fun, enjoy it. You should be dancing, too.

Phyllis: Glad you’re happy. Keep that. I need to tell you something.

Jack: Okay, tell me. Tell me.

Phyllis: Don’t worry about it. I have it under control. Diane is here.

Jack: What?

Phyllis: Yeah. She’s here. That was my initial reaction. Don’t worry, I got it. I just didn’t want to rush her, ’cause I didn’t want to ruin tessa and mariah’s evening.

Jack: I cannot believe she — what am I saying? Of course I can believe it. It’s diane. What, she wants to let the whole world know that she’s alive?

Phyllis: I don’t think she’s gonna do that. She would’ve already done it by now. I think she just wants to watch kyle.

Jack: She better not make a scene here.

Phyllis: Oh, she’s not going to, trust me. I have it under control.

Summer: Congratulations!

Mariah: Summer! Do you really mean that?

Summer: I do. I believe that everyone deserves a chance at love and happiness, even you, mariah. Hey, tessa, congratulations.

Tessa: Oh, thank you, summer. Thank you for coming.

Mariah: Oh, no, I do–

[ Chuckles ] I don’t want to wrinkle my dress.

Summer: So I was just going to say that you two look terrific. Those dresses are perfect. So much nicer than what you usually wear.

Mariah: And there it is. There it is. You’ll never change.

[ Chuckles ]

Summer: I was — I was joking. I actually have changed a lot. Motherhood and marriage will do that to you. My perspective has shifted, and I’m really, really happy. I know you’ll experience the same thing when you start a family. It’s going to be awesome, and you deserve it.

Mariah: Mm-hmm. And?

Summer: And…nothing.

Mariah: There’s no little jab or clever little put-down.

Summer: No. I mean it. I wish you and tessa nothing but happiness.

Tessa: Just say “thank you, summer.”

Kyle: You can do it.

Mariah: Thank you, summer.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] See? Was that so hard?

Mariah: Yes, it was excruciating.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: Uh…excuse me. I need to go take care of something. What are you doing here?

Diane: I came to see you.

Kyle: No, first you show up at the house unannounced, and now you’re here. What are you up to? You love rich, delicious ice cream.

Diane: I’m not up to anything. I came here to watch you officiate the wedding. It was such a kind and generous thing to do.

Kyle: You know, I could’ve told you all about it after the fact. You didn’t need to show up here. And the ceremony’s been over for a while, so what are you still doing here?

Diane: [ Scoffs ] It’s not like I’m going to make a grand announcement or anything that I’ve returned.

Kyle: Okay, that’s not the point. I don’t want this event to suddenly become about you instead of the happy couple. And if someone sees you, that could happen. So I’d appreciate it if you left.

Diane: Okay, okay. But I’d just like to do one thing first before I go. Could I just say hello to summer?

Kyle: Now?

Diane: It’s been years.

Kyle: I think you can wait.

Diane: She’s your wife, my daughter-in-law. Please, kyle. It would mean so much to me.

Kevin: May I have your attention? It is now time for toasts. Please grab a drink and join me as we salute our favorite couple.

[ Whooping, cheering ] Today has been so great. The ceremony was 100% mariah and tessa. It was fun, colorful, full of love. It completely captured the essence of this couple that we all admire and adore.

[ Cheering ] I know that it has been a long road for the two of you to get here. There were twists, turns, bumps along the way. But I am so happy that you made it. Everyone here is, and you can feel it. Everyone in this room is out of their minds crazy about the two of you.

[ Cheering ] I mean, listen to that. Traditionally, there is not a lot of whooping and hollering at weddings. But your exuberance is so infectious. You make us all want to be joyful, happy, in love. We have all been rooting for you two for years.

[ Shouts of agreement ] So the theme of the day is “love conquers all.” And you two have conquered every obstacle that has come your way. Your happiness is our happiness. Your joy is our joy.

[ Sighs ] And your love is our love. To mariah and tessa!

[ Cheering ]

Mariah: Oh. Okay. [ Laughs ] Thank you. Kevin, thank you.

Tessa: We just wanted to say thank you all for coming today.

Mariah: Yeah, even summer.

[ Laughter ]

Tessa: We can’t tell you how much it means to us that you are all here to celebrate with us.

Mariah: I think the celebration has been a little tame…

Tessa: Mm.

Mariah: …Up until now. Don’t you think?

Tessa: Yeah, mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Well, we exchanged vows and rings.

Mariah: Yeah, we did the traditional first dance. And then we mingled politely.

Tessa: And then kevin gave his speech that made mariah weepy again.

Mariah: It did. It did do that, yes. That’s true.

[ Laughs ]

Tessa: So now it’s time for the real party to begin.

Mariah: Yeah. Hey, noah, hit it.

[ ’70s music plays ]

[ Cheering ] Okay, everybody, get your butts on the dance floor!

[ Cheering ]

Never look down you’re flying too high when you need the ground when you wave goodbye just forget about all the rest they’re much too afraid to try but you know you’re the very best livin’ a wild life wild life livin’ a wild life a wild life

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Sharon: Okay, one fresh-squeezed orange juice for faith.

Faith: Thank you.

Sharon: And one mimosa for the absolutely beautiful bride.

Mariah: Oh, thank you. This is exactly what I need.

Sharon: Mm-hmm.

Faith: I know that everyone will be toasting you all night, so allow me to be the first.

Mariah: By all means. Go ahead.

Faith: You are the best sister that a girl could ever have. And please don’t tell summer that.

Mariah: Got it, I will put it in the vault.

Faith: You always have my back, and today, I have yours. To the bride.

Sharon: To the bride. Yeah! Cheers.

Sharon: Mmm.

Faith: Okay, now that that is out of the way, I just want to let you know that I am on top of this wedding. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your day.

Mariah: Where did we get this fantastic project manager?

[ Laughs ]

Faith: Last night, as I was falling asleep, I had a realization. This is what I was born to do — to make this day unforgettable for you. So if there’s anything that you need, let me know.

[ Laughs ]

Sharon: If you will excuse me, something has got my attention.

Faith: Anything I can help you with?

Sharon: No, no, I’m fine. Really, I got this.

Faith: She’s fine. As if.

Mariah: How do you really think she’s doing?

Faith: [ Sighs ] Pretty good, considering. She really needed a happy distraction.

Mariah: Well, I get a wedding, and she gets something to take her mind off of rey. It’s a win-win.

Faith: Okay, staying on schedule. Should I call kevin so he can come over and get ready with the rest of us? I mean, he is your man-of-honor.

Mariah: As seriously as kevin takes his responsibilities as my most trusted dude, I don’t think he wants to be here when we’re arguing over curling irons.

Faith: Yeah, I guess you’re right.

Mariah: Oh, wow. So if this is the fourth course of that incredible brunch that you made me this morning, I’m good.

[ Chuckles ]

Sharon: I think you’ll enjoy this even more.

Mariah: Oh, what the heck?

Sharon: Something old, something new.

Mariah: Wow. I guess this really is my wedding day.

[ Sighs ]

Tessa: Oh, my goodness. Crystal, I cannot remember the last time I stayed up all night talking.

Crystal: We had a lot of catching up to do.

[ Laughs ]

Tessa: Yes, we did, and I am so glad. I cannot wait to show you off to all my new friends and all the usual suspects. They’re not even gonna recognize you.

Crystal: We can do all that later. You’ll have way more important things on your mind. Everybody will be focused on my rock star sister and her stunning bride.

Tessa: Oh. I can’t wait to see mariah. We’ve managed to keep what we’re wearing a secret from each other so far, but I just — I really hope she likes it.

Crystal: I’d love to see it.

Tessa: Me too.

Crystal: Hmm?

Tessa: I don’t actually have the dress in my possession right now, but I will.

Crystal: When?

Tessa: Uh, yeah, it’s gonna be plenty of time.

Crystal: Oh. Okay.

Tessa: Uh…yeah, the designer’s gonna drop it off any minute.

Noah: Okay, seriously, give me your honest opinion and please do not be afraid to hurt my feelings.

Nick: I mean, artists — you’re so needy.

Noah: Dad —

Nick: What is it you have to hear?

Noah: I am a bottomless pit of need when it comes to praise, okay? I think it has something to do with the way I was raised. Maybe not enough attention when I was a kid or something.

Nick: Okay. What you did at the top of the tower — transcendent.

Noah: Okay, smart guy. Yeah.

Nick: Hey, you asked, so I’m telling you. I’m actually extremely proud of you. It’s awesome. I also know what an incredible thing it is you’re doing for your sister and the woman she’s planning to marry, because i know how you still feel about tessa.

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Hey, there. Nice threads, kyle.

Kyle: Ooh, that’s “reverend kyle” to you. You are looking at a freshly licensed and ordained minister.

Jack: Well, cufflinks — here.

Kyle: Want to help?

Jack: So what’s the first order of business?

Kyle: Well, first and probably last, I will be officiating mariah and tessa’s wedding later.

Jack: That is fantastic. Congratulations to all of you. I’m sure mariah is thrilled. She’s a good friend.

Kyle: Yeah, the best. I’m glad she talked me into this.

Jack: Look, for what it’s worth, I understand your initial decision to skip the wedding ’cause of all you’re dealing with with your mother.

Kyle: Hey, the secret to today is compartmentalization. I’m taking all of my conflicting emotions about my mother and her place in my life, and I am putting them in a little box until I finish my job officiating this wedding.

Jack: Great idea, mister.

Kyle: And it’s not just mariah and tessa having a big day. If it weren’t for me setting up their first date, they might not even be together.

Jack: Your modesty is astounding.

Kyle: It’s a good feeling.

Jack: I’ll bet it is.

Kyle: Oh, and I have some more good news. Summer convinced her people at marchetti they can survive some time without her.

Jack: Wait, summer is coming home?

Kyle: She’ll be touching down soon.

Jack: Oh, that is wonderful. I am so happy for you. I know how much you’ve missed her, dealing with all these complicated issues with your mother.

Kyle: Hey.

Jack: Not today, though.

Kyle: Today is about mariah and tessa.

Jack: Who knows? Maybe diane is already on her way back to los angeles.

Diane: Oh. Are you this attentive to all your guests?

Phyllis: I have a better question for you. What are you still doing here? I mean, I love watching a train wreck, but this is excruciating, even for me.

Diane: Well, I’m so sorry to be such a distraction. By all means, avert your eyes.

Phyllis: I mean, I know how the abbotts reacted to you being in town, but I got to think that the newmans want you dead and buried again, permanently this time.

Diane: I do still have a son in town.

Phyllis: Diane, if you’re waiting for him to forgive you, you’re be gonna waiting a really long time.

Diane: Well, I refuse to give up hope, and I’m aware that it will take time to prove that I’ve changed.

Phyllis: Try forever.

Diane: Alright, if that’s what it takes. I want to make amends. I want to be part of kyle’s life. I’ve changed. And jack is beginning to see that, too. I do believe I’m winning him over to my side.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ] You stay the hell away from jack. After years on the battlefield

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Sharon: Your something old to hold while you walk down the aisle. Not long after I found out that you were my daughter, I gave you a garnet necklace. And this bracelet is the companion piece to that. It belonged to cassie. But today, it’s yours to take with you as you’re walking into the next phase of your life.

Mariah: Oh, mom.

Faith: No crying or we have to re-do that incredible makeup.

Mariah: Got it.

Sharon: Here, let me.

Mariah: I’ve been thinking about cassie so much the last few days.

Sharon: Me too. It’s like she’s right here with us. You know, if there was one thing in this world that cassie loved, it was a wedding.

Faith: Yeah?

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Mm-hmm.

Mariah: I will cherish this with all of my heart. Thank you so much.

Faith: Okay, moving on to something new. Inside you will find two toe rings, and those little numbers that are inscribed, that’s the latitude and the longitude of where you and tessa had your first date. One for each of you.

Sharon: That’s so great.

Mariah: So we can always find our way back to the beginning. Faith, I love it.

Sharon: Alright, something borrowed. But I get this one back.

Mariah: Of course.

Sharon: This handkerchief belonged to rey’s grandmother. And she carried it with her on her wedding day, and rey gave it to me on ours.

Mariah: Wow. It’s so beautiful. Like, the embroidery, it’s so intricate. I love it. You know, rey is the reason that crystal is here. That was his gift to us. He knew how much family meant to us, and that’s what he gave us. One more person to love and to witness our happiness.

[ Chuckles ]

Sharon: Okay, well, time for something blue.

Faith: Me again. This stone is kind of like you. Hear me out. It’s supposed to have all these healing and protective qualities, but I just like the way it feels in my hand. It calms me down when I start to get stressed out. I have carried it with me during some — let’s call them challenging times. When mom was sick, when I was in the hospital, even on my first date with moses.

Mariah: It’s beautiful.

Faith: I feel like it’s got some really good juju, you know? And maybe a little bit of magic.

Mariah: [ Sighs ] I never thought that I would be the girl that gets any of this, and, you know, look at me now. I’m somebody’s bride.

[ Laughs ]

Faith: No, not “somebody.” Tessa is the person that you were meant for, and she is meant for you.

Mariah: I am the luckiest girl in the world to have you both in my life.

[ Laughs ] Sharing this day with the both of you, it’s like a dream come true.

[ Chuckles ]

Noah: If you’re worried that I’m gonna stand up and object during the ceremony, don’t be. I have officially moved past my feelings for tessa.

Nick: Alright, I mean, you’re saying and doing all the right things, but deep down, you know, can you honestly say you’re completely over her?

Noah: Now that I’ve had some time and distance, I realize that the feelings I was having were more about my breakup back in london, and now I knew nothing was ever gonna happen with tessa, so it felt safe, if that makes sense.

Nick: Yeah, I get it. Look, you know, I’m sorry about what happened in london. But, son, love is rarely easy.

Noah: Well, damn, you couldn’t have told me that a couple years ago?

Nick: Well, that’s why when you have moments like this, you celebrate it, you know? When it’s found. And trust me, love is gonna happen for you, too.

Noah: Honestly, I am not looking for it. No, if it comes to me, that’s great, but for now, I am done feeling sorry for myself. Now, I came back home ’cause i felt like I needed to put an ocean between me and my ex, and it felt like I was sacrificing something in doing so, but, dad, I am happy. I am happy for the first time in a long time, so I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy my life.

Nick: Well, then you are a fully actualized, completely enlightened human being. My work is done here.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: Now it’s off to my other children.

Noah: Yeah.

Nick: Seriously, though, I’m proud of you.

Noah: Finally. Finally! First time today, I didn’t have to beg someone for validation.

Nick: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Noah: So now that we have fully explored all of my heartache and scars…

Nick: Here we go.

Noah: This can’t be easy for you either, walking cassie’s twin down the aisle.

Nick: Um…[ Chuckles ] Honestly, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about cassie. You know, what could’ve been.

[ Sighs ] What should’ve been. This wedding has brought up all those emotions.

Noah: Feeling all the feels?

Nick: Yeah. I’m trying to focus on the good ones, you know? ‘Cause I get to walk cassie’s sister down the aisle, and i know in my heart that she’s looking down and she’s very, very happy that her sister gets this incredible day.

Diane: Oh, my, that was extreme, even for you.

Phyllis: You want to win jack to your side? Nothing about you has changed. You’re still playing your games. You’re trying to worm yourself in to people’s lives, aren’t you?

Diane: No, no, no. It was the mention of jack that set you off, which makes me wonder about the state of your relationship. You know, at first, I thought you two were a couple again. But now I think I must’ve been mistaken, because after all the hurt and betrayal and trauma, i just can’t imagine there’s anything romantic left between the two of you.

Phyllis: I can’t imagine that you would think that you had a shot in hell with jack.

Diane: You neither confirmed nor denied.

Phyllis: What is your plan? What do you think you’re gonna obtain? Seriously, I shouldn’t be in shock because you faked your own death for so long. This should not surprise me at all.

Jack: Hello, ladies. Is there a problem? Entresto is the number one heart failure brand

Diane: It seems my mere presence is the problem.

Jack: I thought you decided to return to los angeles when you heard kyle was headed back to milan.

Diane: Yes, but his plans have changed, so I changed mine, just in case.

Jack: Don’t read too much into that decision. Kyle’s reason for delaying his trip has nothing to do with you. He has a commitment here in town.

Diane: Well, I’m not assuming anything. He has been in touch with me. He’s not shutting me out.

Jack: Not shutting you out is not the same as an open invitation to insinuate yourself into his life. Give him time and space to deal with all of that. It’s the least he deserves.

Phyllis: If we want to talk about what people deserve —

Jack: Diane, don’t let us keep you.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Crystal: I can’t believe my sister is now a famous singer-songwriter who gets her clothes straight from the designer.

Tessa: Oh, well, maybe famous-ish.

Crystal: Where we came from, nobody winds up famous. Infamous, maybe.

Tessa: I did get really lucky, didn’t I?

Crystal: And you’ve got talent. Went from busking for change to going on tour — I mean, your first album just dropped. I’m so proud of you, tessa. You did it. You made your dreams come true, and now you’re like this guitar-playing, morphing-butterfly goddess.

Tessa: Oh. I love you so much.

Crystal: Right back at you, sis.

Tessa: Oh.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Crystal: Oh, is that about your wedding dress?

Tessa: No, but it’s from mariah. She told me to look inside the weird little box behind the rattan chair.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Oh.

[ Gasps ] Aww. It’s full of hearts.

[ Laughs ]

Crystal: What does it say? Or is it too private, just between the brides?

Tessa: No, no, no. Okay. “You are the cheese to my macaroni.”

[ Laughs ] “You’re the sugar to my tea.” “You’re the wishes on my birthday cake.” “You’re the jelly to my doughnut.” And “you are the peas to my carrots.”

Crystal: [ Laughs ] You’re a couple of super-secret cheesy goofballs.

[ Both laugh ] But don’t worry, your secret’s safe with me.

Faith: Where’s my list? I need to make sure we’re still on schedule.

Sharon: You are doing such a great job.

Mariah: You know, between this and the killer engagement party that you threw me, I think that you could set up shop as an event planner.

Faith: You mean you think i could earn money from this?

Mariah: Yeah, a fortune.

Sharon: I’d pay you in hugs and kisses.

Faith: [ Chuckles ] Thanks, mom.

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Mariah: Oh.

Sharon: Everything okay?

Mariah: Yeah. Tessa says to go check the front pocket of my overnight bag. Okay. “You are the strings to my guitar. My always love.”

[ Chuckles ]

Who’s on it with jardiance?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Crystal: We didn’t grow up with too much love around us, so this is good for my heart, seeing that it’s possible. Heck, maybe there’s someone out there for me.

Tessa: Yeah, of course there is. Mariah isn’t just my love. She’s my life. I don’t know where I would be without her. She refuses to let me self-destruct and she is willing to do everything for me. She would put anything on the line for me.

Crystal: Sign me up, girl. But first, let’s get you ready to marry that extraordinary woman.

Abby: The best cup of coffee in town.

Allie: Wow, this is cool.

Abby: Noah, hi.

Noah: Abby, it’s good to see you.

Abby: This is my nephew noah.

Allie: Nice to meet you.

Noah: You too.

Abby: Noah, this is allie, jack’s granddaughter. She’s the newest member of the abbott family — or new to us.

Noah: Well, abby should have explained I’m from the dark side of her family. The — the newmans?

Abby: Allie’s still learning who’s who here in genoa city.

Noah: Okay, so she didn’t warn you about us. Well, we newmans are genetically inclined to making awkward jokes. You should see my father. Anyway, you know, there’s actually an app now for you abbotts that warns you whenever a newman’s within 500 feet, so might want to look into that. Uh…

Allie: I’m sorry?

Noah: I, um — abby, do your job, come on.

Abby: Well, I am so sorry that I can’t help you with your sad sense of humor. What my nephew is trying to say and failing miserably at is that there is a history between the families. It’s been shakespearean at times.

Allie: Got it.

Noah: Yeah, that about covers it.

Abby: But noah is a visual artist. He communicates better with pictures, not his words.

Noah: Yeah, I am an acquired taste.

Allie: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Hey. I’m sorry I’m cutting it close. I had a lot of work to do at the office. Hey, man. How you doing?

Noah: Good to see you.

Abby: Chance, I want you to meet allie. Allie, this is chance, my husband.

Allie: Hello.

Chance: Of course. Welcome to the family.

Allie: Thanks.

Abby: We need to drop allie off at the abbott house on our way home.

Chance: Okay.

Noah: I can take her. Door-to-door service, joke-free environment.

Allie: Oh, I’ll walk, but thank you.

Noah: Ouch.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] No, it’s — it’s not you. I want to get to know genoa city, soak it in a little bit.

Noah: Ah. Well, I will resist the urge to make a joke.

Abby: Bye.

Allie: I’ll see you guys.

Abby: Hi.

Chance: Hi.

[ Knock on door ]

Kyle: What are you doing here?

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Diane: I just came by to check on you.

Kyle: Why?

Diane: Well, since your plans to return to milan fell through, I was worried that maybe you were sick or something.

Kyle: You wanted to know if i stayed in town because of you. The answer is no.

Diane: Well, you certainly look handsome. I hope whatever’s keeping you here is something good.

Kyle: I’m going to my best friend’s wedding. I’m officiating.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] My son the minister.

Kyle: The online variety.

Diane: Well, I just love weddings. You’re going to have a wonderful time. You know, this is what I wanted for you — the life I dreamed you’d live once I stepped out of it. Friends, family, a community. I couldn’t be prouder.

Kyle: Well, I’m running late.

Diane: Oh, don’t let me keep you.

Phyllis: What is she up to? We need to find out.

Jack: I appreciate and understand your instinct. She is never going to be forthcoming.

Phyllis: Well, of course not. She’s not gonna admit anything. I have a very, very bad feeling, jack. We can’t let our guard down.

Jack: Phyllis, I know what this is really about.

Phyllis: You do?

Jack: Yes, because I know you, red. This is about what you think this is going to do to summer.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah, it is about that.

Jack: I assume you’ve heard the latest there.

Phyllis: Yes, I heard that she — she’ll be at the wedding. I’m really excited.

Jack: Yeah, it’s great news. So let’s stop spending our energy worrying about what diane is going to do. Ms. Summers, would you do me the honor of accompanying me to what promises to be the greatest wedding of the year?

Phyllis: There is nothing i would like more than to accompany you to this wedding, mr. Abbott.

Tessa: And the pice de résistance.

Crystal: [ Gasps ] Wow. Oh. I look so badass.

[ Chuckles ]

Tessa: You were born in the wrong decade.

Crystal: This is too wild, right? Being here in genoa city, being able to go to your wedding.

Tessa: I know, right? Did I tell you that there were two separate proposals?

Crystal: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: I proposed to her and then she proposed to me.

Crystal: Why am I not surprised?

Tessa: Well, I was so blissed out when she said yes, and then we started making plans and her family was so supportive and thrilled for us. I couldn’t help but think what it would be like at our wedding alone, with no parents and you — you couldn’t risk it.

Crystal: Rey rosales will always have a special place in our hearts.

Tessa: Forever and always, because having you here is just so incredible.

Crystal: I’m so happy to be here.

Tessa: [ Inhales sharply ]

Crystal: Okay, no crying. You’ll mess up your makeup, and you look so super-cool.

Tessa: [ Exhales sharply ] Okay, I’m fine. I’m fine.

Crystal: Don’t we need to leave?

Tessa: Uh, oh, oh, yes. Yes, we do, right this very minute. Um…okay, I still don’t have the dress, and I don’t want to freak out on the happiest day of my life, but I’m pretty close to freaking out.

[ Knock on door ] Okay, please, please, please, please, please.

[ Gasps ]

Kevin: Ta-da!

Tessa: Oh, thank you, thank you.

Chloe: What? You weren’t worried, were you?

Tessa: [ Exhales sharply ]

Nick: What do you think of the threads? Papa’s a real cool cat. Can you dig?

Faith: [ Sighs ] You’re such a dork, dad.

Nick: More like dy-no-mite. Ready to dance all night. Give me five. Too slow. Too slow. What are you looking at? You giving me the hairy eyeball?

Moses: What?

Faith: Dad, if you’re gonna keep using ancient phrases, hand out a glossary.

Nick: Still haven’t gotten the word from the kid. Moses. What do you think?

Moses: “Sound as a pound.”

Nick: I love it.

Sharon: And that’s good?

Moses: According to this ’70s phrases website I just checked out.

Sharon: Mm. And what do you think about the mother of the bride?

Nick: Super groovy.

Faith: Ugh, never gonna run out of ’70s talk. What’s the ’70s word for gorgeous?

Moses: You look so beautiful. I can’t wait to see how you’re gonna top this for prom.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Faith: Oh, my god, the schedule. Hey, listen up, that was the two-minute warning before we have to get out of here.

Sharon: Oh, there she is.

Nick: Oh, yeah.

Sharon: Yay! Do you have everything you need?

Mariah: I think so. I have the love of my family and I have someone to love me for the rest of my life, so I think I’m good.

Faith: Breathe in. Good?

Mariah: Mm.

[ Exhales ] Out of this world.

Faith: Then let’s do this!

Nick: Let’s go!

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Nick: You look beautiful. Let’s get you hitched.

Mariah: Thank you. Like pulsing, electric shocks,

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Devon: Man.

Amanda: Well, this place looks —

Devon: Outta sight!

[ Laughter ]

Nate: What it is, my brother.

Devon: How you doing?

Amanda: Man, I am really digging this ’70s vibe.

Devon: Yeah, noah really knew what he was doing.

Elena: Yeah, someone understood the assignment. Look at this place.

Nate: Mm.

Devon: I think every wedding should be a theme.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Look who it is.

Nate: Oh!

Devon: Hey, now, alright. Ready to dance, I see.

[ Laughter ]

Elena: Faith, I love your dress.

Faith: Thank you.

Devon: You guys are looking great. We’ll see you on the dance floor.

Moses: Yeah. Have fun, guys.

Devon: You too.

Faith: [ Sighs ] I hope my brides are okay.

Moses: Oh, they’re fine. And remember, if there’s anything that goes wrong, you have me as back-up.

Faith: You’re the best.

Sharon: Our very talented son put all of this together. We have a lot to be proud of today.

Nick: Mm-hmm.

Abby: I cannot believe that my nephew put all this together out of nothing.

Sharon: He did a fantastic job.

Kevin: Maybe we can get him to leave it up for a few days. This seems like an amazing place to have some after-school play-dates.

Abby: Oh, yes, I love that idea. I think mariah and tessa would, too.

Kevin: They are an amazing couple.

Abby: Yeah.

Kevin: And that is one proud dad right there.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ]

Abby: He’s the best.

Sharon: Oh, um…excuse me for a moment. Crystal. It’s sharon.

Crystal: Oh, my god, it’s so great to see you again.

Sharon: You too.

Crystal: I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I said I wouldn’t do this.

Sharon: No, that’s okay.

Crystal: It isn’T. You did so much for me when i was mixed up in that nightmare with zack, and I know the reason that I’m here is because of your husband, rey, and I’m so sorry for your loss.

Sharon: Thank you. Mariah said that this is rey’s wedding gift — removing the obstacles so that you could be here to enjoy this amazing occasion.

Crystal: I’m sorry to bring him up on such a happy day.

Sharon: No, no need to apologize. Rey is the reason that we can be happy after so much heartache. I’m just so glad that tessa’s able to have some family with her today, and that’s what I’m gonna focus on.

Kyle: Hi, sharon. I heard about rey. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Sharon: Thank you. Thanks for saying that, kyle. And thanks for changing your plans so that you could be here for mariah and do this for her. I know that it means a lot to her.

Kyle: Me too. And sorry for interrupting.

Sharon: No, not at all. This is crystal, tessa’s sister.

Kyle: Ah, it’s so good to meet you. Tessa’s a good friend of mine. I’m kyle.

[ Clears throat ]

Reverend kyle.

Crystal: Are you the minister?

Kyle: I was just ordained online, but don’t let it scare you that this is my first time. Tessa and mariah are in very caring and capable hands. And in case you don’t know, I’m the reason they got together in the first place, but I’ll save the details for the toast.

Jack: Hey, there. Are we late?

Phyllis: Congratulations, sharon.

Sharon: Oh, thank you, phyllis.

Jack: Congratulations.

Sharon: Thank you.

Kyle: Not at all. You’re right on time.

Phyllis: Where are the brides? Are they here?

Kyle: Yes, but they haven’t seen each other, and I’m happy to report I have never seen two people more ready to get married. Looking to get back in your type 2 diabetes zone?

Phyllis: So where’s summer?

Kyle: Her flight was delayed, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she gets here soon. But if you’ll excuse me, I need to make sure that I’m standing in the right place to perform my officiating duties. So who’s running this show?

Faith: That would be me.

Kyle: Impressive.

Faith: Everyone, please take a seat so we can celebrate our super-funky couple and lift them up with the power of our love. Kyle.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Crystal: Thank you.

[ Processional music plays ]

[ Indistinct speaking ]

Tessa: You look so beautiful.

Mariah: I love you.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, May 13, 2022

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Nikki: What are you doing here? Lying in wait, hoping that Victoria will come by again?

Ashland: I gather she told you we spoke earlier about my donation to New Hope. She didn’t object, which I found gratifying.

Nikki: I’m sure what you find even more gratifying is how much it still upsets her to see you. Does that feed your voracious ego?

Ashland: Hurting Victoria is the last thing I want. Every move I am making right now is about easing her pain.

Nikki: We learned a long time ago to pay attention to what you do, not what you say, since all you do is lie from morning till night.

Ashland: Nikki —

Nikki: You continue to claim that you love my daughter. If that’s true, prove it by leaving her alone.

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Nikki: I was just sharing with Ashland what I think about him and how selfish he is for continuing to inflict his presence on you.

Ashland: I’m sorry. I should’ve recognized that a mother as protective as you are would not want to hear an apology from me, no matter how heartfelt.

Nikki: Oh, please.

Victoria: Mom, it’s not worth your time to get into it with him. Doesn’t matter where he goes or what he does, it’s his business. I honestly don’t care.

Nikki: I don’t share my daughter’s indifference. Victor and I didn’t go after you before because it was more important to get her out of a marriage based on lies. But we’ve done that now. And if you aren’t smart enough to stay away from her, we will come up with our own way of solving this little problem. Do you understand me?


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Jack: It is so much healthier to express your feelings than keep them bottled up.

Allie: Yeah, but it’s just not something I do — crying in front of someone that I haven’t known for very long.

Jack: Look, maybe we haven’t known each other that long, but I’m not just anybody. I’m not a stranger. I’m your grandfather. And I have a feeling that something’s really on your mind that you’ve come a very long way to Genoa City, maybe — maybe to talk about it. I just want you to know you always have a soft spot to land here. I made a lot of mistakes with your father. I don’t want to repeat those mistakes.

Allie: You’re right. I came here because I could use someone to talk to. Something did happen.

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Michael: I’m gonna make you a promise. We’re gonna hit every exotic destination on our wish list, and if you want to end up in the south of France, that’s where we’ll finish. But not quite yet, because we’re still in our prime, baby.

Lauren: Are we?

Michael: You don’t agree?

Lauren: Oh, I do.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] So I suggest that we continue to thrive in our respective careers. And…live our lives to the fullest. And then, when it’s time for us to walk off into the sunset, we’ll know it. And we’ll go hand-in-hand. What an adventure that will be.

Lauren: [Chuckles] Okay. Good point. But there is the difference between our careers. Running a successful chain of department stores isn’t dangerous. It’s relatively safe. No one is gonna put me behind bars because I declare pink the color of the season.

Michael: Oh, so bright.

Lauren: But it was muted.

Michael: Alright. True.

[ Sighs ] But like I said, I am convinced that things with Victor are going to settle down.

Lauren: Mm. I find that very hard to believe.

Michael: Time will tell. And if it becomes an issue, we will revisit this, okay?

Lauren: Okay.

Michael: Good.

Lauren: I am gonna go back to work.

Michael: Aww.

Lauren: But I would like you to compare and contrast something for me — our wonderful trip in the south of France to the delightful time you spent behind bars in Peru. I love you.


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Ashland: What I want or plan is none of your damn business.

Adam: Well, that is a bit rude, considering I’m the reason you have half a billion dollars to toss around in the first place.

Ashland: I regret I took that money at all. It wasn’t worth giving up the woman I love.

Adam: I don’t buy that. You made your choice. You knew what the terms were. And requirements that you don’t seem to eager to honor now.

Ashland: Well, let me remind you again the terms of the deal. I agreed to walk away from the company and have my marriage annulled. That’s it. I have upheld my end of the bargain. So what’s the problem?

Adam: The problem is that Victoria fell for you at all. And she wasn’t the one that drove you out of town after she found out what you had done. It’s like she is still hanging on to the fantasy of the guy she thought she had fallen in love with

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Adam: Ah. I’m gonna turn my attention back to Newman Media and turning it into the powerhouse I know it can be. Congratulations, Nikki, on your new position.

Nikki: Thank you.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I look forward to working with you both.

Nikki: The hell was that about?

Victoria: I have no idea, but I could use a little fresh air and a break from all things Newman.


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Victoria: Sally, look, I hope you won’t take this personally, but I’m really not in the mood for any company.

Sally: I totally get it. And for the record, it takes a lot more than that to offend me. Everybody needs to have time to kick back and relax, especially when they’ve been dealing with everything that you’ve had to. One body blow after another. So, yes, I will give you some privacy, no problem. I — I just hope you don’t mind me saying one thing. I so admire your strength and resilience. You are the most tenacious woman that I know. It doesn’t matter what life throws at you, you keep your head up and you keep pushing forward. It’s really inspiring.

Victoria: Thank you. Thank you so much for the compliment. I wasn’t expecting that.

Sally: Why on earth not?

Victoria: When I took the reins back at newman, you and adam lost your temporary titles. I can imagine you were very disappointed about that.

Sally: I’m actually perfectly satisfied being coo of newman media. Adam and I are really excited about our plans going forward.

Victoria: He said something along the same lines earlier.

Sally: See? We’re all on the same team. In a very good place. The only loser here is ashland, and he deserves it.

Michael: Thank you for meeting me here.

Victor: You’re welcome. Now, you didn’t make clear what you want to talk about.

Michael: I assume you’re aware that diane jenkins is back. I ran into her myself recently.

Victor: Yep. Hard as it is, she’s back in town, you’re right. I hope she soon gets the hell out of town.

Michael: What if she doesn’t?

Victor: Well, if she thinks that everyone here’s gonna let bygones be bygones, she’s sorely mistaken, and I’m gonna make sure that she realizes that, okay? Now, there’s something else i need to talk to you about.

Michael: Let me stop you right there, please.

Sharon: No, you’ve got the right time. There’s no confusion. We are expecting your delivery person between 8:00 and 9:00 A.M. Tomorrow. Perfect. Well, thanks for checking in. Hey.

Faith: Hey, mom. I picked up the dry cleaning.

Sharon: Oh, that was so nice of you. How — how’s your to-do list coming?

Faith: Almost done. I got the new items for mariah and tessa to carry, so old, blue, and new are done.

Sharon: Great, and I can just loan them something for borrowed.

Faith: Yeah, I figured. So we can cross that off.

Sharon: Excellent.

Faith: I’ll go hang this in your closet.

Sharon: Oh, no, you don’t have to. I was actually heading upstairs to get something anyway.

Faith: Just let me do it. What do you need? I’ll bring it down.

Sharon: Is there some reason you don’t want me to? Oh, I see. One of rey’s shirts — the one that I bought him in miami, the cuban one.

Faith: I’m sorry. I know you wanted to focus on mariah and the wedding today. Not think about…

Sharon: My loss.

Tessa: The bakery just called.

Mariah: What’s wrong?

Tessa: Nothing! They just wanted to confirm when and where to bring the cake tomorrow.

Mariah: Okay. Good.

Tessa: Okay, twitchy.

Mariah: Well, I almost lost out on having kyle officiate, and now I’m just waiting for something to go wrong.

Tessa: Wow, I was the worrywart earlier, and now we switched places.

Mariah: Well, I’m very jealous. What’s your secret?

Tessa: I don’t know, I just decided to take a deep breath and admit that everything was gonna be fine.

Mariah: Oh, god, even hearing you say that is making me superstitious and paranoid.

Tessa: Listen, you, the fact that the wedding is coming together has nothing to do with luck and is everything to do with the fact that your family is coming through for us in a major way.

Mariah: Yeah, that’s mostly for my mom. Yeah, they know she needs something happy and joyous in her life right now.

Tessa: Well, I’m glad that our love can give her that.

[ Knock on door ]

Mariah: Please don’t be something wrong.

Tessa: Okay, would you just relax? It’s probably someone with a wedding gift.

[ Gasps ] Crystal!

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Tessa: Give me that bag. Why didn’t you tell me when you were getting in? I would’ve met you at the airport with balloons and your maid-of-honor tiara.

Crystal: I knew you’d be frantic with all the last-minute stuff, and I didn’t want to get in the way. Although, I do know how to rock a tiara.

Mariah: Well, you look fantastic with or without sparkly accessories. Come here! Oh, let me get a look at you. Wow, you look so strong and so confident, like a whole new person.

Crystal: Thanks. Feels like I’ve grown up a lot in the time that I’ve been away. Which is good, I supposed, although I’ve missed you like crazy.

Tessa: That makes two of us!

Crystal: Oh! I’m so glad I get to be here in person for your big day.

Tessa: Yeah. Well, that was all rey. No one in the family had any idea that he was working to get the charges against you dropped.

Crystal: How’s sharon doing? I know they weren’t married long, like a year, year and a half. His death must be so hard on her.

Sharon: When I said I wanted to focus on the wedding, i didn’t mean that no one should talk about rey at all. I was just trying to give you all permission to enjoy the happy day without worrying about how I feel.

Faith: Oh.

Sharon: Obviously, he’s on my mind already anyway. I think about him every minute of the day.

Faith: Me too. It’s just when the lady at the dry cleaner said that he hadn’t picked up his shirt so it would be in your things, I realized that she didn’t know that he had died. She asked me to say hi to him, and I didn’t even know what to say.

Sharon: I’m so sorry.

Faith: I can’t believe he’s gone. It doesn’t seem real. Every time that the door opens, I look up and I expect it’s gonna be rey.

Sharon: So do I.

Faith: He was there for us through the scariest times — your cancer, my transplant, mariah’s kidnapping.

[ Sighs ] He always remained so calm and strong and refused to let us give up hope. Now everything turned out the way he promised, and he doesn’t even get to be here for it. It’s so messed up.

Sharon: It really is.

Victoria: I think that ashland came out of this just fine. Thanks to adam, he’s several hundred million dollars richer than he was.

Sally: Well, I doubt the money made him any happier, since he’s already given half of it away.

Victoria: How did you know about that?

Sally: I saw him talking about it with nick. And when adam and I spoke with him afterwards, he was anything but fine. I mean, granted, it was a brief conversation because ashland doesn’t trust adam, so of course he wasn’t gonna talk about how broken up he was over losing you, but it was very obvious to anyone with eyes.

Victoria: I think you are either totally misreading the situation or you’re greatly exaggerating. Either that, or he’s playing you and adam, the same way that billy did when he pretended to be falling apart, when he knew that you were following him around in your disguises, making your little spy videos.

Sally: Well, ashland couldn’t fool me. Not that I’m a better judge of character than you. That was not my point.

Victoria: Then what is?

Sally: Just it’s true what they say — takes one to know one. And I have been where ashland is now.

Victoria: What does that mean?

Sally: May I?

Victoria: Fine. Sit.

Michael: Lauren has stepped up her efforts to get me to bow out of this job.

Victor: What do you mean, on account of peru?

Michael: Well, it sure didn’t help.

Victor: What the hell does this have to do with your wife? You’re my lawyer. Do I need to hire someone else?

Michael: No, no. You don’t have to take it that far.

Victor: Well, then let’s start talking business, okay? Ashland locke is still in town. He’s circling the water like a shark.

Michael: Oh. I assume you want me to find a way to…neutralize him.

Victor: You bet, okay? More than that, I want to get rid of that S.O.B. Permanently.

Faith: I’m sorry. I was trying to stay positive today, for your sake.

Sharon: Don’t apologize. And don’t try to hide your feelings from me. You know, it helps me to know that other people see how special rey was and that they miss him, too.

Faith: I really do.

Sharon: Well, we’re gonna keep him in our hearts. And there’s another way that rey’s memory will never be forgotten. Your father told me that someone made a donation to new hope in rey’s honor, and it’s a large sum.

Faith: That’s great.

Sharon: Your father’s gonna use that to help a lot of people — build affordable housing and recreation centers, all kinds of resources for high-risk kids, and these were issues that rey really cared about.

Faith: That is so awesome.

Sharon: And this is a beautiful way of making sure that rey’s kindness and compassion are never forgotten.

Faith: Who made the donation?

Sharon: Um, well…your father said that the donor prefers to remain anonymous, and that way the focus stays where it belongs — on rey.

Michael: What exactly does your vision for permanently removing ashland entail?

Victor: I can assure you that you won’t be risking your life going after locke.

Michael: Not this time.

Victor: This man is making victoria’s life a hell, and i won’t stand for it.

Michael: Alright, alright, has ashland engaged in any behavior that we can report to a judge? Is he harassing victoria? Is he threatening victoria?

Victor: None of it. He’s just hovering around her, you know, trying to impress her with his undying love.

Michael: Well, do you think he’s sincere or is he just toying with her?

Victor: The point is that he is becoming frustrating.

Michael: How can you tell?

Victor: Because she’s very cold to him. And once he realized that his tactics weren’t working, he gave half of the money I gave him to new hope.

Michael: $250 million?

Victor: 250 million bucks.

Michael: Alright.

Victor: And here’s the kicker. He did it in rey rosales’ name. He wants it to fund charitable projects in rey’s honor. He’s trying very hard to convince victoria that his love for her has transformed him.

Michael: [ Scoffs ] Well, that’s one hell of a gesture.

Victor: Yeah.

Michael: Is it working?

Victor: Of course not.

Sally: Like your ex, i pretended to be deathly ill to get someone’s sympathy. To make them fall hopelessly in love with me. At least that was the plan, anyway.

Victoria: I didn’t think there was anyone else on this planet that would stoop so low.

Sally: If you want to let me have it, go ahead. If there’s some insults that you haven’t hurled at ashland yet, you can say them to me.

Victoria: I can see now why adam likes you so much. You truly are two of a kind.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] I know you didn’t mean it this way, but I’m going to choose to take that as a compliment.

Victoria: So did you pull it off? Is there some poor man out there that you scammed into marrying you?

Sally: Um…it didn’t get that far. It ended in disaster, because how could it not? Wyatt was so hurt and disgusted, he chose to cut me out of his life completely, just like you did with ashland — booting him out of the company, erasing his name from the letterhead, and annulling your marriage. Just like it never happened. So that is how I know that the guy’s pain and shame are real. I disagree with the people who think that he’s a sociopath. I believe that he feels true remorse.

Victoria: [ Scoffs ] Right.

Sally: I mean, of course, i never had the option of shelling out $250 million to buy redemption, but if I did, it would’ve been totally worth it because that is how horrible it feels to know that you have hit rock bottom and that you have hurt the one person that you love more than anything in this world. And for what? Money, power? I mean, you can’t hold either of those things in your arms. So, yeah, I’m sure the last thing you want to hear right now is that I feel sorry for ashland, but to be honest… I kind of do. If you’ve been living with heart disease,

Victoria: Your sympathy is misplaced. And you’re projecting.

Sally: Why do you say that?

Victoria: Just because you’ve regretted your actions, it doesn’t mean that ashland does. You were trying to hold on to someone that you loved, while ashland was using me so thathe could get what he really wanted, which was full control of newman/locke.

Sally: But now he’s lost all hope of ever gaining that, and he’s still hanging around. So it seems to me like he might have realized that there’s more important things in life.

Victoria: Ashland hates to lose, and he very much enjoys manipulating people.

[ Sighs ] So…when it comes right down to it, I really don’t care what his intentions are.

Sally: You have every right to feel that way. Too much has happened. So it really doesn’t matter how he feels or what he’s learned. I was at your wedding, so I saw him make this amazing declaration of love, so I guess it’s just hard for me to believe that at least some of that wasn’t genuine. But who cares? It’s too late. So I guess, I don’t know, best-case scenario for ashland is just to move on, like I did, and just try and do better with the next woman in his life.

Victoria: Right.

Sally: I mean, that’s how i know what adam and I have is healthy and strong because i learned from my mistakes. Is it fair that you invested so much time and love into ashland, teaching him how to be a better man, and now someone else gets to benefit from that? Hell no. And it’s totally unfair. And he’s probably gonna be haunted by how badly he treated you for the rest of his life. But he’s got no one to blame but himself. Anyway, I’ve definitely taken up too much of your time, so I…am going to head back to the office. But…I really hope things get better for you.

Victor: The point is victoria has finally wised up to what that man is all about. She knows she can’t trust a word coming out of that S.O.B.’S mouth.

Michael: Yeah, I can only imagine how painful that realization must have been. Do you think there’s any temptation on victoria’s part to believe him, that somehow the power of her love redeems him?

Victor: No. He fooled her once, he’s not gonna fool her again. But…that is what has got me worried.

Michael: Because ashland locke isn’t used to hearing the word no? Because he’s not the type to slink off quietly in defeat?

Victor: You said it.

Michael: [ Sighs ] Well…I know you’re worried that victoria’s continued rejection will just make matters worse.

Victor: We’ve got to come up with a plan…in case I need to rescue victoria. I want that bastard out of town permanently.

Nikki: What are you doing here? Lying in wait, hoping that victoria will come by again?

Ashland: I gather she told you we spoke earlier about my donation to new hope. She didn’t object, which I found gratifying.

Nikki: I’m sure what you find even more gratifying is how much it still upsets her to see you. Does that feed your voracious ego?

Ashland: Hurting victoria is the last thing I want. Every move I am making right now is about easing her pain.

Nikki: We learned a long time ago to pay attention to what you do, not what you say, since all you do is lie from morning till night.

Ashland: Nikki —

Nikki: You continue to claim that you love my daughter. If that’s true, prove it by leaving her alone.

Tessa: Well, crystal’s all settled in. She’s just in the shower.

Mariah: Excellent. I mean, how perfect did this work out? I can go to my mom’s, like we planned, and then crystal will be here so you’re not gonna be lonely.

Tessa: Oh, we have so much catching up to do. And I’m sure that sharon and faith will appreciate having this alone time with you for the last time before you’re a married woman.

Mariah: Can you believe it? I mean, the next time we see each other, we’re gonna be walking down the aisle.

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Sharon: So what do you think? There’s one for each guest, and all of the goodies that we talked about are in the bags.

Faith: Oh, my gosh, they came out fantastic.

Sharon: I don’t know. Do you really think so?

Faith: No, I mean it. I’m seriously impressed.

Sharon: Really?

Faith: Yeah, now I know where noah’s artistic talent comes from.

Sharon: Oh, that’s nice of you to say, but, no, they’re not perfect.

Faith: They’re hand-made. They’re not supposed to look like cookie-cutter, store-bought things.

Sharon: You know what? I agree. I actually don’t mind the little imperfections. It shows that this effort came from our hearts.

Faith: It kind of works with their relationship. Mariah and tessa don’t try to hide their imperfections either. To me, it’s even more romantic. They accept each other for who they are, no matter what, in spite of their flaws.

Sharon: Aww, you’re gonna make me cry.

Mariah: The bride is here! Well, one of them anyway.

Sharon: Hi!

Mariah: Hi!

Faith: I’m so happy that we’re getting a sleepover.

Mariah: Oh, me too.

Sharon: So what’s, like, the real reason behind this anyway?

Mariah: What do you mean?

Sharon: Well, are you superstitious? Are you afraid if you see your bride before the ceremony, it’ll be bad luck?

Mariah: Maybe a little, but, no, it’s — it’s mainly that we like some old traditions, you know? And it’s a great excuse — tessa gets to spend some time with crystal.

Sharon: Oh, what time does she get in?

Mariah: She just got in a little bit ago.

Sharon: I’m so happy that she could be here to join the celebration.

Mariah: I know. I mean, what rey did to make all of this happen, it’s — it’s an incredible gift.

Sharon: He’s still here with us, making his presence known.

Crystal: Sharon has the best taste in nail polish. I love this color for you.

Tessa: Ooh, me too. Should we paint our toes later?

Crystal: Sure.

[ Gasps ] Wow. That portrait of you and mariah.

Tessa: Yeah, it’s cool, right?

Crystal: Yeah.

Tessa: Noah painted it.

Crystal: It’s stunning. He couldn’ have created something so gorgeous for you unless he’s gotten over how it all started.

Tessa: Well, it was a bit awkward when he first came back, but we’ve moved on from that.

Crystal: Glad to hear it. And what about sharon? Are things copacetic between you two? I know there have been times that she’s had her issues with you.

Tessa: Yeah, but for pretty good reason.

[ Both laugh ] But we’ve moved past that now. We’re really close.

Crystal: That’s so awesome.

Tessa: Well, we had to lean on each other when mariah went missing. And rey was so supportive.

Crystal: I still have to pinch myself thinking about my life now. That I’m finally out from under those charges. I’m free, thanks to rey rosales, this person that I never even met.

Tessa: It’s so phenomenal.

Crystal: Things were okay in canada — better than okay. But I’d gotten used to thinking that I was never gonna be able to have the kind of life that i wanted. That I’d always have to hide and look over my shoulder and worry if I was safe. But now I can go where I want and I can do whatever I want. I wish I had the chance to thank rey. He changed everything for me.

Tessa: You would’ve loved him.

Crystal: The whole family sounds amazing. And now you get to be a part of it.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Look, I don’t want to upset you, but I can’t leave things the way we just did. I would hate to think that you’re telling victoria that i never cared for her because nothing could be further from the truth.

Nikki: I think that song’s getting a little old.

Ashland: I should never have deceived her. It was cruel, it was callous, and you’ll get no argument from me on that. But I eventually, belatedly, realized what a treasure my wife is. I’m just trying to help her to understand that and maybe one day win her forgiveness.

Nikki: Well, that would be even more cruel than what you have done so far, because you’re toxic. You are an arrogant, emotionally stunted narcissist, incapable of putting other people’s needs ahead of your own.

[ Scoffs ] Everything is a game to you. Just another move on the chessboard. Well, my daughter deserves better than that.

Victoria: What’s going on here? With depression, you just feel…blah.

Nikki: I was just sharing with ashland what I think about him and how selfish he is for continuing to inflict his presence on you.

Ashland: I’m sorry. I should’ve recognized that a mother as protective as you are would not want to hear an apology from me, no matter how heartfelt.

Nikki: Oh, please.

Victoria: Mom, it’s not worth your time to get into it with him. Doesn’t matter where he goes or what he does, it’s his business. I honestly don’t care.

Nikki: I don’t share my daughter’s indifference. Victor and I didn’t go after you before because it was more important to get her out of a marriage based on lies. But we’ve done that now. And if you aren’t smart enough to stay away from her, we will come up with our own way of solving this little problem. Do you understand me?

Tessa: Here you go.

Crystal: Thank you.

Tessa: It’s pretty wild that I’m gonna be joining this big, boisterous, loving family, especially after the way you and I grew up. It was so chaotic and unpredictable.

Crystal: Yeah.

Tessa: I’ve been thinking about it a lot because mariah and I decided to have kids.

Crystal: You’re gonna be a mom?

Tessa: Is that just super crazy?

Crystal: It’s crazy awesome! You have the biggest heart of anyone I know, and you practically raised me.

Tessa: It was mariah’s idea. It took me a while, but then i realized that adoption was the best thing for us.

Crystal: That’s perfect. You can give a kid in a bad situation a loving home, save them from growing up the way that we did.

Tessa: Well…that’s why i was so hesitant at first. Mariah and I both had crappy childhoods, and hers was worse in some ways, if you can imagine that, because it was an even more whacked-out environment.

Crystal: I can’t imagine what that would even be.

Tessa: A literal cult.

Crystal: Oh, my god. That — that must have been horrible.

Tessa: We decided that we needed to know that we had what it takes to be good spouses and parents so that we don’t perpetuate the same cycle and saddle our kids with the same unresolved baggage.

Crystal: So I take it that you got over your fears, since you’re taking the plunge tomorrow?

Tessa: Let’s put it this way — this is as fearless as we’re gonna get.

Crystal: [ Chuckles ] So what made the difference?

Tessa: It wasn’t just one thing. We just decided that we weren’t gonna let this thing fail. And we’ve come close many, many times to losing everything, but we always found a way to come back to each other. To get better and make things right.

Crystal: You’re basically talking about trust. Or what I imagine that would feel like, if and when I ever experience it.

Tessa: Well, if it happened for me, of all people, then it can definitely happen for you.

Crystal: Okay, enough. We’re getting way too deep.

[ Chuckles ]

Tessa: Yeah, you’re probably right.

Crystal: Tonight is about celebrating and having fun and getting ready for your big day tomorrow. So what’s next on our beauty agenda?

Tessa: Mm. Hmm.

Crystal: [ Gasps ] Hair. What do you think — do we do a trial run?

Tessa: [ Gasps ] Yeah, i would love that.

Crystal: So are the brides thinking of having updos or are we thinking maybe something a little more boho chic?

Tessa: Probably boho chic, ’cause I feel like that’s more manageable for me.

Crystal: Yeah.

[ Both laugh ]

Mariah: Oh, here she comes.

Sharon: Mm.

Faith: So what are you looking forward to most tomorrow? Like, for real, no sarcasm.

Mariah: Well, that — that limits my options.

Faith: Come on, try. I know you can do it.

Mariah: Okay, let me think. Hmm. Is it cheesy that it’s actually getting to marry the love of my life?

Faith: Yes, but I’ll allow it. I’m most excited for the dancing. It’s the best part of weddings. I just can’t wait to get out on that dance floor.

Sharon: Well, that’s good, because we’ll know where to find you when it comes time to do the bouquet toss.&

Mariah: Oh.

Faith: Oh, yeah, about that, I hope you won’t be offended, mariah, but I’m not gonna go too nuts trying to catch it. Imagine how moses would react. It would totally freak him out.

Mariah: Eh, she has a point.

Faith: Mom, what are you most looking forward to?

Sharon: All of it. I’ve missed out on so many important moments and events in mariah’s life. I just plan on soaking this one up.

Nikki: Poor thing, you must be exhausted.

Victoria: I’m just tired of this day.

Nikki: Well, I have the perfect cure for that.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] You do?

Nikki: Yeah. Why don’t we take a week and go to some fabulous spa in europe, just the two of us? I mean, we can celebrate our new working partnership and hammer out some long-term goals. It would be so good for both of us.

Victoria: Mom, I know what you’re trying to do, and I am grateful, but the timing is wrong.

Nikki: Well, I disagree. I think this is a perfect time for a mother-daughter trip.

Victoria: Far away from ashland?

Nikki: Oh, ashland who?

Victoria: Look, we just have too much on our plate right now. We have to officially change the name of the company back to newman enterprises. Do we keep it quiet or do we do a big publicity push? And then we have to transition you into your new role and find out which of the executives can be trusted to be loyal now that ashland is gone.

Nikki: Darling, I hear you, but you haven’t had a real break from any of this since we found out what ashland was up to. You haven’t given yourself the time to really accept it.

Victoria: Mother, I don’t want you to worry about that. I’m — I’m not on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I’m not — not even close. Look, I appreciate your concern, really, I do, but I’m gonna get through this. I promise.

Ashland: I’ll have one more, please. Thank you.

Sally: The two of you make quite the pair.

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

Sally: Victoria was here a little bit ago, sitting on that same exact stool in almost the same exact mood. Only she hid it a little better.

Ashland: And you find this entertaining?

Sally: No, I find it all very sad. Two people who obviously miss each other — one too proud to admit it and the other one too proud to keep up the fight.

Ashland: Why do you care? What does any of this have to do with you?

Sally: Not a thing. I’m just a sucker for romance. I hope you have a very nice evening.

Sharon: Hey, you too excited to sleep?

Mariah: Yeah, I think i probably need to make some of that tea you’re always recommending me.

Sharon: Chamomile.

Mariah: Yeah, I don’t want to nod off during the ceremony, so I should probably get some sleep. I mean, that would be very bad.

[ Chuckles ]

Sharon: Somehow, I don’t see that happening.

Mariah: You know, for so long, I was watching people pairing up, starting families and building their futures together…and it was all that i wanted, but I thought that it was gonna pass me by. I’m so sorry. That must sound so insensitive.

Sharon: Why?

Mariah: Because you just lost the partner that you thought you were gonna spend forever with.

Sharon: Hey, stop, okay? There is nothing about your happiness that hurts me, i promise. Someday when you have kids of your own, you’re gonna realize that you actually live for this.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ]

Sharon: The love that you found with tessa, it’s amazing. It’s the best. It’S…

[ Sighs ] You know, this is everything that I want for you. This is everything I want for my girl, so don’t you dare feel guilty even for a second, okay?

Mariah: Okay.

Next week on

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Summer: Oh, you must be allie.

Allie: I am.

Summer: I’m summer, kyle’s wife.

Amanda: Man, I am really digging this ’70s vibe.

Devon: Yeah, noah really knew what he was doing.

Elena: Yeah, someone understood the assignment. Look at this place.

Faith: Everyone, please take a seat so we can celebrate our super-funky couple and lift them up with the power of our love.

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Sharon: We’re home!

Faith: Mom, I missed you so much!

Sharon: I missed you, too. Ah! You know what? Even though it was a short trip, I’m really glad I’m home.

Faith: I wish you’d let me go with you.

Sharon: You know what, going alone, that was the right decision. And it’s okay. It’s fine, I’m home now.

Faith: Why don’t I take your bags upstairs for you? Meanwhile you can have a nice hot bath, maybe take a nap, get some rest from your trip.

Sharon: Actually, I’m not tired at all. And I promise I’ll tell you all about rey’s memorial later. Right now I want to focus on the wedding that’s happening tomorrow. I’ll bet there’s a couple of brides that could use our love and support.

Tessa: Can you believe it? Tomorrow’s the big day!

Mariah: Did we forget anything? I think I checked everything off the list.

Tessa: Well, did you forget to put anything on the list?

Mariah: That is not a comforting thought. Why would you say something like that?

Tessa: Oh, lists are only as good as you make them.

Mariah: No, I — I think I have everything. It’s all gonna be fine, i promise.

Tessa: Okay.

Mariah: Noah’s taking care of the venue and my mom took care of the flowers before she left for miami, so…

Tessa: Well, we had our final fittings with chelsea.

Mariah: Mm-hmm.

Tessa: And we should get our dresses by the end of the day. Did you write your vows?

Mariah: Yes. Now I just have to practice reciting them without dissolving into a puddle on the floor.

[ Chuckles ]

Tessa: Oh, I can’t wait to recite our vows in front of each other and in front of everyone we love.

Mariah: Oh, no.

Tessa: What?

Mariah: Kyle. Oh, my god, he never confirmed if he was gonna officiate.

Tessa: No, relax. If kyle can’t do it, I’m sure devon will be happy to do it.

Mariah: No, I love devon, but I had my heart set on kyle. I mean, it felt like it was meant to be. How could I let something so big just slip my mind?

[ Knock on door ]

Noah: Okay, brides, grab your things. Come with me. I got something to show you.

Mariah: Does it have to be right now?

Victoria: Ashland. My brother told me about your offer to donate half of your buyout settlement to new hope. Your stipulation being that any project he use it for be done in rey’s name.

Ashland: Yeah, well, I’m — I’m meeting with nick later to hear his decision. I’m hoping he’ll take me up on it.

Victoria: I absolutely agree. A number that large could do a lot of good in the right hands.

Ashland: It pains me to know that you no longer think of my hands as the right hands.

Victoria: I very much appreciate your generous gesture, but after everything you’ve done, I’m sure that you can understand how hard it would be for me to believe that you don’t have an ulterior motive.

Sally: Hope I’m not interrupting. I thought maybe we could go over newman’s updated marketing budget. That is, unless you’ve decided that you’re leaving the company.

Adam: Will you close the door? I’ve thought a lot about what I’m going to do since our last conversation, and after weighing the pros and cons, I have decided that I can’t walk away from my family or the chance of ever running newman enterprises.

Sally: And you believe it’s worth putting up with all the family drama?

Adam: It frustrates me that my dad can’t see that victoria does not deserve the position after everything that went on with ashland, but like I said before, if I were to leave now, she wins.

Sally: Well, I meant what i said. I will support you with whatever you decide.

Adam: I have already made my decision. I want newman enterprises. Every single bit of it. I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,

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Sally: Okay. Taking charge of newman enterprises is a strong, bold goal. But didn’t you say you did that once before and it didn’t stick?

Adam: I did.

Sally: Okay, so failure is not an option for you this time. Alright, so how do we pull this off? ‘Cause if it’s what you want, I’m all in.

Adam: It came to me last night. I have the perfect plan. And ashland locke remains the key.

Ashland: I don’t blame you for being suspicious, but i assure you, my motivation is guilt. I just feel that somehow I have to pay back for the wrong that i did to you and your family and for rey rosales’ death.

Victoria: Ashland —

Ashland: No, I know it was an accident, but I also know that none would have been on the road that night if it weren’t for what I did, the pain that i caused you. It was why you were driving that night, it’s why I was following you, and why the three of us were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and I have great regret about all of that.

Victoria: The autopsy report revealed that rey died of a heart attack. That’s what caused the accident. So you don’t need to feel guilty, at least not about that.

Ashland: [ Exhales sharply ] Thank you. You didn’t have to tell me that. You could’ve let me continue to blame myself.

Victoria: Well, I figured that you have enough to feel guilty about. So now that you know that you have no culpability in rey’s death, maybe you want to talk to my brother and let him know that you might want to withdraw your offer.

Ashland: Rey rosales was a good man. He deserves to be honored. My offer still stands.

Sharon: I am okay, faith. Really. The wedding is what we need to turn all of our attention to right now. In fact, I phoned mariah as soon as I touched down. I told her I would head straight over there to help work out any last-minute details. So don’t worry about me, okay?

Nick: Hey, could you give us a second? There’s something I want to talk to your mom about.

Faith: Sure. I’ll go put the gifts together that you asked me to get for the brides.

Sharon: Did something happen?

Nick: No, there’s just something I want to run by you.

Sharon: Okay.

Nick: Somebody wants to make a rather sizable donation to new hope. It is enough to buy buildings and homes and programs for the community, and they want to do it in rey’s name.

Sharon: That’s amazing news. Rey always admired the work that you did at new hope. I know that he would be honored. Can I ask how much?

Nick: It’s $250 million.

Sharon: What?! Who’s the donor?

Nick: That’s the thing. It’s ashland locke.

Mariah: Oh, my god. Noah, you completely transformed that place. I love it.

Tessa: Yeah, the top of the tower looks amazing. It’s not just what you did with the decor, it’s like getting married at an art installation.

Mariah: Yeah, and it turns into this, like, cool party venue afterwards for the reception.

Noah: I think you mean after-party. Right? I mean, “reception” just sounds so — so traditional, so stuffy, so square.

Tessa: Square?

Noah: What? I mean, come on, didn’t you guys trust me to make you something special?

Mariah: No, of course we trusted you, but this is just — it’s beyond.

Noah: Good, ’cause that’s exactly what I was going for.

Tessa: How can we ever thank you?

Mariah: Yeah, words are not enough.

Noah: You know, mariah, i think your undying gratitude is more than enough. Anyway, now that that’s done, i guess you two can get back to freaking out about whatever it was you were freaking out about. Anything I can help with?

Mariah: No, unless you want to become an ordained minister by tomorrow.

Noah: Okay, that doesn’t sound good.

[ Knock on door ]

Mariah: Kyle! Oh, my goodness, thank god. Please, please tell me that you’re here to let us know that you’re officiating the wedding.

Kyle: That’s why I’m here. I need to talk to you about that. -Fixed. -That’s my son.

Nick: Don’t worry, the donation will be anonymous. Ashland’s name can appear nowhere near it. I’ve really been struggling with this, though. I cannot stand that creep. I know exactly why he’s doing it, it’s just to get victoria’s forgiveness.

Sharon: Just take the money, nick.

Nick: Yeah?

Sharon: Take it. Take every dime you can get. I know that you hate that man, and so do I, but rey would want to see something bad turned into something good. And all that money helping so many people in rey’s name — as far as I’m concerned, this is nothing less than poetic justice.

Tessa: Noah, why don’t we go grab some coffee? I think sharon’s gonna be here soon to help us with the final details.

Noah: Yeah, that sounds like it could take some caffeine.

Mariah: Look, I know that you’ve got a whole lot on your plate with your mom, but please tell me you’re not here to disappoint me.

Kyle: I had planned to go back to milan last night. With everything that’s happened with my mother, I really just wanted to get back and talk it over with summer.

Mariah: You were gonna leave without telling me.

Kyle: That’s the thing, I’m so distracted, I forgot about my promise to be here for the wedding, and it hit me while i was packing.

Mariah: Got it. Look, I can’t say I’m not a little disappointed, but i understand why you need to talk to summer.

Kyle: That’s why I called her, and she convinced me to stay in genoa city for the wedding. She’s gonna free up her schedule and come here to support me with my mom.

Mariah: Wait, really? Summer was willing to do that? Well, okay, I guess she’s coming to the wedding, too, and because you’re staying, that means you can officiate, right? I was panicking because I hadn’t heard from you, and then tessa was suggesting devon, and, i mean, I love him, but this means that you can officiate, right? You’re here to save the day?

Sally: Ashland? Didn’t you just broker a half a billion dollar deal to get rid of him? How is he now the linchpin in a plan to take control of newman?

Adam: I thought that me getting ashland out would make me a hero in my dad’s eyes and earn his gratitude. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, but dad still despises locke for what he did to victoria.

Sally: Justifiably.

Adam: And even after everything locke has done, my sister still seems to be conflicted.

Sally: Well, I mean, she still loves him. It’s not surprising you can’t just turn your heart off like a light switch. It’s hard to believe that someone that you love so much, you thought loved you, could betray you like that.

Adam: Well, I think she’s definitely still struggling with that.

Sally: Yeah, I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s hard to face the fact that your husband really is the monster that everyone else tried to tell you that he was. She thought she tamed the savage beast.

Adam: And then he rescued her in a burning car and saved her life.

Sally: Yeah, but I don’t — i don’t think that was orchestrated. Do you?

Adam: No. But I do think that he is going to try to use that to win her back.

Sally: Well, maybe he really loves her. ‘Cause betraying her and loving her aren’t mutually exclusive.

Adam: I think it is more about ego and being rejected than love, but regardless of what his motivations are, I realized something. If ashland were to win back victoria’s love and trust, one of two things is gonna happen. Either ashland is gonna get victoria as far away from my father and all things newman as possible, or dad is gonna be so furious that she took him back, he’s finally going to question her ability to run the company.

Sally: But either way, it blows the door wide open for you to take over.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: Makes sense. But all of this is predicated on ashland winning victoria back. So where do we come in?

Adam: Well, what if we were able to help reignite the romance?

Ashland: Ah. I was pleased to hear from you.

Nick: I’ve decided to accept your donation to new hope, on one condition.

Ashland: What’s that?

Nick: The donation remains anonymous as discussed. If you are truly doing this out of the goodness of whatever heart you claim to have and it’s not an attempt to repair your disgraced reputation, shouldn’t be a problem, right?

Ashland: That was always my intention.

Nick: Well, then we got a deal. But just so you know, this doesn’t make us cool. I think you’re a snake and you always will be.

Ashland: Well, I’m glad you’re accepting my offer. I have no expectation it will change your view of me.

Nick: Good. ‘Cause it won’T. I know you’re doing this to make yourself look better in victoria’s eyes.

Ashland: You’re making assumptions with no basis whatsoever.

Nick: If you truly loved my sister and you wanted what’s best for her, you would leave town forever and give her a chance to rebuild her life that you ripped to shreds with all your lies and deceit.

Ashland: I am not leaving town. Harrison is here. I intend to spend as much with him as possible, but I will promise you this — I won’t cause victoria any more hurt than I already have. I am solely focused on improving myself right now. In fact, that’s what this entire donation is about — a small first step towards making amends.

Nick: I don’t buy it for one second. And I don’t trust you as far as I can spit. You’re just trying to maneuver your way back into victoria’s life so you can manipulate her again, but I’m letting you know right now, I and the rest of the family will not let that happen again.

Ashland: Nick, you don’t intimidate me at all. The newmans have already closed ranks around victoria and tried to run me out of town. Obviously, it didn’t work.

Nick: Well, next time, we’ll get a little more creative and certainly more extreme.

Sally: Your plan is intriguing, and I love how passionate you are about all of it. But it’s kind of risky, because if victor finds out that you’re the one pulling the strings, he could turn on you, and there’s no coming back from that.

Adam: That’s why we have to be extremely subtle. We can’t appear to be matchmaking. And we certainly can’t collude with ashland in any way.

Sally: No, absolutely not, because we know he can’t be trusted.

Adam: Well, if we do this right, my father will never know that we instigated the whole thing. That is what is genius about this plan is we don’t have to do anything overt for it to work. We don’t have to make any deals, no bribes. And no one but the two of us will know anything about it.

Sally: So how do we pull this off?

Adam: Well, all we need to do is plant a few seeds, laying the groundwork for victoria and ashland to get back together. Clearly he is already working on that. Why else would he be sticking around after the big payout?

Sally: Then we just fan a few flames and ride the coattails of ashland’s efforts.

Adam: Right into the newman enterprises ceo office. Because if victoria were to take ashland back, my father would have to question her state of mind and her fitness for the job.

Kyle: Mariah, I know you’re counting on me, but I’m afraid i might end up letting you down. I mean, right now I’m in such a confused head space, I could mess up everything.

Mariah: Why would you say that?

Kyle: I almost forgot i promised to officiate your wedding and hopped a plane back to milan.

Mariah: Look, I appreciate your candor, and I know how distracted you’ve been with everything you’re going through. Because I know that you want to be there for me and that you could never, ever do anything to disappoint me.

Kyle: Not intentionally. Of course not. But —

Mariah: No “buts.” Look, maybe tomorrow is the perfect way to clear your head from some of the turmoil you’ve been in. You’d be a part of a day that represents love and romance. Plus, you’d be launching us into this amazing journey of bonding, family, motherhood. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have brought that up. I know what you’re going through.

Kyle: It’s okay. You and tessa will make amazing moms.

Mariah: And none of that would be possible without you. I will never forget what you did for tessa and me. Pushing us into that first date. And it’ll be like the magical completion of the circle. And, you know, magic is way too rare to say no to, right?

Tessa: Do you think that mariah’s gonna be able to get kyle to officiate? I just know it means so much to her, and I got crystal at the wedding, so I want to make sure that she gets everything she wants.

Noah: You two.

Tessa: What?

Noah: You always want the best for each other.

Tessa: Well, I mean, that’s how I knew I was falling in love. I wanted something for someone else more than I wanted anything for myself.

Noah: And that is why i sincerely hope that this is the most extraordinary wedding ever. It’s what you both deserve.

Tessa: I mean, you’ve already done so much for us. The top of the tower looks like a magical space. I absolutely cannot wait for the guests to see it. And I am glad that we got past all the awkwardness between us.

Noah: Yeah, me too. And I’m glad the three of us were able to work through it, and I have you to credit for being so open and honest with mariah and me. Tessa, I hope you know that I’ll always love you, as a friend and as the woman who has made my sister very, very happy.

Tessa: Your friendship means so much to me. And soon we’re gonna be family.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Ashland: Hmm. Interesting. Is this part of what you were warning me about, the newman effort to do something more extreme?

Nick: I hate to sound ungracious about a quarter of a billion dollars donation, but can we get this moving?

Ashland: Sure.

[ Clears throat ] Yes, the wire transfer we talked about. Yes. To the new hope account. Thank you. Done.

Nick: Well, thank you, ashland, for your generosity. And at least it’ll be in rey’s name and not yours.

Ashland: And I know you’ll put the money to good use.

Nick: Oh, I will. At least one good thing will come from all your lies.

Adam: Well, I bet you think if you give half your payout money to new hope, it’s a clever power play. I mean, how can victoria not look positively on that, right? I mean, that doesn’t mean that she’s even gonna consider forgiving you and taking you back. Don’t tell me that you’re actually holding out hope for that. The lows of bipolar depression

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[ Knock on door ]

Nikki: Hey, where’s the coffee you promised me from crimson lights?

Victoria: I’m sorry. I completely forgot.

Nikki: Isn’t that why you went there?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I just — I got distracted.

Nikki: Really?

Victoria: I ran into ashland, and I told him that I had heard about his charitable offer.

Nikki: Uh-huh. Did you make it clear that his very expensive ploy to earn your forgiveness won’t work?

Victoria: He didn’t know that rey had a heart attack and that’s what caused the accident.

Nikki: So did that change his mind about making the donation in rey’s name?

Victoria: No.

Nikki: Honey, I sense that you’re haunted by your feelings for ashland. Is that true? Because if it is, it’s perfectly normal to feel conflicted.

Victoria: I have no residual feelings lingering. I’ve been able to push them all away.

Nikki: Well, I think maybe you’ve pushed them down, not away, and that will only make your emotional turmoil worse down the line. Honey, it’s best to deal with it now, before it eats you up inside.

Kyle: Okay, fine! You’re right. Officiating your wedding is the right thing to do. You win.

Mariah: Yes! Oh, my gosh, thank you so much! Thank you. I knew you wouldn’t let me down.

Kyle: Well, you sure did pour it on thick.

Mariah: Oh, I can be very persuasive when I want something, especially if it’s

this important to me.

Kyle: Yeah, and I’m honored. And don’t let the fact that you had to push me into it detract from how meaningful this is to me. And I’m thrilled you even asked.

Mariah: The minute that I saw that you were back in genoa city, I just knew it was meant to be. I just had to convince you of that.

Kyle: Job well done.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: Well, I promise you my head is on straight now. I will take care of everything this afternoon, and I’ll be ready for tomorrow.

Mariah: Okay, it’s just a few clicks on the internet, and then you will be ready to pronounce us wife and wife. And don’t worry about writing anything. We’re gonna give you a script.

Kyle: Uh, I may want to say a few words myself, if you don’t mind.

Mariah: I don’t mind at all. I’m just so grateful that you’re willing to do this. And don’t worry, okay? I am here for you as a friend. I’ve got your back while you’re dealing with your mom, okay?

Ashland: What I want or plan is none of your damn business.

Adam: Well, that is a bit rude, considering I’m the reason you have half a billion dollars to toss around in the first place.

Ashland: I regret I took that money at all. It wasn’t worth giving up the woman I love.

Adam: I don’t buy that. You made your choice. You knew what the terms were. And requirements that you don’t seem to eager to honor now.

Ashland: Well, let me remind you again the terms of the deal. I agreed to walk away from the company and have my marriage annulled. That’s it. I have upheld my end of the bargain. So what’s the problem?

Adam: The problem is that victoria fell for you at all. And she wasn’t the one that drove you out of town after she found out what you had done. It’s like she is still hanging on to the fantasy of the guy she thought she had fallen in love with.

Tessa: Look who I found.

Mariah: Hey!

Sharon: Hi.

Mariah: Mom, welcome back.

Sharon: Thank you. Faith and I stopped by the florist on our way here. You’ll be happy to know everything’s on track for tomorrow.

Faith: The flowers will be delivered first thing tomorrow morning.

Sharon: So what’s next?

Mariah: Well, mom, you’ve got to be exhausted from your trip.

Tessa: Yeah, mariah’s right. Maybe you should rest.

Noah: Yeah, you don’t want to be worn out for tomorrow, right?

Mariah: I’m still sorry that one of us didn’t go with you.

Sharon: Okay, you guys need to stop worrying about me. You know, maybe it’ll help if i tell you about rey’s service.

Mariah: How was it?

Sharon: It was really lovely. And it helped me to be there with them as we all said our goodbyes. It was really emotional, but i was very grateful to have that time with celeste and lola and arturo and their extended family and friends, and they all had so many nice things to say about rey. And they understood why I came there alone.

Mariah: How is lola?

Sharon: She is very excited hearing about your wedding plans, and she’s really sorry that she can’t make it.

Faith: I’m sorry, too.

Sharon: Okay, well, no more “sorrys,” no more sadness. All that matters now is making sure that we pull off the perfect wedding tomorrow for our beautiful brides. Rey would want nothing less than that. So what else do we have to do?

Trelegy for copd.

Tessa: I think we’ve got everything under control.

Mariah: Yeah, especially now that we have kyle locked in to officiate.

Tessa: Alright, he’s in!

Mariah: Mm-hmm.

Faith: Kyle will be great.

Mariah: No, I think we’re good. Mom, you should see the venue. Noah nailed it.

Sharon: Well, I would expect nothing less from my brilliant, talented son.

Faith: How about we give mom a project to work on? I mean, she won’t be happy unless she’s busy doing something for the big day.

[ Laughter ]

Mariah: Let me think. Ooh, the gift bags. We still need to assemble them and put in, like, our party favors, our keepsakes.

Sharon: Yeah, I’d be happy to.

Faith: I volunteer to be your assistant.

Sharon: Great. And speaking of gifts, I have one for the brides.

Mariah: Oh, wow.

Sharon: This is face masks, nail polish, bubble bath, and herbal tea — everything you need to just pamper yourselves today.

Tessa: That is so thoughtful.

Mariah: Leave it to you to get the perfect pre-wedding gift.

Sharon: Well, all I want is for you to just relax today and accept that everything’s done. And if it’s not, we are going to take care of it, because all that matters is that tomorrow we have the perfect wedding for the two most perfect brides.

Noah: That’s the plan.

Sharon: All you need right now is each other, and tomorrow you’ll have your family around to hear you say your vows.

Mariah: Thanks, mom.

Sharon: Faith and I better get going on this project. We’ll just check in with you later.

Mariah: Yeah.

Noah: Yeah, I should go too, actually. I have some last-minute things i need to do at the venue.

Sharon: Alright.

Mariah: Bye. Love you. Mwah. Bye. Love you.

Tessa: See you guys tomorrow.

Mariah: [ Sighs, chuckles ]

Tessa: Tomorrow. Just think.

Mariah: We’re gonna be saying our vows, bonding our lives together forever.

Tessa: I can’t wait.

Sally: Well, the coast is clear. From what I could see, the hint that victoria still has feelings for ashland hit a bullseye.

Adam: You really think so?

Sally: Yes, I could see his eyes light up, and the best part was the fact that you made it seem like an insult. Well played.

Adam: I will see you back at the office. Think it’s time to plant another seed.

Victoria: You’re right, mom. Despite everything, there is still a part of me that loves ashland.

[ Sighs ] And I hate feeling this way. I hate it. It’s — it’s mortifying.

Nikki: Honey, you can’t beat yourself up over this.

Victoria: And you know what the worst part of it is? I keep thinking, “what if, for the first time in his life, ashland is telling the truth?” What if falling in love with me has changed him and he regrets what his lies have done to all of us? Oh, my god, just hearing myself say that, I just feel weak and i feel helpless. And…believe me, I am doing my damndest to push these feelings away. It’s humiliating.

Nikki: As much as I hate what ashland did, everything you just said is perfectly reasonable.

Victoria: It is?

Nikki: Yes! Your father had to show me a lot of proof before I could believe that ashland had done all of these things. It was just so hard because his love for you seemed so sincere, and I thought, “well, my goodness, how could anyone possibly fabricate something like this?” I mean, I don’t know, maybe his love for you is the only true thing about him. But if it is, is that really worth complete forgiveness?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] No, of course not. Nothing could undo the wrong that he did to all of us.

Nikki: What about saving your life?

Sharon: So how’d it go with ashland?

Nick: Well, as much as I hate spending any time around that guy, I stayed just long enough to close the deal. So now new hope has $250 million to spend on life-changing projects for people in need, and it’s all in rey’s name.

Sharon: You did the right thing, nick. I can’t wait to go to the first ribbon-cutting ceremony. And I know that rey will be smiling down on us.

Nick: Yeah. So what’s on the agenda for the rest of your day?

Sharon: Oh, mariah has asked me to assemble these gift bags just to keep me busy and feeling useful. Faith went out to get some supplies, but I am going to floor her with how amazing these gift bags are gonna be.

Nick: Hey. Look at me. How you are really? And you don’t have to be careful with me. The kids aren’t around, so they can’t overhear. It’s just you and me. With depression, you just feel…blah.

Victoria: I’m still trying to figure out what it means — ashland rescuing me. Adam. Is there something that we can help you with?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] You know, I can’t help but point out the lack of gratitude for getting ashland out of your life and out of our company.

Victoria: And I can’t get over your need for continual positive reinforcement. You know you’re never gonna thrive in business that way. It’s not always all about you.

Nikki: Again, is there something we can do for you?

Adam: I just wanted to come by to tell victoria that I’ve accepted her decision not to be named co-ceo. And I’m not gonna fight you on it or work on our dad to pressure you about it.

Victoria: Oh, gee, thank you so much for your acceptance. But not that I need it, it’s a done deal.

Adam: Ah. I’m gonna turn my attention back to newman media and turning it into the powerhouse I know it can be. Congratulations, nikki, on your new position.

Nikki: Thank you.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I look forward to working with you both.

Nikki: The hell was that about?

Victoria: I have no idea, but I could use a little fresh air and a break from all things newman.

Sharon: Well, it was hard in miami at first. Seeing how deeply so many people will miss rey. But loss also brings people together. And I really bonded with celeste and lola and arturo over our grief, and we said goodbye. Lola’s very excited about the wedding. Um…arturo’s little boy, he didn’t really understand why we were all there together. He just knew that he was surrounded by people he loves, and that was a reminder that we need to celebrate all we have right now. Because life goes on.

Nick: That’s what we have to focus on.

Sharon: That’s why I’m putting all of my energy into making sure that mariah and tessa have an amazing day.

Nick: Well, I am very, very proud of you and your strength.

Sharon: You and I have been through hell before, more than once. We’ve always made it through. Really, what other choice is there? But that’s why this wedding, this joyous, life-affirming event couldn’t be coming at a better time.

Sally: Victoria. How are you doing since the accident?

Victoria: I’m healing.

Sally: I’m sorry for everything you’ve been through.

Victoria: Thank you.

Sally: I’m impressed that you’re back to work so soon. After everything that’s happened, I bet you’re here to just escape the office intrigue. It’s actually perfect timing because I have been wanting to speak with you. Can I buy you a drink?

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Jack: Allie, I’m sorry if i overstepped in saying that the abbotts were your family. I didn’t want to say anything to upset you. I just — I’ve come to think of you as part of my family.

Allie: You didn’t — you didn’t do anything wrong, jack. And I really appreciate you saying that. It’s just…

[ Sniffles ] I’m so sorry.

Jack: No, no, no. You have nothing to apologize for.

Allie: [ Crying ]

Jack: It’s okay. I got the sense that something’s weighing on you from the moment you got here. I’m sorry I had to take off for a little while. That would never have happened if I hadn’t had another family issue regarding kyle. But I’m here now. You have my full attention. Something’s going on. Tell me what it is. What’s wrong?

Diane: You’re headed back to italy tonight?

Kyle: That’s right.

Diane: Is it — is it something I did? I mean, I — I mean, I know i didn’t instantly win over the abbotts today, but I thought i at least held my own with their questioning.

Kyle: This isn’t about anything you did today or about my family.

Diane: Well, of course not. It’s about you. You’ve let me say my piece and now you’ve decided you want nothing to do with me. I get it. I — I’ve tried to emotionally prepare myself for this very real possibility, but, um…I’m not gonna lie, I’m — I’m really disappointed.

Kyle: Look, I’m not leaving for the reason you think.

Lauren: Thank you, my love.

Michael: Mm-hmm. Mwah!

Lauren: I cannot stop thinking about our drive through the south of france. That convertible, the wind in our hair, and stopping at all the cafés along the way. And that airbnb — I mean, how cute was that couple that ran it. That could be us, you know.

Michael: Uh-huh. You serious? You and me, running an inn?

Lauren: Well, if it’s us, it’s probably gonna be a winery, but…

Michael: Are you saying you want to retire in france?

Lauren: Could you see it?

Michael: Hmm.

Lauren: I mean, because I’m pretty sure when I close my eyes and think about my happy place, that’s it.

Michael: Oh, it was gorgeous.

Michael: You’re always such a charmer.

Michael: Mm-hmm. It was great. It was a great trip. I’m glad you insisted we go.

Lauren: Well, you deserved it. You needed the r&r, and so did I, after worrying about you so much for being in peru.

Michael: Well, I promise our next vacation won’t be a de-stressor after I’ve been thrown into a peruvian prison.

Lauren: Well, better not be.

[ Chuckles ] And there is one way to ensure that that won’t happen. And that’s rethinking working for victor.

Faith: You look nice, mom.

Sharon: Thank you.

Nick: You look beautiful.

Sharon: Thank you.

Nick: Are we waiting for tessa and mariah?

Sharon: They should be here any minute.

Nick: Good. I talked to abby. She and chance are gonna meet us at the church.

Sharon: Chance told me that the gcpd will have their own memorial service for rey later. The guys he worked with, they really loved him.

Noah: I put together a slide show of photos. I thought maybe we can project them on the wall during the service.

Sharon: That’s a wonderful idea, noah. Thank you.

Mariah: Hey, everybody. We brought food for afterwards.

Sharon: I’m just so grateful that you could all be here today. I guess we should get going.

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: Are you expecting someone else?

Sharon: No. And tonight’s winning number, 43

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Chelsea: Um, I apologize if this is awkward. I heard you were having a memorial for rey. I didn’t mean to intrude, I just realized this might be my only opportunity to pay my respects. But if it’s only family, i totally understand. You say the word and I’ll go. I just thought it might be nice to be able to, um, say goodbye with all of you.

Mariah: Yeah, I’m so sorry, chelsea, but it’s — it’s just the kids and rey’s partner. It’s supposed to be a small and intimate thing.

Sharon: Well, hold on. It was supposed to be small and personal, but you’re welcome to join us. I know what close friends you and rey had become. I hope that no part of you blames yourself for his death. Did you hear that he had a heart attack?

Chelsea: I did.

Sharon: So then you know he didn’t die because he was out on the road getting those tickets. No one’s to blame. It was no one’s fault.

Chelsea: Thank you for saying that.

Sharon: It feels right that you’re here. Rey would’ve wanted it like this. We’re actually on our way to the church now. You can drive over with us.

Chelsea: Thank you. I appreciate the opportunity to celebrate such a wonderful man.

Michael: I know how you feel about my relationship with victor. You don’t like my work husband.

Lauren: Alright, I never said that I didn’t like him.

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: Oh, and stop mocking my feelings.

Michael: I’m not. I’m not. He did lend us a private jet to go to france. I mean, does that score him any points?

Lauren: Well, that is the least that he could do.

Michael: No, look, I think my work will be much less stressful now that ashland locke has been purged from the company and that his marriage to victoria’s being annulled. Hopefully, he’s out of our lives for good. Things should be quieter.

Lauren: I’ll be glad when we are rid of ashland, but I don’t think things will ever be quieter with the newmans. But you know what would be more peaceful? The south of france. Wine in the afternoon, long nights in bed together, sleeping in as long as we want. Now, that — that could be our lives.

Michael: The only way that could be our lives is if you retired too. Are you willing to do the thing you’re asking me to do? Would you walk away from fenmore’s?

Allie: Oh, my god, I — I am so embarrassed. I-I-I don’t usually lose control like that. Seriously, I am not the weepy type.

Jack: It is so much healthier to express your feelings than keep them bottled up.

Allie: Yeah, but it’s just not something I do — crying in front of someone that I haven’t known for very long.

Jack: Look, maybe we haven’t known each other that long, but I’m not just anybody. I’m not a stranger. I’m your grandfather. And I have a feeling that something’s really on your mind that you’ve come a very long way to genoa city, maybe — maybe to talk about it. I just want you to know you always have a soft spot to land here. I made a lot of mistakes with your father. I don’t want to repeat those mistakes.

Allie: You’re right. I came here because I could use someone to talk to. Something did happen. I’m steve.

Diane: Thank you for coming upstairs. I — I didn’t think this was a conversation we should have in a hotel lobby, for various reasons.

Kyle: I couldn’t agree more.

Diane: [ Sighs ] So why are you headed back to italy tonight?

Kyle: I want to get back to my wife. This has been a lot, and i really miss summer. I need her insight and advice about everything.

Diane: So I take it this means you still haven’t decided whether you want me in your life.

Kyle: I’m still wrestling with what to think and how to move forward. My family has weighed in. Now I need to hear what summer thinks.

Diane: Well, of course, of course, you should talk to her. I — I’m just kind of curious, though — what did the abbotts say about me after I left? I’m thinking it wasn’t pretty.

Kyle: It’s not really my place to share their opinions about you after the fact.

Diane: Fair enough. So I guess there’s just one more question. What can I do to get another chance with you?

Allie: It’s about my mother.

Jack: You once told me things were a bit tense between you two.

Allie: “Tense” is an understatement. She came to la pretty soon after you and phyllis went back to genoa city.

Jack: Well, that could be her way of reaching out.

Allie: Yeah, I was hoping that was the case. But, no, she didn’t come to california to come see me. No, it was all about legal papers that she had to sign related to dad’s estate.

Jack: I’m sorry.

Allie: You know, I would have loved to talk to her about you, about dad’s whole other side of the family. I would have also loved to just know if she knew more about how dad felt about things.

Jack: And she just wasn’t ready to talk about that.

Allie: I never even got the chance to ask. I was really hoping that this visit would start to bridge the gap between us. You know, I was searching for the smallest connection, any connection, to my mom. But there was nothing left to bridge. That was clear. She came to la by herself, stayed in a hotel for one night. She signed the papers and left at the crack of dawn the next morning.

Jack: As a parent, I find that unconscionable.

Allie: You know, honestly, it would’ve been better if I just didn’t see her at all. Because seeing her like that, it just — it just ripped the wound right open. The lack of a relationship with my mom just makes me feel the loss of my dad even more. He was all I had. Sorry. Now he’s gone.

Jack: It’s hard to come to terms with the loss of a parent.

Allie: I was feeling so empty…and lonely. And I just…I felt compelled, without really even thinking it through, to just get on a flight and come see you.

[ Sobbing ]

Lauren: You know, comparing my job to yours is disingenuous. I could probably work remotely, and victor would never tolerate that from you. You chose to retire from the da’s office, and then you chose to work for victor, which landed you in a prison cell in south america.

Michael: Ashland locke landed me in a prison in south america.

Lauren: Yes, but victor is the one that got you into ashland’s crosshairs to begin with. Look, I really don’t want to argue about this, but I do want to ask you a question. What kind of hold does victor have on you where you consistently defend him, no matter what?

Michael: I feel no need to defend my position. I helped victor expose a treacherous snake. Who knows what locke was planning to do to victoria if he had gotten his hands on that company? I helped put a stop to that.

Lauren: You’re right, and that is a good thing. But that is not the point.

Michael: The point is that we could take a cruise around the world, visit every place we’ve ever dreamed of. We could move to saint-tropez. But I doubt highly you’d be able to run fenmore’s from there. Not the way you’re used to or would want to. The only way we could truly live a stress-free life is if you were as free as you’re asking me to be. Could you actually step back enough to let the — the — the well-oiled machine that is fenmore’s be run by someone else?

[ Chuckles ] You just gave me your answer. It’s a big, fat no.

Lauren: [ Sighs ] After years on the battlefield

Michael: I’m not upset at you for not wanting to retire. On the contrary, I love how passionate you are about your work. Your drive is one of the sexiest things about you. I just wish there was a way that —

Lauren: I could love your working relationship with victor?

Michael: [ Chuckles ]

Lauren: Even though it literally went south?

Michael: That’s the nature of the beast, the fun in the game. The proof in the pudding.

Lauren: Oh, my god, the clichéS. Okay, point taken.

Michael: I’m gonna make you a promise. We’re gonna hit every exotic destination on our wish list, and if you want to end up in the south of france, that’s where we’ll finish. But not quite yet, because we’re still in our prime, baby.

Lauren: Are we?

Michael: You don’t agree?

Lauren: Oh, I do.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] So I suggest that we continue to thrive in our respective careers. And…live our lives to the fullest. And then, when it’s time for us to walk off into the sunset, we’ll know it. And we’ll go hand-in-hand. What an adventure that will be.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] Okay. Good point. But there is the difference between our careers. Running a successful chain of department stores isn’t dangerous. It’s relatively safe. No one is gonna put me behind bars because I declare pink the color of the season.

Michael: Oh, so bright.

Lauren: But it was muted.

Michael: Alright. True.

[ Sighs ] But like I said, I am convinced that things with victor are going to settle down.

Lauren: Mm. I find that very hard to believe.

Michael: Time will tell. And if it becomes an issue, we will revisit this, okay?

Lauren: Okay.

Michael: Good.

Lauren: I am gonna go back to work.

Michael: Aww.

Lauren: But I would like you to compare and contrast something for me — our wonderful trip in the south of france to the delightful time you spent behind bars in peru. I love you.

Mariah: Are abby and chance coming?

Tessa: Chance had to go back to work, and abby went to take care of dominic.

Noah: Dad.

Nick: Thanks.

Noah: Mom?

Sharon: Thank you.

Faith: Chelsea?

Chelsea: Oh, no, thank you. I — I don’t think I could eat or drink anything right now.

Sharon: Well, I would just like to thank everybody for coming today. Tessa, the song you sang at the church was really beautiful. And, noah, that photo montage, that was really moving. Chance just gave such a lovely eulogy. I’ll always remember it. The memorial was really special and cathartic. The kind of farewell that rey would be proud of.

Diane: What else can I do to prove myself to you? Because I — I am willing to do whatever it takes. You can line up the abbotts again. I’ll take their grilling. You can bring on the newmans, and I’ll do my best to answer their questions and absorb their anger. I — I want to do whatever is necessary to show you that I’m worthy of another chance.

Kyle: Then what?

Diane: What do you mean?

Kyle: I’m just not sure there’s one thing you can do to make everything okay.

Diane: I thought we could just open the door as a starting point, and then — and then take it from there.

Kyle: That’s the thing, it’s a very dangerous door for me to open, because once I do, it’s very hard for me to close. I have to be sure it’s the right thing for me to do. It’s something I have to decide with my gut.

Diane: Are you saying you need more time or are you saying you can’t risk letting me into your life again?

Kyle: There’s still a chance. I haven’t given up on you, but i have to understand if that’s because I’m still hurting from all the years of missing you, of living without you. Look, I need to know if it’s just a void I’m trying to fill that your death created. I also have to think about how this choice affects summer and harrison.

Diane: Harrison, my grandson.

Kyle: That little boy has already been through so much upheaval in his life. I refuse to put him through any more.

Diane: I’m really proud of the father you’ve become.

Kyle: I will always put my son first.

Diane: Yeah, I — I tried to do the same, but in the end, I — I fell short. Well, I guess if you’re leaving genoa city for now, I — i should probably head back to los angeles.

Kyle: That’s up to you. Whether you want to go back to your new life or maybe mend other fences here. Everyone remembers the moment they heard…

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Nick: You know, rey was determined to turn me into a soccer fan. He thought that if I just kept watching games, that eventually I’d get into it.

Noah: Did you?

Nick: No way, man.

[ Laughter ] I’m an american football guy. We’d get into these little arguments about whose sport was more boring than the other. We just liked hanging out, you know, so we watched a lot of games. He’d get pretty annoyed, though, when I just kept yelling “goal!”

Faith: Because it’s annoying.

Nick: It was funny.

Mariah: I’m pretty sure it wasn’T.

Noah: He was always so easy to be around. Low-key, cool. He never really treated me like I was his wife’s son. It was more like a — more like a buddy. Actually, I remember this one time, I had a date that had went well, and the next morning i walked into the coffee and I had mis-buttoned my shirt. And rey’s just sitting there with a big old smirk on his face, and luckily he pointed it out before anyone noticed — mom, in particular.

Sharon: Wait, wait a minute. Who was this? Did I meet her?

Mariah: No.

Noah: Uh, no, probably not.

Mariah: There’s no way.

[ Laughter ]

Faith: I hope rey understood just how much of a part of the family he was.

Sharon: Everyone’s shared memories of him today prove that. Chelsea, did you want to share anything?

Chelsea: Uh…well, he was — he was just really wonderful with connor. As you know, and, um… I really appreciated that. Uh… sorry, I don’T…

Tessa: I still can’t believe how much work he was doing behind the scenes to help my sister. And now I’m never gonna be able to thank him for that.

Mariah: It makes me wonder how many people he helped that we’ll never know about.

Sharon: I actually have received a lot of e-mails and notes from people that rey has helped in the past. Some were things that he had mentioned to me, but, you know, he downplayed. And then there were other stories that I — I had never heard, because rey wasn’t a grand-stander. He — he wasn’t in it for the thanks. He was a real hero.

Allie: Thanks.

Jack: I am so sorry that happened with your mother. Relationships between parents and their child are powerful and sometimes painful.

Allie: Yeah. I am only now starting to feel the full weight of the pain.

Jack: I’m sure there’s a lot more to this story between you and your mother. I’m not going to pressure you to share anything more than you’re comfortable with. Right now, I — I just want to say how — how happy, how proud, how grateful I am that you came to me. I want you to think of this house as your home. And I promise, you are always welcome here.

Allie: Thank you, jack.

Diane: Is there someone specific you’d like me to make amends to? Because there’s plenty to choose from. Unfortunately, I left a long list of people I’d wronged.

Kyle: I wasn’t thinking of anyone in particular. It’s not for me to say, and i hope you didn’t take what I said the wrong way. I’m not throwing out that there’s some requirement to my forgiveness.

Diane: Okay. I’ll take it as it was intended.

Kyle: Well, I guess I’ll be in touch in a few days.

Diane: Please, I’m looking forward to that.

Kyle: Bye.

Diane: Kyle, um…before you go, would it be possible for me to give you a hug? Or — or if that’s too much to ask, I understand.

[ Sighs ]

Noah: Mom, I’ll take you to the airport, unless, of course, you want me to travel with you. I’m sure dad’ll give me the time off work.

Sharon: No, you — you shouldn’t do that, but thank you. Your work’s important.

Chelsea: Where are you going?

Sharon: I am taking rey to miami so he can be buried there and be close to his family. That’s what his mother wanted.

Mariah: Mom, why don’t I go with you?

Sharon: You should stay here with tessa and focus on the wedding.

Tessa: No, no, I can take care of everything while you two are gone.

Sharon: You know, I’m really not going to be gone very long. I want to get back here so that I can help you two with the preparations.

Nick: Well, I told you before, I’d go with you if you want.

Sharon: It’s really not necessary. And besides, you might have to deal with diane. Please, everyone, know that i appreciate your offers to accompany me, but this is gonna be the last trip that I ever take with rey. The long goodbye. So I — I’d just prefer that it was just the two of us. I hope you understand.

Mariah: We do.

Faith: Whatever you want, mom.

Sharon: Well, the service made me kind of tired, so i think I’m gonna lay down for a little while. But I just want to thank all of you again for your support. I want you to know how much i love you all.

Mariah: Right back at you.

Nick: I’m glad we did this, sharon.

Sharon: Me too. This was just what I needed.

Kyle: I guess I missed the rest of your welcome reception.

Allie: Oh, that’s okay. I showed up here without any warning, and I definitely wasn’t expecting to meet all the abbotts anyway. By the way, kyle, I just want you to know that I had no idea that taylor — diane — was your mom. Seriously, I thought it was a random person buying a house.

Kyle: I know.

Jack: We all know that it’s diane’s machinations that set this whole thing in motion. Why don’t we leave her behind for the night? Allie and I were about to head to society for some dinner. Care to join us?

Kyle: I appreciate the offer, but I don’t think that’s gonna be possible.

Michael: Drew. No.

Diane: Yes, it’s me.

Michael: But —

Diane: I’m back.

Michael: How?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] The same way so many people come back to genoa city.

Michael: [ Sighs ] You were dead.

Diane: And now I’m not. It’s a blessing and a curse. I’ve come back a changed woman, but no one will believe me.

Michael: Did you actually think anyone would?

Diane: Well, I knew they’d be angry, but I guess since I’ve been living with the new me for a while, I thought other people might accept her, too.

Michael: Because people here are super forgiving.

Diane: Hmm. So go ahead, give me your worst. I can take it. In fact, you’re late to the party because I’m kind of used to it. I have already been put through the emotional wringer. I’ve spent days explaining myself to people who don’t believe a word out of my mouth, and I am mentally and physically exhausted. So bring it on. Just get it out of your system. Call me evil incarnate or a crazy bitch, anything else you can think of.

Michael: Are you sure? Because I have a pretty good imagination.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] So do I. Which is probably why I thought it was possible to come back here for a fresh start, which I’m realizing is increasingly unlikely, so come on, michael. Can we just get to the part where you hurl one last searing insult at me and storm off? And then I can finish my drink in peace.

Michael: Well, actually… it’s pretty good to see you. (Christine) when you hear the words oral cancer,

Tessa: Well, it was nice spending time with everyone today.

Mariah: Yeah. I think my mom knew that we would all want to be together, and I know the service took a lot out of her, but…I think she’s gonna be okay. I’m a little less worried about her now.

Tessa: Yeah, she seems to be holding it together.

Mariah: And it makes me feel less guilty about going ahead with the wedding planning.

Tessa: I mean, she seems really excited about helping us plan it, and it gives her something to focus on.

Mariah: Yeah. I’ve been excited about planning it, too.

Tessa: Who would’ve thought?

[ Chuckles ]

Mariah: It’s nice to have something to look forward to, you know?

Tessa: I can’t wait to be your wife.

Mariah: I can’t wait to be yours.

Chelsea: You were so good to my son, rey. But that’s not all I wanted to say. You were good to me, too. So kind, so generous. I really cared about you, more than you probably knew. What we shared was genuine. It was a bond, it was a feeling. It was a feeling.

[ Sighs ] And it was stronger than friendship. I feel guilty saying that, but it’s true. Who knows if it would’ve developed into anything more. I would’ve felt bad about that, too, because sharon — sharon is a good woman. She loved you. She truly loved you. And I’ve already put her through a lot of pain.

[ Exhales sharply ] None of that matters anymore. None of it matters because you’re gone. And I can’t help it — I feel angry and I feel sad over what i lost. A potential future with a man i could’ve loved. Once again, my happiness just ripped away.

[ Sniffles ] When is it gonna end? When do I get to win?

Kyle: Allie, I would love to get to know you better, but it’s going to have to be a different time. Right now, I need to get harrison ready and start packing, because we’re gonna fly back to milan tonight.

Jack: Wait, did something happen with diane after I left the hotel?

Kyle: No, we had a pleasant, civil conversation. I didn’t make any big decisions. I just need to get home, see summer, talk things out with her. And I’m going to take your advice not to rush things.

Jack: Good. I hate to think of you and harrison leaving so soon. It feels like you just got here.

Kyle: I promise we’ll make a visit to see grandpa jack soon.

Jack: Well, hopefully next time under less dramatic circumstances.

Kyle: I can commit to a future visit, but when it comes to the drama, I can’t make any promises.

Diane: You’re glad to see me? Is this some sort of michael baldwin misdirect? You’re happy because you want to see me finally suffer for my crimes or because genoa city needs a new punching bag?

Michael: At least you have two kidneys.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: [ Sighs ] I am genuinely glad that you are not dead.

Diane: I don’t know whether or not to believe you.

Michael: Shouldn’t the new, improved, not-dead diane just be a smidge more trusting?

Diane: You’re right. I’m going to take a win where i can get one. Cheers.

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Jack: Good! Okay, you can meet everybody. You’ve met Kyle already. Let’s see, this is my sister Ashley.

Allie: The chemist.

Ashley: That’s right.

Jack: My sister Traci.

Allie: The writer.

Jack: This is my sister Ashley’s daughter and my niece Abby.

Allie: The restaurateur.

Jack: And this is my brother Billy.

Allie: The —

Billy: Oh, you go ahead and say it — the good-looking one.

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Elena: So this is where the party’s at. You guys can just pretend I’m not here.

Nate: Well, that’s impossible. You’re the center of attention in any room you walk into.

Elena: Yeah? Even after a 12-hour shift at the hospital?

Nate: That’s when you’re the most gorgeous.

Lily: Well, that’s okay. We’re gonna leave so that you guys can keep talking about how gorgeous you both
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Hey! You here for an afternoon caffeine fix?

Victoria: Yeah, you got it. You care to join me?

Billy: I would love to, but Jack summoned us to the Abbott family house for a meeting.

Victoria: Are you the designated treat bearer?

Billy: [Chuckles] No, not exactly. This is my apology. I’m gonna be late ’cause I had a meeting at Chancellor.

Victoria: Well, any excuse for an afternoon sugar fix, i guess.

Billy: That’s right. You know me well.

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Billy: Hey, sorry I’m late. I got caught up at work, and then I stopped to get some — whoa.

Diane: Hello Billy. You’re looking well.

Billy: And you’re looking alive.

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Allie: Meet my family?

Jack: They’re all here. Come on in.

Kyle: You’re not seriously suggesting I decide something this important with a flip of a coin, billy.

Billy: All I’m saying is that it’s your decision.

Ashley: You know my stance on diane.

Traci: Whatever you decide, we will support you.

Abby: Absolutely, kyle. You can count on us.

Jack: Everyone, I would love for you to meet allie nguyen. This is keemo’s daughter and my granddaughter.

Allie: Hi, everyone. How are you? It’s great to meet you guys. I’m so sorry. I feel like I have interrupted something.

Traci: No, no, please, please, don’t feel that way. We’re just so glad to finally meet you.

Jack: We were just talking about diane jenkins — or taylor jenson as you knew her. She was just here.

Allie: She’s in town, too?

Kyle: Yes, she is.

Allie: You must be kyle.

Kyle: I am. It’s nice to meet you, allie.

Allie: It’s good to meet you. It’s weird because, you know, you are the reason that taylor — or diane — brought jack and me together. I’m still trying to get my head around all of it.

Kyle: Me too. Look, I’m sorry, allie. We’re all in this awkward, emotional state right now, and it’s —

Abby: Welcome to genoa city.

[ Laughter ]

Billy: It’s not usually this intense.

Allie: I can’t imagine what you’re going through, all of you guys. I know this must be incredibly difficult. You know what? I think, um, this isn’t such a good time. I should probably —

Jack: No, no, not at all. Everyone’s been looking forward to meeting you.

Traci: We have.

Jack: You see? You can’t leave now.

Nate: We could alleviate that problem with a more efficient centralized distribution center.

Devon: Mm. Well, I love the sound of that. I do. These are really great ideas you have, man. I made the right choice picking you to be coo. I can tell this is more than just a job to you.

Nate: That’s right. It’s a whole new direction for me. I’m inspired. And I want you to know i appreciate your confidence in me. I know we’ve been through a lot these last few years, but I’m glad we were able to salvage our relationship.

Devon: Yeah, so am I, man. I really am. I think that all of us working together is proof that family and forgiveness is more important than anything.

Lily: Amen to that.

Sharon: Thank you so much for making this possible. We know that the short notice makes it difficult, and we just really appreciate it. Alright, we’ll see you soon.

Nick: Was that the church?

Sharon: Yep, everything is set up for the memorial service this afternoon.

Nick: Good.

Sharon: I’m really glad that I was able to pull this together so quickly so that we can say goodbye to rey here in his other home before his funeral in miami.

Nick: Yeah. I’m sorry I had to take off earlier and I wasn’t around to help.

Sharon: No, no apology necessary. I’m the one that told you you should go and talk to locke. And besides, noah, tessa, and mariah, they pitched in planning. What did locke say?

Nick: Don’t worry about it. Not gonna waste one more second thinking about him. There’s too much to do, so what’s left? What can I do to help?

Sharon: Um…well, I really want to keep this small and family-oriented, so I didn’t make any public announcement or anything. I just think if the event got too big, it would be difficult for me.

Nick: Well, I’m glad you’re being honest about what you need this day to mean to you. And I will do anything I can to ensure that your wishes are respected. But I’m really hoping there is one thing you’ll reconsider. (Dana)it’s very difficult for the family

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Sharon: You want me to reconsider something about rey’s funeral?

Nick: Yeah. But not today’s service.

Sharon: What then?

Nick: Miami. I really think that you should take someone with you. You know, take one of the kids or I could go with you. I just don’t think you should be alone.

Sharon: Well, I appreciate that, but, um, I’m fine traveling by myself, and once the plane lands, I’m really not going to be alone. I’ll be with celeste and arturo, lola — all of rey’s family. They’re gonna be there with me. We’re gonna get each other through this. It won’t be easy, but I’m gonna be in good hands. You don’t have to worry about me.

Nick: Okay. If you change your mind or you get uncomfortable, then just say the word and I’ll get on that flight with you.

Sharon: I doubt I’ll change my mind.

Nick: Okay. Well, if while you’re down there, you decide you need me, then just call me. I’ll get on the first flight and get there as fast as I can.

Sharon: Thank you. It really means the world to me that you would do that.

Nick: Well, you know I mean it, 100%. I will do anything for you.

Sharon: Thank you so much, nick.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, this all sounds great, so I think we can run with a couple of these ideas and see what happens.

Nate: Thank you, lily.

Devon: Have we settled on how we want to launch the new company?

Lily: Well, I mean, I still think, you know, having a big party with a big media push is the way to go. I know that you were unenthusiastic about it, so have you changed your mind?

Devon: Yeah, I think I have. I think I’ve — I’ve come around to the idea. We’re gonna have a big party, it should be, you know, noisy and flashy and we should get as much attention as possible.

Lily: Wow, very unlike you.

Devon: Well, no, I understand what you mean by this being a big opportunity to show the world how important chancellor-winters is gonna be. So if we’re gonna compete with the big dogs, we need to go big. Right?

Nate: So we’re all in sync.

Lily: Yeah, look at that. It’s all coming together.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Let’s hope we can agree on more important issues than “we should throw a party.”

[ Laughs ]

Lily: No, we will, we will. This is just the beginning.

Devon: Should billy be here for these discussions? ‘Cause he’s on the team, right?

Lily: He’s at an abbott family gathering, so I’ll fill him in later.

Devon: Was he okay during the last meeting we had?

Lily: Yeah, why?

Devon: He just seemed a little out of it.

Lily: What do you mean?

Devon: I don’t know, it was when you started talking about, like, legacies and families and chancellor-winters and just what it meant to us — he kind of checked out.

Nate: Yeah, I picked up on that, too. You think he’s uncomfortable being the non-family member at the top of a family company?

Allie: Well, it seems like you guys are going through a lot, and I — I really don’t want to add to any more distress.

Kyle: Allie, you being here means a lot to all of us, and I’m sorry, but we’re not gonna let you go. Whatever stress we’re dealing with right now, we’ll get through it. We just want you to feel welcome here.

Traci: I second that.

Allie: Thank you.

Abby: You’re not imposing. Please don’t think that.

Ashley: We were wondering when we would get to meet you.

Billy: And your timing is actually very efficient. You get to meet us all in one shot.

Abby: Although I’m sure that must be a bit overwhelming.

Allie: Yeah, yeah, it’s kind of a lot.

[ Laughter ] But, you know, you guys have all been so kind, and I really appreciate that.

Jack: Does that mean you’re staying?

Allie: Yes. Yes, I will.

Jack: Good! Okay, you can meet everybody. You’ve met kyle already. Let’s see, this is my sister ashley.

Allie: The chemist.

Ashley: That’s right.

Jack: My sister traci.

Allie: The writer.

Jack: This is my sister ashley’s daughter and my niece abby.

Allie: The restaurateur.

Jack: And this is my brother billy.

Allie: The —

Billy: Oh, you go ahead and say it — the good-looking one.

[ Laughter ]

Traci: Allie, we’re just so glad that you’re here. And on behalf of the whole family, we wanted to say how very sorry we were to hear about your father.

Allie: Thank you.

Ashley: I worked with keemo, and I got to know him quite well. What a talented, such a gifted chemist. And more importantly, what an amazing human being.

Allie: He was all of those things. And the best father I could’ve ever hoped for.

Billy: You know, allie, we’ve all gone through that kind of loss, so you have our condolences. Jack said that you were pretty tied up with your father’s estate and finishing up grad school. We weren’t sure when we were gonna be able to meet you. So what happened with your schedule that you were able to come out here to genoa city? Hi, I’m karen.

Lily: No, billy’s not uncomfortable working with us or in any situation. I mean, that’s his superpower.

Devon: I didn’t mean to make a big deal about it. It’s just something that i noticed.

Nate: Ditto.

Devon: Do you think that there’s any part of him that would rather be working with his family at jabot?

Lily: No, I mean, he left jabot because he was ready to get out of there, and he’s never looked back.

Devon: Okay. Yeah, I mean, you guys — you guys did some amazing work at chanccomm.

Lily: Yeah, we did. And look, I mean, you know, he’s excited about the merger. I know that. And maybe his name isn’t winters or chancellor or hamilton, but he’s 100% committed to the company.

Devon: That’s good to hear. And I’m not questioning his commitment at all. I just want to make sure that everything’s okay with him.

Lily: Yeah, everything’s fine.

Devon: Good.

Lily: So, um…are we good here?

Devon: Yeah, I think so. I think that’s it. I do have a meeting I need to get to, though.

Elena: Oh, hey.

Devon: Hey.

Lily: Hello.

Elena: So this is where the party’s at. You guys can just pretend I’m not here.

Nate: Well, that’s impossible. You’re the center of attention in any room you walk into.

Elena: Yeah? Even after a 12-hour shift at the hospital?

Nate: That’s when you’re the most gorgeous.

Lily: Well, that’s okay. We’re gonna leave so that you guys can keep talking about how gorgeous you both are.

Devon: I’ll walk you out.

Elena: Bye.

Devon: See ya.

Nate: Bye.

Elena: So? How did the meeting go? Did they like your idea?

Nate: Doesn’t even matter.

Elena: It doesn’t?

Nate: No, because all I care about is you right now.

Elena: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: Well, I’m not always the most spontaneous person, but jack told me the door was always open.

Jack: And I meant it.

Allie: And so I’ve been thinking a lot about your invitation. I had finished the semester. It was all really stressful. I had papers, finals, presentations, and so I just decided that I needed a break. And so I found a cheap flight, and, well, here I am.

Traci: Well, we’re so glad you got on that plane.

Allie: Thank you, traci.

Abby: You brought some luggage, so you must be planning on staying awhile. How long are you gonna be here?

Allie: Uh, well, at least overnight, and then I guess we’ll take it from there. Can anyone recommend a good hotel for me to go?

Traci: Oh, no, no, no, you have to stay here. We have so much room. And mrs. Martinez will take really good care of you.

Ashley: And we’re not always here like this at the same time. This is actually a rarity, so you’ll definitely have some privacy.

Allie: Thank you so much, but I really don’t want to impose on you guys.

Jack: No, you are not imposing. You are an abbott. This is the abbott house. You have to stay here.

Allie: That’s very generous of you. Thank you.

Traci: Good. Okay. Let’s get your things, and we’ll take you upstairs and find a room. And you can freshen up and I’ll show you around.

Allie: Thanks, traci.

Jack: Allie, I have to take off for a minute. I will be right back.

Allie: Okay.

Jack: One other thing.

Allie: Yes?

Jack: I’m real glad you’re here.

Allie: Thanks, jack.

Nick: Thank you.

Sharon: I just have a few things I need to wrap up here before I can leave town.

Nick: Okay, I’m just texting everyone, letting them know we’re gonna meet at the house before we go to the church.

Sharon: Okay, great. Thanks. I won’t be too long.

Nick: Okay.

Diane: Nick newman.

Nick: Sorry, hold on one second here. Alright, there —

Diane: Hello.

Nick: What is this? Who are you?

Diane: I can assure you I’m not a doppelganger and your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.

Nick: Diane?

Diane: Yeah, it’s me.

Nick: No. No. No, no, no. It’s not — I mean, you’re —

Diane: Dead? Nope, I’m very much alive. And I’m back. I brought in ensure max protein,

Nick: This is impossible.

Diane: Oh, come on, stranger things have happened in genoa city.

Nick: What kind of game are you playing?

Diane: Relax, this has nothing to do with you.

Nick: Where have you been?

Diane: Um, I’ll give you the highlights. I wanted a fresh start, faked my death, moved to california, and now I am back and I want to make amends to my son.

Nick: [ Scoffs ] You devastated kyle. There’s no making amends for that.

Diane: I’m trying, nick. I know it’s going to be hard, but I’m not giving up.

Nick: What you did to your son, what you did to the entire abbott family —

Diane: I know, I just saw the whole family. It was not a warm and fuzzy reunion.

Nick: And that doesn’t include what you did to my family. My mother was charged with your murder — a murder that obviously didn’t happen.

Diane: Okay, okay. I mean, I’ve heard this from everyone since I got back. I was a terrible person. But I’ve changed.

Nick: You think anybody’s gonna believe that?

Diane: All that matters is that kyle believes it. I — I want a relationship with my son. We’ve had a couple of face-to-face meetings.

Nick: Kyle is in genoa city?

Diane: Yes, he’s here from italy. I’m sure he would’ve reached out, but, you know, he’s obviously been kind of busy. He had some things on his mind. I’m sure you understand.

Nick: I don’t understand any of this.

Diane: I told kyle that I am ready to prove that I am worthy of being his mother, of being in his life.

Nick: Oh, and how did he respond to that?

Diane: He’s considering it.

Nick: Well, if he was smart, he would stay as far away from you as possible. And, diane, let me tell you something, you’re gonna stay away from summer. Does she know about any of this?

Diane: I’m sure kyle has told her. Several people in town know, including your mother and father. I’m surprised they didn’t tell you.

Nick: Well, they know I have bigger issues going on right now, actual life-and-death issues, not just somebody who’s pretending to be dead.

Diane: Or maybe they’re hoping I’ll just leave quickly, never to be heard from again.

Nick: Well, if you were smart, that is exactly what you would do.

Diane: Is that a threat, nick?

Billy: [ Sighs ] Well, busy day at the abbott house.

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Billy: First a woman who’s been dead for a handful of years shows up, and when she leaves, there’s a knock on the door and it’s jack’s long, lost granddaughter.

Ashley: I just hope kyle’s okay. He seems to have disappeared.

Billy: Yeah, I’m sure he needed some space from the crowd. I’m assuming that’s where jack went, because that’s the only reason he would leave with allie upstairs.

Abby: Well, aunt traci’s talking allie’s ear off. What a day.

Ashley: We were just saying that.

Abby: Yeah, it must be the universe’s way of balancing things out. Yes, everyone’s happy to meet allie, but first we had to endure the worst person in the world.

Ashley: I don’t think everybody feels diane is the worst person in the world.

Billy: Oh, are you talking about me?

Ashley: Yeah, because you told kyle he should give his mother the benefit of the doubt. What were you thinking?

Billy: I was thinking that, unlike you, I think people are capable of change.

Ashley: That’s not fair. I think people can change, and i understand why the concept is something close to your heart because of the great strides you’ve made in your own life. However, diane is in another league, billy, and I worry about kyle opening himself up to her.

Billy: Ashley, I think your heart’s in the right place and you’re entitled to your own opinion about diane, but her staying in town is up to one person only, and that is kyle. It’s not our decision.

Ashley: True, but kyle did ask for everybody’s perspective, including mine.

Billy: Yeah, he did, and we gave it to him. And I think that he listened to us, but at the end of the day, that is his mother. It’s not our vote, okay? And we need to be okay with the fact that it’s out of our hands. It’s kyle’s decision.

Jack: Kyle.

Kyle: What are you doing here?

Jack: Well, I saw you leave. I had a feeling you’d come here. I was concerned.

Kyle: There’s no reason to be. I’m sorry I snuck out like that. I’m still in my own head. I didn’t want to make allie’s arrival about me.

Jack: And you want to see your mother.

Kyle: I wanted to see how she was doing after being grilled by the abbotts.

Jack: You’re worried about her. I can assure you she can take care of herself. She always has.

Kyle: I know. That was pretty harsh back there.

Jack: She’s made a real impression on you, hasn’t she?

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Kyle: I’m still working through all this, dad. I’m just taking it one moment at a time.

Jack: I just want to help in any way I can.

Kyle: I know you do, and you’ve been very supportive, but I think I need to do this on my own.

Jack: Okay.

Kyle: Besides, you should be back at the house. It’s amazing that allie showed up, and she seemed kind of overwhelmed.

Jack: Yeah, I think that’s meeting the whole family all at once.

Kyle: I could tell you were happy she was here.

Jack: Yeah, I can’t deny, I’m thrilled.

Kyle: I hope she sticks around for a while.

Jack: Well, I think she’s at least for a couple of days. She’s staying at the house. That’ll give me some quality time with her. I have a feeling she came to town for a specific reason.

Kyle: You don’t think she just wanted to meet the family?

Jack: No, I think it’s more than that. But she’ll open up to me once the time is right.

Kyle: For what it’s worth, she seemed really sweet. I look forward to getting to know her.

Jack: Good. Allie’s in good hands right now. I’m concerned about you. Look, I want to be a moral support if I can. I won’t interfere in anything you and diane say to each other. I —

Kyle: Dad, I’m fine. Really. And honestly, I think I need to talk to my mother on my own. There are some things she deserves to hear from me in private.

Jack: Say no more. I’ll see you back home afterward?

Kyle: Definitely.

Nick: It’s not a threat, diane. I’m just letting you know there is nothing for you in genoa city anymore.

Diane: Don’t be so sure about that.

Nick: You left a wake of destruction, but we all managed to move on and repair the damage that you caused. You were gone. You should’ve stayed gone.

Diane: And if it weren’t for kyle, I would have. But after years of missing my son and working hard to become the kind of mother he deserved, I was finally ready to reach out. You know, kyle’s is the only opinion that matters to me. The rest of you can just think whatever you want.

Sharon: Okay, I’m ready. What is going on here? Diane?

Diane: Hello, sharon. You’re looking terrific. And, no, I’m not a ghost. I’m — I’m very real.

Sharon: But how?

Diane: Oh, and I heard about your loss the last time I was here, and I’m so sorry.

Nick: Okay, you don’t need this, sharon. Everyone’s waiting for you at the house. I’ll take you home.

Sharon: Yeah, we have to go, but still —

Nick: I’ll fill you in on the way. Let’s go.

Diane: I honestly didn’t come back to cause anyone pain.

Elena: Oh, that feels really good.

Nate: Tough day at work?

Elena: [ Sighs ] Tough day, tough night. Plus, it’s not the same anymore.

Nate: What do you mean?

Elena: You’re not there.

Nate: Mm.

Elena: So now I have to wait until I get home to fill you in on everything.

Nate: Well, other than that, has the vibe changed between you and the rest of the staff?

Elena: Yeah. I’m not getting that subtle judgment about dating the chief of surgery anymore.

Nate: Good. You don’t deserve any of that attitude.

Elena: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: Besides, your ability speaks for itself. You are a surgical warrior.

Elena: Mm, well, right now i feel a lot less like a warrior and more like a marshmallow thanks to your magical hands.

Nate: Are you headed upstairs for a nap?

Elena: I am certainly headed upstairs. And you’re coming with me.

Nate: Am I?

Elena: Yes, I just got a burst of energy.

Nate: Okay, what do you have in mind?

Elena: Well, I was thinking i would start with a bubble bath.

Billy: Hi.

Lily: Hey. Hello. Nice to be back, right?

Billy: Yeah, sure.

Lily: Just so happy the construction next door is done, so that way we don’t have to work out of the apartment anymore.

Billy: Well, working out of the apartment had its benefits. I liked the commute. I didn’t have to always wear pants. But, yeah, it’s good to be back. We’ve had a lot of success here.

Lily: You seem off. Something happen at the family meeting?

Billy: [ Exhales sharply ] It’s not enough that diane jenkins is alive, she’s in town.

Lily: What?

Billy: Yeah, she came by the abbott house at kyle’s request. I don’t know, I guess to plead her case to the abbotts. We were able to ask her whatever we wanted.

Lily: Wow, so I guess that’s why jack wanted you there. How did it go?

Billy: Well, she gave us her song and dance about how she’s a changed person. She made a pretty compelling case as to why she should be allowed back in kyle’s life. I told him that if I was in his shoes, that I would give her a second chance.

Lily: You did?

Billy: Yes, I did. Ashley had a different opinion.

Lily: Well, I mean, everyone’s gonna have a different opinion, but at the end of the day, it’s up to kyle.

Billy: I agree. That’s what I told him. It’s his decision. And then, after diane left —

Lily: Oh, wait, there’s more?

Billy: There’s more. Jack’s long, lost granddaughter showed up.

Lily: So you met her?

Billy: I did. She’s very nice. She seemed like a very kind person. I was mostly just happy for jack. You know, he was very surprised and over-the-moon.

Lily: Wow, well, that’s a lot to happen in one day. I’m exhausted just hearing about it.

Billy: How’d it go with nate and devon?

Lily: It was actually really good. Yeah, nate is fully invested, pitching ideas. You know, things are coming along. And devon’s even open now to the big launch party.

Billy: Oh, that’s great. Happy to hear that.

Lily: Yeah, so not as much drama as the day that you had, but…

Billy: Well, speaking of drama, um…there’s something else I need to tell you. Want more from your vitamin brand?

Billy: You were right about victoria’s reaction to my “grinning soul” podcast.

[ Sighs ] I ran into her on the way to the abbott house, and she questioned me. Of course I denied it, but she knows it’s me.

Lily: Right, of course she does.

Billy: And she knew that i was talking about ashland.

Lily: [ Sighs ] Well, you let your anger cloud your judgment.

Billy: And now you get to say “I told you so.”

Lily: No, I’m not gonna do that. I — I love that you have the “grinning soul” persona to kind of share things without using your name. You know, I think it’s a good way for you to express yourself. But you have to be careful. I don’t think that your stories should hit close to home.

Billy: I hear what you’re saying, but what is the point in having a free-wheeling, speak-truth-to-power platform if I’m not actually trying to make an impact on the world that we live in?

Lily: It’s about finding the right balance, finding that median point to where it’s both personal and universal.

Billy: You are so smart.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: And I promise you that I will make more of an effort to do that moving forward.

Lily: Good.

Billy: But right now there’s something else on my mind.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ] It’s kyle. Hello?

[ Knock on door ]

Ashley: Hey. Did you go after kyle? I mean, that’s the only reason you left so abruptly, isn’t it?

Jack: Yeah, you’re right. I went to check on him. He’s fine. Where — where’d everybody go?

Ashley: Billy just took off.

Traci: Allie and abby are in the kitchen getting a bite to eat, and I think they’re hitting it off.

Jack: And did you get a chance to talk to allie for a little bit?

Traci: I did. She’s lovely.

Jack: And did you give her the whole abbott family history?

Traci: No. Just volumes one and two.

Jack: [ Laughs ]

Ashley: Jack, I like her. I mean, I know I had my reservations, but now that I’ve met her, I’d like to get to know her a little bit better.

Jack: Good, I’m glad to hear that.

Traci: Although I did get the sense that something is weighing on her.

Jack: Yeah, I got the same sense, but you know what? I’m not gonna push. I’m gonna wait till she’s ready to tell me.

Ashley: Well, whatever is going on with your granddaughter, traci and I were talking and we’re gonna leave the two of you alone so you can catch up.

Jack: Well, that’s very generous, thank you.

Traci: Oh, just one little word of advice before we go.

Jack: Okay.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Jack, I know that you decided that you’re not going to push her for answers, but what if she’s feeling that she can’t burden you with her problems?

Jack: No, I’ve already told her. She can talk to me about anything, anytime.

Traci: Yes, but she’s young and just getting to know you, and maybe she feels like she can’t open up. I was just thinking, maybe she came here for you to lend her a shoulder to lean on without her having to ask. And tonight’s winning number, 43

Billy: [ Sighs ] There have been some questions about whether I am talking about someone or something specific. What I can say is that my musings — or my ramblings, as some people would call them — are of a universal nature. However, they are from my experiences as I try to share some thoughts to give you one person’s perspective on the world at large. It’s not always going to be pretty. In fact, at times, it will be downright ugly. I will change the names to protect the innocent.

[ Sighs ] But then again, who among us is innocent? I know I am not. And in saying that, I will be hard on myself. But I will be very hard on the ones that mean to take advantage of others. On the ones that mean harm to others. On the ones that have evil in their hearts, I promise you I will show them no mercy.

Nate: Poured you a glass of chardonnay.

Elena: Thank you.

Nate: It should help you relax.

Elena: Oh, I’m plenty relaxed, believe me.

Nate: Mm.

Elena: And yet, energetic. I guess you have that effect on me.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I feel the same way. I was so excited about work and my meetings with devon and lily, then you walked in. I couldn’t focus on anything but you and these beautiful eyes.

Elena: Mm. Yeah, I could tell you had a great meeting because your energy was infectious.

Nate: It was great.

[ Chuckles ] I didn’t think I could get that worked up about business. It’s inspiring.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Well, it helps when you’re working with the right people.

Nate: That’s true. There’s something magical about a family coming together to share a dream.

Sharon: I don’t understand how it’s even possible that diane is alive.

Nick: I don’t know the details, but I cannot believe she could show her face around here after everything she’s done to this family. But let’s not — let’s not worry about diane, alright? We’ve got far more important things to consider today.

Sharon: I know. I don’t have the bandwidth right now to give her another moment of my time, but…

Nick: But what?

Sharon: But I’m wondering how her sudden reappearance is affecting you. I mean, I’m rattled by seeing her. And you were a lot closer than I was. How are you doing?

Nick: Look, I’m fine. Let’s not worry about diane, alright? My only focus today is on you. Is there anything you need me to do for rey’s service?

Sharon: I know you’re worried about me and you want to do your part to help, but honestly, nick, just being here is enough. It’s everything. Thank you. I don’t know how I would get through this without you and the kids.

Nick: Well, we’re gonna be there for you today, every day after today. For whatever you need.

Diane: Kyle, what are you doing here?

Kyle: Um, waiting for you. Where have you been?

Diane: Just around town, visiting some of my old stomping grounds, trying to reconnect with genoa city.

Kyle: How’d that go?

Diane: Oh, it was — it was difficult. It’s going to be a long, hard process, but that’s to be expected. I — I feel better just seeing you, though. I’m glad you waited for me.

Kyle: Yeah, I didn’t know how’d you react. I wasn’t sure if you felt like i ambushed you back at the house. But, um…I’d understand if you’re angry with me.

Diane: Not at all. I know why you wanted me to face the family.

[ Chuckles ] I was able to explain myself to everybody at once, and they were able to respond and everything’s out in the open. It was — it was positive.

Kyle: I’m glad you see it like that.

Diane: Yeah, I can imagine there was a colorful conversation after I left.

Kyle: Yeah. That’s — that’s a fair description.

Diane: Yeah. So I guess there’s just one question now.

Kyle: What’s that?

Diane: Where does that leave the two of us? Is that what you came to tell me?

Kyle: This may be hard for you to hear. But I came to tell you…I’m going back to milan tonight.

Allie: You’re back.

Jack: Hey. Everyone’s been treating you well?

Allie: Everyone’s been great.

Jack: Well, you made a good first impression with the abbotts. Everyone is raving.

Abby: Where’s my mom and aunt traci?

Jack: Oh, they just stepped out for a second.

Abby: Well, I am really glad that you’re back, uncle jack, because I have to get going and I didn’t want to leave allie here all by herself. Allie, it was really nice to meet you. If you need anything at all, just give me a call.

Allie: Thanks, abby, for everything.

Jack: Thanks, abby. You’re the best.

Abby: Bye.

Jack: So did you get all settled in upstairs?

Allie: I did. Traci was a big help. Everyone has been really great, jack. Just like you said.

Jack: And your room is okay?

Allie: Yeah, the room is lovely. I mean, the house is just beautiful, so…

Jack: I know this is all a bit overwhelming, but everyone is genuinely happy to meet you, and they all want you to feel at home here.

Allie: [ Sighs ] Your family has been nothing but kind and warm and generous to me.

Jack: They’re your family, too, allie.

Allie: [ Crying ]

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Victor: Well, I’m delighted to hear that victoria intends to restore the company’s original name.

Nikki: Yes, newman enterprises. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Victor: Hmm? Now, do you want me to speed that process along? I can do it from the pr side of things.

Nikki: I’ll mention it to my co-ceo.

Victor: Okay.

Nikki: There’s something else we need to discuss with victoria and the rest of the family, too, soon.

Victor: You mean diane jenkins?

Nikki: Jack has managed to keep it quiet up to now, but who knows how long that will last?

Victor: I told diane jenkins if she knows what’s good for her, she’ll get out of town as quickly as she can, because she’s not welcome here.

Nikki: Well, let’s hope that she listened enough to stay away from our family. Lord knows victoria has enough to deal with right now.

Victor: Yeah. My god, yes.

[ Sighs ]

Billy: Hey! You here for an afternoon caffeine fix?

Victoria: Yeah, you got it. You care to join me?

Billy: I would love to, but jack summoned us to the abbott family house for a meeting.

Victoria: Are you the designated treat bearer?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] No, not exactly. This is my apology. I’m gonna be late ’cause I had a meeting at chancellor.

Victoria: Well, any excuse for an afternoon sugar fix, i guess.

Billy: That’s right. You know me well.

Victoria: Well, we’ll talk another time, then.

Billy: Is there something in particular you wanted to talk about? Are the kids alright?

Victoria: Oh, johnny and katie are fine.

Billy: So what’s up?

Victoria: Oh, it’s nothing. I — I just heard this very interesting podcast that was produced by your company.

Billy: Oh, good. Well, that’s great. We got a bunch of new series coming out. There was that one that they talk about fermenting your own food. It’s got an unbelievable number of unique listens.

Victoria: No, actually, it wasn’t a how-to. It was more personal. It had the strangest name — “the grinning soul.”

Billy: Right, yeah. Yeah, I talked to that guy after we signed him. I think he’s out of california. He’s got an interesting take on the world.

Victoria: He had an even more interesting take on my soon-to-be ex-husband.

Jack: Can I get you some water, diane? You’re looking rather pale.

Diane: Oh, no, I’m fine. Just caught off guard.

Kyle: Yeah, maybe I should’ve warned you about what I had in mind before I asked you here.

Diane: Oh, no, I-I-i understand why you didn’t, and it’s okay. I knew I was going to have to face your family at some point when I came back to genoa city. I just hadn’t imagined doing it all at once with everyone here. But it’s certainly efficient this way.

Kyle: Okay. Let’s get to it.

Diane: So, ladies, I’ve kept track of your many accomplishments over the years, enough to know that you’re leading happy and successful lives.

Abby: No thanks to you.

Ashley: If you had your way, we’d be in prison right now, serving time for a murder that you faked.

Diane: I wouldn’t have allowed that to happen.

Ashley: Oh, really? You would’ve come to our rescue. Before your “death,” you were blackmailing my daughter and me, threatening to have us arrested.

Traci: Um…I’m sure that diane knows how we all feel about the terrible things she did in the past. But that’s not why kyle brought us here today, to re-litigate it all.

Diane: Thank you, traci. As I understand it, I’m here to answer and all questions about why I ran away, what I’ve been doing since then, and what my intentions are now. And that is perfectly alright with me.

Abby: So you’re looking forward to this.

Diane: Yes, if it’ll convince you that I really have changed. Absolutely. I’m strong enough to handle anything you dish out. So don’t hold back. Fire away.

Ashley: I have a question. Why should we believe one word that comes out of your mouth?

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Billy: I listened to the first podcast of “the grinning soul.” To me, it sounded like a generic diatribe on the abuse of power.

Victoria: There was a detailed description of a power broker in particular. A greedy mogul with no moral compass who betrayed the woman that he loved by lying to her about being sick. Gee, I wonder who that could be.

Billy: Oh, come on, victoria. Let’s be honest, that could be any number of people besides ashland. Maybe he was talking about a tech giant in silicon valley.

Victoria: Give me a break, billy. You can change your voice, but i know how you talk. I know the cadence of your speech. I know those phrases that you use. You’re the host. Admit it.

Billy: [ Laughs ] Oh, come on, that’s just — that’s hilarious.

Victoria: It’s not meant to be a joke.

Billy: Why would I do that? I already have a podcast. I’m already standing on a soapbox. I don’t need to come up with some silly name like “the grinning soul.”

Victoria: It’s very much you, actually.

Billy: Really?

Victoria: “Soul” promises a certain level of depth and introspection, and “grinning” undercuts that with sarcasm and self-deprecation.

Billy: And here I thought it would look good on a t-shirt.

Victoria: Look, when are you gonna stop sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong? I’m serious, billy. When are you gonna leave me in peace?

Billy: Okay, victoria —

Victoria: No, the last time this happened, you lost chanccomm. When are you gonna learn your lesson?

Billy: Okay —

Victoria: What is it gonna take?

Billy: Hold on a second. Alright? Let’s just stop and take a look at the big picture for one second.

Victoria: And what is that in your mind?

Billy: If this “grinning soul” person was actually talking about your ex, would you have a problem with that?

Victor: Diane jenkins better not harass victoria in any way. Otherwise, she’s gonna have to deal with me.

Nikki: Oh, I didn’t mean to imply that. Diane has no reason to contact her. And victoria doesn’t get out much these days anyway. She basically goes from home to the office and back, so I don’t think there’s much chance of her running into diane.

Victor: That reminds me, i have to tell adam not to mention anything about this to his sister.

Nikki: How did he find out?

Victor: I told him. I wanted to warn him. He and diane jenkins were co-conspirators in the day.

Nikki: Have you told anybody else? Nicholas, abby?

Victor: No, no. They’ll all have the same reaction. They’ll be stunned that she’s back in town. She wouldn’t get a warm welcome from anyone.

Kyle: I can see how upset you are, and I’m sorry. Look, I know you said you were okay with this, but it’s obviously difficult for you to see my mother again, so if you just want to forget the whole thing —

Diane: Kyle, I really hope you won’t do that, for your sake. I mean, surely they must see how much you need this.

Abby: Are you serious? After everything you put kyle through, you’re trying to be his protector? We are his family. We have been there for him. Where do you get off telling him what he needs?

Jack: It seems to me you have the most to benefit from this little exercise.

Diane: Good point. But more than anything, I want to prove to my son that I’m sincere, and this is the opportunity he’s given me to do that. It — it might be the only one I have. So if you need to lash out at me or go over my sordid history point by point, then that’s what we’ll do. It might even be helpful for you.

Ashley: Kyle, I hope you’re taking notes and realizing what she’s doing. Diane here is trying to set the agenda. She’s trying to manage us. Nice choice. That little quiver in your voice — you know, how brave you are to be facing us all when actually you know you don’t have any other choice. I mean, you could turn and walk out the door, but you would never do that because you’ve got too much riding on this.

Diane: I am not manipulating my son. I’ve been completely open with him. I don’t want anything from kyle, except his forgiveness.

Ashley: Not yet, you don’T.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Traci: I think we should hear diane out, like we told kyle we would.

Abby: What?

Traci: Oh, abby, don’t get me wrong. I am as skeptical as you are about all of this, but isn’t that the point? We told kyle we would listen to diane’s story, and if it doesn’t ring true, we will know it and we can call her out then.

Kyle: It’s up to you. I want you to be okay with this.

Ashley: By all means.

Jack: Alright, diane, you have the floor. Give it your best shot. With golo, I’ve lost 13 inches in my waist.

Nikki: I assume the abbotts will let abby know about diane’s return, although for her sake, i wish she’d never have to know. And we’re also going to have to tell nicholas so he’s not blind-sided. I know it would bother him if he heard about diane from someone else, especially since you told adam.

Victor: That’s different.

Nikki: How is that different?

Victor: Sweetheart, adam was involved with her as a co-conspirator. I warned him to stay the hell away from that woman, okay? Nicholas can’t stand her. He couldn’t stand her ever since he learned how much damage she’s done to our family, especially to you.

Nikki: There was nothing she wouldn’t stoop to. Just when you thought she was at her lowest, she would find a way.

Victor: Somehow, I doubt that has changed.

Diane: Before I get into the details of my life in la, I just want to say something.

Ashley: Okay, so you’re gonna tell us your story, and now you’re stalling.

Diane: I just want you to know that I understand why you’re suspicious. I used to see myself the same way, as someone who was vindictive and self-obsessed and incapable of change. I had — I had sunk too low. I was too set in my ways.

Abby: Hmm. And then a miracle happened, some sort of great epiphany?

Diane: [ Scoffs ] No, nothing so dramatic. It just gradually became clear that I was lying to myself, that this whole notion that i couldn’t change was just an excuse, it was permission I was giving myself not to do the hard work that it would take to become a better person, a decent human being.

Ashley: That’s a pretty low bar.

Traci: Well, you have to start somewhere.

Diane: That’s right. It’s kind of pathetic. Then I realized that that attitude was what was costing me any chance of reuniting with kyle. And I realized that I had to at least redeem myself, that I had to try to earn some scrap of self-respect, something that i had never had.

Abby: Interesting, because, as I recall, you’ve always had a very high opinion of yourself.

Ashley: True. Your needs always took higher priority over anybody else’S.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: An woe be unto anyone who got in your way.

Diane: Hmm, that was arrogance, self-entitlement, not self-respect. It took me years to learn the difference.

Traci: So these revelations, did you come to them all by yourself?

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Oh, no, no, no, no. I had plenty of help. Um…after a few false starts, i found an amazing therapist. Actually, a bad-ass truth-teller who made me face what an utter disaster my life had become. She forced me to be realistic about what it would take for me to turn things around for myself.

Kyle: This therapist, was she in favor of you coming back to genoa city?

Diane: Well, there were risks involved, which we discussed at length.

Ashley: That would be a no.

Jack: Hard to imagine any reputable therapist would go along with your plan to anonymously lure me to la, use my granddaughter as a means to get to me.

Diane: Jack, I explained my intentions.

Ashley: We’ve heard all your explanations. We’re not buying them.

Abby: Mom’s right. How do we know that you’re not lying through your teeth about going to therapy? And that you’re just telling kyle what you think he needs to hear?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I thought you had a meeting to get to with your family.

Billy: Well, I see, I ask you a question, you don’t want to talk anymore? No, go ahead, victoria. I will make some time. I would love to hear your answer. What do you care if some random podcaster is talking about ashland? Because he is a monster, he did abuse power. He committed fraud by trying to get his hands on newman enterprises, but he won’t face any legal consequences because he didn’t really break the law. But don’t you think it’s fair for the public to actually hear all that, to hear his name being called out?

Victoria: Please don’t pretend like you’re doing this for my sake. I am a private person and you are exploiting my private pain for your overblown ego.

Billy: Oh —

Victoria: So much for your promises to be there for me. Now I know how much those are worth.

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Victor: Thank you. Very kind of you. Well, my baby, I paid the check.

Nikki: Thank you, darling. What’s in the bag?

Victor: I’ll tell you. It’s your favorite dessert for later.

Nikki: Oh, so I can get the sour taste of diane jenkins out of my mouth?

Victor: I thought you had put her out of your mind already.

Nikki: Well, actually, I had. I was thinking about ashland and his not-so-subtle attempt to impress victoria. Offering to donate half of what you paid him off to new hope. I mean, talk about dramatic gesture.

Victor: $250 million? You serious? He’s gonna pay that to nick as his charity? That boy can do a lot of good with that. You know why he’s doing it, right?

Nikki: Of course.

Victor: He’s trying to buy victoria’s forgiveness.

Nikki: Well, she swears that it will not sway her, but what concerns me is he’s obviously not giving up on the idea of getting her back. And no good can come from that.

Victor: [ Exhales sharply ] To be honest with you, I’m concerned. Hopefully victoria will make it clear to him that she is through with him, wants nothing to do with him. I want that bastard to get out of town.

Nikki: We should be so lucky.

Billy: I had a run-in today with a man who shall remain nameless, a mogul who seemingly has everything and yet he still wants more and more. And he lies and manipulates to get it. This guy takes and takes until he sucks everyone around him dry, as if it’s gonna make him feel more powerful. I mean, if you ask me, it’s like he doesn’t trust his own business acumen so he has to lie and deceive to get his upper hand, causing pain to everyone close to him.

Abby: Exactly how long have you been in therapy, diane? When did you start?

Traci: I would like to know that, too.

Ashley: Are you still seeing this psychologist, social worker?

Diane: Psychologist. And, no, not since I left la to travel here, but…

Abby: I would love to see her credentials. Is she licensed?

Diane: Of course.

Ashley: What’s wrong with phone sessions or video sessions? I mean, you don’t have to stop seeing a shrink just because you’re on the road.

Abby: Yeah, especially since she’s helped you out so much.

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Jack: That is a fair point.

Kyle: Are you gonna keep seeing her once things settle down for you?

Diane: Oh, absolutely.

Traci: I don’t remember hearing you answer abby’s last couple of questions. How long have you been seeing the psychologist, diane?

Diane: Uh, six years, give or take.

Abby: Which is it, “give” or “take”?

Diane: I mean, if you want exact dates —

Ashley: And when did it go from you arguing with this person to you realizing you needed real help?

Diane: Well, things really got rolling with my psychologist about four and a half years ago.

Abby: [ Laughs ] Okay, so you expect us to believe that you went from this evil manipulator, someone who got off on making her enemies’ lives miserable, to some totally healed, ethical grown-up with no sociopathic tendencies…

Ashley: In four and a half years?

Abby: That’s record time.

Jack: It does sound like a bit of a stretch.

Diane: You asked, I answered. I can’t give you an exact timeline for when my perspective changed. As I said, it was a gradual process.

Ashley: I’d like to see your bank statements.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Ashley: I think that would put everything into focus.

Diane: Okay. You’re welcome to take a look at my finances. Um, I’m not wealthy, but I can take care of myself. I just bought a home in la.

Jack: Oh, yes, keemo’s house.

Ashley: A pretext for getting close to allie.

Diane: Alright, well, the point is that I’m self-sufficient. I have a career, friends, a life in california. I didn’t come here out of desperation. I came here because I’m finally strong enough to face the backlash that I knew would be waiting for me. And…because after all these years, I — I finally feel that I have something worthwhile to offer my son.

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Billy: Hey, sorry I’m late. I got caught up at work, and then I stopped to get some — whoa.

Diane: Hello, billy. You’re looking well.

Billy: And you’re looking alive.

Diane: Thanks, I think.

Kyle: We’re giving her a chance to make her case as to why she should be allowed back into our lives.

Billy: And this is the jury, huh? Tough crowd.

Traci: Diane was just telling us how she’s rehabilitated herself in los angeles.

Billy: Well, I’m sorry i missed that part of the discussion. You’ll have to fill me in, trace. Please, sorry to interrupt. Carry on.

Diane: I — I don’t know how much more there is to say. I mean, at a certain point, you are all going to have to decide whether or not you believe redemption is possible. Not just for me, but for anyone.

[ Exhales sharply ] Billy, I would think you do, based on the podcast that I’ve heard you do and how you’ve made changes in your life.

Billy: Look at that, I’ve doubled my audience. There’s now you and traci. That’s good, right?

Diane: And the two of you, you’ve both found it in your hearts to forgive victor and phyllis — people who have hurt you deeply. And — and, traci, I mean, the characters in your novels have all learned and grown from their mistakes, so surely you must think that people are capable of that. And you, you’re a new mother to a little boy. I can promise you that I feel the same profound love for kyle that you do for dominic. Have I failed him? Yes. Horribly. And all I want is a chance to try to make that up to him, to be the mother that he deserves. I mean, why would any of you stand in the way of me doing that?

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Traci: I am just curious, how do you see this going forward, this second chance with kyle? How does that look to you in your mind?

Diane: Well, I’m — I’m in no position to make any demands. I would just take what I can get. No, no, I didn’t mean it — I’m not talking about things. I just mean that I would welcome any of kyle’s time and attention that he could spare. You know, if it’s just the occasional phone call to catch up every so often or — or a christmas card once a year, it’s — it’s up to him. I would follow his lead.

Jack: You really expect us to believe you would settle for that?

Diane: I’ve gone so many years without any contact with my son at all. That just being able to look him in the eye and tell him how much I love him and miss him… anything else would be a gift.

Billy: Well, so far, it sounds like you’re telling us what you would settle for, but we haven’t heard what you actually want. In your heart of hearts, what do you — what do you want?

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: She already told me that. She wants to be a part of my life.

Abby: Are you talking about following kyle to italy?

Diane: Well, if kyle were comfortable with that, that would be amazing.

Ashley: Here we go.

Diane: My italian’s kind of rusty, but harrison and I could practice together.

Ashley: And what if kyle and summer decide to move back to genoa city?

Diane: Then I would plan accordingly.

Ashley: Have you really thought this through? Are you aware that the newmans hate you? Literally every single one of them hates you.

Diane: It doesn’t have to be an issue. I would simply avoid them. I’ve gotten used to living a quiet life.

Abby: Okay, now that I don’t believe.

Diane: Well, it’s true, abby. Like I said, I’m a different person. Just like you’re not going around naked on horseback anymore. Anyway, there’s always been tension between the abbotts and the newmans. That’s just the way it is.

Abby: Not so much anymore.

Billy: Yeah, fyi, the landscape has changed a little bit since you were last here. With the exception of me and victor and adam and myself and at times victoria and myself — other than that, everyone else gets along pretty well.

Traci: And I give abby a lot of credit for that. She worked very hard to bring the two families back together.

Billy: Yeah, my kids are part of both families. Kyle and summer are married. It’s not the two feuding camps anymore.

Ashley: Which means you wouldn’t have the opportunity to pit the families against each other, which used to be obviously one of your favorite tactics.

Diane: I have no desire to cause any problems. If the newmans give me a hard time, I will deal with it. It’d be worth it. And besides, this is all hypothetical, because kyle lives in italy and he hasn’t even agreed to anything.

[ Exhales sharply ] I hope you know, kyle, that i would face anything and I would make whatever sacrifices were necessary just to be close to you again. Just being in the same room with you has given me joy. I think I’ve said enough for now. I am gonna give you time to mull over what I’ve said. Thank you for giving me this chance.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] So…what do you think?

Victoria: Run it by the analysts and then get back to me. Thank you. Hi.

Nikki: Hey.

Victoria: How was lunch?

Nikki: Very nice.

Victoria: That’s great.

Victor: Well, I’m sorry to keep your co-ceo away for so long.

Victoria: Oh, no, it’s not a problem. We all have to eat, right? Why don’t you sit down? Join me.

Nikki: So what did you do for lunch?

Victoria: Oh, I haven’t really quite gotten around to it yet, but I did stop off and get some coffee earlier.

Victor: We could have brought you some lunch, you know, or you could have joined us.

Victoria: You wouldn’t have wanted me at lunch. Then you wouldn’t have been able to spend the entire meal discussing your concerns for me.

Nikki: Oh, now. Your name might have come up.

Victor: Only briefly.

Victoria: Uh-huh.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Nikki: Well, our other children’s names as well, and some of the grandchildren. We can’t help it if our family is our favorite topic of…

Victoria: Favorite topic of what?

Nikki: Conversation. I just noticed that you took your necklace off. Good for you.

Victor: What did I miss? What’s the #1 retinol brand

Nikki: Ashland gave her a necklace for valentine’s day in the shape of a “v” for victoria. Do you remember that? She was wearing it earlier, and now she’s not.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Victor: Sweetheart, if that is a gift from that fraud, then why the hell are you wearing it?

Victoria: Daddy, please don’t read too much into it. It’s just a piece of jewelry, nothing more.

Nikki: I thought it might be because of ashland’s blatant attempt to buy your forgiveness by donating money to new hope.

Victoria: He hasn’t even gotten in touch with me about that yet, which is a good thing because it would be a waste of time for both of us. Speaking of gifts, daddy, i wanted to say thank you very much for replacing my portrait. That was very sweet of you.

Victor: I’m glad you like it.

Victoria: I love it. I will treasure it always. And also, I want to thank you for being so positive and supportive of me appointing mom as co-ceo.

Victor: Well, I think you and your mother will make a hell of a team, you know.

Victoria: I think so, too. I’m aware that you thought i would come around on the idea of promoting adam.

Victor: Well, my sweetheart, I still am hoping that you and adam will get along better. I think he has a lot to contribute. But it would’ve been premature to appoint him as co-ceo of the company now.

Victoria: I’m very glad you recognize that.

Victor: And I want to thank you for making the company what it is today. You’ve made it bigger and stronger than it was a year ago, in spite of that bastard locke.

Nikki: Amen.

Victor: And having said that, I think that you and your mother will make, as I said, a hell of a team. And the sky’s the limit.

Ashley: Kyle, I’m really sorry, honey, but I think your instincts were right earlier when you said you weren’t sure if diane’s motives were clear and if maybe she was just giving you a bunch of rehearsed lines. I think that’s exactly what we saw — a performance. It was an excellent performance because she’s had so much time to hone her craft, but not a bit sincere.

Traci: Oh, I think that might be going just a little bit far, because every time she looked at you and every time she talked about how overjoyed she would be to be a part of your life again, I really think she meant it.

Jack: Traci, you’re talking about something that hasn’t changed. Diane has always loved kyle. That’s not the issue.

Kyle: Dad’s right. I need help figuring out whether I can trust the rest of what she says. I mean, she came across as mature and calm, someone who’s grown as a person.

Abby: But what if you’re wrong?

Kyle: Is that what you think?

Abby: Honestly, I — I can’t be objective. I mean, just the sound of her voice…

Ashley: I know, it’s like nails on a chalkboard.

Abby: And the one thing that was a big red flag to me was that she brought up dominic. Seemed very calculated, like the old diane.

Ashley: True. What about you, billy? You’ve been very quiet.

Billy: Just didn’t think that you needed me to weigh in since I wasn’t here for the first part of the interrogation.

Kyle: I’d still like to hear what you have to say.

Billy: Why is that? You think I have some special insight because I’m a reformed screw-up?

Kyle: Something like that.

Billy: Look…

[ Sighs ] She sounded convincing to me. Like she knew where she went wrong and she’s really trying to make a change. I think I would probably give her another chance. Then again, I’m the king of second, third, 25th chances, so maybe I’m a little biased.

Kyle: I mean, aside from what you said before, traci, about my mother loving me, did she sound credible to you?

Traci: [ Sighs ] Do you mean do I think you can trust her implicitly?

Abby: God, no.

Traci: I think that you need to be really wary about her claim that she’s completely rehabilitated. I mean, diane may believe that herself, but there’s no way we can prove it. There’s no way we can know for sure.

Ashley: Only by observing her carefully over an extended period of time. I think we should avoid her altogether. That is my vote.

Kyle: Okay. So we have two who are opposed and two who slightly think it’s worth the risk. That leaves you, dad. Where do you stand? With depression, you just feel…blah.

Victoria: I believe that we have a 3:00 meeting.

Nikki: Yes, we do, with pr to talk about the timetable for restoring the corporate id “newman enterprises.”

Victor: Listen, killing newman/locke can’t happen soon enough.

Victoria: And I have just enough time to grab a quick bite before that meeting.

Nikki: Oh, honey, you go. I’ll meet you there.

Victoria: Alright, I’ll see you alter. I love you.

Victor: I love you, okay? She seems happy.

Nikki: Yes, she does.

Victor: I mean, considering what she has gone through, i think it’s amazing.

Nikki: Did you think she would fall apart?

Victor: Well, if she had, i wouldn’t have blamed her. But she handled it very well so far.

Nikki: Yes, she has.

Victor: You know, our girl is much stronger than I realized.

Nikki: Well, having your support has really helped her. That and knowing that the family stands behind her, and really, I mean, during the day, she can lose herself while she’s at work, anyway.

Victor: Do you think it’s the same when she goes home alone at night to that big, empty house?

Nikki: I don’t know. I do know that whether she lets us see it or not, she is heartbroken. She adored ashland — at least the man she thought he was before we found out what a complete fraud he is.

Victor: That’s putting it mildly.

Nikki: Victoria may try to convince us and herself that she’s moved on, but she’s still grieving that loss.

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Pretty much everything that diane said I have heard before. Her story is consistent, which either means, as ashley suspects, it’s well-rehearsed or it’s the truth. And traci’s right — there’s no way of knowing, at least not right now.

Kyle: But you do have an opinion, though. But it’s like you’ve been saying all along, you don’t want to influence my decision.

Jack: You just hit on the key. It is your decision. You’re gonna have to weight everything that you’ve heard and decide just how much you can live with. And I will support whatever decision you make.

Traci: And there’s no rush. You take as much time as you need.

Ashley: Please don’t let diane make you feel guilty and do not let her run the show.

Abby: I second that. And at the end of the day, you have to be comfortable with whatever you decide.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I’m still not sure what I’m gonna do.

Billy: You could always flip a coin.

Traci: [ Sighs ]

[ Doorbell rings ]

Jack: I’ll get that. Wow, what a surprise.

Allie: Sorry to just show up like this. I didn’t call ahead because i thought — well, I thought i might chicken out before i actually got here. Is it a problem? Bad timing?

Jack: No, your timing is excellent. Come in and meet your family.

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Y&R Article: Should Characters Be Brought Back From the Dead?

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Susan Walters plays Diane on "Young and The Restless" on CBS

Article by Suzanne 5/10/22

The biggest news lately on the show is the return of Diane Jenkins, Jack’s ex-wife and father of Kyle, who was thought to be dead.  At first, the story seemed to be about Jack finding his long-lost son, Keemo, and then Keemo’s daughter, Allie.  They sure surprised us by having that springboard into the DIANE’S ALIVE! story. (See what they did there?)

Of course, on soaps (as the saying goes) no one is really dead. It’s a cliché, really, so it’s hardly a big surprise when anyone comes back. However, having Diane return fixes one of the mistakes they made back in 2012 when Nikki and Deacon both confessed to murdering Diane.They bashed her head in many times, and her body was found. The writers seemed to be saying, “Yes, she’s really dead! Dead, dead, dead!”

Deacon went to jail for awhile for that. He’s over on B&B now, so maybe someone will mention to him that she’s alive, and they can stop calling him an ex-con!  At any rate, it’s usually a bad idea to kill off a major character, even one like Diane who seems to have few redeeming qualities. She was a trouble-maker, but not evil, like, for instance, David Kimble. He deserved to die, and no one was unhappy to see him go.

Diane spent most of her time on Y&R sleeping around, stealing husbands and trying to get money and fame from Jack and Victor, among others. Susan Walters is an amazing actress who managed to play Diane well, to make her seem more human than the writing reflected. It’s great to have her back.  When her character was “murdered,” she was played by Maura West, who had previously played Carly on “As The World Turns” and now plays Ava on “General Hospital“.  She’s another fabulous actress.

Now we’re supposed to believe that Diane faked her death and has been alive all this time. Also, she has supposedly changed and gotten therapy. If they’re going to make her into a better person now, that would be boring, so I hope it’s not true.

Of course, like a lot of stories in Soapland, it makes little sense. She not only died, but there was a body.  Whose body was that if not Diane’s? Y&R is not like GH or “Days of Our Lives“. There’s no Helena Cassadine or Dr. Rolf there to give people magical drugs to make them seem dead, so it strains credulity. I wonder if they will even address this point?  This is why it’s a bad idea to kill off major characters because later on you have to really jump through illogical hoops to bring them back. Leaving town or going to jail is a much better way to get rid of them, IMHO. I’m sure the writers would argue that killing off a character makes for great drama and gives them more story to work with. However, it’s happened so often now that it’s no longer such great story. It’s not even very surprising.  Kill off someone who’s been there for 30 or 40 years (Nikki, Victor, Jack, Lauren et al.) and maybe then it would be surprising. Diane died after pissing everyone off, and everyone threatened her, so it was pretty obvious that she would die.

I was not very happy when they killed off Cassie on Y&R because it was just too sad (and had already been done with better effect on GH).  Although I love the actress who played her, bringing her back as Cassie’s twin sister Mariah later on was pretty ridiculous. This is why soaps get such a bad rap. Stories like this would rarely fly on primetime or in movies, unless it happened in a comedy or scifi. I hate when people say, “It’s just a soap.” Stories like this are why they say that.  Then people wonder why the poor soaps actors are unable to further their careers (or have to start all over again) when they’re trying to get roles elsewhere. It’s really unfair because the acting is usually really good on soaps (aside from a few newbies).   It’s really the writers and producers who should have trouble getting more work outside soaps if you ask me. They just keep throwing up the same crap on our screens over and over. I’m sure the Y&R writers thought that bringing Diane back was a brilliant idea.

I hope that they turn Diane’s return into more than just the usual story about how she’s just coming back to cause more trouble. It would be nice to see something unusual and interesting happen for her, Jack and Kyle (and Summer, who’s returning). As I said, nobody wants to see her be a goody-two-shoes, either.

How about some original and unusual ideas? The idea to have lesbians on Y&R was a great one. The writing of the two characters has been hit-and-miss, but the idea was great.  I hope the writers do drag more of the show into the 21st century.  I’m not really in favor of having Kevin suddenly becoming gay because I hate when they change history, but if it will keep the actor happy, maybe they should. Then he won’t keep running over to Days.  Or if you must use a soap trope, how about having Kevin learn that he has a twin gay brother? Maybe this Diane is not the real Diane, but the mother of the twins.  Now that would be exciting!

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, May 6, 2022

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Adam: Diane. Welcome to the resurrection club. First rule of resurrection club is we don’t talk about the resurrection club.

Diane: Hello, Adam. You’re not as shocked to see me as I would’ve expected.

Adam: Well, my father spoiled the surprise.

Diane: Oh, I should’ve known.

Adam: Mm.

Diane: Mm.

Adam: Mm. You know, back when it really did look like you had bought the farm, I wanted to send you a “bite me” card for leaving things in a way that I would be implicated in your death, but i couldn’t find a forwarding address to hell.

Diane: I regret many things about that time.

Adam: How could you even stand to look at yourself in the mirror?

Diane: Well, I justified my actions by telling myself how resourceful you were, not that it’s any excuse.

Adam: Got to do what you got to do, right? I mean, half the people wanted you dead, and you did not disappoint. Everyone thought you were pushing up daisies. Really, it was impressive. But as someone who knows firsthand — and this is the second rule of resurrection club — once you’ve escaped, it’s the best idea not to come back.

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Diane: Oh.

[Chuckles] I see what this is.

Ashley: You have no idea. Welcome back, bitch.

Diane: Ashley.

Ashley: You look pretty good for a dead person.

Diane: Thank you.


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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, May 5, 2022

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Ashland: Guess Victoria shot us both down, huh? I mean, we — we look a little pathetic, don’t you think? A couple of lap dogs hoping Victoria will throw us a bone, give us what we think we deserve.

Adam: [Chuckles] I really don’t know what you are talking about.

Ashland: Yeah? I’m just assuming that you think you still deserve to be co-CEO or temporary CEO of Newman/Locke or whatever fake title it is you — you’re willing to grovel for. But from what I just witnessed, Victoria doesn’t seem to be giving you the time of day.

Adam: And clearly you are out of the loop on the latest at your former company. The name Locke has been jettisoned, much like you’ve been. It’s all Newman now.

Ashland: Well, not all Newman. You seem to be having a little trouble holding onto your piece of the pie. Now, I may be out contractually, but I think I know Victoria well enough to know that she is not going to let you retain any title or power in her company.

Adam: Aww, apparently, you don’t realize how out of the loop you are. Have you heard who she is replacing you with as new co- CEO?

Ashland: Oh, she’s found someone already.

Adam: Yes. Nikki. So, looks like we both got screwed out of that coveted title. But at least I’m still head of the newly expanded Newman Media, which includes one of your other former companies. Whereas you just have my father’s money to keep you warm.

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Sharon: Rey. Rey.

[Sighs] I miss you so much. I feel you everywhere in our home. Your spirit still lives in every room here. You know, when I come home and i come to the door, I — I expect to find you here waiting for me, and when I hear a noise upstairs, I think it’s you, moving around. I think you’re there getting ready for work, and then… and then I remember. And then it hits me all over again. Everything here reminds me of you. Your coffee cup is still sitting by the kitchen sink where you left it the last morning you were here, and I…I can’t bring myself to put it away. I hope you didn’t suffer. I hope you weren’t in any pain. And I hope you know how loved you were.

Are. Always. And I know your spirit’s always gonna be with me…protecting me. You know, I can just see you smiling at how happy Tessa was about Crystal. And now I know why you were so disinterested in my obsession with finding the perfect wedding gift, because you already had something in the works. And I can’t believe you didn’t breathe a word of that to me.

[Sighs] You know, I should be mad at you for keeping that secret. But I can’t. I mean, I can never be mad at you again.

[Sighs] “Stop it — stop it, Sharon. Stop it.”

[Sighs] At least that’s what you would tell me. You gave me so many pep talks when I was sick. Who am I gonna turn to now? I don’t know how I’m gonna manage without you.

[Sniffles] My precious husband. Somehow I’m gonna find a way.


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Y&R Transcript Friday, May 6, 2022

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Diane: Jack, kyle, what’s — what’s the problem?

Jack: You.

Diane: Wh– police?

Kyle: This is her.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Wait, what have I done?

Ready to press charges?

Kyle: I have waited my entire life.

Diane: Charges?

Jack: We’re charging you with abandonment.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] No. No, you don’t understand.

Jack: Oh, I understand. I understand plenty well. You’re a liar. You’re a coward. You said you wanted to have a child more than anything in the world. You didn’t have the patience to raise him. You couldn’t wait to get out of town to avoid the pandemonium you created.

Diane: No, no, it wasn’t like that. Besides, I’m a good person now.

Jack: You turned your back on your own child.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: You know, when you have a little kid, you assume they’re gonna go along with pretty much everything you say, the way you think. And then they grow up and have opinions of their own.

Kyle: Mm. The nerve.

Jack: Not the easiest thing in the world, encourage your son to chart his own path and — and watch him make decisions that make you a little nervous.

Kyle: I know harrison will eventually get there. I’m already dreading it.

Jack: Have you been in touch with your mother since you told her you were gonna give her a chance to prove herself?

Kyle: Nope.

Jack: Having second thoughts?

Kyle: Big time.

Billy: Hi.

Lily: Hi.

Billy: Did you order for me?

Lily: I did.

Billy: You did? Great. Did you get me a cute little teapot with a cute little cup? I need to keep my vocal cords all nice and smooth for my podcast.

Lily: Oh, “the grinning soul.”

Billy: You heard it. Am I in the doghouse?

Lily: I am concerned.

Billy: Okay, but have you seen the numbers? Because it’s doing pretty well for a brand-new series.

Lily: Billy —

Billy: I did all the things that we talked about doing. I altered my voice. I made all the names and locations anonymous to protect the guilty.

Lily: It doesn’t matter. It’s gonna take two seconds for anyone close to the situation to know that you’re talking about ashland.

Billy: Well, if the sociopathic shoe fits…

Adam: So first victoria says she doesn’t need a partner, then, suddenly, out of nowhere, she appoints nikki as co-ceo. That spot should’ve been mine.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Did victor back her up?

Adam: [ Sighs ] She said it was a unilateral decision, that she didn’t need our father’s approval, which is untrue. He would have to sign off on something like that, which means he did. And word is already spreading to the company of nikki’s appointment, and did anybody bother warning me about it? Just another one of my dad’s mind games, another game of musical chairs, when once again I’m standing here being left out in the cold.

Sally: [ Sighs ] So victoria lets ashland get his hooks into the company, and then once he’s out, she just goes back to business like nothing happened, like she wasn’t the cause of all this chaos.

Adam: [ Sighs ] I don’t know why I waste my time hoping that they’ll give me a chance. It’s never gonna happen. I mean, this is our pattern.

Sally: I hate seeing them put you through the wringer, especially since it is clear to me that you don’t need any of them.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Any suggestions on what I should do about it?

Sally: Strike out on your own. Cut ties with the newmans altogether. So what’s going on?

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Adam: Cutting ties? I have done that. More than once. I’m not sure I want to do it again.

Sally: Why not? Maybe your mistake was returning to the newman family fold.

Adam: Look, here’s the thing, my dad has this seemingly blind acceptance of victoria’s leadership abilities no matter how many times she screws up. And as long as she is in charge, she’s gonna cut me out, so if i walk away, it just feels like I’m conceding, like I’m letting her win.

Sally: Would that really be the worst thing in the world?

Adam: Um…I’m the one that came up with the idea to get locke out for good. I am the one that should be rewarded for that. She is still in my way, and she still refuses to acknowledge that I’m the one that saved her. So why should I give her what she wants?

Sally: You said it yourself — victor could’ve stepped in and vetoed victoria’s decision to promote nikki. But he didn’t, he let it stand in a transparent ploy to block you from what you deserve, what you earned. You have come way too far and you have done way too much to prove yourself to your family, and it is never enough.

Adam: Well, thanks for rubbing in in.

Sally: No, my point is if they are not gonna show you the respect that you have been looking for, then why stick around? You don’t need them. You’re talented and inspired and capable of making brilliant moves on your own.

Adam: Okay, so let’s say i did what you’re proposing and i cut all ties and I walked away from all things newman, including running newman media, and I left you here on your own to deal with my family. Would you really be okay with that?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Jack: You abandoned kyle.

Diane: No, I walked away because that’s what was best.

Jack: For you!

Diane: No, for kyle! Please, I love my son.

Jack: Lies.

Diane: No! I do!

Jack: She walked away and never looked back.

Diane: Why are you doing this? It was the hardest decision of my life.

Kyle: She’s a complete fraud. Can’t be trusted. Don’t buy a word of it.

Jack: Never looked back.

Diane: There was an empty, broken place in my heart without you, and it started to heal when you said you’d give me a second chance. Please don’t take this away from me, kyle.

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Diane: I didn’t want to abandon him. I wanted to come back.

Jack: You know how you can tell she’s lying? She’s moving her mouth.

Kyle: Mm.

Diane: I wanted you with me every day, kyle, but you deserved better. You deserved a stable, safe place where you could have the best that life had to offer.

You have the right to remain silent.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Kyle: She’s a prodigious liar so that’s not gonna happen.

And the right to an attorney.

Kyle: She’ll never find one to take this case.

Jack: Defending a woman who left her boy motherless?

Diane: Please, please. No! No, you don’t understand.

Jack: Have some dignity. Do the right thing for once. Go!

Diane: No!

[ Sighs ]

Jack: Ooh, stealing harrison’s cookies.

Kyle: Mm, I won’t tell if you don’T.

Jack: I’ll pass.

Kyle: Not that I ever want to keep things from my son. I like to think I haven’t inherited my mother’s bad habits.

Jack: I can see this is really weighing on you.

Kyle: Can’t sleep. Every time I close my eyes, i think about the awful things she’s done. How she’s hurt people I love, and how am I supposed to reconcile that woman, the one who walked away when I was so young, to the woman that she says she is now?

Jack: Believe, I understand how complicated your situation is.

Kyle: And she says that she turned her life around. That she recreated herself, and the last time I saw her, before she sent me away, before she changed my name, she promised that she was going to join me, but then she chose to vanish from my life.

[ Stammers ] Pretend she was dead.

Jack: Did she maybe share with you her reasoning in making those decisions?

Kyle: Yeah, they — they all sounded plausible. And — and potentially rehearsed. I… like she had been waiting for the chance to say them all to my face.

Jack: And that’s what’s keeping you awake at night.

Kyle: Yeah.

Jack: So what are you gonna do about it?

Kyle: I don’t know. We’ve heard all the facts, what mom did, what she said. I need to know how you feel about all this. What — what’s your gut telling you?

Jack: Kyle, I made a promise to myself not to interfere, not to try to influence how you felt about your mother and her story.

Kyle: Yeah, and I appreciate that you’ve managed to put your own personal feelings aside and encourage me to walk into this with an open mind, but now that I’ve heard her out, I need to unravel whether I believe she’s changed into a good, trustworthy person, or if it’s the little kid in me that’s wishing it were true.

Jack: And you want to be objective.

Kyle: And I don’t think I can be.

Jack: So you’ve come to me for that.

Kyle: Dads have all the answers. At least that’s what harrison says.

Jack: Yeah, I remember that. Cherish that.

Kyle: I do.

Jack: Kyle, for the last few days, I have puzzled over the same questions that have bedeviled you. Why did diane come back now of all times to reveal that she’s still alive? Can we still believe her?

Kyle: Bingo.

Jack: I have asked for the benefit of the doubt more times than I can count, so I put myself in diane’s shoes when she made that horrible decision all those years ago, tried to explain to myself why I would leave my child behind.

Kyle: Given that the original plan, the one she worked out with adam, was so that she could fake her own death so she could leave with me.

Jack: Diane claims she changed her mind, that she didn’t want that future for you, living on the run. She didn’t believe I would ever give up on trying to find either of you. And she’s 100% right about that.

Kyle: But if she had just come to me from the beginning and tried to explain, we could —

Jack: Kyle, listen to me. You were very young. Would you have understood? And would it have been any better, knowing that she’s out there somewhere without you? You’d have spent your life asking questions that would have made you a completely different man, and I happen to love the man you have become. So maybe, just maybe, this one time, diane made the right choice in leaving the way she did.

Sally: Have I told you how much I hate hypotheticals?

Adam: You’ve never imagined it?

Sally: What I would do if you noped out of newman and left me here alone?

Adam: Would you stay or would you go?

Sally: I would keep my job and do my best to win your entire family over.

Adam: Why?

Sally: Because, aside from the fact that I love my job and that I have absolute faith that we will be phenomenally successful wherever we choose to be, do you know how rare this is? To find someone who thinks the way that you do, who believes in you, who makes you laugh, who wants what you want? Have you ever met anyone like that?

Adam: Yeah. Once.

Sally: For the first time, i actually feel like I’m meeting someone on my level. That is why we work, because we take each other exactly how we are. I don’t need you to be the good or the bad version of yourself or what everyone else expects you to be.

Adam: What — what do you want?

Sally: Just you. All of you.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Look, knowing that you are willing to brave my family, it should make the decision to walk away easier. But it just — it feels different this time. I don’t know if — if I’m older and wiser or it’s knowing that someone has my back. But now I just — it feels like walking away, I would be giving up instead of doing something on my own terms. On the other hand, despite my best efforts, I could just be falling for my dad’s games, craving the look of approval in his eyes.

Sally: Yeah. His opinion will always mean something to you, no matter what.

Adam: I just don’t think that I can ignore the challenge that victoria threw down by hiring nikki over me.

Sally: You shouldn’t have to battle for recognition, especially after everything you’ve done for your family. But if you choose to stay and fight, I will still be here. And if you want to just walk away and turn your back on all of them, then I will stand by you. Either way, I will support you. I’ll weigh in with my advice and do my best to make sure that we are both successful.

Adam: So I guess the only thing now is to consider what is best for me right now.

Sally: But I will continue to tell you that you deserve better. And then I will kiss you to drive the point home.

Billy: The whole point of recording a second voice-altered podcast was so I could talk about the issues that billy abbott needs to publicly distance himself from.

Lily: Look, if you try to convince me that two billys are better than one —

Billy: Well, just hear me out for a second, because the way i see it, billy one is your right-hand man. Billy two is untamed, a rebel that answers to no one.

Lily: Look, you know I love the idea of the anonymous podcast where you can talk about what you want without there being any blowback to the company.

Billy: I love your ability to say “but” without actually saying “but.”

Lily: You have a confrontation with ashland, then you turn right around and vent about it on a podcast?

Billy: I didn’t mention our names.

Lily: It doesn’t matter. Anyone can connect the dots.

Billy: I think you’re worried about it because you know the players. So think about it for a second without picturing the snake that we all know very, very well. I could’ve been talking about any other mogul who has used manipulation and deceit to rise to power. And that is what the average listener is going to hear.

Lily: Yeah, and I really hope that you’re right. And look, I agree with the message that you sent, but be prepared if certain people — like victoria — see beyond this “grinning soul” persona and know that it’s you putting it out there. I brought in ensure max protein,

Billy: Wasn’t it you that requested we not talk about victoria at least for one day? So here’s the deal. Did she need protecting? Yes, I believe she did. Before she found out the kind of man that ashland locke was. But now that she knows, the truth is out there, then I don’t see the harm.

Lily: If anyone figures out that these stories are about ashland, how do you think that’s gonna make victoria look?

Billy: Like a sympathetic figure. Like a loving partner that was deceived from the most heinous of men, and I hope that she appreciates the fact that I’m not personally getting involved in her problems, because you were right — that would be a bad idea.

Lily: Have you thought about what would happen if it’s ashland that figures out that you’re behind this?

Billy: I hope he does. I really do. I hope he puts together the math, and I would pay to see the look on his face when he realizes that he is the monster underneath the bed and that everyone listening out there is putting together the story. Recoiling from horror at all the lies that he’s perpetrated his entire life, because ashland locke needs to realize that actions have consequences.

Jack: Kyle, to be clear, I am not condoning anything else that diane has done or offering any opinions about who she is as a person.

Kyle: Noted.

Jack: She hurt a lot of people in a lot of ways, and I — I just —

Kyle: What is it? I asked you to be completely honest with me.

Jack: Kyle, if diane had stuck to her original plan, taking you with her and disappeared, would I ever see you again? I mean, if she evaded every effort I made to track you two down… I hate to even think what that would have been to us. And I can’t think about your situation without thinking about my mother. I was absolutely gutted when she left our family, when she — when she left me behind. I was angry for so many years, and when she walked back into our lives, I wanted to slam the door in her face. It is nothing short of a miracle that before she died, we were able to reconcile, that I found some understanding and some forgiveness. It’s one of the greatest gifts of my life. Do I want that for you? Absolutely, more than anything. Maybe this once diane did the right thing. I’m not saying she’s changed. I’m not saying I accept everything she’s telling us on faith. I’m just saying I believe the decision to leave you behind is the toughest decision she ever made in her life.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Kyle, I know that’s not the simple answer you were hoping to get from me. But there’s nothing simple about this.

Kyle: You’re right. It’d be cool if we could just run a sim.

Jack: Come again?

Kyle: A simulation. What a future with my mother in it would look like.

Jack: And how exactly would we pull that off?

Kyle: We put her to the full abbott test.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: Thank you, kyle. I’ll take care of the rest.

Meet ron.

“The young and the restless”

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Lily: Look, even the thought of someone possibly having cancer can turn their life upside down, so the fact that ashland used a lie like that to make a profit, I mean, it makes me angry that he’s walking around here with no care in the world. So, yes, you know, this has a very personal thing thing for me.

Billy: 100%, and it sounds like we agree, so why are you upset about the podcast?

Lily: Because I don’t like the idea of you possibly losing this amazing platform because you’re not being careful with when and how to, you know, put this information out there.

Billy: I get it, I do. But I really don’t think that this is going to be a blip on victoria’s radar. She’s got more important things to keep her mind on rather than the anonymous musings of “the grinning soul.”

Lily: Well, I really hope you’re right.

Billy: I am right. You don’t want me to be right, because then I would pile up the other side of all the other times I’ve been right, and then it’ll be off-balance.

Lily: Oh, my god, give me a break.

Billy: Oh, saved by a phone call.

Lily: Then answer it. I don’t care.

Billy: Jack.

Jack: Drop whatever you’re doing and come to the abbott house. I’m calling a family meeting.

Billy: Okay, but what if I’m in the middle of something important?

Jack: Nothing’s more important than supporting kyle right now. Ashley, traci, abby are all on their way. Hopefully I can count on you, too.

Billy: Yeah, of course, I’ll be there as soon as I can.

Lily: What’s going on?

Billy: Jack is calling a family meeting because it sounds like kyle is back in town, and, you know, diane is not dead anymore, so sounds like a fun occasion.

Lily: Well, unlike the chancellor-winters meeting you’ll be missing.

Billy: Uh, yeah, can I get a pass on that?

Lily: Uh, I really need my coo there.

Billy: Yeah, you’re right. Wouldn’t be the first time that I show up late to a family gathering. I’ll just go when I’m done.

Lily: You sure?

Billy: 100%. You and chancellor-winters are my top priorities.

Sally: Sneaking upstairs to a suite here never gets old.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Oh, my god.

Sally: Adam?

Adam: Diane. Welcome to the resurrection club. First rule of resurrection club is we don’t talk about the resurrection club.

Diane: Hello, adam. You’re not as shocked to see me as I would’ve expected.

Adam: Well, my father spoiled the surprise.

Diane: Oh, I should’ve known.

Adam: Mm.

Diane: Mm.

Adam: Mm. You know, back when it really did look like you had bought the farm, I wanted to send you a “bite me” card for leaving things in a way that I would be implicated in your death, but i couldn’t find a forwarding address to hell.

Diane: I regret many things about that time.

Adam: How could you even stand to look at yourself in the mirror?

Diane: Well, I justified my actions by telling myself how resourceful you were, not that it’s any excuse.

Adam: Got to do what you got to do, right? I mean, half the people wanted you dead, and you did not disappoint. Everyone thought you were pushing up daisies. Really, it was impressive. But as someone who knows firsthand — and this is the second rule of resurrection club — once you’ve escaped, it’s the best idea not to come back.

Sally: Hello. I’m sally. Sally spectra. Adam and I work together.

Diane: Oh, I gather things have progressed beyond that, since it appears you were headed upstairs.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: You have more nerve than I thought, coming back to town, staying in phyllis’ hotel. It’s a death wish. Some things never change.

Diane: Everything’s changed. As I told victor, I’m not here to cause trouble or have anything to do with your family. I’m here for one reason only — kyle.

Adam: Your son that you abandoned, even though you and i had made a plan for you to be able to join him and start a new life together. Hey, but plans change, right?

Diane: I won’t make excuses or try to justify what I did.

Adam: Smart.

Diane: Yes, I don’t like who I was back then, and I’m not proud of the things I did. Something I think you can understand.

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ] Well, I guess the new-and-improved diane isn’t above taking potshots at her former co-conspirator.

Diane: No, that’s not what i was doing. I’ve managed to keep up with what’s going on in genoa city. I know that you’ve worked hard to turn over a new leaf and make a different life for yourself.

Adam: What is your point?

Diane: I just want the same thing that everyone gave you. A second chance.

Adam: I hope that is true. I don’t have the same kind of beef with you that the rest do, so good luck, I guess.

Diane: Thank you, adam. Nice to meet you, sally.

Sally: You too.

Abby: Kyle!

Ashley: Good to see you, kyle. How are you?

Kyle: Hanging in there.

Traci: I have been thinking about you nonstop since our chat, and I’m hoping so much that you were able to find a little clarity.

Jack: Billy should be here any minute. I know we all have a lot of questions, but we’re kind of running out of time.

Abby: Why? What’s going on? I thought this was a family meeting.

Kyle: We’re having a special visitor arrive soon.

Traci: Not —

Jack: Yes, her.

Ashley: Diane jenkins is coming here?

Kyle: She is.

Ashley: I can’t believe she would have the nerve to come back to genoa city, let alone this house.

Kyle: Actually, she’s already been here. This won’t be my first time seeing her.

Ashley: Well, it will be your last, if I have anything to say about it.

Abby: If someone had told me that diane was gonna be at —

Jack: It’s why I didn’t tell you, abby.

Kyle: She claims she’s changed.

Ashley: Into what, exactly?

Jack: Would you let him finish his thought, please?

Kyle: She says that she spent her time away getting her life together.

Abby: [ Scoffs ] Okay, should we be amused or afraid? Why is she back in genoa city?

Kyle: For me, to explain herself and ask for forgiveness.

Ashley: But you’re not actually considering forgiving her, right? Because even if she has spent the last few years polishing her halo through charity and good works, you know that it’s — it’s just an act, right?

Abby: Kyle, I mean, how do you feel about all this? It can’t be easy finding out that your mother’s alive and that she wants to reconnect with you.

Ashley: Use you. Let’s not forget who we’re talking about.

Kyle: I’m not sure what to think.

Abby: After all of these years, maybe she wants to do the right thing?

Jack: Diane has made a very compelling case for herself.

Ashley: Oh, please. You don’t actually believe that she’s had some kind of miraculous transformation.

Jack: I am just as skeptical as you are, just as wary of her motives, but we three know what it is to be estranged from the woman who brought us —

Ashley: Don’t you dare go there, jack. I know our mother was a piece of work, but she’s nothing compared to diane.

Traci: Okay, okay, please, please. Sorry, kyle. We know that this is a very — an exceedingly difficult situation.

Abby: Kyle, look, all we want to do is support you. We want to be here for you, no matter what you choose. Right?

Jack: Abby’s right. That’s been my approach to this whole fiasco.

Ashley: Okay. I’m sorry. And please tell us, how do you feel now that you’ve actually spoken with your mother?

Kyle: I don’t know. I’ve been going back and forth trying to figure out if she’s lying or if she’s telling the truth, which is why I’ve called all of you here today.

Jack: It is one thing for diane to feed kyle a lot of well-rehearsed regrets and promises to do better.

Kyle: And something else completely to have to face me and my family. See how she handles herself in front of people who have seen her at her worst. That’s how I figure out if she’s telling the truth and if she’s sincere about being a changed person. What do you say?

Abby: I think we should.

Traci: Might as well.

Jack: Ashley, what do you think?

Ashley: Hell yes. Bring it on.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] The lows of bipolar depression

Ashley: So what time is diane’s broom scheduled to get here?

Kyle: Five minutes ago.

Abby: Maybe she got cold feet.

Traci: Look, if — if this is going to work, if it’s gonna get results, we have to all stick to the plan, okay?

Ashley: And maybe if we’re lucky, she got herself kicked out of town already.

Jack: Be nice, ash.

Ashley: This is me being nice, jack.

Kyle: Don’t bother bombarding her with old grievances. That’s not going to get us anywhere.

Abby: I loathe her as much as anyone, but the reason why we’re all here is to help kyle discover the truth.

Traci: Right, and to understand what’s on diane’s mind and in her heart.

Ashley: And to help kyle with the outcome when he realizes his mother actually has no heart.

Abby: Mom.

Ashley: No, I have seen into her soul. It’s a deep, dark abyss. I do not believe that she’s had some kind of miraculous transformation.

Adam: How are you so perfect? No, I mean it. And I’m not talking about your face, which is a thing of beauty. Or your body and the things that you can do with it. You didn’t bombard me with questions two seconds after we saw diane.

Sally: I knew that you would tell me when the time was right. And that was definitely not the time.

Adam: Okay. You ready?

Sally: Yes! Yes, I have been dying to hear all about this woman since i first heard her name, and now that I’ve seen her in the flesh, I’m like 1,000 times more pcurious.

Adam: Diane is driven. She’s obsessed. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. And not in a good way, like you. And I wouldn’t hesitate helping her when it would work to my advantage.

Sally: In what way?

Adam: We worked together to make it look like victor was dead to drive down the price of the newman stock.

Sally: You didn’T.

Adam: Made a pretty sizable profit, too. That was the kind of relationship that we had. I agreed that I would help her escape the mess that she had made of her life, evade jack, and start a new life with her son. And that is that.

Sally: Wow.

Adam: Yeah, I did a lot of things back then that I wasn’t proud of, but I’d like to think that that scheme at least was semi-noble.

Sally: Well, diane’s right, you definitely have changed. You’ve grown.

Adam: Well, what can I say? I’m a work in progress. No, but all kidding aside, I’m glad that you’re in my corner. It’s nice being with someone who is “meeting me on my level.”

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Yes, it’s a rare thing. So what are you gonna do about your family’s latest move?

Adam: I’m not sure.

Sally: Well, I will take this ride with you wherever it goes.

Kyle: Thanks for coming.

Diane: Yeah, I was so excited when I got your text.

Kyle: Right this way.

Diane: Oh.

[ Chuckles ] I see what this is.

Ashley: You have no idea. Welcome back, bitch.

Diane: Ashley.

Ashley: You look pretty good for a dead person.

Diane: Thank you.

Traci: It’s been a long time, diane.

Diane: Lovely to see you, traci. You too, abby.

Kyle: I felt it was important that, if we’re going to take the next step, that you meet with all of us. If I’m going to allow you back in my life — and that’s still a big if — it not only affects my life, but the lives of my entire family. All of us you have a history with.

Jack: Each of us is affected one way or the other.

Diane: I have no desire to cause any problems for the abbotts.

Kyle: Nonetheless, it’s something you will have to understand and accept — your presence affects us all. Just like we will have to decide if we accept your claim that you are a different person now.

Next week on “the young and the restless”…

Adam: I have already made my decision. I want newman enterprises — every single bit of it.

Jack: I would love for you to meet allie nguyen. This is keemo’s daughter and my granddaughter.

Allie: Hi, everyone. How are you?

Michael: You were dead.

Diane: And now I’m not.

Michael: It’s pretty good to see you.

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Nick: Hey. Do you want some breakfast?

Sharon: Um, I’m really not all that hungry.

Nick: Well, it’s too late, i already started my famous chocolate chip pancakes. I know you can’t resist those.

Noah: Hey!

Mariah: Hi. Sorry.

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Mariah: How is — how’s mom doing this morning?

Noah: She was still in bed when I left the house. Dad had just gotten there, though, to make her some breakfast. Who knows if she’s actually gonna eat anything, though.

Mariah: Well, did she at least have dinner last night?

Noah: I tried to get her to have something, but I didn’t have much luck. I ran into faith this morning before she went to school, and she, uh — she said she could hear her restlessly wandering around the house again last night.

Mariah: Well, I’m not surprised that she isn’t sleeping, considering everything she’s been through. And this has been hard on all of us, but I guess if — if anyone can get her to eat, it’s nick.

Noah: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, dad has his charms. What are you working on?

Mariah: Oh, I am working on a playlist for the wedding. And you think it would be easy, but it’s actually incredibly difficult. There’s just so many songs that we love.

Noah: Sounds like you could use some help. Should hit up mom to work on it with you. She could use the distraction.

Mariah: I — I doubt that’ll work, but I’ll think about it.

Tessa: Hi. Are you guys ready for some good news?

Mariah: Uh, are we ever.

Tessa: So I just got a call from my sister, and crystal can come to the wedding.

Ashland: Is it okay if I ask you how you’re feeling today?

Victoria: Stronger every day.

[ Sighs ] You know, the human capacity for resilience is nothing short of astounding. You think you’re not gonna make it through something, and then here you are, pouring milk into coffee like nothing ever happened.

Ashland: Well, I know I’m just one of many things that you’re recovering from…the person that hurt you so much. But your fortitude played a large part in my falling in love with you in the first place. I’m just sorry that I’m the reason you have to rely on it so much now. Yeah, don’t — don’t worry about it. I’m actually recovering quite nicely.

Victoria: Oh, yes, I know. You have a knack for miraculous recoveries. What are you still doing here anyway? Don’t tell me you’re planning on staying in town and please don’t tell me you’re harboring some delusion that I’m gonna forgive you.

Ashland: It’s hard for me to let go of that. Almost as hard as pretending the love I still feel for you doesn’t exist.

[ Sighs ] How am I supposed to let that go, huh?

Chloe: [ Sighs ]

Chelsea: Sorry I’m late. I —

[ Sighs ] I was up half the night. Eventually, I drifted off, and then I slept through my alarm. Thank you for getting me my coffee.

Chloe: Yeah, just as requested — an extra shot of espresso.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Boy, did I need this. It’s the only way to get through the day, considering everything we have on our agenda.

[ Sighs ]

Chloe: This is about rey, isn’t it? His death is clearly hitting you harder than you want to admit.

Mariah: Crystal’s coming to the wedding?

Tessa: Isn’t it exciting?

Mariah: Yeah, I mean, I know how much you want your sister to be there, but you’re the one who helped her flee to canada in the first place. I thought you didn’t want her to take the risk.

Tessa: All the charges against crystal have been dropped. And zack’s last known associate in the sex-trafficking ring has been locked up and arrested. Crystal can come and go as she pleases. We don’t have to worry anymore.

Mariah: Is this for real? How did this even happen?

Tessa: Well, not only is crystal safe now, but the way it happened is even more amazing. Want more restful sleep?

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Victoria: I’m sure you’ll be able to find a way to let go. It’s what you do best. You’re — you’re the master of reinvention. And now, thanks to my father, you have a tidy little sum of cash so you can facilitate your latest do-over.

Ashland: I don’t have the will or the strength to reinvent myself again.

Victoria: Just stop. Stop. Stop making this so hard on both of us. If you really loved me, then just take your blood money and — and leave town.

Adam: Hey, I can see why you’re making a speedy exit. But we need to talk. Can we meet back at the office?

Victoria: I’m sorry, I don’t have time in my schedule today.

Adam: Okay, surely you can spare a few minutes for me, so just let me know when.

Victoria: If this is about newman, I’ve already made up my mind. I’m appointing my mother as co-ceo and there’s nothing that you can say to change that.

Adam: Really? We can’t even have a conversation about this?

Victoria: I think it would be a waste of time for both of us.

Adam: Well, I wonder what our dad would have to say about this decision.

Victoria: Does it matter what our dad has to say? It’s my decision to make, period.

Chelsea: Of course rey’s death is affecting me. We’ve already discussed this. He had become one of my very close friends.

Chloe: I understand that. I just — I think you need to pull yourself together. Not just for your sake, but for connor’S.

Chelsea: Well, that’s what has me so worried. My son still feels guilt about what happened. And adam and I, we’ve been trying to convince him, you know, “this accident was not your fault, connor.” Rey — I mean, his heart stopped. It would’ve happened no matter where he was.

Chloe: I know. It’s so sad. Nothing would’ve changed the outcome.

Chelsea: You know, in a little boy’s mind, it’s too hard to grasp all that. I think — I think he’s having trouble isolating the guilt he feels from the grief.

Chloe: Oh, poor connor.

Chelsea: I know. I mean, it doesn’t seem rational, but in his mind, you know, all of those events will forever be connected.

Chloe: So how is it affecting his behavior?

Chelsea: Well, he’s not playing hockey anymore. And he used to love it. I think he feels like he doesn’t deserve to play anymore.

Chloe: [ Sighs ] You know, my heart really goes out to the little guy. Kids’ feelings can get so confusing, but maybe this is just him figuring out how to deal with the grieving process.

Chelsea: [ Sighing ] Yeah. I asked noah if he would take him to play at the local rink, you know, try to connect him to the fun again, you know? Remind him rey — rey would want him to play again. He would want him to enjoy the game as a way to — to honor their friendship.

Chloe: Yeah, I think that’s a great idea, and maybe he can figure out how to deal with his own guilt. But how are you dealing with your guilt? Your own sense of loss? I know that you and rey were friends, but your reaction just seems much deeper than that. I mean, how close had you and rey grown before he died?

Nick: You know you’re not fooling me, right? You barely touched your food. You just kind of moved it around the plate. So I’ll make you a deal. If you have just a few more bites, then I’ll clean up that giant mess I made in the kitchen myself.

Sharon: Nick, you don’t have to treat me like I’m one of the kids.

Mariah: Hey. Hi, mom.

Sharon: Hey, you guys. What are the three of you doing here all together? Um, you have strange looks on your faces. Is something wrong?

Noah: No, it’s nothing bad, mom, trust me.

Tessa: No, it’s actually the opposite. I have wonderful news.

Sharon: Well, we could certainly use some of that.

Tessa: Crystal can be the maid of honor at our wedding. She no longer has to worry about the charges against her because they were dropped.

Sharon: Wow, that is fantastic. I mean, that’s great for your sakes and for crystal’S. And what timing. But how?

Tessa: Well, that’s the thing that makes this entire thing a miracle. It was rey. He was instrumental in making it happen. I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,

Sharon: Wait, what do you mean? How was rey involved?

Tessa: Well, according to crystal, he found her case when he was going through cold case files, and then he went to michael and he convinced him that there wasn’t enough evidence for a conviction. And then michael went to the da and got him to drop the charges.

Sharon: That’s amazing. But what about that dangerous group that zack was involved in? Might they still be a threat?

Tessa: That’s the best part. Rey found him and got him arrested, so he’s no threat to crystal and she’s in no danger.

Noah: Did you know rey was working on this, mom?

Mariah: I can tell by your expression that he — he didn’t tell you.

Sharon: No. He didn’T. I had no idea.

Tessa: Maybe he wanted it to be a surprise.

Nick: Or maybe he didn’t say anything ’cause he didn’t want to get everyone’s hopes up in case it didn’t work out.

Sharon: Yeah, that sounds like rey. He was always very protective and cautious about other people’s feelings.

Tessa: But it did work. And now crystal can come out of hiding and be my maid of honor.

Sharon: Even now, rey is here, helping. Looking out for us and protecting us. Tessa, I’m so happy for you. And rey’s last gesture just proves even more profoundly what an amazing man he was.

Ashland: Guess victoria shot us both down, huh? I mean, we — we look a little pathetic, don’t you think? A couple of lap dogs hoping victoria will throw us a bone, give us what we think we deserve.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] I really don’t know what you are talking about.

Ashland: Yeah? I’m just assuming that you think you still deserve to be co-ceo or temporary ceo of newman/locke or whatever fake title it is you — you’re willing to grovel for. But from what I just witnessed, victoria doesn’t seem to be giving you the time of day.

Adam: And clearly you are out of the loop on the latest at your former company. The name locke has been jettisoned, much like you’ve been. It’s all newman now.

Ashland: Well, not all newman. You seem to be having a little trouble holding onto your piece of the pie. Now, I may be out contractually, but I think I know victoria well enough to know that she is not going to let you retain any title or power in her company.

Adam: Aww, apparently, you don’t realize how out of the loop you are. Have you heard who she is replacing you with as new co-ceo?

Ashland: Oh, she’s found someone already.

Adam: Yes. Nikki. So looks like we both got screwed out of that coveted title. But at least I’m still head of the newly expanded newman media, which includes one of your other former companies. Whereas you just have my father’s money to keep you warm.

Nikki: Hello.

Victoria: Do you know anything about this?

Nikki: Your father commissioned it and put a rush on it.

Victoria: Really?

Nikki: Really. We understand why you destroyed the one that 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’t destroyed your spirit or your strength of leadership. And that is exactly what that portrait represents.

Chelsea: Rey and I were just friends. I haven’t tried to hide that, so whatever you’re trying to insinuate is wrong. I mean, of course this affects me deeply. Of course it’s painful. Are you trying to tell me that I’m wrong for feeling that way?

Chloe: No, no, not — not at all. Look, I am — I am not suspicious or judging you in any way. I am just trying to understand your very deep response to all of this. I didn’t realize that you and rey were that close.

Chelsea: Rey was supportive and open-hearted, during a time where he should have hated me. He accompanied me and connor to my mom’s house after I got out of the hospital. When — when I got back to genoa city, he would seek me out just to check in on me. We had deep conversations that encouraged me, inspired me. He bonded with connor. He convinced me that I could turn my life around, that things were gonna get better. He told me I was a good mom, even after all the terrible things I did. Rey…he, um — he gave me hope that I would be accepted again.

Chloe: You should hold on to that.

Chelsea: How can I? His heart attack, this car crash, this one horrible night, this one horrible moment, it just — it rips all of that hope away.

Chloe: I know that — that you keep telling yourself that it was just friendship, but i know you too well. You were falling in love with rey, weren’t you? Life… doesn’t stop for diabetes.

Sharon: Everybody, sit down. Take a seat. I’m really glad that you’re all here because this news about crystal, it just makes something that I’ve been mulling over even more relevant, but I would need all of your help to pull it off.

Nick: Well, we are here for whatever you need.

Noah: Yeah, just name it.

Sharon: Well, I want to hold a memorial service here in genoa city for rey.

Mariah: Yeah, I mean, we can certainly pull something together.

Noah: Yeah, I can work on invitations.

Sharon: Well, I don’t think we’d need anything that formal. I was thinking of just doing something kind of small.

Nick: Sure. When?

Sharon: Well, I would like to do it before I accompany rey to miami.

Mariah: Isn’t — isn’t that tomorrow?

Sharon: That’s why I was hesitant to ask. I’d like to do it today.

Nick: Are you sure you don’t want to wait until after the service in miami?

Sharon: It’s why I couldn’t sleep last night. I was thinking about it the whole time, and don’t get me wrong, I totally understand celeste’s request to bring rey home and I’m absolutely fine with honoring that. But don’t you think that rey’s family here in genoa city should pull together and pay tribute to him as well? Before I have to bring him to his other home? Before I have to bury my husband?

Noah: Mom, are you sure you’re up for this right now?

Sharon: I want to say goodbye in my own way with rey’s friends and family here. I know it’s a lot to ask, but i hope we can pull it off today.

Nick: Absolutely. I think this’ll be good for you and for all of us.

Chelsea: I wasn’t in love with rey. Why would you even think that? He was quite happily married to sharon. In fact, it was his loyalty and dedication that made him such a trustworthy and safe friend.

Chloe: I said “falling in love.” I meant feelings, not actions, and I wasn’t accusing you of anything.

Chelsea: Well, it feels like you’re reading into the motives behind my grief, and quite frankly, I don’t want to talk about this anymore.

Chloe: Okay, okay, let’s — let’s change the subject. This was supposed to be a breakfast meeting anyway.

Chelsea: Yeah, and we need to work on these projections if we’re gonna show them to lauren.

[ Sighs ] I mean, the good thing about me not getting any sleep is I was able to come up with a few more sketches. So what do you think about this?

Chloe: Yeah, that’s — that’s different. Love the neckline.

Victoria: The portrait is — it’s lovely, mom, but I’m surprised that dad would do something like this for me after he was so determined to shove adam down my throat as co-ceo. Basically saying that he had lost confidence in me after what happened with ashland.

Nikki: That is not true. Actually, he has accepted the idea of my taking the position.

Victoria: Really?

Nikki: Yes. I mean, he’s still disappointed that the antagonism between you and adam still exists, but he made it very clear that he would support your decision.

Victoria: I — I didn’t expect that. I made it perfectly clear to adam that it was my decision to make, but [Exhales sharply] I expected some kind of pushback.

Nikki: Darling, you have been through so much lately. Your father wanting you to bring in a co-ceo has nothing to do with a lack of confidence. It has to do with giving you the time and space to heal from everything that has happened. Believe me, your father has not lost faith in you at all.

Ashland: I stand by my original comparison. Victoria rejected us both.

Adam: Don’t try to compare us. You broke her spirit.

Ashland: By signing a deal you brought to me behind her back.

Adam: Look, you are never gonna cleanse your actions in her mind and her heart. So you should just give up trying.

Nick: What the hell?

Sharon: Is there a problem?

Nick: Uh, I just got a text from ashland. I can’t imagine why he would want to see me, and I’m not particularly interested in finding out.

Sharon: Well, maybe you should find out, at least for victoria’s sake.

Nick: No, planning rey’s memorial is far more important than anything this guy has to say. Plus, I don’t even know why he’s still in town or why he would reach out to anyone in the newman family.

Sharon: I think you should find out what he wants. And I’d rather you just go and get it over with so that you can come back here and be with us and you won’t have this question gnawing at you.

Tessa: We got this. We can get it all organized.

Sharon: You were such a big help to me this morning, and i have the kids here with me now. I’m fine. Nope

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Chloe: Okay, I’ll put these numbers together and the projected schedule for a meeting with lauren.

Chelsea: Look at him. Alive and well while a good man like rey is gone.

Chloe: You cannot blame him and victoria for what happened that night.

Chelsea: But I can’t help but wonder — did he even try to go back for rey? You know, the news reports make him sound like a hero for pulling victoria from the burning car. Did he even try to help rey? Maybe he could’ve done cpr. Maybe he could’ve saved his life.

Chloe: Stop it, chelsea. Stop it. You are fixating on what happened that night.

Chelsea: You’re making it sound like I’m obsessing over this.

Ashland: Hello, nick. Thank you for getting here so quickly.

Nick: Well, I’m here in case there’s anything else I need to do to protect my sister or family from you.

Ashland: You really expect the worst of me, don’t you?

Nick: Actually, I think I’d prefer it if you dealt with me from now on instead of upsetting my sister more than you already have.

Ashland: Well, I can assure you there’s no reason for you to be so defensive. What I have to offer is of great importance and benefit to you, no strings attached.

Chloe: Relax, chelsea. I wasn’t trying to diagnose your behavior, but I — I do recognize the warning signs of when you’re starting to go over the edge.

Chelsea: You think I’m losing it?

Chloe: Everything that you’re experiencing is completely natural, considering how overtired you are and — and the grief that you’re having. Look, I’m just simply trying to point it out and interrupt the unhealthy cycle of blame before it goes any further.

Chelsea: You’re right. You’re right. I’ve been functioning on way too little sleep lately.

[ Sighs ] I think, if you don’t mind, i might go back to my room and try to get some rest. I want to be at my best when we present to lauren later.

Chloe: I think that’s a really good idea.

Chelsea: Okay.

Ashland: I would like to make a donation to new hope. One half of the money I received from your father from the agreement. You can use it to build houses or help centers. Whatever else you think the community needs.

Nick: So you are offering me $250 million with no strings attached. Can you understand why that would be difficult to believe?

Ashland: It is a real offer for a real donation.

Nick: You think this buys you some kind of absolution? You can go straight to hell. New hope doesn’t need your blood money.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] Are you really so stubborn, so proud that you would turn your back on a quarter of a billion dollars? Just think about all the good that new hope can do with that kind of money. I am offering it to you and asking nothing in return. Only one caveat.

Nick: Here we go.

Ashland: I would ask that all the work be done in the name of detective rey rosales. I’m ready to transfer the money to the new hope account right now. You just give me the word.

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Nick: You don’t know me. I don’t respond well to bribery and I certainly don’t like dealing with people like you.

Ashland: You shouldn’t say no out of animosity toward me. At the very least, think about the offer.

Nick: See, whether you admit it or not, you’re hoping for some kind of redemption out of this, and I just don’t think the trade-off is worth the risk.

Ashland: So you would prioritize your hatred of me over the needs of your own organization?

Nick: [ Sighs ] You’re good. See, you know that if I turn this down, this community of need badly misses out, but if i accept it, then I’m complicit in your attempts to absolve yourself. It’s clever.

Ashland: Again, think about it.

Mariah: Thanks.

Sharon: The church is available to host a small service this afternoon.

Mariah: That’s perfect, and it even gives us time to get some refreshments, you know, to have here afterward.

Tessa: Yeah, mariah and I can take care of that.

Sharon: Um, I need to let faith know. I don’t want her to be thrown when she comes home from school.

Noah: I already texted her. She thinks it’s a great idea.

Sharon: And I think we should let chance and abby know.

Mariah: I can make up a simple program, so what kind of service do you think you want to have?

Sharon: Um…well, I’ve been thinking about what rey would want. Just something casual and loving, celebrating his wonderful life. Nothing formal or sad, just quietly joyful and, you know, that was the kind of man he was, after all. I want to do something that captures his spirit.

Mariah: We can absolutely make that happen.

Sharon: Tessa, would you sing one of rey’s favorite songs?

Tessa: I would be delighted.

Noah: And I could put together some family photos for a slide show.

Sharon: Yes, that would be lovely.

Mariah: And, mom, how do you feel — do you feel like you want to say a few words?

Sharon: Um…I don’t know if I’m ready to speak publicly about rey yet. Is that terrible? Maybe this is too soon.

Mariah: Mom, mom, it’s fine. You don’t have to.

Noah: Mom, no one is expecting anything of you, okay? One time I went to this service, and they set aside a time for quiet contemplation. If anyone was feeling compelled to speak, then they could. So there’s no pressure. You can share a spontaneous memory, good times, or, you know, just reflect on who that person was.

Sharon: That’s really beautiful. I love that, noah. And rey would really love that, too.

[ Sighs ] I’m so lucky that I have all of you here to support me when i need you the most, and I know that I am blessed to have such a strong and loving and talented family to support me at every turn.

Nikki: Nicholas, what brings you by?

Nick: You’re never gonna believe this one.

Victoria: What? What’s happened?

Nick: Ashland has gotten so desperate, he is trying to buy back his forgiveness by donating half of the money dad gave him.

Victoria: Donate? Where?

Nick: To new hope. And he said the money comes without any strings attached. But honestly, who’s gonna believe a world-class liar like him?

Victoria: Well, I mean, that’s a surprising move. What are the details?

Nick: Well, on the surface, it’s pretty simple. He is allegedly going to wire $250 million into a new hope account, which we can then use to build housing or support programs.

Nikki: Don’t tell me he wants to put his name on those buildings. That would be the most self-serving thing I’ve ever heard.

Nick: Well, here’s the ultimate chess move — he wants it done in the name of rey rosales.

Nikki: Oh, my god. How dare he take advantage of rey’s death to try to clear his name.

Nick: Which is why I want to walk away from this and tell him no. Ashland needs to see that he cannot just buy his way back into everyone’s good graces.

Nikki: Victoria, you’re awfully quiet. What do you think of this?

Victoria: I think it’s obvious. Nick needs to take every penny of that money. Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?

Nick: Vick, come on. Don’t tell me you’re falling for this. He’s just trying to chip away at your resolve. Now he’s trying to seem compassionate? It’s a joke.

Victoria: Of course it is. But why not? Why not let ashland try to buy his absolution? Why not use some of that money and put it towards something good?

Nick: Everything he’s doing is to try and win back your forgiveness.

Victoria: Exactly. So let him try, because it’s never gonna happen. Not in a million years.

Nikki: Victoria, are you sure about that?

Victoria: I am more certain about that than I am about anything.

Nick: I mean, new hope’s mission is to help others, to try and change their lives. I can’t take his dirty money.

Victoria: Then think about the end game. Ignore ashland’s motives. Think about the good that that money will do in rey’s name. Isn’t that worth it?

Tessa: I still can’t believe that he’s gone.

Mariah: I know. I know, I’m just still trying to embrace the idea that we’re moving forward with this wedding when we’re still so devastated about losing rey.

Tessa: I am grateful that we get to be there for sharon during this awful time and that she asked for our help and told us what she needed.

Mariah: Yeah, at least we’re not standing around, feeling helpless. My mom said that this memorial is her way of saying goodbye and starting the process of letting go.

Tessa: I think we should take her at her word.

[ Rustling ]

Sharon: Rey. Rey.

[ Sighs ] I miss you so much. I feel you everywhere in our home. Your spirit still lives in every room here. You know, when I come home and i come to the door, I — I expect to find you here waiting for me, and when I hear a noise upstairs, I think it’s you, moving around. I think you’re there getting ready for work, and then… and then I remember. And then it hits me all over again. Everything here reminds me of you. Your coffee cup is still sitting by the kitchen sink where you left it the last morning you were here, and I…I can’t bring myself to put it away. I hope you didn’t suffer. I hope you weren’t in any pain. And I hope you know how loved you were.

Are. Always. And I know your spirit’s always gonna be with me…protecting me. You know, I can just see you smiling at how happy tessa was about crystal. And now I know why you were so disinterested in my obsession with finding the perfect wedding gift, because you already had something in the works. And I can’t believe you didn’t breathe a word of that to me.

[ Sighs ] You know, I should be mad at you for keeping that secret. But I can’T. I mean, I can never be mad at you again.

[ Sighs ] “Stop it — stop it, sharon. Stop it.”

[ Sighs ] At least that’s what you would tell me. You gave me so many pep talks when I was sick. Who am I gonna turn to now? I don’t know how I’m gonna manage without you.

[ Sniffles ] My precious husband. Somehow I’m gonna find a way.

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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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Ashland: You really would never make a good poker player, would you? I mean, you just lay all your cards on the table for everybody to see.

Billy: Meaning?

Ashland: It’s abundantly clear that you’re still in love with Victoria. And it’s surprising to me that someone as smart as Lily hasn’t figured that out yet, but then again, maybe she has. Maybe she resents the fact that you keep barging in to protect your ex.

Billy: Lily and I are just fine. Thank you for your concern. And as far as Victoria, I am not worried about her ability to deal with you. She’s already proven that she can handle herself. My warning was directly to you for your own sake because you are playing with fire.

Ashland: You will never understand my relationship with Victoria. She’s not nearly as angry at me as you think she is.

Billy: Yeah, what about your ex-father-in-law? You know the one that stood there, watched you gasp for air while you were having a heart attack. And that was before he knew that you were lying about having cancer, screwing over his daughter. I’m pretty sure that you are on the top of his hit list right now, Ashland. And believe, it’s not a fun place to be.

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Sally: Have you considered calling Victoria’s bluff? Because I find it hard to believe that she would give up on her dream job just because she has to share it with her smart, capable brother.

Adam: Have you met my sister?


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Sally: Why is sneaking away to a hotel in the middle of the day so sexy?

Adam: Well, I think it is the juxtaposition of normal, mundane midday tasks with something amazing.

Sally: Mm-hmm, that was more of a rhetorical question, but thank you.

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Billy: You’re up and around. That’s good to see.

Victoria: I’m walking, hooray.

Billy: Are you in pain?

Victoria: No, I — I am — I’m feeling okay. Guess I’m pretty lucky, all things considered.

Billy: Yeah. It’s tragic about Rey.

Victoria: I wish I hadn’t been out there driving on that road. Maybe things would’ve turned out differently.

Billy: You can’t think that way, Vick. It was an accident. It wasn’t your fault.

Victoria: Right. Many people have assured me of that.

Billy: Why were you out there on that road? That’s not your usual way home.

Victoria: I thought you said that you didn’t blame me, and now you’re asking me how I got myself into this predicament.


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Victor: And [Sighs] Rey was a good man. You know? Very sorry for your loss.

Chance: Thank you.

Victor: But, chance, let this be a reminder to embrace life. You know, you wake up in the mornings, look around you with a beautiful wife and beautiful son and spend a lot of time with them. Okay? Never know when it comes to an end.

Chance: Words to live by.

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Kyle:  Well… his royal highness is awake and ready to see his grandpa.

Victor: Really? Well, then I will not keep his royal highness waiting


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Adam: Diane is alive? After all these years? Are you sure? Have you seen her?

Victor: Unfortunately, yes.

Adam: How in the hell did she pull this off? And where has she been all these years?

Victor: I don’t know the full story.

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Why would she come back here?

Victor: She claims she wants to reunite with kyle. Who knows what her true motives are?

Sally: Um, hi. Is everything okay?

Adam: Someone we thought was dead a long time ago has just turned up alive and well.

Sally: I take it neither of you are fond of her?

Victor: Complicates matters. Since kyle now has married into my family.

Sally: Wow, so who exactly has risen from the dead?

Adam: Diane jenkins. Kyle’s mother.

Jack: Hey, how you doing?

Kyle: Seeing harrison always makes me feel better. He’s upstairs having a ball with his new bff traci.

Jack: Oh, I’ll bet he is. Traci has that effect on a lot of people.

Kyle: Such a relief knowing that he’s safe and sound and taken care of. Thank you and phyllis for spending time with him, too, while I’ve been getting my bearings.

Jack: Well, if I can speak for everyone else, it was our pleasure. We all love harrison and we all know how difficult it is for you to be face-to-face with your mother.

Kyle: I’m still no closer to making a decision about how to move forward.

Jack: Don’t rush that decision. Diane took years contemplating all of her possibilities before she sprung this on you. You take all the time you need.

[ Door opens ]

Nikki: Got your message. I assume you want to talk about my meeting with the logistics team.

Victoria: I actually want to talk about a different project — my father.

Nikki: Uh-oh. What happened after I left?

Victoria: Dad was trying to suggest that adam take ashland’s position as co-ceo. Of course, he framed the suggestion as a response to my supposedly fragile emotional state, which was infuriating.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Sometimes your father isn’t the most tactful.

Victoria: It’s insulting.

Nikki: I agree. But maybe your anger should be directed at ashland.

Victoria: Well, at least ashland is no longer a threat, but you know who is — adam.

Nikki: I know you’re not gonna like hearing this, but adam is a big reason why ashland is no longer with the company.

Victoria: Yes, he used a half a billion dollars of dad’s money to make that happen, and even if it did work, that doesn’t entitle him to the co-ceo position.

Nikki: Well, none of us are happy about the lengths we had to go to to get rid of him. But the important thing is that our family is still a strong unit, and I want it to stay that way.

Victoria: You know what? Maybe you ought to save that speech for dad, since I left the ceo decision up to him.

Nikki: You did?

Victoria: I did. I told him that he could appoint as co-ceo if he wants to, but if he does, I’m out.

Billy: So I take it you’re staying here because victoria threw you out.

Ashland: Brilliant powers of deduction.

Billy: Why are you here at all? I mean, you’ve kicked to the curb at newman/locke, your marriage to victoria is being annulled. What’s the point?

Ashland: I have my reasons, none of which have anything to do with you.

Billy: Well, you better tell& me they don’t have anything to do with victoria.

Ashland: Again, none of your business.

Billy: I’m gonna need to insist that you stay the hell away from her.

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Ashland: You really would never make a good poker player, would you? I mean, you just lay all your cards on the table for everybody to see.

Billy: Meaning?

Ashland: It’s abundantly clear that you’re still in love with victoria. And it’s surprising to me that someone as smart as lily hasn’t figured that out yet, but then again, maybe she has. Maybe she resents the fact that you keep barging in to protect your ex.

Billy: Lily and I are just fine. Thank you for your concern. And as far as victoria, I am not worried about her ability to deal with you. She’s already proven that she can handle herself. My warning was directly to you for your own sake, because you are playing with fire.

Ashland: You will never understand my relationship with victoria. She’s not nearly as angry at me as you think she is.

Billy: Yeah, what about your ex-father-in-law? You know the one that stood there, watched you gasp for air while you were having a heart attack. And that was before he knew that you were lying about having cancer, screwing over his daughter. I’m pretty sure that you are on the top of his hit list right now, ashland. And believe, it’s not a fun place to be.

Sally: So if this diane person is kyle’s mom, were she and jack married?

Adam: It never got there. She was married to my dad, though, twice.

Victor: Son, let’s not get into that, alright?

Sally: Well, it sounds interesting to me.

Adam: Well, she also dated nick.

Victor: Enough. Diane jenkins always was and always will be a dangerous person. And I wanted you to know that she’s in town and I wanted to warn you to stay away from her as far as you can. Lest she remind you of your connection with her and tries to wrangle something from you.

Sally: Wait, adam had a connection with her, too?

Adam: Not really. Look, I don’t want to have any contact with diane, so why don’t we drop that and we get back to your conversation with victoria?

[ Clears throat ] She didn’t seem very happy when she left here, so is there any chance that you were discussing me?

Victor: She’s not very fond of you, son.

Adam: I am aware.

Victoria: My brother is a snake, and from the moment that he agreed to come and work for me, he’s been looking for ways to undermine me. So appointing him co-ceo is just gonna make things worse.

Nikki: Your father sees things differently.

Victoria: [ Scoffs ] Yes. I know that, because he’s always had a soft spot for adam — or should I say a blind spot.

Nikki: Well, victor did take a risk setting adam up at newman media when nobody else thought it was a good idea. I have to admit that adam has been successful running that division and seems to have proven that he can be a reliable family member.

Victoria: Whenever it suits his purpose. Mom, are you making an argument for adam becoming co-ceo?

Nikki: Oh, no, not at all. I’m just stating the facts.

Victoria: Oh, gosh. I guess it’s pointless. I know dad is never gonna see adam the way that I see him. It’s never gonna happen. But…

Nikki: But what?

Victoria: But what if i agreed that I could use a co-ceo and then I hire someone that dad would have to concede is a far better choice?

Nikki: Good luck finding that person.

Victoria: I think I already have. I’m looking at her.

Jack: You know, if you need someone to run all of this by, I’m happy to be a sounding board.

Kyle: Appreciate that. And I will take you up on it at some point, but I’ve spent a lot of time talking about it today.

Jack: Wait, with whom?

Kyle: First traci, then mariah. Look, I ran into her while I was out, and I wasn’t planning on telling her what was going on, but then we started talking and I ended up spilling my guts.

Jack: I’m sure she’s as shocked as the rest of us are.

Kyle: Of course. It’s just so bizarre.

[ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: All the more reason for you to take your time. You have to get past your own shock in order to make a decision that could impact the rest of your life.

Kyle: I still have so many questions.

Jack: I know you do, son.

Kyle: Problem is, there’s really only one person who can answer them.

Jack: Would you like me to go with you?

Kyle: Mnh-mnh. I think my mother will be more forthcoming if it’s a one-on-one talk.

Jack: I agree. Good luck.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hello?

Ashland: Jack, it’s ashland. Can we meet? I have something important I’d like to discuss with you. I was on an antidepressant,

Adam: I don’t know why victoria continues to see me as a threat to her.

Victor: You don’t think you bear some responsibility for that? When you had the brilliant idea of paying ashland locke $500 million for him to get the hell out of our lives? It bought us some time, you know? But you did all that without consulting any of us. You did it behind victoria’s back, as well. And that she didn’t like.

Sally: Well, if adam had gone to her, she never would’ve gone along with it.

Victor: Probably not.

Adam: Okay, but in the end, we all worked together to neutralize ashland, right? Shouldn’t we continue to do that? Isn’t that what you want — a big, happy family working together?

Victor: You’re absolutely right, okay? Now, I encouraged her to assign you as co-ceo of the company.

Adam: Oh, I can only imagine how that went over.

Victor: She refused to entertain that idea. She said she’d rather resign than have you be co-ceo of newman/locke.

Nikki: I don’t know how to respond to your offer.

Victoria: Well, I hope that you will accept it. I mean, you are quite literally the only person that I trust to be on equal footing with me.

Nikki: Normally, I would be very flattered, but I don’t know how I feel about being a pawn in your game with your father. He’s gonna know what you’re up to.

Victoria: And that’s okay with me. I’m not trying to hide the fact that I want to thwart his plan to promote adam. And the brilliance of you becoming co-ceo is that, you know, dad will have to agree that you are the most qualified and the most experienced candidate. I mean, you’ve been my coo from the very beginning. You understand my vision. You support it. And most importantly, especially for dad, as far he’s concerned, you’re family.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I was just saying I don’t want to see anymore strife among us. I certainly don’t want to be in the middle of it.

Victoria: You’re not really going to turn down my offer, are you?

Diane: Kyle. Please come in.

Kyle: Are you leaving?

Diane: Oh, I wasn’t planning to, but after our conversation, I thought it might be a while until I hear from you again, so I wanted to give you space.

Kyle: Mm.

Diane: Unless, of course, you’ve had a change of heart.

Kyle: I wouldn’t say that. And don’t read too much into this. I’m not here to declare my forgiveness or anything, but i have some questions. A lot of them.

Diane: Okay. I’m ready to answer any and all of them.

Kyle: They really all boil down to one. How can I know you’ve really changed?

Jack: Hey, there. I don’t have a lot of time. Dealing with a bit of a family situation at home. If my phone should ring, I may have to run.

Ashland: I appreciate you making the time at all.

Jack: I assume this is about harrison. You want to spend more time with him while he and kyle are in town.

Ashland: Sort of, yes. I take it you haven’t spoken to your brother or heard the news?

Jack: About what? Wait, don’t tell me your medical condition has taken a turn for the worse.

Ashland: No, no, that’s not the case. Um…uh, there will be some news surfacing about me soon, i think. Um…I have done some reprehensible things. They’ve come back to bite me. Nothing I don’t deserve, but i want to make sure that harrison is impacted as little as possible.

Jack: Why don’t we stop dancing around the subject and you just tell me what it is you’ve done?

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Victoria: Now, before you say no, just try to envision yourself as co-ceo, because, oh, you would be brilliant. We already work well together, so that transition would be perfectly seamless. And you know what? You are always telling me that i take on too much and I work too many hours, so what better way for me to ease up than for you to just jump right in and take some of this work off of my plate.

Nikki: Honey, I know you would be happy to do that, but would you let me? Because I get the feeling that this would be a promotion in name only, just to fend off adam.

Victoria: No. Mother, this is a sincere offer. I would be so excited to partner with you. We would have so much fun.

Nikki: Well, I don’t know how much fun it’ll be once your father finds out.

Victoria: I think it is the greatest idea. And you know what? Dad is gonna kick himself that he didn’t think of it.

Nikki: Alright, okay. Before we even entertain this idea, we have to think about the possible repercussions.

Victoria: I have already done that. I have, and they’re all positive. Mom, it would only strengthen the company.

Nikki: Adam’s not gonna be happy. He thinks he deserves more responsibility, and your father agrees. So do we really want to create more family drama just as the news about ashland is about to break?

Victoria: I am not going to let adam’s potential hurt feelings dictate my decisions. My hope is that we can keep the reason for ashland’s departure from becoming public knowledge.

Nikki: Well, we’ve been able to keep it quiet so far, but very soon, it’s gonna get out. So shouldn’t we prepare for that by presenting a united front to the world?

Victoria: Yes, and that is exactly what we would be doing. Our partnership would be a partnership that would have longevity. Look, if I cave in and I agree to work with adam, mom, how long do you think that’s gonna last, really? He’s gonna be continually trying to sabotage me and I will be playing defense, and then the entire family will have to choose sides. And then it will create this warfare. It will be an absolute disaster for the family and for the business. You know I’m right, don’t you?

Sally: Have you considered calling victoria’s bluff? Because I find it hard to believe that she would give up on her dream job just because she has to share it with her smart, capable brother.

Adam: Have you met my sister?

Victor: The last thing we need right now is a public conflict over control of the company.

Adam: So what does that mean for me? That there’s no chance of advancement and all these ideas that I have to further the company’s success are just gonna die?

Victor: Son, think this through for a minute. Victoria was ceo of newman/locke when she brought you on board, alright? She still is. Nothing has changed. What you have to show her now is that you are loyal to her, that she can trust you, that you will work with her. You have to convince her of your ideas — your very good ideas.

Adam: Well, it looks like i have my work cut out for me.

Victor: You do.

Ashland: I lied to victoria and to everyone about my cancer diagnosis. I was never sick. I never had cancer.

Jack: What? Why would you —

Ashland: To speed things along. The newman/locke merger, my marriage to victoria.

Jack: That is horrifying.

Ashland: Yes, it is. And when I think back on my recklessness and my…my cruelty, I am disgusted with myself.

Jack: I couldn’t care less how you feel. What about victoria? She opened her heart to you. She let you into her family. She thought you were going to die. I have lived through the death of a spouse. I have some idea of the anguish, of all she was preparing for. For your sake. Only to find out this was a hoax?

Ashland: It wasn’t entirely a hoax. I genuinely fell in love with victoria.

Jack: I don’t want to hear this. I’m sure victoria doesn’t either.

Ashland: I have agreed to have my marriage annulled. I have agreed to walk away from the company. I’m doing everything I can to make this as easy on her as possible. I — [ Sighs ] Even though I know it’s too little, too late.

Jack: Boy, there is a colossal understatement. I hope you’re going back to new york or wherever, and stay out of her life forever.

Ashland: That’s part of why i wanted to talk to you. I didn’t want to leave town without seeing harrison, and I’m worried about how kyle and summer might react when they hear the news.

Jack: You damn well should be.

Diane: I don’t expect you to trust me or believe me — not now, maybe never. And if that’s the case, I’ll have to accept it because i brought it on myself. Kyle, I — I deceived you when you were growing up with what in my mind were good intentions. I just — I wanted you to see the kind and loving version of myself, the one that made you the center of my universe.

Kyle: It worked. I thought you were the best mom ever.

Diane: Yeah, and that’s why i was so angry with phyllis when you read that exposé she had written detailing my exploits.

Kyle: Yeah, to be honest, I’ve never been able to reconcile the two versions of you. This sweet, sensitive, incredible mom that I knew and the version of you that I read and heard about. Who blackmailed people, committed arson, and destroyed relationships and never seemed to care.

Diane: You are seeing both sides of me now — the good and the very, very bad. So go ahead, I’m — I’m an open book. Ask me anything. If you have type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure

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Billy: The majority of my listeners will never cross paths with the so-called elite of the business world. Well, consider yourself lucky. I had a run-in today with a man who shall remain nameless, a mogul who seemingly has everything and yet he still wants more and more. And he lies and manipulates to get it. I mean…this guy takes and takes until he sucks everyone around him dry, as if it’s gonna make him feel more powerful. I mean, if you ask me, it’s like he doesn’t trust his own business acumen so he has to lie and deceive to get his upper hand, causing pain to everyone close to him. And he thinks he’s gonna get away with it. And who knows, maybe he will. But if he does, if wealth and power offers a person blanket immunity, is that not an indictment on all of us?

Adam: Well, that diane thing kind of threw me.

Sally: Yeah, it was pretty crazy. But nothing you haven’t heard before, right? Or experienced? You and diane have that in common, the whole used-to-be-dead thing.

Adam: Well, there were quite a few similarities between diane and the man that I used to be.

Sally: Do tell.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Another time. Right now I’m more focused on what dad told us about victoria. I miscalculated. I thought dad was gonna be ready to throw her in the penalty box for the mess that she created with ashland.

Sally: Yeah, but instead, victor feels protective of her. Though it does make sense to me after the accident. He almost lost her.

Adam: Yeah, well, that hit him pretty hard.

Sally: But on the bright side, victor seems to have your back. He was championing you to victoria, and winning him over was definitely not a given. That is a huge accomplishment in and of itself, so now you only have to win your sister over.

Adam: Sure, no problem. Victoria is very stubborn. It’s a newman trait.

Sally: Well, you are very charming and persuasive. So those must be newman traits, too.

Adam: Well, I’ll see how far they can take me. Wish me luck.

Sally: You won’t need it.

Ashland: Look, I — I know what you must think of me. My behavior has been abhorrent. Except in one area — I have been a good father to harrison.

Jack: Oh, have you? You lied to that little boy about being sick.

Ashland: Jack, there are two people in this world I love, period. Harrison and victoria. Now, my wife may never forgive me, but I can’t lose my son. I will do whatever it takes to keep that boy in my life.

Jack: And you want me to advocate on your behalf to kyle. Why would you think I would want to do that?

Kyle: What kind of work did you do on yourself in la? When we talked before, you mentioned therapy.

Diane: Oh, I got a whole bunch of it. Along with everything else under the sun. Oh, but I — I finally found a psychologist who called me out on my crap. She really forced me to look at myself, and she had zero patience for my excuses.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] How’d that go?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, uh, terribly at first. I was offended and indignant, and that first year, I stormed out of my sessions in a huff more often than not. But somewhere inside of me, i knew that what she was saying was true. You know, I wasn’t a victim. I was a narcissist. I made everything about myself. And through a lot of self-realization, I realized that that had gotten me nowhere. I mean, none of the things that I was so desperate to get — money and power and attention and affection — had ever come to me. You know, instead, my behavior had left me…broke and anonymous, invisible, and, um… alone. And worst of all, it cost me the one pure unselfish joy I had ever known — my life with you. My beautiful son. It was crushing. But it was also the first step on a long, hard road that eventually brought me back here to you, to ask you for your forgiveness.

Kyle: I can appreciate what you’re saying and understand how difficult it is to admit. But what if all the work you did still doesn’t get you what you want? What if I say no? She’s feeling the power of listerine.

Ashland: Jack, you and I are both at an age where we’ve seen a lot of life. We are both mature enough to recognize that people are complicated. We can do admirable things in one aspect of our lives and despicable things in another. Nothing is black and white.

Jack: I have heard enough of this sick, twisted reasoning lately. I’m done with it. You find somebody else to make your case.

Ashland: Okay. I understand. I will talk to kyle directly.

Jack: No, no, no, I would recommend you not do that, trust me. Now is not a good time to go to kyle seeking forgiveness.

Diane: Nothing’s going to happen if you turn me down. I’ll go back to la and I’ll leave you alone.

Kyle: Really? After all the effort you made to reunite with me?

Diane: You matter to me more than anything. But I’ve learned what a mistake it is to try and force people to give me things I didn’t deserve. And it never worked anyway. So you don’t owe me a thing. I’m grateful that you were open enough to hear me out. And would I love it if you were willing to forgive me and I had a place in your life? Of course I would. And I would also love the chance to try to make up for some of the hurt and damage that i caused.

Kyle: I just don’t know if that’s possible.

Diane: I know.

Kyle: I-I-it’s not that i don’t want what you say you want. I do. You’re my mother. I’ve never stopped loving you, and I’ve missed you every day since you’ve been gone, but I’m still trying to figure out if the version of you that i remember ever actually existed or if it was just an act you were putting on because you needed adoration from someone who was too young to know better.

Diane: Kyle, you have to know that my love for you was never an act. It was the only good part of myself.

Kyle: I think…I’m willing to leave the door open wide enough to give you a chance to prove you are who you say you are.

Diane: Really?

Kyle: Yes. Please don’t go back to la.

Diane: Oh, kyle.

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Adam: Hey. I don’t mean to intrude, but i was hoping that you had a minute to talk.

Victoria: For you, I’ll make the time.

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Um…dad filled me in on your conversation. So I wanted to come by and clear the air. First of all, I want you to know that I was surprised to learn that he asked you to promote me as co-ceo.

Victoria: Mm-hmm.

Adam: If I had known, i would’ve asked him to hold off until you and I could have a conversation.

Victoria: And what conversation would that me?

Adam: The one where we hash out if we can work together. One where I could convince you that I could make a good partner.

Victoria: Are you going to offer me $500 million of someone else’s money to give you the promotion?

Adam: [ Scoffs ] Look, what I want to say is the company has almost doubled in size since the acquisition with ashland’s business holdings, and your workload is gonna increase by that much. You’re gonna need some help. I know that we’ve never been close. I know that you don’t trust me. No matter how much I try to support you and the family. There is just a whole lot of history in the way. I’m here to see what I can do to change that. And to show you that us working together could be a positive thing.

Nikki: I just had a very surprising conversation with victoria.

Victor: Oh. Surprising? Amazing how she keeps us always on the edge, doesn’t she?

Nikki: She does. Brace yourself, because you will find this very surprising as well.

Victor: What?

Nikki: She offered me a promotion.

Victor: Wait a minute, there’s only — only one title ahead of the one you have right now.

Nikki: That’s right. She offered me the co-ceo job. And I accepted.

Victor: Really? From the very first touch.

Victoria: You know, it doesn’t really matter how or when dad pitched me the idea of promoting you. I — I was never going to agree to it. However, I did listen to what you had to say, and you are right. My workload is going to increase. I actually might need some help now that ashland’s out of the picture.

Adam: Well, if the title thing is tripping you up, i don’t — I don’t need it, at least not now. I’m just happy to pitch in and look at this as an opportunity to see how well we could work together if we tried.

Victoria: Oh, I’m sorry if i gave you the wrong idea. I didn’t mean to imply that i needed your help. I’ve decided to take on a partner. Someone that I can trust.

Adam: You’re going to hire someone new as your co-ceo?

Victoria: Yes. In fact, I already have.

Adam: Who?

Victoria: Well, the only logical choice. My mother.

Nikki: I know you wanted adam for the job, but just think about it for a minute before you respond. My stepping into the position makes a lot of sense.

Victor: Mm-hmm. Very smart move on victoria’s part.

Nikki: Of course, you and i both know that it was the strategic move to keep adam out, but I will do an excellent job.

Victor: Yes, my baby, I’m sure you will. And you will lend this company the stability that it needs right now, desperately.

Nikki: So you won’t fight victoria on this?

Victor: No. If I impose my will on her, she will be very upset, and if i prefer adam over her, I’ll never hear the end of it.

Nikki: I’m happy you can see that.

Victor: Madame ceo.

Nikki: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: This makes me very happy. My beautiful wife running the company. Oh, boy.

Nikki: [ Chuckles ] I don’t think you have to worry.

Victor: I’m not.

Nikki: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: Because I’ll keep on looking over your shoulder. You know that.

Nikki: Like always.

Victor: Always.

Jack: How did it go? How was your talk with your mom?

Kyle: I’m not sure. I’m still conflicted. I threw a lot of questions at her, and she gave me what seemed to be honest answers.& It was intense. Um, dad…I told her I would give her a chance to prove herself to me.

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Diane: I’d ask how you got in here, but that’s just who you are, isn’t it? Would you like a drink?

Victor: This is not a social visit.

Diane: Of course not. Hmm. I’ve been expecting you. I’m sure that as soon as she spoke with me, nikki ran write to you — “guess what.” I’m surprised it took you this long to show up. Maybe you’re slowing down a bit.

Victor: I’m as fast as I’ve always been. How about you? How fast would you get out of genoa city? Your visit here will be a short one.

Mariah: Kyle?

Kyle: Hey, mariah.

Mariah: Hi! I had no idea that you were home from milan. How long are you here for? Can I join you? I’m so glad you’re here because we have so much to catch up on.

Sally: Why is sneaking away to a hotel in the middle of the day so sexy?

Adam: Well, I think it is the juxtaposition of normal, mundane midday tasks with something amazing.

Sally: Mm-hmm, that was more of a rhetorical question, but thank you.

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Adam: But I will say getting a suite in phyllis’ hotel without her knowing makes it extra hot.

Sally: Look at us, two people who just admitted to each other that we are falling in love, having a little romantic rendezvous. Wait. Are we becoming a couple?

Adam: I don’t know, I wasn’t expecting any of this.

Sally: Me neither. We made such an effort to keep things professional, but this is definitely not professional.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, all those declarations that nothing is going on between us. Although I will say that I sold that a little more than you did.

Sally: Not true. All of my assurances to chloe and to chelsea and even you were legit, because I did not want to ruin my chances at newman fashion or newman media.

Adam: And now newman/locke.

Sally: Actually, what was most important to me was not ruining my chances with what i really wanted.

Adam: And what is that?

Sally: You.

Billy: You’re up and around. That’s good to see.

Victoria: I’m walking, hooray.

Billy: Are you in pain?

Victoria: No, I — I am — I’m feeling okay. Guess I’m pretty lucky, all things considered.

Billy: Yeah. It’s tragic about rey.

Victoria: I wish I hadn’t been out there driving on that road. Maybe things would’ve turned out differently.

Billy: You can’t think that way, vick. It was an accident. It wasn’t your fault.

Victoria: Right. Many people have assured me of that.

Billy: Why were you out there on that road? That’s not your usual way home.

Victoria: I thought you said that you didn’t blame me, and now you’re asking me how I got myself into this predicament.

Billy: I’m not blaming you. I’m just trying to put the pieces together and understand what happened. Ashland was out there, but he wasn’t in the car with you. He was in his own car. Was he following you? Hi, I’m karen.

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Diane: Threatening helpless women? That’s really not your style. Or is that you’ve become these days — a common thug?

Victor: Hmm. I would never threaten a helpless creature of any kind, you know? But when someone as venomous and potentially evil as you comes across my path, all bets are off.

Diane: Relax, I mean no harm.

Victor: Then pack your damn bag. Get out of town before they find out you’re here.

Diane: I know that most of the citizens of genoa city don’t care for me, and I’m sure they’ll be surprised to find out that I’m alive.

Victor: They won’t like to hear it.

Diane: Yeah, well, I didn’t expect a welcome home party. But I figure if I stick around long enough, eventually they’ll tolerate me.

Victor: Don’t hold your breath, okay?

Diane: Phyllis is putting up with me. I’m — I’m staying in her hotel.

Victor: She’s putting up with you because she’ll keep an eye on you this way.

Diane: Probably.

Victor: Mm. So enough with chit-chat.

Diane: Fine. I’m sure nikki filled you in on my metamorphosis.

Victor: It was a bunch of bull. You don’t transform into someone else after a few sessions of therapy.

Diane: I’m guessing that’ll be the consensus around town.

Victor: Right.

Diane: So only newmans are allowed to change.

Victor: What do you mean?

Diane: Oh, please. Nikki has become the pious poster child for sobriety and clean living. She’s traveled quite a distance from when you first met. And your son adam, he’s turned into this respectable family man, putting aside all those nasty tricks from his past.

Victor: My wife and my son evolved in what they are now after many years.

Diane: Victor, I have zero expectations from anyone in this town, including you. So you can keep your threats to yourself. I’m here for one reason only — to explain to my son why I did what I did all those years ago and ask for his forgiveness.

Kyle: You look great.

Mariah: That is so nice. And so true.

[ Both laugh ]

Kyle: I missed you.

Mariah: I missed you more.

Kyle: I’m just here on business. Dad needed me in genoa city.

Mariah: Oh, I didn’t hear anything about that at jabot.

Kyle: It was very short notice. I didn’t have time to tell anybody.

Mariah: Got it. So snowflake’s not with you? Is she, like, the mayor of milan now? Contessa?

Kyle: Summer is wonderful. She had to stay in italy to oversee marchetti’s new season launch. So it’s just me and harrison on this trip.

Mariah: Aww. A daddy-son trip — I love it. So how long are you staying?

Kyle: Not sure. It — it depends.

Mariah: Depends on what?

Kyle: Um, a couple things. A few issues to work out.

Mariah: Okay. Well, I hope those issues are very complicated and take a long time to resolve because tessa and I are getting married on may 13th. So please, please say that you will still be here. I mean, you were the first champion of our love, and the wedding wouldn’t be the same without you.

Adam: Mm. As much as I would love to stay here all day, we should get back to the office.

Sally: Do we have to?

Adam: There is so much at stake, and things could change any minute, so the answer is yes.

Sally: Okay. But before we go, there’s something that I need to ask you before we get dressed and put on our work personas.

Adam: What is it?

Sally: How did it go with sharon? I know you went to see her to offer your condolences, but you never said what happened.

Adam: [ Sighs ] It, um…it was hard.

Sally: Look, I don’t want to pry, okay? So if you don’t want to talk about it…

Adam: No, I’m okay. I just… sharon’s in a lot of pain. She has a lot of anger and grief, and it’s all very raw. Rey was a good man. He was good to her, so it’s a — it’s a shock and she’s struggling.

Sally: Are you glad you went?

Adam: Yeah. Yeah, she has a lot of people around to help her — she has nick and her kids — but she did say that I was the first person that she really broke down in front of. I pushed her, I told her that she could be herself around me, but she was trying to keep a lid on it, but the emotions just came pouring out. You don’t really want to hear this, do you?

Victoria: I really don’t want to get into it anymore. I wish that it had never happened. I don’t want to relive the accident or what led up to it.

Billy: Okay. I got to say, you make the cane look cool.

Victoria: I’m not afraid to whack you with it if I need to.

Billy: You know, it feels like you’re doing your best to avoid me ever since we had that conversation about ashland’s cancer scam. Do you regret being vulnerable with me?

Victoria: I regret most of my conversations with you.

Billy: Geez, I hope that’s not true. I really liked being there for you. It’s only fair with the amount of times you were there for me over the years.

Victoria: It’s not a contest, billy.

Billy: No, I know that, but it felt good that you were able to confide in me. Because you can. You know that, right?

Victoria: Yes, I do.

Billy: Can I ask you one more question?

[ Sighs ] Is ashland locke still in your life?

Kyle: I will do everything in my power to be here for your wedding. I’m so happy for you and tessa. I didn’t realize you had set a date.

Mariah: Oh, yeah, it’s coming together pretty quickly. It’s why you haven’t gotten a save-the-date e-mail yet. Yeah, we’ve had some — some complications.

Kyle: You mean rey’s death. I’m so sorry to hear about that. I heard from lola. She’s devastated.

Mariah: I know. She loved her brother so much.

Kyle: How are you doing?

Mariah: Um…I’m in shock. And I miss him. But I’m mostly concerned for my mom. You know, we wanted to push the wedding date back, but she wouldn’t let us. I think planning it brings her joy, and I certainly want her to have that.

Kyle: When your life turns upside down, you need touchstones and to have a purpose.

Mariah: Yeah. We want the wedding to be meaningful and symbolic, so we asked nick and my mom to walk us down the aisle.

Kyle: Those are perfect choices.

Mariah: And we were also thinking about who else we would like standing up there with us.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] I see where you’re going with this.

Mariah: Are you interested?

Kyle: I would be honored to be your man of honor.

Mariah: Oh, um…sorry, not so fast. We had a different role in mind for you.

Kyle: Um…I didn’t mean to assume.

Mariah: No, no, no, we have a more important role in mind for you. How would you feel about officiating our wedding?

Victor: Kyle is now a member of the newman fold, alright?

Diane: Because he married your granddaughter.

Victor: And that means he’ll be accorded the security of a newman.

Diane: Whatever that means.

Victor: That means I have his back.

Diane: I just got back from reuniting with kyle. A meeting that jack helped arrange.

Victor: Really? That was a huge mistake on jack’s part.

Diane: No, I don’t think so. I had a positive first conversation with kyle. He’s married and in love, and I’m thrilled for him. And I promise I’m not going to do anything to interfere or make him upset in any way.

Victor: You’re delusional if you think you’d come back to town here and bring people peace and happiness. Especially not to your son kyle, whom you abandoned.

Diane: Victor, I mean no harm. I only want what’s best for kyle.

Victor: If that is the case, you’d get your behind on a bus, get the hell out of town. There’s one good thing. You know who I am and you know what I’m capable of. And it’s far more than sneaking into your hotel suite.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Victoria: I am not sharing any details about what happened between ashland and me.

Billy: I don’t need details. Maybe just some broad strokes.

Victoria: Alright. Ashland is leaving newman/locke and we are having our marriage annulled.

Billy: Well, that is a relief. I hope that means that you are finally believing the truth about him and that ashland is leaving town.

Victoria: I don’t know. I haven’t — I haven’t talked to him.

Billy: You haven’t talked to him since the accident?

Victoria: Briefly.

Billy: How briefly?

Victoria: Billy, I don’t see how this is any of your concern.

Billy: Look, I’m sure this is very conflicting for you. I mean, he saved your life, but that does not absolve him of his many crimes, and I — I just hope that he still doesn’t have a hold over you.

Victoria: I wish you would stop trying to psychoanalyze me.

Billy: Okay. I apologize.

Victoria: I know the only reason you’re doing this is so that you can say “I told you so.” I know — I know that I made a mistake with ashland, and I know you tried to warn me and I — i should’ve listened to you and to nicholas instead of dismissing your concerns. But the past is the past and it can’t be undone. The only thing that I can do right now is move forward, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.

[ Sighs ]

Lily: Victoria, hi.

Victoria: Hi, lily.

Lily: I’m really sorry to hear about the accident, and i hope that you’re feeling better.

Victoria: Well, you can ask billy about it because he seems to know everything.

Lily: What was that about? No matter who you are,

Billy: I think victoria is a little sensitive at the moment.

Lily: Well, what did you say to her?

Billy: I didn’t say anything bad, I really didn’T. I was simply showing concern for the mother of my children, because the truth is she could’ve been killed in that car accident.

Lily: Yeah, I understand that, but clearly she didn’t want to hear what you had to say.

Billy: No, then i inadvertently hit a nerve.

Lily: How?

Billy: I brought up ashland, and she got a little sensitive.

Lily: Well, she probably thinks it’s none of your business.

Billy: Yeah, that’s what she said.

Lily: I’m sure she doesn’t want you looking for ways to blame ashland.

Billy: Well, it’s so easy because he’s a criminal. And the truth is I feel like this whole situation is going to affect her judgment.

Lily: She’s still the same smart, savvy woman she’s been.

Billy: I know that.

Lily: I mean, is this a pattern with you, where you feel like you have to save the women in your life? Is that gonna happen with us? Are you gonna think that I can’t solve my own problems and you’re gonna interfere, whether I want you to or not?

Sally: Of course I want to hear about sharon. That’s why I asked. I want you to feel like you can tell me anything. Openness is the basis of our relationship. It’s why I told you about my past and the scam with the terminal illness, and I hope it’s why you told me about yours. We have baggage. But not with each other, and i want to keep it that way.

Adam: I concur.

Sally: So I’m glad that you went to see sharon. And I know that it can be hard helping someone through their grief, so I’m here if you need to talk.

Adam: Well, thank you.

Sally: And just so you know, I’m not jealous of sharon. Or chelsea. Might sound cocky, but I am pretty confident in our relationship.

Adam: Well, that is good to hear. And it’s different for me.

Sally: In what way?

Adam: At various times, I’ve been married, I’ve been obsessed and destructive and detached. But this — this is something else. Maybe because it began slowly. But it feels so right.

Sally: Very right. And you don’t feel guilty.

Adam: What do you mean?

Sally: Well, sharon is suffering and alone. And we’re happy. And dare I say it again — falling in love.

Adam: If anything, seeing sharon made me realize we might be taking this too slowly. And that may be the reason why i finally confessed that I’m falling in love with you, too. I mean, why waste time worrying about what other people think? Anything can happen. Life can change in an instant, so we need to grab every moment we can.

Sally: I couldn’t agree more.

[ Chuckles ] Mm. [ Chuckles ]

Victor: Adam, I’m in the office. You’re not here, but I need to talk to you, alright?

Nikki: There you are. I’ve been trying to reach victoria. Have you heard from her?

Victor: No.

Nikki: She’s not in her office, she’s not answering her calls or messages.

Victor: Well, why don’t i have someone look for her?

Nikki: No, that’s alright. I’m late for a meeting. I just can’t stand victoria not knowing.

Victoria: Not knowing what?

Nikki: Oh, I’m glad you’re here. We’ve been trying to reach you.

Victoria: I know. Look, I’m sorry I haven’t responded, but I’m just really not in the mood for any lectures about ashland. I’ve had enough of them for today.

Nikki: It’s not about that.

Victoria: Well, what is it then?

Nikki: Rey rosales.

Victoria: Mom, please, not right now.

Nikki: You are going to want to hear this. It’s about what caused the accident.

Victoria: Look, I don’t want to get into it. I really don’T. I have told chance everything that I can remember. I know everybody tells me that I’m not to blame, but then everybody else wants to hear more details, and it’s quite clearly my fault.

Victor: Will you kindly listen to your mother?

Nikki: The autopsy showed that rey had a heart attack. That’s what caused the accident and what caused his death.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Better skin from your body wash?

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Victoria: [ Sighs ] I’m relieved. I really feel terrible that that’s my first reaction, but I couldn’t stop blaming myself for rey’s death.

Nikki: Darling, it’s natural to feel relief. That’s why we wanted you to learn this news right away.

Victor: I hope this alleviates some of your guilt.

Victoria: Even though the accident was — was not my responsibility, I mean, it was still a tragedy and I was still involved. It’s gonna take me a little bit of time to put that behind me, i think.

Nikki: You’re right. But I hope this news helps. I wish I could stay longer and talk through this with you, but I have a meeting with the logistics team. I’ll call you later?

Victoria: Thank you, mom. The news did help. I just — I feel a little —

Nikki: Honey, you don’t have to explain. You’ve been through so much the last few weeks.

Victoria: I love you.

Nikki: I love you too.

Victoria: Okay. Well, I should get going, too. I came by looking for adam.

Victor: No, no, no, no. You and I need to…discuss something.

Victoria: And what’s that?

Victor: Adam’s position at newman/locke.

Victoria: Yes, that’s actually why I came by to talk to him. Do you know where he is?

Victor: Mnh-mnh. He’ll be here shortly.

Victoria: I came to tell him that his services as ceo are no longer needed.

Victor: I think that’s a mistake.

Victoria: Why? Why would you think that? Nothing has changed since this morning. I told you I’m ready to go back to work. We no longer need a temporary ceo.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Sweetheart, I admire and respect your desire to go back, but for heaven’s sake, you have a lot on your plate. Think of what you’ve gone through. Why not have adam be co-ceo?

Victoria: So we would just run the company together, adam and me?

Victor: Yes, adam and you. I think it’s time that the newmans show a united front, especially nowadays, you know?

Victoria: My answer is no. No, I don’t want and I don’t need adam in the mix. I was doing fine before ashland came along, and I will do fine now. I’ve accomplished a lot at newman, and we will be dropping the name “locke” as soon as possible. We’re gonna go back to the original name of newman enterprises.

Victor: I like that.

Victoria: I had a feeling you would.

Victor: But, sweetheart, we need to discuss adam’s position.

Victoria: There’s nothing to discuss. And if you’re going to force the issue, then you’re gonna have to make a choice — adam or me.

Billy: This is not a pattern. I never doubt your ability to handle any situation that you face. And I am very aware that the women in my life are smarter and more capable than I am. But that does not prevent me from being concerned about ashland locke.

Lily: I know that you don’t trust him.

Billy: I do not trust him, but it is past that at this point. I have a deep hatred for that man. He lied about having cancer. That must strike a chord with you.

Lily: Of course it does. It does, but I still don’t understand your need to interfere.

Billy: I don’t —

[ Sighs ] I — I’m advising victoria, okay? She can choose to listen to me or not. Victor is interfering. I’m not that bad.

Lily: Yeah, not yet.

Billy: Actually, victor and i may end up on the same side of this problem — doing anything we can to get ashland out of town.

Lily: What are you talking about?

Billy: Well, he’s still here. I mean, he was following her when that accident happened. He’s been kicked to the curb at newman/locke, and their marriage is being annulled, but yet, he’s still here. So to me, that means he’s up to something. Is he plotting revenge? I don’t know. But it’s ashland locke, so it’s not gonna be good.

Kyle: Officiating at your wedding, um…that’s a real honor, but I — I don’t know if I can say yes.

Mariah: It’s simple. You know, you can just get ordained online. I’ll even set you up.

Kyle: No, it’s not that.

Mariah: I mean, do you not want to do it?

Kyle: No, not at all, I would love to. It’s just, um…I’m — I’m dealing with some personal things right now, and I can’t commit to such an important role. I wouldn’t want to let you down.

Mariah: Well, you just said that you would do anything to be there, so what could possibly force you to let us down?

Kyle: Um…things come up.

Mariah: What is it? Is it something with you and summer? Oh, god, I hope not.

Kyle: No, no, no, we’re fine. We’re great, in fact.

Mariah: Look, I know that we haven’t talked a lot lately. You know, time zones and wedding planning — don’t even get me started on the adoption process. But you have always been somebody that I can count on. And I hope you feel the same way about me.

Kyle: You know that I do.

Mariah: So please tell me what’s going on, because it’s — it’s becoming increasingly obvious that something is wrong.

Kyle: Yeah, yeah, something is wrong, and…I’m still in shock. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to react.

Mariah: Kyle, what is going on?

Kyle: Can we go back to the house? This needs to be a very private conversation. I could really use your friendship right now. What are you recommending

Victor: I think you’re acting rashly. You haven’t thought this through.

Victoria: I don’t have to think it through. I know how I feel without having to do a deeper dive.

Victor: What happened to you lately has taken a toll on you, whether you like it or not. Two traumas — one, you find out that ashland locke bastard lied to you, is a total fraud. Number two, you almost got killed in an accident. What the hell are you talking about? You need time to process all this.

Victoria: I can handle it.

Victor: Why are you being so stubborn? Why don’t you let adam help you?

Victoria: My injuries are not that severe.

Victor: I’m not just talking about your physical maladies.

Victoria: As far as the emotional goes, yes, ashland hurt me, yes, he lied to me, but he’s out of my life now. End of story.

Victor: I happen to know that that son of a bitch has surreptitiously snuck into your office, playing on your emotions. I know he does. And he will continue to do so. And I’m not so sure if you’ve purged yourself of that bastard.

Victoria: Will you ever be able to give me full credit for being able to control my emotions? Your second guessing me is relentless, and I am done with it. If you choose adam, fine, he stays, but I go, and I will not look back.

Adam: Good to see you on your feet, victoria. Good for you. Gave us a real scare there.

Victoria: Thank you.

Adam: What did I miss?

Victoria: Dad will fill you in.

Victor: We have a problem, son.

Lily: Look, I despise what ashland did. And as a cancer survivor, i absolutely think that he should pay for the scam that he tried to pull. But we agreed that you were gonna let this go, because if you don’t, you’ll be fixated on it. And it’s gonna drive you crazy, and I do not want to watch you go down that same road again. So, please, I am asking you for the last time, please stop.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] There’s no easy way to say it, so I’ll just come out with it. My mom, she’S…alive.

Mariah: What?

Kyle: Diane is alive, and she’s here in genoa city.

Mariah: Okay. How? Why?

Kyle: She conspired to fake her death all those years ago to get a fresh start. She’s been living in los angeles rebuilding her life. She claims she’s changed.

Mariah: What is she doing in genoa city now?

Kyle: Trying to make amends.

Mariah: Amends?

[ Scoffs ] Amends — that’s, uh — that is —

Kyle: Insufficient?

Mariah: I mean, after all of your pain and all of those years, yes, absolutely yes.

Kyle: Yeah. She claims she was trying to protect me. She didn’t want to mess up my life.

Mariah: Thinking your mother is — is dead when she isn’t, there’s — there’s not much more messed up than that.

Kyle: I know, I know. She had a lot of explanations, and most of them were garbage, but some of them got to me. I mean, is it possible for someone to change that much?

Mariah: Uh…I don’t know. I would like to think so, obviously. I’m so sorry, kyle. I’m so sorry that this is happening to you. You don’t deserve it. And even if she has explanations, that doesn’t mean those are answers. And that’s what you need.

Kyle: After talking to her, I have a bunch more questions.

Mariah: So what does she want from you?

Kyle: Time to explain herself.

Mariah: With intention of a mother-son relationship? I mean, that’s a lot to ask.

Kyle: It is, which is why I’m drinking in the afternoon and i don’t know which way is up. New lash paradise mascara from l’oreal paris.

Adam: Let me guess — victoria has no interest in me staying on in a leadership role.

Victor: Let’s discuss that later, okay? Meanwhile, there’s something very urgent for us to discuss.

Adam: Well, what could possibly be more urgent than the future of newman?

Victor: Diane jenkins. She’s alive. She’s back in town.

Mariah: So what are you thinking? What do you want to do? How can I support you?

Kyle: I don’t know. My instinct is to say yes and welcome my mom back into my life. There are so many things i missed out on as a kid.

Mariah: I know. I get that. I bet this seems like a fairy tale, you know, getting this opportunity for a second chance.

Kyle: Exactly. I mean, you get it. My dad is nervous about the whole thing, but he’s worried I’m gonna get hurt. But how can I turn down an opportunity like this? We can forge a new relationship. It’s kind of like when I found out about harrison. Whole son I didn’t know I had.

Mariah: Yes, but it’s different. Harrison wasn’t pretending to be dead.

Kyle: I know, and I know fairy tales aren’t real, but this is everything I wished for as a kid. For my mom to be here again. And here she is. It’s amazing.

Mariah: Yes. But I’m just — I am afraid that you are setting yourself up to be hurt. Okay? Kyle, how can you trust her? How can you just let her walk back into your life? And why on earth would you let her anywhere near summer or harrison?

Diane: Jack, um…it’s me. I was hoping you’d pick up. In case you’re wondering, kyle’s reaction wasn’t what I was hoping for, but I guess it’s all I can expect right now. I did what I came to do, and i hope that there will be more in the future, but I guess there’s no guarantees. And that is why I am leaving for los angeles in the morning.

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Diane: [ Sighs ] Kyle… I-I…

[ Sighing ] Thank you… for agreeing to meet with me, for, us — for giving me this chance to explain myself.

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: You’ve got a hell of a lot of explaining to do. Come in.

Diane: Okay.

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Okay, how are you doing?

Jack: Kyle and diane are meeting at the house right now, and I can’t stop wondering how it’s going.

Phyllis: That makes two of us.

Jack: I was hoping kyle might text and tell me he changed his mind, he doesn’t want to see her.

[ Places cellphone on table loudly ]

Phyllis: Yeah, this is big. A lot of potential for, you know, discomfort.

Jack: What’s that a euphemism for? Uh, go ahead, finish your thought.

Phyllis: You want to protect your son. I understand.

Jack: No, it’s more than that. I helped facilitate this meeting. Now I’m second-guessing myself.

[ Sighs ] I wonder if I made a big mistake, and if I did, kyle’s gonna be the one who pays the price.

[ Sighs ]

[ Doorknob rattles]

[ Door closes ]

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Abby: Rough day?

Chance: [ Sighs ] Yeah, I just talked to sharon. I had to explain to my partner’s wife exactly how and why her husband died.

Abby: The autopsy report came in?

Chance: Yeah. Rey suffered a massive coronary while he was driving.

Abby: Uh… rey had a heart attack?

Chance: That’s why he lost control of the car and swerved into the other lane.

Abby: [ Sighs ] I had assumed the accident happened because of the fog or — or some obstacle in the road.

Chance: Yeah, I did, too. I talked to ashland, got some more details, and something just didn’t add up. Now I know why.

Abby: Chance, that’s just — it’s so awful.

Chance: There’s just nothing anyone could have done. Rey’s fate was sealed that night when he said goodbye to sharon. He had no idea he’d never see her again.

[ Sighs ] Just like that, he was gone.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Diane: It’s been so long since I’ve stepped foot inside this house. So many memories.

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: I’ve got a million questions. But now that you’re here, I — I don’t know where to begin.

Diane: I wish I could make this easier for you, but nothing about this is easy. I’m — I’m — I’m sure you’re confused and certainly angry.

Kyle: For starters. Beyond that, I — I don’t know how to feel.

Diane: Well, for the record, kyle, I’m not expecting anything from you, except maybe an open mind. And since you were willing to meet with me, I — I hope you’ve decided to give me that much.

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Chance: Thanks.

Abby: Poor sharon. And lola and all of rey’s family in miami. I feel so bad for them.

Chance: Yeah, me too.

Abby: [ Sighs ] I know that this has taken a toll on you, as well.

Chance: Rey helped me a hundred different times in a hundred different ways. You know, with work, family. When I was in a crisis, he was there. I mean, the guy is just not a — a colleague, he’s my best friend. And I miss him very much.

Abby: [ Inhales deeply ] You know, as cruel and senseless as life can be, it can also be beautiful. Don’t let the sadness and grief of this tragedy overwhelm you, like spain.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Chance: Are you expecting someone?

Abby: No, no, but whoever it is, they can wait. This is more important.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Chance: Let’s just — let’s see who it is.

Abby: Just tell them we’re busy, please.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door opens ]

Chance: Victor.

Victor: Hello, chance. May I come in?

Chance: Of course.

Victor: Thank you. Hi, sweetheart.

Abby: Daddy? Hi!

Victor: My goodness.

Abby: What are you doing here?

Victor: I don’t like to drop by unannounced, but is it okay?

Chance: Yeah, I’m actually glad you came by. There’s something you need to know.

Jack: We both know how manipulative diane can be, how she can talk her way out of a sunburn. Kyle’s already been sideswiped by all of this. Even if he resents everything she’s done, she’s till his mother, who is determined to reconnect with him, no matter what the cost. How to her?

Phyllis: Slow down. You did the right thing.

Jack: You sound awfully surePhyllis: I am sure. Kyle’s an adult. He can make his own decisions regarding diane. You know? You could only interject yourself into his life so much.

Jack: Yeah, you’re right. Thanks for the support. Thanks for giving me perspective again. And again and again.

Phyllis: Well, I am very mature. I have my feet firmly planted in the ground. You know?

Jack: I know you’re joking, but that certainly is true lately.

Phyllis: Aww. Hey, you know, kidding aside, let’s talk about something we haven’t looked at, at all. Um…you know, just in case it comes up, we should cover our bases.

[ Sighs ]

Diane: I’ve anticipated this day for so long, whereas you must be in shock.

Kyle: Don’t make assumptions about my state of mind when i barely know what it is myself.

Diane: Well, for me,

[Voice breaking] This is a dream come true…to — to be here with you and to, um, see your face.

Kyle: It’s been so long. Do you even recognize me?

Diane: [ Sighing ] Oh. I would know you anywhere.

[ Sniffles ]

Kyle: Me too. You look just like I remember.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s really kind of you to say after all these years.

Kyle: I’m not trying to flatter you. It’s the truth.

Diane: Well, I — I have to admit, I-I have seen some photos of you before. I — I followed your life through business press and social media.

Kyle: Lucky you. I certainly didn’t get that opportunity.

Diane: Well, that’s how i know what an amazing man you’re turned out to be. You’re a husband and a father, a — a leader at jabot, working alongside your dad. I am so proud and so impressed.

Kyle: Now, d-don’t make this about me. I agreed to this because I want to hear about you.

Diane: Alright. Uh, [Sniffles]… Ask me anything. I’m — I’m an open book.

Kyle: [ Inhales deeply ] I want to know why you faked your death when I was a kid, why you let me believe you’d been killed and never once reached out. What possible excuse could you have that could justify what you did? With golo, I’ve lost 13 inches in my waist.

Victor: He had a heart attack?

Chance: Afraid so.

Victor: Well, the prime of his life.

Abby: It’s just so awful.

Victor: It’s terrible. How is sharon handling it?

Chance: Well, the news hit her pretty hard, but at least she now has a definitive explanation for what happened.

Victor: Whoa. Has victoria been informed?

Chance: Tried reaching her. Couldn’t get through just yet. I know she’s felt pretty guilty about the whole accident. Just didn’t feel like this was the kind of message you want to leave on a voicemail.

Victor: Maybe I will inform her myself. What do you think?

Chance: Think it’s a good idea.

Victor: Alright.

Abby: Well, dad, you can’t just rush off. Why did you stop by here in the first place?

Victor: Sweetheart, I haven’t seen my grandson for a long time.

Abby: Okay, but just now really isn’t the best time.

Chance: He’s taking a nap.

Victor: Oh, well, then I’ll wait until he wakes up. Meanwhile, you and I can have a chat.

Abby: That’s a great idea. Um, let me go check in on him maybe.

Victor: Alright, sweetheart.

Abby: Be right back.

Chance: So, victor, what’s on your mind?

[ Footsteps ascending stairs ]

Kyle: Hearing you followed my life from a distance [Chuckles] That makes this so much worse. It’s like you cared enough to keep track but never enough to reach out to your own child.

Diane: I-I-I can see why you think that. But, kyle, I missed you every day, and I never stopped loving you.

Kyle: All evidence to the contrary.

Diane: Please, I’m trying to explain.

Kyle: You remember the last time we saw each other? I do. You — you were sending me off to switzerland to boarding school. You told me I had to pretend to be someone else, to go by a different name.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: And I went along with it because I was young and i trusted you with my whole being. You told me it wouldn’t be long until you joined me in europe, but that day never came. Dad’s the one who came for me, to break the news that you’d been killed and I was going home to live with him. So, tell me,

[Inhales deeply] When exactly did you decide I wasn’t worth coming for?

Diane: I always wanted to come for you.

Kyle: Yeah, okay, right, okay.

Diane: Kyle, look at me.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: I sent you away because I was in way over my head. I-I had pushed so many people in this town past their limit, and I was scared that they would retaliate by taking you away from me in the courts. Yes. The newmans and the abbotts — they — they don’t agree on much, but they are very powerful people and they all hated me. And they weren’t the only ones. I was desperate to escape. And then [Sighs] With deacon sharpe’s help, I — i found a way to, uh — to disappear.

Kyle: And by “disappear,” you mean “faked your own death.”

Diane: I had every intention of reuniting with you once I was safely away from genoa city. But then I realized that i couldn’T.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Diane: [ Sighs ] My life as I knew it was over. And — and if I had come back for you or — or taken you with me, then I would have ruined your life, too. And I — I just couldn’t do that to you.

[ Sighs ]

Jack: Should I be worried?

Phyllis: Don’t be worried. I was just thinking, I mean, after all this grilling that kyle is doing of diane, what if he concludes that she’s sincere and he wants a relationship with her? What will you do?

Jack: I guess I’d tell my son to spend a little more time thinking about it, weigh the pros and cons of opening his life to someone with diane’s history. But if that didn’t change his mind, I’d have to honor his wishes and tell him to proceed with great caution.

Phyllis: Summer will back you on that. That’s for sure.

Jack: Because summer would be as wary of diane as you are.

Phyllis: Oh, please. If my daughter sees that diane’s intentions are less than pure, she will have a long talk with kyle. Not only that, she will find diane and get in her face and tell her to back off.

Jack: Well, let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. I just…

Phyllis: You just what?

Jack: If we’re looking at all the angles, there’s another one we have to think about?

Phyllis: What’s that?

Jack: What if it’s true?

Phyllis: What if what’s true?

Jack: What if, by some miracle, diane has managed to change herself? I mean, she seems sincere. What if it’s true? What if… maybe we should be giving her some benefit of the doubt? Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?

Victor: Losing someone who was on the force with you must be quite a blow. I just wanted to see for myself how you were doing.

Chance: I, uh — I’m having a hard time believing that he’s actually gone. And all this has definitely stirred up the same kind of emotions that I had when my team was killed in that explosion. So, to answer your question, I’m managing. Abby can see how much this has weighed on me, and I know that worries her a lot.

Victor: And [Sighs] Rey was a good man. You know? Very sorry for your loss.

Chance: Thank you.

Victor: But, chance, let this be a reminder to embrace life. You know, you wake up in the mornings, look around you with a beautiful wife and beautiful son and spend a lot of time with them. Okay? Never know when it comes to an end.

Chance: Words to live by.

Victor: Not only so that you can heal, but more importantly, that you can be strong. You never know when your wife will need you, to lean on you.

Kyle: You might have told yourself you were looking out for me, that it would be best for me, growing up, considering I had a mother who was so damaged. But what I’m hearing is that you chose to abandon me.

Diane: You don’t know how much I wish I could have stayed with you. Leaving you was like leaving a piece of my soul behind.

Kyle: Words, mom!

Diane: No, kyle. You’re my only child. My pride and joy. Nothing has ever mattered to me as much as you.

[ Sighs ] But, back then, after — after all the terrible mistakes I had made, what did I have to offer you? A life on the run? Because that’s what it would have been.

[ Sighs ] Maybe some of the people in town would have accepted that I was gone, would have said “good riddance,” and — and moved on. But not jack. He would have never stopped looking for us. For you. I would have turned you into a fugitive right alongside me. And — and all the while, I was just falling apart at the seams.

Kyle: In other words, you didn’t want me dragging you down.

Diane: [ Sighs ] How could I put you through that? You — you were so much better off without me. I was toxic back then and for a long, long time afterwards. You deserved to be with jack, the parent who could give you the stability and the security that I couldn’T. A-a-and I-I-I think I made the right call, because without your father’s help, you — you wouldn’t have turned into the terrific man you are today.

Kyle: You may be right that having you as my one and only parent, in such a messed-up state, would have been a disaster for me.

Diane: Trust me… it would have been, and I — i don’t say that lightly.

Kyle: But at the time, all i knew was that I had lost my mom, who I adored. It was the worst, worst pain I’d ever experienced. An emptiness deep down inside that I wasn’t sure would ever heal.

[ Scoffs ] I couldn’t ever imagine letting my own son suffer like that.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I am [Sighs] — I am so sorry for how my actions wounded you.

[ Sobs ] But you would have paid a different, a far more terrible price if I would have continued to raise you on the run, away from so many people who loved you.

Kyle: My father did his best to fill the gaping hole that you left. Whenever I asked about you and the things you done, you should know, he did his best to answer in the most positive way possible. He never once teared you down in my eyes or tarnished the happy memories you and I shared.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m — I’m beyond grateful for that. Uh, I owe your father a-a-a huge debt for everything. Especially since it was more than I deserved. Because, back then, I was cruel and vindictive. I was greedy, I was dangerously ambitious, and [Sighs] God help the person who tried to stop me from getting what I wanted.

Kyle: I’m surprised you can admit that so freely.

Diane: I’m not going to hide anything from you, kyle. Never again. I can’T. Not if I have any hope of making you understand that I am not that person anymorE.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] So, you just admitted to a long list of terrible traits. Confessed to what a failure you were as a mother. But you’re telling me, you still managed to change. How am I supposed to believe that? No matter who you are,

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Chance: Thank you the wisdom, victor, as always. I mean, that is exactly what i needed.

Victor: Good. By the way, I wanted you to know how proud I am of how you and devon and abby have come together for dominic.

Chance: Yeah, things are working out well.

Victor: You know, I can hardly wait until the boy is old enough for me to tell him some stories, you know.

Chance: Well, tell him some sports stories, alright?

Victor: Oh, well, then I will tell him some stories about some great boxing matches.

Chance: There you go. I’m sure he’s gonna love that.

Victor: Well?

Abby: Well… his royal highness is awake and ready to see his grandpa.

Victor: Really? Well, then I will not keep his royal highness waiting.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: Okay.

[ Footsteps ascending stairs ]

Abby: Well, looks like someone’s in better spirits. Is that an actual smile?

Chance: It might be, it might.

Abby: What did you two talk about while I was upstairs?

Chance: I know you were mad we got interrupted, but I think you’ll be happy your father stopped by.

Phyllis: Did you just say that we should give diane jenkins the benefit of the doubt?

Jack: It’s a question.

Phyllis: Then here’s an answer for you — no. Hell no. Where’s this coming from? You were just saying two seconds ago that diane is manipulative.

Jack: So you get to play devil’s advocate, but I don’t?

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: I’m just saying, I have had someone else in my life i couldn’t completely trust — my mother, who deserted not one child, but three. Yet, despite her estrangement from the family, despite all the things she did for so many years, when she came back into our lives late in her life seeking forgiveness, we were somehow able to reconcile. And I had an emotional connection with her that had been missing my whole life, and I value that. And, yes, as absurd as it seems that the same could be true in diane’s case, I am praying that the possibility exists for my son. That’s the kind of thing that turns a person around — a love for a child.

Phyllis: Okay, we’re not talking about a person. We’re talking about diane jenkins.

Jack: We’re making assumptions about somebody that we knew years ago. She may be different now.

Phyllis: Present day diane sent you a bunch of cryptic texts from la.

Jack: Yes, and united me with my granddaughter.

Phyllis: She could’ve done it 100 different ways, but she chose to be creepy and cryptic and duplicitous.

Jack: Okay, her methods, i will agree, are questionable, but the end result was positive.

Phyllis: That’s what she wanted. She wanted you to think, “oh, wow, wow, she reunited me with my granddaughter,” so in turn, you would reunite her with kyle. See, that was her plan. That is her plan! And look — look, we’re here again. It worked. It worked!

Jack: I am not grateful to diane for anything, but I can’t completely discount the possibility that some of what she says about her personal development is true.

Phyllis: Okay. I understand what you’re doing. I get it. You’re upset that maybe kyle will give diane the benefit of the doubt and you’re thinking of maybe all the ways it can work out. I-I understand that you’re doing this because you ache inside. I really do get it, but

[Chuckles] I’m sorry. To believe that diane is less of a sociopath than she was before, it’s — it’s not even in the realm of my understanding. It really isn’T. I can’t suspend my disbelief that much.

Jack: There are some people in this town who might say the same thing about you.

Phyllis: No one would say the same thing about me because you know what? I didn’t fake my own death. And I didn’t make somebody else possibly go down for it, okay? Like she did with nikki.

[ Exhales sharply ] I mean, and she’s here making all these proclamations that she’s a new woman and she’s learned and — and she’s understanding? No! I haven’t seen one iota of change in that woman. She hasn’t gained any trust from me. I’m sorry.

Jack: Okay, you’re absolutely right.

Phyllis: Yeah?

Jack: Yeah.

Phyllis: Okay, then don’t let your guard down with her, please.

Jack: Red, I won’T.

Kyle: You’re trying to convince me you’re this new and improved version of yourself, but look how you made this meeting happen. You lured my dad to la using keemo’s death and a granddaughter he never knew he had. You manipulated allie and my dad. You were secretive and deceitful.

Diane: No. No, no. I brought them together as a gesture of goodwill, and in order to do that, I needed to remain anonymous. If I had contacted your father directly, he would have just shot me down right away.

Kyle: Dad said that, too, but still, the way you went about things doesn’t make me want to trust you, especially when you could’ve just contacted me.

Diane: No, kyle. I couldn’t shock you like that, unprepared. I couldn’t just inject myself back into your life without warning. No, it was far better for jack to reach out to you and to break the news to you, and then you could decide whether you wanted to see me or not after you had a chance to think about things. Isn’t that true?

Kyle: You’re probably right. It was probably for the best.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m sure you’re wondering why i came forward now instead of years ago. And the answer is simple. I just wasn’t ready back then. When I moved to california and changed my name and tried to start my life over, I — I was still in a tailspin. I mean, it took a long, long time for me to hit bottom and realize that I just — i couldn’t go on the way I had been. So I — you know, I went to therapy, and I started down a long, lonely road of trying to rebuild myself. Of trying to become somebody worthy of being your mother. Gosh, it was a lot of hard work and — and owning up to my mistakes and trying to understand how I — how I ever became such a vindictive and — and spiteful person, how I took that beautiful life that we had in toronto, and then I just destroyed it completely. I’m ashamed of who I was, but I accept it now. And I have done everything in my power to change and to grow and to evolve as a human being, and I have vowed that I will never be that woman who caused so much chaos, who — who hurt you so badly. Kyle, I — I wouldn’t have reached out to you if I thought that I could still be some negative force in your life. And whether you believe me or not, it’s the truth.

Kyle: What is it you’re hoping will come from all this? I mean, what do you want from me? Are you looking for forgiveness so you can just move on? Or do you want a place in my life? ‘Cause I’m not sure I’m capable of giving you that.

Diane: I understand.

Kyle: Do you? ‘Cause I spent a long time coming to grips with losing you, finding peace, figuring out who I was without you to guide me. Now I can say I’m the happiest that I have ever been. Feels like life is finally coming into place. And the family I have built with summer and harrison is the most important thing to me, and i can’t — I won’t — risk bringing any turmoil into their world. I can’t sacrifice their happiness because I am messed up on account of you.

Diane: I get it. This is all — all new for you, and it is far too soon to even think about what the future might hold for us. But, kyle, to answer your question, yes, I am hoping that at some point, you can at least contemplate forgiveness.

Abby: It sounds like my dad was concerned about you, as well.

Chance: You two just want to make sure I’m okay and remind me of everything I have to be grateful for.

Abby: You know, every once in a while, my dad and I are on the same wavelength.

Chance: And it just throws you every time, huh?

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Something like that, yeah.

Chance: You know, this really does help, having people who care about me in my corner like this.

Victor: That boy has grown so big, I hardly recognize him, for heaven’s sake.

Abby: Amazing, isn’t it?

Victor: Yes, it’s stunning how they change at this age.

Chance: You enjoy those boxing stories?

Victor: Well…

Abby: What, boxing stories?

Chance: Don’t worry about it, don’t worry about it.

Victor: He’s a little too young for that.

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Victor: Anyway, I got to get going.

Abby: Well, dad, let me walk you out.

Victor: No, you stay here right with your husband, okay?

Chance: Thank you again for checking in, victor.

Victor: You’re welcome. Okay, I’ll see myself out.

Abby: Bye, dad, I love you.

Victor: Love seeing you. Bye.

Chance: Take care.

Victor: Alright, chance, be good, brother.

Chance: You too.

Kyle: Forgiveness. You’re asking for a lot.

Diane: I know. But I promised to be straightforward with you and to share what was in my heart. You’re overwhelmed. And now that you’ve been so gracious and have heard me out, I — I should probably go.

Kyle: Yeah, I have a lot to think about.

Diane: Well, could we meet again after you have?

Kyle: Maybe. Don’t think I can commit to anything right now.

Diane: Of course.

Phyllis: Yeah, I was.

Jack: I hear what you’re saying, I — I’m sorry, I thought diane would be gone by now. We will make ourselves scarce.

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Chance: I just want you to know that you don’t have to be scared or worried or feel like you have to check in on me every five seconds. Yes, I am still processing rey’s death, but I’m not gonna fall apart this time. I’m not. I’m not gonna get lost in all this sorrow. Yes, I’m gonna grieve his loss and I will miss my friend dearly…but it won’t be like before, I promise.

Abby: Are you sure that’s a promise that you can keep?

Chance: Abby, I am so much stronger now, and I will be present. I will be the husband and the father that you need me to be. I know how lucky I am to have both of you, I do. And trust me, I am not about to waste a minute that we have together by shutting down. I won’t do it. I’m gonna embrace each and every day by showing both of you how much I love you.

Kyle: Hey, um…where’s harrison?

Jack: Your aunt traci wanted some quality time with her grand-nephew, and I think she’s still entertaining him.

Phyllis: Yeah, she called us. It seems like he’s having a ball with her.

Kyle: Great, I’m sure we’ll hear all about it when he gets back.

Jack: I’m sure you’re pretty wiped out from your visit with your mom, but…if you don’t want to talk about it, I will not press for any details.

Kyle: I appreciate that. I promise, as soon as I’m recovered, I’ll fill you in on everything.

Jack: Fair enough.

Kyle: Right now, I — I need to get out of here, get some air.

Jack: Hey. If you need me, I am here.

Kyle: I know you will be, dad.

Diane: [ Gasps ]

Victor: We meet again.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, April 29, 2022

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Adam: The only thing that has changed is my strategy, not my goal. I’ve decided that I’m going to not push it, and I’m going to playthings by ear.

Sally: Okay, well, you deserve to made permanent co-CEO. You know that. You’ve already proven it. And if this were any other company…

Adam: Ah, but this — this is not any other company. This is Newman Enterprises. Technically, Newman/Locke now..  But, I’m sure plans are already being made to rip locke’s name off of the building, the letterhead, advertising, and any
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Phyllis: Hey, harrison, I bet you’re super hungry after the big day you’ve had today. You know what? I have a secret. Your Aunt Traci has a super, super yummy surprise for you in the kitchen.

Kyle: [ Whistles ]

Harrison: Yum

Phyllis: Yum! Let’s go get it. I’ll race you. Whoo!

Jack: You and Summer have done a terrific job. That’s a confident, happy little boy.

Kyle: Yeah, yeah, he’s really adjusted well to his new italian lifestyle. We’re very proud of him. The last thing we want is something to disrupt his happy home.


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