Y&R Best Lines Friday, September 16, 2022

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Chloe: I brought some cappuccinos and, well, your favorite pastries from that Italian place that you love.

Sally: What’s the occasion?

Chloe: Oh… I just wanted to make up for the way I acted yesterday.

Sally: What way was that?

Chloe: Chewing you out about Adam. I — I said some things that i just — I wish I hadn’t.

Sally: I see.

Chloe: So, this is me trying to apologize. You know, I just want to put things behind us and start over. And when it comes to Adam, we can just agree to disagree. As long as you can keep your personal life separate from your work and not miss any more important meetings, I think that —

[Sighs] You know, I’m — I’m sorry again. I really didn’t mean to go there. I feel like I’ve been scolding you all the time lately, and it’s not appropriate or professional, and it’s not conducive to our being friends. Are we on the same page?

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Victoria: Oh, is that what we’re calling it?

Nick: I’m handling it, okay?

[Knock on door, door opens]

Sally: Victoria, I was hoping that you… have a minute?

Victoria: What can I do for you, sally?

Sally: I’m here to apologize to you directly for missing the meeting yesterday. I’m just making things right with the team.

Victoria: Yes, so I’ve heard.

Sally: Sometimes life encroaches on work, and I know you understand that as well as anyone. I’ve seen you handle a crisis in your personal life without missing a beat here at Newman, and I’m seriously in awe of your ability to do that. But I feel like I have the inner resources and steely resolve that you have, so, in time, I’m confident that I will be able to emulate your example. But yesterday I screwed up, and it was my mistake. It will not happen again.

Victoria: Good.


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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, September 15, 2022

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Diane: I am so sorry. I didn’t plan to be here this late. I fell asleep reading to Harrison.

Jack: Oh, no.

Diane: Yeah, he’s — he’s still down for the night. But, um, I conked out in that little chair next to him.

Jack: I know from experience it’s not the most comfortable place to knock off.

Diane: No, no, it isn’t. Um, I guess Kyle and Summer went upstairs to bed and didn’t even realized I was up there. I’m a little — I’m a little embarrassed about it.

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Victor: You’re so tense, baby. I’ve never seen you this tense before a flight.

Though near or far

Nikki: Well, you seem calmer than when I saw you earlier.

Victor: Mm-hmm. Well, I did many rounds on the heavy bag.

Nikki: Oh. Did you win?

Victor: Well, whatever the imaginary foes were, I knocked them all on their ass.


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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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Victoria: And you should be. That’s what I wanted to say. Congratulations.

Lily: Wow. Thank you.

Victoria: You’re welcome. Look, I’m really sorry that things got unnecessarily tense between us for a while. I was dealing with Ashland, and, honestly, I feel like the stress of that just — just kind of affected every part of my life. But I’ve put that behind me now, and I feel like I’m starting a new chapter and getting a fresh start. And I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you as a peer. I mean, you and I — we’re part of a very exclusive club, female CEOs [Chuckles] Which thankfully is growing. And I just think that we need to recognize and value each other whenever and wherever we can.

Lily: Thank you for saying that. And I am very honored to be a part of the club. Maybe we should have, like, a secret handshake

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Victor: You can’t understand, not this time, man. You know, fathers and sons often have difficult relationships. I was very, very proud to call Adam my son. But he’s also caused me a lot of heartache. But I must say that I have had nothing but good intentions where he is concerned. Of course, that applies to my other children, as well. Anyway…

[Inhales deeply] Not easy being a father sometimes, is it?

Jack: Well, we certainly try.

Victor: Yeah. And by the way, my apologies, okay? I’ve been remiss in conveying my condolences in regard to Keemo.


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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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Nick: I wasn’t sure you’d still be here. It’s after hours.

Sally: Well, I’m making up for lost time. There’s no way I was about to leave just because the sun went down. In spite of everything that happened, I’m determined to end today on a strong note.

Nick: Glad to hear it.

Sally: Yeah, I’m all about forward momentum, so this is me putting 100% effort into my job. Let there be no doubt that Newman Media is my number-one priority. I’m gonna prove to everyone that I belong in this chair.

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Kyle: Mm-hmm. Listen. Hear that?

Summer: What? [Chuckles]

Kyle: Beautiful, golden silence. Our boy is upstairs in bed. Nobody else is home.

Summer: Hmm.

Kyle: We have the whole place to ourselves.

Summer: I guess we do.

Kyle: Oh, imagine the possibilities.

Summer: My mind is going all sorts of places.


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Y&R Best Lines Monday, September 12, 2022

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Nick: Dad just has to have his way and interfere in everything. He’s got to move the chess pieces around so everyone is exactly where he wants them, no matter what they want for themselves. I mean, can you believe this?

Victoria: [Chuckles] Yes, I can believe this. And you’re right. That’s exactly what dad’s doing.

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Nick: I don’t get it. Why aren’t you more bothered by dad’s interference?

Victoria: It’s who he is. I mean, at this point, I could write his playbook. You could. So, it’s okay. Let him — let him make his suggestions that he wants to make. Ultimately, we’re gonna make the call on how to handle this.

Nick: Okay.

Victoria: What do you want?

Nick: Oh. What do i want? Uh, I would like to no longer be a part of any more of dad’s mind games targeting Adam.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Well, good luck with that. What else are you thinking?


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Y&R Transcript Friday, September 16, 2022

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Chloe: I come in peace. I got you some cappuccinos and, well, your favorite pastries from that italian place that you love.

Sally: What’s the occasion?

Chloe: Oh… I just wanted to make up for the way I acted yesterday.

Sally: What way was that?

Chloe: Chewing you out about adam. I — I said some things that i just — I wish I hadn’T.

Sally: I see.

Chloe: So, this is me trying to apologize. You know, I just want to put things behind us and start over. And when it comes to adam, we can just agree to disagree. As long as you can keep your personal life separate from your work and not miss any more important meetings, I think that —

[ Sighs ] You know, I’m — I’m sorry again. I really didn’t mean to go there. I feel like I’ve been scolding you all the time lately, and it’s not appropriate or professional, and it’s not conducive to our being friends. Are we on the same page?

Sally: About what?

Chloe: Starting fresh. Let’s just put adam aside, eat a pastry, and, you know, tackle all of this work that we have to get to. Sound good?

Sally: Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. Um, I should immerse myself in work. But to do that, there is something that I — I need to take care of first.

Chloe: [ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: Morning.

Victoria: Hi. Morning yourself. I was hoping that you would be in early. I was just going over some of the final details of some of the acquisitions that we’ve made, including who’s gonna be running them once they’ve been absorbed into newman enterprises.

Nick: Any preliminary thoughts?

Victoria: Well, I’m — I’m still very intrigued by the idea of nate hastings. I did a little recon about the state of play at chancellor-winters with billy, and it turns out that things have been tense over there for a while. So maybe nate — maybe he really is leaving.

Nick: Happened to run into nate at society last night.

Victoria: And?

Nick: Seems like he’s ready for a change.

Victoria: Interesting. The only problem is, how do we utilize him?

Nick: Do we have a place for him in any of our new acquisitions?

Victoria: Well, if I had an obvious fit, I’d make an offer to him right now, but unfortunately, most of the senior roles are requiring specialized expertise.

Nick: Why can’t we just create a position then, just to get him in the door?

Victoria: Anything’s possible. I think I’ll give it some thought. So, moving on to our other employees, how are things with sally?

Nick: In what sense?

Victoria: I’m assuming that you put her on notice since she blew off that marketing summit yesterday. Don’t you dare tell me that you accepted her apology and let it go. Did you?

Devon: Alright, who else we waiting on?

Lily: Uh, no one. Billy is dealing with an issue with the ad agency, so I’ll fill him in later.

Devon: Alright. I take it from your message that you want to discuss nate quitting?

Lily: Well, I’m still hoping that he will change his mind and cool off, but in the event that he doesn’t, I want to know what our exposure could be.

Devon: And what do you mean by exposure?

Lily: Well, what are the legal and business ramifications of your coo’s abrupt departure? I mean, we don’t know. Did he sign an nda? Is there a non-compete clause in his contract? I mean, can he take ideas that he developed here to another company?

Imani: You mean all of those great ideas you two shot down?

[ Scoffs ] Guys, I can’t believe what I’m hearing. The guy’s chair isn’t even cold yet, and here you are starting to talk about legal ramifications? So, what, neither one of you is gonna try to talk to him, try to smooth things over? Is that how this family operates?

Devon: Imani, how come you’re being so defensive of nate?

Imani: [ Scoffs ] Because clearly someone has to be.

Nate: [ Exhales heavily ]

[ Groans lightly ] What time is it?

Elena: I let you sleep in a bit.

Nate: [ Sighs ] Thanks for the tea.

Elena: I tossed and turned all night. Couldn’t sleep. I hate when we argue.

Nate: Yeah. So do I.

Elena: Look, I understand that you are under a lot of stress. I know quitting your job is not a decision that you came to lightly. And I wish it weren’t necessary, but I get that you feel like you were at the end of your rope.

Nate: I’d say I was beyond the end.

Elena: So I want you to know that I want to be here to support you. And I also want to help you move on to your next opportunity, whatever that may be… and repair your relationship with your family. I’m hoping, after a good night’s rest, you want that, too, and that you’ve changed your mind about going forward with the plan that you shared with me?

Nate: On the contrary. I’m more resolved about that than ever.

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Elena: Nate. Please do not do this. You left chancellor-winters on your own terms. Can you just leave it at that? You can do anything you want now. You’re not under devon’s control anymore. But if you go further with this plan, it’s only gonna cause more trouble.

Nate: So be it. I highly doubt devon and I can get past this conflict.

Elena: Okay, so, what about lily? She’s been doing nothing but trying to keep the peace. She brought you into this company. She gave you a chance. And she’s been backing you up.

Nate: Only to a point. And in the end, she’ll side with devon each and every time, leaving me the odd man out.

Elena: So, what, you want to punish her, too?

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Elena: Have you even thought about how much this is going to hurt her? This feels so wrong to me.

Nate: And it feels so right to me.

Elena: [ Scoffs ] So, here we are, arguing and fighting again.

Nate: Because you’ve misconstrued my motives. I’d be helping lily because, ultimately, I would be helping chancellor-winters, the family business lily fought so hard to create. Elena, I am out to succeed. I am an asset, not a liability. That’s what no one seems to understand.

Elena: Except for imani?

Nate: She’s helped me to see my value. My ideas are strong, and I am forward-thinking. What is wrong with that?

Elena: There’s nothing wrong with being a visionary. But this is not what you’re talking about.

Nate: [ Sighs ] I disagree. My ideas are big, and this is the right move for me to make, so I’m not gonna stop. This is my time. And it’s the best way I can see to make a lasting mark so I can finally take control.

Elena: So then that’s it? You’re determined, and there’s no talking you out of it?

Nate: My mind’s made up, and I’m gonna set things in motion today.

Lily: Imani, we are a strong family. We have tried to work things out with nate, and we will continue to do so. But as the leaders of this company, it is our responsibility to know where things stand when it comes to the intellectual property that nate has been overseeing. And as a lawyer, you should know this. I mean, amanda does. She’s the one who told us to confirm these details.

Imani: Okay, well, the best way to protect our intellectual property is to keep nate around. Guys, he is such an asset to this company. He’s got strong ideas, a real passion for the work that we do. I’ve been trying to convince him to stay. And I think if we all put forth a genuine effort to make sure he knows he’s valued, he could be swayed.

Devon: Imani, I’m not gonna try and convince anyone to be here who doesn’t want to be here, okay? The man made up his mind. It’s not gonna change just because someone flatters him.

Imani: [ Scoffs ] That’s not what I said.

Devon: Well, either way, I do think it’s the best thing that he left ’cause he and I can never find common ground, and i didn’t see that changing.

Imani: Guys, this blows me away, how easy it is for you to just let nate go.

Lily: None of this has been easy. And I’m sorry, but I don’t know what you’re getting at.

Victoria: You’re hesitating, which means I’m right. You’re gonna let sally get away with this?

Nick: She made a mistake, vick.

Victoria: Oh, is that what we’re calling it?

Nick: I’m handling it, okay?

[ Knock on door, door opens ]

Sally: Victoria, I was hoping that you… have a minute?

Victoria: What can I do for you, sally?

Sally: I’m here to apologize to you directly for missing the meeting yesterday. I’m just making things right with the team.

Victoria: Yes, so I’ve heard.

Sally: Sometimes life encroaches on work, and I know you understand that as well as anyone. I’ve seen you handle a crisis in your personal life without missing a beat here at newman, and I’m seriously in awe of your ability to do that. But I feel like I have the inner resources and steely resolve that you have, so, in time, I’m confident that I will be able to emulate your example. But yesterday I screwed up, and it was my mistake. It will not happen again.

Victoria: Good.

Nick: Sally, I need to speak to you about that other matter we got into yesterday. Do you have time for coffee?

Sally: I will make time. The abcs of ckd

Sally: Isn’t it gorgeous out?

Nick: Yeah. It’s nice to get outside and enjoy it.

Sally: Mm-hmm. Yeah, it’s the kind of day that just stimulates your senses and makes you feel alive and excited.

[ Both chuckle ]

Nick: You know, you don’t have to do that with me, sally. Try and make small talk. We can be honest with each other.

Sally: I don’t want things to be weird at work.

Nick: Me either.

Sally: Adam came to see me last night after our weird dinner.

[ Both chuckle ]

Nick: You mean after i dropped you off at your place?

Sally: Yeah. He made some — I guess you would call them declarations. And they messed with my head. They made me feel pretty conflicted.

Adam: Is sally around?

Chloe: Uh, she got called into a meeting with nick. That’s all I know.

Adam: When I was ceo, I don’t think I interacted once with the newman coos. At least, not about work.

Chloe: Maybe because it was nikki, who wanted nothing to do with you, much like me. So, if you could please make yourself scarce.

Adam: Are nick and victoria keeping a heavier hand on the day-to-day operations? And if so, why? What could that mean?

Chloe: What are you getting at?

Adam: I’m just wondering.

Chloe: If you’re trying to insinuate that they don’t trust our new leadership, just say it.

Lily: Imani, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have snapped at you.

Imani: Obviously, we all feel strongly about this.

Lily: Yes, we do. And just for the record, I have not given up on nate. I will continue to try to talk to him. And I hope that you will keep an open mind in case I can win him over — ’cause this whole thing has spiraled completely out of control and at the worst possible time.

Devon: Why are you concerned about the timing of it?

Lily: Because I think that, you know, what jill suggested is the right way to go.

Devon: Well, let’s hang on a second ’cause —

Lily: Well — [ Stammers ] Look, let’s just pretend that nate isn’t coming back, okay? So, please look into his contract and let us know what we’re up against.

Imani: Done. I will track down information on the nda and non-compete, if they exist. But thank you. Thanks for not giving up on him yet. See you guys later, okay?

Lily: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Yeah.

[ Clears throat ]

Lily: [ Scoffs ] I mean, i wasn’t expecting that kind of pushback.

Devon: Yeah, I think that, uh — I think she has a thing for nate.

Lily: Uh, yeah, you think?

[ Scoffs ] Uh, look, also, um, when we talk about the ipo, let’s just keep it between us, billy, and jill.

Devon: Well, you talk about it like it’s already a done deal. Do I not have a say anymore or…?

Lily: What do you mean? Of course you have a say. We’re equal partners.

Devon: Then why does it sound like you’ve already made up your mind and you’re siding with jill?

Lily: I’m not siding with anybody.

Devon: Okay. What do you want to call it?

Lily: Look, all that’s happening is that there’s a possibility of an ipo on the table, and we’re in the beginning stages of exploring it.

Devon: Right. I just think that you’re about to make an impulsive decision about something that’s really important.

Lily: Impulsive?

Devon: Mm.

Lily: Really?

Devon: Yes. Impulsive.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Okay. You know, I don’t appreciate you challenging my decision-making process just because it’s different from yours.

Devon: It’s not just ’cause it’s different from mine. I know I’m not the only one that has concerns about going public. Billy feels the way I feel, doesn’t he?

Lily: Yeah, of course, but, devon, I mean, we have to sit down and hash things out — and get approval from the board, which could take a long time.

Devon: Well, I hope it does.

Lily: Look, this is between us, okay? It’s our responsibility to make this decision. It’s our decision, yours and mine.

Devon: And jill’s, too. There’s three people involved, two of them are on board, and I’m the only one who’s hesitant. So I’m on my own in this.

Lily: [ Sighs heavily ]

[ Folder thuds ] For copd,

Adam: Chloe, calm down. I’m not insinuating anything. I’m just asking a question. Why are you so quick to assume you and sally are on the chopping block? Has she said anything about it?

Chloe: Okay, well, if you must know, it’s because she missed a very important meeting yesterday because she was with you.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Chloe: Yes. I know all about it.

Adam: She told me about her scheduling gaffe when I was with her last night, and I — I felt terrible, okay? The last thing I want to do is cause more problems for her, chloe.

Chloe: The two of you were with each other again? Twice in one day?

Adam: Yes.

Chloe: Adam!

Adam: What?

Adam: You broke up with her, and you crushed her. She was confused. And then she finally starts feeling like herself again and she gets her stride back and then you just come out of the woodworks and start causing problems. Do you not understand how cruel that is? Or do you just not care? Why are you so compelled to always destroy every single person you were ever in a relationship with?

Adam: Enough! I don’t need this kind of abuse from you, chloe. And my personal life is none of your business.

Chloe: Well, when you hurt my friend, it is my business.

Adam: And for the record, i only have sally’s best interests at heart. Not that I will ever convince you of that.

Chloe: No. You sure as hell won’T.

Adam: Okay. I’m out of here, alright?

Chloe: [ Sighs ]

[ Cup thuds ]

[ Sighs ]

Nick: I don’t think I need to ask you what adam’s declarations were about.

Sally: I’m sure you don’T. ‘Cause he made it pretty clear where he stands last night during our awkward conversation at society.

Nick: I know I’ve been trying to warn you off him.

Sally: You and everyone else in this town.

Nick: Look, I know that you had — well, you have very strong feelings about my brother. And I don’t want to make things more difficult for you if you’re trying to get back together with him.

Sally: I-I’m not saying that that’s where things are headed, you know? Or even if that’s something that I’d want —

Nick: Look, I don’t think we should talk about adam. I understand messy and complicated love. But that is for the two of you to sort out, without me being any kind of factor whatsoever.

[ Knock on door ]

Victoria: What is it?

Adam: I’m looking for sally. I heard she had a meeting with nick, and they weren’t in his office.

Victoria: Oh. You just missed them. I think they stepped out to grab some coffee. Shouldn’t you be settling into your new position at jabot? I guess if you have all this free time to be chasing around after your ex, it’s not that important of a job. It was probably a mercy offering from jack since he’s one of the few people who can still tolerate you in this town.

Adam: Oh, it’s a real job. Mm-hmm. And I have a lot on my plate. But, uh, I am capable of multi-tasking.

Victoria: Unlike sally?

Adam: What’s that supposed to mean?

Victoria: Well, if you were actually in touch with her, you know damn well what that means. She was supposed to give a presentation at a marketing summit yesterday, and she completely blew it off. Chloe had to step in for her. This is not a behavior that i value in one of my ceos.

Adam: Do you have any idea why sally was a no-show?

Victoria: Well, luckily i have my coo to take care of my personnel issues. Nicholas got into it with her. Something about extenuating circumstances, the fact that it would never happen again, which remains to be seen.

Adam: Well, one missed meeting shouldn’t make or break someone’s career, victoria.

Victoria: Oh, I agree with that in theory. But I also know that people are replaceable, which is something that I hope nick is making very clear to sally right now.

Imani: Ah. You want some company? Sure, you do.

Nate: Eating and running. Busy day ahead.

Imani: Hmm. You’re not the only one. Trust me. Lily decided to call an emergency meeting at the crack of dawn.

Nate: Emergency for what?

Imani: You. Seems the powers that be are shaken up by your resignation.

Nate: Devon, too?

Imani: Mm, not that he’d ever admit it. Look, I tried to reason with him, encouraged him to reach out, talk things through, but you were right. He is very stubborn.

Nate: That’s one way to put it.

Imani: [ Chuckles ] Now, lily, on the other hand, seems to want to work things out for you to return. I think she’s going to lean on him and kind of —

Nate: I’m gonna stop you there. I know what you’re trying to do.

Imani: Standing up for you to the head honchos?

Nate: Which I appreciate. But I believe I have a much better, more powerful solution, thanks to you.

Imani: Mm. Do tell.

Nate: You suggested I think more — what was the word? — Ruthlessly. Well, I’m planning on taking your advice starting today.

Imani: Mm.

Who’s on it with jardiance?

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

What can you do

with sensitive skin?

[ Bottle thuds ]

Elena: Ooh! Whoa! Sorry.

Devon: Oh. So sorry. No. It’s my fault. I wasn’t paying attention at all.

Elena: Obviously, I wasn’t, either.

Devon: My bad. Hey, can I get a coffee to go, please? Thank you.

Elena: Hey, is everything alright?

Devon: Oh…

[ Chuckles ] I’ve been better. How about you?

Elena: Same.

Devon: I’ll give you one guess as to who’s got us both down.

Elena: Yeah. Let’s just say nate is on a path that does not make me happy.

Devon: Well, I’m sorry to hear that ’cause I know he quit so he wouldn’t have to keep bumping heads with me. And I feel bad about that ’cause when I hired him, I had every intention of it working out.

Elena: I know you did.

Devon: Honestly, though, i really think this is probably the best ’cause, you know, on paper working side by side looked good, but we have very different philosophies.

Elena: That’s for sure.

Devon: I hope this isn’t causing you any stress at home.

Lily: Hi. Sorry.

Elena: Hey.

Lily: I don’t mean to interrupt. I just need to speak with you privately.

Devon: You need to talk right this second?

Lily: Yeah, that would be great.

Elena: It’s okay. I actually need to get going. It was good to see you both.

Devon: Yeah, you too. I promise we’ll catch up.

Elena: Okay.

Adam: Victoria, you’re overreacting. If sally says she’s not gonna make a particular mistake again, you can take that to the bank. She’s conscientious to a fault. She’s hungry to succeed here.

Victoria: Why are you still advocating for your ex? I thought you broke up with her. I thought you were the one who ended things. If your continued presence in her life is causing this distraction, for the love of god, why don’t you just let her go? I mean, if you really, really care about her, why don’t you just let her get on with her life?

Adam: I am just so sick of everybody telling me that, victoria. I’m trying to right a wrong. Isn’t that what civilized, evolved people do?

Victoria: Yes, but I’m —

[ Chuckling ] I’m sorry. Is that what you’re claiming to be now?

Adam: I’m trying to prove that is what I am now.

Victoria: Oh. And you really expect me to believe that — that you love the woman?

Adam: I learned a long time ago not to expect anything from you. But, yes, I do love sally. And I made a terrible mistake thinking that I was helping her, and I’m trying to fix that. I guess you can’t understand admitting that you screwed up. You just like to forge ahead, pretend like you didn’t leave a wake of destruction. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that you have no clue where I’m coming from.

Sally: Yeah, I need to steer clear of any complications ’cause I realized by letting myself get distracted yesterday, I put everything in jeopardy. My judgment hasn’t been great, as you know. So I just need to keep my attention laser-focused on newman media. What was it that you texted me yesterday? “Ceos miss meetings sometimes.”

Nick: Yeah. Everyone slips up once in a while.

Sally: Yeah, well, I can’t afford to. I mean, not now that victoria’s so ticked off at me. But I do appreciate your understanding. You know, I think you and i should have the same for each other in this moment.

Nick: Yeah. Yeah. So, should we head back to the office?

[ Door bangs ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Both breathing heavily ]

[ Belt clatters ] At metro by t-mobile… you can save more.

[ Keys clacking ]

Nate: Your focus is impressive. I admire that, when someone can lose themselves in their work like that. I’m the same way.

[ Chuckles ]

Victoria: What brings you by, nate?

[ Door closes ]

Nate: I have a proposal that I believe will be of great interest to you.

[ Both breathing heavily ]

Sally: W-well, that did not go according to plan.

Nick: No, not at all.

Sally: [ Exhales sharply ] I did not intend for this to happen again, I-I swear. I didn’t even think it was a possibility.

Nick: I mean, this, uh — this attraction, whatever it is we’re calling it… I never thought in a million years.

Sally: A billion years.

Nick: Trillion.

Sally: Quadrillion.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Pentillion?

Sally: Quintrillion.

Nick: [ Clicks tongue ]

Sally: Closely followed by sextillion. I kid you not.

Nick: [ Smooches ] Remind me never to go up against you in trivia night.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] What can I say? I have expertise in all sorts of areas you would never expect.

Nick: This is, um… unexpected. Surprising.

Sally: Well, we could analyze it to death, or we could just order some room service, grab a shower… eat lunch, and… get back to work.

Lily: I know that we need to have a serious conversation about the possibility of going public, but I feel like there’s something more pressing right now.

Devon: You’d like to talk about nate some more?

Lily: Yeah. Um, I am really upset that the tension between you two has gotten to the point where nate feels like his only option is to quit.

Devon: Yeah. So do I. Do you blame me for it?

Lily: I mean, frankly, yeah, I kind of do. And, look, I’m not saying that he’s blameless because he’s not, you know? But I feel like there’s something going on inside of your head where you won’t accept anything that he has to offer, even when he addresses your concerns. I just — I-I feel like you’re being unfair to him.

Devon: I don’t know where you’re getting that from ’cause I listen to everything he says.

Lily: Hold on. Let me just — wait. Let me just — I’m sorry. Let me just finish ’cause I just want to get this out.

Devon: Sure.

Lily: [ Sighs ] I wanted to do this merger because I wanted to build on what you and dad had created. I wanted to build something for our family. And so I don’t want to lose nate. I can’t lose him, okay? So, please, devon, please — I just need you to consider your part in this. Like, why? Why is it so hard for you to let him have a win every once in a while?

Devon: That’s not what it is.

Lily: Okay. Then what is it? I mean, what — just tell me. I mean, have you been autonomous for so long that maybe it’s hard for you to, you know, give up a little bit of control? ‘Cause if that’s the case, I get it. You’ve had control over things for a long time, especially the music side. So, you know, it can be hard to delegate, and that’s fine. That’s totally fine. If that’s the case, let’s talk about it. Let’s figure it out. We’ll work it out. Or, what, is it deeper than that? I mean, are you subconsciously trying to punish nate for what happened with elena?

Victoria: A proposal? Well, that sounds intriguing.

Nate: First, some news. Jill’s informed upper management that she wants to take chancellor-winters public.

Victoria: That’s a very big move for a family company. I mean, particularly one that’s merged so recently.

Nate: Devon’s first knee-jerk reaction was to say no. Typical. Billy seemed hesitant. But lily’s all-in. I believe she and jill will prevail.

Victoria: Did jill say why she was proposing this?

Nate: The usual reason — to raise capital for a rapid expansion. Meanwhile, I know you’ve been on a shopping spree for newman.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] I guess you could say that.

Nate: I’m willing to be your inside man feeding you information, anything that can be helpful so you can be ready to make your move.

Victoria: Are you suggesting what I think you are?

Nate: You can buy up shares for newman, gain majority control of the company. Smooth dark chocolate, refreshing peppermint,

Devon: Lily, nate and I got past that situation with elena a long time ago. This isn’t some kind of payback. And I’m not a vindictive person, so it doesn’t feel great that you would imply that about me.

Lily: Okay. I’m sorry. I-I am. I just — [ Sighs ] I mean, come on. I’m trying to figure this out to keep our family from falling apart.

Devon: I understand completely what you’re trying to do. I just don’t know what to tell you. I really don’T. I mean, you know what? Maybe there’s some truth to what you’re saying about my leadership skills. I know it’s my instinct to take charge. I tend to think I know what’s best, which I guess can be annoying to some people, but that’s only because of all the experience I have. I’ve been working in the business world since I was a teenager, with neil. You know this. I know what to look for. And I usually can see the pitfalls about 10 steps ahead of any idea nate brings to me.

Lily: I know that. I know. And I get it. That’s fine. But, I mean, sometimes people have to make their own mistakes. It can’t always be you, you know, showing someone the next dangerous curve ahead.

Devon: So, what you’re saying is that, in order to get nate to believe that I know more about business than he does, I need to be more open to his ideas and give him the opportunity to fail.

Victoria: Well, I have to say, I’m — I’m completely stunned that you would come here to tell me this. Why would you help newman gain a controlling share of chancellor-winters?

Nate: You said you admired my ideas, my energy, my skills. You know I’m ambitious, driven to make a mark in the business world, to prove this is where i can shine.

Victoria: And you think that feeding me insider information is the way to do that.

Nate: You want to find a place for me at newman? Well, this is the place I want. I’ll help you acquire chancellor-winters shares if you put me in control of the company.

Victoria: You would that to your own family?

Sally: [ Sighs ] Have you seen my phone?

Nick: Right here.

Sally: Geez. Just kick them both under the bed, why don’t you?

Nick: Don’t tempt me.

Sally: Anything important?

Nick: No. You?

Sally: Nothing that can’t wait. I should get back to the office, though. Room service is taking forever. So, do you mind if I cancel?

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: Must be them now.

Sally: Hallelujah. I thought that you’d forgotten about me.

Next week on “the young and the restless”…

Adam: Are you sleeping with my brother?

Kyle: Summer newman abbott, will you make me the happiest man in genoa city? Will you marry me again?

Deacon: You know, I got to admit, I’ve — I’ve thought a lot about you over the years, you know, all the things that we went through together.

Nikki: Is that right?

Deacon: Absolutely. I wondered how you were doing. Oh, and, nik, one more thing. You look good.

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Nate: One of those days, huh?

Nick: Ooh, yeah. Andy, can I get a beer? Thanks, man.

Nate: I hear you. I, um, just had to stop by for a quick drink or two to, uh, clear my head. You too?

Nick: [ Sighs ] Who am I kidding? It’s been more like one of those months. Or even years.

[ Chuckles ] So, yeah, let’s get a drink.

Jack: Hey, trace. I’m just wrapping things up here. Join me for a nightcap.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Oh, I — I didn’t realize you were here.

Diane: I am so sorry. I didn’t plan to be here this late. I fell asleep reading to harrison.

Jack: Oh, no.

Diane: Yeah, he’s — he’s still down for the night. But, um, I conked out in that little chair next to him.

Jack: I know from experience it’s not the most comfortable place to knock off.

Diane: No, no, it isn’T. Um, I guess kyle and summer went upstairs to bed and didn’t even realized I was up there. I’m a little — I’m a little embarrassed about it.

Jack: No, there’s no need to be.

Diane: Yeah, but now I’ve interrupted your time to unwind.

Jack: Don’t be silly. You are reading to our grandson. That’s hardly an intrusion.

[ Door closes ]

Nikki: Hey. Have you seen my travel chargers?

Victor: Have I seen your what?

Nikki: My travel chargers. I — I got tired of trying to keep track of every charger for every device, so I bought a lot of extra ones and I tucked them into this little case.

Victor: Huh. That’s a brilliant idea.

Nikki: Well, yeah, I thought that, too, but now I can’t find the case.

Victor: Oh, baby.

[ Glass thuds ] My baby.

Nikki: Well, I need them for my trip.

Victor: I know. I know. I know. I know.

[ “Unforgettable” playing ] Come here.

Nikki: [ Chuckling ] What?

Victor: Come here.

Nikki: What are you up to?

Victor: I think that you can buy whatever gadget it is in california.

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

That’s what you are

Victor: You need to relax now. Come here.

Unforgettable

Victor: You’re so tense, baby. I’ve never seen you this tense before a flight.

Though near or far

Nikki: Well, you seem calmer than when I saw you earlier.

Victor: Mm-hmm. Well, I did many rounds on the heavy bag.

Nikki: Oh. Did you win?

Victor: Well, whatever the imaginary foes were, I knocked them all on their ass.

Nikki: [ Laughs ] Oh, this is so nice. But I do have a lot of packing to do.

Victor: Baby, it’s okay. Don’t worry, okay?

[ Smooches ] Enjoy the music.

Unforgettable

in every way

Sally: [ Breathing heavily ]

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Doorknob rattles ] Sally?

[ Knock on door ]

Sally: [ Sniffles, sighs ]

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Sally: Did you follow me home from society?

Adam: Why would I be interested in following you home?

Sally: No reason.

Adam: When we were at society, you didn’t mention that you were staying here.

Sally: The gcac was nice, but it was a little stuffy, so I was glad to get out of there.

Adam: Well, on behalf of the long-term grand phoenix residents, welcome back.

Sally: Thank you so much.

Adam: Can I come in for a nightcap?

Sally: I-I have a lot of work to catch up on.

Adam: Sally, I just want to talk. Just one drink. That’s it.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Diane: The problem is that once harrison becomes sleepy, it’s contagious.

Jack: Oh, tell me about it. And it doesn’t help that he wants to listen to the same stories over and over again.

Diane: [ Chuckling ] Oh, yeah. I must have read the bunny story at least six times. I mean, how many times can a little rabbit hop down the trail?

Jack: [ Chuckles ] Well, you know, I caught him at something the other day.

Diane: What’s that?

Jack: Well, you know how he has those dozens of dinosaurs?

Diane: Oh, I’ve seen them all.

Jack: I’ve always been very impressed that he knew the names of all of them.

Diane: I know, and he points them out — tyrannosaurus rex and triceratops.

Jack: Yeah, but he has a secret. He’s making up half of them.

Diane: What?

Jack: Well, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I had to draw the line at peanutbutter-asaurus.

Diane: [ Laughs ] Peanutbutter-asaurus?

Jack: Yeah. He tried to sell me as a legitimate name. I called him on it.

Diane: And what did he say?

Jack: He just giggled at me.

Diane: Oh, he is such a little stinker.

Jack: Yeah, and he has the charm to pull it all off. Listen, I know you don’t want to interrupt my evening, but there’s no reason I should have to relax alone. Um, can I maybe offer you a drink?

Diane: That would be lovely. Actually, a cup of tea would be nice. After the hectic day I’ve had, I could, um, use something to calm my nerves.

Nate: To surviving another day.

Nick: Yes, sir. I assume your troubles are related to ashland locke?

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Man, that was like three crises ago. You know, we put out one fire, another one just takes its place. It’s constant. You would have thought that when ashland died, the chaos would have gone away, but there’s just more to it, you know? There’s long-term consequences for everything.

Nate: I’ve been dealing with some of those same long-term consequences after my dealings with ashland. For the longest time, I felt suckered. After I found out ashland lied to me about being sick, i thought he chose to exploit me because I’m weak. But that’s not true. I’m not weak. I’m ambitious. And ashland saw that. And you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that. With so many nourishing shades,

Nick: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with ambition, nate. Within reason, you know? You don’t want it to be, uh, malicious or predatory. When that happens, people can sink their claws into anyone or anything, the old and the young, the weak and the strong. Then it turns malicious, whether you intended it to or not.

Nate: Mm. Fair enough. I put it all behind me anyway. It took some time, but I let go of all of my animosity towards ashland.

Nick: Good for you, man.

Nate: I hope victoria has moved on, as well.

Nick: Oh, yeah. She’s killing it, you know, completely focused on running newman. She was born to do that job.

Nate: I don’t know what role I’m destined to play in the business world. I’m still trying to figure out what it is I’m supposed to be doing with my life.

Nick: Things aren’t cool at chancellor-winters?

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Let’s just say I’m questioning a lot of things right now.

Nick: Well, I’m sure you’re gonna, you know, find your path. You’ll carve out a niche for yourself.

Nate: I don’t know about that.

Nick: Well, nate, if things don’t work out at chancellor-winters, you know there’s always other things you can do. Who knows? Maybe you end up at newman someday.

Nate: Thank you for your confidence in me, nick. I really appreciate it. Um, but, you know, I think things are going to start to turn around for me very soon.

[ “Unforgettable” playing ]

Victor: Baby, you’re not normally this uptight before a trip.

Nikki: Well, this trip is different.

Unforgettable, too

Victor: I mean, I know you’re gonna meet this deacon sharpe character. Show him how strong and tough you have become, okay?

Nikki: Yes, I — I plan on that. It’s just gonna be hard, though. I think I’ve been in denial about that.

Victor: Look, baby, why are you still upset about that after all this time?

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. I mean, I was confident when i first made the decision to confront him, but — I don’t know — I think my conversation with victoria kind of shook me. I mean, I am concerned about the negative memories that this meeting will bring up, but not just for what they might do to me…but to us.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Thank you.

Sally: [ Sighs ] So, what is it that couldn’t wait till tomorrow to talk about?

Adam: [ Sighs ] I don’t know if I had anything specific in mind. It wasn’t anything urgent or anything. I just —

Sally: Adam — adam, I have a really big day tomorrow.

Adam: I miss you.

Sally: Please don’t make me regret letting you in here.

Adam: Look, I’m — I’m sorry. What happened at the pool bar — I don’t know if I overstepped or I was picking up on a vibe that wasn’t there.

Sally: [ Scoffs ] It still isn’T.

Adam: I moved too quickly, and I apologize.

Sally: You should not have moved at all.

Adam: Look, I know that i blew it with you in every way possible. But the fact is, I haven’t stopped loving you. And I don’t want to let you go, sally.

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positive breast cancer

Elena: Nick. Hey.

Nick: Hey, elena. I was just, uh, talking to your man in there. I think he’s going through something.

Elena: Oh. Uh, thanks for the heads-up.

Nick: Yeah. Good luck.

Elena: Nate. Everything okay?

Nate: [ Breathes deeply ] I quit.

Elena: What?

Nate: I left my job at chancellor-winters.

Elena: Okay. Wow. Uh, the last time we talked about it, you said you were gonna to stay and try to work things out.

Nate: It was spontaneous. No notice and, uh, not on the best terms.

Elena: Nate. What happened?

Nate: More of the same. Devon admonishes me like a child, doesn’t give me credit, doesn’t trust me. He says I need to be a team player, but it doesn’t seem like he wants me on his team. And I couldn’t take it anymore.

[ Scoffs ] Even when lily and billy agree with me, devon’s need to control the situation surfaces. So I constantly have to acquiesce or not have a say at all. And this time, lily insisted we stay in the room and try to figure things out. And you know what? That made it easier for everyone, and I walked out.

Elena: [ Sighs ] Nate, I was hoping you would at least keep your familial connections intact.

Nate: You weren’t there, elena. Devon did not give me a choice. And honestly, it’s not up to me alone to keep the peace.

Jack: For you.

Diane: Thank you. That’s exactly what I need.

Jack: Oh, I aim to please.

Diane: Mm.

Jack: So, what upset you today?

Diane: Oh, it was nothing.

Jack: Well, it had to be something if you mentioned it.

Diane: Things just got a little crazy at the office, but you don’t need to know the details.

Jack: Is something going on at marchetti I should know about?

Diane: Oh, no, no. The work is good. It’s just…some of the people. Or, should I say, one person.

Jack: I see.

Diane: I’ve tried, jack. I have. But being at the same company with phyllis is very challenging.

Jack: Sometimes we have to work alongside people with whom we do not see eye to eye.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: The secret is to focus on the job. That’s the reason you’re there. The more focused you are, the easier it is to block out any interference with your goals.. I can handle phyllis. I can handle anything she dishes out. I’m not intimidated by her. I just hate the pressure that it puts on kyle and summer. They shouldn’t have to — to worry about their mothers in constant conflict at the office. Maybe me working for marchetti was a mistake.

Victor: You know, sweetheart, I think our relationship is so strong right now — and has been for a while — that I don’t care what deacon sharpe will come up with. He’s not gonna affect it. But I’m concerned about how your visiting him and meeting with him will affect you.

Nikki: I don’t like the person that I was back then. You and I would go out of our way to hurt each other over and over. We’d make decisions on hurt feelings and misinformation. It was just a terrible time in my life. And deacon sharpe was front and center.

Victor: I know. I love you. Lots of ups and downs then, okay? A lot of things that affected our relationship. You know, if there’s one thing i could do again, it is go back in time, erase all the pain that I’ve caused you.

Nikki: I know. The feeling is mutual.

Victor: But, having said that, if you feel so trepidatious about your trip to california, then why the hell don’t you stay here?

Nikki: No, victor, I have to go. I mean, I know seeing him is going to be very unpleasant, but he is the only one who has information that I need.

Victor: Oh. About that damn diane jenkins?

Nikki: Yes. Damn diane jenkins. You know, back when she was “killed,” I thought that deacon was trying to help me avoid jail time for a crime that I didn’t commit. Come to find out there was no murder and deacon knew about it the entire time.

Sally: I did not need to hear that right now.

Adam: Look, sally, why don’t you sit with me and we can figure this out?

Sally: No. I prefer to stand. Thank you very much.

Adam: You know, since we’ve been apart…I’ve seen you, sally. I’ve seen how strong you are, how well you are doing.

Sally: And you hate that?

Adam: I love that. Seeing you succeed makes me think I made the right decision. I mean, it was wrong to do it unilaterally. I know that was a mistake. I know that now.

Sally: Oh, god. Finally. I mean, it took you long enough.

Adam: Look, when we were together, we worked so well together personally and professionally. I mean, we supported each other in a way that nobody else has supported either one of us before. And I’m committed to getting that back.

Sally: Adam —

Adam: With both of us at different companies now, you at newman media and me at jabot, we can avoid the work/family conflict. I mean, that was always the problem.

Sally: So, what? Now, in your mind, we go right back to being together again?

Adam: No. No, I meant when I said. I — I want to earn your forgiveness… and maybe someday earn your love again. Come on, sally. We have so much more potential. I know you’ve realized that I’m a jerk, and maybe I am beyond forgiveness… but are you really ready to throw away what we had? Ughh!

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Sally: Your timing could not be worse.

Adam: Really?

Sally: Yes.

[ Exhales heavily ] I… I shouldn’t even tell you this right now because you — you don’t deserve my honesty at this point.

Adam: Uh, well… what’s going on?

Sally: [ Breathing heavily ] Earlier today, I made an error in judgment.

[ Sighs ] I can’t even believe this happened. I missed a very important meeting because I was at the rooftop bar with you.

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ]

Sally: I prioritized spending time with you, the man who broke my heart and caused me so much pain, and I neglected my job and my own ambition.

Adam: Sally, I — I had no idea.

Sally: Yeah, of course. How could you? I mean, why would you pay attention to anything that doesn’t center around you?

Adam: That’s not entirely fair.

Sally: It’s almost like — it’s almost like missing that meeting wasn’t entirely an accident. It’s like part of my brain wanted to believe that the meeting was actually later so that I could spend time with you. Being with you is intoxicating and apparently prevents me from thinking rationally.

Adam: And I feel the same way about you.

Sally: Yeah, but that’s not a good thing, adam. We can’t act like irresponsible teenagers. We are adults. We have responsibilities. When I was at that rooftop bar with you, it’s like I had this nagging feeling that — that — that I was missing something, and instead of looking into it, I just ignored it. And I chose instead to hang out with the man who shows me little respect.

Adam: Yes, I admit my treatment of you has been unacceptable.

Sally: Yes, it has. And I have continued to put up with it and — and neglect my own well-being. It’s like you’re an addiction. It’s not healthy. It’s toxic. And letting you in, letting you get to me was a huge mistake.

Victor: To be very honest with you, I would love to take care of that bastard deacon sharpe all by myself, if you’d let me.

Nikki: It’s not your fight, victor. It’s mine.

Victor: But, darling, that’s not quite true. That man has done a lot of damage to you, to me, to our family, okay? I’ll just — I’ll ride on the plane with you.

Nikki: I know you would, but I need to do this on my own. And even though I have reservations about this trip, you and I are in a better place than we’ve ever been. I’m not worried about us at all. And there is nothing deacon or anybody else can do to take anything from us.

Victor: But what if someone tried, sweetheart?

Nikki: Let them.

Victor: Good. I like that. And they better not.

Elena: Honestly, I’m relieved you left chancellor-winters. You’ve been so unhappy.

Nate: Mm. I’m glad you understand why i left.

Elena: Yeah, and I am sure a better opportunity will present itself soon. When one door closes —

Nate: Another door opens. And I’m pretty sure I know where that leads.

Elena: What do you mean? Do you have another job lined up?

Nate: Not exactly.

Elena: What are you saying?

Nate: I think I’ve figured out a way to make it clear to devon and everyone else at chancellor-winters just how capable and forward-thinking I really am.

Elena: [ Sighs ] I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Adam: I think — I think you’re right, okay? My clumsy attempts to reconnect with you — they have been selfish and they have been poorly conceived. But there is something between us, sally. You’ve said so yourself.

Sally: But things have changed.

[ Sighs ]

Adam: Look, I’m sorry. I am sorry for monopolizing your schedule today. That was inconsiderate of me. But our time together was not a waste. It was an investment in us, in our future. And I know that you feel the same way.

Sally: There are a lot of things that I need to invest in right now. And unfortunately… you cannot be one of them. You understand business. There are assets and liabilities. Right now, you are a huge liability to me, with no foreseeable return on investment.

Adam: You’re speaking to me in a language I understand.

Sally: I know. I have learned some things. Running a media company is very different than running my little fashion house. I no longer get to set my own schedule. I have a lot resting on my shoulders, and not just with the company, but also the livelihood of all of its employees. Focusing on my love life right now is not something that I can do. I mean, just having a conversation with you has negatively affected my work. I just need to clear my head and refocus.

Adam: I see. I see. So, is this what you and nick were talking about in his office? Losing your focus?

Jack: I disagree with your conclusion that you should leave marchetti. Why give up now? Kyle wants you there. If the whole goal is to build the bond between mother and son, this is the way to do it. Stick to your plan.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Well, getting closer to kyle has been wonderful, but today —

Jack: You said yourself i don’t need to know the details of what happened. Look, I have faith that kyle will make the right decision. You should, too.

Diane: I do.

Jack: So let him make the decision. It’s what’s best for the company. It’s what’s best for strengthening the bond between mother and son.

[ Mug thuds ]

Diane: You’ve become very wise.

Jack: Maybe it just seems that way relative to how unwise I was in my youth.

Diane: [ Laughs ] Well, thank you for your advice. You know, things are a little complicated, but I think you’re right.

Jack: I think maybe at this stage in our lives, we should give in to the idea that life is, if nothing else, complicated.

Diane: Yeah, that’s an understatement. And I want to stay at marchetti. I want to prove that I’m up to the challenge. And it’s not just for kyle anymore.

Jack: No?

Diane: No. It’s for you, too.

Nikki: You know, even though I have apprehension about this trip, I think that it will be very productive. If there is anything illegal in diane’s past, deacon will know about that. He was instrumental in her schemes here, so he’s sure to know something about her time in los angeles.

Victor: But, sweetheart, why don’t you allow me to send my team to california and bring that bastard back to genoa city?

Nikki: What do you mean? Kidnap him?

[ Glass thuds ]

Victor: Well, I didn’t say that, but, you know, offer him a first-class round trip.

Nikki: Victor, you are not going to talk me out of this trip to L.A.

Victor: You are so stubborn. Okay. I give in. You’re going to california to find out from deacon sharpe all you can about diane jenkins so we can finally send that woman the hell out of town, right?

Sally: What nick and i discussed is of no concern to you. It was a business matter.

Adam: I’m just asking to make sure they’re not going to fire you, sally. Missing a meeting might be all they need.

Sally: I really don’t want to get…into what happened with nick, especially not with you.

Adam: What does that mean, especially not with me?

Sally: Because you don’t work for the company, obviously. In fact, you know what? I-I think it’s just best if — if we avoided each other right now.

Adam: I don’t think that’s necessary.

Sally: You know what? Just finish your drink, go back to your room, and I think we should just call this goodbye for now.

Adam: You’re dismissing me?

Sally: Well, I’m — I’m asking you to leave.

Adam: Alright. It’s your room, your rules.

[ Glass clanks ]

[ Sniffs ]

[ Breathes deeply ] Look, I know that you are saying the things that you feel you need to say, the things to get you through the pain that I have caused you, but… I’m asking you to listen to your heart again. I know how deeply you feel, even when you do your best to pretend like you don’T. It’s one of the things I love about you. I realize I hurt you, sally. But I meant every word that i said today. This entire time, I thought that I was protecting you. But I realize how stupid that was. I was wrong, and I am aware of that. And through the whole thing… I never stopped loving you. And I don’t think that love went away for you any more than it did for me. This book has helped me reach so many young homeowners

Elena: Nate. No. You cannot do this.

Nate: Why not?

Elena: It’s a horrible plan.

Nate: Which part?

Elena: All of it.

Nate: I can’t believe this. Once again, you are not supporting me.

Elena: Of course I support you, but sometimes that means letting you know when you’re making a mistake.

Nate: I am building a new career. Unfortunately, that’s not always gonna be easy. You were the one who said i should walk away from chancellor-winters in the first place.

Elena: Not like this.

Nate: Okay, so you don’t like the way I’m taking a step back? The truth is, you never wanted me to leave medicine, so i shouldn’t be surprised you’re hesitant now.

Elena: That is not what this is about, and you know it. I just find it extremely hard to believe that you going through with this plan is gonna get you where you need to go.

Nate: I don’t expect you to always agree with me, but I need you to understand where I am coming from. I honestly have no other viable options.

Elena: Nate, I have been by your side on this path from the beginning, and I have been willing to follow you down this journey, wherever it may lead, but this is going too far. You would be compromising your integrity, and that shouldn’t be a part of business, especially a family business.

Nate: Everything I am doing is justified after what devon put me through.

Elena: I don’t think that’s true. This is not just about you and devon. Other people could be affected. This is wrong. And I want to believe, in your heart, you know it’s wrong. Come on, nate. You need to think this through.

Jack: In what way does your desire to stay at marchetti involve me?

Diane: I’ll tell you. Remember when I said that i hoped that we could become friends?

Jack: Mm-hmm.

Diane: Well, I take pride in us getting closer to that goal. I mean, come on. Look at us. Could you have imagined us sitting here like this a couple months ago?

Jack: No, I definitely could not.

Diane: No.

Jack: But this is nice.

Diane: It is nice. And I do take pride in how far we’ve come. But maybe I shouldn’t since pride is one of the deadly sins.

Jack: [ Laughs ] I think we have all fallen prey to pride.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: I want you to know i truly admire your determination to prove you’ve changed.

Diane: Thank you. I probably should get home.

Jack: Oh, okay.

Diane: Yeah, I have another big day at the office tomorrow.

Jack: Oh! I had no idea how late it was. Look, if — if you don’t feel like driving, you can stay in one of the guest rooms.

Diane: I should probably go. But thank you for your hospitality, jack. Good night.

Jack: Good night.

Victor: I will have my security team follow you every step while you’re in L.A.

Nikki: I told victoria you would insist on that.

Victor: You bet.

Nikki: But, darling, please make sure they’re discreet. I don’t want them to spook deacon.

Victor: Sweetheart, at the sign of any trouble, they will be there for you, alright?

Nikki: I’m sure it won’t come to that. But I’m glad for the extra sense of security.

[ Both smooch ]

Victor: After what happened to victoria, we can’t be careful enough, my darling. And you know damn well family means everything to me.

Nikki: That’s why I love you.

[ Smooches ]

Nick: Vick, you here?

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone vibrating ]

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Sniffles ]

Adam: Something important?

Sally: Huh?

Adam: The text.

Sally: [ Sniffles ] It’s none of your concern.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Maybe not, but I can’t help but be curious.

Sally: Adam, you are looking for answers and chances that i just can’t give you. I need time. And space. [ Sighs ] So, you know what? I think — I think it’s best that you just go.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Sally: [ Sniffles ]

[ Door slams ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

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Sally: Well, how about that? I’ll tell you what. Let’s make a deal. I won’t stop fighting for what i want…if you won’T.

Victoria: Well, that would be my final offer. Take it or leave it.

Lily: I mean, come on. $3 million isn’t even in the ballpark.

Victoria: Well, I understand that’s your argument, but that doesn’t mean I have to accept it.

Lily: You’ll have to come up by about 50% in order for me to even consider it.

Victoria: Well, actually, uh, you need us more than we need you, so that’s why I’m holding firm. Alright, then. We have a deal. Congratulations on being in business with newman enterprises.

Lily: You know what? Why don’t you get back to me when you’re more serious? Okay. That’s better. Put together a proposal and send it over. Sounds like you had a very lucrative call.

Victoria: Yes, it was. And yours?

Lily: Yeah, went really well. Amazing how much business gets done out of the office and after hours.

Victoria: Oh, I know. Well, sometimes this all makes me feel very freeing, but then sometimes it feels like the phone is glued to my ear.

Lily: The life of a ceo has its downsides, but in the end, I do love it.

Victoria: Yeah. Me too.

[ Chuckles ]

Lily: [ Clears throat ] Um, in non-work-related news, i think billy will reach out to you about the kids visiting this weekend.

Victoria: Oh. Perfect.

Lily: Okay. Great. Um, I’ll see you later.

Victoria: Uh, lily, before you go, there’s — there’s something that I — I wanted to say to you, um, mogul to mogul.

Devon: Hey.

Nate: Hey.

Devon: Hang on a second. Are we just not talking? Is that what’s happening? I’m here and you’re here. We can have a face-to-face if you’d like.

Nate: I’m calling it a day. Let’s do this tomorrow.

Devon: I’d really rather not prolong this.

Nate: Fine. If you want to do this now, we can do it now.

Devon: Good.

Jack: This is not like you.

Victor: What’s not?

Jack: Giving up. I don’t believe for one second that you’re willing to walk away from adam. He is your son. This is when you call me out for claiming to know how you feel about your son, when you tell me I couldn’t possibly understand the situation the way you do.

Victor: You can’t understand, not this time, man. You know, fathers and sons often have difficult relationships. I was very, very proud to call adam my son. But he’s also caused me a lot of heartache. But I must say that I have had nothing but good intentions where he is concerned. Of course, that applies to my other children, as well. Anyway…

[ Inhales deeply ] Not easy being a father sometimes, is it?

Jack: Well, we certainly try.

Victor: Yeah. And by the way, my apologies, okay? I’ve been remiss in conveying my condolences in regard to keemo. This is the sound of better breathing.

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Lily: If you’re about to offer me some helpful advice, thank you, but it’s not very necessary. Chancellor-winters is doing really great, actually. We’re on a roll.

Victoria: I know that. I’m actually well aware. I do keep track of local business news, especially when someone makes a move as big as buying the grand phoenix.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Thank you. We are very excited about that acquisition.

Victoria: And you should be. That’s what I wanted to say. Congratulations.

Lily: Wow. Thank you.

Victoria: You’re welcome. Look, I’m really sorry that things got unnecessarily tense between us for a while. I was dealing with ashland, and, honestly, I feel like the stress of that just — just kind of affected every part of my life. But I’ve put that behind me now, and I feel like I’m starting a new chapter and getting a fresh start. And I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you as a peer. I mean, you and I — we’re part of a very exclusive club, female ceos [Chuckles] Which thankfully is growing. And I just think that we need to recognize and value each other whenever and wherever we can.

Lily: Thank you for saying that. And I am very honored to be a part of the club. Maybe we should have, like, a secret handshake.

Victoria: Yes, we should definitely come up with one of those.

Lily: And I think congratulations are in order for you, too. I’ve heard of newman’s very impressive acquisitions.

Victoria: Oh. Well, I didn’t realize that the word was out about those. I guess I’m not the only one with my ear to the ground.

Lily: No.

Victoria: Thank you very much for your kind words. And, um, yes, I guess our company is on a roll right now, too. And of course I would like to take all of the credit for it, but we don’t do it alone, do we? It’s important — very, very important — to have a team that you can rely on.

Nate: I’m sure you want to kick this off by giving me some sort of lecture? Put me in my place?

Devon: No, that’s the last thing I want to do. But here’s another example of you jumping to conclusions about me.

Nate: So, how do you want to do this?

Devon: I want you to say what’s on your mind and get everything off your chest that you’ve been hanging onto because the back-and-forth we’ve been having has to stop.

Nate: That is the first thing we’ve agreed on in a while. Frankly, it’s been rather strange having to keep things so artificially professional. It would be refreshing just to speak bluntly with my cousin, with nobody else around and no one to prove anything to.

Devon: I’m — I’m all for that. So, here’s your opportunity. Go for it.

Nate: I’d like for you to finally admit what your big problem is.

Devon: What makes you think that I’m the one with the problem?

Nate: Ever since I took this job, you’ve rejected every single idea I’ve ever had. Doesn’t matter what it is or what the merits might be. Before the thought is fully out of my mouth, you’re telling me why it can’t work. And that’s been from day one, starting with the launch party, which was actually a huge success.

Devon: Well, you do know that you still haven’t lived up to those 50 podcasts that you promised that, right?

Nate: I would have reached that goal if you would have approved more of the series i submitted.

Devon: They weren’t all ready to be approved.

Nate: Uh-huh. And you never gave me a specific reason why. So now, in your head, my entire worth and the company’s reputation is riding on producing that number.

Devon: Well, I’m not really sure how you’re jumping to that exaggeration because no one’s basing your worth off of one thing that you did. And I’m not gonna apologize for wanting our company to live up to its word, and it’s a word that you put out into the world.

Nate: You’re never gonna apologize for anything.

Devon: That’s just it, nate. I’m not really clear on what you think that I need to apologize for. Because you bring me your ideas. I don’t tell you to not speak. I listen, and then I make decisions about what you tell me. That’s how business works.

Nate: But business does involve keeping an open mind and seeing the potential in things. Take my music festival idea. I’ve bent over backwards to answer all of your concerns, and you still found a way to shoot it down. And I want to know why. What’s really going on here, huh? Is giving me a hard “no” some kind of thrill for you? Or is the real reason you want a yes man in my position, someone with zero ideas of their own?

Devon: No. I’ll tell you exactly what i want, nate. I want someone who’s willing to learn and who believes that i know what I’m talking about and doesn’t run around here with a “screw what my boss says” attitude.

Nate: [ Scoffs ] So, that’s how you see me.

Devon: That’s what you’ve displayed to us from day one. Before the launch, you, me, lily, and billy — we all discussed exactly how much and how little we were gonna share. And you took that, and you threw it out the window and said, “you know what? I’m gonna do whatever I want to do.” I’m not the only one who sees it. Do you think jill was oblivious to the way you just stormed out of that video meeting? I mean, what a first impression to make on the co-owner of the company.

[ Doorknob rattles ]

Adam: Sally? I saw your car was still in the garage. Are you in there?

[ Doorknob rattles ]

[ Exhales sharply ] I was on an antidepressant,

Jack: Thank you for your condolences.

Victor: Well, the loss of a child is something no parent should have to suffer. I’m sorry you had to go through that.

Jack: It was indeed a heartache.

Victor: Yeah. You know, I recall now a conversation you and I had last time, one of the few times you and I had a drink together, and you were talking about regretting certain mistakes you may have made in regard to raising your children. You were talking about keemo then, weren’t you?

Jack: I was. And the words you shared with me that day really hit home. Despite our years of animosity and conflict, they meant a lot to me. Thank you.

Victor: I appreciate that. I’ve realized over the years that nothing is more important than family.

Jack: It is the one thing you and I have always agreed on. I believe that with everything in me. It is why I do not understand your stance where adam’s concerned.

Victor: I’d rather not talk about that.

Jack: Okay.

Victor: However, talking about family, I ran into your granddaughter, allie. What a beautiful young lady.

Jack: Yes, she is.

Victor: My goodness.

Jack: In the short time i have known her, she has brought nothing but joy to my life.

Victor: And you know that my grandson noah is quite smitten with her.

Jack: Yeah, we may have another abbott-newman couple on our hands.

Victor: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I guess I can’t control everything.

Jack: Much as you may try.

Victor: Mm.

Jack: Look, we figured it out with summer and kyle. Who knows? Maybe if our grandchildren and children are pairing up, we’ll have another generation of abbott-newmans walking around again.

Victor: We haven’t gotten there yet, okay?

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: So don’t put the cart before the horse, alright?

Adam: Has hell frozen over?

Jack: That may be. I am having what could actually be called a pleasant conversation with your father.

Adam: I’m guessing it’s not about my new position at jabot. My dad would never be in good spirits about that.

Jack: In fact, we did talk about you. Among other things. The meaning of family. The gift a son can be to his father.

[ Both exhale heavily ]

Nick: I’m hungry. You want to get something to eat?

Sally: Sure.

Nate: What exactly did you tell jill? Because I am sure you gave her an earful.

Devon: Oh, yeah? You’re so sure that I did? I had every right to say something, didn’t I?

Nate: Did you tell her why i was frustrated? Or did you say I was a problem, not a team player, even though you’re the one who never lets me off the bench?

Devon: Your name never came out of my mouth, nate. I didn’t bring you up. I had nothing good to say, so i didn’t say anything at all. Lily tried to play off what you did, but I’m sure jill was sitting there thinking the same thing I’m thinking, and that’s, what are you getting out of all this? ‘Cause I don’t think it’s to help the company.

Nate: That’s funny — because from where I was sitting right here, it seemed like jill was really into my ideas.

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: And at the very least, she appreciated the healthy debate, unlike some people.

Devon: Tell me what’s healthy, though, about your singular focus on only your ideas and how you want to do things. It doesn’t work like that. You’re like a damn surgeon with a god complex, where you think you’re above everyone else and you don’t have to listen, okay? It’s not gonna fly here.

Nate: You’re really throwing my surgery career in my face right now? Is that how you doing it, huh? What? You want to hit me? Is that what you want? Because, fair warning, I won’t hold back this time.

Devon: So, this is obviously what this is all really about. You can’t take a punch, right?

Nate: A sucker punch, a sucker punch. Let’s run that back.

Devon: Run it — we’re in an office.

Nate: Let’s run that back.

Devon: What are you talking about?!

Nate: No. What do you me–

Billy: That is enough.

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Adam: My dad was waxing on about what a gift I am to him? I find that one hard to believe. I know he is deeply disappointed in me.

Jack: I would never presume to speak for victor newman, but he did say a number of kind things about you. I was just sharing with him that I thought your move to jabot was the right change at the right time.

Adam: Yeah, well, I already know how he feels about it.

Victor: It’s a huge mistake, son, that both of you will regret.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I see. You were gonna tell jack how much he’s going to regret hiring me. Now, that I will believe.

Victor: As a matter of fact, what I told jack is that you and I are done. Last time we talked, you thought it was the best idea for you to move on, since I have no control over your life, over your actions, since I cannot convince you that the best place for you is your family and to be part of my company. So, you move on, son.

Jack: There is no reason to deal in ultimatums here.

Victor: You will regret this step. I promise you. But good luck to you. Thank you for the tequila. I hope this didn’t break your bank.

Lily: It’s definitely important to build a solid team, which I think we’ve actually done at chancellor-winters.

Victoria: Well, I don’t mean to overstep. I just remember what it was like working side by side with billy. I mean, most of the time it was good, but I didn’t have him simultaneously podcasting his opinion to the masses. I mean, that must be challenging.

Lily: Actually, he, uh — he stepped away from the podcast. He’s focusing solely on his coo job.

Victoria: Oh. I thought he was thoroughly enjoying spouting off in a public forum.

Lily: [ Laughs ] No, he was. He was. But he did some soul-searching and realized that, you know, i think it was just taking up too much of his time. So he’s back on the path, ready to shine.

Victoria: Well, I always wish him the best. You know, I never questioned my decision to work with my brother and my mom, but I understand what it’s like being close to the people who are also your colleagues. It has its own complications.

Lily: Yeah. I’m really sorry for what you went through with ashland. I can’t even imagine how difficult that must have been.

Victoria: It was a lot. But I was happy to have my family around me helping me through that, both personally and professionally.

Lily: Yeah. I’m sure. No, I-I also am very happy to have my family around me, too, because, like newman, you know, we’re also a family company. So, we have issues, obviously, but we keep it professional. So it’s all good.

Billy: What the hell is going on?

Devon: Oh, well, he’s wanting to get into it and have a fight in the office. You know, real professional stuff.

Nate: I have had it with you acting like you’re taking the high road, like you’re some level-headed executive forced to deal with the newbie. Well, I may be relatively new to this, but that doesn’t mean i have no worth. You don’t get to play hero when all you’ve done is hand me a meaningless title with zero power to do anything.

Devon: Nate, for whatever reason, man, you just can’t get it through your head that you’re not a one-man band and that you have collaborators to work with and bosses.

Nate: And you get off on being a boss. You think I have an ego? Yours is out of control.

Billy: Okay, I don’t think any of this is helping, alright? And I know that it’s late, but I’m not the only one left here, and if I can hear you in my hall, that means the whole floor can hear you guys.

Nate: Let them hear. After tonight, it won’t be a problem. No more fighting, no more yelling. I’m done with you, and I am done with this place. I quit.

Adam: Well, so much for no ultimatums. That sounded pretty final. Then again, everything victor says sounds that way, huh?

Jack: I’m sorry, adam.

Adam: I’m not. I’m actually the one who suggested we should part ways. I just… I hope it sticks this time. But he probably won’t be able to restrain himself for long.

Jack: I have never claimed to understand or be able to read the mind of victor newman. But I can tell you this — that man is in pain over this latest break with you.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Jack: And I continue to sense, despite the bravado, you’re in pain, too.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Can I get a scotch? Can you make it a double? I’m jonathan lawson

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Billy: Hold on a second. I don’t think you meant what you just said.

Nate: I most certainly did. I quit.

Billy: Okay, well, I think you need to take a breath and not make a hasty decision.

Nate: I assure you, I am not. I’ve considered this for a while now.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Look, you guys, whatever’s going on between you, clearly it spiraled into something else, alright? But let’s not blow it out of proportion right now. You guys are adults. You should be able to talk about this.

Devon: Billy, talking things out doesn’t really work when no one’s listening, so…

Nate: Exactly.

Lily: Hey. What’s going on?

Devon: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Devon: Nate just quit.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] That is a polite way of saying I couldn’t take any more of devon’s B.S.

Billy: Alright.

Lily: Wha–

Billy: Well, I’ve tried to mediate, but this is above my pay grade. So, uh, this is about family at this point.

Lily: Yeah. Um… yeah. Thank you. I’ll see you at home.

Billy: I really, honestly hope that you all can keep the peace.

Lily: [ Sighs ] My god, I am really getting tired of this.

Nate: So am I. That’s why I’m leaving.

Lily: No, you’re not. ‘Cause you might be his coo, but I do not accept your resignation. No, the three of us — we’re gonna stay here until we work this out.

Devon: Okay, well, I hope you’re prepared to be here all damn night, so…

Lily: Yeah, I am prepared ’cause I am willing to do whatever it takes. You guys, come on. I get your frustrations, okay? I can even see both sides of your argument. At the end of the day, all you want is what’s best for chancellor-winters. You’re just going about it in different ways. But come on. We’re family. Right? We have issues, we work them out, and we become stronger on the other side. That’s what we do. And who taught us that? My dad. And if he were here, he would not stand for this. So, we’re gonna stay here until we work it out and we find common ground.

Nate: Lily, thank you for everything you’ve done. I really appreciate it. And I believe in family just as much as neil did. But this particular situation feels untenable. I cannot see a way to make it work.

Devon: It’s not that difficult. I’m only asking for respect.

Nate: Me too. And I’m clearly not gonna get it.

Devon: Okay, well, uh… I don’t know what to do. I’m tired of trying to satisfy this guy. So I think that we’ve probably reached the end of the road.

Victor: [ Sighs heavily ]

Adam: Hey.

Nick: Hey.

Sally: Hi there.

Adam: You guys working late? You, uh, want join me for a drink?

Sally: We would, but we still have to go over a few things.

Nick: Yeah, it’s a work dinner, killing two birds with one stone.

Adam: I, uh — I actually came by to see you earlier, but you weren’t in your office.

Sally: I was upstairs in nick’s office.

Nick: Yeah. Meeting. Marketing issue.

Adam: You know, I just realized I haven’t eaten. Do you mind if I join you two? I still practice for what’s next.

Billy: [ Sighs heavily ]

Victoria: Well, it looks like you’ve had a trying day.

Billy: Is it that obvious?

Victoria: I can usually tell your moods. I mean, you have it written all over your face.

Billy: Mm. Can I sit?

Victoria: Go ahead.

Billy: [ Sighs, groans ]

Victoria: So, what’s wrong?

Billy: What isn’t?

Victoria: Oh. More than a bad day.

Billy: Well, you know when it feels like there’s an endless line of problems and issues and they all have to be dealt with at one time?

Victoria: You mean life?

Billy: Yeah. But can’t it just relax every once in a while in the minute? Like, I mean, can’t it just go smoothly every once in a while?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Sounds like, now that he’s left his recording booth, the grinning soul needs a new outlet to spew his truth.

Lily: I refuse to give up on what we’re building here, and i am not gonna let you quit.

Devon: Lily, I really think it’s for the best.

Nate: [ Scoffs ] You heard him.

Lily: Oh, my god. Do you guys have any idea that we are on the cusp of something huge here? Do you know the vote of confidence that jill had to have to want to take the company public? I mean, come on. We can do amazing things, and i want to see what we can accomplish. So let’s go on this journey together.

Devon: Wait a second. You’re seriously considering jill’s proposal?

Lily: Yes. Of course I am. I’d be crazy not to. I mean, think of the doors this could open for the company. And all we have to do to move forward is present a united front. And that includes nate.

Nate: Lily, I am moved by your faith in me. But it’s clear that absolutely nothing’s gonna change on devon’s end. So, as much as I want to stay a part of chancellor-winters, you’re trying to convince the wrong person, and that tells me everything I need to know. I’m done. Goodbye.

Sally: Mmm. I didn’t realize how hungry i was. These appetizers were great.

Adam: Mm. You guys want to order some more? Seems like you’ve built up quite the appetite. Although I do remember a lot of nights at newman media when you forgot to eat ’cause we were so…engrossed in work.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Mm-hmm. Yeah, sometimes I’m just so focused on things that everything else can fall by the wayside. Like tonight. It was like work, work, work.

Adam: Being a real taskmaster, huh?

Nick: I’d say she’s self-motivated.

Adam: Mm.

[ Glass thuds ] I would agree.

Sally: Everything is a give-and-take. Anyway, um, things at newman are going really well. We have a lot of forward momentum.

Nick: Yeah.

Adam: Well, I’m sure you’re continuing to do amazing work there. Although I did have a few questions about the romantic-advice video channel and online column that you green-lit, but it’s a big hit.

Nick: Yeah, it’s doing huge numbers.

Adam: You know what people want, sally. You have a knack for it.

Nick: You know what? Why don’t we take a break from the business talk?

Sally: Sure. Yeah. Let’s cleanse and refresh our minds talking about something else.

Adam: Okay. New topic.

Nick: The weather? Sports!

Sally: [ Chuckles ] You sound like a newscast. Oh, by the way, that actually reminds me — I want to pitch a new platform to you whenever we get back to…work.

[ Chuckles ] Damn it.

Victor: [ Grunting ]

[ Grunting continues ]

[ Grunting continues ]

[ Grunting continues ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Breathing deeply ]

Nate: Tequila soda, please.

[ Sighs ] Voicemail. Elena, it’s me. I need to talk. Um, meet me at society as soon as you can.

[ Footsteps approaching ] (Rose h) smoking caused my lung cancer.

Billy: You know I’m not doing the podcast anymore, right?

Victoria: Yes, I did hear that. And I’m surmising from your mood that your career move is not exactly the answer you were looking for.

Billy: [ Sighs ] There’s some internal conflict at chancellor-winters at the moment, and it’s reaching an excessive level. And I’m not a fan.

Victoria: Well, you do realize that a certain amount of drama will forever be a part of the business world.

Billy: I do realize that, yes, but it needs to be manageable.

[ Sighs ] And right now it’s affecting everything and it’s got the potential to sink the ship and i don’t want to see that happen. Right now, it’s more than a distraction. It’s a disruption. And I don’t know what to do about it. We’ve got two immovable forces going head to head, and something’s got to give.

Lily: I really hope that nate just cools off and changes his mind and comes back.

Devon: Oh, I wouldn’t hold your breath. It’s been building to this, and I’m sure he’s had plenty of time to give it thought.

Lily: God. I was trying to do everything i could to convince him to stay.

Devon: Yeah. I noticed. I was surprised that you used the public offering card.

Lily: Well, yeah, I was willing to say anything to win him over.

Devon: So then you’re not seriously considering jill’s proposal?

Lily: No, I’m completely serious.

Devon: Okay. I was under the impression that when you said that you needed to take time to talk about it with me, that was your polite way of saying no.

Lily: No. Look, I mean, I had my doubts initially, but after looking at the numbers and doing the research, my new mission now is to convince you that this is the right thing to do.

Imani: Hey. Are you okay? You look furious.

Nate: I am, and I’m not gonna try and hide.

Imani: I don’t want you to, nate. You can always be yourself with me. Now, calm down and tell me what happened.

Nate: Listen, I, um — I know you want me to stick around chancellor-winters. I heard everything you said, and I believed a lot of it, that i should keep fighting, make a bold move.

Imani: I believe the word i used was “ruthless.”

Nate: Yeah, but, um, ultimately, I just cannot keep banging my head against the wall. And my argument earlier with devon just pushed me over the edge.

Imani: So, what did you do?

Nate: I walked away from chancellor-winters.

[ Both sigh ]

Nick: That was an interesting dinner.

Sally: Yeah. Wasn’t as big a disaster as it could have been.

Nick: That’s true.

Sally: Good night.

Nick: Good night, sally.

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[ Computer keys clacking ]

[ Footsteps approaching ]

[ Knock on door ]

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: I wasn’t sure you’d still be here. It’s after hours.

Sally: Well, I’m making up for lost time. There’s no way I was about to leave just because the sun went down. In spite of everything that happened, I’m determined to end today on a strong note.

Nick: Glad to hear it.

Sally: Yeah, I’m all about forward momentum, so this is me putting 100% effort into my job. Let there be no doubt that newman media is my number-one priority. I’m gonna prove to everyone that I belong in this chair.

Nick: Yeah… about that — we should talk.

Nikki: Oh, darling, you’re back. Welcome home.

Victoria: Oh, thank you.

Nikki: Mwah.

Victoria: I got in this afternoon, but we were both so busy at the office that we didn’t even cross paths. So I thought I’d stop by tonight so that we could catch up.

Nikki: Oh, um, is there a business matter we need to take care of?

Victoria: No, no, nothing like that at all. I, um — I was leaving work, and I noticed your e-mail that you plan on being out of the office tomorrow, and I was just wondering. What’s up?

Nikki: Oh, I decided at the last minute to go to L.A. And meet with ridge and eric forrester.

Victoria: Why?

Nikki: Well, kyle has told me he is planning a surprise for summer. He wants them to renew their vows here in town because a lot of people weren’t able to go to milan for their wedding. Isn’t that romantic?

Victoria: Yes, it is — very — but what does that have to do with you going to L.A.?

Nikki: I want forrester creations to design a special gown for summer as my gift.

Victoria: But why not just have one of lauren’s fashion designers do it? Or better yet, you could consult with the team at marchetti.

Nikki: Well, because it’s a surprise. I mean, we’d never be able to keep it a secret with all those people if summer works with them all. So, forrester will do a beautiful job.

Victoria: Yes, I know. Of course they will do a beautiful job. But why do I get the feeling that there’s something else going on here?

Nikki: I-I have no idea.

Victoria: I mean, if all you’re doing is meeting with eric and ridge, I mean, couldn’t you easily do that by phone or a video call? Instead, you’re clearing your very busy schedule, and you’re hopping on a plane for one meeting. Sorry, mom, I’m not buying it. I need you to tell me the truth. What is this trip really about?

Jack: Victor, you here to say hello or just to cast a dark shadow?

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Expecting someone?

Jack: No, I’m flying solo. Care to join me for a drink?

Victor: Sure.

Jack: I know abby keeps your favorite tequila in stock. I could get the first round started, though I doubt you’re going to want to toast my latest hire.

Victor: You’re right about that.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Mm. I am happy to report harrison was tucked away in bed. Not asleep yet, but he’s chilling out with his favorite stuffed fox.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: What are you working on?

Summer: I am looking at the proofs from tessa’s photo shoot, pictures from after she relaxed.

Kyle: Hmm. You mean the shots taken after adam left? For someone who just started working at jabot, I am already feeling the dark cloud of his presence.

Summer: Adam drives me crazy, too, but we promised to respect jack’s wishes. That means trying to stay positive. One way to do that is to not talk about adam at all unless it is absolutely necessary.

Kyle: Especially now, when we have so much to celebrate.

Summer: We do?

Kyle: Mm-hmm. Listen. Hear that?

Summer: What? [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: Beautiful, golden silence. Our boy is upstairs in bed. Nobody else is home.

Summer: Hmm.

Kyle: We have the whole place to ourselves.

Summer: I guess we do.

Kyle: Oh, imagine the possibilities.

Summer: My mind is going all sorts of places.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: All we need is a little music.

[ Soft music plays ]

Summer: And a little wine. I’ll go get a bottle.

Kyle: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s something I need to do first.

Summer: I guess the wine can wait.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

[ Doorbell rings ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Hold that kiss.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: Mom. What are you…doing here?

Diane: I am livid. And it’s all because of phyllis.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

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Chance: How about we take the baby monitor, go sit by the pool, maybe take a little late-night dip? I don’t know, looks like a beautiful night tonight. I could use some air.

[ Sighs ]

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Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

[ Tv channels changing ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Tv turns off ]

[ Sighs ]

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Diane: Summer, I hate to say this, but your mother is relentless. I swear, that woman —

Kyle: Okay, mom, just slow down, tell us what happened.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Came across a document relating to marchetti home — A.K.A. The line that phyllis heads up. It was — it was an agreement with a subcontractor to create furniture for an outrageous sum! It sent up a huge red flag for me. It reeked of some sort of kickback scheme.

Summer: Wait, back up a minute. How did you come across it?

Diane: It was a file on my computer.

Summer: That doesn’t make any sense. You don’t have anything to do with the home division.

Diane: Exactly. Look, summer, you are not conniving like your mother. You don’t think the same way. But I knew right away what happened. Phyllis, the very savvy computer hacker, slipped that document onto my hard drive. She’s setting me up.

Summer: [ Inhales deeply ]

Nikki: Darling, please, can’t we just enjoy some time together before I leave?

Victoria: I would love that, but I just can’t shake this feeling that you’re holding something back from me. I can hear it in your voice. Mom, you’re avoiding eye contact with me. I know you very well.

Nikki: Alright, fine. Since it’s clear you’re not going to drop this, I will tell you everything.

Victoria: Please do.

Nikki: Well, I am going to have a dress designed for summer, but that’s not the only reason for my trip.

Victoria: What is?

Nikki: Diane jenkins/ I am determined to find something I can use to drive her out of town. So I am going to L.A. To confront the one person who may have some information — deacon sharpe. If you have age-related macular degeneration,

Abby: Hi! [ Chuckles ] Oh, my god, you’re early, but that’s okay. Um, that means we can spend more time together.

Chance: Honey, I’m sorry, I have to cancel date night tonight.

Abby: Why?

Chance: I have to go out of town for a few nights. It’s just for a stakeout.

Abby: Oh, can’t you at least stay for dinner? And better yet, you could leave in the morning. I mean, do you have to leave right now?

Chance: I wish I could. With this case, it’s just — it’s too important to let slide. I mean, this is an investigation of a lifetime. And it means everything to me.

Abby: Everything? What about me? What about our family?

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Sharon: Hey, you working late? Need a little caffeine to get you through an all-night stakeout?

Chance: Actually, the opposite. I’m here because I’m not working and I’m feeling a bit restless. Things have eased up for me a little bit at work since I’ve closed all of rey’s cases.

Sharon: Oh, yeah, you’re feeling a little lost at sea, aren’t you? Especially now you’ve finished working on the ashland case.

Chance: Wow, I didn’t know it was that obvious.

Sharon: Well, it’s probably not, to most, but I know that when rey would finally finish working on a complicated case, it would leave him feeling antsy and restless and needing to find something to do.

Chance: Yeah, well, you know, I haven’t really thought about it that much. But you know what? I’m sure I will figure out what I need to do now. For now, I’ll just take some tea. Decaf, please.

Chelsea: I could use one of those, too. Mind if I join you?

Victor: Cheers, jack. Now, I spoke with adam earlier about his latest career move. I would like to hear from you why you hired him as co-ceo of your company.

Jack: Actually, that’s very simple. I needed someone, he was available, and the best person for the job?

Victor: Only adam?

Jack: I suppose I could have cast the net a bit wider, but adam and I have history. We have a friendship. I think you and I will agree that his talents are indisputable. I needed someone I could count on — a partner, if you will — and not for the reasons most people would think. I want to spend more time with my grandchildren. Jabot has always been, will always be, important to me. But lately I have learned there’s more to life.

Victor: Mm-hmm. I agree with that. Adam led me to believe that you hired him so that you could distract him from his anger toward me. Is that so?

Jack: I suppose that was a consideration, but I assure you, whether you believe it or not, I did not hire adam to get under your skin. I honestly believe, in the end, this will benefit all of us — you, adam, and me.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Remember what I’m telling you now. Hiring adam… is a huge mistake.

Sally: I thought we came to an understanding earlier. But given the fact that you’re back here, I’m guessing things took a turn whenever you went upstairs to see your sister.

Nick: I did report back to victoria, who rightfully expected an explanation for your absence from the marketing summit.

Sally: I can only imagine what she had to say when you told her I got the time wrong and then I got hung up talking to adam.

Nick: I didn’t feel the need to give her any details. I just told her there were some extenuating circumstances that, you know, you messed up and that you’re very sorry for that.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Well, I appreciate the kind description of what happened,

[Inhales deeply] But I doubt that satisfied victoria. Okay, well, I guess that answers my question. So, [Inhales deeply] What, is that it, then? Am I out of a job? (Christine) my son really had to be

Sharon: Here you go.

Chelsea: Thank you.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Sharon: Oh, excuse me. Yeah? Oh, sure. I can do that. I’ll see you in a minute. Sorry, that was mariah and tessa. They need me to pop up there. Um, is there anything else you need for the moment?

Chelsea: I’m great. Thanks, sharon.

[ Sighs ]

Chance: So, how was your day?

Chelsea: Uh, you know, had its ups and downs. Not gonna lie, it was rough at first; then it got better because I got to spend time with johnny and connor. Yeah, billy and I got them together at the pool.

Chance: Well, yeah, that sounds fun.

Chelsea: Yeah. Yeah, it was fun. Um… [ Sighs ] It was fun, and then I went back to my suite by myself, and I felt really lonely and really restless and actually really anxious. And I’m not sure why. I’m sorry. You told me I could vent to you about this stuff, and now I bet you’re regretting saying that.

Chance: No, not a bit. I’m glad you feel comfortable enough to be honest with me. I just hope you’re taking it easy on the alcohol, though, to alleviate the pain.

Chelsea: Yeah, I’m not gonna drink like that again for a really long time. Um, thank you for making sure I got home safely.

Chance: Anytime. You know what? I think I might be able to help you out again right now.

Nick: I didn’t come here to fire you, sally, but you’re right about one thing. Vick is losing her patience. So much so, she’s starting to look around at other options.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I mean, I know you both signed off on giving me this chance, but I know that victoria hasn’t been as much in my corner as you have. And I have no illusions about how victor really feels about me.

Nick: [ Sighs ] It’s not over yet. Alright? I believe in you. I’ve told you that many times. You’ve come up with some really great ideas that I think you should have an opportunity to execute. So I really talked up those concepts to the executive team. And you know what? I want to prove I was right. Too.

Sally: I appreciate that. It’s nice to know I have at least one senior exec pulling for me.

[ Inhales deeply ] And I have spent every minute managing the fallout from my screw-up earlier. I responded to every single e-mail that people sent about chloe making the presentation in my absence, and I personally called the top newman enterprises and newman media execs to apologize. And then I set up follow-up meetings with all of them. I’m on it. I’m doing everything in my power to salvage this situation.

Nick: Alright. I know you intend to.

Sally: But you can’t guarantee that it’ll be enough. You’re still wondering if I can get it together and be the leader that you need me to be or if I’m going to continue to let my feelings for adam hold me back.

Victoria: Mom, I can’t even believe that you would consider seeing deacon sharpe face-to-face. God, no, no. I mean, for a million reasons.

Nikki: Well, I have one very good reason to go. If anybody knows the real dirt about what diane was up to when she was living all those years under an assumed identity, it would be him.

Victoria: Well, what about talia morgan? You saw the scathing article she wrote about diane. She’s obviously aware of her sordid history. Why not point her in deacon’s direction, you stay out of it.

Nikki: No, this is personal. Deacon helped diane fake her own death, and he was instrumental in my being arrested for her so-called murder. We have a lot of unfinished business.

Victoria: All the more reason for you to stay away from him. The man is disgusting. How can you trust anything that he has to say? And who knows how it’s going to affect you, seeing him?

Nikki: Victoria, I can handle him.

Victoria: Need I remind you of your completely toxic dynamic, how he enabled you to drink, your destructive affair? I mean, mom, he blackmailed you into marrying him. The list goes on and on and on.

Nikki: That was in the past. I’m not the same person I was. I’m much stronger.

Victoria: How do you know that seeing him isn’t going to trigger some — some kind of a setback, that it’s not going to make you want to reach for a drink? Mom, please, it’s just too risky. Can you just let it go?

Diane: Thanks.

Kyle: Okay, mom, just calm down. From what you’ve told me, you can’t assume phyllis is trying to set you up. How would that even work?

Diane: I know it sounds crazy, but please just hear me out.

Kyle: Alright.

Diane: Phyllis could have planted that document on my computer and then sat back to wait for the right time to make her move. Then, she transfers it to her own computer and then pretends to discover it. All she has to do is vehemently deny any responsibility and then use those I.T. Skills to trace it back to me, proving that I’m trying to sabotage her.

Kyle: Wow. That’s — that is a lot to digest.

Summer: Sounds like a very complicated and completely hypothetical scheme.

Diane: I know. And if it were about anyone else, I admit I would seem paranoid. But from the moment your mother asked to join you at marchetti, I knew that she was coming for me. It wasn’t a question of if, but how and when. And now that time has come.

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Jack: Not that I expected a “thank you,” but let’s get real here. You have yanked the rug out from adam more times than he can count. You asked him to run his company. You handed him the keys to the kingdom. And no sooner did you do that, though, you snatched him back away and gave him back to victoria.

Victor: You obviously don’t know the inner workings of my company, nor of my family, do you?

Jack: I do know that the pride and joy that you have in victoria and nicholas and abby is exactly what adam feels is missing in his life.

Victor: And you must understand that adam chooses to see what adam wants to see. Under no circumstances did I ever indicate to him that he’s not part of newman enterprises or my family.

Jack: Okay. How many times over the years have you and adam done this dance? Did you really expect him to graciously accept this demotion, especially after the giant press conference announcing his ascension to the throne? You left him out in the cold. Of course he walked away. What did you think was going to happen?

Victor: I never left him out in the cold.

Jack: And now he’s broken off his relationship with sally. And you know better than anyone, adam at loose ends, angry at you is adam at his most dangerous. Thank god he saw the light and accepted my job offer.

Victor: I’m afraid, jack, that you misunderstood my earlier warning, or you didn’t listen. Hiring my son adam is a huge mistake for you.

Jack: For me? Why?

Victor: He may appreciate it, but trust me, he only accepted your offer to piss me off. Now, once he realizes he cannot get a rise out of me, the job will have lost its allure. And he’ll be out of there unless he’s already fed up long before then.

Jack: And why would he be fed up?

Victor: Why the hell wouldn’t he? Who in your family likes him? Who at jabot likes him? Now you have him work with diane and phyllis. Are you serious? And by the way, what happened to you to allow diane and phyllis to work under your roof?

Jack: I allowed that for one very good reason. Kyle and summer wanted to work with their mothers. Give them an opportunity to rise above the fray.

Victor: Really? How’s that working out for you?

Jack: It’s an ongoing experiment, and we’re keeping a close eye. The bigger point here is that I agreed to that because I had faith in summer and kyle — faith in their ability to keep things running smoothly. The same faith I have in adam.

Victor: And I wish you good luck with that.

Diane: Summer, I know this puts you in an uncomfortable position, and I hate doing that. But you yourself were worried about phyllis lashing out.

Summer: True, but my mom promised not to cross any lines and to maintain nothing but absolute professionalism, just like you did. That being said, I know this is a stressful situation, so we’re going to get to the bottom of it.

Kyle: Don’t worry, summer and I will look into it. But please let us handle it.

Diane: Of course. I will leave it in your very capable hands.

[ Sighs ]

[ Voice breaking ] I’m — I’m just trying so hard to be the best mother and grandmother and co-worker that I can be. And I know I have a lot to make up for, which makes me all the more grateful that the two of you seem to understand that, unlike the vast majority of people in this town. Being on guard 24/7 is a really tough way to live. But tonight I feel seen and heard. And for that, I can’t thank you enough.

Nikki: I appreciate you being so protective of me, but I can handle myself with deacon. I’m not the same person I was back then. There’s absolutely nothing he can do to me now. In fact, he should worry about facing me.

Victoria: I really want to believe that.

Nikki: Sweetheart, please trust me. I’ve got this.

Victoria: This is really important to you, isn’t it?

Nikki: It absolutely is.

Victoria: Okay, but I have to ask one thing. Why now? I mean, has diane been causing some sort of problem for you that I should be aware of?

Nikki: No. Not yet, anyway. She keeps saying that she has changed and she should be welcomed back into our good graces. But I see right through her. She is incapable of change.

Victoria: I get it. You feel very strongly about this.

Nikki: She brought nothing the pain before. And she’ll do it again until somebody stops her. So I am ready to do whatever I have to, to get that woman out of our lives.

Chance: So, I totally understand how you feel. I have bouts of restlessness all the time. And I remember you saying that your old therapist didn’t really have much to offer you. Right? Well, mine actually have some pretty useful advice.

Chelsea: Lucky you.

Chance: Yeah, yeah, he taught me these relaxation techniques to kind of help take the edge off. Want to try one?

Chelsea: Sure. Show me the way.

Chance: Right. Well, take a deep breath. Right?

Chelsea: [ Inhales deeply ]

[ Exhales ]

Chance: Yeah, nice, right from the stomach, deep from the diaphragm, right?

[ Exhales ] And for 4. I want you to hold it for 4.

Nick: I’m not judging you. I told you, I understand how overwhelming dealing with adam can be. You never know if you’re getting the worst or best of him. And he has this unique ability to keep the people around him constantly off balance.

Sally: Even though it might take some time to work through everything that he’s put me through, I refuse to use it as an excuse, because it would be easy to just blame all of my missteps on the fact that he messed with my heart and my head. But I won’t, because I am nobody’s victim.

Nick: No, you are not.

Sally: This is way more than adam. And this is also about my own insecurities and fears.

Nick: It’s funny, sally, when I think about you, fear is the last thing that comes to my mind. Unless I’m thinking about how fearless I think you are.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Sometimes I am. I mean, it’s crazy, but ever since I was little, I knew that I was destined for something great. That’s why I fought so hard to make a name for myself. I wanted to prove to everyone that underestimated me that I had what it takes to succeed.

Nick: Look at you now. I mean, if they could see you, they certainly would be impressed.

Sally: Unfortunately, i stumbled a lot along the way, and I was my own worst enemy. And way too often, I still am. I mean, I have an opportunity of a lifetime. And still there is some small secret part of me that believes that I’m an imposter.

Nick: You ran your own design house.

Sally: Yeah, but that’s nowhere near the scale of business that we’re doing here. And I don’t want to think about that, because obviously I want to prove myself. But I just can’t help but have moments where I just feel lost. And I don’t know if a guy like you can relate to that, but…

Nick: No, I, uh — I know how you feel. Trust me, I know exactly what that’s like.

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Jack: I understand how difficult it must be for you to see adam move on. So, for tonight, I will overlook the condescending attitude.

Victor: I’m not being condescending. I’m simply trying to warn you what you are in for. You do with it what you want. Just know that I tried to get through to my son, to no avail. I’m done.

Jack: Done?

Victor: You bet. A wise man knows when to cut his losses and move on.

Jack: I don’t buy that for one second. You live and breathe family. For you to give up on adam is like you giving up on yourself. And I don’t see you doing that even for one minute. You may be too wounded to see it right now, but I know better.

Victoria: So, how does dad feel about this mission of yours? He is aware of it, isn’t he?

Nikki: Yes, and he is totally for it.

Victoria: Even if he was okay with the idea, I don’t think he’d want you to be alone with deacon, even for one second.

Nikki: Well, I have a feeling I won’t be alone. I’m sure he’s going to send his security team to watch over me.

Victoria: Well, I would feel a lot better if he does.

Nikki: Darling, please don’t worry. It will be worth the effort, and we’ll all be better off for it.

Victoria: I certainly hope so.

Nikki: Now, I have a few things I have to do before your father gets home.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Of course, mom. Just promise me that you’re gonna be careful.

Nikki: I will, darling. I will. I’ll be home before you know it. Phyllis, it’s nikki. Everything is in place for my trip tomorrow, and I am going to get that information we need in L.A. I just want to make sure that you do your part and put on the pressure at marchetti.

Diane: I am so sorry for interrupting. I’m going to go now and let you get back to doing whatever you were doing before I arrived.

Summer: Don’t worry about it. You had something important to tell us.

Diane: Oh, do you think i could go upstairs and say good night to my grandson?

Kyle: Yeah, sure. He’s probably still awake. Go ahead.

Diane: Oh, good. Well, in that case, could I read him a story?

Kyle: I’m sure he’ll enjoy that.

Diane: Okay.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] So… what do you think?

Summer: You mean, about the big plot, the alleged setup? I don’t know, babe. Just seems a little clumsy to me. There’s just something about this that doesn’t ring true.

Kyle: Look, I don’t want to think the worst of phyllis any more than you do, but how else could a marchetti home file get on my mother’s computer? I mean, it must have been deliberately planted to cause her trouble.

Summer: Or that’s just what diana wants us to think.

Kyle: What are you implying?

Summer: [ Sighs ] Don’t get mad, okay? Just think about it. What if diane created the file and this whole crazy story just to throw suspicion on my mom, to get her out of the way so that she can’t undermine diane? All I’m saying is that it seems to me like there’s more than one plausible explanation for what’s going on here.

[ Door closes ]

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Chance: What are you doing up? When I left, you were knocked out.

Abby: I had a bad dream.

Chance: Oh, no. I’m sorry. About what?

Abby: It doesn’t matter. Where were you? I tried calling you.

Chance: I left you a note. Did you not see my note? Uh, oh. Duh. [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to worry you. I was a little restless. I ended up at crimson lights. You were sleeping so good, I didn’t want to wake you up.

Abby: Oh, I am wide-awake now.

Chance: You alright?

Abby: Not really.

Chance: What’s wrong? Are you coming down with something? You sick?

Abby: I feel like something is off between us, like we’re out of sync or something.

Chance: Why? Because I wasn’t here when you woke up? I mean, come on, no. Baby, we’re fine. I mean, we are beyond fine, in fact, right?

Abby: Yeah.

Chance: There’s nothing to worry about. I love you so much. You know that?

Abby: Love you, too.

Nick: You know the truth about how ashland died.

Sally: Yes. It was an accident while you were protecting your sister. It was not your fault.

Nick: I still did it. And I’m struggling, trying to find a way to live with what happened. Desperately trying to prove to myself that I’m still the same person I was before and that it’s okay, you know, to just let go of what happened and try and move on.

Sally: It is. You’re a good person, nick, and you deserve all the good things that life has to offer. You just have to keep believing in yourself.

Nick: It’s ironic, you know, that was the exact advice I was gonna give you.

Sally: Well, how about that? I’ll tell you what. Let’s make a deal. I won’t stop fighting for what I want… if you won’T.

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[ Knock on door ]

Nick: How was the victory tour? From all your messages from the road, it sounds like the trip was a smashing success.

Victoria: That’s actually an understatement. I closed almost every single deal I set my sights on. Legal is gonna have their hands full in the coming weeks finalizing all of these acquisitions.

Nick: Maybe we should send them, like, a gift basket.

Victoria: I am going to send everyone on the team a huge bonus check when this is done for making this game changer possible.

Nick: Vick, I haven’t seen you this happy since — no. You’re even more elated than you were before the merger.

Victoria: Well, that’s because this time is different. This time, it’s — [Sighs] It’s mine. Carefully curated companies, everything that we need. We’re filling in the gaps as a corporation.

Nick: Hey, if you’re happy, I’m happy.

Victoria: And one of the reasons that I have this big smile on my face right now is due to you, because of your — your dedication to the company. And because you happen to be the best brother in the whole world.

Nick: Well, it’s about time you noticed.

Victoria: I was able to go out there and conquer and do what I needed to do without having to worry about what was going on back here. I mean, I know I’ve always been able to rely on mom as my partner, but it’s nice, the three of us together now.

Nick: Feels like a winning combination.

Victoria: Yes. We’re stronger together. We’re unbeatable. So, thank you so much for keeping everything running so seamlessly.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I hate to bring down the mood, but I’m not entirely sure that’s the case.

Chloe: [ Sighs ] There you are. I was five minutes away from calling out a search party. Did you get my text?

Sally: Yeah, I saw it. I was in an important meeting. You said it was an emergency, so I rushed back. What’s so urgent?

Chloe: Oh, just the marketing summit between newman media and the parent company’s marketing teams.

Sally: Okay. That’s later today.

Chloe: No. It just happened.

[ Cellphone thuds ] All of that preparation and work for nothing.

[ Scoffs ] So, what all-important, urgent meeting were you in?

Victoria: So, tell me — what have I missed?

Nick: In a nutshell, dad wants me to fire sally and then replace her with myself as ceo of newman media.

Victoria: Should I be worried that I’m losing you?

Nick: No way, vick. I’m doing what I want to do. I like being a part of the big-picture stuff with you and mom.

Victoria: [ Scoffs ] Why would dad want you to move over to media?

Nick: I’m sure it’s a form of retaliation against adam for abandoning us and also agreeing to be jack’s co-ceo of jabot.

Victoria: Yes, that was pretty shocking for me, too. I got a million-or-so text messages about it.

Nick: I’m sure most of those texts were from me.

Victoria: A bunch of them were from billy. I have to admit, I didn’t see this coming from adam…or jack.

Nick: There was just no way dad was gonna let this kind of betrayal go unpunished. And what better way than to kick sally to the curb after adam fought so hard for her to keep her job than to give me her old seat?

Victoria: Seems a little convoluted, but I can see the logic in it.

Nick: Dad just has to have his way and interfere in everything. He’s got to move the chess pieces around so everyone is exactly where he wants them, no matter what they want for themselves. I mean, can you believe this?

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Yes, I can believe this. And you’re right. That’s exactly what dad’s doing.

Elena: I’ll go grab us some tea.

Nate: What I’d like is a burger.

Elena: Well, what you need to do is take a deep breath.

Nate: It’s pointless trying to relax.

Elena: Okay. Why don’t you tell me what happened?

Nate: I was foolish enough to think that I could get past devon’s stubbornness. But he’s so threatened by new ideas and just set in his stodgy way of thinking. I —

Elena: Was this that meeting with jill and lily?

Nate: And devon dialed in from virginia. I was — I was so excited to work with my family, to build something that matters, that’ll outlast us all.

Elena: Well, maybe there’s still a way to heal all this.

Nate: What do you mean? You’re the one who had reservations. You just told me the other day that I should leave. And silly me wasn’t ready. Well, guess what. I’m ready now. So you should be happy.

Lily: I mean, nate is one of the most polished, even-tempered men I know. And why would he lose his cool like that, especially in front of jill?

Billy: Because he’s under a lot of pressure, and most of that is self-imposed.

Lily: Well, he was in a good mood at the beginning of the call.

Billy: Well, yeah. He’s worked very hard on his music festival idea, and like i said on the call, I’m impressed. I think it’s a good idea.

Lily: I think it’s a good idea, too. But devon doesn’t like it.

Billy: No. That is clear. And I think nate was offended by his negative reaction. What?

Lily: Well, it just —

Billy: What’d I say?

Lily: It really sounds like you’re taking sides right now, and I would hope that you, of all people, would know that i can’t deal with that right now.

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Nate: Thank you.

Elena: Mm-hmm. Now, the only reason I suggested that you leave chancellor-winters was because of all the tension between you and devon. That’s also why I suggested that you slow down with your plans for the music festival.

Nate: Yes, in retrospect, that was a good idea.

Elena: I’m gonna take a wild guess that you told lily about your plan while devon’s been away in virginia?

Nate: No. That was my original intention. I pitched it to billy. And he loved it.

Elena: And?

Nate: Then billy brought it up in our video call with jill and devon.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] And I’m sure devon was not very happy to be caught off guard in front of everyone about something he thought was dead in the water.

Nate: Okay, I did not expect billy to put it all out there like that.

Elena: Yeah, but that doesn’t change the fact that devon probably felt blindsided.

Nate: Which was the last thing I wanted. But am I supposed to just sit quietly while the rest of the executive team actually likes my idea and wants to hear details?

[ Scoffs ] I’m truly befuddled. I don’t understand why you keep taking devon’s side.

Nick: I don’t get it. Why aren’t you more bothered by dad’s interference?

Victoria: It’s who he is. I mean, at this point, I could write his playbook. You could. So, it’s okay. Let him — let him make his suggestions that he wants to make. Ultimately, we’re gonna make the call on how to handle this.

Nick: Okay.

Victoria: What do you want?

Nick: Oh. What do i want? Uh, I would like to no longer be a part of any more of dad’s mind games targeting adam.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Well, good luck with that. What else are you thinking?

Nick: I have some concerns about sally.

Victoria: Like what?

Nick: She seems to be second-guessing herself.

Victoria: About what?

Nick: You know, she had all these great plans to reinvigorate omega media. Then the numbers came back. They weren’t great. Then she was talking about scrapping the whole thing. She came to me for advice.

Victoria: Did you disagree with her judgment?

Nick: That’s the thing. She didn’t have an opinion about it either way. Uh…I don’t know. It’s like she’s questioning her instincts.

Victoria: Well, that’s not a good sign, especially not in the c-suite.

Nick: She seems to have lost that strong leadership and management style that she spoke so passionately about when she was pleading to keep her job.

Victoria: What do you think happened to her?

Nick: I have my suspicions about what’s got her off kilter. Pretty sure it’s adam.

Sally: That marketing summit is in two hours.

Chloe: [ Chuckles ] No. It just happened. And do you know why I’m so certain? Because I was there.

Sally: Oh, no.

Chloe: Oh, yes. I did that presentation alone. And everyone from our team and theirs was wondering where you were. “Where’s your ceo?” “I hope she’s alright.”

Sally: Damn it. It’s the right time in my calendar, but — I don’t know — for some reason, I swore it was later today.

Chloe: Are you serious?

Sally: Look, you know what? It’s fine, though, ’cause I am positive that you were amazing because you are so poised and polished. So, what was the response, generally?

Chloe: I mean, I did my best, but, honestly, everyone was a little confused and kind of annoyed that you were a no-show.

Sally: Okay. Well, I will just e-mail everyone and tell them that my assistant put the wrong time in the calendar.

Chloe: But that’s not what happened.

Sally: Okay, well, this is one of those times where a little white lie is best, okay? I really did think the meeting was later today. Otherwise, I would not have gone to the athletic club roof.

Chloe: Why were you there?

Sally: Just to clear my head.

Chloe: But you said you were in a different important meeting.

Sally: It was impromptu. I ran into someone that I have been trying to catch up with, and — and I just got a little distracted.

Chloe: With who?

Sally: I really don’t see why it matters.

Chloe: Okay. Well, if you forgot about your meeting because you had a different, important meeting, i think I have the right to know.

Sally: Adam. Alright? It was adam.

Chloe: [ Laughs ] That is so funny because I heard you say “adam” twice. I just must be hallucinating.

Sally: Okay. Well, you should be happy because now I finally have absolute clarity. The world is full of make or break moments.

Victoria: So, sally’s been knocked off center by adam. It’s such a pity that nobody warned her she should stay away from him.

Nick: Come on. We’ve all been gutted by break-ups. They throw you off your game. They make you question yourself and your life.

Victoria: Nicholas, I know that better than anyone. I’ve just been through hell and back. But I need everyone to be in fighting form for the next phase of this company. There’s a world of difference between having a couple of bad days and being completely unqualified for the job.

Nick: I never said she couldn’t cut it. I just don’t think she’s in the best headspace right now.

Victoria: Oh, I’m so sorry. This is not a charity organization. We do not take workers under our arm and give them a how-to on being an executive or regaining one’s confidence after adam.

Nick: Look, I’ve said it before. I’m gonna say it again. I think it’s bad for optics if we replace her so soon after replacing adam. Is she perfect for the job? Probably not. But do I think she can grow? I absolutely do, vick. I really think she deserves credit for coming to you and warning you that adam wanted to publish evidence about dad’s cover-up.

Victoria: I was impressed with her loyalty, nicholas, but that’s not enough reason to keep her around.

Nick: Just trust me, okay? I’m gonna keep an eye on her. Let’s give her some time. Maybe she’ll turn it around.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Billy: I’m not taking sides, but I do want this conflict between nate and devon to smooth out as soon as possible.

Lily: Well, then, maybe you shouldn’t have had nate bring up the music festival idea on the call.

Billy: Yeah, okay. You have a point there. But I thought it was important that my mother and devon both see that nate has good instincts. I mean, he took every problem that devon had with his music festival idea, and he fixed them. He made it better. What else can you ask for?

Lily: Well, maybe devon felt blindsided, like his authority was being undermined, you know, which apparently is how he felt, given his mood after the call.

Billy: Yeah, I did not expect nate to walk out, that’s for sure.

Lily: If we don’t do something about this, he might walk away for good.

Billy: How do you feel about that?

Lily: I mean, like a failure. You know? I’m in charge. I’m supposed to be able to help everyone through this.

Billy: I understand that’s how you feel because that’s who you are, but let’s not lose sight of something very important here. Devon is your equal partner, okay? If he has a problem with nate, they need to figure that out outside of this office. It’s not your job to mediate.

Lily: No, but it is my responsibility as the person who pushed for this merger and as their family.

Billy: Okay. Well, then you need to have a serious conversation with your brother because if they don’t fix their issues, your cousin could be jumping ship.

Elena: I’m not taking devon’s side. I’m just trying to see his point of view so that you could see his point of view. My whole objective here is just to get you both to resolve your issues.

Nate: I wish that were possible.

Elena: And for the record, i am sorry that things did not work out with chancellor-winters. I know how excited everyone was to work together. But I do believe that things will be better for you when there’s less friction and tension.

Nate: I’ll be a lot less stressed.

Elena: So, what’s next? Have you officially given your resignation?

Nate: No, but in my head, I’ve done it 100 times in a 100 different ways.

Elena: Okay, well, as long as you don’t burn any bridges. You want to keep your relationship with devon and lily intact.

Nate: Of course I want to be fair to lily, but I’m not sure i can swallow my anger at devon.

Lily: But you’re gonna try, right?

Nate: I have to cool off before I answer that.

Elena: Well, I’m still gonna take that as a “yes.” Let’s talk about your future. What you want to do next?

Nate: [ Sighs ] I haven’t thought that far.

Elena: Well, if it were up to me, I still think you should go back to memorial. And I’m not the only person who thinks so. Everyone misses you there.

Nate: Send them my best wishes because there’s no way I’ll go back. I hated the bureaucracy there when I was the chief of surgery. That’s the whole reason why i left. And besides, that position was filled months ago. The only way I’ll go back to medicine would be as a surgeon. And you and I both know that’ll never happen because of devon.

Chloe: If you think I’m glad that you missed your meeting because you were flirting with adam, you have well and truly lost both your mind and all perspective.

Sally: I wasn’t flirting, okay? It was a civilized conversation. It was almost as if none of what recently took place actually happened. And it felt good.

Chloe: Yeah, I bet.

Sally: Adam and I have always had this chemistry.

Chloe: And it’s still there?

Sally: Yeah. Off the charts. But when things could have gone completely off the rails, i looked in his eyes and I said no. And I put on the brakes.

Chloe: And you’re sure that my emergency text isn’t what slowed things down?

Sally: Okay, you are not paying attention.

Chloe: Do you see what’s happening here? Adam is so deep inside your head that he is screwing with what you swore was your number-one priority — becoming the best damn ceo newman media has ever had.

Sally: I am not letting my personal feelings get in the way of my work, okay? I missed one meeting. It’s not the end of the world.

Chloe: Well, it could be the beginning of the end of your career, all because you’re distracted by adam.

Sally: You are overreacting.

Nick: Everything okay in here?

Sally: I should ask you the same question. Is everything alright?

Nick: What makes you think there’s something wrong?

Sally: You’re the boss. Whenever you show up unexpectedly, it makes me a little nervous. Hopefully you don’t have any bad news.

Nick: Nah, it’s just an information-gathering mission. I wanted to see how the marketing summit went.

Sally: What would you say, chloe? I would be interested in hearing your take ’cause, I mean, as far as I’m concerned, you were brilliant.

Chloe: Yeah, I did, uh, my best. I wouldn’t go that far.

Sally: Oh, come on. Don’t be modest. You were, uh, really great in the coo role.

Chloe: And I was grateful to, um, be able to do the presentation. And, you know, if it weren’t for sally — I mean, she’s just such a great leader, willing to give others the spotlight.

[ Chuckles ]

Nick: So it went well then?

Chloe: Yeah. It was great. People were very engaged.

Sally: Yeah, my — my inbox is blowing up. I’m gonna be answering e-mails all day.

Nick: Well, the way you’re both talking, it’s as if you want me to believe sally was actually there when we all know she wasn’T.

Elena: If you blame devon for ending your surgical career, does that mean you blame me, too?

Nate: No, absolutely not. My point is, once again devon has screwed up my career path.

Elena: Nate, those are two very different things. And I think it’s dangerous to conflate them. The first was an accident because devon felt that we both betrayed him. And this is just a matter of different business philosophies.

Nate: No. He’s threatened. He doesn’t want me to outshine him. Why else would you shoot down someone’s ideas without trying to make them work?

Elena: I don’t know about that. Devon is an established music producer. He’s a successful businessman. I don’t think he has anything to prove.

Nate: I’m not interested in psychoanalyzing the situation.

Elena: Well, I’m just trying to understand —

Nate: It’s a waste of time. It happened. It’s over. I’m done.

Lily: And when jill said that she wants to take the company public…

Billy: Yeah. Not the news I was expecting. What do you think?

Lily: I mean, I haven’t even fully processed it yet.

Billy: I know you said on the call that you’re gonna have to talk to devon about it, but clearly he has concerns. So maybe we should, uh, unpack this a little bit, see what we got.

Lily: Okay. Why don’t you start?

Billy: Alright. Well, I will say initially I had the same concerns as devon. We’re gonna lose the power to make decisions on our own, in the room, collectively. We’re gonna lose control to a bunch of stockholders, and that makes me nervous.

Lily: I mean, yeah, it makes me nervous, too. It makes me…excited. You know, I think that you have to give up some control of some things to gain more control over other things.

Billy: Such as?

Lily: Well, I mean, this could provide us with the financial freedom to pursue other projects, like the music festival. I mean, that would help alleviate, you know, devon’s main concern, which were the financial pitfalls.

Billy: If that is actually the main concern, if that’s the reason why devon actually has a problem with nate’s idea in the first place.

Lily: Yeah. I guess all things lead back to my family feud.

Both: [ Chuckles ] You know, when we started this merger, I never imagined that my mother and I would be getting along better than nate and devon.

Lily: We need to solve this issue before it causes any more disruption. I mean, you’re my coo. Do you have any ideas?

Nick: I got a message from the head of newman marketing saying the ceo of newman media was not at the meeting. At first, I thought maybe you were sick or something, but I’m really hoping there’s a reasonable explanation for you not being there.

Sally: Unfortunately, I do not have one of those. I screwed up. I had it in my calendar, but in my mind, for some reason, i thought it was later today. I should have set an alarm to remind myself. I’m — I’m sorry. I will personally make it up to both teams.

Nick: Chloe, may I please talk to sally alone?

Chloe: Yeah. Of course.

Nick: Thank you.

[ Door opens ] You know, I can count on one hand the number of people who want to see you succeed. And I’m one of them.

Sally: Yeah, I know. And I appreciate that.

Nick: Then level with me, sally. You missing this meeting is a big deal, and I need to understand why it happened.

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Elena: Well, hopefully we can finish up this conversation at dinner. I would love to map out a plan for your future and a way to amend things with your family.

Nate: I’ll see you later. I’ve been hearing some terrific things are in the works at newman.

Victoria: I have just returned from a very successful shopping spree.

Nate: Mm. Something tells me this has absolutely nothing to do with an afternoon at fenmore’s?

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] I’m buying companies, not clothes, but that’s all I can say for now because it hasn’t officially been announced yet.

Nate: Ah. Sounds exciting. And it’s good to see you this happy.

Victoria: Thank you. I’m doing what I was meant to do and I’m where I’m supposed to be. I hope that things are going equally well for you at chancellor-winters.

Nate: Mm. Ah — whew. How should I put this? I am interested in pursuing other opportunities.

Victoria: I’m surprised.

Nate: I was initially intrigued when I was first offered a job at newman. At the time, there was a lot of talk about how my experience and ideas could make me a great fit.

Victoria: You know I’m a big fan, right? But I have to ask — why would you even think about walking away from chancellor-winters?

Billy: I think devon’s reasons for always pushing back on nate’s ideas are excuses. I think every problem that devon has had, nate has figured out a workaround and he’s been doing a great job at it. Yet devon still won’t budge.

Lily: I mean, what do you think it is? Residual hurt feelings from nate cheating with elena?

Billy: Possibly. Or devon’s worried that his accolades are, you know, not being recognized. Look, nate’s a smart guy. He’s a surgeon, and now he’s working the way around the boardroom pretty well. I mean, even I’m a little bit jealous of him. People learn how to deal with healthy competition, but when it comes to family, it’s a whole new thing. And maybe that’s devon’s thing. I mean, he is well respected in this industry, and he’s worked very hard to earn that respect. And now there’s some, you know, new blood coming in that’s getting a little attention. Maybe that hurts devon’s ego a little bit. Whatever’s going on between them, I think it’s deeper than a music festival idea. The question is, what can we do about it?

Lily: I mean, look, regardless, whatever it is, we have to figure this out. Otherwise, it’s just gonna keep bubbling over until everything explodes, and that is not good for our family and it’s not good for the company.

Sally: I screwed up. And there’s no excuse, so I will just tell you the truth about why I missed the summit.

Nick: That’s always a good strategy.

Sally: I ran into adam.

Nick: You missed a meeting because you saw adam?

Sally: Yes. But also no — because I was positively convinced that the meeting was later today. I mean, look, if I’m being completely honest, I have been a little bit distracted processing my feelings about adam and our break-up. So I went to go clear my head, and I [Chuckles] Ran into adam, of course.

Nick: I didn’t know you two were on speaking terms right now.

Sally: We’re defrosting. He apologized, and he asked for forgiveness. Shocking, right? But we’ve actually gotten to the point where we can stand to be in the same room with each other. You know, we can have a conversation without things turning ugly.

Nick: Well, that’s good, I guess.

Sally: We indulged in quite a bit of small talk, actually. He told me things are going really well at jabot. He finally found where he belongs. Which is great, you know, ’cause whenever you find that…

Nick: This whole mess with adam has really done a number on you, huh? And despite your best efforts, you just can’t seem to get past it.

Psst psst.

Sally: Sure. Yeah. This whole mess with adam hurt. But it is hardly the first time I’ve gotten my heart broken. And I know now that adam was being noble. You know, he wanted me to keep my job, and he didn’t want you or victoria’s hatred of him getting in the way.

Nick: That doesn’t excuse what he did.

Sally: No. It doesn’T. And in some ways, it makes it harder to reconcile the fact that he deliberately hurt me because, in his own twisted way, he was just trying to protect me.

Nick: “Twisted” is often used to describe adam’s motivations.

Sally: I know you can’t stand the guy, but that’s not really fair.

Nick: Sally, actually, i don’t hate my brother, alright? We’ve had a lot of disagreements and issues over the years, but I’ve come to realize we share common ground. I’m starting to understand him a little better.

Sally: I’m glad to hear that. And I’m sure adam would be, too.

Nick: But I’m here to talk about how this affects you.

Sally: I’m fine.

Nick: Listen to me. I can’t ignore the fact that you missed this meeting. Like I said, it’s a big deal. It impacts everyone’s perception of you as a leader. Now, newman has a lot of very important acquisitions in the pipeline, and I need to know that you can do this.

Sally: I can. I will make things right. I promise. I — I don’t know how yet exactly, but I swear I will not let anything come in between me and my dream job.

Nick: But something or someone has. Look, I know adam can mess with your mind. I’ve seen it before. But I believe in you, sally. I’m doing everything I can to set you up to succeed. And I’m confident that you will,

if you can get adam out of your system.

Nate: Let’s just say it’s more difficult working with my family than I thought. There are just simply too many personal factors at play.

Victoria: You have wonderful instincts. And you are definitely a forward thinker, and you deserve to be somewhere where people appreciate your contributions. But right now, I just don’t have a good fit for you.

Nate: Oh, it’s — no worries. I know something will turn up eventually and, um, I’ll end where I belong.

Victoria: Hold on. Don’t jump too fast too soon. Once the dust settles on my new acquisitions, I’m gonna need people like you to run those divisions. I’m gonna keep you in mind.

Nate: Please do.

Victoria: You know, working with family — it can be complicated and it can be exhausting, but it kind of forces us to push through those difficult moments and make it work.

Nate: Mm. That’s good advice.

Victoria: I hope you figure it out.

Billy: Come here. Stand up.

Lily: What are we doing?

Billy: Come on.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] What — [ Laughs ]

Billy: Whoa.

Lily: What?

Billy: Okay, that’s not working. Sit back down.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Why?

Billy: Come here. Stand up.

Lily: [ Laughing ] What —

Billy: Come on. Bring it in. We got to try this again.

Lily: Try what?

Billy: Oh, lordy.

Lily: What is wrong?

Billy: Well, at first i thought it was me, but it is definitely you.

Lily: What is me?

Billy: I feel like I’m hugging a statue. Will you please just relax a little bit?

Lily: Oh, my god. Okay. I mean, that’s how I feel, and I don’t like it.

Billy: Lucky you have me to help you relax.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Oh. Oh, wow.

Billy: Yeah? It’s okay?

Lily: That’s nice. Thank you.

Billy: You like that?

Lily: Oh, my gosh. I didn’t realize how tense i was. Ahh.

Billy: You have an ability to look cool and collected when the rest of us are all losing our heads.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] That is the true sign of a leader.

Lily: Yeah. Or someone in complete denial.

[ Breathes deeply ]

Billy: You’re born to be a ceo. And you’re doing it. You are merging two powerful companies into one major corporation…that is not gonna stop for anything. And you’re managing complicated family dynamics.

Lily: Hmm.

Billy: And my mother is so impressed with you that she wants to take this company public. And I am in awe of you.

Lily: Thank you.

Imani: Nate?

[ Chuckles ] Nate!

Nate: Hey. Ah.

Imani: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: I’m sorry. You got to forgive me. I’m stuck in my own head.

Imani: It’s alright. I’ll just grab a coffee, and when I come back, you can fill me in on the big move you’re gonna make while devon’s out of town.

Nate: It all blew up. I crunched some new numbers, ran it all by billy.

Imani: And I’m sure he loved it.

Nate: Yeah, but that turned out to be the problem.

Imani: [ Scoffs ] How?

Nate: Well, we had a big conference call with jill. She asked what everyone was working on. I wasn’t gonna say anything specific, but billy piped up and volunteered my pet project. And you know what? Devon got all bent out of shape. So jill asked lily what her opinion was on the matter. She didn’t take my side, so…

Imani: I’m sorry it played out that way.

Nate: Me too. But I’m not surprised.

Imani: Okay. So, how did it end?

Nate: I walked out.

Imani: [ Laughs ] While jill was still on the call?

Nate: Not my proudest moment. But it doesn’t matter. Today was my last day. I’m leaving chancellor-winters.

Imani: [ Scoffs ] You know why I love halloween?

Sally: How could I have been so careless? What was I thinking?

Chloe: You weren’T. Adam made your brain short-circuit.

Sally: I’m just grateful that nick is being so understanding, but if I make one more misstep, I’m history.

Chloe: So, you want to fix this?

Sally: Do you know a way out?

Chloe: You have to stay the hell away from adam from now on.

Sally: Okay, I get that you hate him and you want the rest of the world to despise him, too, but did you ever once think about it from my perspective? Did you ever once, for one minute, think that, after all of these years of heartache, that i actually thought that I finally found the person that i absolutely belong with?

Chloe: You don’t belong with adam. No one does. You are better than that.

Sally: Okay, I am tired of all of these warnings about how terrible he is.

Chloe: After all the things that adam has done, you don’t under–

Sally: Okay, I have also been accused of despicable acts, alright? And the more people criticize me and try to control me, I just want to fight back. That is why I believe i understand adam maybe better than anyone else. Adam and I are cut from the same cloth, and I can’t just erase him from my heart because you and everyone else tells me to.

Chloe: Okay! You throw away your whole future! I — I swear — I’m done.

[ Door slams ]

Nick: Hey.

Victoria: Hey. So, tell me — what did sally have to say for herself?

Nick: I’m not gonna get into details. Let’s just say there were extenuating circumstances. Sally messed up. She took ownership of it.

Victoria: Nick, I’m sorry, but that’s just not good enough. And I understand if you don’t want to go over to newman media. Frankly, I want you to stay. But we need to come up with other viable options if sally’s not up to task.

Nick: I really, really think she is.

Victoria: Well, I think the marketing department would beg to differ. I’ve already received several messages from them expressing their irritation that the ceo of newman media couldn’t even show up to the summit.

Nick: Come on. Who hasn’t missed a meeting?

Victoria: At bare minimum, you should make it clear to her that there will be no second chances.

Nick: Seems pretty harsh, vick. Who doesn’t deserve a second chance?

Victoria: We have overlooked a lot when it’s come to her. And there are plenty of good executives out there. Nate, for example. I just ran into him. He let me know that he’s looking for a new job.

Nick: Why would he leave his family’s company?

Victoria: I don’t know. I have no idea what went wrong over there, but he’s ambitious. And his drive to make a mark in the business world seems stronger than ever.

Imani: Listen. This disagreement with devon is no reason to walk out on chancellor-winters.

Maybe it’s a sign that i shouldn’t be there — because nothing that’s right should be this difficult.

Imani: Is this about elena? Because I know she was urging you to quit.

Nate: No, this is entirely my call. I cannot fight with devon anymore.

Imani: But where will you go?

Nate: Someplace I’m appreciated.

Imani: I appreciate you.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Imani: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: Thank you. But unfortunately, you don’t have the authority to green-light my projects. Devon does.

Imani: Yeah, well, there may be another solution besides walking away. If you leave now, it’ll confirm to devon that he was right, that you couldn’t handle the position.

Nate: I don’t have any other choice. I have played by devon’s rules, and I defied them, as well. Nothing has worked.

Imani: Hmm. Well, then maybe [Clears throat] It’s time to start thinking a little more, uh…ruthlessly.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, September 9, 2022

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Sharon: No. Is this part of your master plan to distract me?

Nick: This is not ideal.

Sharon: No, it’s not.

Nick: You know what? I dare you to go in there and tell him to go home.

Sharon: [Laughs] I am not gonna walk in there and tell Victor he has to go back to the ranch. But, you know, it might be nice to spend some time with someone who loves Faith as much as we do.

Nick: Alright. It’s your call. Don’t say I didn’t give you an out.

Victor: Well, by the look of things, you were deciding whether to stay or not.

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Victor: You know your mother already sent her a care package.

Nick: Are you serious? She’s already going overboard.

Victor: Oh, that’s alright. That’s okay. Listen, you know that Faith will face a lot of challenges, and it’s always good to know that her family is there to back her up and to love her, you know?

Sharon: [Voice breaking] That’s so beautiful. I… you know what? Would you excuse me for a moment


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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Phyllis: Boy, did Diane come to you crying about the article, Jack? Claiming that I was the one who hatched it?

Jack: When I first came to you, you claimed you wanted nothing to do with that reporter. But that wasn’t true, was it? Because you conveniently omitted the fact that you convinced her to use Diane as her subject.

Phyllis: I was just messing with Diane. It’s fun to do. And, honestly, she was sitting right here. If I wanted to create problems, I would have been more discreet. And it’s Diane’s own fault. She was sucking up to Talia, sucking up to an investigative journalist. If she didn’t want the heat, she shouldn’t have run into the kitchen, quite honestly.

Jack: She shouldn’t have to protect herself. No one deserves to be dragged through the mud like that.

Phyllis: Oh god, I cannot understand why you are so mad about this article. All of it has been published before. All of it. And it’s not like it wasn’t true. It’s all true. But yet again, I’m the one under suspicion for all the horrible things that Diane has done and that were published in that piece.

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Summer: Adam, this is Tessa’s first photo shoot for Marchetti, so I just think it would be best if we kept the number of people involved to a minimum.

Kyle: What Summer is so politely trying to explain, because she’s good at her job and also at navigating company politics, is that we don’t need this many chefs in the kitchen.

Adam: Mm. Well, I’m not giving any opinions. I’m just observing.

Kyle: Could you give me a little moment alone with —

Summer: You know what? I’m just gonna let you handle this one, babe.

Kyle: You showed up. You observed. The best thing you can do now is to smile, give a polite wave, and wish everyone a great photo shoot. In other words, get out of the way and let the people who need to do their jobs do them.


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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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Billy: So, I assume you’re here for a little afternoon pick-me-up, sorting through all the personnel changes at Jabot.

Jack: Yes, now that we’ve acquired Marchetti, I have a few more faces and names I have to remember.

Billy: Yeah, sure, but I’m talking about one employee in particular.

Jack: I knew exactly what you were talking about.

Billy: Adam’s been on the job for about 3 hours now. Has he burned the place down?

Jack: Hasn’t caused any problems, and I’m not going to discuss him with you anymore. No, because you are so wise about business, though, I’d like to tap your brain about a couple of other subjects.

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Jack: Billy, I know you think of yourself as a great poker player, but I feel like I’m getting a good read on you.

Billy: Is that right? You think I’m bluffing?

Jack: Not completely, but i think you’re working very hard to convince yourself.

Billy: Well, either you’re not hearing me correctly or you’re projecting.

Jack: I’m projecting? How so?

Billy: I think you’re feeling really nervous about the recent corporate hires, and you’re projecting your insecurities on me.

Jack: I didn’t realize I was being so transparent.

Billy: Jack, got to look a little deeper. You’ll find it.

Jack: I’m not so sure. Look, I’m very happy you are now focused on your business career.

Billy: Are you really?

Jack: Yes, I am. Hey, I have a long track record in business, and maybe you’ve heard about it. There is not a corporate boardroom situation that I have not faced.


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Nick: Yeah. Sharing my thoughts and feelings with a total stranger — yeah, that’s not something I’m into at all.

Sharon: But we all need someone just to talk to sometimes, someone professional and impartial who you can confess absolutely anything to without judgment because their sole purpose is to help you.

Nick: Well, maybe I got spoiled just having you to talk to. Or maybe you’re tired of all my moaning and groaning and this is your subtle way of saying, “hey, let’s move things along.”

Sharon: Well, that’s not true and you know it. I hope that you’ll give some thought to what Adam and I said. I mean if we’re both telling you the same thing… maybe it’s worth listening to.

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Sharon: There she is!

Nick: Our favorite little wolverine.

Faith: Nice dad, but never call me that again, okay? By the way, I just heard from Moses, and he and his mom are already on campus. Now I’m even more excited to get there.

Nick: Alright. Well, then let’s hit the road.

Faith: Yes, but first I need an iced tea.

Sharon: Coming up. Did you, um, talk to Noah?

Faith: Yep.

Sharon: Alright. Did you get everything done on your list?

Faith: I just have one thing left I have to do here. But the good news is, all of my stuff is in the car, and I’m pretty sure I have everything.

Nick: And the bad news is?

Faith: The car is so packed, I don’t gonna fit in it.

Nick: I’m not worried about it. Ann Arbor is not that far away.

Sharon: I have a feeling it’s gonna be a quick drive there and a very long drive home.

Faith: Mom.

Sharon: I know. I promised I wasn’t gonna get emotional, not until after we dropped you off.


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Y&R Best Lines Monday, September 5, 2022

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Kyle: Uh, you know, no one’s a bigger Blackhawks fan than me, but, realistically, I wouldn’t look for any more Stanley cups for a while.

Traci: What a disappointment. So, who do you think in the NBA would be a contender?

Kyle: Uh [Chuckling] NHL. NBA is basketball.

Traci: Right. I knew that. I knew that.

[Both laugh]

Summer: Nice try, you two.

Kyle: Hey, babe. Um, what’s Harrison up to?

Summer: He’s working hard on his dinosaur puzzle, just like you’re down here working even harder on trying to keep something from me.

Kyle: I, uh — what do you mean?

Summer: You and your mom had your heads together earlier, and now you’re down here talking about hockey with Aunt Traci? And we both know she has zero interest in sports.

Traci: Oh, come on. I would not exactly say zero.

Summer: [Chuckles] Stop tormenting your aunt — and me.

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Chance: There we go. Oh, what a treat this is.

Abby: [Chuckles]

Chance: Spend the whole day off with you? Are you kidding?

[Sighs] I love how you read my mind and put this whole thing together. Thank you. Sent Dom and nanny to the zoo so we can get plenty of alone time together. And you put together just the most perfect playlist for a perfect picnic in the park.

Abby: I don’t remember telling you about a playlist.

Chance: You didn’t. I just know you.

Abby: [Chuckles] Well, if you like that, you are gonna be blown away by lunch. I went to that little French market that you love so much, and I bought the whole place out. Let’s see. There’s a baguette, still warm from the oven, brie with fig jam, rare tenderloin, a little chocolate mousse for dessert. And, look, a vintage bottle of —

Chance: What happened? Did something spill?

Abby: [Sighs] Apple slices and cheddar fish crackers — sippy cups? This is what I packed for Dominic.

Chance: [Chuckling] Oh, no.

Abby: [Chuckling] Aw!

Chance: Well, Louise is gonna have one hell of a lunch today. She’s going to wonder why you sent her to the zoo with wine.

Abby: Not just wine.

Vintage wine. Ugh, this is what happens when you have two identical picnic baskets.

Chance: Well, you know what? It is my lucky day because i have been craving apple slices and little fish crackers all day. So, I hope you brought enough for both of us. I’m about chow down.


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Nate: Hey. Hope you haven’t been waiting too long.

Elena: For you, I don’t mind.

Nate: Sure you mean that? Even after things got heated earlier?

Elena: I regret my part in all of that. I just want the time we spend together to be easy.

Nate: Mm. Like sunday morning?

[ Chuckles ]

Elena: Like things used to be — you know, fun, spontaneous. Maybe we could go and have dinner someplace new. Or maybe we could lay out by the pool at the athletic club? Look up at the stars, drink some wine?

Nate: Oh. As much as I would love to, i will have to ask for a rain check.

Elena: Oh. You have other plans?

Nate: Yes. I am getting everything in place for the first-ever chancellor-winters music festival. And it’s all gonna come together before devon can get back and put the brakes on.

Billy: Hey.

Lily: Hey. If it isn’t dad of year.

Billy: Ah. I’ll take coo of the day. Thank you very much.

Lily: Yeah. How was your outing with johnny and connor?

Billy: It was good. They had a blast.

Lily: Good. What about chelsea?

Billy: I think it was really good for her, too, you know? I think it was nice for her to see the boys hanging out in that way.

Lily: Sweet. Well, good. I’m glad.

Billy: Mm-hmm.

Lily: Look, now that you’re back, we have something really important to discuss.

Billy: Okay. I am here and ready to handle whatever you throw at me.

Lily: Well, this time it’s your mother who’s doing the throwing.

Billy: What do you mean by that?

Lily: Uh, not sure exactly. She said that she has a very important announcement to make.

Nick: [ Sighs ] You okay?

Sharon: I’m just checking to see if faith posted any photos yet. I hope she’s having a nice time.

Nick: She’s gonna be fine. So are you. It’s actually me I’m worried about.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, this whole kids growing up stuff is for the birds.

Nick: I know. Let’s not even think about the empty-nest thing, and let’s just get in there and order something decadent.

Sharon: You don’t have to do all of this to distract me.

Nick: Is it working?

Victor: Well, how nice to see both of you.

Sharon: Oh, hello.

Nick: Hey, dad.

Victor: Your mother was called to a conference call, so I’m gonna have lunch by myself. Why don’t you join me?

Sally: What’s a girl got to do to get a drink around here?

[ Chuckles ]

Adam: The bartender should be back in a minute. You’re welcome to sit. Unless you prefer hovering.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] I can, uh, hover elsewhere if you’d like.

Adam: Well, I would like if you sat. I mean, if that’s what you would like to do. We can do this, right?

Sally: Speak?

Adam: Mm-hmm, while having a drink, in between sips. Don’t you think?

Sally: It’s worth a try. Thank you.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: [ Clears throat ]

Adam: [ Clears throat ]

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Victor: I’ll grab us a table.

Nick: You invited my father to lunch?

Sharon: No. Is this part of your master plan to distract me?

Nick: This is not ideal.

Sharon: No, it’s not.

Nick: You know what? I dare you to go in there and tell him to go home.

Sharon: [ Laughs ] I am not gonna walk in there and tell victor he has to go back to the ranch. But, you know, it might be nice to spend some time with someone who loves faith as much as we do.

Nick: Alright. It’s your call. Don’t say I didn’t give you an out.

Victor: Well, by the look of things, you were deciding whether to stay or not.

Nick: No, no, it’s cool. In fact, I wanted to see you. I wanted to ask you how christian was while he was staying with you. Was he a good boy?

Victor: He’s a great kid. Wonderful.

Nick: Good. He does love his grandparents.

Victor: How did things go with faith?

Sharon: Very good. You know, she’s settling in, getting to know her roommate. And we ran into moses and his mom.

Victor: Oh. Wait a minute. Well, I’m glad that he is there, but hopefully things don’t get too serious between the two of them. I want faith to study, you know.

Sharon: Well, I’m sure she will, but, you know, we want faith to have the whole college experience. And that includes friends and parties and, yes, a boyfriend.

Victor: As long as she doesn’t forget about her family.

Nick: I don’t see that happening, dad.

Victor: You know your mother already sent her a care package.

Nick: Are you serious? She’s already going overboard.

Victor: Oh, that’s alright. That’s okay. Listen, you know that faith will face a lot of challenges, and it’s always good to know that her family is there to back her up and to love her, you know?

Sharon: [ Voice breaking ] That’s so beautiful. I… you know what? Would you excuse me for a moment?

Nick: Of course.

Victor: Everything alright?

Nick: Yeah, I — I just think, you know, we’re both a little raw from dropping faith off at school. It’s gonna be tough. I have christian at home. Sharon’s still dealing with losing rey.

Victor: Yeah. It’s a lot to handle.

Nick: Yeah, it is. But I know sharon’s very excited for faith. She’s gonna get through it.

Billy: I think someone needs a reminder that my mother has a flair for the dramatics. I’m sure it’s not a big deal.

Lily: Oh, okay, mr. Know-it-all. What do you think it’s gonna be about?

Billy: Well, I’m assuming that she’s planning another trip around the world, except this time she’s gonna go the other direction.

Lily: You think she would really call us all together for a conference call — including devon, by the way — to talk about traveling?

Billy: Isn’t he in virginia with amanda, supporting her while she spends time with her mother?

Lily: Yes. Exactly. And she would never interrupt his personal time for something trivial.

Billy: No, she wouldn’T. So maybe there is something major going on.

Lily: Right. So, were there any hints that she dropped to you about what it might be about?

Billy: Nope. Zero.

Nate: I know you had some reservations about it, but i refuse to believe this is a mistake. I’ve heard everyone’s criticisms, and I’ve taken them to heart. I’ve found ways to address the problems devon had with my idea. I found the perfect location, got all kinds of food trucks lined up for a bargain. And I’ve got devon’s favorite smoked barbecue.

Elena: I think it’s gonna take a lot more than a good meal to convince devon.

Nate: The robust projected ticket sales should do the trick. This music festival is gonna make a lot of money, not to mention all the positive buzz it’s gonna generate. Trust me on this.

Elena: But he already said no.

Nate: He said not now. He never completely vetoed it. So, I postponed the original date, and everything’s ready to roll.

Elena: Nate, I know this is the last thing you want to hear right now, but I am urging you to hold off on this until devon is back and he can approve the plan.

Nate: No. This has to happen now. Hi, I’m karen.

Nate: I’ve decided to take some of your earlier advice after all.

Elena: Can’t wait to hear which nugget of advice make the cut.

Nate: No matter how viable my music festival idea is, there’s no way devon’s gonna accept it.

Elena: Is that how you’re justifying going behind his back?

Nate: No, no, you’re right. I shouldn’t go rogue. I’ll be consulting with lily.

Elena: And you think lily’s gonna green-light this plan without devon’s input?

Nate: She’ll at least be fair. She’s open-minded. She’ll consider my idea based on its merit, whereas with devon, even if my music festival idea somehow ended world hunger and brought about peace, he would still find a way to reject it…

Elena: Nate —

Nate: …Because it came from me.

Elena: You’re exaggerating.

Nate: No, I’m not. He’s that hostile. If I’m going to get anything accomplished, I’m gonna have to find a way to maneuver around him.

Elena: I understand why you’re frustrated, but devon is still your boss. You can’t just cut him out of the loop. It would be professional suicide.

Nate: This isn’t the same as working at the hospital. You’re an excellent doctor, but the business world runs by different rules.

Elena: All I know is i wouldn’t want to work in a place where people were making decisions based on personal grievances.

Nate: It’s not objective like medicine. And, frankly, the consequences aren’t as dire. There’s no patient on an operating table with his life in my hands.

Elena: The stakes are still high. A music festival is a massive undertaking and something that devon would definitely want to be a part of.

Nate: He will be — once the ball gets rolling. Look, I wasn’t hired because of my degree or experience. I was hired because of my instincts. So I’m going to follow them. I’m tired of holding back to appease devon.

Elena: Okay. I love you, nate, and that is why I cannot let this go. I would be a horrible person if I did not try to convince you to slow down. Even if you think I’m wrong, can you please do this for me?

Victor: Now, you make sure that faith knows that if anyone gives her a hard time at that school, they have me to deal with, alright? I want her to succeed. I want her to study hard. Because your mother’s convinced she’ll be the next in line of the many female ceos of newman enterprises.

Nick: Well, my daughter has told me that is exactly what she wants.

Victor: And that’s why we need to make sure that newman enterprises continues to thrive, alright? Now, how’s it going with victoria’s proposed acquisitions?

Nick: Some companies are extremely willing to sell. Others are gonna need more convincing. But I think by the end of the quarter, you’re gonna see a lot of movement.

Victor: You’re making a lot of good moves, son. Once we have replaced sally spectra and find us someone to run newman media, that division will make a lot of money again.

Sally: How are things at jabot?

Adam: Uh, there are a few sharks in the water, but, um, i still feel like I made the right decision. Stepping away from my family.

Sally: Glad things are working out.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I know you’re in a good place. I just read the good news about newman media beating quarterly expectations for growth.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] I know you a flair for understatement.

Adam: [ Chuckling ] Okay. Apologies. Better than good.

Sally: The numbers are spectacular, actually. It’s been quite a thrill. And if I am being truly honest, I have you to thank for it.

Nate: Hey, billy.

Billy: Hey, man. If you’re here for the big video call, you’re a little early.

Nate: Actually, I’m looking for lily. I wanted to let her know what I’ve been working on.

Billy: Ah, she just popped out for a second, but she’ll be back any minute.

Nate: Okay. I’ll wait.

Billy: Alright.

Nate: Any idea what this, uh, conference call with jill is all about?

Billy: No idea, but if she’s got devon on the call while he’s out of town, it’s got to be something big. Alright. I’ll bite. I’ll mention the, uh, elephant in the room.

Nate: What are you talking about?

Billy: Look, I think lily and I are both a little concerned that your transition here hasn’t been quite as smooth as we all hoped. Am I wrong?

Nate: To be honest, billy, I’m tired of my ideas being bypassed or ignored.

Billy: By devon.

Nate: Even when lily likes something, he is hell bent on shutting me down. His negativity makes no sense to me. It’s condescending and insulting. The man has everything going for him, and I could not be happier about that. So, why does my cousin have it in for me?

Billy: Look, I’m not gonna speak for devon, um, but I do know that historically he’s been a little cautious when it comes to business.

Nate: I suppose that’s possible, but I think it’s our personal connection that’s complicating the situation. How do you and lily keep this relationship with ceo and coo going so flawlessly?

Billy: That is a whole other dynamic, man. Um, but, you know, I’m just trying to keep a low profile, support her and let her shine. I also don’t have the same drive and ambition that you do, and that is not a slight at all. I admire that.

Nate: Thank you.

Billy: Look, I’m not gonna second-guess devon, but i believe — and I know lily does, too — that it would be a huge loss for our team and this company if you were to walk away.

Nate: I don’t want it to come to that, either.

Billy: That’s good. I’m glad to hear that.

Nate: Thank you for being supportive, billy. I really appreciate it. I needed that today.

Billy: Hey, man, I’m just speaking the truth.

Nate: You know what? Since lily’s not here, you mind if I pitch that idea that i mentioned earlier to you?

Billy: Yeah, of course, but you know I have no ability to green-light anything, right? It would be from one coo to another coo.

Nate: No, but I respect your opinion. And I’m sure you can gauge lily’s feelings about what she likes and what she dislikes.

Billy: I’d like to think so.

Nate: So, you willing to hear me out?

Billy: Fire away.

Nate: Then, on the second stage, we’d have a few singers we were considering signing to the label so we can gauge the crowd’s response.

Billy: Onsite market research. That is very clever.

Nate: I’ve considered this from every angle. This music festival is not just gonna be a promotional opportunity for chancellor-winters. There’s a solid business case for it.

Billy: I agree. I think it’s fantastic, man, and it gives you an opportunity to strut stuff a little bit.

Nate: [ Laughs ] That is not my motivation, I swear.

Billy: That’s fine, but you know what? You, uh — you got good instincts, and it gives you an opportunity to prove that you’re here for a reason.

Nate: Well, then it plays a huge part.

Billy: There you go.

Nate: But that’s just the rough sketch. I wanted everyone to see what’s possible.

Lily: Hello.

Billy: Hey.

Lily: What did I walk in on?

Billy: Well, nate was just sharing his improvements on the music festival idea that he’s running with.

Nate: You still haven’t given me your opinion.

Billy: I think it’s great, honestly. I think it’s got massive potential for huge success.

Nate: I knew I was onto something.

Lily: Did you run this by devon?

Nate: Not yet.

Lily: Oh, okay. Well, I’m a little worried what his reaction might be. But, um, I want to hear more. But let’s chat about it after our mysterious video call with jill. Hi. Are jill and devon ready for the conference call? Okay, great. We’re ready. Patch us in. Thanks.

Billy: Hey, if you see an opening, I think you should share the improvements to the music festival idea with the group.

Nate: Uh, I don’t know if it’s ready for jill and devon to hear just yet.

Billy: Well, I think it’s great, and I would be surprised if everybody didn’t think the same.

Lily: Jill.

Jill: Lily.

Billy: Hey, mom.

Jill: Hello, son.

Lily: Devon, good to see you.

Nate: Hey, devon. How’s everything going in virginia? And how’s naya?

Devon: She’s holding steady. She’s — she’s doing alright. I appreciate you asking.

Lily: Well, good. Send our love.

Devon: Always.

Jill: And moses. How is our favorite college freshman?

Devon: He’s doing good. Sofia sent pictures, and it looks like he’s settling in really well.

Jill: Mm. I’m sure he’s gonna have a wonderful time.

Lily: So, the big question is, why are we being summoned?

Jill: [ Chuckling ] Oh, getting down to business. I love it. Okay. Hold on to your seats, everybody, ’cause I have a proposal that could change everything.

Nick: Look, dad, I’ve thought about it, and I’m not gonna replace sally. She’s green, but she’s learning. She’s doing a great job. I think she’s gonna prove to be a very valuable leader for us someday.

Victor: What do you base that on?

Nick: The latest numbers. They’re great.

Victor: The latest numbers are due to what adam put in place.

Nick: While I appreciate how much you respect adam’s skills, do you think it’s completely fair to assume that all the success we’ve had with newman media is because of adam?

Victor: Since when have you become such a fan of sally spectra?

Nick: Dad, I’ve just been watching her very closely. She’s killing it, you know? She’s made some pivotal decisions on the fly. I can’t say I would have made them any differently. Now, I know you want the company to be completely family-run, but that’s not always the best and only solution. And, frankly, dad, we’re running out of newmans. I mean, faith can’t run her own division until she at least graduates college.

Victor: I feel very strongly about what I’m about to say. Family is what makes our company strong. Jack abbott just committed an egregious mistake by hiring adam as co-ceo of jabot. That’s a mistake for jabot and a mistake for adam. I may not have any say over there, but I will continue to guide the major decisions of our company.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Sharon: So, what did I miss?

Nick: Uh, nothing. Just some business talk. Don’t want to bore you to death.

Sharon: No, I’d really like to get caught up on what’s going on. It would be a good distraction.

Victor: Alright. Well, then… here it goes. Sally spectra will get the pink slip. And you ought to take her place.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Adam: I want credit for nothing, good or bad, that happened after my rather abrupt departure from newman media, okay? That victory lap is all yours.

Sally: I will take my share of the credit, but I wouldn’t have even been in the position to achieve the win if it weren’t for you.

Adam: I didn’t do anything.

Sally: You believed in me.

Adam: Mm.

Sally: And you saw a career path for me that I didn’t even see for myself at first. So [Sighs] Even though I may resent the hell out of your methods, you made sure that i kept the job after you resigned. So, even though you may have broken my heart, you left me with something very rewarding.

Adam: You said that with complete sincerity, not an ounce of snark.

Sally: Because it’s the truth.

Adam: Does that mean you’ve forgiven me?

Sally: Is there even anything to forgive? I’m jonathan lawson

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Nick: Sharon, this conversation needs to stay between us.

Sharon: Of course.

Nick: Sally’s dismissal is not a done deal. And this is the first I’ve heard that you want me to take over her position. And why would you want that, dad? Why would you want to remove me from the corporate leadership team? Vick has said over and over again that she loves working with me. And I get it. We make a great team.

Victor: Don’t you understand that you’ll still be with the company? I’m just asking you to protect one of its most valuable assets.

Nick: Well, I’m doing what i want to do right now. And I know you’re only suggesting this because you think it’s a slap in adam’s face. I don’t want to be a part of that ’cause I don’t think adam deserves it right now.

Adam: What do you mean, there’s nothing to forgive? I thought that you wanted me to earn my shot at redemption. And I was fully prepared to do what it took.

Sally: There’s nothing that you need to do because i realized something about you, adam. You are who you are.

Adam: [ Scoffs ] What are you saying? That, um, I’m a jerk that is incapable of changing?

Sally: Maybe.

Adam: You know, you really do make me laugh.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Well, I guess I’m just that clever.

Adam: Among other things.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Even if I was saying that you are a jerk who is never, ever going to change his ways, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

Adam: Why not?

Sally: ‘Cause you’re the jerk I fell in love with.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Well, don’t leave us hanging. What’s the big proposal?

Jill: Before we get to my reason for setting up this meeting, I would like to hear updates on what you’ve all been doing.

Devon: Yeah, we’re getting a lot of great press with the new acts that we’ve signed.

Jill: Fantastic. And how’s our newest executive doing? Nate, are you getting the lay of the land?

Nate: Yeah, I’m doing my best to contribute to the team.

Billy: Nate’s doing great. He’s improved upon what our first music festival could look like.

Devon: I-I was under the impression we put a pin in that because it’s too much too soon for the company.

Billy: I think it’s got massive potential, and I think we should hear him out.

Nate: Listen, I don’t want you to think I didn’t take your concerns to heart. I understand you want to play it safe while the merger’s so young, and the timeline worried you.

Devon: Yeah, that’s part of it.

Nate: So I pushed back the date. Crunching the numbers, with that in mind, should still give us a healthy profit margin.

Devon: Okay, but these — these numbers you’ve crunched — these aren’t real-world numbers. These are calculations, and they rarely hold up when it comes to live events.

Nate: Compared with other festivals with the same breadth and scope that we’re going for, I think what I came up with will be pretty accurate.

Devon: Right, but you’re comparing festivals that are already established, and we’re not that at all. There’s too many unpredictable factors here. You can have artists pull out, and then we’re responsible for refunds. So, it’s — it’s a bit too much financial uncertainty.

Nate: I can counter all your objections. I’ve spoken with vendors and organizations that are ready and eager to do business with us. And we can address all your concerns by hooking the festival up with a charity, maybe the abbott-winters foundation. So, even if we don’t hit those numbers you’re so concerned about, which I highly doubt, we still come out on top for promoting and donating to a worthy cause.

Lily: You’ve done a lot of work on this, nate.

Devon: Yeah, after I said to pause the conversation.

Nate: Lionel hunter even agreed to perform.

Lily: What?! Wow. My dad loved him. He had all of his albums.

Nate: And he said he’d do it for free if it was for a worthy cause.

Lily: Oh, my god, nate, that’s amazing.

Devon: So, you’ve already spoken to artists about this?

Nate: And other organizations to confirm those numbers you’re so worried about.

Jill: Wow, that’s enterprising.

Nate: We could start the wheels moving on this as soon as tomorrow.

Devon: I, um — I just — I don’t understand why you don’t want to believe that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to this.

Billy: What nate’s come up with is solid, and he’s improved upon the original idea.

Devon: No. I’m aware of that. And it has nothing to do with the idea. I think it’s a great one. It’s about the timing. And I don’t think it’s right for our company right now. And I have a decade of experience to back that up.

Lily: Okay, gentlemen —

Jill: No, no, no, no. It’s okay. I respect strong opinions. And I have to say that I am intrigued. So, what do you think of this, lily? Do you like the idea? Did you know if you turn to cold with tide

Nate: So, what’s your answer?

Lily: I mean — well, I need, you know, time to look at the data that nate pulled together and, you know, look at the festival from every angle.

Jill: Good idea.

Lily: Yeah, and, you know, let’s discuss this in house when devon returns from virginia.

Devon: Sure. That sounds fine.

Jill: Look, you all know that I support healthy, rigorous debate. It keeps everybody on their toes. But, lord, I have to tell you it does my heart proud to see how passionate you all are about this company.

Nate: As long as everyone’s keeping an open mind.

Jill: That is exactly right. We have to stay flexible. We have to be receptive to new ideas.

Lily: Well, I’m dying to hear what new ideas you’ve been working on.

Billy: Yeah. You still haven’t told us what the reason for the conference call is.

Lily: It sounded very important.

Jill: First, let me thank you for all the hard work that you have done in making this merger happen because chancellor-winters — we’re in a very strong position. We are poised to do incredible things. We know it, and now so does the rest of the world. And all the buzz that we’ve generated — that’s what has led me to contemplate making another big move.

Lily: What do you have in mind?

Jill: I want to take the company public.

Nick: Look, you want to take pot shots at adam, dad, do your thing. I just don’t want to be a part of it. I think adam’s been through enough lately.

Victor: Son… I’m absolutely stunned hearing you defend your brother, knowing full well he turned his back on his whole family.

Nick: Adam made what he thought was the healthiest decision for himself to walk away from the company. And the battle between the two of you always brings out the worst in him, so maybe this is a good thing.

Victor: What, are you blaming me for his decisions? He’s a grown man.

Sharon: You’re right. He is a grown man. One who’s tried to win a place in your heart for a long time. I’m really impressed by the way nick is standing up for adam.

Nick: I’m seeing him in a different light these days. Now, I still disagree with the vast majority of his decisions, but I think I understand his psyche better. Plus, adam and I share a strange but tragic thing.

Victor: What are you talking about?

Nick: Well, you helped both of us avoid the repercussions of taking another man’s life.

Victor: I don’t think we should discuss this right now.

Nick: Dad, it’s okay. Sharon knows everything.

Adam: Well, I will certainly take the mantle of jerk. It’s certainly, um, one of the tamer names I’ve been called.

Sally: I mean, I could come up with something spicier if you’d like. I’m just not really sure it’s necessary at this point.

Adam: I doubt it. But you should know that, um, according to the american association of bars —

Sally: Not to be confused with the bar association for actual lawyers?

Adam: Mm-hmm. Back to my, uh, premise — if you share a confession while having a drink, you get one in return.

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ] Okay. I am bracing myself.

Adam: You may have fallen in love with a jerk, but I fell in love with the one woman that i never felt the need to pretend anything with… except for one time. And I know that I fell into some bad patterns, and I am genuinely sorry, sally.

Sally: [ Inhales deeply ] Well [Clears throat] We’ve moved past all that, right? We have admitted that we really did fall in love with each other. Our egos have been soothed. So, now that we’ve cleared the air, we can just sit back, have a cordial cocktail as… friends.

Adam: I don’t feel like just a friend right now. (Vo) when you live with moderate to severe crohn’s disease

Victor: Son, this is a very delicate family matter. I don’t think it should be discussed with anyone else.

Nick: You should be glad i have sharon to confide in. I’m still struggling with what i had to do that night.

Victor: You did nothing wrong. Time for you to get over it.

Nick: Both sharon and adam think I should talk to a therapist so I don’t bottle the feelings I’m having inside and just let them fester the way adam did.

Victor: Look… I protected my sons. And I’ll be damned if i apologize for it.

Nick: You don’t have to. I’m not accusing you of anything. I understand you did what you felt was right. I just find it interesting that this might finally be the thing that makes me understand what makes adam tick.

Victor: [ Sighs heavily ]

Sally: [ Exhales heavily ]

[ Cellphone dings ]

[ Sighs ]

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Something important?

Sally: [ Sighs ] It’s chloe. Something at work needs my immediate attention.

Adam: What’s wrong?

Sally: I just thought for the briefest of seconds maybe she was here and this text was a way to lure me away from you, but she’s not here, so this must be a genuine emergency.

Adam: You really have to go?

Sally: Yeah, I, uh, really… definitely do… for many reasons.

[ Sighs ]

Adam: I am glad that we can talk like this again.

Sally: So am I.

[ Breathes deeply ]

Jill: Going public would increase our development capital exponentially. Plus, it would help fund the kind of expansion that nate is so passionate about pursuing.

Billy: Uh, I think it’s a pretty big step.

Jill: Billy, no, this is the time for big, bold moves. Don’t you agree, nate?

Nate: Well, of course I do, but I don’t —

Jill: And why would we waste our time on one little music festival?

Devon: Well, thank you.

Jill: No, when we could have an entire worldwide circuit of them? Okay, tell me what you all think.

Lily: Well, I mean, I-I need time to digest. I mean, this kind of caught me off guard.

Jill: Devon?

Devon: Yeah, uh, I increase our development capital exponentially. Plus, it would help fund the kind of expansion that nate is so passionate about pursuing.

Billy: Uh, I think it’s a pretty big step.

Jill: Billy, no, this is the time for big, bold moves. Don’t you agree, nate?

Nate: Well, of course I do, but I don’t —

Jill: And why would we waste our time on one little music festival?

Devon: Well, thank you.

Jill: No, when we could have an entire worldwide circuit of them? Okay, tell me what you all think.

Lily: Well, I mean, I-I need time to digest. I mean, this kind of caught me off guard.

Jill: Devon?

Devon: Yeah, uh, I think that, uh — I think that going public, it sounds like we’re gonna be giving up a lot of control.

Billy: I agree with devon.

Devon: I also think that control is probably more important right now than just an influx of cash.

Nate: To some people, control is everything.

Devon: I think that we shouldn’t lose sight of the concept that appealed to all of us when we started this, and that’s that it would be a family company, you know, not one that’s publicly traded and owned.

Jack: But, devon, imagine all the opportunities and the possibilities.

Lily: What do you think, nate?

Nate: This is obviously above my pay grade. Thank you for including me in the question, but I’ll leave it to the experts to answer. Thank you again for including me.

Jill: Would someone like to tell me what the heck that was all about?

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Nate: The cancellation fee. How much did you say it would be? Okay. That’s what I’m saying. Cancel it. Invoice me. The company will cover it.

Elena: Nate, what’s going on?

Nate: You were right. Working with my cousins was a huge mistake. I’m out.

Next on “the young and the restless”…

Nikki: I am going to L.A. To confront the one person who may have some information — deacon sharpe.

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Jack: Hey, andy. I called in a take-out order.

Phyllis: Hey, jack. Hey. Good to see you. It’s a beautiful day in genoa city, isn’t it?

Jack: I suppose.

Phyllis: Ah, the sun is out. The birds are chirping. The coffee is strong.

Jack: You sure they didn’t spike that with a little something?

Phyllis: Mnh-mnh. This is all phyllis.

Jack: Then what exactly do you credit this chipper mood to? Did talia morgan write a follow-up to the article she wrote attacking diane?

Phyllis: Um, gosh, I don’t think so, but certainly if you see more articles, please tell me. It’s really, really a mood lifter.

Jack: When I first asked you if you had anything to do with that article, you flatly denied it. It’s since came to me that you were seen multiple times in the company of the reporter who wrote it. Still want to stick to your old story?

Tessa: Is everything okay?

It will be.

Tessa: Is there anything i can do?

Not unless you know how to correctly position a light.

Tessa: Not really my forte, so you go for it.

Lauren: The weather is perfect. And the location — it really meshes with the vibe that we’re going for. You know, fun, summery, romantic.

Mariah: I couldn’t agree more. And we have the perfect model.

Tessa: Oh. Do we? ‘Cause I don’t want to freak anyone out, but I am — I’m pretty nervous.

Mariah: Don’t be!

Tessa: Oh! Okay. Yeah. Sure. Got it.

Mariah: Uh, just give me a second.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Clears throat ] Hey.

Tessa: Hmm? Hi.

Mariah: Hi.

Tessa: Hi.

Mariah: There’s no reason to be nervous, okay? You look incredible. And plus, your — your inner glow is gonna shine through.

Tessa: Oh, my — my inner glow? Or all the artificial lighting?

Mariah: Maybe a little bit of both. I am just kidding. I’m messing with you. You look amazing. You’re gonna do great.

Tessa: Yeah. Yeah. It’s just, there are a lot of people here.

Mariah: Well, yeah, they’re all here to make sure that this is a success. You know, to officially launch marchetti and fenmore’s collaboration. And I couldn’t think of anybody more perfect to be the face of that.

Tessa: Thank you.

Mariah: No. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ]

Diane: Mariah, we’re going to have a few style bloggers come cover the behind-the-scenes of the shoot once we get going.

Mariah: Uh…okay. Yeah, that sounds great. Just make sure they don’t get in the way.

Diane: Oh, of course, of course. I’m so excited. I’m thrilled to be here. And you look fantastic.

Tessa: Oh, thank you.

Diane: Yeah.

Lauren: Okay. Uh, how many looks do we have?

Summer: Well, we have the top eight that we discussed previously and backups if we have time.

Lauren: Okay. You know what? Look three — can we switch out that top to something more vibrant? I think it’ll photograph better.

Summer: Yeah, of course. We have racks of alternatives and plenty of accessories, so we can switch out anything as we see fit.

Lauren: Wonderful.

[ Chuckles ]

Mariah: So, we want to start out with a fun, light feel at first and then get more romantic as looks go from casual to more formal.

I will capture as much fun and romance as the model gives me.

Tessa: Oh, she’s all business, huh?

Mariah: Well, yeah! But she’s here to work with you, you know, bring out your — your fire and your spirit and your beauty.

Tessa: What if all those things are missing in action today or they don’t exist at all?

Mariah: Well, I am looking at you right now, so that’s not possible — ’cause that’s what i see. I see fire, spirit, and beauty. Tessa, you are going to be amazing. Are you ready?

Tessa: Uh-huh.

Mariah: Okay.

Lily: Hey! Oh, my gosh.

Imani: Hi.

Lily: Welcome back.

Imani: Mm.

Lily: How’s naya?

Imani: Ah, still no change.

Billy: That’s, uh — that’s too bad. We’re sorry to hear that.

Imani: Well, thanks, guys. Thank you so much for being so supportive while amanda and i have been away.

Lily: Yeah, of course. Family always comes first.

Imani: Exactly. So, while she’s taking care of everything in virginia, I am here to focus and make sure that all of our legal matters are handled.

Lily: Okay. Great. Well, we have every bit of confidence in you.

Imani: I really appreciate that.

Lily: So, um, while amanda is with devon, I thought it’d be best if the rest of us were in the same room to discuss more pressing matters.

Imani: Alright. Sounds good.

Lily: Yeah. So nate will be joining us.

Imani: Perfect.

Nate: I’ve decided to follow my instincts and run with an idea for chancellor-winters.

Elena: While devon and amanda are both out of town?

Nate: I know it’s a bold move, but it’s the right one. Something devon can’t ignore or dismiss. He’ll finally be forced to accept that I am doing a great job in the position he hired me for.

Elena: Well, I’m sure it’s great. And you sound really excited about it. But isn’t making unilateral decisions what caused all the problems between you and devon in the first place?

Nate: [ Sighs ] And now please welcome ana montoya.

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Nate: Our own music festival will be a huge revenue stream. I just know this is gonna work, so I cannot let anyone stop me, including devon. He’ll eventually realize I’m right.

Elena: I think you need to consider how devon’s gonna take this. It’s like you’re blatantly ignoring his decision, which is what he was worried about when you first brought this up, wasn’t it?

Nate: I heard all devon’s concerns, and I found ways to address them. I’m making an effort. He’s the one who’s not.

Elena: Look, I understand how frustrated you are, and I really want to see you succeed with this, but have you at least talked to lily about it?

Nate: She was excited by the prospect of having our own music festival, but devon ended all discussion. Technically, this comes under his purview, so I don’t think she felt like she could fight him on it. And I wouldn’t want to put her in that position of having devon think that she somehow sided against him, which is exactly how he would react, instead of seeing it for the great idea it is.

Elena: Nate, you need to rethink your plan. This has the potential to end very badly.

Nate: To be honest, I don’t understand your reaction lately to my work situation. When I first brought up my frustration with you, your advice was for me to walk away, instead of encouraging me to make a statement, show devon that he should take me seriously.

Elena: You should show devon? I wonder who gave you that advice.

Nate: I’ve got a meeting i got to get to. I’ll catch up with you later.

Elena: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Boy, did diane come to you crying about the article, jack? Claiming that I was the one who hatched it?

Jack: When I first came to you, you claimed you wanted nothing to do with that reporter. But that wasn’t true, was it? Because you conveniently omitted the fact that you convinced her to use diane as her subject.

Phyllis: I was just messing with diane. It’s fun to do. And, honestly, she was sitting right here. If I wanted to create problems, I would have been more discreet. And it’s diane’s own fault. She was sucking up to talia, sucking up to an investigative journalist. If she didn’t want the heat, she shouldn’t have run into the kitchen, quite honestly.

Jack: She shouldn’t have to protect herself. No one deserves to be dragged through the mud like that.

Phyllis: Oh, god, I cannot understand why you are so mad about this article. All of it has been published before. All of it. And it’s not like it wasn’t true. It’s all true. But yet again, I’m the one under suspicion for all the horrible things that diane has done and that were published in that piece.

[ Sighs heavily ]

Nikki: And the woman is still a menace.

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Could you put some life into it?

Mariah: Hey, uh, just imagine yourself at a cool brunch with your friends, you know? Give us that, like, relaxed sunday vibe.

Tessa: Um…

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Uh, I’m sorry. This isn’t working. I just need to sit down for a second.

Summer: Oh. I’ll handle it. Hey, sorry to play traffic cop, but we’re in the middle of a photo shoot here.

Adam: I heard. That’s why I’m here.

Summer: Really?

Adam: Mm-hmm. Well, since jabot owns marchetti and also has a stake in fenmore’s, as the new co-ceo, i figured I would stop by and see how it’s going.

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Lily: The purchase of the grand phoenix has been finalized.

Imani: Mm-hmm. I sent the final contracts to amanda for review, but everything should be in order.

Nate: The hotel is a great acquisition for us, huge opportunity, and we should definitely capitalize on the publicity of the sale to set the new tone of the place — and to highlight the connection to the music industry.

Billy: Yeah. No, I like that idea. You can work on, uh — work on that with the P.R. Team.

Nate: Absolutely.

Lily: Yeah. So, when you have specifics, just come back and present it to us.

Nate: You got it.

Billy: Alright, next up, podcasts. The ones that we have are performing quite well. We are just in need of more content.

Nate: Can I just say, the numbers from your series were very positive. Ah, the people are gonna miss it.

Billy: I appreciate you saying that, but I’m here to focus on the big picture.

Nate: Could we possibly find someone to partner with chelsea or have her continue to do it on her own?

Billy: I think that would be a great idea. Unfortunately, chelsea has decided to step away.

Nate: Oh, okay. Uh, well, uh, I wasn’t just asking because I was wondering where to go for late-night laughs and a rumination on the human condition.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: But I think we should build on what you started. As far as creating more content, I’ve got a line on about a dozen or more podcasts we could possibly acquire from a smaller company that are ready to feed into the chancellor-winters pipeline. I sent them over to you right before the meeting.

Billy: Okay, well, that sounds great. Sounds like I’ll be having my headphones on for the rest of the afternoon.

Lily: Yeah. Wow. I’m impressed. Thank you for being so proactive.

Nate: Doing my best.

Billy: Yeah. It’s good. Listen, if I am going to be busy this afternoon listening to podcasts, can we reschedule the financial meeting for tomorrow morning?

Lily: Yeah, of course. Not a problem.

Billy: Great.

Imani: [ Clears throat ] Something’s going on with you. I can practically hear the gears turning into your head.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] You’re not wrong.

Billy: Appreciate you accommodating me.

Lily: You’re welcome.

Lauren: So, honey, when we start up again, just like, bend your knee a little, okay? It’ll get some circulation going. And breathe. You’ve got to breathe.

Tessa: Right. Uh, breathe. I forgot about that.

Lauren: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. Okay.

Summer: We really appreciate you stopping by, but the actual shoot isn’t as glamorous as people think. It’s a lot of standing around, as you can see. I’m sure you have a lot more important things to do. We have everything under control here. And I know what ceos really care about are the results.

Kyle: How’s it going?

Diane: Oh, it’s — it’s going.

Summer: I can send you the best shots later.

Kyle: Oh. I see the problem.

Adam: I’m trying to get up to speed on the different facets of the corporation. How else am I supposed to do my job?

Summer: Adam, this is tessa’s first photo shoot for marchetti, so I just think it would be best if we kept the number of people involved to a minimum.

Kyle: What summer is so politely trying to explain, because she’s good at her job and also at navigating company politics, is that we don’t need this many chefs in the kitchen.

Adam: Mm. Well, I’m not giving any opinions. I’m just observing.

Kyle: Could you give me a little moment alone with —

Summer: You know what? I’m just gonna let you handle this one, babe.

Kyle: You showed up. You observed. The best thing you can do now is to smile, give a polite wave, and wish everyone a great photo shoot. In other words, get out of the way and let the people who need to do their jobs do them.

Adam: Kyle, is this really how you want to start things off?

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Phyllis: Uh, nikki and I may have, mm, joked about looking into diane’s past, but talia was working completely on her own.

Nikki: That is entirely true.

Jack: You really expect me to believe that a renowned investigative reporter changed the subject of her article from ashland locke to diane jenkins on a whim? You two may be having some fun taking potshots at her. I don’t think there’s anything funny about it.

Phyllis: Ohh, are you — are you upset because we may have hurt diane’s feelings?

Nikki: You know, what I find even more disturbing is that she has clearly gotten to you to the point that you are defending her.

Jack: This is about kyle. This is honoring kyle’s decision to give his mother a second chance. And by the way, diane has gone out of her way to try to prove she is worthy of that chance by changing the way she behaves. So I don’t appreciate the two of you continuing to launch gratuitous attacks on her.

Nikki: Gratuitous? Am I supposed to forget everything she has done to me, setting me up to take the fall for her murder?

Jack: Thankfully, that didn’t happen, nikki.

Nikki: Well, it would have if she had had her way.

Jack: No one is condoning what diane did. Not me, not kyle, not even diane. She is simply trying to move on with her life. I suggest you two do the same thing. Move on. Thank you, andy.

Kyle: I don’t care what your title is. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t have to put up with you.

Adam: Well, then apparently you don’t know how companies work, kyle.

Kyle: Okay, you are a charity case. My father did you a favor for reasons I can’t fathom. But what I do know is that he went way out on a limb for you. It took a lot for him to convince the family to sign off on hiring you. And we didn’t agree to it because we thought you could bring anything of value to the company. We did it out of respect for him. And do not take that as an endorsement. And do not do anything to cause him grief while you are here, which I predict won’t be long.

Adam: Quite the warning. It’s a little aggressive, in my opinion. But why would I want to cause problems for jack? I’m only here to help him run jabot, kyle.

Kyle: It’s never that simple with you. I don’t know what your agenda is, but it’s only a matter of time until you screw up or lose interest in this walk on the wild side or whatever this is for you, but until then, your input is not welcome. You have nothing to offer, and you do not belong.

Adam: Okay. I got it. Guess I will have to prove myself to all of you. Wouldn’t be the first time.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: [ Sighs ] How did that go?

Kyle: Well, jabot’s new co-ceo and I just had a meeting of the minds. I had to explain to him how things work around here. But let’s focus on the matter at hand — the new face of marchetti. It’s not going well. What’s the problem?

Lauren: Well, we’re having a problem with the direction of the shoot, and if I’m to be honest, it’s with tessa. Um, she’s coming across very self-conscious.

Mariah: She just needs time to ease into it, okay? I know tessa. She — she’s gonna be great. So, if you could just give me one minute, I’ll go talk to her, alright? Thank you.

Lily: Well, that was terrific, guys, very productive.

Billy: Yeah, it feels like we’re firing on all cylinders. And I will catch up with you about the podcasts — of course, once I listen to them all.

[ Laughter ]

Nate: Looking forward to it.

Lily: Yeah, and I can’t wait to hear details about the P.R. Plan to announce the grand phoenix.

Nate: I am on it.

[ Chuckles ]

Billy: See you guys in a bit.

Imani: Thanks, guys.

Lily: Bye. Thank you.

Imani: Appreciate it. God, nate! Oh, my god, you were on fire in there. You brought so much energy to the room.

Nate: It felt good.

Imani: [ Sighs ]

Nate: For the first time in a while.

Imani: Wow. But like I said, there’s something else going on with you, maybe something you didn’t mention?

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I’m taking your advice. I’m going to make a big move while devon’s gone.

Imani: Huh. Can I know the details?

Nate: Let’s just say I plan to generate the kind of success even devon can’t dump all over.

Lily: Nate seemed really enthusiastic, right?

Billy: Yeah. Yeah, he did. He seemed engaged and excited.

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: No negativity.

Lily: I know. I thought things had gotten so strained between him and devon that he was gonna quit, but i think he turned a corner.

Billy: Things are moving in the right direction.

Lily: Yeah, they really are.

Billy: I do want to talk to you about something. Or someone. It’s about chelsea. (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining

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Tessa: [ Sighs ] I can feel everyone’s eyes on us.

Mariah: Ignore them.

Tessa: I’m sorry that I’m slowing everything down. Am I just, like, totally blowing this?

Mariah: No, you are not, so don’t even let that thought creep into your head, okay? I have every confidence in you. I’m not concerned at all.

Tessa: Uh, are you seeing what’s going on right now?

Mariah: Yes. But I know you better than anyone else. Do you remember when you were shooting your music video, how miserable you were, how nervous you were?

Tessa: Actually, I don’t really remember that day. It was such a blur. But I — I do remember that you came up with something really wonderful at the end of the day.

Mariah: No. You did. And that’s exactly how today’s gonna go. You just need to get into the right headspace. Tessa, you are a literal rock star, okay? You have music flowing through every fiber of your being. And when you were doing the music video shoot, all you had to do was forget about yourself and just feel your music. That’s when the magic happened.

Tessa: I hear you.

Mariah: Yeah?

Tessa: Yeah. I’d kiss you right now, but i don’t want to ruin my makeup.

Mariah: [ Laughs ]

Tessa: Because I got a photo spread to do.

Mariah: Alright, everybody! We are ready to go!

Tessa: [ Exhales heavily ]

Summer: There she is!

[ Camera shutter clicking ] You know, you really saved the day.

Mariah: I wasn’t worried. I know my wife. And now the rest of the world is gonna see, yet again, how truly special she is.

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Billy: Oh, chelsea was just pulling her life back together after her break-up with adam. And they have a kid together, so you know — that’s hard to avoid. And then she’s got to go and watch adam chase after sally? She has this relationship with rey. He’s kind with her, he’s caring towards her, and then he gets ripped out of her life, and then her relationship with chloe falls apart. That’s a lot of blows to take back to back.

Lily: Yeah, it is. And then you walked away from the podcast.

Billy: Yeah. Which is still the right decision, but I know for chelsea that was more than just a job for her. And then I shut her down when she asked to spend more time with johnny, too.

Lily: Well, I mean, that’s understandable. She kind of sprung it on you out of the blue.

Billy: Yeah. No. I mean, there is that. And having that conversation at the time just seemed out of the question. But now that I think about it, I can see chelsea’s point. My priority is johnny, making sure that he’s okay, but I know that he’s gonna want to know who his biological mother is. When that is, I don’t know. I guess the best thing I can do is allow them to spend some time together, you know, even if it’s the context of johnny and connor hanging out. What do you think?

Lily: Well, I mean, I think it’s a really lovely gesture. And as someone who has also had to deal with my own complicated family dynamic later in life, i know what johnny is gonna have to go through. So I think that it’s right to start dealing with it now, even if it’s just baby steps, because that way, when you do finally tell johnny about chelsea, he’ll know that she cared.

Billy: And it will bring her some joy. I have to say, when I see chelsea now, it’s like some of the light has gone out of her eyes.

Chelsea: I’m sorry to get your hopes up, mom, but connor and I aren’t coming to stay. Adam won’t allow it. No, no, I’m not going back to the podcast. I’ve already told billy. I can’T. My decision is final. I don’t know what I’m gonna do next. Mom, I got to go, okay? I’ll talk to you soon. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine.

Elena: Imani. You’re back. How’s your mom doing?

Imani: Still no change.

Elena: I’m sorry to hear that. I know how hard that can be. I will keep her in my prayers.

Imani: Thank you.

Elena: Well, I should get going.

Imani: Elena? I’m actually just coming from a meeting with nate.

Elena: Oh?

Imani: Yeah. Oh, my god. He is so good. He’s excited about his job in a way that I have never seen before.

Elena: Oh, that’s great to hear.

Imani: Really? Wow. I wasn’t sure how you’d react because nate told me that you wanted him to quit. Ohh. [ Laughs ] Are you upset that he shared that with me?

Elena: Is that why you told me? Because you were hoping I would be upset?

Imani: I don’t know what you mean.

Elena: I think you do.

Imani: [ Scoffs ]

Elena: And it makes me wonder what else you’re hoping for when it comes to nate.

Imani: You are so overreacting.

Elena: I don’t think I am. I see you, imani. I see exactly what you’re doing, and I would encourage you to stop.

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Lauren: Well, what started as a rocky photo shoot ended up as an unqualified success.

Summer: Thanks in part to the way that kyle dealt with adam.

Kyle: Well, and the way mariah calmed down tessa.

Lauren: Oh, yeah. Mariah certainly knows how to reach her wife.

Kyle: Mm.

Summer: They have that connection that married people have.

Lauren: Aww. Now, I’ve been married a lot longer than the two of you, and I still have that connection. So, call me in a decade, okay?

Summer: You and michael are marriage goals.

Kyle: Ooh, respect.

Lauren: Ah, yes! [ Laughs ]

Summer: All in all, today was so worth it. I mean, the pictures exude light and joy and love, and that’s exactly what we were going for.

Kyle: Hey, if the creative director is happy, I am happy.

Lauren: And I just thought tessa looked exquisite in all the clothes. And I could not be more thrilled that fenmore’s is the exclusive american retailer for the line.

Kyle: Mm.

Lauren: [ Sighs ] I just — I’m so impressed with the two of you, the way you’ve made over marchetti. I mean, the fashion house just seems fresh. And the designer that took over for chelsea — oh! Spectacular!

Summer: Oh, we are so happy with him.

Kyle: His designs are amazing.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Adam: Diane.

Diane: Adam.

Adam: How’d the rest of the shoot go after I left?

Diane: Much better.

Adam: Should I take that personally?

Diane: No. There were a number of factors at work, but I think it ended up coming together quite nicely.

Adam: Good.

Diane: Yeah, I can imagine everyone is sharing a collective sigh of relief.

Adam: Mm. Well, it looked like the P.R. Side of things was under control.

Diane: Thank you. Things went smoothly.

Adam: Mm.

Diane: It was kind of a full-circle moment for me because years ago, before you came to town, I, um — I modeled for jabot.

Adam: Well, maybe we can bring back some of those classic campaigns, you know? Would you like to see your face on a billboard again?

Diane: Oh, god, no. I have already been foisted into the public eye against my will.

Adam: Yeah, I saw that article. I, uh, know firsthand what it’s like to have all your past deeds exposed. Um…it sucks.

Diane: Well, that’s an understatement, but thanks for the understanding.

Adam: Yeah.

Diane: It’ll be nice to have an ally in the building.

Adam: That goes both ways.

Diane: Yeah.

Adam: So, what were you doing in the office? Were you filling in jack on today?

Diane: Oh, no. I was dropping off a list of the bloggers that covered the shoot, along with some potential fashion sites we can send the photos to. Oh, I believe I have a copy for you right here.

Adam: Oh, well, thank you for acknowledging I have an actual job here.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Yeah. I — I didn’t hear what kyle said to you earlier, but I didn’t need to. I’m — I’m sorry. That must have been disappointing.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, to put it mildly.

Diane: Okay. Uh, insulting? Infuriating?

Adam: Eh, you’re getting a little warmer.

Diane: I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of that sort of thing.

Adam: Yeah, it almost felt like I was talking to victoria. You know, I left newman media and my family to get away from judgment and condescension. It seems like I might have just, uh, swapped it out for a different variety.

Diane: I hear you. The only reason phyllis sold her hotel and came to work for marchetti was so that she could spearhead some secret, backstabbing plot against me.

Phyllis: Who the hell convinced talia’s editor to kill all future stories on diane?

Nikki: I don’t know. I mean, could she have done it herself?

Phyllis: Diane doesn’t have that kind of clout.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Maybe jack used his influence.

Phyllis: Mnh-mnh, mnh-mnh. I refuse to believe that jack is that far gone. I refuse to believe it. Besides, he seemed genuinely concerned that there were more articles to come. Nikki, I cannot believe that this phase in our plan has been stopped in its tracks.

Nikki: Okay, well, it’s not our only phase. You’re supposed to be working your angle inside marchetti.

Phyllis: I am.

Nikki: Okay. Good. In the meantime, I have decided another approach for our problem.

Phyllis: Okay, you want to be more specific?

Nikki: Next week, I am going to los angeles… to see deacon sharpe. Hi, my name’s steve.

Tessa: Hi.

Mariah: Hey.

Tessa: I had you all pretty worried there for a sec, huh?

Mariah: Not me. Not for a second.

Tessa: Poor lauren.

Mariah: [ Laughs ] She was thrilled, by the way, with everything, the way that it turned out — and summer and kyle. You were, like, the glam model of their fantasies.

Tessa: Mm. How about you?

Mariah: Oh, the fantasies that I have… you at home, your bunny slippers, that dirty hoodie that you wear to work out.

Tessa: I wash it sometimes.

[ Both laugh ]

Mariah: I love you in it. And out of it. High fashion or no fashion at all.

Tessa: How lucky are we?

Mariah: The luckiest.

Elena: I see what’s going on here. And yet I continue to give you the benefit of the doubt. I have put up with your flirting and your little digs. But this? This could actually hurt nate’s relationship with devon, not to mention cause him to lose his job and his connection with his entire family.

Imani: Look, I am just trying to encourage nate to follow his potential.

Elena: By going behind devon’s back and doing exactly what he asked him not to?

Imani: [ Sighs ] So he’s going forth with the music festival.

[ Chuckles ] Fantastic.

Elena: It’s a mistake.

Imani: Why?

[ Chuckles ] ‘Cause you want him to go running back to medicine? Something that clearly makes him unhappy?

Elena: [ Scoffs ]

Imani: Well, obviously I have more faith in nate as a businessman than you do.

Nate: Wanted to let you know we’re moving forward with the music festival. Yes, I understand it would be costly to cancel, but I am focused on the upside, which will be tremendous. I’m getting the performance contracts started, and I found land to lease. Let’s make this happen.

Chelsea: Johnny, I am sorry connor didn’t even say hi. He jumped in that pool before I’d even turned around.

Johnny: Can I go swimming, too?

Billy: Yes, you can, but can you please say hello first?

Johnny: Hi.

Chelsea: Hi. Your dad tells me you’re a great swimmer.

Johnny: Yeah, I’m pretty good, I guess.

Chelsea: Oh, do you have on enough sunscreen?

Johnny: Yeah. I put on a ton.

Billy: Uh, okay, why don’t you go say hi to connor? You don’t have to listen to our boring conversation. Let me see your best cannonball.

Johnny: Cool. Thanks.

Billy: Alright.

Johnny: Connor!

Chelsea: Oh, be careful! Wow.

Billy: Ahh.

Chelsea: Eee. Well…

Billy: That was close.

Chelsea: It was really close. Thank you for this. It’s really special seeing them together. Sometimes I think having connor was the only good thing I’ve ever done. Well, that and making sure johnny has a wonderful family. That’s something, too.

Billy: Well, I hope you’re feeling better than you were the last time we talked.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] This helps a lot. And as far as the other stuff goes, I’m just taking it one day at a time.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: The difference between you and me is that you have no specific enemies at jabot.

Adam: Oh, I wouldn’t be so sure about that. Kyle wasn’t warm and fuzzy. And, um, you know, ashley — she will always hate me. And I’m sure that billy makes his displeasures known any chance he gets.

Diane: True, but none of them are actively trying to undermine you, which means that you have a shot of winning people over. I’ve — I’ve made a little progress in that area because there are a few who are willing to give me a chance to prove that I’m sincere.

[ Scoffs ] But phyllis will never change the way she thinks about me because, with phyllis, you’re an enemy for life.

Phyllis: Oh, my god. What? Deacon sharpe? Oh, my god.

Nikki: Alright, alright, will you please stop? I don’t need to hear about your history with him. Unless it could be useful?

Phyllis: Uh…it’s not memorable. I’ll just say that. Um… but I don’t understand. If talia can’t write any more stories about diane, why do you have to meet with deacon sharpe?

Nikki: She thinks she might be able to change her editor’s mind if deacon has something juicy to add. I mean, I don’t know. He could have so much dirt on her that she could write a whole book about diane.

Phyllis: Oh, my god, that would be amazing. Nikki, I — I have to ask you. Are you up for this? I mean, deacon is the one who helped diane fake her own death and that you were up on murder charges. Can you handle this?

Nikki: I can definitely handle it. And it’s long overdue.

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Billy: Great. Thank you.

Jack: How many of those do you have a day?

Billy: I’m sure you’re aware, sharon’s daughter just left for college.

Jack: Yeah, she’s in michigan. Great school. Go blue.

Billy: I’ve paid half her tuition, one coffee at a time.

Jack: [ Chuckles ] I’m sure sharon appreciates that.

Billy: So, I assume you’re here for a little afternoon pick-me-up, sorting through all the personnel changes at jabot.

Jack: Yes, now that we’ve acquired marchetti, I have a few more faces and names I have to remember.

Billy: Yeah, sure, but I’m talking about one employee in particular.

Jack: I knew exactly what you were talking about.

Billy: Adam’s been on the job for about 3 hours now. Has he burned the place down?

Jack: Hasn’t caused any problems, and I’m not going to discuss him with you anymore. No, because you are so wise about business, though, I’d like to tap your brain about a couple of other subjects.

Billy: [ Laughing ] Oh. Really? Me?

Jack: I’d like to know about chancellor-winters’ purchase of the grand phoenix.

Billy: Sure. What do you want to know?

Abby: Chloe. Hi. I haven’t seen you in a while.

Chloe: Yeah, I don’t think that we’ve talked since tessa and mariah’s wedding.

Abby: Oh, my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been that long. I was so excited to see your name on an order.

Chloe: Oh, that’s so sweet.

Abby: Unfortunately, the kitchen is a little backed up, so can I offer you a drink while you wait — on the house?

Chloe: That’s great. I’ll just take a soda water with lemon, since I have to get back to the office.

Abby: You got it. Have you been working long hours these days?

Chloe: Yeah, we’re just still trying to find our footing. But it’s going well.

Abby: Well, if chance’s schedule is any indication, I’m sure kevin has been working long hours on this ashland case. It’s been taking up so much time.

Chloe: Yeah, kevin has been working very long hours.

Abby: [ Sighs ] I’m just so glad that the case is finally closed.

Chloe: Me too.

Abby: Maybe now we can spend some quality time with our husbands.

Chloe: Yeah, 100%. Uh, but I hope chance and kevin can get past their tension.

Abby: That tension?

Adam: You want to go visit your mom?

Chelsea: That’s right.

Adam: And you want connor to go with you?

Chelsea: Yeah. Anita loves seeing him. He loves seeing her. It’s been a while.

Adam: Where is this idea coming from?

Chelsea: I’ve been thinking about it for some time. I need to get out of genoa city for a bit.

[ Sighs ] You know that feeling where the walls are closing in on you?

Adam: Sure. Yeah, it would be a good idea to get out of here so you can clear your head? But connor doesn’t need to go with you.

Chelsea: I’m going to see his grandmother. I want him with me.

Adam: Listen to me. Chelsea, connor just got back from camp. I mean, school is starting soon. It’s just not really a good time.

Chelsea: I’ve barely spent any time with him this summer. I just want to spend some time with my son.

Adam: Okay, well, I have barely spent 10 minutes with him since he’s been home. I mean, there’s just so much to do before school starts. Unless you’re thinking about a lengthier move, in which case, the answer is absolutely no.

Chance: Well, hey, beautiful.

Abby: Hi, babe.

Chance: Yeah, I finished work a little early today, and I was thinking of stopping by getting a drink. What do you say? Me, you, glass of wine, maybe throw it in a sippy cup in honor of our picnic.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] I would like that. I’m just finishing up here, so your timing is perfect.

Chance: For a change.

Abby: Well, come on over. I will save you a seat at the end of the bar.

Chance: Okay.

Sally: Chance. So glad I ran into you.

Chance: Sally. Hi. I actually have to take off right now.

Sally: Oh, it won’t take long. Mind if I have a seat?

Chance: You know, I, un — really don’t have the time right now.

Sally: It’s only gonna take a few minutes. Besides, don’t you want to thank me?

Chance: For what, exactly?

Sally: For not publishing that incendiary article about the ashland locke case. No matter who you are,

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Chelsea: I’m not saying i want to move to minnesota. I wouldn’t spring that on you. It’s just a visit.

Adam: [ Sighs ] How long are we talking, chelsea? Two days, three?

Chelsea: I’m not sure, but it wouldn’t really necessarily be a quick trip. I need time away. You know, the last time I brought connor to visit my mom, it helped me reset my perspective. I came back to genoa city much more grounded, and connor really likes it there. He and anita have a connection.

Adam: And what about school?

Chelsea: I mean, his old boarding school is there. He could re-enroll as a day student.

Adam: Chelsea, he’s happy. Here. His soccer season starts. He has friends here. I mean, we can’t disrupt the beginning of a school year like that.

Chelsea: I would make sure this didn’t disrupt anything for him. You just need to trust me.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Chelsea, he’s not going, okay? You clearly have not thought this through.

Chelsea: Why can’t you just take my word that I need this right now? Adam, I’m not feeling great. I-I-I feel like I’m heading towards those emotional issues…again. I feel like that’s the direction the current is taking me. I know the signs, and you’ve seen them, too.

Adam: Okay.

Chelsea: I feel like I’m — I’m — [Sniffles] I’m in a fast-moving river a-and I can’t find my footing and I can’t grab onto anything, and I-I need a change.

Adam: Okay, and I appreciate you telling me that. It’s a healthy step, but, chelsea, listen to yourself. Connor’s not a life preserver. He’s a kid, and fixing his mom, it’s not his job.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

Billy: So, what would you like to know about chancellor-winters’ purchasing phyllis’ hotel?

Jack: For starters, congratulations. It’s a sterling property.

Billy: Okay, good. I will pass that along.

Jack: I would like to open an exclusive jabot boutique on the premises. It sounds like lily is trying to cater to a more sophisticated, artistic clientele, and jabot seems a perfect fit.

Billy: It’s a very interesting idea, but why are we talking about it?

Jack: What do you mean?

Billy: Jack, you could have shot me an e-mail saying, “I want to open up a boutique in the hotel,” done.

Jack: I’m not sure what your point is.

Billy: Well, I think you’re trying to change the subject. You’re trying to divert the conversation away from adam.

Jack: Okay, maybe I am. I don’t want to talk any more about my hires. They’re my hires. I’m running showboat.

Billy: It’s very convenient for you, jack, but you don’t understand.

Jack: I understand that he caused you pain. I understand you are hurt every time he walks into a room. But, billy, I have to support adam now. I have to make sure he is a success at jabot.

Billy: And what, you’re suggesting I do the same?

Jack: I would never presume to tell you what to do. Could we get back to the subject at hand? I wanted to talk to you about this boutique because you’re the ceo. If you’d rather I just talk to lily, just tell me so. Apparently, you’re very busy with your podcast.

Billy: Wow, your ability to be passive-aggressive, yet civil and cordial, while ripping me apart is actually impressive.

Jack: I apologize for the tone. Look, I’m standing by the sentiment. You seem to be more caught up in your creative pursuits than you are in your job.

Billy: Well, then you’re gonna be really happy to hear that I have retired from the podcast game.

Jack: Really?

Billy: Yeah, I’m walking away from the microphone in order to be the best C.O.O. I can be for chancellor-winters.

Abby: Chance is on his way over. I want to ask him about kevin, s-since I don’t want to put you in an awkward position if you don’t want to talk about it.

Chloe: I just don’t want to cause any trouble where there is none. Kevin was just venting about how he was putting in a lot of hours on the ashland case. I really don’t know anything. I just should have kept my big mouth shut.

Abby: No, I’m glad you didn’T. I didn’t know there was any tension.

Chloe: Well, the good news is, the case, and all of rey’s cases, are closed, so we will be seeing our husband’s more often.

Abby: Although you are heading back to the office, and I am still here at work, so maybe it’s not all the guys’ fault.

Chloe: That is true. And I imagine running this place takes a lot of time. You know, I’m — I’m hoping that my long hours at the office are just temporary.

Abby: How’s it going over there, ms. C.O.O.? Do you like it?

Chloe: I — I love the job. I’m loving all the work, but…

Abby: But what?

Chloe: I hate dealing with your brother constantly hanging around.

Abby: Nick? Well, I’m sure overseeing newman media is part of his new job.

Chloe: No, the other one.

Abby: Oh, uh, him. Why is adam hanging around?

Chloe: I don’t know. He’s got some sort of hold on sally, and it just makes my job more difficult when the C.E.O. Is distracted. Not to mention my best friend is chelsea, and she is always irritated by him.

Abby: Oh, I thought that ship had sailed. I thought chelsea was gonna move on.

Chloe: Well, you know adam. He wreaks havoc on all of his exes’ lives. Sally is a mess because of him.

Abby: I don’t have any sympathy for her. She knew the risks. She deserves what she gets for sliding into bed with adam.

Sally: I did not fall into adam’s trap.

Chance: Good for you. What exactly did he try to pull?

Sally: Oh, he came to me with a promise of concrete evidence of victor’s involvement in covering up ashland’s death. And he talked to me about how career-making a story this could be. But I know adam well enough to suspect his motives were more about going after his father than catapulting me to success.

Chance: And what exactly do you want from me?

Sally: Well, I sensed, after our last conversation, that you’re a real truth-and-justice kind of guy, so I’m guessing you had to make a hard decision, just like I did.

[ Inhales deeply ] I brought adam’s offer to victoria and nick, because it was my responsibility to let them know.

Chance: Okay, so, I really don’t have a lot of time. Why are you telling me this?

Sally: Well, I don’t have an agenda, unlike adam. I just thought maybe we were kindred spirits. I thought maybe we should commiserate about making hard choices since you were in the same position I was. I mean, you shut down the case in spite of all of the evidence. In the end, you know, we both realized that the right thing to do was to just tow the newman family line. Why give your family just ordinary eggs

Chance: I actually don’t see it that way at all. I did not toe any family line. I just did my job.

Sally: But your decision lined up with what the newmans wanted?

Chance: No, I closed my case based on the evidence that I had. I could not prosecute anyone based on that evidence. Now, remember, I am the expert on what makes a good case. Adam is not.

Sally: Okay. Maybe we’re not simpatico. We just came to similar conclusions in a similar fashion, but your reasons were different. Truth and justice and all.

Chance: Think you’re getting it now.

Sally: Totally. Well, I’m moving on and I’m putting the issue to bed. I’m sure you’re happy to put the issue behind you, as well, given all the family dynamics at play.

Chance: Sally, a man lost his life in this situation. Let’s not forget that. Yes, he was a terrible human being, but this investigation was still taken very seriously. Now it is closed, and I am very glad that it is closed. And I just hope everyone involved can just put it behind them.

Sally: It’s really good to see you.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Jack: I got to say, I’m surprised. I thought you loved your podcast.

Billy: I did. But lily was right when she pointed out that I was spending too much of my attention on the podcast.

Jack: So you’re giving up something you enjoy to concentrate on business?

Billy: I get it, jack. You don’t believe it?

Jack: Well, your corporate career has never exactly been your top priority.

Billy: Yeah, sure, but, uh, what can I say? It is now. Being the chief operating officer to support lily’s vision of this new company is exactly where I want to be.

Jack: And that’s a good change.

Billy: Yeah, I think it is, jack. It’s a good position for me. I feel at home. Working with lily and her family is very rewarding. They’re really good people. And on top of that, I’m continuing my mother’s legacy.

Jack: And that means a lot.

Billy: Yeah, it means a lot.

Jack: Billy, I know you think of yourself as a great poker player, but I feel like I’m getting a good read on you.

Billy: Is that right? You think I’m bluffing?

Jack: Not completely, but i think you’re working very hard to convince yourself.

Billy: Well, either you’re not hearing me correctly or you’re projecting.

Jack: I’m projecting? How so?

Billy: I think you’re feeling really nervous about the recent corporate hires, and you’re projecting your insecurities on me.

Jack: I didn’t realize I was being so transparent.

Billy: Jack, got to look a little deeper. You’ll find it.

Jack: I’m not so sure. Look, I’m very happy you are now focused on your business career.

Billy: Are you really?

Jack: Yes, I am. Hey, I have a long track record in business, and maybe you’ve heard about it. There is not a corporate boardroom situation that I have not faced.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Jack: I would like to be there to help you if you could use some help.

Billy: Right, of course, jack, because where the hell would I be without the wise, wise words of mr. Jack abbott?

Adam: Chelsea. I think you may need more than a visit with your mom to set you on the right path. I mean, if it’s as bad as you say it is, I think you should get back into therapy.

Chelsea: I don’t need it.

Adam: Would you think about it? You never completed therapy, because you convinced the judge to let you out of the psychiatric treatment facility so you could go help anita. You never faced whatever it is at the core of your issues.

Chelsea: Mm, you mean the reason I’m unstable?

Adam: Chelsea, will you please not put words in my mouth? I have been understanding. I know how hard you took rey’s death, and I know your career has taken some turns lately. I’m trying to empathize. So, why are you snapping at me? I’m trying to help.

Chelsea: Because I’m so sick of the way you talk down to me. Do you hear yourself? “Oh, poor little chelsea doesn’t even realize what’s wrong with her.”

Adam: Okay, I think you’re making a lot of unfair assumptions about what I’m really thinking.

Chelsea: Mm, mm. You know, it’s really ironic that you’re the one pushing me to get therapy, considering most people would agree I’m this way because of you. But I don’t blame you for my problems. I don’T. I take responsibility for my mistakes. And I know I almost lost connor because of them. So all I’m asking is for a little bit of alone time with my son.

Adam: Chelsea, you just — you know it’s not that simple. Okay? If you are as adrift as you say you are, you know that I can’t let you go away with connor when you’re in this state. You can’t run from this. You need to stay here and deal with the issues. I’m trying to help you.

Chelsea: All I know is, you are vindictive and petty and judgmental. And if it weren’t for connor, I’d wish to god I never met you.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Today, my friend,

you did it…

Sally: What was that about?

Adam: It was — it was nothing.

Sally: Didn’t look like nothing to me.

Adam: I’m really concerned about her.

Sally: What do you think the issue is?

Adam: I’m not sure. That’s part of the problem. I thought she was making progress, and she’s just been so erratic lately. It’s like one minute we’re having a nice conversation about connor, and then a few seconds later, she’s flying off the handle.

Sally: I’ve been on the receiving end of some of that anger. She’s always completely awful to me, but [Inhaling deeply] I can see that you’re concerned.

Adam: Well, I’m concerned about my son being around someone with a hair-trigger like chelsea. It’s not good for a kid.

Sally: What are you gonna do?

Adam: Well, I’ll tell you what I’m not gonna do, is let her take my son out of town to see her mother.

Sally: Is that what the conversation was about?

Adam: Yes. And when I said no, she didn’t take it well.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

Abby: Chelsea? Are you okay?

Chelsea: Hi, abby. I’m fine. I just…

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. Um… actually, I’m not fine. And come to think of it, I’m not sorry.

[ Chuckles ] I’m so sick of apologizing. I feel like I’ve been doing that a lot lately. The truth is, um, I’m not okay. No, I’m not okay, and I haven’t been okay in a long time — probably for months, actually. Yeah. Yeah. Since rey died. I was finally starting to feel normal, starting to enjoy my life again, and then the accident happened, and nothing has been okay ever since. Everything has been a complete mess, and then I’m doing this podcast with billy. And I was really enjoying it, you know? And then it just got yanked away from me, after I shared my deepest, darkest secrets with the world. Ha! It’s like, I think I just — I just feel really lonely. I think I feel lonely. And every time I start to make a connection with somebody, it blows up in my face. So I’m definitely not fine. And I just think I need all of the amateur therapists in town to stop telling me what to do, you know, and how to take care of myself, because they have no idea what I’ve been going through. So what I really need is for everybody to keep their opinions to themselves. What I really need is for everybody to just shut up!

[ Gasps ]

Jack: Look, I don’t want to offer unwelcome advice.

Billy: But here I am, about to get a whole load of it.

Jack: Will you allow me a well-earned observation?

Billy: Yes, please. What is it?

Jack: Okay, I say this because I care. I have known you your whole life. I am saying this out of concern.

Billy: You’re tap-dancing, jack. Just spit it out.

Jack: As much as I hate to admit it, I think you and i would agree that you are not well-suited to corporate life. You’ve given it your best shot. Invariably, you either get bored and walk away, or you blow things up. I know this firsthand. I’ve giving you jobs at jabot, and it never quite worked out. You get bored and you walk, or you self-sabotage. And it just seems to me, that’s not where your passions lie. And I think you should be wary of history repeating itself.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Well, you can’t run away from your history, can you? You know, jack, I’ve made some pretty significant changes.

Jack: I know you’ve changed.

Billy: I walked away from that podcast in order to break the cycle of this story that you keep reminding me of, to make sure that I show up and do the job that lily needs me to do.

Jack: That lily needs.

Billy: Yes. Yeah, jack.

Jack: What about what you need? What about what you want? I’m serious. Is being C.O.O. Of chancellor-winters your dream job? Is — is that what you want? Who says you have to spend more on skincare

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Billy: [ Sighs ] So, you want to know my dream job? That’s easy. Professional gambler.

Jack: Aw.

Billy: Sitting at that table, cards out in front of you, millions of dollars. It’s a hard way to make an easy living. Football season starting soon. Horses are always running. See the lines, you see the spreads, and I know exactly where to pick the weak spot.

Jack: And that’s the dream? Playing cards, betting on sports?

Billy: Well, jack, that’s what you want to hear. That’s how you think of me, as a gambling addict, so I might as well lean into it, right? But don’t worry, because I know I can’t, because I am very aware of my history.

Jack: Good. I’m glad to hear that. Someone’s long-term plans do matter, though. Look, anytime I hire someone at a high-level position at jabot, I want to know they’re there because they want to be there, not just ’cause it’s a step along the way.

Billy: So you’re saying that you wouldn’t hire me at jabot, because I have outside interests?

Jack: It would be a consideration in my determination, yes.

Billy: Jack, [Sighs] It’s just the audacity is, you’re saying that you wouldn’t hire me at jabot because of my history, yet you go and hire someone like adam. Are you aware of the ways that he has hurt people in your family?

Jack: I don’t know why you’re being so defensive. I’m trying to help you.

Billy: Helping me by pointing out all the terrible things that I’ve done —

Jill: Billy, billy, I know you hate adam. I know you will never forgive him for causing delia’s death. That’s never going to change. But I don’t think you’re upset because I hired adam at jabot.

Billy: No, you’re right, jack, I’m not upset, I’m furious.

Jack: This isn’t about adam. This is about you and me. You think I have more faith in adam than I have in you.

Billy: Because you do.

Jack: That is not true. Adam and I have been friends for a long time. I have been there to support him in a way victor couldn’T. You are my brother. There is no comparison. I will always be on your side. My god, I hope you know that.

Sally: I get that you want to protect your son. And I would never second-guess your judgment about what’s best for connor. But he is chelsea son, too.

Adam: You think I should have let him go?

Sally: Not at all. I-I’m just saying that [Sighs] I get where she’s coming from. I may even feel a little bad for her.

Adam: Wow. That’s — that’s a surprise.

Sally: I know what it’s like to feel alone and cut off from family. Life can be hard. You can feel isolated and despondent, and it can mess with your head.

Adam: If you’re saying that I caused you those feelings, I’m sorry, sally.

Sally: I’m not fishing for another apology, and I’m not about to let your issues with chelsea lead me to forgiving you. You have to earn that on your own.

Adam: Mm-hmm. And I accept that.

Sally: I’m just letting you know that I can see her side of it. May not want to hear it, but… tough. I have to get back to the office. I will see you around.

Adam: Yeah.

Abby: Chelsea, I’m really sorry that you’re going through a rough patch.

Chelsea: No, I’m really sorry for dumping all that on you.

Abby: I thought you weren’t apologizing anymore.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ] Uh, well, I’m not apologizing when I don’t mean it, but I do mean it when it comes to you, because you’re just being nice. I’m not really myself these days. Um… mmm! Ah. Adam and I just got in an argument. He was one of the people telling me how I should handle my emotions.

Abby: It’s so funny, chloe was just here talking about the havoc that adam wreaks in people’s lives.

Chelsea: Oh, chloe’s favorite hobby is complaining about adam. But she’s not wrong.

Abby: Chelsea, I’ve been hoping for you to find a happier, healthier relationship than what you had with adam.

Chelsea: Yeah, I’m hoping for the same thing, abby. And trust me, I’m not getting back together with him. No way. It’s just co-parenting is tricky. We have to do it for connor’s sake. And now we’re fighting over the fact that I want to bring him to go visit my mom.

Abby: And he won’t let you?

Chelsea: No, and I don’t understand what the big deal is, but he’s firmly against it.

Abby: Well, I am not going to offer my opinion on that.

Chelsea: Why? Because you don’t want another outburst by me?

Abby: No, because I have had my own share of outbursts recently; and family stuff, it can be hard to navigate.

Chelsea: Yeah, I’ll drink to that. Mmm. And I’ll take another one of these. Ooh. [ Sighs ] (Dog barking) we love our pets.

Abby: Hi.

Chance: Hi. Ooh.

Abby: Ooh.

Chance: Wow. What a welcome. Should we just skip the drinks and go home. Let’s get out of here.

Abby: I would love that, but I need a favor first.

Chance: What’s that?

Abby: Chelsea’s here.

Chance: So?

Abby: She’s had a bad day, and I don’t think she should drive herself home. And she’s had a couple of drinks on an empty stomach.

Chance: Is she okay?

Abby: Whatever you do, do not ask her that. I made that mistake earlier, and apparently she is tired of people wondering about her mental state. It’s a delicate situation.

Chance: Hmm. Why don’t we just call her a cab?

Abby: I think she’d be offended. She’s not drunk. She just shouldn’t drive herself home. I think, if detective chancellor offered her a ride, she’d be more receptive. What do you think? You could go work your charms?

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: Hey. I got us some lunch.

Sally: Thanks. Hey, have you checked in with chelsea lately?

Chloe: Why, have the two of you had another argument?

Sally: No, I’m just worried about her.

Chloe: Chelsea? You’re worried about chelsea lawson?

Sally: Yeah. I walked in on some big fight she was having with adam in the park, and she just seemed totally on edge. And she said that she wished she’d never met adam.

Chloe: Because this is what he does to the women that he’s involved with.

Sally: That is an exaggeration. Adam and sharon seem to be in a really good place. In fact, she’s even rooting for us to work things out.

Chloe: Yeah, well, she’s the only one.

Sally: But they’re friends now. That’s my point.

Chloe: Sharon can tolerate him now, but it has taken them years to get there. He is so destructive that it causes repercussions long after the relationship is over. And that is the ugly truth about adam. You can love him and you can trust him, and when he ends things, it gets ugly. And even after you’ve broken up, he can still ruin your life.

Chance: Excuse me. Is the sea taking her?

Chelsea: Hi! Hi! My guru is here!

Chance: Good to see you again.

Abby: Guru?

Chelsea: Oh, your husband was awesome. He totally, like, talked me out of one of my moods the other day, and I — I was, like, literally trying to convince her to be my personal guru, but I guess he’s busy these days being a detective.

Chance: Oh, you know what? That’s not it. I just don’t like the title “guru.” See, if I’m gonna be called something I’m not, I think I’m going for “superhero.”

Chelsea: Well, I’m not revoking it. Not gonna happen. Oh, unless — tell him, abby — unless you ask me how I’m doing, because apparently you’re not allowed to ask me that question. Ask your wife. I just gave her an earful. So you don’t want to go there.

Chance: Well, you know what? I wouldn’t even dream of it. Hey, so, anyways, me and abby are about to get out of here, and we both have our cars, so I can give you a ride.

Chelsea: [ Gasps ] Oh, that — that’s fine. I’m good. I’M… I actually should probably be going. It’s been a day. Whoo!

Chance: Oh, hey.

Chelsea: I’m fine. I’m good.

Chance: Hey, look, my car’s right out front. It’s really no worry.

Chelsea: Is this one of those scenarios where I get in a cop car and we end up at a police station?

Chance: I don’t think so. Have you done anything illegal lately?

Chelsea: No, I’ve been good. I just — I’m just a little lightheaded because I hadn’t eaten, and abby made me some of her delicious cocktails. So thank you, abby.

Abby: Well, you’re welcome. I hope you get home safe.

Chelsea: Are you sure it’s not a bother?

Chance: It’s not a big deal. Come on, let’s go. I got you.

Chelsea: Bye.

Abby: Good night.

Chelsea: Ooh.

Chance: Ooh, yeah. Okay. Yeah. Ready? You okay?

Chelsea: Yeah.

Abby: [ Mouths words ]

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Sally: Okay, I think what you’re saying isn’t really specific to adam. I mean, you could say that about any relationship that’s ever ended. First, there’s love and trust, and then there’s pain and then feeling like your life is ruined when everything ends.

Chloe: Okay, I get that it sounds somewhat typical, but when it comes to adam, it’s taken to the extreme.

Sally: Okay, I can’t keep going over this with you. It’s like you’re obsessed with him. You went behind my back to talk with him about me.

Chloe: I’m just trying to protect you and all of my friends. And you know what? If you’re fine, I’m good, because I am honestly tired of it, too.

Sally: Come on, chloe. It’s just exhausting. I can’t spend too much time thinking about how horrible my ex is. It’s just a waste of energy. We have way too much to do to have this conversation five times a day.

Ashley: I agree 100%. So let’s finish our lunch, get back to work, so we can finally go home to see our…

Sally: Our what? Our families, significant others?

Chloe: I-I didn’t mean anything.

Sally: I know. I just don’t have those things. You know? So I should call myself lucky that adam and i ended things when we did. So I don’t end up screaming at him in the middle of the park, wishing that I never met him.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Please apologize to abby for me about that outburst.

Chance: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: It was really awkward, but she handled it like a champ.

Chance: Well, you know what? I’m sure, running that place, she has heard worse.

Chelsea: Maybe. Well, this is me.

[ Card reader buzzes ] Oh, it was very sweet of her to let me vent like that. I’ve just had a rough day.

Chance: Yeah. No, I get it. I totally get it. I know people need to unwind every now and then. Everyone needs someone to be their messy self with. I’m very happy to be there for you, chelsea. And you know what? I’m sure abby is, too.

Chelsea: Well, thank you. It’s just hard for me to trust that I can be honest sometimes.

Chance: People — they don’t always know how you feel. You make assumptions based off how they interpret your actions. And sometimes those assumptions can sting.

Chelsea: Exactly.

Chance: So, you know, you never have to worry about my motives. You can trust me.

Chelsea: Thanks, chance. Appreciate that. And I appreciate the ride home. Although this really isn’t a home for me either. I guess that’s also why I am feeling so lost.

Chance: Well, hey, you know what I think? If you always got your kids around, you can make anyplace feel like home.

Chelsea: Well, [Chuckles] Yeah. You really are my superhero guru, after all.

[ Chuckles ]

Chance: Well…

Billy: Do you think I’m jealous of your friendship with adam?

Jack: No, I didn’t say that.

Billy: Disdain for it, yeah, absolutely. Confusion, 100%. But I resent you thinking that somehow I-I’m jealous of you hiring adam as your co-C.E.O., ‘Cause I walked away from jabot and I have not had one desire to return there, even though you keep telling me that the door is open.

Jack: I’m trying to tell you that I will always be there to support you. I’m trying to get to the source of this restlessness.

Billy: This is how you support me?

Jack: This isn’t coming from nowhere. I heard your podcast.

Billy: Oh, god.

Jack: Now, wait, you talked about feeling lost, about something missing in your life. What was that about?

Billy: Well, jack, it was something I was feeling on the day, and I expressed it. It’s not a root cause for anything.

Jack: No, it’s — it’s a symptom. Why are you feeling like that? Why — it’s this endless effort to find a safe place to land about unresolved issues?

Billy: What are you — what are you talking about? Unresolved issues with what? With you? With dad? With mom?

Jack: I don’t know. It could be any of those.

Billy: You’re reaching. Okay? You know what? Maybe it’s you with the unresolved issues. Maybe you’re questioning me in the corporate world because you’re scared I’m gonna outshine you.

Jack: I am merely reflecting your words back on you. I get the feeling that chancellor-winters is not where your heart is, where you want to be, and apparently neither are the podcasts.

Billy: What you’re doing is you’re — you’re saying that I’m just a wandering soul and I’ve got no purpose in life.

[ Sighs ] And I resent the hell out of that. And I certainly don’t need your armchair analysis about what’s missing in my life.

Jack: Listen to me, billy. Would you be this angry if nothing that I just suggested were true?

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ]

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Jack: [ Sighs ]

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Imani: How’s business today, mr. Coo?

[ Both laugh ]

Nate: Imani. I knew devon decided to fly to virginia to see amanda, but I did not know you were coming back home.

Imani: Actually, it was amanda’s turn to come back, but she couldn’t tear herself from mom and wanted to keep an eye on things at the clinic.

Nate: So you decided to come back instead.

Imani: I thought one of us had to come here to keep the legal wheels turning, so here i am.

Nate: Well, it is really good to see you.

Imani: It’s good to be seen.

Billy: Whoa. I don’t — I’m sorry if I gave you the wrong impression, but that — that was a mistake.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Chelsea.

Chelsea: Billy.

Billy: Hey. How you doing?

Chelsea: I’m great. I’m great.

Billy: Good.

Chelsea: Yeah. Yeah, it’s a beautiful day. Just soaking up the sunshine.

Billy: Right.

Chelsea: So, um… I’m sure you’re busy, so don’t let me keep you.

Billy: Uh, no, I’m not, actually. I’m alright. And I’m actually glad that I ran into you. There’s a couple things I wanted to talk to you about.

Mariah: I still can’t believe that adoption agent refused to represent us.

Tessa: Yeah. I mean, look, I know we both have done things in the past that we regret, but that’s what it is. It’s the past.

Mariah: That’s certainly not how she saw it. She’s convinced that our arrest records make us too sketchy to be considered as adoptive parents. Not the reaction we were hoping for.

Tessa: So, what do we do now?

Nick: Okay, faith will be here shortly, and then we’ll get our college move-in road trip started. You all set?

Sharon: I think so. Finished all my errands, and, um, I packed a cooler with a bunch of drinks in it, got my phone charged so I can take a million pictures of her on campus. And I’m really excited for her. And I’m very proud.

Nick: Me too. But…

Sharon: But am I prepared to come back to a home without faith in it? I don’t know. It’s going to be strange without her around.

Nick: I know. But you know what? Noah and mariah and tessa — they’re not going anywhere. And christian will spend as much time with you as you’ll let him. We just have to do what families do and help each other out.

Sharon: I know. I have all of you guys.

Nick: Speaking of which, a couple members of my family were trying to help me earlier.

Sharon: Oh. I got your message that you were headed over to the ranch to meet your mom.

Nick: Yeah. We had a nice heart-to-heart talk. But before then, I got some advice from the last person i ever expected to offer it. Adam.

Victor: Hey, son. I hope this is a friendly visit. Or at least a civil one.

Adam: It was more of a courtesy call.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

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Nate: I’ve been getting updates on your mom’s progress. I’m sorry to hear she’s still in a coma.

Imani: Mm.

Nate: Hopefully her condition will change sometime soon. How have you been holding up?

Imani: It’s stressful. Between all the worrying about mom, the traveling back and forth, I am so worn out. But what else can I do? I can’t let exhaustion and jet lag get to me. I’ve got way too much work piled up for that.

Nate: I hope you’ve at least taken some time to eat.

Imani: Eat? Yeah, no.

[ Laughs ] I had to rush to catch my flight, and then I came straight to the office from the airport.

Nate: Mm. So, why don’t I catch you up on some things you might have missed while I buy you some lunch?

Imani: Sounds good. But just let me take care of a few things in the office, and then I am all yours.

Mariah: I’ll tell you what we’re gonna do. We are gonna look at this situation as half full, not half empty. I’m not gonna let this lawyer get inside of our heads and ruin our dream.

Tessa: No, you’re right. Just like sharon said. I mean, we can’t just give up and lose hope.

Mariah: I am not gonna let this setback undermine our confidence. We always knew that this was not going to be easy, okay? With our criminal records, our complicated past. It’s just facing the reality of it that’s hard. But we’re not gonna give up. And we’re gonna find somebody great to represent us.

Tessa: Yeah. I mean, someone who knows us and exactly what we’re looking for.

Mariah: Right. Somebody who’s gonna answer all of our questions and maybe even help us figure out what kind of adoption we want, you know, whether that’s a birth mom, international agency, or maybe even through the foster-care system.

Tessa: You know, considering all that we just went through and what lies ahead, maybe we should change our approach.

Mariah: What do you mean?

Tessa: Well, this is gonna be a long and emotional journey, and it would be invaluable for us to have someone who cares and wants to see us succeed. Maybe someone we already know?

Mariah: Okay. I see where you’re going. Christine.

Tessa: Yeah.

Mariah: Yeah, sharon told me that back in the day, she was the one who helped her get custody of cassie.

Tessa: I mean, yeah, exactly. Look, she doesn’t specialize in adoptions, but she certainly has enough experience in family law to handle this.

Mariah: She did an amazing job with dominic’s surrogacy agreement for abby.

Tessa: And she’s a friend we can trust.

Mariah: She knows what good mothers we would be. She knows everything that i went through with dom. I don’t think we could ask for a better advocate. The question is, would christine even want to represent us?

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

Billy: I’m actually glad that I ran into you. Um… I don’t feel great about the way things ended between us as co-hosts of the podcast. I don’t know. I mean, how do you feel since our last taping? And let’s not talk about the weather, please, because we are better friends than that.

Chelsea: We are, and I’m actually glad I ran into you because there’s something I’ve been meaning to ask.

Billy: Sure. Go ahead.

Chelsea: Have you had a chance to talk to victoria about my request — to tell johnny I’m his biological mother, he and connor are actually brothers?

Billy: I have not…yet. Look, I’m sorry, chelsea. Victoria’s been away for work, and I’m sure you can appreciate that’s not really a conversation to be had over the phone.

Chelsea: No, of course it’s not, but I don’t want too much time to pass.

Billy: I understand that. Look, victoria was not prepared to have that conversation, especially since, you know, everything she’s been going through with ashland’s death.

Chelsea: I know. She’s been through a lot lately.

Billy: She has. And I guess what I can do is — is make sure that johnny and connor spend more time together, even if it is just as cousins in this moment.

Chelsea: Okay. That’s a step. That would be wonderful. You just let me know when because my schedule’s open these days.

Billy: Well, that’s the thing. It doesn’t have to be.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Look, I think you should reconsider doing the podcast. I really do, even if it’s on your own or with a new partner.

Chelsea: Without you involved, I just don’t know what the format will be. I think it’s best if I just put all that behind me.

Billy: Do you really think that’s what’s best for you? Because I’m not sure I do. Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

[ Knock on door ]

Elena: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Elena: Is now a good time?

Lily: Yes, of course. Come on in. Thank you for coming right over. I know you’re very busy.

Elena: Yeah, I had just enough time to drop by before i have to head to the hospital. But I am eager to discuss the podcast.

Lily: I know, and we officially can now that you’re a part of the chancellor-winters family.

Elena: Yes, and I have already started working on material. I want to make a really strong first impression.

Lily: What do you mean, first impression? You have a huge fan base from askmdnow. I mean, I think that your show is gonna be one of our most popular.

Elena: Well, that is a generous expectation.

Lily: Well, I mean, the numbers don’t lie. It’s just the truth. And your numbers back up everything that I’m saying. I also want you to know that i know that you have nate at home and you have devon across the hall, but I am also here if you ever want to chat. And the same with billy. I mean, he has a lot of experience with podcasts, so please feel free to reach out to him whenever you want.

Elena: Thank you.

Lily: We’re a team, you know? It doesn’t always feel that way, I’m sure, which leads me to the other reason why I wanted to speak to you privately.

Sharon: I want to hear more about this advice adam gave you.

Nick: Well, we just happened to run into each other. He asked me about ashland’s death and how I was coping with that. Wasn’t something I wanted to talk about, but I didn’t have to say much.

Sharon: Because he’s been through something similar himself?

Nick: Yeah. I mean, he gets what I’m going through, you know? The nightmares, the self-recrimination. The overwhelming guilt about taking another person’s life.

Sharon: But you know that was not your intent. Neither you nor adam wanted anything like that to happen.

Nick: Yeah. The whole situation — it just gives me more insight into my brother. I mean, I don’t feel, like, closer to him or anything, but I just — I guess I have a deeper understanding of him now, which is crazy because I thought I knew everything there was to know about him.

Sharon: Well, that’s a terrible thing to have in common. But it’s powerful to know that someone else can totally relate to what you’re going through. I hope that adam’s perspective was somehow beneficial to you.

Nick: Yeah. Um… I got the feeling he was sincere and he just wanted help. He even recommended that I go see a therapist to help me process everything.

Sharon: Interesting. Though I realize you’re not really all that comfortable with that idea.

Nick: Yeah. Sharing my thoughts and feelings with a total stranger — yeah, that’s not something I’m into at all.

Sharon: But we all need someone just to talk to sometimes, someone professional and impartial who you can confess absolutely anything to without judgment because their sole purpose is to help you.

Nick: Well, maybe I got spoiled just having you to talk to. Or maybe you’re tired of all my moaning and groaning and this is your subtle way of saying, “hey, let’s move things along.”

Sharon: Well, that’s not true and you know it. I hope that you’ll give some thought to what adam and I said. I mean, if we’re both telling you the same thing… maybe it’s worth listening to.

Adam: If you’re trying to build suspense, dad, there’s no need. I can already guess what you’re thinking.

Victor: If you’re trying to get a rise out of me, it’s not gonna happen, son.

Adam: Good. Because that’s not why I’m here. Just wanted to let you know that I took the job, and I wanted you to hear it from me first.

Victor: Mm-hmm. So, you’re gonna work alongside jack abbott…

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Victor: …Of all people.

Adam: Jabot is a good fit for me.

Victor: Really? Is this a retaliatory move because I didn’t give you the ceo position at newman after victoria returned? I thought you were done seeking vengeance.

Adam: Look, I meant what i said, dad, okay? I’m done lashing out at you and the rest of the family. I’m doing this for me — so I can move on. And just so you know, jack only had the best of intentions when he offered me this position.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] I’m sure he did. Really.

Adam: He needs a right hand now that kyle has moved to marchetti, and he could sense that I need a new purpose. He told me that I should let go of my anger and use my energy for something productive and stop trying to tear you down.

Victor: Just remember that jack abbott tried many times to tear me down and start a war against me, and he failed every time — miserably. But, son, some things will never change, okay? Going to work with jack abbott… is a huge mistake.

Adam: And why is that?

Victor: There are many reasons, but one being that it’s a family business. You’ll always be an outsider there.

Adam: As opposed to how I’m treated by my own family at newman? Uh, I think I’ll take my chances at jabot. I don’t think it could get much worse, dad. Guess I’ll be on my way then.

Victor: Wait a minute. We’re not done yet.

Billy: Look, I know I threw you a curve ball when I decided to step away from the podcast so soon after we joined forces, but the truth is, chelsea, you don’t need me. I mean, you have a gift for holding the audience’s attention, and I just — I don’t want you to walk away from that, not only because you’re great at it — because i could tell you were very happy behind that microphone. So, I’m hoping that you reconsider. At least promise me you’ll think long and hard about it.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. To be honest with you, lately I’m feeling very adrift. Not where connor is involved. I mean, he’s the light of my life. He’s my safe space. But besides focusing on being the best mom I can possibly be, I don’t know what I want anymore or where I’m headed. And I hate it. I am a strong person and determined and focused. You know? I thought I’d come back to genoa city and rebuild my life, but instead — I-I don’t know how or why — everything got thrown so off track.

Billy: Is that a rhetorical question?

Chelsea: No.

Billy: Because I think the answer is very obvious.

Faith: Hey.

Sharon: There she is!

Nick: Our favorite little wolverine.

Faith: Nice, dad, but never call me that again, okay? By the way, I just heard from moses, and he and his mom are already on campus. Now I’m even more excited to get there.

Nick: Alright. Well, then let’s hit the road.

Faith: Yes, but first I need an iced tea.

Sharon: Coming up. Did you, um, talk to noah?

Faith: Yep.

Sharon: Alright. Did you get everything done on your list?

Faith: I just have one thing left I have to do here. But the good news is, all of my stuff is in the car, and I’m pretty sure I have everything.

Nick: And the bad news is?

Faith: The car is so packed, I don’t know how we’re gonna fit in it.

Nick: I’m not worried about it. Ann arbor is not that far away.

Sharon: I have a feeling it’s gonna be a quick drive there and a very long drive home.

Faith: Mom.

Sharon: I know. I promised I wasn’t gonna get emotional, not until after we dropped you off.

Faith: That’s okay. I’m kind of having a hard time believing that today is here, too. But, remember, I’m only going to be on the other side of the lake.

Nick: A really big lake. Then, like, 140 miles east of that, give or take. I mean, not that I looked that up or anything.

Faith: [ Chuckles ] You guys are…

Sharon: What? Being ridiculous?

Nick: Embarrassingly sentimental?

Faith: The best.

Lily: Now, I’m not playing politics or trying to take sides or anything like that.

[ Chuckles ] Um… I just wanted to know how you think nate has been doing lately.

Elena: Why do you ask?

Lily: Well, um, I just — I know that the conflict with devon has been really hard on him, and I’ve just been worried about him.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Well, I mean, I haven’t been in any of the business meetings with devon, but according to nate, he feels like devon is not interested in anything he brings to the table. He thinks that devon doesn’t respect him.

Lily: Really? I mean, I’ve seen nothing but love and respect from devon, but — I don’t know. I think that they just approach business differently.

Elena: In what way?

Lily: Well, I think nate has a lot of great ideas, but he’s also very impatient, you know? And when he gets an idea in his head, he wants to just go after it. And devon’s the opposite. He’s very cautious. He’s very analytical. And it’s a constant balancing act between the two of them. And I think devon also feels that nate has overstepped a few times.

Elena: I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you, having to be in the middle of all of this.

Lily: I mean, it’s — it’s fine. I can handle it. I just, uh, wanted to get your take on the situation. I really want to help them find some harmony.

Elena: Can we talk off the record, like, just as friends?

Lily: Yeah, of course.

Elena: Okay, but keep in mind you might not like what I have to say.

Nate: Phyllis signed the agreement for chancellor-winters to acquire the grand phoenix.

Imani: Oh, that was fast. That’s good news. But enough about that stuff. I want to talk about you.

Nate: Okay.

Imani: Amanda mentioned there’s still a lot of tension between you and devon. I was hoping, in my absence, things may have improved.

Nate: No such luck. In fact, I’m afraid they may have gotten worse.

Imani: Oh, no. Nate, what happened?

Nate: Well, I, uh — I came up with an idea for a chancellor-winters music festival.

Imani: Okay.

Nate: You know, bring in a-list acts, large-venue sort of thing. I pitched it to lily at first. She was into it.

Imani: Oh, god, of course she was. That’s a great idea. I love it. And look at you, hmm? Putting something major on the table like we discussed. I’m really proud of you.

Nate: Thank you.

Imani: Mm-hmm.

Nate: Too bad devon isn’T. He immediately put the kibosh on it, said he might consider it in a year, maybe.

Imani: [ Laughs ] Are you serious?

Nate: That attitude is symbolic of how things have been between us these days. I present something. Even if lilly backs me up, he shut it down. If it comes from me, the answer’s no.

Imani: I’m sorry to hear that.

Nate: Devon and I have been keeping things polite, trying to co-exist at the office as much as possible.

Imani: Mm. Which means you’re constantly swallowing your frustration. How’s that working for you? Really?

Nate: To be honest, I’m tired of biting my tongue. And poor elena — she’s definitely getting an earful.

Imani: Mm. How does she feel about all of this?

Nate: Her advice was for me to make a clean break now and quit before my relationship with devon takes an irreparable hit.

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Adam: Look, I hope you know I didn’t come here looking for a fight.

Victor: Son, I don’t want to fight with you, either.

Adam: Then we’re on the same page.

Victor: Sit down.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Victor: There’s nothing I can say or do to convince you to come back to newman enterprises?

Adam: There is nothing that you can say or do to get me to change my mind. My deal with jabot is already done. And, dad, quite frankly, you can just save yourself a lot of frustration if you just admit my leaving is what’s best for both of us.

Victor: I think you’re so wrong about that.

Adam: This is — this is about so much more than just a position in a company. I mean, when are we gonna stop this conflict?

Victor: You are my son!

Adam: All we do is butt heads, over and over again!

Victor: I want you to be part of my life!

Adam: Yes, you want me in your life, but you don’t want me to run your company.

Victor: Why do you always go there? Why do you always go there? I treat you no differently than I have treated victoria, nicholas, or abby. I’ve had differences with them, enormous issues with them. They’ve become estranged, but they’ve always come back. They have never felt not part of the family. Why the hell are you different? Why is it all or nothing for you?

Adam: I am just cut from a different cloth. And I’ve accepted that. I think it’s long overdue that you’ve accepted that, too, dad.

Elena: Okay, here’s the thing. After hearing nate vent again about how upset he is, I suggested he leave chancellor-winters.

Lily: You didn’T.

Elena: I did. I mean, he’s been so unhappy and bothered by this situation with devon. And he’s continually hurt and disappointed.

Lily: I really hate to hear that.

Elena: Yeah, and he can’t help it. And it hurts me to see him going through it. And I feel like if it’s making him that miserable, then what’s the point?

Lily: Yeah. Um… I know that you’re trying to protect him. Um, how did he respond?

Elena: Well, he flat out refused to leave. He said he made a commitment to his family and he wasn’t gonna back out now.

Lily: Okay. Good. Good. I’m glad. Look, elena, I want you to know how much I believe in him. You know, he has such strong ideas, and he really belongs here with us.

Elena: You should definitely tell him that because I think my suggestion just fueled the fire. But, honestly, if you’re looking for a peaceful coexistence, i think it might be a distant hope.

Imani: So, excuse me for being presumptuous, but I was operating under the impression that things were all good at chancellor-winters. I mean, what would you do if you left?

Nate: Elena thought that maybe I miss medicine, that i would go back to the hospital. Technically, I’m still a physician.

Imani: Mm, okay. Well, I’m sure there are other opportunities you could take advantage of at memorial. I mean, since your old chief of surgery position has been filled.

Nate: Mm.

Imani: But the question is, would that satisfy you?

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: Is that what you really want?

Nate: Not in the least. Elena just was trying to look out for me. She knows how frustrated I’ve been, and she worries about my happiness. But that life — no longer for me.

Imani: I’m relieved to hear you say that. I think you are exactly where you need to be. No, the one with the problem, the guy with a chip on his shoulder is devon. The way I see it, you have only one real option, and that is not to resign. This is about proving your worth in a way that he cannot ignore. At.

Billy: It’s okay. It can wait.

Lily: Billy, hey. It’s me. I’m in the office, so come see me when you’re free. Bye.

Chelsea: I appreciate your concern, but I don’t feel like going down an adam rabbit hole with you right now.

Billy: Okay. I will drop it. I will not mention his name. But I do want to make sure that you understand that your past or your present with mr. No name should not shake the belief that you have in yourself. We all lose our mojo every now and again, but you’ll get it back.

Chelsea: I hope so. And I hope you do, too.

Billy: What do you mean by that? I feel like I’m doing okay.

Chelsea: Okay.

Billy: Pretty fine.

Chelsea: Great. If that’s the case, then I’m happy for you. You know, I’m just still surprised that you abandoned your podcast to focus on chancellor-winters. You loved being creative. You loved reaching your audience.

Billy: You’re right. I did.

Chelsea: But you ditched all that to focus on corporate america.

Billy: It was the change i felt like I needed to make.

Chelsea: And I guess I’m just still wondering why. A suit — you know, it’s not you. It’s not who you are. And you were the first person to admit that to me.

Billy: There’s no one reason. There really isn’T. But the truth is, I made a commitment to lily to be the best coo I could possibly be — and not only for her, but for my mother, as well. And, you know, I like a challenge, and maybe I am trying to prove it to myself. I guess I feel most alive when I’m swimming upstream.

Chelsea: You were most alive when you were doing our podcast.

Billy: Well, then maybe I’m one of those guys that never feels settled, and I got a long, colorful résumé to prove that.

Chelsea: Mm-hmm.

Billy: But that’s something i need to work on. So, this is me working on it.

Chelsea: Huh. I think I’m like you. I just can’t be content with what I have and where I am.

Billy: Keep looking. I’m very confident you’re gonna find the place that you belong. Ladies, six minutes please…

Mariah: Oh, good. We didn’t miss you.

Tessa: Sorry we didn’t get here sooner.

Sharon: Is everything okay?

Mariah: Oh, yeah, everything’s fine. We’ll gladly talk about ourselves later, but right now we are here for faith.

Faith: Saying goodbye to you two was the last thing on my list.

Mariah: Whoa, whoa, whoa. No, no, no, no. This is not goodbye, okay? This is just, “see you later, college girl.”

Tessa: Are we really doing this? We’re sending faith off into a new frontier without any of us to look out for her?

Faith: Look out for me?

Mariah: See? Don’t worry. She’s gonna be fine. She’s gonna rock it.

Nick: Couldn’t agree more. Our girl is ready for this. Even if the rest of us aren’T.

Victor: I, of all people, get that you want to be your own man. But you’re still a newman, just like your brother and your sisters.

Adam: I have tried so hard for so long to seek your approval, dad, and all I wanted was to be my father’s son.

Victor: Adam, let’s be honest for a moment. I’ve protected you from the day you came back to genoa city. Although it was often not appreciated.

Adam: Or wasn’t asked for.

Victor: Do I have to ask for it? You’re my family, for heaven’s sake.

Adam: It’s time for me to follow in my mother’s footsteps.

Victor: What the hell does that mean?

Adam: Look, I know that I’ve never been and I never will be the good soul that my mother was, but I’m talking about her choice to end her relationship with you and not fall into all the trappings of being a newman — or traps, I should say. She wanted something happier and healthier for me. That’s why she raised me as a wilson.

Victor: That was her choice, not mine.

Adam: And — and I resented the fact that she waited until her last breath to tell me that you were my father. But now I understand why she did that.

Victor: Do you know how often I wanted to interfere and go there and say, “this is my son, he comes with me to genoa city”? Do you know how often I wanted to do that? I respected her wishes. That’s why I didn’t! I wish I had!

Adam: Listen, we —

Victor: None of this would be a problem right now!

Adam: We don’t have to go down this path again!

Victor: Yes, we do! You need to understand that you have never been disadvantaged!

Adam: I’m talking about my mother’s choice to walk away, and now I’m making my choice. And I’m sorry that you can’t understand that or you can even be happy about my new venture. Guess that’s a little too much for you.

Victor: Then you follow your new venture, alright?!

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Hey there.

Lily: Hey.

Billy: Sorry I missed your call, but I got your message. Is, uh, everything okay?

Lily: Yeah, yeah. Hey.

Billy: Hi.

Lily: Um, I just wanted to tell you the details of the grand phoenix acquisition and let you know about my conversation with elena.

Billy: Oh. How did that go?

Lily: Well, I think I’m facing more of an uphill battle than I realized with devon and nate. But I’m determined to do whatever I can to unite them.

Billy: That’s the spirit. Well, if anybody can do it, it’s gonna be you. And you have my full support.

Lily: Aww. Have I told you how much I love when you have my back?

Billy: You just did.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] So, where were you?

Billy: Well, I had that out-of-office meeting and then i was walking back and I ran into chelsea. We got to talking, and, uh, that’s why I was delayed.

Lily: Oh. Chelsea.

Billy: “Oh,” as in that’s not a big deal, or “oh,” as in you’re not happy that I spend any time with her? Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?

Mariah: Well, we got you just a little something for your new campus digs, but don’t open it now, okay? Just open it when you get there.

Tessa: That’s code for, if you open it now, mariah will start crying and then I will cry.

Faith: And that will set the rest of us off, so I will wait. But thank you. I know I’ll love it, whatever it is.

Nick: Alright, guys. Sorry. We really should go.

Faith: I love you both so much.

Mariah: Not as much as we love you.

Tessa: We’re gonna miss you. But this is not goodbye because we’re gonna be calling and texting and we’re gonna be video-chatting.

Tessa: Yeah, you’re gonna be so sick of hearing from us, you’re gonna have to change your number.

Faith: Not possible.

Sharon: Okay, uh…it’s time.

Faith: Bye.

Tessa: Bye.

Mariah: [ Sighs ]

[ Sniffles ]

Imani: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: What’s going on in that head of yours? I can practically see the wheels spinning. Go on. Spit it out.

Imani: When you went off script with your speech at the launch party, you proved to everyone that your instincts are right on the money. You generated buzz and excitement that would benefit the company. You went with your gut. And that is exactly what you need to do now, but on a much bigger scale.

Nate: How much bigger?

Imani: I’m thinking, with devon out of town, you need to make a major move that he cannot ignore. Show everyone your ideas spell success.

Nate: I don’t know about that.

Imani: Trust me. You need to make sure that devon knows exactly who you are and what you bring to the table.

Lily: Oh, I am fully aware that we will run into chelsea on a semi-regular basis. I just really hope there was no uncomfortable “miscommunication” between you two this time. Was there?

Billy: There is nothing to worry about.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: Okay? I think she’s a little embarrassed that she took our camaraderie for something more than friendship.

Lily: Mm. Okay. I’m glad there’s nothing more to worry about.

Billy: There isn’T. Honestly. Look, that only happened because I think that chelsea was having a bad day, you know? She’s feeling a little bit lost, and I’m feeling a little bit guilty that I left her high and dry when I walked away from the podcast.

Lily: Does that mean that you’re reconsidering your decision?

Billy: No, no, no, no. Absolutely not. I am here with you, and that’s exactly where I want to be.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: [ Smooches ]

[ Sighs ]

Chelsea: Adam. Hi.

Adam: Hi. How you doing?

Chelsea: I’m doing great. How are you?

Adam: I’m good. I, uh… I was just thinking about you. I was wondering if you had any plans lined up.

Chelsea: As a matter of fact, I do. I want to go visit my mom in minnesota, and I want to take connor with me.

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Traci: Oh, kyle! A hometown wedding reception? Oh, my gosh, that’s just brilliant!

Kyle: Well, it would be more than just a party, though. First summer and I would renew our vows since a lot of the folks around here weren’t able to make it to milan for our wedding.

Traci: Oh, my gosh, I can’t think of a better thing to celebrate. And it is super romantic.

Kyle: Hopefully summer will think so, too.

Traci: Oh, she will, kyle. She will. So, I gather that all this whispering is maybe that you’re trying to keep this a secret from your bride?

Kyle: You gather correctly.

Summer: I’ll just be a minute.

Kyle: Uh, you know, no one’s a bigger blackhawks fan than me, but, realistically, I wouldn’t look for any more stanley cups for a while.

Traci: What a disappointment. So, who do you think in the nba would be a contender?

Kyle: Uh [Chuckling] Nhl. Nba is basketball.

Traci: Right. I knew that. I knew that.

[ Both laugh ]

Summer: Nice try, you two.

Kyle: Hey, babe. Um, what’s harrison up to?

Summer: He’s working hard on his dinosaur puzzle, just like you’re down here working even harder on trying to keep something from me.

Kyle: I, uh — what do you mean?

Summer: You and your mom had your heads together earlier, and now you’re down here talking about hockey with aunt traci? And we both know she has zero interest in sports.

Traci: Oh, come on. I would not exactly say zero.

Summer: [ Chuckles ] Stop tormenting your aunt — and me. I want to know what’s going on.

Adam: Thank you.

Nick: Playing hooky from the new job? Or has the whole experiment ended already?

Adam: Believe it or not, i just had lunch with the senior vp of jabot’s global supply chain. He was giving me the lay of the land.

Nick: Hey, good for you. Sounds like you’re diving right in.

Adam: Listen, I’m actually glad I ran into you. You know, you’ve been on my mind. How are you doing?

Nick: I’m fine.

Adam: I wasn’t asking to be polite, nick. I mean, how are you dealing with the situation?

Nikki: I don’t know if i mentioned this on the phone, but my favorite part of the article is right under your headline — “first of a series.”

Phyllis: Amen. Amen. Diane is not gonna know what hit her.

Talia: I take it you’re pleased with what I included, as well as the overall tone?

Nikki: Oh, the whole piece is perfect.

Phyllis: I love how you brought it together. All of diane’s lies and methods of subterfuge that led up to her faking her own death.

Nikki: You really are such a gifted writer.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Talia: Well, thank you. I’m sorry it was necessary to include such painful history.

Phyllis: Oh, that’s okay. I mean, it’s just gonna wake everybody up to who diane really is.

Talia: Well, this initial installment didn’t really contain any new information.

Nikki: Not if you’re a newman or an abbott, but for the rest of the world, it will be very eye-opening.

Phyllis: Diane will be under the public’s microscope. I mean, we know that, right? It’s brutal.

Nikki: Yeah, we do.

Phyllis: But, see, nikki and I — we’re strong women. Diane will crumble. Diane cares about how people feel about her. I mean, she won’t be able to deal with the judgment and the public scrutiny, and she will go home with her tail between her legs and be gone forever.

Nikki: So, what kind of response have you gotten so far?

Talia: The response has been phenomenal. Clicks, comment, shares, all off the charts. People want more. They’re calling in with tips.

Nikki: Really? In los angeles?

Talia: Among other places. I mean, of course, 99% of those will turn out to be false leads.

Phyllis: Okay, but you’ll follow up on those, right?

Talia: Oh, you bet. You never know what’ll take you to your next big revelation.

[ Cellphone pings ] I’m sorry. I need to stay on top of these.

Nikki: Oh, no, it’s fine.

Talia: It’s from my managing editor.

Phyllis: Oh. More good news, right?

Talia: I don’t understand this at all. He’s canceled the entire series. He’s ordered me to drop the investigation. My magazine’s not publishing any more stories about diane.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone pings ]

[ Sighs ]

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Abby: Perfect!

Chance: There we go. Oh, what a treat this is.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Spend the whole day off with you? Are you kidding?

[ Sighs ] I love how you read my mind and put this whole thing together. Thank you. Sent dom and nanny to the zoo so we can get plenty of alone time together. And you put together just the most perfect playlist for a perfect picnic in the park.

Abby: I don’t remember telling you about a playlist.

Chance: You didn’T. I just know you.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Well, if you like that, you are gonna be blown away by lunch. I went to that little french market that you love so much, and I bought the whole place out. Let’s see. There’s a baguette, still warm from the oven, brie with fig jam, rare tenderloin, a little chocolate mousse for dessert. And, look, a vintage bottle of —

Chance: What happened? Did something spill?

Abby: [ Sighs ] Apple slices and cheddar fish crackers — sippy cups? This is what I packed for dominic.

Chance: [ Chuckling ] Oh, no.

Abby: [ Chuckling ] Aw!

Chance: Well, louise is gonna have one hell of a lunch today. She’s going to wonder why you sent her to the zoo with wine.

Abby: Not just wine.

Vintage wine. Ugh, this is what happens when you have two identical picnic baskets.

Chance: Well, you know what? It is my lucky day because i have been craving apple slices and little fish crackers all day. So I hope you brought enough for both of us. I’m about chow down.

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Nick: Look, ashland’s dead and buried, if that’s the situation you’re talking about. So I’m not thinking about it, if that answers your question.

Adam: You having trouble sleeping? Intrusive thoughts? Maybe some memories that come back when you least expect them?

Nick: [ Scoffs ] I’m gonna get through it. I know it’s not gonna happen overnight.

Adam: You know, nick, you might be able to speed up this process if you were willing to talk to someone.

Nick: You mean like a therapist?

Kyle: Sorry if I got carried away talking about something that bores you.

Traci: No. Why do the two of you think that I hate sports?

Summer: Maybe because you haven’t mentioned them even once since we were kids?

Traci: Well, there’s that.

[ Laughter ]

Summer: Look, if you guys were talking about the article before I came down, you don’t have to hide it from me. I’ve seen it.

Kyle: What article?

Summer: Seriously? Oh, boy.

Traci: Um, you know what? This is something that I think the two of you should talk about alone, so I’m gonna get back to work. Excuse me.

Summer: Okay, you remember that reporter, talia morgan? She was writing that article about ashland? Well, it’s come out, and it turns out it’s not about him at all.

Kyle: Then who?

[ Sighs ] “The long and winding road of diane jenkins. Back from the dead.”

Summer: The last thing you needed, right?

Kyle: Never mind me. My mother must be mortified.

Jack: Something wrong?

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Talia morgan, the so-called investigative reporter — she posted a story about me that was so completely and utterly toxic —

Jack: I saw it.

Diane: Oh, god.

Jack: You can’t be that surprised. No reporter is going to turn their back on a story that’s as juicy as this one.

Diane: Yeah, but it’s only half the story, the dark half, the old, outdated half. Jack, I’ve transformed my entire life. I have proven that redemption is possible. But is any of that in this story? No. No. It’s just a rehash of all the unkind things I did before i left town.

Jack: “Unkind.” Well, there is some artful P.R. Clearly, you’ve learned a lot from your new job.

Diane: Jack.

Jack: Your actions were brazenly cruel, diane. And for those who suffered from your behavior, no possible spin is going to alter that.

Diane: I am well aware. But what good does it do to shine a spotlight on it now? I have been willing to be held accountable. It’s why I came back. But that’s not why the story was written. It was written to publicly humiliate me, to provoke me, to punish me. And you know who’s behind it.

Jack: I assume you mean phyllis.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Or nikki.

Diane: Yeah. They’re never going to ease up or give me a chance. How is that fair? How is that right?

Jack: You keep framing yourself as the victim here. When you came back to town, you knew people were going to be livid. You claimed you were ready to face that.

Diane: I was. I have. I’ve done what I could to make amends. But this article isn’t going to help anyone heal. It’s not going to do anything worthwhile. The only thing it’s going to do is to hurt me personally… color every interaction I have with a co-worker, and embarrass kyle and summer when they’re making a name for themselves with marchetti.

Jack: I assume that’s your main concern — that kyle will want to distance himself from bad publicity and from you?

Diane: It could undermine all the progress that I’ve made so far with him.

Jack: Then you should be very thoughtful and deliberate in your response to this. You said yourself this is old news. For the people you care about, this isn’t new. They’ve seen this.

Diane: Yeah, except for all of my new co-workers who are only gonna think the worst of me.

Jack: They all know that the son you left behind has welcomed you back into his life. You’re on the right track, diane. Don’t let this derail you.

Diane: Thanks for the encouragement…and the advice. As always.

[ Door opens ]

[ Sighs ]

Nick: Adam, I get that you have some insight into what happened because of what you experienced when you were a kid. The difference is I’m not a kid. I’m not blocking the memories.

[ Sighs ] Though sometimes I got to wonder if that’d be better.

Adam: Nick, I think that is the last thing that you should be envying. Hey, if I had been allowed to face up to my actions, if i actually could have got the right kind of help, my life could have been completely different. Listen, I know you’re not asking for my advice, but here it is. Get sharon to recommend someone that you can process this with.

Nick: Not ready.

Adam: Yeah. Look, when all my buried memories came flooding back, I was reluctant, too. But then I realized it was something that I had to do. And I did the work, and… it worked for me.

Nick: Good to know. I just don’t feel like rehashing what happened with some stranger.

Adam: Just know the longer you put this off, the more your inner demons are gonna take hold. It’s like I said, nick — god forbid you wind up like me.

[ Knock on door ]

Chloe: Hey there. I need you to sign off on these three new hires in I.T.

Sally: [ Exhales heavily ] It’s ironic, isn’t it? For these things, these small, inconsequential matters, you clear it with me first, but not so much when you are meddling in my personal life, like going to my ex and [Chuckles] Practically pleading with him to break my heart all over again.

Chloe: I think you know that I did that for your own good. And of course adam would spin it to his own advantage.

Sally: At least he was being honest.

Chloe: I have been very clear about where I stand. And I see that he is reeling you in again. You even admitted to me that you were struggling. So, yes, I went to adam thinking that maybe there was a sliver of a chance that he would do the right thing, and instead he decides to drive a wedge between you and me.

Sally: No, you are the one that is doing that, chloe — between adam and me.

Chloe: Because he is a snake! So, yes, the bigger the wedge, the better.

[ Scoffs ] What did he ask for? And don’t tell me nothing because when it comes to adam newman, there is always something. So, what is it?

Sally: Forgiveness.

Phyllis: Hey, read any good articles recently?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Phyllis, you keep telling everyone that I’m going to revert to my old ways, but you’re the one who hasn’t grown or changed at all. I mean, you published that exposé about me in

restless style all those years ago, and now you’ve convinced talia morgan to drag my name through the mud all over again?

Phyllis: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, I didn’t do that. That was just a suggestion. Talia went with it. And it wouldn’t have happened if you weren’t sucking up to her at the restaurant. She thought what I said was interesting, and she wrote about it. That’s all.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: Oh, wow. This has really gotten under your skin, hasn’t it?

Diane: Phyllis, you can try and push my buttons all you want, but it won’t work because, unlike you, I have grown. I’ve made peace with my past. I’ve transformed my life. And nothing is going to throw me off my game. So, whatever explosion you’re trying to trigger, you have wasted your time. I’m sorry. Sorry to disappoint you.

Phyllis: I don’t obsess about you like you think I do, diane.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: I don’T. And, quite honestly, I’m glad that this article came out because now the entire world knows what a vile, conniving excuse for a human being you actually are and always have been. Talia’s done a public service, I think. She should win an award.

Diane: Ugh!

[ Breathes deeply ]

Chance: And there it is. That is the last cracker that we have. And you know what? I saved it just for you.

Abby: Wow. That is true love. And very thoughtful. But, no, it is all yours.

Chance: Oh.

Abby: [ Laughs ] You are so cute.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] I’m glad you think so.

Abby: What was that for?

Chance: Mm, just for always looking out for us the way you do.

Abby: Thank you for noticing.

Chance: Oh, trust me. I know how extremely blessed i am to have you as a wife.

Abby: I’ve just been kind of worried ’cause, you know, with the investigation, things have been kind of, um, tense between us.

Chance: We’re good. I promise. We are beyond good. I know that whole choice was weighing on me, but I’m gonna move past it. It’s not gonna be an issue. And I just love you so damn much.

Abby: [ Laughs ] Mm.

Chloe: Forgiveness?

[ Scoffs ] Good god, adam has some nerve.

Sally: Okay, don’t make me regret that I confided in you. I need a friend right now. A real friend, one who’s willing to set aside her prejudices, because I am so confused.

Chloe: I know you are. And adam is a master at keeping people off balance to get what he wants.

Sally: You make him sound so evil, like he’s calculating every move. But I don’t see that when I look in his eyes. Whenever I talk to him, he just seems lost.

Chloe: Look, I know that adam had a rough childhood, but he’s damaged goods. He doesn’t know how to be a normal person in a healthy relationship because he’s never had a good example. And you love a challenge, so it’s a very dangerous combination. Even chelsea thought that she would be able to fix him, and look how that ended up.

Sally: Okay, I am not chelsea. I wish you would stop comparing me to her. And if you’re not, remember what happened when you kept badgering her. You couldn’t function together anymore. You had to end your partnership.

Chloe: Chelsea and I are still friends — because she knows that everything I say comes from a place of love and support. I really wish you could get that through your head, sally. I am your friend. Adam is not.

Kyle: Saw the article. I assume that’s why you’re exasperated.

Diane: Oh, it’s — it’s fine. It’s — it’s no big deal. Okay, I admit it’s — it’s a big deal. I have worked so hard to put the person I used to be behind me.

Kyle: I know you have.

Diane: Kyle, you’ve spent time with me. You see how I connect with you and harrison and summer and — and even jack. That’s who I am now. I’m not — [ Scoffs ] I’m not trying to manipulate anyone or capitalize on this situation. None of those fears of yours have come to pass. But now, whenever anybody sees me, they’re just going to think of the old diane.

Kyle: Not everyone.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: I can distinguish between the woman in that article and the mother you are today.

Diane: Thank you. That’s exactly what I need to hear right now.

Kyle: I’m glad I could help. Hey, whatever the fallout may be, just know you always have my support.

Diane: Thank you.

Nikki: So, where is my grandson? I thought you were gonna bring him by.

Nick: Yeah, I will. Faith’s making the rounds, saying goodbye to all her friends. I don’t think we’re gonna be leaving for michigan for a little while.

Nikki: Yeah, that sounds about right.

Nick: Thanks for letting christian hang out with you. I have a feeling once sharon and I drop off faith at her dorm, the ride home is just gonna be a bunch of crying, and christian doesn’t need to be around that.

Nikki: Well, that’s true. So, did you just pop over to say hello?

Nick: Uh, no. I was, um…hoping we could talk if, uh — if you have some time.

Nikki: Oh, darling, I always have time for you. I think I know what this is about. You sit down. I’m gonna make us some tea, and then we’ll talk. Everything will be alright.

“The young and the restless”

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Kyle: Got a sec?

Phyllis: Oh, yeah. What — what’s going on?

Kyle: I’m planning a surprise for summer. I want us to renew our vows and then have a party to celebrate our marriage. I was planning on inviting everyone in town who couldn’t make it to italy, plus the people who could. I was hoping you’d want to be involved.

Phyllis: Well, that sounds lovely. It really does. Um… sounds like the party of the century, actually. Count me in.

Kyle: Excellent.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Kyle: Uh, there is one caveat. I’ve invited my mother to be part of it.

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. Um… well, okay. I mean, you don’t want us to work together on planning it?

Kyle: God, no. I will keep your interactions to a minimum.

Phyllis: Thank you. I appreciate that.

Kyle: And I hope you understand that I understand how stressful it’s been to have her back in town, given what she subjected you to in the past. I don’t blame you for being worried and protective of your daughter.

Phyllis: Well, that is just lovely. It really is. I appreciate that. Thank you. Thanks for saying that.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: But, um, I want you to know that I’ve been working through it, and I think I have it all under control.

Kyle: Good to know.

Phyllis: Yeah. Uh, did you get that memo that i sent out about the textile designers?

Jack: I saw it and was very impressed.

Nikki: You were probably hoping that the feelings you had about what happened between you and ashland would be less intense by now.

Nick: They still are, though, mom. I’m just wondering if that’s ever gonna change.

Nikki: Well, I can only speak from my own experience.

Nick: Well, yeah. That’s why I’m here. I really want your perspective.

[ Mug thuds ]

Nikki: When there’s been a death and things are in crisis and you’re facing a major threat, you tend to focus on the emergency at hand rather than your own feelings. And then when things get a little calmer, it seems like everybody else is going back to their lives, just as if nothing had happened, and you wish you could do the same. But you can’T. You’re consumed with guilt. It demands your attention. It will eat away at you.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] That’s a pretty fair description of what’s going on with me.

Nikki: Let me ask you this. What would it mean to you emotionally to let that burden go?

Nick: You know, I’D… be able to breathe again, just relax, live my life, focus on my new job, anything.

Nikki: What’s holding you back? I mean, why can’t you give yourself permission to let it all go?

Nick: I think I see what you’re getting at. If I didn’t feel guilty, then I’d feel guilty about that.

[ Sighs ] So, I guess there’s a part of me that’s clinging to that experience, you know, making me relive it over and over again… as a sort of penance.

Adam: Sally.

Sally: Hi.

Adam: Hi. Am I interrupting?

Sally: It’s fine. I, um… I just had to get out of the office for a bit.

Adam: Beautiful day for it. Look, I don’t — I don’t want to put any pressure on you. And that’s why I haven’t called or sent flowers or made any other grand romantic gesture. I mean, if I misread and that’s what you want —

Sally: No, I… that won’t be necessary.

Adam: I just hope that you have been thinking about what i said last time we saw each other.

Sally: Of course I have been thinking about it. I can’t stop.

Nick: I haven’t told anyone this, but I’ve got another reason to feel guilty on top of everything else.

Nikki: What?

Nick: It occurred to me on some level that I judged adam pretty harshly when I learned that he accidentally killed that man when he was a kid.

Nikki: Well, that man was threatening his mother.

Nick: I just thought it confirmed exactly who I thought he was, you know, that he was a bad seed. When I was faced with a similar situation — somebody I loved was in trouble — I reacted the same way, got the same result. And it wasn’t just the death of a man, you know? Dad tried to cover it up.

Nikki: Striking similarities.

Nick: And now I’m going through my own personal disaster here. And who has gone out of his way to be supportive? Adam.

Nikki: Really?

Nick: Yeah.

I just wish it didn’t take something like this for me to be more understanding about what he endured or how it affected him. I mean, you said earlier, you know, carrying that burden around. Adam has done that his entire life, mom, whether he’s consciously aware of it or not. It’s no wonder he is who he is.

Nikki: It certainly would explain why he hasn’t been able to get close to anybody for any length of time.

Nick: Deep down, he knows what he’s capable of. How can he risk it?

Sally: You have been a huge distraction for me, when i should be focused on my job — you know, the one you went through so much trouble to make sure that I kept. But instead, I just keep replaying everything that you put me through. And, frankly, you did an excellent job of stomping on my heart and making me feel like a fool, which I am not.

Adam: Believe me, sally, I — I do know that.

Sally: And I — I don’t even know what forgiveness would look like. I mean, what is that? Is that we get better at small talk or we become running buddies again or we just go grab a coffee at crimson lights and talk about how rough our days were at the office?

Adam: Well, you can define it however you’d like.

Sally: Sure. Until the next time you make a unilateral move that upends my whole world.

[ Voice breaking ] I cannot talk about this right now.

Chance: Mmm. [ Smooches ] Thank you again for a fantastic day.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Things have been so crazy. It feels so nice to get back to a normal life.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Normal life. Right, right. Living in this big old mansion, sleeping on these 1,000-thread-count italian sheets.

Abby: Okay, okay. You know what I mean.

Chance: No, I don’t know what you mean. Go ahead. Tell me. What’s this normal life look like to you?

Abby: More days like today. Totally focused on each other.

Phyllis: Well, I am so happy you like my ideas.

Kyle: Well, I did, too, for the record.

Phyllis: That’s great, both of you. Hey, listen, I am having such fun in this position. I love it. I’m having so much fun here. You know, I should be paying you. I’m absolutely not gonna do that, but I should be.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Good. Well, I’m glad we spoke. I’ll catch you later.

Phyllis: Okay, great. Hey, did he tell you about his romantic idea about surprising summer and renewing vows?

Jack: He did, and I am very much looking forward to it.

Phyllis: It is really lovely. I am so glad our kids are doing well.

Jack: Agreed. Listen, there’s something I have to ask you. Um, how much did you have to do with the piece talia morgan wrote on diane?

Phyllis: I had nothing to do with it. That was all talia.

[ Pen clatters ]

[ Scoffs ]

Chance: I’m still curious.

Abby: About?

Chance: About this whole normal life, how you picture it. I noticed you didn’t say anything about our jobs.

Abby: Well, in an ideal world, we would both keep our jobs. I would cut back on my hours, and you would pass on the riskier cases.

Chance: This isn’t the first time you’ve thought about this.

Abby: When you came home from spain, it was a painful time in a lot of ways. But we got to spend so much time together, and I will always cherish that. I just… I worry about you when you’re at work. You’re just so conscientious and dedicated. And it’s the stress that it puts on you. I mean, sometimes you bring that tension home with you without meaning to.

Chance: Do you feel like I’m neglecting you?

Abby: No, no, not at all. I just think the more we prioritize our family, the happier we’ll be.

Kyle: My colleague spoke very highly of you. She said you did a great job organizing her parents’ 50th anniversary party. I had originally thought I would do all the planning myself. The problem is, my wife and i spend a lot of time in the same vicinity. We work in the same place. We obviously live together. And every time I try to talk to somebody about what’s on my mind, I, um —

[ Footsteps approaching ] Hey, babe, um… didn’t know you were home.

[ Stammers ] I’m gonna have to call you back.

[ Phone thuds ] How much of that did you hear?

Summer: Enough to know that you are definitely up to something.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Summer: Spill.

Kyle: Huh. Okay. Okay. I’m planning a surprise. That’s all I’m gonna say.

That’s what you were talking to diane about earlier? And traci? Who else knows about it?

Kyle: Mnh, sorry, you’re not getting anything out of me.

Summer: Oh, come on. Just a hint?

Kyle: Mnh-mnh.

[ Both laughing ]

[ Elevator doors open ]

Phyllis: Oh, great! Jack, can I just have a minute of your time? Oh, I want to run something by you. I have a pretty great idea. It’s actually a killer idea. What if marchetti home took the abbott living room and redecorated it? Or the pool house. Whatever you want. But it really would be so explosive out in social media.

Jack: Let me see if I get this straight. You want to redesign a home you know I happen to love just the way it is?

Phyllis: Some of those chairs are from the paleolithic era.

Jack: They’re classics. They’re antiques.

Phyllis: They’re old. How about this? What if I don’t touch the walls and we just touch the sofas and accessories?

Jack: And then when the photo shoot is over, everything goes back to the designer, and we bring things back to the way they were.

Phyllis: Sure. Yeah. We’ll do that. Hey, were you always this unwavering about changing things?

Jack: Since I was this tall.

Phyllis: Oh, god it’s coming back to me.

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Yes, it’s coming back to me. Okay.

Jack: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Classics —

Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Like the sofa, right? Yeah.

Jack: Okay, but that was… do what you have to do.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Well, wait, wait, wait. What about — what about the wallpaper?

Jack: [ Laughs ]

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Adam: Well, thank you for the coffee. What did I do to deserve this?

Chelsea: You set me straight about my short-lived podcast career and you even managed to cheer me up a little bit.

Adam: Oh wow. I think I’m the one who should be thanking you, though. You were the one who made me reconsider how to handle my father and made me realize that I should give more thought to Jack’s offer.

Chelsea: Well, I was glad to steer you in the right direction.

Sally: Hi, guys. How are you? It’s like a Newman fashion reunion. Remember those days? Good times.

Chelsea: Good times? I think we have a different recollection of that experience.

Sally: Of course, you moved on to bigger and better things with those excellent podcasts. Riveting. You and Billy have great chemistry. It sounds like you’re having a lot of fun.

Chelsea: Thanks. I think.

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Tessa: Dominic loves the bubbles.

Mariah: Who knew? A little bit of water and some dish soap. We could have saved hundreds on presents.

Devon: Yeah.

Chance: I think the invitation said no presents.

Mariah: No one ever believes that, especially with Daddy Warbucks on the guest list.

Devon: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I restrained myself.

Mariah: This is restraint?

Devon: Yes, this is, actually.


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Adam: Well, thank you for the coffee. What did I do to deserve this?

Chelsea: You set me straight about my short-lived podcast career and you even managed to cheer me up a little bit.

Adam: Oh wow. I think I’m the one who should be thanking you, though. You were the one who made me reconsider how to handle my father and made me realize that I should give more thought to Jack’s offer.

Chelsea: Well, I was glad to steer you in the right direction.

Sally: Hi, guys. How are you? It’s like a Newman fashion reunion. Remember those days? Good times.

Chelsea: Good times? I think we have a different recollection of that experience.

Sally: Of course, you moved on to bigger and better things with those excellent podcasts. Riveting. You and Billy have great chemistry. It sounds like you’re having a lot of fun.

Chelsea: Thanks. I think.

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Tessa: Dominic loves the bubbles.

Mariah: Who knew? A little bit of water and some dish soap. We could have saved hundreds on presents.

Devon: Yeah.

Chance: I think the invitation said no presents.

Mariah: No one ever believes that, especially with Daddy Warbucks on the guest list.

Devon: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I restrained myself.

Mariah: This is restraint?

Devon: Yes, this is, actually.


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Chelsea: Adam?

Adam: Yeah. You decent?

Chelsea: Have I ever been?

Adam: Well, good point. I’ve seen every version of you, so just let me in.

Chelsea: [Sniffles, sighs] Okay.

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Phyllis: A lifetime ago, right. That was my rise from the ashes after all the bridges had burned. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Nick: Come on. Yeah, you could have. When there’s something you want, I dare anyone to get in your way.

Phyllis: You say that like it’s a good thing.

Nick: I mean, it can be. If the Grand Phoenix was in the hands of anyone else, it would have just been some other hotel, you know, come and go, but you created this luxury destination where everybody keeps coming back. It’s unforgettable, like you.

Phyllis: You’re just saying that because it’s true.


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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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Abby: Uh, yeah, I was with him earlier, but then he got called in to work, so that’s probably why he didn’t answer his phone.

Nick: That makes sense.

Abby: We had a mini first birthday celebration for Dominic at the park.

Nick: Has it been a year already?

Abby: I know. Can you believe it?

[Chuckles]

Nick: Oh, man. You know, what I can’t believe is that you didn’t invite his favorite uncle to the party. I missed all the cake, the balloons, everything.

Abby: Well, don’t worry. We’re gonna have a bigger celebration with the extended family when things calm down a bit.

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Jack: I just e-mailed legal to start drafting a contract, so that’s in the works.

Adam: Excellent.

Jack: In the meantime, i think maybe it’s time for you and I to have a celebratory drink. Billy, you’re more than welcome to join us.

Billy: I’d rather have a root canal.


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Y&R Transcript Friday, September 2, 2022

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Sharon: Snacks?

Faith: Check.

Nick: Grandparents?

Faith: Check.

Nick: Directions?

Faith: Check.

Sharon: Oh! Hair dryer?

Faith: Check.

Adam: What’s going on here? Okay, what kind of covert operation did I walk in on?

Faith: Big news, adam. Your kidney’s going to college today.

Adam: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: Can you believe our granddaughter is already heading off to college?

Victor: I’m so impressed with her. And what a beautiful girl, you know? She is — she is really something. I think she will be very successful.

Nikki: I assume you’ll be continuing your chess games long distance?

Victor: Ooh, I already have made the first move via an app.

Nikki: Yes, of course you have.

Victor: Yeah. By the way, talking about moves, someone told me they saw you in town talking to a journalist from california. Talia morgan?

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Does anything happen in this town that you don’t hear about?

Victor: Sweetheart, have you ever known anything to slip by me?

Nikki: Well, truth be told, talia initially came to town to write about the impact of ashland’s death on our family.

Victor: Hmm. Sorry to hear that.

Nikki: But with a little help from me, she quickly realized that the more compelling story is diane’s return from the dead. And I was more than happy to provide as much dirt as possible for what I hope will be a beautiful hatchet job.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] I bet you were.

Phyllis: I cannot believe how much fun I’m having working with you.

Summer: It has been pretty great. I am so excited for your ideas for marchetti’s new home line.

Phyllis: Mm, so am I.

Summer: You know, there’s just one thing that’s still kind of distracting me. It’s — it’s that article that talia morgan was writing about ashland.

Phyllis: Um, you — right. What about it?

Summer: Well, I’ve been on the lookout for it, you know, in case it takes a negative spin or twists any of the facts. I want to stay on top of anything that could be detrimental to harrison in the future.

Phyllis: Oh, of course. Of course. I mean, talia — she’s an investigative journalist. I mean, she only writes about the truth. She’s not gonna do anything to an innocent little boy.

Summer: You’re probably right, but… I don’t know. I’m still just curious. Like, what else is there to say about the guy? Just feels like old news by now, right? And the article hasn’t even come out yet. Not that I’ve seen, at least. I mean, where is it?

Phyllis: She’s probably trying to, you know, get other sources, um, confirm the information she has garnered. Wait a second. You still don’t trust me, do you?

Jack: These marchetti projections look very strong. You’re doing a great job, son, setting the company up for future success.

Kyle: As much as I’d like to take the credit, summer is the driving force. I take my lead from her creative decisions. She makes it easy.

Jack: Always good to have someone you can count on. Which reminds me, I need to tell you something and I’m not sure you’re gonna be happy to hear it. Pain hits fast.

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Nikki: I have got high hopes for talia’s story.

Victor: Now, what exactly do you intend to accomplish with it?

Nikki: Well, I’m hoping that the sheer humiliation of seeing her crimes in print will be enough to drive her out of town, this time for good.

Victor: Yeah. Hmm.

Nikki: What? You disapprove?

Victor: No, no, no, no. I think diane jenkins needs to be dealt with. I agree.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I’m glad.

Victor: But I want you to move with caution, okay? Remember — diane jenkins is kyle’s mother and summer’s mother-in-law. I don’t want anything to negatively impact that young family. Beyond that, anything you can do to blow diane jenkins out of the water is alright with me, okay?

Summer: I’m sorry. I can’t deny it. I am a little bit suspicious. I can’t help it, mom. It just seems like there’s something off with this whole thing.

Phyllis: What?! Why? I’m on my best behavior with diane.

Summer: I know, and to be honest, the longer that goes on, the more worried I get. It doesn’t even seem like it’s hard for you to stay calm, which leads me to suspect that there’s something else going on underneath your polite veneer.

Phyllis: Summer, I’m doing what you wanted me to do. I’m being nice to the woman. I mean, I don’t have to go and hang out with her at happy hour. I’m just biting my tongue. It’s hard, after everything that she’s done to me, but I’m doing it for you, okay? I’m just putting on the fake smile. See? It’s, like, a piece of cake.

Summer: Mom, I’ve seen your fake smile, and this is not it. I just — you know what? Never mind. Kyle and I made a pact that we would stop babysitting our mothers and just trust you two to not destroy each other.

Phyllis: That’s a good idea. Stick to that.

Summer: Don’t get me wrong, mom. I’m the one that convinced jack to invest in marchetti, and I’m going to do everything in my power to protect its integrity.

Jack: When I implied i wouldn’t be replacing you as co-ceo, I was letting you off the hook.

Kyle: Why would you do that?

Jack: Because I didn’t want to make you feel guilty about leaving jabot because I thought this move to marchetti was a great move for you.

Kyle: Yeah, well, i appreciate you making the transition easy for me, and this opportunity to work with summer is really a great fit. And I guess I’m okay with you filling the position as long as adam’s not my replacement. No. No, dad, don’t say it.

Jack: Adam changed his mind. Look, I honestly believe he is going to be a great addition to the jabot family. Besides, it will give grandpa jack more time with harrison.

Kyle: Hey, hey, I’m all for more grandpa time, but giving adam any power here — that’s a recipe for disaster.

Jack: I understand your reservations. Adam is looking for a fresh start, and I honestly think he’s put his worst behind him.

Kyle: Yeah, I still find that extremely hard to believe. But I’ve walked away from the co-ceo position, so it’s your decision. Still, I’m keeping my eye on him.

Jack: I would expect nothing less, but do me a favor. Please try to stay optimistic.

Kyle: [ Scoffs ] I guess I’ll have to try ’cause I have so many happy things going on in my life. In fact, I’m planning a bit of a surprise, and I’d like to enlist your help.

Jack: Okay. Sounds intriguing. What’s the plan?

Kyle: Mm, a wedding of sorts.

Jack: A wedding? For whom?

Sharon: Faith is headed to the university of michigan today.

Adam: Wow. Well, congratulations, faith.

Nick: Yeah, we’re gonna drop her off and help her get settled in.

Faith: I guess I should clarify. I’m taking your kidney back to college, since it already went once with you. But it’s my big freshman year, and if it hadn’t been for your donation, I wouldn’t be able to go. You made this day possible for me, and I want to thank you again.

Nick: We all do.

Sharon: Yes, I hope you know we’ll be forever grateful.

Adam: Well, I’m sure my kidney will have a much better time with faith anyway. So, I wish you a lot of luck and success on your new adventure.

Faith: Thanks.

Adam: Could I, uh, get a cup of coffee?

Sharon: Sure.

Adam: Sharon, this is a big day for you.

Sharon: Yeah. It is. Um, it’s an even bigger day for faith, though, and I’m so excited for her starting out this new chapter of her life.

Adam: Well, I guess, uh, faith and I have something more than a kidney in common then.

Sharon: What’s that?

Adam: I am starting a new chapter, too. I’m going to work with jack at jabot.

Sharon: When did that happen?

Adam: Yesterday. But jack and I have been discussing it for a while.

Sharon: I see.

Adam: I get the feeling you’re not, uh, entirely on board with this?

Sharon: Well, it’s not my decision to make. I wish you well. I just hope that you didn’t make this move so that you can stick it to victor.

Adam: No. I made it because jack actually values my input and respects my abilities as an executive. And I value his trust. So, my dad is a non-issue, as he should be.

Sharon: Well, that’s great. I’m glad to hear that. I’m glad you’re not channeling your anger into getting back at victor.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sharon: And instead, you’ve found something positive to focus on. That’s really great. I’m sure sally will be happy, too.

Adam: Sally? Wh– why did you mention her?

Sharon: Oh, she confided in me again, and she’s worried about you.

Adam: She spoke to you again? Are these chats between the two of you becoming a regular thing?

Sharon: Oh, I… I mean, what does it even matter, right? You’re not interested in being with her anymore, so I don’t even know what difference it makes. My husband and I have never been more active.

Phyllis: Oh, thank goodness. No more babysitters. Yay!

Summer: You know, this isn’t a get out of jail free card, mom.

Phyllis: Yeah. Thank you.

Summer: Oh —

Phyllis: No.

Summer: No. Mnh. Me.

Phyllis: You don’t have to worry about me. And I know it’s not a get out of jail free card. All I want to do for you, summer, is help you realize your dream and help you create something that’s long-lasting.

Summer: I certainly hope so.

Phyllis: Well, know so. This is a great opportunity for me, as well. And diane — she’s just, you know, an annoying byproduct.

Summer: Seriously? You just can’t help yourself from taking a cheap shot at her.

Phyllis: No, I can’T. Given our history, I can’T. Understand that. All the tension between me and diane — it will die out. And given that, um, if diane self-implodes, well, you know — that might be possible, even inevitable — will I shed a tear? No chance.

Kyle: The wedding summer and I had in milan was beautiful and unforgettable.

Jack: I absolutely concur.

Kyle: But I know there was one thing summer regrets. She missed having a celebration here in genoa city. So I was wondering if you’d be okay if I planned something at the house. Dad, did I ask for too much? Do you think I’m going overboard with this idea?

Jack: No, no, no, it’s — it’s a beautiful idea. My heart just swelled with the thought. I would be honored to celebrate your marriage in the abbott home.

Kyle: Great. Thank you. Oh, uh, I haven’t told summer about this. I wanted to make sure I planned everything first.

Jack: I’m sure she will be thrilled. Listen, we can talk about this some more. I’ve got to get to a meeting.

Kyle: Yeah, sure.

Jack: You can count on me to help in any way I can. Whatever it takes to make this celebration special.

Diane: What’s this about a celebration?

Adam: Excuse me, sharon.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I’m not sure I’m up for dealing with you right now.

Adam: Will you please join me on the patio? It will just take a moment.

Sally: I’m very busy, but, um…yeah, I think I could spare a minute.

Nick: Everything okay?

Sharon: Um, yeah, fine. I was just, um… anyway, where do we stand on this list?

Faith: Everything is almost packed, shipped, or crossed off the to-dos. We should be ready to leave this afternoon right on schedule.

Adam: Faith’s going off to college. I hope sharon’s ready. But I’m happy for faith. Big turning point in her life.

Sally: Good for faith. Happy for her. But I know you didn’t call me out here to talk about the adventures of your niece. So…what’s going on?

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Adam: I don’t mean to beat around the bush. I know you’re busy. How are things going at newman media?

Sally: Things are going amazingly well. Chloe and I are setting the stage for some really big moves.

Adam: Mm. Well, it sounds like you and the newmans are working well together.

Sally: Actually, I haven’t had much one-on-one time with victoria, but nick is proving to be a terrifically nurturing and supportive boss.

Adam: Hmm. I’m not surprised. I knew you would work your magic and impress them enough to seal your position there.

Sally: Of course you did. It’s the whole reason why you broke up with me, isn’t it? Are we done here?

Adam: Look — no. Please. Will you just let me say what I need to say?

Nikki: Summer will benefit from diane’s departure just as much as the rest of the abbotts and the newmans. That woman staying in town will be a disaster for everybody.

Victor: I couldn’t agree more. But you must remember that it was summer who encouraged kyle to reconnect with his mother, although she knew the risks.

Nikki: Yes, but it’s obvious she’s only tolerating diane for his sake. I mean, the woman is not the kind of mother or mother-in-law that those kids deserve — or any kind of grandmother for harrison. I just know that when diane shows her true colors, everybody will see her for the fraud that she is. And then kyle’s eyes will be opened and summer can be loving and supportive, but not at all surprised.

Victor: Yeah.

Jack: She’s all yours.

Kyle: Okay, mom.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: I will tell you, but first, you need to understand this is a big surprise for summer. So, can I trust you to keep a secret?

Diane: Yes. My lips are sealed. I promise.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] I’m planning a wedding celebration for my wife in her hometown, with all of her family and friends to witness.

Diane: Oh, kyle! That is so sweet and wildly romantic.

Kyle: Oh, I think summer will love the idea.

Diane: I know she will. And I want to do whatever I can to help make this the spectacular day you both deserve.

Kyle: Thanks for offering, mom.

Diane: Yeah. I am — I am just so grateful to be here with you and my grandson at such a happy and important time. I missed so many of these moments.

Kyle: Well, the good news is you’re here now.

Diane: Yeah. You know, I know this wedding you’re planning is for summer, but, in a way, it — it almost feels like it’s for me, too, since I wasn’t here the first time. I am over the moon that I get to celebrate such a wonderful milestone with you. It’s gonna be so special.

Kyle: Well, that’s the plan.

Diane: Yeah.

[ Indistinct conversation ]

Summer: Looks like we walked in on something.

Diane: Oh, just, um, another day of counting my blessings. But I really need to get back to work. Uh…nice dress, phyllis.

Phyllis: Thank you so much. It’s marchetti.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Faith: The last thing to do is say goodbye to noah. But I will be back in plenty of time to catch up with him before we leave.

Nick: Alright.

Faith: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: And there goes our baby girl. She’s all grown up, ready to take on the world.

Sharon: She’s my last one. Mariah’s married now, starting a life of her own.

Nick: And we’re very happy for her.

Sharon: Yep. And I remember when noah left. Broke my heart a little.

Nick: Yeah, me too. But we survived. And look — now he’s back.

Sharon: Yeah, you know, and faith is gonna be back soon, too. I mean, after all, the holidays are coming, and — and there’s three-day weekends. She said that she wants to work for newman when she graduates, so I would imagine she’ll move back to genoa city permanently.

Nick: Unless she wants to go work at one of our european divisions.

Sharon: No. Don’t even think that.

Nick: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone pings ]

[ Groans ]

Sharon: What? Trouble?

Nick: No. It’s just my dad. He wants to see me.

Sharon: Oh. Well, why don’t you go and do that? We still have some time before we need to leave. I hope it’s nothing serious.

Nick: When it’s my dad, when is it not serious? Oh, no. What’s wrong?

Tessa: [ Sighs ] I brought in ensure max protein

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Tessa: I just — I can’t believe it. I really can’T.

Mariah: We had an awful morning.

Sharon: What happened?

Mariah: Uh, we got turned down by a private adoption attorney.

Sharon: What? Why? I mean, I knew there’d be hurdles, but not right out of the gate.

Mariah: We wanted to be open about our past. We didn’t want to hide anything.

Tessa: We thought it was better than risking things come out and potentially delaying or affecting the process.

Mariah: So much for honesty being the best policy.

Sharon: What did this attorney say?

Mariah: Uh, she didn’t feel like it would be likely that we would be chosen by a prospective birth mother when we were compared to people that didn’t have…criminal records.

Nikki: I don’t know where the time goes. Can you believe that little dominic is already a year old? On top of faith going off to college.

Victor: Yep. All these milestones puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

Nikki: Yes, it certainly does. But something tells me that you’re talking about something more specific.

Victor: Well, I can’t help but think about adam’s place in the family.

Nikki: I’m sorry that he’s let you down yet again.

Victor: I think this time it may be different. He promised not to be revengeful, you know? I mean, he could have evidence that could cause a lot of trouble for our family, but i haven’t seen it anywhere.

Nikki: Darling, please promise me that you won’t get your hopes up again. I mean, you should be focusing on how well your other children are doing. I know that adam’s distance is breaking your heart, but it’s not your fault that he seems incapable of being a meaningful member of this family.

Victor: I still feel there’s a chance that he’ll come around.

Nikki: Maybe there’s just too many wounds, too much anger over the years.

Victor: But I’m not gonna give up on him. He’s my son.

Sally: I know you have nowhere to be, but I do, and I’m not gonna let my work slide because of you.

Adam: Actually, I have somewhere to be now, too. Jack offered me co-ceo at jabot, and, uh, I took him up on it.

Sally: When did that happen? Did you have this cushy new job lined up when you walked out on me at newman media?

Adam: Mnh. Jack offered it to me out of the blue after I quit.

Sally: Huh. How’s that going for you? Bet you’re juggling a lot with this big new job and doing everything in your power to destroy your father at the same time.

Summer: Hey, what was — what was going on earlier when my mom and I walked in? You and diane seemed almost conspiratorial.

Kyle: Nothing for you to worry about. My mom’s emotions get the better of her sometimes, that’s all. She still finds it hard to believe that she was able to get her life back after all these years. And, hey, we need to go. We’re late for the conference call with milan.

Summer: Oh. Yeah.

Phyllis: Eavesdropping a little?

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Of course not. I was just marveling at how happy our kids are.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. And I’d like them to stay that way.

Diane: I’d like nothing more.

Phyllis: So, that little moment that summer and I walked in on?

Diane: Life is full of all kinds of moments, but that one was not for public consumption.

Phyllis: Oh, that’s interesting, considering how your life has been served up for public consumption today. Oh, you haven’t seen it? We really had our hands full with our two-year-old.

Sharon: This adoption attorney’s decision is just absurd, and it’s wrong. You too aren’t criminals. Where does she get off saying something like that about you?

Tessa: It’s true. We haven’t actually broken the law in a long time.

Mariah: But our records are far from spotless. I mean, I cringe to think at all the break-ins and robberies i committed.

Sharon: But you were forced into a cult by the people who stole you from me. They should be the ones taking all the blame for that. Ian ward — he couldn’t teach anyone right from wrong.

Tessa: I mean, I’m not innocent, either. I blackmailed you, nikki, phyllis, and victoria, and i stole nikki’s gun.

Sharon: But you did all of that to protect your sister, who was in very serious danger.

Tessa: Yeah, well, that part didn’t go over well with the lawyer, either. Turns out being mixed up with a sex-trafficking operation does not make us look like the best prospective parents.

Mariah: It’s enough to have lived through all of that trauma, but now it feels like we’re being punished for it. Years later. It’s not fair.

Tessa: I was prepared for this to be a long and difficult process, but I was not prepared for the person who’s supposed to be our advocate to reject us before we even get started.

Mariah: We thought we had gone through some horrible times and we had finally put it all behind us and moved on.

Sharon: Well, you did. And you have. I’m sorry, but this is just outrageous. I hope that the two of you are not planning on giving up now.

Phyllis: Oh, I guess you haven’t seen the latest, um, posting on talia morgan’s magazine site.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: I suppose she decided to scrap her article on ashland and do deep dive into your life.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: Wow. Well, it’s a banner headline on her site.

Diane: Oh, and it’s what? It’s what? Just a bunch of gossip.

Phyllis: No. She’s not a gossip columnist. You know that. She’s an investigative journalist. You know — because you were fawning all over her yesterday.

Diane: Yeah, and this woman wrote about what exactly? Old news? Because I haven’t done anything wrong in years.

Phyllis: Mm. So says you.

Diane: Look, the people who matter have moved on from the past, and I don’t have the energy for those clinging to it.

Phyllis: You’ve been on your best behavior since you came into town, diane. But after reading this article, everyone will know that you are the most despicable and the most hated woman in genoa city. And that must disturb you in so many ways.

Diane: [ Sighs heavily ] “The long and winding road of diane jenkins. Back from the dead.”

Nikki: Ooh, this is too good. “Years ago, diane jenkins appeared to be the victim of a vicious murder.”

Victor: Whoa. So, your handiwork has paid off?

Nikki: Oh, you bet it has. Listen to this. “Now she has returned to the scene of the crime, alive and well and hoping to pick up where she left off.” But can she really overcome the trail of destruction she left behind?” I’ve got to give talia a call and tell her how brilliant this article is.

Victor: [ Laughs ]

[ Door closes ]

Nick: Hey, dad.

Victor: Hi, son.

Nick: Uh, I’m guessing your summons has to do with faith leaving today. Did you forget to give her a gift or something?

Victor: No. It has to do with my concern about sally spectra. How do you think she’s doing at newman media?

Nick: So far, she’s lived up to our expectations.

Victor: Really? But not to mine. I’d asked her to try to convince adam to stay with the company, and she was not able to do that. So, as far as I’m concerned, she’s not up to her task.

Adam: I don’t want to talk about my father. I am worried about you right now.

Sally: Well, you certainly don’t need to be.

Adam: Not according to chloe.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] What did she say to you?

Adam: She — she was simply acting out of concern for her friend and boss. But she accused me of trying to mess with your head, which was never my intention.

Sally: Well, for your information, my head is perfectly fine. Completely un-messed with.

Adam: I certainly want to believe that. And chloe was very adamant that I need to make it clear that there is no future for us as a couple.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I cannot believe that chloe’s actually getting involved in my personal life. So, is that the reason why you brought me out here — to follow through with chloe’s request? You want to give me more reasons why you don’t want to be with me? Is there really anything that you could say that could hurt me more than you already have?

Adam: No, sally. Okay? You’ve got it all wrong.

Sally: Then what?

Adam: I want to say that I’m sorry. Your heart is at the heart of everything you do.

Sharon: That adoption attorney better not have discouraged you in any way, okay? We’ll find another one. We’ll find a better one, one that can see that you two have gotten your lives together in spectacular fashion.

Mariah: You’re more than biased, okay? You’re my mom, for god’s sake.

Tessa: And mine, too, pretty much.

Sharon: Which puts me in the perfect position to know that both of you will be great parents.

Mariah: Thank you, mom.

Sharon: And neither one of you are quitters. You know, it takes faith most of all, but it also takes strength and stamina to be a parent. And I can testify that you both have that and a lot more. A mom is someone who speaks up for someone else who just had surgery and can’t talk for themselves. A mom is someone who knows that their loved one is going through something, even if they’re miles and miles away. Your past is not gonna make you worse parents. It’s going to make you better because you learned from it. And you’ll know how to keep your own children away from falling into those same traps. You just watch. Your kids are gonna be the greatest gift in your life. And they’ll also be your greatest heartaches sometimes, too, unfortunately. But you will be their rocks. You’ll be there with them every step of the way, until one day they’ve grown up and they go out into the world on their own. But you won’t worry about that because you’ll know that you have prepared them for it. And you’ll still be there with them, coaching them through all of life’s journeys, all the highs and lows… because that is what a good mother does. Come here.

Mariah: [ Sighs, sniffles ]

Phyllis: I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: Juicy, isn’t it? And I forgot to tell you — apparently, it’s not just this article. This is the first of a series of articles on you.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Wait till everybody gets a load of this.

Jack: [ Breathes deeply ]

Nick: Come on, dad. You didn’t honestly believe sally was gonna talk adam into doing something he was determined not to, right? I mean, that was never gonna happen. Adam is nothing if not stubborn.

Victor: Your brother always had a chip on his shoulder when it came to doing a favor for his family, you know? But I still think sally specter should have been able to convince him to stay with newman media.

Nick: Adam didn’t just walk away from newman media and the family. He also walked away from sally. I get the impression she was very hurt by the way he did it, even though he claims to have done it for her. She just wants to put the whole situation in her rearview mirror.

Victor: Do you really think sally spectra is able to run a company?

Nick: I know you don’t want to hear this, but she’s done everything we’ve asked of her, and she’s done a great job. And I actually think she’s gonna do an even better job and excel once she gets adam out of her system.

Victor: Yeah, but, see, that’s the point, son. Again, personal feelings — what does that have to do with running a company? Nothing. I don’t think she’s capable of it. Besides that, do you remember that she convinced summer to move to milan, thereby endangering the relationship with kyle? I don’t trust that woman. I think you should fire her.

Sally: So, what exactly are you sorry for? Because I have a long list of your offenses that are apology-worthy.

Adam: And I apologize for every single one of them, sally, okay? I was a cruel jerk. And I feel terrible for lying to you. And I should have trusted that you and I — we could have decided together how to handle the situation. Instead, I didn’t let you weigh in at all.

Sally: Yeah, that wasn’t fair to me.

Adam: I know. But all I could think about was protecting you and your position at newman media. I mean, the last thing that i wanted is for my family’s distrust of me to impact your opportunity to shine in your role. And you have. You have. You have proven yourself worthy, despite all the doubts that they have had about you.

Sally: Yeah. Apparently, they had more faith in me than you did.

Adam: I didn’t want you to be collateral damage in this war that I was gonna re-launch with my family. But now…there is no war. And I just — I should’ve believed that you and I, as a team, could figure out a way to keep you out of it. You know, I guess I just — I have been burned too many times, and I have made mistakes in my past that I never wanted to make again.

Sally: Like with chelsea.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Okay, sally, you and I — we were always better working together. And I should have trusted in that, should have trusted in us. And I know you have every reason to think this is just more bull from me. But you know me. You see right through my lies, and you have been right about me this whole time. So, can’t you tell this is sincere? This apology is coming from my heart. Is there any way that you can forgive me?

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Lily: Chelsea.

Billy: “Oh,” as in that’s not a big deal, or “oh,” as in you’re not happy that I spend any time with her?

Lauren: We’re having a problem with the direction of the shoot. And if I’m to be honest, it’s with tessa.

Adam: Just thought you might want to know that I’ve taken a job at jabot as jack’s co-ceo.

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