Y&R Transcript Wednesday, February 1, 2022

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Abby: Hi.

[ Sighs ] Hi.

Lily: Hi.

Abby: Uh, picking up food to go?

Lily: Uh, yeah, I am.

Abby: Do you want me to go check on your order?

Lily: No, no, no, it’s fine. They said it’d be ready in a few minutes.

Abby: Oh. Let me guess. You are picking up food to bring back to the office because you’re working overtime.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, well, there is a lot going on at chancellor-winters these days.

Abby: How are you feeling about everything?

Lily: Well, you were there when devon said he’s ready to go to court over this.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Lily: What do you think about it? I mean, I know that you’re loyal to devon, and clearly he trusts you if he said it was fine for you to stay while we were chatting.

It’s probably because I know you both so well, and he didn’t think it would do any harm.

Lily: Yeah. Well, I just really felt like I found a win-win situation for us. I mean, he gets to keep the name and get paid handsomely, and we get to move forward with the ipo. Anybody clearly, devon doesn’t feel the same way about it.

Lily: Yeah, but how do you feel about it? Because, I mean, you were very quiet during our conversation. Do you really think that devon is making the right decision?

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Devon: Look who it is.

Victoria: Hello, there, devon.

Devon: Hi, victoria.

Victoria: So, how are things going with the ipo?

Devon: Uh, well, why would I want to talk about that with you after you tried to take my company?

Victoria: I may have had some interest initially, but I’ve moved on.

Devon: Oh, well, that’s good to hear. You’ve been making some interesting choices lately at newman media. I hope you don’t regret hiring nate and audra, since they both betrayed chancellor-winters.

Victoria: I’m sorry there’s a rift between you and nate.

Devon: Are you?

Victoria: Yes, of course I am. I know how important family is, and I know how tricky family business can be.

Devon: Bet you do.

Victoria: Speaking of family, how are things going with tucker?

Daniel: Thank you. I’m willing to sit down with you, but anything we discuss regarding omega sphere is purely hypothetical. You know that I have a deal with chancellor-winters.

Tucker: I do. I was gonna ask you about that.

[ Clears throat ] What’s the current status of your contract there, with their ipo on hold?

Daniel: Should have a better idea in a week.

Tucker: I admire your patience [Chuckles] And your loyalty, [Inhales deeply] Especially to a company that seems so in flux.

Daniel: Well, lily is a dear and trusted friend.

Tucker: Hmm. Yeah, but she can’t know everything, right? And this is your vision, your future. It’s a possible legacy move for you. Have you ever been involved in anything potentially this big?

Daniel: Nothing of this scale when it comes to business. I was an artist, so I was painting, doing photography. These are all uncharted waters for me, which is why I need to make sure that I align myself with someone that I trust completely.

Tucker: You mean, someone unlike me.

[ Laughs ]

[ Glasses clink ]

Diane: Hey, thank you for telling me about your conversation with kyle. I need to speak to him now. You know, I just don’t want his fears about us to fester. And if he felt the need to discuss them with you, then I should do the same with him.

Jack: I’ll call and tell him to join us.

Diane: No, no, no, no. I should talk to him alone. I — I want him to be able to speak his mind freely without worrying what your reaction would be or wondering if you were going to defend me or not.

Jack: And we both know I would.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. This also is not a conversation for the office.

Jack: Okay, you decide what’s best.

Diane: Yeah. Kyle. Hi. I was wondering if we could talk. Um, can you meet me at the house?

Nick: As misguided as it is for dad to try and create trouble for you at jabot, it does seem like he wants to bring you back in the fold. Hey, is everything alright?

Sally: Yeah, it’s fine.

Nick: Doesn’t seem like that.

Sally: I am more interested in what the two of you were discussing. The parts of your body that collagen supports:

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Adam: Uh, my brother was just alerting me to a potential land mine set by our father, and I was about to thank him, even though his motives were potentially self-serving.

Nick: Well, adam, I just hope you can use the information regardless of why I shared it. Sly well, I’m just relieved the two of you aren’t battling each other — at least, not now.

Adam: Oh,no, we’re not ready to throw a fist just yet. We are, um — what are we doing? How would you characterize this, nicholas?

Nick: Just trying to keep our father from causing trouble.

Sally: Hmm. Good. Uh, you know, I — I’ve kind of lost my appetite. I-I should get going, but —

Adam: Hold on a second. Alright, you are not acting like yourself. What’s — what’s wrong?

Sally: It’s nothing, I swear. You know, I just have a lot on my mind, getting this new company going. You know, we’ve hit a few snags, but it’s all gonna work out.

Nick: I’ll leave with you.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Nick: What’s going on? That phone call really seemed to upset you.

Sally: Uh, it was my O.B., Dr. Chandler, but I really don’t want to talk about it in here, so…

Adam: [ Sighing ]

Devon: Why would you ask me about tucker?

Victoria: I just know that it must be tense now that you know his true motives for coming to genoa city was to take control of chancellor-winters and jabot. I mean, it must hurt, given that when he first came back, he said that he wanted to connect with you and dominic.

Devon: Well, I didn’t trust him from the day he turned up, so that doesn’t hurt that much. But I imagine that you learned about his true motives from audra?

Victoria: No, actually, i talked with tucker about it myself.

Devon: Oh, you did? That’s interesting. You seem awfully curious about my relationship with him and the ipo and chancellor-winters, all in the same conversation.

Victoria: I’m just asking you as a friend. It’s not business.

Devon: I don’t know if you’d call us friends, victoria, but I do know that you don’t do anything casually. So why don’t you just come clean about what you really want?

Tucker: I know you’re wary of me, and not without good reason, considering my history in this town with some of the folks. But I just wish I could convince you that we share a similar vision.

Daniel: Hmm. I actually do think that we share some common ground. Your pitch earlier struck a chord with me.

Tucker: Really?

Daniel: Mm hmm. So much so that I spoke with my mother about it.

Tucker: Uh-oh.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ]

Tucker: I cannot imagine phyllis was in favor of us going into business together.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] Oh, you are correct. Well, this is my venture. I’m going to make the final decision as to who we partner with if things do fall apart at chancellor-winters. My mother, well, she’s going to have to deal with whatever decision I make.

Tucker: I like the sound of that, although I know phyllis can be a little, uh…

Daniel: Bossy?

Tucker: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: Stubborn?

Tucker: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: Always thinks she’s right?

Tucker: I was gonna say “formidable,” but…

Daniel: Mm-hmm. Well, she works for me, so I’ll handle her. And that doesn’t mean I’m gonna turn my back on lily — you know, not without cause.

Tucker: Sure.

Daniel: I just hope that’s something that you can appreciate and, um, maybe back off until things have settled.

Tucker: But you should know, my company is absolutely the most viable place for your dream to come to life. And, uh, [Chuckles] When i set my heart to something, I — I don’t ever give up, which [Sighs] Has been a problem for me, learning to let go. So I’ve been combating that with the belief that things are going to work out the way they’re meant to. You know, simply trust the universe and all that?

Daniel: I’m sorry, what did you say?

Abby: Look, I have seen far too many times how business can damage family relationships. And at first, I was trying to nudge devon to accept the buyout.

Lily: Yeah, well, too bad it didn’t work.

Abby: I disagree. I mean, after listening to devon, I understand his perspective. Hamilton-winters means so much to him, and it would be awful for him to lose it to some ipo that he never supported in the first place.

Lily: Yeah, but do you realize how ugly a lawsuit could become? I mean, you think there’s hurt feelings and resentment now. Imagine what going to court would do.

Abby: Honestly, I don’t know why you and jill don’t just accept devon’s decision. Chancellor industries was huge before it ever merged with hamilton-winters. So why don’t you just go back to that? And why are you willing to fight your brother for something that’s dollars and cents to you, but it means everything to devon? I think it says more about your priorities than anything else.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] How dare you question my priorities? To you, it may just be an elevator.

Lily: Who are you to tell me that I care more about my business than my family? My family has always been a priority to me, and I really resent you saying otherwise.

Abby: I think you’re misinterpreting what I said. I never said you didn’t value your family.

Lily: Abby, I’m only talking to you about this because I’m trying to figure out a way to have devon and I work this out together. I’m not trying to get you to convince him to not fight for his company. I’m trying to convince him to stay at chancellor-winters.

Abby: Devon has made it clear — drop the ipo.

Lily: Jill is not gonna go for that. She’s not. The whole reason for this merger was to have our family work together. And I’ve already lost nate, and now I feel like I’m losing devon. And he’s saying that he wants to protect our father’s legacy. Like, he’s my father, too. Of course I want to protect his legacy. And he doesn’t realize that if we go to court over this, it could damage hamilton-winters. And I don’t think he’s considering that risk.

Abby: Have you said this to your brother?

Lily: I’ve tried. I have tried, and he just seems so set in doing this. Abby, listen, I would never ask you to go against your instinct, but you said you know what kind of turmoil this could cause to a family. So a legal battle would damage us all. So I’m just asking you if you think that devon might regret walking away. Just tell him that. Please, just tell him that, as one last try.

Victoria: I’m not sure what you mean. I don’t really have anything to come clean about.

Devon: Oh, really? Okay, well, then I’m gonna go ahead and take off because I need to get back home. Abby is dropping off dominic, so I’ll see you later.

Victoria: Devon, uh…

Devon: Yeah?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] = You may not see it this way, but I still — I still see you as a friend. And we are connected by family through abby and dominic. I hope we can find a way to separate the business and the personal. I’ve had to learn to do that as a newman. It’s not easy.

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Victoria: But if you count everyone that you have a different professional agenda with your enemy, then your circle gets very small.

[ Footsteps departing ] Um… can I get a coffee to go? And, um… a croissant? Thank you.

Tucker: I’m — I’m trying to trust the universe?

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] The same exact thing that heather always used to say to me. Sorry. It just caught me off guard, hearing those words.

[ Sighs ] Anytime I would lose my patience, get frustrated, she would always tell me to stop fighting and trust the universe.

Tucker: Hmm. You miss her a lot?

Daniel: I do. But I’m following her advice and yours. I’m living my life and I’m having faith that one day we’re gonna be reunited. That’s — that’s the reason why this project is so important to me and believe that it’s the path that I’m meant to be on, the one that’s gonna bring me back to lucy and heather. So I’m just trusting the universe.

Tucker: Hmm. I guess you must have a certain amount of trust in phyllis, too.

Daniel: Why would you say that?

Tucker: I assumed she was going to portugal to help smooth things over with your partner and daughter. The universe needs a little boost sometimes.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Door opens ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ]

Diane: Hey, thanks for coming. Um, I-I know you’re busy, but I — I kind of felt like this conversation couldn’t wait, and, well, I thought we could use some privacy.

Kyle: What you want to talk about?

Diane: Well, I spoke to summer, and she clearly has reservations about jack and i being romantically involved again. I — I tried to address her concerns, but I-I-I don’t know how effective I was.

Kyle: Well, I haven’t had a chance to talk to summer about that yet.

Diane: Well, I also spoke to jack, and he told me that the two of you talked earlier.

Kyle: Thought that was supposed to be a private father-son conversation. Is this how it’s gonna be now — I say something to one of you and it’s automatically shared with the other?

Diane: No, no, absolutely not. But, kyle, that’s why I wanted to talk to you. I-I don’t want to hear how you’re feeling from summer or from jack. I want to hear it from you. And [Sighs] I want you to be honest with me. Suffering from sinus congestion, especially at night?

Kyle: I am still processing the idea that you and dad are back together. Like I said before, when you broke the news. I’m conflicted.

Diane: And I want you to tell me why.

Kyle: I’m worried things may not work out, which happen way more often than “happily ever after.”

Diane: Kyle, I have no intention of messing things up with jack. I love your father’s big heart, and I am not going to break it again.

Kyle: I want to believe that. But people make promises and things happen. Things have happened. I know you’ve hurt him in the past, moving us around, cutting us off from him.

Diane: Alright, well, things were complicated back then.

Kyle: Yeah, but dad’s heart is not complicated. And if it is broken, so is the entire abbott family, because we rely on him, we lean on him.

Diane: I know, and I accept that responsibility.

[ Sighs ] But I-I can’t let the fear of what might happen keep me from being happy now. And it’s not just one-sided. I mean, I’m taking a leap of faith with this romance, too. We both are. Because, I don’t know, it just feels right in so many ways that it hasn’t before. But you’re right, you’re right. There are no guarantees. But jack and i both have a lot at stake. And we’ve gone into this consciously and cautiously.

[ Sighs ] But I get the sense that there’s more going on for you when it comes to this. You’re not just protecting jack’s heart, are you?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Nick: [ Sighs ] Alright, now that we, uh, have some privacy, do you want to tell me what your doctor said?

Sally: Um, yeah, I’m — I, um– I just went in for some routine prenatal testing, and — and everything’s fine, but, um, they want me to come back in because my blood pressure is high.

Nick: Has that been an issue for you in the past?

Sally: No, not at all. And I mean, dr. Chandler assured me there was nothing to worry about at this point. I’m in good physical shape. They said they’d just keep an eye on it and treat it if need be.

Nick: Okay, well, it sounds like your doctor’s just being cautious.

Sally: Yeah. Yeah, but it still threw me. It just got me thinking about this massive responsibility coming my way and all the ways that my life is gonna change, in the ways that I’m gonna have to adjust — ways that I-I can’t predict and ways I-I never even planned for. And just got me thinking, how — how am I gonna navigate all of it?

Tucker: Yeah, phyllis told me about her trip to portugal. You seem surprised. Did you not know?

Daniel: [ Chuckles ]

Tucker: Oh, man, I’m sorry I-I overstepped. Pretend I didn’t say anything.

Daniel: No. No, no, I-I appreciate the information. Not a big fan of surprises, especially ones concocted by my mother.

Tucker: Mm. Yeah, I’m — again, I’m sorry if I caused you any trouble. Listen, I got to get going, but I’m really looking forward to continuing this conversation. So, alright, man? Give me a call anytime you want. Okay?

Daniel: Thank you.

Tucker: Alright. See you.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Daniel: [ Clears throat ] I don’t know what you think you’re doing, but you better stop. You better not have gotten on that plane.

Devon: [ Sighing ] Oh, yeah. Oh.

Abby: Hey, you.

Devon: Hey.

Abby: I just got here. Dominic had a busy day at the play gym, so I put him down for a nap.

Devon: Oh, nice.

Abby: Is everything okay? What’s on your mind?

Devon: Um, I just ran into victoria at the coffeehouse, and now I can’t shake the feeling that she’s up to something with tucker.

Abby: Why would victoria be involved with tucker in any way?

Devon: I have zero idea. But she seemed oddly curious about my relationship status with him, and I don’t know if it had anything to do with chancellor-winters or not, but…

Abby: Weird. Um… [ Chuckles ]

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Abby: Oh, I actually had an interesting run-in with your sister, and she said some things that surprised me.

Devon: How so?

Abby: I thought that lily was fighting you over hamilton-winters because she wanted to hang on to the winters half of chancellor-winters.

Devon: If she’s not, why is she fighting me at all and refusing to sell me my company back?

Abby: She painted a very different picture today. I’m managing my high blood pressure,

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Devon: What exactly did lily say to you?

Abby: [ Sighs ] That she’s a sister who wants nothing more than to work alongside her brother.

Devon: Right. Well, yeah, I know that. That was the whole original motive for merging the companies together. But I don’t think she wants it anymore, since she’s siding with jill and wanted to hold on to my company.

Abby: Or maybe that’s her way of getting you to stay on.

Devon: How does she figure that’s gonna work? Getting me to stay on board? What, she wants to unify our family by not listening to my concerns and refusing to sell me back hamilton-winters?

Abby: Look, I know that it sounds crazy, but I saw lily’s pain. I could hear it in her voice. And, yes, maybe for jill, it’s about the bottom line. But for lily, I think she just wants to hang on to her dream. The dream of you two working together. She doesn’t want to hang on to hamilton-winters. She wants to hang on to you.

[ Paper tearing ]

Esther: Knock, knock.

[ Chuckles ]

Lily: Hey.

Esther: [ Chuckling ] Hi. I thought you could use a pick-me-up, and I made it just the way you like it.

Lily: Oh, my gosh. Thank you. I really appreciate that.

Esther: So, I haven’t seen, uh, devon here today. I-is he working from home, taking care of that adorable dom?

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Uh, well, I’m not really sure where he is.

Esther: I-is everything okay with him?

Lily: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. He’s, um — he’s fine.

Esther: Okay, well, if you need anything, anything at all, I’m here.

Lily: Thank you. Not really sure there’s much more you can do right now.

Esther: Okay.

Lily: Anyway, thank you for the tea.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Footsteps departing ]

[ Door closes ]

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Nick: Listen…

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Nick: …Don’t worry about it, alright? It’s not gonna do your blood pressure any good.

Sally: I know. I know. I just can’t help it.

[ Sighs ]

Nick: I know you were hoping you wouldn’t have to deal with the reality of becoming a parent for a little while longer. But it sounds like your pregnancy has other plans in mind. I know it can be overwhelming.

Sally: Oh, you don’t know. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I just — I-I-I am overwhelmed.

Nick: I know. I know. You’re not alone in this. Okay? I’m right here with you.

Sally: I just don’t want this to put any pressure on us. I mean, we’re supposed to be taking things slow. We’re just figuring this out. You know what this is, who we are.

Nick: Stop. We don’t have to think about things like that. We only have to look as far ahead as your next doctor’s appointment, okay?

Sally: Okay.

[ Sniffles ]

Nick: Okay.

Sally: Thank you.

Kyle: I feel like I’m taking a big risk opening up my heart to you again. I thought you were gone forever. And then you just showed up, and I had to wrap my head around the fact that you purposefully abandoned me. You let me believe you were dead. And when I found out you were alive, all those memories came rushing back. You can’t imagine what that was like.

Diane: Uh, you’re right. I — I can’T.

Kyle: And I had to reconcile the existence of a woman who could do that to her son with the nurturing mother I remember from my childhood. And you swore you worked for years to turn your life around, and you came back to ask my forgiveness, to be in my life and harrison’S. And I desperately wanted to believe you were genuine, that the hole you had left could be filled, and you have filled it to a large degree. But it is still hard to quiet the lingering doubts in the recesses of my mind.

Diane: Tsk. I… I don’t know if I will ever be able to heal the wound that I create. But, kyle, you have to believe me that you and harrison are the reason I came back, the reason I’ve stayed.

Kyle: Yeah, but we continue to be surprised by secrets from your past. The danger jeremy stark brought to our family. The risky plot you enlisted my dad in.

Diane: That wasn’t my intent.

Kyle: I know it was mostly dad’s idea, but he became a jewel thief for you. He stole from summer’s grandmother for you. So, excuse me if I have some reservations about where this relationship with my father could lead.

Diane: [ Sighs ] We pulled people off the street

Esther: Oh! Oh, you’re here! Oh. Oh, gosh. Uh-oh, I-it’s too much. Sorry. I-I-I just got caught up.

Devon: It’s okay. You alright?

Esther: I-I-I promise, I’m being discreet and not engaging in office gossip. But I want you to know that I absolutely adore you. You’re mrs. C’s grandson, and dom is katherine’s sweet great-grandchild. And I absolutely love working here for her family and for yours. And I-I-I’m just praying that you and your sister can work things out.

Devon: Oh, thank you very much for saying that. It means a lot to me. But I promise you, we’re gonna be just fine. We are. Sometimes things have to change, and you know, it’s the way things are. But I’m glad that you’re still the same esther that I’ve always known and loved.

Esther: Oh, back at you, sweetheart. Oh. Mwah.

Devon: Appreciate you.

Esther: I so love you.

Devon: We’ll be just fine. I’ll see you.

Esther: Okay, okay.

[ Door closes ]

[ Doorbell rings ]

Tucker: Oh, abby. Hi. I didn’t expect to see you. Did I knock on the wrong door?

Abby: Devon’s not here. I’m watching dominic. You know, devon and I are co-parents, so it shouldn’t be that surprising to see me here.

Tucker: No, just cut me a little off guard. May I come in? I got a little gift for dominic.

Abby: Dominic’s sleeping. And don’t think that this gift is gonna win any favor with devon or score any points with me.

Tucker: Your unapologetic disdain for me is very refreshing.

Abby: Well, there’s no need to fake civility, now that we know the real reason you’re in town.

Tucker: Oh, yeah. I understand why you might feel that way, given what you’ve heard, but I don’t believe you know the whole story. Will you give me a minute so I can tell you the rest of it?

Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Footsteps approaching ]

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Can I talk to you for a minute?

Jack: Absolutely. Come on in.

Adam: Hmm.

Jack: How’s it going?

Adam: Pretty smoothly. Or so I thought [Clears throat] Up until today.

Jack: Oh?

Adam: I just, uh, wanted to let you know that things might get a little more tumultuous around here.

Jack: Why is that?

Adam: Well, I don’t know all the details, but I found out that victor is working on a scheme to pull the rug out from under me here at jabot.

Jack: I can’t say I’m surprised. It’s kind of a classic victor move. Is he punishing you for leaving newman?

Adam: Well, according to nick, he wants to force me to come back to the company and the family. Guessing he thinks, if I failed here, it’d be a motivator to bring me back home.

Jack: Never ceases to amaze me how that man’s mind works.

Adam: ‘Cause it’s so twisted.

Jack: You said that, not me.

Adam: Well, at least, now that I know there is a plan in the works, I can avoid the trap.

Jack: We can handle victor and whatever plans he has.

Adam: Mm-hmm. There is one other thing that I need to tell you that I don’t think you’re going to be happy about. I suspect that kyle is involved.

Diane: Now that jeremy stark is out of our lives, there’s no more danger. And there are no more secrets from my past.

Kyle: Relieved to hear that.

Diane: And I’m not going to hurt jack or break his heart.

Kyle: There’s a part of me that sincerely hopes this works out. And my dad has assured me that he is walking into this with his eyes wide-open. But relationships implode all the time for all kinds of reasons. What happens if that’s the case? What will you do?

Diane: You’re still afraid that I’m going to leave again. Kyle, listen to me.

[ Sighs ] I can’t guarantee what the future holds for me and jack. But I can promise you that whatever happens, I will never abandon you again. Why do dermatologists worldwide recommend

Abby: Don’t expect me to offer you a drink.

Tucker: I’m — I’m crystal clear on the boundaries. I appreciate you letting me, uh, tell my side of things.

Abby: [ Scoffs ] I cannot wait to hear how you twist reality to fit your agenda.

Tucker: I profoundly regret how I bungled my attempt to reconnect with devon. I came back to genoa city expressly to bond with him, both professionally and personally. But I handled it wrong and made a major miscalculation.

Abby: It’s interesting how you left my mother out of your mea culpa.

Tucker: No, I wronged her, too. But while she’s on a different continent, there’s not much I can do about that. But I don’t plan on throwing in the towel when it comes to devon. I-I genuinely want to find a way to make things right with him. Uh, I’m just not gonna give up on my own son or my grandson.

Abby: Well, you should, immediately.

Tucker: Excuse me?

Abby: Devon is going through a lot right now. And the last thing he needs is more trouble from you. All you do is bring pain and turmoil into people’s lives. You’re bad news. You always have been.

Tucker: You’re protective of devon, and I admire that.

Abby: You should go… now.

[ Sighs ]

Tucker: I’ll be back another time…

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Tucker: …Because this is not the end of this.

Abby: It is, if I have anything to say about it. Here’s a little advice. Don’t cross me. Don’t cross us.

[ Door slams ]

[ Sighs ]

Lily: This is a surprise. What, uh — what’s going on?

Devon: Abby told me about the conversation you guys had.

Lily: Okay, what did — what did she say?

Devon: She said that you told her that the real reason that you want to keep ahold of hamilton-winters isn’t just to strengthen the ipo, but rather to keep me on board so we can keep working together as a family.

Lily: Yes. Yes, that’s true. So I hope the fact that you’re here means that you believe it.

Devon: No, I’m here because it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. And I don’t know why you would use abby to influence me one way or the other.

Lily: Uh, [Chuckles] Okay. Uh, no, I did not seek her out. We ran into each other. And, yeah, I was talking to her because I thought maybe she could get you to hear what I haven’t been able to do, which is that I’m sad and I’m scared because I’m afraid of how ugly this lawsuit could get. And I don’t want us to have what we created fall apart.

Devon: Yeah, but realize it’s only fallen apart because of what you or jill are doing to me. You’re siding with her to move forward with this ipo, despite how I feel, and now you’re not giving me my company back.

Lily: Devon, that’s not true. I-I want you to stay here. I want us to keep working together.

Devon: Right, as long as i go along with you and jill. A partnership doesn’t work like that. And you claim to care about neil’s legacy, but you won’t let me protect hamilton-winters properly. So you’re just proving to me that you care more about profits and jill’s agenda than you do your family or me.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Devon: And the fact that you don’t see it that way, it hurts.

Kyle: [ Sighing ] Man. I want to believe you. I do. Just like all the other times, I’ve given you the benefit of the doubt. Of course, I want you and dad to be happy. Why wouldn’t I? But you’ve asked me to be honest about how I feel. That’s what I’m doing. And in my heart, I’m scared another shoe is gonna drop.

Diane: Kyle, I promise, there are no more secrets. There are no more surprises from my past.

Jack: I know kyle had real reservations about my hiring you to replace him, but I can’t imagine he would purposely try to sabotage you. Least of all, with victor.

Adam: Okay, trust me, jack, I didn’t want to believe it either, but I saw victor and kyle together. And frankly, their cover story wasn’t very convincing. And I know my father has a good poker face, but I read him pretty well, and I know how he operates.

Jack: As do I.

Adam: Look, I’m not trying to cause any trouble for you or for the company. I just — I’m trying to avoid that. Just thought you’d like to know that I think your son is conspiring with my father to take me down.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Tucker: Oh, no. Have the tables finally turned? Has Diane driven you out of town?

Phyllis: You’re an ass.

Tucker: Where are you going?

Phyllis: I’m trying to catch a flight.

Tucker: Oh, yeah?

Phyllis: Mm.

Tucker: Business or personal trip?

Phyllis: Uh, a little bit of both. And unlike you, I will be successful at both


Tucker: Portugal? Isn’t that where Daniel’s partner and daughter are living now? That’s interesting.

Phyllis: Well, that’s interesting to me, of course. It shouldn’t be interesting to you.

Tucker: Is Daniel going with you?

Phyllis: What I do and what my son does — it’s none of your business. By the way, I told my son to keep away from you.

Tucker: So, he’s sticking around in town?

Phyllis: [Sighs] It’s not your concern.

Tucker: Yeah. He’s sticking around, isn’t he? Gonna work on his gaming platform. Yeah, he’s got a bold vision. When I talked to him, I was really impressed with how creative he is, and yet he’s also savvy, focused. It’s a nice combination.

Phyllis: Leave my son alone.

Tucker: Come on. He’s got the hottest project in town. It would be, uh — [Chuckles] It would be business malpractice if I didn’t try to get a piece of it.

Phyllis: Um, you seem desperate, Tucker.

Tucker: Is that so?

Phyllis: Yeah, because you’re a billionaire. You own a huge conglomerate. You’re here in this sleepy town trying to poach a gaming platform. I mean, what is that? You’re trying to take it out from under chancellor-winters. That’s your son’s company. What are you doing? You know, I’ll tell you. It seems like you haven’t had a win in a while.

Tucker: Mm.

Phyllis: And you’re just kind of jonesing for one. Just saying.

Tucker: Yeah. Well, Phyllis, you have a nice trip. [Chuckles]

Phyllis: Damn it.

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Michael: Oh. Well, I’m sorry to hear that.

Lauren: Yeah, Daniel must be so frustrated.

Phyllis: Yeah. So, I decided to be proactive and, um, shop the project around to see if I can get financial backing from another company, and, um, you know, just in case things at chancellor-winters imploded.

Lauren: Wait. What? Without consulting Daniel?

Michael: Why would you meddle with that?

Phyllis: Well, I wasn’t meddling. It was just an exploratory conversation.

Lauren: And you don’t think that’s overstepping just a wee bit?

Phyllis: Well, no, because Daniel gave me the authority. I’m his right-hand man.

Michael: On the technical and staffing side so he could keep his eye on the big picture…

Phyllis: Okay.

Michael: …Like deciding which company to choose to ally himself with.

Phyllis: Well, I just wanted to be proactive. I knew how important this project is to my son, but it has him doubting me again, so, i mean, I don’t know what to do. I can’t win. I mean, do I try too hard? I don’t get it.

Michael: Ohh, Phyllis, i think there’s a common denominator with these problems with the children. Diane. Your intractable hostility towards her. It cost you your job at Marchetti, and from what you’ve already told us, it’s creating friction between you and Daniel.

Phyllis: Um, okay, Diane has nothing to do with this issue right now with me and Daniel. And I don’t want to get lectured about Diane. Please.

Lauren: Too bad


Audra: I assure you I work for you and you alone because you have the drive and instincts of a winner. I want to share in the success Newman Media is gonna become under your leadership, which is why I responded to tucker’s request to go meet with him. I was curious to see what his next move will be so I can keep you informed.

Nate: And?

Audra: Well, Tucker’s original goal — okay? — His big master plan, was to gain control of Jabot and put Ashley at the helm and then do the same thing with Chancellor-Winters, putting Devon in charge, so he can work side by side with the two people he claims to love the most in the world.

Nate: Ambitious.

Audra: Yeah, a little too ambitious. His plan went down in flames. But I know Tucker’s mind, okay? He’s the kind of man who needs a target, and now he’s doubly motivated after this big failure.

Nate: I assume Tucker wants to use you to feed him information about Newman, the way he did Chancellor-Winters, to find some vulnerability?
Audra: I thought that at first, too, but, I mean, he seemed more curious about our interest in Daniel Romalotti’s Omega Sphere Project — because, of course, he’s interested, too.

Nate: Mm. Well, props to Daniel for creating what’s suddenly the hottest new business venture in town.

Audra: Yeah.

Nate: The good news is… I’ve got a secret weapon.

Audra: Which is?

Nate: You

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Sally tells Nick that her doctor called to tell her the baby is fine but the doctor is concerned because her blood pressure is a little high and the doctor wants her to make an appointment so they can see if they need to give her medicine to fix the problem.

Tucker lets it slip to Daniel that Phyllis went to Portugal to talk to Heather and Lucy, and Daniel calls Phyllis to tell her not talk to Heather and Lucy.

Abby persuades Devon to talk to Lily again but Devon and Lily’s talk doesn’t go well because Devon thinks Lily is putting Jill’s agenda ahead of her family.

Diane has a talk with Kyle and assures him that if her relationship with Jack doesn’t work out she won’t abandon him again like she did when she faked her death.

Adam tells Jack that Nick told him Victor is trying to sabotage his job at Jabot so that he will go back to Newman Enterprises and the family. Adam also tells Jack he thinks Kyle is working with Victor to sabotage him.

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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, January 31, 2022

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[ Footsteps approaching ]

Jack: Hi.

Kyle: Do you have time to talk?

Jack: It’s about Marchetti?

Kyle: No. Personal stuff. Um…I want to know what’s going on with you and mom.

Jack: Yeah. Okay. Um, what is it you’re curious about?

Kyle: How serious the two of you are. I know things are going well right now.

Jack: Yes, they are.

Kyle: Do you really think that will last? Because I know you’ve been able to get past the lies and mistakes so far, but I think your relationship may be what finally blows up this family.

Diane: Summer. Do you have a minute?

Summer: Um, I just came home to check on Harrison really quick, and then I was running back to the office. Is — is it something Marchetti-related or…?

Devon: Oh, no, no, no. I would save that for the office. This is more personal.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Okay. What’s up?

Diane: Well, I get the sense that you’re less than thrilled that Jack and I are romantically involved again.

Summer: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. I don’t want to see Jack get hurt. And I really don’t want to see Kyle caught in the middle of the fallout when things go wrong, which I’m pretty certain that they will go wrong.

Chloe: You know, I just can’t believe we flew all the way to L.A. — I left Kevin with the kids — just to be rejected so harshly.

Sally: Yeah, I mean, what a colossal waste of time.

Chloe: Well, I’m not so worried about the time. It’s more about the mess I had to deal with when I got home.

Sally: I thought Kevin was pretty tidy around the house.

Chloe: [ Sighs ] Yeah, he is. But men are just very simple creatures. They can focus on the house and they can focus on the kids, but they cannot do both. You will learn this soon enough.

Sally: Okay. Well, that seems like a massive generalization. Maybe Nick will be different. I have to text him that I’m back.

Chloe: The point is, we could have been rejected just as easily here in genoa city.

Sally: I know. And as I said before, I-I’m really sorry. I knew that this venture would be a difficult climb, but i don’t understand why Jill would just slam the door in our face without actually hearing our pitch.

Chloe: You have no idea?

Sally: I think she said that she had a change of mind? I got the sense that maybe she learned something unpleasant about my history. But that also doesn’t make sense because the first time i met Jill, she seemed to admire the fact that I left my past behind and changed my life.

Chloe: So, she admired you, and then she wouldn’t let us in the door to meet with her. What the hell happened?

Victor: Business meetings get canceled all the time, son.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Why won’t you just give me a straight answer? Did you convince Jill to call off that meeting with sally and Chloe?

Victor: I talked to Jill, yeah.

Nick: About sally?

Victor: I gave her an honest assessment of sally’s qualifications.

Nick: [ Exhales heavily ] I knew it. You killed that meeting. It’s a meeting that meant nothing to you but everything to them. It’s not enough that sally was fired from Newman Media by Victoria for no good reason. Now you’re sabotaging opportunities for her?

Victor: Jill Abbott is a very clever businesswoman. She’s not gonna get involved with someone that’s not worth the effort. Whatever happened to sally spectra is her own doing.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

Tucker: Oh, no. Have the tables finally turned? Has Diane driven you out of town?

Phyllis: You’re an ass.

Tucker: Where are you going?

Phyllis: I’m trying to catch a flight.

Tucker: Oh, yeah?

Phyllis: Mm.

Tucker: Business or personal trip?

Phyllis: Uh, a little bit of both. And unlike you, I will be successful at both. [ Chuckles ]

Lily: Yep, that’s right, Jill. Look, it’s not gonna be easy, but we’ll come up with a plan. Okay. I’ll talk to you soon. Bye.

Daniel: Sounded important.

Lily: Uh, yeah. If I’m talking to Jill, then it probably is. She doesn’t really chitchat.

Daniel: Hmm. So, no resolution yet on Devon taking Hamilton-winters back from chancellor?

Lily: No. We made him an offer. He declined and won’t budge. And neither will Jill.

Daniel: Which means you’re caught in the middle.

Lily: Yeah, exactly. And I have to figure out a way to make chancellor functioning and profitable in the meantime.

Daniel: That’s unfortunate. It must be incredibly difficult.

Lily: I feel like what you really want to ask me is, is there a future for your project?

Nick: Why are you trying to destroy sally?

Victor: Son, to be frank with you, I don’t give a damn about sally spectra, okay? So stop this nonsense. I know the kind of woman she is. She has ruined your brother. She’s gonna ruin you.

Nick: She did no such thing.

Victor: What the hell is he doing now? He’s sitting at jabot doing nothing, selling lipstick and perfume, only because he was infatuated with her! She has dragged him down!

Nick: No, it’s the other way around.

Victor: No!

Nick: He dragged her down. Sally’s the one with the work ethic and the ambition who makes the most of every opportunity.

Victor: Yeah, with the ambition. You’re right.

Nick: Adam has been handed everything over and over again, dad, and he blows them all up, whether it’s career or romance. He fails at everything because of his attitude. And for you to assume I’m gonna end up like Adam for any reason at all is beyond insulting.

Sally: I just can’t believe my past would be an obstacle to starting this company. I’m really sorry. You should not be punished for the things that I’ve done.

Chloe: It’s okay. My own sordid past has reared its ugly head once in a while. And Jill is not the only game in town. We just need to find funding somewhere. What about Nick’s offer to loan us the money?

Sally: No. No, absolutely not. My situation with him is already uncomfortable enough now that he knows that I’m pregnant, okay? So let’s not add the money issue to the situation. I’m already worried that he’s gonna feel obligated to make things more serious than he might have wanted.

Chloe: But I thought he cleared all that up.

Sally: Nick has been sweet and supportive, but it’s not like we, you know, spoke about anything long term. You know, there’s a lot of time between now and the miracle of childbirth. You know, anything could happen. I mean, Nick could decide to up and bail on us altogether.

Chloe: Nick would never do that. He is such a good guy.

Sally: Yeah. He’s the best. I’m just not feeling very secure right now. What Nick and I have is really great. He’s sexy and he’s sweet and he’s honest. But like I said, things could change.

Chloe: [ Sighs ] The Adam possibility.

Adam: What is the Adam possibility?

Phyllis: And can you please, please tell them to just leave all my mail and the package that I’m expecting back here until i get back from Portugal, please?

Tucker: Portugal? Isn’t that where Daniel’s partner and daughter are living now? That’s interesting.

Phyllis: Well, that’s interesting to me, of course. It shouldn’t be interesting to you.

Tucker: Is Daniel going with you?

Phyllis: What I do and what my son does — it’s none of your business. By the way, I told my son to keep away from you.

Tucker: So, he’s sticking around in town?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] It’s not your concern.

Tucker: Yeah. He’s sticking around, isn’t he? Gonna work on his gaming platform. Yeah, he’s got a bold vision. When I talked to him, I was really impressed with how creative he is, and yet he’s also savvy, focused. It’s a nice combination.

Phyllis: Leave my son alone.

Tucker: Come on. He’s got the hottest project in town. It would be, uh — [ Chuckles ] It would be business malpractice if I didn’t try to get a piece of it.

Phyllis: Um, you seem desperate, Tucker.

Tucker: Is that so?

Phyllis: Yeah, because you’re a billionaire. You own a huge conglomerate. You’re here in this sleepy town trying to poach a gaming platform. I mean, what is that? You’re trying to take it out from under chancellor-winters. That’s your son’s company. What are you doing? You know, I’ll tell you. It seems like you haven’t had a win in a while.

Tucker: Mm.

Phyllis: And you’re just kind of jonesing for one. Just saying.

Tucker: Yeah. Well, Phyllis, you have a nice trip. [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Damn it.

Daniel: You’re right. I am concerned about the future of omega sphere. I came to you with a business venture, and you signed on. But I know that that was in part because of our friendship. And, yes, this project means the world to me and I want nothing more than to move forward with it, but I’m also worried about what all this turmoil at your company is doing to you. Are you okay?

Lily: Yeah. I’m fine. I just — I have a lot going on right now.

Daniel: Well, if anyone can handle that, it’s you.

Lily: [ Sighs ] Thank you. I just — I — I feel very overwhelmed, you know, ’cause I want to do right by you. I want to do right by Jill, by the company. But it’s like Devon has thrown everything into chaos. I mean, he’s ready to enter a lawsuit with chancellor. And so we have to shelve the IPO again, you know? And I don’t have Billy. I don’t have Nate or Audra. So I just feel like I’m entering this hurricane by myself.

Daniel: Well, you’re not totally alone.

Lily: [ Sighs ] Yeah, I don’t think you can really help me with this one.

Daniel: I meant Jill. And you must have some good, smart people at the company that you can rely on.

Lily: Yeah, no, of — of course I do. I just have to be realistic about what could happen because I think being in denial could be a recipe for disaster.

Jack: Look, I appreciate your concerns. I want to alleviate them. What is it that has you worried about my relationship with your mother?

Kyle: All of it.

Jack: Can you be more specific?

Kyle: Your past. Look, you’ve tried this before. It has always blown up. I mean, she faked her own death, which I have forgiven her for, but it’s —

Jack: You’re worried that she’s going to revert to old patterns.

Kyle: Yes.

[ Sighs ] I love her. I love seeing her with Harrison. But she is who she is. She doesn’t play by the rules. Look at this situation with stark.

Jack: Wait — in fairness, most of that plan was my idea. No, you can’t judge her for that. Look, I don’t think that what she did to get out from under stark’s thumb is indicative of any moral failing.

Kyle: There were already shady things happening.

Jack: Yes, because there were difficult circumstances. Kyle, I would do the same thing again in a heartbeat. It worked. Look, I will take full responsibility. The last thing I want is for my decisions to come between you and your mother.

Kyle: You really care about her, don’t you?

Jack: I really do.

Kyle: After all this time, how do you know the two of you will be a good fit now?

Jack: We are older. We are wiser. We have both mellowed. We are each more accepting of the other’s faults.

Kyle: You sure the two of you aren’t in denial?

Jack: Our eyes are wide open.

Kyle: What if she hurts you? What if you hurt her? What if she runs away and leaves us again? There will be no coming back from that, not for me.

Diane: You’re bound to have doubts. And who knows? Maybe Jack and I won’t last. But I can tell you that I have deep affection for him.

Summer: That I believe.

Diane: Yeah, he’s thoughtful and considerate. He — he makes me happy. And I feel stronger when I’m with Jack, if that makes any sense.

Summer: Sure. I get the same feeling from Kyle.

Diane: Well, I’m going to do whatever I can to make things work. And, really, the only thing i see getting in our way is your mother.

Summer: I really don’t think you should worry about her.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Really? Phyllis has such deep resentment and anger towards me. She’s determined to cause me not just trouble, but pain. And, frankly, it’s a little disturbing. And, you know, where does that leave Jack?

Summer: What do you mean?

Diane: Well, she claims that she cares about him, but she clearly doesn’t respect his choices.

Summer: [ Laughs ] She might not agree with his choices, but I — I don’t think it’s about respect. And honestly, Diane, if you think that my mom is the only thing that could disrupt your happiness, you’re either naive or you’re just as steeped in those old hatreds as you claim she is.

Diane: I’m not naive.

Summer: So, you realize that you could really hurt Jack and Kyle and Harrison with all of this. And they care about you. They trust you. And you’re looking for a scapegoat for when things go wrong.

Diane: Not at all.

Summer: So then why would you just randomly bring up my mom?

Diane: There’s nothing random about it. But you know what? Fair enough. I have survived Phyllis so far, and I will continue to do so. I just hope she puts her energy elsewhere because I have had more than enough of her attention, and, sadly, nothing good ever comes from it.

Nick: So, you think sally is the reason Adam is making so many bad decisions lately.

Victor: Yeah. What do you think he’s doing? He’s doing that ridiculous job at jabot. He’s sleepwalking through his job. He’s failing because of her — sally spectra. The same thing will happen to you.

Nick: How do you know how he’s doing at jabot? You spying on him, dad?

Victor: What the hell do you think?

Nick: What are you planning? You know what? I already know. You hope he fails so he has to come crawling back to Newman yet again.

Victor: I want him here. I want him with his family and with my company.

Nick: You are obsessed with bringing him back to the family. When are you going to get it? It never, ever works. This is getting pathetic.

Victor: This is my company, son. I don’t give a damn who’s CEO or coo. This is my company.

Nick: But now your obsession is spilling over to sally, and i won’t stand for it. She doesn’t deserve this kind of treatment. I’m mad at you, and I’m disappointed in Jill. She doesn’t deserve this kind of interference, especially not right now.

Victor: What do you mean, “especially not right now”?

Nick: She just needs a break, alright? She’s had a rough go of it ever since she was fired from Newman. Now, if I can’t convince you to leave her be for her sake or for mine, then maybe you need to do it for the company.

Victor: What do you mean by that?

Nick: Things are going well here, right?

Victor: Right.

Nick: I love working with mom and Vick. But if you continue down this path and continue to harass sally, given everything, do not force me to choose between her and this company.

Victor: What do you mean by “given everything”? What are you not telling me?

[ Door opens ]

Victoria: Let me guess. This is about Nick and sally.

Chloe: Eavesdrop much?

Adam: I just walked in and i heard my name. So maybe try talking a few decibels softer. So, what’s the Adam possibility?

Sally: Chloe was just talking about the possibility of you luring me up onto another rooftop to win me back. Only in this version, you don’t screw it up by insulting me.

Chloe: And of course you not screwing up is the worst possibility I could ever imagine.

Adam: Well, I’m just glad to be in your thoughts, Chloe. Although I do find it odd that you’re speculating on sally and I reuniting. I mean, what would make you think that’s possible? You made it clear that we’re done. Has something changed for you?

Jack: I should have known this would lead to some complicated emotions for you, that you would see any change in your parents’ relationship as leading to a chaos and eventual loss.

Kyle: I’m not that pessimistic. But I wanted to let you know it’s on my mind.

Jack: Of course it is. You can forgive your mother for leaving you, but you can never forget.

Kyle: I just think this could end badly — for all of us.

Kyle: I had the same feelings when I let Dina back into my life. I now regret the time I could have spent with her when I was trying to anticipate the very worst. I hope you can avoid that particular pitfall.

Kyle: Maybe I will. I’m just not there yet.

Jack: Look, the most important thing for you to know now is that Diane and I are happy. It’s very early, Kyle. Do we want this to lead to more? Do we want it to grow? Yes, but in a happy, healthy way. So, there is nothing dangerous about my relationship with her.

Kyle: But that’s the hard part for me. Of course I want the two of you to be happy. Part of me is thrilled you’re back together, but —

Jack: Kyle, Kyle, don’t worry. Whatever happens, your family will be okay. It is said that I am a hopeless romantic. Okay. I won’t deny that. I am also very pragmatic. I knew when it was time to end my relationship with Phyllis. Look, I think what I have with your mother is very special, but if this does not work out, we will both be fine. We will both be here for you and your family. That will never change.

Summer: I wouldn’t be too concerned about my mom. I find that she only really goes on the attack when someone she loves is threatened. It’s, um — it’s the mama bear phenomenon.

Diane: [ Laughs ] So, is that a warning for me to behave myself or risk the wrath of Phyllis?

Summer: No, not at all. Because, actually, I’ve realized recently that I share a lot of those same mama bear qualities. And Kyle and Harrison are my world. Their happiness means everything to me. So if someone hurts them…

Diane: So, that’s the warning.

Summer: I’m glad we had a chance to talk.

Adam: Come on, sally. Tell me what initiated the conversation about us reuniting.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Chloe: Ooh! Is that Nick?

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. He was just dealing with his dad. He wants to meet.

Chloe: Aww. He’s so sweet.

Adam: Mm.

Sally: Nothing has changed. You know, we both agreed that there is no future for us.

Adam: I seem to recall that conversation. But I also remember the context, where it took place.

Sally: No matter where or when that conversation took place, the point is, is that we both agreed that we don’t belong together.

Adam: And yet you and Chloe are here, talking about us.

Chloe: Well, you know me. I love coming up with doomsday scenarios.

Adam: You two enjoy your lunch, okay?

Sally: How am I gonna deal with nine months of this? I mean, what is he gonna think when I start showing?

[ Door opens ]

Phyllis: Hey!

Summer: Oh, hi.

Phyllis: Ohh, it’s freezing.

Summer: What are you doing here?

Phyllis: Okay, I wanted to tell you I’m going out of town. Um, I just wanted to let you know.

Summer: Okay. Where — where are you going?

Phyllis: Portugal. Yes. I’m going to meet with Heather. [ Sighs ] I’m gonna convince her to take your brother back.

Summer: Mom, that is a monumentally bad idea. That is between Heather and Daniel. You can’t just jet off to Europe and try to fix it.

Phyllis: Well, I can. And that’s what I’m doing.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: My relationship with Heather is very, very good. She respects me.

Summer: Heather? Really? And Daniel is okay with this?

Phyllis: He doesn’t know. I need you to keep it quiet. Listen, I need to do this. I need to fix this for your brother. I’ve got to make this right.

Daniel: There is no one tougher than you. I mean, think of everything that you’ve been through. This is just a bump in the road compared to — I don’t know — fighting cancer.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Well, thank you for the moral support, but I could use some business nuts and bolts right now.

Daniel: I could also contribute support to chancellor’s bottom line once my platform launches to success and acclaim.

Lily: [ Laughs ] That’s true. That’ll be a big revenue stream for us. Can it be ready this afternoon?

Daniel: [ Laughs ] Look, I get it. You need something that’s gonna bring in a lot of money right now. And that would help with your upcoming fight with Devon.

Lily: Yeah.

Daniel: You do currently have divisions that are very profitable. Maybe you should be focusing on those and not this video game platform that’s barely in development. And if you think that it is too much to swing right now for the company, that’s okay.

Lily: Wait. I’m sorry. Are you — are you backing out of our deal?

Daniel: No. I’m letting you off the hook. If you feel like my project is just another burden to you, then get rid of it. Lighten the load.

Chloe: You still have some time to come up with a plan. But you can hide it for a while. You just need to wear some, you know, baggy clothes.

Sally: I don’t like baggy. What about flowing?

Chloe: Sure. Call it whatever you want. But you’re not going to be wearing leather pants. I can tell you that much.

Sally: Okay. Well, the longer I can keep Adam from suspecting, the better.

Chloe: Okay, well, the problem is, is that he is so keenly aware of every little detail. And he is the most suspicious person I’ve ever met.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Nick: Hey. So glad you’re back.

Sally: So glad to be home.

[ Both smooch ]

Sally: I’ve never been healthier.

Victoria: What happened with sally?

Victor: Nothing that wasn’t warranted, you know? Both of your brothers are obviously very attracted to that woman. And as far as I’m concerned, she should get the hell out of town. And the reason she won’t is because she needs to latch onto one of them. You know why? She needs the money.

Victoria: Ah, I see. So you are hoping that she will leave by eliminating her opportunities. And Nicholas caught onto that and he’s dug in his heels. I get it now.

Victor: And then he said that he would choose her over our family, over our company. That’s absolutely preposterous. Why would he do that? I mean, she was a fling. Or is a fling. Nothing more than that. Why would he say something like that? There’s something going on that you and I don’t know about.

Victoria: I’m not her biggest fan, either. But I think we should just forget about sally. We should let Nicholas live his life. He survived Phyllis. He can survive this relationship, too.

Victor: Eh, I’m not so sure.

Victoria: Daddy, please. Everything is running so smoothly at Newman. Please don’t risk driving Nicholas away again.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ]

Chloe: Well, I’m gonna leave the two of you to catch up.

Nick: See you, Chloe.

Chloe: Bye.

Sally: Well, I was hoping our return to L.A. Would be cause for celebration.

Nick: Oh, we’re gonna celebrate. Seriously. I will order some sparkling cider and we can go crazy ’cause very soon there is going to be some good news for you.

Sally: I hope so.

Nick: I’m really sorry your meeting with Jill fell through.

Sally: Yeah, I don’t know what happened. It was so abrupt, and it felt personal. I don’t know. I just assumed maybe someone from los Angeles told her some awful story about me.

[ Sighs ] It just sucks because I’ve changed so much since I’ve been here. You know, and I’m sure Jill loves a good redemption story, so — I don’t know — there has to be some way to salvage it.

Nick: Hey, you know, Jill may not be the only person who likes your idea.

Sally: Yeah. Chloe said that.

Nick: If you were willing to work with chancellor-winters, would you consider bringing your pitch to Newman?

Sally: [ Laughs ] Yes, I’m sure Victor and Victoria would love to have me on their payroll again. And even if I could get them to buy the idea, they would make my life a living hell just for the sport of it.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah. You might be right about that.

Sally: Look, I really appreciate the idea, but I am determined to get this company started on my own. Chloe and I really need to make it work. And I’m not gonna be the kind of person that just folds at any kind of setback.

Nick: Well, I think the most important thing is that you don’t worry about it, alright? I don’t want you to get stressed. It’s not good for you. And you know what I’m talking about.

Sally: Yeah. I do.

Lily: No, no, no, no. You are not getting away that easy. I want omega sphere, okay? This is the perfect opportunity. And we are the perfect home for it. We’re gonna do amazing things together. You said you would give me a week, right? So give me a week. I’m gonna get Jill on board, okay? I can do it. I just need you to trust me. Can you trust me?

Daniel: I can. I do, more than just about anyone else.

Lily: Thank you. I… I needed to hear that more than I even knew.

Summer: I’m sure that Heather does respect you, but that doesn’t mean that you can persuade her to take Daniel back.

Phyllis: Oh. I can. Listen, I’ve spent a lot of time with Heather and Lucy on my trips to savannah. I could talk to her, you know, woman to woman and let her know how far Daniel’s come.

Summer: Mom, you’re not exactly objective when it comes to Daniel.

Phyllis: Don’t you think your brother’s a good man?

Summer: Yeah, well, I’m not objective, either. He’s my brother. I’ve always thought he was a good man.

Phyllis: Exactly! He’s an incredible man. Incredible. I need to convince Heather that he just hit a rough patch. That’s it.

Summer: Mom, Daniel is not gonna be happy about this.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, you’re not gonna tell him. He’s not gonna know.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: And trust me — he’ll be plenty happy when Heather decides to take him back and give their relationship another try. Listen, I need you to do a couple things for me. First of all, if he or anybody else asks, I’m in Florida for a couple days, okay? And most importantly, do not let Daniel sell any part of his project to Tucker McCall while I’m gone.

Summer: How am I supposed to do that?

Phyllis: I don’t know. Just figure it out. If you see them together, separate them. Do what you got to do.

Summer: You know what, mom? You are so much better at that sort of thing. So why don’t you just — why don’t you stay here and you can keep Daniel and Tucker apart?

Phyllis: Ha ha. Nice try. Please do this.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Listen, I’m doing this for your brother. I’d do the same thing for you.

Summer: That worries me.

Phyllis: You are an amazing woman. I love you so much. I believe in you. And the reason we butt heads is because we’re so much alike.

Summer: [ Inhales deeply ] I love you, too, mom.

Phyllis: I love you! Thank you! Ohh. Trust me. And wish me luck. Wish me luck.

Summer: Good luck.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Music (“I swear”) plays

Victoria: You know, I think we should just forget about whatever’s going on with Nicholas and sally and Adam. Just forget about it and let’s focus on work right now.

Victor: Yeah. Do you have news?

Victoria: I do. After you shared what you learned, I had our people digging deeper into Tucker McCall’s finances.

Victor: And?

Victoria: His lender is growing very impatient. He’s late on some of his payments. Sometimes he doesn’t make them at all.

Victor: Hmm. A debt problem. Well… I like the sound of that.

Victoria: We buy up his debt. We own him.

Victor: You think like your father. I love that.

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

Tucker: Ah! Just the man I was looking for. I want to buy you a drink, and i want to explain to you in more detail why McCall unlimited is where you ought to be.

Jack: What a nice surprise.

Diane: Good. Hi.

Jack: Hi. Let me take your coat.

Diane: Oh, thank you. I just had an unsettling conversation with our daughter-in-law.

Jack: Oh? What’s on her mind?

Diane: Well, she clearly feels that this relationship is bound to fail and bring her family down with it.

Jack: I had a similar conversation with Kyle. Turns out you were right, what you said before, that he is not pleased that we are getting back together. You know what? I should have anticipated his concerns. They were legitimate.

Diane: Well, what are they?

Jack: Kyle thinks that if anything happens between the two of us, if things go wrong… that you’ll leave town.

Diane: What?

Jack: I guess a fear of abandonment is a hard thing to walk away from when you’ve lived with it for so long.

Diane: Oh, poor Kyle. Jack, are we selfish to be pursuing this? I mean, should we slow things down, maybe not rush things?

Jack: We are not rushing anything. We have known each other for decades.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: I think we will agree we have taken our time getting reacquainted. And we’re battle-tested. We have been through more — you and I — in the last couple of months than most couples ever go through.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: And what’s most important — we both want this.

Diane: Mm. You’re right. But we have to agree that, whatever happens, we will be there for Kyle.

Jack: Of course we will. Right now, I just want to be here for you.

Diane: [ Laughs ] Well, good, ’cause here is the only place that I want to be.

Jack: Yeah?

Diane: Mmm.

Nick: You know, I’m just not that hungry.

Sally: I am.

[ Both laugh ]

[ Cellphone buzzing ]

Sally: I — I have to take this, but if the server comes, can you order two of everything on the menu for me?

Nick: Sure.

Sally: Thanks.

[ Footsteps departing ]

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Nicholas.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Adam. Hey, I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but I feel like I should give you a heads-up. Dad thinks he can lure you back to Newman.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] To the company or the family?

Nick: Both, actually.

Adam: Mm. Yeah. I, um, heard rumblings to that effect. I’m sure Victor has already got a plan in the works.

Nick: Oh, he definitely does.

Adam: Mm. Well, did you want to share that with me?

Nick: I think he’s gonna try and sabotage your position at jabot so Jack kicks you to the curb and then Dad will be there to welcome you with open arms.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Oh, yeah. I had a feeling he was gonna do something like that. But my question right now is, why do you care, Nick? Why would you tell me any of this?

Nick: I think you’re better off with Jack as a mentor than our father.

Adam: That’s your only motive in sharing this valuable information with me? You’re just looking out for my well-being?

Nick: I’m just trying to help, Adam.

Adam: And you really don’t want to see me back at Newman, though, right?

Nick: No, I don’t.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Oh, you really do have it all, don’t you?

Sally: Okay. Thank you, dr. Chandler. [ Sighs ]

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Lily once again tells Daniel to give her a week and she will figure out a way to get Omega Sphere off the ground.

Kyle tells Jack that he is worried that if his relationship with him doesn’t work out she will leave and hurt him. Jack assures Kyle that he and Diane are more mature now and if he and Diane don’t work out they will both be fine. Summer warns Diane that if she hurts Kyle and Harrison she will go mama bear on her and protect them.

Nick talks to Victor who admits he talked to Jill about Sally. Nick tells Victor that if he continues to interfere with Sally’s job opportunities he will leave Newman. Victoria asks Victor not to drive Nick away from the company. Nick tells Sally that he is sure her luck will change soon, and she will get some good news.

Phyllis tells Summer she is going to Portugal to talk to Heather and Lucy. Phyllis tells Summer not to tell Daniel, and to not let Daniel partner with Tucker on his gaming platform.

Victoria tells Victor that she spoke to Tucker’s banker and he owes a lot of money and he has missed some of his loan payments. Victoria wants to buy Tucker’s debt so they can force Tucker to sell McCall Unlimited to them. Victor thinks that is a wonderful idea, and exactly what he was going to do.

Tucker asks Daniel if they can talk about bringing his gaming platform to McCall Unlimited.

Nick tells Adam that Victor is trying to sabotage his job at Jabot so he will return to Newman Enterprises. Nick also tells Adam he thinks he is better off with Jack as a mentor than Victor.

Sally gets a call from her doctor about the baby.

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Nikki: I won’t try to talk you out of whatever you’re planning to persuade adam to rejoin the family. He’s your son, you love him, and that’s all there is to it.

Victor: Good. I’m glad you see it that way.

Nikki: However, I would like you to consider a few things.

Victor: I’m listening.

Nikki: Right now, everything is peaceful, for the most part.

Victor: Right.

Nikki: Nicholas and victoria are in a good place again. The company is running well. It is thriving. Now, you put adam into that mix, and that lovely equilibrium will go right out the window.

Victor: Well, not necessarily.

Nikki: Especially if he doesn’t come back for the reason that nicholas did. Nicholas felt it was the right thing to do. He wanted to be in a position to support his family, not because you were pulling strings behind the scenes.

Victor: My darling, I appreciate your thoughts.

Nikki: Yes, but you’re going to ignore them, anyway.

Victor: No, no, no, I didn’t say that. It’s always important to me to hear what you have to say. Okay? You know that.

Nikki: Well, I’m not going to tell you how to handle this. I just want to reiterate that I don’t see this scenario ending the way you do. What if adam likes his life the way it is? What about when he finds out that you are manipulating his downfall? He may never have anything to do with you again.

Victor: My baby, I hear what you’re saying, but I want to assure you that… I know my son, and I have the situation well in hand.

Kyle: I’m compiling information before the jabot board meets in february. Would you have some time this afternoon to pull some things together for me? Excellent. Please bring me the most recent status reports for all the accounts adam newman has been overseeing. Yes. All of them.

Victoria: So, uh, now that it’s just the two of us again, is there anything that you want to tell me?

Nick: You’re just not gonna let it go, are you?

Victoria: I just felt like there was something that maybe you wanted to share before tucker interrupted us.

Nick: You mean before you invited him over here to toy with him and mess with his mind?

Victoria: Well, I have to admit, it was fun turning the tables on him and watching him squirm for a change.

Nick: I highly doubt tucker is used to being the entertainment for his competitors.

Victoria: Mm-hmm. I’m sure that he’s not. You’re trying very hard to change the subject, which makes me more determined to find out what’s wrong with you. And don’t say nothing because I know better. So whatever it is, spill. I won’t say a word to anyone. I promise.

Nick: I already told you. It’S…dad.

Victoria: I know. You said it was business. And I’m not buying that. So what’s the real story?

Nick: Alright. I’m sick and tired of the way he keeps tearing down sally and pressuring me to end our relationship. Uh… you know, it’s, uh… he just dismisses it, and I’m tired of it, you know? And I just want to know when it’s gonna end.

Victoria: Is that a serious question? Come on. Dad is always going to feel the need to control our lives. Not that I condone it, of course. Look, to be honest with you, I don’t really see a future for you and sally. You are — you’re just too good for her, nicholas.

Nick: Vick —

Victoria: You’re so far out of her league, it isn’t even funny.

Nick: I don’t need this from you, either, okay?

Victoria: Why do I get the feeling that there’s something else you’re not telling me?

Lauren: My head is still in the clouds after last night. I mean, I can’t believe fen flew in to watch me accept my award.

Michael: I know what you mean. And finally meeting trey.

Lauren: Wasn’t he the sweetest?

Michael: They make a great couple.

Lauren: It’s so touching watching them in love and… even more amazing that our son is happy and healthy and excited for the future.

Michael: Yeah, their happiness is infectious.

Lauren: It is. Oh, there’s phyllis.

Michael: Hey, phyllis.

Lauren: Hi!

Phyllis: Hi! Hi. I didn’t know I’d run into you two.

Lauren: Well, now that you do, please join us.

Phyllis: I don’t want to impose.

Lauren: Oh, come on.

Michael: Don’t be ridiculous. What are friends for? Sit. Yeah.

Phyllis: Thank you.

Lauren: You were on my list to call later.

Michael: So, how are you today?

Phyllis: Terrible. Terrible. Um, I can’t catch a break with my kids.

Lauren: Oh. Are things still strained with summer?

Phyllis: Well, I mean, of course, because she fired me, so… but now there’s tension between me and daniel.

Lauren: Oh, no. I thought everything was okay.

Phyllis: What’s my crime? All I’m trying to do is help my kids. All I was trying to do with daniel is support his project and support something that was important to him.

Michael: Why am I sure there’s more to this?

Nate: So, come on — tell me. How do you know tucker mccall is interested in daniel’s gaming platform?

Audra: Because he’s the person I went to see earlier.

Nate: What?

Audra: Tucker’s the one who texted, wanting to meet with me.

Nate: The personal business you said you had to handle.

Audra: Yes.

Nate: And when you got back, you were in a great mood. You know, someone else in my place might wonder if you’re working tucker… or me… or both of us. When a cold comes on strong,

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Phyllis: Okay, well, what I’m about to tell you — it can’t leave this table.

Lauren: Well, of course.

Phyllis: Alright. Um, it seems that, uh, chancellor-winters may not be the home for my son’s new project.

Lauren: You mean the gaming platform?

Phyllis: Yeah. It seems that chancellor-winters is in corporate limbo.

Michael: Oh. Well, I’m sorry to hear that.

Lauren: Yeah, daniel must be so frustrated.

Phyllis: Yeah. So I decided to be proactive and, um, shop the project around to see if I can get financial backing from another company, and, um, you know, just in case things at chancellor-winters imploded.

Lauren: Wait. What? Without consulting daniel?

Michael: Why would you meddle with that?

Phyllis: Well, I wasn’t meddling. It was just an exploratory conversation.

Lauren: And you don’t think that’s overstepping just a wee bit?

Phyllis: Well, no, because daniel gave me the authority. I’m his right-hand man.

Michael: On the technical and staffing side so he could keep his eye on the big picture…

Phyllis: Okay.

Michael: …Like deciding which company to choose to ally himself with.

Phyllis: Well, I just wanted to be proactive. I knew how important this project is to my son, but it has him doubting me again, so, i mean, I don’t know what to do. I can’t win. I mean, do I try too hard? I don’t get it.

Michael: Ohh, phyllis, i think there’s a common denominator with these problems with the children. Diane. Your intractable hostility towards her. It cost you your job at marchetti, and from what you’ve already told us, it’s creating friction between you and daniel.

Phyllis: Um, okay, diane has nothing to do with this issue right now with me and daniel. And I don’t want to get lectured about diane. Please.

Lauren: Too bad.

Victor: Just to calm your mind, I’ve taken into consideration how adam’s return would affect both victoria and nicholas. That’s why I want to find something for adam that he can run independent of them. That way, we all win.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I hate to see you make an enemy of jack again, not to mention tucker. And then you’ll be let down when adam rejects you again.

Victor: You make that sound as if it is inevitable.

Nikki: I believe that it is.

Victor: No, it isn’T. I don’t think so. Adam will come to his senses. It’ll all work out as I have planned.

Nikki: Well, I hope it does, for your sake.

Victor: Now, there’s another issue we need to discuss, involving the break-in into our home in chicago.

Nikki: Yeah. What about it?

Victor: Jack and diane jenkins were behind that, weren’t they? They stole your jewelry in order to set up that stark fellow. When were you gonna tell me?

Nikki: I was so upset when i realized what they had done. I was this close to telling chance that jack was the real culprit.

Victor: Then why the hell didn’t you?

Nikki: Ohh, there doesn’t seem to be anything to be done now. I mean, jack and diane were very careful not to implicate themselves. I’ll get my necklace back soon. And, frankly, I’m relieved that jeremy stark is off the streets.

Victor: That bastard belongs back in prison.

Nikki: I wish phyllis had never reached out to him. She’s the reason why he was here in town, putting us all in danger. But given the circumstances, I’m willing to look the other way.

Victor: I’ve got to tell you, I’m furious with jack abbott breaking into our home there. He took a huge risk.

Nikki: Yeah. For diane. Makes me sick.

Victor: Baby, put that woman out of your mind! She’s jack’s problem. They deserve each other.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Look, I could use some back-up here, alright? You may not see a future for me and sally, but that’s up to me, alright? I’m gonna decide where it goes from here and what it looks like.

Victoria: Okay. I hear your frustration.

Nick: I’m just tired of feeling like I have to defend sally — or why it’s even an issue. She’s done nothing to deserve the constant attacks or dad’s never-ending insistence that i end things with her. Vick, I’m asking you, if you have any negative thoughts about it, just keep them to yourself and accept that sally is a part of my life, alright?

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, it’s sally. She and chloe went to meet with jill to pitch her a business idea. I have to take this. Hey. I was hoping you’d call. How’d the big presentation go? Jill did what?

Tessa: Okay, so…

Mariah: Yeah.

Tessa: That’s the head, right, that’s facing us?

Mariah: Elena!

Tessa: Hi.

Mariah: Hi! Okay. You have to come see this.

Elena: What’s up?

Tessa: It’s from delphine, the woman whose child we’re gonna adopt.

Elena: Ah.

Mariah: They’re both healthy and doing fantastic, but she just came from her latest check-up with her ob and… ta-da!

Elena: Ah!

Mariah: It’s her latest ultrasound. Isn’t it amazing?

Elena: Aww, that is so sweet of her to send this.

[ Chuckling ] Ooh. You two must be so excited. I’m so happy for you.

Mariah: Ah. [ Laughs ]

Tessa: Thank you.

Mariah: Are you okay?

Elena: Yeah. Why do you ask?

Mariah: Uh, because you don’t seem okay.

Elena: I’m fine.

Mariah: Come on. Elena, it’s us. If something is bothering you, we want to know about it.

Elena: You’re celebrating today. I don’t want to dampen the mood.

Tessa: You wouldn’t be.

Mariah: Please talk to us. If you don’t, we’re just gonna worry, so…

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Okay.

[ Sighing ] Uh… it’s about nate and his new job, specifically this new woman he hired as his coo. I don’t trust her.

Audra: I assure you I work for you and you alone because you have the drive and instincts of a winner. I want to share in the success newman media is gonna become under your leadership, which is why I responded to tucker’s request to go meet with him. I was curious to see what his next move will be so I can keep you informed.

Nate: And?

Audra: Well, tucker’s original goal — okay? — His big master plan, was to gain control of jabot and put ashley at the helm and then do the same thing with chancellor-winters, putting devon in charge, so he can work side by side with the two people he claims to love the most in the world.

Nate: Ambitious.

Audra: Yeah, a little too ambitious. His plan went down in flames. But I know tucker’s mind, okay? He’s the kind of man who needs a target, and now he’s doubly motivated after this big failure.

Nate: I assume tucker wants to use you to feed him information about newman, the way he did chancellor-winters, to find some vulnerability?

Audra: I thought that at first, too, but, I mean, he seemed more curious about our interest in daniel romalotti’s omega sphere project — because, of course, he’s interested, too.

Nate: Mm. Well, props to daniel for creating what’s suddenly the hottest new business venture in town.

Audra: Yeah.

Nate: The good news is… I’ve got a secret weapon.

Audra: Which is?

Nate: You.

Audra: Hmm.

Nate: You’ve worked closely with tucker long enough to have gotten adept at predicting which direction he’ll take.

Audra: Allowing us to stay a step ahead of the competition.

Nate: I like the sound of that.

Audra: And I like seeing you like this — hungry, loving the game.

Nate: You know, I never got a chance to experience this at chancellor-winters because devon held me back. But now that I’m the boss, I see why people like victor and victoria find the — the power intoxicating.

Audra: It looks good on you.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: Unreal.

Victoria: What? What happened?

Nick: Sally and chloe flew to los angeles at jill’s request to pitch her their new idea of their interior design business. They’ve been working for weeks — seriously, day and night — so they could dazzle jill. And then out of nowhere, she just cancels.

Victoria: Hmm. Did she offer any explanation?

Nick: Nah, she just said that she was having second thoughts and she wasn’t sure their concept would be a good fit with chancellor-winters. When sally asked her what changed — because she was so enthusiastic the day before — jill wouldn’t elaborate.

Victoria: Maybe she thought that it didn’t make sense right now, given all the turmoil that the company is going through.

Nick: Then why didn’t she just say that?

Victoria: I don’t know. There could have been any number of reasons for the change that jill didn’t feel the need to share.

Nick: No. Something’s not right about jill so abruptly pulling the plug. And I intend to get to the bottom of it. I’m feeling better.

Kyle: Huh. Well, adam, I definitely see a pattern here.

Summer: Kyle?

Kyle: Hey! How was, uh, your lunch with the new head of accounting?

Summer: It went well. I think she’s gonna be a really good fit. What were you looking at?

Kyle: Uh, just some corporate reports I requested. Bunch of boring numbers.

Summer: Really? You looked pretty engrossed.

Kyle: Well, that’s why I’m the suit and you’re the creative genius.

[ Elevator doors opening ]

Daniel: Hey. Uh, sorry to interrupt, guys. Summer, if you’ve got a minute, um, to talk, there’s something i could really use your help with.

Summer: Uh…

Kyle: It’s fine. Go ahead. I was just gonna drop these off in my dad’s office.

Daniel: Want to go?

Summer: Yeah. Yeah.

Lauren: How many times have we talked about how your hatred for diane is going to eat you up alive?

Michael: It’s so not worth the trouble.

Lauren: And worse yet, it’s affecting the relationships with both of your kids.

Phyllis: Mnh, no. The situation with daniel has nothing to do with diane. It’s about me being clear-eyed about the situation. Listen, I don’t want all of my son’s hard work being destroyed by some vague promises from lily.

Lauren: I thought you said they had a signed contract. I mean, that’s not exactly vague.

Michael: The last time you clashed with him, daniel told you that he was worried he’d made a mistake hiring you because of your animosity towards diane, remember? It was — it was — it was consuming you so much, it was interfering with your ability to do your work.

Phyllis: No, that conversation was based on me just being distracted. But I was still doing my work.

Lauren: In your opinion. It seems like daniel has disagreed with that.

Phyllis: Okay, well, there’s very little I could do anyway because the project hasn’t been greenlit, alright? So I just shopped it around to see if I could get some interest, and I did.

Lauren: Yeah, but it doesn’t matter if daniel doesn’t want to work with that company.

Phyllis: Well, lauren, it’s not like I closed the deal. It’s up to him if he wants to work with them or not. And that’s what I told him. But he didn’t listen to me.

Michael: Well, these things tend to be cumulative. You know, any previous conflict could have intensified your son’s reaction to you today.

Phyllis: Guys, he’s upset at me because of his own conflicts. Trust me.

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Thanks for taking this walk with me. After my blow-out with mom, i just really needed to get some air. What is with her lately, huh? God knows she’s never been easy to deal with, but, I mean, this seems like next level. Hey. You alright? You seemed a little off at the office. Did you and kyle have a disagreement?

Summer: Um…not exactly. It’s — it’s nothing kyle said or did. It’s this feeling that I got, like — like he’s hiding something from me. I just… I really hope I’m wrong.

Victor: Hello, kyle.

Kyle: Hello.

Victor: Please close the door. So…what have you got for me?

Kyle: I’ve been going over all the accounts adams’s been handling at jabot, all the duties my dad’s assigned to him, every decision he’s made since he took the job. Then I spoke with the various department heads of jabot who report to him.

Victor: And?

Kyle: I found something interesting, something I think you can use to get adam out of the company.

Victor: Let’s hear it. Tyson boneless buffalo bites and hot wings

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Mariah: You’re talking about audra charles.

Elena: Yeah. How’d you know?

Mariah: Well, word gets around fast. And the newman media coo is a very high-profile position. Also, I think you’re right to be wary of her.

Elena: Why? Have you had any bad experiences with her?

Mariah: No, not personally. But she and noah were a couple when they lived in london, and the relationship and its aftermath — it messed him up pretty badly.

Elena: Oh. I had no idea. Although, I mean, I think we’ve all been through some messy breakups, myself included.

[ Laughs ] So I’m not really sure that that’s particularly damning?

Mariah: Well, you are very logical and understanding and willing to give people the benefit of the doubt, which, on one hand, makes it very, very hard to gossip with you, but on the other hand, it means that if you’re getting a bad vibe from somebody, there’s probably something to it.

Tessa: Well, when you say that you don’t trust her, is it because you think that she has designs on nate?

Elena: I think she’s exerting an influence on nate. No, not romantically. I can imagine him cheating on me with her.

Mariah: Yeah, I would certainly hope not. After everything he had to do to get you back? No, he should feel that he’s lucky to be with you and even to have another chance at all.

Elena: Yeah. No, I think the thing that’s bothering me is that she seems to be stoking nate’s ambitions, which I think she started when they were first working at chancellor-winters.

Tessa: How do you mean?

Elena: Well, I mean, nate’s always been driven. That’s what made him such a brilliant surgeon. But ever since he joined the corporate world, that drive for success has suddenly warped into this lust for power. And he’s done some things he’s not proud of. So he made the decision to get back to who he is at his core and to focus on behaving ethically as much as being a success.

Mariah: And your fear is that his new coo is going to bring him back to the dark side.

Victoria: Hi. You wanted to talk?

Nate: Uh, yes. I’ve been pursuing something. It’s in the early stages, but i thought I should fill you in.

Victoria: Shoot.

Nate: Daniel romalotti has designed a video game that chancellor-winters has been developing.

Victoria: Ah. Well, I’m afraid that’s an industry that I’m not particularly well versed in.

Nate: Suffice it to say, chancellor-winters intended to use his concept to launch an entire gaming platform called omega sphere.

Victoria: Ooh. Well, that sounds impressive. But, uh, you used past tense. “Chancellor winters intended to use it.”

Nate: I’ve heard rumblings of more internal problems over there.

Victoria: Really?

Nate: Nothing too specific at this point, just some hints of instability. But I see potential for great opportunity.

Victoria: Look, I appreciate your instinct, but are you sure that you want to provoke your family, trying to steal this project away from them? You’ve already been through so much with them.

Nate: It’s business, not personal. If I may quote from the master.

Victoria: Point taken. But you know I had to ask.

Nate: Look, I’m not talking about an end run here, nothing to get their lawyers riled up. I just happened to get a glimpse at how serious their problems are after phyllis asked me for a meeting.

Victoria: Phyllis?

Nate: She’s daniel’s technical director.

Victoria: Ah.

Nate: She wanted to gauge our interest, should they lose their corporate backing. We had an intriguing discussion. Lily found out about it afterwards and wasn’t too happy.

Victoria: I can imagine.

Nate: She got all territorial on me, made it clear that she and daniel had a deal in writing. But if that falls through, i want to be the first one to grab this and run with it. It would be a great fit at newman media. It has potential for massive growth. Now, if you want me to fill you in on the details —

Victoria: Oh, no, there’s — there’s no need for that. Actually, just put something in a memo. I trust your instincts. And if the opportunity arises to acquire, um…

Nate: Omega sphere.

Victoria: Right. You have my full support.

Nate: Good. Just so you know, there is one wrinkle.

Phyllis: Listen, I’m gonna tell you something. Uh, please keep it to yourself. Things haven’t been going that well for daniel. Uh, his art career stalled in georgia. The commissions weren’t coming in, you know? Therefore, money wasn’t coming in. Uh, the business just fell apart. It just wasn’t happening anymore.

Lauren: That must have been so rough on him.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. I didn’t even know about it. But he said, um, he took out his frustrations on heather and he felt like he wasn’t holding up his end of the marriage, right? And things got more tense. I guess they were arguing a lot. And so heather decided to take lucy and leave…

[Voice breaking] And, um, go to portugal.

Michael: I am surprised that heather would go to such an extreme.

Phyllis: Well…

Michael: Oh.

Phyllis: According to daniel, he pushed heather away. That’s according to daniel.

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Phyllis: Oh, my gosh, heather is the key.

Lauren: I don’t like where this is going.

Michael: Neither do I.

Phyllis: No, no, no, no, no. Just — just hear me out. Hear me out. So, if I go to heather and i convince her that she should give daniel another chance, i really do believe I can help him out of this situa– I don’t believe — how come I didn’t think of this before?

Lauren: Are you even listening to yourself? The whole reason that daniel lost it on you is because you didn’t honor his boundaries. I mean, in fact, you went crashing straight through them. You disrespected him, you decided that you knew best, and you over-functioned.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] Good on you. Fancy word for “meddling.”

Lauren: Yeah, you took everything into your own hands. You pitched his business to another company without informing him. You cut him out of the whole process. He had literally no say on his own project. Of course he’s gonna be royally pissed off at you and lash out. Honestly, I would, too.

Michael: And now you’re talking about doing it in his personal life.

Phyllis: I don’t consider me going to heather and telling her how great daniel is doing right now and how he’s changed his life around would be considered meddling.

Michael: [ Sighs ]

Lauren: [ Sighs ] You know, you have a beautiful heart. And I completely understand why you’d want to do this.

Michael: [ Chuckling ] I don’t because it is gonna backfire spectacularly.

Lauren: So I think that you should call heather once. And if she does not pick up and she doesn’t respond to your voicemail, please, please walk away from this.

Summer: Basically, my grandpa wants to drag kyle into this scheme to mess with adam’s life.

Daniel: Mm. For his own good, of course.

Summer: Exactly! That’s how he sees it, only it’s really not funny. But my grandpa has convinced himself that he can screw up what adam has going at jabot, have some epic opportunity lined up for him at newman, and then adam will just come running back into the family’s open arms.

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Yeah, I would say it’s unbelievable, but look at our mom living in her own alternative reality.

Summer: They never learn.

Daniel: [ Laughs ]

Summer: Grandpa doesn’t realize that this isn’t gonna work out, just like every other time he’s tried to manipulate adam. But he’s just gonna do what he wants to do. And kyle — kyle hates that adam is working at jabot.

Daniel: Well, what’d kyle say?

Summer: He was considering it at first and then I laid out all the ways that it could go wrong and he claimed that he wanted no part of it.

Daniel: Hmm.

Kyle: Without sharing too much company information, here are my notes on adam’s performance. Based on what I’ve seen of his output so far and the feedback from jabot’s management team, the effort he’s putting forth is mediocre at best. He started strong and then quickly slid, and now he’s treading water more than anything. Nothing egregious, but hardly the caliber of work I would expect from a guy at his level.

Victor: Well, kyle… thank you for the information. Now let’s see how we can take advantage of that. (Vo) yoplait has something for everything you do.

Summer: Kyle told me that he wasn’t gonna take part in my grandpa’s scheme, and I — i know he hates the idea getting swept up into newman family drama. I mean, he’s got enough of that already with his mother and ours.

Daniel: Mm. Yeah. Mom has been a little out of control lately. She went behind my back. She — she started making decisions about my project without telling me. And then she says, oh, you know, it’s to protect my interests. I finally lost it with her.

Summer: What took you so long?

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] I don’t know. I had to tell her. You know, I was like, “we are not partners. You are my employee. You work for me.” Then I, uh — then I might have mentioned that I was wondering if it had ever been a good idea to hire her in the first place.

Summer: I mean, I don’t blame you. It’s not fair for her to put you in that position.

Daniel: She did the same thing to you.

Summer: I know, and I hate that I had to let her go. I mean, she was doing great work at marchetti, but she just would not let up. And kyle and I couldn’t take it anymore. Her feud with diane — it was just too big of a distraction.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] Tell me about it.

Summer: I know that firing her was the right move, but — i got to be honest — I am a little worried at how rattled she’s been since diane came back to town.

Daniel: Well, I’m just hoping this most recent confrontation makes her take a good, long, hard look at her recent behavior, and, you know, maybe she’ll rein it in. I didn’t say I was holding my breath.

[ Breathes deeply ]

Phyllis: Guys, um, i appreciate the feedback. You know I do. I am under no illusion that a simple phone call can take away all the pain that daniel and his family have been through — okay? — And fix everything. I got it.

Lauren: Alright. Good. I’m glad you realize that.

Michael: Okay. Okay. What aren’t you telling us? Because I know that look. There’s more to this.

Lauren: Is michael right?

Michael: I think I know. You’re not just making a phone call.

Phyllis: No. This is a conversation that needs to be in person. I am going to portugal, and I’m going to talk to heather and lucy face-to-face.

Mariah: Not that you’re asking for my advice.

Elena: No, please. I would love to hear your take on this.

Mariah: I think that you should be discussing this with nate, openly and honestly, you know, like good partners do.

Elena: Which is how we got out of the rough patch that we just went through, when things were so contentious with devon and lily.

[ Sighs ] It took a lot of energy, but nate and I are finally on the right track. And I trusted that the changes he talked about making would be real and lasting.

Tessa: But now you’re having some doubts because of this woman who’s a bad influence.

Elena: Pretty much. So now I am reluctant to share my fears with nate again.

Mariah: Well, you shouldn’t be, not if the issues are still there.

Elena: [ Sighs ] What worries me about audra is i can tell that she thinks business is all about winning. And that was the mind-set that nate had when he was working with chancellor-winters. When he got this new job, I was really hoping that it would be a fresh start. He didn’t have to deal with the conflict of working with his family any more. But I’m starting to see that his drive for power — I don’t think it ever really went away. And given the chance, I think it’s only gonna get worse.

Victoria: A wrinkle, huh? Well, I guess they make life interesting.

Nate: Turns out there’s someone else in the mix. Tucker. He’s snooping around omega sphere, too. Not that I can’t outmaneuver him.

Victoria: Well, I appreciate your confidence, but —

Nate: In fact, I’ve already devised a strategy.

Victoria: Well, that’s what I like to hear. But you don’t need to worry about tucker mccall. I’m gonna take care of him myself very soon.

Nick: Dad, I know you don’t like sally, and I know you like that I’m with her even less. But does that give you a right to intervene?

Victor: Explain yourself, son.

Nick: Sally had a huge opportunity with chancellor-winters to pitch her new idea, but when she and chloe got to L.A., Jill wouldn’t even take the meeting.

Victor: Stuff happens, you know?

Nick: Did you speak with jill and convince her to rip this away from sally? Yes or no?

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, January 30, 2023

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Nikki warns Victor that his plans for Adam may lead to disaster, but he thinks he knows better. Victor guesses that Jack and Diane broke into their place in Chicago to set up Stark. Nikki thinks there’s no point in telling the police the truth now, and they both agree that Stark belongs in jail. She blames Phyllis for bringing him to town. Victor is angry at Jack, but Nikki is still blaming Diane for everything.

Kyle looks over Adam’s projects. Summer returns from lunch and wonders what he’s been looking at. Daniel drops by to ask for Summer’s help with something. Daniel and Summer take a walk. He vents about Phyllis. She feels that Kyle is hiding something from her. She fills him in on everything that’s going on with Kyle and Victor, and he tells her what’s been going on with him and Phyllis. They’re worried about how Phyllis has been acting because of her obsession with Diane.

Kyle visits Victor to tell him that he found something that he can use to oust Adam from Jabot. Company reports show that Adam’s work has been mediocre. Victor thanks him and plots how to take Adam down with the info.

Victoria wants to know the secret that Nick is keeping that’s bothering him, but he won’t tell her the truth. He claims that he just doesn’t like the way Victor is trying to interfere with his relationship with Sally. Victoria thinks that Nick is too good for Sally. He lets her know that it’s his choice, so she agrees. Nick takes a phone call from Sally about her presentation with Jill. Nick is annoyed to hear that Jill canceled on Chloe and Sally. He is suspicious that something else influenced Jill.

Nick goes to Victor and yells at him for interfering in Sally’s potential business deal with Jill.

Lauren tells Michael how excited she still is about getting the award, and about Fen flying in for it. They both love Fen’s boyfriend, Trey. Phyllis comes over to say hi, so they invite her to join them. Phyllis tells them that Daniel is angry with her and fills them in on what happened. They can see right away that she overstepped. They think that her hostility toward Diane might be the problem and try to make her see that. Phyllis confides tearfully that Daniel hasn’t been doing too well with his business or family, so this is why the game is so important to them both. Phyllis realizes that she can solve Daniel’s problems by convincing Heather to get back with him, but Lauren and Michael think it’s a bad idea and will upset Daniel more. Lauren advises Phyllis that if she phones Heather, to only try once. However, Phyllis intends to travel to Portugal to chat with Heather.

Nate wants to know how Audra learned that Tucker is after Daniel’s gaming platform. She confides that she visited Tucker. He wonders whose side she’s on, so she assures him that she’s on his side. She fills him in on what Tucker’s plans were for Jabot and Chancellor-Winters, and how he’s interested in Daniel’s game. Nate likes the idea of Audra spying on Tucker for the company. Nate is enjoying playing the corporate games, now that he’s in power. Later, he tells Victoria about his plans for Daniel’s game, the history with Chancellor-Winters and his meeting with Phyllis. Victoria thinks it’s a great idea to get the game if Daniel’s deal with Chancellor-Winters falls through, but he informs her that Tucker is also after the game. He’s got a strategy for him, but Victoria has her own plan for Tucker.

Mariah and Tess show Elena the latest ultrasound from the baby they’re adopting. Elena informs them that she doesn’t trust Audra. Mariah tells her that Audra didn’t treat Noah very well, either. Elena worries that Audra is playing on Nate’s ambition. Mariah advises her to sit down and talk to Nate about her concerns, but Elena is afraid to do that.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, January 27, 2023

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Billy: You know, I’ve had a lot of time to think. I don’t have a job. Living alone at the Grand Phoenix, you know, plenty of time to ponder my loneliness, my likes, my dislikes, my joys, despair. I’ve had a lot of sobering moments. But, you know, it’s like I said last time we were hanging out. When I see you, it’s, uh — you know, it’s like a highlight of my day. I guess I’m realizing in all of this that we’ve — we’ve lived parallel lives for quite some time.

Chelsea: Well, that’s kind of a stretch.

[Both chuckle]

Billy: Well, maybe my issues haven’t been quite as intensive as yours, but, you know, there are similarities there, both emotionally and mentally. You know, this — this journey that we’re on — I don’t know. I guess that’s maybe why we connect. I guess what I’m saying is I’m very grateful for this friendship.


Tucker: A, uh — [Laughs] an invitation from the Newman siblings? That’s…a suspicious surprise.

Victoria: No, we — we just wanted to talk.

Tucker: Oh, really? What about?

Nick: Your future plans.

Tucker: Yeah, I figured. Say, did you fill him in on the nasty rumor you started that I’m coming after your company?

Victoria: Oh, that? Uh, no, I — I hadn’t given it a second thought since we spoke, since the idea of you being successful at it is dubious at best.
Tucker: What, then?

Victoria: Oh, we just wanted to let you know that there’s another nasty rumor floating around.

Tucker: Oh. Do tell.

Nick: Your company’s in trouble.

Tucker: Well, you know you’re on top when people feel the need to start gossiping about you. But, uh, I don’t believe rumors. Neither should you.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, January 27, 2023

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Chelsea tells Billy her doctor told her it was too soon for her to do a podcast about her depression and suicide attempt because it may trigger those bad thoughts, again.

Daniel considers taking his gaming platform to Small Unlimited if his deal with Lily doesn’t work out. Victoria calls a meeting with Nick, Nikki, and Victor because she wants to acquire Small Unlimited. Victor loves the idea because he knows Tucker’s company is in financial trouble. Victor also wants Adam to run the company if they acquire it. Victoria and Nick talk to Tucker about his company being in financial trouble but Tucker tells them that is a rumor.

Daniel listens to a pitch by Nate and Audra about why he should bring his gaming platform to Newman Media.

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Tucker: Ah. Thank you. Hey, Daniel.

Daniel: Tucker McCall. Yeah, I heard you were back in town. I’m sure that so many just love having you here.

Tucker: [Chuckles]

Daniel: How’s the reception been?

Tucker: Nice to see you, too.

Daniel: [Chuckles]

Tucker: Actually, the timing couldn’t be better.

Daniel: Why is that?

Tucker: Oh, I’ve been hearing great things about your new gaming venture. I must say, it sounds intriguing.


Sally: So, you were thinking of me here in L.A. And didn’t want to send a text like a normal person?

Nick: Me? No way. I’m old school. I wanted to hear your voice. In fact, I’m so old school, I’m calling you from a rotary phone built in 1973.

Sally: [Laughs]


Nick: Hey, what’s that groan about? Is that because of the joke, or are you still having morning sickness?

Sally: A little of both.

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Y&R Transcript Friday, January 27, 2023

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[ Door opens and closes ]

Victoria: Thanks, all, for coming. I wanted to meet because I have some deep concerns about Tucker McCall. I know that we have all speculated about his real reason for returning to Genoa City ever since he landed on the Abbott lawn. His interactions around town were intended to make us believe that he wanted to reunite with Ashley and Devon and to exploit the Chancellor-Winters IPO.

Nick: Well, in all fairness, we wanted to do the same thing.

Victoria: Yes, true, but since then, he has completely failed both at his personal and his professional goals.

Nikki: Well, he lost any hope of a reunion with Ashley the minute she boarded that plane for Paris.

Nick: Judging from what I’ve heard from Abby, Devon found out what Tucker was up to and no longer wants anything to do with him. So, he struck out on all three fronts. You’re probably wondering why is he still in town and what his next move is.

Victoria: Yes. I had a conversation with him where he implied that he was looking for another target, which means that we all have to be vigilant about his movements, at least while he’s here.

Victor: Well, now I’ve acquired some information about that man which may throw some light on his motives.

[ Knocking on door ]

Chelsea: Hey.

Billy: Hi. Um, I was just in the neighborhood, thought I’d come by and say hi and, you know, maybe spitball some ideas about the podcast.

Chelsea: Not sure that’s a good idea.

Billy: Okay. Um, if you’re busy, I can — I can come back later.

Chelsea: Actually, I’m thinking the entire podcast might not be a good idea.

Audra: What a waste of time. Okay, why was Phyllis pitching us if she didn’t even have a right to approach us with her son’s project?

Nate: You know, I actually admire her brazenness. And I’m intrigued by Daniel’s gaming platform. If it’s on unsteady ground at Chancellor-Winters, there may be something to pursue.

Audra: I can’t see how. Having been privy to Chancellor-Winters’ legal contracts, I can tell you those things are ironclad. Yeah, I don’t think Daniel can get out of his unless the company decides to release him. You know, and if Lily’s reaction to Phyllis shopping around his idea was any indication, I don’t think that’s gonna happen, which means we’d be wasting time, energy, resources by going after it.

Nate: Mm. Exactly how much access did you have to Chancellor-Winters’ legal contracts, when it comes to projects like Daniel’s?

Daniel: Why would you take it upon yourself to go to Nate to pitch my project to him when I explicitly told you that I wasn’t ready to give up on the deal with Lily and Chancellor-Winters?

Phyllis: Okay, well, you said that that company was putting your project on hold.

Daniel: When I told you that things were shaky over there, I thought I was confiding in my mother and not some opportunist who was gonna go and shop my idea behind my back.

Phyllis: “Opportunist”? Seriously? That’s how you see me? Listen, I just went to Newman Media ’cause, you know, I was doing it as an exploratory thing, you know, to sort of whet their appetite. And I think I did. We need to have alternatives if this thing crashes in. I mean, we need to have a backup plan.

Daniel: Okay, you need to stop talking like this is ours. This is my platform, mine alone. And I’m not gonna trust virtual strangers with my dream project. [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: All right, listen, Daniel, the Newmans are hardly strangers. Nick was your stepfather.

Daniel: Well, nonetheless, I’m wary of getting involved with any Newman-run company. I mean, I got to tell you, the worst part about this is you shared privileged information. I mean, I poured my heart out to you and Dad. I told you how much this project means to me, why I need this so bad, and not just on a professional level. I mean, I can’t just ignore the fact that you have compromised my intellectual property. Now any person or any company that you spoke with about it — they can take my ideas and they can run with them before I ever get Omege Sphere off the ground.

Phyllis: Okay. Okay. I’m sorry. I — I — listen, I only spoke to Nate and — and his COO because, uh, it seems like Chancellor-Winters is shelving this project indefinitely. And I know what that does to you. Listen, I want to see your vision come to fruition. And I didn’t say anything risky to Nate. I didn’t say anything risky. Really. I didn’t even talk to the rest of the Newmans about it.

Daniel: What about Tucker McCall?

Phyllis: What about Tucker McCall? I mean, Tucker just overheard me leaving a message for Nate. Honestly, Tucker — I wouldn’t give him a sip of water if he was in the middle of a desert.

Daniel: Hmm. Okay. So, you only shared information with the man who sold out his cousins to give Newman the opportunity to acquire a majority holding of Chancellor-Winters. That’s great. No, I just never thought that you would go and do this with Nate without asking me first. I — I don’t know. That’s my mistake for thinking the best of you.

Phyllis: What? You don’t mean that. Daniel. Okay, I’m sorry. Oh, my gosh. I overreacted. Give me a break. I care about this project for you. I just want the best for you. That’s all.

Daniel: Fair enough. But if my platform ever needs a new home, which it doesn’t yet, it’s my call who we go with, okay? My call. And if I’m being honest with you, right now, if I had to choose, Tucker looks like the better option instead of Newman Media.

Billy: So, what made you think that the podcast might not be a good idea?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I had my therapy session with Dr. Malone. I told her my idea, and she thinks it’s too soon to venture into something so personal and intimate.

Billy: Mm.

Chelsea: Reliving the trauma of my suicide attempt before I’ve finished processing it could be a potential minefield for me.

Billy: Well, I’m sure that was disappointing, but I — I understand what she’s saying.

Chelsea: Well, I was disappointed…until I talked it through with Dr. Malone. She said that it’s actually a really good thing that I wanted to do the podcast. It means I’m focused on my recovery and I am trying to pay it forward and I’m focusing on the future, which is something I couldn’t say a few months ago. So… all of this is about my recovery, right? So [Sighs] How can I be disappointed?

Billy: Hmm.

Victor: Well, now, I asked Michael Baldwin to look into Tucker McCall’s claim that he was a reformed man when he landed in Genoa City.

Victoria: What did he find out?

Victor: Apparently, McCall’s lavish lifestyle — spending money left and right — has put his company under a mountain of debt.

Nikki: How is that possible? The last we knew, he was selling off parts of his company in order to secure capital to buy out Chancellor-Winters’ stock. I mean, you would think he would have some liquid assets available.

Victor: That’s what we all assumed, but then he took out a number of short-term loans. That’s how short he was of his agenda.

Nick: Could just be a desperation move to stabilize his empire.

Victor: But those debts are coming due. So I think what he’s doing — he’s looking for a lucrative company to keep him afloat.

Audra: I told you I didn’t know the details of Daniel’s deal. My insider info was limited to things pertaining directly to the IPO, nothing connected with development or creative planning.

Nate: You never heard anything around the office?

Audra: Uh, I knew Lily and Devon were discussing building an entire gaming division around the idea Daniel was developing. I was also aware that they were preparing a press release towards the end of my tenure with them. Since it never came out, I’m assuming they hit a standstill.

Nate: Hmm. Interesting.

Audra: Why are you asking me all this? Are you thinking of poaching Daniel from Chancellor-Winters? Or stealing his idea?

Nate: No. No, I’m just curious. I would definitely like to know what’s going on at Chancellor-Winters that would make this project so precarious. I’m sure it has something to do with Devon. His inability to collaborate or take chances is probably bringing the entire company to its knees.

Audra: Why do you still care so much about your family’s company? If I remember correctly, you were quite adamant about putting your time there behind you.

Nate: You’re right. Old habits die hard, I guess. You know, it’s too bad you burned your bridge with them, too. It would have been nice to have some inside information.

Audra: We both burned our bridges at Chancellor-Winters. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here.

Nate: You’re right. So I’m glad you did.

Audra: Even if I disagree with you about going after the gaming platform?

Nate: Look, let’s get something straight. I appreciate your input. I’m not afraid of being challenged. I like to hear different points of view so I can make an informed decision.

Audra: And I’m willing to support you 100% if you feel strongly about something, even if our opinions differ. But let me ask you this. If you’re not ready to let go of the idea and if we have no insider information to help us sign Daniel, how would you go about pursuing him?

Nate: I say we sit the guy down and sell him on Newman Media, show him why we’re a better, much more stable, fit for his venture.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Audra: [ Sighs ]

Nate: Everything okay?

Audra: Yeah. Uh, can we finish this discussion in a little bit? I have to go take care of something.

[ Door opens ]

Audra: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Well, that is a great attitude to have, positive and accepting of Dr. Malone’s advice. I remember a time when if someone said no to your idea, you’d fall down the rabbit hole.

Chelsea: Exactly. And that wasn’t that long ago.

Billy: Well, look at how far you’ve come. That’s a good thing.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: I heard what she had to say, and it’s just not the right time for a podcast.

Billy: You know, uh, I got to say, when you first told me the idea about the podcast, I did share some of Dr. Malone’s concerns. But this is your recovery, this is your process, and I just want to be supportive.

Chelsea: And you have been. You’re more in tune with what’s good or bad for me than you realize. And I want you to know, I really appreciate hearing your honest, unfiltered thoughts. I know I have to run everything by Dr. Malone, but I — I feel like I’m ready to start opening myself up again to feedback, even if it’s negative. So, receiving it from somebody that I know cares about me — that could definitely cushion the blow.

Billy: Well, I appreciate your vote of confidence, although I’m not sure you should be taking my advice. I have screwed up plenty of times, and I’m still playing it by ear.

Chelsea: Aren’t we all?

Phyllis: Daniel, Tucker McCall is not a good guy. He is a snake.

Daniel: Well, at least he’s true to form. And he’s a smart and intuitive businessman. And he made a lot of salient points. He understood that there could be a crossover between our business and our personal lives. Look, I got to tell you, without me even saying anything, he already knew that Lucy and Heather leaving me was a big part of why I created this whole gaming experience and a way for me to heal.

Phyllis: Oh, a way for you to heal. Really? Oh, my goodness. He’s manipulating you. He’s very good at reading people. He’s very good at reading people and then manipulating them to do what he wants.

Daniel: Or another way of looking at it is that he showed some insight. And McCall Unlimited — they have all the resources and infrastructure we need to hit the ground running.

Phyllis: Okay, well, a lot of companies would.

Daniel: Yeah, a lot of companies do, but with McCall, I’d be dealing directly with Tucker — one guy, less hoops to jump through, and more autonomy.

Phyllis: Okay, well, he’d be holding all the hoops. You know this. And if you start working with him and your agenda is different than his agenda, it’s war.

Daniel: I’m not naive. I know his reputation. But I don’t judge people for the worst thing they’ve ever done. And he seemed genuine in his enthusiasm for my vision.

Phyllis: Of course he is — because your vision is brilliant, because you’re brilliant, Daniel. He wants to be a part of that. He is not real. He is not a genuine guy.

Daniel: You know, Omege Sphere is supposed to be about changing people’s lives, right? Giving the opportunity to grow and be better. I think that if Tucker is willing to do that in his own life, then he might be the better alternative than Newman Media. If — if we need one. I’m not ready to jump ship yet. I trust Lily to come through.

Victor: Well, Michael Baldwin is still trying to find out what Tucker McCall’s true motives are. I mean, how is he gonna regain solid footing without selling his entire company? He has no backing, no bank supporting him at the moment. I think the walls are closing in on him.

Nick: There’s something else we should be worried about. Newman Media recently hired Audra Charles. Now, Nate told Victoria that she was working with Tucker to leak information about the Chancellor-Winters IPO. So we need to be very wary of her allegiances. Despite what she’s told us, I wouldn’t put deception past her. We still don’t know the status of her and Tucker’s relationship. They could still be aligned.

Nikki: We need to keep Audra at a distance until we know if we can trust her.

Victor: Well, let’s think about that for a moment. I think it might be to our advantage if she keeps working with Tucker McCall.

Victoria: I think Dad’s right. I think we need to stay on the offense, turn the tables, force him to be on his guard around us.

Nikki: Are you saying you think we should go after McCall Unlimited?

Victoria: I am. And we were looking for a way to expand by taking over Chancellor-Winters. That door has closed, so maybe another one is opening.

Nick: I don’t think that’s the right move at all. If Tucker’s struggling, it could make him an even more dangerous adversary, and we all know what he’s capable of. Tucker could be very close to crumbling on his own. If that’s the case, then we just let him do it. And then Newman Enterprises swoops in, takes up all the pieces as his company falls apart. To blatantly go after him right now seems too risky.

Victor: Or it’s a golden opportunity. His divisions fold nicely into our portfolio.

Nick: If we succeed in taking them over.

Victor: Son, have you ever known me to go into battle without believing I’d win?

Nick: I’m not dismissing the idea, Dad. I just think we need to carefully weigh the pros and cons before we make the move. Vick, we really got to go. We’re late for that meeting with VPs.

Victoria: But I would like to revisit this sooner rather than later. It’s a good opportunity. I wouldn’t want to see it slip away.

[ Door closes ]

Audra: I was surprised to hear from you. Last time we spoke, you wanted nothing to do with me.

Tucker: Yeah. I let my temper get the best of me. I apologize. It’s a part of myself that I really don’t like and I’m trying to evolve past. [ Sighs ] But, um…I miss — I miss our conversations and — and your take on things. And I’m in a bit of a crossroads now, and I could use some of that.

Audra: So, you called me here to entertain you.

Tucker: No. No.

Audra: Then you want some kind of information out of me?

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] When did you get so cynical?

Audra: The day I met you. You know, I’ve known you way too long to fall for this “Let’s have an innocent chat” line, okay? Just get to the point.

Tucker: Uh [Clears throat] I was actually wondering if you knew anything about Newman Media’s pursuit of Daniel Romalotti’s new gaming platform.

Audra: Ah! There it is. You want me to use my connections and resources to collude with you again? I’d think you would have more important things to do, like, um, fly to Paris and beg Ashley for forgiveness or mending the rift with your son. Wait. Now I’m starting to think that everything you told me about coming to Genoa City to repair your relationships with them was absolute B.S.

Tucker: No. No. My desire to make things right with them was and still is sincere.

Audra: Ah.

Tucker: Yeah, but dwelling and sulking are not in my nature, so I need to keep moving forward. And this — this gaming project seems intriguing to me.

Audra: Keep your hands off that. If anyone is gonna snatch it away from Chancellor-Winters, it’s gonna be Newman Media.

Tucker: [ Laughs ] I got to say, the idea of competing with you on it makes it even more interesting. I miss you, Audra. I miss our partnership. And we were good friends, right?

Audra: We were. But you blew it.

Tucker: I know I did. I’m sorry.

Audra: Hey.

Tucker: Can we hit reset?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Thanks for, uh — for joining me.

Chelsea: Yeah.

Billy: Felt like I needed to get some fresh air, you know, clear my head a little.

Chelsea: Mm. I did, too. I was getting a little antsy in the apartment. And it’s nice to finally want to go out and want to go somewhere.

[ Sighs heavily ]

Billy: It’s a crisp, beautiful day.

Chelsea: It is. So, why do you have to clear your head? Is something on your mind?

Billy: No, nothing in particular, really. I guess I’m just, you know, thinking about you and your desire to find your purpose. That’s not an easy thing to do.

Chelsea: Mm.

Billy: Trust me. I’ve failed at it repeatedly.

Chelsea: Hey, don’t talk about my friend like that.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: I don’t know. I think the key to finding peace isn’t just [Sighs] figuring out what your purpose is. It’s figuring out what your purpose isn’t. And you are doing that work. You’re narrowing it down. You’re — you’re giving yourself space to explore, you know? I believe that you shouldn’t just choose between things that people offer you. You need to trust yourself and pave your own path.

Billy: That’s a very generous perspective of my life.

Chelsea: [ Laughs ]

Daniel: Lily has been one of the truest and most genuine people that I’ve known for as long as I can remember. If anyone can be trusted, it’s her.

Phyllis: Listen, I really like Lily. I do. And I understand that you have loyalty toward her. I totally get where that comes from. But it just seems to me that her company is imploding. I really think you should get out while you can.

Daniel: Huh. Well, this is just a little bit ironic, don’t you think? I mean, it seems like you’re sitting here telling me that I should cut all ties before they drag me down. You literally just let an old grudge ruin your career and your relationship with Summer.

Phyllis: Okay. Okay. Daniel, everything that I said and I predicted about that situation proved that I was correct.

Daniel: That’s great. That’s fantastic. What did being right get you? [ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ]

Billy: You know, I’ve had a lot of time to think. I don’t have a job. Living alone at the Grand Phoenix, you know, plenty of time to ponder my loneliness, my likes, my dislikes, my joys, despair. I’ve had a lot of sobering moments. But, you know, it’s like I said last time we were hanging out. When I see you, it’s, uh — you know, it’s like a highlight of my day. I guess I’m realizing in all of this that we’ve — we’ve lived parallel lives for quite some time.

Chelsea: Well, that’s kind of a stretch.

[ Both chuckle ]

Billy: Well, maybe my issues haven’t been quite as intensive as yours, but, you know, there are similarities there, both emotionally and mentally. You know, this — this journey that we’re on — I don’t know. I guess that’s maybe why we connect. I guess what I’m saying is I’m very grateful for this friendship.

Nate: Everything okay?

Audra: Yeah, absolutely. Ready to jump back in.

Nate: Whatever you had to do seemed to put a pep in your step.

Audra: Oh, I, uh, had to put some issues from my past to bed. And, um, yeah…I feel good.

Nate: I hope this brush with the past doesn’t involve anything that might take you away from Newman and back to London.

Audra: I’m not looking for a new gig. I like it here. But it’s good to know that I’m valued. And I’m coming around the idea of going after Omege Sphere.

Nate: Really? Great.

Audra: So let’s put our heads together and figure out a way.

[ Knock on door ]

Victor: Baby, you have been awfully quiet since we broached the subject of potentially acquiring Tucker McCall’s company.

Nikki: I’m hoping that Michael will find something that will make a takeover less hostile and risky.

Victor: I’m still in favor of making a move on his company.

Nikki: Well, I can certainly see the upside for us, although Newman Enterprises really isn’t lacking in anything right now. And for Victoria, I know for her it’s more the love of the game, which she inherited from you. What I don’t understand is why you seem to be so invested in this.

Victor: Baby, you just said that Victoria inherited her love of the game from me. Doesn’t that explain everything?

Nikki: Not this time.

Victor: Hmm.

Nikki: It seems like you are specifically going after Tucker McCall. And if that’s the case… I want to know why.

Nick: I am glad that didn’t take long.

Victoria: I know. The VP meetings are much more efficient when we eliminate all the small talk at the beginning.

Nick: Agreed. Thank you, Andy. What looks good to you? I’m starving.

Victoria: Before we worry about what we’re gonna eat, I have to ask you — why are you not sold on this Tucker idea? I mean, the upside is enormous. The reach of McCall Unlimited is international, and having that brand under the Newman umbrella, it would just solidify our position in the global community. Plus, snatching Tucker’s company out from underneath him would be delicious karma, especially after all of his past lies and machinations.

Nick: That’s all true, but something about this doesn’t sit right with me. I can’t shake the feeling that this is all part of a bigger plan that Dad’s put in motion by telling us about it.

Victoria: Well, that wouldn’t be the first time.

Nick: Doesn’t make it alright.

Victoria: Anything else troubling you?

Nick: [ Sighs ] What do you mean?

Victoria: I don’t know. Call it sisterly intuition, but I feel like you’ve been carrying around this personal weight all day. Whatever it is, you can talk to me about it, alright? Because if we have learned anything this past year, it’s that we can trust each other. Tucker. Join us.

Tucker: Hey.

Victoria: Hi.

Daniel: Sorry for stopping in unannounced and for all the confusion with my mother earlier. I just wanted to clear the air. Obviously, she overstepped. Her intentions were good, but she jumped the gun on something that she doesn’t know a lot about and doesn’t have any control over.

Audra: I suspected as much since I remember hearing about your collaboration with Chancellor-Winters when I worked there, and I assume it wasn’t as easy as just placing a bid.

Daniel: You’re right. It’s not. I have an active contract with them, and I have every intention of honoring it. After our encounter, I just felt like I should come here in person and, you know, clarify any misconceptions. But if anything does change in the future, I’d be happy to sit down and discuss possibilities. So, again, sorry for any confusion.

Nate: Uh, hold on a second. If you have a few minutes and there’s an opportunity for some kind of future collaboration, however small the chances are, what’s the harm in letting us sell ourselves to you?

Chelsea: You’ve been thinking about this a lot, haven’t you?

Billy: Does it seem that way? Well, I guess it’s just, you know, we’ve — we’ve both had our fair share of struggles.

Chelsea: Mm.

Billy: And I’m not comparing mine to yours or anything like that, but I know — I know that darkness…

Chelsea: Mm.

Billy: …When you’re trying to find that light or that saving grace. I know that feeling. You know, we’ve both been adrift when it comes to finding a career or something that fulfills us. And don’t take this the wrong way, but we both struck out on love.

Chelsea: Alright, alright, I get it.

Billy: You’re not finding any comfort in what we have in common?

Chelsea: No, please, please carry on.

Billy: I don’t know. You know, it’s just we’ve both fought back against being pigeonholed into these opportunities that other people think are right for us.

Chelsea: Mm-hmm.

Billy: Instead, we search for what makes us feel good, what our passions are. And I think — [ Sighs ] I think that’s what I loved about the podcast, you know? I mean, the back-and-forth was great, of course, but I think it was getting to know each other on that — that deeper level.

Chelsea: I think so, too. You know, when you said the parallel lives thing earlier, I thought you were just trying to make me feel less alone, but now I believe you actually mean it.

Billy: I do. You know, I’m — I’m very proud of all the work that you’ve done and how determined you are. And it makes me feel determined, too.

Chelsea: [ Breathes deeply ]

Nate: The first thing I would say as far as Chancellor-Winters versus Newman goes is that Audra and I have worked at both places and we have found Newman Media to be a much happier business home.

Daniel: Well, I’m sorry you didn’t have a good experience at Chancellor-Winters, but that hasn’t been the case for me.

Audra: You had to have noticed the turmoil there.

Daniel: I am committed to Lily and her company. My word — it means a lot to me. When I make commitments, I do my best to honor them and to not betray the people that believe in me. This project means everything to me. It’s literally my future. It’s not a “sell to the highest bidder” kind of thing. So, I hope that’s something that you can both understand and accept and respect. [ Chuckles ] Again, thank you for your time.

Nate: I am more intrigued than ever.

Audra: If you intend to go after Daniel’s platform, you should know you have some competition waiting for you. Tucker McCall has the same idea.

Nate: And you know that how?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] You did not have to walk me home, but that was a very chivalrous gesture.

Billy: All good. Um, so, listen. I, uh — I have a few things to take care of today, but maybe we can grab dinner soon.

Chelsea: Sure. Um…I could cook us something.

Billy: Yeah, yeah, we can do that, or we could — could go out, you know, unless it’s too stressful.

Chelsea: No. I don’t think it would be too stressful. I’d like that.

Billy: Okay, good. Some food, some — some fun.

Chelsea: Yeah.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Alright, uh… well, we’ll figure it out.

Chelsea: Sounds great.

Billy: Okay. Have a good one.

Chelsea: You too.

Billy: Okay.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: See you.

Victor: But I have other reasons for wanting to acquire McCall Unlimited.

Nikki: Care to fill me in?

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] I have a feeling that one of the divisions might be appealing to Adam when he comes back.

Nikki: You mean if he comes back. Victor, don’t tell me that’s what this is about — trying to lure Adam back to Newman Enterprises.

Victor: No, no, no, no. As I said, there would be many benefits to acquiring McCall Unlimited.

Nikki: And you realize that your other children are not pawns in your constant battle with Adam, right?

Victor: I know that. Don’t you worry, okay? I’ve thought this through. I think this will be good for everyone concerned. But when Adam realizes that we have McCall Unlimited in our portfolio, that would give him a very strong reason to stay.

Tucker: A, uh — [ Laughs ] an invitation from the Newman siblings? That’s…a suspicious surprise.

Victoria: No, we — we just wanted to talk.

Tucker: Oh, really? What about?

Nick: Your future plans.

Tucker: Yeah, I figured. Say, did you fill him in on the nasty rumor you started that I’m coming after your company?

Victoria: Oh, that? Uh, no, I — I hadn’t given it a second thought since we spoke, since the idea of you being successful at it is dubious at best.

Tucker: What, then?

Victoria: Oh, we just wanted to let you know that there’s another nasty rumor floating around.

Tucker: Oh. Do tell.

Nick: Your company’s in trouble.

Tucker: Well, you know you’re on top when people feel the need to start gossiping about you. But, uh, I don’t believe rumors. Neither should you.

Next week on “The Young And The Restless”…

Nate: Someone else in my place might wonder if you’re working Tucker…or me… or both of us.

Phyllis: I’m going out of town. Um, I just wanted to let you know.

Summer: Okay. Where — where are you going?

Phyllis: I’m going to meet with Heather. [ Sighs ] I’m gonna convince her to take your brother back.

Kyle: I found something interesting, something I think you can use to get Adam out of the company.

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Tucker: Ah. Thank you. Hey, daniel.

Daniel: Tucker mccall. Yeah, I heard you were back in town. I’m sure that so many just love having you here.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: How’s the reception been?

Tucker: Nice to see you, too.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ]

Tucker: Actually, the timing couldn’t be better.

Daniel: Why is that?

Tucker: Oh, I’ve been hearing great things about your new gaming venture. I must say, it sounds intriguing.

Daniel: Really?

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Daniel: What have you heard and from whom?

Tucker: Mm. Word around town, you know. Plus, I had an interesting conversation with your mom about it.

Daniel: Hmm. Yeah, well, my mom can’t help but brag about my new idea.

Tucker: Mm.

Daniel: Still in the very early stages, though, so got to be protective of my intellectual property. I’m sure if anyone can understand that, it’s you.

Tucker: She didn’t divulge any secrets or anything. But I did gather that you are looking for a new backer. So, as long as we’re here, why don’t you let me refill your coffee and — and make you a pitch as to why that backer should be me?

Audra: Regina is a fireball. I told you she knows her stuff.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] And you. You said all the right things to get her on board with helping us to launch our showcast initiative.

Audra: You were pretty savvy, too, nailing a few of the key details that, you know, could be beneficial to newman media if the deal goes through. I think we just might have hooked her.

Nate: I got that sense, too.

[ Chuckles ]

Audra: Listen, I appreciate you giving me the chance to dive in like this.

Nate: Of course. That’s the kind of collaboration I want to see around here. Speaking of which, I have a meeting now that I’d like you to sit in on. It’s with daniel romalotti. He has a new gaming concept that sounds like it might be promising.

Phyllis: Hey. I’m a little early. Is that okay?

Nate: Of course. Of course. Come in.

Phyllis: Okay, great.

Nate: I asked my new coo, audra charles, to sit in on this pitch. Audra, this is phyllis summers, daniel romalotti’s mother. She set this meeting up.

Phyllis: Nice to meet you.

Audra: Hi.

Phyllis: Hi. Um… uh, well, alright. Well, I am ready. Uh, shall we proceed?

Nate: Don’t we need to wait for daniel? You told me this was your son’s project. I was expecting to hear his vision directly.

Lily: Great. Sounds like we have a deal then. Okay, well, let’s follow up tomorrow. Alright. Bye. Oh. Thank you. Hi.

Billy: Just like you, multitasking, of course.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yes, always. Well, thank you for the assist.

Billy: Yeah. There was a time that that was my job, right? Make sure that your day ran smoothly.

Lily: Yes. When you were my coo.

Billy: That, too.

Sally: I know, chloe. I cannot believe that jill did that to us, either. I mean, we came all this way to meet her, and she just canceled on us with no explanation? I mean, who does that?

[ Scoffs ] Right. Yes. No. Jill does that. Yeah, I think I’m gonna stay in L.A. For a little while. I don’t know. Maybe she’ll change her mind, or maybe I’ll just barge in her office and give her a piece of my mind.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. I mean, it sounds like a lot of fun.

[ Chuckles ] Alright. Yeah, I will, uh — I’ll let you know how it goes. Alright. Bye.

[ Sighs ]

Nick: Sally, I’ve been through this a few times. Is there a chance this is morning sickness?

Sally: I just didn’t want to say anything until I was sure.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: I’m pregnant.

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]

[ Exhales heavily ] Okay.

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Sally: S’up?

Nick: S’up? I, um — I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: Are you as happy as i am right now?

Jack: How could I not be? Everything feels so right.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: What is that smile on your face all about?

Diane: [ Laughs ] Oh, I bet you can guess.

Jack: Yeah, probably the same thing that put a smile on my face this morning.

Diane: Mm. Wait, jack. We — we really shouldn’T.

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Summer: Good morning. Diane, you’re here awfully early.

Jack: Because she spent the night…again.

Kyle: Really? Why? Are you still worried about mom’s safety? Does that mean harrison’s in danger also?

Jack: No, no, nothing to worry about. Stark is still being held without bail. Our plan worked. We are all safe from that criminal.

Kyle: Well, that’s a relief.

Jack: There’s something the two of you should know.

Kyle: Good news for a change, I hope?

Jack: We think it is, yes. Hopefully you’ll agree. Um, my relationship with diane has taken a turn… romantically speaking.

Sally: So, you were thinking of me here in L.A. And didn’t want to send a text like a normal person?

Nick: Me? No way. I’m old school. I wanted to hear your voice. In fact, I’m so old school, I’m calling you from a rotary phone built in 1973.

Sally: [ Laughs ]

[ Groans ]

Nick: Hey, what’s that groan about? Is that because of the joke, or are you still having morning sickness?

Sally: A little of both.

Nick: You okay?

Sally: Yeah. I’m actually doing better than last week. I’m just a little shaky this morning.

Nick: Well, you might also just be a little nervous because you’re meeting with jill. Sally, you and chloe — you’re prepared. You’re going to kill it.

Sally: Yeah. We’ve been working hard. Uh…I’m just a little distracted. I’m sure you are, too.

Nick: Yeah. It’s, uh — it’s been on my mind a lot.

Sally: I’m sorry.

Nick: For what?

Sally: Well, I feel like i just dropped this huge news on you and then I just a minute later jumped on a plane to california.

Nick: No, I don’t want you to worry about that, alright? You’re the one who has a lot on your plate right now. Speaking of which, are you eating healthy?

Sally: Yes.

Nick: Okay. Also getting a lot of rest, drinking water, taking your vitamins?

Sally: Yes, yes, and yes, dr. Newman.

Nick: Good — ’cause that’s all you should be worrying about right now, is taking care of yourself and the baby.

Sally: Oh, is that all I have to worry about?

Nick: Well, the baby and your meeting with jill.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Uh, well, you know, daniel and I are partners. Um, he’s the creative, and i handle all business matters. Um, so I’m just here as, um, the advance team, um, here to gauge interest.

Nate: I see.

Phyllis: Yeah. And if this goes well and you are, in fact, interested, I’ll set up a meeting with daniel.

Nate: Okay.

Phyllis: Okay?

Nate: Proceed.

Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. Well…how do I start? My son has created a new gaming platform. It’s, uh, innovative. It’s obviously creative. It’s — it’s gonna change gaming, quite honestly. And it has the potential to be incredibly lucrative. It appeals to adults and young people alike. Not only that — it is emotionally and psychologically productive.

Nate: I sense a mother’s pride.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, of course, but, I mean, you know I’m a gamer, right? So I know when something works and when something is good. I mean, I wouldn’t be here if i wasn’t passionate about this project.

Nate: Well, your enthusiasm is contagious.

Phyllis: Oh, thank you. Thank you. Well, it is a game changer, pun intended.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I get it. And I love what I hear.

Audra: If this is as good as you say it is, I’m guessing there are other corporations interested. Are we the first to hear this pitch, or are you trying to start a bidding war?

Daniel: Are you really serious about this?

Tucker: I wouldn’t be sitting here with you wasting my time or yours if I wasn’T.

Daniel: Do you know any of the details about my project?

Tucker: I know enough. And I’m pretty sure mccall is a match in a lot of ways. Why don’t you tell me more about what you’re looking for?

Daniel: Deep pockets, creative freedom.

Tucker: Of course.

Daniel: But you obviously heard enough from your conversation with my mother to be interested already. So, why don’t we just skip to the part where you dazzle me? I’d like to thank our sponsor liberty mutual.

Phyllis: You both know how the gaming field works, right? Usually when there’s a lot of interest about a project, yeah, people talk and it becomes a hot commodity. So, that’s why I came to you. I, you know, just wanted to make sure that you wanted in quickly, on the ground floor.

Nate: Well, look, um, I pride myself on being bold and decisive, but before I can make a move on an investment of this magnitude, I would have to have further discussions with daniel involved.

Audra: I agree with nate. I would like to hear from someone other than the creative’s proud mother before making an investment.

Phyllis: Great. Well, I will set up a meeting with daniel, but that’s why I’m here. He’s the creative, and creative geniuses — they need their energy and their time protected. And that’s what I do. I protect him, so… well, if there’s truly interest in daniel’s project, then I will set up a meeting with him. Thank you for your time.

Nate: Thank you, phyllis.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Nate: I like what I heard. But I get the feeling you’re somewhat reticent.

Tucker: I heard that you got the venture set up at chancellor-winters, but that phyllis has also pitched it to newman. If creative control is what you’re after, both those companies are a very bad fit.

Daniel: How would you know that?

Tucker: I know how the newmans work. And I know jill very well. So, if you think you’re gonna have any autonomy at either of those places, think again. I, on the other hand — I know how you’re feeling. I know — I know the hunger and the drive you have. I know what it’s like to build something from nothing ’cause I’ve lived that. There’s a sense of ownership, that it’s hard to let go of, right?

Daniel: Mm. Well, this is more than, you know, just being about ownership or ego. My platform isn’t just a game. It has a bolder mission to transform people’s lives.

Tucker: Terrific. As someone whose, uh, spiritual soul was reborn at an ashram, I can get behind any platform that’s, uh, life-affirming, as well as entertaining and, uh, lucrative. Hey, I got to tell you, I did a little research on you. Um, it’s led to a couple assumptions.

Daniel: Like what?

Tucker: Well, I know that your partner and daughter are now living in portugal. Is that right?

Daniel: That’s right.

Tucker: Yeah.

Daniel: I’m not really sure how details of my personal life are really any of your business. But you know what? You want to know what I’m looking for in a corporate partner? It’s, um… it’s one who doesn’t pry where he’s not welcome.

Sally: You know, if chloe and I make a deal with chancellor-winters, I might have to move out here.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Really?

Sally: I mean, it’s a possibility. How would you feel about that?

Nick: Um, I guess the, uh — the bigger question is, how would you feel about that? Could you live there again?

Sally: I mean, it’s nice when the sun is shining. And it’s always shining. It’s vibrant and exciting. It might be the best thing for me, professionally.

Nick: Well, if that is the best thing for you, sally, then, um…we’ll make it work.

Sally: So, you would support me if I had to pack up and move back to california?

Nick: I would.

Nick: But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, alright? You and chloe still need to make your pitch, and then we will take it from there. But whatever happens, I will support your decision. We’re gonna make this work, sally.

Sally: You’re right. Yeah. We will make it work.

[ Chuckles ] And I’m not moving back to los angeles. I feel like genoa city is my home. I belong there… with you.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Billy: I’ve been thinking about you. How did everything go with devon?

Lily: Well, I would love nothing more than to talk shop with you…

Billy: Ah, yeah.

Lily: …’Cause I really miss those days. But I think I shared a little more than I should have.

Billy: You always led with integrity. Just one of the things that i admire about you.

Lily: How are you? Have you figured out your next life move?

[ Both chuckle ]

Billy: No. No. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. Although I do have a few ideas that I miss running by you, too.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: What do you say? You want to grab coffee? We can talk about anything but chancellor-winters. That’s me before dawn powerwash.

Lily: I would love to. I — I really would. But I have such a crazy day ahead of me.

Billy: Hey, it’s okay. No problem.

Lily: But thank you for helping me with my coat.

[ Both laugh ] And for understanding what I can and can’t talk about right now. But, listen, I’m sure if you call jill, she will give you an earful. I just — I don’t feel like it’s my place.

Billy: Yeah, that’s what I’m worried about. I’m actually gonna steer clear of my mother right now. I don’t feel like putting myself in the line of fire.

Lily: I hope you know that nothing I’m dealing with at chancellor winters is because of you.

Billy: Thank you. Appreciate that. And I’m sorry about everything you’re going through. But I do know that you’ll figure it out.

Lily: Thank you. I hope you find what you’re looking for, too. Bye.

Billy: Yeah. Bye.

Diane: How do you feel about this? I know there’s been a lot going on around here, and, well, this is another change to take in.

Kyle: We wondered if this might be coming. We’ve seen the signs of the two of you growing closer, but to be honest, we never thought it would actually happen.

Diane: Well, it kind of took us by surprise, as well. Look, I-I want you to know this was not my intention. I came back to town solely for the purpose of connecting with you. I mean, I never expected jack to forgive me for the past. But, kyle, you know more than anyone what a special man your father is. And I’m beyond grateful that he was able to appreciate the changes that I’ve made in my life, changes I’ve made for you.

Jack: Look, it may be premature to analyze all this right now, but I thought it was very important that you and summer both know. The last thing I want is for diane to feel she has to sneak around. She’s every bit as welcome here as you are. She’s family.

Kyle: I-I don’t know how i feel about all this. So I apologize if I’m not ready to fully embrace the idea of the two of you being back together. But you two seem happy. And of course I’m all for that.

Jack: I’d like to think you could be pleased for us. That’s all I can ask. Oh, and to your point — yes, we are very happy.

Summer: Okay. Well, um, kyle and I actually have to get going. We’ve got that, um, breakfast meeting that we’ve got to get to, remember?

Kyle: Right, right. Um… we’ll see you later.

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I don’t think kyle was very pleased at all.

Audra: Daniel already has his project set up at chancellor-winters. I wasn’t privy to the details of the deal since it wasn’t pertaining directly to the ipo, but lily and devon talked of plans of building an entire gaming division around his idea.

Nate: Then why is phyllis coming to us?

Audra: [ Scoffs ] It doesn’t make any sense. Unless, you know, she and daniel are double-crossing lily and devon or trying to inflate their offer with a counteroffer.

Nate: Or…things are in flux at chancellor-winters. I’ve heard enough to be interested, but I don’t want to waste my time on it if we’re being used in some sort of chess match.

Audra: And I have to wonder about phyllis’ involvement. She strikes me as a bit of a loose cannon. But whatever it is, I am confident we can get to the bottom of this.

Tucker: If you feel i overstepped, I apologize. I certainly didn’t mean to be intrusive by looking into your personal life. I just feel like it’s — it’s important to understand the whole person, you know, their state of mind, especially people that I might be doing business with.

Daniel: And you think by digging up dirt on my family, you can do that?

Tucker: [ Clears throat ] Well, I’ve come to believe that it’s nearly impossible, if not impossible, to separate the personal from the professional. And so, given your circumstances with your family, um, there’s bound to be some sadness and some feelings of loss. So, that might affect your decision making. But, hey, I’ve been alienated from family, as well. And, uh, unfortunately, it was due to my own actions. But I know that, at the same time, that pain you feel from the past can be a strong motivator to set things right. Really, all I’m saying is I can tell that, for you, this venture is not about money. It’s not about subscriptions. It’s about trying to do something meaningful, important for you and your family, and showing to them that you can learn from your mistakes. And that’s — pfft. That’s what I am all about these days. So I would like to help you achieve that goal. I think together we could really achieve something meaningful.

Lily: Hello.

Tucker: Hello.

Lily: Sorry to interrupt. I just — I happened to hear your not-so-subtle pitch. Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you. I don’t know if you knew this, but daniel’s actually under a contract with me. Trelegy for copd.

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Kyle: Thanks. Two coffees, please. I’ve got to admit, I was pretty thrown, even more than I let on.

Summer: [ Sighs ] I guess my mom was right. Diane’s had her sights on jack all along.

Kyle: You think my mom came back for him?

Summer: No, of course not. She came back to reconnect with you. Her love for you and harrison isn’t in question, but you got to admit, reuniting with jack is a perk.

Kyle: I know, in theory, kids are supposed to want their parents to get back together, but given their history, i just — I can’t root for that.

Summer: Yeah, every time my parents reconnect, they end up crashing and burning. So I understand. On the other hand, diane is a bit of a step up from the last woman your dad fell for — sally spectra.

Kyle: Yeah, that’s an extremely low bar to clear. And my dad’s way more invested in my mom. So, if things fall apart, he’ll be devastated. I just wish they’d kept things platonic.

Summer: That would have been a lot more simple for everyone. I guess, even after all this time, they still have chemistry.

Kyle: Maybe it was inevitable, given everything they’ve been through since my mom came back to town, bonding over being parents and grandparents to working together to get rid of this threat with stark. I saw the signs, but, still, this is too fast.

Summer: It’s possible that the adrenaline from pulling off that caper against stark actually escalated things. There’s nothing more intoxicating than a little danger.

Diane: You know, I just feel like I’d already lost so much ground with kyle after this whole jeremy stark mess that he’s become wary of my motives. I just get the feeling that he’s afraid that I’m going to hurt you again. And I hate that.

Jack: I just wish he could know I would never be standing here if I thought there was any chance of that.

Diane: Jack, I want you to know that I would never do anything to drive you away again.

Jack: Oh, god —

Diane: No, after everything I’ve been through and — and all those years, I — I know what it’s like to lose you. And kyle. To be alone. And I will — I will never put myself at risk for that again.

Billy: Hey, you two. Sorry to interrupt, but I was just hoping that you could clear something up for me.

Kyle: What?

Billy: Jeremy stark’s arrest. How did that come about?

Kyle: Apparently, he stole a necklace from victor and nikki’s apartment in chicago. The police found his prints there and since he was already in the database it was easy to locate him here and now he’s back in jail where he can’t threaten my mother or anyone else again.

Billy: Well, that’s good. But it does seem odd, doesn’t it? I mean, everything I’m reading about the guy, he sounds like a high-stakes money launderer, and then he gets busted stealing jewelry?

Kyle: I guess his time in federal prison made him a more diversified criminal.

Billy: Well, if he didn’t learn the first time, I doubt he will the second time. Good to see you both.

Kyle: See you.

Tucker: Yes, I’m aware that daniel is set up at chancellor-winters. But, uh, apparently there’s some kind of snag with your intended ipo that’s holding things up? Certainly you didn’t expect your up-and-coming ventures to just sit around in limbo while you try to fix your company’s problem.

Lily: Well, I don’t know if you forgot, but you’re actually responsible for those snags and problems. You planted audra in our office, tried to take over our company. Remember that? And then devon figured it out. Daniel, this guy is unbelievable. You cannot trust him. He tried to betray his own son. He would have no problem betraying you.

Tucker: There are two sides to every story.

[ Chuckles ] Especially when it comes to family conflicts. Anyway, I will leave you two to it. Please think about what I said. Lily.

Lily: Daniel, you’re not actually thinking about breaking our contract to go with tucker, are you? Because that would be a huge mistake. Age-related macular degeneration may lead to severe vision loss.

Lily: Daniel, I thought that you had faith in me, that I want to make omega sphere real.

Daniel: Yeah. No, I do. I don’t want to back out of our deal. Look, the holdup’s making me nervous, and I am anxious to move forward for a lot of reasons, all of which you already know. And I did not seek out tucker. The man came to me.

Lily: How did he even know to come to you?

Daniel: Apparently, my mother put a bug in his ear, something which I’m really not too happy about.

Lily: Oh, my god. Please tell me you didn’t buy anything that he was saying. He is such a snake. I am telling you.

Daniel: No, no, no, I get it. I mean, you’ve made how you feel about the guy perfectly clear.

Lily: Look, daniel, I — i know why you want to make this launch happen quickly. I know — ’cause you want to show heather and lucy that you have turned your life around. I get that. And I want to make that happen for you.

Daniel: I believe you.

Lily: But you know that i can’t move forward with any projects until we figure out this thing with the ipo. You know that.

Daniel: Honestly, that’s what’s been making me so nervous. You know, it’s like I want nothing more than to move forward on this with you, but —

Lily: Look, daniel [Sighs] I know this is important to you, okay? And I want to make this happen. So I’m gonna make you a deal, okay? Give me one week. One week to make this happen. And I promise you, if I don’t, I’ll let you out of your contract.

Tucker: Hi, phyllis.

Phyllis: Tucker.

Tucker: Hey, I just had a very interesting and productive conversation with your son.

Phyllis: Did you?

Tucker: I did. And the good news is he sees the wisdom in bringing me aboard.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] I told you to keep away from my son. You went behind my back.

Tucker: Didn’t you go behind his back to pitch the business to newman media? Daniel tried to hide it, but i could tell he had no idea.

Phyllis: Stay away from my son. I mean it. Neither my son nor I want anything to do with you, business-wise, at all. And I’ll take the next one, by the way.

Tucker: Alright. You should talk to daniel about that because you might get a different perspective. As far as I know, uh, it’s his project and you’re just along for the ride.

Audra: I know.

Lily: Ohh. Well, look what we have here — the ceo and coo of newman media. I’m so happy you two landed on your feet. That’s amazing. Clearly, the company you work for has questionable business ethics.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Daniel, I liked what I heard from phyllis about your new gaming venture. I am eager to hear from you directly about your —

Lily: Wait, I’m sorry. You are talking to tucker and you have your mom talking to nate?

Daniel: Hold on. I had nothing to do with any meeting at newman media. She obviously acted on her own and quite prematurely.

Audra: I thought something seemed off.

Daniel: [ Sighs heavily ] You know, I’m really sorry that my mother wasted your time. Um, I’ll make sure that she’s better informed about my goals in the future. I’m gonna check in with you later.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: Stark is in jail, but the trouble he’s caused still lingers. Billy’s clearly not buying the story. Neither do nikki or chance. How long till all this falls apart?

Summer: This is why I said that plan was a mistake from the get-go, but no one wanted to listen to me.

Kyle: Mm. I know your feelings on the matter. And if you hadn’t insisted i stay out of it, maybe I could have helped my parents come up with a better solution.

Summer: You really think getting involved would be a better option? You should be thanking me for keeping you out of it.

Kyle: Come on, summer. I — [ Sighs ] I don’t want to argue. This has been a stressful enough time for all of us. Hopefully, no one will press us on the details of the cover story and we can all put this in the past.

Summer: I couldn’t agree more. There’s nothing I would love better than to go back to leading marchetti and enjoying married life with our wonderful son. No more family plotting. Which reminds me — have you made a decision yet?

Kyle: About victor?

Summer: Yes. And his plan to enlist you in forcing adam to fail at jabot? Please tell me that you turned him down.

Nick: You can do this. You and chloe are gonna get in that room with jill and you’re going to dazzle her. You got a great idea. You are ready. She wants to work with you. This is a slam dunk.

Sally: What are you, like, a part-time cheerleader?

Nick: Hey, if that’s what you need to get motivated, a rah-rah routine, I can do it. Let’s go. Rah, rah, rah.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Ah. Alright. You have put me back on the right track.

Nick: You’re gonna do this. You got it?

Sally: I got it. Thanks, nick. I’m really lucky to have you in my life. The baby’s really lucky to have you, too.

Nick: Good luck this morning.

Sally: I’ll be home soon.

[ Sighs ]

Diane: Mmm.

Jack: I could stay here forever.

Diane: Wouldn’t that be nice? We could just stay in this wonderful cocoon, not have to worry about anybody.

Jack: You still worried about kyle?

Diane: I can’t help it.

Jack: I understand your being concerned, but he needs time to process it. He’ll come around.

Diane: You think so?

Jack: I do.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Hey. I just hate to see worry like this. I will be by your side, making sure he knows how happy we are. Mmm.

[ Both breathe deeply ]

Kyle: All victor wants is to find a way to give adam a little push out of jabot.

Summer: And he wants your help in doing that. You can’t let my grandpa manipulate you this way.

Kyle: Whoa, he’s not manipulating me. I am in the driver’s seat.

Summer: I just can’t believe that you’re still even considering this.

Kyle: I explained my reasoning for that. I would only do it if I was certain I was protected and no one would find out about it — and for those textile mills for marchetti.

Summer: You know, there are other ways to gain control of those, if that is your endgame. But I’m starting to think that you’re just using that as an excuse.

Kyle: What do you think I’m really after then?

Summer: I’m afraid that your hatred for adam is your main motivation. And I would really hate to see you damage your relationship with your father over that.

Kyle: I would only do it if i was sure he wouldn’t find out.

Summer: But no one can guarantee that, not even my grandpa.

Kyle: Okay, you’re right.

Summer: Look, colluding with my grandpa — it’s not a good idea. It’s not likely to end well. And I just would really love to avoid any more drama right now.

Kyle: That’s what I want, too.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Summer: What’s up?

Kyle: Um…nothing important.

[ Knock on door ]

Phyllis: Oh, hey! I’m glad you’re here. Listen, I have a lot to report. Um, but before that, I need to set you straight on something. Or, I should say, set you straight on someone.

Daniel: No. No, actually, I need to set you straight. I know what you did.

Phyllis: What are you talking about?

Daniel: Omega sphere. And while I appreciate that you were trying to help me, you need to stay out of this. I am not risking what I already potentially have with lily and chancellor-winters. You can’t just decide on your own to go and pitch my idea. No, you can’T. We are not partners. You work for me. And once again, I’m questioning why I hired you.

Nate: Have you had a chance to go over anything else about the new podcasts?

Audra: Uh, yeah. So, right now I’m filtering out based on availability and —

Billy: Boy, oh, boy, was i wrong about you. I mean, I really thought you were better than this. I thought you actually cared about your family, but I’m wrong. You have fully embraced the ruthless cliché of the c-suite executive, haven’t you? Backstab your family, jump to newman enterprises, and hire audra. Congratulations. I gave you far too much credit.

Audra: [ Sighs ]

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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Michael: Lauren?

Lauren: Ah! Perfect timing.

Michael: Any time I spend with you is perfect, my brilliant, ravishing wife.

Lauren: Well, thank you, my incredibly handsome husband, for the compliment.

Michael: One that’s so especially well-deserved. It’s not every day you win the lifetime achievement award for leadership in fashion.

Lauren: Oh, such an honor, and one that is made more momentous because I get to spend it with the people that I love the most


Gloria: Well, I’ve always approved of you. I doubt this Mary and I would have gotten along very well.

Lauren: Oh, truer words were never spoken.

Gloria: You know something? I’ve always been curious. I’ve never asked. But why did it end with you and Paul?

Lauren: You know, um, a few reasons. First and foremost was this guy name Shawn Garrett. When I met him, he was, you know, very kind. He said he’d been to all my concerts, and he wanted to start an official fan club for me. And then he became obsessed with me. He tried to ruin Danny’s career. And then he said that he would kill Paul if I didn’t divorce him. So, I did. I did to protect Paul. I tried to pretend to have feelings for Shawn, but when he found out how I really felt? To say that he lost it would be an understatement.

Shawn: [Panting] By the time

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Jack and Diane tell Kyle and Summer that they are now a couple and Kyle later tells Summer that he is worried Jack will get hurt if his relationship with Diane doesn’t work out.

Summer and Kyle argue about him helping Victor push Adam out of Jabot. Summer doesn’t think it is a good idea for Kyle to work with Victor because if Jack finds out he will be upset with him. Kyle gets a message from Victor asking to meet him to discuss next steps in the plan.

Phyllis meets with Newman Media to discuss Daniel’s gaming platform and Daniel is very upset that she met with Newman Media without his knowledge. Lily overhears Daniel talking to Tucker about his gaming platform and promises him she will make his gaming platform happen in a week or she will let him out of his contract.

Jill cancels her meeting with Sally and thanks to a pep talk from Nick she decides to do everything she can do to make her interior decorating business a reality.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, January 25, 2022

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Michael: Lauren?

Lauren: Ah! Perfect timing.

Michael: Any time I spend with you is perfect, my brilliant, ravishing wife.

Lauren: Well, thank you, my incredibly handsome husband, for the compliment.

Michael: One that’s so especially well-deserved. It’s not every day you win the lifetime achievement award for leadership in fashion.

Lauren: Oh, such an honor, and one that is made more momentous because I get to spend it with the people that I love the most.

Michael: Ahh!

Lauren: [ Laughs ]

Gloria: Oh! There she is, the woman of the hour!

Lauren: I’m so glad you guys are here.

Gloria: Wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Kevin: Chloe asked me to pass along her congratulations. She, of course, wanted to be here, but she’s traveling for business.

Lauren: Aw!

Kevin: You know how much she loves parties, fashion, you — not necessarily in that order.

Lauren: Well, I hope not!

Chloe: Wait!

Lauren: Oh!

Chloe: Do not get started without me!

Gloria: Yes!

Michael: Yeah!

Lauren: Yay!

[ Laughs ]

Michael: Oh, we are delighted that you’re able to join us.

Gloria: And is scott coming?

Lauren: Oh, unfortunately not. He’s on a reporting assignment in the middle east.

Kevin: Oh. What about fen?

Lauren: Ah-ha! There’s your answer.

Fen: Hi, mom. Way to go on the award. I’m so proud of you.

Lauren: Oh, sweetie. Thank you.

Fen: You look great, by the way.

Lauren: Thank you. You too.

Fen: Dad, you do, too.

Michael: Yeah, of course i do.

Fen: Good to see you.

Gloria: And grandma glo, my handsome grandson!

Chloe: So good to see you, as always, fen.

Fen: I’m glad to be here. Uh, everyone, this is my boyfriend, trey. Trey, this is my uncle kevin, aunt chloe, grandma gloria, last but not least, my dad, michael baldwin, and my mom, lauren fenmore.

Michael: It’S…it’s fantastic to meet you in person at last.

Trey: Same here. It’s lovely to meet all of you.

Michael: Well, i think I speak for all of us when I say that we are thrilled to have this opportunity to get to know you.

Fen: Well, we’ll have plenty of time for that. But right now, I think that trey is dying to talk to mom.

Gloria: Ooh!

Trey: Yeah, congratulations on your big award. I can’t believe I’m here this evening, let alone sitting at your table.

Lauren: Oh, it’s — it’s my pleasure.

Fen: So, trey is a buyer for fenmore’s in nashville.

Lauren: Oh!

Fen: But what you didn’t know is…

Trey: You’re an icon to me, ms. Fenmore. Truly, this is such a privilege. I can’t even tell you.

Lauren: Oh.

Fen: So, I’ve been telling him all about you. Talked about you a lot. But I thought he’d want to hear your life story from you directly.

Trey: Only if you’re up for it. I know this is your big night, so I don’t want to put you on the spot.

Lauren: Oh.

Trey: But, um, I do want to know all about the woman who raised the man I love.

Gloria: Oh!

Lauren: Aw! That’s so sweet. Alright, well, uh [Laughs] Where do I start?

[ All laugh ]

Trey: I guess from the beginning. And by that, I mean whenever your life first started getting interesting.

Lauren: Oh, well, if we’re going to go that far back, we all better settle in and get some cocktails, because this is gonna be one heck of a ride.

[ All laugh ] Did you know if you turn to cold with tide She didn’t want to be a moth

Lauren: So, without a doubt, I was daddy’s girl. My parents, they divorced when I was very young, and my mother decided she didn’t want to be a mother. So, my father, neil, he raised me, and I adored him. My mother, joanna? Uh, not so much.

Lauren: All I ever wanted was for you to be proud of me. But you never were. And I know why. Because you were trapped in a marriage and a family that you wanted no part of.

Joanna: That same family turned around and wanted no part of me.

Lauren: But what did you expect us to do?

Joanna: Obviously, I expected too much. Oh, lauren…

[ Sighs ] …If only I’d known you were carrying this around all these years.

Lauren: And if you had? Would it have made a difference?

Lauren: Being raised by a selfish ice-queen mother and an indulgent father who worked more hours than he should have could have contributed to the fact that I was such a handful as a teenager. But I had passion. And back then it was music. And I was so excited to be able to sing with danny romalotti.

Fen: I’ve actually seen videos of the concert. I mean, what a — what a trip. You were — you were seriously good.

Michael: Hey, your mother is a woman of many talents.

Lauren: Well, it was an extraordinary time in my life. And it didn’t hurt that danny was, like, the kindest, cutest guy I’d ever seen.

[ Laughs ]

Lauren: I guess I don’t need to ask you what you feel about my singing with you.

Danny: No, there’s — there’s no need to ask. It’s all settled.

Lauren: No dice, huh?

Danny: Did I say that?

Lauren: You mean?

Danny: Yes, I want you to do a song with me at my next concert.

Lauren: You mean — you really mean that?

Danny: Under one condition.

Lauren: What — anything.

Danny: That you wear more than your engagement ring on stage with me.

Lauren: [ Laughs ] You got it. You got it! Oh! Thank you. Oh, thank you.

Lauren: Danny was much nicer than I was back then. And when I found out that there was a rival for his affection, whoo! The mean girl in me came roaring out.

Lauren: Came out pretty good, didn’t it? A friend of mine took that at danny’s big rehearsal, remember?

Traci: Yes, I remember.

Lauren: And, naturally, danny wanted a copy. So, I got him one, too.

Traci: He told you we wanted a copy?

Lauren: He didn’t have to. I’m getting to know danny real well.

Traci: Yeah, I’ll bet.

Lauren: See you around, trace.

Traci: Don’t count on it, lauren.

Lauren: [ Sighs ] I was definitely not my best self back then.

Michael: Hey, you were young. You grew out of it.

Lauren: Not as fast as i should have. Honestly, I mean, I had everything a girl could ever want, and yet I was such a wild child. Ironically, getting in trouble is how I met my first husband.

Paul: Alright, just a minute, sweetheart.

Lauren: What? I —

Paul: I think you better come with me.

Lauren: No, but —

Paul: Come on.

Lauren: Paul is our chief of police now. But back then, he was a private detective. We shouldn’t have made sense, but we did.

Lauren: I thought you were busy working on a case.

Paul: Um, I changed my plans.

Lauren: Why?

Paul: So I could be with you, of course.

Lauren: Hmm. Well, then, I’m not going to complain.

Paul: You know, even 007 has to take a break every once in a while.

Lauren: 007?

[ Chuckles ] Well, in my opinion, you’re a perfect 10.

Trey: Sounds like a terrific guy.

Lauren: He is. And his parents were salt of the earth. His father, carl, was a retired police detective. And his mother, mary [Laughs] A devout catholic, very protective of her family. So, you can imagine how I went over.

[ Laughs ]

Mary: Listen — there is nothing wrong with not wanting to have children, nor is there anything wrong with wanting to stay single. But you have to be up front about it.

Lauren: You know, this is none of your business.

Mary: And that’s what i question about you. It’s not your values or your goals or what makes you happy. It’s the way you — you misrepresent yourself. Now, paul thinks that you’re going to marry him. He thinks you — he expects you to marry him and give him children.

Lauren: Now, has he said this? Has he said these words to you, mrs. Williams? Because let me tell you something. Paul and i have a great relationship. We have been through an awful lot and we have survived it all. And so, if anybody is going to know what’s best for paul, it’s going to be me. Now, I have some things to do. Goodbye, mrs. Williams.

Gloria: Well, I’ve always approved of you. I doubt this mary and I would have gotten along very well.

Lauren: Oh, truer words were never spoken.

Gloria: You know something? I’ve always been curious. I’ve never asked. But why did it end with you and paul?

Lauren: You know, um, a few reasons. First and foremost was this guy name shawn garrett. When I met him, he was, you know, very kind. He said he’d been to all my concerts, and he wanted to start an official fan club for me. And then he became obsessed with me. He tried to ruin danny’s career. And then he said that he would kill paul if I didn’t divorce him. So, I did. I did to protect paul. I tried to pretend to have feelings for shawn, but when he found out how I really felt? To say that he lost it would be an understatement.

Shawn: [ Panting ] By the time you wake up, lauren, it’s going to be too late. No one will ever hear you. No one will ever find you.

Paul: [ Grunting ] Oh, my god!

Lauren: Paul was my hero. I mean, I shudder to think of what would have happened to me without him.S and it was after that very uncertain, complicated time, after I suffered such a big loss, that I decided it was time. It was time to grow up. Hi, I’m katie.

Lauren: I was only in my 20s when my dad died. It was such a shock. I wasn’t prepared to lose him so soon, and I certainly wasn’t prepared to take on his life’s work.

Paul: “And a wistful sadness came over his face as he said, ‘my one and only regret is that my daughter lauren never joined me in the business. She’s a bright, talented, young woman, and she’d be a terrific asset to fenmore’S.'” Honor your father’s last request. Why don’t you take over the business?

Lauren: I was determined to make my dad proud.

Michael: Hey. You have. You took his legacy and made it even more successful than it was.

Lauren: Thank you for that. You know, once I took the reins and started running things, I actually grew into the role pretty quickly. You know, that brazen self-confidence I had as a child actually started to pay off. And that’s when I met my second husband, scott grainger. He was this amazing doctor. He was kind, handsome. Don’t worry, not like you, not like the love of my life, completely different.

[ Laughter ]

Scott: I never dreamed I could be this happy.

Lauren: Well, if you only knew what you’ve done for me, what you’ve brought to my life, peace and security that I feel.

Scott: Mrs. Grainger, will you do me the honor of having this dance?

Lauren: I’d love to dance with you, dr. Grainger.

Fen: So, dr. Grainger was scott’s dad, but he died when my brother was really little.

Lauren: Uh, we just, you know, we got married too soon, and we had a lot of problems. The main one was this nurse that he was working with who decided that she was the only woman for him.

Michael: Ooh. I was wondering when you were going to bring her up.

Lauren: Yep. You know, I thought I could handle anyone or anything, no matter how crazy. And then I met sheila. Little did I know that I was looking in the face of pure evil.

Lauren: You keep this up, and you’ll lose big.

Sheila: Are you threatening me?

Lauren: You’re damn right I’m threatening you. You don’t know the meaning of trouble. You mess with me, and you’re going to find out. So, why don’t you just stay away from my husband?

Sheila: I really —

Lauren: I’m a very powerful woman, and I wouldn’t forget that if I were you. Now, this will be your only warning. You keep your claws away from my husband, or you’re going to have to answer to me. And believe me. You don’t want to do that.

[ Telephones ringing ]

Lauren: And sheila didn’t stay away from scott.

Lauren: Sheila is pregnant?

Scott: Yes.

Lauren: And it’s your baby. Is that what you’re telling me?

Scott: Yes.

Lauren: She — she said — she told you it’s yours, right?

Scott: Lauren, I know it’s my child. She’s not involved with anyone else.

Lauren: So, all this time there was an involvement, and you denied it.

Scott: Honey, it’s not the way you’re making it soun–

Lauren: Well, how is it? Obviously, there was an involvement. You fathered her baby.

Scott: Lauren, I know this hurts.

Lauren: Oh, thank you for being so understanding.

Scott: Lauren, I am telling you this because I want to save the marriage, and I don’t think we can do that unless we’re totally honest with each other!

Lauren: You know, I told you about her!

Scott: Lauren —

Lauren: But you wouldn’t listen to me. You said, “no, she is just a good friend.” Was that before you slept with her or after?

Lauren: Turns out that, um, i was pregnant, too. I hid it from scott. Um, it was a baby boy, dylan. I loved him so much, and, um… he didn’t survive. And I struggled to put the pieces of my life back together. And sheila was, uh, so vicious and cruel.

Sheila: I know you don’t want to believe this, and I don’t want to disappoint you, but I did forget. Your dead baby isn’t always uppermost in my mind.

Lauren: How can you be such a vile, hateful person? How can you be so vicious?! How?! How?!

[ Both grunting ]

Sheila: [ Gasps ]

Lauren: Even then, I didn’t grasp how profoundly sheila hated me and how far she would go to hold onto scott… so much more than I ever could have imagined.

Lauren: Your mother just said that you switched babies at the hospital after my son was born.

Sheila: Sad, isn’t it? I told you she was delusional, lauren.

Molly: Liar!

Sheila: Can you imagine her saying such a thing?

Lauren: You’re telling me that this is just some delusion, some bizarre hallucination?

Sheila: Poor, poor mama. All this incessant chatter, and yet nothing you have to say makes any sense at all.

Molly: Liar!

Lauren: That made sense, sheila.

Sheila: Oh, you’re going to believe her, lauren? You’re going to believe the words of a deranged, hallucinating, old woman? She tells you this incredible story, and you’re going to accept it?

Molly: [ Stammers ] Yes.

Lauren: If what you’re saying is true, then my baby, my… my son is still alive.

Molly: Yes!

Lauren: Is it true? Is it true?! Answer me! Is it?!

Sheila: Alright, lauren. Yes. Everything my mother told you is absolutely true.

Molly: Sheila!

Sheila: Mother, would you just — aah!

[ All screaming ]

Lauren: Molly and I escaped, and I thought sheila perished in the fire. I thought I was finally rid of her. But that just began decades of torment. She showed up again and again, and she tried to destroy me. And, you know, even now, when I’ve been assured that she’s dead, I don’t really believe it. But if that bitch decides to resurrect, and she comes near me or anyone that I love, she will wish she had stayed dead.

[Coughing] I

Lauren: I learned a lot living in L.A. I met a lot of incredible people. But, ultimately, I made my way home. And thank goodness I did, because otherwise I wouldn’t have met this remarkable man.

Michael: Mm.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: Some things were meant to be.

Kevin: It’s true. You do seem destined to be together. But there was another step in there. I’m the reason the two of them got to know each other.

Trey: Oh, did you set them up?

Kevin: No, it’s nothing as sweet or simple as that.

Gloria: Nothing ever is in our family.

Kevin: When I met lauren, I was a total goner, completely smitten from day one.

Michael: Who wouldn’t be?

Lauren: And I thought you were a lovely young man who just seemed a little lost.

Kevin: I got it in my head that lauren was falling for me as hard as I was falling for her. And when I realized I was mistaken, I didn’t handle it very well.

Kevin: The day we met at the boutique, you told me how rare it was to find somebody in this world that was actually kind. And then you said that the older people got, the less likely they were to judge somebody before they really got to know them.

Lauren: Yes, I did.

Kevin: So, is any of that true, or is it just a bunch of empty words?

Lauren: No. That was sincere. That’s the truth.

Kevin: Okay. Because you didn’t know who I was then. Then I told you my name. You probably heard all the stories, you know, and you just assumed they were true. And you never even gave me a chance.

Lauren: I want to give you a chance now. Come on. Let’s work through this, please?

Kevin: No, no, no! There’s no way that’s going to happen — not after you made a total fool out of me.

Lauren: Kevin, just —

Kevin: No, no, no! Okay? That’s enough! No more games! It’s going to end here, now, tonight.

Kevin: Fortunately, lauren is one of the most forgiving people I’ve ever known. She cared about me, even though I was a total train wreck.

Michael: And lauren and i were talking a lot then, mostly concerning kevin. But pretty soon we realized that we couldn’t seem to get enough of each other.

Lauren: [ Laughs ]

Michael: And I was the goner.

Lauren: Oh, me too. I fell madly in love.

[ Laughs ]

Michael: And pretty soon, i realized that I would be an absolute fool if I didn’t ask this amazing woman to marry me. And so, I offered up my heart on a platter — or on a casino table.

[ Laughter ] But you got the idea.

Michael: It has been my experience that people have a way of thinking themselves out of the best thing that’s ever happened to them.

Lauren: And you think you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me?

Michael: Oh, I know I am. And you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me. No risk, no reward.

Lauren: Well… if you insist on having an answer out of me right this minute…

[ Sighs ] …I’m afraid the answer has to be… yes.

[ Both laugh ]

[ Noisemakers blaring ]

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: And I was on my way to becoming an official member of the baldwin-fisher clan.

Kevin: And everything that comes with it, starting with the wedding.

Gloria: I offered to plan the wedding. And, of course, I knew how skeptical they were. But it could not have been a more elegant ceremony.

Lauren: You did a magnificent job.

Gloria: Thank you.

Michael: My entire life grew brighter that day, like the grinch’s heart growing three sizes. I didn’t think there was room for any more love in this body of mine. Then fenmore came along — what a miracle you are.

Lauren: One of my greatest joys. And our family was growing.

Michael: Oh, in ways that we couldn’t predict, especially the fenmore side.

Lauren: Oh, wow. Yes!

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: I usually prepare for anything, but I did not see that coming at all. Oh-oh! Ma ma ma ma

[Clears throut]

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Fen: So, you know that jill abbott is my aunt, right?

Trey: Yeah.

Fen: Well, she wasn’t always. Or well, she was, but my mom didn’t always know they were sisters.

Lauren: Right. I mean, it came as a total shock. Jill’s adoptive mother told her that neil fenmore was her biological father. Of course, when she told me, I did not believe it.

Lauren: Your half-sister? How is that even possible?

Jill: Trust me. I am as shocked as you are.

Lauren: Where’d you hear this?

Jill: Liz told snapper when she was dying. She didn’t want the secret to die with her.

Lauren: So, tell me what she said.

Jill: Okay. She said that she has always known who abandoned me at the hospital. It was this young girl, a teenager — very poor.

Lauren: What was her name?

Jill: I don’t know her name. I do know that her boyfriend was willing to marry her. But the boy’s father, his whole family, objected very strongly. They were well-to-do. They were influential. They wanted their son to go to college and become successful. They didn’t want him to disgrace the family with an illegitimate child, you know. And his father put a lot of pressure on him until he was willing to walk away from my mother and me.

Lauren: So, this boy, your father…

Jill: Was neil fenmore, your father.

Michael: But the dna test proved it was true.

Lauren: I was not so gracious. The last thing I wanted to do was welcome jill into my family.

Fen: But they managed to work things out.

Lauren: Eventually. Yes, we still drive each other up the wall, but we get along pretty well. You know, most of the time.

Lauren: Are you really trying to justify having sex with a stranger in my office?

Jill: Oh! He wasn’t a stranger, okay? And I don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this.

Lauren: You know what? We were trying to have a very romantic anniversary dinner…

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: …Which you ruined.

Jill: Maybe if you didn’t have this place secured like the damn pentagon, I wouldn’t have accidentally set off the silent alarm! What are you laughing at?

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: Are you trying to blame me? Oh, my…

Jill: Oh, my!

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: [ Laughing ] We come in, guns blaring.

[ All laughing ] You should have seen the look on your…

[ Laughter continues ] Not to mention your hair!

Lauren: [ Laughs ] Oh, there’s never a dull moment in this family.

Michael: We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lauren: So true.

After advil.

Phyllis: My goodness.

Lauren: I’m so glad you came.

Phyllis: Oh, I wouldn’t miss this for the world, fashion expert extraordinaire.

Lauren: We’re just having some champagne before we go into the ballroom. Join us.

Phyllis: Oh, great. I’d love that. Hey, fen.

Fen: Phyllis, hi. I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend, trey.

Phyllis: Very nice to meet you.

Trey: You too.

Lauren: So, if they ever write a book about michael and me, this woman deserves a chapter.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness.

Kevin: A very long, twisted chapter. Mm.

Phyllis: No. No, definitely not. I like to think of us as a dynamic trio. You know what I mean? We have a very special bond, lauren.

Phyllis: If you would have asked me months ago how I would feel about being pregnant, um, I would have said it was the worst thing in the world. But…but I have to be honest with you. When I was at dr. Thompson’s today, I mean, I just realized how excited I am about this baby.

Lauren: Well, then, that’s all that matters, right?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Lauren: Okay. So… who do you want the father to be?

Phyllis: Um… how about michael? Is he available?

Lauren: No. Taken.

Phyllis: Okay. Too bad. He’s going to be such a great father.

Lauren: Yeah, he is.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Lauren: Hey, why did you see dr. Thompson tonight?

Phyllis: Oh, I, um, I was spotting and…

Lauren: Oh.

Phyllis: Yeah, but she wants me to do an amnio, just, you know, to be sure.

Lauren: You know, I had one today. Do you want me to go with you?

Lauren: You know, it’s easy to have friends during the good times, but it’s the one who really shows up when things aren’t so good that really counts.

Chloe: That is so true.

Trey: Not just with friends.

Phyllis: Well, you two, watch and learn. These two, their relationship goals — you have an incredible bond. I mean, they haven’t been, now, without conflict. That’s for sure.

Lauren: [ Laughs ] No.

Phyllis: But how they’ve navigated through it, you know? And they have a great relationship because they rely on each other. When one of them falls down, the other one leans down and picks them up.

Michael: Please, just end this.

Lauren: No, I won’t do it.

Michael: Don’t make me say things that will hurt you.

Lauren: You don’t think this hurts?

Michael: Oh, I know it does. And I want the pain to end for both of us. The only way that’s going to happen is if you accept the fact that I don’t want to be with you. I don’t love you anymore.

Lauren: I will not accept that. What we have is real, and i will never give up on us.

Michael: My wife is the bravest, fiercest human being that I have ever met. And we’re all the stronger for it. …Will remain radioactive for years to come.

Michael: Thank you guys so much for coming.

Kevin: Thank you!

Michael: Love you, love you, love you.

Kevin: Congrats again!

Michael: Kevin, call me.

Kevin: Love you all. Bye.

Michael: Bye! Thank you, phyllis.

Gloria: Bye, handsome son number one.

Michael: Bye, mumsy.

Fen: Bye. And I think we’re actually going to check out noah’s club.

Lauren: Alright.

Michael: Ah!

Lauren: Expect to see you far more often.

Fen: I know. Yes, ma’am.

Lauren: Right?

Fen: I love you.

Lauren: I love you.

Michael: Thank you so much.

Lauren: So nice to meet you.

Trey: You too.

Michael: Alright. Pleasure, trey.

Lauren: Bye.

Trey: Bye.

Lauren: I’m so grateful.

Michael: Mm-hmm!

Lauren: Fen is back on track, and he’S… he’s found love.

Michael: I don’t mean to be self-congratulatory, but I think phyllis got it right when she talked about us setting a good example for others. I mean, lord knows we have faced obstacles that would pulverize other couples.

Michael: Lauren?!

Lauren: In sickness and in health! Those were the vows that I took, and they weren’t just words. I meant every single —

Michael: Alright, neither of us expected this.

Lauren: But that doesn’t mean that I walk out on you. I love you. Cancer does not change that.

Michael: No, no, no. Cancer changes everything.

Lauren: It doesn’t have to!

Michael: It will!

Lauren: You shut me down! You drove me away! And you drove me to find peace and comfort and support elsewhere.

Michael: In another man’s arms!

Lauren: We made it this far because we pledged to love each other forever. We meant it.

Michael: Do you remember what you were doing one year ago today?

Lauren: Let’s see. One year ago today. Ooh, my nails? These poor things.

Michael: Okay, fine. If that’s how you’re going to play it, you’re not getting your anniversary gift.

Lauren: [ Gasps ] Gift? Gift?

Michael: Well, too late, too late.

Lauren: Why didn’t say in the first place?

Michael: I am so taking it back to the store.

Lauren: No, you are not.

Michael: Yes, I am.

Lauren: Not if I can find it first.

Michael: No, no. Stop!

[ Laughing ] Stop! Stop it! Stop it!

Lauren: No, I’m gonna find it!

Michael: Alright, alright. Right there. Go ahead. It’s yours.

Lauren: You gonna give it to me?

Michael: Yeah.

Lauren: Okay.

Michael: Yeah.

Lauren: Oh. Michael. I’m gonna pick yours up later, okay?

Michael: No, look. You have given me the most precious gift in the world…and it’s asleep! Open.

Lauren: Okay. Oh!

Michael: Lauren fenmore baldwin… I promise to love and honor and cherish you until the day I die.

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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Abby: Hi. I just wanted to drop off Dominic’s vitamins.

Devon: Oh. He’s not gonna like that you remembered. He hates these things.

Abby: Oh, that’s only because you don’t sing him the special vitamin song. Yeah. Which I will teach you after you tell me what’s on your mind. What’s up?


Tucker: You know, it’s a beautiful day, is it not?

Victoria: Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. You know, I think that it’s dinnertime in Paris right now. It must be gorgeous, with the lights twinkling on the seine, lovers walking arm in arm down the Champs-Elysées. And I’m sure that Ashley is glancing out at the Eiffel tower, basking in the fact that she escaped you. You must be so crushed that your plan to win Ashley back failed.

Tucker: Well, I must say, I’m very flattered you’ve been thinking of me so much.

Victoria: I do. I do think of you, tucker, as much as anyone thinks of an invasive species. Very difficult to eradicate, but once they’re gone, everybody’s so blissfully satisfied.

Tucker: Are you trying to tell me you think I should leave town?

Victoria: Ashley’s out of your reach. You’re out of reasons to stay.

Tucker: Well, why should i run away and deprive myself the pleasure of one-upping my enemies?

Victoria: I don’t think you’ve one-upped anyone this go-round.

Tucker: Give it time.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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In this special standalone episode the show celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Tracey Bergman playing the role of Lauren Vendors Baldwin. Lauren’s family and Phyllis gather at the Grand Phoenix to celebrate Lauren getting an award, honoring her contributions to the fashion industry. Lauren remembers the good parts of her life, as well as, the sad parts of her life. There are flashbacks shown to the audience from the first time Lauren arrived on the show as she remembers the important moments of her life in Genoa City

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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, January 24, 2022

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Daniel: Mind if I join you?

Phyllis: Oh, hey. Well, do you want to tell me what a miserable person I am, or listen to some of the ideas that I have, you know, or tell me I’m crazy? If I even have a job.

Daniel: I didn’t fire you, mom.

Phyllis: Right, well, that’s what it felt like. I mean, honestly, who talks to their mother like that?

Daniel: [ Sighs ] I was trying to offer very good advice. You need to let go of this unhealthy obsession with diane. I mean, it’s keeping you from focusing on this project, which I-I really, really want you to be a part of.

Phyllis: Okay, well, it didn’t sound like that was your point.

Daniel: Well, I’m sorry. I am. I love the idea of the two of us working together. I just need to know that you can let go of this vendetta. That’s it. So, I mean, your future with omega sphere is in your hands.

Abby: Hi. I just wanted to drop off dominic’s vitamins.

Devon: Oh. He’s not gonna like that you remembered. He hates these things.

Abby: Oh, that’s only because you don’t sing him the special vitamin song. Yeah. Which I will teach you after you tell me what’s on your mind. What’s up?

Devon: Oh, it’s nothing, really. It’s chancellor-winters stuff. Nothing you need to worry about.

Abby: Didn’t I just tell you that you were — you weren’t going to have to go through any of this alone? Come on. What’s up? Talk to me.

Devon: What’s the last thing I told you?

Abby: That you were trying to decide if you were going to stick with lily and jill taking chancellor-winters public.

Devon: Right.

Abby: And did you make a decision?

Devon: I did, yeah. Lily’s on her way over right now.

[ Cellphone pings ]

“Can you come over? I’ve got an idea.”

Tucker: That was fire. That’s what I remember and missed so much. Don’t tell me you don’T.

Ashley: That would be showing my hand.

Tucker: Ah, I think you already did.

Ashley: Mm, don’t be so sure.

Tucker: You see it, though, right? That together we’re stronger than whatever kept us apart.

Tucker: I’m sorry you had to hear that. You have to know that what he was accusing me of is just not true.

Ashley: Yeah, well, you know, I never trusted you anyway, so you couldn’t really sink any lower in my book.

Tucker: What are you talking about?

Ashley: Oh, well, all this — you know, all of this was just, um… you know, it was just an act so that I could get to the truth, you know? And because I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time…

Tucker: Okay —

Ashley: …Mission accomplished, you know? So…

Tucker: Hold on.

Ashley: Bye, tucker.

Tucker: Wait a minute, ashley.

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Tucker: You know, it’s a beautiful day, is it not?

Victoria: Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. You know, I think that it’s dinnertime in paris right now. It must be gorgeous, with the lights twinkling on the seine, lovers walking arm in arm down the champs-élysées. And I’m sure that ashley is glancing out at the eiffel tower, basking in the fact that she escaped you. You must be so crushed that your plan to win ashley back failed.

Tucker: Well, I must say, I’m very flattered you’ve been thinking of me so much.

Victoria: I do. I do think of you, tucker, as much as anyone thinks of an invasive species. Very difficult to eradicate, but once they’re gone, everybody’s so blissfully satisfied.

Tucker: Are you trying to tell me you think I should leave town?

Victoria: Ashley’s out of your reach. You’re out of reasons to stay.

Tucker: Well, why should i run away and deprive myself the pleasure of one-upping my enemies?

Victoria: I don’t think you’ve one-upped anyone this go-round.

Tucker: Give it time.

Daniel: Thank you. Mom, look, no one works harder than you, and no one is more creative. Hands down. I just need to know that you are fully focused on this job, and it’s not just an afterthought, or you’re coming up with new ways to go after diane.

Phyllis: You will get 97% of me.

Daniel: No. No 97%, mom. It needs to be all or nothing. Look, I want to work with you not just because of your insane gaming skills, but because of the way that they make you feel, you know? You light up like a little kid. And that’s the version of you that this platform needs.

Phyllis: I get it. I get it. Okay? You got me. I mean, this is more than just a business to you. I understand.

Daniel: Do you?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Daniel: Do you remember when I asked you to be a part of this venture? I sat there with you and dad. I told you how I felt everything in my life had just gone sideways. You know, how heather and lucy, they — they were finally sick and tired of my self-serving, toxic attitude? “Finding princess louisa” was born out of that chaos. And it’s the centerpiece. I mean, it is the jewel in the crown of the entire gaming platform. Finding your inner strength, using it to turn bad into good, dark into light. Are you with me here?

Phyllis: Yeah, I am. It means a lot to you. I get it.

Daniel: This project is me taking control of my life. It’s me taking what was left behind when my family left me and figuring out a way to move in a positive direction. And I want nothing more than for the two of us to go on this journey together. I’m — I’m serious. But, you know, if — if the wind doesn’t start blowing in our direction, the ship might be dead in the water.

Phyllis: Wait, wait, wait. What are you talking about? Is there a problem with chancellor-winters? Is everything okay there?

Lily: Hey.

Devon: Hi.

Lily: I’m really glad that you called. I really think that we can figure out — abby. Hi.

Abby: Hi.

Lily: Sorry, I didn’t know that you were going to be here. Should we reschedule?

Devon: No, don’t have to at all. She just stopped by.

Abby: I was just dropping off dominic’s vitamins. Um, I’ll talk to you later?

Devon: Yeah, for sure, but you’re more than welcome to stay, too, if you want. She knows everything that’s been going on.

Abby: Well, I — none of the details. You know, I just know that this has taken a toll on devon.

Lily: Yeah. Well, I’m glad he has someone to talk to about it, ’cause this has been really hard on all of us. But I really think that we can find a solution that we all can live with.

Devon: Well, that’s just it. I think that, uh, it needs to be more than just something we can live with. I think that the solution should be something that we all feel good about. And your and jill’s offer to buy me out doesn’t really make me feel good.

Lily: Well, you haven’t heard numbers or specifics —

Devon: I know, I haven’t, and I don’t really need to, ’cause I’ve made up my mind. And my answer is no. I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

Daniel: Look, you know how things go at newly merged companies.

Phyllis: Yeah, everything’s in flux. I get it. You didn’t elaborate before, but you sort of insinuated that omega sphere could be in jeopardy at chancellor-winters.

Daniel: Well, lily told me she’s still interested in launching the platform.

Phyllis: But there’s no guarantee.

Daniel: I have a contract.

Phyllis: Well, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have the commitment from the two ceos. So the contract is not that important. Listen, we’re talking about a game that’s still in development, at a company that’s unclear. I mean, there are no guarantees here.

Daniel: Sometimes you just got to have faith.

Phyllis: Yeah. You know what’s better than faith? Cold, hard cash and job security. I mean, they could be thinking that this is too much of a risk. Hmm. I’m not going to let that happen to you.

Daniel: Well, unfortunately, it’s not in your hands.

Phyllis: Hmm. Really? Did you really say that to me? You underestimate me, my son. I fight for my children, and you know that. I also listen to them. I’m going to take what you said about diane to heart.

Daniel: Really?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. What, you don’t believe me? What, I have to wait a lifetime to change my mind? I could just change my mind right now. I need to move on. I agree with you. I need to forget about the past and put my attention on omega sphere and everything that you want that to be, like — like, um, princess louisa’s garden.

Daniel: I really hope you mean that.

Phyllis: I do mean that. I do. And I also want to help you out with this, because I don’t want this to just be in corporate limbo. Do you know what I mean?

Daniel: No, what are you saying?

Phyllis: Well, what I’m saying is, if chancellor-winters doesn’t get on it, we may have to get a backup plan.

Victoria: I think that time is probably the last thing that you need, given that you have other people doing your dirty work for you.

Tucker: What does that mean?

Victoria: I know about your connection with audra charles. She’s working for you behind the scenes. Stilettos on the ground, worming her way into chancellor-winters, reporting back to you, sharing insider secrets.

Tucker: I can’t imagine where you would hear such a thing.

Victoria: Well, you know, secrets have a way of not staying secret for very long.

Tucker: Aha, I’m going to remember that one. ‘Cause as an invasive species, I-I must learn to adapt.

Victoria: Mm, but you won’T. You will try to destroy everything in your path until you get what you want. Is newman next? Do we need to prepare ourselves for another embarrassing attempt at a coup?

Tucker: Oh, I’m just — I’m just one man, one lowly species and —

Billy: Tucker, tucker, what — what are you doing now?

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] See that, right on time, gallantly swooping in to protect the damsel?

Billy: No, no. Victoria can handle herself. But you can go ahead and take this as a warning. Don’t do anything else to mess with my family.

Tucker: Noted. But for the record, I’m just here for the coffee. The ambiance. So… nice turtleneck.

Billy: Not as nice as yours. Do I want to know what the hell that is all about?

Victoria: It always pays to know what’s going on with tucker mccall, especially because right now, he is a man searching for a battle.

Lily: Abby, would you mind giving us a minute alone?

Abby: Of course.

Lily: Thank you.

Devon: She doesn’t have to go anywhere, lily, ’cause there’s nothing else for us to discuss, since you don’t want to negotiate. And this is not a business decision, it’s a personal decision.

Lily: Jill and I came up with solutions that satisfy both the personal and business issues.

Devon: Who does it satisfy, aside from you and jill? Like, what do I get out of it?

Lily: What do you mean, what do you get out of it? You get the money and the name.

Devon: I have money. You already know that. And I can come up with a new name. That’s not what’s important to me. What matters is what the name represents, and that’s the actual company that neil and I built.

Lily: Devon, you can rebuild, and you can make it something that comes from you.

Devon: I have no interest in starting from scratch. I’m sorry. I want my company back in its entirety without any strings. It’s as simple as that.

Lily: [ Sighs ] I don’t see how you think that —

Devon: That’s the problem is that you don’t see anything else except from your perspective.

Lily: Wow. Hasn’t this come full circle? That’s exactly what nate said about you.

Devon: Uh, okay. And you know what he tried to do originally? He left the company. Which is what I’m trying to do, but you won’t let me. You will not let me leave and take my company that i poured my heart and soul into, that is already established and already has a foundation and respect from its competitors. You want me to walk away from all that and be fine with it? That’s kind of hurtful.

Lily: Devon, I’m trying to be fair.

Devon: I am trying to be fair, too. So let’s come up with something. How about — how about I pay you and jill whatever you guys ask for, within reason, to make up for whatever you think you’re gonna lose? ‘Cause that’s about the only option that I’m going to go for.

Lily: That’s the nuclear option.

Devon: If that’s how you see it.

Lily: Devon, jill made it very clear that buying you out was the only option. She is not going to break up the companies before we go public.

Devon: Okay. Then we go to court. Right before mike decided to say yes…

Lily: You really want to do that? You want to let lawyers sort this out?

Devon: Absolutely not, lily, but you and jill are trying to force me into this ipo move, even though I’ve expressed to you how I feel about it. So, I mean, what am I supposed to do?

Lily: Oh, I’m — I’m sorry. We forced you?

Devon: That’s what you’re doing.

Lily: You signed a contract. You agreed to go public, and now you want to back out, because it’s all about you. So I don’t know where you learned that you don’t have to keep your word, but it definitely was not from dad.

Devon: Okay, well, this has never been about me. It’s always been about honoring katherine and neil’s legacies.

Lily: Right, well, honoring their legacies is keeping the companies strong. And by backing out, all you’re doing is causing damage to both of them.

Devon: I disagree with that. I think by backing out, I’m keeping them out of the hands of people we don’t know and we don’t trust. And I don’t know how many times I have to explain that to you.

Lily: [ Scoffs ]

[ Sighs ] Okay. Nothing more to be said. So, I’m really sorry that it had to come to this.

Devon: I’m really sorry, too.

Lily: Yeah. Bye, abby.

Abby: Bye.

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Victoria: I mean, what is he still doing in genoa city? He struck out already, both personally and professionally.

Billy: And I don’t see him, dom, and devon spending much family time together, either.

Victoria: Why doesn’t he just leave?

Billy: [ Sighs ] Because guys like that, they just don’t cut their losses and run, okay? But it’s not going to kill us to hope.

Victoria: He wants something. The question is what. I can’t afford to let him fall off my radar.

Billy: You feeling a little spread thin, having to spend so much energy on johnny and chelsea?

Victoria: I don’t know, maybe a little.

Billy: Well, pizza night was a big hit. Hmm? And that wouldn’t have happened without you.

Victoria: Well, I’m glad everybody had such a great time.

Billy: “Epic” was the word I heard most. And just to let you know, johnny is planning something fun for everybody to do together.

Victoria: Together? Like as a “family”?

Billy: Yeah, well —

Victoria: Billy, come on. I mean, it’s a — it’s a lot. I mean, I’m just getting used to this new dynamic. I think you would afford me the same compassion and care that you have given to chelsea. I mean, it’s hard on me, too.

Billy: I know that. I do. Look, you are his mother, okay? Every sneeze, cough, scraped knee, soccer game. And the fact that he is adjusting to this new landscape so well is a testament to you as a parent.

Victoria: I didn’t exactly do it alone.

Billy: Well, no. I mean, I did my part. But you deserve most of the credit for raising a strong, compassionate boy.

Victoria: This has been so difficult.

Billy: You know, we, uh — we try and tell kids it’s important to share, but it’s not easy to do. And you’re being asked to share a part of johnny’s heart with someone else.

Victoria: It’s really hard, billy. And I’m trying. I really am. I’m trying, but it’s — it’s hard.

Billy: Well, I mean, you could look at it this way. You are giving a gift to chelsea, johnny, and connor for that matter that is really incredible, one that they will not be able to repay.

Victoria: Johnny hasn’t been able to see how this is affecting me, has he?

Billy: No, no, no. No, you’ve done an amazing job trying to keep it from him. And I know what this is costing you, okay? I get it. But just so you know, I will always be there with you to do whatever we need to do for the kids. You’re the boss, okay? Well, co-boss.

Victoria: No, you were right the first time.

Billy: Mm…

Victoria: Thank you.

Billy: Okay. I’ll see you later.

Victoria: Yeah.

Billy: Be careful, okay?

Tucker: Hey, victoria.

Victoria: You really are a glutton for punishment, aren’t you?

Tucker: I just wanted to give you an answer. Uh, I haven’t decided who my next victim is going to be, but I just want to assure you that if it is newman, you’ll be the last to know. What fun would it be if you saw it coming, right? Hey… it’s me! Your dry skin!

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Chelsea: Hey.

Billy: Hi.

Chelsea: Come on in. I’m so glad you could make it.

Billy: Yeah, what’s going on? You feeling good?

Chelsea: I’m feeling inspired.

Billy: Okay, well, that’s a good thing. And what brought that on?

Chelsea: So, I was just listening to this podcast of this person who has experience with depression and a suicide attempt.

Billy: Okay. And how did that go for you?

Chelsea: It got me thinking. You know, the two of us, we have a lot of experience, not just with podcasts, but with mental health crises and being a part of someone’s support system. What if we created something like this?

Billy: Another podcast?

Chelsea: Well, I mean, we have such a great rapport. We know each other so well. We obviously bring out the best in each other, you know? I mean, what if we used our stories and our voices to help people feel less alone?

Billy: Yeah, um… honest opinion?

Chelsea: Always.

Billy: I get the impulse. I-I do. But are you sure you’re ready to open yourself up that way? You know, it’s only been a couple months since…

Chelsea: Well, it’s all a journey, right? I mean, I’d have to talk to my therapist, of course, and explain all this to her and make sure she approves, but —

Billy: Yeah, you’d have to do that.

Chelsea: The idea excites me. And what’s more important, what’s more life-affirming than that?

Billy: [ Sighs ] No, I agree. It would be.

Chelsea: So? Does that mean you’ll do it?

Devon: Hey, I’m sorry that I put you in the middle of all that. It just felt like lily was trying to tell me who I could have in my house, and I didn’t like that. So I apologize for doing that to you.

Abby: Well, uh, family dust-ups aren’t easy to be a part of or to witness.

Devon: Yeah. Do you think that I’m wrong in all this?

Abby: Look, I understand why you’re taking this stance. But are you really prepared to go into a legal battle with your sister and jill?

Devon: I mean, what else am I supposed to do?

Abby: I remember you told me that you were worried that this was going to get ugly if you couldn’t reach a compromise.

Devon: I know, yeah, and I am still worried. That’s the last thing that I want to happen, but I feel like I don’t have a choice.

Abby: I just — I can’t help but see the similarities between this and when you decided that you wanted to share custody of dominic. Look, I do not regret the outcome. I don’t, but you were willing to take chance and me to court so you could have equal access to dominic.

Devon: Right. But we got through all that, though.

Abby: Yeah, we did. But it was because chance and I, we decided that it was best for all of us to raise dominic together. And I just — I hope that you don’t think that every disagreement is going to have the same outcome, that your opponent is just going to suddenly realize that you’re right.

Devon: No, I’m not. Of course I’m not going to think that. But, abby, one of the most valuable lessons I ever learned from neil was that when you find something that you believe in and it’s important to you, you defend it, and you don’t back down. And this is something that is very important to me.

Abby: But there’s a lot more at stake than just the company that you built with your dad.

Devon: What are you saying?

Abby: I’m asking you if you’re prepared for what this will probably do to your relationship with lily.

Phyllis: Listen, daniel, we need to seize the moment. That’s what we need to do. I mean, we need a company that sees omega sphere for the moneymaking endeavor that it is. We need to let them make your vision a reality. You know what? Maybe we should take it to newman media. You know, nate hastings is there right now, and I’ve heard great things about him. Or forget it. Why are we thinking so small? Let’s go international. Japan, philippines, korea. Also, let’s not forget about the gamers in new zealand —

Daniel: Yeah, mom, I love that you’re so committed, but I think we’re getting a little bit ahead of ourselves.

Phyllis: Well, I don’t think so. This is something we need to do.

Daniel: [ Sighs ] I think we need to do exactly what we’ve been doing. We move ahead under the assumption that we’re going to be with chancellor-winters.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, but you’re the one who brought up that it’s a dire situation.

Daniel: I’m just talking worst-case scenarios. Look, I hope it doesn’t come to the point where we’ve got to take the project someplace else.

Phyllis: Right, plan for the best, prepare for the worst. I get it. I get it. Honestly, we have to. We have to think out of the box, all right? It’s just common sense. We have to look into other companies.

Daniel: I have a contract with chancellor-winters, and I have faith that lily’s going to do everything she can to keep this project on track. Lily. Hey. You want to join us?

Lily: Um — hi. Uh…

Daniel: What’s wrong?

Lily: No, I just — I-I had a meeting that didn’t go well, so…

Daniel: With devon? I’m sorry. I know it’s got to be stressful, and I really wish you weren’t dealing with all that.

Lily: Thanks.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m sorry, too. Um, but all the issues that you’re having with your brother, does this have to do with the company? Um, because my son’s been working very, very hard at omega sphere and making it just amazing. I’d hate to think. Is it dead in the water at chancellor-winters? Dupixent helps you du more with less asthma.

Daniel: My mother’s candor is an expression of her passion for the project.

Phyllis: You don’t have to explain me to lily. She knows about my passion. I mean, she bought the grand phoenix from me. She understands. I mean, when I set my sights on a task, I really go for it.

Lily: Yeah, absolutely. I know that.

Phyllis: And I know you have to make tough calls. I understand that.

Daniel: I think that — I think that we should give lily a chance to explain. Please.

Lily: Yeah. No. Listen, the truth is, I mean, everything is still kind of up in the air right now.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. Well, I hope it’s nothing serious.

Lily: No, no, no. No, no. Just — it’s growing pains.

Phyllis: Right.

Lily: So, you know, I really hope that I can rely on your patience and understanding as we work everything out.

Phyllis: Oh. Well, sure. I mean, but you just want daniel to sort of wait and wonder?

Lily: Well, we signed a contract, so I’m not really sure what you’re expecting.

Daniel: Look, I’m — I’m cool with it. I can use the extra time to refine my designs.

Lily: Yeah, no, good, good, ’cause I really want to see this project come to fruition, if I can.

Phyllis: Oh, if you can. Okay. That’s a big if. I mean, he’s worked very hard on this project.

Daniel: Mm, yeah, I don’t think that’s the kind of help I need right now.

Phyllis: Well, I-I think lily needs to understand what goes into exactly what you do and the whole world that you’ve built. Maybe she doesn’t completely get it, you know?

Lily: No, look, I get it. I get it. You know, I really wish I could tell you more, though.

Phyllis: Oh, okay, I understand. You know, corporate secrets and all, right? I’m just advocating for my son.

Lily: I know. I know.

Phyllis: Yeah. Well, great. I have to go. Talk to you later.

Lily: All right. Bye. See ya.

Daniel: Bye, mom.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Well, I, um — I think you know what I’m about to say.

Lily: No, it’s fine. You don’t have to apologize. She’s your mom, you know? Of course she’s going to worry about you. Makes me miss my own parents. They were always in my corner.

Daniel: You want something to drink? I know I could use one, definitely something stronger than this coffee.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, I could definitely probably use some bourbon right now after my meeting with devon.

Daniel: Negotiations go south?

Lily: There were no negotiations. He wants what he wants, easy as that. He absolutely rejected our offer to buy him out, and jill is not going to let them take back hamilton-winters without a fight. So things are about to get nasty.

Billy: Look, if your therapist thinks it’s a good idea, then — then I’m going to support you.

Chelsea: Really?

Billy: Yeah, of course. But, uh, you know, there’s — there’s a few things to consider.

Chelsea: Of course. Of course. I mean, we’d have to hire a mental health professional to consult with and make sure we, you know, shape the language in the right way.

Billy: Yes, that would be a must.

Chelsea: Do you think we would need to use pseudonyms?

Billy: I don’t know, but that’s one of the things to consider, right? I mean, off the top of my head, I think being anonymous would be the right call. If not, we’re going to have to answer a lot of questions from all the parents at walnut grove. And we got to think about the boys.

Chelsea: Of course. Of course. The last thing I want is for johnny and connor to suffer any kind of bullying or unwanted attention.

Billy: Yeah, their safety is my top priority.

Chelsea: The thing is, if we use an alias, it’s like we’re reinforcing the stigma around mental illness. I want to teach the boys that shame shouldn’t be a part of this equation, certainly not when someone’s in trouble. Stigma is what stops people from getting help. Makes them feel they need to hide things. I mean, at least that’s how I felt.

Billy: That’s a good point, valid point. In fact, we should probably talk to dr. Malone about that. What? What are you looking at me like that for?

Chelsea: Be honest. Don’t just say what you think I want you to say. Tell me the truth. Do you really think it’s okay if we do this?

Phyllis: Hey, nate. Hi. This is phyllis summers. Um, you know, listen, I’m not going to ask how you are. I’ve heard glowing things about everything that’s going on with you since you took over at newman media. So, um, congratulations. Anyway, the reason that I’m calling is I have an idea. Actually, it’s my son’s idea. Um, I think you’ll find it fascinating. I’d like to come pitch to you, if, uh, that’s possible. Anyway… you don’t want to miss out on a chance of a lifetime, so give me a call back when you get this. Phyllis summers. All right. Don’t sneak up on people like that.

Tucker: So, it sounds like your son’s venture isn’t going so well at chancellor-winters.

Phyllis: That’s none of your business.

Tucker: Mm, that is true. But it could be. And it definitely should be. am so excited to dive in. I never know what I’m gonna get. Having a personal stylist makes me feel like a complete queen. So powerful. I feel sexy! The elite box by adore me. Get styled for only $10 at adoreme.Com. I’m managing my high blood pressure,

Billy: Look, I understand wanting to make lemonade out of the lemons you got, right? I mean, you’ve been through a pretty serious thing, and you want to try and help people that have gone through something similar.

Chelsea: Yeah, and I want to help their friends, their families.

Billy: And that need to help, it’s a good one.

Chelsea: I just feel like suicide and depression are so cloaked in shame, nobody wants to talk about it, so you’re just left in this lonely, desolate place. But if we share our stories and our voices and our hearts, especially coming from people who’ve been there…

Billy: Yeah, no, it’s a possibility. It deserves more exploration.

Chelsea: Yeah, and we’d have to be very careful with what we say. You know, if we’re going to do this, I want to make sure we do it right.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Look, I trust you, and you’re going to figure out what this entails and how you feel best about giving back. You’ll decide what’s right. But I will say, coming from me, it’d be fun to work on something together again.

Chelsea: I think it would, too. Very much.

Devon: I would like to think that one day, lily’s going to realize that this isn’t about her at all. It’s about honoring our father and preserving the work that we put into the company. That’s it.

Abby: Right, but when that doesn’t work out, you are more than welcome to spend any family holiday with me and dominic.

Devon: Do you really not think that lily’s going to get past this?

Abby: I don’t know. I mean, look at adam. He can’t get past any grievances that he has with his siblings.

Devon: Yeah, but, I mean, that’s — that’s adam. Lily’s not him. She’s a kind person, and she’s reasonable.

Abby: True. But what if she never forgives you for dismantling the merger? And what if you don’t win? Are you prepared for that?

Devon: How would i prepare for that? How do I prepare to lose everything that I’ve ever worked for in my life? I won’t do that.

Daniel: Look, I know that this can’t be easy for you. You know, going to war with a stranger is one thing, but when it’s your own brother…

Lily: Yeah, no, and he keeps talking about how he’s preserving our father’s legacy, when in reality, my dad would be horrified by this.

Daniel: You got a lot riding on this ipo. You got a ton of people counting on you to make the right decision… I don’t envy you one bit.

Lily: I’m really sorry that i have to keep you in limbo while we figure things out.

Daniel: I understand.

Lily: But thank you for being positive about all of this, ’cause I know you’re disappointed. And you have every right to be. I know how much you have riding on this.

Daniel: Well, we’ll figure it out, right?

Lily: We will.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, uh, it’s jill. Jill. Hi. Um, yeah, I have a minute. Sorry. Sorry, yeah, what were you saying?

Tucker: So —

Phyllis: Okay, listen. Don’t eavesdrop on people’s conversations, please.

Tucker: What you were saying was so interesting. I couldn’t help myself. Phyllis, you are an astute businesswoman. You built a marvelous hotel, in which I am a resident.

Phyllis: Oh. Yeah. I sold it for a profit.

Tucker: I know you did. And I know you originally partnered with abby on it. And — and you guys aren’t exactly friends, so I know that you are able to separate your personal feelings from business matters when you want to.

Phyllis: Okay, what are you getting at?

Tucker: I want you to set aside your personal feelings for me and see the big picture here.

Phyllis: Would you like to paint that picture for me?

Tucker: If you want daniel’s project to come to fruition, don’t shop around. You’re right where you need to be. Right where the universe wants you. Right here, with me. Let’s talk.

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Y&R Best Lines Monday, January 23, 2023

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Traci: Well, hello, you two.

Jack: Well, you’re looking exceptionally happy this morning.

Traci: And you’re looking exceptionally happy, as well.

Diane: Traci, I-I didn’t know you were home.

Traci: Surprise.


Traci: Who wants a cup of coffee?

Diane: Oh, no, thank you.

Jack: I’ll have a cup.

Traci: Okay. Actually, I probably don’t need any more caffeine this morning. I have been down here for hours, and I notice the two of you seem to be getting quite a late start.

Diane: Oh, well, we were just upstairs checking on Harrison, but I guess the nanny already has him out. You know, it is a lovely, brisk day for the park.

Traci: Oh, really? How would you know? You haven’t been outside yet.

Diane: Well, I-I do have the weather on my phone.

Jack: We have nothing to hide. For the record, Diane is going to be spending a lot more time around here.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Victoria tells Billy she is having a hard time sharing Johnny with Chelsea but she is doing her best to deal with it for Johnny’s sake.

Victoria asks Tucker if he is planning a takeover of Newman Enterprises. Tucker tells Victoria that if he were planning to takeover of Newman Enterprises he wouldn’t tell her because that would take all the fun out of it for him.

Chelsea tells Billy she wants to do a podcast designed to help people dealing with depression. Billy tells Chelsea he will do the podcast with her if her doctor approves of her doing the podcast.

Devon tells Lily that if she and Jill don’t let him buy back Hamilton-Winters then he will take them to court to get back his company. Abby tells Devon that if he takes Lily to court he may cause a permanent rift between him and Lily. Devon hopes Lily will eventually forgive him for taking her to court but he feels he must fight to keep his company.

Phyllis sees that Chancellor-Winters is in trouble, so she calls Nate and leaves a message asking him for an appointment to talk about Daniel’s idea. Tucker overhears Phyllis on the phone and tells her he would love to talk about Daniel’s idea with her.

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Nate: And there you have it, the newman media grand tour.

Audra: Quite an impressive operation you have going on here.

Nate: And being coo is a big responsibility, as you’re about to find out.

Audra: Great, ’cause I’m ready to hit the ground running.

Nate: Good. We have several new programs in the pipeline that I’ll expect you to spearhead. I’ll need you to give input on the creative and fine tune some of the overall concepts. And I want to make this one thing very clear. Never hold back your thoughts. I encourage you to speak up and share your suggestions with me.

Audra: I’m glad to hear that because I am brimming with ideas.

Nate: What you said in your interview for the job really hit home. I’m determined not to treat you or any of my employees the way devon treated me. Yes, yes, I am the boss, but I want an environment of open collaboration.

Audra: What a coincidence, because that’s the kind of environment I excel in.

Nate: Great. Welcome to newman media.

Nikki: And, amazingly, the only thing stolen was a diamond necklace that your father gave me.

Victoria: A burglary at the family apartment in chicago? I mean, what? Well, thank goodness you and dad weren’t there when it happened. Do the police know who did it yet?

Nikki: Oh, they arrested somebody, but I’m convinced they have the wrong person.

Victoria: Well, how could you possibly know that?

Nikki: Because I think the real culprit is diane jenkins.

[ Both sigh ]

Diane: Are you as happy as i am right now?

Jack: How could I not be? Everything feels so right.

Diane: Yeah. It’s like everything that’s happened has just led us to this moment.

Jack: Quite a journey getting here, huh?

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Now that we’re here, any regrets?

Diane: Well, yes.

Jack: Yes? You do have regrets?

Diane: I regret that what i did so long ago made it so hard for you to forgive me. And I — I regret that I wasn’t totally honest with you when I first came back. But the truth is, I, uh…

[ Sighs ] I hid so much of what I had done out of shame. Mm. But you know everything now. You know all my secrets. Somehow you’re still here. It’s — it’s an amazing gift, and I promise you, I will never, never betray you. Hm.

Kyle: Hey, victor’s gone now. Do you have a minute to talk?

Summer: Sure.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] He’s turning up the heat on his plan to oust adam from jabot.

Summer: I hope this time you flat out turned down his request for your help.

Kyle: Actually, I didn’T.

Sally: I just didn’t want to say anything until I was sure.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: I’m pregnant. Chloe says I’m in denial. And she’s not wrong. I mean, I’ve been on overload since I found out, and I’ve been feeling crummy on top of it. I just — I had to put everything on pause, which, honestly is exactly where i need to be right now. So can you please just be in denial with me, at least for now? I’m — I’m just not ready to deal with everything that comes next.

Nick: Just don’t stress, okay? We’re going to figure this out. It’s going to be fine.

Victor: Well, how do you do? You seem deep in thought. What’s going on? Dupixent helps you du more with less asthma.

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Audra: From the research I’ve done on newman media’s content, I think we need to expand our library by at least twofold if we want to remain competitive. One of the things we can do relatively quickly is put out a companion podcast on some of our most popular content as audio-only showcasts.

Nate: I think it’s an intriguing concept. I’m impressed with how much thinking you’ve put into this in such a short amount of time.

Audra: I’m determined to make the most of the opportunity you’ve given me, especially since I highly doubt others would hire me given my recent backdoor dealings with tucker. So I intend to keep on impressing you right out of the gate.

Nate: Glad to hear. Clearly, we’re going to make a great team.

Elena: A team? I thought you gave up on trying to take over your family’s business. So why are you and chancellor-winters’ ipo consultant now a team?

Victoria: What makes you so suspicious of diane if the police believe otherwise?

Nikki: There is something off about this scenario. The police arrested jeremy stark, the same man who came to genoa city to specifically target diane.

Victoria: That is an odd coincidence.

Nikki: And then why would he suddenly decide to go all the way to chicago, break into our apartment, and steal one necklace from me? Nothing else was taken.

Victoria: You’re right. The whole thing is strange.

Nikki: I mean, how does he even know we have an apartment in chicago?

Victoria: You know, that raises another question. How did diane know that you kept your jewels there?

Nikki: Well, that’s another thing that makes this even more infuriating. There is no way she would’ve been able to pull this off without jack’s help.

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Traci: Well, hello, you two.

Jack: Well, you’re looking exceptionally happy this morning.

Traci: And you’re looking exceptionally happy, as well.

Diane: Traci, I-I didn’t know you were home.

Traci: Surprise.

[ Laughs ]

Summer: I can’t believe you’re letting my grandpa pull you into his machinations.

Kyle: No one is pulling me into anything.

Summer: We agreed to stay out of our mothers’ feud, and we should have the same policy for anything newman-related.

Kyle: I haven’t decided if I’m in or out yet.

Summer: I can’t believe that you’re even still considering it. I thought that once stark was busted, we would be done with all of the deceptions. But this morning, I had to hide the truth from my grandma about her stolen necklace. And then I had to lie to adam to cover for you. Which, by the way, he definitely didn’t buy that story that grandpa was here to help you for a valentine’s day surprise.

Kyle: I’m not surprised. He’s got a suspicious nature.

Summer: Can’t we just say enough already with all the lies and schemes and criminal activity?

Kyle: Victor hasn’t pitched anything criminal.

Summer: Not yet.

Victor: [ Sighs ] So… why don’t you talk to me?

Nick: There’s nothing to talk about.

Victor: Does this mood you’re in have anything to do with sally spectra?

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Why would you say that?

Victor: My suspicions. I’m not going to give you any advice regarding that relationship, but I’m going to warn you.

Nick: Dad, whatever it is, I just — I don’t want to hear it. I don’t want to hear any attacks on sally. I don’t want to hear any stories about her past.

Victor: It’s not about the past. About the future. Something is about to happen with your brother, adam, that could complicate issues for you if you stay in a relationship with that woman.

Nick: Alright, let’s hear it. Or scheming now? I could’ve waited to tell my doctor my heart

Nate: No, elena, you got it all wrong. I’m not trying to stake a claim in chancellor-winters again. And audra here no longer works for them.

Audra: That’s true. I work for nate now.

Elena: Wait, what?

Nate: I hadn’t had a chance to tell you yet. The whole thing came together rather quickly.

Elena: Oh. I’m sorry I jumped to the wrong conclusion.

Audra: No worries. I can see how you could easily misconstrue the situation.

Nate: Agreed. No apology necessary. But I am surprised to see you here. Is everything okay?

Elena: Yeah. I just stopped by to see if you were available for an early lunch.

Nate: Ah, I would love to, but andre and I just ordered takeout, and we were planning a working lunch here.

Audra: Nate, it’s fine. I have some research and reading I got to catch up on. Our salads will stay fresh in the break-room refrigerator.

Nate: Are you sure? It’s your first day, and i thought we can go over more details —

Audra: I won’t hear of it, nate, okay? We can pick up on this later. You should never turn down a meal with your partner.

Nate: I guess we’re going to lunch, then.

Victor: No scheme, son. I just have a sense that adam’s days at jabot are numbered.

Nick: You sense that? How exactly does that work?

Victor: Trust me. And when that happens and he leaves jabot, he has no one to turn to but his family. That’s where he belongs.

Nick: You really think adam is going to come back to work at newman?

Victor: Sooner than any of us realize. When that happens —

Nick: If it happens.

Victor: When that happens, son, I want you and adam to find common ground. I want you to get along. You understand? And this sally spectra woman is going to make that very difficult.

Nick: Can you just leave her alone, alright? She’s going through enough right now.

Victor: What does that mean?

Victoria: Oh, mom, I find it awfully hard to believe that jack would help diane rob you. I mean, why would he even consider doing something like that?

Nikki: It makes sense if you think of it as a carefully devised plan to get rid of stark. Now, what if they were trying to frame him? In which case jack and diane were using me in their little plot, too.

Victoria: Well, I can see that you’re upset, but did you think about asking jack about it?

Nikki: Yeah. He claimed that stark was trying to frame diane.

Victoria: And you’re not buying it?

Nikki: [ Scoffs ] They were acting so weird. It was clear something was up.

Victoria: Diane must have jack completely wrapped around her little finger. I mean, what more can we do but accept it?

Nikki: Oh, no, no. There’s a lot we can do.

Victoria: Mom, I know that you detest diane, but, I mean, maybe it’s time to just accept the fact that she is back in town for good.

Nikki: I will never do that.

Victoria: Do you remember when you were worried about stark being back in genoa city? Can you not just be happy that he’s behind bars again?

Nikki: No. I will only be happy when diane is in a cell of her own.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Mom, I hate seeing you so twisted up like this. You have to find a way to let it go.

Traci: So, can I pour anybody a cup of coffee?

Diane: Oh, no, thank you.

Jack: I’ll have a cup.

Traci: Okay. Actually, I probably don’t need any more caffeine this morning. I have been down here for hours, and I notice the two of you seem to be getting quite a late start.

Diane: Oh, well, we were just upstairs checking on harrison, but I guess the nanny already has him out. You know, it is a lovely, brisk day for the park.

Traci: Oh, really? How would you know? You haven’t been outside yet.

Diane: Well, I-I do have the weather on my phone.

Jack: We have nothing to hide. For the record, diane is going to be spending a lot more time around here.

Sharon: What can I get you?

Audra: Oh. You’re so polite. Even though I’m sure I’m the last person you want to see.

Sharon: Your history with noah is between the two of you. And, besides, he seems to have made peace with it.

Audra: You figure since I’m only in town temporarily, why not keep things cordial?

Sharon: I aim to make all of my customers feel welcome.

Audra: Would that change if I told you I was moving here permanently?

Elena: [ Sighs ] I really am sorry that I showed up to your job and immediately assumed the worst.

Nate: It’s okay. It’s a perfectly logical mistake. I can see how you could’ve gotten there.

Elena: Well, thank you for understanding. So how did all this come about? Why isn’t audra working on the ipo anymore?

Nate: Well, she and chancellor-winters parted ways. It made sense to bring someone with her experience on board. She even won over victoria, who is no easy sell.

Elena: I suppose so.

Nate: Audra showed up on her first day ready with a boatload of ideas. I am telling you, she’s already shining like a star.

Elena: Well, audra isn’t the only one who shined today.

Victor: So, uh…

[ Clears throat ] What exactly has you worried about sally spectra?

Nick: [ Sighs ] Look, she’s starting a new business, okay?

Victor: Okay.

Nick: And that is a necessity due to her unceremonious firing from newman media. And she doesn’t need any distractions from you. In fact, she and chloe are meeting with jill to see if they can put together a partnership with chancellor-winters. And just so you know, sally and I are getting a lot closer. So can you just get off her case, dad? She’s not hurting anyone.

Victor: Not just yet.

Nick: I’m serious. Leave her alone. I really hope you’re not trying to manipulate some scenario where you force adam’s hand. I know you’re trying to bring the family closer together, but, honestly, it’s going to have the opposite effect. But maybe that’s the only thing you know.

Kyle: I understand why you would have some reservations about me working with victor, but I am asking you to hear me out. You do not get to make the decisions for me.

Summer: I’m not trying to. But, kyle, this is my family. We both know how ugly things can get when grandpa and adam are at war.

Kyle: I do. But this time, I honestly believe victor has the best of intentions. Yeah, he wants adam to fail, but only so we can bring him back into the family fold.

Summer: You know I love my grandpa, but this is no way to heal a rift with your son. Why humiliate adam again? He’s had enough of that already.

Kyle: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I agree. It’s a little extreme. But look at it from jabot’s perspective. Adam is trouble. My dad never should’ve brought him on. So far, the guy’s work is hit or miss. He’s clearly not engaged or all that passionate about being here, and part of me wonders if he only took the job in the first place to get back at victor.

Summer: That wouldn’t surprise me.

Kyle: I want him gone before he can cause damage to our company. How can you possibly disagree with me?

Summer: Look, I-I’ll admit there’s no real place for adam at jabot. I just don’t think it means that you need to be taking such big risks.

Kyle: Don’t worry about that. I’ve taken care of all the risks.

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Nikki: I’m tired about talking about diane. Let’s talk about a happier subject. How are katie and johnny?

Victoria: Oh. Well. Oh, you should see katie in her ballet class. She looks so cute in her little tights and her tutu. She’s just thriving. You know, she is so talented. I hope you can make her recital.

Nikki: Of course. I wouldn’t miss it.

Victoria: Good. But, uh, last night, thanks to johnny and billy, I, um — I had to endure pizza night at chelsea’S.

Nikki: Oh. How did that go?

Victoria: I don’t know. I mean, billy seems pretty at home there, and I’m pleased that johnny and connor are getting along, of course. But I just have this strange feeling in the pit of my stomach that this new family dynamic is not going to end well.

Nikki: I’m sorry you have to deal with all that.

[ Door opens ]

Nick: Hey, mom, vick.

Nikki: Hey.

Victoria: Hi. How are you doing?

Nick: I’m good.

Nikki: Well, I would love to chat, but I have a meeting. Thank you, darling. Talk to you later. [ Smooches ]

Nick: Love you, mom.

Nikki: Bye-bye.

[ Door closes ]

Victoria: I think that mom was too preoccupied to notice that your answer was not convincing. Clearly, you’re conflicted about something.

Nick: Why does everyone keep saying that to me?

Victoria: Because it must be true. What’s going on?

Nate: I’m getting the feeling that this isn’t just your everyday lunch invitation. You have something to share, don’t you?

Elena: You remember that patient I was telling you about?

Nate: You mean the one nobody expected to make it?

Elena: Yep, that’s the one. Really sweet man. Not to toot my own horn, but I performed his surgery this morning, and he made it through with flying colors.

Nate: What? Congratulations, elena. You saved that man’s life. I am so proud of you. I bet the rest of the staff was wowed, as well.

Elena: Yeah, yeah. I received some really high praises. But, um… I think the thing that meant the most to me was seeing the look on his family’s face when I told them that he was going to make it.

Nate: I remember that feeling. It’s like being on top of the world. I am so thrilled for you.

[ Chuckles ] And this calls for a celebration, okay? Not just this lunch. So I am going to put something together for us tonight. Something special. Champagne. The works.

Elena: Okay. I’m looking forward to it.

Summer: How could you have possibly taken care of all the risks? I thought you hadn’t agreed to my grandpa’s little plot yet.

Kyle: I haven’T. I just laid down some ground rules in case I do decide to work with him. I told him that, if I were to come on board, there’d be certain conditions that would have to be met.

Summer: Which are?

Kyle: “A,” my involvement would have to be minimal, “b,” whatever move victor makes can only affect adam, not jabot, and “c,” dad can never find out I had any involvement.

Summer: Okay, none of those caveats are even remotely reassuring to me. Just the fact that you need to take so many precautions should tell you everything you need to know.

Kyle: I have confidence victor will keep his word.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] Can’t you see how this can blow up in your face? Sure, my grandpa might honor your requests, but if adam figures out that he’s been set up, jack is the first person that he’s going to tell.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Jack, we don’t need to go on boring traci about us. I’m sure you have better things to do.

Traci: Nope. In fact, I find the whole thing absolutely fascinating. I would love to hear all about it. That is, unless the two of you do want to talk about it.

Jack: Oh, I’m more than happy to talk about it. Have a seat. Diane and I are now romantically involved. It has been a very natural and very welcome progression, and I don’t intend to keep it a secret. I think our family has had quite enough of those lately.

Traci: Well, congratulations.

Jack: Thank you.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] And there’s another big change that I’ve noticed around here this morning. The security detail seems to be missing. So am I to assume that means we’re not going to have to worry about that dangerous secret called stark?

Jack: You would be correct about that. We are safely out of his life, and he’s out of ours. So I like the way things have landed. Our troubles are few.

Traci: There that is, that sparkle in your eye that I’ve been missing so much.

Diane: Ah, you see a sparkle?

Traci: I do see a sparkle, and I’d see it on my brother from a mile away. Ah, please forgive me if, um, I teased you and made you feel uncomfortable.

Jack: No, you should feel good about this. That level of ribbing from traci is usually reserved for close family.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Seriously, both of you, I wish you all the best, and I hope that your announcement is met with the proper amount of support that it deserves. Actually, I think it’s probably a really good thing that ashley is out of the country right now because you should consider having someone tell our sister so that she can blow up on the streets of paris and get it all out of her system before she comes back home again.

Jack: I will definitely take that under advisement.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Good. Now I have a scheduled phone meeting with my editor, so you two will have to excuse me, but I’m sure that I will see you both later.

Jack: Traci.

Traci: Mm-hmm?

Jack: Thank you.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: W-what? Wait, what’s wrong?

Diane: You know, we didn’t talk about telling people about us. I’m not so sure it’s a good idea.

Sharon: So, you’ve decided to stay in genoa city?

Audra: There’s no need to worry. It’s a good thing.

Sharon: Really?

Audra: Yeah, I just got a new position. As of today, I’m working for noah’s dad’s company. I never would’ve imagined this back in london. But it’s small world, hm?

Sharon: You’re working for newman? In what capacity?

Audra: Nate hastings hired me to work at newman media as his coo.

Sharon: Oh. Wow, that’s a pretty big leap from a temporary position at chancellor-winters.

Audra: It is. But I managed to impress the hell out of victoria when I interviewed. Although I just started, so far, so good.

Sharon: Then congratulations are in order, I guess.

Audra: Thank you. And for the record, noah has nothing to worry about. I’m very happy with the new direction my life is taking and all the new people I’m meeting. Believe me, the last thing I want to do is move backward.

Sharon: I’m sure that noah will appreciate you giving him a lot of space.

Audra: Well, I got to get back to the office and make the newmans even richer, if that’s possible. Take care.

Jack: Hey, hey, why are you saying that? Why are you hesitant about going public about us?

Diane: I’m just not sure it’s the right thing to do.

Jack: Is this about ashley?

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: That’s not a problem because she doesn’t have a vote.

Diane: Yes, and things couldn’t be any worse with ashley than they already are.

Jack: So this is about kyle?

Diane: Yes. He warned me a while ago not to flirt with you, and I think we can safely say that more than flirting has gone on.

Jack: Yeah, I would agree. When people see how happy we are, they will be happy for us.

Diane: I wish I could be as optimistic as you are about how everyone will react to the two of us getting back together.

Jack: Trust me, we will win everyone over that matters. The rest don’t count. We can be very persuasive, you and I.

Diane: You know, jack, I’m not worried about me. You know that I can handle whatever the world dishes out, and, well — and besides, practically everyone despises me already anyway. No, but you are loved and respected in this town. You’re the one with the most at stake.

Summer: I just hate the idea of you risking unnecessary conflict with your dad over adam, of all people. I mean, can you just imagine how jack would react if he found out that you were conspiring with my grandpa behind his back?

Kyle: I honestly believe I am protecting my dad — from adam and all the potential trouble he could cause him and jabot down the line.

Summer: Are you trying to prove something to jack after he left you out of the scheme to take down stark?

Kyle: No, of course not. This is about protecting jabot.

Summer: You know adam. Why don’t you just let him fail all on his own, as he inevitably will?

Kyle: Okay, please, summer. I just need you to understand this will be worth it. There’s more to this that I haven’t told you yet, a payoff beyond just removing adam from the equation.

Nick: I don’t want to get into it, vick.

Victoria: Oh, come on. You should know by now that you can talk to me about anything.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I just had a very disturbing conversation with our father.

Victoria: I’m almost afraid to ask what’s on dad’s agenda. Did you two get into it about sally again?

Nick: Oh, sally is still very much on his agenda, but the main event now seems to be our brother.

Victoria: Why does our father keep hitting his head against a brick wall when it comes to this guy? Adam is never going to be anything but trouble.

Nick: Dad doesn’t see it like that. I have a suspicion that dad has some plan in the works to bring adam home, both to the company and the family. But you and I know that is only going to spell disaster.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Audra: Nate.

Nate: Audra, come in.

Audra: I am glad I caught you. So I-I hope I didn’t jump the gun, but I was putting out feelers for a showcast idea and ended up setting a meeting.

Nate: With who?

Audra: This really important contact of mine in milwaukee who can help us with the snap of her fingers. But don’t worry. I didn’t make any guarantees or promises. I made sure to emphasize that everything is exploratory at this point. So what do you think?

Nate: I think I’m surprised you were able to move so fast. But I am on board with it and eager to hear how this could play out.

Audra: Okay, good, good. But here’s the thing. She’s only in milwaukee for one night before heading to asia. So tonight would be our best bet to pick her brain and, you know, possibly land her if we decide we want her to work with us. Are you free?

Nate: Sure. I’m in.

Audra: Great. I will go finalize things now.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Elena: Hey, you.

Nate: Hey. Listen, I am so, so sorry, but i have to postpone our plans for tonight.

Elena: Oh, no. What happened?

Nate: Something came up here at work tonight, and I have to deal with it. But, listen, I promise to make it up to you. Rain check?

Elena: Yeah. I understand.

Jack: You’re right. I have a lot at stake. I’m happy.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: For the first time in I can’t tell you how long, I have such a positive view of the future, and I’ll tell you something else.

Diane: What?

Jack: I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure I stay this happy. You really think I care about my reputation? I don’t care what other people think, certainly not about my personal life. Yes, kyle will have some concerns. He’ll need some time to work through this, maybe. But I intend to make it very clear to anyone and everyone that I want to move forward with this relationship. I hope you feel the same way.

Diane: Wow. That’s a much stronger stance than I expected.

Jack: I thought we were on the same page here. Upstairs, it certainly seemed that way.

Diane: No. Yes, yes. Yes, yes. We — we definitely are. Maybe we should — maybe we should take things slow, though, for kyle’s sake as well as ours, because, jack, I really, really want this time to last as long as possible.

Jack: I agree with that.

Diane: Mm.

[ Sighs ]

Summer: What additional payoff would there be for booting adam out of jabot?

Kyle: Remember those textile factories you were talking about?

Summer: The ones that newman took over when they acquired chelsea by jabot way back?

Kyle: I told victor that, in exchange for my help, I wanted to take back control of them. Victor agreed. Think of the possibilities. The resources from them could make marchetti unstoppable.

Victoria: I can’t imagine why our father would want adam back here. I mean, welcoming him into the family is one thing, but bringing him back to newman?

Nick: I feel the same way.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Everything has been going so well. It’s all falling into place with the leadership team that I’ve hand-picked, and he wants to just come and disrupt all of that again?

Nick: Vick, it doesn’t matter how many times he says you’re in charge. He cannot stay away from this company.

Victoria: Exactly what is he going to do to get his way this time?

Nick: I don’t know. He said he sensed there was going to be some trouble for adam at jabot. That’s all I could get out of him.

Victoria: Do you have any idea what he meant?

Nick: No, but I recognized that look in his eye. Dad’s up to no good, and he’s enjoying every second of it.

Jill: Well, as I live and breathe, victor newman. Please don’t tell me someone died.

Victor: Nice to see you. No one has died. Everyone is alive and well.

Jill: So what did I do to deserve this call?

Victor: Well, I want to talk to you about a business meeting you’re about to have.

Jill: [ Chuckles ] I suppose I shouldn’t really be surprised that you know my private schedule, mm?

Victor: Well, now, the meeting is with sally spectra, and there’s something you need to know.

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Victor: I’m here to talk to Kyle about Harrison, alright? He’s part of the next generation of Newmans.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I have no doubt that you’re already planning the kid’s future. Are you hoping he’ll stick to the program better than I did?

Victor: For your information, he is being given the same opportunities that you were.

Adam: [Chuckles] So, he’ll succeed where i failed. Is that it?

Victor: Son, why does everything have to be an argument between us?

Adam: Look, I know that you hate that I am here at Jabot…

Victor: Uh-huh.

Adam: …Working for Jack.

Victor: Right.

Adam: And Kyle feels the same way. He would love it more than anything if I wasn’t here. I know you also believe Jack only gave me this job to stick it to you.

Victor: You’re correct about all the above. But I’ve often told you — and don’t ever forget it — that you are a very talented businessman.

Adam: And yet here you are. You’re gathering intelligence. Are you hoping to hear that I’m crashing and burning?

Victor: Son, what the hell are you doing here selling lipstick and makeup, for heaven’s sake? What’s the matter with you?

Adam: What are you trying to do? Are you trying to strong-arm Victoria into giving me some rinky-dink position so I can be under your thumb at Newman? It’s not gonna happen, okay?


Sharon: I’m sure there are all kinds of fields that you could explore. I mean, for instance, take all those quick, precision moves that you learned, you know, in the military. Just give them a little tweak, and soon you could be a — a dance instructor.

Chance: [Laughs]

Sharon: No, really!

Chance: Nice. That was nice. Good job.

Sharon: Or you know how you can drop from the ceiling on a wire? Cirque du Soleil would hire you in a heartbeat. And I can just see it now. You’d be juggling a ping-pong ball and a sledgehammer and a chainsaw.

Chance: Wow. Hmm. Would I have to wear sequins?

Sharon: Well, yeah. I mean, otherwise no one in the back would be able to see you.

Chance: No, that’s where i draw the line. I can’t do it. I can’t do it.

Sharon: That’s where you draw the line?

Chance: Yeah, no sequins for me.

[Sighs] Thank you.

Sharon: For what?

Chance: Making me laugh, distracting me. You are remarkably good at getting me out of my head.

Sharon: Well, I’m glad that you feel comfortable enough being silly with me.

Chance: Mm, it’s easy. It feels natural.

[Cellphone pings] Sorry. It’s Chicago PD. It’s about Stark’s arrest. I need to follow up on this. I, um… I wish I didn’t have to leave, though.

Sharon: Well, go. Take care of business. I’ll be here thinking about all the new career paths you can consider.

Chance: I cannot wait to hear what you come up with. See you.

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, January 19, 2023

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Connor: Hey. What took you so long?

Johnny: Math. I thought I’d never finish my homework. Just wait until you get to my grade. The word problems feel like some kind of punishment.

Connor: When I get to be ancient like you, maybe you can teach me how to do them. Unless you’ve forgotten by then. I know how hard it is to remember things when you get to be old — like you.

Chelsea: [Chuckling] Ouch! Why don’t you both go get something to drink? Dinner’s on the way.


Johnny: Pizza!

Billy: The name’s dad.

Connor: Hi, Billy.

Johnny: Hey, dad.

Billy: Hey. How are you, guinea pigs? Because that’s what you are today, okay? This is Abby’s new pizza from Society, and she wants our honest opinion.

Connor: Cool.

Billy: Okay, well, let’s get it while it’s hot.

Johnny: Mom, are you staying for dinner?

Connor: Of course she is. Who says no to pizza?

Victoria: I guess I-I could stay and have a slice.

Johnny: Yes

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