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Sally: Hard at it, I see.

Adam: “Integrate those formidable assets in order to maximize our profit potential” or “in order to achieve market dominance”?

Sally: Well, business is all about money, so I would go with the first one.

Adam: Thanks. That is what I was leaning towards. And…wow.

Sally: You like?

Adam: It is phenomenal. You are killing it with this new look. It’s understated, yet powerful.

Sally: Good, ’cause that is the exact vibe that I am going for, like I do this kind of thing every day. Get named ceo of a major media corporation in a press conference headlined by victor newman himself.

Adam: Well, get used to it.

Sally: Yeah. Well, if I can’t, I will just have to learn to fake it.

Adam: Hey, look, you don’t have to fake anything. You just have to smile and pretend like you have the biggest secret in the world, and the press will eat it up.

Sally: For you, this is familiar territory — being the man of the hour, giving speeches, fielding questions like a pro, it’s just a normal day.

Adam: Yeah, not quite. It’s a little less thrilling when it’s not your first time.

Sally: Okay, well, I won’t tell if you won’T.

Adam: It’s different now. It’s — it’s better than my previous stints running newman.

Sally: Well, for one thing, you have me.

Adam: Yes, and that has made a huge difference.

Sally: Trust me, today is going to be a turning point for both of us.

Michael: There you are. I’ve been looking all over for you. You’re not answering your phone.

Victor: Sit down. I don’t have much time. I have a press conference to go to.

Michael: Yeah, well, you’re gonna want to hear this. I found ashland and victoria.

Victor: Where are they?

Michael: New york, staying at a hotel.

Victor: So he went back to his home base.

Michael: There’s more. Ashland was spotted meeting with a high-end commercial real-estate broker.

Victor: [ Sighs ] So they’re looking for office space to start a new company.

Ashland: Good morning.

Victoria: Good morning. There’s coffee.

Ashland: Well, thank you very much. Look at you, still in your robe, getting a late start. Did you not sleep well?

Victoria: Oh, no, I slept like a baby. I just wanted to enjoy a leisurely morning. There’s no need to rush into the office.

Ashland: Ah, well, I’m — I’m glad you’re getting a chance to relax, especially after the stress of the last few months.

Victoria: Are you hungry? Do you want to order some breakfast?

Ashland: Well, actually, i was gonna ask if you wanted to go out to brunch, you know, at that cute little café we both love on the upper east side.

Victoria: Well, I guess you haven’t checked the news. The whole business world is counting down to the big press event announcing my successor.

Ashland: Actually, I did read that last night before I went to bed, but I wasn’t sure if you had any interest in watching it.

Victoria: On the contrary. I’m gonna be glued to this tablet for the duration. I would not miss one minute of it.

Jack: So that said, I really want your transition to marchetti to go smoothly.

Kyle: I am down with that. What do you need from me?

Jack: I want your thoughts on second-quarter projections, and then you’re pretty much done.

Kyle: That’s it? Seriously?

Jack: Yeah, I’ll handle the rest. My final offer, take it or leave it.

Kyle: Dad, are you sure?

Jack: I’m positive.

Kyle: You’re making this too easy for me.

Jack: You and summer are going to have your hands full wrapping up this acquisition, getting marchetti moved to the united states. The sooner you are in the ceo seat, the better for everyone.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: Oh. There it is, the newman press conference will be in one hour, where victor will formally announce that adam will be taking the reins as ceo.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. Think he hired a skywriter?

Jack: Oh, there will definitely be the intended hoopla.

Kyle: Alright. Kind of ironic. You know, all this fanfare for adam as he ascends the newman throne, while over here you’re quietly shunting your son off to another division.

Jack: Oh, I seem to recall this was your idea. I am in no hurry to lose my partner at jabot.

Kyle: Sorry, you’re stuck with me. Marchetti is a jabot subsidiary.

Jack: Where you will be sole head honcho. I could not be any prouder of you.

Kyle: Thanks. I’m looking forward to the challenge and to be working with summer again. Feels like everything is coming together.

Jack: You worked hard and you earned it. And does that include diane, this “everything coming together”? I mean, I haven’t asked for a while. How are things going between the two of you? Is there a problem?

Summer: Ready to go?

Phyllis: Is it 9:00 already?

Summer: It is 9:03 to be exact.

Phyllis: Okay. I’m so slammed after my trip. I have so much work to do, and there’s a luncheon for the chamber of commerce in the ballroom, and —

Summer: Mom, you promised me that you were going to do this. I’ve already arranged it with diane.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Where are we meeting?

Summer: At the park. Neutral territory so that you can extend an olive branch.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: Please don’t tell me that you’re gonna back out at the last minute. You’ve got to know how important this is to me. To my whole family.

Phyllis: No, I’m — I’ll do it. Yeah, let’s do it, let’s do it. Let’s go. Oh.

Summer: And let’s go. Nope

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Kyle: Mom and I are cool. We’ve been spending more time together.

Jack: Yeah?

Kyle: She’s been working hard to prove herself, hasn’t done anything wrong. At least not that I know of.

Jack: Well, there’s a curious way of expressing it. Wasn’t that long ago you were doing everything you could to give her the benefit of the doubt.

Kyle: Still am. Doesn’t mean I’m ready to wipe the slate clean.

Jack: Good. There is no rush. There is no deadline.

Kyle: I know. She accepts that, and we’re taking things slow.

Jack: I think you should. Deciding how much of a presence diane is gonna have in your life is a big decision, and one with lifelong implications.

Kyle: There’s a part of me that just wants to open my arms and let her all the way in and just cling to her until the wounds are healed like magic. And then I-I think back to when she was murdered. When I believed my mother was gone and never coming back. And some nights, in my room when I was finally alone, I would scream into my pillow ’cause i thought I had to be brave for everyone. And…to think about that kind of grief, at that age, it was exhausting. Exhausting. It was the most traumatic thing I’d ever been through. And to find out that it — it was all a lie inflicted on me by my own mother? Th-that — that’s not the kind of thing you get past overnight.

Jack: No, it’s not.

Kyle: She’s saying all the right things. She seems to mean them. She’s sentimental with harrison. Grateful to get to know her grandson.

Jack: But you’re having trouble trusting her completely?

Kyle: Dad, I want to, badly, but I’m wary. Because something will happen, and then I’ll wonder if it’s a warning sign. Like — like this thing with you and phyllis. And I don’t need to know details. It’s none of my business. But you admitted to summer and me that there’s a problem that ties back to my mother, and…i can’t help but wonder.

Jack: No, no, if diane is reverting to her old tricks, believe me, I will let you know. As far as this thing with phyllis and me, don’t let that change your evaluation. Look, these are two different issues.

Kyle: Okay. If you say so.

Ashland: You seem almost eager to watch the press conference.

Victoria: More like fascinated.

Ashland: And here I thought you’d be mostly irritated.

Victoria: Why? Because it’s rumored that my father might announce adam as my successor?

Ashland: Are you telling me that doesn’t bother you, not at all?

Victoria: I’m sure that my father would love it if I lost it over that and came racing back to defend my turf. I mean, it’s why he did it in the first place. Not because adam will run newman better than I will. It’s what he always does. He plays us against each other. It’s his usual move, and quite frankly, I find it tiresome. And I’m not falling for it.

Ashland: I’m just impressed that you’re so calm, so nonchalant, above it all.

Victoria: Well, I mean, come on, isn’t that why we left in the first place? So that I could break free of my father’s influence and stand strong on my own? Our patterns had just become so entrenched, and it had gotten to the point where I knew what he was gonna do before he’d even done it.

Ashland: There’s a certain satisfaction to that, being able to predict your rival’s every move. I’ve had that feeling myself from time to time.

Victoria: You know…no one’s ever gotten me the way that you do. I realized that about you when i first met you. It’s like we’re kindred spirits.

Ashland: I just wish I’d recognized that from the beginning, like you did.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] You’re a slow learner. I’ll adapt, don’t worry.

Ashland: [ Laughs ] Thank you for the effort.

Victoria: You’re worth it.

Ashland: Um…I’ll tell you what. Let me prove my value. Why don’t you order room service? I’m going to go change for the meeting, and then we will reconvene, sit right on this couch, and watch the press conference together, in case it’s a little tougher on you than you think.

Victoria: Oh, aren’t you thoughtful.

Ashland: I try.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nick: Vick. I’m so glad you called. Are you okay?

Victoria: I’m fine.

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Adam: You don’t think my statement’s too long?

Sally: No way. Reporters love meaty speeches to pull quotes from.

Adam: Well, when you’re right, you are right.

[ Sighs ]

Sally: You could cut the last sentence, maybe. Save that thought for the q&A.

Adam: Hmm. Much tighter ending. Got it.

Sally: [ Exhales sharply ]

Victor: Well…the moment’s almost upon us. The press is waiting to come in.

Sally: Time to get this show underway?

Adam: Actually, I would like a moment alone with my dad.

Sally: Sure thing. I will go schmooze the reporters. Take as much time as you need.

Victor: So, son, are you getting cold feet?

Adam: Ha.

Victor: Hmm?

Adam: Not at all.

Victor: Good.

Adam: I meant what I said. I plan to use my time at the helm, however long or short that is, to show you what I’m capable of, and I promise you, you will be impressed.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Now, we both want what’s best for you, right? We both want you to excel.

Adam: Oh, there’s no worries about that. Feel like my whole life has been leading me to this moment, to this opportunity, and I plan to make the most of it.

Victor: I’m banking on that, son. I’m betting on you.

Victoria: The move has gone great. Everything is happening just as I hoped.

Nick: Are you ready to tell us where you are?

Victoria: I’m surprised you haven’t heard. I assumed dad would have sussed it out by now.

Nick: If he knows, he hasn’t said anything to me.

Victoria: We’re in new york, visiting ashland’s favorite haunts.

Nick: I should’ve guessed that.

Victoria: I gather that you won’t be making it to our brother’s coronation.

Nick: So you heard about that.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] I assume that adam is thrilled. All of his dreams are coming true.

Nick: Well, you’ll have to ask him. We — we haven’t talked about it.

Victoria: Well, please be sure to give him my congratulations when you see him, since you’re the only one in the family that I’m communicating with.

Nick: Vick, call mom. Alright? You know how much she worries.

Victoria: I know. I will when the time is right. I have to go now, okay?

Nick: Are you gonna watch the press conference? I hear they’re gonna live-stream it.

Victoria: Well, I doubt that ashland and I will have time. We’re meeting with some big investors to see if they’ll bankroll our new venture.

Nick: Are these connections of ashland’s?

Victoria: They’re mine, mostly.

Nick: Does that mean your plan is to set up a company that will compete against newman?

Victoria: Nicholas, I didn’t call you to talk about my future business. I just wanted to check in and let you know that I’m okay. I should get going now. I got to get ready for this meeting. I’ll talk to you soon, okay? Bye.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Hello, summer. Don’t you look lovely. I love that top on you. And, phyllis, welcome back. I hope you had a nice time in georgia with your son and granddaughter.

Phyllis: I did. It was lovely. Thank you for asking.

Diane: Yeah, so what did you ladies want to meet about? Who would like to begin?

Summer: Well, while mom was out of town, she had a chance to do some thinking. Right?

Phyllis: Right. Um…well, I was able to center myself and gain perspective.

Diane: Really? That’s great. And so quickly. It took me years.

Phyllis: Ha, well, I’m a fast learner, and I mean, you… had a lot to work through.

Diane: I don’t know about that, because you strike me as someone with so many issues weighing you down.

Phyllis: Oh, do I? Really? Well, not really. No, no, I don’T. But what I realized is I just want to keep this calm…inside of me, and, um…I don’t want anger and resentment to fester and rot away inside. Like it’s done to you. You made it clear that you’re sticking in town. You’re gonna be at family events and such, so…yeah. I would just like to put the past where it needs to be — behind us. Starting today.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Are you saying this is a fresh start for the two of us?

Phyllis: Well, I’m never gonna forget the things you’ve done to me.

Summer: Mom, but you can — you can forgive.

Diane: Right, the way so many people in town have forgiven you over the years for all the things you’ve done.

Phyllis: See? This is what I’m going to do. I’m not going to dwell on the things that you did to me. So just consider this a pact of non-aggression, a ceasefire, a detente.

Summer: Maybe something a little less war-like?

Phyllis: A truce.

Diane: Well, that is wonderful to hear. Thank you, phyllis, for sharing that with me. You just made my day. Hi, I’m denise.

Diane: I know this couldn’t have been easy for you, phyllis.

Summer: Well, you know, when you showed up with no warning, it brought up a lot of painful, unresolved issues for everyone.

Diane: Oh, I’m well aware, because pretty much everywhere i turn, people are there to remind me of the damage I’ve done. Not that I’m complaining. I know that I deserve every bit of their rage.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah, you most definitely do.

Diane: Which is why I find it so impressive that you found a way to let it go and make peace with me. It must be so freeing.

Phyllis: It must be freeing for you to know that you can cross one person off the long list you have of people who don’t want you in town.

Diane: Well, it does mean a great deal to me, especially, as you pointed out, we’re part of the same extended family, and it’s best for everyone if we get alonG.

Phyllis: Yeah, it is. You know, nobody has any reason to give you a second chance in this town. But I will. You know, it’s unfortunate for you, ’cause the probability of people giving you dirty looks and just the outright hostility that you will experience by staying in genoa city, that must be very difficult, but you know what, diane? I…I’m not gonna be a part of that. Because I will not put my daughter through that. My daughter and her husband. I will not make my daughter uncomfortable. I will not make her choose sides ever.

Diane: Excellent point. And while I realize you’re not doing this for me, I do appreciate the effort. Thank you.

Phyllis: Well, you’re welcome.

Diane: You know, I’m just really happy for you, phyllis, that you’ve reached this level of serenity and maturity.

[ Chuckles ] Comes as a complete surprise. Oh, I hope you don’t take that the wrong way.

Phyllis: Oh, absolutely not. Let’s go, alright?

Summer: Okay. Thank you for coming, diane.

Diane: Of course.

Summer: Shall we?

Phyllis: Sure, let’s go.

Victor: Thank you all for coming. Today I have an important announcement to make. As you know, newman enterprises has expanded enormously during the last year. We not only merged with locke communications group, but we acquired chancellor communications and newman media. All this was done under the very capable leadership of my daughter victoria. She’s done a wonderful job. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, she decided to step away. And today I’m naming my son adam as new chief executive officer of newman enterprises, effective immediately. As some of you may know, adam has been intimately acquainted with the various departments of this company, but only someone who gathered the knowledge that he did on wall street and someone who graduated from harvard business school was able to, many times, step in and steer this enormous ship whenever I asked him to. He’s exactly what we need right now. He’s bold, he’s innovative, he’s right for the job. Please welcome my son adam.

Ashland: I believe that last comment was aimed at you.

Victoria: Oh, no doubt. Did you notice how my father didn’t mention your name, not even once? It’s as if you’ve ceased to exist.

Ashland: I’m sure he wishes that was the case.

Adam: Well, I could not be more pleased to be taking the helm of the company now. First things first, I have to give due credit to my sister for having the foresight to pull together the resources so we could thrive during these challenging times. Our talented executive team, cutting-edge technology, and amazing portfolio of intellectual property, and our unmatched global reach. My mission will be to integrate those assets to maximize our profit potential. At the same time, keeping with the values and the philosophy of our founder, my father, victor newman, who has always been at the heart of our company’s success.

Ashland: “My sister went on a shopping spree, but I’m the only one who knows what to do with all the stuff.” And look at him, he’s still kissing up to victor, even after he’s gotten the gig. Haven’t you had enough of this?

Victoria: Almost.

Adam: …Because I am leaving newman media in the very capable hands of my former coo and now ceo, sally spectra. And we’re available to take any questions you have.

Victoria: Okay, I am done. And you know what? My father deserves everything that adam and sally are gonna put him through. Let’s go. Let’s get to our meeting, shall we?

Ashland: Okay. Well [Clears throat] After you.

Adam: Well, we settled on ceo and not “division president” partly because it had been my title, but mainly because of the level of responsibility that it takes to run a media entity of that size. Something that I have every confidence ms. Spectra will handle with her usual aplomb.

Nick: Can I see you outside? I heard from victoria.

Adam: Next question? (Vo) red lobster’s seafood summerfest is fire!

“The young and the restless”

will continue. D a woman’s right to choice, her right to make intensely personal decisions from her doctor, free from interference from politics. To reaffirm basic principles of equality, and reinforced the fundamental right of privacy, the right of each of us to choose how to live our lives. Now with roe gone, let’s be very clear: The health and life of women in this nation are now at risK. As chairman and ranking member of the senate judiciary committee, as vice president and now as president of the united states, I’ve studied this case carefully. I’ve overseen more supreme court confirmations than anyone today. Where this case was always discussed. I believe roe V. Wade was the correct decision. As a matter of constitutional law and application of the fundamental right to privacy and liberty in matters of family and personal autonomy. It was a decision on a complex matter, that drew a careful balance between a woman’s right to choose earlier in her pregnancy the states ability to regulate later in her pregnancy. A broad consensus that most americans of faith and backgrounds found acceptable, and had been the law of the land for most of the lifetime of americans today. And it was a constitutional principle upheld by justices appointed by democrat and republican presidents alike. Roe V. Wade was a 7-2 decision, written by a justice, appointed by a republican president, richard nixon. In the five decades that followed roe V. Wade, justices appointed by republican presidents, from eisenhower, nixon, reagan, and george W. Bush were among the justices that voted to uphold the principles set forth in roe V. Wade. It was three justices named by one president, donald trump, in the core of today’s decision to up end the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country. Make no mistake, this decision is a culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law. It’s a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the supreme court in my view. The court has done what it has never done before: Expressly take away a constitutional right that is so fundamental to so many americans that had already been recognized. The court’s decision to do so will have real and immediate consequences. State laws banning abortion are automatically taking effect today, jeopardizing the health of millions of women, some without exceptions. So extreme that the women can be punished for protecting their health. So extreme that women and girls were forced to bear their rapist’s child. A child of a consequence — it just stuns me. So extreme that doctors will be criminalized for fulfilling their duty to care. Imagine having a young woman having to carry a child of incest — as a consequence of incest with no option. Too often the casE. The poor women are going to be hit the hardest. It is cruel. In fact, the court laid out state laws criminalizing abortion that go back to the 1800s as a rational. The court literally taking america back 150 yearS. This is a sad day for the country, in my vieW. But it doesn’t mean that the fight is over. Let me be very clear and unambiguous: The only way we can secure a woman’s right to choose in the balance that existed is for congress to restore the protections of roe V. Wade as federal law. No executive action from the president can do that. And if congress, as it appears, lacks the votes to do that now, voters need to make their voices heard. This fall you must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman’s right to choose into federal law once agaiN. Elect more state leaders to protect this right at the local leveL. We need to restore the protections of roe as law of the land. We need to elect officials who will do that. This fall roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality, they’re all on the ballot. Until then, I will do all in my power to protect a woman’s right in states where they will face the consequences of today’s decision. While the court’s decision cast a dark shadow over a large swath of the land, many states in this country still recognize a woman’s right to choose. So if a woman lives in a state that restricts abortion, the supreme court’s decision does not prevent her from traveling from her home state to the state that allows it. It does not prevent a doctor in that state from treating her. As the attorney general has made clear, women must remain free to travel safely to another state to seek care they need. My administration will defend that bedrock right. If any state or local official, high or low, tries to interfere with a woman’s exercise of her basic right to travel, i will do everything in my power to fight that deeply unamerican attack. My administration will also protect a woman’s access to medications that are approved by the F.D.A., The F.D.A., Like contraception, which is essential for preventive health care. If aprestone, which the F.D.A. Approved 20 years ago to safely end early pregnancies and is used to treat miscarriages — some states are saying they will try to ban or severely restrect access to this medications. But they’re looking to block the mail or search a person’s medicine cabinet or control a woman’s actions by tracking data on an app are wrong and extreme and out of touch with the majority of the americans. The american medical association, the american college of obstetricians and gon gon cologys, they say by limiting access to these medicines, morality will climb in america. That’s what they say. Today I’m directing the department of health and human services to take steps to ensure these critical medications are available to the fullest extent possible. And the politicians cannot interfere in the decisions that should be made between a woman and her doctor. My administration will remain vigilant as the implications of this decision play out. I’ve warned about how this decision risks the broader right to privacy for everyone. That’s because roe recognized the fundamental right to privacy. That has served as a basis for so many more rights that have come to take — we’ve come to take for granted, that are ingrained in the fabric of this country. The right to make the best decisions for your health. The right to use birth control. A married couple in the privacy of their bedroom, for god’s sakE. The right to marry the person you love. Justice thomas said as much today. He explicitly called to reconsider the right of marriage equality, the right of couples to make their choices on contraception. This extreme and dangerous path the court is now taking us on. Let me close with two points: First, I call on everyone, no matter how deeply they care about this decision, to keep all protests peaceful. Peaceful. Peaceful. No intimidation. Violence is never acceptable. Threats and intimidation are not speech. We must stand against violence in any form, regardless of your rationale. Second, I know so many of us are frustrated and disillusioned that the court has taken something away that is so fundamental. I know so many women are now going to face incredibly difficult sessions. I hear you. I support you. I stand with you. The consequences and the consensus of the american people, core principles of, quote,, quote,ofequality, liberty, dignity, and the stability of the rule of law demand that roe should not have been overturned. With this decision a conservative majority of the supreme court shows how extreme it is, how far removed they are from the majority of this country. They made the united states an outlier among developed nations of the world, but this decision must not be the final word. My administration will use all of its appropriate, lawful powers, but congress must act. And with your vote, you can act. You can have the final word. This is not over. Thank you very much. More to say on this in weeks to come. Thank yoU.

[Reporters. (Yelling) reporter yelling]O’connell: The president pledging to do everything in his power to protect women’s health. He says, let’s be clear, the health and life of women are now at risK. Let’s bring in nancy cordes. Nancy, what actions can the president take?

Reporter: We only heard him give one actual specific in that speecH. He says he is going to be directing the department of health and human services that abortion pills are more widely available, particularly to women who live in states where abortion is now illegal. What he did not say is whether he is going to push the F.D.A. To drop restrictions that currently limit the number of pharmacies that can provide those abortion pills. He didn’t announce any new executive orderS. It doesn’t mean those won’t happen in the days to come, but he didn’t lay out any specific plan right now to do things like issue travel vouchers to women so if they need to go a thousand miles to get an abortion, it can be a little cheaper for theM. He didn’t talk about giving service members time off if they live in a state that doesn’t allow abortions and they need to travel. So there are going to be a lot of questions on the minds of abortion rights activists about just how far he is willing to go personally. He says he is going to do everything he can. He called this ruling an extreme ideology and a tragic error, but we are still waiting for some of the details to be filled in.

O’connell: And, nancy, the president also making the case that this decision is not the final word. And he said congress should act, they could act, but he also said with your vote you can act. And laying out the case that this will be a central issue in the upcoming mid-term lacks elections.

Reporter: Very explicitly laying out a mid-term election message, saying that the only way to secure women’s rights is for congress to make the right to abortion a federal law. He said we don’t have the votes to do that right now, democrats don’t, so if people care about that, they need to vote in november and elect pro-abortion rights candidates at every level, at the state level and at the national level. That is an argument you’re already hearing today, norah, not just from the president of the united states but from the speaker of the house and virtually every democrat that has spoken so far.

O’connell: Nancy cordes at the white house. I want to bring in jan crawford because you heard him mention clarence thomas’ singular descent, in which he said he want to reconsider marriage equality. And they were saying this should go further.

Justice thomas has been the most conservative justice on the supreme court. He is the one who is willing to completely disregard precedent on a number of cases where other conservative justices are not. When you look at the majority opinion, which has five justices supporting the view, thomas is the only one. The other four say no, it does not. It could not be more clear. The right to contraception and the right to same-sex marriage — abortion is different because it involves a fetal life. There is an extensive analysis bulked up from the initial draft we saw where the majority is saying, no, we don’t agree with that. Thomas is only writing for himself.

O’donnell: Jan crawford. I want to bring in major garrett, who is there at the supreme court, which is a fortress with security, but also a number of protests.

Reporter: Norah, I’ve talked to protestors on both sides. They both use the same phrase: “This is an earthquake.” If so, this judicial earthquake has created a falt line right here in front of the supreme court. Those interested in this opinion have come in much larger numbers since 10:10 this morning. Some are curiosity-seekers, but some are deeply emotionally involved in this issue. I see tears on both sides, those who long opposed abortion rights, tears of gratitude, and those who support abortion rights, bitter tears about what the spreamplet supreme court has done. Americans coming in front of the supreme court, if you read the opinion today, the supreme court said don’t come here anymore. The supreme court has nothing more to say on abortion. Because they no longer recognize it as a constitutional right worthy of commentary. Go back to your states. But they’re coming here in larger numbers.

O’donnell: The president also calling for peaceful protests after the supreme court has struck down roe V. Wade. The president saying no intimidation or violence is ever acceptable. Our coverage will continue on cbs streaming, your local news, and we’ll have a wrap-up tonight on the “cbs evening news.” I’m norah o’donnell in for her to build a permanent life this close to you? I know that you’ve been hesitant to trust her, given the way that she abandoned you.

Kyle: I can’t erase all the things she put me through, and i don’t know if the scars will ever fade. But there’s no chance of that happening if I send her away without trying. I’ll wonder the rest of my life if I made the wrong choice.

Summer: Okay. Well, we’ll do our best and we’ll see what happens.

Jack: I have no idea what phyllis’ thinking is where you’re concerned.

Diane: Fair enough.

Jack: I do know there’s a better chance of her keeping her word if you don’t provoke her — something you’re very good at, something you seem to relish.

Diane: On my honor — and i do believe I have some now — i have no intention of kicking that hornets’ nest. Why would I?

Jack: Is that a real question?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m just thrilled that the woman has volunteered to back off. And as you’ve said, it brings the number down of people in this town who are out for my blood.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: Excuse me, please.

Victoria: Well, I think that that meeting went rather well, don’t you?

Ashland: Extremely well, yes.

Victoria: I got the feeling that we’re gonna get some positive responses to our proposal.

Ashland: I just love the way the presentation went, the way we were playing off of each other’s ideas. I just — I can’t wait to be running a company with you again.

Victoria: Me too.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, June 24, 2022

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Victor has a big press conference to announce Adam as the new CEO of Newman Enterprises and Sally as the CEO of Newman Media.

Victoria calls Nick to tell him she is in New York to meet with some investors about a new venture. Nick runs to tell Victor the news confirming for him what Michael had already told him. Victor asks Michael to find out who the possible investors in Victoria’s new company are and persuade them not to invest in the company.
Victoria tells Ashland she thinks that they should use their own money to fund their new company.

Phyllis tells Diane she has decided to call a truce with her for Summer’s sake.

Phyllis sends Jack a text message telling him she is back in town and wants to talk to him.

Kyle tells Summer that he doesn’t trust Diane yet but he wants her to stay in Genoa City so he can slowly get to know her again and see if she can be trusted.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, June 20, 2022

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Billy: I know, I’m sorry, I’m a little bit late. Mwah. Just having a hard time getting motivated this morning.

Jill: Well, now, why would that be? The launch party was a tremendous success. I’ve been getting congratulatory messages all morning.

Billy: Yeah, Mother, don’t take this the wrong way, but there’s more to life than work.

Jill: Yeah, Billy, I understand that. But would you please tell me why you’re so disgruntled?

Billy: Can I at least just get a coffee, please, first?

Jill: Could you multi-task?

Billy: Fine, I got some disturbing news from Victoria right before the launch. And I promised Lily that I was not gonna let it affect the big night, and I didn’t, but I’m having a hard time letting it go.

Jill: Okay, so what happened?

Billy: Victoria came to me and informed me that she is — she’s starting over with Ashland. She’s leaving town. She’s leaving her job. She’s leaving her family. She’s leaving it all behind.

Jill: Why would they want to start over?

Billy: Do you not know?

Jill: Well, evidently not.

Billy: Wow. Okay, so no one told you. Uh…well, with everything else that Ashland has done, he was lying about having cancer.

Jill: What?

Billy: Yes. And he did it to deceive Victoria into marrying him so that then he could go and steal newman/locke after the merger. The guy was playing the long game.

Jill: Oh, my god, that’s — that’s just —

Billy: Deceitful, disgusting. It’s all those things, but it’s Ashland lLcke, so what else is new?

Jill: Okay, so who figured out what he was up to and blew the whistle?

Billy: Well, that is a very long and complicated story, one that I will share with you another time. But it’s suffice to say that the Newmans are doing everything they could to get rid of the guy, but it backfired and Victoria accepted all his sad tears and forgave him, and now she’s expecting me to let her take the kids to live with them, wherever they’re going. And because she’s not telling me, she’s being secretive, so Victor doesn’t interfere. And so I’m sorry if I’m a little, you know, out of sorts.

Jill: No, that’s okay. Ashland is a vile human being. I expected a little bit better of Victoria, but, honey, I mean, if — it’s her life. If she’s willing to throw it away on a man who’s not worthy of her, I — c’est la vie.

Billy: “C’est la vie”? How do you say that? You don’t expect me to sit here and just let it happen.

Jill: Oh, you just stop it. I know what you’re about to say. This is no longer your battle to fight.

Billy: Oh, god, you sound exactly like Lily.

Jill: Well, I take that as a compliment.

Billy: How do you not expect me to be concerned about this? This directly affects the wellbeing of my kids.

Jill: Well, you used them as an excuse the last time, when you were involved with that Jesse Gaines debacle and you were trying to stop Victoria’s wedding. Lily was right to call you out. There’s no way on earth that Victoria would put her children in danger. Look at me. You’ve got to let this go, Billy, and also, if you mess this up with Lily, I will never forgive you.


Devon: Good morning.

Lily: Good morning. Hello.

Devon: Hey.

Lily: How’s it going? I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a high from last night.

Nate: Mm, Chancellor-Winters’ first official business day is now underway.

Lily: I know, look at us. The three of us, working down the hall from each other in our newly merged company. Oh, speaking of which, do you like your offices? ‘Cause I oversaw the design, so I hope it’s all to your liking.

Devon: Um…I hate to put a damper on your day, but there actually is a problem.


Summer: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: Summer, hi.

Summer: Amanda, hi. How are you?

Amanda: I — I kind of feel like I should be asking you that question. Are you okay?

Summer: Oh, you know, Mom. What can I say?

Amanda: Oh. Any word on when she might be home?

Summer: Nothing solid, but these text messages of hers are a master class in evasion. I tried to call her, but she won’t pick up, and I want to keep her on the loop on certain decisions that Kyle and I are making, but not like this. And when I ask her what her plans are —

Amanda: She sends you shrug emojis and cheerful greetings.

Summer: So you’ve been getting them, too.

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Summer: She is pulling the same stuff with Daniel — being vague about how long she’ll be visiting, and when he tries to get her to open up, she gets all moody. It’s gotten to the point where he and his daughter Lucy are walking on eggshells around her. And it’s — it’s so weird. I mean, she loves that kid.

Amanda: Do you think that we should be worried?

Summer: I sure am.


Michael: I can’t get over it — you and I, together in the same room.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: No, no, no, just it’s such a rare occurrence. I mean, here I am working very reasonable hours, courtesy of — wait for it — Victor, while your career is busier than ever. Oh, the irony.

Lauren: You know, you at least know where I am. I’m not in some Peruvian jail somewhere, okay?

Nikki: Oh, hello, you two.

Michael: Nikki, you look lovely.

Lauren: How are you?

Nikki: I’ve been better.

Lauren: Yeah, I heard that Victoria left with Ashland. You and Victor must be devastated.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Yes, it’s been very difficult. I woke up this morning determined to not think about her departure. In fact, I’m so glad I ran into you, Michael.

Michael: Of course you are. But why?

Nikki: I intend to direct all of my rage and frustration into a worthy target — Diane Jenkins. And you’re just the person to help me do it.


Billy: Look, you’re right, okay? I know that I’ve got to let it go, just like I promised Lily.

Jill: You thought I’d be a more sympathetic ear, didn’t you?

Billy: Yeah, I did.

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Billy: I thought you would be a little bit more supportive because, you know, you’re my mother, you’re supposed to be.

Jill: Not mindlessly supportive, Billy.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Jill: Look, with all the exciting things you have to focus on now, I can see that something is bothering you. How are you feeling about all the changes at the company?

Billy: How are you feeling?

Jill: Well, I thought I’d made myself very clear in my speech at the launch event.

Billy: Yeah, no, it was a great speech. It was heartfelt, it was touching, it was perfect.

Jill: Well, thank you, I think.

Billy: But it is the end of an era. I mean, you ran Chancellor by yourself for a very long time.

Jill: Yeah, I did. And Lily’s doing a bang-up job of bringing the company into a brand-new era.

Billy: She is. She’s doing great. I couldn’t be more proud of her.

Jill: Yeah, and it’s very brilliant the way she’s expanding both Katherine and Neil’s visions.

Billy: Yes, but, like you said, it is a major upheaval, so it’s got to be a little disconcerting for you.

Jill: The way it is for you, honey?


Lily: Wait, what’s — what’s wrong? Is there an issue with your office?

Devon: Yeah, the size is an issue. I’m gonna have to get used to it.

Lily: The si– wait, our offices are the same size. I mean, down to the millimeter. I made sure of it. But I can switch with you if you want.

Devon: Yeah, I think that’s a good idea. We should switch.

Lily: Okay. That’s fine.

Devon: I can’t believe you can’t tell when I’m messing with you. I’m joking completely. The office is fine. It’s perfect. Did an amazing job, as usual.

Lily: Oh, my god. Wow. Very funny.

Devon: I just need to hang some pictures and make it personal, I’ll be good to go.

Lily: Okay, never tell a joke again. Um, Nate, do you like your office?

Nate: Okay, are you kidding me? It’s spectacular.

Devon: Yeah, compared to that little hole in the wall they had you in at Memorial.

Nate: There is no comparison. Sweeping views of the city, beautiful new furniture. There’s even room for a putting machine.

Lily: A putting machine? You don’t golf.

Nate: I know, I’m just saying. Add in my very own espresso maker and some fancy snacks — I’m in heaven. Truly, this is a whole new world for me.

Lily: Well, good. Get used to it, celebrity COO, ’cause I got to tell you, the press loved you.

Imani: I’ll say. Everyone’s buzzing about the sexy, sophisticated addition to the executive suite.

Lily: Sexy? I didn’t see sexy. You saw sexy?

Imani: [ Chuckles ] You must be focusing on the stuffy business press your PR team sends over. If you do a deep dive into the gossip sites that covered our party, the “s” word definitely comes up.


Summer: I’m pretty sure that something went down between her and Jack.

Amanda: And you don’t know for certain?

Summer: It seemed like things were going well for them on the romantic front, but then Kyle and I walked in on this tense moment between the two of them. It was obvious that they’d been arguing.

Amanda: Did you ask Phyllis about this?

Summer: Yeah, she kept on insisting that it was a disagreement, “no big deal.”

Amanda: I’m guessing that you don’t buy that.

Summer: No way. How much do you know about what happened?

Amanda: Well, she did mention her disagreement with Jack.

Summer: Did it involve Diane? My mom hates her with a passion. Those two have so much history, and all of it is bad.

Amanda: Yeah, I gathered that from our conversation.

Summer: She even asked me to convince Kyle to reject her, which I wasn’t about to do. I mean, Kyle’s relationship with Diane is his own decision.

Amanda: I can’t help wondering if all of this has something to do with her sudden trip out of town. She was so excited to plan the launch party, and then, poof, she disappears. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Abby, she did an excellent job. The party turned out great, but I don’t know, I can’t help but be a little bit shocked.

Summer: The trip was actually my fault. I reached out to Daniel and I persuaded him to ask Mom to come for a visit. I was afraid that she and Diane were headed for a major showdown.


Diane: [ Laughs ]

Kyle: No, Harrison, make sure all the ducks get some corn. Have linda show you.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, that’s the way.

Diane: Yes. Oh, my gosh, he is so cute. I just can’t get enough of that little face.

Kyle: Oh, his nanny says the same thing.

Diane: Mm. Thank you for letting me know what time you’d be here so I could watch him play.

Kyle: Yeah, well, I know how much you enjoy it.

Diane: I do, so much. Although I almost slept through the alarm. I just tossed and turned all night.

Kyle: How come?

Diane: Oh, I had a bad dream, and then you know how it is when you wake up at 3:00 A.M., all your worst fears start ballooning.

Kyle: Ah. That sounds intense.

Diane: Mm.

Kyle: Remember what it was about?

Diane: My dream? You really want to hear it? Uh, okay. I dreamt that the deal to purchase Marchetti fell through and that you and Summer and that cute little boy moved back to Milan.

Kyle: Don’t worry about that. Acquisition is right on track.

Diane: Well, that’s a relief. Thank you for putting my mind at ease. Which brings me to another thing that has me up all night. Um…Kyle, I need to ask you a favor. A big one.

Kyle: What is it?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I was hoping that when the dust settles with Marchetti, that you could help me find a job around here.


Amanda: I am sure that you are right about Phyllis and Diane clashing, and finding a way to cool things down for a bit, it was a really good idea.

Summer: It won’t last, though. Sending her off for some quality time with daniel, it’s just postponing the inevitable.

Amanda: Well, I’m sorry, really, I don’t know what I can do to help. I don’t know how to engage Phyllis in a meaningful conversation about Diane when she is actively dodging all forms of communication.

Summer: Is there a cute little emoji for “call me back or I’ll haunt your dreams”?

Amanda: Listen, I promise that when she gets back, I will corner you, and maybe she’ll be ready to unload then.

Summer: I’m glad to hear that you’re willing to help, because if this little trip doesn’t provide the reset that I’m hoping for, I have a plan.

Amanda: Tell me.

Summer: I want to put together a team to save my mom from herself and to keep her and Diane from escalating this thing into a full-blown war. Are you up for being a peace broker?

Amanda: Count me in.

Summer: Thank you.


Michael: So what is it you had in mind?

Nikki: Please do us all a favor and look into Diane’s activities in Los Angeles.

Michael: Like what, her work, her friends?

Nikki: I don’t really care. There must be something that shows she came back to town with evil intentions, that she’s not the angel she’s trying to convince people she’s become.

Lauren: Mm, Michael’s probably the worst person for the job.

Nikki: Oh, no, he’s not. He uncovered the evidence that showed Ashland to be the snake that he is. Why not do the same thing for Diane?

Lauren: Because he’s one of the few people who isn’t horrified that she’s back in town.

Michael: Sitting right here, ladies.

Lauren: In fact, he couldn’t wait to call me when he saw fresh from the grave and then bought her a drink. Didn’t you, sweetie?

Michael: Oh, so you can see me.

Lauren: And now they’re palling around together again.

Nikki: I don’t believe it. Michael is too smart for that.

Michael: Invisible again.

Lauren: Oh, believe me, we could never miss you.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Lauren:  Excuse me. Oh, it’s Summer. Something with work. Alright, well, you two seem like you have a lot to discuss.

Michael: No, no, no. Look, no, I want it on record that you cut our date short for work.

Lauren: Alright. Duly noted. Thank you. Love you.

Michael: Love you more.

Nikki: Bye.

Michael: Kind of.

Lauren: Ha-ha.

Nikki: I am appalled that you are spending time with Diane after everything she’s done. I need you to do something about her, and quickly.


Billy: I couldn’t be more proud of Lily than I am, truly. I mean, it’s so impressive to see what she’s done with this merger, even more impressive than what Victoria did with Newman/Locke. And she didn’t have to con anyone to get it done.

Jill: Oh, please, let’s not get into all that again.

Billy: Look, I am not gonna screw things up with Lily, and I am 100% on board with everything that’s happening at Chancellor-Winters and I am focused on being the best COO I can possibly be.

Jill: I believe you mean that.

Billy: Good.

Jill: But with everything that’s so positive you have to focus on, I can still see that you’re unhappy, sweetie. So I’m gonna sit here and just listen, okay? And I’m gonna try to be the supportive mother you were hoping I would be when you brought up Victoria.

Billy: I would love to tell you everything. I would love to be an open book, but if I do, you got to promise me that this stays between us.

Jill: Billy, this stays between us. You have my word. It’s covered under the mother-son privilege.


Nate: I hope neither of you is upset that I revealed more about our plans than you wanted me to.

Devon: I mean, what matters is that it worked out and we got great coverage from it, so…

Lily: Yeah, look, you followed your gut, and it worked out, so…

Imani: Sometimes relying on your instinct is better than playing it safe. I found that to be the case both personally and professionally.

Nate: I just want to make sure no one feels I stepped on anyone’s toes.

Devon: Well, you did, but as I’ve said many times already, it’s just a little bump in the road and hopefully there won’t be too many more of those, right?


Nate: Thanks for being gracious.

Devon: Yeah, not a problem, man.

Lily: Alright, well, let’s get down to work. Um…I think we should chat about the marketing plan for the 50 new podcasts that we’re launching. The PR team’s being inundated with interview requests, and honestly, I think based off of our pre-subscription numbers, we can definitely raise our advertising rates.

Devon: Well, I suppose we can thank  Nate for that, since he detailed the rollout.

Lily: Well, I mean, I think that your team did a great job with the promos and with developing the podcasts themselves.

Imani: Mm-hmm, you got to have the right product.

Nate: Amen to that.

Lily: Yeah, I think we can chalk up this success to great family teamwork. Good job, everyone.

Imani: [ Chuckles ]


Billy: It’s been amazing to watch Lily, to watch her work, to put this whole thing together, and to help where I can, and to, you know, to see her working with her brother Devon and Nate — it’s a family and it’s a vibe and it’s beautiful. But there’s a little disconnect for me there. It’s like there’s something missing.

Jill: Do you have any idea where this is coming from?

Billy: No, I don’t. And it’s — like you said, I mean, everything’s great. It should be fine, right? But I’m just feeling a little bit restless. There’s this feeling like there’s something big out there for me, and I’m not sure what it is or — or, you know, where it’s gonna come from.

Jill: Well, I can see why this would be concerning for you.

Billy: It’s a little bit of a distraction, you know? I’m trying hard not to let it get to me.

Jill: Okay, I have a theory, if you would like to hear it.

Billy: Yes. Let’s hear it.

Jill: Alright, now don’t get mad, alright? But I’ve seen this behavior in you before. Are you sure you’re not self-sabotaging, Billy? ‘Cause I’ve seen you on top of the world, and then if you fail, you give yourself permission to fall back on your old ways.


Kyle: You want me to give you a job?

Diane: No, not give, just help. But not if it’s too much trouble.

Kyle: I don’t have many connections in the real-estate biz.

Diane: Kyle, I’m not trying to put you on the spot or take advantage. It’s quite the opposite. If everything goes well and you continue to want me to stay here, you can’t keep supporting me indefinitely.

Kyle: Really, it’s no problem.

Diane: No, no, no, you have been more than generous paying my bill at the Athletic Club, and I-I really appreciate it. But I need to pay my own way, and more than that, I-I-I need a career, a purpose.

Kyle: Well, how long would it take for you to get your real-estate license here?

Diane: Oh, real estate is just something I fell into. It was never a passion, like architecture.

Kyle: You want to get back into that?

Diane: Oh, no, no, no, I think that ship has sailed.

Kyle: Seriously? You were at the top of your field.

Diane: Yes, many, many, many years ago.

Kyle: So?

Diane: Kyle, I’m a realist. Even if I was interested, I’ve been out of it for so long that it would be almost impossible for me to step back in.

Kyle: Even with all your experience?

Diane: Well, for one thing, it is a very technical field, and I haven’t kept up with building codes or materials or software, and oh, my gosh, everything these days is about 3-d imaging. And even if I did have a firm interested in me, I would be competing against architects that are young and hungry, and I could go on, but it’s just too depressing.

Kyle: Sounds like you’ve given this a lot of thought.

Diane: I have.

Kyle: It’s got to be hard giving up on a dream you once had.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Well, life goes on. But seeing you and summer working so closely and doing something you love, and then, I don’t know, getting a peek at the launch party for Chancellor-Winters, maybe — maybe it’s being around all these family businesses and the people that are so devoted to their success. It — it’s got me thinking that it’s time to fully embrace life here in genoa city. And I know what I want to do.

Kyle: You do?

Diane: Yes. Back in LA, I started taking courses in communication, working toward a certificate in public relations, and I loved it.

Kyle: Why PR?

Diane: Well, I’ve always admired the way publicists handle difficult situations and personalities, such as myself.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. Like back in your modeling days.

Diane: Oh, I was a holy terror.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Well, I guess this is the part where I say, “I find that hard to believe” and I try to keep a straight face.

Diane: Don’t strain yourself.

Kyle: [ Laughs ] Well, anyway.

Diane: Anyway, while taking classes in branding and crisis management, I realized that these jobs are a lot about reinvention. Figuring out a way to turn around a bad image or to get the public refocused on positive qualities. And that is something I know I could excel at.


Billy: No, Mom, I’m not self-sabotaging. Trust me, I’ve got no desire to go back to being the Abbott family screw-up.

Jill: Oh, good, good.

Billy: And I really don’t see this as a regression. This is me just trying to find my place in the world. And it’s exciting.

Jill: Believe it or not, I get that.

Billy: You do?

Jill: Yeah, I do. After hearing all the compliments at the launch party, I stayed up really late and binged your podcast.

Billy: Okay.

Jill: No, no, no, I am so damn proud of you. You’re fearless. It’s very brave what you’re doing. You’re digging deep, you’re being honest, and then you’re turning around and sharing it with the world. But, sweetie, I can’t help worrying about that because it’s like ripping scabs off old wounds, and that could be really, really dangerous for a person like you.

Billy: You mean a recovering addict like me. You can say it. To be honest, these podcasts have been really helpful. They’ve been good for me. I finish them, and it’s actually a cathartic experience.

Jill: But then why the restlessness?

Billy: I haven’t figured that part out yet. But I am determined to keep searching until I do.


Imani: Save some of that sugar for me.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you followed me here.

Imani: I did.

Nate: Okay. Why?

Imani: I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get you in trouble by pushing you to be yourself at the launch — even though I think I was right.

Nate: Well, I acted on my own. It was my call. And I don’t regret it.

Imani: Great. Then I will take some credit for your success. The speech clearly raised your visibility.

Nate: I don’t see that as a plus.

Imani: Why not?

Nate: Because I didn’t want to overshadow Lily and Devon. And I could’ve done without your comments back at the office about the benefits of going with your gut versus playing it safe, which seemed like a veiled dig at Devon.

Imani: Well, I’m not one to stifle my opinions. You generated a lot of buzz for the company, and to me, that was worth the risk.

Nate: Pretty sure Devon thinks otherwise, even though he hasn’t said it.

Imani: I hope you won’t let him discourage you.


Kyle: I can’t promise anything. There are obvious issues with getting you a job at jabot.

Diane: Say no more. I don’t expect you to hand me a job. And I would, of course, want to be an asset to any firm that hired me. And it needn’t be at Jabot. It’s just that you know so many more business people in town. I thought maybe someone might mention something that’s right up my alley.

Kyle: I’ll give it some thought.

Diane: And while we’re on the subject of my pariah status —

Kyle: Look, I don’t —

Diane: No, no, no, Kyle. I know that there aren’t a lot of people in this town that are dying to associate with me. At least not yet. But I want you to know that I intend to earn the respect of as many of them as I can. If only just to make you and Harrison proud. I know that he would want the best for his deedee.

Kyle: Well, that makes two of us. And for the record, I think it’s impressive you want to pursue a new career. I’ll keep my ear to the ground.

Diane: Thanks. That’s all I can ask.


Lauren: Hi. I didn’t realize I was meeting with both of you. I thought this was about work.

Summer: Kyle and I do have a lot to discuss with you regarding Marchetti, but this is about Mom.

Lauren: Oh, is Phyllis okay? I know she left in a hurry to go see Daniel.

Summer: I orchestrated that visit so that there wouldn’t be blood in the streets.

Amanda: On account of Diane. Summer is trying to diffuse things.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] Well, talk about a lost cause.

Summer: Please don’t say that.

Lauren: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be flip. I can see how concerned you are. It’s just that I was there for the original battles between the two of them, and I cannot imagine that Phyllis will ever cool down where Diane is concerned.

Summer: Exactly, but this getaway has bought us some time.

Lauren: To do what?

Summer: I was thinking that when Mom gets back to Genoa City that we could team up and try to keep the peace.

Lauren: You are ambitious.

Amanda: It’s not that hopeless, is it?

Lauren: Oh, really? The team that you would have to assemble to keep the peace would be damn busy.

Summer: Do you know something that we don’t?

Lauren: Diane is on my list, too. I have been keeping tabs on her since her return, and she has been lighting fires everywhere. Including igniting one with your grandmother. I just saw Nikki, and she is on a mission to get that woman out of town.

Summer: [ Sighs ]


Summer: If there’s one person Diane won’t want to tangle with, it’s my grandmother.

Lauren: Not if she’s smart.

Amanda: Well, with all of these enemies gunning for Diane, maybe we’ll get lucky. Maybe she’ll feel the heat and she’ll head back to la before Phyllis gets home.

Summer: I want to create peace for everyone, not drive Diane away from Kyle unless it becomes absolutely necessary.

Lauren: That is a very difficult position to be in. And I think it’s very noble that you are considering your husband’s feelings as well.

Summer: I love him.

Lauren: I know you do. And somehow Michael has a soft spot for her as well, which I find inexplicable.

Amanda: You are really not a neutral party in this peace-keeping effort, are you?

Lauren: [ Laughs ] No. I am far more on the Phyllis/Nikki side. And this town would be better without Diane in it. But knowing how she operates, you, too, may have to pick a side and decide to get some distance between Kyle and his mother.


Nate: Devon and I have a long history. We’re cousins. Sometimes we’re rivals. Other times, we’re best friends. You don’t need to worry about me feeling stifled by a little healthy competition.

Imani: I’m not worried. I’m just observing the dynamic. I’m impressed with your business instinct, and I would hate to see your spirit squashed.

Nate: Well, I appreciate your support.

Imani: We should look out for each other. We’re both new in this arena. Personally, I get worried that I’m being held back by my sister’s watchful eye. Something I suspect you should look out for with Devon.

Nate: I don’t think I’d go that far.

Imani: I’m not saying it’s conscious on his part, but it’s just a complicated family dynamic. Well, anyway, I need to get back to the office.

Nate: Okay. I’ll see you later.

Imani: Think about what I said, Nate.


Billy: Hey, there.

Lily: Hello.

Billy: Mwah. You still riding high after last night?

Lily: Oh, yeah, I am on top of the world. Although I do realize that we have to dig deep in order to make good on the promises that we made last night.

Billy: Including everything Nate shared in his speech.

Lily: Yeah, people are very curious about our podcasts. I really hope that Jill’s as excited as everybody else.

Billy: She’s thrilled. Honestly, she couldn’t be more excited about the launch and all the accolades that are pouring in. She also made it very clear that I’d better not screw things up with her star CEO.

Lily: Why would she say that?

Billy: I don’t know, just a little joke. [ Sighs ] You’re right. [ Chuckles ] I don’t want to do that.

Lily: Do what?

Billy: I shared some things with my mother that I didn’t want to burden you with. But I don’t want to keep secrets from you.


Michael: By now…it ought to be clear that I’m more willing than most to forgive Diane.

Nikki: Michael.

Michael: More tea?

Nikki: Please don’t change the subject.

Michael: I really don’t know what I can do to help.

Nikki: You can investigate her. How was she able to live under an alias all these years? Did she pay taxes? Maybe the authorities could get her on tax evasion. She used a fake name. Did she also use a fake social security number? I mean, there’s got to be some kind of fraud there. Identity theft, impersonating an actual human being.

Michael: You’re good at this. You ought to look into getting your own PI license.

Nikki: You are the legal expert. On retainer — a very handsome retainer, I might add — for us. So there’s got to be something you can use to bring her up on charges.

Michael: Nikki, even if I were to uncover something shady, I do not have standing to bring charges in California. I’m not in law enforcement there or here. I stepped down from being the district attorney, remember? And FYI, tax evasion is a federal crime.

Nikki: Why are you making excuses? You were willing to risk your life to bring Ashland down. Why the hell are you protecting Diane?


Lily: Secrets? Should I be worried?

Billy: Oh, I don’t —

[ Telephone rings ]

Lily: Sorry, this has been ringing nonstop all day. Hi, it’s Lily. Oh, my god, I’m so sorry. Um…okay. Uh, you know what? Just hang tight. I’ll be right there. Okay, thank you.

Billy: Is everything okay?

Lily: Uh, yeah, I — I did an interview with a Chicago paper and they sent a photographer to take pictures, and I completely forgot. I have to go.

Billy: Okay, go.

Lily: But I want to hear what you were gonna say ’cause I’m freaking out right now.

Billy: It’s okay.

Lily: You can tell me.

Billy: There’s nothing to freak out about. Really, I’m fine. And I did not mean to make it sound ominous.

Lily: Are you sure?

Billy: I am sure.

Lily: Positive?

Billy: Positive. This is your time to shine, okay? Go make us proud.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]


Summer: Harrison’s having a snack in the kitchen. He seems pretty hungry after your trip to the park.

Kyle: He had a nice visit with his deedee.

Summer: Good.

Kyle: You seem bummed. What’s up?

Summer: [ Sighs ] You know how worried I’ve been about our moms and trying to keep things as calm as possible between them.

Kyle: Right, and?

Summer: Now I’m hearing that my grandmother is also after Diane. According to Lauren, she is hell-bent on getting your mother to leave town.

Kyle: Thanks for the heads up.

Summer: I didn’t mean to upset you.

Kyle: It’s not you, babe. I just don’t want you getting in the middle of this. Hell, I don’t want to deal with it either. My mother is doing her best to turn her life around, and no one will cut her any slack. I just wish everyone would back off, give her a little breathing room.

Summer: [ Sighs ] That’s easier said than done. Seems like everyone we know has history with Diane and strong opinions to match.


Nikki: Whose side are you on anyway?

Michael: No one’s. I’m neutral.

Nikki: No, you’re not. You’re trying to protect her.

Michael: Years ago, everyone in this town wanted Diane Jenkins to get the hell out. Well, you got your wish. She disappeared, and no one was wrongfully convicted for her death. Look, she lived alone in exile, missing her son. I think she paid for her crimes.

Nikki: Well, I disagree. I don’t think relocating to sunny LA is a proper punishment for her misdeeds. I mean, the fact that she can waltz right back into our lives is outrageous. Even Jack has softened his stance on her. It boggles my mind.

Michael: Does that just kill you? That — that Diane is succeeding in making amends, that she slowly but surely is gaining people’s trust?

Nikki: Yes, it does. And she will never earn my trust. That woman is nothing but trouble, and I refuse to sit back and let her wreak havoc.

Michael: Would you be so adamantly opposed to peaceful coexistence with Diane if you had succeeded in ridding your family of Ashland?

Nikki: One has nothing to do with the other.

Michael: One wonders.

Nikki: Well, don’t wonder. Diane’s crimes are worthy of their own level of vitriol.

Michael: [ Sighs ] Fine. I will agree to doing a deep dive into her time away, if only to prove to the nay-sayers that Diane has changed. That she deserves another chance.

Nikki: And what if your investigation proves otherwise? What then? Are you gonna try to cover up for your old pal? Or are you gonna let her get what she deserves?


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Gloria: Oh, you are getting so ramped up for your bold new adventure. Tension is high, nerves are frayed. You need a spiritual guru. You must be so happy to see me.

Nick: Can I see you outside? I heard from Victoria.

Diane: Phyllis has declared a truce with me. It’s wild, huh?

Imani: I just got off the phone with my father.

Amanda: What’s wrong?

Imani: It’s Mom.

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Kyle: I thought he would be here by now.

Summer: He probably just got caught up with work. You’re nervous.

Kyle: Well, I wouldn’t put it quite like that, but this is a big deal. I just hope he understands. Even though he said he’d be okay with it, saying it and meaning it are two different things. Hey.

Jack: Hey.

Kyle: Thanks for coming home to meet with us.

Jack: No problem at all. Sorry I’m a little late. I gather from your text and from the look on both of your faces, you have some important information to share.

Kyle: We do. Not that the acquisition is essentially a done deal, I’ve decided to leave my job as co-ceo of jabot and take on the role of ceo at marchetti.

Diane: There he is.

Michael: There you are.

Diane: Hello, michael. My treat for inviting me to take a stroll in the park.

Michael: Well, I will definitely accept this awesome free lemonade. But just so you know, I don’t generally require a gift when I’m reaching out to friends.

Diane: Do you know how many people in this town — outside of my son — actually ask to spend time with me?

Michael: I can count them on one hand?

Diane: Try one finger.

Michael: Ah.

Diane: Yeah, so enjoy.

Michael: If you insist.

Diane: It’s so wonderful to have you back in my life. I’m — I’m glad we’re friends again.

Michael: I feel the same way. Which is why I thought it was only fair that I warn you about something.

Diane: Uh-oh, my mind is scrolling through the possibilities. It’s not about kyle, is it?

Michael: No, no, no, no. It’s nikki. She wants to run you out of town.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Oh, that. Well, that’s not a secret. She has made it perfectly clear that she wants me gone.

Michael: No, don’t underestimate the depth of her determination. Off the record, nikki wants to get her hands on any and all dirt that may have gone on in your years in los angeles. And she asked me to do the digging.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] I’m not surprised. Well, how did you handle the request?

Michael: I told her I would do a deep dive, only to prove that there was nothing incriminating, that I was gonna show everyone that you deserve another chance.

Diane: Well, I appreciate that. Thank you.

Michael: Hey, I’m in your corner. I’m rooting for you. So, um…I think it would be best for both of us if you told me the truth here and now. Did you break any laws or pull any of your old stunts while you were out west, supposedly rehabilitating yourself?

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Devon: Hey.

Elena: Hey, neighbor.

Devon: Look who it is. Hold that thought.

Elena: Was it something i said?

Devon: No, I’m sorry. You can come in. I, uh…I was heading to the office and realized I don’t have my tablet.

Elena: Oh. Well, where did you use it last?

Devon: I don’t know. That is a great question. But it’s got to be around here somewhere.

Elena: I’ll help you look.

Devon: Thank you. I appreciate that. How — how’s everything been at the hospital? I haven’t had a chance to talk to you in a minute.

Elena: I know. Honestly, it has been hectic. I’ve been working a lot of late hours lately. But I love my job and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Devon: Well, that’s good. That means you’re doing what you’re meant to do in life.

Elena: Yeah, I couldn’t agree with you more. You know, actually, I am particularly satisfied with my job today. Aha! Found it.

Devon: Ay!

Elena: Like finding change in a couch cushion.

Devon: Well, except this has our company’s plans for world domination on it.

Elena: Oh.

[ Cellphone rings ] One sec. Ooh. Hello? Yes. Oh, thank you for accommodating me so last minute. Yeah, I definitely will. Thanks.

Devon: Does that phone call have something to do with you being in a good mood?

Amanda: There you are. You’re late. Your coffee’s cold.

Imani: I don’t give a damn about coffee right now. I just got off the phone with my father.

Amanda: Oh, no. What’s wrong?

Imani: It’s mom.

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Imani: Mom had a stroke earlier today.

Amanda: Oh, my god, was she okay? Was she able to call 911?

Imani: My dad was there when it happened, so he got her straight to the hospital.

Amanda: Okay.

Imani: And she’s in stable condition now.

Amanda: Okay. Alright, well, let’s go. We — we can leave right now. I’ll drive.

Imani: Wait, wait, we can’T. They’re not allowing any visitors besides my dad right now, so we’ll have to wait. But he said that he will keep me posted.

Amanda: Okay, well, make sure that he calls you every hour on the hour with an update.

Imani: Yes, he assured me that she’s in excellent hands, and I believe him because he wouldn’t settle for less than the best, okay?

Amanda: Yeah, yeah, of course. And I’m grateful for that. I just — I think I’m just a little shocked.

Imani: I’m shaken up, too. After mom’s last incident, she regrouped and she kept following the doctor’s instructions, but I just couldn’t stop worrying.

Amanda: I remember how upset you were. And what did I do? I told you to stop jumping to the worst possible conclusion. I think it’s just my default setting. I’m just stoic and just I keep pushing forward. I keep thinking about the positive. Nothing — none of that — prevented this, so here we are, and…

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. Okay, I’m sorry if I — if i dismissed or I downplayed your feelings.

Imani: No, no, there’s nothing to be sorry about. Okay, it’s not your fault. Optimism is a pretty good way to handle bad news.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Imani: This time, while mom’s recovering, we’ll stay positive together. Okay?

Amanda: Yeah.

Kyle: Dad, what do you think?

Jack: Well, I’m not surprised by your decision. I…I have to be honest, I’m a bit disappointed I won’t be working side-by-side with you any longer. I mean, don’t get me wrong, i understand that this move makes all the sense in the world with angelina stepping down at marchetti and summer agreeing to be creative director.

[ Sighs ] I have enjoyed working with you. It’s meant the world to me. I’m gonna miss it. I think we’ve grown closer because of it.

Kyle: We definitely have. I’ll miss it, too. You taught me everything I know about running a company.

Jack: We had a good run.

Kyle: We did. But we’ll still have business to discuss now that marchetti is a part of jabot. It just means we need to find more ways to spend time together outside of work. You know, lots of abbott family breakfasts and playtime in the park with harrison.

Jack: Yeah, sounds like a plan. Hey, pl– don’t get me wrong, i am thrilled for both of you. I know this is the end of one chapter, but the beginning of a thrilling new one for you, and i have been telling you all along this is your opportunity to spread your wings and show the world what you can do. I cannot wait to watch you soar.

Diane: I walked a very straight line the entire time i lived in los angeles. I promise you.

Michael: No, no, no, I’m talking compared to, like, other regular upright citizens, not compared to your own past behavior, because that would be a pretty low bar to clear.

Diane: Mm, you should know.

Michael: Mm. Yeah, I would. And as someone who is well acquainted with that shadowy area between fact and fiction, i understand how easy it is to tiptoe over that line and then justify why you did it.

Diane: Mm-hmm. But you also are aware that people can change. I mean, look at yourself. You went from lawyer to prisoner and back again.

Michael: You’re missing one of my stints behind bars if you count my wrongful imprisonment in a peruvian jail.

Diane: What?

Michael: Yeah, long story short, I was working on a case for victor, and I upset the wrong person.

Diane: Oh, my god, that sounds awful.

Michael: It was an unpleasant few weeks, but I managed to get out of it unscathed.

Diane: A few weeks in jail? Michael, you need to tell me all about this.

Michael: We’ll have to order much stronger drinks for that occasion. Um…

[ Clears throat ] But the reason I bring up my unfortunate trip to peru is i think you need to be warned that when I investigate someone, I am extremely accurate and thorough.

Diane: Mm-hmm. I am well aware of that. And you can dig around at my professional, personal, and financial history as taylor jenson. I have nothing to hide.

Michael: Oh, I hope that’s true, taylor.

Diane: Mm-hmm. Actually, it was the quietest time of my life, because it had to be. I mean, first of all, I was on the run. I couldn’t draw any unwanted attention. And secondly, my soul could not bear anymore bad behavior. I needed to turn things around. I needed to prove to myself that I was worthy of being in kyle’s life, and now I’m ready to prove that to him. Hi, I’m nancy.

Kyle: Summer and I are diving right in at marchetti. Already pursuing avenues to expand and grow.

Jack: Just so exciting. I assume phyllis is as happy as I am about this news.

Summer: Mom actually doesn’t know yet. I spoke with her briefly earlier today, but I didn’t get a chance to fully catch her up on everything. I’m gonna do that when she gets back from savannah.

Jack: Any idea when that might be?

Summer: Soon, evidently. And you should know that she claims she’s now willing to let go of her past hatred of diane so that we can all move forward. You don’t believe it. Not sure that I do either.

Jack: I-I hope it’s true. Certainly have my doubts.

Summer: Jack, I wish that you trusted me enough to just tell me what happened between you and my mom before she left town.

Jack: Summer, honey, this is not about trust. There — there is no subterfuge here.

Summer: But I keep asking because clearly something went on that’s more than what you or my mom is willing to say, and i have a feeling that it has something to do with diane.

Jack: You know everything you need to know about it. Yes, it does tie back to diane, but you just said yourself phyllis is determined to turn over a new leaf, to let go of her hate and anger toward diane, and that’s a good thing. You should not be worrying about this. Look, phyllis, diane, and I all want the two of you to be happy. That’s where our focus should be right now.

Summer: But more information can help me keep the peace.

Jack: You know what? I got somewhere I have to be. We’ll talk some more later, and you can fill me in on your marchetti ideas.

Kyle: Looking forward to it.

Jack: See you later.

Summer: Did you hear what i just heard?

Kyle: That depends. What do you think you just heard?

Summer: When I asked jack about my mom, he was still being evasive. It’s like he gave just enough information to seem like he was answering the question without actually answering it. He was just talking around it. Obviously there is something that he and my mom want to hide from us. I need to find out what that is.

Elena: Thank you so much. I really appreciate it, and I am sure nate will too.

Nate: Oh, it’s my pleasure. I’ll see you around.

Elena: See you. Hey.

Nate: Hey.

Elena: I didn’t know that you would be home.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Elena: But I am certainly glad you are.

Nate: Well, I knew you’d be headed home from the hospital, so I figured why don’t we grab a bite to eat before I head back to the office.

Elena: Oh, is this part of your promise to spend more time together by working around my schedule?

Nate: Sure is. What do you think?

Elena: I think it’s very sweet of you. But you couldn’t have come at a more perfect time because I have something to tell you.

Nate: Well, judging by your face, I’m guessing I’m gonna like this. Bring it on.

Elena: I was asked to speak at a medical convention next week. It’s a little last minute because they just added the panel for surgeons, but my boss already gave me the go-ahead, so I’m just gonna get my shifts covered at the hospital.

Nate: That is fantastic. Congratulations.

Elena: Thank you. And there’s more. The convention is in hawaii, so I was thinking, if you could take a little time off, too, maybe we could go there together and make this a sort of work/mini vacation. Something I think we both need.

Nate: Uh, yeah, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.

Michael: I have one word of advice for you — patience.

Diane: That’s unusually succinct for you.

Michael: Look, you can’t force everyone to come around, but if you keep being the best version of yourself, they’ll have to acknowledge eventually that you’ve changed. Whether they’ll admit it to your face or not.

Diane: How long did it take you to convince everyone you’d evolved?

Michael: That’s beside the point.

Diane: So what is the point?

Michael: Anything is possible. Look, I reinvented myself. It was a long and hard journey. But it was worth it. And now I have the life of my dreams.

Diane: I would exactly put “thrown into a south american jail for doing victor newman’s dirty work” on my vision board, but, hey, to each his own.

Michael: No, no, alright. My job keeps my life interesting. I was talking more about my personal life. I love lauren now more than i did the day I married her.

Diane: Aww. That is disturbingly sweet.

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Diane: But aspirational. I might not give up on that whole “happily ever after” thing after all.

Michael: You mean you didn’t leave a trail of broken hearts behind you in los angeles?

Diane: Are you asking as michael, my friend, or as the guy that’s investigating me?

Michael: Is it possible that you could tell michael the friend so he could tell michael the consigliere to the newmans?

Diane: There is nothing to tell. I was working on myself. In real-estate jargon, I was a fixer-upper. I didn’t have time or energy for romance.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] I think you should put yourself back on the market, ’cause now that you’ve finished your “remodel,” someone’s bound to be interested.

Jack: Hello, you two.

Diane: Oh, hello, jack. What a surprise to see you in the park during a work day.

Jack: I’m just taking a little walk to clear my head. How about you?

Diane: Michael and I are having a chat.

Jack: Seem to have settled right back into your friendship.

Michael: I was as surprised as the next guy to learn that diane was still alive, but I did tell her that I was glad you were still with us, huh?

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

Imani: Even though we can’t be with mom right now, my dad said that when she’s feeling up to it, we can call, and he’ll put us on speaker so she can hear our voices, okay?

Amanda: Okay, okay. Yeah, I appreciate that.

[ Sighs ] I think I’m just — I’m just still really anxious to see her in person, you know? Do you know anything else about her medical care, how long she’ll be in the hospital, any of that?

Imani: She’ll have to be there for at least another few days, but if things progress like we hope, they’ll discharge her and then they’ll send her home.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Imani: We’re — we’re really fortunate that we’re able to afford in-home caregivers and physical therapists.

Amanda: Yeah. No, you’re right. And she’ll be happier there, you know, in her own bed, in her home, with her husband.

Imani: And when we learn more today, we can plan to visit her, okay?

Amanda: Yeah.

Imani: Because she’s gonna need all the love and support she can get.

Amanda: [ Crying ]

Imani: I know this is a lot to take in.

Amanda: I’m okay. I’m okay. I’m just…

Imani: She’s gonna be fine, okay? And we’ll see her soon.

Amanda: Yeah.

[ Sighs ] I think I’m just trying to wrap my head around this still, you know? I just — I waited so long to find my mom. And now I find her, and her medical condition is just getting worse and worse and… I keep saying that we’re gonna spend more time together, and just it’s hitting me, you know, how precious — how precious life is.

Imani: You know, I’m thinking that there might be something you can do about that. Maybe you can go and visit mom for a while. You can spend some quality time with her, make it count.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: I know you’re frustrated, but our parents aren’t obligated to share every detail of their life. I mean, we have so many good things happening right now. I hate to see you tying yourself up in knots over this.

Summer: All I am trying to do is keep the conflict to a minimum. And that is a lot harder to do if I don’t know what’s actually going on.

Kyle: My dad just said there’s nothing to worry about. And phyllis said that she’s going to make an effort where my mother is concerned, which is more than I ever expected to hear.

Summer: Yeah, me too. I was pretty surprised when she told me she’d had this epiphany. And it happened awfully fast.

Kyle: I know, I’m not naive. I know it’s gonna take a lot of time and energy to create some semblance of civility between our mothers, but for the moment, it looks like everyone wants to move forward.

Summer: Given the way my mother was acting before she left town and what daniel has told me, I am not buying that she has miraculously sorted through all of her anger. Kyle, I am worried that she is taking this time to lay low and reassess and that she’s gonna come back home with a plan of attack.

Jack: I just came from seeing kyle and summer at the house. You might want to pay a visit. They have some exciting news.

Diane: Oh, I’m intrigued. I will head over there. I really appreciate you sharing that with me.

Jack: Oh, I’m sure he would’ve told you himself soon.

Diane: Michael. Thank you for everything, and i will see you soon.

Michael: Jack. Uh…perhaps my comment about being open-minded was unnecessarily aimed at you. I kind of enjoyed seeing you be so polite to diane. Not shutting her out of kyle’s life.

Jack: I have no intention of interfering with my son’s decision to reconnect with his mother.

Michael: Is there any chance of you coming around to the idea that diane really has changed?

Jack: I’m willing to admit it might be possible, but I hope it’s true, for kyle’s sake. I guess time will tell.

Michael: You can come out now, phyllis. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

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Phyllis: How did you know i was there?

Michael: My “phyllis-dar” is well honed. If you’re within a 50-yard radius of me, I know it.

Phyllis: Oh. That’s odd.

Michael: So is eavesdropping. So what the hell’s going on? I thought you were supposed to be in savannah.

Phyllis: I was. Now I am back.

Michael: And you’re really following diane around and spying on her?

Phyllis: [ Scoffs ] Well, when you say it like that, it’s so dramatic. No, I was just, you know, looking around, getting the lay of the land, if you will.

Michael: Nothing’s changed since you left.

Phyllis: Oh, I beg to differ. A lot has changed. Yeah, some of my close, personal friends have seemed to, mm, uh, forgive diane for her past deeds.

Michael: For pete’s sake, will you stop lurking around in the shrubbery and acting like some crazed stalker from an “I love lucy” episode and maybe, maybe face the fact that diane has changed, like you have claimed that you have more than once.

Phyllis: Oh, wait a second. Diane has not changed, and i will never, ever forgive what she did to me and some people i love.

Michael: Phyllis, have you looked in the mirror lately? Your past is littered with mines.

Phyllis: Those were faux-pas.

Michael: Fa– who are you talking to? Do you want me to start listing your oppsy-daisies?

Phyllis: Okay, listen, i didn’t fake my death, okay? And I didn’t come back to life in a secretive, manipulative way like diane did. I mean, the way that she entered jack’s life, oh, that just screams “I’ve changed.” Seriously? Are you expecting me to be less than skeptical?

Michael: No, no, no! I have no — I have no problem with your skepticism. It is completely understandable. Jack has plenty of questions still, but he is not letting himself be consumed with anger, which is the wise choice for his own sanity and for his relationship with kyle. I mean, have you… have you really thought about what’s at risk in this cyclone of — of fury that you’re in the eye of?

Phyllis: Let me tell you something. I know exactly — exactly what i stand to lose because of diane jenkins. Okay?

[ Sighs ]

Michael: Well, you obviously haven’t thought this strategy through, or you wouldn’t be acting this way. So I’m gonna spell it out for you. Your daughter is married to diane’s son. And kyle seems to be on the path of forgiveness, which means that summer and diane — who, by the way, is not acting like some crazy, vengeful person — will be in constant contact.

Phyllis: With my daughter, yes. That’s my worst nightmare.

Michael: Do you really want to put your daughter in the horrible position of having to choose between her husband and you?

Kyle: Look, I hope you’re wrong about phyllis plotting against my mother.

Summer: I do, too, but —

[ Doorbell rings ]

[ Sighs ]

Kyle: Hey. Come in.

Diane: Thanks. Hi.

Summer: Hi.

Diane: I — I hope I’m not intruding, but I ran into jack at the park, and he mentioned you had some news.

Kyle: Yes, we do. Um…the acquisition is about to become official, so I’ve decided to leave my job at jabot and become the ceo of marchetti.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] That’s incredible. I’m thrilled for you.

Kyle: Thank you.

Diane: Oh, for both of you.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Kyle: What’s up?

Summer: Um…just a distribution hiccup that I need to deal with. Even with all of these exciting things happening, I still got to keep a close eye on the day-to-day. I will catch up with you later.

Kyle: Mm.

Diane: Bye. Oh. Congratulations.

Elena: Okay, hear me out. We could both work during the day and then the nights would be ours. Sandy beaches, romantic dinners, a hotel room overlooking the ocean.

Nate: That definitely sounds enticing, but the timing is rough with the launch of the new company.

Elena: I thought that might be a concern, but I talked to devon and he doesn’t have a problem with you going.

Nate: Wait, what? You — you talked to devon about this already?

Elena: Well, I didn’t plan on it, but we ran into each other in the hall, and I got a call about the trip while we were talking, so he asked me what was going on and I told him. And in that moment, I thought it would be amazing if you could come, so I asked devon how he felt about it and he said he wouldn’t mind if you worked remotely.

Nate: I really wish you would’ve talked to me first before you went to devon with this.

Imani: Mom could probably use both of us by her side right now, but if one of us needed to stay longer to help and comfort her, I think it should be you.

Amanda: Me? She has been a part of your entire life.

Imani: Yeah, that’s my point. I’ve had all these years with her. You want to make up for last time, and this is your chance. Like you said, you can’t take a single day for granted.

Amanda: Yeah, in my heart, I-I want to go, I want to stay for as long as I can.

[ Sighs ] But…

Imani: You’re worried about leaving town right after the merger.

Amanda: Yeah, I mean, I’m lead counsel. I have so much going on.

[ Sighs ] I’ll — I’ll do day visits. That should — that should be fine.

Imani: I mean, you definitely could, but it wouldn’t be the same as being there and spending quality time with her. I know it would mean as much to her as it would to you. And as far as work goes, I can handle whatever issues come up while you’re gone. And if I need you, I know where to find you.

Amanda: Okay. I’ll — I’ll think about it.

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Elena: Like I said, it wasn’t planned. But devon was literally right there when I got the call, so i figured it wouldn’t be a problem to at least ask if it was possible for you to come with me to hawaii. But obviously you disagree.

Nate: I just think that was a conversation we should’ve had before bringing anyone else into it. Look, I’m in a new role now at a new company in a new field, trying to prove myself. I’m working hard to be taken seriously. A lot of people are watching to see if I am up to the task.

Elena: And you really think working remotely for a few days is gonna make you look bad?

Nate: Yes, I am trying to be as professional as possible. And even though we’re close to my cousin, it’s not exactly cool to have my girlfriend ask the ceo “can I go on a trip.” If I want to request time off, i should be the one who does it.

Elena: Okay. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to overstep.

Nate: [ Sighs ] Alright, I’m sorry. I understand. Look, I’m just trying to get you to understand where I’m coming from. I don’t feel comfortable leaving the company we just launched to go on a vacation so soon. But it doesn’t mean I’m not proud of you for getting this opportunity. I think you’re gonna be one of the best speakers out there.

Elena: It just sucks that our jobs keep coming in the middle of us being there for each other’s big events.

Nate: Mm.

Elena: I ju misstd your launch. And now you’re gonna miss this trip.

Nate: Maybe we should blame our families for raising us with good work ethics.

Elena: Yeah. What were they thinking?

Nate: And I look forward to us getting away at some point. No work, all vacation, pure indulgence. As soon as the time is right.

Elena: Okay.

Amanda: Thank you. Thank you for coming home. I know you have so much going on.

Devon: No, this is 1,000 times more important.

Amanda: I’m just — I’m so worried about my mom, you know? I just…

Devon: Listen, anything you need, I’m here for you, alright?

Amanda: Actually, there is something that I could use your help with.

Summer: When you said you were coming back soon, I wasn’t expecting you today. When did you get home?

Phyllis: Oh, well, right before I sent you the text.

Summer: What’s with all the mystery? Why didn’t you want me to tell anyone else?

Phyllis: Well, I wanted alone time with you, that’s all. So what did you want to tell me? What news do you have for me?

Summer: Well, we haven’t had a chance to discuss the marchetti deal in a while. Turns out, it’s going through.

Phyllis: Wow. Wow! You’re gonna be in genoa city indefinitely.

Summer: Yeah. We’re coming home for good.

Phyllis: That is amazing, summer. I am so excited.

Summer: Thanks, mom. And kyle is taking over as ceo of marchetti, so we’ll be working together again.

Phyllis: That is just fantastic. So what did jack say? He must’ve been excited.

Summer: He was great about it, very generous and gracious.

Phyllis: Oh, that’s jack. Yeah, that’s really great. He just wants the best for you and kyle. As I do.

Summer: Thanks, mom.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Awesome. Okay, so, uh, what’s going on here? What did I miss? Anything exciting? How’s harrison and how’s jack, diane?

Summer: Everyone’s great. There’s harmony within the abbott family.

Phyllis: Oh, I want nothing more than harmony within the abbott family.

Summer: To be honest, mom, you are the one that I’m worried about. I’m afraid that you are going to disturb that peace. Maybe even try to wreck it. And if that’s the case, I’m flat-out warning you — don’T.

Amanda: I’m kind of tempted to go and see my mom right now, but I’m thinking that I can just go for a short time now, and then I can go for a longer time maybe a little later.

Devon: You can do whatever you want. Why do you want to wait for later, though?

Amanda: Well, there — there’s just so much going on at work with the chancellor-winters launch and everything.

Devon: That’s — that’s not a problem. You know we have a whole legal team we can rely on. It’s fine. I appreciate your dedication, but, I mean, I’m sure you’d be available if we really needed you, right?

Amanda: Yeah, no, of course i would.

Devon: Okay.

Amanda: You really think i should go?

Devon: No, I know you should go because family comes first.

Amanda: Family first.

Devon: Yeah.

Elena: Oh, thank you so much for covering for me last minute. I am so glad my patients are gonna be in your hands. I owe you one. And I will definitely bring you a cool souvenir, and nothing quick from the airport.

[ Chuckles ] No, no, nate can’t make it. He’s busy with work. I wish he could come. But I will be alone in hawaii by myself.

Diane: You’re going to be sensational at this job.

Kyle: Thank you for your vote of confidence.

Diane: I can’t tell you how much it means to me to share this time with you. I — I don’t want to miss another meaningful moment of your life. Ever. [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Wow, listen to you. You’re warning me. Okay. Well, um…I meant everything I said to you on the phone. There is nothing that I would like more than to put this hostility with diane behind me. It’s not gonna be easy, but I’m willing to do it. Because I realize all that anger inside is not healthy for me.

Summer: Okay, very zen of you, mom.

Phyllis: Yes, I’m very zen. Very zen. So what about jack? Is he putting this anger behind him?

Summer: I mean, I know that it’s a struggle for him, but he’s doing it for kyle, which i find admirable.

Phyllis: I find that admirable, too. Jack is a great guy.

Summer: I have a question. I still don’t know what exactly happened between the two of you before you left town. All I got out of you is that you screwed up, but then you backpedaled from that. And I haven’t been able to get jack to open up either, no matter how many times I try. Why can’t I just get a straight answer?

Phyllis: Because you’re digging where there’s nothing to be found.

Summer: That’s exactly what jack said.

Phyllis: Good. I’m glad that’s what jack said. Good. Believe him. Believe me. We’re all gonna hit the reset button. That’s what we’re gonna do. No harm, no foul.

Summer: That’s really all you want?

Phyllis: Yes, that’s all i want.

Summer: Alright, then. In that case, come with me right now to face diane. Hit that reset button, mom. Let her know that you are ready to put all of your anger behind you and move on, starting today. Can you do that?

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Imani persuades Amanda to go see Naya who has had a stroke. Imani thinks that this will give Amanda a chance to spend quality time with their mother as, she recovers from her stroke. Imani overhears a phone call Elena is having with the person who is going to cover for her at the hospital and she tells the person that Nate won’t be able to go with her to hear her speak at the medical convention in Hawaii because he has to work.

Jack is sad that he isn’t going to work with Kyle anymore at Jabot but looks forward to watching what he can do as CEO at Marchetti.

Michael tells Diane Nikki asked him to investigate her time in Los Angeles when she lived there using the name Taylor Jenson. Diane tells Michael he won’t find any dirt on her because she lived a quiet life in Los Angeles. Michael sees Phyllis hiding in the bushes at the park. After Jack and Diane leave the park, Michael tells Phyllis to come out of the bushes so they can talk. Michael advises Phyllis to let go of her hatred toward Diane so that Summer won’t be forced to choose between her and Kyle.

Phyllis tells Summer she has let go of her hatred for Diane. Summer asks her to prove it by going with her to talk to Diane right now.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Sally: As head of digital media, I know you want to make a good impression on your new ceo, so I will need to see your entire team at today’s meeting. Glad to hear it. See you soon.

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ]

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Clears throat ]

[ Clears throat ]

Victor: I see you’re already adding your own touches to the office.

Adam: Why waste time? I want to hit the ground running. I know I have a lot to prove since my days here may be numbered.

Victor: [ Laughs ] Why would you think that? Hmm?

Adam: Come on, dad. We both know why you appointed me ceo. It has little to do with my abilities and it has everything to do with victoria.

Nick: So how you doing?

Nikki: I’d be better if victoria would return my calls. Have you heard from her?

Nick: Not a word. Last time I saw her, though, she said she was determined to make this move without any interference.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] She really has turned her back on the family. And I’m sure ashland is praising her for cutting us out of her life.

Nick: Well, she can’t cut us out completely, right? I mean, her children are away at boarding school, but genoa city will always be their home.

Nikki: You’re right. That means she must have told billy where she was going.

Nick: And considering how this is gonna affect billy’s kids, I highly doubt that billy’s gonna be okay with this arrangement.

Billy: Hey, vick, it’s me. Um…listen, I’m not surprised that you didn’t pick up. Last time we spoke, you informed me that you are [Sighs] Leaving town. And to say that I didn’t react very well is probably an understatement. I’ve been thinking about some of the things that I said, and i don’t want you to think that way about this situation or about me. To finally lose 80 pounds and keep it off with golo

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Billy: Look, I’m sure all of this is difficult enough without me adding to it. And maybe this is selfish, but i don’t want to be one of those people that are stopping you from living your life on your own terms. So I’m not gonna fight you on our custody arrangement. Johnny and katie are free to stay with you in another state or wherever you land. And we got time to figure this out, because they’re both still in boarding school, so [Sighs] Maybe we should get together and come up with a plan on how to explain to them the changes that are heading their way. I want you to be happy, vick. I really do. Hi. I was —

Lily: I know, I heard all of it. I’m sorry I didn’t say something sooner.

Billy: You wanted to see what I was gonna say to her?

Lily: Well, it’s one thing to say you’re gonna rein in your urge to protect her.

Billy: But it’s a whole other thing to do it? So I hope you know that I am serious about this and that I am 100% committed to you.

Lily: Well, thank you. Thank you for listening to me and also for doing the right thing, you know? Not just for us, but for your kids, for victoria.

Billy: I should be the one thanking you for helping get the message through my thick skull.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Well, when necessary, I can be just as stubborn as you, so…

Billy: Which makes you a fantastic ceo.

Lily: Well, that and my great confidence.

Billy: And your superior time management. How are you even here right now after all the buzz from the launch?

Lily: Well, ’cause I’m still riding on a high from last night. It was so great to have jill there, giving her blessing to the merger. I mean, it was icing on the cake.

Billy: Speaking of jill, we haven’t talked about my conversation that I had with her.

Lily: Yes. You told me that there was something you had to tell me that might upset me, so do you want to share?

Billy: Sure. So, like I said, there is nothing to worry about. And first of all, I want to tell you that my mother is fully on board with our business plans. On top of that, she actually listened to my podcast, at least the one that’s in my own voice.

Lily: Really? That’s amazing.

Billy: Yeah. She’s a fan. She told me that she thinks I’m brave.

Lily: Well, listen, I’m not surprised that she likes it. I mean, you’re being honest and genuine and people respond to that kind of emotion. Have you seen how many more subscribers you have now, too? I think, you know, you found your voice, and people like what they’re hearing.

Billy: Yeah. Maybe I should do a podcast on this.

Lily: On what?

Billy: Well, you know, when someone gets a level of success, whether it’s big, small, whatever it may be, people crowd around them, pat you on the back, tell you how great you are, and it feels good and you get to thank them all.

Lily: So the satisfaction you feel when you achieve your goals.

Billy: Yeah, but there’s a downside to that at times, ’cause all it takes is one person to tell you that you suck and that’s all you hear. That’s all you remember.

Lily: Who told you you sucked?

Billy: Actually my mother. That’s what I wanted to talk to you about. After singing my praises, she warned me that I could be self-sabotaging again.

Nikki: Victoria is one of the smartest people I know, but i don’t even recognize her anymore. I mean, she is giving up everything she has ever wanted for this lying, conniving bastard.

Nick: There’s just no way this works out well for her.

Nikki: Well, your father is counting on that. He thinks that ashland could slip and show his hand again and finally victoria would see that he is just a manipulative man and will never be able to love her the way she needs. And then her heart will be broken for good.

Nick: Then what?

Nikki: What do you mean?

Nick: I mean, what if victoria is so ashamed by her choices that she refuses to seek help from the people who love and care about her the most?

Nikki: If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

Nick: Well, I can tell you this, dad choosing to replace victoria with adam might be more than vick can handle.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] I know. The only reason I went along with that is because I’m just desperate to snap her out of this daze.

[ Sighs ] It was even my idea to step down from co-ceo so that adam could have sole control of the company.

Nick: I hear you. I mean, I’m willing to do whatever it takes, too.

Nikki: I’m not as confident as your father is about victoria’s response. I mean, instead of bring her home, it could drive her away for good.

Adam: There’s no way that you would simply let victoria walk away from the family, fly off with ashland locke to who knows where, doing god knows what. No, this — this is a message. This job is what victoria has always wanted, and now you’re just handing it over to me. I’m the last person she would ever want to sit in this chair because she knows I would have no problem dismantling her signature accomplishments if it did not align with my vision for the company. My very presence here is a jolt to her ego, it’s a slap in the face to bring her back to reality.

Victor: I always knew you were a very smart boy. But you cannot predict her reaction.

Adam: Why — why are we even doing this dance? Why are you even bothering denying it? Look, I don’t care why I’m suddenly ceo. I will play my part… better than you ever imagined. Why is l’oréal hyaluronic acid the #1 serum?

Adam: It was a smart move. Using the black sheep as bait to bring victoria home. Hey, most people in my shoes would be insulted.

Victor: But not you.

Adam: Gives me a chance to prove to you that I should be in charge of this company, and this company runs more smoothly without victoria and the three-ring circus that constantly surrounds her.

Victor: Now, don’t you think it’s a little unfair to judge someone when they’re going through a rough patch?

Adam: She has no problem doing it to me.

Victor: Mm.

Adam: But, hey, I digress. You’re a man that looks at his options from every angle, so I’m sure you’ve considered the possibility that this move won’t work.

Victor: I have.

Adam: But even if it does succeed, I plan to dazzle you right out of the gate.

Victor: Whoa.

Adam: By doing such a good job that you will reconsider your strategy.

Victor: And you’ll do such a good job that I will make sure that you stay in this position, right?

Adam: Hey —

Victor: Even though victoria may return.

Adam: Wilder things have happened.

Victor: But you’re forgetting, son, that you once sat in that chair. You didn’t do a good job.

Nick: Last time I saw vick, she was in her office, packing up all her things, getting ready to leave.

Nikki: How did that go?

Nick: At first, she thought i was there to try to talk her out of her decision, but I just told her that I didn’t want her to take off with all this animosity and anger between us.

Nikki: Well, that was very generous of you.

Nick: I needed to be completely honest with her if i had any hopes of salvaging our relationship. I told her I didn’t understand why she was doing what she was doing, but we’ve always gone out of our way to have each other’s backs, even when we were at odds with the rest of the family. And I told her that I still have hers, no matter what.

Nikki: And she believed you?

Nick: Yeah. I just needed her to know that she’s got someone in her corner that she can turn to if things don’t turn out exactly the way she wants. I didn’t say it exactly like that, but I think she understood what I meant.

Nikki: You think you got through to her?

Nick: Yeah, I do. She could tell I was sincere. But, mom, she’s very sure that this is the right path for her and that she and ashland are gonna go off and have this amazing life together, far away from her family. We’re just gonna have to let it play out.

Nikki: Not quite yet. I have another avenue I need to explore.

Lily: I mean, I knew that you were going through something, but I just assumed it’s because victoria’s leaving town with locke.

Billy: No, I think I’m okay there.

Lily: Yeah, but if jill is seeing signs of self-sabotage…

Billy: There’s nothing to worry about, I promise you. I just wanted to tell you about it in the spirit of full disclosure, ’cause I don’t want to keep anything from you.

Lily: Yeah, but I can’t just ignore it. I mean, jill knows you better than anybody.

Billy: I’m not headed to a dark place. What she’s picking up on is not self-sabotage.

Lily: But there is something.

Billy: [ Sighs ] It’s a little difficult to explain something that I don’t understand yet. But I will say that the work I’m doing on the podcast, it is — it is deeply personal for me.

Lily: Well, I mean, yeah, that’s — that’s the point.

Billy: Yeah, especially “the grinning soul,” you know? It’s an unknown entity. There’s no name. There’s no past. I get to dig deep, and it’s incredibly liberating. And it is — it’s something new, you know? But that’s very exciting for me. And it also feels very fragile. It feels like I need to protect it. Does that make any sense?

Lily: I mean, not really, but I think what matters is that it makes sense to you.

Billy: This new journey that I’m on, it is incredibly invigorating. And I’m excited to see where it takes me.

Lily: Well, look, I’m —

[ Sighs ] I’m happy that you’re passionate about your journey, you know? But, I mean, it is one that’s separate from me and from the map that we laid out together. So is that what jill is picking up on? Are you pulling away from me? Are you — are you pulling away from chancellor-winters? Is that what’s happening here? After years on the battlefield and multiple concussions,

Adam: Yes, I was ceo for a time when we all believed that you had died. I stepped in to continue your legacy. I felt a huge responsibility to preserve what you had built. I was determined to do it my way, and I was proud, even if i didn’t want to admit it.

Victor: You were arrogant, son.

Adam: Undeniably. I alienated people that were trying to help me. But then one day you walked through that door, alive and well, and you were determined to take back control.

Victor: I was appalled by your methods.

Adam: Rightly so. I was disgusted by them in retrospect. But I got results.

Victor: You did.

Adam: It was not my time. I had a lot to learn. But we are different men now. I have the temperament. I have the skill. I have the drive. I am the one that should be at newman. I’m the one that should lead this company into the next decade. Someone that actually cares about preserving your legacy, dad. I am here. I am ready. I am willing. I’m a proven contender. If you let me do this, I swear to you I will do it better than vic–

Michael: There you are. I got your message. You wanted to discuss something.

Victor: Michael.

Adam: Yeah, come right on in. Don’t bother knocking.

Michael: Thank you.

Victor: Why don’t we discuss it over lunch at the society, okay?

Michael: Sounds great.

Adam: What’s this about?

Victor: Nothing for you to worry about, son. Just do your job, remember. Lot to prove.

Adam: Well, I better get started. Would you mind closing the door on the way out? I have a company to run.

Michael: Mr. Newman.

Victor: Don’t screw up.

Billy: I don’t want any kind of distance from you. None.

Lily: I know, but what about the company? What about chancellor-winters and the road that got us here?

Billy: Oh, you know me. I love a good road trip — the open highway, good diner food. Hey. I am in this for the long haul.

Lily: I know that you’re in the long haul with me, but what about the company?

Billy: I am incredibly excited to see what you are going to do with this company. I really am, and I’m gonna be there riding shotgun with you as you are on your new journey as ceo at chancellor-winters. And I am excited about my journey, too. It’s not separate from you. It’s just mine. Something that I connect to.

Lily: Yeah, I understand. I’m really happy that you’ve found something you’re passionate about.

Billy: I’m passionate about you. Look, I think this is a chance for us to discover new things about ourselves and each other.

Lily: Yeah, absolutely. It’s a time of change and growth for both of us.

Billy: You know that I am not pulling away from you, right? Okay, that is the last thing that you need to worry about.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: If it isn’t genoa city’s hottest power couple.

Billy: Hey, there.

Lily: Hello.

Chelsea: Hi. Congrats on the merger. You must be so excited.

Lily: Yes, we are.

Chelsea: That’s great news. How’s everything else? Katie, johnny?

Billy: Katie and johnny are good, yeah. Thanks for asking.

Lily: I’m gonna go back to the office, but it was good to see you. And enjoy the fresh air. You have time before the next meeting.

Billy: See, this is when it pays to be second-in-command.

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: Give me a second.

Chelsea: Sure.

Billy: Hey. Everything is good, okay?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: You don’t have to worry about me and my new endeavor. It just adds to all the exciting things that we’re doing.

Lily: Yeah, no, listen, i really want this for you. I do, ’cause I love you.

Billy: I love you, too. So much.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] I’ll see you soon.

Billy: Okay, love you.

Chelsea: Listen, I’m sure you hear it all the time, but you two really do make a beautiful couple.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: To be so in love like that, I’m — I’m happy for you, for both of you.

Billy: Well, I appreciate that. You know, you got to celebrate the good times, no matter how big or small they are.

Chelsea: Ain’t that the truth?

Billy: So what’s going on with you? What can we celebrate?

Chelsea: I mean, nothing as exciting as a big merger, but, um…life is good. Can’t complain.

Billy: Come on, chels. We’ve known each other for a long time. You can be honest with me. How are you doing?

Sally: Well, I look forward to seeing how you’ll make those numbers grow. Shoot me an e-mail and we will talk about that tomorrow. Thanks.

Adam: You are completely at home behind that desk.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: And you definitely look the part.

Sally: You like the outfit?

Adam: A lot.

Sally: Well, fashion is in my dna, and if you want to make the right impression, you got to dress for the part that you want.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, your image certainly conveys “media mogul.”

Sally: Good, ’cause that’s exactly what I was going for. I studied photos of women ceos to determine how they subtly use their wardrobe to convey power.

Adam: Oh, you look very powerful. Among other things.

Sally: Well, no outfit is complete without the correct accessories. Like this handsome little desk plate for instance. Thank you.

Adam: In the interest of transparency, I actually delegated that task to somebody else. It’s something that you’re going to have to do more of as your new role as ceo.

Sally: What?

Adam: C…E…O.

Sally: God, I love it when you say that.

Adam: Well, get used to it. That is who you are.

Sally: I love this day.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Sally spectra, in your brief but exciting time in genoa city, you have risen from lowly assistant at fenmore’s to top dog at newman media. What is your first step? How do you plan to make people sit up and take notice?

Sally: Good question. I am glad that you asked that. Content is still king, but we will also be focusing on connectivity. Upgrading so that we can have a bigger reach. Every person is a story that’s waiting to be told. I want to build connections that matter, with our customers, the community, and within the company. That should be in our mission statement, ’cause we want to be the ones that people turn to whenever they want news or a different perspective. To learn something that’ll help them grow.

Adam: Well, too bad you haven’t given this any thought.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Also, I need to find someone to fill my shoes as coo, somebody that I can trust, but who will also help me see my vision through.

Adam: Someone who supports you.

Sally: Precisely.

Adam: But also challenges you, brings out your best.

Sally: Do you know anyone?

Adam: I do, but you can’t have her. She’s gone on to bigger and brighter things.

Sally: Well, good for her. Shame for me and for anyone who benefited from her good counsel.

Adam: I really hope that you will be as fortunate as I was.

Sally: That was fun, wasn’t it? The two of us, side by side. Imagine all the trouble we could get into now.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Oh, I have been imagining.

Sally: Okay. Save that for later. I have been focusing on my success. What about you? How is your first day on the job going?

Adam: Um…

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Chelsea: Have you ever become friends with the least likely person in the world? Someone who has every right to despise you but they don’t? Instead, they see what no one else sees, they just see the good in you?

Billy: No. Never.

Chelsea: Well, that’s who rey was to me.

Billy: Rey, the detective you poisoned? That rey?

Chelsea: Who would’ve thunk it, huh?

Billy: Yeah.

Chelsea: But we had — we had become really close.

Billy: I did not expect to hear that, chelsea.

Chelsea: I know. After what I put him through, he had every reason to hate me, but he didn’T. And that made our friendship even closer. You know, he really listened to me when I had no one else to turn to. And connor — oh, connor just —

[ Exhales sharply ] Connor just adored him. His death has been really hard on us.

Billy: Yeah. I’m sorry to hear that.

Chelsea: But, you know, i have so much to be thankful for. You know, connor makes me smile every single day. Oh, and chloe — chloe and I are coming up with a new line for fenmore’S.

Billy: Oh, there you go. That’s great. It’s nice to have an output for your creative talents like that and working with your best friend, that’s — that’s got to be perfect. Or maybe not so perfect.

Chelsea: I adore chloe, I do, of course. It’s just lately, um… lately she’s been acting more like a babysitter than a collaborator.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe she just wants to do everything she can to make sure the line succeeds.

Chelsea: Of course. You know, I know she has the best of intentions. I mean, there’s no one better than chloe. I just wish she wouldn’t worry about me so much.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Because there’s really no reason to.

Billy: Yeah, I’m gonna have to take care of us. I’m gonna run.

Chelsea: Sure.

Billy: Listen, I’m glad that you’re doing well, okay? And I’ll see you soon.

Chelsea: Yeah, you too. Hey, um, maybe we could get johnny and connor together for a little hang.

Billy: Yeah. Johnny and katie are still at boarding school, so I don’t know.

Chelsea: Oh, right. Well, maybe when he gets back.

Billy: We’ll see. I’ll see you soon.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: Bye.

Adam: Before I could even stop myself, I let my father know that I knew he was only naming me ceo to jolt victoria back to reality. To force her to come back and reclaim her throne.

Sally: What’d he say?

Adam: Oh, he would neither confirm nor deny. Of course. But it was so obvious.

Sally: Okay. Let’s say that is victor’s plan. What’s yours? What you need to do is make a splash to prove beyond a doubt that you deserve to be there.

Adam: That is exactly what i told him. I don’t give a damn why he gave me the job. I’m gonna prove to him it’s the smartest move to make because i know what newman needs, and I am the best person to run that company.

Sally: You make yourself indispensable.

Adam: I am going to miss that mind of yours. I have nikki as coo now. I’m sure I’m not gonna be receiving anything even resembling support from her. I’m sure she’s only sticking around to keep an eye on me.

Sally: Well, you will always have my support.

Victor: I need you to find ashland and victoria.

Michael: How hard are they trying to hide?

Victor: I don’t care how hard it is. You find them. And you let me know what they’re up to.

Michael: Victor, you don’t pay me my very generous salary to skulk about in the shadows. I’m your legal counsel. Emphasis on counsel at the moment. And I’d like — I’d like to share my perspective on this.

Victor: And do I have a choice or what?

Michael: No. I hate ashland almost as much as you do. And it shocked the hell out of me that even after everything victoria learned about him, she still chose to go with him.

Victor: True. You know how uncontrollable and unpredictable the heart is.

Michael: But you told me that you thought it was more about her wanting to cut ties and move in a different direction and not about ashland.

Victor: True.

Michael: We’re both fathers. I understand how difficult it is to let go. Perhaps it’s time. Doesn’t your family deserve the best?

Chelsea: Nick. Hi.

Nick: Hey.

Chelsea: If you’re not in a rush, come join me. It’s a beautiful day. I’m trying to soak up all the sunshine, remember what it feels like to not be staring at a sketch.

Nick: Okay. How’s it going?

Chelsea: Things are good. How’s sharon?

Nick: She’s good. She’s better than expected.

Chelsea: Good, I’m glad to hear that. So if it isn’t sharon, it’s got to be the kids.

Nick: What do you mean?

Chelsea: You’ve got this look on your face, like there’s 20 seconds left in the game and it could go either way and it’s all on the line.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] It’s, uh, victoria.

Chelsea: What’s the latest with her? Adam and I, we only talk about connor now, so I am way behind on all my newman family gossip. All I know is ashland’s sick.

Nick: Oh, he’s sick, alright. But it’s got nothing to do with cancer. He made the whole thing up.

Chelsea: What? Why?

Nick: To distract his mark, to get everyone’s sympathy, to make it seem as if he’s —

Chelsea: Seem as if he’s the poor, defenseless victim, and he lulls everyone in with a false sense of security, only to rob them blind. Yeah, I’m familiar with that scam.

Nick: Yeah, it’s just part of the story. I mean, his whole life is one lie after another.

Chelsea: Wow. Nick, I had no idea. I am so sorry.

Nick: Thanks. We were able to get rid of him, though.

Chelsea: How?

Nick: We paid him off, got him out of the company. But he still has this hold on victoria.

Chelsea: Wait, they’re still together?

Nick: Yeah.

Chelsea: Because she believes his cancer story?

Nick: I don’t know.

[ Sighs ] But no. I mean, she knows he made the whole thing up.

Chelsea: Okay, I don’t get it.

Nick: Yeah, neither do we. And it’s driving us crazy because it doesn’t matter what we do or say, we can’t get her to wake up.

Chelsea: I mean, there must be something you can do to keep him away from her.

Nick: Well, daily I think about putting his head through a wall, which will make me feel better. But it won’t bring my sister back.

Chelsea: After what he has done to victoria and your family, you have every right to want ashland destroyed.

Billy: Hi.

Nikki: Hi.

Billy: I hope everything’s alright. You didn’t tell me in your text what you wanted to talk about.

Nikki: Well, victoria isn’t returning any phone calls and nobody knows where she and ashland are.

Billy: Yeah. It’s upsetting for everyone.

Nikki: Including you. Because you realize that if she stays with him, those beautiful, impressionable children will be forced to spend time with that monster.

Billy: What are you saying, nikki?

Nikki: I know that you must have insisted that she tell you where they’re going.

Billy: I wish I could help you, I —

Nikki: And I’m sure that she swore you to secrecy, but, billy, I really need your help because my daughter is off god knows where with that man. I have no idea what he has planned, and I am worried sick, so if there’s anything that you could share.

Billy: I don’t know where she is. I don’t know where she’s going. I really don’T. She hasn’t told me anything. I’m waiting to hear just like everyone else where she plans to set down her roots.

Nikki: How do you feel about what she’s doing?

Billy: I hate it. And I’m worried about her and my children and anyone who cares about her. Including victor.

Victor: My daughter is an extremely capable woman in business. She knows what she’s doing. When it comes to her damn private life…I don’t know what the hell is happening to her. She keeps on gravitating toward flawed men. It’s absolutely inexplicable to me.

Michael: Uh…I’m an attorney, not a shrink, but this sounds easy to explain.

Victor: How so?

Michael: Look at her father. She adores you. You are a powerful, deeply flawed man, who has proven himself capable of changing.

Victor: You’re right about one thing. You ain’t a shrink.

Michael: Just saying.

Victor: Just saying, okay. How can you conflate me with those two bastards who have caused her nothing but pain? I’m not anything like that.

Michael: That’s not what i said.

Victor: Listen to me. Enough with this armchair psychology. I want you to do a job. What can I du with less asthma?

Lily: Okay, so make sure you get me the files on the foundation that wants to work with us on the internships. Um…what else? Oh, when you plan lunch with mitchell, remember that she’s vegan. So I think that’s it. What do you have for me?

Lori: Requests for interviews and speaking engagements with billy. How should pr respond?

Lily: Oh, I guess they want to hear from him since he didn’t give a speech at the launch.

Lori: They’re interested in his podcast.

Lily: Oh, yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Of course.

Lori: I’m a big fan. He has this way of pulling you in.

[ Chuckles ]

Lily: Yes, he does. He does. Yeah, I think pr should make the most of all of our podcasters, but first and foremost, billy, so…

[ Chuckles ] Okay, thank you. I think that’s all.

Billy: You know, I got to be honest, when victoria told me that she was leaving town, I did not handle myself very well.

Nikki: What happened?

Billy: I threatened to — to not allow any change to our custody agreement. To not allow the kids to go visit her out of state in order to protect them.

Nikki: Oh, billy.

Billy: No, I know. I realize that that was not the right thing to do, because, truthfully, you and i both know that she would never do anything to jeopardize her kids.

Nikki: Absolutely not. That’s one thing about her that will never change.

Billy: I agree. So, obviously, I’m not gonna follow through with that threat. And I told victoria the same. I told her that she’s a grown woman and that she is very capable of leading the life that she wants to lead. So I will be stepping back. I’m gonna let it go.

Michael: I like my billable hours as much as the next attorney, but why don’t you get your team of pis to handle this?

Victor: This may require the kind of finesse that only you have in your arsenal. You got it? And you have a personal stake in this. You want to get even with that bastard who caused you all that pain in peru. You want to get even with ashland locke as much as I do. We need to get to him before he causes more pain for victoria.

Michael: It’s victoria’s choice.

Victor: She needs our help. She’s obviously incapable of making up her mind. She’s obviously incapable of leaving that bastard. Do you want him to cause more damage? I know that victoria wants to be here. She made a mistake and she knows it. I’m certain she does. But she wants to be back here with her family, back running the company, I promise you.

Michael: She will eventually, in her time.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about her own time. I want it to happen now before he does more damage. I want you to find out where the hell they are and what their plans are. I’ll take care of the rest.

Sally: Well, you said it yourself. I am what you’ve always needed.

Adam: Oh. And we both know that I am always right.

Sally: Well, I will never let you down. Even if we are not working in the same part of the company, we will always be a team.

Adam: And we both know… how to play the game to win.

Sally: Well, we’ll both be very busy in our new positions.

Adam: Well, then we better not waste our time together. Not let a moment go to waste.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Adam tells Victor that he knows that the reason he appointed him CEO was to make Victoria so angry she would return home to take back her position as CEO. Adam tells Victor that he intends to do such a good job that if Victoria returns he won’t give her back her job.

Billy tells Lily he is enjoying doing both his podcasts and he is excited about his new journey. Billy tells Lily not to worry because he is still going to be her COO and support her with what she is doing at Chancellor Winters.

Billy calls Victoria and leaves a message telling her that he isn’t going to interfere in her life because he wants her to be happy. Victor tells Michael to find Ashland and Victoria and find out their plans.

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Kyle: Here you go, babe.

Summer: Thank you.

Kyle: Mmm. I missed the iced tea when we were in italy. I mean, how is the iced coffee in milan so good but the iced tea was terrible?

Summer: I don’t know, it’s one of life’s great mysteries.

Kyle: You know, what I miss the most in milan is the street food. Just being able to walk around and get anything anytime — sweet, savory.

[ Chuckles ] Harrison loved that gelato.

Summer: We all loved the gelato.

Kyle: Oh, the guy in the piazza with the fresh and the cart — oh, the best ravioli you’ve ever had for 5 euros.

Summer: You sound hungry.

Kyle: Oh, I wasn’t until i started reminiscing. I guess we’re just gonna have to move back to milan. For the ravioli.

Summer: Don’t even joke about this.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry.

Summe oh, god, I have been going through all of these text messages and e-mails from my mom trying to find some clue as to how to handle this situation between our mothers.

Kyle: I don’t understand why it’s your responsibility to broker peace between two grown women.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] I wish that I could wash my hands of it, but if history has taught us anything, it’s that my mom and diane would kill each other if given the chance. That’s the pool house burned down back in the day.

Kyle: I’d like to think they’re past that. Well, my mother is anyway.

Summer: Something thwarted the romance between my mom and your dad, and I am not convinced that your mother didn’t have something to do with it.

Kyle: I just think we’re best served if we stay away from their conflict.

Summer: I did what I could for my mother by getting daniel to invite her out of town, which she desperately needed. I mean, just being in the vicinity of diane brings out the absolute worst in her.

And the spa is this way. It was personally designed by our owner phyllis summers for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Phyllis is out of town right now, but you can contact me if you have any personal concerns.

Allie: I was so interested in what jabot is doing with nanotechnology and skin care that ashley actually arranged a second visit to the lab for me. I got to shadow the lead researcher.

Jack: Wow. And I’m sure ashley was thrilled to find someone who is interested in that part of the business. I cannot overstate what ashley has done for jabot.

Allie: I mean, ashley is pretty incredible. I’ve done some research on her myself, and I found out she’s the leading fragrance chemist in the industry. She holds all of these patents and was named innovator of the year.

Jack: She’s pretty remarkable, and I think she would be happy to know that you want to be a little more hands-on in the lab. Maybe she could even arrange something, maybe a summer internship.

Allie: Oh, jack, um…I don’t know.

Chelsea: [ Humming ]

Chloe: [ Clears throat ]

Chelsea: [ Humming ]

Chloe: Okay, could you — sorry, it’s just a little distracting.

Chelsea: Oh, sorry. I didn’t even realize I was doing that.

[ Chuckles ] You know, connor said the strangest thing last night. He asked me if I thought they played soccer in heaven. I didn’t even know what to say. I know he’s thinking about rey. He’s just been so distant lately, you know? And I try to get him to talk and he shuts down. I — I think he feels mentioning rey will upset me.

Chloe: You’ll both get through it. You know, you’re doing great, and so is connor, all things considered. I mean, especially since, you know, you’ve had a lot of pressure to get things finalized for the new line. Speaking of which, could I see what you’re working on?

Chelsea: Sure.

Chloe: Um…okay, this is for winter, not this season.

Chelsea: Yeah, I know. I just liked the idea for next year. I didn’t want to let it slip away.

Chloe: You know what is slipping away? Time. We are up against a deadline. You need to get focused. Psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff,

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Jack: There is no pressure. No, no, this internship was just a suggestion. I’m sure the cosmetics business didn’t even make it onto your radar screen when you were getting your degree in chemical engineering.

Allie: Yeah, that’s true. It really wasn’T.

Jack: So if you told me, “I’m just not interested,” I’d be fine with that. I — I’m sorry I put you in this spot.

Allie: Oh, jack — jack, please do not ever apologize for offering me an incredible opportunity like this. It’s not that I’m not interested.

Jack: So why the hesitation?

Allie: I just don’t think i should be able to jump in front of everyone else. I mean, jabot must be getting hundreds of these applications a year.

Jack: That is very sweet. You would not be taking anyone’s job. Believe me, all of our regular internships have been filled for some time now with younger students, undergraduates.

Allie: Oh. [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Yeah, nancy, the lead researcher you met…

Allie: Yeah?

Jack: …Has almost no connection with those people at all. Her work is too advanced. No, we would be setting up an internship to help her. You’d get a chance to test the waters and there’s no long-term commitment — none.

Allie: I mean, that sounds perfect. But can you give me a little time to think about it?

Jack: Absolutely. You take all the time you want.

Allie: I appreciate this, jack. Thank you for being so thoughtful.

Jack: It is in jabot’s best interest to work with bright young chemists. I also know there’s an emotional element in all this — following in your father’s footsteps. If that aspect is getting in your way, I understand that.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] After all these years, you still don’t understand how the creative mind works.

Chloe: I guess not. Please explain.

Chelsea: It’s a process. I’m not over here just wasting time daydreaming. I’m thinking about the changes i want to make to my designs.

Chloe: I see, and I — I have a process, too, and that involves making sure that we have designs in time so we can get them into production.

Chelsea: I know, and it’s very motivating and respectful. That’s why we work so well together.

Chloe: So how can i respectfully motivate you to work faster?

Chelsea: Chloe, I’m doing the best that I can. I mean, I can’t just flip a switch to finish a design.

Chloe: Okay, but you’re operating at a pace that may necessitate some changes in production.

Chelsea: What do you mean?

Chloe: You know, we’ve missed a couple deadlines, so we’re not gonna be able to get that custom print that you wanted for the separates.

Chelsea: No, that print is essential to my vision.

Chloe: Okay, maybe I could… try to find another manufacturer that can make the print.

Chelsea: No, no, no, no. Too much is riding on this to go with someone new.

Chloe: I get it. Believe me, I get it, because i have been making myself crazy trying to juggle all these moving parts so I could free you up to create beautiful designs.

Chelsea: I’m sorry, but you can’t rush artistic inspiration.

Chloe: Chelsea [Sighs] The logistics of production matter. And if we keep on missing these deadlines, lauren is going to get fed up with us, she’s gonna kick us to the curb, and then all of this hard work will have been for nothing.

Kyle: This will be a moot point by the time phyllis gets back. She’ll have cooled off.

Summer: No one cools off in georgia in june.

Kyle: You know what I mean.

Summer: I know what you mean. I also know what daniel means when he says that mom’s been moody. It means that she’s been stewing over what happened between her and jack. She might even come back more upset.

Kyle: We do not want that.

Summer: No, we don’T. But what about your mom?

Kyle: What do you mean?

Summer: Is there a way that we could get her out of town for a while? I mean, doesn’t she need to go back to la and tie up some loose ends or something?

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I don’t think she’s gonna go for that. She feels like we finally reconnected. She’s getting to spend some time with harrison. She’s even talked about putting roots down in genoa city. She even asked me to help her find a job.

Summer: Really? What — what does she want to do?

Kyle: She mentioned pr. Apparently back in california, she took some classes, but we didn’t get into the details. And I didn’t make any promises. My point is she’s ready to settle down here. Maybe we can get phyllis to hire her at the hotel.

[ Chuckles ] You are not amused by any of my jokes today.

Summer: No, no. That one was worse than the ravioli joke. Kyle, come on. This is serious.

Kyle: I know. But what more can we do? I think we should focus on things we can control. Like finding a new ceo at marchetti. The deal with jabot is about to be finalized, and we need someone in place — the sooner, the better.

Summer: I thought that we found the perfect candidate. Does that mean that you’re taking yourself out of the running?

Kyle: No, no, I’m still considering it. I just… look, I don’t know if I’m the right person for the job.

Summer: But you are. What can I do to convince you? Hi, my name’s steve.

Chelsea: I know the way i work isn’t the most efficient, but I am coming up with some great stuff right now. I’m inspired, and truly, this new line is gonna be so stunning, I don’t think lauren’s gonna care if we’re late for a deadline here and there.

Chloe: You may be coming up with amazing pieces, but here’s the thing. We can’t sell sketches. We need to make the clothes.

Chelsea: Chloe, everything will fall into place, okay? It always does, so I’m just gonna need you to relax and trust that everything will work out.

Chloe: Where have I heard that before?

Chelsea: What did you say?

Chloe: You know what? No, you are totally right. It is not your job to sweat the small details of mass production. That is my job.

Chelsea: Okay. You’re kind of making it sound like I’m irresponsible. Um…I would never let anybody down, certainly not you and certainly not lauren. I just don’t need a rigid structure.

Chloe: I beg to differ, but that is the difference between the two of us. Your brand of genius is brilliant and flashy, whereas when I get it right, nobody should notice. Not even you. And my job is to make sure that nothing will impeded your creative flow.

Chelsea: So you need to babysit me?

Chloe: Yes.

Chelsea: [ Gasps ]

Chloe: No, no, I — I mean, that was obviously a joke. I — my point is, is that I am here to protect you, even if that means being a pain in the butt sometimes.

Chelsea: What do you think i would do without you? Do you think I would completely implode?

Chloe: Of course not. Are you saying that you don’t need my help?

Gloria: Ladies! Oh. Oh, you are getting so ramped up for your bold new adventure. Tension is high, nerves are frayed. You need a spiritual guru. You must be so happy to see me.

Allie: I’ll admit, I have been thinking a lot about dad lately. About how he would feel with me being here in genoa city, getting to know his father’s family.

Jack: Well, I obviously don’t know for sure, but I’d like to think he wouldn’t have had a problem with it.

Allie: Yeah, that’s — that’s what I was thinking, too, and i recently talked to noah about it, and he thinks my dad would be happy for me to be in a place where people cared about me, family, even.

Jack: Well, I’m glad he could reframe it and give you some perspective. That’s a good friend.

Allie: Yeah, yeah, he really is.

[ Chuckles ] You know, I was so nervous when I first came to genoa city, showing up unannounced. But everyone has been so gracious and so warm.

Jack: Well, you had a hand in that. You charmed absolutely everyone you met. I mean that. Ashley, she was very skeptical about you, your motives — now she adores you.

Allie: Ashley is amazing. I mean, so is the rest of the abbotts, and then there’s noah and mariah and tessa, even — even diane, who I get that she used me in the beginning, but she’s been kind of sweet to me lately. Okay, that — that was the wrong thing to say.

Jack: No, no, not at all.

Allie: I know she’s done terrible things to your family, to noah’s family.

Jack: That shouldn’t matter. No, I’m not gonna be dictating how you should feel about diane or anyone else. No, we all have to come to our own conclusions. That includes kyle. And if you find her sweet, well, that’s what’s important, but…

Allie: But what?

Jack: Don’t get too close. You always have to allow for the fact that diane has her own agenda.

Allie: Ah. So you still think she’s up to no good.

Jack: No, I just don’t want anyone to get hurt, especially you. I’m not sure what diane’s ultimate motives are. I will be grateful to her forever for two things — bringing my son into this world and bringing my granddaughter into my life.

Kyle: We have to realize what I’d be giving up if I step down as co-ceo of jabot, and…it’s more than just power or status. You know, I really enjoyed working with my dad.

Summer: I know. You two have grown so much closer.

Kyle: It’s more than just family bonding. I’m showing him I can take the reins if needed.

Summer: But taking over marchetti is not a step down. It’s a big company with a lot of room for growth.

Kyle: Mm. I see your point. Could be another, possibly better, way to show him what I’m capable of. Running a company on my own, demonstrating leadership skills.

Summer: And you wouldn’t have to leave the family business to do that because marchetti is gonna be a part of jabot. It’s the best of both worlds.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] You sound like you’ve made up your mind for me.

Summer: Well, it’s your decision to make, and you got to do what’s right for you.

Kyle: I have to admit, I have been having ideas on how to turn marchetti around. I guess we could just hire someone to implement those ideas, but…nah, what’s the fun in that?

Summer: Does that mean —

Kyle: Yes, I’ll take the job. I’m in.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: [ Laughs ] Oh! I’ll tell my dad when we see him later.

Summer: Oh, my gosh, this — this is amazing. I am so excited.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Kyle: Oh.

Summer: Hey, mom. How’s it going in savannah?

Phyllis: Excellent. Daniel is an incredible host. I’m really enjoying myself.

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Summer: It’s good to hear from you. I feel like it’s been a while since we talked.

Phyllis: I know, I know. Well, that’s on me. Daniel is such a good host. He’s been showing me all the sites here in savannah. So beautiful. Hey, do you know what kudzu is?

Summer: No.

Phyllis: Oh, it’s this beautiful vine that grows everywhere here. It’s so gorgeous. Um, so how is it going at home?

Summer: Things are good. The weather is beautiful.

Phyllis: That’s great. Hey, let me ask you something. Did you take my advice and talk to your husband and get him to send diane packing?

Summer: Mom, I told you that I wasn’t gonna try to change his mind. And there’s no point anyway. Diane is sticking around. She wants to rebuild her relationship with kyle and he wants to give her a chance.

Phyllis: That’s not gonna go well for him or for you. But sometimes people need to learn their lessons on their own.

Summer: Does that mean that you’re now willing to accept diane’s presence here in genoa city and leave the rest of us to make our own decisions where she’s concerned?

Phyllis: I will not get worked up over diane. I will not do it. I won’t do it, summer. Anger is poison. It’s a poison that will eat away at you and kill you if you let it, and I will not do that.

Summer: I would love to believe that.

Phyllis: Then believe it.

Summer: Enough about diane. I have so much to tell you. The deal for marchetti is almost done, and we’re making progress on a ceo.

Phyllis: That’s great. I love to hear that. Um…let’s get together and chat when I get home.

Summer: When will that be, exactly?

Summer: Soon. Very soon.

Chelsea: You’re misunderstanding what you overheard. The new line is gonna be great.

Chloe: Yes, chelsea has come up with some amazing new ideas for the upcoming season.

Gloria: And I can’t wait to see them.

Chloe: You were — you were just in london for their fashion week. How was it?

Gloria: Oh, it was marvelous. I was treated so well. Got so many compliments on how I’m representing jcv. Lauren is thrilled with my team. And we even surpassed the most optimistic projections.

Chloe: Well, that’s great. I’m very happy for you, gloria.

Gloria: Oh, and while I was there, I was able to chat up the new line.

Chloe: Oh, I didn’t ask you to do that.

Gloria: Chloe, we’re family. We do that for each other.

Chloe: I think it’s more of a one-way street. You know, where kevin and I get you out of jams and then you rarely say thanks.

Gloria: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Well, that’s why I’m so happy to be in the position to do you a favor.

Chloe: But you haven’t even seen what we’re working on, so how could you possibly know what to say?

Gloria: Darling, I am gloria. I can hype anything. That’s one of my gifts. I told them that the new line is brilliant and a real game-changer.

Chloe: Well, I suppose that’s vague enough to avoid any inaccuracies. Assuming if we ever finish it.

Gloria: As in — I didn’t quite hear that.

Chelsea: Oh, she said we’re almost done.

Gloria: Ah. [ Laughs ] Oh, justike old times, chelsea. Me, traveling the continent — in fact, the entire world — promoting your new designs.

Chelsea: That sounds like a wonderful experience.

Gloria: Oh, it was, it was, it was. An I spoke to some buyers and critics… who were you so eager to welcome you back to the world of fashion.

Chelsea: That’s so nice to hear.

Gloria: Oh, it was, it was. In fact, next year, we need to go to fashion week together. The fenmore fashionistas.

Chelsea: Yes, I love it. Alert the authorities now so they have 12 months to prepare for us.

[ Laughs ]

Gloria: We will have too much fun.

Chloe: Yeah, well, first we need to get through the launch of our new line.

Gloria: And I don’t think that’s a problem, because you two are brilliant. You have lauren’s support and financial backing, and the best thing — you are so exceedingly lucky to be working with your best friend in the whole wide world. I’d say these are ideal circumstances.

Chelsea: You’d think so, wouldn’t you?

Allie: Jack, whatever i decide about the internship or even staying here in genoa city, I just want you to know how much I appreciate your generosity.

Jack: No.

Aie: No, I’m serious. And it’s not about letting me stay at the house, but rather just you being there for me. When my dad died, I felt very alone. And that feeling’s disappearing more and more every day.

Jack: I’m glad to hear that. And you don’t have to thank me. That is what family does. Look, from the very first day i met you in los angeles, I knew that you were hurting. I didn’t know about your relationship with your mother at all, but I could see that you needed to feel loved, needed to feel a sense of belonging and purpose of place. I didn’t want to push because, of course, I did that with your father.

Allie: You got the balance exactly right.

Diane: Hello, you two. Oh, I’m sorry, is this — is this a bad time? Is everything alright?

Allie: No, everything’s wonderful, diane. You know what? I’m actually late to go meet noah at the park.

Jack: Okay, well, tell noah i said hello and thank him for giving you good advice.

Allie: I will. Great to see you, diane.

Diane: You too, allie. Hmm. Noah again? They seem to be spending a lot of time together.

Jack: Yes, they do seem to be hitting it off.

Diane: Good for her. She’s a special young woman. She seems to be fitting in here really well.

Jack: Better than you?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, that wouldn’t take much.

Jack: Go ahead, say it. You want to say it. All of this wouldn’t be happening to allie if it hadn’t been for you. That’s where you’re going with this, isn’t it?

Diane: There aren’t a lot of positive things I can take credit for. Let me have that. Please? [ Chuckles ] May I?

Jack: Yeah, go ahead. What can I du with less asthma?

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Summer: Thank you for coming by.

Lauren: Well, of course. I heard the marchetti deal is almost wrapped up.

Kyle: Oh, the legal department’s taking their time.

Lauren: Oh, and after being married to a lawyer as long as i have, I can tell you, they will not be rushed.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Lauren: Okay, so I’m excited to hear about this possible collaboration between marchetti and fenmore’S. I’ve been curious since you mentioned it a couple weeks ago.

Kyle: Couldn’t be more specific at the time. I had to wait until the terms of the deal were finalized.

Lauren: I’m excited to hear. Go on ahead.

Kyle: Go ahead, summer.

Summer: We would like for fenmore’s to be the exclusive carrier for marchetti in the us.

Lauren: Wow. Wow. That would be great for both brands, and, of course, I love it because I trust your creative vision.

Summer: Thank you. That means so much to me, coming from you, lauren.

Lauren: But I do have questions.

Summer: Like?

Lauren: Like I heard that angelina marchetti is looking to retire. And if she does step down, who is gonna fill those very classy shoes? Do you have a designer lined up?

Summer: Not yet, but we have ideas.

Kyle: That’s something else we wanted to talk to you about.

Summer: The person that we have in mind, I think she would be very excited by the opportunity, but we wanted to run it by you first.

Lauren: I’m intrigued. Who do you have in mind?

Summer: Chelsea lawson.

Chloe: Truth be told, there has actually been some friction between the two best friends in the whole world.

Chelsea: But it’s just the pressure getting to us. We’re working through it.

Chloe: We’ve gotten through worse.

Gloria: Of course you have. Your friendship has weathered the test of time. Listen, I have run so many different businesses — some of them successful, some of them ruined by my partner’s lack of vision. But the way I see it, the secret to success is simple. You hire the people who are the best for the job, and then you get out of their way.

Chelsea: Agreed. It all comes down to trust.

Gloria: Ooh. Yes, kind of like a symphony orchestra. Everybody has their roles to play. They play their parts beautifully. I mean, the bassoonist is never gonna play the piccolo. The violinist will never blow the french horn. Everyone brings their own talents to the table, and then they make beautiful music together.

Chloe: As long as they’re paying attention to the conductor. Otherwise, it’s just noise.

Chelsea: You see yourself as the conductor?

Chloe: Well, someone has to make sure that things are running the way they’re supposed to.

Chelsea: And what am I in this scenario, the noise?

Chloe: Well, without me, you can’t make the beautiful music.

Chelsea: You want to bet?

Gloria: Oh, ladies, ladies, ladies, shh. This will not do.

Diane: I got to see harrison in the park today. I swear he is growing day-by-day. I think I need to carry a tape measure around with me.

Jack: I probably don’t notice as much as I used to, now that I see him every day. I mean, it used to be I’d go to italy every couple of months, and I would see giant changes.

Diane: I’m sure you love that they’re going to stay here in genoa city.

Jack: I do.

Diane: So be honest, is that why you’re purchasing marchetti?

Jack: No, there are plenty of good reasons for acquiring that company, business-wise, but this is a fringe benefit.

Diane: Hmm. I really enjoyed my time in milan, and I would’ve been willing to move back there if kyle wanted me to, but, hmm, I’m kind of glad it didn’t come to that.

Jack: Really? I think you would be relieved to get away from all of the resentment you’ve been dealing with here.

Diane: Oh, it isn’t that bad.

[ Sighs ] Okay, it’s — it’s been that bad.

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: But I’m hoping that people are going to stop lashing out or clinging to their old view of me. Maybe over time, even…those I’ve wronged the most will be willing to see that I’ve changed or at least admit that it’s possible. Is it too soon to put you in that category?

Jack: I’m trying to forget the past and believe in the future, for you and kyle.

Diane: Well, thank you for that. That’s what I would expect from jack abbott.

[ Chuckles ] It’s a tiny, little club you’ve joined of people that I’ve maybe somewhat won over, but I’m going to try to keep adding new members. Although I know there are some people I’m never going to be able to recruit, such as phyllis.

Jack: I think the best option is to avoid her altogether. Pretend you live in separate universes. Age-related macular degeneration may lead to severe vision loss.

Gloria: I have a very special place in my heart for both of you. That is why you need to listen to what I’m about to say. Now, first of all, I know how you feel about me. You think I’m a daffy gadfly who flits from here to there, pestering everybody I meet.

Chloe: No, gloria —

Gloria: Yes, please. You think I’m the crazy, wacky mother-in-law who just pops up for your own personal comic relief. But I’m gonna tell you who i really I’M. I’m a survivor. I’ve been doing this a long time, and people always underestimate me. But I’m still here because i know what works and I know what has value. And from where I’m sitting, what I see, you two have value as a team. Both equally brilliant. You, the designer. You, making the trains run on time. But you have got to harness this negativity I’m picking up on and turn it into some positive energy that will send you both rocketing to new heights.

Chloe: It’s good advice.

Chelsea: Yeah, we’ll — we’ll take that to heart.

Gloria: Good. I suggest you do. Stay strong. Stay smart. Stay together. Ah, and I think my work is done here, so I will see you back at the office. Ta-ta. Ooh, thank you so much.

Lauren: So you want chelsea to design for you?

Summer: That’s right.

Kyle: We know she has a deal with you for her new line.

Summer: And if she signs with us, that deal stays in place. The only thing that would change is the branding.

Lauren: So it would be chelsea lawson for marchetti.

Kyle: The advantages for both companies would be that marchetti gets a line that’s ready to launch, and it’s up to your high standards.

Lauren: Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I have seen the preliminary sketches that’s chelsea’s been working on, and it would have to be a very different sensibility for marchetti, because what I’m looking at is very modern and american.

Summer: Well, we would tweak the designs as necessary to fit what marchetti customers have come to expect.

Lauren: Let me be clear — the sketches that I’m seeing i really like and I think that they could sell, and I don’t want to lose that.

Kyle: Well, maybe you wouldn’t have to. Chelsea could pull double duty, assuming she can handle the workload.

Summer: I don’t think that that should be a problem. I mean, chelsea is an absolute force, and it would be a win-win for her. She gets to launch her own brand, but then she and fenmore’s gets access to marchetti’s loyal customer base and brand recognition.

Lauren: I mean, she does have chloe to help with logistics, and as long as chelsea doesn’t get burned out.

Kyle: Not to mention summer’s expertise, and fenmore’s can hand off some of the financial risk.

Lauren: But what about the search for the new ceo? I mean, that is the missing puzzle piece. I would want whoever is coming in to be on board.

Summer: Of course.

Kyle: I think whoever takes the position would be very excited about this partnership. That won’t be a problem.

Lauren: Alright. Well, then let’s pursue this. Presuming that chelsea’s agreeable.

Summer: That is so good to hear.

Kyle: This is going to be a very exciting partnership.

Lauren: I agree.

Kyle: As much as I would like to keep discussing this — and we will soon — I need to go pick up harrison from his playdate with christian.

Lauren: Aww, give him a squeeze for me, will you?

Kyle: I will. I’ll be back before you know it.

Lauren: He seems happier than the last time I saw him. Now, what about your mom? Any news from her?

Summer: We spoke briefly earlier today. She seems like she’s having a good time, and she says that she’s now ready to let go of all of her anger towards diane.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] But you don’t believe her.

Summer: Not a word.

Diane: Believe me, I would love to stay away from phyllis, but our son is married to her daughter.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Chelsea and Chloe argue because Chloe doesn’t think Chelsea isn’t focused on her designs and they have missed a few manufacturing deadlines. Chelsea tells Chloe she can’t rush her creativity because it is a process. Gloria advised the ladies not to let negative energy split up their wonderful team.

Summer persuades Kyle to accept the CEO job at Marchetti. Kyle and Summer persuade Lauren to allow Chelsea to be the designer for Marchetti, as well as, design a more modern fashion line for Fenmore’s.

Jack offers Allie an internship at the Jabot lab. Allie asks Jack for some time to think about the offer.

Phyllis returns to Genoa City but calls Summer and tells her she is still in Savannah because she doesn’t want anyone to know she is in town. Lauren advises Summer to talk to Diane and ask her to apologize to Phyllis. Jack asks Diane not to deliberately provoke Phillis. Diane wonders if Jack intends to get back together with Phyllis and he responds that ship has sailed. Diane tells Jack that he and Phyllis were never right for each other. Jack and Diane are unaware that Phyllis is hiding and listening to their conversation.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, June 17, 2022

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

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

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

Ashley: Do we do that?

Traci: I —

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

Traci: [ Laughs ]

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

Traci: We’ve had our moments.

Ashley: Just a few, yeah.

Traci: But we are sisters and friends forever.

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

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

Allie: Wait, you sing?

Ashley: Yes.

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

Ashley: Okay, listen. I remember back in the day there was this very famous singer — Danny Romalotti.

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

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

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

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


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Traci: Oh. Hey.

Ashley: Hi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John: Oh, baby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashley: Wise man.

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

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

Ashley: Wow!

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

Traci: It’s so pretty.

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

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

Abby: Oh, good.

Allie: Hi, you guys.

Abby: Hi!

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

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

Allie: Hi.

Traci: Hey.

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

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

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

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

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

Ashley: Do we do that?

Traci: I —

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

Traci: [ Laughs ]

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

Traci: We’ve had our moments.

Ashley: Just a few, yeah.

Traci: But we are sisters and friends forever.

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

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

in a book.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allie: Wait, you sing?

Ashley: Yes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim: [ Laughs ]

Traci: It’s the book — my first copy.

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

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

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

Traci: [ Laughs ] No.

Ashley: No.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear

Traci: Excuse me.

Ghosts appear and fade away

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

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

Lauren: [ Gasps ]

[ Laughter ]

Oh, my god!

[ Laughter ]

Traci: I suppose we shouldn’t laugh.

[ Laughter ]

Ashley: Of course we should.

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

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

Lauren: I deserve that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Allie: Nikki newman?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victor: I thought you and i loved each other!

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

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

Ashley: How? By betraying your commitment to nikki?

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

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

Traci: [ Laughs ] More than once.

Ashley: Hey.

Allie: Wait, what?

Ashley: Come on.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

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

Victor: Do you like it?

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

Victor: And why not?

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

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

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

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

Allie: Wait, carlton?

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

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

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

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

[ Laughs ] And he knew it!

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

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

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

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

Traci: I’m not?

Brad: Nope. I’m gonna take you out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Chuckles ]

Traci: I’ll help you. Here.

Brad: Hey.

Traci: There. And here. Got it?

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

Ashley: He was quite a charmer.

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

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

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

Brad: Yeah, well…

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

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

[ Inhales sharply ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Chuckles ]

Ashley: W– just to keep things straight here…

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

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

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

Traci: Several times.

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

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

[ Laughs ]

Abby: I know how to make an entrance.

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

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

Victor: Why are you talking like this?

Ashley: Victor, give me my baby, please.

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

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

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

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

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Ashley: Hello, boys.

Billy: Hi.

Allie: Hi, guys.

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

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

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

Ashley: Having a great time.

Jack: So how was the meal?

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

Ashley: What about the conversation?

Allie: Oh, it was quite interesting.

[ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

Jack: Oh, boy, are they.

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

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

Allie: I can feel that already.

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

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

Billy: Absolutely, let’s do that.

Ashley: Um, um, excuse me.

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

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

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

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

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

Jack: You mentioned stress a little earlier.

Ashley: My being sick, jack.

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

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

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

Ashley: [ Clears throat ] Instead of victor?

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

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

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

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

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

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

Traci: [ Laughs ]

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

Traci: To dad. Hear, hear.

[ Chuckles ]

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

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

Ashley: Yeah.

Jack: We’ll share it three ways.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

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

Traci: Definitely the most important.

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

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

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

[ Laughter ]

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

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

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

Ashley: Aww.

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

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

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

[ Laughter ]

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

Billy: Bye, love.

Ashley: Bye.

Traci: Bye.

Jack: Bye. Mm.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

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

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

Traci: And of course, you know I will.

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

Ashley: Mnh-mnh.

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

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

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

Dina: Yes.

Traci: …Even before you left…

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

Dina: Traci —

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashley: No.

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

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

Traci: Thank god you found your way back.

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

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

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

Dina: I-I just don’t remember, dear.

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

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

Ashley: They’re happy tears.

Dina: Oh, I’m glad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traci: [ Laughs ]

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

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

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

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

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, June 16, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Chuckles] That takes more guts than actually dying.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Y&R Short Recap Friday, June 17, 2022

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Young and the Restless aired a special standalone episode celebrating the 40th anniversary of Eileen Davidson playing the role of Ashley Abbott; and Beth Maitland playing the role of Traci Abbott.

Ashley and Traci have lunch with Allie and tell her stories about their lives.

Ashley and Traci tell Allie about Brad and Colleen, as well as the story of how Abby was born.

Ashley tells Allie about her love story with Victor.

The stories are accompanied by flashbacks highlighting the best, and most memorable moments of the show.

Jack and Billy join in on the stories toward the end of the episode and the family tells Allie about the importance of the Abbott family breakfasts.

The family also tells Allie about her great Grandfather John Abbott and the legacy he left them.

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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

Jill: I know. We would not like that.

Jack: We liked the fight.

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

Jack: We had fun, too, didn’t we?

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

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

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

Jack: Well, thank you for warning me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack: Okay.

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

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

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

Jack: Yeah, so am I.


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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Chance: You just got it all under control.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack: Where else would I be?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Ashland and Victoria decide they want to start a Media company focused on bringing art into the digital age.

Jill gets Diane to admit she has a romantic interest in Jack and wouldn’t say no if he wants to get back together with
her.

Angelina Marchetti to wants to retire after she sells her company to Jabot so Summer thinks Kyle should be
the new CEO of Marchetti.

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Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: You look serious. Is everything okay?

Kyle: Most recent numbers for marchetti just came in.

Summer: Is it worse than we expected?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Chuckles ] That takes more guts than actually dying.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diane: And I thoroughly appreciate that.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: What? What’s so funny?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kyle: What?

Summer: She’s ready to walk away.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kyle: Hey, maybe you should take over.

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

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

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

Kyle: You do? Who?

Summer: My brilliant husband.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nikki: And I think that was the problem.

Victor: Why?

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

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

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

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria: That sounds wonderful.

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

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

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

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

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

Diane: About what?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diane: Mm.

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

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

Jill: Please.

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

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

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

Jill: No, no poison in your cup. But…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Sighs ]

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

Summer: Take all the time that you need.

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

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

Jack: What’s going on?

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

Adam: You know, it feels pretty damn good.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adam: Fair enough.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nikki: I wish I had your confidence.

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

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

Victor: But it will have its desired effect.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashland: I love hearing you say that.

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

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

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

Jack: Wait, really?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Summer: Sounds like quite the launch.

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

Summer: That’s unexpected.

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

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

Jack: Phyllis has always been a great dinner companion.

Summer: That’s not quite a yes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diane: There it is again.

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

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

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

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

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

Diane: Well, I —

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Chuckles ]

Adam: I love you.

Sally: I love you.

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

Nikki: Yes, we do.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer: Okay. I guess you’re right.

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

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

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

Diane: What motives? Could you please explain yourself?

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Clears throat ]

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

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

Adam: To newman enterprises.

Sally: To us. And our amazing new future.

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

Nikki: Cheers.

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Devon: [ Exhales sharply ]

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

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

Lily: Yeah.

Devon: You ready for this?

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

Devon: I think so.

Lily: Oh, I know so.

[ Chuckles ] Well, let’s do this.

Devon: Let’s do it.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

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

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

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

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

Jill: I know. We would not like that.

Jack: We liked the fight.

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

Jack: We had fun, too, didn’t we?

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

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

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

Jack: Well, thank you for warning me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jill: Oh. Oh.

Amanda: Hi.

Jill: Hi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack: Well, at least devon is involved.

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

Jack: We should all be so lucky.

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

Jack: Okay.

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

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

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

Jack: Yeah, so am I.

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

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

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

Victor: Where the hell is he?

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

Victor: Right.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sally: Okay.

Abby: Hey, there.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abby: Really. Hmm. We’ll see.

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

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

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

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

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

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Don’t you forget it.

Lily: Oh, I know. You won’t let me.

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

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

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

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

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

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

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

At least tell us about your first few projects.

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

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

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

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

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

Diane: Oh, I’m sorry.

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

Diane: Thank you. I appreciate your insight.

Abby: Ugh.

Chance: Hey. Was that —

Abby: Diane, yes, in the flesh.

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

Abby: [ Sighs ]

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

Abby: Oh, no, of course not.

Chance: Then why’d she show up?

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

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

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

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

Abby: Let’s get in there.

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

[ Applause ]

Nate: Thank you, devon.

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

Devon: What is he doing?

Lily: I don’t know.

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

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Nikki: That presentation was very impressive.

Lily: Thank you.

Victor: Your father would be very proud of you.

Devon: We appreciate that. Thank you.

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

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

Lily: Wow. Thank you, nikki.

Devon: Yeah.

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

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

Victor: Not gonna be easy.

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

Lily: Thank you. Good night.

Devon: Take care.

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

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

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

Chance: Yeah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abby: Yeah.

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

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

Devon: It was definitely unexpected.

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

Adam: Sally and I did.

Victor: Good.

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

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

Adam: Okay, thank you for that.

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

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ] The lows of bipolar depression

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will continue. (Lucky) uh-oh the magic’s disappearing!

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

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

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

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

Adam: Well, whatever you want, of course.

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

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

Diane: [ Sighs ]

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

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

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

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

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

Diane: [ Sighs ]

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

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

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

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

Devon: It was a little more than a bit.

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

Devon: Hmm.

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

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

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

Devon: Oh, I believe that.

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

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

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

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

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

Lily: Yeah, me too.

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

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

Nate: You think so, huh?

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

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

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

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

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

Nate: Oh, come on now.

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

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

Jack: I don’t feel sorry for you.

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

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

Jack: No, you’ve done that.

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

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

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

Diane: Okay. Understood.

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

Victor: Congratulations, son.

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

Victor: Yeah.

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

Adam: Good night.

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

Adam: I am. Thank you.

Billy: Little surprised to see you here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jill: Oh, you’re amanda’s sister.

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

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

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

Imani: You get it.

Jill: I do.

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

Jill: [ Chuckles ]

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

Jill: Oh, no problem.

Amanda: Yeah, I did bring you some company.

Jill: Company.

Amanda: Come on, sis.

[ Chuckles ]

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

Chance: Yeah, he does.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

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

Diane: Thank you.

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

Victor: Good question.

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

Adam: I’m back.

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

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

Sally: What is going on?

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

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

Adam: Eh, even better, especially for us.

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

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

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

[ Laughs ]

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

Sally: What?

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

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

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

Sally: Well, we should commemorate this moment.

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

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

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

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

Giancarlo: Oh, you’re jealous.

Imani: No, I don’t get jealous.

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

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

Giancarlo: Thinking of me?

Imani: If you’re lucky.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Nate: Hey.

Elena: Hey.

Nate: I’m sorry to wake you.

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

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

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

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

Elena: Oh?

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

Elena: How’d that go over?

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

Elena: And what about devon?

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

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

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

Devon: There you are.

Amanda: Thank you.

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

Amanda: Mm.

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

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

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

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

Devon: Mm.

Amanda: Your night’s not over yet.

Devon: Oh.

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

Lily: Oh, I definitely am.

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

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

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

Lily: Oh, how humbled?

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

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

Billy: I hope so.

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

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

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

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[ Footsteps approaching ]

Devon: Oh, chancellor-winters.

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

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

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

Amanda: I would love to.

Devon: Mmm.

[ Laughter ]

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

Nate: All the planning and meetings have paid off.

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

Devon: Yes.

Lily: So, to my family.

Nate: Hear, hear.

Lily: Which is what we all are now.

Devon: That’s right.

Lily: Cheers.

Devon: Cheers.

Amanda: Cheers.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Abby: Wow! Ladies, you look incredible.

Lily: Thank you.

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

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

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

Abby: Oh, no, that’s too bad.

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

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

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

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

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

Devon: Yes.

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

Lily: Thank you, abby.

Devon: Thanks, abby.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: So, hey, where’s your coo?

Billy: Oh, she has arrived.

Jill: [ Laughs ]

Devon: Hey!

Billy: Let the party begin.

Devon: So good to see you!

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

Devon: Aww.

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

[ Laughter ]

Devon: Mmm. [ Chuckles ]

Jill: So good to see you.

Devon: Good to see you, too.

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

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

Imani: Hear, hear, mm-hmm.

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

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

Nate: Yes. To chancellor-winters.

Imani: To a promising future.

Amanda: To new challenges.

Billy: And enjoying the journey.

Lily: Yes. Cheers.

Amanda: Cheers.

Imani: Cheers.

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

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

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Absolutely.

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

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

Lily: Chancellor-winters! Cheers.

Devon: Cheers. More protection,

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Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Chance: Well, hey, there, beautiful.

Abby: Oh.

Chance: Mmm.

Abby: Hi, yourself, handsome.

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

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

Chance: You just got it all under control.

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

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

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

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

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

Chance: Mmm.

Imani: [ Sighs ]

Imani: Giancarlo.

[ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

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

[ Sighs ]

Giancarlo: Hmm.

[ Footsteps departing ]

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

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

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

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

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Jack.

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

Devon: Thank you very much. We appreciate that.

Jack: This is a very exciting time.

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

Lily: Uh, what’s going on?

Devon: A photographer would like a minute with us.

Lily: Uh…

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

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

Jack: I’ll look forward to it.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

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

Jack: Where else would I be?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Billy: Yeah.

Jack: Have you and victoria discussed the possible repercussions?

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

Jack: Of course.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jill: Well, well, well.

Nikki: Ooh, there you are. Congratulations.

Lily: Hello!

Devon: Mrs. Newman. Mwah.

Victor: Devon.

Devon: Mr. Newman, how are you?

Lily: Thank you so much for being here.

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

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

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Aww.

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

Devon: No, definitely not.

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

Devon: Yeah.

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

[ Laughter ]

Devon: Well…

Victor: Or both?

Devon: Right.

Lily: Yeah, maybe.

Victor: It takes both, you know…

Devon: Yeah.

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

Devon: Thank you.

Lily: Thank you, victor.

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

Devon: Yes.

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

Devon: We’ll never let go.

[ Laughter ]

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

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

Jill: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

Chance: Mmm, sure is.

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

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

Abby: Mmm.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

Chance: Hmm. I better take this.

Abby: Oh.

Chance: Hold on. Yeah?

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

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

Jill: Oh.

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

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

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

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

Chance: Are you sure?

Abby: Yeah.

Chance: Alright, thank you. I owe you.

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

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

Abby: I love you. Be careful.

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

Abby: Well, have fun.

Jill: Thank you. I will.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Jack: Hey, you.

Abby: Uncle jack, hi.

Jack: I just chance leave. Everything okay?

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

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

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

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

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

Jack: Well, you are two very busy people.

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

Jack: What?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Sighs ]

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

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

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

Phyllis: I mean, it was just one mistake.

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

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

Jack: This is the end. Goodbye.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Nate: Alright, guys.

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

Nate: Yeah.

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

Nate: Okay.

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

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

Reporter: Hmm.

[ Elevator motor whirring ]

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

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

Phyllis: [ Gasps ]

Nate: [ Sighs ]

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

Nate: Never in a million years.

[ Chuckles ] That accident changed everything.

Reporter: Hmm. There are times, I wonder…

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

Reporter: No regrets?

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

Reporter: Mm.

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

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

Giancarlo: Oh, really?

Imani: Mm-hmm.

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

Imani: That’s what we’re doing.

Amanda: Great.

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

Giancarlo: [ Chuckles ]

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

Giancarlo: It’s a tremendous evening for the company.

Amanda: Well, it is wonderful that you decided to come together, and I am very, very happy that you are here.

Victor: Where the hell is adam?

Nikki: He probably thinks it’s just another gala, so he’s dragging his feet. Or he’s dreaming up some new project to impress you with.

Cellphone voice: At the launch party. Important for you to be here.

Victor: “Something came up. Will be here soon.”

Nikki: Ohh. Well, I think he’d move a little faster if he knew he was on the brink of getting everything he’s ever wanted.

Victor: Yeah.

Jack: Nikki, you are looking especially lovely.

Nikki: Oh, well, thank you, jack.

Victor: Stop flirting with my wife.

Nikki: Oh.

Jack: She is looking especially lovely. You know, I was just reflecting how nice it is that while we are here to celebrate genoa city’s newest corporation, some of us know about the giants on whose shoulders this was all built.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: Katherine.

Jack: And neil.

Victor: They would be very happy.

Jack: Yes, they would. This is quite a party.

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: And judging by all the press that’s around here, i have a feeling this launch will be the headline in all the business sites.

Jack: To be honest, I’m a little surprised to see you here.

Victor: Why? You don’t think that we can handle the competition? Think again.

Jack: Oh, no, not at all. I just thought the two of you might be engaged in matters more personal. Billy shared with me that victoria left town with locke. I wanted him out of here, but not that way.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Nikki: We’re still stunned by her decision.

Victor: Let us just hope and pray that our daughter, sooner rather than later, will realize that she made an epic mistake. Talking about mistakes, I hope you and kyle don’t entertain the thought of keeping diane jenkins around.

Jack: I have nothing to do with this. Kyle decided he wanted his mother to stay in town a bit longer.

Nikki: Oh! Offering a woman like that a second chance? That’s like giving a cobra a second chance to strike.

Victor: Hmm.

Nikki: Let me tell you something. The longer she feels there is a prayer for forgiveness, the more emboldened she will feel.

Jack: Diane is kyle’s mother, nikki.

Nikki: Well, kyle may be blinded by love or a misguided sense of obligation, but the rest of us are not. We know exactly what she’s capable of. But she can’t keep that up for long. The minute she drops that innocent façade, look out. Excuse me. This is a private party. You’d better turn around and go back out that door. Now. From the very first touch.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Diane: I am completely mortified. I had no idea there was a private party here tonight.

Nikki: Spare me. The publicity, the posters, the sign at the front door of the hotel? It is impossible to not know.

Jack: I’ll take it from here.

Nikki: I’m gonna make sure that you don’t ruin it. Jack, I’ve got this.

Jack: No, we don’t want to make a scene.

Nikki: Fine. Maybe you can get through to her.

Diane: Thank you for rescuing me.

Jack: I did it for devon and lilly, and you better get out of here in the next 30 seconds, or she’s gonna come back and drag you out of here.

Diane: Jack, I’m telling you, okay, I knew there was a launch tonight, but I didn’t pay attention to any of the details.

Jack: So, what are you doing here?

Diane: Well, I figured, with phyllis out of town, it would be the perfect time to use the spa.

Jack: You are a guest at the athletic club, where they have state-of-the-art facilities.

Diane: Um, but they’re missing one thing — astrid from oslo. She is a miracle worker, and the sauna with the sizzle of the steam and the heat, it is just so much better than that newfangled infrared business.

Jack: You’re dressed awfully nicely for a visit to the spa.

Diane: Well, thank you. I was going to have dinner after, at society. You could join me. I would love to talk to you about how things are going with kyle.

Jack: I don’t think so.

Diane: Alright, maybe some other night.

Billy: Diane.

Diane: Uh.

Billy: Did not expect to see you here.

Diane: I am an accidental crasher, and I am not here to cause any problem, so you don’t have to threaten to kick me out in front of everybody.

Billy: Oh, that’s not what i was gonna say. Not at all, actually.

Abby: Um, take care. Hey.

Lily: Hello.

Abby: Is everything running smoothly?

Lily: Yes, everything is perfect because of you.

Abby: Oh, nice. Well, doing this for you and devon, it just feels right.

Lily: It really does. It’s nice to have a friend involved. And who better than jill’s granddaughter-in-law to oversee a party celebrating chancellor’s merger?

Abby: Yeah, I just wish that chance hadn’t been called away on a case.

Lily: Do you ever wish that he’d joined the family business instead of the police force?

Abby: No. No way. Chance loves to fight for justice and help people. And he never had any interest in chancellor. He was born to do exactly what he’s doing.

[ Chuckles ]

Chance: How soon can we get a judge to sign off on the search warrant?

Cop: Depends if he’s willing to work late tonight.

Chance: [ Sighs ] If we can get that evidence, which we have every right to believe is in that house, we can go ahead and arrest that son of a bitch, get him off the streets.

Cop: It’s a damn shame rosales isn’t here. But good on you for closing this case. Be proud of you.

Chance: Yeah. First, he’d give me all kinds of hell, right? Tell me how he could have done it better. Then, and only then, would he pull us aside and tell us, “damn good job.”

Cop: Us?

Chance: Yeah. I ask captain to put you on this with me. Rey — he trusted you. So do I.

[ Cellphone buzzes ] Ah, here we go. Tell me we got the warrant. Well, alright. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Hell, yeah. We’re ready to move. Alright. Let’s roll. My name is trisha.

Diane: If you’re not here to throw me out of your party, I cannot imagine what you want to say.

Billy: I still believe that you deserve a second chance, which is why I wish I could ask you to stay.

Diane: But it’d be too much, too soon?

Billy: Big night for us. We got a lot riding on it.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Even if you grew a halo and sprouted wings…

Diane: My very presence could cause drama. I understand, billy. I’m leaving anyway.

Nikki: Oh, my god, haven’t they made it clear enough to you that you’re not wanted here? Do we need to call security and have you escorted?

Billy: That will not be necessary, nikki.

Diane: I have no intention of staying, especially when I have an appointment at the spa. Good night.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] No good can come from that situation. I mean, I feel bad for kyle. But one way or another, that woman’s got to go.

Victor: Diane jenkins… you’re making a fool of yourself. Do you honestly think anyone around here has forgotten what you did?

Diane: Well, that’s only fair because I haven’t forgotten what was done to me, either.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Diane: But forgiveness doesn’t require forgetting.

Victor: Hmm.

Diane: Only compassion.

Victor: Hmm.

Diane: Have a nice night, victor.

Victor: Was I really ever married to her?

Diane: Do I need to remind you, we were married once? Happily. And I’ll never forget the connection I had with your family, and in times like these, families pull together.

Victor: This family has done extremely well without you. Okay?

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Victor: How long do you plan to stay here?

Diane: Just a little while. As I said, I heard about what happened, and I wanted to express my condolences in person.

Victor: Really?

Diane: Hmm. You know, I’m not really a bad person, victor. And I don’t believe in carrying grudges.

Victor: You’re the last person that I expected or wanted to see. However, I do agree with you, holding grudges is not healthy.

Diane: Well, then… there might be hope for us yet. Oh, boy.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

[ Glass touches table ]

Jack: I can only do what i can do. Nikki, diane’s gone.

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Let’s change the subject. Let’s get back to the reason that we’re here. Speaking of which, I have to go talk to jill. Take care, okay?

Nikki: Yes.

Jack: I’ll be back.

Nikki: Yes, yes, of course.

Billy: Well, that could have went worse.

Nikki: Um… I understand you’re aware of victoria’s plans to leave with ashland.

Billy: Yeah. I’m aware. And it’s killing me thinking that she’s going to tie herself to that man.

[ Sighs ]

Nikki: Then convince her to stay.

Billy: Believe me, nikki, I tried. I tried everything I could, and I failed.

Lily: Hello.

Billy: Hey.

Lily: Hi, nikki.

Nikki: Hi.

Lily: Are you having a good time?

Nikki: Oh, yes, I am. I’m so thrilled for you.

Lily: Thank you. Uh, would you mind if I stole my coo for a moment?

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: No, not at all.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: Have a good night.

Woman: Yeah.

Devon: Alright. Hey, hey.

Nate: Hey.

Devon: How you doing?

Nate: Just, uh, thinking about that speech.

Devon: Yeah? Well, don’t worry too much about it. You’ll be fine.

Nate: Alright.

Devon: Alright?

Nate: [ Sighing ] Hmm. Abby?

Abby: Well, look at you. After all of these years of knowing you as

dr. Nate hastings, this whole coo thing is gonna take some getting used to.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Here’s a visual reminder. Dr. Nate wore a white coat. Executive nate, business attire.

Abby: Okay, so, the clothes make the man, huh?

Nate: [ Chuckles ] You, of all people, understand the importance of fashion.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] But, seriously, I thought being a doctor was your calling.

Nate: Hmm.

Abby: I was talking about this with lily earlier that law enforcement is at the core of who chance is. And I thought medicine was the same for you.

Nate: Uh, it used to be, when I was a surgeon, but

[Inhales deeply] When I lost that, it changed everything.

Abby: I’m sorry, I didn’t realize.

Nate: No, no, no, no, it’s okay, it’s okay. It’s the last thing I want to be dwelling on tonight. It’s just, uh, being here at another big winters family event brought back some memories.

Abby: Oh, that’s right. This is where it all happened.

Nate: But if I’m in a bit of a mood, it’s because I got to give a speech. And, uh, you know, giving speeches is one of the biggest fears out there.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I’m just a little nervous my speech won’t measure up to lily and devon’S.

Abby: I cannot imagine you being less than amazing at anything.

Nate: Well, thank you for that vote of confidence.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: If, uh — if elena was here, I would have gotten her full pep talk, but since she’s not, I appreciate you listening.

Abby: Well, I am a mediocre substitute, at best.

Nate: Don’t be so modest. You know what? You might be the perfect person to ask about something that’s been on my mind. I know you used to work for newman.

Abby: Oh, man. Yeah. Don’t remind me. I definitely have found my bliss in the hospitality biz.

Nate: But you have business experience. And our current plans for tonight’s speeches are to give a vague outline of what chancellor-winters has planned. But… won’t that leave the public confused? I mean, wondering what we’re hiding? Uh, shouldn’t we get into more specifics, is what I’m saying? What do you think?

Abby: Well, I mean, I think it’s something that you should talk about with devon and lily.

Nate: I’ve already discussed it with them, and devon is adamant that we stick to the broad overview.

Abby: Okay, well, there’s your answer.

Nate: But this merger is just thrusting us into the spotlight, and I don’t think it’s time to play it safe.

Abby: Look, nate, I get why it bugs you. But I really do think you should follow devon’s lead on this. He’s been doing it for a long time. He knows what works.

Nate: I suppose. Better skin from your body wash?

Billy: You know, if, uh, this is what happens when the ceo asks the coo for a business meeting, we’re gonna have to warn our partners.

Lily: Well, making time for you is very important business.

Billy: You know how proud I am of you.

Lily: Aww. It was a group effort.

Billy: Well, not necessarily. This is your vision. All of this, you made happen. And I am 100% convinced there is nothing that you can’t accomplish.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: [ Clears throat ]

Billy: Yeah.

Devon: Sorry to break this up, guys.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: The publicist wants to go over our speeches.

Lily: Uh…

Billy: Go, go. Go be great.

Lily: Okay, um, nate’s gonna say something. Do you want to say a few words?

Billy: No, no, you are the one from chancellor that people want to hear from, so this is all you. Go shine.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Giancarlo: Hey.

Billy: Oh, hey. Giancarlo, how are you? Listen, I am glad I ran into you. I want to thank you. The marketing team absolutely killed it tonight. This is really — really, really good stuff. I appreciate it.

Giancarlo: Your podcast division has been kicking butt.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Giancarlo: The numbers for “the grinning soul” look especially good.

Billy: Yeah? Well, hey, who knows who that guy is, but I’m glad to hear that. Have a good night.

Lily: Okay, quick, how do I look?

Devon: You look like a woman who’s ready to take over the world.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Okay, I’m gonna check in the mirror anyway.

Devon: I’ll catch up to you in a bit.

Lily: Okay.

Devon: [ Sighs ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Imani: Nate. Aw, that frown can only mean one thing. You need more imani.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: Is that so?

Imani: Oh, I am in my element. I love everything about tonight.

Nate: Me too. Oh, so, what’s the deal with you and your date?

Imani: Uh…

Nate: Office romance?

Imani: I haven’t decided if he’s worthy of me yet.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: So, are you ready for your big speech?

Nate: Ready as I’ll ever be.

Imani: I’m not sure that’s true.

Nate: Meaning?

Imani: Well, I’ve been thinking about everything we talked about earlier, when you said you thought we were missing out on an opportunity.

Nate: My gut’s still telling me that.

Imani: Then you should listen to it. If you can’t trust your instincts, then what can you trust? You should go ahead and paint that picture you want to paint.

Nate: Really? Even though our fearless leaders disagree?

Imani: [ Sighs ] Tonight was never supposed to be a big tease. People want to hear everything that chancellor-winters has to offer, so you should dazzle the crowd.

Nate: You honestly think that’s a good idea?

Imani: One shot — that is all you get. Show them who we are. Hit ’em with everything you’ve got.

Nate: You know what? You’re right? To hell with holding back. I’m going with my gut.

Imani: That is the most exciting thing I’ve heard all night. I can’t wait to see you make your mark.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: [ Inhales deeply ] [ Sighs ]

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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Chance is happy because he closed another one of Rey’s cases. Chance tells Abby he feels like his old self again in regard to his job. Abby worries about the danger that Chance faces in his job.

Devon is annoyed that Nate revealed Chancellor Winters plans to launch fifty podcasts the newest of which will be a true crime podcast. Billy and Lily agree that Nate was right since he revealed some of the company’s plans it created more buzz for Chancellor Winters.

Jack tells Diane that Kyle seems open to letting her be a part of his life. Diane cries a little and tells Jack that she now has hope and that will help her handle the hatred from the people of Genoa City.

Amanda tells Jack she thinks Phyllis is truly sorry for the mistake she made with him.

Adam is very happy when Victor tells him that he is the new CEO of Newman Enterprises and that Sally is the new CEO of Newman Media. Adam buys champagne and goes to the Newman Media office to tell her the good news. Sally is thrilled that she and Adam have everything they wanted because they make a good team.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, June 10, 2022

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Billy: Lily. Can we talk?

Lily: Billy, can we please talk later?

Billy: No, bemuse you said some pretty harsh things to me last night, and you’ve been avoiding the conversation ever since.

:Lily I’m not avoiding it. I have a lot going on right now. I don’t have time to talk about Victoria.

Billy: Oh, I understand that. You made that clear last night. But I think it’s only fair that I’m able to explain myself.

Lily: Okay Billy, there’s a very simple solution for this. Just let Victoria and Ashland go. Respect Victoria’s autonomy as a woman and a mother.

Billy: I do.

Lily: No, stop thinking that she’s gonna put your kids’ lives in danger. There’s no need to change the custody agreement. That’s just your excuse to interfere.

Billy: No, that is not what this is about.

Lily: And, honestly, stop trying to think that you can fix Victoria’s life. This is why she wants to leave town and cut ties with her family — because everyone is trying to micromanage her choices, which is exactly what you’re trying to do

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Billy: Look, I don’t believe that I am the same person now as I was when I was with her, but because of that experience, I can see how this whole thing is going to unravel, and I am simply trying to stop her from getting her heart crushed her whole life derailed because once again she puts too much trust in someone.

Lily: Okay, if she’s making a mistake, it’s her mistake to make. Look, I know that it’s hard for you to sit back and just watch this, but it’s not on you to fix it. And I hate that on a day when we should be focusing on the event, we’re talking about Victoria.

Billy: Well, the way you say that, it almost makes it sound like you think I might have feelings for her still.

Lily: No, I don’t think that you have feelings for her. I just think that you are way too involved in her life. It goes beyond co-parenting.

Billy: Yeah. It’s a little bit difficult. I mean, we have a big history, you know? I can’t just cut ties like that.

Lily: Oh, you know, I have exes, too, okay? But they don’t cause issues in our relationship.

Billy: Yeah, but they don’t live in Genoa City.

Lily: Well, you know what? Victoria might leave Genoa City. So, is that why you have a problem with this?

Billy: No. This is about her not being able to let go of that monster of a person, okay? That’s what all of this is about.

Lily: Okay. I don’t know how to make this any clearer to you. I am done talking about this. You have to let this go.


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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Jill arrives to celebrate the launch of Chancellor Winters. The launch party begins and Jack and Victor remember Katherine and Neil and think they are proudly looking down on the party.

Diane accidentally crashes the party and Billy asks her to leave the party and she says she has an appointment at the spa.

Nate asks Abby if he should let the audience know about the new projects they have planned. Abby advises him to follow Devon’s lead because he has been in business a long time.

Chance has to leave the party early because he has a lead in one of Rey’s cases.

Nate decides to follow Imani’s advice and reveal Chancellor Winters upcoming projects.

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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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Ashland: Don’t open your eyes.

Victoria: [Chuckles] Why shouldn’t I?

Ashland: It might break the spell. You see, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make last night last forever.

Victoria: Are you afraid that I might see things differently in the cold light of day, that I might regret taking you back?

Ashland: The thought had possibly crossed my mind a time or two, yes.

Victoria: Thank you. It’s a beautiful morning. I’m happy to be here… with you. And I very much appreciate you agreeing to take things slowly.

Ashland: We can take all the time you need, as long as you haven’t changed your mind.

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Jack: So, what is this fabulous idea of yours?

Diane: I would love to treat everyone for breakfast, including Harrison if he’s here.

Kyle: He’s already down for his morning nap. Someone got him all wound up last night, and it took forever to get him to sleep.

Jack: Guilty as charged.

Diane: Oh, who wouldn’t want to spend as much time as possible with that beautiful boy? As a fellow doting grandparent, I stand in solidarity with jack.


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Y&R Transcript Friday, June 10, 2022

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Devon: Alright, so, we’ve taken care of all of the last-minute prs-credential requests, which I think is a great sign that the additional outlets want to send their reporters.

Lily: And what about the changes to the video presentation? Did that get made?

Nate: Not yet. The production team’s working on them now. We should be able to s the revised versions in a couple of hours.

Devon: Good. Hey, billy.

Billy: Hey. Sorry I’m late.

Nate: No problem. I was just giving lily and devon an update on where everything stands for the launch. Looks like legal just gave the all-clear on the final contracts, and all of the footage and music’s been cleared for the promo spots.

Devon: Nice. They cut that pretty close, didn’t they?

Billy: Lily, uh, can I speak to you for a moment, please?

Lily: Uh, can we chat later? There’s a lot to get done before tonight.

Billy: No, I understand that. It’ll just take a second.

Lily: Okay, I’m gonna really need you to focus on the launch instead of on your ex. Can yodo that for me?

Amanda: Now, I know that we told nate that we were good to go, but I wanted to check out contracts one more time, and it looks like we have covered all of our bases.

Imani: Damn, we’re good.

Amanda: Mm-hmm. So now we can move on to the launch party and who you are bringing as your date. You know, I was thinking about that music producer who works with devon, the one that wanted to give you the grand tour. But there’s also the guy from marketing, the one who brought you the cup of coffee. I think that he’s a top contender, hmm?

Imani: Could you be more obvious?

Amanda: What? I just — I want to make sure that you have a good time at the big event.

Imani: No, you want me to focus on anyone other than nate. What are you so afraid of? That I’m gonna cast a spell on elena’s boyfriend and magically woo him into my web? After all, it’s not like she has any reason to feel threatened.

Nikki: I am just sick about this. I keep wondering if the was something we could have done differently. I mean, could we have prevented this?

Victor: Baby —

Nikki: Maybe there was something more that we could have said or done to get through toer to make her realize that she deserves a much better man than ashland.

Victor: Look, you can’t keep on beating yourself up over this.

Nikki: I can’t help it. I just don’t understand why she would choose a relatnship based on completely on lies over her family.

Victor: I don’t understand it any more thanou do.

Nikki: I mean, admittedly, she hasn’t always made the best choices in partners. I mean, there was biy with the gambling and all of that. But she did walk away from him. Why can she not see that this thing with ashland is even worse?

Victor: [ Inhales deeply ] As perplexing to me as it is to you.

Nikki: I just feel like we’re losing our daughter and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ]

Nikki: Hello.

Victoria: Do you know anything about this?

Nikki: Your father commissioned it and put a sh on it.

Victoria: Really?

Nikki: Really. We understand why you destroyed the one at ashland had made for you, but we felt that it needed to be replaced. And, darling, he may have broken your heart, but he certainly hasn destroyed your spirit or your strength of leadership. And that is exactly what that portrait represents.

[ Door opens ]

Nick: I was hoping to catch you before you left town.

Victoria: Because you thought you could talk me out of it? It’s not gonna happen.

Nick: No, that’s not why I’m here. I promise.

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Elena: Ladies. I was just thinking about you two.

Imani: You were?

Elena: Yeah. I was wondering how your mom’s doing.

Amanda: Oh, that is so nice of you to ask. Our mom has actually been following doctor’s orders, and her ib is under control, so i think it’s good news.

>>Lena: It is. I’m glad to hear she’s doing okay.

Amanda: You look ke you hada long night saving lives.

Elena: Very long. It’s been a crazy week at the hospital.

Imani: Mm. I really admire you so much. All the time you put in, you probably never have time for fun.

Elena: Mm, I manage to find the time here and there. But what can I say? I love wt I ha. And long hours are just a part of it.Imani: But I’m sure it was probably easier when you and nate were going through it together.

Elena: Nate is really happy where he’s at, and I’m hpy for him. And that’s what’s important.

Amanda: Spoken like a true partner.

Imani: Speaking of nate’s new career, this is gonna be a big night for him. He’s been working really hard on thisaunch party. But I’m sure he’ll understand if you’re too wiped out to make it. I mean, you — you do look exhausted.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Well, thanks. Believe me, I know how important this is for nate. And I wouldn’t want to miss it. All I need is a quick nap, and I will be just fine.

Imani: That’s really sweet that you are willing to sacrifice for him.

Elena: Oh, going to a party isn’t really a sacrifice. I’m actually looking forward to having a reason to wear a new dress. And constantly meeting new people is one of the things i love most about being at the hospital. So small talk with executives is not a problem for me.

>>Mani ithat’s so great. Well, I guess you’ll be the life of the party. I look forward to seeing you in action.

Elena: See you both tonight. Looking forward to it.

Imani: What?

Billy: I don’t like the way things ended last night.

Lily: This is not the time, billy.

Billy: Lily…

Nate: We are beininung te with calls from members of the financial press. They all want to get the inside track, a sneak peeof wk t we’re planning to unveil tonight.

Devon: That’s great. Keep them guessing.

Nate: You mean keep them guessing for now, but at the event tonight, we’re gonna get into more specifics, right? Because that was the middle-of-the-road approach we agreed upon?

Devon: Yeah, yeah. No, for sure. We’re gonna — we’re gonna tease what we have up and coming, but the focus of the night is gonna be on our overall vision of thfutue . We’re gonna drive home the message of that logo — two companies, two families uniting to carry on amazing legacies.

Nate: I respect those legacies, and I am honored to be a part of this.But I don’t think we should give the impression that this is just a symbolic change.

Devon: Yeah, no, that’s — that’s — that’s not gonna happen.

Nate: I’m not so sure. Listen, I think we need to go bold, capitalize on all of the attention we’ll be getting tonight. We need to give these reporters something juicy they can chew on and run with. We could talk about our upcoming dcast, building anticipation for their premieres. What do you think, lily?

Lily: I actually am gonna agree with devon on this one. I don’t think that we should go into details and that we should focus on the big picture.

[ Cellphone ringing

Devon: Hello? Yeah, hang on one second. Hey, we have an issue. Do you have the editing rundown?

Lily: Oh, yeah.

Nate: You agree with me, right, billy? The business community needs to hear more specifics about what we’re poised to accomplish.

Billy: We’ve had this conversation. I think the ceos have made their wishes clear. Anything else is above my pay grade.

Devon: Hey, I don’t know what to tell you because we need to have the finished product in hours.

Lily: I don’t understand wh the hold-up is.

Billy: I talked to the producer yesterday. They insted that this revision was gonna be done by this afternoon.

Devon: Do you guys need to put more editors on it? ‘Cause if that’s the case, just do it.

Lily: Yeah, whatever it takes to get it done, just do it.Nate: There’s got to be a way we can get them all the resources they need. Let’s figure out a solution.

Nick: I’m not here to interfere. I’m not gonna make that mistake again. I also don’t have any hidden agendas or secret motives. I kn I’m not gonna be able to talk you out of anything because you’ve made it very clear that no one can do that. I just have to accept that, you know, this is what you want. It’s what you need.

Victoria: Thanks.

Nick: I just cannot stand t idea of you leaving town, though, with all this distance between us… with all this anger. Vick, I’m really afraid I’m never gonna see my sister again. We do it every night

Cstalphyllis sends her apologies for not being here. Shwente o visit her son, but is offering spa comps for your team.

Lily: Yeah. Thank you. Phyllis actually already contacted me. Everything’s okay. Abby itaking over, so it’s all under control.

Crystal: She’s in the ballomowaing for you.

Lily: Oka thank you.

Don: So, abby is doing aa favor for yllis?

Billy: Go figure.

Lily: Well, no, it’s — it’s for us. It’s for the launch. I mean, thiss bigger than a feud with phyllis, you know? She cares abt us. Soke the event a success. Don’t worry.

Devon: No, well, it’s very cool that she stepped up like that. It makes me feel good that she’s involved.

Nate: There is so much positivenerg ebuilding around this launch. I mean, the buzz I’m hearing from the P.R. Team, the intense interest from the business community. It’s all starting to sink in, just how big of a deal this is.

Lily: I know. I’m excited.

Devon: Yeah. Your idea’s about to become a reality.

Billy: Congratulations all around.

Devon: We should go and do a sound check, make sure that’s taken care of,here’s no issues. See you.

Billy: Lily. Can we talk?

Lily: Billy, can we please talk later?

Billy: No, beuse cau said some pretty harsh things to me last night, and you’ve been avoiding the conversation ever since.

Lily: I’m not avoiding it. I have a lot going on right now. I don’t have time to talk about victoria.

Billy: Oh, I understand that. You made that clear last night. But I think it’s only fair that I’m able to explain myself.

Lily: Okay, billy, there’s a very simple solution for this. Just l vicetria and ashland go. Respect victoria’s autonomy as a woman and a mother.

Billy: I do.

Lily: No, stop thinking that she’s gonna put your kids’ lives in danger. There’s no need to change the custody agreement. That’s just your excuse to interfere.

Billy: No, that is not what this is about.

Lily: And, honestly, stop trying to think that you can fix victoria’s life. This is why she wants to leave town and cut ties with her family — because everyone is trying to micromanage her choices, which is exactly whatyou’re trying to do.

Victor: You’ve got to stop taking on all of this yourself. Nothing you could have said would have stopped her from cutting ties with her family.

Nikki: I guess I’m just trying to make sense of something that’s totally illogical.

Victor: [ Sighs heavily ] When I spoke with that obnoxious ashland locke last night, he told me there was nothing we could do to stop them. I just wish I had… wiped off that smug smile. But that only would have played into his hands.

Nikki: Might have been worth it.

Victor: Oh, he would have played the victim card. Would have made her feel more sympathetic to him.

Nikki: So, what did he have to say for himself?

Victor: That it was her idea to leave town and that it was our fault for pushing her away.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] You don’t believe that, do you?

Victor: I don’t understand any of this. I mean, how mu encouragement have we given her? But she has always felt that and she has let us know in the past that she didn’t feel we respected her enough. And I think anything we do now will convince her even more.

Nikki: So, then what do we do?

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ]

Nick: You’ve always been such an important part of my life. You know, you’ve understood me the way no one else can. I mean, how could they? They didn’t grow up the way we did. They don’t know at iwhs like to be children of the greatvictorewman, with all the complications and obligations that go along with that.

Victoria: He gave us everything that he didn’t have as a child. But he put a lot of pressure on us.

Nick: Always fighting for his approval competing to the chosen one. The business world was our arena, with the ultimate prize being, you know, newman enterprises. We learned from the best.

Victoria: And we did it well, sometimes together., We did, and newman for a time.

Nick: We were the best team. Yeah, I mean, there were times, obviously, we had some issues with each other. You know, we fought like hell, but what siblings don’t? But we always kn we could turn to each other. And I hope you know that hasn’t changed for me. I’ll always be here for you.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Is this the part where you expect me to say that things I ll do the same. From the very first touch.

Billy: Hey, will you stop, please? Just let me explain, please, because this is not about me being self-important. It’s not about me trying to be a hero. I’m not simply trying to figure out any way I possibly can to stay involved in victoria’s life.

Lily: Are you sure about that?

Billy: Yes. I have legitimate concerns, mostly because I hurt victoria in the past and I continued to do that after she took me back, until she finally had enough and got rid of me.

Lily: No, you’re making this abt you, and victoria would say that it’s not.

Billy: Well, maybe that’s ue, trt I can’t stop worrying about her, especially after erything I put her through. And you’ve got to be honest. It could have massive effects on my kids. You know that.

Lily: Billy, don’t go there, okay? This is not about them. This is about you. Just because you have children with her does not make it okay for you to try to run her fe.Li

Billy: Look, I don’t believe that I am e sath person now as I was when I was with her, but because of that experience, i can see how this whole thing is going to unravel, and I am simply trying to stop her from getting her heart crushed d her whole life derailed because once again she puts too much trust in someone.

Lily: Okay, if she’s making a mistake, it’s her mistake make. Look, I know that it’s hard for you to sit back and just watch this, but it’s not on you to fix it. And I hate that on a day when we should be focusing on the event, we’re talking about victoria.

Billy: Well, the way you say that, it almost makes it sound like you think I might have feelings for her still.

Lily: No, I don’t think that you have feelings for her. I just think that you are way too involved in her life. It goes beyond co-parenting.

Billy: Yeah. It’s a little bit difficult. I mean, we have a big history, you know? I can’t just cut ties like that.

Lily: Oh, you know, I have exes, too, okay? But they don’t cause issues in our relationship.

Bil>>: Yeah, but they don’t live in genoa city.

Lily: Well, you know what? Victoria might leave genoa city. So, is that why you have a problem with this?

Billy: No. This is about her not being able to let go of that monster of a person, okay? That’s what all of this is about.

Lily: Okay. I don’t know how to make this any clearer to you. I am done talking about this. You have to let this go.

Billy: Look, ly, I don’t want any of this to come between us, okay? I don’t want to focus on anyone else but you. And maybe you’re right. Maybe this has just as much to do with me and my own past as it does victoria. And if that is, then I got some work to do. I’m gonna have to come to peace with that and let victoria live helife.

Lily: Okay, well, I know that was hard for you, and i appreciate you hearing me.

Billy: I love you. And I trust you. And I know that you love me, and I know that’s where all of this is coming from. And we both know that I’m a fool. But I would be the world’s biggest fool if I didn’t listen to you.

Imani: But I’m sure he’ll understand if you’re too wiped out to make it. I mean, you — you do look exhausted.

Elena: Mnh. Good god. I do look exhausted.

[ Chuckles ] Ugh. But of course you do. That’s because you are exhausted. You actually do your work instead of sitting around plotting and scheming.

[ Sighs, chucks ] Why am I letting her get to me?Phone ringing ] Hello? You’ve got to be kidding me. Ugh. Oh, I can’t believe this.

Amanda: Hey, imani, was that dig at elena absolutely necessary?She just got off her shift.

Imani: [ Chuckles ] Well, you were the one who sd shailooked like shead a hong nighT. And she did. I know if I were elena, the last thing I’d feel like doing is putting on a pair of heels and plastering on a phony smile for my boyfriend, no matter how fine he is.

[ Laughs ] Look at you, getting all word up and worried about me. Don’t trip. This is gonna be a great night.

Amanda: [ Shs ]Ig

Imani: Ooh! Well, what do you know? Right on time. It’s my dateor tonight, giancarlo om marketing.

Amanda: Oh, wow. Well, I thought I was right about him. Why didn’t you tell me?

Imani: I was just waiting for him to confirm. So you can relax. Elena has nothing to worry about.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Crystal: Devon and nate are in the ballroom.

Lily: Thank you, crystal.

Nikki: The idea that she will find happiness with the man who deceived her is ridiculous.

Victor: Just so damn painful to watch her go through all this, knowing full well this will cause nothing but heartache.

Nikki: [ Voice breaking ] Victor, we c’t lan her walk out of our lives.

Victor: But, sweetheart, what are we supposed to do? Shhas to get out of this trance by herself, you know, let this play out.

Nikki: I don’t know if I can do that.

Victor: [ Sighs ] We’re gonna have to let her go.

Nikki: Brea[ Ing heavily ] Okay everyone,

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Nate: I’m telling you, imani, tonight’s gonna be big. The displays in the ballroom look even better than i expected.

Imani: Yeah, you did an amazing job, nate. You should be so proud.

Nate: I am. It’s exactly what lily and devon wanted.

Imani: Mm.

Nate: But I can’t help feeling like tonight could be a real misseopportunity. Or, to be more precise, we may not be capitalizing on the opportunity we have in front of us.

Imani: What do you mean?

Nate: We have some really innovative, exciting initiatives in the works. But devon wants to focus on the big picture and the family legacy and not get into very many specifics.

Imani: Okay. So, if it were up to you, how would you handle it?

Nate: This is the time to show the world exactly what the merged companies are actually going to do. We need to let the business community see how we’re gonna innovate and druptis

Imani: Mm. I like it a lot. I assume you ran this past devon and li?

Nate: Well, devon wants to take the “let ’em ke gueeping” approach, and lily wouldn’t even consider the alternative. I even tried to get billy to back me up, but he’s taking the “go along to get along” approach.

Imani: Mm. Not your style at all. And not how big things get accomplished.

[ Tablet cses ]

Victoria: The truth is I’m just really red of the constant attacks and judgment of evything that I do.

[ Sighs ] I just wish that you would understand why I’m doing this and why I’m making this move.

Nick: Look, I can’t lie to you. I’m worried. If you leave town, you’re turning your back on this family who loves you very, very much, vick. And I’m afraid ashland’s gonna wind up hurting you again.

Victoria: You don’t know that. You’re just jumping to the worst conclusions.

Nick: I really hope that doesn’t happen. I hope this works out exactly the way you want it to. But you know I’m gonna worry because of who aland is and everything he’s done and all the games he’s played.

[ Sighs ] But when it comes to our personal lives, we have always shown up for each other. We’ve helped each other thugh the most terrible, awful things you could ever imagine.

Victoria: That’s all I’m asking you to do now.

Nick: Well, our relationship is more than just that because wee supported each other’s choice whether they were good or bad. And I can’t say the same for the rest of the family. You remember how badly mom didn’t want me to marry sharon?

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Vividly.

Nick: But you knew how happy she made me. That’s all that mattered. Itas wy choice, even though i knew you had a lot of issues with her. The same way it was with billy. Dad ted you two being together, but I knew it was your choice to make. It’s your life.

Victoria: Yes. And this is my life now. And I choose ashland. Are you gonna support me now?

Nick: [ Sighs ] Of course I will. But I’m never gonna understa why you’re doing this. And I will always protect you and support you and defend you. Because you’re my sister and i love yound that’s never gonna change.

Nikki: I can’t believe we’re just gonna sit here and watch victoria walk away with ashland locke.

Victor: Sweetheart, what else can we do?

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Even if she does come to rlize that she made a terrible mistake, I worry that her pride will keep her from admitting it. I mean, it could be that he ends up not just breaking her heart, but breaking her spirit, as well.

Victor: Have you forgotten how tough our daughter is? She will get through this.

Nikki: And what if she can never find it in her heart to forgive us?

Victor: [ Sighs ] In the end, she will realize — she has to realize that we have only always wanted what’s best for her. Think all the support I’ve given her — and you. She’ll realize that she’ll be welcome with open arms by us. She mustnow that, deep in her heart.

Nikki: That day can’t come soon enough.

Victor: But, you know… I think I have an idea of what will speed up her decision to come back home.

Nikki: Oh, there’s the victor newman I know and love. Please tell me what you’re thinking.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] No matter who you are,

Lily: Abby has done such a great job. I am so happy this event is in her hands.

Billy: Yeah, and because she’s taking care of the party, that means you two can focus on introducing chancellor-winters to the world and enjoying the night. Look, this is it, you two. This is — this is your moment.

Lily: Hey, it’s our moment.

Devon: No, guys, this night belongs to all of us.

Nate: This night also belongs to our talented and tenacious legal team. You two should be proud of all you’ve done to get us to the finish line.

Amanda: Thank you, nate. It was challenging, but also a joy.

Imani: Okay, let’s save all the compliments and the pats on the backs for later. We havthe whole night ahead of us to toast to all of our amazing talents.

Devon: Yes, we do. Speaking of, it’s getting pretty late. We should get home and get ready for the event.

Amanda: Yes, we do, and you need to practice your speech.

Devon: Oh, I know it already. I’m good. What about you?

Nate: You know it.

Devon: Yeah?

Nate: Ah.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Here we go again. That’s the P.R. Team. Excuse me.

Billy: Okay, I know you want to head back to the office, so, uh, I’ll meet you there.

Ly: Where are you going?

Billy: I won’t be long.

Victoria: Thank you, nicholas. Thank you so much for loving me and for caring about me. It means so much to me. I’m just so glad that you don’t want this anger and this distance to continue between us.

Nick: Well, it wouldn’t be the same without you in my life.

Victoria: I wish that you could share this excitement with me. I mean, I’m — I’m starting a new chapter on my own, away from the family.

[ Sighs ] I just wish that everybody else could understand that I need a little air, a little room to breathe so I canhart my own path.

Nick: Yeah. Sounds exciting.

Victoria: I mean, in a way, it’s like I’m beginning a new life. And I want to be able to share all of the news that I have with you.

Nick: Well, I hope you know you can, uh — you can call me, text me.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: Hell, send a carrier pigeon. Whatever you want, whenever you want.

Victor: Victoria can take a break from our family because she knows damn well that we will welcome her back with open arms. But that does not apply to the company.

Nikki: I’m listening.

Victor: A company she has poured her heart and soul into. It was always her dream to become ceo of newman enterprises.

Nikki: A dream she seems content to walk away from.

Victor: But I know our daughter.

Nikki: So, tell me. What are you tnkinhi

Victor: I’m gonna make a very splashy announcement as to who will run the company as ceo, and that new ceo… will be her brother adam.

Nikki: Go on.

Victor: But you will stay on as co-ceo and rein him in whenever you deem that necessary.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] No, no. I should step down from co-ceo and go back to my old position as coo. That way, I can keep an eye on things without diluting the impact of your decision.

Victor: You’re thinking like a businesswoman, baby. I like that. Once our daughter finds out th her brother adam is nning the business… it’ll be too much for her to bear. To help prevent eeding gums,

Nate: Hey, babe. We should start getting ready.

Elena: I’ve actually got some bad news. You’re gonna be flying solo tonight.

Nate: What?

Elena: I am so sorry, but two doctors called in sick. I have to go to the hospital tonight.

Nate: And there’s no one else who can cover?

Elena: Believe me, I tried, but there’s not really anything I can do. M soi’ummed I’m gonna miss yo biguright.

Nate: No, no. It’s — don’t worry. It’s not your fault. I — it’s just part of being a doctor.

Elena: Yeah, but I’m still disappointed. I an [Sighs] I wanted to be there to support you and devon and lily and…everyone else and show them how proud I am of you.

Nate: I already know that. So does devon and lily. Why do you care what anyone else thinks?

Elena: I don’T. Okay, I ran into amanda and imani at the coffeehouse earlier and I made this whole big thing about how excited i was to go to the party tonight and now I’m not even gonna be there.

Nate: Oh. Okay. So you’re disappointed you won’t be spending timeith imani. Hmm. That’s a first.

Elena: Yeah, well, she, on the other hand, will be thrilled to know that you’re going to the party alone.

Nate: Come on. She’s as invested in making the launch of chancellor-winters a suess as much as I am. She’ll be focused on work.

Elena: Yeah, if you say so.

Nate: And without you there, all I’ll be thinking about is busine.

Elena: Now, that I do believe.

Nate: I’ll miss you like crazy tonight. But maybe when you get home after your shift, we can have our own little private celebration.

Elena: Mm.

Amanda: There. Perfect.

Devon: Yeah?

Amanda: Mhmm. Now you are ready for your big night.

Devon: Oh, thank you very much.

Amanda: I’m glad th we, um, have some time to talk before all the festivities.

Devon: I know. Me too.

Amanda: I want you to know that I’m really proud of you. You know, everything that you’ve accomplished, first with hamilton-winters and now expanding your vision of this family business. You talk about neil a lot. And I know that he is smiling down, watching you and lily build this amazing company together.

Devon: Thank you for saying that. You kn you’re a very big part of it, too.

Amanda: Mm.

Devon: Well, you are. Look how far you and I have come since we met.

Amanda: Yeah, we have come a long way.

[ Both laugh ] Who would have thought?

Devon: Now we’re living together. Now we’re working together. And we are about to embark on this new adventure together.

Amanda: I can’t wait.

Devon: Me neither. You know what?

Amanda: What?

Devon: I think tonight is gonna change everything.

Billy: Okay, whatever you’re woing rk, put a pin on it ’cause it’time to celebrate. Your dream is about to come — come on.

Lily: [ Laughs ]

Billy: Are you — look at yoU. My gosh, you are beautiful, and I am the luckiest man in the world. D haan I told you just how proud I am of you lately?

Lily: Well, no, not nearly enough.

Billy: Ah.

Lily: No, but seriously, I know that you say that I could

thidojob without you, which is true…

Billy: [ Chuces ]

Lily: …But it would be lot harder and a hell of a lot more boring.

Billy: Oh, yeah. We don’t do boring.

Lily: No.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Got you a little something.

Lily: Oh.

[ Laughing ] What?

Billy: It’s just a little something so you never forget tonight.

Lily: [ Gasps ] Oh, my god. It’s beautiful.

Billy: Yeah. It’s an amethyst. It represents faithful love, and that’s us.

Lily: Wow.

>>Illy: And thats to ihow you just how much I love you and to show you how much my commitment is to you.

Lily: I love it. And love you.

Billy: I meanevery word i said to you earlier. I love you more than I can ever say, and I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize what we have. So I’m letting go of the past and I’m gonna focus on my future with you.

Lily: Tha younkor prioritizing us. I know that’s a big step.

Billy: Yeah, it is. But tonight is about the realization of a visio the future of a united family enterprise…and us.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: Our future together. Tonight is going to change everything.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Next week on

“the young and the restless”…

Summer: No need to call anybody because I already know the perfect person to run marchetti.

Kyle: You do? Who?

Summer: My brilliant husband.

Ashley: Please ask anything you want. Our lives are open books.

Devon: Where’s your coo?

Billy: Oh, she has arrived!

Devon: Jill!

Billy: Hey, the party begins.

Devon: So good to see you!

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