Y&Rs Transcript Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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Ms. Shannon: Good. We’re all on time. I hope both parties have taken the opportunity to remind ourselves why we’re here.

Christine: We have, ms. Shannon.

Ms. Shannon: The relationship between the parties has devolved to the point where communication has become impossible and unproductive. And that has led us here.

Amanda: Yes, ms. Shannon.

Ms. Shannon: Since we’re all in agreement, there should be no further interruptions. Let’s continue. Is there more evidence that either side would like to present?

Christine: Yes.

Amanda: Yes.

Phyllis: You will never in a million years guess what I found in diane’s purse.

Jeremy: You were rummaging through her purse?

Phyllis: A big, fat diamond engagement ring. That was in her purse.

Jeremy: Huh.

Phyllis: She did it! She got jack to propose to her. So, I was right all along. That was her goal — to come here and con jack and everybody else in this town. And she has a big diamond ring to prove it.

Jeremy: All of her dreams are coming true.

Phyllis: Her dreams are my nightmares. There’s no way in hell I’m letting this happen.

Jeremy: That must be the news she was talking about.

Phyllis: Of course. Of course. She was gloating in advance. This was her “news.”

[ Sighs heavily ] I’m just thinking of my future family events, how I have to sit there and make nice and ta– oh, I’m not even gonna be invited. Forget it. I will never see my daughter again. I will never have a relationship with my daughter again. I am not letting this happen! This will not be ignored, jeremy! This evil must be eradicated.

Jeremy: Okay. Well, then it’s a good thing our plan will stop diane dead in her tracks.

Diane: [ Gasps ] Is that what I think it is?

Jack: Your dress for the gala, madam.

Diane: Oh, thank you so much. I can’t wait for you to see me in it.

Jack: Neither can I.

Diane: Ooh. Keep looking at me like that, and we’ll never make it out the door. But it is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Jack: You will not believe how many people have come back to town for this little shindig.

Diane: A night to remember. I mean, just think — a charming little spot on the map grew up to be genoa city. You never know.

Jack: Actually, I was thinking about a celebration a little closer to home. I know we’ve had our chance, the two of us, to celebrate our good fortune. We told summer and kyle. We told my sister traci. I was wondering how you might feel about telling a few more people.

Diane: How many more?

Jack: I was thinking everyone.

Diane: Jack —

Jack: It is the perfect time and place. Everyone we know and love will all be there.

Diane: Genoa city’s bicentennial?

Jack: What is more glamorous than a gala?

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Some people have minor joint pain plus stomach problems.

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Diane: Are you sure you want to go so public with our news?

Jack: Why not go big? All our friends and family will be there, elegantly dressed, in a partying mood, celebrating the past, moving on to the future. Let’s be the future. Come on. We’ll be the toast of the town.

Diane: And then we’ll have to face our critics.

Jack: Yeah, well, we’ll do that together.

Diane: Okay. Let’s do it.

Jack: Something’s still bothering you.

Diane: Phyllis came by here earlier.

Jack: Really? What did she want?

Diane: Well, she said she was meeting summer, and then she got a text from summer saying they were meeting somewhere else.

Jack: Well, I think it’s normal for summer to have second thoughts about inviting her here.

Diane: No, it was just so soon after seeing phyllis and jeremy together, you know? And her behavior was really off. Well, more off than usual. Jack, I don’t know what it is, but I am pretty sure the two of them are up to something.

Phyllis: I mean, I know exactly what this woman’s gonna do. She’s gonna make this whole gala about her and her engagement. She’s gonna celebrate. “Hey, I’m back from the dead, and I’m also the newest member of the abbott family,” with this big, disgusting ring on her finger.

Jeremy: She is insufferable. I mean, the fact that she’s being so unjustly rewarded despite all the crimes she’s committed and all the lies she’s told.

Phyllis: I don’t understand this. I don’t understand why I’m the only one who sees her for who she is. I don’t get it.

Jeremy: You’re not alone anymore, phyllis. You got me. And if she’s planning this big announcement tonight, I think it’s only right that we make our move, as well, to balance the scales of justice.

Phyllis: Okay. I mean, everything has to go as planned. It has to because if this blows up in my face…

Jeremy: That’s the beautiful thing about a masquerade ball. I can work my magic, and no one will even know I was there.

Amanda: Please direct your attention to exhibit 107, a legally binding document signed by mr. Devon hamilton.

Ms. Shannon: Thank you.

Amanda: You will see his clear and easily recognizable signature where he agreed to the merger. Now, while it is regrettable that mr. Hamilton has had a change of heart about the agreement he signed —

Jill: Oh, good. This is the right room. It is a maze out there. I had to leave breadcrumbs to find my way back home. Please tell me I’m not too late.

Amanda: Um, ms. Shannon, this is ms. Abbott.

Jill: I’m sorry I couldn’t make it earlier. It couldn’t be helped.

Ms. Shannon: Fine. Have a seat, ms. Abbott.

Jill: Oh, no, no, no, no. I will not need a chair because this won’t take any time at all.

Lily: Jill, what are you talking about?

Jill: I’m about to solve this whole mess right now.

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Chelsea: What if we used a game format to help people navigate all sorts of interpersonal conflict? You know, um, small challenges get bigger, more complex as the player gains more skills.

Daniel: Yeah. No, no, no. I love it. Conquering fears like public speaking or job interviews, first dates.

Chelsea: Dealing with a difficult boss, um, or a challenging mother.

Daniel: Oh, yeah. No, no, no. I’m not gonna be able to help you with either of those scenarios.

Chelsea: Yeah, me neither. I guess we’re going to have to do some research, try to figure out what it’s like to be raised by a difficult, nontraditional, maternal type.

Daniel: That’s gonna be tough.

Chelsea: I really think if we put our heads together, we can come up with a magical world where we help people navigate certain pitfalls and help them come out the other side.

Daniel: Thanks to omega sphere.

Chelsea: Yeah. So, let’s start changing the world, one player at a time.

Daniel: I’m in.

Jack: I am not gonna let phyllis or stark or anyone else rob us of this happiness. We are safe. Our security team is in place as long as we want them. We have nothing to fear.

Diane: I know, but —

Jack: We deserve this. I want to shout this from the rooftops, don’t you?

Diane: You’re right. I can’t wait to tell the world that I am finally becoming mrs. Jack abbott.

Jack: Good. You’re not gonna worry about the naysayers?

Diane: No. But it’s kyle. And we agreed to hold off on making our announcement until after we were sure he was on board with our marriage.

Jack: We did, but I’m sure he’s on board by now.

Diane: Yeah, but we don’t know for certain. Have you talked to him? I haven’T.

Jack: Well, not about that specifically. I’m sure he’s just worried it’s too good to be true. His parents are finally getting married. How could he not approve? Once he sees how happy we are, he’ll know it’s the right thing.

Diane: Aww.

[ Doorbell rings ] Does anybody know we’re here?

Jack: I’ll handle it. Mamie.

Mamie: Hello, jack.

Jack: Welcome home.

Mamie: [ Laughing ] Ohh! What a lovely thing to hear.

Jack: Come in! Come in! Come in!

Mamie: Nothing’s changed. When was the last time you redecorated?

Jack: Ah, admittedly, it’s been a little while.

Mamie: Oh, hello — diane jenkins? I thought that you —

Diane: Uh, it’s — it’s a long story. Lovely to see you, mamie.

Jack: So, I assume you’re here for the gala?

Mamie: I am. I wouldn’t miss it. I booked my hotel reservations months ago —

Jack: Oh, no, no, no hotel. I won’t hear of it. You’ll stay here. Ashley and traci are in town right now. They would love to see you.

Mamie: [ Chuckles ] I can’t wait to see them.

Diane: You know, you two have a lot to catch up on. I, um — I have an errand to run. I’ll see you later.

[ Door closes ]

Ms. Shannon: You’re here to resolve the situation?

Jill: That’s right.

Ms. Shannon: Well, actually, that’s my job.

Jill: Well, I beg your pardon, but I am the woman who set this whole thing in motion. So, perhaps I should be the one to end it.

Lily: Jill, what’s going on?

Amanda: There seems to be a new development in our case.

Jill: Perhaps this would be the perfect time for a break.

Ms. Shannon: After the one we

just took?

Jill: Oh. Well, I know it’s extraordinary, but how about a mini break? Okay? And then I can explain things to everyone.

Christine: We’re just returning from a recess.

Ms. Shannon: If there was a chance to avoid litigation so you could seek a mutually beneficial outcome, you should have done it before you started arbitration.

Jill: You know what? You are absolutely right. Devon, lily, this is urgent. And this could change the future for all of us. – It’s the birthday girl! – Let’s invite jacques

Devon: I mean, I’m willing to listen, so what do you have to say, jill?

Jill: Why don’t we discuss this elsewhere, somewhere more casual, a little more friendly?

Lily: [ Sighs ] Okay. Where do you want to go?

Devon: Hang on a second. Just — can you tell us what this is about, please?

Christine: If I could just have a few words with my client?

Amanda: Yeah. Lily, let’s discuss what our next steps should be.

Jill: I want to thank you so much, both of you, for your long hours and your expertise. And as much as I love you, at this juncture, your work is no longer required.

Christine: This is where i have to object.

Jill: Christine, this is all off the record. Nobody’s gonna strong-arm anybody. I’m not gonna brainwash devon into handing over the keys to the kingdom.

Amanda: Jill, are you sure about this?

Jill: I would bet my company on it. You two, what do you say we give this one more try without the attorneys? Oh, come on. If it doesn’t work out, we can get the arbitrator back, and this complete stranger can decide your futures for you. It’s up to you.

Devon: I — yeah. Okay. Sure. Sure.

Christine: Devon.

Devon: I want to hear what she has to say, so… I’ll fill you in at the gala tonight.

Jill: Thanks, christine. I’ll see you at the party later.

Christine: Alright. Good luck.

Devon: Thank you.

Jill: Okay. Shall we? I’m buying.

Devon: Yeah. Just text me where, and I’ll meet you.

Jill: Yep. Talk to you later.

Jack: I am so happy to see you. How long has it been?

Mamie: Oh, it’s been many, many years since I’ve been in genoa city.

Jack: I got your note when dina died. Thank you. That meant a lot to me.

Mamie: She was a decent woman, jack. Just not a mother. I hope you found it in your heart to forgive her.

Jack: You talked to me a lot about forgiveness back in the day. Yeah. Yeah, we found peace before dina died. I took it pretty hard. Seems like I’ve just come out of it lately. Last few months.

Mamie: Hmm. You’re in love, jackie.

Jack: Wow. You can still read me like a book.

Mamie: Diane?

Jack: Yes, diane. Oh, I want you to meet the woman she has become. She… it’s caused a few problems in the house.

Mamie: [ Laughs ] Ashley?

Jack: Of course you’d remember that.

Mamie: I just know a thing or two about loving somebody not everyone cares for. But that does not matter. You are in love and you’re happy. And I can see that. Now, that’s all that matters.

Diane: I hope I didn’t keep you waiting long.

Kyle: Oh, not a problem. You’ve been busy, a lot on your hands.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Literally.

Kyle: You must be looking forward to tonight.

Diane: I am.

Kyle: It’ll be nice to go out knowing stark is still overseas.

Diane: Yes, that’s something I need to talk to you about.

Kyle: He’s back?

Diane: He never even left.

Kyle: You’ve got to be kidding me. Phyllis said that he —

Diane: Well, phyllis says a lot of things.

Kyle: No. I checked. He chartered a jet.

Diane: It was just a carefully planned scheme to get jack and I back home.

Kyle: Phyllis?

Diane: Yeah.

Kyle: Really? She knows how dangerous that man is.

Diane: Well, and guess who i saw today with the never-even-left stark. None other than your mother-in-law.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Okay.

Diane: What are you doing?

Kyle: Letting summer know we have more irrefutable proof that her mother has teamed up with a monster.

Phyllis: You’re confident? So, let me get this straight. You think you’re just gonna walk into the party and then walk out and no one’s gonna be the wiser?

Jeremy: There’s nothing to worry about. It’s what I do.

Phyllis: I have a lot on the line here.

Jeremy: Okay. I’ll be keeping a careful eye on you behind the mask.

Phyllis: Okay. If any element of this plan goes awry —

Jeremy: I am aware that things need to happen with clockwork precision. And it will.

Phyllis: This is life or death for me.

Jeremy: Okay, we are both taking huge risks here, okay? And I’m not going back to prison.

[ Cellphone pings ] Who’s that?

Phyllis: [ Voice breaking ] It’s my daughter.

Jeremy: Hey. What’s going on? Are you having a change of heart? I’m not a doctor.

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Devon: Amanda. I bet you had a lot of fun today going after me and tearing me down in front of everyone, didn’t you?

Amanda: If you think that, you can add me to the long list of things that you will never understand.

Devon: Well, did i misunderstand when you said that watching me fail was one of the perks of your job?

Amanda: [ Scoffs ] You know, every time I had to point out your flaws, highlight your shortcomings, put your lack of loyalty on display, it was a painful reminder of the pain that you caused me because I failed at choosing a good man, one that would respect me and love me and not humiliate me in such a hurtful way. I mean, abby. Abby, of all people. You know, I have to admit, i never saw that coming. And cheating? I remembered how broken you were when elena cheated on you with nate. I helped you pick up the pieces, remember? I thought you didn’t give your heart so easily to anyone. But here we are. So, no, devon, I take no pleasure in any of this. I hate remembering how deeply you hurt me. You know, I really — I thought you were a good man. So, I’m thankful now because I know the truth.

Diane: Jack said the security detail is still in place. You’ve got coverage at home, at work —

Kyle: No, no matter where stark is, he is a danger to us all. We have to figure out a way to get rid of him.

Diane: You sound like your father.

Kyle: We both want what’s best for you. Thanks for letting me know.

Diane: Yeah, and there’s something else I’d like to talk to you about.

Kyle: The engagement.

Diane: I was wondering if you’d given any more thought to the fact that your parents are finally getting married.

Kyle: Maybe we should discuss this together, the three of us, so there’s no misunderstandings.

Mamie: So, you’re living in this big place all by yourself?

Jack: Uh, not exactly. Ashley is living here with her husband, cole, and, uh…diane.

Mamie: Diane?

That diane?

Jack: One and the same.

Mamie: You married her.

Jack: Uh, we’re thinking about it.

Mamie: Well, congratulations. I guess.

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Mamie: Well, ashley’s probably happy as a clam that you’re about to marry diane, isn’t she?

Jack: Oh, yeah, she — she’s just thrilled. I was hoping I could get them to sign a peace treaty, but that doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen.

Mamie: Sounds like fun.

Jack: Oh, yeah, it’s a regular barrel of monkeys, mame.

Billy: Hey, jack! You get my voicemail? Let’s talk!

Mamie: [ Gasps ]

Billy: Mamie? Oh, my goodness, mamie.

Mamie: Billy abbott, look at you, all grown up! You have your father’s eyes.

Billy: Oh, my goodness. Come here. It is so great to see you. Everyone is gonna be thrilled that you are here.

Mamie: Like your mother?

Billy: She’ll be pretty far down that list.

Mamie: Mm. How is she?

Billy: She is about the same as she’s always been.

Mamie: Mnh, that’s too bad.

Billy: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Mamie, your room is ready. If you need anything else, you let me know. The place is yours.

Mamie: Thanks, jackie. I can manage.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Mamie: Wow. It feels like home.

Billy: Did you know this was happening?

Jack: I had no idea. She just showed up. She’s here for the gala.

Billy: Well, finally a reason to go to the gala.

Jack: Is the purpose of your visit — does it have anything to do with my job offer?

Billy: Yes, it does, jack. Put me in. I’m ready.

Jack: Wait. At jabot? Are you serious? I know you left chancellor-winters to get away from the business world.

Billy: Yeah, I know, but I’ve been — been thinking a lot about this, and, uh, it feels like the right time. You know, with everything that I’ve seen and everything that I’ve learned, I actually think I’ll do the old man proud this time around. You know, mamie says I have his eyes, so I feel like that’s a good start.

Jack: There has been a change in you. I think it has something to do with hanging around chelsea.

Billy: Why do you say that?

Jack: I don’t know. You’re more mature, more centered, more thoughtful.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe I finally figured out what I want to do when i grow up.

Jack: Oh, no, no, no, no, don’t pass over this with a joke. I mean it. You feel like you’ve changed?

Billy: I don’t know. You know, I’ve shared a little bit with you about everything that chelsea has been going through with her anxiety and her depression, you know? She’s been through hell, and I’ve been beside her the whole way. And, uh, you see something like that up close, the real life and death of it, you quickly realize that if it doesn’t destroy you, it makes you stronger. And I hope that chelsea and i both come out on the right side of that.

Jack: I could not be happier for you — or for me!

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Everything that you’ve been through — and you’ve been through a lot…

Billy: Yeah.

Jack: …Brought you back to jabot. Welcome home, billy.

Billy: You have no idea how much that means to me.

[ Hand pats ]

Jeremy: That text must have disturbed you because you haven’t answered my question. Are you in or out?

Phyllis: [ Sniffles, sighs ] If we go through with this… my entire life will change. Every day will be about keeping this secret, the biggest secret I’ve ever kept in my life.

Jeremy: Now you’re incapable of telling a few lies?

Phyllis: Not like this. This is next-level.

Jeremy: Now, if you can’t go through with this, tell me now because this is your final chance to call it off.

Phyllis: Uh, I have to go. Relapsing ms isn’t the only thing I have going on.

Lily: Jill, we have been through hell the past few months, and you can just make everything go away?

Jill: Oh, not everything. Some things I’ll leave up to you. But I can’t tell you how happy i was to learn that the arbitrator had not made her decision yet.

Lily: Yeah, well, things were actually going really well for our side.

Jill: Yeah, I got that impression. And you’re welcome to go back there, but not until you’ve heard me out.

Lily: [ Scoffs ] Okay.

Devon: Did I miss anything?

Jill: No, you’re right on time.

Devon: Alright. Well, what is this about, jill?

Jill: I’ve reached a decision — mutually beneficial.

Diane: I’ll be the judge of that.

Lily: Okay, a decision? I mean, shouldn’t we talk about this before we bring it to the other side?

Jill: When you hear what i have to say, there won’t be any more sides.

Devon: Well, let’s hear what you have to say.

Jill: Okay. The ipo is dead. We’re not going forward with it. The company will remain a private entity.

Lily: Um… [ Laughs ] What? You just changed your mind, just like that?

Jill: Just like that. Yes. And since your sticking point was going public, I hope you’ll change your mind just like that. And then maybe the two of you can find a way to be a family again.

Billy: So, I got some thoughts, some ideas about new directions that we can take this thing.

Jack: Uh, write them down, okay? I definitely want to talk about them, just not tonight. There are too many things going on tonight.

Billy: Okay. What — what is going on? You look like you got something up your sleeve.

Jack: I haven’t a clue what you’re talking about.

Billy: Oh, yeah? You might want to turn down the wattage of that smile a little bit.

[ Door closes ] Okay. I’m gonna take off. I’ll let you all get ready. Thank you again.

Jack: Thank you.

Billy: I will see you all tonight.

Diane: Yeah. Bye, billy.

Kyle: See you later.

[ Door opens ]

Jack: So, that thing you had to take care of was seeing kyle?

Diane: Yes. I wanted to find out how he feels about our engagement.

Jack: And?

Kyle: I wanted to speak to both of you at the same time.

Jack: By all means, speak from the heart.

Phyllis: Hey, summer. I got your text, obviously.

Summer: You got here fast.

Phyllis: Yeah. Well, of course. The last conversation was tense. Everything is tense between us. I hate it that we can’t talk anymore.

Summer: It was pretty unforgettable, right? That last conversation?

Phyllis: Was it?

Summer: Yeah. You were warning me and kyle that jeremy stark was off to europe to track down jack and diane. But guess where he really was. He was right here in town. Pretty sure he never left. And I don’t want to hear any more excuses from you. I just have one question. Even with our relationship on the verge of total destruction, did you seriously lie straight to my face? I got this mountain bike for only $11. Dealdash.Com the fair and honest bidding site. This kitchenaid mixer sold for less than $26. This I-pad sold for less than $43. And this playstation 5 sold for less than a dollar. I won these bluetooth headphones for $20. I got these three suitcases for less than $40. And shipping is always free. Go to dealdash.Com right now and see how much you can save. I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,

Daniel: Chelsea, it is an honor to be working with you. I mean it. You know, we’ve both been on some rocky roads. Life has thrown us some curve balls. But, you know, it’s those adventures that take us off the path. Those are the ones that help us learn and grow and get stronger and maybe help a few people along the way.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, thank you, daniel.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] You want to thank me, you can thank me by designing a world that no one’s ever imagined before.

Daniel: See you later.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: Hey.

Chelsea: Hi!

Billy: Wow, that smile can’t be all for me.

Chelsea: It’s all me!

Billy: Let me guess. Daniel’s omega sphere?

Chelsea: I am a world maker.

Billy: One day it dresses, the next day it’s the universe. That is a hell of a trajectory.

Chelsea: I know! What can I say? Well, what about you? You look like you just won the lottery.

Billy: I think I may have. I’m going back to jabot.

Chelsea: Aww, where you belong.

Billy: Yeah. You know what they say about going home, even if it is the prison I spent half my life trying to escape. How did we go from barely employable to movers and shakers again?

Chelsea: We finally found where we’re meant to be.

Billy: Mm. Think we can handle it?

Chelsea: I do. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this my whole life. I truly think that things are gonna be great for both of us.

Jill: Okay, um, I know that this is a lot to take in all at once.

Devon: Yeah, it really is. But I would like to ask you how you expect us all to work together again after everything that she said.

Lily: Sorry. Everything that I said?

Devon: Yes.

Lily: Devon, I wasn’t in a vacuum. You had some choice words to say to me, too.

Devon: Okay. How about after everything you’ve done?

Lily: What have I done? What, I had the audacity to hold you to a contract? You’re right. I’m very childish.

Devon: No, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about stabbing me in the back.

Lily: Oh, my god.

Devon: And hiring my ex. You hired amanda.

Lily: Right.

Devon: And how about the way you have a problem with how i grieve or honor our father?

Lily: Oh, here we go. Because everything I do revolves around your feelings. You are so selfish.

Jill: Stop it. Stop it, both of you! We cannot continue to let everything fall apart this way. It is breaking my heart. This is our work. We are family. It’s our world. God, I wish I had a time machine so I go back to before I made this ipo an issue.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Yeah, so do I.

Devon: We can’t, though, jill.

Jill: Well, then what is gonna happen if we can’t forgive each other and learn to work together?

Devon: I don’t see a way that I could ever do that.

Phyllis: I hope you never know what it’s like for your child to turn their back on you.

Summer: You joined forces with a dangerous felon.

Phyllis: Really? Where’d you hear that? Oh. Diane, right?

Summer: [ Scoffs ] But you are working with stark. Right, mom? Aren’t you? I don’t even know who you are anymore.

Phyllis: I am your mother. That’s who I am. Your mother. I would do anything in this world to keep you protected and safe.

Summer: So you use me to deliver your lies so that you and stark can get revenge on kyle’s mom.

Phyllis: To protect you.

Summer: By putting me in harm’s way?

Phyllis: Everything that I do for you, every single thing that I do for you, summer, is because I love you and I want to keep you safe and protected.

Summer: This isn’t love. This is traumatizing. You are hurting me and everyone that I love. So, I need you to stop or I need you gone before someone gets really hurt.

[ Sighs ]

Jack: Whatever you have to say, whatever your feelings are about our relationship, your mother and I want to hear it.

Kyle: I’ve been thinking a lot about this, about your history, together and apart, and what your decision means for everyone in your lives and how this will affect our future.

Diane: I know. It’s — it’s — it’s a lot.

Kyle: Mm. The road to true love — it never did run smooth. You’ve had your fair share of obstacles and interferences and acts of god and poor decisions, but here you are now, ready to begin again. You love each other.

Jack: Yes, very much.

Kyle: You’ve proven that, time after time, and you’ve accepted and forgiven each other. And the circumstances of your love story are beyond extraordinary. So, who am I to stand in your way? And what more can I say but i hope you make each other very happy. You deserve it.

Diane: [ Sighs ] So, you’re okay with us getting married?

Kyle: When I think about when I was a kid, this is all I ever wanted, so of course you have my blessing.

Diane: Aww.

Jack: Fantastic. Ahh!

Diane: Aww.

Kyle: Come here, mom.

Diane: Thank you.

[ Knocking on door ]

Phyllis: Oh, god. I’m in. Let’s do it. Oh, we’re gonna make this the party they never forget.

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Victor: Jill, there you are. How nice to see you.

Jill: Nice to see you, too.

Victor: Have a seat.

Jill: Thank you. Thank you. So you sounded like it was urgent on the phone, so I made the ranch my first stop, but I am late for the arbitration.

Victor: Oh, is that today?

Jill: Yes, victor, that is today and I’ve got to get going and I’m sure you’d like to cut to the chase anyway, yes?

Victor: Well, then, I have to say, my timing is perfect.

Victoria: Oh, I’m glad you’re here. It’s like you read my mind.

Nate: Oh, yeah?

Victoria: I was hoping to go over some budgetary issues regarding newman media’s next quarter.

Nate: Okay, well, I’m happy to do that, but I was hoping we could discuss something else first.

Victoria: Sounds like something’s bothering you. Is there anything that I can do to help?

Nate: Yeah, look, um…

Victoria: It’s fine. You can talk to me about it.

Devon: Amanda.

Amanda: Devon.

Devon: I was surprised to hear that you agreed to come back and represent chancellor-winters ’cause i figured you’d never want to see me again.

Amanda: Well, when lily reached out to me, it made perfect sense to take this case, since I was instrumental in solidifying the merger in the first place. No one knows the ins and outs better than I do.

Devon: Except for maybe me and lily.

Lily: I don’t think now is a time or place for this.

Amanda: No, no, it’s okay. See, devon, you were more about the big picture. I was the one in the trenches dotting the “I’s” and crossing the “t’S.” But I simply see this as a natural extension of what I was already doing for jill and lily.

Devon: Well, sure, but you know that sometimes a case is about more than just “I’s” and “t’s,” and it’s about right and wrong.

Amanda: I couldn’t agree more.

Devon: And about knowing the history and how much time I’ve put into a company like hamilton-winters.

Amanda: Oh, I know. Do you not remember all of the long conversations we had about neil? The fact that you are here touting your history and loyalty is a joke

Devon: Joke? So is this, like, revenge, then, for you?

Amanda: Don’t flatter yourself. I am here to win an arbitration. Having a front-row seat to watching you lose? That’s just a perk. Not flossing well?

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Christine: Good morning.

Devon: Hey.

Christine: Everyone’s exchanging pleasantries. That’s nice to see. Devon, why don’t we go inside?

Devon: Sure.

Christine: If you want any shot of walking away with your company, you can’t let them get under your skin.

Devon: I — abby gave me the same advice. I know how to handle myself.

Christine: Okay, it’s just, you seem a little rattled. Clearly, that’s part of their strategy.

Devon: Maybe I’m letting them think that they’ve gotten to me.

Christine: Then you’re doing a good job.

Arbitrator: Are both sides ready to proceed?

Christine: We are, ms. Shannon.

Devon: I don’t think we are yet, as we’re missing someone important. Is jill not meant to be here?

Christine: Why don’t you let me speak on our behalf?

Amanda: Ms. Winters is here on behalf of chancellor-winters. These legal proceedings are of the utmost importance to both ms. Winters and ms. Abbott, but they still have a company to run. The massive reach of their conglomerate necessitates that someone be available at nearly all times, but I assure you ms. Abbott will be joining us as soon as she’s able to step away from her professional obligations.

Arbitrator: Very well. Then let’s begin.

[ Knock on door ]

Elena: Audra, hey. Nate around?

Audra: I think he’s in a meeting.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Let me guess, with victoria.

Audra: I believe so. Is everything okay?

Elena: Honestly, I don’t even know.

Audra: Hey, maybe we could have a chat — away from this place. You up for a cup of coffee?

Nate: I think we need to address what happened the other night.

Victoria: I thought that we were pretty clear with one another.

Nate: Saying everything is fine is one thing, but is it really? Victoria, I don’t want what happened to change our work dynamic, and I hope it doesn’t alter the trust and comfort we have with one another.

Victoria: Nate, don’t give it any more thought. Really, it bears little to no weight on my end.

Nate: I hope that’s the case.

Victoria: Look, if it would make you feel better, I will willingly admit that i overstepped, and I’ll apologize. I apologize if I made you feel uncomfortable.

Nate: No apologies necessary

[Chuckles] Because you wouldn’t mean in anyway.

Victoria: Excuse me?

Nate: You don’t feel like you overstepped, now, do you?

Victoria: No, I don’T.

[ Chuckles ]

Jill: Would you please stop being so cryptic? You have my attention.

Victor: Ooh, I’m being cryptic now.

Jill: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: Well, to be honest with you, I was surprised to learn that you’re willing to go to war with devon over hamilton-winters.

Jill: Why would that surprise you.

Victor: And put lily against her brother?

Jill: Look, if there had been a more amicable option, I would have taken it. You of all people know there isn’t always one. And when you’re dealing with family, things can turn very ugly.

Victor: Only too true.

Jill: I take no pleasure in this battle with them. I can already see the emotional toll it’s taking on lily and devon. But he accepted this merger with the full knowledge that I would retain the majority interest in chancellor-winters.

Victor: Right.

Jill: And as open as I am to listening to other people’s opinion, in the end, the decision’s mine, and I like the company the way it is.

Victor: You bet. Hi. I keep my home fresh with febreze fade defy plug.

Victor: Now, you must remember that I do understand that you have a certain vision for your company, as you should. You’re the decision-maker.

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Victor: Let me ask you, how do you think katherine would feel? She realized you drew a very hard line with devon. I mean, devon is her grandson.

Jill: You’re playing the katherine card, aren’t you? Look, katherine had a lot of opinions, a lot of opinions about a lot of things, and most of them I did not agree with. But make no mistake, there are times when I miss her like crazy.

Victor: Yep.

Jill: What I don’t miss is when she harped at me on how to run the company all the time. She and I can discuss that in the afterlife.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s fair enough.

Jill: Just so you know, lily and I did try to come to an agreement with devon, okay? We offered him a really, really generous settlement, we offered to let him retain the hamilton-winters name, but he shot all that down. He’s trying to make some sort of a point. I don’t think it can be made in the time he has left. The trouble is, he’s playing with a really weak hand. I mean, he’s got the emotion and the sentiment, but he has no legal standing.

Victor: Yeah, you’re correct about all of that, I think. However, I think your personal relationship with him is going to suffer some damage, and that would be a shame, you know? I mean, I asked you to come here knowing full well what the complications can be, but instead of a lawsuit and all those legal entanglements and hostilities, I’m willing to offer you an alternative.

Christine: Hamilton-winters was founded on one core principle — family. Created by neil winters and his son devon, it was the culmination of familial love and devotion. Neil and his wife, drew, adopted devon when he was a teenager and brought them into their loving home and helped mold him into the successful man he is today. The company they started and built, grew was and continues to be a shining symbol of neil’s legacy, a living monument of a man who wanted to become a father, a son who loved him, and the importance of family. Unfortunately, it’s that sentiment that ms. Abbott and ms. Winters preyed upon when they convinced mr. Hamilton to merge hamilton-winters with chancellor industries. They used devon’s deep regard for family bonds, the role that neil played in his and his sister’s lives, and they coerced him into merging. And their argument? To create a family-run company that would make neil proud. Well, shortly after they convinced him to merge, ms. Abbott and ms. Winters insisted on opening up the company to an ipo. Okay, so that’s taking a family-run company and letting in outside money and influence, taking the power out of their hands and putting it in to others. Immediately, devon objected to this and after multiple attempts to try and stop the ipo and amicably dissolve the merger, ms. Abbott and ms. Winters flexed their collective muscle and made it very clear they had no intention of bringing this dream that they sold to devon to fruition. You see, my client’s not asking for money or stock or some sort of windfall. All he is asking for is to walk away with the company that he and his father created.

Elena: [ Sighs ] I hope you don’t think I’m jealous or insecure, because, trust me, I’m not.

Audra: No, I don’t think you are.

Elena: It’s just, I’m struggling with the amount of time nate is spending at work.

Audra: Well, a business like newman media, the demands are intense.

Elena: Which I completely understand.

Audra: But I think you have some legitimate questions about what’s going on between nate and victoria.

Elena: You do?

Audra: It’s probably not my place to say anything, but I’m a little troubled by it.

Elena: I understand that nate and victoria have a tight working relationship. He’s always been good in groups. That’s part of what made him such a great surgeon, his ability to flow with all the people around him.

Audra: I don’t want to cross any lines, elena, you know, or across any issues in your relationship with nate, but I think, um…

Elena: Just say it.

Audra: Well, I think maybe nate and victoria’s relationship is a little deep, but this could also just be me talking from my own biased point of view, because sometimes I feel a little out of the loop, but at times, you know, it just doesn’t feel like a normal employer/employee dynamic.

Elena: In what way?

Audra: Well, they’re together constantly, and I’m sure that’s — that’s great for nate. I’m sure he’s learning a lot. But I’m not sure they’re always focused on the business at hand.

Elena: So what are you saying? There’s something more going on?

Audra: I’m sensing there’s a lot more.

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Victoria: We’re adults. Clearly, there is a chemistry between us. And would I have liked to have explored that chemistry and how explosive it might be? Yes. That’s why I invited you to my hotel suite.

[ Sighs ] But I understand that we’re in two different situations. I — I have a certain freedom that you don’t currently have. Look, I’m a single woman. I saw something interesting, and I acted on it.

Nate: Oh, yeah, you did.

[ Chuckles ]

Victoria: You made your choice. I respect that.

Nate: Okay. I’ll just assume you mean that.

Victoria: We are smart, sophisticated, successful, and I’m sure that we can control ourselves somehow. This attraction that we have for each other, I mean, it doesn’t have to be acted on, right? No matter how powerful it is.

Audra: It’s difficult to hear. I know.

Elena: It is, but I appreciate your honesty. So, what, you think they’re having an affair?

Audra: Well, I’m not sure if anything physical has happened, but if not, I sense it’s heading in that direction. I know you’re probably skeptical. I’m just telling you what I’ve seen.

Elena: No, I don’t doubt it. I just don’t know what to do with this information. It doesn’t make sense to me. Yes, nate and I struggled last year, but we also fought really hard to get through it, so I don’t see why he would jeopardize us.

Audra: Some men are just like that.

Elena: Yeah, you know, when we first got together, we were both in relationships.

Audra: That’s concerning.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, I guess it is, but we are adults, and we made a choice. Now I guess I have a choice to make. What, do I just wait to catch them in the act? Do I trust nate when he says nothing’s going on? Or, what, do I fight for him?

Audra: That’s a decision you’re going to have to make, but if you’re asking for my opinion, look, I’m not one to sit back and do nothing. I’m guessing you’re the same way.

Elena: Well, yeah, I’m willing to fight for my relationship, but what makes this difficult is nate loves his job. He’s so passionate about it. And victoria is a part of that. So she has him right where she wants him.

Audra: I may have an idea that could change up the status quo in a way that helps you.

Victor: Now, jill, I think i know why devon is so adamant about getting hamilton-winters back.

Jill: Yes, he misses his autonomy.

Victor: That’s one of the reasons. The other reason is that he’s worried about you wanting to take the company public.

Jill: Look, he can blame the ipo all he wants, but at best, that was the last straw for him.

Victor: Come on. You and I know what it means when you take a company public. That means you invite all kinds of strangers who are shareholders who interfere in your decision-making process. If that’s the reason devon wants hamilton-winters back, I understand him, okay? I have a feeling you didn’t think this through.

Jill: You said you had an alternative for me.

Victor: Right.

Jill: Is that it? That I don’t know what I’m doing?

Victor: Whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s no reason to get defensive, okay? I think you will like what I have to propose.

Amanda: There is no doubt that the work that mr. Hamilton put into building hamilton-winters along with his late father was admirable. The success of the company was a large part of why my clients proposed the merger in the first place. That being said, the reasons behind why mr. Hamilton decided to merge his company with chancellor industries are irrelevant. Whatever he claims was implied to him during private conversations are not germane to these proceedings. He entered into a contractual agreement period, and nowhere in that contract was there a promise that the newly merged company would remain private throughout its tenure. Effectively, he has come to arbitration to request that the courts assist him in a breach of contract. He wants to break the agreement that he entered into of his own volition. He wants to break his promise. He doesn’t want to hold up his end of the bargain. He wants to throw it all away. But in doing so, he may potentially cause irreparable damage to the existing company. (Terrie) if you’re a smoker.

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Audra: Whenever I start a new job, I always do my research, which means I’ve done a deep dive into victoria’s life. That woman has led a colorful life. No lack of romantic partners, to put it politely. Did you follow the drama with her last husband, um, ashland locke?

Elena: Yeah, he and nate used to be close.

Audra: Really? I’m not sure I want that guy as a friend.

Elena: Nate found out pretty quickly that he was manipulating him. Yeah, that — that man was a piece of work.

Audra: Seems like victoria’s married a few of those, including, uh, billy abbott — more than once. But, apparently, she had one former partner with a particularly interesting story. From what I’ve learned, he may have been the love of her life. You know, they break up, reunite, and so on. And then one day he disappeared. He was gone for a really long time, and when he came back, he’d changed. He was violent, dangerous.

Elena: Are you talking about J.T. Hellstrom?

Amanda: The foundation of the contract between chancellor industries and hamilton-winters was based on fairness for all parties involved. Because jill abbott was given the largest stake in the merged company. Other terms were put in that were more favorable to mr. Hamilton. This was the compromise that both parties agreed to. In fact, I personally reviewed the documents for mr. Hamilton during various stages of the merger. I found the terms to be quite fair to him. Initially, I was not formal counsel for either party, so I could view things with an impartial eye, and nowhere did I see terms that were purely one-sided without a caveat to level the balance. Nothing has changed throughout the process except for mr. Hamilton’s desires. Now that he wants to move in a new direction, he’s regretting the deal that he signed, calling foul and pointing his fingers at my clients.

[ Scoffs ] You’re not allowed to do that. You’re not allowed to change the rules in the middle of the game. It’s not the way business works or life. And no amount of emotionally charged accusation is going to change the reality. There’s only one person guilty of breaking the chancellor-winters agreement, and that person is you.

Christine: We knew it was going to be like this. Just keep it together.

Devon: [ Chuckles ] Okay. Would anybody mind if we took a recess?

Christine: Uh, perhaps an early lunch?

Arbitrator: Okay.

Devon: [ Sighs ]

Jill: Well, look, I don’t know what you’re offering me, but there is one thing I want you to know, that this ipo was not unvetted nor impulsive on my part, and I don’t appreciate the insinuation.

Victor: I didn’t mean to imply any wrongdoing on your part, okay? But I’ve known you long enough and know you well enough to know that you share one characteristic of all moguls. You want to keep control.

Jill: I care about the bottom line and the health of my company.

Victor: Yes. Now, for your information, I have often thought — well, not often, but sometimes thought of taking newman public. But the notion of shareholders coming in, strangers coming in, interfering with my decision-making process? To hell with it. Okay? Unless, of course — unless I needed the money, and public offering brings an influx of capital. And I suspect that this is what it’s all about, right?

Jill: Well, business is about making money.

Victor: There are more creative ways of raising funds, you know? Not an ipo. Keep all the shareholders, all the strangers away. That would allow you and devon to maintain control of the company.

Jill: I am aware of the other options, okay? Could you be more specific?

Victor: I’m talking about private investor who would stay out of any decision-making process that you and devon would be involved in, and they would guarantee that in writing.

Jill: And I assume you have someone in mind.

Audra: You’re exactly right. J.T. Hellstrom. Did you know him?

Elena: No, but I did hear a lot of stories about when he came to town. Everyone thought he was dead, but when he returned, something was off. Well, he ended up almost killing victoria, nikki, and sharon. And when all was said and done, they actually found out that J.T. Had a brain tumor. So that was the reason he was spiraling, and it actually wasn’t his fault.

Audra: That’s obviously awful for all involved, but maybe with your medical background, J.T. Might be an interesting case study.

Elena: Yeah, maybe in a purely medical sense, but I don’t see what that has to do with nate and victoria.

Well, I did my research into J.T., As well. It turns out he was released from prison. He’s just avoided genoa city since he’s been out. And I was thinking someone like J.T. Deserves to have his story told. And that’s when it occurred to me. Wouldn’t his life make an interesting story on your medical podcast? I’m sholeh and I lost 75 pounds with golo.

Amanda: Thanks. So, this case is going as well as expected. How are you feeling?

Lily: I don’t know. Feeling torn. I feel like the way that we’re going about this is causing devon a lot of pain.

Amanda: You want to win, right?

Lily: Yeah, of course I want to win, but I don’t want to hurt him in the process. And, I don’t know, I feel like you were attacking him professionally and personally.

Amanda: It’s my job to use all ammunition in my arsenal. If my mere presence is putting him off-balance, so be it. Lily, I understand that you are conflicted, but just remember, devon brought this on himself.

Elena: You think I should bring J.T. To town to interview him about his medical history?

Audra: For a few reasons. One, it would be the perfect way to kick-start the reboot of your medical podcast at newman media. I mean, what’s splashier than bringing back genoa city’s long-lost prodigal son? You know, give him the opportunity to clear the air, explain what he’s been through, and publicly make amends.

Elena: No, I don’t want to exploit anyone for ratings.

Audra: Right, but the reason why people would listen is because it would be healing for everyone. So we’d be doing a good thing.

Elena: Yeah, I guess, if it were done respectfully.

Audra: Yeah, and it would give you the opportunity to work directly with nate. Wasn’t that part of the reason why you and nate decided to bring the podcast back to newman, right?

Elena: Yeah, that was the driving force of reinstating my contract at newman.

Audra: And as a final bonus, and I’m not making any promises here, but if you look into J.T.’S story, who knows? Might have an impact on victoria. Maybe a love like theirs never really dies.

Victoria: Newman media’s growth looks good over the next quarter, but there’s going to be a low cash flow due to all of the recent acquisitions that we’ve made.

Nate: I’m confident the buys will be paying off soon.

Victoria: Oh, I agree, but we just need to find a way to increase the revenues to offset the money that we’ve spent.

Nate: Okay. I’ll go over the budget line-by-line.

Victoria: That’s why I called this meeting.

[ Sighs ]

Nate: Right.

[ Clears throat ]

Victoria: Is there some kind of problem?

Nate: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry. I am having trouble focusing this morning. Lily and devon’s arbitration hearing started today.

Victoria: I heard.

Nate: I know how you want it to play out because of the way it may affect your play for mccall, but, for me, either way it goes, I am very worried about my cousins. I still wish there was something more I could do for them.

Devon: Thank you. [ Sighs ] Again, christine, I’m sorry. I know I shouldn’t have done that.

Christine: Called a recess? That’s your lawyer’s job.

Devon: I apologize. I do. I just — it came out before I knew what I was saying.

Christine: Well, we had prepared for that sort of approach from them.

Devon: Believe me, I know we did. It’s just it’s really different to see amanda in person and see that she’s clearly enjoying this opportunity to go after me. And lily’s letting her take shots below the belt. So it’s a whole lot.

Christine: I understand. You’re frustrated. But you have to maintain your composure. Their strategy is working because you’re letting it.

Devon: I’m aware. It’s — it’s a lot harder than I thought, sitting back and not saying anything when the attacks are personal. And I know that amanda doesn’t care about what she’s saying or the contracts. She just literally wants to watch everything that I’ve built burn to the ground. Okay everyone, our mission is complete balanced nutrition.

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Christine: I empathize with you, and I know you need to vent your feelings, but do that here with me at society, not at arbitration. You can’t explode in there. That would be giving lily and amanda exactly what they want. Plus, it could hurt our case because the arbitrator could look at this entire lawsuit as an irrational, selfish move that they’re claiming it is.

Devon: Well, yeah, I didn’t even think about the arbitrator. Did you get a read on her? Like, is it — is it bad?

Elena: I admit, the idea of shifting victoria’s attention away from nate is tempting. And, of course, I would love to work with nate again, producing the podcast.

Audra: It would be a win/win for everyone. Or, almost everyone.

Elena: I also love the idea of bringing awareness to the effects that a brain tumor can have on one’s conscious or unconscious thought processes. I think it’s valuable to have someone who’s been negatively affected talk about their experience. That way, we’d be educating people and rebuilding relationships.

Audra: That’s exactly what I’m saying.

Elena: But there is a downside. What you’re saying in totality is just wrong. Toying with people’s emotions and making them relive traumas just so victoria can stop trying to steal my boyfriend? That’s not really a game I want to play.

Audra: I-I never meant to imply anything like that. But you’re absolutely right. All of that should stay in the past — the painful parts as well as the romance.

Elena: Yeah. Well, thank you for your insight, and I appreciate the conversation. And even though a J.T. Podcast is off the table, you have given me a lot to think about.

Audra: Absolutely. Whatever I can do to help.

Victoria: Despite our disagreement about the chancellor-winters arbitration outcome, I get why you want to make things right in your family. I mean, I wanted the same thing for mine. And having my parents working here with me at newman and convincing nick to come back to the company, I consider that one of my greatest successes of late. There’s something very powerful about having your family together, united and working towards the same goal.

Nate: Yeah, there is. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for us, and I take my heavy share of the blame for that.

Victoria: Well, I’m impressed that you’re taking responsibility and that you’re making amends for what you did. I am. And I… I really, truly hope that you can heal this rift in your family, nate.

Nate: I hope so, too.

Victoria: You know, I’ve been with some very unscrupulous people romantically, so your moral compass is a really nice change of pace.

Nate: Even though we’re not together?

Victoria: Right. You know, core values are also very admirable in business. You shouldn’t feel guilty about how things unravel between devon and lily. You really shouldn’T. That didn’t happen in a vacuum. You were provoked. You should try to cut yourself some slack.

Nate: I appreciate you saying that, but I think you’re the only one who feels that way.

Lily: I’m just not sure if this is the right way to go about it.

Amanda: But it is the best way to win. Devon is trying to destroy everything that you accomplished, everything that you worked so hard to achieve. I mean, how many nights did you spend alone at the office, especially after both coos left? Was devon working with the same level of commitment towards building and fortifying chancellor-winters? Absolutely not.

Lily: Hm. It’s funny. Daniel said the exact same thing to me earlier. He said that I have every right to try to preserve the company as is.

Amanda: Lily, everyone who cares about you knows that you deserve this, and devon is trying to rip it away for purely selfish reasons.

Lily: The way he ripped apart everything you and he had?

Amanda: Yes. And, yes, I am using our relationship to my advantage, to our advantage. If he’s flustered by that, so be it. Maybe he should’ve thought about the consequences of his actions before he cheated on me.

Lily: Amanda, this should not be about you getting back at him.

Amanda: No, it should not. It should be about you keeping your company intact. And I told you that I would do everything to make sure that that happened. You agreed to my methods. It’s really too late to back down now.

Lily: [ Exhales sharply ] I don’t know.

Amanda: You may have some ambivalence, but you have to let me work my way. This is where I excel, where I thrive. I understand that you may be torn, but jill is not. She wants chancellor-winters to stay intact, and I intend to deliver.

Victor: Now, you’re right in assuming that devon is playing with a weak hand in this suit, you know, and I think you’ll win.

Jill: And you want him to win?

Victor: Well, yeah, because if devon keeps on this path, then he will destroy the company that he and his father, neil, built, and I can’t allow that to happen, if only for neil’s sake.

Jill: So it’s about neil?

Victor: And devon. Now that devon is more intimately involved in abby’s life and my grandson’s life, I want to make sure that neil’s legacy passes through his son onto my grandson.

Jill: And you would be willing…?

Victor: Willing to offer you the money that you think chancellor deserves.

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Traci: Well, welcome home! How was your romantic getaway with diane? You know, you didn’t stay away as long as I expected.

Jack: No, we cut the trip a little shorter than we planned.

Traci: Well, judging from the smile on your face, it looks like it was the drama-free escape you were hoping for.

Jack: It was very relaxing. And I have some exciting news.

Traci: Oh, well, I love exciting news. It’s so much better than that normal news.

Jack: We decided to keep this just with the immediate family, okay?

Traci: By coincidence, i am immediate family. Now, come on. Stop stalling. What you got for me?

Jack: I proposed to diane. And, lucky me, she accepted.

Traci: Oh, my god. Jack, that is exciting news. Oh, I’m so, so happy for you.

Jack: Thank you, traci. Thank you.

Traci: Ohh. This happened awfully quickly.

Jack: Yeah, I know. It was the timing, the romantic setting. Everything just fell together. It was perfect.

Traci: Oh, I just knew it.

[ Laughs ] I knew that you were going to be able to find this kind of love again. I know you didn’t see it, and i know you were content to immerse yourself in the arms of your family, but it just makes me so happy that you’re so happy. You have the biggest, most loving heart of anyone I’ve ever known. And if anyone deserves this, it’s you.

Jack: I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. And I’m not sure everyone else is gonna be quite so enthusiastic.

Jeremy: Phyllis.

Phyllis: Oh, god. What are you — what are you — what are you doing, yelling my name? I just made this whole show that I washed my hands of you and your plans for diane. I — I — I just made a big deal out of it. W-we can’t be seen here together. That’s why we’re meeting in your room.

Jeremy: I just finished my morning workout, and my endorphins are in overdrive. Now I’m ready to sit down and discuss next steps.

Phyllis: Okay, well, let’s do that, but let’s leave before we get busted. Let’s go and get out of this…

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] I should have known. Every word out of your mouth was a big, fat lie.

Lily: Thank you.

Daniel: Good morning.

Lily: Hello. Morning.

Daniel: Is everything okay? Are you ready for your arbitration hearing?

Lily: Um, yeah, everything’s fine. I just — I didn’t sleep very well last night.

Daniel: Figured as much, seeing that very large cup of coffee. Did you ask them if they’d sell it to you by the gallon?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: Hey, uh, I was hoping maybe we could chat for a couple minutes before you head off to face this battle with devon.

Lily: Yeah. No, I have a lot I have to get done right now.

Daniel: Whoa, whoa, whoa, come on. Just sit with me for a minute. Maybe I can help you work through some of this anxiety.

Lily: Okay, daniel, I know that you think that maybe you can help solve things with devon and me, but we’re way past that point.

Daniel: Whoa, whoa. Hold on. You’re wrong. I know that that’s not an option anymore. I just want to make sure that you’re not second-guessing yourself.

Abby: How are you feeling? You got up a couple times last night.

Devon: Yeah, that was just to get water. I’m okay, though.

Abby: You don’t sound worried at all.

Devon: No. I mean, there’s — there’s no point to worry about something i can’t control. I know I have one of the best attorneys in christine. And she’s gonna put together a great case for me to keep control of hamilton-winters.

Abby: Yeah. I mean, I don’t doubt that at all. I just… you know, the one thing we haven’t talked about is the opposing counsel. This is gonna be the first time you’ve seen amanda since the two of you broke up.

Devon: Right. I still can’t believe that lily even did that in the first place, to bring my ex back, to twist the knife even more.

Abby: I know how difficult this is gonna be for you. And I want to go. I want to be there by your side. I want to support you.

Devon: I know. I know, and I appreciate you wanting to do that, but I really don’t think it’s a good idea if you come.

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Daniel: Lily, you are a decisive leader, who is capable of making tough decisions. And I also know how important family is to you.

Lily: Yeah, it’s the whole reason behind this merger in the first place.

Daniel: Right. I mean, you pinned all your hopes on building a company and family that was working together. I know that you poured your heart and soul into making that a reality.

Lily: Well, I thought it would be a success.

Daniel: Right. Because business plus family equals success.

Lily: Yes, I know. It’s a faulty formula.

Daniel: Well, maybe this time there were just too many variables. I’m not really a math guy, so… look, all I can tell you is every time I would have a show, you know, an exhibit that was disappointing or even a single painting that just didn’t feel right, I would always wind up doing a postmortem afterwards. I’d analyze every aspect of it and try and figure out what went wrong.

Lily: Right, so that you could see how to do it better next time.

Daniel: Exactly.

Lily: Yeah, that’s exactly what I was doing last night. I just kept going over and over in my mind of how we ended up here. I just — I wish that devon and I could figure out an amicable solution.

Daniel: But you tried.

Lily: Yeah, I tried everything. I offered to give him the company name, told him I missed him and I wanted to work things out between us.

Daniel: I’m sure you did everything that you could. And you need to be clear about that when you walk into that arbitration. You didn’t want this fight. You did everything in your power to try and keep things from getting this far off the rails. There were just too many variables.

Lily: Why are you telling me this?

Daniel: ‘Cause I want you to stop beating yourself up and just accept the fact that you’re absolutely right to do whatever it takes to win.

Abby: I don’t get it. Why don’t you want me to go with you? I mean, I want to be there for you. Is this about amanda?

Devon: No, it’s not entirely.

Abby: Because I know how complicated this is for you emotionally, and I want to be there. I want to support you. I mean, are you worried that it’s gonna be awkward seeing her again with me by your side?

Devon: No, this is not about me. It’s about you. I’m thinking about you. Do you want to be in that room and sit across from her and know that she’s gonna do whatever she has to do and say whatever she has to say to win?

Abby: Alright, what are you so worried about? Are you scared that I’m not gonna be able to keep my mouth shut, that I’m gonna tell lily and amanda exactly what I think about what they’re doing?

Devon: No. You’re more than welcome to do that.

Abby: ‘Cause I promise I just want to be there for you. I want to support you. I want to have your back.

Devon: You want to know how to support me the best?

Abby: How?

Devon: I want you to stay home with our son and have the best day possible so that, no matter what happens in that hearing today, I know that I can come home to the both of you.

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Okay?

Abby: Yeah, fine. I will stay here with dominic, and we will have so much fun. But when you get home, we’re gonna throw our arms around you and give you lots of love and kisses and remind you of all the good things in your life. But I’m gonna be thinking about you every second of the day.

Devon: Well, I’ll be thinking about you, too. You have any idea how grateful i am for you? I mean it. You and dominic are everything to me.

Phyllis: Uh, excuse me, diane. I didn’t lie.

Diane: Oh, really? What do you call that phony emotional outpouring you gave jack and me at society? “Oh, I would never have anything to do with him. He’s dangerous. He’s a bad guy.”

Phyllis: I am shocked to see him here. I thought he was on his way to europe, so…

Diane: You’re lying, phyllis, and you know it. It’s obvious that jeremy never left town. And you know how I know that? Because he’s right here.

Jeremy: Hold on, diane. Phyllis is telling the truth.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Jeremy: I was on the jet, i was on my way, and I realized i forgot my lucky socks. So I turned around, come back to get them.

Diane: Oh, for pete’s sake.

Jeremy: Oh, come on, diane. You remember my lucky socks. I don’t dare conduct business without them. But the big surprise is that you’re back in town. What happened? Did you and jack get sick of each other already?

Diane: Well, I’ll admit we left town to get away from you, but then we realized what a mistake it was. Why should we let you have that kind of control over our lives? So we decided to simply ignore you and come back. Because, you see, jeremy, your tactics aren’t going to work on me. I’m not afraid of you now. You have no power over me.

Phyllis: Wow. Did you buy that? I didn’T. We used to struggle with greasy messes.

Devon: Are you gonna talk to your dad about him seeing you come downstairs in my shirt?

Abby: Ohh, yeah. I’m probably not gonna talk to him about that today because, um, I want to focus on you and everything that you have going on. Promise me that you will take to heart everything that christine has to say. And don’t let your anger get in the way. Just let her guide you through this.

Devon: I will not lose it. I promise.

Abby: Okay. ‘Cause I know that that anger is really coming from the hurt that you’re feeling. And, trust me, I understand. But lily will do anything to win, and she’ll probably use that to provoke you. This is about law and contracts. It’s not about family issues or an ex with an ax to grind.

Devon: I know. I know that. And I’m gonna leave it all outside the door. And I will not let my personal feelings affect what happens in that hearing, okay?

Abby: Okay.

Traci: Can you believe it, nikki? Tonight’s the night. It’s finally here. Thank you, honey. Thank you. The genoa city bicentennial gala. Oh, my gosh, we’ve been working so hard to pull all of this together, and it’s finally, finally gonna happen.

Nikki: Oh, I know, but it seems like there’s still so much to do. Oh, we are expecting a lot of press, local and national, so please double-check the rsvp list.

Traci: I have done that, and everything is accounted for. Um, and you’re absolutely right. There are going to be some amazing vips, both locally and nationally.

Nikki: Ah, fantastic. Just as we had hoped.

Traci: Yes. And how about you? Were you able to go over the numbers with michael and lauren for the caterer? The last thing we need is to run out of alcohol or food on a night like this.

Nikki: Oh, tell me about it. No, no, no, no. They are all set. They finalized the arrangements this morning.

Traci: Everything’s going to be perfect. This is the biggest event in genoa city in a really long time.

Nikki: Absolutely. This is going to be an unforgettable celebration, bringing together the former and current members of our community.

Traci: Oh, it’s so exciting.

Nikki: [ Sighing ] Oh. My only regret is that you and I didn’t get to spend a lot of one-on-one time together planning it.

Traci: Ah, I know, nikki. It’s just there was too much to do!

Nikki: That’s for sure. Well, it’s all coming together now. And things are almost set for a special presentation we have planned, too.

Traci: I am so looking forward to it. But you know what? The entire evening is going to just be spectacular. There’s something about a masked ball that really speaks to the novelist in me.

Nikki: Well, you’re right. There always seems to be a hint of intrigue and romance in the air when people arrive masquerading in a world of fantasy.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Nikki: It should prove for a magical evening.

Traci: It’s my kind of party.

[ Laughs ] And, you know, the timing is just perfect, as well. I think that we really needed a joyous occasion like this, especially in light of recent events.

Nikki: Recent events? Like what? Are you talking about something specific?

Traci: [ Sighs ]

Diane: It makes perfect sense the two of you found each other. It’s just a match made in hell.

Phyllis: Hell. What was that like? I mean when you died. But you didn’t really die. Hey, but tell me — when you fake die, do you go to fake hell? How does that work?

Diane: Trust me, phyllis, you won’t be going to fake hell. I can’t believe you went running to kyle and summer with the news that jeremy had left town, knowing full well that they would relay that information to jack and me. You wanted to get us back to town and put us in danger. Shame on you! And you know what? I bet there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation before using your own daughter as a pawn in your scheme. How low can you go?

Phyllis: Is it hard for you to manufacture this level of outrage? Is that difficult? You know, the thing about you from before — at least you knew that you were a terrible person. But now it’s like you’ve just bought this fairy tale that you’ve created of, you know, saintly reform.

Diane: I have reformed.

Phyllis: Okay, now you’re just a hypocrite.

Jeremy: You were so much more fun when you were taylor jensen back in L.A.

Diane: I have apologized for my mistakes, and I have made every effort to prove that I’ve changed.

Phyllis: Okay, but, see, there’s still quite a few people who don’t believe that. There’s still a few people who will never forgive or forget what you did to them. And those people will be so happy if someone comes along and makes you pay for what you did. I mean, I’m not one of those people. But, anyway…

Diane: I hope that two of you enjoy each other’s company. I can’t think of two people who deserve each other more.

Phyllis: I don’t even know him.

Diane: It must really bother you, though, that all your attacks against me have only made me stronger and even more united with jack.

Phyllis: You actually believe that. Seriously? Things must not be that great between you and jack, or else you wouldn’t feel the need to scream it from the rooftops.

Diane: Mm. Yeah. You know what? It’s — it’s fascinating that you keep insisting that you don’t have any romantic interest in jack, and yet, my gosh, you’re so obsessed with the fact that we’re in love and we’re back together again.

Phyllis: Okay, well, I’m not obsessed, and you don’t have the capacity for love.

Jeremy: Unless you can fall in love with a bank account.

Phyllis: Well, look at that. He knows you very well.

Diane: Alright, alright, you guys can just keep attacking me. But pretty soon you are going to hear some news that lets you know your hatefulness won’t win. I don’t care what either of you think. I don’t have the time or the energy for your nonsense.

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Traci: I’m just talking in general terms about things that have happened lately, nothing specific. You know, there’s just been a lot of circumstances that have affected a lot of us on many levels.

[ Sighs ] I think it’s a really great thing that we’re all going to get together to celebrate this historic event. Nikki, 200 years! It’s just important to bring people together to celebrate something positive and uplifting, right?

Nikki: Traci, you’re not a very good liar.

Traci: [ Sighs ] I know.

Nikki: So, what news were you talking about? Something at the abbott house? Diane and jack’s rekindled romance? Or were you referring to the fact that jeremy stark is back in town?

Traci: Jeremy stark. Why would you bring him up?

Nikki: Oh, I’m sure you’ve heard plenty about that man, all the danger that he poses to every one of us. And just for the record, luring him back to town was strictly phyllis’s idea.

Devon: I’ll see you.

Abby: Mm. I’m still worried.

Devon: You’re still worried.

Abby: I’m still worried.

Devon: For what? What are you worried about?

Abby: [ Sighs ] Honestly, what do you think’s gonna happen? You think I’m gonna hear something that amanda says and just freak out and start yelling at people and flipping chairs over or what?

Abby: No, nothing that dramatic, but I know you have that in you. Look, I have seen you passionate, I have seen you angry, and most people just see cool, calm devon. Nothing rattles you. But I know there’s a lot underneath the surface.

Devon: Well, it makes me happy that we’ve been in each other’s lives for long enough that you do know that about me.

Abby: But you know who else knows that about you?

Devon: Who?

Abby: Lily and amanda. And I don’t want them to use it against you.

Devon: I’m prepared, though.

Abby: Are you?

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: Really?

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: Okay. Because what if amanda — sit down. What if she gets in your face with a lot of questions?

[ Sighs ] “Mr. Hamilton, why should anyone believe you in these proceedings? You are a known liar, philanderer, and heartbreaker. You probably cheated in these business dealings the same way you cheated on me. So, why should anyone believe anything that you have to say?” Okay, that was probably a little too far, but, you know, something along those lines.

Devon: I understand what you’re doing, and, yeah, I know, she’s — yeah, she might say that.

Abby: Yeah, and we have to prepare for all contingencies.

Devon: Well, you’re preparing both of us.

[ Chuckles ]

Abby: How can you be so calm? There is so much at stake.

Devon: Because I know that no matter what happens today, I’m always gonna be able to come home to my life, which is you and dominic.

Abby: Yes, and that will never change, but…

Devon: Right.

Abby: I know how much this means to you.

Devon: Sure, it means a lot to me, but in the grand scheme of things… it’s like — it’s like that talk that we had a long time ago about love.

Abby: When was that?

Devon: You don’t remember that? It was a while back. I don’t know exactly what i said, but I remember that we both agreed that real love and a real relationship is when you can count on the person to catch you when you’re falling. And I know that no matter what happens today in that hearing, you and dominic are gonna catch me.

Abby: Yeah.

Devon: Right?

Abby: [ Breathes deeply ]

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Door slams ]

Jack: Hey. What’s got you so riled up?

Diane: You will never guess who I ran into at the grand phoenix. Phyllis and jeremy stark, thick as thieves.

Jack: Wait. He’s already back in town?

Diane: He never even left. We were right to suspect that phyllis was lying when she said that he had flown off to europe. And no doubt she was also lying when she said that she didn’t want anything to do with his plans for me.

Jack: Unbelievable.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: What am I saying? Of course it’s believable. It’s phyllis. She never changes. It’s not bad enough that she decided to throw in with this man. She dragged summer and kyle into it, too. She lied to them and used them to deliver her lies to us.

Diane: It was all a plan to get us to let our guard down. They wanted us to think that the coast was clear so that we would come running back to town.

Jack: The question is why? What are those two planning?

[ Door opens ]

Phyllis: What was that about? I mean, what is going on? What news is diane talking about? What is she up to?

Jeremy: Who cares? It doesn’t matter.

Phyllis: No, it does matter. She’s the bane of my existence. She is psychotic, okay? You give her an inch, she’ll take a mile.

Jeremy: Okay, I can’t let you get distracted. That’s exactly what diane wants. Whatever plan that she and jack have will be a moot point soon, okay? They’re planning a future together that’s never gonna happen, not if everything comes off the way we want. We have to focus on our plan. Now, do you think you can do that?

Phyllis: I got this, okay?

Jeremy: Now, I need your full attention on this next move. You take care of your end, I’ll take care of the rest. But I need to know — are you still on board with this 100%? Knowing where you came from,

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Jack: Whatever they are up to, I am not surprised that stark managed to get his hooks into phyllis. I am deeply disappointed. She has clearly let her hatred for you consume her to the point of no return. She has alienated everyone in her life.

Diane: And that’s exactly the kind of vulnerability that jeremy preys on. He’s playing on her emotions perfectly — not that I’m excusing phyllis’s part in this, not at all. And it doesn’t help that she sees us getting closer. It’s only making her even more dangerous.

Jack: Why does that even matter to her? It’s not like we have a chance of getting back together. I have made that very clear.

Diane: Jack, that’s not why she’s so angry. This goes back years. Decades. We fought over you. We competed for your affection, and phyllis feels like she’s lost.

Jack: Oh, come on. That’s ridiculous.

Diane: But it’s how she feels. Losing out on your love has filled her with rage towards me, towards you, towards the world. I mean, and in her mind, she doesn’t think that I deserve to be happy. She doesn’t think that I deserve you, especially if it comes at her expense.

Jack: Well, that is troubling because there is no remedy for that. If you are right, she has painted herself into a corner.

Diane: That’s what I’m afraid of.

Jack: I have been holding out hope that the threat of losing her kids might snap her out of this. That is what’s so frustrating. I know how much she loves them. I thought that would be enough to pull her back from the brink, make her realign her priorities.

Diane: She is so full of hatred that she doesn’t care about anybody. She only cares about herself and her vendetta against me.

Jack: It doesn’t make sense. She was so happy when daniel moved back to town. She would be able to be close to him again, even after she lost her job at marchetti.

Diane: Oh, oh, oh, when summer fired her.

Jack: Yeah, even after summer fired her, she had an opportunity to work with her son. And what did she do? She squandered that, too. I’ve seen this all before. She cannot help herself. She always gives in to her worst impulses. She did it with christine. She did with sharon. God knows she’s done it with you.

Diane: Well, and no matter how terrible her behavior is, she somehow finds a way to justify it all to herself. It’s frightening. I mean, phyllis’s drama mixing in with jeremy’s twisted psyche? God only knows what they have in store for me.

Jack: Whatever it is, don’t you worry. We will handle this together, soon as husband and wife.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: We’re not going to let them or anyone else take this happiness from us.

Diane: I hope so.

Phyllis: Don’t worry about me. I’m not gonna get distracted by anything that jack and diane have planned, okay? Don’t micromanage me.

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] Your confidence — it never ceases to amaze me. Anyone who doesn’t appreciate you doesn’t deserve to know you.

Phyllis: That’s for sure.

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] We make a pretty good team, don’t we? Together, you and I, we could light the world on fire. I can see a lot of opportunities opening up for us, endless opportunities.

Phyllis: Okay. Alright. Stay focused.

Jeremy: I am focused.

Phyllis: No. I mean focused. That’s the name of the game. You got it? Nothing else can screw up what we have planned for diane. I have waited a really, really long time for this. Hey, I’m not gonna get distracted by some really handsome, strong-shouldered ex-con, alright?

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] I’m flattered.

Phyllis: Don’t be.

Daniel: Listen, this is, uh, not on you. I mean, in my book, it’s all on devon. He’s the one who’s being selfish. He’s the one who’s being shortsighted. And where the heck does he get off acting like he’s the only one that can have any grief for neil?

Lily: Oh, my god. Thank you. I’ve been saying that exact same thing to him. Of course I care about what he and my dad have created together, and I honor and i respect that. And of course I want to carry on his legacy, too.

Daniel: Mm-hmm. And now you’re moving forward. You’re charting the course of what the chancellor and winters legacies are gonna look like in the future.

Lily: Right. But devon thinks he can change his mind and cling to the past and just throw away everything that we have worked so hard for.

Daniel: Right? I mean, he wants to forget about contracts, forget about agreements. He wants to forget about your time, your effort, your hard work, basically the opportunity for you to make your dream come true.

Lily: Yeah.

Daniel: So you need to walk into that arbitration not thinking about what your brother wants, but what you want. You know? I mean, you have built something. You are carrying on a legacy, and devon — he doesn’t have a reason or the right to tear that down. Any judge will see that.

Lily: Do you really think so?

Daniel: Of course I really think so. I wouldn’t have said it if i didn’t think so. Yes. No, you have got this. Go get him.

Lily: [ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] No, you’re right. Thank you. I mean, I should go, but thank you. I — I really needed to hear that. Thank you.

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Devon: Okay. So, no more worrying, please.

Abby: I would be a lot less worried if you were more worried.

Devon: I will tell you what. After the hearing, I’m gonna come home and I’m gonna kiss you just like this. And then we’re going to spend some time playing with dominic. And then we’re going to get dressed and go and have an amazing time with at this gala tonight.

Abby: Well, that sounds wonderful. Can’t wait.

Devon: Me neither.

Abby: Good luck.

Devon: Thank you. See you.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Abby: You’ve been in love, right?

Devon: You know I have.

Abby: Well, what does it feel like? What am I missing?

Devon: Are you really asking me what love feels like?

Abby: Is that ridiculous?

Devon: No, it’s not.

[ Chuckles ] Um…

Abby: I just — I — I need an answer, some sort of point of reference.

Devon: Love is — is, um… dangerous. It can be dangerous ’cause it can pick you up and whip you around like a rag doll and you have no idea where you’re gonna land. But if it’s real, then you always know that someone’s gonna be there to catch you.

Abby: Yeah. Wow. Um… yeah, I’ve never felt like that before. Is that how you felt with roxy?

Devon: Yeah. It is. It is. I, uh… but where’s this coming from, abby?

Abby: Well, someone had the audacity to tell me that i shouldn’t be giving out relationship advice because i have never been in love.

Devon: Well, that’s not true.

Abby: Maybe it is. I mean, carmine, not love. Chavez, cute, but not love. Tyler.

Devon: That was real, right?

Abby: I don’t know. The whipped around like a rag doll part, that was — that was there, but I never knew if he was gonna be there to catch me.

Devon: That’s kind of the most important part.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Nikki: Thank you.

Jeremy: Nikki newman. How lovely to see you.

Nikki: Wish I could say the same.

Jeremy: I get why you pretend to be outraged with my mere existence. I can see why, given your lofty perch in genoa city society.

Nikki: You don’t know me. I don’t care about appearances. I just don’t want you here.

Jeremy: You know, of the three women in your little group who united solely for the purpose of driving diane jenkins out of town, I find you most intriguing.

Nikki: Oh, well, I’m sure phyllis naturally will be thrilled to learn that news.

Jeremy: You’re from the other side of the tracks. You know what it means to fight and scrape to get what you want. We both share that quality.

Nikki: Let me get something straight with you, mr. Stark. Don’t make assumptions about me. And we have just barely tolerated your presence here. You have a lot of gall coming back here after being arrested for breaking into our apartment in chicago and stealing my necklace.

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] I was framed. I think you’re smart enough to know that.

Nikki: And I think you’re smart enough to take some advice. Don’t press your luck. Leave town. Don’t give my husband an excuse to ruin your already pathetic life.

Jeremy: I can assure you that I am no threat to you or anyone you know.

Nikki: If you say so. Try convincing victor newman of that.

Jeremy: You turned on me rather quickly, nikki. It wasn’t that long ago when you saw me as the answer for all your problems with diane. And I find it fascinating that you’re willing to let all that go. Or maybe you believe that diane is the kind of woman who will eventually get what’s coming to her.

Traci: Well, this is a surprise.

Phyllis: Ah.

Traci: Uh, hi.

Phyllis: Hi. Good to see you. Uh, I was supposed to meet summer here. She just texted me and said she’s running a few minutes late.

Traci: Oh. Uh, well, I’m sorry. I — I’m — I’ve got back-to-back meetings and I’m heading out. Um, jack and diana are upstairs with harrison. I’m sure they’ll be down in just a few minutes. I guess you could…

Phyllis: Okay.

Traci: …Wait here, um, if you want to, as long as you promise you won’t steal anything in the meanwhile.

[ Both laugh ] Bye.

Phyllis: Bye.

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: What the hell are you doing? I’m jonathan lawson

Nikki: I think you’re overestimating my interest in diane jenkins. I don’t give her nearly as much thought as you seem to think i do.

Jeremy: Hmm. How admirable. You know, living in anger and resentment is such a waste of energy. It could suck the soul right out of you. It took me years in a prison cell to learn that.

Nikki: Mm. And they say crime doesn’t pay.

Jeremy: It also made me realize that there’s more to life. Instead of wallowing in fury and regret, there are so many more good and uplifting things that i could be focusing on, like this gala you’re helping to throw for the town’s bicentennial.

Nikki: It’s invitation-only, and you are not invited.

Jeremy: Well, maybe not yet, but I intend to make a donation to the sponsoring body of the event — historical society. Now, my finances may be in flux, so my — my donation may be modest at best.

Nikki: It’ll take a lot more than a donation to gain admittance to our event. And I can assure you, your name will not be on the guest list, no matter how many zeroes your check might have.

Jeremy: Nonetheless, I still intend to do my small part to make this gala a success. I have no doubt this will be a night to remember.

Diane: What are you doing lurking around? How did you get in here?

Phyllis: I’m not lurking around. Summer asked me to come here. I’m meeting her, and traci let me in.

Diane: Well, summer isn’t here, and I don’t believe for one second that that’s why you’re here. And look at you, once again using your daughter for whatever it is you’re up to.

Phyllis: Okay, I have no idea what you’re talking about. You have a very paranoid imagination.

Diane: Stop it. Now that we know that you’re working with jeremy, you shouldn’t be anywhere near this house. You have made it clear that you have it in for us, and I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you.

[ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Oh, here’s a text from summer. Okay. Well, she can’t meet after all. Nice chatting. See you later.

[ Sighs ]

Lily: Hey, devon.

Devon: Hey, lily.

Lily: [ Sighs ] It’s our last chance.

Devon: It’s our last chance for what?

Lily: Once we start this, there is no going back. I mean, we have to try to find some common ground, devon. Please. Please, won’t you to at least consider talking about it?

Amanda: Lily, don’t say another word.

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Nate: [ Sighs ]

Nate: Trust me, the only thing that’s going on between me and victoria is business. I admire her, the way her mind works, her business acumen. Look, I am learning a lot from her, and I won’t deny that we work well together. I-I don’t understand why we have to go through this again.

[ Cellphone touches bar top ]

Victoria: Right now I need as much information as possible so that I can make my move, ’cause information is power. And power — power is control.

Nate: And you like having control.

Victoria: It’s every bit as important to me as money, if not more so.

Nate: [ Breathing heavily ]

Nate: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Elevator door closes ]

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Tucker: Adam.

Adam: Hey.

Tucker: [ Grunts ]

Adam: Hey. Um, can I buy you a drink?

Tucker: Hmm, it’s an interesting offer.

Adam: It is? I, um — I didn’t mean it to be interesting. I just, uh, wanted somebody to drink with, you know.

Tucker: Actually on the upswing these days. If you’re looking for someone to commiserate with, you got the wrong guy.

Adam: Do you want a drink or not?

Tucker: Uh, I’ll have a bourbon, neat, please. Thanks.

Adam: So, is, uh, one of the things on the upswing you selling mccall?

Tucker: [ Sighs ] You’re not much of a small talker, are you?

Adam: Well, word on the street is, your company is for sale.

Tucker: Word on the street? Ah. You and I must be hanging out on different streets. Where’d you hear that? Thank you.

Adam: Well, you know, I keep my, uh, ear to the ground.

Tucker: Hmm. Your sister and dad told you, right? I didn’t know you were in the newman inner circle these days.

Adam: Yeah, we’re, um — we’re tight. We’re — we actually, um — we’ve never been closer.

Tucker: Hmm. I’m sure. You relish your role as the black sheep of the family, don’t you? Having plunged a dagger into your dad’s heart by going to work for jack abbott, I can’t imagine that put you on his good side. Frankly, everyone knows victoria’s distaste for you. So, honestly, where did you hear this?

Devon: Thank you so much for getting this food. I didn’t realize how hungry I was.

Abby: I didn’t want you to starve to death. I know you. And I know that you’re not gonna take a break, so I had to come over here and force you to take one with just a few of your favorite things.

Devon: Hmm. Are you talking about you and dominic?

Abby: Well, I was referring to the empanadas, but, yes, us too.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: No, they were delicious. But nothing beats spending time with you and our little guy. Just looking into his face always puts things back into perspective. So I appreciate you bringing him over here.

Abby: Well, he loves you, and you certainly wore him out, because he has not made a peep since you put him down.

Devon: I — right.

[ Both chuckle ] I know. He’s always been a good sleeper, though. I just love this age and getting to see the world through his eyes, ’cause it’s like you’re discovering everything for the first time. You know?

Abby: Doesn’t it make you want to be a kid again?

Devon: No.

Abby: No?

Devon: It’s not — not me. No. But today did remind me of why I’m fighting so hard to get my company back and why I’m considering buying mccall, because it’s not for me at all. It’s for our son’s future.

Abby: Look, I — I know where you’re coming from, but you don’t have to wrestle back your company for dominic. Who knows? He might not even want to be a part of the business when he gets older. He’s going to be his own person, create his own career, his own path.

Devon: Yeah, I know. I know. And I would never force him to do anything he doesn’t want to do. But I just mean, I want him to be proud of me. You know, I want him to be proud that I’m fighting to protect the family legacy.

Abby: Well, he is gonna be proud of the man you are, no matter what. I promise you that. And look, I hate to segue back into business, but are you still considering buying mccall? I’m jonathan lawson

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Nick: I came down to see if I could catch vick. She still around?

Nate: I’m not sure. We finished up a while ago. You know, I don’t always know where she is or what she’s up to, right?

Nick: Yeah, nate. I’ll call her later. Where are you headed to?

Nate: It’s personal information. I like to keep it that way. But elena and I had an argument earlier. That’s why I decided to come out, you know, have a drink and clear my head.

[ Clears throat ]

Nick: Interesting. When I saw you earlier, you made it seem like you came to meet with vick to talk about the mccall deal.

Nate: Yeah, that’s how i clear my head these days — scotch and strategizing about newman media. Business is sometimes a good distraction from your personal life. You know?

Nick: And vice versa.

Nate: Anyway, I’m too tired to face what’s waiting for me at home, so I thought it’d be a good idea if I give elena and me some space and crash here for the night.

Nick: Well, good luck with that.

Nate: It’ll be fine. Good night.

Nick: Good night.

[ Elevator door closing ]

Devon: I told tucker that I knew about him offering his company to newman first.

Abby: Mm. And did he have an explanation?

Devon: He did, yeah. And it made some sense. But the more I think about it, I realize that it doesn’t really matter that he went to newman first, ’cause he pulled that offer. As long as he’s being sincere about what he’s offering me.

Abby: Well, sincerity is always in question when it comes to tucker.

Devon: Right, right. I just — I feel like my reasons for wanting to buy the company are more important than whatever his reasons are for trying to sell it.

Abby: And what are those reasons?

Devon: Oh, just the safety-net argument. You know, in case things don’t go well with this lawsuit and getting back hamilton-winters, obviously getting the company back is my priority. But I have to be smart. You know? And I have to consider whether there’s a benefit to rebuilding a company with tucker.

Abby: Look, I know that i have been the one that was kind of pushing this whole mccall-tucker thing, but, honestly, I-I don’t know if I can fully trust tucker, and I would never want you to get burned again.

Devon: We did riff off each other pretty well when we were talking about our ideas for fixing the company.

Abby: Okay, well, I guess it’s great to be on the same page as the person running the company before you, but it’s not like you would be moving forward, working together. I mean…

Devon: Well, there’s another element to this whole thing. He said that if I were to buy the company, he’d want to come on and take an advisory role and report to me.

Abby: Wait, so, he would want to take a lesser position?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Abby: How do you feel about that?

Devon: It’s — it’s probably a sign that he’s being honest about wanting to actually fix things between us, ’cause I know he doesn’t like to take orders from anybody.

Abby: Yeah, agreed. That’s true. Um, I guess it shows that he’s trying to form a connection. But I mean, that’s if we are giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Devon: Right. And should we?

Adam: You obviously don’t have your ears as low to the ground as I do. Um, [Inhales deeply] I’m actually no longer at jabot.

Tucker: No, I know that. Ashley told me you underperformed your way out the door there.

Adam: It wasn’t a good fit.

Tucker: The c-suite press-release lingo. Did you also quit to spend more time with family?

[ Chuckles ] Of course, that doesn’t track, because your family can’t stand you.

Adam: No, victoria, dad, and I — we have our issues, but, uh, at the end of the day, we’re family. And we always will be.

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Adam: I know you can understand that, with everything that’s going on with devon.

Tucker: Indeed, I can. Father-son relationships are, uh, huh, complicated. Yeah.

Adam: Yeah, that’s the thing about victor me, is we — we understand each other on a cellular level because we are so much alike.

Tucker: Yeah. Yeah, you are. You’re both miserable, ruthless.

Adam: See, you, on the other hand, you are nothing like devon. You know, him being principled, thoughtful.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Yeah, you really botched that relationship. It sounds like he doesn’t want anything to do with you, including acquiring mccall. Which means I might actually end up being the ceo of your empire.

[ Slaps bar top ] We should drink to that.

Tucker: Adam…

[Sighs] Over my dead body will you ever have anything to do with my company.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

[ Lock rattles ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I’m glad you’re here. Come in.

Nate: [ Clears throat ]

Victoria: Get you a scotch?

Nate: Listen, I, uh — I need to make something clear. I’m not, um, here for sex. I just didn’t want to be rude and not respond at all.

Victoria: Oh. So, instead, you decided to come here in person and tell me to my face that you’re not interested.

Nate: You know full well I’m interested. And that is the problem. I’m already in two committed relationships, okay? One with elena, and the other with newman media. And I’m not about to screw up either one. For copd, ask your doctor about breztri.

Victoria: [ Inhales deeply ] Do you want to sit down and talk?

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: Oh, of course. Okay, well, both feet on the ground at all times.

[ Chuckles ] This isn’t exactly great for a girl’s confidence.

Nate: As much as I’d like to throw caution to the wind — and trust me, part of me wants to more than you know — there’s a logical side of me that’s holding me back. Okay? Not only because I’m in a relationship with a woman I care about, but I would hate for this amazing connection we have at work to somehow be tarnished. I’m happier at newman than I’ve been in a long time.

Victoria: Does some of that happiness have to do with me?

Nate: Of course. I love working with you. You’re a great boss, great leader, a true visionary.

Victoria: That’s it?

[ Chuckles ] You know, the same could be said for my father.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] You look better in a dress.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Obviously, there are, um, other physical feelings. A lot of desire.

Victoria: How much desire?

Nate: So much… desire. But I have to rise above it, okay? We both do, for the sake of our working relationship. I’m sorry if you disagree or you think this makes things untenable for you, but I definitely think it would make things untenable if we act on our feelings. I hope you’re not insulted.

Victoria: I’m not. And I think your earnestness makes you even more attractive.

[ Inhales deeply ] You should probably go.

[ Sighs ] I’m gonna just enjoy my little nightcap alone.

Nate: Are we okay?

Victoria: Yes, of course we’re okay. I’ll see you at the office tomorrow.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Adam: So, when you sell mccall to newman, victor, um, intends to install me as ceo.

Tucker: Hmm. Well, in that case, it’s a good thing I have no intention of selling to newman…

Adam: Hmm.

Tucker: …’Cause having you at the helm would be a surefire way to run it into the ground. And your intel about my relationship with devon is old news. I don’t know what wild promises your father is making to you, but you should know better than to fall for them. The scenario you described is absolutely never going to happen.

Adam: Hmm.

Tucker: So I would tell him and your sister to just move on.

Adam: Well, your deal with devon isn’t done yet. And there’s two things that I know about my family. One, they don’t give up and just walk away. And two, everyone has their price. And the newmans will pay that price.

Nick: Well, look at this. You boys love to hear yourselves talk so much, I’m surprised there’s any oxygen left in the room.

Tucker: What is this, a newman convention?

Nick: Just came for some takeout. Not interested at all in whatever this is.

Adam: Well, tucker was just throwing down the gauntlet, saying that newman enterprises will never get its hands on mccall unlimited, which kind of sounds like the opening of a negotiation to me. So, you know, what would it take for you to change your mind?

Tucker: Hmm. Well, devon means everything to me. And you — you mean less than nothing. So… how’s that for negotiation? Thanks for the drink. Okay?

Nick: Well, there you go. You got your answer straight from the man himself. He’s never going to let newman buy mccall. Are you ready to let this go yet?

Abby: Well, you have a lot to think about.

Devon: Hmm.

Abby: Hmm. And I love being your sounding board, but I should probably take dominic and head home.

Devon: Take dominic?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Why you gonna do that? He’s asleep. You don’t want to wake him up.

Abby: Well, I guess I could leave him here and come get him in the morning.

Devon: I have a better idea. How about you just don’t go home.

Abby: Hmm, but I have to get up very early in the morning.

Devon: Oh, then I can wake you up very early in the morning.

Abby: Can you?

Devon: I can.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: And you just had wine. You don’t need to be driving anywhere.

Abby: Oh, is that what you were thinking when you poured me that glass?

Devon: No. No. No, not at all. And I have so much on my mind, you know I’m gonna be lousy company for myself. I’m not gonna get any rest.

Abby: Are you suggesting that I put you to sleep?

Devon: Well, that depends on if you think you’re up to that.

Abby: I am always up to that.

Devon: You are?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Hmm. Then be my guest.

Abby: Hmm.

[ Chuckles ]

If you, like many people,

Adam: It’s going to take more than tucker walking out of here, pouting, for me to give up on mccall. We just have to make sure that devon does not accept his offer.

Nick: Tucker wants devon to have the company. Tucker usually gets what he wants. And well, it might be harder for him to win back his son than he thinks. And if there’s one thing that I know, it’s how to work the angles on a fractured father-son relationship.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Look, adam, even if devon wasn’t in the picture, it’s tucker’s call to make. What makes you think he’s going to sell mccall to newman? I mean, he clearly doesn’t want you anywhere near that ceo chair.

Adam: Yeah, but victor does. And tucker is no match for our father.

Nick: Well, that may be, but you know who is? Victoria.

Adam: Okay, well, she’s not gonna come out on top on this one.

Nick: [ Sighs ] You know the reason you and vick don’t get along? Because you’re too much like dad. You’re both willing to fight tooth and nail for this acquisition, and then you will tear each other apart.

Adam: Yeah. I mean, so what? It — it’s our normal.

Nick: Mnh-mnh. It’s weird and it’s toxic, and you guys need hobbies. And I have no interest in being a part of another newman family drama. It’s why I’m working so hard to keep things civil between you and me when it comes to sally and the baby.

Adam: I appreciate that.

Nick: Okay. So is there any chance you could let go of this dream of running tucker’s company? Adam, you can do whatever you want. You have several high-profile options. Start your own damn company. The world is your oyster. Why does it have to be tucker’s company that will satisfy you?

Adam: Because now I have a reason to fight for it. I have a baby on the way, and i want to leave a legacy behind — a newman legacy for both of my children.

[ Sighs ]

Audra: Nate.

Nate: Hey.

Audra: What are you doing here? I thought you had a date night with elena.

Nate: She had a long day, so it was an early evening.

Audra: Listen, I still feel terrible if I caused any misunderstanding between the two of you. If there’s anything I can do —

Nate: There’s not. I cleared it up with elena.

Audra: Oh. I’m glad. Uh, then what are you doing here now and not at home?

Nate: I just had a restless night.

Audra: Then, definitely, the thing you need is coffee. Why don’t you join me?

Nate: Look, I still have a ton of work to do at home. That’s why I’m here, to fuel up.

Audra: Okay, no worries. See you tomorrow. Did you see victoria this evening?

Nate: Why do you ask?

Victor: Hello, son. Sit down. Now, you made it sound urgent on the phone.

Adam: Yeah, well, I wanted to talk to you before morning. I, um, ran into tucker tonight.

Victor: Hmm.

Adam: And he seemed awfully determined to make a deal with devon.

Victor: Well, what tucker wants and what he thinks devon will do — you know, two different things. Okay? Victoria tells me that she had a conversation with devon, who informed her that he wanted nothing to do with his father.

Adam: Okay, well, then maybe something has changed. I mean, tucker seemed pretty confident, pretty adamant that he could get devon to make him an offer.

Victor: Listen, tucker mccall has always been full of confidence. He’s been full of bull.

Adam: I just — I-I think mccall is gonna be an uphill battle, but I don’t want to let it go. Okay? I’ve gotten pretty excited about this idea.

Victor: So have I. I want it for you, and I want for the family.

Adam: Hmm. I’m not sure it’s gonna be one big happy family as you’re envisioning, but —

Victor: I’ll work that out.

Adam: Hmm. You’re gonna work out victoria’s lifelong animosity towards me?

Victor: We’ll take things step by step. And the first step is to acquire mccall unlimited.

Adam: Okay, well, the key to our success there is devon. We need to make sure that he is not interested, because tucker made it clear that he plans to sell to him, and that is his end game.

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Victor: I agree with you. I think we do need devon’s help.

Adam: Well, I think it may be more effective if you meet with him. You know, he seems to admire you.

Victor: I respect him, as well, so I’ll see what I can do. Alright?

Adam: Okay. Maybe go meet with him tomorrow morning, yeah?

Victor: To hell with that. I’ll meet him tonight.

Adam: Perfect.

Victor: Now, I’m sort of feeling that the tide is turning in my favor. I see you sort of coming back into the family.

Adam: Only under the conditions that you promised. This is not a warm and fuzzy reunion. It’s a totally selfish move.

Victor: You don’t think I know that?

Audra: I was curious where things stood with the mccall acquisition. I know victoria had some further thoughts on newman coming in with a strong offer.

Nate: Yeah, I, uh, saw her, and we talked about it.

Audra: Tell me.

Nate: I guess I can spare a few minutes, since we’re talking shop.

Audra: And I always love having the boss’s ear.

Nate: Well, victoria had a conversation with tucker, and she tried to convince him that newman was the right place to sell his company.

Audra: Was she successful?

Nate: Not sure.

Audra: Listen, I still think you can be instrumental in this deal. Why not give it a shot by talking to devon?

Nate: I don’t think that would ever work. And frankly, I don’t want to even try. Still too much anger and hurt feelings there. I want to bridge that gap eventually, but that isn’t the way. If I try to mix business with personal problems, it’s only gonna make things much worse. I need to make peace with devon slowly and carefully.

Audra: I know victoria wanted you to make inroads with devon, as well, so she’ll be disappointed. But I’m sure you can smooth that over.

Nate: I already let her know where I stand on that.

Audra: A woman like victoria can be hard to say no to. But I’ve noticed you hold your own with strong women. And victoria will get over it. Ultimately, you know, she’ll admire you for wanting to mend fences with your family, the same way I do.

Nate: Hmm. I don’t know if it’d ever work, but thanks for the talk. Guess I needed to decompress more than I thought. Well, I should get going.

Audra: Yeah. Try and get some rest. I’m sure elena’s probably waiting up for you.

Nate: Hmm.

Tucker: Well, well, well. Working late, I see.

[ Knock on door ]

Devon: [ Sighs ] Uh, just a second. Mr. Newman.

Victor: Hello, devon.

Devon: Hi.

Victor: How the hell are you?

Devon: I’m alright. Everything okay?

Victor: Sorry to disturb you so late.

Devon: It’s okay.

Victor: There’s something I need to discuss with you.

Devon: And what would that be?

Victor: Well, it’s about tucker mccall.

Devon: I heard he tried to sell you his company.

Victor: Yeah. Now, I want to know from you whether victoria was right when she said that, um, you weren’t interested in buying his company.

Devon: Well, I may be changing my mind about that.

Victor: And why is that?

Devon: Uh, it’s — it’s a complicated situation. I’m not really sure you’d understand.

Victor: Huh? Pardon me, but try me. Devon, try me.

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Nate: [ Sighs ] Hey.

Elena: Hey.

[ Keys jingle onto tray ]

Nate: I thought you went to bed a while ago.

Elena: I did, but I woke up and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I thought you were in for the night. Where were you?

Nate: Ah, well, after you went to sleep, I was still wired, so I decided to meet up with victoria to keep talking about the mccall acquisition.

Elena: Of course you did.

Nate: What? That’s what happened. Would it be better if I told you I went for a walk?

Elena: Are you asking me if you should lie to me? No, nate, you shouldn’t lie to me. But obviously you thought about it.

Nate: I am telling you the truth because I want you to know you have nothing to worry about.

Elena: Hmm.

Nate: Victoria and I have a work relationship, nothing more.

Elena: It’s funny. That’s exactly what I used to say to devon.

Nate: Oh.

Elena: But I guess that wasn’t entirely true. And it wasn’T.

Nate: The difference is, victoria and i aren’t doing anything. Look, she’s determined to get mccall. We had to go over all the different permutations, find the best path to bring tucker’s company into newman. She wanted to talk about it so we can cover every aspect of the deal. Okay?

Elena: Yeah. Victoria is ruthless. When she sets her mind on something she wants, she won’t stop until she gets it.

Tucker: So, were you working on acquiring my company or landing nate?

Audra: The two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Tucker: Hmm. I like your new target. Much better than carrying a torch for your ex. Your quest for noah was getting quite boring, and you weren’t getting anywhere. This going any better?

Audra: It’s too early to say. Nate’s quite the catch, so I’m not the only one in the game.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. Including his girlfriend. You better be careful.

[ Sniffles ] Elena might have more teeth than she appears to have.

Audra: Elena’s a do-gooder doctor with a holier-than-thou moral code. I don’t see her as my competition.

Tucker: Hmm.

Audra: I’m actually more worried about victoria newman.

Tucker: Victoria and nate?

Audra: Not yet. And I plan to keep it that way.

Tucker: So, you’re planning to insert yourself between your boss and your boss’s boss?

[ Chuckles ] Hmm, it’s gutsy. It also seems a little shortsighted and reckless. How do you survive if you steal the man victoria newman wants?

Audra: I’ve landed on my feet after messier situations than this one.

Tucker: Yes, I can attest to that. Still, risky business.

Audra: The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.

Tucker: And you love big rewards, don’t you?

[ Chuckles ] God, you know, it’s too bad that devon doesn’t trust you anymore. Would have been nice to point you in his direction. Could have used your help trying to convince him to take over mccall.

Audra: What makes you think I would have helped you?

Tucker: [ Clears throat ] Yeah, transactional woman. I would have offered you something that you wanted in return.

Audra: What could you possibly offer that would interest me?

Devon: So, you know that I’m trying to get back control of hamilton-winters.

Victor: Oh.

Devon: Right?

Victor: I’ve heard. And to be honest with you, I am rather saddened by the fact that there’s conflict between you and lily. I mean, I admire and respect both of you. Sad that it’s come to this.

Devon: Yeah, I’m sad that it’s come to it, too, but lily and jill have given me no choice. And I’m being forced to do this to protect the legacy of neil.

Victor: I understand the idea of protecting a legacy.

Devon: Good.

Victor: But why try to do that whilst attempting to get ahold of mccall unlimited?

Devon: Because it would be a safety net for me in case this lawsuit doesn’t go the way I want it to.

Victor: Well, let me tell you something. You’re talking to a man with a lot of experience in business. Safety nets are no good. You know why? You never fight to the very end to get what you want.

Devon: I would agree with you in most cases, but this is a very different situation, because I’m about to go up against lily and jill and the whole chancellor-winters legal team. The only thing I could propose is that if you were able to convince jill and lily to let me keep my company, I might be willing to forget about mccall altogether.

Victor: Let me see what I can do, alright?

Devon: Sure.

[ Footsteps on stairs ]

Abby: [ Sighs ] Dad, um, what are you doing here? When you have chronic kidney disease.

Victor: I’m glad we have this conversation, devon.

Devon: Yeah.

Victor: Things have become very clear to me. So I’ll see you soon. Okay?

Devon: Sounds good.

Victor: Thank you.

Devon: I’ll walk you out.

Victor: Thank you.

Devon: Uh-huh. Good night.

Abby: Well, um, that was awkward. Not the way I wanted my dad to find out about our relationship.

Devon: Our relationship?

Abby: Okay, you know what I mean. I just — I didn’t want him to find out about us — whatever this is — by me walking downstairs wearing your shirt.

Devon: I know. I know. I’m sure he was shocked by it, but, I mean, we’re not doing anything wrong. Not hurting anybody. You and chance are divorced.

Abby: Yeah. And my dad always wants me to be happy.

Devon: Well, that makes two of us. And if I haven’t told you lately how happy you make me, you need to know that. I never want to lose it.

Elena: Why are you so defensive?

Nate: Because you’re putting me in that position. You keep insinuating something is going on with victoria, and I’m trying to reassure you that is not the case.

Elena: I can see that. And the more you try to reassure me, the more worried I get.

Nate: Oh, I can’t win. I can’t win.

Elena: Well, I can’t either, nate. I hate feeling like this. I don’t want doubts creeping in my mind about our relationship, but I also tend to trust my instincts. And right now, they’re driving me crazy because I suspect something that you swear isn’t happening. Nate, I really want to believe you. And I really hope you’re not gaslighting me.

Nate: I’m not. I am committed to this relationship.

Elena: That’s an interesting way to put it. You make it sound like it’s an obligation.

Nate: Please stop. You know what? We’re not getting anywhere tonight. Let’s just talk about this in the morning.

Elena: Nate…

Nate: You are not an obligation. I am deeply committed and in love with you.

[ Both breathing heavily ]

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Jill: You said you had an alternative for me.

Victor: I think you will like what I have to propose.

Jack: Mamie.

Mamie: Hello, jack.

Traci: Tonight’s the night. It’s finally here — the genoa city bicentennial gala.

Nikki: This is going to be an unforgettable celebration.

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Tucker: Well, this is a sight to behold. Jeremy stark. How are you?

Jeremy: How are you?

Tucker: So, you’re, uh — you’re out of the clink and back at the scene of the crime, huh?

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] Tucker McCall, we finally meet face-to-face.

Tucker: Yeah.

Jeremy: That makes my return to genoa city worthwhile. And for the record, I was just telling, uh, Phyllis here tCat there was a crime committed, but certainly not by me.

Tucker: Ah. I see. So, the ex-con’s good name has been besmirched. Hideous injustice.

Jeremy: You’re a funny guy.

Tucker: It’s interesting to see you two commiserating. Strange bedfellows. Although I think it does make a bit of cosmic sense.

Phyllis: Okay, I didn’t invite him over here.

Tucker: Uh-huh. Yeah, I know you. Whatever he was saying to you made a big impression.

[Chuckles] Anyway, nice to meet you.

Jeremy: Yeah. See you around.

Tucker: Have fun.

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Ashley: Exactly. And, actually, it’s gonna revolutionize our approach to our anti-aging products.

Allie: Absolutely. And you know what the best part is? Someone has to go in and make the product in the lab.

Ashley: That’s us!

Allie: That’s us!

[Laughs] So, uh, lately, I have been experimenting with essential oils and botanicals. And, um, last week there was a little bit of a product instability.

Ashley: Oh, no. What blew up?

Allie: How’d you know?

Ashley: Wait, what?

Allie: Oh, right! Of course. Dumb question.

Ashley: I’ve definitely had my fair share of r&d mishaps. I mean, you know what they say, right? I mean, it takes a lot of eggs to make an omelet.

Allie: Yeah. Well, the problem occurs when that egg ends up on the ceiling instead of the floor.

Ashley: I know!

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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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Summer: I’m really sorry that you’re hurting. But you were warned.

Phyllis: What are you doing?

Summer: I was gonna have some champagne.

Phyllis: No. No, that champagne is for someone who wants to help me, not someone who wants to say “I told you so.”

Summer: [Scoffs]

Phyllis: Drink your water.

Summer: Bottom line, mom, you were wrong for getting involved without discussing it with Daniel.


Jack: Bad day?

Phyllis: What made you think that?

Jack: There might be something in the water.

Phyllis: [Sighs] Before you go on with all of your insight about how to deal with my daughter, I want you to know that I am emancipating myself from Summer and all of her issues — and throw my son into the mix. I’m cutting the apron strings. What?

Jack: I’m trying to picture you in an apron.

Phyllis: I’ve worn an apron before.

Jack: I find that kind of hard to believe.

Phyllis: I’ve baked once or twice.

Jack: I mean, I find it hard to believe that you are cutting yourself out of your children’s lives.

Phyllis: Oh, I am. You can only try so hard before people start letting you down in the meanest, cruelest way. And before you start up on me, saying, “Phyllis, you must have done something,” “um, Phyllis, what did you do to deserve this, you reap what you sow –”

Jack: No, you ain’t gonna hear that from me.

Phyllis: I beg your pardon?

Jack: None of those responses apply. I know exactly how you feel.

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Victoria: No, no, no, wait! Sit back down. I promise I won’t say anything about her.

Nick: Well, that was easy.

Victoria: I am giving you, my dear brother, the gift of privacy in your love life on Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Nick: [Chuckles] Back at you.

Victoria: Besides, I’ve learned the hard way to not keep touching the hot stove. And who am I to talk after my latest romantic entanglement? You were the only person who stayed with me through that whole disastrous time. And even though you didn’t agree with my choice, you had my back. I want to do the same thing for you.


Sharon: Well, I don’t think you need to worry about that with him. You can always count on Nick to do the right thing willingly, happily. He loves being a father. It’s a trait that all the Newman men have, even though I know that victor doesn’t show it very conventionally sometimes.

Sally: Yeah. I’ve noticed.

Sharon: But I don’t think you need to worry, you know, um, as far as Nick goes. With Nick as your baby’s father, you two will be in good hands, regardless of what the future holds for the two of you romantically.

Sally: Yeah. No, I know you’re right. I know the Newman men tend to be very caring and involved fathers, but not all of them are great partners. And that makes all of this even worse.

Sharon: Well, I can understand how frightened you must be. But Nick is the best partner anyone could have on this journey. This will be a Newman baby, right? But there’s a chance the Newman father isn’t Nick.

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Audra: Where are you?

Tucker: Waiting for someone?

Audra: I am, but I don’t think Brad Pitt’s going to make it. So, you’ll have to do.

Tucker: Well, look at us. Here we are out in public. Does it feel strange seeing me this way after months of pretending I don’t exist?

Audra: Doesn’t feel stranger than most of our interactions.

Tucker: She’s feeling saucy tonight.

Audra: You know, this actually feels nice. Just two friends having dinner.
This is what normal people do.

Tucker: Oh, if you say so. I wouldn’t know.

Audra: [Chuckles]

Tucker: God, you’re beautiful. It’s lovely to see you. I… I always find our interactions very stimulating.

Audra: Well, what can I say? I am utterly incapable of being boring.


Kyle: It is not my intention to just buy you gifts and expect forgiveness. I need to put in the work. I understand that. But I need you to understand that comparing me to my mother isn’t fair.

Summer: How is it not fair?

Kyle: This was a one-off attempt to help Jabot by getting rid of Adam. I felt like I had to be deceitful to execute the plan. But look, I’m not proud of it. And it’s not going to happen again because it’s not who I am.
Summer: You lied to me and you continued lying to me even after you had the opportunity to come clean. You chose. You actively chose to deceive me. That is what hurts the most.

Kyle: Look, I thought I was doing the right thing.

Summer: Did you? Because I kind of feel like if you thought that this deal was the right move, you wouldn’t have kept it a secret. No, you knew that it was wrong, and you just wanted to do it anyway.

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Kyle: You are engaged?

Summer: Uh…wow.

Kyle: Getting married. Did not see that coming.

Jack: I know it sounds a little out of the blue, but if you think about it, it’s really not. It seemed — well, it made perfect sense to us.

Kyle: Yeah, perfect sense to you, but you have —

Summer: Is that something that you’ve been thinking about for a while or —

Kyle: Why didn’t you say anything?

Jack: Well, I suppose the moment actually, uh, surprised me.

Diane: Both of us.

Jack: But our relationship has been heading in that direction for some time now, and it felt right.

Kyle: Why this weekend? At the cabin? The timing is weird.

Diane: What do you mean, kyle?

Kyle: The two of you leave town because stark has returned, to avoid whatever potential revenge he has planned, and you come back engaged? I have to ask — is this engagement because of the threat of jeremy stark?

Phyllis: I am. That’s what I’m doing. I’m carrying out the next phase of our plan. But it’s gonna take some time. Because we need personal items of diane’S. That’s not gonna be easy to get. It takes maneuvering and finesse. And I feel like I need to remind you — please do not endanger my family while I’m making this happen. Mr. Stark, you don’t get to make threats and be impatient. I am telling you, do not hurt my family. Uh, I have to go. Alright. Bye. Bye. Hey!

Lauren: Hey, phyllis.

Phyllis: Hey, lauren.

Nick: Hey.

Victoria: Hi there.

Nick: What are you doing here?

Victoria: Uh, I’m just getting a little work done and having a glass of wine. Are you on your way up to see sally? How’s she doing?

Nick: Uh, physically, both she and the baby are doing great.

Victoria: “Physically”?

Nick: It’s a tough situation emotionally.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Yeah, because of adam. Whenever he gets involved, somehow it becomes more difficult.

Nick: It’s been difficult the whole time. I will give adam credit, though. He seems to be behaving like an adult and respecting the rules.

Victoria: Well, that’s a first.

Nick: Sally was very explicit about what she wanted his role to be during the pregnancy.

Victoria: Mm-hmm. And he’s not using the fact that he is the father to his advantage? He’s not trying to manipulate sally to suit whatever his agenda might be?

Nick: Not yet. But I’m ready for anything.

Summer: I just can’t help feeling in my bones that things aren’t over between you and adam yet. I sense some sort of eternal connection there, as if…

Sally: What?

Adam: As if we’re meant to be.

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Victoria: You know, one of the things that I love the most about you is that you have this ability to see the best in people. You have a very big heart.

Nick: You’re just jealous because you don’t have a heart at all.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe that’s true, but not in all cases. Anyway, it comes in handy when I’m dealing with certain personalities, like adam’S. You know, you have to remember who he is and what he’s capable of, and you cannot take him at his word.

Nick: I know. I’ve been burned by it too many times.

Victoria: Yeah, we all have. So, the fact that he is suddenly acting like a responsible, mature adult — that should be setting off alarm bells for you.

Nick: Oh, I know. They are clanging in my head loud and clear. But I appreciate the reminder, especially since I know that you would prefer it if adam and sally ended up together.

Victoria: Well, I mean, i can’t lie. They do seem like they’re better suited for one another.

Nick: How so?

Victoria: I don’t know. I mean, their personalities just seem closer. Look, nicholas, I’m not judging you. I’m just saying, my observation when I look at sally and adam, they just seem like a more natural couple than you and her. Don’t you agree?

Nick: No. But I guess I could see why you would say that.

Victoria: Okay. Well, if that’s true, then maybe you should be asking yourself, “should I be concerned?”

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Roses. I know. Alarmingly cliché.

Sally: But still very sweet. I love some good old-fashioned romance from time to time.

Adam: Well, good, because that is what you’re gonna get with me.

Sally: Ahh. I remember when you brought me flowers on my first day as ceo of newman media.

Adam: You didn’t exactly have a classic response to those.

Sally: What, I didn’t thank you?

Adam: I think it was more along the lines of, “this is such a big risk. I don’t know if I have the experience.”

Sally: God, yes. I had a total freak-out. I’m very sorry.

Adam: Well, don’t be. It was honest. And it was endearing.

Sally: Sure. Yeah. We’re gonna go with that.

[ Both laugh ] Look, I really appreciate how much you’ve believed in me since the very beginning.

Adam: Of course I did. Because I know you like nobody else does…or ever will.

Lauren: That looked like a pretty intense phone call.

Phyllis: Ah, no, that was nothing. Thank you.

Lauren: Thank you. Well, it sort of felt like something.

Phyllis: Really? No.

Lauren: Yeah!

Phyllis: I mean, I was just talking to the salon. I’m trying to get a mani-pedi appointment, and they can’t get me in till next week, and i just — look. Look how horrible my nails are. I need to get them done. So, that’s all that was. I… hey. Thank you. Thank you for pointing out that I was intense. I really appreciated it. You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna call that salon and I’m gonna apologize to them. That’s what I’m gonna do. I’ve been apologizing a lot lately.

Lauren: Yeah —

Phyllis: Hey, but I want to talk about you. You — you’ve been planning for the bicentennial party. So, I want to know all about it.

Lauren: What’s going on?

Phyllis: What do you mean?

Lauren: Well, the last time i saw you, you could not have been more miserable, and now you’re just, like, vibrating with positive energy or energy of some sort. What happened between then and now?

Jack: No, it was not the threat of jeremy stark that led me to propose.

Kyle: How could that not have been a factor?

Jack: If anything, it might have put things in perspective for me. And by that, I mean I realize i no longer want to keep looking backwards, rehashing the past. It’s not fair to diane. And we’ve done it too long.

Diane: Yeah. I don’t expect people to forget all the things I’ve done or to just let it go. I mean, I’m aware that forgiveness has to be earned, and I will continue to win people’s trust by the way I live my life.

Jack: When diane first came back into our lives, I was suspicious of her motives, of her intentions.

Kyle: We remember.

Jack: I was trying to protect you, kyle. Now, I can’t remember the exact moment when I fell back in love with her, but I know it happened shortly after I realized she was trying to protect you, too. When I saw the love she had for you and for harrison, yes, it was a change of heart for me. I realized then that she is not the same person, that she is a different person with different — different priorities. Not everyone’s going to agree with me, but as far as I’m concerned, diane has nothing left to prove. Kyle, I asked her to marry me for one reason. I love her. I want to spend the rest of my life with her. I have not been this happy in a very long time. You have to also remember that this love started many years ago. Yes, it has been put through unbelievable tests, and still the flame has not extinguished. And we feel the full force of it now. And we can’t — we won’t deny it any longer.

Diane: And we also have the wisdom and experience that we didn’t have the first time we were together. We’ve both been through so much. And we have matured into different people. And we are better together than we are apart. I love my hardwood floors.

Jack: Kyle, diane is already an integral part of this family. She’s your mother. She’s harrison’s dee dee. She adores that little boy every bit as much as we adore him. This is the natural next step.

Kyle: I can see how strongly you both feel. I appreciate that. But you must know not everyone is going to see this as a natural next step.

Jack: We are well aware of how others might react to this. We can’t let them dictate our decisions. We have chosen each other. We want to embrace this wonderful thing that has happened to us, and we are sincerely hoping the both of you can do the same.

Kyle: No, we want you to be happy. You have to know that.

Diane: We do.

Summer: And you do seem happy.

Kyle: But I am still struggling to understand why you feel the need to get married now. It’s a lot to process. We just — we need some time to let it sink in.

Diane: All right, that’s fair. We don’t want to push. We just hope that you can see it in your hearts to give us your blessing — at some point.

Jack: And we are trying to keep this quiet for right now. Of course, we wanted to tell you both, but if you could keep this to yourselves, we would appreciate that.

Summer: I will be very quiet, silent.

Jack: Well, we are headed to society. We’ll talk later.

Diane: Oh, kiss harrison for me.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ]

Summer: What the hell was that?

Nick: I’m not worried about adam making inroads with sally, if you’re asking if I’m jealous.

Victoria: Are you?

Nick: No, but I am worried that he’s going to cause sally a bunch of stress that she and the baby just don’t need.

Victoria: Well, just do your best to protect her. Make sure you keep your guard up.

Nick: I will. I would tell you to do the same, but I know your guard is always up when it comes to adam. And just so you know, adam did confirm dad’s plan.

Victoria: And what plan is that?

Nick: Once newman enterprises acquires mccall unlimited, adam’s gonna be placed in charge.

Victoria: [ Laughs ] That is never gonna happen.

Nick: Look, vick, I know fighting with dad is like a newman family staple, but i really think you should consider staying out of this one. Dad wants to bring adam closer to the family, and you know how he is. He’s not gonna quit until he gets what he wants.

Victoria: Well, then I guess he’s just gonna have to find another way to get what he wants.

Nick: By letting adam run mccall, it keeps him out of our business and lets him focus on something else.

Victoria: But then adam wins.

Nick: Who cares, vick? Let him, if it keeps him out of our hair.

Victoria: My plan is to fold mccall into newman, and I’m not gonna let dad and adam derail that.

Nick: Newman doesn’t need mccall. We’ve made a bunch of greatacquisitions. The company is doing great. Let’s just focus on what we have. Let adam and dad go off and do whatever they want away from us.

Victoria: Look, nicholas, i understand where you’re caution is coming from, but I am not gonna pass on this phenomenal opportunity so that dad can use mccall to lure adam back into the family, which is only gonna make him more beholden to dad, like some emotional hostage. It’s bad business. It’s miserable parenting. You and I — we’ve seen this movie before. We know that it ends in disaster for both of them.

Nick: So, now you’re worried about adam’s emotional well-being?

Victoria: I don’t want to fight with you right now.

Nick: Alright. Should we reschedule this fight for some other time?

Victoria: Hi, nate. What a pleasant surprise.

Phyllis: After that very unfortunate evening I had with you and michael, um… I had a moment. I had a wake-up call.

[ Chuckles ] I’ve been self-sabotaging. And it’s made me very unhappy. I don’t want to do that. You know? It’s not what I want.

Lauren: Well, good. I’m glad to hear it.

Phyllis: Yeah. And I am sorry.

Lauren: Wow. Look who’s getting better with the apology thing.

Phyllis: I know! I know!

Lauren: Wow.

Phyllis: Practice makes perfect.

Lauren: Yeah. You know, I so want to believe this change is positive and legit, but I still think you need some, you know, perspective and — and distance.

Phyllis: Okay. Sure. What do you have in mind?

Lauren: I have a great idea. Girls’ trip. Let’s go for the weekend to vegas. I have some business there, and it’s not gonna take too much time, which means you, my friend, can have some fun.

Phyllis: That’s great. I would love that. You know, um, why don’t we do that, but just not now. I can’t get away at the moment.

Lauren: Really? I mean, don’t take this the wrong way, but you don’t have a job and you’re fighting with your kids.

Phyllis: Why would I take that the wrong way?

Lauren: Look, I’m just asking you, what is keeping you from leaving?

Phyllis: I-I just have a lot of things going on, other things, and I just can’t leave town at the moment. You can’t run away from your problems, right?

Lauren: Honey.

Victor… why are you still

living with odors?

Jack: Evening. Lauren. Phyllis.

Lauren: Hi, jack.

Phyllis: Hey. You two look amazing.

Diane: Thos sincere.

Phyllis: Well, I’m just pointing out the obvious. That’s all.

Lauren: So, let’s just leave it there then, okay? An unspoiled, surprisingly civil moment.

Phyllis: I mean, I made an effort. That’s what I did. I get points for trying.

Diane: Oh, is that because you’re always keeping score?

Phyllis: That’s right. I was always keeping score, wasn’t I? I played a game, and I lost. And you know what that caused me? Nothing but misery. Nothing but misery. But, see, I want what you guys have. That’s what I want. I want romance and love and beauty. I want what they have. And, uh, that’s hard to get, isn’t it? It’s harder to sustain. Right? Especially in your current circumstance.

Jack: What circumstance?

Phyllis: I’m just surprised to see you back in town.

Nate: So, elena crashed as soon as we got home, but I still had all this energy, so I wanted to see you. The latest developments with tucker’s company have my mind working overtime.

Victoria: Yeah. That makes two of us.

Nate: I was thinking maybe we could continue strategizing about the deal?

Victoria: Yeah, of course. Um, nick and I — we just bumped into each other by chance.

Nick: Huh. Yeah. Um… I was just coming by to see sally.

Victoria: Well, you’re welcome to stick around for the discussion, if you’d like.

Nate: Absolutely. I would love to hear your input, nick.

Nick: Yeah, maybe next time. I got to get upstairs. You, uh, have a great conversation.

Victoria: Actually, I have been going over some of the numbers that I wanted to show you.

Nate: Okay.

Victoria: Well, this page here.

Nate: Yeah, I was going over this, as well.

Sally: Why are you here?

Adam: You know why, sally.

Sally: Refresh my memory.

Adam: Because we are meant to be.

Sally: I didn’t say that.

Adam: It doesn’t matter because it’s something that we both know is true. Do you remember how perfect things were when we were together? I mean, of course you do. It was impossible to forget.

Sally: I remember.

Adam: And up until that moment, both of us had lived lives like we were on the outside, like we were at war with the world and ourselves. And then suddenly there was this person in front of us that understood us. I mean, I saw you exactly for who you are. I accepted you. I loved you in a way that made you feel like you didn’t know what love was until that moment. We had a connection of a lifetime, and I know that you feel it just as much as I do. We are meant to be together. And that is what this baby represents. This is our love that is real. You and me, whoever, we’re gonna create this incredible person. Sally? Sally!

Sally: [ Breathing heavily ]

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: Sally! Sally? Sally, if you don’t open this door, I’m gonna call security! On the count of three. One, two — are you okay?

Sally: [ Exhales sharply ] Get in here.

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Sally: [ Breathing heavily ]

Victoria: You know tucker. He has been a bit unpredictable. I thought I knew what fueled him — to win at all costs.

Nate: Mm. You definitely understand that.

Victoria: Well, so do you. I mean, we’re both very ambitious, but it feels like tucker’s taking a different path.

Nate: Hmm. So, what do we think has changed?

Victoria: I don’t know. I’m not sure, but something is definitely different. Maybe after everything he’s been through, maybe he’s getting a little soft.

Nate: Is that what age and life experience do to you?

Victoria: Mm. Well, not to me, but for tucker, maybe. Or maybe he really does want to bridge the gap between him and devon. He has a grandchild now. And apparently he has a woman that he can’t get off his mind.

Nate: You’re talking about ashley, who bought up his debt.

Victoria: You know, he has been pursuing her since he came back to town. Ashley — she bought up all of his debt, yes, maybe to keep him engaged, maybe to keep him under her control.

[ Sighs ] Are they mixing what happens in the boardroom with the bedroom? I have no idea. At least, not yet. But regardless, buying up all of that debt was a very smart move on ashley’s part. It was very powerful. Something that I might have done. So, if the goal is to get tucker to sell his company to us, then we have to figure out why ashley did what she did. What does she want?

Nate: Control.

Victoria: Yes, that’s a very powerful motivator. Most people crave that.

Nate: Some more than others.Just me honest about it.

Nate: Okay, um, let’s try to connect the dots. Ashley is in a position to make demands of tucker. You think tucker offered to sell his company to devon. Is it logical that she’d use her leverage to force him into it?

Victoria: Logical? No. No. Why would ashley care about tucker’s company or who he sells it to? Why would she work so hard to try to repair the relationship between devon and tucker? No. It’s occam’s razor. The simplest answer is usually the most likely. They’re two very dynamic and powerful people with a passion for business and for each other.

Nate: She’s testing him to see how far he would go for her.

Victoria: Yeah.

Nate: It’s a game.

Victoria: Exactly. It’s a game, one that most men, I think, enjoy playing. We’re not talking about ashley and tucker anymore, are we?

Nate: We’re talking about us.

Victoria: Yeah, that’s right. We are. Nate, we should just stop dancing around this. What is going on between the two of us?

Kyle: Look, I… I-I’m not crazy. This engagement is impulsive, right?

Summer: Buying a pack of gum at the register — that is impulsive.

This is madness.

[ Exhales sharply ] We have thought about this being a possibility before.

Kyle: Yeah, but now it’s real.

Summer: It’s a little too real. I don’t know if I should tell you what I’m actually thinking right now.

Kyle: Please do.

Summer: Kyle, I’m wondering if this was diane’s plan all along.

Kyle: You know how diabolical she would have to be to come to town to try to marry my dad?

Summer: Maybe it was an unconscious thing. But then again, she did lure jack to L.A. Using mysterious texts and inserted herself in his life in underhanded ways. And, honestly, what about her has been on the up-and-up? It’s been secret after secret. And if you tally it all up —

Kyle: No, no, no, people aren’t equations. Most of the time, they’re a bundle of messy emotions. You and I are examples of that.

Summer: I’m not disagreeing with you there. I am just worried that you and jack are turning a blind eye to something.

Kyle: And I’m worried you’re never gonna be able to let go of your suspicions and give my mother a chance.

Summer: Are you serious right now, kyle? I have given your mom so many chances. But, no, I’m not gonna ignore that they are rushing into this, and it’s a red flag. Come on. You can’t actually think that them getting married right now is a good idea. We both know that things are moving way too fast.

Nick: I mean, you barely let me get a word out before you had my clothes off.

[ Chuckles ]

Sally: Are you complaining?

Nick: No. No way.

Sally: I should hope not.

Nick: No, it was [Chuckles] Amazing. Um…it just seemed a little urgent. Again, not complaining. I just was wondering if there was something behind it.

Sally: Well, I thought you liked my urgency and spontaneity.

Nick: I do so much. Don’t stop.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: I guess I’m talking more about the look that was in your eye when I first got here.

Sally: What do you think you saw?

Nick: [ Stammers ] I don’t know, uh…like maybe you were trying to lose yourself in the sex or something. Is… is there something going on i should know?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Inhales sharply ] Ohh. You’re right. There is something. She found it.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Yes. Something has been bothering me.

Nick: Tell me.

Sally: It’s summer.

Nick: I’m so sorry that you have to deal with that. I’m gonna talk to her again and just make sure she fully gets it. That you and I are good together.

Sally: No, look, that’s just it. The last time we ran into each other, I was ready for a whole nother round of name-calling and accusations. But she told me that you had talked to her, so I don’t know if that had an effect on her, but for summer, she was very muted. Like more than muted. Like she actually really wanted to try and make peace.

Nick: Hmm. I don’t see the problem.

Sally: It was just strange the way the whole conversation went. Like she started off as a concerned daughter, which I get, and then a concerned friend to me. And I would not say that we’re friends, but then the whole conversation veered into talking about adam, like how adam and I were so happy when we were together and this bond that we share. And now that we’re having this baby, it’s like we’re meant to be.

Nick: Well, obviously, i don’t agree with that. Did it bother you because maybe you were thinking you and adam were a better match than you and me are?

Sally: Of course not. Look, we don’t — we don’t have to get into all that again.

Nick: Well, you’re the one that brought it up. I just think that summer’s words are hitting you on a level you haven’t acknowledged yet. Are you still feeling conflicted?

Kyle: I want my mom and dad to be happy. I see how much they love each other and it makes me remember when I was a kid, that was all I wanted — to see them happy and together.

Summer: But you’re an adult now.

Kyle: But seeing them this happy, it makes me worried. My dad has put his whole heart and soul into this, and it’s clear how much they love each other. But is getting married the right thing for them? It’s happening so fast, and there’s so many reasons why they’re not on the road to happily ever after.

Summer: Starting with jeremy stark.

Kyle: Even if he didn’t exist and he wasn’t on his way to europe to track them down, it sounded like my dad wanted to ignore reality. It’s like he’s setting himself up to be hurt again.

Jack: Excuse me. You said you were surprised we were back in town. Why?

Phyllis: I don’t know what you’re getting at. I mean, I knew you were going out of town. You were going to be gone for a while, but then you came back, and here you are. I mean, I guess that makes sense.

Jack: What do you mean? Makes sense how?

Phyllis: Well, I mean, summer and kyle must have told you that jeremy stark was flying to paris to find you.

Diane: How did you know that?

Lauren: Yeah, what is all this about?

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] I was the one who told him. Dry skin is sensitive skin, too.

Victoria: I’m gonna get a room upstairs. I’d really like for you to join me. I won’t be insulted or take it personally if you choose not to. But this has nothing to do with your job or our professional relationship. One has nothing to do with the other. Either way, that’s up to you.

Sally: It’s just that summer was really friendly after that, like she was, like, putting on airs and I just… I just wasn’t buying it.

Nick: Well, it sounds to me like she was trying, but the animosity is still there. I mean, you two had quite the history.

Sally: Yeah, I’m sure she believes I deserve a head game or two after what I did to her.

Nick: You know what? My daughter may be trying to pull one over you, but I don’t want that for you. I don’t like the effect it’s having. I just want you to exist in this bubble of peace and harmony.

Sally: I’m gonna tell you the truth, okay? There is no bubble of peace and harmony.

Nick: What?

Sally: Yeah.

Nick: Oh, man. Okay. You know, regardless of my daughter’s motives, are you feeling any new conflict where adam is concerned?

Sally: No, I’m not.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: I just have been having these stupid thoughts, like these anxiety dreams of what the future might hold and what it might look like for me and all the grief and negativity that might be coming my way as we move forward.

Nick: Well, it’s not gonna be easy. But we’re gonna get through it.

Sally: Yeah. I just seriously wonder if I’m gonna be able to handle the onslaught that’s about to come from your family.

Summer: You’re worried that diane could break your dad’s heart?

Kyle: And that they’re in danger and she may have to leave again. There are so many unknowns, including the looming threat they want to ignore. Do they think that he’s just going to go away on his own?

Summer: Getting engaged is definitely not gonna get rid of jeremy stark.

Kyle: And if it’s so right, why are they keeping it from people?

Summer: Well, we know why. Because they know how problematic it is and that no one is gonna welcome this news.

Kyle: No one.

Summer: Oh, my gosh. Oh, just wait until my mom hears about this. It is not gonna be pretty.

Phyllis: Oh, gosh, I’m embarrassed to admit this. Here it goes. Jeremy stark came to me and asked me to be part of his scheme to get to you.

Diane: It’s not surprising.

Phyllis: Well, I told him i wanted nothing to do with it.

Diane: You know, phyllis, there’s something about this

Phyllis: You know what? Jeremy stark scares me. He is a very, very dangerous guy. I mean, I saw in him right away what you eventually came to see. But I don’t want him in any of our lives.

Diane: Maybe you should have thought of that before you called him to begin with.

Phyllis: You know what, you are right. My fight with you cost me so much, diane. It cost me my relationship with my kids. And I’m working very, very hard to fix that and make amends. And that’s why I went to summer and kyle and told them that jeremy was on his way to europe to find you. So… hey, enough of me. Enough of me. Go enjoy your dinner. Go, go, go, go. Enjoy.

Jack: Yeah.

Phyllis: What?

Lauren: That was quite a performance.

Phyllis: What are you talking about?

Lauren: What the hell are you up to?

Phyllis: I’m not up to anything. Really. See, I wish for diane and jack nothing but happiness.

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Audra: Hey.

Victoria: Hello. Um, I was looking for nate. I have some follow-up notes about something we discussed earlier. Do you happen to know where he went?

Audra: Uh, he ran out not too long ago. He was, uh, running late for some couple’s time he and elena had planned. You know, nate is such a sweet guy, right? He’s always working hard to balance his career with romance.

[ Sighs ] If only all men could be like him, right? In my book, that man’s a keeper. Elena is such a lucky woman.

Nate: Hey. Sorry I am late. My meeting with victoria ran long, but it was worth it. Totally exhilarating. I’m talking, even when we’re on opposite sides of an issue, somehow we still inspire each other. The synergy between us is unreal.

Elena: “Unreal.” That’s how you describe your relationship with your boss?

Nate: Of course. We have much more than an employer/employee relationship.

Elena: How much more? Look, nate, I’m glad that you’re enjoying your work, but tell me, what’s going on with you and victoria?

Kyle: There you are. I was worried when you didn’t come back to the office. Look at you. Even with the weight of the world on your shoulders, you still somehow manage to look as lovely as ever.

Summer: Must be all the jabot products.

Kyle: That smile didn’t exactly reach your eyes. Are you worried about my parents fleeing town? Or jeremy stark? Or maybe it’s your dad’s strange relationship with sally? Or are you concerned about the safety and well-being of our son?

Summer: How about all of the above?

Kyle: I know there’s a lot going on right now, but we’ll work through it.

Summer: How? How are we going to work through this, kyle? I mean, I… I’m trying to stay positive, but there’s so much going on, and I haven’t even told you about the run-in that I had with my mom earlier today.

Kyle: What happened with phyllis?

Summer: I just have a bad feeling.

Kyle: About what?

Summer: I thought that she was letting go of her obsession with diane, she was going to focus on rebuilding her relationships with me and daniel. But now that that doesn’t seem to be working out for her,

Kyle: Mm-hmm, her focus is back on my mother.

Summer: Yeah.

Jack: That must be a very good page.

Diane: What’s that?

Jack: You’ve been on that same page for 20 minutes.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry, jack. I’m just… I’m having a hard time focusing. I have this terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that something’s wrong. I mean, we’re here, relaxing in the cabin, safe and sound, but back home, there’s a storm coming.

Jeremy: [ Scoffs ] Amazing. Diane and jack went to all that trouble to convince us they went on some extravagant world tour, but they never left wisconsin?

Phyllis: They’re in a little rustic cabin in the woods just up the highway.

Jeremy: Did they really think they could get away with this? Oh, that’s so brazen. Well, if nothing else, they’re quite clever.

Phyllis: They think they’re clever.

Jeremy: Yeah, they also think they’re untouchable. It’s time to prove them wrong. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

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Phyllis: Alright, we can’t rush into this. We got to make sure all our angles are covered. There’s no room for failure. You know that, right?

Jeremy: Okay, I’ve thought through every detail. It’s a point of pride for me.

Phyllis: I understand that, but I have a lot more to lose than you do.

Jeremy: Well, it sounds like you’ve been thinking about this, so I’m sure you have some suggestions.

Phyllis: I do. But I need you to know something. When I’m in, I’m in 100%. There’s nobody in this town that is more resourceful than I am in getting what they want. Do you get that?

Jeremy: Oh, that’s good to hear. So what do we do first?

Phyllis: Your plan is good. I think it’s very solid. But this is the thing. This is the abbott cabin that they’re staying at. They know everything about it. They know the whole lay of the land up there.

Jeremy: Okay, so you’re saying we need to even the playing field?

Phyllis: I’m saying we need to lure them back here.

Jeremy: Well, if you want them back, there are plenty of things I can do to get them back here.

Phyllis: I know that, but i want to be very clear on this. Very, very clear. My family can’t get hurt. My daughter, kyle, harrison, they can’t be used as pawns.

Jeremy: Okay, so how are we going to get them to come back to town?

Phyllis: We make them think that the dangerous element has disappeared. We basically do the same thing to them that they did to you, but we do it better. We do it much better.

Nate: What’s going on between me and victoria? What are you talking about? Where is this coming from?

Elena: I ran into audra at crimson lights, and what started off as casual conversation turned into something rather enlightening.

Nate: Okay, enlighten me. What did she have to say?

Elena: Audra noticed an interesting dynamic developing between you and victoria, something that crosses the boundaries of a normal employee/employer relationship. You know, more personal than professional?

Nate: No, I don’t know.

Elena: I haven’t accused you of anything, nate, but I need you to be straight with me.

Nate: Always. Look, trust me, the only thing that’s going on between me and victoria is business. She’s my boss, and I admire her, the way her mind works, her business acumen. Look, I am learning a lot from her, and I won’t deny that we work well together, okay? She encourages me to grow and expand. Nothing, and I mean nothing like the way I was stifled and dismissed at chancellor-winters. I don’t understand why we have to go through this again. I thought you understood my relationship with victoria, and, honestly, I thought you appreciated it.

Victoria: You know, I have to agree with you. Elena is very fortunate to have a man like nate in her life, but I feel like I’m very lucky to have him as an employee. And you’re lucky, too, aren’t you?

Audra: I am, yes.

Victoria: You know, your instincts were correct about tucker. I paid a visit to devon, and he all but confirmed tucker offering mccall to him.

Audra: I know the man quite well.

Victoria: That’s exactly what I’m counting on. I need you to let me know what you think his next move might be.

Audra: Well, if my instincts are on point, when tucker doesn’t get his way, he either fights harder, gets angry, or moves on to something else. It all just depends on his mood at the time.

Victoria: So it’s possible that he could get fed up with devon if his offer isn’t getting the kind of traction that he’s looking for.

Audra: Yeah, his attention span lasts as long as his desire for something and his certainty he can get it. So he could very well get tired of waiting for devon.

Victoria: Alright. So then we push him in that direction. We find something to distract him, something with a big payoff. We draw his focus away from devon, so maybe he’ll forget about that plan, and then newman will be right there to make the deal.

Jack: Talk to me. What brought this on?

Diane: Thank you. I — I don’t want to ruin our time here together.

Jack: You’re not ruining anything. I could see something was on your mind. I wanted to give you the space to work through it on your own.

Diane: Well, I appreciate that. Jack, it’s been lovely here with you, it’s been peaceful, it’s been really romantic, but something happened today.

Jack: What?

Diane: Well, while you were out, a strange call came in on the landline, and it has me rattled.

Jack: Who was it? What did they say?

Diane: Well, that’s just it. By the time I answered it, no one was there. I can’t stop thinking it was jeremy.

Jack: There’s no way stark would know we are here.

Diane: Yeah, but what if he found us and he’s heard my voice and he’s on his way here? Or — or worse yet, what if he’s using our family as some sort of leverage?

Jack: Okay, you are letting your fear and imagination run wild. Wrong numbers, bad connections, hang-ups — that happens all the time.

Diane: I realize that. But there’s a possibility that jeremy got some information and pieced it together. The first thing he’d do is to call to see if I’d answer.

Jack: That’s a pretty long shot, diane.

Diane: Well, maybe, maybe not. But if he knows we’re here, then he knows that we’re not home to protect our family. Jack, we have left our family just sitting in the cross hairs.

Kyle: Did phyllis say something specific about going after my mom?

Summer: Nothing specific, no, but she seemed really interested in diane and jack.

Kyle: How so?

Summer: [ Sighs ] Well, it started with her saying that she bought a present for harrison.

Kyle: Okay. Nothing wrong with that. Unless she’s trying to find her way in through an innocent child.

Summer: Exactly. So she said she wanted to bring the gift by the house, but that jack and diane wouldn’t want to see her there. And then she asked all of these questions like, “are they home? Where are they? How long are they going to be gone for?” All these questions that had nothing to do with harrison and were none of her business.

Kyle: Could that just be phyllis being nosy. That would be in character, wouldn’t it?

Summer: I guess.

Kyle: Isn’t it possible that she’s just digging because she always likes to be in the loop?

Summer: It’s possible, but, kyle, we need to be vigilant. We’re in a dangerous situation with stark, and my mom is acting suspicious. I don’t know. Just something doesn’t sit right with me.

Phyllis: Oh, good. There you are.

Summer: Mom, it’s really not a good time.

Phyllis: It’s very, very important.

Summer: We’re not going to tell you where jack and diane are, so please just stop trying.

Phyllis: Listen, listen, i know you don’t want to talk to me. You don’t want to be seen with me. I get it. I get it. But I wouldn’t be trying to track you down if it wasn’t completely necessary.

Summer: What’s completely necessary that you need to talk to us about?

Phyllis: It’s about jeremy stark. He’s on his way right now to paris to find jack and diane, and this time — this time, he thinks he will absolutely find them.

Summer: What?

Kyle: But how is it you know this? (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining:

Phyllis: Listen, um, I don’t blame you for asking me that. I don’t blame you at all. I’m going to be 100% honest with you two. Okay? Really. Ever since jeremy stark got into town, he has been hounding me. I mean, almost obsessed with me, asking me to team up with him to exact revenge on diane.

Summer: Are you serious?

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. 100% serious. I flat out told him no, but it’s the truth.

Kyle: Why are we just finding out about this now?

Phyllis: Well, I didn’t think you’d believe me if I told you that. See? I didn’t think you’d believe me, or you’d think that I was painting myself out to be a saint. I mean, it was lose/lose for me.

Summer: What about now? What’s changed?

Phyllis: Well, this is a very, very real threat. Guys, jeremy stark isn’t just talking about revenge on diane. He’s not just talking about hurting them. He’s actually flying to europe to find them. He is dangerous. If you don’t know that for yourself, at least know it for jack and diane.

Kyle: Excuse me. I need to go make a phone call. Damn it. I forgot my phone again.

Phyllis: Looking for this?

Kyle: Right. Thanks.

Elena: I don’t want to fight with you about this. I probably shouldn’t have even agreed to meet with you for drinks tonight. I’m sorry.

Nate: No, no. No need for apologies.

Elena: It’s just, after we fought so hard to get back to a good place, the last thing I want to do is create tension between us again. We cannot go back to that horrible dark space we were in.

Nate: I promise you, we are not going back there.

Elena: I don’t know. Maybe I’m just looking for trouble where it doesn’t exist.

Nate: I understand. Trust me.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] It’s not like you and victoria are having an affair.

Nate: Exactly. Look, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to my professional relationships. I’m all yours. I love you. And only you. And, look, if you ever feel too tired to go out again after work, all you have to do is just say so, okay? We can just go home, spend time together, just us.

Elena: That is exactly where I want to be, cuddled up in bed with you.

Nate: Come here.

[ Sighs ] Let’s get you home.

Victoria: Thank you. Okay, good night.

Audra: You know, I really admire you. Your laser-like focus on achieving your goals is inspiring. You decide you want mccall unlimited, and nothing will stand in your way. And, you know, despite how much you obviously value your own family, you don’t hesitate to get in the middle of other families. You know, like when you worked with nate to acquire chancellor-winters.

Victoria: That was strictly a business proposition.

Audra: Yeah, but you understand that people are responsible for their own choices. You focus on newman’s bottom line and not on nate ruining his relationship with his cousins. And now you’re not at all afraid of getting between a father and son.

Victoria: You know, unlike the people that you just named, the newman family has always been united. Even when we’re fighting and struggling to see eye-to-eye, our allegiances are very clearly defined and unquestionable.

Audra: I suppose few families can claim that.

Victoria: And if one family member can be swayed in a particular direction, they’re the weak link, and the person doing the swaying, they’re not the issue, right? Because everybody has to be pulling together in the same direction, working for the same goal on the same page, or else everything falls apart.

Audra: So, just to be clear, we’re talking about swaying tucker away from devon, right?

Jack: Diane, your family is fine. The security team is on full-time duty and maximum alert.

Diane: You say that, but is it enough?

Jack: Your family is safe. Okay, try to remember why we came here in the first place, to give ourselves some time to think clearly, not to avoid physical threat. We needed to remove ourselves from jeremy’s psychological warfare. But it seems that being this far away from our family has created its own problems.

Diane: Yes, because I don’t feel any safer, jack, or any less agitated.

Jack: I know that. I understand. We played right into jeremy stark’s hands. We inflicted this on ourselves.

Diane: Maybe we should just go home. That way, we can lay eyes on the people that matter most to us instead of relying on some security agency.

Jack: You know if I felt for one moment anyone was not safe, I would be home in a flash.

Diane: Jack, please.

Jack: But if it gives you peace of mind —

[ Cellphone ringing ] It’s kyle. When cold symptoms keep you up,

Victoria: Of course we’re talking about devon and tucker. My plan is to get them each on separate paths. What exactly did you think I meant?

Audra: Oh, I wasn’t sure.

Victoria: We’re discussing a specific business strategy, audra. So if you’re reading something into this, then —

Audra: I-I don’t know what i would read into. What you said was perfectly clear. If two people in any kind of relationship get split apart by a third person, it’s not the third person’s fault. It just wasn’t meant to be.

Victoria: That’s exactly what I meant. And that’s what we’re going to do to devon and tucker.

Audra: I’ll let nate know you stopped by.

Jack: I did not see that coming. Thanks, kyle. Yeah, I love you, too, son. Talk soon.

Diane: Is everything okay? Has — has jeremy made threats? Is harrison safe?

Jack: No, everything’s fine. Kyle just called with some interesting information. Apparently, stark left town for europe in hot pursuit of us.

Diane: What? Why? I — I don’t believe that.

Jack: Uh-huh, I didn’t believe it, either, except kyle called his friend at the airport and verified stark did indeed charter a flight to paris. It left earlier today.

Diane: So he’s gone?

Jack: Well, let’s not throw caution to the wind. I mean, why would he think we were in paris? This could all be a trick, very much like the one we pulled on him earlier.

Diane: Exactly. And it’s just like jeremy to pull something like that.

Jack: Listen, you were — you were talking about how you wanted to come out of hiding and go home. Maybe it’s time we do that — cautiously.

Diane: Thank you. Oh. What do we do about this? Do we tell people about our engagement?

Jack: Absolutely.

Diane: Really? Who? Who do we tell?

Jack: The whole world, my love. The whole world.

Diane: Okay.

[ Chuckles ]

Summer: I really hope what you’re saying about stark is true.

Phyllis: It is. I have no reason to lie. I mean, despite what you might think, I don’t want to see diane and jack hurt, okay? I have my priorities straight.

Summer: What are they?

Phyllis: You, summer. My priority is you. It always has been you. It absolutely kills me that you can’t see that.

Summer: Sorry. It’s a little hard to have any sympathy for you, mom, because you’ve given me so many reasons to not put any faith in what you say.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Okay. Trust me, I’m working very, very hard to change this.

Summer: I really hope that everything that you’re saying is true. ‘Cause I want to believe in you. I-I do miss you.

Phyllis: I miss you, too.

Summer: But if missing you is the price I have to pay to not be disappointed by you again, so be it.

Victoria: Oh. Elena, I’m really surprised to see you here. Well, last I heard, you and nate were going to be enjoying a couple’s night out.

Elena: Yeah, that was the plan, but after a long day at the hospital, I needed some rest, and then I decided i needed some of sharon’s tea. So here I am. I wouldn’t be surprised if nate snuck off to the office.

Victoria: Oh, yes, that sounds like nate.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, please, put your drink on my tab.

Elena: Oh, thanks, but that’s not necessary.

Victoria: No, I insist. I mean, really, it’s an apology for all of the late nights that I have kept nate at the office.

Elena: So how is he doing at newman?

Victoria: He couldn’t be better. I mean, working with him is like a total dream. He’s collaborative, creative, respectful. He’s very strong and determined. You know, working together with him is really perfect because we’re — we’re very in tune.

Elena: That is quite an endorsement.

Victoria: Maybe that’s why none of the other newman media ceos have worked out, because maybe — maybe this job was meant for nate.

Elena: Maybe.

Victoria: You know, honestly, I think that if he keeps this up and if he sticks with me, I can see even bigger and better things in his future.

Elena: Hm. Cleaning is the worst.

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Kyle: Hey.

Summer: Were you able to reach jack?

Kyle: I was. I also checked to see if stark chartered a flight to paris. He did. Left not too long ago.

Summer: So my mom was telling the truth?

Kyle: It appears that way. I think my parents are going to come back to genoa city. What? Are you still unsure about the whole thing?

Summer: I don’t know. I mean, my mom had your phone. It’s suspicious.

Kyle: Yeah, I’m always forgetting my phone, leaving it places. Besides, I don’t know what she could get from it. It’s password-protected.

Summer: I know. It’s just… why would jeremy think your parents were in paris, anyway? What evidence does he have for that? And he was so sure about it that he chartered a plane to go over there and look for them? Something’s just not adding up for me. Kyle…. [ Sighs ] What if my mom didn’t have a change of heart at all and she actually is working with jeremy stark?

Kyle: Thought did cross my mind.

Summer: That means that your parents could be walking right into a trap set by my mom. Should they be even heading back right now?

Kyle: Look, I get your concern. But dad said they were planning on returning even before my call. Stark leaving town is just an added bonus. With or without him flying off to paris, they were coming home. But rest assured, no one is letting down their guard.

Nate: Audra, what is going on with you? Tell me, where is it written in your list of duties as my coo that you get to meddle in my personal affairs?

Audra: What are you talking about?

Nate: I just saw elena, and it sounds like you’ve been filling her head with all kinds of nonsense.

Audra: About what?

Nate: About my business relationship with victoria.

Audra: [ Sighs ]

Nate: She and I have established a strong rapport, completely professional. Why would you try to turn that into something it’s not?

Audra: I did nothing of the kind.

Nate: Listen, I have finally found a workplace that nurtures growth and encourages new ideas and forward thinking. I hired you because I thought that was something that you and I had.

Audra: We do. And I truly appreciate it. Look, I apologize if anything i said to elena may have led to a misunderstanding.

Nate: Right, a misunderstanding.

Audra: Yes. Really. Elena asked how things were going at the office, and I gave her a glowing report about how the energy here is extremely collaborative and close, mostly in part thanks to you. Okay, I told her how I often feel very in sync with my boss, you, and how you often feel very in sync with your boss, victoria. I was just trying to describe the inclusive vibe around the office.

Nate: Mm-hmm. And that’s all you said?

Audra: What else is there for me to say? Look, I never meant to imply that anyone had anything more than a strictly professional relationship around here. Do you need me to call elena and try to rectify my mistake?

Victoria: You know, you really must be so proud of nate and all that he’s accomplished.

Elena: Yeah, of course I am. I think he’s brilliant.

Victoria: Well, then it’s no surprise to you how, uh, there is no stopping him once he’s set his mind to something. That’s when he really excels. I remember from personal experience what an amazing doctor he was, but now it’s — it’s impressive to see how quickly he’s pivoted into being an incredible businessman.

Elena: Yeah, he’s very talented.

Victoria: I can’t imagine anyone knowing him that would expect anything less. Anyway, it was nice running into you.

Elena: Yeah, you, too.

Victoria: Have a good evening.

Elena: Bye.


Nate: [ Sighs ]

Elena: [ Clears throat ]

Nate: Hey. Oh, thank you. I, uh — I thought you were headed home.

Elena: Yeah, that was the plan, but I felt horrible about overreacting and questioning you earlier, and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to sleep unless I apologized.

Nate: Like I said, I totally understand.

Elena: I don’t think you do. Nate, I am so scared that we are going to fall back into this contentious pattern that almost ended our relationship.

Nate: That is not going to happen. I am truly happy here at newman. I feel valued here. Look, the last time we had trouble, I was at chancellor-winters. You know that was a whole different kind of beast.

Elena: But work is work, no matter how much you enjoy it, and I don’t want you to overlook the fact that every job is going to be demanding and difficult at some point, even in the best environments.

Nate: Okay, you want me to quit?

Elena: No, not at all. Nate, I support you, I’m proud of you, and I want to be by your side, supporting you as you succeed.

Nate: It means a lot.

Elena: But I also see you sinking a little deeper every day, and that’s what worries me. We almost broke up because of the pressure of working in the business world. It was like it was changing you.

Nate: But I didn’t change. And besides, what would you have me do?

Elena: [ Sighs ] I love seeing you this happy. It makes me happy. But I also can’t forget how close I was to losing you. So what happens when things get difficult and human? Am I going to lose you forever?

Jack: Awful lot of luggage for what ended up being a very short trip. Hey, you seemed awfully quiet on the drive back.

Diane: Hm.

Jack: You wanted to come home. Are you having second thoughts? I consider it my job now to make sure you are safe and secure wherever you lay your head.

Diane: I haven’t given jeremy much thought since kyle said he was gone. No, actually, I have been thinking of the news about our engagement.

Jack: Oh, that’s so much more pleasant.

Diane: Yeah, and I appreciate you wanting to tell the world that we’re in love and getting married, and I-I feel the same way. But, you know, we need to be practical and sensitive right now. We need to make sure kyle’s okay with this.

Jack: Well, agreed, but we have to tell him.

Diane: Yes, but it might take him some time to come to grips with the idea.

Jack: Oh, I think he’ll come around a lot quicker than you think. He knows we’re in love.

Diane: I know, but just because this feels so right to us doesn’t mean he’s going to feel the same way. You know, we can’t — we can’t force him into accepting that we’re getting married.

Jack: I think he’ll embrace it pretty quickly, and when he does, we will tell the rest of the world. We will shout it from the rooftops!

Diane: [ Laughs ] You know, we’re guaranteed to face some criticism.

Jack: We can’t worry about those people. We need to stay focused on us and our happiness.

Diane: Yeah, I wish I could put all of those people out of my mind, but the reality is, this news is going to be troubling to some people, and I would hate for anybody to get upset over something that gives us so much joy.

Jack: I appreciate your compassion, and I agree with you. So here’s what I suggest. We tell immediate family now, and we tell our friends and extended family later on.

Diane: Okay. Thank you for understanding. And we can scandalize the rest of genoa city later.

[ Chuckles ] Oh.

Jack: What?

Diane: I guess I’m going to have to wait to show off my gorgeous ring.

Phyllis: It’s done.

Jeremy: They know?

Phyllis: Kyle and summer think that you left town.

Jeremy: You think they bought it?

Phyllis: I think summer has her doubts, but kyle, he left immediately. Probably to summon his dad back into town.

Jeremy: Good. Bringing you on board seems to be one of my more brilliant ideas after all.

Phyllis: It was your most brilliant idea. Alright, mastermind, what’s next? Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches

Jeremy: I suspect the next steps will be the hardest for you.

Phyllis: I’ll decide what’s hard for me.

Jeremy: It may involve you getting back into the abbotts’ good graces.

Phyllis: I’m not doing that.

Jeremy: We need access to diane’s personal property. That means you need to get back into jack’s house.

Phyllis: Listen, I’ve tried to make nice with diane. It didn’t work.

Jeremy: This is where I can do anything, phyllis. Confidence comes in. Now, if you don’t think you can do it, I’ll just get one of my associates to do a quick “b” and “E.”

Phyllis: No. You’re not going to have some random burglar hit up the abbott house. I told you, I’m protecting my family. What is it? I’ll do anything. What do I need to do?

Jeremy: That’s what I like to hear. We need one or two small items that belong to diane, things specific and personal to her. There needs to be no mistaking who they belong to.

Kyle: Mom, dad, glad you’re home.

Summer: Yeah, welcome back.

Jack: Yeah, we missed you. Not that we were gone that long. Thank you very much for the heads-up on stark’s departure.

Diane: Yes, and if it’s true and if he’s really gone, then that’s good news.

Kyle: If it is true, it will most likely be temporary. Stark isn’t a stupid man, and he’ll realize he’s on a wild goose chase and eventually come back here.

Jack: Well, at very least, it will buy us some time to decide what to do next as a family.

Diane: And speaking of family, we have something else we need to discuss with you. It’s urgent.

Summer: What is it?

Diane: No, no, no, it’s nothing wrong. Actually, it’s quite wonderful.

Jack: I proposed to diane, and, lucky me, she accepted.

Nate: Come here. Stop worrying, okay? You will never lose me. I love you. Yes, I lost my way for a little while there, but now I am here, okay? The man you love is back. And, yes, I’ve been working hard, but I’ve been doing that for us, for our future together.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Sorry. I need to take this. Hey, victoria.

Victoria: Hey. Forgive me for intruding on your evening. I went by your office, and audra told me that you had gone to spend some time with elena.

Nate: She did, did she?

Victoria: Then I ran into elena at crimson lights, and she said that she was going home to get some sleep. So I assume that means maybe you have time to meet for a drink. Um, there are some aspects of the mccall acquisition that I’d love to discuss with you.

Nate: I’m sorry, victoria, but elena’s here with me in the office right now, and we were about to head home. Can it wait until the morning?

Victoria: Yeah, of course. Of course, nate. Yeah, enjoy your evening. We can — we can talk tomorrow.

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Billy: I love this.

Chelsea: Yeah?

Billy: It’s like a whole separate world.

Chelsea: Yeah. And each area of concern for our hero is a different style.

Billy: Yeah, family, work, romance. I get it. It’s all here.

Chelsea: Right. Right. So, part of the challenge is balancing the three.

Billy: And that depends on the stage in the life of the hero.

Chelsea: Yep.

Billy: It’s — it’s great.

Chelsea: Yes!

Billy: You’re really onto something.

Chelsea: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

[ Laughs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Chloe: Chelsea, are you home?

Chelsea: Oh.

[ Both chuckle ]

[ Clears throat ]

[ Door opens ] Hi! This is a surprise!

Chloe: Hi. Yeah. Sorry for just showing up, but i was in the neighborhood, and i just wanted to check in and see how you were doing.

Chelsea: Yeah. I’m good. Well, come on in.

Chloe: Okay. Thanks.

Billy: Hey, chloe.

Chloe: Hi. Um, look who’s here. I — I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize that you had company. Is this a bad time?

Nikki: I was so happy to get your invitation. We haven’t been able to catch up in a while.

Summer: I know. That’s my fault. Um, things have been really hectic lately.

Nikki: Hectic? What’s bothering you, honey? Or do I already know?

Summer: It’s — it’s dad and the situation with sally.

Nikki: That makes two of us. I don’t understand why he wants to get mixed up with a person whose life is so chaotic. I mean, what does he see in her? Everything else in the rest of his life is great. But leave it to sally spectra to bring on the trouble.

Summer: Especially now, with a baby on the way.

Nikki: Baby? What baby?

Nick: So, I basically laid down the law with summer. I told her she needs to have an open mind about our relationship.

Sally: I hate to cause friction between you and your daughter.

Nick: Ah, don’t worry about it. She and I are crazy close. We’re strong enough to get through it.

Sally: Well, I don’t doubt that. Must be nice to be so strong.

Nick: It is a heavy burden at times.

Sally: Mm-hmm, of course it is.

[ Both chuckle ] I could definitely use some of that strength. I really need to get my life together.

Nick: What do you mean?

Sally: Well, I was just waiting in limbo for so long to, you know, tell adam about the baby. And now that I have, I need to focus on other things in my life, like my career. You know, chloe and I are prepping for a follow-up meeting with jill. Of course, we’re just — you know, it’s more about jill’s schedule right now, unless victor decides to tank us again.

Nick: Don’t you worry about that. I’m planning on using my legendary strength to make sure he stays the hell out of that.

Sally: Well, thank you.

Nick: It would be nice to lock in a contract with chancellor-winters, though.

Sally: Oh, yeah. They would be a huge client. I mean, they have tons of offices and restaurants and hotels, all kinds of properties that could use interior design. And I really actually want to tour some of them so I could start to have an idea about, like, the function, the colors, the textures. That way, chloe and I have specific recommendations we can give to jill and impress her all over again.

Nick: That’s excellent thinking. Where are all these properties? And would you like to use the newman jet to get to them?

Sally: [ Laughs ] Yeah, I’m sure that would go over really big with victoria.

Nick: I’m the coo. I can reserve the jet whenever the hell I want.

Sally: Well, that is very generous of you. I really appreciate the gesture. But no thank you. We are gonna fly commercial.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: Yeah. I mean, our research has absolutely nothing to do with newman, so we’re not entitled to the newman perks, and that includes riding on a fancy corporate jet, especially from you. I mean, our… we’re not in that stage of our relationship yet.

Nick: Fair enough.

Adam: Uh, hope I’m not interrupting.

Sally: Uh, adam, we were actually having a private conversation.

Adam: Ah, okay. Well, this will just take a few minutes of your time. Um, I have not been able to stop thinking about the baby, and i have a proposition for you, one that I hope you will seriously consider.


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Billy: [ Chuckles ] I’m gonna get out of here.

Chelsea: Well, it was sweet of you to stop by.

Chloe: Well, please do not leave on my account.

Billy: No, no, it’s okay. I don’t want to overstay my welcome.

Chelsea: You could never overstay your welcome. But since chloe’s here…

Billy: I got errands to do. I’m gonna pop downstairs, grab a coffee, and then go do what I need to do.

Chelsea: Oh.

Billy: Good to see you.

Chloe: You too.

Billy: You’re amazing. I’ll, uh — I’ll be in touch.

Chelsea: Okay.

Billy: Okay.

[ Sighs ]

Sally: Well, what exactly are you suggesting?

Adam: Um, look, I just want to make things as easy as I can for you.

Sally: In what sense?

Adam: Look [Sighs] It’s important that you and our child are settled and you’re comfortable from the very beginning, so… I would like to buy you a house.

Sally: A house?

Adam: Yeah. I mean, you weren’t planning on staying in this hotel forever, were you?

Sally: Well, no. I mean, obviously, I would like more room. I just haven’t gotten around to, you know, beginning the process, calling realtors, looking at properties.

Adam: Yeah, yeah, I mean, i understand it’s the beginning stages. Feels like you have all the time in the world, but, you know, time is gonna start flying by before you know it. I mean, doesn’t it make sense to find a house and move in and get ready before the baby arrives? I mean, you could use your design skills to put your own stamp on it.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Adam —

Adam: Please let me do this for you. I know your folks moved around a lot when you were a kid and they never gave you a place to call home. But you and our child — you can have a nursery to read bedtime stories. You can have a yard to play in, a wall with pictures and happy memories. You know, everything that you dreamed of as a child. I want to help make that happen.

Nikki: Sally is pregnant? Oh, my god. I had no idea.

Summer: Yes, sally is having a baby, but it’s not dad’S. It’s adam’S.

Nikki: [ Gasps ] Hallelujah! No. No, no, this is still a mess.

Summer: It’s what she does best.

Nikki: I have seen nicholas almost every day at the office, and he hasn’t said anything. And I’ll bet victor doesn’t know. He would have said something.

Summer: Um, here’s the thing, grandma. I know that it’s a lot to ask, but could you please not tell grandpa about this? At least, until dad or adam gets a chance to tell him.

Nikki: That he’s having another grandchild? I-I don’t know. I mean, for me to know and not tell him…

Summer: I know. I know. I know. It was really unfair for me to dump all of this on you, but i just — I needed to talk to somebody who would be just as horrified as I am, but the thing is, if grandpa confronts dad about this before he’s ready, it’s gonna cause this huge conflict. And nobody wants that, right?

Nikki: Wow. As rationalizations go, that’s — that’s a bit of a stretch, summer. But…alright. For the sake of the baby. It’s not healthy to have stress during pregnancy.

Summer: Thank you.

Nikki: I wish that nicholas would tell victor already, but he’s probably too embarrassed and upset, doesn’t want to talk about it.

Summer: This is the thing, grandma. He’s not wallowing in self-pity. Dad is actually still seeing sally.

Nikki: They’re not breaking up?

Summer: [ Exhales sharply ] I guess this thing with adam was a one-time occasion and sally doesn’t have any desire to get back together with him.

Nikki: Oh, no, sure. Why should she? She can have nicholas.

Summer: I actually think that I’m the most upset about all of this. And I kind of blew up at sally. I told her how selfish I thought she was being and how she’s using my dad. And then dad came over and told me how wrong I was and how this hasn’t changed his feelings for sally at all.

Nikki: Unbelievable. He is too noble for his own good.

Summer: I know, right? It’s like he can’t see what’s going on, and it kills me.

Nikki: Trust me. I know exactly how you feel.

Summer: I wish that this could all work out for dad. I really do but when I play it out in my head, there’s really only one word that could sum it up.

Nikki: “Disaster.” I mean, how can he think that they can stay together when she is having his brother’s child? And I can only imagine what adam thinks about all of this.

[ Sighs ] If only there were a way that nicholas could walk away now, before it gets more complicated.

Summer: Maybe there is.

…I’m over 45.

Nikki: I would dearly love to get nicholas out of this, but i worry that any kind of maneuver would backfire. I mean, in the past, whenever i told him I had issues with the woman in his life, he just digs in his heels. I mean, if he feels so strongly about sally, in spite of this situation, I think it’s gonna be very hard to change his mind.

Summer: I agree. But what if something in their relationship were to drastically change and he realized that it would be better to end it sooner rather than later?

Nikki: Change how?

Summer: Like if sally fell back in love with adam.

Nikki: Okay. And then what?

Summer: Sally was heartbroken when adam dumped her. I mean, that’s the reason why she glommed on to dad in the first place. And we all know that adam’s not over her. So, maybe deep down, she still cares for him, too.

Nikki: I wouldn’t doubt that.

Summer: So, if I could pull this off, it would be sort of a service to two people who belong together.

Nikki: Oh, my god, yes. I mean, that would be ideal. But there are two obstacles that you need to consider.

Summer: What are they?

Nikki: Whatever lingering feelings sally may have for adam, she has decided to keep him at arm’s length. So that tells me that her walls are up pretty high.

Summer: Walls can be climbed. You just have to have the right tools and motivation. What’s the other one?

Nikki: No one is more charming than your father when he is infatuated with someone. So it’s unlikely that adam would be able to win her heart without a lot of help and a whole lot of luck.

Sally: Adam, your offer is very generous, but… I’m — I’m gonna have to say no.

Adam: Well, I’m sorry to hear that.

Nick: This is what she was worried about, you overstepping.

Adam: Uh, no, I was just trying to provide for my child and his or her mother. It’s what any decent person would do.

Sally: Okay, you know what? You actually are both just thinking a little bit too big today, too grandiose, and worse yet, you’re actually thinking for me.

Nick: No, no, no, sally, that’s not —

Sally: No, hey, look, I don’t hold it against you — really. I know you’re both trying to be supportive, and you’re actually being very sweet in your own way, but I would like to make my own decisions about how I travel and where I live and, you know, everything else in my life. In fact, I actually insist on it, so… anyway, if you guys will excuse me, I-I really have work to do.

Chelsea: Lemon?

Chloe: Um, no.

Chelsea: Sugar?

Chloe: I’m good. Though I do appreciate you being such a gracious host when i clearly interrupted something when I showed up.

Chelsea: What are you talking about?

Chloe: The second I walked in, I picked up on a very strong vibe.

Chelsea: A vibe?

Chloe: Yeah. Between you and billy. You were all flushed. You’ve never been a very big blusher.

Chelsea: What? No, that’s — no. Um, billy and I were excited because we were talking about the new video game idea.

Chloe: Oh, yeah. That’s what got you all flustered.

Chelsea: Chloe! It’s true.

Chloe: You can be honest with me. There’s no judgment. Is there something going on with you and billy?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I honestly don’t know how to define it. And I don’t know if I want to. There are these feelings that have been growing between us. Strong feelings.

[ Sighs ] And I think it’s taken us both by surprise.

Billy: You know what? Make it a double. Gonna live life dangerously.

Sharon: I’ve heard that about you.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] My secret’s out.

Sharon: I noticed that you came from the direction of chelsea’s place. Is she well?

Billy: She is. She’s very well, actually. She’s working on a new project.

Sharon: Oh, really?

Billy: Have you heard of, uh, what daniel romalotti’s putting together?

Sharon: The gaming platform. Yeah, that sounds really intriguing.

Billy: Yeah, it is. She, uh — she pitched him an idea, and he’s looking into developing it.

Sharon: Oh, wow! Well, that sounds wonderful. I’m sure that’ll give her a boost.

Billy: Yeah, definitely. Among other things.

Sharon: Yeah? Like what? The two of you? Having diabetes can raise a lot of questions.

Summer: Thank you for lunch.

Nikki: Oh, you are so welcome.

Sally: Hello.

Nikki: Well, sally. What a coincidence. Summer was just telling me your big news.

Summer: Oh, but don’t worry. My grandma will keep it in the circle of trust.

Nikki: Oh, yes. For the baby’s sake. Frankly, uh, it was not news that I expected.

Sally: Yeah, I’m sure it wasn’T. I was caught off guard myself.

Nikki: Well, I have so many things to say, but I would have no idea where to begin.

Sally: It’s okay. I have a feeling I know what you’re thinking.

Nikki: Good. That saves us both some time. I have to be leaving. Summer, darling, I will see you later.

Summer: Bye, grandma. Thank you again for meeting me.

Nikki: Of course.

Sally: [ Sighs heavily ]

Summer: Are you, um, on your own?

Sally: Uh, no. I’m meeting chloe in a little bit, but I just thought I’d get some work done.

Summer: Well, hey, um, why don’t I stay and you join me?

Sally: [ Sighs ] Why? So you can go on more about what a tramp and a chaotic mess I am?

Summer: So I can apologize.

Billy: You know, just to be clear, I’m not ignoring the advice you gave me earlier about, you know, what could be potentially developing between chelsea and me. I’m on board. Slow and steady, proceed with caution, all of that. And she’s, you know, talking to her therapist throughout this whole time, so she’s on top of it.

Sharon: Well, I’m relieved to hear that because chelsea needs to navigate this very carefully for herself and for your sake, for connor and johnny and katie.

Billy: I agree. We’re not an island. And if — if we take this relationship to the next level, it’s gonna affect the people we love. And most importantly, we’ve got to make sure that the kids are okay with it.

Sharon: You know, I didn’t mean to sound negative.

Billy: No, no, no, no. I appreciate everything you do for us — really. And I respect your professionalism. I know you only want what’s best for us.

Sharon: I really do. And my opinion doesn’t just come from my training. I’ve been in a similar situation myself. After I had my breakdown, I clung to adam. And what we experienced, the things that he did for me — it created a very intense bond between us. That didn’t mean that we were supposed to be together. But for a while there, the emotional lines were very blurred for me and it was hard to let go of him, even though i knew that was what was best for both of us. So, the last thing that I would want to see happen is for chelsea or you to go through that kind of pain.

Chloe: Billy saved your life. And not like “thanks for the help, you’re a life-saver” kind of way. I mean — I mean he actually saved your life. So I can understand why the two of you have developed some feelings for each other.

Chelsea: Yeah. And he’s been there for me every single day since. An incredible source of comfort. But this isn’t just gratitude. He — he makes me hopeful. He makes me excited about the future. And I feel like I can be myself around him, knowing that whatever I say, he understands.

Chloe: Look, I’m really glad that he can be that person for you. I am, but…you know, you and billy were together years ago.

Chelsea: Mm. We were engaged.

Chloe: Yeah, I know, um… but you were both coming off of tragedies. You know, you — you found each other. You found strength in each other. And things ended badly. And if I could be frank, I think it’s because you didn’t love billy with your entire heart and soul.

Chelsea: You’re right. Back then, I thought adam was the love of my life, and i thought I had lost him forever. I wasn’t over him, not by a long shot.

Chloe: So, as incredible as billy has been with you, I have to ask, as your friend — is it really what you think it is? (Vo) oh look! Glorious progresso soup.

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Summer: Look, sally, the last time I saw you, I was really upset and I crossed some lines. What I said to you was cruel and wrong and just plain mean. And I’m sorry.

Sally: Thank you.

Summer: Now that I’ve had time to cool down, I’ve realized that I’ve got to just accept that you’re an important part of my dad’s life. And if that’s the case, then i need to find a way for you and i to get along. And, look, I’m not saying that it’s gonna be easy or that we’re gonna be besties anytime soon, but I have no interest in an ongoing battle that’s just gonna hurt all of us.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, I would love to find a way to, you know, make things work. And since you are extending yourself, I will meet you halfway.

Summer: I appreciate that.

Sally: Look, I-I know that this must have been really jarring for you. And I know that you just want to protect your father.

Summer: I can’t help but want to look out for him. And it brings me to a question that I’ve been wondering about, if you don’t mind me asking.

Sally: Go ahead.

Summer: How is adam taking the news?

Sally: I think he’s excited to be a father again.

Summer: Mm. I figured he would be. But what I meant is, um, how is he handling that you and my dad are gonna stay together? I assume he’s not thrilled.

Sally: That’s a safe assumption.

Summer: He probably feels like he should be the one by your side right now?

Sally: Yeah. Yeah, I-I think that’s what he wants.

Summer: The thing about adam is he can be relentless when he wants something.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Look, I asked you to stay because we obviously need to find a way to navigate this situation.

Nick: Agreed.

Adam: Mm-hmm. You know, it’s like we get on the same page, we start to understand each other, and then we will clash over something and we end up right back where we started.

Nick: Well, it’s not always my fault, adam.

Adam: Okay. Nor is it mine. Look, it’s frustrating for us, but it’s not good for sally. We don’t want to aggravate her in the condition that she’s in. She won’t stand for it.

Nick: Well, I can’t argue with any of that.

Adam: Okay. Well, the reality is I’m gonna be a part of this baby’s life — and sally’s — and you intend to be just as involved. So, you know, where does that leave us?

Nick: We’re just brothers who don’t agree on much…except we both care for this woman. She shouldn’t have to deal with our issues. So, yeah, we need to come up with some common ground.

Adam: And how do you propose we do that?

Nick: I don’t know. But I know we’re both capable. So, if we both make a good-faith effort, we should be able to come up with something.

Nikki: Thank you both for coming.

Michael: Oh, it was no trouble at all, nikki.

Nikki: Um, there’s tea, if you’d like a cup, or if you’d like something else?

Lauren: Oh, no. Tea is wonderful. Thank you.

Nikki: Help yourself.

Lauren: Thanks, darling. Um, I’m assuming that we’re here to get our assignments for the gala.

Michael: Ah!

Nikki: Well, yes, as vice chair, I will be meeting privately with everyone on the planning committee.

Michael: Oh, I’m gonna enjoy being part of this, seeing how it all comes together instead of just showing up the night of in a tux.

Lauren: You see, my darling, how much fun you’d have if you were retired?

Nikki: Well, I have to say, after all the charity work I’ve done over the years, this particular event really has so much meaning.

Lauren: Mm-hmm. Well, it’s our town’s bicentennial celebration. I mean, 200 years since the founding of genoa city.

Michael: Ah. How time flies.

Nikki: Yes, it does. And the gala is gonna be here before we know it.

Michael: Alright, nikki, we’re at your service. Put us to work.

Lauren: Yep. What is it this year? Do you want marketing, pr, ticket sales, silent auction?

Nikki: Well, I thought you might enjoy a change of pace. I was hoping the two of you could work as a team, handling the catering, signing off on the menu, the signature cocktails, directing the chef and the head of the waitstaff.

Lauren: Oh, this sounds like fun.

Nikki: Yeah, I think it will be.

Michael: I will happily taste every dish, including dessert.

Lauren: And thank goodness i have a staff of tailors who will be taking out his pants afterwards.

Nikki: Ah, good idea. Well, we have been working on quite the guest list.

Lauren: Oh, I don’t think i told you. It’s a masked ball.

Michael: Oh! Elegant mask, formal attire, that kind of look?

Nikki: Exactly.

Lauren: Yes.

Michael: Alright.

Lauren: Oh, my goodness. Do you remember that costume ball we did?

Nikki: Ah!

Lauren: I mean, how many years ago was that?

Nikki: Oh, it’s been a long time, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

Lauren: And katherine was queen of hearts…

Nikki: Oh, yes.

Lauren: …And rex the mad hatter. And I was marie antoinette.

Michael: Ooh la la. Sounds very lavish.

Lauren: Like you wouldn’t believe.

Michael: Who else was there?

Lauren: [ Laughs ] Uh, christine was the blond bombshell.

Nikki: Ohh, yes.

Lauren: And jack, you know, prince charming. Hello? Hello?

Michael: Of course. Of course he was. And victor was…?

Lauren: Roman conqueror.

Nikki: Absolutely.

Michael: Very apropos.

Lauren: Oh, ashley abbott was a stunning scheherazade, and jill made quite a spectacle, arriving as cleopatra with two half-naked, very hot men who proceeded to fan her all night with very large ostrich feathers.

Nikki: I remember. Just know that this year’s event will be more toned down.

Lauren: [ Laughs ]

Michael: Aw.

Lauren: Just a little. Just a little. Just a tad.

Nikki: So, michael, while i have you here, I’d love to hear your take on tucker mccall. What’s happening with him and his company?

Michael: Ahh. We were having so much fun reminiscing and party planning.

Nikki: Yes, we were. But now I have some questions about him and his business. So, I’m looking to you for some answers. Hi, I’m jason and I’ve lost 202 pounds on golo.

Sally: Well, all things considered, adam is handling the situation pretty well. You know, he knows we’ll be parents together and that’s it, and pushing for more would alienate me, which would make it difficult to function in our child’s best interest. And neither of us want to be those parents. So, the short answer is, yeah, adam is behaving himself.

Summer: Good. I’m glad to hear that his priorities are in order. But still, it’s got to be hard for you.

Sally: You know, I just have to say that your interest and concern is very different than it was the other day.

Summer: Like I said, i just —

Sally: Yeah, you’re protective of nick. Totally makes sense. But still, it’s just really abrupt. I can’t help wondering if there’s more to your sudden change of heart.

Adam: Boy, I never would have thought that this would be the thing that would force us to be more harmonious.

Nick: Well, this is where we are, adam.

Adam: We have more in common than either one of us is willing to admit. I mean, just the fact that victor is our father, for one. There’s few people on the planet that can appreciate the complexities that go along with that.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s true. The way you’ve been talking lately, it makes it seem like you see him in a more positive light.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Uh, it’s taken some time. But, yeah, I think I’m coming around to the idea that he knows me better than I thought. And he might actually want to do right by me. I imagine you’re up to date on newman’s plan to acquire mccall unlimited? And you know if that happens that victor is gonna keep it a separate entity and put me in charge?

Nick: Yeah, I just didn’t know if he had talked to you about it yet.

Adam: Well, assuming that happens and everything goes through, are you okay with that? Or is that gonna be something else that we have to overcome?

Nikki: I want to know whatever you know about victor’s plans to get a hold of mccall. I assume you know about this. At this point, it’s not confidential.

Lauren: Right. I’m up to speed.

Michael: No, I have no updates for you, nikki. There’s been no movement on that front. Tucker has still not agreed to sell to newman.

Nikki: So, it’s not imminent.

Lauren: You don’t want this acquisition to happen?

Nikki: Oh, no, I’m fine with the acquisition. It’s what might happen afterward that I am concerned about. Victor has this plan. He wants to put adam in charge, have him report only to victor, bypassing victoria. I mean, she wants to dismantle his company and fold it into the flagship.

Lauren: Oh. That sounds very tense.

Nikki: Yeah, well, things are volatile enough between adam, victoria, and nicholas on a good day.

Lauren: Say no more.

Nikki: Yeah. Our family has enough to deal with right now. I don’t want to add any more tension. Ugh. Victor and his plans.

Michael: Have you spoken to victor about this?

Nikki: I have voiced my thoughts about adam, to no avail. That’s why I would like you to help me in stopping this.

Chloe: I hope I didn’t upset you. I just — [ Sighs ] You have made such incredible progress. I would hate to see anything derail that.

Chelsea: You didn’t upset me, chloe. You’re being a good friend. You’re asking all the right questions. Trust me — I’ve asked myself the same ones.

Chloe: Okay, good.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Whatever’s going on between billy and me, it’s both exhilarating and terrifying — because I don’t want to mess this up.

Chloe: That’s understandable.

Chelsea: I mean, am I ready for more than friendship? Should I be? I don’t know. I just know that this connection I have with him feels new and different than anything I’ve felt for anybody. And, yes, different than what i felt for billy before.

Chloe: And I’m so glad to hear it.

Chelsea: I’m drawn to him, chloe.

[ Sighs ] It’s a pull that’s hard to ignore..and hard not to act on.

Billy: Thank you for opening up about your past like that. I appreciate it. And I know that was heartfelt. And it’s a good reminder to keep my wits about me, you know where chelsea is concerned.

Sharon: Well, I’m glad that it was helpful.

Billy: But, you know, sharon, our story isn’t yours and adam’s story. You know, we’ve been honest with each other about everything through all of this. And I’m not gonna hurt her. No one’s gonna get hurt here. Whatever chelsea and I have, it just feels right. (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining: Because I was hoping I could

Michael: I sympathize with your concern for your family, but I do not want to be caught in the middle of this. I’ll be happy to assist victor in any acquisition-related issues, consult on the legal status, but what happens to mcall after that — that’s way above my pay grade.

Nikki: Oh, that’s too bad because I was hoping I could count on you as an ally.

Michael: Well, think of me as switzerland without the chocolate.

Lauren: Do you realize the position you’re putting michael in?

Nikki: Yes, lauren, i understand that. But that doesn’t mean I’m gonna sit back and accept defeat.

Nick: Dad just loves to talk about the acquisition like it’s a done deal, but trust me — it is not.

Adam: Well, victor’s never been accused of having a confidence problem.

Nick: If we manage to snag mccall, I have no problem whatsoever with you off running it somewhere on the side. In fact, I would prefer it if you never came back to newman enterprises.

Adam: Really? I’m stunned.

Nick: Mm-hmm. If you remain autonomous, i believe it will keep conflict to a minimum.

Adam: Look, once again, we’re on the same page. Uh, unfortunately, victoria is not as open to that concept as you are.

Nick: Have you talked to her about it?

Adam: No. I asked dad what her response was, and he said that, uh, he’ll take care of it, which tells me she’s definitely not on board.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] You’re surprised by that?

Adam: No. Just trying to find out how big of a fight I have on my hands.

Nick: Have you ever known vick to back down from a fight? Sure, adam, dad’s got grand plans for you. But vick’s your ultimate roadblock.

Summer: Sally, I’m trying to be a better person here.

Sally: So, you just had this epiphany and decided to embrace it?

Summer: I needed a little push. My dad and I had a long talk, and… growing up, he wasn’t ever the kind of dad that would yell, but when he was upset with me, he would give me this look and i would know that he was disappointed. And I hated that look. And he brought it out, and… it just made me see things from another perspective.

Sally: So, you’re trying to get along with me to not disappoint your father?

Summer: Yeah.

Sally: I can appreciate that.

Summer: Look, while we’re putting all of our cards on the table, I still have reservations about you and my dad.

Sally: ‘Cause you think I’m not good enough for him.

Summer: No. Because I always thought that you and adam are a better match.

Sally: Why? Because you think so little of both of us?

Summer: [ Chuckles ] I mean, maybe in the past i thought that, but even then, i could see how good you two were together. It was like you inspired each other to be your best selves, and, honestly, it made you both a little easier to take. You got into a lot less trouble together than you did apart. And — I don’t know — something about the relationship just seemed to work.

Sally: And you don’t get that same vibe between me and your father?

Summer: I’m not saying that. All I care about is that my dad is happy, and if you can be the woman that does that, fantastic. But I’m not gonna lie to you, sally. The adam factor bothers me. It just feels like you two aren’t done with each other yet. And it’s not just that you seemed good together in the past. It’s that you’re pregnant with his baby and you two were together once and all of these months? What are the odds of that? It’s like the universe is trying to say something. It’s as though you two are… meant to be.

Next week on “the young and the restless”…

Adam: I might actually end up being the ceo of your empire.

Tucker: Over my dead body.

Elena: But tell me — what’s going on with you and victoria?

Jack: I proposed to diane. And, lucky me, she accepted.

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Summer: Thank you. Hey, stranger.

Chelsea: Summer, hey. How are you?

Summer: I’m good. God, I feel like I haven’t seen you in ages.

Chelsea: Yeah, I — I didn’t get out much for a while, crimson lights being the exception.

Summer: And the last time i did see you, I think I was, um, offering you a job at marchetti, and you turned me down flat.

Chelsea: Well, not — not you. It just wasn’t a right job for me.

Summer: I heard that you were taking some time off for some personal stuff. How — how’s that going?

Chelsea: Um, yeah, it’s been a challenge. Um, I went through a really rough patch in the fall. But the worst is behind me, and I’ve come out the other side stronger than ever.

Summer: Oh, that’s really good to hear. But, uh, you still don’t want to come work for me at marchetti?

Chelsea: No.

[ Laughs ] Um, but I am working on something new.

Billy: Hey, ash.

Ashley: Hi.

Billy: Are you alone?

Ashley: I am.

Billy: Okay. Well, I was gonna sit at the bar to work through my 10,000 thoughts going through my head, but I could use the company. Do you mind?

Ashley: Sit down. No, not at all.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Ashley: What’s going on with you?

Billy: Oh, uh… that’s a good question, actually. We haven’t been able to catch up since you got back from paris.

Ashley: Yeah.

Billy: Why did you come back so quickly? I figured you’d be there for a few months, you know, with the opportunity to work out of the paris office.

Ashley: Right. I know. Good question. But abby’s here, and she’s going through a lot. I got my grandson — dom. So, there’s that.

Billy: Ah. I see.

Ashley: You see what? What do you see?

Billy: [ Sighs ] I mean, I heard rumors that since you’ve been back, you’ve been in contact with tucker.

Ashley: So?

Billy: I mean, what’s going on there? Are you playing an angle?

Ashley: Why would I have to be playing an angle?

Billy: Because he’s tucker mccall and there’s no other reason to interact with him.

Devon: Hi.

Tucker: Hi.

Devon: Thanks for getting here so quickly.

Tucker: Sure. I was anxious to hear what you had to say. And I know that it’s not easy for you to reach out to me.

Devon: Well, just so we’re clear, this is strictly a business discussion.

Tucker: Yeah. Fine. No father/son emotional crap.

Devon: Yeah, something like that.

Tucker: So, does this mean you’re starting to see the value in taking over mccall?

Devon: I’ve definitely been giving it a look over.

Tucker: Okay. That’s a good start.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, are you held up somewhere? Maybe I can help.

Devon: Well, actually, i found out that you took the idea of selling your company to newman enterprises first. So the notion that this is all about me and carrying on your legacy is clearly a lie, right?

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Ashley: Thank you.

Billy: Look, tucker mccall is bad news, okay? You know that. Everyone knows that. And I really don’t like the idea of you being sucked back into his orbit. He’s caused you a lot of pain.

Ashley: And you don’t think that I am capable of protecting myself or being smart enough to make the right decision?

Billy: No, on the contrary, i think you are the smartest person I know. But when it comes to matters of the heart, all the intelligence gets thrown out the window.

Ashley: Well, that’s true. I mean, case in point — jack reuniting with diane.

Billy: Exactly.

Ashley: Exactly, but didn’t you advocate for everybody to give her a second chance when diane came back to town?

Billy: I did. I did say something of the sort.

Ashley: But you don’t think tucker deserves the same thing.

Billy: You know why.

Ashley: No, I don’t know why.

Billy: He’s one of those guys that’s not ever going to change.

Ashley: Billy, you’re one of those guys that’s not ever going to change, and yet you constantly ask for support every time you think it’s time for you now to start, you know, cleaning up your act.

Billy: Okay, yes, I have done that many, many times. And I appreciate it every single time. But the difference is, when I am going to redeem myself or trying to change, I actually mean it. It’s not part of some elaborate scam.

Ashley: Well, I actually think that people who try to change are sincere. Whether or not they accomplish it is, of course, a different deal.

Billy: So, you think that it’s possible for tucker to change? Because — let me just be clear — I don’T. I really don’T. I think that he is perfectly fine being an agent of chaos.

Ashley: I don’t think you’re in a position to judge him, let alone be his jury and executioner.

Billy: Wow, you really are defending the guy, aren’t you?

Ashley: Actually, I’m just not cynical like you.

Billy: You have feelings for him again, don’t you? Have you not learned anything?

Summer: So, are you designing again? If so, I would love to see your sketches. You know how much I respect your work.

Chelsea: Thank you. But, no, actually, I’m trying something new.

Summer: Ooh. Exciting. What are you doing? Can you give me a little hint?

Chelsea: I — it’s kind of hard to explain. I can’t really tell you right now, but, um, it doesn’t have to do with fashion. It’s something that’s very personal to me.

Summer: Hmm. Okay. Well, I look forward to hearing more about it when you’re ready.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, I want to share it with you when it’s worthy. Uh, but for now, I’m just hoping that this caffeine kicks in so i can get past this creative stumbling block I’m going through.

Summer: Does that usually work for you?

Chelsea: Mm… ahh! Sometimes.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: But really, I think it’s just that my — my personal life is impinging on my work.

Summer: Oh, I know a little something about that. I don’t think that a day goes by that there’s not some sort of family drama at jabot.

Chelsea: Mm. Well, that makes sense. I mean, your mom works with you.

Summer: Actually, um, she doesn’t anymore. I had to fire her.

Chelsea: You fired phyllis?

Summer: Well, believe me, I had cause. And honestly, the work environment has improved greatly, but my family life has definitely taken a toll and… I don’t know. It’s been — it’s been really hard. I sort of had to learn how to compartmentalize.

Chelsea: Trust me, I’ve done a lot of that. But I have realized that pushing things aside doesn’t always lead to healthy results, so just be careful.

Summer: I will. Thank you. And, um, good luck to you on your new path. I’m really excited for you.

Chelsea: I appreciate that. I’ll see you around.

Summer: Bye.

Chelsea: Bye.

[ Cellphone buzzes ]

Summer: This is summer. Wait, is there a reason why communications hasn’t handled that already? Right. Diane’s away. No, no, no, yeah. I’m just gonna get a refill, and I will be back to the office very soon.

Tucker: Well, I’d taken on a lot of debt, and so newman was prepared to buy that debt to force me to sell it to them. It’s really that simple.

Devon: Mm.

Tucker: But I would never ask you to take on a debt-ridden, uh, failing organization.

Devon: Okay. So, what’s changed?

Tucker: Um… [ Chuckles ] A benefactor came in and consolidated the debt before victoria had a chance to make her play. So now the company is in a much better spot. And you can buy it for pennies on the dollar.

Devon: Is that ’cause that’s all it’s worth? ‘Cause I honestly am getting the feeling that this is just your way of trying to dump a failing company onto the nearest sucker, who just happens to be me.

Tucker: [ Sighs ] Devon… this company is all I have had in my life for a very long time. Every thought I had, every ounce of effort I put forth was an attempt to make it something special. And even now, as it’s faltering, it’s not something I would ever just dump on someone. I’m — I’m really — I’m sorry to hear you say that ’cause that is not my intention, honestly. So, I’m gonna go.

Devon: You don’t have to go. You don’t have to go. ‘Cause if you’re telling the truth, I’m still interested in buying it. Taking over your company is an enticing offer. That’s it, I’m going on a dunkin’ run.

Phyllis: Ha! You’re right. Well, I’m glad you got back to me so soon. I really appreciate that. Right. Definitely. Let’s talk next week. You too. Ah, just crazy running into you here.

Summer: Is it crazy? ‘Cause I usually come here a couple of times a day.

Phyllis: Oh. Oh. Well, I’m glad you’re doing that. Good for you. You’re very hard-working. I’m glad you’re finding that life/work balance.

Summer: Yeah, I have a pretty good handle on that.

Phyllis: Mm. Good for you. Good for you. I’m sure it’s hard to find time with your busy schedule for harrison and kyle.

Summer: Not really. They’re the most important parts of my life.

Ashley: You know, I am just not interested in discussing my romantic entanglements with you.

Billy: Oh, my g– even hearing you say “romantic entanglements” makes me…

Ashley: Get over it.

Billy: Okay, fine. If you’re not gonna take any brotherly concern from me, what about jack?

Ashley: [ Laughs ] That’s funny.

Billy: I mean, he’s got to really not love this entanglement that you —

Ashley: Jack doesn’t have any credibility.

Billy: Why?

Ashley: Well, obviously because of his relationship with diane. I mean, he moved her in. And I never thought of a house as big as ours could feel crowded, but indeed it does.

Billy: Well, I mean, you could always move out.

Ashley: It’s the family home, which means it’s my home, and I’m not going anywhere. Thank you very much. Have you given jack any kind of grief at all for going back with diane, somebody who faked her own death?

Billy: I have decided to let jack make his own decisions. Who am I to judge?

Ashley: You are such an ass. You know that? You’re an ass.

Billy: I know. I know.

Ashley: So, you give jack a pass, but you have no problem judging me.

Billy: Ashley, you’re my sister, okay? It’s a different situation.

Ashley: Whoa! Spoken like a true chauvinist, billy. Are you aware that diane has specifically and repeatedly caused me harm? Now, granted, tucker is an egotist and he takes himself way too seriously, but your double standard is disgusting and egregious.

Billy: Okay. Maybe you have a point.

Ashley: Yeah, maybe I do.

Billy: Look, I know, okay? It’s not fair for me to judge anyone else’s messy affairs.

Ashley: What are you saying? You’re having an affair already?

[ Chuckling ] Really? What?

Billy: No, I’m not.

Ashley: What?

Billy: But, you know, I mean, there is someone that, um… look, I’m trying to be thoughtful and I’m trying to take my time and be conscientious. This, you know…

[ Sighs ]

Ashley: Very novel for you. Gosh, I can’t wait till you go public with your relationship so I can just judge the hell out of it.

Billy: Okay, and — and — and because of that right there, I just want to straight up apologize. I am very sorry if you are offended by this line of questioning.

Ashley: Yeah, you should be sorry.

Billy: Whatever you have going on with that manipulative, scheming megalomaniac… it’s none of my business.

Devon: I mean, the company is a mess.

Tucker: Thank you.

Devon: Yeah. Look, I know you put your heart and soul into it, but it just seems like it’s a big collection of a bunch of unrelated divisions that were either acquired or developed on a whim, without any real forethought.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] Thanks.

Devon: It’s true.

Tucker: Actually, several times in the last few years, I’ve considered restoring the core divisions and concentrating on them and their strengths, namely music and entertainment.

Devon: Well, that sounds like a great idea. Why don’t you do that?

Tucker: Well, ’cause I’m a — I’m a collector. It’s part of my dna. I just got to have more, more more. I see a shiny object, I just have to have it.

Devon: Mm.

Tucker: It’s one of my many weaknesses.

Devon: Well, I think that you’re right about music and entertainment because that’s where your assets are the strongest and that’s where your staff is the most knowledgeable. And they’ve already made a good reputation in the industry, so it’s good infrastructure.

Tucker: The infrastructure’s good.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: The only thing that’s a little outdated is your distribution. It’s a little 20th-century.

Tucker: Yeah, except there’s a big demand for old stuff right now — vinyl, cds, even cassettes.

Devon: Yeah, that’s true. I was thinking that you could possibly capitalize on a niche market.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. So, what would you do with the less successful divisions? Just scrap them?

Devon: No, I wouldn’t do that at first. I would — I would want to take a look at what you have and see how the divisions could actually work with each other. Like, you have this random trucking company out of san antonio.

Tucker: Yeah. Did I tell you how I bought that one?

Devon: No.

Tucker: So, one of their drivers cut me off on the interstate, and the truck had one of those bumper stickers, you know, “how is my driving? Call 1-800…”

Devon: Yeah.

Tucker: So I called [Laughs] Bought the company, and fired the driver.

Devon: Okay. Well, we’re not gonna be doing anything like that moving forward.

Tucker: Okay, good. Yeah.

Devon: So, my thought was we can use the trucking company for artists when they go on tours, to haul everything.

Tucker: That’s brilliant.

Devon: Yeah?

Tucker: Seriously. Yeah. That’s brilliant. And you could use the media division to stream those concerts. There you go. There’s more revenue.

Devon: That’s not a bad idea at all. Yeah, I can see how this could work.

Tucker: Absolutely. See? Well, look, we’re working well together already.

Devon: Hmm. Unless you treat dandruff regularly,

Tucker: Honestly, devon, i have faith that you and I can finally find some common ground, and maybe mccall unlimited is the way.

Devon: Well, I don’t know how you figure me buying your company is gonna help with us.

Tucker: Well, you buy the company and hire me to work for you.

Devon: I’m not gonna do that.

Tucker: Why not?

Devon: What do you mean?

Tucker: Well, who knows this company better than me? I mean, look, we’re already on the same page, obviously. So, with your vision and my, um, uh, institutional knowledge, so to speak, we can’t lose.

Devon: No, we can lose.

Tucker: Well, but we’re not gonna lose. Trust me. Hell, I could just be the advisor to the ceo.

Devon: [ Chuckling ] Advisor. Alright, so, let me make sure I’m clear on all this. You are willing to sell me the company that you created and then take a smaller role to try and fix our relationship?

Tucker: Absolutely.

Devon: Hmm.

Phyllis: Okay, well, um, I’ll let you be on your way, so…

Summer: Thanks.

Phyllis: Oh! Hey, summer, I got a gift for harrison.

Summer: Oh. That’s nice of you.

Summer: Yeah. When I saw it in the window, it just screamed harrison. It was so cute. So — I don’t know — maybe i can bring it by or — you know, scratch that. I want to avoid jack and diane, so I’m not gonna bring it by. Maybe I’ll have it delivered or s– wait. They went on a trip, right?

Summer: Um…yeah. I-I don’t think that they’ll be back for a while.

Phyllis: Oh! Oh, it’s an extended vacation.

Summer: No, but you can drop harrison’s gift off anytime, mom.

Phyllis: Okay. Well, that seems fun. Where’d they go? Dubai? Someplace exotic?

Summer: Are you seriously fishing for information right now?

Phyllis: Why would I care about them?

Summer: Yeah, that’s the big question. Why do you care about them?

Phyllis: Ugh.

Summer: I mean, but you seem awfully curious about their whereabouts.

Phyllis: Okay, summer. I couldn’t care less about jack and diane.

Summer: I don’t buy it, mom. And honestly I just wish that you would stop using harrison in your plots for revenge against diane. It’s insulting.

Phyllis: I got a gift for harrison.

Summer: Did you? Really?

[ Scoffs ] Look, I-I don’t know where jack and diane are, but even if i did, I wouldn’t tell you.

Phyllis: Summer —

Summer: No, mom. I’m serious. I don’t want any part of any of your schemes against diane. Just leave her alone already.

Phyllis: Summer.

Ashley: So, it somewhat appears that your love life is on track, I guess. What about your work life? Do you have a job?

Billy: Funny you should ask that, actually. Jack offered me a job. He asked me to come back to jabot.

Ashley: No. Wait, he asked you to come back and you’re considering it? You can’t do that. It’s always been a disaster, billy. I mean, think about this.

Billy: Ashley, look at me. I’m a changed man.

Ashley: [ Laughing ] Oh! So, you think that people are capable of adjusting their behavior and becoming functioning members of society.

Billy: I do believe some people are capable of that.

Ashley: Well, then you must believe that there’s hope for tucker.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Look, maybe — just maybe — tucker could prove me wrong. And then again, maybe I’ll prove jack and you and everyone else who cares about me wrong, too, that I am capable of change. And I have to say, this relationship is unique. It’s really, you know, helped me see things in a different light, put my priorities straight. I don’t want to take things for granted, like family. So, yeah, I want to work with my family at the company that our father built.

Ashley: Sounds like you’re taking the job.

Billy: Jack, it’s me. Give me a call when you get a chance. I want to talk about this proposal.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Jack? Jack? Where are you? I’m steve.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Diane: “Off to find you the best dinner in a 50-mile radius. Open a great bottle of wine. I love you.” Mmm. Hmm.

[ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Diane: Ah! Nice try, jack, but you know it’s bad luck to see the bride. Now, just go back to the hotel, and I’ll see you when it’s time. Kyle!

Kyle: Can I come in? I come bearing gifts.

Diane: Oh, of course!

Kyle: I wasn’t sure if there was a superstition about the son of the bride.

Diane: [ Laughs, smooches ] Get in here quick. I wouldn’t put it past your father to be out there in the woods trying to catch a glimpse of me in this dress.

Kyle: Dad is tending to some last-minute details. He said something about releasing a thousand doves at the end of the ceremony. Is that true?

Diane: Oh, it’s — it’s just an idea I had. I had no idea he could make it happen.

[ Laughs ] Gosh, I love that man.

Kyle: I know. You’re glowing, you know?

Diane: I am?

Kyle: I’ve never seen you this happy.

Diane: Good — because I love feeling this way. It’s like a dream come true.

Kyle: Mm. For me, too. My mother and father finally coming together. I can’t tell you how many nights I wished for exactly this. It’s everything I’ve always wanted. It’s like the perfect ending to a fairy tale that got pretty rough when I was young.

Diane: Oh, kyle, I am so sorry.

Kyle: Mom, mom, mom, mom. There’s no need. If it weren’t for that pain, i wouldn’t be experiencing this level of happiness. Today is a gift.

Diane: Yeah.

Kyle: And speaking of gifts…

Diane: Oh, that’s so sweet. You brought me something.

Kyle: This is from your groom. Dad had me deliver it because you’re so adamant about not seeing him today.

Diane: [ Gasps ] Oh, it’s amazing. Will — will you help me put it on?

Kyle: Of course.

Diane: Okay. Here, wait. Oh, gosh, I love it.

Kyle: Alright. Dad had it made especially for you.

Diane: Ahh.

[ Sighs ] It’s perfect.

Kyle: You’re perfect, mom.

Diane: Aww.

Summer: Oh, don’t wrinkle the bride’s dress.

[ Laughter ] Um, could I get a word with the bride? Oh, my gosh, that necklace. Diane, you look beautiful.

Diane: Thank you, summer.

Kyle: Mm. I’m going to go check on harrison, the most handsome ring bearer there ever was.

[ Laughter ]

Diane: Aww.

Kyle: See you, babe.

Diane: [ Sighs heavily ]

Summer: Diane, I have some things to say to you.

Diane: Summer, I know that you have complicated feelings about me getting married to jack, but I promise you —

Summer: You’re like a mother to me, the mother that phyllis could never be.

Diane: Oh, summer. That’s such a nice thing to say.

Summer: You’ve shown me what a mother’s love can do. And it hurts to know that my own mother can’t even come close to that.

Diane: Oh, honey, I am so sorry that phyllis hasn’t been there for you. But I’m here for you. Summer, call me mom. Aww!

Traci: Oh! Look, there’s so much love on a day like this.

Diane: Hi, traci.

Traci: Congratulations. I brought champagne…

Diane: Oh!

Traci: …To toast to your wonderful wedding.

Summer: Oh, none for me. I’ve got to go touch up my make-up.

Diane: Oh. Mwah! Thank you.

Traci: Alright. Jack tried to bribe me into letting him in to be a part of this toast, but I told him, “unh-unh-unh, some traditions have to remain intact.” Here you go.

Diane: Ah. Thank you, traci.

Traci: Nothing is going to spoil this wonderful day. Everything is going to be just perfect. And look at that necklace. It’s lovely.

Diane: Oh, well, thank you.

[ Both laugh ]

Traci: You’re going to make the most beautiful bride. And jack is going to be the handsomest groom. Oh! As a wedding gift, I am going to write a novel about your inspirational romance.

Diane: Really?

Traci: My agent has already sold it in just a three-line pitch. In fact, we also have optioned it to hollywood, and they’re going to make it into a big movie. I’m going to call it “the return of the perfect woman.”

Diane: Oh, I love it!

Traci: Cheers!

Diane: Cheers!

[ Both laugh ]

Ashley: Not so fast.

I gotta good feeling

about this, yeah

Diane: Ashley, I hope we can set aside our differences today.

Ashley: I have no intention of faking anything today. I have nothing but love in my heart. I woke up and I said to myself, “you know, diane really has changed.” And I’m so sorry. I’ve been so unfair to you. And I apologize for making your life so difficult since you’ve returned to genoa city.

Diane: Oh, thank you! We’re going to be sisters!

Traci: Oh, group hug!

Diane: Yes, group hug! Mwah! You know what? I love jack, but I am going to love being an abbott.

Traci: And you are going to fit right in.

Ashley: And you have taught us so much about what it is to change and be a better person. I love you, diane.

Diane: Oh, thank you, ashley. Okay, I know it’s last minute, but it would mean so much to me — and I know it’d mean a lot to jack, too — if you could see it in your heart to stand by my side and be my maid of honor.

Ashley: Oh, nothing could make me happier.

Diane: Oh!

Traci: Oh! It’s time for a toast.

Ashley: Thank you.

Traci: To diane joining the abbott family.

Ashley: And to the most beautiful, beautiful wedding ever.

Traci: Cheers!

Diane: Cheers.

Traci: [ Laughs ] Mm! Look at the time. The horse-drawn carriage is gonna be here any moment to take you down to the lake. We’re gonna let you go ahead and finish getting ready.

Ashley: We’ll see you there.

Diane: Thank you both so much for accepting me into your family. Ashley, could you stay and help me with — this isn’t mine, is it? Is it nikki’s?

[ Pounding on door ]

[ Sighs ] Jack, I’ve told you — no sneak peeks. I’ll see you at the altar.

[ Pounding on door ]

[ Sighs ] You won’t give up, will you? Okay. One quick glance. Like traci said, nothing can ruin this day. It’s our time. Jack?

[ Gasps ]

Diane: [ Gasping ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Knock on door ]

Chelsea: Come on in, billy. It’s open.

Billy: How’d you know it was me?

Chelsea: You have a very distinctive knock.

[ Door closes ]

Billy: Well, thank you for noticing. Been working on it for years. Want to go downstairs and grab a coffee or something?

Chelsea: I actually was just down there, and I’m kind of in a groove here, so I don’t want to stop.

Billy: Oh, yeah. Don’t want to disrupt that.

Chelsea: Never. I was stuck earlier, but now i think I got my groove back.

Billy: Good to see you in the flow.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Yeah. Yesterday, there were a lot of creative ups and downs. You know, I was feeling kind of low. I was feeling like all my ideas were bad, feeling like a failure.

Billy: No, don’t do that. Don’t start thinking about yourself that way.

Chelsea: Well, they’re my feelings. Don’t try to talk me out of them.

Billy: Got it. Yeah. Feel like I’m doing that a lot today — telling other people how to feel.

Chelsea: Well, then, knock it off.

Billy: Work in progress.

Chelsea: So, I was feeling stuck and I went downstairs and I saw something that triggered about 20 ideas. I realized I’ve been thinking about the game in a specific way that’s too limited, when in reality, the world is full of pain and conflict everywhere.

Billy: That sounds ominous. What did you see?

Chelsea: Well, I don’t want to get into specifics, but i just witnessed something that reminded me that there is a lot of pain and conflict and tension among families, amongst people who love each other a lot. They don’t know how to navigate it. And you see this everywhere. I mean, you see it in coffee shops, at the park. You see it at work. The world is full of complicated human interaction.

Billy: Sounds a little overwhelming.

Chelsea: Well, I think it’s an opportunity. You know, I think this game can really be a way for people to figure out how to dissect all sorts of human relationships.

Billy: Hmm. Yeah. No, I see it.

Chelsea: And, I mean, you know, why do video games have to be all about slaying dragons and — and blasting aliens? What if it is that, you know, our players here, um — you know, they have to navigate different personalities and that’s how they go further in the game?

Billy: Okay, but you still get to blast aliens, correct?

Chelsea: Well, of course. You have to have some blasting.

Billy: Yeah.

Chelsea: Yeah. There has to be some action element to it. But I feel like the better the player is at the interpersonal stuff, the easier it is. If they’re not good at the interpersonal stuff, then it’s next to impossible.

Billy: I love it.

Chelsea: Yeah?

Billy: Yes.

Chelsea: I mean, I really owe it all to daniel. I mean, he has this platform, and he’s giving me the tools to help people feel less alone.

Billy: Mm.

Chelsea: I’m really excited about it. I want to change people’s lives. This cough.

[Sfx: Coughs]

Billy: I think it’s great. I really think you’re onto something. And you know what? I’ve played my fair share of video games in the past, you know, with reed and johnny and katie, so I know what I’m talking about.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: I think daniel’s lucky to have you playing in his sandbox. And you’re gonna crush it.

Chelsea: Thank you, billy.

Billy: No, really. I’m inspired. You know, you got me excited about my next endeavor.

Chelsea: Your next endeavor? Are you going back to jabot? Are you gonna accept jack’s offer?

Billy: I haven’t talked to him yet, but I feel like I’ve made my decision. It feels like the right place and the right time. You know, I want to bring fresh, new ideas.

Chelsea: Wow. I mean, you were — you were kind of in a similar spot last year with chancellor.

Billy: Yeah, no, I see it differently. I wasn’t all that excited about chancellor. I mean, really, I was there to support lily. And I did my best, but this just feels different, you know? I really — I really feel like i can make a difference in my family company and show up with my entrepreneurial spirit and energy and, you know, do it the way my dad did.

Chelsea: It’s fun to see you so enthusiastic about something.

Billy: You mean other than you.

Chelsea: [ Laughs ] No, it’s — it’s inspiring that we’re both excited about our futures, that we can take control and create a life with meaning and purpose. And we’re both doing it for the right reasons this time.

Phyllis: Texting summer?

Kyle: No. Something else.

Phyllis: Hmm. Alright, well, that’s good to know, that she didn’t get on the phone and text you immediately after I saw her saying what a monster I am.

Kyle: Well, she’d never say that, phyllis. She might think it, but she wouldn’t say it.

[ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Mm.

Kyle: Okay, I think she just needs some time. I’m confident the two of you will work out your differences.

Phyllis: I’m glad you’re confident. I myself am hopeless.

Kyle: Phyllis, I’d love to stay and talk to you about this — and we should sometime — but I have to get to the office.

Phyllis: Oh, kyle! Your phone!

[ Telephone ringing ]

Diane: Hello? Hello? Jack? Jeremy, is that you?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

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Victor: Hey, son. They told me you were coming. Is there something you want to tell me?

Adam: Well, after giving it some serious thought and discussing it with a few respected individuals, I’ve decided to accept your offer to run mccall unlimited.

Victor: Hmm.

Adam: Uh, I know it may be a little premature, but I know you said you had run into some stumbling blocks about acquiring tucker’s company.

Victor: Yeah, I may have.

Adam: Well, then I would like to offer my services to do whatever’s necessary to remove those issues.

Victor: Glad to hear that. But I assure you, I’ll make the acquisition of mccall a reality.

Adam: Uh, I just have one stipulation.

Victor: Wait a minute. Only one?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] So far. Uh, I want to run mccall as its own entity. No enmeshments with newman enterprises. And I never have to answer to victoria.

Victoria: Devon. Hello.

Devon: What the hell do you want?

Victoria: A — a friendlier greeting than that?

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Well, I’d give you one if we were friends. Why don’t you call my office and make an appointment like everybody else does?

Victoria: Oh, I just, um, thought I would bypass your personal assistant and just drop by myself. I understand you’re not in the office much these days, which is completely understandable in light of the lawsuit between you and chancellor-winters.

Devon: Alright, I’m not gonna talk about that with you.

Victoria: No, no, that’s not why I stopped by.

Devon: Okay. So, back to my first question. What do you want?

Victoria: I’d like to discuss tucker and the sale of his company.

Ashley: [ Laughs ] I can’t get over that video you sent me of dom tickling the ivories on that little keyboard.

Abby: Isn’t that the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen?

Ashley: Yes. You know, my grandson’s a genius, clearly.

Abby: Oh.

Ashley: Well, seriously. Is there anything he can’t do? He’s gonna grow up and rule the world. Or at least one of his family’s corporations, right? He could be ceo of jabot or newman, chancellor-winters, maybe.

Abby: Mccall unlimited.

Ashley: Yeah, maybe that, too.

Abby: Hmm. What’s going on with you? I mean, I haven’t seen you this happy and excited about the future in quite a while.

Ashley: We’re talking about my brilliant, gorgeous grandson. What do you mean? How could I not dote on him and envision his spectacular future?

Abby: Well, the present’s pretty interesting, too.

Ashley: Honey, anything in particular?

Abby: You’ve been spending a lot of time with tucker recently.

Ashley: Not that much, really.

Abby: And I know you said there was this thing that you were trying to force him to do, but you never told me what that thing was.

Ashley: I didn’t, did I?

Abby: No, you didn’T. So, would you care to elaborate?

Nate: Come on inside. We can speak privately here.

Daniel: [ Exhales sharply ] You know, I’m not sure I should be talking to a man who was eavesdropping on my conversation.

Nate: I can explain.

Daniel: You can start with how we “both want the same thing.” If this has anything to do with acquiring omega sphere —

Nate: No, no, no, this — none of that. This has absolutely nothing to do with business.

Daniel: It’s personal.

Nate: Very. This battle between my cousins — it’s got me worried. And from what I overheard, i gather you feel the same way.

Daniel: So you actually give a damn? I’m just asking because…

Nate: Yeah. Lily’s told you what I did.

Daniel: Betrayed your family. You were a step away from selling out the company because you got your feelings hurt. Am I close?

Nate: Look, I’ll regret what I did to the day I die. It was reckless and thoughtless, and I’ve tried to make amends.

Daniel: It’s hard to come back from something like that.

Nate: But maybe this is a way to repair some of that damage.

Daniel: What are you talking about doing?

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Abby: You’re really not gonna tell me what’s going on with tucker?

Ashley: What do you want to know?

Abby: I want to know how he wormed his way into your good graces.

Ashley: Okay, there’s been no worming.

Abby: And if he told you that he’s a changed man —

Ashley: I would say, “show me.”

Abby: Well, you know, the world’s most fascinating man would have to do something pretty big to prove that he’s changed, right? I mean, to say that he’s sorry for all the lies that he’s told, for the scheme that he was doing to try to take over chancellor-winters and jabot.

Ashley: Honey, I just can’t say anything about it right now.

Abby: Well, at least you’re having fun playing games with a man you said that you could never trust. Mom, I am worried about devon.

Ashley: I’m not playing games. I’m worried about devon, too.

Abby: He has a lot of questions that he’s trying to answer right now. Like, is his father being sincere? Should he consider buying mccall unlimited? Mom, please tell me. Do you think that tucker has changed? Devon needs someone that he can believe in. Is there a chance that tucker could be a good, honest man?

Victoria: So, here’s what i know. Tucker wants to sell mccall unlimited and divest himself of everything. He just wants to walk away. But it seems that some person of interest has come in and bought up all of his debt. I suspect that person is ashley.

Devon: Okay.

Victoria: So, my question to you is, did tucker approach you about buying the company and taking control?

Devon: That’s what you came here to ask me? Why do you care?

Victoria: I wonder — are you aware that your father approached me first about buying his company? Y-you didn’t know that, did you?

Devon: Well, why would i believe a word that comes out of your mouth anyway?

Victoria: I have nothing to gain from lying to you, but clearly tucker thought that he did.

Adam: Do you plan on telling me what’s behind that self-satisfied smile?

Victor: Oh, yeah, you want to know? It’s these demands you’re making.

Adam: To keep mccall its own entity?

Victor: That was my idea for you to run the company, as well.

Adam: Well, then we are on the same page. Good.

Victor: I just had to close certain doors to make sure that you realized where the hell you belong.

Adam: You know, jack stuck his neck out to give me that job.

Victor: Jack abbott. Good god, man, how did you ever become involved with that guy? Anyway, what was — what was the final straw?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Are you really gonna make me do this?

Victor: Yeah. Take your time. Sit down.

Adam: [ Sighs ] I was half-assing it at jabot. My heart wasn’t in it, and i realized that I didn’t belong there. So as much as it pains me to admit this, you were right about the job — and about me. Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches

Nate: Look, this is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever been through, causing this all-out war between my cousins. Look, I shook the faith they had in the merger and the future of the company. Hell, in me. Watching the devastation that i created, bearing witness to all that pain. Don’t ask me how I sleep at night because I don’T.

[ Sighs ]

Daniel: Well, you bury yourself in your work. And you think maybe if some kind of good can come out of this, then maybe you’ll be worthy of their love and forgiveness.

Nate: Maybe that’s crossed my mind a time or two.

Daniel: Yeah. I had a feeling.

Nate: Look, I don’t expect lily to forgive me overnight — if she ever does — and it’s probably gonna take an act of god before devon and I could ever get back to where we were before I started this whole damn thing.

Daniel: That still doesn’t answer my question. What do you want me to do about it?

Nate: Help me put an end to this battle.

Daniel: Nate [Laughs] I don’t think —

Nate: Look, I can only get so close, and neither one of them will listen to me. In fact, the only thing they have in common right now is how much they hate me. So I need y– if we work together —

Daniel: Hey, hey. Wait. Wait. Let me just finish painting that picture for you. Um…you convince me to help you, devon and lily, they settle their lawsuit without any bloodshed on either side, they turn to me, they say, “oh, daniel, you’re our hero,” undying gratitude, et cetera, et cetera. And then I say, “wait, no, actually, the person that you should really be thanking is your cousin.” And there’s shock and there’s tears, forgiveness all the way around. Everybody kisses and makes up. And then they throw us this big family-style dinner party. I don’t know. I’m just spit-balling here. Is that what you have in mind?

Nate: I know what I’m up against. If it looks like I’m motivated by a sense of self-preservation, then I own it. It’s a natural human instinct to want to be accepted into one’s pack.

Daniel: Alright, well, let me — let me present you with a more plausible outcome. Um, you do all the right things. Instead of restoring the peace, you actually make things worse. You dig up a bunch of old feelings of anger and betrayal and distrust and you just make the wounds deeper. And then I wind up getting partial blame for helping the most hated guy in the family.

[ Sighs ] Yeah, that’s gonna be a hard pass for me. Um, you can count me out.

Nate: Okay. So, I was wrong, and you don’t care if lily gets her family back.

Daniel: Nate, you can’t put this back together again. Let devon and lily work it out between themselves.

[ Door closes ]

Ashley: I know how complicated this is for devon, okay? And by the way — let’s be very clear about this — tucker never does anything unless he really wants to do it.

Abby: So, now he wants to step up and be a parent? I don’t buy it.

Ashley: Well, honey, it’s not really about you. It’s — it’s about devon.

Abby: Yes, it is about devon. And he’s about to lose the company that he built with his father. He’s estranged from his cousin. He’s about to go scorched-earth with lily in court.

Ashley: I can’t tell you how much I hate to hear about that.

Abby: Imagine how I feel. I have to just sit back and watch it happen. There’s nothing I can do to stop it.

Ashley: Okay. Maybe we just have to have a little faith, okay? Everything’s gonna work out the way it’s supposed to. It’s gonna be okay.

Abby: Devon is a good man. And you know what that means. Things don’t always work out for the good guy, do they?

Abby: He’s already lost so much. He’s lost members of his family. He’s lost faith in his family. Mom, I just — I wish that —

Ashley: I understand you want to fix things.

Abby: I wish I had answers. Do you think that tucker is acting in the best interests of devon?

[ Doorknob rattles ] Or do you think this is some sort of grand gesture to try to impress you?

[ Sighs ]

Victoria: I take it that tucker didn’t let you know that you weren’t the first one he offered his company to?

Devon: No, he made it seem like I was the only person he was gonna approach.

Victoria: Well, of course. You know, please don’t take my word for it. You should ask him yourself.

Devon: Right. You said he took the offer off the table, though, right?

Victoria: Yes, that’s right. After some mysterious entity bought up all of the debt, all of a sudden, mccall was no longer in the market.

Devon: Hmm.

Victoria: Look, the way that he’s been going back and forth and being less than transparent, I don’t blame you for not trusting him.

Devon: Well, I’m just trying to figure out why you care so much that you’d come all the way here to talk about it with me.

Victoria: I have a question for you.

Devon: What’s that?

Victoria: Newman is still very much interested in buying mccall unlimited, and I’d like to know where you stand, just in case I am forced to play hardball.

Victor: [ Sighs ] All I ever wanted is for you to be at a place where you can be happy, where you could grow.

Adam: Well, that’s why I feel like this is — this is the right move for me.

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: I just had an enlightening conversation with sharon. She, uh, helped me find some clarity on a few things.

Victor: What wisdom could sharon possibly impart?

Adam: She told me I need to find something that I’m passionate about, something that I can commit myself to, you know, give me a sense of purpose. And then I realized that is exactly what you were offering me.

Victor: You know, there were some people who warned me that you would never believe that I’m on your side.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, there’s nothing I enjoy more than proving people wrong.

Victor: [ Laughs ] Especially when they’re the newmans, right? Son, I’m your father. I know you.

Adam: Dad, thank you for, um, not giving up on me. But, uh, back to the business at hand.

Victor: You mean mccall.

Adam: Mm. Are you certain that victoria is on board with this? She knows about your plan and me?

Victor: Don’t you worry about victoria, alright? Leave her to me. Known as a loving parent.

Lily: Hey.

Daniel: Hey.

Lily: I got your message while I was on a call with amanda.

Daniel: Yeah. She’s doing well?

Lily: Yeah. Yeah, she’s good. She’s excited to sink her teeth into hamilton-winters. Which I don’t know if that’s because she’s motivated or because she wants to make devon pay, but I don’t really care. I just want to win.

Daniel: You know, maybe if you could come to an understanding with your brother, there could be a quick resolution.

Lily: Quick? No. I mean, it’s corporate law. It could take years. But anyway, it doesn’t matter. Let’s, um — let’s sit. What, uh — what’s going on? Is there a problem with the project?

Daniel: No, no, nothing like that.

Lily: Okay. Well, you made it sound important.

Daniel: Well, it is. Uh, it’s about you. Nate, actually. Um, I just thought I should give you a heads-up.

Lily: What is it?

Daniel: He overheard us at society earlier.

Lily: Right. Of course he did. What did he — what did he hear? What were we saying?

Daniel: Hamilton versus winters, uh, you and devon. He was just trying to recruit me to help put an end to the lawsuit.

Lily: He said that?

Daniel: He feels responsible for the original rift between the two of you. Maybe he’s thinking —

Lily: Right, thinking that we will forgive him if he just tries to solve everything? I mean [Scoffs] Of course he would. Of course, once again, he thinks it’s all about the great nate hastings.

Devon: You know, victoria, i have enough problems in my life right now. I don’t need to add tucker to the list.

Victoria: Well, that’s very interesting, but for my own clarification, does that mean that you are not considering the purchase of mccall unlimited?

Devon: Uh, I don’t have anything to say to you about that ’cause we’re not buddies. You literally tried to go after my company not that long ago. Remember?

Victoria: I think we’ve been through that.

Devon: We have, and you’re still denying it, so… you think you can come over here today and try to talk to me about my business dealings? Come on. Tucker isn’t that the only person I don’t trust in this town.

Victoria: I’ve been very transparent with you about this. I want that company.

Devon: Okay. I can’t help you get it.

Victoria: Look, you know tucker’s just trying to use this to score points with you. He just wants to manipulate his way back into your life. You think you don’t trust him now? Well, just wait. If you buy mccall [Chuckles] That’s gonna be very complicated because that company is not a gift. It’s a curse. It’s the complete opposite of what you built at hamilton-winters. So, you just say the word, and I’ll take care of everything. You don’t have to do a thing. I’m pretty sure that that’s what’s best for everyone.

[ Door opens and closes ]

Tucker: Hey, how are you, abby?

Abby: I’ll talk to you soon.

Ashley: I love you.

Abby: I love you. Goodbye.

[ Door closes ]

Ashley: I hope you have good news.

Tucker: I have not heard from devon about my offer.

Ashley: Oh, that’s unfortunate.

Tucker: Yeah, but, uh, I feel like I got my second wind. I dug deep, and I think I’ve found some viable options.

Ashley: I want to hear all about it.

Tucker: Okay. So, what if we made the sale of the company contingent upon large-scale charitable donations to causes that are near and dear to your heart? For instance, um, the future is female, right? So we would — yeah, it is. So we would advocate for girls and young women pursuing careers in the sciences, um, environmental groups. You know, we’d clean up the oceans and that kind of thing. So, whoever bought the company would need to be prepared to educate and beautify the planet because it would be baked into any contract I signed. Only sustainable practices and all that.

[ Both laugh ]

Ashley: You would do all that?

Tucker: Yeah, sure. And more.

Ashley: Just for me?

Tucker: For us, for — for the world, for the — for the universe. I’m trying to think globally, you know.

Ashley: Right. Well, could you maybe just work locally? Please don’t give up on devon.

Tucker: [ Sighs ] He’s inflexible.

Ashley: No, he’s being cautious.

Tucker: Well, what am i supposed to do?

Ashley: You just found a million ways to change the world. You can’t think of one or two to change devon’s mind?

Tucker: There’s only so much one man can do.

Ashley: Yeah, but you’re not any man, are you? You are tucker mccall, right? You go where other men don’t tread. They don’T. Things might get difficult, they might take more time, but you get them done.

Tucker: You’re not exaggerating, are you?

Ashley: I’m not. But then again, I can’t help but think if this was one of your silly business deals motivated by your ego and your greed, it would have been done by sunset. So, maybe you just don’t want it enough. We do it every night.

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Lily: [ Scoffs ] I mean, the fact that nate is spying on my conversation — it’s like, should I be worried about him again?

Daniel: I don’t think it was intentional, and I doubt he wants to try and use that information against you.

Lily: Well, I mean, he’s done things in the past that i thought he was never capable of.

Daniel: Exactly why I told him it was a bad idea. And I told him he wasn’t involved and he should stay out of it.

Lily: Good. Thank you.

Daniel: But I got to say — and I know it’s none of my business — the guy is hurting over what he almost did to chancellor-winters.

Lily: Uh-huh. He should be.

Daniel: Do you think the crime deserves a life sentence?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: Okay. Yeah. No, no, no, I — I will shut my mouth. You’re right. It’s none of my business. None of my business. After — after I say just this one last thing. He sincerely wants to help you and devon find a peaceful resolution.

Lily: Yeah, that’s great. I would like that, too. Everybody wants peace in their family. I mean, all I wanted was for us to work together and build something that we could be proud of. But then, you know, billy walks away. Nate tries to destroy it all. Devon’s now suing me. It’s like, why is this happening?

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Abby: Studying for a test?

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: Didn’t hear you come in.

Abby: Mwah! I had a few minutes before my staff meeting. I wanted to see how you’re doing.

Devon: Oh, yeah?

Abby: Yeah.

Devon: Good. I’m just going over some financials here.

Abby: Oh. For hamilton-winters?

Devon: No. For mccall unlimited, actually.

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Yeah. You got here at the perfect time.

Abby: I love hearing that.

Devon: I could use some fresh eyes on this, if you don’t mind.

Abby: Okay. What is it?

Tucker: Um, do you remember when I filled in for mccall a few years back?

Abby: Yes, when tucker went off the grid in search of enlightenment.

Devon: Exactly. Yeah. And I did everything I can to make sure that the company didn’t fall off the deep end.

Abby: I remember.

Devon: Well, the people that he left in charge ignored all the fixes that I put in place and they fell back into some bad practices and the company’s never really recovered.

Abby: Okay. Well, are you saying it’s not worth buying anymore?

Devon: Well, no, that’s the thing, is even though it’s a mess, it has good bones. And I think that if, you know, there’s the right person leading it, it would just take a few tweaks to cut off the divisions that aren’t operating up to par. And it actually would be pretty valuable and worth something.

Abby: Are you interested in being that right person?

Devon: That I don’t know. But I have been thinking that it’s probably not a good idea to enter into this lawsuit with lily, uh, with having nothing but my hat in my hands.

Abby: Because you could lose and end up with nothing.

Devon: Right. And this would be the answer to that. So, I don’t know. Maybe I should consider buying mccall just ’cause it would definitely be a safety net for me.

Victor: Sweetheart, have you met with devon concerning the purchase of mccall?

Victoria: I have. He claimed he wasn’t interested.

Victor: Oh, really? You don’t believe him, do you?

Victoria: Well, it wasn’t the friendliest of meetings.

Victor: I’m not surprised.

Victoria: I let him know what my intentions are, and he would neither confirm nor deny my suspicions.

Victor: That means we shift into high gear right now. We go after mccall, and once we have it, it’ll remain a separate entity from newman.

Victoria: I beg your pardon?

Victor: You heard me correctly. It’ll remain a separate entity from newman, and adam will be in charge.

Victoria: Dad, you can’t be serious about that.

Victor: You’ve always known that I wanted him to run that new corporation.

Victoria: No, that was when i assumed that mccall would be kept a part of newman. Look, I’ve — I’ve reworked the numbers and what buying it would entail and —

Victor: We keep what’s worth it and we throw out the rest.

Victoria: Exactly. That’s exactly right. We need to get rid of the dead weight.

Victor: And adam will be the ceo of the new corporation. You either accept the deal, or it’s off the table.

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Victoria: You’re using what could be a very attractive acquisition to bribe your son into being beholden to you.

Victor: That is not why I’m doing it. I’m doing this for the sake of my son. This will empower him.

Victoria: Dad, he would never be able to stand the scrutiny if he had to answer to me, and that’s exactly another reason why you’re doing this. You don’t care if the acquisition is profitable or not. You just want adam to feel like he’s the big man in charge.

Victor: The discussion is over, okay? Adam will be in charge.

[ Knock on door ] Come in!

[ Door opens ]

Nate: Hey. Victor.

Victor: Hey, nate.

Nate: Always good to see you. Uh, look, I can come back if you’re —

Victor: No, no, it’s alright. I’m just on the way out, okay? No further discussion about this.

[ Door closes ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Nate: Whatever that was about, I am glad I missed it.

Victoria: My father and i were discussing mccall.

Nate: Any new updates?

Victoria: Dad is adamant about putting adam in charge of the company, which would be palatable if I knew that mccall were gonna be a part of newman and I would be the one making the final decisions.

Nate: But your father has plans of his own.

Victoria: He just informed me that he intends to keep mccall a separate entity, with adam in charge, answering to no one.

Nate: And you’re not having that.

Victoria: Absolutely not. Now, there is no way that I am letting adam get his hands on that company.

Nate: So, what are you gonna do — kill the deal?

Victoria: Oh, no, no. No. No way in hell. Mccall is mine.

Devon: I mean, mccall could definitely be a great insurance policy for me.

Abby: Thank you.

Devon: Yeah. ‘Cause no matter what ends up happening, I’d still have a company, you know? And it would be something that’s established, that I can still build on. But at the same time, I have to consider who’s selling me this company. And why would I trust anything he says at this point after what he’s done? Maybe this is just his way of manipulating me to get back into my life again.

Abby: Hear me out.

Devon: Sure.

Abby: What if tucker means well? What if there are no strings attached?

Devon: I — I don’t know “what if?” ‘Cause that’s never been the case. You know, I — you’re very trusting. I know you didn’t get that trait from victor newman.

Abby: Well, maybe you should get to know victor newman a little bit better — ’cause my dad thinks that people can change and that family is the most important thing. And I just happen to agree with him. So, maybe — maybe you can admit that you’re wrong about that?

Devon: Yeah, okay.

Abby: Okay?

Devon: I’m wrong about that. You’re right.

Abby: You’re wrong about that, and then maybe…

Devon: Hmm?

Abby: …You could admit that it’s possible that you could be wrong about your own father?

Devon: It’s possible? Uh, well…I did find out that he offered to sell his company to newman before coming to me.

Abby: How’d you find that out?

Devon: ‘Cause your sister came over here and told me. And she wanted to know if he tried to sell it to me yet.

Abby: So, she said that he tried to sell it to newman first?

Devon: Mm-hmm. And then she made it very, very clear that newman is very interested in buying it. She’s something else, I’ll tell you.

Abby: Okay, I do love my sister, devon.

Devon: I know you love your sister. I know. I love my sister, too.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Devon: Whether or not she’ll ever believe that again is another story.

Abby: But the question is, what’s victoria’s next move?

Tucker: I think you know how much I want this. Even I can’t control a human heart.

Ashley: Well, the tucker mccall that I used to know would never let anything stand between him and what he desired.

Tucker: So, you want me to move heaven and earth?

Tucker: Wouldn’t be the first time. You’re actually gonna let your child dictate how the rest of your life unfolds?

Tucker: I just don’t want to force the issue onto him.

Ashley: Think of another way. I mean, you’re not trying to ruin devon. You’re trying to help him. Selling mccall to him is a game changer, not just for devon, but for you… for your grandson… for the future.

Tucker: And what’s the future for us? Is there an us? I see —


Lily: I just was so excited when we started this journey. You know? I really, really thought that we could build something that my dad and katherine would be proud of.

Daniel: Something you could all be proud of.

Lily: Yeah, I thought we would build a legacy, you know, something that would outlast all of us.

Daniel: Big dreams.

Lily: [ Exhales sharply ] Yeah. I guess too big.

Daniel: No. No. That’s garbage. Look, you’re running a multimillion-dollar company. You are loyal. You’re focused. And if you’re too damn polite to say it, I’ll say it for you.

Lily: Say what?

Daniel: You’re giving 110% every day, into the night. You are living to make this thing a reality. I’m right, right? Right. I’m right, aren’t I?

Lily: Yeah. Close.

Daniel: So it makes sense that you would expect at least that much from your family and the people around you. You know, they’re the ones that are supposed to be there fighting with you, you know, for the things that you want and they’re supposed to be there to support you. So, I don’t want to hear that you failed or that you failed anyone else. You didn’t fail the company. Everyone around you —

they failed you.

Devon: Victoria is trying to salvage the deal that she had in place before tucker pulled out.

Abby: But why did tucker kill the deal? It doesn’t make any sense. He had a sure thing. Did victoria say what turned him off?

Devon: If she knew, she didn’t tell me. But I get the feeling that she thinks it’s tied to whoever bought tucker’s debt.

Abby: So, there may be a connection between tucker and the person or entity who owns his debt. Interesting. Well, does that make you want to make a deal? Or does it make you want to walk away?

Tucker: Okay, you just, uh — you just tell me what it is you want, and I’ll make it happen.

Ashley: Be careful what you wish for.

Tucker: You say the word.

Ashley: Look, I want this to work. I want to know that you are sincere about wanting to heal things with devon. I want you to be a man that he can believe in and a man that he can trust. And I want you to help him love that beautiful little boy of his. And I really want to stop thinking about all of this because I’m terrified that i feel anything for you.

Tucker: Okay. [ Chuckles ] You’re in a conundrum, aren’t you? But I tell you — oh.

[ Cellphone pings ]

[ Gasps ] Unbelievable.

Ashley: What?

Tucker: This is good. It’s from devon — “let’s talk.”

[ Chuckles ] It’s so perfect, the timing of it. It’s the universe.

Ashley: What do you mean?

Tucker: You — the kiss. You kissed me, and it was so — it was life-changing and world-shaking and — and powerful enough to change devon’s perspective. He could feel the vibrations, you see, across —

Ashley: Well, it wasn’t that good, not really.

Tucker: You’re a liar. It was good. We just took a step in the right direction, and now the world is spinning the right way for me.

Ashley: [ Laughs ] You’re weird.

Tucker: Yes, I am. But I’ve — I’ve found a moral obligation, you see, to, uh —

[Laughing] To do good for others.

Ashley: Really?

Devon: Yes. Sacrifice. I’m gonna sacrifice self-interest to help those i love. Yeah, things are falling into place for me, baby. And for us and devon. You don’t feel that?

Ashley: No.

Tucker: Eh. Don’t worry. You will.

Ashley: Mm.

Tucker: Change is coming. Before this whole thing is through, you’re going to see that we are absolutely meant to be together.

Ashley: Get out of here.

Tucker: Yai-da-da-ee

ya-da-da, da-da-dum

Ashley: [ Chuckles ]

Tucker: Doo-da-da-dai

Victoria: I guess you haven’t heard. I always get what I want, one way or another.

Nate: What about compromise? So both sides get what they want and no one feels like they’ve lost.

Victoria: Well, you know, that might work on the playground, but that just don’t work in the corporate world. The corporate world is messy. It’s ugly. It’s very unforgiving. It’s like in a family. You know, these issues — they’re constantly changing. You have to remind yourself this is a marathon. It’s not a sprint. You have to pace yourself. You have to have fun with it and let them think that they’re winning. And then you go in for the kill. Do you trust me?

Nate: You know I do.

Victoria: Good. You just put yourself in my hands, nate. I have everything under control.

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[ Knock on door ]

Chelsea: One second.

Adam: Hi.

Chelsea: Hi. What are you doing here?

Adam: Uh, I came to check on you. I was just, um… oh. It’s like you were expecting me.

Chelsea: Oh…yeah, I was just making a little lunch. If I knew you were stopping by, I would have set a place for you.

Adam: Uh, looks a little crowded there. Connor’s at school, right?

Chelsea: Yeah.

Adam: Mm. So, the actual place setting is for, uh — let me guess — billy?

Chelsea: I know you dislike him, but you don’t think he should be allowed to eat lunch?

Adam: I think there’s a whole lot of nice restaurants he could get a lunch in genoa city. I don’t know why he’s got to come here.

Chelsea: Adam, things are going well for me. I’m making progress. I’m putting in the work. Billy has been there for me every step of the way. Okay? He’s a part of my life. So please leave your bad attitude at the door.

Adam: Some people say my bad attitude is the best quality i have.

Chelsea: Adam, I’m serious. I don’t need any of your negativity surrounding my friendship with billy.

Adam: It’s not the friendship that I’m worried about. I’m guessing it’s gone past the “we’re just friends” part.

Chelsea: Maybe it has.

Sharon: Flowers and chelsea’s favorite pastries. You must be headed upstairs.

Billy: I am, yeah. She’s making lunch. You know, I don’t want to show up empty-handed. That would be in poor form.

Sharon: Well, look at you, billy abbott. When did you become so thoughtful?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] It’s a box of pastries and a grocery-bought bouquet of flowers. It’s not a big deal, sharon.

Sharon: Well, it is often the small, thoughtful gestures that speak volumes.

Billy: I feel like there’s more to that statement.

Sharon: I think it’s really admirable, the way that you have stepped up for chelsea. You have been instrumental in her reclaiming her life.

Billy: But…?

Sharon: I do worry. Obviously, the bond between you two is growing stronger.

Billy: Yeah, it is, but isn’t it supposed to?

Sharon: Yes, ordinarily. But you two came together under extraordinary circumstances, and chelsea has made great stride in her recovery, but she’s still in a fragile state, billy.

Kyle: Hey. Did you work from home this morning?

Summer: I did.

Kyle: Sorry I didn’t wake you. I went into the office early to conference with milan, and after my late night last night, it feels like I haven’t seen you in forever. What’s wrong?

Summer: Do you really want to know?

Kyle: Well, when you say it like that, I’m not so sure anymore.

Summer: I’ll tell you what’s wrong. Sally freakin’ spectra.

[ Sighs heavily ]

Sally: I ran into summer yesterday…and it was pretty uncomfortable.

Nick: [ Exhales heavily ] You told her?

Sally: Everything.

Nick: Everything?

Sally: Everything.

Nick: You told her all of it? You’re pregnant. It’s adam’S. We’re still together.

Sally: Mm-hmm. Yeah. All of it. I don’t know. I-I’m sorry. Really, I just thought it would be a good thing. But she just accused me of creating chaos wherever I go.

Nick: Sorry she said that to you.

Sally: Yeah, well, the worst part is she’s not wrong. I mean, this whole thing is a mess. (Phyllis) oooh, hearts

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Sharon: I don’t want to overstep, billy.

Billy: I know you don’T. Look, you’ve been nothing but respectful towards chelsea throughout her recuperation. And, uh, it’s obvious you come from a place of concern.

Sharon: Yes, I do. And I’m not chelsea’s therapist, but I do have some thoughts.

Billy: Well, I always appreciate your input. You’ve always been a big help. So, don’t stop now.

Sharon: What if you don’t like what I have to say?

Billy: I’m still gonna listen. Look, you’re a trained professional, okay? I’m a fool with some flowers and some — some baked goods. But we’re both concerned about chelsea, and, uh, the big difference being you actually have the experience to help.

Sharon: Okay, so, from my objective point of view, I do worry about her dependency on you. I know that you’ve made a deep commitment to helping her get through this crisis, and you have lived up to that and more. But I’m here all day. I see how often you come through here to go up and check in on her. And I imagine your relationship has gotten pretty close.

Billy: We’re good friends. Maybe a little bit more, but i feel like that’s a natural progression.

Sharon: Of course.

Billy: Look, sharon, I would never do anything consciously to jeopardize chelsea’s progress.

Sharon: Well, it doesn’t have to be conscious in order to be harmful.

Billy: So, you think our friendship is hurting her?

Sharon: I think that you are too close to the situation to be aware of any of the potential dangers. She’s still in a very vulnerable state, billy.

Billy: Yes, but she is getting better.

Sharon: How much of that is because you’re around? We all know that a new romance is enough to buoy anyone’s mood.

Billy: That’s a good thing, isn’t it?

Sharon: Ordinarily, yes, it can, but…it’s almost like it’s artificially lifting her spirits. And chelsea needs to get through this on her own. It’s the only way that she’s going to come out the other side stronger than she was before. I’m not saying that her dependency on you is causing her to regress. It’s just something for you to be aware of.

Daniel: Hey. How you doing?

Lily: Good. How are you?

Daniel: Oh. I’m good. I’m good. Thank you for meeting with me.

Lily: Of course. So, thankfully, jill has agreed to move forward with omega sphere even while we get everything at the company sorted out.

Daniel: Right. Good. Well, I owe you for that. I know you’ve been fighting for this, so thank you.

Lily: Well, of course I have. I believe in you, and I believe in the project. And that’s why I feel like, no matter what has happened with heather and no matter how you feel about it, this venture is way too important to walk away from. You’ve put too much time and energy into it.

Daniel: I’ll keep that in mind.

Lily: Daniel, I mean it, okay? This is not just a beautiful gift for your daughter. You’re creating something impactful. And it’s a way to reinvent yourself, just like heather and lucy told you.

Daniel: You know I can be a little slow on the uptake sometimes. Plus, I needed to do some wallowing after they left. So, thank you for being patient with me.

Lily: Yeah, of course. I mean, look, it was kind of like hanging out with eeyore, but, you know…

[ Both laugh ]

Daniel: And I’m glad that you can ridicule me for it. It just makes me feel so much better about myself.

Lily: Good. Good. Laughter means that you’re moving on.

Daniel: And, again, I’m grateful to you for that.

Lily: Well, you know who i owe a big thank-you to. Chelsea.

Adam: Well, good thing you didn’t invite me to lunch — because after learning your relationship with billy has progressed beyond friendship, I’ve lost my appetite.

Chelsea: Trust me. I know about your opinions on billy.

Billy: Listen, chelsea, come on. It’s not an opinion. It’s a fact. Billy abbott is a self-serving walking train wreck who cannot possibly have your best interests at heart. You deserve so much better than that.

Chelsea: Is that a fact?

Adam: It’s absolutely a fact.

Chelsea: Why can’t you just let go of this animosity and be happy for me that I’m in a good place? You know, I’m doing all the work, and good things are finally happening for me.

Adam: But, chelsea, I am happy for you. And it’s actually because you are doing the work that you need to be worried. You have to keep your guard up.

Chelsea: Why do you say that?

Adam: From experience. Billy abbott is toxic.

[ Knock on door ]

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Come in!

Billy: Is everything okay?

Adam: Perfectly fine.

Billy: I was actually asking chelsea.

Adam: Yeah, but you’re concerned about me being here, which is absurd. My son lives here, and chelsea is his mother, so — I know you understand the concept of co-parenting.

Billy: Adam, can you stop talking? I was asking chelsea if she’s alright, and she can answer for herself.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I used to pre-rinse dishes cause my old detergent

Chelsea: Alright, everybody calm down. You’re in my house, so you got to abide by my rules. Rule number one is you have to be kind and respectful to one another. If you can’t do that, you got to leave, both of you.

Billy: I got no problem with that.

Adam: Sure. We’re all friends.

Chelsea: You never did tell me why you stopped by.

Adam: I just wanted to check in. I wanted to see how you’re progressing. You seem like you’re doing well.

Chelsea: I am. And I appreciate you checking in. I really do.

Adam: I know you do. Um…enjoy your lunch.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Adam: You’re welcome.

Chelsea: Ooh! Flowers and pastries. Thank you.

Billy: Really not a problem, not a big deal. Just thought I would bring something sweet and pretty to put on the table for lunch.

Chelsea: Mm. So, if I invite you over for dinner, you’re gonna bring something even more decadent?

Billy: You’re gonna have to invite me and find out.

Chelsea: Maybe I will.

Billy: So, what’d I miss?

Chelsea: You know, I think adam’s just lost right now. He would never admit it, but i think he stopped by to see me because I’m the most stable thing in his life right now. Imagine that.

Billy: You sound worried about him.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I am a little. Adam’s had a lot of changes in his life recently. That can be unsettling for anyone, but especially adam.

Billy: You know, you said that the last time he came to you to get something off his chest. So, what’s going on with him?

Chelsea: It’s not really my place to share, but if you’re so concerned about him, you should ask him.

Billy: Oh, yeah, that would go over very well. You know, I just don’t want him to get into one of those phases, you know? That’s when all the terrible things happen.

Chelsea: I know, but I don’t think you should judge him for something he hasn’t done yet.

Billy: Fair enough, and i don’t want to talk about adam anymore. I want to talk about you.

Chelsea: Me?

Billy: Yes. You invite me over for this fancy lunch, and you hint at something special that’s going on, on the phone. What’s up?

Summer: I just — I can’t believe this woman. I can’t believe the way that she’s latched onto my dad. And I cannot believe this latest stunt she’s pulled.

Kyle: Okay, whatever it is, I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation for it.

Summer: She’s pregnant.

Kyle: Oh, um… I didn’t see that coming. Well, maybe it’s a blessing that —

Summer: It’s adam’S.

> Kyle: You can’t be serious. Okay. Well, at least she won’t be in our lives.

Summer: No, my dad is sticking by her. He’s committed as ever.

Kyle: What is wrong with him? That is — wow!

Summer: See? Even you can’t put a positive spin on this. It’s a disaster.

Kyle: O-okay. It’s a lot to take in, uh… I mean, a lot. But…we can work through this. It’s just a complicated situation.

Summer: Complicated? Kyle, this is a nightmare.

[ Sighs ] And you know what? When she was telling me about it, it was like she expected me to be happy for her. And you know what? I actually think that she just wanted to watch me squirm, and she enjoyed every single second of it.

Kyle: Well, I doubt that.

Summer: What’d you just say?

Kyle: I-I doubt that she was loving every second of it, summer. It’s not like she did this intentionally.

Summer: We really don’t know that.

Kyle: I think we have to operate under the assumption this isn’t a stunt. It’s a baby. I’m sure she had a lot on her mind and a lot to worry about without considering how this situation affects you.

Sally: I’m just kicking myself.

Nick: About what?

Sally: Actually thinking that summer could offer some understanding or support. I mean, there’s absolutely no reason why she would or should. So I don’t blame her. I mean, what was she supposed to say? How was she supposed to react? “Yes, I am having a baby with your uncle, but don’t worry. Your father and I are doing just fine. Never better, actually, and I’m so sorry still about that whole job-stealing thing.”

Nick: That was a lifetime ago. You’re a different person now.

Sally: Yeah, I know, but my life is just as chaotic right now.

Nick: Look, something happened that you didn’t plan for. It’s gonna be okay. That’s the way life works. It’s not ideal, but we’re gonna make the best of it. And it’s not like you’re alone. I’m right here, and I’m not going anywhere. Now, I know you’ve got your doctor’s appointment later today. Is that something you want me to go to with you?

Sally: No, it’s fine. It’s not one of the fun ones with the ultrasound and all that.

Nick: Alright, well, if you change your mind, call me and I’ll be right there. So, here’s what we’re gonna do. You’re not gonna worry about summer or anything else. Your doctor appointment is your focus. The baby’s your focus. It’s our focus.

Sharon: Hey. How are you?

Adam: I am fine.

Sharon: And that tone says that you are not. How are things going with sally? Are you still okay with the situation?

Adam: Sharon, please don’t do that.

Sharon: Do what?

Adam: I don’t need you to therapist me. I’m just — I’m here for the coffee.

Sharon: It’s called being a friend, adam. Most people show some awareness for what their friends are dealing with. I’m trying to show some concern for how you’re facing this because I know you’re going through a rough time, but if you don’t like it, there are plenty of other places in genoa city that serve coffee.

Adam: There are?

Sharon: Don’t make a joke.

Adam: What? Who is joking? I — I have not seen these coffee-serving establishments, so I’m gonna need a list and maybe a map.

Sharon: Mm-hmm. I know what you’re doing. You don’t know how to deal with your emotions, and so you’re just lashing out.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Are you sure you’re not trying to therapist me?

Sharon: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe a little. But I know that you are going through a tough time. And I’m sure that running into billy upstairs at chelsea’s is the reason for your foul mood.

Adam: You can’t really think chelsea getting involved with billy right now is a good idea.

Sharon: I have not spoken to chelsea, but I did give my opinion to billy just now.

Adam: I mean, this guy — he has just made himself a fixture in chelsea’s life, and it’s like he needs her to need him and he does not care how it affects her or her recovery.

Sharon: Have you shared your feelings with chelsea?

Adam: I have. And they have not gotten through. But she would listen to you. I mean, she respects you. You guys have professional history together. I think that you should maybe say something to her —

Sharon: I think that you should stop. Some people are born to hustle.

Chelsea: It was so great. I mean, it felt like — like fate, bumping into him.

Billy: Bumping into who? You still haven’t told me who this person is.

Chelsea: Oh, sorry. Daniel.

Billy: Romalotti.

Chelsea: Yeah. I pitched him an idea where we could use omega sphere to help users’ mental health.

Billy: I didn’t think you were that far along. I thought it was more of a preliminary idea.

Chelsea: Well, it was. But I talked to my therapist about it, and she’s on board. She thinks it would be good for me, very healing to work behind the scenes on a project like this.

Billy: Well, that’s great. That’s great. How did daniel come about this information?

Chelsea: Well, I was leaving my therapy session, and I bumped into him and lily at the coffeehouse. So I just asked him. I asked him if I could share my idea, he said yes, and then it just kind of came pouring out.

Billy: And lily was there. So, how did that go? She can be a little bit of a tough crowd.

Chelsea: She listened and asked questions. I mean, she was a little concerned that maybe it’s too much too soon, but she seemed to like it.

Billy: Well, that sounds very promising.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, I had this idea where players go through mazes and obstacles that are personal to them, relating to previous traumas in their lives.

Billy: I’m thrilled that you’re using your personal experience for something good.

Chelsea: You’re the reason all of this is possible. So, this fancy lunch, as you like to call it, it’s a — it’s a celebration of my next steps. It’s a celebration of getting closer to being the person i want to be. It’s a celebration of us.

Daniel: You still haven’t explained why you owe chelsea a debt of gratitude.

Lily: Well…because she… helped re-energize you with the idea that she pitched, you know? She made you excited about the possibilities again.

Daniel: Yeah, I think it’s a good idea. I also think it’s really brave of her to want to take something so personal and turn it into this big project. I mean, that had to be really painful for her. And I think it’s inspiring, don’t you?

Lily: Yeah, absolutely.

Daniel: It reminded me of why I wanted to do this in the first place. Her idea sort of crystallized what I want to accomplish with omega sphere.

Lily: I know, and that’s why I want to thank her. She made you excited again. I’m happy about that.

Daniel: Mm. Good. Good. Well, look, we’ll have someone on the team handle all the coding for her and all the technical aspects. And I guess I’ll just help to shape her vision.

Lily: Yeah, great. Do what you have to do. I’m just happy to see you excited again.

[ Chuckles ] It’s exactly the kind of good news I needed today.

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Daniel: You remember when we joked about creating a game that could help you deal with family conflict? Kind of what we’re doing.

Lily: Yeah. On one level.

Daniel: Well, you see how valuable that is, right?

Lily: [ Laughs ] Oh, I see what you’re doing. You’re using omega sphere to get me to talk about what I don’t want to talk about. Very clever.

Summer: Did you just defend sally spectra to me?

Kyle: I think she has more important things on her mind than trying to get a rise out of you, that’s all. I’m sure she’s scared and anxious about the situation she finds herself in. But the most important thing for everyone, including you, is the health and well-being of that baby.

Summer: Ugh. You’re right. She’s bringing a new life into this world, so I guess we all need to focus on the baby. But, kyle, if you think for a second that she wouldn’t use that baby to manipulate my dad, you are so naive.

Kyle: I think you have to face the fact that your dad’s relationship with sally has taken a few steps past being a casual thing. And if nick has chosen to stay by sally’s side during the pregnancy, then that’s —

[ Knock on door ] Are you expecting someone?

Summer: No, but I have an idea of who it is.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Nick: We need to talk. I brought in ensure max protein

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Kyle: Good to see you, nick.

Nick: You too.

Kyle: See you later.

Nick: I assume you know what this is about.

Summer: What exactly did sally tell you?

Nick: She told me that you two talked yesterday.

Summer: And, what, she just ran to go tell you all about it and now you’re here to scold me like a child?

Nick: I’m not here to scold you, summer. I just want this out in the open. Sally knows she’s never gonna get your support and understanding, but I expect it.

Summer: I’m running a little low on those things lately.

Nick: Look, I get it. You have a problem with this on a lot of different levels. You and sally have a messy history, but that was a long time ago. And things have really worked out for you since, right?

Summer: No, this isn’t about me holding a grudge. You’re confusing me for mom. I’m concerned for you.

Nick: Nothing is happening to me.

Summer: Dad, she’s using you.

Nick: No, she’s not. That is a hurtful and baseless accusation.

Summer: I have a question for you. How long did she know she was pregnant before she told you?

Nick: She didn’t tell me right away.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] Maybe she took her time on purpose. Maybe she wanted to wait so that she could reel you in and deepen your relationship with her.

Nick: Why would she do that?

Summer: So that you would do exactly what you’re doing right now, so that you would stand by her and protect her from adam.

Sharon: Let me explain.

Adam: Look, you said stop, so I will stop. I am not gonna say another word.

Sharon: What I meant was stop focusing on other people’s issues and deal with your own life. I know you, adam. Whatever you’re projecting to the world — this glib, devil-may-care attitude — I know you do care. Look, sally made a choice, and it was one that probably hurt your feelings, but it’s out of your control. And the same goes for chelsea. She has decided to spend her time with somebody else. And while you may be concerned about her, running around and ranting about billy doesn’t help the situation. It’s just a distraction. It allows you to avoid doing what you should be doing and paying attention to what you can control.

Adam: And what would that be?

Sharon: What about your job? Didn’t jack give you a great opportunity at jabot?

Adam: Um…yeah. Um, about that…

Sharon: What, did something go wrong?

Adam: Oh, well, would you look at that? Maybe my former colleague can explain what went wrong.

Sharon: “Former”?

Adam: Kyle. You remember me? How are things going at the old jabot salt mine?

Billy: I mean, I’m not surprised daniel loves the idea. He’s a brooding, artistic type, and this is a real story with real human emotion.

Chelsea: Yeah. He seemed to like how it would fit with his platform. So I think we could come up with a deal. He even laid out how it would all work.

Billy: What do you mean?

Chelsea: Well, his company would deal with the coding and mechanics. I would oversee that and design the visuals.

Billy: Sounds very promising.

Chelsea: Yeah. I thought the exact same thing.

Billy: You know, I’m wondering how this might work, actually, because, uh…

[ Clears throat ] I mean, does daniel have the authority to make these decisions on his own? Or do jill and lily still need to sign off?

Chelsea: Well, like I said, lily was there, and she heard everything. She seemed to like it. Unless she was just being polite. I mean, I did pitch this thing in the middle of a coffee shop.

Billy: No, no, no, no. No, not at all. If lily seemed like she liked it, I’m sure that’s true. You know, she can be brutal when it comes to business. And a lot of deals are made after elevator pitches. And this is your version of that.

Chelsea: I guess so.

Billy: Look, I’m sure it went as well as you think it did, okay? And they’d be foolish not to take this project. And they are not fools over there. They got rid of the last one when I walked out the door.

Chelsea: [ Laughs ]

Billy: I really think this is a perfect fit for daniel’s platform.

Chelsea: You do?

Billy: Yeah.

Chelsea: Really?

Billy: I’m very excited about it.

Chelsea: Okay. Well, that makes me feel better because I’m a little anxious about the business side of it all — you know, the — the contracts, negotiations, hiring.

Billy: Yeah, don’t worry about that. That’s just me falling into my corporate mind-set. If this is the right project for them, they’re gonna make it work. More importantly, I’m glad that you’re this excited about your own project and those creative juices are flowing again.

Chelsea: Well, thank you. I appreciate your support.

Billy: [ Clears throat ]

Chelsea: Um, but is something going on with you?

Billy: No. What do you mean by that?

Chelsea: I don’t know. You just seem more distant since you got here. Just, it feels different than the last time we hung out. Is something wrong? Hi, I’m karen.

Chelsea: Talk to me.

Billy: Jack. He offered me a job. And I’m a little distracted by it.

Chelsea: Wow. Well, I know you told me you had an enlightening conversation with him, but he gave you a job offer?

Billy: Yeah. He asked if I would take over where adam left off and, uh, become his co-ceo.

Chelsea: Oh, that’s a big deal.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: And very complicated, considering you just had an epiphany that you’re no longer comfortable working in the corporate world, and now you’re asked to go back.

Billy: That’s right.

Chelsea: So, are you really considering it?

Kyle: You’re not gonna believe this, but jabot somehow managed to survive without your half-assed contributions.

Adam: Oh, man. I’m happy to hear that the place is still standing before I was forced out.

Kyle: Yeah, you weren’t forced out.

Adam: Well, you and victor — you did your best.

Kyle: That’s right. The world is against you. That’s why you failed to make a single worthwhile contribution while you were in the c-suite.

Adam: I resigned. Yes. Um, and like I said, I don’t blame you. I don’t hold any ill will. You know, you were right to, uh, work to get me out of there. So, good job, young man.

Kyle: Well, I don’t really seek your approval, so that doesn’t mean much to me.

Adam: Well, sure. You, you know, only want your daddy’s thumbs-up, so… I don’t know if ousting me was a very proud moment for jack. I’m sorry about that. I hope my father made it worthwhile for you. Oh, he did, didn’t he? That’s so good. What did he give you for your treachery? A yacht? Full bag of cash? Maybe — no. A handful of magical beans?

Kyle: You just don’t stop, do you? I’m sorry, sharon. I’m going to get my coffee somewhere else today. I’ll be back soon.

Adam: See that? He’s bluffing. I told you there is nowhere to get coffee in this town other than here.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] He’s right, you know.

Adam: About what?

Sharon: You would rather stay fixated on the tiniest insult or injury rather than moving on to the next thing that brings you happiness.

Adam: That is not true, okay? I was — I was toying with kyle. I didn’t belong at jabot. Everybody knows that, sharon.

Sharon: Okay, so it didn’t work out at jabot. That just means that you need to move on and find the next thing that does work, something that you’re passionate about and brings you a sense of purpose.

Adam: Well, it turns out somebody may have already offered me that.

Daniel: Look, I am not gonna pressure you. If you don’t want to talk about what’s going on with your family, you don’t have to. But I just have to say I hate to see the way things have gotten with devon. I mean, he’s your brother, lily.

Lily: Yeah, I know. And a pretrial conference date has been set, so it’s really happening.

Daniel: It doesn’t have to.

Lily: What do you mean? It’s inevitable. And he’s not backing down. And he’s not happy that we hired amanda as our lawyer.

Daniel: Well, I wouldn’t be happy, either. It’s a harsh move.

Lily: Harsh move? It’s not out of spite. She’s the best person for the job.

Daniel: Which I totally understand. You’re gonna do whatever you think is necessary. It’s your company. You have to protect it.

Lily: Right, exactly. Thank you. I wish devon would understand that.

Daniel: Well, I think that devon’s actually handling things fairly well, given the circumstances.

Lily: Well, I mean, he’s saying the right things, but i can hear the disdain in his voice. He blames me for everything.

Daniel: I don’t think so. I just wish, as I’m sure you do, that there was some way to bring the two of you back together, you know, rather than driving you apart.

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Nick: Look, I know that this is coming from a good place.

Summer: Of course it is.

Nick: You’re concerned and you’re protective and this is the way you demonstrate it. But, summer, I’m telling you, you’re 100% wrong about this.

Summer: About which part?

Nick: About all of it. Especially sally. She doesn’t have an agenda. It would be impossible for her to have one.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Dad, you are way too trusting and open for your own good.

Nick: Look, she was so shaken when she found out she was pregnant. She felt scared and alone. But she’s not alone. We’re together. What we have is real.

Summer: What about what she has with adam? That’s gonna be real for the rest of their lives.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Yes. I am not the father of her baby. But it doesn’t change at all how I feel about her. And all of your eye-rolling and disapproval isn’t going to change anything. Supergirl, I love you. I love all of my children. You know that, right?

Summer: Yeah.

Nick: That doesn’t mean you get to run my life. I make my own choices. And I need you to respect that. I need you to open up your heart and mind to the idea of me and sally being together.

Sharon: Victor? That’s who made you the offer?

Adam: That is right.

Sharon: Didn’t you just say that he tried to get you fired from jabot?

Adam: Yes, he did try to get me fired, he tried to cut off my options, and then he dangled an attractive alternative in front of me.

Sharon: Sounds intriguing.

Adam: Yeah, well, at first i thought it was just another manipulation by my father, but it turns out the offer was real. And it may just be as fulfilling as what you describe, sharon.

Sharon: Okay.

Adam: And you’re right. The next thing that I do, it needs to give me a sense of purpose.

Sharon: Yeah. And it may be worth pursuing. At the very least, it could help you and victor work through your issues.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Suggesting that victor and i work through our issues. Okay, now I know that you are trying to therapist me.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: No, um… thank you for the straight talk, as always, sharon.

Sharon: Any time. You know it.

Adam: [ Clears throat ]

[ Sighs heavily ] Hey, dad. I’m ready to meet…and to talk.

Billy: You know, I have to confess, I am seriously considering taking the job at jabot.

Chelsea: Really?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] You sound surprised. Believe me, not as surprised as I am. A few weeks ago, I would have laughed at jack. I’m not wearing a suit and tie again.

Chelsea: Huh. So, what’s changed? You realized how good you look in a suit and tie?

Billy: Ha. That’s part of it.

Chelsea: Mm, mm-hmm.

[ Chuckles ]

Billy: No, I mean, I’m seriously considering taking the job because of you.

Chelsea: Me?

Billy: Yeah. I mean, you…

[ Sighs ] I’ve been here helping you out for this time, and the truth is, you’ve been helping me more than I was even aware. You’ve really helped me to see things differently, you know? Why we’re here. What’s — what’s it all about. And the truth is, family’s important. And I would like to work with my family again. So, thank you. Thank you for helping me see things in a different light.

Chelsea: Well, I owe you, now and forever.

Billy: No, that’s not true.

Chelsea: It is true. But even if it weren’t, I want to be there for you. I want to be your friend, your cheerleader, be in your corner. You’ve done all that and more for me.

Billy: But you would be alright on your own, too, wouldn’t you?

Chelsea: Yeah. I mean, I hate to think of my life without you in it. Just thinking about that makes my heart hurt. But I know I need to stand on my own. And I do, every hour of every day. But having you in my life on those days is a real bonus for me, so…

[ Sighs ] I’m just grateful to have you in my life.

Lily: Well, listen, I have to get back to work, but I am very happy that you are back on track with omega sphere.

Daniel: I’m inspired and ready to work.

Lily: Good. That’s what I want to hear. And listen, as far as me and devon go, I would love to find a solution, but I really think that we’re past that point.

Daniel: Are we, though? Or is there maybe a way to get the two of you just to sit down and listen to each other?

Lily: Daniel, we have tried that. It doesn’t work. And like you said, I have to do what it takes to protect my company, and I’m not gonna apologize for that. And clearly he feels the same way.

Daniel: Well, then, it is what it is.

Lily: Yes, it is what it is. We will talk later, okay?

Nate: Daniel, do you have a minute? It sounds like you and I want the same thing.

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Diane: Did you just ask me to —

Jack: I asked you to marry me. Yes, I did. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

Diane: Jack, I-I-I think you got caught up in the moment. This — this can’t be real.

Jack: No, it’s as real as it gets.

Diane: Jack. [ Sighs ]

Jack: Even if it was a spontaneous impulse, it is no less sincere. This feels right to me. This feels inevitable. Diane, it’s as simple as this. I love you. You love me. We belong together.

Diane: I think it’s more complicated than that.

Jack: No, it doesn’t have to be. Wait. Wait. Don’t — don’t — don’t — don’t say anything. Don’t give me your official answer yet. You — you sit tight. Don’t go anywhere.

Diane: What, you’re — you’re leaving?

Jack: I will be back as soon as I can.

[ Door closes ]

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Phyllis: I’m in your room. What happened?

Jeremy: You don’t remember?

Phyllis: Oh, god.

[ Sighs ] I was drinking. Ohh, vodka.

Jeremy: Drowning your sorrows.

Phyllis: Then I walked out of the hotel.

[ Inhales sharply ] Ohh. Then it’s blurry. Um… I heard a car. No. Did I get in a car? Oh, my god. Was anyone hurt?

Jeremy: Well, I tweaked my back a little when I picked you up off the street, but no one else was hurt.

Phyllis: You picked me up off the street?

Jeremy: Yeah, I watched you stumble out of the hotel lobby. I had a bad feeling, so i decided to keep an eye on you.

Phyllis: You’re a good samaritan.

Jeremy: I saved your life. You walked into traffic, cars were swerving, and then you just passed out right in the middle of the street.

Phyllis: Oh, my god.

Jeremy: You didn’t bang your head or get hit or anything, maybe some bumps and bruises, but all of that alcohol — whew — you were pretty out of it.

Phyllis: Then you brought me here. Why?

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Glass thuds ]

[ Exhales heavily ]

Sally: Look, you shouldn’t feel the need to check in.

Nick: I will take care of everything sally needs until the baby arrives.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Look, I-I get that you’re together, and I know that you’re gonna be around. I’m not fighting that. And I will try to resist the urge to spontaneously check in. But, um, I would really like to come to some of your doctor’s appointments or ultrasounds.

Sally: Um, yeah. I’ll think about it.

Adam: [ Sniffles, sighs ]

[ Inhales sharply ] Mnh.

Nick: Look at that. Twice in one day.

Adam: Imagine that.

Nick: You expecting someone?

Adam: Uh, nope. All alone. And you?

Nick: I just ordered some food for takeout. Won’t be ready for a little bit.

Adam: Ah.

Nick: I’m gonna sit.

Adam: Okay. Uh, so, what’s on your mind? Or do I know already?

Nick: We haven’t had a chance to talk, you know, just the two of us, since sally’s big news.

Summer: Thank you.

Sally: Summer.

Summer: Hey.

Sally: Hi. Dessert for the family?

Summer: Uh, it’s actually a breakfast treat for harrison.

Sally: Does he have a sweet tooth in the morning?

Summer: [ Chuckles ] Are you really that interested in my son’s food preferences?

Sally: I… excuse me?

Summer: I mean, I-I think you’re just attempting to be polite, but, sally, we really — we don’t have to do all that.

Sally: Okay. Fine.

Summer: I mean, if you want to talk, I’d much rather talk about what’s going on with you and my dad.

Sally: [ Clears throat ] Uh, what is it exactly that you want to know?

Summer: I mean, he hasn’t really talked to me about you much lately, so I figured either things have gone south or they’re getting more serious and he hasn’t wanted to get into a debate with me about it.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Um…yeah, there is actually something that you should know. It’s probably best to hear it from me. I am pregnant. For copd, ask your doctor about breztri.

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Billy: Nephew.

Kyle: Uncle.

Billy: Hey, what’s going on? What are you doing here?

Kyle: Just left a meeting with a couple of vendors. And you?

Billy: You know, contemplating life’s mysteries. Hey, I tried to get ahold of your dad, but I couldn’t reach him. Is he, uh — is he still at the office, or did he head home already?

Kyle: Neither. He’s out of town.

Billy: Emergency business meeting or what?

Kyle: Emergency, no. Business, no he and my mother decided to have a last-minute getaway.

Billy: Ooh, la la. Romantic getaway, huh?

Kyle: Yeah. They’ve been growing a lot closer lately. Mom even moved in.

Billy: Yeah. Uh, jack filled me in. He seems really excited about the way things are going.

Kyle: Mm.

Billy: Kind of crazy, right, how they’d find each other after all those years? I told him I couldn’t be happier for him.

Kyle: I’m sure he appreciate that.

Billy: You actually sounded sincere there.

Kyle: I am. Not everyone is thrilled. Ashley is —

Billy: Oh, she is livid.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Billy: Or so I hear. What about you? How are you feeling about your parents reuniting?

Diane: My contact with allie was never about deception. It was about reaching out. Trying to give you back something that you didn’t even know you’d lost.

Jack: I hope you don’t expect her to thank you.

Diane: But what about you? I know you’re grateful.

Jack: Oh, is that what you want? A thank-you? Thank you, diane. Are we done here?

Diane: I’m trying to make amends.

Jack: To me. Not to the people you hurt. The people you used and exploited. The people accused of your murder. All you left in your wake was heartache and fear and anger. Some of us got over it. Others? Like kyle? You stole from him something he can never get back. Your tore that little boy’s heart out. And for that, I will never forgive you.

Diane: Back in la, I hid my past. I was living a lie. I — I couldn’t get close to anybody because of it. And here in genoa city, I am dodging grenades, but I have to earn my conversations and my companionship. I have to face the damage that I’ve done, head on.

Jack: That is your mission.

Diane: Yeah. It’s going to take a while. But being here with you today and talking about kyle and harrison and being open about my past, it…

[ Exhales sharply ] …Almost makes me feel normal. And gives me hope for my future.

Diane: I guess I just didn’t realize how, uh — how hard it would be to redeem myself, how long this battle would take.

[ Crying ]

Jack: I can see this has been tough on you. My advice? Take the clean slate kyle and i have offered you. Let that fortify you from here on.

Diane: Thank you. It means a lot. I appreciate you so much. You have the least reasons of anyone to make me feel worthy, believed, safe. And yet you do.

Diane: What can I do to convince you that there is nothing to this?

Jack: I’m not sure you can. This has been eye-opening for me. I’ve been giving you the benefit of the doubt for a long time now, but if I’m honest with myself, I still have trouble trusting you, and I’m not sure that’s ever going to change.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jeremy: I was there for you, phyllis, helping you in your moment of need.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ] You brought me up here because you’re still trying to devise a plan against diane and you’re scheming and you want me to be a part of it. So you figure I will because you picked me up off the ground.

Jeremy: Off the street. I’m sure there’s security footage of the whole thing. But I got there quick enough so you weren’t hurt. And it may look like you just tripped. It was handled discreetly. But imagine if there’s a video that shows you being wasted, wandering into traffic, passed out. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. A danger to herself and to others. Poor, poor phyllis.

Phyllis: People already think that about me, so you don’t have much leverage.

Jeremy: Well, this incident could have been so much worse if I hadn’t been there.

Phyllis: You’re trying to threaten me and coerce me into doing what you want. I won’t have that. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Nick: You’re in a tough spot, adam. I sympathize with you. I really do.

Adam: Um, thank you?

Nick: My concern is how you handle things from here on out.

Adam: And I assume by “handle things,” you mean between the three of us, you, sally, me. I mean, four if you include our baby.

Nick: Mainly with sally.

Adam: Yeah, look, I-I hear her loud and clear when she says this baby doesn’t change anything between us, okay? I’m gonna be a father to my child, but I’m not looking to interfere with what you and she have. Does that cover the bases to your satisfaction?

Nick: Sounds like we’re on the same page, which makes me happy. I’m not at all worried about my relationship with sally. We are solid. My concern is for her well-being.

Summer: I — I can’t — I can’t believe this. You’re — you’re pregnant with my little brother or sister?

Sally: Uh, no. I’m not pregnant with nick’s child.

Summer: Oh, my god. Thank god. I mean, you’re not that far along, though. What does that mean? That you slept with some other guy behind his back?

Sally: No, no. It’s not like that.

Summer: What’s it like, sally?

Sally: Okay. There was one other person, one time, a while ago, and it was about two people saying goodbye. Nick and I discussed it immediately, and he understood.

Summer: So, adam. He’s the — wow. Of course. Who else would it be?

Sally: Yeah. No, you’re right. It’s adam’s baby. But your father is very supportive.

Summer: Yeah. He’s a good guy, but you must have really hurt him.

Sally: Yeah, he was disappointed.

Summer: Okay, so obviously, it’s best for everybody if you and my dad just go your separate ways so that you and adam have time to figure all of this out before your due date.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, that’s not happening. Look, I have zero desire to re-ignite anything with adam, baby or no baby. We are co-parents, and that’s all. You know, in regards to your father and me, yeah, we’ve talked about what this means for us, and obviously it’s an ongoing conversation, but we want to stay together. Look, nick is in this with me, and he’s everything that I could want in a partner.

Summer: Of course he is, but that doesn’t mean that you —

[ Exhales sharply ]

Sally: That I what? That I deserve him? Is that what you are gonna say?

Summer: Something like that.

Sally: You know, I’m really grateful that nick and I have something so special that we both still want to make it work. So, hopefully, after you have time to think all of this through, you can accept that.

Summer: Yeah. I-I think I’m gonna need some time to think about all of this. No, wait. Actually, I’ve thought about it, and, sally, you could not be more selfish.

Kyle: That man better not even contemplate hurting my son.

Jack: Kyle, I saw how bad this sounds. Don’t worry. We will handle this together.

Kyle: Yeah, damn right we will.

Jack: And I will do everything necessary to protect your mother.

Jack: After dina died, I was closer to kyle and my sisters and billy and abby and the whole abbott family. But now it turns out the teardrop of love may not have only brought me family love. It may have brought me a beautiful, captivating, gorgeous woman. Maybe the gem just needed a little time to do its magic. My celebrity colorist?

Kyle: Why do you care what i think about my mom and dad being together?

Billy: Because you’re family. We’re not exactly close because you’re a pain in the neck. But I’m on your side and I do care about what you think. I hope you know that.

Kyle: So, all the sudden, you’re going to be the understanding uncle?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Your dad said you’re on the fence, but he believes eventually you’ll come back around. Is he right about that?

Kyle: Time will tell.

Billy: Look, kyle, it’s understandable you’d have mixed feelings about all this.

Kyle: I want my parents to be happy. If they can do that together, I’m all for it. It’d be cool for them to have a stable relationship after all these years.

Billy: But you’re worried that someone’s gonna get hurt.

Kyle: I’d hate to see that happen. And given their history….

Billy: Yeah. I hear you there.

Kyle: Look, if I’m telling the truth, I’m more worried about my mom hurting my dad than the other way around. I know she’s worked so hard to turn her life around. She’s trying to be a better person, and I love that. And I don’t doubt her feelings towards him.

Billy: But it’s impossible to forget what’s happened in the past, the way she just up and left you as a kid. You know, I haven’t been through what you have, but I can relate on some level.

Kyle: How so?

Billy: Well, my mom, jill, wasn’t exactly a doting maternal presence in my life when I was young. In fact, she still isn’T. You know, I think I broke the family record for being the youngest kid sent off to boarding school.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: She just wasn’t interested in being a mother. And I resented that for a long time. But on the flip side, I had an amazing dad. You know, even when we would butt heads — and we did — I always knew that he was there for me, no matter what.

Kyle: Like my dad.

Billy: Naturally you feel protective of the parent that was a constant in your life. And your instincts are telling you to protect yourself, as well. Look, no matter how good things are right now, you’re already half-prepared for being disappointed all over again. But I believe that people can become the person that you want them to be, that you hoped they’d be. And — and I hope that diane does that for you. I hope she can prove that history doesn’t have to repeat itself…and you get the family that you always wanted.

[ Door opens ]

Jack: Hello?

Diane: Jack.

Jack: Oh, good. You’re still here.

Diane: As if I’d have gone anywhere. Uh, where — where — where did you go?

Jack: Madame…

Diane: Thank you.

Jack: I’d like to propose a toast. To the new life you have created for yourself, to the incredible changes you’ve brought to mine.

Diane: Mm.

Jack: When I think of our future together, believe me, it is spectacular.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Well, I like the sound of that. Cheers.

Jack: Cheers.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Okay. May I?

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: I want to get this right.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Oh, jack.

Jack: Diane jenkins, would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: Will you make me, at long last, the happiest, the luckiest man in the world?

Diane: [ Exhaling sharply ]

Jeremy: I assume you need this. I have aspirin, too.

Phyllis: I don’t want aspirin. Thank you. I’m good. I will take care of myself.

Jeremy: Tough. Self-sufficient. I admire that. But I suggest you examine what led to your incident tonight.

Phyllis: I’m getting a lecture from a felon?

Jeremy: [ Laughs ] Well, from what I’ve seen, your whole world is falling apart, whether you want to admit it or not. And I bet it’s tearing you up. I know what happens when you let things like that fester inside. I spent six long years in prison, and for the first couple, I was consumed with bitterness. Then one day I had a realization which gave me a sense of calm.

Phyllis: I know you want to tell me about it, so go on.

Jeremy: I decided I wasn’t gonna let those burning feelings eat me alive anymore. I was gonna use them as fuel for a plan aimed at one specific target — the person that ruined my life. And I believe that approach could work wonders for you, as well, especially since the target of your anger is the same as mine — diane jenkins. We can bring her down, phyllis. With purpose comes serenity. Ubrelvy helps u fight migraine attacks.

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Diane: Jack, you are by far the most loving, romantic, incredible man I’ve ever known. And I — I do love you so much. I… my entire life is changed because of the second chance you’ve given me. And I am so grateful.

[ Sniffles ] Nothing would make me happier than to be your wife. But I can’T. We can’T.

Sally: I get that you’re upset, okay? I can hardly blame you. It is a lot to take in.

Summer: No kidding.

Sally: Look, nick and I have been very open with each other since the very beginning, okay? We share our feelings. We don’t keep secrets from each other. And, no, we have no idea what the future holds. But as of right now, we want to stay together and keep building our relationship. So, if nick wants to be with me, that’s his decision to make, and I hope you can respect that.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] My dad is extremely protective of the people that he’s close with. So of course his natural instinct is to stick by you, whether or not it’s good for him.

Sally: Nick is happy with me. We’re happy.

Summer: You know, it wasn’t too long ago that I told my dad that I thought that you were using him, but I thought it would be for money or status or the doors that he could open for you. And he told me that I was wrong.

Sally: You are.

Summer: I knew that eventually you would show your true colors, and it seems like that time has come.

Sally: What — what does that mean?

Summer: I think it’s pretty clear, sally. You’re definitely using my dad as a shield to protect yourself from adam.

Adam: So, I take it that you are the arbiter of sally’s well-being now? You get to decide what’s good, what’s not. And clearly I’m on the “not” list.

Nick: It is not like that at all. Look, I get it. You want to be a part of this journey along with sally and your baby. But there is a fine line.

Adam: One which you’ve drawn. And where is that exactly?

Nick: I’m just pretty sure you’re gonna try and use this situation to slowly insinuate yourself back into sally’s world.

Adam: How am I gonna do that, nick? How am I gonna insinuate myself back into sally’s life?

Nick: Perfect example — when you asked sally if you could be a part of all of her doctor’s appointments and sonograms like you did earlier.

Adam: Um, okay. I didn’t say “all.” I said “some.”

Nick: It might make you feel like you have this sense of entitlement or that you’re sharing this connection that sally isn’t feeling. It’s just gonna make her life a lot more difficult. I could tell she was trying to be polite. She told you she would think about it, but she was also feeling a lot of pressure, and she just doesn’t need the stress right now.

Adam: You know, it’s interesting that you say you understand my situation. You act as if you’ve accepted the baby is mine and that when he or she is born that I will have a role to play in their life — and in sally’s, by extension. But yet this sounds awfully a lot like a warning to back the hell off.

Nick: I am not threatening you.

Adam: No?

Nick: I am simply suggesting that you look deep inside and ask yourself, is it fair to put what you want above what sally needs?

Adam: [ Scoffs ] You know, I’m not surprised you think so little of me, nick. Although a part of me had hoped for better. And, yeah, we did clash when you got together with sally, but we were getting along for a while, and I thought our relationship had evolved. You even warned me about victor trying to screw things up for me at jabot. You know, ironically, I’m not even mad about him for that anymore. He was right. I don’t belong at jabot. I wasn’t fulfilled there.

Nick: What, so, you went from not trusting dad and wanting anything to do with him to this?

Adam: Trust me. No one is as surprised as I am. But I’m seeing things through a new lens. You know, this whole time, i thought victor was trying to control me because he only saw me as the sum of my worst tendencies. But maybe he’s the only one in the family who sees my true nature and that he understands me better than anyone, even myself.

Kyle: I wasn’t expecting you to be so open and positive. Not that I don’t appreciate it. It’s just not our usual thing.

Billy: I can be a supportive uncle when you need me to be.

Kyle: But you’d rather bust my chops every chance you get.

Billy: Yeah, I’d prefer that.

Kyle: Yeah, well, I got to get out of here. I got to get back to the office. There’s a lot to tie up tonight.

Billy: Alright. Hey, listen, if you talk to your dad, can you, uh, just ask him to give me a call?

Kyle: Yeah. Something urgent?

Billy: Yeah. I’m seriously considering his proposal.

Kyle: What proposal is that?

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Jeremy: So, that’s it. Bare bones. It needs some work. But I can tell by that look in your eye you’re intrigued. It’s a good plan, right?

Phyllis: No. I can’t participate in your plan. It would rock my world and not in a good way.

Jeremy: Come on, phyllis.

Phyllis: Thank you.

Jeremy: Aren’t you ready for a change like that? Huh? Shake things up. Get your mojo back.

Phyllis: I can’T. I’d lose everything.

Jeremy: It seems to me you already have.

Phyllis: Um, excuse me.

Jeremy: Instead of spinning out of control, you can keep a clear focus, not to mention the satisfaction of giving diane exactly what she deserves — because I guarantee it’ll work. And afterwards, you’ll be triumphant, a whole new woman.

Phyllis: Um…right. Well, I-I don’t think it’s a good plan, actually. I think it — I just — I don’t think it will work. Nothing has worked. Um, I’ll give it some thought.

Jeremy: Well, that’s better than a flat-out “no.” Take your time. Take all the time you need. Within reason.

Phyllis: What does that mean?

Jeremy: I’m moving forward with the plan, but I can’t do it alone. Look, this isn’t for you and you don’t think you have enough of an appetite for justice and revenge, then I’ll find someone else. But I would hate for you to lose out on this golden opportunity.

Jack: Wait, wait, what would possess you to say that? You know we belong together.

Diane: Just let me get this out, okay? I can’t marry you because it wouldn’t be fair to you or — or to your family. Jack, I’ve got a target on my back, and I can’t keep bringing chaos and — and — and danger to you and to the people that we love.

Jack: If you’re talking about stark, we are both on his list, remember?

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Do you honestly think i would let you face that man on your own? We are a team, united. And once we are husband and wife, that bond is even stronger, impervious to his threats or anyone else’S. Now, I say we stop running from jeremy stark. I say… I say we stop running from this. This has been decades in the making. We’ve known each other most of our lives.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: We’ve been together. We’ve been apart. We’ve been together. We’ve been apart. We were engaged. We broke each other’s hearts. We… we never made the last step because it wasn’t the right time for us. Diane, it is now. Now is the right time. I believe that with everything in me. Please. Please say yes.

Billy: Thank you. Hello.

Phyllis: Hi.

Billy: You okay?

Phyllis: Yeah. Why do you ask?

Billy: Well, it seems like you’ve had better days.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] I’m gonna pretend you didn’t say that.

Billy: I mean it sincerely. You alright?

Phyllis: If you want to help me, can, um — can you, uh, tell me where jack is? Is he working? Is he at the house?

Billy: Actually, I was looking for him earlier, and, uh, I found out that he and diane left on a romantic vacation earlier today.

Phyllis: Nice.

Billy: You do know they’re back together, right? I just assumed summer filled you in.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. I know.

Billy: When I say “back together” [Chuckles] It seems like things are really rolling along. You know, she just moved in, and now they’re on a romantic getaway. Seems like this is what they want and they’re in it for the long haul. Crazy, isn’t it? There’s nothing like hitting the waves.

Nick: So, dad is the only one who understands your true nature. I don’t even know how to respond to that.

Adam: Well, for the record, i didn’t think that I was even capable of change either, nick. I thought I was just the way everybody saw me — as a borderline monster, you know, just out to cause trouble for sport. But these last few months, they have had a profound effect on me.

Nick: How so?

Adam: Well, I’ve had to deal with the consequences of my breakup with sally. I’ve had to reconsider my career path after this, uh, less-than-glorious stint at jabot. And… and I’ve had to reestablish the most important relationships in light of, um, certain struggles people have had, okay? Spending time with chelsea and connor lately — it’s reminded me what matters most, that you can’t take anyone or anything for granted, and you certainly can’t complain with the way people are treating you if you’re not willing to meet them halfway. I mean, I see sally, victor, even you more clearly now. I see the kindness and the decency that you have given me when you reached out and you gave me a chance to be a better man. And I couldn’t rise to the occasion then. But I think it’s time to try again.

Sally: You are so wrong.

Summer: When adam dumped you, you had a big reality check as to the kind of person he was and how he treats everyone around him, including people he claims to love. And now you’re pregnant with his baby. You’re tied to him for life, whether or not you want to be. And who knows? Maybe you’re actually scared that you’re gonna fall for him again. Either way, you’re using my dad. You’re exploiting his kindness and his big heart to protect yourself.

Sally: Okay, will you stop? I’m not using nick in any way. We have a deep connection. Our feelings for each other are real.

Summer: You’re pregnant with his brother’s baby. You know their history. In what universe does this end well for anyone involved? You know what? My dad doesn’t deserve this chaos, and it seems like, sally, chaos is all you are capable of creating.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Oh! Ah. Jack, you’re right. This is our time, so… yes. Yes! A thousand times, yes!

Jack: Ohh!

Diane: Oh.

Jack: Um…

Diane: Okay. Wow.

[ Sighs ] Ah.

[ Knock on door ]

Phyllis: I’m in.

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Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Hey.

Diane: Ah. [ Sniffles ] That was a really good movie.

[ Sniffles ] God.

Jack: You okay?

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: You’re an emotional softie.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Your secret’s safe with me.

Diane: I’m a little surprised at myself. I, uh… I thought I had given up believing in happy endings a long time ago.

Jack: Ah. I think happy endings are overrated. It means the — the end of a story. I think all the fun is in the journey there.

Diane: Mm. I never want this journey with you to end.

Jack: I am so happy, so grateful to get this new beginning with you.

Phyllis: Yeah. Summer? Hello. It’s your mother. Yeah. Your mom. You only have one of those. I gave birth to you in an elevator. An elevator. Call me back. You can’t avoid me forever. Please…call me back.

[ Cellphone thuds ]

[ Sighs ] Mnh. Hey, daniel! I know you made it go to voicemail. I could tell. There was only one and a half rings. So, you’re trying to avoid me, too. Okay, well, I’ll just tell you what I told your sister. Call me back. You can’t avoid me.

[ Voice breaking ] You only have one mom.

Michael: Oh, she —

Lauren: Ohh.

Michael: She’s drunk. The phyllis train is off the rails.

Phyllis: If you don’t call me back, I will hunt you down and i will ambush you.

Michael: We can pretend we didn’t see her.

Lauren: I can’t unsee that.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone thuds ]

Lauren: Okay. We’re going in. Come on.

Michael: Oh, into the fray.

Lauren: Phyllis?

Michael: Hey.

Lauren: [ Chuckling ] Hi.

Phyllis: Look at this. Two people who will not ignore me.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] Well, we thought about it.

Phyllis: You want a drink? Can I buy you one?

Lauren: Oh…

Michael: No. We’re good. Thanks.

Lauren: No. The question is, are you?

Phyllis: I can say with good authority I am not okay.

[ Laughs, sighs ]

Lauren: What’s wrong, honey?

Phyllis: My life is spinning out. I can’t stop it.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Sharon: I’ll be right with you!

Mariah: Oh, that’s okay. Take your time. Nothing life-changing to report.

Sharon: Ahh!

Mariah: Ahh!

Sharon: You’re really here!

Mariah: Yes, I’m here! I’m here!

Sharon: Oh, my gosh!

Mariah: Do you have the “new mom” special?

Sharon: Yeah! Oh, yes, I do. And you have that new mother glow.

Mariah: Is it called exhaustion? Because, yes, I have that.

Sharon: Oh, gosh, those sleepless nights and bleary days. They are wonderful. Tell me everything.

Mariah: Uh, okay. To, uh — to sum it up, the baby is born, motherhood is magical, our daughter is perfect. I mean, her — her chubby little legs and the smell of her head. And every time she smiles, i just die like a thousand times.

Sharon: That’s what having a child is.

Mariah: Meaning it’s everything.

Sharon: Always and forever.

Mariah: I didn’t know it was possible to feel this much happiness. Being a parent is already making me see the world so differently.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Keys clacking ]

Nick: Sup?

Sally: Hey, do you have a sec?

Nick: Uh, yeah. Actually, could I just call you back in one minute? I’m just trying to wrap up some work here.

Sally: Um, I’m just really worried. I-I feel like something — something’s off.

Nick: What do you mean?

Sally: Well, I just have this really splitting headache and it won’t go away and — I don’t know — I’m just concerned for the baby.

Nick: Okay. Uh, call the doctor. I’ll be right there.

Sally: Thank you.

[ Inhales sharply ] Hi. Uh, this is sally spectra. I — I need to talk to dr. Chandler. I’m — [ Sighs ] I’m just worried that something might be wrong with my baby. Diabetes can serve up a lot of questions,

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Sharon: [ Gasps ] She is stunning.

Mariah: I know.

Sharon: Oh, my gosh. I can already see a lot of personality in her sweet little face.

Mariah: Right? Oh, god, I’ve just been gone a few hours, and I already miss them so, so much. I can’t wait to get back to her and tessa.

Sharon: I know. Oh. Hey! Adam. What can I get you? I’m sorry. I didn’t notice you come in ’cause I was too busy gushing over mariah’s brand-new baby girl.

Adam: I heard. I heard. I — I didn’t want to interrupt. So, congratulations. Having a child — you know, there’s nothing on earth like it.

Sally: Oh. You got here fast.

Nick: How are you feeling? What did the doctor say?

Sally: [ Sighs ] She said that some women are prone to headaches early in their pregnancy. It could be due to a number of factors, like stress, fatigue, sinuses, caffeine withdrawal. Or it could be related to my blood pressure issue.

Nick: Okay. If it’s the blood pressure thing, um, is that a problem?

Sally: I mean, dr. Chandler didn’t seem concerned, which made me a little less worried.

Nick: What did she say to do?

Sally: Well, call her back if I got any more symptoms, but in the meantime, just try and reduce stress, eat well, rest. She did say that I could try and find if there was, like, a food or an odor that was triggering my headaches, which sounds like a fun little experiment.

[ Chuckles ]

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Okay. Um, well, if that’s all it was.

Sally: Wow, you were really worried.

Nick: Yeah. Sally, it’s my job to worry. You better get used to that.

Lauren: You know, let’s get some food and some coffee in you.

Phyllis: No. I don’t want a sandwich and a latte. That’s not gonna fix my problem.

Michael: Mm. Strongly disagree. They have a filet mignon panini here that will fix just about anything. And I’m gonna order you one — and maybe one for myself and you. Hmm!

Lauren: So, hey, what caused you to self-medicate with alcohol?

Phyllis: [ Inhales sharply ] My children. Children [Gasps] Can break your heart.

[ Sighs ]

Lauren: You are not wrong there.

Phyllis: They think that I’m the cause of their problems and that, um, I’m interfering in their life.

Michael: Because you are, aren’t you?

Phyllis: What the hell kind of question is that? “Because you are, aren’t you?” Seriously? All I’m trying to do is help my children.

Lauren: Okay, well, we know you have the best intentions when it comes to daniel and summer.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s it. That’s it. That’s it — the best intentions. That’s all you have to say. And I do. And I’m trying to help my children. And for some reason, they’re turning it around that all their problems in their life are because of me and I am the cause of all their issues. And I am so tired of it.

[ Sighs ] What is that? You just looked at each other. You think I’m to blame, too?

Michael: We didn’t say that.

Lauren: Yeah. We’re here for you.

Phyllis: No, you’re not.

Lauren: Like we always are.

Phyllis: No, you’re not. Blah.

[ Laughs ] Your words are so meaningless to me now. So meaningless. I see you guys with your shifty eyes. “Ohh. Phyllis is wrong. Phyllis is on a tear. There’s something wrong with phyllis.” You know what? I don’t want your “advice.” I don’t want it. The only person that I can rely on is this, this beautiful person right here, this drink. Mm! And myself.

Jack: So, what do we do now?

Diane: Well, not another movie.

[ Both laugh ] But who needs that when I have my very own handsome leading man right here?

Jack: Oh, I like the sound of that.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Okay, so, I’ll put on some music, and maybe we could open another bottle of champagne —

Diane: Jack. I don’t want anything but to be here with you, safe in your arms. It’s everything. Type 2 diabetes?

Mariah: When I look at her, i just see pure innocence and — and just endless possibility. She’s got her entire life ahead of her and our life together. And I get to travel through the world with this incredible human being, guiding her and learning from her at the same time.

Adam: Well, she is very lucky to have you and — and tessa.

Mariah: Yeah. We’re lucky to have her. We are so proud to be her parents and just — I can’t believe that the three of us, we’re — we’re a family.

Adam: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Mariah: Oh, um, this is tessa, so I really have to take this.

Sharon: Sure. Go, go.

Mariah: Okay.

Adam: Well, I should probably be going, too.

Sharon: But you didn’t even order any coffee.

Adam: It’s probably kind of late for that thing anyway, but, um, congrats again, sharon.

Sharon: Hey. Wait a minute. What’s going on with you?

Adam: Nothing. I’m — I’m good, you know? I’m adam newman. I’m, uh — I’m a guy without a care in the world.

Sharon: Well, sometimes being adam newman isn’t as easy as it looks. Look, if you don’t want to tell me what’s on your mind, it’s fine with me. I’m just not buying this laissez-faire routine.

Adam: Okay. Um… [ Chuckles ] Sally’s pregnant. And the baby’s mine.

Sharon: Oh.

Adam: I just… sharon, I just dropped a bomb on you, and you don’t have that much of a reaction. You already knew, didn’t you? How could you not tell me that i was gonna be a father?

Sally: [ Sighs ] I just feel kind of silly that my first instinct was to call you over what was probably just a standard-issue headache.

Nick: First, I don’t want you to ever feel silly about calling me about something about your health or the baby’s health. Secondly, you absolutely should have called me.

Sally: I guess I just wanted you to tell me that I was overreacting, like you were, like, my husband or something. That was absolutely not a request.

[ Both laugh ]

Nick: Look, I love it that you thought to call me when you thought something might be wrong. I really want to be that person for you. I just want you to know there isn’t anything I won’t stop doing or drop to come be with you if you need me.

Sally: God, you were in the middle of something when i called. You shouldn’t — you should probably get back to the office.

Nick: Psch. Are you kidding me? Forget work. Let’s sit down. Let’s see if we can figure out the source of your headache by going over what you ate and drank.

Sally: Really? ‘Cause when I said it would be a fun little experiment, I might have been overstating the fun part.

Nick: No way. This is gonna be super fun. Let’s get into it. What’d you have for breakfast?

Sally: Um, two eggs and some toast.

Nick: Okay. Eggs and toast. How about lunch?

Sally: Chicken salad.

Nick: And…?

Sally: Some cashews from the minibar for dinner.

Nick: Are you — cashews, sally?

Sally: Yeah, I know, but the headache made me lose my appetite.

Nick: Are you remembering to take your prenatal vitamins?

Sally: [ Sighs ] I’ve been a little lax about it. I’ve just never really been a vitamin person.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Well, obviously I’m gonna have to stay on top of you. About this situation…

Sally: Mm.

Nick: …So I can keep an eye on you. Obviously, we’re gonna have to spend a lot more time together.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Sharon: I did know about sally’s pregnancy, um, but i promised that I wouldn’t tell anyone.

Adam: Sharon, not even the father?

Sharon: Well, it wasn’t my place to tell you. And besides, at the time, she didn’t even know who the father was. It’s not until just now that I’m learning that it’s you.

Adam: So, when did nick tell you that she was pregnant?

Sally: Oh, it wasn’t nick that told me. It was sally.

Adam: What? I… I didn’t think you two were exactly close.

Sharon: Oh, we’re not. I think because she’s a first-time mother and the situation is a little bit confusing and she just needed some guidance.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, I think we’re all gonna need, uh, a lot more guidance by the time this baby’s born. I love my hardwood floors.

Adam: Well, part of me was, um, holding out hope that we would find our way back to each other, but now that nick has stepped up, even though the baby’s mine, it’s not gonna happen. You know, he really is mr. Wonderful. And I’m out in the cold.

Sharon: Well, I’m sorry. I know how difficult it must be for you to sit back and watch nick with sally. But she did tell you the truth. So, that couldn’t have been easy for her, either.

Adam: Yeah, uh…I wouldn’t want to have that conversation with me. I’m just still pretty stunned by it all. You know, I’m having a — I’m having another baby.

Sharon: You are going to be a great dad to this kid, just as good as you are to connor.

Adam: Well, I appreciate you saying that, sharon, but having nick in the mix, it’s gonna make things a lot trickier.

[ Sighs ]

Lauren: You know, going on a tear is hungry business. Come on. Eat something. Make you feel better.

Michael: And maybe soak up some of the booze.

[ Plate clatters ]

Phyllis: I don’t want to stuff a sandwich down my throat.

Lauren: You know we love you and we’re here for you. Aren’t we?

Michael: Phyllis, listen to me. You are family. What can we do to help?

Phyllis: We’re not family. Go ahead and say it to me. You want to say “I told you so.” That’s what you want to say.

Lauren: No, we don’T.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ]

Lauren: Although we did warn you about interfering in daniel’s life behind his back.

Phyllis: You two are supposed to be my friends. Do you know what that means? Friends? Hmm? And you. How can you be diane’s friend and be my friend? How can you do that to me?

[ Gasping ]

[ Voice breaking ] You welcomed that bitch back into town after she faked her death with open arms! How could you do that to me? You allowed that virus to come into town and latch on to my daughter like a host organism. You allowed the infection to come into town.

Michael: Diane is not the root of all your problems!

Phyllis: Shh! Oh, my god, she is. Oh, my god, she is. I wish she’d died. I wish she’d died. I want her dead.

Lauren: Phyllis —

Phyllis: You can only die once, right? It is not too late. I want that bitch dead now.

Diane: This feels so right. I don’t ever want to move.

Jack: We could stay here indefinitely.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: We could move here. The view is spectacular.

Diane: Mm.

Jack: But it’s not the only view I like.

Diane: Don’t you think we’d get a little antsy after a couple of months?

Jack: I’ll tell you what. We could travel from one romantic place to the next, an endless adventure around the world.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Now, that I can picture.

[ Sighs ] But as tempting as it sounds to leave the jeremy stark problem behind, we both have too much waiting for us at home. You could never leave your family or jabot, and I don’t ever want to be apart from kyle again.

Jack: Of course you are right.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Nothing wrong with a little fantasy, but reality is pretty great, too. I promise I will do everything i can to make it as special as it can be for you…for us.

Sally: I’m really sorry for worrying you. I probably just overreacted to something that in the end was probably nothing.

Nick: Come on. You reacted quickly to a potential crisis because you’re worried about that perfect little baby inside of you. That’s what mothers do. I think you’re gonna be an amazing mother, sally.

Sally: Thank you.

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Sally, it’s me.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Did you call him, too?

Sally: No.

Nick: I guess him showing up unannounced is gonna be a regular thing.

Sally: Ugh, I hope not. But I — I can’t not answer it.

Nick: Yeah.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Hi. What are you doing here? Want luxury hair repair that doesn’t cost $50?

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[ Door closes ]

Adam: Um, I — I was just thinking about you, and I — I wanted to check in.

Sally: I mean, everything’s fine now.

Adam: Now? I mean, was — was there a problem? I mean, is — is that why nick’s here? Is everything okay with you and the baby?

Sally: Yeah. I-I just had a pretty bad headache, and I called the doctor, but it’s — it’s gone now. There’s nothing for you to worry about.

Nick: It’s all good.

Sally: Look, you shouldn’t feel the need to check in. I mean, there’s really nothing i need from you before the baby’s born.

Mariah: So, I noticed you and adam were talking while I was on the phone. It looked intense.

Sharon: Yeah, well, when is something not up with adam?

Mariah: That was purposefully vague.

Sharon: Every single detail about the baby takes precedence here. What did tessa say?

Mariah: Just that she was singing our little sugar plum to sleep.

Sharon: Aww.

Mariah: We will be forever grateful that delphine made us moms.

Sharon: So will I. I’m already so proud of the mother you’ve become.

Mariah: Well, I’m not sure that I can ever live up to you, but I will certainly try.

Sharon: Hey, I haven’t asked you the biggest question yet. Have you come up with a name?

Diane: I wish there was an easy way to deal with jeremy and his threats. I mean, I suppose that stealing something else from victor and nikki’s pied–terre in chicago is out of the question.

Jack: I still stand by that choice. It worked, if only temporarily.

[ Thudding ]

Diane: [ Gasps ] What was that?

[ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: Hey.

Diane: No. What if it’s him and — and — and he’s going to find us?

Jack: There’s no way he could possibly know we are here.

Diane: Jack. No, don’t open it.

Jack: It’s okay.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: A tree branch fell.

Diane: Really?

Jack: Yeah. Come see for yourself.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: Everything’s okay. We are safe.

Phyllis: Hmm. I wonder where diane’s tombstone is. I should find it and put it to good use.

Lauren: For heaven’s sake, phyllis.

Michael: Making death threats in the middle of a hotel lobby is such a bad idea.

Phyllis: It’s not my hotel anymore, so — pbht. You know, it’s the first amendment. Michael, it’s the constitution. I can do what I want.

Michael: Except when you’re yelling murder or fire.

Lauren: This isn’t helping anyone.

Phyllis: Wow.

Lauren: Just stop it.

Phyllis: Oh, stop, please, you two. Enough. Enough. I’m done with the tough love. You’re either with me or you’re against me.

Michael: Well, we’re not against you.

Phyllis: Yeah, sure. Well, I’m done with tough love, and I am done with you. Okay?

Lauren: Phyllis, hold on.

Phyllis: I am suffocating. Let me go.

Lauren: Go — go after her.

Michael: Phyllis. Phyllis! Phyllis! She found it.

Mariah: We have not found the perfect name yet.

Sharon: Well, I can’t keep calling her “the baby.”

Mariah: I know. I know. Trust me — we’re gonna figure it out soon.

Sharon: Can you at least tell me what names are in the running?

Mariah: I could, but do you really want to talk about it?

Sharon: Of course. Why wouldn’t I?

Sharon: I just didn’t know if you would have any sensitivity, considering…

Sharon: Oh. Wait. You mean because I didn’t get to name you?

Mariah: Yeah. I didn’t want to bring up any bad memories.

Sharon: You know, I didn’t get to raise you, but we did find each other again. And you turned out to be a remarkable woman with a beautiful name that fits her beautiful soul.

Mariah: And, see, that’s exactly what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to find the perfect name that matches our little girl’s essence.

Sharon: When you hear it, you’ll know it.

Jack: I hate to see you on edge like this.

Diane: I’m just so mad at myself for letting jeremy get to me again. You know, I refuse to be that man’s victim, but I promise you that somehow, some way, I am going to get him out of our lives. I’m just — I’m just frustrated that our last plan didn’t work.

Jack: Well, that wasn’t your fault.

Diane: No. But I don’t want you or anyone else to take that kind of risk again, like you did last time. Your days of committing larceny are over. But I’m afraid that it’s going to take something extreme like that to get rid of him. And I don’t know — I don’t know what that something is, but whatever it is, I’m going to be the one who takes the risk. I brought him into our lives, and I will drive him out.

Jack: I love to see that fire in your eyes. I love your devotion to us. But I’m starting to think maybe going on the offensive with stark is not the right solution.

Diane: Well, maybe the problem was we didn’t frame him for a big enough crime.

Jack: I disagree. No, I think maybe the opposite approach is the right way to go.

Nick: I will take care of everything sally needs until the baby arrives.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Look, I-I get that you’re together, and I know that you’re gonna be around. I’m not fighting that. And I will try to resist the urge to spontaneously check in. But, um, I would really like to come to some of your doctor’s appointments or ultrasounds.

Sally: Um, yeah. I’ll think about it.

Adam: Well, uh, I won’t overstay my welcome. I’m glad everything’s okay.

Sally: That was tense. I know adam’s trying to deal with this the best way he can, but it’s gonna be tough for him. And I know that you’re not overly sensitive to his feelings, but they’re gonna affect all of us.

Nick: We’re all in this together. I don’t like it, but it is what it is. I’ve had time to accept that I’m not the father of this baby. So I sympathize with him a bit more.

Sally: Yeah, well, the calmer things are, the better it is going to be for all of us.

Nick: I will do everything i can to keep things that way, sally, but when adam’s involved, you never know what to expect. You got to be careful. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

Sally: I mean, look, adam and I have had our fair share of drama, but with the baby involved, I don’t think he’d pull anything. I mean, what is it that you think I need to be careful about?

Nick: I know you have a soft spot for my brother, and i completely respect what the two of you had together. I know he’s in a tough spot. For him to ask to be involved in some of the doctor appointments is completely justified.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, we’re in agreement. So, what’s the problem?

Nick: I know you think you’re doing the right thing by letting him get involved in the pregnancy, but at the same time, you could just be inviting trouble.

Sally: In what way?

Nick: It doesn’t matter what his motives are. The more involved he is, the harder it’s gonna be for him to let go.

Sharon: Wow. No amount of swagger can cover up the way you’re feeling right now. The whole world can see it. You want to talk?

Adam: Sharon, I am… I’m trying to be a good guy here. I’m trying to handle the situation with sally and the baby with class, poise, and grace, but —

Sharon: But you’re still adam newman.

Adam: I don’t know if I can.

Diane: What are you thinking?

Jack: I am merely proposing that we pretend that man does not exist.

Diane: How can we do that? He’s sending packages to the house.

Jack: We don’t open them. When we see him in town, we walk the other way. We don’t talk about him, let him live in our heads. We take away his power by not giving him power in the first place.

Diane: So just a change of attitude?

Jack: Look, I promise we will stay safe and protected.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: But we will let our security team and the authorities worry about jeremy stark. In the meantime, we live our lives to the fullest, enjoy every single moment. That man cannot intimidate us if we don’t allow him to.

Diane: Well, it — it sounds good in theory, but he’S…

[ Sighs ]

Jack: We have just been saying how special life is, how everything is falling so perfectly into place. We are happy. The kids are good. Our grandson is joy personified. You were right. We can’t just leave genoa city. We have far too much to lose. So, why are we wasting one more second on jeremy stark? We’ve waited all this time to find each other again. Every moment is precious.

Diane: I feel that way, too, but —

Jack: No. No — no — no “buts.” Having you back in my life again has given me energy and optimism and purpose and happiness I — I thought I had lost forever. I will be damned if jeremy stark or anyone else takes that from us. I love you too much.

Diane: God. Jack, I… I love you, too. It’s — it’s almost — almost overpowering, like this love that’s been pent up and it’s finally able to be free.

[ Laughs ]

Jack: I have another idea. Marry me.

Lauren: Phyllis is spiraling out of control. I haven’t seen her like this in a long time. And it really scares me.

Michael: I was trying to keep it light earlier. I’m really worried about her. She can’t seem to get out of her own way. She’s not thinking clearly.

[ Sighs ] The good thing is, you can usually rely on her to right the ship.

Lauren: But how many times can she go down this dark path and — and actually come back?

Michael: Huh. I don’t know. One thing that always holds true about her, though, is she’s a survivor.

Jeremy: You’re lucky to be alive.

Next week on

“the young and the restless”…

Victoria: Did tucker approach you about buying the company and taking control?

Devon: Why do you care?

Sally: There is actually something that you should know. It’s probably best you hear it from me. I am pregnant.

Jeremy: I can tell by that look in your eye you’re intrigued.

Phyllis: I can’T. I’d lose everything.

Jeremy: It seems to me you already have.

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Nate: What do you think about mash ups?

Audra: What do you mean? Like korean barbecue tacos or like —

Nate: Like country rock.

Audra: You like country?

Nate: Are you kidding me? How could you not? It’s got everything — heart, soul, relatable stories. What I’m saying is, unexpected combinations can change people’s perspectives. Hip-hop and opera, samurai films and spaghetti westerns. Essentially, we’re all more alike than we are different.

Audra: I like that sentiment.

Nate: That’s what I want to do with our properties.

Audra: Mix genres.

Nate: Add to them. Give the people a taste of the unexpected, something they might think they don’t like but make it more appealing. If we rely on algorithms, we’re just giving people what they’re used to. We need to open their minds to new ideas.

Audra: How do you suppose we do that?

Nate: Ooh, that’s the fun part. We blow it all up.

Victoria: [ Knocks on door ] I hope I’m not interrupting.

Nate: No, we were just going over our content-development strategies.

Victoria: Well, I’d like to steal you for a minute.

Nate: Sure, no problem. I’m all yours. Audra and I were just wrapping things up.

Audra: I am going to go get a cup of coffee at crimson lights.

Victoria: Alright. Well, take your time. We have a lot to go over. It might take a while.

[ Chuckles ]

Tucker: No, no, no.

[ Inhales sharply ] Can’t do it.

Ashley: Oh, I bet you could if you tried.

[ Chuckles ]

Tucker: No, no, I want to. No, no. Wouldn’t be, right.

Ashley: Why not?

Tucker: ‘Cause you’re not coming at this and I’m not coming at this as equals. You see?

Ashley: Oh.

Tucker: You’ve got the upper hand here.

Ashley: Oh. Because I own your debt? And other parts of you. I’m talking about your heart.

Tucker: Yeah.

Ashley: Or so you’ve told me.

Tucker: See, there’s an imbalance.

Ashley: Mm.

Tucker: And where there is inequality, there’s no true understanding.

Ashley: I see.

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Ashley: So this show of self-restraint is because I’m calling the shots. Are you really that intimidated by me? Really?

Devon: Hey. I just got off the phone with christine, and she just said that chancellor-winters filed its response to my lawsuit.

Lily: Uh, yeah, that’s what you wanted.

Devon: And it was submitted by amanda sinclair.

Lily: Yeah, she’s taking on the case.

Devon: So you hired my ex, who hates me, to try and keep hamilton-winters out of my hands?

Lily: Well, I mean, she’s familiar with your inability to commit, and you know about her winning record, so, uh, yeah, she’s eager to take it on.

Devon: [ Scoffs ] So this is what you’ve resorted to? You’re using my personal life against me. One prilosec otc each morning blocks

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[Swords clashing]

Lily: Devon, amanda handled our merger. She knows the intricacies and loopholes better than anyone.

Devon: Oh, so you’re going to sit there and act like this isn’t a personal attack on me?

Lily: It’s not a personal attack on you. It’s a business decision.

Devon: Keep telling yourself that.

Lily: Sorry, just because you cheated on her does not mean that we’re not going to use her when she’s the best person for the job.

Devon: Really? What happened to you, lily? What are you doing?

Lily: Okay, you know, I’m sorry if hiring amanda upsets you.

Devon: You’re not. You’re not sorry at all. You did it on purpose. You know exactly what you’re doing. And I think it’s ridiculous that you would drag her into the middle of this when she should be in virginia taking care of her sick mother.

Lily: Oh, really? Now you care?

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: You didn’t care about her sick mother when you were cheating on her.

Devon: Okay, so you’re going to go that low. Are you proud of yourself for what you’re doing?

Lily: I’m sorry. Do you think this lawsuit takes you to higher ground? You’re suing us to take back control of your company, so why shouldn’t I do the same? Or, you know, to paraphrase what you said, I’m trying to stop you from tearing down everything that I’ve built and what I’ve achieved with chancellor-winters. So you wanted a war? This is it.

Audra: Thank you.

Elena: Hey, can I get an espresso to go?

Audra: Elena, hi.

Elena: Audra, hey. So how are you settling in at newman?

Audra: Oh, everything’s great. Except for the coffee. Where would I be without crimson lights?

Elena: Best in town.

Audra: Mm. Maybe I should grab a cup of coffee for nate before I go. You know, that man works so hard. Always thinking. So many game-changing ideas.

Elena: Nate’s very ambitious.

Audra: Yep. Probably the same dynamic as when he was a surgeon, right? Everyone’s dying for his approval or to hear his ideas or pick his brain about new projects. I can already tell I’m going to learn so much working under him.

Elena: Yeah, nate’s always been the kind of person who’s great at everything.

Audra: Yeah, you know, it’s refreshing to work with someone who knows what he wants and how to command that from the people around him.

Elena: Sounds like you really enjoy working with nate.

Audra: Mm, absolutely. You know, we’ve got an easy rapport. He’s really nurturing, but exacting, too. And he can be quite the taskmaster, but he makes it fun. He’s a good partner.

Elena: I always thought so.

Audra: But all work dynamics are different, you know? As close as nate and I are, it doesn’t compare to his connection with victoria.

Victoria: If you take a look at these numbers and then you plug in the projection over the next few quarters, you’ll see how everything in this sector is on the rise.

Nate: It looks promising.

Victoria: Yeah, I think that everything is right on track. We just need to tweak a few things, and then we should see some improvements in the next few…

[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry. I should’ve brought my own tablet. I feel like I’m cramping your style.

Nate: No. No, no, you’re good.

Victoria: Yeah, just play around with this data a little bit and see how it works for you.

Nate: I will do.

Victoria: And, you know, if you apply this to all the projects that you’re working on, you will get a grasp of where you’ll be in the next few quarters, for sure.

Nate: Okay. Thanks.

Victoria: Yeah. Is everything okay?

Nate: No. Uh… maybe this is a good time for us to discuss what’s going on. Between us.

Tucker: I’m not in the least bit… resentful that you’ve bested me in this situation.

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: I’m more than happy to implement the changes that you’ve suggested. I just feel like it’s a little… it’s just not a good idea to get involved in a situation so inherently manipulative. Hmm? What do you think? See how I’m evolving past that kind of behavior?

Ashley: Yeah. Good answer.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: I’m going to keep you abreast of the situation with devon.

Ashley: Yeah, you got to focus on devon.

Tucker: I do. Good day.

Ashley: Wait one second. I spoke with victor and victoria, actually.

Tucker: Did you?

Ashley: I did, yeah. They accused me of purchasing your debt.

Tucker: Ah. And did you confirm or deny it?

Ashley: Mm.

Tucker: You confirmed it?

Ashley: I did not, of course. And victor didn’t believe me. He thought I did purchase your debt so that I could punish you.

Tucker: And victoria?

Ashley: She believes that my motives are more benign, I think. But regardless, they’re very anxious to get their hands on your company.

Tucker: That’s not news.

Ashley: What is news is that they’re willing to pay top dollar. Far, far more than it’s worth. What do you think?

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Ashley: Selling to the newmans would put you back in control financially.

Tucker: Mm.

Ashley: You can start all over again, right? You wouldn’t have a care in the world.

Tucker: No, not a care.

Ashley: Mnh-mnh.

Tucker: I could travel. I could, uh… I could have endless excitement. Fast cars. Fast women. When cold symptoms keep you up, You wanted to find out if i would abandon my plan to sell to devon and go for the big bucks instead, didn’t you?

Ashley: Well, you, originally, were planning to sell to the newmans.

Tucker: Yes, I know, and if I did, I’d have more money than god, but then I’d be alone. Okay? So if I’m going to make this deal, I choose whichever door leads to you.

Tucker: Being with you is worth more.

Devon: I just — let me be clear about what you’re saying here, ’cause I want to make sure I understand. Before, you would say that, by me removing hamilton-winters from this partnership, I’d be devaluing both companies, but, in reality, you’re just worried about me devaluing your accomplishments.

Lily: Why can’t both things be true?

Devon: Oh, they can be, but, I mean, if we’re just trying to protect our businesses here, why am I the only bad guy?

Lily: Because you signed a contract. You agreed to the merger. So it’s one company. So I’m doing what needs to be done. And you know what? We are both going to lose money, we’re both going to lose time, we’re probably going to lose our dignity, but you know who’s going to walk away with nothing? It’s going to be you.

Devon: Lily, I didn’t want this fight. I didn’t — I never wanted to fight with you. I just wanted my business and the company that I created with my father. That’s it.

Lily: Devon, you have got to stop acting like you are the only one who can carry on his legacy.

Devon: Well, why am I the only one trying to protect the company that he left behind?

Lily: Saving hamilton-winters is not going to bring dad back. And if it did, I would be right there with you, fighting. But it’s not. So you’re wrong. And if it takes a judge to prove that to you, then so be it.

Devon: So this is you just saying you don’t give a damn?

Lily: Actually, no, it’s the opposite. My dad was more than a name, and he was definitely more than a company. He transcends that. So, you know what? Start a new company. Or take the money that we offered you and retire. I don’t care. But if you go down this path, I guarantee you will regret it.

Devon: I never thought I’d say this in a million years, but I’m almost glad neil isn’t here to see who you’ve turned into.

Lily: [ Scoffs ]

Elena: Um… nate and victoria have been friends for a long time. I think he’s always admired her business acumen, and she hired him after he left chancellor-winters, so I think it’s only natural that he’d be grateful.

Audra: Mm. Definitely a lot of gratitude going on.

Elena: Yeah, I think that he should be appreciative. Just like you seem to be since nate hired you after you were let go.

Audra: Yeah, but I’m hardly a neophyte in the business world. But, nate, now, I have to hand it to him. The way he’s been able to close that hierarchy gap between him and victoria, they are so in sync it’s crazy. It’s like they were destined to be partners. Business partners, of course.

Elena: I’m glad he has such a supportive boss.

Audra: Yeah. It’s a shame he didn’t have that at chancellor when he was working with family.

Elena: I’m not sure that’s appropriate to discuss.

Audra: You’re right. Family dynamics can be tricky. Relatives don’t always have the strongest bonds. But, you know, it’s funny. When you have the right person by your side, just everything falls into place regardless of what their relationship is to you. Nate must be that person for victoria. The real deal.

Elena: And what do you mean by that?

Audra: Well, nate may only be in charge of one division now, but it’s pretty clear victoria has much bigger plans for him.

Victoria: Must we discuss the elephant in the room?

Nate: [ Chuckles ] If we’re going to get any work done. Look, I’ll start. I feel a certain attraction to you, but I shouldn’T.

Victoria: Because of elena. What’s going on between the two of you? Maybe whatever it is will clarify what’s going on between the two of us.

Nate: That’s the problem. Elena and I are in a good place, for the first time in a long while.

Victoria: And yet?

Nate:I’ve crossed a line.

Victoria: Twice.

Nate: Yes. [ Clears throat ] Multiple times.

Victoria: So that’s a problem?

Nate: I think there have been some mixed messages.

Victoria: Yes, it seems like the wires are definitely crossed. But not for me. I know what I want. However, I’m unencumbered, and I’m free to get involved with whoever I want. But, unfortunately, it’s not the same for you.

Nate: I apologize for this.

Victoria: Don’t apologize. Just figure out what you want because whatever happens or doesn’t happen is entirely up to you. (Vo) the shape that stole your heart

Nate: Look, I can’t deny feeling an intense connection. As if the job weren’t exciting enough, knowing I get to see you during the day…

Victoria: Yeah, it’s a pleasant bonus for me, too.

Nate: But I ultimately lost my career as a surgeon because of an impulse I acted on.

Victoria: So your concern is about your job?

Nate: My concern is about all the above. Business. Personal. The man I need to be.

Victoria: A man who’s faithful to his girlfriend. So who am I to you?

Nate: You’re…irresistible. Intoxicating. And you make me feel powerful.

Victoria: But you’re with elena.

Nate: And I can’t hurt her the way she and I hurt devon.

Victoria: Well, that’s very admirable.

Nate: So no matter what I may or may not be feeling, we can’t ever kiss again.

Victoria: Did we kiss? I’m sorry. I’ve been so busy. It must have just slipped my mind. Was it good?

Nate: Unforgettable. But I would hate to see what kind of negative impact this could have on our personal lives.

Victoria: Why would it? We won’t tell anyone. And in the future, I will not kiss you, and you will not kiss me.

Nate: Agreed.

Victoria: And we’ll be sure to keep a safe distance away from each other and avoid eye contact at all times.

Nate: Contact of any kind.

Victoria: You know, there’s one other thing to consider. You say that what you and elena did caused you to leave your career in the medical field and come here. But maybe here is where you belonged all along. Maybe you need more than she’s able to give you.

Elena: So what do you think victoria has in store for nate?

Audra: I am not privy to that level of information. In fact, I was just kicked out of meeting with nate because victoria wanted to have a word in private.

Elena: About what?

Audra: Uh, data, numbers.

Elena: But wouldn’t you be included in that discussion since you are the coo?

Audra: Yeah, I thought that was rude, too. But when victoria wants to meet with nate, I make myself scarce.

Elena: Hm. And, um, does has happen often?

Audra: Look, all I know is that victoria must see something truly magnificent in him to give him so much one-on-one attention.

Elena: I suppose.

Audra: He’ll be moving up in the newman organization any day now. You should be so proud of your boyfriend.

Tucker: You expected to see my wheels turning as i formulated my grand plan to sell mccall to newman for millions more than it’s worth, didn’t you?

Ashley: I thought it was a strong possibility.

Tucker: I’ve never been happier to disappoint you.

Ashley: Won’t be the first time. I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Tucker: Ashley, the only thing I’m interested in at this point is to have a fresh start with the two people who matter the most to me in life, you and devon. That’s it.

Ashley: Okay, tell me this. What happens if you can’t convince devon to buy your company? And I’m not convinced that you actually want to be a better man. What if we both turn our backs on you? What then?

Tucker: I would still forge ahead with my mission of self-improvement. Here’s the thing. No matter who purchases mccall, the sale will provide me with the means of a fresh start. Uh… the way lived my life up until now, yes, has made me rich, but I’m completely devoid of the things that matter, and a major loss has forced my hand, finally.

Ashley: So to be a better person, you need to be abandoned completely?

Tucker: Is that what you’re planning to do? If I can’t win devon over, are you just going to turn your back on me?

Devon: It doesn’t feel good, does it?

Lily: Sorry, the comment of dad being ashamed of me?

Devon: Yeah. Same thing you said to me last time we got an argument about this.

Lily: No, I actually wish he were here to see what I’ve become, because I know that he would be incredibly proud of me.

Devon: Are you sure about that?

Lily: Absolutely. It is so easy to be a copy of him, but I am out of his shadow. I’m forging my own path.

Devon: Okay, so, what, is that a dig at me?

Lily: You can take it however you want, but you thought that you could make demands, and I would just roll over? Well, I am sorry, but, no. This lawsuit is going to define everything. It’s going to change our companies, the way the business world sees us, our relationship moving forward. But in the end, you will see that I won.

Devon: Right, you won by any means necessary, too, right?

Lily: Well, it’s not personal. It’s business. Remember? You kept telling me that.

Devon: Yeah, you’re ridiculous. You’re unbelievable, actually.

Lily: Sorry, I’m unbelievable?

Devon: Yes, you are.

Lily: You’re the one who won’t honor a contract that you signed. You won’t take the money that we offered you. You want to burn everything to the ground. So here we are.

Devon: Yeah, here we are, with you willing to sacrifice our relationship for a business deal that went bad.

Lily: Because you won’t loosen your grip on dad’s company.

Devon: And what’s wrong with me trying to preserve his memory like that, lily? Really? What is it? I mean, after everything he taught us, after everything he did for us, how can you turn your back on him like that?

Lily: [ Sighs ] Devon, I am warning you. Do not go there. And you still have your biological father, tucker.

Devon: You have your biologic– you got malcolm.

Lily: Tucker is here in genoa city. He wants a relationship with you. You have a young son who you get to see every single day. My children have their own life. This is all I have left.

Devon: What are you talking about it’s all you — you have me. I’m here in town with you. And I never wanted you to feel alone in any of this. You’re the one that’s made the decision to side with jill in this ipo move. So what was I meant to do?

Lily: Honor the contract that you signed.

Devon: Yeah. You know, say whatever you want about tucker. He will never fill neil’s shoes.

Lily: And neither will you. You know, you want to say all of these things about how family is so important to you, but yet you’re willing to throw me away for a company. So in my mind, you are a hypocrite. I’m sholeh and I lost 75 pounds with golo.

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Devon: Lily, do you know why you feel like you’re so alone? ‘Cause who the hell would want to be around you when you’re acting like you act?

Lily: Oh —

Abby: You know, one of the guys in the kitchen just told me about a rage room where you can go and put on a hard hat, get a sledge hammer, smash up a bunch of old tvs. You can get as loud as you want. So maybe you guys should head over there, because if you can’t keep it down, I’m going to have to ask you to leave.

Devon: I’m sorry.

Lily: Yeah, I’m — I’m sorry, abby. I’m sorry.

Abby: Louise just texted me that we’re out of diapers, so I think we should go grab some. We’ll get them much faster if we go get them.

Devon: We can’t order them, have them delivered?

Abby: No, come on. We’re going to go get them. Thank you.

Elena: Of course, I am proud of nate. Uh, his new career has just been an adjustment for both of us.

Audra: You know, to me, it seems perfectly natural for him to pivot from medicine to business. To be a doctor or a ceo, you have to have a certain confidence, you know, that your decision is the right one, and everything’s going to work out in the end.

Elena: Yeah, he certainly has that.

Audra: He’s a born leader. You know, if he ever ran for office, he’d have thousands of supporters. I mean, mostly women, with those eyes and a smile like that. Not that I need to tell you, since you know what he’s like.

Elena: I certainly do.

Audra: I didn’t upset you, did I?

Elena: No, not at all. I just realized the time.

Audra: Well, this was fun. We should do it again — soon.

Elena: Yeah, my schedule’s pretty packed, but if something opens up, I’ll let you know.

Tucker: Nice. You make it look so easy.

Audra: Why? Whatever do you mean?

Tucker: Alright, let’s just pretend that you’re not here —

Audra: Trying to make friends with elena, who seems like a super sweet gal.

Tucker: God, you’re just amazing. I wish we could harness your super powers for the good of all mankind.

Audra: I’m a source of amusement? How about you entertain me for once?

Tucker: What do you have in mind?

Audra: Tell me the story of who gets to run your company.

Tucker: No, no, no, no.

Audra: Who are you selling to?

Tucker: That’s classified, I’m afraid, but I might be persuaded to give you a hint if you tell me something first.

Audra: Ask away.

Tucker: So, on a scale from a minor sibling squabble to total annihilation, how would you rank the little spat between devon and lily?

Audra: Why do you even care about what…

[ Chuckles ] Okay. You think you can step in and be the dad that devon so desperately needs?

Tucker: I haven’t given up hope that I might be back in his good graces someday soon, yeah.

Audra: By exploiting the brother/sister cage match? Are you offering devon the keys to mccall unlimited?

Tucker: Why don’t you answer my question first? How bad is this fight?

Audra: Look, I have limited firsthand knowledge, but from what I’ve heard, they’re going scorched-earth. Devon and lilly’s relationship may not survive the war. Now, tell me, are you offering your company to devon?

Tucker: I already have.

Victoria: I’m not going to apologize for being direct.

Nate: No, no, I find it refreshing.

Victoria: That’s good, because I approach my personal life the same way that i approach my business life. I’m very straightforward.

Nate: So what are your expectations for us, moving forward?

Victoria: I hope that we enjoy a very long and fruitful partnership.

Nate: As do I.

Victoria: In order to do that, we’re going to have to be fully transparent with one another. So there aren’t any complications or miscommunications.

Nate: That is a solid approach. I will do my best to follow it.

Victoria: Okay.

Nate: So in the spirit of full disclosure… …I admire you, victoria. You’re intelligent, driven, powerful… beautiful. But I am in love with elena.

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Victoria: I respect that.

[ Knock on door ]

Audra: Victoria. Good. I was hoping you’d still be here. I hope I’m not interrupting your meeting, but I have news about mccall.

Victoria: What have you heard?

Audra: Well, it appears he’s changed course and wants to sell the company to his son.

Victoria: Well, that confirms exactly what my father and i suspected. Ashley bought up tucker’s debt.

Nate: Why? Is this a power move by jabot?

Victoria: Sounds like more of a move by ashley alone. She probably wanted the debt acquisition so she could strong-arm tucker into turning things around with devon. Seems that she wants tucker to redeem himself, which is surprisingly noble, in a lopsided kind of way.

Audra: If she’s expecting him to change, I mean, she’ll be deeply disappointed.

Nate: We’re apparently gonna be disappointed, too, since this means we’re losing out on acquiring mccall.

Victoria: Makes things more difficult, but it’s not impossible. Besides, I like a challenge.

Nate: What’s your plan?

Audra: We have to convince devon that buying mccall would be disastrous and that it would be a financial black hole from which he would never be able to extricate himself. And who better to relay that bad news than his cousin nate?

Abby: Okay, I couldn’t possibly have heard you right.

Devon: Oh, you did, though. Lily has hired amanda to represent them in court.

Abby: I thought amanda left chancellor.

Devon: She did. She did, but she’s the perfect weapon to aim at hamilton-winters — and to aim at me ’cause, you know, that’s really what this is about. Let’s not pretend like it isn’T.

Abby: Okay, I get that this feels like a personal shot, but why would lily do that?

Devon: Because she wants to win. That’s why. And she will obviously do whatever it takes. And she thinks it’s gonna rattle me in court. I’m just wondering what she and amanda have up their sleeves. You know? They’ll probably have a damn hologram of neil and fill the courtroom with everybody else I’ve wronged in my life.

Abby: That would be a very short list.

Devon: I… I’m dreading this entire thing now.

Abby: Tell me something. Are you worried that you’re gonna lose the lawsuit? Or is this about having to come face-to-face with amanda again?

Lily: I am beyond mortified to have an argument like that in public.

Daniel: The public will recover. How are you doing?

Lily: Not good. It’s like every time devon and i are around each other, all we do is try to hurt each other. And I don’t know how much more i can take.

Daniel: Yeah, well, famil seems to have a way of pushing buttons like no other person can.

Lily: It’s just, this merger was supposed to bring us closer together as a family, and it’s torn us apart. Nate is gone. Devon wants nothing to do with me.

Daniel: So, what are you gonna do?

Lily: [ Scoffs ] I don’t know. I just — I have to stop believing that i can salvage things. It’s like I have to fight to save chancellor-winters because it’s all I have left. So I have to fight with everything that I have. Your heart is the beat of life.

Daniel: Seems a little extreme. You’re more than chancellor-winters. You have a lot of people in your life that love you.

Lily: Not really. I mean, my parents are gone. My relationship with billy is over. I don’t know if devon and nate and I will ever fix anything. My kids are living their own life. Like, what’s left but my career?

Daniel: What about your friends? What about me?

Lily: Yeah, I mean, you’ve been the better part of the past couple of months. If only you could make this lawsuit go away.

Daniel: I wish I had that power.

Lily: I know things are gonna get really ugly.

Daniel: I don’t doubt that for a second. Are you sure it’s worth the agony?

Devon: It’s not like I have a choice about facing amanda again, you know?

Abby: Well, I have never really thought about this before, but I feel like I’m the lucky one in the fallout of all of our breakups.

Devon: What makes you say that?

Abby: Because I have to see chance. I have to communicate with him because of dominic. And all of that awkwardness, everything that was difficult between us when amanda and chance walked in on us together — well, it’s gotten a lot less. But you — you haven’t seen amanda since she broke things off. I mean, you haven’t crossed paths.

Devon: Oh, I know. Believe me. And then now the next time I see her is gonna be in a courtroom. And it’s gonna hurt.

Abby: I’m sorry. This stress is the last thing you need on top of everything else that you’re going through.

Devon: That’s what lily’s banking on. She wants this to be a painful process financially, professionally, and personally.

Abby: Are you sure that this lawsuit is worth the destruction that it will cause? I think you should reconsider tucker’s offer.

Ashley: Hey. I hope you’re calling with good news.

Tucker: As in, I can’t get you off my mind?

Ashley: As in, you got devon to sign on the dotted line.

Tucker: Uh, not quite.

Ashley: Tucker.

Tucker: Not yet, I mean to say. I’m on a fact-finding mission.

Ashley: Okay, but you have to proceed honestly. No interfering, no manipulations of any kind.

Tucker: Fear not. I’m simply collecting information on a person I might do a deal with. That’s just good business practice. I want to make sure that when devon contemplates buying mccall that he believes it’ll be the solution to all his problems.

Ashley: Okay. Call me when you get it done.

Nate: You want me to sabotage devon’s purchase of mccall unlimited?

Victoria: Yes, that is the mission. I assume that you’re going to accept it.

Nate: I’m not on good terms with either one of my cousins. I doubt I could even convince them that the sky is blue these days.

Victoria: I’m sure that you can find a way to put a stop to devon reconciling with tucker.

Nate: Still, that wouldn’t feel right. My willingness to help you acquire a controlling interest in chancellor-winters via the company’s ipo is what started all this tension in my family in the first place.

Victoria: But you didn’t cause the current conflict between devon and lily. It’s not your fault that they can’t decide whether or not to proceed with the ipo.

Nate: Still, I hate that they are fighting. And maybe this offer from tucker can help end this feud.

Victoria: You want to bring peace to the winters, which will only happen if devon agrees to give up his claim in neil’s company in favor of running tucker’S.

Nate: Honestly, on a personal level, I’d like to see that happen.

Victoria: But professionally, it’s not in our best interests.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Audra: Looks like you don’t have much of a choice.

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Diane: Thank you. Oh, good morning, kyle.

Jack: Son. Thank you for joining us on such tice

kyle: I can’t stay long. I’m pretty busy. Everything with marchetti is on overdrive, especially now that we’re bringing on board the textile mills we acquired from victor.

Jack: I am well aware of the value of bringing manufacturing in house. That’s not what we want to talk about.

Kyle: I can tell by the looks on your faces it’s pretty serious.

Jack: Diane and I are going off the grid for a little while. In fact, we’re on our way out of town right now.

Diane: I know it’s short notice, but I do need to take this time away from work. Maybe you could explain the situation to summer for me? It’s, um, extenuating circumstances.

Kyle: Which are what, exactly?

Diane: We’re leaving to avoid any future psychological torture from jeremy stark.

Kyle: [ Scoffs ] Wait. What kind of harm can he do from a prison cell?

Jack: He is out of jail. They could not make the charges against him stick, so he’s been released.

Diane: And he came right back here to genoa city.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Hello. Excuse me. [ Chuckles ] I’m so glad it’s you who answered the door.

Summer: Mom, what are you doing here? I mean, harrison’s at preschool and I’m pretty sure jack doesn’t want anything to do with you and I —

Phyllis: Okay, listen, you don’t have to remind me that I’m not welcome here. I totally understand. I get it. I came here to turn things around.

Summer: I’m not even sure that I want to know how you intend on pulling that off.

Phyllis: Well, it’s simple. You’re my daughter. I mean, don’t you wish that things could go back to how we used to be? Maybe we could just go somewhere and have some coffee and just talk. Just…talk. You’re the light of my life. Do I need to remind you of that? Alright, well, I’m not gonna take “no” for an answer. I’m not gonna do that. I’m gonna park myself on your sofa, and I’m not moving.

[ Knock on door ]

Victor: Come in.

Ashley: Hi.

Victor: Ashley. Thank you for coming.

Ashley: Sure. Uh, your text was kind of vague. Why did you want to meet with me?

Victor: Yeah. It’s a business matter. Tucker mccall came to us and made a proposal. He suggested that perhaps we would buy his company.

Victoria: He was carrying around a serious amount of debt. He was looking to unload mccall, and then suddenly and mysteriously somebody bought up the debt.

Ashley: Fascinating. What does that have to do with me?

Victor: We were just wondering who might have the financial wherewithal and the desire to make such a deal.

Victoria: My mother shared a theory on who that someone might be.

Ashley: Who is it?

Victor: You.

[ Door opens ]

Tucker: Hey.

Devon: Hello.

Tucker: Thank you for coming.

Devon: Like I said on the phone, you got 30 minutes to say whatever you want to say to me. And try not to lie.

Tucker: Okay. Yes, you made your time limit very clear. Eh. And as much as I deserve your fury, I think once you’ve heard what I have to say that ultimately you’ll be glad that you decided to meet with me. So, I’m here with a proposition that could change your life. Want luxury hair repair that doesn’t cost $50?

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Kyle: Stark not only beat the charges, but he had the nerve to show his face in genoa city again? When did this happen? How long have you known?

Diane: We only found out ourselves a couple days ago when we ran into him here, actually. And then yesterday he had a package delivered to the house.

Kyle: What kind of package?

Diane: No, it’s okay. It was — it was harmless. But he clearly sent it to rattle us and send a message that he was back and that he was planning to mess with me.

Kyle: The man is a menace. He’s sending potentially dangerous packages to our home where our family lives? Can’t the police do anything about this?

Jack: Unfortunately, he is considered an innocent man right now. That won’t last too long ’cause we all know he’s anything but innocent. But chance knows he’s back in town, knows he has an agenda, and unfortunately has lost patience with your mother and me.

Kyle: Why is that?

Jack: Stark is convinced that we are the ones that set him up, and chance appears to agree with him.

Kyle: What are you saying? The gcpd is just going to ignore that a known criminal is in town sending potentially dangerous packages to our house?

Jack: I will tell you what chance told us. The police are not going to get involved unless there is an actual threat. The package turned out to be a book, a memento of his time with diane in L.A. The police can hardly arrest him for that, and there isn’t enough evidence that he’s the one that put it there in the first place.

Kyle: The man’s presence is a threat.

Jack: I agree. That is why security has been beefed up and they are on full alert. I assure you the abbott home is safe and secure.

Diane: But jack suggested that we go away in order to not be able to run into him or get caught up in any of his insidious mind games.

Kyle: You’re letting him run you out of town again.

Diane: Well, honestly, i don’t see it like that. And you shouldn’t, either.

Jack: Your mother’s right. We are leaving the house so that stark isn’t tempted to find other ways to come at us.

Diane: Yeah, and it’s not all doom and gloom. I mean, jack and I are going to use this time for ourselves, to get away from everything and celebrate our reunion.

Jack: Look, a little time away will give us some perspective, and maybe we’ll come up with another way to handle things. But right now the jet awaits and we’ve got to be going. With any luck, stark will get bored and move on while we are having a romantic getaway.

Summer: I appreciate your, um, well-intentioned, albeit, uh, forceful invitation, but, mom, I don’t have time to have coffee. I’ve got to get to the office.

Phyllis: The office? This is more important than work. Come on. It’s more important than work. You only have one mom. Okay?

[ Sighs ] Listen, I am sorry about the other day. I apologize. I was upset and I was hurt. I never, never meant to say that I would walk out of your life forever. Don’t you want to go back to the relationship that we had? Don’t — don’t you want that? I mean, you have to want that, summer.

Summer: Mom, of course I wish things were different.

Phyllis: Okay, good, good. Okay. That’s enough.

[ Chuckles ] So let’s make them different. Let’s do that. We can fix this. We can get past this.

Summer: I’m sorry. I just — I really don’t have the time or the energy to get into it with you right now. And, you know, just so you know, I’ve talked to daniel since the last time we saw each other, and he filled me in on all of the fallout from you butting into his life, too.

Phyllis: Oh. Wow. So, this is how it’s gonna be? You and daniel against me, talking together, commiserating against me?

Summer: I’m not gonna speak for daniel, but I can’t just brush aside my feelings. You interfering with stark — that could have put us all in serious danger. And you interfering in daniel’s life, both professionally and personally, could have ruined his deal with chancellor-winters and caused irreparable damage in his relationship with heather.

Phyllis: Okay, got it, got it, got it. I mean, all I’m hearing from you is “could have, could have, could have.” It didn’t happen. It certainly didn’t happen. Why do you and your brother refuse to see that?

Summer: Because it’s not the point! It’s not the point. Mom, this is just another example of how you choose to operate. And it doesn’t matter how many times you promise that you’re gonna make it right or that you’re gonna change. It’s really — it’s actually — it’s pointless. And, honestly, I just — I can’t keep showing up for it.

Phyllis: Okay, this is completely unfair. Do you know that all a mother wants to do is protect her child? That’s all I want to do. I want to protect you and daniel. I want to protect you from diane. I want to help daniel fix his relationship with heather, who i don’t like, but I want to help him fix it and fix his relationship with his daughter. Wh– why is that wrong?

Summer: That.

[ Scoffs ] That right there. That’s why we can’t just sit and have coffee and pour our hearts out and pretend like everything’s gonna be okay — because it’s not. There’s always an excuse with you. Mom, please, just for once in your life, just admit… you screwed up.

Ashley: Now, why would you think that I would buy tucker’s debt? And if I did, why do you care either way?

Victoria: After learning that his debt had been acquired, tucker pulled out of a deal to sell mccall to newman.

Ashley: Oh. Okay. Well, that answers why you care, but why would you think I would do such a thing?

Victoria: You and tucker have a long history. Maybe your scheme to get information out of him about diane — maybe it brought back some of those old feelings. Or maybe you got sentimental and you bought his story that he was a changed man.

Ashley: Oh, come on. Victoria, I’m not some doe-eyed ingenue that’s gonna just fall for tucker’s dumb lines.

Victor: She is far too smart to believe anything that tucker mccall has to say, right?

Ashley: Exactly.

Victor: And I seriously doubt she harbors any illusions about that man having changed.

Ashley: Right. So it’s preposterous to think that I would make some kind of a huge and expensive gesture like that to buy up his debt. So, I guess we’re done here.

Victor: No, no, no. Please don’t go. Ashley, please don’t go.

Devon: Okay. Well, a life-changing proposition is exactly the kind of manipulation I’m not interested in, so…

Tucker: Forgive me. That was a bit hyperbolic.

[ Chuckles ] It’s funny. Despite my best intentions, i always seem to get everything wrong with you. One of the things I’m working hard to change.

Devon: Well, you know, saying that you want to improve our relationship and actually doing it are two different things, and I don’t know if you realize that.

Tucker: [ Sighs ] I-I got a lot wrong. I made some big mistakes when i came back to town. And not just with you — with ashley. The two people that I expressly came back in order to impress and reconnect with. I did. I went about it all wrong. And now everything’s come crashing down, and I’ve only got myself to blame for that.

Devon: That’s one thing we can both agree on.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. I tell you, it’s been a relief to just drop the pretense of success and admit that I failed. Dropping this charade has given me energy and it’s given me the time to — to try to fix what I’ve broken. And not just for you and ashley, but for myself.

Devon: Right. That all sounds great. I’ve heard you say the exact same thing before with same conviction in your voice. So, I mean, why should I believe you this time?

Tucker: Because this time I’m gonna put my money where my mouth is.

Devon: Really?

Tucker: Yeah. I’ve decided to divest myself of everything that represents my old way of life. I’m selling mccall unlimited.

Devon: Hmm.

Tucker: I’m gonna wipe the slate clean and start new. And I would like nothing more than for you to take over my company. We’re done

Devon: Well, this is — yeah, this is certainly a new angle for you. What would make you think that I’d want to buy your company?

Tucker: Okay, I’m gonna be honest with you. It is failing in some areas. Um, but for someone with, um — with vision and creativity, uh, there’s still value and there’s still the infrastructure to make it quite lucrative, if it’s managed well. And I just know that that person is you.

Devon: How do you know? How do you know that person is me?

Tucker: Well, I built the company from the ground up, and I know you can relate to that. It was born out of my passion for music and the entertainment industry. And, uh [Chuckles] Although you didn’t get much from me, you definitely inherited that. And, um… well, ultimately, it would just mean the world to me to see you at the helm.

Devon: It sounds to me like you want me to do you a favor and buy you out of your debt.

Tucker: No.

Devon: No?

Tucker: No, someone’s already done it. Yeah.

Devon: Mm.

Tucker: And although I’ve received some very lucrative offers, I would offer you the, uh — the [Chuckles] Friends and family price ’cause I just know you would run the company with integrity, intelligence, and heart.

Victor: Maybe you made the move as some sort of power play, you know, a revenge tactic.

Ashley: Well, that’s an interesting theory. What would be the end game?

Victor: Tucker would be beholden to whoever owns his debt.

Ashley: I see. Well, if that’s your line of thinking, then you should definitely consider devon. He has more motivation than anybody to want to get back at his father.

Victor: Really?

Ashley: Well, of course. When tucker came back to town, he wasn’t just after jabot. He was after chancellor-winters. When devon found out about that, he was furious. I should know. I was there when he confronted his father, not to mention that he has all the capital he needs to make it happen.

Victoria: You know, i considered that angle, too, but it just doesn’t seem like devon’s style. And besides that, I heard he cut all ties with his father. No, whoever bought tucker’s debt enjoys the game enough to keep playing it, which makes you our most likely suspect.

Kyle: Stark. I heard you were back in town. How do you even have the nerve to show your face in genoa city again?

Jeremy: Well, you’re not the first one to say that. Why do you find it so hard to believe that I’d want to come back to this charming little town? Great food, beautiful people. Just like your wife, summer, and that adorable little kid of yours.

Kyle: Hey, stay away from my family. And stop sending my mother tokens of your obsession. Do not make me tell you that again.

Jeremy: Ohh. That sounds like a threat.

Kyle: No, it’s not a threat. It’s a promise. If you have an ax to grind, you grind it with me.

Jeremy: Relax. I’ve decided to forgive and forget everything. In fact, I’d like to tell jack and diane that myself. I must have really spooked them the other day when I saw them,

if diane took the gift I sent the wrong way.

Kyle: So, you admit it. You sent the gift.

Jeremy: You wouldn’t happen to know where jack and diane are, would you?

Kyle: They left town. Flew out today. Won’t be back anytime soon. So you should just get the hell out of genoa city and don’t look back.

Phyllis: What are you talking about? I’ve owned up to plenty. I mean, all I’m doing is taking the blame for everything. I mean, that doesn’t seem to be enough. I’m here apologizing to you. I even admitted that I was the one who lured jeremy stark into town.

Summer: Yeah, and that you did it to help us. That’s — it’s not an apology, mom.

Phyllis: Well, that’s completely untrue. I mean, he asked me to find diane, and I refused to do that for him. I basically saved her life. I mean, all I see you doing is making allowances for diane, but you do nothing for me, and i don’t understand that. I’m your mother.

Summer: Yeah. You’re my mom. You are supposed to do right by me.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ] Okay, summer, just — I-I can’T. Seriously. What about daniel? What about daniel? I mean, I’m taking the hit for all of his anger toward heather. I mean, it has nothing to do with me, but, hey, that’s what I do. I’m taking the hit. How come I’m always the one to blame, I’m always the one who’s doing the wrong thing?

Summer: Because it was your fault, mom. You did those things. You’re the one that made those bad choices all on your own.

Phyllis: We’ve all made bad choices, haven’t we, summer?

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: And by the way, are you getting in nikki’s face over this jeremy stark thing? ‘Cause she was in on it as well. Are you talking to your grandmother like this? I mean, by the way, she flew to los angeles to find dirt on diane jenkins. Yeah. She did that — on her own dime. But you’re not getting in her face, are you?

Summer: Obviously, I don’t approve of what she did, either.

Phyllis: Mm. Mm. How come she doesn’t get this, too? I know why. Because I fight. I stand up for what I believe, and I will not back down. And that’s how I am. And I will never change. I will never, ever change. I’m tired, summer. I am just so tired. Exhausted. Maybe at this point I’m the one who’s had enough.

Jeremy: Last-minute flight out of town? Sounds like your mother’s trying to relive some of our old adventures.

Kyle: She wants nothing to do with you.

Jeremy: You think I’d lose interest just because jack and diane are out of town?

Kyle: You should. Because what business do you have in genoa city that necessitates you hanging around indefinitely?

Jeremy: Why shouldn’t I stay? I’m in no rush. I have no place to be. That’s what it’s like when you spend years in federal prison. You lose your place in the world and you have to find another place. Well, genoa city could be that perfect spot. Very welcoming, present company excluded. I think I just found the perfect place to call home.

Kyle: Mm, you should think again because that would be a big mistake.

Jeremy: We’ll have to agree to disagree. Vacations don’t last forever. Sooner or later, you’ll end up right back where you started.

Summer: I guess we’ve both had just about enough.

[ Exhales sharply ] I really can’t keep having this argument with you, mom. You — you have a blind spot when it comes to your own issues. You know, I honestly believe that you think that you’re doing the right things for the right reasons and that you’re trying to help in your own way.

Phyllis: Glad you understand, summer.

Summer: But your actions are not helpful. It breaks my heart that you can’t see that.

Phyllis: [ Clears throat ]

Summer: You know [Sighs] I’ve watched you try to evolve my entire life. I was always that kid with the parent who was still trying to grow up themselves. And I was there for all of your failed relationships, with dad and with jack, and you always said that you were gonna grow and that you’d matured. And I always believed you, but inevitably you would go back to your old ways and things would just blow up all over again, just like they are now. And you know what? I should — [ Sighs ]

[ Voice breaking ] I know that i should just accept you for who you are, but… I keep hoping and you keep on letting me down and I —

[ Sighs ] I just feel like I-I need to protect myself from — from any more hurt and disappointment.

[ Sighs ]

Phyllis: [ Clears throat ]

Phyllis: [ Breathes deeply ]

Ashley: So, let’s just say that I did buy tucker’s debt. What would you intend to do about it?

Victoria: Newman remains very interested. We’d be willing to make a lucrative deal to buy the company and all of the debt. And not only would we make it worth tucker’s while. We would also make it worth your while. So, if it’s true and you are behind all of this, perhaps we should just negotiate directly with you.

Victor: I just don’t think that ashley wants to be beholden to tucker mccall for any length of time. I mean, you’ve had your fun with him. You’ve made him sweat, right? Now it’s time to make a deal.

Ashley: Wow. This has been fascinating, if for no other reason but to be reminded of how your mind works, victor. You shouldn’t be talking to me. Whatever tucker wants to do with his company is his business. Leave me out of it.

Victor: Thank you for coming by, ashley.

Devon: So, like, how do you see this all working out? What’s your big vision here? I buy your company and then what? You and I are bonded together for life?

Tucker: That bond already exists, doesn’t it? This would just be a bonus.

Devon: Right, but you’re — you’re expecting me to welcome you back into my life with open arms, right?

Tucker: Devon, I don’t have any expectations. None. I just wanted to offer you this safety net.

Devon: Why do I need a safety net?

Tucker: I happen to know that you’re in a very precarious business situation at the moment, um, the fight you’re having with your sister and jill over hamilton-winters. Who knows how that’s gonna go down?

Devon: I know how it’s gonna down, and it’s none of your business, really.

Tucker: That’s true. It isn’T. But I took a look at the available analytics, and legally the chancellor-winters merger — it’s rock-solid. So, uh, you winning back hamilton-winters at this point — it’s a long shot. The odds are it’s not gonna work out in your favor.

Devon: Well, I don’t need to hear your odds. So, thanks.

Tucker: Okay, but wouldn’t you like to have a powerhouse like mccall in your back pocket in case it does go sideways? It gives you something else to turn your attention to.

Devon: I’m not thinking like that. And it sounds like you’re betting on me to lose.

Tucker: No, no, no. On the contrary. I’m offering you a strategy that will ensure you come out on top. I mean, let’s say you do win hamilton-winters back and you’re helming my company. You’re gonna be at the helm of a company that will just leapfrog chancellor-winters and newman.

Devon: And why do you care if that happens?

Tucker: ‘Cause you’re my son. And seeing you succeed is what I care about most.

Devon: Well, I think that our, uh, 30 minutes is over.

Tucker: Oh. Indeed it is.

[ Sighs ] Well, thank you again for seeing me, and I hope you’ll at least think about my offer and run it by your inner circle. Run it by abby. I mean, I know she hates me, but, you know, she’s always had your best interests at heart. Okay, nice to see you, and

[Clears throat] I hope to talk to you soon. Having triplets is…

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Jack! How did you get this all set up?

Jack: Well, when I came up with this brilliant plan, I was very thorough.

Diane: I’ll say. Making jeremy think that we’d flown off to who knows where in the jabot jet while we enjoy this romantic hideaway in the abbott cabin? Ah! The delicious irony.

Jack: Yeah, I thought so.

Diane: Mmm.

Jack: I hated that little charade with kyle, but you never know who’s listening.

Diane: I agree. It was safer that way.

Jack: So, I had the place stocked with, uh, you know, all the essentials and a — a few delicacies. We have enough here to vacation as long as we want. But for this to be a success, i need to get you to promise me something.

Diane: What’s that?

Jack: No more mention of jeremy stark. The whole reason for coming up here is to put the world behind us for a bit. Just you and me, no one else, least of all him.

Diane: Mm. I promise I will do my best not to think of anyone but the handsome and charming man right in front of me in this perfect place. Mmm. And that kiss was the perfect start.

Jack: Did I mention I have champagne?

Diane: Mm! [ Chuckles ] I am loving this escape.

[ Cork pops ]

Jack: To us.

Diane: To us.

My darling

though you are very far away, dear

my heart still holds the spark

when the clouds fall over the water, just follow

my love will guide you to harbor, so follow

just follow love home

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hey.

Devon: I’m glad you’re still here.

Abby: Yeah, I wanted to see how your talk with tucker went. What did he want?

Devon: Uh, boy. Mwah. You’re not gonna believe it. Tucker offered me, uh, his whole empire.

Abby: What?

Devon: Yeah. He said that he’s divesting himself so that he can start fresh and he wants to sell me mccall for a good price.

Abby: Why would he do that?

Devon: ‘Cause apparently he thinks that I have the passion and the integrity and the vision to lead his company in the right direction. And then he made an argument that, by me having mccall, it would be like an insurance policy so that I’d still have a company in case the lawsuit didn’t turn out the way I hope.

Abby: That’s a lot to consider.

Devon: Yeah. Yeah. And the real thing, though, to consider is who this offer is coming from — because given my history with tucker, you’ve got to question whether anything he says is sincere. You know that. Like, is he really trying to change? Does he really want to start fresh? Or is he just trying to manipulate me again?

[ Sighs ]

It’s the most wonderful

time of the year.

Abby: If the lawsuit does fail, I mean, this is a great backup plan. Mccall has name recognition. It has an amazing music division that you could work wonders with.

Devon: Right. Yeah, I know. Tucker said something similar to that.

Abby: Have you considered that you are the right person to lead mccall? Maybe this isn’t some sort of manipulation. Maybe this is a great offer.

Devon: I mean, the only way i would know is if I check the numbers. But he did also say that, as much as you hate him, your advice to me would be in my best interest. And he was right about that.

Abby: Well, I guess tucker isn’t wrong all of the time.

Devon: [ Chuckles ] Mm.

Abby: I think his offer is worth considering.

Ashley: So, did you pitch your heart out?

Tucker: I did. I think I did a pretty good job. Uh, I made the offer and explained my reasons in equal parts emotional appeal and bottom-line business considerations. He didn’t accept it, but he also didn’t reject it outright, so…

Ashley: Hmm. I guess you have your work cut out for you.

Tucker: I don’t know what else I could possibly do. I told him he should talk to abby, actually, so maybe you have some sway there?

Ashley: Oh, I think we should leave the two friends out of this.

Tucker: Friends? Really?

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: I don’t know. I get a sense there’s something deeper going on there.

Ashley: I think you need to keep your focus on devon.

Tucker: Yes, boss. I’m curious. What do you plan to do with little old me, should I fail?

Ashley: I haven’t made up my mind. But I do have a couple ideas.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Shall we start another?

Diane: Mm, maybe we should pace ourselves.

[ Cellphone pings ] Is everything okay?

Jack: Yeah, it was just a work thing. Everything’s fine.

Diane: Well, I hope it’s not a bad time for you to be out of the office.

Jack: I’m the ceo. I can do anything I want. No, I will definitely check in. Just not today.

Diane: You know, I hope harrison had a good day at school. Maybe we should check in. We left kind of suddenly.

Jack: I know you are worried about everyone else. Trust me. They are fine, too.

Diane: Well, how do you know? Maybe we should call.

Jack: I already did. Spoke to the security guy.

Diane: You. You’re as bad as I am. You see? There’s no way that we can completely forget about the jeremy stark threat. It’s — it’s gonna be right there beneath the surface.

Jack: It doesn’t have to be. We just have to work a little harder at keeping him out.

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Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] This is how jeremy works. He knows how to get into your head, and then the more you try to shut him out, the louder he gets.

Jack: That’s just one more reason we have to find a way to get him out of our lives for good.

Diane: You know, if I thought we could get away with murder, that would be my number-one option. That’s how much I hate that man.

Jack: Well, we can’t do that. That’s not an option. It’s not an option. Hey, I promise we will find a solution together.

Phyllis: [ Groans ] Vodka up, please. Thank you. Mnh. Could I have another, please? Don’t look at me like that. I’m well aware of what time it is. Thanks.

[ Vodka pouring ]

Victor: You know, I am certain that ashley bought mccall’s debt.

Victoria: Yeah. She was quite masterful at the non-denial denial thing.

Victor: Exactly.

Victoria: You know ashley was stringing us along, trying to figure out what we’re thinking, but I actually learned a lot about what she’s thinking.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Victoria: Mom’s original theory was right. This isn’t about ashley having power over tucker. I think maybe… I think she’s falling for him again. Maybe she wants to help him in some way.

Victor: I don’t think that.

Victoria: I was watching her closely. I saw a protectiveness in her eyes. I think she — she wants to take care of tucker. Could it be that — that she wants him to change?

Tucker: I got to be honest with you. This little game you’re playing with me, the power you have over me — I’m starting to enjoy it. It’s intoxicating. I think you feel it, too.

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Abby: Are you feeling any better now?

Devon: I am, yeah, feeling a lot better. Thank you.

Abby: Good. A good meal will do that.

Devon: I think it’s more than just a dinner and the wine.

Abby: You want me to order some dessert?

Devon: No, no. Not talking about dessert. I’m talking about you. My day started off stressful and then got even more stressed. And just being with you and talking to you took that all away from me. Made me feel like I can breathe again.

Abby: I feel the same way. Something about being around you, it just makes me feel a lot calmer.

Devon: Yeah?

Abby: So, are we ordering dessert?

Devon: Oh, I thought you were kidding, but, yeah, you can order whatever you want.

Abby: No, I never, ever kid about dessert.

Devon: Okay.

Abby: Pamela made this pear tart, ooh, with ice cream. It’s delicious.

Devon: That sounds great. Let’s do it. Let’s get it. Maybe we should get it to-go so we can take it home and catch our favorite guy before he goes to bed.

Abby: Dominic.

Devon: Mm-hmm. Although I could just watch him sleep.

Abby: Yeah. Me too. That really slows my heart rate down.

Devon: There’s something about seeing him in that crib that just reminds you of what’s really important.

Abby: Yeah. There’s no better way to end the night.

[ Both chuckle ]

Tucker: Sell mccall unlimited to devon instead of newman? Where did this idea come from, and why the interest in devon’s business?

Ashley: Of course I care about devon — I always will — if for no other reason than he’s the father of my grandson.

Tucker: Our grandson.

Ashley: Exactly. Yet another reason you should reconnect with your son. Do you have any idea what he’s facing right now with jill and lily?

Tucker: Yeah, I know the ipo has been put on hold, and there are rumors of conflicts.

Ashley: Well, he’s suing to get hamilton-winters back, and he’s probably not going to win that battle, which means he’s going to be in a position of losing the company he bought with one father, but…

Tucker: He could have the company his other father built.

Ashley: Yes. Do you know what that would mean to him? What it would mean for your relationship with him?

Tucker: Yeah, I see the logic in it, but he’s not even speaking to me at the moment, so I can’t imagine he’d care about acquiring my company.

Ashley: That’s just an obstacle. I mean, think of it as a peace offering.

Tucker: Mm. “Son, I’m sorry I lied to you, but here’s my life’s work”? Is that what we’re going for?

Ashley: Yeah, pretty much.

Tucker: It’s pretty crazy. You realize that, right?

Ashley: Think of it as a great way to break the ice. What do you say?

Tucker: I don’t know. I can’t tell if you’re truly interested in helping me mend fences with devon or you’re just toying with me.

Nikki: Hi, darling.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Nikki: I’m sorry I’m late.

Victor: Hi, my baby. Everything all right?

Nikki: Oh, what a day. Yeah, yeah, it was just back to back to back meetings. We worked straight through dinner. Did you read the memo that victoria sent over about the fitzpatrick deal? Victor?

Victor: Yeah. Oh. Um… yeah, seems to make sense.

Nikki: Even the escrow terms?

Victor: [ Sighs ] I can’t concentrate on a damn thing.

Nikki: Let me guess. You are preoccupied with adam.

Victor: And you make that sound as if that is a bad thing.

Sally: What are you smiling at?

Nick: Do I need a reason to smile at you?

Sally: No. Well, I guess not.

Nick: I mean, you walk into a room, and this is what happens to my face.

[ Both laugh ]

Sally: It’s so easy when it’s just the two of us in here. I don’t mean the sex, which is fabulous.

Nick: It really is.

[ Both laugh ]

Sally: No, just us two. You know, nothing and no one else. I really wish I could just save this moment so I could relive it whenever I wanted.

[ Breathes deeply ]

Nick: Well, I don’t think we can save the moment, but… there’s no reason to let it end.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

[ Knock on door ]

Sally: We didn’t order room service, so they should just go away.

Nick: Yeah, go away.

[ Knock on door ] Seriously? Somebody’s trying to ruin our peace and quiet.

Adam: Sally, it’s me. Um, look, we need to talk. It’s, uh — it’s important. Find your beat

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[ Knock on door ]

Sally: Hold on, adam.

Nick: You’re gonna talk to him?

Sally: Well, he won’t leave until I do.

Nick: I’ll get rid of him.

Sally: Nick…

Nick: Okay.

Sally: What do you want?

Adam: Like I said, um, I need to speak with you. I mean, is this how we’re gonna do it? Through a crack in the door?

Sally: What is it that you want to say?

Adam: Okay. I’m guessing that nick is in there. Um, hey, nick! ‘Sup?

Sally: You’ve been drinking.

Adam: No, I, um — not really.

Sally: Look, I really don’t wanna talk to you when you’re like this.

Adam: Listen, really, I’m fine, okay? But, yes, I get it. Last time, I overindulged, I got a little sloppy, and I proposed, but, um…it was months ago. I’m not gonna make that same mistake.

Sally: Okay. Still, you’re not in great shape.

Adam: Really, I am fine. Okay? Yes, I’ve had a few drinks, but it’s just given me the courage to say some things that need to be said. Some things that you may want to hear. Okay? But it won’t get ugly. We can meet in the lobby on neutral ground. Is that okay, bro?

Nick: She can do whatever she wants. And that includes going downstairs and listening to your drunk rant. It’s up to her. If she asks my opinion, she’d be shutting the door in your face.

Adam: Listen, I promise, it’s not like that. I have something very real to discuss.

Sally: Okay. Let me get dressed. I’ll be down in 5 minutes. You can tell me and then be on your way.

Adam: Thank you.

Victor: Now that adam has officially left jabot, I was hoping he would come right back to newman, you know? Because I want to mend fences with him.

Nikki: And what did he say to that?

Victor: He said he would come back under one condition.

Nikki: Oh? And what’s that?

Victor: That he be C.E.O.

Nikki: [ Scoffs ] Victoria’s job? That’s outrageous.

Victor: It is.

Nikki: Did he actually think you would consider it?

Victor: I think he was testing me.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] The two of you and your tests. I hope you knock that idea out of his head.

Victor: Yeah. But I said to him to be patient, that I would make a counteroffer.

Nikki: Oh. You mean mccall unlimited?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: So you want to acquire tucker’s company, hand it over to adam. That is a very expensive consolation prize.

Victor: You’re right. But he was intrigued.

Nikki: As well he should be.

Victor: Yeah. But my plan has hit a snag. Seems someone else found out that tucker mccall is in trouble, financially. Someone else bought his debt before we had a chance to.

Tucker: You want a nightcap?

Ashley: Uh, yes, I do. Thank you.

Tucker: I definitely need something to take the edge off.

Ashley: Really? Why? Are you feeling overwhelmed by my proposal?

Tucker: Yeah. Can you blame me? It’s a big idea.

Ashley: You like big ideas.

Tucker: In theory, yeah. And I do like the — the thoughtful healing aspect of this one, but I’m still feeling blindsided by the fact that you now own most of my debt and thereby own most of me.

Ashley: Yes, I do. Thank you very much. Why don’t you think of me as your patron, though? Somebody who is supporting you on your path to self-improvement?

Tucker: And yet I get the sense that you’re holding a metaphorical dagger behind your back and you’re just waiting for the right moment to plunge it into my chest.

Ashley: Gee, that sounds like so much fun. Instead, why don’t you think of this as, um… business. Because I own your debt, which means you have to listen to me. So I’m actually not suggesting that you sell to devon. I’m demanding it.

Tucker: I see.

Ashley: I’m very serious about this, and I think you need to get very serious about this, too. You’re gonna thank me someday. It’s the right thing to do.

Tucker: I see. And if I don’t go along with this plan?

Ashley: Amongst other things, I believe you’re gonna wake up every day for the rest of your life alone, filled with regret. Why give your family just any eggs

Sally: Sorry for the interruption.

Nick: It’s not your fault.

Sally: Yeah, but you’re disappointed.

Nick: It’s just, you said the moment was perfect, and you’re right — it was. We should have just let adam continue knocking out in the hallway. And next time, that’s what you can do.

Sally: I’m sorry. I just feel like I owe him this conversation, you know? A chance to explain himself or to ask questions. I wish it wasn’t this way. That it was you, me, and the baby. But adam is a part of the equation. We have had time to live with the reality of me being pregnant. We sat with it, and we’ve adjusted to it. I can’t just, you know, drop the news on him and expect him not to have a reaction.

Nick: So far, his reaction has been to, uh… show up drunk and pound on your room door.

Sally: I’m trying to be decent. For the baby’s sake.

Nick: I understand.

Nki: Do you think someone we know bought up tucker’s debt?

Victor: Michael baldwin is looking into it.

Nikki: Ah. Does he have a list of prime suspects?

Victor: I’m expecting one soon. Victoria thought it might be devon.

Nikki: Interesting. He certainly has the money.

Victor: He does, but I don’t think it is devon. He has had problems with his father. He doesn’t like his father. He doesn’t want anything to do with tucker’s business, I’m sure.

Nikki: Oh. It could be the consortium out of ontario. Or schumacher and his gang in germany. It could be an asian conglomerate.

Victor: Could be. But there’s one variation we have not thought of.

Nikki: What’s that?

Victor: Maybe someone wants to buy tucker’s debt to protect him.

Nikki: Who on earth would want to do that?

Victor: I have no clue. I can’t think of a person.

Nikki: Actually, I can.

Sally: Another drink? Is that really a good idea?

Adam: It’s just soda and lime. If we’re gonna talk, I wanted to have a clear head. Or somewhat of a clear head. But, please, sit down.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I’m sure your head has been spinning ever since I gave you the news.

Adam: I mean, I’M… yeah, I’m — I’m still in shock. You know, it’s — it’s a lot to process.

Sally: For all of us.

Adam: Uh, I really needed someone to talk to, so I spoke to chelsea. I hope you don’t mind.

Sally: I get it. This baby is gonna affect her and connor’s lives, too. I mean, we’re all gonna be a part of the same big extended family.

Adam: You’re right. That’s what I was talking to chelsea about is having a family with you.

Sally: I’m sure she was thrilled about that.

Adam: She can be thoughtful and understanding.

Sally: Well, that’s not my experience.

Adam: Well, regardless, she and connor are gonna have to adapt.

Sally: Yeah, I’m not worried so much about them. It’s you. Can you adapt?

Adam: Look, that’s — it’s why I wanted to talk to you. Okay?

[ Clears throat ] You don’t have to worry about me. I’m on board. I’m excited to bring this new life into the world with you. A little girl or boy. I can’t wait for it. You are going to be an incredible mother.

Sally: Well, thank you for saying that.

Adam: And I heard you, by the way. I — I know that this baby changes nothing between us. And I didn’t want to believe that, but chelsea set me on the right path. She told me that I need to get a grip on the reality of the situation, or I would, um, regret it. I know what a mess it would be if I tried to use this to get close to you again. I would just push you away.

Sally: It’s very true.

Adam: Yeah. And if I pushed you away, I would lose my chance to be the best possible father to our baby. And that is what I want to be. Very much. Okay everyone, our mission is complete balanced nutrition. I got this mountain bike for only $11. Dealdash.Com the fair and honest bidding site. This kitchenaid mixer sold for less than $26. This I-pad sold for less than $43. And this playstation 5 sold for less than a dollar. I won these bluetooth headphones for $20. I got these three suitcases for less than $40. And shipping is always free. Go to dealdash.Com right now and see how much you can save. I used to pre-rinse dishes cause my old detergent

Sally: Well, this is a good start. But I have to wonder…

Adam: What?

Sally: I mean, why did you feel the need to run over here and bang on my door? Just didn’t seem that urgent to me.

Adam: I don’t know. Maybe not.

Sally: Did you want to just interrupt me and nick and ruin our evening?

Adam: No, not really. That was just a bonus.

Sally: [ Scoffs ]

Adam: I… I assume that you would be concerned about how I was going to react, so I wanted to address it head on and quickly… so you could rest easy. I mean, you seem relieved now.

Sally: I am. And I appreciate that.

Adam: And it’s also because I wanted to say these things out loud so I could hold myself accountable. It’s like I’m making a vow. I mean, we have a long road ahead of us, so it’s good to set the ground rules early, right?

Sally: Wow. This is the most mature I’ve ever seen you act.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] What, like — like an actual grown-up?

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Well, I mean, I wouldn’t get that carried away.

Adam: Come on.

[ Both laugh ]

Tucker: I feel like I owe you my deepest thanks.

Ashley: Why? Because I’ve put you in a position where you have to acquiesce to my demands?

Tucker: No, no, no. I’m not thrilled about that part, but… your heart’s in the right place. And you’re looking out for me and devon.

Ashley: Yeah. So it seems that you flip-flopped, now you think that my intentions are pure?

Tucker: When it comes to my selling my business, yeah.

Ashley: Oh.

Tucker: Yeah. No, I’m — I’m genuinely moved by this gesture.

[ Chuckles ] You know…

[ Chuckles ] …You buying my debt and forcing my hand like this might be the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for me. How pathetic is that? But it seems like you’ve got my well-being as a priority here. That’s not something that I’ve had in my life very often, so… and you can — you can see that I’m trying to be a good father, and I don’t really know how. You’re trying to help me become one, and I’m — I’m grateful for it.

Ashley: It’s very nice that you’ve had this epiphany. It’s not enough. I mean, it was my idea, and I made the first move, but you have to take it from here or the entire thing is completely meaningless.

Tucker: No, I understand that, but, you know, devon has made it clear that he does not want to hear from me, so… he — he has put up a serious wall between us right where he wants it. This whole maneuver might be for naught.

Ashley: Well, maybe I haven’t made myself clear. Failure is not an option.

Victor: So, you have an idea who might want to protect tucker mccall?

Nikki: I do.

Victor: Who?

Nikki: Ashley.

Victor: Ashley? She hates the guy.

Nikki: Now hear me out. They have gotten close since he came back to town.

Victor: I wasn’t aware of that.

Nikki: Granted, she claims that she spent time with him trying to gather information, wanting to know what diane was up to, wanting to know what tucker had planned for jabot. But she got closer to him than she needed to.

Victor: Oh, my god. I-I just don’t buy it. I heard that once she found out what he was up to, she hopped on the next plane back to paris.

Nikki: And then she came right back just as quickly. Now, he could have made all sorts of appeals to get her to come back. I know she has seen him since. And who knows? Maybe the old feelings have returned. She loved him once.

Victor: Ashley is too smart to fall for that B.S.

Nikki: Darling, it has nothing to do with intelligence. When you love someone, you are more apt to overlook their misdeeds.

Victor: She could be behind all this? I just find that so hard to believe.

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Sally: What’s going on?

Nick: I got a call from christian’s nanny. I guess he had a nightmare.

Sally: Oh, no.

Nick: Yeah, he’s pretty shaken up.

Sally: He needs his dad.

Nick: Yeah. How’s it going over there? Is he behaving?

Sally: Oh, he is being reasonable and civil.

Nick: All right. Well, if he sticks to that, then everything’s gonna be okay.

Sally: Well, that’s what i want to believe.

Nick: Good night.

Sally: Good night. Take care of christian.

Nick: Yep.

Sally: Uh, he… had to get out of here. And, actually, I should get some rest. It’s been a really big day.

Adam: Yeah. I’m sure. Well, get upstairs and, uh… go hop in bed. And do not answer the door if some drunk lunatic comes knocking.

Sally: It’s good advice.

Adam: I’ll be in touch.

Sally: You know… I’m really glad we talked. But I hope you’re as committed to your vow in the morning as you are tonight.

Adam: Nothing is going to change in the cold light of day. But as long as we’re being honest with each other, I have to say this. You know, now with the baby on the way, it’s going to be hard at times to… not think about what might have been. But that’s my problem, not yours.

Sally: And you felt that you

had to say that?

Adam: Look, it’s not gonna be a problem for us. I just — I want you to have the happiness that you deserve. Now more than ever.

Sally: Thank you.

Devon: Hey, do you think dominic’s getting a little squished in that crib?

Abby: I don’t know. Do you think we should get him a big-boy bed?

Devon: I was thinking about it. Might fall out of it, though, huh?

Abby: I mean, they have those rails that you can put on the side, but…

Devon: That’s true.

Abby: I don’t know. He just seems kind of young.

Devon: Lily would know. I should ask her. Or…

Abby: You know what? I could ask victoria. I’m sure she has the perfect date to do that.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Devon: Yeah? What, she got it written down on a chart somewhere?

Abby: Oh, you know her. She’s hyper organized.

Devon: Hello?

Tucker: Hi. Hi. Uh, glad I caught you.

Devon: Yeah, you sure did catch me. I didn’t look at the phone before I picked it up.

Tucker: Lucky me. Um, how are you?

Devon: Busy.

Tucker: Okay. I won’t take much of your time. Just wondering if maybe you and I could meet sometime soon.

Devon: No, there’s really nothing you can say that I want to hear.

Tucker: I totally understand your reluctance. But I think that if… I think that you’d be interested, uh… once you hear what I have to — to share with you. So if you could just find a little time — hello? Hung up.

Devon: I don’t know why tucker would think that I’d want him back in my life after what he tried to do.

Abby: You’re not just a little bit curious what he has to say?

Devon: What he has to say? No, I’m not. It’s just gonna be more garbage.

Abby: Okay. But maybe he’s being sincere. I mean, maybe he wants to patch things up with you.

Abby: That conversation you had with your mom really changed your mind about him, didn’t it?

Abby: I don’t know. Maybe. Look, I have my issues with tucker — everybody does — but… he’s your father, and you’re estranged from everyone else in your family. Maybe that’s why he’s reaching out.

Well, he’s not gonna change, though.

Abby: Well, my mom’s hopeful that he could. I don’t know. Maybe it’s her influence on him. Or… maybe he just feels like he’s given you enough time and enough space that he can reach out to you again.

Devon: So you think I should give him another chance?

Abby: Start small.

[ Chuckles ] Just listen to him. That can’t hurt, could it?

Nikki: Wouldn’t it be poetic justice if ashley took tucker’s company from him?

Victor: Huh. I would love to see that bastard get what’s coming to him.

[ Cellphone rings ] Yes? Okay, send him in. Adam is here.

Nikki: Oh. Were you expecting him?

Victor: No, I wasn’T.

Nikki: Well, I’m sure he wants to speak to you privately, so, uh, I’ll see you upstairs.

Victor: Sure, sweetheart. Hey, son.

Adam: Hi. Uh, I hope I’m not intruding. I know it’s a little late.

Nikki: Yes, it is. You must have something urgent on your mind, so, uh, I’ll leave you to it.

Victor: Thank you, my darling. Want a drink?

Adam: Uh, no. I’m not gonna be here long.

Victor: What brings you by at this hour?

Adam: I would like to know what you have up your sleeve.

Victor: What do you mean, what I have up my sleeve?

Adam: This mysterious offer that you were talking about. You know, since we last spoke, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I want for my future. And if you’re telling me the truth, that you have a huge opportunity and you’re not just stringing me along, I would like to hear your plan right now. Ma ma ma ma

[Clears throut]

Victor: I need a little bit more time before I tell you the details of my plan.

Adam: And why is that?

Victor: Because things aren’t all in place yet.

Adam: Oh. Okay. So if it falls through, we both can just shrug and say, “hey, it would’ve been nice”?

Victor: Spare me your sarcasm, all right? Things will work out.

Adam: Are you telling me to be positive and to be optimistic?

Victor: I’m telling you to be positive?

Adam: Dad, that’s not really my thing. But I would like to know what you think could be comparable to running newman. Because this unwillingness to share any information with me is not exactly building the trust that you claim you want us to have.

Victor: I’m about to acquire mccall unlimited.

Adam: Wait a minute. You think you could take tucker’s company?

Victor: Once we’ve acquired mccall unlimited… it’ll be an entity standing on its own. Not be folded into newman. It’ll be a vast and powerful company. And I want you to run it.

Devon: I don’t know. I just wish I had your optimism.

Abby: Well, you can have some of mine. I have plenty to spare.

Devon: I know you do.

Abby: Look, I’m not saying that you have to meet with him face to face, and you don’T. I’m just saying have a conversation with him, hear him out.

Devon: Eh… I just feel like I’ve been down that road before, and he’s done nothing but lie. He lies and lies and lies, and I don’t want to put myself through that again.

Abby: Well, if you feel like he’s scamming you, then just shut it down.

Devon: That’s easy to say. Because, I mean, part of me would love if he was somebody that I could trust and I could go to for advice. You know? I need help sometimes. I need…

Abby: You need a father.

Devon: Well, the problem is, is he knows that, and he uses it to try and get close to me. And I just have too much going on right now to worry about what he’s got going on or what he’s up to.

Abby: I am just so sorry.

Devon: No, it’s okay. Don’t be sorry. Don’t be sorry. This is my real father. And he knew what to do.

Abby: He would.

Devon: Yeah, I know.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Devon: But listen to me. I appreciate everything that you’re doing, everything that you’re saying. Okay? Just talking to you makes me feel better.

Abby: Oh, really?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Abby: You don’t seem like you feel better.

Devon: I — I do. I promise you, I do. Just being close to you makes me feel better. Always has.

Abby: There’s no place I’d rather be.

Devon: Oh?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: I don’t know why i would’ve expected anything different. He just doesn’t want to hear from me. It’s gonna be a challenge just to get him to have a conversation with me, let alone make a deal.

Ashley: You love a challenge. The higher the stakes, the better. And this risk has the ultimate reward — a real relationship with your child. I need you to get busy, or I’m gonna be really angry that I’ve wasted my time on you.

Tucker: That your idea of a pep talk, or is that a threat?

Ashley: Whatever it takes to get you to do this. Make it happen.

Tucker: Okay. I appreciate the effort. What happens beyond this?

Ashley: What do you mean?

Tucker: Mm. Well, let’s say I’m successful and devon wants to take over my company. What then? Is this solely about my redemption, or is this about us, too?

Ashley: Well, um… if you make it happen, and that’s a pretty big if… I guess that would go a long way in making me believe that you actually… I mean, really, truly want to change and be a better man. But first things first. Type 2 diabetes?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Tablet ringing ] Hey. Is everything okay with christian?

Nick: Oh, he’s fine. He just needed some reassurance. He’s already back to sleep.

Sally: Dad to the rescue.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. So, how’d you leave things with adam?

Sally: I got out of there as soon as you left. But we parted on good terms, I think.

Nick: That’s good. You know, this doesn’t have to be the end of our evening. You could always come out to my place and stay the night.

Sally: Tempting, but I am exhausted. I think I’m just gonna stay here. But I’ll see you in the morning.

Nick: Excellent.

Sally: Hey, why did you video chat me instead of calling?

Nick: I just wanted to see you smile one more time.

[ Both laugh ]

Sally: Good night, nick.

Nick: Good night.

Adam: Running mccall. That’s A… that’s a big job.

Victor: It’s a hell of a big job.

Adam: So, what, um… what are you planning to do to steal tucker’s company away from him?

Victor: I’m not ready to talk about it.

Adam: Why? You gonna make me the fall guy? You gonna install me at the top of the company, he comes after me, he leaves you alone?

Victor: Son, please stop your paranoia, okay? Not at all.

Adam: Well, then, what is the holdup?

Victor: I’ve run into a roadblock. I’m about to find out who’s causing it. Once I’ve found out… I’m going to make my next move. “Coffee tomorrow morning? I’ll give you 30 minutes.”

[ Cellphone chimes ] “Coffee tomorrow morning. I’ll give you 30 minutes.”

Tucker: Looks like devon changed his mind.

Ashley: Really? He’s gonna talk to you?

Tucker: Yeah, he’s giving me 30 minutes tomorrow morning.

Ashley: Mm.

Tucker: Thank you.

Ashley: I didn’t do much.

Tucker: May have been enough.

Ashley: I’m thrilled for you. But, tucker… don’t screw it up. Well, this could be your last chance with devon.

Tucker: No, you’re right. It’S… there’s way too much on the line for me to fail now.

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Tucker: Mm. Step into my parlor.

Audra: [ Chuckles ] Said the spider to the fly. I come bearing news.

Tucker: I’m dying to hear.

Audra: You’re not gonna offer me a drink?

Tucker: Depends on the news.

Audra: Victoria just learned someone else bought your debt.

Tucker: Mm. Beat her to the punch, huh?

Audra: So, where’s that drink you mentioned?

Tucker: For old news? Victoria’s the one who told me. You’re gonna have to work harder than that if you want a reward.

Audra: Mm. Well, aren’t you curious to know who owns your debt now?

Tucker: Not really.

Audra: You know, either someone is doing you an enormous favor by bailing you out or someone wants to control you. An angel or an enemy. Any idea who’s behind this move?

Ashley: Hi.

Abby: Hi.

Ashley: Oh. You look a little tired.

Abby: Thank you for noticing.

Ashley: Well, you do. Is it dom?

Abby: No, it isn’T. It’s devon, actually. He’s ready to go into battle with lily and jill.

Ashley: Over what?

Abby: Well, he wants to undo the merger and buy back hamilton-winters. And he doesn’t want the company to go public, and they do.

Ashley: And they won’t sell it to him?

Abby: No, because they’re afraid that if he takes his company out of the merger, it’s gonna devalue both hamilton-winters and chancellor.

Ashley: Ah. So, what’s his plan?

Abby: He’s gonna sue them. He’s gonna try to force their hand, and it’s gonna be this big uphill battle. And even devon has admitted that he could lose.

Ashley: So, are you concerned about devon because he’s your good friend and the father of your child, or is there more going on between the two of you than that mistake you made?

Nate: We’re looking at a new landscape. We need to come up with a new plan.

Victoria: Alright. Well, someone else owns tucker’s debt, but he’s still in control of his company.

Nate: At least for now.

Victoria: You have an idea.

Nate: Maybe we need to give up on the idea of leveraging tucker to sell low. It all comes down to risk versus reward. The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. The object of your desire is out of reach. The question is, how bad do you want it? How far are you willing to go to get it?

Devon: No, christine, let me tell you something about my sister. She’s not gonna get talked out of anything at this point. So there’s really no chance that this is gonna get resolved outside of the courtroom. So, if jill and lily want to go to war, then that’s exactly what we’re gonna give them.

Daniel: So, are we back to not talking about things? Because I know that’s what you said you wanted, but then you started venting, which admittedly has me a little confused. Is venting considered talking? Am I supposed to respond? Do I just pretend like nothing happened? Because I’m good either way.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Oh, god. We were talking. You know…

Daniel: [ Exhales sharply ] Right, just talking without the words. Yeah. Got it.

[ Chuckles ]

Lily: I don’t know. I like that we can be here in silence, you know, that we’re that comfortable with each other.

Daniel: Yeah. It’s nice.

Lily: It’s been a while since I felt that way with anyone.

Daniel: What way?

Lily: I don’t know. Connected?

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Lily: [ Exhales sharply ] Um, did we almost just…

Daniel: Y-yeah. Yup.

Lily: [ Laughing ] Oh, my god.

Daniel: Right?

Lily: What are we thinking?

Daniel: Uh…that we’re both miserable and looking for some relief?

Lily: Yeah. I’m — I’m really sorry.

Daniel: No, no, no, no. You don’t apologize. I was right there with you.

Lily: No, honestly, if I do anything like that again, just slap me.

Daniel: Never. We will never get close enough to ever try that again. I promise.

Lily: Okay. Good.

Daniel: From this moment forward, you have those little orange cones all around you and I’m wrapped up all in that yellow “crime scene”…

Lily: Yep, yep.

Daniel: …That “do not cross” tap.

Lily: Yep. Off limits. I like it.

[ Chuckles ]

Daniel: [ Exhaling sharply ] You know, we should probably just put it all out there, you know, for ourselves and for each other to remind us that we should avoid each other at all costs.

[ Both laugh ]

Lily: Okay. Yeah, that sounds really fun. Um, why don’t you start? What? What? It’s your idea. I don’t know what to do. Give me a demonstration or something.

Daniel: Oh, okay. So, that’s how we’re gonna do it.

Lily: Yes. [ Laughs ]

Daniel: Fine. Sure. Fine. Um… [ Clears throat ] Hi. I’m daniel. And I’m the victim of a recent heartbreak.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Hi, daniel.

Daniel: [ Laughs ] Yeah, um, let’s see. It’s only been a couple of days since the woman who was supposed to go through the rest of my life with me told me that she’s in love with another man. My — my daughter — I don’t know when I’m gonna see her again — or if. “If.” Yeah. Oh, and the cherry on top of this disaster sunday — my mother can’t stop inserting herself into my life.

Lily: Oh, god.

Daniel: And what grown man doesn’t want that?

Lily: I know. I know.

Daniel: Yeah. Your turn.

Lily: [ Chuckling ] Oh. Oh, god. Okay. Um… hi. I’m lily.

Daniel: Hi, lily.

Lily: Hi. My life is in shambles. Uh, let’s see. I am dealing with the heartbreak of breaking up with my boyfriend, who was also my coo.

Daniel: Mm.

Lily: So, yeah. And, um, I am entering a lawsuit, not with a company, but with my brother.

Daniel: Wow.

Lily: Yep. Right?

Daniel: Wow.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Oh, god.

Daniel: [ Sighs ] You know, I am sorry that billy let you down and that you have to go through all this crap with devon.

Lily: Thank you.

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

Lily: And I think that heather is crazy for moving on without letting you show her how much you’ve changed.

Daniel: Mm. Well…

[ Chuckles ] Look at us, huh? Just a pathetic pair of brokenhearted fools.

Lily: Yep. Yep.

Daniel: What happened? We weren’t always like this.

Lily: I know. We thought that life and love was this fountain of happiness.

Daniel: When did we get so jaded?

Lily: What do you mean? ‘Cause we learn that it’s not, that love sucks. It’s awful.

Daniel: Love does. Love sucks. It sucks. Who needs it?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

Abby: Look, I don’t know if i would still call what happened between devon and me a mistake. Look, there were some deep cracks in my relationship with chance. When he came back from spain, nothing was the same, and that is something that chance and i have talked about openly and honestly. I think that we were heading towards the end and what happened with devon just accelerated that.

Ashley: I know all this. And you know that I like devon. And the two of you have been friends for a very long time. I’m happy you have each other.

Abby: Mom —

Ashley: Well, and you have a child together.

Abby: Yes, we do, but we’re not rushing into anything, if that’s what you’re asking.

Ashley: Mm, mm.

Abby: Devon and I — we are very devoted to dominic. We are there for each other. We care about each other. And that is the most important thing right now, especially with everything he’s going through.

Ashley: Yeah, well, family and business can be a very volatile combination. Or so I’ve been told.

Abby: The thing is, is that, I mean, no one really wins. I mean, what’s going on — it could permanently have a negative effect on lily and devon’s relationship, and he’s already lost so many people.

Ashley: I wish I could help. I mean, I would, but I don’t know anything about problems with a sibling.

Abby: Are things still bad between you and uncle jack?

Ashley: So bad.

Abby: Mm.

Ashley: We are smack dab in the middle of a major disconnect.

Abby: I assume that has to do with diane, but I have heard some rumblings about tucker. So, I have to ask. What’s going on between the two of you?

Ashley: [ Sighs ]

Tucker: Yeah, that’s the question, isn’t it? Who would want to buy my debt, knowing they would not have outright control of my company? Seems to me the only thing they would stand to gain is the means to complicate my life, make demands.

[ Sighs ] Never ceases to fascinate me, what motivates people to do the things they do.

Audra: You know, as much as i love to ruminate on how fascinating the human psyche can be, we have more practical matters to consider.

Tucker: Do we?

Audra: You were willing to sell mccall to newman enterprises, which I find out of character. I imagine this throws a wrench in those plans?

Tucker: Oh, audra. Such a disappointment.

Audra: What is?

Tucker: You. This performance. You’re slipping. I’m still moving toward what’s next.

Devon: What gets me is this whole thing could be resolved if lily would just side with her family and have her own opinions instead of just going along with jill’s, but she doesn’t know how to do that. So, I mean, at this point, it’s her choice. Well, I appreciate that. And I thank you again for taking this whole thing on. Alright, we’ll talk soon.

Daniel: What do you want? It’s on me.

Lily: Oh, um, I don’t know. Do you have something for a broken heart?

Daniel: Uh… hot chocolate.

Lily: Oh, hot chocolate. That works.

Daniel: Two hot chocolates, please.

Lily: So, talk to me about omega sphere. What are you thinking? ‘Cause I remember you saying that, you know, you wanted to think things through after what happened with heather.

Daniel: Yeah. Well, you know, I was using the project as my escape hatch. I know it makes sense to move forward with the platform, but…

Lily: But your heart’s not in it anymore.

Daniel: If I’m not passionate about it, does it even make sense to continue?

Victoria: My father wants to buy mccall and install adam as top dog as a way to try to lure him back into the fold.

Nate: Will it work?

Victoria: Who knows if my brother will go along with it or not. There’s no guarantee. But I think that the move is a monumental waste because I have my own plans for the company.

Nate: This sounds intriguing.

Victoria: I intend to dismantle mccall and fill in the gaps and move the pieces where they will benefit us the most. And when I do get my hands on the company, I have something very special in mind for you.

Nate: For me? Well, the anticipation is killing me.

Victoria: Well, I have this fantasy.

Nate: Go on.

Victoria: Mccall’s entertainment division will become a part of newman media. You should take a look at their list of titles. It’ll blow your mind.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I can definitely picture the possibilities.

Victoria: I knew you would. Creative mind like yours. This is gonna be good for both of us.

Nate: So, we agree. The reward is worth the risk.

Victoria: Oh, absolutely. Yes. The financing is in place. We’re ready to make our move. There’s nothing holding us back.

[ Breathes deeply ] This is one of those rare opportunities when everything is just lined up perfectly. I think we’d — we’d be crazy not to take the chance.

Nate: You’d regret it.

Victoria: I know what the public’s gonna to say. I know they’re gonna say that I’m greedy, and that I — I’m never satisfied and that newman never met a company that it didn’t consume.

Nate: And what will you say?

Victoria: There’s nothing wrong with wanting more and taking it when it’s offered.

Tucker came to me to sell. So, whatever pushed him to make this decision was a very powerful motivator. That’s maybe something that we could use to our advantage. The key is, how do we best do that?

Nate: Hopefully our source will find out that information.

Tucker: You’ve lost your elegance when it comes to subterfuge.

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

Tucker: You have intermittent flashes of brilliance, of course, but you still lack a certain, uh, je ne sais quoi. Were you just counting on me being so gobsmacked by your beauty that I would tell you everything you want to know?

Audra: [ Sighs ] Look, I came here to pass along information, like we’d agreed.

Tucker: Please don’t — audra. Don’t insult my intelligence. It’s obvious you’re here to squeeze information out of me. I know how capable you are, including playing both sides. No, don’t bother to deny it. The real question is, now that i know why you’re here and that you’re not really on my side, how do I handle the situation?

Audra: Just… she found it.

Audra: Look, I have no idea what you’re getting at.

Tucker: Audra, please. I helped you perfect this doe-eyed innocent act of yours.

Audra: Alright. Let’s say you’re not entirely wrong. Can’t two things be true at once?

Tucker: So, you admit that you’re here collecting intel on the state of play at my company?

Audra: I’m not entirely denying it. But that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped being a major asset, your secret weapon.

Tucker: You’re a weapon that cuts both ways, aren’t you?

Audra: You know how good I am at multitasking. Think of me as your special friendly conduit. I can both bring and receive information because, ultimately, I am in it for myself, which you’ve always found refreshing.

Tucker: Well, I’m finding my refreshment elsewhere these days, including something very fine and rare.

Audra: [ Chuckles ]

Tucker: And much more profound.

Audra: Oh. How adorable. Tucker mccall is actually in love.

Ashley: I wish I could give you a simple explanation about my relationship with tucker, but it’s as complicated as he is. I mean, you know I didn’t believe him when he came back to town. He said that he changed and he wanted to try again.

Abby: Yes, I know. I know you didn’t buy that.

Ashley: Right, but I thought I’d spend time with him and find out what he’s really after. And then the more time I spent with him, I thought, “well, maybe he has changed.” And then I found out that he came back because he was coming after jabot and chancellor-winters.

Abby: Even though he swore up and down that he came back to try to make things right with you and reconnect with devon.

Ashley: But like I said, it’s complicated because I do believe that he wanted us united. He wanted powerhouses, you know, coming together with their businesses and their families. And devon did tell me that tucker told him the same thing.

Ashley: Okay. Well, see? There’s evidence then that at least that part of his plan was genuine.

Abby: Yeah, but you’re not gonna take his word on that, are you?

Ashley: Hell no.

Lily: You know, I think you need to remember why you’re doing this in the first place. Remember how this all started. This all came from you playing a simple video game with your daughter. Thank you.

Daniel: Thank you. Yeah, I mean, that was something special that we shared.

Lily: Yeah. And it was about more than racking up points. It helped you imagine something advanced and creative. And you are so close to making this dream a reality. This is about making something beautiful from the pieces that have been left behind. So do it for yourself. Do it for lucy. Do it for all of the people who can share in that feeling when they log in to your world.

Chelsea: Oh. Just the people I was looking for.

Daniel: Hey.

Chelsea: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Chelsea: Hi, lily. Do you mind if I interrupt?

Lily: Uh, no. Sure.

Chelsea: I’ve been reading about your recent project, how you want to put a positive spin on gaming, change people’s lives for the better.

Daniel: Does connor play much?

Chelsea: Oh, only every chance he gets.

[ Laughs ] And I play with him, too, a little bit here and there, just to, you know, get a lay of the land, make sure it’s age-appropriate.

Daniel: You’ve got to.

Chelsea: I was thinking. Um, gaming can change how people think about the world, how they think about themselves. It gives them ideas.

Daniel: Ideally, yeah. I mean, that’s what I’m trying to accomplish.

Chelsea: Well, what if your platform could help people who are struggling emotionally? I’ve got an idea, and, um, i thought maybe I could share my story and pick your brain. Unless, of course, this is a bad time.

Daniel: Actually, your timing couldn’t be better.

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Abby: You say you don’t believe a word that tucker says and then he starts talking about family first and you think he’s being sincere?

Ashley: Okay, look… tucker’s methods often belie his original good intentions. You know, he doesn’t seem to be able to do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons. It’s definitely a character flaw.

Abby: Mm. Yes, that and the fact that he’s a habitual liar.

Ashley: True.

Abby: Mom, why do I get the feeling that you’re about to give him another chance?

Ashley: I did a thing. And I’m hoping, gosh, maybe it’ll force him to do the right thing. The ball’s gonna be in his court.

Abby: Force him to do what?

Ashley: I can’t say anything. But if it works out the way I’m hoping it will, it’ll be good for everybody involved.

Abby: And if it doesn’t?

Ashley: I’m choosing to remain optimistic.

Abby: Ah.

Ashley: I love you.

Abby: I love you.

Ashley: Bye.

Tucker: Audra. You jealous?

Audra: Hardly. You may be in love or whatever, but you’re less of a catch now that you are deeply in debt. Tucker mccall, international man of mystery and intrigue, now at the mercy of whoever is pulling his purse strings.

Tucker: Everything that lives is in a constant state of change.

Audra: What will you become, now that someone else controls you and everything you had is gone?

Tucker: My legend will live on.

Audra: Don’t count on it. The public has a short memory.

Tucker: You should probably go. Audra, remember — I may have taught you most of what you know, but not everything I know.

Audra: Keep thinking that if it makes you feel any better.

[ Door slams ]

Abby: Wine for everyone.

Devon: Thank you very much. I stopped by earlier to see if you were here, and you weren’T. Ended up running into nate and lily instead.

Abby: Ohh, I’m afraid to ask.

Devon: Yeah, it wasn’t great. Nate was trying to play mediator between me and lily, as if he has a say in our lives at all.

Abby: Did things get any better with lily?

Devon: No. No, they did not. She’s making this whole thing personal for whatever reason. I don’t know. And she’s determined to take me to war.

Abby: I hate that it has come to this point, and I am so sorry that you have to go through all of this.

Devon: That’s okay. I hate that the blame for all this conflict falls on me when lily and jill could end it just by selling me my company back.

Abby: Yes, but you know they won’t do that.

Devon: I know they won’t do that, just like they won’t change their minds about the ipo deal, even though they’ve experienced firsthand how risky it is. We had our damn cousin try and sell us out to a newman, and then tucker puts a spy in the company to try and take us over.

Abby: Okay, so, um, I think that it could be a mistake to compare tucker’s motivation for taking over the company to victoria’S.

Devon: What are you talking about?

Abby: Believe me, I am very skeptical when it comes to tucker. But I think it may be possible that his plan wasn’t entirely driven by greed.

Victoria: We need to make this a very easy decision for tucker, give him a high-ball number, an amount so enticing that he won’t be able to reject it. We’ll show him that we have the funding in place.

Nate: Offering him enough money will mean he can buy back his own debt. So he’s not beholden to anyone.

Victoria: Unless whoever bought it has an ulterior motive and is not inclined to sell the debt.

Nate: Any idea on who this might be?

Victoria: No. My father has michael looking into it, but it’s very unsettling not knowing.

Nate: I didn’t realize you had so little patience.

Victoria: I do, when necessary. Right now I need as much information as possible so that I can make my move because information is power and power — power is control.

Nate: And you like having control?

Victoria: It’s every bit as important to me as money, if not more so. This isn’t charmin!

Chelsea: I, um… I went through a really dark time recently. I didn’t know if I was ever gonna see the light again. Um…it’s — it’s been a treacherous journey.

Daniel: I’m sorry to hear that.

Chelsea: I hurt someone. But he forgave me when i couldn’t forgive myself. He, uh, believed in me when i didn’t have faith. He made me feel like I was a good person. And then he died. And the world became a colder, much darker place. Uh, but I-I had to be strong and I picked myself up and I tried to move forward. And, um — and I actually joined a friend’s podcast, and it was a lifesaver. It was really fun. But we also talked about serious stuff, too, you know? It — it gave me purpose. And then that suddenly ended, too.

Daniel: But you kept rolling with the punches.

Chelsea: I tried to. And at the end of the day, it was just a job, right? I mean, it happens. It — um… but then there was johnny. I gave him up for adoption at birth. But then recently I thought it was time that he know the truth that I’m his biological mother. I didn’t want him, you know, hearing from a stranger or finding out on the internet. Um, I wanted him know I loved him and, uh, I wanted him to be a part of my life. But he rejected me. And then he resented me for turning his life upside down. And then my son connor felt like I was abandoning him.

Daniel: That must have been difficult.

Chelsea: Yeah, it was. But, you know, they’re kids. They dealt with the news the best they could. Then people started telling me that I needed help, and i accused them of ganging up on me. It felt like everywhere I turned I was failing and doors were closing. But the truth of the matter is, I was the one closing the doors. I was becoming very closed off. I was in a lot of pain, and i just wanted it to be over. And I felt like the world would be a better place without me in it. Then one night, um, I found myself on a ledge at the top of a building alone. But someone followed me there and he, um — he talked me down and he got me help.

Daniel: Thank god for him.

Chelsea: Yeah, I do. I do every day. I was — I was very, very lucky. But the thing is, not everybody is as lucky as I was [Clears throat] Which is why I wanted to talk to you.

Daniel: What about?

Chelsea: Using your platform to help people that feel like every door is closing, help people that feel like there is no other way out. I mean, millions of people have stories like mine. Millions of people feel unwanted or broken, but they’re not. They’re just too scared to ask for help.

Daniel: So, you want to channel your experience into something positive that can help other people.

Chelsea: Who better to help people, right, than somebody who’s been through it?

Lily: Yeah, I mean, this is a really big idea. But, um, I just want to make sure. Are you ready to take something like this on?

Devon: So, where is this new insight about tucker coming from?

Abby: Mm. Well, I had a very, um, interesting and surprising conversation with my mother.

Devon: About him?

Abby: Well, it didn’t start off that way, but the conversation took an unexpected turn.

Devon: Okay.

Abby: Look, I preface this by saying that I think my mom is one of the smartest, savviest women that I know, and she is not easily fooled, especially by someone who has hurt her in the past.

Devon: Yeah, I know how smart your mom is, but where are you going with this?

Abby: Remember when tucker told you that he wanted to get you and him and my mom together?

Devon: I do. Yeah. He said he wanted us to all run a company together with your mom as his wife.

Abby: Right, which is why he wanted to buy chancellor-winters and jabot.

Devon: Yeah. But he made that decision on his own, without telling anybody, and then started making moves in secret and expected us to be excited when we found out.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Look, my mom also did mention that sometimes his methods are obscure and get in the way of his good intentions.

Devon: I’d say so. Thank you very much. Um… [ Scoffs ] If this is how the conversation ended, I’m afraid to hear how it started.

Abby: Well, it actually started because I was telling my mom that I’m worried about you. Look, I hope you don’t mind, but I shared with her everything that’s going on between you and lily.

Devon: No, I don’t mind at all, of course not. It’s your mother. And I vent to you all the time. So I get that you need to do it, too. That’s what happens when you’re with someone.

[ Knock on door ]

Tucker: What a welcome surprise.

Ashley: Hey. Everything okay?

Tucker: Couldn’t be better now that you’re here. Actually, it could be better, but I won’t push it.

[ Chuckles ] You’re the — you’re the perfect palate cleanser to my previous conversation.

Ashley: Oh, yeah? Who is that with?

Tucker: Eh, it’s inconsequential. You and I have much more important matters to discuss.

Ashley: Oh. Talk to me.

Tucker: Victoria’s been blowing up my phone all night.

Ashley: Mm, sounds like they’re anxious to make a deal.

Tucker: Yeah, so I thought you and I should talk so I can know what your master plan is.

[ Knock on door ]

Victoria: Come in.

Audra: Hello.

Victoria: Hey. Uh…

Nate: Audra.

Audra: Did I interrupt something?

Nate: Uh, matter of fact, we were just talking about you.

[ Clears throat ]

Audra: Oh. Must have been quite the exciting conversation.

Nate: Yeah. We know you were, uh, going to talk to tucker. Uh, we were just discussing whether you were able to get any useful information.

Audra: I just might have.

Chelsea: My therapist knows how much I want to help other people. She understands I’m trying to help people feel less alone.

Lily: Yeah. Okay. Well, have you told her about this idea that you’re gonna share with us?

Chelsea: Yeah. I mean, she knows I’m in a stronger place and she supports it.

Daniel: Alright. Let’s hear it.

Chelsea: Okay. Uh, well, this is off the cuff, so bear with me. Um… okay, so, gaming consists of different levels, obviously, right? Each one more difficult and complex than the one before. So, our player — she starts at the top, but she hasn’t been given the proper equipment she needs to survive what the world is throwing at her. So she has to go through, um, a series of challenges to get down to solid ground. The challenges are difficult, but they make her stronger and more resilient than ever. And along the way, she’s given tools to help her because it is a video game. So, she overcomes these obstacles and goes through these mazes, and eventually she learns some coping mechanisms, like, um, how to regulate her breathing. So, her mind is engaged in saving her own life. And then slowly, floor by floor, she makes her way down and she emerges more triumphant and stronger than ever through the front door. What do you think?

Daniel: [ Exhales sharply ] I mean, I can see the world that you want to create, and… I definitely see the potential.

Chelsea: You do? I mean, I know it needs a lot of work, but I could help with the initial concept because I have a background in design.

Daniel: And we’ve got people that can handle the mechanics. This is something I want to pursue.

Chelsea: You mean it?

Daniel: Yeah. Yeah. No, I got a million ideas going through my head right now. I mean, I’m thinking of all these different ways that you could go with it. This game could — could really expand the scope of the platform.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Daniel: What I meant by saying when you’re with someone, it’s like I meant when you’re close with somebody, you know?

Abby: “Close with,” as in…?

Devon: As in — as in a friend or as, you know, a family member or something more. Anything, really.

Abby: Look, I know what you meant. And we don’t need to find a word for what we are right now. I just want to be there for you and dominic. Hey. We’re gonna get through this. And once we do, we’ll figure out the rest.

Ashley: So, how are you doing, tucker? Are you going crazy not being in control?

Tucker: A little bit. Which I know you love.

Ashley: Mm. I want to know — are you truly ready to divest yourself from mccall unlimited?

Tucker: 100%. Yeah. That company represents my past, one that I am, uh — I’m ready to move away from. I just want start anew. For the right price, of course.

Ashley: What about for the right reason? Well, you said that you came back to genoa city because you wanted to reunite with devon.

Tucker: Yeah. I meant it.

Ashley: Prove it. Don’t sell to newman. Sell to your son.

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[ Door opens ]

Diane: [ Gasps ]

Jack: Hey. What’s wrong?

Jeremy: Detective. You on a coffee break or off the clock?

Chance: I heard you managed to get out somehow. You want to explain what you’re doing back in genoa city?

Jeremy: You’re not worried, are you? Because I’m not here to cause trouble for you or the gcpd. And I’m certainly not harboring any hard feelings about that false arrest. I don’t blame you for that.

Chance: Well, that’s real big of you, stark, given there was credible evidence.

Jeremy: Yeah. And you were just as much a victim of the setup as I was. You were duped by the planted evidence, and you were only taking orders from the chicago police department. Isn’t diane’s new protector, jack abbott, also your wife’s uncle? Families shouldn’t be playing so dirty, right? Oh, I’m sorry. Did I hit a sore spot? And abbott — well, he isn’t your family anymore, is he? And I heard through the rumor mill that ms. Newman is now your ex-wife.

[ Sighs ]

Heather: Okay, and you gathered a lot of gifts.

Lucy: I think have everything.

Heather: Do we need to buy a new suitcase?

Lucy: I don’t think so.

Heather: Lucky duck.

Lucy: I am, like, a really good packer.

Heather: Can you help me?

Lucy: Sure.

Heather: Can I outsource my packing?

Lucy: [ Giggles ]

Daniel: There’s my two favorite people.

Lucy: Hi, dad.

Daniel: Hey. I’m glad I got a chance to see you before you head back to lisbon. How was your visit with paul and christine?

Lucy: It was good.

Heather: Of course you would say that. They spoiled her rotten. But now vacation time has come to an end, and it is back to work and school for us girls.

Daniel: Hey, look, I totally understand. The two of you have full lives.

Heather: You have a pretty full life, too. You’re building something new and wonderful here in genoa city. That’s — that’s really something to be proud of.

Daniel: Thank you. I hope you know that, um, I wish nothing but happiness for you.

Heather: I appreciate that. And, truly, I want the same for you, too.

Nate: I am so glad we were able to catch this quick meal together before your late-night shift.

Elena: Yes. Take-out for dinner was a smart idea, and it was sweet of you to get all my favorites, even though you had to go to two different places to do it.

Nate: I wanted to do something special for you. You know, we need to grab these moments when we can. I’ve got to head back out soon myself.

Elena: Yeah? You going back to the office?

Nate: Yeah, but I want to make a stop first. I asked lily to meet me at society.

Elena: Lily? That’s surprising, considering all the tension between you two. What’s the topic?

Nate: Devon.

Elena: Devon? Well, devon lives right across the hall, so if you have something to discuss with him, why not walk over and knock instead of going to lily?

Nate: Because I sense a major showdown looming between her and devon.

[ Door opens ]

Devon: Hey, pretty lady.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: What are you doing back here?

Abby: Mwah! Well, dominic is with louise, so I thought maybe the two of us could go grab a bite to eat.

Devon: Oh, man. That sounds great, but I have way too much work to do. I got to get these documents together for christine.

Abby: Well, I’m sure she doesn’t need them immediately. Come on. Take a break. God only knows you need it.

Devon: That’s not an option, though. She does need them immediately. I told her I’d get them to her as soon as possible. And you know this is a priority.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Yes, I know it’s a priority, but… look, I’m just trying to distract you from all the stress that you’re under. You haven’t been eating well or sleeping. You can’t keep this up. I’m worried that you’re pushing yourself too hard.

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Diane: I’m — I’m fine now. I’m just a little on edge. I was upstairs, and I heard the doorbell ring. And then by the time I got down here, somebody had just dropped this off.

Jack: No return address, no postage, no anything.

Diane: Yeah, someone just left it. You know, at first I thought it was for harrison, but then after seeing my name, those smiley faces became a bit more ominous.

Jack: You think this is from stark?

Diane: Yeah, it’s just like jeremy. You know, it’s one of his sick little games.

Jack: Well, if this is from him, this is a pretty juvenile attempt to scare you.

Diane: Well, clowns are juvenile, too, but it doesn’t mean I want to watch a horror movie about one. No, he is twisted and he is dangerous and he loves inflicting misery and that’s why I haven’t opened it.

Jack: You think he would send something that could harm you?

Diane: Well, I have no idea at this point. But, jack, we did get the man arrested, and he’s out again already, so who knows what he’s going to do for revenge?

Jack: You can’t let him get under your skin. That’s just what he’s expecting.

Diane: I know. I know. And I hate that I’m feeling threatened by him again.

Jack: Trust me, you are safe here with me. Security is always on standby. I can alert them to be more vigilant.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: I am not going to allow that man to insinuate himself into our psyches again.

Chance: What game you trying to play, stark?

Jeremy: Hey, I’m just trying to have an idle conversation here, okay? I didn’t know I struck a nerve. Large coffee to go, please. Thank you.

Chance: Let me make one thing very clear to you. My personal life is none of your damn concern. You got it? Now, as for this claim that you were set up, as you just pointed out, the crime took place outside my jurisdiction. So, if you have any complaints about how the case was handled, take it up with chicago P.D. Go play victim with them.

Jeremy: Well, I’m out of jail now, and the case didn’t hold up long enough for an indictment, so I don’t want to talk another minute about that fiasco. But you — you seem to be dealing with intense frustration.

Chance: Don’t act like you know me.

Jeremy: I did a little check-up on you, and I got to tell you, you’re one hell of a detective. Your background is quite impressive. The long history of law enforcement and your service to your country indicates that you’ve — that you’ve given your life to upholding law and order. Now, you must have been livid when you realized that one of genoa city’s so-called upstanding citizens, jack abbott, used you that way.

Chance: You know what I find odd? That you would come back here, given how your last visit turned out. Now, I can only assume that you’re here for one reason, and that’s to cause more trouble. And it is my job, stark, to warn you that that would be a very bad idea.

Jeremy: Hey, take it easy, detective. I don’t intend to do anything of the sort. I’m just here to enjoy the warmth and the — thank you — generosity of your lovely little city.

Devon: I’ve just been worried about this lawsuit and the potential damage that it’s gonna do to my company or to my relationship with lily ’cause i know it’s a big risk to go to court.

Abby: I just wish that lily could see what this suit is doing to you. It’s eating you alive.

Devon: Yeah, I don’t think it would make a difference ’cause she’s only worried about money right now and losing a valuable commodity, so…

Abby: [ Scoffs ] And that commodity is you, your sibling bond. I just wish the two of you could —

Devon: I know. I know. Believe me, I — I just need to get control of my company first, and then I can worry about fixing our relationship.

Abby: But what if it’s too late?

Elena: I still don’t understand why you need to talk to lily about devon.

Nate: I can’t help feeling kind of guilty about what’s been happening. Maybe my actions or the accusations I aimed at devon set this whole battle in motion.

Elena: How so?

Nate: I was the first to point out that devon didn’t want to share leadership of his company with anyone. Lily didn’t see it at first, but I think she finally started to notice those same signs. And now, if there’s conflict between the two of them over leadership of chancellor-winters, I can’t help feeling somewhat responsible for lighting that fuse.

Elena: Yeah, but you’re basing all of this on a rumor. And I think you know you can’t rely on that.

Nate: There’s something else.

Elena: I’m listening.

Nate: I saw christine leaving devon’s earlier, and it didn’t look like a social call. So that’s why I think I should talk with lily and see if there’s anything I can do to help diffuse the situation.

Elena: I’m sorry, nate, but this sounds like a terrible idea.

Heather: Excuse me. I need to call a car to take us to the airport. So, I’ll be right back.

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

Lucy: I can’t believe you’re wearing it.

Daniel: Yeah, it makes me feel closer to you. I hope you know how much our talk meant to me. It’s a big deal that you felt like you could be honest about how my actions in savannah hurt and upset you.

Lucy: We don’t have to get into all that again. I feel better now that I had the chance to tell you.

Daniel: Well, let’s keep up that communication. I meant it. I meant it when I promised that we could have more talks and video chats anytime. And, um, you know, maybe when you’re ready, we could plan another visit? It could be here, there, anywhere you want. No pressure, by the way. It’s all on your timetable. Just… how does that sound?

Lucy: Good.

Daniel: I-I want you to always be able to talk to me, even if it means calling me out. Although hopefully in the future, you know, the only things you have to complain about are my dad jokes and my fashion faux pas.

Lucy: [ Chuckles ] I’ll be sure to let you know.

Daniel: Good. ‘Cause I’m determined to earn your trust back and my place in your life.

Lucy: Will you share your princess louisa game with me while you’re working on it? Maybe I could even be part of the team that tests it out?

Daniel: I would like that a lot.

Lucy: I have a feeling you’re waiting to see if it’s okay to hug me.

Daniel: [ Laughs ] Yeah. Uh, you know, I didn’t want to push — oh. [ Chuckles ] Whoa.

Heather: The car will be here in a minute, so… we should probably get going.

Lucy: I’ll call you. We can video-chat when I get home. From maybelline new york

Nate: Why would you think talking to lily is a bad idea? You were the one pushing me to smooth things over with devon. You even conspired with abby to get devon and me to spend christmastime together.

Elena: Yes, abby and I tried to do everything that we could to help heal your family. Or at least put some of those negative feelings aside.

Nate: And it worked, for a moment. It gave us a chance to remember the love and the deep family history we share. And for a moment, it felt like we were starting to repair things little by little. But, elena, that feels like a lifetime ago. Devon and I are cousins who act more like strangers. I mean, we live across the hall from each other, and we hardly speak. How much longer can that go on?

Elena: Nate, I would love for this family feud to end, too. But I really think you need to consider that you might be doing more harm than good. Whatever your cousins are going through, that is their business.

Nate: But they’re my family. I can’t sit back and watch them be ripped apart like this.

Elena: I really hope you reconsider.

Nate: Elena, I just have this gut feeling that my mother would want me to do anything I could to stop this. Trust me. This is something I have to do.

Devon: Listen, I hear you, but this lawsuit has to resolve itself before I can think about doing anything else. And I can’t turn back now, you know, ’cause lily and I — we’ve pleaded our cases to each other and neither one of us want to budge. So the lines have been drawn.

Abby: There just has to be another way to resolve this.

Devon: If you know one, tell me, honestly, ’cause I don’t know what else to do. But I know that family is as important to you as it is to me, which is why I’m fighting so hard to protect this company that belongs to our family. Lily’s fighting for a company that she just runs. She’s not even connected to it.

Abby: Look, I get it. And I know that this runs deep. I see how much pain it’s causing you, but… look, I support you no matter what. I just wish that it wasn’t so hostile.

Devon: I know. I do, too. And I thank you for that. But I also appreciate you being honest with me, and I like that you can call me out when you think I need to hear something.

Abby: Well, we’ve always been that for each other.

Devon: I know that. That’s why I trust you more than anybody else in my life.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Abby: [ Sighs ] Sorry. That is a meeting that I have to get to. Um, I have to go.

Devon: That’s alright. Don’t apologize at all. But, listen, I will take your advice, and I promise I will rest and take care of myself.

Abby: Good. I care about you. That’s all I was trying to say.

[ Both laugh ]

Diane: So, how are we going to deal with jeremy this time? I won’t have you engaging in any more nefarious plots against him. Our last attempt to get him out of our lives caused so much tension between kyle and summer, and I won’t go through that again or bring any more danger to this family, especially now that I’m living here.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Jack: Chance. What a surprise.

Chance: May I come in?

Jack: Please.

Diane: Hello, chance.

Chance: Oh, great. You’re both here. This will save me a trip. Well, I wanted to come by today to tell you that I ran into jeremy stark. Now, I assume that you’ve heard he’s out of prison. Well, now he’s back in town, as well. And I got the feeling he’s got his mind set on causing all kinds of problems.

Jack: We’ve already crossed paths with him, but thank you for the warning.

Chance: Actually, jack, this warning goes both ways.

Jack: Meaning what?

Chance: Well, as much as i think stark is trouble, I could not deny his suspicions about this burglary case ring true. And this whole thing has left me with a very bad taste. So I will be watching stark, but I will also be watching you, toO. I’ve warned him, and now I’m warning you. If you have any ideas about handling stark yourselves, don’T. Don’t even think about it.

Elena: Abby.

Abby: Hi.

Elena: Hey. I’m glad I ran into you. I was actually thinking about calling you.

Abby: Really? You were? Why?

Elena: It’s about devon and nate. You have a minute to chat?

Abby: Um, you know what? Actually, I was gonna go to a meeting, but, um, I can postpone it. If there is any way I can help mend relationships in devon’s family, I would love to help. I thought the two of us made some headway at christmas.

Elena: Yeah, me too, but i guess that stalled, and now I’m a little concerned that nate’s about to make things much worse. #1 isn’t a status earned overnight.

Phyllis: Hey, I saw heather and lucy on their way to the airport.

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: I guess you said your goodbyes.

Daniel: Yep.

Phyllis: Hey, I know what it’s like to be distant from your child. I really do. Physically and emotionally. Oh, it is brutal. It is so brutal. Hey, but at least they’ve seen how you’ve turned your life around. They don’t have to hear about it from portugal. They saw it firsthand.

Daniel: That’s not much comfort.

Phyllis: They will come around. Definitely lucy will because that bond with family — boy, that is strong, especially the bond between parent and child. That is so strong. That can withstand anything.

Daniel: Are you talking about me and lucy, hmm? Or is this about you, as usual?

Abby: Okay, so, what’s going on with nate? Why does he have you so worried?

Elena: Well, apparently, nate heard a rumor from a former colleague at chancellor-winters that there’s been a lot of tension between devon and lily. So he’s decided to put himself in the middle of whatever they’re going through.

Abby: Oh, no.

Elena: Yeah. So I was hoping you’d be able to shed some light onto what’s going on so I have some idea what nate’s walking into.

Abby: Look, I’m worried about devon, too. I just… I really don’t want to betray his confidence.

Elena: I understand. And maybe I’m overstepping by coming to you. I was just thinking if there’s a chance for us to prevent any worse family rupture, then we should do everything that we can.

Abby: Well, I guess this is all gonna be public knowledge soon enough. Devon is suing chancellor-winters to regain control of his company.

Nate: Thanks for coming. I wasn’t sure you’d show up.

Lily: Yeah, I wasn’t so sure myself. So, how are things at newman?

Nate: I’m starting to settle in. The work is interesting.

Lily: Oh! That’s amazing.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, it’s, uh — it’s challenging, though. But I feel like I’m up for it. So, uh, what about you? How are things on your end?

Lily: Yeah. You know what? I can’t do this small talk, so I’m gonna go back to work.

Nate: Lily, wait, wait, wait. I-I didn’t call you here to talk about work. I wanted to see you because we’re family and so I can ask you about how things are going with devon.

Lily: What about devon?

Nate: Well, I saw christine leaving his place, and from what I could tell, it didn’t look like she was there to have coffee or visit dom. And I’ve been hearing rumors that there’s tension going on in the company. Listen, I’m worried, and I — and I’m hoping I could help.

Lily: [ Scoffs ]

Jack: Believe me, chance, stark is the one you want to be watching. Diane found this at our front door today. We are convinced it’s another attempt on his part to play mind games with us.

Chance: [ Sighs ] Okay. I see you didn’t open it.

Jack: I have no intention of opening it. I can’t imagine there’s anything of significance here. This is a cheap provocation, and we’re not going to buy into his garbage.

Chance: Damn it, jack, this is exactly what I’m talking about. If you think that stark sent this to you, why didn’t you notify the police? Why is it just sitting in your living room?

Diane: Well, I didn’t think it was anything harmful. Direct violence doesn’t seem to be what jeremy has in mind.

Chance: And what you think he intends?

Diane: Well, I get the feeling that this is some sort of slow psychological torture. He wants to keep us guessing about what his next move is. But you know what? I’m not — I’m not playing that game. I-I can’t take it. I want to know now.

Chance: No, no! Stop! Stop!

[ Sighs ] I’m managing my high blood pressure,

“The young and the restless”

will continue. Just between us,

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Jeremy always did love a good mystery novel. “The invisible heist,” one of his favorites, about a jewel thief.

Chance: Clever of him.

Diane: Yeah, it’s one of his sick little games.

Chance: Okay, listen to me. If this man is as dangerous as you seem to think, you need to bring something like this to us. I mean, damn, what is the point of being a cop if everyone in this town is just gonna run around and do whatever the hell they want? It’s unbelievable. It is not your job to figure out his next move. Do you understand me? Now, if he does anything else, if he sends any more mysterious packages, anything, you let us handle it. No engaging, no more games, nothing preemptive. Understood? I assume you have security on call, yeah?

Jack: Yes.

Chance: Great. Now, if he makes a definitive threat, if he does anything credibly dangerous, we can provide you with extra protection, but you have to promise me to let us deal with him.

Diane: The last thing I want is for jeremy to know that I’m working with the police again.

Chance: I don’t care! I don’t care! Alert me if he crosses the line. Is that clear?

[ Sighs ]

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

[ Door closes ] Come on. By the time jeremy makes another real threat, it’ll be too late for chance or the police department or anybody else to intervene.

Phyllis: This isn’t about me. I know that. Um… listen, I’m — I’m just telling you, as a parent, I understand. I empathize.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] You know, the only reason you empathize is because you’ve been screwing up as a parent lately. So, I’m sorry if I see your empathy as a not-so-subtle message for me to forgive you for meddling in my life. I’m just supposed to overlook the fact that you flew thousands of miles to go and butt in where you weren’t wanted after i specifically told you not to.

Phyllis: Listen, I-I realize the way that you’re acting toward me is just a reaction to losing heather and lucy. But I want you to know that i can take it, alright? I can take the brunt of your anger because that’s what mothers do.

Daniel: Oh, wow. Wow. Who are you, huh? Saint phyllis all of a sudden? Oh, my god. The way that you literally cannot think about anyone or anything else is getting so old. You can’t even admit that what you did was wrong, can you? No, I didn’t think so. Yes, I am hurt. Yes, I am in pain. But part of that is because of you. You just can’t see it, can you? It’s sad.

Jeremy: Mnh, mnh, mnh. That is sad. I feel for you, phyllis. I really do. It’s pretty rough being attacked from all sides.

Elena: Wow. Suing chancellor-winters is a drastic move.

Abby: Look, I don’t want to get into the specifics, but lily and devon both feel like the other is being unreasonable, and I’m just really worried that this is gonna get ugly.

Elena: Yeah, me too. Devon and lily’s relationship has been rock-solid since I’ve known them. I would hate for them to lose that.

Abby: But now I have to ask. What’s nate up to that has you so worried?

Elena: [ Sighs ] He’s convinced that he can mediate or smooth things over by talking to lily.

Abby: [ Sighs ] I wish. No, lily and I both tried to talk to devon. We tried to get him to accept a compromise, but he wouldn’t do it. So now lily has her heels dug in, just like devon does.

Elena: Yeah, they’re both incredibly stubborn.

Abby: I wish there was a way that nate could help repair the relationship between his cousins, but I’m just afraid that he could also make things a lot worse.

Lily: Nate, I am not gonna sit here and speculate about christine and devon with you because it’s none of your business.

Nate: Lily, this is not about business. This is strictly about family. I can’t help but feel guilty about some of the things I’ve been hearing, the accusations i leveled at devon about him not being able to let go of his partnership with neil.

Lily: I’m sorry. Do you think that by trying to magically fix things that all of a sudden you’re gonna be forgiven?

Nate: I know it’s not that simple, but —

Lily: Listen to me. You betrayed your own family, so you are no longer my family. So, whatever is going on between devon and me is none of your business, so stay out of it. My mental health was much better,

Devon: What’s going on, guys?

Lily: What — I’m —

[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry. Is this your doing? Are you trying to call us both here so that you can try to play hero and mediate after you betrayed both of us?

Nate: Hold on. I had no clue he was coming here, and I certainly didn’t invite him.

Lily: Okay, you know what?

Nate: But since both of you —

Lily: Nope, nope, nope. You guys can talk. I’m getting out of here.

Devon: Hang on a second. Hang on one second. I didn’t come here to talk to him. I don’t know what this is about. I have nothing to say to him after what he did to us.

Lily: I find it really ironic that you find yourself superior to nate because he betrayed us when that’s exactly what you are doing by trying to take back hamilton-winters. It’s selfish, and it’s the exact opposite of what dad would have wanted.

Devon: You never even did business with neil the way i did.

Lily: Really? Well, you know what I do know? He would have wanted us to solve this as a family and not fight it out in court.

Devon: Okay, stop fighting me then.

Nate: Hold on, you two. Hey, look, it’s getting a little out of hand, okay?

Lily: Nate, stay out of it. It is none of your business.

[ Sighs ] I’m done.

Jack: I hate that stark was released so quickly. I hate that he’s back in town so soon. Most of all, I hate that he has you unsettled all over again.

Diane: I am concerned that his return has stirred up all kinds of trouble, especially chance’s suspicions about us.

[ Sighs ]

Jack: I have a thought.

Diane: No. Whatever it is, the answer is no. I don’t want you taking this on. I won’t let you. And you heard what chance said. We can’t try to handle jeremy on our own, especially now, after we’ve been warned.

Jack: You’re right. You’re right. But hear me out. What if we just removed ourselves as targets? I mean, just until we find out how to deal with stark, what if we just short-circuited his whole psy-ops game by going away?

Diane: Where?

Jack: A secret trip. Just the two of us. We turn this whole ordeal into a romantic getaway. What do you say?

Phyllis: I’m not interested in your pity, okay? Especially when it comes to my son.

Jeremy: Fair enough. Why don’t we keep our focus on diane then?

Phyllis: Okay, I have no interest in aligning with you and whatever scheme you have planned that you came back in town to execute. See, it may seem like I’m at my breaking point to you… but I am not. And, yeah, it does bother me that diane has conned so many people in town and they believe she’s an angel, while I keep on getting in trouble for trying to take her down.

Jeremy: My, diane really gets under your skin.

Phyllis: When it seems like i don’t have options is when i double down. And I don’t need someone like you to help me. I know how to get what I want.

Jeremy: Hmm. How about… I could offer you a plan that would guarantee bringing diane down and at the same time giving you an escape from all the blame and hate that you’ve been receiving all the time now, even from your own son. I got this mountain bike for only $11. Dealdash.Com the fair and honest bidding site. This kitchenaid mixer sold for less than $26. This I-pad sold for less than $43. And this playstation 5 sold for less than a dollar. I won these bluetooth headphones for $20. I got these three suitcases for less than $40. And shipping is always free. Go to dealdash.Com right now and see how much you can save. Who says you have to spend more on skincare

Phyllis: I don’t need an escape from anything. My relationships with people in my life that matter are just fine. I don’t need you. Keep your schemes to yourself. I’m not interested.

Jeremy: Right. And you keep telling yourself that.

Diane: I like the sound of that — a romantic getaway — but do you really think we can escape?

Jack: Sure we can.

Diane: Jack, even if we go someplace that jeremy can’t find us, he’s — he’s already gotten into my head.

Jack: Stark can only rattle us if we allow it. I am not going to let him rain on our happiness. Hey, trust me. I will handle everything.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ]

Devon: I just came here to get a drink, but I don’t really like the atmosphere, so I’m gonna excuse myself.

Nate: Devon, wait. Is it true you’re trying to break up chancellor-winters?

Devon: That’s none of your business.

Nate: Well, this is gonna piss you off even more because it is my business. Someone needs to talk some sense into both you and lily.

Devon: Is that right? Is that gonna be you?

Nate: Well, since you both are already mad at me, I figured I have nothing left to lose in trying. So I’m gonna say my piece because you have something amazing with chancellor-winters. Neil wouldn’t want you to destroy that or your bond.

Devon: You don’t get to talk to me about neil ’cause you barely knew him. So, the next time you have something to say about neil, keep it to yourself.

[ Door closes ]

Daniel: Hey.

Lily: Hi. Sorry, I don’t really feel like talking right now.

Daniel: Yeah. That’s good. That’s fine. I don’t really feel like talking right now, either. Is it okay if we don’t talk in the same place, though? ‘Cause, you know, being here gives me a sense of peace that i could really use after the day i had.

Lily: Sure.

[ Breathes deeply ] Actually, if you don’t mind, i kind of could use someone to talk to right now.

Daniel: Yeah. I can do that. I can at least listen.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Breathes deeply ]

Lily: Why is family so hard?

Daniel: [ Scoffs ]

[ Sighs ] Nope. Sorry. I don’t have any answers for that at the moment.

Next week on

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Devon: Like I said on the phone, you got 30 minutes to say whatever you want to say to me. And try not to lie.

Tucker: So, I’m here with a proposition that could change your life.

Adam: And if you’re telling me the truth, that you have a huge opportunity and you’re not just stringing me along, I would like to hear your plan right now.

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Kyle: Surprise.

Summer: What’s all this?

Kyle: I was hoping you would join me for lunch.

Sally: If I hadn’t had you here with me, I don’t know what I would have done.

Nick: Well, you’re just lucky I was in the neighborhood. Are you ready to talk about what happened after you told him?

Sally: There’s really not much to say. I didn’t really give adam much of a chance to weigh in.

Nick: [ Sighs ] How did he react?

Sally: Um…

[ Chuckles ] He was stunned as all hell. That’s for sure.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. He tried talking about how he wanted us to get back together. You know, so the baby could have a family, but I told him that that wasn’t going to happen. You know, I think by the end, he started to understand that this didn’t change anything between us, that I wanted him to be a part of the baby’s life. That’s it.

Nick: Well, understand doesn’t mean accept.

Sally: Yeah, I know you’re right. I mean, I think it’s going to take some time to come to grips with all this. It’s been hard for even me to take in. And we’ve had each other.

Nick: Yeah. Adam’s more of a loner. He doesn’t have that support system.

Sally: Yeah. I guess we’re going to have to see what happens when he gets over the shock.

Billy: Thank you.

Chelsea: Everything is wrong? Well, I believe there’s more good in the world than that.

Adam: Well, I’m glad one of us does.

Chelsea: You seemed a little preoccupied after we finished helping connor with his homework. Adam, I meant what I said. You deserve happiness.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] The universe clearly thinks otherwise.

Chelsea: Okay, let me guess. Let me guess. You got a phone call from sally, and then you took off. So, I’m guessing this has something to do with her.

Adam: Look. You have enough on your plate. I-I don’t want you to take on my burdens, as well.

Chelsea: Hey, you helped me through one of the darkest times of my life. I’m doing well now, partly because of you. Let me return the favor.

Adam: Really, I-I appreciate your concern, chels.

Chelsea: Great. Okay, so you’ll tell me what’s going on? Adam, come on. Sometimes you just got to get things out. It’s unhealthy. You can’t bury everything inside.

Adam: I-I do need someone to talk to. Are you free to go on a walk with me?

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Kyle: For you. I know I’m in the doghouse still — for good reason.

Summer: Is this some kind of bribe?

Kyle: Peace offering. Look — I know I have a lot to make up for, and I don’t expect one lunch to make everything right between us. But we have to start somewhere, and we both got to eat.

Summer: I just came home to pick up some reports that I was making notes on last night. I have back-to-back meetings this afternoon.

Kyle: Please don’t say no.

Summer: Kyle… I asked you to give me some time.

Kyle: Now I’m asking for the same thing — time together, an hour to ourselves, without interruptions, where you can enjoy your favorite chicken salad, sparkling rosé while I plead, grovel, beg, attempt to be mildly entertaining and generally throw myself at your mercy.

Summer: This wasn’t some silly fight that’s going to be solved with a few “I’m sorries.”

Kyle: I promise to be charming, as well as contrite. Look — whether you stay or go, I’m going to keep apologizing until you hear me. I overstepped with victor. And I own that. But, worse yet, I lied to you about it. And that is unacceptable. I thought I could control the situation, protect jabot, and benefit from the results. It wasn’t till I saw the effect it was having on the people I loved the most that I was able to overcome my foolish pride and admit that I made a mistake.

Summer: Chicken salad, huh?

Kyle: With sliced red grapes and walnuts on a fresh croissant with that triple-cream brie you love. And for dessert, your favorite citrus tart.

Summer: All washed down with some sparkling rosé? You really think of everything.

Kyle: I try.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Summer: Something important?

Kyle: Your grandfather.

Chelsea: I have a therapy session, but it’s not for a while, and the sitter is coming early, actually. So, yeah, I can go on a walk with you.

Adam: Great.

Chelsea: Let me just talk to billy real fast. Hey?

Billy: Two hot chocolates, extra marshmallows. I remembered this time.

Chelsea: So, adam’s going through something. He kind of needs somebody to talk to. And I think I’m the only person he can confide in right now. So, I’m just going to go on a quick walk with him.

Billy: Sure. Great. No problem. I will drink these by myself.

Chelsea: I’m sorry.

Billy: It’s no problem at all, but next time these are on you.

Chelsea: Deal. And I’ll come find you later.

Billy: Sounds good.

Chelsea: Okay.

Sally: Maybe it’s time that we face the other side of this. You know, where this puts you and me.

Nick: I don’t know what you mean. I’ve told you our relationship and this baby are two different things. One doesn’t affect the other.

Sally: I know that you said that. But that was before we were certain that this baby isn’t yours. You know, we’ve been so caught up in my worries and fears. But what about how you feel?

Nick: It’s not an issue.

Sally: Yes, it is. I hate being so self-absorbed that I’ve been neglecting you.

Nick: It’s fine, really.

Sally: Look, you might have believed that this baby’s paternity wouldn’t make a difference. But…I don’t know. Maybe that’s changed, now that you’re having to deal with the truth? Deep down in your heart, with all the realities out on the table, how do you really feel about this? I’m managing my high blood pressure,

Billy: Hey, there. Brought you and your co-ceo a hot chocolate. That’s right. I’m sorry. He doesn’t work here anymore. Yep. Well, hopefully the warm beverage will help ease the pain, knowing that it was a colossal mistake hiring adam in the first place.

Jack: If you’re through giving me grief, I got a few fires to put out here. So, unless you’ve come here to offer yourself as adam’s replacement, your lighthearted sarcasm is not welcome right now.

Billy: Ha ha! Very funny, jack. As if you would ever consider hiring me as your co-ceo.

Jack: You know what? If you sincerely wanted it, I would.

Chelsea: You ready to tell me what’s wrong?

Adam: Um, sally just informed me that she’s pregnant.

Chelsea: What? Oh. Adam, I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize she and nick were so serious.

Adam: Well, that’s the thing. Um, nick’s not the father. I am.

Chelsea: Oh. Wow. Uh, that’S…

Adam: I know.

Chelsea: So, is she still seeing nick? Are they still seeing each other?

Adam: Oh, I assume so. And before you ask, I don’t think this is going to be enough for him to walk away, especially now when it’s another opportunity to stick it to me.

Chelsea: I thought you two were getting along better.

Adam: Yeah, we were, for about 5 minutes. And then we both came to our senses.

Chelsea: I’m sorry to hear that.

Adam: Yeah. Well…

Chelsea: I was hoping it would last longer this time. I hate seeing you so bitter.

Adam: Well, hell, yeah, I’m bitter. I mean, nick is so damn entitled. He takes and he takes and he takes. I mean, I may be the kid’s biological father, but he gets the woman. He gets the family, the cushy job at newman, all that day-to-day time with my newest child, with the woman that I love during the most special and intimate time imaginable. Not to mention, he’s already raising christian, which is something that I stupidly agreed to. When is enough enough for the guy?

Nick: You know, when we got the paternity results, I was disappointed. So, I’ve just been trying real hard not to feel anything.

Sally: Why?

Nick: Because I just want to be here for you, sally. You are in by far the most difficult position in all of this. The amount of stress and pressure you must feel, and it was going to be like this no matter who the father turned out to be. It’s just not a time for me to be thinking or worrying about myself at all.

Sally: You are an amazing man, and I am overwhelmed by everything that you’ve done for me, but I am not the only one in this. You’re allowed to have feelings, and shoving them down like this is not healthy for you.

Nick: I just don’t want to hurt you with anything I might say, especially right now.

Sally: I don’t need you to protect me. I need the truth. So, please, just take a moment so you can figure out how you actually feel about adam being the father.

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Nick: When I started to think about a baby, our baby, I was really getting excited, thinking about this beautiful, amazing, little human that we were going to raise and nurture together. Start this little family. I was… I really wanted it. Then, that dream was shattered. And, honestly, the fact that it’s adam, it’s just…

Sally: Yeah. I know. It complicates things.

Nick: I will never be able to trust adam. He will use this situation to reinsert himself in your life before the baby, certainly after. What kind of chances are we going to have to build our relationship?

Sally: A really good one, i hope.

Nick: I hope that, too. I do. But adam is going to keep piling on pressure. He will be relentless. He knows no boundaries. You say you don’t need me to protect you, okay? But I feel like I need to protect us. Otherwise, how are we going to be prepared for everything that I know adam’s going to throw at us?

Chelsea: You have to accept the choice you made, to let nick raise christian. It was the right thing to do at the time. You did it for your son. Nick gave him love, care, stability, and he still does. If anyone knows how hard that decision is, it’s me. But we are so lucky. Christian and johnny are being raised by people who truly care and truly love them. And it could have gone a lot differently. But we did what was right for those children.

Adam: And I understand that, obviously. But this —

Chelsea: No, adam, no “buts.” I mean, we don’t know what the future holds for nick and sally, but it doesn’t matter. You shouldn’t let that affect your thoughts on this new baby.

Adam: No?

Chelsea: No, you should just be excited. You get to be a dad again. And listen. At least sally told you the truth, you know? She didn’t lie or try to hide this pregnancy from you, which makes me think she wants you to be a part of this child’s life.

Adam: I just don’t think that’s going to be enough.

Billy: You should leave the jokes to me, jack. I’m the funny one in the family.

Jack: It’s not a joke.

Billy: Okay. Do you recall the last time that I ran jabot? It didn’t go so well, except for the guy that I lost the company yacht to in a poker game. Went fantastic for him.

Jack: You would not be running it solo. There is more than enough work for both of us. Besides, if I could give you a hand up in your journey of self-discovery, or whatever we’re calling it these days, so much the better.

Billy: Okay. “A,” you’ve never taken me serious, okay? And for good reason. And your last little comment right there actually proves the point. And “b,” I’ll figure myself out, alright? I don’t need a handout.

Jack: Would you relax? This is not a mercy hire. You are an abbott. This business belongs to both of us.

Billy: On a technicality, yeah.

Jack: Furthermore, when you are focused, when you are determined, when you are not sabotaging yourself, you are a creative, insightful executive whose opinion matters. Look — you would be an asset here or anywhere else. I know I have questioned whether or not you fit into the corporate life, but I’d be willing to give it another try. Hell, I’d be grateful. Look — this could be your chance to find out how and where you want to be for the long haul.

Billy: Well, thank you for the kind words, but we both know my pattern, okay? I get the slightest whiff of responsibility, and I crash and burn.

Jack: You know what they say on wall street? Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Billy: Okay, well, if we’re going to throw out quotes, the definition of insanity is hiring billy abbott over and over again and expecting anything other than a disaster.

Jack: That is your insecurity talking. I believe in your ability. I believe in your passion, your willingness to work hard on projects you believe in. Most of all, I believe the best in you is yet to be revealed.

Summer: What does he want?

Kyle: He wants to get on a call.

Summer: About what?

Kyle: He didn’t say.

Summer: But we can assume, right?

Kyle: We can.

Summer: He wants you to do something else for him. See, I told you once you let him in, he doesn’t leave.

Kyle: You make him sound like a vampire.

Summer: That’s not exactly an unfair comparison. Kyle, you did his dirty work for him. He thinks you’re under his spell. So, of course he’s going to put you to work. He thinks you’re one of his minions now.

Kyle: We don’t know that for certain. It was a one-time thing.

Summer: You conspired with him to get someone out of your family’s company. You can’t just dismiss that.

Kyle: I know what I did, summer. I apologized, and I will keep apologizing. But victor and I had the same goal — to get rid of adam. What is wrong with working together if our objectives line up?

Summer: What’s wrong with it? What’s wrong with it is that you lied to me and your dad. You deceived us so that you could be used by my grandpa in one of his schemes.

Kyle: Did it ever occur to you that maybe I used him?

Summer: No. You did what he wanted you to do, and he got something out of it. What did you get out of it?

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Kyle: He wants to get on the phone. He says he has something that might interest me.

Summer: He has another job for you. What are you going to tell him? Can you say no to victor newman? Just between us,

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Jack: Well, look at you, branching out, ordering something other than your usual.

Billy: That is me, mr. Unpredictable. So, now that you’ve offered to buy me lunch, are we going to continue the hard sell?

Jack: Is that what I’m doing?

Billy: Alright. Why don’t we put a pin in that for a moment? You can tell me what’s really bothering you.

Jack: What are you talking about?

Billy: I walked into the office, and you looked like you were under a ton of pressure. And I find that hard to believe it’s because of a few subpar financial statements.

Jack: You’re right. I was thinking about jeremy stark, who is back in town with more vague threats and innuendos.

Billy: What? How did that happen? Isn’t he supposed to be locked up in chicago?

Jack: Supposed to be. Unfortunately, he has access to better lawyers than I thought he was capable of.

Billy: Damn, jack. I mean, that explains the mood. So, what does he want this time?

Jack: Well, when diane and i saw him the other day, he taunted that it might be revenge, might be money, might be just a chance to congratulate diane on besting him.

Billy: You believe him?

Jack: Not for a second. No, there’s something more to this. We just haven’t figured out what it is.

Billy: That is a heavy load to carry.

Jack: What irks me is that i am focused on jeremy stark when I should be enjoying how great it is to be back together with diane. Things have moved along quite a lot with us. She’s moved in. I don’t know if you’d heard that.

Billy: No. No, I did not know that things have progressed that way.

Jack: They have.

Billy: Well, hey, congratulations. If anyone deserves to be happy, it’s you.

Jack: Well, thank you. This may have been one of my first positive responses. Seems that our blossoming romance isn’t exactly captivating everyone.

Billy: Well, we know the reasons for that, right?

Jack: Kyle and summer are still on the fence, but I’m confident they will come around. Ashley, on the other hand…

Billy: Jack, it’s ashley. Okay? She’s stubborn, and she’s incredibly overprotective. But it comes from a good place.

Jack: Enough about me. It isn’t every day you stop by my office with hot chocolate. It’s not a giant leap to think you have something on your mind. Tell me what’s going on with you.

Billy: Well, um… I’m having feelings for… for someone else. And I’m not sure if it’s the right path to go down.

Jack: So soon after lily.

Billy: I know. And, to be frank, it’s a complicated situation.

Jack: Are you comfortable telling me who she is?

Billy: Yeah. Believe it or not, it’s chelsea. We’ve been spending a lot of time together lately, and it’s deepening our connection. Looks like you and I both are revisiting past relationships.

Chelsea: Well, I have to go meet dr. Malone soon, but before I leave, I need you to understand something. Just being a part of this baby’s life may have to be enough.

Adam: Chels… I can’t accept that.

Chelsea: Adam.

Adam: Look, for me, this baby was conceived in love. You know, the last time that sally and I were together, I was hoping that we could find our way back to each other, that we would have one last chance to reconnect, if we could remember what we had, how good we were together. And then all that hope got yanked away.

Chelsea: You can’t live in a state of false hope, adam. This pregnancy is not going to change things between the two of you. Earlier today, you swooped in when connor was having a really difficult time with his homework assignment. You came over. You were so patient. You sat with him. You made it fun. You made it easy. As a dad, you are a superhero. And just think. Connor, he gets to be a big brother finally! He’s gonna be so excited. He gets to love this new, little baby in the family.

Adam: Yeah. That’S…that’s some family.

Chelsea: Oh, come on. Don’t say that. It might not be the kind of family you want with sally. But the family you have with me and connor isn’t what we imagined, either. But it’s still beautiful and still full of love. So, the family you’re creating with sally, it’ll be an extension of that. It can still be beautiful. You just have to accept it for what it is. You know, dr. Malone, she says this thing, that you have to learn to live in the gray area, recognize that life is not always black or white. You think you can do that?

Adam: [ Scoffs ] Apparently, I don’t have a choice. Postmenopausal women with hr+ her2-

Jack: So, you and chelsea?

Billy: I don’t know. I don’t know. Maybe. Like I said, it’s a very complicated situation.

Jack: Well, the two of you have a long and complicated history, filled with twists and turns.

Billy: Not unlike diane and you.

Jack: Yeah. You have a point. You know what? Over time, people change, and they grow. And if luck is on your side, and you happen to be in the same place at the same time with your goals and dreams in sync, it can be a pretty magical experience if you can manage to ignore the naysayers.

Billy: Yeah, well, we have plenty of those. But I don’t believe that that’s the reason why we’re both hesitant to move forward.

Jack: Then, what’s the issue?

Billy: Chelsea went through a pretty dark phase recently, so dark that she was inches away from taking her own life.

Jack: What?

Billy: Yeah. I’m the one that found her there and stopped her before she went through with it.

Jack: Oh, my god. Is she all right now?

Billy: She’s doing much better, yeah. But it’s been rough.

Jack: I am so sorry that she went through that.

Billy: Yeah. You know, she’s been working hard to overcome her ordeal, and we’ve been spending more time together and with connor, of course, you know, and I’m just trying to be as strong and supportive as I possibly can.

Jack: Well, I’m sure that has been a giant help in her healing process.

Billy: I hope so. To be honest, it’s been beneficial for all of us, you know, and I know what she’s been going through, and I’m trying to tread lightly. But I do. I care about her for many reasons. And first and foremost, I just want to make sure that she’s okay.

Jack: Wow. It sounds like the very opposite of crash and burn. And it lets me see you in a whole new light.

Billy: Oh, yeah?

Jack: I know you’ve been going through your own questions about your personal life lately, but for you to be this invested in chelsea’s life, it’S… that’s something I know you want to be careful not to do anything that would slow her recovery. And, I mean, take it slow. Be cautious. Be careful. You’re already doing that. No, here’s what I really want to say. I want… follow your heart on this one. Really. There’s a lot of noise out there. Follow your heart. You listen to it. It will tell you what to do next.

Kyle: Victor, you and i had a similar belief, that adam needed to be tossed out of jabot. But to make that happen, I deceived my wife and father, and that’s inexcusable. They’re both furious at me, and rightfully so. I do not want to disappoint them again. Yes, we were successful. Adam is out, but the way we went about it… I know you feel as if the end justifies the means, but I don’t think that way. And, victor, I never want to lie to your granddaughter again. So, whatever job you have for me, I’m out. I want no part in it. What’s that? Oh, that’s good to hear. Yeah. Yeah, I’ll look out for the paperwork. Thanks, victor.

Summer: What was that about? What did he say?

Kyle: He is grateful for my help with adam. He thinks my devotion to you is admirable, which it totally is. And he’s transferring the textile factories I asked for to marchetti.

Summer: Really?

Kyle: He’s holding up his end of the deal. See? It all worked out in the end.

Sally: I guarantee you adam will not get under my skin this time.

Nick: It’s easy to say that now.

Sally: Nick, when I make a promise to someone, I keep it. Let adam do his worst. He’s not going to get in between us in any way, shape, or form. Yes, he will be a part of this baby’s life. But he will have zero influence over ours, as long as we are on the same page.

Nick: We are.

Sally: Excellent. This adventure is strictly ours, and we get to decide how it plays out for us.

Nick: I’m definitely going to follow your cues. I got your back. Whatever you think is best, that’s what I’m going to do.

Billy: Well, jack, this was lovely. Thank you very much for lunch.

Jack: My pleasure. We ought to do this more often.

Billy: I agree. Next one’s on me.

Jack: I’m going to hold you to that.

Billy: Oh, good.

[ Cellphone pings ] That’s chelsea. She’s done, and she wants to meet up.

Jack: That’s fine. That’s fine. I’m just going to stay and finish my coffee.

Billy: Okay. Enjoy.

Jack: Hey, give some thought to what I said. I need a right-hand man. You could use a job.

Billy: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Maybe give us a chance to test the waters. See if you want to come back in. See if it works for both of us.

Billy: Or it turns into a repeat of the past.

Jack: I don’t think that’ll happen.

Billy: Alright, jack. I will give it serious consideration.

Jack: Can’t ask for more than that.

Billy: Thank you. I appreciate it.

Jack: You bet.

Billy: Alright. Talk to you soon. (Vo) oh look! Glorious progresso soup.

Summer: I’m proud of you for standing up to my grandfather. It doesn’t make everything right between us.

Kyle: I realize that. But, thankfully, the deal is done. Victor is out of our hair. Adam is out of jabot, and marchetti gains valuable assets. Can we put it behind us now?

Summer: Just don’t ever lie to me like that again.

Kyle: Never.

Adam: This doesn’t have to be the end.

Sally: It doesn’t have to be. But it is.

Adam: I don’t regret a moment we were together.

Sally: I don’t, either. Not anymore. Look… you can be a wonderful, supportive, and loving man. And you are a spectacular father. We almost made it. We loved each other with all we had and all we knew. And nobody can question or deny that. But it’s time for us to move on.

Chelsea: Perfect timing.

Billy: Mmm. Is that, uh…

Chelsea: Hot chocolate with a peppermint stick… just the way you like it. I owe you for before.

Billy: Yeah, I appreciate that very much, but I’ve kind of hit my quota on the hot chocolate for the day.

Chelsea: Oh. I’m really sorry I had to skip out on you like that.

Billy: It’s okay. It’s not a problem.

Chelsea: Adam had to get a lot off his chest. I can’t really tell you what it was about, but I assume you’re really not that interested, anyway.

Billy: Not in adam, no, unless, of course, he said something to upset you.

Chelsea: No, no, on the contrary. I was just giving him some advice. It was a good talk.

Billy: Well, I’m glad to hear that.

Chelsea: I’m trying to support the people that have supported me. And it feels good.

Billy: Actually, funny you should say that. I had a long conversation with jack, and I feel good about that, as well.

Chelsea: Wow. Look at the two of us having healthy conversations.

Billy: Actually, jack was the one that gave me advice, and I think it’s going to go a long way.

Chelsea: Advice about what?

Billy: Care and caution can prevent a crash and burn. And for once I intend to listen.

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Nate: Tucker offered to sell the company to victoria outright. No more dodging or playing games, just a flat-out offer.

Audra: Wow. I didn’t expect my warning to be quite that effective, but i guess it really landed.

Nate: Apparently.

Audra: You know, maybe he’s in even deeper debt than we originally thought.

Nate: That is a possibility. But victoria still wants to buy it up to make sure we retain the upper hand.

Victoria: That’s not an option anymore.

Nate: What do you mean?

Victoria: Someone else beat us to the punch, and they bought up all of tucker’s debt before we could.

Nate: Who?

Victoria: You know, I was just about to ask your coo the exact same question. Do you know who’s behind this?

Tucker: Hey! Sorry, I think I must have misheard you. You say you acquired my debt and now you own me?

Ashley: Yes, I said that.

Tucker: No, you can’t just drop a bomb like that and walk away from me.

Ashley: I can do whatever the hell I want. I bought your debt. I bought you. I’m in control now.

Chelsea: Hey. Thanks for coming over. I hope I didn’t worry you with my text.

Adam: Is everything okay?

Chelsea: Yeah. Um, connor is having a bit of a homework crisis.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Okay. Uh, I think I can handle that.

Chelsea: You might want to wait to hear what it is before you say that.

Adam: Math?

Connor: Hey, dad. I need your help with something.

Adam: Uh, I am ready to go. What are we working on?

Chelsea: The school project is a good old-fashioned family tree.

Connor: And the newman branches are pretty complicated. They’re getting kind of twisty.

Adam: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. The newmans are famous for their twisty branches. So, how can I help?

Connor: I need to write a description of every member of the family, something positive. So, tell me — what’s so great about the newmans?

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]

[ Sighs ]

Nick: Look, I know you’re nervous. But it’s gonna be okay, whichever way it goes.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Thank you so much for being here. It really helps to have you by my side on the most important day of my life. And this baby’S.

Nick: [ Smooches ]

Sally: Okay, okay.

[ Exhales sharply ] We’re stalling.

[ Exhales heavily ] What do we do now? Your heart is the beat of life.

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Victoria: I realize that i might be putting you on the spot a little bit here, but I don’t think it would be the first time that you played one company against another company. So I have to ask you — are you working for someone else while you’re working for us?

Nate: Victoria —

Audra: It’s okay. It’s a fair question, and i respect you for asking it. But the answer is no. This is the first I’ve heard of anyone having assumed tucker’s debt.

Victoria: Alright. I’ll take your word for it. You’ll have to pardon me for being blunt. I had to ask the question after you decided to go rogue and reveal our plan to tucker.

Audra: I know I didn’t play it exactly the way you wanted.

Nate: But it did pay off. Tucker offered to sell the company to you because audra laid her cards on the table.

Victoria: Uh, yeah. Well, no argument there. It was risky, but it was very smart. I have a new mission for you, if you would like to continue to prove your loyalty around here.

Audra: I’m ready to help newman in any way I can. What do you want me to do?

Victoria: Find out who bought up tucker’s debt and why.

Adam: So, you need me to say something positive about all the newmans? You couldn’t help him with this?

Chelsea: This is tricky. I didn’t know what to say. We had to come up with some very clever words to describe jeff and anita.

Adam: A lot of euphemisms, I assume. Eccentric and quirky. Morally flexible.

Connor: So, how about your side of the tree, dad?

Adam: Okay. Did you do my mom yet?

Connor: Hope? Yep.

Adam: Kind, generous, strong. Those — those are good adjectives to describe her, yes.

Connor: So, what should I say about grandpa?

Adam: Mm. I would say that your grandfather is… he’s very committed to his family.

Connor: How about “tough” and “strong”? Because of his boxing.

Adam: Yes, he, um — he boxes. That’s great, yeah. Great. Uh, moving on. Who’s next? Nikki? Uh, I would say she’s tough, but fair.

Connor: How about aunt victoria?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Um, I would say my sister is, um, strong-willed.

Connor: How about abby?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Feisty? Spunky?

Chelsea: Yeah. I’d say, um, gutsy, loyal to her friends.

Connor: Next is uncle nick.

Chelsea: Well, I’d say he’s a really good man and has good intentions.

Adam: And he is A… good father.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Maybe the test is wrong. I mean, that happens, right? I mean, it isn’t 100% accurate, right?

Nick: I mean, it’s a reputable company, sally. So, it’s right there. You know, my dna is not a match for the baby’S. Adam’s the father. Look, we both knew this was always a possibility.

Sally: Yeah, no, I know. I mean, I accepted it in theory.

[ Voice breaking ] But this is like, very, very real. I mean, I’ve seen how this plays out, adam as the father. It’s — it’s not great.

Nick: You know, maybe he’ll be, uh, even-keeled or, uh, reasonable about it.

Sally: [ Exhales sharply ] When has adam ever been even-keeled about anything in his life?

[ Sighs ] How are you so calm and hopeful?

Nick: [ Sighs ] I mean, you don’t need to be stressed out about something that hasn’t happened yet. It’s just borrowing angst. You know, adam could surprise you. He could surprise all of us. He’S…done it before.

Sally: I just don’t know if I’m ready for any more surprises. I really wanted this baby to be yours.

Nick: So did I. But, you know, you’re having a baby. And that’s something that should be celebrated and cherished.

Sally: This changes everything, whether we want it to or not.

Nick: Sometimes change is good. But now you have all the facts, sally.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Nick: You got a very important decision to make.

Sally: [ Sniffles ]

[ Inhales sharply ] How do I tell adam?

[Tap tap]

Ashley: Table for one, please. Thank you.

Tucker: I understand that you’re enjoying this win over me. Why so cruel about it?

Ashley: Would you rather i pity you? I don’t think so. You’re way too proud for that. I walked away earlier so you could have some time and some space to process everything.

Tucker: I don’t need time or space to process anything. I need answers.

Ashley: Okay. I’ll give you answers. But first could I please get a cocktail and some food? All this corporate espionage has made me ravenous.

Chelsea: You are welcome to come over anytime you want, not just for homework help, but to hang out.

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Mm-hmm. Well, I think I might take you up on that, especially now since I have so much time on my hands now that I have quit jabot.

Chelsea: What? You actually did it? You took my advice?

Adam: Well, it’s a little more complicated than that, but, yes, your words got through to me. Um…I didn’t belong there.

Chelsea: Wow. Okay. So, what are you gonna do now?

Adam: Oh, you know, victor, uh, was all too happy to put on the full-court press of “I told you so” to get me to return to the family biz.

Chelsea: He offered you a job?

Adam: Kind of. He offered me something vague but promising in the near future.

Chelsea: Did you turn him down?

Adam: I told him that I would come back to newman if I could have victoria’s job.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ] Adam —

Adam: I know that he’ll never do it, but I had to give it another try.

Chelsea: You should think long and hard before you even consider taking a job, any kind of position at that company. Any time you work there, you end up miserable.

Adam: Well, ultimately, I was miserable at jabot. I mean, maybe misery is my destiny.

Chelsea: Don’t say that.

Adam: What?

Chelsea: Come on. Even if you’re joking. I’ve been down that hole before, you know, thinking happiness wasn’t a possibility for me. But I’ve learned nobody is destined for misery. You just have to do the work. Maybe some therapy, maybe change some behaviors, and then you can be happy.

Adam: I’m sorry. It was just a flippant comment.

Chelsea: No, I know. I just think beneath your flip cynicism, there’s a grain of truth. Maybe I haven’t said it enough, but there’s a lot of good in you, adam. I mean, look at our son. He’s the sweetest. He adores his dad. You are half of that family tree. You’re an amazing dad with an incredible kid. I mean, don’t let anything cloud that for you.

Adam: Yeah, no matter [Sighs] What is going on or gone wrong in my life, I mean, connor is always — he’s always a light. And I’m always gonna do my best for him, no matter what’s going on in my life.

Chelsea: I promise to do the same.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Sighs ]

Adam: It’s sally. I wonder what she could possibly want.

Chelsea: Well, don’t ignore her on my account.

Adam: Hello?

Sally: Hey. It’s me.

[ Exhales sharply ] I was curious if you were able to meet up today.

Adam: Uh, about what?

Sally: I really don’t want to get into it over the phone. I’M… I’m at the grand phoenix. I — I’ll explain everything whenever you get here. I’m jonathan lawson

Connor: Bye, dad. Thanks for the help.

Adam: I’ll come by tomorrow. I’ll see what kind of grade you got in that project, okay? I’ll see you.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: Hey.

Adam: Billy.

Billy: I was just about to knock. I, uh, just wanted to stop by. I got you a little something — that game you’ve been talking about, “god of war ragna–” “ragnarok”?

Connor: No way!

Chelsea: Oh, you better get in here with that. Your gaming limit still stands at one hour.

Billy: We will respect that, right? Yes?

Connor: Yeah. The game is single player only. Do you mind if I go first?

Billy: Absolutely. It’s your game.

Adam: All right, then. Have fun.

Chelsea: Cool.

Nick: Do you want me to be here when you tell him?

Sally: Thank you. The offer is very tempting, but I really don’t think it’s fair to adam to act like I need a buffer.

Nick: Even if I think you might need one?

Sally: Adam and I are looking at a lifelong connection now, so we both have to get used to dealing with each other on those terms.

Nick: Yeah, I was just talking about the first conversation. It could be a rough one.

Sally: I’ll be fine. I have to be.

[ Breathes deeply ]

Nick: And you’re absolutely sure you want to tell him right now?

Sally: Yeah, I can’t — I can’t put it off any longer and risk adam finding out in some other way. If that happened, it would just make everything that much worse. I have to tell him face-to-face.

Nick: I understand.

Sally: Look, I really hate to ask you to leave, but…

Nick: Nah, that’s okay. I’ll go.

Sally: Thank you. For everything. And for being you.

Nick: You’re welcome. After you tell him and, uh,if you need me, just call.

Sally: I will. And I hope that will continue to be the case.

Adam: Well, I got to say, i was a little surprised to get your call…and curious.

Sally: There’s no easy or clever way to say this, so I’m just gonna be simple and direct.

[ Breathes deeply ] I’m pregnant. And you’re the father.

Adam: Um… hate it when a car freshener hits you

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Ashley: I got to tell you, this was not an easy thing to pull off, but was it worth it.

Tucker: Yeah, I’m not particularly interested in how you acquired my debt. That’s done. Tell me your game plan now.

Ashley: You know, I suggest that you stop giving me orders, tucker. Or I’ll just call in that loan. And we both know you can’t pay it.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] And all this after I offered to sell my company to newman enterprises for you.

Ashley: For me? I thought you did it for you — ’cause you were a changed man and you wanted to walk away from all the trappings of that life. Isn’t that what you said?

Tucker: Those things are not mutually exclusive.

Ashley: Mm.

[ Chair legs scrape ]

Tucker: [ Sighs ] Why are you doing this? What is it you want? You want to just have power over me? Is that it?

Ashley: No. I have much bigger plans in mind.

Billy: Before we go play this game, remind me again — what is the — what is the goal?

Connor: Kratos and atreus take a journey through the nine realms searching for answers.

Billy: Ah. Yeah, I can relate to that.

Chelsea: Hmm. Speaking of video games, I just read this press release this morning that daniel romalotti is creating a video game division at chancellor-winters? I had no idea when we bumped into him that he was doing something so interesting.

Billy: Yeah, it sounds cool. But, you know, pr department at chancellor-winters is top-notch. They can make anything sound interesting.

Chelsea: True, but I can tell when a pr department is just blowing smoke. This actually sounded really fascinating. Besides, no offense, but, like, what do you really know about creating video games?

Connor: You didn’t even know about kratos and atreus’ journey.

Billy: Okay, fair point. You don’t have to gang up on me.

Chelsea: Oh, I’ll show you. Here’s, uh — here’s the press release. See? It’s interesting. I mean, I read another article last week about a different company creating video games that help people with depression and ptsd. It makes me think daniel’s omega sphere is actually something really special.

Connor: What’s omega sphere?

Chelsea: It’s a platform that creates video games that can actually really help people in real life. It intrigues me.

Connor: I think it’d be awesome if you worked for a video game company — and not just because I could get free stuff. It’d be cool if you could work on a game to help people who are depressed like you were.

Chelsea: Well, uh, you know, maybe I’ll talk to daniel about it. Maybe there’s a way I can get involved.

Victoria: Hey there.

Nick: Hi.

Victoria: Are you okay?

Nick: [ Breathes deeply ] The dna test came back. Adam’s the father. Sally’s telling him right now.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I’m so sorry. How are you doing?

Nick: [ Sighs heavily ] I didn’t know how I was gonna feel till the moment got here. It really sucks. I feel like I lost something that I never had in the first place. But sally and I are gonna get through this. You know, we’ve got something good. We’re gonna make it. I told her I thought I should be there when she told him.

Victoria: Do you think that that would be appropriate?

Nick: You’re probably right. I just need to wait until, uh, i hear from her that she told him. Do you have anything, uh, pressing that will distract me?

Victoria: Uh…yeah. As — as a matter of fact, I do. I have quite the surprising twist for you.

Sally: I know this is shocking, but I had to tell you. I’m gonna have this baby, and you deserve to know that you are his or her dad.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Um…his, uh…or her. Wow.

Sally: Yeah, it’s — it’s too early to know the sex, and i honestly don’t even know how i feel about finding out.

Adam: Um… well, hold on. Can you back up? When — when did you find out that you were pregnant?

Sally: I’ve known for a while. But I just found out that it was yours.

Adam: Okay, um… I-I really don’t mean to be insensitive, but how do you know, like, for sure? I assume you and nick, you know…

Sally: Yeah. Um, I had a paternity test that tested nick’s dna, and it ruled him out. You were the only other possibility.

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Breathes deeply ] Well, um…

[ Laughs ] I’m not sure what to say right now.

Sally: Well, just to be clear, this… this changes nothing, emotionally.

Adam: Sally, I disagree with that. This — yeah, I mean, this changes everything.

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Nate: Are you asking me what I think you’re asking me?

Audra: About you and victoria newman, the ceo? Yes. I was picking up some vibes.

Nate: Vibes?

Audra: Mm-hmm.

Nate: There’s nothing going on between me and victoria. We’ve known each other for a long time. We’re friends. We have a close work relationship.

Audra: Are you sure that’s all it is?

Nate: Yes, I am sure that’s all it is.

Audra: I’m glad — because striking up some kind of romantic thing would be risky and foolish, not just for you, but for the work environment in general, which includes me. And do I have to remind you that an office romance is what essentially got your predecessor ousted — sally being too close to the company leadership.

Nate: Audra, I am not interested in any kind of office romance. And do I have to remind you I am in a relationship with a woman i love. So whatever vibe you thought you were picking up on is a figment of your imagination.

Audra: Alright. You’ve convinced me.

Nate: So, let’s pretend we never had this conversation, okay?

Audra: If you insist.

Adam: Look, how could you think that this doesn’t change everything? I mean, did you just think that you were gonna deliver the news and that was it? Th-that I’m not gonna be part of this baby’s life? Because that — that’s not happening, sally, okay? I’m not gonna walk away from my kid. And — and if you think that you’re gonna fight me for custody and you could actually win —

Sally: No, adam, that’s not what I’m saying at all. At all. You are this baby’s father, and I’m not gonna deny my child a connection to you.

Adam: Well, then wh-what do you — what does that mean? Because, I mean, this is life-altering news, no matter how you look at it.

Sally: I just meant that this isn’t an opening for us to get back together.

[ Sighs ]

Adam: So, you’re — you’re not even gonna consider giving our baby a loving home with two parents because you’re still with nick?

Sally: This has nothing —

[ Exhales sharply ] This has nothing to do with nick. The reason that you and I aren’t together is not because of nick. It’s because of us. We agreed that our relationship had run its course.

Adam: That was the day that this baby was conceived, wasn’t it?

Sally: But it’s also the day that our relationship ended. We made peace with each other. We realized that there’s no future for us, and this baby does not change that very crucial fact.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Scoffs ]

Nick: How in the hell did someone buy up tucker’s debt before us? Who could possibly pull that off?

Victoria: I’m working behind the scenes to try to figure that out.

Nick: Is audra helping?

Victoria: She’s gonna talk to tucker and put their history to more good use.

Nick: Well, even if she can tell us what’s going on, without being able to use tucker’s debt as leverage, we can’t force him to sell his company to us.

Victoria: True, but the game is not over yet. I am not ready to admit defeat. And besides, dad is fully on board with us taking over mccall. First we just have to figure out who’s behind this and why. Is this somebody who’s trying to rescue tucker? Or is somebody trying to make a move against newman enterprises?

Tucker: I’m dying to hear this plan of yours.

Ashley: Yeah?

Tucker: Yeah.

Ashley: In due time. First, I need you to call off this deal with newman.

Tucker: Are you making me a better offer?

Ashley: Mm. Somebody is.

Tucker: You’re bringing in another player? I’m very impressed, ashley. Yes.

[ Chuckles ] That’s just the kind of brazen action I admire.

Ashley: Well, it wasn’t your admiration that was really the catalyst for this, tucker.

Tucker: So, instead of — of banishing me from your life, you decided to link us closer together.

[ Fingers tapping ] What’s going on in that beautiful head of yours?

Nick: You’re right. We need to get a solid bead on whoever bought up tucker’s debt, just in case it’s attack against us, so we can be prepared and on guard.

Victoria: Don’t worry. We will be.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Nick: This is sally. I got to take this. Hey.

Sally: It’s done.

Nick: You okay?

Sally: I will be.

Nick: I’ll be right there.

Sally: Okay. I’ll see you soon.

Nick: Okay. I got to go.

Victoria: Go.

Nick: Uh, keep me posted on the mccall stuff?

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Ashley: Mm, saved by the bell.

Tucker: Ah, it’s victoria. She can wait.

Ashley: Mm. I think you should talk to her. I’m not gonna tell you anything else right now anyway. So go ahead. Take that call. I’m sure victoria must be very disappointed to understand that she’s been outmaneuvered.

Tucker: Hi, victoria.

Victoria: I’m ready to negotiate.

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Chelsea: How’s it going in there?

Billy: Fantastic, but, you know, gamers got to hydrate.

Chelsea: Oh! So, you’re a gamer now?

Billy: I have no idea what’s going on in there. But connor’s really enjoying it, and it’s really, really nice to see that, you know? It, uh, lights him up.

Chelsea: Seeing how much joy it brings connor really makes me wonder how omega sphere could help other people, you know, not just in entertainment.

Billy: So, you’re really serious about working there?

Chelsea: Well, I don’t know. I mean, I don’t know what i would do there. Hopefully something substantial. Do you know anything more about the platform?

Billy: No, no. I am — I am out of the loop. But I do appreciate what daniel’s trying to build. And, uh, more importantly, connor’s right. His mom is an inspiration. It’s nice to see that look of excitement in your eye again.

Chelsea: Thanks. Though I sense a “but” coming.

Billy: You know, I think you just got to talk to your therapist, make sure it’s the right thing to do before you make any big decision.

Chelsea: I will. I’ll make sure I do that.

Billy: Okay. Sounds like a plan.

Chelsea: Ah. Well, I hate to do this, but connor’s gaming time is up.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] You want me to be the bad cop?

Chelsea: Oh, please, by all means.

Billy: Connor! Time’s up! Game’s over! Let’s go!

Connor: Oh, come on! Please?

Chelsea: Connor, come on out here, please.

Connor: [ Groans ]

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Connor: [ Sighs ] What are we going to do now?

Chelsea: Don’t you have more homework?

Connor: Yeah.

Chelsea: Alright, well, uh, billy and I can head downstairs if we’re a distraction so you can finish your homework. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll bring you back up a treat? Fair compromise?

Connor: Okay. Thanks for the cool game.

Billy: Absolutely.

Connor: You’re the best.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ] I agree.

Victoria: Please come in. Have a seat. Thank you so much for stopping by on such short notice. I just figured, why put it off, right? We’re talking about making the deal of a lifetime here.

Tucker: Yeah. I’m sorry to bring bad news, but…

Victoria: Oh. Well, what is that?

Tucker: Um, I’m not gonna be able to negotiate a purchase of my company due to [Chuckles] Unforeseen circumstances.

Victoria: I already know about an outsider buying up all of your debt, but that shouldn’t affect your decision to sell mccall unlimited to newman.

Tucker: That’s where you’re wrong. Everything in my life is in flux right now.

Chelsea: Maybe I should start playing some of connor’s video games, you know? Familiarize myself with the world, learn the stages, the rewards, all that stuff.

Billy: Hey, why not? You know, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Plus, when you figure it out, you can explain to me what’s going on.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ] Adam. Are you okay? What’s wrong?

Adam: Nothing, um… nothing should be wrong right now, but, um…everything is.

[ Exhales heavily ]

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Sally: [ Exhales sharply ]

Nick: You okay?

Sally: Sure. I haven’t opened it yet.

Nick: You said you were going crazy waiting.

Sally: Yeah, I-I…

[ Sighs ] It just… it was so fast. I didn’t think the paternity test results were going to be until tomorrow, and now they’re here, and I’m just… I’m not ready.

Nick: Sally, this is a good thing. Trust me, all this anxiety you’re feeling will go away. There won’t be any more what-ifs, any more questions. You’ll have all the answers you need.

Sharon: Aww, well, that sounds like a very exciting valentine’s day, faith. You know, even mariah and tessa didn’t go all out this year because so much of their focus is on delphine. Yes, she is the potential birth mother, and she could give birth any moment now. Well, they’ve decided to focus on the positive and not worry about the birth mother having a change of heart. Well, I hope that you can come home for a bit when they bring the baby back here. Yeah, they are about to discover how much a baby can change your life.

Sally: Yeah, I-I get what you’re saying. It’ll be good to have some certainty in the whole uncertain process, but I’m just nervous.

Nick: Yeah. Listen, no matter what happens, it’s going to be okay. I’ll be here for you no matter what.

Sally: Thank you. I know I can always count on you.

Nick: Yeah. Okay, so, are you ready to get the results?

Sally: Yeah, I just have to open the file. I just really don’t want to do it here in public. I don’t trust my reaction. I’d rather just go back to my place, sit down, and just read the thing.

Nick: Yeah, I-I get it. Good idea. I’ll — I’ll get the food, and we’ll get out of herE.

Sally: Wait, wait. Can we just — can we just sit for one more minute and be normal? Just for a little while longer.

Nick: Look, I understand the instinct to want to keep things the same, but, sally, you wanted to know the baby’s paternity to alleviate any anxiety. It’s going to be okay. This is one small step in a lifelong journey.

Sally: I don’t know. I just want to stay in the not-knowing just for a little longer. You know, I just want to mentally prepare for either outcome.

Sharon: Nick, I just got a text from mariah and tessa.

Nick: Oh, what’s happening?

Sharon: Delphine is going into labor, and it’s not braxton hicks. This is the real deal. They are about to be moms any minute. Isn’t that wonderful news?

Nick: It is. We are thrilled for them — and for you. Make sure you keep me updated, okay?

Sharon: Yeah, I will. They’ve just wanted to be parents for so long, and now it’s finally here. I will definitely keep you in the loop, and — oh, that’s faith texting me back. I accidentally hung up on her when I got the message. Excuse me. Faith, hi. I’m sorry about that, but I have good news.

Nick: Did all that baby talk unnerve you?

Sally: Yeah. Yeah. It’s just a reminder of what’s to come. You know, 10 hours of labor or more. But, you know, I don’t have the same circle of support that mariah and tessa have, so…

Nick: That’s not true. You have me — and chloe.

Sally: It’s just hard to make a circle of support of two people. And I really highly doubt your family will be lining up to throw me a baby shower.

Nick: Yeah. What about your family or your sister?

Sally: I haven’t talked to coco in a while, and even though I’m close with my grams, I haven’t told her what’s going on. I just — I haven’t been ready to face all their questions.

Nick: That’s another reason why it’s time to find out some answers.

[ Door buzzes ]

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Nick: [ Sighs ] You, uh… you got to try and relax. I know it’s tough, but take as much time as you need, and you do it when you’re ready.

Sally: Thank you.

Nick: Are you, uh, hungry? Do you want any of this food?

Sally: Not right now.

Nick: Okay. How about, uh, some music, maybe something soothing?

Sally: Sure.

Nick: Hey, come here. Come sit down. You are making yourself so tense.

Sally: It’s a really tense situation.

Nick: I know. I know. But I told you, everything’s going to be okay. Alright? So just close your eyes. Take a deep breath.

Sally: [ Inhales deeply ]

[ Exhales slowly ]

[ Inhales deeply ]

[ Exhales slowly ] Okay. I’m ready.

Nick: Yeah?

Sally: Yeah. Yeah, let’s do this.

Nick: Alright.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] Yeah, okay. Alright, I’m going to log in to my account.

Nick: You remember the password?

Sally: Yeah, “the future.”

Nick: “Future” is appropriate.

[ Chuckles ] There’s 0% possibility that nick newman is the father.

Sally: I-I — I don’t know what that means.

Nick: It means adam’s the father.

Sally: Yeah. [ Sighs ] It just doesn’t make sense.

Nick: It’s right there, sally, in black and white. It’s going to be fine.

Sally: Well, then there’s — there’s no more stalling. I have to tell adam… now.

[ Cellphone vibrating ]

Adam: Oh, this is just what I need right now.

Victor: We need to talk, son.

Adam: I have to take this. Sally? Are you there, sally?

Sally: I need to see you. Where are you? Are you free?

Adam: Right now?

Sally: If that’s possible.

Adam: Uh, yeah. Uh, yeah, for you, uh, definitely. I’m — I’m — I’m at society.

Victor: Son, we need to talk.

Sally: Is that victor? It sounds like a bad time.

Adam: No, it’s — it’s fine. Just, uh — just come here. I’ll be the one at the end of the bar.

Sally: Would you mind meeting me at my room at the grand phoenix?

Adam: What’s going on?

Sally: I would rather not tell you over the phone. I will be here.

Adam: Alright, I’m on my way. I’m sorry. Uh, I have to run.

Victor: Son, desperation does not become you.

Adam: What makes you think I’m desperate?

Victor: Son, you’re leaving everything at the drop of the hat just because a woman called. Have some self-respect, man.

Adam: Okay, we can talk all about respect later. Right now, sally comes first.

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]

[ Sighs ] Adam will be here any minute.

Nick: Yeah, I’d, uh, like to stay.

Sally: Uh… no, I-I think your presence will just agitate adam.

[ Sighs ]

Nick: I think he’s going to be freaked out no matter what, sally. And I want to be here — not for any territorial reasons. I just… I want to be here for you.

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: What is — what is this? Hey baby, it’s us huggies.

Nick: Why don’t you come in?

Adam: Didn’t realize when i was being summoned that this was going to be a group event. So what’s going on?

Sally: [ Sighs ] I have some news that I need to share with you.

Adam: Come on. I already know that you guys are a couple. I don’t need a formal proclamation. And if you’re engaged, i really — I-I don’t need to know that information, okay?

Nick: Just hear her out.

Adam: Don’t tell me what to do.

Sally: Okay, stop. Stop. I’m pregnant.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Was this your idea, nick? Show me what a big man you are? You invite me here, “hey, I knocked up your ex.”

Sally: Nick is not the father. You are.

Adam: It’s a bab– it’s — it’s our baby? I’M… how are you? Are you okay? Have you gone to the doctor? Is everything okay?

Sally: Yes, everything is fine. I’m fine. The baby is fine. They’re just monitoring my blood pressure, but that’s normal.

Adam: Oh, I mean, what’s wrong with it? Is it too high, or is it too low?

Sally: Okay, it’s nothing you need to worry about, okay? I have it all under control. I’ve been doing all of the right things.

Adam: I — I don’t doubt that. Of course, you would put the baby’s health above everything else.

Nick: Dr. Chandler is the best. She’s been looking out for both of them. I’ve been to a few of the appointments for support.

Adam: Of course you did.

Sally: This is the last thing that I wanted was to be caught between two brothers.

Adam: Okay, look, um, I would really like to talk to you about this — alone. Can you give us that, nick?

Nick: Whatever sally wants.

Sally: I just — I really need some air.

[ Sighs, sniffles ] Would you care to join me?

[ Door opens ]

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: So, how are you feeling? I mean, really.

Sally: A little scared.

Adam: Well, that’s — that’s understandable.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Well, you, uh — you look great. You know, you have that, uh — that glow.

Sally: Yeah, well, I was pretty sick in the beginning. I wasn’t exactly glowing. But, um, I’m better now.

Adam: I’m sorry that you had to go through that. Glad that nick was there to help.

Sally: Are you really?

Adam: Well, um…I’m glad that somebody was there, not that it was him. But now you — you have me to lean on. Uh… so how long — how long have you known about this?

Sally: Since new year’S.

[ Sighs ] But I wasn’t sure.

[ Sniffles ]

Adam: And you’re certain that it’s mine because…?

Sally: I got a dna test, and I compared the baby’s dna with a sample from nick.

Adam: And if it wasn’t mine, would you have told me that there was a possibility that it was? Diabetes can serve up a lot of questions,

Sally: [ Sighs ] I really don’t want to get into hypotheticals.

Adam: Boy or girl? Have they told you?

Sally: Not yet. Just the paternity.

Adam: Well, if it’s a girl, um, I hope she has your beauty and intelligence and passion.

Sally: And what do you hope she gets from you?

Adam: My sardonic wit.

Sally: God, I hope not.

[ Chuckles ]

Adam: And my chin. You know, I have — I have a good, strong chin.

Sally: You do.

Adam: Oh, a daughter. Wow, I would — I want to build her things, you know?

Sally: Like what? A dollhouse?

Adam: Tree house, maybe. You know, make it — make it huge. Like an aircraft carrier and just deck it out with levers and pulleys. Really elaborate, you know?

Sally: [ Chuckles ] That’s so funny. I-I always wanted a tree house as a kid. You know, a place to call my own. But we were always on the road when I was little. It’s actually really nice to think of raising a kid in one place.

Adam: Well, I would make sure that you two have the perfect home. Plenty of room. And connor would love to have a sister.

Sally: Wait, what if it’s a boy?

Adam: A boy? Sure. Sure. Connor would love to have a little brother that he could boss around. Another son. Me and my boys. I’d like that. That sounds good.

Sally: I really like seeing you like this. That’s how you were when we first got together.

Adam: I’m always like this. You know, sometimes you just have to look a little harder. But it’s always me. I’m right here. And, sally, I will always be right here for you. Okay, I know that I’ve asked you this, and I’m going to ask you again for everything that it means to our child. Marry me.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Sally. Look. I am sorry if all of this seems abrupt. You– you’ve had weeks to live with this news. I’m just discovering it for the first time. So my mind is racing, but my heart is steady. I know what’s right, and I know what I want.

Sally: Which is?

Adam: [ Sighing ] I don’t really believe in destiny or — or fate or any of those old ideas, but you and I, our paths, they keep crossing, our lives, they’re — they’re intertwined. A-a-and now that connection isn’t temporary. We’re permanently joined through this child. I have never loved anyone the way that I have loved you, I’ve never known anyone who is like you. I mean, you understand me, and I understand you. And I blew it. I hurt you. And I’ve wished over and over again that I could take that back and I could have a do-over. Okay, that last night that we were together, it was heartbreaking. I think we both could feel the pain of what I had broken. But look what came of it — a new life. That feels like destiny. Like our destiny, to be a family like neither one of us had growing up, one that’s not broken. I can’t undo the pain that I have caused you. But I hope you can see now that we are meant to be. And that night that we thought was the end was just the beginning.

Sally: [ Sighs ] This was a mistake. We can’t be here.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Nick and sharon chuckle ] I thought you were back at the hotel.

Nick: Yeah, I just wanted to stretch my legs, so I came back to get another cup of coffee. How did it go? Are you okay?

Sharon: You do seem flustered.

Nick: Do you want to sit down?

Sally: I’m fine.

Sharon: Why don’t you sit down? I’ll go get some water.

Nick: What’s going on?

Adam: What is going on?

Nick: I’m just trying to convince her to sit down and get some rest.

Adam: What — what is this?

Nick: What is what, adam? We’re together. This news doesn’t change anything.

Adam: No, no, this changes everything. Are you — are you really telling me you don’t care that the baby is mine?

Nick: I don’t care at all, alright, and you need to understand that. It’s like I love christian as much as I love my other kids.

Adam: When — when I allowed you to raise christian, I was in a different point in my life. This is my baby with sally, and I’m not just going to sit on the sidelines, okay? I will be damned if you think that I’m just going to step aside.

Nick: Nobody’s asking you to step aside, but we’re together. You’re not going to use this baby to try and get her back.

Adam: This is how it started with sage and christian.

Nick: No, it didn’T. You are misremembering the situation to make yourself out as a victim yet again. Oh, poor adam.

Sharon: Okay, why don’t we all come down?

Adam: I just want to be a father to this child, and you will not stop me.

Nick: Nobody’s trying to stop you.

Adam: This is what they’re going to do, sally. They will try to take your baby. A newman heir.

Sally: Who’s “they”?

Adam: Nick and my father. My father. He hates you. He hates the idea of you. He compiled a dossier with every mistake that you have ever made.

Sharon: Okay, adam, this really isn’t necessary.

Adam: Okay, they’re going to take your baby, and they’re going to give it to the golden boy, nick, just like they did with christian.

Nick: That’s enough. That’s enough.

Adam: It’s true. He took my son, he took my life, and he’s going to take our baby.

Nick: That is not going to happen. But she is the mother of this baby, and we are together.

Adam: Oh, my god. Because of a mistake that i made. You took the woman that I love. You have a job at newman that you don’t even want. You have christian, but you’re not going to take this baby. If you don’t want to be with me, you can stay with nick, but you will not take my child.

[ Heart beating ]

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Nick: Sally. Everything’s going to be okay, alright? So just close your eyes. Take a deep breath.

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]

[ Inhales ]

[ Exhales slowly ] Okay. I’m ready.

Nick: Yeah?

Sally: Yeah. Yeah, let’s do this.

Nick: Alright.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] Okay. I’m just logging in to my account.

Nick: You remember your password?

Sally: [ Sighs ] “The future.”

Nick: “The future.” It’s appropriate.

Sally: There’s a 99.9% possibility that nick newman is the father.

Nick: Let’s go.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Oh, thank god.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ]

Nick: Let’s go celebrate. Are you feeling better? The morning sickness is alright?

Sally: Yeah, right now.

Nick: Then celebratory lunch. No champagne for you, though.

Sally: Yeah, I’m starving. I have been too stressed out to even think about food, so —

Nick: Well, you’re eating for two now, so let’s go. Hey. We’re going to be parents.

Adam: You know where I stand. If you really want me back, give me victoria’s job. Otherwise, there’s nothing to discuss.

Victor: Son, you’re being unreasonable.

Sally: Um… why don’t we go somewhere else? ‘Cause I would rather not to either of them.

Nick: Normally, I would agree with you, but I don’t want to let them ruin our mood. In fact, I think we should just rip the bandage off and tell them right now.

Sally: I don’t know. I feel like we should just revel in this by ourselves for longer.

Nick: Yeah, but then you’re going to be worried about how we’re going to break the news. Let’s just get it over with. Trust me.

Sally: Alright, let’s do this.

Victor: Son, you don’t even have a plan.

Sally: Excuse me.

Adam: Sally?

Sally: [ Sighs ] Nick and I have some news. We are going to have a baby.

Adam: [ Scoffs ] You’ve taken everything from me, and now you’ve made sure that your hold over her lasts a lifetime. Good for you, nick. Good for you.

Nick: Really? You’re going to make this about you. About us? There’s no happiness at all for sally?

Adam: You’re making a mistake, okay? I’ve seen the tension on your face lately. You have been desperately worried about something, and I’m guessing that this is it. I mean, there’s been no joy, no sense of excitement to start a life with nick.

Sally: The only tension that I’ve been feeling is because of this, telling you, knowing that you wouldn’t be happy for us, that you would take the news as some sort of personal insult and that you would use it to try and hurt me in some way.

Adam: That is not what I’m doing. I am trying to spare you more pain. He’s never going to love you the way that I do. You know that. I mean, has he ever said it, those three little words, “I love you”?

Nick: That is enough.

Adam: Well, congratulations on becoming your grandfather again. You’re gonna make a wonderful mother. I’ve always known that.

Victor: Son, you are making a mistake.

Nick: How can I be making a mistake, dad? I get to be a father again.

Victor: How do you even know it’s your child?

Nick: We have paternity test results to prove it.

Victor: Oh, wow. She had a dna test. That should tell you everything, shouldn’t it, son? She wants you to make a commitment, right? Well, congratulations, young lady. I remember you coming to town without anything. Nothing. Now you’ve got the big prize, the eldest newman boy, right?

Nick: Don’t talk to her like that. She is the mother of your next grandchild. If you care about family, you will respect her.

Victor: And what if I don’t?

Sally: Okay, enough, alright? Let’s go. Please.

Nick: You better get on board with this, or you will never know this child. -Nope -c’mon him?

Sharon: Hey, you’re back.

Nick: Yeah. Any updates from mariah and tessa?

Sharon: No, not yet. I just didn’t expect you back here so soon because you tore out of here earlier, looking like you had some plans.

Sally: Uh, we did, actually, but we came back so we could celebrate with something sweet.

Sharon: What are we celebrating?

Nick: Sally’s pregnant. We’re having a baby. I get to be a father again.

Sharon: That’s wonderful. Mariah and tessa’s baby will have a playmate. They’ll grow up together. Doesn’t that sound nice?

Nick: See? We’re going to have a circle of support.

Sally: Oh, that reminds me. I have to call my sister and grams because I’ve waited long enough.

Sharon: How do you really feel about it, nick?

Sally: I know, coco. I have been terrible about keeping in touch, but I’m hoping the reason that I’m calling will give us a good excuse to stay in communication. I’m pregnant.

[ Chuckles ] What? No, no, no. The baby’s not adam’S. Wow, really has been a long time since we’ve talked. Um, nick is the father. Yes. Yeah, uh, adam’s brother. Yeah, that part is awkward, but, um, I mean, you know, everything’s great. I’m really happy and nick is happy and everything is perfect.

Nick: I am happy. I really am. You know I love being a dad.

Sharon: Yeah, I know you do, but this situation, nick, seems a little tricky.

Nick: Ah, we’ll get through it. I’m really looking forward to it.

Sharon: To a newborn? I thought that we were past that phase in our lives. The only newborns we’d be dealing with were our grandchildren.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Obviously, it wasn’t planned, but I think it’s going to be great. I think christian’s going to love this. He’s going to have a little sibling to boss around.

Sharon: Mm. And what about summer? How does she feel about this?

Nick: She doesn’t know yet, but I’m betting she’s going to have an issue with it, but she’ll get over it.

Sharon: I can think of a few other people who won’t deal with it well — victor and adam.

Nick: They both do know. Obviously, they don’t like it. Dad thinks that sally’s just trying to trap me, and adam says I’ll never be able to love sally as much as he does. So it was real fun talking to them.

Sharon: Do you?

Nick: Do I what?

Sharon: Do you love her?

Nick: I mean, I love being with her. We are having a blast. She’s amazing and fun. She really gets me.

Sharon: That’s not an answer, nick. Do you love her?

Nick: I mean, it’s not love, but I don’t think that matters.

Sharon: Of course it does.

Nick: Sharon, we’re both going into this with our eyes wide open. I’ve explained to her that we are going to go through this together, whether we’re a couple or not. Do we have what it takes to last? I don’t know. In all honesty, probably not. But sally’s smart and pragmatic. She’s not expecting a fairy tale. I mean, right, sally? We know where we stand with each other, and that’s okay. The only thing that matters is the baby.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Heart beating ]

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Nick: You okay?

Sally: Yeah, you know how people talk about their lives flashing before their eyes?

Nick: Is that what’s happening with you right now?

Sally: I don’t know. I mean, I’m just considering a lot of possibilities. You know, once we open these results, our lives are going to change. And maybe adam’s, too. It’s going to affect our families, people who love us, people who don’t, and I’m — I’m not even taking into consideration the baby, the most important person in this whole thing. He or she is going to have to be loved and accepted no matter what.

Nick: Well, of course, the baby’s going to be loved.

Sally: I know. I just want to be happy about this baby like mariah and tessa are. I want to be excited and eager. I just — all I feel is worry.

Nick: Sally, I think that’s pretty common for a first-time parent. You know, there’s a lot to worry about. A lot? And like I said before, you got to get through all of that before you get totally happy. But it will happen.

Sally: Would you prefer a boy or a girl?

Nick: I don’t care.

Sally: But if you had to choose?

Nick: I mean it. I don’t care. Each one is perfect and amazing. I would just pray for health.

Sally: Would you treat them differently? Like, if it was a boy, would you teach them how to play sports like a coach?

Nick: I coach all my kids in every sport, whether they’re a boy or girl.

Sally: Would you build them things? Like a tree house?

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Right. Uh, I’m not great at building things, but I have a lot of contractor buddies who’ll give us a great price.

[ Both chuckle ] Look, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. We don’t even know if this boy or girl is going to want a tree house. It’s been my experience, each time a kid is born, they have their own unique personality that’s all their own.

Sally: Yeah. I just — I don’t know. I like imagining different possibilities. Like, is the baby going to have my eyes and your…chin? Or my sense of style and your sense of direction?

Nick: We don’t know which traits it’s going to inherit, right? I mean, it’s fun to speculate, but it’s all just guesswork. The only thing I know for sure is this baby is going to be loved and accepted no matter what that test result says.

Sally: Okay.

[ Sighs ] I’m ready.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I’m just logging into my account.

Nick: Do you remember your password?

Sally: [ Sighs ] “The future.”

[ Sighs ] Theo’s nose was cause for alarm, so dad brought

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Chloe: Hey! My brilliant partner. What a day we’re having.

Sally: I know. I’m very excited that we heard from jill, too, but we can’t get too ahead of ourselves because she said she just wants to discuss our proposal further. We don’t have a contract yet.

Chloe: I know, but she didn’t say “hard pass,” which would bring us right back to square one. Instead, she said that she will think about it, which means that we’re one step closer to working with chancellor-winters.

Sally: Okay. Yeah. No, you’re right.

Chloe: Come on. Our glass is half full, and that is worth celebrating.

Sally: Yeah, I’m definitely up for some girl time, but i don’t really know if I’m in the mood for, like, a full-on celebration.

Chloe: Yeah, um, I know. I’m sorry. I know you have a lot on your mind.

Sally: Yeah. When you’re waiting on pins and needles to find out who the father of your baby is, it’s kind of really hard to focus on anything else, except for how the news is gonna go over with the dad and his family. And then, you know, there’s the whole part of not even knowing what my life is gonna look like or my baby’s life. But, you know, other than that, I’m fine.

[ Chuckles ]

Daniel: Thank you for the bracelet. It means a lot.

[ Sniffles ] Now, I want you to know that there is no way I could ever, ever forget about you. Even when I was struggling and incapable of being the kind of father that you deserve, I have always loved you. And I always will because you are the most important thing in my life. You are the light that helped lead me out of the darkness because you shine so bright.

Lucy: Do you really mean that?

Daniel: Every single word. You can trust me when I say that I will never, ever go back to being that guy that lets you down. And I know it’s gonna take a lot of work for me to earn your trust back. But I promise I will be here for whatever you need. I am completely committed to being a more involved father, one that you can be proud of. And I — I want you to know that I will always, always be available for talks, texts, e-mails, video chats, you know, whatever it is, any day, no matter the time zone. Even with an ocean in between us, I am still your dad. And I’ll be holding you close to my heart every single day.

Lucy: Sorry.

Daniel: [ Sighs heavily ]

[ Chuckles ] There’s no need to be sorry. That was the best hug I’ve gotten all day.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Sniffles ] Uh…

Heather: Why don’t you go get your backpack and your phone.

Lucy: Okay. Um, I’ll be right back.

Daniel: Thank you for giving us that time alone together. We needed it. I needed it.

Heather: Of course. And now I need to say a few things to you.

Devon: Hey, christine. Come on in. Thanks for meeting me.

Christine: No problem. Hi, abby. Good to see you.

Abby: Always good to see you, too. Um, dominic’s sleeping upstairs, so I’m gonna go keep an eye on him so you two can talk in private.

Devon: Okay. Appreciate it.

Abby: Yeah.

Devon: [ Sighs ] Well, i appreciate you agreeing to represent me in this lawsuit to get hamilton-winters back. I’ve gone ahead and signed the letter of engagement and handled your retainer, so…

Christine: Okay. Well, I appreciate you doing that.

Devon: Yeah.

Christine: Uh, first, I just have a vital question for you, and I’m really hoping you’ll consider it before we move any further.

Adam: You said that there’s always a place for me in the family business. You claim you want me back in the fold. So, now you know what it would take to get me there. You remove victoria as ceo of newman enterprises and you install me instead.

Victor: You know, part of me admires your chutzpah. It’s a brazen request. Or should I call it an ultimatum?

Adam: You can call it whatever you like. But the reality is, after all the effort that you put in to get me out of jabot, including using jack’s son to dig up dirt on me, now is your chance to show me how far you are willing to go to get me back.

Victoria: Mom and dad are unavailable this morning, so I’ll have to bring them up to speed. But I have some very big news to share.

Nick: It must be something good. You are very excited.

Victoria: Well, it was surprising, to say the least. Tucker came to me and offered to sell his company to newman outright.

Nate: He did what?

Nick: Just like that? Why?

Victoria: He claimed that he was ready to get out of the game.

Nick: “Claimed” being the operative word. I highly doubt tucker just up and decided he didn’t want to run his empire anymore and wants to serve it to you on a platter. Even if the offer is genuine, you have to question the motive.

Tucker: Hey. May I come in?

Ashley: Yes.

Tucker: [ Clears throat ] Ah, it’s beautiful out today. It’s a lot warmer than it normally is this time of year.

Ashley: Oh, yeah? Hadn’t really noticed.

Tucker: Yes.

Ashley: What’s going on?

Tucker: So, um, I promised to show you that I’m a changed man — yes? — That I’m hoping to — to start a new life with you in it.

Ashley: I remember you made that declaration. Did you make it happen already?

Tucker: Yeah. Yeah, I did.

Ashley: Really?

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] I’m wiping the slate clean. I’m selling mccall unlimited… ’cause there’s nothing i wouldn’t do to prove myself to you. -What’s he doing? -He’s cleaning the trash cans.

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Chloe: I know how difficult this has been for you. And I give you a ton of credit for getting the paternity test done. It was the right thing to do.

Sally: What if it turns out that adam really is the father?

Chloe: Well, the law of averages says it’s most likely nick’s baby. But no matter what the test says, you are going to have a beautiful little baby. It is going to bring you so much love, more than you ever knew existed. Do you know how precious that’s going to be? And I know you’re gonna be an incredible mom.

Sally: You really think so?

Chloe: I know so. And our interior design venture is going to be wildly successful. Everyone who is anyone is going to want to work with us — and not just here in genoa city — all over the country. Scratch that. All over the world.

Sally: Well, that would be a dream come true.

Chloe: Never stop believing.

Sally: You’re pretty amazing. You know that?

Chloe: [ Chuckles ] Well, it’s just who I am.

Sally: No, I’m serious. You’ve been a really good friend to me. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve had a best friend like you.

Chloe: [ Chuckles ] Well, I was recently reminded that when you care about a friend, you let them know. So, this is me letting you know, no matter what, rain or shine, you can always count on me.

[ Both laugh ]

Daniel: What did you want to say to me?

Heather: Um, first of all, I — I can see that lucy gave you her bracelet.

Daniel: Yeah. She insisted.

Heather: I’m sure she explained the significance of it before giving it to you?

Daniel: She did. She did. I’m just glad that she felt like she could open up to me. And then she gave me a chance to respond. You know, I told her that I am fully committed to being a better father and I’m in a much better place now and [Inhales sharply] You know, that I was ready to be a much bigger part of her life.

Heather: And how’d she respond?

Daniel: It wasn’t an easy conversation, but it was good.

Heather: Well, I did notice a distinct lack of tension when i entered. So I’m — I’m happy. It seems like you guys had a chance to talk and like you made some progress. Um, the thing that I wanted to talk to you about is — is just that I hope that you proceed with caution.

Daniel: [ Sighs ] You don’t have to warn me how to behave with my own daughter.

Heather: I’m not trying to offend you, okay? It’s just that I know how hard you’ve worked to turn your life around. And I know how badly you want to reconnect with lucy. And she wants that, too. But that — that poor girl has been hurting for a long time now.

Daniel: I know. You don’t have to keep telling me.

Heather: I just need you to realize how vulnerable, how confused she’s been after everything that’s happened. And, daniel, I’m — I’m begging you, please do not push for more than she’s ready to give. Lucy is not in the same place you are. And if you push too hard too soon, it could backfire. And I would really, really hate that for both of you.

[ Knock on door ]

Lucy: I’m back!

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

Heather: Um, we should probably get going. Your — your granddad is counting the minutes.

Daniel: Have fun with paul and christine.

Heather: We’ll be sure to see you again before we leave town.

Lucy: Bye for now, dad.

Daniel: Bye, luce.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Hey.

Lily: Daniel. Hey. Um, I was hoping that we could chat about omega sphere today. Do you have time?

Daniel: Uh…how about now? Uh, are — are you free? I could really use a friendly shoulder.

Lily: Yeah, sure. Um, I’m on my way.

Devon: There you go.

Christine: Thank you.

Devon: Sure.

Christine: If this is really something you want, I promise i will build the best possible case on your behalf, but there are no guarantees. And to take your own sister and chancellor-winters to court, it just comes at a steep emotional price.

Devon: Oh, believe me, I’m — I’m aware of that.

Christine: So, you are absolutely sure that you want to go through with this?

Devon: I’ve given lily and jill just about every opportunity in the world to change their minds about selling hamilton-winters back to me. And I really believed they would change their minds, considering they know what it represents to me and how invested I am in it.

Christine: And you’ve tried to make them see this from your point of view?

Devon: Oh, my gosh, yeah, over and over again I have. And they still refuse to do it. So I don’t think I’m being the unreasonable one here. I think that they’ve backed me into a corner and they’re gonna feel the consequences of that. Liberty mutual customizes your car insurance so you

Lily: Hey.

Daniel: Hey.

Lily: What’s going on?

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ] Lucy and heather are in town.

Lily: What? Why didn’t you tell me they were here?

Daniel: I had no idea. They just showed up out of the blue. I got back to my hotel room last night, and heather was in here. And I got this rush of hope. She told me how impressed she was with me after all the — the progress I’ve made.

Lily: Well, that’s great news, right?

Daniel: Yeah, well, I thought so. Instead, she tells me that it’s over between us and that she’s fallen for another guy.

Lily: [ Sighs ] Daniel, I’m — I’m really sorry.

Daniel: Mm. It gets better. Went to breakfast with my daughter this morning. Afterward, lucy tells me how bad I’ve hurt her. It just felt like I had a fist squeezing my heart tighter and tighter with every word. That’s my sweet little girl, you know?

[ Sniffles ] She’s all sad and sad and hurt because of me.

Lily: That must have been really hard.

Daniel: You know, I told her about the game, about how she was the inspiration for the whole thing. So I guess the conversation did kind of turn into a bit of a heart-to-heart. She gave me this.

Lily: That’s sweet.

[ Chuckles ]

Daniel: But her walls are still a mile high. I get it. Can’t blame her. I don’t know if we’ll ever get things back to the way they were before between the two of us. And heather — [ Scoffs ] Ahh, whatever chances I thought I had at fixing that relationship, man, those are gone.

Ashley: I didn’t see that one coming.

Tucker: But you can’t be surprised, right? Because I told you that I was gonna move on as soon as possible.

Ashley: You’re actually selling your company?

Tucker: Yeah. Yeah. In fact, I’ve, uh — I’ve already reached out to victoria and asked her to make me an offer. And I assume she’s gonna consult with her father and the rest of the newman circle.

Ashley: Just gonna let it all go like that, huh?

Tucker: Yeah. No, but I’m — I’m excited. I’m — I’M… I want to make it happen.

Ashley: Okay. Yeah? Maybe you’re ready, you know, to embrace the future without mccall. Then again, given your financial situation, you didn’t have much of a choice, did you? Well, your back’s against the wall.

Tucker: That’s a mighty big presumptive leap on your part.

Ashley: Tucker, please. So, it wasn’t a strategic move to sell to newman before they took on your debt? I mean, this way, they have all the leverage they need to call all the shots, right? It does hinder an embarrassing situation from becoming so much more embarrassing.

Nate: I think I can shed some light on tucker’s actions and motives.

Victoria: You can?

Nate: Well, I was about to tell you what I found out last night. That was before tucker interrupted us. After I enlisted audra to suss out what tucker did and didn’t know, she realized we had a problem. So she decided to tell tucker our plans to buy up his debt.

Victoria: [ Scoffs ]

Nick: She took it upon herself to make that call?

Nate: I reacted negatively, too, initially, but audra knows tucker probably better than anyone in this room, and she was certain it was the right move to make.

Victoria: That’s interesting. Dad suggested the same thing himself. His inclination was to tell tucker directly and watch how he’d react.

Nate: Audra said the man was completely rattled, even though he tried to hide it. It sounds to me like tucker saw the futility of a fight and he folded. He’s making this move before we can force him to sell for less.

Nick: What do you think, vick? How do you want to proceed?

Victoria: First of all, i need to tell our father, of course. But I think that we should stick to our original plan, despite this new development. And secondly, if tucker’s game is to make this as painless as possible for himself, we don’t have to oblige, do we?

Nate: Makes sense to me.

Victoria: So we move forward. We assume all of his debt, and then we have the upper hand in all of the negotiations.

Nick: I’m just not sure about that. If we buy up all his debt, we’re basically throwing tucker’s offer right back into his face. Tucker may decide to dig his heels in and adopt a scorched-earth policy. And there’s just no telling how much damage a furious tucker will do on his way out the door.

Victoria: Yes, that’s a very good point, and I’m gonna definitely keep that in mind. But my instinct is telling me that this is the right thing to do, and I have no doubt that dad would agree with me.

Victor: I mean, I don’t know how often I have to tell you that, but my desire to make you feel valued is genuine. But removing your sister, my daughter, from her position as ceo of newman — that’s out of the question. I can’t do that.

Adam: Well, then, there it is. Nice talking to you. It looks like we’re done here.

Victor: Son, we are not done here. Sit down. Enough with the gamesmanship, alright?

Adam: Oh, I assure you, there are no games being played here, okay? I’m never gonna be satisfied being victoria’s lackey.

Victor: Give me more credit than that. I would never put you in that position. You would never be her lackey.

Adam: Right. She would just treat me that way regardless of whatever title you bestowed on me at newman.

Victor: Give me more time. Pretty soon you’ll be offered an opportunity to run a company as vast and important as newman enterprises.

Adam: So, there is a phase two to your plan from me, this supposedly alluring upcoming proposal?

Victor: Trust me. It’ll be better than you can imagine.

Adam: [ Breathes deeply ] Well, you do sound sincere enough, but based on our history, I really doubt that’s the case. So, I will tell you what I’m willing to do, dad. I will give you 24 hours to consider my proposal, and then after that, it will not matter what you have to offer.

Tucker: So, you’re suggesting that my actual priority here is just preserving my own ego. Is that right?

Ashley: Well, that and also trying to get a decent price for your overly leveraged company. I don’t fault you for that. But then you can’t fault me, either, for being skeptical. You didn’t get your reputation based on your self-sacrifice and your altruism, tucker.

Tucker: No, ashley, I did not, certainly.

Ashley: Right.

Tucker: But here I am doing everything in my power to change that now. I have come to realize the hard way that life without you, without my son and my grandson in it is essentially empty. You all have deserved more than I have given you, and now I’m here trying to give it.

Ashley: And you want me just to take that on good faith?

Tucker: God, I told you that I was gonna do this, did I not? I said I’m gonna divest my company for you. And here I am following through. I’m — I’m willing to part with this legacy that I have built for the greater part of my life, from the ground up. Do you realize that’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had?

Ashley: Oh, yeah, I realize that.

Tucker: Does that not matter to you? How can my coming to you like this not count for something?

Ashley: Maybe I just like to see you squirm. God knows you have put me through it.

Tucker: Yeah, okay.

[ Chuckles ] Fair enough. I guess I can’t expect you to just believe that I would change overnight.

[ Cellphone chimes ] What the hell?

Sally: [ Chuckles ] I know.

Chloe: Hey, nick.

Nick: Hey. Hope I’m not interrupting. It seems like you two are in the middle of something.

Chloe: Uh, no, we were just wrapping up a really important discussion, so this is actually perfect timing.

Nick: Does that discussion have anything to do with jill? Have you heard back from her yet?

Sally: Uh, chloe and I did actually get some good news from her. We are going to have a follow-up meeting.

Nick: That sounds promising.

Sally: And I know I said this before, but we really are really grateful for you, um, you know, getting jill to give us another shot after victor sabotaged our meeting.

Nick: I was happy to help.

Chloe: Well, um, I’m sure you guys have a lot to talk about, so I’m gonna jet. But, sally, please only focus on the positive, okay? And, nick, make sure she follows that order.

Nick: Yes, ma’am.

Chloe: Bye, guys.

Nick: Bye. Well, I bet I can guess what is on your mind.

Sally: [ Groans ]

Nick: But, you know, we’re probably not gonna get the results for at least another day.

Sally: I know. I know. But the waiting is just driving me crazy. I feel like this is gonna be the longest day of my life. Every second feels like it takes an hour to pass.

Nick: I know. Try not to worry about it because no matter what happens, we’re gonna make this work.

Sally: I really want to believe that that’s true.

Daniel: I wanted omega sphere to work for heather and lucy. I mean, that was the whole purpose, was to use it as a vehicle to reunite my family. And now th-that’s — that’s lost.

Lily: No, daniel, you can’t think that way. This project isn’t just for them. It’s for you, too. It’s given you something positive to focus on. It’s given your life new meaning.

Daniel: Yeah, but without them.

Lily: No. Listen. Things might be over with heather, but you still have lucy. There is still a path to forgiveness there.

Daniel: I guess you’re right.

[ Inhales sharply ] I mean, I should embrace that. I do. I do embrace that.

[ Breathes deeply ] I’m gonna keep the promise i made to my daughter to be a more involved father. And that means phone calls, more video chats. It’s all good things. It’s just — it’s not what i wanted, you know? It’s not what I was hoping for. It’s a long way away from seeing her on a daily basis. And now lucy’s gonna head back to school in portugal, and heather — heather is going back to some guy that’s not me. I’m sorry. I-I don’t — I don’t think I have the energy or the will to continue moving forward with this project.

[Sfx: Chicken clucking]

“The young and the restless”

will continue. Coverage, care, get it all.

Christine: Well, I think i have all the information I need. The only things left are the final documents pertaining to chancellor industries’ and hamilton-winters’ merger.

Devon: Okay, I can get those to you soon as possible.

Christine: Okay. Yep.

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hi. Uh, happy to report that dominic is still in dreamland. I didn’t mean to interrupt. I’m just grabbing something to drink.

Devon: No, you’re more than fine. We’re just finishing up here. Unless there’s anything else we need to discuss?

Christine: Not at the moment, no.

Devon: Okay.

Abby: Wow, so, this is really happening.

Devon: Yeah. Yeah. Everything’s been set in motion, so… christine, thank you again.

Christine: Yep.

Devon: Appreciate it.

Christine: I’ll be in touch. And I can see myself out.

Devon: You sure?

Christine: Yeah. Good to see guys.

Devon: You too. Take care.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Nate: Christine. Hey. It’s, uh — it’s been a while.

Christine: It sure has. How have you been?

Nate: Good, good. I assume you were, uh, visiting my cousin devon. Social or professional?

Christine: Um, well, it’s always nice to see you. I, uh, hope you’re enjoying your new position at newman media.

Nate: I take your lack of an answer means professional. I suppose you’re aware there’s been a lot of conflict between my cousins?

Christine: Uh, have a nice day, nate. Bye-bye.

Lily: I know that you feel horrible right now, but things will get better, okay? Think about how far you’ve come and how far you still have to go. I mean, this project is gonna be a huge success. I have no doubt about that.

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Right now, my career just doesn’t seem that important to me.

Lily: No, I’m not talking about the money. I’m talking about the accomplishment, taking pride in something that you’ve created. I mean, think how many people you can help with this. You’re showing a generation a path to navigating through crises in their lives. That’s huge. And even bigger than that, you’re showing lucy how to turn a big dream into a reality. So, that’s what I’m talking about. That is what you cannot give up on.

Daniel: Thank you. I mean, I-I appreciate it. I think I just need some time to process everything and figure out exactly where I am emotionally.

Lily: Take all the time you need, okay? Look, I am gonna go, but if you need a friendly ear, I’m here.

Daniel: I know where to find you. Thanks.

Lily: Of course. It’s gonna be okay.

Adam: [ Clears throat ] How you both doing?

Sally: Um, we’re good. We’re just taking a break together.

Nick: Yeah. And we were just leaving, so…

Adam: Oh. Well, um, don’t let me hold you up. I’m sure we’ll cross paths again soon enough. Take care, sally. You might wonder, “john legend,

Lily: Oh, christine. Hi.

Christine: Hi. I was actually gonna reach out to you shortly. I was hoping that I’d have the chance to talk to you as a friend and as an attorney.

Lily: Oh. Okay. Why do I feel like I’m not gonna like what you’re about to say?

Christine: You may not. I’m representing devon in his lawsuit against chancellor-winters. The paperwork is being drawn up and will be served shortly.

Lily: Wow. I was really hoping he would change his mind.

Christine: Okay, so, he said the same thing about you. So I have to ask — isn’t there any way you and jill will change your stance on this, try and come up with a way to compromise with devon before this escalates any further?

Lily: Yes, honestly, I would love that and we tried to make him an offer and he declined it. And clearly he’s shut down any sort of civil discussion by hiring you, so…

Christine: I’m really sorry to hear that.

Lily: Yeah. Me too. But I guess there’s no turning back now.

Victoria: So, as it turns out, audra’s instincts led her to do exactly what you were thinking. She told tucker about our plans to acquire all of his debt. And his response was to offer us the chance to buy his company.

Victor: Well, now, you and i did discuss the possibility that tucker would react erratically. So, he did. But I think there’s more to it than him wanting to avoid conflict.

Victoria: Well, do you agree that we should stick to our plan and buy up all of his debt?

Victor: You bet, but we have got to make the move now.

Victoria: I agree wholeheartedly. The financing is in place as of yesterday, so it’s time to make our move.

Victor: Good.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Victoria: Excuse me. Yes?

[ Exhales sharply ] What? As of when? Are you sure?

[ Sighs ] Damn it. Fine.

[ Cellphone thuds ] You’re not gonna believe this.

Victor: What?

Victoria: Well, we’re not gonna have a chance to make a move on his company.

Victor: What are you talking about?

Victoria: Somebody’s beat us to the punch.

Tucker: How did it happen without any warning? That’s what I want to know. Okay, well, find out. Get to the bottom of it. I want answers now.

[ Receiver slams ] Unbelievable.

Ashley: What’s happening?

Tucker: Uh, someone has already assumed my debt. And, no, it was not newman enterprises.

Ashley: Well, then, who was it?

Tucker: I have no idea.

[ Sighs ] Ohh! I just — I hate being caught being caught off guard like this.

Ashley: I know. You hate not being in control.

Tucker: I’m just racking my brain. Who could this be? Who could… who else would have been investigating me and learned about my debt and also had the ability and the wherewithal to move this quickly?

Ashley: I think it could be a long list. I mean, sharks don’t hesitate to attack once they smell blood in the water, especially when they find out that a predator like newman is circling.

Tucker: Ugh. You know, I always pride myself on being three steps ahead, and not this time.

Ashley: Really throws a wrench in things, doesn’t it?

Tucker: Mm. ‘Cause, you know, at least with victor and victoria, you knew what you were dealing with, but…who knows what this new player is after. No matter what type of dog you have…

Abby: Christine is an excellent lawyer. I just wish you didn’t need an attorney at all.

Devon: Oh, so do I. This is the last thing I ever wanted to do. And I know it’s gonna be difficult for everybody involved. I know there’s gonna be a lot of hurt feelings after the fact. But I believe that if neil was here, he would back me up on it.

Abby: Look, I understand your position. But I’m just — I’m concerned about the toll that this is gonna take on you, not to mention your relationship with your sister. Devon, even if you do get your company back —

Devon: I’m gonna get my company back.

Abby: Okay, well, I guess the question I have for you is — will you be content? Because neil is still gonna be gone, and the distance between you and lily — it’s gonna be even greater.

Devon: Right.

Abby: You need your family.

Devon: I know. And lily’s always gonna be that to me. But I’m also looking at my family right now, and the biggest part of it is upstairs, asleep. So, trust me, I know what I’m fighting for.

Lily: Look, I need a really strong attorney to counter devon’s attack. And, frankly, I’m not happy with the general counsel at chancellor-winters.

[ Sighs ] Amanda, please just consider coming back, even for a short time, just to defend the company.

Sally: Thank you for getting us out of society so quickly. I just was not in the mood for small talk with adam or just hanging there while he was right there watching our every move like a hawk.

Nick: I’m just sorry I didn’t get a chance to get you those empanadas that you love so much.

Sally: Well, I have plenty of favorites here, too, so I will be perfectly happy with something else.

Nick: Alright. Well, what sounds good to you and that hungry little boy or girl you got in there?

Sally: Oh, my god. The paternity test results are in.

Victoria: Do you think that it got out that newman was about to make a move, too?

Victor: Possibility.

Victoria: Look, I know that you’ve rejected the idea that he might be a rival, but do you think that devon might be responsible? Because I do. He’s the only person that I can think of that would have immediate access to this amount of capital in such a short time.

Victor: No. I know tucker and devon were having difficulties, but there’s no way that devon would buy tucker’s company out from under his father. No way. Someone else is involved.

Victoria: What if tucker saw this coming and his offer to sell was a stalling tactic to screw us over so that somebody else could win?

Victor: Possible. Who the hell else could have done that?

Tucker: You’re enjoying this, aren’t you?

Ashley: [ Chuckles ] Maybe a little bit.

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Ashley: I think it’s good for you to be put to the test.

Tucker: Well, you got your wish.

Ashley: I certainly did. And for the record… I bought your debt. I own you. I’m not gonna make it easy for you.

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