Y&R Best Lines Monday, August 8, 2022

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Phyllis: Hey.

Diane: Hi.

Phyllis: Oh, good on you, keeping your workouts in.

Diane: No. You’re right. I do need to stay fit for Harrison’s sake. He’s needed extra attention from his Dee-Dee after the shock of Ashland’s death. It’s been really hard for him to process.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah.

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: It’s really hard for children to deal with grief. That’s why all of us as parents — we make sure that we’re there for them to prevent them from any unnecessary trauma.

Diane: Hmm.

Phyllis: Mm. But Kyle and summer — they’re amazing.

Diane: Oh, yeah. They’re excellent parents. You know what? I-I better get to it. I’m on a gym break from my job at Marchetti. I have to tell you, it is such an invigorating environment, and working with my son is incredible. You know what, Phyllis? My new life in Genoa City is better than I could have ever dreamed.

 

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Phyllis: Ah. You know, it’s funny because, from my vantage point, it seems like anything is possible. I’m starting to feel like the world is my oyster. Do you know what I mean? Like something is about to change that’s gonna be spectacular.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Phyllis: Oh, it’s Summer. How funny. Oh, she has a proposition for me. I need to talk to her. Toodles.


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Y&R Transcript Monday, August 8, 2022

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Nikki: Oh, how adorable were johnny and katie heading off for their ride?

Victor: Well, I think being at home agrees with them.

Nikki: If I didn’t have meetings in town, I would have joined them.

Victor: I got to tell you, I’m happy that victoria decided to come live with us for a while. I love hearing the kids run around, play around, have all the noise they make.

Nikki: Yeah. They do seem a little subdued, though, which is perfectly normal. No matter what we thought of ashland, he was their stepfather.

Victor: Oh, sweetheart. Having that bastard gone forever is something we shouldn’t mourn, you know?

Nikki: Now, the way you say that…

Victor: Say what?

Nikki: I don’t know. You just seem very pleased with yourself.

Victor: What, that ashland locke is gone? Makes me very happy.

Nikki: It’s actually more than that. It’s more like triumph.

Victor: I think you’re imagining things.

Nikki: Well, then why is it every time ashland’s name is brought up, you seem to be taking credit for his demise?

Victoria: Oh. Chance.

Chance: Victoria.

Victoria: How long have you been waiting outside?

Chance: I just arrived. Why do you look so upset?

Victoria: Uh…a deal that i thought I had in the bag suddenly isn’t, so I was headed out to handle it. So, if you’ll excuse me.

Chance: I’m glad I caught you, since you weren’t around yesterday. I’d like to talk to you a little bit more about ashland’s death.

Nick: What now? How many times do we have to go over this?

Chance: As many times as it takes to get to the bottom of what really happened.

Jack: Come on. Come on. Yes! Yes!

Traci: Harrison!

Jack: Way to go, buddy! Did you see him just score that goal?

Traci: I did! Oh, my gosh, he’s a natural athlete.

[ Both laugh ]

Jack: He’s pretty good at pee-wee soccer, I’ll tell you that. You know, I’ve given some thought to, uh, coaching.

Traci: Are you serious?

Jack: You think I can’t keep up?

Traci: I think you’re gonna run these children ragged.

Jack: Yeah, that’s more like it.

Traci: [ Laughs ] So, how’s that gonna work? You know, I know that you’re alone at the top now, right? You were able to take on that responsibility so that kyle could move over to marchetti. So, how’s this working, you spending more time with your grandson than behind your desk?

Jack: Are you accusing me of neglecting the family business?

Kyle: Thank you. Two coffees, please.

Summer: God. Poor harrison. Do you think that he’s beginning to understand?

Kyle: That he’ll never see father again? I think it’ll take some time to sink in.

Summer: Yeah, you’re probably right about that.

Kyle: I’m just glad my mother and dad are around. They both love spending time with him.

Summer: It is a relief to know that he’s being well taken care of when we can’t be with him ourselves, especially right now.

Kyle: Yeah. Work’s been a bit crazy.

Summer: Actually, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about a new hire.

Kyle: What job are you referring to?

Summer: The new executive position overseeing marchetti home.

Kyle: Has the headhunter come up with a candidate yet?

Summer: Not exactly.

Kyle: Hmm. Who do you have in mind?

Summer: My mom.

Phyllis: Hey.

Diane: Hi.

Phyllis: Oh, good on you, keeping your workouts in.

Diane: No. You’re right. I do need to stay fit for harrison’s sake. He’s needed extra attention from his dee dee after the shock of ashland’s death. It’s been really hard for him to process.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah.

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: It’s really hard for children to deal with grief. That’s why all of us as parents — we make sure that we’re there for them to prevent them from any unnecessary trauma.

Diane: Hmm.

Phyllis: Mm. But kyle and summer — they’re amazing.

Diane: Oh, yeah. They’re excellent parents. You know what? I-I better get to it. I’m on a gym break from my job at marchetti. I have to tell you, it is such an invigorating environment, and working with my son is incredible. You know what, phyllis? My new life in genoa city is better than I could have ever dreamed. Yeah.

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Victor: My baby, with all due respect, I think that’s utter nonsense, alright? It had nothing to do with ashland locke’s demise. He’s responsible for that.

Nikki: His death would seem to be the result of a great many poor choices.

Victor: I’m glad he’s gone. So, as far as I’m concerned, he is where he should be, where i always thought he would be.

Nikki: And newman is stronger than ever thanks to the merger with ashland’s company.

Victor: Yeah. And don’t forget that bastard tried to take everything away om me, okay? Everything. Don’t forget that. He’s exactly where he belongs to be — on a cold slab in a damn morgue, waiting for a pauper’s burial.

Victoria: What makes you think there’s anything to get to the bottom of?

[ Door closes ]

Chance: Something about ashland’s death just — it didn’t sit right with me. And I believe you two feel the same way. That’s why I continue to dig. So, victoria, you — you called me that night because you thought ashland was dead on your living room floor. And now you two step outside. You clear your heads. You’re stunned to come back inside and find him gone, right? So, I’m here to just follow up on all this confusion. I mean, you were convinced that he was in no shape to get up and leave, let alone make it to his car and drive off, right?

Victoria: Look, we have been through all of this before. There’s no other conclusion, unless you’ve come up with some other evidence.

Chance: I have. Two separate eyewitnesses spotted a vehicle matching the description of ashland’s rental car at a gas station across the street from your south end of the property.

Nick: Well, that makes sense. If it was his car, it’s consistent with what we know happened.

Victoria: So, what? So, you believe you know where ashland parked his car. How does that change anything?

Chance: Well, I don’t want to get ahead of all the facts here. I just want to confirm your version of the story so I can write my final report.

Victoria: Okay. And?

Chance: Well, I just came from your house, where I walked the distance from your back door to that gas station. It’s over half a mile. Thick woods. Then you add in the intense wind that was blowing that night. I tell you, it just seems tough for someone weak from head trauma.

Victoria: After the violent encounter that we had, I’m sure he was full of adrenaline. I know that nicholas and I were.

Chance: Look… I would feel so much better if i could just put this thing to rest and prove that ashland walked to that gas station. But right now…I can’T.

Kyle: Your mother working at marchetti alongside my mother? Do you seriously think that’s a wise idea?

Summer: She made a pretty good case for it.

Kyle: You’ve been trying to keep the peace. This is like handing phyllis a grenade and pulling the pin.

Summer: Look, I know that their positions would require some overlap, but maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe working together will force them to be on their best behavior.

Kyle: Babe, as much as I love your optimism —

Summer: Just hear me out. I wasn’t sure about this at first, either, but mom really regrets turning down that marketing position that i offered her, and now she wants to join our team.

Kyle: Why would she want to do this now when she didn’t before?

Summer: Well, the last position was in milan. Now it’s in genoa city. It’s a lot different.

Kyle: Well, what about her hotel?

Summer: She says that the place practically runs itself and she’s ready for a change. Plus, she’s recently gotten a great offer to sell it.

Kyle: Really?

Summer: Yeah. Somebody looking to acquire a high-end hotel. It’s actually what got me thinking about her for this position.

Kyle: I’m not seeing the connection between consumer products and hospitality.

Summer: Babe, my mom is a talented businesswoman. She built the grand phoenix into a well-known luxury lifestyle brand. She oversaw all of the decorating. She has a great eye for design, and she has exquisite taste. I mean, she has more than proven her creative abilities with programs like escape club.

Kyle: Yeah, I hadn’t thought about it from that angle. I… I guess she’s qualified.

Summer: And best of all, this would give us an opportunity to work together in a field that we both love. Plus, it’s not like hiring my mom is an act of charity. She’s gonna work her tail off, and she brings an enormous amount to the table.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: Look, I get it. This could be the worst idea in the world.

Kyle: Or…it could wind up being one of the best.

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Summer: Wow. So, I convinced you that we should hire my mom?

Kyle: You’re right. Phyllis could be an asset. Her experience is legit, and she does have talent. But there would have to be a condition to any offer we make.

Summer: Go on.

Kyle: We want to keep phyllis from becoming a liability. That’s why I like your plan. If phyllis is working side by side with us, we can keep an eye on her, see if her real agenda is to cause trouble with my mom. Any problems, she’s out the door.

Summer: I don’t want to hire her under false pretenses, though, offer her a job just to spy on her, especially not in a role as important as this one.

Kyle: No, we won’t mislead her. We’ll tell her the truth — that we don’t trust her when it comes to my mom. That way, she’ll be on notice right from the get-go and she gets what she claims to want — to work with you. But she will have to agree to stay away from my mom unless they need to collaborate.

Summer: So, what about if, when you tell diane that my mom’s coming on board, you give her the exact same message, let her know that, effective immediately, we have a zero-tolerance policy for incivility at marchetti. That way, if she tries to beat my mom or make her look bad, out she goes. And we can let them both know that we’ve given them each identical warnings.

Kyle: Hmm. Deal.

Traci: [ Laughs ] No, I’m not suggesting that you’re slacking off. I’m just wondering how that’s gonna work, you know, spending all of this time with your grandson.

Jack: My executive team knows they can get a hold of me by cell any time they want. And, yes, I have made harrison a priority.

Traci: Yes! That’s it!

Jack: Oh, no.

Traci: Two! Two for our boy!

Jack: Did I miss a goal?

Traci: Harrison, great job, buddy!

[ Laughs ] I think we have a future professional soccer player in the family.

Jack: I tell you, that little boy is gonna have the opportunity to do or be anything he wants. Kyle and summer are gonna see to it.

Traci: They are. Yeah. It’s too bad that diane had to work today and couldn’t be here watching him play, right? I think she’s doing kind of a remarkable job with him, don’t you?

Jack: What is it you are really asking now?

Traci: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: Well, it seems like everything is going great for you now.

Diane: It is. Toodles.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Hmm. Oh. Looks like I’m going to have to postpone my workout. Kyle wants to meet. It’s probably something about marchetti or harrison. You know, I’m so sorry to leave you all alone at your post, just watching the world pass by.

Phyllis: Ah. You know, it’s funny because, from my vantage point, it seems like anything is possible. I’m starting to feel like the world is my oyster. Do you know what I mean? Like something is about to change that’s gonna be spectacular.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Phyllis: Oh, it’s summer. How funny. Oh, she has a proposition for me. I need to talk to her. Toodles.

Nick: So, what would it take for you to be satisfied that ashland was able to leave victoria’s house without any help?

Chance: Physical evidence would be nice. And then there’s another problem.

Victoria: Like what?

Chance: Security cam at the gas station. Turns out it’s blank right when ashland would have been there. So we got no footage of him getting back to his car and driving off.

Nick: It’s a lack of proof. It’s not evidence of anything.

Chance: I agree. So that’s why we decided to check all the other cameras that we have access to in the immediate vicinity. And we did find some footage of ashland’s vehicle en route to where the accident happened.

Victoria: Well, that proves that he got to his car.

Chance: It’s unclear because it looks like there could be more than one person in the car.

Victoria: [ Scoffs ] “Looks like”?

Chance: The video’s grainy, so it’s hard to be certain. So we decided to scour the area where his car was parked at the gas station. And we did, in fact, find indications of more than one person. Looked like somebody tried to brush over some footprints. We also retrieved a cigarette butt, freshly smoked, buried in the dirt.

Victoria: Well, that could be from anyone. Another customer.

Chance: True.

Nick: Well, I wish you’d get to the point, chance. What is it you don’t believe about our account of what went down?

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Phyllis: When do I start?

Summer: [ Chuckling ] Oh. You’re being awfully presumptuous. Okay, fine. How would you like to oversee the launch of marchetti home, our new home decor and furnishings line?

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? Oh, my goodness. My mind is blown. I’m gonna kill this. Summer! This is incredible! I mean, you know that I oversaw every aspect of decor in this hotel. I mean, that’s one of the reasons it’s so successful. This was all my idea. Alright, alright, tell me everything. When do you want me to start?

Summer: Okay, before we talk terms, I need to lay out a few ground rules.

Phyllis: Sure.

Summer: Actually, there’s just one. Play nice with diane. Mom, this role is really important, so there’s definitely gonna be some overlap with publicity.

Phyllis: Oh, definitely. I mean, when I launch the new line, it’s gonna be the hottest thing in lifestyle journalism. Diane will be fielding offers for me.

Summer: Okay, this — this is exactly what kyle and I do not want, this constant competitive in-fighting and just general bitchiness between you and diane.

Phyllis: Okay, no general bitchiness. No specific bitchiness, either.

Summer: Will you please listen to me? My first instinct was to not bring you in ’cause I knew that it could create a volatile situation.

Phyllis: These are just jokes, summer. I’m just joking.

Summer: Mom, sometimes your jokes aren’t that funny.

Phyllis: Oh. Alright. Um… well, I won’t provoke diane. I mean, if you don’t believe me, you can put it in the contract. I’ll sign it.

Summer: Okay. Look, I’m being serious with this warning. Don’t start trouble. Do not create a hostile work environment because kyle and i are going to be keeping our eyes on you, on both of our mothers, for any hint of conflict. The only reason kyle agreed to let you come on board is so that we could keep a closer watch on you. Because, to be completely honest, mom, neither of us fully trust that you cannot stir the pot with diane.

Diane: Kyle. Hey. Thanks for waiting for me. So, you wanted to talk to me about phyllis? What has she done this time?

Kyle: It’s about what she’s going to do. Phyllis is coming to work with us at marchetti.

Diane: [ Coughing ] Oh, that’s — [ Coughs ] That’s, um, very generous of

[Coughs] You and summer. You know, I — well, I saw phyllis today. She seems — she seems really lonely. That’s — that’s very nice of you.

Kyle: Can we get real? You couldn’t care less about phyllis’ well-being.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Kyle: I want you to be open and honest with me about how this makes you feel, whether it will affect your job performance.

Diane: Will we be working together?

Kyle: Sometimes, yes. Phyllis will be in charge of our new marchetti home start-up. Naturally, we’ll be devoting considerable resources to promoting it both before and after it launches.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Oh, god. You do realize that she’s just doing this to try to sabotage me.

Nikki: As relieved as I am that we don’t have to deal with ashland anymore, I am not quite ready to dance on his grave.

Victor: Well, I understand, but you will come around, baby, okay?

Nikki: There was a time when we trusted him with victoria’s entire future. We welcomed him into this family with open arms, and he was deceiving us the whole time.

Victor: Well, let me just say that he’s not the only one good at deception, okay? I knew the moment I met him that he and I would be involved in a high-stakes chess game.

Nikki: And that you would win.

Victor: As a matter of fact, we took him down together. And the company is stronger than it ever was. We almost united as a family.

Nikki: By “almost,” I assume you are referring to adam. Darling, don’t you think it’s time for you to accept the fact that there is no family unity if he is included? I mean, how many times have we gone through that scenario?

Victor: I know. But the idea of giving up on him breaks my heart.

Nikki: I know it does. And I’m sorry. But at a certain point, just for your own sanity, you have to put that dream behind you.

Chance: Before I respond to that question, I just want to make one thing very clear. I’m on your side. I mean, if you two were trying to cover up killing ashland, victoria, you wouldn’t have called me. And, nick, if you wouldn’t have brought that ring to my attention, which is another thing that’s just gnawing at me. I mean, how the hell did that ring fall out of his pocket? You can’t answer that because you two were not in the room when he vanished. Therefore, you don’t know firsthand what happened.

Victoria: It sounds like you’re suggesting that he was dead, like nicholas and i thought, and somebody moved the body. But who would do that and why?

Chance: Your father. To protect you both. There are times, I wonder…

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Nick: That is one hell of a supposition.

Chance: Is it? I mean, everyone knows what victor is capable of, how protective he is of his family, up to and including acting illegally when he deems it necessary.

Nick: If you’re so suspicious of our father, maybe you should be interrogating him.

Chance: Well, the ranch is my next stop. I wanted to come here and give you guys an opportunity to come clean first. If you’re aware of anything covert that victor might have set into motion after ashland died, better now than later, when you become accessories after the fact.

Victoria: You know, you’re accusing our father with no proof at all. As nicolas just said, this is all speculation.

Chance: Look, victoria, I am sincerely sorry for what ashland has put you through, and not just the other night — the past few months. I don’t know everything, although I’d like to, but I have learned enough to know that ashland locke is an evil man. I get it.

Victoria: And now he’s gone, and I’m grateful for that, if nothing else. But how he died and the fact that he died at all — it weighs on nick and me.

Chance: I believe you, victoria. I do. And that is why I am here giving you this opportunity to tell me right now if there is anything else I need to know.

Nick: I have nothing to add. I told you everything that i knew that night.

Chance: [ Sighs ] Interesting turn of phrase.

[ Door slams ]

Phyllis: Wow. Thanks for the rousing vote of no confidence.

Summer: Mom, we have every confidence in the world that you are going to excel at this job. That’s not what this is about. But in case you’re wondering, kyle is giving this exact same warning to his mother as we speak.

Phyllis: I mean, the only thing I could vow to you and kyle is that… I’m realizing my dream of working with my daughter.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: That means a lot to me. Your worries are unfounded.

Summer: They’re not unfounded, and you know it. Look at the way that you’ve reacted to diane coming to live closer to her son. You let it ruin your relationship with jack.

Phyllis: Okay, listen, that’s in the past. Please. I’m really excited about this. I mean, it’s like a new chapter in my life.

Summer: Okay, well, I am really looking forward to it… as long as you are on the level. Because if you’re not, mom, I’m gonna know.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Listen, I’m sorry about my jokes earlier, which apparently aren’t always funny.

[ Both laugh ] Hey, I don’t believe that you and kyle really think I’m gonna act unprofessionally, or you would never entrust me with such a high-level job. But I want you to know… that I will not let you down. I’m doing this for you. For us. Okay? I have your back. Which is why I accept your offer.

Summer: [ Laughs ]

Traci: Jack, I’m just complimenting diane on her grandparenting skills.

Jack: Uh-huh.

Traci: Okay, come on. If you’re reading something into this, then maybe there’s something on your mind.

Jack: Well, you are just full of sisterly concern today, aren’t you?

Traci: Today and every day.

Jack: If you’re asking me if I am happy that diane has made a connection with harrison, yes, I am. Harrison deserves it, and she’s been a real source of support for kyle, as well.

Traci: So, I guess the question is, do you feel that she’s a different person than the one who left here years ago?

Jack: Well, the jury’s still out there. She is able to be reasonable and calm and levelheaded and still have that spark in her.

Traci: Hmm. I guess some people can change.

Jack: And some people just can’t, which I guess makes those who can all the more impressive.

Kyle: You and phyllis are like a match and gasoline.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Kyle: But just how this was important for me to give you this opportunity, it’s important to summer that her and her mother get the chance to work together. So we need to find a way to co-exist.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Will I be reporting to her? D-does she have the power to fire me?

Kyle: Absolutely not. You will be in separate divisions.

Diane: Oh, thank god.

Kyle: However, there will be times when you need to interact. And for the record, everything I’m saying to you, summer intends to say to phyllis. That way, you’ll start out on the same footing. You don’t have to like each other, but you do have to be civil. And if you can’t bring yourself to do that, there will be consequences.

Diane: Kyle, think about this. Why would phyllis give up her cushy job as owner of the grand phoenix?

Kyle: I can’t speak for phyllis, although summer said that she was interested in selling the hotel and starting something new.

Diane: Again, why? Why? Summer already offered her a job, and phyllis turned it down. Don’t you think this timing is a bit suspect? Now that I’m here, what, phyllis is suddenly encouraged to come on board?

Kyle: I think marchetti’s move to genoa city made it more appealing.

Diane: Oh, god! I hope you can at least see that phyllis is being the aggressor here. She would not give up a business she owns to take a position where she has to answer to her daughter and her son-in-law unless she had ulterior motives.

Kyle: Okay, even if that is true — and I’m not saying it is — she can only mess things up for you if you let her.

Diane: Oh, oh. So, if she attacks me, do I at least have the permission to defend myself?

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Victor: Sweetheart, perhaps we should leave the subject of adam for another day, alright?

Nikki: Yeah. Works for me.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Victor: Yes? Send him up to the main house. Well, it’s chance. I guess he wants to… talk about official business.

Nikki: Now?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: What does he want with you?

Victor: No idea. I assume talk about the night that ashland locke died. He already talked to my security team.

Nikki: Really? Well, isn’t he thorough?

Victor: Just routine, you know. Nothing to worry about.

Nikki: I’ll take your word for it. In the meantime, I’m late for an appointment, so, uh, I’ll leave you to handle things.

Victor: Sweetheart, this will all be over soon.

Nikki: And that’s when I’ll celebrate.

Kyle: The short answer is no, mother. No fighting, no instigating, no escalation if provoked. We’ll be keeping an eye on both of you, and we’re not going to stand for any trouble.

Diane: Tell me something honestly. Is this a test to see how i handle myself under the worst possible conditions? And — and — and what if i fail? What if the job becomes untenable because of phyllis? Am I the casualty?

Kyle: Mom —

Diane: Am I the one out of a job?

Kyle: Mom, take a breath, please. I understand why you’re concerned about this. I do. But you have faced much worse. You’re strong, determined. You can do this. I believe in you.

Diane: I appreciate your faith in me.

Kyle: It’s why I let you back into my life, why I hired you at marchetti, why I told harrison you were his grandmother. What deeper vote of confidence could you ask for?

Diane: You don’t, uh, have to give me anything else. You’ve, um — you’ve done enough already.

Kyle: What’s more, I think a peaceful coexistence with phyllis would prove to everyone that you’ve changed. Convince all the doubters that you’re healthier and stronger than you used to be. And if it helps, thinking of this as a test, make up your mind you will pass.

Phyllis: Alright. Thank you. Thank you.

Nikki: Hey, I’m sorry for being late. What’s the latest on “operation diana jenkins”?

Phyllis: I’m happy to report I got the job at marchetti. I’m in.

Nikki: That’s great! Congratulations. Let’s call ashley and tell her —

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. Not so fast. This is gonna be tricky. Summer made it clear that she and kyle will be watching my every move. She made it part of our agreement that I wouldn’t cause trouble with diane. The minute I do, I’m out on my butt.

Nikki: So, what does that mean? Are you having second thoughts about our plan?

Kyle: Mm. How’d it go with phyllis?

Summer: Well, she was thrilled about the job offer, not so thrilled to learn that she’ll be on probation right out of the gate.

Kyle: At least everything’s been spelled out.

Summer: What about diane? How’d she take it?

Kyle: She was a lot more upset than I thought she’d be. Accused me of creating a test she’s bound to fail.

Summer: I mean, I guess I can see why she might feel that way.

Kyle: It didn’t help hearing phyllis would be joining the company at a much higher level. She thinks that phyllis will use her position to somehow get her fired. I thought my mother was past all this petty competition, but the news triggered something in her.

Summer: Are we making a big mistake?

Kyle: Maybe this is what our mothers need to get past their history — behave like responsible adults.

Summer: Mm, you are so cute when you’re dreaming.

[ Laughs ]

Kyle: Who knows? Maybe we’ll get lucky and this will force them to get along.

Summer: I love your optimism. You always see the best in people.

Kyle: Mm. I try, anyway.

Summer: Well, it’s rubbed off on me. Maybe that will extend to our mothers, too.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Come here. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Jack: No hello?

Diane: Oh. Sorry, jack. I-I-I didn’t see you.

Jack: Uh-oh, something’s wrong. What is it?

Diane: Summer has brought phyllis on at marchetti. We’re going to be co-workers. I have no doubt this is part of a calculated plot by phyllis against me.

Jack: Possibly. So what? Do the work. Steer clear of her.

Diane: No, I just wish kyle could see this for what it is — a well-timed conspiracy to destroy everything that I have worked so hard to rebuild.

Jack: I know that look, diane. You’re feeling cornered, and you’re thinking of a preemptive strike.

Diane: Well, if I do, I’ll lose my job.

Jack: Yes, and all of the goodwill you’ve developed with kyle and the rest of the abbotts. Whatever’s swimming around in that head of yours, just knock it off. Do not give in to your insecurities. It’s only gonna hurt yourself.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I promise I won’t let that happen.

Phyllis: I am 100% committed to burying diane. That hasn’t changed. And you should know I wasn’t just hired to have a job at marchetti. It’s a very, very high-level job. I will be heading the home fashion division at marchetti.

Nikki: Ooh, that’s very impressive.

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. And while I’m there every day calling the shots, diane will be twiddling at her junior publicist position, and I’ll be in my executive suite.

[ Clears throat ] I’m gonna milk that, that’s for sure.

Nikki: I don’t think you’re gonna have to do that. I think just the thought of it will be enough to send her into orbit. I mean, she’ll self-destruct whether you lift a finger or not.

Phyllis: Oh, I’m gonna lift 10 fingers — clandestinely, of course. We’re gonna get this bitch out of town.

Nick: I hate it that dad put us in this position.

Victoria: Well, you’re the one who forced his hand.

Nick: How so?

Victoria: He would have taken what he’d done to his grave. But you had to confront him, didn’t you? You just couldn’t resist. And now you don’t even have plausible deniability, and neither do I because you’ve told me.

Nick: I didn’t think you wanted to be left in the dark. Look, I hate what dad did, not that he told me.

Victoria: Well, I’m upset about both.

Nick: As usual, his micromanaging is coming back to bite him. Dad has this obsessive need to control everything. He doesn’t trust anyone but himself.

Victoria: I don’t think you’re being very fair to dad.

Nick: How do you not get this? I’m worried about dad. Chance knows there is something not right about this, and he’s never gonna leave it alone.

Victoria: He’s married to abby. Despite all of the questions that he just asked us, I doubt that he’s gonna go after our family.

Nick: This guy puts honor and duty before anything else. When dad moved ashland’s dead body, he broke the law. Now, whether he thought he was protecting us or not, he put himself at risk — and us. Trust me, there are going to be major legal implications for all of us. Do you really think chance is just gonna turn a blind eye?

Victor: Chance. Sit down, my boy.

Chance: Thank you, sir.

Victor: What brings you by?

Chance: Well, I just spoke with victoria and nick, as well as walked the grounds that ashland would have traversed, if, in fact, he did leave on his own that night.

Victor: Uh-huh. So, something tells me you don’t think that’s the case?

Chance: No, victor, I don’T.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Chance: I am certain you know more than you’re telling. And now is the time to be straight with me.

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Billy: Hey.

Victoria: What are you doing here? You’re supposed to be in los angeles.

Billy: Well, obviously, i heard about ashland.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] So you cut a business trip short because a man that you hated died?

Billy: I came back for the kids. Thought it was a good idea that I was a physical presence. Let them know that their father loves them and that life goes on.

Victoria: And lily was okay with you dropping everything and coming home?

Billy: Well, that’s the good thing about having a boss who’s a mother. She gets it. Kids come first. How are you?

Victoria: I’m busy. I am one signature short of closing a deal.

Billy: Bury yourself in your work to ignore the hurt.

Victoria: There’s nothing wrong with being productive. As you can see, I’m fine.

Billy: Right. Well, if you’re not gonna tell me how you’re actually feeling, maybe you can tell me what the hell happened.

Nick: Hey.

Sharon: Hey, nick.

Nick: Guess I’m your only customer right now?

Sharon: Yeah. It’s a slow morning.

Nick: How would you feel about locking that door so we could talk?

Sharon: Sure. Whatever you need. Sit down. What’s going on?

Nick: [ Sighs ] I did not sleep well last night.

Sharon: What kept you up? Nick, it’s me you’re talking to. You know you can tell me anything.

Nick: Something my dad told me…about ashland.

Sharon: Okay.

Nick: He didn’t die in the car accident like everybody thinks. He died because of me. I killed ashland locke.

Nate: Hey. Is billy around?

Devon: I have not seen him.

Nate: Ah. Too bad. I heard he came home early. I wanted to see how things went. Since he’s my counterpart. I was hoping he could, uh, show me how to keep things on track, moving according to the mission. Unless, you know, you have a problem with that.

Devon: No, I don’t have a problem with it. Um, you know, nate, you’re probably one of the smartest guys that I know. And that was true two years ago, it was true two days ago, and it’s not going to change.

Nate: I appreciate that.

Devon: Yeah. And I know that you can hande this job. That’s never been the issue.

Nate: But there is an issue. And if this is about me double-booking jason santino, mea culpa. Rookie mistake. If I had cleared things with you like I should have, all of this could have been avoided.

Devon: Yeah. And the best part about this error is that it’s not gonna happen twice, right?

Nate: None of this would have happened if I hadn’t tried to do you a favor and lighten your load.

Devon: Well, I appreciate you trying to do that. And I also understand how different this job must be for you. I know you’re probably used to people reporting to you back at memorial.

Nate: Yeah. It’s been a long time since i had to get approval for anything I thought was necessary.

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: It’s all a learning curve.

Devon: It is. It’s a big job.

Nate: Yeah. From here on out, I am focused on being the best number two you could ever need.

Devon: Well, thank you for saying that. I appreciate it. And I really just want to see you succeed ’cause I worry sometimes that I’ve thrown too much at you too soon.

Nate: No, no. I got this. Really.

Devon: Yeah?

Nate: Yeah.

Devon: Okay.

Amanda: Hey, um…

Devon: Hey.

Amanda: I’m sorry to interrupt, uh…

[ Sniffles ]

Devon: It’s okay.

Nate: What’s wrong?

Amanda: I just got a call from naya’s doctor, and, um… she’s in a coma.

Abby: I am so glad that we made time to have breakfast together.

Chance: I’m sorry I’m so distracted. I just can’t get my mind off this case right now.

Abby: I just — I don’t understand what there is to investigate in the first place. Ashland lost control of his car. It seems pretty open and shut.

Chance: I know. I — I just want to make sure all the I’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed, you know? And that means talking to everybody who knew him well, including victoria.

Abby: I just — I don’t understand why you have to question her now. Unless… unless there’s something that you haven’t told me and you think there’s more to the story. Psoriatic arthritis,

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Chance: Okay, like I said, this is all just routine. I promise.

Abby: If this is just ordinary, by-the-book police work, then please explain to me why I’ve had to repeat myself more than usual.

Chance: What was that?

[ Chuckles ] I’m kidding. I’m kidding. I just wish you’d lighten up a little bit and quit worrying about this.

Abby: Oh, no, babe, no. You’re not getting off that easy. The more that you keep saying that this isn’t a big deal, the less inclined I am to let it go.

Kevin: Hey, chance, I have it a — oh.

Abby: Kevin. Hi. What is it that you have?

Kevin: Uh, I was just saying it’s, um…just… it’s just an update on a matter that — that chance asked me to look into.

Abby: Mm. Does this matter have anything to do with the car accident that killed ashland?

Chance: Baby, I will tell you everything when the investigation is done, okay? I promise. Now, I got to go, but I love you.

Abby: I love you.

Chance: I’ll see you later.

Abby: Bye.

[ Door closes ]

Victoria: Ashland came by the house that night. He wanted to talk. He — he wanted to salvage what was left of our great love. He was, uh, out of control. And when I told him that — that nothing was going to ever work between us again, he — he grabbed me. So I — I found whatever I could to defend myself, and I ran away from him.

Victoria: You are about as tough as they come, victoria.

Victoria: No, I’m not. I’m not. I was scared. I… I had never seen him like that before. I didn’t know what he was gonna do, and… that’s when nicholas showed up. He got in between ashland and me, and I ran to the kitchen to grab my phone to call the police. Then the two of them got into it. Ashland attacked him, and nicholas — he punched ashland. And he fell and hit his head.

[ Sighs heavily ] When I finally came back into the room, nicholas was trying to get a response from ashland, but there was nothing. There was no pulse. He was dead.

[ Sighs ] Or, at least, we thought he was dead.

Billy: What is that supposed to mean?

Victoria: I don’t know. I — it’s hard to explain. Nicholas — he was — he was in shock, and I think maybe I was, too. So I called chance, and I told him to come there. And then we went outside just to — to compose ourselves and to get as far away from that room as possible and…

[ Sighs ] Then when we came back to the living room, ashland was — he was gone. His body was gone.

Billy: I… I don’t understand. How is that even — how is that possible?

Victoria: I don’t know. The — the police did a manhunt, and they found ashland in his car, crashed in a ravine.

Billy: Yeah. I mean, that’s what the news reports said, but that’s — that’s all the news reports said.

Victoria: I don’t know, billy. I didn’t even have time to process ashland’s death before I — I had to go and get the kids.

[ Both sigh ]

Billy: I knew there was something up with him. I mean, he was acting sideways. It was — it was as if he wanted you to hurt as much as he did. He had a very dangerous vibe about him, which is exactly why I didn’t want to go to L.A.

Victoria: Well, you were very right to worry. You know, after we, uh — after we spoke, I ran into nick… and I gave him a heads-up.

Victoria: You did?

Billy: Yeah. He had a very, uh, uncharacteristic, victor-like response, telling me that it was none of my business and to stay out of it, that I didn’t need to be your protector anymore. And I told him that he’s gonna have to do it…and to make sure that he did the job.

Victoria: You know that nicholas came by right after that. He was able to stop ashland, and — and he possibly saved my life because of you.

Sharon: Are you absolutely sure that’s what happened?

Nick: Ashland did die after he fell and hit his head. I wasn’t wrong about him not having a pulse.

Sharon: So, he didn’t get up and get behind the wheel and drive into that ravine.

Nick: No. I guess while vick and I were outside waiting for chance, my dad’s team swept in the house and then moved ashland’s body into his car and then staged the crash.

Sharon: [ Sighs ] My gosh, nick, I’m so sorry. This must be a really big shock for you. You hadn’t had time to process everything that happened, and now you find out what victor did.

Nick: Dad said he was protecting me and vick from an investigation that might cast a different light on what really went down that night, you know, because we all hated him so much and the fact that there weren’t any eyewitnesses.

Sharon: Well, I’m not surprised to hear that victor chose to handle things this way. I know he loves his children, and he thought he was helping.

Nick: Think about where it leaves me, though. I was completely shaken when i thought that I had killed ashland, despite how I felt about him. This guy was out of control and going after my sister. He had nothing to lose by hurting her.

Sharon: Do you regret it?

Nick: Protecting my sister? No way. No way, but…

[ Sighs ] I hated ashland, and I wanted him out of our lives, but i certainly never intended to kill him.

Sharon: Of course you didn’T.

Nick: But now, because of the way my dad botched this whole thing, with pulling all these strings and breaking all the rules, I’m now complicit in this crime. Oh, my god. And now you are, too, because i told you.

Sharon: Nick, it’s okay.

Nick: No. You’re in the middle of this now.

Sharon: Don’t —

Nick: I never should have come. I’m so sorry.

Sharon: No, don’t worry about it. I can take care of myself. You needed someone to talk to. I’m glad that you came to me.

Nick: You are not gonna get in trouble over this, alright? Just… we never had this conversation.

Sharon: Right now, I want to focus on you. Your father’s put you in an incredibly difficult position.

Nick: That’s dad’s specialty.

Sharon: What are you gonna do about it?

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Devon: I’m so, so sorry.

Amanda: Thank you.

Nate: Amanda, I know how frightening this must be, but naya just lapsed into a coma today?

Amanda: Yeah, that’s what the doctors said.

Devon: I’m sure there’s something that they can do to give her the best chance of recovery.

Amanda: I don’t know. I don’t know. But imani’s there. She took the red eye-out, and she’s blaming herself, of course, and I can’t help but feel responsible.

[ Voice breaking ] I told you that I shouldn’t have left.

Nate: Hey, hey, hey, don’t think that way. You didn’t do this, and you can’t control it. You have nothing to feel guilty about. It sounds like naya’s in good hands and she’s getting all the medical attention she needs.

Amanda: I know that you guys are probably right, but I can’t help thinking that she is never gonna wake up [Voice breaking] And I am never gonna get a chance to say goodbye.

Nate: Hey, hey. Don’t go to the worst-case scenario. There are plenty of patients in similar situations who regain consciousness.

Devon: That’s right. The only thing you need to do — you need to focus on your next step, okay? What do you need from us?

Amanda: I don’t know. I… I got to — I got to figure this out. I got to, um… I got to figure out what to do next because imani and I — we both just can’t leave work. I —

Devon: Yes, you can. Of course you can. Nate and I can figure out a plan.

Amanda: [ Sighs ] Thank you.

Nate: Take care of your mother. Everything else can wait.

Billy: I guess it’s kismet that I ran into nick before i left for L.A. And that everything happened the way that it did.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] How are the kids handling all of it?

Victoria: As well as can be expected.

Billy: You tell them I can come by tonight, help them navigate all this.

Victoria: Thank you. Honestly, billy, being out of town with the children helped. It was good to have some time and some distance from all that happened.

Billy: Well, I guess there is some poetic justice, the fact that ashland locke left this earth in the same way that his big persona was born — in a car crash.

[ Sighs ] I’m just glad that he is not on this earth anymore and he is out of your life for good.

Victoria: You know they say you’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead, right?

Billy: Yeah, well, I’m gonna make an exception this time because I know what he put you through. The way that you handled yourself… I am just in awe of you. Your fortitude. Your stubbornness. And of course your grace.

Victoria: [ Breathes deeply ] I told you to go to L.A. And not worry about me, but you didn’t listen.

Billy: Yeah, well, there’s nothing you can say to stop me from looking out for you.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Thank you.

[ Sighs ]

Nick: I don’t want to report what my dad did to the police. It’s just gonna drag this out. It’s gonna put victoria through even more hell. But at the same time, I cannot stand the way my dad on his own decided to alter the narrative.

Sharon: Well, I’m more concerned about the hell you’re going through.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: Victor always has to try to control things, and he didn’t consider how this was gonna impact you.

Nick: He was hoping i wouldn’t ask any questions. He thought he was protecting me from knowing that I was responsible for another man’s death.

Sharon: It was an accident.

Nick: It’s still on me.

Sharon: Nick, listen to me. Ashland put himself on the collision course that led to his death. Victoria’s ex-husband shows up at her house uninvited, hellbent on revenge and winning? Thank god that you were there to protect her. Be grateful to whatever higher power put you there when she needed you. You did the right thing. Don’t ever doubt that. If something had happened to her or you? Oh, my god.

Nick: Ah. I got lucky.

Sharon: You did what had to be done. You acted in self-defense. And what victor did after that doesn’t change that.

Nick: Well, let’s hope chance feels the same way because it’s pretty clear he suspects there is a lot more to this story.

Chance: Alright, tell me

Kevin: I scanned the security footage from the gas station where a witness spotted locke’s rental.

Chance: Yeah?

Kevin: Watched it over and over, from the time ashland would have arrived to the time he would have left.

Chance: What’d you see?

Kevin: Nothing. It’s blank.

Chance: You sure?

Kevin: I know you didn’t just ask me to be your sidekick because of my good looks. I know what I’m doing. Yes. I’m positive.

Chance: Did you ask the gas station manager about the missing time?

Kevin: Yeah. He said the system’s outdated, they’ve had problems like this before. So we can’t be sure that the footage was tampered with or erased.

Chance: Which means we can’t be sure that it wasn’t tampered with.

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Nick: Thank you. You know, I was completely open and honest with chance when he questioned me. I hid nothing because I didn’t think there was anything to hide.

Sharon: Well, that’s good. And that should have been the end of it.

Nick: But it wasn’T. It’s obvious he wasn’t satisfied with my answers.

Sharon: Yeah, he was pretty interested in finding out what i knew when he stopped by last night for coffee.

Nick: Chance interrogated you?

Sharon: It wasn’t a formal interrogation. It was just a bunch of casual questions.

Nick: What’d you tell him?

Sharon: A more concise version of what you had already told him before, I’m sure.

Nick: [ Sighs ] You know, he wanted to know about my dad’s security team and why they didn’t see what happened at the house. He was so suspicious, so I went and asked my dad about it. He finally admitted the truth. I just know chance isn’t gonna let this go very easily, which puts my dad in a very difficult position.

Sharon: And that’s on him. This was his call. You didn’t hide anything from the police.

Nick: Until now.

Devon: I appreciate that. Thank you very much. All right. Okay, so, if you want, you can fly back to virginia right away ’cause there’s nothing going on here that we can’t put on hold for a few days.

Amanda: [ Sighs ] Okay, trust me, I want nothing more than to be there with my mother, but I have responsibilities here as the head of legal counsel. I can’t just drop everything. There’s so much that is in motion right now. We can’t put things on hold.

Nate: If there’s something we can’t delegate to the rest of the staff, you can handle it remotely.

Amanda: Yeah, I… yeah, I suppose so, and… yeah, I mean, imani and I — we will be together, so we can collaborate.

Devon: Yeah, of course you guys can. The most important thing is that the two of you are with your mother, and anything else we can figure out here. And I know lily would agree with me.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: Of course.

Amanda: Both of you. I… I just — I don’t want to leave you guys in the lurch.

Devon: You’re not at all. Anything that needs to be taken care of in person, I can handle it, and if not, my coo can. Alright? We’ll be just fine. Naya’s the one who needs you.

Nate: Devon is right, okay? Research has consistently shown that comatose patients can hear and absorb everything that’s going on around them. So go. Let her feel your love.

Amanda: I really hoped that that would make a difference, but, I mean, nate, is there anything concrete that you can give me, some advice that could help?

Nate: Talk to her. Make a playlist for her.

Amanda: [ Voice breaking ] Of all of her favorite songs.

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] I have no idea what they are. And I might never will. Um… imani. Imani will know. I’ll talk to her.

Nate: You can also make a list of everything she has to look forward to when she wakes up.

Amanda: I could just fill her room with flowers.

Devon: There you go.

Amanda: Yeah. Or maybe not — because then she might think that, um, she’s in her funeral.

[ Laughs ]

Devon: No. I’ll tell you what you do. You just hold her hand because you know that having the right people around her can get her through anything.

Amanda: [ Cries ]

Devon: Alright?

Amanda: I hope so.

Devon: It will.

Amanda: I just want to get to her as soon as possible.

[ Sighs ]

Devon: Well, you know what? How about you take my jet and you get there even faster?

Amanda: [ Sniffles ] Thank you.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: [ Cries ]

[ Breathes deeply ]

Devon: It’s gonna be fine. It’s gonna be fine. Ughh!

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Elena: Hey. Hi. I just popped by to see if there were any updates on canceling my contract with newman media. Hey. What’s wrong?

Nate: I’m sorry. Um… amanda and imani’s mom lapsed into a coma.

Elena: That’s terrible.

Nate: Yeah. I did my best to give amanda some hope, but you and I both know this is a bad sign.

Elena: [ Sighs ] So, what are amanda and imani planning to do now?

Nate: Well, they’re both headed to virginia to be with their mother. Devon gave them an indefinite leave of absence.

Elena: That’s really good of him.

Nate: Yeah. But, selfishly, I’m gonna miss having them around. Amanda’s an amazing lawyer, and imani’s been a real ally.

Elena: An ally? What do you mean?

Nate: Just that she understood what I was going through with the whole devon situation.

Elena: Wait. I’m sorry. Are you saying that she’s been fueling the tension between you and devon?

Kevin: The security footage from the gas station is definitely sketchy, and not just because of the frighteningly low video resolution. The places where the video is blank are only in the spots where ashland would have been seen — if he had been there.

Chance: Mm. That is suspicious. But it’s not proof.

Kevin: That’s not all. I checked other street surveillance cameras and found footage that looks like there may have been more than one person in ashland’s vehicle later that night.

Chance: Male? Female?

Kevin: It’s from a distance. The footage is grainy, so i can’t be sure. But there are also indications that there was more than one person in the spot where the car was allegedly parked. You know, footprints and a recently smoked cigarette butt.

Chance: One of victor’s guys was smoking when we interviewed him. I mean, I guess anybody could have dropped that butt, right? Again, that’s suspicious, but not proof, not proof. Okay, so, the assumption is that ashland parked his car at the gas station and walked to victoria’S. Or maybe if he went there with malicious intent, he was the one that disabled the security camera so there was never any evidence that he was ever there, right?

Kevin: It seems unlikely.

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. That would require a lot of premeditation on his part.

[ Sighs ] Okay, according to the autopsy, cause of death was a traumatic& blow to the head, right? That’s consistent with nick’s story. I mean, it’s the kind of injury you get when you fall and hit the fireplace after getting punched.

Kevin: Or the kind of injury you get when your car crashes into a ravine.

Chance: Yeah. Okay, well, let’s just say that he didn’t die when he fell and hit his head, right? Maybe it just looked that way. Maybe he had a thready pulse that was just too weak to find.

Kevin: It could happen.

Chance: Could locke have gotten up after that injury and walked out of that house across that expanse of heavily wooded property and back to his car?

Kevin: What’s the alternative? The body moved itself? Someone moved the body? That doesn’t make any sense. Why would nick and victoria call the police and then move the body?

Nick: Billy, what are you doing here?

Billy: I came back from L.A. When I heard about ashland. I wanted to make sure that victoria was alright.

Victoria: I told him everything.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Nick: Well, it was my conversation with you at the coffeehouse that made me go out and check on vick and make sure she was okay.

Billy: Well, I’m glad you showed up when you did. And to be honest, if it was up to me, I’d give you an award for what you did.

Nick: Sorry if it seemed like I was brushing you off.

Billy: It’s alright. I’m just glad that you’re both okay and that you are now locke-free and this whole nightmare is over.

Nick: Yeah. Um, I need to talk to you about that real estate deal.

Victoria: Oh. Business nick. He’s unstoppable.

Billy: Yeah. Look at him.

Victoria: Yeah.

Billy: I’ll let you two get to it. Thank you again. Glad you’re okay.

Victoria: Thanks for stopping by.

[ Door closes ]

Nick: So glad you’re home. How are my niece and nephew?

Victoria: Oh, they’re wonderful. They’re providing a really nice distraction for me right now. We’re staying at the ranch. You should come and hang out and bring christian.

Nick: Yeah. I might do that. I’m just glad you were able to get away from this for a few days. Have you talked to dad?

Victoria: Um, I saw him briefly before I drove here from the ranch. Why?

Nick: Has he said anything else to you about that night?

Victoria: No. Is there something I should know? Research shows that people remember ads with young people

Abby: Good morning!

Chelsea: Hi!

Abby: Hi!

Chelsea: Please tell me pamela has put the avocado toast back on the menu — because I’ve been fantasizing about it all morning.

Abby: Well, I am happy to say your dreams have come true.

Chelsea: Yes! Oh, I’m so happy. Okay. Now onto the important stuff. Dom? What is that little genius up to these days?

Abby: Is it too soon for him to start walking?

Chelsea: He is not.

Abby: Not yet, but he’s scooting around everywhere. I can tell he just — he wants to go, and I keep telling him, “slow down, please. Just stay a baby.” Well, how’s your son? How’s connor liking summer camp?

Chelsea: Oh, he’s loving it. Sports all day, s’mores all night.

Abby: Ah. That sounds so fun. I could really use a weekend adult summer camp — you know, roasting marshmallows, making macrame. You in?

Chelsea: You know, normally i would say, “yeah, where do i sign up?” But I don’t feel like I need an escape these days. I’m in a really good place.

Abby: Really? What’s your secret?

Chelsea: I think I just stopped trying to be what everybody else wanted me to be. I was losing sight of myself. So, I’ve made some really bold changes.

Abby: Well, I’m really happy for you. You look great.

Chelsea: Well, thank you. I feel like my life is finally back on track.

Billy: Hey, ladies.

Chelsea: Hey.

Abby: Billy, hi.

Billy: Hi. Um, I’m glad I ran into you. Uh, I don’t know if you know anything, but is it true that chance is investigating ashland locke’s death?

Abby: He is.

Billy: Okay. I’m not sure what there is to investigate. I mean, the man’s a very dangerous person looking for trouble, and he loses control of his car. So, what’s he looking into?

Chance: Okay, nick and victoria’s first instinct was to call me because they thought ashland’s was dead. What if they got scared afterwards that it wouldn’t look like self-defense?

Kevin: Because they hated the man for good reasons.

Chance: I mean, if he did get up and walk out, how the hell did that ring fall out of his pocket?

Kevin: Well, devil’s advocate here. Locke is injured.

Chance: Yeah, right, right.

Kevin: It’s a head injury. He’s unsteady on his feet. He makes his way to the door, he stumbles, falls, the ring falls out of his pocket.

Chance: Yeah, I guess that’s possible.

Kevin: Also, didn’t you tell me that nick came to you right when he found the ring? Call me crazy, but that doesn’t sound like somebody who’s trying to cover anything up.

Nick: Dad’s trying to keep this buried, but I forced the truth out of him, and you have a right to know. That night, when I punched locke and he fell and hit his head, we were right — it killed him.

Victoria: How did he end up in the car and then the ravine?

Nick: Dad’s bodyguards were watching the house. On dad’s orders, they took ashland’s body out of the house and put it in the car and made it look like the accident caused the blow to his head.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Oh, my god, nicholas.

Nick: He said he was doing it for us because he didn’t think anyone would believe us if we said that we were acting in self-defense — because of ashland giving us all those reasons why we wanted him dead.

Victoria: Maybe dad did the right thing.

Frank is a fan of fast.

He’s a fast talker.

Amanda: I don’t — I don’t know what’s scarier — having a parent or growing up without one.

Nick: Well, as someone who’s experienced both, I think that, no matter how difficult it gets, it’s always better to know where you come from so you have that family in your life.

Amanda: [ Sighs ] You know, ever since I met naya, I keep telling myself that we just need to get through this rough spot and that we’re gonna finally — we’re gonna get to the good stuff, you know, the family dinners and the holidays and — and learning all of her recipes.

[ Crying ] But then it’s just like something is always taking her away from me. I can’T…

Devon: It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s gonna be okay.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Devon: Alright? I know you’ve been fighting battles on your own since the day you were born, but I want you to remember something — that you’re not alone anymore. Okay? And it’s okay if you feel like you need somebody to hold your hand. So, if you want me to go with you, just say it.

Amanda: Thank you. Thank you for thinking like that. But I’m fine. I’m gonna be okay. I have my sister now. Imani and I — we’re gonna help each other through this. I know that.

Devon: Are you sure?

Amanda: Yes. I’m sure.

Devon: Okay. If you change your mind, you know you can just pick up the phone and I’ll drop everything and I will be there with you.

Amanda: Thank you for making all of this possible.

Devon: Don’t thank me.

Amanda: I just… I don’t even know when I’ll be back.

Devon: It’s okay. All you need to focus on is getting naya what she needs, which is you being there and your love. You can take all the time you need…’cause I’ll be right here waiting for you.

Amanda: And I am gonna be missing you every minute that I am gone.

Nate: Look, I know imani’s not your favorite person in the world, but blaming her for my issues with devon is ridiculous.

Elena: I wasn’t saying that she’s solely responsible, but if she’s in your ear telling you that you’re right and devon’s wrong, that can’t be helping matters.

Nate: Why are we even talking about this? You blaming her makes it seem like you don’t care for her situation.

Elena: Of course I care. My heart is broken for their family, including imani.

Nate: Good. Because amanda and her sister are going through a real tragedy right now, and what we should be doing is helping them through this. Nothing else.

Elena: [ Scoffs ]

Abby: You know, chance doesn’t really share the details of the cases that he’s investigating with me.

Billy: He’s a man of integrity, which is why I like him. So, I guess if I want more information, I’ll bark up a different tree.

Abby: Good idea. Chelsea, would you still like that avocado toast?

Chelsea: Absolutely.

Billy: Ooh, that sounds good. May I have one, as well, please?

Abby: Of course. I will tell your server.

Billy: Thanks, abby. So, let’s make this breakfast meeting official. Any thoughts on the, uh, ideas I left with you before I took off for L.A.?

Chelsea: I have some feedback.

Billy: Ohh. Never really liked that word.

We need to come up with a show that will keep our audiences entertained, amused, intrigued.

Billy: Okay. So, go ahead. What groundbreaking, award-winning ideas do you have that no one else has thought about? Or do you just love shooting down my ideas to come up with your own?

Chelsea: What can I say? I love my job.

Billy: Maybe a little too much.

Abby: Wait, is this the new, exciting thing you were talking about? Working with billy on his podcast?

Chelsea: I know it’s a huge departure from fashion, but it feels like a right fit and it’s working.

Billy: Yeah, it is. Our first episode did really well.

Chelsea: I’m having a lot of fun, and I can still be creative, but in an entirely different way. This new gig with billy came at just the right time.

Nick: You think dad did the right thing? Going behind our backs, lying to us?

Victoria: Look, I get — i get that you’re upset that dad took matters into his own hands, but in the moment, I mean, he had no idea what happened. For all he knew, I could have killed ashland. I mean, he was acting to protect us.

Nick: All he had to do was talk to us, and he would have found out the truth instead of going behind our backs.

Victoria: Dad did what he needed to do to end this chaos that ashland has caused in our lives for the last year and a half.

Nick: Vick, just think about it. There’s a million ways this can go wrong. Lying to the cops is an extremely risky thing to do. And now our father has put us in a position where we’re forced to do that.

Victoria: You’re right. We’re complicit in a cover-up. I need to talk to dad.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: Hi, chance.

Chance: Victoria.

Victoria: How long have you been standing there?

Chance: I just got here. Why do you look so upset?

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Abby: What are you trying to say? That chance should back off the ashland case?

Chloe: Don’t tell me that you threatened the newmans.

Sally: There are still missing pieces to the puzzle, and we’re gonna find them.

Jack: There are so many opportunities for you to prove yourself to the world. And in fact, I can think of one off the top of my head. Come work with me at jabot.

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Nikki: I’m worried about her, too.

Victor: Oh. I can’t say I’m upset that the bastard is dead, but I’m concerned about our daughter’s reaction to it.

Nikki: Well, I just talked with her. She told johnny and katie the news. They’re handling it as well as can be expected.

Victor: That’s good to know.

Nikki: Have you talked to nicholas?

Victor: Unh-unh.

Nikki: Well, he is upset and confused, as well. I mean, he went from believing he had accidentally killed ashland to not having any idea where ashley was. And then he heard about a fatal car crash? He really doesn’t know what to make of it.

Victor: Yeah, well, it’s a lot for him to deal with, but I’m sure he’ll be alright.

Sally: Are you really leaving it up to me to decide if newman media will publish what I’ve learned? Or by asking me what I plan to do, is that your way of sending me a message as my boss to look the other way?

Nick: I swear to you, the decision is yours. I would just like a heads-up about what your intentions are so vick and I can be prepared for whatever is coming. Like I said, I’m very concerned for my sister.

Sally: [ Sighs ] As far as I know, no other news outlet is aware that ashland showed up to victoria’s house and got into it with her and you before he was found dead in his car. So part of me wants to publish it, scoop the competition, and inform the public. But… it might be a little premature at this point.

Chance: So how are you doing with all this news about ashland’s car accident?

Sharon: Well, I was upset when I heard about it. Not that I have any fondness for the man. Quite the opposite. But still, it was a shock. Brought up memories of rey’s death — how ashland wasn’t able to save rey, but he somehow managed to save himself and victoria.

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, I bet that’s tough to process.

Sharon: It is. But I spoke to nick about it, and he’s been a really great comfort to me, though he’s still trying to wrap his head around the whole situation himself.

Chance: Yeah, it was a tough night for everyone involved. So I’m assuming nick told you everything that happened with ashland?

Kevin: Thanks, bud.

Adam: What’s the rush, kevin? Got some hardcore hacking to do?

Kevin: Wouldn’t you like to know. I work for the gcpd. So if you’re looking for someone to blackmail into being your minion, look elsewhere. This guy’s on the right side of the law.

Adam: Yeah, well, at least for now. Old habits, you know, and all that.

Kevin: It’s funny. Now that I’m out of your orbit, everything is right in my world. Great job, great relationship, great family.

Adam: That sounds nice. I’m very happy for you.

Kevin: From what I hear, you’re striking out on all three of those fronts these days.

Adam: Gloating is not a good look on you, kevin.

Kevin: I think I’ve earned it. You put me through hell.

Adam: Come on. You were hardly an innocent victim.

Kevin: The difference between the two of us is that I have done my best to change. You just wallow in your bad habits.

Adam: What would you know about it?

Kevin: Uh, hello? Chloe? The love of my life?

Adam: No accounting for taste, but I guess there really is a lid for every pot, huh?

Kevin: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. My point is that chloe works for sally now. Not that she’s a gossip, but she has shared some things your ex has said about you. Whew!

Adam: Like what?

Kevin: Well, I wish I could stay and chat longer, but I’m assuming you heard ashland locke turned up dead, so I’m a little busy.

Adam: Wait a minute. Hang on a second, kevin. From what I heard, it was a simple open-and-shut case, and now you’re working on it after hours? Seems like there’s more that’s going on than meets the eye.

Jack: Going out?

Ashley: As a matter of fact, I am. Why? Are you keeping tabs on me like you used to when we were kids?

Jack: We’ve got kids who have kids. No, I don’t think so. I’m actually quietly reading over the lab report you asked me to look at.

Ashley: Well, you know what? I should be back at a pretty decent hour, so we can go over it when I get home.

Jack: Great.

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Diane: I brought something by for harrison.

[ Sighs ] Sorry to disturb you, but I wanted to bring these by tonight.

Jack: That’s okay. Ashley was just leaving.

Diane: Oh, well, don’t let me hold you up.

Ashley: I’m going to be back really soon so we can go over that report together and get it back to the team asap. Real soon.

Diane: [ Sighs ] It sounds like you’re busy, so I won’t take up too much of your time.

Jack: What have you got there?

Diane: Uh, I bought some age-appropriate books about loss and grief for harrison. I know, we will get kyle and summer’s approval first, but I thought these might be of use to our grandson.

Jack: That’s very thoughtful. I know you’re concerned about harrison. We all are.

Diane: Jack, don’t hold back. I know what you’re thinking.

Jack: What’s that?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Something along the lines of what phyllis said to me earlier today, that I might try and swoop in and do everything for harrison, but it won’t make up for the pain that I caused our son when he was a boy. I left you to guide kyle through the most devastating experience of his life and to pick up the pieces after I, you know, faked my death. So I can imagine that you don’t feel like I’ve earned the right to be there for our grandson now.

Sally: As the new head of newman media, it is important to me that whatever I put out into this world is rock solid. And right now, I have more of the story, but I don’t have the whole story. The police haven’t even addressed ashland’s whereabouts prior to his accident. So for now, maybe it’s best that we don’t put any of that in the articles we run on ashland’s death. But once I have all the relevant information, I’m going to do what I have to do.

Nick: I think that’s smart. Not that I’m pressuring you.

Sally: I know.

Nick: I really appreciate you holding off for now. It means a lot, and I will not forget it.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: Nick told me that ashland was dead. At that moment, I think he was more concerned about me and my reaction, much like you are now, and I appreciate that. Nick has been a really strong shoulder to comfort me since rey’s death, and I wanted to offer whatever support I could to him, too.

Chance: So you think nick needs support?

Sharon: Well, of course, as does victoria and the entire family. Um, you know what? I just remembered that I put something on in the kitchen right before you walked in, and I need to get back to it. Is there anything else I can get you?

Chance: I’m good. Thank you.

Sharon: Alright, enjoy that coffee.

Chance: I will.

Kevin: Somebody’s dead. So, of course, there’s going to be a proper investigation. These things take time. It’s a bit more complicated than doing a little look-see at the crash site.

Adam: But if it was just a simple car crash, then why the “all hands on deck” approach? I mean, I assume that’s what’s happening, given your involvement, kevin.

Kevin: I’m going to speak slowly so you can grasp the concept. Dead body. Notorious person. Huge public interest. There’s a lot of pressure from up top to cross every “t” correctly as quickly as possible.

Adam: Uh-huh.

Kevin: You know, you would think as someone who’s been arrested numerous times that you would understand how these investigations work. Unfortunately, that’s all the time I have to explain the obvious. You and your party of one, have a lovely night. If you have type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure

Nick: It’s pretty late for you. What happened now?

Victor: [ Sighs ] I just wanted you to know, son, that your mother spoke with victoria, and apparently everyone is holding up well.

Nick: I’m relieved to hear that.

Victor: I also want you to know that your mother’s going to make the official statement on part of our company about the news. What I need to know is if newman media is on the same page. Have you spoken to sally — what’s her name?

Nick: Spectra.

Victor: Oh, yeah.

Nick: Yes.

[ Sighs ] I just came from seeing her. Apparently, a source told her that ashland was at victoria’s that night. For the time being, though, she has decided not to use that information in newman media’s coverage.

Victor: Well, maybe she will not prove to be the liability I thought she might.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Look, I seriously hope that you are not here because you decided to hunt me down again.

Sally: I’m actually just here to order some takeout, so you don’t have to worry about a repeat performance. My heart won’t be bleeding all over the bar.

Adam: Okay.

Sally: Look, it’s inevitable that we’re going to see each other around town, and I don’t want things to be weird between us every time we cross paths.

Adam: I don’t either. But that’s really up to you.

Sally: Well, it’s a brand-new day. Or night, given the time. After our last conversation, you will be glad to know I realized you were right. We are better off apart.

Adam: Do you mean that?

Sally: I do. Yeah, I can’t keep fighting for a relationship that only one of us wants. Why would I? In the end, the only thing I would get out of it is a loss of self-respect.

Adam: Well, I am relieved that you have finally accepted that it’s over.

Sally: Yeah, well, I realize I was putting far too much energy into us and not enough into me, which isn’t a smart move, given that I have a lot to deal with as the ceo of newman media.

Adam: Oh. Then you didn’t resign.

Sally: I couldn’t bring myself to sacrifice the opportunity of a lifetime. No man is worth that. Not even you.

[ Sighs ]

Jack: I will admit that a few months ago, a few weeks ago, my reaction would have been as you described, that you had no business being in harrison’s inner circle, that you were overstepping, but… well, hearing about the books you just got, my first thought was, “wow, why didn’t I think of that?”

Diane: I think this is a big step forward for us.

Jack: I’m not going to question your feelings for harrison or how quickly you connected with him. The same thing happened to me. But right now, his family has to be there for him. All of us. He’s lost too much, too young.

Diane: I couldn’t agree more. And I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be considered family again, you know, what it means that harrison knows me as his grandmother. Jack, I promise I will never let that child down the way I did kyle. I will be there for both my grandson and my son — always.

Nikki: Hi.

Phyllis: Hey, nikki.

Nikki: I guess I beat ashley here, huh?

Phyllis: Hey, you get a lot of points for showing up and your dedication to the cause in light of…ashland’s death.

Nikki: Trust me, none of us are shedding tears over him.

Phyllis: Definitely not. And some people are just better off dead, like diane. Remember how happy we were when we thought she was dead?

Nikki: Hm.

Ashley: And once again, we agree on something.

Phyllis: Well, nice for you to show up.

Nikki: Hi.

Ashley: Yeah, I was delayed because the viper appeared on my doorstep. She just feels free to pop in whenever she damn well pleases. And she’s using this whole situation with ashland and harrison to just insinuate herself into our lives. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to trivialize what happened with the poor little boy and how it’s affecting your family with ashland and everything.

Nikki: Oh, please, I’m not offended. I’m not surprised that she’s using that to her advantage.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m sure she’s all but wearing a “best grandma ever” sash across her chest.

Ashley: You don’t understand. I want her gone yesterday.

Phyllis: Good thing nikki and I have come up with a plan. (Vo) it’s yoooopllllaaaitiimmeee!!!

Adam: You made the right call. You know, regardless of our personal situation, I always did think you were the right person for the job.

Sally: Well, I have a confession to make. I had a little help coming to my final decision.

Adam: Let me guess. You brought chloe in, and she had some strong opinions on the subject.

Sally: Yes. Chloe speaks her mind. It’s one of the things I like about her. But it wasn’t only her. Nick made a very strong argument for me to stay. And I’m really glad he did, because now I’m starting to see we’re going to a very positive, productive work dynamic.

Adam: Hm. Well, that was fast. Not that I’m not glad for you, but what led you to that conclusion?

Sally: Thank you. We just had a meeting on how newman media is going to cover ashland locke’s death.

Adam: Mm.

Sally: It’s quite the story, huh? High-profile. It’s very complicated for your family, obviously, but I have a pretty good grip on how I’m going to handle things.

Adam: I bet you do.

Victor: Well, now, this sally spectra is nothing if not ambitious, right? Now that she and adam are no longer an item, I’m sure she has decided to become a team player if she wants to keep her current position.

Nick: I’m not going to speculate about that, but I will tell you, there is a lot more to sally as an executive and a person than you think.

Victor: Oh, yeah? Well, I can hardly wait to find out. So, look, we have a long day. I think it’s time to go home. You must be exhausted.

Nick: Yeah, I’m tired, but, honestly, I’d rather talk, if you don’t mind.

Victor: About what?

Nick: Ashland’s death. You have been dancing around the issue, but I need some concrete answers. Ever since ashland was found in his car, I can’t shake the feeling that I don’t know what took place last night. But I’m certain you do. So I’m asking you one more time to be honest and tell me what happened.

Diane: I’m having so many mixed emotions right now. I… I feel guilty being happy about the progress that I’ve made when it’s such a sad day for so many others.

Jack: Far be it from me to speak ill of the dead, but I think it’s a stretch to think that that many people are going to miss him. After all the horrible things that ashland did, the only person I know that will grieve for him is harrison.

Diane: Well, if that’s true, then it makes ashland’s death even more tragic. To leave behind so little love is just a terrible way to end a life.

Jack: Are you thinking about the legacy you left behind all those years ago?

Diane: Well, I can’t help but compare the situation to my own. You know what? That’s in the past. And unlike ashland, I’ve been given a second chance. And I don’t take one minute of it for granted. I hope you can believe that.

Ashley: Kudos to you ladies for being proactive, but I thought we were supposed to be a team.

Nikki: Well, when you couldn’t make it to the last meeting, phyllis and I put our heads together, and since we are all working for a common cause, you know, if two out of the three of us agree —

Ashley: Gotcha. Majority rules, because we’re a democracy.

Phyllis: Well, it’s better. I mean, if we were a monarchy, we’d all want to be queen, right?

Ashley: That’s true. That’s true. Yeah. Well, listen, I’m open to any and all suggestions, so if it spells success, count me in. What is it?

Nikki: Unfortunately, we have not been able to dig up any dirt on diane when she was living in los angeles.

Phyllis: So we realized that we have to come up with some dirt here.

Ashley: What does that mean?

Phyllis: Well, we’re going to create a situation where diane spectacularly falls. I mean, so bad that kyle is done with her. And when he’s done with her, everybody else will follow suit.

Nikki: She will be forced to leave town in shame.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Right.

Ashley: This is a great concept.

Phyllis: And we’re going to center it around her job at marchetti. So we’re going to orchestrate some situation where it’ll look like she was sabotaging the company for her own personal gain.

Nikki: But in order to accomplish that, we need to have somebody on the inside.

Phyllis: That someone is me. It’s great. I mean, summer already offered me a job at marchetti when they were in milan, so I already set up the groundwork. What do you think?

Ashley: It’s a horrible idea. People who come to cricket, stay with cricket!

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Jack: Well, you obviously put a lot of thought into choosing these books. I’m impressed. And touched. And I think they’ll help harrison a great deal, and I know summer and kyle will be thankful, as well.

Diane: Let me know if there’s anything else I can do.

Jack: Oh, I think you’ve already gone above and beyond.

Diane: Look, I know I’ve stayed longer than I expected, and you have that report to get back to, so there’s just one more thing before I go. I want to thank you for what you did at the park today, the wayyou shut phyllis down when she was just going off on me.

Jack: There’s no need to get into that again.

Diane: Well, I appreciate that, but I think there’s every need.

Ashley: How could you think that I would sign off on this idea? It could possibly cause marchetti to be jeopardized, especially when it’s under the jabot umbrella. I mean, you two don’t care. It’s not your family’s company that would suffer.

Nikki: No, jabot wouldn’t suffer. We would come up with something that would harm diane but not the company.

Phyllis: Yeah, we’re not going to do anything that will tarnish the reputation of your family’s company or summer or kyle. Just something that will expose diane.

Ashley: Right. Well, excuse me if I sound just a little bit skeptical. Does the name gloria ring a bell? Remember when she tainted jabot’s face cream? She said she meant no harm. It was a huge catastrophe.

Nikki: Please tell me you’re not comparing us to gloria.

Phyllis: Please. It’s not like we’re going to poison the resort wear and pin it on diane. Our plan will be more nuanced.

Ashley: God, you know, you lost me at nuanced.

Phyllis: We’ll handled this deftly. We promise.

Ashley: I love this idea. I think it’s fantastic. You don’t think anybody’s going to be a little suspicious when you suddenly have this desire to join marchetti?

Phyllis: I was prepared for that when I broached the subject with summer.

Nikki: Wait a minute. You already talked to her about it?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Nikki: How did she react?

Phyllis: Well, of course, she accused me of having ulterior motives where diane is concerned, but I handled that.

Ashley: Did you, phyllis? How can you be so sure?

Victor: Son, I’ve already told you you’re not responsible for that bastard’s death. Nothing has changed.

Nick: Your assurances aren’t helping. There’s too many holes in the story to ignore.

Victor: Well, in my opinion, the simplest explanation is always the best.

Nick: Come on, there’s nothing simple about this. I’ve replayed this over and over in my head. Ashland striking his head after I hit him. Blood on the hearth. The man was unconscious. He had no pulse. Now, even if it was weak, and victoria and i somehow both missed it, how did he have the strength to get out of the room?

Victor: Beats me. But, you know, he had a history of surviving calamitous situations, you know?

Nick: There was no trail of blood. Are we to assume that he dressed his own wounds, that he was in the frame of mind that he could avoid detection, even though the police and your guys were looking for him? And what about the ring on the floor next to the french doors that I found? There’s just too many things about that night that don’t make sense, dad.

Victor: Worries me that you’re so upset about all this, but I’m not surprised. You’ve always had a rather deep sense of morality. All I can tell you is that there’s nothing for you to worry about. Your conscience is clear.

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Nick: That’s not an answer. Who do you think you are?

Adam: Well, you were right about locke’s death being a high-profile case. This whole thing is very shocking.

Sally: Yeah. I can’t believe he’s gone.

Adam: I just — I can’t help but think that it didn’t have to come to this, you know? The whole battle with locke should’ve ended when he accepted his payout, when he gave up his stake at the company and he agreed to annul his marriage to victoria.

Sally: I remember how optimistic you were about your plan to pay him off and that it would get him out of everyone’s lives.

Adam: Well, unfortunately, that was not enough for victoria. She would not settle for anything less than his complete destruction.

Sally: It’s a tad hypocritical of you to criticize someone else for wanting revenge.

Adam: Now that we’re through, you’re going to tell me what you really think about me, huh?

Sally: Always did. Only now I’m not taking pains to phrase it in a way that won’t hurt your feelings, since you certainly didn’t spare mine.

Adam: So you’re getting a little payback of your own?

Sally: I’m only pointing out that I know you contemplated partnering with ashland shortly before he died.

Adam: That was when I thought he was going to go after newman enterprises. Once I found out his target was victoria, I wanted nothing else to do with the guy.

Sally: Well, at least you still have a few boundaries.

Adam: The last time that I saw ashland, he was a total mess. Guy creeped me out. In fact, I warned my dad, nick, and victoria that they should keep their eyes open when it comes to locke.

Sally: You did?

Adam: I had a bad feeling that things were about to spiral, and I didn’t want to see anybody get hurt. I had no idea how things would ultimately play out, but I never could’ve predicted that the great locke ness monster would meet his fate in a simple car crash just like that.

Sally: You don’t know the half of it.

Adam: Oh? You’re just going to dangle that out there, just like that? Come on. You know you want to tell me.

Kevin: Hey there.

Chance: Hey. What are you doing here?

Kevin: Someone at the station told me you came here for a pick-me-up, and I wanted to talk to you in person. It can’t wait.

Chance: Is it about ashland?

Kevin: I got another piece of the puzzle.

Nick: You know, you don’t get it both ways — one minute promoting family unity and the next completely shutting me out. You’ve made it an art form with me, with everyone else, constantly changing the rules as you see fit. I’m done playing that game.

Victor: This is not a game, son. I’m trying to help you.

Nick: Then help me. Stop trying to twist things into this alternate reality where you get to control what’s right and wrong, what’s your version of the truth.

Victor: The hell is wrong with you, son? Throwing around all these accusations. You want facts? Ashland locke is as dead as a doornail. Victoria’s at home with her children. She’s safe. You’re alive and well. You should be home with your son. Stop looking for a fight.

Nick: The fact that you’re fighting me on this just proves that you’re hiding something. How am I ever supposed to trust you when it’s always this kind of manipulation every single time?

Victor: Son… …ashland locke was found dead on your sister’s living-room floor. My men took care of things. At metro by t-mobile… you can save more.

Diane: I can tell I made you a bit tense bringing up phyllis, but there’s really no reason to be uncomfortable.

Jack: Oh, because conversations about the dynamic between you and phyllis are usually so much fun, huh?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I am not going to condemn phyllis for what she said to me. I am used to her attitude towards me, and I probably even deserve it some of the time. I’m no damsel in distress, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate how you handled the situation.

Jack: I was mostly looking out for harrison.

Diane: I know that. But if there was a tiny, little part of you that was looking out for me, too, then thank you. It’s been a long time since we’ve been on the same side. To be honest, since anybody’s been on my side. I’ll show myself out.

Jack: Good night, diane.

Diane: Good night, jack.

Phyllis: If I say I’m going to handle something, I’ll handle something.

Ashley: Is that so?

Phyllis: Yeah. And work on your skills. Summer was this close to seeing your “operation diane jenkins” text. Work on your discretion.

Ashley: Maybe you should work on where you put your damn phone. And by the way, we cannot afford for you to fail.

Phyllis: I’m not going to fail. I don’t fail. I’m going to do this, and no one’s going to get hurt. Not the abbotts and not my daughter. Only diane. Trust me, I’m not going to let you down. Listen, diane is a ticking time bomb ready to go off. I’m just going to pull the pin out ever so slightly and wait for it to happen, and no one will notice.

Nikki: Kaboom.

Sally: Already? Thank you. Well, I should probably go.

Adam: Yep.

Sally: In the spirit of moving past any ugliness or awkwardness between us, I could share with you what I’ve learned about ashland’s last night on earth, but I think I’ll pass.

Adam: [ Scoffs ] Right.

Sally: Not exactly feeling magnanimous, especially after you called me pathetic and broke my heart.

Adam: Look, sally, I —

Sally: No, I don’t want to hear it. Whatever reasons you had for breaking things off with me, you were willing to hurt me to get what you wanted. Now, both of us have to live with the consequences of that decision. My loyalty has to be to newman media now. I am not about to give you any information.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Nick: Tell me what you did, and I want to know all of it.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] After you and victoria ran out of the house, my team went into that house, found ashland locke dead on the floor. They removed the body and put it into his car… drove him close to the ravine, and staged an accident. That’s it.

Nick: Simple as that, huh?

Victor: Simple as that, yeah. Yeah. You did nothing wrong with saving your sister’s life. Ashland locke was about to go after your sister and do bodily harm to her, perhaps kill her. You saved her from that, son. You went in. You intervened. You knocked him on his ass so hard that he hit his head on the floor. He died because of it. It was an accident. Not your intention to kill him. An accident. You think I give a damn that ashland locke is dead? No one cares about it. No one. He’s a bastard, a fraud who did such damage to our family and to your sister and to you. Don’t you feel badly about that. So the cops would investigate, right? They’ll find the car in the ravine, look at it, find no evidence, case closed. They move on. You should do the same thing. Move on. Forget this ever happened. And don’t forget, my motive was to protect you from being investigated.

Kevin: We got a tip about a car matching the description of ashland’s vehicle. Last night, it was seen parked at a gas station on the road that runs along the back end of victoria’s property.

Chance: How long was it there? Which direction did it come from? Which way did it go?

Kevin: I don’t know. That’s all the information I have right now.

Chance: Okay. We’re going to have to get our hands on some of that security footage from the gas station and from the street cameras in the area. Still a lot of questions about how ashland got from victoria’s house to the bottom of that ravine. Maybe now we can get the answers we need.

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Devon: Any word?

Amanda: No, not yet. But he’ll be here.

Devon: You sound so sure.

Amanda: Because I am.

Devon: He was pretty annoyed with me.

Amanda: Nate said he wanted to come and work this out. We need to take him at his word. But I did think that it was a good idea to do this outside of the office in case the two of you got heated again.

Devon: Why, because we’d be less likely to cause a scene in public?

Amanda: Exactly.

Devon: That’s — that’s pretty smart. Not gonna raise my voice —

Nate: I don’t give a damn about your deadline. I keep telling you — no comment.

Phyllis: I’d forgotten how cool this place is in the summer. It’s great. Hot guy.

Summer: Don’t get any ideas, mom.

Phyllis: Oh, I’m doing that. He’s not my type.

Summer: I’m talking about putting a rooftop pool in the grand phoenix. You can’t afford the expenditure.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, I’m not thinking of that. You know, I have other plans for the grand phoenix.

Summer: What do you mean?

Phyllis: We’ll get into that later. Anyway, I want to talk about you. It’s already been a stressful day for you.

[ Sighs ] Breaking the news about ashland to harrison.

Summer: We talked about it earlier. I’m okay. I mean, harrison is doing as well as can be expected.

Phyllis: Yeah. Well, you have to protect that little boy. You have to. I mean, the media is gonna come down on ashland really, really hard. You know that. Saying things like millionaire died in shame, he faked cancer, the locke ness monster has finally gone — things like that. They’re gonna want quotes from harrison’s parents. You know? I mean, honestly, all hell is gonna break loose.

Chloe: Blech.

Sally: What’s wrong?

Chloe: All of these people.

Sally: What people are you talking about? Hopefully no one whose name is on the building because they sign our checks.

Chloe: You know, as a rule, I am generally irritated by most of the newmans, but in this moment, I am specifically irritated by all of these national media parasites who just want to get the scoop on ashland locke’s death. Vultures.

Sally: Chloe, you do realize that we’re a part of the national media, right? So are you calling us vultures?

Chloe: No, no. I’m talking about all of the reporters who have come into town, who are trying to uncover some angle that no one else has found.

Sally: They’re not evil. They’re just trafficking in the most valuable commodity of the day — information. All of their platforms are covering ashland’s death, and they need to find an angle.

Chloe: Well, I doubt they’re gonna find out that nick punched ashland at victoria’s house the night that locke died.

Sally: What did you just say? Their confrontation got physical?

Nick: [ Sighs ] Hey, thanks for meeting me.

Sharon: Sure. What’s going on?

Nick: I just had to get out of the office. It’s crazy there with the news of ashland’s death out.

Sharon: Well, I’ve noticed that not all of the news is out. There’s been no mention of what happened at victoria’s house before the accident.

Nick: That’s the police department’s call. I’m sure they don’t want to release any more information than they have to. It doesn’t change the way this is hitting me.

Sharon: Are you still blaming yourself?

Nick: It’s hard not to. Whatever happened in that car that forced ashland to drive off the road, I feel responsible, like this is all my fault.

Sharon: Have you talked to victor again?

Nick: No. It’s driving me crazy wondering if my father’s lying to my face. She’s feeling the power of listerine.

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Amanda: What was that all about?

Nate: I’m sorry. I’ve got reporters hounding me.

Devon: About chancellor-winters?

Nate: No, ashland locke. They want a statement about his fatal car accident from, you guessed it, his best man.

Amanda: Don’t they know that the two of you aren’t friends anymore?

Nate: No, and I don’t want them to find out how he played me for a fool.

Devon: Nobody thinks that.

Nate: Well, the whole world will if journalists find out that I was his unwitting accomplice in his cancer scam. Guess it’s a good thing I left medicine. No one would ever trust me to make another diagnosis ever again.

Devon: It’s not like you were his doctor or his oncologist.

Nate: But it makes me look like I have terrible judgment. Look, I hate to think this way, but if my history with ashland becomes a part of the coverage of his death, it could make chancellor-winters look bad.

Amanda: I don’t think you need to worry about that. Okay? “The grinning soul” already exposed that ashland was lying about his cancer, and that is our series, so your name will not be mentioned. Besides, all anyone cares about right now is how ashland died. And you have nothing to do with that.

Devon: Despite how everything turned out between the two of you, I’m sure it still came as a shock to see that he died.

Nate: I’m a physician. I value human life more than anything. This is no different.

Devon: Well, still, if it becomes more of an issue for you, you know that you can take some personal time.

Nate: No, I just — just need to turn off my phone. I’m sorry the man’s dead, if for no other reason than he has a kid. But I don’t mourn him. All I want right now is for us to get past our disagreement and get down to work.

Devon: Okay, well, fair enough. Did you get lily and billy’s e-mail?

Nate: Yeah, it looks like they’re crushing it in L.A.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: Yeah, I mean, that is one good thing about being irrationally overconfident like billy is, he can get you into every room in front of every media powerhouse.

Devon: This is very true. I think it’s fantastic we’re getting coverage and exposure for the company on the west coast.

Nate: I completely agree. I’m on board with every decision they’ve made.

Amanda: Well, I love seeing the two of you on the same page, and speaking about things that we agree on, have you had a chance to talk to newman legal about getting elena out of her contract?

Nate: When I spoke to imani earlier, she said she forwarded the files to you. Did you not get them?

Amanda: Wait, you spoke to imani? You’re in touch with imani about this?

Summer: The press has been an absolute nightmare already. It’s very clear that they’re not gonna be letting us get over the shock of ashland’s death any time soon. I just hope that they move on from talking about his heir apparent. But in the meantime, the abbotts are doing a good job of keeping all of the reporters far away from harrison. But we do have other concerns.

Phyllis: Like what?

Summer: Well, nobody is stepping forward to claim ashland’s body, which means that kyle and i might have to be the ones to arrange a funeral, just for harrison’s sake. I mean, it would be the respectful thing to do.

Phyllis: Yeah. I mean, not that ashland deserves any respect, but…

Summer: No. But harrison does.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Summer: I just feel like when he’s older, it would be good for him to know that the man he called father was properly laid to rest.

Phyllis: Yeah. Hmm. It’d be sort of like diane’s funeral. You know that? Not a tear was shed. Hey, and it turns out we didn’t even need a funeral because she wasn’t even dead. Ha.

Summer: Mom, you realize you just turn this conversation to diane, right?

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. Hey, but I want you to know that I’m impressed with you, how you’re stepping up and being such a good mom to harrison. I am really, really proud of you.

Summer: Thank you. It hasn’t been easy, but…

[ Sighs ] I’m just trying my best. Yeah, just today harrison was playing, and he would look up and just ask a heartbreaking question, like, “is father never coming back?” Or “do you think that father has friends in heaven?”

Phyllis: Oh, wow.

Summer: What do you even say to that?

Phyllis: I don’t know. What did you say?

Summer: We said that, you know, father loved him very much and that we love him very much. Just tried to reassure him, and then he would go back to playing. But I can tell that he is really affected by all of this.

Phyllis: Yeah. Poor kid.

Summer: [ Sighs ] We just all have to be there for him. All of us. Grandpa jack, you, the abbotts.

Phyllis: Yeah. And not diane.

Summer: Mom.

Phyllis: No, I mean it. Not diane. She’s on my mind, summer.

Summer: Is this because of the run-in earlier today with her and jack in the park?

Chloe: It’s true. Nick clocked ashland the night he died. Probably not long before the accident.

Sally: And this was at victoria’s house?

Chloe: Exactly.

Sally: What was ashland doing there?

Chloe: I don’t really know. I just know that it got really heated between ashland and victoria, so nick had to step in.

Sally: Wow. And you found this out from your trusted source that rhymes with “fleven.”

Chloe: You know there are actual words that rhyme with his name. You don’t have to make up something.

Sally: Yeah, but it’s more fun to say fleven. So what else did kevin tell you?

Chloe: That’s all, and I just thought I should mention it because we work at newman, and, you know, there could be some blowback. I know it goes without saying that this just stays between us. But it did seem like you knew about nick and ashland having an argument. How?

Sally: Nick told me, but he obviously left out something important. This fight isn’t public knowledge. Yet.

Chloe: Well, I don’t think he has anything to worry about, even if they do find out. If half of the stories about ashland locke are true, it sounds like he deserved a sock in the jaw. No one could blame nick.

Sharon: I wish I could say, “don’t worry, your father wouldn’t lie or manipulate a situation like this.”

Nick: But you know better.

Sharon: Exactly. It’s entirely possible that victor is pulling all kinds of strings, not telling the truth to you or the rest of the family. He’s been known to go to extremes when it comes to his children.

Nick: There’s certainly precedent for this particular situation, as you know.

Sharon: You mean when adam was a boy in kansas and he accidentally killed that man on the farm? Victor did what he thought was best and he covered it up, but it came back to haunt adam. He still has psychic scars.

Nick: Well, I’m no scared little boy. I’m not gonna let history repeat itself in any way, shape, or form. The truth will come out. It always does. (Vo) red lobster’s seafood summerfest is fire!

Nate: I’m not sure what you’re trying to imply, amanda.

Amanda: I’m just saying that I didn’t know that you were in touch with imani regarding this.

Nate: I told you I would reach out about elena’s contract.

Amanda: Yes, but I assumed that you’d reach out to newman media, not my sister. Nate, I can pick up the phone and call my sister myself.

Nate: I realize that, but i was already in touch with imani about your mom’s rehab facility. I had some thoughts on it. Then we started talking about elena’s contract. That’s all it was.

Devon: The facility was really nice, by the way. Naya’s settled in well.

Nate: Good.

Amanda: Thank you for that recommendation. I really appreciate it. And I will take a look at the documents that imani sent me, and I’ll be in touch regarding next steps for elena’s contract.

Devon: Alright, cool. Moving on. What is the pr team doing about our double-booking issue?

Nate: They’re taking care of it.

Devon: Yes, I know that they’re taking care of it, but we’re having this meeting so you can tell me exactly how they’re gonna fix the problem and what you’re gonna do to make sure that nothing like this happens again.

Chloe: Okay, so we can save 10% with a new server and get 20% more capacity.

Sally: I like the sound of that.

Chloe: Plus, the server rooms are located in four different locations across the western hemisphere.

Sally: And that’s good?

Chloe: Yeah, it just means that if there’s an interruption, then we have three backups.

Sally: I see. Well, run it by legal and make the deal.

Chloe: Okay, I’ll get to it today.

Sally: We might need those extra servers if we can break a huge story like the circumstances surrounding locke’s death. I mean, why hasn’t it been revealed that ashland was a victoria’s house that night? All the media is reporting right now is it is a fatal one-car accident.

Chloe: Well, it’s quite possible that whatever went down between locke and the newman siblings has nothing to do with the accident.

Sally: Yeah, but if anything, it speaks to locke’s state of mind, why he was so distracted while he was driving that he ended up in a ravine.

Chloe: Well, don’t forget about that crazy windstorm. Maybe that played a part.

Sally: But how come there weren’t a bunch of serious accidents last night?

Chloe: That’s a really good point. Maybe there was some sort of mechanical issue.

Sally: Yeah, but I feel like that would be really easy to figure out and something the gcpd would want to issue a statement about to quash speculation.

Chloe: Yeah, I suppose.

Sally: So everything we know points to the fact that this is more than just an ordinary accident. Did the newmans convince the police to keep quiet?

Chloe: I doubt it. Chance is the lead detective, and it’s not his style.

Sally: Chance, the detective married to abby newman?

Chloe: Yeah, he’s kind of a boy scout. He can’t be pressured.

Sally: Okay, so then what’s the deal? Isn’t what happened before the accident critical information? Shouldn’t the public have a right to know?

Chloe: I’d imagine that the police have a lid on it because it’s still an open investigation.

Sally: Yeah, but why is that? One-car accident, what is there to investigate? I’m telling you, there’s something else at play here.

Chloe: Okay, so what do you want to do about it?

Sally: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. I told nick that I would only publish the facts, but now that I have this information, how can we not put it out there?

Chloe: Okay. I don’t know where you’re going with this, but I feel like I’m obligated to remind you that we have to be very, very careful with this.

Sally: Of course. I am nothing if not careful.

Chloe: [ Chuckles ] I would say the exact opposite is true.

Sally: Okay, maybe the old me, but I am learning.

Chloe: Okay. My due diligence is done here. You’ve been warned. I am going to get this done and talk to legal.

Nick: I mean, the fact that I’m questioning what really happened that night shows how messed up this whole situation is.

Sharon: You need to find a way to get closure.

Nick: I just can’t shake this feeling that dad is up to his old tricks. I can read him too well. I know there’s more going on here.

Sharon: Victor may mean well, but making you question your own reality, that is not helpful. What if the official version of the story is true? Ashland wasn’t dead. He got up. He went to his car and drove off and he crashed into that ravine.

Nick: I really hope that’s what happened. But even the police are questioning that story.

Sharon: Why do you say that?

Nick: I talked to chance again. He had a lot of questions.

Sharon: Well, have they determined the cause of death yet? Because I know it took a while for them to discover that rey died of a heart attack that night that he was driving, and maybe this is a similar situation. Ashland was known to have heart issues.

Nick: I think what happened to rey was a one-in-a-million occurrence. I highly doubt that’s what happened here. But that’s the thing, we don’t know anything. If the police know more, they’re not sharing it. Chance isn’t being very forthcoming. But I can tell, he is suspicious about the whole chain of events.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Sharon: Is it the police?

Nick: No. It’s just somebody else digging for answers. Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?

Phyllis: This, she is almost all ice. Crazy. I’m gonna go refresh this.

Summer: Wait, mom. Chill out. Somebody is gonna be around to refresh your drink. Are you trying to avoid talking about seeing jack and diane in the park?

Phyllis: Why would you think that?

Summer: It’s a little concerning that you don’t even want to discuss it.

Phyllis: You think because i want to refresh my drink, I don’t want to discuss jack and diane?

Summer: You told me that jack admitted that he was still in love with you, no matter how complicated it is.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah.

Summer: Okay, and then he walked up on you and diane at each other’s throats in the park.

Phyllis: Right. He did that, and he acted exactly how I would think he’d act.

Summer: It’s just bad timing.

Phyllis: Oh. Yeah, right. Bad timing for me, for sure. Great timing for diane on the other hand.

Summer: I don’t think she set you up. I mean, there was no way that she could have known you were there. I didn’t mention that I was meeting you there.

Phyllis: Okay, maybe diane didn’t set the trap this time, but she took advantage of the situation knowing that jack was there in the park.

Summer: Okay, but what about after diane left? What happened between you and jack?

Phyllis: Oh. Nothing. I don’t want to get into it with you.

Summer: Mom.

Phyllis: No.

Summer: Come on.

Phyllis: Seriously, no. You have bigger problems right now with harrison. Alright? I don’t want to burden you with mine. You know, besides, there’s something else I want to get into with you.

Summer: Okay. What’s that?

Phyllis: Me working at marchetti. Right? I mean, let’s talk about that. Did you bring it up to kyle? Let’s do this.

Sharon: Who was it?

Nick: I don’t want to drag you into this more than i already have.

Sharon: You’re not dragging me into anything. I’m asking. I want to help.

Nick: Just let me get some more answers myself. We’ll definitely talk again.

Sharon: Okay, I understand if this is something that you need to handle on your own.

Nick: Yeah, this is in the solo category, but I really appreciate it.

Sharon: Well, I’ll be here when you’re ready to talk. I mean it.

Nick: I know you do. I know those just aren’t words. You really want to help. Thanks for always being here for me.

Sharon: Always.

Nate: I didn’t realize I was being micromanaged.

Devon: How is me asking you a question micromanaging you?

Nate: It sounded like you doubted I was on top of the situation.

Amanda: It sounds like the two of you still have a lot to work out, so I’m gonna step out, take care of a few things. I’ll meet you back at the office, okay?

Devon: Okay.

Devon: Do you have a problem?

Nate: I’m just trying to do my job. The one you hired me to do.

Devon: Okay. So then why can’t I ask you a question about this job that I hired you to do? You thought that an artist could replace tessa. He was already booked on the same date. It’s a classic double booking, and I want to know the details of what our pr team is gonna do to fix this problem.

Nate: Just by asking the question, you make it seem like I’m not taking care of it.

Devon: If I didn’t think you were taking care of it, I’d just say that to you.

Nate: You delegated the authority to fix the problem to me.

Devon: That’s right, I did. But I’m not just gonna ignore the problem and act like it doesn’t exist. This is my job. Do you never ask another doctor about their patients?

Nate: All the time.

Devon: Okay.

Nate: But I didn’t pester them. I didn’t jump into the middle of their surgeries.

Devon: This is the first time I’m asking you a question about this. So if there’s a bigger problem here, you can tell me so I can help you fix it.

Nate: Oh, now I need help. And maybe even another mentor. Again.

Devon: I didn’t bring that up again, you did. But why are you taking this so personally?

Nate: How else am I supposed to take it?

Devon: Wow. Hey… you know, I think that I — I have an idea of what’s going on here with you. I think that you — you’re overreacting to all these questions because maybe in some way you’re second-guessing this career change. Hi, I’m karen.

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Nate: I’m not insecure about my decision to switch careers. I was a surgeon who couldn’t perform surgery anymore. I needed the change.

Devon: Well, you’re just being really sensitive about a lot of suggestions, man.

Nate: You keep saying I’m taking things the wrong way. I know what it means when someone says you need a watchdog to look over your shoulder.

Devon: That’s not what i think. Okay? This is a crucial time for our company. Everyone’s watching to see if this merger is gonna work, and we need to be sharp.

Nate: I know this.

Devon: Good. I’m glad you do, because I have a lot invested in this company succeeding.

Nate: So do I.

Devon: It’s a little bit different, though.

Nate: I realize you have a lot of money in play. I’m not trying to hurt the company. I’m trying to add value.

Devon: Yeah, I know that you’re trying to do that. I understand it, but you’re new to the business world. You’re out of your element. And it takes time and it takes learning. And I know the feeling of making a sharp turn with your career. I did the same thing with music, but I found my path and I’m trying to do the same thing for you by giving you this opportunity.

Nate: But it feels like you keep stifling me. You’re used to calling all the shots, and it sounds like you want it to stay that way.

Devon: Okay, that’s not the case. I’m sorry you feel like that, but I’m not gonna argue with you. I will say, though, that the idea of having a mentor — not me, but somebody — is not a bad one. Or at least getting some media

Nate: Media training. You know what? Elena’s back from her trip. I’m gonna go home and spend some time with her.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Like you pointed out, we have a traumatic situation going on right now. I just don’t think it’s the right time to broach the subject of you coming to work for marchetti to kyle.

Phyllis: Okay. Alright. Well, I’m really excited. I mean, look at me. I have so much enthusiasm, and I’m wearing marchetti.

Summer: I noticed, and I appreciate it, but there’s just a lot going on, and I don’t think that kyle would be receptive to it right now. Let’s just give it some time.

Phyllis: Sure, sure. I mean, when you talk to kyle, make sure you include that I have a tremendous work ethic, if he doesn’t already know that. I get things done. And that’s what you need at marchetti for sure, right? And…

[ Sighs ] I may be selling the grand phoenix.

Summer: What? Is that what you were alluding to?

Phyllis: Uh, part of it, yeah. It’s part of it.

Summer: Wait, I don’t get it. The grand phoenix is your baby.

Phyllis: Yeah, I know. This is the thing, lily winters came to me. She wanted to buy it for chancellor-winters, and her offer was more than generous.

Summer: I guess I can see how that would be persuasive.

Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, it was a good deal for her, a good deal for me. Great deal for marchetti. Maybe it’s just meant to be.

Summer: I’m just surprised. I know how much the hotel means to you.

Phyllis: You mean more to me.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: What was that message about?

Sally: That was fast. Which means it must be more than a rumor.

Nick: Where did you get your information?

Sally: That your confrontation with ashland got physical, that you punched him? We have a lot of reliable sources here at newman media.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Does newman media want to kn odo

Sally: We’re one and the same.

Nick: I don’t know where you’re going with this. I already told you the other night I got into a confrontation with ashland.

Sally: Yes, but clearly there is more to it. You hit him. Why? And why was ashland at victoria’s house? Was he invited? Did he break in? And how exactly do you figure into all of this? We really had our hands full with our two-year-old.

Devon: Hey.

Amanda: Hey. Oh, no. Judging by that face, things didn’t go very well with nate, huh?

Devon: No. No, they did not. He’s just — he’s just too damn sensitive to talk to right now. Every time I ask him a question, he says I’m micromanaging him.

Amanda: Will the dynamic between the two of you ever be fixed?

Devon: That’s a good question. I don’t know. Things only got worse after you got up and left. I don’t know, I just think that maybe I may have pulled nate into this business world too fast for his own good.

Sharon: Hey, nate. Is everything okay?

Nate: It will be once I get home to elena. Could I get a couple of coffees to go?

Sharon: Sure.

Nate: Thank you.

Sharon: I hope elena stops in here sometime soon. Be nice to see her again.

Nate: She will. You can count on it.

Sharon: Well, I’m glad to hear that she’s home. You must be looking forward to seeing her.

Nate: Actually, I already did. But I cut our reunion short so I could get back to work. Big mistake.

Summer: Back in milan, I loved the idea of working with you. It could be so fun.

Phyllis: Oh, and so productive.

Summer: I totally agree. But I think I know what kyle’s objection might be.

Phyllis: What?

Summer: Diane?

Phyllis: Diane. Come on. I’m not even gonna see diane. We won’t even cross paths.

Summer: But you keep on bringing her up.

Phyllis: Listen, I’m not gonna let diane jeopardize my relationship with you.

Summer: I hear you, but kyle might not. He might even think that you want to come work for marchetti because of diane.

Phyllis: That’s ridiculous. I mean, I don’t even like that woman.

Summer: Believe me, I know. But he might be a little suspicious of this sudden career change.

Phyllis: Why? I’ve done so many things. So many. I’m like a jack of all trades. I have a restless spirit, you know? Besides, kyle gets to work with his dad and his mom. Kyle gets to do that. I mean, the newmans all work together. The winters work together. I want to work with my family. I want that, summer. I need to work with my daughter.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

Summer: Mom, somebody’s trying to get in touch with you.

Nick: Alright, you need to slow down.

Sally: I hope I didn’t bombard you with too many questions. You can speak to one of newman media’s reporters, if you’d prefer.

Nick: I wld w w w wrefer that, thank you.

Sally: Are you regretting that you convinced me to stay on?

Nick:’M’met’m’m’m’mhe’m’m’m’m listen, I need you to stop making assumptions for one second and just listen. Okay?

Sally: Okay.

Nick: The reason I punched ashland — and your source was right, that did happen — was because he was getting violent with my sister, and I needed to step in and stop it.

Sally: Of course you would stand up for your sister. I always fantasized about having a brother to defend me.

Nick: Well, I will always have victoria’s back.

Sally: So then what happened? Ashland, not wanting to get into a bigger fight with you, drove off?

Nick: Not exactly.

Sally: Okay, things are getting a little murky again.

Nick: I have no idea how the crash happened. All I know is later that night, ashland was found in his car at the bottom of a ravine and pronounced dead on site.

Sally: Great. I mean, not great that he’s dead, but great that those are the facts because no one else has them. So newman media can beat every other outlet to the punch. No pun intended.

Nick: I don’t think that’s a good idea.

Sally: Chanccomm wracked up huge numbers covering ashland. And chancellor-winters, they’re gonna do the same thing. We are the only company with the inside scoop. We know what really happened, so we can out-scoop them all and publish the story of the final night of ashland locke’s life. I was taking my antidepressant daily,

Nate: Yeah, maybe it was a mistake to bring nate in in such a high-level position instead of letting him start off slowly.

Amanda: He was the chief of surgery. You needed to offer him a senior position to make it worth his while.

Devon: I know, but just the fact that it’s such a big career change, I should have known that there was gonna be issues in the beginning.

Amanda: Maybe. But you did acknowledge that it would take time to ease him into this job.

Devon: Well, he doesn’t think he needs any time.

Amanda: Maybe he needs a little guidance.

Devon: Oh, he doesn’t want that either. And I don’t have time to be a guide for him. I was lucky enough to have neil. Nate doesn’t have anybody like that.

Amanda: Devon, I really think that this is just a learning curve. And despite what nate said about being okay, I think that ashland’s death rattled him.

Devon: Yeah. That might be the case, but things weren’t exactly smooth sailing before ashland died.

Amanda: Okay, well, what do you want to do about it?

Devon: I don’t know. I really don’T. Because the whole point of this company was for it to be a cohesive family working situation. And I don’t know if we can ever get it to that.

Sharon: Two coffees to go.

Nate: Thank you very much, sharon.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Hello, imani? Hey, how’s everything going? Oh, well, that’s good. Thank you for sending those files over to amanda. But you shouldn’t be working, remember? Your mom needs — she’s sleeping.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, you called because you want some company. Well, okay, well, I will try to keep you as entertained as possible.

Phyllis: By the way, all those texts, that was about our freight elevator. They needed my permission to call a repairman, blah, blah, blah. Hey, those are situations and problems that I will not miss.

[ Sighs ]

Summer: You know we have elevators in the jabot building, too, right?

Phyllis: Yeah, but it’s not my issue. Somebody else has to deal with it. And I take the stairs anyway. Honestly, summer, do you think it’s a possibility, my working at marchetti?

Summer: Definitely. I’m gonna talk to kyle soon, when the time is right.

Phyllis: Ah! Thank you, summer. Thank you.

Summer: No guarantees, though.

Phyllis: Of course. Of course. I mean, you make your decision, and no hurt feelings. No problem. But it would be pretty great, the two of us working at marchetti together.

Summer: It would be kind of amazing. And I know that you would do an awesome job.

Phyllis: Oh, I’d do an amazing job. I mean, it would be unforgettable, what we could do together. I mean, life-changing.

Nick: I can understand the value of beating the competition to a story, but I’m still reeling from this. Ashland was getting violent with my sister. He wouldn’t let her walk away, so I had to step in.

Sally: I’m sorry.

Nick: No, it’s — it’s way harder on victoria. He was terrible to her. And if the story follows her, then the torture continues. Do you understand what I’m saying?

Sally: So you don’t want me to cover it? Look, I have to admit, I didn’t want to start my leadership here at newman media this way, covering a big, juicy story about the newmans. But if we don’t get out ahead of it, someone else will. And then it looks like we don’t know what we’re doing or we’re covering something up. And I don’t want to start my tenure here at newman media that way either.

Nick: I understand. The story’s in your hands, sally. What are you gonna do with it?

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Kevin: Chance. Well, whatever you wanted to talk about must be top-secret since you needed to meet away from the station. What’s up?

Chance: What do you know about ashland locke’s death?

Kevin: Lost control of his car and drove off the road into a ravine. The news was not met with an outpouring of grief.

Chance: You didn’t read the whole police report, did you, kevin?

Kevin: I’ve been up to my neck in it support work. Why? What’d I miss?

Chance: Locke’s death might be more complicated than we first thought.

Victor: So, I understand that everyone who was on the security team assigned to watching victoria’s house was interviewed by the cops regarding ashland locke’s death? That went smoothly? Well, I hope so. You inform me if anything changes, alright? Thank you.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

[ Pen clatters ]

[ Sighs ]

Ashland: Enough, alright?

Nick: You put your hands on her?!

Ashland: Ugh!

Nick: I can’t feel a pulse.

Victoria: Ashland?

Nick: Can you find a pulse? Vick. What the hell?

Victor: Are you alright?

Victoria: Dad, what are you doing here?

Victor: What do you mean, “what am I doing here”? I’m here to protect you.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Sally: Nick. I’m glad you’re here.

Nick: Yeah? Why?

Sally: I have been doing some thinking since we last spoke, and I just wanted to let you know that I am staying at newman media.

Nick: Last time we talked, you seemed pretty adamant about leaving.

Sally: Yeah, well, I was allowing issues from my personal life to cloud my judgment, and i wasn’t thinking about what was right for me. I was just reacting.

Nick: Yeah. That can get you in trouble.

Sally: Yeah, and it did, especially since I was reacting to what adam was saying and doing, which I realized was a huge mistake. I’ve been given a very unique opportunity, and when you’ve been underestimated your whole life and someone finally sees something special in you, you owe it to them to prove they were right for taking that chance on you. And I also want to prove it to myself.

Nick: Good for you, sally.

Sally: And I have you to thank for that epiphany, for being so candid with me.

Nick: Yeah. Actually, I think I owe you an apology, sally. I was, uh, pretty blunt with you. I’m sorry adam is jerking you around. I guess I was thinking he was trying to change so he would stop sabotaging his happiness, but some people just need a healthy dose of chaos in their lives.

[ Cellphone buzzes ]

Sally: Oh, my god.

Nick: What happened?

Sally: Ashland locke is dead. I’m amber, I’ve lost 128 pounds with golo,

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Victor: Really? That is damn good news. I daresay, after the past few days, we are due some, right? Well, I can’t thank you enough. Yeah. Listen, I’m about to go into a meeting, alright? Talk later. Bye. Noah.

Noah: Sorry I’m late.

[ Cellphone thuds ]

Victor: [ Exhales heavily ] Your grandfather’s a busy man, you know.

Noah: And that’s why i appreciate you taking the time to meet with me. Have you had a chance to look at my proposal about turning the top of the tower in an art space and nightclub?

Victor: I have indeed, and i think it’s a hell of a concept. You spent a lot of time developing it, didn’t you?

Noah: Well, when you’re passionate about something, it can take you to places you never expect. And I think it’s about time you started using that space for something exciting — an experience you can’t find anywhere else in town.

Kevin: What, uh, makes you think there is more to ashland’s death? Were there signs of foul play?

Chance: Nothing I can point to yet.

Kevin: But you’re looking.

Chance: It’s my job.

Kevin: Far be it from me to tell you how to do it, but sometimes a car crash is just a car crash, even when it involves the most hated man in genoa city.

Chance: There’s more to the story. Trust me. And it’s all in the police report. And since I want you to take on a bigger role in this case…

Kevin: I need to be up to speed. Got it.

Chance: Alright, here are the basic facts. So, ashland arrives at victoria’s house, right? Talks his way in. He wants to renew the relationship, but victoria has no interest. Now, ashland had just been released on bail after violating a restraining order, preventing him from having contact with his son. He had also been publicly outed on that podcast as a fraud after he faked his cancer.

Kevin: A prince amongst men.

Chance: He lost his company. He lost his wife.

Kevin: So he’s desperate, angry.

Chance: Exactly. So then nick shows up, right? Checking in on his sister. Walks right into the middle of this whole confrontation. He comes to his sister’s defense. Things escalate between the men. They throw hands. Boom, ashland’s down on the ground. He’s out cold, not moving. Victoria and nick — they check for a pulse. They can’t find one. I mean, they think this guy is dead. So they go outside and they call me, only to go back inside and find that the body is now gone.

Kevin: Wait. So, nick and victoria were too upset to find a pulse, didn’t realize that ashland was still alive. They leave the room. Locke gets up, walks out to his car, gets behind the wheel, loses control and crashes? That’s how he died?

Chance: That is the working theory so far.

Nick: Yeah, I know ashland’s dead.

Sally: I mean, this is huge. Do you have any details? Was — was locke drunk? Was there another car involved? I mean, I know someone may have wanted to run him off the road. He wasn’t exactly at a loss for enemies. But, I mean, this doesn’t say that there was anyone else in the car, so I assume he was alone. How is victoria doing? I know she didn’t want any more to do with him, but, I mean, she was just recently in love with the guy.

Nick: She’s on a trip with her kids. A trip she planned weeks ago.

Sally: I wasn’t insinuating anything.

Nick: You were with your eyes.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Well, i guess it’s a good thing that she’s out of town and out of the spotlight.

Nick: And I know victoria would agree with me when I tell you that I don’t think newman media should dig too far into this story, out of respect for the family’s privacy.

Sally: Except for the fact that this is a story that newman media can tell like no one else. I mean, the death of victoria’s ex, the disgraced former co-ceo of our parent company?

Nick: It’s more complicated than that, a lot more.

Kevin: It makes sense that ashland’s accident is hitting you harder than the rest of us. Losing a partner is not all that dissimilar to losing a spouse. And rey’s death is still very fresh. It can really mess with a person’s head.

Chance: Well, for me, it’s a reminder.

Kevin: That life is short. Yeah.

Chance: No. Not everything is the way it initially appears.

Kevin: Oh.

Chance: And if something feels off, don’t be satisfied with the simple answer. When I learned that rey had a heart attack, the whole scenario just made sense. It made sense why he didn’t have the natural reaction to avoid a collision, why he didn’t hit the brakes, why he didn’t try to steer away from oncoming traffic. And that is why I need to know exactly what happened to ashland locke yesterday. I want to know what he did every minute leading up to his death. And you’re gonna help me do it.

Kevin: Me? What can I do? I’m not a cop. I can’t interrogate people. And while I’m sure his car has plenty of microchips inside, you really need a mechanic to analyze that data.

Chance: Go see the medical examiner. She takes her coffee with two sugars.

Kevin: But I have nothing to do with it in her office. She doesn’t even technically work for the gcpd.

Chance: Go see her and tell her how much you like that fantasy role-playing game.

Kevin: Oh, she plays that, too?

Chance: That’s what I hear. And that’s why you’re the perfect man for the job.

Kevin: Unless you’re suggesting that ashland’s death had something to do with the search for a mythical orb, I fail to see the connection.

Chance: You can take this shared interest, and you can butter her up, man. Get friendly. Yeah? I mean, ask her to join your, uh — whatever it is you call a group of people who play that game.

Kevin: A guild.

Chance: Yes. Yes. Guild. And then once you two are guild buddies — yeah? — You make sure she knows that that autopsy is our top priority.

Kevin: [ Sighs ] Alright. I guess that’s simple enough.

Chance: And you make sure you know that police report by heart, man. I’m gonna need you up to speed if we’re gonna figure this out.

Kevin: “We.” Sure. I mean, yes. And I will report right back to you because that is what a good sidekick does. We’re kind of a team now, right? You’re boots on the ground. I’m your guy behind the desk, eyes on everything, plugged in to the mainframe. Yes! Maybe not. But I will see what I can do about speeding up that autopsy, and, uh, I’ll be in touch.

Chance: Thank you.

Noah: The way I envision it, we showcase the art during the day. Now, we can utilize pieces from local artists of the region, as well as the highest end from overseas. I am talking cutting-edge everything — sound, visuals. That space — it can transform in anything we’d like. That’s what’s so attractive about it. It could be a gallery and an event venue and a nightclub. And what’s really exciting is nowadays we can utilize augmented reality to seemingly transform it into it — I don’t know — the summit of mount everest, if we’d like. Or the inside of an impressionist painting by degas.

Victor: Mm.

Noah: Completely immersive. That way, we can take our guests to another time and another space. And I’ll handle curating all the installations myself. That way, it has an authentic gallery vibe to it. And I come in with real-world experience from working at the underground and managing the top of the tower.

Victor: You’re a newman.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: You’re very bright. I’m very impressed, okay?

Noah: Thank you, grandpa.

Victor: But… newman towers is a business, okay? And top of the tower is a functioning restaurant that we need to stay open day and night. You understand, right?

Noah: I do. I do. I-I knew coming into this pitch that it was a long shot.

Victor: I can tell you that it’s a brilliant concept. It really is. And combining your artistic… genius with your experience running a nightclub is a recipe for success.

Noah: Thank you, grandpa. That means a lot.

Victor: Having said that, sometimes it’s important when we’re young and growing up to spread our wings. And your father is a very good example. You know, he has undertaken a number of ventures, gained a lot of experience, and now he’s coming back to newman enterprises. He’s gonna apply all he learned to the company I built. That makes me happy and very proud. And one day I know you will come back with all the experiences you have gathered on the outside, okay? You’re a very bright boy. So, go out and spread your wings and earn your laurels, alright?

Noah: [ Chuckles ] Alright. Thank you, grandpa. Adam. He’s all yours.

Victor: Hey, son. I was just thinking about you.

Adam: I’m surprised you didn’t ask the bartender to break out the good stuff. Why don’t you have a tequila in hand, celebrating the demise of ashland locke?

Sally: Complicated usually makes for a good story.

Nick: Not in this case.

Sally: Okay, you should probably tell me what you know about ashland locke’s death before I jump to the wrong conclusions.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I had a confrontation with locke before he died in the car accident.

Sally: A confrontation.

Nick: What I’m about to tell you is completely off the record. It’s not for publication. It’s not information to be shared with anyone else. I spoke with the cops. End of story.

Sally: I see.

Nick: Now, it’s possible that this will eventually get out, so I would prefer it if you heard it from me.

Sally: When you said this was complicated, you weren’t kidding. Especially for the person who you just recently hired as ceo of your family’s media company. For people who are a little intense about hydration.

Noah: Hey.

Allie: Hi. How did everything go with your grandfather?

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Allie: Oh. That good, huh?

Noah: Yeah.

Allie: I’m sorry. Well — well, these drinks that I purchased to help us celebrate will now magically transform themselves into beverages that will help concoct your next venture.

Noah: [ Chuckles ] Well, thank you. I’m gonna need all their powers.

Allie: [ Sighs ] Did it really go that badly?

Noah: No, not really. I mean, he turned me down, but I knew it was a hard sell. And the whole way here, i couldn’t help thinking, “at least I get to see allie. I’ll tell her what happened, and somehow everything will even out.”

Allie: And has it?

Noah: Almost.

Allie: Well, we, uh — we should work on plan b, right? Let’s go with the location that your sister suggested.

Noah: Yes. Grand phoenix. Has a trendier feel. That’s the kind of crowd I want to attract.

Allie: And you will get people coming in from out of town, and they probably don’t want to stray too far for entertainment.

Noah: Yes, but it also means working with phyllis.

Allie: I know how you feel about summer’s mom on a personal level, but this is business, right? And she must be good at that since keeping a hotel running is a challenging feat.

Noah: Yeah, but even in her professional life, there’s always some drama swirling around.

Allie: [ Sighs ] I know. But you don’t have to be her best friend. You just need to lease a space from her.

Noah: You know, you’re almost mercenary about this.

Allie: I am practical.

Noah: Alright, well, whatever it is, I like it.

Allie: Well, you know, we should, uh — we should toast. To all the “no’s” that led you here and the one that’ll lead you to that final “yes.”

Noah: Yes. So, about that thought I had on the way back from society…

Allie: Yeah. That thought.

[ Cellphone pings ] Y-you should probably check that text, right? It could be an art emergency or something.

[ Both laugh ] Noah? Noah, what is it?

Noah: Um, it’s, uh… it’s about ashland locke.

Allie: What’s that big jerk done now?

Noah: He’s dead.

Victor: Have a seat, son. I won’t pretend to grieve the loss of ashland locke for one second. He was a bastard, a fraud. Did a lot of damage around here. But that doesn’t mean that you should be glib about his death.

Adam: Why be so serious? I mean, you’re back in control of your domain. This is a win for the newman family. So, I mean, I get why you don’t want to be too happy about it in public. There are so many questions out there. At least, that’s the, uh, sense I got when I ran into chance. Oh, now I have your attention.

Sally: When, precisely — just out of curiosity — did this confrontation take place?

Nick: Before you and I spoke at crimson lights.

Sally: Well, it was obvious something was weighing on you last night, and the last thing you wanted to deal with was my personal drama.

Nick: Eh, that’s the last thing I want to deal with any night.

Sally: [ Laughs ] Fair. But whenever I told you that i was planning on leaving newman media, you responded. You were a little harsh. But, I mean, no wonder, given everything that you were dealing with. And you gave me a lot to think about. It really helped, talking with you, and I would like to return the favor if you’re open to it. ‘Cause this has to be a lot to deal with. I mean, wanting ashland locke out of your family’s life, especially after what he did to your sister, and then you find out he died in a car accident? I mean, that has to be a huge shock.

Nick: You have no idea.

[ Cellphone pings ] Excuse me.

[ Sighs ]

Sally: Do you need to respond to that?

Nick: No, it’s just something else I got to add to my list.

Sally: Was is it about ashland?

Nick: You know, with vick gone, I just have a lot of work to do, like an insane amount of work to catch up on. So, where were we? That’s right. Before you go — and this is on the record… I’m glad you’re staying, sally.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] So am I.

Nick: And, uh, about that story…

Sally: Yeah. I will make sure that we stick to reporting the facts.

Nick: Good. It’s nice to know I can count on you. (Vo) when you live with moderate to severe crohn’s disease

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Allie: I take back everything I said about ashland.

Noah: No, don’T. You said he was a jerk. That’s probably the nicest way anyone’s ever described him.

Allie: Okay, you shouldn’t say that.

Noah: Why not? That’s the truth. Ashland did some abysmal things to a lot of innocent people. He stole their money, their trust, their dreams. Feel bad for his victims. Don’t shed a single tear for him.

Allie: He hurt a lot of people that you loved, huh?

Noah: Yeah. Yeah, he did.

Allie: You must be wondering how your aunt victoria is handling all this.

Noah: She went through a lot these last couple months.

Allie: What is it?

Noah: I’m just thinking. It’s probably nothing, but… I just saw my grandfather.

Allie: Right.

Noah: He didn’t mention a single thing about that. There’s no way he didn’t know.

Allie: Oh.

Noah: My grandfather just fails to mention this gigantic event that impacts the entire family and the business. Something’s not right.

Victor: I wasn’t aware that you and chance had buried the hatchet.

Adam: Oh, I don’t know if i would go that far.

Victor: Mm. What could the two of you possibly talk about?

Adam: [ Sighs ] Well, first, let me explain to you how it happened.

Victor: Uh-huh.

Adam: You see, I was gonna leave town today.

Victor: Hmm.

Adam: I don’t have a job. No prospects. I thought I was due for a little vacation.

Victor: Where did you intend to go?

Adam: Las vegas.

Victor: Ah.

Adam: I was gonna do a little r&r, maybe hit a few poker games. But then I ran into chance in the park. And that’s how I found out about ashland, which tracks because why would anybody in my own family tell me the news?

Victor: Well, you understand that we were quite preoccupied, right?

Adam: Yeah. If you needed anything underhanded or shady done, i would be the first one to know.

Victor: So, exactly what did chance tell you?

Adam: He told me that i should stay in town because my family might need my support. But I didn’t bother to explain to him that I am a newman in name only.

Victor: That is your choice, and you damn well know it.

Adam: You left me no other choice. What was I supposed to do? Just keep letting you use me when you didn’t want to get your hands dirty? Just sit here and play the dutiful son trying to earn your respect? Try to get a little acknowledgment that you were clearly incapable of giving me? Okay, look, we don’t have to get in to this again.

Victor: Well, stop all this nonsense. What did you and chance talk about?

Adam: Well, it was the way that he qualified it that intrigued me.

Victor: Meaning what?

Adam: He said that locke got in a car crash, or at least that was the official version. Makes you think, doesn’t it, why he felt the need to add that extra phrase, as if he might think there might have been a different ending to locke’s story.

Chance: Hey, man.

Nick: Hey.

Chance: Thanks for coming on such short notice.

Nick: Sure.

Chance: Take a seat. Want a coffee?

Nick: No, I’m good. Thanks.

Chance: [ Sighs ] Well, I bet you got your hands full over there at newman with victoria gone, huh?

Nick: I’ve done it before. She trusts me. She knows what I’m doing.

Chance: Yeah. Well, it wouldn’t have been a problem for me to come by the tower.

Nick: No, I think this is better. We don’t need a bunch of cops swarming the tower. The less stories for the rumor mill, the better.

Chance: Yeah. Yeah. Well, listen, I know you got a lot on your plate. And I don’t want to make this difficult situation any harder for you.

Nick: I appreciate that. What’s up?

Chance: Well, I just wanted to update you on the case, let you know what’s going on. And everything I say, you can tell victoria.

Nick: Alright.

Chance: I talked to the security team that was outside the house.

Nick: My dad’s guys. Okay. And?

Chance: It’s weird, man. The stories they told me just lined up to the letter with what your dad told me. I don’t know. It was like they were reading from the same script.

Nick: So, they’re corroborating my father’s version of the events, they’re all in agreement about what went down, and that’s a problem?

Chance: Well, it’s the way they did it. You see, they told me just enough information to get by, right? They were very careful with what they told me.

Nick: Would you have preferred it if their stories didn’t line up?

Chance: Well, when you’ve been doing this as long as i have, nick, you learn to look for red flags.

Nick: Look, chance, the people that my father employs are smart enough to know what they’re doing. They’re just trying to help you get the information you need.

Chance: Okay. Well, you know what? Maybe it’s not that big of a deal. Maybe there’s nothing else to it.

Nick: But you wouldn’t have called this little face-to-face meeting if you didn’t have doubts. I don’t know what else to tell you. When I found locke’s ring, I ran straight to you with that. I have been nothing but open and honest from the jump. I have nothing to hide. What exactly do you want from me? At metro by t-mobile… you can save more…

Allie: Well, there could be plenty of reasons why your grandfather didn’t mention locke’s accident earlier.

Noah: Such as?

Allie: Such as, he wanted to do it out of respect for you and your pitch and the preparation that you put into it.

Noah: That would be sweet and considerate. Those are two things my grandfather is not. Any other explanation for not mentioning locke was dead?

Allie: He could have wanted your father to break the news to you.

Noah: Nah, he likes to handle things himself.

Allie: Okay, yeah, you’re right. It doesn’t make sense.

Noah: Look, ali, unless you understand my grandfather, like how he manages people, how he handles situations — it’s the reason my dad left the company so many years ago. He loves my grandfather, and he’d do anything for him, but he just couldn’t stand being around all the plotting and the scheming anymore.

Allie: He can’t be that bad. Can he?

Chance: Look, nick, I just came here to give you an update and let you know what’s going on. I didn’t mean to upset you.

Nick: Yeah, I’m finding that hard to believe.

Chance: And what makes you say that?

Nick: Chance, cut the crap, alright? You’re family. You’ve had your own issues, but you haven’t had to deal with ashland like we have, with all his scams and his lying and worrying every day what he was gonna do to my sister. But make no mistake — I saw it from day one. But now he’s gone. But the chaos remains. And, yeah, you could say I’m a little wound up.

Chance: And I am trying to cut through that chaos, nick, and get a clear picture of what happened here last night, especially from the moment that the security team called your dad.

Nick: Well, it sounds like my father’s the one you should be consulting. I got to go.

Adam: I came away from my conversation with chance wondering why the police were looking into what appeared to be just a simple car crash. I mean, what do you think?

Victor: That you’re wasting your time asking questions about the damn dead. You’re not concerned about your sister?

Adam: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: Thought about how victoria’s doing, her children are doing? I guess you’re only interested in twisting the knife, aren’t you?

Adam: I think that’s a little bit of an exaggeration. Just yesterday, I came to you and my sister to warn you that you had pushed locke too far, that you had taken too much, and then you just had to rub his face in by having him arrested by simply seeing his son in the park. And make no mistake — he has no doubt that you were behind it. I mean, I couldn’t exactly deny it because it was so obvious and it was completely unnecessary. That’s why I felt compelled to warn you. I knew locke was out of control and he wanted revenge and he was gonna use victoria to do it. So, he wanted to hurt you both, but he was going to use your precious daughter to make his point. But I don’t know what his plan was, you know? But it doesn’t matter now, right? You got your happy ending. You wanted locke gone, and he’s gone. But that was just a crazy coincidence, wasn’t it? Hmm.

Victor: You’re beginning to piss me off. And that’s never a good idea. (Rebecca) this can’t be real.

Noah: Now, I know my grandfather. If he’s playing things this close to the vest, there’s something else going on.

Allie: But what?

Noah: Well, that’s just the thing — I have no idea. I-I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have made things sound so ominous. I — no. You know what? Maybe you do need to hear this. That way, you know what my family’s all about. That way, you know what you’re getting yourself into.

Allie: Okay, noah, from the very first day we’ve met, you have peddled this whole story about the twisted, dark newmans and their “arch rivals,” the abbots.

Noah: I am not making this up.

Allie: Okay, and I know there is a history, right? And jack and ashley have mentioned it many times, but they’ve never told me what the exact issue is. And I’ve met your grandfather. He’s pretty pleasant.

Noah: He has good manners. And you haven’t given him a reason to put you on his enemy list, but trust me — that is a place you do not want to be.

Allie: Right. Note to self — don’t antagonize victor newman.

Noah: See? You think I’m kidding.

Allie: Tell me one specific horrible thing that your grandfather did.

Noah: Okay, well… alright, one time he organized a hostile takeover of jabot and stole your family’s entire company.

Allie: Okay, but he doesn’t own it now.

Noah: No, jack was actually able to get it back in abbott hands, but that took years. And if he hadn’t managed to do that, there’s a really good chance that you wouldn’t even be interning at jabot’s lab right now.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] So, what you’re saying is, if the rivalry had ended differently a long time ago, things might have impacted me a little bit.

Noah: There’s still a chance that it might. It’s just a matter of time until my grandfather’s upset with the abbotts again, and there’s a very good chance that you’ll get caught in the crossfire.

Allie: [ Sighs ]

Noah: So I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to run in the other direction.

Allie: Thank you for the opportunity for me to ditch you. No, I-I appreciate it. Seriously. But I’m not going anywhere. And for the record, I don’t scare easily. That manipulative guy that you described your grandfather as — that is not you.

Noah: Alright, look, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. He’s not just those things. He’s also a very loving and generous man who would do anything for his family. When I was saying all that, i just didn’t want you to get the wrong impression. I didn’t want you to think that —

Allie: That he’s human? That he has contradictory nature within him? People in our families do things to confound and confuse us.

Noah: Like your father?

Allie: [ Chuckles ] He hid his past from me. My family history. I still struggle with that, but I still love him nonetheless.

Noah: Yeah, I feel the same way. But still, you might want to get out while you can.

Allie: Not a chance. How can I even think about leaving when things are just getting good between us?

Chance: Mm. Hey. What’d you find out from the medical examiner?

Kevin: You know, it is amazing how far a coffee, a brownie, and a smile will get you these days. All anybody really wants is to be seen.

Chance: Ashland’s autopsy?

Kevin: Just sent it to you.

Chance: Come on. Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. This says ashland suffered blunt force trauma to the head, wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, and pitched forward into the windshield, a blow delivered with enough force that death would have been instantaneous. Okay. Did she mention if she could tell definitively if the injury that killed ashland was caused by the crash impact?

Kevin: I pressed her on that point, and while she said it was a possibility, she wouldn’t go as far as to say it was definitely what happened.

Chance: Alright. Good to know. Good to know.

Kevin: You’re thinking about the fight nick and locke had, wondering if you could connect the dots, right?

Chance: I don’t have an agenda. I’m just trying to evaluate all this evidence and come to the correct conclusion.

Kevin: So, now you’ve seen the autopsy report. You think you have a good handle on what happened?

Chance: Well, I’m getting closer. Walk through this for me one more time, will you? One more time. Now, nick is defending his sister. Nick’s in good shape, right? He throws a punch. Locke falls, and he hits his head on the fireplace.

Kevin: So, that’s your theory? That nick threw the punch that killed locke?

Chance: And if he did, how the hell did that guy wind up dead in a ravine?

Victor: For the last time, son, ashland locke’s death was due to a car accident.

Adam: It’s funny how it worked out for everyone. Except locke, that is.

Victor: You’re showing an awful lot of interest in a man, a dead man, that you didn’t even like.

Adam: I just, um — I find the situation very intriguing.

Victor: You may have walked away from the company, turned your back on our family. Just remember — when one of us is in trouble, the rest of us forget about our differences and we pull together. Therein lies our strength.

Adam: Well, ashland’s dead, so the threat is gone. So, why aren’t you acting like it?

Victor: I don’t give a damn whether that son of a bitch is gone. Do you honestly think that one threat disappears, others aren’t lurking? Look at me. You’re a newman. It would do you well to remember that.

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Jack: Thank you for offering to take harrison to the park. I think some sunshine and fresh air will do him good.

Diane: Well, I’m just glad he’s up for it. I was worried that he’d feel too overwhelmed after learning about what happened to ashland. But when he woke up from his nap, he was good to go.

Jack: Yeah, I’m sure he’s gonna have his ups and downs, but today he made it very clear he wants to take his mitt, go to the park, and toss the ball with his pals.

Diane: Yeah. The loss is too much for a boy his age to take in all at once.

Jack: I think it’s a lucky thing that you came by when you did. I mean, when kyle and summer first broke the news to him, I was impressed. I’d kind of forgotten you have a real touch in communicating with little ones.

Diane: Mm. Well, my heart breaks for harrison. I mean, he’s had a lot to deal with in his short time on this earth. And, you know, I only saw him and ashland a few times, but i have to say, it was clear they had a genuine bond.

Jack: I agree. I never thought I would say this, but I’m kind of glad that ashland decided to defy the restraining order and spend those last few precious moments with that little boy. Hopefully, it’ll be a strong enough memory for our grandson to carry for the rest of his life.

Diane: I have an idea. Why don’t you join us at the park?

Jack: I would. I’m expected at the office.

Diane: Fine, but you know where we’ll be if you change your mind.

Jack: At the swings.

Diane: At the swings.

Summer: Hey, mom.

Phyllis: Hey. Oh, thank you. Thank you for meeting with me, as well.

Summer: Of course. Is everything okay?

Phyllis: Well, I want to ask you that. How’d it go with harrison, telling him about ashland’s death?

Summer: I mean, we did our best, but, god, his little face just broke my heart. You could tell that he was so confused.

Phyllis: Ugh. I feel so bad for him. So, you left him with kyle?

Summer: No. Harrison was napping, so kyle and I decided we should go to the office and clear our schedules. Jack’s there with him in case he wakes up.

Phyllis: Ah, how great is grandpa jack. He knows the right thing to say in this kind of situation.

Summer: Mom, I know how much you miss having jack in your life. Not that I am trying to get involved or fix anything.

Phyllis: No, you don’t have to. Don’t worry about it. Don’t worry about it. Jack and I will work things out. We will…eventually.

Devon: One of these.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: Thanks, man. And get two of these.

Amanda: Wow. You must be really hungry. You’re ordering the entire menu.

Devon: Well, most of it is for you.

Amanda: For me?

Devon: Yes, because I noticed while you were helping your mother get situated in virginia that you weren’t really taking care of yourself.

Amanda: I know. I know. I just — I — I needed to make sure that naya had everything she needed, you know?

Devon: I know you did, and now that we’re back home, I can spoil you and get you all your favorite things and all your favorite foods. All the curly fries you can eat.

Amanda: [ Gasps ] Well, I have to admit that the surest and fastest way to my heart is curly fries.

Devon: Is it?

Amanda: Yes.

Devon: Oh, good.

[ Both laugh ] Well, I’ll joking aside, I hope that you know that you can tell me if there’s anything else you need me to do — ’cause I can tell that something is still weighing on you. You barely said two words on the flight back home.

Amanda: [ Sighs ] I just can’t help but think that maybe I shouldn’t have left.

Elena: Guess who.

Nate: Ah. I smell [Sniffs] Sunscreen and ocean salt.

[ Both laugh ] Hey.

Elena: Hi.

Nate: Wow. This is a beautiful surprise, but I didn’t expect you back till later. I was planning on picking you up. Did we get our wires crossed?

Elena: No. I caught an earlier flight because I missed you. And I missed this.

Nate: Mmm. I missed that, too.

Elena: Mm-hmm.

Nate: And there you were in hawaii, surrounded by all these beautiful beaches. If you had time before your flight, you could have spent it by the ocean or done some sightseeing.

Elena: Well, there is no sight in the world I would rather see than the one I am looking at right now.

Nate: So, you did miss me.

Elena: Yes. And that is why I came straight here to see if you could take some time away from the office for a little bit.

Nate: You know what? I just realized I am due for a break.

Elena: Oh, are you?

Nate: Right about now.

Elena: Okay.

Nate: Yeah.

Elena: Ooh.

Nate: Come on. Let’s get out of here. When pain says, “it’s time to go home”

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Faith: Tessa’s going to love these.

Sharon: Aww! That’s so sweet of you. Wow, you’re really taking your sister-in-law duties seriously.

Faith: I couldn’t help myself. Everything in the store was so cute, I couldn’t decide.

Sharon: So you just bought it out.

Faith: I just feel so bad for tessa and what she’s going through.

Sharon: I know what you mean. I put together a care package for tessa, too. And I know that you can relate to what she’s going through, having been through your own surgery.

Faith: I know her operation is not as complicated as my transplant, but her whole career rests on how well her vocal cords recover.

Sharon: [ Sighs ]

Faith: Even though the odds are totally in her favor, it’s got to be terrifying.

Sharon: Well, promise me you’ll stay positive when they get here.

Faith: Of course I will. But shouldn’t they be back by now?

Mariah: Hi, guys.

Faith: Hey, welcome home! We were waiting for you!

Mariah: Oh, faith, that is so sweet.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: Thanks, man. So, hey, how come you didn’t speak up if you weren’t ready to leave your mom? ‘Cause we could have extended the trip. That was the plan before imani showed up.

Amanda: I know, but then imani did show up, and she insisted that she had everything under control. And, you know, honestly, I do not think that that is how my sister is feeling. I think she’s trying really hard not to show how worried she is. She’s trying to be strong, but it’s hard for her to see our mother like this.

Devon: Yeah, I’m sure it is, but what about you? How do you feel seeing your mom like this?

Amanda: Actually, I’m a little torn because I wanted to stay, I wanted to be helpful, i wanted to be there for as long as I could, but I don’t even think they want me there.

Devon: What makes you think that? Was — was it ’cause imani kept encouraging you to go home, saying she could take care of everything?

Amanda: I think it’s more than that. It’s just… naya and eric and imani — they have been this tight little family for so long, ever since imani was born. But I am the newcomer. I am practically a stranger. And if it wasn’t for me, sutton wouldn’t be in prison.

Devon: I think that sutton is exactly where he deserves to be, and I’m sure that naya thinks the same thing.

Amanda: Yes, I know that. I know that in here. But it is — it’s different when you are sick and you miss your father. And the heart just wants what it wants. You don’t just suddenly stop loving someone that you’ve loved your whole life. So I feel like sometimes when naya looks at me, she resents me in some way.

Devon: Well, I’ve certainly never got that impression from her at all. But if this is the reason that we came back home, then, yeah, i think that we probably did make a mistake.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: You know, it used to be so simple between jack and me. I mean, I’d walk into the room, and his face would light up.

Summer: I remember.

Phyllis: Yep. Even before we got together this last time — even before that, I mean, we just gravitate to each other, and we always have each other’s back. And I always get his take on things. He has such a great opinion about everything. I mean, and he’d do the same thing with me. And when he was in los angeles and I hadn’t heard from him, i mean, I got on a plane and i went to see him.

Summer: Well, his face must have really lit up then.

Phyllis: You know what? It did not because it was like he’d seen a ghost. Diane. But I was there for him. I supported him.

Summer: I know that must have meant a lot to him.

Phyllis: I don’t know. Every time he talks to me now, he’s so angry and tense. And I’m the same. I’m the same. I mean, I was so frustrated the other day, I just blurted out my feelings.

Summer: Oh, god, mom, that is not always a good thing when it comes to you. What did you say to him?

Phyllis: I said I love him.

Summer: What did he say?

Phyllis: He said, “I love you.” A dental tool is round for a reason.

Devon: I think I have a good idea of where you’re coming from ’cause — I don’t know if i ever told you this, but when i found out that katherine was my grandmother, she’d had a stroke that put her in the hospital. And that, plus her age, should have made it very clear that i didn’t have a lot of time left with her. But I didn’t trust her. And that kept us from getting close until it was almost too late.

Amanda: I’m sorry. But I want you to know that i don’t — I don’t not trust naya. You know, I think that it’s the other way around. I think she doesn’t trust me because I helped get sutton convicted.

Devon: Yeah, but you wouldn’t be having these concerns if you trusted the way naya has been treating you. ‘Cause hasn’t she made it very, very clear that she loves every second of time that she gets to spend with you? Right?

Amanda: Yeah.

Devon: And I — I think that she probably looks at this as an opportunity to get to make up for all that lost time between you guys. And hopefully you have many, many more years of getting to do that.

Amanda: Yeah, I really hope so.

Devon: I — I believe that you will. But if your heart is telling you that you need to be back in virginia, then that’s exactly where you need to be, alright? Don’t let your assumptions of what other people are feeling keep you from doing what you really want to do. You should be there as often and for as long as you want to be.

Amanda: Devon, that is not practical.

Devon: How come?

Amanda: Because I’ve already taken so much time off of work already, and there is a ton of work that still needs to be done in order for this merger to be a success.

Devon: Don’t worry about the merger. You and I talked about that. We have an entire legal team that you helped us find to rely on. We’ll be just fine. And you can do work remotely from virginia.

Amanda: And what about you? What about us? How does this relationship survive long distance like this?

Devon: Because if I can be with you, I will be with you there. And if I can’t go, then I will miss you like crazy, but it’s fine. Either way, it’s fine ’cause you have my support on this 100%.

Summer: Wait, did jack actually say he’s still in love with you?

Phyllis: Yeah. Yes, he did.

Summer: Okay. Does this mean that it could lead to something more? Are you at least gonna get together to talk about it?

Phyllis: No, he didn’t say it like that. It wasn’t like, “I love you.” It was like — it was like, “oh, you know, I love you, and I regret it.” It wasn’t like, “I’m following my heart and seeing where it goes.” It was like, “I’m mad at myself. I can’t push the stop button,” is what it was like, “because I’m hurting.” I mean, no one gets it. Like, I hurt, too.

Summer: Well, I mean, this is hurting me, too, to see you both like this. Jack has been nothing but kind and wonderful to me and kyle and harrison, and I just want to see him happy.

Phyllis: I do, too. I want to see him happy, too. And he could be happy with me. But he won’t let himself. And he won’t talk about it. I mean, I made a mistake. I apologized, like, a million times, summer.

Summer: Yeah, but you still haven’t resolved the main issue.

Phyllis: Yes, the main issue being that jack will only look at diane in rose-colored glasses? That issue?

Diane: I’m sorry to interrupt, but —

Phyllis: But we’re having a private conversation, and, yes, you are interrupting. Bye.

Summer: Okay, what my mother meant to say —

Diane: No, summer. I’m afraid you’re the only one who’s put any stock in your mother’s so-called truce. The rest of the family knew that she wouldn’t be able to help herself. Pain hits fast.

Mariah: And the doctor said the procedure couldn’t have gone better. The only unfortunate thing is tessa has to be on complete vocal rest for the next few days — so, no talking, no — no laughing or coughing or clearing your throat. And the hardest part, no singing or humming. I know. I’m sorry, my little songbird. But that’s kind of the best part in all of this, is I get to say sappy things to tessa and she can’t groan. So, it’s kind of a win-win.

Sharon: Well, I plan on keeping you fully stocked with plenty of smoothies and decaffeinated teas while you recover. And maybe the best thing that mariah can do for you is to stop cracking so many jokes. Tessa’s not supposed to be laughing, either.

Mariah: Uh…yeah. Wait, what are you trying to say?

Faith: Uh, that we don’t have to worry. Your jokes — not so funny.

Mariah: Wow. Okay, fine.

Faith: Oh! I have the best gift for this situation. You can use this instead of talking. What?

Thank you. I love it.

[ Laughter ]

Faith: I get it. Obviously, tessa could have just used her phone, but with the whiteboard, she can be more expressive — pictures, emojis. It’s like carrying around her own thought bubble.

Mariah: That’s a very good point. You know, we can also play hangman or ticktacktoe, draw charades. Very good gift. Thank you.

[ Laughter ]

Elena: I missed you.

Nate: I missed you, too. So, tell me more about this conference. How did it go?

Elena: It was great. I got to meet a lot of amazing people working in really fascinating areas of research.

Nate: Mm. Sounds interesting.

Elena: Yeah, you would have loved it. But I know there was a lot going on at chancellor-winters, so maybe next time.

Nate: [ Sighs ] Did anyone record your presentation? I would love to see it.

Elena: I hope so. Actually, I got a really positive response from everyone. I think I even surprised myself. I wasn’t nervous at all. I guess all of my work at askmdnow and advocating for the clinic is really starting to pay off. I feel like I am finding my voice. You know, standing up there in front of all those people, i feel like I was really connecting with them.

Nate: I’m proud of you. I know how important it is to feel like you’re being heard and respected.

Elena: Yeah. And then the funny thing is, is all of my energy and attention has been splintered all over the place lately — I mean, like, with askmdnow, at the hospital, at the clinic. But suddenly I feel like it’s all coming together, like I’m able to utilize my training and my skills and my experience and actually bring something to the table. I learned a lot at that conference, and I am excited to share what I’ve learned with my peers at the hospital.

Nate: [ Sighing ] Mm. Speaking of work… I gotta get back to the office.

Elena: Ohh. In that case, I’m sad that i mentioned it.

[ Both laugh ] But maybe soon we will start working together again. Did imani get me out of the contract so I can start my work with chancellor-winters?

Nate: Unfortunately, imani had leave town to go help with her mother, and I’m sure she didn’t get it done before she left.

Elena: Hmm. Is amanda with naya, too?

Nate: I’m expecting her and devon back today.

Elena: That’s great. Maybe amanda can handle my contract. I think that’d be for the better anyway.

Nate: I don’t know if I had said this, but did I tell you how happy I am that you came back early?

Elena: Maybe a few times.

Nate: Oh. A few times? Okay, well, I guess I better go to work, but tonight, here, this spot.

Elena: This spot.

Nate: Right?

[ Sighs ]

Diane: I will leave you and summer alone. I just wanted to give you an update on the situation. Oh, I assume you filled your mother in on what happened to ashland?

Phyllis: Uh, uh, no. I was with summer when we heard about ashland, way before you heard, diane.

Diane: O-okay. Well, I only learned about it myself this morning when i stopped by the house. Kyle and summer were breaking the sad news to harrison.

Phyllis: Barging in when you’re not wanted…again.

Diane: Summer certainly didn’t see it that way. She was kind enough to let me offer some words of comfort to harrison. And kyle even told him who i am — his grandmother, kyle’s mom.

Summer: I had my doubts about involving diane in the conversation, but harrison responded so positively to her. And then kyle just felt like it was the right time. None of it was planned.

Phyllis: Hmm. No. But, you see, it was planned because she is working the situation. Honestly, how low can you go, diane? You’re using that little boy’s heartbreak to worm yourself back into the family.

Diane: Do I need to remind you that I’m part of that family, too?

Phyllis: No, no, no! You lost that privilege years ago when you abandoned the family.

Diane: Kyle obviously disagrees. And I hope that harrison learning that he has a grandmother who will always love him will help soften the blow of losing the man he called father.

Phyllis: Are you —

Diane: That poor, sweet little boy.

Phyllis: This is amazing. So — so, what you’re expecting me to believe is that your heart is breaking for this little boy? I mean, I’d have to believe that you had a heart.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] Mom —

Phyllis: I mean, this is coming from the woman who years ago let her son believe she was dead by getting her head bashed in with a rock.

Diane: My son knows how much I regret that. And if he’s willing to forgive me, then who the hell are you to second-guess his decision?

Phyllis: I am somebody who saw the fallout, diane! I helped that young man grow up heartbroken that he lost a mother. I helped him deal with your lies! I mean, seriously! I mean, now you come back…

Jack: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

Phyllis: …Expecting us to believe…

Jack: Stop! Stop! Stop!

Phyllis: …That you were the virtuous grandmother!

Jack: What the hell is going on here?

Phyllis: Hello, jack.

Jack: Do you not see harrison there on the swings? He could have heard every word you just said.

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Faith: I’m sorry about your summer tour, tessa. I know you must be so disappointed.

Mariah: [ Laughs ] I think i can speak for both of us when i say it sucks.

Sharon: How long will it be until she can sing again?

Mariah: It’s gonna be a little while. Once she recovers, she’s gonna need to go to vocal therapy with a speech pathologist. And once she gets her normal speaking voice back, we can start working on singing. But it’s a — it’s a gradual process for sure.

Faith: But tessa can still write music and play guitar, right? That can’t possibly go against doctor’s orders. So you’re not losing music from your life altogether. You’re just taking a little break from the performance part.

Mariah: And just be warned — I’m gonna be playing tessa’s album a lot because I don’t know if I can go months without hearing my wife’s beautiful singing voice.

Sharon: Well, you’ll get no complaints from me about that. I’m gonna be playing it more around here, too.

Mariah: And I will say the one positive part of all of this is, I mean, tessa and I are virtually never gonna argue again.

Sharon: Well, I don’t know how you can guarantee that.

Mariah: Well, I heard from a little birdie that, uh, yelling is actually really bad for your voice. So, you know, doesn’t matter what I do. She’s not gonna be able to yell at me, so I plan on getting away with quite a bit.

[ Laughter ] Okay, maybe it’s time we go upstairs, get some rest. You ready? Bye, guys.

Sharon: Okay.

Mariah: Thank you much. Alright. Let’s go.

Devon: I don’t know what the deal is, lily. You and billy are gone. Nate’s not here. I’m the only person holding this company together.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, no, amanda and I got back earlier today. She’s doing alright. It’s just — it’s been a little tough for her, but her mother is doing as well as can be expected, so… yeah. I will. I will for sure. Where’s this file you want me to find? Is it on your desk? Drawer? There’s nothing in there.

[ Drawer closes ] Well, it’s not there. Is it brown? Hang on. I think I found it. Yeah, this is it. This is it. I’ll, uh — I can take a picture and then I’ll e-mail it to you. Hey, let me call you back real quick.

Nate: Hey, man. Welcome back. How did things go in virginia?

Devon: They went fine. Can you explain this to me, though?

Diane: It’s true, jack. Phyllis didn’t know that harrison was here. I was just about to explain to them that we thought a trip to the park would lift his spirits.

Phyllis: Yes, I did not know he was here. You could have told me sooner.

Jack: And perhaps you could have shown a little more restraint in a public place. People could hear you all the way across the park.

Diane: Why don’t I go check on harrison? Summer, are you okay if I get him a treat?

Summer: I think that’s a great idea. Would you, please?

[ Clears throat ] Look, jack, I highly doubt that harrison was paying any attention to what was going on over here. He thinks grown-ups are boring. And if he did overhear anything, I’m sure it’s something we can explain away later.

Jack: I hope you’re right. I just think it’s wrong that anyone should have to deal with it, least of all harrison. Do you have any idea what my grandson is going through?

Phyllis: Yes, I actually do. That’s why I find it so disgusting that diane is using it to her advantage.

Jack: Of course that’s your take on this.

Phyllis: Okay, I’m not gonna get into this conversation right now. You know, why — why don’t you go check on harrison? We don’t want him to be alone with that woman any longer than he has to.

Summer: Mom —

Phyllis: I’m good. Really.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: I mean…

Jack: It just doesn’t end with you, does it?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

Mariah: Faith left?

Sharon: Yeah. She and moses had something planned. How’s tessa doing?

Mariah: She’s good. She’s sleeping. And I wanted to get some work done, but it’s super quiet up there.

Sharon: Well, I guess you’ll have to get used to that until tessa gets her voice back. I’ll get you some coffee.

Mariah: Yeah. Thanks, mom. Mm…

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Hey, mariah. How’d tessa’s surgery go?

Mariah: Pretty much as expected. She’s upstairs resting now.

Kyle: That’s a relief. I hope everything continues to go well.

Mariah: Is everything okay?

Kyle: Guess you haven’t heard the news.

Mariah: What news? Who do you think you are, taking up space?

Nate: Is there something wrong with this? It’s just info on the performers we’re sending to the festival in chicago.

Devon: I’m aware of what it is. Why is jason santino’s name on it?

Nate: He’s replacing tessa since she had to cancel due to her surgery. We talked about this. You said you were on board with it.

Devon: Nobody signed off on you doing it, though. We just talked about it maybe working out. There’s a difference. I just booked him yesterday to perform at a festival in los angeles on the exact same dates. I just gave the go-ahead to start promoting it.

Nate: I really wish you’d kept me in the loop on this.

Devon: I really wish you’d told me about this ’cause then you would have been in the loop.

Nate: But I did tell you about it, if you recall, and i thought I had your approval. But no worries. We’ll figure this out. We can either switch the date for one of the performances or find someone else to perform in L.A. Who they’ll be just as happy with.

Devon: That doesn’t solve our problem completely because we have two festivals promoting the same guy on the same weekend, and it makes us look stupid, like we don’t know what we’re doing. So, can you please get pr on this right away?

Nate: Sure. I will get right on it.

Devon: Thank you.

Nate: I will let them know that this has been a miscommunication.

Devon: Alright.

Nate: I hope you understand that’s all this was.

Devon: What this was, uh, is the second time now that you’ve overstepped authority and we’re having to do damage control.

Nate: Sorry. I truly thought I was doing what you wanted.

Devon: I accept your apology, but my concern is that I’m probably gonna be taken some more trips coming up, and it’s just gonna leave more opportunity for these misunderstandings to happen. And they can’t happen ’cause this is a very important time for our company right now. We’re brand-new. There’s a lot of eyes on us, and I’m sure our competition would love to see us stumble. So we have to keep our act together.

Nate: You’re right, and i agree with you on that.

Devon: I’m glad you do. And it would be one thing if i had the time to be here with you every day and give you the supervision that you need, but I don’t have it. So I don’t know what we do. Maybe we find you a mentor.

Nate: A mentor?

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: Don’t you think you’re overreacting to a minor miscommunication? I’m no intern. I don’t need adult supervision like some kid fresh out of school.

Amanda: Is everything okay in here?

Mariah: Poor harrison. He’s taken one blow after another. I mean, do you need to go be with him? Please don’t let me keep you.

Kyle: It’s okay. I was on my way home when I got a text from my mother saying that she was taking harrison to the park.

Mariah: Well, it’s nice he has something fun to distract him.

Kyle: Mm. And I stopped off for some caffeine because I sure as hell didn’t sleep much last night. I hate thinking about harrison and what his life would look like right now if I never learned that I was his father.

Mariah: Hey, no what-ifs. That only brings pain.

Kyle: You’re right.

Mariah: So, it sounds like diane is being pretty helpful.

Kyle: She was great with him this morning. It reminded me of how she was with me at that age. Seeing her with him really got to me. It hit me so hard that I ended up telling harrison that diane was more than just a family friend, she was his grandmother.

Mariah: Wow. That’s a big step.

Kyle: She earned it.

Jack: I guess it was too much to hope that you would keep the truce you set up with diane.

Phyllis: You know, I really tried for my daughter, but i just couldn’t do it.

Jack: Yeah, that much is clear.

Phyllis: I tried so hard, even though it went against all my instincts. But I’m sorry. It got the better of me. I couldn’t do it anymore.

Jack: Believe me, I have also struggled letting diane back into my life, but I have focused on the fact that harrison and kyle come first.

Phyllis: Are you saying you’re a better parent than i am? Is that what you’re saying?

Jack: I am merely acknowledging that it’s hard for all of us.

Phyllis: You know what would have helped me, jack? Honestly, what would have helped me is if you put your foot down and you made it clear to diane that you would not allow her to manipulate me and constantly prod and provoke me past my limits.

Jack: Let me make sure I’m hearing you clearly. You can’t control yourself until I find some way to control diane?

Phyllis: Oh, god, that is not what I’m saying, and you know it. I mean, this coming from a man who claims he loves me.

Jack: Do not weaponize my feelings for you.

Phyllis: You claim you love me, but you won’t go the limit for me. I mean, we could help each other through this, but you won’t talk about it. And you won’t talk to me at all. You just keep on putting up a wall and shutting me out. We hit the bike trails every weekend

Nate: It’s all good. Amanda, do you know if imani got any further with terminating elena’s contract with newman media?

Amanda: Uh, I’m not sure, but I can check with her.

Nate: Don’t worry about it. I’ll check with her myself.

[ Sighs ]

Elena: Hmm.

[ Chuckles ] Mm.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Nate: Hi. Oh, good to hear your voice, too, imani.

Mariah: So, it sounds like you’re feeling pretty good about your decision to let your mom back into your life?

Kyle: She knows her reputation precedes her, so she’s trying really hard to show me that she can be trusted. Seeing her comforting harrison this morning — it hit me on a level I can’t explain.

Mariah: You said it earlier. That moment reminded you of the feelings that you had for your mother when you were harrison’s age. It also made you remember the grief and the loss when you lost a parent.

Kyle: Yeah. The fear, the confusion, the shock. I remember it all.

Mariah: And now the person that caused all that pain is back in your life, but she’s actually doing the right thing now. She’s comforting a heartbroken little boy.

Kyle: I mean, there’s no way she could go back the past and erase what she put me through. But being there for harrison — it’s about as close as she could get.

Jack: Do I wish we could salvage the magic we had between us? Absolutely. But things like today keep happening. I started my day thinking, “I’ve got to get my grandson through what is perhaps the toughest day of his life.” What did you focus on? Bringing diana down.

Phyllis: Okay, that’s not fair or true. I called my daughter because i knew that they broke the news to harrison about ashland. I wanted to see how he was doing. I would have never gone off on diane if I knew that harrison was here.

Jack: Would it have really made a difference?

Phyllis: Yes. I-I mean, I’m — I don’t understand why you keep doing this to me. I don’t get it. You have forgiven diane for every single thing that she has done, not only to your family, but to me. But I have a zero-tolerance policy here. I mean, I don’t get the benefit of the doubt. Why? Why is that?

Jack: Diane is not getting any free pass. Even if she continues to come through for harrison and kyle, i could never possibly trust her completely because I know her. I also know you. And even though you are the most captivating, interesting, beautiful person I have ever met, even though my heart beats faster every time I’m with you, you just said it yourself — you can’t give up this feud with diane.

Phyllis: And that seems to trump everything. Why is that?

Jack: Because the stakes are too high. Because it’s not just my own heart I’m protecting here. I have to think about harrison and kyle and summer getting caught in the crossfire. I won’t have that… no matter how much I love you.

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Nick: [ Sighs ]

[ Folder thuds ]

[ Cellphone dings ]

Chance: If it’s about locke’s death, it hasn’t leaked yet, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Nick: How long have you been there?

Chance: I’m surprised to find you here, man. I was looking for your sister.

Nick: Just came to pick up this.

Chance: Been trying to get a hold of her. Haven’t had any luck. And I’d actually like to speak to the both of you. She in?

Nick: You’re gonna have to settle with just me. Vick left early this morning, so she’s far away from this nightmare already.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Looks like you could use that.

Kyle: Yeah. Big time.

Jack: Couldn’t sleep?

Kyle: Summer and I were up all night discussing how to tell harrison about ashland’s death.

Jack: Hardest thing in the world.

Kyle: Every time I see my son’s smiling face, I just — I wish I could hold onto his innocence a moment longer.

Jack: Breaks my heart. Telling that kid that “father” is dead. You know, much as we didn’t like ashland, harrison was crazy about him.

Kyle: Even worse, there was no goodbye. I know how excruciating that can be. It kills me to think about how much loss my son has had in his young life. First tara and now this.

Jack: Keep in mind, he gained a wonderful father and mother in you and summer.

Kyle: Yeah.

Jack: Two people who will always look out for him and will always put his interests first.

Kyle: Yeah, and as much as i despise what ashland did, I — god, I wish he was alive and well. I would give anything not to have to break this news to my son. I — how can he understand?

Jack: I remember traveling to switzerland to tell you the news that your mother had died.

Kyle: I remember it, too. It still haunts me. That’s why I know harrison will likely never forget this day.

Adam: Hi there.

Sharon: Hey. Morning. What can I get you?

Adam: Uh, coffee, black. Maybe, uh, throw a shot of espresso in there just for grins.

Sharon: You got it.

Adam: What’s all this?

Sharon: Oh, tessa’s having a minor procedure done on her vocal chords this morning, so i put together a little care package for her.

Adam: Well, that sounds nice.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, I, uh — I better take this.

Sharon: Yeah. Go ahead.

Adam: Hi. Hey, thanks for booking the flight. Business class, please. Uh, just one seat. Beautiful. Uh, you can just send the ticket straight to my phone. Okay. Alright. Thanks, paula. Have a good one.

Sharon: Going out of town? Solo? Well, I assume that means that you and sally didn’t end up working things out.

Mariah: You’re gonna be in and out, like an hour, tops.

Tessa: Yeah. Yeah, we’ll see.

Mariah: And this doctor is the best. You know that, right? Like, he’s done thousands of these procedures. It’s — it’s literally just routine for him.

Tessa: Yeah. No, no. I-I-I — I know what he said, but, you know, I’m still nervous. Surgery is still surgery, and these are my vocal chords.

Mariah: Well, maybe think of it as a forced vacation day, where you get to eat ice pops and rest and have people wait on you hand and foot. What could be better? Okay. I know that this is more than just jitters. So, why don’t you tell me what you’re really worried about?

Tessa: I-I don’t want to jinx anything.

Mariah: Like if you say it out loud somehow opens the door to it?

Tessa: Maybe. I — ugh. I know how dumb that sounds.

Mariah: No, no, it doesn’T. It doesn’t at all. But if you say it out loud, it could possibly lose all its power. Poof! Gone. You know, things are always scarier in the dark than they are in the light.

Tessa: Okay. I just, um — I can’t help but think… accidents happen. And one of the vocal nodes are way worse than they were originally thinking. And what if I — I lose my one true talent — singing? What if my music career is over? We hit the bike trails every weekend

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Mariah: Tessa, my love, you are a brilliant singer, okay? But it’s not your only talent. Far from it. And I can say with total confidence that your music career is not over. You are an amazing songwriter and lyricist — skills that will always be in high demand. And what about all of the other amazing things that you’re good at? Like making people feel heard and accepted, making them laugh?

Tessa: Mm. Too bad you can’t make a living on any of those.

Mariah: No. You can’T. Or as a dishwasher. ‘Cause, like, you’re really bad at that.

[ Both laugh ]

Tessa: One of the many reasons my career as a barista was short-lived.

Mariah: And this might be selfish on my part, but I think the thing that you’re best at in the whole wide world is loving me.

Tessa: Well, I’m glad because that’s the thing that means the most to me. And that’s the reason I went from the hot mess that I was to who I am today.

Mariah: Tessa, you have so many incredible gifts, alright? And if you don’t know that… I’m gonna spend the rest of my life telling you, okay?

[ Laughs ]

Tessa: I’ll hold you to that.

Mariah: You kidding me? It’s the easiest promise I’ve ever made. And I will make you another one. The procedure is going to go brilliantly, okay? You’re not gonna lose your singing voice. I mean, if anything, you’re gonna emerge from this with a stronger, healthier, more golden voice than ever. So, why don’t we make a deal, okay? I’m going to take all of your fear and all of your anxiety and I’m gonna hold on to it so you can just focus on being positive — okay? — And healing.

Tessa: Deal.

Mariah: Okay. Come here.

Adam: Why would you think sally and I re-uniting would even be a possibility?

Sharon: Um…I guess I just misspoke. What I meant to say was, um… no. You know what? We are all adults here. I’m not gonna have a secret conversation with your girlfriend about you.

Adam: Okay, sally is my ex-girlfriend. That has not changed.

Sharon: Sorry to hear that.

Adam: Why?

Sharon: After you and i spoke, sally came and confided in me again. She seemed very confused and upset about why you would give her one reason for the breakup and then give me another.

Adam: Okay, well, if you’ll let me explain, there’s actually a really good reason for that.

Sharon: No, no, please. You don’t have to. It’s irrelevant. We really don’t have to get into the “he said/she said” or why you gave two versions of the story. The thing that, um, struck me the most, I guess, was that she really seems to love you and, you know, she accepts you, flaws and all, as you are.

Adam: Yeah. Well, she would be better off if she didn’T. She’d be better hating me.

Sharon: Yeah, I’m sure it would make it easier for you if you had succeeded at running her off forever.

Adam: You saw what a spectacle she made of herself in here. I mean, if anybody saw that from newman, her days would be numbered.

Sharon: I agree with you, and I’m sure she’s aware of that. And yet she did it anyway. So, what does that tell you?

Adam: Mm. That her priorities are out of whack.

Sharon: Well, that’s not for you to decide.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Actually, it is, okay? Sally’s the most driven person that I have ever met. She has spent her whole life chasing professional success and respectability. And now that she’s gotten them, I’m not gonna let her lose those things, especially when my relationships are destined to crash and burn.

Sharon: Well, you don’t know that. That might not be true. Hey, who knows? Maybe she is the person you were meant to spend the rest of your life with. But I feel like I can be objective about this because, you know, before you two met, I was one of the few people in town who you could count on to have your back.

Adam: And I promise not to burden you with that responsibility — again, if that’s what you’re worried about, okay? I don’t need to be with anybody right now.

Sharon: Everybody needs people in their lives who care about them. It was good for you when you had sally in your life. And, you know, that’s why i convinced her to not give up on you — to prove to you that you are more important to her than any job. And she was very impassioned, so I assume that’s what she did.

Adam: Oh, you are right. She came to me, and she said she was going to quit newman.

Sharon: Which surely made you realize what you’d be giving up by continuing to reject her, right? Or am I wrong? Have you really hardened your heart to sally? Because I thought that you had feelings for her, too.

Chance: I tell you, it’s pretty strange timing for victoria to bolt like that — I mean, the night after her ex dies in her house.

Nick: There was no bolting involved. Vick went to pick up her kids from camp. Then they’re gonna stop by their favorite water park on the way home. Nothing changes, except I don’t know how she’s gonna be able to enjoy the day because she has to tell her children that their stepfather died in a car crash.

Chance: That’s tough news to break, especially to children.

Nick: I just hope she can find some comfort in spending time with katie and johnny.

Chance: Has she considered having billy grab them instead? You know, given that there is an ongoing investigation happening?

Nick: Billy’s away on business. And why would victoria need to stay in town? She didn’t do anything wrong.

Chance: I didn’t say she did.

Nick: You kind of implied it.

Chance: Look, I came here, and I was hoping to get a little bit more insight into ashland’s frame of mind.

Nick: Look, I thought I was pretty clear last night. Ashland was in a complete rage when he was going after my sister.

Chance: I understand. I was just looking for some additional nuance.

Nick: Like what?

Chance: For instance, in your opinion, would you say ashland was in a state of mind to take his own life when he left after your altercation?

Nick: Look, man, I couldn’t tell you if ashland was suicidal. Like I said, I wasn’t there when he left. Now, I can tell you he was homicidal while he was attacking my sister. And then he turned on me when i stepped in to try and protect her. Honestly, chance, I didn’t think he could breathe, let alone drive a car.

Chance: And that is the most confusing part about all this.

Nick: Look, I wish like hell I could tell you what happened after victoria and I left ashland for dead.

Adam: You’re not completely wrong. I do have feelings for —

had feelings for sally.

Sharon: Okay, come on. It’s me you’re talking to. I’m not buying the past tense.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: Okay. Why are you cutting out someone who cares about you and appears to see the best in you and might even bring the best out of you?

Adam: Sharon, it’s — it’s complicated.

Sharon: You know what? When you find someone who you really match up with, it shouldn’t be complicated and you shouldn’t take it for granted.

Adam: Look, as I already told you, um, this is what’s best for everybody, okay? I need a break. And the trip that you heard me booking was for vegas.

Sharon: Really? Given your history there, why would you want to go back there? And don’t forget — I’m the one who brought you home from vegas. I wouldn’t want to see you slide into old bad habits. So, how long are you staying?

Adam: I’m taking off now.

[ Laughter ] Okay, you have a family to attend to, and I have a trip to pack for. Good luck with the procedure today, tessa.

Tessa: Thank you.

Adam: Take care, ladies.

Sharon: How was your walk?

Mariah: It was great. Yeah. I was just wondering if I could do a coffee to go ’cause we’re gonna be heading to the surgery center in a little bit.

Sharon: Of course. Um, tessa, I don’t suppose you’re allowed to have anything before your procedure?

Tessa: [ Sighs ] No. I wish because I just really want a hot mocha because it would be the last time that i would be able to have one for a while. I won’t tell if you won’T.

Sharon: [ Laughs ] Totally understand that. After what I’ve been through, anything medical just gives me the jitters.

Tessa: Yeah, I — I’m nervous, but I’m less nervous because this one has been such a soothing presence.

Summer: Are you ready?

Jack: I want to help in any way I can.

Kyle: Thanks, dad. I appreciate the support, but i feel summer and I should tell our son the news. I’d be grateful if you were around to help pick up any pieces afterwards. I know harrison’s grandpa will be an important part of the healing process.

Jack: Of course.

Summer: I left him playing with the nanny upstairs, but we shouldn’t put this off. The press is gonna be all over this pretty soon, and harrison is sensitive. If people are buzzing about it, he’s liable to pick up on something.

Jack: You know what? I’ll go up and get harrison, give you a few minutes to prepare, alright?

Kyle: Okay. Thanks. God, I’m dreading this.

Summer: It’s gonna be so difficult. You know, when harrison is sad about the littlest of things, it usually gets me going, too.

Kyle: Yeah, the shock will be bad enough, but I wonder how this will affect him long term. Losing a parent as a kid… you — you suddenly realize there’s no such thing as forever. It turned my world upside down, colored everything since.

Sharon: I know how tough this is for you. It’s triggering painful memories, I’m sure.

Kyle: Remembering what I was put through as a kid brings up all the old times, the overwhelming grief. I have to wonder if my mother considered the pain her actions caused me, the way I’m considering harrison’s pain now. Did she ever imagine how difficult it would be for my dad to have to tell me that my mother was never coming home?

Summer: [ Breathes deeply ] Look, if you aren’t ready, i don’t want to rush you into this.

Kyle: No. No. I may understand the pain, but i also understand that you can get through this. I can do this. I can do this for my son.

Summer: We can do this.

Nikki: Oh, hello, chance.

Chance: Hello, nikki. Very nice to see you.

Nikki: You too. How are you, darling?

Nick: Hey, mom.

Nikki: I’m glad you’re here. I wanted you to know how grateful I am for you coming to victoria’s aid last night and that you were able to track down ashland so quickly.

Chance: I’m just doing my job.

Nikki: Well, I know you understand the terrible toll this has taken on abby’s siblings. If you’re finished speaking with nicholas, I haven’t seen him since he rescued his sister, and I’d like to spend a little time with him.

Chance: Yeah, absolutely. I think, uh, nick has said all he has to say. Unless you want to add something?

Nick: No. I’m good.

Chance: Okay. Well, do me a favor. If either of you speak to victoria, please have her call me.

Nikki: We will. Give our love to abby and dominic.

Chance: Of course.

Nick: See ya.

Chance: Excuse me.

Nikki: Oh, son, I’m so grateful that you were there for your sister. Thank god you showed up when you did. And I’m so sorry about everything you went through. How are you feeling?

Nick: Like I don’t deserve to be thanked.

Nikki: You’re blaming yourself, aren’t you? You know…

[ Sighs ] We need to get out of here. We need to go someplace where we can talk without being interrupted by work and not reminded of the dreaded newman/locke regime.

[ Folder thuds ]

Sharon: Are you leaving for the procedure soon?

Mariah: Uh, yeah. We just went on a little walk, you know, to clear our heads.

Sharon: Okay. Because, um, I got you a little care package. I put it together so tessa can have that when you bring her home, and I plan to stock your fridge with soothing things to eat and drink.

Tessa: Aww.

Mariah: Mom, that is so sweet of you.

Tessa: Oh, it is. Thank you, sharon.

Sharon: Well, it’s my pleasure.

Tessa: Uh, I’m gonna take it upstairs now and gather my things for the doctor’S.

Mariah: Yeah. I’ll be here waiting.

Tessa: I’m so lucky to have a mother-in-law that feels like a mom.

Sharon: Aww.

Tessa: Thank you.

Sharon: That is the loveliest thing anyone has ever said to me. Hey, what’s wrong? A minute ago, you were all smiles.

Mariah: I’m trying to keep a brave face for tessa’s sake, but the truth is, I am scared to death about today. Ladies, six minutes please…

Sharon: I am so sorry. I had no idea you were this scared. I thought you and tessa were fine, and the procedure is just very —

Mariah: It’s routine. Yeah. I know. I know. I just — I didn’t even realize I was feeling this way until earlier when — when tessa said that she was scared. She’s terrified she’s gonna lose her singing voice.

Sharon: [ Gasps ]

Mariah: I guess just seeing how afraid she was made me afraid…’cause I can’t bear the thought of tessa being in any kind of pain.

Sharon: I understand that feeling, wanting the one you love to be okay, even more so than yourself. But, hey, that’s marriage. And you two have each other. And you have a great doctor. And you’re gonna be okay. You’ll get through this.

Tessa: [ Sighs ] Okay. I’m ready.

Mariah: [ Smooches ] Let’s do this.

Nikki: Now, I know you, and i know you’re churning inside. Please tell me you know it wasn’t your fault. You are not responsible for ashland’s death.

Nick: How can I do that when I don’t know?

Nikki: From what i understand, you probably saved your sister’s life.

Nick: I don’t know how much vick told you. I threw a punch, you know? I knocked ashland down. He hit his head on the fireplace. He was bleeding and unconscious.

Nikki: Alright, baby, stop. You don’t have to keep retelling it. I know the rest, all of it.

Kyle: There are some things we need to tell you, buddy. Sometimes accidents happen… and people get hurt. And it can be sad and scary. It’s a hard part of life.

Summer: Do you understand what an accident is?

Kyle: Hey, remember that movie we saw, where the pony’s dad got hurt and he wasn’t able to be around to watch the pony grow up? It’s kind of like that. Unfortunately… father won’t be able to come see us anymore.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Jack: I’ll get that. Uh, hi. I don’t mean to be rude, but this is not a good time. We’re dealing with something right now.

Diane: Oh. I’m — I’m sorry. I guess I should have phoned first.

Jack: Probably.

Harrison: Dee dee!

Kyle: Hey, stay with me. Stay with me. Come here. Harrison, do you understand what we just told you? Father died. Which means he’s gone. He won’t be able to come back and visit anymore.

Harrison: No, father told me he’ll come back.

Summer: Let’s step outside for a moment.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

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Summer: Ashland was found in his car in a ravine. Police believe he died instantly.

Diane: What?! Oh, I’m — I’m so sorry.

Summer: Diane, I think you should go now. Harrison has a lot to process, if he even can, and this is bringing up a lot of bad memories for kyle.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I — I realize that. Which is exactly why I should stay. Please — please, let me go back inside. Please let me try to help.

Nick: How much do you know about what happened last night?

Nikki: I know that you and victoria both thought that ashland was dead when you left the house. And if anybody understands the horror that you’re feeling, it’s me. Because I thought that I had killed jt.

Nick: I remember.

Nikki: And even though I knew I was justified, I still blamed myself. I was haunted by it. I was defending victoria, just as you were, but I would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat if I had to.

Nick: So would I.

Nikki: I’m sorry things played out the way they did. But, honey, I’m so grateful you were there to intervene. I mean, otherwise, we might be planning your sister’s funeral and ashland would still be out there walking the streets.

Nick: Look, I get what you’re saying, but I cannot shake the visual of ashland lying on that hearth unconscious —

Nikki: Honey, please stop. Now, I want you to hear what I am saying. You are not responsible for what happened to ashland last night, and I’m not even gonna pretend to mourn that monster. His death was his own doing, but he was still alive the last time you saw him. He got up, he walked out, he got in his car and drove off. It is not your fault that he died in a car accident. I need you to fully understand that. You are not to blame for his death.

Diane: Hi, harrison. Sounds like you’re having a big talk.

Kyle: Yes, we are.

Diane: I know mommy and daddy shared some sad news with you, how father got hurt and he won’t be back. That’s kind of hard to believe or understand, isn’t it? Yeah. Hey, you and I just saw father at the park, didn’t we? I heard him telling you how much he loves you and how he had to go away on a trip, but that he’d be back soon.

[ Sighs ] But sometimes things happen in life that we aren’t expecting and our plans change, like — oh, do you remember the day that we were going to the park and then, when we went outside, it started to rain, so we decided to stay home? Yeah. Well, that’s — that’s one way that plans can change when something that we can’t control happens to us. And then all of a sudden, things aren’t the way we thought they’d be. But that doesn’t mean that father didn’t love you more than anything else in this world. I know that if father could be here with you, he would be. But this is just one of those times that something bad happened and he can’t be. Show me where your heart is.

[ Chuckles ] What a smart and brave boy you are. That’s — that’s absolutely right.

Kyle: Father’s still in there, in your heart.

Diane: Yeah.

Kyle: Along with all the other people you love. For copd,

Nick: Hey.

Sharon: Hey. You know what? You just missed the girls. They’re on their way to tessa’s procedure, and they’re both a little nervous about it, but i think that’s probably natural. Everything’s gonna be fine.

Nick: Yeah, I’m gonna send them flowers to their apartment later.

Sharon: Good. Um, you seem a little — I don’t know — preoccupied. What’s on your mind?

Nick: I came by here last night looking for you, but I ran into sally instead, and this was after having a conversation with my mother that wasn’t as comforting as she intended it to be.

Sharon: Well, I’m here now. I’m gonna pour you a cup of coffee, and you can tell me all about it.

Nick: Okay. It, uh — this hasn’t hit the news yet… but something happened and i need to tell you about it.

Sharon: Okay.

Nick: Ashland died last night. The police found him in his car at the bottom of a ravine.

Adam: Chance?

Chance: Hey, man.

Adam: How’s it going?

Chance: Oh, you know, keeping busy. How about yourself?

Adam: Uh, I’m actually taking off to vegas for a bit, so I’ll make sure to play a round poker on your behalf.

Chance: I take it you don’t know about ashland?

Adam: Well, since I have no idea what you’re talking about, apparently not.

Chance: I guess the news hasn’t broken yet, but I’m surprised your family hasn’t told you.

Adam: Well, trust me when i say I am permanently out of the loop when it comes to newman news. Why? What has locke done now?

Chance: Well, he died in an accident. At least, that’s the official version for now.

Sharon: You know, I feel bad for you and victoria. My heart goes out to you. It must have been a hellish night. First there you are, defending victoria against ashland. You don’t know where the man is. He’s out there somewhere, ready for more violence, and then you get the call about the accident.

Nick: You left out the part where I thought I killed ashland before he got up and vanished. I still have no idea how that happened.

Sharon: Well, if you talked to nikki, you know what I think.

Nick: On account of jt?

Sharon: Mm. I know that it’s possible for you to be absolutely certain that someone died and then didn’T. You know, nikki only thought thathe killed jt. And you only thought that you killed ashland. But that’s where the comparison ends.

Nick: [ Sighs ] How do you mean?

Sharon: Well, you didn’t have to wait months before finding out that that wasn’t true. In many ways, you’re very lucky that ashland got up and walked away last night. I brought in ensure max protein

Diane: Ooh. Alright, I should go so you can be with your mommy and your daddy and your grandpa.

Harrison: Dee dee, don’t go.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe if it’s alright, we could go outside and hunt for leaves. Would you like that?

Summer: I think that’s a great idea. Harrison could use some time with his friend right now.

Kyle: Actually, harrison, dee dee is more than a good friend. She’s my mom, your grandmother, just like jack is my dad and your grandfather. And I know that dee dee loves you very much. And we’re so happy she’s here to help us on a hard day.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Harrison, can I have another hug? Aww. Thank you. [ Sniffles ]

Sharon: I’m getting the feeling that this conversation isn’t really helping. What’s gnawing at you?

Nick: I’m just trying to wrap my head around how ashland vanished and then later ended up dead in his car. I’m telling you, he had no pulse. Vick tried cpr.

Sharon: Yep. Been there. But it is clear if ashland was there when you left to go out for air and then he wasn’t there anymore when you came back — because he wasn’t dead. You didn’t kill him.

Nick: I want to believe that.

Sharon: Why would you doubt it? What, do you think that the head injury might have caused the crash? That’s speculation. Blaming yourself for all of the actions that the man took that night on his own accord, including attacking victoria in the first place.

Nick: At first, I did think him falling down and hurting his head played some part in his accident, but there’s just more to it than that. I mean, there’s a whole part of the sequence that just doesn’t sit right with me.

Sharon: Like what?

Nick: My dad showing up at victoria’s just after we discovered that ashland was gone. It doesn’t make sense. I’m trying to fight the feeling, but the thing is, with my dad there, the simple explanation is probably too simple. When victor newman is involved, things tend to get very complicated.

Sharon: Well, did you ask him point blank?

Nick: I did.

Sharon: And?

Nick: I still don’t know what went down, sharon, because the truth is, I can’t trust my dad to tell the truth.

Adam: What do you mean, “official version”? I mean, is the guy dead or is he not dead?

Chance: Very much so.

Adam: Then why would you use that phrase? I mean, is there another theory floating around out there?

[ Cellphone chimes]

Chance: Sorry, man. Duty calls. I got to run. I hope you’re back from vegas soon ’cause your family might need your support.

Adam: Yeah. Hi, paula. It’s me again. Um… I need you to cancel my flight. There’s been a change in plans.

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Nate: I’m no intern. I don’t need adult supervision like some kid fresh out of school.

Amanda: Is everything okay in here?

Nikki: Unfortunately, we have not been able to dig up any dirt on diane when she was living in los angeles.

Phyllis: So we realized that we have to come up with some dirt here.

Kevin: Why? What’d I miss?

Chance: Locke’s death might be more complicated than we first thought.

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Nick: Thank you. Listen, I know I told you that I would be free to talk about work whenever you need me. But now is not a good time.

Sally: Believe me, I am fine with not talking about newman media. I actually just came by here hoping to run into sharon because we had a good talk earlier about your brother actually, who happens to be the most confusing, infuriating, and exasperating human I have ever known.

Nick: Didn’t you earlier say you were sorry you ever got involved with him in the first place? I mean, I guess I can understand why you want to commiserate with sharon. She certainly can relate.

Sally: Yeah, but, I mean, sharon has been just as baffled by adam’s decisions lately as i have, but you could tell that we had a real connection.

Nick: Listen, listen, listen, I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude. But I’m sorry, I cannot talk about the drama between you and adam right now. It is the least of my concerns.

Sally: Your bad mood seems to be more than just a simple, frustrating day at the office. What happened?

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Michael: That’s exactly what I wanted to hear. Alright. Done. Everyone on your security team has been briefed.

Victor: Alright. The less is said, the better.

Michael: I’ll make sure that’s perfectly clear.

Victor: And by the way, I want to thank you, michael. I appreciate what you have done tonight. Nice to know that I can call on my old friend michael baldwin to help my family through a very difficult time. I’ll not soon forget this. I promise you.

Phyllis: Hey, baby girl.

Summer: Hey.

Phyllis: There you are. Oh! Okay, I know you’ve probably had a long day. Thank you for squeezing in your mom. We can have some bonding time, finally.

Summer: Mom is the reason why you wanted to see me without kyle so that you can bash diane without offending him? I… [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Okay. No, no, no. Not at all. Summer, I mean, we’ve had a lifetime together, never, never bringing up diane jenkins. Can we go back to that, please?

Summer: [ Sighs ] Yes, okay, good. ‘Cause, honestly, it has been a struggle being caught in the middle between you and kyle, and you and jack, all while I’m trying to juggle this international move and getting harrison resettled and then relaunching a major company from its new headquarters. It’s just, like…

Phyllis: Okay, alright, I get it, I get it, I get it. I’m sure it’s a very difficult time and very hectic.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Let’s have fun. Alright? First round’s on me. The second round’s on me. Third round’s on me.

[ Both laugh ]

Nick: No offense, but I don’t want to talk about tonight, or anything else for that matter. Don’t take it personally.

Sally: I won’T. I mean, it’s obvious that you’ve been through the wringer. Maybe you should just go home and get some sleep.

Nick: Yeah, I’d really like to do that, but I can’t because I’m waiting around for a bunch of other shoes to drop.

Sally: Well, that sounds ominous.

Nick: I’m not trying to sound mysterious. In fact, I’m sure you’ll hear all about it when you show up to work in the morning.

Sally: Yeah, um… about that.

[ Sighs ] We won’t be seeing each other at work in the morning.

Nick: Why?

Sally: Look, I wasn’t going to say anything, because you didn’t want to talk about work. But I have made a decision. I’m going to call victoria in the morning and tell her that I changed my mind. I’m going to respectfully decline the ceo position.

Nick: The hell you are.

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Michael: Shouldn’t be long before we hear from chance about what the gcpd found at the scene of the crash. But if you want to go back to the ranch and check on victoria, I can keep you updated.

Victor: Ah, no. I just, um, know that nikki will take very good care of her. Okay? And I don’t want victoria to be upset by any bad news that chance might have.

Michael: Well, then it’s better we meet him here.

Victor: By the way, I realize it’s late. Why don’t you go home to lauren, okay? I can handle it.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] Thank you for being so considerate of my work-life balance. But I am not about to let you talk with chance without having your attorney present. Look, he may be your son-in-law, but he’s a damn good cop. And, um, he’s going to have a lot of questions.

Victor: Yeah.

[ Cellphone rings ] Talking about the devil. Yes, chance? What news do you have?

Nick: What happened? Why change your mind? I mean, earlier, you were so fired up about leading newman media. You pitched yourself as the perfect person for the job.

Sally: I know, and i so appreciate you and victoria giving me a shot at it.

Nick: Then why walk away now? Is this some kind of negotiating tactic?

Sally: No, it is nothing like that. I just — I learned something earlier. Adam was in here tonight, and I heard him talking with sharon. I overheard him telling her what I had suspected all along. He admitted that the only reason he broke up with me was because he felt like it was best for me. He didn’t admit it to my face, but it’s a real motive behind him breaking things off.

Nick: Do you think we don’t know that already? And who cares? It shouldn’t change anything.

Sally: Yeah, but it does, because I’m not okay with him making that sacrifice.

Nick: Well, adam doesn’t care what you think, obviously. He made this decision without consulting you, and he’s lying to you, and he’s continuing to lie to you.

Sally: It was a terrible, stupid mistake on adam’s part, but I know he believes he’s doing the right thing.

Nick: You’re just making excuses for him, just like sharon did and chelsea and just like victoria did for ashland.

Sally: That is not what I’m doing.

Nick: Sally, what is wrong with you? You’ve got this incredible opportunity. It is right in front of your face. You just have to grab it. And you’re willing to throw it all away for this guy who stomped on your heart with both feet. Is this all the self-respect you have?

Sally: Why are you being so harsh? I bet this has more to do with what your sister just went through than it does with me. So please don’t put all your baggage on me. You don’t know me that well.

Nick: You’re right, you’re right, and I’m sorry, and you can do whatever you want. But please don’t confuse adam treating like dirt as this sign of this incredible love that you have. Don’t do that. A lot of women have made that mistake with him.

[ Cellphone pings ]

[ Sighs ] I got to go, sally. I really hope you reconsider this terrible and rash decision that you’re making.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Oh, trust me, I know what it’s like to juggle home life and business. Trust me.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: I know. [ Chuckles ] I’m not doing much of that anymore, but, you know, the grand phoenix is now a well-oiled machine. It leaves me a little bit of time for other things.

Summer: I’m sure there’s still plenty to keep you busy.

Phyllis: You know, not really. So, I mean, if you need a little bit of help, I’m here.

Summer: Oh, I mean, I wasn’t complaining. I know that kyle and i are going to figure things out.

Phyllis: Oh, for sure, for sure. I believe in you. Listen, I’m sure it was difficult. Chelsea, you know, pulling out of her commitment as lead designer.

Summer: Oh, yeah. I mean, it was, but I really can’t fault her for making that decision. I mean, she’s got to prioritize her mental health. We all know how fragile that can be. I’m just glad that she did it now, rather than later, after we already invested tons of time and energy and money into promoting her new line.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Yeah. What about the person she recommended? How’s that going?

Summer: We’re in talks, so, hopefully, that’ll work out.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. Well, I can’t help you with that.

[ Both chuckle ] Yeah. How about marketing? I mean, the position that you offered me — is that still available?

Summer: Mom, that was months ago. Of course I filled the position.

Phyllis: Of course, of course, but I just figured maybe because you guys are relocating to genoa city, maybe the person in that position didn’t want to relocate.

Summer: I’m a bit confused as to why this is coming up now. Are you seriously asking if you can come to work at marchetti? Cleaning spell, cleaning spell…

Phyllis: Well, I don’t know why you’re so surprised that I’m bringing up this job at marchetti. I mean, you don’t know how close I was to, you know, moving to italy and kissing everything here in genoa city goodbye.

Summer: Still, you had good reasons for turning it down.

Phyllis: Yeah, I had good reasons. I just wasn’t ready to leave. But, I mean, now that you’re moving the headquarters to genoa city, that’s amazing. If I would have taken it, it would have been the best of both worlds.

Summer: I thought you really were happy running the hotel.

Phyllis: Don’t get me wrong. I really love it there. But, you know, it’s not like it was in the beginning. You know, when you’re trying to create a business and get everything running, it’s very, very challenging and rewarding. I mean, you know.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Mom, I need you to be really honest with me right now. How much of this sudden interest in working in marchetti has to do with the fact that kyle just hired diane?

Chloe: Hey, sally.

Sally: Hi. Thank you for coming by so late and on such short notice.

Chloe: Yeah. Not a problem. The kids are asleep and, well, kevin has been so supportive. He knows how excited I am about our new venture.

Sally: Yeah, um, about that.

Chloe: Oh, no. Bad news? Did nick and victoria rescind their job offer?

Sally: No, no, it’s nothing like that. The job is mine if I still want it.

Chloe: [ Chuckles ] “Still want it”? Is there even a question?

Sally: I just have to admit, I’m a little torn over this whole thing.

Chloe: Okay, it isn’t a total shock. When we spoke earlier, you weren’t as enthusiastic as I expected you’d be. But what’s up? Are you offended that the newmans want you to go through a probationary period, or are you having a last-minute crisis of confidence?

Sally: No, I know that I can do this job. I told nick and victoria my ideas, and they loved it. It’s why they were willing to give me this chance.

Chloe: Okay. So, then what’s the problem?

Chloe: Oh.

[ Scoffs ] This is about adam… isn’t it?

Nick: Dad, michael, what’s the latest?

Victor: Son, I just got a call from chance. He’s going to come over and fill us in.

Nick: Did he say anything on the phone about what they’ve learned?

Victor: Unh-unh.

Nick: How about vick? How’s she doing?

Victor: Uh, she is resting at the ranch. You know, your mother is taking good care of her. I don’t want her to be upset by any news that chance may have.

Nick: Yeah, she’s, uh, been through enough already.

Victor: Boy, has she ever. My heart goes out to your sister. My goodness. I’ll fill her in, in the morning.

Nick: You know, you two seem remarkably calm, considering what has happened. You sure you don’t know more?

Michael: I see no reason for alarm at this point. If ashland hasn’t been located yet, I have no doubt he will be found soon. Chance has organized a thorough search.

Victor: I have my men watching all over town. Suffice it to say, the noose around that bastard’s neck is tightening. And when he is caught, victoria can press charges.

Michael: In my opinion, there’s more than enough to charge ashland and keep him in jail while he awaits trial. And you witnessed the struggle he had with victoria. And we can always mention the fact that he defied kyle’s restraining order. I mean, the man is clearly a threat to the safety of the community.

Victor: There certainly is that.

Nick: So, that’s why you two seem so nonchalant about this? You both think the end of the actual locke nightmare is coming?

Victor: Well, I’m certain this will all turn out the way it should.

[ Telephone rings ] Send him in.

[ Receiver clicks ]

[ Doorknob rattles ]

Chance: So, as promised, I’m here with an update.

Victor: Hello, chance.

Michael: Thank you for coming over. I know it’s been a long, busy night for you.

Nick: Last time we talked, you said the police found a car at the bottom of the ravine. Was it ashland?

Chance: Yes, it was.

Nick: Was he in it?

Chance: Yes. He was behind the wheel.

Nick: Alive?

Chance: No. Ashland locke is dead.

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Chloe: So, was I right about adam earlier? Is he angry with you for staying on at newman when he decided to quit? Is that why he broke up with you?

Sally: [ Sighs ] You have it backwards, chloe. Adam broke up with me so that I can stay here. He knew that victoria would never agree to keep me on as long as we were still together, that she could never trust me to somehow not be conspiring with him. So he came up with some bogus story about not wanting to be with me because victor wouldn’t approve.

Chloe: Oh, my god. That is just so hurtful.

Sally: I knew that that’s not how he really felt, which is exactly what you saw us arguing about earlier. And then tonight, I confirmed it. I overheard him admitting to sharon that he only cut me loose so that our relationship wouldn’t get in the way of my job here at newman media.

Chloe: And let me guess, you confronted him right away.

Sally: Of course. I told him that this was a huge mistake and that he would regret it for the rest of his life, once I had moved on with someone else.

Chloe: Good for you.

Sally: But then I also

[Sighs] Told him that I didn’t want to get the job this way and that I would

[Inhaling deeply] Be turning in my resignation first thing in the morning.

Chloe: Okay. I — I’m not going to freak out right away, because I’m sure you just said that in the heat of the moment, and by now you’ve calmed down and realize that quitting would just be crazy. Right?

Phyllis: Summer, why do you think that everything has to do with diane jenkins now?

Summer: Because I know you, mom. It would be just like you to decide that you needed to be on the marchetti premises so that you could keep a close eye on her.

Phyllis: No, no, that’s not what I’m doing. Trust me when I say I am doing everything to keep out of that woman’s path. Absolutely everything. And in fact, that’s the reason I never brought up the marchetti position in the first place, because of her. Seriously. But then I said, “you know what, phyllis? You know what? You cannot let that woman influence your life.”

Summer: Somehow I find that hard to believe.

Phyllis: Well, it’s true. Believe it. I mean, honestly, do I think it’s a mistake that kyle hired her? Yeah. Do I think it’s going to be a disaster? Yes. But it’s a decision that kyle made, and he’s going to have to suffer the consequences.

Summer: Okay, so, you’re basically telling me that you’re hoping that hiring diane turns into a catastrophe that’s going to blow up in all of our faces so that you’re proven right.

Phyllis: Summer, why do you keep on talking about her? You’re the one doing it, not me. Let’s not even talk about diane jenkins. It’s not about her. It’s about us working together, doing something creative together. I mean, we had so much fun when we worked together before. Remember?

Summer: Of course I do.

Phyllis: Yes, so that’s what I’m talking about. We need to do that again. Imagine flying all over the world, going to fashion shows, meeting top designers. How much fun, just working together, mother and daughter. I mean, that’s the reason why you wanted to hire me in the first place.

Nick: So, ashland’s dead? I was hoping he would survive the crash.

Chance: Well, sorry, nick.

Nick: Did your investigators say anything about it? Did he die from injuries sustained during the crash?

Michael: Those are questions for the medical examiner.

Chance: Yeah, we’ll have to wait for the autopsy report to know that for sure.

Nick: Alright, can you just please keep us posted on results?

Chance: I’ll share what seems necessary.

Victor: Anyway, chance, thank you for delivering this extraordinary news. Rather tragic, isn’t it?

Chance: Would you like to break the news to victoria?

Victor: Yeah, I’ll take care of that.

Chance: Okay. Victor, you never mentioned how you ended up at victoria’s place. Did she tell you what happened? Or nick?

Victor: Neither. My security team told me that something was amiss.

Chance: Your security team? Why is this the first time that I’m hearing about this?

Victor: Because that’s the first time you asked me that question, okay? I have no time to tell you. I employed my security team, asked them to watch victoria’s house, once I found out that ashland locke was in town. I wanted her to be safe. They watched her house for a discreet distance.

Chance: Okay, and what did they see?

Victor: They saw nick just go to the front door, knock on it. And then when there was no response, they became suspicious because they knew that victoria was in the house.

Nick: Yeah, I, uh — I just assumed she was asleep, but I didn’t want to leave, because it didn’t feel right. So I went around the side of the house, to the back. Your guys must have seen me do that.

Victor: Yeah.

Chance: Did your guys follow him back there, victor? We hit the bike trails every weekend

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Summer: I have to admit, I have been a little bit jealous that kyle is getting to work with his mother when I missed my opportunity to work with mine.

Phyllis: That’s what I’m talking about. I miss it, too.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Oh, let’s make this happen.

Summer: Okay, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. I still have to run all of this by kyle, and I have a feeling he’s not going to be too thrilled at the prospect of you and diane getting in each other’s faces every day.

Phyllis: Mnh-mnh, that’s not an issue. I’m not going to get in her face, honestly.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: I mean, [Sighs] Yeah, I had a hard time letting go of all the absolutely horrible, horrible things she did to me. And I did throw my relationship with jack in her face, and, you know, that blew up. But, hey, listen, I’m not going to let anything or anyone jeopardize my relationship with you.

Summer: I believe what you’re saying. I just — I’m not sure that you can stop yourself from feuding with diane.

Phyllis: It’s not an issue, summer. I mean, I-I won’t even see her there, really, or if I do, I’ll just stay clear. Listen, why are we talking about diane again? Why are we doing that?

[ Chuckles ] Let’s talk about this job. Okay, so — so, what do you think? Something in marketing?

Summer: Um, no, I’m thinking something much more glamorous for you.

Phyllis: Yeah?

Summer: Maybe, like, company chauffeur. I think you would look really good in one of those hats.

Phyllis: Oh, okay, yeah.

Summer: [ Laughing ]

Phyllis: Alright.

[ Laughs ]

Victor: Well, to answer your question, my security detail stayed on, watching the house. And then, not too long after, they saw nicholas and victoria leave the house in a rather agitated state. That’s when they became alarmed and called me.

Chance: Were you aware of their presence?

Nick: I didn’t notice them. But, honestly, at that point, I was pretty out of it.

Chance: I didn’t see them when I got there, either.

Victor: The reason you didn’t is because I had told the security detail to take the night off, because I knew that nicholas was with victoria and they’d returned to the house.

Chance: Okay, so, what you’re telling me is, your guys — they didn’t approach the house at all, they didn’t look into any of the windows and they didn’t see ashland come or go? Nothing like that?

Michael: I think victor’s answered those questions.

Chance: No, he hasn’T. Not specifically.

Victor: Chance, my man, this is beginning to feel like an interrogation.

Chance: It’s nothing like that, victor. Just trying to gather as much information as I can so I can flesh out my timeline.

Victor: Good. I told you all I know. Michael can give you the respective phone numbers of my security detail, and you can ask them questions. Okay?

Chance: Great.

Victor: Good.

Chance: Send me the info.

Michael: Of course.

Chance: Think I’ve taken up enough of your time.

Victor: Alright. By the way, chance, say hello to abby and dominic, alright?

Chance: I will.

Victor: Okay.

[ Door closes ]

Nick: If you two are keeping something from me, I want to know what it is.

Ashley: [ Sighs ] I have to admit, I am feeling a little shaky about this whole resignation thing. I’ve just been dismissing being ceo as just a job, but the truth of the matter is, this is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Chloe: Yeah, I’m glad you realize that.

Sally: And I just ran into nick at crimson lights, and I mentioned to him that I was planning to quit. And he flat-out told me that I would just be one more in a long line of women who would make bad decisions just to impress adam, which is not at all what I thought I was doing. But I — I’m just so confused.

Chloe: Well, I mean, nick didn’t say anything all that different than the advice I gave you earlier.

Sally: I know. Which is exactly why I called you, because I need someone to help me think this through and figure out the right thing to do.

Chloe: Okay. Uh, let’s say that adam said, “I want you to quit this job to prove to me how much you love me.” How would you have reacted to that?

Sally: I mean, that’s not really a fair hypothetical, because he literally said the exact opposite.

Chloe: You bet he did. Because he knew how blatantly selfish and manipulative that would have been and that you never would have fallen for it. And now look what he has you doing with just — ah, with just a touch of reverse psychology.

Sally: You really think that’s what adam’s game is?

[ Chuckles ] Yes. He basically has you begging to accept this sacrifice in honor of your love for him.

Sally: I am not begging him for anything. I would never do that. Damn it. That is exactly what I’ve been doing. He even called me pathetic.

Chloe: You see what’s happening here? You are feeding adam’s massive ego. You are making him believe that he’s more important to you than anything else. Meanwhile, he’s constantly putting you down. Is that what you want the rest of your life to look like?

Sally: Of course not.

Chloe: Good. Good. Because I’m here to tell you that with adam, it’s never going to be just one and done. That’s not how this works. If you think that you’re going to convince him that you’re going to be together forever and everything’s just going to be fine, he is constantly going to be putting your love to the test. He doesn’t know any other way to be in a relationship. So, tell me, are you going to throw away the biggest opportunity of your life for that? Does that sound more fun to you than being ceo of newman media?

Victor: Son, I understand that you’re upset. Okay? You probably feel responsible for ashland locke’s death. You shouldn’t feel responsible. You saved your sister’s life. Where would she be without you having interfered?

Michael: Listen to your father. You may have saved your sister’s life. You had no intention of killing ashland. You didn’t want the man dead.

Victor: It’s not even clear at this point whether your knockout punch is the cause of his death.

Michael: Ashland shouldn’t have been driving at all tonight. And you had nothing to do with him getting behind the wheel of that car.

Victor: Maybe the whole thing wasn’t an accident at all. Maybe he woke up, walked out of the house, got into his car, was probably parked behind victoria’s house, and drove himself to the damn ravine, knowing full well he would kill himself.

Michael: Think about what happened to rey. I mean, he had a heart attack that actually caused him to lose control of the car. Something — something like that could have happened to him tonight.

Nick: Okay, just…

[ Sighs ] Look, I appreciate how badly you two want to let me off the hook, but I highly doubt any of those scenarios actually happened.

Victor: Son, who cares how the man died? Most important thing is, out of our lives. He’s no longer there to endanger the life of your sister! Think about that.

Michael: Listen to your father. He’s right.

Victor: Why don’t you come to the ranch? Relax a little. You need to get away from all this.

I appreciate the offer. Um… I just got to go for a drive, you know, clear my head.

[ Door closes ]

Sally: I just don’t want to believe that adam has been playing mind games with me all along. I honestly think that he wants me to have this opportunity to prove myself.

Chloe: Okay, let’s go with that, then. Let’s say that adam is some truly noble creature who thinks you’re better off to be in this job than in this relationship. He would be totally right.

Sally: I mean, come on, chloe. Isn’t love more important than a job — even a great one?

Chloe: Yes, it totally is. But only if it’s in a real, healthy, stable relationship with the right man. And that’s not the case. I know you don’t want to hear that, but you were so desperately trying to convince yourself that adam’s love is real, that it’s just hidden deep below the surface.

Sally: I just don’t want to believe that he suddenly stopped loving me…

Chloe: [ Sighs ]

Sally: …Or that he never did.

Chloe: It’s time to stop fixating on what adam is really feeling or what he really meant when he said x, y, and Z.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: Because when you do that, you completely lose yourself and you forget what matters to you.

Sally: It’s not like that, chloe.

Chloe: Hey, I know what I’m talking about. Chelsea fell into this same trap. That’s why she wasn’t able to move forward in the fashion line. She has lost years of her life to her obsession with adam.

Sally: Okay. [ Sighs ] Even if you are right, and this isn’t healthy or worth saving, I told him that I don’t want to get the job this way, and that’s the truth.

Chloe: He didn’t get you the job. The most you can say is that he got out of your way. Nick and victoria — they asked you to stay in this position after they heard what you had to say. And they loved your ideas.

Sally: Yes, but adam took a chance on me by giving me this job in the first place.

Chloe: And you proved that you deserve to be the boss. With your brilliance and hard work. Do I have to remind you of all the goals you had when we first started working together? You were determined to make people sit up and take notice of you, prove what you could accomplish. So, [Scoffs] Where is that sally spectra?

Sally: You’re right.

Chloe: You bet I am. And what’s more is that you knew what I was going to say. That’s why you asked me to come here. You don’t want to lose this job. And you are not a quitter.

Summer: So, harrison keeps on asking why we don’t speak italy anymore.

Phyllis: “Speak italy”? That’s so cute. Oh, gosh, poor kid, he must be confused.

Summer: It was crazy how quickly he picked everything up over there. He was, like, practically fluent by the time we left.

Phyllis: I love seeing you like this, taking on this maternal role. It suits you.

Summer: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Summer: Hey, dad, come join us.

Nick: Hey.

Phyllis: Um, are you okay? You seem upset.

Nick: Uh, I don’t want to ruin your evening, but something happened. Uh… you’re going to hear about it sooner rather than later. Ashland’s dead. Michael: My tip is, the worst lies

Sally: You’re right. I am not a quitter. Thank you for helping me remember that.

Chloe: So, you’re not going to resign in the morning?

Sally: I am not going anywhere. And you don’t have to worry about me backsliding, because, as you said, if anything, I am persistent.

Chloe: There she is. That’s the sally spectra I know.

Sally: And with your help, I am going to show the newmans and the rest of the world what I am capable of. Who knows what adam wanted or expected out of this whole entire thing. But in the end, it doesn’t matter, because I am going to make the most out of this opportunity that I have been given.

Chloe: Correction — that you’ve earned.

Sally: Yes, that I’ve earned. Thank you, chloe. It really means a lot, having a friend and ally like you. And you have my permission to shake sense into me if ever I forget who we are or how we deserve to be treated.

Chloe: Well, don’t worry, I won’t abuse the privilege. But I’m just so excited. And I am honored to be working with you again. And you said it — invincible. Unstoppable. It is on.

[ Chuckles ]

Sally: Go home, get some sleep, because starting tomorrow, we are moving forward full-throttle.

Victor: I want to thank you for handling everything so damn well. You’re a hell of a lawyer, okay? And a good friend.

Michael: Well, it’s not over yet. You can bet chance will be coming back with more questions.

Victor: I think we have good explanations. Let’s assume that ashland locke woke up after being knocked down by my son, found himself all alone in the house, exited through the back door, where no one could see him, got into a car that he had parked behind victoria’s house, and then realizing he had nothing left in life to live for, he drove through the damn ravine, and that’s where he met his end.

Michael: It’s very straightforward.

Victor: Yeah.

Michael: Completely plausible.

Victor: Right.

Michael: And impossible to prove otherwise.

Victor: Exactly.

Nick: Chance just broke the news. Ashland was in a car accident. He didn’t survive. Summer, I am…

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Nick: …So sorry. This is going to be very hard on harrison.

Summer: I — I got to get home to kyle. Got to figure out how we’re going to deal with this. Thank you for letting me know. Mom, I’ll get back to you about your idea.

Nick: What idea?

Phyllis: Oh, it’s nothing. Um, you seem really broken up about this. I mean… I get the feeling there’s more to the story, and maybe you didn’t want to say it in front of summer.

Nick: Aw, it’s just, you know, sudden,

Phyllis: Uh-huh. Look on the bright side.

Nick: Phyllis, don’t say that.

Phyllis: Let’s be honest. There’s a bright side. You never have to deal with that guy ever, ever again. It’s finally over.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah. I think it is over.

Chance: [ Sighs ] [ Sighs ]

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Y&R Best Lines Monday, July 25, 2022

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Diane: Oh, gosh! That wind came out of nowhere.

Jack: Yeah, that’s what we used to call a wicked wind when I was a kid.

Diane: I’ve never heard that phrase before.

Jack: No?

Diane: No.

Jack: Well, it’s an old wives’ tale about summer winds that come in and manage to make things hot rather than cool. It’s a bad omen.

Diane: Oh.

Jack: So, in July, when a wind like this kicks up, well, you know trouble’s right around the corner. And here you are

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Phyllis: I’ll tell you why. I had a conversation with Summer. You know what Summer said? She went on and on about Diane and how wonderful she is because I guess she saved Harrison from Ashland. And she was going on like Diane deserved a medal or a parade or something.

Nikki: That’s ridiculous. I was there. She sent Michael a text. That’s the extent of her involvement.

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? And you know she probably did it so everybody would fawn all over her.

Nikki: [Sighs] Ashland Locke. The gift that keeps on giving.


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Victor: Why are you asking me what happened here tonight?

Nick: Dad, please just level with us, alright? If you know more about ashland’s disappearance than you’re saying, now is not the time to hold back.

Victor: Son, I just learned everything while chance was here. I don’t know what happened.

Victoria: I can’t believe that ashland is — is out there. There’s no telling what he’s gonna do next.

Nick: Well, one thing we do know, vick, is nothing is gonna happen to you.

Victor: We won’t let anything happen to you, alright?

Adam: What are you doing here?

Sally: I’m like one of those ghosts in that dickens novel. I’m giving you a second chance. A do-over, so this time you can make the right choice. And we can reclaim our future.

Victor: Well, I’m certain the cops will hunt him down, find him wherever he is.

Victoria: What if he comes back here?

Victor: Sweetheart, that’s why I suggested before that you come with me and with your mother and stay over at the ranch. You’ll be safe and protected.

Nick: I agree with dad, at least until ashland is found and we know you’re out of danger.

Victoria: Okay. I can have a bag packed in a few minutes. I don’t want to stay here tonight after what happened.

Nick: We should have somebody come over here and clean up this place after the police are done with their investigation. She shouldn’t have to come back to it with it looking like this.

Victor: Yep, I agree.

Nick: Ashland cannot be underestimated. Everything I said to chance was true. He wasn’t breathing. There was no pulse. Yet somehow he got out of here. I still don’t know how he did that.

Victoria: I do. I know how he did it. He’s so angry at me, he’s unstoppable.

Victor: Thank the lord he wasn’t killed here tonight. I mean, everyone would have thought it was a revenge killing, considering what a bad relationship locke had with our family.

Victoria: I just wanted him to leave.

Nick: I just was trying to protect my sister, you know? He was gonna kill her. Would you have done anything different?

Victor: No, not at all. Would have done the same thing. You know I would put my life on the line for any of you. Having said that, you may have put yourself in a tough legal position, you know?

Nick: Yeah, I know I could be facing some legal issues, but all that pales in comparison to me thinking I killed a guy, even someone as terrible as locke. That’s why I insisted we call chance. It’s the right thing to do. And I’ll face the consequences.

Victor: Nicholas, you’re a good person.

Victoria: You’re the best.

Victor: And whatever happens, don’t you worry about a damn thing. I’ll take care of it all, okay?

Chance: Now, I just want to spread everything out, alright? I need 2 miles in every direction.

Officer roberts: Is he armed?

Chance: That’s unknown, but go ahead and consider him dangerous. He’s also suffered a head injury, so I think we’re looking for a blood trail here.

Officer roberts: So he could be holed up somewhere.

Chance: Yeah, or he’s running from the law. That’s why we got to stay vigilant. Keep a sharp eye.

Michael: Oh, coffee, please. Chance.

Chance: Give me a minute, will you? Hello, michael.

Michael: Hey.

Chance: I’m telling you, man, things are a bit busy right now.

Michael: I heard. Victor brought me up to speed. Horrible business.

Chance: Looks like it’s gonna be a long night. We just stopped to refuel and work out a game plan.

Michael: Oh, so you’re saying there are no leads, no sightings of ashland? If you have any updates, I’d appreciate it if you could give me a heads up.

Chance: You no longer the da, michael. What makes you so interested? Did victor send you on a fishing expedition, michael? If you haven’t tried dawn powerwash dish spray,

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Michael: You know I’m victor’s attorney. I care a great deal about all the newmans. So of course I am invested in what happens to ashland.

Chance: My question was, are you here to report back to the big guy?

Michael: Well, obviously, victor is anxious for news. His daughter was attacked by ashland. Locke is still on the loose. I mean, I think victor is entitled to be kept abreast of whatever’s transpiring with the search for the man who tried to kill his daughter. Would you begrudge him that? News that might put his and his daughter’s mind at ease? Victoria is your wife’s sister. I would think, you know, family comes first.

Chance: Well, family or not, got to play this one by the book, mike. I’m not gonna let anything interfere with this investigation. Not even my father-in-law.

Michael: I respect that.

Chance: Now, I told the newmans that I would contact them once I locate locke. I intend to keep that promise.

Michael: Well, if you do get any information, I’ll be here for a while, so I could relay it myself should the need arise.

Chance: I will keep that in mind. Excuse me, michael.

Nick: Dad, why don’t you take vick home? I’ll lock up around here.

Victor: Thanks, old boy.

Nick: Maybe I’ll even light some sage, you know, and get rid of the bad energy. Hey.

Victoria: I honestly don’t know what I would do without you.

Nick: I’m just glad nothing happened to you.

Nick: Be a good boy.

Victoria: You broke into my house. You threatened me. You grabbed me!

Ashland: No! Enough, alright? I —

Nick: You put your hands on her?!

Ashland: Ugh!

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Adam: [ Sighs ] Look. You should not be here.

Sally: Hell, yes, I should. This is exactly where I belong.

Adam: You completely ignored everything that I told you earlier, okay? I told you to stay away. And what did you do? What did you do? You broke into my room.

Sally: Our room, actually. That’s what I told the sweet lady at the front desk. You know, the one we always see when we ask for this room. Who always says what a cute couple we make. I just told her that you forgot to give me the key whenever you checked in and could she be a dear. So [Clicks tongue] Voil.

Adam: And how did you know where to find me?

Sally: Where else would you go but the place we’ve made so many memories? Where we felt safe and powerful and understood, because, like it or not, adam, I understand you.

Adam: Sally, you don’t have the slightest idea about who I really am. Okay? And you’re reading way too much into where I decided to sleep tonight.

Sally: You’re angry at your father for not giving you the ceo gig, so you left the ranch.

Adam: What is this? Is this where I’m supposed to be impressed by your insight into me, sally? Because I’m not. All you’re doing is you’re repeating things that I told you on why I’m walking away from everything.

Sally: You opened up to me because of our connection.

Adam: You know what that was? It was a calculated act of vulnerability on my part to get you to fall in love with me, like I knew it would.

Sally: Don’t try to pretend like this is some kind of game, like I’m another one of your conquests, because I know that’s not true, because I pursued you.

Adam: And what are you doing now? Are you going back into chase mode? Sally, you have to stop acting like this.

Sally: [ Scoffs ] You didn’t think I was just going to give up, did you? I thought we knew each other better than that.

Adam: No, I assumed that you had too much self-respect to keep throwing yourself at someone who just rejected you. So apparently, I don’t know you that well.

Sally: I’m here because i have a ton of self-confidence, enough to endure whatever it is that you’re gonna dish out until you finally drop your defenses.

Adam: Look, this is not me putting up a wall. I am being honest. That part of our lives is over. Okay? We’re moving on in opposite directions. You just — you have to let me go, okay? Whatever you think I’m feeling or wish that I was feeling, I am not. And whatever you think should happen between us, it won’T. You are wrong. There is no future between us. I do not want one. And I don’t know how to get that through your head once and for all.

Sally: You can protest as much as you want, but I know what exists between us. And I don’t want to lose what we have together. With golo, I’ve lost 13 inches in my waist.

Victoria: Oh, my god. What happened? Nick, what’s wrong?

Nick: I, um — I can’t feel a pulse.

[ Sighs ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry, daddy. I’m sorry for the detour. I just — I need to grab some files before a meeting that I have tomorrow.

Victor: Well, I normally would suggest you take a little rest after this, but I know that you tend to go to work when something like this happens. So do I.

Nikki: Well, what on earth are you two doing here?

Victor: What are you doing here, sweetheart?

Nikki: I’m finishing up some work on the chapman project.

Victor: Oh.

Nikki: Your turn.

Victoria: You read my mind. I’ll take those. Thank you.

Nikki: It’s well after business hours. Why are you here?

Victor: Well, we’re here because our daughter’s gonna pack her things and go out to the ranch with us. She’s gonna stay with us.

Victoria: I’m not sure for how long yet.

Nikki: Well, of course, you’re always welcome. But why? What’s going on?

Victoria: Ashland. He came by the house tonight. He was — he was out of control. He was just so angry, and he threatened me.

Nikki: My god. I was worried that something like this would happen. Are you alright?

Victor: I’m fine, thanks to nicholas. He’s my hero.

Nikki: And where is ashland? I hope that he is in police custody.

Victor: [ Sighs ] They’re looking for him. Everybody’s looking for him. Most important thing is that our children are safe.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Victoria: It’s nicholas. Hi, nick. Is everything okay?

Nick: Everything’s fine.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Good. Okay. Is there anything that you need?

Nick: I just had a question for you. I found this signet ring on the floor near the french doors. It’s got like a — like a crest on it. I was just wondering if it was ashland’S.

Victoria: Yes, I gave it to him for valentine’s day. It bears the loch family crest. He brought it with him tonight, and he was waving it around, ranting about how it used to symbolize our future, but now it just represents my deceit.

Nick: Did he throw it or something?

Victoria: No, no. I remember, he put it back in his shirt pocket. He said he wanted to hold on to it to remind him how cruel the world is.

Nikki: Yeah, as if he was the victim in all of this.

Nick: How’d it get on the floor?

Victoria: All I know is i never want to see that thing again.

Nick: Yeah, understood. I’ll take care of it. Stay safe.

Victoria: You too. No matter what type of dog you have…

Adam: I — I didn’t mean to hurt you.

Sally: Is this your attempt to apologize? Because I’d categorize it as a fail.

Adam: Sally, you’re — you’re disillusioned, okay? You’re confused.

Sally: No, no, no. Please, please keep explaining my emotions to me.

Adam: I am not doing that, okay? You are the one who is conflating our personal relationship with our work relationship. In your mind, you think being with me and being the leader of newman media are intertwined, but they don’t have to be. They’re not, okay? You don’t need love to succeed.

Sally: Yeah. Damn straight. But i want love in my life. And I’m not confused about the way that I’m feeling. I know exactly why I want to be with you above anything else.

Adam: Sally, look, there’s just — there’s no point in belaboring this.

Sally: You know what? You’re not an expert on me. But follow along because maybe you will learn a thing or two. As you’re aware, my parents vanished from my life when I was very young, and my sister and me had to fend for ourselves. And not only that, they left a big black hole where my heart had been. And thank god that I had my sister and my brilliant grandmother to take care of us. Those two were my everything. And every single time I reached high and I fell hard trying to build my career or searching for someone to spend my life with, those two were there every time everything came crashing down. Those were my constants. But something was always missing in my heart.

Adam: Well, I’m glad that you have them in your life. Maybe you should call them now.

Sally: Please, don’t you dare give me advice because I know what’s best for me. So many times I thought to myself, “great, I found the perfect job or the man of my dreams,” only to have my heart broken and my hopes dashed again and again. But I never let it break my spirit. Because I always knew that there was the right person out there for me somewhere. And then… I met you. And for the first time in my life, that black hole… completely vanished. It was like I had known you my entire life, in every possible universe, and we had finally found our way to each other again. This is our time. This is the right place to be. And all the stars are aligned. I am not your enemy. I am not your impediment. I have never stood between you and your family or you and anything that you wanted, because I want those same things and we can have those things together. So just admit it — that you still love me and that I am good for you. Can you please stop resisting it and start working with me so we can start finding our way through this? Find our way back to each other again.

Victoria: It just all happened so fast.

Nikki: Darling, just take your time.

Victoria: I told ashland that he was a twisted, unlovable monster. And he grabbed me, so I found something to defend myself with [Sighs] And then I ran. He ran after me. And then nick was there.

Nikki: Oh, thank goodness.

Victoria: He got between us and he stopped ashland. And then nick tried to get him to leave, but he refused to leave. So I ran into the kitchen to — to grab my phone so that I could call the police. And I thought I heard ashland say that he was going to finish what he had come there to do. And when I came back into the room, he was — he was on the floor. Ashland was laying on the floor, and nick was checking for a pulse. Mom, we thought ashland was dead. He fell. He hit his head near the fireplace, but there was no pulse and we tried to resuscitate him. So we went outside to get some air and to just try to — try to understand what just happened. But when we came back, he was gone.

Nikki: Wait, gone?

Victoria: No, not dead gone. Like “not there anymore” gone. How is that even possible?

Nikki: I don’t know.

Victoria: When ashland came after me, I — I just swore that I was gonna do whatever it took to fight him off. And if nicholas hadn’t have come, I don’t know what I would have done. I mean, I could have killed him.

Nikki: But you didn’T. And neither did your brother. Thank god. That is the last thing you want to have on your conscience. This way, you have nothing to apologize for, nothing to regret.

Victor: Sweetheart, your mother’s right, okay? Most important thing is that you’re safe and that everyone in the family is safe right now.

Victoria: Thank you.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Victor: Excuse me. Okay, I’m gonna take this outside, okay?

Nikki: Is it the police?

Victor: No. I’ll explain later.

Nikki: Baby.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Victor: You’re keeping your eyes on chance?

Michael: Yeah. He’s still here in the coffee house, talking with another officer. I thought I’d have something more worthwhile to report by now, but…

Victor: And no one has located ashland locke?

Michael: Not yet. What you want me to do?

Victor: Nothing. You don’t have to hang around there.

Michael: Alright, I’ll keep you informed.

Nick: I’m assuming that was my father.

Michael: Well, you’d be correct. He filled me in on everything that happened tonight.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. It must have been quite an ordeal for you.

Nick: Thanks. Any updates?

Michael: Yeah, chance is not in a sharing mood. Beyond that, I don’t think there’s — there’s been any news.

Nick: Actually, I have a few words for chance myself.

Michael: Hold on, hold on. Before you do that, there’s something I need to know.

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Adam: That was beautiful, sally, really. Okay? But nothing has changed. I just — I don’t feel the same way as you do.

Sally: Do you remember when we first started working together? Any time we were within five feet of each other, we were in dangerous territory. We wanted each other so badly, but we knew if we got too close that we would just burn up in each other’s atmosphere. You had never met a woman like me. You had been looking for me your whole entire life. And you couldn’t walk away from me.

Adam: Well, that was then. Okay? Life moves on, and so do I.

Sally: [ Scoffs ] Okay, okay. Yeah, you can just keep pretending like you don’t love me for whatever misguided reasons that are flowing through your head or maybe you’ve actually convinced yourself that it’s true. But I know what’s real. And I know you, adam. And I know eventually you will come around and you will realize… that this is a massive mistake. And the tragic thing is you probably won’t even realize what a catastrophic screw-up it is until it is way too late and I have moved on the way that you’re proclaiming that you want me to. So I suggest that you think long and hard about what it is that you will be losing if you let me slip away… just to prove whatever point it is that you are trying to make.

Michael: How are you holding up?

Nick: I’m alright.

Michael: Really? Because after what you’ve been through, I imagine — how would I put this — that you’re experiencing a lot of conflicting emotions.

Nick: Truthfully, I’m walking a fine line here. Do I wish ashland would vanish from the face of the earth, never to be heard from again? Absolutely. But when I think about possibly having a hand in the taking of another man’s life…

Michael: That’s because —

Nick: Is he hurt? Is he suffering?

Michael: You’re a good man. That’s because you’re a good man. You cannot blame yourself for anything you did in that moment. You had every right to protect your sister and yourself.

Nick: I just want him found.

Michael: He will be. With all those people looking for him, he can’t hide for long. Justice will be served. Just… try to get some rest.

[ Speaks indistinctly ]

Nick: Thanks.

Michael: Nick, nick… take care of yourself.

Nick: Alright.

Chance: Alright, let me know if anything changes.

Nick: Hey.

Chance: Hey. You alright?

Nick: Yeah, I just wanted to thank you again for your help tonight.

Chance: Happy to help.

Nick: Well, I think I can help you even more.

Chance: You got some more details for me?

Nick: I found this.

Nikki: I’m so glad you’re gonna be staying with us. Can only imagine what it was like to be attacked in your home again.

Victoria: You know, mom, when ashland came at me, it triggered this heavy rush of memories about — about J.T.

Nikki: Must’ve been awful reliving that trauma.

Victoria: The thing is, there was a medical reason for J.T.’S behavior. I mean, that brain tumor, that’s what caused him to be violent. It had nothing to do with me. But with ashland, I brought him and his chaos and his poison into our lives.

Nikki: Darling, you fell in love with the wrong person. I and the rest of this family have made that same mistake before.

Victoria: But I-I keep making that mistake again and again, falling for flawed, damaged men that I just delude myself into thinking that I can fix, like some struggling company that I can buy and make profitable again.

Nikki: Honey. You want to see the best in the people that you love. That’s not a bad thing.

Victoria: Mom, thank you so much. I appreciate you trying to comfort me, but we both know that I have a blind spot when it comes to relationships. When I got involved with ashland, you all tried to warn me, but I didn’t listen to you.

Nikki: That doesn’t mean you’re responsible for what happened tonight.

Victoria: How can you say that? I forced you to accept him. I made excuses for his lies, and he did exactly what nick and everyone else said he would do. And I just don’t know how I’m supposed to forgive myself.

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Nikki: Darling, you have to help me understand why you feel even a hint of guilt over what happened.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Mom, I’m not saying that I’m solely responsible. I’m disgusted by what ashland did. And he lied, and — and he used me and the rest of the family to get what he wanted, and it’s completely unforgivable. You have no idea how good it felt to turn the tables on him and to — to make him pay.

Nikki: It must have been an amazing feeling.

Victoria: It was. I took everything that he had.

[ Sighs ] And that was the plan. But maybe I took too much.

Nikki: What do you mean?

Victoria: Do you remember what I told you about how defeated he looked when I left him in new york?

Nikki: Yes.

Victoria: Well, I think maybe something shattered in him. Because after what I witnessed tonight, it was — it was kind of like the final destruction of his psyche. I mean, I wanted to punish him. I wanted to hurt him the same way that he hurt me. And I wanted to exact some modicum of revenge. And I think —

Nikki: Darling, darling, i can’t let you keep going on like this. If bobby defranco — and yes, we are going to call the monster by his real name — if bobby defranco doesn’t realize that every predator is someone’s prey, well, then he’s learned a valuable lesson. Nobody messes with the newmans. He lost. His feelings got hurt. That’s on him.

Victoria: I hadn’t thought of it like that.

Nikki: And I completely understand why you’re feeling vulnerable right now. That is normal, especially for someone like you. You’re a very caring, forgiving person. And this was a man you once loved and wanted to spend the rest of your life with. But he was never the man he wanted you to believe he was. So I don’t want you to waste one more ounce of grief over him. Don’t give him that power. He never deserved you, and he certainly doesn’t deserve your sympathy. So whatever his fate may be, I’m not gonna shed any tears over him and neither should you.

Victor: I couldn’t agree more, sweetheart.

Chance: What do you know about this ring?

Nick: It was a valentine’s gift from victoria to locke. He said it was a symbol of her betrayal and he shoved it in her face and then stuffed it in his shirt pocket. But I found it on the ground. I don’t know. It may not mean anything.

Chance: Okay. So, what, it fell out of his pocket or something?

Nick: Maybe he took it out to look at it. I don’t know. Vick said that he didn’t throw it.

Chance: Well, regardless, I appreciate you bringing this to me. Thank you.

Nick: Yeah. How’s the search going? Michael said you guys still haven’t found locke.

Chance: Nope. That’s odd, right? Especially considering the fact he’s been injured. But, you know, we’re looking for a blood trail leading from the house, searching for his vehicle as well. We’ll find him. Nick, is there anything else you want to get off your chest?

Adam: Look, believe me, I have thought this through. What’s done is done. There’s really nothing more i can say.

Sally: Alright.

Adam: That’s it?

Sally: Yeah, you heard me out, as promised. So I wish you a good night.

Adam: So we’re done here, just like that?

Sally: Yeah. Except for this. I will be resigning from newman media first thing in the morning.

Adam: Okay, look, you cannot do that. You love that job.

Sally: I don’t want it anymore because becoming ceo might have cost me my happiness. A jelly bean that’s good for you?

Nick: No, I’ve got nothing to add. It’s just been a long night, you know?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Chance: Give me a sec. Yeah? Yeah, I’ll be right there. I got to run, man.

Nick: Is that about ashland?

Chance: You can’t get involved, nick, I’m sorry.

Nick: Come on. This has been so hard on victoria. Just give me something I can tell her that’ll help her go to sleep tonight.

Chance: We don’t have a positive id yet, but my officers did find a car at the bottom of a ravine.

Nick: Was it ashland’s? Look, I can go with you. I can help you id —

Chance: Nick, nick, nick, you’re not getting involved. Okay? I will let you know any pertinent details when the time is right. Until then, stay out of it.

Adam: Yes. I need to book a flight out of genoa city first thing in the morning. Las vegas.

Sally: World falling apart and wishing you could get a do-over?

Nick: How could you tell?

Sally: You look like hell. And I hear misery loves company, so…can I buy you a coffee?

Nikki: Let’s get you home so you can rest. You must be exhausted.

Victoria: I actually do feel like I might be able to sleep for a couple of hours. Thank you, daddy, for everything.

Victor: You know that I will always protect you. Nothing means more to me than to know that all of you are safe.

Nikki: Are you coming home with us?

Victor: One second. I need to deal with something right now, okay? Come in, michael.

Michael: I was just about to ask if I might be of any assistance. You okay, nikki?

Nikki: It’s been a difficult night.

Michael: Victoria, I’m so sorry this happened to you. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.

Victoria: Thank you, michael.

Victor: Let me know as soon as you’re home safely, okay?

Nikki: I will. Please come home soon.

Victor: I will. Thank you. Have a seat, old boy. Any update?

Michael: I was informed by a member of your team that chance’s men have found ashland’s car.

Victor: With ashland inside? Good.

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Nick: I searched everywhere. Ashland didn’t just stumble off into some other room. There’s no trail of blood for us to see where he went.

Victoria: This just makes no sense.

Nick: I saw him fall and hit his head. I checked him. He wasn’t breathing.

Victoria: We both checked his pulse. I mean, I tried to revive him. How is it possible that we’re wrong?

Nick: I think we have to assume that ashland’s alive and that he made it outside and that he got away somehow.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Thanks for suggesting coming here. Part of me just wanted to stay at home and watch harrison sleep after the bullet we dodged with ashland today.

Kyle: Me too. But he’s safe and sound, thanks in part to my mom.

Summer: She showed up for us big time.

Kyle: Mm. And I wanted us to have a little alone time so I can thank you for being such a great stepmom and wife.

Summer: And now business partner.

Kyle: Oh! How could I forget? I think we should toast to that.

Summer: I think so, too. Well, well, well, would you look at that? My brother and your…

Kyle: Niece.

Summer: Right. Would you mind if we went over there? I know that it’s our date night, but I haven’t caught up with noah in forever.

Kyle: I think you just want to spy on the new romance.

Summer: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Kyle: Don’t get me wrong, I’m on board. I haven’t had a chance to talk to allie, which is kind of embarrassing because we live in the same house, so let’s do it.

Summer: Okay.

Kyle: Hey, guys. Looks like you had the same idea on how to spend your evening.

Noah: Hey, how’s it going?

Allie: Look at you two out and about.

Summer: Seems like you’re settling into your newly adopted city.

Allie: Yeah, well, I have a pretty great tour guide.

Sharon: You look like you are mulling something over. Can I get you something to drink while you’re doing that?

Adam: Sure. Thank you. How — how you doing?

Sharon: Oh, I’m hanging in there. You know, some days are better than others, but I think I’m doing as well as can be expected. How are you?

Adam: I’m okay, you know? Connor is away at camp, and I have decided to move off the ranch for the time being. I’m taking up a room at the grand phoenix.

Sharon: Oh, yeah, I heard about the personnel changes at newman enterprises. Might that be the reason for your move?

Adam: Personnel change? You mean victoria’s return, nick’s rise, and my fall?

Sharon: You know, I have to admit, I was a little surprised that nick decided to go back to the company, but I knew he spent a lot of time thinking it through before he agreed.

Adam: Really? I always thought he was the “go on instinct” kind of guy.

Sharon: Well, to be fair, you both act on reflexes sometimes. Nick told me that you turned down the ceo position at newman media. Might that have been an impetuous decision?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] That was well played. I walked right into that one. But, no, my decision was a calculated, yet defiant declaration of independence from my father.

Sharon: I see. So once you cool down, maybe you’ll change your mind.

Adam: It’s like I’m saying the words, but you’re not hearing them.

Sharon: [ Laughs ] Sorry. It just does seem like a little bit of a knee-jerk reaction, but only because I know how much building newman media into a successful company meant to you.

Adam: Yes, I did build it up, and my family rewarded me by using me and kicking me back to the curb again once victoria, the anointed, reappeared. I have tried for the last time to be a part of the inner circle, but they will not allow it and I don’t want it. I have finally cut ties with victor.

Nick: There’s no sign of him back there.

Victoria: He must’ve —

[ Sighs ] I don’t know, he got up and left. There’s no other explanation.

Nick: He had no pulse.

Victoria: Maybe we were wrong about that. Maybe there was a pulse, but it was just too faint, so we didn’t detect it. But obviously, ashland is alive because he walked away. That’s — there’s no other explanation, nick. I mean, the good news is you didn’t kill him.

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Kyle: I think we’ve earned ourselves a cocktail. I’ll grab us drinks, okay?

Noah: I’ll go with you.

Summer: Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa. Not so fast. Why don’t you sit here with me? I haven’t had a chance to catch up with noah since mariah and tessa’s wedding.

Kyle: Oh. Want to carry drinks with me?

Allie: Sure.

Kyle: Let’s go.

Summer: So…

Noah: So what?

Summer: So what’s with that smirk?

Noah: Oh, come on, you live with allie. You can’t be blind to her charms.

Summer: And apparently, she’s not blind to yours either.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: This is perfect, ’cause I was hoping to grab a moment alone with you. Not for any specific reason. I’ve just been busy moving my family back from genoa city and this new gig with marchetti. I haven’t had a chance to get to know you better, and I’d like to.

Noah: I like that, too. And I totally get why you’re busy with work and family, especially diane.

Kyle: Ah, you’re not one for small talk.

Allie: I just figured we have spent so much of our lives not knowing that each other existed, that why not just cut straight to the meaty part, right? Unless I offended you in any way.

Kyle: No, not at all. I appreciate the directness. It’s a nice change of pace. So, are you one of the people who is angry with my mother?

Allie: I am team undecided. Look, she used me to get to jack, and that was upsetting. But then she has also just been nice to me ever since. I will say this, though. She does have a lot of enemies in town.

Kyle: She has done more than a few questionable things.

Allie: And there are people who are willing to try to forgive her, and there are others who want.

Kyle: That’s right.

Allie: You know, there is a lot of curiosity about where my sympathies lie.

Kyle: Really?

Allie: Oh, yeah.

Kyle: Sorry you got caught up in that.

Allie: It’s fine. I’m not too worried about it. I’m pretty good at steering myself away from trouble, and I’m pretty motivated to do that these days. For the first time in a long time, my future’s looking pretty bright.

Kyle: Noah have something to do with that?

Allie: Perhaps. Hey, I do have one other question for you.

Kyle: Shoot.

Allie: Okay.

Allie: Is being and abbott as perfect as it appears to be?

Victoria: Dad, how did you know to come here?

Victor: I had a security detail following you ever since I learned that ashland locke was back in town.

Victoria: Yeah, I know. I’ve seen them.

Victor: They were discreetly stationed in a car outside the house tonight.

Nick: Did they see ashland? Is he alive?

Chance: Hey. Got here as soon as I could.

Victor: Chance.

Chance: What happened with ashland? Is everyone okay?

Sharon: I didn’t mean to doubt your intentions. What I meant was I’ve seen you go down this road before a few times, and you never get very far.

Adam: Well, I assure you that this time is different.

Sharon: Hey, if this really is you making a clean break from victor, I applaud it.

Adam: And yet you support nick rejoining the family fold?

Sharon: Well, you and nick are very different.

Adam: Ah. [ Chuckles ] I’m gonna take that as a compliment. Look, I know that you have always thought that I needed to define myself in a way that is separate from my father.

Sharon: Yes, that’s because the tortured dynamic between the two of you is responsible for your worst tendencies and actions. I mean, you’re either trying to prove something to him or you’re punishing him for some perceived wrongdoing.

Adam: Yeah, you’re right. That’s why the only way for me to truly be free is to make a clean break, because trying to prove myself under the newman umbrella, under victor’s control, is impossible. As much as he says he’s gonna give me a autonomy, it just isn’t true. He just wants to be able to take back the reins whenever it suits him.

Sharon: I get that. And I agree. But this last go-round at newman media, I mean, the last few months, I have seen some glimpses of the good man that I know you to be at your core. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but… maybe sally had some influence on you and maybe she helped get you there? Hi, I’m denise.

Victoria: Ashland showed up at the house earlier uninvited.

Chance: I heard that you two had split. I don’t know much of the specific details, but we don’t have to get into that right now. Why don’t you just walk me through what happened here tonight?

Victoria: I recently made it clear to ashland that — that I wanted nothing more to do with him going forward. And obviously, ashland had a hard time accepting that. He showed up at the house, the back door, wanting to talk. I let him come in so he could say his piece. And he started rambling. He said some — some pretty awful things to me.

[ Sighs ] And when I insisted that there was no future for the two of us, he — he just grew more agitated.

Chance: Take a minute if you need to.

Victoria: No, I’m fine. At one point, he grabbed me, and that’s when I knew that he was gonna hurt me.

Chance: Did he hurt you?

Victoria: No, I was able to get away from him, and that’s when nicholas showed up. Thank god. Because I knew at that point — I knew that ashland was gonna kill me.

Adam: Well, you might as well hear this from me since it’ll be public knowledge soon enough. But sally and i have ended our relationship.

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

Adam: You are? I mean, I didn’t peg you as a member of the sally spectra fan club.

Sharon: Well, I definitely wasn’t, and she and i certainly are not friends. But, you know, she seemed to care about you. I mean, she supported you extricating yourself from your complicated family dynamic. And I don’t know, she seemed to get you and vice versa.

Adam: But you just said you didn’t know that well, so what makes you think that?

Sharon: Actually, sally came to see me a while ago to talk to me about you.

Adam: I’m — I’m sorry, sharon. She should not have done that.

Sharon: Yeah, I was pretty suspicious at first, but ultimately, I became convinced that she did it because she cares about you.

Adam: Well, the truth is that sally and i were holding each other back.

Adam: How was she holding you back?

Adam: She wasn’t exactly a popular choice with certain people.

Sharon: Well, you know, you can be an acquired taste yourself sometimes.

Adam: Hmm. Point taken. But it just — it just got too complicated.

Adam: Okay, well, you said that you don’t care about what victor thinks or nick or victoria, so it can’t be that.

Adam: There were a lot of other factors, and I just — I really don’t want to get into the details.

Sharon: Hey, it’s me you’re talking to — the person that you can be honest with, and I can be honest with you. You know, you were the first person I was able to reveal the full extent of my grief to when rey died. I really am grateful for that, and I’d like to return the favor.

Adam: Maybe I wanted to let her fly without me holding her back. I was setting her free so she could soar, okay? You, of all people, should know that I can be a debilitating weight, you know? Albatross around the neck of anyone who cares about me.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Okay. I’m sure you hurt her, but I don’t believe all that. Come on.

Sally: You were lying to me. I knew it. I could sense it in my soul. You think you’re doing me a favor, but it is a favor that I don’t want. All I want is to be with you. I mean, you’re barely older than okay, being an abbott definitely has its upsides,

Kyle: [ Laughs ] Okay, being an abbott definitely has its upsides, but it can still be a roller coaster, and you’ll figure that out if you stick around, which I hope you will.

Allie: Yeah, it’s looking more and more likely.

Kyle: I’m sorry I never got to know your dad, my brother.

Allie: Yeah, the fact that he is your brother, it’s weird. I mean, you’re barely older than I am.

Kyle: Learning you had a whole new family that you never knew existed, it must have been bizarre for you.

Allie: Yeah. Yeah. And I really wasn’t sure if I’d have a relationship with any of you, but from the very first moment I met jack, he has been nothing but wonderful. And then there’s traci, abby, billy — they’ve all been so warm and so welcoming.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: But I knew ashley was skeptical of me at first.

[ Chuckles ] But I feel like she has really come to trust and accept me as part of the family.

Kyle: Yeah, she can be tough and protective.

Allie: Oh, yeah.

Kyle: Just like most of the women in the family. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Allie: I agree, and I feel very lucky to be included in that group. Hey, I’m also thrilled to be joining jabot.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Allie: I’m sorry we’re just missing each other there.

Kyle: Well, I’m not going anywhere exactly. I’ll just be overseeing a new division, so I’ll still be there.

Allie: That’s true.

Kyle: I’m glad you found your place.

Allie: Yeah. Yeah, I am, too.

Noah: Why don’t you sit down? I want to talk to you about something.

Summer: Okay. What’s going on? You’re making me nervous.

Noah: I am leaving new hope.

Summer: What? Why? Wait, does this mean that you’re leaving genoa city? Like, seriously, as soon as i get back.

Noah: No, I’m not leaving town. I’m just leaving new hope.

Summer: Okay, phew. I got to be honest, I’m kind of not that surprised. I mean, this has always sort of felt like a stopgap for you. I’m sure dad’s gonna be disappointed, though.

Noah: I thought the same. I didn’t think he’d take it well, but we talked earlier, and he was surprisingly accepting. I know he wanted me to fill in over at new hope now that he’s back at newman, but he understood it just wasn’t the right fit for me.

Summer: Dad’s pretty good about putting his kids’ happiness first.

Noah: Yeah, we got lucky that way.

Summer: We did. You know, when I went over to milan, he flew over with me. He helped me get all settled in, even though I knew he did not want me to leave genoa city.

Noah: This might be a little too analytical, but, you know, maybe dad’s always been a little bit more hands-off because grandpa had such a heavy hand in his kids lives.

Summer: Yeah. Dad wants something different for us.

Chance: Okay. Do you think you can continue?

Nick: Maybe I’ll take the next bit. When I got here, ashland was in a total rage, acting like a crazy person. He was screaming at me to stay out of it, to just mind my own business, but obviously I wasn’t gonna leave my sister here alone with him, so I told her to go and call the police.

Victoria: That’s when I ran into the kitchen.

Nick: And he tried to go after her. Then I stopped him, you know, and it got physical. We were pushing each other and…

[ Sighs ] I socked him in the jaw, and then he fell down. He hit his head on the fireplace. I was yelling at him to get up, and he wouldn’t answer me, so I knelt down to check on him to find a pulse, and I couldn’t find one.

Victoria: That’s when I came back in from the other room and I saw him lying on the ground unconscious and he was bleeding. I checked his pulse too, and, um, I even tried to resuscitate him.

Nick: It all happened so fast, you know? All I wanted to do was protect my sister. But I’m telling you, ashland was completely out of control. But the idea that I may have taken someone’s life, even as someone as terrible as ashland, you know, it was really messing with me. So I needed to go outside and get some air, so I took off out the front, and victoria followed me, you know, just to make sure I was okay.

Victor: So obviously my son acted out of self-defense. Trying to protect his sister from this monster.

Chance: Well, based off everyone’s interpretations, I agree with you. I’m very sorry that this happened. I’m glad nick was here to intervene. But I do have a question. Where’s ashland now?

Victoria: Uh…well, the thing is…

Nick: We have no idea. After I was able to calm down and get my head right, we came back inside. He was gone. Ashland was just gone.

Sharon: I think I’m gonna leave you two alone to discuss things.

Adam: Yeah, I should probably go.

Sally: No, don’t even try. Okay. You can stop lying now. I just heard everything that you said to sharon. And I really don’t know whether to be furious with you or to wrap my arms around you and tell you that I love you because now I know that you still love me, too.

Adam: What are you talking about? I didn’t say anything about loving you.

Sally: Okay, you know, I’m not gonna let you get away with that. I just heard it with my own ears. You said that you were setting me free to let me soar. I don’t know why you have this idea in your head that you’re making some grand gesture so that I can keep my job, but it’s crazy.

Adam: No, I think you misunderstood what I was saying.

Sally: No, I did not. You keep telling me that you broke up with me so you could look better in victor’s eyes. That’s a lie. It’s a lie. You don’t care what victor thinks. I just heard you telling sharon as much.

Adam: Well, that’s because I was lying to sharon. I wasn’t lying to you.

Sally: Why would you do that? Why wouldn’t you tell her the same thing that you told me if it’s the truth?

Adam: Because I care about sharon’s opinion, and I didn’t want her thinking that I still had issues with my father, so it was easier and it was cleaner to make her think that my actions were noble.

Sally: Still not buying it.

Adam: Look, sharon has intimate knowledge of my history, and I know that she was gonna tell me that I shouldn’t be affected by his influence. So it was easier to have a preemptive lie to avoid her judgment. Okay? You starting to get it now? I don’t know how much clearer I can be.

Sally: It just seems like you’re scrambling to come up with an explanation.

Adam: Yeah, because you keep following me around, listening in to all the conversations that I’m having, sally.

Sally: I’m not following you.

Adam: No, I think you are. And actually, it’s making you seem pathetic and it’s making you seem desperate.

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Sally: Can you really say that you don’t miss that? That you don’t miss us? I don’t care what your brother or your sister think of me and I don’t give a damn about victor’s opinions, so you can spin whatever story it is that you want about our breakup to me, to your family, or to sharon, and you can even lie to yourself, but that kiss — that was the truth. You love me as much as I love you. Why can’t you get that through you thick skull? I don’t care if I continue to work at newman media. It is just a job. What you and I have is so much more.

Adam: Stop it. Okay, just stop it. You’re making a fool out of yourself, okay? You can believe it or you can not believe it, sally, but we are done. You have no choice but to move on.

Chance: It’s a pretty sharp edge. If he hit this hard enough to draw that much blood, I’m sure he concussed himself.

Nick: That fall knocked him out. That’s why vick and I thought that he was dead.

Chance: Yeah, well, sometimes a pulse can be tough to find. I mean, the guy must have been alive. Bodies just don’t disappear like this. Still, if he was able to stumble out of here, especially after being knocked unconscious like that, he had to be weak and disoriented. You know, he’s a tough guy from making out of the house at all. Victoria, I got in the car and left right after you called me. So would you say that was about 15 minutes after all this?

Victor: What are you suggesting?

Summer: You definitely get the credit for putting a smile back on my brother’s face and for giving him a good reason to stay in town. Don’t tell anyone, but I kind of like having you around.

Noah: Yeah, I feel the same way, but if any of you say anything, I’ll deny it.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: I’m not the only reason that noah’s sticking around. Tell them, it’s exciting.

Noah: I have this new idea. I want to take the entire glam vibe from mariah and tessa’s wedding and open up a new nightclub. Heavy on the art, kind of a lounge-y vibe.

Summer: That sounds cool.

Kyle: Yeah. Genoa city could really use a place like that. When are you planning on getting it off the ground?

Noah: Well, I’m putting together a pitch for grandpa right now because I kind of want to transform the top of the tower.

Summer: I don’t mean to be a downer, but I think you might have just hit your first roadblock. We hit the bike trails every weekend

Noah: What, you got a problem with my plan already?

Summer: Yeah. A grandpa-shaped problem. I mean, he kind of likes having the top of the tower in the newman building. He uses it a lot. He uses it as sort of like a second office. I’m not sure he’s gonna go for turning it into a nightclub with a glam vibe.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] I don’t think victor knows what glam vibe is.

Noah: I beg to differ, my friend. Have you seen pictures of him in the ’70s? Dude was a stud.

Kyle: I have.

Summer: True.

Kyle: And I stand corrected. But he was less of a bowie and more of a burt reynolds.

Noah: Yeah.

Allie: Who’s burt reynolds?

Noah: Are you ser– okay. We have a movie marathon in our future.

[ Chuckles ]

Allie: Okay, well, I’ve only met your grandfather once, so I’m not an expert here, but from what I hear, he’s a really great businessman and great businessmen can see a great idea. Didn’t you guys have a ton of fun at the wedding?

Summer: Well, yeah, I mean, we had a great time, but unfortunately, grandpa wasn’t there to witness it. I just think you might have a hard time convincing him of this one. I hope I’m wrong, though, but… you know what? I think I might have another idea for you.

Noah: Oh, yeah, what’s that?

Summer: My mom’s hotel. There’s this amazing space on the top floor that would be kind of perfect for what you’re going for.

Noah: Huh. Yeah, I hadn’t really thought about the grand phoenix. I mean, it’s already an upscale destination.

Kyle: Actually might be a better fit for the vibe you’re going for.

Summer: Ooh, ooh, if you could get it ready in time, maybe we could host marchetti’s winter fashion show there.

Noah: Okay, thank you for the idea, but let me think on it for a little bit, okay? I know, and I’m kind of dead set on transforming the top of the tower already, but if it doesn’t work with grandpa, I promise I’ll keep you in mind.

Summer: Okay. Sounds good. But let’s raise a toast. To new possibilities.

Allie: Hear, hear.

Noah: Hear, hear.

Sally: Thank you.

Sharon: Are you okay?

Sally: No, I’M…not.

Sharon: Do you want to talk about it?

Sally: Yeah. Yeah, I think I do. I always pride myself on knowing what’s what, on being able to read people. That’s like my thing. But, I mean, adam’s latest moves have my head spinning, and I just don’t know what to believe.

Sharon: Do you mind if I ask what happened between the two of you?

Sally: He claimed that he lost everything because of me, that being with me tainted his image in his father’s eyes. But then I just heard him telling you the exact opposite thing, which is exactly what I assumed all along, that he just broke up with me out of some favor to me and my career. But then when I confronted him about it, he told me that he was lying to you so you didn’t think badly of him. And now I just — my head is spinning and I have whiplash.

Sharon: Well, sometimes adam, he can be hard to understand.

Sally: The last time I came to you for insight on adam’s relationship with victor, you were really helpful. So can I ask you this? Am I fooling myself? Because honestly, I thought I knew adam, but now I just don’t know.

Sharon: I don’t know for sure what’s going on with adam, but as far as the differing stories, I agree that’s confusing, but I’m guessing the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Sally: How so?

Sharon: Well, he just got through telling me that he’s done with his father forever, which I find very hard to believe. But I can accept that he might feel that he needs to step away. And that will give you a chance to prove yourself at newman media without your relationship with him tainting people’s perception of you.

Sally: Well, I mean, if that’s the truth — and I want to believe that it is — shouldn’t that be my call? My battle to fight? Because despite what people think, adam has never influenced things for me. He always let me prove myself in my own way. So why is he suddenly doubting my ability to do that?

Sharon: I can’t speak to that. But I do know that it is a newman trait to think you’re doing right by protecting people even when they haven’t asked for protection. Much like what happened with victoria. Everyone moved in to save her from ashland.

Sally: Well, if adam is wounding me in some misguided attempt to help me, then I think I can forgive him. But I just don’t know how to get through to him so we can find our way past it. How can I stop him from being so damn noble and just go back to loving me again?

Chance: I’m here to help. And the best way that I can do that is to know precisely what happened here. Now, I’m asking questions based off what I’m seeing. Just trying to make sense of everything.

Victor: Now I’m taking orders in myself now. If you don’t mind my saying so, seemingly ashland still had a pulse because he walked out of here on his own.

Nick: And went where? I’m telling you, the condition he was in, he couldn’t have gotten far.

Chance: How about his car? Did you see it when you got here? No, it’s part of the reason why I was so surprised to find him here.

Victoria: He came in the back door, so maybe he’s parked out back or on a side street.

Chance: Okay, well, I’ll get some officers to search the area, keep an eye out for him on foot and for his vehicle.

Victoria: Thank you.

Chance: Again, victoria, I’m really sorry that this happened. I hadn’t realized things had deteriorated with him so much.

Victoria: I’m just grateful for your help now.

Nick: So what do we do next? I mean, should we tell summer and kyle that ashland’s around. He could go after harrison?

Victor: No, son, I think that’s not a good idea. I don’t think we should alarm them unnecessarily, you know? Besides that, harrison’s probably asleep at the abbotts’, and talking about that, why don’t you send a squad car over to that neighborhood and have them check it out, okay?

Chance: I can do that, but I wouldn’t worry. I doubt he makes it that far. If he’s smart, the first place he’s going is the hospital. I will find ashland. And when I do, would you like to press charges?

Victoria: Yes, I want him arrested and put away so nothing like this ever happens again. How did olay top expensive creams?

Sharon: I really wish there were an easy answer, but unfortunately, when it comes to adam, there often is not.

Sally: Yeah, learning that the hard way. But I still can’t help loving him.

Sharon: I think there is truth to the notion that your success at newman media was precarious at best as long as you were involved with him. You must know by now that victoria does not like or trust him.

Sally: You think? She doesn’t exactly hide her feelings.

Sharon: Well, it’s been that way for a long time, unfortunately.

Sally: Yeah, definitely picked up on some vibes by association from her.

Sharon: And now that he is back at the newman family business, nick will be part of the equation too. And there was a time when their relationship had cooled down, when adam had donated a kidney to my daughter faith, but they still have a complicated and tempestuous history. I think that nick wavers between tolerance and outright hatred for his brother.

Sally: I know that adam is a flawed and complicated guy. I just don’t understand why the family dynamics have to figure in so heavily into our relationship. I mean, why does victor and nikki and victoria and nick always have to be so intimately involved in every single thing?

Sharon: Because they’re newmans. They come as a package deal. I think maybe the important question here is how much do you value your job at newman media?

Sally: I have told adam over and over that it is not remotely as important to me as he is.

Sharon: Well, if that’s the case, you’ll just have to find a way to prove that to him.

Sally: Can you really say that you don’t miss that? That you don’t miss us?

Chance: Okay. I think I’m done here. I’m gonna get as many eyes as I can on the roads as soon as possible, start looking for this guy.

Victor: Alright.

Chance: Before I go, is there anything else you need to tell me? Anything you might have forgotten, maybe left out? You see, in situations like this, no detail is too small.

Nick: Am I missing anything?

Victoria: I don’t think so.

Nick: We’re good.

Victor: I think we have covered all the salient facts of the evening.

Chance: Okay, well, I’ll contact you once I locate him.

Victor: Alright. Chance.

Nick: Alright, he’s gone. You want to tell us what really happened here tonight?

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Nick: Victoria! Vick, open the door!

[ Wind whipping ]

[ Doors rattling ]

Victoria: What do you mean, there’s only one way to end this?

Ashland: Oh, I don’t know. What does it sound like to you?

Victoria: It sounds like you’re crazy, ashland.

Ashland: Well, but does it sound like the truth? Because that’s what it is, victoria. It’s how I honestly feel! Do you understand that? There is only one way for this to end!

[ Wind whipping ]

Victoria: I hear my phone ringing. It’s in the kitchen, and i need to answer it.

Ashland: Whoever’s calling, they’re gonna have to leave a message.

Victoria: It’s my security detail. Yeah, they check in with me every 15 minutes, and if I don’t answer it, they’re gonna be here in a hurry.

Ashland: Well, then… we’re gonna have to make this quick.

Nikki: So, adam thinks that ashland is out for blood. And you believe him? I see. Well, what does that mean, victor? Well, I’ll keep my eyes open, but I’m more worried about victoria. Please make sure she’s safe. Yes. I know. You have everything under control. I’ll see you soon.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Phyllis: Hey. Are you ready for our meeting? Oh, my gosh. Please, please tell me your investigators came up with something on diane. This is really urgent. Every single day she’s here, she sticks her talons in even deeper.

[ Wind whipping ]

Jack: Hey, get in here quick, quick.

Diane: Oh, gosh! That wind came out of nowhere.

Jack: Yeah, that’s what we used to call a wicked wind when I was a kid.

Diane: I’ve never heard that phrase before.

Jack: No?

Diane: No.

Jack: Well, it’s an old wives’ tale about summer winds that come in and manage to make things hot rather than cool. It’s a bad omen.

Diane: Oh.

Jack: So, in july, when a wind like this kicks up, well, you know trouble’s right around the corner. And here you are.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry to drop by unannounced. I just, um, wondered if I could talk to kyle for a few minutes.

Jack: Actually, he and summer are gone, but I’m glad to see you here.

Diane: Oh, really? Why is that?

Jack: I just haven’t had a chance to thank you.

Diane: Well, I’m not sure i know what I did to deserve your thanks, but I’m happy to find out.

Jack: What you did in the park, protecting our grandson from ashland locke.

Nick: Hey, I’m outside your house. I think you’re home. I can see the lights on. But maybe you’re asleep. Um…vick, just call me, okay? Call me back. Let me know you’re safe.

[ Wind whipping ]

Victoria: I’m telling you the truth, ashland. My security detail is on the way. That’s — that’s them on the phone. They’re gonna be here soon.

Ashland: Why should I believe a word you say? You’ve been lying to me for weeks.

Victoria: I’ve been lying to you? I can’t believe you say that with a straight face.

Ashland: I really do regret that it has to end this way, victoria. I do. I mean, but maybe it was inevitable. You think? I-I understood when we first met that we were both incredibly unique individuals. We were both powerhouses, ambitious. We were driven. We both wanted to be on top. So maybe it was a mistake for us to think that we could actually work this out because both of us can’t be on top. That’s the way the world works. One of us had to fall.

Victoria: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I just know that you have to leave now.

Ashland: I was honest with you. I was myself with you. Do you remember — do you remember when you gave me this ring, huh? The loch family ring. You told me it was a symbol for who I am now. It was supposed to represent our bright, shiny future. What does it represent now, victoria? What do you think? Huh?

Victoria: [ Breathes deeply ]

Ashland: Nothing. Nothing but your lies and your deception. I will never wear it again. But I’m gonna keep it because it will remind me of how cruel people can be.

Victoria: I’m cruel?

I’m cruel? After everything that you’ve done?

Ashland: I loved you! And you used that love against me! You played me for your own personal gain!

Victoria: I can’t believe you’re saying this. You’re the one who — you —

Ashland: What? I’m the one who what? I’m the one who started it? Is that what you were gonna say? Who cares? Who gives a damn? What difference does it make? Everything I did to you, you did to me, which makes you no better than me. In fact, you’re worse because i was willing to become a better person. I was willing to — to — to change myself because of you. I was willing to walk through fire for you!

Victoria: Ashland, please calm down.

Ashland: I risked my life pulling you from that burning car only to have you destroy it! I should have left you! I should have let you die… because maybe then I could still believe now that you loved me to the bitter end. My a1c stayed here,

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Diane: Jack, you’re making too much of what I did.

Jack: Am I?

Diane: Yes. I did what anybody in my place would have done. I knew about the restraining order, so when ashland showed up at the park, I texted michael.

Jack: You still took a risk. I know ashland was playing on your emotions.

Diane: Well, then you deserve some of the credit, too, because you warned me about him and i actually listened.

Jack: No, you showed real bravery. You got the message to michael without alerting locke.

Diane: Well, he was pretty distracted when he saw harrison.

Jack: Well, that may be, but you chanced getting on the wrong side of him, and we all know what he’s capable of. He’s devious. He’s vindictive. He’s capable of retribution.

Diane: I really don’t think I’m in any danger.

Jack: Why are you arguing with me on this? Say, “thank you, jack. I am happy to keep our grandson safe and sound.”

Diane: Thank you, jack. I am happy to keep our grandson safe and sound.

Jack: Well, now, that wasn’t so hard, was it?

Diane: No. It felt pretty great, actually.

Jack: I know kyle is very pleased with how you handled things. It meant a lot to both of us.

Diane: I’d do anything for our son. So, do you think he and summer will be home soon?

Jack: I really don’t know. Is everything alright?

Diane: Oh, yeah, definitely. I just, um — well, there’s just a couple of work issues that I’d like kyle’s advice about, but it — it can wait. Thanks, jack. Although…

Jack: What?

Diane: Well, you do run the parent company. Maybe you can help.

Nikki: I’m afraid my investigators have not come up with any skeletons in diane’s closet.

Phyllis: I was hoping they’d come up with something good and juicy.

Nikki: I know. I’m disappointed, too.

Phyllis: Maybe ashley has come up with something. Where is she, anyway? I mean, nothing is more important than getting rid of diane.

Nikki: Oh, she texted. “Can’t make it tonight. Please keep me updated.”

Phyllis: Seriously? What else is she doing? Nothing is more important than this.

Nikki: Yeah, but then she goes on, “don’t worry about diane using allie again. Allie can hold her own.”

Phyllis: Oh, okay. Listen, I wish I had the same faith in allie that ashley does. Honestly, this girl — she’s lovely. She’s lovely and sweet. And you know diane. She takes advantage of people like that.

Nikki: Maybe ashley knows something about her grand-niece that we don’T.

Phyllis: I doubt it. Seriously, I can’t believe this is happening. Look at how quickly diane has wormed her way into the lives of people who live here. Walking around town, having coffee, eating, like she has no problem. She should be tarred and feathered. Honestly, it’s disgusting.

Nikki: Okay, you are really riled up tonight. Any particular reason?

Phyllis: I’ll tell you why. I had a conversation with summer. You know what summer said? She went on and on about diane and how wonderful she is because I guess she saved harrison from ashland. And she was going on like diane deserved a medal or a parade or something.

Nikki: That’s ridiculous. I was there. She sent michael a text. That’s the extent of her involvement.

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? And you know she probably did it so everybody would fawn all over her.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Ashland locke. The gift that keeps on giving.

[ Doors rattling ]

Victoria: I don’t think you can blame me for how sad and lonely you– you’ve turned out to be. You did it to yourself.

Ashland: Stop saying that! You sound exactly like your father!

Victoria: Even if I had died — died in that crash

[Scoffs] You still wouldn’t have been loved because those feelings that I had for you — they were based on a lie. It was all false. I was in love with this man that you were pretending to be.

Ashland: And who was that, victoria? A stronger, younger version of your dad?

Victoria: No, no, not even close. I see you now. I see you for who you really are. You’re not the great and powerful ashland locke. And you’re definitely nowhere — nowhere near the man my father is. You’re not even poor, pathetic bobby defranco, who you left in new jersey all those years ago.

Ashland: Fine, fine! Okay, then who am I, victoria? Who the hell am I?!

Victoria: You’re pathetic! You’re sad and ugly and disgusting! No one could ever love you!

Ashland: Don’t say that!

Ashland: Ahh! No — you bitch. No, you are not gonna get to that phone.

Nick: Hey!

Ashland: No.

Nick: Stay right there!

Ashland: No.

Nick: What is going on?

Ashland: Don’t get involved, nick. Your sister and I are saying our final goodbyes. (Kid 1) where’s lucky?

Jack: I don’t want to step on any toes. Marchetti is kyle’s domain. Maybe you better wait and ask him your questions.

Diane: No, my — my questions are larger, philosophical ones, not specific to marchetti, things like protocol or early expectations versus long-term goals.

Jack: That’s what is troubling you? Come on. I would think for you that would be rudimentary. You have been in business as long as I have known you. Please tell me that pretending you were dead hasn’t taken away your ability to handle new situations.

Diane: Maybe I’m just a little rusty.

Jack: So fake it. Come on. I am convinced you can fake anything. You can bluff your way through a hundred different scenarios.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Are you teasing me or being deliberately mean?

Jack: I’ll never tell.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Okay, fine. I’ll give you what advice I can. I was about to freshen my drink. Can I, um, maybe pour you one?

Diane: Sure, I’ll — I’ll take what you’re having, which I’m assuming is smooth and smoky and at least 25 years old.

Jack: You know me well.

Phyllis: That’s what’s garnering all this praise for diane? She texted michael?

Nikki: That’s it. She told him that ashland was in the park near harrison, which is a violation of his restraining order. But, my god, you would have thought she had saved the boy from a burning building, the way michael gushed over her.

Phyllis: What is wrong with michael? Seriously. All she did is what any good babysitter would do at the sign of trouble.

Nikki: I totally agree with you. The look that ashland gave her — I mean, it was like she had betrayed a confidence or something. And it made me wonder if maybe they had an arrangement and she double-crossed him.

Phyllis: Hmm. That would be just like diane.

Nikki: Oh, well, the worst part of all of this is that ashland got out of jail in a matter of hours.

Phyllis: Wow. Just sitting there in jail, simmering, stewing, sharpening his grudge.

Nikki: Exactly. And now this fiasco has made him even more furious.

Nick: Does someone want to tell me what is going on here?

Victoria: Nothing more to say to ashland. I’ve asked him to leave repeatedly.

Nick: Yet you’re still here. Why?

Ashland: I have committed no crime. I didn’t break in. She invited me in.

Victoria: Because you were lurking outside.

Nick: Vick, call the police.

Ashland: Oh, no, no, no. There’s no reason to call the police, right, victoria? You said yourself your security team is on their way right now, in spite of the fact that there’s been no intended malice on my part.

Nick: Everything you’ve ever done to this family’s with malice.

Ashland: Oh, you newmans — you’re all the same. You circle the wagons. You don’t trust anybody on the outside, even when they’re telling you the truth.

Victoria: When is the last time you told the truth?

Ashland: So what is this, nick, huh? You come busting in here. You break up a conversation between a husband and wife?

Victoria: You’re not my husband.

Ashland: We still have a relationship!

Nick: Hey, hey, hey.

Ashland: We have a bond that can’t be broken! You keep your hands off me.

Nick: Vick, call the police now.

Victoria: My phone’s in the kitchen.

Ashland: No! No! We are not finished. You stay where you are.

Nick: Don’t you talk to her like that!

Ashland: Oh, what are you now, huh? Nick, the protector? Is that it? Huh? Nick, the great protector? Let me tell you something. I’m gonna talk to your sister however I damn well please.

Nick: This is your last warning!

Ashland: Or what?!

Nick: You can walk out of here now on your own, or we’re gonna have a problem.

Victoria: I’m calling the police.

Ashland: I’ve done nothing wrong!

Victoria: You broke into my house. You — you threatened me. You grabbed me!

Ashland: No! Enough, alright? I —

Nick: You put your hands on her?!

Ashland: Ugh!

Nick: Ashland! Ashland!

Phyllis: You know, I’m sorry that ashland is a powder keg ready to explode. I’m really sorry about that. And I’m sure he’s making the newmans responsible for everything. I mean, why doesn’t he just point his anger toward someone who deserves it, like diane?

Nikki: Yeah, that’s a nice thought, but she would walk away unscathed. I don’t understand how she lives this charmed life.

Phyllis: I don’t get it. It — it baffles me, honestly. It seems like every single person in this town believes her. That’s why it’s up to us to get rid of her.

Nikki: We need to come up with a foolproof plan.

Phyllis: I’ve been thinking of something. Just hear me out. It seems like the key is her job at marchetti with kyle and summer. What if she was to — I don’t know — fail spectacularly and leave?

Nikki: I like the sound of that.

Phyllis: Well, this is what I’m thinking. What if we orchestrated it that she was intentionally trying to sabotage the company and it exploded? Maybe that way, kyle and summer will lose faith in her and they’ll want her to leave. I mean, kyle’s the key. Without the support from kyle, she has nothing. And she’ll get out of town.

Nikki: I am really liking this. I knew I could count on you to come up with something devious and underhanded.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m just better at it than you are. But this time, you know, the ends justify the means.

Nikki: Okay. So, we have the general idea. How do we go about arranging for diane’s spectacular fail?

Diane: Thank you. I have to admit I’m — I’m a bit anxious about it. Working in P.R. For a big-time fashion house is a huge responsibility.

Jack: I would have said nothing makes you nervous.

Diane: Well, that’s the image I like to project. I’m only sharing this with you. I don’t generally let people see this side of me.

Jack: Well, gee, I’m flattered.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, given our history, there’s really no point in me trying to fool you. I mean, it’s like you said before — I can fake my way through any scenario. But I want this job at marchetti to be different. I don’t want to let kyle down.

Jack: I understand that.

Diane: So I have to know going in what I’m doing.

Jack: You don’t have to know everything on your first day. Kyle knows there is on-the-job training involved.

Diane: Yeah, but it’s not just kyle I’m worried about. I mean, I — I need to impress summer and — and the rest of the world.

Jack: Yeah, I get that. Kyle’s gonna give you the benefit of the doubt every time. Summer — well, she could be a little tougher.

Diane: Yeah, I can’t bluff or use my old bag of tricks with her.

Jack: Can I ask you a question about your old bag of tricks?

Diane: Go ahead.

Jack: Is there one in there where you show up asking for kyle when all along you really just wanted jack’s advice?

Diane: I’ll never tell.

Jack: [ Laughs ] God.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: Locke! Get up. You’ve been a fake since the first day I met you. I’m not buying it. Get up! Locke?

Victoria: Oh, my god. What happened? Nick, what’s wrong?

Nick: I, um — I can’t feel a pulse.

Victoria: Ashland? Ashland?

Nick: Can you find a pulse? Vick. Life… doesn’t stop for diabetes.

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Phyllis: Yeah. You know, I have to admit, sabotaging diane at marchetti, it’ll be tricky. I mean, we don’t want to do anything that will hurt the company. And also, summer shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences for diane.

Nikki: Oh, no, I don’t want that, either. The problem is, we don’t have anybody on the inside at marchetti. I mean, ashley is strictly on the jabot side of the things.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, there are people coming from italy to work, and also there are some new hires. Do we happen to know any of those new employees?

Phyllis: No. I mean, it’s ironic. Summer offered me a job there when she was in milan. I turned it down. I mean, I would be on the inside now.

Nikki: Why didn’t you take it?

Phyllis: It didn’t fit into my plans.

Nikki: It was because of jack, wasn’t it? You didn’t take the position because of him.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Jack was here. I didn’t want to leave, even for milan.

Nikki: I’m sorry, phyllis. You had your heart set on reuniting with jack, hopefully for good this time.

Phyllis: Yeah. It was going well, nikki. This time, it was going really well. It was.

[ Sighs ] You know what? That’s why I’m more determined to do this. I will do whatever it takes to get this bitch out of our lives for good.

Jack: I think you need to stop putting so much pressure on yourself.

Diane: I disagree. I don’t think I’m feeling enough pressure. I mean, I never expected to be back here. Sometimes it feels like a dream. I — I can’t believe I’m back in genoa city working on my relationship with my son. I have a good thing going. And I don’t want to mess it up.

Jack: Of course you don’t, but try to remember that kyle and summer are intelligent, rational people. They hired you knowing you were not an expert in public relations. They don’t expect you to light the world on fire in your first week. All they expect, I’m guessing, is commitment and honesty.

Diane: Honesty in public relations? Isn’t that a little unusual?

Jack: Not for companies under the jabot umbrella. I’m guessing that’s the hardest part for you.

Diane: Jack.

Jack: You may not like it, but it’s true.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m just hoping a day will come when people stop rubbing my history in my face.

Jack: Old habits die hard.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

[ Sniffles ]

Nick: Vick?

Victoria: It’s no use. He’s dead.

Nick: Mnh. Did you call the police?

Victoria: No. I didn’t call 911. I-I-I just ran to the kitchen to get my phone, but I was — I was hoping that maybe you could get ashland out of here before — before bringing in the authorities.

Nick: No, no, no. Call them. Call them now.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I — I’m not sure it’s the right move.

Nick: What do you mean? Of course it’s the right move. Your ex-husband’s dead in your living room.

Victoria: Look, I’m well aware of that, nicholas. But neither one of us is thinking rational right now. Maybe we should call dad instead.

Nick: No, no, we’re not involving him in this, alright? This is on me.

Victoria: No, it’s not just — it’s not just you.

Nick: I’m responsible. I hit him. We got to do the right thing. When has circumventing the law ever worked out for us?

Victoria: Nicholas, but the consequences.

Nick: No, no, we’re gonna be fine, okay? We’re gonna be fine. He attacked you. He was going after you, so I had to hit him, and then he hit the ground. It’s a clear-cut case of self-defense. We’re fine.

Victoria: I don’t know. I don’t know if the district attorney’s office is gonna see it the same way.

Nick: Alright, fine. Don’t — if you don’t want to call the police, then call chance. He’s family. He’ll be able to tell us what to do next. Vick, if you don’t call him, I will.

Victoria: Okay. Okay, fine. I’ll — I’ll call chance.

Nick: Alright. I got to get some air. This is john.

Sharon: Large black coffee with an extra espresso.

Chance: Thank you. I’m gonna need this extra caffeine tonight. Odds are I’m working late.

Sharon: Oh, because of the winds?

Chance: Yeah. When the weather gets weird, you know, things tend to happen. Oh, my god. I’m — I’m — I’m very sorry. I didn’t mean it like that.

Sharon: No. It’s okay. You can say it. Rey’s accident happened on a night that was very foggy. Although the weather didn’t turn out to be the reason why it happened.

Chance: Well, the last thing I wanted to do is bring up bad memories, so I apologize.

Sharon: It’s alright. I was thinking about him tonight anyway. How could I not?

Chance: Yeah. He’s been on my mind, too.

Sharon: So, how are things out there? Very bad?

Chance: No, actually, not too bad. A couple fallen trees, no injuries, minimal property damage, so…

Sharon: Well, that’s a relief.

Chance: Yeah. I’m hoping it stays calm and I’m just paranoid for no reason.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Give me a minute, will you? Hey, victoria. What’s up?

Victoria: Something happened, uh, tonight at my house. It was an — it was an accident.

Chance: An accident? Is anybody hurt?

Victoria: Ashland.

Chance: Okay. Have you called an ambulance?

Victoria: No. N-no, that isn’t necessary. Um, I’d prefer to keep it in the family for now.

Chance: Okay, t-tell me more about what happened.

Victoria: Just come to the house.

Chance: Okay, I’ll be right there.

[ Wind whipping ]

Nick: [ Sighs, clears throat ]

Victoria: I called chance.

Nick: [ Clears throat ] Good.

Victoria: He should be here soon. Nicholas, why don’t you just come back inside? It’s — it’s really windy.

Nick: You know, I was just coming by to see if you were okay. I was banging on the door. You weren’t answering, so i thought maybe you were asleep. So, I was about to leave, but then something didn’t feel right, so I went around back and I entered through the back doors and then that’s when it happened. It was just so fast, you know? What did I do?

Victoria: Nicholas, you don’t have to go over it again. There’s no need for you to get more worked up than you already are.

Nick: No, I got to get this straight for when chance gets here. You know, I got to say it out loud and piece it together. He’d attacked you, you know, and he was coming after you again, so I… so I hit him, and then he fell down. I was just trying to stop him. Obviously, I didn’t want him to die.

Victoria: Of course you didn’t want him to die. It was an accident. He fell, and he hit his head. It’s as simple as that.

Nick: It doesn’t feel that simple.

Victoria: Nicholas, it’s gonna be okay. You need to calm down, and you need to think about what you’re gonna say to chance.

Nick: Yeah. I don’t want him, you know, to doubt me for any reason. You’re right.

Victoria: Just tell me what i can do.

Nick: Nothing. I just — I — I got to walk this off.

Victoria: Nicholas! Nick.

Diane: I want you to know I’m not taking this opportunity for granted. I realize what a gift kyle and summer have given me.

Jack: I know you do.

Diane: I-I never expected to have a job like this after only a few months back in town. It’s beyond what I could have hoped for. You know, to work with kyle and summer so closely — it really means a lot to me.

Jack: Well, I’m glad you appreciate the position you’re in.

Diane: And I realize that you could have stepped in and stopped them from hiring me. But you didn’T. And I appreciate that, too.

Jack: I wanted kyle to be his own man, to make his own decisions. Now I have to abide by that.

Diane: Well, despite all that, I’m sure it’s difficult for you to see kyle so readily accepting me.

Jack: It only proves that something was missing in his life. You coming back has filled that void.

Diane: All those years i missed. You know, all that time, you raised him alone.

Jack: Well, it wasn’t just me. The abbotts never do anything alone.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Still, you must have some resentment towards me.

Jack: I’ve learned a lot about resentment. It’s a waste of time and energy.

Diane: Well, I think you’ve shown remarkable restraint. And I thank you for that.

Jack: As long as you know it wasn’t for your benefit.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] I accept that. You want to know a secret?

Jack: I don’t know. Do I?

Diane: Well, in the interest of honesty, I think I should share it with you.

Jack: Go ahead.

Diane: It’s my hope that one day you and I will be in a place where…we can be friends.

[ Chuckles ] I’ve even made a bet with myself that I can pull it off. What do you think my odds are?

Jack: You don’t want to know.

[ Wind whipping ]

Victoria: Nick?

Nick: Hey.

Victoria: Are you — are you — are you calming down?

Nick: I’m just trying to sort things out. I can barely think.

Victoria: Look, just don’t worry about anything else. You saved my life tonight.

Nick: Did I?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I saw the look in ashland’s eyes. He was gonna kill me. He was — he was just acting so strange. I didn’t know what he was gonna do, but I know he wanted me dead. He just kept talking about saying our last goodbyes and how he wished I had died in that car accident.

Nick: That’s sick. He’s sick. I’m sorry.

Victoria: I didn’t know what to do. I mean, before you got there, I was just looking for anything to fight him off with. I mean, he wasn’t — even the police, that wasn’t gonna slow him down. He — you did what you had to do to stop him, and I’m — I’m so grateful.

Nick: Look, I’m glad that i could be there for you. But I took a man’s life tonight. There’s no changing that.

Victoria: I know that. I know you did. But you were protecting me. You had my back. You had my back like you always have promised me. You — you kept your word. I promise you I’m gonna do everything that I can to help you.

Nick: I know. I know I can count on you. I know. Alright, we should get back to the house. We need to be there when chance arrives. Here’s to real flavors…

Diane: Aww. Thanks for letting me see harrison. Even to peek in on him while he’s sleeping brings me so much joy.

Jack: Our grandson can put a smile on your face even when he’s half asleep.

Diane: That’s the second time you’ve used that phrase.

Jack: What phrase?

Diane: “Our grandson.” I have to admit, it warms my heart when I hear it. There’s really nothing like it, is there?

No, there is not, nothing I’ve found.

Diane: I’m so glad I decided to reclaim my life here. You know, even if it ended tomorrow, just spending time with kyle and harrison has made it all worth it. Even though harrison still doesn’t know I’m his grandmother.

Jack: And that’s for kyle to decide when that happens, right?

Diane: Right. I’ve taken up enough of your time. You know, thanks, jack, for everything. Your advice was spot on, and it means a lot.

Jack: I’ll show you out. Well, looks like the wind let up a little bit. Maybe there’s no trouble tonight after all.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: You know, I definitely think you’re onto something. Discrediting diane at her new job would be a very effective way to get rid of her.

Phyllis: Yeah, I know. We just need someone on the inside to help us out. It’s too bad that chelsea turned down that design gig. I mean, she could have helped us. She likes schemes, right?

Nikki: Yeah, but we need somebody who has an ax to grind with diane. That’s not chelsea.

Phyllis: No one in this town wants diane gone as much as we do.

Nikki: And that’s why it should be you. Can’t you tell summer that you’ve had a change of heart and you want to work at marchetti now?

Phyllis: No. I run this hotel. I can’t do that.

Nikki: Oh, well, how busy are you? I mean, this place seems to run itself.

Phyllis: Well, that’s not completely accurate. Maybe something can be done.

Nick: I don’t see chance’s car. He must not be here yet.

Victoria: I’m sure he’s on his way. Look, at least it’ll give you a little more time to figure out what you’re gonna say.

Nick: I’m just gonna say the truth. What else can I do?

[ Groans ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Banging ] The wind’s blowing it. I didn’t close them good enough.

[ Banging stops ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Nick: [ Sighs ] What the hell?

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Billy: You okay?

Victoria: Yeah, I-I’m fine. I-I’m sorry. I know, I jumped a mile.

Billy: It’s alright. You know, this old place. It cracks and pops when the wind blows. You remember how scared the kids used to get?

Victoria: [Chuckles] Yes, I do. Now they just make a game out of it.

Billy: Yeah. “What monster made that sound?” Is the, uh, the grumpy goblin — is that still the winner?

Victoria: Well, now that Katie’s in her sci-fi phase, she likes to speculate about an alien who’s taken up residence in the attic.

Billy: I do not believe that she is reading sci-fi. Seems like yesterday we were teaching her the alphabet.

Victoria: I sort of wish that we could just stop time — you know? — And keep them at this age where they’re old enough to not need us to hold their hand anymore, but they’re young enough to just be innocent and get excited about everything.

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Victoria: [Sighs] What — what the hell are you doing out there?

Ashland: I was debating whether to even make my presence known.

Victoria: As opposed to what? Hiding out in the bushes and spying on me. What’s wrong with you?

Ashland: I just wanted to see you one last time.

Victoria: You shouldn’t be here right now. Maybe I should call the police. Do I need a restraining order against you?

Ashland: I’m sorry, okay? I didn’t mean to scare you. But after everything we’ve shared, I just…

[Sighs] I don’t know how to say goodbye.

Victoria: [Sighing] Ughh!


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[ Knock on door ]

Vick?

[ Knock on door ] Victoria, it’s billy.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Hey. Come in.

Billy: Hey. Thank you. I, uh, hope it’s not a bad time.

Victoria: What are you doing here?

Billy: Well, I went by your office, and your — your mother said I could find you here.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] What can I do for you?

Billy: I, uh — I just wanted to fill you in. I have to go out of town for work, to los angeles with billy, and so I’m not gonna be able to pick up the kids at camp. Just wanted to make sure that’s not a problem for you.

Victoria: Well, duty calls. If you’re gone, you’re gone.

Billy: You okay? You seem a little tense.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: Hey, there.

Sally: Hi. Thank you for rearranging your evening to meet with me.

Chloe: No problem. So, is this about the job offer?

Sally: So, I have been given the go-ahead to bring you on as coo. But I need to be upfront with you about the situation you’re gonna be walking into.

Chloe: Transparency is good.

Sally: Okay, here’s the deal. Nick and victoria agreed to keep me on for a trial period of three months, at which point they will assess my performance. Which means that you, too, will be coming on, on a trial basis. So there’s no guarantees. Nothing is set.

Chloe: So, the pressure is on?

Sally: If you are not okay with being hired under these terms, I totally understand.

Chloe: Just to be clear, this isn’t you saying you’d rather I didn’t accept the original offer, that you would rather take on someone more palatable to victoria and nick, someone with more experience, a heavy hitter?

Sally: No, that is exactly what the newmans assumed that I would do. But you and I work really well together. I think we just click, and I trust you implicitly.

Chloe: I agree.

Sally: And I have absolute faith in your ability to rise to the occasion and learn the business in record time, which is exactly what I told them. So they said that I could choose my own right hand. So if you still want the job and you’re okay with living in the gray area —

Chloe: I am more than okay with it. Really?

Chloe: Really.

Sally: Hallelujah.

[ Chuckles ]

Chloe: I appreciate the offer and I accept the challenge.

Sally: Well, it will definitely be that.

Chloe: And for the record, I don’t just want this job because chelsea decided to end our partnership. It’s not about becoming unemployed. Well, only to the extent that I wouldn’t have been available otherwise.

Sally: Yeah, and I’m glad that you were. And now you’re taken. So welcome aboard, chloe.

Chloe: Ooh! Thank you. And I plan to work my tail off to get this right.

Sally: I know. That’s why I hired you.

Chloe: Well, I — I also have to live up to the standard that you’ve set. Clearly, you have made an impact at newman media, or victoria never would have kept you on, given that you’re involved with the former ceo, one of her least-favorite humans.

Noah: I wanted to wait until you were a little bit more settled at newman before I brought this up. Mom and allie, they kept saying that I should be honest with you. And it’s been weighing on me.

Nick: [ Chuckling ] Okay. Starting to worry me a little bit.

Noah: It’s — it’s not gonna be an easy thing to discuss with you, but [Sighs] Here it goes. First off, I need you to know that this decision has nothing to do with you and everything to do with what I want. Which if you would have asked me a month ago, I wouldn’t even be able to articulate to you, because I hadn’t figured it out yet.

Nick: Okay. Go on.

Noah: I’ve kept trying on different versions of myself and — and taking stabs at different career paths, hoping something would feel right and something would give my life direction, give it meaning. I think I finally found what that thing is.

Nick: I’m pretty sure I know where this is heading. You want out of new hope?

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: I just have a lot on my mind.

Billy: I’m sure you do. I heard ashland is back in town.

Victoria: Oh. He’s the least of my worries.

Billy: Well, still, he’s got no reason to be here. I mean, why’s he still hanging around?

Victoria: I imagine that it has to do with harrison.

Billy: I mean, he can’t honestly think that that door is still open. He lied to his son about having cancer. He let kyle take him to milan to raise him. He’s got a restraining order out against them.

Victoria: Which he violated today.

Billy: Are you kidding me? Did he get caught?

Victoria: The police arrested him in the middle of chancellor park. And from what I understand, ashland has already made bail.

Billy: Figures.

Victoria: Hopefully, he’ll — he’ll figure out that there’s nothing tying him here and he’ll leave.

[ Slam in wind ]

[ Sighing ] Ughh!

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Noah: I love the work new hope does, and I have been proud to work alongside you and see that vision through. But — but, dad, it’s your vision. And I’m still happy to support the organization in any way that I can. But my heart’s just not in running at full-time.

Nick: Where is your heart?

Noah: I think when you hear what I have planned next, it’s gonna…surprise you.

Nick: Alright, well, I’m interested. How long have you been thinking about making a change?

Noah: Since around the time mariah and tessa got married. And putting together that whole unique experience for them, kind of art-directing it all, it — it felt good. It felt right.

Nick: Yeah, um, [Chuckles] I guess I thought that was kind of like a — you know, like a one-off thing — you know, this quirky, fun-loving couple tying the knot. And you just kinda —

Noah: No, I’m not talking about being a wedding planner, if that’s what you were thinking.

Nick: Okay, okay. Uh, alright, then, uh, what are you talking about?

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Billy: You okay?

Victoria: Yeah, I-I’m fine. I-I’m sorry. I know, I jumped a mile.

Billy: It’s alright. You know, this old place. It cracks and pops when the wind blows. You remember how scared the kids used to get?

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Yes, I do. Now they just make a game out of it.

Billy: Yeah. “What monster made that sound?” Is the, uh, the grumpy goblin — is that still the winner?

Victoria: Well, now that katie’s in her sci-fi phase, she likes to speculate about an alien who’s taken up residence in the attic.

Billy: I do not believe that she is reading sci-fi. Seems like yesterday we were teaching her the alphabet.

Victoria: I sort of wish that we could just stop time — you know? — And keep them at this age where they’re old enough to not need us to hold their hand anymore, but they’re young enough to just be innocent and get excited about everything.

Billy: I hear you. Although it’s nice to see the world through their innocent eyes. Cuts through the cynicism. Helps you see the bright side a little bit, doesn’t it?

Victoria: That’s true. It’s one of the many things that I’m looking forward to about them coming home again.

Billy: You know, vick, now that you mention that, I’m a little concerned about ashland being in town. I mean, he’s got no reason to set foot in genoa city.

Victoria: I agree.

Billy: And I’m sure getting handcuffed and thrown in the back of a car pissed him off. You got to wonder about his headspace.

Victoria: You know, I have no clue what’s going on in ashland’s head. And honestly, I don’t care.

Billy: Well, I do, vick. And honestly, I’m a little worried about you being home alone, especially with the kids coming back here. I mean, I don’t want them in the middle of all this.

Victoria: You’re making too much of this, billy.

Billy: Am I really?

Victoria: Yes, because if ashland is gonna be mad at anyone, it’s gonna be the abbotts. They’re the ones who had him arrested. And if anything arises, I’m sure that I can handle the situation. As you well know, my father has a security detail watching out for me.

Billy: Okay, well, for once, I’m grateful.

Victoria: Me too.

[ Sighs ] So you don’t have to worry about me. Now, let’s get back to your original question. I would honestly be happy to pick up the kids from camp on my own. Truly. I mean, if you need to go out of town for business, it’s fine. I can handle it. I’m actually looking forward to spending some time with them on my own.

Billy: What about work?

Victoria: Oh, it’s not an issue. Now that mom and nick are part of the executive team, it’s easier for me to step away from the office. So go ahead, please. Go to california with lily. And rest easy. Billy, seriously, I’m fine. You have nothing to worry about. But I do have a lot of work to do, so please just go.

Billy: Okay. I’ll let you get to it.

Victoria: Have a good evening. Safe travels.

Billy: Thank you.

Victoria: Alright.

[ Winds continues blowing ]

[ Sighs ]

Adam: Thank you.

Sally: Will you give me a minute? Order some drinks, and we’ll celebrate.

Chloe: Sure.

Sally: Adam, wait.% Don’t be a coward and run away from this. Talk to me. Please.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Sally: Did you get my voicemail?

Adam: Sally…

Sally: Did you get my voicemail?

Adam: Look, let’s not do this again, okay? I don’t get any pleasure out of being cruel to you.

Sally: I want an answer. Are you destroying what we had to give me a chance to keep my job at newman media? Did you think, by breaking things off, victoria would have an easier time accepting me?

Adam: Were you not listening to me? This has nothing to do with victoria and it has nothing to do with your career.

Sally: I don’t want to be ceo under these circumstances. Not if it means losing you. So, in spite of your past and the person that you used to be, I’m not buying this, adam. I refuse to believe that you could just so easily shut off your feelings for me and throw it all away. Hi, I’m nancy.

Adam: I thought that I made it clear why I ended things. You were a liability. You were standing between me and everything that I want. Okay? My father’s approval — another chance for me to prove myself. And that’s something that’s never gonna happen if I am tied to you or — or newman enterprises. And honestly, sally, that’s what you should be focused on right now, is trying to prove yourself, not chasing after a man who doesn’t love you.

Sally: I refuse to believe that.

Adam: Well, suit yourself. Okay? I was a little surprised that victoria decided to let you stay, even though you do deserve it. So you need to make the most of this. It’s over, sally. Just accept it and stop wasting time — yours and mine.

Sally: [ Sniffles ]

Adam: Just do what you need to do to make the most of your life and what you deserve. Okay? That’s what I’m doing.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Chelsea: Everything alright?

Adam: We’re done here.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Noah: I want to turn the top of the tower into an art-inspired nightclub — a lounge, bar, something in that realm.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Wow. That is the last thing I was expecting to hear. But keep going.

Noah: I want to make a space where people can come and feel inspired. You know, they could come and they could have fun and relax and socialize. I could take my experience and knowledge from working at the underground and managing the top of the tower with all the things I learned while being in the london art culture. I could take my passion for art, video, photography, transforming spaces and — and just make something new and make something people can actually be excited about. So, what do you think?

Nick: Um, have you run this by your grandfather?

Noah: No. I wanted to talk to you first. I still need to sell grandpa on the idea that a nightclub would be more profitable for newman tower than some upscale restaurant, which means running the numbers, putting together a solid business plan to see the vision through.

Nick: Yeah, you’re definitely gonna need that.

Noah: And, dad, I promise I’m not gonna leave you or new hope in the lurch. I’m gonna honor my commitment. I’ll stay on until we find a replacement that you’re satisfied with. I know that you got to be disappointed. You thought that I was gonna step in at new hope while you took care of things at newman, and — and I hate that I’m letting you down.

Nick: No. Are you serious? You can never do that with me. Ever. And after hearing your pitch, I’m anything but disappointed.

Noah: [ Chuckles ] Seriously?

Nick: Yeah! I’m serious. I love seeing you like this. This is my guy right here. Look at you. Your eyes are all lit up. You’re animated. You’re excited about something. I can’t tell you the last time you were excited about something.

Noah: Thank you. I mean, if I’m telling the truth, it feels good.

Nick: It should. It’s an inspired idea. And this town has nothing like it.

Noah: That’s the dream.

Nick: Well, go out there and make it a reality, alright? I believe in you. You can do this. You have my support, and I love you. So bring it in. Come on, man.

Noah: Aww. [ Chuckles ]

Nick: I’m proud of you.

Noah: Thank you.

[ Wind blowing ]

[ Slam ]

[ Slam ]

[ Pen rolls ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Breathing heavily ] Truth is… I’ve never really known how to care for my hardwood floors.

Sally: Shall we toast to our new arrangement?

Chloe: Yeah, in — inn a minute. Um, what just happened with you and adam? Things seem pretty tense back there.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Adam and I are no longer together.

Chloe: Oh, I — I didn’t realize that.

Sally: Yeah, well, few people know.

[ Sighs ] But if you are about to say how happy and relieved you are, for my sake…

Chloe: Are you okay?

Sally: What I am is single-minded about my work and about the future at the helm of newman media. So a toast to saying yes when opportunity knocks, and the pair of us kicking ass and taking names together.

Chloe: Hear, hear.

Chloe: Um, I’m — I’m — I’m sorry, but, um… did adam expect you to walk away from the ceo gig in solidarity? Is that what came between you?

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Really doesn’t matter. What’s done is done. Let’s just move on, ’cause the clock is ticking. Our every move and decision is gonna be under victoria’s microscope, so we really need to start strategizing.

Chloe: I doubt that it’s gonna be as easy for you as you’re making it sound. I know how invested you were in that relationship.

Sally: Well, I refuse to let my personal problems make me lose this job, too.

Chloe: Good. Hold on to that. Because adam has a bad habit of keeping women in his orbit, making them feel like they have something special. Like you were the only one who truly understands him.

Sally: Thank you for that.

Chloe: I know that I have sounded like a broken record since you two started dating, but this is why. I knew it was gonna end badly. It always does. I have seen it happen multiple times, and it is infuriating to watch him treat people like this. You stay mired in that toxic mix, and adam will cost you everything. Don’t let him. Don’t give him that power. You are in this position because of who you are, because of your amazing talent and drive. So if adam says it’s over, let it be over. You have bigger fish to fry.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Chelsea: Oh! I can’t believe the way adam treated you just now. I feel terrible for you.

Noah: Whew. That’s a relief. I was — I was kinda worried about telling you.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] You know, how many career changes I’ve had? It would take a lot of nerve of me to be judging you right now.

Noah: Let’s just say I was prepared for this conversation to go in a very different way.

Nick: Listen, I can’t lie to you. I was really excited of, uh, the possibility of you continuing my work at new hope. But, son, what is far more important to me is that you’re happy, and if this is what it takes, then so be it. I hope you know that you will always have my support, no matter what. You know that, right?

Noah: Yeah. Yeah, it’s like someone reminded me, that this is probably how you’d react, to give me the guts to talk to you.

Nick: Well, that’s a smart person. You should keep them around.

Noah: Speaking of allie, I should probably go home and get changed. We got a date tonight?

Nick: Ooh. Alright. Well, keep me posted on the progress of your nightclub.

Noah: I will.

Nick: And you know I have an endless amount of fatherly advice on pretty much every topic, so I’m here.

Noah: Okay, okay. Good to know.

Nick: Have a good time tonight.

Noah: That’s the easy part. Hey, billy, how’s it going? Good to see you.

Billy: Good to see you, too. How you doing?

Nick: I’m good. No offense. I got to go.

Billy: Alright, well, I’ll cut to the chase and just tell you why I’m glad I ran into you.

Nick: Alright. Shoot.

Billy: Victoria? Is she okay?

Nick: In what sense?

Billy: She’s on edge, nick, and she’s covering it up.

Nick: I haven’t noticed anything like that.

Billy: Okay, well, I know ashland’s back in town, and he got arrested for violating his restraining order. And I also know what he’s capable of, and I’m pretty sure you do, too.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] What — what the hell are you doing out there?

Ashland: I was debating whether to even make my presence known.

Victoria: As opposed to what? Hiding out in the bushes and spying on me. What’s wrong with you?

Ashland: I just wanted to see you one last time.

Victoria: You shouldn’t be here right now. Maybe I should call the police. Do I need a restraining order against you?

Ashland: I’m sorry, okay? I didn’t mean to scare you. But after everything we’ve shared, I just…

[ Sighs ] I don’t know how to say goodbye.

Victoria: [ Sighing ] Ughh!

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Sally: I appreciate your concern, but chloe and I are in a meeting.

Chloe: Yeah, we can just catch up later?

Chelsea: What kind of meeting? What’s going on?

Sally: Chloe and I are working together.

Chelsea: Um, I know I — i put you in a jam, forcing you to find a new partner on such short notice.

Sally: Try “no notice.”

Chelsea: But I lined up an incredible designer from new york to take over for me and continue on at fenmore’S.

Chloe: Yeah, I heard about that, but —

Chelsea: Even if you didn’t hit it off with him, you’re gonna — you’re gonna have sally to join you? Come on, chloe, anybody but her. And I don’t understand how lauren would be on board with this.

Sally: Okay, I think you misunderstood. It’s the other way around.

Chelsea: You’ve lost me.

Sally: You see, chelsea, I’m still the ceo of newman media, so I’m bringing chloe on as my coo. Deal’s done. We’re just hammering out the details of her offer before we get down to work.

Chelsea: When I heard victoria was in charge again, I thought that meant adam was head of new media.

Sally: Well, he is not interested. He’s moving on… from everything.

Chelsea: Including you, apparently. Wow. That lasted about as long as I expected it to.

Nick: Billy, don’t lose any sleep over victoria, alright? Just stay out of it.

Billy: Wow. Congratulations. You’ve been back working on your father’s company for five minutes, and you already sound like the old man. Telling me not to worry about victoria. That’s not gonna happen, nick, for two reasons. One, she’s the mother of my children. And second of all, I have damn good reason to worry about her right now.

Nick: Well, you have this compulsion to play white knight to a woman who, frankly, has gotten over you years ago.

Billy: Look, I was just with victoria. I know her. She’s covering up how upset she is that that snake is slithering around. And he’s got to be desperate if he’s reckless enough to disobey a court order.

Nick: He’s an entitled jerk who thinks rules are for other people. There’s no surprise there.

Billy: Nick, what are you doing here? Okay, we’re talking about victoria’s safety. Ashland was put in handcuffs and thrown in the back of a car. You don’t think he’s gonna want to retaliate?

Nick: Against kyle, maybe. He’s the one with the restraining order.

Billy: Oh, that’s a very logical way of thinking about this. Unfortunately, there’s nothing logical about the way ashland thinks.

Nick: Look, billy, I appreciate your concern. I really do. But we’re done with this.

Billy: You know, it wasn’t that long ago we were on the same side, trying to show victoria the man that she was about to marry. We want the same thing here. Now, I’m about to go out of town with lily for work. I can stick around to keep an eye on victoria, if that would make it better.

Nick: You do not need to do that, because there’s nothing for you to do. I am not gonna let ashland hurt victoria. That is my promise to you. Now, go on your trip. Give my best to lily.

Billy: Go check on your sister. Make sure she’s okay.

[ Footsteps departing ]

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Okay, fine. I-I’ll hear you out,% but only if you agree to finally leave me alone after this.

Ashland: Thank you.

[ Door lock clicks ] It’s so hard to see you like this. So wary. But it’s hard to stay away, too. Don’t you feel the same way? Isn’t there some part of you, after everything we’ve shared? The happiest days of my life. Yours, too. You told me so. Do you really look at me right now and feel that it’s all over between us?

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Victoria: It’s over. It’s been over. It’s past time for you to accept that.

Ashland: Your father. Your family. They’ve turned you against me.

Victoria: This is he talking, telling you there is nothing left between us. After new york, I thought you’d be certain about that. But you don’t like to lose.

Ashland: Don’t do that.

Victoria: Ashland —

Ashland: I will not be dismissed! With depression, you just feel…blah.

[ Music plays ]

[ Wind blowing ]

Noah: Whoo! That wind came up out of nowhere.

Allie: Yeah, reminds me of santa anas.

Noah: Good thing they put those barriers up around the deck.

Allie: So… how much longer do I have to wait?

Noah: For me to get us drinks?

Allie: No, silly, for you to tell me how the conversation went with your dad. How’d it go?

Noah: It was great.

Allie: Really?

Noah: Yeah.

Allie: Oh, I’m so happy for you, noah. And did he love the whole art-themed lounge?

Noah: Yeah, yeah, he sure did, but he said he was most excited that I was fired up about something again. He just wants to see me happy. So you were right.

Allie: Oh, wait, I’m sorry, i didn’t hear that. What did you say?

Noah: You were right.

Allie: Um, no, try again.

[ Laughs ] I’m so glad that everything worked out. Now time to celebrate.

[ Chuckles ]

Sally: First, you dump chloe with no warning, because of your own bizarre reason.

Chelsea: Is that what she told you? Because our partnership wasn’t working for her either. You made that very clear.

Sally: So, in other words, you screwed up, and chloe called you out on it.

Chloe: I completely understand that chelsea needed to do that for herself. You were feeling very overwhelmed.

Sally: And yet you can’t show her the same grace and understanding?? You can’t be happy that your dearest friend landed in such a good place without missing a beat.

Chloe: And it is. It’s — it’s a good place.

Chelsea: Really? Really? You like working with sally that much?

Chloe: We’re a good team.

Chelsea: So, you’ll replace me with her, of all people?

Chloe: It’s not like that.

Chelsea: I should have known you would do this, when you hired her to work for the fashion platform without even asking me.

Chloe: Because you weren’t even working at the company. I mean, you weren’t even in the same town.

Chelsea: Look how the tables have turned. She used to be your subordinate. Now she’s your boss. Do you see how manipulative she is?

Sally: Okay, you know what? I’m really sorry that your life is so empty and miserable that you have nothing better to do than spread your poison. But nobody at this table cares. So why don’t you just go spew it somewhere else?

Chelsea: You know what? I hate to disappoint you, but my life is going great right now. I’m also embarking on an exciting, new partnership. So good luck with the job adam gave you because you were sleeping with him at the time. At least he left you with something.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Ashland: Your trust in me has been shaken to the core.

Victoria: Not shaken. Destroyed.

Ashland: You think I’m still the ruthless man I used to be? Okay, fine, I admit it. I never cared about anything I did in my past. I never felt remorse for anything I ever did. I knew I should, but I didn’T.

Victoria: Finally. Finally, you admit that your contrition was just all an act?

Ashland: Yeah.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: It was, at first, but then you changed me, victoria! God, I’ve said this to you a hundred times! Your love, our marriage — it made me want to be a better person! And then you just took all of that away from me! And now I really am that lost man that you and your father have accused me of being all along. You were my whole heart and my soul.

[ Sighs ] And now they’ve — they’ve both been ripped away from me.

Victoria: I’m not gonna take the blame for that. You’ve brought this all on yourself.

Ashland: I feel pain because of you! Because you made me feel again! Don’t you understand that?! Because I believed you when you told me you would always love me, no matter what.

Victoria: Because you wanted to believe it. You wanted to believe that I would forgive and forget all of your monumental lies. That I would just forgive them and go on and — and love you as if nothing had ever happened.

Ashland: You just cannot accept the fact that something important has changed inside of me, can you? Oh, no, wait. Maybe it’s that you see the change, but you don’t care.

Victoria: Well, what really is the point? It’s over. There’s nothing left to talk about. There’s absolutely nothing left for you to fight for.

Ashland: And nothing left to lose. For people who are a little intense about hydration.

Allie: Alright, alright. You were right, too.

Noah: I’m usually right. So, what exactly was I right about this time?

Allie: This place is pretty chill at night.

Noah: Yeah, it’s a lot more mellow during the day.

Allie: Mellow is overrated.

Noah: Do you want to dance?

Allie: I thought you’d never ask.

[ Upbeat music plays ]

[ Slow music plays ]

Noah: I have a confession to make.

Allie: Oh?

Noah: I can’t stop thinking about our kiss.

Allie: I have a confession to make, too.

Noah: Oh?

Sally: What an utter witch.

Chloe: She has for moments.

Sally: What do you think is going on between her and billy?

Chloe: Oh, they’re just working together. Something about a podcast.

Sally: Okay, well, that’s just weird.

Chloe: Yeah, it did seem like a hard left turn. Something that I know nothing about. But, um, you know, if that’s what she needs to do to finish healing, then I wish her the best.

Sally: You are so generous towards her, even though she screwed you over.

Chloe: Well, you know, we might still be on the outs, but I do care about her. Anyway, you and I have more important things to think about, like proving to victoria that she couldn’t find a better team to run newman media.

Sally: Well, when you’re right, you’re right.

Chelsea: [ Laughing ] Oh, we’re definitely not doing a podcast on that. That’s for sure.

Billy: Well, you never know.

Chelsea: Alright. Whatever you say, boss.

Billy: Alright, enough with the “boss.” We’ve talked about this. We are partners. Let’s try and remember that.

Chelsea: Whatever you say, partner.

Billy: That sounds better. Um, I e-mailed you a few ideas for the podcast. I’d like to go over them when I get back. I got to go out of town for work.

Chelsea: Oh. How long will you be gone?

Billy: A few days. Depends on how well the meetings go. Maybe more.

Chelsea: Well, I look forward to hearing your ideas. I will have plenty of feedback for you when you get home.

Billy: Yeah, that — that, I am sure of.

Chelsea: Yeah.

[ Chuckles ]

Sally: I wonder what lily thinks of this new partnership.

Chloe: Yeah, I wouldn’t know. And frankly, it’s none of my business. So, uh, when can I start?

Sally: Uh, right. Yes. Sorry. Focus. Um, your first date can be tomorrow if it works for you.

Chloe: Sounds great. I’ll see you bright and early, hit the ground running.

Sally: That’s the spirit.

Chelsea: [ Laughing ]

Billy: I told you.

Chelsea: I believe it. Absolutely. I saw with my own eyes.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Chelsea: Mm-hmm.

Victoria: This conversation is over. I gave you your chance, and now I-I just want you to leave.

Ashland: I’m not finished.

Victoria: I didn’t have to let you in, but I did. Okay? I heard you out.

Ashland: And now I’m dismissed.

Victoria: There’s absolutely no reason to go around and around about this. Whatever you thought would happen when you came here, whatever fantasies you had about how this was gonna go, it didn’t happen, and I don’t want to hear any more. I just want you to leave my home. I want you to leave town. Do you understand what I’m saying?

Ashland: No, no. You want me gone because you can’t face up to what you did, to the sacrifices you made when you gave up on us.

Victoria: Stop it. You can’t manipulate me anymore. I stopped giving a damn about you the day that I realized who you were.

Ashland: And who am I?! Victoria, who am I to you?! Worthless? Pathetic? Something who could just toss aside, like so much trash? No, no. There’s only one way that you’re gonna be done with me. I see that now. Only one way… to end this.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

[ Wind blowing ]

Nick: Vick, you in there?!

[ Wind continues blowing ]

Next week on “the young and the restless”…

Chance: An accident? Is anybody hurt?

Summer: How much of this sudden interest in working in marchetti has to do with the fact that kyle just hired diane?

Victoria: That’s my security detail. They check in with me every 15 minutes, and if I don’t answer it, they’re gonna be here in a hurry.

Ashland: Well, then… we’re gonna have to make this quick.

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Sharon: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe it’s the look on your face whenever you’re around her or talking about her. Let’s see, what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh, I know — happy.

Noah: That’s very funny. But, yeah, yeah, I like her. She’s cool, easy to hang out with.

Sharon: She kind of took you by surprise, didn’t she?

Noah: Yeah, I can’t remember ever feeling so comfortable and so relaxed with someone this quickly.

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Ashley: Okay. I’m glad. It’s so important to me that you have your eyes wide open where Diane Jenkins is concerned. Honestly, as long as her presence is here in this town, she will continue to inflict pain on our family. What is it? What are you thinking? I mean, honestly, express it, please. I promise you, it’s not going to affect our relationship at the lab or here. I promise.

Allie: Okay. Ashley, I just… I just want you to know that even though I may seem innocent or naive, I am anything but, and I won’t let anyone manipulate me. Not Diane. Not Phyllis. And not you. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go get ready for my date with Noah.


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Nick: Thank you.

Victoria: I’m sorry, but you really can’t seriously be giving adam this much credit. You think that he broke up with sally so that we wouldn’t fire her?

Nick: I’m not nominating the guy for sainthood or anything close to that. I’m just saying, there have been some times in adam’s life where he’s been selfless, like when he saved faith’s life.

Victoria: Oh, believe me, I haven’t forgotten that, but adam has also done some extremely egregious things that far outweighs [Scoffs] A few acts of kindness. And I am not going to give him the benefit of the doubt while he’s making all of these big moves, like threatening that he’s going to walk away from newman enterprises and from us for good. Breaking things off with sally, it makes me wonder if maybe there’s something bigger going on here, something that he has planned.

Nick: Like what? Some revenge plot against us?

Victoria: I don’t know, but I’m not buying that he’s walking away from the company for good. Even when he says he’s trying to walk on the straight and narrow, adam is like a dark cloud hanging over newman. It’s his nature. And that’s never going to change.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Victor: Son. Hope you had enough time to think about your decision to step away from newman.

Adam: I’m sorry, dad. That’s just not the case.

Victor: And I recall that you had done that before, you know? Then you eventually came back. What would it take to convince you to stay?

Sharon: So there’s something great that’s going on with you. Can I assume that it has something to do with the lovely allie?

Noah: What can possibly give you that idea?

Sharon: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe it’s the look on your face whenever you’re around her or talking about her. Let’s see, what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh, I know — happy.

Noah: That’s very funny. But, yeah, yeah, I like her. She’s cool, easy to hang out with.

Sharon: She kind of took you by surprise, didn’t she?

Noah: Yeah, I can’t remember ever feeling so comfortable and so relaxed with someone this quickly.

Sharon: Why do you make that sound like it’s a bad thing?

Noah: It isn’T. Just makes me wonder if this thing with allie could really go anywhere.

Ashley: Hi.

Allie: Hey.

Ashley: I hope I’m not interrupting.

Allie: Oh, not at all. I was just looking over my materials from the jabot orientation. I want to be fully prepped for my first day at the lab tomorrow.

Ashley: I love how enthusiastic you are, and I’m sure you’re going to be more than ready.

Allie: I cannot wait, ashley. I also love that you and i are both so at home in the lab, just like your dad.

Allie: It must be in the genes.

Ashley: I think it has to be. So how’s everything going with you, getting to know the family and everything?

Allie: It’s been wonderful, to say the least. Better than what I was expecting. Not that I was expecting anything bad or anything. I was just… god, I was so nervous when I first came here. I didn’t know how you guys would feel about me, how I feel about you, what I would say. It was pretty scary.

Ashley: Yeah, I bet.

Allie: Yeah.

Ashley: And strange, too. I mean, the way you met jack in L.A., Right? And you found out you got a grandfather, and then you have this whole family, and — and then on top of it all, you find out that diane orchestrated the entire thing.

Allie: Yeah. Yeah, it was a bit mind-blowing, but I will be forever grateful to be in this big, loving family that I never knew I had.

Ashley: Yeah, well, just so you know, you are the gift to us, and I mean that from my heart. But it had to be very overwhelming, and I’m sure that it still is because there’s so many intense dynamics, right? I mean, I can only imagine what you think of all that.

Allie: Why do I get the feeling that you’re really asking about diane?

Phyllis: Hey, jack. Hey.

Jack: Hey, uh… good to see you.

Phyllis: Yeah. You, too. You just taking a walk or going somewhere in particular?

Jack: I have a meeting later with some of the original marchetti board members. They just flew in from italy.

Phyllis: Ah, that’s right. Summer had me reserve some suites for them.

Jack: Right. Of course.

Phyllis: Well, I won’t keep you.

Jack: Well, have a nice day.

Phyllis: Yeah, you, too. You know what, jack? Wait a second. There is something I want to say.

Jack: About?

Phyllis: About your sister. Alice loves the scent of gain so much,

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Jack: You want to talk about my sister? Ashley or traci?

Phyllis: Ashley.

Jack: I hope you two didn’t have any kind of a run-in.

Phyllis: No, not at all. She told me that — that you told her about what happened between us.

Jack: You have an issue with my confiding in ashley?

Phyllis: Well, no. I mean, of course you talk to your sister. Of course you would, but… I just want you to know that she understands the way I reacted to diane.

Jack: She told you that?

Phyllis: Yeah. Ashley and I are on the same side. That’s a first.

Jack: Yeah, that is a surprise, but ashley has always had a distinctively unique perspective on things.

Phyllis: Okay, well, she sees diane the same way I do.

Jack: I think she’s as determined as you are to see the worst in diane.

Phyllis: Okay, but you respect ashley. You respect her opinion, right? Does her stance on diane not change your mind at all?

Jack: You keep trying to make this a referendum on diane.

Phyllis: Okay, because this is about my alleged unhappiness, right, which is impossible right now for me to disprove.

Jack: I was just suggesting it’s more about us.

Phyllis: Okay, yes, jack, I really, really want you to know that diane was never, ever more important than my feelings for you, ever.

Jack: You know what? I have to get to the office.

Nick: Adam has made some significant strides with some of the relationships in this family.

Victoria: Well, don’t get me wrong, nicholas. I don’t even blame adam for being the way that he is, given everything we’ve learned about his childhood. And, yes, he has been on comparatively good behavior. But that doesn’t mean that I can trust his loyalty, because it’s always flip-flopping back and forth, not to mention his intense competitive streak, his constant need for dad’s approval, his angry resentment every time he’s shunned. Those character flaws have always remained the same.

Nick: I can’t disagree with that.

Victoria: Which is why there is no room for him at the new newman enterprises. Time will tell what is true intentions are.

Nick: And very soon we’re going to see if sally deserves her spot.

Victoria: But one thing i already know [Sighs] Is that it feels so good and so right having you back by my side at newman.

Adam: Oh, so now you want to know what it would take to get me back, huh? You know, you could’ve kept me in this very office, but you chose victoria, so I don’t think there’s anything else to say on that subject.

Victor: So then why are you here?

Adam: Well, for starters, I wanted to finish my earlier conversation with victoria about sally.

Victor: Ooh, I understand you ended your relationship with her.

Adam: I don’t doubt that you are thrilled about that. And you’ll be even happier to learn that I realized getting involved with her was a mistake in the first place.

Victor: Oh, well, that’s a sudden realization.

Adam: I just hope that victoria and the rest of you will give her a chance to prove herself at newman now that she has no connection to me. You guys would be fools not to keep her on.

Victor: Let me ask you, did you end your relationship with her because you wanted to protect her position here at newman media?

Adam: Absolutely not. I ended things because it wasn’t working out. Never should’ve begun in the first place. I just — I don’t want to see her punished professionally because of our personal relationship.

Victor: Pains me to realize that you go to such great lengths to protect sally spectra, whatever her name is, and yet you’re willing to walk away from your family and from newman. Do you dislike us that much?

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Sighs ] Hi, I’m karen.

Adam: There is so much more going on besides hatred. I mean, try devastation. Humiliation. Betrayal. Okay, dad? I thought things had been going quite well for us, and I thought we had finally turned a corner, but, unfortunately, I was wrong about that.

Victor: No, you weren’t wrong about that. I thought things were going very well, and you just would’ve had another place at newman since you were unhappy at newman media. All you had to do is be patient.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] I have been more than patient, dad… but you’ve just been jerking me around this whole time, like I’m your puppet, and I’ve been dancing as fast as I can whenever you pull the strings. So many times I’ve tried to break free, and I have been pulled back and shown once again that I’m a second-class citizen in this family. I’m never good enough to be a real newman. But you know what? Not anymore.

Victor: I’ve had your back for all this time. For you to feel this way, that you don’t belong to this family… …that upsets me.

Adam: Dad.

Victor: You’re my son.

Adam: Why don’t you ever listen? Good god, dad, you and everybody else, you are so used to getting your way. You just assume everybody’s supposed to sit here and take what you dish out, that I’m supposed to bow down to your will? Well, you know what? Some people have limits, and they’re not going to accept defeat and just go quietly into the night. Like ashland locke.

Victor: What the hell does ashland locke have to do with anything?

Adam: [ Sighs ] Because you all are in for a rude awakening.

Sharon: Help me connect the dots here, because I feel like I’m missing something. Obviously, you and allie are in the beginning stages of getting to know each other, and there’s no way of predicting how things will go with you two in the future, but… why are you already questioning whether or not you have a future?

Noah: ‘Cause I’ve never been with anyone like allie before. I’ve never had a relationship start like this. At first, we irritated each other. Then we became friends. It’s just, it’s not my usual thing.

Sharon: Oh, I get it. Since your first girlfriend, you have been attracted to a certain type of woman. Troublemakers, drama queens, women who were dragging around so much baggage that they were destined to break your heart for one reason or another.

Noah: Ah, well, gee, mom, thank you. And when you word it like that, it makes it sound like I sure can pick them.

Sharon: I’m not judging. I mean, look at my history. You were raised by two parents who share a complicated past, so maybe, on some level, a part of you decided that conflict in your relationship is normal, to be expected. But I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way. I would love to see you with somebody smart and kind and honest, who really appreciates you for who you are.

Noah: Like what you had with rey?

Sharon: Exactly. I just want you to embrace the idea that a loving, lasting relationship doesn’t have to be contentious or full of conflict. It doesn’t have to be that much hard work. Well, of course you do have to work at it. That’s true.

Noah: I get it, okay?

[ Chuckles ]

Sharon: Good. I hope you do, because it’s really great the way that you and allie get along. And wouldn’t you rather skip over all of the angst stuff this time around?

Noah: You know, I think I just might. A healthy relationship sounds — sounds appealing.

Sharon: Good answer.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Sharon: You know, I don’t want you to overanalyze things or put too much pressure on yourself trying to figure out where you two are headed. Everything’s so new right now. Just enjoy the moments together. That’s what really matters anyway. Does that sound okay with you?

Noah: Yeah, it’s more than okay.

Allie: I’ve been very popular lately.

Ashley: What do you mean?

Allie: Well, the other day, phyllis was asking me all kinds of questions about the family and jack and, well, about everything. And then, of course, diane came for her own fishing expedition. And now here you are, probing me about her.

Ashley: Yeah, I’m curious.

Allie: Look, I get that diane has a lot of enemies in town, and I also totally understand why you feel protective about jack and kyle and why you don’t trust her. But, ashley, I don’t want to be involved.

Ashley: I understand. And I’m sorry if I’ve made you feel uncomfortable, but you have to realize that phyllis and I know how incredibly manipulative diane is. I know that she did a great thing by connecting you with jack. It was wonderful. But she had an ulterior motive. She used you to get to jack to help her reunite with kyle.

Allie: And I am fully aware of that.

Ashley: It worked for her. Do you understand? And I know her. We have not seen the last of diane’s scheming, and I don’t want to see you get used like that again.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

Lily: Oh, phyllis, hello.

Phyllis: Hey.

Lily: I’ve actually been waiting for you.

Phyllis: Oh, have you?

Lily: Yes.

Phyllis: Does chancellor-winters need the ballroom for another event?

Lily: No. No, no, no. It’s actually something bigger than that — an offer that I hope you’ll be very interested in. (Kid 1) where’s lucky?

Adam: This whole saga with locke should’ve been over when we paid him off. But victoria, she just felt compelled to take things further. She just had to get the money back as her special way to kiss your ring.

Victor: I don’t understand you. You have a problem with victoria returning the money to her family?

Adam: But she felt the need to rub his face in his loss and humiliation. And if that wasn’t enough, she decided that his cancer deception needed to be outed via the podcast, just completely destroying the guy’s chances of ever doing business again.

Victor: That bastard deserves worse than that after what he has pulled.

Adam: That’s not how you put somebody in their place. That’s how you motivate them to seek retribution, dad. And now you are here, you’re praising victoria’s actions?

Victor: Yeah. Why wouldn’t I? He got what he deserved.

Adam: And you thought that would be the end of it, right? Till he came back to town and you thought you had to make one more move to contain him.

Victor: Right.

Adam: So you put him in his place by having him arrested. You knew he was going to see his son, so you set him up.

Victor: You bet I set him up. I had michael baldwin put out a restraining order that I knew the bastard would cross. Of course, he did.

Adam: Well, now he’s out on bail, and he’s gunning for a fight. Why wouldn’t he be?

Victor: How do you know all this? Were you talking to ashland locke?

Adam: That’s your response after everything I said? Questioning me? You should be thanking me for letting you know. But, hey, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Victor: Do you think I’m even one iota impressed with a potential threat from ashland locke? Give me a break, son. Let that bastard try whatever he wants to. Came to the wrong address. I’m concerned about you, however.

Adam: Me? Oh, I’m the last person you should be worried about, dad.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Son… take some time off, come to your senses, and realize that this is where you belong. This is your family.

Adam: [ Sighs ] I just… I give up with you, dad. There’s no getting through to you. Ever.

Phyllis: What’s your offer?

Lily: Well, as you know, devon sold the gcac a while ago.

Phyllis: Mm, yeah, and right in time, diane jenkins has checked in to the athletic club.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Well, I don’t know her that well, but if devon had waited till after the merger, I would’ve told him to hold off and update the property.

Phyllis: Why is that?

Lily: Well, because I think that chancellor-winters needs an upscale, trendy hotel in this town, you know, one where devon’s artists, our musical artists, their entourage, a place where they can stay.

Phyllis: I love that.

Lily: Yeah.

Phyllis: I really do. I would love to partner with you on that. I mean, if we could come up with something that is, you know, satisfactory to both of us, some agreement that we like. But I would love the grand phoenix to be the exclusive hotel of chancellor-winters for all your vips and rock stars. In fact, you know what? We can come up with a rock-star version to the escape club.

Lily: I’m actually not looking for collaboration.

Phyllis: Okay, then what is this about?

Lily: I want to buy your hotel and make it a chancellor-winters property.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] You want to buy my hotel?

Lily: Look, I know this is a surprise. I know it is, but I’m just asking you to at least consider it.

Phyllis: I mean, you know why I call this the grand phoenix. It was my story. I am the phoenix rising from the ashes. I mean, it was my chance to show the world that I was a legitimate entrepreneur. I mean, it was my slap in the face to all the people here who didn’t think I amounted to anything.

Lily: Yeah, look, phyllis, i get it. I understand. I do. I know this is more than a business for you. I mean, your commitment and drive are what have made this place to be what it is. One that will get a pretty hefty price in a purchase. I mean, that’s legitimacy, too. And think about it. Think what you could do with the money. I mean, the freedom you would have. You could live your life any way that you want. You’ve already done so much with your career, right? You’ve been a webmaster, you’ve run a magazine, you’ve been an executive. I mean, this could be a new chapter in your life.

Phyllis: Well, the grand phoenix is my new chapter.

Lily: Yeah, but, I mean, this is a grind. This is hard work, you know? Wouldn’t you want a simpler life of luxury?

Phyllis: Well, I’m not ready to step away.

Lily: Well, maybe that’s ’cause you’ve never had any other option — until now. This is a proposal, okay, outlining an agreement with what I think is a more-than-generous bid.

Victoria: Who would’ve thought the silver lining to this whole mess would be you and me coming back to work together as a team?

Nick: Look, I know you’ve got big plans for the company, but can we just enjoy this moment right now before we got to jump right back into the fray?

Victoria: Oh. It looks like our break is already over.

Adam: I just came from the office. I was hoping to hear what the ultimate decision was about sally, but I ran into dad, who was no help whatsoever.

Nick: Well, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve decided sally’s going to remain as interim ceo of newman media.

Victoria: Yeah. Much to my surprise, she made an incredible case for herself.

Adam: Well, I’m sure she did because she’s the right person for the job. You guys would’ve regretted cutting her loose.

Nick: But you didn’T.

Adam: Well, as I mentioned earlier, sally and I, we were already having issues, or rather that i was having issues, and I informed her that it was over. Beyond that, it’s really nobody else’s business.

Nick: Seems like a touchy subject.

Adam: It is. So why don’t we just drop it? You don’t need to worry about my personal life. Right now, you should be worrying about the hell that is going to rain down on you. A lot of folks ask me why their dishwasher

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Ashley: I realize that you don’t know me very well, but I hope you can feel that my concern for you is genuine.

Allie: Ashley, I’m not questioning that at all.

Ashley: Okay. I’m glad. It’s so important to me that you have your eyes wide open where diane jenkins is concerned. Honestly, as long as her presence is here in this town, she will continue to inflict pain on our family. What is it? What are you thinking? I mean, honestly, express it, please. I promise you, it’s not going to affect our relationship at the lab or here. I promise.

Allie: Okay. Ashley, I just… I just want you to know that even though I may seem innocent or naive, I am anything but, and I won’t let anyone manipulate me. Not diane. Not phyllis. And not you. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go get ready for my date with noah.

Noah: Voil. All done. Perfect espressos on demand.

Sharon: Thanks. I owe you one.

Noah: Ah, we’ll call it even. I appreciated the advice. Came at a good time, too. Allie and I are going to the rooftop bar at the athletic club, and [Sighs] I’m just going to live in the moment and enjoy myself. You see how good I listen?

Sharon: Very wise. But do you have a little bit of time before your date?

Noah: Yeah, sure, you need help with something else?

Sharon: No, but I do have another piece of advice for you.

Noah: Okay.

Sharon: Before you meet allie, you need to call your father and talk about new hope. You have to tell him that you don’t want to stay.

Noah: Mom, look, I know, but —

Sharon: It’s just going to keep eating away at you until you do this. And he deserves to know the truth about how you feel. You can’t keep putting it off.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Well, this is a very lucrative [Exhales slowly] Business offer. Wow. Very persuasive.

[ Chuckles ] This place is not about the money for me, so no is your answer.

Lily: Alright, alright. Well, listen, I hear you. I appreciate your feelings. I accept your answer for now, because I know that I sprung this on you out of the blue. But listen, please, just look it over. Think about it. Go through it thoroughly. Alright? Maybe you’ll change your mind.

Jack: Ladies, good to see you both.

Lily: Hello. You, too. I’d love to stay and chat, but i have to run, but catch up soon?

Jack: Yeah, I look forward to it.

Lily: Think about it.

Phyllis: [ Clears throat ] Is there more you wanted to talk to me about?

Jack: Please don’t read too much into my showing up. I got a call from the marchetti board asking that we meet here rather than at jabot. I think they want to talk over a meal. Their body clocks are a little thrown off by the time change.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. I —

Jack: So is the private dining room in the restaurant available?

Phyllis: It is. It is. I will double-check, but don’t worry about a thing. I’ll make sure all your guests are comfortable, and, you know… hey, you know what? There is something that I would like to run by you.

Jack: Oh, okay. Go ahead.

Phyllis: It’s lily. She just dropped a bomb on me and offered me this deal. I could use some business advice.

Jack: Okay. I have some time.

Adam: No matter how much you hate locke, having the guy arrested for simply seeing his son in the park is a vicious move.

Victoria: Nick and I had nothing to do with that. Although, it did send a very clear message.

Adam: Oh, he got the message, but apparently nobody decided to think about the consequences now that he’s been released, and he’s even angrier than he was before.

Nick: Well, I’m sure he knows we weren’t involved. Shouldn’t you be warning who was responsible?

Adam: [ Sighs ] I told dad, and he wasn’t fazed. He doesn’t let anything ashland do get under his skin. He doesn’t see the guy as a threat.

Nick: Well, you seem to know a lot about this. I’m assuming you’ve spoken to ashland.

Adam: That’s right.

Nick: When?

Adam: I paid him a visit not too long ago at the gcac, where he’s staying.

Nick: And why would you do that, adam?

Adam: I was hoping to find a man that was fired up about sabotaging newman enterprises. I was hoping that he was concocting some kind of corporate maneuver that would hit dad back. Just wanted to let him know that I would be more than happy to lend a hand.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Of course you were. What makes me wonder right now is why you’re even saying this to us. Not that we believe one word that comes out of your mouth, but, please, go ahead, finish what you were telling us. I’m sure it won’t be a problem later to find out what your true agenda is.

Adam: Well, my agenda came to a screeching halt when I learned he isn’t interested in the company. He’s going in an entirely different direction. I think he’s out for more than just revenge. I think he’s out for blood. For copd,

Nick: What do you mean ashland’s out for blood?

Adam: Look, I don’t know for sure. It’s not like he just came right out and admitted it, but the man has been stripped of everything that has ever mattered to him. He wasn’t ranting, he wasn’t raving or making threats, but he’s pretty messed up. He completely trashed his hotel room.

Victoria: My gosh. Even at his angriest, he’s never done anything like that.

Adam: Yeah, and when he mentioned “victor’s darling daughter,” he had a look in his eye that gave me a chill.

Victoria: Think he’s coming for me?

Adam: Like I said, he wasn’t specific, so I’m not certain what he will do. I just felt like you should know so you can be on guard.

Nick: Well, thank you for telling us, adam. I really appreciate it.

Adam: Yeah. [ Sighs ] Look, I know I am the last person you would trust about anything, and my feelings about you haven’t changed, either, but whatever our issues are, I don’t want to see anybody get hurt.

Phyllis: Chancellor-winters wants to buy the grand phoenix.

Jack: Really? Wow.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Lily is not messing around here. This is significantly above market value. If you’re willing to entertain this, I don’t think you’re going to get a better offer, but it has to be something that you would want.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] I love running this place. And it’s not just about that. It’s just proving to the whole world that I did something successful. Plus all the memories I have here.

Jack: Yeah, there are some good memories. Some, not so much. I don’t think I can help you with this. This is a highly personal decision only you can make.

Phyllis: Right. Well, if it weren’t for summer, I’d definitely take this offer. But I just don’t feel like i belong in genoa city anymore.

Nick: Yeah, you’ll have that by the end of the day. Alright, bye.

[ Sighs ]

Victoria: You know, I hate to admit it, but adam’s concerns seemed very sincere, so do you think that ashland really has gone off the rails?

Nick: Yeah, my gut tells me adam was being real. I really think you should move to the ranch for the time being.

Victoria: No, nicholas, I am not going to let ashland have that control over me. Besides, I can’t imagine him honestly trying to hurt me.

Nick: You heard adam. It sounds like ashland has gone over the edge.

Victoria: Well, he may be upset, but that doesn’t mean he’s dangerously violent.

Nick: Adam said he destroyed his hotel room. This is something we have to take seriously. Just move to the ranch for a little while so we keep an eye on you.

Victoria: Alright, I’ll think about it. But I refuse to let ashland scare me.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Nick: Sorry. Excuse me. Hey, noah, what’s up?

Noah: Hey, just wanted to see if you were free right now.

Nick: No, but I can be. What’s going on?

Noah: I was hoping we can talk. I’m at crimson lights.

Nick: Yeah, okay. I’m on my way. That was noah. He needs to see me. I’ll drop you at the office.

Victoria: You go ahead. It’s a beautiful day. I think I’m going to take a walk.

Noah: What did we just talk about?

Victoria: Nicholas, you know that dad has a security detail watching me. They’re never that far away. So if something crazy happens, I’ll just call them. I’ll be fine. You don’t have to worry about me, okay? With depression, you just feel…blah.

Ashley: You look gorgeous. I hope you and noah have a great time tonight.

Allie: Thank you, ashley.

Ashley: Where you guys going to go?

Allie: We are going to the gcac rooftop pool bar.

Ashley: Ooh, nice. Definitely the most L.A.-Style nightlife you’re going to find around here, okay?

Allie: Trust me, noah is definitely way more into the nightlife stuff than I will ever be, but it seems like a pretty awesome place.

Ashley: I think it’s awesome that you found somebody you like to spend time with.

Allie: Ashley, please forgive me if I sounded harsh earlier.

Ashley: Please don’t apologize to me. Are you kidding? You were standing up for yourself, and you should. I have nothing but respect for a strong, independent woman. It’s a family trait.

Allie: Good. I’m glad that you weren’t offended.

Ashley: Not at all. You know, there’s going to be so many people with so many opinions in this town, and you being able to hold your own against all of that is going to serve you very well.

Nick: Here I am, as promised. Our boy did not say you were going to be a part of this conversation.

Sharon: That’s because I’m not. This is between the two of you. Can I get you something to drink? Maybe espressos since noah just fixed the espresso machine for me?

Nick: I’m good. Thanks. What’s up?

Nick: Why don’t we take it out to the patio so we can talk in private?

[ Sighs ]

Nick: This is a patio talk?

Noah: Yeah.

Nick: Alright, come on.

Noah: Thanks for coming by so quickly. Why don’t you take a seat?

Nick: Whew! So this is the patio talk, and you want me to sit down? Whatever you’re about to tell me, I’m not going to like, am I?

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Jack: If you’re trying to back me into a corner, it’s not going to work. Keep the hotel. Sell it. Stay in genoa city. Go. It is none of my business.

Phyllis: Okay, so the fact that I love you, that doesn’t matter?

Jack: No, it is everything. That is the problem. I have never stopped loving you. Why do you think it hurts so damn much?

Victoria: That’s right. I think that we can lower the budget by at least 25% if we simplify the building design. No, no, I know, I hate losing the atrium, too, but it doesn’t bring any real value to the project. Nothing worthwhile, anyway. We’ll talk about it tomorrow. Okay. Bye.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

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Phyllis: Okay. Well, this is the first meeting of the disappear Diane Club, or the Jettison Jenkins Foundation.

Nikki: Phyllis, I understand you need to inject a little humor here, but the reality is, this is a dire situation. We have got to get Diane out of town before she does some real harm to people we love.

Phyllis: Oh, no one agrees with you more than I on that.

Ashley: So, let’s get down to business. How do we make it happen?

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Adam: What happened to you? Have you been on a bender?

Ashland: I’ve been in jail. Not that it’s any of your business.

Adam: Well, I guess that explains why you haven’t answered my calls. But what could you have done to land you in jail? You tried to see Harrison, didn’t you? You defied the restraining order.

Ashland: I thought I found an ally in Diane.

Adam: If you would’ve asked me, I would have warned you against that.

Ashland: Mm.

Adam: No one has ever trusted her without living to regret it. Including me.

Ashland: Well, I thought she, more than anyone, would understand what it feels like to be separated from your own son. She’d taken Harrison to the park… let me spend a little time with him, and then…

Adam: Well, you knew it. The cops were swarming. Yeah, she figured she could use you to score some points with the Newmans.

Ashland: I’m pretty sure Victor was behind it from the beginning.

Adam: Mm. Well, that does sound like dear old dad. But, uh, I guess the question now is, what do you intend to do about it?


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Ashley: She did it, didn’t she?

Jack: What? What are you saying?

Ashley: Phyllis pulled a Phyllis.

Jack: I don’t even know what that means.

Ashley: Jack, you know exactly what it means. What did she do? Listen, I’m done settling. Because this is my secret.

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Noah: Oh, no, she can’t.

Phyllis: Why not?

Noah: Uh, we — we have that thing that we’re going to, and we don’t want to be late to that because…

Allie: He’s great. I’m so sorry, but I’m sure you understand.

Noah: Busy woman like Phyllis, better believe she does. Matter of fact, we have taken up way too much time as it is, so we should probably go on.

Allie: I’m sure we’ll catch up soon. I’ll talk to you later, Phyllis. Okay. Bye.

Diane: Wow. You can really clear a room.


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Sally: [ Sniffles ] I am leaving now, so if you want to go through my things to make sure I’m not taking off with any office supplies, be my guest. Go ahead.

Nick: That won’t be necessary.

Sally: Okay. Well, I guess this is goodbye.

Nick: I mean, if you want it to be.

Sally: What?

Nick: We talked about it.

Victoria: And, uh, we have decided to keep you on, at least in the short term.

Sally: Okay. What’s the catch?

[ Door opens, closes ]

Jack: Uh, bad timing. I apologize.

Noah: No worries. I mean, this is your house, right?

Allie: Yeah. We — we apologize.

Jack: Well, now that we’ve all apologized…

Noah: I was just dropping allie off.

Allie: Yeah, we — we had a great day at the gcac rooftop pool with mariah and tessa, and then went to the coffeehouse.

Jack: Well, that sounds like great fun. You know, you’re always welcome to use our pool. You can invite all your friends over anytime you like.

Noah: Oh. Thank you, jack. That’s — that’s very generous of you.

Jack: Okay, well, I’ll, uh, see you later.

Noah: Are you okay?

Allie: Oh, my god! That was so awkward.

Noah: Come on. It was not that bad.

Allie: Okay. That was my grandfather. What if victor walked in on us?

Noah: Okay. Good point. But, hey, moments pass. I’m sure jack’s already forgotten all about it, so there’s nothing to worry about.

Phyllis: Okay. Well, this is the first meeting of the disappear diane club, or the jettison jenkins foundation.

Nikki: Phyllis, I understand you need to inject a little humor here, but the reality is, this is a dire situation. We have got to get diane out of town before she does some real harm to people we love.

Phyllis: Oh, no one agrees with you more than I on that.

Ashley: So let’s get down to business. How do we make it happen?

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Ashland, you in there?

[ Knock on door ]

[ Knock on door ] Excuse me. Uh, I was wondering if you could help me. My friend is staying here, and I’m worried about him. He has a heart condition, and he’s not answering his phone or the door. So I was just wondering if you could let me in.

I’m not supposed to do that.

Adam: But, um, what if something happened to him? I mean, he could be hurt or worse. You know, I could never live with myself if something happened to him, and now I’ve asked you to help, so, unfortunately, I’ve brought you into this dilemma, too. Thank you.

[ Lock clicks ] Thank you. Ashland? Ash–

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Nick: Vick and I talked about it, and we agreed that some of your ideas that you mentioned during your — what’d you call it? — An outpouring?

Victoria: As emotional as it was.

Nick: Have real potential. And we would like to give you the chance to see them through.

Sally: So you want me to stay on at newman media?

Victoria: We’ll consider you an interim ceo for a period of time. I think 90 days is reasonable. And then, we’ll evaluate your performance, and if you can meet or hopefully exceed our expectations, we’ll keep you on. However, I want to make it very clear that I fully expect newman media to play a key role in moving the entire company forward, and if you cannot demonstrate the leadership to do that, then, well, we’ll have no choice but to replace you with someone who can.

Sally: No pressure. Yes. Yes, I’m up for the challenge.

Nick: We realize we’re asking a lot of someone to run a company of this size, like you — no offense — but adam obviously had a lot of faith in you, but I’m sure he thought he’d be around to help guide you through it.

Sally: I can do this without his help.

Victoria: I suggest that you think about this very carefully before taking it on. There’s a lot more riding on this than just your pride. Millions of dollars worth of revenue, people’s livelihoods, their professional reputations, so if you can’t say with complete certainty that you can do the job, you should let me know now. I would be more than happy to give you a robust severance package and a positive recommendation for wherever you may want to go. The choice is yours.

Sally: I am exactly the right person to be running this company. I promise you will not regret this decision.

Victoria: Okay. Good. I look forward to working with you.

[ Door closes ]

Adam: He’s not in there.

Your friend must be a troublemaker.

Adam: Oh, you don’t know the half of it.

Ashland: Why are you here?

Adam: Uh, I came to check on you. You were M.I.A. I was worried about you. And what happened here? Were you robbed? Maybe we should call the police.

Ashley: So I think it’s obvious that kyle is the only one who has any influence with diane, right? I mean, he invited her to stay here, and he was putting her up the gcac.

Nikki: And he hired her at marchetti. We have to make him realize that that woman is not to be trusted.

Ashley: Could you speak to summer? Get her to open kyle’s eyes?

Phyllis: I’ve already spoken to summer about this like a million times. She just wants to support kyle. I’m not the best messenger when it comes to kyle and summer. I get very emotional when it comes to diane, and they both have decided that I’ve lost perspective.

Ashley: Is that because of what happened with you and jack?

Nikki: What are you talking about?

Phyllis: I’m sorry. What do you know?

Ashley: Um… I mean, jack just gave me the gist of it. And for the record, I don’t blame you for what you did, and I told him so.

Nikki: Alright, just a minute. What did phyllis do?

Noah: You know, I don’t have to leave right away. We could use the pool, like jack said.

Allie: But we already went swimming today.

Noah: Okay. Well, maybe i just want to spend more time with you.

Allie: Or maybe you are just trying to procrastinate from telling your dad.

Noah: Yes, I am procrastinating a little bit, but that does not negate the fact that I want to see you again. Maybe we can go back to the rooftop. It’s really fun at night. They got music, dancing…

Allie: I don’t know. I-I’m starting my jabot internship tomorrow, and I don’t want jack to think I’m not taking it seriously, you know? Like, how would it look if I was out partying all night?

Noah: We don’t have to stay that late. Unless this is your very nice way of telling me you’d rather not go.

Allie: No. No, it’s — it’s not that. I just — I don’t want jack to get the wrong idea.

Noah: Jack or — or me? If you have age-related macular degeneration,

Ashland: I, uh — I’m sorry about the mess. I will, uh… clean it up myself. I promise.

Adam: What happened to you? Have you been on a bender?

Ashland: I’ve been in jail. Not that it’s any of your business.

Adam: Well, I guess that explains why you haven’t answered my calls. But what could you have done to land you in jail? You tried to see harrison, didn’t you? You defied the restraining order.

Ashland: I thought I found an ally in diane.

Adam: If you would’ve asked me, I would have warned you against that.

Ashland: Mm.

Adam: No one has ever trusted her without living to regret it. Including me.

Ashland: Well, I thought she, more than anyone, would understand what it feels like to be separated from your own son. She’d taken harrison to the park… let me spend a little time with him, and then…

Adam: Well, you knew it. The cops were swarming. Yeah, she figured she could use you to score some points with the newmans.

Ashland: I’m pretty sure victor was behind it from the beginning.

Adam: Mm. Well, that does sound like dear old dad. But, uh, I guess the question now is, what do you intend to do about it?

Victoria: I think your first move should be hiring a coo with experience. Someone who’s been in the media business for years, who knows all the players, who could be a good resource for you. You know, there are several candidates within the company that we could promote.

Nick: What about darren? He’s got decades of experience.

Victoria: You know, I heard he was retiring, but maybe we could talk him out of it.

Nick: It’s worth a shot.

Sally: It won’t be necessary to recruit any new candidates.

Victoria: Why not?

Sally: Because I have already offered the job to someone, and they have accepted.

Victoria: Who?

Sally: Chloe mitchell.

Victoria: I thought the idea was to hire someone who could make up for your lack of experience.

Sally: It’s true that chloe has mostly worked in fashion, like me, but we worked really well together before. And she’s a smart and savvy creative thinker, and those are things that can’t be taught. She can learn the rest just like I did, just like adam did whenever victor put him in charge of newman media. He had absolutely no background in media and turned out to be very successful.

Victoria: Okay. Well, I will look at this as your first big decision. A test of your judgment. You and chloe can rise or fall together.

Noah: I hope that you’d let me know if anything that’s happened has made you uncomfortable. If you’d rather just stay friends, we can.

Allie: That’s not what I’m saying. And I know jack doesn’t have a problem with you. In fact, he goes on and on about how great you are.

Noah: I do have excellent references, but it really only matters what you think.

Allie: I guess I just still feel a bit blown away by how fast my life is changing. I mean, new home, job, family. And now this.

Noah: We’ll slow it down, then. We don’t have to go to the rooftop.

Allie: No, no, it sounds fun, and I don’t want to put it off.

Noah: Alright. I’ll see you there, then.

Allie: And maybe, when I show up, you can tell me how it went with your dad.

Noah: Right. Right, yeah. I might need a sympathetic ear by the end of the night.

Phyllis: Um… I was trying to send a message to diane, and jack felt used. I feel bad, but what’s done is done.

Nikki: Well, this may surprise you, but I agree with ashley. I mean, the impulse to fend off diane is sometimes overwhelming because she is a predator.

Phyllis: Yes, she is a predator. That’s my point. So when I try to talk to summer and kyle about diane, I’m very emotional. And they just see it like I’m trying to justify my behavior and I go nowhere.

Nikki: Yeah, I’ve tried talking to summer, too, with very little success. I don’t know. Maybe jack would be more receptive to what we have to say. I mean, not — not what you would say but what ashley and i would tell him.

Phyllis: Yeah, that’s great. I’m all for that. I mean, jack will listen to you. Definitely. And then kyle will listen to jack, for sure.

Ashley: I’m not that positive, actually, that jack would hear what we have to say, nikki, and I’m afraid that if we push too hard, it might backfire.

Phyllis: Wait a second. Why are you saying that?

Ashley: I think his feelings for diane are very complicated.

Phyllis: Oh. Wh– ashley, what’s that supposed to mean? (Kid 1) where’s lucky?

Nick: Do not hesitate to reach out to either one of us if you need advice or just someone to bounce ideas off of. We are here for you anytime you need.

Sally: Okay.

Victoria: We want to help you in any way that we can.

Sally: Is that a diplomatic way of saying that you want to keep tabs on me?

Victoria: No, not at all.

Nick: Think of it as us wanting to take a very active role in supporting you.

Sally: Uh-huh.

Victoria: I’m guessing that adam has probably said some negative things about us and warned you not to trust us, but I’m hoping by now that you’ll see that you can’t take everything that he says at face value.

Sally: Well, I do recall him telling me that I would regret getting involved with him. That much was true.

Victoria: Look, this is probably the last thing that you want to hear, but you’re better off without him. Adam has a way of turning on everyone eventually. And you have this opportunity now that he left you, in all honesty, that wouldn’t have happened if you were still together.

Sally: Well, this job is one hell of a silver lining, and I intend to make the most of it.

Nick: We are very eager to see what you can do with the role.

Sally: I appreciate that. You can count on me to come through for you.

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]

Ashland: You know, it’s been a long day. I have to clean up this room, so why don’t you just… leave? Hmm?

Adam: Okay. I’ll go. But then what? I mean, you can’t let this latest provocation go unanswered. You have to know that my family is going to go public with the news that you were arrested and you were thrown in jail. Right? They’re gonna leak it to the press or to that podcaster. They’re determined to destroy whatever is left of your reputation.

Ashland: And that breaks your heart, does it?

Adam: Look, it could have just as easily been me in the crosshairs. They’re probably gonna come after me when they’re done destroying you.

Ashland: You don’t think your family has any loyalty toward you?

Adam: Unfortunately, no. Okay. My dad only uses me, and my brother and sister make me think I can earn their loyalty and trust, but it isn’t true. It’s just one big rigged carnival game, like it always is.

Ashland: So now you’re rooting for me to tear them all to shreds?

Adam: Well, you did a pretty good job on this room. Or was that enough for you? You get it all out of your system? Or was a couple hours in jail to cool your heels enough to convince you to give up?

Ashland: I think you know me better than that.

Jack: Noah’s gone. Next time I see his car outside, I’ll come in the back.

Allie: That is not necessary. This is your house, and I should have been more aware of myself.

Jack: I was kidding, I was kidding. There’s no reason for you to be embarrassed. I told you, I like the idea of you spending time with noah. You’re getting out. You’re living your life. You’re having a ball. You deserve it.

Allie: I did have a really good time at the gcac rooftop pool. In fact, noah has asked me to come back and see it at night with him.

Jack: Well, I think you should do that. It sounds like fun. Or not. I don’t want to be nosy. Is there a problem?

Ashley: I don’t know exactly what is going on.

Phyllis: When you say “going on,” what does that mean?

Ashley: It’s nothing romantic. Oh, my. God forbid.

Nikki: Jack would have more sense than that.

Ashley: Well, I did speak with him earlier, and I got the impression he thinks that she deserves a second chance.

Phyllis: Oh, my — I can’T. I can’t even believe this. I can’t even believe this. I mean, this is precisely what I was talking to you about the other day. You guys have got to talk to jack. He cannot let his guard down even a little bit.

Ashley: I’m not sure what you expect us to do.

Phyllis: Then talk to him! Convince him!

Ashley: Shh!

Phyllis: Or else diane will ruin his life and my daughter’s like she has all of ours.

Ashley: Okay, phyllis, listen to me, okay? There are limitations to what my influence can actually be in this situation.

Phyllis: No, no! There are only the limitations that you have in your own mind, ashley.

Ashley: Are you okay? Are you okay? Seriously. Because we can’t be partners in this if nikki and I have to constantly worry about you going off the deep end and doing something stupid.

Phyllis: I’m not gonna do something stupid. I am focused. I am focused on bringing this woman down.

Ashley: I get it, but you can’t be irrational about it.

Nikki: Everybody — shh! — Stop. This is not productive. We need to keep our eyes on the prize… to get rid of diane. Kids, one year they want all dinosaurs stuff

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Allie: You don’t have anything to worry about, jack. Nothing is wrong. In fact, everything has gone so great that it feels overwhelming at times. Anyways, it’s a good problem to have.

Jack: I’m sure if you wanted to slow things down, noah would understand.

Allie: He’s already said that. And he’s been very sweet. He’s been kind and thoughtful of my feelings. And… and I really like him, if that’s not obvious.

Jack: Yeah, I kind of sensed that.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] God, I don’t know why I’m acting like a confused teenager.

Jack: Because love does that to people. Doesn’t matter how old you are. I’m not suggesting that you and noah are in the love phase. If you are, of course, that’s great. But, look, all I’m trying to say is, it’s none of my business. I just care that you’re happy. If you’re happy, I’m happy for you.

Allie: Thank you.

Ashley: So I think we have to face the facts here that jack, kyle, and summer don’t want to hear anything negative about diane. They are too invested in this incredible transformation that she’s apparently made. If we’re going to get them to change their minds, we’re going to have to give them evidence and not just suspicions.

Phyllis: Right. Right. Nikki, what about this investigation you have into diane’s past in los angeles? Any leads?

Nikki: Not yet, I’m sorry to say. “Taylor jensen” had a very low profile down there, but I’m not giving up.

Ashley: I’m so happy to hear that because I refuse to believe that diane was able to keep her hands clean for all those years. There has to be somebody who was a witness or a victim of one of her scams, right?

Nikki: That’s right.

Phyllis: Yeah. Allie is the only one she’s targeted from los angeles. By the way, I wanted to tell you, um, before you entered the coffeehouse, I had a conversation with diane, and she saw me talking to allie. I guess she overheard what we were saying, and she accused me of trying to use allie to get back into jack’s life.

Ashley: I can’t believe that. What a hypocrite after how she used allie.

Phyllis: I know. And you know what? It was a really light chat that allie and I were having. I mean, there was no ulterior motive.

Nikki: Sounds like diane was projecting.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Nikki: I mean, maybe she’s the one who wants to maintain a relationship with jack’s granddaughter. I’m sure she would love to have an ally in the house.

Ashley: Oh, I don’t like hearing that at all. Allie’s a lovely girl, but she’s nowhere near equipped to handle somebody as devious as diane. There’s just no way.

Phyllis: I know. When I was in california, I tried to warn allie about diane. She took it to heart. But I don’t know if she really understood it.

Ashley: Well, the subject has never come up between the two of us, but it’s going to have to now.

Ashland: Why don’t you just tell me why you’re here. I’m pretty sure it’s not because you’re concerned about my well-being.

Adam: Well, you’re right. I do have selfish reasons.

Ashland: Shocking. Can we please just cut to the chase?

Adam: Well, it’s not what you think. Okay? I just… I need someone to talk to. I need an ally, however tenuous. There’s not a whole lot of people in my life that I can be open about my anger towards my family. What about miss spectra? Why don’t you go cry on her shoulder?

Adam: It’s over.

Ashland: Really?

Adam: She couldn’t keep working at newman and stay in a relationship with me. It’s one or the other.

Ashland: And she chose to break up with you. That must have been a real blow to your ego.

Adam: Which puts us in the same position, with very little left to lose.

Ashland: Maybe. But one could also say that you’re in the same position as diane, needing to win points with victor in order to get back into his good graces. In fact, maybe that’s why you’re here right now. Maybe once you leave, you’ll go back to daddy dearest and… tell him about my whereabouts, my intentions.

Adam: Locke, I get why you would be skeptical, okay? Victoria lied to you more than once. Diane was someone you thought you could trust, and then they both turned on you. But I am done trying to impress my father. Anything that has to do with the newmans, I am out.

Ashland: That is exactly what victoria said right before she took $250 million of my money and transferred it into her own account. So, adam… I really don’t know what to make of you right now. I don’t know what to make of your proposal that we pair up.

Adam: Well, need I remind you that you were the one who made the case that we’re natural allies. And you’re right. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Right?

Ashland: Okay. How’s this? Since we’re so simpatico, why don’t you answer this question? If you were in my shoes, what would you do?

Adam: That’s easy. I would wreck everything. I would burn it all down to the ground. -Fixed. -That’s my son.

Nikki: I will keep you ladies posted on anything my investigation turns up.

Ashley: Okay, I’m gonna go talk to allie and see if diane’s trying to make any inroads with her.

Phyllis: Yeah, and I’m gonna stay out of diane’s path, because anything I do, she just twists around and she uses it against me, so…

Victoria: I don’t like the looks of this.

Nick: Agreed. It’s a little scary.

Victoria: Hello. Quite the trio.

Nikki: Hi.

Victoria: What’s going on?

Nikki: Oh, we’re just working on a project together.

Nick: Is it a charity thing?

Victoria: Before you answer yes, you might want to remember you’ve used that excuse before.

Nick: Yeah, last time you said you were doing something like that, you were trying to figure out a way to hide a body.

Phyllis: Oh. No body. That’s crazy. No. No bodies involved. No, we’re just working on a beautification project for the city. A way to make genoa city more beautiful and happier.

Nick: Okay.

Ashley: I have to go.

Phyllis: Duty calls.

Ashley: Bye.

Victoria: Bye.

Nikki: It’s really nothing to worry about, and I don’t care to discuss it any further.

Nick: Alright, well, whatever it is, I really hope it doesn’t get you into trouble.

Nikki: So how did it go with sally? Was she upset when you let her go?

Nick: There was a turn when we went to see her. She had a pretty persuasive defense about the work she’s done so far and an impressive argument about why she should stay in the job going forward.

Victoria: So we ended up changing our minds, and we are gonna give her a chance to prove herself.

Nikki: Really? What about her relationship with adam?

Nick: Adam actually did what he said he was gonna do. He ended things with her, so there’s no longer a conflict of interest.

Victoria: Sally’s put a lot of thought into where she wants to take newman media, and I think they’re surprisingly good ideas.

Nikki: Well, okay. I’ll trust your judgment. I want to hear more about her plans. Right now, though, I have a meeting. I’ve got to get back to the office, so I’ll catch you two later.

Nick: Love you.

Nikki: Love you.

Nick: Why do we really think the three of them were together?

Victoria: I have no idea what conspiracy they might be cooking up, but honestly, I’m happy to not be a part of it.

Nick: Yeah, well, we know mom can handle herself.

Victoria: Actually, I am more concerned about adam right now.

Nick: Why?

Victoria: Because if he really did break things off with sally, he’s gonna be even more emotionally unstable than he was before. It might push him to lash out in some way.

Ashland: Burn it all down — that’s very dramatic. But I’m gonna need you to be more specific. What exactly would you do?

Adam: Isn’t it obvious? You want to take revenge on my father, you have to hit him where it hurts — the business, his life’s work, his legacy. Okay, someone with your history and your reputation, you are prepared to pull this off perfectly. You have dismantled dozens of corporations, and you sent their founders spiraling into bankruptcy for things that were nothing compared to what victor put you through.

Ashland: That was business. This is personal. So I’m gonna go in a different direction.

Adam: Well, what do you have in mind?

Ashland: I’m gonna do you a favor. I’m gonna leave you with plausible deniability, and that way, later, when they ask you, you can honestly say you had no idea what was coming.

Adam: Well, I can be helpful with whatever it is that you’re planning. I can get inside my father’s head. I can anticipate his every move.

Ashland: Yeah, well, you don’t have to get too far inside victor’s head to understand that the company is not actually the most important thing to him. Just look at the extremes he’s gone to to protect his precious eldest daughter. If you want to hit him where it hurts…

Adam: You’re gonna go after victoria.

Ashland: I seem to have left you with the mistaken impression that we’re gonna be working together. We are not going to be working together. We’re on different tracks. So from here on in, I’m gonna go my own way.

Adam: You know, maybe we should talk this through. Like the —

Ashland: Yeah, you know what? The time for that has passed. I need to take a shower, get a hot meal. So, if you don’t mind…

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Your mission: Stand up to moderate

Noah: Hey, is dad around?

Sharon: I haven’t seen him today. Why, are you supposed to meet him here?

Noah: No, I just thought maybe I’d run into him.

Sharon: Why would you think that?

Noah: No reason. I just — I promised myself if I saw him today, I would talk to him about the whole new hope thing.

Sharon: Why don’t you just call or text him? Set up a time to meet instead of just leaving it to chance.

Noah: Yeah, I know, I know. I told allie that I’d talk to him about it today. I don’t know why I keep putting it off. I know he’s gonna be disappointed, but that’s no excuse.

Sharon: I understand it’s gonna to be hard, but I think you’ll feel relieved once you get it over with.

Noah: Yeah, I think you’re right. Thank you for the nudge. I think I needed that. Maybe that’s why I wound up here.

Sharon: Well, if it’s any consolation, I’m glad you’re here. It’s always nice to see your smiling face. But more importantly, the espresso machine is acting up again.

Noah: I’ll take care of it.

Sharon: Hey, you’re pretty cheerful for a guy who’s dreading having a difficult conversation.

Noah: That’s not the only thing I got going on.

Sharon: Really? What else is happening? Something good, I hope.

Noah: Something great.

Nick: I cannot wait to see how summer reacts when she finds out we gave sally a second chance.

Victoria: They’re still rivals after everything that’s happened?

Nick: Summer is never gonna forgive sally. I mean, she’s very much like phyllis when it comes to grudges. But you know what? I really think we made the right decision. Sally’s creative. She’s fiery. She really wants to prove herself on her own merits. That’s exactly the kind of person we need in that job. And I think she’s gonna give it her all.

Victoria: If only to show adam that he made a mistake in dumping her.

Nick: Yeah, still have some questions about that. Starting to feel like adam did that just so sally could keep her job.

Victoria: Are you saying that adam did something noble and unselfish?

Nick: Wouldn’t be the first time.

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Victoria?

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Sally: We need to talk. I meant what I said. If you only broke up with me so I could keep my ceo title, I don’t want the job. I want the truth. We need to talk. I meant what I said. If you only broke up with me so I could keep my ceo title, I don’t want the job.

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Victoria: I think we should have press conferences every day. I’ve forgotten how much fun they can be when they’re for a good reason.

Nikki: Oh, she’s addicted to the buzz.

Nick: Because they’re all about her.

Victoria: That is not true. There is a lot of excitement surrounding your return to the company.

Nikki: Yes, everybody loves a comeback.

Victoria: However, I did notice that someone was conspicuously silent on the matter. Adam.

Nick: He said he was gonna walk away.

Victoria: Well, I guess he meant at this time.

Nikki: Well, then what you said earlier is true. We will make sure that newman media is our first order of business.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: In answer to your first question, I am here.

Sally: Oh, my god, thank goodness. I thought something happened to you or that you were ghosting me.

Adam: Yeah, I’m al in one piece, unharmed. See?

Sally: So you were avoiding me.

Noah: Coffee’s on me, so order whatever you like.

Allie: Wow, that’s rather magnanimous of you for a guy who’s never paid for a cup of coffee here in his life because his mom owns the place.

Noah: Do you want one or not?

Allie: Iced with the works.

Noah: Okay. Whipped cream?

Allie: Sure. Why not? I feel like I’ve been good today.

Noah: Oh, you have been exactly what I needed for much longer than that. You stuck around to listen while I figured out the whole new hope thing.

Allie: And what to do with your life.

Noah: And most people would’ve told me to shut up and get on with it already.

Allie: Noah, hey, listen, it’s a big decision. You’re about to go seriously disappoint your father, and these things have to be handled very carefully.

Noah: Okay, you did not just say that.

Allie: I know it sounds harsh, but I promise you that I am helping.

Noah: How exactly are you helping?

Allie: By giving you reminders of what the worst will happen, it’ll build up your immunity to it.

Noah: Hmm. Okay. Well, maybe you can help me come up with some ways to not feel like a total jerk for leaving my dad’s charity.

Allie: I’m just being realistic. Look, your father is kind and understanding and laid back, but this isn’t gonna be an easy conversation.

Noah: Yeah. Hey, you know what I should do? I should just bring you along with me. That way, you can blurt out the bad news before I get a chance to say anything.

Allie: You mean like I just did with your sister and her wife?

Noah: Mm-hmm. It’s good to know you can keep a secret.

Allie: That’s not true. Most of the time, I am a vault. I don’t know what happened earlier.

Noah: Maybe I just make you nervous. Is it my devilish good looks, or perhaps it’s my unique brand of humor?

Allie: What you might have seen there was me being afraid that you were gonna make a joke and I would have to scrape up a pity laugh. I’m so sorry, though, for telling mariah and tessa.

Noah: It’s okay. I wanted their opinion almost as much as I wanted yours.

Allie: Don’t give me credit for that. You made this decision on your own.

Noah: You know, you really got to quit it with this excessive of modesty thing. Sometimes you just got to take the compliment. You know, live in the moment.

Phyllis: Hey, allie, noah. Look at you two. You’re so adorable together.

Ashley: And I’m telling you, your granddaughter was the absolute star at jabot today. She asked all the right questions. She knew all the right answers at the orientation.

Jack: You already have the reviews from chemists in the lab.

Ashley: They love her.

Jack: I knew they would.

Ashley: She’s familiar with the equipment already, jack. She’s making herself at home. She’s gonna run the joint pretty soon.

Jack: She is keemo’s daughter.

Ashley: She’s so smart. She’s so intuitive. Just like her father.

Jack: You know what, I missed such important time with him, but having her here, helping nurture her skills in the family business is a dream come true.

Ashley: Proud grandpa speaking here.

Jack: Yeah. Hey, make no mistake. No special favors. She sinks or swims 100% on her own.

Ashley: She’s made it clear she wants nothing special just because she’s an abbott.

Jack: I think this is gonna work out. I hope it does.

Ashley: You hope it does, huh? Of course it will. She’s happy. And how’s jack? Is jack happy?

Jack: No complaints.

Ashley: Well, I was thinking about asking about your love life.

Jack: No, don’t do that.

Ashley: Haven’t seen phyllis around lately.

Jack: Yeah, we’re both very busy people.

Ashley: Not that long ago, you were joined at the hip.

Jack: Well, that’s kind of an exaggeration, isn’t it?

Ashley: She did it, didn’t she?

Jack: What? What are you saying?

Ashley: Phyllis pulled a phyllis.

Jack: I don’t even know what that means.

Ashley: Jack, you know exactly what it means. What did she do? Listen, I’m done settling. Because this is my secret.

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Adam: I never went to chicago.

Sally: Okay. Well… what did you do instead?

Adam: I went over this latest mind game that my father played, how I responded. I looked at every move and countermove that we’ve made since this whole thing started.

Sally: Okay, why didn’t you just tell me that or, better yet, use me as your sounding board?

Adam: Well, I just needed some time to be alone. I needed to understand why I allowed myself to be manipulated into thinking that he believed in me. I mean, he dangled the ceo position in front of me, and I — I fell for it. Twice.

Sally: Well, yeah, I mean, what your father did was inexcusable, but you shouldn’t beat yourself up for trusting him.

Adam: Well, trusting him was a huge mistake. And it’s just… it’s made me question everything that I’ve done since I came back to this town. Everything that I’ve done to infuriate him, undermine his trust, question my ability, my fitness for the job, which is why you were the last person that I need as a sounding board right now.

Sally: Why would you say that?

Adam: Because I realized you are the reason I am on the outside. You are standing between me and everything that I want.

Phyllis: Hey, your internship at jabot is starting soon, right?

Allie: Wow. You remembered.

Phyllis: Of course. Of course. It’s a really big deal. You know, those chemists, they — they churn out dozens of new product year after year. And when a bright new chemist enters, I mean, it’s a game changer.

Allie: You know, in chemistry, you call that a catalyst.

Phyllis: Ah.

Allie: I actually just had my orientation.

Phyllis: That’s great. Congratulations.

Allie: Thank you.

Phyllis: Did jack happen to tell you that I was once ceo at jabot?

Allie: I’m not really sure.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Allie: Yeah.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, if you ever want to talk, I can give you some insight as to how everything’s run there. In fact, why don’t I get some drinks and some pastries and we could talk now?

Noah: Oh, no, she can’T.

Phyllis: Why not?

Noah: Uh, we — we have that thing that we’re going to, and we don’t want to be late to that because…

Allie: He’s great. I’m so sorry, but I’m sure you understand.

Noah: Busy woman like phyllis, better believe she does. Matter of fact, we have taken up way too much time as it is, so we should probably go on.

Allie: I’m sure we’ll catch up soon. I’ll talk to you later, phyllis. Okay. Bye.

Diane: Wow. You can really clear a room.

Jack: There are certain aspects of my life I am not comfortable sharing with my sister.

Ashley: Oh, shush, you can share everything with me. You know that by now. So what happened?

Jack: Phyllis lured me into a romantic assignation in her hotel, and then contrived to have diane see what I foolishly thought was an intimate moment between the two of us.

Ashley: Hmm. How childish of her.

Jack: Yeah, what I thought was a giant step in my relationship with phyllis, she thought of as an opportunity to send diane a message. And don’t let this fuel your ongoing animosity toward phyllis.

Ashley: Why couldn’t it be both?

Jack: Meaning what?

Ashley: Why couldn’t this be a big step in your relationship, but also, why can’t phyllis be making a point with diane?

Jack: Why, ashley, it almost sounds like you are defending phyllis’ actions.

Ashley: No, listen. Okay, phyllis is still not my favorite person, but this is diane jenkins we’re talking about, and we both know what she’s capable of. So if you look at the situation from that perspective, it makes sense that phyllis would want to set some boundaries proactively. And this is phyllis we’re talking about, so if you were expecting subtlety, well, shame on you.

Jack: You’re saying I should forgive phyllis. How did olay top expensive creams?

Phyllis: Well, I didn’t clear a room. You’re still here.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] We both know that noah and allie didn’t have a thing to go to. They’re trying to get away from you.

Phyllis: You don’t know what you’re talking about.

Diane: You know, maybe she’s onto you. Maybe she’s picked up on the fact that you were trying to make her your bestie so she’ll go back to jack and tell him how nice you are. And then he’ll change his mind, and then he’ll have you back in his life.

Phyllis: Okay, that’s not what I’m doing.

Diane: Yes, you are. I know it, allie knows it, and jack will know it, too. You’re using his granddaughter. It’s not a good look.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Before I make a final decision about the fate of sally spectra, I’d like to hear from the other valued members of my executive team.

Nikki: I agree with your previous assessment. Newman media needs a qualified leader, someone who is used to making deals and being in the front of the pack. It is impossible to ignore that sally has zero experience leading a media entity. There’s also the adam thing. We all know he’ll be pulling her strings, even though he said he’s walking away from the company and her.

Nikki: What? They’re breaking up? Well, that’s interesting timing.

Victoria: I’d love to hear your take.

Nikki: I wouldn’t be surprised if adam is just pretending to break up with her so that we will keep her on as ceo of the media division.

Victoria: Nick said the same thing. Well, you know my thinking on the matter, and since we’re all in agreement and we’ve had total transparency, I think we need to handle this as soon as possible.

Nikki: I have a meeting with the real-estate division, so I will leave the two of you to let sally know that her services are no longer required.

Sally: It’s natural for you to be curious and looking for someone to blame. Your sister put the entire company at risk, and then your father reinstated her so fast it broke speed records. And your brother, who turned his back on the entire business, handed a job in the c-suite. They’re the ones that deserve your anger. But blaming me makes absolutely no sense because I’ve been the one that stood by you and believed in you, and that’s never changed.

Adam: Sally, you were the one who sabotaged victor’s granddaughter. Okay, you’re universally despised by his inner circle, and you nearly sabotaged the newman media launch. Okay? I made you a fixture in my life, and you’ve just become a huge liability.

Sally: Victor may hate the things that I’ve done, but the fact that I’m still here proves that he’s come to look at me differently. He’s accepted me and maybe even respects me a little.

Adam: But it’s made him stop respecting me. This isn’t about your talent, it’s not about your intellect. It’s because I chose to keep you in my life. And it’s cost me everything that I have ever wanted, okay? You’re the reason that I’m even in this position.

Sally: Why are you being so cruel?

Adam: I’m not being cruel. I’m being honest.

Sally: Do you hear yourself right now? How crazy you sound?

Adam: The really crazy thing is making the choice to be with you at all.

Adam: I should have listened to my father. I should have taken him seriously when he said you were bad news. He had a lot more concerns than I let on.

Sally: Why would you hide that from me?

Adam: I wanted to spare your feelings. And in time, he stopped letting his displeasures be known, but he found another way to get his message through loud and clear.

Sally: How?

Adam: By refusing to consider me as someone who could be the rightful heir of newman enterprises. Okay, he dangled the prize right in front of me, first by making me ceo and then installing me in the job to lure victoria back. I mean, I deluded myself into thinking that I could use those opportunities to prove that I am worthy to him. But you see, his mind, it was already made up. “Stay with this woman, and I will never respect you.”

Sally: I am not buying any of this. You don’t give a damn what your father thinks about me.

Adam: Okay. Well, I care about the consequences.

Sally: Stop acting like this.

Adam: This is who I am. Don’t you know that? Okay, billy laid out my history in graphic detail, sally. You came into this thing with your eyes wide open.

Sally: You told me you loved me. And you showed me in ways that are impossible to fake.

Adam: I’m not saying that I didn’t love you. I’M…just saying I didn’t love you enough.

Sally: You told me that I was what you always needed. And you meant it. I know you did. So how can you just stand there and pretend like you don’t care?

[ Chuckles ] Wait a second, un– unless that is why you’re doing it. Because you told me that you were gonna find a solution that works for everyone. You — you were gonna do whatever it took to keep me in that chair.

Adam: No, I said a lot of things that I didn’t mean.

Sally: If this is some insane attempt to protect me against victor and victoria, if you are distancing yourself from me so I can keep my job, I don’t want it. I don’t want it. Not like this. You mean more to me. So you can just drop this cruel and, frankly, pointless act and tell me that you are just doing all of this to protect me… and I will forgive you.

Ashley: I am the last person that would defend what phyllis did to you. And I’m sure it was very hurtful when you realized that she had cheapened the time that you had together. How’s that for dancing around the issue?

Jack: Oh, you’re a regular ginger rogers.

Ashley: Oh, good, because the point is, when you got back from L.A., I saw a light in your eye that I hadn’t seen for a long time.

Jack: Yes, I learned I had a brilliant and beautiful granddaughter.

Ashley: Big part of it, but there was something else. Are you gonna make me say it? Do I really have to say it?

Jack: What?

Ashley: [ Sighs ] I got the feeling that you were falling back in love with phyllis. And it made you happy, so it made me happy.

Jack: You’re not wrong. That’s what made her betrayal all the more painful.

Ashley: I get it. I get it. And under any other circumstances, I would agree with you 1,000%. I really would. But I think that she deserves a second chance this time.

Jack: Why are you cutting her so much slack?

Ashley: Because when it comes to fighting diane jenkins, all bets are off, and you used to know that. So my question for you is, if things were so great with you and phyllis, why did she feel that she had the need to let diane know where things stood with you?

Jack: I can’t begin to fathom what makes phyllis do what phyllis —

Ashley: That’s not true. You know how she works. Right? She acts out when she feels wronged. So what set her off?

Jack: Can we just drop this, please?

Ashley: No, we can’T. You are clearly forging a path of forgiveness for diane, for all the horrendous and horrible things that she’s done. And yet you won’t forgive phyllis for doing something out of love. I agree it was twisted, but she did it to protect her relationship with you. I think that you have a lot more complicated feelings for diane than you’re willing to admit.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: I just said hi to allie. Of course, you, of all people, would think I had ulterior motives.

Diane: If I had dug myself into a hole as deep as you had, I’d be doing anything I could to get out of it.

Phyllis: Ugh, diane, you’re not gonna provoke me. I’m not playing your game.

Diane: Oh, funny how you’re accusing me of playing games when you were the one who toyed with jack in order to make a point to me.

Phyllis: Those are fighting words.

Diane: Oh. Are you accusing me of breaking our peace treaty?

Phyllis: No, I’m not because you would never do that out in public, in front of everyone.

Diane: It’s not the case at all. I’m quite happy with our detente. I wouldn’t do anything to wreck it.

Phyllis: You know, it takes a really paranoid mind to believe that a simple conversation between two women has some nefarious plot connected to it.

Diane: Phyllis, you were trying to wheedle your way back into jack’s life and getting into his good graces by using his grandchild. I actually feel sorry for you.

Phyllis: Alright.

Diane: No, no, I’m serious. It is such a shame that you have managed to screw up a romance that is so important to you. Meanwhile, I am rebuilding my relationship with kyle and enjoying time with my grandson.

Phyllis: Oh, spare me.

Diane: You know, I accept that some people don’t believe I’ve changed.

Phyllis: Because you haven’T.

Diane: So I’m going to focus on those whose opinions matter to me. The people who are giving me a chance to prove myself, both professionally and personally. I am so looking forward to working with my son and your daughter and jack, of course, now that we’re all part of the big jabot family.

Phyllis: What’s your point?

Diane: I guess it’s that my life is in such a good place right now that the last thing I want is for things to be adversarial between the two of us.

Phyllis: Okay, you know what? I’m not buying this miraculous transformation that you’re peddling all over town.

Diane: Phyllis, you need to accept that I’m a permanent fixture here.

Phyllis: Do I?

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: Oh. Well, things don’t last forever, diane.

Diane: Is that a threat?

Phyllis: An observation.

Nikki: Did she say permanent fixture?

Phyllis: Yes, she did.

Nikki: Oh, god, she’s delusional.

Diane: I feel so special. Bringing together two women who despise each other.

Nikki: I’m glad that diane is becoming more confident.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. She’ll let her guard down.

Nikki: Mm.

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Adam: Forgiveness? Right, that would mean that there’s a future out there for us and I want to smooth things over so we can start again.

Sally: Why can’t we?

Adam: Because that’s not who I am, sally.

Sally: You said —

Adam: I said a lot of things, and now I’m telling you that I don’t want you in my life anymore. Okay? This is my priority. It’s reclaiming my place. Regaining my father’s respect. Hell, regaining respect for myself.

Sally: You’re not making any sense.

Adam: I hate what being with you has cost me, but even more, I hate what it’s turned me into. I’m somebody who’s griping that his daddy mistreats him, who isn’t appreciated enough or given enough. I mean, how did I expect someone, much less my father, to take me seriously? Okay, I need to get away from you, and I need to get back to regaining credibility in his eyes. And I need to get back to being the kind of man that takes what he wants, like I always have.

Sally: So suddenly, you care more about kissing up to victor than you do about me and about us?

Adam: Look, whatever momentary glee I got from rubbing you in everyone’s face, whatever pleasure that I derived from being with you, it wasn’t worth it. We’re done. Was that clear enough for you?

Sally: Everyone really was right about you… from the beginning. You are a self-serving bastard.

Adam: Well, at least you got a ceo job out of the deal. If you can hang on to it.

Sally: Go to hell.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Um, it’s done. Okay, I’m out of here. I’m out of sally’s life. I’m out of your life. But one more thing — don’t be fooled by her tough exterior. She’s having a pretty tough time accepting things are over between us. The worst mistake she could have made is getting involved with me, so I would hate to see her lose her job on top of everything. She’s a hard worker. She has a lot of fresh ideas. She’s loyal and dedicated. She deserves to be here. Give her a chance and you’ll see that.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Come in.

Nick: Hi, sally.

Sally: Hi.

Victoria: I hope you have a few minutes.

Sally: Yes, whatever you need. Make yourselves comfortable. Can I get you guys a drink?

Nick: Uh, no, we’re okay. Thank you.

Sally: Okay. Glad to hear it. Why waste time on niceties when I have to go wallow in the pity of my freshly broken heart?

[ Sighs ] Okay, look, I’ve done this so many times. I know it word for word. This is the part where you tell me it’s just not working, right? Because forget about what actually is working or what I can actually accomplish here, or what I am currently accomplishing. Because all you care about is playing the game, right?

Allie: So I thought of something that you are actually good at.

Noah: I’m dying to hear it.

Allie: You got me out of that conversation with phyllis. That is a very, very special skill.

Noah: Yeah. What was that all about?

Allie: She’s trying to use me, I think, as a way to get more information about the abbotts, about jack specifically. I don’t know. I think there’s some kind of drama going on between them.

Noah: With phyllis, it’s almost guaranteed.

Jack: Whatever is going on between phyllis and me has nothing to do with diane.

Ashley: You cannot possibly be that dumb. You don’t really believe that, do you? Because I don’t even spend that much time with you, and I can see that you’ve got complicated feelings for diane.

Jack: Ash —

Ashley: You do. Maybe compassion because of kyle and harrison.

Jack: I am just trying to be fair.

Ashley: But if I notice it, can you imagine how it must make phyllis feel to see you bending over backwards, being kind to somebody that she despises, that has done really horrible things to her?

Jack: I don’t know.

Ashley: It’s making her crazy because, frankly, it’s making me crazy. And I cannot imagine the impulses that phyllis is having to stifle every single day of her life.

Jack: Everything I am doing, I am doing for kyle. He is invested in trying to reestablish a relationship with his mother. And diane deserves to know her son, given how she has handled everything that’s been thrown at her since she came back to town.

Ashley: Diane is not your friend. Don’t buy her act, jack. Nothing good can come of it.

Jack: Diane is not the issue. My issue with phyllis is her penchant for self-sabotage, her inability to embrace what is good. I have given her many chances in the past. I cannot go through this again. We are better off as friends. Let’s drop this, please, now. Oh, you’ve got to have the last word. Go ahead.

Ashley: Things are never as simple as they seem with diane.

Jack: I’m going to go check on adam, see what’s going on there.

Ashley: Are you kidding me? Do you have to befriend every single pariah in town? You are way too forgiving. Except when it comes to phyllis.

Jack: Buy you a cup of coffee?

Adam: [ Sighs ] I’m not in the mood for company.

Jack: Which is exactly why I’m joining you. I know that look. I perfected that look, and I know what it means.

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Jack: I saw the press conference. Victoria reinstated as ceo.

Adam: Yeah. Whole family’s up there. Dad’s dream come true.

Jack: Your absence was conspicuous.

Adam: Well, hey, that’s my middle name, jack.

Jack: The press was told you were moving on to pursue other ventures. I hope that’s the case.

Adam: Let’s just say I — I get it now. I mean, all those years that you were at war with my father, I mean, he is relentless. You think he’s doing one thing, and in reality, he’s doing something completely different. And by the time you catch up, he’s just changed the rules.

Jack: Congratulations. You caught on.

Adam: Yeah. Well, you’d think he’d learn there’s only so much you can push a man past his limits before he pushes back.

Jack: Adam, this isn’t the first time your father has done something like this to you.

Adam: No. But this time is different. This time there is no going back.

Sally: You guys have been so busy swapping out nameplates in the executive suite that I’m sure you’re unaware of what I’ve actually accomplished here. But I believe that I’ve earned the right to be judged based on my own achievements, regardless of my personal relationship with adam.

Victoria: I see.

Sally: What you haven’t seen is that I have been working night and day studying, researching, and learning the history of this company and reimagining its future. I have established a clear mission statement and I am building connections that matter, and it is having an impact. Not that any of you newmans are paying attention. We are bringing in fresh, new perspectives. We are becoming more inclusive. Yes, sure, content is still king because we still have to feed the masses, but we are also prioritizing connectivity. The world is changing, and we need to be the ones that people turn to for services to help them engage and stay informed and connect with the world. Not that I have been able to apply that amount of energy to my personal life.

[ Sighs ] But I just want you guys to know that this has been one of the greatest opportunities of my life, and I’m really gonna miss the view from this office. Among other things. So honestly, if you could just get this over with, I will pack up my things and get out of your hair and we can all just go back to our day.

Nick: Can I talk to you outside for a minute?

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Diane: Some women feel threatened when they hear people talking about them, but I kind of enjoy being the center of attention.

Nikki: Yes, we’re acutely aware of that.

Ashley: So is this a private party or can anybody join?

Diane: Hello, ashley.

Phyllis: We’re just talking about how diane is strolling around town without a care in the world.

Nikki: Savoring all those wonderful memories.

Phyllis: Gainfully employed, pretending to be a doting grandmother.

Diane: Dee dee. That’s harrison’s pet name for me.

Ashley: Until he grows up and finds out who you really are and then becomes the object of your machinations, just like kyle.

Nikki: Yes, then he’ll have all kinds of choice words for you.

Phyllis: It’s only a matter of time, diane.

Diane: Wow, you ladies are a hoot. What a fun way to pass the afternoon, but, oh, look at the time. I have a job to return to and a life. So I will give your love to summer and kyle and jack.

Nikki: Something has to be done about that woman.

Phyllis: I mean, at least the three of us can agree on that, right?

Ashley: Oh, yes, we can. Better skin from your body wash?

Noah: Best description of phyllis…

[ Sighs ] Hmm. Force of nature? Like an earthquake or forest fire. But she doesn’t understand boundaries, so if she crosses one, you got to say something.

Allie: Okay. Got it.

Noah: On the other hand, I think she has a good heart and she means well and she would move mountains for the ones she loves, like summer.

Allie: She seems so different from summer.

Noah: That’s ’cause summer takes after my dad. He is the steady presence in the middle of the hurricane. He balances everything out.

Allie: Then maybe it’s time for you to have that honest conversation with him. Hey, tell him how you feel about stepping away from new hope. Hey. It’s not gonna be easy. And I know you’re gonna feel like you’re letting him down. But remember, nick is a good dad and good dads want more than anything for their kids to be happy. Trust me, I know from experience.

Noah: Thank you, allie, for saying that, for a great day at the pool. For everything.

Phyllis: Will someone please explain to me why this woman gets a do-over? I don’t get it.

Ashley: I am not giving her a free pass.

Phyllis: But everybody in town seems to be doing that. I mean, not just kyle, but michael, too.

Ashley: And jack.

Nikki: Yeah, even jack.

Phyllis: Jack. Yes, he is. You know, jack just said that he would go along with whatever kyle decided.

Ashley: Diane is capitalizing on that. She’s playing it perfectly.

Phyllis: Yeah, and she’s using kyle again to get to jack, just like she did when he was little.

Nikki: Because this is what she does.

Ashley: She framed you for arson.

Phyllis: Well, she slept with your fiancé, right? And she blackmailed you.

Nikki: She left me to be blamed for her murder. I win. Now, something has to be done about her.

Ashley: You know what? It would be a public service.

Phyllis: Could we do something? I mean, the three of us?

Nikki: Why not?

Phyllis: Well, I mean, we can’t stand to be in the same room with each other.

Nikki: Ah, but the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Ashley: Right. I mean, at least temporarily.

Nikki: If we all pooled our talents…

Ashley: Maybe we can get diane out of our lives.

Phyllis: Yeah. Forever this time.

Nick: You got to admit, what sally said in there was extremely impressive.

Victoria: She was scrambling to keep her job.

Nick: When people’s backs are against the wall, you’ll find out what means most of them, what they’re made of, and how far they’re willing to go to keep what’s important. That job means everything to her.

Victoria: But does she have what it takes?

Nick: I think she does. She has a clear plan, one she’s ready to start implementing. No matter how you feel about her, she’s got good ideas, and her vision for newman media is exactly what we’re looking for. You do realize that, right?

Sally: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: This is what I’m worried about, adam. You’re hurt and you want to lash out. Do not give over to your worst impulses. That is exactly what victor is expecting of you.

Adam: Oh, I’m well aware of that. It would be pointless for me to go after my father. I am the last person that he needs to worry about.

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Phyllis: Hey. Why are you still here? I thought Victoria scraped you off of the bottom of her shoe.

Ashland: Beat it, Phyllis.

Phyllis: Not beating it. I can be here.

Ashland: Yeah. Okay, fine. I admit I am not the guy who decides who comes and goes in this park. In fact, I don’t decide much of anything these days.

Phyllis: It must suck reaping what you sow.

Ashland: Boy, you really are enjoying gloating over my downfall, aren’t you?

Phyllis: I am.

Ashland: Oh.

Phyllis: I actually am. Yeah. What are you doing here? Honestly, I thought Victoria got rid of you. And I’m really impressed with her. Maybe I’ll give her a party at the Grand Phoenix for getting rid of you professionally and personally.

Ashland: That is a fantastic idea. You should get on that right now

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Ashland: My gosh, just look at you. Is it possible you’ve grown like a foot since the last time I saw you?

Harrison: Maybe.

Ashland: Oh, then that means I’ve been away for way too long. I-I — I’m so sorry that we haven’t been able to spend more time together.

Harrison: I miss you, father.

Ashland: I miss you too, son. I’ve just been… I’ve been traveling. I’ve been very busy.

Harrison: With work?

Ashland: Yeah. Yeah. And I may have to leave again soon, so I’m really glad that I’m seeing you right now.


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Ashland: You’re looking for harrison?

Kyle: Where is he?

Ashland: Relax. You didn’t have to bring the cavalry.

Kyle: Where is my son?

Ashland: He’s fine. He’s right down there by the pond with your mother.

Michael: I see them.

Kyle: I’m gonna go get him.

Summer: No, you stay here and keep an eye on ashland. I’ll go check on harrison.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] So what’s the plan? You’re gonna keep me here until the cops arrive?

Michael: They’ll be here any second. So don’t even think about fleeing. There’s no way out. Too many witnesses here have seen you with harrison in direct violation of the restraining order.

Kyle: What the hell were you thinking?

Ashland: I was trying to reassure that little child that I haven’t abandoned him. That yet another person hasn’t walked out of his life. That’s my crime, and you want to have me arrested for it? For — for showing compassion and kindness to that child? Kyle, this is madness. I just wanted to have a moment with him, to hold him, to look him in the eye and to say goodbye. Are you all so cold that you actually think I’m a threat to him?

Nikki: You’re a threat to everyone you come in contact with. And now you’re finally going where you belong — a jail cell.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: Everything is set for the press conference. We just have a few last things that we need to cover.

Victor: But, sweetheart, we only three of us here. Where’s your mother? And by the way, perhaps adam as well. How did your conversation with him go?

Nick: Yeah, I’d like to hear what adam has to say for himself.

Victoria: It went exactly as I predicted. He made a pitch for me to keep sally on as head of newman media. He went all out. But there was a surprising twist to his appeal. He said that he wouldn’t interfere in sally’s decision because they’ve broken up.

Sally: I love you, but in the interest of being a good partner, you need to call me back and let me know what is going on. You’re driving me absolutely crazy with this disappearing act and not in a good way.

[ Sighs ]

Chloe: Is everything okay?

Sally: Yeah. Everything is super, especially since I love uncertainty and being ignored.

Chloe: What’s going on?

Sally: I haven’t heard from adam since yesterday. He sent a brief text saying that he was going to chicago for the night and not to worry, but now he’s not responding, so I can’t help but worry.

Noah: Here we are, two mock mojitos.

Mariah: Thank you.

Noah: Thanks for agreeing to come out with me today. Wouldn’t have been much fun by myself.

Mariah: Well, then I’m glad you called us, because that’s one thing that tessa and I can do — bring the fun.

Tessa: It’s true. We’re a nonstop traveling carnival.

Noah: Oh, don’t I know it. I thought to myself, “who can light up a room the second they walk through the door?”

Mariah: Yeah, I’d say that’s us.

Noah: And apparently you bring swimwear to work, so that’s a plus.

Mariah: Well, we — we weren’t at work.

Noah: Oh, where were you?

Tessa: Um… at the doctor’S. I was getting a second opinion about my vocal nodes.

Noah: How’d it go?

Tessa: Not great.

Ashland: So the cops who are on their way, I assume they’re also on victor’s payroll, just like the judge who came up with this ridiculous restraining order?

Michael: I have no idea what you’re talking about. Everything here is on the up and up. Not everybody needs to be paid off to enforce the law.

Diane: Harrison’s fine. Summer’s with him now. They’re just looking at the ducks.

Kyle: Thank you.

Ashland: Yes, thank you so much, diane, for looking out for harrison’s best interests. You are a saint.

Diane: Just trying to protect my grandson.

Ashland: Really? From me? That’s why you set this up? This was your handiwork, wasn’t it?

Michael: You don’t have anyone to blame but yourself, locke.

Ashland: The hell I don’T.

Officer roberts: We received a report of a restraining order violation.

Nikki: Yes. That man right there.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Okay, okay, look, officer, this is an innocent mistake. I just happened to be here going for a walk in the park. Harrison saw mE. He came running to me. I couldn’t turn my back on him. That would have been devastating for him. You must understand that. Do you have children?

Officer roberts: I’m just here to enforce the law, sir.

Ashland: Okay, okay. Can — can we just not make this a big thing, please? I don’t think harrison should see me getting arrested.

Kyle: I’ll go distract him right now.

Officer roberts: Are you coming voluntarily or do I need these?

Ashland: I’m not gonna fight this.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] That’s a relief. Good work, diane. Diane did the right thing, didn’t she, nikki? Michael: My tip is, the worst lies

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Nikki: Yes, diane did the right thing in telling us that ashland was here in violation of his restraining order.

Summer: Is he gone? Did they arrest him?

Michael: They did, thanks to diane.

Summer: I-is that true?

Nikki: It is. Diane is the one who alerted us while keeping harrison safe.

Diane: Well, I was in the right place at the right time, and I was happy to help. I hope this shows you that I’m one of the good guys, nikki.

Nikki: One decent move does not erase a lifetime of destruction.

Diane: It’s a start. But anyway, your opinion of me wasn’t my main concern. I did it for kyle and summer and my sweet little grandson.

Tessa: The doctor today had the same diagnosis as the first.

Noah: So what does that mean?

Mariah: Surgery.

Noah: [ Sighs ] When?

Tessa: Tomorrow.

Noah: That’s soon.

Tessa: Yeah, well, I already had it scheduled. I was hoping that the second opinion would be different from the first. But no luck.

Mariah: We are going to be very, very, very, very, very, very positive. Got it?

Noah: That’s a lot of positivity.

Mariah: Yes. It’s just the perfect amount, right?

Tessa: Yes. And that’s why we are so glad that you called so we could hang out by the pool and relax and not think about tomorrow.

Noah: Hey, I’m sure everything’s gonna be fine. The surgery will go well. You’ll be back on stage in no time.

Tessa: That’s what I’m hoping for.

Allie: Hey, you guys.

Mariah: Hey!

Noah: Hey. Please, take a seat.

Allie: Thanks.

Noah: It’s actually ali’s relaxation day today, too. She starts her first day at jabot tomorrow.

Tessa: [ Gasps ]

Mariah: Oh, my gosh. So fun. Yeah. I mean, we can have lunch at the jabot cafeteria. Or we could have lunch here. I mean…

Allie: Sorry. I was just admiring this place. It’s very cool. It reminds of the L.A. Rooftop bars.

Noah: Except this one’s only open during the summer. That’s wisconsin weather for you.

Tessa: [ Chuckles ]

Noah: Mm.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, official new hope business.

Allie: So you didn’t talk to your dad yet about your plans?

Mariah: Plans? What plans?

Sally: Don’t you think it’s odd that adam left town without having a conversation with me about it?

Chloe: Of all of the things i find odd about adam, I wouldn’t even rank that in the top 100. Were you two arguing about something?

Sally: No. I mean, things were great. We were happy. In fact, we’d actually just snuck away to our little secret getaway suite for some private time, and I felt so connected to him.

Chloe: Okay, okay, yeah, yeah. I just — I don’t need any more details. Maybe he was pulled away for work, some kind of emergency.

Sally: [ Sighs ] It’s not really a possibility since he has officially walked away from newman.

Chloe: You know, I was wondering how that was gonna play out when victoria came back.

Sally: Yeah, well, it played out exactly like she wanted. She is back in charge and he is out in the cold.

Chloe: Uh-oh. Hmm. You know, I know adam’s instinct is always to get payback. So do we all have to take cover?

Sally: He went on a rampage at first, but he has calmed down and he promised me that he wasn’t gonna get into any trouble.

Chloe: Oh, adam newman made a promise. Yeah, we’ve — we’ve got nothing to worry about.

Sally: It’s not like that, chloe. When he says something to me, he means it.

Chloe: Okay, look, I’ve been down this road before, and if you think that adam is going to keep his word, then you are in for the rudest of awakenings.

Sally: Okay. I suppose it’s possible that he changed his mind about getting payback for what his family did to him. Or, yes, maybe he just flat out lied to me. But either way, he could be out there right now exacting some kind of revenge on victor and victoria as we speak.

Victoria: Adam said that it was his decision to end things with sally. He claimed that it just wasn’t working.

Nick: Why’d he tell you?

Victoria: He thought I would hold it against sally that she was in a relationship with him.

Nick: I don’t know. The last few times I’ve seen them together, they seemed fine. Maybe this is all part of a calculated plan.

Victoria: I have no idea. But this supposed breakup could be a big bluff by adam. A way to keep sally in her current position. We’re just gonna have to wait and see what happens.

Nick: So what are you gonna do? Are you going to give sally a chance to show us what she can do before you make any changes?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] The media division has become a very important part of this company, and I don’t want to see it in potentially dangerous hands. I’m gonna have to make a decision about sally sooner rather than later.

Victor: Listen, be that all as it may, I’m more interested in what adam’s plans are. Is he coming back or not?

Victoria: Daddy, I know it’s not the answer that you want to hear, but adam hasn’t changed his mind. He has no intention of coming back to work here.

Victor: I see.

Nick: So what’s he gonna do? He must have some move in mind.

Victoria: I don’t know. He hasn’t shared his plans with me.

Nick: Well, look at that, once again, adam is the wild card.

Michael: We got lucky. Diane really came through.

Nikki: Well, as she said, she was in the right spot at the right time. She usually is.

Michael: What do you mean?

Nikki: No matter the situation, things always seem to work out for her.

Michael: Nikki, she did something good.

Nikki: No, no. She was trying to improve her image to convince people that she has changed when she has not. She never does anything selflessly.

Michael: Selfless or not, she protected harrison.

Nikki: Michael, one can never disregard her motives.

Michael: And I think you should give her the benefit of the doubt every now and then.

Nikki: Okay, well, the important thing is that ashland is finally facing legal consequences for his actions.

Michael: Well, don’t get your hopes up too high. He’ll probably be out later today.

Nikki: What, are you kidding me?

Michael: It’s a misdemeanor. He’ll make bail.

Nikki: Well, that’s maddening.

[ Sighs ] Well, at least we sent a strong message.

Michael: Oh, absolutely. He now knows we’re not playing games. He’d be smart to leave town for good.

Nikki: It’s a step in the right direction.

Victor: Well, to be honest with you, I had hoped that i would have been able to announce adam’s return to the company. It would have been nice to talk about all the corporate accomplishments, you know, and mention the fact that we’ve all come together as a family under the newman umbrella.

Victoria: Yes, daddy. It would have been a lovely photo op, but if adam came back, it would have inevitably led to more conflict.

Victor: Be that as it may, I’m still disappointed, okay? I was willing to mediate. We could have worked this out.

Victoria: Well, I’m sorry. You’re just going to have to accept the fact that adam did not want to be my subordinate,

Victor: But I told him it wouldn’t be that way. You know, I told him he would have autonomy of his division.

Victoria: He made it clear that it was a nonstarter.

Victor: Did you do anything to attempt to change his mind?

Victoria: No, I didn’t, because I think his decision was the best one for the company.

Victor: [ Sighs ] The only one who could have changed his mind would have been sally. She didn’t take my advice. I told her explicitly the best move would be to convince adam to come back and take the reins from her.

Victoria: Well, even if she tried to make that case, she failed. And if they really did break up, I doubt that she would give up her promotion for her ex.

Victor: Well, if she is no longer the key to adam coming back to the company, then what the hell use is she? As far as I’m concerned, she can disappear. Don’t need her.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Nick: What do you want to do, vick?

Victoria: I don’t have a lot of faith in sally running a media division day in and day out. And if she and adam really have broken up, he’s not gonna be around to help guide her.

Nick: She could be overwhelmed.

Victoria: The biggest argument I have for keeping her around is that I don’t have a replacement. I’ll give it some more thought, but I need to make a decision about sally by the end of today.

Chloe: Maybe you are right. Maybe adam was telling you the truth when you said he wasn’t interested in payback. It a little out of character, but stranger things have happened. I’m sorry that you are experiencing this kind of uncertainty, but…

Sally: But I should expect it being in a relationship with adam. I genuinely am sorry for you, though.

Sally: Thank you.

Chloe: So I assume with everything up in the air, things are on hold as far as my potential role is concerned?

Sally: I’ve been assured that my job is safe, so the offer still stands.

Chloe: And who assured you that your job is safe?

Sally: Adam.

Chloe: Oh, okay. From the guy who’s gone missing and that we haven’t heard from. Great.

Sally: I will stay in charge unless and until they drag me out of this office. And I’m confident that I can prove myself to victoria and everyone else. But I need a second-in-command.

Chloe: Well, I’m definitely interested.

Sally: Do you think chelsea’s gonna take it badly if you come work here?

Chloe: Well, chelsea has decided to dissolve our partnership. She needs time to figure things out, and I respect that, but, you know, it does leave me without a job. So this timing is actually perfect. And I think that we work really well together. At least — at least we did when we first started the fashion platform.

Sally: Yeah, I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know what chelsea is thinking, but I’m glad that it frees you up because I really think we can do big things.

Chloe: Me too. So where do we start?

Sally: By reviewing everything. Seeing what we want to keep and what we want to change, and making our mark on this company.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ] We should probably hold off on all of this because our jobs might not exist much longer.

Chloe: [ Scoffs ]

Sally: [ Sighs ] Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

Allie: I am so sorry. I didn’t mean to say anything about your big decision. Just slipped out.

Mariah: Wait, wait, we started at plans, and now we’re at big decision? What’s going on?

Noah: It’s okay, allie. If it’s gonna slip out, I’m glad it’s in front of them. I was actually gonna ask them about it anyway. They’re pretty good with advice.

Mariah: We are awesome at giving advice.

Allie: I feel like you guys are awesome at most things.

Mariah: That is so true.

Tessa: Mm. So what’s the deal?

Noah: I am thinking about leaving new hope, but I don’t know if it’s the right time, considering my dad just went back to newman.

Mariah: What? The family business, for real?

Tessa: Wow. I never thought I’d see him there again.

Noah: Surprised me, too. But he thinks that he can make a difference over there, help things run smoothly, and he expects me to take over at new hope. He said that’s the only reason he felt comfortable leaving.

Mariah: Ah, so that’s why you don’t want to tell him.

Tessa: But you never really fit in there, did you?

Noah: No, not especially. I mean, they do admirable work, but it’s just not really my thing.

Mariah: Well, yeah, I mean, because you’re not an admirable guy.

Noah: Thank you so much for that.

Mariah: [ Laughs ]

Noah: She’s kidding.

Tessa: No, no, it’s not that you’re not a caring and generous person. You’re just not really the office type. I mean, I’m honestly surprised it lasted this long.

Allie: Yeah, you just — you need to find your bliss.

Noah: Okay, I hear what you’re all saying, but it doesn’t change the fact that I feel guilty about leaving my dad and new hope high and dry.

Mariah: So you’re just gonna suck it up and stay at a job that you don’t want?

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: In addition to the personnel announcements, I think it’s important that we make sure it’s reported that revenues are up across all sectors.

Victor: Yep, I agree.

Nikki: I’m here.

Nick: Just in time.

Nikki: I know I’m late. I’m sorry.

Victor: Where have you been, sweetheart?

Nikki: Well, I have been at the park watching ashland get arrested.

Victoria: What?

Nikki: He violated his restraining order. He was in the park with harrison, so michael had the police arrest him.

Nick: Is harrison okay?

Nikki: Oh, he’s fine. He wasn’t aware of anything when they let ashland away.

Victoria: Thank god. Ashland’s gone too far this time.

Nick: Well, harrison’s alright. That is by far the most important part.

Victoria: Daddy.

Victor: Mm-hmm?

Victoria: You don’t seem surprised by this news. Did you have a hand in it?

Victor: I reminded michael baldwin that ashland locke would probably go see his son, harrison. I told him to be vigilant, which he obviously was. Job well done.

Nikki: Well, he had some help this time.

Nick: What do you mean?

Nikki: Diane was there. She’s the one that tipped off michael.

Victor: Well, I’ll be damned. Ashland locke is even too despicable for the likes of diane jenkins.

Nick: Well, she’s his grandmother. She was probably concerned about him.

Nikki: No, that’s what she wants you to think. She is trying to convince us that she’s now a decent human being so that we will let our guard down. Just because michael bought it, don’t you.

Victoria: Oh, don’t worry. After everything that’s happened to me, what ashland did, I’m not gonna give anyone the benefit of the doubt ever again.

Nick: That’s awfully cynical, vick.

Nikki: Yes, I would hate for you to adopt that attitude regarding humanity as a whole. But when it comes to diane, feel free.

Victor: Listen. Doesn’t make a difference how this all happened. Most important thing is that ashland locke is paying the consequences for his actions.

Ashland: This is a textbook case of harassment. I mean, it’s laughable. In fact, once everything is said and done, after I’ve sued the genoa city police department for millions of dollars, this case will be in an actual textbook at the police academy under the heading of “how to not treat a responsible citizen.” I’ll be out of here before you know it.

Officer roberts: Okay, big shot. I’ll tell you when your lawyer arrives.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Sally: Okay. Let’s watch, see if we can get any answers. Though it’s probably not a good sign that they didn’t tell me about this press conference, is it?

Chloe: Well, not especially, no. But maybe it was just an oversight.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Come on. Surely newman media should be covering a newman event. Of course, maybe victoria just picked her favorite reporter to cover it and went over my head. Which doesn’t speak too highly of her view of me either.

Chloe: Let’s just hope for the best until we know for sure what’s happening. Look, they’re starting.

Victor: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming. I’m happy to announce that my daughter victoria has come back from a short sabbatical and resumed the position of ceo of newman enterprises. She’ll be joined by my wife, nikki, as co-ceo and my son nicholas as chief operating officer. Now, without further ado, my daughter victoria.

Victoria: With my father’s guidance, we are looking forward to this brand-new era for newman enterprises.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

With age comes more…

“The young and the restless”

will continue. I know there’s conflicting information

Diane: [ Sighs ] How’s harrison?

Summer: He’s fine. He’s having some grapes and animal crackers in the kitchen.

Diane: Do you think he saw what happened with ashland?

Summer: [ Sighs ] I don’t think so. I don’t even think that he knew that there was a police officer in the park. He was so focused on those ducks.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s a relief.

Summer: He actually seemed happy to see ashland. But luckily, I don’t think that locke got a chance to fill his head with any new lies.

Diane: Well, I’m glad to hear that. I was just so thrown by the whole incident.

Kyle: Yeah, I get it. I’ve got to shake off my own fears now.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: It wouldn’t have taken much for ashland to race away with harrison, and he still might have enough money to whisk them away on a private jet to who knows where and vanish for good.

Diane: He wouldn’t dare.

Summer: Let’s just be grateful that harrison is home safe and sound.

Kyle: Agreed. Everything okay?

Diane: Yeah, I’m just thinking about the park. It was — it was a close call.

Kyle: Everything’s alright. You can relax now.

Diane: Well, I know that harrison’s okay, but what about me? Are you angry with me, kyle? Because you have every right to be.

[ All chuckling ]

Noah: There we are.

Allie: Thank you.

Noah: Not a problem. Did it out of the kindness of my heart, not because the three of you were ganging up on me.

Mariah: Oh, I’m so sorry. Did we hurt your “wittle” feelings?

Noah: I have learned that quality advice can sometimes hurt your feelings, but I am gonna figure out a way to tell my dad I’m leaving new hope.

Tessa: When?

Noah: I’m gonna wait until he gets a little bit more settled at newman, so please, until then, do not tell anybody.

Tessa: Oh, of course not.

Mariah: I mean, you don’t have to worry about me. I’ve already forgotten everything we talked about.

Tessa: [ Chuckles ]

Noah: Allie?

Allie: I will do my best to make sure it doesn’t slip out again.

Tessa: So what’s next on the noah newman agenda? Are you back to art?

Noah: Since I’ve been back from london, I’m kind of burnt out on the whole art scene. But I was thinking, since I’ve been here, what is the thing that has got me the most enthused? What’s the thing that’s got me the most excited that I’ve worked on?

Mariah: Tessa’s album art?

Noah: That’s definitely up there, but what I was referring to actually involves both of you.

Tessa: Oh, are you saying that us hanging out by the pool has just convinced you to be a lifeguard?

Noah: That’s not a bad idea, but I was actually talking about your wedding. I had a great time turning the top of the tower into a funky, cool club.

Tessa: You did a spectacular job.

Allie: You did. It was the most interesting wedding I’ve been to.

Mariah: And people are still talking about it.

Tessa: Oh, yeah. I see posts on my social media pages all the time about how spectacular it looked. I mean, our wedding was the hippest, funnest club in town.

Noah: So why not keep the party going?

Victoria: We’d like to open it up for questions now.

Where does adam newman fit in with all these changes?

Victoria: That actually is a very good question. My brother filled in admirably for me while I was gone, and I sincerely appreciate all of his hard work. He really stepped up for the family. But since my return, adam has decided to move on into other things outside of newman enterprises.

Sally: Because you kicked him in the teeth.

Nikki: We would all like to wish adam success in his next endeavor.

Sally: Yeah, until you need to use him as a tool to keep victoria and nick in line.

Chloe: Okay, you know, you’re just talking to the screen. You can just dial it back.

Sally: Sorry.

If adam’s gone, where does that leave newman media? Is sally spectra still in charge?

Sally: [ Sighs ] Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Mariah: I’m confused. What do you mean by “keep the party going”? Are you suggesting that tessa and I get married at the top of the tower on a regular basis? I mean, that’s a little weird, but if so, I’m not opposed to it. What about you?

Tessa: No, I’m in.

Noah: No, I’m talking about turning it into a club. Look, once I tell my dad how I feel, I’m gonna ask grandpa to let me lease it.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ] You want victor newman as a landlord?

Noah: Hey, he is nice to his grandkids, and I think I can probably get a good deal. I want to deck it out how it was for your wedding.

Tessa: It’s not a bad idea.

Noah: I can combine my experience in the art world and working at the underground and just, you know, really just make something that’s my own. It could be the coolest place in town.

Allie: Well, I love it.

Mariah: Yeah, so do I.

Tessa: I’m just excited to see you so happy about something. And I’m even happier that it’s this idea.

Noah: Hey, maybe you could even perform there sometime.

Tessa: Oh, noah, you can’t afford me.

[ Laughter ]

Mariah: Well, you know what? This calls for a round of celebratory drinks. I will go get them.

Allie: I will help.

Tessa: So what’s going on with allie? Is there potential?

Mariah: So how are things going at the abbott house? Are you getting along with everybody?

Allie: Yeah, it’s been great. Everyone’s making me feel like I’m part of the family, although sometimes it can be a little daunting. It can be hard to talk certain people out of their own agendas.

Mariah: I feel like you’re talking about the extended family. Kyle’s mom, right?

Allie: Yeah.

Mariah: What, has she moved into the house yet?

Allie: No. [ Chuckles ] But, you know, I wouldn’t put it past her to try. She’s been perfectly nice to me, but I just get the sense that she sees me as a useful tool. You know, she used me to reintroduce herself to the abbotts, and now she’s being really nice to me in case she needs me for one of her future plays.

Mariah: My advice, if you want it — just stick to the core abbotts. They’ll have your back no matter what. And noah, too. You know, he’s one of the good guys, and I love seeing him so happy.

Allie: Yeah. Me, too.

Noah: I really like hanging out with allie. I don’t know where it’s headed, but we had a first date, and it went well.

Tessa: Ooh, give me details.

Noah: We had dinner.

Tessa: Whoa, slow down. Too much information.

Noah: Okay, we had fun, and I feel good when I’m with her. That’s what matters, right?

Tessa: Absolutely. I’m so thrilled for you, noah.

Kyle: What are you talking about? Why would I be angry with you?

Diane: Because I was with harrison at the park. I was responsible for him.

Kyle: Yeah, but you didn’t do anything wrong.

Summer: It’s not like you colluded with ashland. Did you?

Kyle: Summer.

Diane: No, no, it’s alright. You have every right to ask that. You know, when it comes to the safety of your son, we don’t need to worry about being polite. But, no, no, I didn’t collude with ashland. I know he thought of me as an ally, but I wasn’t about to take his side.

Kyle: Of course not.

Diane: But, kyle, I let him get close to harrison. I mean, it was — it was only for a couple of moments, and I thought it would be okay. And I don’t think he said or did anything damaging, but he could have. I should have thought through it.

Kyle: Don’t beat yourself up. Nothing happened. Harrison’s fine, and ashland’s been put on notice, thanks to you.

Diane: But maybe I should have texted you instead of michael. But in the moment, I just thought he would know exactly what to do from a legal standpoint.

Kyle: Reaching out to the lawyer who set up the restraining order was smart. And you didn’t alert ashland or provoke him.

Summer: Most importantly, harrison has walked away from this unscathed, without a care in the world. Diane, you handled it correctly.

Kyle: Yeah. I’m not angry with you at all. You did the right thing, and I’m so, so grateful. You know, you really came through for us today. Thank you.

Diane: Okay.

Victoria: We were actually just discussing our plans for newman media.

Sally: Without keeping the division’s ceo in the loop.

Victoria: We have the highest hopes for newman media. In fact, we believe that it will outperform all of the analyst’s expectations. But as far as leadership goes, any possible staff realignments are still under consideration. So thank you all for coming and we appreciate it. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: Possible staff reassignments. What the hell does that mean?

Sally: [ Sighs ] I don’t know, but it doesn’t sound good.

Trelegy for copd.

Allie: Thank you.

Noah: To friendship.

Mariah: To tessa’s surgery going well tomorrow.

Allie: To noah’s very exciting nightclub plans.

Tessa: To first dates.

Mariah: Cheers.

Allie: Cheers.

Mariah: [ Laughs ]

Nick: Vick, you were awesome. Absolutely crushed it. Very much in command.

Victoria: Thank you.

Nikki: Oh, yes, you were terrific. And the message was so clear. Your steady hand is steering the ship again. That ought to bring confidence back to the business community.

Victoria: I really think we hit the idea that we’re moving forward and that we’re out from under the dark cloud of ashland locke and we’re stronger than ever. Anything is possible.

Nikki: Are you talking about the business or yourself?

Victoria: I don’t know. Maybe a little bit of both. But I am glad that I’m moving forward with the two of you by my side. And I’m so grateful for your support over the last few months. I really am.

Nick: I’m glad I was there for you. But I’m even happier you turned a corner. It’s nothing but blue skies ahead.

Nikki: The question is, where is your advisor?

Victoria: Dad? He didn’t tell me he was leaving.

Nikki: He’s not here now. Where did he go?

Officer roberts: You have a visitor.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Well, it’s about time. I’ve been here since…

Victor: Nice to see you. This is where you belong, you know. Like a caged animal.

Ashland: My lawyers will have me out of here any second.

Victor: Your lawyers won’t do a damn thing. This is where you’ll end up if you take another close step to that boy.

Ashland: You’re using that boy like a pawn. Punishing him to keep kicking me while I’m down. It’s despicable.

Victor: You’re one of the most despicable human beings I’ve ever met. Don’t stand there in that hypocritical righteousness, as if you are the offended party. You deserve everything that you’ve gotten.

Ashland: I don’t deserve this. You’re the one who deserves to suffer loss.

Victor: Is that a threat?

Ashland: You can take it however you’d like.

Victor: I don’t like it. Okay? I don’t like it. No one — no one breaks my daughter’s heart and gets away with it. No one! Watch it. I’ll follow you wherever that you go.

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Nikki: Well. Anything interesting going on in the world?

Michael: Always. Are you meeting someone?

Nikki: No, I just came by for some coffee on the way to the office. I happened to see you sitting here all by your lonesome.

Michael: Join me.

Nikki: I guess I have a few minutes.

Michael: So what’s new?

Nikki: Funny you should ask.

Michael: Mm.

Nikki: Just last night, victor told me that ashland is back in town. Apparently, he showed up at victoria’s office while victor was there, and he tried to convince him to lift the restraining order so that he could see harrison. Obviously, my husband denied that request.

Michael: Yeah, victor texted me about it. It sounded like ashland was in rare form.

Nikki: Honestly, the sheer gall of that man.

Michael: That’s one word for it.

Nikki: Well, I suppose after everything he’s done, we shouldn’t assume that he has a sense of right or wrong when it comes to that child. I mean, all ashland cares about is himself.

Michael: It’s called narcissism.

Nikki: Yeah, I sure am glad, though, that you and victor were able to convince kyle and summer to get that order. Just the thought of that monster being with that child makes me crazy.

Michael: I’m afraid I have to disagree.

Nikki: What do you mean?

Michael: About the monster part. For everybody’s sake, I’m hoping ashland defies the order.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Hey. Why are you still here? I thought victoria scraped you off of the bottom of her shoe.

Ashland: Beat it, phyllis.

Phyllis: Not beating it. I can be here.

Ashland: Yeah. Okay, fine. I admit I am not the guy who decides who comes and goes in this park. In fact, I don’t decide much of anything these days.

Phyllis: It must suck reaping what you sow.

Ashland: Boy, you really are enjoying gloating over my downfall, aren’t you?

Phyllis: I am.

Ashland: Oh.

Phyllis: I actually am. Yeah. What are you doing here? Honestly, I thought victoria got rid of you. And I’m really impressed with her. Maybe I’ll give her a party at the grand phoenix for getting rid of you professionally and personally.

Ashland: That is a fantastic idea. You should get on that right now.

Phyllis: I will.

Ashland: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: Are you waiting for someone? You’re waiting for someone.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: You’re — you’re looking for harrison? Is that what you’re doing? Wow. Kyle and summer have a restraining order on you. You’re not thinking of violating it, are you?

[ Knock on door ]

Nate: Morning, lily.

Lily: Hey, how’s it going?

Nate: Can’t complain. And you?

Lily: I’m good. Oh. How’s elena doing in hawaii?

Nate: Oh, you know what? Her talk was a big hit, and she seems to be fitting in some r&R.

Lily: Oh, good, I’m glad. She’s so hardworking. She really deserves it.

Nate: Let me show you. Here’s some proof.

[ Chuckles ]

Lily: Oh, my god. Is that her snorkeling?

Nate: Yeah, testing out the limits of her waterproof smartphone.

Lily: Wow. She’s way braver than I am.

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: And here she is at dawn at the top of haleakala.

Lily: Wow, that is so beautiful.

Imani: Lily, hey, were you able to — oh, I am so sorry. I hope I’m not interrupting.

Lily: No, no, he’s just showing me pictures of elena in hawaii. We’re very jealous right now.

Imani: Oh, may I see?

Nate: Yeah, sure. I was just telling lily elena has been getting in some sightseeing.

Imani: Wow.

Nate: Oh, and apparently a couple of the panelists got together and went to a luau in lahaina.

Imani: Hmm. Looks like elena is having so much fun. Not a care in the world.

Lily: Well, I’m sure she misses you, nate. And I’m really sorry that you had to miss the trip because of work. I know you miss her, too.

Nate: Big time.

Imani: Well, I, for one, am glad he stayed. He was a huge help to me last night.

Lily: Oh. What happened last night?

Chelsea: Hey. Thank you both for coming to meet me.

Summer: Of course.

Kyle: I assume you want to discuss our proposal to have you design at marchetti.

Summer: I hope that we can sort out the details quickly because I cannot wait to dive into the creative with you.

Chelsea: Just slow down one second, because I have to get this out. I am — I am so grateful for the opportunity and for the fact that you both have faith in me.

Summer: That’s not sounding good.

Chelsea: I’ve already spoken to lauren about walking away from fenmore’s and designing, so I had to let you know… I’m afraid I won’t be able to take you up on your incredible offer. Listen, I’m done settling. Because this is my secret.

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Summer: Is there anything we can do to change your mind? I mean, if this is about money or creative freedom, I’m sure that we can work out something to make it more appealing to you.

Chelsea: It’s not about either one of those things. I am taking a sabbatical from my career for personal reasons.

Kyle: I hope everything’s okay.

Chelsea: The truth is, I’ve come to realize and accept that I jumped into a way too stressful environment way too quickly. You know, after everything I’ve been through, it’s one thing to go back to work at a, you know, fashion platform that was up and running. But the truth of the matter is, it was with adam, you know? So then suddenly he’s my boss, he’s my ex, we were co-parenting. It was — it was just too much.

Summer: I thought that that was part of the reason you were happy at fenmore’S. No adam drama.

Chelsea: Well, that definitely helped. Yeah, but chloe and I had committed to doing a new line and delivering it in record time. I thought that would be a great challenge for me, you know, a good distraction. But the truth is, the chaos and the pace of the job really caught up to me. And I started ignoring issues I was having personally, issues that I had to deal with that were not going to go away on their own.

Summer: That sounds like a major epiphany.

Chelsea: It was. And I’m just glad I had it before I destroyed my friendship with chloe. Bottom line, I wasn’t ready to jump back into my career as quickly as I thought I was. It was just too much, too soon.

Kyle: Well, I can’t say I’m not disappointed.

Summer: Yeah, me too. I was really looking forward to a strong collaboration with you. But, I mean, we understand if you need to take some time to yourself.

Kyle: Definitely.

Summer: Just know that the offer still stands if and when you ever want to jump back in.

Chelsea: Thank you, summer. I really appreciate that. It’s very generous.

Summer: In the meantime, if there’s anything at all that we can do to help, just let us know.

Chelsea: Actually, I already have something that’s gonna keep me busy.

Nikki: Why on earth would you want ashland to defy his restraining order?

Michael: It is part of the contingency plan victor and i came up with to deal with the man. We assume that he’s going to act true to form and try to see harrison, and when he does, we’ll have him arrested on the spot.

Nikki: Hmm. How are you gonna make that happen? Sounds like there’s a lot of moving parts there.

Michael: I asked diane to help with the setup.

Nikki: Are you kidding me? That is a terrible idea.

Michael: Why? Because you don’t like her?

Nikki: Well, there is that. But more importantly, she’s not trustworthy. How can you put that child at risk?

Michael: Diane is harrison’s grandmother. She would never do anything to put him in any kind of jeopardy, which makes her the perfect person to recruit for this. Diane will protect her grandson at all costs.

Nikki: You have lost all perspective if you think diane has one protective bone in her body.

Ashland: Who appointed you the town police? I’m not up to anything. I’m just the guy taking a walk in the park. You said it yourself. This is a public park. And like you, I have every right to be here.

Phyllis: But everybody hates you, so why are you here still? Why? I know about your cancer charade, by the way. Anyone who listens to “the grinning soul” knows about it. How low do you have to go to execute a plan like that? I just want to know.

Ashland: I find it ironic that so many people in this town with sordid pasts feel they have the right to judge me. This — this is a town chock full of hypocrites. So what if I want to catch a glimpse of my son from a distance? Why is that a terrible thing?

Phyllis: Because you have a restraining order, and I will call harrison’s parents so quickly and the police, if you violate it.

Ashland: You’re all heart, phyllis.

Phyllis: You know, some people cross so many lines from which they can never return. You know that? I put you in that category and I also put diane jenkins, harrison’s grandma, in that category.

Ashland: You people have no mercy. Diane and I simply want the opportunity to have a relationship with that sweet young kid. Why is that a heinous crime?

Phyllis: First of all, I’m not going to discuss diane’s villainy with you. And look at you, you’re spinning out. You’re like a caged animal, ashland. I know how dangerous that is. Trust me.

Harrison: Father!

Ashland: Harrison. Come here. Come here. Oh. I have missed you so much.

[ Chuckles ]

Michael: This is all academic anyway. When I asked diane to help out with the ashland situation, she turned me down flat. The last thing she wants is to alienate kyle.

Nikki: Really? Hmm, she’s thinking with her head for a change. Will wonders never cease.

Michael: Nikki.

Nikki: Frankly, I would prefer that ashland and diane each decide to leave town on their own. But clearly, they need a little push. Maybe my new investigator will come up with something on diane very soon.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] I still haven’t forgiven you for firing me.

Nikki: Well, you have victor to thank for that. He’s the one that convinced me that you would not be suitable.

Michael: No. Victor loves me.

Nikki: And then there is that minor matter of a conflict of interest, seeing as you befriended that woman for some bizarre reason.

Michael: Even though you booted me off the investigation into her past, the pr firm i hired in los angeles did uncover something about diane before I could call them off the case. Care to know what they learned?

Nate: Imani and I was supposed to have dinner with sally spectra. We were hoping to discuss a way to get elena out of her contract with newman media so she can join us here at chancellor, for our own medical podcast.

Lily: Yeah, I really hope that we can make that work, because aside from needing more podcasts, to have the former face of askmdnow back here would be a huge win. But I assumed amanda could get anyone out of a contract. So is there a problem?

Imani: Well, I’ve been handling it since amanda’s been caught up with our mother since her stroke. But I assure you, I am more than capable of covering this legal negotiation.

Nate: Sally backed out at the last minute, so we weren’t able to broach the subject.

Lily: Okay, so what happened last night? How were you hopeful?

Imani: Well, I was freaking out because I just found out my mom had a seizure, and nate was kind enough to stay and peel me off the ceiling, even though our business meeting was canceled.

Nate: Mostly, I lent a sympathetic ear.

Imani: Sympathetic and compassionate. You eased my concerns more than you know. I stayed up all night researching that rehab center you told me about that’s in virginia, and I think it’s exactly what my mom needs. Now, if I could convince my dad and amanda to consider it, that would be great.

Ashland: My gosh, just look at you. Is it possible you’ve grown like a foot since the last time I saw you?

Harrison: Maybe.

Ashland: Oh, then that means I’ve been away for way too long. I-I — I’m so sorry that we haven’t been able to spend more time together.

Harrison: I miss you, father.

Ashland: I miss you too, son. I’ve just been… I’ve been traveling. I’ve been very busy.

Harrison: With work?

Ashland: Yeah. Yeah. And I may have to leave again soon, so I’m really glad that I’m seeing you right now.

Diane: Why on earth wouldn’t you want me to keep harrison away from ashland?

Michael: For one very good reason — if you were to accidentally slip up and allow ashland to go ahead and visit with harrison, we could catch him violating the restraining order. He may even see time in jail.

Diane: Whose idea was this?! Victor’s? Because it sounds like something he’d think up. Michael, I think it’s unconscionable that you would use that man’s love for his child against him.

Michael: Well, it’s a preemptive move to keep him away from victoria. The family would appreciate your cooperation.

Diane: Oh, please.

Michael: And nikki might even be prevailed upon to drop her investigation into your past.

Ashland: Listen, listen. How about if we go over there and I’m going to buy you an italian ice from that cart? How would that be? I think they might have raspberry, which I happen to know is your favorite flavor. And then I want to hear about all the fantastic things that have been happening in your life since the last time we saw each other, okay? I mean, assuming, of course, we have time.

Diane: Well, why don’t — why don’t I go by the italian ice and you can sit on the bench and talk?

Ashland: Are you sure?

Diane: Positive.

Ashland: Thank you, diane. I really appreciate it.

Diane: Enjoy your time with your son. Harrison, harrison, listen, I’m gonna be right over there at that cart, so I will be watching you the whole time. Be good, okay? I won’t let you out of my sight for a second. Okay? Want your clothes to smell freshly

Nikki: Michael, of course I want to know what your investigator found, so stop being coy.

Michael: Very well. As I myself predicted before I was so unceremoniously dumped from the case, the pr firm couldn’t find so much as a traffic ticket for diane jenkins or taylor jenson as she called herself there. Her record is pristine for the entire time she lived in los angeles.

Nikki: Hmm. Well, you forgot to add “so there.”

Michael: It’ll be on my bill.

[ Chuckles ]

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Of course I’m disappointed to hear that, but rather disturbed at how gleeful you are in passing that information on. Frankly, I think you’re gloating too soon.

Michael: Really?

Nikki: The fact that your investigators didn’t find anything in the short amount of time they looked doesn’t mean there’s nothing there. Knowing diane, it’s buried deep.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] So deep it doesn’t exist.

Nikki: Oh, my god. I was so right to dismiss you, since you were not willing to put the tenacity into finding the truth. I am telling you, diane is a master of covering her tracks. I mean, really, michael, for a man as savvy as you, how can you be taken in like this?

Michael: Do you mean to sit there and claim that in your entire life, you have never once needed forgiveness for anything?

Nikki: I have never don anything that sunk to the level of evil of what diane has wrought on my family and me.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Michael: Hold that thought. Ha.

Nikki: What? What is it?

Michael: It looks as if diane has made one step towards rectifying some of her so-called evil.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashland: Look at how perfect that — look at that. You know, I really wish I could spend more time with you. I really do, but I also know how much fun you’re having in that big, giant abbott house there and how much your father and your stepmom love you.

Harrison: And dee dee.

Ashland: Yes, and dee dee. She loves you, too. In fact, one of the things that makes it easier for me to be away from you so much is knowing that you’re around people who love you and will play with you and take care of you. Like dee dee

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Laughs ] Ooh, you got a big one that time. Let’s see. You think so?

Harrison: It’s dark. The light ones are easy. The dark ones are hard.

Ashland: Yeah.

Harrison: But if they’re really light, they’re really hard to see.

Chelsea: Do you want to tell them the news or should I?

Billy: Go ahead.

Chelsea: Billy has asked me to consult on his podcast.

Summer: Wow. That’s — that’s not what I was expecting you to say.

Chelsea: It’s a real kicker, right? It’s totally out of the ordinary, yet still creative. I mean, you couldn’t get further away from the fashion world.

Billy: Are you calling me unfashionable?

Chelsea: No.

Kyle: It’s definitely a twist. We were just getting used to the idea that billy had become a podcast host.

Billy: Yeah, I know. I’m the last person you’d expect to be a self-help guru. I get it. Listen, before I forget, congratulations on making it home and bringing marchetti with you under the jabot umbrella. Fantastic work. I know jack is thrilled to have you and harrison back on home turf.

Kyle: Those two, it’s cute. I’ll come down for breakfast, and they’ve been up for an hour playing games and making pancakes.

Summer: [ Laughs ]

Chelsea: Really adorable.

Billy: Yeah, well, he was missing his grandson like crazy. I’m sure it’s the same with phyllis. She’s happy to have you home from italy.

Summer: For sure. She’s all smiles.

Kyle: Yeah, she’s happy we’re here. Not so much that my mother’s in our lives.

Billy: I can imagine that. But you know me, I’m pulling for diane. As someone who’s had a handful of second chances, I hope that she redeems herself. It’s not going to be easy in this town. She’s got a lot of enemies.

Kyle: They’re judgmental, alright. They have long memories.

Billy: On the flip side, probably not easy for phyllis either. Diane put her through the ringer back in the day. And now you two are stuck in the middle of your two mothers. Not so fun. Believe me, I get it. I have some experience with a mother who’s got a reputation for being difficult.

Summer: I’m impressed. You’re able to see it from all sides and empathize with everyone.

Billy: Yeah, it’s very mature of me, isn’t it?

Kyle: Yeah, it really is.

Billy: Well, sure took me long enough.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Kyle: We got to go.

Billy: Is everything okay?

Chelsea: Is something wrong?

Kyle: Sure as hell hope not. If you have age-related macular degeneration,

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Lily: In-patient rehab is a big step. So, I mean, what’s the plan now?

Imani: The plan was for her to have in-home care when she was released from the hospital. That’s what we thought she would want, but now it appears she may need a lot more highly skilled therapy than we realized. Nate helped me to understand this is going to be a long process.

Lily: Wow. I’m really sorry.

Imani: Yeah, and once they realized how serious of a setback this is, amanda and devon ended up spending the night.

Lily: Oh, okay. When was last time you talked to them?

Imani: Well, my dad called this morning, and I had him put amanda on the phone to tell them about the rehab center in virginia and try to get them to at least consider it.

Lily: Think they will?

Imani: It’s hard to say. Amanda’s worried that mom won’t like the idea, and my dad believes that she’ll be more comfortable at home.

Nate: In the short-term, perhaps, but if she wants any reasonable hope of getting her life back…

Imani: Yeah, and after reading up on the place and everything they do, I think she could really benefit from a stay there. She’s going to have to relearn a lot of basics, I’m afraid.

Nate: In all likelihood, she’s going to need intense physical therapy, speech therapy.

Imani: And an aide coming to the house a few days a week, that’s just not going to cut it. But my mom can be stubborn at times, and this place, they have a very strict schedule for the rehab patients, so that could be a conflict.

Lily: I’m really sorry. I know these decisions are really hard and complicated to make.

Imani: Thank you.

Nate: Hey, I offered a suggestion, but everyone has to be on board with it, starting with the patient.

Imani: Well, I feel in my heart this is what’s right for her. Maybe this is my role — to help my dad and amanda see that. I gave them the paperwork, and I’m going to let them review it and I’ll talk to them later about it.

Nate: If they have any questions, I’ll be more than happy to try and answer them.

Imani: That is so lovely of you, nate. Thank you.

Nate: You’re welcome.

Imani: And even if this facility is something we can agree on, just having you there to talk to last night, that really lifted me up.

Nate: Glad I can be useful. Well, the day is young and I have a full inbox. I will see you ladies later.

Imani: Oh, you know what? I should head out, too.

Lily: Oh, imani, actually, can we chat for a second?

Chelsea: Well, I am so excited about this. I could hardly sleep last night. I have so many fun ideas for your podcast.

Billy: Okay, stop right there. It is not my podcast. It is our podcast. You are the co-host.

Chelsea: Okay.

Billy: And enough about this whole consulting thing, alright? Because the only way this works is if we don’t pull any punches. Got it?

Chelsea: Thank you for clarifying.

Billy: Good.

Chelsea: Gosh, it’s just so energizing. You know, it’s such a drastic change of direction for me.

Billy: I hope by drastic, you mean that in a good way.

Chelsea: Of course. No, my instincts are telling me this is exactly what I need.

Billy: And so giving me grief about my take on the world is life affirming for you. Good to know. The choices I’ve been making. You know, I thought I was going in the right direction creatively with my designs, but really I’m just treading water, you know? No wonder chloe was so worried about me. I was so focused on just being back, bringing my a-game, that suddenly it became more about quantity versus quality.

Billy: That’s never a good thing.

Chelsea: I was stuck, you know? I was doing the same thing over and over. Nothing new, nothing fresh was coming to me. So I started procrastinating and I started missing deadlines. Chloe started going bonkers. It really took a strain on our friendship.

Billy: I’m sorry to hear that.

Chelsea: But you know what? Now that I’ve realized all this, it’s been like an awakening. You know, you don’t realize how& good it feels just to let go. To say to the universe, “I surrender.” To just be honest with myself and the world about what it takes to plot a new course.

Billy: I’m very happy to hear you say that, because I had a very similar moment when I decided to go forward with this podcast.

Chelsea: So what are we waiting for? When do we start?

Imani: What did you want to discuss?

Lily: Well, I just wanted to apologize for making you feel pressured about elena’s contract. I don’t want you to think it has to be resolved by some, you know, arbitrary deadline. I mean, we have staff attorneys that can deal with that. So I know that you and amanda are going through a lot right now, and I just want to make sure that chancellor-winters always puts family first.

Imani: Well, there’s no need to apologize, lily. I assure you, I can handle both the workload and my mom’s situation. There’s bound to be ups and downs after my mom’s stroke. And nate caught me at a down moment, and he helped me come to grips with that. I’m so grateful for his kindness.

Lily: Well, good. Well, look, I mean, if you need time off to go be with your family, please do it, honestly, because sometimes these things are easier to work out in person than over the phone.

Imani: I appreciate that. Given the circumstances, I think it’s better for us to divide and conquer right now. Let amanda handle things in person while I take care of things from a distance and pick up the slack here at work, because, quite frankly, all the tension is causing some stress between my sister and me. There are times, I wonder…

Billy: Okay, so this is it. Pretty straightforward. Two chairs, two microphones, and a computer.

Chelsea: I’ll have to learn this equipment.

Billy: Oh, you’re gonna be fine. Why don’t you go ahead and sit there? I’ll sit here just in case i need to do any of the controls.

Chelsea: Sounds good.

Billy: So what do you think? What’s going on? Any thoughts, any ideas come to mind?

Chelsea: Actually, yes. What really struck me last night was this idea.

Billy: Let’s hear it.

Chelsea: Comparing my past to yours.

Billy: Okay.

Chelsea: The con artist and the gambler. Who wouldn’t be intrigued by the story of a long con or a high-stakes poker game?

Billy: Okay, so you want our listeners to be able to live vicariously through our scandalous pasts?

Chelsea: Oh, well, yeah, i mean, a little bit of that, but it’s more about getting past the layer of salaciousness, you know, no superficial entertainment layer, something deeper. The notion that we are all just human beings living a competitive world. You know, sometimes bluffing our way to the top, and sometimes that takes risks. It takes cheating. Both are about winning. Just not fair and square.

Billy: And so a life of addiction and crime is actually easier to get ahead.

Chelsea: No, that’s not what I’m saying. That’s my whole point. I just think of myself back in the day, you know, I had the mindset of identifying someone else’s weaknesses and preying on them. You know, people think that that’s going to make it easier to get to the top, but, really, that’s just a mirage. They think they’ll only have to do half the work, but really it just makes them spiral into a pit. They just dig themselves deeper and deeper into misery and despair.

Billy: So you think we can use our stories, our past to — to find a deeper truth?

Chelsea: Absolutely. Absolutely. But we have to be honest about our past, what we’ve done, and how we’ve grown, how we’ve changed. I think the key is — and you mentioned this earlier — we can’t let each other off the hook. You know, we can’t let each other gloss over any missteps or make excuses. We have to call each other out. Because who better to know when a con artist or a gambler is cheating —

Billy: Than a former gambler and con artist. Yeah, no, I get that.

Chelsea: Seems like you’re still skeptical.

Billy: No, it’s good. I’m just wrapping my head around it. I think what I hear you saying is it takes one to know one. Is that the vibe?

Chelsea: Exactly. Because think about it — no one has a crazier history than the two of us. The listeners are going to eat it up.

Imani: I am so relieved you and my dad were able to mom to go. This is the best possible choice for her, you know? Yeah, I’m glad we could agree on this, amanda. No, how about we check in about work later? Yeah, everything’s okay. I got this. In fact, lily said you could take whatever time you need to help mom make the transition. Okay. Alright. I’ll talk to you later. Give mom and my dad my love. Okay. Alright, bye.

[ Sighs ]

Nate: Hey, imani. I’m sorry. I couldn’t help overhearing. Was — was that amanda?

Imani: Yeah.

Nate: Is everything okay?

Imani: It’s better than okay. We’ve all decided that mom, she goes to the rehab place in virginia.

Nate: Okay. I hope I didn’t push you in a direction you weren’t comfortable with. With the facility out of state, it’s — it’s got to be a tough call.

Imani: Not in this case. I feel strongly that this is what’s right for her. I gave them the information and some time to process it all, and they came up with their own conclusion that this is what’s best for her.

Nate: Yeah, it’ll benefit naya to have full-time care from professionals who specialize in stroke recovery. You did your family a good service right here.

Imani: Thank you for saying that. This whole situation is just — it’s tough. I know I should feel relieved, but I’m just so scared.

Nate: Hey, none of this is easy, okay? It’s gonna be okay. With depression, you just feel…blah.

Ashland: That sounds like the most fantastic race car I’ve ever heard of. Did you say it was yellow? Oh, man. And do you have a track for that car? Is there, like, little houses and little buildings and — and roads and bridges and —

Nikki: Oh, my god, what is he doing with him?

Michael: Nikki, the police will be here any minute.

Ashland: Man, you’re lucky.

Chelsea: I’m sensing some ambivalence. You don’t like my idea?

Billy: No, I love the idea. I do. It’s just —

Chelsea: Uh-oh.

Billy: No, it’s not a bad thing. I think I just have to remind you that people are going to hear this, you know, and you might not want everyone to hear it. For instance, connor. I thought long and hard about johnny and katie, and I went over this extensively with lily before I even put out the first episode.

Chelsea: Well, I have thought about it, and the truth of the matter is, everyone in this town already knows my history. And as far as connor goes, I’ve told him everything. I had no choice. I had to because we went to see anita.

Billy: Oh, my gosh. Are you kidding me? What, was she reliving the old days?

Chelsea: Yeah. Every chance she got.

Billy: In front of your son?

Chelsea: Oh, the woman has no shame. She spent hours regaling to my child every story of every scam.

Billy: That sounds lovely.

Chelsea: It was horrifying. It really was. Anita kept telling me that I was being an “uptight goody two shoes,” pand I needed to lighten up a little bit.

Billy: No cooperation there.

Chelsea: Oh, zero. But — but I decided to turn the situation around and use it as a teaching moment for myself.

Billy: Okay. How so?

Chelsea: Well, I just told connor. I was like, you know, “people have skeletons in their closet. It does not define them for the rest of their lives. You can turn things around and you can be a good person and make better choices.” And I also made sure I didn’t glamorize the things I did with anita. I told him I hurt people. I caused people pain. And I’m not proud of that.

Billy: Good job. Way to go.

Chelsea: That’s kind of what I’m hoping we can say to the world with our podcast.

Billy: In a fun, exciting, non-dour way, of course.

Chelsea: Exactly.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Billy: Let me take this real quick.

Chelsea: Of course. Please.

Billy: Hey, babe.

Lily: Hey. Where are you?

Billy: I am in the studio with chelsea, just spitballing some ideas.

Lily: Oh, nice. How’s it going?

Billy: It’s going fantastic. Thank you.

Lily: Good, I’m glad. Look, don’t forget to schedule that meeting with the vp of purchasing at amalgamated. You said that you would take that off my plate.

Billy: Got it. No worries.

Lily: Okay. Thank you.

Billy: Alright, we’re wrapping up. I love you.

Lily: Love you, too. Oh, actually, before I forget, I just want to — billy?

Chelsea: So? My concept is go?

Billy: I think we’re a go. Yeah, I think it’s great.

Chelsea: Yes. I’m so excited. I’m even more excited than before. I didn’t know that was possible.

Billy: That’s good. Good. Energy, excitement, sincerity — those are things that you cannot fake. Scratch that. You can fake them. But an astute audience is going to know the difference and they will disengage, which is the kiss of death when you’re podcasting.

Chelsea: Good to know. Okay, well, I should let you go. You have another job, right? As a coo.

Billy: I got time and we’re on a roll. I don’t want to lose any momentum.

Chelsea: What do you propose?

Billy: Let’s put one down. Let’s see what we got.

Ashland: Harrison, I have to go. I’m sorry. But dee dee has your italian ice. Can you give me one last hug? Come on. One big hug. Giant hug. Oh-ee! Ah.

Diane: Come on, harrison.

Ashland: You almost broke me in half there.

Diane: Come with me. Come on.

Ashland: Oh.

Kyle: Hey, where the hell do you think you’re going? And where’s my son?

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Adam: You are standing between me and everything that I want.

Nikki: If we all pooled our talents.

Ashley: Maybe we can get diane out of our lives.

Phyllis: Forever this time.

Victor: No one breaks my daughter’s heart and gets away with it. No one!

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, July 14, 2022

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Allie: Hi.

Noah: Oh, there she is, Jabot’s number-one new intern.

Allie: Oh, stop. I just started. It is too soon to say that.

Noah: Well, I got confidence in you. How was your first day?

Allie: Oh, my gosh, it was so fantastic. I loved, loved, loved orientation. They were so thorough.

[ Sighs ] I can’t wait to start working on the projects in the lab.

Noah: Yeah, I mean, sounds exciting. Chemicals and beakers and all that stuff.

Allie: You have not done chemistry since high school, have you?

Noah: No, no, I have not, but I’m trying my best to act like i know what I’m talking about, so if you can just play along, that would be great.

Allie: Okay, okay, well, I am super excited to get practical experience with everything i learned in school. So I’m interested in discovering how science is done in an academic setting versus how it’s done in…

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry.

Noah: What, why are you sorry?

Allie: Here I am going on and on about my fun new internship, and I know you’re not really feeling fulfilled with your career at the moment, so…

Noah: That’s true, but there’s no need to apologize. You know, it’s good that you’re so excited about your new job. That’s what we all want, right? Matter of fact, I think we should celebrate. Would you want to go to dinner with me?

Allie: Oh, sure, yeah, but we could just get something here. I really need a muffin —

Noah: No, Allie, I — I mean like a real dinner.

Allie: Noah Newman, are you asking me out on a date?

Noah: I mean, we — we don’t have to put a label on it if you don’t want to call it that. I just think that we should commemorate your success, and i want to thank you for listening to me about my dilemma with my dad. Talking it out really helped.

Allie: Good, I’m glad. Have you come to a decision? Are you still thinking about leaving New Hope?

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Ashland: You know, in all my years of experience, I’ve found the man who was stripped of everything is the most dangerous.

Victoria: Is that a threat?

Ashland: It’s an observation.

Victoria: You walked in here so calm and deferential ’cause you wanted us to grant you a favor, but now that my father’s refused you, you’re baring your teeth?

Ashland: I’m just saying, if you kick a dog enough times, eventually he will bite back.

Victor: If anyone in my family is bitten by your damn dog, I will kill you myself. Now get out of my sight.


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