Y&R Best Lines Friday, January 27, 2023

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

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

[Both chuckle]

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

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

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

Tucker: Oh, really? What about?

Nick: Your future plans.

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

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

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

Tucker: Oh. Do tell.

Nick: Your company’s in trouble.

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


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Y&R Short Recap Friday, January 27, 2023

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

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

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

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Tucker: Ah. Thank you. Hey, Daniel.

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

Tucker: [Chuckles]

Daniel: How’s the reception been?

Tucker: Nice to see you, too.

Daniel: [Chuckles]

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

Daniel: Why is that?

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

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

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

Sally: [Laughs]

[Groans]

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

Sally: A little of both.


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Y&R Transcript Friday, January 27, 2023

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[ Door opens and closes ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


[ Knocking on door ]

Chelsea: Hey.

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

Chelsea: Not sure that’s a good idea.

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Daniel: What about Tucker McCall?

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

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

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

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


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

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

Billy: Mm.

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

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

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

Billy: Hmm.


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

Victoria: What did he find out?

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

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

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

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

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


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

Nate: You never heard anything around the office?

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

Nate: Hmm. Interesting.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Audra: [ Sighs ]

Nate: Everything okay?

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

[ Door opens ]

Audra: [ Sighs ]


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

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

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

Chelsea: Thank you.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

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

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

Chelsea: Aren’t we all?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Nick: If we succeed in taking them over.

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

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

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

[ Door closes ]


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

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

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

Tucker: No. No.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audra: Ah.

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

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

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

Audra: We were. But you blew it.

Tucker: I know I did. I’m sorry.

Audra: Hey.

Tucker: Can we hit reset?


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

Chelsea: Yeah.

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

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

[ Sighs heavily ]

Billy: It’s a crisp, beautiful day.

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

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

Chelsea: Mm.

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

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

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

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

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

Chelsea: [ Laughs ]


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

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

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

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

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

[ Door closes ]


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

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

[ Both chuckle ]

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


Nate: Everything okay?

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

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

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

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

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

Nate: Really? Great.

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

[ Knock on door ]


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

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

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

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

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

Nikki: Not this time.

Victor: Hmm.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Nick: Doesn’t make it alright.

Victoria: Anything else troubling you?

Nick: [ Sighs ] What do you mean?

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

Tucker: Hey.

Victoria: Hi.


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

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

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

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


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

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

Chelsea: Mm.

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

Chelsea: Mm.

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

Chelsea: Alright, alright, I get it.

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

Chelsea: No, please, please carry on.

Billy: I don’t know. You know, it’s just we’ve both fought back against being pigeonholed into these opportunities that other people think are right for us.

Chelsea: Mm-hmm.

Billy: Instead, we search for what makes us feel good, what our passions are. And I think — [ Sighs ] I think that’s what I loved about the podcast, you know? I mean, the back-and-forth was great, of course, but I think it was getting to know each other on that — that deeper level.

Chelsea: I think so, too. You know, when you said the parallel lives thing earlier, I thought you were just trying to make me feel less alone, but now I believe you actually mean it.

Billy: I do. You know, I’m — I’m very proud of all the work that you’ve done and how determined you are. And it makes me feel determined, too.

Chelsea: [ Breathes deeply ]


Nate: The first thing I would say as far as Chancellor-Winters versus Newman goes is that Audra and I have worked at both places and we have found Newman Media to be a much happier business home.

Daniel: Well, I’m sorry you didn’t have a good experience at Chancellor-Winters, but that hasn’t been the case for me.

Audra: You had to have noticed the turmoil there.

Daniel: I am committed to Lily and her company. My word — it means a lot to me. When I make commitments, I do my best to honor them and to not betray the people that believe in me. This project means everything to me. It’s literally my future. It’s not a “sell to the highest bidder” kind of thing. So, I hope that’s something that you can both understand and accept and respect. [ Chuckles ] Again, thank you for your time.

Nate: I am more intrigued than ever.

Audra: If you intend to go after Daniel’s platform, you should know you have some competition waiting for you. Tucker McCall has the same idea.

Nate: And you know that how?


Chelsea: [ Sighs ] You did not have to walk me home, but that was a very chivalrous gesture.

Billy: All good. Um, so, listen. I, uh — I have a few things to take care of today, but maybe we can grab dinner soon.

Chelsea: Sure. Um…I could cook us something.

Billy: Yeah, yeah, we can do that, or we could — could go out, you know, unless it’s too stressful.

Chelsea: No. I don’t think it would be too stressful. I’d like that.

Billy: Okay, good. Some food, some — some fun.

Chelsea: Yeah.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Alright, uh… well, we’ll figure it out.

Chelsea: Sounds great.

Billy: Okay. Have a good one.

Chelsea: You too.

Billy: Okay.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: See you.


Victor: But I have other reasons for wanting to acquire McCall Unlimited.

Nikki: Care to fill me in?

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] I have a feeling that one of the divisions might be appealing to Adam when he comes back.

Nikki: You mean if he comes back. Victor, don’t tell me that’s what this is about — trying to lure Adam back to Newman Enterprises.

Victor: No, no, no, no. As I said, there would be many benefits to acquiring McCall Unlimited.

Nikki: And you realize that your other children are not pawns in your constant battle with Adam, right?

Victor: I know that. Don’t you worry, okay? I’ve thought this through. I think this will be good for everyone concerned. But when Adam realizes that we have McCall Unlimited in our portfolio, that would give him a very strong reason to stay.


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

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

Tucker: Oh, really? What about?

Nick: Your future plans.

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

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

Tucker: What, then?

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

Tucker: Oh. Do tell.

Nick: Your company’s in trouble.

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


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Nate: Someone else in my place might wonder if you’re working Tucker…or me… or both of us.

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

Summer: Okay. Where — where are you going?

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

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

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Tucker: Ah. Thank you. Hey, daniel.

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

Tucker: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: How’s the reception been?

Tucker: Nice to see you, too.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ]

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

Daniel: Why is that?

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

Daniel: Really?

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Daniel: What have you heard and from whom?

Tucker: Mm. Word around town, you know. Plus, I had an interesting conversation with your mom about it.

Daniel: Hmm. Yeah, well, my mom can’t help but brag about my new idea.

Tucker: Mm.

Daniel: Still in the very early stages, though, so got to be protective of my intellectual property. I’m sure if anyone can understand that, it’s you.

Tucker: She didn’t divulge any secrets or anything. But I did gather that you are looking for a new backer. So, as long as we’re here, why don’t you let me refill your coffee and — and make you a pitch as to why that backer should be me?

Audra: Regina is a fireball. I told you she knows her stuff.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] And you. You said all the right things to get her on board with helping us to launch our showcast initiative.

Audra: You were pretty savvy, too, nailing a few of the key details that, you know, could be beneficial to newman media if the deal goes through. I think we just might have hooked her.

Nate: I got that sense, too.

[ Chuckles ]

Audra: Listen, I appreciate you giving me the chance to dive in like this.

Nate: Of course. That’s the kind of collaboration I want to see around here. Speaking of which, I have a meeting now that I’d like you to sit in on. It’s with daniel romalotti. He has a new gaming concept that sounds like it might be promising.

Phyllis: Hey. I’m a little early. Is that okay?

Nate: Of course. Of course. Come in.

Phyllis: Okay, great.

Nate: I asked my new coo, audra charles, to sit in on this pitch. Audra, this is phyllis summers, daniel romalotti’s mother. She set this meeting up.

Phyllis: Nice to meet you.

Audra: Hi.

Phyllis: Hi. Um… uh, well, alright. Well, I am ready. Uh, shall we proceed?

Nate: Don’t we need to wait for daniel? You told me this was your son’s project. I was expecting to hear his vision directly.

Lily: Great. Sounds like we have a deal then. Okay, well, let’s follow up tomorrow. Alright. Bye. Oh. Thank you. Hi.

Billy: Just like you, multitasking, of course.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yes, always. Well, thank you for the assist.

Billy: Yeah. There was a time that that was my job, right? Make sure that your day ran smoothly.

Lily: Yes. When you were my coo.

Billy: That, too.

Sally: I know, chloe. I cannot believe that jill did that to us, either. I mean, we came all this way to meet her, and she just canceled on us with no explanation? I mean, who does that?

[ Scoffs ] Right. Yes. No. Jill does that. Yeah, I think I’m gonna stay in L.A. For a little while. I don’t know. Maybe she’ll change her mind, or maybe I’ll just barge in her office and give her a piece of my mind.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. I mean, it sounds like a lot of fun.

[ Chuckles ] Alright. Yeah, I will, uh — I’ll let you know how it goes. Alright. Bye.

[ Sighs ]

Nick: Sally, I’ve been through this a few times. Is there a chance this is morning sickness?

Sally: I just didn’t want to say anything until I was sure.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: I’m pregnant.

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]

[ Exhales heavily ] Okay.

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Sally: S’up?

Nick: S’up? I, um — I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: Are you as happy as i am right now?

Jack: How could I not be? Everything feels so right.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: What is that smile on your face all about?

Diane: [ Laughs ] Oh, I bet you can guess.

Jack: Yeah, probably the same thing that put a smile on my face this morning.

Diane: Mm. Wait, jack. We — we really shouldn’T.

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Summer: Good morning. Diane, you’re here awfully early.

Jack: Because she spent the night…again.

Kyle: Really? Why? Are you still worried about mom’s safety? Does that mean harrison’s in danger also?

Jack: No, no, nothing to worry about. Stark is still being held without bail. Our plan worked. We are all safe from that criminal.

Kyle: Well, that’s a relief.

Jack: There’s something the two of you should know.

Kyle: Good news for a change, I hope?

Jack: We think it is, yes. Hopefully you’ll agree. Um, my relationship with diane has taken a turn… romantically speaking.

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

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

Sally: [ Laughs ]

[ Groans ]

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

Sally: A little of both.

Nick: You okay?

Sally: Yeah. I’m actually doing better than last week. I’m just a little shaky this morning.

Nick: Well, you might also just be a little nervous because you’re meeting with jill. Sally, you and chloe — you’re prepared. You’re going to kill it.

Sally: Yeah. We’ve been working hard. Uh…I’m just a little distracted. I’m sure you are, too.

Nick: Yeah. It’s, uh — it’s been on my mind a lot.

Sally: I’m sorry.

Nick: For what?

Sally: Well, I feel like i just dropped this huge news on you and then I just a minute later jumped on a plane to california.

Nick: No, I don’t want you to worry about that, alright? You’re the one who has a lot on your plate right now. Speaking of which, are you eating healthy?

Sally: Yes.

Nick: Okay. Also getting a lot of rest, drinking water, taking your vitamins?

Sally: Yes, yes, and yes, dr. Newman.

Nick: Good — ’cause that’s all you should be worrying about right now, is taking care of yourself and the baby.

Sally: Oh, is that all I have to worry about?

Nick: Well, the baby and your meeting with jill.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Uh, well, you know, daniel and I are partners. Um, he’s the creative, and i handle all business matters. Um, so I’m just here as, um, the advance team, um, here to gauge interest.

Nate: I see.

Phyllis: Yeah. And if this goes well and you are, in fact, interested, I’ll set up a meeting with daniel.

Nate: Okay.

Phyllis: Okay?

Nate: Proceed.

Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. Well…how do I start? My son has created a new gaming platform. It’s, uh, innovative. It’s obviously creative. It’s — it’s gonna change gaming, quite honestly. And it has the potential to be incredibly lucrative. It appeals to adults and young people alike. Not only that — it is emotionally and psychologically productive.

Nate: I sense a mother’s pride.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, of course, but, I mean, you know I’m a gamer, right? So I know when something works and when something is good. I mean, I wouldn’t be here if i wasn’t passionate about this project.

Nate: Well, your enthusiasm is contagious.

Phyllis: Oh, thank you. Thank you. Well, it is a game changer, pun intended.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I get it. And I love what I hear.

Audra: If this is as good as you say it is, I’m guessing there are other corporations interested. Are we the first to hear this pitch, or are you trying to start a bidding war?

Daniel: Are you really serious about this?

Tucker: I wouldn’t be sitting here with you wasting my time or yours if I wasn’T.

Daniel: Do you know any of the details about my project?

Tucker: I know enough. And I’m pretty sure mccall is a match in a lot of ways. Why don’t you tell me more about what you’re looking for?

Daniel: Deep pockets, creative freedom.

Tucker: Of course.

Daniel: But you obviously heard enough from your conversation with my mother to be interested already. So, why don’t we just skip to the part where you dazzle me? I’d like to thank our sponsor liberty mutual.

Phyllis: You both know how the gaming field works, right? Usually when there’s a lot of interest about a project, yeah, people talk and it becomes a hot commodity. So, that’s why I came to you. I, you know, just wanted to make sure that you wanted in quickly, on the ground floor.

Nate: Well, look, um, I pride myself on being bold and decisive, but before I can make a move on an investment of this magnitude, I would have to have further discussions with daniel involved.

Audra: I agree with nate. I would like to hear from someone other than the creative’s proud mother before making an investment.

Phyllis: Great. Well, I will set up a meeting with daniel, but that’s why I’m here. He’s the creative, and creative geniuses — they need their energy and their time protected. And that’s what I do. I protect him, so… well, if there’s truly interest in daniel’s project, then I will set up a meeting with him. Thank you for your time.

Nate: Thank you, phyllis.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Nate: I like what I heard. But I get the feeling you’re somewhat reticent.

Tucker: I heard that you got the venture set up at chancellor-winters, but that phyllis has also pitched it to newman. If creative control is what you’re after, both those companies are a very bad fit.

Daniel: How would you know that?

Tucker: I know how the newmans work. And I know jill very well. So, if you think you’re gonna have any autonomy at either of those places, think again. I, on the other hand — I know how you’re feeling. I know — I know the hunger and the drive you have. I know what it’s like to build something from nothing ’cause I’ve lived that. There’s a sense of ownership, that it’s hard to let go of, right?

Daniel: Mm. Well, this is more than, you know, just being about ownership or ego. My platform isn’t just a game. It has a bolder mission to transform people’s lives.

Tucker: Terrific. As someone whose, uh, spiritual soul was reborn at an ashram, I can get behind any platform that’s, uh, life-affirming, as well as entertaining and, uh, lucrative. Hey, I got to tell you, I did a little research on you. Um, it’s led to a couple assumptions.

Daniel: Like what?

Tucker: Well, I know that your partner and daughter are now living in portugal. Is that right?

Daniel: That’s right.

Tucker: Yeah.

Daniel: I’m not really sure how details of my personal life are really any of your business. But you know what? You want to know what I’m looking for in a corporate partner? It’s, um… it’s one who doesn’t pry where he’s not welcome.

Sally: You know, if chloe and I make a deal with chancellor-winters, I might have to move out here.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Really?

Sally: I mean, it’s a possibility. How would you feel about that?

Nick: Um, I guess the, uh — the bigger question is, how would you feel about that? Could you live there again?

Sally: I mean, it’s nice when the sun is shining. And it’s always shining. It’s vibrant and exciting. It might be the best thing for me, professionally.

Nick: Well, if that is the best thing for you, sally, then, um…we’ll make it work.

Sally: So, you would support me if I had to pack up and move back to california?

Nick: I would.

Nick: But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, alright? You and chloe still need to make your pitch, and then we will take it from there. But whatever happens, I will support your decision. We’re gonna make this work, sally.

Sally: You’re right. Yeah. We will make it work.

[ Chuckles ] And I’m not moving back to los angeles. I feel like genoa city is my home. I belong there… with you.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Billy: I’ve been thinking about you. How did everything go with devon?

Lily: Well, I would love nothing more than to talk shop with you…

Billy: Ah, yeah.

Lily: …’Cause I really miss those days. But I think I shared a little more than I should have.

Billy: You always led with integrity. Just one of the things that i admire about you.

Lily: How are you? Have you figured out your next life move?

[ Both chuckle ]

Billy: No. No. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. Although I do have a few ideas that I miss running by you, too.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: What do you say? You want to grab coffee? We can talk about anything but chancellor-winters. That’s me before dawn powerwash.

Lily: I would love to. I — I really would. But I have such a crazy day ahead of me.

Billy: Hey, it’s okay. No problem.

Lily: But thank you for helping me with my coat.

[ Both laugh ] And for understanding what I can and can’t talk about right now. But, listen, I’m sure if you call jill, she will give you an earful. I just — I don’t feel like it’s my place.

Billy: Yeah, that’s what I’m worried about. I’m actually gonna steer clear of my mother right now. I don’t feel like putting myself in the line of fire.

Lily: I hope you know that nothing I’m dealing with at chancellor winters is because of you.

Billy: Thank you. Appreciate that. And I’m sorry about everything you’re going through. But I do know that you’ll figure it out.

Lily: Thank you. I hope you find what you’re looking for, too. Bye.

Billy: Yeah. Bye.

Diane: How do you feel about this? I know there’s been a lot going on around here, and, well, this is another change to take in.

Kyle: We wondered if this might be coming. We’ve seen the signs of the two of you growing closer, but to be honest, we never thought it would actually happen.

Diane: Well, it kind of took us by surprise, as well. Look, I-I want you to know this was not my intention. I came back to town solely for the purpose of connecting with you. I mean, I never expected jack to forgive me for the past. But, kyle, you know more than anyone what a special man your father is. And I’m beyond grateful that he was able to appreciate the changes that I’ve made in my life, changes I’ve made for you.

Jack: Look, it may be premature to analyze all this right now, but I thought it was very important that you and summer both know. The last thing I want is for diane to feel she has to sneak around. She’s every bit as welcome here as you are. She’s family.

Kyle: I-I don’t know how i feel about all this. So I apologize if I’m not ready to fully embrace the idea of the two of you being back together. But you two seem happy. And of course I’m all for that.

Jack: I’d like to think you could be pleased for us. That’s all I can ask. Oh, and to your point — yes, we are very happy.

Summer: Okay. Well, um, kyle and I actually have to get going. We’ve got that, um, breakfast meeting that we’ve got to get to, remember?

Kyle: Right, right. Um… we’ll see you later.

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I don’t think kyle was very pleased at all.

Audra: Daniel already has his project set up at chancellor-winters. I wasn’t privy to the details of the deal since it wasn’t pertaining directly to the ipo, but lily and devon talked of plans of building an entire gaming division around his idea.

Nate: Then why is phyllis coming to us?

Audra: [ Scoffs ] It doesn’t make any sense. Unless, you know, she and daniel are double-crossing lily and devon or trying to inflate their offer with a counteroffer.

Nate: Or…things are in flux at chancellor-winters. I’ve heard enough to be interested, but I don’t want to waste my time on it if we’re being used in some sort of chess match.

Audra: And I have to wonder about phyllis’ involvement. She strikes me as a bit of a loose cannon. But whatever it is, I am confident we can get to the bottom of this.

Tucker: If you feel i overstepped, I apologize. I certainly didn’t mean to be intrusive by looking into your personal life. I just feel like it’s — it’s important to understand the whole person, you know, their state of mind, especially people that I might be doing business with.

Daniel: And you think by digging up dirt on my family, you can do that?

Tucker: [ Clears throat ] Well, I’ve come to believe that it’s nearly impossible, if not impossible, to separate the personal from the professional. And so, given your circumstances with your family, um, there’s bound to be some sadness and some feelings of loss. So, that might affect your decision making. But, hey, I’ve been alienated from family, as well. And, uh, unfortunately, it was due to my own actions. But I know that, at the same time, that pain you feel from the past can be a strong motivator to set things right. Really, all I’m saying is I can tell that, for you, this venture is not about money. It’s not about subscriptions. It’s about trying to do something meaningful, important for you and your family, and showing to them that you can learn from your mistakes. And that’s — pfft. That’s what I am all about these days. So I would like to help you achieve that goal. I think together we could really achieve something meaningful.

Lily: Hello.

Tucker: Hello.

Lily: Sorry to interrupt. I just — I happened to hear your not-so-subtle pitch. Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you. I don’t know if you knew this, but daniel’s actually under a contract with me. Trelegy for copd.

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Kyle: Thanks. Two coffees, please. I’ve got to admit, I was pretty thrown, even more than I let on.

Summer: [ Sighs ] I guess my mom was right. Diane’s had her sights on jack all along.

Kyle: You think my mom came back for him?

Summer: No, of course not. She came back to reconnect with you. Her love for you and harrison isn’t in question, but you got to admit, reuniting with jack is a perk.

Kyle: I know, in theory, kids are supposed to want their parents to get back together, but given their history, i just — I can’t root for that.

Summer: Yeah, every time my parents reconnect, they end up crashing and burning. So I understand. On the other hand, diane is a bit of a step up from the last woman your dad fell for — sally spectra.

Kyle: Yeah, that’s an extremely low bar to clear. And my dad’s way more invested in my mom. So, if things fall apart, he’ll be devastated. I just wish they’d kept things platonic.

Summer: That would have been a lot more simple for everyone. I guess, even after all this time, they still have chemistry.

Kyle: Maybe it was inevitable, given everything they’ve been through since my mom came back to town, bonding over being parents and grandparents to working together to get rid of this threat with stark. I saw the signs, but, still, this is too fast.

Summer: It’s possible that the adrenaline from pulling off that caper against stark actually escalated things. There’s nothing more intoxicating than a little danger.

Diane: You know, I just feel like I’d already lost so much ground with kyle after this whole jeremy stark mess that he’s become wary of my motives. I just get the feeling that he’s afraid that I’m going to hurt you again. And I hate that.

Jack: I just wish he could know I would never be standing here if I thought there was any chance of that.

Diane: Jack, I want you to know that I would never do anything to drive you away again.

Jack: Oh, god —

Diane: No, after everything I’ve been through and — and all those years, I — I know what it’s like to lose you. And kyle. To be alone. And I will — I will never put myself at risk for that again.

Billy: Hey, you two. Sorry to interrupt, but I was just hoping that you could clear something up for me.

Kyle: What?

Billy: Jeremy stark’s arrest. How did that come about?

Kyle: Apparently, he stole a necklace from victor and nikki’s apartment in chicago. The police found his prints there and since he was already in the database it was easy to locate him here and now he’s back in jail where he can’t threaten my mother or anyone else again.

Billy: Well, that’s good. But it does seem odd, doesn’t it? I mean, everything I’m reading about the guy, he sounds like a high-stakes money launderer, and then he gets busted stealing jewelry?

Kyle: I guess his time in federal prison made him a more diversified criminal.

Billy: Well, if he didn’t learn the first time, I doubt he will the second time. Good to see you both.

Kyle: See you.

Tucker: Yes, I’m aware that daniel is set up at chancellor-winters. But, uh, apparently there’s some kind of snag with your intended ipo that’s holding things up? Certainly you didn’t expect your up-and-coming ventures to just sit around in limbo while you try to fix your company’s problem.

Lily: Well, I don’t know if you forgot, but you’re actually responsible for those snags and problems. You planted audra in our office, tried to take over our company. Remember that? And then devon figured it out. Daniel, this guy is unbelievable. You cannot trust him. He tried to betray his own son. He would have no problem betraying you.

Tucker: There are two sides to every story.

[ Chuckles ] Especially when it comes to family conflicts. Anyway, I will leave you two to it. Please think about what I said. Lily.

Lily: Daniel, you’re not actually thinking about breaking our contract to go with tucker, are you? Because that would be a huge mistake. Age-related macular degeneration may lead to severe vision loss.

Lily: Daniel, I thought that you had faith in me, that I want to make omega sphere real.

Daniel: Yeah. No, I do. I don’t want to back out of our deal. Look, the holdup’s making me nervous, and I am anxious to move forward for a lot of reasons, all of which you already know. And I did not seek out tucker. The man came to me.

Lily: How did he even know to come to you?

Daniel: Apparently, my mother put a bug in his ear, something which I’m really not too happy about.

Lily: Oh, my god. Please tell me you didn’t buy anything that he was saying. He is such a snake. I am telling you.

Daniel: No, no, no, I get it. I mean, you’ve made how you feel about the guy perfectly clear.

Lily: Look, daniel, I — i know why you want to make this launch happen quickly. I know — ’cause you want to show heather and lucy that you have turned your life around. I get that. And I want to make that happen for you.

Daniel: I believe you.

Lily: But you know that i can’t move forward with any projects until we figure out this thing with the ipo. You know that.

Daniel: Honestly, that’s what’s been making me so nervous. You know, it’s like I want nothing more than to move forward on this with you, but —

Lily: Look, daniel [Sighs] I know this is important to you, okay? And I want to make this happen. So I’m gonna make you a deal, okay? Give me one week. One week to make this happen. And I promise you, if I don’t, I’ll let you out of your contract.

Tucker: Hi, phyllis.

Phyllis: Tucker.

Tucker: Hey, I just had a very interesting and productive conversation with your son.

Phyllis: Did you?

Tucker: I did. And the good news is he sees the wisdom in bringing me aboard.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] I told you to keep away from my son. You went behind my back.

Tucker: Didn’t you go behind his back to pitch the business to newman media? Daniel tried to hide it, but i could tell he had no idea.

Phyllis: Stay away from my son. I mean it. Neither my son nor I want anything to do with you, business-wise, at all. And I’ll take the next one, by the way.

Tucker: Alright. You should talk to daniel about that because you might get a different perspective. As far as I know, uh, it’s his project and you’re just along for the ride.

Audra: I know.

Lily: Ohh. Well, look what we have here — the ceo and coo of newman media. I’m so happy you two landed on your feet. That’s amazing. Clearly, the company you work for has questionable business ethics.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Daniel, I liked what I heard from phyllis about your new gaming venture. I am eager to hear from you directly about your —

Lily: Wait, I’m sorry. You are talking to tucker and you have your mom talking to nate?

Daniel: Hold on. I had nothing to do with any meeting at newman media. She obviously acted on her own and quite prematurely.

Audra: I thought something seemed off.

Daniel: [ Sighs heavily ] You know, I’m really sorry that my mother wasted your time. Um, I’ll make sure that she’s better informed about my goals in the future. I’m gonna check in with you later.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: Stark is in jail, but the trouble he’s caused still lingers. Billy’s clearly not buying the story. Neither do nikki or chance. How long till all this falls apart?

Summer: This is why I said that plan was a mistake from the get-go, but no one wanted to listen to me.

Kyle: Mm. I know your feelings on the matter. And if you hadn’t insisted i stay out of it, maybe I could have helped my parents come up with a better solution.

Summer: You really think getting involved would be a better option? You should be thanking me for keeping you out of it.

Kyle: Come on, summer. I — [ Sighs ] I don’t want to argue. This has been a stressful enough time for all of us. Hopefully, no one will press us on the details of the cover story and we can all put this in the past.

Summer: I couldn’t agree more. There’s nothing I would love better than to go back to leading marchetti and enjoying married life with our wonderful son. No more family plotting. Which reminds me — have you made a decision yet?

Kyle: About victor?

Summer: Yes. And his plan to enlist you in forcing adam to fail at jabot? Please tell me that you turned him down.

Nick: You can do this. You and chloe are gonna get in that room with jill and you’re going to dazzle her. You got a great idea. You are ready. She wants to work with you. This is a slam dunk.

Sally: What are you, like, a part-time cheerleader?

Nick: Hey, if that’s what you need to get motivated, a rah-rah routine, I can do it. Let’s go. Rah, rah, rah.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Ah. Alright. You have put me back on the right track.

Nick: You’re gonna do this. You got it?

Sally: I got it. Thanks, nick. I’m really lucky to have you in my life. The baby’s really lucky to have you, too.

Nick: Good luck this morning.

Sally: I’ll be home soon.

[ Sighs ]

Diane: Mmm.

Jack: I could stay here forever.

Diane: Wouldn’t that be nice? We could just stay in this wonderful cocoon, not have to worry about anybody.

Jack: You still worried about kyle?

Diane: I can’t help it.

Jack: I understand your being concerned, but he needs time to process it. He’ll come around.

Diane: You think so?

Jack: I do.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Hey. I just hate to see worry like this. I will be by your side, making sure he knows how happy we are. Mmm.

[ Both breathe deeply ]

Kyle: All victor wants is to find a way to give adam a little push out of jabot.

Summer: And he wants your help in doing that. You can’t let my grandpa manipulate you this way.

Kyle: Whoa, he’s not manipulating me. I am in the driver’s seat.

Summer: I just can’t believe that you’re still even considering this.

Kyle: I explained my reasoning for that. I would only do it if I was certain I was protected and no one would find out about it — and for those textile mills for marchetti.

Summer: You know, there are other ways to gain control of those, if that is your endgame. But I’m starting to think that you’re just using that as an excuse.

Kyle: What do you think I’m really after then?

Summer: I’m afraid that your hatred for adam is your main motivation. And I would really hate to see you damage your relationship with your father over that.

Kyle: I would only do it if i was sure he wouldn’t find out.

Summer: But no one can guarantee that, not even my grandpa.

Kyle: Okay, you’re right.

Summer: Look, colluding with my grandpa — it’s not a good idea. It’s not likely to end well. And I just would really love to avoid any more drama right now.

Kyle: That’s what I want, too.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Summer: What’s up?

Kyle: Um…nothing important.

[ Knock on door ]

Phyllis: Oh, hey! I’m glad you’re here. Listen, I have a lot to report. Um, but before that, I need to set you straight on something. Or, I should say, set you straight on someone.

Daniel: No. No, actually, I need to set you straight. I know what you did.

Phyllis: What are you talking about?

Daniel: Omega sphere. And while I appreciate that you were trying to help me, you need to stay out of this. I am not risking what I already potentially have with lily and chancellor-winters. You can’t just decide on your own to go and pitch my idea. No, you can’T. We are not partners. You work for me. And once again, I’m questioning why I hired you.

Nate: Have you had a chance to go over anything else about the new podcasts?

Audra: Uh, yeah. So, right now I’m filtering out based on availability and —

Billy: Boy, oh, boy, was i wrong about you. I mean, I really thought you were better than this. I thought you actually cared about your family, but I’m wrong. You have fully embraced the ruthless cliché of the c-suite executive, haven’t you? Backstab your family, jump to newman enterprises, and hire audra. Congratulations. I gave you far too much credit.

Audra: [ Sighs ]

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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Michael: Lauren?

Lauren: Ah! Perfect timing.

Michael: Any time I spend with you is perfect, my brilliant, ravishing wife.

Lauren: Well, thank you, my incredibly handsome husband, for the compliment.

Michael: One that’s so especially well-deserved. It’s not every day you win the lifetime achievement award for leadership in fashion.

Lauren: Oh, such an honor, and one that is made more momentous because I get to spend it with the people that I love the most

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Gloria: Well, I’ve always approved of you. I doubt this Mary and I would have gotten along very well.

Lauren: Oh, truer words were never spoken.

Gloria: You know something? I’ve always been curious. I’ve never asked. But why did it end with you and Paul?

Lauren: You know, um, a few reasons. First and foremost was this guy name Shawn Garrett. When I met him, he was, you know, very kind. He said he’d been to all my concerts, and he wanted to start an official fan club for me. And then he became obsessed with me. He tried to ruin Danny’s career. And then he said that he would kill Paul if I didn’t divorce him. So, I did. I did to protect Paul. I tried to pretend to have feelings for Shawn, but when he found out how I really felt? To say that he lost it would be an understatement.

Shawn: [Panting] By the time


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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Jack and Diane tell Kyle and Summer that they are now a couple and Kyle later tells Summer that he is worried Jack will get hurt if his relationship with Diane doesn’t work out.

Summer and Kyle argue about him helping Victor push Adam out of Jabot. Summer doesn’t think it is a good idea for Kyle to work with Victor because if Jack finds out he will be upset with him. Kyle gets a message from Victor asking to meet him to discuss next steps in the plan.

Phyllis meets with Newman Media to discuss Daniel’s gaming platform and Daniel is very upset that she met with Newman Media without his knowledge. Lily overhears Daniel talking to Tucker about his gaming platform and promises him she will make his gaming platform happen in a week or she will let him out of his contract.

Jill cancels her meeting with Sally and thanks to a pep talk from Nick she decides to do everything she can do to make her interior decorating business a reality.

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Michael: Lauren?

Lauren: Ah! Perfect timing.

Michael: Any time I spend with you is perfect, my brilliant, ravishing wife.

Lauren: Well, thank you, my incredibly handsome husband, for the compliment.

Michael: One that’s so especially well-deserved. It’s not every day you win the lifetime achievement award for leadership in fashion.

Lauren: Oh, such an honor, and one that is made more momentous because I get to spend it with the people that I love the most.

Michael: Ahh!

Lauren: [ Laughs ]

Gloria: Oh! There she is, the woman of the hour!

Lauren: I’m so glad you guys are here.

Gloria: Wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Kevin: Chloe asked me to pass along her congratulations. She, of course, wanted to be here, but she’s traveling for business.

Lauren: Aw!

Kevin: You know how much she loves parties, fashion, you — not necessarily in that order.

Lauren: Well, I hope not!

Chloe: Wait!

Lauren: Oh!

Chloe: Do not get started without me!

Gloria: Yes!

Michael: Yeah!

Lauren: Yay!

[ Laughs ]

Michael: Oh, we are delighted that you’re able to join us.

Gloria: And is scott coming?

Lauren: Oh, unfortunately not. He’s on a reporting assignment in the middle east.

Kevin: Oh. What about fen?

Lauren: Ah-ha! There’s your answer.

Fen: Hi, mom. Way to go on the award. I’m so proud of you.

Lauren: Oh, sweetie. Thank you.

Fen: You look great, by the way.

Lauren: Thank you. You too.

Fen: Dad, you do, too.

Michael: Yeah, of course i do.

Fen: Good to see you.

Gloria: And grandma glo, my handsome grandson!

Chloe: So good to see you, as always, fen.

Fen: I’m glad to be here. Uh, everyone, this is my boyfriend, trey. Trey, this is my uncle kevin, aunt chloe, grandma gloria, last but not least, my dad, michael baldwin, and my mom, lauren fenmore.

Michael: It’S…it’s fantastic to meet you in person at last.

Trey: Same here. It’s lovely to meet all of you.

Michael: Well, i think I speak for all of us when I say that we are thrilled to have this opportunity to get to know you.

Fen: Well, we’ll have plenty of time for that. But right now, I think that trey is dying to talk to mom.

Gloria: Ooh!

Trey: Yeah, congratulations on your big award. I can’t believe I’m here this evening, let alone sitting at your table.

Lauren: Oh, it’s — it’s my pleasure.

Fen: So, trey is a buyer for fenmore’s in nashville.

Lauren: Oh!

Fen: But what you didn’t know is…

Trey: You’re an icon to me, ms. Fenmore. Truly, this is such a privilege. I can’t even tell you.

Lauren: Oh.

Fen: So, I’ve been telling him all about you. Talked about you a lot. But I thought he’d want to hear your life story from you directly.

Trey: Only if you’re up for it. I know this is your big night, so I don’t want to put you on the spot.

Lauren: Oh.

Trey: But, um, I do want to know all about the woman who raised the man I love.

Gloria: Oh!

Lauren: Aw! That’s so sweet. Alright, well, uh [Laughs] Where do I start?

[ All laugh ]

Trey: I guess from the beginning. And by that, I mean whenever your life first started getting interesting.

Lauren: Oh, well, if we’re going to go that far back, we all better settle in and get some cocktails, because this is gonna be one heck of a ride.

[ All laugh ] Did you know if you turn to cold with tide She didn’t want to be a moth

Lauren: So, without a doubt, I was daddy’s girl. My parents, they divorced when I was very young, and my mother decided she didn’t want to be a mother. So, my father, neil, he raised me, and I adored him. My mother, joanna? Uh, not so much.

Lauren: All I ever wanted was for you to be proud of me. But you never were. And I know why. Because you were trapped in a marriage and a family that you wanted no part of.

Joanna: That same family turned around and wanted no part of me.

Lauren: But what did you expect us to do?

Joanna: Obviously, I expected too much. Oh, lauren…

[ Sighs ] …If only I’d known you were carrying this around all these years.

Lauren: And if you had? Would it have made a difference?

Lauren: Being raised by a selfish ice-queen mother and an indulgent father who worked more hours than he should have could have contributed to the fact that I was such a handful as a teenager. But I had passion. And back then it was music. And I was so excited to be able to sing with danny romalotti.

Fen: I’ve actually seen videos of the concert. I mean, what a — what a trip. You were — you were seriously good.

Michael: Hey, your mother is a woman of many talents.

Lauren: Well, it was an extraordinary time in my life. And it didn’t hurt that danny was, like, the kindest, cutest guy I’d ever seen.

[ Laughs ]

Lauren: I guess I don’t need to ask you what you feel about my singing with you.

Danny: No, there’s — there’s no need to ask. It’s all settled.

Lauren: No dice, huh?

Danny: Did I say that?

Lauren: You mean?

Danny: Yes, I want you to do a song with me at my next concert.

Lauren: You mean — you really mean that?

Danny: Under one condition.

Lauren: What — anything.

Danny: That you wear more than your engagement ring on stage with me.

Lauren: [ Laughs ] You got it. You got it! Oh! Thank you. Oh, thank you.

Lauren: Danny was much nicer than I was back then. And when I found out that there was a rival for his affection, whoo! The mean girl in me came roaring out.

Lauren: Came out pretty good, didn’t it? A friend of mine took that at danny’s big rehearsal, remember?

Traci: Yes, I remember.

Lauren: And, naturally, danny wanted a copy. So, I got him one, too.

Traci: He told you we wanted a copy?

Lauren: He didn’t have to. I’m getting to know danny real well.

Traci: Yeah, I’ll bet.

Lauren: See you around, trace.

Traci: Don’t count on it, lauren.

Lauren: [ Sighs ] I was definitely not my best self back then.

Michael: Hey, you were young. You grew out of it.

Lauren: Not as fast as i should have. Honestly, I mean, I had everything a girl could ever want, and yet I was such a wild child. Ironically, getting in trouble is how I met my first husband.

Paul: Alright, just a minute, sweetheart.

Lauren: What? I —

Paul: I think you better come with me.

Lauren: No, but —

Paul: Come on.

Lauren: Paul is our chief of police now. But back then, he was a private detective. We shouldn’t have made sense, but we did.

Lauren: I thought you were busy working on a case.

Paul: Um, I changed my plans.

Lauren: Why?

Paul: So I could be with you, of course.

Lauren: Hmm. Well, then, I’m not going to complain.

Paul: You know, even 007 has to take a break every once in a while.

Lauren: 007?

[ Chuckles ] Well, in my opinion, you’re a perfect 10.

Trey: Sounds like a terrific guy.

Lauren: He is. And his parents were salt of the earth. His father, carl, was a retired police detective. And his mother, mary [Laughs] A devout catholic, very protective of her family. So, you can imagine how I went over.

[ Laughs ]

Mary: Listen — there is nothing wrong with not wanting to have children, nor is there anything wrong with wanting to stay single. But you have to be up front about it.

Lauren: You know, this is none of your business.

Mary: And that’s what i question about you. It’s not your values or your goals or what makes you happy. It’s the way you — you misrepresent yourself. Now, paul thinks that you’re going to marry him. He thinks you — he expects you to marry him and give him children.

Lauren: Now, has he said this? Has he said these words to you, mrs. Williams? Because let me tell you something. Paul and i have a great relationship. We have been through an awful lot and we have survived it all. And so, if anybody is going to know what’s best for paul, it’s going to be me. Now, I have some things to do. Goodbye, mrs. Williams.

Gloria: Well, I’ve always approved of you. I doubt this mary and I would have gotten along very well.

Lauren: Oh, truer words were never spoken.

Gloria: You know something? I’ve always been curious. I’ve never asked. But why did it end with you and paul?

Lauren: You know, um, a few reasons. First and foremost was this guy name shawn garrett. When I met him, he was, you know, very kind. He said he’d been to all my concerts, and he wanted to start an official fan club for me. And then he became obsessed with me. He tried to ruin danny’s career. And then he said that he would kill paul if I didn’t divorce him. So, I did. I did to protect paul. I tried to pretend to have feelings for shawn, but when he found out how I really felt? To say that he lost it would be an understatement.

Shawn: [ Panting ] By the time you wake up, lauren, it’s going to be too late. No one will ever hear you. No one will ever find you.

Paul: [ Grunting ] Oh, my god!

Lauren: Paul was my hero. I mean, I shudder to think of what would have happened to me without him.S and it was after that very uncertain, complicated time, after I suffered such a big loss, that I decided it was time. It was time to grow up. Hi, I’m katie.

Lauren: I was only in my 20s when my dad died. It was such a shock. I wasn’t prepared to lose him so soon, and I certainly wasn’t prepared to take on his life’s work.

Paul: “And a wistful sadness came over his face as he said, ‘my one and only regret is that my daughter lauren never joined me in the business. She’s a bright, talented, young woman, and she’d be a terrific asset to fenmore’S.'” Honor your father’s last request. Why don’t you take over the business?

Lauren: I was determined to make my dad proud.

Michael: Hey. You have. You took his legacy and made it even more successful than it was.

Lauren: Thank you for that. You know, once I took the reins and started running things, I actually grew into the role pretty quickly. You know, that brazen self-confidence I had as a child actually started to pay off. And that’s when I met my second husband, scott grainger. He was this amazing doctor. He was kind, handsome. Don’t worry, not like you, not like the love of my life, completely different.

[ Laughter ]

Scott: I never dreamed I could be this happy.

Lauren: Well, if you only knew what you’ve done for me, what you’ve brought to my life, peace and security that I feel.

Scott: Mrs. Grainger, will you do me the honor of having this dance?

Lauren: I’d love to dance with you, dr. Grainger.

Fen: So, dr. Grainger was scott’s dad, but he died when my brother was really little.

Lauren: Uh, we just, you know, we got married too soon, and we had a lot of problems. The main one was this nurse that he was working with who decided that she was the only woman for him.

Michael: Ooh. I was wondering when you were going to bring her up.

Lauren: Yep. You know, I thought I could handle anyone or anything, no matter how crazy. And then I met sheila. Little did I know that I was looking in the face of pure evil.

Lauren: You keep this up, and you’ll lose big.

Sheila: Are you threatening me?

Lauren: You’re damn right I’m threatening you. You don’t know the meaning of trouble. You mess with me, and you’re going to find out. So, why don’t you just stay away from my husband?

Sheila: I really —

Lauren: I’m a very powerful woman, and I wouldn’t forget that if I were you. Now, this will be your only warning. You keep your claws away from my husband, or you’re going to have to answer to me. And believe me. You don’t want to do that.

[ Telephones ringing ]

Lauren: And sheila didn’t stay away from scott.

Lauren: Sheila is pregnant?

Scott: Yes.

Lauren: And it’s your baby. Is that what you’re telling me?

Scott: Yes.

Lauren: She — she said — she told you it’s yours, right?

Scott: Lauren, I know it’s my child. She’s not involved with anyone else.

Lauren: So, all this time there was an involvement, and you denied it.

Scott: Honey, it’s not the way you’re making it soun–

Lauren: Well, how is it? Obviously, there was an involvement. You fathered her baby.

Scott: Lauren, I know this hurts.

Lauren: Oh, thank you for being so understanding.

Scott: Lauren, I am telling you this because I want to save the marriage, and I don’t think we can do that unless we’re totally honest with each other!

Lauren: You know, I told you about her!

Scott: Lauren —

Lauren: But you wouldn’t listen to me. You said, “no, she is just a good friend.” Was that before you slept with her or after?

Lauren: Turns out that, um, i was pregnant, too. I hid it from scott. Um, it was a baby boy, dylan. I loved him so much, and, um… he didn’t survive. And I struggled to put the pieces of my life back together. And sheila was, uh, so vicious and cruel.

Sheila: I know you don’t want to believe this, and I don’t want to disappoint you, but I did forget. Your dead baby isn’t always uppermost in my mind.

Lauren: How can you be such a vile, hateful person? How can you be so vicious?! How?! How?!

[ Both grunting ]

Sheila: [ Gasps ]

Lauren: Even then, I didn’t grasp how profoundly sheila hated me and how far she would go to hold onto scott… so much more than I ever could have imagined.

Lauren: Your mother just said that you switched babies at the hospital after my son was born.

Sheila: Sad, isn’t it? I told you she was delusional, lauren.

Molly: Liar!

Sheila: Can you imagine her saying such a thing?

Lauren: You’re telling me that this is just some delusion, some bizarre hallucination?

Sheila: Poor, poor mama. All this incessant chatter, and yet nothing you have to say makes any sense at all.

Molly: Liar!

Lauren: That made sense, sheila.

Sheila: Oh, you’re going to believe her, lauren? You’re going to believe the words of a deranged, hallucinating, old woman? She tells you this incredible story, and you’re going to accept it?

Molly: [ Stammers ] Yes.

Lauren: If what you’re saying is true, then my baby, my… my son is still alive.

Molly: Yes!

Lauren: Is it true? Is it true?! Answer me! Is it?!

Sheila: Alright, lauren. Yes. Everything my mother told you is absolutely true.

Molly: Sheila!

Sheila: Mother, would you just — aah!

[ All screaming ]

Lauren: Molly and I escaped, and I thought sheila perished in the fire. I thought I was finally rid of her. But that just began decades of torment. She showed up again and again, and she tried to destroy me. And, you know, even now, when I’ve been assured that she’s dead, I don’t really believe it. But if that bitch decides to resurrect, and she comes near me or anyone that I love, she will wish she had stayed dead.

[Coughing] I

Lauren: I learned a lot living in L.A. I met a lot of incredible people. But, ultimately, I made my way home. And thank goodness I did, because otherwise I wouldn’t have met this remarkable man.

Michael: Mm.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: Some things were meant to be.

Kevin: It’s true. You do seem destined to be together. But there was another step in there. I’m the reason the two of them got to know each other.

Trey: Oh, did you set them up?

Kevin: No, it’s nothing as sweet or simple as that.

Gloria: Nothing ever is in our family.

Kevin: When I met lauren, I was a total goner, completely smitten from day one.

Michael: Who wouldn’t be?

Lauren: And I thought you were a lovely young man who just seemed a little lost.

Kevin: I got it in my head that lauren was falling for me as hard as I was falling for her. And when I realized I was mistaken, I didn’t handle it very well.

Kevin: The day we met at the boutique, you told me how rare it was to find somebody in this world that was actually kind. And then you said that the older people got, the less likely they were to judge somebody before they really got to know them.

Lauren: Yes, I did.

Kevin: So, is any of that true, or is it just a bunch of empty words?

Lauren: No. That was sincere. That’s the truth.

Kevin: Okay. Because you didn’t know who I was then. Then I told you my name. You probably heard all the stories, you know, and you just assumed they were true. And you never even gave me a chance.

Lauren: I want to give you a chance now. Come on. Let’s work through this, please?

Kevin: No, no, no! There’s no way that’s going to happen — not after you made a total fool out of me.

Lauren: Kevin, just —

Kevin: No, no, no! Okay? That’s enough! No more games! It’s going to end here, now, tonight.

Kevin: Fortunately, lauren is one of the most forgiving people I’ve ever known. She cared about me, even though I was a total train wreck.

Michael: And lauren and i were talking a lot then, mostly concerning kevin. But pretty soon we realized that we couldn’t seem to get enough of each other.

Lauren: [ Laughs ]

Michael: And I was the goner.

Lauren: Oh, me too. I fell madly in love.

[ Laughs ]

Michael: And pretty soon, i realized that I would be an absolute fool if I didn’t ask this amazing woman to marry me. And so, I offered up my heart on a platter — or on a casino table.

[ Laughter ] But you got the idea.

Michael: It has been my experience that people have a way of thinking themselves out of the best thing that’s ever happened to them.

Lauren: And you think you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me?

Michael: Oh, I know I am. And you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me. No risk, no reward.

Lauren: Well… if you insist on having an answer out of me right this minute…

[ Sighs ] …I’m afraid the answer has to be… yes.

[ Both laugh ]

[ Noisemakers blaring ]

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: And I was on my way to becoming an official member of the baldwin-fisher clan.

Kevin: And everything that comes with it, starting with the wedding.

Gloria: I offered to plan the wedding. And, of course, I knew how skeptical they were. But it could not have been a more elegant ceremony.

Lauren: You did a magnificent job.

Gloria: Thank you.

Michael: My entire life grew brighter that day, like the grinch’s heart growing three sizes. I didn’t think there was room for any more love in this body of mine. Then fenmore came along — what a miracle you are.

Lauren: One of my greatest joys. And our family was growing.

Michael: Oh, in ways that we couldn’t predict, especially the fenmore side.

Lauren: Oh, wow. Yes!

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: I usually prepare for anything, but I did not see that coming at all. Oh-oh! Ma ma ma ma

[Clears throut]

“The young and the restless”

will continue. Dry skin is sensitive skin, too.

Fen: So, you know that jill abbott is my aunt, right?

Trey: Yeah.

Fen: Well, she wasn’t always. Or well, she was, but my mom didn’t always know they were sisters.

Lauren: Right. I mean, it came as a total shock. Jill’s adoptive mother told her that neil fenmore was her biological father. Of course, when she told me, I did not believe it.

Lauren: Your half-sister? How is that even possible?

Jill: Trust me. I am as shocked as you are.

Lauren: Where’d you hear this?

Jill: Liz told snapper when she was dying. She didn’t want the secret to die with her.

Lauren: So, tell me what she said.

Jill: Okay. She said that she has always known who abandoned me at the hospital. It was this young girl, a teenager — very poor.

Lauren: What was her name?

Jill: I don’t know her name. I do know that her boyfriend was willing to marry her. But the boy’s father, his whole family, objected very strongly. They were well-to-do. They were influential. They wanted their son to go to college and become successful. They didn’t want him to disgrace the family with an illegitimate child, you know. And his father put a lot of pressure on him until he was willing to walk away from my mother and me.

Lauren: So, this boy, your father…

Jill: Was neil fenmore, your father.

Michael: But the dna test proved it was true.

Lauren: I was not so gracious. The last thing I wanted to do was welcome jill into my family.

Fen: But they managed to work things out.

Lauren: Eventually. Yes, we still drive each other up the wall, but we get along pretty well. You know, most of the time.

Lauren: Are you really trying to justify having sex with a stranger in my office?

Jill: Oh! He wasn’t a stranger, okay? And I don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this.

Lauren: You know what? We were trying to have a very romantic anniversary dinner…

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: …Which you ruined.

Jill: Maybe if you didn’t have this place secured like the damn pentagon, I wouldn’t have accidentally set off the silent alarm! What are you laughing at?

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: Are you trying to blame me? Oh, my…

Jill: Oh, my!

Michael: [ Laughs ]

Lauren: [ Laughing ] We come in, guns blaring.

[ All laughing ] You should have seen the look on your…

[ Laughter continues ] Not to mention your hair!

Lauren: [ Laughs ] Oh, there’s never a dull moment in this family.

Michael: We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lauren: So true.

After advil.

Phyllis: My goodness.

Lauren: I’m so glad you came.

Phyllis: Oh, I wouldn’t miss this for the world, fashion expert extraordinaire.

Lauren: We’re just having some champagne before we go into the ballroom. Join us.

Phyllis: Oh, great. I’d love that. Hey, fen.

Fen: Phyllis, hi. I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend, trey.

Phyllis: Very nice to meet you.

Trey: You too.

Lauren: So, if they ever write a book about michael and me, this woman deserves a chapter.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness.

Kevin: A very long, twisted chapter. Mm.

Phyllis: No. No, definitely not. I like to think of us as a dynamic trio. You know what I mean? We have a very special bond, lauren.

Phyllis: If you would have asked me months ago how I would feel about being pregnant, um, I would have said it was the worst thing in the world. But…but I have to be honest with you. When I was at dr. Thompson’s today, I mean, I just realized how excited I am about this baby.

Lauren: Well, then, that’s all that matters, right?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Lauren: Okay. So… who do you want the father to be?

Phyllis: Um… how about michael? Is he available?

Lauren: No. Taken.

Phyllis: Okay. Too bad. He’s going to be such a great father.

Lauren: Yeah, he is.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Lauren: Hey, why did you see dr. Thompson tonight?

Phyllis: Oh, I, um, I was spotting and…

Lauren: Oh.

Phyllis: Yeah, but she wants me to do an amnio, just, you know, to be sure.

Lauren: You know, I had one today. Do you want me to go with you?

Lauren: You know, it’s easy to have friends during the good times, but it’s the one who really shows up when things aren’t so good that really counts.

Chloe: That is so true.

Trey: Not just with friends.

Phyllis: Well, you two, watch and learn. These two, their relationship goals — you have an incredible bond. I mean, they haven’t been, now, without conflict. That’s for sure.

Lauren: [ Laughs ] No.

Phyllis: But how they’ve navigated through it, you know? And they have a great relationship because they rely on each other. When one of them falls down, the other one leans down and picks them up.

Michael: Please, just end this.

Lauren: No, I won’t do it.

Michael: Don’t make me say things that will hurt you.

Lauren: You don’t think this hurts?

Michael: Oh, I know it does. And I want the pain to end for both of us. The only way that’s going to happen is if you accept the fact that I don’t want to be with you. I don’t love you anymore.

Lauren: I will not accept that. What we have is real, and i will never give up on us.

Michael: My wife is the bravest, fiercest human being that I have ever met. And we’re all the stronger for it. …Will remain radioactive for years to come.

Michael: Thank you guys so much for coming.

Kevin: Thank you!

Michael: Love you, love you, love you.

Kevin: Congrats again!

Michael: Kevin, call me.

Kevin: Love you all. Bye.

Michael: Bye! Thank you, phyllis.

Gloria: Bye, handsome son number one.

Michael: Bye, mumsy.

Fen: Bye. And I think we’re actually going to check out noah’s club.

Lauren: Alright.

Michael: Ah!

Lauren: Expect to see you far more often.

Fen: I know. Yes, ma’am.

Lauren: Right?

Fen: I love you.

Lauren: I love you.

Michael: Thank you so much.

Lauren: So nice to meet you.

Trey: You too.

Michael: Alright. Pleasure, trey.

Lauren: Bye.

Trey: Bye.

Lauren: I’m so grateful.

Michael: Mm-hmm!

Lauren: Fen is back on track, and he’S… he’s found love.

Michael: I don’t mean to be self-congratulatory, but I think phyllis got it right when she talked about us setting a good example for others. I mean, lord knows we have faced obstacles that would pulverize other couples.

Michael: Lauren?!

Lauren: In sickness and in health! Those were the vows that I took, and they weren’t just words. I meant every single —

Michael: Alright, neither of us expected this.

Lauren: But that doesn’t mean that I walk out on you. I love you. Cancer does not change that.

Michael: No, no, no. Cancer changes everything.

Lauren: It doesn’t have to!

Michael: It will!

Lauren: You shut me down! You drove me away! And you drove me to find peace and comfort and support elsewhere.

Michael: In another man’s arms!

Lauren: We made it this far because we pledged to love each other forever. We meant it.

Michael: Do you remember what you were doing one year ago today?

Lauren: Let’s see. One year ago today. Ooh, my nails? These poor things.

Michael: Okay, fine. If that’s how you’re going to play it, you’re not getting your anniversary gift.

Lauren: [ Gasps ] Gift? Gift?

Michael: Well, too late, too late.

Lauren: Why didn’t say in the first place?

Michael: I am so taking it back to the store.

Lauren: No, you are not.

Michael: Yes, I am.

Lauren: Not if I can find it first.

Michael: No, no. Stop!

[ Laughing ] Stop! Stop it! Stop it!

Lauren: No, I’m gonna find it!

Michael: Alright, alright. Right there. Go ahead. It’s yours.

Lauren: You gonna give it to me?

Michael: Yeah.

Lauren: Okay.

Michael: Yeah.

Lauren: Oh. Michael. I’m gonna pick yours up later, okay?

Michael: No, look. You have given me the most precious gift in the world…and it’s asleep! Open.

Lauren: Okay. Oh!

Michael: Lauren fenmore baldwin… I promise to love and honor and cherish you until the day I die.

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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Abby: Hi. I just wanted to drop off Dominic’s vitamins.

Devon: Oh. He’s not gonna like that you remembered. He hates these things.

Abby: Oh, that’s only because you don’t sing him the special vitamin song. Yeah. Which I will teach you after you tell me what’s on your mind. What’s up?

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Tucker: You know, it’s a beautiful day, is it not?

Victoria: Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. You know, I think that it’s dinnertime in Paris right now. It must be gorgeous, with the lights twinkling on the seine, lovers walking arm in arm down the Champs-Elysées. And I’m sure that Ashley is glancing out at the Eiffel tower, basking in the fact that she escaped you. You must be so crushed that your plan to win Ashley back failed.

Tucker: Well, I must say, I’m very flattered you’ve been thinking of me so much.

Victoria: I do. I do think of you, tucker, as much as anyone thinks of an invasive species. Very difficult to eradicate, but once they’re gone, everybody’s so blissfully satisfied.

Tucker: Are you trying to tell me you think I should leave town?

Victoria: Ashley’s out of your reach. You’re out of reasons to stay.

Tucker: Well, why should i run away and deprive myself the pleasure of one-upping my enemies?

Victoria: I don’t think you’ve one-upped anyone this go-round.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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In this special standalone episode the show celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Tracey Bergman playing the role of Lauren Vendors Baldwin. Lauren’s family and Phyllis gather at the Grand Phoenix to celebrate Lauren getting an award, honoring her contributions to the fashion industry. Lauren remembers the good parts of her life, as well as, the sad parts of her life. There are flashbacks shown to the audience from the first time Lauren arrived on the show as she remembers the important moments of her life in Genoa City

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Daniel: Mind if I join you?

Phyllis: Oh, hey. Well, do you want to tell me what a miserable person I am, or listen to some of the ideas that I have, you know, or tell me I’m crazy? If I even have a job.

Daniel: I didn’t fire you, mom.

Phyllis: Right, well, that’s what it felt like. I mean, honestly, who talks to their mother like that?

Daniel: [ Sighs ] I was trying to offer very good advice. You need to let go of this unhealthy obsession with diane. I mean, it’s keeping you from focusing on this project, which I-I really, really want you to be a part of.

Phyllis: Okay, well, it didn’t sound like that was your point.

Daniel: Well, I’m sorry. I am. I love the idea of the two of us working together. I just need to know that you can let go of this vendetta. That’s it. So, I mean, your future with omega sphere is in your hands.

Abby: Hi. I just wanted to drop off dominic’s vitamins.

Devon: Oh. He’s not gonna like that you remembered. He hates these things.

Abby: Oh, that’s only because you don’t sing him the special vitamin song. Yeah. Which I will teach you after you tell me what’s on your mind. What’s up?

Devon: Oh, it’s nothing, really. It’s chancellor-winters stuff. Nothing you need to worry about.

Abby: Didn’t I just tell you that you were — you weren’t going to have to go through any of this alone? Come on. What’s up? Talk to me.

Devon: What’s the last thing I told you?

Abby: That you were trying to decide if you were going to stick with lily and jill taking chancellor-winters public.

Devon: Right.

Abby: And did you make a decision?

Devon: I did, yeah. Lily’s on her way over right now.

[ Cellphone pings ]

“Can you come over? I’ve got an idea.”

Tucker: That was fire. That’s what I remember and missed so much. Don’t tell me you don’T.

Ashley: That would be showing my hand.

Tucker: Ah, I think you already did.

Ashley: Mm, don’t be so sure.

Tucker: You see it, though, right? That together we’re stronger than whatever kept us apart.

Tucker: I’m sorry you had to hear that. You have to know that what he was accusing me of is just not true.

Ashley: Yeah, well, you know, I never trusted you anyway, so you couldn’t really sink any lower in my book.

Tucker: What are you talking about?

Ashley: Oh, well, all this — you know, all of this was just, um… you know, it was just an act so that I could get to the truth, you know? And because I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time…

Tucker: Okay —

Ashley: …Mission accomplished, you know? So…

Tucker: Hold on.

Ashley: Bye, tucker.

Tucker: Wait a minute, ashley.

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Tucker: You know, it’s a beautiful day, is it not?

Victoria: Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. You know, I think that it’s dinnertime in paris right now. It must be gorgeous, with the lights twinkling on the seine, lovers walking arm in arm down the champs-élysées. And I’m sure that ashley is glancing out at the eiffel tower, basking in the fact that she escaped you. You must be so crushed that your plan to win ashley back failed.

Tucker: Well, I must say, I’m very flattered you’ve been thinking of me so much.

Victoria: I do. I do think of you, tucker, as much as anyone thinks of an invasive species. Very difficult to eradicate, but once they’re gone, everybody’s so blissfully satisfied.

Tucker: Are you trying to tell me you think I should leave town?

Victoria: Ashley’s out of your reach. You’re out of reasons to stay.

Tucker: Well, why should i run away and deprive myself the pleasure of one-upping my enemies?

Victoria: I don’t think you’ve one-upped anyone this go-round.

Tucker: Give it time.

Daniel: Thank you. Mom, look, no one works harder than you, and no one is more creative. Hands down. I just need to know that you are fully focused on this job, and it’s not just an afterthought, or you’re coming up with new ways to go after diane.

Phyllis: You will get 97% of me.

Daniel: No. No 97%, mom. It needs to be all or nothing. Look, I want to work with you not just because of your insane gaming skills, but because of the way that they make you feel, you know? You light up like a little kid. And that’s the version of you that this platform needs.

Phyllis: I get it. I get it. Okay? You got me. I mean, this is more than just a business to you. I understand.

Daniel: Do you?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Daniel: Do you remember when I asked you to be a part of this venture? I sat there with you and dad. I told you how I felt everything in my life had just gone sideways. You know, how heather and lucy, they — they were finally sick and tired of my self-serving, toxic attitude? “Finding princess louisa” was born out of that chaos. And it’s the centerpiece. I mean, it is the jewel in the crown of the entire gaming platform. Finding your inner strength, using it to turn bad into good, dark into light. Are you with me here?

Phyllis: Yeah, I am. It means a lot to you. I get it.

Daniel: This project is me taking control of my life. It’s me taking what was left behind when my family left me and figuring out a way to move in a positive direction. And I want nothing more than for the two of us to go on this journey together. I’m — I’m serious. But, you know, if — if the wind doesn’t start blowing in our direction, the ship might be dead in the water.

Phyllis: Wait, wait, wait. What are you talking about? Is there a problem with chancellor-winters? Is everything okay there?

Lily: Hey.

Devon: Hi.

Lily: I’m really glad that you called. I really think that we can figure out — abby. Hi.

Abby: Hi.

Lily: Sorry, I didn’t know that you were going to be here. Should we reschedule?

Devon: No, don’t have to at all. She just stopped by.

Abby: I was just dropping off dominic’s vitamins. Um, I’ll talk to you later?

Devon: Yeah, for sure, but you’re more than welcome to stay, too, if you want. She knows everything that’s been going on.

Abby: Well, I — none of the details. You know, I just know that this has taken a toll on devon.

Lily: Yeah. Well, I’m glad he has someone to talk to about it, ’cause this has been really hard on all of us. But I really think that we can find a solution that we all can live with.

Devon: Well, that’s just it. I think that, uh, it needs to be more than just something we can live with. I think that the solution should be something that we all feel good about. And your and jill’s offer to buy me out doesn’t really make me feel good.

Lily: Well, you haven’t heard numbers or specifics —

Devon: I know, I haven’t, and I don’t really need to, ’cause I’ve made up my mind. And my answer is no. I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

Daniel: Look, you know how things go at newly merged companies.

Phyllis: Yeah, everything’s in flux. I get it. You didn’t elaborate before, but you sort of insinuated that omega sphere could be in jeopardy at chancellor-winters.

Daniel: Well, lily told me she’s still interested in launching the platform.

Phyllis: But there’s no guarantee.

Daniel: I have a contract.

Phyllis: Well, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have the commitment from the two ceos. So the contract is not that important. Listen, we’re talking about a game that’s still in development, at a company that’s unclear. I mean, there are no guarantees here.

Daniel: Sometimes you just got to have faith.

Phyllis: Yeah. You know what’s better than faith? Cold, hard cash and job security. I mean, they could be thinking that this is too much of a risk. Hmm. I’m not going to let that happen to you.

Daniel: Well, unfortunately, it’s not in your hands.

Phyllis: Hmm. Really? Did you really say that to me? You underestimate me, my son. I fight for my children, and you know that. I also listen to them. I’m going to take what you said about diane to heart.

Daniel: Really?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. What, you don’t believe me? What, I have to wait a lifetime to change my mind? I could just change my mind right now. I need to move on. I agree with you. I need to forget about the past and put my attention on omega sphere and everything that you want that to be, like — like, um, princess louisa’s garden.

Daniel: I really hope you mean that.

Phyllis: I do mean that. I do. And I also want to help you out with this, because I don’t want this to just be in corporate limbo. Do you know what I mean?

Daniel: No, what are you saying?

Phyllis: Well, what I’m saying is, if chancellor-winters doesn’t get on it, we may have to get a backup plan.

Victoria: I think that time is probably the last thing that you need, given that you have other people doing your dirty work for you.

Tucker: What does that mean?

Victoria: I know about your connection with audra charles. She’s working for you behind the scenes. Stilettos on the ground, worming her way into chancellor-winters, reporting back to you, sharing insider secrets.

Tucker: I can’t imagine where you would hear such a thing.

Victoria: Well, you know, secrets have a way of not staying secret for very long.

Tucker: Aha, I’m going to remember that one. ‘Cause as an invasive species, I-I must learn to adapt.

Victoria: Mm, but you won’T. You will try to destroy everything in your path until you get what you want. Is newman next? Do we need to prepare ourselves for another embarrassing attempt at a coup?

Tucker: Oh, I’m just — I’m just one man, one lowly species and —

Billy: Tucker, tucker, what — what are you doing now?

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] See that, right on time, gallantly swooping in to protect the damsel?

Billy: No, no. Victoria can handle herself. But you can go ahead and take this as a warning. Don’t do anything else to mess with my family.

Tucker: Noted. But for the record, I’m just here for the coffee. The ambiance. So… nice turtleneck.

Billy: Not as nice as yours. Do I want to know what the hell that is all about?

Victoria: It always pays to know what’s going on with tucker mccall, especially because right now, he is a man searching for a battle.

Lily: Abby, would you mind giving us a minute alone?

Abby: Of course.

Lily: Thank you.

Devon: She doesn’t have to go anywhere, lily, ’cause there’s nothing else for us to discuss, since you don’t want to negotiate. And this is not a business decision, it’s a personal decision.

Lily: Jill and I came up with solutions that satisfy both the personal and business issues.

Devon: Who does it satisfy, aside from you and jill? Like, what do I get out of it?

Lily: What do you mean, what do you get out of it? You get the money and the name.

Devon: I have money. You already know that. And I can come up with a new name. That’s not what’s important to me. What matters is what the name represents, and that’s the actual company that neil and I built.

Lily: Devon, you can rebuild, and you can make it something that comes from you.

Devon: I have no interest in starting from scratch. I’m sorry. I want my company back in its entirety without any strings. It’s as simple as that.

Lily: [ Sighs ] I don’t see how you think that —

Devon: That’s the problem is that you don’t see anything else except from your perspective.

Lily: Wow. Hasn’t this come full circle? That’s exactly what nate said about you.

Devon: Uh, okay. And you know what he tried to do originally? He left the company. Which is what I’m trying to do, but you won’t let me. You will not let me leave and take my company that i poured my heart and soul into, that is already established and already has a foundation and respect from its competitors. You want me to walk away from all that and be fine with it? That’s kind of hurtful.

Lily: Devon, I’m trying to be fair.

Devon: I am trying to be fair, too. So let’s come up with something. How about — how about I pay you and jill whatever you guys ask for, within reason, to make up for whatever you think you’re gonna lose? ‘Cause that’s about the only option that I’m going to go for.

Lily: That’s the nuclear option.

Devon: If that’s how you see it.

Lily: Devon, jill made it very clear that buying you out was the only option. She is not going to break up the companies before we go public.

Devon: Okay. Then we go to court. Right before mike decided to say yes…

Lily: You really want to do that? You want to let lawyers sort this out?

Devon: Absolutely not, lily, but you and jill are trying to force me into this ipo move, even though I’ve expressed to you how I feel about it. So, I mean, what am I supposed to do?

Lily: Oh, I’m — I’m sorry. We forced you?

Devon: That’s what you’re doing.

Lily: You signed a contract. You agreed to go public, and now you want to back out, because it’s all about you. So I don’t know where you learned that you don’t have to keep your word, but it definitely was not from dad.

Devon: Okay, well, this has never been about me. It’s always been about honoring katherine and neil’s legacies.

Lily: Right, well, honoring their legacies is keeping the companies strong. And by backing out, all you’re doing is causing damage to both of them.

Devon: I disagree with that. I think by backing out, I’m keeping them out of the hands of people we don’t know and we don’t trust. And I don’t know how many times I have to explain that to you.

Lily: [ Scoffs ]

[ Sighs ] Okay. Nothing more to be said. So, I’m really sorry that it had to come to this.

Devon: I’m really sorry, too.

Lily: Yeah. Bye, abby.

Abby: Bye.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door shuts ]

Victoria: I mean, what is he still doing in genoa city? He struck out already, both personally and professionally.

Billy: And I don’t see him, dom, and devon spending much family time together, either.

Victoria: Why doesn’t he just leave?

Billy: [ Sighs ] Because guys like that, they just don’t cut their losses and run, okay? But it’s not going to kill us to hope.

Victoria: He wants something. The question is what. I can’t afford to let him fall off my radar.

Billy: You feeling a little spread thin, having to spend so much energy on johnny and chelsea?

Victoria: I don’t know, maybe a little.

Billy: Well, pizza night was a big hit. Hmm? And that wouldn’t have happened without you.

Victoria: Well, I’m glad everybody had such a great time.

Billy: “Epic” was the word I heard most. And just to let you know, johnny is planning something fun for everybody to do together.

Victoria: Together? Like as a “family”?

Billy: Yeah, well —

Victoria: Billy, come on. I mean, it’s a — it’s a lot. I mean, I’m just getting used to this new dynamic. I think you would afford me the same compassion and care that you have given to chelsea. I mean, it’s hard on me, too.

Billy: I know that. I do. Look, you are his mother, okay? Every sneeze, cough, scraped knee, soccer game. And the fact that he is adjusting to this new landscape so well is a testament to you as a parent.

Victoria: I didn’t exactly do it alone.

Billy: Well, no. I mean, I did my part. But you deserve most of the credit for raising a strong, compassionate boy.

Victoria: This has been so difficult.

Billy: You know, we, uh — we try and tell kids it’s important to share, but it’s not easy to do. And you’re being asked to share a part of johnny’s heart with someone else.

Victoria: It’s really hard, billy. And I’m trying. I really am. I’m trying, but it’s — it’s hard.

Billy: Well, I mean, you could look at it this way. You are giving a gift to chelsea, johnny, and connor for that matter that is really incredible, one that they will not be able to repay.

Victoria: Johnny hasn’t been able to see how this is affecting me, has he?

Billy: No, no, no. No, you’ve done an amazing job trying to keep it from him. And I know what this is costing you, okay? I get it. But just so you know, I will always be there with you to do whatever we need to do for the kids. You’re the boss, okay? Well, co-boss.

Victoria: No, you were right the first time.

Billy: Mm…

Victoria: Thank you.

Billy: Okay. I’ll see you later.

Victoria: Yeah.

Billy: Be careful, okay?

Tucker: Hey, victoria.

Victoria: You really are a glutton for punishment, aren’t you?

Tucker: I just wanted to give you an answer. Uh, I haven’t decided who my next victim is going to be, but I just want to assure you that if it is newman, you’ll be the last to know. What fun would it be if you saw it coming, right? Hey… it’s me! Your dry skin!

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Chelsea: Hey.

Billy: Hi.

Chelsea: Come on in. I’m so glad you could make it.

Billy: Yeah, what’s going on? You feeling good?

Chelsea: I’m feeling inspired.

Billy: Okay, well, that’s a good thing. And what brought that on?

Chelsea: So, I was just listening to this podcast of this person who has experience with depression and a suicide attempt.

Billy: Okay. And how did that go for you?

Chelsea: It got me thinking. You know, the two of us, we have a lot of experience, not just with podcasts, but with mental health crises and being a part of someone’s support system. What if we created something like this?

Billy: Another podcast?

Chelsea: Well, I mean, we have such a great rapport. We know each other so well. We obviously bring out the best in each other, you know? I mean, what if we used our stories and our voices to help people feel less alone?

Billy: Yeah, um… honest opinion?

Chelsea: Always.

Billy: I get the impulse. I-I do. But are you sure you’re ready to open yourself up that way? You know, it’s only been a couple months since…

Chelsea: Well, it’s all a journey, right? I mean, I’d have to talk to my therapist, of course, and explain all this to her and make sure she approves, but —

Billy: Yeah, you’d have to do that.

Chelsea: The idea excites me. And what’s more important, what’s more life-affirming than that?

Billy: [ Sighs ] No, I agree. It would be.

Chelsea: So? Does that mean you’ll do it?

Devon: Hey, I’m sorry that I put you in the middle of all that. It just felt like lily was trying to tell me who I could have in my house, and I didn’t like that. So I apologize for doing that to you.

Abby: Well, uh, family dust-ups aren’t easy to be a part of or to witness.

Devon: Yeah. Do you think that I’m wrong in all this?

Abby: Look, I understand why you’re taking this stance. But are you really prepared to go into a legal battle with your sister and jill?

Devon: I mean, what else am I supposed to do?

Abby: I remember you told me that you were worried that this was going to get ugly if you couldn’t reach a compromise.

Devon: I know, yeah, and I am still worried. That’s the last thing that I want to happen, but I feel like I don’t have a choice.

Abby: I just — I can’t help but see the similarities between this and when you decided that you wanted to share custody of dominic. Look, I do not regret the outcome. I don’t, but you were willing to take chance and me to court so you could have equal access to dominic.

Devon: Right. But we got through all that, though.

Abby: Yeah, we did. But it was because chance and I, we decided that it was best for all of us to raise dominic together. And I just — I hope that you don’t think that every disagreement is going to have the same outcome, that your opponent is just going to suddenly realize that you’re right.

Devon: No, I’m not. Of course I’m not going to think that. But, abby, one of the most valuable lessons I ever learned from neil was that when you find something that you believe in and it’s important to you, you defend it, and you don’t back down. And this is something that is very important to me.

Abby: But there’s a lot more at stake than just the company that you built with your dad.

Devon: What are you saying?

Abby: I’m asking you if you’re prepared for what this will probably do to your relationship with lily.

Phyllis: Listen, daniel, we need to seize the moment. That’s what we need to do. I mean, we need a company that sees omega sphere for the moneymaking endeavor that it is. We need to let them make your vision a reality. You know what? Maybe we should take it to newman media. You know, nate hastings is there right now, and I’ve heard great things about him. Or forget it. Why are we thinking so small? Let’s go international. Japan, philippines, korea. Also, let’s not forget about the gamers in new zealand —

Daniel: Yeah, mom, I love that you’re so committed, but I think we’re getting a little bit ahead of ourselves.

Phyllis: Well, I don’t think so. This is something we need to do.

Daniel: [ Sighs ] I think we need to do exactly what we’ve been doing. We move ahead under the assumption that we’re going to be with chancellor-winters.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, but you’re the one who brought up that it’s a dire situation.

Daniel: I’m just talking worst-case scenarios. Look, I hope it doesn’t come to the point where we’ve got to take the project someplace else.

Phyllis: Right, plan for the best, prepare for the worst. I get it. I get it. Honestly, we have to. We have to think out of the box, all right? It’s just common sense. We have to look into other companies.

Daniel: I have a contract with chancellor-winters, and I have faith that lily’s going to do everything she can to keep this project on track. Lily. Hey. You want to join us?

Lily: Um — hi. Uh…

Daniel: What’s wrong?

Lily: No, I just — I-I had a meeting that didn’t go well, so…

Daniel: With devon? I’m sorry. I know it’s got to be stressful, and I really wish you weren’t dealing with all that.

Lily: Thanks.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m sorry, too. Um, but all the issues that you’re having with your brother, does this have to do with the company? Um, because my son’s been working very, very hard at omega sphere and making it just amazing. I’d hate to think. Is it dead in the water at chancellor-winters? Dupixent helps you du more with less asthma.

Daniel: My mother’s candor is an expression of her passion for the project.

Phyllis: You don’t have to explain me to lily. She knows about my passion. I mean, she bought the grand phoenix from me. She understands. I mean, when I set my sights on a task, I really go for it.

Lily: Yeah, absolutely. I know that.

Phyllis: And I know you have to make tough calls. I understand that.

Daniel: I think that — I think that we should give lily a chance to explain. Please.

Lily: Yeah. No. Listen, the truth is, I mean, everything is still kind of up in the air right now.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. Well, I hope it’s nothing serious.

Lily: No, no, no. No, no. Just — it’s growing pains.

Phyllis: Right.

Lily: So, you know, I really hope that I can rely on your patience and understanding as we work everything out.

Phyllis: Oh. Well, sure. I mean, but you just want daniel to sort of wait and wonder?

Lily: Well, we signed a contract, so I’m not really sure what you’re expecting.

Daniel: Look, I’m — I’m cool with it. I can use the extra time to refine my designs.

Lily: Yeah, no, good, good, ’cause I really want to see this project come to fruition, if I can.

Phyllis: Oh, if you can. Okay. That’s a big if. I mean, he’s worked very hard on this project.

Daniel: Mm, yeah, I don’t think that’s the kind of help I need right now.

Phyllis: Well, I-I think lily needs to understand what goes into exactly what you do and the whole world that you’ve built. Maybe she doesn’t completely get it, you know?

Lily: No, look, I get it. I get it. You know, I really wish I could tell you more, though.

Phyllis: Oh, okay, I understand. You know, corporate secrets and all, right? I’m just advocating for my son.

Lily: I know. I know.

Phyllis: Yeah. Well, great. I have to go. Talk to you later.

Lily: All right. Bye. See ya.

Daniel: Bye, mom.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Well, I, um — I think you know what I’m about to say.

Lily: No, it’s fine. You don’t have to apologize. She’s your mom, you know? Of course she’s going to worry about you. Makes me miss my own parents. They were always in my corner.

Daniel: You want something to drink? I know I could use one, definitely something stronger than this coffee.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, I could definitely probably use some bourbon right now after my meeting with devon.

Daniel: Negotiations go south?

Lily: There were no negotiations. He wants what he wants, easy as that. He absolutely rejected our offer to buy him out, and jill is not going to let them take back hamilton-winters without a fight. So things are about to get nasty.

Billy: Look, if your therapist thinks it’s a good idea, then — then I’m going to support you.

Chelsea: Really?

Billy: Yeah, of course. But, uh, you know, there’s — there’s a few things to consider.

Chelsea: Of course. Of course. I mean, we’d have to hire a mental health professional to consult with and make sure we, you know, shape the language in the right way.

Billy: Yes, that would be a must.

Chelsea: Do you think we would need to use pseudonyms?

Billy: I don’t know, but that’s one of the things to consider, right? I mean, off the top of my head, I think being anonymous would be the right call. If not, we’re going to have to answer a lot of questions from all the parents at walnut grove. And we got to think about the boys.

Chelsea: Of course. Of course. The last thing I want is for johnny and connor to suffer any kind of bullying or unwanted attention.

Billy: Yeah, their safety is my top priority.

Chelsea: The thing is, if we use an alias, it’s like we’re reinforcing the stigma around mental illness. I want to teach the boys that shame shouldn’t be a part of this equation, certainly not when someone’s in trouble. Stigma is what stops people from getting help. Makes them feel they need to hide things. I mean, at least that’s how I felt.

Billy: That’s a good point, valid point. In fact, we should probably talk to dr. Malone about that. What? What are you looking at me like that for?

Chelsea: Be honest. Don’t just say what you think I want you to say. Tell me the truth. Do you really think it’s okay if we do this?

Phyllis: Hey, nate. Hi. This is phyllis summers. Um, you know, listen, I’m not going to ask how you are. I’ve heard glowing things about everything that’s going on with you since you took over at newman media. So, um, congratulations. Anyway, the reason that I’m calling is I have an idea. Actually, it’s my son’s idea. Um, I think you’ll find it fascinating. I’d like to come pitch to you, if, uh, that’s possible. Anyway… you don’t want to miss out on a chance of a lifetime, so give me a call back when you get this. Phyllis summers. All right. Don’t sneak up on people like that.

Tucker: So, it sounds like your son’s venture isn’t going so well at chancellor-winters.

Phyllis: That’s none of your business.

Tucker: Mm, that is true. But it could be. And it definitely should be. am so excited to dive in. I never know what I’m gonna get. Having a personal stylist makes me feel like a complete queen. So powerful. I feel sexy! The elite box by adore me. Get styled for only $10 at adoreme.Com. I’m managing my high blood pressure,

Billy: Look, I understand wanting to make lemonade out of the lemons you got, right? I mean, you’ve been through a pretty serious thing, and you want to try and help people that have gone through something similar.

Chelsea: Yeah, and I want to help their friends, their families.

Billy: And that need to help, it’s a good one.

Chelsea: I just feel like suicide and depression are so cloaked in shame, nobody wants to talk about it, so you’re just left in this lonely, desolate place. But if we share our stories and our voices and our hearts, especially coming from people who’ve been there…

Billy: Yeah, no, it’s a possibility. It deserves more exploration.

Chelsea: Yeah, and we’d have to be very careful with what we say. You know, if we’re going to do this, I want to make sure we do it right.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Look, I trust you, and you’re going to figure out what this entails and how you feel best about giving back. You’ll decide what’s right. But I will say, coming from me, it’d be fun to work on something together again.

Chelsea: I think it would, too. Very much.

Devon: I would like to think that one day, lily’s going to realize that this isn’t about her at all. It’s about honoring our father and preserving the work that we put into the company. That’s it.

Abby: Right, but when that doesn’t work out, you are more than welcome to spend any family holiday with me and dominic.

Devon: Do you really not think that lily’s going to get past this?

Abby: I don’t know. I mean, look at adam. He can’t get past any grievances that he has with his siblings.

Devon: Yeah, but, I mean, that’s — that’s adam. Lily’s not him. She’s a kind person, and she’s reasonable.

Abby: True. But what if she never forgives you for dismantling the merger? And what if you don’t win? Are you prepared for that?

Devon: How would i prepare for that? How do I prepare to lose everything that I’ve ever worked for in my life? I won’t do that.

Daniel: Look, I know that this can’t be easy for you. You know, going to war with a stranger is one thing, but when it’s your own brother…

Lily: Yeah, no, and he keeps talking about how he’s preserving our father’s legacy, when in reality, my dad would be horrified by this.

Daniel: You got a lot riding on this ipo. You got a ton of people counting on you to make the right decision… I don’t envy you one bit.

Lily: I’m really sorry that i have to keep you in limbo while we figure things out.

Daniel: I understand.

Lily: But thank you for being positive about all of this, ’cause I know you’re disappointed. And you have every right to be. I know how much you have riding on this.

Daniel: Well, we’ll figure it out, right?

Lily: We will.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, uh, it’s jill. Jill. Hi. Um, yeah, I have a minute. Sorry. Sorry, yeah, what were you saying?

Tucker: So —

Phyllis: Okay, listen. Don’t eavesdrop on people’s conversations, please.

Tucker: What you were saying was so interesting. I couldn’t help myself. Phyllis, you are an astute businesswoman. You built a marvelous hotel, in which I am a resident.

Phyllis: Oh. Yeah. I sold it for a profit.

Tucker: I know you did. And I know you originally partnered with abby on it. And — and you guys aren’t exactly friends, so I know that you are able to separate your personal feelings from business matters when you want to.

Phyllis: Okay, what are you getting at?

Tucker: I want you to set aside your personal feelings for me and see the big picture here.

Phyllis: Would you like to paint that picture for me?

Tucker: If you want daniel’s project to come to fruition, don’t shop around. You’re right where you need to be. Right where the universe wants you. Right here, with me. Let’s talk.

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Y&R Best Lines Monday, January 23, 2023

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Traci: Well, hello, you two.

Jack: Well, you’re looking exceptionally happy this morning.

Traci: And you’re looking exceptionally happy, as well.

Diane: Traci, I-I didn’t know you were home.

Traci: Surprise.

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Traci: Who wants a cup of coffee?

Diane: Oh, no, thank you.

Jack: I’ll have a cup.

Traci: Okay. Actually, I probably don’t need any more caffeine this morning. I have been down here for hours, and I notice the two of you seem to be getting quite a late start.

Diane: Oh, well, we were just upstairs checking on Harrison, but I guess the nanny already has him out. You know, it is a lovely, brisk day for the park.

Traci: Oh, really? How would you know? You haven’t been outside yet.

Diane: Well, I-I do have the weather on my phone.

Jack: We have nothing to hide. For the record, Diane is going to be spending a lot more time around here.


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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Victoria tells Billy she is having a hard time sharing Johnny with Chelsea but she is doing her best to deal with it for Johnny’s sake.

Victoria asks Tucker if he is planning a takeover of Newman Enterprises. Tucker tells Victoria that if he were planning to takeover of Newman Enterprises he wouldn’t tell her because that would take all the fun out of it for him.

Chelsea tells Billy she wants to do a podcast designed to help people dealing with depression. Billy tells Chelsea he will do the podcast with her if her doctor approves of her doing the podcast.

Devon tells Lily that if she and Jill don’t let him buy back Hamilton-Winters then he will take them to court to get back his company. Abby tells Devon that if he takes Lily to court he may cause a permanent rift between him and Lily. Devon hopes Lily will eventually forgive him for taking her to court but he feels he must fight to keep his company.

Phyllis sees that Chancellor-Winters is in trouble, so she calls Nate and leaves a message asking him for an appointment to talk about Daniel’s idea. Tucker overhears Phyllis on the phone and tells her he would love to talk about Daniel’s idea with her.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, January 23, 2022

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Nate: And there you have it, the newman media grand tour.

Audra: Quite an impressive operation you have going on here.

Nate: And being coo is a big responsibility, as you’re about to find out.

Audra: Great, ’cause I’m ready to hit the ground running.

Nate: Good. We have several new programs in the pipeline that I’ll expect you to spearhead. I’ll need you to give input on the creative and fine tune some of the overall concepts. And I want to make this one thing very clear. Never hold back your thoughts. I encourage you to speak up and share your suggestions with me.

Audra: I’m glad to hear that because I am brimming with ideas.

Nate: What you said in your interview for the job really hit home. I’m determined not to treat you or any of my employees the way devon treated me. Yes, yes, I am the boss, but I want an environment of open collaboration.

Audra: What a coincidence, because that’s the kind of environment I excel in.

Nate: Great. Welcome to newman media.

Nikki: And, amazingly, the only thing stolen was a diamond necklace that your father gave me.

Victoria: A burglary at the family apartment in chicago? I mean, what? Well, thank goodness you and dad weren’t there when it happened. Do the police know who did it yet?

Nikki: Oh, they arrested somebody, but I’m convinced they have the wrong person.

Victoria: Well, how could you possibly know that?

Nikki: Because I think the real culprit is diane jenkins.

[ Both sigh ]

Diane: Are you as happy as i am right now?

Jack: How could I not be? Everything feels so right.

Diane: Yeah. It’s like everything that’s happened has just led us to this moment.

Jack: Quite a journey getting here, huh?

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Now that we’re here, any regrets?

Diane: Well, yes.

Jack: Yes? You do have regrets?

Diane: I regret that what i did so long ago made it so hard for you to forgive me. And I — I regret that I wasn’t totally honest with you when I first came back. But the truth is, I, uh…

[ Sighs ] I hid so much of what I had done out of shame. Mm. But you know everything now. You know all my secrets. Somehow you’re still here. It’s — it’s an amazing gift, and I promise you, I will never, never betray you. Hm.

Kyle: Hey, victor’s gone now. Do you have a minute to talk?

Summer: Sure.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] He’s turning up the heat on his plan to oust adam from jabot.

Summer: I hope this time you flat out turned down his request for your help.

Kyle: Actually, I didn’T.

Sally: I just didn’t want to say anything until I was sure.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: I’m pregnant. Chloe says I’m in denial. And she’s not wrong. I mean, I’ve been on overload since I found out, and I’ve been feeling crummy on top of it. I just — I had to put everything on pause, which, honestly is exactly where i need to be right now. So can you please just be in denial with me, at least for now? I’m — I’m just not ready to deal with everything that comes next.

Nick: Just don’t stress, okay? We’re going to figure this out. It’s going to be fine.

Victor: Well, how do you do? You seem deep in thought. What’s going on? Dupixent helps you du more with less asthma.

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Audra: From the research I’ve done on newman media’s content, I think we need to expand our library by at least twofold if we want to remain competitive. One of the things we can do relatively quickly is put out a companion podcast on some of our most popular content as audio-only showcasts.

Nate: I think it’s an intriguing concept. I’m impressed with how much thinking you’ve put into this in such a short amount of time.

Audra: I’m determined to make the most of the opportunity you’ve given me, especially since I highly doubt others would hire me given my recent backdoor dealings with tucker. So I intend to keep on impressing you right out of the gate.

Nate: Glad to hear. Clearly, we’re going to make a great team.

Elena: A team? I thought you gave up on trying to take over your family’s business. So why are you and chancellor-winters’ ipo consultant now a team?

Victoria: What makes you so suspicious of diane if the police believe otherwise?

Nikki: There is something off about this scenario. The police arrested jeremy stark, the same man who came to genoa city to specifically target diane.

Victoria: That is an odd coincidence.

Nikki: And then why would he suddenly decide to go all the way to chicago, break into our apartment, and steal one necklace from me? Nothing else was taken.

Victoria: You’re right. The whole thing is strange.

Nikki: I mean, how does he even know we have an apartment in chicago?

Victoria: You know, that raises another question. How did diane know that you kept your jewels there?

Nikki: Well, that’s another thing that makes this even more infuriating. There is no way she would’ve been able to pull this off without jack’s help.

[ Keyboard clacking ]

Traci: Well, hello, you two.

Jack: Well, you’re looking exceptionally happy this morning.

Traci: And you’re looking exceptionally happy, as well.

Diane: Traci, I-I didn’t know you were home.

Traci: Surprise.

[ Laughs ]

Summer: I can’t believe you’re letting my grandpa pull you into his machinations.

Kyle: No one is pulling me into anything.

Summer: We agreed to stay out of our mothers’ feud, and we should have the same policy for anything newman-related.

Kyle: I haven’t decided if I’m in or out yet.

Summer: I can’t believe that you’re even still considering it. I thought that once stark was busted, we would be done with all of the deceptions. But this morning, I had to hide the truth from my grandma about her stolen necklace. And then I had to lie to adam to cover for you. Which, by the way, he definitely didn’t buy that story that grandpa was here to help you for a valentine’s day surprise.

Kyle: I’m not surprised. He’s got a suspicious nature.

Summer: Can’t we just say enough already with all the lies and schemes and criminal activity?

Kyle: Victor hasn’t pitched anything criminal.

Summer: Not yet.

Victor: [ Sighs ] So… why don’t you talk to me?

Nick: There’s nothing to talk about.

Victor: Does this mood you’re in have anything to do with sally spectra?

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Why would you say that?

Victor: My suspicions. I’m not going to give you any advice regarding that relationship, but I’m going to warn you.

Nick: Dad, whatever it is, I just — I don’t want to hear it. I don’t want to hear any attacks on sally. I don’t want to hear any stories about her past.

Victor: It’s not about the past. About the future. Something is about to happen with your brother, adam, that could complicate issues for you if you stay in a relationship with that woman.

Nick: Alright, let’s hear it. Or scheming now? I could’ve waited to tell my doctor my heart

Nate: No, elena, you got it all wrong. I’m not trying to stake a claim in chancellor-winters again. And audra here no longer works for them.

Audra: That’s true. I work for nate now.

Elena: Wait, what?

Nate: I hadn’t had a chance to tell you yet. The whole thing came together rather quickly.

Elena: Oh. I’m sorry I jumped to the wrong conclusion.

Audra: No worries. I can see how you could easily misconstrue the situation.

Nate: Agreed. No apology necessary. But I am surprised to see you here. Is everything okay?

Elena: Yeah. I just stopped by to see if you were available for an early lunch.

Nate: Ah, I would love to, but andre and I just ordered takeout, and we were planning a working lunch here.

Audra: Nate, it’s fine. I have some research and reading I got to catch up on. Our salads will stay fresh in the break-room refrigerator.

Nate: Are you sure? It’s your first day, and i thought we can go over more details —

Audra: I won’t hear of it, nate, okay? We can pick up on this later. You should never turn down a meal with your partner.

Nate: I guess we’re going to lunch, then.

Victor: No scheme, son. I just have a sense that adam’s days at jabot are numbered.

Nick: You sense that? How exactly does that work?

Victor: Trust me. And when that happens and he leaves jabot, he has no one to turn to but his family. That’s where he belongs.

Nick: You really think adam is going to come back to work at newman?

Victor: Sooner than any of us realize. When that happens —

Nick: If it happens.

Victor: When that happens, son, I want you and adam to find common ground. I want you to get along. You understand? And this sally spectra woman is going to make that very difficult.

Nick: Can you just leave her alone, alright? She’s going through enough right now.

Victor: What does that mean?

Victoria: Oh, mom, I find it awfully hard to believe that jack would help diane rob you. I mean, why would he even consider doing something like that?

Nikki: It makes sense if you think of it as a carefully devised plan to get rid of stark. Now, what if they were trying to frame him? In which case jack and diane were using me in their little plot, too.

Victoria: Well, I can see that you’re upset, but did you think about asking jack about it?

Nikki: Yeah. He claimed that stark was trying to frame diane.

Victoria: And you’re not buying it?

Nikki: [ Scoffs ] They were acting so weird. It was clear something was up.

Victoria: Diane must have jack completely wrapped around her little finger. I mean, what more can we do but accept it?

Nikki: Oh, no, no. There’s a lot we can do.

Victoria: Mom, I know that you detest diane, but, I mean, maybe it’s time to just accept the fact that she is back in town for good.

Nikki: I will never do that.

Victoria: Do you remember when you were worried about stark being back in genoa city? Can you not just be happy that he’s behind bars again?

Nikki: No. I will only be happy when diane is in a cell of her own.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Mom, I hate seeing you so twisted up like this. You have to find a way to let it go.

Traci: So, can I pour anybody a cup of coffee?

Diane: Oh, no, thank you.

Jack: I’ll have a cup.

Traci: Okay. Actually, I probably don’t need any more caffeine this morning. I have been down here for hours, and I notice the two of you seem to be getting quite a late start.

Diane: Oh, well, we were just upstairs checking on harrison, but I guess the nanny already has him out. You know, it is a lovely, brisk day for the park.

Traci: Oh, really? How would you know? You haven’t been outside yet.

Diane: Well, I-I do have the weather on my phone.

Jack: We have nothing to hide. For the record, diane is going to be spending a lot more time around here.

Sharon: What can I get you?

Audra: Oh. You’re so polite. Even though I’m sure I’m the last person you want to see.

Sharon: Your history with noah is between the two of you. And, besides, he seems to have made peace with it.

Audra: You figure since I’m only in town temporarily, why not keep things cordial?

Sharon: I aim to make all of my customers feel welcome.

Audra: Would that change if I told you I was moving here permanently?

Elena: [ Sighs ] I really am sorry that I showed up to your job and immediately assumed the worst.

Nate: It’s okay. It’s a perfectly logical mistake. I can see how you could’ve gotten there.

Elena: Well, thank you for understanding. So how did all this come about? Why isn’t audra working on the ipo anymore?

Nate: Well, she and chancellor-winters parted ways. It made sense to bring someone with her experience on board. She even won over victoria, who is no easy sell.

Elena: I suppose so.

Nate: Audra showed up on her first day ready with a boatload of ideas. I am telling you, she’s already shining like a star.

Elena: Well, audra isn’t the only one who shined today.

Victor: So, uh…

[ Clears throat ] What exactly has you worried about sally spectra?

Nick: [ Sighs ] Look, she’s starting a new business, okay?

Victor: Okay.

Nick: And that is a necessity due to her unceremonious firing from newman media. And she doesn’t need any distractions from you. In fact, she and chloe are meeting with jill to see if they can put together a partnership with chancellor-winters. And just so you know, sally and I are getting a lot closer. So can you just get off her case, dad? She’s not hurting anyone.

Victor: Not just yet.

Nick: I’m serious. Leave her alone. I really hope you’re not trying to manipulate some scenario where you force adam’s hand. I know you’re trying to bring the family closer together, but, honestly, it’s going to have the opposite effect. But maybe that’s the only thing you know.

Kyle: I understand why you would have some reservations about me working with victor, but I am asking you to hear me out. You do not get to make the decisions for me.

Summer: I’m not trying to. But, kyle, this is my family. We both know how ugly things can get when grandpa and adam are at war.

Kyle: I do. But this time, I honestly believe victor has the best of intentions. Yeah, he wants adam to fail, but only so we can bring him back into the family fold.

Summer: You know I love my grandpa, but this is no way to heal a rift with your son. Why humiliate adam again? He’s had enough of that already.

Kyle: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I agree. It’s a little extreme. But look at it from jabot’s perspective. Adam is trouble. My dad never should’ve brought him on. So far, the guy’s work is hit or miss. He’s clearly not engaged or all that passionate about being here, and part of me wonders if he only took the job in the first place to get back at victor.

Summer: That wouldn’t surprise me.

Kyle: I want him gone before he can cause damage to our company. How can you possibly disagree with me?

Summer: Look, I-I’ll admit there’s no real place for adam at jabot. I just don’t think it means that you need to be taking such big risks.

Kyle: Don’t worry about that. I’ve taken care of all the risks.

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Nikki: I’m tired about talking about diane. Let’s talk about a happier subject. How are katie and johnny?

Victoria: Oh. Well. Oh, you should see katie in her ballet class. She looks so cute in her little tights and her tutu. She’s just thriving. You know, she is so talented. I hope you can make her recital.

Nikki: Of course. I wouldn’t miss it.

Victoria: Good. But, uh, last night, thanks to johnny and billy, I, um — I had to endure pizza night at chelsea’S.

Nikki: Oh. How did that go?

Victoria: I don’t know. I mean, billy seems pretty at home there, and I’m pleased that johnny and connor are getting along, of course. But I just have this strange feeling in the pit of my stomach that this new family dynamic is not going to end well.

Nikki: I’m sorry you have to deal with all that.

[ Door opens ]

Nick: Hey, mom, vick.

Nikki: Hey.

Victoria: Hi. How are you doing?

Nick: I’m good.

Nikki: Well, I would love to chat, but I have a meeting. Thank you, darling. Talk to you later. [ Smooches ]

Nick: Love you, mom.

Nikki: Bye-bye.

[ Door closes ]

Victoria: I think that mom was too preoccupied to notice that your answer was not convincing. Clearly, you’re conflicted about something.

Nick: Why does everyone keep saying that to me?

Victoria: Because it must be true. What’s going on?

Nate: I’m getting the feeling that this isn’t just your everyday lunch invitation. You have something to share, don’t you?

Elena: You remember that patient I was telling you about?

Nate: You mean the one nobody expected to make it?

Elena: Yep, that’s the one. Really sweet man. Not to toot my own horn, but I performed his surgery this morning, and he made it through with flying colors.

Nate: What? Congratulations, elena. You saved that man’s life. I am so proud of you. I bet the rest of the staff was wowed, as well.

Elena: Yeah, yeah. I received some really high praises. But, um… I think the thing that meant the most to me was seeing the look on his family’s face when I told them that he was going to make it.

Nate: I remember that feeling. It’s like being on top of the world. I am so thrilled for you.

[ Chuckles ] And this calls for a celebration, okay? Not just this lunch. So I am going to put something together for us tonight. Something special. Champagne. The works.

Elena: Okay. I’m looking forward to it.

Summer: How could you have possibly taken care of all the risks? I thought you hadn’t agreed to my grandpa’s little plot yet.

Kyle: I haven’T. I just laid down some ground rules in case I do decide to work with him. I told him that, if I were to come on board, there’d be certain conditions that would have to be met.

Summer: Which are?

Kyle: “A,” my involvement would have to be minimal, “b,” whatever move victor makes can only affect adam, not jabot, and “c,” dad can never find out I had any involvement.

Summer: Okay, none of those caveats are even remotely reassuring to me. Just the fact that you need to take so many precautions should tell you everything you need to know.

Kyle: I have confidence victor will keep his word.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] Can’t you see how this can blow up in your face? Sure, my grandpa might honor your requests, but if adam figures out that he’s been set up, jack is the first person that he’s going to tell.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Jack, we don’t need to go on boring traci about us. I’m sure you have better things to do.

Traci: Nope. In fact, I find the whole thing absolutely fascinating. I would love to hear all about it. That is, unless the two of you do want to talk about it.

Jack: Oh, I’m more than happy to talk about it. Have a seat. Diane and I are now romantically involved. It has been a very natural and very welcome progression, and I don’t intend to keep it a secret. I think our family has had quite enough of those lately.

Traci: Well, congratulations.

Jack: Thank you.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] And there’s another big change that I’ve noticed around here this morning. The security detail seems to be missing. So am I to assume that means we’re not going to have to worry about that dangerous secret called stark?

Jack: You would be correct about that. We are safely out of his life, and he’s out of ours. So I like the way things have landed. Our troubles are few.

Traci: There that is, that sparkle in your eye that I’ve been missing so much.

Diane: Ah, you see a sparkle?

Traci: I do see a sparkle, and I’d see it on my brother from a mile away. Ah, please forgive me if, um, I teased you and made you feel uncomfortable.

Jack: No, you should feel good about this. That level of ribbing from traci is usually reserved for close family.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Seriously, both of you, I wish you all the best, and I hope that your announcement is met with the proper amount of support that it deserves. Actually, I think it’s probably a really good thing that ashley is out of the country right now because you should consider having someone tell our sister so that she can blow up on the streets of paris and get it all out of her system before she comes back home again.

Jack: I will definitely take that under advisement.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Good. Now I have a scheduled phone meeting with my editor, so you two will have to excuse me, but I’m sure that I will see you both later.

Jack: Traci.

Traci: Mm-hmm?

Jack: Thank you.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: W-what? Wait, what’s wrong?

Diane: You know, we didn’t talk about telling people about us. I’m not so sure it’s a good idea.

Sharon: So, you’ve decided to stay in genoa city?

Audra: There’s no need to worry. It’s a good thing.

Sharon: Really?

Audra: Yeah, I just got a new position. As of today, I’m working for noah’s dad’s company. I never would’ve imagined this back in london. But it’s small world, hm?

Sharon: You’re working for newman? In what capacity?

Audra: Nate hastings hired me to work at newman media as his coo.

Sharon: Oh. Wow, that’s a pretty big leap from a temporary position at chancellor-winters.

Audra: It is. But I managed to impress the hell out of victoria when I interviewed. Although I just started, so far, so good.

Sharon: Then congratulations are in order, I guess.

Audra: Thank you. And for the record, noah has nothing to worry about. I’m very happy with the new direction my life is taking and all the new people I’m meeting. Believe me, the last thing I want to do is move backward.

Sharon: I’m sure that noah will appreciate you giving him a lot of space.

Audra: Well, I got to get back to the office and make the newmans even richer, if that’s possible. Take care.

Jack: Hey, hey, why are you saying that? Why are you hesitant about going public about us?

Diane: I’m just not sure it’s the right thing to do.

Jack: Is this about ashley?

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: That’s not a problem because she doesn’t have a vote.

Diane: Yes, and things couldn’t be any worse with ashley than they already are.

Jack: So this is about kyle?

Diane: Yes. He warned me a while ago not to flirt with you, and I think we can safely say that more than flirting has gone on.

Jack: Yeah, I would agree. When people see how happy we are, they will be happy for us.

Diane: I wish I could be as optimistic as you are about how everyone will react to the two of us getting back together.

Jack: Trust me, we will win everyone over that matters. The rest don’t count. We can be very persuasive, you and I.

Diane: You know, jack, I’m not worried about me. You know that I can handle whatever the world dishes out, and, well — and besides, practically everyone despises me already anyway. No, but you are loved and respected in this town. You’re the one with the most at stake.

Summer: I just hate the idea of you risking unnecessary conflict with your dad over adam, of all people. I mean, can you just imagine how jack would react if he found out that you were conspiring with my grandpa behind his back?

Kyle: I honestly believe I am protecting my dad — from adam and all the potential trouble he could cause him and jabot down the line.

Summer: Are you trying to prove something to jack after he left you out of the scheme to take down stark?

Kyle: No, of course not. This is about protecting jabot.

Summer: You know adam. Why don’t you just let him fail all on his own, as he inevitably will?

Kyle: Okay, please, summer. I just need you to understand this will be worth it. There’s more to this that I haven’t told you yet, a payoff beyond just removing adam from the equation.

Nick: I don’t want to get into it, vick.

Victoria: Oh, come on. You should know by now that you can talk to me about anything.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I just had a very disturbing conversation with our father.

Victoria: I’m almost afraid to ask what’s on dad’s agenda. Did you two get into it about sally again?

Nick: Oh, sally is still very much on his agenda, but the main event now seems to be our brother.

Victoria: Why does our father keep hitting his head against a brick wall when it comes to this guy? Adam is never going to be anything but trouble.

Nick: Dad doesn’t see it like that. I have a suspicion that dad has some plan in the works to bring adam home, both to the company and the family. But you and I know that is only going to spell disaster.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Audra: Nate.

Nate: Audra, come in.

Audra: I am glad I caught you. So I-I hope I didn’t jump the gun, but I was putting out feelers for a showcast idea and ended up setting a meeting.

Nate: With who?

Audra: This really important contact of mine in milwaukee who can help us with the snap of her fingers. But don’t worry. I didn’t make any guarantees or promises. I made sure to emphasize that everything is exploratory at this point. So what do you think?

Nate: I think I’m surprised you were able to move so fast. But I am on board with it and eager to hear how this could play out.

Audra: Okay, good, good. But here’s the thing. She’s only in milwaukee for one night before heading to asia. So tonight would be our best bet to pick her brain and, you know, possibly land her if we decide we want her to work with us. Are you free?

Nate: Sure. I’m in.

Audra: Great. I will go finalize things now.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Elena: Hey, you.

Nate: Hey. Listen, I am so, so sorry, but i have to postpone our plans for tonight.

Elena: Oh, no. What happened?

Nate: Something came up here at work tonight, and I have to deal with it. But, listen, I promise to make it up to you. Rain check?

Elena: Yeah. I understand.

Jack: You’re right. I have a lot at stake. I’m happy.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: For the first time in I can’t tell you how long, I have such a positive view of the future, and I’ll tell you something else.

Diane: What?

Jack: I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure I stay this happy. You really think I care about my reputation? I don’t care what other people think, certainly not about my personal life. Yes, kyle will have some concerns. He’ll need some time to work through this, maybe. But I intend to make it very clear to anyone and everyone that I want to move forward with this relationship. I hope you feel the same way.

Diane: Wow. That’s a much stronger stance than I expected.

Jack: I thought we were on the same page here. Upstairs, it certainly seemed that way.

Diane: No. Yes, yes. Yes, yes. We — we definitely are. Maybe we should — maybe we should take things slow, though, for kyle’s sake as well as ours, because, jack, I really, really want this time to last as long as possible.

Jack: I agree with that.

Diane: Mm.

[ Sighs ]

Summer: What additional payoff would there be for booting adam out of jabot?

Kyle: Remember those textile factories you were talking about?

Summer: The ones that newman took over when they acquired chelsea by jabot way back?

Kyle: I told victor that, in exchange for my help, I wanted to take back control of them. Victor agreed. Think of the possibilities. The resources from them could make marchetti unstoppable.

Victoria: I can’t imagine why our father would want adam back here. I mean, welcoming him into the family is one thing, but bringing him back to newman?

Nick: I feel the same way.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Everything has been going so well. It’s all falling into place with the leadership team that I’ve hand-picked, and he wants to just come and disrupt all of that again?

Nick: Vick, it doesn’t matter how many times he says you’re in charge. He cannot stay away from this company.

Victoria: Exactly what is he going to do to get his way this time?

Nick: I don’t know. He said he sensed there was going to be some trouble for adam at jabot. That’s all I could get out of him.

Victoria: Do you have any idea what he meant?

Nick: No, but I recognized that look in his eye. Dad’s up to no good, and he’s enjoying every second of it.

Jill: Well, as I live and breathe, victor newman. Please don’t tell me someone died.

Victor: Nice to see you. No one has died. Everyone is alive and well.

Jill: So what did I do to deserve this call?

Victor: Well, I want to talk to you about a business meeting you’re about to have.

Jill: [ Chuckles ] I suppose I shouldn’t really be surprised that you know my private schedule, mm?

Victor: Well, now, the meeting is with sally spectra, and there’s something you need to know.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, January 20, 2023

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Victor: I’m here to talk to Kyle about Harrison, alright? He’s part of the next generation of Newmans.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I have no doubt that you’re already planning the kid’s future. Are you hoping he’ll stick to the program better than I did?

Victor: For your information, he is being given the same opportunities that you were.

Adam: [Chuckles] So, he’ll succeed where i failed. Is that it?

Victor: Son, why does everything have to be an argument between us?

Adam: Look, I know that you hate that I am here at Jabot…

Victor: Uh-huh.

Adam: …Working for Jack.

Victor: Right.

Adam: And Kyle feels the same way. He would love it more than anything if I wasn’t here. I know you also believe Jack only gave me this job to stick it to you.

Victor: You’re correct about all the above. But I’ve often told you — and don’t ever forget it — that you are a very talented businessman.

Adam: And yet here you are. You’re gathering intelligence. Are you hoping to hear that I’m crashing and burning?

Victor: Son, what the hell are you doing here selling lipstick and makeup, for heaven’s sake? What’s the matter with you?

Adam: What are you trying to do? Are you trying to strong-arm Victoria into giving me some rinky-dink position so I can be under your thumb at Newman? It’s not gonna happen, okay?

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Sharon: I’m sure there are all kinds of fields that you could explore. I mean, for instance, take all those quick, precision moves that you learned, you know, in the military. Just give them a little tweak, and soon you could be a — a dance instructor.

Chance: [Laughs]

Sharon: No, really!

Chance: Nice. That was nice. Good job.

Sharon: Or you know how you can drop from the ceiling on a wire? Cirque du Soleil would hire you in a heartbeat. And I can just see it now. You’d be juggling a ping-pong ball and a sledgehammer and a chainsaw.

Chance: Wow. Hmm. Would I have to wear sequins?

Sharon: Well, yeah. I mean, otherwise no one in the back would be able to see you.

Chance: No, that’s where i draw the line. I can’t do it. I can’t do it.

Sharon: That’s where you draw the line?

Chance: Yeah, no sequins for me.

[Sighs] Thank you.

Sharon: For what?

Chance: Making me laugh, distracting me. You are remarkably good at getting me out of my head.

Sharon: Well, I’m glad that you feel comfortable enough being silly with me.

Chance: Mm, it’s easy. It feels natural.

[Cellphone pings] Sorry. It’s Chicago PD. It’s about Stark’s arrest. I need to follow up on this. I, um… I wish I didn’t have to leave, though.

Sharon: Well, go. Take care of business. I’ll be here thinking about all the new career paths you can consider.

Chance: I cannot wait to hear what you come up with. See you.


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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, January 19, 2023

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Connor: Hey. What took you so long?

Johnny: Math. I thought I’d never finish my homework. Just wait until you get to my grade. The word problems feel like some kind of punishment.

Connor: When I get to be ancient like you, maybe you can teach me how to do them. Unless you’ve forgotten by then. I know how hard it is to remember things when you get to be old — like you.

Chelsea: [Chuckling] Ouch! Why don’t you both go get something to drink? Dinner’s on the way.

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Johnny: Pizza!

Billy: The name’s dad.

Connor: Hi, Billy.

Johnny: Hey, dad.

Billy: Hey. How are you, guinea pigs? Because that’s what you are today, okay? This is Abby’s new pizza from Society, and she wants our honest opinion.

Connor: Cool.

Billy: Okay, well, let’s get it while it’s hot.

Johnny: Mom, are you staying for dinner?

Connor: Of course she is. Who says no to pizza?

Victoria: I guess I-I could stay and have a slice.

Johnny: Yes


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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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Sharon: More coffee?

Chance: [Sighs] You caught me. I was, uh, light-years away.

Sharon: Yeah, I’m thinking about adding “soul searching” to the menu.

Chance: [Chuckles] Well, if you start charging for that, you’re gonna have to add a double-shot to my tab.

Sharon: In all of that searching, have you come to any conclusions?

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Jeremy: Well, all good things must come to an end.

Phyllis: Alrighty.

Jeremy: While you may have made my morning a bit more entertaining, I have some place more important to be.

Phyllis: Oh, with a woman who’s so terrified of you that she tried to get you to leave town because she was afraid you were gonna hurt her family?

Jeremy: Slight misunderstanding.

Phyllis: What do I have to say to you to get you to tell me what Diane is up to?

Jeremy: Don’t push it. I’m a better friend than an enemy. Trust me.


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Y&R Update Friday, January 20 2023

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In Sally’s suite, she comes out of the bathroom in her robe and slippers, looking pale and tired. Chloe comes by to bring her some morning sickness remedies that she took when she was pregnant with each of her children. Sally is determined to pull herself together for their pitch to Jill that day.

Nick shows up to wish Sally and Chloe good luck on their presentation, and notices that Sally looks sick again and she’s in her robe. Chloe tries several times, saying different things, to get Nick to leave, but nothing Chloe says works.  After Chloe herself leaves, Nick and Sally talk and he wonders aloud if there’s more to having a stomach bug than she’s mentioned. He tells her that he is getting the impression she has morning sickness. Sally tells him that he’s right and admits that she’s pregnant. She adds that she didn’t want to tell him until she was sure.

Sally mentions that she feels too overwhelmed to really think about the situation, and she asks Nick to “be in denial” with her for now. Nick assures her that they will figure this out and hugs her.

At the Abbott house, Jack and Diane tell Summer and Kyle about how they pulled off their plan, and successfully framed Jeremy for stealing Nikki’s necklace. Kyle still appears uneasy and Summer expresses concerns about how the plan involved breaking the law. Jack says Diane needed protection and she adds that things can all go back to normal. Later on, after Kyle and Summer have left, Jack and Diane kiss passionately, which results in them being up in bed, making love.

At Crimson Lights, Chance is deep in thought when Sharon comes out of he kitchen and spots him. She asks what’s going on so he explains a little about Stark case and lets her know that he has concerns about it.  For one thing, Chance says that Jeremy has been arrested in the past for money larceny and money laundering, not burglary.  Sharon suggests that Jeremy seems to have changed his MO.  Chance also comments on how easily the case fell into place and how only one piece of jewelry was taken. Sharon wonders about this also, because Jeremy could have grabbed a lot more.

Chance tells Sharon that during the entire drive back to Chicago, Jeremy was proclaming his innocence and there was something in Jeremy’s voice that sounded bitter as he complained about Diane and Jack framing him. Although the Chicago PD thinks it’s a solid arrest, Chance is not sure how solid the case against Jeremy really is. He says says that he doesn’t like how all how everything fell into place that he doesn’t like that only one piece of jewelry was taken.

Chance wonders if he should he dismiss his concerns and just walk away. He mentions that by even thinking of these things, he starts losing respect for himself and for the job.  Chance tells Sharon that during the entire drive to Chicago, Jeremy was ranting about how he was innocent and that Jack and Diane set him up. Chance notes that there was bitterness in Jeremy’s voice, on top of which the whole case has been solved.

Sharon asks if he were to consider changing things up, what would he think about doing. Chance replies that he has no idea because his whole life has been in  public service – soldier, federal agent, and detective. He tells her that he has never been outside that arena and he;s not sure what that would look like.

Seeing how discouraged Chance is, Sharon suggests that there’s all kinds of fields he could explore. For instance, he could take all the quick precision moves he learned in the military, tweak them and become a dance instructor. She acts out how it would look going  from precision movements into dance.

Then she mentions that he could drop from the ceiling on a wire and Cirque de Soleil would hire him in a heartbeat. She suggests that he could juggle a ping pong ball and a sledge hammer and a chainsaw. He asks if he’d have to wear sequins and when Sharon say yes, Chance says that’s where he draws the line, he can’t do it. Chance thanks her for making him laugh and distracting him.

He gets a call from the Chicago PD about up the Stark case and says that he has to follow up on it. He excuses himself and gets ready to leave. Sharon tells him that she will be there thinking of all the new career paths he can consider. He tells her that he can’t wait to hear about them. Sharon gazes at Chance as he heads to the coffeehouse door and he looks back at her, smiling.

Over at the Abbott house, Nikki arrives after hearing from Jack about the break-in at her and Victor’s apartment in Chicago. Jack mentions that Jeremy is responsible, and the situation could have been a lot worse, given that Jeremy is a dangerous criminal. With a smirk and sarcasm, Diane says that it’s ironic how Nikki’s misfortune actually worked out in her (Diane’s) favor now that Jeremy is gone. Nikki looks at Diane suspiciously.

Nikki raises questions how Jeremy by-passed the building’s security system and how he seemingly knew the alarm code for the apartment. She acknowledges that she hasn’t changed the code in years, going back to when she and Jack spent time there.

When Jack insists that Jeremy is anything but innocent, and refers to Jeremy as a criminal who can’t be trusted. Chance mutters “yeah, unlike the upstanding citizens of Genoa City who always play by the rules.”

Nikki says she has to leave and Jack walks her to the door. Afterward, Chance tells Diane and Jack that Jeremy has been arraigned in Chicago and was denied bail. Chance wonders how, as a paroled ex-con, Jeremy took such a risk and was careless enough to have left reading glasses behind while committing grand larceny. Chance asks Diane and Jack if there’s anything else they need to tell him, and they decline.

Chance lets them know that it’s his job as law enforcement to handle men like Stark, “not people who think their wealth and their position give them carte blanche to maneuver any situation to their benefit.” Jack suggests that the Chicago PD and the judge in the case found everything to be above board, so now they’re proceeding accordingly. Chance mumbles that it looks this way and sees himself out.

He returns to Crimson Lights and tells Sharon how he’s frustrated with the way things have gone in the Starkcase. He tells her that he’s getting increasingly fed up with his job. Then he declares that he cannot do this anymore.

At Jabot, Victor exchanges words with an angry Adam, who does not buy into his father’s claim about being there to meet with Kyle about Harrison, who represents the next generation of Newman’s. Adam is aware that this is all about humiliating him and says that Victor is manipulating Kyle into an attempt to give him the “heave-ho.”

Summer is not on board with the idea of Adam getting pushed out the door because she believes that Adam is capable of “ruining things all on his own.” Meanwhile, in Jack’s office, Victor is talking to Kyle about Diane and how Kyle should have cut all ties with her.

Kyle considers the idea of getting Adam out of Jabot and wonders what that plan would look like. Victor tells Kyle that he will need him to be certain that Adam takes a big fall. This way, Adam will realize he made a mistake working at Jabot and will be more receptive to a new opportunity at Newman Enterprises to make things right. When Victor explains that he needs Kyle’s assistance to facilitate this, Kyle mentions that he’d like something in return.

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Young & The Restless Transcript

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Diane: And by bringing Jeremy the necklace, I proved my loyalty, as well as my desire to resume a life of crime with him — or so he believed.

Summer: How can you be so sure of what he was thinking? I mean, for all you knew, he was setting you up.

Diane: Well, because — how can I put this delicately? — Um, Jeremy also thought that we were going to reconnect physically, seal the deal. But I wasn’t about to let that happen.

Kyle: Yeah, I would sure as hell hope not.

Diane: No, but it gave me a chance to get him out of the room to take a shower. And while he was in the bathroom, I planted the rest of the evidence that Jack had given me, and then I got out of there quickly.

Jack: So, when chance showed up to execute the search warrant, Diane was long gone, he found the necklace, he found the other things, and he was arrested.

Diane: Yes, which Jack and I arrived in time to see and enjoyed immensely.

Jack: And he turned them over to the very capable hands of the Chicago Police Department, and they will take it from there.

Diane: [ Sighs ] We are finally rid of that horrible man. You and Harrison — you have nothing to fear. We’re safe. We can go back to our lives as normal.

Kyle: I know you’re expecting a pat on the back, but I’m still not happy about how all this went down.

Jack: Kyle, I’ve explained to you —

Kyle: No, you changed the plan at the last second, adding a ton of risk.

Jack: The risk of any complications at this point are very slim.

Kyle: You hope.

Diane: Well, now that Jeremy has violated his parole and committed this new crime, he will go back to prison.

Summer: Can you guarantee that? I mean, do we even know how good his lawyer is? What if he has a solid alibi for the time of the burglary?

Jack: It was still worth the risk. Look, I had to do this. Diane was continuing this charade with Stark and getting in more and more danger. Look, the only way this would work is if we moved fast. And we managed to protect the entire family.

Summer: [ Sighs ] You also broke more laws and you lied to the police. I’m sorry, but are we really supposed to be happy about that?

Diane: [ Sighs ]


Sharon: Is everything okay?

Chance: Yeah. Yeah. I’m just thinking about a case. Nikki and Victor’s apartment in Chicago was broken into.

Sharon: [ Gasps ] What?

Chance: Yeah.

Sharon: Is everyone okay?

Chance: Yeah. No one was there at the time. A necklace was taken, though.

Sharon: Well, if this happened out of the state, why were you involved?

Chance: Well, the perp is a man named Jeremy Stark. He’s a paroled ex-con, and he has connections to certain people here in Genoa City, most notably Diane Jenkins.

Sharon: [ Gasps ] You know, there’s been a lot of speculation about what she was doing those years in California.

Chance: Well, because Stark was staying here, Chicago PD reached out for assistance. He’s considered a flight risk, so they wanted him picked up ASAP. So I went to the hotel, searched his room, arrested him, and took him back to Chicago.

Sharon: And when did this happen?

Chance: Last night.

Sharon: Did he have the necklace?

Chance: Yep. Along with other evidence in the room that linked him to the crime.

Sharon: Sounds pretty cut and dried.

Chance: Doesn’t it, though?

Sharon: Except something’s not sitting right with you.

Chance: No, it’s not.


[ Elevator doors open and close ]

Victor: Hey, son. I’m looking for Kyle.

Adam: Why?

Victor: What do you mean, why? To finish the discussion about Summer and Harrison.

Adam: No, you’re not.

Victor: What do you mean, I’m not?

Adam: After I saw you at Society with your heads together, you already admitted that I was the topic du jour.

Victor: You were mentioned in passing, son.

Adam: You know, when we were talking, you actually said you were interested in how I’m doing here at Jabot. So, why don’t you level with me for once and just tell me what is really going on?


Sally: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: Good morning!

Sally: Mnh, no, it isn’t.

Chloe: Wow. This pregnancy is really laying you out today.

Sally: Oh, my god. Morning sickness is no joke. Does everyone feels this bad?

Chloe: I did. Every time. And I think with Bella, it was worse. But I got through it, and so will you, which is why I brought some tried-and-true remedies that worked for me when I was pregnant. And hopefully they’ll get you back on your feet in time for this meeting with Jill so you look a little less…green.

Sally: Oh, my god, I cannot believe I feel this rotten, on today of all days. We’ve been working so hard on this pitch.

Chloe: You are tough. You can do this. I know you can.

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: Hey, Sally, it’s me!

Sally: [ Sighing ]


Sharon: I know that Diane’s been trying really hard to make a fresh start, so to have this guy show up from her past and threaten all that…

Chance: Yeah, Stark’s a bad guy. There’s no question there. I mean, the guy just got paroled after serving 6 years of a 10-year sentence for large-scale money laundering. He’s never been charged with burglary, though. There we are.

Sharon: So, it’s his change in M.O. that’s giving you pause?

Chance: I mean, the pieces fit. You know, on paper, this is a solid arrest, and everybody in Chicago seems satisfied.

Sharon: But you don’t.

Chance: I don’t like how easily all this fell into place. I don’t like that he only took one piece of jewelry, either.

Sharon: You know, you’re right. If you’re gonna go to the trouble, why not haul off with everything you can carry?

Chance: Exactly. And also, why Nikki Newman, hmm? What’s the connection there?

Sharon: She’s wealthy and high-profile. Presumably, there’d be a lot there worth stealing.

Chance: On the way to Chicago, Stark was ranting the whole time about Diane and Jack Abbott. He said they framed him for something he didn’t do to run him out of town. Now, normally, I wouldn’t pay any attention to this, right? Every crook’s innocent. Everyone’s being framed. Everyone has an excuse. But there was something in this guy’s voice. It was like a — a certain bitterness. I don’t know. It just keeps eating away at me. On top of which, this whole thing feels contrived. It reminds me of when I was dealing with the Newmans after Locke’s death. And everyone has an explanation for everything, all neat and pat.

Sharon: I can understand why you’re concerned. It does all sound a bit convenient.


Jack: Hey, let’s be honest here. Jeremy Stark was a genuine threat to all of us. We had to eradicate him from our lives as quickly as possible.

Kyle: Assuming the charges stick. What if he posts bail and comes after Mom in retaliation?

[ Doorbell rings ]

Jack: Wait. This is Nikki. I called her last night, asking her to talk with me. Please let me handle this.

Diane: Of course.

[ Door opens ]

Jack: Hi, Nikki. Come on in.

Nikki: Hi. I got your voicemail, but I thought I would just come on by.

Summer: Hi.

Nikki: What’s going on?

Jack: I assume you’ve been apprized of what happened in Chicago?

Nikki: Of course. Our housekeeper notified us as soon as she realized that my jewelry safe had been opened.

Jack: Then I assume you also know that the man who broke into your apartment was Jeremy Stark.

Nikki: No, I did not know that. Why on earth would he do that?

Jack: I assume he planned to use the necklace to set Diane up.

Diane: Since he’d somehow gotten it in his head that I had worked with the authorities to turn him in six years ago.

Nikki: Well, I knew the Chicago police were following a lead, something about reading glasses being left behind. I did not know that it was tied to Stark. Or you, Diane.

Summer: You know what? Um, we need to get to work.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Nikki: Bye-bye.

Kyle: See you, Nikki.

Nikki: Okay.

[ Door closes ]

Nikki: How is it you know so much about this?

Jack: Diane and I went to speak with Stark just as chance was taking him into custody.

Nikki: Huh. That’s interesting timing. I mean, I have to say, I am very curious why a convicted felon would go all the way to Chicago to steal from me. Do the police have any theories about that? Because I certainly do.


[ Knock on door ]

Chloe: Nick. How you doing?

Nick: I’m good. How are you?

Chloe: Just peachy. Um, what can I do for you this fine, beautiful morning?

Nick: Well, I know you have your big pitch coming up, so I just wanted to come by and wish you both luck.

[ Door closes ]

Nick: Hi.

Sally: Hey.

Nick: Uh, please don’t take offense to this, but you’re not looking your best.

Sally: [ Sighs ] None taken.

Nick: Is it your stomach bug again?

Chloe: Yeah, you know, that norovirus is going around. It’s a real killer. Ugh, there have just been a few kids in Miles’ class who have had it two or three times already.

Nick: Yeah, that’s what, uh, Christian’s teacher said, too.

Sally: Yeah, it’s probably just all the, um, junk food and late nights, you know, getting ready for the meeting.

Chloe: Yeah, but I brought her a bunch of home remedies that should perk her right up. So, um, I think we got it covered. But it was very sweet of you to come by.

Nick: What are your symptoms?

Sally: You know, I — I really don’t mean to be rude, but, um, would the two of you mind taking off for a little bit? I really have to get ready.

Chloe: Yeah. So, uh, just pop an antihistamine and two of those ginger chews I gave you. And don’t worry about today. I’ve got everything dialed in for our pitch, and I will make sure to hit all of our selling points. You just need to get through this for just a very short time, okay?

Sally: Yeah. I’m on it.

Chloe: Okay. Um, let’s, uh, give the girl some space, yeah? Nick, you coming?

Nick: Yeah, you, uh — you go ahead. I need to talk to Sally for a minute.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Nick: Is there more to this bug than you’re telling me?


Sharon: I’m sure you handled that arrest by the book.

Chance: Oh, I absolutely did. But is that enough? I mean, what do I do now? Am I supposed to walk away and ignore my doubts, trust that the legal system’s gonna do its job? I mean, is Stark gonna get a fair trial with an adequate defense in front of an impartial judge? I don’t know. And the fact that I’m even asking these questions is making me sick, Sharon. It makes me have a lot less respect for myself and my job.

Sharon: Hmm. Well, I’m sorry.

Chance: It’s bringing up all these things again, how I put this job above everything else at such a huge personal cost. You know, and it’s ’cause I believe so much in what I’m doing. At least, I used to.

Sharon: Well, I hate to hear you talk like this.

Chance: I hate it, too. But am I wrong?

Sharon: You know, I’ve seen a lot of rules bent and laws broken by people who I love and respect. And sometimes it was done for my own benefit. And I’m no saint. But you’ve worked with the legal system and government bureaucracies for a very long time. You know that compromises are made and that things are not always black and white, as much as you would like them to be. That’s the reality that you’ve had to internalize so that you can carry on doing your job, so you can carry on doing what you know is right. That’s the only thing you can control. The rest of it is out of your hands.

Chance: That’s true.

Sharon: You know, people change over the years. I’m not the same person I was 20 years ago. You know, maybe you can no longer stuff down things that disturb you the way that you once were able to. And like you were saying the other day, maybe you’re in a situation that you no longer want to be in. Only you can determine that.

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: If you were to consider changing things up, what do you suppose you would do?

Chance: What, as in a job? Oh… no idea. My whole life has been public service — soldier, federal agent, detective. Never been outside that arena. Not sure what it would look like.

Sharon: Well, maybe I could help you with that.


Jack: The good news is Stark was arrested, and he had your necklace on him at the time.

Nikki: How very lucky for you.

Jack: Unfortunately, that necklace is now evidence, and I doubt the police are gonna be giving it back to you till after a trial, uh, presuming there is one.

Nikki: Jack, I don’t care about the necklace. I’m sure the authorities will keep it safe. I’m just relieved that that horrible man is off the streets.

Jack: Oh, believe me, Jeremy Stark’s arrival in this town and the threat he posed were catastrophic. This could have been a lot worse than this.

Diane: Isn’t it ironic that your misfortune turned out to save me? Imagine that.


Victor: I’m here to talk to Kyle about Harrison, alright? He’s part of the next generation of Newmans.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I have no doubt that you’re already planning the kid’s future. Are you hoping he’ll stick to the program better than I did?

Victor: For your information, he is being given the same opportunities that you were.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] So, he’ll succeed where I failed. Is that it?

Victor: Son, why does everything have to be an argument between us?

Adam: Look, I know that you hate that I am here at Jabot…

Victor: Uh-huh.

Adam: …Working for Jack.

Victor: Right.

Adam: And Kyle feels the same way. He would love it more than anything if I wasn’t here. I know you also believe Jack only gave me this job to stick it to you.

Victor: You’re correct about all the above. But I’ve often told you — and don’t ever forget it — that you are a very talented businessman.

Adam: And yet here you are. You’re gathering intelligence. Are you hoping to hear that I’m crashing and burning?

Victor: Son, what the hell are you doing here selling lipstick and makeup, for heaven’s sake? What’s the matter with you?

Adam: What are you trying to do? Are you trying to strong-arm Victoria into giving me some rinky-dink position so I can be under your thumb at Newman? It’s not gonna happen, okay?

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Summer: Grandpa, hi.

Victor: Hello, Kyle.

Kyle: Good to see you, sir.

Victor: Kyle, before you start your day, would you give me a minute?


Sally: There’s a lot riding on this pitch. I’ve just been going really hard to get everything prepared.

Nick: I’ve seen you deal with pressure before. Seems like a lot more than just nerves. And last night, you didn’t want to have a drink with me.

Sally: Well, I mean, I already explained that. I just wanted to have a clear head this morning.

Nick: Yeah, but, uh, looking at you now…

Sally: Yeah, well, I kind of wish you wouldn’t ’cause I know I look terrible.

Nick: Well, I like looking at you. Sally, I’ve been through this a few times. Is there a chance this is morning sickness?

Sally: My stomach — it just won’t quit. And then it does and I get cocky and I think I’m fine and then it just happens all over again and I just… I’m just really tired. I just didn’t want to say anything until I was sure.

Nick: Are you sure?

Sally: I’m pregnant.


Sharon: I’m sure there are all kinds of fields that you could explore. I mean, for instance, take all those quick, precision moves that you learned, you know, in the military. Just give them a little tweak, and soon you could be a — a dance instructor.

Chance: [ Laughs ]

Sharon: No, really!

Chance: Nice. That was nice. Good job.

Sharon: Or you know how you can drop from the ceiling on a wire? Cirque du Soleil would hire you in a heartbeat. And I can just see it now. You’d be juggling a ping-pong ball and a sledgehammer and a chainsaw.

Chance: Wow. Hmm. Would I have to wear sequins?

Sharon: Well, yeah. I mean, otherwise no one in the back would be able to see you.

Chance: No, that’s where I draw the line. I can’t do it. I can’t do it.

Sharon: That’s where you draw the line?

Chance: Yeah, no sequins for me. [ Sighs ] Thank you.

Sharon: For what?

Chance: Making me laugh, distracting me. You are remarkably good at getting me out of my head.

Sharon: Well, I’m glad that you feel comfortable enough being silly with me.

Chance: Mm, it’s easy. It feels natural.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Chance: Sorry. It’s Chicago PD. It’s about Stark’s arrest. I need to follow up on this. I, um… I wish I didn’t have to leave, though.

Sharon: Well, go. Take care of business. I’ll be here thinking about all the new career paths you can consider.

Chance: I cannot wait to hear what you come up with. See you.

Adam: How sad is this. Letting my father pull your strings. Oh, and making my life more difficult, just maybe take me down a peg or two.

Kyle: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Victor: Kyle, if you don’t mind, I’m gonna wait for you inside.

Adam: Well, you must be proud. Husband does whatever Victor says.

Summer: [ Chuckles ] Sorry to deflate that massive ego of yours, but if you must know, Kyle is making Valentine’s Day plans and he asked grandpa for a favor. So, thanks for ruining the mood.

Kyle: I hope you’re satisfied.

Adam: Oh, poor you, Summer, you being dragged into the family machinations yet again.

[ Door closes ]

Victor: So, why have you not returned my calls?


Nikki: What puzzles me is how Stark got into our apartment so easily. I mean, there were no signs of a break-in. It was as if he knew the code to the alarm. And Victor and I haven’t changed that alarm in years. In fact, now that I think about it, it’s the same as when you and I spent time there.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Diane: Oh, sounds like we have more company.

Jack: Excuse me. Chance. Uh, I assume you’re here on official business?

Chance: I am.

Jack: Well, please come on in.

Nikki: Good morning, Chance.

Chance: Nikki.

Nikki: I’m glad I get to thank you in person for your work on my behalf last night.

Chance: I’m just doing my job.

Nikki: And just so you know, Victor and I are definitely going to be changing our security system. We’ll be upgrading it. I was just telling Jack that we haven’t been very diligent in changing the codes. But I am very curious as to how Stark was able to figure it out.

Chance: That is a very valid question.


Sally: I was gonna tell you. Obviously. I just… I didn’t want to say anything yet.

Nick: I mean, that’s some pretty big news. How do you feel about it?

Sally: Stunned, mostly. I mean, really, I’m just trying to wrap my head around it, like, being pregnant and expecting a baby. I’m just wondering how it all happened. I mean, obviously, I — I know how, but…

Nick: [ Chuckles ] [ Sighs ] I’m still not sure why you waited. I mean, why didn’t you tell me about this before?


Summer: I see your paranoia is working overtime.

Adam: [ Scoffs ] It’s a very nice cover story. Phyllis taught you well. But I happen to know what’s going behind those closed doors has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day or any kind of romantic surprise that Kyle’s cooking up for you. See, dear old Dad — he wants to humiliate me, so he’s capitalizing on Kyle’s animosity for me.

Summer: Oh, yeah? How exactly is he doing that?

Adam: By making it seem like they both want the same thing, by working together to give me the heave-ho, when in reality, Victor is manipulating Kyle. He’s an expert at it.

Kyle: I apologize for not getting back to you. My mother’s been going through some serious issues the past couple days, so I’ve been focused on that.

Victor: Uh-huh. I bet that has something to do with that fellow Stark, right? Now, Kyle, when you became aware of the connection between your mother and Stark, that should have rung some alarm bells, right? You should have severed all ties with your mother. But I guess that’s never easy when it comes to family, is it?


Nikki: Do you have any theories on how Stark accessed the apartment? You know, did you find any fancy electronic gadget that he could have used to bypass the alarm?

Chance: No, I didn’t. I still can’t explain it. Mr. Stark is still very loudly proclaiming his innocence.

Jack: Oh, pl– he is anything but innocent. He is a convicted criminal that can’t be trusted.

Chance: You mean unlike the upstanding citizens of Genoa City who always play by the rules?

Nikki: Well, I need to be going.

Jack: I’ll walk you out.

Chance: I’ll keep you updated about your necklace.

Nikki: Thank you.

[ Door creaks, closes ]

Chance: I wanted to come by here and tell you two that Jeremy Stark was arraigned this morning in Chicago. Now, given his previous conviction and his parole status, the fact another crime violates the terms of his release, and that he’s considered a strong flight risk, the judge has denied bail.

Diane: Oh, thank god.

Chance: Yeah, Stark’s a menacing guy, been involved in very high-stakes criminal activity. I mean, the guy’s no amateur. Having been granted parole, he sure has a hell of a lot to lose. And that is why him breaking into an apartment, stealing a necklace, and being so careless about it just doesn’t make sense to me. I mean, the guy left his reading glasses behind while committing grand larceny. Who does that?

Jack: I don’t begin to know how his mind works.

Chance: Is there anything else that you need to tell me about this incident?


Jack: Well, I’m sorry that you feel like things aren’t as they should be, but I don’t know how you think Diane or I could shed any more light on the situation.

Chance: So, you’re saying you can’t?

Jack: No, I’m saying he repeatedly threatened her since he got to Genoa City. Thank god she had the courage to stand up to him. She wouldn’t play his game, and I’m sure that infuriated him.

Chance: It is my job as law enforcement to handle men like Stark, not people who think their wealth and their position give them carte blanche to maneuver any situation to their benefit.

Jack: Obviously, the Chicago police and the arraigning judge found everything aboveboard and are proceeding accordingly.

Chance: Yeah, Jack, that is how it looks. I’ll see myself out. Thank you for your time.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Both sigh ]


Victor: Kyle, I understand your conflict, okay?

Kyle: Do you?

Victor: Well, of course. Diane is your mother, no matter what she has done, as Adam, in spite of all of his flaws, is still my son and always will be. I understand that.

Kyle: If you truly get it, then why would you even suggest I cut ties with my mother?

Victor: Have you ever thought for a moment how your life would be if your mother had not returned?

Kyle: Is this what you came here to talk about? Or should we focus on Adam? Because I assume that’s why you’ve been trying to get a hold of me.

Victor: Adam does not belong here. His place is with his family, with the Newmans.

Kyle: What about wanting to teach him a lesson? You know, that’s kind of how you were talking before, but maybe you’re a little conflicted yourself. Like you said, none of this is simple.

Victor: You must hate the idea that Adam is working alongside your dad, running this company.

Kyle: I don’t technically report to him. Neither does Summer. And he has no authority over Marchetti, so we don’t really cross paths.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Kyle: It’s true he wasn’t my first choice when my dad was looking to replace me as Co-CEO.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] That must be the understatement of the year.

Kyle: [ Laughs ]

Victor: Huh?

Kyle: You’re right.

Victor: Right.

Kyle: Adam may be competent at his job, and he’s taken a lot of pressure off my dad, but I don’t trust him. And I never will. We don’t get along. I think he’s arrogant and disrespectful.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Kyle: And I don’t appreciate the constant drama that swirls around him. It’s negative energy none of us need.

Victor: I can only imagine. Anyway, I appreciate your candor.

Kyle: So, for argument’s sake, what are we talking about? How do you propose we get Adam to leave Jabot and go back to Newman? Because from where I stand, that’s a tall order.


Sally: I didn’t tell you I was pregnant before now because I’ve just been completely overwhelmed. I already know what people think about me, and this is just confirmation.

Nick: Who cares, Sally? It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. This is between you and me. And I think you’re just amazing.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I just — I don’t want you to feel like you have to say that.

Nick: I wouldn’t do that.

Sally: I already told you things about my past, how I tried to manipulate a guy back in Los Angeles into staying in a relationship with me. So, I mean, how could you not feel like I’m trying to manipulate you?

Nick: I promise you I do not think that.

Sally: We’re supposed to be taking things slow. This isn’t slow. I mean, this is not how this was supposed to go. I like you so much. And I just — I just wanted things to be easy and sweet and sexy just a little longer. Because how could this not change everything?


Diane: Is this real? Is — is Jeremy gone?

Jack: For good this time.

Diane: This whole thing has been such an ordeal, and — and for it to finally be over…

[ Breathes deeply ]

Jack: How’s it feel?

Diane: Overwhelming. But in a good way, like I — I feel — I feel free, like I — like I have a future again. And this is all thanks to you. I mean, none of this would have been happening without your help. And — and then those — those kind words you said about me to chance today. You just — you made me — you made me sound so strong.

Jack: That is how I see you. Strong. Formidable. You’re amazing.

Diane: [ Laughs ]

Jack: I know you were afraid at times, but you managed to overcome that. You didn’t need anyone to save you from this situation. You needed backup. You needed support.

Diane: [ Sighs heavily ]

Jack: And I was more than happy to give that to you.

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] [ Laughs ]


Sharon: Uh-oh. What happened?

Chance: I just had a conversation that reinforced every nagging doubt I have about my job in law enforcement. Made me realize I can’t do this anymore.

Nick: Don’t assume the worst. You’re getting way ahead of yourself.

Sally: Chloe says I’m in denial. And she’s not wrong. I mean, I’ve been on overload since I found out, and I’ve been feeling crummy on top of it. I just — I had to put everything on pause, which, honestly, is exactly where I need to be right now. So, can you please just be in denial with me, at least for now? I’m — I’m just not ready to deal with everything that comes next.

Nick: Just don’t stress, okay? We’re gonna figure this out. It’s gonna be fine.


Adam: Look, even if Kyle sees it coming, he won’t be able to Victor has a way of corrupting even the most upstanding people.

Summer: For the record, Adam, there’s no need for Kyle to work with Grandpa to push you out the door because history has proven that you can ruin things all on your own, with no help from anyone.


Victor: All I want is Adam to realize is that he made a mistake. He doesn’t belong here.

Kyle: And to get that to happen…

Victor: Make sure that he takes a fall — a big fall, okay? Then I would present him with an opportunity to pick himself up, make things right. It would be a good thing for Adam, a good thing for Jabot. But what I do need is your assistance. I need you to help facilitate that.

Kyle: I would like something in return.

Victor: And what is that?

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Nick: Alright. Let’s hear it. What are you plotting or scheming now?

Tucker: So, it sounds like your son’s venture isn’t going so well at Chancellor-Winters.

Phyllis: That’s none of your business.

Tucker: But it could be. And it definitely should be.

Lauren: There’s your answer!

Fen: Hi, Mom. Way to go on the award. I’m so proud of you.

Lauren: Oh, sweetie, thank you.

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Lily tells Devon that she and Jill want go forward with the IPO and they will buy him out after the company goes public. Devon refuses the deal and later talks to Abby about the situation. Abby tells Devon to base his decision on what he wants for his future not on the past.

Mariah and Tessa tell Sharon that Delphine has decided to let them adopt her baby. Mariah tells Sharon that if everything goes well they will be mothers by the end of February.

Chelsea assures Victoria that she will always be Johnny’s mother. She only wants to be a small part of Johnny’s life. Victoria feels left out after staying and eating pizza with Billy, Chelsea, Connor and Johnny.

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Sally tells Nick she is pregnant and he tells her not to stress they will figure out what to do.

Chance and Nikki both suspect that Diane and Jack set up Jeremy to send him to jail. Chance considers leaving his job, but he doesn’t know what else he wants to do because he has never done anything else but law enforcement.

Adam figures out that Victor wants Kyle to help get him fired from Jabot. Kyle tells Victor that he wants something in return for his help getting Adam out of Jabot.

Jack and Diane have sex after they talk about how she is finally free of Jeremy.

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Devon: Alright. So, what have you and jill decided about me buying back hamilton-winters?

Lily: Look, devon, first i just want to say that we both understand all of the reasons you have for wanting to take your company back. We know this is deeply, deeply personal for you.

Devon: And I appreciate you understanding that. Thank you.

Lily: Jill wants to move forward with the ipo.

Devon: Alright. And what does that mean for me?

Lily: Look, devon, the strength that we have lies in the unity of our two companies. And if we do this split, we could crush our chances of having a successful offering.

Devon: So… so, as much as you understand where I’m coming from, you’re rejecting what I’m asking for?

Lily: Yeah, that’s — that’s what it boils down to.

Devon: Um, cool. Then I guess you’re gonna make this ugly.

Abby: Sharon.

Sharon: Hi, abby. Uh, what can we get you?

Abby: Oh, um, a coffee and… your forgiveness.

Sharon: What? Why?

Abby: For storming out of here and making a scene the other day. I’m sure you heard what chance and I were talking about.

Sharon: Well —

Abby: I’m just — I’m absolutely mortified. I had no idea that things were gonna escalate that quickly.

Sharon: Look, I understand how hard the end of a marriage can be, whatever the circumstances are.

Abby: I can only imagine what you think of me.

Sharon: No, no, I’m — I’m quite fond of you. And devon and — and chance. That hasn’t changed. You know, you’ve all had a rough few years.

Abby: And the hits keep coming.

Sharon: Well, I want you to know I have no interest in passing any judgment or in discussing your personal life with anyone else, just in case you were worried.

Abby: Thank you.

Mariah: Hi!

Tessa: Hi! We’re home!

Sharon: Hi!

Mariah: Did you miss us?

Sharon: Yes! Oh, my gosh! I was beginning to worry. You girls were gone for so long.

Tessa: Hi!

Sharon: I had to practically stop myself from texting every hour on the hour to see how things were going. So, how did it go with the potential birth mother?

Chelsea: Hey there. Come on in. Johnny, someone’s very excited to see you.

Connor: Hey. What took you so long?

Johnny: Math. I thought I’d never finish my homework. Just wait until you get to my grade. The word problems feel like some kind of punishment.

Connor: When I get to be ancient like you, maybe you can teach me how to do them. Unless you’ve forgotten by then. I know how hard it is to remember things when you get to be old — like you.

Chelsea: [ Chuckling ] Ouch! Why don’t you both go get something to drink? Dinner’s on the way.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, thank you for letting johnny come over for pizza. I know it means a lot to the boys.

Victoria: I know it means a lot to you, too.

Chelsea: Um, would it be okay if he stayed after dinner to watch a movie with connor?

Victoria: It is a school night, so I — I guess we’ll have to play that by ear.

Chelsea: Sure, sure. We’re flexible.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Hey, guys. Billy’s hit a snag. The pizza is gonna be late.

Connor: That’s okay. Tell him to get two.

Johnny: Yeah, we’re working up an appetite.

Chelsea: I bet you are.

Connor: Let’s go to my room.

Chelsea: It’s really sweet. They get along so well.

Victoria: Yeah, it’s easy at their age to go with the flow.

Chelsea: Hey, um, do you have a minute, or do you have to run off somewhere?

Victoria: Uh, I — I have a little while before I have to scoop katie up from ballet. Why? Is there something that you wanted to discuss?

Chelsea: There is, actually. I know you said you were okay with johnny coming to dinner, but [Sighs] You’re not happy about it, are you? I’m jonathan lawson

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Sharon: Oh, my gosh, I should just settle down and let you girls catch your breath. Um, they went to portland, oregon. I don’t know how much you know, abby.

Abby: Oh, well, nick just told me that they were meeting with a birth mother, but that’s all I know.

Mariah: Her name is delphine.

Tessa: She’s in her early 20s. She is going to college. She’s getting her bachelor’s degree. She is smart and thoughtful.

Mariah: And she and the baby daddy are no longer together. She’s completely on her own. But after a lot of soul searching, she decided that she didn’t want to be a mother yet.

Tessa: Yeah, she decided adoption was the best thing for her and her baby.

Mariah: She had a million questions for us, uh, probably just as many as we did for her.

Tessa: Yeah.

Sharon: Well, like what?

Tessa: I mean, everything from, “what’s your favorite color?” To, “what’s your medical history?” I mean, if you name it, we asked.

Mariah: And after the first meeting, uh, we decided it just wasn’t enough time to get to know her better, so we decided to do breakfast the next day. And then breakfast turned into a trip to the zoo and then seeing some of the sights.

Tessa: Yeah, we just really wanted to spend time together and get to know each other better. And I got to see how my beautiful wife carves out time for work.

Mariah: And I got to be there while tessa wrote some songs. Working remotely definitely has its privileges.

Abby: Well, it sounds like you got a wonderful trip.

Mariah: Yeah, we did. Um…

Tessa: It was scary and exciting.

Sharon: Um, so, what happens now? Do you just wait to hear from her?

Abby: Yeah, or do you go back to portland until delphine makes a decision?

Mariah: Well, we’ll definitely be keeping in touch.

Tessa: Because delphine made up her mind.

Mariah: She wants us to adopt her baby.

Sharon: Oh, my gosh!

Abby: Ahh!

Sharon: Oh, my gosh! Why didn’t you say that?! That’s amazing!

Mariah: I know!

Sharon: Oh, my gosh, congratulations!

Tessa: Thank you!

Victoria: May I be perfectly honest?

Chelsea: Of course.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] When you reached out about johnny coming over tonight, i wanted to refuse the invitation.

Chelsea: Oh. Right. I mean, you had responded “yes” so quickly, I thought…

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry.

Victoria: What for?

Chelsea: That you felt you couldn’t refuse.

Victoria: I realized that it

[Sighs] — It wasn’t a big deal and I know that connor just wanted to have pizza with johnny and that if johnny knew about the invitation, he’d want to come. So, despite my reservations, I said yes.

Chelsea: Because you love your son.

Victoria: I want to support johnny and his relationship with connor. They’re growing so fast. I know family’s important.

[ Sighs ] But I just — I still feel very uncomfortable with the situation.

Chelsea: And by “the situation,” you mean me.

[ Breathes deeply ] You still don’t want johnny around me.

Lily: Devon, things do not have to get ugly.

Devon: How do you figure? Since you guys aren’t giving me what I’m asking for and you’re gonna make me essentially go to war for my own company, which is what I’ve been trying to avoid doing.

Lily: Yeah, we’re trying to avoid that, too. That’s why jill and I kept at it. We’re trying to find a way to resolve this amicably, okay? So, look, if we just stick with the status quo, then we can —

Devon: Here we go. “Status quo.”

Lily: Okay, you know what? Just hear me out, please. We keep the companies intact, right? So that way we maximize our potential for having a successful offering. Then we re-brand that entity, as part of the ipo, called chancellor worldwide.

Devon: Mm.

Lily: Okay?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Lily: Then once we go public, once the dust settles, we buy you out for a very lucrative amount. And then you have the chance to create a brand-new hamilton-winters, one where you have complete autonomy like you want. And jill and I — we maintain our strength. I mean, it’s a win-win for everyone, right? There’s no acrimony. There’s no bloodshed. I mean, what do you think? Kids can change minds…

Devon: [ Sighs ] Oh. You know, I’m — I’m finding it difficult to see the benefits for me in what you’re proposing.

Lily: Jill and I think this is a fair and very good offer.

Devon: How do you find it to be fair when you and jill don’t have to give up anything, you still get to go public, and you hold on to the company that i poured my heart and soul into creating?

Lily: Sorry, I’m not giving up anything? I’m giving up the chance to work with my brother, to create something amazing with you. I mean, I’ve heard these stories about how siblings — they lose their connection and their bond when one parent dies.

Devon: That’s not gonna happen to us.

Lily: Really? It didn’t happen with nate?

Devon: Nate’s not our sibling, and you and I are closer than either of us have ever been to him, so I don’t know why you’re comparing us.

Lily: Devon, I’m trying to say that if we go to court over this, it is going to affect our relationship.

Devon: So, okay, then you’re saying that if I don’t accept what you and jill are offering me, you’re gonna cut me out of your life?

Lily: No, I’m not saying that. I am trying to salvage things because I want us to remain close.

Devon: You’re not doing that, though. You’re holding my company hostage, and you’re forcing me to make a decision, to choose either to go public with you guys or give it up. That’s what you’re doing.

Lily: No, I’m trying to keep us united. Look, I know how you get. When someone hurts you, you want to put a wall up and you trust no one, including me.

Devon: I never said I don’t trust you.

Lily: You didn’t have to.

Devon: What are you talking about, though? ‘Cause that’s not the way i feel. This isn’t about me not trusting. It’s not about me in pain from anything. This is a professional disagreement that you’re making personal, and I don’t know why you’re doing it. I don’t get why it’s so difficult.

Lily: Because it is difficult. It’s difficult when you’re walking away from someone or something that matters to you. I mean, at one point you wanted this merger, too.

Devon: Oh, I know I did. We — yeah, we all did. It looked good on paper at first, and then things changed.

Lily: Right. Okay. Great. You changed your mind. I get it, and I can respect it.

Devon: But you can’t accept it?

Lily: [ Sighs ] This is not a bad deal.

Devon: I don’t care about the deal. This is not about money. I mean, you can throw all the money in the world at me. You’re still making me start from scratch. You’re making me build an empire from the ground up. That’s what you’re doing.

Lily: Don’t you see that as an opportunity?

Devon: Oh, boy.

Lily: You can correct things this time that didn’t go right the first time.

Devon: Yeah. That’s — I’m sure it sounds real easy to you since you’re not the one that has to do it.

Lily: No, I do not think it’s easy, but wouldn’t you rather focus your energy on building a new legacy than fighting a potentially unsuccessful lawsuit against chancellor-winters?

Devon: I-I mean, it’s — it’s crazy to me.

Lily: Yeah, I 100% agree with you. It is crazy.

Devon: So, why don’t you give me what I’m asking for then?

Lily: I’m trying to, okay? I’m trying to end this war before it begins. And there is a viable option on the table that could actually make you happy if you would consider it.

Devon: I’ve already said that I —

Lily: Okay, don’t — don’t — please don’t give an answer, alright? Just think about it. That is all I’m asking, for you, for us, because whatever we do next, it’s going to change our lives. So let’s do something that’ll make our dad proud. I’ll see myself out.

Devon: [ Sighs ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Abby: I’m just so happy for you ladies! Ooh!

Mariah: Thank you so much, abby.

Tessa: It’s huge, right?

Sharon: It’s definitely another monumental step forward.

Mariah: And we have so many more to go. We know. Don’t worry.

Tessa: Yes, we have talked about how this is just the beginning.

Mariah: And that we have a million more hurdles to clear before we bring a child home forever, but…

Tessa: Right now, in this moment, we just want to embrace our good fortune and celebrate how well everything went in oregon.

Mariah: Yeah. Nothing is set in stone. Delphine could change her mind today or tomorrow or even the day that the baby is born.

Tessa: Yeah, it could be a roller coaster.

Mariah: We’re arming ourselves for the worst, but we are sincerely hoping for the best.

Tessa: Yes, we have thought about all the possibilities in between, and we are just trying to prepare for wherever this journey takes us next.

Mariah: But nothing is gonna change what we know to be true in our hearts — that, no matter what, one day we’re gonna have a child of our own.

Tessa: It’s meant to be.

Abby: It’s the same maternal urge that I felt when all of us joined together and helped make my dream of a family a reality. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Mariah: And if I hadn’t have been dom’s surrogate, I would have never known how much i wanted to be a mother.

Tessa: I was a little late to the baby-fever party…

Mariah: [ Laughs ]

Tessa: …But now there is nothing more that I want than to start a family with my wife.

Sharon: Okay. Who wants hot chocolate?

Mariah: Oh, me.

Tessa: Oh, yeah.

Mariah: Definitely me.

Abby: I wouldn’t say no.

Sharon: Alright, good, ’cause I want to hear more about what happened with delphine.

Tessa: Can I give you a hand?

Sharon: Yeah, my favorite barista. It’s been a while since you were behind the coffee counter. I’m gonna alert your fan club.

Mariah: Thank you.

Abby: [ Sighs ] What a day.

Mariah: Abby. Are you okay?

Abby: [ Exhales heavily ]

Mariah: Um…do you want to talk?

Abby: Yeah.

Billy: Hey.

Lily: Hi.

Billy: You know, it’s only awkward if we let it be.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: Take a load off.

Lily: Charming as ever.

Billy: Don’t worry. I’m not staying. I’m just waiting to pick up my pizza.

Lily: Oh. When did they start serving pizza here?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, exactly. Uh, it’s basically an oversized version of their flatbread, but I’m keeping that a secret from the kids. Abby’s asking for an honest opinion.

Lily: Oh, well, I’m sure johnny and katie will be more than happy to give an honest opinion.

Billy: Actually, it’s for, uh — for johnny and connor. They’re hanging out at chelsea’S.

Lily: Oh. Well, have fun. Don’t forget it’s a school night.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] So, what’s up with you? And don’t tell me nothing. I could see it in your eyes when you walked in.

Lily: Oh, it’s just, uh — just work.

Billy: Tough week?

Lily: [ Chuckles ] That is an understatement. But not your problem to solve anymore.

Billy: You know, things might be over between us, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped caring about you… or wanting to support you. If you need someone to lean on, I’d like to be that person.

Restless nights fogging up

your day?

Victoria: You know, I have to keep reminding myself that this is not about me, that it’s about johnny. I’m not gonna say that he can’t spend time with you. We’ve all moved past that point. And I’m really trying so hard to operate in good faith.

Chelsea: I’m glad.

Victoria: But I still feel very protective of my son. And somehow I think he’s processed the fact that you’re his biological mother, and he’s welcomed you into his life. And he loves the idea that he and connor are half-brothers. But I can’t forget how devastated he was when we first told him. And I’m sorry. I’m really having a hard time getting used to this new norm of pizza night and holidays together. From my perspective, I just feel that everything is moving too quickly.

Chelsea: I get it. I do. If I was in your position, i would feel the exact same way. I forced the issue, and i shouldn’t have. It was selfish.

Victoria: You were going through a difficult time.

Chelsea: I was in a lot of pain and I was hurting, but i didn’t recognize how my actions were hurting other people. I blindsided you, victoria, several times. So, I’m very grateful that you’re just making an effort.

Victoria: I would do anything for my son.

Chelsea: I’m trying really hard to rebuild my life, and I’m really appreciative that you’re letting me even be the slightest part of johnny’s life.

Victoria: He’s a good kid.

Chelsea: And that’s because you’re such a good mom. His only mom. I promise you have nothing to fear in regards to that. I just — I just want to make you comfortable with this situation. I promise you we’re on the same side.

Mariah: So, I’m guessing that something is wrong. I-I mean, I’d like to think that you were just happy for tessa and me, but I — I have my suspicions.

Abby: I am. I am so happy for the two of you, um, but… you know that chance and i were having problems?

Mariah: Yeah, but I was hoping that you guys would find a way to work things out?

Abby: Well, um, things got more complicated since the last time we spoke.

Mariah: Do I even want to know what that means?

Abby: No. Probably not. And I hate telling you this because you guys have such amazing news, and I… I just — I think you should hear it from me first. Chance and I are… getting divorced.

Mariah: Oh, my gosh. Abby, I am — I am so sorry.

Abby: And I just keep thinking about the time when chance was in spain and you gave us the most incredible gift — our son. And I thought chance was gonna come home and we were just gonna have the happiest future together as a family.

Mariah: Look, even though you’re not gonna be married, you’re still going to be a family. You’re going to be amazing co-parents because of the love that you have for dom. That’s never gonna change.

Abby: Thank you for saying that. Ahh, that makes me feel a lot better.

[ Sniffles ] But, um, you know what? I should go. I should let you get back to catching up with sharon. I just wish the two of you the best.

Mariah: Right back at you.

Abby: Mm. Oh, I’m so happy for you guys! Ahh! You and tessa are gonna be the most amazing moms. And after everything the two of you have done for me, if there’s anything I can do to return the favor, please let me know.

Mariah: Oh, count on it.

Abby: Oh, good.

[ Both laugh ] Bye.

Mariah: See you.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Lily: It’s just nothing seems to be going right lately. Nothing. It’s like, devon and nate still aren’t talking. Devon now wants to end our partnership.

Billy: What?

Lily: And then there was this guy I used to have in my life.

Billy: Yeah. The worst. Can’t believe you liked him.

Lily: I loved him.

Billy: [ Sighs ] You know, just because things didn’t last forever with us, it doesn’t mean it was all bad. I still believe we have something. After all, you’re sitting here.

Lily: Well, still.

Billy: Devon wanting to end the partnership — you mentioned a few days ago you were dealing with some kind of nightmare with the ipo. Is that what you were talking about?

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: [ Scoffs ] So, I guess nate was right when he said that the root of their problems all stemmed from devon’s desire to be a lone wolf.

Lily: Yeah, and now I’m the lone wolf.

Billy: With a c-suite filled with empty chairs, including the one that I occupied. Let me just say, lily, that that is not a reflection of your leadership.

Lily: Well, it’s hard to not doubt myself.

Billy: No. You did everything you could to get people to work together. You did amazing things for that company. Let me ask you point blank — do you regret any of the decisions that you made? Taking over chancellor media, then chancellor industries, the merger, the ipo?

Lily: No. I don’t regret anything. I’m — I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished.

Billy: Good. Because you should be. And I hope you can see that this is a golden opportunity. Your heart is the beat of life.

“The young and the restless”

will continue. Pain hits fast.

Lily: I would love to know how everyone I thought I could depend on deserting me is a golden opportunity. So, please tell me.

[ Chuckles ]

Billy: Lily, I’ve known you for a long time. I’ve loved you for a good portion of that time. I know when your back is against the wall, that is when you are at your strongest, most powerful. You will rise to the occasion, and you will show what a strong leader you are. In fact, I’ll go a step further and say, without having to mediate between the issues of your nearest and dearest, you will rise to even greater heights.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] That’s an interesting perspective.

Billy: Well, trust me. And I do have a little bit of experience with family business drama. Over time, eventually, everyone will forgive and forget.

Lily: Even devon?

Billy: Especially devon. You two have an incredible bond. He’ll get over it.

Lily: Yeah. I hope so. Well, thank you for the pep talk. You should probably get going. I think your food’s probably getting cold.

Billy: You’re probably right.

[ Sighs ] If there’s ever anything that i can do to help…

Lily: Thank you, but I’ve got this.

Billy: I have no doubt about that.

[ Knock on door ]

Devon: [ Sighs ] Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: Thank you for coming over.

Abby: Mwah! Of course.

[ Sighs ] I know you’re going through it, but I have some good news.

Devon: Oh. There’s still some of that in the world? Please share it with me.

Abby: Mariah and tessa had a wonderful visit with a potential birth mother, and, fingers crossed, things are looking good.

Devon: Yeah? Really?

Abby: Yeah.

Devon: That’s fantastic. Good for them. They deserve it. And it’s nice to hear that good things are happening to someone somewhere.

Abby: I don’t like the sound of that. Do you have an update about dissolving the merger?

Devon: Yeah, I do. And it’s not what I saw coming.

Sharon: So, overall, how did the two of you get along with delphine?

Tessa: Well, our conversations with her were challenging. I mean, she’s nice. She’s young.

Sharon: She’s scared.

Tessa: I think she was trying to be what she thought we wanted her to be.

Mariah: But to be fair, we were doing the same thing.

Sharon: Well, everyone’s expectations are so high right now. You’re both hoping that she’ll like you enough to believe that you’ll be great parents, and, for her, she’s obviously decided that adoption is the best route for her, but she’s got to be experiencing a lot of complicated emotions. Giving up a baby’s never easy. And what about the father? Did you say that they’re no longer together? But does he know about the pregnancy and what she intends to do?

Tessa: Yes, delphine assured us that he is on board with the adoption and relinquishing all of his parental rights.

Sharon: Oh. Okay, good. Did you notice any reluctance on delphine’s part?

Mariah: Well…

Tessa: She seemed determined to stay on this path with us.

Mariah: But she did have some concerns.

Billy: Hey.

Chelsea: Hey.

Billy: I, uh — hi. Is, uh — is everything alright?

Victoria: Yeah. Why wouldn’t it be?

Billy: Well, because you just said that you were gonna quickly drop off, a-and then you’re still here.

Victoria: We were chatting.

Billy: Oh, okay. And how is, uh…

Chelsea: Everything’s fine.

Billy: Okay, great.

Victoria: Uh, well, I’m gonna get going. I’ll leave you to your pizza.

Chelsea: Why don’t you stay?

Victoria: Stay? For dinner?

Chelsea: Yeah. Why not? You said you’ve got some time before katie needs to be picked up from ballet. It’ll be fun.

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Devon: So, jill has decided to move forward with the ipo. And in order to do that, she needs to keep chancellor merged with hamilton-winters.

Abby: So, she won’t let you buy back your own company?

Devon: No. No, she won’T. And she and lily cooked up this idea to buy me out for a big profit and leave me with basically nothing but the ability to create a new company from scratch and call it hamilton-winters.

Abby: Well, empires have been built on a lot less than that.

Devon: Yeah, but — are you playing devil’s advocate?

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Just hear me out for a second. If you take this deal, one, you would make your sister happy, which isn’t the worst thing in the world, and, two, you could start something brand new, which is right up your alley.

Devon: Right. How do I just walk away from the biggest professional achievement of my life, though? Like, the company is invaluable because I created it with neil and it’s my connection to him. If I leave it, I mean, that’s — doesn’t that defeat the purpose?

Abby: I’m not so sure. I mean, I don’t think that’s the truth, at least not the part about the connection to neil.

Devon: How do you figure?

Abby: [ Sighs ] Neil is gonna be a part of everything you do — I mean, every move, every decision that you make. Yes, neil was here physically when you guys started hamilton-winters, but neil is gonna be a part of you in everything that you do moving forward.

Devon: So, what are you saying?

Abby: Make your decision on how you see your future, not how you feel about the past.

Chelsea: Mmm.

Johnny: Pizza!

Billy: The name’s dad.

Connor: Hi, billy.

Johnny: Hey, dad.

Billy: Hey. How are you, guinea pigs? Because that’s what you are today, okay? This is abby’s new pizza from society, and she wants our honest opinion.

Connor: Cool.

Billy: Okay, well, let’s get it while it’s hot.

Johnny: Mom, are you staying for dinner?

Connor: Of course she is. Who says no to pizza?

Victoria: I guess I-I could stay and have a slice.

Johnny: Yes!

Billy: Okay, good. Well, let’s get some plates, alright? Help me out, boys.

Sharon: So, what were some of delphine’s concerns?

Tessa: Well, she wanted to know our parenting philosophy, what we think about education, discipline.

Mariah: She just wanted to know how we met and fell in love, what makes our relationship so strong.

Sharon: All the things that she couldn’t find out from the application.

Tessa: Yes. Yeah. She wondered if the baby was gonna have grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins.

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

Mariah: So, uh, we got to show her some pictures and let her know all about you and nick and crystal, noah, faith.

Tessa: Yeah, and all of our friends who are gonna be around the baby. And we tried to think of everything we could to tell her about genoa city.

Mariah: It’s the perfect place to fall in love and build a family, raise a kid.

Sharon: Did she ask about

your childhoods?

Mariah: Uh, she did.

Tessa: Yes. And we told her that we did not have the best situation growing up, but we were not gonna be making the same mistakes.

Mariah: No. Just new and different ones.

Sharon: Of course. Well, I think it’s really wise of her to ask those questions. You know, she obviously liked what you had to say. She chose you.

Tessa: So now we have to think about things like, are we gonna be in the birthing room?

Mariah: Yeah. How are we gonna structure an open adoption? Because delphine wants to know the kid, and we are totally fine with that.

Tessa: Yeah.

Sharon: Well, that’s why you have an attorney to walk you through that.

Mariah: I know. We’re gonna have a lot of questions for christine.

Sharon: Just make sure the agreement she draws up for you covers every detail, even things that you think don’t matter right now. Trust me — everything matters.

Mariah: Yeah. We don’t have much time.

Sharon: Wait. I didn’t ask the most important question. When is the baby due?

Tessa: Well, if everything works out…

Mariah: We could be moms by the end of february.

Sharon: [ Gasps ]

Mariah: [ Chuckles ] What’s the #1 retinol brand

Billy: Okay, on a scale from “never again” to “incredible,” what do you say? Vick?

Victoria: Uh, I’m sorry. What is it that we’re contemplating again?

Billy: The new cubano pizza from society. Abby wants to know — what do we think? What’s the verdict?

Connor: We’ve got a more important question.

Johnny: What’s for dessert?

Victoria: I think that maybe you should let your food digest first, don’t you?

Connor: I guess.

Chelsea: I’ve got some ice cream for later.

Connor: Next time we do this, katie should come, too.

Johnny: Why?

Connor: She’s your sister and my cousin. I mean, this is a family dinner, right?

Victoria: Uh, speaking of katie, I — I should go. I want to be there when she gets out of ballet class.

Johnny: Oh, mom, did you decide whether I can watch a movie? I finished my homework.

Victoria: Uh…yeah, sure. Go ahead. It’s fine.

Billy: I can drop him at your place after.

Victoria: That sounds great. Alright. Later, alligator.

Johnny: After a while, crocodile.

Connor: Bye, aunt victoria.

Victoria: Bye.

Chelsea: Victoria? Are you sure you’re alright?

Victoria: Yeah. Why wouldn’t I be? Thank you again for dinner. I’ll be in touch. Good night.

Chelsea: Good night. Alright, now, what movie are we gonna watch, huh?

Connor: Something funny.

Johnny: Oh, no. Action.

Chelsea: Ah.

Billy: Well, there’s only one way to solve that — first one around the table wins.

Chelsea: Ah! No, not really!

[ Laughter ] Careful!

Connor: Ah! Whoa!

Devon: Honestly, abby, i don’t know what I see when I — when I think about the futurE.

Abby: What do you love about hamilton-winters?

Devon: I love that it’s an established company already and that it has a history of success that I can build on.

Abby: Okay, and a new company — walk me through that.

Devon: It’s — I mean, it’d be just that. It would be brand new. It’S… I don’t know how it would even compare. And…

Abby: And?

Devon: A-and I could not be successful. I could fail with starting over like this.

Abby: Or you could soar. But whatever choice you make, you’re not gonna face it alone.

Devon: Thank you. When did you take off your rings?

Abby: A few days ago. I have to face my new reality.

Devon: I know that wasn’t easy for you.

Abby: I’m filled with a lot of uncertainty.

Devon: The good thing is, is whatever life throws at you, you won’t have to face it alone.

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Y&R Update Thursday, January 19, 2023

Young & The Restless Update

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Update written by Barbara

In Devon’s penthouse, Lily lets him know that she talked things over with Jill, and they are going to move ahead with the IPO. Lily tells Devon it’s not in the best interest of Chancellor-Winters that Devon buy back Hamilton-Winters. This angers Devon and he blurts out that the situation could get ugly.

Lily explains her and Jill’s counter offer, starting with keeping the companies intact to maximize the potential for having a successful public offering. Then they will rebrand that entity as part of the IPO called Chancellor Worldwide.

She adds that once they go public and the dust settles, they could buy Devon out for a lucrative amount, which would enable him to create a new Hamilton-Winters. Lily suggests that this is a win-win, with no acrimony and no bloodshed. Devon disagrees and says that it’s not fair to force him to start building a new company from scratch.

Devon asks Lily if she’s going to cut him out of her life if he doesn’t accept her and Jill’s offer and she lets him know that this would not be the case. She mentions that the buy-out would be a good opportunity for Devon so he can focus on creating something  new. Lily asks Devon to consider the offer because whatever course they take will change their lives. She adds that she hopes they can do something that’ll make Neil proud.

With nothing finalized, Lily says she will show herself out and leaves in a huff. She goes to Society, where she runs into Billy, who’s at the bar waiting for take-out pizza. He invites her to join him at the bar, so she does. He tells her that he can see in her eyes she’s upset about something and just because they’re not together anymore, he still cares about her.

He lets her know that she can open up about what’s bothering her. She tells him about being troubled by the situation with the IPO. Billy offers encouragement. After Billy’s pizza arrives and he leaves, Lily sits alone at the bar, sad and pensive, as she looks at a picture on her phone of her with Devon and Neil, and them all smiling.

At Crimson Lights, Abby stops by to apologize to Sharon for causing a scene the other day when she had the argument with Chance. Shortly thereafter, Mariah and Tessa show up at the coffeehouse, brimming with news about their trip to Portland to meet Delphine, their potential birthmother. They tell Sharon and Abby that Delphine is no longer with the baby’s father, and announce that Delphine decided she wants them to adopt her baby. Sharon and Abby are ecstatic. Mariah and Tessa mention that Delphine could change her mind so they’re being guardedly optimistic.

While Abby is genuinely happy for Mariah and Tessa, Mariah picks up on a sad vibe to Abby. Mariah offers to talk with her on the patio, Abby nods, and when they’re on the patio, Abby fights back tears as she tells Mariah that she and Chance are getting divorced. Mariah is sorry to hear this, but assures Abby that she will still have a family with Chance since they’re going to be great co-parents to Dominic.

As Abby is leaving, she gets a text from Devon, asking her to come over. After she has left, Mariah joins Tessa and Sharon to continue talking about the potential adoption. They tell Sharon that Delphine had some tough questions during their visit, that they put forth their best to answer them and they asked Delphine a lot of questions, also. Sharon asks when the baby is due, so Mariah tells her that if things go smoothly, she and Tessa could be moms by the end of February. Sharon is elated.

At Chelsea’s apartment, Victoria comes by to drop Johnny off for his pizza night with Connor and Chelsea. When the boys go into Connor’s room, Victoria opens up and tells Chelsea that her first instinct was to say no when Chelsea invited Johnny to come over. However, she admits that she knew that Johnny would be eager to go, so she agreed to it.

Victoria adds that she’s still uncomfortable with the whole situation, which Chelsea takes to mean that Victoria is referring to being uncomfortable with her. Victoria replies that she is being protective. Chelsea tells Victoria that she totally understands and starts apologizing for pushing to let Johnny know that she’s his biological mother. She also lets Victoria know that Victoria is Johnny’s only mom and she assures Victoria that she has nothing to fear because they’re on the same page.

When Billy arrives at Chelsea’s apartment with the pizza, he’s surprised to see that Victoria is still there. Chelsea invites Victoria to stay and have dinner with the rest of them. Victoria hesitates, then agrees to join in. At the table, Connor mentions that Katie should come next times since she’s Johnny’s sister and his cousin. After awhile, Victoria says that she has to leave and pick Katie up from ballet class. Outside in the hall, Victoria looks sad and uneasy.

At Devon’s penthouse, Abby sits next to him on the couch as he tells her about what transpired with Lily earlier. He opens up about Lily and Jill rejecting his offer to buy back Hamilton-Winters, which would force him to create another entity from scratch.  He adds that it will be a major struggle for him to walk away from the biggest professional achievement of his life, especially since it was with Neil by his side. He is also concerned about failure, but Abby Abby counters that a new company could soar.

Abby takes Devon’s hand and lets him know that he’s not alone and he notices that she took her rings off. She mentions that she did that a few days ago a few days ago. Devon echoes her words about not having to deal with things alone and they start kissing.

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Y&R Update Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Young & The Restless Update

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Update written by Barbara

Phyllis comes into Society, spots Jeremy there and starts quizzing him about what he’s up to vis-à-vis Diane and Jack. Jeremy doesn’t let her know anything, but says mentions that by the end of the day, he’ll know where Diane’s loyalty lies. He also calls out Phyllis for her  “obsession” with Diane.

While Diane and Jeremy are there, Diane calls Jeremy and sets up a private meeting with him in his suite before he resumes his conversation with Phyllis. Jeremy warns Phyllis not to push him and adds that he’s better as a friend than an enemy, then gets up and leaves.

When Daniel comes into Society and sits down with Phyllis, the first thing she does is ask him if he noticed the guy who was just leaving the restaurant when Daniel entered. Daniel asks her who she is referring to, the man in the suit? Phyllis’s eyes widen as she tells him that the man is a criminal.

Daniel listens to Phyllis’s continuous ranting about Diane and about the extent of her involvement with Jeremy. Daniel grows impatient and tells his mother that this has to stop. She tells mentions that it had stopped for one brief moment in time when she thought Diane was gone, only to find out that she had never left in the first place.

Daniel urges Phyllis not to let things like this get to her. He also admits that he’s not sure he wants her to work with for him at Omega Sphere anymore, because of her negativity and the turmoil surrounding her.  Phyllis asks Daniel if he’s firing her before the project is even launched,  and he tells her this is not the case, but that she needs to tame her anger.He suggests that she read a self-help book or two.

At the Abbott house, Jack and Diane are in the living room talking about how their plan is coming along, and Jack says that he will prepare for undertaking the next step himself. Summer and Kyle come into the living room, quarreling. Jack and Diane let them know about combining some steps of the scheme to move things along. Summer declares that she doesn’t want any more information and heads out to work in a huff.

Later at Jabot, Summer tells Kyle that she still wants to go to Paris with Harrison and asks Kyle to join them. Kyle refuses.  Summer is adamant about not wanting herself and her husband to become entangled in another one of his mother’s messes. She adds that she won’t apologize for what she is saying.

Daniel walks in on Kyle and Summer’s argument and asks what’s going on, did a bomb go off. Kyle tells Daniel that he’s going to leave him and Daniel. Once Kyle is gone, Daniel tells Summer the latest about their mother. Daniel lets Summer know that he told Phyllis to get a take her anger down a few notches or they they won’t be able to collaborate with her on Omega Sphere. Summer tells Daniel that the best thing they can do is duck and take cover to avoid getting pulled into the path of their mother’s whirling tornado.

Kyle is on his way back and overhears this.  He asks Summer if she was talking about Diane or Phyllis. Summer admits that she was referring to her own mother, but notes that it could be about Diane also. Kyle says he doesn’t think that’s a fair comparison before getting a text from Victor. Victor tells Kyle to come to the ranch so they can discuss their potential plot to get Adam out of Jabot. Kyle is frustrated and tells Summer that this is the least of his concerns, that the only thing on his mind now is his mother, and getting her to the other side of her plan unharmed.

Back at Society, Tucker walks in and sits down with Phyllis. He becomes an audience for her to rant about how there’s no way she could get away with the kind of behavior that Diane has been. Tucker tells Phyllis repeats what he told her before the holidays, that being in general, the more at peace you are, the more things will go your way. He adds thastp fighting the world so hard and take the path of least resistance and he tells her that her anger’s going to eat her alive. Phyllis asks him what happened to the guy who said that he wanted “burn it all down” because she found him more interesting.

In Jeremy’s suite, Diane presents him with the stolen necklace. He is very impressed and asks Diane asks how she liberated the necklace from captivity and how he can be sure it’s Nikki Newman’s. Diane tells him that Nikki was pictured wearing that exact necklace at the at opening of the latest exhibit at the Modern Museum of Chico and many other galas. She also shows him the engraving on the clasp, which is “N and V”.

Jeremy buys into what Diane has been telling him and suggests that they steal from other rich and powerful citizens of Genoa City, starting with Diane’s red-headed arch enemy. He wants to rob her blind. However, Diane likes the idea but manages to convince Jeremy that all of her enemies missing their jewlrobbing her enemies would be a sure way to get caught. She strongly suggests that they need a long-term strategy.

Jeremy tells Diane to turn around, she looks uncomfortable. Jeremy tells her to trust him, just like he’s trusting her. She turns around and he puts the stolen necklace on Diane. He requests a kiss and she has no choice but to go along with it.  Jeremy starts taking his tie off, and kissing Diane’s neck, hoping  to get Diane into bed, but she gets him to back off by coughing and pretending that she’s allergic to his cologne.

He says he’ll take a quick shower to rinse the cologne off, which gives Diane the opportunity to take something out of her purse and stash it in one of the dresser drawers. Then she slips a piece of paper under the mattress while he’s in the bathroom.

At Crimson Lights, Sharon and Chance talk about his life choices. She offers to give him friendly advice and he tells her to bring it on. She tells him that if he has doubts about his chosen career, that he needs to dig deeper to figure out what the cause might be.  He thinks about this, and mentions that in his current job, he likes the structure and that it feels good to undercover and pretend to be someone else for awhile. On the other hand, he says, he doesn’t want to live a life where he stands to lose so much every minute he’s on the job.

Sharon suggests that he could go back to therapy and consider taking a leave of absence from GCPD to regroup. Jack comes into the coffeehouse, greets Sharon and Chance, orders his “usual” and sits down at a table.

Chance gets a surprise phone call and says “that doesn’t happen every day,” and when Sharon asks who it is, he tells her that it’s the Chicago Polic Department. Jack overhears and takes notice. Then he gets a text from Diane, saying that “it’s set” and he sits, pensively, at the table in Crimson Lights.

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