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Ashland: It looks perfect.

Victoria: It really does.

Ashland: When people walk through that door and they look at that portrait, they will see what I see — a strong, powerful beautiful woman watching over her empire. Victoria newman is the one building her legacy as the rightful leader of newman/locke.

Victoria: Thank you again for this incredible gift, for understanding what it means hanging in that place and whatd it symbolizes to me.

Ashland: I wanted to commemorate the merger of our companies and to give you a special wedding present. That portrait represents a new beginning…for both of us.

Nick: What’s up?

Billy: Thanks for coming by. I’ve wanted to talk to you ever since the family meeting with ashland.

Nick: Yeah, he definitely dropped a bomb.

Billy: Yeah. Just not sure if it was a truth bomb or not. Everything he said only made me want to dig deeper, which is what I want to talk to you about. I think we should join forces.

Nick: Not interested.

Billy: Why not?

Nick: Well, one, uh, I would like my sister to actually want to speak to me, and, two, i think ashland’s explanation for why he changed his name makes sense.

> Billy: So, it doesn’t bother you that he’s unwilling to share the entire story or that he won’t tell us what his birth name is? Come on, nick. I saw your face when he said that he was done explaining. Admit it, at least to me. You are no more satisfied than I am.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Amanda: You, um — you want me to move in with you?

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: I mean, are you sure? Even with moses still here? I don’t want to ruin any brotherly bonding.

Devon: No, no, I ran it by him already, and he is more than fine with it. And as for me, I’m very, very certain that I want to make my home your home. I want to spend every day with you. But I also don’t want to pressure you into anything, too, ’cause I know you and I know that your lawyer mind likes to analyze everything before you make decisions. So, just take all the time you need and go through your process.

Amanda: Well, my mind must be working at supersonic speed because I’ve already made my decision. I would love to live with you.

Devon: Yeah?

Amanda: Yeah.

Devon: Yeah?

Amanda: Yeah.

Tessa: I’m so glad that you have ideas about how to move on and heal from having to let dominic go, but we don’t need to make any big decisions right now. We just moved out of abby’s, and you’re dealing with a lot emotionally. We don’t have to rush anything. You can take all the time you need.

Mariah: I know, but I don’t need any because the answer just appeared like a lightning bolt.

Tessa: Well, I — I don’t think that there are any easy answers to dealing with what’s happened.

Mariah: No, of course not, and I’m not saying it’s gonna be easy. But it is a path forward, the right one.

Tessa: O-okay.

Mariah: I think we should have a baby of our own.


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Tessa: You want us to have a child?

Mariah: Yes. Think about how great it would be. You know, it’s not like we haven’t had that discussion before.

Tessa: Yeah, um, briefly, in the abstract. But making it a reality, I — I’m not so sure. I honestly didn’t think it would go there that soon. You haven’t really started to unpack what happened to you.

Mariah: I know, a-and I will deal with it. I-I promise. I will talk to my mom or I’ll go get some other form of therapy. But it’s because of what i experienced that I think that this is what iant and I need.

Tessa: I’m not following.

Mariah: Okay, um… sit down. Um…

[ Sighs ] Bowie — sorry — uh, dominic — he made me realize that I had all of these maternal instincts inside of me that I had no idea about. Carrying a child made me realize that I have so much more love to give than I thought. And starting a family with you — that would be the most wonderful thing in the world.

Tessa: That’s a gorgeous sentiment. And I share it, in a big-picture kind of way. But it’s only been a few days since you had abby and chance’s baby.

Mariah: Right. Right, I understand exactly why you’re worried. And my obg-yn said I shouldn’t get pregnant again for at least 12 months. So that’s why… I think you should carry the baby. I want you to experience what it’s like being pregnant, carrying a child, bringing new life into this world. It is absolutely life-changing. And you would be bringing it into our world.

Amanda: That was quite a welcome-to-the-neighborhood.

Devon: I am a welcoming committee of one, you know. The celebration doesn’t have to stop. We can, uh, have some more of the wine that I got for us and put on this very rare miles davis album that I think you’re really gonna love.

Amanda: Mmm.

Devon: You up for a slow dance with me?

Amanda: Ah, I absolutely am, but I need you to hold that thought.

Devon: Why?

Amanda: Because I have to go.

Devon: You have to go right now?

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Why?

Amanda: Because I have to go and pack up all of my stuff at the hotel so that we can officially start living together as soon as possible.

Devon: Well, when you put it like that, then please get out of here.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Please.

Amanda: Mmm.

Devon: Go.

Amanda: Mmm.

Devon: Go. Go. Go. Go. Go. Please.

Amanda: I’ll be back.

Devon: You better. Love you.

Amanda: Love you, too.

Victoria: All of the arrangements for the wedding seem to be falling into place, and before you know it, we’re gonna be on our way to tuscany.

Ashland: I’m counting the days.

[ Cellphone chimes ] You know, our wedding is going to be the best damn day of my life. And there is nothing that i would rather do than stay here and rub your feet and chat about it. But I’ve got to run because I’ve got a few things to take care of.

Victoria: No, that’s okay. I have an appointment. And then I have a stack of things that I need to get through when I come back to the office, so…

Ashland: I will check in with you later to see if you’re free for dinner, even if it’s just take-out on your desk.

Victoria: That sounds like a plan. Walk out with me?

[ Door opens ]

Nick: Yes, would I have liked ashland to reveal more information? Of course. But, billy, unlike you, I’m not looking to stir up trouble or find some dirt to make headlines.

Billy: Well, I understand that’s what people would think this is about, but it’s not.

Nick: I heard ashland was so annoyed with your attitude after he told us his story that he went and confronted you.

Billy: That’s one way to put it. Let’s just say he warned me to stay out of his life, which made me only more committed to the fact that he is desperately trying to hide something.

Nick: Well, there you go. The way you’re handling this, it is accomplishing something. You are frustrating my sister and pissing her off. Are you cool with that?

Billy: No, I’m not. But you got to make a choice in life sometimes, right? And I am willing to take the hit to protect my kids. You know what bothers me? He didn’t say anything to victoria until he was forced into it. And he still won’t tell us what his true birth name is or how he got so much money to start those companies at such a young age, especially when he said he came from nothing and that he left his past in the dust.

Nick: Things happen, billy, you know? And if victoria didn’t think she needed to take a closer look at ashland after he admitted that he was lying to her, what makes you think she’s gonna care about where he got his money?

Billy: Because how ashland got that much money so quickly when he was barely out of his teens speaks to his character just as much as creating a brand-new identity for himself.

Nick: Not necessarily.

Billy: Nick, I know a little something about compromised finances. It’s my gambling that got victoria kidnapped at one point. And now you got a guy that could potentially be my kids’ stepfather, and he openly admitted to erasing his entire history. He won’t tell us what his real name is or how he amassed a fortune to put him smack-dab in the business world. His entire career, he has thrived on being a larger-than-life mogul. Then he goes and sells his entire entity to a woman that he barely knows? Oh, yeah, and now they’re engaged.

Nick: Well, it’s not like it’s, you know, out of the blue. There are major extenuating circumstances.

Billy: Yeah, I understand. His illness could be altering his decisions. But then again, every event in his life is strange, isn’t it, with giant question marks hanging over them. Now, you get to make the choice to turn a blind eye, which is exactly what victoria’s doing. But I can’t, and I won’t, because the truth, whatever it is, matterS.

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Tessa: I hear what you’re saying. But I don’t think it’s the best time to consider having a baby. You’re still so emotionally raw after everything that’s happened with dominic.

Mariah: Yeah, that’s exactly why this is the right time to consider it. Okay, I — this is a lot. I know this is a lot, so I will just give you a minute to wrap your head around it.

[ Laughs ]

Tessa: But, hey, I — I love that you’re thinking about our future because I plan on being with you for the rest of my life. And when we’re both ready — like really, really ready — we should talk about it more. And hopefully that will be soon. But I think our top priority should be working through everything that’s happened with dominic and abby. Let me take care of you, okay? The watchwords today are “rest,” “relax,” “restore.”

Mariah: [ Chuckles ] You’re right. And those are pretty great words, so… you know what? I’m gonna take a quick nap.

Tessa: Okay.

Mariah: [ Exhales heavily ]

Nick: Hey, rey.

Rey: Hey, nick. What’s going on, man?

Nick: Glad I ran into you. Um…something I want to talk to you about.

Rey: Alright. Is it about sharon? Faith?

Nick: About victoria. More precisely, her fiancé.

Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. I’ll get on that. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] Oh! To what do I owe this divine honor?

Victoria: I’m here for the spa, not you.

Phyllis: Well, since i hand-picked every single treatment on the list, I’m gonna take that as a compliment.

Victoria: Why am I not surprised?

Phyllis: What’s on the menu today?

Victoria: I’m getting a facial. I don’t really have time for much more.

Phyllis: Um, can I suggest the bridal package? It’s really great. And maybe you should tell nikki about it because I’m sure, as the mother of the bride, she wants to glow before the wedding. I’m going to treat myself to something in that package before we head off to summer’s wedding in milan.

Victoria: Oh, yes, that’s right. You and nicholas are heading to — to italy before ashland and I do.

Phyllis: Yeah. I’m really excited. I’m really excited for the wedding. I’m equally as excited to be spending time in the most beautiful place on the planet. And then we’ll go down to your wedding in tuscany. I’m sure it’s going to be a glorious affair. Are you excited?

Victoria: I can’t wait to marry ashland. I have never felt more positive or secure or happy in my entire life. He is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

Phyllis: Good. Why don’t you tell me how you really feel?

Ashland: You wanted to meet. Here I am.

Gaines: Finally. You look well. I must say I’m surprised, given the reports about your condition.

Ashland: Well, you can’t believe everything you read.

Gaines: Oh. So, how are you feeling?

Ashland: What do you want, gaines?

Gaines: Alright. I guess we are, uh, dispensing with the niceties.

[ Breathes deeply ] I hate to be blunt, but i watched your livestream, and it’s pretty clear that my yearly pension is coming to an end sooner than expected, due to your condition. So we need to adjust our agreement.

Ashland: I would hardly call blackmail an agreement.

Gaines: After all these years, you’re still referring to our arrangement as blackmail? Aren’t we past all that? I thought that we had settled into a civil, even rather comfortable relationship.

Ashland: Answer the question. What exactly do you want?

Gaines: [ Sighs ] (Lucky) uh-oh the magic’s disappearing!

Nick: Rey, I got a lot of serious questions about ashland, and I feel like I need some answers before victoria marries this guy.

Rey: Alright. What, you’re worried he did something illegal?

Nick: I hope not. Now, this next part is why i need you to keep it between us. Ashland told the rest of the family that when he was younger he changed his name to escape an abusive father.

Rey: Well, I know something about problematic fathers, so i understand why someone might do that.

Nick: If it was just this one bit of information, then I’d probably be okay with it, but it’s been a series of surprising revelations that got me wondering — does my sister need to know more? Now, she’s a very smart, savvy woman. I don’t doubt for one second that ashland has real feelings for her. But the speed of the newman/locke merger and their engagement has got me concerned. And, frankly, it has caught me and the rest of the family off guard.

Rey: Yeah, I have to admit i was a bit surprised by it, as well, given what victoria has gone through personally over the last few years. I understand why you’re being protective. But I don’t think there are grounds to launch an official investigation. And, you know, I wouldn’t feel comfortable investigating off the record, if that’s what you’re asking.

Nick: No, no, it’s — I’m asking because I’m thinking about looking into this myself. And if I do it, I want it to be done very quietlY. So I’m just hoping you could maybe point me in the right direction. That’s it.

Rey: Alright. Okay. Well, let’s — let’s start at the beginning. Did he share anything about the birth name?

Nick: No, he is a closed book about that.

Rey: Okay, well, that’s not necessarily a dead end. I mean, name changes have to be filed in the courts, and they have to be published in the newspaper.

Nick: My dad and billy each have people looking into that. They’re looking at, you know, court records and old publications, and so far they haven’t come up with anything. Do you know if there are different rules if the person is a victim of abuse? Like, would the courts allow ashland to conceal his identity if it was for his own protection?

Rey: Yeah, no, back then, it’s highly unlikely. If the name change wasn’t in the public records, that means that locke didn’t go through the usual channels. He — he must have found a way to bend the rules.

Nick: I’m not sure how he would pull that off. I mean, he was young. He didn’t have any clout or money. This all happened before he became a success in business.

Rey: So, look, changing a name is only one facet of creating a new identity. To do it completely, you need a birth certificate, a new social security number. It’s not easy. And it’s even harder to believe that someone like locke, who has been under public scrutiny for as long as he has, could keep something like that hidden.

Nick: Yet he still managed somehow to do it. Which means I have more questions now than I did before.

Gaines: You see, I’ve grown accustomed to the 300 grand a year you’ve been providing me. It buys me a lifestyle I enjoy.

Ashland: I’m sure it does.

Gaines: And in return, you have received my silence. But it looks like all that’s coming to an end. Truly sorry about that.

Ashland: Right.

Gaines: You know, I would have thought a man like you would have had more time left on this earth, but fate has its own plan for the future. And so do I. I want what should have and would have been mine. But I’m not greedy. I’ll settle for 10 years of payments in one lump sum.

Ashland: $3 million?

Gaines: Good math. In cash, by the end of the day. And then I’ll be out of your life, and you can die knowing that your secret is safe.

Victoria: So, you think that I sounded over-the-top about marrying ashland? I’m sorry. I guess I let my enthusiasm get the best of me.

Phyllis: Yeah. Don’t apologize. I mean, hey, listen, I know how it feels to be happy with the person you’re with, like you finally got it right.

Victoria: Honestly, I thought you and nicholas would have imploded by now.

Phyllis: Well, you’re not the only one. That’s the general thought around town.

Victoria: Mm. So, what’s different this time? I mean, maybe you — you’ve really changed or maybe nick is just more of a saint than ever before.

Phyllis: Well, maybe it’s just a little bit of both. You know? Did you ever think you’d be with someone like ashland before this time in your life?

Victoria: No, no, I didn’T. I view the world and people and love in a very different way now.

Phyllis: Yeah. So do I. I view the world differently now, too.

[ Clears throat ] This is an adult conversation. I mean, we’ve evolved. It’s what they call growth, right?

Victoria: Yeah. Well, I hope that you’re not suggesting that we become friends.

Phyllis: Well, I don’t want to be your friend. I’m not suggesting that, you know? Maybe in like 50 years, but not now.

Victoria: Yeah, well, maybe if you keep being good to my brother, we’ll maybe make it 25.

Phyllis: Jack! Hey!

Jack: Hello, ladies. And how is the bride-to-be today?

Victoria: Very well. Thank you. However, I’m about to be late for my appointment. So, if you’ll excuse me…

Phyllis: Hey. What brings you by? You going to the spa, or do you have a business meeting?

Jack: No, actually, I came here to see you.

[ Lock whirs, disengages ]

Imani: Amanda!

Amanda: Hey.

Imani: I really need to talk to you.

Amanda: Why? What’s going on?

Imani: It’s about mom.


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Imani: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you. I thought I could keep it together, but I’m a mess.

[ Breathes deeply ] The three of us were having such a great trip, and then finding out about mom’s heart condition — it was so shocking.

Amanda: I completely understand. That’s why I actually reached out to nate. He assured me that naya’s condition is treatable and he put me in contact with some specialists and they should be able to help.

Imani: Wait. You did all that already?

Amanda: I hope that’s not a problem.

Imani: No. I’m grateful and relieved. Thank you. It’s just a new and kind of strange dynamic for me. Growing up an only child, i never had anyone I could lean on like this.

Amanda: Yeah.

Imani: Other than my grandfather — well, our grandfather — and my parents.

Amanda: I know what you mean.

Imani: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be so insensitive.

Amanda: No, no, you — you weren’T.

[ Chuckles ] I think that this is gonna take a little getting used to for both of us. But I want you to know that I’m really happy that I have a sister to turn to.

Imani: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Me too.

Jack: I was on my way home, and I thought I’d stop by and see if maybe you and nick would like to fly to milan with me on the jabot jet. I’ll be traveling with less of a crowd than the newmans.

Phyllis: Wait a second. Are you offering an alternative to flying with victor newman?

Jack: [ Laughs ]

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. I’m just gonna run it by nick, but yes.

Jack: Yeah, of course.

Phyllis: Hey, I bet you’re as excited to see kyle as I am to see summer.

Jack: It does my heart good, after everything our kids have been through, to see them get the happiness that they deserve. I look at them, I still see the children they once were, as well as the amazing adults they are now, so in love and building a life together.

Phyllis: Yeah. You want that for yourself, too, don’t you?

Jack: Kyle’s happiness is enough for me.

Phyllis: Hey! Don’t dismiss what I said.

[ Sighs ] Listen, I’ve been thinking a lot about what you said the other night.

Gaines: Given what’s at stake, I think it’s a small price to pay.

Ashland: Gaines, I can’t snap my fingers and come up with that kind of cash by tonight. I’m in the middle of a massive corporate merger, so the entire locke enterprise is under a microscope. And on top of that, I’m getting married in a few weeks. So, when I return from italy, I will square all of my accounts with you.

Gaines: I’m afraid that’s not acceptable. We need to settle this before you leave the country because once you’re gone, you might be gone forever.

Ashland: I’m marrying the woman I love, not planning an escape.

Gaines: Look, I don’t want to be unreasonable. Business day’s about to come to a close. I’m willing to wait…until tomorrow.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Y-you really think that’s feasible?

Gaines: For a man like you, I do. You’ve proven time and again that when you want something, you make it happen, even the seemingly impossible.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] I’ll take care of it. And then that’s the end… of you and me. You will never contact me again. Coming back for more will the biggest mistake of your life. I’ll repeat. Never contact me again.

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Imani: I have a proposition.

Amanda: Okay.

Imani: How about we have a little sister time right now? We can order room service, watch a movie. There’s this new french film i want to stream.

Amanda: Oh, I know the film you’re talking about. I heard that it is absolutely amazing.

Imani: Mm-hmm. And since we both speak the language, we can make it interesting. We can turn off the subtitles, see whose french is better.

Amanda: Oh, okay! Challenge accepted.

[ Laughs ] I, uh — I just got to make a really quick phone call first, okay?

Imani: Okay.

Devon: Hey. You on your way back?

Amanda: Um, not yet. Imani is actually here, and we were hoping that we could hang out a little longer.

Devon: Oh, yeah. No, that’s no problem. Take your time. Me and the penthouse ain’t going nowhere.

Amanda: Okay. Thank you. Um, I will see you at home later. That sounded so weird.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: [ Chuckles ] No. It sounds right.

Amanda: It did. Bye.

Devon: Bye.

Imani: Um, I wasn’t eavesdropping, but, um — okay. Yeah. I was. I couldn’t help it. Did I hear you right? Are you and devoN…

Amanda: Moving in together? Yes.

Imani: [ Laughs ] Congrats. I’m so happy for you.

Amanda: Thank you.

Imani: Wow. I don’t know if you’re sweet or crazy to be hanging out here when you can be settling in and getting cozy with him.

Amanda: Well, he knows how important you are to me. And he will be there when I walk through the door.

[ Sighing ] Oh, god, it feels so good. I mean, should I be worried to be this happy?

Imani: Hell no. You deserve it.

[ Sighs ] I admit, I am a little jealous you found someone as spectacular as devon. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime catch.

Amanda: Yeah. He is. I’m a lucky woman.

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[ Music continues ]

Tessa: Oh, I’m sorry. I thought I was playing softly.

Mariah: It’s the best sound in the world to wake up to.

Tessa: Well, you seem more at peace. Maybe some rest did you good.

Mariah: It’s more than that. Waking up knowing that we have a plan and we know what direction we’re going in, it just — it’s a huge weight off of my heart, even for a little bit. Oh. You’re not on board with having our baby, are you?

Jack: Hey, I thought we put all that to bed. I didn’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable or —

Phyllis: No, just — hey, let me finish. Just let me get this out. Um, you can’t stop me anyway. You know that. [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Go ahead.

Phyllis: I love you, too. That’s never gonna change.

Jack: Well, thank you. It’s — it’s not the same thing, but I appreciate the sentiment.

Phyllis: It is the same thing. I really love you. You’ll always be in my heart… permanently in my heart. So just keep that knowledge with you, okay?

Victoria: I’m sending you the figures now, so just give me a call back after you’ve looked at them. Thanks.

[ Phone hangs up ] Hi there.

Ashland: You look busy.

Victoria: Yes, well, I had a lovely respite at the spa, but I’m paying for it now. I don’t think I’m gonna be able to leave for dinner.

Ashland: Oh, no worries. I understand.

Victoria: What about you? Did you take care of everything you needed to?

Ashland: Uh…yeah, I did.

Victoria: Are you okay? You seem a little tense.

Ashland: That’s just the treatments mixed with all the other things I have on my mind, I guess.

Victoria: What things? I mean, if you’re talking about our company, I mean, everything’s fine on that front.

Ashland: No, no, I just want our big day in tuscany to go as smoothly as possible and be an amazing occasion for you.

Victoria: I want that, too. But you do know that the wedding is just one day. The marriage is what really matters, the time that we spend together, who we are to each other.

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Tessa: I have no problem with the idea of starting a family. Why would I? I love you. But this is all really sudden.

Mariah: But it’s not for me.

Tessa: What you went through as a surrogate would be very different than what it would be for us. And it’s too important to rush. It would be a mistake to do it for the wrong reasons.

Mariah: But I don’t know what you’re talking about. Wrong reasons? I mean, we’re two people who love each other.

Tessa: I’m just trying to think of what’s best for you.

Mariah: I understand, tessa. I do. But I really need this.

Victoria: I don’t doubt your love for me. And I really — I want to marry you as much as I did the day you proposed to me.

Ashland: But I just saw that look in your eyes. Now, please listen to me. I — [ Sighs ] I want to spend the rest of my life with you. But whoever I was, I’m still the man that fell head over heels for you.

Victoria: I know that.

Ashland: I never told anybody about my past, but I opened up about things I never talk about with you, your family, even billy, all to avoid that look I just saw in your eyes.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] It meant so much that you did that, but I’m — I’m still just trying to take it all in.

Ashland: What can I do to reassure you, angel?

Victoria: I just need to know that there aren’t gonna be any more surprises.

Ashland: I promise. You know every important thing there is to know about me.

Jack: Well, I, uh, better be going. Let me know what you and nick decide about the plane ride.

Phyllis: Okay. Hey!

Nick: What plane ride?

Jack: I thought you and phyllis might like to go to milan on the jabot jet with me.

Phyllis: Yes. And my answer was, hell yes, given the alternative is spending 10 hours sitting next to your father. But, hey, it’s your call.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Cool. I’m in.

Jack: Great. Glad to hear it. I’ll be in touch with details.

Nick: Alright.

Phyllis: So, you missed your sister earlier. She came for a spa appointment. We had a pleasant conversation.

Nick: Yeah, I’ve been thinking a lot about victoria’s marriage to ashland.

Phyllis: Yeah. I know you’re bothered by what ashland revealed to the family. I mean, we haven’t had a chance to talk about it, but I know it bothers you, given how you felt before.

Nick: Well, it’s like every time I feel like I’m ready to let it go, another bombshell drops. I mean, you know, one, ashland’s dying, which is terrible. But then we find out that ashland and victoria merged their companies. And then we find out that ashland isn’t who he says he is? It’s unsettling. And I’m sure it is for victoria, too, not that she’ll ever admit it. You know, I’ve been really thinking about digging into ashland’s past. But I’m conflicted. But I want answers. But I also know that if I go down this road, there’s no going back, particularly where victoria is concerned. And if she finds out that I did that, she’s gonna be furious, and she may never talk to me again.

Phyllis: You know, earlier i said don’t meddle, don’t get in the way of true love, but… if your instinct is telling you that ashland is hiding something, I mean… you’re a protective, loving brother. That’s a beautiful thing. So, there are two ways to go about this. Either you save your sister from potential disaster… or you just be nice and polite and do nothing. I know what I would do.

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This is an episode all about Jack and it begins with him having a dream. In the dream Sally, Traci, Nick, Nikki, and Victor are all upset with Jack because he told Phyllis he never stopped loving her. Everyone advises Jack that he should forget about Phyllis and find a woman that will love him. Jack awakens from his dream and decides to talk to Nick and tell him that he told Phyllis that he never stopped loving her. Nick is very understanding about how Jack feels because Phyllis is an unforgettable woman. Nick tells Jack that he hoped that he finds a woman to live.

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Y&R Update Wednesday, September 22 2021

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Recap written by Christine

Traci came home and found Jack transfixed by Summer and Kyle’s wedding invitation. She invited him to join her when she visited Abby and the baby. He noted that it was late, and she said the baby was still awake. He decided not to go, and she asked why he was looking at the wedding invitation. He pointed out that he was given a plus one, but he’d be going solo. This was the umpteenth wedding he’d attend alone. Traci noted that Jack kept going through this cycle of falling in love, breaking up, swearing off love and getting lonely and yearning for romance. She said this was part of the pattern, and he just happened to be at the lowest point right now. She felt that he had been since… He knew that she meant since their mom died. She was optimistic that he’d find love, since he had such a good heart. She suggested he go to bed, but he was trying to stay up late enough to call Kyle once it was morning in Italy. She sent her best to Kyle, Summer and Harrison, and she left. He murmured that his son was getting married, and he was still single. He heard Dina say “they grow up so fast, don’t they?” He went to the mantle and picked up a picture of himself with Dina.

Jack fell asleep downstairs and dreamed that he was having a conversation with Dina, though she wasn’t visible. He wished she would be at the wedding, and she assured him that nothing would stop her from seeing her grandson get married. He repeated what she said about kids growing up fast, and she told him not to waste a moment, like she had. She told Jackie to follow his heart. Jack’s dream shifted, and he was suddenly at the Chancellor house with Abby, Dominic and Traci. They all talked reverently about the love between parents and children. Jack said they lived their lives as parents trying to live up to promises they made at moments when their children were infants – promises to always protect them and never let anyone break their heart. Traci said that no one could keep promises like that. She stated that heartbreak was part of the human experience – it helped you learn to overcome pain and move on. She said he’d had his heart broken over and over, and he kept coming back for more, because he loved to be in love. He thought everyone wanted to love and be loved. She felt he’d elevated it to an art form. He said he never found the right person. She asked if he was sure. Traci and Abby disappeared, and Phyllis showed up. She blew him a kiss then quickly disappeared again.

Jack teleported back to his home, and he heard one of Dina and John’s favorite song playing. Traci walked in and she noted that their parents had seemed so happy. She wondered if it was just a facade, or if something changed. Traci was looking for answers, just like Jack. He told her not to give up – answers sometimes came from where you least expected them, just like love. Jack thought John knew on some level that Dina was unhappy. Traci wanted to believe John felt that his love with Dina was strong enough to endure all, and that if circumstances were different, they could’ve worked it out. Traci thought Jack believed that too, and that was why he never got jaded or bitter after all he endured. She thought he believed in love, even for himself. She could see he was yearning for it. Traci disappeared, and a furious Nick showed up.

Dream-Nick felt that Jack was trying to ruin his relationship with Phyllis. “I trust you. I respect you. What are you doing?,” Nick demanded. Jack argued that Nick did far worse – he pursued Phyllis when she was still with Jack. Nick didn’t think that justified Jack’s actions. Nick snapped that Jack put all these thoughts in Phyllis’s head, and now her relationship with Nick had changed. Jack never intended to do that, he was just trying to be honest with his feelings. Nick noted that he’d told Jack he was concerned his relationship with Phyllis was fated for disaster. Jack recalled Nick saying that someone besides Jack put doubts in his head. Jack said that nobody could make Nick doubt his relationship with Phyllis unless he was already feeling that way. Nick accused Jack of trying to shift the blame. He demanded to know why Jack would confess his love to Phyllis while she was with Nick. Phyllis appeared and told Nick to stop. She said Jack wasn’t the reason for what was going on between them. Nick asked what was going on, and Phyllis softly asked if she needed to spell it out. Jack told Phyllis not to say anything rash. He said he had no right to tell her how he felt. She said it was fine – she found his unbridled honesty to be beautiful. Jack apologized to Nick. Jack admitted he never let Phyllis go. Sally appeared and said she would’ve loved him more than Phyllis if he’d just let Phyllis go and moved on.

Sally told Jack that he made a legendary mistake letting her go and making a play for an old painful error in judgment named Phyllis. Phyllis faded away. Jack denied making a play for Phyllis. Sally said that she and Jack could’ve been a power couple, but he blew it. He thought she was misremembering what happened between them. She admitted she made a mistake or two, but she said he was mostly to blame because she genuinely cared about him and part of her still did. She said at least she knew when to give up and move on. She told him he needed to shut the door on his past, or he’d miss even more opportunities in life. Jack admitted Sally briefly manipulated him into wondering if this was his fault. He said it was her fault – her lies and deceptions and sabotage of his son’s relationship. Nick brought up Summer. Sally sarcastically apologized for getting Summer a fantastic job. Jack said Sally was talented, but she didn’t trust it. He said they couldn’t have a relationship because she didn’t know who she was or who she wanted to be. She asserted that she knew exactly who she was, but he just couldn’t accept it. She didn’t think she did anything worse than Phyllis. She didn’t run anyone over, like Phyllis did, so why should Phyllis get a free pass? “Because she’s Phyllis,” Jack and Nick said in unison. Sally was sorry Jack couldn’t forgive her the way he forgave Phyllis countless times. He told her he was sorry. She said they could’ve had fun. Nick noted that fun and games didn’t last, and Jack supposed that was true. Sally sniped that Jack should ask Phyllis to the wedding, and Nick told him not to even think about it.

Jack found himself at Nikki’s home. She was about to take a drink, and he took the bottle from her and asked what Victor did now. She snarled that she and Victor had been happy for years, and they had each other, while Jack didn’t have anything. He stammered that he had lots of things that brought him happiness, like Harrison. She scoffed and said Harrison was in Italy. Jack didn’t understand why Nikki was attacking him. She said it was because he was jealous of her and Victor. She stated that Jack always wanted love and devotion, and that was why he hurt Nick. She said Phyllis broke Nick’s heart again, thanks to Jack. Jack was shocked this was why Nikki was drinking. She asked how Jack of all people, could do this to Nick. Jack didn’t see why his feelings for Phyllis made a difference. He cared about Nick and Phyllis, and he’d never do anything to jeopardize their relationship. Nikki asked Jack if he was sure about that.

Dream-Nikki said that Jack bared his soul to Phyllis because he wanted to destroy her relationship with Nick. Jack swore that wasn’t his intention. He regretted opening up to Phyllis. It was late, he explained, and he’d had too much wine. He wasn’t saying that was an excuse, but the alcohol lowered his inhibition. He said this could be written off. Nikki told Jack to be honest. Victor showed up. Victor said that Jack fooled a lot of people into believing he was a saint, but Victor knew the truth. Victor watched Jack do underhanded things while putting a sheen of respectability on it. “I suppose you’re the saint,” Jack scoffed. Victor fully admitted he was no saint, but he didn’t pretend to be. He said he was ruthless, but he didn’t whisper sweet nothings in his old flame’s ear, knowing she was involved with someone else. Jack refused to argue about Phyllis with Victor, of all people. Victor didn’t give a damn about Phyllis. He said Nick would move on. “He changes women the way he changes careers,” Victor said. Nikki added that it didn’t make the heartache less painful. Nikki asked what everyone else thought, and Traci, Nick and Sally appeared at the main house.

Jack didn’t regret what was in his heart. He contended that his feelings were none of their business as long as he didn’t act on them. He wanted a partner, but sometimes loneliness was part of life. Traci told Jack to find someone besides Phyllis. Everyone repeated how they felt to Jack, but he said he didn’t care what anyone thought or felt. He said he didn’t break any laws or hurt anyone. He held all of them in their heart, to some degree. He had love in his life, and that was more than enough. Jack was plunged into a pitch black room, and Phyllis was there. She gently urged him to be honest – the love he had from his friends and family wasn’t enough. “What you really want, more than anything is to be with -” Jack woke up before Phyllis finished her sentence.

He poured himself a drink, then he texted someone asking if they could talk about something important. He went to Crimson Lights, then he remembered confessing his feelings to Phyllis the other day. Nick walked in, and Jack thanked him for coming by, even though it was late. Nick came because Jack said it was important. Jack admitted that he told Phyllis he never stopped loving her. Nick wasn’t surprised, and Jack thought it was because Phyllis already told him. Nick said that Phyllis didn’t have to tell him this. Nick could read Jack like an open book, and Jack’s feelings for Phyllis had been clear for some time. Nick said Jack and Phyllis spent a lot of time together because of what went down with Summer and Kyle. He thought it was only natural that Jack was thinking about the times he had with Phyllis. Jack asked if Nick wasn’t bothered. Nick didn’t feel threatened. He thought, after Jack’s relationship with Sally, it was understandable that Jack would be gun-shy about a new woman. Nick wasn’t saying Phyllis was safe, but she was familiar, and it was understandable that Jack would have feelings for her, because “She’s Phyllis,” Jack and Nick stated in unison.

Nick said Phyllis didn’t make it easy to forget her, and he knew what Jack and Phyllis had was special. Jack said it was no more special than what Nick and Phyllis had. Nick knew. Jack said he spent some of the best years of his life with Phyllis, not that they didn’t have their share of problems. Nick thought it was normal for Jack to fondly remember what he and Phyllis used to have. Nick did the same with Sharon. Nick reminisced about the good times and thought about the mistakes, and when you looked back, you could change and grow. Nick said his relationship with Phyllis was different than the one they had when they met or even after Summer’s birth, not that one version was better or worse. He said people had to evolve. Jack agreed. “If you knew exactly how I felt about Phyllis, why did you confide in me the other day? Why did you ask me those questions about your relationship with Phyllis?,” Jack asked. Nick wasn’t sure why he did that. He said maybe he was testing Jack. Jack asked if he passed, and Nick grinned and said he failed miserably. Nick told Jack that he and Jack were good. Nick asked what happened now. Jack said nothing – he’d made it clear to Phyllis that he’d never act on those feelings. Jack just felt he needed to tell Phyllis, and he thought Nick definitely needed to know. Nick appreciated that, especially since he didn’t deserve this kindness. Jack didn’t know why Nick felt that way. Jack noted that he’d been Nick’s stepfather, workmate and friend, and he looked back fondly on all those times. Nick did too, but he did Jack wrong when it came to Phyllis, and he was still feeling guilt. Jack said it was done – the heart went where it wanted to go. Nick said Jack controlled his feelings for Phyllis for all those years, while Nick couldn’t help acting on them. Jack wanted to leave that in the past. Nick was sorry Jack hadn’t found a woman who loved him as much as he loved Phyllis. Nick knew Phyllis was a tough act to follow, but he also knew someone was out there for Jack.

Nick went to Phyllis’s suite. He informed her that Jack told him about confessing his love to Phyllis. She was surprised Jack opened up to him. Nick asked if that was all Phyllis had to say. Phyllis was glad Jack said something, because holding it in was a burden. He asked why she didn’t tell him. She didn’t want to share Jack’s personal business. She added that people did and said a lot of things they didn’t mean when they’d had a few drinks. She didn’t think Jack’s feelings had anything to do with her or with her relationship with Nick. Nick asked Phyllis if she was sure she didn’t know how Jack felt before. She asked how she would know. Nick assumed Phyllis knew how unforgettable she was. She was glad this was out in the open. “This hasn’t changed anything with us, right?,” she asked. She was alarmed when he admitted he wasn’t sure. She insisted that they were solid. He stammered that he knew, he just thought… She told him not to think, and she she kissed him. She said she knew how to make him stop thinking and how to make him sure their relationship was solid. She pulled him into a deeper kiss.

Jack went home and called Kyle to let him know how much everyone was looking forward to the big weekend in Milan. Kyle asked if Jack would bring a guest. Jack said he’d be alone, but he’d be surrounded by people he cared about. He sent Summer and Harrison his love, and he got choked up as he ended the call. Dina told Jack that he’d find love again, because he was yearning for it. She said she loved him, and he said he loved her too.

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Y&R Update Tuesday, September 21 2021

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Recap written by Christine

Ashland and Victoria went to her office and hung the portrait of her on the wall. He said when people came here, they’d see what he saw – a strong powerful beautiful woman watching over her empire. He felt that she was the rightful leader of Newman/Locke. She thanked him again for the incredible gift and for understanding what hanging it in that place symbolized to her. He said he wanted to give her a gift for the merger and for their wedding. He felt the portrait represented a new beginning for them both. They were talking about the wedding when he got a text, and he told her that he had to go take care of something. She had a meeting too.

Phyllis sighed deeply when Victoria showed up at the hotel. Victoria stated that she was here for the spa, not Phyllis. Phyllis said she handpicked every treatment, so she’d take that as a compliment. Victoria mentioned that she was getting a facial, and Phyllis suggested the bridal package, and she added that as mother of the bride, Nikki may be interested as well. Phyllis added that she was going to use that package before Summer’s wedding in Milan, then she and Nick would head to Tuscany for Victoria’s wedding. She asked if Victoria was excited. Victoria couldn’t wait – she’d never felt more secure or happy, and Ashland was the best thing to ever happen to her. “Why don’t you tell me how you really feel?,” Phyllis replied. “You think that I sounded over the top about marrying Ashland? I’m sorry. I guess I let my enthusiasm get the best of me,” Victoria stated. Phyllis said not to apologize. She also knew how it felt to feel like you were finally in the right relationship. Victoria admitted she’d thought Phyllis and Nick would’ve imploded by now. Victoria asked what was different this time – had Phyllis changed or was Nick more of a saint than before? Phyllis said maybe it was a bit of both. Phyllis asked if Victoria ever expected to be with someone like Ashland. Victoria said no – she viewed people and love very differently now. Phyllis did too. Phyllis commented that she and Victoria were having an adult conversation. Victoria and Phyllis both said they didn’t want be friends, though. Jack arrived just as Victoria excused herself for her appointment.

Jack invited Phyllis and Nick to ride on the jabot jet to Italy with him. Phyllis jumped at the chance to bypass flying with Victor, though she said she’d have to run it by Nick. Jack and Phyllis were excited about getting to see their kids. He talked about Summer and Kyle being in love and building a life together. Phyllis thought Jack wanted that for himself too. He said Kyle’s happiness was enough, and she told him not to dismiss what she’d said. She’d been thinking a lot about what he said the other night. She said she loved him too, and that would never change. He noted that it wasn’t the same thing, but he appreciated the sentiment. She asserted that it was the same – she really loved him, and he’d always be in her heart.

Nick and Billy met at Crimson Lights because Billy wanted to talk about the family meeting that Ashland called earlier. Billy wasn’t sure that Ashland was telling the truth about his past, and he wanted to join forces with Nick to do more research. Nick declined. He didn’t want to alienate Victoria, and he thought Ashland’s explanation for changing his name made sense. Billy thought it was suspect that Ashland wouldn’t tell them the entire story or tell them his birth name. Billy said he saw the look on Nick’s face after Ashland declared that he was finished asking questions. Billy wanted Nick to admit that he wasn’t satisfied. Nick conceded that he wanted more information from Ashland, but unlike Billy, he wasn’t looking to stir up trouble or make headlines. Billy said he wasn’t trying to do that either. Nick heard Ashland was so annoyed with Billy’s attitude that he confronted him after the family meeting. According to Billy, Ashland warned him to stay out of his life. This further convinced Billy that Ashland was desperately hiding something. Nick asked if Billy was okay with frustrating Victoria. Billy said he was willing to take the hit to protect his kids. He didn’t like that Ashland kept this from Victoria until he was forced to come clean. It also bothered him that Ashland wouldn’t tell them where he got the money to buy the stations or what his real name was. Nick didn’t think Victoria would care how Ashland got the money. Billy said that his gambling got Victoria kidnapped at one point, and now his kids’ potential stepfather openly admitted to erasing his entire history. Billy said Ashland thrived on being a larger than life mogul, then he sold his empire to a woman he barely knew, and now they were engaged. He understood Ashland’s illness could be altering his decisions, but every event in Ashland’s life was a big question mark. Billy was determined to find the truth.

Billy left. Nick ran into Rey and asked to speak to him in confidence. Nick relayed what Ashland said about changing his name to escape an abusive father. Rey could relate to having a problematic father, so he understood. Nick said Ashland had been the source of a series of surprising revelations, and it had him wondering if Victoria needed to know more about Ashland. He knew his sister was smart and savvy, and he believed Ashland genuinely loved her, but he was concerned. Rey understood why Nick was being protective, but there weren’t grounds for an official investigation, and Rey wasn’t comfortable doing something off the record. Nick was planning to do his own investigation, and he was hoping Rey could point him in the right direction. Rey said that people had to put name changes in the newspaper and file paperwork. Nick said that Billy and Victor both had people looking into that, and they hadn’t found anything yet. Nick asked if the courts would’ve allowed Ashland to conceal his identity so he could stay hidden from his father. Rey said it didn’t work that way back then. If the name change wasn’t in the public records, it meant Ashland found a way to bend the rules. Nick didn’t know how Ashland could pull that off back when he was young and without resources. Rey said that in order to completely change your identity, you needed a new birth certificate and social security number. It was hard for him to believe that Locke, who’d been under public scrutiny for so long, kept something like that hidden. Nick was left with even more questions.

Nick walked into the hotel just as Jack was leaving. Jack mentioned the plane. Phyllis wanted to ride with Jack instead of spending 10 hours with Victor, but she said it was Nick’s call. Nick agreed to fly on the Jabot jet. Jack left. Phyllis mentioned that she and Victoria had a pleasant conversation. Nick said he’d been thinking a lot about Victoria’s marriage to Ashland. Phyllis knew Nick was bothered by whatever Ashland revealed to the family. Nick said every time he felt ready to let it go, another bomb dropped. Ashland was dying, then he and Victoria were merging the companies, then they found out Ashland wasn’t who he said he was. Nick was sure Victoria was bothered, even though she wouldn’t admit it. Nick wanted to look into Ashland’s past, but if Victoria found out, she might cut ties with him forever. Phyllis acknowledged that she’d told Nick he shouldn’t meddle at first, but now she thought he should follow his instincts. She said either he could save his sister from potential disaster, or he could be nice and polite and do nothing. Phyllis knew what she’d do.

Ashland met with a guy named Gaines at Society. Gaines was surprised Ashland looked well, given the reports about his condition. Gaines asked how Ashland was feeling. Ashland wanted to get on with the meeting. Gaines laid out the background information – Ashland had been paying him a yearly pension. Gaines wanted more money now that Ashland was terminally ill. When Gaines referred to the arrangement as an agreement, Ashland said it was blackmail. Gaines thought they’d gotten past all that after all these years and settled into a civil relationship. Ashland asked what Gaines wanted. Gaines had grown accustomed to the $300,000 a year Ashland had been paying him. He’d assumed Ashland would have a longer lifespan, but fate had its own plans. Gaines wanted what should’ve been his, but he wasn’t greedy. He’d settle for ten years of payments in one lump sum. $3,000,0000 in cash, by the end of the day. Gaines would then leave Ashland’s life, and Ashland could die knowing his secret was safe. Ashland couldn’t produce that kind of money by tonight. He was in the middle of a merger, so the entire Locke enterprise was under a microscope. He said he’d pay Gaines after he came home from Italy. That wasn’t acceptable to Gaines. Since the business day was about to come to a close, he’d give Ashland until tomorrow. Ashland sighed, because that wasn’t feasible. Gaines thought Ashland could do it, since he’d proven in the past that when he wanted something, he could make it happen. Ashland groaned and said he’d take care of it, and he warned Gaines that he’d better not come back for more. Billy came up outside the restaurant and saw Ashland and Gaines through the window.

Ashland went back to Victoria’s office. She said after her respite at the spa, she probably wouldn’t be able to get away for dinner. He understood. She noticed he seemed tense, and he blamed the treatments and said he had a lot on his mind. He wanted the wedding to be a wonderful day for her. She wanted the same, but she said the wedding was just one day, and the marriage was what really mattered. He sensed that she still had doubts about him. Victoria knew Ashland loved her, and she wanted to marry him now as much as she did the day he proposed. He said whoever he once was, he was still the man who fell head over heels for her. He’d never told anyone else about his past, but he opened up to Victoria, her family and even Billy, all to avoid that look he just saw in her eyes. She said that meant a lot, but she was just trying to take it all in. she needed to know there wouldn’t be any more surprises. He promised she knew everything important there was to know about him.

At the penthouse, Amanda asked if Devon was sure about inviting her to move in. She brought up Moses. He said he’d already ran it by Moses, and he was fine with it. He was also certain that he wanted to spend every day with her, but he didn’t want to pressure her. She said she’d love to live with him, and they kissed. Later, they got dressed after an intimate celebration. She said she had to go get her things so they could start living together ASAP. They said they loved each other, and she left.

Just as Amanda got to her suite, Imani rushed up looking upset. Imani was worried about Naya’s heart. Amanda mentioned that she reached out to some doctors, and Imani was surprised she’d already taken care of that. Imani said, growing up an only child, she never had anyone to lean on like this, other than their grandfather and her parents. She was sorry if that sounded insensitive. Amanda didn’t mind. She said that they’d both have to get used to this, but she was glad she had a sister to turn to. Imani was glad too. Imani suggested they have some sister time and stream that new French film. Since they both spoke the language, she said they could turn off the subtitles and see whose French was better. Amanda accepted the challenge. She stepped away and called Devon to tell him that she was going to spend some time with Imani, and she’d see him at home later. That sounded weird to her, but he said it sounded right. The call ended. Imani admitted she was eavesdropping, and she asked if Amanda was moving in with Devon. Amanda said she was. Imani was happy for Amanda. Amanda wondered if she should be worried to be this happy. Imani thought Amanda deserved to be happy. Imani was a little jealous Amanda found someone as spectacular as Devon, a once in a lifetime catch.

In their hotel suite, Tessa was glad Mariah had come up with an idea to move on, but she said they didn’t have to make any big decisions now. They’d just moved out of Abby’s, and they could take it slow. Mariah didn’t need time, because the answer appeared like a lightning bolt. Tessa didn’t think there were easy answers. Mariah wasn’t saying it would be easy, but this was the right path forward. “I think we should have a baby of our own!,” Mariah exclaimed. She noted that she and Tessa had discussed it before. Tessa clarified that they’d had a brief abstract discussion. She didn’t think they’d do it this soon. She noted that Mariah hadn’t started to unpack what happened to her. Mariah said she’d go to therapy. It was because of her experience that Mariah thought she wanted and needed this. Mariah explained that Bowie – Dominic – made her realize she had maternal instincts and so much more love to give. Starting a family with Tessa would be the most wonderful feeling in the world. Tessa thought that was a wonderful sentiment, and she shared it, but it had only been a few days since Mariah gave birth to Abby and Chance’s baby. Mariah noted that her OB-GYN said not to get pregnant for at least twelve months. Mariah thought Tessa should carry the baby, so she could experience pregnancy and birth. Tessa looked stunned.

Tessa didn’t think they should have a baby while Mariah was so emotionally raw. Mariah thought this was the best time. Tessa planned to be with Mariah for the rest of her life, and when they were both really ready, they’d talk more. Hopefully they’d be ready soon, but for now, Tessa thought their top priority would be dealing with what happened with Abby and Dominic. Tessa thought Mariah should rest, and Mariah agreed, and she decided to take a nap. Tessa got a text from Abby asking how Mariah was. She’d wanted to reach out to Mariah, but she was giving her space. Tessa replied that Mariah was napping, and she seemed okay.

Tessa picked up her guitar and played softly, but it still woke Mariah up. Mariah said it was the best sound in the world to wake up to. Mariah felt at peace because she and Tessa were going to be having a baby. The look on Tessa’s face made Mariah realize Tessa wasn’t on board with this. Tessa had no problem with the idea of starting a family, but this was all very sudden. Mariah said it wasn’t sudden for her. Tessa said that this was too important to rush, and they shouldn’t do it for the wrong reasons. Tessa was just trying to do what was best for Mariah. Mariah understood that, but she really needed this.

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Y&R Best Lines Monday, September 20, 2021

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Chloe: Well, that is the sweet and wonderful thing about kids. They bring out a side of you you never knew existed.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, I always saw myself as, like, single-mindedly career-focused, with a hot love life on the side, of course. I just wonder how working parents juggle having a career and kids the way that you do.

Chloe: Yeah. Trust me. It’s, um — [ Laughs ] It’s not easy.

Sally: Yeah. Well, I always admired people who do it all, but, I mean, single parenting? Wow…like, when I realized all that Adam has to handle on his own…

Chloe: Okay, well, Connor does still have a mother — Chelsea — who’s my best friend and who is also going to be our co-worker when she decides to come home, so…

Sally: Yeah. Nope. I have heard your message loud and clear — stay away from Adam. But, you know, seeing him as a good dad made him ever hotter.

Chloe: [ Coughs ]

Sally: [ Chuckles ] I’m just kidding! I gotcha.


Adam: Look, Rey, it has been rough on Connor hearing that Chelsea and I are splitting up. I wanted Sharon to talk to
him, maybe give him some tools to help him cope. Really hope that’s not an excuse for you to get pissed off.

Rey: Not at all. As I told you before, Connor and I became good buddies on our road trip. I care about him, and I’m glad you finally decided to be honest with him. The boy deserves to know the truth. And Sharon will always help where she can.

Adam: Am I hearing this correctly? It kind of sounds like we’ve found some common ground here. Could it be that we can actually co-exist?

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Recap written by Eva

Mariah thinks Tessa should carry their child so they can have a family of their own. Tessa tells Mariah she wants to have a family in the future, but it is too soon right now.

Nick refuses to team up with Billy to find out the truth about Ashland. Nick talks to Rey and he suggests that Ashland had to have some help in order to keep his name change out of the public record so Nick should start his investigation there. Nick later talks to Phyllis who tells him to trust his instincts and do what he needs to do to protect Victoria.

Amanda accepts Devon invitation to live with him.

Ashland meets with a man named Gaines whom Ashland has been paying for years to keep his real identity a secret. Gaines wants 10 million to continue to keep Ashland’s secret and when he gets the money he tells Ashland he can die peacefully because nobody will ever know his identity. Ashland is unaware Billy is on the Crimson Lights patio looking through the window as he talks to Gaines.

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Mariah: Okay, bowie.

[ Sniffles ] I’m gonna have to say goodbye now, alright? Okay. Alright. Shh, shh.

[ Sniffles, sighs ] I’m really sorry about ending the baptism celebration like this, but…I just think it’s best for everybody if tessa and I move out.

Abby: Why don’t you just think this through? I-I can call your mom. I can have sharon come over.

Mariah: No, please, don’T.

Abby: You can talk to her.

Mariah: Don’t! Don’t! Please. You have got to stop taking care of me. You need to take care of dominic now.

Amanda: Nate. Hi.

Nate: Hey.

Amanda: Thank you so much for meeting me. Um, I know that you’re probably really busy with the new job and everything. I just really needed to talk.

Nate: Yeah. No problem. Okay, so, you said your mother is ill.

Amanda: Yes. Her doctor says that she has an atrial fibrillation. She’s been having shortness of breath, fatigue…

Nate: Uh-huh.

Amanda: …Heart palpitations.

Nate: I’m sorry to hear that. I know dealing with unexpected health issues can be quite stressful.

Amanda: Yes.

Nate: But I hope her doctors told you this is completely treatable with the right care.

Amanda: And that is what I’m worried about — the right care. So, I want to make sure that my mother gets the best treatment as soon as possible.

Nate: Yes, of course. That goes without saying.

Amanda: I’ve been alone, you know, most of my life, and I’ve gotten pretty used to that, right? And when I found out that I had a family, I found out that i also lost my twin sister and my father, but I still have my mother. And we should have many years to get to know each other.

Nate: Okay.

Amanda: So I really need those years, okay?

Nate: Okay. Okay. Okay.

Amanda: Okay.

Nate: Relax, okay? Take a deep breath.

Amanda: [ Exhales sharply ]

Nate: It’s gonna be okay.

Adam: Sharon. Um, do you have a minute?

Sharon: Um…

[ Cellphone ringing ] No, actually, I — I have to take this. Hi. Um, I’m so sorry I left so many messages. I just wanted to see how the baptism went, and I’m really sorry I had to miss it. We had a staffing issue here today, but it’s totally handled now, so I’m on my way to the reception.

Mariah: Don’t come. It’s over anyway.

Sharon: Oh. Okay. I won’T. But I’m worried about you. It must have been an emotional day.

Mariah: I’m — I’m okay.

Sharon: You don’t sound okay.

Mariah: I’m not okay, but i just need to get out of the chancellor house right now. So I need to be on my own so i can come to terms and process everything.

Sharon: Okay. I understand. Um, but I’m here for you whenever you’re ready to talk, and you can count on me. I just want to support you through this.

Adam: Everything alright?

Sharon: Well, um… it turns out my plans have changed, so I will have some time to talk.

Adam: Good, because we would like to try this again. Connor?

Connor: I’m sorry.

Adam: Go on.

Connor: About what I said the other day and for running off like that. That was wrong.

Sharon: Thank you, connor. And there’s really no need to apologize.

Adam: I want to make it very clear that sharon is not to blame for what’s happening between me and your mom. You understand that, don’t you?

Sally: So, I was out for a run when I saw this kid in the park, all alone, looking upset. And when I got closer, i recognized him from the pictures in adam’s office.

Chloe: Oh. It was connor?

Sally: Yeah. So I texted adam so that he wouldn’t worry. Of course I didn’t let on to connor that I had done that. And I just played it cool, and i asked him if I could sit on the bench with him for a while.

Chloe: What was he doing alone in the park, and how did adam let that happen?

Sally: Well, I didn’t want to pry, but from what I gathered, he ran off when adam gave him some pretty upsetting news. And if I were to bet, it was probably about his parents splitting up.

Chloe: It’s possible.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, my heart really went out to the little guy. It just triggered something in me. I…was surprised at how easily I connected with him. I… I don’t know. I…even cheered him up a little bit, actually. Who knew I had that — what do you call it — mom gene?

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Nate: Listen. From what you told me, naya’s condition is treatable.

Amanda: Yeah.

Nate: And I’m going to get you the best possible options for doctors, alright? I know you’re worried, but trust me, you’re gonna have plenty of time to spend with your mother.

Amanda: Yeah. I’M… I’m sorry, nate. I — [ Chuckles ] I’ve just been trying to fight this fear in the pit of my stomach, you know? I feel like I’ve been so stressed out lately that I don’t have enough resources for the challenges that keep coming up. And then that makes me even more stressed out.

Nate: It’s a common cycle.

Amanda: And then my grandfather’s trial is coming up. I’m so worried about how that’s gonna impact naya.

Nate: Yeah, no doubt. I’m sure it will affect you and your sister, as well.

Amanda: And then there’s devon. I’m worried about him, too. He’s been having all of these conflicting emotions ever since dominic was born, and I — I feel —

Nate: Okay, amanda, you cannot take everyone’s problems onto your own shoulders. You have to off-load some of that to the people who care about you. Let’s try to solve this one thing at a time. First, let’s get naya the treatment she needs.

Amanda: Thank you, nate.

Nate: No problem. But promise me you will stop spreading yourself so thin. Take time for yourself, or you might not be able to help the people you love.

Adam: What do you say, buddy?

Sharon: I know how confusing this must all be for you. But I want you to know that i want only the best for you and both of your parents. Can you believe that?

Adam: And you remember how helpful sharon was to you in the past? You were having difficulties, and sharon knew just what to do to help. And same for your mom. Sharon helped her, too.

Sharon: And I want to continue to help you. So you can come to me whenever you need someone to talk to. Okay? Is that cool?

Connor: Cool. Thanks.

Sharon: Alright, come on. Sit down here and I’ll go get you a snack and we can chat for a while about anything you want to.

Connor: I guess that would be okay.

Adam: [ Clears throat ]

Chloe: Well, that is the sweet and wonderful thing about kids. They bring out a side of you you never knew existed.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, I always saw myself as, like, single-mindedly career-focused, with a hot love life on the side, of course. I just wonder how working parents juggle having a career and kids the way that you do.

Chloe: Yeah. Trust me. It’s, um — [ Laughs ] It’s not easy.

Sally: Yeah. Well, I always admired people who do it all, but, I mean, single parenting? Wow. Like, when I realized all that adam has to handle on his own…

Chloe: Okay, well, connor does still have a mother — chelsea — who’s my best friend and who is also going to be our co-worker when she decides to come home, so…

Sally: Yeah. Nope. I have heard your message loud and clear — stay away from adam. But, you know, seeing him as a good dad made him ever hotter.

Chloe: [ Coughs ]

Sally: [ Chuckles ] I’m just kidding! I gotcha.

Chloe: Very, very funny. I’m going to warn you again, though — don’t be fooled by the fact that he has a great kid ’cause that is all chelsea.

Sally: I don’t doubt that chelsea is a wonderful mother. But she’s away, and adam is having to do double duty. And I respect anyone raising children these days, but to do it on your own, it’s big props.

Tessa: [ Sighs ] Alright. Car is loaded and ready to go. But it’s not “goodbye.” It’s just “see you soon.”

Abby: Mariah, are you sure this is what’s best for you right now? I mean, exiling yourself from the baby?

Tessa: Okay, “exile” is a big word. We don’t live that far.

Abby: I wanted this to be a safe place for you. I hope it still can be.

Mariah: I appreciate your concern, abby. Really, I do. But like I said before, I think this is the right answer. And I’m gonna continue to pump milk, so don’t worry.

Tessa: Oh, yeah. And I will personally deliver the bottles.

Devon: Are you sure that’s not gonna be too much for you right now?

Mariah: No. I-I — I want to be able to do that for dominic. It’s — it’s just being here around him all the time that’s — that’s the hard part.

[ Sniffles ] It’s why I have to leave, even though the last thing I want to do is hurt you, abby.

Abby: I know that. Whatever you need, that’s what we’ll do.

Mariah: [ Sniffles ] Alright. Bye.

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Devon: See you guys.

Abby: Bye.

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Abby: Ohh, my little love, what’s wrong?

Mariah: [ Sighs ]

Abby: It’s okay. Mommy’s here. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. Aww.

Tessa: [ Sighs ] Most bladder leak pads were similar.

Adam: Look, rey, it has been rough on connor hearing that chelsea and I are splitting up. I wanted sharon to talk to him, maybe give him some tools to help him cope. Really hope that’s not an excuse for you to get pissed off.

Rey: Not at all. As I told you before, connor and I became good buddies on our road trip. I care about him, and I’m glad you finally decided to be honest with him. The boy deserves to know the truth. And sharon will always help where she can.

Adam: Am I hearing this correctly? It kind of sounds like we’ve found some common ground here. Could it be that we can actually co-exist?

Sharon: How you feeling now?

Connor: Full.

Sharon: [ Laughs ] No, seriously, though.

Connor: I’m kind of sad. Lots of kids at school have parents who split up, and i always felt sorry for them. Now I’m one of those kids.

Sharon: It’s always really sad when parents separate. And I imagine it’s probably pretty scary, too, huh?

Connor: I don’t know what my life is going to be like. Who will I stay with? If I live with my mom, my dad will be sad. My mom already misses me.

Sharon: It’s not your job to take care of them. Why don’t you relax and let them take care of you?

Connor: But will they pretend not to fight when they’re around me? ‘Cause I can tell when they’re being fake, and that’s worse.

Sharon: Well, I can’t answer that, but I know when your mother comes back to town, you will spend equal time with both your mom and dad. And they are definitely not pretending that they love you because they really, really do. So, when you all spend time together as a family, that love — that’s all that matters.

Abby: I don’t know how this happened. We had agreements and plans. We covered all of our bases — or at least I thought we did.

Devon: No, we did. We — we absolutely did. We all went into this clearly, with good intentions.

Abby: I mean, we started out as this big, happy extended family living together. And now mariah can’t even stand being around me and the baby?

Devon: You got to know, abby, at the end of the day that a legal agreement is nothing but a piece of paper. It can’t predict how people are gonna feel. And mariah — she went through something that was really traumatic. We don’t know. That might have really changed things for her, being isolated like that.

Abby: Or maybe she would have felt that way even if everything had gone as planned.

Devon: Maybe. I think the best thing that we can do right now, though, is just give her time and give her the distance she needs to figure out how she fits in with dominic and all of us. At least she has tessa. I know she’ll take good care of her.

Mariah: I’m sorry. I just… I couldn’t go back to the apartment.

[ Door closes ] It doesn’t feel like home anymore.

Tessa: Hey, that’s okay. We’ve been looking for something bigger for a while. We can stay here until we find the perfect spot for us.

Mariah: A fresh start.

Tessa: Exactly. And in the meantime, we get to stay here, in this fantastic suite, with room service and a maid service. And there’s a spa downstairs. Um, do you want me to order some food?

Mariah: No, not right now. And, um… you don’t need to comfort me or treat me like I’m fragile. This separation — this is exactly what I needed, you know, so I can start to step away from the connection that I feel to dominic. I’m gonna — I’m gonna get better. I promise.

Tessa: Okay. But there’s no pressure.

Mariah: Yeah.

Tessa: Okay? No timeline.

Mariah: I need to prepare myself so that, moving forward, I can see the baby in the way that we all originally planned. Dominic is abby and chance’s son, and my feelings toward him — they need to be familial, not maternal.

Tessa: Familial?

Mariah: Yeah, it was the, um — it was the legal name they used in the contract.

Tessa: Oh. Well, you sound like you’re talking with your head. It’s your heart that I’m worried about.

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Amanda: Uh, thank you so much, doctor. I really appreciate you seeing my mother on such short notice. Yes. Yes, we will definitely be there. Thank you. Bye-bye. Hey.

Devon: Hey.

Amanda: I am so glad you’re home. Um, I have really good news.

Devon: What is it?

Amanda: I, um, spoke to all these doctors that nate recommended, and I think one of them will be able to help my mother.

Devon: Oh, good. I know this has to be hard for you ’cause you just found your mom and you’re finally getting to know her and then this happens.

Amanda: Yeah, I [Laughs] Kind of unloaded all of that onto nate. But he assured me that, um, my mother’s diagnosis is not life-threatening. So I just need to help her navigate this, you know, one doctor’s appointment at a time.

Devon: Well, I’m glad that you reached out to nate ’cause he’ll give you good advice.

Amanda: Yeah. I know. Um…I’m used to being on my own, you know? So asking for help — it doesn’t really come naturally to me.

Devon: I know that better than anybody, but you have to learn how to ask for support when you really need it, especially when there’s so many people in your life that are happy to help you. We just don’t know what’s going on with you unless you tell us.

Amanda: Yeah. Nate said as much. And, you know, it’s funny because I was just about to say those exact same words to you.

Chloe: [ Clears throat ]

Chelsea: Hi! I was just about to call you. You are never gonna believe what adam’s done now.

Chloe: What happened?

Chelsea: He told connor that we won’t be reuniting, and he had the conversation without me. Mm-hmm. Oh, and get this. And then he had connor talk to sharon, of all people. Sharon. Of course connor was upset. I mean, how did adam think his son was gonna react?

Chloe: Poor connor. That must have been so hard on him. But I hope you know that this is the best thing for you.

Chelsea: I’m just so angry over how adam has controlled and manipulated this entire situation. I should have been there for connor. We needed to tell him together.

Chloe: This is what adam does. This is what adam always does. So, the way I see it, the world has opened up for you. And now you can get on with your life without letting adam bring you down. And we can start kicking butt together at our fashion platform.

Chelsea: Yeah. Right. Uh, speaking of which, how are things going with that woman you brought on board at work — sally? Connor told me that she found him in the park when he ran away. He said she calmed him down. He seemed to like her.

[ Sighs ] I guess I should thank her.

Connor: That’s dad’s friend. We met in the park, and she was really nice to me.

Sally: Well, hey, you two.

Connor: Hi. Um, I don’t remember your name.

Sally: That’s okay because i remember yours, connor.

Connor: Tell sharon about getting a bucket of ice water dumped on your head.

Sally: [ Laughs ] I think most people have heard that one already.

[ Chuckles ] And for the record, my name is sally.

Chloe: I think sally’s talents lie more with design than with taking care of kids.

Chelsea: That may be, but she was good to my son at a time i couldn’t there. So I want to let her know i appreciate it.

Chloe: I’ll be sure to pass along your gratitude.

Sharon: Looks like you two have quite a rapport.

Sally: Yeah, we’re pals. Aren’t we, connor?

Connor: Yeah. You’re funny.

Sally: Well, I try.

[ Chuckles ]

Connor: Do you have any more embarrassing stories?

Sally: Dozens. You have no idea how many times I’ve made a fool of myself.

Connor: [ Laughs ]

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Adam: Sally, thanks again for spending time with connor the other day. He and I are heading back to the office shortly.

Connor: Can sally come with us? She works with you, right?

Sally: Yes, and I love my job. Actually, I was just headed back there, too.

Adam: Uh, well, let’s go then. Thank you, sharon.

Connor: Bye. Thanks.

Adam: Rey.

Rey: Mm.

Sharon: I almost hate to ask what you and adam got into out on the patio.

Rey: Surprisingly, it was quite civil. Adam seems to think we’ve reached a common ground. We’ll see if it holds. How’d it go with connor?

Sharon: Um…I think he’ll be okay.

Rey: You still seem concerned.

Sharon: Well, um, I have to wonder if sally’s enthusiasm about her job is really about the newman fashion platform or adam.

Rey: You think she’s got her sights set on him?

Sharon: Nick told me that she has a reputation for targeting wealthy men. Apparently, she did it in L.A., And she immediately made a play for jack when she got here. She’s the last kind of complication adam needs right now.

Rey: You think he’s interested?

Sharon: Well, he kind of said he’s not, but he’s lonely these days, and that makes him vulnerable.

Devon: You really want to ask what’s going on with me when you still got so much up in the air?

Amanda: Well —

Devon: Have you even thought about what you’re gonna do now that you’re not working for your family anymore?

Amanda: [ Scoffs ]

Devon: Hmm?

Amanda: Hmm?

Devon: Hmm?

Amanda: I have actually thought about that a lot lately.

Devon: Oh, okay. You gonna go back to chanccomm?

Amanda: Well, if you must know, my mother and imani — we’ve been talking about it when we were away on my trip, and that’s why starting my own firm went from an idea to a decision. I’m gonna go for it.

Devon: You are?

Amanda: Yes.

Devon: Well, congratulations. That’s fantastic.

Amanda: Thank you. And I won’t be going it alone. Imani is going to take the bar finally. She’s gonna get her law license, and she’s gonna come on board as my junior partner.

Devon: Wow. Look at that. That’s like a dream come true for you to have your own family business.

Amanda: And you know what will give me even more pleasure?

Devon: Hmm?

Amanda: Sitting side by side with my new partner/sister and my very healthy mother and listening to the verdict “guilty” being read in sutton’s case.

Devon: I have no doubt that that’s going to happen.

Amanda: And there it is.

Devon: What?

Amanda: That optimism and that never-ending support that makes you so special to me.

Devon: You know you can always count on me for both of those things.

Amanda: Well, um, you’ve been asking me questions since you walked through the door, and you’ve clearly avoided mine. Now it’s your turn to give me some answers about the baptism.

Devon: Okay. With everything you have going on, the last thing you need is to listen to me vent.

Amanda: Oh, I’m sorry. You see, I thought this was a relationship, you know, where we both benefited.

Devon: Okay. It is.

[ Both laugh ] I think I just get embarrassed to talk to you about this because you warned me before that situations like this can get messy.

Amanda: And that’s why i urged you to draw up the legal agreement — so that there would be no questions, no gray area.

Devon: Oh, I do know that, but I’ve been learning that, despite all of it, a contract doesn’t really account for how people really feel, you know? And you’re more than welcome to say “I told you so.”

Tessa: Hey.

Mariah: Hey. Thank you for sticking with me on this journey. I know it hasn’t been easy.

Tessa: Mm. Don’t ever try to hide your feelings or be brave, especially around me. You can count on me to help you make this transition as smooth and as painless as possible. Actually, scratch that. I know it can’t be painless because what you’re going through is freaking gut-wrenching. But I’m here for all of it, the good, the bad, the ugly. So bring it on.

[ Both chuckle ] We’re starting over. This is the next phase of our lives, and we are gonna get through this together.

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Amanda: I will never say “I told you so.” Besides, I am talking to you now as your romantic partner, not as your lawyer. We need to be each other’s safe place, devon.

Devon: I mean, the baptism was rough. It was mostly rough ’cause of how much mariah was struggling.

Amanda: Yeah, I saw that at the reception.

Devon: Yeah, but after you left, though, she really let it pour out. She basically told abby that she doesn’t know how to not be dominic’s mother.

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Devon: She thinks the only way to deal with it is to distance herself, so she says she’s gonna move out of the mansion. And she doesn’t know how she can comfortably fit in this arrangement as it stands.

Amanda: I mean, I’m not surprised. She’s losing someone that she loves.

Devon: I mean, she’s not — she’s not losing anybody ’cause abby’s made it very clear to mariah that she wants her in the baby’s life always.

Amanda: Nevertheless, it is a loss, devon. Mariah’s never gonna be able to love that baby the way that she wants to, the way that she loved him when she carried him and nurtured him for nine months, especially when they were trapped. She was his only protector. You know, I — I don’t even know how you cope.

Devon: Yeah, I don’t, either. And now, with mariah leaving, it’s got abby feeling guilty about loving her own child. And she’s having to deal with this still without her husband.

Amanda: You know, you are doing an awful lot of worrying about how this is affecting abby and mariah. But I want to know how this is affecting you. You told me about dominic’s birth. But how do you feel now? You know? You’re gonna get to spend time with him as his godfather.

Devon: Yeah.

Amanda: Yeah.

Devon: It’s — it’s confusing ’cause, you know, it felt good to stand up there in front of everybody and to — to commit to always being there for that little boy. It felt right. But it also felt strange.

Amanda: How so?

Devon: Because I’m — I’m his father. I’m — I’m dominic’s biological father, but I’m not his legal father.

Amanda: Well, as per the agreement, he will always know who are you. You’re his family. So dominic and you will be connected forever.

Devon: I know that. I do. But…I’m not gonna be the one that he calls “dad.” What does that say about me, that I wish that I could have that?

Amanda: It says that you care deeply about your friends and their child. And even though you know that you will never hear him call you “dad,” you also know that you gave him your whole heart. He’s so lucky to be so fiercely loved by you.

Abby: You were so good at your baptism, hmm? You must have felt so safe and loved. But why wouldn’t you? You were surrounded by all of your family, celebrating your spiritual beginning. Well, not all of your family. I miss your dad so much. But you — you haven’t even gotten to meet him. So you don’t know how to miss him. Maybe that’s a good thing. And now that I think about it, you probably really miss mariah. You two spent so much time together. And I am forever grateful to her for protecting you and bringing you into this world.

[ Exhales heavily ] Wow. The two of you were locked in that room, and you were the only person that she could talk to. That must have been so hard for mariah. We have to do something to help her through this. Oh, uh, maybe with some time, maybe she can be [Groans] A part of our lives, just like we planned. Mariah’s bracelet. She must be going crazy looking for this. I’m gonna call her.

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[ Sighs ] No. She said she needed some time and space. So, if that’s what she needs, that’s what I’m gonna give her.

Mariah: You know, besides bowie, it was you that kept me sane while I was abducted. Coming home to you was the one goal that kept me from giving in to all the fear, all the loneliness that I was experiencing. I even sang some of your songs to the baby.

[ Both laugh ] Not as well as you, of course, but…it calmed me down. I think it calmed him down, too. I just hope he didn’t think i was too pitchy.

[ Both laugh ]

Tessa: I’m sure he loved it.

Mariah: I even had a dream that you came and rescued me. It was so real.

Tessa: I’m glad that I could be a source of comfort and sanity this time. Usually it’s the other way around. Maybe we’ve found the perfect balance.

Mariah: I think you’re right. I think that’s exactly what this means.

Tessa: [ Breathes deeply ]

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Amanda: What’s all this?

Devon: This is a celebration.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] What are we celebrating exactly?

Devon: Well, to start, you are opening up a new law firm, and I think that’s pretty special.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Yes, that is something to celebrate.

Devon: Right?

Amanda: Yes.

Devon: Thought so.

Amanda: Two?

Devon: Well, I was hoping there’d be a two…

[ Bottle thuds ] …Because I, uh — I’ve realized that you’re absolutely right. We are each other’s safe place. I’ve been really confused about my feelings lately. And you’ve just been nothing but supportive and understanding of me, completely, almost like you can really see me, like you can see my heart.

Amanda: You can see my heart, too.

[ Chuckles ] You know, I don’t know where i would have been without you during all my family drama.

Devon: Well, I know we’re both going through some uncertain times right now. But we’re also both helping each other navigate through it. And I really don’t know where I’d be without you. So, I was hoping that, since you were planning on putting some roots down here, that maybe you were tired of staying in that hotel room. And, uh — I don’t know — maybe you’d want to move in here with me.

Mariah: You, bowie, are gonna have the best baby book ever. It’s gonna be three pages at least dedicated to the time that you were kidnapped in utero.

Devon: I am in awe of you and how well you’ve taken care of yourself and this baby through this whole ordeal, mariah. Okay? You’re amazing. Okay, let’s bring this little guy into the world.

Abby: You are my best friend and my cheerleader, and you are this baby’s fierce protector.

Mariah: How does he look?

Abby: Oh, he’s perfect.

[ Chuckles ] He has the cutest little fingernails.

Mariah: You know, I was not sure that we were gonna make it out of there, and, you know what, we probably wouldn’t have if it weren’t for you. You kept me sane in there. You know that? I can’t believe how natural it feels, holding you. Do you want to know a secret? Yeah? Do you? I wish I could breastfeed you. Yeah. But I can’T. It’s in the contract I signed.

[ Sniffles ] Don’t worry, okay? ‘Cause that’s my milk. That’s my milk that you’re eating right now. It’s gonna make you strong. It’s gonna make you healthy.

Mariah: Tessa. Tessa!

Tessa: What? What’s wrong?

Mariah: Nothing. But I think I have finally figured out a way to heal and move on.

[ Sighs ]

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Recap written by Christine

At the Chancellor house, Mariah held Bowie and told him goodbye. She thought it was best for everyone if she and Tessa moved out. Abby tried to change Mariah’s mind and offered to call Sharon. Mariah snapped that Abby had to stop taking care of her. Mariah told Abby to take care of Dominic.

Amanda met Nate at Crimson Lights to talk about Naya’s atrial fibrillation. Nate said it was treatable with the right care. Amanda wanted her mom to get the best treatment ASAP. She didn’t want to lose any more relatives. She was about to cry, and he assured her it would be okay. He promised to give her the best possible options for doctors. She thanked him. She felt so stressed out. Her grandfather’s trial was coming up, and she was worried about how it’d affect Naya. She was also worried about Devon, who’d had conflicting emotions since Dominic’s birth. Nate told Amanda that she needed to take time for herself, or she might not be able to be there for the people she loved.

Adam brought Connor to Crimson Lights and asked if Sharon had a minute. Sharon said no, and she stepped away to answer Mariah’s call. Sharon was sorry she missed the baptism, but she was coming to the reception. Mariah said it was over, and right now she needed to be alone to process things. Sharon understood and promised to be there to help Mariah through this. The call ended, and Sharon told Adam that she had some time to talk after all. Adam prodded Connor, who apologized to Sharon about the way he acted the other day. Sharon said the apology wasn’t necessary. Adam said that Sharon wasn’t to blame for what happened between him and Chelsea. Connor didn’t seem convinced. Sharon knew this was confusing for Connor, but she promised she wanted the best for him and his parents. Adam reminded Connor how helpful Sharon was when Connor was having difficulties. He added that Sharon helped Chelsea too. Sharon said Connor could come to her if he needed someone to talk to, and he said thanks. Now that Connor had warmed up to Sharon, Adam went to the patio.

Rey walked in and approached Adam. Adam hoped Rey wasn’t going to get pissed off about Adam bringing Connor to talk with Sharon. Rey had connected with Connor on their road trip. He cared about the Connor, and he was glad Adam told Connor the truth. Adam thought he and Rey ahd found common ground and asked if they could coexist.

Back inside, Connor said lots of kids at school had parents who’d split up. He’d felt bad for those kids, and now he was one of them. He wasn’t sure who he was going to live with – if he lived with one parent, the other would be sad. Sharon told Connor that it wasn’t his job to take care of his parents. He was worried his parents would pretend not to fight when they were around him, because he could tell when they were being fake, and that was worse. Sharon said that his parents weren’t going to fake their love for him, and when they were together as a family, that love was all that mattered.

Abby asked if Mariah was doing the right thing by exiling herself from the baby. Tessa pointed out that they lived nearby, so it wasn’t exile. Abby wanted the Chancellor house to be a safe place for Mariah. Mariah appreciated the concern, but this was the right choice. She said she’d keep pumping milk for Dominic. Devon asked if that would be too much. Mariah wanted to do it. It was just hard to be there around the baby all the time. She had to leave because she didn’t want to hurt Abby. Abby accepted this. Tessa and Mariah were leaving when Dominic started to cry. Mariah froze, but then she continued out the door. Abby felt bad about how things turned out. She said they’d made agreements and covered their bases. They’d gone from being a happy extended family to Mariah not being able to stand being around her and the baby. Devon said Mariah went through something traumatic. Abby suggested that Mariah may have felt this way even if she didn’t go through that ordeal. Devon felt that they should give her time and the distance she needed to figure out how she fit in with all of them. He was glad Mariah had Tessa.

Later, Abby was home alone. She rocked the baby and said she missed his dad. She knew that Dom never met Chance, so he didn’t miss him. She assumed Dom missed Mariah, though. Abby was grateful to Mariah for protecting Dom and bringing him into the world. Abby thought about how hard it must’ve been for Mariah to be locked in the room with only Dominic to talk to. She wanted to do something for Mariah. She suggested that, in time, Mariah could be a part of their lives. Abby found Mariah’s bracelet, and she was about to call her until she realized it would be best to give Mariah the time and space she requested.

When Devon got home, Amanda was there wrapping up a call with a doctor. She told him she’d talked to the doctors Nate recommended, and she was feeling positive now. Devon was glad Amanda reached out to Nate. Amanda was used to being on her own, and asking for help didn’t come naturally. Devon could relate, but he said you had to learn to ask for support when you needed it, especially because so many people were happy to help her. She said she was about to say the same thing to him. He asked what she was going to do now that she wasn’t working for her family anymore. She, Naya and Imani talked about it on their trip. Amanda decided to follow through with starting her own firm, and Imani was going to be her junior partner. Amanda looked forward to being with her partner/sister, and her healthy mother as they heard a guilty verdict in Sutton’s trial. Amanda asked about the baptism. He didn’t think she needed to hear him vent now, but she wanted him to open up, because that was part of being in a relationship. He was embarrassed because she’d warned him that it could get messy. She said that was why she urged him to draw up the legal agreement. He said that he’d learned a contract didn’t account for how people really felt. He was okay with her saying “I told you so.” Amanda said she’d never say that – they were partners, and they needed to be each other’s safe place.

Devon admitted the baptism was rough, mostly because of how much Mariah was struggling. He repeated what Mariah said about not knowing how to not be Dominic’s mom. Amanda said Mariah was losing someone she loved. Devon disagreed, because Abby would always allow Mariah to be in Dom’s life. Amanda said it was still a loss, because Mariah would never be able to love the baby the way she wanted to – the way she loved him when she carried and nurtured him for nine months, especially when they were trapped. He added that Mariah’s departure had Abby feeling guilty about loving her own child, which she had to deal with without her husband. Amanda wanted to know how Devon felt. Devon felt good about standing up and pledging to be the godfather, but it also felt strange because he was Dominic’s father, but he wasn’t the legal father. Amanda assured Devon that, per the legal agreement, Dominic would always know who Devon was. Devon said Dominic wouldn’t call him Dad. “What does it say about me that I wish could have that?,” he asked. Amanda thought it said that he cared deeply about his friends and their child. She thought Dom was lucky to be so fiercely loved by Devon. Devon poured Amanda wine and told her they were celebrating. He told her she was right – they were each other’s safe place. He felt like she could see his heart. She felt the same way. He said they were helping each other navigate through uncertainty, and he didn’t want to be without her. He asked her to move in.

Mariah and Tessa got a suite at The Grand Phoenix because the old apartment didn’t feel like home anymore. Mariah said she didn’t need Tessa to comfort her or treat her like she was fragile. She felt that the separation was what she needed to step away from the connection she felt with Dominic. She said that her feelings toward Dominic needed to be familial, not maternal. Tessa thought it sounded like Mariah was talking with her head, but Tessa was worried about Mariah’s heart. Tessa went up behind Mariah and wrapped her arms around her waist. Tessa told Mariah not to try and be brave with her. She knew this would be painful, but she was here for Mariah through the good, bad and ugly. Tessa promised they’d get through this next phase of their lives together. They kissed.

Later, Tessa and Mariah were cuddled in bed. Mariah said Bowie and Tessa kept her sane during the abduction. She even sang some of Tessa’s songs to the baby, and it calmed her down. She mentioned the dream she had that Tessa rescued her. Tessa was glad she could be a source of comfort and sanity this time, since it was usually the other way around. They thought that they’d found the perfect balance.

Later, Mariah’s eyes were filled with tears. She was alone in the room, and she thought about times she’d spent with the baby, when she was kidnapped and after giving birth. She remembered wishing she could breastfeed the baby and telling him that he was drinking her milk. Mariah yelled for Tessa, who was just getting out of the shower. Mariah said she thought she’d figured out a way to heal and move on.

Chloe and Sally were at Society. Sally said she was on a run in the park when she saw a kid alone and upset. She recognized him from pictures in Adam’s office. She’d discreetly texted Adam, then she chatted with Connor. Sally gathered that Connor had just gotten upsetting news, she assumed it was about his parents splitting up. She was surprised at how easily she’d connected with Connor. She said who knew she had the mom gene. Sally asked how working parents did it. Chloe said it wasn’t easy. Sally thought about how hard Adam had it as a single parent. Chloe said that Connor had a mother, and Chloe’s best friend and their future co-worker. Sally got the message to stay away from Adam, but seeing him as a good dad made him even hotter. Chloe choked on her drink, and Sally said she was just kidding. Chloe said that Chelsea was the reason Connor was a great kid. Sally was sure Chelsea was a good mom, but she was away, and Adam was doing it alone. Sally gave him credit for that.

Chloe was alone now. She called Chelsea. Chelsea was mad because Adam talked to Connor about the separation without her. She was also angry that Adam had Connor talk to Sharon, of all people. She wasn’t surprised Connor got upset. Chloe felt for Connor, but she thought this was best for Chelsea. Chelsea felt like Adam controlled the situation and wouldn’t let her be there so they could tell Connor together. Chloe wasn’t surprised, because that was what Adam was like. Chloe said Chelsea could get on with her life now, and they could kick butt at the fashion platform. Connor had told Chelsea that Sally helped calm him down. Chelsea wanted to thank her.

Chloe thought Sally’s talents lay more in design than taking care of kids. Chelsea still appreciated Sally being there for Connor when Chelsea couldn’t be. Chloe promised to pass along Chelsea’s gratitude.

Sally sent to Crimson Lights and approached Connor and Sharon. Connor wanted Sally to tell Sharon about getting ice water dumped on her head. Sally thought everyone heard that one. Sharon coolly commented that Sally and Connor had a rapport. Sally said they were pals. Sharon went back behind the counter. Connor asked if Sally had more embarrassing stories. Adam and Rey walked in and saw Sally making Connor laugh. Adam thanked Sally for hanging out with Connor the other day. He said he and Connor were going back to the office. Connor asked if Sally could come. Sally was heading there anyway. They all left together.

Sharon was concerned about what happened with Rey and Adam. He said that Adam thought they found common ground. Rey asked how things went with Connor. She thought he’d be okay. He noticed she was still concerned. Sharon thought Sally had her eye on Adam. Sharon said Nick told her that Sally had a reputation for targeting wealthy men. She did it in LA, and she immediately made a play for Jack when she got here. Sharon thought Sally was the last kind of complication Adam needed. Rey asked if Sharon thought Adam was interested. Adam had told Sharon he wasn’t interested, but Sharon said he was lonely, which made him vulnerable.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, September 20 2021

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Mariah and Tessa moved out of the Chancellor house and into the Grand Phoenix. Tessa was there for Mariah. Mariah came up with a way that she could heal and move forward. Nate put Amanda in touch with some doctors who could treat Naya’s atrial fibrillation. Sharon talked to Connor about his parents’ separation. Rey and Adam had a civil conversation about Connor. Abby wanted to help Mariah. Amanda and Devon talked to each other about the things they were dealing with. Devon wished Dominic could call him Dad. Amanda was going forward with starting her own law firm and hiring Imani as her junior partner. Devon asked Amanda to move in with him. Sally told Chloe how she’d helped Connor. Sally found it easy to talk with Connor, and she thought it meant she had a mom gene. Chloe pointed out that Connor had a mother. Sally was impressed that Adam was being a single parent. Sally went up to Connor and Sharon. Sharon saw Connor and Sally’s rapport. When Adam took Connor to the office, Connor requested that Sally go with them. Sharon thought Sally had her sights set on Adam, just like she’d gone after other wealthy men. While Adam had said he wasn’t interested, Sharon said he was lonely, which made him vulnerable.


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Y&R Best Lines Friday, September 17, 2021

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Victor: Well, now, I guess there is no such thing as too many gifts. Such a joyous occasion.

Nikki: Well, I’m glad to hear you say that because there’s one more thing I need to do for me.

Victor: What?

Nikki: Well, I ordered these baby-themed cupcakes as a surprise for Abby. Do you think you’d be able to pick them up and then meet me at the church?

Victor: Pick up cupcakes, where? Where are they?

Nikki: At society. Their pastry chef has been sworn to secrecy.

Victor: You’re asking me, a busy business tycoon, to drive over to society to pick up cupcakes?

Nikki: Would you?

Victor: If you’re sweet with me, I will. I’ll do it for you and for Abby.

Nikki: Well, thank you. I’m always sweet. Anyway, I just thought it would be something festive to add to the day.


Ashley: And I’d better get out of here if I’m gonna get over to the chapel and check on everything before the ceremony.

Abby: Mom, I can do that.

Nina: No, there’s no messing with the plan.

Ashley: Sweetie, that’s right, I got it handled, okay? But I want you to do me two favors before I leave — take a deep breath. [Breathes deeply] And then get rid of your phone.

Abby: My security blanket? No way.

Ashley: Listen, we have all played our parts. It’s gonna go perfectly, so please focus on your beautiful son and this wonderful day.

Nina: Listen to your mother. It’s time to relax and enjoy.

Abby: Well, thank you both so much. I don’t know what I would’ve done without you.

Nina: Well, everything would still be perfect, but you’d be a whole lot more frazzled.

Ashley: That sounds about right.

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Lily :Well, I have a meeting in the conference room, so you can use my office — if you both can be civil.

Billy: Oh, I will if he will.

Lily: And just remember, please, at the end of the day, what really matters here is that you both care about Victoria and want what’s best for her.

Ashland: That’s a smart woman. You should listen to her. Victoria’s best interests should come first. And that’s why I told my story earlier, because I wanted to take the pressure off of Victoria, to let those that are most important and that matter most to her, let them know that there’s no reason for them to worry about my past. I told the Newmans everything there is to know. And you, as the father of her children, you were included, as a courtesy. Now, I would think you might want to reciprocate that courtesy and back off. Stop digging where you have no business digging.

Billy: I’m aware that you don’t hear this word very often — no. It’s not gonna happen. I’m not gonna do that because i am certain there’s a whole hell of a lot more to learn about you.


Victor: How are you?

Nate: Always a pleasure.

Victor: Yeah. [Cellphone vibrates] You know, there ought to be a special place in hell for people who cancel appointments at the last minute. Damn it.

Nate: Oh, wow, would’ve been nice if you were informed before you came here.

Victor: Yeah. Well, it’s not a total waste of time. I ran into you, so there’s something I’d like to discuss with you. Please have a seat.

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Y&R Update Monday, September 13 2021

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At the Chancellor house, Abby rebuffed Mariah’s attempts to help her with the baby’s stroller. Abby said she was taking Dom to Chancellor Park, and she left. Shortly afterward, Tessa came in and saw Mariah crying. Tessa asked what was wrong. “Abby and Bowie, sorry, Dominic, they were going out and the stroller, just and I… I just wanted to help,” Mariah stammered. She pulled herself together and said she felt sad when she saw Abby and Dom walk out the door. She wasn’t sure why. She just worried sometimes for some reason. Tessa thought that was natural after what Stitch put Mariah through. Mariah had this feeling she couldn’t shake, and she felt so bad. “Abby’s history is the reason why Bowie and me were put in jeopardy. You know, her relationship with Stitch,” Mariah stated. She pointed out that Abby needed a surrogate because of her relationship with Stitch, then he came back, and he brought chaos and disaster. She said Stitch still wanted Abby, and he was willing to do crazy things to get her back. Tessa asked Mariah if she blamed Abby for Stitch’s actions.

Mariah was ashamed of her thoughts. She said she didn’t blame Abby, but then she was going to say something else that she decided against voicing. Tessa assured Mariah that she could be open with her. Mariah was terrified that Stitch would come back. Tessa said that Stitch was a wanted fugitive, and none of them would be tricked by them again. She added that Chance would return, and Stitch would realize he had no chance with Abby. Mariah countered that they had no idea how long that would take. She wanted to be brave, but she couldn’t. She felt like she used up all her bravery in that room. She had so many thoughts that were drowning out all the good things around her. Tessa wished Mariah could see herself from Tessa’s perspective. She thought Mariah needed time and space to work through things. She suggested they go do something as a distraction, but Mariah didn’t feel up to that. She wanted to be alone, so she left the house.

Nick went to The Grand Phoenix and flirted with Phyllis on his way to the hotel gym. After he left for his workout, Jack showed up. He wanted to apologize to Phyllis for making her feel uncomfortable. She assured him that he didn’t make her uncomfortable. He knew she was with Nick now. She confirmed that she was with Nick, and she noted that Jack never declared that he was pursue her. Phyllis stated that she and Jack had known each other a long time, and he didn’t have to apologize for telling her his truth. He made it clear that he was apologizing for possibly making her uncomfortable – not for the things he said last night, because they were true then and now. Nick returned and said he got a text from Summer saying that it was time to make travel preparations for her civil ceremony with Kyle. Phyllis gushed about all the Italian weddings, and Nick said there was a lot of love in the air. Jack looked wistful.

Jack headed to Chancellor Park, where he was delighted to run into Abby and Dom. He called Dom a miracle and asked if Chance was enjoying the pictures. Abby said that Chance didn’t know the baby had been born. Jack offered to try and use his connections to reach Chance. Abby said that Christine had tried, and if she couldn’t reach him, no one probably could. Jack knew what it was like to be separated from someone you loved, and it had to be harder when you couldn’t communicate with them. It broke Abby’s heart that Chance didn’t know he was a father. Jack said at least Abby had a bundle of joy to hold while she waited. Abby said that Chance would be home soon and Dom wouldn’t miss out on one bit of love – everyone at the house would make sure of that.

Abby went home and told Tessa that while Dom was probably too little to take a lot of things in, he’d seemed so curious about his new surroundings. Tessa confided that Mariah was scared and worried after Abby and the baby left. Obviously, it was the kidnapping, but Mariah missed Dominic too. Tessa said Mariah was struggling, and it was getting worse. Abby didn’t know how anyone could hold up after what Mariah went through. She loved Mariah and was grateful to her and wanted to help her through this. They didn’t notice Mariah had returned and overheard them talking.

Back at the hotel, Phyllis showed Nick some dresses that she thought might be right for Summer to wear at her ceremony. He didn’t seem interested in the conversation. She acknowledged that something was distracting him. He said he was happy with what he was feeling – it was comfortable and content. He stated that they had flirtation and fun. “But it’s not all we have, right?,” he asked. She thought they had a good balance of love and fun. She said they’d been through a lot and paid their dues, so this was easy. He was glad they were on the same page about where things stood this time around. He guessed they were lucky. She grabbed his hand and said she felt lucky and grateful. Jack returned and saw Nick and Phyllis holding hands. He left before they saw him.

Victor wanted to get to know Ashland better, since they were going to be in laws. He mused that it wasn’t always about business. Ashland was surprised to hear Victor say that. Victor asked how Ashland’s treatment was going. Ashland had some rough days, but he felt stronger after the sessions. Victor asked about Ashland’s early career. Victor assumed Ashland was familiar with his early days. Ashland had read the biography – Victor grew up in an orphanage – he had a father who deserted the family and a mother who promised to come back for him but was never able to. Ashland added that Victor left the orphanage as a teen, changed his name and took charge of his life, laying the groundwork for the empire. Victor asked if any of his story resonated with Ashland. Ashland said that he also had to jump start his life as a teen. He was close to his parents, who were well-meaning people. He said a book about his life wouldn’t be as interesting as Victor’s. He said that Victoria had been key in teaching him to live in the moment, and he felt like he should never look back. Victor asked if Ashland didn’t think early experiences made them who they were today.

At Society, Billy ran into Victoria. He mentioned that he’d heard Ashland personally invited Nate to the wedding. Billy was wondering where his personal invitation was. Victoria wondered why she even added Billy to the guest list, when all he did was dig for dirt on her fiance. Billy said he’d get out of her hair if she told him about Ashland’s history. She told him that he wasn’t being as charming as he thought he was. He changed the subject and asked how Nate became Ashland’s new BFF. She said they weren’t BFFs – Nate and Ashland had a few things in common and they hit it off. He asked why she wasn’t curious about Ashland’s past, and she told him not to presume to know what she cared about. She was tired of the fishing expedition. He said he was just trying to fill the holes. It seemed like Ashland didn’t exist before he met his mentor, Camilla Rhodes. Victoria called that ridiculous. Billy said they hadn’t found a birth certificate on Ashland or a death certificate for his parents, whom Ashland said he lost as a teen. Victoria mocked Billy for thinking this was a big deal. She said documents back then were on paper, maybe they were just missing or buried in a warehouse. Billy admitted that Lily said the same thing. Victoria wondered what a smart woman like Lily was doing with Billy. Billy said he wasn’t looking for reasons to doubt her fiance – they just kept falling in his lap. She thought they’d be better off if he’d drop this ridiculous search. She told him he’d better not badmouth Ashland to their children. He asked if she really thought he’d do that. She didn’t know what he was capable of when it came to Ashland. She said if he kept this up, she’d let him know what she was capable of. She left.

Ashland and Victoria got home around the same time. She said an encounter with Billy left her with a bitter taste. She relayed what Billy said about the missing vital records on Ashland and his family. She thought Billy was being ridiculous. Ashland got another text from the unnamed person. The original said “You’re a hard man to keep track of.” The new one said “you’ll regret ignoring me.” Ashland stared at the phone, and Victoria asked if he was listening. He admitted Billy wasn’t wrong, and there was something Victoria needed to know.

Adam and Chelsea were on a video chat, while he was in his office. They’d just finished talking about what a good time Connor had at camp, and she was blindsided when he said it was time to tell Connor what was going on between them. She’d just thought things would get better with time. Adam thought it was time for them to go their separate ways. Chelsea asked if they shouldn’t try again for Connor’s sake. Adam noted that Chelsea recently wanted him out of her life so badly that she tried to send him to prison. Chelsea thought, after all they’d been through, this would warrant a longer discussion, but she accepted that this was how Adam felt. She told him he had to wait until she came home so she could be part of the discussion. He asked when she’d be back. She wasn’t sure – Anita fell and re-injured herself, and Chelsea had to stay and take care of her. Anita wouldn’t let her hire a nurse. Adam thought Anita was just being Anita. She asked if he was accusing her mother of faking her fall. He just knew he didn’t want to wait – it wasn’t fair to Connor. He thought he should just deal with this himself. She suggested he bring Connor to Minnesota so she could be part of the conversation. He didn’t like that idea, because he was worried Connor would get the wrong idea about the trip and be crushed when he learned the truth. Chelsea felt like Adam was making up excuses to exclude her from the discussion. He asserted that he wasn’t trying to be cruel, he was trying to do what was best for their son. She accused him of thinking about what was easiest for him, and she ended the call.

Rey went to Crimson Lights on his break, hoping to surprise Sharon, but she wasn’t there. When she walked in, she revealed that she’d gone to see Adam. He asked why. She noted that Rey already knew – Adam wanted advice on talking to Connor, and Rey was the one who urged him not to put that off. Rey said he suggested that thinking that someone besides Sharon would give Adam guidance. He knew it was in Sharon’s nature to want to help though, and that was one of the things he loved best about her. He asked if Adam would ever be out of their lives. He had to head back to the station. She asked him to stay for a few minutes, but he saw no point since he’d said his piece, and he didn’t think it would change anything. He left. Sally was by the door, and she saw Rey leaving.

Sally went to Sharon and she struck up a conversation with Sharon that was laced with tension. Sally said she was getting bored with her drink order. She asked Sharon to pick one for her. Sally mentioned she used to read Restless Style and asked if Sharon missed fashion. Sharon said not at all – she had a Master’s degree in psychology, and along with running this place, her life was full. Sally pointedly stated that Sharon had a great career and a handsome husband. Adam walked in and told Sally that Chloe was looking for her at the office. She offered to wait for him, and he said he wasn’t heading back yet. Sally left. Sharon told Adam that Sally seemed like a handful. He was amused by her take on Sally, who always seemed to get a reaction out of people. Sharon said she was reacting to Sally’s obvious crush on Adam. Adam thought Sharon was letting her imagination run wild, but Sharon said she was good at picking up on things like this. He stated that even if Sally was crushing on him, it didn’t matter because he was focused on Connor and his business. After the conversation he just had with Chelsea, the last thing he needed was to get involved with another complicated woman. Sharon suggested that the complications made it interesting, but he said it wasn’t. He thought he was the problem – he failed with Sharon and Chelsea, and he didn’t want to put someone else through that inevitable train wreck. He was fine being alone for now. She said sometimes, that was the best approach.

Sally went to work and pumped Chloe for information on Sharon and Adam’s past. Chloe was dismayed because she thought Sally had a thing for Adam. Sally denied this and said she was just curious. Chloe said Adam and Sharon had a complicated and profound relationship. Chelsea and Adam’s relationship blew up because his bond with Sharon pushed Chelsea over the edge. Chloe didn’t think Adam would ever get Sharon out of his system.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, September 13 2021

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Recap written by Christine

Jack apologized if he’d made Phyllis uncomfortable. She assured him that she wasn’t uncomfortable with him telling her how he felt. He made it clear that he wasn’t sorry for the way he felt about her. Nick arrived and said he got a text from Summer saying that it was time to make travel arrangements to be there for her and Kyle’s civil ceremony. After Jack left, Nick asked Phyllis if their relationship had something more than fun and flirtation. She thought it had love too, and she thought things were so easy this time because they’d paid their dues. She held his hand. Jack returned and left again when he saw Phyllis and Nick’s tender moment. They realized he’d come back. Victor asked Ashland about his early life. Ashland didn’t give much detail, explaining that Victoria had taught him to live in the moment. Billy came to Victoria and told her there was no record of Ashland’s birth or of his parents’ death. Victoria didn’t think it was a big deal that old documents like that weren’t readily available. She warned him that if he kept trying to cause issues, she’d show him what she was capable of. Victoria relayed what Billy had said to Ashland. Ashland got a text from someone saying “you’ll regret ignoring me.” Ashland told Victoria that Billy wasn’t wrong. He said there was something she needed to know. Tessa found Mariah crying after Abby took the baby to the park. Mariah felt bad for thinking this, but she said Abby’s relationship with Stitch put Mariah and Bowie in jeopardy. Abby only needed a surrogate because of her relationship with Stitch, then he returned and brought chaos. Mariah was scared Stitch would come back. Tessa tried to comfort her. Mariah left.

Jack ran into Abby and the baby at the park and marveled at his nephew. Abby wished Chance knew about Dom, but she was optimistic that he’d be home soon. Mariah overheard Tessa telling Abby that Mariah was struggling with the kidnapping and missing the baby. Abby wanted to help Mariah. Chelsea was caught off guard when Adam wanted to tell Connor that his parents had split. Chelsea wanted to try again, for Connor, but Adam thought they should go their separate ways. Chelsea wanted to be there for the discussion, but her mother had fallen again, and Chelsea could leave her. When Adam learned that Chelsea had no idea when she’d be back from Minnesota, he decided to talk to Connor alone. He shot down Chelsea’s suggestion to bring Connor to Minnesota for the talk. Chelsea was angry because she thought Adam was excluding her from the conversation. Rey was unhappy that Sharon went to see Adam. He asked if Adam would ever be out of their lives. Sally saw Rey leave, and she struck up a conversation with Sharon that was laced with tension. She made it a point to note that Sharon had a handsome husband. Adam arrived and Sally went back to work. Sharon said it was obvious that Sally had a crush on Adam. Adam didn’t think that was true, but even if it was, he didn’t need to be with another complicated woman, and he didn’t think he was capable of having a successful relationship. Sally asked Chloe for details on Sharon and Adam. Chloe said Adam and Sharon had a complicated and profound relationship that drove Chelsea over the edge.


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Y&R Transcript Friday, September 17, 2021

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Nikki: Hi.

Victor: What in the world?

Nikki: Well, now, I know i went a little overboard, but it’s not every day that we have a baptism in the family, so I’m allowed.

Victor: Did you buy the whole damn store or what?

Nikki: Hardly. But I just have to tell you, the first time I saw our son, I got the most incredible feeling. I looked in his face and I saw the man he’s gonna be, the man who’s gonna continue and extend that special magic of his father. I’m just so grateful that we gave each other a son. Our son, nicholas christian newman. And I just feel that we’ll always be together in him, for future generations.

Victor: Well, now, I guess there is no such thing as too many gifts. Such a joyous occasion.

Nikki: Well, I’m glad to hear you say that because there’s one more thing I need to do for me.

Victor: What?

Nikki: Well, I ordered these baby-themed cupcakes as a surprise for abby. Do you think you’d be able to pick them up and then meet me at the church?

Victor: Pick up cupcakes, where? Where are they?

Nikki: At society. Their pastry chef has been sworn to secrecy.

Victor: You’re asking me, a busy business tycoon, to drive over to society to pick up cupcakes?

Nikki: Would you?

Victor: If you’re sweet with me, I will. I’ll do it for you and for abby.

Nikki: Well, thank you. I’m always sweet. Anyway, I just thought it would be something festive to add to the day.

Victor: So nice of you to do that, okay? I just wish that my son-in-law were here.

Nikki: I know. We’re all praying for his safe return.

Victor: He wasn’t here for the birth of his boy. Now he’s not gonna be here at the baptism of his boy. I guess his son will lay eyes on his father when he is in preschool.

Nikki: Oh, now, I know you’re frustrated. So am I. But this is an important day for our family, so I’m gonna try not to get mired down in negativity.

Victor: Well, then you’re a better person than I am.

Nikki: The point is, baby dominic has devon, he has his grandfather, several uncles — he’s gonna be just fine.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Well, sweetheart, I’m concerned about abby, you know? I mean, where is chance?

Abby: Okay, I think that’s everything — music, flowers.

Ashley: And I’d better get out of here if I’m gonna get over to the chapel and check on everything before the ceremony.

Abby: Mom, I can do that.

Nina: No, there’s no messing with the plan.

Ashley: Sweetie, that’s right, I got it handled, okay? But I want you to do me two favors before I leave — take a deep breath.

[ Breathes deeply ] And then get rid of your phone.

Abby: My security blanket? No way.

Ashley: Listen, we have all played our parts. It’s gonna go perfectly, so please focus on your beautiful son and this wonderful day.

Nina: Listen to your mother. It’s time to relax and enjoy.

Abby: Well, thank you both so much. I don’t know what I would’ve done without you.

Nina: Well, everything would still be perfect, but you’d be a whole lot more frazzled.

Ashley: That sounds about right.

Nina: I’m gonna go get ready.

Ashley: Okay, see you. And I will see you at the baptism.

Abby: Okay.

Ashley: Okay. Hi. I see you’re back.

Jack: Surprised seeing you here. Hey.

Abby: Uncle jack, hi!

Jack: I know everyone’s meeting at the church, but i wanted to come by and see how you were doing.

Abby: Uh, I am — I’m good. A tad bit overwhelmed, but good.

Jack: I’d b weren’T.

Abby: [ Gasps ] Thank you. Gosh, can you believe this? After everything we’ve been through, this is actually happening. I mean, it’s finally sinking in. I am christening my baby boy today. It’s a miracle for me on so many levels.

Jack: I am thrilled for you. And I can see already what a wonderful mother you’re going to be.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: So…how are you feeling about the christening? No judgment, just unconditional love and support.

Mariah: I am feeling much better about things.

Tessa: Yeah?

Mariah: I’m excited for the ceremony. And I am really, really happy that I am bowie’s godmother. I think I’m gonna keep calling dominic that, you know? My mom was right, I can have a nickname for him.

Tessa: Yeah, yeah, yeah, there’s nothing wrong with that.

Mariah: It can be a part of our special bond. And that’s how I see being a godmother. Someone who takes special interest in the child’s wellbeing. Part of the circle of people that love him and want him to grow up happy and healthy.

Tessa: Well, that is a great way to look at it.

Mariah: You seem relieved. Were you concerned that I wasn’t gonna be able to handle today?

Devon: Moses! Got some coffee and bagels, man.

Amanda: Well, that sounds delicious.

Devon: Now, when did you get back?

Amanda: While you were at the market.

Devon: Oh, yeah?

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Where’s moses at?

Amanda: Well, he’s already left for school, so I don’t know if you want to come and join me in bed, welcome me home from my trip? Or maybe you’re too hungry to, uh — alright, then.

[ Both chuckle ]

Victor: Well, now, if it isn’T…

Ashley: Hi.

Victor: Goodness. I didn’t expect to see you till the christening.

Ashley: I know. Well, I’m on my way to the chapel to make sure everything is set up properly.

Victor: Uh-huh. Well, I’m on a secret cupcake mission, you know, to society.

Ashley: Must be pretty amazing cupcakes.

Victor: Oh. Special occasion.

Ashley: It’s momentous, when you think of everything that had to happen to get here. I mean, the journey that our daughter’s been on.

Victor: Yeah. Certainly have thrown a lot of obstacles at her.

Ashley: Oh, she’s overcome every single one of them. You know why? She wasn’t gonna let anything stand in the way of her dream.

Victor: Because she’s a very determined young lady, and i wonder who she gets that from.

Ashley: I don’t know.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Ashley: I’m so proud of her. And chance, too, the way that he willingly accepted help from mariah and devon. He wanted to make this happen for abby.

Victor: Yeah, I give him that.

Ashley: You know, he’s the kind of a man that you dream your daughter would end up with, but I just really wish we could bring him back.

Victor: To be honest with you, I did admire that, but right now, it’s getting a little bit too much. I mean, he has other obligations and duties that take precedence. He has to raise his child. To hell with his assignment, it’s gone on too long.

Ashley: Yeah. You know what? You’re not gonna get an argument from me on that one.

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Devon: I am so happy to hear that you had fun with your mom and your sister. Sounds like you guys are making some real beautiful memories together.

Amanda: Yeah, it was great getting to know them and understand them better, especially without all the drama to contend with. It was serene and relaxing. Well, until yesterday.

Devon: Why, what happened yesterday?

Amanda: Naya got a call from her doctor. He got some results back from tests that he had taken before she left town.

Devon: Was it bad news or…?

Amanda: My mother has atrial fibrillation. She had no idea, and it’s extra hard on her with, you know, sutton’s trial coming up. It’s double whammy, and everything is just so stressful.

Devon: I could only imagine.

Amanda: Yeah, so I want to make sure that I find her the best doctors, get her the best possible care.

Devon: Well, you know that i can help you doing that, any way that I can.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: Of course.

Amanda: I appreciate that. Okay, well, enough about me. What’s going on with you? How’s the baby?

Devon: [ Chuckles ] Dominic?

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Dominic is, uh… well, he’s great. He’s really great. I feel like he’s already getting big. I don’t want to brag, but i might be some kind of a baby whisperer, ’cause the other day, he was crying and crying, and no one was able to calm him down except for me.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: So…

Amanda: Well, I am not surprised because you always know exactly how to make me feel better.

Devon: I try.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: You know today’s the baptism, right?

Amanda: Yes, I know. You were telling me. It’s so fast.

Devon: I know. And you’re obviously invited to go, but I understand completely if you don’t feel up to it.

Amanda: I would love to go. Being a part of something positive and life-affirming right now, that would be soothing to my soul. And I know how important it is to you to be his godfather.

Jack: So, how is mariah doing?

Abby: Oh, well, she would like us to believe that she’s doing okay, but, gosh, this whole thing has been so traumatizing for her, and i think she’s really struggling. And tessa just confirmed that when I spoke to her.

Jack: Yeah, I’m not surprised to hear that. She asked for an extension of her leave-of-absence. It’s not like her.

Abby: She told me about that. She’s not herself right now.

Jack: I told her to take as much time as she needed to heal.

Abby: You know, those weeks leading up to the birth, they were supposed to be joyous ones, but instead, she was isolated, she was locked in a room. I mean, she had no idea who kidnapped her or what they intended to do with her or the baby.

Jack: Mariah is a survivor. She has a great support system all around her and a mother who is a professional counselor.

Abby: Well, yes, mariah is incredibly strong. I just think it’s gonna take some time, and she’s not there yet.

Jack: I get that.

Abby: Last night, I invited mariah and devon to come over and help me interview some potential nanny candidates, and I found a very strong choice, so I hired her on the spot. And I’m just hoping it’s gonna give mariah some relief, knowing that dominic’s gonna be in good hands when I can’t be with him.

Jack: Yeah, I’d like to think it would help her, having that burden lifted.

Abby: Yeah, this way, she can just focus on herself and she get through this nightmare.

Jack: Well, hopefully, she’ll come back to jabot. I’m not gonna pressure her at all, but I think it would do her a world of good.

Abby: That’s what it’s gonna take to get mariah through this — having something to focus on.

Mariah: I get why you would be worried, especially after i told you that there was a tiny part of me that blamed abby for what stitch did to me. And I just — I hate that I have those thoughts.

Tessa: Give yourself a break. You went through hell. Stuff is bound to come up.

Mariah: I suppose.

Tessa: I am glad that you are able to confide in me, tell me what’s really going on with you. Can you keep it up?

Mariah: I just felt like i was drowning. And that’s why I was having those irrational thoughts, and there’s like a million emotions coming into my head all at once. I mean, there was tension and fear and resentment and anger, and then you tangle it all up with giving birth to this innocent little baby, and just the things that were going on in my head… but I’m better. Okay? Bowie getting christened is amazing, and abby asking me to be the godparent, I will admit, I was a little thrown at first, but now it’s like I have an official role in his life, so it’s kind of perfect.

Tessa: Yeah, well, I think you are gonna be the coolest godmother ever. I can’t wait to see you in action.

Mariah: Me too, I can’t wait.

Tessa: Well, we should head to the chapel soon. Refill for the road?

Mariah: Yeah, absolutely.

Abby: Hi.

Abby. And the godparents. I’d like to welcome you all to the baptism of abby and phillip chancellor’s son. Unfortunately, phillip couldn’t be with us today. We thank him for his continuing brave service to our country. We’ll hold him in our hearts and keep him in our prayers. This child truly is a gift from god. Whenever I’ve spoken to abby on the subject, the joy on her face is clear to see. What name do you give your child?

Abby: Dominic. Dominic phillip newman abbott chancellor.

What do you ask of god’s church for dominic?

Abby: Baptism.

In presenting your child for baptism, you’re accepting the responsibility to raise him in the practice of our faith. It will be your duty to bring him up to keep god’s commandments, as christ taught us, by loving god and our neighbor. Do you clearly understand what you’re undertaking?

Abby: I do.

Mariah and devon, you’ve accepted the sacred responsibility of assisting abby and phillip in their duty as christian parents. You will, through your word and your example, help raise dominic to be a caring, faithful member of his community. Do you clearly understand what you’re undertaking?

Devon: I do.

Mariah: I do.

Dominic, the church welcomes you with great joy. In its name, I claim you for christ our savior. Eternal god, as we baptize with water, baptize us with the holy spirit, that what we say will be your words and what we do may be your works. Dominic phillip newman abbott chancellor, I baptize you in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. This child of god is received into the holy church. See what the father has given us, that we are called children of god. My dear brothers and sisters, let us ask our lord jesus christ to look lovingly on this child, on his parents and godparents, that they undertake their sacred duty with faith and love. Join me in welcoming the newest member of our holy family.

Abby: Dominic! I am so proud of you. You were so good at your baptism.

Devon: Yeah, he didn’t make a peep at the chapel.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nina: That’s a lovely ceremony. It was simple and perfect.

Ashley: It was so moving, seeing the three of you up there pledging to give dominic his best possible future.

Nikki: He is the living embodiment of genoa city’s four most prominent families, and of course, I include the winters in that.

Victor: Yes.

Devon: Oh, thank you very much.

Tessa: No pressure.

[ Laughter ]

Abby: Well, I promise chance and I are gonna raise him to be down-to-earth and humble, just like his godparents. I have to say, I feel so blessed to have you in my life and for you to be dominic’s godparents. I’m forever grateful.

Victor: May I suggest we have a toast? To my newest grandson, dominic.

To dominic. Serena: It’s my 3:10

Amanda: Thank you.

Abby: You’re welcome.

Ashley: Hey.

Abby: Oh!

[ Laughter ]

Victor: You know, sweetheart, I remember when you were born. It was very unexpected. And you were ready. There was no going back. That was it.

Ashley: That’s because she wanted to be here in time for the holidays.

Abby: Hey, you know me, I’ve always been a planner.

Ashley: [ Laughs ]

Victor: I rushed your mother to the hospital. Fortunately, I was there. And then the nurse handed you to me. I was the first one to hold you.

Abby: I love that story.

Devon: I got to hold dominic right after he was born, and that’s a moment that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.

Nina: I am so grateful that you and abby were there, that everything turned out so well. I know chance is gonna be overwhelmed when he hears what you went through to bring his son into the world. And mariah’s incredible bravery.

Mariah: Oh, well, you do what you’ve got to do.

Nina: I know that if it was in his power, chance would be here for this very special day. He knows better than anyone how important it is to be surrounded by love. Whether or not those people are blood relatives.

Nikki: Ah, that is so true.

Ashley: Aww. Well, honey, as you know, your aunt traci can’t be here to help us celebrate, but on the phone last night, she reminded me of your christening and just how smitten our father was with you. Right, jack?

Jack: Oh, yeah, if dad could be here, he would be so incredibly proud, as would neil.

Devon: Yeah. Neil was abby’s godfather.

Amanda: Oh, wow. I mean, the more I hear about your family connections, the more in awe I am of all of you.

Abby: Actually, nate’s mom, olivia, is my godmother. Yeah, my mom and olivia were sorority sisters.

Ashley: Yeah, still very dear friends to this day.

Abby: And I’m just so thankful that my good friend is dominic’s godmother.

Mariah: Oh, I was honored to be asked, and the ceremony was incredibly special.

Abby: Well, you always have an important role in my son’s life. As you should.

Mariah: That means a lot. Um, I’m just gonna — just gonna go.

[ Glass shatters ] Oh, my god!

Abby: Oh, my gosh.

Devon: It’s okay.

Mariah: I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.

Abby: He’s a light sleeper today.

Mariah: Oh, gosh.

Abby: No, it’s okay.

Mariah: I’m such a klutz. I just — it — and now there’s a mess and then the baby’s upset. I’m so — abby, I am so sorry.

Abby: It’s fine, it’s fine. It’s okay.

Tessa: Hey, hey. We’ll be right back. Come on.

Abby: Mommy’s here. It’s okay, mommy’s here. It’s alright.

[ Dominic crying ]

Mariah: Oh, my god. What is wrong with me?! I’m sorry, I’m sorry.

Tessa: Hey, hey, first of all, you don’t have to apologize for anything. Do you hear me?

Mariah: I thought I could do this. I tried. I really, really tried, but they’re telling all these stories, like bowie is already a part of their lives, and their efforts to include me, it just made everything worse.

Tessa: Oh, honey, I —

Mariah: I can’t even be around the baby without my heart shattering into a million pieces.

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Abby: [ Sighs ] Dominic should sleep for a while now, knock on wood.

Victor: Why did mariah overreact this way?

Abby: The truth is, there’s still a lot of emotional fallout from the kidnapping. It’s a struggle.

Victor: I guess you’re right.

Jack: The best thing we can all do is show mariah as much love and support as we possibly can.

Ashley: I agree. And to that end, I think we should get some coffee and enjoy these cupcakes. Right? And the party. Because the last thing that mariah needs is to come in and see us all dissecting her behavior.

Nikki: You’re absolutely right.

Ashley: Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Ashley: You alright?

Abby: Yeah, yeah. I’m okay. You know, I’m handling a lot right now, but I think I’m doing it well. And I can feel a lot of different emotions all at once. Love for my beautiful baby boy and concern for mariah and chance.

Ashley: Glad to hear it.

Abby: Yeah. And yeah, all of this would be easier if my husband were here and I didn’t have to handle everything alone, because, yes, it’s exhausting, but, no, I know he is doing everything that he can to get back to us and me worrying is not gonna make him come home any faster.

Ashley: Honey, I’m very proud of you. I’m very proud of how you’re handling all this turmoil.

Abby: Thank you. Gratitude helps. I’m grateful for my friends and my family. Having nina has been amazing. I mean, she’s peeled me off the ceiling I don’t know how many times.

Ashley: I hope you tell her that a lot.

Abby: I do.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashley: Good.

Abby: Every day. And I’m so thankful for you and dad.

Devon: You get some air? You feel okay?

Mariah: Yeah.

Abby: I hope you’re okay.

Victor: My sweet love, it was a wonderful day. Very special day. Now, you get some rest, okay?

Abby: Thank you. And, nikki, thank you so much for the cupcakes. They were delicious.

Nikki: Oh, you’re very welcome. Congratulations again on your son’s baptism.

Abby: Thank you.

Victor: Bye, sweetheart.

Jack: Hey, we’re gonna head out, too.

Ashley: Yes, I will talk to you tomorrow.

Abby: Okay, yeah. I love you. Love you.

Ashley: And I love him.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Hey, chin up. Everything’s gonna be better. Just have patience.

Abby: Yeah.

Nina: Okay, I’m just gonna be in the kitchen if you need me, alright?

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Hey, I’m gonna meet up with you in a bit. I just want to stay behind and make sure mariah’s okay.

Amanda: Oh, yeah, I totally understand.

Devon: Okay.

Amanda: Okay, let me just say goodbye to abby.

Devon: Yeah, yeah.

Amanda: I just wanted you to know that your son is precious.

Abby: Thank you so much. And I am so happy that you’re a part of his special day.

Amanda: Oh, I really appreciate you allowing me to be a part of it.

Abby: Of course.

Amanda: Have a good day.

Abby: You too.

[ Sighs ]

Devon: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry that today didn’t go the way you hoped.

Abby: Oh, it’s no one’s fault. I mean, mariah can’t help the way that she feels. But I really feel like I have done everything to try to make things better for her.

Devon: I know you have, and i know you’re worried about her. I am, too.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Mariah: Um…

Devon: What’s going on?

Mariah: Tessa and I are moving out. We’ll back for the rest of our stuff at another time. And I’m gonna keep pumping and storing milk so that it’s available for the baby whenever you need it. I can see that this is a shock. And I’m really sorry, I just… I can’t stay here anymore. Is now a good time for a flare-up?

Nikki: You were quiet driving home.

Victor: Yeah. You know why? I just can’t help being concerned about abby standing alone at the baptism. Where the hell is her husband?

Nikki: I know we’re all anxious for him to return.

Victor: I mean, she does everything alone, poor girl.

Nikki: And has risen to the occasion beautifully.

Victor: Yeah, she has, but nevertheless, it can’t be easy for her. That are being brought up now.

Jack: But you’re also feeling uneasy about how all of this is going to affect abby and your new grandchild.

Abby: I am not upset about the party. I’m really not, and, well, you and tessa, you agreed to live here for a few months, at least. I mean, you’re — you’re part of our family. And as far as I’m concerned, nothing has changed.

Mariah: For you. Nothing’s changed for you. I told myself that I could do this, that I was gonna be the best surrogate. Be a part of the baby chancellor crew, and I tried. I wanted so badly to make your dream come true. A dream that I had never even allowed myself to dream. But then I gave — I gave birth to that baby, and just… everything changed. I changed.

Abby: Okay. Look, I was just talking to devon about this. I mean, there are a lot of emotions going around here, and, um… look, I want to help you. Look, we want to help you. We want to make it better. I mean, I am forever grateful to you.

Devon: Yes.

Abby: Anything you need, i can do. I’ll do it.

Mariah: I know, I know. I know that, abby. You say it constantly. But there is nothing that you can do that’s gonna make this easier for me.

Abby: Then what would?

Mariah: I was the one who carried that child. And I was the one who talked to him while he was still inside me, and I told him and promised him that I was gonna keep him safe. And I am not saying any of this to hurt you. That is the last thing that i want to do, but I cannot stay here and pretend that this isn’t killing me. Not anymore. I just — I can’T. I can’t step back and watch — watch you… I know that this what we agreed to. I know that this is how it’s supposed to be, but I cannot be here day in and day out because it hurts so bad. It physically hurts because, as crazy as this sounds, all I want to do is be his mother. I want to be the one to hold him and to feed him and to quiet him when he cries. It’s bowie. That’s my bowie.

[ Crying ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Sniffles ] Which is why I can’t stay here anymore. I order my groceries online now.

Jack: Since she became jabot’s new marketing director, I’ve gotten to know mariah pretty well. She’s grown professionally and personally, and this was a truly selfless act on her part to carry this child.

Ashley: Jack, nobody’s debating that.

Jack: I’m saying this as much for myself as for you. Look, stitch put her through hell, but it’s gonna take some time, and she’s not just abby’s friend, she’s not just her surrogate. Since that little boy came into this world, she became part of this family. And looking after family, even when it’s challenging —

Ashley: Yes, I know. Abby’s been brought up to do just that, jack. That’s what we abbotts always do.

Victor: Abby has a new baby and an absent father. She doesn’t need to take care of mariah on top of that.

Nikki: I know that concerns you.

Victor: I just don’t like the fact that mariah is gonna be living in that same household. She’s emotionally very unstable. Who knows what’ll happen? It’s not good for either abby or the child.

Nikki: A child that mariah brought into this world.

Victor: Yeah, under very difficult circumstances, and obviously mariah is very traumatized by it.

Nikki: Well, darling, you were just speaking about the strength that abby has shown. If she could muster up just a little bit more strength and offer a caring hand to mariah, I mean, I can’t think of anything that would be more healing.

Victor: I love you.

Nikki: I love you.

Abby: Everything you said, I understand. I am — I’m so sorry that you’re going through this.

Mariah: Do you mind if I — if I say goodbye to dominic?

Abby: Sure, yeah, absolutely. Take all the time you need.

Mariah: [ Sniffles ] Hi. Okay, come here. We’re gonna go up. Yeah, that’s a good boy. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.

[ Sniffles ] Okay, come here. Hi, buddy.

[ Sniffles ] Hi, bowie. I have to say goodbye now. Okay?

[ Sniffles ] But you and me, we are always gonna be connected. We’re always gonna have a special bond like nobody else. And I know that there is gonna come a time when I’m stronger and I’m a little more together, and then I can come over here. I could be a part of your life and watch you grow. I need to keep my distance for now. As much as it kills me, as much as it breaks my heart, so I can get to that place. My bowie.

[ Sniffles ] Oh, my bowie. I love you so, so much.

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Devon: I was hoping, since you were planning on putting some roots down here, I don’t know, maybe you’d want to move in here with me.

Mariah: I’m not saying it’s gonna be easy, but it is a path forward, the right one. I think we should have a baby of our own.

Ashland: $3 million.

Gaines: By the end of the day, and then I’ll be out of your life and you can die knowing that your secret is safe.

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Victoria: So, you want to know how I’m dealing with ashland’s history? Well, I hardly think that’s an issue warranting a house call.

Nick: You know, if phyllis told me about some deep, dark secret that she was keeping from me and the rest of the world, i would have a problem with that.

Victoria: It really wouldn’t be that surprising. I mean, phyllis.

Nick: How are you not more bothered by this?

Victoria: Because nothing that ashland shared with our family is news to me, so I am definitely not in a state of shock. I should ask you how you’re feeling. I thought you were good with this big family discussion we had.

Nick: It was one revelation after another. I mean, he starts with the mysterious death of his mentor, and then the unexplained access to this fortune that allowed him to get his career started. And then he tells us that he literally erased his past and became somebody else. I mean, it’s a lot to digest, vick, but I’m not the one who’s marrying him.

Victoria: Well, I don’t love him any less, if that’s what you’re asking. And nothing and no one is gonna change that.

Lily: I mean, billy, ask yourself, if ashland were with anyone other than victoria, would you be this relentless? Would you care this much?

Ashland: I can answer that. No, he wouldn’t care a bit.

Billy: Don’t pretend to try and understand my motives.

Ashland: I’m sure your partner has brought you up to speed on what happened earlier.

Lily: Yes, he did.

Ashland: If it would be alright with you, I would like to spend a minute in private with billy, please.

Lily: Well, I have a meeting in the conference room, so you can use my office — if you both can be civil.

Billy: Oh, I will if he will.

Lily: And just remember, please, at the end of the day, what really matters here is that you both care about victoria and want what’s best for her.

Ashland: That’s a smart woman. You should listen to her. Victoria’s best interests should come first. And that’s why I told my story earlier, because I wanted to take the pressure off of victoria, to let those that are most important and that matter most to her, let them know that there’s no reason for them to worry about my past. I told the newmans everything there is to know. And you, as the father of her children, you were included, as a courtesy. Now, I would think you might want to reciprocate that courtesy and back off. Stop digging where you have no business digging.

Billy: I’m aware that you don’t hear this word very often — no. It’s not gonna happen. I’m not gonna do that because i am certain there’s a whole hell of a lot more to learn about you.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Sharon: Hi, adam.

Adam: Hey, um…I’m about to break the news to connor, and, um, I’m a little nervous.

Sharon: Everything’s gonna be fine. Just keep it simple.

Adam: Right.

Sharon: And be direct.

Adam: Open and honest, got it.

Sharon: But if you need more support, I am here, but you know what? Everything is gonna be fine, okay? Good luck.

Adam: Alright, thanks. I’m gonna need it. What you got there?

Connor: Apples and carrots to feed the horses. And a cookie for me.

Adam: Nice.

Connor: Ready to hit the stables?

Adam: Uh, after we talk about some things. Why don’t you come sit with me?

Connor: It’s about mom, isn’t it?

Adam: Yes, it is.

Victor: Hey, doc.

Nate: Victor.

Victor: How are you?

Nate: Always a pleasure.

Victor: Yeah.

[ Cellphone vibrates ] You know, there ought to be a special place in hell for people who cancel appointments at the last minute. Damn it.

Nate: Oh, wow, would’ve been nice if you were informed before you came here.

Victor: Yeah. Well, it’s not a total waste of time. I ran into you, so there’s something I’d like to discuss with you. Please have a seat. Pain hits fast.

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Adam: I wanted to talk to you today because I think that you are old enough to understand some things.

Connor: Like what?

Adam: Your mom and I, we’re not gonna be living together when she comes back to genoa city.

Connor: I thought something was wrong for a while, but i didn’t think it was this bad. Are you sure you can’t work it out? Maybe if you talk to mom some more and spend time together.

Adam: Yeah, I’m sorry, connor. It’s not gonna change anything.

Connor: Is it my fault? Did I do something wrong?

Adam: No, no, no, not at all. Okay? We are so proud of you and we’re still gonna love you just as much as we did when we were together.

Connor: Then why?

Adam: Sometimes people grow apart even when they try not to.

Connor: Then try harder! You can’t just give up on people. You weren’t around when I was little, for years. When you came back, you promised we’d always be together.

Adam: I know I did.

Connor: So you lied?

Adam: Look, some promises, connor, are just impossible to keep, and it’s — it’s not that simple.

Connor: You say I have to keep my promises, but you get to break yours? Why?

Adam: Connor, calm down, okay? Just listen to me.

Connor: Why should I?

Adam: [ Sighs ] You know what? Why don’t we get out of here, huh?

Connor: And go where?

Adam: We’ll go see a friend, and she will help us talk all about this.

Victor: I’ve got to say, my wife has the midas touch when it comes to convincing people to donate money to her favorite charities. In this case, the hospital, you know? I mean, I don’t know how she does it, must be her charm, her smile. You know that the new wing of the hospital will be equipped with the most modern surgical equipment.

Nate: Oh, well, she’s phenomenal. You know, between her connections and experience, I am floored. I have a lot to learn.

Victor: So I understand that you got ashland locke to donate some money, as well. What’s your impression of him?

Nate: Uh, you know what? We actually struck up a friendship.

Victor: Huh.

Nate: He’s even extended an invitation to me and elena to attend his wedding.

Victor: How nice is that?

Nate: Yeah, well, we’re looking forward to celebrating with the happy couple.

Victor: Yeah.

Nate: You know, the more i learn about ashland, the more i like him, especially now that i have more of a sense of the man behind the myth.

Victor: What’s your take on him?

Nate: Well, you know, i respect the grace he’s shown in the way he’s chosen to handle his illness, as well as its treatment.

Victor: Now, I understand that in spite of the treatment, his condition is terminal.

Nate: Well, I don’t know the details of his case, but the survival rate is very low.

Victor: Ooh.

Nate: With luck, he’ll be able to celebrate his one-year anniversary.

Victor: Really?

Nate: And I’m sure he’s willing to fight for that. Love is a very powerful motivator.

Victor: Yeah, it certainly is, isn’t it?

Nate: I wish victoria and ashland the best for however long they have together.

Victor: Yeah. So do I.

Nick: Look, nobody expects you to love your fiancé any less, but I am curious — did ashland’s story make you change your perspective in any way?

Victoria: Of course it has. How could it not? It’s made me admire him even more. I mean, to carry around these awful memories of an abusive and cruel father, it had to have been just unbearable, nicholas, and somehow, he managed to persevere and to thrive. He refused to let what had happened to him in the past define who he could be in the future, and I’m not just talking about his professional success, I’m talking about how he overcame the cycle of violence and he became this wonderful father to harrison.

Nick: Okay, he made a better life for himself. Good for him. But don’t you think it’s even just a little bit weird that he won’t tell you what his real name is? You know, the person he was before he became ashland locke?

Victoria: No. Not really.

Nick: Look, it’s my experience in life that, when there’s a secret, it usually leads to other secrets.

Victoria: Oh, come on, nicholas. Ashland just revealed something so private and personal today, and that’s still not enough for you.

Nick: No, it’s not.

Victoria: In fact, it’s probably made you more suspicious. You know what, nicholas? I have enough of a headache worrying about ashland tracking down billy and persuading him to back off.

Nick: Well, I didn’t come here to upset you.

Victoria: Good! That’s great. So if you really mean that, you will turn around and walk out, and we can pretend like this conversation never happened.

Billy: Your reluctance to come totally clean leads me to one conclusion — you’re hiding something. Something that could hurt victoria and, most importantly, my children.

Ashland: Whoa, whoa, whoa, there’s no logical reason for you to think that, not a shred of evidence to support your theory.

Billy: Call it intuition. I got a gut feeling. Now, you would’ve thought maybe that morsel of a story would’ve satisfied our curiosity, but it didn’t, not for me. It actually backfired, and it whet my appetite more.

Ashland: You’re wasting your time. All you are going to accomplish is causing more friction. Everyone has secrets they’d prefer stay buried. And how dare you presume to appoint yourself arbiter of what should or shouldn’t be revealed in another person’s life or past.

Billy: No, you’re right. No, whatever you fear most about your past, I guarantee, it’ll come back to bite you.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: Or worse, cause collateral damage to innocent bystanders.

Ashland: Ah. Look at you, painting yourself out to be some sort of savior and me as the villain.

Billy: But you are, aren’t you? I mean, that’s the reputation you’ve cultivated your entire career.

Ashland: I certainly can’t deny that. The truth is, you definitely do not want me for an enemy.


Sharon: Anybody want some pink lemonade?

Adam: No, thanks.

Sharon: Do you mind if I join you? I heard that you got some difficult news today, connor.

Connor: You told her?

Adam: Sharon has helped you deal with issues in the past, and I was hoping that she would be able to help you again.

Sharon: You know, I’d like to try, at least — I mean, if you’re comfortable with it. Maybe I could help you and your dad just talk and, you know, say everything that you want to say and hear each other.

Connor: Can I ask something?

Adam: Of course. Anything.

Connor: Why do you always call her when there’s a problem?

Adam: [ Sighs ] Well, sharon is not only a friend, she is actually trained to deal with situations like this.

Connor: Hmm. I’ll bet there are lots of people trained to do what she does. Right?

Sharon: That’s true.

Connor: But dad chooses you over and over again. I bet mom wouldn’t like this, knowing we’re all together.

Adam: Why would you say that?

Connor: I heard mom talking to grandma about you and sharon. And I want to know what’s going on with the two of you. Is sharon the reason you and mom are breaking up?

Billy: What do you think your fiancée would say about you threatening me like that? Especially after you claim you’ve got nothing else of consequence to hide.

Ashland: I have no doubt that she would continue to stand by my side because victoria understands me and she respects what I’ve endured and what I’ve done to change my life, and she knows why.

Billy: Are you sure about that last part?

Ashland: You know, you might want to be more concerned with your relationship with victoria than with me, unless you want to completely alienate her, because you are well on your way, my friend.

Billy: Well, I’ll muddle my way through somehow. I always do.

Ashland: You know, I can only imagine how thrilled lily must be with you spending so much energy trying to undermine your ex’s engagement.

Billy: You leave lily out of this. This is between me and you.

Ashland: Doesn’t feel good when it hits close to home, huh? So why don’t you listen to me. You continue to dig into my past and invade my privacy — that will ultimately prove to be a futile endeavor. I think it would behoove you to keep both of your eyes open to the realities of the present and let go of the rest.

Billy: Or what? What could you possibly do to stop me?

Ashland: You don’t want to find out.

Nick: I’m not going anywhere because we’re not through. I don’t have an agenda here, and I truly want to believe that ashland doesn’t have any deep, dark secrets that are gonna come back and haunt your relationship.

Victoria: Well, just leave me alone. I can take care of myself.

Nick: Look, with ashland’s diagnosis, you’re gonna have some rough days ahead and you’re gonna want to hang on to as much love as you can for as long as you can, and I get that, and i want that for you.

Victoria: Thank you.

Nick: But something about this isn’t right. And I’m your brother, and that means I get to worry about you because that’s my job.

Victoria: I know, nicholas. I know that. I know this is all coming from a very good place.

Nick: It is, and for billy, too. I know that’s hard to believe ’cause he gets all loud and aggressive, but I know he cares about you. So with me and billy and mom and dad, we just want you to be treated the way you’re supposed to be treated by this man that you’re planning to marry. I hope you know that.

Victoria: Of course I do.

Nick: Now, mom and dad, they may have heard everything they need to hear from ashland to set their minds at ease, but I’m just not there. I do not understand why ashland hasn’t revealed everything about his past. I mean, especially to you, and if you’re being honest with yourself, you’d ask the same questions. “What is it ashland’s not telling me and why?” Vick, come on, it’s me. Talk to me. Like many people with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis

Victoria: Alright. Maybe I have caught myself wondering if I should know more about ashland’s past.

[ Sighs ] If maybe there’s another shoe that’s gonna drop.

Nick: That’s not surprising after everything you’ve heard.

Victoria: I just hate feeling this way. I mean, why should it matter what happened decades ago? It doesn’t matter to me who ashland was. I fell in love with who he is. And, nick, I know him, in a way that none of you do. I know the man behind the name.

Nick: But you can’t be sure about that.

Victoria: Well, one thing that I can be sure of beyond a shadow of a doubt is that i blame all of you, especially billy, for inserting yourselves into my relationship and causing all of this doubt and distrust.

Nick: Alright, look, this isn’t anyone else’s fault, alright? You’re smart and you are strong willed, and nobody’s gonna influence your thinking. If you have doubts about this, it’s because you too must feel like there’s more to the story than locke’s admitting.

Victoria: You’re right. I just — I fought it because it felt like such a betrayal to the love that ashland and I share, but I do have some questions. I have so many questions.

Ashland: Could I get a sparkling water when you have a chance? Thank you.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Nate.

Nate: Hey. Don’t mean to overstep, but is everything okay?

Ashland: Oh, I’m fine. It’s just been a long and trying day. I had to talk about some things from my past with victoria’s family in one of those “full disclosure from the groom” kind of things. Old memories can be painful.

Nate: Sorry you had to go through that.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] In-laws. What are you gonna do?

Nate: I hear you. Well, I maybe have some news that’ll lift your spirits a bit.

Ashland: Oh?

Nate: I’ve been thinking about your request that I be your best man. And I’d be honored to accept.

Ashland: The honor is all mine. Thank you.

Adam: What happened between me and your mom is complicated. And I’m not gonna get into all the details, but I will answer your question honestly because i think you deserve that and i think that you are old enough to understand.

Connor: Okay, so tell me about you and sharon.

Adam: Sharon and I did have a romantic relationship years ago, but now we are just friends, and there have been times that your mother has struggled with that. But sharon is not the reason that your mom and I are not together anymore.

Connor: I don’t believe you. If that was true, why was mom talking about you two? It’s because you hurt her, didn’t you? She had a stroke and she needed you, but you weren’t there the way you should’ve been. Because of you, sharon.

Adam: Okay, alright. Connor, let’s just take a breath, okay?

Connor: No, you broke mom’s heart, both of you.

Adam: Connor, sto– connor, we’re not done here.

Connor: I want to be by myself. Just leave me alone.

Adam: Alright, I will give you a few minutes to cool down, but we are not done talking.

Sharon: I’m sorry.

Adam: Connor! Connor, where are you going? Connor!

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Connor: [ Panting ]

Sally: Has anyone ever told you that you look like adam newman? I recognize you from a picture from adam’s office. Is there any chance your name is connor newman? I’m sally spectra. I work with your dad at newman media.

Connor: Oh, yeah. I’ve heard him mention your name.

Sally: You out here all alone? Does your dad know? Okay. Won’t push. Do you mind if I take a break from my run and sit here for a while?

Nick: You have questions about ashland. Let’s start there.

Victoria: You know, nicholas, I’m probably just getting cold feet.

Nick: Did you feel that way before the merger of newman and locke?

Victoria: No, no, because we had done our due diligence.

Nick: Which is something you can’t do with the man himself because he keeps everything under wraps.

Victoria: Nicholas, look, i really do appreciate your concern, but —

Nick: Vick, come on, let me help you.

Victoria: This conversation is over, and I would really appreciate it if you just kept this between us. I don’t want you repeating or acting on anything I told you. Promise me.

Ashland: Nick, I assume you’re here to follow up with victoria about what I told you about my history.

Nick: I had more questions for her.

Ashland: Alright, well, I’m gonna give you a little warning, like I gave billy. My past is nobody’s business but my own. Stay out of my life, okay? I shared what I did today with everyone to put an end to this crap.

Nick: I think you should calm down.

Victoria: Look, ashland has every right to defend himself. He shouldn’t have been put in this position in the first place. I mean, we’re gonna be family.

Nick: That’s what family does. We check on each other. I came over here ’cause I wanted to talk to you. I didn’t hurl any accusations. I didn’t make any demands. I was calm, unlike ashland. In fact, the person in this room who I think seems the most concerned about his past is ashland.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Nothing. Another dead end, which, to me, is very suspicious. It’s almost as if ashland didn’t exist until he met the woman that later became his mentor.

Lily: And once again, there could be a reason for that.

Billy: I really don’t see how it’s possible for anyone in this day and age to basically have no record of the first 20 years of their life, unless they are deliberately hiding it. Or maybe he’s destroyed those records.

Lily: Right, another hypothesis with nothing to back it up.

Billy: Yeah. Believe me. It’s frustrating as hell.

Lily: You’re not the only one here who is frustrated. You need to look at why this matters so much to you. Who cares if ashland is hiding where he came from?

Billy: Who cares? If that’s true, the man is a lie. Everything he’s done in his life is a lie, his whole entire empire. That is a big story, a story that people want to hear. Most importantly, victoria deserves to know that. I don’t need any more motivation than that. I’m not out to embarrass locke. I’m not out to cause him pain. I’m simply looking for the truth. And if it’s not news-worthy, then we don’t run it.

Lily: Which brings me to my next issue. I don’t think that your interest in this story is professional.

Billy: Okay, I see where you’re going, and I don’t like it.

Lily: If anyone but victoria were with ashland, would you care this much? How’d it go with ashland?

Billy: Well, I guess you could say it was an eye-opening encounter.

Lily: Details.

Billy: I think he came here to shut me down. And I think he knows that’s not gonna happen. The way he was acting gave me all new clarity.

Lily: Clarity about what?

Billy: He’s terrified that this is just the beginning, that whatever he’s hiding is about to be exposed.

Lily: Well, it’s hard to imagine a man like locke terrified of anything.

Billy: He threatened me.

Lily: Really?

Billy: Not directly, but his intention was clear, which means he’s desperate. Which means I’m onto something. This is the sound of an asthma attack…

Ashland: I’m so sorry that i stormed in like that and attacked your brother. He didn’t deserve that, and you certainly deserved better from me.

Victoria: I assume that you were on edge after your talk with billy. I warned you it wouldn’t go well.

Ashland: He did everything you predicted he would.

Victoria: Ashland.

Ashland: Believe me, I got my point across, too.

Lily: Billy, this is serious.

Billy: Yeah, I’ll be fine.

Lily: How do you know that? You don’t even know who locke really is.

Billy: I’m not afraid of him.

Lily: Well, maybe you should be.

Billy: The only people I’m worried about in all of this are victoria and my kids. But it is very clear to me that he is still hiding something. You still think it’s a mistake to keep investigating him?

Lily: Look, at this point, i can’t discount your suspicions, okay? Clearly, this goes beyond locke trying to keep his life private or not wanting to relive some past trauma. I understand why you want to continue the investigation, so I’m not going to ask you to stop.

Billy: But you want me to.

Nick: Hey, dad.

Victor: Hey, my boy. What brings you back here?

Nick: I wanted to ask you something.

Victor: Alright, go ahead.

Nick: When you said you heard enough from locke and that you were cool with his relationship with victoria, did you mean that or was it all for show?

Sharon: Connor looks good. He looks relaxed.

Adam: Yeah.

Sharon: Listen, I — I don’t think it’s best that I approach him, given his current mind-set.

Adam: Yeah, you’re probably right. Um…but thank you for all the help, sharon.

Sharon: Go talk to your son.

Adam: Connor, there you are. I see you met sally.

Connor: Yeah.

Adam: Thank you for hanging out with him.

Sally: He’s good company. He was telling me all about lacrosse. I learned a lot.

Adam: Yeah, he’s becoming a real expert on the sport.

Sally: I was just getting around to asking connor what was bugging him. Seems like something’s on his mind.

Adam: Well, sometimes bad news is hard to hear.

Sally: I get it. Sometimes you just want to blame the person who gave you the bad news when it’s not their fault at all.

Connor: Did that happen to you?

Sally: Can you keep a secret? This one time, I went to this really fancy party. I had this incredible dress. My hair looking flawless. My point is, I made somebody so mad at me that they dumped a whole bucket of ice on my head.

Connor: Really?

Sally: Yes, I was drenched in front of everyone.

Connor: You were?

Sally: Completely. My point is, I survived. And you will, too.

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Adam: Connor, you gave me a scare. You can’t ever do that again.

Connor: Sorry.

Adam: Look, I know this is hard for you, but we’re gonna work it all out.

Connor: I want to go home and call mom.

Adam: Okay. Okay, let’s do that. Just give me a second to talk to sally first, alright? Thank you for letting me know where he was and staying with him.

Sally: Yeah, no problem. He’s a cool kid. Look, I know this is none of my business, so I won’t bug you with questions.

Adam: Well, thank you.

Sally: But…if there’s anything I can do to help, I’m around.

Adam: Well, I appreciate that, but it’s a private family matter.

Sally: Say no more. See you back at the office.

Victor: To be frank with you, I feel that ashland locke is the kind of man who carries more than his share of pain, you know? As I told your mom, I almost feel kind of sorry for the guy.

Nick: But you don’t think he told us the whole truth, right?

Victor: No, of course not. But does that mean that I’m gonna unearth everything about his past? No.

Nick: Why does he get a pass?

Victor: Well, son, I’m partly moved to support the relationship with your sister is because I think he loves her. And I think it’s reciprocal.

Nick: Well, I’m not questioning his feelings for victoria. I’m questioning the holes in his origin story and how it affects her.

Victor: Have you spoken with her?

Nick: Yeah, I went by her place, and, you know, talked to her, just to kind of see how she took the news. She didn’t come out and say it, but I know she’s not as okay with the situation as she’s making it seem. Then ashland shows up and sees me there. He didn’t like that.

Victor: Really?

Nick: I don’t know why he’s got to keep his birth name a secret, but whatever the reason is, it’s got to be huge for him to want to make the man he once was disappear.

Victor: You just can’t let it go, can you?

Nick: I will never trust locke, not until I know the truth.

Ashland: I don’t want to spend time talking about billy or nick or anyone. I only want to think about you. And after this interminable day, how are you doing?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Victoria: Ashland?

Ashland: Oh, it’s a text from nate. He’s agreed to be my best man.

Victoria: Oh, that’s wonderful.

Ashland: It’s nice to have good news for a change.

Lily: Billy, look, I am in this with you, okay? But just like you’re worried about victoria and the kids, I’m worried about you.

Billy: I can handle him.

Lily: Are you forgetting the stories about how locke has retaliated against people over the years? Look what happened with jabot when he found out that kyle had an affair with tara. I mean, he could’ve brought that company to its knees.

Billy: Lily, that is his true character, which means we have to keep investigating him.

Lily: Okay, we don’t know how he’s going to retaliate against you by you trying to dig up a past that he’s trying to keep buried. He could take this more personally than tara cheating on him. Who knows how he’ll respond when he’s been crossed?

Billy: I have a feeling we’re gonna find out.

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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Elena: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Elena: Sorry I’m late.

Lily: Oh, I’m sure you have a lame excuse, like, you know, you were saving lives.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, it was a tough shift, emotionally and physically. I am wiped out.

Lily: Oh, we could’ve postponed the meeting until you had a chance to get some rest.

Elena: No, no, actually, this meeting is what got me through hours at the hospital. I’m really excited about askmdnow. I’ve been jotting down notes in my phone.


Nate: Oh, no, no, I just, um — I want Moses to find something that makes him happy. And it looks like that’s gonna be music. And you. I hear you two have a big date coming up.

Faith: You heard about that?

Nate: Mm-hmm, he’s been talking about it. Thank you.

Faith: Oh, yeah, it should be fun. Did he tell you what he had planned?

Nate: Uh, he did.

Faith: It’s gonna be great. I’m really looking forward to going to that place. You know, the place.

Nate: Yeah, that’s not gonna work. Moses told me it was a surprise. You’re getting nothing from me.

Faith: I had to try.

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Amanda returns from her vacation and tells Devon that Naya got news from her doctor that she has atrial fibrillation.

Dominic is christened with the Abbotts, the Newmans, and the Winters families present at the church. Mariah decides it is best that she and Tessa move out of Abby’s house because she is having a hard time accepting that Abby is Dominic’s mother.

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Ashland: So I left home and my abusive father. I cut all ties and I never looked back. At the time, I didn’t know if my dad would be glad to get rid of me or that he was gonna come after me. But I felt it prudent to take necessary precautions, so i changed my name, I moved around a lot, and I invented a new history for myself. I imagined that I had a very calm and loving and stable environment because that’s all i ever wanted. I mean, that’s all we ever want from our childhood, right? And I repeated this new story so many times it eventually felt real. Ian and mary locke were — were nurturing and supportive parents who would be so proud of what i had accomplished, if only they hadn’t passed away so tragically young.

Victoria: Ashland, are you okay?

Ashland: I’m fine. I’m fine. It’s just a little difficult. I haven’t told this story to anyone about my past before.

Victoria: His body is under a tremendous amount of stress right now. Dredging up these painful things, it’s very difficult for ashland. Surely everyone here, especially my parents, understand what it’s like trying to get away from a father who has failed you.

Nikki: Yes, of course we do.

Victor: Ashland, your story is not dissimilar to mine. Hope you understand why we had to check your background, hmm? And I hope you also understand why I am — as a father who grew up without parents — am so protective of my children and especially my daughter.

Ashland: I understand why her family is so insistent that she is in good hands.

Victoria: So now that you all know the whole story, I hope that will put an end to your questions — some of which have bordered on harassment.

Billy: Well, it’s a touching story. It really is, but it’s not exactly the whole truth, is it? I mean, we still don’t know how —

Victoria: You know, this is not a press conference, billy. Ashland is not being interrogated here. He’s sharing something painful about his past with us, not because he has to, but because he wants to put our minds at ease.

Nick: And because his original story doesn’t hold up.

Victoria: But he told you —

Victor: Victoria, we appreciate ashland’s candor, alright? But we still have questions.

Elena: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Elena: Sorry I’m late.

Lily: Oh, I’m sure you have a lame excuse, like, you know, you were saving lives.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, it was a tough shift, emotionally and physically. I am wiped out.

Lily: Oh, we could’ve postponed the meeting until you had a chance to get some rest.

Elena: No, no, actually, this meeting is what got me through hours at the hospital. I’m really excited about askmdnow. I’ve been jotting down notes in my phone.

Lily: Okay, well, I love the enthusiasm, but I don’t want you to burn yourself out before we even get started.

Elena: [ Scoffs ] Don’t worry. I’m fine.

Lily: Okay, ’cause I happen to be very close to the chief of surgery at memorial, and I don’t think he’d be very happy if i run one of his best doctors into the ground.

Elena: Oh, it’s okay. I’m just a little tired, but that’s what they invented coffee for, right?

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Moses: Yes, mom. I know. Yeah, I’ll tell him. Love you, too.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Was that sofia?

Moses: Yeah, she said to say hello.

Devon: Tell her “what’s up.” You look like you got some good news.

Moses: The best. She said I could stay in genoa city.

Devon: She did? Nice, man!

Moses: At first, I was a little bit worried that she’d haul me back to new york because she was upset that I changed my mind about being a doctor.

Devon: Yeah.

Moses: But [Chuckles] It’s fine.

Devon: Nice, dude. Good for you, man.

Moses: Yeah. She even was a little excited that I’m gonna follow dad’s footsteps working at hamilton-winters. She said she always thought i had a good head for business.

Devon: Nice. Good head for business.

Moses: Yeah.

Devon: Alright. So you tell her that you’re gonna be focusing on the music side of the business?

Moses: Um, you know, that didn’t really come up.

Devon: Yeah, that’s what i thought.

Nikki: I agree with your father. Ashland revealed a very painful chapter of his life, but he had to have known that it would lead to more questions.

Ashland: Well, I assure you all that I am here to answer any question. I’m willing to subject myself to your scrutiny for victoria’s sake. And you don’t have to run interference for me. I can handle this. You do so much for me. Just let me do this one thing for you.

Victoria: Okay. The floor is all yours.

Ashland: So what is it that you would like to know?

Billy: Well, I think you should probably start —

Victor: Billy boy, this is my house. I ask the questions, alright? So, ashland, what happened to your parents?

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Moses: Here’s the thing.

Devon: Mm.

Moses: I didn’t specifically mention my interest in the music business to mom because it just wasn’t intentional.

Devon: Oh. So you accidentally didn’t tell her?

Moses: Yeah.

Devon: Uh-huh. That was our agreement, that you have to level with her about it.

Moses: I-I know. I will. Eventually. She got on a roll and she was just so excited by the fact that I got an internship at hamilton-winters. Means a lot to her, the fact that neil’s sons are working together at the same business that bears his name. She got choked up just talking about it.

Devon: Well, I mean, I’m sure she did. I understand that.

Moses: You do?

Devon: Of course. I feel the same way when I think about you working for the family business. It’s where you belong.

Moses: Thanks. And I just couldn’t bring myself to tell her that I’d be spending more time in the recording studio than looking at spreadsheets.

Devon: Mm.

Moses: Didn’t want to disappoint her.

Devon: Right.

Moses: You mad?

Devon: Uh, no, I’m not mad. I understand why you wouldn’t want to kill the mood.

Moses: Exactly. Yep.

Devon: Why you’d want to quit while you’re ahead.

Moses: No, unh-unh. I didn’t wimp out.

Devon: Uh-huh.

Moses: I swear. Okay, when the time is right, I’ll tell her. I just want to get some experience so I can talk to her about the specific stuff I’ve learned, and I know she’ll approve.

Devon: Okay. Alright, well, I think the odds are in your favor, and no matter what you end up choosing, neil would be very proud of you.

Moses: Thanks, bro.

Devon: Now, why don’t you get out of here? ‘Cause I know that there’s someone that you’re dying to share this good news with, and it ain’t me.

Moses: [ Chuckles ] Alright, I’ll see you, man.

Devon: Alright, see ya.

Faith: Dr. Hastings.

Nate: Hey, faith. How’s my all-time favorite patient doing?

Faith: Never better. My new kidney is crushing it.

Nate: Oh, good to hear.

Faith: Latte with almond milk?

Nate: Am I that predictable?

Faith: When it comes to coffee, yes.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Faith: If you’d like, I could whip up something new, surprise you.

Nate: No, you know what? Let’s not get too crazy. I will stick with my usual. It’s good to see you doing well and hard at work.

Faith: Yeah, I’ve almost saved up enough money to pay back the fine from when i wrecked my grandpa’s truck.

Nate: Good for you. I’m sure your parents are pleased that you followed through with that.

Faith: Yeah, I had to prove to them that I’ve learned from my mistakes and that I’m really going to change. And I kind of feel like I owe it to you and everyone else who helped save me to make good use of my second chance.

Nate: Well, it’s clear you’re making the most of it. And nick and sharon must be impressed enough that they eased up on your restrictions. I hear you’ve been spending a lot of time with moses.

Faith: Yeah, I don’t think i could’ve turned things around without him. He’s, like, the best possible influence and the best…friend. Yeah, he’s really just all-around the best.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] No arguments from me.

Faith: I really hope that you’re not disappointed that he decided that he didn’t want to be a doctor.

Nate: Oh, no, no, I just, um — I want moses to find something that makes him happy. And it looks like that’s gonna be music. And you. I hear you two have a big date coming up.

Faith: You heard about that?

Nate: Mm-hmm, he’s been talking about it. Thank you.

Faith: Oh, yeah, it should be fun. Did he tell you what he had planned?

Nate: Uh, he did.

Faith: It’s gonna be great. I’m really looking forward to going to that place. You know, the place.

Nate: Yeah, that’s not gonna work. Moses told me it was a surprise. You’re getting nothing from me.

Faith: I had to try.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashland: When I shut the door to my past, it was meant to be permanent. I was angry. For my father, obviously, but also for my mother. I was angry at her for not protecting me, for making excuses for that man, and for her own choices. She could stand there and look at me, 90 pounds of her, with a black eye and a split lip, and blame me for provoking him. That’s why I cut all ties. I severed as fast as I could. I wanted nothing to do with them. And I lost track of them. I avoided going to my hometown or anyone that came from there.

Billy: And they never reached out to you? Never once, not even when you made it big?

Ashland: No, billy. My mother and father, we didn’t run in the same circles, you see. They didn’t really keep up with the latest happenings on wall street, what was going on in the media world. Because even if they did, they probably wouldn’t have recognized me because I wasn’t the same scared, scrawny kid.

Victor: Well, ashland, once you were successful, did you have the desire to let them know about it, maybe even rub their noses in it?

Ashland: Well, the thought crossed my mind more than once, and then it was always followed up by another thought. They didn’t deserve any part of the success that I had earned in spite of them.

Nick: And you never looked into what became of them?

Ashland: I didn’t care. But when I got older and i started to understand the dynamics of abuse, I wanted to reach out to my mother. I wanted to let her know that i understood that she was scared and that she felt as helpless as I did. I wanted to forgive her. But it was too late ’cause she had died a few years before, as had my father.

Nikki: I’m sorry you never got the chance to reconcile with her.

Billy: If you did want to pay respect, where would you go do that? Are they buried somewhere? What’s the name on their headstone? You didn’t actually tell us their name. In fact, you haven’t told us your real name either.

Ashland: My god, you’re right. I didn’T. And I’m not going to.

Elena: This is exactly what i needed — just a jolt of energy.

Lily: Good.

Elena: Is that a new bracelet?

Lily: Yes, actually, it is.

Elena: Mm, I love it. From billy?

Lily: No, it’s from mattie. It was a thank-you gift for helping move her in to her new apartment in california.

Elena: Oh, she has great taste.

Lily: Yeah, thanks.

Elena: Is she all settled in?

Lily: She is, yeah, but, i don’t know, I worry about her. She’s like you, she’s an overachiever. And she’s at stanford, and there’s a lot of opportunities for her, so she kind of feels like she has to take advantage of all of them, you know?

Elena: Yeah, I totally get that. It’s so hard to say no.

Lily: I know. I knew you’d understand. But she’s very driven and focused, but also very shy, so she doesn’t really go out, you know? She doesn’t go to any parties.

Elena: I feel like that’s what all college students tell their parents.

Lily: No, I know, I know, but I believe her, I do.

Elena: Well, what about her academics? Is she happy with those?

Lily: Uh, yeah, but she has to pick a major soon, so I think that’s really stressful for her.

Elena: Huh. I remember hearing that she was thinking about law school. Is that still where her head’s at?

Lily: Well, I think that’s because I was facing charges, ’cause she also wanted to be a doctor as well, and either of those, I mean, you can pretty much, you know, get your undergrad in anything. So I think all the options for her are really overwhelming.

Elena: I remember being that age, just thinking that you have to have it all mapped out, and then you don’t realize till you’re a little older that there’s a little more flexibility with being an adult. You can kind of make it up as you go.

Lily: I know, that’s what i told her. I told her that, you know, i changed my career several times. You don’t have to have all the answers. I don’t know, I just wish she would ease up on herself and just have some fun, you know? It’s so important at that age.

Elena: Well, if you want me to talk to her about med school, just let me know. I’m available. Askmdnow is more than just a website, right?

Lily: Aww, thank you. That’s very sweet of you.

Elena: Of course. Us smart and shy girls have to look out for each other.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: As parents, i completely understand your concern that your future son-in-law’s past is so mysterious. That’s why I’m here. I felt I owed you the truth.

Nikki: But only part of it.

Ashland: Nikki, it wouldn’t serve any purpose to reveal my parents’ identities. They were miserable people and made bad choices, but I have no desire to see their names dragged through the mud.

Victor: Well, that is very generous of you. But, ashland, you have to understand, you know, our desire to know everything about your family we can. Otherwise, we don’t know you.

Victoria: You do know him, dad. He’s ashland locke. In the same exact way that you’re victor newman. You both chose to reinvent yourselves and you’ve both become wildly successful because of it.

Victor: Victoria —

Victoria: You of all people should understand.

Victor: We still have questions.

Victoria: Well, there shouldn’t be any. Ashland has lived a very public life for decades. That is track record enough for anybody. Why you need to know more painful things about his childhood, more than he’s already told you, is beyond me.

Nick: Because we don’t know anything about his early career, after he changed his name.

Ashland: Nick, you, your father, billy, and whoever else has gone over this history with a fine-tooth comb. There’s nothing illegal or nefarious here, and I feel the same way as victoria does. Enough is enough.

Billy: But it’s not. And you have an opportunity right now to tell us who you really are. Because if you don’t, I’m gonna find out anyway.

Ashland: That’s not gonna happen because I’ve taken the necessary steps to keep that information private.

Billy: Well, I think you underestimate me.

Ashland: And I think it’s the other way around. You see, to you, this story is something salacious to be put on your website as click bait, but for me, this is deeply personal and really painful. You see, billy, not all of us were fortunate enough to have john abbott for a father.

Billy: Okay, so am I supposed to feel guilty about having a loving family? Am I supposed to feel bad that i didn’t have a miserable childhood so I just let you off the hook? Is that it?

Ashland: I grew up in hell, and I’m done with it. You see, and I will be damned if I’m gonna revisit that so your sorry ass can sell some ad space.

Billy: You at least should’ve been honest with your future wife.

Victoria: Well, this is between ashland and me, billy. It’s none of your business.

Billy: So now you’re okay with your man hiding things? This is who you’re gonna lower your standards for?

Victoria: Oh, believe me, I’ve raised my standards considerably since you and i were together, and ashland makes me feel like I’m respected.

Billy: Okay, look, I’m just trying to find out who the guy really is, alright? And if you tell the truth, ashland, then there would be nothing to hide.

Victor: That’s enough. I suggest we all keep our voices down. You’re guests in the house, alright? All of you. So you will not be part of this if ashland and victoria had not invited you here. Alright? And by the way, the only reason you’re in this house is because you happen to be the father of her children. You’re not part of this family. You got that?

Billy: You telling me you’re satisfied with —

Victor: Don’t you raise your voice with a guest of ours. Is that clear?

Billy: You believe that story, victor?

Victor: No, what I believe is that we should support victoria. That’s it. That clear?

Victoria: Thank you very much. Now, I hope that we can put everything else behind us and focus on what really matters.

Here’s candice…

Moses: Hey.

Faith: Hi! Hungry? Thirsty? What can I get you?

Moses: You know, actually, i just came to see you.

Faith: Oh.

Moses: And to thank you.

Faith: For what?

Moses: Well, all the coaching. You taught me how to handle things with my mom. It paid off.

Faith: No way. She’s letting you stay?

Moses: Yeah, you guessed it.

Faith: That’s great! Oh! I’m so happy.

Moses: I’m so happy you’re happy.

Faith: Now when we go out, it’ll be an actual date and not a going-away party.

Moses: Yeah.

Faith: I was kind of dreading that.

Moses: So was I. And that’s why I haven’t scheduled anything yet. I hope you didn’t think I was blowing you off.

Faith: I knew you’d come through. And nate was just in here talking about it, so I took that as a good sign.

Moses: What? You’re telling me nate was in here blabbing about our date?

Faith: Don’t worry, I tried to pry information out of him, but he was onto me. His lips were sealed.

Moses: That’s good. I have everything lined up, so i don’t need him ruining the surprise.

Faith: This date is the kind of thing that needs things lined up?

Moses: Oh, absolutely. But I just need to make sure you’re free next weekend.

Faith: I’ll clear my calendar. But…

Moses: But what?

Faith: I don’t know if I can wait that long.

[ Chuckles ] The suspense is killing me.

Elena: It’s so different now with social media.

Lily: I know. I mean, I get in trouble with the internet, you know, when i was a kid, and it’s like I can only imagine what it’s like for them now, but —

Elena: Hey.

Lily: Hello.

Nate: Well, hello, ladies.

Elena: What a pleasant surprise.

Nate: Well, I just stopped by your place. I figured you got caught up at work.

Lily: Well, I mean, she’s still at work.

Elena: Yes, we’ve been brainstorming askmdnow.

Lily: Well, we started that way, and then we kind of got sidetracked when elena woke up. And, mr. Chief of surgery, you’re working this girl too hard. She’s probably gonna go from here to volunteer at the clinic.

Elena: I am not. I’m gonna go home and take a much-needed nap.

Lily: Well, no more double shifts for her. She’s gonna run herself into the ground.

Nate: Oh, no one wants that.

Elena: Lily, we don’t even joke about nate pulling strings for me because it wouldn’t be fair to anyone else, so if i have to work a double, I work a double.

Lily: Yeah, no, I understand. Billy and I have to also figure out that, you know, balance between personal and professional.

Elena: Yeah, but it’s a little different because you guys are co-ceos. It’s a bit trickier with nate and I because he’s my boss.

Lily: I get it, I get it, but I want you to maintain a work-life balance. Or in your case, a work-work-work-life balance because you have three jobs with your work at the clinic.

Elena: Don’t worry about me. I’m fine.

Lily: I know. Okay, well, I have to go. It was good to see you. I’ll see you later, and get some rest, okay?

Elena: I will.

Lily: Alright, bye, guys.

Nate: Bye-bye.

Elena: By the way, I wasn’t complaining about my schedule to lily. She just took it upon herself to protect me. I know if you have to schedule a double, you’re doing it because it’s absolutely necessary.

Nate: Okay, but has anyone at work been commenting about our relationship?

Elena: No, no one’s said anything directly, but there’s a feeling out there. People are a lot more careful around me. I guess it’s awkward being the boss’ girlfriend.

Nate: Well, I’m sure that’ll all go away once people see that I’m not going to abuse the power of my position.

Elena: Well, I certainly hope so.

Victoria: Come on. Sit down over there. Just sit down. You need to rest. You need to really just rest after that [Sighs] Stressful family meeting.

Ashland: Well, it was worth it. It was something that needed to happen.

Victoria: Well, I’m glad you think so. I was really impressed by the way you were able to delve into your painful childhood history. It was all for my sake. You know, I would’ve been totally fine if you refused to answer all of their questions.

Ashland: No, no, no, no, you are going to need your family’s support as we get closer to the wedding. You know, when I was younger, i might have gone with a “you and me against the world” attitude, but…I couldn’t put you in that position now.

Victoria: What do you mean?

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I’m not gonna be around forever. We know that. You family’s gonna be there for you when I’m gone, and you need them. I don’t want their attitude to be “thank god we got rid of that guy.”

Victoria: You’re so clinical about all of this.

Ashland: Well, it’s the best way for me to get through it. And it seemed as if your family was finally ready to put aside all their suspicions about my past. Now that I bared my soul.

Victoria: I think they saw you the way that I see you — strong, very resilient. Even after all of the emotional trauma that you’ve been through in your life, you still have the ability to — to feel things so deeply.

Ashland: What matters most is that they know how I feel about you.

Victoria: I think they all got that.

Ashland: Except in billy’s case, I don’t think that is going to work in our favor.

Victoria: Well, he doesn’t really matter.

Ashland: You must have realized by now that his paranoia, as far as I’m concerned, stems from his own jealousy.

Victoria: I don’t know about that.

Ashland: No, I do. He doesn’t want anyone taking his place in your life. Is now a good time for a flare-up?

“The young and the restless”

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“The young and the restless”

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Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Nikki: Hey.

Victor: How was your meeting?

Nikki: It was okay.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: It was nothing that would take my mind off of victoria and ashland. But after everything we just heard, I don’t understand how you can be okay with her marrying a man we don’t even know his real name.

Victor: Yeah, well, hmm. I understand your question. I mean, he glossed over the details of his past life, i understand that, but on the whole, I was alright with it.

Nikki: You were?

Victor: Yeah, because, you know, his story seems to be similar to mine. Really, I mean, anyone who changes his identity, changes his name obviously is trying to cover up a very painful childhood. And if anyone understands that, it’s me. And, you know, he probably was bullied as a kid. They probably made fun of him because he came from nothing, poor background, so now he became a very successful businessman, almost a tycoon, and I understand how victoria would be impressed by that. I do.

Victoria: Billy is a pain. He’s not jealous. Believe me, he has no lingering romantic interest in me.

Ashland: No?

Victoria: No, no, he just — he hates it when he’s wrong. Billy is stubborn and he’s frustrating, that’s all, and i doubt that anything he heard today is gonna convince him to back off.

Ashland: Probably just the opposite.

Victoria: I don’t think that he liked being dressed down by my father either. So you are just gonna be one more thing that billy and i argue about. He’s just gonna keep turning over rocks until he finds something that he thinks proves him right yet again.

Ashland: Well, that’s the behavior of an addict.

Victoria: Yes, I know, it’s what’s driven him to gamble all of those years. Always thinking that the next bet is gonna be the winner.

Ashland: Mm-hmm. I know the type. I definitely made a mistake inviting him to the family conversation. But there’s a way to rectify that error.

Victoria: What’s that?

Ashland: I need to talk to billy one-on-one.

Billy: Which is exactly why we couldn’t find anything out, right? Right. So take the information that i gave you, keep digging, and let me know if you find anything else. Great, thanks.

Lily: Was that about ashland?

Billy: Yep.

Lily: What happened at the ranch? Sounds like you learned a lot.

Billy: Oh, I wouldn’t say that.

Lily: What do you mean?

Billy: Basically, ashland spun this whole long story about his childhood, which could be true or it could be complete garbage. Either way, I left there with more questions than answers.

Lily: So what did he tell you?

Billy: [ Sighs ] In short, ashland locke said ashland locke doesn’t exist.

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Victoria: I really don’t think it’s a good idea for you to confront billy.

Ashland: My darling, I am just not accustomed to sitting around doing nothing while someone else is making a nuisance of themselves.

Victoria: Well, getting in his face is just going to encourage him. It’s just gonna be proof that he thinks you’re hiding something. You know, you’re going to leave him with the impression that he’s in control of the situation and that he’s forcing your hand.

Ashland: [ Scoffs ] I really don’t care. I just hate that you have to go through all of this crap. I mean, we’re supposed to be in the middle of planning a wedding. This is just not fair that billy is inserting himself in our life this way.

Victoria: Fine. Let’s just drop the whole thing. Let’s talk about cake design or floral arrangements or something like that. I know, let’s call nate and elena and see if they’re, you know, available to have dinner with us. Positive people who support us. Anything but wasting anymore time on billy.

Ashland: No. It was my mistake to include him earlier. I thought being courteous and polite was the way to go. Clearly, that only emboldened him. I need to correct that error and put him in his place. I promise you that billy will not walk away from this conversation feeling like he’s in control this time.

Nikki: I agree with you that ashland’s accomplishments are very impressive, but I don’t think that’s the issue. Is it really a good idea for victoria to marry a man who has not been completely transparent with her?

Victor: But, sweetheart, if victoria were here, she would say that’s none of our business. Our choice is to either approve of the marriage or not. That’s all.

Nikki: And you obviously do.

Victor: Yeah, I’m inclined to. I really am. I must say that I think he loves her and she loves him. I can sense it between the two, you know? And you must remember that he chose to go into chemotherapy so he could spend more time with her. I mean, that’s an extraordinary decision.

Nikki: I agree with you on that.

Victor: See? He values her. That’s important to me. And that certainly is very different from the last guy she was with, right?

Nikki: So the best thing about ashland to you is that he’s not billy.

Victor: You bet that helps. Billy boy abbott, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, never accomplished a damn thing. Caused more messes and asked more people to clean up for him. He’s just a ne’er-do-well. From what ashland told us today, I think, as a kid, he was more of a man than billy boy will ever be.

Lily: Wow, so ashland ran away from home, he changed his name to escape his abusive father, and never looked back. How did this story stay hidden for so long?

Billy: Because it’s a classic rags-to-riches story. Everybody loves that. It’s the american dream, so nobody looked into it, until now.

Lily: Well, I guess your instinct that locke was hiding something was right.

Billy: Ah. You gonna trust my gut feeling now?

Lily: No, ’cause I have my own instincts that tell me when you’re completely full of it.

Billy: Okay, well, fyi, my gut is telling me that there’s more to come.

Lily: Yeah, your gut and the fact that ashland never revealed his real name.

Billy: There’s a lot he’s not telling us, lily. I mean, there’s no way to know if this story about his father is even true. I will say that it resembles victor’s coming-of-age story perfectly. You should’ve saw the way victor was looking at him, like he was a long-lost son. And nikki, I mean, she had an abusive father, so I’m sure she’s buying into it, as well. Lily: So, what, you think he made this story up just to play to their sympathies? I mean, that’s pretty cynical.

Billy: All I’m saying is that I’m not taking it at face value, and we need to keep investigating.

Lily: Okay, well, think about this. What if the story is actually true? What if he did, you know, escape this nightmare childhood just to survive, and now we’re hounding him in the final moments of his life for no good reason? Your mission:

Elena: Um, I think I need to go back home and get to bed or I’m gonna fall asleep at this table.

Nate: Okay, okay. Go home, take a nap, and then we could go to a movie or grab a drink later.

Elena: I don’t think i should.

Nate: Are you turning me down because of the vibe you’re getting at work?

Elena: No, not at all. I’m just exhausted. I think I need more than a nap. I think once I put my head down on the pillow, I’m not gonna wake up until the morning.

Nate: Okay, sleeping beauty. Go get some rest. I’ll check in tomorrow, and we’ll make plans.

Elena: Thank you. I look forward to seeing you when I’m awake.

Nate: Sweet dreams.

Elena: Enjoy your lunch.

Victoria: Ashland just left, so if you have any more questions for him.

Nick: Nope. Here to see you. Just want to make sure you’re okay.

Victoria: I’m fine. Actually, I am completely annoyed at the moment.

Nick: With me?

Victoria: No, with billy. He’s acting like an entitled little brat. Yeah, I know, he owns a media company, but that does not give him carte blanche to go snooping around into people’s private lives.

Nick: You know, vick, he might be doing it for the right reasons.

Victoria: Well, ashland doesn’t think so, and that’s where he is right now. He went to find billy and to make that clear to him.

Nick: That is not gonna end well.

Victoria: Well, nick, it’s my last resort. I don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried everything to get billy to stop snooping. Maybe he needs to hear it directly from ashland. But ashland has enough going on to worry about right now.

Nick: So do you.

Victoria: I know.

Nick: Well, that’s what i came to talk about. Not billy. I just want to make sure you’re alright. I mean, it’s got to be a shock to the system to find out this guy that you love has this whole history that you don’t know anything about. How you doing with that?

Billy: There’s a lot of “ifs” in that hypothetical, and I am not harassing ashland. I am simply and discreetly looking into his past, and if there’s nothing there, then we walk away.

Lily: Really?

Billy: Yes. But that’s an easy promise for me to make because I believe that there’s more there.

Lily: Your gut again?

Billy: That’s right.

Lily: Just because ashland didn’t give you the complete story doesn’t mean there’s something more sinister going on. We have run stories about women who were fleeing abusive relationships, and they changed their identity for survival.

Billy: I understand that, but locke’s father is dead, right? So there’s no threat. Why not just tell us your real name?

Lily: Just because locke is a public figure doesn’t mean that every aspect of his life is news. I mean, his childhood should be private. I don’t want to publicly reveal the most painful moments of a dying man’s life.

Billy: I’m not out to embarrass locke. I’m not out to cause him pain. I’m simply looking for the truth, and if it’s not news-worthy, then we don’t run it.

Lily: Which brings me to my next issue. I don’t think that your interest in this story is professional.

Billy: Okay, I see where you’re going, and I don’t like it.

Lily: If anyone but victoria were with ashland, would you care this much?

Ashland: I can answer that. No, he wouldn’t care a bit.

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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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Billy: Hey there, Nikki. Nice to see you out and about. No Victor?

Nikki: I’m just picking up a quick bite for us.

Billy: Mm. Well, I’m surprised you have time to even eat, with everything you’re juggling, your high-powered job, you’re a wife, mother, grandmother extraordinaire. You are a real superwoman.

Nikki: Just a woman, actually.

Billy: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. So, how’s the wedding plans coming?

Nikki: Please don’t pretend to care. I know you’re only hoping to find a reason to blow Victoria’s wedding out of the water


Billy: Well, Nikki, I am simply doing my job as the head of a media company, and this wedding is making headlines.

Nikki: Mm-hmm. For the right reasons — two notable people getting married, a high-society affair. But your personal agenda should not be making news. But if you hurt my daughter in the meantime, I promise you, you will regret it.

Billy: Well, threat noted. But let me be very clear. The last person I want to see hurt is Victoria. I’m actually on her side. And I’m surprised that you’re not more concerned about who Ashland Locke really is.

Nikki: I happen to trust Victoria’s judgment.

Billy: So, you’re not the least bit worried that there’s basically no documented history of the first two decades of his life? I see. Victoria didn’t share that information with you, did she?

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Adam tells Connor that he and Chelsea are not going to be living together anymore once she returns to town. Connor doesn’t take the news well and blames Adam and Sharon for breaking Chelsea’s heart. Connor runs off to the park where Sally finds him and texts Adam that Connor is in the park. Sally tells Connor that he will survive this bad news. Sharon is jealous when she sees Adam smile while Sally is talking to Connor.

Billy and Nick won’t stop until they find out Ashland’s secret. Lily worries that something will happen to Billy if he continues to dig into Ashland’s past. Ashland gets another text c message saying he is a hard man to track down but he will be found.

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Phyllis: Hey.

Nick: I thought that I would come to the gym and try out that new trainer you hired.

Phyllis: Oh, good, good. Tell me what you think. Although you could show him a thing or two.

Nick: Well, flattery will get you everywhere.

Phyllis: I mean, I know ’cause I’m up close and personal with all of your muscles.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Alright. Well, I’ll give you the full report when I’m done.


Victoria: You know, there are times when you think you’re being so, so charming, and yet you are so far off the mark. It makes me wonder if you even know what the definition is. And take my word for it. It’s not your most endearing trait.

Billy: Well, I’m in the media business. I don’t need to be endearing. It’s not exactly in the job description. But let’s just squash that for now. You still haven’t told me why Nate — or how Nate — became Ashland’s new bff.

Victoria: They’re not bffs. Ashland is giving money to the hospital. They happen to have a few things in common. They’ve hit it off. Oh, I’m sorry if that’s not scandalous and titillating enough for you to feed your readers. But that’s not gonna stop you from digging, is it?

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Moses gets approval from Sofia to stay in Genoa City and pursue his internship at Hamilton Winters but he doesn’t tell her his plans to work in the music division of the company. Moses goes to tell Faith the good news and asks Faith for a date next weekend.

Nate is worried because Elena continues to be very tired. Ashland tells Billy, Nick, Nikki, and Victor the same information about his life he told Victoria earlier in the day. Billy is still suspicious of Ashland because he refuses to tell them his real name or where his parents are buried. Ashland heads to Chancellor Communications to have a talk with Billy to stop digging into his past.

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Devon and Mariah, agree to be Dominic’s godparents but Mariah isn’t happy that Abby wants to hire a nanny to take care of Dominic. Mariah is upset with Tessa because Tessa told, Abby she is struggling to deal with the trauma of her kidnapping.

Nick asks Jack if he thinks he and Phyllis are a good couple. Jack advises Nick to just be happy with Phyllis and consider his relationship with her a blessing. Jack struggles to hold his feelings for Phyllis inside, as he has memories of when Phyllis accepted his marriage proposal.

Ashland tells Victoria that he had an abusive alcoholic father and he grew up very poor. Ashland also tells Victoria that he did odd jobs to survive and when he was twenty he got a job at the tv station owned by his mentor Camilla Rhodes. Ashland decides to invite Billy, Nick, Nikki, and Victor to the house and tell them the truth about his past.

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Nick: Hey.

Phyllis: Hey.

Nick: I thought that I would come to the gym and try out that new trainer you hired.

Phyllis: Oh, good, good. Tell me what you think. Although you could show him a thing or two.

Nick: Well, flattery will get you everywhere.

Phyllis: I mean, I know ’cause I’m up close and personal with all of your muscles.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Alright. Well, I’ll give you the full report when I’m done.

Phyllis: Okay. Hey! What brings you by?

Jack: I’m surprised you have to ask. I’m here to apologize.

Victor: Ashland. Sorry to keep you waiting.

Ashland: No problem. Thanks for inviting me. So, what is this about? Board business for newman media?

Victor: I thought you and i should get to know each other a little better, considering we’ll soon be in-laws. It’s not always about business, you know.

Ashland: You know, if i hadn’t heard you say those words myself, I would never believe it.

Victor: Well, maybe we’ll surprise each other today.

Billy: Well, I am glad I ran into you. I have a got a bone to pick.

Victoria: About what?

Billy: I ran into dr. Nate hastings, and he said he got a personal invitation from ashland to your big tuscany wedding. I checked the mail — nothing for me. So, what’s up with that? What did nate do to earn this special consideration?

Victoria: You know, you make me wonder why I put you on the guest list in the first place, since every time you see me, all you do is dig for dirt that you can publish about my fiancé.

Billy: You seem annoyed. Usually you like sparring. We can end this quickly and quite simply, really, by just telling me about ashland’s history. And I will be out of your hair. I promise.

Abby: I think this goes here.

Mariah: Hey, can I help you with that?

Abby: I think I got it. Thanks.

Mariah: Oh, you know what? I think I see what you —

Abby: I said I got it. Thank you. There we go. All set.

[ Sighs ] It’s such a nice day outside, I’m gonna take dominic for a walk through chancellor park.

Mariah: Yeah, that sounds lovely. Uh, have a great time.

Abby: We’ll see you later.

Mariah: Mm-hmm.

Abby: Let’s go, honey. It’s so pretty outside.

[ Door opens ]

Tessa: Hey, mariah.

[ Door closes ] Mariah? Oh, honey. What happened?

Chelsea: [ Laughs ] That’s so funny. I can’t wait to talk to him about it. I’m — I’m just so happy that connor had such a great time at camp.

Adam: I think it’s time that we tell him the truth about where things stand with us.

Chelsea: Now? U-um…aren’t you rushing things?

Adam: He deserves to know what’s going on with his family, chelsea.

Chelsea: But so much is still up in the air.

Adam: With us? Chelsea, come on. We have talked about this already.

Chelsea: I guess I just thought, with time, things would get better.

Rey: Oh, there you are.

Sharon: Hey. Um, this is a surprise.

Rey: Well, I thought I’d stop by during my break and see you. But I was the one who got surprised when the barista said that you had to step out. Been running errands?

Sharon: Uh, yes. And no. It wasn’t exactly an errand. It was just something that i felt I needed to do. I went to see adam.

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Adam: Look, chelsea, we have had a long and complicated relationship. But I think that we need to go our separate ways now, apart.

Chelsea: But what about connor? I mean, shouldn’t we at least try again, for his sake?

Adam: I know you, chelsea. I can hear it in your voice that you still think it’s possible. But, honestly, I’m surprised to hear that because it wasn’t that long ago that you wanted me out of your life so bad that you thought sending me to prison was the answer.

Rey: Adam. And you went to see him because…?

Sharon: Well, you know why. We talked about it. He wanted some advice on how to talk to connor about the changes that are happening in his family right now, and you’re the one who urged him to not put that off.

Rey: You’re right. I suggested it thinking, again, there were plenty of other people who could give him guidance besides you.

Sharon: Yes, but…

Rey: I know. I know. It’s just in your nature to — to want to help. And that’s one of the things i love most about you. But I have a question. And it’s the same question i have had from the beginning and still have to this day. Will adam ever be out of our lives? You know, I was hoping to spend a little time with you during my break, but now I have to head back to the station. Otherwise, I’ll be late. I hate leaving this like this.

Sharon: Well, why don’t you stay for a few minutes?

Rey: Why? I’ve said my piece. I don’t think it’s gonna change anything, but, uh… I had to say it. I’ll see you tonight.

Victoria: You know, there are times when you think you’re being so, so charming, and yet you are so far off the mark. It makes me wonder if you even know what the definition is. And take my word for it. It’s not your most endearing trait.

Billy: Well, I’m in the media business. I don’t need to be endearing. It’s not exactly in the job description. But let’s just squash that for now. You still haven’t told me why nate — or how nate — became ashland’s new bff.

Victoria: They’re not bffs. Ashland is giving money to the hospital. They happen to have a few things in common. They’ve hit it off. Oh, I’m sorry if that’s not scandalous and titillating enough for you to feed your readers. But that’s not gonna stop you from digging, is it?

Billy: I am curious about your relationship for a few very good reasons, and our readers are curious about ashland’s past. The question is, why are you not curious?

Victoria: Don’t you dare presume to know what I care about or what I don’T. But by all means, please feel free to assume that I’m really tired of this little fishing expedition of yours. Feeling stressed in your skin?

Phyllis: Oh, listen. You don’t — you don’t have to apologize to me.

Jack: Well, I said a lot of things last night, and I didn’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable.

Phyllis: Oh, you didn’t make me feel uncomfortable.

Jack: Well, you had every right to be. You’re with nick now, and i was —

Phyllis: Being candid. That’s all. Listen, yeah, I’m with nick. You didn’t make any declarations that you were coming after me. You were just telling me what was in your heart. Listen.

[ Sighs heavily ] We’ve known each other a really long time. You don’t have to apologize for simply telling me your truth.

Jack: Okay. Just to be clear, I was apologizing for possibly making you feel uncomfortable, not for the things I said last night. They were true then. They’re just as true now.

Phyllis: Well, I’m glad you got that off your chest.

Nick: Hey, guys.

Phyllis: Hey!

Jack: Hey.

Nick: Am I interrupting?

Phyllis: No. We’re just talking about stuff.

Nick: Well, I have some news that I think both of you are gonna like. I just got a text from summer. She said it is time to make some travel plans for her civil ceremony with kyle.

Jack: I am looking forward to it.

Phyllis: That is amazing. I’m so excited. I’m so excited. All of these weddings in italy. Kyle and summer and then ashland and victoria in tuscany.

Nick: Yeah. I like it. There’s a lot of love in the air.

Mariah: I’m fine.

Tessa: Really? Because you seem pretty upset.

Mariah: Abby and bowie — sorry, dominic — they were going out, and the stroller just — and I — I just wanted to help, and…

[ Sighing ] Mm. Okay. Abby was taking the baby to the park. And it was gonna be his first time seeing it, and I’m sure it was gonna be awesome. And — I don’t know — I just got so sad when I watched them walk out the door.

Tessa: Because?

Mariah: I don’t know.

[ Voice breaking ] I have no idea.

[ Sniffles ] It’s just a feeling that is so…hard to describe. And I — I worry, I guess. And I don’t know why.

Tessa: Well, I mean, after what stitch put you through, it’s only natural. It’s got you looking over your shoulder. You’ve got a lot to put behind you.

Mariah: Yeah. [ Sniffles ] I do. A lot.

[ Sighs heavily ] There’s just this thought that i cannot seem to shake, no matter what I do, and I feel so bad thinking about it while I’m living in abby’s house and… have you — no.

Tessa: What?

Mariah: Abby’s history is the reason why bowie and me were put in jeopardy, you know? Her relationship with stitch. All of it, it — it led to me carrying the baby when she needed a surrogate. And then stitch comes back into town, and he brings chaos and disaster. He still wants abby, and he’s willing to do crazy, terrible things to get her back.

Tessa: Stitch was troubled. But he made his choices. You’re not blaming abby, too, are you?

Mariah: [ Sniffles ] Rinsing the dishes before they go in the dishwasher?

Victor: How’s your treatment going?

Ashland: Thank you for asking. I have to admit, uh, there’s been some rough days, some, uh, difficulties to conquer, but i do believe the treatments are, um, helping me along. The days after the treatments, I’m feeling better, stronger.

Victor: Glad to hear that. Tell me about your early days in business.

Ashland: Well, the question is, where to start?

Victor: Well, how about the beginning? Now, I’ve always been interested in the early careers of successful businessmen, you know?

Billy: Maybe I am fishing a little bit. But it’s not like I’m casting my line blindly, not knowing what I’m about to get. As of right now, I am simply confirming things that I’ve already learned. And I’m trying to fill the holes.

Victoria: Such as?

Billy: Such as the fact that ashland doesn’t even seem like he existed before he met his mentor — camilla rhodes.

Victoria: That is patently ridiculous.

Billy: Mm. Is it really? I mean, we haven’t been able to find a birth certificate on the guy. He talks about in interviews how he lost his parents when he was a teen. We can’t find a death certificate for them, either, at least not under the names that he’s provided. So you tell me if that’s not weird.

Chelsea: Well, it seems like you’ve already made up your mind. I just thought, after everything we’ve been through together, something this important would warrant a longer discussion. I don’t know, adam. I thought maybe we would at least try, for connor’s sake. But, yeah, if this is where we stand, then, yeah, we need to talk to connor.

Adam: Good. I was hoping that you would agree.

Chelsea: But we have to do this the right way, adam. I mean, I’m here. You’re there. You have to at least wait until I come home. We can talk about it together.

Adam: Do you have any idea when you’re coming back?

Chelsea: I — I don’t know. Since we last spoke, anita has taken a turn for the worse. She fell again. She re-injured herself trying to do too much.

[ Sighs ] Coming up with a timeline right now is quite difficult.

Adam: But we have to try, right?

Chelsea: My mom doesn’t have anyone else that can take care of her. She won’t let me hire a nurse to pitch in, much less full time.

Adam: Chelsea, you’re just going to have to insist. It’s just that simple.

Chelsea: Well, adam, my mom is insisting that I take care of her, okay? And I can’t just walk away.

Adam: Even though you know it’s anita just being anita?

Chelsea: What are you saying? What, you think she faked her fall to keep me from leaving?

Adam: I’m saying that I don’t want to wait. It’s not fair to connor. I don’t want to dictate, but it seems like the only solution is for me to deal with this myself.

Chelsea: Okay, can you just hold on a second, please? Stop barreling through this.

[ Stammers ] Then bring him here. We can talk about it together. Please, adam, I have to be a part of the conversation.

Adam: I’m not saying no just yet, but there are problems with coming to minnesota, too. What if we tell him we’re goingthere and then he’s gonna get his hopes up for all of us to be together? He’s gonna be crushed when he realizes what the trip is all about.

Chelsea: You are coming up with any excuse to cut me out of this. You won’t come here, but you won’t wait. I’m stuck, and you are refusing to compromise.

Adam: I’m not trying to be cruel. I’m just trying to do what’s best for our son.

Chelsea: No, you’re just thinking about what’s easiest for you.

Adam: No, I’m no– like many people with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis

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Sharon: Sally! What can I get for you?

Sally: You know, I’m getting kind of bored ordering the same old thing. I feel like something different, surprising, a real pick-me-up. Do you have any suggestions? What is your personal favorite?

Sharon: Oh, I’ve got a lot of faves.

Sally: Well, pick one for me. I love the vibe here. But I must say I was a little surprised when I heard that you were running this place ’cause the first time I heard your name was back when I was an avid reader of restless style. Do you miss working in fashion?

Sharon: Not at all. I, uh, have a degree now, in psychology, actually, a master’s degree. And along with owning and running this place, my life is quite full. I’m very content.

Sally: Well, it seems like you have it all then — great career and a handsome husband.

Sharon: I guess I do. Enjoy your latte.

Sally: Thanks. Mm! Adam. You have to get sharon to make you one these iced lattes. They are delicious.

Adam: Huh. Nobody beats crimson lights. Uh, I think chloe was looking for you at the office.

Sally: Oh. Better get back then. Do you want me to wait for you?

Adam: Oh, no, I’m not, um — I’m not gonna be headed back right away.

Sally: Oh. Too bad. My loss.

Sharon: So…how’s she working out at newman media?

Adam: [ Clears throat ] She’s very enthusiastic.

Sharon: She definitely comes off that way, but she also comes off like, uh…a handful.

Victor: I take it you are familiar with my early days?

Ashland: If you’re asking me whether or not I’ve read your biography, the answer is yes.

Victor: Ah.

Ashland: You grew up without parents in an orphanage, a father who deserted his family and a mother who promised she’d come back for you but never could. You left the orphanage as a teen and changed your name and took charge of your life, laying the groundwork for the empire that you would build. Quite a story.

Victor: Boy, you read it, didn’t you? That’s very nice. Thank you. Did any of it resonate with you?

Ashland: Sure. But of course there are differences. However, like you, I, uh, had to jump-start my life as a teen.

Victor: Uh-huh. So, what was your relationship with your parents like?

Ashland: I was as close to them as any kid could be at that age. They were well-meaning people, but a book about my life would not be as gripping as the biography of the great victor newman.

Victor: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: The interesting part of my story begins with the accomplishments that made me the man I am today. But that was then, and this is now. Maybe I’m saying this in light of my diagnosis or how victoria has been so key in teaching me how to live in the moment. But I feel the need not to look back, to never look back.

Victor: Hmm. And you don’t think that those early experiences made us who we are today?

Victoria: Billy, this is just such an alarming story. I mean, it’s far too big for chanccomm alone. I’m gonna have to alert the major newspapers and the big networks. I’m gonna have to call the cable-news media. Ashland locke does not have a birth certificate, and you cannot find his parents’ death certificates. Oh, I know. Maybe he’s an alien from mars. I cannot believe that you think any of this is significant.

Billy: I cannot believe that you don’T.

Victoria: We’re talking about documents from years ago. Everything was on paper. I mean, maybe it’s buried in a warehouse somewhere, or maybe it’s simply missing.

Billy: Yeah, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe. That’s what lily said.

Victoria: Well, you know what? I knew she was smart. So I wonder — what is she doing with you?

Billy: That’s funny.

Victoria: Seriously, though, billy, if these hard-to-find records are the best that you have, then you’ve wasted enough of my time, not to mention your own time.

Billy: Look, victoria, I am not looking for reasons to doubt your fiancé. They just keep falling in my lap.

Victoria: Yeah, because you’re seeing what you want to see. If you would just stop this ridiculous search for something bad, then we would all be a lot better off.

Billy: That’s not what I’m doing.

Victoria: And I’m warning you. You better not be saying anything negative about ashland to our children.

Billy: Do you honestly think that I would do that?

Victoria: I don’t know what you’re capable of, billy, not when it comes to ashland. You’re so obsessed, I have to wonder. But if you keep this up, then i will let you know what I’m capable of.

If you have postmenopausal


Phyllis: Hey, what do you think about this dress for summer’s civil ceremony? What do you think about that?

Nick: It’s nice.

Phyllis: Yeah. I mean, or this one right here. I mean, it’s a far cry from the veil that she has, but, I mean, this is sort of how I envision her looking for her big day.

Nick: Yeah. It’s pretty.

Phyllis: You could pretend to be interested.

Nick: What? I-it’s, uh, you know…

Phyllis: Nice and pretty. Right.

Nick: Yeah. Look, whatever you pick is gonna be amazing.

Phyllis: What about my dress? I’ll give you a fashion show later, and you can decide.

Nick: Sounds fun.

Phyllis: “Fun”? Really? That’s all you got for me?

Jack: Imagine my luck, running into both of you.

Abby: Ah, dominic, look! It’s uncle jack.

Jack: Hey, dom! How you doing, buddy? So small. So perfect. It’s a miracle. There’s no other word for it. It’s a miracle. A baby is the greatest gift anyone can get. Chance enjoying the pictures of his son?

Abby: Pictures? Um… well, honestly, he doesn’t even know he’s been born yet.

Jack: Wait, there’s no reaching him at all? Oh, abby, I’m so sorry. Wow. That’s got to be tough.

Abby: It is, yeah, but, you know, in the meantime, um, i have a great support system at the house. And, well, dominic — he fills that void.

Jack: Okay, I don’t know how I would get word to him, but, you know, I have some connections if you’d like me to try.

Abby: Oh, uncle jack, that is very sweet, but we’ve been going through christine and her contacts, and, honestly, if they can’t find him, I don’t think anyone can. And I don’t really want to put chance’s safety at risk.

Jack: Yeah, I get that. I know what it’s like to be far away from someone you love. It’s only got to be harder when you have no idea where they are and you can’t communicate with them.

Abby: Yeah. It just breaks my heart that chance doesn’t even know he’s a father. This waiting — it’s killing me.

Jack: Well, at least you have this bundle of joy to hold tight while you wait.

Abby: Yeah. Yeah, and I know that chance — he’s gonna be home soon. He’ll do whatever it takes to get back to us. And dominic is not gonna miss out on one bit of love. Everyone in the house is gonna make sure of that.

Mariah: I just hate having these thoughts. I feel so awful and so ashamed. I mean, do I blame abby? No, of course not. But — no. Mariah, shut up. Just stop talking.

Tessa: Mariah, you don’t have to hold back with me. I’m here to listen. You can anything you feel. Sometimes you have to say things out loud just to understand them. You’re scared.

Mariah: I am. I’m terrified.

Tessa: Of stitch?

Mariah: [ Sniffles ] I mean, everybody keeps reassuring me that he’s gone and he’s not coming back, that they’ve beefed up security around here and that he wouldn’t risk it, but what if he does? What if he comes back anyway?

Tessa: Well, he is a wanted fugitive, and the police are looking for him. None of us will be fooled again. Besides, chance will be back eventually, and stitch will realize that he has no shot with abby.

Mariah: I know, but that could take weeks, even months. I mean, who knows how long. I want to be brave. I promise. I really, really do. But I am just so afraid.

[ Voice breaking ] I feel like i used up all of my bravery in that room. And I have so many thoughts in my head that are fighting for attention, and it is drowning out all of the good things around me.

Tessa: I just wish you could see yourself from my perspective. You’re so full of these emotions and nerves. It’s overwhelming. It takes you to these bad places that you just can’t seem to get beyond.

Mariah: I don’t know what to do.

Tessa: I think you need some time and some space to work through everything. Hey…why don’t we go somewhere and do something? It could be a really good distraction. What do you say?

Mariah: No. Uh…no, I’m — I’m sorry. I’m just — I’m not — I’m not really feeling up to it. Uh, I actually think I’m gonna take some time alone.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Phyllis: Okay. Um, something’s going on. And it’s not just, you know, my offer of a lingerie fashion show. Something is distracting you.

Nick: No. In fact, I think you should expand your show to everything that you plan on wearing in italy, including all that sexy lingerie you like to wear.

Phyllis: Alright, you have something on your mind, and it’s not just lingerie.

Nick: I’m just — you know, I’m very happy with what I’m feeling these days, you know? It’s comfortable, and I’m very content. We’ve got all this flirtation and fun going on.

Phyllis: Yeah. I mean, fun is sort of our thing, right?

Nick: Yeah. But it’s not all we have, right?

Phyllis: I mean, I don’t think it is all we have. I mean, I think we have a really good balance of love and fun. And we’ve been through a lot. I think that we’ve paid our dues. So this is easy, right? I mean, we don’t — we don’t have to work so hard anymore, right?

Nick: Yeah. Um… I’m glad to know that we’re on the same page about where things stand with us this time around, you know? I guess we’re lucky like that.

Phyllis: Hey. Hey. I do feel lucky. And I feel grateful.

Chloe: I’m gonna run the numbers by adam, get him to sign off. It’s always a good idea to loop in the boss, be sure he knows that we’re being careful with his money.

Sally: I just left him at crimson lights with sharon.

Chloe: Did you, now?

Sally: You know, I’m still a little bit in the dark about some of genoa city’s past history. What is the deal between the two of them? Did I hear that they were involved once?

Chloe: Ugh. Unbelievable. You actually have a thing for this guy, don’t you?

Sally: Wh– no. I-I was just curious, is all.

Chloe: Yet here you are, doing recon about whether he still has a thing for sharon.

Sally: I’m telling you I was just curious. I thought I picked up a vibe between them.

Chloe: Well, you definitely did. They have a complicated and profound relationship. The thing that blew up chelsea’s relationship with adam was — you guessed it — sharon. Their vibe or connection or whatever you want to call it pushed my friend right to her limits and right over the edge. Adam can’t seem to get sharon out of his system. And he probably never will.

Sharon: What’s that smirk about?

Adam: I’m just amused by your take on sally. She certainly doesn’t inspire neutral opinions and definitely gives people something to react to.

Sharon: Yeah, well, what I’m reacting to is her obvious crush on you.

Adam: [ Scoffs ] Sharon. You are letting your imagination run away with you.

Sharon: No, I don’t think so, adam. See, I’m very good at picking up on things like this.

Adam: Well, it wouldn’t even make a difference either way because right now I am focused on my son and my business. So, thank you again for the advice with connor, but after the conversation that I just had with chelsea, the last thing i need is to get involved with another complicated woman.

Sharon: Maybe it’s the complications that make it interesting.

Adam: Hardly.

[ Sighs ] No, the truth is, it’s me, actually. I am the problem. I failed with you. I failed with chelsea. How am I supposed to put somebody else through that inevitable train wreck? It’s not fair to anyone. I have enough on my plate. I’m fine being alone…for now.

Sharon: You know what, adam? Sometimes that’s the best approach.

Tessa: Hi. I heard you guys had an outing to the park. Was it a nice day?

Abby: It’s so beautiful outside, and you should have seen little dominic. I know he’s probably still too young to understand everything, but he just seems so curious about his new environment.

Tessa: Well, um, mariah and i had a talk while you were gone, and it was pretty difficult. Uh, I think seeing you leave with dominic triggered some things.

Abby: Really? She seemed fine when we left.

Tessa: Yeah, but she’s not. She’s scared. She’s worried. It’s the kidnapping, obviously, but she’s missing dominic, too. She’s struggling, abby. I know you’ve seen it, too. And it’s not getting better. It’s getting worse.

Abby: I know that she’s strong, but I don’t know how anyone can hold up after everything she’s been through.

Tessa: I’m just happy that it didn’t break her completely.

Abby: Look, I love mariah so much, and I am forever grateful for everything that she’s done for us. There’s got to be something we can do to help her through this.

[ Keys clatter ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

[ Exhales heavily ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Keys clatter ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Hi. I’m sorry. I didn’t hear you come in.

Ashland: You are okay?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I am now. I, um — I just had an encounter with billy that kind of left a bitter taste.

Ashland: Why do I get the sense it’s about me?

Victoria: Oh, come on. I mean, you know billy. It’s just more of the same. He’s always trying to make trouble where there isn’t any, and now he’s convinced that you’re hiding something from your past.

Ashland: Ah. Well, what did billy uncover to make him think something like that?

Victoria: It’s actually what he didn’t uncover that has him all concerned. He’s just making a big deal out of the fact that he can’t find any evidence of your birth, no hospital record, no certificate, nothing, and — and he can’t find anything about your parents’ death, either. And, um — ugh, it’s ridiculous. And I told him so.

[ Cellphone pings ] Did you hear me? Don’t you have anything to say about billy’s latest inanity?

Ashland: Uh, I-in fact, I do.

[ Sighs ] Billy isn’t wrong. There’s something you need to know.

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Ashland: There you are.

Victoria: Oh, thank you. You’re smart, you’re handsome, and you know how I like my coffee. You are a triple threat.


Ashland: I wanted somebody that mattered to both of us going forward and not someone from my past.

Victoria: Well, I guess Nate qualifies.

Ashland: Indeed he does. I was thinking of asking Victor, but, uh, he’s walking you down the aisle, I’m assuming. Jack Abbott — well, that’s a complicated dynamic. And of course there’s always billy.

Victoria: What?!

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] I’m kidding.

Victoria: Oh, good. I thought you were serious.

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