Y&R Transcript Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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Nikki: Victor? Car will be here any minute. We don’t want to be late. Making everybody wait for us. Victor! Where are you? Oh, for heaven’s sake.

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: Dad. What are you doing here? I thought that you and mom were supposed to be on a flight to europe.

Victor: I just wanted to say hello, you know. Plans haven’t changed. That’s the advantage of having one’s own plane.

Victoria: Oh, that’s true. Well, I’m glad to hear it. I think that it would be good for you both to get away for a while. In fact, I’m very jealous.

Victor: I would’ve invited you. Wish you’d come along, but you’re busy with the merger.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Yes, well, thank you so much for your flowers of congratulations. I hope that the sentiment behind it was sincere.

Victor: I am full of admiration. I mean, you parlayed your connection to ashland locke into this fantastic merger.

Victoria: You know, you make it sound like it was purely a calculated move on my part. That’s not how it happened.

Victor: What, don’t you disappoint me now. Do you mean it was ashland locke’s idea?

Kyle: Ashland, what can I do for you?

Ashland: Tara, we need to talk!

Kyle: She’s dropping harrison off at a play date.

Ashland: Are you behind this?

Kyle: Behind what?

Ashland: Are you trying to steal my son from me in my last days?

Lily: Okay, katie is on the bus on her way to camp. How is johnny?

Billy: He’s alright. His stomach’s a little upset still. Sorry if I kept you up last night taking care of him.

Lily: Oh, no, it’s fine. I’ve been up many nights with sick kids. And the good thing about twins is that when one gets sick, the other one gets it a couple days later, so… poor johnny.

Billy: Yeah, he was trying to be brave, but I think he’s given up on that finally.

Lily: Oh. Well, I’m really sorry to leave you alone to deal with all of this.

Billy: No, it’s alright. I’ll hang out here. I’ll take care of him, get him a little more fluids and some crackers and toast maybe, and of course, favorite book of riddles to keep him laughing.

Lily: Aww, cute. I want to hear one.

Billy: Oh, yeah, you want to hear his favorite one?

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: “Why’d the cookie get sick?”

Lily: Why?

Billy: “Because it felt crummy.”

Lily: Ohh! Good job. Delivery was great.

Billy: Did I sell you on that?

Lily: [ Laughing ] Yeah.

Billy: Yeah, the big question is why is johnny feeling sick and is it because of all the change that’s going on around him?

Phyllis: Okay, so what’s happening? Tell me everything. Any new developments?

Summer: Mom, you were just here. Not much has changed in a couple of days.

Phyllis: Yeah, I know, but i was just, you know, wanted to talk about stuff going on with you to take your mind off of your homesickness.

Summer: Well, I mean, news from home would probably be more effective. Don’t you think?

Phyllis: Okay. I mean, everybody knows about the newman-locke merger. You want to hear about that?

Summer: Mom, I can read all the business articles I want. I want to know how everybody there is doing.

Phyllis: You mean how’s kyle doing.

Summer: Among others. You know, I want to hear about how you are and how my family is, but, I mean, if you have information about kyle…

Phyllis: Well, tara is still at the abbott house. She’s still ensconced at the house with her kid, if that’s what you want to know. I mean, it’s amazing. She’s like one of those scavenger fishes that hooks on to the side of a whale or a shark.

Summer: God. I guess I was right about that one.

Phyllis: You called it right. I mean, it’s gonna last forever, summer, honestly. The abbotts are lovely people, but they see through — and they will see her true colors very, very soon. I promise you.

Victoria: Well, somehow your congratulations just transformed into a disappointment.

Victor: Sweetheart, there’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of a situation. Get what you want when the opportunity presents itself.

Victoria: Right, like you did when ashland had a heart attack.

Victor: Let’s not let this conversation descend into an argument, okay? That’s not what I intended.

Victoria: Well, what did you intend?

Victor: I intend to come here to tell you that I admire what you’ve done, to congratulate you. That’s all.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Thank you for saying that.

Victor: But don’t you get hurt.

Victoria: What do you mean?

Victor: [ Sighs ] Ashland locke is ill. We all know that, okay? A man in that situation looks for comfort and for affection and all that, you know?

Victoria: So you think that ashland giving me his company was a ploy to get closer to me and to move in here with me?

Victor: What do you mean move in here with you? Ashland locke moved into your house with your kids?

Victoria: That’s right. I assumed that mom had told you.

Victor: No, she did not. Sweetheart, I don’t want you to get hurt.

Victoria: Oh, wow. I can’t believe this. You and billy are actually on the same page. He gave me the exact same warning. I wish people would stop saying that ashland is taking advantage of me. Do you think that people maybe consider for one minute that he’s the one who tried to push me away and I chose to stay by his side?

Victor: I don’t think that’s wise.

Victoria: You can’t praise me for pulling off the coup of the century on one hand and then say that I’m weak and naive on the other hand. I’m neither of those things, dad. I know what I’m getting myself into. My relationship with ashland, it’s intense and it’s wonderful.

Victor: Intense and wonderful. I see. Don’t you think this all happened rather fast?

Victoria: I think that you and mom should go on your romantic getaway and don’t worry one minute about me. I will be here enjoying my merger, both professionally and personally.

Victor: Well… good luck with everything, okay? Don’t you get hurt. I’ll see you when I come back, alright?

Victoria: Alright.

Victor: I love you.

Victoria: Love you.

Kyle: Ashland, no one is trying to steal harrison from you.

Ashland: The petition that tara filed with the court seeking sole custody says otherwise.

Kyle: I think you need to discuss this with her.

Ashland: I want answers now, and she’s not here. So if you want to be harrison’s one and only father figure, why don’t you act like it and start talking?

Kyle: She’s worried about harrison. He was upset by what he saw in the park. There were tears afterwards, and he’s been having bad dreams ever since.

Ashland: Bad dreams? I-I… I had no idea. But that hardly — that hardly warrants tara seeking sole custody.

Kyle: She just wants to protect harrison. That’s gonna be harder and harder to do as your health deteriorates. He’s gonna see you in physical decline, and that’s gonna be upsetting for him.

Ashland: That’s not nearly as upsetting for him as it will be if I disappear from his life entirely.

Kyle: I’m sure tara doesn’t want to completely keep you away from harrison. She just wants more input about when and where you see him.

Ashland: Hmm. So in other words, tara is angling for me to beg on my hands and knees every time i want to see my child.

Kyle: No, if you could just get past your initial anger and think about what’s best for him, you could see she has a point.

Ashland: My initial anger is nothing. You just wait until I get warmed up a little and really lean into it.

Kyle: Oh, be reasonable, ashland.

Ashland: This is my illness. Now, I need to be the one to break the news to my son, and i need to spend every moment that I can with harrison. So you tell me, kyle, who’s the one who’s being unreasonable?

Phyllis: Hey, tara. Hey. Um, what are you doing here, another spa day?

Tara: Oh, I just dropped off harrison. He had a play date nearby. Thought I’d stop in for some coffee.

Phyllis: Oh, okay, great, great. I’m wrapping up a call with summer. Do you want to say hi?

Tara: Oh, that’s alright. I’ll leave you to it.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: Uh, what was that? You were being very sweet to her.

Phyllis: Shh, shh. I’m being civil. No need to be unkind.

Summer: Okay, you’re up to something.

Phyllis: Why would you say that? No, I’m not.

Summer: Mom, just leave it alone. Okay? What happened was meant to happen. Just promise me you’re gonna drop it.

Phyllis: Oh, baby, summer? Summer, I can’t see you anymore. I can’t hear you.

Summer: Mom, I know you can see me.

Phyllis: Babe, I can’t see you or hear you anymore. Okay? I have to go. Have a good day. Okay, honey? Crystal, can you fix this? Tara, hey. Listen, I just wanted to apologize for that thing I said yesterday.

Tara: You mean when you accused me of trying to take sole custody from a dying man?

Phyllis: That. That. I’m sorry, I’m just… [ Sighs ] I’m just so concerned for all involved.

Tara: I understand.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. And it must be so difficult for you, trying to protect your son from the pain of a dying parent. I mean, I sympathize. And I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I just feel bad, so there’s something that I need to confess to you.

Tara: What’s that?

Phyllis: I only pretended to befriend you.

Billy: Johnny gets like that. He knows that there’s change and upheaval going on around him, and he kind of takes it on. He’s a sensitive kid.

Lily: So you think ashland moving in is causing his symptoms?

Billy: I mean, I do, yeah. That, and being asked to bring more of his stuff here because this will be home base for a while. I think that he knows there’s a lot going on and, I don’t know, more than he’s being told.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, kids are pretty intuitive. But all we can do is just make johnny as comfortable as possible and make this a safe haven for your kids.

Billy: Thank you.

Lily: For what?

Billy: For you. For everything you do. [ Doorbell rings ] You expecting someone?

Lily: Mm, no.

Billy: Hey.

Victoria: Um, I got your text about johnny. I just wanted to stop by and check on him.

Billy: Yeah, please, come in. Sorry, I didn’t want to alarm you. I just wanted to let you know that he wasn’t feeling well.

Lily: Hey. Well, I have a meeting to get to, so I will see you later. Good to see you.

Billy: Okay.

Victoria: Likewise.

Lily: Bye.

Billy: Bye. I’ll see you in a bit. So I think johnny feeling upset has to do with —

Victoria: All the changes in his life. Yes, I know. I know. I heard your theory before.

Billy: Right, well, I don’t want to dismiss it. I think it’s proving itself to be true right about now.

Victoria: I agree with you to a certain extent, and I’m going to — to work hard to reassure him that he’s loved and that these changes are not for the worst, despite the fact that everyone thinks that I’m making such a terrible mistake.

Billy: Look, I meant what i said yesterday. I saw a different side of locke and your situation, and I was wrong to question your — your generous decision and wrong to question your ability to handle yourself.

Victoria: Thank you for that. Now I just have to try to get my dad on board.

Billy: Ooh, good luck with that.

Victoria: Yeah, I know. It’s gonna be rocky for a while.

Billy: Yeah. Well, I’m here for you. If you need anything — extra help with the kids or whatever — don’t hesitate to ask.

Victoria: Thank you. It’s sometimes a little tougher than I let on.

Billy: Can I ask you a question? If locke wasn’t dying, would you see a long-term future with him?

Victoria: [ Scoffs ] Are you asking if this was a fling that turned into something more serious because of the circumstances?

Billy: I’m just wondering. You don’t have to answer if you don’t want. And I’m not judging. I guess I’m just curious.

Tara: You were only pretending to be my friend? I don’t understand.

Phyllis: Yeah, just listen. When I saw you getting closer and closer to the abbotts, it set off alarm bells for me. I’m so protective of jack. And of kyle. And I just didn’t want them to be manipulated or taken advantage of.

Tara: That’s not what I’m doing.

Phyllis: I know. You see, when you said that — that thing to me yesterday, that we’re not that different — remember when you said that? — It just triggered me, and i realized that I was projecting all of my past history onto you. [ Sighs ] I did some pretty bad things in my past, things I’m not proud of, and I used to say, “oh, I’m just protecting someone” or “it’s a defense mechanism.” All of that was a lie. It was a lie. I was just selfish.

Tara: And you thought that’s what I was doing with kyle and jack?

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. But I realize now I’m wrong. Anyway, I’m sorry. I apologize, and if you never want to talk to me again, i totally understand.

Tara: I appreciate you coming clean.

Phyllis: Okay. [ Chuckles ] Thank you. It feels good to come clean. Anyway, alright, I’ll get you some coffee. Alright, and, um…thank you for listening to me. I really appreciate it. You know, as a show of gratitude, I’m gonna give you this helpful tip. Avoid sally spectra like the plague.

Kyle: What are you doing here?

Sally: I was just looking for jack. I know he’s been working from home a lot to be close to harrison.

Kyle: Well, he’s not here now, but before you go, I want to make it clear how I hate the way you dive-bombed back into my father’s life.

Sally: Oh, that’s a funny way to put it.

Kyle: Ah, there’s nothing funny about you taking advantage of his loneliness and forgiving nature.

Sally: I didn’t take advantage of anything, kyle.

Kyle: I don’t buy that. And I plan to remind him just how opportunistic you are every chance I get.

Sally: Well, there is nothing that you can tell jack that he doesn’t already know. I think that you might be projecting your own loneliness on your father, since summer left you — again.

Kyle: Okay, don’t push me. I’m already making inquiries into precisely how this amazing job on another continent landed into summer’s lap.

Sally: You don’t have faith in your ex’s abilities?

Kyle: Oh, of course I have faith. I know she was hired because she deserved it, but then you ended up with summer’s old job at jcv — the very position you’ve coveted since you came to genoa city.

Sally: And I’m crushing it.

Kyle: Mm, but the suspicious part is just before summer got her big job offer, you flew to la.

Sally: What’s so suspicious about that?

Kyle: Well, you flew to la, land of the fashion royalty forresters, the very land you fled and hated. So, sally, what was that trip about?

Sally: I went to la to visit some old friends. I know it might seem impossible to you that I still have friends there, but I do.

Kyle: No, not impossible. Just unlikely.

Sally: I also had a couple of meetings to make some connections for fenmore’s and jcv. So, mystery solved.

Kyle: Hmm, maybe.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I know you’re not gonna listen to me, but you should stop blaming summer leaving on anyone else but the two of you. And your connection to tara locke and your son.

Moses: Hey, lily.

Lily: Moses! Hey!

Moses: Actually, I’m — I’m glad I ran into you. I-I need your advice.

Lily: Okay. Sounds serious. What’s is about, school or your internship?

Moses: Actually, girls. One girl in particular — faith newman.

Nikki: What’s wrong?

Victor: Nothing.

Nikki: But that look on your face. Oh, darling, please tell me you’re not gonna try to postpone our trip again.

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Nikki: Where were you?

Victor: Why the hell didn’t you tell me that ashland locke had moved in with our daughter?

Nikki: My god, he did already? I didn’t think it was gonna be so soon. I actually wasn’t sure if it was gonna happen at all, because i assumed that billy would object to it all on —

Victor: What the hell is useless billy boy abbott gonna do to prevent victoria from inviting ashland locke to live with her?

Nikki: Actually, I wasn’t hoping that billy would put a stop to it.

Victor: What in the world are you talking about?

Nikki: I’ve come around to victoria’s way of thinking on this.

Victor: Oh, for heaven’s sake. You’re in agreement with this domestic arrangement?

Nikki: Yes, I am.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Victoria: Okay, well, he’s finished his crackers. That’s a good sign.

Billy: It is a good sign. I’m sure seeing mom made him feel better, as well. And it gave you a perfect excuse to dodge my question.

Victoria: I was hoping that maybe you would let it go. [ Sighs ] But I can answer that question. [ Sighs ] What I have with ashland, it — it started off casually, but then my feelings just kept getting stronger and stronger for him. I mean, honestly, I’m as surprised as anyone about it. Yeah, you know, it’s different from any other relationship that I’ve ever had. There’s — there’s a lot of depth to it. Not to take away from what you and I had, of course.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] I get it. Ashland and I are nothing alike. It makes me sad to think that you, uh — you don’t have much time together… because I can tell — I don’t know — I can hear it in your voice that, uh, you’re serious about him.

Victoria: You know, maybe you are onto something with your question about what our relationship would be like if he was healthy. It might be more serious than it would have been otherwise, but we just don’t have that much time together. And…the urgency has made it pretty powerful.

Billy: If you’re happy… I’m happy.

Victoria: That means a lot to me.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Look at us. We’re all grown up.

Victoria: Yeah. [ Chuckling ] Oh.

Tara: What do have against sally?

Phyllis: Uh, [Chuckles] Well, it’s not what I have against sally. I mean, everybody in town knows she can’t be trusted. Honestly, I misjudged you and your intentions completely. But with sally, I mean, everyone knows it’s all about sally, and everybody else be damned. Um, I even think she had something to do with my daughter’s sudden departure to italy.

Tara: You don’t say.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Ever since she came into town, she was competitive and antagonistic toward summer.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Tara: I had no idea.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Well, do with that advice what you will. [ Chuckles ] I’ll get your coffee.

Sally: What was that about?

Tara: Nothing to worry about.

Sally: Well, you might want to start worrying about kyle, then.

Tara: What do you mean?

Sally: Well, he seems to think I had something to do with summer running off to italy.

Tara: Well, you did.

Sally: But I didn’t pull it off alone. So you might want to talk to your new man and tell him to back off, because we’re in this together. So, if one of us goes down, the other follows. Sweet pillows of softness!

“The young and the restless” will continue.

[ Door closes ]

Kyle: [ Breathing heavily ] You okay? You look rattled.

Tara: Yeah. I’m fine. You don’t look like you’re in the best mood yourself.

Kyle: Ashland stopped by. Well, he never really stopped. He stormed in, furious that you filed for sole custody, made threats and accusations, then stormed out.

Tara: [ Sighing ] Oh. I’m sorry. I’ll deal with him.

Kyle: Yeah, what matters now is taking care of harrison. Ashland’s illness is public knowledge, and there’s a lot of speculation in the media that he’s dying. It’s inevitable that our son finds out.

Tara: We’ve done a good job protecting him. I even warned the parents at the playdate not to turn on the tv.

Kyle: Hmm.

Tara: And I do think the time has come for us to tell him ashland’s sick. But we need to do it the right way.

Kyle: I’m not even sure i know how to begin that conversation with him.

Tara: Well, we’ve done all the research for proceeding with a child his age, and I assume you’ve read those books that you bought on childhood grief.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Tara: We can do this.

Kyle: Yeah. When ashland was here, he again said that he wants to be the one to tell him. I can see his side of this.

Tara: That’s something to consider. Why don’t we go have a nice lunch and we can figure it out?

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Moses: Faith and I are friends — good friends — but i want to be more than that. Does that make sense?

Lily: Yeah, of course. I mean, faith is great. You know. And I know she’s been through a lot, but it seems like she’s kinda bounced back, right?

Moses: Yeah, and that’s one of the things I like about her. She’s so open about everything she’s been through. She’s nice, she’s smart, she laughs at my jokes. She really, really gets me.

Lily: That’s great. So, what’s the issue?

Moses: We talked about how we feel without really saying how we feel. Does that make sense?

Lily: Yeah, yeah, that makes sense.

Moses: Yeah, so, faith wants to go slow, which I respect that. But I don’t want to go so, so slow that I get stuck in the friend zone permanently.

Lily: Right. So, you want her to know that you’re not going anywhere but that you’re available and interested?

Moses: Right, while respecting her boundaries. How do I do that?

Lily: Well, I think you’re already doing that. You know, you’re respecting faith’s wishes. And to be honest, I mean, going slow isn’t the worst thing.

Moses: Yeah, but it’s not the best, either.

Lily: Well, I think, when a guy takes his time to get to know a woman, it’s very attractive and flattering.

Moses: Really?

Lily: Yeah, of course. And it shows that he’s interested, you know? And there’s things that you can do to show that you care about her without overstepping. You know, you could do little gestures or surprises. I mean, girls love that.

Moses: Okay, cool. You know what? That actually gives me an idea.

Lily: Oh, okay. Well, good luck. Keep me posted.

Moses: Yeah, thanks. I will.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Alright, see you later.

Moses: Bye, lily.

[ Cellphone dialing ]

Moses:Devon, it’s moses. Uh, give me a call when you can. I need your help.

Victoria: Hi. Did you get everything done that you needed to do?

Ashland: No, not even close. I’ve been looking for tara. [ Sighs ] She seems to be avoiding me.

Victoria: After what she pulled, I wouldn’t be surprised.

Ashland: I absolutely have to be the one to tell harrison about my illness. And now it seems like I might not be able to do that.

Victoria: What’s really upsetting is that tara agreed to joint custody, and now she’s filing this ridiculous petition. It’s — it’s disgusting. No judge is gonna take a dying man’s son away from him.

Ashland: Well, I wish it were that simple.

Victoria: Look, I know that kyle is the biological father, but you’ve been harrison’s dad all his life. And the court will take that into account.

Ashland: I spoke to my attorneys. And they think [Sighs] Tara’s argument that my condition and impending demise might be too… disturbing for harrison could be problematic if presented to a judge, especially given that video from the park.

Victoria: That’s not fair. That video footage was taken out of context. She cannot take your son away from you, and I will help you fight her. [ Inhales deeply ] But, you know, [Sighs] It might help your cause if you — if you accept the treatment.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Ashland: [ Sighs ] The situation is becoming unbearable!

[ Table vibrates ]

Ashland: [ Sighs ] [ Sighs ]

Victor: I honestly can’t believe that you are in favor of ashland locke moving in with our daughter. What about katie and johnny?

Nikki: Well, of course I’m concerned about them, but I’m sure that billy and victoria will work together to make the change as easy as possible for them.

Victor: Billy boy abbott can’t even take care of himself, much less do what’s best for our grandchildren.

Nikki: Well, what do you propose we do about it? You think that we can change victoria’s mind about a man? How has that worked all these years?

Victor: [ Sighs ] Let’s get this straight, okay? I’m not against victoria having an affair with this ashland locke. But to move into her house with our grandchildren? You know how confusing that is for them? Besides that, you and I know that he is ill. How long will he be around? Meanwhile, she falls in love with him, and then what? She’ll have her heart broken.

Nikki: I understand. But she is going into this with both eyes open. Think of it this way. By opening her heart and her home to him, she’s doing something even bigger than her historic business deal. She is selflessly helping a man say goodbye.

Victor: Oh, come on. [ Sighs ]

Victoria: Just ignore them.

Ashland: I can’t pretend they’re not there.

Victoria: Don’t do anything that you’ll regret later.

Ashland: I won’t regret this. You’ve been hiding from me.

Tara: I’m right in front of you, ashland. I’m not hiding.

Ashland: This custody maneuver is your cruelest, dirtiest move yet.

Tara: I’m trying to protect harrison.

Ashland: Protect him? F-from me?

Tara: You didn’t see the terror in his eyes after the incident at the park. And if you don’t think your condition is going to get worse, you’re either in deep denial or you’re a fool.

Victoria: Okay, hold on a second. Ashland is nobody’s fool. You know that.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: Clearly, you’re not very bright if you think you can rip the boy away from his father.

Kyle: Victoria, don’t forget I’m harrison’s biological father.

Victoria: Yes, kyle, thank you, I know that.

Kyle: And tara is just trying to protect her son.

Ashland: You don’t know a damn thing about what she’s doing! You don’t know! I’m his father!

Victoria: Ashland, hold it. Take it easy. Just breathe. Just breathe.

Tara: Listen to victoria.

Victoria: Are you okay?

Ashland: Okay, I-I’m fine. I’m fine.

Tara: You’re proving my point. You’re not well. Do you want to scar harrison for life as he watches you fight to breathe?

Ashland: [ Breathing heavily ] I’m fine. Now, listen, this is not over. Not by a long shot.

Victoria: Come on.

Ashland: I will not let you steal my son.

Victoria: We should go.

Ashland: [ Breathing heavily ]

Tara: He truly despises me. I’m scared about what he’s gonna do next.

Kyle: Ashland was just lashing out. He’ll calm down and let the courts handle the custody issue.

Tara: What if he comes after me.

Kyle: We will battle him together.

Tara: [ Sighs ] Thank you, kyle. I’m so grateful that you’re in my life.

Kyle: I’ll do anything I can to keep our son safe. That includes protecting you.

Tara: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Billy: I didn’t expect you back.

Lily: Yeah, I, uh, got some chicken soup for you guys. I got a spicy one for you and a plain one for johnny.

Billy: That sounds good. Appreciate that. Thank you.

Lily: Mm-hmm.

Billy: I know you’ve had a busy morning.

Lily: I did, yeah. I, uh, had my meeting, put out a couple fires at work, grabbed lunch, and I helped moses with his love life.

Billy: Wow. You really can do it all.

Lily: Yeah, you know. Just want to do a little small gesture to show you and johnny how much I care about you guys. How’s he feeling?

Billy: He’s better. I think he’s sleeping right now. The visit from victoria put his mind to rest, I think.

Lily: Nothing beats a little tlc from mom.

Billy: It was good. We were able to, uh, you know, clear up some things between the two of us in a positive way.

Lily: Really?

Billy: Yeah. Believe it or not, I think she’s actually met her match with ashland locke. It’s sad because inevitably they won’t get their happy ending, but I know that she will — she’ll treasure whatever time they have left.

Lily: Yeah, my heart really goes out to her.

Billy: It makes me realize how fortunate I am.

Lily: Why?

Billy: Because I got my soul mate sitting right there.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: I have the tickets to the concert. Summer and noah’s gifts are in this big bag. We are all set. Aw, we should have left an hour ago.

Victor: Oh, shouldn’t worry about that, okay? That’s why I have my own plane. We can leave any damn time we want to.

Nikki: Are you still upset about victoria?

Victor: Yeah, I am. Okay? I just don’t like the fact that ashland locke is moving in with her.

Nikki: We have to trust her. Let her live her life. You told her today how proud you are of her. So be proud of the strength we have instilled in her.

Victor: [ Inhales deeply ] [ Sighs ] Alright. You convinced me. Okay, my baby. We will take our airplane and we will fly across the atlantic ocean and we will visit summer and noah, and we will find out what we have instilled in the next newman generation.

Ashland: I let tara and her lawyers get under my skin. [ Inhales deeply ] I’ve been feeling a little emotional these days. [ Sighs ]

Victoria: You don’t have to apologize.

Ashland: You know, all of my life, I’ve dealt with stress, and I think I handled it well. But facing all these [Sighs] Challenges all at once is starting to get to me.

Victoria: It’s okay, ashland.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: You’re not 100%, and we all know that right now. [ Sighs ] You know, any lesser man wouldn’t even be able to get out of bed in the morning.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] You always know what to say to me. Thank you. [ Inhales deeply ] I am so [Sighs] Happy that we found each other and that you’re standing by my side through all of this.

Victoria: I feel the same way.

Tara: I can’t believe how easily you calm my frayed nerves. It reminds me of our time in new york. Things were easier then. I know it sounds strange. We were sneaking around and worried about getting caught, but it was easy, compared to all this.

Kyle: I remember it being careless and shady. We weren’t thinking about other people at all, just our next stolen moment together.

Tara: True. But it was more than that.

Kyle: Getting caught all these years later created this huge mess we’re in.

Tara: Maybe we should have run away back then like we always talked about…

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Tara: …Leaving ashland and new york, genoa city behind us.

Kyle: Yeah. I wonder where we’d be if we had taken the plunge back then.

Tara: Paris, no question.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Tara: We’d be living on the avenue montaigne with harrison. I’d have grown my business. You’d be managing it.

Kyle: Oh.

Tara: Harrison would be bilingual. I mean, how cute would that be.

Kyle: [ Laughs ] “Oui, maman. Bonjour, papa.”

Kyle: [ Laughs ]

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Phyllis: Hey. Look at you two laughing and carrying on. This is super. Don’t let me interrupt.

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