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Phyllis: Uh, I’m sorry. Can I get back to you? I just got a huge surprise. Yeah. Right. Okay. Yeah, we’ll talk later.

[ Inhales sharply ] Mm! What are you doing here?

[ Laughs ] Why didn’t you call me?

Nick: I wanted to surprise you.

Phyllis: You did.

Nick: Who were you talking to?

Phyllis: No one.

Nick: Mm.

Phyllis: No one, no one.

Nick: No, no, no. It sounded like it was important.

Phyllis: No, it’s not important. You’re important. I’m so happy to see you. I want to show you how happy i am. Come on. Don’t you want to be happy?

Nick: Yes.

Phyllis: Ohh.

Tara: You want to know if you’re going to learn something about me that’s gonna make you or kyle regret your decision to let me move in here?

Jack: I need to know.

Tara: I’d like to say no, of course not. I mean, with my current complications, though, I can’t predict the future. No one can, and I am hardly perfect.

Jack: Phyllis is throwing around some pretty wild theories about you. Tara, we’re parents, and as parents, there is nothing we won’t do for our kids. Including sometimes pushing the envelope, doing the unexpected, doing things we might one day come to regret. It can happen to anyone.

Kyle: Who’s out to ruin your life, sally? I’m curious.

Sally: Well, I’m assuming you talked to jack. And just when things started to get back on track for us, phyllis started interfering, and this time, he’s actually listening to her, of all people.

Kyle: Dad’s known her a lot longer than he’s known you.

Sally: Yeah, then he should know that she’s a conniving, manipulative liar. Stealing phones and sending fake text messages, using security camera footage to generate a story where there isn’t one? When does it stop? Phyllis has been out to get me from the second I came to genoa city. She decided that I wasn’t good enough for her ex, and she’s not gonna stop until she keeps us apart.

Kyle: That’s what you think this is all about? You and my dad?

Sally: Of course.

Kyle: Then why do you sound so defensive?

Sally: Because victims sound defensive.

Kyle: Okay, maybe you’re right. You could be genuine and as innocent as you say you are. But from my experience with you, you’d sound exactly the same if you were lying through your teeth.

Ashland: Last but not least.

Victoria: The bedroom. Very smooth.

Ashland: Well, that was not my intention, I promise.

Victoria: Gosh, this is just incredible. I mean, this entire penthouse is nothing short of a masterpiece. And the views! I mean, you must be the envy of the entire building with that wrap-around terrace.

Ashland: Well, you know you’re doing something right when other people are jealous.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Oh, my gosh, is — is that an anne schwartz?

Ashland: You know her work?

Victoria: I can’t tell you the last time I was this close to one of her paintings. I mean, the — the use of light and color, and she just draws you in to all her paintings. It’s like you’re a part of the picture and not just a voyeur. It’s — are you okay?

Ashland: Yeah, I’m fine. Really, it’s passing already.

Victoria: Maybe we should’ve postponed the trip. Flying took too much out of you.

Ashland: It’s important that we came. I just needed to take care of a lot of loose ends, and business to attend to, houses to close. And I can’t wait to walk into my midtown office and introduce everyone to their new ceo.

Victoria: Well, I’m very excited to meet everyone. But would you please do me a favor?

Ashland: Ask away.

Victoria: Look, you can pretend that you’re okay to the rest of the world, but not with me. I want your authentic self.

Ashland: That’s a tall order. But I can never say no to you.

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Tara: Jack, I can tell that you want me to say something, to explain or open up, but I don’t know how to give you what you want.

Jack: All I want is for you to tell me the truth.

Tara: I am being as honest as I possibly can. But if phyllis wants to cause trouble, there’s nothing I can do to stop that, but that doesn’t make her right.

Jack: Okay. Okay, I’m glad we talked.

Lauren: Oh, hi.

Jack: Hi. Did we have an appointment to meet? I —

Lauren: Oh, [Chuckles] No. I’m here to meet tara.

Jack: Oh, well, I’ll give you your privacy. I was on my way out.

Lauren: Okay, alright. Well, hey —

Tara: So good to see you, lauren.

Lauren: Is he okay?

Tara: I don’t know what you mean.

Lauren: He seemed like he had something very serious on his mind.

Phyllis: So I want to tell you something, but I don’t want you to take it the wrong way.

Nick: I’m a big boy. Lay it on me.

Phyllis: You’ve been better.

[ Laughs ] I’m just kidding. No, um, you have to go away more often.

Nick: Why?

Phyllis: Because that was fun. That was really great.

Nick: It really was. I mean, I loved hanging out with summer in milan, and noah has got london dialed in, but I’m so happy to be here with you.

Phyllis: I’m happy to be here with you. Do you mean that?

Nick: Can’t you tell?

Phyllis: Do you want to prove it?

Nick: I’m sure I’d come up with something. But first, what I’d like is for you to tell me why you were in such a hurry to get me up here.

Phyllis: Um, wasn’t it obvious?

Nick: Eh…don’t get me wrong. Loving the welcome home party, but honestly, you couldn’t have gotten off that phone down in the lobby faster if you tried.

Phyllis: Because I was excited.

Nick: Then you changed the subject when I asked you about it.

Phyllis: Well, what are you insinuating, that I’m up to no good?

Nick: Really? After all this time, you have no idea how well I know you.

Phyllis: Alright. I have a story to tell you.

Sally: I wish I could find the right words to make you understand that I am being attacked for no good reason.

Kyle: Remember who you’re talking to. I’m not just jack’s son. I’m summer’s ex. Phyllis may not have proof about the stuff she’s saying about you, but if I had to do a blindfold test about who was telling the truth, well…

Sally: So it just doesn’t matter what anyone says about me, it’s just automatically true?

Kyle: No, you’re automatically suspect.

Sally: Okay. You don’t trust me. So be it. There’s nothing I can do about that, but give me one good reason that justifies believing phyllis over me.

Kyle: Maybe I don’t have any evidence at the moment, but you better hope I never find any.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Liberty mutual customizes car insurance

Ashland: One of the reasons for me coming here was to select a few of the items that really mattered to me and have them brought back to genoa city.

Victoria: I hope that painting made the cut.

Ashland: Well, the initial plan was to travel light and just bring back what was important to me. You know, I’ve been so busy, i never really took the time to look at that particular piece. But if you like it, that’s all i need to hear. It’s coming back. So now that I can really see it, thanks to you, it’s totally revealed to me.

Victoria: Well, what about your home in long island?

Ashland: Oh, there’s definitely nothing of value for me out there. The hamptons house was tara’s domain. Do you know that house was fully furnished before I even set foot in the door?

Victoria: So this penthouse was your favorite.

Ashland: Oh, nothing compares. I’ve always preferred it here. Manhattan has always been my base of operations, and tara was always spending the entire season out at the beach house. Little did I know, that made it a lot easier for her to have an affair with kyle.

Victoria: You know, second-guessing your decisions is just a waste of time. All you have is this moment and the next one and the one after that.

Ashland: So you’re saying that I should take it step-by-step, let go of the past.

Victoria: Precisely.

Ashland: Now, I’ve always been a man who strategizes 5, 10 years down the road, and that planning has always been the key to my success. Right now, all I care about is finding the recipe for happiness for as long as I have left.

Victoria: You want to make the most of it.

Ashland: Big, intricate plans do not interest me in the least. Being here in the moment with you is what feels really right. You know, it’s like finally looking at that painting, taking a good, hard look and seeing it for the first time… and being awed by its beauty.

Victoria: Weren’t you just a little fatigued earlier?

Ashland: I told you, I’m alright. Everything is always better when I’m with you.

Jack: Look, sally —

Sally: No, jack, please, before you say anything, just hear me out.

Jack: Okay, go ahead.

Sally: This is almost the exact time and place where we were supposed to meet for our date tonight. And here we are. Is it too much to hope that maybe you’ve reconsidered and you came to find me. Because that’s the jack that i know. The man who is fair and considerate and who would never judge without knowing all the facts. The man who I found so compelling and attractive the first time we met. And I still do. Look, if I did something wrong, I totally understand you pushing me away the way that you did before, but I didn’T. And I think deep down you know that. Or you would not have let me get this far. I’m right, aren’t I? We were having so much fun, weren’t we? What we have is far too special and rare to just throw away for no good reason.

Phyllis: So, those two little girls — those malicious little girls did something — they did something to drive summer out of town.

Nick: And they wanted her gone because…?

Phyllis: Because it’s so convenient. I mean, one got her job at jcv, the other one, she’s playing house with kyle.

Nick: Man, whoa.

Phyllis: “Whoa” is right.

Nick: Do you have any proof, or is this just a theory?

Phyllis: Well, I’m working on it. I’m working on it. I mean, what I did is I sent tara a text from sally’s phone, saying something like, “phyllis know about us,” just to see if tara would show up, and, oh, she was there in minutes.

Nick: Just go back to the sally’s phone thing. You had it. How did you get it, exactly?

Phyllis: Not important. Not important how I did it.

Nick: Seems important.

Phyllis: No, not very important. The point is they had this whole confrontation in the elevator, and I took that footage and i gave it to kyle and jack.

Nick: You think that’s crossing the line?

Phyllis: No, I don’T. They were in a public place. It’s on them. They should know what they’re doing.

Nick: Okay, right. Um, but it’s not really proof. Right? It’s just guesswork and circumstantial evidence.

Phyllis: So what? I have my outrage. That’s what I have. I have my fire in my belly. You should have that, too.

Nick: I’m as upset —

Phyllis: This is about our daughter.

Nick: I’m mad, too, okay? If this really happened, if they really did this to summer, i cannot believe it, but you need more than theories.

Phyllis: You want irrefutable proof, right? You want it, jack wants it.

[ Sighs ] I want it. I’m working on it.

Nick: Okay, how are you gonna make that —

Phyllis: Oh, I’ll tell you. I mean, I have this idea. Remember in italy, you said that I should take the next trip?

Nick: Yes.

Phyllis: Well, I’m gonna do that. I’m leaving for la tonight.

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Nick: What’s in la?

Phyllis: Eric forrester and angelina marchetti. That’s who I was talking to in the lobby.

Nick: And these are the people who are gonna fill in the blanks for you?

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. I’m hoping that they can give me the proof I need.

Nick: Alright. Talk me through this.

Phyllis: Alright. Well, it’s connected, okay? And just… [ Sighs ] How did summer get that job at marchetti? She’s running one of the biggest fashion houses in the world. How did she get that? She didn’t even apply.

Nick: She, uh — she was heading up jcv. That’s a very high-profile gig. Maybe her name just popped up on the right person’s radar.

Phyllis: Maybe. Or tara and sally were behind it. I mean, don’t underestimate sally spectra. And the other one, honestly, she cheated on her husband, she faked paternity. She can’t be trusted.

Nick: I agree.

Phyllis: Good.

Nick: Here’s what I don’t get, though. Our daughter is a fighter. Why would she give in to these two? She would fight to stay. She would retaliate.

Phyllis: What if she felt she couldn’t? What if sally and tara made it impossible for her to fight back? I mean, that would show you how far they’re willing to go to get what they want.

Jack: I appreciate all the kind things you said about me. And you’re right, I don’t like to judge people until I have all the answers. Everyone deserves a fair break and — this part I want to underline — there is a reason that I welcomed you back into my life.

Sally: Why?

Jack: You intrigue me. I haven’t been this attracted to anyone in a very long time. You’re bright, you’re funny, you’re talented, you’re spontaneous, you’re exciting, and you are very attractive. And I wish with everything in me that was enough. It’s not. I don’t know for sure if all of the things that phyllis alleges about you are true. I hope they’re not. But the fact that they could be, that someone could walk up to me and say, “sally did this horrible thing,” and immediately, that would give me pause. I would wonder, and that’s enough for me to not want to go any further with this.

Sally: So you can’t have anyone with a sullied reputation in your life?

Jack: Oh, sally, I have been there, done that. I know it sounds unfair, and maybe I’m wrong, but — but that’s the way it is.

Sally: No, okay, look, okay, so you didn’t trust my answer about the fake text message that phyllis sent from my phone to tara. Okay? And that’s really frustrating, but, I mean, i can’t force you to believe, okay? So we’re just gonna set that aside for one second because the real problem isn’t about the video of me and tara in the elevator, because without audio, we could be talking about anything.

Jack: That’s true, but you cannot deny you lied to me about tara showing you the text.

Sally: The actual issue here is whether or not I cheated my way into the top spot at jcv, and I did not. And there is proof of that. You can even ask lauren. She will tell you that summer recommended me for the job, which she would not do if I had done all of the things that phyllis said that I was doing.

Jack: I know lauren believes in you, and I know why. I also know what summer said. What — what you don’t understand, what — what I am struggling with right now is that doesn’t change who you are. It does not change anything I’ve said tonight.

Tara: Lauren, this has been absolutely enlightening, as always.

Lauren: And for me, acquiring a fabulous shoe line, I’m like a kid in a candy store.

Tara: Is this what it’s like to go shopping with you, fall in love with a dress and end up buying the boutique?

Lauren: Well, it has happened before, but… this is exactly how I want your new american customer to feel, like they have discovered the hot new thing.

Tara: I am excited about the possibilities.

Lauren: And I want to center the marketing around you.

Tara: Are you sure we should do that, given all the recent gossip surrounding me?

Lauren: Well, with the proper branding, you know, we can position you as a woman who’s had a tough go, had a few knocks, but graceful enough to come back and looking fabulous while doing it. You know, I want something powerful and aspirational.

Tara: Well, I haven’t really looked at myself that way before.

Lauren: Well, you need to start. This is about a lifestyle — accent on style.

Tara: I like it. You know, I think that this partnership is really going to pay off for both of us.

Lauren: Yes, me too. And you know that I have a team of accountants going through all the numbers that you provided my company with, just as the final stages of the acquisition process.

Tara: Yeah, I’m sure that’s going smoothly.

Lauren: Well, the reason i bring it up is I got a message on my way over here. I guess there was some documents that we requested that we haven’t received yet.

Tara: That’s odd. You should’ve received everything by now.

Lauren: Yeah, so I e-mailed you a list of the outstanding documents.

Tara: Well, I will take care of it personally. Thank you. And I hope that it doesn’t delay our arrangement. Given my divorce, I need a new immediate source of income.

Lauren: Yeah, of course i understand, but I’m sure you can appreciate I need to finish this part of the due diligence process.

Tara: Of course. I will have everything released to fenmore’s A.S.A.P.

Lauren: Good. Well, I am thrilled to be working with you, and I think we are onto something completely amazing.

Tara: I agree. I’m very excited.

Lauren: Me, too. Alright, I’ll talk to you soon.

Tara: Absolutely. Thank you.

[ Sighs ]

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Victoria: Mm. Ashland?

Ashland: I’ve changed my mind about bringing back the things i consider important to genoa city. I’m keeping that painting, which means something me now because it means something to you. Everything else can go. I don’t want to bring back anything else from this place.

Victoria: But I thought that you said that —

Ashland: You talked to me about forgetting the past, and you were right. I need to let go of everything that happened before.

Victoria: Before what?

Ashland: Before you. I don’t want any complications from my previous life clouding things. From now on, I want to focus on you and working with my doctor to get as much time with you as I can. My divorce is final. I’m freed from my past life because you freed me.

Victoria: No, you give me too much credit.

Ashland: Hardly. You don’t give yourself enough. Do you realize how powerful you are right now?

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Ashland: What you have pulled off. I am in awe. You make me want to be as healthy as I can get. I think about what could happen, what we could accomplish together, even if time is short.

Victoria: I don’t want to dwell on that.

Ashland: Well, then look back at the first day we met.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] When I made the pitch to buy your media division.

Ashland: My decision to sell brought us into each other’s orbit. And it was life-changing. You made me feel like I want to be absolutely and fully alive for every moment I have left.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] What’s all that?

Tara: Oh, just business.

Kyle: Something up? Everything okay with harrison?

Tara: No, he is sound asleep.

Kyle: Then what’s going on? I can tell something’s up.

Tara: [ Sighs ] I just got a call from ash’s assistant.

Kyle: Mm.

Tara: He’s gone to new york. I knew that he was closing down his offices now that his company has been absorbed by newman enterprises. But it turns out that, now the divorce is wrapped, he is, you know, purging a lot of things in his life, like our shared homes.

Kyle: Mm, and that upsets you?

Tara: He’s putting them all up for sale and liquidating the contents. I mean, I put a lot of love and attention into the manhattan penthouse and the place in the hamptons. And I know I don’t have a claim to them because of the prenup, but it still hurts. I mean, I didn’t even get to see them one last time to say goodbye.

Kyle: Hmm. You had to know this was coming.

Tara: Yes, but it’s still abrupt. Even though it was inevitable, still a little jarring.

Kyle: Pretty emotional.

Tara: That’s putting it mildly.

Kyle: To know that someday you’d be essentially homeless, outside of this situation, that’d be pretty terrifying, make you worried about your options.

Nick: You know I’m in your corner, alright? I always am. I’m just trying to come at this with fresh eyes.

Phyllis: I know. You want proof. I know you do. Ugh, I want it, too. I mean, you’re right to ask these questions. You are. That’s why I’m going to la to lock this down, you know? To see why summer’s hand was forced.

Nick: Okay, so your plan is to go behind our daughter’s back to her boss and ask her if there’s any shenanigans with the job offer.

Phyllis: Well, yes.

Nick: Do you think that puts summer in a bad position?

Phyllis: I’ll be careful.

Nick: How you gonna do that?

Phyllis: I have my ways.

Nick: Look, I just think that summer would have told us if there was anything wrong, but i was with her in milan. She was very happy. I saw it with my own eyes.

Phyllis: I did, too.

Nick: But I was with her a lot longer, and I’m telling you, I would’ve picked up on something if there was anything wrong, but she seems overjoyed by her new role.

Phyllis: I know, but she wouldn’t automatically come to us and tell us what’s wrong. You know, maybe she’s embarrassed. You know, maybe she’s humiliated. Maybe she’s —

Nick: She’s what?

Phyllis: I don’t know! Maybe she’s something, but i want answers and I know you want answers, too. And something is wrong. Something is wrong! I can feel it in my bones.

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Nick: Well, you seem very sure of yourself and you’re making a good case, I’ll give you that.

Phyllis: Okay, but?

Nick: Just wondering, you know, if you created this whole thing because you just miss our daughter and you want her to come back home.

Phyllis: Okay, you’re not the first person to say that to me, but you’re the last person i thought I’d hear it from.

Nick: We can say anything to each other, right? That’s the way this relationship works best, when we’re keeping it real. Now, you may have wanted to keep that to yourself, but you didn’t, you came clean.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] And this is my reward.

Nick: I’m just being honest here. Summer seemed really happy when she was in milan.

Phyllis: I know, I know she did. But maybe she felt like she had to put on a happy face, you know? Like, she felt everything. She left her job, she left us, she left her fiancé. I just — I want to make sure it’s what she really wanted to do.

Nick: Well, I’m concerned that she’s not gonna see it like that when she finds out what you’re up to.

Phyllis: Well, it doesn’t matter, and why are you asking me all of these questions? I don’t expect this from you. If I don’t do this, I’ll never forgive myself.

Nick: Well, then you’re going to la.

Phyllis: There’s one last flight out, so… to go.

Nick: Well, you have my full support. And I’m gonna show that to you by coming with you.

Phyllis: What? Do you mean that?

Nick: Yes, we’re gonna nail this thing together, alright? Plus, I’m already packed from the trip I just came home from.

Phyllis: I mean, it’d be great, but I don’t know, I think I should do this alone.

Nick: Why?

Phyllis: You know, eric forrester will think we’re ganging up on him, and if you stay here, you can keep me in the loop.

Nick: Well, I don’t like being separated from you again so soon, but you got a point.

Phyllis: Alright. It’s settled?

Nick: I’ll stay here.

Phyllis: Okay. So…uh, do you want to give me one last kiss?

Nick: Yes.

Phyllis: Make it good this time.

Nick: The best I got.

Tara: Of course it was unnerving. I never hid that. Harrison and I have had our lives turned upside down, and i know — I know I brought it on myself because of my affair with you. However, that doesn’t make it any less daunting. But I don’t know what you’re driving at, what you want me to say.

Kyle: I’m only commenting on what I’ve observed. You didn’t mention how important these houses were to you before now.

Tara: Do you have any idea of the changes I’ve gone through over the past few months? My friends, my homes, my marriage — all gone. It’s like my whole life was just erased.

Kyle: Okay, I’m aware how difficult things have been for you.

Tara: But at the same time, i am deeply grateful for all the things that have taken the place of what I’ve lost. Things that I could never have expected, things that I couldn’t have planned for — a new family to love our son, a family that accepted us with no questions asked. I know how lucky I was. And I would never do anything to jeopardize it. Anything.

Sally: Just tell me what to do. What to say to make you change your mind. Give me another chance.

Jack: Sally, I —

Sally: Okay, yes, maybe we rushed back into things too quickly. Okay, but there’s a simple fix. We just slow things down. We can begin with the occasional breakfast and long conversations over the phone, and over time, you will see that there is nothing to any of these claims about me and you will feel safe. And in the meantime, we can just be enjoying each other’s company, putting building blocks in place for something special. And eventually, whenever you’re ready and confident that I will never knowingly hurt you, we can take stock, see where we are, and get the happiness that we both deserve.

Jack: You make it all sound very tempting. And I can see that it’s important to you, but…I’m not sure you’re seeing it from my perspective. I saw the person you are once before. And recently, I convinced myself that maybe I could forget that. That was a mistake. I can’T.

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Ashland: I got a phone call while you were sleeping.

Victoria: From who?

Ashland: My oncologist.

Victoria: Okay.

Ashland: He’s secured an appointment for me to meet with dr. Ferguson tomorrow.

Victoria: And he is?

Ashland: A leading small-cell carcinoma specialist. He’s been involved in all the latest treatments and some rather promising experimental trials.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] That’s great.

Ashland: I was hoping that you would come with me.

Victoria: I don’t know about that. I mean, your doctor, he’s gonna be asking you all kinds of personal questions. Are you sure you want me there?

Ashland: Absolutely. You’re the one who inspired me to fight this disease, and i want this doctor to see who’s driving me to live as long as i can.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Of course I’ll come. I’m all yours. I’ll be there with you every step of the way.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to put you on the defensive, but it seems I have.

Tara: What did you expect? All this talk about me losing my home and how stressed I must have been when my life blew up? And then earlier, you went and mentioned the very real possibility that I will spend the rest of my life alone.

Kyle: Not fun topics to discuss, but they can’t be ignored.

Tara: Would we even be having this conversation if phyllis hadn’t accused me of some — ugh — agenda?

Kyle: Are my questions really that disturbing? They seem natural enough to me.

Tara: It’s how you’re studying me when you ask them, like you’re trying to gauge whether to trust the answer or not.

Kyle: I want to be able to.

Tara: Then stop listening to phyllis and her outlandish theories. I mean, I can literally feel the ground shifting beneath my feet the more you and jack listen to her. I mean, he’s suspicious, you’re interrogating me, and this is how it starts.

[ Huffs ] She plants a seed and it just grows and it grows, and it becomes something else and i can’t live this way and I won’T.

Phyllis: Thanks for taking me to the airport.

Nick: I want to spend as much time with you as possible.

Sally: Wow, you’re really leaving your hotel to go out of town. How will this place function while you’re in — where’d you say you were going?

Phyllis: I didn’T. Ooh, you have to be my eyes and ears.

Nick: I will. Please be careful.

Phyllis: I will.

Nick: And come home with more than speculation.

Phyllis: Yeah, I will. I’ll come home with something. I mean, I know I’m on the right track, especially after that.

Nick: And when you do come back, with proof…?

Phyllis: I mean, I’ll have proof. I’ll have enough proof to blow this out of the water. And then the abbotts will be rid of tara and sally, and then our daughter can come home.

Nick: Alright.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

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