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Jack: [ Sighing ]

Phyllis: Where’s your she-devil tonight?

Adam: Why? So you can douse her with a champagne bucket again?

Phyllis: She brought me down to her level, which is even low for you.

Adam: Mm. Well, we, um, mud-dwellers have to stick together, you know?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Look at you. I knew this new, improved version of adam newman wouldn’t last long. Do you know that sally would be out of town if you didn’t allow chloe to hire her?

Adam: I’m letting chloe give sally a second chance. I figured you would be in favor of those since you’ve had quite a few yourself.

Phyllis: You more than I.

Adam: It’s not a contest.

Phyllis: No, it’s not a contest! Why are you keeping her here? Honestly, sally ran my daughter out of town, and you’re getting some sort of pleasure by keeping her around.

Adam: Summer is doing quite well in milan, from what I hear.

Phyllis: That’s not the point.

Adam: Listen. I just want to have a drink without the drama.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Or unless you want to tell me what your real issue is with sally. Then I’m all ears.

Phyllis: You already know my issue with sally.

Adam: I think I was right the first time that we discussed her — that you see a little bit of yourself in her.

Phyllis: I’m not even gonna dignify that with a response.

Adam: You have a tell, phyllis. Every time that you swan out of a room without getting the last word, I know that I hit a nerve. Mm.

Nick: Hey.

Sharon: Hey! Nice to see yoU. You want your usual?

Nick: Yes, please. Thank you.

Sharon: Alright. How are things?

Nick: Everything’s going good. I was just looking at some pictures earlier that summer sent me from milan of her and harrison.

Sharon: Ooh, let me see.

Nick: Alright. There you go.

Sharon: [ Gasps ] Aww, summer looks so happy.

Nick: I know, right? Uh, I also have some of dominic right here.

Sharon: Oh, I met him in person when abby brought him home from the hospital. He’s adorable.

Nick: He’s sure is. I’m just so glad that he is healthy, considering how he came into this world. How’s mariah doing?

Sharon: You know, honestly, i think this ordeal has affected her in more ways than she even realizes, but she’s got a strong, loving support system.

Nick: Well, I hope I’m included in that group.

Sharon: Of course. You’re family. Look, I know you’ve had a lot keeping you busy lately. I read an article about the newman media launch party, and, uh, new hope was featured quite prominently there.

Nick: That partnership is, uh — is looking good right now.

Sharon: I still can’t get over it, you working with adam.

Nick: Well, we have both been on our best behavior to this point.

Sharon: You giving him a chance to prove that he’s changed — that’s — it’s incredible. It’s a testament to the kind of man you are.

Nick: Thanks for saying that.

Sharon: Hey, how was the party?

Nick: The party. Uh, the party was great until, uh, you know, sally decided to mix it up with phyllis.

Sharon: No, she didn’T. Oh, my gosh. What happened?

Nick: Uh, well, you remember when you, uh, dumped that entire pitcher of milk on my mom’s head?

Sharon: Yeah.

Nick: Something like that, but just, you know, substitute the milk for a champagne ice bucket, and in the middle of a big, giant party.

Sharon: At phyllis’s hotel? Oh, my gosh.

Nick: Yeah. Phyllis just keeps finding ways to surprise me.

Jack: What brings you by at this hour?

Phyllis: Well, I was driving by. I saw the light on.

Jack: Really?

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] I-I saw the text that you sent to kyle in our family group text chain, so I knew you were here alone, in this big, empty house. I thought you might be lonely. I came to say hi.

Victor: Please come in.

Sally: Thank you. You have a lovely home. I will admit that your text caught me by surprise, but who could turn down a request from the great victor newman?

Victor: Thank you for being so prompt.

Sally: So, why don’t you tell me what this is all about? Though I do have some idea.


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Sally: So, I am guessing you called me here to talk about the launch party, the scene I made with phyllis. I’m not proud of that. But luckily I didn’t read anything about it in the press, so it seems like it didn’t have any effect on the positive reception that newman media received. And adam wasn’t angry about it. I mean, I personally think it livened things up a little bit.

[ Chuckles ]

Victor: You know, so far, my sole focus has been on the launch party for newman media. But now that that is behind us, I’d like to get to know you a little.

Sally: Okay.

Victor: Would you like a drink?

Sally: Sure. I had an amazing single-malt scotch with adam the other evening.

Victor: Uh-huh. Well, I think I know which one you mean. So, did adam introduce you to this?

Sally: I was already aware of it, vaguely. It’s not really something my budget has allowed me to indulge in.

Victor: Well, now, I would not underestimate your success. I mean, first you were an assistant to lauren fenmore, and then you became the head of jcv. Right? That’s the job that my granddaughter held before you.

Sally: [ Sighs ] So, that is what this is about. Summer.

Sharon: I don’t suppose i have to guess who started this phyllis/sally showdown.

Nick: I actually wasn’t there when it happened. And I know I’m not getting the full story from jack. He’s being very protective of phyllis, trying to downplay her role in the incident. Anyway, jack got phyllis out of there pretty quickly, and then adam took sally away, so…

Sharon: Adam? Oh, right. Sally works at newman media now.

Nick: Yeah, I’m pretty sure sally was there as his date.

Sharon: Adam and sally. Interesting. Well, don’t look at me like you expect me to have some deep feelings about it. I mean, I said “interesting.” That’s it. Don’t read more into it.

Nick: There was a time when i didn’t think you were gonna be able to, uh, you know, detach yourself from the mess that is adam’s life. But I thought that if anybody could do it, it would be rey. He could help you, you know? And you guys seem pretty happy right now.

Sharon: We are. Thank you.

Nick: But I also know when it comes to your history with adam, it’s never quite that simple.

Jack: Thank you for dropping by to check in on me.

Phyllis: Of course. I owe you. You stopped me from making a real mess of the evening. Actually, a bigger mess of the evening.

[ Chuckles ] And then you gave me your pocket square so I could clean off the champagne on my face.

Jack: It was my pleasure. And for the record, all in all, you showed admirable restraint.

Phyllis: [ Laughing ] Oh, really? That’s generous.

Jack: I’m always a softie where you’re concerned, always have been.

Phyllis: So…that text that you sent kyle. Did I sense a certain melancholy and wistfulness?

Jack: I found a toy that harrison left behind. And it prompted a text, and maybe I got a little too nostalgic.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Are you okay?

Jack: Yeah. I’m — I’m — I’m fine. I’m tired. I’m winding down with a glass of wine before I go to bed.

Phyllis: Alright. I’ll let you go to sleep.

Jack: No, no, no. No. I’d love for you to stay. Actually, I could — I could use a friend right now.

Phyllis: So, do you want mindless chatter or deep insight?

Jack: [ Chuckles ] You are never mindless. You are sharp. You are funny. You are outrageous sometimes, just for the sake of being outrageous, but never mindless.

Phyllis: Deep insight it is, then.

[ Chuckles ] Why don’t you tell me what’s really going on?

Jack: I don’t want to get all maudlin. I — I have had countless conversations with people about kyle and summer’s decision to move to milan with harrison, and I just had it again earlier this evening with lauren. In all those conversations, i keep saying the same thing — “I’m fine. Change is good. Life goes on.” But it’s all happened so fast, it’s been a little jarring.

Phyllis: Yeah, I do understand how you feel.

Jack: And now I keep having this constant argument with myself. A part of me says, insists i need to move on, get on my with my life. And I get angry that I can’T. And another side of me says, “why should I? We’re talking about my son. We’re talking about my grandson.” This house used to be filled with noise and love and… and now it’s not. And I don’t want to get used to the silence. I don’t want to get used to the emptiness of it all.

Phyllis: You’re right. This house was up to its ears in abbotts.

Jack: Yeah, but traci now comes and goes to new york, and ashley the same thing and paris. But now kyle and harrison are gone.

Phyllis: So, what I’m hearing from you is that you’re lonely.

Jack: You have no idea.

Sharon: Look, I have told adam that the past is the past and I don’t want to go back there. You know, I’m not secretly drawn to him. I’m committed to my marriage. Don’t look at me like that. I mean, I’m telling you the truth.

Nick: I believe you, okay? I — [ Sighs ] I know how important it is to set boundaries, but I know how tempting it must be to allow adam’s toxicity back into your life, you know? But adam has shown a different side of himself. He saved faith’s life. He gave her a kidney. He came back to — to get me when I was trapped in that building in kansas. I mean, so I allowed him to come back into my life. What I’m saying is, I understand how it’s not so simple for you and, uh, you know, also that he’s a source of tension in your marriage.

Sharon: Okay. I wouldn’t be able to admit this to anyone but you. And given that you have come around about adam, I know you understand.

Nick: I mean, I have cut adam a break, but we are far from best friends. But I know how hard it is to want to see the good in him while also drawing a line.

Sharon: Yeah. That’s my dilemma. Um…you know, I think that people, everyone, needs someone in their life who really supports them. And I’ve made myself that for adam. And I’ve paid the price, but he’s also proven me right. So I just… it’s really difficult for me to try to turn my back on him completely.

Nick: And rey understands that?

Sharon: Yeah, rey and I, we’ve — you know, we’ve worked things out, and we’ve re-committed to our marriage.

Nick: That’s not what i asked. Does rey understand that you can’t completely cut adam out of your life?

Sally: Your wife already communicated in no uncertain terms how she views my involvement with summer, and i assume that you feel the same way, so I’m just gonna save you a little bit of time. Message received.

Victor: You caused summer quite a bit of distress. And that upsets me, you know? Now, had I intervened earlier, things would have turned out differently.

Sally: That sounds like a threat.

Victor: It’s not a threat. You know, you and adam caused quite a stir at the party, yeah? I mean, you prompted phyllis to empty a bucket of ice water over your head.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: You know, adam is involved in a rather delicate situation with his son, connor. Connor’s very aware of the tension between his mother and his father. It’s not good for him. He’s upset by that. And what you may consider just harmless flirtation and socializing could have unwanted consequences. You understand what I’m saying?

Sally: Yes. Chloe actually brought this up to me earlier. I don’t know the details, but of course I am sensitive to the situation. I’m sure adam loves his son.

Victor: Yes, very much.

Sally: And he wants to protect him and do what’s best for him.

Victor: Of course.

Sally: So then shouldn’t adam be the once to decide what that is? I mean, should you really be dictating your adult son’s personal life — or mine, for that matter?

Victor: Let me put this in terms that you can grasp. Do not use my son adam as a way to salvage your…lackluster career. And arguing with me would be the worst mistake yet.

Adam: I guess I missed the memo about this meeting. Front loader odor.

Victor: I invited ms. Spectra over because she needs to know certain things now that she is a member of newman media.

Adam: What kind of things?

Sally: About your son and what is going on between you and his mother.

Adam: Hmm. And why would you talk to her about connor?

Victor: Because I think she needs to know the whole situation.

Sally: Apparently, he doesn’t trust you to communicate this information yourself.

Victor: Now that you have all the information, I hope you make good use of it.

Sally: Am I being dismissed now that you’ve put me in my place?

Adam: Sally, you — you should go.

Sally: Thank you for the scotch.

Victor: You’re quite welcome.

[ Glass thuds ]

Adam: Why? Why did you feel compelled to dump all of this on her?

Victor: Son, I’ve been around, okay? I know that type. She’s a climber, social climber.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Victor: She’s trying to cozy up to you at the risk of pissing me off. And she hopes to come out on top. The question is, what is your motivation? You have talked for months about turning over a new leaf, to become a good father to connor. So, what the hell happened?

Sharon: My relationship with adam has changed significantly.

Nick: But adam is still a part of your life. Looks like he always will be. And rey knows that?

Sharon: Rey and I are as open and honest with each other as possible. And we get through the day like any other couple does. You understand. Things can’t be all smooth sailing with phyllis.

Nick: Actually, it kind of is right now.

Sharon: What’s different?

Nick: I don’t know. I stopped putting the brakes on her meddling. I stopped giving her ultimatums. I know phyllis means well, so I’m just trying to roll with it.

Sharon: You make that sound so easy.

Nick: I mean, it’s easier ’cause I made a choice to accept her for who she is. Oh, I know you have something to say about that.

Sharon: I just think — and all couples are different, but when a couple breaks up and then they get back together, things can be different for them. They can be better. I mean, as long as both of them agree on what they want. And it sounds like, uh, you and phyllis have that. It sounds like things are really good.

Nick: I know you a little too well. There’s something else on your mind. What is it you’re not saying?

Jack: Listen to me closely.

Phyllis: Thank you.

Jack: I don’t need you to fix this or tell me to look on the bright side. God, if anybody tells me that, I don’t know what I’M…

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? I’m not gonna tell you that. I’m not gonna be the one to tell you to look on the bright side. Okay? I just want to talk to you and — and listen to you.

Jack: Being lonely is embarrassing.

Phyllis: No, it’s not.

Jack: It is.

Phyllis: It’s human.

Jack: I’m telling you, it feels like I’ve failed at life. I don’t know where it went wrong exactly, but after a big, full life, I find myself completely alone.

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? You’re not alone. You have so many people who love you, myself included. That doesn’t preclude you from feeling lonely. I understand that. I mean, my goodness, you can feel so alone in a family. You can feel alone in a relationship. That’s just life. You know? We’re born alone. We die alone.

Jack: [ Laughs ] Is this supposed to be a pep talk?

[ Both laugh ]

Phyllis: It’s a reality check. I mean, I think that’s why we try so hard to create relationships — you know what I mean? — And connections with people.

[ Sighs ] That’s why we work so hard at romance.

Jack: Why we start a romance with the wrong person, hoping they’ll magically turn into the right person?

Phyllis: Exactly. Are you talking about sally? She’s definitely the wrong person, but sally is so thoroughly sally, I don’t know who you were hoping she would turn out to be.

Jack: You want an honest answer? I guess I was hoping she’d turn into you.

[ “The addams family” theme playing ]

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Sally: Set me up with the best scotch you got.

Matt: Sure thing. What’s the special occasion?

Sally: I am moving up in the world.

Matt: Oh, yeah?

Sally: Yes. It appears as though I’ve officially become the target of the newmans. Nikki newman ripped into me at the launch party for the company that I am now working for, and victor newman just summoned me to his home. Yeah, he did that thing that rich and powerful men do when they want something from you, only it’s supposed to feel like your idea. In this case, he wants me to stop seeing his son. Not that we’re seeing each other in that kind of way.

Matt: His father apparently thinks otherwise.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I am not sure what to think anymore. To my boss’s father. The jerk.

Adam: You are overreacting to the situation with sally. I assume that you resent her because of, uh, everything that went down with summer.

Victor: Son, this isn’t about summer. This is about a grasping social climber who was kicked out of L.A., Fired by lauren, and is now latching on to you to use you.

Adam: She’s not using me. I’d never that happen.

Victor: The situation between you and chelsea is not the best. Connor is in an emotionally fragile state. He doesn’t know whether he’s coming or going between the two of you. I mean, he’s confused now. He feels the tension between father and mother.

Adam: I’m in tune with what is going on with him. And it has nothing to do with sally.

Victor: I’ve been impressed with your demeanor both professionally and privately. But you’re slipping now. You’re going back to your old ways. You’re gallivanting with that dame around town, rubbing it in people’s faces, trying to elicit some kind of reaction, not thinking about the consequences.

Adam: I — connor is first and foremost in my mind. I will protect my child always. Okay? I don’t need you to go behind my back and micromanage my life. That is you slipping into old behaviors. It’s you trying to control me in the same way that has driven us apart in the past.

Victor: [ Sighs ]

Nick: Come on. Tell me what you’re really thinking. We’re being honest here, right?

Sharon: It’s nothing all that deep. I mean, you said it yourself. You chose the kind of relationship you wanted to have with phyllis, what you wanted it to be like this time and what you didn’t want it to be like. Less of the crazy intensity you had last time and — well, at least the kind that would make you put your fist through a wall.

Nick: Yeah. Wound up hurting a lot of people I care about, particularly you.

Sharon: I didn’t bring it up to talk about us. We don’t have to revisit that.

Nick: Alright, maybe it’s just, you know — I don’t know — phyllis and I are older and wiser now. Maybe we’ve found a way to be in a relationship in a more serene way ’cause, you know, we get each other and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Sharon: I agree. It doesn’t have to be complicated. But I understand why you would choose something easy and comfortable.

Nick: Whoa. Okay, so, you’re saying I’m looking for the path of least resistance. It’s not real love and commitment.

Sharon: No. I didn’t mean that.

Nick: But something’s missing. That I’m settling?

Phyllis: Well, sally could never be me.

Jack: [ Laughs ]

Phyllis: Not on her best day could she be me.

[ Chuckles ] You don’t want another me.

Jack: Oh, don’t be so sure of that.

Phyllis: Oh, I’m sure of it. There’s a reason our marriage didn’t work out.

Jack: Yeah, we went through a lot, more than our share of heartache, but also some great times. Some of the best times in my life. And you are still the most captivating, fascinating woman I have never known…and sometimes so gorgeous, it hurts.

Phyllis: Jack —

Jack: No, let me finish. You are also complicated and frustrating and hot-headed and careless and…

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] Yeah.

Jack: But all in all, a pretty spectacular package.

Phyllis: Ah. Well, you have had too much to drink.

Jack: You know, I keep thinking maybe — maybe the fact that we’ve spent so much time together lately, I… maybe the reason I didn’t move on with my romantic life was… ’cause I already was with the most amazing woman I’ve ever known. Maybe you set the bar too high, red.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Listen, I don’t — I don’t think you should say things that you might not mean.

Jack: I’m not saying this because I’ve had too much to drink. I’m saying it because it’s true. I have never stopped loving you. And I don’t think I ever will. Come on. You can’t be that shocked.

Phyllis: I don’t know what to say.

Jack: Let me be clear about this. I’m not acting on any of these feelings. I know our time is over. I know you’ve moved on. Life has moved on. I know you’re happy with…

Phyllis: With nick. That’s a fact.

Jack: Well, here’s another fact. I still love you… truly, deeply. And I have to live with that. I can’t stop it. It won’t go away.

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Sharon: I didn’t mean to imply that you were settling with phyllis.

Nick: You sure about that?

Sharon: Yeah. I was just making an observation.

Nick: Ah, but you said “comfortable” and “easy.” I mean, don’t take this the wrong way, but could I say the same thing about you and your relationship with rey?

Sharon: Rey and I — you know, we get each other, like you and phyllis do. And, you know, it’s good to share trust and friendship in any relationship. In my opinion, it’s very important. And I’m glad that you and phyllis have gotten to that point and that you’re happy — ’cause that’s all that matters, that you’re happy.

Nick: Well, I’m happy that you’re happy.

Sharon: I got to go. It’s getting late. Hey, um… you want to help me close up?

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Wow. Um…

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

Nick: You know what? Sure. I’ve done it a hundred times. I know the drill.

Phyllis: Okay, here’s some water. I want you to hydrate or else —

[ Glass thuds ]

[ Door closes ]

Sally: Well, adam, your loss. Could have been fun.

[ Glass thuds ]

[ Sighs ]

Adam: My father made his point. Now I want to make mine.

[ Door bangs ]

[ Both breathing heavily ]

[ Door slams ] Sally… sally…

Adam: Sally? Sally? Sally! Hey.

Sally: [ Clears throat ]

Adam: Are you so mad that you’re pretending not to hear me?

Sally: No, I —

[ Clears throat ] Just distracted. So, why are you here? Still fresh

Adam: [ Sighs ] I’m really sorry about my father, the way that he called you over to the house and the things that he said.

Sally: Yeah. I admit, it felt a little bit like being called to the principal’s office.

Adam: [ Sighs ] He was totally out of line.

Sally: I’m really glad that you feel that way.

Adam: [ Sighs ] But when we were alone, he got me to really look at the situation, and I have re-evaluated.

Sally: Re-evaluated what, exactly?

Adam: I don’t think that we should see each other outside of the office anymore.

Sally: “Should.”

[ Scoffs ] That’s a word that I have eliminated from my vocabulary. You either choose to do something or you don’T. There is no “should” or “shouldn’T.” No acting a certain way because that’s what’s expected of you.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Sally: You decide what you want, no matter how people are going to react. No matter how far outside it is from what’s considered “socially acceptable.” And if people don’t like it? That’s their problem. To hell with ’em.

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