Young & The Restless Transcript
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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.
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.
provided by… doesn’t your family deserve the best?
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.
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.
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.
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
“The young and the restless”
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.
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.
[ 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.