Young & The Restless Transcript
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Billy: Gaines — jesse gaines. He is registered here, isn’t he?
Crystal: Mr. Gaines has checked out.
Billy: Really? When?
Crystal: I’m not sure. It just says his bill is paid and zeroed out.
Billy: You weren’t here when he checked out by chance, were you? He didn’t leave a forwarding address?
Crystal: I only know that mr. Gaines left. No other details.
Billy: Seems odd that a man would just suddenly disappear.
[ Sighs ] Thank you, crystal.
Victor: Are you just gonna stand there and stare at me or there’s something you want to say?
Billy: Just surprised to see you here again.
Billy: Or maybe you haven’t left. Either way, it seems weird that you would spend this much time in phyllis’ establishment. You got a meeting by chance? Yes, I do have a meeting. Thank you for asking. Jesse gaines. Does that name ring a bell?
Victor: It sounds like the name of your bookie.
Billy: He’s not here. He’s supposed to be staying here, but he checked out. And yet you are here. I have a hunch that’s not a coincidence.
Victor: [ Chuckles ]
Ashland: Okay, gaines. I was at the agreed-upon meeting place and you were a no-show, and now you’re not taking my calls. Would you stop playing these silly games? And listen to me, you better not be reneging on our deal because that would be extremely foolish and short-sighted of you. Do you hear me? Looking forward to getting together so we can clear this up. Okay? Thanks. Call me.
Victoria: Sounds like someone’s in trouble.
Ashland: Why would you say that?
Victoria: Well, I can tell by your tone that you’re not too pleased with someone.
Ashland: Oh, certain people in my company are not adjusting as well as I would like to the merger.
Victoria: So why not just cut them loose?
Ashland: Well, it’s not as simple as that. This person in particular has been with the organization for quite a long time, and he is the holder of a lot of the institutional knowledge that we really can’t afford to lose right now. I mean, you know how it is.
Victoria: No. Quite frankly, I don’T. And the reason that I don’t is because you’re being deliberately vague. And I have to say, that concerns me, because, once again, it feels like you’re hiding something.
Abby: Shh. Dominic, hey, baby, what’s wrong? Shh. Oh, baby. Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. It’s okay, it’s okay. Well, you just ate and you’re not wet. Oh, what’s wrong? Shh. Why don’t you tell mommy what’s the matter? Shh.
Mariah: [ Sighs ]
Tessa: “Mariah, went out to pick up a few things, text if you need anything.”
Mariah: Oh. How did this get in here?
[ Groaning ]
Abby: Oh, my god.
Devon: Good job.
Abby: He’s here. He’s here. Mariah, you did it.
[ Laughs ]
Devon: Good job, good job. Wow. It feels so different, holding you out here in my arms than it did when you were inside of me. I can’t believe how natural it feels, holding you.
Abby: Hi. Where have you been?
Mariah: Oh, uh, bowie — sorry — uh, dominic was crying his head off, and I had no idea what to do. So I called the pediatrician, and he said that going out for a walk might help. And look. It worked.
Sharon: Hey, tessa. It’s good to see you. Will mariah be joining you?
Tessa: No, she’s taking a walk, but I thought I would take the opportunity to check in with you.
Sharon: Oh, well, I’m glad you did. Mariah asked me to give her some space, and I’m trying really hard to keep my word, but it’s difficult to stay away.
Tessa: I know, but thank you for respecting her wishes.
Sharon: Well, I mean, it sounds like she’s getting out on her own and getting some exercise. That’s positive.
Tessa: Yeah, yeah, she’s definitely in better spirits.
Sharon: Well, that’s the best news I’ve heard all day. Moving out of the chancellor house, just putting some physical distance between her and the baby, that was probably a good instinct on her part. Maybe she’s getting some emotional distance, as well.
Tessa: Yeah, I’m not so sure about that. I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.
Billy: [ Sighs ] You’re here for a reason, victor. This isn’t your stomping ground. You’re more of a society guy because your daughter owns that place. So why are you here?
Victor: Crystal, if someone’s looking for me, tell them I’m going to the restaurant, okay? Thank you.
Ashland: I’m not trying to hide anything, sweetheart, and if I sounded vague, it’s because I had the situation well in hand and there’s nothing for you to worry about.
Victoria: You know, i honestly thought that when you revealed the truth about your past and I took it all in stride, that you would realize that it’s wise to be open with me. There’s nothing that you have to hide from me. I’m not gonna judge you or reject you, no matter what it is.
Ashland: [ Sighs ]
Victoria: I want you to know that you can come to me with whatever’s bothering you. And you’re gonna have an ally in me. I mean, I’m gonna be your wife. That’s the point of this whole marriage thing, at least from my perspective. So…let’s just start this conversation over again. Tell me, what was that phone call really about? Who were you talking to?
Nikki: Victoria, I have terrific news. Oh, I’m sorry. I — am I interrupting something?
Sharon: So, mariah’s new plan for getting over dominic is to start a family with you? Are you ready for that?
Tessa: Well, I mean, we talked about it before as something we would consider in the future, eventually.
Sharon: But mariah wants to speed up the schedule.
Tessa: I could use some advice on how to approach this with mariah without upsetting her.
Sharon: Well, first, you need to decide if having a baby is something that you’re ready for and that you want right now, something that you would be ready to just jump into.
Tessa: Yeah, but it’s not just about what I want. Look, it’s pretty obvious that this idea is not coming from healthy or grounded place, but the fantasy seems to be lifting mariah’s spirits. You know, it’s given her something to hold on to. And I don’t want to take that away from her. I just — I also don’t want to make any promises that I might not be able to keep. I don’t know — what do I do? How do I handle this? I just — I don’t know what to say to her.
[ Knock on door ]
Mariah: Hey, devon. Come on in.
Devon: Thank you, thank you. I was just thinking about you and tessa, and I wanted to stop by and see how you’re doing.
Mariah: Um, yeah, we’re good.
Mariah: I guess. I know it must have seemed like I was freaking out the day of the baptism.
Devon: Nah, no, nobody thought that you were freaking out at all. You’re just taking care of yourself, which is what we all want you to do. But we have been thinking about you.
Mariah: By “we,” do you mean you and abby? Have you guys been discussing the state of my mental health?
Devon: [ Chuckles ] Well, no, I mean, it’s — you know how abby can get. She always wants everybody to be happy, and if they’re not, she’ll figure out how to feel responsible for them.
Mariah: So you’re saying that, because this has been hard on me, it’s also been hard on abby.
Devon: What I’m saying, mariah, is that we’re all just trying to figure this out together. You know? And we’re probably gonna fumble our way through it ’cause this is a new experience for everybody. We’ve never been in a situation like this before, none of us. I mean, hell, I’m not even sure what my role in dominic’s life is gonna be.
Who’s on it with jardiance?
Ashland: Nikki, no, good lord, you’re not interrupting at all. I suppose you have some good news about the wedding?
Nikki: Well, yes. As you know, we have confirmed tessa to sing, but I have just made arrangements with leslie brooks to play during the ceremony.
Ashland: Oh, that’s very impressive. I remember you telling me she’s an old friend of the family. I can’t wait. If you’ll excuse me, there’s some things I need to tend to.
Victoria: Ashland, we haven’t finished our conversation. Can you stay just a minute?
Nikki: I am sorry. I will give you your privacy back.
Ashland: No, no, no, that’s alright. Victoria and I can finish up later. I have to get out of here to make some calls before it gets too late overseas. I’ll see you. Love you. Good to see you, nikki.
Nikki: You too. Sweetheart, is everything alright?
Victoria: Of course.
Sharon: What have you said to mariah about her idea to have a baby?
Tessa: Well, I couldn’t hide how shocked I was. And to be perfectly honest, I’m not sure how I feel. And I’m sure mariah picked up on that. But she seems pretty convinced that this is the right idea for her.
Sharon: And she’s hoping that you’ll just come around?
Tessa: Well, like I said, I’m not opposed to the general idea, but I don’t know if I’m ready. And after everything mariah’s gone through, I don’t think she is either.
Sharon: I would follow that instinct. I think that mariah’s sudden drive to have this baby is just not coming from the right place or a healthy place. She’s grieving right now, and she’s trying to fill a void.
Tessa: It’s like she’s reaching out for something, anything to make the ache in her heart go awaY. And if it’s helping her, making plans and daydreaming, is there any harm letting it go on just a little longer?
Sharon: Although it’s well-intended, I still think it’s a bad idea because mariah is gonna get her heart set on this vision of you two having a family in the future, and then if she gets that taken away from her, too…
Tessa: Yeah. That would be pretty harsh.
[ Sighs ] I don’t know, it’s just all so sudden.
Sharon: You have to find a way to tell her this.
Tessa: Yeah. You’re right. But it is not gonna be easy.
Sharon: It won’t be. But I think that mariah will understand.
Devon: Holding that little baby for the first moments of his life was the single most amazing experience of mine. And the connection that i already feel with him, I know it’s just gonna get stronger, and I know that chance is his father, I’m his godfather, but it’s not that simple, as you well know.
Mariah: Have you shared any of this with abby.
Devon: Nah. I haven’t shared any of it with her because I figure she’s got enough on her plate.
Mariah: Do you think i shouldn’t have either?
Devon: I’m not saying that at all, no. I think that you were in a completely different situation because you were living under the same roof with her and the baby, so I get it, you needed the separation.
Mariah: How did everything get so out of control?
Devon: I don’t think that anything got out of control, really, it’s just we need to let time go by and let things settle into place, and for me, that’s, you know, gonna be when chance comes back home.
Mariah: Maybe so.
Devon: But hey, how are you really doing? ‘Cause, you know, if you’re still feeling unsafe or anything like that, I can hire security for you.
Mariah: Thank you, devon.
Devon: Of course, of course. Although I’m sure stitch and his son are long gone by now.
Mariah: Yeah, you’re probably right. Um, you know, right now I’m not too worried about it. Although if they called me and told me that they found stitch and he had been locked away, i would be incredibly relieved.
Devon: Yeah. I know that would go a long way towards you putting all this behind you.
Mariah: Yeah. But tessa and I are trying to figure out other ways for me to heal.
Mariah: And, you know, i think we’ve — we’ve got a plan. It’s nothing concrete yet, it’s just sort of in the inspiration phase.
Devon: Yeah? That’s great.
Mariah: There’s no news to report, but if there is, I’ll let you know.
Devon: That’s fine. I’m not gonna pry at all. I’m just happy to hear that you’re hopeful about the future.
Mariah: I am. I am incredibly excited about where tessa and I are going. So, the next time you talk to abby, you can tell her that I am well on the road to recovery.
Devon: Alright. I brought in ensure max protein, with thirty grams of protein.
Abby: Hey, come on in. Hey. That’s perfect timing. I actually just got dominic down for his nap.
Devon: Oh, man, I was hoping I could spend some time with him.
Abby: That’s how it is now? You come here to see the baby? I’m just, what, a sideshow, a bonus attraction?
Devon: No, no, not at all. I came to check on the new mama, too.
Abby: Thank you.
Devon: Of course, of course. I know you’ve had your hands full lately. Has dominic been keeping you up?
Abby: Uh, yeah, he’s definitely a night owl, but I’m not complaining because when i just look at his face, even though it’s 3:00 A.M., But he’s smiling at me, that little grin, ugh!
Abby: It’s gonna be burned in my memory forever.
Devon: Aw, I bet it is.
Abby: I’m sorry, I’m a little groggy today, so bear with me.
Devon: That’s okay.
Abby: Is there anything new going on with you?
Devon: Uh, yeah, I do have some news. I asked amanda to move in with me.
Abby: Oh, my gosh! Wow!
Abby: Well, that’s not just news, that’s great news. I want to hear all about it. When? Where? What did you say? More importantly, what did she say?
Devon: Well, she’s —
[ Dominic crying ] Uh-oh.
Abby: Sorry. Stay right here. I’ll be back. Just give me like two minutes.
Devon: Of course.
Rey: Hey, babe.
Sharon: Oh, hey. Uh, I wasn’t expecting to see you until tonight.
Rey: Well, I finished my shift early, and now I am all yours. Thought we could do something fun and hang out, whatever you like.
Sharon: I am so glad you’re here. I need you to save me from myself.
Nikki: And as soon as our lawyers file the documents, the deal should go through.
Victoria: Oh, problem solved. Thank you, mom.
Nikki: Now that that is out of the way, you can go join your fiancé. I’m sure he’s finished with his phone calls by now.
Victoria: That’s okay. I will see him at home later. It’s not like we were discussing anything urgent anyway.
Nikki: Victoria, you know how much I hate to meddle or argue.
Nikki: It is very clear that something is on your mind. You’re concerned about something. Now, if you want to talk about it, I’m a good listener.
Victoria: What I said earlier, about ashland feeling that he was safe, that he could tell me anything, I think I may have spoken too soon.
Nikki: Oh, no. He’s still keeping something from you?
Victoria: He just seems worried, like something’s wrong, but for some reason, he’s compelled to pretend like everything’s fine.
Nikki: Maybe it has something to do with the merger.
Victoria: No, no, because that — that’s going well. Maybe this has something to do with billy. Maybe he’s continuing his little harassment campaign.
Nikki: Oh, well, I have no doubt that billy is still investigating. And he may not be the only one. Ashland has lived this false identity for so long, I wouldn’t be surprised if other reporters and investigators are digging into his past.
Victoria: But ashland says that he hasn’t shared with anyone but us that he changed his identity, and I believe him.
Nikki: That doesn’t mean someone else hasn’t already figured it out on their own.
Billy: If you’re looking for gaines, he checked out. I’m assuming that’s who you came to see again.
Victor: Ashland! Thanks for meeting me today.
Ashland: Victor, forgive me for running late.
Victor: That’s alright. Table in the restaurant is waiting.
Billy: I hope it’s a table for three. Got a few questions for the both of you.
Victor: [ Laughs ] You’re a pest, billy boy.
“The young and the restless”
Billy: I highly doubt that you would come here to meet victor. I mean, the natural spot for a board member and the owner of the company would be the shiny new offices at newman media that are just around the corner.
Ashland: Well, you seem to forget that victor and I are more than just colleagues. We’re about to become family.
Billy: Oh, I haven’t forgotten that. Not by a long shot.
Ashland: So why all the suspicion? I mean, we’re simply here to grab a drink and talk about wedding plans. Surely you want no part of that conversation, since you made it obvious that you have great regrets about letting victoria get away.
Victor: You know, ashland, perhaps meeting here was a mistake, so why don’t we adjourn to my ranch where we have some privacy?
Ashland: Excellent idea.
Billy: Yeah, excellent idea. I’m sure you have fond memories of when you almost died of a heart attack and victor sat there and watched you the entire time.
Victor: Incorrigible, aren’t you, huh? Why don’t take a long walk off a short cliff?
Billy: [ Sighs ]
Abby: I am so sorry. You’re gonna have to give me the scoop about amanda moving in another time. Dominic’s just having a hard time settling in for his nap. It’s funny, they tell new moms to sleep when the baby sleeps, but no one really tells you what to do when the baby just doesn’t sleep.
Devon: Oh, boy. Well, hey, why don’t — why don’t you let me take him for a walk or something like that and you can get some rest?
Abby: Oh, no, no, that’s okay. I wouldn’t want to impose.
Devon: You’re not imposing. I just offered. I’d love to do it.
Abby: Really? I mean…
Abby: I am pretty exhausted. Are you sure you don’t mind?
Devon: Hey, come on, I don’t mind at all.
Abby: Oh, got him?
Devon: Yeah. Oh, there we go.
Abby: [ Chuckles ]
Devon: There you go. How you want to — how would you like to go for a walk with your godfather? You hear that? He loves the idea.
Abby: [ Chuckles ]
Mariah: You were gone for a while. Where’d you go?
Tessa: Oh, I went to our place to grab some mail. We got victoria’s wedding invitation. Elegant.
Mariah: What a nice touch. It’s almost as if we’re actually invited guests and not just going because you’re singing at the wedding.
Tessa: Yeah, I know, right? But I am so excited for this trip. It’s exactly what we need — a change of scenery. Ugh, I saw photos of the palazzo, and it is absolutely gorgeous. And with nikki planning the wedding, it is going to be exquisite down to the tiniest detail.
Mariah: Yeah, I’m excited for the trip, too. And, you know, maybe we can even make plans with summer and kyle after the wedding.
Tessa: Mm-hmm. Well, I do hope that kyle was understanding about how you couldn’t be the best person at his wedding.
Mariah: Yes, he was. I explained everything that happened to him. You know, this italy trip, i think it’s gonna be the perfect opportunity to just have a little fun before we settle down, you know? And it’s not like you can’t travel with babies. I mean, people do it all the time. You know what I mean.
Tessa: Uh, yeah, yeah, I do. And I think we need to talk about that.
Mariah: Oh! Devon was here earlier, and i was so tempted to tell him that we’re talking about having a baby. I mean, he’s gonna be thrilled for us. And imagine if he and amanda want to have kids, and then our baby and devon’s baby and bowie, they could all grow up together.
Tessa: Mariah, I… I think you’re getting ahead of yourself here. Or at — at least you’re getting ahead of me.
Tessa: Don’t get me wrong. I want to raise a family together. But we need to have some serious discussions before we make this decision, and I know that you’re ready to jump in with both feet right now…
Mariah: But you’re not.
Tessa: Not yet. I don’t want to rush this. We need to make sure that we are both fully prepared to take this on. It’s a life-changing move.
Mariah: I get it. I get it, I do. I just got excited at the idea of raising a child of our own.
Rey: What’s going on? Why do you need me to save you?
Sharon: It’s all I can do to stop myself from running over to the grand phoenix and mothering mariah to death, whether she wants me to or not.
Rey: She knows you’re here for her.
Sharon: She’s just been through so much. She barely had time to get over one trauma before she got hit with the next. And tessa was just here. She made it sound like mariah’s really struggling.
Rey: You know the best thing you could’ve done is gotten closer to tessa while mariah went missing.
Sharon: Why do you say that?
Rey: Because it’s already paying off. Tessa feels comfortable coming to you for advice now, and I bet you’ll be the first person she comes to if there’s a real emergency that needs your attention.
Sharon: Yeah. It’s a good point.
Rey: In the meantime, I have some suggestions to keep yourself occupied.
Sharon: You do? Okay. You know what? I’m all ears.
Devon: Hey, dominic. You know where we are? We are in chancellor park now. And this is a very, very special place because it is named after one of the most special women that you would ever know. Her name was katherine chancellor. She was my grandma, which means she’s your great-grandma. That’s right. Growing up, you’re getting a lot of stories about her and about all the people in your family that helped build this town. Yeah. There you go. Gosh. You got the newmans. You got the abbotts. You have the chancellors. You have the winters. Neil winters was my dad. And I — I really, really wish that you could meet him. He would love you so, so much. My point is, though, you got a lot of roots, dude. You got so much heritage here. You’re gonna grow up strong and you’re gonna grow up secure and you will never question that you belong here, ever. I think that’s pretty cool. You’re a very lucky little dude.
Sharon: You are wearing the shirt you bought in miami. Reminds me of our honeymoon.
Rey: Ah. So you remember.
Sharon: Well, how could i forget? And isn’t this the song that we danced to on the last night we were there? I don’t think that’s a coincidence.
Rey: Oh, you know, I’m a detective, so there are no coincidences as far as I’m concerned. And the menu for tonight has also been designed to evoke honeymoon memories. Mojitos, papas rellenas, tostones, y ropa vieja.
Sharon: Wow. You really thought of everything, didn’t you? I don’t know if you’ll be able to top this date ever.
Rey: [ Chuckles ] You just hold on. We’re just getting started.
Billy: Hello, there. Nice to see you both outside the office during business hours.
Nikki: We’re just taking a little break.
Billy: Well, that’s nice. Victoria, I just ran into your fiancé at the grand phoenix.
Victoria: Ran into him or tracked him down?
Billy: Believe me, it was a coincidence. Apparently, we had a meeting with the same guy at the same time — jesse gaines. I’m assuming ashland mentioned him to you. It’s his lawyer — or former lawyer, I guess. He’s in town for a few days.
Victoria: I really don’t know why you think I’d be interested.
Billy: I know you pretty well. I can tell you’re trying to cover the fact that you haven’t heard that name before. I’m surprised ashland hasn’t mentioned him.
Victor: Would you care for a drink?
Ashland: No, not for me right now. Thank you.
Victor: Well, then, have a seat.
Ashland: You know, i appreciate you running interference for me with billy. I can handle him myself, of course, but his constant suspicions at every turn get to be a bit much.
Victor: Don’t worry about it. I took care of it for you, okay?
Ashland: Well, I hope that that proves to be true. I’d love to believe it, but i think billy is bound and determined to be a thorn in my side.
Victor: Well, ashland, I’m not talking about billy boy abbott, I’m talking about jesse gaines. I know that billy would have brought him up to you. But I took care of that problem. Would you care for a drink now?
Rey: Don’t you peek or you’ll ruin the surprise.
Sharon: Mmm. I feel like I’ve traveled back in time to the botanical garden we visited in florida. But where would you get tropical flowers in the middle of fall and in genoa city, no less?
Rey: Open your eyes.
Sharon: [ Gasps ]
Rey: Every time you wear that, we’ll be transported back to that magical time. That way, our honeymoon in miami never ends.
Sharon: This really is the perfect date. The tastes, the sounds, and the scents of miami. But I have one more honeymoon surprise for you when we get home.
Rey: Oh, yeah? What’d I forget?
Sharon: I will give you a hint.
Sharon: I’ll be wearing nothing but this.
Victoria: What is your point, billy? Ashland and my mother and I are running a multinational conglomerate. Do you really think that we have the time to give each other a rundown of who we speak to in the course of a day?
Billy: Jesse gaines is a man that you need to know.
Victoria: I don’t care, billy! I don’t know how I need to say this to you to make you understand to back off. Leave me alone. Leave ashland alone. Stay the hell out of our lives.
Ashland: I’m not sure what you’re getting at. Jesse gaines is nobody. He’s an old acquaintance that i recently got back in touch with.
Victor: Hmm. Have that drink, ashland. Well, from what I gather, jesse gaines collected $300,000 a year from you for decades, without doing a damn thing. Seems to me was some kind of an extortion racket, right? But don’t worry about that anymore. I took care of it, you know? I offered him a lot of money to stay away from you. So consider that a wedding gift.
Ashland: Did gaines come to you asking for money?
Victor: No, no, no. No, I sought him out.
Victor: And I told him that he had a choice to make. He would either go to prison for blackmail or accept my very generous offer.
Ashland: What did he say about our history?
Victor: Well, that didn’t make any difference, really. I didn’t care what he had to say.
Ashland: Well, how would you know unless you heard him out?
Victor: Ashland, you and i are really not that dissimilar, are we? We both had rough backgrounds, you know. Used our elbows a lot, pushed people around, right? We did things that we probably would regret now. But it made us who we are today. And I’m a firm believer in letting bygones be bygones.
Ashland: Victor, I hope you know that you — you can’t trust gaines to keep his word. He won’t be satisfied no matter how generous you were.
Victor: I know that. I’m keeping an eye on him.
Ashland: I don’t know what to say.
Victor: There’s nothing to say, you know? I just want you to know that this is not something I did for you. I did this for victoria. I adore her. And she has never been as happy as she is today. That’s because of you, and i would like it to stay that way.
Ashland: So do I.
Victor: Great. Now, having said that, I want you to know that what I’ve done today I can undo in the blink of an eye. You get my drift?
Ashland: That I do. And you have no reason to worry.
Ashland: All I want is to make victoria as happy as she has made me.
Victor: Well, now, as long as it stays that way, you have nothing to worry about. Cheers.