Young & The Restless Transcript
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Billy: I think you might have misinterpreted what you overheard.
Sharon: No, I didn’T. You can’t let go of your anger towards adam or your desire to punish him. Why else would you have one of your reporters dig something up about him?
Billy: You know, sharon, I am constantly surprised by your impulse to defend the guy, especially after the way it’s affected your marriage to rey.
Sharon: Okay, don’t you dare turn this around on me. This has nothing to do with me. What do you expect to get out of this new attack, billy? Some juicy new story? What is it you think he’s done this time anyway?
Victor: Well, son, I’m glad you’re finally coming around. Time we confront billy boy directly.
Adam: Well, I was just waiting till the time was right, but now that I see how obsessed billy is with jesse gaines and ashland, it seems like a perfect time to strike.
Victor: Yeah. It is indeed.
Adam: Billy’s distracted. He’s single-minded in his suspicions about gaines’ fate, so he’ll be off his game. You set him up perfectly with your warning, so he’s gonna be focused on gaines and on high alert.
Victor: Billy boy abbott won’t even know what hit him.
Ashland: So, gentlemen.
Victor: Ashland, do come in.
Noah: Hey, no, it’s good to be home for sure, but, I don’t know, it just feels weird being here for longer than a quick visit, you know, with no idea what my future really holds.
Victoria: Did you see this photo? Isn’t the sunset over the palazzo just breathtaking?
Nikki: Mm. The photographer really captured its true beauty.
Victoria: I know. That was just absolutely perfect. I love this photo of dad walking me down the aisle.
Nikki: Ohh. You know, this marriage really agrees with you. I mean, you’re just glowing and so strong and happy, in love.
Victoria: I’m glad that it shows because I am. I am all of those things.
Nikki: [ Chuckles ]
Victoria: [ Sighs ] I go to bed at night happy, and I wake up feeling the same way. I know, I know that ashland and I will have to face some of these challenges that we have, both in business and personal, but I couldn’t be more content.
Victoria: Darling, it is so wonderful to see you this way.
[ Sighs ] Now, if only you could work things out with your brother.
Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ]
Nick: [ Exhales sharply ] Okay, okay, I give up. I’m never gonna be able to out-stubborn you, but I have questions, so I want to know if we’re ever gonna talk about this or if you’re just gonna keep slamming doors and giving me the silent treatment. I just heard something amazing!
Phyllis: Sorry, I can’t talk right now. I’ve already taken too much time off of work.
Nick: Work can wait. Look, what I said upset you, clearly, but I’m dealing with some things with my family right now, and I could use your support.
Phyllis: Oh, really, you want my support? Every time I give you my support, you reject it.
Nick: When your support comes in the form of criticism, it makes it seem like you don’t care and it’s just an opportunity for you to newman bash and like you’re not listening.
Phyllis: Of course I’m listening. I’m listening and I’m being supportive, but every time I do that, you seem to get offended.
Nick: Well, you’re telling me to just push the hard issues aside and pretend like everything’s fine because that’d be a lot easier than dealing with my contentious family history.
Phyllis: That’s not what I’m doing at all.
Nick: Well, we’re not understanding each other, so why don’t we just sit down and talk about it calmly?
Phyllis: Okay, you know what? I’m not as calm as you right now. And I’m offended because you are insinuating that I don’t have good communication skills and that I don’t care about your feelings. Okay, maybe the first one is true sometimes, but the second one absolutely is not.
Nick: That is not what I’m doing, alright? It’s not what I mean at all.
Phyllis: Okay, you know what? Um…I don’t want to talk right now. Uh, I just need to be alone. I need some space. Can you give me space?
Nick: [ Groans ]
Victoria: Mom, please, I am in too good of a mood to let thoughts of nick bring me down right now. I will deal with all of that somehow after the honeymoon.
Nikki: Darling, I’m just saying, you can’t let this rift between the two of you go on and on.
Victoria: Mom, don’T.
Nikki: Alright, fine. I will stop. Why don’t you tell me about your honeymoon? You’ve been very mysterious about it. Where are you going?
Victoria: Well, I want to surprise ashland with the perfect stress-free getaway to paradise, somewhere far away from everyone and everything, especially the prying paparazzi eyes.
Nikki: Mm. And?
Victoria: Well, I have arranged for the most romantic trip. Okay, just imagine this.
[ Clears throat ] A private island, five-star meals, personal masseuse, just the two of us together.
Nikki: It sounds heavenly.
Victoria: Yes, I know. I’m thinking that we’ll leave in a week. That is, provided we can get caught up on all of the work that’s piled up while we were in tuscany.
Nikki: Well, if I know my daughter, you will work 24/7 and move heaven and earth to make sure nothing gets in the way of this perfect honeymoon.
Victoria: [ Chuckles ]
Nikki: And you deserve every minute of it.
Ashland: Did I hear correctly? Are you planning to go after chanccomm? Because when it comes to billy abbott, I’m in alignment with any plan that takes him down a notch — or 10.
Adam: We were actually going to include you. We knew you’d appreciate what we were doing, and actually you could be useful.
Victor: Let’s put it this way, ashland, we are interested in destabilizing chanccomm, hmm?
Adam: We want to damage it enough to where we can move in, scoop up the remains.
Victor: We were successful in taking over cyaxares, rebranding it as newman media, and now we plan to look at chanccomm as our next target.
Ashland: Well, I’m impressed you’re going on the offensive. It’s an intriguing plan, but you can’t fool me. This has less to do with business and more to do with taking down billy.
Adam: Well, we can’t deny that.
Ashland: Given that’s your motive, and before you give me any details, you just have to know that I’m not going to be withholding anymore information from victoria. There will be no more secrets, so please don’t tell me any details that you don’t want her to know.
Adam: We can respect that. And you do have a point, she, for some unfathomable reason, always protects billy.
Victor: Alright. Let’s put the cards on the table. I’ve already informed billy boy that we’re coming after him. I want to include you in our strategy, so don’t you be concerned about letting victoria know what we’re up to.
Billy: You know I’m a little surprised that rey didn’t share with you what I told him about adam.
Sharon: Maybe that’s because rey is discreet when it comes to spreading around unfounded allegations. And you clearly don’t have those scruples. So, why don’t you fill me in on all the details?
Billy: Happy to oblige. I’ll give you the short version. I believe that adam, at the orders of victor, made a man disappear because he posed a threat to victoria and ashland’s wedding.
Sharon: And what makes you think that victor and adam had anything to do with this guy disappearing?
Billy: Because he has damning information about ashland’s past. He went to tuscany to confront him about that, and that’s where he disappeared. So I would be careful about championing the man, because it looks like the old adam is back.
Sharon: So what are you saying happened, bribery?
Billy: No, this guy’s taken money from almost everyone, and yet he still went to tuscany to take matters into his own hands, so I would say bribery is the least of it.
Sharon: What else then? Kidnapping? Murder? Are those really the accusations you’re gonna throw around now, billy?
Who’s on it with jardiance?
Billy: Those are your words, sharon, not mine. But it’s very interesting that you would go there –ibery, murder, kidnapping. Not so far-fetched, right? Because you know what adam is capable of.
Sharon: No, I think that it’s not just far-fetched, it’s impossible.
Billy: Really? Why is that?
Sharon: Well, first of all, i don’t think that victor would order something like that. And secondly, what motive would adam have? He has no allegiance to ashland locke. And when it comes to victoria, well, there’s no love lost there, is there?
Billy: No, but I think he really likes being back in the newman family fold and he’s about willing to do anything to stay there.
Sharon: No, no, this is about you, billy, grasping at straws, trying to spread around unsubstantiated negative rumors about adam. And it really saddens me. You know, he deserves every chance to turn his life around, just like everybody gave you. And it’s interesting how that seems to get lost in your obsession.
Noah: I’m sorry about the mess, man. I really appreciate you and my mom letting me crash here. I know it was a little unexpected. I hope it’s cool with you.
Rey: Come on, man. This is your childhood home. You’re always welcome here. We’re thrilled to have you. You got everything you need in your bedroom?
Noah: Yeah, yeah. But I’m assuming a bachelor roommate isn’t exactly what you signed up for.
Rey: No, no, but I’m looking forward to getting to know you better.
Noah: Great. Now you can tell me what’s been going on around here. In town, on the ranch. It’s been a while since I moved away. Every time I came back, it was just for a quick visit, so none of the changes have really registered.
Rey: Actually, not a whole lot has changed. Victor’s acquired a few more horses. They’re in the stables. You ride much?
Noah: I haven’t in a long time, but I grew up on the ranch, so I’m excited to get back in the saddle.
Rey: Ha. And your sister faith, she’s really turned her life around after having a pretty rough year. Look, you didn’t hear it from me, but I think that she’s falling for moses winters. She’s gonna fill you in on the rest, and your mom can bring you up to speed on how things are going at crimson lights.
Noah: Yeah, from what I can tell, she’s been working really hard to keep that place going.
Rey: Yeah, she’s pretty amazing.
Rey: And so are you, man. And from what I heard, you were pretty instrumental in saving mariah.
Rey: Oh, all in a day’s work. Glad I could help.
Noah: I’m really impressed with everything you’ve done for my family. Staying on top of all the ins and outs. It makes me feel a lot less guilty about moving so far away, knowing how devoted you are. I really appreciate everything you’ve done, especially through some of the brutal times.
Rey: Yeah, it’s all been worth it, you know? Your mom and your sisters are very important to me.
Noah: So how about you, man, you know, how’s the family?
Rey: Well, you know, I miss them, of course, but sharon and I try to get to miami as often as possible. Pretty lucky, though, because this place really feels like home.
Ashland: Well, I’ve got to applaud the cleverness and downright ruthlessness of your move here. Who knew jesse gaines would actually prove to be so useful?
Victor: Good to have you on board, ashland.
Ashland: Now, you’re confident that billy will lean into this trap?
Adam: We have no doubt.
Victor: You’ve got to know that billy boy doesn’t give a damn about facts. But he will move very quickly once he realizes that he can hurt us.
Adam: And that’ll be his achilles’ heel.
Ashland: Well, I see your point. And if you’re successful, chanccomm will definitely be weakened.
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Jack: Thank you.
Sally: Caffeine. Perfect antidote for jet lag. How was your flight back? It was just you and phyllis, right?
Jack: Easy, smooth flight. No bumps.
Sally: Alright. Looks like your relationship with her has been really deepening lately. You guys got to spend some quality time together in italy between kyle and summer’s wedding, and then victoria’S.
Jack: That should come as no surprise to you. You know my history with phyllis.
Sally: That’s right. Funny how you’ve gone from being a couple in the past to being in-laws now.
Jack: I don’t know what you’re getting at or why you’re so curious about my friendship with phyllis, but it seems to me you have your own rather tricky relationship to navigate with your new boss, adam. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some reading to catch up on.
Rey: [ Chuckles ] Well, I hope you’re feeling at home here, too, you know.
Noah: I think it’s pretty obvious I’ve had no problem making myself comfortable in your living room. I’ve grown a little accustomed to my bachelor lifestyle, but i promise to be more considerate in the future.
Rey: I hope you’re not gonna feel uncomfortable living here with your mom, me, and faith. We’re not gonna be cramping your style, are we?
Noah: Trust me, that is not gonna be a problem. I mean, right now I don’t even know how long I’m gonna be staying. To tell you the truth, even though I spent a lot of years in this house, it — I don’t know, it just doesn’t really feel like home anymore. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Now, the crazy thing is, london didn’t really feel like home anymore either. At least not lately.
Rey: You know, I get that. You’re starting to feel like a man without roots. You know, I feel the same thing when I get back to miami. It takes me a minute to settle into that rhythm. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and seeing them, but it’s just not who I am anymore. It’s not before long I want to get back to sharon and our life here.
Noah: Yeah, I think that’s what I’ve been missing, too. Yeah, I — stuck in this kind of weird limbo, you know, between my childhood home and whatever my future home and life might be.
Rey: Well, don’t worry. I’m sure you’re gonna work it out. In the meantime, you know, kick back. There’s no rush. Enjoy yourself.
Noah: Thanks, rey.
Rey: But you better brace yourself because there’s gonna be a lot of pressure for you to make the move permanent.
Noah: [ Chuckles ]
Rey: Nobody’s gonna want you to leave here again.
Sally: Adam! Do you have a minute? I don’t mean to brag, but i wanted you to see the latest headline that I spotted. This european magazine is calling me the next vera wang. You do know who that is, don’t you, or do you just not agree with the comparison? Okay, well, we need to capitalize on this. And what do you think about doing a feature — “the making of a dream dress”? We can share all the sketches that I made and I can write about the process, I can talk about how I got the measurements and how we rushed it into production and how, against all odds, we got it to the bride just before her wedding day. It’s a really dramatic story. We have to share it. People are gonna eat it up.
Sally: What do you think?
Adam: I think that you should just talk to chloe, and I’ll go along with whatever she thinks.
Sally: Do you not care?
Adam: Honestly, no, I don’t care about the wedding dress press right now.
Sally: Wow. Okay, I get it. You said you just want to keep things strictly professional when we got back, that’s exactly what you’re doing. I just thought that the fashion division was more important to newman media. I guess I was mistaken.
Adam: Sally, you have to stop taking things so personally. There’s more to newman media than your fashion line. I’m sorry, I have a call scheduled with an investor that I need to get to.
Victoria: Oh! I’m so glad you’re here. Listen, I know I said I wanted to keep the details of our honeymoon a surprise, but I just don’t really know if I can stick to it.
Ashland: [ Chuckles ] You are so fired up about this. It’s lovely to see. Go on, tell me everything.
Victoria: Okay, well, maybe just one photo.
Ashland: [ Chuckles ]
Victoria: A tease. Look. Isn’t it fabulous? Look at that.
[ Gasps ] Oh. Ashland. What’s going on? Are you okay?
Ashland: Yeah, no I feel fine. Yeah.
Victoria: Then what is it? There’s definitely something on your mind.
Ashland: I was just at newman media earlier, and i think there’s something that you should probably know. Victor and adam are planning a move against chanccomm.
Victoria: Really? What do you think about it?
Ashland: From a business standpoint, it does make sense. Cripple the competition, fold them into your empire. It’s a move I would make — and I have many times in the past. And it seems as though they’re not interested in playing nice. Far from it.
Victoria: I see. You want me to know that? Why?
Ashland: Because I don’t want there to be any more secrets between us. And you may not want them to go after billy for the same reason that billy claimed he wanted to protect you — for the sake of your children.
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“The young and the restless”
Victoria: Do me a favor. Don’t give me any of the details.
Ashland: I don’t understand.
Victoria: Well, you said that going after chanccomm was not an unusual business move, right?
Ashland: Yeah, but what i meant —
Victoria: Look, I don’t need to know how my dad and adam plan to go about this. If billy wants to play in the big leagues, then he needs to step up and protect his company.
Ashland: I got to say, I’m both surprised and impressed by your response, and I will honor your wishes and…keep all of the details from you.
Victoria: You should feel very flattered right now.
Ashland: And why is that?
Victoria: You have won my father’s respect. Victor newman only circles the wagons and goes on the attack for family, so guess what that makes you.
Ashland: Well, when you put it that way, it sounds like cause for a celebration. How about treating ourselves to lunch at society?
Jack: Hey. Join me for a minute.
Jack: Come on. Okay, what’s got you down? There’s something going on in that mind.
Phyllis: Don’t push, honestly, because if you do, it’ll all just come spilling out, and I don’t want to throw my problems on you. You don’t deserve that.
Jack: Well, give me a little credit. I’m pretty sure I can handle it.
Phyllis: Alright, you asked for it. Okay. So me and nick. It’s not getting better. I don’t understand what’s happening. It’s like I have to just deal with the real superficial relationship in order for it to work out. Not too deep. You know what I mean? If any conflict arises, we just seem to crumble.
Jack: Okay, are you sure you’re not maybe exaggerating a bit? You two have been through a lot and survived in the past.
Phyllis: I know. I’m not being dramatic. I’m not. It’s just strange. We’re — we’re not on the — on the same planet. I mean, we’re not speaking the same language. We have a different style altogether. I don’t understand this. I mean, no one’s doing anything big. No one’s cheating. We’re not keeping secrets.
Jack: Okay, so what’s the issue?
Phyllis: I don’t know. It’s just all gone sideways. Do you know what I mean? What do I do about that? How do I work that out?
Victor: Well, my goodness. If it isn’t the happy newlyweds. You on a working lunch? Or are you taking a break from all the work that undoubtedly accumulated after your wedding?
Victoria: Ashland has shared your plans with me.
Victor: Well, I’m glad he did. Sweetheart, you must admit that after all that billy boy has done, he needs a wake-up call. He has it coming.
Victoria: You don’t have to convince me. I’m on board. I just want to be spared the details. All is fair in business, as far as I’m concerned, and I’m done protecting billy.
Noah: The ranch looks great as always. I just took a nice long walk around a couple of my old favorite spots.
Noah: Brought back a lot of memories.
Nikki: It’s so good to have you back. Did you go by the stables?
Noah: Yeah, I did, actually. Rey told me about the new horses. They’re really beautiful.
Nikki: Aren’t they? You and I are gonna have to go riding together. My gosh, we haven’t done that in years. Every time you’re home, it’s usually for some crisis or another.
Noah: Not this time, though. Thank god my mom’s finally healthy. Mariah and faith are both doing well. Finally just a worry-free opportunity to spend some time with the family.
Nikki: So how long do you think you can stay? I know when we were in london visiting you, I got to see how fabulous your career is going there, so you probably can’t afford to stay away too long.
Noah: Well, thank you for the high praise, but only a proud grandma would characterize my career as fabulous.
Nikki: [ Scoffs ]
Noah: I do okay.
[ Chuckles ]
Nikki: Well, modesty has always been your most endearing trait. I’m sure you must’ve gotten that from me.
[ Both laugh ]
Noah: I’m sure grandpa told you about the branding work I’ve been doing for newman media. Maybe while I’m here, I can expand on that a little bit.
Nikki: Oh, that would be great. I know victor would love that. And I would be thrilled because then you would be in town for a while.
Noah: Oh, okay, you really jumped on that “for a while” conclusion mighty fast.
Nikki: [ Laughs ] Well, I’m pretty adept at reading the signs.
Noah: Are you sure it’s not just wishful thinking?
Nikki: Most of the things that I wish for do come true eventually.
Noah: Yeah, well, I’d hardly call that magic. No, it’s more so just your sheer uncompromising force of will.
Nikki: [ Laughs ] I have missed that dry sense of humor of yours. But something tells me that there’s something else on your mind.
Noah: Oh, yeah, what’s that, your sixth grandma sense?
Nikki: Is there a reason why you’re here and not in london?
Noah: Don’t worry, I’m not hiding or running from anything.
Nikki: Well, that’s good to know.
Noah: There’s a lot of reasons I want to come spend some time in genoa city.
Nikki: Like what?
Noah: Oh, for one, this whole thing with dad. I’m really worried about how he’s dealing with this rift with victoria, and now he even seems like he’s mad at grandpa, too, for some reason.
Nikki: Yes, I am very concerned about that, as well. And nicholas and victor have always been very different, but the one thing they have in common is their stubbornness. And I’m afraid that’s the reason why this problem won’t be going away so easily. Hi sabrina!
Victor: Son. Just leaving, but if you want to have a cup of coffee, I’ll stay.
Nick: Yeah, thanks. I don’t have time. I’m just gonna grab a quick bite and then go home to christian. Noah’s in town, by the way.
Victor: Yeah, I hear.
Nick: He’s staying at sharon’S. Be nice if he could spend some time with his grandparents.
Victor: Well, from what i know, your mother is planning a dinner. I hope you’ll be there.
Nick: Probably not the best idea.
Victor: Son, I really hope from the bottom of my heart that you can forgive what happened in tuscany. Just get over it. Let it go.
Nick: Well, the wedding’s over, but nothing’s changed. I mean, you use me when you need me, and then you cast me aside in favor of adam when I don’t follow your rules, and I’m over it. It’s got me questioning my place in this family yet again.
Jack: I’m sure I don’t have to remind you, no relationship is easy. They’re all difficult. They’re all tricky. They’re all clumsy and they all inevitably lead to rocky patches.
Jack: And it is a measure of the depth and strength of that relationship how a couple handles the tough spots.
Phyllis: Yeah, well, I mean, the thing is, we’re not handling it at all. At all. I don’t even know if we’re capable of it at this point.
Jack: Well, are you and nick at least talking?
Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, he wanted to sit me down and talk to me.
Jack: Well, that’s a good thing. How’d that go?
Phyllis: I felt like if i would’ve stayed, I would’ve overreacted, so — so I just needed time to clear my head.
Jack: Wait, he wanted to talk, and you walked out?
Phyllis: Yeah. I mean, I felt that was the right thing to do. Otherwise, I would’ve just kept on saying the wrong thing.
Jack: You know what? Taking a step back and thinking it through is not the worst idea you’ve ever had. Look, I have been on the receiving end of your untempered temper, and it ain’t pretty.
Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, that’s why I decided to walk away.
Jack: Yeah. Just take a breath. Taking some air, put your head in the right place before you sit down and have an important adult conversation.
Phyllis: Yeah. Thank you. You always know what to say to calm me down.
Jack: I don’t want you giving up. Don’t give up yet.
Sally: [ Sighs ]
[ Scoffs ]
Adam: Yes, we feel quite good about it, too. Company’s in a strong position and we’re looking into some expansion opportunities, too. Yeah, social media buzz has been great. Given a real lift to the cpms and subscribers to the site. Well, I can’t argue with that. Sally spectra is a valuable asset to newman media. We are happy to have her. Sure, I’ll have my assistant set up the next meeting. Alright.
[ Sighs ]
Victoria: I mean, look at this view. It’s just heavenly, isn’t it?
Ashland: Well, it certainly is.
Victoria: [ Chuckles ]
Ashland: You’re really looking forward to this honeymoon.
Victoria: Yes, I am. Aren’t you?
Ashland: Of course I am. Anything that makes you happy, my angel, makes me happy, too.
Victoria: Well, all we have to do is plow through that mountain of paperwork, and then we can escape.
Victoria: And we can truly unplug.
[ Cellphone rings ] Excuse me. It’s my oncologist.
Victoria: Take it.
Ashland: Hello, doctor.
[ Clears throat ] What did the latest tests reveal? If you’re on medicare, remember,
Victor: You know, it breaks my heart that you don’t feel part of this family. I mean, why?
Nick: Well, that’s it exactly, isn’t it? Your lack of awareness is at the core of the problem. You never perceive how your actions are seen from your children’s point of view, at least not mine anyway.
Victor: Son, I’ve given you everything, everything you ever needed or wanted. I don’t understand any of this. What is it that I don’t see?
Nick: This ongoing conflict is a push/pull dynamic that is never gonna go away. It’s been going on for decades. I know mom has tried to mediate. It’s no use. I’m not even angry. I’m exhausted. It’s exhausting, and I’m not hungry anymore. I’ll see you later, dad.
Billy: Do you mind if I join you?
Sally: Please. Sit down.
Billy: I was hoping now that you work at newman media, we could have a little chat.
Sally: What makes you think we have anything to chat about?
Billy: Just got a few questions I’d like to ask.
Sally: Oh, really? Are you working on a story about victoria newman’s wedding dress? ‘Cause that really seems to be the only thing the media wants to talk with me about recently.
Billy: Well, it was a beautiful dress. Right now I’m looking for background on a story about newman media and the company’s entanglement in the disappearance of a man named jesse gaines.
Sally: I have no idea who you’re talking about.
Billy: I’m following up on a source that suggested adam and victor were involved in the disappearance. And you flew on adam’s private jet to tuscany, correct? I’m just wondering if you overheard anything, particularly on the return flight.
Sally: I have nothing to say to you. I know that you’re a rival of newman media. My loyalty lies with them, period.
Billy: I wonder how long that’ll last. I couldn’t help but notice the two of you getting cozy at the palazzo. You may think that you have a line into him, but believe me, adam is as savvy and dangerous as they come and he only worries about himself. So I suggest that you protect yourself.
Sally: Well, you’re not the first person to warn me about adam. Pretty sure you won’t be the last. But I’ve also been warned about you and your personal vendetta against him, so you know what? I can hold my own and make my own decisions, thank you very much.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Hey, it’s phyllis. Bring up a bottle of our best champagne, also two orders of filet mignon, and, um… chocolate-covered strawberries, for sure. You know what? Just bring up everything that is a best-seller in our romance and honeymoon package. Yeah, thank you.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
Victoria: So, what did the doctor say?
Ashland: Can we maybe talk about this at home or someplace more private?
Victoria: No, no, no, no, no. I can’t wait. I want to know now. What did — what did he say?
Ashland: [ Sighs ] Well, apparently, I’m not reacting to the treatments as everyone had hoped.
Victoria: What does that mean?
Ashland: The chemotherapy’s not working. I mean, we all knew it was a long shot.
Victoria: That’s okay. I mean, we’ll just — we’ll have to deal with it. We’ll find an even more aggressive drug. That’s what we’ll do. Or maybe something that’s even more experimental, if possible. I hope you know that this doesn’t mean that we’re giving up. It just means that we have to fight a lot harder now.