Young & The Restless Transcript
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Jack: I got.
Phyllis: You don’t —
Jack: I got it.
Phyllis: You don’t have to do that.
[ Sighs ]
Jack: Seem a little flustered. Is it the fire you had to put out back at work? You kind of left the lunch with Nick and Nikki pretty quickly.
Phyllis: Yeah, I’m sorry about that.
Jack: It’s okay. Had to navigate the Newman waters all by myself.
Phyllis: Yeah, yeah, I’ve had to nav– navigate those choppy waters. You know, it’s — nothing is going on at work. It’s my life. I think Nick and I may have just broken up.
Nick: Sorry to drop by unannounced. I hope it’s not a bad time.
Sharon: No, not at all. Is everything okay?
Nick: Yeah, I just wanted to, you know, see how you two were doing and maybe faith.
Sharon: Well, you just missed her. She’s out studying for a test with Moses.
Nick: Oh, man, I feel like i have seen her so little lately.
Noah: Yeah, I just told mom I was gonna cook dinner. You want to join us?
Nick: You know, I’m good. I don’t have much of an appetite.
Sharon: I take it things didn’t go that well with Phyllis.
Nick: I don’t really want to get into it.
Noah: Yes, you do.
Nick: What I’d really like to do is hear how things are going with you, bud.
Noah: No, mnh-mnh. No, you don’t get to change the subject. You came here ’cause you wanted to talk. We want to listen, ’cause we’re your family, too.
Ashland: Hello, my beauty.
Victoria: Oh, hello, there. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m doing a deeper dive into the experimental treatment that we’ve been pursuing. Trying to find out if I have a connection to the hospital that’s funding the research.
Ashland: Oh, well, I’m one step ahead of you. I was able to secure an evaluation appointment at the clinic hosting the treatment.
Victoria: That’s fantastic.
Ashland: There’s just one hiccup, though. They had one opening for me that they could fit me into, and it’s coming up soon — as in I have to leave right now.
Victoria: You mean we’ve got to go. That’s fine. The sooner we get you signed up for the protocol,
Lily: I know. It’s so rare these days. Normally, your mind’s going 100 miles an hour. Even when you’re trying to unwind, your multi-tasker brain is at work.
Billy: It’s another positive effect that you have on me, learning to slow down and shut things off a little bit.
Lily: Mm-hmm. So you’re not secretly checking your phone under the table?
Billy: Uh, I am.
Lily: [ Chuckles ]
Billy: I am busted. But you know what? I’m gonna turn into a zen master overnight, okay? But I will keep trying.
[ Chuckles ]
Adam: We’re ready to put the plan in motion, so go ahead and set the bait. Report back to me how it goes. Why give your family just any eggs
Sharon: I agree with noah. You do seem stressed out. Now, I know I’ve said I’m not the best person to give advice when it comes to phyllis, but, you know, I can listen. We both can.
Nick: [ Sighs ] I guess I was looking for somebody to talk to about this. But I also feel like I’m all talked out, you know?
Noah: Yeah, well, whatever it is, it’s obviously still bothering you. It might feel better to get it off your chest.
Sharon: Yeah, talking it out can seem tiring, but it could also lift that weight off your shoulders and make this more manageable. You don’t have to worry about having your feelings all sorted out. We know you better than most, and we know how messy these things can be.
Noah: Yeah, messy’s actually my strong suit, so…
Nick: Okay, uh… got into another fight with Phyllis. Didn’t end well. Pretty sure it’s over.
Noah: I’m sorry, dad. I know you wanted to work things out.
Sharon: I’m sorry you guys have dug into a rut that you can’t get out of.
Nick: Well, I know you were expecting this when I told you i was having questions about my relationship.
Sharon: I would never say “i told you so” or imply that you deserve some kind of heartache. I know you’re hurting. The question is, do you think that this relationship can be repaired?
Jack: Take a deep breath. Slow down.
Jack: You said you think that you and Nick are broken up. First of all, that’s normally one of the things that we’re pretty clear on one way or the other.
Phyllis: Right, right. Well, let’s add a lack of clarity to the list of our issues. Let’s do that. And you had a front-row seat to our final act, didn’t you?
Jack: Well, I will agree that lunch with Nick and Nikki was a bit strained, but I thought the two of you being there together was a good sign, that maybe the two of you were back on track.
Phyllis: Yeah, I thought so, too. But you saw how he reacted when I said the slightest little thing about the great victor Newman.
Jack: You criticized his father in front of his mother. I can understand where Nick might feel a little awkward there.
Phyllis: Okay, no, no, that’s not it. That’s not it. But — listen, he reacts the exact same way anytime he says something about his family and then i repeat it.
Jack: Okay, well, the dynamic in the Newman family has always been a bit different than that in the Abbott clan.
Phyllis: Yes, and I don’t want to be a part of it anymore. There was no work emergency, Jack. That was a lie. I don’t want to be a part of Nick’s judgment and his jealousy anymore.
Jack: What do you mean jealousy?
Phyllis: You know, and then after lunch, he found me back at the grand phoenix, and we had a conversation.
[ Exhales sharply ] All of this resentment that he feels toward me came out in all of its glory. And he told me in no uncertain terms that we cannot be together anymore.
Ashland: I’m not gonna presume that you would come with me on this trip. It’s only preliminary. An evaluation of my condition to see if I’m even a candidate for this treatment. I’m not gonna ask you to leave for that.
Victoria: Well, I’m offering.
Ashland: Look, Newman/Locke has just way too much going on, and you’ve shouldering most of the workload. I’ll only be gone a few days, sweetheart.
Victoria: No, I am not gonna let you go through this evaluation on your own, let alone a trip to Peru. We’re in this together 100%. Besides, it’s gonna be hard for you to process all of the medical information in the moment.
Ashland: I’ll be fine.
Victoria: You need someone there to take it all in with you, to ask questions. Most importantly, to hold your hand.
Ashland: I agree, but —
Victoria: Let me just rephrase that. I need to hold your hand.
Ashland: I’m not gonna be able to change your mind about this, am I?
Victoria: What do you think? So when do we leave?
Nikki: Leave? Leave for where?
[ Inhales sharply ] Your honeymoon? And tonight’s winning numbers are 18,
Ashland: Well, I wish we were going on our honeymoon, but, unfortunately, there’s been a change of plans and we’re just gonna have to put that on hold a little while longer.
Nikki: Oh, well, if this has something to do with work, I’d be happy to step up and handle things.
Victoria: Well, whatever small disappointment to put off the honeymoon, it pales in comparison. This is infinitely more important. Do you mind if I share the news with her?
Ashland: Of course, we’re all family now.
Nikki: Well, does this trip have something to do with Ashland’s health?
Victoria: Yes, but it’s a good thing. He has an opportunity to try an experimental treatment, so we’re jumping at the opportunity and we’re gonna fly to Peru and see if we can have him evaluated and get him signed up for the trial.
Nikki: Well, I pray that the evaluation goes well and that you can move forward to the new treatment.
Victoria: Thank you, Mom.
Ashland: I really appreciate the support, and, uh, I’m extremely touched by how you and victor have accepted me into your lives.
Nikki: Well, you’re our daughter’s husband now, so you are a very important part of this family.
Ashland: You know, you have trusted me with your daughter’s heart, and I want nothing more than to honor that. It’s Victoria’s love that spurs me on to beat back this damn illness for as long as I can.
Nick: I thought things with Phyllis could be repaired, but after this latest argument, Phyllis told me that she doesn’t agree.
Noah: She said that?
Nick: Yeah. In no uncertain terms. She’s very angry.
Noah: It’s hard to have a productive conversation with someone when they’re completely wrapped up in their own grievances.
Nick: It’s like talking to a brick wall. Nothing I say gets through. And when I do something, she doesn’t believe me anyway.
Sharon: Can you give us some specifics?
Nick: I don’t know what to say. Honestly, I have no idea how we got here. Things were — you know, they were great. We went into this relationship this time around with our eyes wide open. We had very reasonable expectations. We didn’t try and change one another. We accepted each other for who we are. You know, it was working. This was working.
Sharon: So, then where did things start to go wrong?
Nick: I thought it was in Italy, but Phyllis said it was way earlier than that, you know? I thought it was just, like, a bump in the road. I’ve been drawn into some family drama, as you know, with Victoria and Dad and Adam, and I guess I should’ve been focusing more on what was going on with us. But, you know, everything blew up. I tried my best to stay calm, but Phyllis was raw and hurting, and she was throwing around a bunch of accusations at me. It just went from zero to 60 so fast.
Phyllis: I feel if we’re not having sex or playing video games, it’s like you’re pushing me away or you’re distant. It’s like you want nothing to do with me.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Anyway, last thing I want to do is draw you into this mess, you know? I don’t want to dump all this on you. And I certainly don’t want you to feel sorry for me.
Jack: So tell me exactly what happened in this fight.
Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ] It was awful. You don’t want to hear this. This is just familiar territory.
Jack: I’m fine. Talk to me.
Phyllis: You must be so tired of listening to me. But I have done everything I can to support him. Everything I can. I mean, we went to Kyle and summer’s wedding, and he was so distracted with Victoria and Ashland. I mean, it’s his daughter’s wedding. But I supported him, and then i doubled down and I accompanied him to Victoria and Ashland’s wedding in Tuscany. And then I even supported him when he decided not to go to the ceremony. I went alone. Me and his family. But he still thinks I don’t care and he still thinks that I don’t understand where he’s coming from.
Jack: That’s got to be frustrating.
Phyllis: Yes, it is, and i take all my consternation — I take it all, Jack, and I keep it to myself. And I stuff it in a box. And I still have his back, you know? And we had a really nice conversation. I thought we were getting somewhere this morning, and then we decided to go to lunch, and then you saw that. I say one little thing about his father and that is it, he shuts me down in front of both of you. And then I realized…we don’t deal with our issues. And if we do, it’s just on a superficial level. Do you know what I mean? I mean, it’s like there’s this superficiality to our relationship. It’s all fun and nice and fluffy, but it’s rotten inside.
Jack: Did you share that realization with Nick?
Phyllis: Oh. Of course I did. I told him exactly what I wanted. I told him I want a commitment and a confidant. And [Exhales sharply] Come on. I wouldn’t be working this hard at this if I didn’t care and if I didn’t love him.
Jack: So how did Nick react to this?
Nick: Loving and doting? That’s what you think you were being?
Phyllis: He just belittled me. With less moderate-to-severe eczema why hide your skin
Jack: Sometimes we say really unpleasant things in the middle of a heated argument.
Phyllis: Yep, and it may be unpleasant. It’s often…revealing. Those things we don’t want to say. Those things we gloss over. Those things that we hide from one another. And sometimes from ourselves.
Jack: You say you’re worried that there’s superficiality there. Maybe the answer is to dig deeper, to get it all out.
Phyllis: Well, normally, i would agree with you.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, god. This was not productive.
Jack: Okay, so give me an example. Look, I want to understand this. Maybe I can give you some perspective on where Nick is coming from.
Phyllis: See, that’s the thing, is I know where he’s coming from. I understand him. The problem is he doesn’t understand where I’m coming from, and he doesn’t want to. He doesn’t want to understand. Do you get it? I keep on trying to tell him that what we have is worth going there for, but he doesn’t want to. And I think that I just have to —
[ Breathes shakily ] I have to accept that I’m somebody, um…that he just doesn’t want to commit to.
Nick: Don’t do me any favors. You pretending to be superior or taking the high road is absurd.
Phyllis: What came out of that…was his obvious lack… of respect for me. And that hurts. Some things can’t be unsaid.
Sharon: Caring about you is not the same thing as feeling sorry for you. And you don’t have to go into details if you don’t want to, but you already said that Phyllis was angry and you seem hurt, so we’re just asking you what she said that hurt you.
Nick: After I talked to you two earlier, I went to her to apologize, and Phyllis actually admitted that she wasn’t happy. She did say that we’re in this together and we’re committed to doing the hard work to weed through our issues.
Sharon: Well, that’s good, but that process is bound to have some uncomfortable conversations and temporarily hurt feelings.
Nick: That’s not what this is.
Sharon: How can you be sure?
Nick: Because it turns out I’m the only one that’s willing to put in the effort. Then we got caught up in this weird, awkward lunch with Jack and my mom, and tensions amped up again and then Phyllis took off.
Noah: Running away never solves anything.
Nick: So I went and tracked her down to try and smooth things over. She didn’t want to talk, she just kept shutting me down, telling me that our relationship was hopeless.
Sharon: And so you just accepted that she had given up and that things were over?
Nick: No, I want her to talk about it because I want to understand. I want to get past our issues, but she just kept saying that — you know, that I always put my family before her. And I told her that it’s impossible for me to talk about my family with her because she has such strong opinions against them.
Noah: And what’d she say to that?
Nick: She told the truth.
Phyllis: You’re right! I do hate your family!
Nick: [ Sighs ] And I don’t know how to come back from that.
Adam: Hey. Hope you don’t mind me stopping by. I need to speak with Ashland.
Victoria: Well, he is on a call. I’m not sure how long he’ll be.
Adam: Okay. I can wait.
Victoria: In my office? Uh, no. I don’t think so.
Adam: Fine. I will text him. Unless you don’t mind passing along a message. It’s nothing I want to keep secret from you, since you’re on board with us going after Chanccomm.
Victoria: I assured Ashland that I don’t care if Newman media goes after them, that’s fine with me, but I don’t want to be involved. I don’t even want to know any of the details.
Adam: That’s fine by me. Just wanted to let him know that we have set things in motion.
Victoria: I will tell him.
Victoria: And just so you know, whatever happens next, he’s not gonna be around for that. We’re leaving for South America tomorrow afternoon. Ashland is pursuing a new cancer treatment.
Adam: Mm-hmm. It’s probably not the honeymoon you had in mind.
Victoria: Well, if it’s a success, it will be the best honeymoon ever.
Adam: Well, good luck. I hope for the best possible outcome.
Victoria: Thank you. I — I have faith that it’s gonna work. I mean, we’ve — we’ve just started our lives together, so i refuse to give up on it.
Adam: Well, I know when you’re determined, you won’t give up until you get what you want, so I look forward to seeing you and Ashland at your 10th wedding anniversary.
Victoria: What makes you think you’ll be invited to the party?
Adam: Well, you invited me to the wedding, so it’s required.
Victoria: Yeah, no, that’s not a rule.
Adam: Eh. Maybe not. But this, it feels like we’re bantering. Like siblings do. I’d like to think that we could build on this almost warm vibe.
Victoria: I’m pretty sure this is as good as it’s gonna get.
Adam: Okay, then.
Lily: How cute were the kids’ Halloween costumes this year?
Billy: Mm. So cute. Johnny was adorable. And Katie was a little scary. And you, of course, sexy.
Lily: Of course. It was for the after-hours party only.
Billy: Oh, yeah, wine and candy?
Lily: Yeah, that you stole from your children’s stash.
Billy: They have plenty to spare. And what can I say? I’ve got a soft spot for candy corn.
Lily: Oh, my god, I can’t believe I’m with someone who loves candy corn.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Cellphone rings ]
Billy: It’s Victoria.
Lily: Answer it.
Victoria: Hey. Listen, I need to go out of town for a few days, and I was hoping that you could Johnny and Katie.
Billy: Yeah, sure, that’s fine. We love it when the kids come over to stay with us. Is everything okay? Is this business? Because I thought you were leaving for your honeymoon next week.
Victoria: I can’t get into it right now, but thanks for taking care of the kids. I appreciate it.
Billy: Of course.
Lily: What was that?
Billy: Victoria’s heading out of town for a few days unexpectedly, so the kids are gonna come and stay with us.
Lily: Yeah, that’s fine. I mean, it doesn’t really change our plans at all. Except I’ll warn them to hide their Halloween candy from you.
Billy: [ Chuckles ] Maybe we should head home and have a little adult time before they come over.
Lily: Mm, excellent idea.
Billy: Yeah, okay. On second thought, maybe we should look at the dessert menu.
I can’t believe it. Guy’s gone missing again. He gave the slip to Newman security, so we have new marching orders — find him asap. Okay. So much for my dinner break.
Billy: That’s Victor’s P.I. He must be talking about Gaines. Sounds like that S.O.B. Has slipped through Victor’s fingers again.
Lily: Well, at least that proves that Adam and victor didn’t do something more sinister to him.
Billy: I’m not gonna give them credit for that. But it does open the door for us potentially.
Lily: [ Sighs ] Why do I feel like this is the end to our work-free evening?
Billy: We shouldn’t talk here. Let’s go home.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Adam: Tell me some good news.
I think it worked. What next?
Adam: We let Billy do what he does best — self-destruct.
Jack: I honestly thought that you and Nick would find some way to get through this. Maybe that was wishful thinking. Maybe there is no solution.
Phyllis: Other than walking away, I don’t know. That’s the only conclusion i have. It scares me to think of that, actually. It breaks my heart. Oh, god, I don’t want to fall apart here.
Jack: You know what? We could somewhere more private where everyone isn’t watching us. Sometimes losing it for a moment is exactly what we need.
Phyllis: No, not this time. I don’t want to do that. I just think I need to be alone.
Jack: Okay. I get that.
Phyllis: Shouldn’t be so shocked. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t been here before with Nick. But…I mean, this was inevitable, I guess, right?
Jack: No, don’t say that. Look, you said you and Nick had been here before and somehow gotten through it. Maybe this is the last time you’ll face something like this.
Phyllis: Yeah, ironically, i think it is the last time. Just not in the way I was hoping.
Nick: Thank you for listening and being supportive. Means a lot. Give faith a hug for me.
Sharon: Alright. Give Christian our love, too.
Noah: I haven’t seen dad this out of sorts in a long time.
Sharon: I know. I feel so bad for him.
Noah: Yeah, but I know you were biting your tongue about seeing this coming.
Sharon: Well, I don’t want to make him feel worse, kick him when he’s down.
Noah: But still, you told me that you predicted this.
Sharon: Yes, privately, I’ve never understood how your kid could fool himself again into thinking that this relationship would have any other outcome.
Noah: I like Phyllis. I do, but even I can see that she and dad are like night and day. I know opposites can attract, but I never understood that pull they have.
Sharon: I think it has to do with the excitement of doing something illicit and forbidden, but then, under normal circumstances, when there is no more drama, it gets boring and it falls apart.
Noah: Or maybe…it’s not any of that. Maybe, deep down…dad never got over you. Hi Susan! Honey?
Phyllis: [ Sighs ]
[ Cellphone rings ] Hey.
Jack: Hey. I just wanted to make sure you were back okay.
Phyllis: Liar. You wanted to make sure that i wasn’t in the fetal position, laying in a puddle of my tears.
Jack: It’s okay if you are, you know. More than anything, I want you to know if you need to reach out, I’m around.
Phyllis: You’re the best.
Jack: Be kind to yourself, okay? I’ll see you.
Phyllis: Oh, please, it’s not a flirtation.
Nick: Then what is it then? Because as far as I can tell, the second we have a conflict, you run straight to Jack.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ]
Billy: Who knows what we’re gonna find behind the door that Gaines has opened? So many possibilities. But if we find him before victor’s people do, then we have the ammo to stop him from coming after Chanccomm.
Lily: There’s no assurance that finding Gaines will give anything but a liability.
Billy: Why would you think that? He’s got the proof that Ashland stole Camilla’s inheritance.
Lily: Yeah, and what do you want to do with the proof? We’ve talked about this. It could ruin Victoria and Ashland’s lives.
Billy: No, we don’t need to worry about that because we don’t need to publish the information. We will use it to blackmail Victor and Adam to stop them from coming after us.
Lily: [ Sighs ] No, we won’t.
Billy: Why not, Lily?
Lily: Because I am done with this, okay? I am not gonna humor you anymore. We’re done with Gaines.
Nikki: I think that meeting went well, don’t you?
Victoria: Yes, I like them. I think they’ll be good strategic partners for us.
Nikki: Thanks for the ride home. Now, I hope that you will go home and get some rest.
Victoria: Well, actually, I have to go back to the office and finish some work before we leave for Peru.
Nikki: Oh, Honey. I know you are focused on getting Ashland through this and staying positive, but you have to look after yourself, too. I mean, you’re gonna need all of your strength and then some.
Victoria: Mother, I am aware. Thank you for always looking out for me.
Nikki: Well, if you ever want to talk about it, I am here for you.
Victoria: Okay. I’m fine, though, really. I have high hopes for this new treatment.
Nikki: I am praying that it will turn things around for Ashland. I don’t want to see your heart broken.
Victoria: Well, I’m not gonna dwell on that. I’m — I’m very optimistic that it might work.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Nikki: Oh. Oh, it’s your father. Hi, darling. What? Oh, my god. Oh, how horrible. What can I do? Just tell me. Yes, yes, I understand. Okay, bye.
Victoria: What is it?
Nikki: Abby just got word that Chance might have been killed while doing undercover work.
Victoria: Oh, my goodness, this is so tragic. Poor Abby.
Nikki: Victor thinks she’s in shock.
Victoria: Well, yes, how could she not be? To get this kind of news and she’s caring for a newborn? We should go over there and we should help her.
Nikki: Well, he’s there with her and Ashley is there. He says she’s overwhelmed and doesn’t want any more visitors. Victor’s gonna wait there with her until they hear more news. But this has not been officially confirmed, so for now, we’re keeping it private.
Victoria: Of course. Gosh, Mom, my heart goes out to her. Abby must be so devastated.
Ashland: [ Exhales sharply ]
[ Breathing heavily ]
Lily: Look, just forget Gaines, forget Ashland, okay? We will beat the Newmans ourselves by being better, smarter, savvier, okay? We don’t need anyone or anything else.
Billy: Okay, but, Lily —
Lily: No, Billy, this is what I’m sayin–
[ Knock on door ]
Billy: Must be the kids.
Billy: What the hell?
Gaines: Please, I have nowhere else to go. I’m not safe. Can you hide me?
Nick: What do you mean this isn’t gonna work? You know what? You can’t say something like that and just walk off without explaining yourself.
Phyllis: That’s all I do is explain myself to you.
[ Scoffs ] I’m being the loving and the doting girlfriend, but you just treat me with disdain.
Nick: Loving and doting? That’s what you think you’re being by making jokes at my father’s expense in front of my mother, with Jack having a front-row seat and you rubbing your obvious flirtation in my face.
Phyllis: Oh, wait, wait. That’s not flirtation.
Nick: Then what is it? Because as far as I can tell, every time we have the smallest of conflicts, you go running off to Jack.
Phyllis: You want to know why I go running to Jack? Because if we’re not having sex or playing video games, you treat me horribly. You push me away. It’s like you don’t even care about my opinions or my ideas.
Nick: Because your opinions are always saying that I should ignore my family or completely disengage from them, and that is not an option.
Phyllis: Oh, my god, that is such a lie! I am turning myself into a pretzel helping you deal with your family.
Nick: By asking me to cut myself off from them. You have no appreciation for how hard that would be for me.
Phyllis: My god, don’t even say that to me!
[ Exhales sharply ] You think that I don’t know what it’s like being connected to the Newman family? My advice comes from hard-learned truths. Being associated with single members of your family, particularly your father, so don’t you dare say that to me. Have sympathy for me! Okay? But you don’t, and it doesn’t matter. I turn the other cheek because i want to be with you.
Nick: Oh, don’t do me any favors. You pretending to be superior or taking the high road is absurd.
Phyllis: Okay, this is not gonna work. It’s over. It’s done. Seriously. We keep on telling each other that we don’t have to change, but you see, Nick, I’ve changed. I want more than sex and video games, and, oh, keeping it fluffy and light. I want more than that. I want a commitment, I want a confidant, I want someone who respects me. I want an ally.
Nick: And I want you to stop hating my family.
Phyllis: I hate your family. But not for the reasons that you think. I hate your family…’cause you always choose them over me.
Nick: I chose you over my sister when you had that battle for your hotel.
Phyllis: I know. I know you did, and that was great. It was great, and I thought there was gonna be a happy ending, but there’s not, because, look, you’re so miserable. You’re miserable because you’re out of sorts with your dad and your sister, and you’re so jealous of Adam. And you just want to be the golden boy. You just want to save the day. And you will always go back to roost, always. And you will sacrifice me and you will sacrifice our relationship because of it. I can’t do this anymore. I’m in so much pain. I can’t do this anymore.
[ Exhales sharply ]
Nick: I know.
Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ]
[ Cellphone rings ]
Nick: I mean, it’s perfect timing. You say you want a confidant and an ally, well, the first sign of trouble, you always turn to him.