Young & The Restless Transcript
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Phyllis: So you spent your entire lunch giving me a pep talk, and now you’re going to work out.
Jack: Well, you exercised my brain. Now I have to take care of the rest of my body.
Phyllis: Thank you for pulling me out of my funk.
Jack: I’m always here for you.
Phyllis: I know that.
Amanda: I appreciate you escorting me home from the courthouse.
Michael: I know you were perfectly capable of extricating yourself from that pack of vultures/reporters parked on the courthouse steps, but, you know, I was just happy to be lending a hand.
Amanda: Well, I really do appreciate it, michael. Thlast thing that I wanted to do was answer more questions after testifying.
Amanda: I think I left every single thing I had on that stand.
Michael: You did.
[ Cellphone rings ] Mm. Excuse me. Oh, it’s devon. Can you give me a second? Hey.
Devon: Hey, I’m glad I caught you. Did you make it home okay?
Amanda: Yeah, I’m fine. I’m back at the penthouse now. Michael’s here. The trial’s over for today.
Devon: Hey, I’m really sorry that I couldn’t be in court with you.
Amanda: No, don’t apologize. I completely understand why you need to be there for abby and dominic. How are things going over there?
Devon: They’re — it’s tense, but everything’s steady right now. But tell me real quick how your testimony went.
Amanda: [ Chuckles ] I am not even sure yet. It’s a lot to process, you know? Do you think I can fill you in when you get home?
Devon: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. I’ll talk to you later.
Amanda: Okay, bye.
Amanda: [ Sighs ] Now that I’ve had a chance to breathe, I want your honest opinion about how things went today. Sutton’s lawyers are building a strong defense, so taking the stand, did that achieve what we had hoped? Do you think that my grandfather is one step closer to being convicted?
Devon: Well, you came at a quiet time. Everybody’s upstairs. Nina, abby, and ashley are all trying to get some sleep. But I know that abby’s probably gonna be down soon ’cause she hasn’t been sleeping at all.
Nick: Yeah. I bet she’s not sleeping. I mean, to get that kind of news has got to be devastating. How’s she coping?
Devon: She’s not well. She was in a really dark place earlier today. She was convinced that she should fly herself to spain to the site of the explosion to search for chance herself.
Nick: She can’t do that.
Devon: No, I know she can’t do it. We all convinced her that it was a bad idea, including victoria who stopped by. But once she got the idea out of her mind, she fell apart completely. The reality of never being able to see her husband again is starting to set in. It’s too much for her. It’s gonna take a really long time for her to get past all this pain and this loss. And she’s really gonna need all of our help and support to get through this.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah, I’ll do whatever it takes to help her. We’ll make sure she gets everything she needs.
Chloe: Hey! Hello, over here.
Chloe: You haven’t heard anything I’ve said in the last five minutes.
Sally: Yes, I have. I was listening.
Chloe: You’re still thinking about phyllis and jack.
Sally: [ Scoffs ]
Chloe: I saw the way that you were looking at them. Don’t deny it.
Sally: Fine, yes, I was a little miffed.
Chloe: A little more than miffed. But I don’t get why. I thought that you were over jack, which you should be, since your relationship ended eons ago. You’re not still harboring hope that you could get back together. Are you?
Michael: I was very pleased with how your testimony went. I mean, no doubt it was a painful position for you emotionally, but you were poised, eloquent, in control.
Amanda: Well, I am glad that it looked that way from the outside. But watching sutton at that defense table, staring at me as I was laying out what happened, it was tearing me up inside. So all I could do was maintain a facade of strength and control.
Michael: Well, you did it. You pulled it off and then some. And, I mean, I was not surprised. I never had any doubt in you. At one point, did you represent sutton ames as his attorney?
Michael: Can you explain the reasons you went from being one of your grandfather’s defenders to testifying against him?
Amanda: I had reason to believe that he had my father killed.
Michael: You handled yourself perfectly. I mean, you shared your pain and your humanity with the jury in an entirely genuine way, but still remembered to bring the story back to the innocent life that was taken and the man who was responsible for your father’s death. How did you come to suspect that sutton ames was responsible for your father’s death?
Amanda: My father’s brakes were tampered with when he was searching for me and my sister. See, my sister and I were given up at birth, in part due to mr. Ames. When I learned this, the scales started to fall from my eyes one by one, and I realized the truth. Sutton ames saw my father as no more than a potential threat that needed to be eliminated.
Michael: I’m sorry, a threat?
Amanda: Yeah. To his sterling reputation. To his political career. See, sutton, he could not stand the thought of his perfect image being tainted, so my sister hilary and I, we were, um, nothing more than a dirty secret that could never come to light. As gut-wrenching as it was to say all of that out loud and in public, it was cathartic, too.
Michael: Well, as your friend, I’m glad you were able to gain some closure from it. As the da, I really appreciate how you cut the legs out from under sutton’s attorney before he could take a swipe. I mean, that was just genius.
[ Laughs ] Is it true that mr. Ames recently came to see you when he learned that you would be a witness in this trial?
Amanda: Yes, he was trying to secretly record me admitting that the only reason I was testifying against him was out of vindictiveness.
Michael: Wow. Were you surprised by this tactic?
Amanda: Not at all. My grandfather has been desperate and furious that i would dare stand up to him.
Michael: This entire ordeal must be very painful for you.
Amanda: Have I been wounded by my grandfather’s actions? Absolutely. But this is not about revenge for me. This is about justice for my father, richard nealon. That is the only reason I am here today.
Michael: I really think your words made a difference to the jury.
Amanda: I hope so. But it was just important for me to do right by my father. I know it’s gonna bring him back, but maybe he’s looking down and he sees that I’m fighting for him, too.
Michael: I promise, you did him proud.
Abby: Nick. You heard the news?
Nick: Yeah. I’m so sorry. I just want you to know I’m here if you need anything.
Abby: Thank you. I don’t even know what that is right now, but thanks for coming.
Devon: Hey, I figure that you guys want some time alone, so I’m gonna take off unless you need me to stick around for anything, abby.
Abby: No, no, no, I’m fine. Thanks.
Devon: Alright. I’ll see you, nick.
Nick: Yeah, see you, bud.
Abby: I’m sorry I didn’t tell you myself.
Nick: Oh, abby, with everything that you’ve been dealing with, I don’t care about that, I just care about you.
Sally: I have zero hope and zero interest in rekindling things with jack, and I’ve accepted that it’s never gonna happen. But it infuriates me that I am considered a pariah in this town and treated like a total villain while phyllis, somehow, is the wicked witch with a heart of gold. That woman hurt jack far worse than I ever did, and now, i mean, look at him. He’s still pining after her and trying — not so subtly, in my opinion — to steal her away from nick.
Chloe: Okay, well, it’s a bit of a leap. Phyllis and jack have remained close friends over the years.
Sally: Yeah, that’s my point. How? I mean, why does jack give phyllis a free pass when he acts like i don’t deserve a smidge of forgiveness?
Chloe: It’s a mistake to think that you’re entitled to forgiveness when you’ve wronged people. It’s earned. It takes time.
Sally: And you think phyllis has earned it? I doubt it. There’s so obviously a double standard for her, and I wish that I could expose phyllis for the total fake that she is.
Phyllis: Take your best shot. Want your clothes to smell freshly washed
Chloe: Okay. Ladies, ladies, let’s dial it down.
Phyllis: Oh, I’m fine. This is me at a one. I’m at a one right now. While I’m already taking the high road by allowing you in my hotel and taking your money, i will not receive your insults, you got that? And by the way, I am not a fake, I am not a phony. Everyone knows that I’m the real deal, guts and glory, okay?
Sally: Mm-hmm, real good at tooting your own horn.
Phyllis: Okay, I own up to my mistakes. And I celebrate my successes.
Sally: Whoo, toot-toot.
Chloe: Okay, you know what? Why don’t we just —
Phyllis: While you, all you do is hide your head in the sand when you’ve done something really destructive.
Sally: I don’t think you’ve owned up to everything that you should have.
Phyllis: What does that mean, sally?
Sally: I just wonder how nick really feels, how comfortable he is with your friend/more-than-friend relationship with jack.
Phyllis: I will not sit here and listen to this. I will not dignify it with an answer. You got that? My personal life is nobody’s business, least of all yours.
Sally: Seems like I hit a nerve. Maybe nick really isn’t too keen on you and jack getting so cozy. I wonder if he would like to know about a little scene i witnessed between the two of you in tuscany. That’s what I thought.
Abby: At least one of us is sleeping. Is that for me?
Nick: Yeah. I figured you weren’t eating. Thought some of your favorites might tempt you. I’m sure you’re still in shock.
Abby: Yeah. I just — I can’t believe this is happening. But it is, so…
Nick: Yeah. You want to talk about it?
Abby: No, no, I’m sorry, i can’T.
Nick: Yeah, I get it. Probably all talked out. Abby, just know that I’m here, you know, if there’s anything you need.
Abby: Actually, there is something that you can do.
Devon: I really needed that.
Amanda: [ Sighs ] Me, too.
Devon: Now, I want to hear everything about the trial.
Amanda: Um, well, I am feeling a little better about my testimony.
Amanda: Yeah, now that i spoke with michael. He thinks that it was a success all-in-all.
Devon: I’m sure it was. As difficult as it must have been for you, I have no doubt that you stepped up.
Amanda: It was a strange sensation, being on the witness stand, you know, not being the one asking all of the questions. Then I felt like I prepared, but it was far more emotionally draining than I had expected. It just — I felt my anger, you know, bubbling up every time i looked at sutton. And there was other times when i got so choked up that I didn’t even think I could keep it together.
Michael: To be clear, ms. Sinclair, you are saying that you take no pleasure in testifying against your grandfather. This was the last place that i ever wanted to be, but I had to be here. I had no choice. See, sutton ames puts himself above everyone else, including the law.
Michael: What exactly do you mean?
Amanda: He demanded that his own grandchildren be sent away because they were an embarrassment to him. He had his grandbabies’ father killed because he didn’t want that secret to come out. And then, when he realized that the walls were closing in, he had his own daughter take the fall for him. Having grown up on my own, i can’t describe what it felt like when I discovered that I had a family. It was kind of like this door that had been forever closed was finally opened. I developed a relationship with my mother and my sister, but that would be impossible with sutton. Because he only cares about one person. See, that man has proven time and time again he will do whatever it takes to protect himself, everyone else be damned.
Devon: Please tell me that you’re done and you don’t have to get back up on that witness stand, alright?
Amanda: I am not stepping foot in that courtroom again until the verdict is read. It’s just — it’s too hard being in the same room as sutton. I actually think that imani feels the same way. But I really appreciated her support.
Devon: What about naya?
Amanda: Well, she stayed away, but I’m glad. You know, I think it would’ve been too hard for her, just with everything.
Amanda: But what about you, you know? How’s everything going at the chancellor house? How is abby?
Devon: Abby’s not good. She’s not good at all.& And after what I saw today, i have a strong feeling that things are just gonna get a hell of a lot worse.
Abby: I need a break from talking about me, so please tell me, how are you doing?
Nick: Um, I’m alright. Kids are good. New hope’s — it’s good.
Abby: You are leaving out a few major things.
Nick: Such as?
Abby: Such as the two weddings that you went to in italy. Yeah, please tell me about the ceremonies.
Nick: Are you sure you want to talk about that?
Abby: Yeah. I am still able to be happy for other people.
Nick: Okay. Summer and kyle’s wedding was small and intimate, but very romantic. Summer was so focused on kyle that as she was walking down the aisle, she forgot her bouquet, so she just ran back and got it and walked again.
Abby: Well, that seems appropriate for summer and kyle.
Nick: Yeah, she owned the moment. It was — it was cute and…kind of perfect.
Abby: Well, I hope they have a very long, happy life together.
Nick: You know, victoria’s wedding was a completely different thing. Total five-star newman event, so…
[ Sighs ] You know what? I’m sure you’d rather do almost anything than listen to my boring storytelling, so why don’t we just get out of here? Let’s get dominic and go for a walk or something. You want to do that?
Abby: Sure. Yeah, why not? Let’s do it.
Amanda: Abby running off and trying to find chance on her own, that would have been disastrous on so many levels.
Amanda: She’s lucky that she has you and other people who care about her looking out for her.
Devon: Oh, I agree about that, but what worries me is her mood swings, ’cause you can’t predict how she’s gonna be from one moment to the next.
Amanda: Well, isn’t that common for someone who’s grieving?
Devon: Yeah, it is, it is, and you know that I’m very aware of, you know, all those kinds of feelings, and they led me down a very destructive path. I’m not trying to project and say that the same thing’s gonna happen to abby, ’cause I know she’s a different person, but i just see a lot of red flags. And I know that she’s gonna be able to get through this. I just don’t know how long it’s gonna take.
Amanda: You know, whatever it is that you’re thinking, you can tell me, right?
Devon: Of course I do. I don’t think that the chancellor mansion is the best place for dominic right now. He’s clearly being affected by the stress of the house. He’s crying more than he ever has before. His schedules are all off.
Amanda: Okay, devon, I mean, there could be many reasons for that, right?
Devon: No, it all started when abby got the news, so i know that it’s connected. You can see it. Abby starts crying and she can’t stop, dominic will start crying and he can’t stop, and then they just — they create this circle of stress for each other. Which is why I’m thinking that it might be the best thing for dominic to be taken out of that house. But then I don’t know how abby’s gonna react to that, you know, ’cause she’s barely hanging on by a thread herself.
Amanda: Um, yeah, that would be a very difficult conversation.
Devon: I mean, the idea would be just to take dominic until she works through everything, but, you know, you’re right, it is — it’s a tough conversation to have.
Amanda: How can I help?
Devon: Doing what you’re doing, by just being here. Listening to me.
Phyllis: Sally, I have no idea what you’re talking about, but whatever bomb you think you have, it’s a dud, trust me.
Sally: Is it?
Phyllis: Okay, hey, chloe. Can you get your friend out of here before it gets really ugly?
Chloe: Yeah, I think that’s a really good idea.
Chloe: Let’s go. Now, sally.
Jack: Oh, no. What happened since I left?
Phyllis: Don’t ask.
Jack: It’s too late. What’s wrong? Achoo!
“The young and the restless”
Phyllis: Ugh, it’s nothing. Listen, don’t you have a meeting to go to?
Jack: Yeah, I do. He just called to say he’s running late, so I have extra time. You might as well spill. Tell me.
Phyllis: Oh, it’s — I let sally get under my skin.
Jack: Well, I have the perfect remedy for that. Don’T.
Phyllis: Great advice. Thank you. I won’T.
Jack: Advice you’re not willing to take.
Phyllis: Oh. [ Sighs ] Listen, let me ask you something. When we were in italy, were ever in some sort situation that could’ve appeared to somebody else as untoward?
Jack: Untow– I’m not sure what you’re asking me. I remember you and nick were fighting, that you were feeling out of sorts.
Jack: I remember we sat up late pretty late in your room, talking.
Phyllis: Yeah, it was just a comfortable conversation, that’s all.
Jack: Again, I’m not sure what you’re asking me.
Phyllis: It’s just sally said something, and it got me thinking. That’s all.
Jack: Thinking what?
Phyllis: I don’t know, it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter, right? Moving on.
Jack: Good. Don’t let sally get to you.
Jack: She’s not worth it.
Phyllis: I get it. No truer words were spoken. Alright. Good luck at your meeting.
Jack: Thanks. See you later.
Amanda: That was so nice, being here with you and just shutting out the world.
Devon: I know. I wish we could stay in bed all day and never leave.
Amanda: Mm, me, too. But I have a ton of things to do, and I understand more why it’s so important for you to be there for abby and the baby.
Devon: Well, I appreciate you being so supportive of me. But, you know, you didn’t really say that much when I told you my idea.
Amanda: Yeah, that’s, um…
[ Chuckles ] That’s because I don’t think it’s my place.
Devon: Well, I’m asking you, though.
Amanda: Well, I think it’s a very delicate situation, but
[Sighs] I guess I would say keep listening to abby and keep tuning in to how she’s feeling. But I think you’re right. At the end of the day, abby has the tools and the ability to find coping mechanisms to deal with all of this. But dominic doesn’t, so he needs someone to do what’s best for him.
Devon: Oh, I agree with you completely. I just — I don’t know if i should pull the trigger.
Amanda: Yeah, I don’t know about that either. But I know you’ll figure it out. You’ll follow your heart.
Devon: I know that I love you. I’ll check in with you later, okay?
Devon: Have a good day.
Amanda: Yeah, you, too.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
Nick: I really thought dominic would like the playground and the park and the pond. And my nephew doesn’t know it yet, but this is gonna be one of his favorite places in town.
Abby: Chance proposed to me right here. Yeah, in this park.
Nick: Hey, ab, why don’t we — why don’t we go somewhere else?
Abby: No, no. This is exactly where I want to be. Close to those memories.
[ Sighs ] Chance got down on one knee and he proposed and he talked about the child that we would share one day. And he promised to love me forever. And he said our future would be filled with hope and possibility.
[ Dominic fussing, crying ]
[ Dominic fussing ]
Nick: Hey, dominic’S… ab?
Nick: Come here, little man. Oh, I know, I know, I know. You’re alright. Come on, everything’s gonna be okay.
Michael: Lauren and I are still gonna see you, kevin, and the kids for dinner tonight?
Chloe: Yeah, I can’t wait. And since I’m still on my apology tour with lauren, I was thinking of getting some dessert from that pie shop that she loves.
Michael: Smart move. Mwah. See you later.
Sally: Are you kidding me? Lauren was just as pissed at you as she was with me over victoria’s wedding dress, and now here you are, invited to dinner, making nice over pie, while I’m still over here in siberia.
Chloe: I thought you hoped i would patch things up with lauren.
Sally: Well, yeah, I did and I do, and I’m very happy for you. I was just hoping that I could do the same, but, no, it’s just another example of how I’m never on the receiving end of forgiveness.
Chloe: You know, I’ve really had it with this self-pity. Give it a rest.
Jack: [ Sighs ] I have no doubt that you and nick will work through this.
Phyllis: Well, we’ll see if that’s true.
Jack: See? There you go, underestimating yourself again.
Phyllis: [ Laughs ]
Jack: The new phyllis can handle this.
Phyllis: I hope so! Thank you.
Jack: I’m rooting for both of you. Well, especially you. Always. Maybe the reason I didn’t move on with my romantic life was… ’cause I already was with the most amazing woman I’ve ever known. Maybe you set the bar too high, red.
Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Listen, I don’t — I don’t think you should say things that you might not mean.
Jack: I’m not saying this because I’ve had too much to drink. I’m saying it because it’s true. I have never stopped loving you. And I don’t think I ever will.
Phyllis: I love you, too. That’s never gonna change.
Jack: Well, thank you. It’s — it’s not the same thing, but I appreciate the sentiment.
Phyllis: It is the same thing. I really love you. You’ll always be in my heart… permanently in my heart. So just keep that knowledge with you.
Phyllis: Hey, thanks for coming by.
Amanda: Well, you said you needed a friend, so here I am.
Phyllis: Thanks. I do need a friend. Hey, but let’s talk about you, your court appearance today. How did that go?
Amanda: It went as well as can be expected, I guess.
Phyllis: Good. Well, I’m sure that your testimony will convince the jury that they need to nail this guy to the wall.
Amanda: Mm, thank you. I hope so. But I will not know for sure until the foreman rises and announces the verdict, so I will be counting the seconds until then. But I’ve been wrapped up in that all day, so can we please, please just — let’s talk about you.
Phyllis: Oh, okay.
Phyllis: Um, hey, you know — you know when you have a thought and it just sort of doesn’t go away and it’s just been buzzing around in my head, so i just want to talk to you about it.
Amanda: No, I hate when that happens.
Phyllis: Yeah, so —
Amanda: What’s the thought?
Phyllis: Yeah, you know, I’m just — I’M…
[ Groans ] I’m just thinking that my friendship with jack has precluded me from really, um… opening up and making things work with nick.
Phyllis: I mean, not always, but lately, when nick and I have hit some rough patches, um, I go to jack for advice.
Amanda: Well, why would a friendship affect a love story?
Phyllis: Well, I didn’t think it would, but…nick made accusations.
Amanda: About what?
Phyllis: He said he saw more going on than what meets the eye.
Amanda: Well, was there?
Phyllis: Yeah. But not in the way that you think. As someone who resembles someone else,
Chloe: First of all, lauren and I are family, and we have been for a long time. And that alone makes our relationship different than the one she has with you.
Sally: Yeah, okay.
Chloe: Listen, I’ve been where you are now — on the outside, looking in. And trust me, I have run the gamut when it comes to causing trouble, from small schemes to admittedly disturbed vengeful behavior, and I made the decision to stop. And I did. And that is the key.
Sally: So have I. That whole business with victoria’s wedding dress, it was all for a good cause.
Chloe: My advice — focus on the good things you have in your life and what you stand to lose if you don’t change. And quit complaining. And stop blaming others for the situation that you got yourself into. Just let it go already.
Sally: I hear you. You’re right.
Phyllis: This is kind of hard to describe, but I’m gonna give it a shot. So — so there’s this barrier between me and nick, and, um… I just couldn’t get through it. And I think that’s why I turned to jack for advice when I was struggling with nick.
Amanda: Because you couldn’t fully trust yourself to be open with nick the way that you are with jack.
Phyllis: I mean, I never thought of it that way.
Amanda: Yeah, but just… I think that’s totally normal. You know, it’s — it’s easier to open up to a friend as opposed to a lover, right? You have less fear of judgment, less worry that you’re gonna make them angry or hurt their feelings.
Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. And I really value jack’s advice.
Amanda: Yeah, and I can tell how close the two of you are.
Phyllis: He’s such a good man. He really is. I mean, he really supports my relationship with nick, and he has every reason not to.
Amanda: Um…you know, you never really told me the details about the dynamic between the three of you.
Phyllis: Oh, really?
Phyllis: Um…okay. Well, I was with jack, and i cheated on him with nick. You know… yeah, you know, hey, listen, I’m not a saint.
Amanda: No, no, I’m not judging.
Amanda: [ Chuckles ] I’m just wondering, how long ago was this?
Phyllis: It was a while ago. Then I got pregnant with summer and I didn’t know if — if she was jack’s baby or — or nick’s, so, yeah.
Amanda: Wow. Well, that gives me a whole new perspective. I don’t know all of the missing details, but, objectively, i would say that you have a deep connection with jack. You know, and he’s been a huge part of your life all of these years. And you’ve told me how much you still care about each other, despite your rocky past. So, phyllis, have you considered the possibility that jack is more than a friend to you? So maybe you’ve never fully gotten over him.
Devon: Hey, guys.
Abby: Oh, devon, hi.
Devon: Hey, I just came by to check on you, make sure you’re doing alright. The nanny told me you guys went for a walk.
Nick: Yeah, thought some fresh air would do us all some good.
Abby: Yeah, we just got home just in time, ’cause this little guy needs a change, so I’ll be right back.
Devon: Okay. How’s she been doing?
Nick: I see why you’re concerned. I am, too.
Devon: Why, did something happen at the park?
Nick: You know, she seems better now, but she’s just not herself. I mean, at the park, she got so preoccupied talking about chance that she didn’t even hear dominic crying.