Young & The Restless Transcript
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[ Applause ]
Nikki: There he is, the man of the hour.
Abby: You okay?
Chance: Yeah, yeah, I’m alright.
Abby: You sure?
Chance: Yeah, positive, but all this — all this cheering, it’s not necessary, really.
Jill: Oh, I totally disagree.
Jack: Oh, we are all so thrilled to have you home. I hope you won’t begrudge us making a big fuss of this.
Jill: [ Chuckles ]
Victor: Friends and family, we have a true hero among us, one I have the greatest respect for. As you know, chance recently went to spain with a group of his special forces buddies in order to prevent a certain attack on one of our allies by a group of terrorists. Unfortunately, the safe house they were staying in was attacked. None of the special forces survived except chance. So he’s here among us now. He’s helping the state department and intelligence services to identify those who were responsible for the attack. And until they have identified them, we cannot talk about this. The press doesn’t know a word about this. If you see some extra security around the hotel, they are there to keep chance and us safe.
Victoria: Bravo, chance.
[ Applause ]
Nikki: We’re all so proud of you, and I know katherine would be, too.
Abby: You’ve always been my hero, and you always will be.
Chance: Thank you.
Ashley: Let’s not forget abby, who never stopped believing in her husband. We were all so distraught and grief-stricken, and you never, ever lost faith in chance.
Abby: And I never will. Mm.
Chance: [ Sighs ]
[ Chuckles ]
Sharon: Nick. What are you doing here? I mean, I thought you’d be at chance’s party, and mariah told me about it. It’s just a miracle that he’s alive and he’s back home.
Sharon: So why aren’t you there?
Nick: Chance coming home is the best thing to happen to this family in a long time, and i don’t want to ruin it by showing up.
Jack: Thank you. I cannot believe you two have the fortitude to show up at this party after everything you have been through.
Chance: Well, couldn’t let everyone down, right?
Abby: He is unstoppable and probably a little hungry.
Chance: Oh, honey, I’m fine.
Abby: No, no, you need to eat. Let’s go get you some food.
Chance: Okay. Excuse us.
Jack: Hiya. May we all find someone to look at us the way abby and chance look at each other.
Phyllis: Yeah, it’s nice.
Jack: You certainly threw this party together rather quickly.
Phyllis: Well, you know, they asked me to. They — they’ve gone through a lot. They deserve it. So I’m glad your trip was successful.
Jack: Oh, thanks. I am just in awe of my niece right now. The devotion, the dedication, the level of love is so deep and connected that, well, she seemed to know in her heart that chance was alive even when everyone was telling her there’s no way he could’ve survived.
Phyllis: Well, that is a special kind of love, when you — when you find it, you have to hold onto it with both hands.
Jack: I’m sure she’s gonna cherish it all the more knowing that she almost lost him. And what he endured, my god. Faking his own death in order to not be discovered. I don’t know anything about that. I do know it’s good that he’s home.
Phyllis: I’m glad you’re here.
Victor: Pardon the interruption, jack.
Phyllis: Yeah, this should be good.
Victor: I wanted to thank you. Want your clothes to smell freshly washed
Sharon: So you missed victoria’s wedding and, you know, you can’t miss abby’s celebration, too.
Nick: I mean, vick and i haven’t exactly patched things up, you know, completely, and my dad and I are barely talking.
Sharon: Hmm. So you don’t want to dampen the festivities, I get it.
Nick: You got it. I don’t want to put chance through any more of the newman family drama.
Sharon: Well, just make a decision to be civil. You know, I doubt that victoria and victor want things to get ugly either.
Nick: It’s not that simple. I mean, earlier today, ashland and I got into it yet again.
Sharon: What? Why? I thought that all of your issues with him were moot at this point.
Nick: It was his doing. You know, he summoned me to newman enterprises and basically demanded that I tell him all the reasons why I don’t like and trust him, which I did in incredible detail.
[ Sighs ] And wouldn’t you know it, victoria just happens to walk in as I’m warning him that he better not hurt victoria.
Sharon: Oh, no.
Nick: Yeah. I tried to tell her that this is what ashland wanted, but she didn’t care. And then she’s the one who told me that chance is alive, which is just further proof that I am completely out of the loop in this family.
Sharon: Wow. And here I was thinking that you were just worried you were gonna run into phyllis and things might get a little awkward.
Nick: Nah, you know what? That never crossed my mind.
Sharon: Oh, okay. Right.
Nick: Look, I think phyllis and I have done a very good job keeping things civil, but on a night like tonight, everything could blow up, and I don’t want to be the one to get a champagne bucket full of ice dumped on my head.
Sharon: I think you should go.
Nick: You just want to hear that I was humiliated by my ex in public.
Sharon: [ Chuckles ] No, because it’s an important night for abby and chance, and i doubt they’ll mind if there’s a little bit of weirdness.
Nick: Yeah, I don’t know.
Sharon: Oh, come on, you’ll have plenty of buffers. You shouldn’t let a little bit of bad blood keep you from welcoming chance home.
Nick: I’ll just call chance tomorrow, you know? We could meet up and talk.
Sharon: Well, you know, the party isn’t about victor and victoria and phyllis. It’s about abby and chance and how love triumphed.
Nick: [ Chuckles ] You are such a romantic.
Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Come on. Go and show abby that you’re the great big brother that she knows and loves.
Nick: [ Sighs ]
Jack: Perhaps i misunderstood. It sounded like you said —
Victor: Well, if you must hear it again, I said, “thank you.”
Phyllis: [ Scoffs ] Excuse me.
Jack: Well, you’re in quite a mood. I’m sure seeing your child so happy makes you quite happy.
Victor: I’m in a very good mood. But I owe you a debt of gratitude for accompanying ashley to search for abby.
Jack: Well, thank you for the sentiment. I really didn’t do anything.
Victor: They told me you were a rock. Not only for ashley, but to abby and chance, as well.
Jack: I merely did what anyone would do in my circumstance.
Victor: Well…how did chance seem to you on the way home?
Jack: He slept most of the way, but when he was awake, he was pretty quiet.
Victor: Hmm. Any idea as to the extent of his injuries?
Jack: Well, physically, i think he’s well on the road to recovery. Psychologically…may take some time. All the readjusting he has to do living a day-to-day life here in genoa city I think will surprise even him.
Victor: Mm-hmm. Yeah.
Abby: Can I get you some water, some juice?
Chance: Yeah, yeah, some water would be great. Thank you.
Abby: Stay here. I’ll be right back.
Chance: [ Sighs ]
Nikki: Chance. I just want to tell you how good it is to have you back.
Chance: Oh, thank you. And thank you so much for putting this whole thing together. I really appreciate it.
Nikki: Mm, and you’d rather be anywhere else in the world right now, right?
Chance: No, no, not at all.
Nikki: Oh, come on, you don’t have to pretend with me.
Chance: Yeah, I — you know, I’ve just been keeping my head down for the last few months. Staying away from crowds like this.
Nikki: Well, I imagine all of this attention is overwhelming after everything you’ve been through.
Chance: Yeah, it’s been a crazy past few months, I’ll tell you what. But I’m trying to put all that in the rearview mirror.
[ Chuckles ]
Nikki: There are so many people who love you for you to come home to, and a bright new future awaits.
Chance: You are right. I’m trying to focus on what’s ahead.
Nikki: Well, nobody expects you to put on a show tonight. In fact, this whole gathering was supposed to be more intimate, but you know victor.
Chance: [ Chuckles ]
Nikki: He thought you deserved better and a hero’s welcome.
Chance: Yeah, well, it’s — it’s so nice, really.
Nikki: You know, this way, by seeing everybody all together, it will save you from the flood of uninvited guests banging down your door.
Chance: That’s — you know, that’s actually a good point.
[ Both chuckle ]
Nikki: Well, a lot of people wanted to come tonight, but some of them couldn’t make it at the last minute.
Chance: I know, I know, i feel very humbled that all these people would show up, and especially to know that victor thinks this highly of me.
Nikki: Oh, yes.
Chance: [ Chuckles ] Victor, good to see you.
Chance: How are you?
Victor: Doing well.
Chance: Thank you again for everything, really. I want you to know how much this means to me, and not just the party, everything that you’ve done for abby and dominic. Thank you.
Victor: Chance, you’re part of our family now, and this is what we newmans do for our own. Okay?
Nikki: We have to celebrate the good times. If katherine were here, she would insist on it.
Victor: I think you had a feeling of how stubborn my daughter is. You know, she refused to believe that she had lost you.
Victor: It is her faith that brought you here.
Chance: Yes, sir.
Victor: And now you’re with her, your wife, your baby in genoa city, and I hope you stay for a long, long time.
Chance: [ Chuckles ]
Hey! It’s me! Your dry skin!
Chance: I hope you know how much I love your daughter, sir. And I know that I missed out on a lot, lost time that I’ll never get back with her. But I promise you, I’m going to try like hell to make it up to her.
Victor: I’m glad to hear that, chance.
Chance: I’m already second-guessing some of the decisions that took me away from her.
Victor: I bet you are, but there’s no sense in beating yourself up, you know. I’m sure they will find the culprits who are responsible for that.
Chance: Yes, sir. Just wish I could’ve done more.
Nikki: Are you kidding? You did plenty.
Victor: Anyway, now it’s over. You can leave all that behind.
Chance: Yes, sir, absolutely.
[ Chuckles ]
Victoria: I can’t tell you how happy we were to hear the wonderful news about chance.
Ashland: I’m glad we get to celebrate his return with you.
Abby: I’m so sorry I missed your wedding. I heard it was phenomenal, and i saw pictures. Your dress — ugh, you looked gorgeous.
Victoria: [ Chuckles ]
Ashland: She was…stunning. It was a wonderful day, and it was a shame that you missed, but I remember what it’s like to have a newborn in the house.
Victoria: Yes, and being a single parent has its challenges.
Abby: Well, I am not doing everything on my own anymore. Dom’s father is home and he is healthy, and I can’t remember the last time I was this happy. Everything is the way it was meant to be.
Ashland: These are moments to cherish.
Abby: Yeah. And I am gonna value every single second that I spend with him.
Ashland: I’m looking forward to meeting this young man that everyone’s talking so highly about.
Abby: Oh, okay. Chance!
Chance: Excuse me a minute.
Abby: Sorry, I hope I didn’t interrupt anything important. Everyone wants to talk to you, including these two.
Victoria: Chance, you look great.
Chance: Oh, thank you. So do you. I mean, look at you, you’re glowing.
Victoria: Well, you can blame this guy. I would like to introduce you to my husband, ashland locke.
Chance: How you doing, man? Pleasure to meet you.
Ashland: Pleasure is all mine. Your bravery and sense of honor and duty, it’s truly remarkable and it’s all too rare.
Chance: Thank you.
Ashland: And I’m just talking about you having the daring gall to marry into the newman family.
[ Laughter ] Seriously, it couldn’t have been easy over there.
Victoria: Listen, if there’s anything that we can do to help your transition back into civilian life be any easier, then we’re here to help you. You truly are an inspiration to all of us.
Sharon: I hope phyllis isn’t the only reason you’re not going to abby’s party.
Nick: No, of course not.
Sharon: Okay, what else? You set ’em up, I’ll knock ’em down. Go.
Nick: I mean, you know, there’s my dad, there’s victoria.
Sharon: Okay, well, you can easily avoid talking to them.
Nick: Christian’s got this big basketball thing in the morning.
Sharon: Hmm. Nick, what’s really bothering you?
Nick: [ Sighs ] Can I get your honest opinion about something?
Sharon: Mm, okay.
Nick: Do you think I’m doing anything to push people away?
Sharon: Where’d you get a crazy idea like that? Oh, wait, let me guess — phyllis. She would say something like that.
Nick: No. Actually, it came from victoria.
Sharon: Okay, well, she’s mad at you right now and she knows how to get under your skin. Siblings are very good at that.
Nick: What if she’s right?
Sharon: She’s wrong. And I know that because we’re still friends, and I’m not going anywhere. You’re a good man, nick. Your intentions are pure. The problem is you just expect everyone around you to be as good as you are.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah, right.
Sharon: [ Chuckles ] No, I wouldn’t say it if i didn’t mean it. You know, if you’re looking for who to blame for why your relationships are in a tangle right now, well, I could point you in the right direction, but, you know, sometimes there just isn’t anyone to blame. No one’s at fault. Things just don’t work out.
Victor: Now, will the guests of honor please stand very close to me? I hope you all have a glass in your hand. I’m about to say a toast.
Victor: Now, chance, you’ve already been welcomed into our family, but we all know how fleeting life can be. And I don’t think that words of love are ever said often enough. We all thought we had lost you, chance, but here you are. Proud father to dominic, husband to my beautiful daughter abby, and I’m happy to be grandfather again.
Ashley: And I’m happy to be a first-time grandmother.
Phyllis: Hey, let’s not forget about great-granny jill.
Jill: Oh, my god, phyllis. No, I’m very much loving this, but when little dominic learns to talk, I hope he calls me something nicer than that.
Abby: Yes. [ Laughs ]
Victor: So let’s raise our glasses to chance, to dominic, to abby. May your family prosper and thrive.
Ashley: To their love.
Jack: To happiness.
Jill: And to defying the odds.
Jack: Hear, hear.
Abby: Hear, hear.
Abby: Thank you all so much.
Chance: Thank you a lot, victor. It means a lot.
Abby: That was really wonderful, wasn’t it?
Chance: Yeah, yeah. Hey, I’m gonna go run and do something real quick. I’ll be right back.
Abby: You want me to go with you?
Chance: No, no, no, everything’s fine. You just stay here.
Abby: You sure?
Chance: Yeah. Be right back.
Victor: Alright, chance, see you later.
Chance: [ Breathing deeply ] You’re alright.
[ Breathes deeply ] You got it.
[ Sighs ] Hey, man.
Devon: Chance, hey, man. You okay?
Chance: [ Sighs ]
Chance: Yeah, man, I’m fine. I’m fine. Just — just a little crowded in there, you know? Not really used to all the adulation. If we’re being honest, too, man, I feel like you’re the one that deserves to be commended.
Devon: Hey, I didn’t do anything.
Chance: Create my son. I heard you rescued mariah. You helped deliver the baby. Not to mention what you did for dominic while abby was trying to find me.
Devon: Well, takes a village, right, man?
Chance: [ Chuckles ] Glad to know I’m not the only one uncomfortable with the “hero” label.
Devon: I’m — I’m really not a hero. I’m not, and you shouldn’t downplay, you know, the lengths that you went to to keep people safe and protected.
Chance: While I should have been here, trying to protect my wife and son.
Nick: Well, your pep talk has done wonders for my ego.
Sharon: I was just telling the truth. Hey, mariah. Don’t go.
Mariah: Hi. Sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt.
Sharon: It’s okay. Come on over.
Nick: Yeah, I was just leaving anyway.
Sharon: Oh, you were?
Mariah: Please don’t leave on my account.
Nick: It’s nothing like that. I do have to go, but i appreciate your advice.
Sharon: Anytime. You know that.
Nick: I’ll see you two later.
Mariah: Yeah, good night.
Sharon: So what are you doing here? I mean, of course I’m happy to see you, but are you — are you okay?
Mariah: Yeah. Yeah, sure, I’m fine.
[ Chuckles ]
Sharon: Oh, well, I thought you’d be at chance’s party.
Mariah: Oh, my gosh, was that toni– you know what? It totally slipped my mind.
Sharon: Yeah, ’cause you’ve probably been pretty busy, huh?
Mariah: Yeah, of course. I mean, I’m slammed.
[ Chuckles ] Okay. I didn’t forget about chance’s party. I’ve actually spent the last two hours trying to talk myself into going.
Jill: [ Chuckles ]
Victor: It’s a nice party, isn’t it?
Jill: Yes, it is. Hardly the time or place to make a move on chanccomm, though.
Victor: Ohh. I come in peace, you know? So nice to see you.
Jill: Thank you.
Victor: And I simply wanted to wish you all the best in your retirement.
Jill: Victor, I’ll be as “retired” as you are. I’m staying on in an advisory capacity.
Victor: That’s a wise move.
Victor: Very wise move. Interesting how you nominated lily as your successor.
Jill: Well, she wouldn’t be the first person to run a company without any business-school training. Look at you and me. We’ve done okay, right? Ah. I’ll drink to that.
[ Chuckles ]
Victor: I got to tell you, always respected you for honoring katherine’s legacy. She would be proud.
Jill: Thank you. Would she be proud of you that you sold me chancellor all those years ago?
Victor: Well, yes, probably would. Now, let me give you a little piece of advice.
Victor: Keep billy boy away from the reins of running that company. If you do that, chancellor will do very well. It’ll prosper.
Jill: Lucky me, you approve.
Chance: You know, it’s a shame mariah couldn’t make it. I owe her so much. I wonder what she’s doing.
Devon: You know, I heard she had some work to take care of. I’m sure you’ll see her soon.
Chance: Look who I found.
Abby: There you are. Ah. Hi. Thank you so much for coming.
Devon: Yeah, of course.
Abby: Where’s amanda?
Devon: Amanda, she is with imani. It’s her sister.
Chance: You’re kidding?
Devon: No, it’s a long story I got to catch you up on.
Chance: Wow, I did miss a lot, huh?
Devon: Yeah. Yeah, they’re both negotiating a lease for the new law practice they’re opening together.
Abby: Well, I hope she can stop by at least a little bit later. I mean, I would love to thank her for playing such a big part in dominic’s little world.
Devon: [ Chuckles ]
Victoria: Jill. It’s a wonderful night, isn’t it?
Jill: Yeah, it sure is. So glad to have chance back. So, what’s on your mind, honey? Out with it.
Victoria: Well, I don’t suppose you’ve had many offers to buy chanccomm yet.
Jill: Well, why would that be important if you’re interested?
Victoria: You know that I am.
Victoria: Newman/locke is willing to pay whatever it takes.
Jill: I’m sure you are.
Victoria: Not to mention, selling to us will help chanccomm save face.
Jill: How so?
Victoria: Well, you know that chancellor has many outlets that are actually newman properties, so selling to us will show the public that it’s more of a balancing of the scales instead of a total failure on chancellor’s part. Not to mention I think it’s gonna help billy.
Jill: [ Laughs ] Wait, this I got to hear.
Victoria: I think that it would be very beneficial for him not to lose to adam again.
Jill: Yeah. Well, we’ll see how it all plays out. But in the meantime, I find it absolutely fascinating you’re so interested in helping billy when you were part of the plan to bring him down. We were alone when my husband had the heart attack.
“The young and the restless”
Nikki: Have you heard from your brother?
Victoria: Uh, at this point, I doubt he’ll show up.
Nikki: [ Sighs ] I was hoping he would at least make an appearance for his little sister.
Victoria: Well, I’m sure that nicholas will make it up to them in a dad-free venue.
Ashley: Well, hello. How did you enjoy your long-distance thanksgiving feast with my brother? Did you like it?
Phyllis: Uh, yeah, I did. It was a nice distraction.
Ashley: Oh, really?
Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Yeah. We were really busy here on thanksgiving. And then I had a dream, and you were in it.
Ashley: [ Laughs ] Well, I’m sure your subconscious had me sporting a pitchfork and horns.
Phyllis: No, you’re not that obvious.
Ashley: Okay, well, then let’s just forget the subtleties. How large of a role did my brother have in your dream?
Phyllis: Well, he was in it, but we weren’t together, if that’s what you’re wondering. And you should know, there are way worse fates for your brother than me in his future. Trust me.
Ashland: I saw your tte–tte with jill. What did you learn on your reconnaissance mission?
Victoria: I learned that jill loves the game as much as my father does. Which means we have to up ours.
Ashland: I’m ready. Let’s play.
Phyllis: So, chance, when do we get to hear all the details about your top-secret mission in spain?
Chance: [ Chuckles ] I should probably make a speech now, right? Think you can help me grab everyone’s attention?
Phyllis: Yeah, sure, I’ll do that. Hey, everyone, the guest of honor wants to make a speech.
Chance: [ Clears throat ] Thank you. Thank you, everyone, for coming out tonight. It’s really good to see everyone. And thank you to my in-laws for putting this whole thing together. I mean, it’s more than i deserve, really. I feel truly blessed, truly blessed that I get to come home to my friends and to my family. Most importantly abby and our new baby boy. And I just want to mention the courageous people that were on my team. You know, we weren’t just working together. We were family. And they laid down their lives. They’re the real heroes tonight, and they shouldn’t be forgotten. So if everyone could just raise a glass in their memory, please.
Ashley: To those heroes.
Chance: [ Clears throat ] You know, this is hardly the first time that I’ve been gone. And in fact, I’ve probably spent more time away than I have here in genoa city. But every time I come back here, I’m really glad that I get to call this place my home. And now that I’m a husband to the most loving woman that i have ever met and a father to the most adorable baby boy in the whole wide world, well, i can promise you one thing, I am not going anywhere else without them again.
Abby: [ Chuckles ]
Chance: So whether you like it or not, you folks are stuck with me.
Jill: Good. Yeah, I’ll drink to that.
Chance: Thank you.
Abby: That was beautiful.
Chance: Thank you, thank you. Hey, um…can we get out of here? Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches
Abby: Uh…thank you so much for this evening. It really was wonderful, but we need to get home to dominic.
Victor: Chance, we’ll have many more occasions to celebrate.
Chance: Yes, sir.
Nikki: I can’t imagine how tired you must be, but it was good of you to allow us to welcome you back.
Chance: Well, it is great to be back. Thank you.
Ashley: I’ll see you two very soon.
Abby: I love you.
Ashley: I love you.
Abby: Thank you so much.
[ Indistinct speaking ] I love you. Thank you so much.
Sharon: So why don’t you want to go to chance’s party?
Mariah: Oh, I couldn’t be happier that chance is alive. But abby’s got her husband and bowie’s got a dad. It’s a gift.
Mariah: The party is for family. It’s for close family.
Sharon: Well, you are family. I mean, as far as chance and abby are concerned.
Mariah: Mm, no, my connection to abby and chance is all because I carried their baby boy. I mean, I think if I went, it would be…weird.
Sharon: I think you’re making it more complicated than it is. You know, it’s — tonight is about chance.
Mariah: I’m not even sure he knows how attached I got to his son.
Sharon: Well, I’m sure he’d understand, and I know he’s grateful for everything you’ve done for them.
Mariah: Yeah, that’ll be a really fun conversation. “Hey, I’m so happy that you didn’t die” and “oh, hey, thanks for keeping my baby safe while you were kidnapped.” It’s gonna be great.
Sharon: I’m not saying it’s not gonna be a little awkward at first, but once you get past that, it could be a positive experience. And you and chance can celebrate that you’re both getting past your ordeals.
Mariah: Oh, come on, not even you can be that optimistic.
Sharon: You know, before you got here, I was trying to convince nick to go to the same party, and I’m not sure i succeeded.
Mariah: So are you trying to say I should feel obligated to go so there are enough guests?
Sharon: No, I was just thinking more along the lines that, you know, it would be nice if one person took my advice.
Mariah: It just — it doesn’t feel right. Chance’s welcome-back party, it should be happy and fun. This is chance’s moment to shine. I don’t want anything to take away from that. So I think it’s best if I just sit this one out.
Devon: Hey, man, you’re late.
Nick: Yeah. Where’s the happy couple?
Devon: They ducked out already.
Nick: I guess chance wanted to get home to dominic.
Devon: Yeah, I’m sure he did.
Nick: Must be nice for you not having to rush home to a baby. I mean, getting a newborn up in the penthouse probably turned your life upside down.
Devon: Yeah, yeah. I know, it’s certainly a lot quieter. I’m gonna take off, though. See you around.
Nick: Yeah, I’ll see you.
Nikki: Oh, honey, I’m so glad you came.
Nick: You look beautiful.
Nikki: Thank you.
Nick: I guess I’m late. Devon told me chance and abby already took off.
Nikki: Oh, he was exhausted, so abby took him home. But please stay. Have a drink.
Nick: You know, I have — I got some stuff I got to do.
Nikki: What? But you just got here.
Nick: Yeah, I know. I’ll talk to you tomorrow, though, okay? I love you.
Nikki: Okay, I love you.
Jack: Good seeing you tonight.
Phyllis: Good seeing you. Are you leaving?
Jack: It was a great party.
Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] Thanks. Any party that doesn’t end in a disaster is a great party. I’m not gonna take credit, though.
Jack: Oh, I think you deserve more credit than that. You have a way of making things special.
Chance: [ Exhales sharply ]
Abby: Am I hovering too much? Just tell me.
Chance: No, hover all you want, please.
Abby: Are you sure you’re okay?
Chance: I couldn’t be better.
Abby: The party wasn’t too much?
Chance: No. No, no, no, I’m just — just a little jet-lagged, you know? I had a great time.
Chance: Yeah. That ashland locke guy, though, he was quite the character.
Abby: Oh, I’m just happy that victoria finally found her perfect match.
Chance: What happened to nick? I was kind of looking forward to seeing him.
Abby: Well, I think nick and phyllis broke up, so maybe he felt uncomfortable coming to the hotel.
Chance: Well, that’s too bad. Thought they were pretty solid.
Abby: Yeah. Not everyone is as lucky as we are. Love brought us back together and love brought everyone to that party.
Chance: Yeah, I felt it. It really reminded me that this is home.
Abby: I’m glad to hear that.
Chance: You know, I meant what I said. I will never, ever put you through hell like that again. I promise. Okay, nothing is more important to me than being your husband and being dom’s father, okay?
Abby: I love you so much.
Chance: I love you.
Feeling sluggish or weighed
Phyllis: So you’re leaving so soon. You should stick around and have a drink. I mean, we didn’t even get to talk.
Jack: Great as that invitation is, I’m afraid I have to pass.
Phyllis: Oh. You have jet lag?
Jack: I don’t even know what time zone this is. It’s been a long night.
Jack: We’ll talk soon.
Phyllis: Yeah, definitely. Of course. For sure. Right.
Jack: Sweet dreams.
Phyllis: Sweet dreams to you. Have a good evening.
Ashley: Thank you.
Victor: Thank you.
Ashley: This was a fantastic idea. Congratulations. Very successful evening.
Nikki: Oh, well, thank you, ashley.
Ashley: Yeah. I do have to say, though, I’m a little worried about chance. I’ve been focusing my attention on abby and how she’s doing, but I really think chance needs our attention.
Victor: Yeah. I was thinking along similar lines, you know? He survived the explosion, and no doubt that took a physical toll, but he seems psychologically fragile.
Ashley: Yes. Mm-hmm.
Nikki: The pressure he must have been under — going undercover, losing his team, and now being the only survivor.
Ashley: It’s a lot to handle. And now he’s dropped into civilian life. I’m sure he’s in shock.
Victor: I think we’d better keep an eye on him.
Ashley: Mm. Yeah.
Chance: Do you know how precious you are, huh? Yeah, you. You know, no one is ever gonna love you more than me and your mom ever. I love you a little bit more — just remember that. You changed my life, pal. You made me your dad.
Dominic: [ Coos ]
Chance: I know. Nothing is ever gonna be more important than you, I promise. It’s not a miracle that i survived. You’re the miracle, buddy.
Dominic: [ Crying ]
Chance: You’re the miracle, buddy. It’s okay. It’s okay.
Victor: Friends and family, we have a hero in our midst.
Abby: You’ve always been my hero and you always will be.
Ashland: Your bravery and sense of duty and honor are truly admirable.
Nikki: We are so proud of you. I know katherine would be, too.
Ashland: You’re a survivor, a hero, an inspiration to all of us.