Young & The Restless Transcript
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Phyllis: Hey! I feel like we just parted ways, and now here you are. I’m not insinuating you’re here to — I don’t know why you’re here, right? How would I know? Welcome to the grand — hey!
Billy: Thanks for coming to meet me.
Jack: Yeah, it sounded important.
Billy: Sorry to interrupt.
Phyllis: No problem.
Jack: So what’s going on?
Billy: Well, I woke up with a great idea, and I need you to help me execute it.
Billy: I would like you to join me and buy chanccomm from my mother.
Adam: Hey. Fueling up for the workday?
Sally: Yeah, just a little caffeine and some brain food to get my wheels turning.
Adam: Mm. Do you mind if I join you?
Sally: Not at all. I’d love the company.
Adam: So I was — was thinking about what you said yesterday about your run-in with billy.
Sally: Oh? ‘Cause I distinctly remember you telling me to stay out of your business with him.
Adam: Um…I had a change of heart. Sounds like he was in quite a state. Maybe you could find out more about what’s going on with him.
Sally: Are you asking me to spy for you?
Sharon: Do you have a busy day planned?
Rey: I’m wrapping up a case, and I’m off to see chance. What about you? You gonna be here all day?
Sharon: Yeah. Um, well, it’s a little slow, though. If it stays this way, I might pop back at home and grab a book. What was the name of that murder mystery novel you liked so much?
Rey: You want to read that? When I told you about it, it seemed a little graphic for your taste.
Sharon: Maybe, but I think I’ll just give it a try. You made it sound so good.
Rey: Yeah, but I already told you whodunit. I spoiled the ending.
Sharon: Oh, yeah. Yeah, I forgot about that.
Rey: Yeah? You forgot about the crooked mayor with the eye patch? What’s going on?
Rey: No, no, you might as well fess up because when I set my mind on getting to the truth, I can be pretty tireless in my questioning.
Sharon: The downside of being married to a detective. Fine!
[ Sighs ] I needed a little guidance with getting you a christmas gift, and I was thinking of buying you the rest of the series by that author. You know, you may be a great husband, but you’re impossible to buy a gift for.
Rey: I don’t need gifts. All I need is you.
Abby: Dom is all fed and now we can laze around like a normal married couple.
Chance: I love it.
Abby: [ Chuckles ] I am so happy that we left that party early last night because you just got home, and I don’t want to share you with anybody.
Chance: Oh, gosh, I feel the same way.
Abby: [ Chuckles ]
Chance: Hey, did you get new throw pillows?
Abby: I did, yep, yep. I wasn’t a fan of the old ones, and apparently dominic wasn’t either, because he spit up all over them.
[ Chuckles ] Hey, he’s got good taste. We might have an interior designer on our hands.
Chance: I’m sorry I missed that.
Abby: There will be plenty more spit-up to come.
Chance: Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s just, you know, I look around and I see little things that remind me of the moments that I missed. I don’t know, it just makes me feel sad and guilty.
Abby: Hey. Don’t do that to yourself. All that matters is that you’re home and we’re safe. There are plenty more precious moments.
Chance: You got that right.
[ Chuckles ]
Abby: [ Chuckles ]
Sharon: I appreciate your kind words about not needing anything. However, I am going to get you a christmas gift. The problem is, I have no idea where to start.
Rey: Oh, come on, sharon, I’m not that hard to shop for.
Sharon: What? Are you kidding? I have bought you like three shirts that still have the tags on them because you’ve never worn them. And I just want to get you something that you really like and appreciate.
Rey: Well, what about a couple of plane tickets to the beach? We could get away, just the two of us.
Sharon: Good idea. Very bad timing. Your partner just came back.
Rey: True. Okay. Rain check on the beach.
Sharon: See? You’re harder to buy for than you realize, and if you don’t give me any guidance, you’re gonna end up with a lump of coal under the tree.
Rey: Oh, really? No, I just — I just keep thinking about last year. You already gave me the perfect gift — you in that gorgeous dress, walking down that aisle.
Sharon: Well, I think I got the perfect gift, but you’re right, we cannot top last year because we’re not going to get married again. But still, I want to try.
Adam: Look, I’m not asking you to go full-on mata hari, okay? I’m just requesting, since you have developed some sort of rapport with billy, that if you notice any strange or concerning behavior, you could casually share it with me. No pressure. It’s not an assignment.
Sally: Oh, good, ’cause my business is in fashion and not gossip, and, yes, there is a difference. Usually.
Adam: Okay. Didn’t mean to offend you. Sometimes it’s hard to tell.
Sally: Despite your continued reassurances that this is not gonna negatively affect newman media or my career, i can’t help but feeling on edge about it, ’cause just when i thought things were dying down between the two of you, now you want more intel on billy?
Adam: It’s not any kind of corporate espionage. It couldn’t be because billy is not involved in a corporate entity anymore.
Sally: Yeah, that’s right. You bested him. So what’s with your continued interest? I need to know your motives for this to make sense.
Adam: Maybe I’m asking out of genuine concern.
Adam: Look, it was not my intention to push billy over the edge. I’m not that vicious. That would be crossing a line that I don’t want to cross.
Billy: So, my mother has decided to put chanccomm up for sale — best bid wins — and I’m hoping that my personal connection to her will help me get a family discount.
Jack: Okay, okay, okay. Slow down. I have read that the division is on the market, but why would we want to buy chanccomm if it’s facing a major lawsuit from ashland locke?
Billy: Locke’s lawsuit is based on a lie. I still believe that there’s evidence out there to prove that he is a criminal, okay? And I would like the opportunity to dig in and to fight.
Jack: Okay, I think that there’s more to this than you’ve said to this point, so spill the rest.
Billy: Well, you’d also get a big win over victor. Something that you’ve been looking for for a very long time. Look, the way adam and victor treated me, I really don’t want to give them the company that they desperately want.
Jack: And there it is.
[ Sighs ] I’m asking for your help one last time. This is my only shot to get myself out of this mess. Please don’t let me down. Nyquil severe gives you powerful relief
Chance: Oh, I love it.
Abby: Is there anything special you want to do today?
Chance: Oh, I just want to spend the day with you.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Cellphone rings ]
Chance: Oh, hold on. Oh, it’s my mom.
Chance: Hey, mom.
Nina: Hi! How’s my boy?
Chance: Oh, we are so good. I’m so good.
Nina: Are you really? Because I’m having a hard time believing that this is all real. I mean, I know I saw your face when you first called me to tell me that you were alive, but when I woke up this morning, I had to remind myself that this isn’t all a dream.
Chance: [ Chuckles ] Well, I hope talking to me convinces you.
Nina: Oh, it’s so good to see you alive and breathing. Are you eating okay? You look like you might’ve lost some weight. How’s your leg injury?
Chance: Mom, mom, I am fine. Abby’s taking great care of me. Having her and dom by my side, it’s just done wonders already.
Nina: Oh, I’m so glad. I can’t wait to get back to genoa city to see you with your son. I wish it could be today, but i promise it’ll be soon.
Chance: Well, I’m not going anywhere.
Nina: Yeah, I’ve heard that before.
Chance: [ Chuckles ]
Abby: [ Sighs ]
Chance: Well, this time i mean it.
Jack: Billy, I’m gonna have to say no.
Jack: Because I think buying chanccomm is a bad idea.
Billy: But you were willing to invest when lily and I before we went after cyaxares. What’s the difference?
Jack: There are plenty of differences. Originally, I was willing to invest in you because I thought it’s what you needed in your life at the time.
Billy: Everything was fine before we went after cyaxares. Business was great, and lily and I were in a happy, healthy relationship.
Jack: But you couldn’t keep that going.
Billy: That’s actually not true, jack. Lily and I are still in a happy, healthy relationship, and business was doing fantastic before adam and victor set their trap.
Jack: A trap you walked right into, billy.
Billy: I don’t know what you want me to say to that.
Jack: There’s nothing to say. Actions speak louder than words. I’ve been here before. Billy, I am not going to enable your latest addiction.
Billy: Addiction? To what?
Jack: To power, to vengeance, to the latest ultimate gamble.
Billy: Well, that’s a crazy way to look at this. You know, you’re just taking everything and twisting it into some narrative you have about me. I mean, jack, I couldn’t put a quarter in a vending machine without people saying I’m gambling on whether the soda’s gonna come out or not. Everything I do is either addiction-based or obsessive. The truth is, all I was doing was my job — looking for a story. And what I found was the truth.
Jack: Which you exploited to your own advantage. Until adam and victor turned the table on you. Look, it’s over. Let it go.
Billy: Yeah, that’s clearly easy for you to say.
Jack: Billy, I want nothing more than your happiness and your success, but not this way.
Billy: I mean, I can’t count on you for anything, can I?
Jack: Don’t say that. Come on, back up and listen to yourself. Listen to how desperate you sound. This is not rational business discussion. After what you did at victoria’s wedding, I don’t think going after chanccomm is the right path for you. There are too many temptations, too many possible triggers. There’s got to be other options for you. Have you thought about those? Because jill made it very clear she’s handing over control of chancellor industries to lily.
Billy: Yeah, that is true, but it doesn’t mean chanccomm’s got to go with it.
Jack: Okay, you can always come back to jabot. The door is always open for you there. But whatever you decide, there has to be balance in your life. You have to give up this need to hurt adam.
Billy: [ Chuckles ] That’s not what this is about. This is actually a good opportunity for you.
Jack: Billy, I’ve made my decision. I’m not gonna change my mind.
Phyllis: Hey. Are you okay?
Jack: It was a difficult conversation.
Phyllis: Oh, I bet I know what it is. I was talking to billy the other day and he was saying that jill and lily were discussing the fate of chanccomm. So, really, it’s for sale after one lawsuit?
Jack: I think jill’s trying to make a point. Billy has his priorities confused again.
Rey: Well, I’m guessing none of this turned out the way you hoped it would.
Billy: I got played. I walked into a trap I should’ve seen coming a mile away.
Rey: A trap?
Billy: Relax, rey. I don’t think it concerns you. And no matter what adam says about me blackmailing him, he simply misread the situation.
[ Sighs ] And he’s not the only one to do that. Biggest question I have right now — is it too early for a bloody mary? And I can get you one?
Rey: No. I’ll pass.
Billy: Are you on duty? Don’t tell me you’re here to make my day even worse.
New vicks convenience pack.
Esther: Hi, sharon.
Sharon: Esther, I haven’t seen you in a while.
Esther: Well, bella and miles have been keeping me busy. Oh, not that I’m complaining. I love spending time with my grandkids.
Sharon: I’m sure.
Esther: You know, we live under the same roof, and I take care of them every day while chloe and kevin are at work. You’d think it would be easy for me to find a perfect christmas gift for them.
Sharon: Well, judging by all of those bags, I think you did a good job.
Esther: I practically bought out the entire toy store because I couldn’t figure out what they’d like. I’m still not sure I got it right.
Sharon: Well, you’re making me feel better because I’m having the same problem with rey. I mean, I know everything about this man, and he is so difficult to shop for. You know, this is probably a long shot, but kevin works at the police station. Does he ever talk about his job? Maybe he said something about rey that could point me in the right direction.
Esther: Hmm. The only thing I remember kevin saying recently is that rey was happy that chance made it home safely.
Sharon: Well, we all are. It might be the best christmas gift any of us gets this year.
Sally: So you’re saying that you suddenly have empathy for billy?
Adam: Billy has far more reason to hate me than I do to hate him.
Sally: Yeah, I suppose that’s true, but in our last conversation, you told me not to feel too badly for him.
Adam: That was — it was just my reflexive response every time that I hear his name. But I’d like to believe that I’ve become a more evolved being. And I think I went too far. Yes, my father and I, we like to say that this is all purely business, but it’s impossible to deny that it’s personal, maybe too personal. I mean, after all, he is the father of my niece and nephew.
Sally: Okay, well, I’m not gonna call you cold or vicious, but you did warn me that things might get ugly between you and billy, and now…you’re expressing regret.
Adam: The concept is not completely foreign to me. I don’t want this battle to get any worse any more than you do. And you’re right, we could get hurt in the process.
Sally: So then why’d you go after him so hard to begin with?
Adam: Because I thought if i could shut him down and stop him from any kind of retaliation, it would end the war between us. At least for now. Because…I don’t think billy could take another loss like that.
Billy: I thought I was very clear, okay? There was no blackmail, no matter what victor and adam say. They are the guilty ones here. They — they — they hacked into chanccomm’s server to exert leverage over me, okay? I’m the one that should be pressing charges on them.
Rey: You done?
Billy: Yeah, I am.
Rey: I’m not arresting you.
Billy: [ Sighs ] Okay, good. I like to hear that. At least maybe something’s going my way for once.
Rey: The da didn’t think there was enough of a case to bring it to court.
Billy: Remind me to buy michael a bloody mary, then.
Rey: In the meantime, billy, let me give you some advice. Bending the law to get what you want never works out the way you hoped it would.
Billy: Did you tell the newmans that? Look, I think we can both agree right now we would like to table this discussion forever.
Rey: Done. And for whatever it’s worth, i hope I never have to slap cuffs on you again.
Billy: I appreciate that. But adam — different story, right?
Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, there’s no doubt that billy has to get his priorities straight. You know, I’m not judging — I’m not judging because sometimes, you know, I’ve been the same way. You know? But — but that’s how you learn in life. You have to learn from your mistakes, you know? And…sometimes, you know, priorities, they’ll shift.
Phyllis: You know, but — but — but not — not always. Sometimes they do stay the same. Do you know what I mean? Like with me, with me, if I have a friend, they will always be my friend and I will always have their back, and I will be loyal to the end.
Jack: Is everything alright with you?
Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. Why?
Jack: I don’t know, you seem a little off, and it’s perfectly understandable. You’ve been through an awful lot lately. I guess — I guess we both have. Is there maybe somewhere we could talk with a little privacy here?
“The young and the restless”
Sally: So let’s just say i happen to run into billy again. What kind of info would be helpful for you to squash this battle between you both?
Adam: You know what? Just forget I asked.
Sally: Okay, I don’t get it. Now you’re doing a complete 180?
Adam: Well, I just — i shouldn’t drag you into this.
Sally: Why not? You suddenly don’t trust me?
Adam: [ Sighs ] You were right to be wary from the beginning. We have no control over whether billy is self-destructing. Why should we interject ourselves in that? It’s the guy’s human nature. He has lily. He’s got family and friends that can help him with whatever’s going on. Let’s just hope he doesn’t drag too many people down with him.
Lily: Hey. You will not believe the conversation I just overheard.
Billy: Good or bad?
Lily: Well, guess. It was between adam and sally.
Billy: Adam finding new ways to trash me?
Lily: No, actually, it was the opposite.
Billy: Sally’s trashing me now.
Lily: No, he basically was telling her some lie about how he’s concerned for your welfare.
Billy: Like a hyena would be concerned about the animal it’s picking at for dinner.
Lily: Right, and then he asked her to spy on you.
Billy: Now, that makes more sense.
Lily: Yeah, I mean, I guess she filled him in on some conversation she had with you earlier.
Billy: As I thought she would.
Lily: So what exactly did you say to her?
Billy: I fed her a few appetizers, and she did exactly what I expected her to do. She went blabbing to her new go-to guy, and clearly adam wants more information, which means my plan is gonna work.
Sharon: Rey is going to visit chance today.
Esther: Oh, that’s wonderful. I thought about dropping by, but then I heard jill was in town. It’s one of the things I don’t miss about the chancellor mansion.
Sharon: Well, I’m sure chance would love to see you.
Esther: I remember when he was a tiny, little baby. I can’t believe that he has a son of his own now.
Sharon: Time flies.
Esther: When we thought that chance was dead, my heart broke for that little boy. I couldn’t believe that he’d be growing up without his daddy. Thank god that chance is alright.
Sharon: Well, I hope he really is okay and that he won’t have any lingering effects from everything he’s been through.
Esther: I didn’t realize that he was injured.
Sharon: Oh, well, from what I’ve heard, he’s made a full recovery physically. I’m just concerned about, you know, his emotional state. He’s been through a pretty traumatic experience.
Esther: Well, he has abby to lean on.
Sharon: I’m sure she’ll do everything she can for him. Just so much has changed since he left, you know? A year ago, he was a newlywed, and then he spent all this time away from his wife and now he’s suddenly a father. That’s — that’s got to be a huge adjustment.
Chance: I could totally get addicted to this app. Everything he does — every little coo and gurgle, it’s — it’s amazing.
Abby: Tell me about it. Try downloading it on your phone, you’ll never get anything done.
Chance: Well, what are we doing? Come on, let’s do it now.
[ Knock on door ]
Abby: I’ll get it. Rey.
Rey: Hey, abby. I wanted to —
Abby: Yeah, come inside.
Chance: Hey, man.
Rey: “Hey, man”? That’s it? I’m your partner. I thought you were dead. Oh.
Chance: I’m sorry, brother. I — I just don’t know the right words for this moment right now. It’s good to see you, man, really. It’s good to see you.
Rey: Yeah. Trust me, the feeling’s mutual. From what I heard, it’s a miracle that you’re alive.
Chance: Yeah, yeah, I got lucky.
Rey: Well, the chief wanted me to tell you that you’re welcome back to the station, whenever you’re ready. You’ve been through hell, so there’s no rush, but everyone down there misses you and can’t wait to see you.
Chance: I appreciate that, man. Thank you.
Abby: Well, obviously, it’s up to chance, but you were injured. He needs to rest and recover, so I agree with paul, you know? I — selfishly, I would like to spend some more time with you before you join the force.
Rey: Absolutely. No one’s pushing.
Chance: Good. ‘Cause I definitely need some time with abby and our new son.
Phyllis: And this doorknob, this one is sticking. You know what? I’m gonna replace all the hardware in this entire hotel to really high-end hardware. Like the doorknobs, this, the knobs on the dresser — all of it. I mean, you could really tell when something’s high end. You can really feel it. You don’t know it, but you can feel it.
Jack: Well, you are really all over the place.
Jack: Well, I didn’t ask for privacy so I could get a lowdown on hotel renovations. Don’t get me wrong, you could read the phone book and make it entertaining, but you seem anxious. You seem jittery, like nervous for some reason.
Phyllis: Nervous? What — what do you mean?
Jack: Well, I don’t know why you would be. You’re — it’s not normal for you.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] It’s dumb.
Jack: And I have a feeling it’s my fault.
Phyllis: No! No, it’s not your fault. It’s me. It’s me.
Jack: I am not gonna let you take that on. From the moment I told you i still loved you, something shifted. Phyllis, since your break-up with nick, there has been this confusion between us, underneath the surface, but you know it’s there and I know it’s there, and I want to say, again, I am sorry.
Phyllis: You don’t need to be sorry for anything, jack. Please don’t do that. You have been so kind and generous and giving, and supporting me during my break-up with nick. And not only that, I mean, you were rooting for the two of us.
[ Chuckles ] To get back together. You’re that amazing. And then that over-the-top gesture at thanksgiving, I mean, honestly, my thanksgiving was going to be abysmal, and…
[ Sighs ] …You helped me. I mean, you — you single-handedly came to my rescue.
Jack: So my confessing my love for you didn’t change anything?
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. Maybe it did. It’s life, you know? Things change. And it’s all cause and effect, anD… I just think our friendship — I think it’s stronger than ever, and if I have anything to do with it, it’s gonna stay that way. Clerk: Hello, how can I?
Chance: [ Chuckles ] I want to know everything. I want to know every little coo, every little gurgle he makes. You got to catch me up, please.
Abby: Mm, well, that’ll take some time.
[ Chuckles ]
Chance: We got all the time in the world, right?
Abby: Okay, where should i start?
Chance: How about the first day you brought him home?
Abby: Okay. Um…well, I was nervous. Terrified, actually.
Chance: [ Chuckles ]
Abby: I had no idea how to feed a baby or get a baby to go to sleep or swaddle one. Oh, my gosh, and [Chuckles] The first few times, every time i would try to swaddle him, he would, like, push his arm out or his leg out.
[ Chuckles ] And I know it’s probably not possible because he was so tiny, but it’s like he was smiling at me. Like he was playing a game. And it put me at ease, like we were in this together.
Chance: Because you were. Now we are.
Abby: Yeah. You know, I don’t know why this slipped my mind, but I can do better than just tell you about our baby’s journey. I can show you. Be right back.
Sharon: Hey, you’re back.
Rey: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I found myself with a few free moments, and I thought I’d steal some with my wife.
Sharon: I’ll take it. How was chance?
Rey: You know, physically, he seems to be healthy enough and he seems to be recovering well, but I don’t know when he’s gonna be coming back to the force.
Sharon: Well, it can take some time to come back from what chance has been through. It’s not easy. I’ve seen it with mariah after the ordeal she went through with stitch. And I understand the situations aren’t the same, but I’ve seen mariah struggle with trying to get back to her regular life, and maybe chance will need some time before he can wrap his head around getting back to normal, too.
Rey: Yeah, I’m sure you’re right. I just…wish I knew a way how to help my friend, you know?
Sharon: Well, you’ll figure it out. Sometimes just spending time with friends and family can do wonders to heal people. And that’s what we can do for mariah and chance.
Abby: This video journal, it wasn’t just a gift for you. But it helped me feel close to you. There’d be days where I’d have whole conversations by myself.
[ Chuckles ] But it would feel like you were listening to me.
Chance: I know exactly what you mean. There were so many days while i was gone that I could — could hear your voice in my head.
Abby: Well, now you’ll know what I was saying to you for real.
Chance: I can’t wait.
Abby: Hey, baby. It’s me. I wish you were here. God, that sounds like a postcard. But, uh, I mean it in the deepest, most profound way. Our son is about to arrive, and I need you home with me. I hate that I can’t talk to you, that I don’t know where you are, if you’re safe. I hate that I have to do this all alone. You know what? Maybe we should just go to the next recording.
Chance: No. I want to watch it. I want to know everything you experienced. Please.
Abby: I am so confused why you haven’t come home yet, and it scares me that I haven’t heard from you in a while. Our son needs his daddy. I need you. I need my husband. Sorry. Um…you know what? I’m gonna go, but I will, uh, check in on you later. I love you.
[ Sighs ] Look, I’m — I just didn’t remember what was in a lot of those videos. I’m sorry you had to hear that.
Chance: Hey. You have absolutely nothing to apologize for. I’m glad I saw that. Abby, I’m learning how much pain that I cause you, and I promise you — I promise you — I will find a way to make it up to you.
Dominic: [ Crying ]
Abby: Oh, I —
Chance: Hey. Let me go. I got to learn how to do this, right?
Abby: [ Sighs ] Go get him, daddy.
[ Sighs ]
Billy: Thank you for spying on my spy. It’s very helpful.
Lily: Well, I wasn’t trying to be a spy. I just happened to overhear their conversation.
Billy: I’m not asking you to be. I am not adam. What I am gonna ask you to do is put today out of your mind. This is not your fight, okay? What you saw today was adam primed for a fall. And I’m gonna hand it to him.
Lily: Look, I have no problem with your plan working. I’m actually concerned it might work too well.
Billy: What do you mean by that?
Lily: This could have lasting effects on you. I mean, there’s huge risks involved here.
Billy: I understand that, but these are risks that I am willing to take, and I hope that you can trust me on this.
Lily: Yeah, I want to, but you have to understand where I’m coming from.
Billy: I do, lily. Look [Sighs] It’s not like i haven’t looked at other options, right? I went to jill, and that’s a dead end. I talked to jack this morning, asking him to buy chanccomm, and my own brother turned me down. I’m running out of time.
Lily: Why do you think that?
Billy: Because if adam is trying to recruit sally, that means the newmans are not resting on their laurels. Taking down chanccomm wasn’t enough. Adam still has a plan, and he and victor are not gonna stop until I am broken. I need to do this to defend myself. And I’m gonna do my best to keep you out of this, but I would really like to know that I have your support. Can you back me here? Like pulsing, electric shocks,
Jack: I absolutely agree with you about our friendship.
Phyllis: Good. Good. Oh, I feel better. Uh, we’re very good at talking things out. Here, have a seat.
Jack: We’re good at talking things out because we’ve been through so much. So let’s talk. I don’t want to mess this up. I think what we have is rare. Who would think that we could maintain this kind of a friendship after the hell we put each other through over so many years?
Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, I — I put you through hell.
Jack: No, no, no, I’m not putting blame on anyone. I’m — I’m just saying I think we need to establish some firm and clear boundaries.
Phyllis: What — such as?
Jack: Despite all of the things I said about the feelings I have for you — have had for you for many years — it doesn’t mean I think we should try again. Look, it’s been my experience that what the heart wants and what reality will provide are two very different th– I’m gonna say it, and I need you to listen. I am not about to try to rekindle things if it means glossing over the pain from our past. Even if that were possible, i cannot afford to make that mistake again. Ever. It took a lot for me to put my heart back together. I’m not gonna put myself in a position where it gets broken again. I could not handle that.
Sally: Okay, this conversation has been a bit of a roller coast, and I am not sure what is actually going on between you and billy, but from what I’ve heard, he does tend to drag things down with him and i don’t want to be one of them. I’ve worked incredibly hard to get my career back on track, and I feel like it finally is. I don’t want it to take another hit.
Adam: Well, then my advice to you is to do what you do best. Design, critique, curate. You’re right, that is your job. So focus on that and don’t let billy’s potential stunts distract you. Let’s just pretend we never had this conversation.
Sally: [ Scoffs ]
Lily: Listen, I know that we’re in the right here. Okay? I know that adam and victor have pulled some shady maneuvers to come after chanccomm, including having ashland getting away with his crimes. I just — I know how dangerous adam can be. I don’t know how far he would go to hurt you. So even though I have some misgivings about, you know, what you want to do…I believe in you. And I love you.
Billy: I can’t ask you for anything more than that.