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Abby: My sweet boy. Hey!

Chance: Hey.

Abby: Guess what dominic just told me.

Chance: What’d he say?

Abby: Well, he said he has his cutest little outfit on and he wants to go out right now, just the three of us. What do you think?

Chance: Oh, wow. That’s quite the speech for a kid his age.

Abby: Well, yeah, he’s clearly a genius. I was thinking we could go to society. I could show the two of you off. Oh, and you can meet my new head chef.

Chance: Oh, I didn’t know you had one.

Abby: Yes, I will fill you in on the way. I’m letting her put her stamp on the menu, and I want you to try her dishes.

Chance: Yeah, it sounds fun, baby. I just, uh…I don’t know if it’s a good idea.

Devon: Alright, man. I am very, very excited to see what you’ve come up with for tessa’s album cover.

Noah: Yeah, I mean, we had a good photo shoot earlier, but i haven’t really had time to process the images yet.

Devon: That’s — that’s not a problem, ’cause we can go through it together and we’ll get on the same page before we loop in tessa, you know? What’s wrong?

Noah: Nothing, nothing. It’s just, you know, it’s been a while since I’ve had to preview a project while I’m still creating it.

Devon: Well, I mean, that’s just ’cause I would hate for you to put in a bunch of work and find out that it’s not what I’m looking for.

Noah: I’d hate that, too.

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: Why do you have doubts about going to society?

Chance: Because, baby, we don’t know who’s watching. Okay? These people know who i am, and even though there’s security, I’m just concerned about your safety.

Abby: But your supervisor said we’re safe and so is the mission. I thought a nice, quiet family lunch would be a good way to ease back into things. Back to normal life.

Chance: Okay, let’s go.

Abby: Really?

Chance: Let’s go.

Abby: Ah! Yay! Okay, we’re going to society, we’re going to society. I’m gonna go get dom ready. Let’s go. Let’s go. What jacket should we wear?

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Nick: So I’ve got a dilemma, and I’m thinking you might be able to help me.

Sharon: Okay. What?

Nick: Christian needs a costume for his holiday sing thing, and I was wondering if you had any of noah’s old costumes. If I remember correctly, when noah was around christian’s age, he was like a wise man and maybe an elf?

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

Nick: What are you laughing at?

Sharon: Um, in case you haven’t noticed, our son is now a grown man, so, no, I did not keep any of those costumes. And had I, I know they would be a wreck by now.

Nick: Huh. Yeah, I didn’t think about that.

Sharon: Come on, nick. This is ridiculous. What did you really come here to talk to me about?

Amanda: So the house was built in 1897, and the city just kind of grew around it.

Phyllis: It’s amazing. Wow, look at that. It’s victorian, I love that.

[ Sighs ] The molding is beautiful.

Amanda: Oh, I know, I know. Imani and I, we just leased it today.

Phyllis: Congratulations!

Amanda: Thank you, thank you. Oh, it really is the perfect location, though. Ideal place to launch our firm.

Phyllis: Oh, great. When do you move in?

Amanda: Well, we still have some tweaking to do first. We’re choosing paint colors. Oh, actually, I could use your exquisite design taste.

Phyllis: Ah, thank you. I’ll help you with anything, definitely.

[ Exhales sharply ] What’s next?

Amanda: Um, well, you know, everything’s been going pretty smoothly. We filed the paperwork to start our practice. Imani, she — she passed the wisconsin bar on her first try.

Phyllis: Her first try?

Amanda: Yes.

Phyllis: That’s impressive.

Amanda: All systems are go.

Phyllis: Ah, great. I’m really happy for you.

Amanda: Yeah?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Amanda: Really?

Phyllis: Mm.

Amanda: ‘Cause, I don’t know, you seem a little down in the dumps.

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Phyllis: So, I mean, it’s just jack flew to new york for a meeting with kyle. Summer confirmed it. She thought I knew.

Amanda: You —

Phyllis: Yeah, I didn’t know. I didn’t know. Jack didn’t tell me, which was weird.

Amanda: Oh, that is weird.

Phyllis: Yeah, right? And then we had this really awkward — ugh — such an awkward conversation about our friendship.

Amanda: Awkward? Awkward how?

Phyllis: Well, you know, jack wanted to talk to me privately, so we went up to my suite to talk, and he said that things have been sort of strange and weird between us since I broke up with nick.

Amanda: Well, have they been?

Phyllis: Yeah. They have. I have to admit… listen, you know, it’s — he said he had feelings for me, and I can’t forget that he said it. You know, it’s like the elephant in the room, and I can’t pretend like he didn’t say it.

Amanda: Okay, so [Sighs] What do you do now?

Phyllis: I don’t know. It’s just strange. I guess I just go with it. Do you know what I mean? Like, our friendship is so strong, and I don’t want to screw anything up, so it’ll change and evolve, and I just have to wait for it to adjust.

Amanda: Adjust? I mean, adjust as in cool down or heat up?

Nick: So I found a costume that summer had made christian a couple years ago. It definitely doesn’t fit him anymore. And I don’t know, I guess phyllis had always handled this sort of thing for me.

Sharon: Well, say no more. I would be happy to make something new for christian. I mean, as long as you don’t need it right away.

Nick: No, and I don’t mean to impose.

Sharon: You’re not imposing at all. I love that kid. You know what? I’m gonna come up with something really cute for him.

Nick: Well, you are a life-saver and everybody’s rock.

Sharon: Aww. That’s a really nice compliment and kind of out of the blue.

Nick: Well, clearly, I need to praise you more often.

Sharon: You sure you don’t need something else from me?

Nick: Like what?

Sharon: Well, maybe you need someone to lean on while you get through your break-up. You said that phyllis used to handle all these things for you. Maybe you’re feeling a little lost, and sometimes it’s the small memories that sneak up on us and really get us.

Nick: Uh, no, it’s nothing like that. I’m actually surprised at how well the parting of the ways has gone.

Sharon: Really?

Nick: Yeah. When I was looking for a costume for christian, I found some stuff that I’m sure phyllis wants, and I’m gonna take it by her place later today.

Sharon: Oh, the old “giving the ex her things back.” That can be tricky. Sometimes we do that because we’re hoping to reconnect. And other times, it’s actually to punish them. Could either of those scenarios apply to you?

Noah: You know, in london, i didn’t really have many deadlines. Set my own schedule, so what are you thinking timeline-wise? Tessa and I haven’t really discussed it.

Devon: Um…I mean…how is, uh — how’s december 22nd sound? That way you have enough time for the holidays after.

Noah: Guess it just depends on how many people have to sign off on it between now and the print run.

Devon: Well, I mean, since I’m the head of the label, if i like it, then we’ll be pretty much good to go. You know, it’ll have to pass through legal and stuff like that, but I don’t want you to feel rushed, though, if you do, ’cause I don’t want it to interfere with you putting out your best work.

Noah: I appreciate that.

Devon: Yeah, no, of course. I got to ask you, though, if you prefer autonomy, how come you left london? ‘Cause it seems like you had a great gig going on there. You could work at your own pace and getting paid for it.

Noah: It wasn’t the work. I left for personal reasons.

Devon: Oh. Okay, I’ll leave that right there. Um…assuming you’re still on board, let’s take a look at what you got.

Noah: Yeah, let’s do it.

Abby: Welcome to mommy’s restaurant. Isn’t it incredible? Ooh, and the food is so good. Although you can’t try it for quite a while, but you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Chance: Hey, you better listen up to your mom. She knows exactly what she’s talking about, bud.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Tonight is gonna be so great. I’m so happy that you’re here. We’re gonna keep it super low-profile. I just want chef pamela to meet you, and she’s gonna make us one of everything on the menu. Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm.

Chance: Well, seeing you smile has already made my time worthwhile.

Abby: Mm.

Mariah: Chance? Is that really you?

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Mariah: [ Gasps ] Need long-lasting freshness?

Chance: Wow, it’s so good to see both of you.

Tessa: Yeah, you too.

Chance: Yeah, how are you? How’re you doing?

Mariah: I’m just kind of in shock right now. I mean, I know you were home, obviously. I just — I didn’t expect to see you out so soon.

Chance: Yeah, I’m having that effect on some people these days.

Mariah: Well, I wanted to come by the house to say hi, but I know you guys needed time to settle back in.

Chance: Oh, no, no, no, it’s totally okay. I, uh — I’m actually glad that we ran into you. You’ve been on my mind, and i just wanted to thank you for everything that you’ve done for us, really. Abby told me what happened, and I’m so sorry. That’s so terrible, what you went through, and I’m just sorry that I wasn’t here to protect you or to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Mariah: Well, the kidnapping, it’s — it’s in the past. You know, I’m — I’m really trying to move on with my life and I’ve been able to, thanks to the love and support of everybody around me, especially tessa. What matters is that dominic was safe and healthy.

Abby: Don’t sell yourself short. You kept our baby safe and healthy during a really hard time. We could never thank you enough.

Chance: He’s a beautiful boy. I’m blessed. Well, on that note, would you guys like to join us? Please do.

Tessa: Oh, well, actually, we’re here for a working lunch.

[ Chuckles ] Mariah’s gonna help me pick out a new photo for my lp.

Abby: [ Gasps ] Oh, my gosh. Well, clearly, we are so excited.

[ Laughter ] Oh, yeah? For you new album. I would love to throw you an album release party.

Tessa: Oh, oh, that’s so kind of you, but, you know, I’m just gonna let devon handle that stuff. You know, they — they usually do that, right?

Abby: Yeah, totally, but if you change your mind, the offer stands. I am gonna get my two handsome men back there. We’re gonna go meet our executive chef. And, yeah, we need to go while dominic is in a good place. Huh, buddy?

[ Laughter ]

Mariah: Well, have fun, you guys.

Abby: You too. And, hey, I would love to send you guys our tasting menu, the one that we’re gonna have. My treat.

Tessa: Oh, my gosh, that’s so generous.

Mariah: That’s very sweet of you, abby. Thank you.

Abby: Of course. My pleasure. Let’s go. Say bye!

Chance: See ya.

Tessa: Well, the man looks good, considering.

Mariah: Did he seem a little off to you?

Tessa: Well, what chance went through was a lot. It’s gonna take a lot of time for him to feel safe again. Kind of like you.

Mariah: What I went through was horrible. What chance went through was unimaginable.

Nick: Alright, you’re doing it again.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] What?

Nick: Looking too far into things. I’m not taking phyllis her stuff because I’m trying to reconnect with her or because I want to punish her. Just trying to save her a trip, that’s it.

Sharon: Mm-hmm. Well, you may feel right now that you won’t be affected when you go do this, but it could trigger some unexpected feelings, so just be prepared.

Nick: Alright, I’ve been warned. Thank you. Let’s not talk about it anymore.

Sharon: Okay.

Nick: I’ll see you later.

Sharon: Alright.

Phyllis: By “adjust,” I mean get used to it.

Amanda: Get used to what? Jack’s affection for you? Your affection for jack? Or the fact that it’s not platonic and you have absolutely no idea what to do next?

Phyllis: None of the above.

Amanda: Oh, is that so?

Phyllis: Yeah. Hey, listen, jack and I have a very good friendship, and i don’t want to do anything to screw that up. It’s very important to me. Very important. And in fact, jack said to me that he doesn’t want to get his heart broken by me again, so…

Amanda: How did you feel about that?

Phyllis: I agree. I don’t want to do that to him. So, listen, I’m just gonna get through this awkward phase because it really is awkward, and the whole thing will just work itself out.

Amanda: You know, it’s funny because I didn’t ask you what you should do. I asked you what you truly, deep-down want. Do you want to reignite things with jack?

Find your rhythm. You so upset that jack went toI respect our friendship, and i

Phyllis: Listen, amanda.

Phyllis: Listen, amanda. Every instinct I have is telling me to leave this alone. I’m not getting back together with jack. I respect our friendship, and i don’t want to hurt him again.

Amanda: If keeping things in the friend zone really was a mutual decision, then why were you so upset that jack went to new york and didn’t tell you? Because it seems to me like jack is doing exactly what he agreed to. He’s letting the relationship breathe so it can go back to normal. Would you expect a friend to tell you when they’re going away on a business trip? No. Or maybe the decision wasn’t mutual and it feels a little more like a rejection.

Phyllis: A rejection — listen to you. You are my friend, right?

Amanda: Believe it or not, this is me being a friend. Answer the question.

Phyllis: Listen, jack said that he doesn’t want a relationship with me. He said he doesn’t want his heart hurt again, and I went with it. Okay? I would kill me if I hurt him again. Really, it would kill me.

Nick: I don’t mean to barge in.

Amanda: Yeah, no worries. I’m gonna head out. Call me if you need to talk, okay?

Phyllis: Oh, I will. I will.

Amanda: Okay. Nick.

Nick: Hey.

[ Sighs ]

Phyllis: What’s that?

Nick: Just some of your stuff I wanted to return to you.

Devon: I’m very impressed with what I see.

Noah: I’m relieved to hear you say that.

Devon: Yeah, man. What’s striking is — is how you’ve really — you’ve captured tessa in every single one of those photos. Go back to the proofs real quick.

Noah: Yeah, sure.

Devon: Like this one right here. There — there’s so much soul in her eyes that you got. You can hear her single just by looking at it.

Noah: Yeah, that’s my favorite, too.

Devon: These are all great. Really great. I’m happy that tessa suggested you for the artwork, man. I was hesitant at first, given our history, but…

Noah: History… oh, you mean you dating mariah, me dating tessa before they fell for each other? That history?

Devon: That’s what I’m talking about.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Feels like a lifetime ago, man.

Noah: I mean, it kind of was.

Devon: Uh-huh. Yeah, mariah and tessa, though, they’re still going strong. They’re doing real strong. But looking at these pictures, you can tell, even after all this time, man, you really — you really get tessa.

Noah: I mean, she’s fearless, putting herself out there like that. Very accessible.

Devon: I always kind of thought that she was a bit guarded and hard to read. But she’s — she’s obviously comfortable with showing a more open side to you. It’s nice.

Noah: Nah, it’s not me. It’s just the camera.

Tessa: You hate them.

Mariah: No, it’s actually the opposite. I love every single one of these.

Tessa: Really?

Mariah: Yeah. You know what? It reminds me of your early days, when you were performing at the underground and I would hide in the back and watch you.

Tessa: Yeah, except you couldn’t hide because there was only three people there.

[ Both laugh ]

Mariah: Wow, noah really captured something.

Tessa: Well, the way he got me to relax was actually talking about you. So if you see anything special in these proofs, it’s my love for you.

Abby: I want your unbiased opinion. We have finally transitioned to pamela’s menu and all of her dishes, although we still have a few of the favorites from when lola was here.

Chance: Well, everything’s so delicious, baby, really.

Abby: Really? Because it was a struggle to find a replacement for lola.

Chance: I still can’t believe that she would walk away like that. I mean, that must’ve been a real blow to you and society, you know?

Abby: Yeah, it was, but the opportunity in miami was stellar. I couldn’t stand in her way.

Chance: Well, you are a good person.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Oh, I don’t know about that, but, you know, I used to be pretty selfish until I met you. You made me a better human being.

Chance: Nah, nah, I can’t take credit for that. I’m no saint.

Abby: Hey. What happened in spain was not your fault.

Chance: That’s not really what I was thinking about.

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Chance: Hey, buddy.

Abby: Shh.

Chance: Hey. Hey, you’re okay. Nope

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Abby: You guys taking off?

Tessa: Yes, and everything was so amazing. Thank you.

Abby: Oh, well, good. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Mariah: It’s so amazing to see you back home with abby and dominic. The three of you make a beautiful picture.

Chance: Well, we have you to thank for that, mariah. And just know, you can come visit dominic any time you’d like. You’re part of the family now.

Mariah: Alright, bye, guys.

Tessa: Bye.

Chance: Did I say something wrong there?

Abby: No, no. Of course not. It’s just, well, mariah, she developed a very strong bond with dominic when they were being kept prisoner by stitch, and then after she had the baby, she had a really hard time letting go.

Chance: Oh. Well, that doesn’t surprise me. I mean, alone for that long, terrified, feeling responsible for protecting a baby. She was carrying our baby. I mean, that’s rough. Dom was the only connection she had.

Abby: Is that what it was like for you after the explosion?

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, if kim hadn’t been there, I — I’m sure I would’ve lost my mind.

Abby: Well, I am so thankful for her. I don’t know what I would’ve done if she hadn’t saved you. Are you thinking about all your team members, the ones who weren’t saved?

Chance: Yeah, always. Every minute of every day.

Abby: I just — I wish i could say something to make you feel better.

Chance: No, there’s just some wounds that words can’t heal.

[ Sighs ]

Amanda: [ Sighs ]

Devon: Hey, you.

Amanda: Hey. Oh, I’m sorry. I can head upstairs if you guys are having a meeting.

Devon: No, it’s fine, we’re just wrapping up. Let me introduce you two. Amanda sinclair — mwah — this is noah newman.

Amanda: Ah, noah.

Noah: Nice to meet you.

Amanda: Newman — the artist, right? You did the art installation for victor’s tribute.

Noah: Yes, I did.

Amanda: It was brilliant. Lights and shadows.

Devon: He’s designing tessa’s album cover. It’s gonna be a work of art.

Amanda: Oh.

Noah: Well, I hope so.

Amanda: Well, I am opening a new law firm downtown. I mean, I know you’re probably way too busy to even consider designing a corporate id package, but, you know, if you’re looking for a new project, let me know.

Noah: Thank you. I’ll keep that in mind.

Amanda: Okay.

Noah: But now that we’ve met up, I’ll talk to tessa and show her the images, see which ones she likes. Hopefully she likes them as much as we did.

Devon: Thanks, man.

Noah: Thank you, man.

Devon: Appreciate it.

Noah: Nice meeting you.

Amanda: Yes, you too.

Devon: What are you smiling about?

Amanda: I don’t know. I like watching you in action.

Devon: You do?

Amanda: Yeah, I do.

Devon: Really?

Amanda: And I don’t see you in work mode very often. But look at you, you’re good at handling the creative folks.

[ Both laugh ]

Devon: Well, I’m more accustomed to the musicians, but…

Amanda: Yeah, well, noah, he seemed relaxed and he seemed to trust you.

Devon: Yeah, well, we’ve known each other for a while. Took a second with the images, but I think we came to a good understanding.

Amanda: Mm, well, it does take a certain skill-set to manage artists. You know, one part charm, one part flattery, one part authenticity. Making sure that they know that their work is valued and also coaxing the best out of them, and, you know, giving them a certain sense of flexibility.

Devon: You got all that from just watching me for a few minutes.

Amanda: I don’t know what to say, it’s my superpower.

Devon: [ Chuckles ] You’re in a very happy mood today. I know it can’t just be from watching me and my great managerial skills, so…

Amanda: Well, life is good. Really good. In fact, I want to take you out to lunch to celebrate.

Nick: Just, you know, found some stuff I thought you might want back.

Phyllis: I’ve been looking for this all over the place.

Nick: I know it’s not one of your go-to looks. That’s probably why it was buried in the back of the closet.

Phyllis: This doesn’t spark joy for you?

Nick: No, I used to love watching you fill that up with coffee every day and constantly reminding me of who exactly was in charge. You never got tired of that joke.

Phyllis: Wasn’t a joke.

Nick: You know what? Doesn’t seem like it’s super sentimental. I could’ve just tossed it.

Phyllis: This is loaded with “prime aggression 6.” This is — I mean, this was my valentine’s day gift to you.

Nick: I mean, it’s your favorite game. You should have it.

Phyllis: Yeah, but I gave this to you for valentine’s day. I mean, this was the greatest valentine’s day gift ever. I mean, besides that sign you got me from pepe’s roadhouse.

Nick: Where we had our first wedding.

Phyllis: I’m glad that sign isn’t in the box.

Nick: Wouldn’t fit. Smooth dark chocolate, refreshing peppermint,

Nick: [ Sighs ] You know, I’m sorry I brought this and made things…

Phyllis: I’m glad you brought it. It means that we weren’t wasting our time. It’s very sentimental.

Nick: I have never, ever thought that any time we spent together was a waste, and i never will.

Phyllis: I never will either. So how are you doing? Has the tension in your family eased up?

Nick: Well, I’m mostly avoiding them. Does that count?

Phyllis: Uh-huh, it does, because it’s basically what I’ve been telling you to do all along.

[ Chuckles ] Um, listen, I noticed that you came by chance’s party and you didn’t stay long.

Nick: Yeah, ashland’s trying to play, like, peacemaker between me and vick.

Phyllis: How’d that go?

Nick: Not great. Vick accused me of pushing everyone away in my life, including you.

Noah: Hey, mom.

Sharon: Hey.

Noah: Have you seen tessa?

Sharon: Uh, not since the shoot. She and mariah went to society to grab lunch and review the photos that you sent them. And clearly they didn’t want me looking over their shoulder, giving my two cents.

Noah: Really?

Sharon: Well, I do want to see your work. Maybe if I’m lucky, you’ll show me.

Noah: Oh, I just left a meeting with devon to get his thoughts, but I think it’s only fair that tessa and I have a chance to review before my mom weighs in.

Sharon: Well, it was worth a shot.

Noah: No pun intended.

Sharon: [ Laughs ] Look at you, all fired up. Maybe this project was just the boost you needed.

Noah: Mom, I told you, you don’t have to worry about me, okay? I’m doing fine. I just needed to get re-acclimated from london and start working again.

Sharon: Who’s worried? I’m delighted to see you doing something that you’re really enjoying.

Noah: Yeah, this album, it’s — it’s really got my creative juices flowing again. Thanks to tessa. She makes it easy.

Amanda: Got everything?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Abby: [ Gasps ]

Amanda: Oh.

Devon: Hey, look who’s out and about.

Abby: Yes, yes, past tense. We are heading out. Dominic’s a little fussy.

Devon: Oh. How you, uh — how you settling back in to the life in town, man?

Chance: Not bad, man. One day at a time, right?

Devon: Yeah. How you doing, little guy? What’s up? Mommy says you’re being fussy. Don’t do that.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Don’t do that.

Abby: Oh, I wish I knew your secret, especially at 3:00 A.M.

[ Chuckles ]

Amanda: Yeah, when dom was at our place, devon had the magic touch.

Devon: Oh. Well, I’m just that boring, I’ll put any baby to sleep, you know?

Chance: Well, we should probably get him back.

Abby: Yeah, yeah. Bye.

Devon: Okay.

Amanda: Bye.

Devon: See you guys.

Abby: See ya.

Devon: Bye, buddy.

Abby: Say bye!

Amanda: Are you okay?

Devon: Yeah, of course. Read my eyes.

Phyllis: Well, victoria doesn’t know anything about our relationship. She’s not one to judge.

Nick: And now you know why i left early.

Phyllis: Well, I’m sorry you had to deal with that.

Nick: Hey, it goes with the territory, you know? This avoidance strategy I’m using right now is eventually gonna have to end. I’m gonna have to try and work things out with my dad, but for now, just happy to be focusing on new hope and christian, and faith’s doing very well. Absolutely love having noah at home.

Phyllis: You’re lucky to have your kids home. I really miss summer. I miss daniel.

Nick: I know.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Phyllis: Is there a problem?

Nick: Uh, something’s up. I got to go.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. I hope it’s not serious.

Nick: Yeah, me too.

Phyllis: Thanks for bringing this stuff by.

Nick: Yeah, no problem. Okay, I’ll, uh… bye.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Mariah: I agree with noah. Tessa is an ideal subject. But the photos that you took were phenomenal. It was hard to choose just one.

Tessa: But we did, and I hope it’s the same one that you liked.

Noah: There is one that I’m leaning towards, and I just had a great meeting with devon and he agreed.

Tessa: What, you — wait, you chose without me?

Noah: No, no, no, no, it wasn’t anything like that. He just — he wanted to see where I was going with this, make sure he liked my take.

Sharon: And it sounds like he did.

Noah: Yeah, definitely. You know, but, tess, you are in complete creative control. I mean, you’re the artist, you’re the songwriter. This whole project is about you. You have final say. I am just working in service of your vision.

Tessa: Okay, cool.

Mariah: Well, come on, enough with the suspense. Show him which one you like.

Tessa: Okay. Um…

Noah: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s a relief.

Tessa: What, really? No way, we chose the same one?

Noah: Yeah, mind meld. It’s a beautiful thing.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Sharon: Well, congratulations. Now, can I see? Oh, my gosh. Noah, that is stunning.

Noah: And the mom vote clinches it. Number 17, unanimous, case closed.

Tessa: Hooray!

[ Laughs ]

Mariah: Well, that’s a great collaboration that you guys did. It seems like you’re off to a great start. Unfortunately, I have to get back to work, so I will see you later, okay?

Tessa: Okay.

Mariah: Bye.

Noah: See ya. Really, you thought I’d choose one without you?

Tessa: Yeah.

[ Laughter ] Hey, is everything okay?

Mariah: Yeah, everything’s great. It’s just it’s nice to see you laughing and happy.

Tessa: Well, I am happy and giddy and in love.

Amanda: I am already getting calls from potential clients who’ve heard that I’m opening my own practice. Can you believe it?

Devon: Yeah, of course I can believe it, yeah. You know who you are? Did you forget?

Amanda: Wow, there’s that charm I was talking about.

Devon: No, I’m being sincere.

Amanda: [ Sighs ] Well, at this rate, we are gonna be backlogged before the paint is even dry. Oh, speaking of which, did you get a chance to look at the paint colors that I told you about? I mean, I really love the dove gray, but imani wants to go with something bolder. You know that there are consultants for this? Like, not just designers, actual consultants. Like, real specialists. Imani, she knows this paint guru who charges more per hour than most lawyers do. I mean, I told her that I’m pretty sure that we could pick a paint color on our own. Right?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Amanda: Wow, your eyes are glazing over.

Devon: No.

Amanda: I was talking about throw pillows and wallpaper — the kiss of death.

Devon: I’m listening to what you’re saying, I am. It was — you said something about a bird.

Amanda: A bird? Dove gray.

Devon: Dove gray.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Okay, never mind. I know your mind’s been somewhere else ever since we sat down.

Devon: I’m sorry.

Amanda: No, you don’t have to be sorry. You thinking about dominic?

Devon: I’m not, actually. I was thinking about chance. Um…how did he seem to you when we saw him? Did he seem a little uneasy being out in public?

Amanda: Not more than expected.

Devon: No?

Amanda: No, I don’t — I mean, this is — I don’t even think it’s about being in public, you know? He’s a brand-new dad and he’s getting used to the baby that he just met for the first time.

Devon: Yeah. I know, I just can’t help but worry.

Amanda: About what?

Devon: About dominic, ’cause, you know, it reminds me of when abby was grieving and just knowing the babies pick up on every little thing. And I — I don’t want to think about dominic taking in his parents’ stress.

Chance: Hey, big guy. Who’s my big dude? You’re my big dude.

Abby: I hate to interrupt this, but somebody needs a nap.

Chance: It’s nap time.

Abby: It’s nap time.

Chance: Oh, my gosh.

Abby: Come here.

Chance: Go nap it up.

Abby: Say “see you after, dad.”

Chance: See you, bud. Hey. Oh, yeah. Have a good nap.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Let’s go nap it up, huh?

Chance: [ Exhales sharply ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, mom. Oh, yeah, I’m good, I’m good. How’s australia? Well, good. That’s awesome. No, no, I wish you wouldn’T. I’m okay. I promise. Yes, yes, I mean it. Well, no, you don’t have to rush back right now, okay? You just got there. It’s a long trip, too. Don’t worry about it. Yeah, everything’s — everything’s good. Everything’s good. Okay, I love you. I miss you like crazy, and i promise you I’m fine.

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Billy: I’m in control, okay? I have never been more focused in my life.

Lily: Well, if that’s true, then there’s something I want you to do and you’re not gonna like it.

Elena: Wait, what?

Nate: You heard me.

Elena: Are you asking me to move in with you?

Devon: Hey, are you okay? You doing alright? ‘Cause it kind of seems like you’re not.

Chelsea: So tell me, what did I miss?

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