Y&R Transcript Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Billy: Good morning.

Lily: Hi. Good morning.

Billy: I’m pretty sure this is the same situation that i left you in last night.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yes, you are correct.

Billy: Hmm.

Lily: I managed to get a few hours of sleep on the couch, and then I got right back to it. But I don’t mind, honestly. I’m learning so much about the company, and I have so many ideas in my head on how to modernize it and boost profitability.

Billy: That’s good. I like this enthusiasm. I’m glad you got rid of the self-doubt you had earlier.

Lily: Oh, yeah. I put that out of my mind because I am prepared to rise to the challenge.

Billy: And that’s exactly why my mom hired you.

Lily: Mm. Yeah, I know. She’s a savvy leader, but she’s also very traditional and conservative.

Billy: Uh, yeah, that’s true. No one’s gonna accuse her of having the risk-taking sensibility that I have. But you know what? This is not about me. This is about you, and I don’t want to get in front of your moment right now. You are shining, and I love to see this excitement. Oh, come on now. You can say it.

Lily: No…

Billy: Lily…

Lily: …It’s fine. No, it’s fine. It’s nothing.

Billy: No, yeah. It is something. Come oN.

Lily: No, I just… I… look. I understand why you made your decision, and I respect that. But…I really wish that you would reconsider coming to work at chancellor with me. I mean, look. Just hear me out, okay? The more I think about it, the more I learn, the more opportunities I see, and I see how much we could accomplish being ceo and coo together. And look. I know that you wouldn’t have the voice that you want right away, but, you know, in time you can…

[ Sighs ] Okay, it’s fine. I see that you’ve made up your mind. So, it’s okay. Or…have you?

[ Text message pings ]

Watch this. Billy abbott, yesterday.

Victor: Hey, son.

Adam: Morning.

Victor: So, I understand you arranged for noah to do some freelance work for us. Thank you for doing that.

Adam: Uh, yeah. I was happy to do it.

Victor: I know that you’re a little disappointed that i didn’t pursue the purchase of chanccomm, but, you know, there are a lot of good things in store for newman media. You know that.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I’ll make sure of that.

Victor: Okay. What are you looking at?

Adam: I just received some unsolicited candid footage.

Victor: Of what?

Adam: Of billy. I ran into him yesterday. He was drinking alone.

Victor: Huh. Yeah, well…I saw him the other afternoon…drinking alone.

Adam: Yeah, I knew this was a rough time for him, but I didn’t think he was gonna be coming apart at the seams this quickly.

Victor: He had two solid parents, and he has always been a loser.

Adam: To put it mildly.

Victor: Amazing. Even when he, you know, found some success riding on the coattails of someone else, he could never hang onto it. So, it’s not a surprise to me, nor to victoria, apparently, considering what she’s about to do.

Ashland: I need you to take care of this immediately and use only this number to contact me. Do not go through anyone at the newman/locke offices, okay? It’s imperative that this be handled with the utmost discretion. Thank you. I’ll be in touch.

Victoria: Hi.

Ashland: Been standing there long?

Victoria: Long enough to overhear you. So, what needs to be handled with the utmost discretion? I’m your wife, your partner. Whatever it is, surely you can tell me.

Ashland: I’m afraid I can’T.

Chelsea: So, tell me. What did I miss? Ordinary tissues burn when theo blows.

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Chelsea: Yay!

Chloe: I’m so happy to see you!

Chelsea: Now you know why i texted you earlier, asking what you were up to.

Chloe: Oh, you are so smooth. So, is this just a visit, or are you back for real?

Chelsea: I am happy to report I’m home for good. Well, for now.

Chloe: That’s fantastic. I am so happy to have you back. I have missed you so much.

Chelsea: I’ve missed you, too, so much. I mean, it’s been way too long.

Chloe: You look amazing.

Chelsea: Well, thanks. I’m feeling like a million bucks these days.

Chloe: Well, I am so happy to hear that. Sit!

Chelsea: Yes!

Chloe: So, tell me everything, starting with why you didn’t tell me you were planning to come home last time we talked.

Chelsea: I hadn’t made up my mind yet, and then, once I did make up mind, I thought it would be more fun to surprise you.

Chloe: So, is this surprise just for your bestie, or is there anyone else who knows that you’re back in town?

Chelsea: If you’re referring to adam…

Chloe: Who else?

Chelsea: …I didn’t want to spring myself on him. I mentioned to him I might be coming home several times, actually, and he would cut me off, saying it wasn’t a good time.

Chloe: He should be making time for the mother of his child.

Chelsea: Yeah!

Chloe: But I think he does have a lot on his mind lately.

Chelsea: Such as?

Chloe: Billy. There’s another big war between the two of them.

Chelsea: [ Exhaling ] Wow! I guess some things never change.

Billy: I got to admit, though. Seeing you all fired up like this, there’s a part of me that makes me want to get in the trenches and paint this picture with you.

Lily: Oh, a part of you? I guess I have to work harder at trying to change your mind.

Billy: Yes, darling. Not even you can convince me to come and work at chancellor. However, I will be your biggest supporter. I will be here for you no matter what to bounce ideas off of, and, of course, to be your personal consultant day or night.

Lily: Oh, careful. I’m gonna hold you to that.

Billy: You better, because I’m serious. I’m all yours.

Lily: I know! And I’m yours, which is why I’m so disappointed that we’re not gonna team up in the office anymore.

Billy: I’m proud of you and this path that you’re on. And I appreciate you wanting to still work with me. However, this plan that I’ve put into motion, with victor and adam, it’s the only thing I’m focusing on right now.

Ashland: You have nothing to fear, I swear.

Victoria: Do I seem worried to you?

Ashland: Not at all, but i can only imagine where your mind went to when you overheard that phone call… back to the other secrets I kept from you, perhaps the time i claimed to be making payments for a wedding gift, and I was actually planning to pay off jesse gaines — not a moment i am proud of.

Victoria: Well, okay. Maybe there was a tiny bit of déj vu, but I know that a lot of things have changed since then. So, if you’re good, then I’m good. I trust you.

Ashland: I am so grateful for that. But I’m still sensing something from you. Could it be curiosity?

Victoria: [ Laughs ] Maybe just a little.

Ashland: Well, you’re just gonna have to be in suspense a little while longer.

Victoria: How about just give me one clue?

Ashland: Alright, just one. I actually was making arrangements for a present.

Victoria: Oh, really?! For me?

Ashland: Well, who else? And that is all I’m going to say about it.

Victoria: [ Gasps ] Person, place, or thing? Can it fit under the christmas tree?

[ Both laugh ]

Ashland: Well, look at you. That’s a nice try.

Victoria: Oh, well, if at first you don’t succeed… come on. Tell me. You know you want to tell me. Just whisper it in my ear. I promise you, I won’t tell a soul.

Ashland: God, you are so beautiful. And you break down all of my willpower. But it won’t work this time.

Victoria: I hope you don’t think that I’m giving up.

Ashland: [ Laughs ] Well, I will rebuff all of your futile attempts to break me down.

Victoria: You’re in rare form today.

Ashland: Well, this is a day that I haven’t had in quite a while. I feel happy and strong, and I think I owe it all to you and my new treatment.

Victoria: Well, then, you know what? You need to take advantage of this energy, don’t you?

Ashland: I plan to. I’m going to dive into some work that I have to catch up on, and then I’m hoping to squeeze in some extra quality time with my gorgeous wife.

Victoria: Well, I like the sound of that.

Ashland: What is on your agenda?

Victoria: Quality time with my amazing husband just moved pretty high up on the list. But I do have a meeting that i have to get to, and at some point I’m gonna have to talk to billy about boarding school for the kids.

Ashland: Oh. Well, that won’t be an easy conversation.

Victoria: We usually agree when it comes to the children, but he’ll feel blindsided by this. And he definitely won’t like that he’s the reason I think they should go away to school.

Victor: So, nikki tells me that victoria is ready to send her two kids to boarding school.

Adam: Tough decision.

Victor: That’s a very tough decision. And I’m not so sure I like it. But I think under the circumstances, it’s the best solution for both katie and johnny.

Adam: Well, at least they won’t have to be subjected to what’s going on with their father.

Victor: Got that right.

Adam: Because what’s happening now is just the beginning.

Victor: Oh, boy. Yeah, but I’ve seen it all before with him. Now he’s drinking. Then the gambling starts. You know? Then it starts going downhill. And then he’ll display an array of erratic behavior, embarrassing himself, embarrassing his family. And then he’ll start blaming everyone else for his mistakes.

Adam: Well, it sounds like billy needs to be put in his place.

Victor: Yeah. I’m afraid you’re right. Most bladder leak pads were similar.

Chloe: Feast your eyes on the new menu and order whatever you think looks good.

Chelsea: So…what else has changed around here? Tell me everything. What’s the latest at newman fashion? It’s been like weeks since i got a real update.

Chloe: Why do you want to know?

Chelsea: Because I want to be kept up to speed?

Chloe: Or because you’re ready to come back to work with me, and you’re excited to dive back into the designing world?

Chelsea: Give a girl a minute to breathe before she makes any major decisions.

Chloe: I have given you months, and I’m just really excited to work with my bestie again.

Chelsea: Well, I would have to meet this sally spectra in person.

Chloe: Well, is working with her going to be a deal breaker, because I am telling you she is really good, and with our combined talents, we are going to be unstoppable.

Chelsea: Hmm. The truth is, connor is my priority right now. And I’m just excited to see him when he gets home from school today. I can’t wait to see the look on his face.

Chloe: And you could just, you know, swing by the office in the meantime and talk with adam about signing on board officially.

Chelsea: I’ll get to adam soon enough. My son comes first.

Victor: So, what are you thinking?

Adam: [ Sighs ] Um…billy’s setting himself up for humiliation. So, if somebody wanted to take advantage of that, they’re making it very easy.

Victor: So, who sent this to you?

Adam: I have no idea. It was anonymous. It’s probably a freelancer that was looking for a payout.

Victor: Did they say what they wanted?

Adam: Nothing.

Victor: You don’t find that odd?

Adam: Well, maybe it’s somebody from billy’s past that wants to take him down a peg or two.

Victor: Have you shown this to anyone?

Adam: I just got it. You’re the only one that’s seen it.

Victor: Be careful, okay? The last thing we need is another greedy, blackmailing bastard like jesse gaines, alright?

Adam: I agree.

Victor: Okay. You keep me informed.

Adam: Will do.

Victor: I have a meeting down the floor, okay?

Adam: Mm-hmm. Interesting info. Who are you, and what do you want?

[ Text message pings ]

I don’t want anything. I just want to help.

Adam: [ Laughs ]

Victoria: Hey, there.

Billy: Hi. Don’t you have a big, fancy conglomerate to rule over?

Victoria: Well, you know, even rulers get coffee breaks. I’m glad I ran into you. I was actually gonna call and see if you had time to meet.

Billy: Oh, I’ve got nothing but time. What’s going on?

Victoria: I, um, I just wanted to see how you were doing.

Billy: Fair to middlin’. I’ll be much better once I get out of here and have a little something stronger to drink than coffee.

Victoria: A little early, don’t you think?

Billy: Oh, I don’t know about that. It’s cocktail hour in paris. Thinking after that, I’ll hit up a poker game and probably lose a small fortune. Then, maybe jump on a private jet and go to vegas and just lose myself entirely because that’s what you expect me to do, right? And I wouldn’t want to disappoint.

Victoria: I’m worried about you falling back into a very dark place.

Billy: But that’s what I do, vic.

Victoria: You know, I really hope that this is your anger talking, but it brings me to the larger reason that I needed to speak with you. It’s about the kids.

Billy: What about the kids? Is everything alright?

Victoria: Yes, everything’s fine. I just think that it would be best for them to go away for a little while after the holidays, to boarding school.

Billy: You think? Or you’ve already decided? Better skin from your body wash?

Chelsea: Hi, nikki.

Nikki: My goodness, chelsea! What a surprise. I-I didn’t know you were coming back to town.

Chelsea: Well, anita’s doing a lot better now. So, she doesn’t need my help anymore.

Nikki: Oh, that’s good to hear.

Chelsea: Yeah. And I — I just miss connor so much. So, the second she gave me her blessing to go, I started packing my bags. Now I’m just counting the minutes till he comes home from school so I can hug him and kiss him and just see what he’s been up to.

Nikki: Well, I know he’s just gonna be thrilled to you see you. But while we’re alone, I’d like to hear more about you. How are you feeling?

Chelsea: I’m great.

Nikki: I guess what I meant to say is, how are you feeling emotionally?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I understand why you’d be concerned. But I’ve completed my therapy, and my attorney went to court on my behalf, and all the restrictions have been lifted.

Nikki: Well, that’s reassuring.

Chelsea: I’m feeling very, um, centered, grounded, and although I hated being away from connor for so long, being away from some of the other people in genoa city has been very helpful for my counseling. I’ve been able to focus, you know, on healing.

Nikki: And your doctor is on board with your coming back?

Chelsea: One-hundred percent. I wouldn’t be allowed to be here if he hadn’t approved. He believes I’m ready, and so do I.

Nikki: Well, I’m just so curious. What are your plans and expectations now that you’re home for good?

[ Knock on door ]

Ashland: Come in.

Nate: [ Clears throat ]

Ashland: Oh, if it isn’t my best man. Get in here! It’s so good to see you.

Nate: I just wanted to check in, see how you’re responding to your new treatment.

Ashland: I should have checked in with you earlier. I’ve been so busy around here.

Nate: No, no, no. I understand. I understand.

Ashland: I got the latest test results back.

Nate: And what did they reveal?

Ashland: There’s been no further spread of the cancer.

Nate: Ashland, somebody’s got to teach you how to deliver good news.

Ashland: I’m sorry. When it comes to my health, I’m just a little out of practice.

Nate: This is fantastic!

Ashland: I was almost too afraid to believe it. I’ve been walking that fine line between hopeful and cautious ever since I got back from peru.

Nate: That is great news.

Ashland: Thank you.

Nate: Listen. Elena and I don’t have to be at the hospital till later. If you’re free and have an appetite, we should grab a bite to eat.

Ashland: I would love it.

Nate: How about a double date? That is, if victoria can join us, too.

Ashland: Well, I hope so, but she might not be able to get away.

Victoria: I’ve contacted the school, had interviews, met with the admissions director, and both of the children have been accepted.

Billy: And you did all that on your own, huh?

Victoria: Well, I was kind of hoping that you and I could move forward on this together. Look — I know it’s not easy to hear. I know that. But I really do believe that it’s for the best. There’s been so much family drama, and you’re —

Billy: Yeah, I’m — I’m what, vic?

Victoria: You’re just — you’re obviously going through a lot. I’m simply trying to look out for the kids here. It’s not gonna be forever — maybe till the end of the quarter or perhaps the end of the year. I don’t know. It depends on what’s happening here.

Billy: Hmm. Yeah, okay.

Victoria: And it’s an incredible school, among one of the best in the whole country, with a strenuous academic schedule and spectacular extracurricular activities, small classes. I think the kids are really gonna love it, billy.

[ Sighs ] Look. Please. I-I just want you to consider this before you shoot it down.

Billy: I don’t need any time.

Victoria: Billy —

Billy: No, I think we should do it.

Victoria: What?

Billy: [ Sighs ] I think it’s a good idea.

Victoria: You do?

Billy: Yeah, I’m agreeing with you, vic. You’re still gonna doubt me?

Victoria: I just didn’t expect for you to agree so quickly.

Billy: Well, you know, I’m gonna miss those little munchkins, but it’s probably a good thing that they’re somewhere else for a little while. So, I’ll call the school, and I’ll touch base and make sure everything’s in place.

Victoria: I’m really grateful for the way you’re handling this.

Billy: Yeah, well, don’t read too much into it.

Victoria: Well, what does that mean?

Billy: It means that, you know, this is about the kids, right? It doesn’t mean it’s copacetic between us. I mean, even if you do go buying chanccomm so I don’t have to watch adam bleed it dry, it doesn’t negate everything that’s come before this.

Victoria: Like what?

Billy: Well, like I was dead right about your husband’s past. And, you know, try not to deny it too much, because I know that you were involved with that whole plan to set the trap for me. And that’s what hurts the most, honestly, because that’s what they do. I know that’s what they’re capable of. But what’s disturbing for me is I didn’t think you were capable of that. I thought you were better.

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Lily: Hey!

Chloe: Lily, long time no see.

Lily: I know. How are you? How are the kids?

Chloe: Oh, they’re so great. They’re growing like crazy. How about yours?

Lily: They’re good. They’re really good. Enjoy them while they’re young. It goes by very fast.

Chloe: [ Laughs ] I know. I’m really enjoying how easy it is to excite them right now. I just got them some brownies, and I know it’s just gonna make their day.

Lily: Aw, it’s so great being your kid’s hero.

[ Laughs ] Oh, by the way, congratulations on the buzz that sally created for your fashion platform.

Chloe: Oh, yeah. Well, yes, she made victoria’s dress, but let’s hear it for me for hiring her in the first place.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Well, to be a good leader, you have to have an eye for talent. That’s true.

Chloe: Speaking of leadership, congratulations, ms. Future ceo of chancellor industries.

Lily: Yeah, thank you. We’re working out the details, but it’s not that big of a deal, to be honest.

Chloe: [ Laughing ] Wow. Okay, yeah, I mean, I get it.

Lily: [ Laughs ] You get what?

Chloe: Well, like, the low-key thing. You just took this massive step-up in the corporate world, and most people would be screaming it from the rooftops. But, I mean, I get it. For you, it’s a little complicated.

Lily: Uh…why do you say that?

Chloe: Because of billy. I mean, I’m sure he is totally thrilled for you, but knowing billy like I do, I’ll bet that he’s freaking out and swearing vengeance on his enemies.

Elena: Nate, I am so glad you thought of this. And I’m even more glad that we actually all found the time to get together.

Ashland: You know, I’ve learned to make time for moments like this. It took me a while to realize that reading yet another financial report can wait when you have the opportunity to spend time with friends.

Victoria: Hi. I’m so sorry that I’m late.

Ashland: Oh, we’re so glad you could make it, angel.

Victoria: Well, so am I. How are you two doing?

Elena: Good. Hi.

Ashland: I took the liberty of ordering for you.

Victoria: Oh, thank you. So, did I miss anything juicy?

Nate: Oh, we were just talking about how the four of us haven’t had a chance to get together since your wedding.

Victoria: It seems like yesterday.

Elena: It was so beautiful.

Ashland: Almost as beautiful as my bride.

Elena: Aw! You two are both such newlyweds still!

Ashland: That’s exactly how i feel, like a newlywed each and every day.

Victoria: So do I.

Ashland: You know, when i received my diagnosis, I wasn’t sure how much time I had left. Nothing was promised. Nothing was guaranteed. But I made it to my wedding. And I am grateful to have made it through thanksgiving, and now here we are, closing in on christmas with the love of my life.

Chelsea: I thought I made myself perfectly clear. My goal right now is reconnecting with my son, being the best mom I can possibly be, spending the most time with him as possible.

Nikki: And you’ve talked to adam about this?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] As much as I acknowledge your expertise on the care and handling of all the newman men, what I discuss with adam is my personal, private business. And we’ve got a great deal to discuss.

Adam: The guard at the front

Nikki: Victor, I wasn’t expecting you home for hours.

Adam: The guard at the front gate alerted him that chelsea was on the premises.

Chelsea: No need to sound the alarm. I come in peace.

Adam: No one assumed otherwise.

Chelsea: It’s okay. I understand. I’m actually glad you’re here. We can talk before connor gets out of school.

Victor: This return of yours was quite unexpected.

Chelsea: Yeah. I’m just glad things worked out so I could be home before christmas. I’m excited to spend the holidays with connor.

Nikki: You know, why don’t we give adam and chelsea some privacy so they can catch up, and I’ll fill you in.

Victor: Why don’t we?

Adam: [ Sighs ] Well, connor’s gonna flip when he sees you.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, that makes two of us.

Adam: He’s missed you.

Chelsea: I’ve missed him. Video chat is not the same as being in person. I just can’t wait to see him and catch up with him, and I have a million questions to ask him and things to tell him. I…

Adam: I just — I wish you’d told me you were coming.

Chelsea: Adam, I tried on more than one occasion, and you were always too busy to talk about it.

Adam: It’s just there’s a lot going on.

Chelsea: You’re busy. I get it.

Adam: I’m sorry that I didn’t make time for you.

Chelsea: Um, so, chloe tells me that there is a war brewing between you and billy?

Adam: That’s chloe for you, always over-exaggerating. It’s just business — nothing more. And it’s unimportant because all that matters right now is what’s going on with you.

Lily: Sorry. So, why are you so interested in billy’s state of mind?

Chloe: I promise I don’t have a hidden agenda. This all comes from a place of concern.

Lily: Okay. So, what are you trying to say?

Chloe: I don’t know all the details, but I do know about the retraction of the story chanccomm published about ashland, who is basically a newman now. And chanccomm is for sale. So, whatever’s going on reeks of world war whatever we’re on, and I’m just a bit nervous about the implications for billy.

Lily: Yeah, but, I mean, that has nothing to do with you.

Chloe: Well, actually, it does… because I always thought that i would be the one who would never be able to get over what happened with adam and my hatred for him. I mean, I wanted him dead, and i was willing to do it.

Lily: Right, but you found a way to coexist with him and even work for him.

Chloe: And victor, too, not that I will ever fully trust either one of them. Look. I will never forget what adam did, but I did find a way to move forward. But billy… I mean, I don’t think that he has ever really found a way to let go of the past, and I just find myself wondering if he’s ever able to really do that. But I don’t know. Maybe — maybe things are different this time.

Lily: And why do you think that?

Chloe: Because of you.

Elena: So, how do you both plan on spending your first christmas together?

Victoria: Well, we’ve decided that we’re gonna stay here in town so that ashland can experience his first newman christmas with the tree and my mom playing carols at the piano.

Nate: Sounds nice.

Ashland: I can’t wait. I fully intend to make this holiday extra special.

Victoria: Oh, is that a hint?

Ashland: No. Well, maybe yes.

Victoria: It is. I knew it.

Elena: A hint for what?

Victoria: Well, ashland says that he has a surprise for me, but he refuses to give me even the slightest hint.

Ashland: Would someone explain to my beautiful wife the concept of a surprise?

Victoria: Wait a second. Ashland trusts you. He confides everything in you. If anyone knows what’s up his sleeve, it’s got to be you.

Nate: Okay, don’t look at me. This is the first I’m hearing about a surprise.

Ashland: You’re just gonna have to practice some patience. What about you two? Got any plans?

Nate: Hmm…work.

Elena: And more work. But I did request to have the same days off as nate. So, hopefully, fingers crossed, we can spend the holiday together.

Nate: Speaking of which…

Elena: Already?

Victoria: Oh, do you have to get back to memorial?

Elena: [ Sighing ] I wish we could stay longer.

Nate: But it’s been nice spending some time with you two.

Ashland: I couldn’t agree more. We have to do this again soon.

Nate: Well, I’d love that. Let’s do it.

Ashland: Well, let’s talk soon, alright?

Nate: Alright.

Victoria: Bye, guys.

Elena: Bye.

Ashland: You two get home safely.

Elena: We will.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] That was exactly what I needed.

Ashland: Yeah, I could tell something was bothering you as soon as you walked in.

Victoria: Oh, no. Well, I hope that you’re the only one who noticed.

Ashland: Let me guess. Billy?

Victoria: Bingo.

Ashland: It didn’t go well?

Victoria: It went…weird. When we were talking about the kids, I mean, it was shockingly civil. But when I think back about the whole thing, from start to finish, it was profoundly disconcerting. Gordan ramsey

Elena: I hope that didn’t take too long.

Nate: Long enough to grab a couple coffees for the road.

Elena: Mm.

Nate: You find your hospital id?

Elena: I sure did, and I am ready to go save some lives. And thank you for waiting. You didn’t have to.

Nate: No problem. You know, if we lived together, I could have reminded you to grab your id before we walked out the door.

Elena: Wait. What?

Nate: You heard me.

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

Chelsea: What do you mean, what have I been up to? I’ve been keeping you updated the whole time I was away. Do you mean to tell me you weren’t paying attention?

Adam: Of course I was. Ask connor. He demanded to know every detail of every conversation. I don’t know. Seeing you in person, it’s different.

Chelsea: How?

Adam: It’s better. You look great. You look happy, confident.

Chelsea: Well, I’m glad to say I am all those things and more.

[ Sighs ] And I know it’s gonna take some time to convince you of that, but for now… I’m just happy to be back.

Adam: I’m glad you’re back, too.

Victoria: Of course. I mean, yeah, I’m relieved that billy seemed okay with the idea to send the kids away to boarding school.

Ashland: Well, then, why did you seem so tense when you arrived?

Victoria: Because it just concerned me that he didn’t put up much of a fight.

Ashland: Mm.

Victoria: I mean, he loves those kids more than anything in the entire world, and I made a unilateral decision to send them away. I blindsided him with the news.

Ashland: Let me get this straight. You’re disappointed that he agreed with you?

Victoria: I know it sounds ridiculous, but he was a class-a jerk for the rest of the conversation. So, his approval, it took me by surprise. I mean, he seemed bent out of shape from the moment I got there, ready for a fight.

Ashland: And you didn’t give him one — good for you.

Victoria: Well, it wasn’t easy holding back. He expressed his extreme disappointment in me and his lingering suspicion and disapproval of you.

Ashland: I’m so sorry you have to contend with that. But we can handle billy.

Victoria: Yes, but I just wish I knew what it was that we’re handling. I’m telling you. There’s something going on with him.

Billy: Being the head of a boarding school, I’m sure you are extremely busy. So, I appreciate you taking the call. Yes, that is the plan. Johnny and katie will be enrolled after the holidays. And to that point, there is something that I wanted to touch base on. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but victoria is a newman, and I’m an abbott. There’s an abundance of media coverage surrounding our families right now. And, you know, we have always gone out of our way to make sure that the children are protected from all of that. And I was hoping that I could get an assurance that you would do the same. Well, that’s great. Yeah, thank you very much. You know, their safety and their happiness is our number-one priority. And, again, no matter what the media is saying is going on back here at home, I would very much appreciate their protection from it.

Chloe: I’m glad billy has you in his life.

Lily: Yeah, I think we’re both lucky to have each other.

Chloe: You do have two very strong attributes in your favor. He clearly adores you, and you’re not a newman.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Well, look. I know billy has had some rough moments in his life, but I think this latest chapter he’ll get through just fine.

Chloe: I know you wouldn’t say that lightly. And loving someone means believing in them. But don’t let it become blind faith.

Lily: I’m not really sure what you mean.

Chloe: Billy is brilliant in his own confounding way, and he has this self-confidence that spills over to the people that care about him. And then they become convinced that he’s got everything under control until they realize that he doesn’t, and it all falls apart.

Lily: Well, I mean, I think those days are behind billy.

Chloe: I hope you’re right. And I really do hope the best for both of you.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Chloe: I guess — I guess i should get going. It was really good to see you, and best of luck with everything.

Lily: Thank you.

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