Y&R Transcript Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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Lily: [ Blows noisemaker ]

[ Chuckles ] I’d ask you what’s on your mind, but I think I already know, ’cause I’ve been thinking the same thing. Victoria and her demands.

Billy: Once she was onto us, there was no way to know how she was going to react. I didn’t expect this.

Lily: Well, I’ll tell you one thing, the woman sure knows what she wants.

Billy: Whole purpose of this plan was vindication. To get victor and adam to admit that they set me up.

Lily: Right, that’s the only reason why I went along with this plan to begin with.

Billy: Except now, for victor and adam to do that, they’re also going to have to admit that the allegations about ashland’s past are true.

Lily: Which victoria will never allow.

Billy: And I will not get my opportunity to expose victor and adam as the criminals they are.

Lily: Here’s a thought. Why don’t we just forget about the whole thing? Right? Just forget about the revenge plot. Let’s just move on with our lives.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Lily: Come on, just at least consider it.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Oh. I guess you all had too much fun last night you couldn’t clean up.

Victoria: Phyllis.

[ Clears throat ] I hope you had a wonderful new year’s eve.

Phyllis: Yes, it was wonderful. You know, champagne and dinner. It was spectacular, actually.

Chelsea: I’m surprised to see you up and out so early.

Sally: I could say the same thing about you. Double espresso to go, please.

Chelsea: I had a quiet night at home. Now I’m just killing time while I wait to pick up connor. What about you? Did you ring in the new year in style? With anyone special?

Sally: Ta-da!

Adam: Was the emergency that you ran out of tape for the decorations or…?

Sally: The emergency is that it is almost midnight.

Adam: Right. And we said that we were not doing anything for new year’s eve.

Sally: Right. And as you can tell by the decor, we are not even acknowledging new year’S. All of the other holidays, sure, but there were no rules about that.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Okay, so this is a loophole.

Sally: Yes. But the clock is ticking, and we’re running out of time if we want to not celebrate before midnight.

Adam: [ Chuckles ]

Chloe: Wow. Looks like someone broke in and had a party.

Adam: Very funny. I was just working late.

Chloe: Really?

Adam: Yep. If the success of the platform means I have to put in some overtime, I’ll do it, ’cause it’s important to strike while the iron’s hot. Now’s the time to line up more ad sales and sponsors.

Chloe: Good answer. Though it’s a little hard to believe your nose was to the grindstone, given the caviar, the bottle of the vodka, and two glasses.

Adam: Chloe, I don’t need to explain myself to you, okay? Want your clothes to smell freshly washed

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Lily: What is so important that we have to meet victoria right now on new year’s day? Like, I don’t appreciate her ordering us around like this.

Billy: I hear you, believe me. I do not like the fact that clearing my name is now in victoria’s hands. But I’ve got to swallow my pride right now and think about the bigger picture. It’s still possible to get vindication if adam comes after me. And I hit him with a libel suit that cripples newman media, victoria takes over their company, and I get to run it.

Lily: What makes you so sure she’s gonna hold up her end of the bargain? I don’t think ashland’s gonna be too keen on you running his former media company.

Billy: I feel like I know victoria well enough to trust that she wouldn’t betray me in that way.

Lily: [ Scoffs ] Right, well, I wish I were as sure as you are.

Billy: Lily, I’ve gone over all the options. This is still the best one.

Lily: Right, and when you say “all the options,” does that include you coming to chancellor with me?

Billy: I can’t do that.

Lily: Why not?

Billy: Because I need to earn that job. Because right now my reputation is in shambles, and if I go work with you at chancellor, it’s gonna feel like a hand-me-down, and I cannot stomach the fact that victor and adam are gonna get off scot free. At least this way it cripples newman media, okay? And they have to suffer the humiliation of watching me run their former company. So I’m gonna go meet with victoria. And I really hope that you come with me.

Victoria: You had a spectacular new year’s eve. Wow. Well [Clears throat] I would’ve thought that spending the holiday without nick, you know, it would’ve been hard, given that you’ve just broken up and, I mean, it was my brother’s birthday. Guess you move on pretty quickly, don’t you.

Phyllis: I’m resilient.

Victoria: Hmm. Well, you didn’t spend the evening with jack because I know he’s out of town. I wonder who you did spend it with. Maybe amanda. Mm, although devon probably wouldn’t have wanted you tagging along. Oh, lauren and michael. They let you be their third wheel, didn’t they?

Phyllis: When I was talking about my spectacular evening, i was referring to the hotel. We actually killed. We did very, very well. You know, I wasn’t here because I was having, you know, a fabulous dinner, but the feedback was great and it made me realize that all of my hard work has paid off. You know, our rooms are booked, the ballroom was packed. I had to hire more masseuses, and a number of women enjoy their time at the escape club.

Victoria: Oh, yes, well, I can see how some women might want to usher out a bad year and start off the new one with an escape fantasy. But I’m not one of those women because 2021 turned out pretty well for me.

Phyllis: But, victoria, you can’t — you can’t be serious that you found your dream man in ashland locke, I mean, given all the information that nick found out about him. Okay. Uh, no one’s perfect. Yeah, no one’s perfect. So, anyway, you’re saying that you’re so deliriously happy, but yet, on the first day of the year, you’re here bright and early.

Victoria: Would you please have someone send over a carafe of coffee? Three cups.

Adam: Why are you here?

Chloe: To save you from making a huge mistake that could destroy everything you’ve been trying to build.

Adam: What are you talking about? Newman fashion is doing great.

Chloe: You know that’s not what I’m talking about. Sally and chelsea.

Adam: Okay. Let’s not go there, okay?

Chloe: Well, I wish I didn’t have to, but sally was here last night, wasn’t she? I have been warning her to steer clear of you, but she just won’t listen to me, and I’ve been telling the same to chelsea, but it’s like yelling into a void. So here I am to try to persuade you.

Adam: So you are the voice of reason, chloe.

Chloe: In this case, I am. I need you to stay away from sally and chelsea for your own good. They are ticking time bombs. If you take up with one of them, the other is going to blow up your life, and you won’t have to worry about finding new sponsors or selling ads because your fashion platform is going to implode.

Adam: Okay, that sounds like a bit of a threat.

Chloe: No, it’s a fact. If this work situation turns into a love triangle, I don’t think I’m gonna be able to keep these two women away from each other’s throats. And I, for one, want to see newman fashion succeed, and you would be a fool not to want the same thing, too. We have become one of your most profitable divisions. And it won’t look good if you’re business renaissance crashes and burns because you weren’t able to keep your personal and professional life separate. I would appreciate it if you would take my warning seriously.

Sally: I was with adam until the clock struck midnight.

Chelsea: Working till midnight on new year’s eve.

Sally: Yes, actually. We got caught up discussing some new design ideas, but it was all above board.

Chelsea: Oh, of course, of course. I wasn’t implying anything. Adam made it very clear to me he has zero romantic interest in you, so you don’t have to explain yourself to me. I’m just happy that you didn’t have to be alone on new year’s like you were alone on christmas.

Sally: Thank you.

Chelsea: I’m guessing adam felt sorry for you, too.

Sally: Yeah, yep, yep. Adam took pity on me. I had all this vodka and caviar and no one to celebrate with, so after we finally got done working, he agreed to share it with me.

Chelsea: Nice.

Sally: Mm-hmm.

Chelsea: Well, since I’m here and I’ve got some free time, why don’t you talk me through the ideas you and adam discussed — before the booze and caviar came out. Hey, come here!

Phyllis: Thank you, crystal. Amazing. Look at that. So, victoria, can I get you anything else, like a fruit cup or a croissant? Imaginary friends?

Victoria: Oh, that’s alright, because my party is here. Thank you guys for coming.

Lily: We almost didn’T.

Phyllis: Oh, wow, lookit. Your new year’s resolution to bury the hatchet is already going awry.

Victoria: I ordered coffee, not unsolicited commentary.

Phyllis: Oh. I’ll be right over here.

Victoria: Please, have a seat.

Billy: So, vick, what is so important that you’ve got here this early?

Lily: On new year’s day.

Victoria: I received word that adam is having a meeting here today. I thought that it would be a good opportunity for us to kick this plan into overdrive so that we can get some real results.

Billy: I didn’t know you had so much intention on taking such an active role in this plan.

Lily: And what do you mean by “overdrive”?

Victoria: I just think that we need to stop making this all about how badly billy is spiraling, because it’s old news. That’s why adam has not taken the bait.

Billy: Mm-hmm.

Lily: Okay, and so what do you suggest that we do instead?

Victoria: I suggest that we start pushing other buttons, pinpoint his vulnerabilities, hit him where it hurts. And then he will retaliate.

Billy: Well, I know how to do that. If I’m being honest, I actually enjoy it sometimes, but I didn’t think about how to do that right here, right now.

Lily: Yeah, or why you would be involved.

Victoria: When adam gets here, I’ll set the stage. I’ll go after you for something like not showing up for some holiday thing with the kids before they went to boarding school, and then you can take it from there. You can tell him that he must know exactly what it’s like to be a bad dad.

Lily: Wait, I’m sorry. We haven’t even discussed this. And why does it seem like all of a sudden you think that you’re in charge now?

Victoria: Uh, because I am.

Sally: Well, I know chloe is keen to launch the design part of the business, so I was thinking that maybe we could start off with a line of resort wear, and if we work like crazy, we could get it ready by next season.

Chelsea: That’s a hard market to break into, not to mention a shrinking demographic.

Sally: I think it’s more of a niche, ready for a fresh approach. And we have the attention of people who go on expensive vacations because of my wedding dress design. Yes, the demo is a bit smaller than most, but they spend money.

Chelsea: You make a decent argument, but I’m just not feeling it. What are your other ideas?

Sally: Well, while we are gearing up to design our first clothing line, we still have to feed the beast, so the platform needs content.

Chelsea: What are your thoughts on that?

Sally: I would love to do a feature pairing makeup with different looks, like how food magazines does wine pairings. Like what lipstick goes well with the season’s hottest trends. We could do “lipstick and lingerie” or “does this eyeshadow make my dress look fab?”

Chelsea: Mm, you know, I’m not really a fan of cutesy headlines. I think we need to focus on doing fashion well before we branch off into makeup, so it’s a bit off-brand.

Sally: Honestly, I think you’re being a little too limited in your thinking. The content that I have created so far is what’s made the platform a success, so I think i know what the site needs, especially if I’m gonna be the face of the brand.

Chloe: Hi. I got your text about meeting for a coffee. I didn’t realize sally was gonna be here.

Chelsea: We decided to have an impromptu company meeting.

Sally: Mm-hmm, and she just shot down all my best ideas, including the lipstick pairings, which you loved.

Chloe: Okay, well, I can see why chelsea, at first glance, might want to tweak some of your ideas. All ideas could be made better. So why don’t we, you know, listen to her thoughts and try to incorporate her input? It’ll be a win-win.

Chelsea: Okay, you know what? You can take it from here. I’ve got to pick up connor anyway. We’ll do coffee another time.

Lily: You realize that none of this goes anywhere without billy and me, so I think you can dial back the orders.

Victoria: Oh, come on, don’t be so sensitive. This is my plan now. I mean, hey, look, the pressure’s off the two of you. You can just relax. Adam’s here. Let’s do this.

Billy: Okay, stop. Not so fast. Okay everyone,

Billy: Hey, what are you doing here?

Traci: Well, hello to you, too, billy.

Billy: I’m sorry, traci. I didn’t mean it that way. I just didn’t expect to see you.

Traci: Am I not allowed to be here? Are you up to something you don’t want me to know about?

Billy: Excuse me?

Traci: These are rhetorical questions. Jack has told me exactly what you’re up to.

Billy: Why the hell did he do that?

Traci: Because he didn’t want me to worry that you were wrecking your life again. And I’m actually grateful that one of my brothers thought to include me and put me in the loop. Look, I’m going to leave you with a little warning. I will be keeping an eye on things to make sure that they don’t get out of control, but I am not here to keep tabs on you. I know it’s a shock, but I do have a life. I’m here to make a massage appointment, so please excuse me.

[ Sighs ]

Billy: We need to stand down.

Victoria: Why?

Billy: Because traci knows. Jack told her what I’m up to.

Victoria: Hold on a second. Back up. How did jack find out?

Lily: Because I told billy to tell jack ’cause I thought it was cruel to let his brother think his downward spiral was real.

Victoria: Oh, whereas it was fine for me to believe that you were going off the rails?

Billy: No, but I also knew that I couldn’t trust you with the secret.

Victoria: And yet you felt like you could trust jack? Who told traci? Uh, who else did jack tell?

Billy: Traci is the only problem right now, but it is a big one because there is no one that hates lies and deception more than she does, and if I try something in front of her, she will call me out in a heartbeat.

Lily: Which is why I think that we shouldn’t move forward with this at all. There are way too many variables for this thing to go off track.

Victoria: No, I disagree. Now that I have the tangible goal of getting newman media away from adam, I want to move even more quickly. I’m not throwing in the towel because of one little hiccup.

Lily: Oh, I’m sorry, you’re not throwing in the towel? I mean, you’ve been part of this plan for, what, two seconds?

Victoria: Yes, and you’re just gonna have to accept that because I’m not going anywhere. And honestly, the two of you are lucky that I got involved because billy’s plan was so transparent, I saw right through it. In fact, clearly, you need me to make this work. And if I know billy, which I do, when he gets an idea, I’m guessing that he is not gonna give up.

Billy: Okay, can we just take a breath right now and, you know, put a stop to this next level? Because there is a real possibility that traci could blow this thing out of the water.

Traci: And I would like the works — nails, facial, and a massage.

Phyllis: Okay, that sounds great. You know what? Um…let’s set that up, but it may take a bit.

Traci: Oh, that’s perfectly fine. I’ll be able to relax here with a cup of coffee right by the bar.

Phyllis: Okay, great. Let’s talk to henry. He’s the spa manager, and we’ll get you the best masseuse.

Traci: Thank you. Well, happy new year, adam. Oh, my gosh, I haven’t seen you in ages.

Adam: Hello, traci.

Traci: I’m here for a day of pampering and beauty. How about you? I bet it’s not the exact same agenda.

Adam: Eh, I was supposed to have a meeting, but I don’t think the guy’s gonna show up.

Traci: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

Adam: Mm.

Traci: Now, in spite of your mishap with your meeting, I hope the new year has brought you happiness and I hope you’re well.

Adam: I am doing pretty well. Compared to some people.

Chloe: So what happened with chelsea and what did you say to her?

Sally: All I did was pitch her ideas, and all she did was tell me that they stink. She’s obviously jealous of me. That is her problem, not mine.

Chloe: What kind of jealousy are we talking about — professional or personal?

Sally: A little bit of both.

Chloe: Okay, I could buy a bit of professional envy. She has been out of the game for a little bit and you’ve been getting a lot of attention, but why would chelsea be personally jealous? You promised me you weren’t going to cross any lines with adam.

Sally: I didn’t cross any lines. Yes, okay, I spent some time with adam last night, but that’s it. I got the sense that chelsea already figured as much, so i thought that it would be best to just tell her. But I assured her that it was strictly work.

Chloe: You promised me that you were gonna stop chasing adam and you were gonna focus on your work. So what, have you been lying to me?

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Sally: I promise you, nothing happened with adam last night. It was not a date, and I went to great lengths to make sure that was crystal clear.

Chloe: Yeah. Nothing says work like a bottle of vodka and caviar.

Sally: How do you know about that?

Sally: I stopped by the office to tell adam that he was playing with fire when it comes to you and chelsea. I am just at my wit’s end with all of you. I have done everything to try and deescalate the situation, but you just won’t listen to me. So am I going to regret trying to make things work between you and chelsea?

Sally: I think you’re overreacting. Yes, there’s a rivalry, little bit, between me and chelsea right now, but it’s gonna affect our job performance. If anything, it’s gonna push us to be even better.

Chloe: You know, I wish that I could believe that. If I thought that you were just trying to get ahead, I would chalk it up to the drama of working in fashion, but that’s not all it is. Do you have actual feelings for adam that you can’t let go of?

Sally: This is not high school. I am not trying to steal your bff’s boyfriend. Alright, so why don’t we just put the personal stuff aside and focus on the business? I have to get back to the office to rework some of my ideas that chelsea just torpedoed.

Chloe: [ Sighs ]

Traci: I can’t help noticing that you keep glancing at my brother.

Adam: Hmm. I assure you that I plan to steer clear of billy.

Traci: Well, that’s good, because I have no illusions you two will ever be friends, but i think you can keep a safe and civil distance.

Adam: You really do see the good in everyone, don’t you? I like that about you, but unfortunately, not everyone is good.

Traci: Yes, I know that. But I hope you’re not saying anything specific about billy.

Billy: Oh, no, it was just a general observation.

Traci: I’m glad, because my brother has fought his way back from the same kind of darkness that you have embraced.

Billy: I’ve done my best to change.

Traci: Oh, I know, and what you’ve done for faith newman, just incredible. And you’re in business with victor, that’s a new chapter for you, right? Yeah, but I have a feeling that you like the battle too much. I think you live for conflict.

Phyllis: Traci’s right.

Adam: I could say the same thing about billy.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Yes, and it would be true. But I’ve given him the same advice. I really hope that you two will just stop. One of my wishes for the new year is that you will drop this feud.

Adam: I feel the same way.

Phyllis: Hey, adam, looks like you’ve been stood up. Maybe you can find your colleague back at your place of business.

Adam: No, I have an assistant and a cellphone, so I’ll be okay.

Phyllis: Yeah, well, you’re fraternizing with one of our guests, and this isn’t just any guest, this is traci abbott, world-renowned author.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Adam: For the record, she struck up a conversation with me.

Traci: I did, I did.

Adam: Yeah. But I don’t want to incur the wrath of the billy abbott fan club, so I’ll take off. But just wanted to let you know, everything that happened with gaines, it was billy’s fault. He brought it on himself. He’s his own worst enemy.

Traci: You know, for the longest time, people said the same thing about you.

Adam: That is true. That’s why I had to work hard to repair my reputation.

Phyllis: [ Clears throat ]

Adam: And surprising that the two champions of billy don’t see him in a downward spiral. He’s in a tailspin, even if you don’t want to see it. Victoria. What an interesting way to start the new year. It’s odd that you have spent the morning with your ex rather than your spouse. Must be something big to bring you all together like this.

Billy: You know what, adam? It’s really got nothing to do with you. But we are talking about our parenting plans for the kids next break. Totally innocuous. Of course you are going to have your eyes peeled just in case i make another misstep.

Adam: Well, they’re kind of hard to miss these days. I’m getting an early start on my day, too, so I will see you all later.

Billy: See you later.

[ Sighs ] Thank you for not saying anything.

Victoria: It wasn’t the right time.

[ Sighs ] But this isn’t over.

Traci: Hey, thanks for having my back with adam.

Phyllis: Yeah, my pleasure.

Traci: He’s right, you know. Billy does bring a lot of this on himself.

Phyllis: Uh, yes, I did. I understand. We’re a lot alike in that way. Um…you know, I’ve tried to change. I’ve made mistakes.

Traci: Is there something specific you’re talking around?

Phyllis: Um, what does that mean?

Traci: I just happen to know that you were supposed to spend christmas eve with jack, but you never showed up.

Phyllis: I mean —

[ Sighs ] Wow, look at you, you just waltzed in here and made a spa appointment and then decided to drop this bomb. I’m impressed. Good work.

Traci: [ Sighs ] I know that your history with jack is really complicated. So is your present. But one thing is for sure — the two of you are very good friends. That will never change. Especially not because of his nosy sisters. How did olay top expensive creams?

Victoria: I’ll be in touch. In the meantime, I think you need to be on the lookout for the next opportunity to advance our goal.

Billy: Sure, we’ll get right on that.

Lily: Or maybe not.

Traci: Hey, everybody. It’s great to see you all up bright and early, seizing the day and the new year.

Lily: Well, you know, early bird catches the worm and all.

Traci: [ Chuckles ] Yes.

Billy: You know, traci, um, let me just be clear. Victoria knows all about the plan, and she is in support.

Traci: Is that so?

Billy: Yes, and I know that jack is not thrilled, but I’m hoping that you can see this from my perspective and understand that it is harmless.

Traci: All I see is the potential to do a bunch of damage.

Billy: Clearly you have your reservations, but I’m hoping that you’re not gonna say anything to adam or anyone else.

Traci: I don’t know, billy. Come on, I could just blow it any moment. I could explode trying to keep back the truth.

Billy: Thank you for the vote of confidence.

Traci: I’m sorry, honey, but please, why would you do this? Why would you want to engage with adam? Couldn’t you just step back and enjoy your beautiful children, your amazing partner, the blessing of a healthy relationship with the mother of your kids? Come on, billy.

Billy: I have my reasons, which I’m not gonna get into right now.

Traci: Victoria, please, for johnny and katie’s sake, would you rethink this?

Victoria: I always put my children first. And I have complete faith in billy. So, now that we have made our stances clear, I need to get back to the office.

Chelsea: Hey. Am I interrupting something?

Adam: [ Clears throat ]

Chelsea: I’m on my way to pick up connor at his friend’s house, but I just wanted to pop in if you had a minute.

Adam: Yeah, of course. Listen, I’m sorry about last night. I know that you were upset, and I hated having to rush out of there like that and leaving you alone.

Chelsea: Don’t worry about it. I was overly emotional. I think the holidays just bring up a lot of memories for me, and I momentarily got caught up in them, but in the bright light of day, I’m doing fine. In fact, I was thinking we could take connor to lunch, since he’s leaving for school in a couple days.

Adam: Yeah. Yeah, let’s do it. His holiday break has gone by very fast, so we need to grab as much time as we can with him.

Chelsea: Yeah. So did everything work out with your work emergency last night? Should I be worried?

Adam: It was nothing that you need to concern yourself with. But I do have some exciting news for you.

Chelsea: Lay it on me.

Adam: Jack and I were discussing jabot possibly coming on board as a sponsorship for the fashion platform.

Chelsea: Huh. Really? Well, that’s odd timing because I just saw sally spectra, and she pitched me a similar idea. The whole fashion-makeup tie-in. I told her it was a stretch, considering we need to focus on fashion and not spread ourselves too thin with makeup, but now — now it makes sense that you guys discussed it because she was so confident when I told her i opposed the idea.

Adam: We talked about it briefly. But, look, I’m just looking for new revenue streams, so if you think jabot’s a bad idea, I will defer to you and chloe.

Chelsea: Okay, okay, I’ve had enough mind games for one morning, so I’m just gonna come out and say it. I know sally was your “work emergency” last night. She told me the two of you rang in the new year together.

Adam: I don’t know why she felt the need to mention that.

Chelsea: Well, she acted like she was trying to be transparent, but I think she was trying to mark her territory.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Chelsea, I don’t belong to anybody.

Chelsea: I just wish you had been honest with me about why you left my place last night.

Adam: I didn’t know entirely what was going on when I got that text. And, chelsea, you were upset. I did not want to make the situation worse.

Chelsea: I hate that you ended the year thinking that i was such a mess.

Adam: I don’t think that. It’s normal to have a little angst around the holidays.

Chelsea: Well, apparently, according to sally, you two weren’t melancholy at all. In fact, you were brainstorming, coming up with a lot of ideas, being really productive.

Adam: Yeah, yeah, I guess we did do some of that.

Chelsea: Some of that? What, there was more to it?

Adam: [ Sighs ] We ended up watching an old movie, that’s all.

Chelsea: I need to know how serious this is, adam, because i have to work with this woman, so if there’s something going on between the two of you, that’s gonna be a problem for me.

Adam: There’s nothing serious going on between me and sally. And even if there were, it isn’t your concern anymore. You need to let go of the past and move on. My personal life is not your business anymore until it involves connor, and this isn’t like that at all.

Chelsea: But it might be in the future? Sounds like you’re leaving the door open for that. Are you falling for sally spectra? Are you tired of clean clothes that just don’t smell clean?

Adam: Chelsea, we can’t keep circling back to this. I told you, I am not dating sally. So if it’s gonna be a problem for the two of you work together, you have to figure it out.

Chelsea: Fine, I will.

Adam: Good.

[ Clears throat ] Is there something else that you wanted to discuss?

Chelsea: Yes, actually. I have officially decided to sell the penthouse. After last night, I realize it’s too painful for me to live there, and it’s not good for connor either.

Adam: I understand. It’s your decision.

Chelsea: You know, and for the record, sally doesn’t deserve you. I know the type. I’ve seen go-getters like her my whole life. They can’t see beyond what’s in it for them, and frankly, I am shocked that you haven’t been able to figure this out about her yet.

Sally: Chelsea, I thought you were headed off to get connor.

Chelsea: I am. I had to discuss something with adam first.

Sally: Great. Hey, I think I left a file in here earlier. Do you mind if I look for it?

Adam: Go right ahead.

Chloe: You know, you could just come back later.

Chelsea: I’ll see you when we have our date with connor.

Adam: Yep.

Chloe: Chelsea, chelsea. Look, I know that you’re not that happy with me right now, but I am just trying to keep the peace.

Chelsea: Sally is the one putting on a show in there.

Chloe: Well, you two are constantly goading each other.

Chelsea: I beg to differ. I have been pleasant, yet direct, with a woman who works for me. Sally doesn’t seem to realize that I’m her boss. You know, I shot down a couple of her ideas earlier, and she’s being insubordinate because she thinks she has adam on her side.

Chloe: That’s a problem, and we will make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

Chelsea: Well, I know how we fix it. We fire her.

Sally: Chelsea’s a bit moody today, huh?

Adam: Just cut it out. Right now.

Billy: Believe me, I don’t like it anymore than you do, but victoria’s right. We need to force adam into action. Going after him as a father does not sit well with me at all, but exposing his relationship with his dad, that is where adam is vulnerable. I mean, he keeps talking about me falling into old patterns. The amount of times that victor’s betrayed him, he keeps running back to him like a scared little animal. He’s going to fail at newman media, okay? He does everything else. And…[Sighs] You are being awfully quiet. What are you thinking?

Lily: I don’t like this. Everything has changed — everything. Suddenly this is now victoria’s chess game, and you and I are the pawns. Like, I’m not — I’m not doing this. I refuse to let either one of us be used by her.

Victoria: Traci. What are you doing here?

Traci: [ Sighs ] You left before we had a chance to finish our conversation before.

Victoria: I thought that i made my position very clear.

Traci: Oh, you did. But you didn’t give me a chance to articulate mine. This plan of billy’s, it seems to me very dangerous, and if you’re supporting him in this because you’re serving some personal agenda, I am not gonna stand by and do nothing.

Victoria: You know that i have the utmost respect for you, but this is between billy and me.

Traci: No, you know, I don’t think it is. Billy is my brother. I love him and I feel an obligation to do everything in my power to protect him, even if it’s from himself.

Victoria: Well, I think it’s wonderful that you care about billy, but when jack told you what’s going on, I think he painted an inaccurate picture of the situation.

Traci: It used to matter to you, too, to protect billy. I mean, we worked together to help him overcome his gambling addiction. And now, I hate to say it, but i think you’re using him.

Victoria: No, you are underestimating him. Billy and I are equal partners in this. We both stand to benefit if we take adam down.

Traci: Well, I hope that’s true, because if billy suffers at all from anything that’s about to happen, it’s on your conscience.

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