Y&R Transcript Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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Abby: Well, I am happy to report that you are officially magic.

Chance: Oh, yeah? What’d I do?

Abby: Playtime with daddy went so well that dom was tuckered. I mean, he fell asleep as soon as I put him down.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, he had a good time or, you know, at least it seemed like he did.

Abby: Of course he did! He was spending time with his dad.

Chance: Yeah, well, there’s a lot more to being a good dad than acing tummy time.

Abby: Parenting has a steep learning curve. Look, there’s new challenges every day. I’m always wondering what’s right. Most of the time, I am just faking it. I mean, I have my own questions and fears.

Chance: No, that’s so different. Are you kidding me? I watch you with dom, and I’m just always in awe of how instinctively you respond to him. It’s so special.

Abby: Hey. You are being hard on yourself. Look, I know that your connection with him is just gonna grow, and you guys are gonna be just as close. Dominic is gonna get older, and you guys are gonna start doing guy things together, like playing catch and running around.

Chance: Yeah, hope you’re right.

Abby: No. I know I’m right. We just have to focus on our family and growing that connection with dominic. I have faith in you.

Chance: Well, thank you for believing in me.

Abby: I love you. We’re a team.

Chance: Mm. Well, then we need to put our heads together. We have to make a decision about devon’s request to play a bigger role in dominic’s life.

Amanda: That is not a work face. You thinking about dominic?

Devon: I just can’t get over how abby and chance reacted to me wanting to spend more time with him.

Amanda: Yeah, I know. I’m sorry.

Devon: It’s like they treated me like I was attacking their parenting skills.

Amanda: Well, in their defense, your request, it probably came as a huge shock. This is a complicated situation, devon. I mean, there’s a lot of emotions involved.

Devon: Oh, yeah, there certainly are, ’cause they got very, very defensive.

Amanda: I’m sure that they did. But they also know that you’ve been there from the very beginning. Okay, you were the one who volunteered to be the donor that they needed to make that beautiful baby boy. Right? And you were also the one who helped them track down the guy who kidnapped mariah. You were there when he was brought into this world. You saw him take his first breath. You have been a part of this child’s life. He has a life because of you. They know that.

Devon: Well, they’re my friends and you know what I’m up against, so what do you suggest that I do?

Amanda: Well, what was the last thing that you told them?

Devon: I told them that we can talk about it when they’re ready to. Is that not the right move?

Amanda: I get that you’re trying to give abby some time to process things, but you decided to put a pin in the conversation as soon as things got tense.

Devon: I — yeah, ’cause I-i felt like, if I pushed, you know, for them to make a decision, that would jeopardize my future with dominic or our friendship. So I don’t know what to do, and I would love your honest opinion. If you were in my shoes, what would you do?

Amanda: Well, I think that what you’re asking for is perfectly reasonable. Do not let this go.

Sharon: Fresh out of the oven.

Rey: You know, you keep spoiling me like this, I’m gonna have to add extra time to my workouts.

Sharon: That wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Rey: Oh, really?

Sharon: Oh, I know a good way you can work off extra calories.

Rey: Tell me more.

Nick: Don’t get up. I brought gifts.

Sharon: Hey. You should be the one receiving gifts, not giving them. Happy belated birthday, and welcome home.

Nick: Thank you. I hope christian wasn’t too much trouble for you guys.

Rey: You kidding? We loved having him. What’s in the bags?

Nick: Whoa, no, no, no. Some of the best chocolates, pastries, and cheeses you will ever experience.

Sharon: [ Laughs ] I can’t wait.

Rey: Who says we have to?

Nick: Hey! Buddy, hands off the merchandise. Come on.

Sharon: Speaking of sweets, faith says it is not officially your birthday until she gets to make you a cake.

Nick: I agree with her. Just tell her to pick a day, and I’ll be there.

Rey: How was your trip?

Nick: Amazing. Best present I’ve ever given myself.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Breathing deeply ]

Noah: Chelsea?

Chelsea: Sorry. It’s been a day. Already.

Noah: Everything okay?

Chelsea: I’ve been looking up these breathing exercises you can do in order to reduce stress. I’m thinking about asking adam to turn one of the offices into a peaceful space.

Noah: “The breathing room.”

Chelsea: Yes. I like it already. I envision myself spending a lot of time there. Unless something changes.

Noah: Is there anything going on at newman media I should know about, you know, before I get in too deep?

Chelsea: Oh, you know, just office politics. It’s always something, right?

Noah: Considering who you’re working for…

Chelsea: Your uncle.

Noah: Your ex. I’m not surprised there’s politics. You guys have a lot of history. And now sally spectra’s in the mix, too, so…

Chelsea: Do you know her?

Noah: No, no, not well. But she and adam seemed pretty close at the wedding in tuscany.

Chelsea: [ Breathes deeply ] I just heard something amazing!

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Noah: I really hope I didn’t hit a nerve.

Chelsea: It’s okay. It’s not your fault.

Noah: Look, I am no fan of sally’s and I’m only recently on speaking terms with adam again. I figured he deserved another chance after what he did for faith. So tell me, how bad are things at newman media?

Chelsea: I’ll save you a cushion in the breathing room.

Noah: Great. Yeah, now that I signed on, I’m wondering if that was the right thing to do.

Chelsea: Because of adam?

Noah: No, that’s only part of it. I’d also be jumping back into a family business that I thought i needed to escape.

Chelsea: What made you come back?

Noah: [ Chuckles ] That is the million-dollar question. I don’t know. Maybe — maybe I wanted to figure out if I was running away from gc for all the wrong reasons. Is trying to prove I’m nothing like my corporate suit relatives a good enough reason?

Chelsea: You’re an artist. You’re cut from different cloth.

Noah: Yeah, but did I have to move across the ocean to prove my point?

Chelsea: Well, london has other things going for it besides being victor-free. You got your freedom. You’re able to spread your wings, make a name for yourself.

Noah: Things in london didn’t really turn out the way i thought they would. You know, maybe that was karma’s way of showing me I shouldn’t have run away in the first place. Who knows? Maybe I should my last name to the test. Jump into the viper’s nest at newman media.

Chelsea: Well, I hope you don’t see me as one of those vipers.

Devon: I just can’t stop kicking myself for not taking your advice when we were originally drawing up the agreement. ‘Cause all you were trying to do was help me protect my rights from the get-go, in case, and i was so sure that nothing would go wrong.

Amanda: Yeah, but the baby was just an idea back then. Not this living, breathing child who’s staring back at you. You had no idea that your feelings were gonna change this way.

Devon: Yeah, you did.

Amanda: Well, my sole concern right now is you. I hate seeing you hurt like this.

Devon: I just — I don’t think that I should push abby any more, given how upset she got.

Amanda: Turned into mama bear, huh?

Devon: It’s amazing how just one little life can change everything.

Amanda: Dominic never changed you.

Devon: Don’t think so?

Amanda: No. Just amplified everything that was already in there. Your love, compassion, strength. All the good things. Your heart has always been in the right place. You just want to make sure that that little boy gets all of the love that he deserves. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Okay?

Abby: Maybe when devon said it was a bad idea bringing up shared custody, that we should just forget about it. I mean, maybe he thinks that we shouldn’t make any changes to the agreement.

Chance: Yeah, that’s — that’s one possibility.

Abby: Well, what do you think?

Chance: I don’t think he’s backing off. He probably thought talking about it right then and there was a bad idea, so he hit the pause button. I mean, which was the right move. He didn’t want to cause a scene right in the middle of crimson lights.

Abby: I didn’t take it that way.

Chance: But wanting to spend more time with dominic, I — i don’t think that’s something that’s gonna change, abby.

Abby: Okay, but, I mean, i have to tell him something. What am I gonna say?

Chance: Uh…I don’t know. But this sense of limbo is definitely unsettling, I’ll tell you. I mean, after everything devon’s done for us and dominic, we just need to tell him where we stand, be honest.

Abby: Yeah. I mean, he’s been amazing with dominic. And I can’t imagine how devon’s feeling. It doesn’t take long for our son to grow on people.

Chance: Yeah.

Abby: And mariah went through something similar. I mean, she got very attached to dominic, and, well, she just had to take some time away, and then it brought her some — some relief, some peace. I mean, maybe the same thing will happen for devon.

Chance: And if it doesn’t?

Abby: Then we do what’s best for dominic. That’s our job as his parents.

Chance: Yep, yep, yep.

Abby: And we were just talking about how important it is, now that you’re home, we’re together as a family, that you’re gonna be the best dad that you can be. Any disruption in that, that would just be weird. Babies need stability and consistency. Dominic needs to know that we’re there for him, always, to meet all of his needs. When he cries, we hold him. When he’s hungry, we feed him. I mean, and spending more time at devon’s place, the older he gets, I mean, any sort of ambiguity, I mean, that would just be confusing. He needs to know that this is his home. We are his parents.

[ Sighs ] I mean, we can’t change the agreement.

Chance: But devon can still come visit any time he likes. He needs to know that.

Abby: Yes, yes, but any changes to the legal visitation, I mean, shared custody? That’s not gonna happen.

Chance: [ Sighs ] He’s gonna be disappointed.

Abby: I know, and I’m sorry about that, but we are coming at this from a place of love. For our son and our family. You don’t know how much pressure you put on your septic system.

Sharon: So tell us why milan was such a gift.

Rey: Oh, it had to be the food.

Sharon: Or was it seeing summer and kyle?

Nick: It was all of it. The change of scenery just really allowed me to figure out some things.

Sharon: That’s so great.

Nick: Summer is doing awesome. She and kyle have built a great life there. Marchetti loves her. Harrison is speaking italian like a native.

Sharon: Wow. Well, sounds like summer’s really coming into her own. Hey, when are we going to milan?

Rey: [ Chuckles ] You know, I would love to pursue this topic of conversation — thank you, nick — but right now I got to go talk to chance.

Sharon: Oh, okay.

Rey: We shall revisit later.

Sharon: Yes, we’ll talk about this later. So, something seems a little different about you. You seem more relaxed.

Nick: I am. You know, I took a long look at summer’s life, and I realized that the distance from the family has allowed her to grow and challenge herself.

Sharon: Did she say that?

Nick: She didn’t have to. I can see it in her. The freedom from the familiarity has done wonders for her, and it’s made me realize that being a newman shouldn’t define any part of who I am.

Chance: Thanks for meeting me like this, man. I know you’re a busy guy.

Rey: Yeah, but I always got time for my old partner. What’s up? You made it sound important.

Chance: Well, I might have oversold it a little bit. But it is important to me, at least.

Rey: Alright. Lay it on me.

Chance: I’m ready to get back to work.

Rey: I thought you were taking more personal time.

Chance: Yeah, I know, and i know I’m supposed to take things slow and ease back in to the workflow, yeah.

Rey: And the last time you spoke to the chief, he was a little reluctant.

Chance: Well, that’s where you come in handy, partner.

Rey: [ Chuckles ] Okay, I see. You want me to convince him that you’re ready.

Chance: That’s why you’re the second-best detective around.

Rey: Ahh.

Chance: Come on, man. You clearly need me and my skills. Let me put them to good use.

Rey: You sure you’re ready to sign back up for fighting crime, bad coffee, and long nights?

Chance: It’s what I was made for.

Rey: What about abby and the baby? I know how important it is for you to reconnect with them.

Chance: Come on, man. You know abby. She’s more than supportive. Enough about me. Fill me in on this case you’re working on. I’m all ears.

Amanda: What do you think about lasagna? Or I can pull out all the stops and I can make my famous duck dish. Or the salmon and grits that you like. Hmm?

Devon: Sounds like you’re trying to distract me with food.

Amanda: Distract you? Hmm, why would I do that?

Devon: Can you do that? You’re more than welcome to try.

Amanda: Yeah?

Devon: Yeah.

[ Knock on door ]

Devon: Are you expecting somebody?

Amanda: Oh, no. Stay right there.

Devon: Okay.

Amanda: Abby, hi.

Abby: I’m sorry for just popping in. Is now a good time?

Devon: Absolutely. Come in, please.

Amanda: I’m gonna head out. I’m — I got to grab some things for dinner, so I’ll be back, okay?

Devon: Okay. I love you.

Amanda: Love you, too.

Abby: I’m sorry. I probably should’ve warned you that I was stopping by.

Devon: It’s completely fine. You’re always welcome here. Can I get you anything? Drink or…?

Abby: No, no, I’m good. Thanks.

Devon: Yeah. I’m glad you’re here, ’cause i wanted to apologize for how tense everything got last time we talked. I didn’t mean for that to happen at all.

Abby: No, I’m the one who’s sorry for the way I reacted.

Devon: Mm, it’s okay.

Abby: I actually — I want to thank you for giving chance and I some time to think it over and talk about it.

Devon: Yeah, of course. We’re — we’re all friends, and I don’t want that to change.

Abby: You’re more than just a friend. We both know that. And I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done. You’ve gone above and beyond. That’s just who you are.

Devon: You know, I would do anything for dominic.

Abby: I know that, and I know that you love him deeply. But chance and I, we have decided…we’re not gonna make any changes to the visitation agreement. Dominic has a home with his mother and his father. I always had a connection to my grandfather…

Devon: Okay. Um…abby, I hope that this is not a misunderstanding, ’cause i am not trying to take chance’s place as dom’s dad. That’s not my intention at all.

Abby: And I hope that you know that dominic is adored by his mother and his father. He will have a supportive family the rest of his life. We’ll make sure of it.

Devon: Yeah, okay. So what are you trying to say to me?

Abby: Devon, you are always welcome in our home, but…we don’t want anything that might be confusing to dominic right now, especially since chance is trying to make up for the time that he lost with his son.

Devon: Well, I’m not asking for anything that’s gonna get in the way of that. I just want to spend more time with dominic.

Abby: Do you remember when we talked about creating a child?

Devon: Of course.

Abby: That’s when we all sat around and we created boundaries, and chance and I, as dominic’s parents, think it’s important to adhere to those.

Devon: Yeah, I hear what you’re saying, but you realize that when we started this journey, we had no idea of what path we’d end up on, right?

Abby: Right, I mean, I was certain that chance would be by my side for most of the pregnancy.

Devon: Yeah, and then he wasn’t for the whole time.

Abby: I would give anything for chance to have been home before dominic was born, but i guess we don’t always get what we want.

Devon: Yeah, no, I guess not.

Abby: And when I thought that chance had died in that explosion, that he might never get to meet his son, I… I’m very thankful that you were there to help me through that.

Devon: I wouldn’t have had it any other way, abby.

Abby: But chance is home now, and my family is together. Dom’s dad has been through hell, and it’s important for him to connect with his son. He needs time to bond with him. And I refuse to let a single thing disrupt that. I hope you understand.

Rey: 30-year-old male, never late for work, dependable. Leaves his home to get in his car for the 10-mile drive to his office. No one’s seen him since then.

Chance: You check airports?

Rey: Yeah, rental cars, trains, everything.

Chance: Passport?

Rey: At home.

Chance: Debit, credit cards, anything?

Rey: Hasn’t been used since the night before he disappeared. There’s no blood or struggle at his home, and his friends have all been interviewed.

Chance: Significant other?

Rey: Yeah, that’s when things start to get interesting.

Chance: Okay, hold on. Give me a second.

Rey: You alright? You need to take a break there?

Chance: Are you kidding me? If we’re gonna solve this thing, I got to take some notes.

Rey: Ooh.

Chance: Alright, one more time, from the beginning.

Rey: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: I know I’ve had this awakening before about my family, but like they say, every time I think I’m out, they pull me right back in.

Sharon: So you’re still trying to find a way to be free.

Nick: I thought I was able to accomplish that with a career change or just trying to keep them out of my personal life, but I realized that’s just surface stuff, you know? It’s not something I felt deep down in my gut or in my mind. Um, but this time, it feels like it’s true and complete and profound.

Sharon: Well, I’m proud of you.

Nick: Before you begin your round of applause, there’s something I need to admit to you.

Sharon: Oh, no. What did you do?

Nick: No, it’s more like what I didn’t do. I wasn’t completely honest with you when you asked me about that dream I had on christmas eve.

Sharon: Yeah?

Nick: Cassie was in it.

Sharon: [ Gasps ] I haven’t dreamt about her in so long. Tell me everything. How did she look?

Nick: She was beautiful, radiant, and content. I told her how much I missed her. She said that she was always gonna be in my heart and our families. She said that life is about change and that an unexamined life isn’t worth living.

Sharon: Such an old soul. She always was.

[ Sighs ] You know…I’d like to believe that this was really a message from her.

Nick: It was very inspiring. But she wasn’t the only one in my dream. Noah and faith were in there, too. And they told me that I just needed to look inward and to follow my heart, and that my heart is where my roots are, and I just need to allow myself to get back there.

Sharon: What do you think that meant?

Nick: I don’t think they were talking about, you know, the roots of my family tree. I think they were talking about the roots that I’ve created. You know, the ones that I’ve planted. My family — that is the thing that’s going to keep me grounded. Noah and faith and summer and christian. And you. I’ve been emotionally drifting for so long and — and constantly searching, but i finally think I’ve found what I’m looking for.

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Abby: Look, I, um — I know that this is hard to hear and it’s not the answer that you wanted.

[ Sighs ] But please, just say something. Anything. I mean, good or bad, I can take it.

Devon: What’s left to be said? You know how I feel. I know how you guys feel, so there you go.

Abby: Well, if there’s anything that we can do to help.

Devon: Can’t imagine what that would be.

Abby: I know mariah, she needed some space, some distance, so I guess we would understand if you need that, too.

Devon: No, I’m — I’m not going anywhere.

Abby: Good, because we would miss you. Dom’s dad and I, we just — we want to make sure that you know that you will always have an important role in dominic’s life. Always. You’re always welcome. And we don’t want that to change. Dominic’s on a walk with louise right now, but he’ll be home soon if you want to stop by and say hi.

Devon: Nah. I’m okay.

Abby: Okay, well, um…when you want to come see him, dom will be therE. Okay. I’ll see you soon, I hope.

Devon: Yeah, of course.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: How am I part of your grand realization about life?

Nick: Because you are always going to be a big part of my life. But I’m talking about moving forward, and the way I’m gonna do that is by recommitting to my family, by putting my children first.

Sharon: But you’ve always done that.

Nick: I’m talking about even going further. This idea that I have involves noah, and I think it’s gonna be good for him and give him some stability, too.

Chance: Hey, nick.

Nick: What’s up, man?

Chance: How you doing?

Nick: Good. How’s my sister and handsome nephew?

Chance: I’m on my way home to them right now. I’ll send your love.

Nick: Please do.

Chance: Hi.

Rey: Alright, brother.

Chance: Hey, thanks for everything, man. I really appreciate it.

Rey: I’ll see you later.

Chance: Yes, sir.

Rey: So what’d I miss?

Nick: You know what? We’re gonna grab some beers and catch up on all that when you get a chance.

Rey: I’m gonna hold you to that.

Sharon: Are you leaving already?

Nick: Yeah, I got to go talk to noah, but we’ll catch up soon.

Rey: Alright, buddy. Take care, man.

Nick: Yeah.

Sharon: Hey, nick.

Nick: We’ll finish this conversation later, I promise.

Sharon: Okay.

Rey: We’re alone at last. What did I miss?

Sharon: Well, nick had a holiday epiphany about family, and it has more to do with noah, but he didn’t give me any details, so I’m kind of curious.

Amanda: Hello.

Devon: Hey.

Amanda: I can tell that your talk with abby didn’t go the way that you wanted.

Devon: [ Sighs ] YeP. Long story short, she said no to my request. She and chance are against giving me any kind of official visitation outside of their house.

Amanda: What reason did she give?

Devon: Doesn’t want to confuse dominic.

Amanda: Spending time with his godfather is confusing? Now, that’s a stretch. I’ll tell you what’s confusing — having his mother run away to a foreign country without telling anyone where she was going or why. I’m sorrY. Continue.

Devon: Nah, that’s okay. She said that she wants the three of them to focus on bonding as a family, and she’s worried that I will interfere with chance creating a real connection with dominic. And according to her, what I’m asking for is unnecessary ’cause he already has a mom and a dad.

Amanda: You have every right to be angry and disappointed. And you also have options.

Devon: Yeah, what options do I have?

Amanda: You can take legal action.

Abby: How lucky am I that i ran into you and ms. Louise, huh? Huh? And now…I got to take a picture of you because you look so cute all bundled up. Yes, you do. Yes, you do. Who is cuter than you? Let me tell you — nobody is cuter than you.

[ Gasps ] Can you smile for me? Can you give me the smile that you only give mama?

[ Gasps ] Oh. Your little face, it makes everything better. You know who else takes all the sad things and just puts them away, huh? Your dad. If you ever have a problem, you can always go to him. But where is your dad? I did not see his car outside. Should we call him? Voicemail. Hmm. Where did your daddy go? Wet dishes?

Chelsea: It’s brave of you to try to prove something to yourself, but we both know what kind of damage the newmans can cause.

Noah: True.

Chelsea: If you ask me, which you didn’t, my advice to you would be just don’t make yourself miserable.

Noah: Oh, well, being miserable definitely isn’t part of the plan. But if it comes to that, obviously I would — dad.

Nick: Chelsea.

Chelsea: Nick. Hi.

Nick: Wow, you look fantastic. How you doing?

Chelsea: So far, so good. Being back with connor again was exactly what I needed.

Nick: How does working at newman media fit into things?

Chelsea: Well, sometimes you just have to prove to yourself you can do something. And adam and I, we’re just, you know, figuring it out day by day.

Nick: Yeah, it’s good, i guess.

Chelsea: Yeah. But speaking of, I actually have to get work, start some designs.

Nick: It’s great seeing you.

Chelsea: It’s really good to see you, too. Bye, noah.

Noah: Welcome back, world traveler. How was milan?

Nick: It was illuminating.

Noah: Oh, yeah. How so?

Nick: I’ve got some ideas. All I ask is that you keep an open mind.

Devon: I don’t want to take chance and abby to court. It’S…

Amanda: It’s just an option. But let’s look at the facts. This has never been a typical donor situation.

Devon: I know that, but still, that’S…

Amanda: You are close friends with abby. You have been for years. She not only invited you into that boy’s life, but she entrusted you with him when she left the country. That is an indicator that she considers you dom’s de facto father.

[ Sighs ] I mean, she left you a note. She had no idea when she was gonna be home, and you dropped everything to be the father that that boy needed. You rearranged your life. You put your job on hold just to be there for that boy every minute of every day.

Devon: I know, can’t argue with that.

Amanda: So then just at least consider what I am proposing. I can’t make any promises, but there are some factors that are working in your favor.

Devon: The way you’re talking about this, have you, like, researched it or what?

Amanda: No, but having worked on the original contract, I know what we can use to build an argument.

Devon: Well, hypothetically, what would you say?

Amanda: You’re the biological father. You can petition the court for visitation just like many grandparents do with much success. Plus, chance was not there when you signed the original contract.

Devon: Well, does that help us or hurt us?

Amanda: It complicates things, but your legal agreement was solely with abby.

Devon: No, I hear everything that you’re saying, but…I’m not even entirely sure where abby’s coming from in all this. I don’t know if there’s a deeper reason that she’s fighting me or, you know…

Amanda: What do you mean?

Devon: I don’t know. I don’t know if she feels threatened or if she’s trying to protect chance. Either way, the only thing i know for certain is that if i take them to court, it’s gonna affect everybody, including dominiC.

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Abby: I know. That’s how I felt when I had to talk to your godfather. Yeah, so he might not be coming to visit anytime soon. But it was the right thing to do. And how amazing is it that your dad is home and he is safe. We’re all together.

[ Gasps ] And look, there he is. There’s your daddy. Say, “hi, daddy.”

Chance: Well, hey, gorgeous.

Abby: Hi. Are you gonna say hi to your son?

Chance: Yes, I am. Hey, there, buddy. Hey, there, buddy. Are you having a good day? Yeah, ’cause your daddy sure is, right?

Abby: Well, that’s good to hear. I know, I know. We were so worried about you when we got home and you weren’t here.

Chance: Oh, yeah, I’m sorry about that. I was with rey.

Abby: Oh?

Chance: Yeah, yeah, you won’t believe this case he’s working on, abby. It’s — it’s cool stuff. It’s fun stuff.

Abby: Wait. You’ve already gone back to work on the force without telling me?

Rey: Oh, looks like you’re setting up shop here.

Chelsea: I promise I’ll buy a ton of coffee.

Rey: Being cooped up at an office all day can’t be good for your creative energy or whatever you need to sketch.

Chelsea: Ooh, listen to you, sounding like a real design expert.

Rey: [ Chuckles ] What I’m saying is you could probably use a change of scenery, huh?

Chelsea: Oh, you have no idea.

Rey: How’s the new job?

Chelsea: It’s not going the way I imagined. I knew working with adam would present its fair share of challenges, but there are other surprising downsides.

Rey: Like what?

Chelsea: You really want to know?

Rey: Well, I’m asking. I’m interested. That’s kind of how it works.

Chelsea: You know, usually when someone gets poisoned and they encounter the person responsible, they’re not this nice. But look at you, asking me about my job, about my creative process.

Rey: Well, should we talk about the weather instead?

Chelsea: It’s a miracle you’re even talking to me. No one more of a reason to hate me than you. Yet you invited me to join you on your anniversary and new year’S. Here you are reaching out again. You’re a really good guy, rey.

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Rey: Yeah, I’m not such a great guy. In fact, there are more than a few people behind bars who have the opposite opinion of me. So back to the original question.

Chelsea: What’s bugging me at work that drove me to turn crimson lights into my own personal workspace?

Rey: That’s the one.

Chelsea: I mean, who wouldn’t want to work here, right? The constant parade of people, the aroma of coffee and pastries in the air.

Rey: You know, when I get an answer like that during my interrogations, it usually means a person’s being evasive.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] What’s bothering me doesn’t really matter, you know? There’s nothing I can do to change it anyway. But you asking me about it, especially out of more than just politeness, I appreciate that. Thank you.

Rey: I don’t know why it’s such a big deal.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I was feeling sorry for myself because I don’t have a ton of people I can talk to these days, so I’m not gonna repay you for your kindness by boring you with my issues. Maybe I’ll take you up on the talking thing some other time.

Rey: Whenever you want. I’ll let you get back to work. What are you smiling about?

Sharon: She’s right. You really are a good guy.

Noah: So let’s hear about these grand ideas that you hatched while you were in milan.

Nick: Some of them relate to you.

Noah: Okay.

Nick: Just tell me, is it too late to talk you out of working for your grandfather and adam?

Noah: Huh. You see, that’s — that’s funny, ’cause last I checked, you said you were supportive of me making my own decisions. Did something change?

Nick: No, you are a man. You can do whatever you want. But I’m still the best father in the world.

Noah: That’s all true. So what’s up?

Nick: Maybe there are greener pastures out there for you.

Noah: Where would that be?

Nick: Right here. Come work for me.

Chance: No, I haven’t put my badge back on yet, I promise. I was just getting the lay of the land, you know, getting a feel for what’s happening since I’ve been gone so that when I do decide to go back, I’ll be caught up, you know?

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Abby: [ Speaks indistinctly ]

Chance: Sorry.

Abby: Well, that’s a relief.

Chance: Yeah, yeah, I mean, i would never go back without talking to you about it. Are you serious? Come on, but I’m not gonna lie, abby, it was — it was nice to get my feet wet again. I mean, rey’s working on this case that’s, like, right in my wheelhouse, right up my alley, so it just got me excited to get my detective skills back to use again, you know?

Abby: Well, I haven’t seen you this excited in a long time.

Chance: I know, I know. It’s the case, abby, it’s just got me pumped. You won’t believe it, it’s this guy, he’s — he’s missing right now, and, uh… well, you know, I’m not gonna burden you with all the details. I’m probably not supposed to talk about it anyways, but I got some theories on my own that i want to put to test when I get back to the force officially.

Amanda: I am not trying to tell you what to do. This is your decision to make, and you know abby a lot better than I do, so…

Devon: Yeah, but I still want your perspective on the situation.

Amanda: Well, it concerns me that chance and abby are drawing a line in the sand. It makes me wonder what their next move will be.

Devon: I don’t think they’re gonna retaliate.

Amanda: Do you know that for sure?

Devon: I mean, abby went out of her way again to promise me I’m always gonna have a place in dom’s life. You know? And at the end of the day, I’m the one who agreed to father their child without any written stipulations on visitation. So that’s — that’s on me. Back then, all I wanted was to just help them start a family.

Amanda: A loving family that you would be a part of. Isn’t that what they said?

Devon: Yeah. I just need to continue being there for dominic, however i can.

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