Young & The Restless Transcript
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Ashland: Well, something’s got you out of sorts.
Victoria: I’m just frustrated. I haven’t heard from billy. He hasn’t responded to any of my messages. I’m worried that he might be waffling on the plan.
Ashland: Well, relying on billy to do something as important as this was always a risky bet.
Victoria: Billy’s not a problem, at least not yet. He just hasn’t given me his answer.
Ashland: No. There are more powerful ways to undermine adam and to force newman media to sell. I built an empire off moves that compelled companies to do just that. But never once was I required to trust someone as unpredictable as billy.
Victoria: Well, I’m not ready to kick him to the curb just yet. Working with him will be a small price to pay for a big pay-off. Can you imagine the look on adam’s face when he realizes that we’ve taken over newman media?
Ashland: Are you sure your motivation for doing this is adam? The two of you haven’t had any huge issues lately.
Victoria: This has nothing to do with sibling rivalry. It’s business.
Ashland: Well, I hate to say it, but it seems to me like this is more, once again, of you trying to protect billy.
Billy: All I’m asking you to do is reconsider your decision from yesterday. Don’t pull out of the plan now.
Lily: No, I was on board when it was our plan, but now it’s become victoria’s plan, and i want no part of that.
Billy: I still have control. She can’t do anything without me.
Lily: Yeah, and you’re worried that you can’t pull this off without me.
Billy: No, that’s not what it is. I want to be side-by-side with you. I want to work together because that’s where we are strongest.
Billy: No, they haven’T. This is still about getting back at victor and adam for what they did to us. That is still the goal.
Lily: No, the original was you repairing your reputation, not building victoria’s empire.
Billy: [ Sighs ] Look, if I can get my hands on adam’s company, okay, that allows me to prove myself, that I am still capable of running a business.
Lily: Oh, my god, how do you know that she’s even gonna follow through with her end of the bargain? And even if she does, that has you working for her, instead of
with me. Is that what you want?
Billy: No, that’s not what i want, and that’s not what this is about at all.
Lily: You know what? This is you and victoria falling into old patterns, and honestly, I want nothing to do with it.
Billy: Lily, just list– that’s — lily, please.
Faith: I can’t believe winter break is almost over.
Moses: [ Groans ] Back to the grind.
Faith: As if you don’t love school.
Moses: My first day back, I’m gonna wear this sweater. I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on it. You really got me the best christmas gift ever.
Faith: I did nail it, if I do say so myself.
Moses: Yeah, and, you know, I’m sorry my book gift wasn’t as cool. It’s just elena mentioned getting a book from nate, and it just seemed like a thing, like it was romantic.
Faith: I totally love it.
Adam: Hi, faith.
Adam: Moses, what’s up?
Moses: Nothing, it’s just every time I see you, I think, “hey, that’s the guy who saved faith’s life.”
Amanda: Good morning.
Amanda: Have you had breakfast yet?
Devon: I have not.
Amanda: Okay, do you want me to make you something? I can cook some eggs or toast.
Devon: No. I’ll pass. Thank you, though.
Amanda: Well, I have to thank you for getting out of bed so quietly last night. But your pillow was still empty when the sun came up this morning. So clearly you won’t sleep, you won’t eat. This is about dominic, isn’t it?
Abby: What are you up to? Looking into those police cases rey told you about yesterday?
Chance: [ Chuckles ] No, actually. I’m just checking out some parenting articles.
Abby: Oh. Learn any new tricks?
Chance: Yeah, a few, actually. But, abby, there’s actually something on my mind that I want to talk to you about.
Chance: Well, I’ve made some decisions about returning to the force.
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Devon: I know you’re concerned, and I appreciate it, but you really don’t have to be.
Amanda: You sure about that?
Amanda: ‘Cause I really hate leaving you like this. You know, I could get imani to cover all of my new client meetings. I could stay here if you want to just talk.
Devon: No, no, no, no, no. This is a big day for you guys. You guys got your first clients with your new law firm. I’m not gonna let you miss that. Alright?
Amanda: Okay, but you call me if you need anything, alright?
Devon: I promise I will. Okay? Will you get out of here? And good luck.
Amanda: Thank you.
Amanda: Lily, hi.
Lily: Hi. Where are you going? I have treats.
Amanda: Yum, I would really love to stay, but I got to get to work.
Amanda: Talk to him.
Lily: Okay, yeah. Alright, bye. Hello.
Devon: Hi. Did amanda call and ask you to come check on me?
Lily: No, she didn’t, but I’m glad I did. I wanted to see how you were doing. So where do things stand with you and the baby?
Abby: Well, I would much rather talk about the parenting articles you’re reading than your return to the gcpd.
Chance: I know. I will share everything that i picked up from these with you later, but I got to get this off my chest, okay? I’ve been thinking about the way I acted yesterday. I just got so fixated on going back to work and becoming a detective again. I got all excited after one meeting with rey — one meeting. And I’m guessing you were pretty annoyed by that, even though you didn’t say anything.
Abby: Not so much annoyed as disheartened.
Chance: And I’m sorry. I don’t know what to say, except that I just felt this rush of adrenaline, just talking about those cases, you know? But after I came off that high, I thought about how I reacted to even thinking about going back to the force. And I realized something.
Abby: How much you missed it and can’t wait to get back out there?
Chance: Quite the opposite, actually. Look, I know you were not crazy about the idea from the get-go, and I know what it means to our family, so I’m gonna talk to the chief and I’m gonna see about extending my time off indefinitely.
Abby: [ Sighs ]
Moses: Could I be more of a dork? “Hey, adam, you gave your kidney to my girlfriend before she was my girlfriend, but you’re still the only reason she’s around to be my girlfriend.”
Faith: That is not how you sounded.
Moses: It was lame and narcissistic, and I’m embarrassed.
Faith: Nobody thought that. It was sweet. But, yeah, the whole thing was weird. I hated adam a lot. He’s this good guy, but then he does horrible things. Or he’s a horrible guy that does good things.
Moses: Yeah, I get it. But I’m just glad for your sake he had one of those good moments for you.
Billy: [ Sighs ]
Lily: Suddenly this is now victoria’s chess game, and you and I are the pawns. I’m not doing this. I refuse to let either one of us be used by her.
Jack: Please tell me i misunderstood just now. It sounded like you said you’re going to fall apart just to mess with the newmans?
Lily: You are at her mercy. Do you really think that she’s gonna give you control of a media company after you tried to stop her wedding? After what you tried to do to her husband? I mean, do you really think that you can trust her with anything?
Jack: Why would you want to stay mired in this obsessive need to hurt victor and adam? You have other options!
Lily: We are strongest together, but not with victoria in the mix.
Billy: That’s iT. This is done. This is over. The jig is up.
Sally: [ Fake accent ] I don’t know what you’re talking about. You have the wrong person.
Billy: You’re embarrassing yourself, sally. In this ridiculous disguise. Get up. We’re going to see your boss.
Moses: Hey, elena. Just the person I was looking for.
Elena: Hey, moses. How’s it going?
Moses: Good. But I was just wondering if i could ask you for a favor. Hey, so I’m gonna just head out for a little bit. I’ll be back later.
Faith: With elena?
Moses: What? No. I just have something to do. It’ll be short, but if you don’t want to wait for me, I can come by later and swing by your place.
Faith: I have to finish my winter break reading assignment, so it’s fine. I’ll be here.
Moses: Okay, cool. I’ll see you later.
Victoria: I have no desire to control billy. It was actually his demand to be put in charge of newman media once we acquire it, not mine.
Ashland: But you can’t deny it would put him firmly back in your orbit.
Victoria: I assure you, that’s not his motive. And remember, I have no intention of putting him in charge. He is just a useful tool with a plan already in motion.
Ashland: A risky plan with greater odds of failure than success, and you’re smart enough to see that.
Victoria: I realize that me working with billy is a sore spot for you, and I understand why you might feel that way, after everything that he’s done to try to hurt you. But you have to trust me on this one. We will benefit.
Ashland: I’m not gonna tell you what to do. But I think you’re making a foolish move, one I can’t say i understand.
[ Clears throat ] Whatever it is you want, I don’t have the time, so you might as well turn around and leave.
Billy: Save it, adam. You’re not a good enough actor to pretend you don’t want to hear what I have to say, especially after all the work you went through to get “double o nothing” to spy on me.
Adam: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Billy: You know, you might have got away with it, but sally’s obvious and ridiculous disguise was way too much. You probably want to tell her to stick to wedding dresses.
Adam: Oh, I think you should really see someone about your extreme paranoia.
Billy: We all know what’s happening here, and it all started when sally saw me having a drink in the middle of the afternoon at society.
Sally: I couldn’t help being concerned.
Billy: Concern? That’s why you videotaped me at the coffee house, having a conversation with victoria about my kids going to boarding school? What about when I got in a little argument with lily at society? And you, too. You witnessed it when I got in a fight with lily at the restaurant. I got so upset, I tripped and fell. And what about the time when sally saw me gambling at the empty glass?
Adam: I’m surprised you can remember those occasions, considering the drunken stupor you were in.
Billy: See, that’s the thing. I remember everything very clearly. Because I didn’t have one sip of alcohol. I was stone-cold sober the entire time.
Adam: Right. Right.
Sally: I guess you were too drunk to remember how drunk you were.
Billy: Those are all receipts from everything that I drank. And if you went to every bartender around town, they will tell you that it was apple juice, which is exactly what it says right there. And as far as the gambling, i have a recording where I sat down with my friends at the empty glass and was very specific when I said I am not betting on one single game. I will, however, buy them a drink for their time, which is what you saw when I put money down on the table. It was not a lost wager at all. No benders, no mergers, no falling off the wagon. You witnessed exactly what you wanted to witness.
Adam: Sally, will you please excuse us? I want to finish this with billy alone.
Sally: Billy, I’m genuinely glad that you’re okay.
Adam: So what the hell was the point of this supposed grand charade?
These are the faces
Abby: Are you sure you want to take an indefinite leave from the police force? I don’t want you to feel like i pressured you into this or that I’m dictating your career moves.
Chance: Hey, cut it out, alright? I made this decision all on my own, although you did play a big part in it.
[ Chuckles ] I just listened to what you said the other day, and I want to try to focus all of my time and energy on you and dom. Sure, yeah, I feel healthy enough to go back, but it dawned on me last night — that pull to go back in the force will only take me farther away from you and dom emotionally, and I don’t want that.
Abby: Yeah, I mean, we were apart for so long. And I thank god for every second that I have with you. But…I really want to make sure that this is — this is what you want.
Chance: I am absolutely certain. I know with you by my side, i can conquer this fatherhood thing.
Abby: Well, my strong, brave, dedicated husband…
Abby: …You can always count on me. I might not always have the answers. I mean, I’m still figuring this parenting thing out. Every day is a step forward or a step back, and it’s trial and error. And we are gonna struggle through the strained peas and the dirty diapers, but we’re doing this together. And that’s what matters.
Devon: You know, you really didn’t have to come and check on me. I appreciate it, but I’m fine.
Lily: Well, I’m glad I did. I’ve been worried about you. I mean, I know that you’ve grown more and more attached to dominic, and then nate told me that you’re thinking about talking to abby and chance about revisiting your agreement.
Devon: I did more than think about it.
Lily: What happened?
Devon: They shot me down. They were both completely against the idea, but they told me I can still see dominic whenever I want, just on their terms.
Lily: Well, I mean, what more do you want? You already have free access to him.
Devon: Yeah, it’s deeper than that, though.
Devon: Because when he stayed with me, I realized that I want more than just occasional visits with him. And I’m worried about his wellbeing.
Noah: Hey, kid. What are you up to?
Faith: Reading. You should try it sometime. Might make you smarter.
Noah: Oh, you’re hilarious.
Faith: I’m waiting for moses, who I think went someplace with elena, even though he insisted that’s not what he was doing, which was weird.
Noah: And now your head is spinning and you’re coming up with a bunch of scenarios.
Faith: Yeah. I mean, why would he lie to me?
Noah: Just stop, okay? You’re gonna drive yourself crazy.
Faith: That’s not what I’m doing. Moses and I are totally solid. We talk all of the time. We like all of the same things. We’re happy, and he makes everything better.
Faith: [ Sighs ] I still worry. I mean, things go wrong. People hold back the truth. I mean, think about our parents. Things you never expect to happen happen.
Noah: Yeah, I know. And you’re not wrong. But you got to be strong enough to roll with the punches, even if it doesn’t go your way.
Faith: How do you know if you’re strong enough?
Noah: You don’t, not until it happens, and when it does, you either suck it up or you fall apart.
Faith: [ Sighs ]
Billy: Come on, adam, keep up. Put the pieces together.
Adam: Well, from where i stand, all I’ve seen you do is publicly humiliate yourself, so I don’t know what you’re gloating about, billy. I mean, unless you are drunk right now or you’re pretending again. So which one is it?
Billy: Once again, not a sip of alcohol. What you’re not understanding here is that you’ve been played, and you were so desperate and stupid that you took the bait.
Adam: And what the hell did you think convincing me you were drunk would accomplish?
Billy: I fed you exactly what you were hungry for. I played the part that you were dying to see — the downward spiral of billy abbott. It was only a matter of time before you and newman media published an article splashing the headline everywhere. Which is when I was gonna turn the tables on you, sue the pants off you and your company for defamation, leaving you with nothing.
Billy: But, of course, I’m a generous guy, so I was gonna offer you mercy, only if you came clean and admitted what you, victor, and ashland did to me and my company. It was karma clapping back, adam, and you did not see it coming.
Adam: Hmm. It’s not a completely terrible plan. But you do realize that you shot yourself in the foot. You were supposed to wait until I published something nasty about you to reveal your hand.
Billy: I changed my mind. I’m not going down that path anymore.
Adam: So you quit before you accomplished anything. Huh. That’s on brand for you.
Billy: Actually, adam, i finally realized that you’re not worth it. You’re not worth my time. You’re not worth the space in my head. You’re — you’re really not worth anything to anyone. You will always be the runner-up newman, the epic failure, two steps behind all the time. And I realize that I can’t really bring you down any further than you’ve already brought yourself over the years.
[ Sighs ] And as much as I would love to stick around and watch you embarrassing yourself, trying to explain this to your daddy, I got a life to live.
Adam: Not much of one anymore.
Billy: You know, adam, I’m gonna get over what you did to me, and I will redeem myself on my own and you will continue to sit there wallowing in the truth of who you really are. Knowing that I could’ve took you down and I didn’T. And that’s gonna haunt you more than if I actually did.
“The young and the restless”
Sally: Is the coast clear?
Adam: Billy is gone.
[ Sighs ] I hope that you will give me a minute to apologize. I’m really sorry that I got busted by billy. I had no idea that he was onto me or all that drinking and gambling was a part of some big performance.
Billy: Well, how could you? His act was pretty convincing.
Sally: Yeah, I don’t know what all that was about anyway, and I don’t know if I want to know. But despite your tortured history with billy, you admitted to me that you take no satisfaction in seeing him relapse, so, I mean, this is good news, right?
Victoria: Oh, well, I’m glad you finally decided to respond to my messages. But it didn’t require an in-person visit. A phone call would’ve been sufficient.
Billy: Not with what I have to say to you.
Victoria: I hope you’re here to tell me when you plan your next move with adam.
Billy: I’ve already done that, but it’s not what you’re expecting.
Victoria: What are you trying to pull?
Billy: I went to the empty glass earlier, and I was ready to pull off another repeat performance. And as I sat there waiting for my audience to show up, I was struck by a lot of thoughts swirling around my head.
Victoria: Well, you know that bar has never been the healthiest place for you to begin with.
Billy: Mm. I don’t disagree with you. And maybe that’s why I was hit with the realizations that then knocked me sideways.
Victoria: I’m not liking the sound of this.
Billy: I went to adam. I told him everything. I told him that I’m walking away. I’m out. As of right now, I’m done.
Lily: Are you telling me that dom might be in jeopardy?
Devon: No. No, I think that — dom is fine. The problem is chance because he’s still recovering from losing his entire team in that explosion. And I feel horrible for him, but he needs time to heal from it, and it’s taking away from his ability to be a father.
Lily: Yeah, but is that just your opinion?
Devon: No, it’s not just my opinioN. I talked to him about it. He told me that. He said very clearly that he’s struggling.
Lily: Wow, I really feel for everyone involved.
Devon: I know, and I’m not trying to condemn what he’s going through or blame him for his feelings, because i understand where they’re coming from.
Devon: But I can’t help feeling the need to protect dominic from the emotional turmoil in that house, and it’s the same thing that abby was worried about when she left him with me.
Lily: Okay, so she’ll understand where you’re coming from.
Devon: She might have if i would’ve handled things differently. ‘Cause all I did was piss her off by asking her for visitation. And I don’t know how to get her to understand that I’m just — I’m trying to do what’s best for dominic and what I think is fair to me. I know you might feel differently about this because mackenzie carried the twins.
Lily: No, no, no. Look, I get that they’re separate issues. I do. So you might be surprised to hear me say this, but…I agree with you. I think you have a right to be a protective presence in dom’s life. You try to stay ahead of the mess
Victoria: So why don’t you tell me exactly what you said to adam?
Billy: I told him everything. I laid out the whole plan, except for your involvement and your desire to take over newman media. I told him about my boozeless drinks and the fact that I did not wager a single penny that whole entire time, that it was a carefully orchestrated scheme to force his hand. And let me tell you, it felt good. It felt good to look him in the eye and tell him that I’m walking away because he is not worth it.
Victoria: So, you had a mini moment to gloat. Tell me, billy, was it worth it?
Billy: Yeah, you know what? It was, because me taking the high road is not an easy step.
Victoria: Why don’t you be honest? If not with me, then at least yourself. That’s not the real reason you dropped the plan.
Billy: Oh, yeah, what do you think it is?
Victoria: You couldn’t stand that I commandeered your idea, that I’m the one calling the shots. It’s driving you crazy. That’s why you decided to now have a glorious change of heart after all the years of rage between you and adam and all of the — the chaos that he’s caused. Now that I have a stake in it, you’ve decided to pretend to act rationally.
Billy: You’re giving yourself too much credit, victoria.
Victoria: I know you too well. This is just another one of your knee-jerk reactions. It’s symptomatic of a long history of inconsistency, and i will tell you, this is why you will never have what it takes to play in the big leagues.
Billy: Well, now, thank you for supporting my emotional development.
[ Door opens ]
Ashland: Oh, what’s going on here?
Victoria: You were right. I was foolish to count on billy.
Billy: It’s nice to know how much faith you both have in me.
Victoria: He’s suddenly decided that he wants to bail on our plan.
Ashland: Mm. Well, frankly, I’m relieved.
Victoria: You know, I realize that once we do take control of newman media, it would’ve been a huge mistake putting someone so unreliable in charge.
Billy: Yeah, yeah, especially if that’s the moral that you’re taking away from this story.
Victoria: Well, what am i supposed to take from this?
Billy: You know, vick…the people that are closest to me, the people that actually cared about me, they were worried about this plan, given my history. They actually had my best interests at heart, not their business’S. Look at you, huh? You have your selfish priorities firmly in place. And it makes me sad to say this, but your father would be extremely proud of you.
[ Door slams ]
Faith: It’s been a while. Guess moses isn’t coming back after all.
Noah: Why don’t you just text him instead of making these random assumptions?
Moses: Faith, you’re still here. I thought you would’ve left.
Faith: Of course I waited for you.
Moses: Hey, noah.
Noah: Hey, bud. Good to see you. I was actually just leaving. What’d I tell you?
Faith: Where did you go?
Moses: You know, I still felt weird that you got me this great gift, and I just got you a book.
Faith: But I love the book.
Moses: Yeah, but still, i wanted to get you something else, so you can look at it and think of me, since I have this sweater and I think of you.
Faith: Oh, my gosh. A charm bracelet with little chess pieces.
Moses: I thought it was a good reminder of when we first met and played chess in the hospital.
Faith: Be honest — did elena pick it out?
Moses: [ Chuckles ] No, it was all my idea. I just needed her help in how to find it in town, and I lied about going with her because i didn’t want to ruin the surprise.
Elena: They are so adorable.
Noah: So innocent, wholesome.
Elena: [ Chuckles ] Yeah, you know, it’s funny. We met at one romantic event — victoria and ashland’s wedding — and here we are witnessing another.
Noah: Well, I-I wouldn’t go that far. I mean, they are cute, but, you know, they’re just kids.
Elena: Hey, you can’t knock young love. It’s just as important, even if it doesn’t last forever.
Noah: Yeah, sometimes us adults can’t make it last forever either.
Abby: You have really become an expert at this whole car seat thing. You can get dom in and out of there without even a whimper. I haven’t mastered that yet.
Chance: He may not have whimpered, but daddy sure let out a few cries there.
[ Both laugh ] Plus, he’s just not scared of it anymore, isn’t that right, buddy?
Abby: Well, hey, it’s like i said before, it’s all part of the learning process — for babies and their parents. Why don’t you two get settled in? And I’m gonna go check in with pamela.
Chance: Okay. Hey, hey, hey. Hey, hey, hey, what do you say? Look at me. Oh, oh. Yeah, daddy’s a funny guy, huh? Oh. Oh. Here I come. I’mma come in there and get you. Here I come. I’m gonna get you.
[ Laughs ] Yeah. Oh, that’s fun, isn’t it? That’s some fun stuff. Yeah, you’re just too cute, aren’t you? People everywhere living with
[ Door opens ]
Billy: I am really glad that you’re home.
Lily: If your good mood has anything to do with your plan, i don’t want to hear it.
Billy: I think you’re gonna want to hear what I have to say. I’m done. It’s over.
Lily: What’s over?
Billy: I went to adam and i told him everything, and it felt amazing. And it feels like a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Lily: What about victoria?
Billy: I told her, too. And she wasn’t happy about it, but if she wants to go after newman media, she’s gonna have to do it on her own. She’s not gonna use me.
Lily: I’m really proud of you.
Billy: Well, the lion’s share of the credit goes to you. I’m just grateful that you always have the courage to tell me the truth, even when I don’t want to hear it, and the patience, hoping that it’ll sink in. And it did. And I just — I love you so much, and I am just so happy that you are in my life.
Lily: Oh, I love you, too. I do. And, look, I know this is a huge step for you, and I know it’s huge for our relationship, but I’m not worried. I know you’re gonna land on your feet. I know you’ll find a new career path.
Billy: Yeah, speaking of that, I think I already have one.
Lily: You do?
Billy: Well, if the offer still stands, I would love to come and work with the savviest, smartest, coolest ceo I know.
Lily: Who is that? ‘Cause you happen to know a few sharp ceos.
Billy: I do, but there’s only one that I actually want to work with. I want to be there for you, to support you, to be your wingman, because this is your time and i want to be a part of it.
Sally: [ Scoffs ] Adam. This is for the best, right? I mean, thank god billy’s entire life isn’t just totally imploding right before our eyes. And now that you don’t have any dirt on billy to incite a war, there’s nothing that can come back to bite our company in the butt. Come on, adam, please say something. I mean, we have to look at the bright side of this, right?
Adam: I thought you said that you were done spying on billy.
Sally: [ Scoffs ] I don’t remember deciding that specifically because, based on our last conversation, I thought you were going for more plausible deniability.
Adam: Mm. Well, then this time, let me be clear. The spying is done. No more trying to score extra points with the boss. Go focus on the job that you are paid to do.
Ashland: I truly hope that you didn’t let billy’s words get to you. Your ex obviously has no clue what it takes to get ahead in the world. You can’t do it by backing down when things get tough.
Victoria: You know, I refuse to waste any more time thinking about billy.
Ashland: Alright. So tell me, how would you like to proceed?
Victoria: I still want to acquire newman media. We just have to figure out another way to get it.
Ashland: Well, I have no objection to that. In fact, I think I suggested that to you a little while ago. But we still have to contend with victor, as well as adam.
Victoria: I know, I am aware of that. But I actually have a way that i might possibly get my father on our side.
Devon: Hey. Didn’t expect you to be back so soon.
Amanda: Yeah, I forgot my laptop. I just came home between client meetings. Is everything okay?
Devon: Um…after I had a long talk with lily, I went to society and saw chance and dominic there.
Chance: Oh, dom, look out, it’s a lion!
Abby: [ Laughs ]
Devon: And I think I’m gonna need to book some time with you after your client meetings.
Chance: Oh, I’m trying.
Devon: ‘Cause I made up my mind that I want to pursue legal rights to be with my son.
Chance: Yes, we are.
Abby: [ Laughs ] Look at that little smile.
Chance: Look at that little smile.