Young & The Restless Transcript
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Rey: Ooh! We should do that more often.
Sharon: Yes, absolutely. Thank you for braving the museum with me.
Rey: Are you kidding? I loved it. Besides, I figured I should learn more about art since noah’s living here now. Although none of those paintings were as beautiful as you are.
Rey: [ Chuckles ]
Sharon: Oh, hey, nick.
Sharon: What are you doing here?
Nick: You guys look like you’re in a pretty good mood.
Rey: We are.
Sharon: Having some french food, walking through a museum — it can do wonders for your mind-set.
Nick: Well, don’t mind me. I’m just sitting here minding my own business, waiting for noah.
Sharon: Oh. What are you two meeting about? The job offer?
Sharon: Oh, great. Now both of you can fill us in.
Noah: On what?
Sharon: On what you’re meeting with your dad about.
Noah: Well, first off, nosy. Secondly, I think I need to talk to dad in private for a sec.
Sharon: Okay. No problem.
Phyllis: Hey, summer. How’s it going? Yeah, you’re preparing for your big meeting? You’re gonna do great. Yeah. Hey, you know what? I have a question. I heard that jack is in milan doing some collab with kyle? Oh, okay. No, don’t worry it. Don’t worry about it. I know that you — you have a big day. Alright, I’ll talk to you later. Okay. Bye, honey.
Nikki: Why, victoria, you’ve done something new with your hair.
Ashland: Well, thank you for noticing. I had to get the pitch deck for the dubai project.
Nikki: Well, I need to speak to both of you anyway. Can we meet later and talk about this month’s numbers from asia?
Ashland: Well, that can be arranged, assuming you’d be willing to be flexible on time. I have a potential new senior-level hire to meet with later.
Nikki: Ah. I didn’t realize we had an opening.
Ashland: Yeah, an executive i knew in new york is looking for a new role, and I think he’d be a great catch for newman/locke and a perfect fit for the vice president of strategy.
Nikki: Uh-huh. The only thing is, that position isn’t available. Regina’s doing an excellent job.
Ashland: I disagree. Her ideas are dated, and she’s too risk-averse for my liking. I think it’s time to offer her a golden parachute.
Nikki: Does victoria know about this?
Ashland: Oh, she doesn’t need to be bothered with the staffing issues. She’s got the big picture to consider. And I’m happy to, uh, handle all the pesky details.
Devon: I just can’t believe that things have gotten to this point with abby. It’S… I’ve tried to be as fair as i can to her and chance, but… I love dominic and I want to have a bigger role in his life. But this whole thing is just turning into a mess.
Amanda: You’re gonna have to let this go for now. There’s just not more that you can do until I file a petition with the courts. Listen. I know this is weighing on you. But if you really want to proceed, you’re gonna need to find a way to make peace with your decision.
Abby: Christine, hi. It’s abby. I need you to call me as soon as you get this. Thanks.
Chance: Alright, dom’s all tucked in and sound asleep. How you doing?
Abby: Not great. I know you wanted me to wait to call christine, but I think we need to know what our legal options are, so I left her a message.
Chance: Okay. Well, I think we should talk about this before she gets back to us.
Abby: We’re supposed to be focusing on bonding with our son, and suddenly it feels like everything could fall apart. A lot of people think dealing with copd
Abby: I can’t wrap my head around devon doing this, bringing lawyers into this. We all signed the original document so we could avoid a conflict like this once the baby was born. And now he wants to just tear it up and take us to court?
Chance: I know, but devon did come to us first, without an attorney, asking us if he could change the original agreement.
Abby: And I haven’t forgotten that. But I told him I didn’t feel comfortable with making those changes. I didn’t think he was gonna take it this far. Oh, maybe it’s because he has a lawyer literally in his house pushing him to do this.
Chance: No, don’t blame amanda. This is not her fault. I mean, I knew devon’s feelings weren’t gonna change. I knew it.
Abby: You know, you aren’t as upset as I am about this.
Chance: I am just as thrown as you are by this. Trust me. I’m just trying to see it from all these different angles, you know, yours and mine, dominic’s, and devon’s, alright? I just — I don’t see an easy answer here.
Abby: There’s only one answer, and the answer is no.
Noah: So, I’ve made a decision about your job offer, and I’m pretty excited about it. I want to make a difference in the world. I want to help people, and i really admire everything that you do, so… I’d like to accept the offer.
Nick: My man!
[ Both laugh ] It’s, like, a dream come true for me, for you to come work with me again, bud.
Noah: Me too. But there is one stipulation. I still need time to work on my art. I don’t want to grind away 24/7 so that the work consumes me like it does grandpa and aunt victoria.
Nick: I feel you. Trust me — the vibe at new hope is way different than at newman because we focus on the people, not the profits.
Noah: So, where do we get started?
Nick: I think the best thing we can do is just have you come to work with me, hang out, just kind of get the lay of the land, and we will figure out the best way to use your abilities. I mean, who knows? Maybe we can even have new hope find some way to maximize on your artistic talents.
Noah: Sounds good. I’m up for anything.
[ Chuckles ]
Rey: Oh, you are dying to know what’s going down out there.
Sharon: Nope. I already know. Noah accepted nick’s offer.
Rey: You could hear that from in here?
Sharon: I can tell by the look on noah’s face. I’m happy he and nick are bonding like that. It means that noah’s gonna stick around, hopefully for a very long time. It just feels like life is exactly the way that it should be.
Rey: [ Chuckles ]
Nikki: I’m not surprised that you and victoria enjoy working together. The two of you had chemistry from the moment you met, even though you were still married.
Ashland: Well, victoria — she has, uh, turned out to be the missing piece in my life. She gives me purpose. I adore her.
Nikki: Oh, I can tell. You are as enamored of her now as you were on your wedding day, but —
Ashland: But what?
Nikki: I just wonder if the two of you have moved past the honeymoon phase of your business partnership.
Ashland: Not at all, no. I’m continuously impressed and excited by her brilliance.
Nikki: No, what I mean is, have the two of you talked about areas that overlap versus areas that are off limits?
Ashland: You’re wondering if I jumped the gun by reaching out to my colleague in new york, if I was trying to make my mark by bringing in my own people.
Nikki: Well, were you?
Victoria: Oh. Was I left off the invite list for this meeting? Napoleon was born and raised to conquer.
Nikki: Don’t worry. We didn’t have anything scheduled.
Victoria: Well, then why do i feel like I walked in on something?
Ashland: Probably because that I just understood from my conversation with nikki that i may have overstepped. I was planning to meet with a colleague who I think would make a brilliant new vice president of strategy.
Victoria: As opposed to regina?
Ashland: It’s only a preliminary conversation, nothing concrete. If it’s not an option for you, I’ll cancel. No harm, no foul.
Victoria: Well, I mean, if it’s somebody that you respect and they’re available, then by all means, you should meet with them. Maybe you can discuss how he might fit into our organization. Well, you know, having a team comprised of talented people that we can trust is key.
Ashland: That’s great. I’m glad we discussed it. Nikki, please let my assistant know when you want to go over the asia numbers, and I’ll be there.
Victoria: Well, go ahead. Say whatever it is you want to say.
Sharon: I am so thrilled you’re taking the job, noah.
Noah: Yeah, me too. I was in need of something new, and I think working for a nonprofit will be a good change of pace.
Nick: Well, I promise you you’re gonna get a whole different feeling when you know your work is geared just toward helping people.
Sharon: I have no doubt you’re gonna get a lot out of it. So, are you ready to get to work?
Noah: I think so.
Tessa: Hi. I am so glad that I ran into you. Can I borrow him for a sec?
Sharon: Sure. I think we’re all done here for now.
Nick: He is all yours.
Noah: So, what’s up?
Tessa: I have surprise for you.
Devon: I can’t stop thinking about my conversation with abby. You know, no matter what I said, she — she couldn’t understand my concern for dominic. And I don’t know what I can say to get through to her now.
Amanda: Well, I think that no matter what you say, she’s always gonna feel like you’re trying to take away her family, or at least her vision of what that should be.
Devon: Yeah, I know, and I’m not. I’m not trying to do that at all. I’m talking about having shared custody where we’re all involved in raising dominic, you know?
Devon: And she’s said to me numerous times how she wants me to have a major role in his life. And I know that this is a little step past that, but how is it a bad thing for dominic?
Amanda: I think, you know, just with a little time and distance, once the shock of it goes away, she’ll recover, you know? But what I witnessed today was just a woman who felt… betrayed.
Devon: Yeah, I know. And now I’m gonna risk losing my best friend so I can be a father to my son.
Abby: Dominic is happy here with us. We are his parents. And, frankly, I was pretty shocked by some of the things devon said.
Chance: Like what?
Abby: He said he sees himself as dominic’s father.
Chance: He said that?
Abby: I’m sorry if he feels like that’s what his role is, but dominic already has a father and a mother and a home.
Chance: Except that I missed out on a lot of time with him.
Abby: Yeah, but you’re making up for it right now. And there is no reason for someone to rip our son away from us for any amount of time.
Chance: I hear you. I do. I really hear you. And if devon proceeds with all this legal stuff, then we will fight it. We will. But, abby, I’m just scared that the final decision’s gonna be made by a judge who doesn’t know us, who doesn’t know dominic, and who doesn’t know devon.
Abby: That’s fine. That’s fine because I have every confidence that we will win. Devon signed away his legal parental rights. He knew what he was signing. He knew the repercussions.
Chance: But that was before the baby was born. He didn’t know how he would feel now.
Abby: Okay, yes, I know! I know that devon bonded with dominic! But devon knows what a crucial time this is for our family. You’re learning how to bond with our son. And, what, now he wants us to focus on some sort of legal battle?
Chance: He’d probably use that against us in court.
Abby: Use what?
Chance: The fact that i haven’t bonded with my own son.
[ Footsteps approaching ]
Phyllis: Hey, nick.
Nick: Hey. How’s everything?
Phyllis: You know. Do you have a minute to talk?
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Phyllis: So, how was your visit to milan? How was your birthday?
Nick: It was — it was great. Summer and kyle just wined and dined me the whole time. It was awesome. Then, uh, I got home, and the family threw me a little party.
Phyllis: Oh. That’s nice. Was adam there?
Nick: Uh, I should have been more specific when I said “family.” It was just, uh, the kids and, um, sharon and mariah and tessa.
Phyllis: Oh. That family. Of course.
Nick: Yeah. Uh, it was — it was fun.
Phyllis: How’s christian?
Nick: He’s good. I feel like he’s getting taller every week.
Phyllis: It’s the age.
Nick: He finally stopped asking when you were gonna come over and play video games with him.
Phyllis: Wow. I-I didn’t even think he’d notice that I wasn’t there.
Nick: Yeah, I mean, that’s the way kids are, right? I mean, they get used to someone coming around a lot, and then they…notice when they stop. Christian gets it, though. Uh, it just means I have to up my gaming skills.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Are we okay?
Nick: Yeah, we’re good. Uh…I guess my food’s ready. Enjoy your night.
Amanda: You know, abby is really hurt, and her feelings are raw right now, but I have no doubt that your friendship will prevail in the end.
Devon: Well, I wish I could be that optimistic.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Amanda: One second, okay?
[ Sighs ] Hey.
Phyllis: Hey, lady. I was, um, thinking maybe we could grab a drink together with your favorite gal pal.
Amanda: I, uh — I can’t right now.
Phyllis: Oh, okay. I was just hoping to — to talk to a friend. That’s all.
Amanda: I know. I’m sorry. I’m just in the middle of something at the moment.
Devon: Hey. You don’t have to stay for me. You can go.
Amanda: Are you sure?
Devon: Yeah. Positive.
Amanda: Okay, um, I’ll meet you in a few.
Phyllis: Oh, great. I’ll meet you at the grand phoenix.
Amanda: Okay. Bye. Are you sure you’re okay?
Devon: Yeah, I’m fine. I am.
Amanda: Alright. Well, I won’t be late, okay?
Devon: Okay. Love you.
[ Doorbell rings ]
Amanda: Yeah. Love you, too. Oh, and I will get that on the way out.
Devon: Appreciate it.
Amanda: Mariah. Hi. Um, are you here to see devon?
Mariah: Yeah. I am. Is this a bad time?
Amanda: No, no. This is a good time. You two will have a lot to talk about.
Devon: Hey. Come in.
Amanda: See you later.
Devon: Okay. [ Smooches ] I love you.
Amanda: Yeah. Love you, too.
Mariah: So, I talked to abby.
Devon: You did? Was that before or after I told her I’m taking her to court?
Mariah: What? No, she didn’t say anything about that.
Devon: Well, yeah, since, uh, she and chance refuse to even consider to adjust our agreement, I don’t have another choice.
Mariah: Devon, come on. This is crazy. How do we fix this? Because you can’t take abby and chance to court.
Devon: I thought you of all people would understand why this fight’s so important.
Abby: Well, you’re right about where devon’s head is. He’s worried about your emotional state. And he says that you have some recovery to do that might interfere with you being a present father to dominic at the moment. Chance, he’s wrong! He’s wrong. I didn’t even want to tell you because I didn’t want to upset you. I didn’t want to give it credence by repeating it.
Chance: [ Sighs ] I’d like to hear what else devon had to say.
Abby: He’s confident that you’re gonna make a full recovery from all of the trauma that you went through. But dominic needs a father, a father right now who’s gonna be present. Chance, listen to me! He’s completely wrong-headed!
Chance: Is he, though, abby? I mean, is he? I think we’re gonna have to consider what he’s saying… and consider the fact that he might be right.
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Victoria: Mom, I know you’re just being cautious, but ashland and I are still working out how we communicate in our professional relationship, and it takes time.
Nikki: Oh, I understand that. That’s something I don’t think your father and I ever did work out when we both worked for the same company.
Victoria: Well, when ashland takes the lead on something, it’s not as though he’s leaving me out of the loop or not considering my opinions.
Nikki: That all sounds very rational, but what I want to know is, are you comfortable with that dynamic?
Victoria: It’s new territory for me. The only person that I know as single-minded as ashland is dad, and with him I was just always his junior partner. But at newman/locke, I am most assuredly ceo. It’s not a shared position of power, and I know where I stand. And ashland knows that I trust him and I rely on him.
Nikki: Okay, good. I’ll let you get some work done, and I will get back to you with those asia numbers.
[ Door closes ]
Devon: I’m not trying to hurt anyone or cause trouble by doing this. ‘Cause I’ve given abby and chance many opportunities to come to some kind of agreement with me, and they’ve shot me down every single time. So, all I’m doing is trying to guarantee that I can always be there to protect dominic if he needs me. I think that he deserves that, and so do I.
Mariah: And you feel like you don’t already have that.
Devon: Not when they can just shut the door on me seeing him like they did, no. It’s — abby has always said from the very beginning we’re the “baby chancellor crew,” right?
Mariah: Yeah. Yeah, she has. She’s also allowed us to be a part of his life.
Devon: I don’t know if I’d say “allowed.” I mean, it’s — we haven’t really had a choice. We helped bring him into this world. She made us the godparents. She left him with me when she went to spain. We’ve — we’ve literally been a part of every step of that baby’s life.
Mariah: We have. I know as well as anyone how deep that parental attachment can be. There was a period of time where I couldn’t envision getting through the day without seeing my little bowie. But…he’s not my bowie. He’s their dom. And I’ve had to come to terms with that. But I’m a lot more balanced now.
Devon: Yeah. No, I — I — I completely understand what you’re saying, but if you take the emotion out of this, it still comes down to dominic’s well-being. And I know that you and I both want what’s best for him, and I’m worried that he’s not getting that at home because chance is dealing with a lot that’s preventing him from being fully present. And those aren’t my words. Those are his. He admitted it to me and to abby. And I’m concerned that his issues may even go deeper than what he’s willing to say.
Mariah: But isn’t there a way to work out a compromise without bringing judges or lawyers into this?
Devon: Mariah, if you know of one, then please tell me ’cause everything I’ve tried hasn’t worked so far. This is literally my last resort. And, believe me, I am well aware that things can get ugly and probably will get ugly, especially when people start choosing sides.
Noah: [ Laughs ]
Tessa: Ta-da! My album is ready to go out to the masses!
Noah: Your first lp. This is big. I’m proud of you.
Tessa: Well, you better be at the launch party because the album cover that you designed will be integral to its success because it is so beautiful. Look at it.
Noah: You made it easy.
[ Sighs ]
Sharon: Can I get you guys anything?
Noah: Nah, I think we’re good.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Forgot my phone.
Rey: Oh, it’s hard to survive without one of those.
Nick: Sad but true, huh?
Rey: So, sharon’s over the moon now that noah’s decided to stay in town and work with you, huh?
Nick: Yeah. You know, I guess it’s that parental urge. You always want your kids to feel confident and like they’re living their own lives. I guess it’s a bonus if they do it with you close by.
Rey: I can imagine. Everything alright?
Sharon: Yeah. I’m fine. I just, uh, realized that I need to do some restocking.
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Amanda: Hello, hello.
Phyllis: Ugh, thank you for meeting me.
Amanda: Are you kidding me? I needed a break.
Phyllis: Is something wrong?
Amanda: No, no. It’s just there’s a lot going on at home, so I have to get back, but I am definitely in the mood for a drink.
Phyllis: Ah. Yeah. You know, we have to hang out more — not just drinks. We have to do a girls’ weekend.
Amanda: Do you want to do something like that?
Amanda: What, like wine tasting, or maybe we can do some hot springs — or skiing. I love skiing.
Phyllis: Skiing? Ohh. You do? Ohh, okay. Um, no, not for me.
Phyllis: [ Laughs ] You can do that with someone else.
Amanda: [ Laughing ] Okay.
[ Sighs ] I’m afraid I’m gonna spin out of control.
Phyllis: I just didn’t realize the way that I fill all my free time was with my daughter or nick, and now, well, I mean, nick isn’T…
Amanda: Aw. What about jack?
Phyllis: Well, I mean, jack is radio-silent right now. I had to find out from lauren that he’s in milan doing some collaboration with kyle.
Amanda: Well, you found out from lauren because she’s your friend, and I’m here because I’m your friend. So you’re not completely alone in the world.
Phyllis: I know. Thank you. And I love and value both of you. I really do. But I got to figure out how to fill my free time with someone who isn’t just, you know, a friend or with work or an ex-husband.
Amanda: Yeah, you don’t strike me as the yoga type.
Phyllis: No, definitely not the yoga type. And, you know, picking up a hobby isn’t a really great idea for me because it would be something like computer hacking or some other type of thing that I shouldn’t tell a lawyer.
Amanda: [ Chuckles ] You know, you allude to all of these sketchy things that you’ve done in your past, and part of me is curious, and then another part of me thinks that you are just completely exaggerating.
Phyllis: Yeah. I’m exaggerating.
Amanda: [ Chuckles ]
Phyllis: Something has to change for me…for the better. Or else I’m gonna spin out. And I’ll start creating a lot of chaos.
Abby: Devon is wrong about you and dominic. The more time that you spend with our son — it’s helping you get re-acclimated to being back at home. You said it yourself. You said that you’re feeling more connected, more settled. You said there was nothing to worry about.
Chance: I lied, abby. I lied to you.
Abby: Okay. Why?
Chance: Because! Because all of this has been so confusing and so frustrating. I mean, I want this to work more than anything. I want it to work out so easily, but I can’T. I can’t make it work.
Abby: It’s just gonna take a little bit more time.
Chance: No, abby. Abby, abby, I love you for having this undying faith in me. But it’s not — I — there is something inside of me that won’t allow this to work. It won’t let me bond with dominic. I mean, just today somebody asked to see a picture of him, and I didn’t have one picture of him on my phone. Why not? I bet devon has a hundred. I just don’t know what it is. I feel so disconnected. And I love him. I love him so much. I love that little boy. I really do. But is that enough? It’s just not gonna work. I can’t build that kind of connection. I can’t have that connection like he does with devon. And doesn’t he deserve that kind of relationship?
Noah: So, how are the adoption plans going?
Tessa: Oh, well, we’re still pretty early on in the process.
Noah: Are you guys thinking about getting married in the meantime?
Tessa: You know, we haven’t discussed it quite yet. I mean, we’ve talked about it in the past.
Noah: You think you’re ready for that next step?
Tessa: Yeah, I am. I mean, mariah and I have been through so much, and we’re stronger than ever. So I figure, why not start our baby adventure by making a forever commitment to each other?
Noah: Yeah. Yeah, I totally agree. There’s — there’s no reason not to.
[ Door opens ]
Mariah: Hey, guys.
Mariah: What’s going on?
Noah: Tessa was just showing me her new album. It’s very exciting.
Mariah: Uh, yeah. I’ve — I’ve seen it. It’s amazing. Great job.
Tessa: Are you okay?
Mariah: I am. I just had a difficult conversation.
Noah: I’m sorry. Is there anything I can do?
Mariah: No. Thank you, though. Actually, is it okay if I talk to tessa in private for a minute?
Noah: Yeah. Yeah, of course.
Sharon: Are you alright?
Noah: Yeah, I’m — I’m fine. Why wouldn’t I be? Don’t touch anything.
[ Indistinct conversation ]
Noah: Mom, you are misreading the situation, alright? Things are good.
Sharon: You sure?
Noah: Yeah. I swear. Everything’s fine. I’ll see you later, okay?
Victoria: Oh. How was your meeting?
Ashland: Excellent. There are a number of avenues ted might want to pursue. But I think it’s unlikely that he’d be willing to relocate, unless the package and the position were exceptional.
Victoria: I don’t think I can make that commitment at this time.
Ashland: I understand.
Victoria: Do you think that maybe he’d be willing to do some short-term consulting? We could certainly make that worth his while.
Ashland: That’s perfect. I’m glad that nikki’s concerns didn’t sour you on ted before you even met him.
Victoria: Oh. I’m sorry. My mother — she doesn’t mean to be negative. She just wants to make sure that I’m on the same page with you. And I assured her that we are.
Ashland: Good. I would hate for her to have any ongoing concerns because I know she would drive you crazy.
Victoria: [ Laughs ] Our work and our private lives are happy and in balance.
Ashland: I’d like to think that we are totally in sync.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Phyllis: Hey, honey! How’d your meeting go? Wait. Wait. Summer. Oh, you — you must be so excited. But stop. Stop. You’re talking a mile a minute.
[ Chuckles ] Are you — wait. Wait a second. Wait a second. You have an offer for me? To work at marchetti? What kind of offer is it?
Amanda: What’s going on? Did something happen since i left?
Devon: No, no, nothing happened. I’m just thinking about my conversation with mariah, trying to process everything she told me.
Amanda: What did she say?
Devon: She doesn’t think that I should take abby and chance to court.
Amanda: Really? Um, I’m a bit surprised by that.
Devon: Yeah, I’m surprised, too. She made some pretty good points, and I could see her point of view. I could even see where abby and chance are coming from. But what it really made me realize is how many people it’s gonna affect if I follow through with this.
Amanda: Just keep dominic as your top priority, and everything will be okay.
Devon: That’s what I intend to do.
Amanda: You can’t go wrong if you follow your heart.
Abby: I know that that you’re feeling insecure right now. I know that, but… I think it’s natural and I think that you’re gonna get over it.
Chance: Hey. You’re not hearing me, okay? Listen to me. Listen to these questions I’m asking you, for dominic’s sake, not mine, okay?
Abby: Okay. Um, I’ll try.
Chance: Abby, I am scared that our little boy is missing out, being around all my confusion, instead of devon’s certainty. I mean, yes, he’s allowed to come visit whenever, but that’s not the same, abby. It’s not. That leaves all the heavy lifting to us, all the parenting.
Abby: And so?
Chance: And so I think devon deserves more than that. I think dominic deserves more than that. I mean, devon has a direct line into his heart. We’ve all seen it. They are blood. And what I’m asking you is — is it right for us to stand in the way of that?