Y&R Transcript Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Devon: Welcome to the world, little man. They just want to make sure you’re happy and healthy.

Chance: Is he sick? Is this, like, a sick thing? Should I call the doctor?

Devon: No, no, no. I don’t think he’s sick. It’s just — I think he’s tired.

Chance: He isn’t going to sleep.

Devon: Because he’s a baby, you know? He gets fussy and you need to calm him down.

Chance: You got something that’ll make him eat?

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Devon: I don’t have any tricks, but let me try.

Chance: Here you go.

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Chance: It’s okay. Hey, it’s okay, bud.

Devon: Hey, hey, hey.

Dominic: [ Crying ]

Devon: It’s okay. Hey.

Dominic: [ Wailing ]

Devon: Hey, hey.

[ Speaking indistinctly ]

Dominic: [ Wailing ]

Devon: Oh, no. No, you don’t want that. Okay, okay. Let’s get you up. Let’s get you up and let’s just relax. There you go.

Chance: Oh, you did it.

Devon: There you go.

Chance: In her eyes, I’m the perfect husband and the perfect father.

Devon: You don’t see yourself like that?

Chance: Not even close.

Devon: Okay. Well, I mean, the fact that she does — that’s a good thing, right?

Chance: It’s just not who i am, man. I let her down before our baby was even born. I mean, I failed her.

Devon: I don’t know how you figure that you failed anybody. You’re home. You made it. You’re alive. You know, you have a brand-new son. You got a great wife.

Chance: Do I deserve it? You know, I made commitments to abby and dominic. I’m gonna do everything that i can to try to live up to them. But — but the question is, can I?

Devon: [ Sighs ] God, I wish I could talk to you, dad. You wouldn’t just tell me what to do, either. You would — you would break everything down, have me look at it from every angle… find the heart of the matter.

[ Sighs ] And then you’d let me figure it out on my own.

[ Sighs ] Oh, god, I just want to hear you say that you get it, that you get why I’m doing what I’m doing, even though it’s not goa be easy. ‘Cause I’m just trying to do the right thing for my son.

Chance: Hey. You want some coffee?

Abby: No. I didn’t get any sleep, but i feel like I’m gonna jump out of my skin if I have caffeine.

Chance: What can I do to help you?

Abby: Chance, explain it to me. Please. Devon is ready to take legal action to get shared custody of our son, and you don’t want to fight him on it? He has you questioning your ability to be a good father, which is wrong and, frankly, disgusting. You just went through something, something terrible, and he wants you to just bounce back? Healing from trauma takes time. Learning to parent takes time.

Chance: I know, and his point is dominic doesn’t have time to sit around and wait for me to figure this out.

Abby: Our son is thriving. It’s just — it takes a while for us to get established as a family, and I feel like all of this is just unraveling.

Chance: I’m sorry, abby. I’m — I’m sorry. I just feel that our best option is to find some common ground here, you know, find something that everybody can live with, because I don’t see devon backing down. I really don’T. And this has potential to get really ugly.

Abby: Okay, fine. Then let it get ugly because I’m not gonna agree to something that could profoundly disrupt our son’s life. We had a document. We had it drawn up. We all agreed to it. We went into this with our eyes wide open. And now devon wants to change it and he’s taking it this far? You know, it — it breaks my heart, but I am gonna fight for my son. And I need something from you.

Chance: Anything. You know that.

Abby: I need to know that you’re with me, that you’re on my side.

Chance: Abby, of course. I always am.

[ Smooches ]

Lily: Good morning.

Billy: Hi.

Sharon: Good morning, you two. What can I get you?

Lily: Uh, I’ll have an espresso, please.

Billy: That’s right. Take it up a notch. It’s her first day as ceo of chancellor industries.

Sharon: [ Gasps ] That is so wonderful. Congratulations.

Lily: Thank you. Well, it’s billy’s first day, too. He’s joining chancellor as coo so it’s a big day for both of us.

Sharon: Okay, then I’ll congratulate both of you. Clearly you make an excellent team. And you seem very relaxed for such a momentous occasion.

Billy: Well, it’s nice to look towards the future now, putting everything that happened at chanccomm behind us.

Lily: Mm-hmm. Uh, on that note, I think we should go back to the office?

Billy: No, we don’t have to rush out just because adam got here.

Lily: Well, I would like to ignore him.

Billy: We could do that. But what kind of message would that send? Medusa lived with a hideous curse.

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Chance: You going somewhere?

Abby: I just, um — I need to get some air. Dominic’s asleep, and louise is upstairs.

Chance: Hey, I feel like what I said earlier upset you. And I’m –I’m really sorry.

Abby: No, I’m — I’m not angry at you. It’s devon. Insinuating that we’re failing our son — it’s pretty insulting.

Chance: Abby, that doesn’t reflect on you at all. He’s got a problem with me.

Abby: [ Scoffs ] And clearly amanda’s willing to do whatever it takes to get devon whatever he wants, like using everything we say as a weapon.

Chance: I know. I should have never opened up to him. That’s what started this whole thing.

Abby: You confided in devon. You shared what happened to you in spain. And now he’s using that as an excuse to void our agreement.

Chance: Yeah, he sure is, but it’s still my fault.

Abby: Don’t say that. Look, I know you don’t want things to get adversarial, and I love you for it, but devon has gone too far. And I think this is gonna be impossible. I have to go.

[ Smooches ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Footsteps departing ]

Chloe: You’re late. But I forgive you. I just got an update on sally.

Chelsea: How’s her trip to new york going?

Chloe: Well, believe it or not, she’s got a full day planned — interviewing colin lacasa, big score, then lunch at choon-hee park’s atelier, and then dinner with the winner of that reality show, um, about streetwear designers.

Chelsea: Great. And she’s getting it all on video?

Chloe: Just like we planned. Oh, no. What’s wrong? Spill, because we both know we’re not getting down to business until you do.

Chelsea: It’s nothing.

Chloe: Okay, well, the floor is all yours until your breakfast arrives. I ordered your usual. So, are you gonna tell me, or do I have to guess?

Chelsea: Can we just change the subject, please?

Chloe: It’s adam. And don’t tell me I’m wrong because I have seen this movie. This is exactly why I told you to avoid him like the plague. Anything or anyone who throws you off your game is just detrimental to our plans.

Chelsea: Trust me, I know how you feel about adam. You harp on and on about it every chance you get.

Chloe: Well, goodness knows you’ve given me boatloads of opportunities.

[ Sighs ] You are my best friend. I would do and have done anything — anything for you. Why can’t you just do this one simple thing for me?

Chelsea: You were right. Again. About everything. And if I’d just listened to you in the first place, I wouldn’t be stuck in this mess.

[ Sighs ]

Billy: Glad I ran into you.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Why is that?

Billy: I wanted to personally thank you for that text message that you sent to lily congratulating her on her new position at chancellor industries.

Adam: Yeah. I understand that there’s another round of kudos I should bestow. Heard you were just named coo.

Billy: That is correct, yes. I didn’t get a text message from you.

Adam: Mm.

Billy: Seriously, though, thank you very much for reaching out to lily in that way. It’s appreciate. You can’t imagine how surprised I was when I heard you did so.

Adam: Oh, I’m sure I can.

Billy: No. Trust me. You can’T.

Sharon: Adam.

Adam: Mm-hmm?

Sharon: Can I get you something?

Adam: Um, I’m just gonna have a regular coffee. But, uh, in honor of their first day, I’d love to buy the leaders of chancellor industries their coffee.

Billy: Well, isn’t that nice? Celebrating lily’s much-deserved new position.

Adam: I am sure she will do great things there.

Billy: I’m assuming whatever lingering animosity the newmans may have will be solely directed at me? You and victor will let lily thrive without any games or interference? Is that right?

Adam: Absolutely.

Billy: Glad to hear that.

Sharon: Here you go.

Adam: Thank you.

Lily: Thank you, adam, for the coffee.

Adam: My pleasure.

Billy: You have a good day. I know we will.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Bye.

Sharon: I hope at least some of that little performance was sincere. One by poise is our first pad

Chelsea: I was holding out hope that adam and I could find our way back to each other for a reason. I mean, he’s a different man now. And I’m in a better place. And no matter what, something in the past has always brought us back together, so why should this time be any different?

Chloe: That’s why you kept ignoring my words of wisdom?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I thought it was our destiny. And even though adam made it clear I shouldn’t think that way, I still felt like he was connected to me, too, and he felt that, but he was just fighting it because he felt responsible for driving me to do all the terrible things I did.

Chloe: [ Scoffs ] Well, he was. Sorry. Forget I said that. Just tell me what happened last night.

Chelsea: Well, we went to get drinks, which I thought was a good sign, but he was very blunt and very cold when he told me there was no future for us and that I should just stop fooling myself.

Chloe: Oh, honey, that must have been hard for you to hear.

Chelsea: Yeah. Oh, and then it gets worse. He also made it clear that we cannot continue to work together professionally if I can’t let go of the past.

Chloe: I’m sorry.

Chelsea: [ Scoffs ] You know, before, when I was, you know, battling sharon for first place in his heart or he was prioritizing his feud with billy and victor over our relationship, I still always felt like we had an unshakeable bond. It could withstand anything. But I was wrong. Adam has made it clear it’s broken. For good.

Adam: Look, I appreciate that you want to give me the benefit of the doubt, but, as with everything with me and billy, it’s complicated and it’s convoluted.

Sharon: Only because the two of you are so hell-bent on keeping it going.

Adam: Well, I really do wish lily the best.

Sharon: Well, that’s really nice. I’m glad. Um, I should get back to my barista.

Adam: Will you — sharon, will you just wait a minute? There’s just something that i wanted to ask you. Uh, connor has been talking to me about how much he’s been going running with faith, and he mentioned that he texts her when he wants to hang out at the stables. So, I hope he hasn’t been taking up too much of her time.

Sharon: Um…no, of course not.

Adam: Glad to hear it. Living at the tack house does have its drawbacks, but I’m grateful to have extended family around for my son’s sake.

Sharon: I can hear the wistfulness in your voice. You can’t hide how important connor is to you.

Adam: He’s my focus right now. Him and newman media.

Sharon: I’m really glad that you and victor managed to build something. And I know how important that is to you. Regardless of what happens to the company, I do hope that you two will be able to maintain this level of trust.

Adam: Me too.

Sharon: And I can’t help hoping that you would just let go of this thing with billy. Don’t you two realize how much better your lives would be if you weren’t battling?

Adam: Mine would be a lot simpler. Trust me.

Sharon: Well, then walk away. And use this battle as a gauge so that you can see how far you’ve come instead of using it as an excuse to go back to bad behavior.

Adam: Are you gonna give him the same advice?

Sharon: Yeah, actually, I’m going to. You know, you and billy — you’re a lot more alike than either want of you want to admit.

Billy: Welcome to your new office, madam ceo.

Lily: Thank you. Same office I had when I was running chanccomm.

Billy: Yeah, that’s true. It’s a little bit different, you know. Thanks to nick and my wheeling, dealing mother, you now have the entire building, not just this floor.

Lily: I know. Well, it’s nice. I kind of like it. Nice to have something familiar when there’s been so many changes.

[ Gasps ] Aww. Flowers and liquor?

Billy: Don’t look at me.

Lily: No? Oh, it’s from jill, congratulating us on our first day. The scotch is for you, of course.

Billy: Well, she knows me well.

Lily: “I believe in you both and know that you will accomplish great things. Now go kick some ass. Jill.”

Billy: That’s my mother for you. We better listen to the lady and enjoy this last moment of peace we will have in these hallowed halls.

Lily: Very sweet. It is weird, though, coming back to an old office to start a new job, right?

Billy: Yeah. It’s like returning to the scene of a crime.

Lily: Well, I got to say, we did some great things here.

Billy: And in the copy room. Do not forget the copy room.

Lily: No, I could never forget the copy room.

Billy: Look, this is walls and furniture, okay? You are the ceo of chancellor industries, with all the power and the possibilities in your hand, and you’re gonna do amazing things no matter where you are.

Lily: Thank you. With your love and support.

Billy: Anytime, anywhere. Not that you’ll need it. You are capable of changing the world all on your own.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

[ Knock on door ]

Devon: Someone told me there’s a ceo in here.

Lily: Yes. Hi.

Devon: Is it alright?

Lily: What are you doing here?

Devon: Brought you a gift, boss lady.

Lily: Oh, thank you!

Devon: How you doing?

Lily: Good.

Devon: Yeah?

Lily: Better that you’re here.

Devon: Oh, well, I just came to wish you luck and tell you that everyone who loves you that can’t be here today is very proud of what you’ve accomplished, so…

Lily: Thank you.

Devon: You’re welcome. It’s a good day. Welcome to the ceo club.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Ceo club. Thank you.

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: [ Laughs ] (Man 1 vo) I’m living with cll

Chloe: We are each other’s ride-or-die, through thick and thin and everything in between. I just want you to be happy.

Chelsea: And free of adam.

Chloe: Free of your skewed idea of adam, the rose-colored version of your past where he’s some tragic hero or some misunderstood loner with a heart of gold, to stop making excuses for his dangerous behavior. He can’t just blame everything on his traumatic childhood or his father’s manipulations. At some point, you have to make the choice to break free, like you did when you left your grifter life behind. And you built real relationships and focused on making a better life for your son.

Chelsea: Which is what adam did, too.

Chloe: It’s what adam wants people to believe he’s doing. I told adam in order for this to be successful that we can’t be distracted by personal baggage or vendettas, but adam’s gonna be adam.

Chelsea: So, what are you saying? That I should just give up, walk away from the company?

Chloe: No, that is not what i want at all. We need to focus on the work, expanding it to include your incredible designs and making newman fashion an entity on its own so it can survive if adam manages to screw it all up.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: So, yes, you’re right. I — I wanted you to break your addiction to adam… to let go of the hope that things are miraculously going to change.

[ Sighs ] I know your heart is breaking. My heart is breaking for you. Chels, this is not the end of something. This is just the beginning. You have your power back. And now we — we are in control of our own destiny.

Adam: You aren’t the only one to compare me to billy recently.

Sharon: Ohh. And how do you feel about that?

Adam: [ Sighs ] It is enough to make a guy go all-in on changing his ways.

Sharon: You and billy have both come a really long way. You both have full lives. You know, that’s proof that people can heal, and that’s really inspiring.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Come on. I have only inspired people to do terrible things.

Sharon: Oh, excuse me. Abby.

Abby: Hey.

Sharon: Are you okay? You look a little stressed.

Abby: Um, I’ve been better.

Adam: Hi, abby. Well, I better get back to the office before they send out a search party. It’s good to see you, abby. I hope things turn around for you soon.

Abby: Thank you.

Adam: Take care, sharon.

Sharon: You too. Um, do you want to talk about it? I’m all ears. We can sit down.

Abby: Thank you for offering to listen, but I really don’t want to get into it right now.

Sharon: Are you sure? Because I think if you didn’t, you would have just told me that everything’s fine.

Abby: [ Sighs ] I just — it’s stuff at home. You know, I have a new baby and a husband who’s been through a lot.

Sharon: I understand. Well, we can just sit down and not talk about it. Or I can get you something to eat.

Abby: I am kind of hungry.

Sharon: Alright. See? I can’t solve all the world’s problems, but I can fix that.

Nate: I cannot believe it took us two whole days of shopping to find lamps that you liked.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Admit it. Those lamps were a huge improvement from those purple ones you had.

Nate: Just so you know, i kept the receipts, just in case.

Elena: Don’t you dare return my lamps.

Nate: Never. I want you to love everything about your new home.

Elena: I already do. Living with you has changed my life for the better.

Nate: Mm, speaking of changes, I heard jill may have found a new buyer for chanccomm.

Elena: Uh-oh.

Nate: What? Is that bad news?

Elena: Well, the new owner might not want to continue with askmdnow. Or they might not want to retain me as the face of the platform.

Nate: Okay, before you get too worried, let me tell you who the new buyer is.

Elena: Okay. Tell me.

Nate: Newman/locke. I might be able to pull a few best-man strings for you.

[ Both laugh ]

Elena: Very funny.

Nate: No, but seriously, ashland has been a big supporter of the hospital. And I’m sure he believes in the mission of askmdnow. And at the very least, it’s good P.R.

Elena: Well, you are certainly more confident than i am about its fate.

Nate: Be honest, elena. Are you sure you don’t want this site to fold?

Lily: Aww, thank you.

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: But just so you know, behind every ceo is a very dedicated coo.

Devon: Oh, of course. Of course. Congratulations to you, too, billy.

Billy: Yeah. Thank you. But let’s be honest. This is her show. I’m just here to help her fulfill her vision. It’s gonna be nice to be out of the limelight a little bit. Speaking of, I should head back to my office and actually get some work done.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: You let me know if you need anything, boss.

Lily: Yes.

Devon: It’s good to see you, man.

Billy: You too.

Devon: See you.

Lily: Don’T.

Devon: Don’t what? You gonna blame me for having reservations about the guy after everything that happened at chanccomm?

Lily: Well, kindly keep them to yourself.

Devon: Oh, you’ve got it. I won’t say anything.

Lily: Okay. Thank you. That’s all I want. Now, enough about me. Tell me what’s going on with you and the baby. And before you say it’s my day, just know that you cannot deny a ceo the truth on their very first day of work.

Devon: [ Chuckles ] Well, I’ve — I’ve officially, uh, started the legal process of getting shared custody of dominic. And amanda’s representing me, of course.

Lily: Wow. How did abby and chance react to that?

Devon: Abby didn’t react well at all, and, uh, I’m not really sure how chance feels about it. He’s very hard to read. I feel like he’s gone through so much overseas that he’s just keeping everything he’s feeling inside, and that’s one of the main reasons why I feel like what I’m doing is the right thing for dominic. It’s gonna be up to a judge to make the decision.

[ Cellphone pings ] Hang on. Let me check this.

Lily: Yeah. No problem. I’m amber.

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[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Come in.

[ Door opens ] How are you?

Chelsea: Better. I, uh, thought a lot about what you said last night, how there’s no chance in hell we’ll ever be together again.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Chelsea, that was not my words.

Chelsea: You made yourself painfully clear.

Adam: The lasthint that I wanted to do is to hurt you.

Chelsea: Okay, since we’re being blunt, that’s a crock.

[ Laughs ] You were being cruel to be kind, making sure I got the message this time. And listen — I get it. You wanted to make sure your intentions were clear, not getting mixed up in past emotions or tangled up in our past. We know each other pretty well by now.

Adam: We do.

Chelsea: It’s both a blessing and a curse.

Adam: Look, I think that we’ve — we’ve said everything that there is to stay about this, chelsea.

Chelsea: Don’t worry. As much as I do believe we could have a future for us and our son, I am not gonna humiliate myself by trying to convince you of that. And I’m certainly not gonna subject myself to more of what you were inflicting on me last night. I am just here to discuss how we move forward professionally. There’s something I’m gonna need from you if that’s gonna happen.

Sharon: Rey told me that chance is taking an indefinite amount of time off from work to spend with you at home and the baby?

Abby: Yeah, yeah. He wants to make up for the time he lost with dom and me.

Sharon: Well, that’s a good thing.

Abby: Yeah, it is.

Sharon: But things are still difficult?

Abby: I just — I feel like i need to protect my family.

Sharon: Well, yeah. Every mom feels that way. Are you talking about something specific?

Abby: Just keeping watch and holding everything together has become my primary job.

Sharon: Because chance is still struggling and then you feel like you have to take care of him, too.

Abby: My husband is fine. He loves our son, and he would do anything for our family. I don’t know why everyone keeps treating him like he’s about to fall apart.

Sharon: Okay. Well, I’m glad that he’s doing well. Um, I only asked because I know how difficult it can be to get over a traumatic experience.

Abby: Well, no, it hasn’t been easy for him, but he’s handling it.

Sharon: And it hasn’t been easy for you, either.

Abby: My husband’s home, and he’s safe. I can’t complain.

Sharon: Well, you actually can, and you should. Acknowledging your feelings can only help you and your family.

Abby: So, I get a pastry with a side of free counseling.

Sharon: Yeah, that’s the house specialty around here.

Abby: Mm. Well, I appreciate the advice, but I really don’t need a therapist.

Sharon: No, I get it. I’ll, uh — I’ll back off. I just wanted to let you know that I’m sorry for what you’re going through and you’re not alone. It really does take a village. And you should let yourself reach out to others, you know, if not me, your family or maybe friends who you really trust.

Abby: I know. I know there’s a lot of people who care about us.

Sharon: So, open up your world and dominic’S.

Abby: Chance and I need to be enough. We are dominic’s parents. He is everything that we — we wanted, everything we fought for. I mean, if we can’t do this —

Sharon: You can, and you will. But that doesn’t mean you can’t reach out to everyone who loves your son. It’ll help everyone.

Abby: Well, thank you. Thank you, um, sharon, uh, for the pastry and for listening, but, um, I need to get home to chance and dominic. Thanks.

Devon: Chance. Hey. Come in. Can I get you anything?

Chance: No. I’m okay. I’m just gonna cut right to it, man. There’s no lawyers, no abby. It’s just me wanting to know something.

Devon: Alright. Let’s — let’s have a talk. What, um — what would you like to say?

Chance: If I didn’t make it back or if I was in a better headspace right now, would you still be making all these legal demands?

Devon: I mean, I don’t — i don’t think we should be talking hypotheticals here. We should stick with reality.

Chance: Alright, but I want to hear it from you, man. Before we get the lawyers involved, I want to hear it from you. I mean, they’d probably even say that this is a terrible idea to do right now, but you know what? I think it is exactly what we need to do. So, how can we handle this without turning it into a war?

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Billy: Five minutes till launch.

Lily: Yeah. It’s just a remote meeting.

Billy: Across every time zone with every chancellor employee waiting to meet their new ceo. And you’re gonna be great.

Lily: Yep, I’ll be great.

Billy: You’re glowing, and i love to see it. You know the best thing to come out of the whole chanccomm debacle? My mother’s brilliant idea of putting you in charge of chancellor.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Well, I think it was also a good litmus test of the love, strength, and loyalty of our relationship.

Billy: Wasn’t easy, was it? For either of us.

Lily: No. It was a trial by fire. But we made it through.

Billy: And we did because of your support.

Lily: Well, and because you believed in me. So thank you for joining me on this adventure. I’m really happy that you’re by my side.

Billy: Today is all about you.

Lily: No. It’s about us. We made it through the other side stronger than before.

Billy: It’s a damn good day, isn’t it?

Lily: [ Laughs ]

Elena: I’m the face of askmdnow. I’m the person who fought for the health and wellness focus, to not only diagnose but take a preventative approach. Why would I want that to fold?

Nate: You’re already working long hours at the hospital, and you’re still volunteering at the clinic. And whatever spare time you can find, you’re doing askmdnow. And somehow you manage to squeeze me in. That’s a lot on your plate. I — too much maybe.

Elena: Look, I appreciate you being concerned about my well-being. And, yes, maybe there are times when I feel a little bit over-committed. But you of all people should know how that goes.

Nate: Yeah. I get it. Yeah.

Elena: I love all my work. I’m actually making a difference. I’m saving lives. And the time I get to spend with you — well, that’s my favorite part of the day.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Elena: So, what could i possibly give up?

Nate: I’m just saying you’ve had more time for, say, home decorating now that chanccomm has been on hiatus.

Elena: [ Laughs ]

Nate: Are you ready to give up that free time again?

Elena: Yes, I — I have enjoyed those extra hours. But I am so proud of the work we’re doing at askmdnow. So, yeah, I’m committed… so long as the new owners of chanccomm are, too. I hope that you’re not asking me all these questions because you think I’m gonna start neglecting you. Because it’s not gonna happen.

Nate: I guess I’ll just have to pamper you a bit more when you do come home…to our home.

Elena: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: So, what is it that you want from me?

Chelsea: Information. Given the concerns you expressed last night, I want to make sure you’re not having second thoughts letting me run newman fashion with chloe.

Adam: What?

[ Chuckling ] No. No, absolutely not. Okay, that discussion was about our personal lives, and I needed to make sure that we had some clarity about the situation so we can move forward.

Chelsea: Heard and understood. Since we’re being brutally honest with each other, I’m sure you can understand why I had to ask the question.

Adam: And in keeping with that, I hope you know that i want you to continue working with chloe. Recreating the partnership that you guys had and building on that — that is what I want to see. I mean, your second act is gonna be phenomenal. You’re an incredible talent.

Chelsea: Thank you. That means a lot.

Adam: I would be honored to help you achieve every bit of success that you deserve.

Chelsea: Well, I’m glad to hear you say that because I’m really excited about the ideas chloe and I are coming up with.

Adam: Well, if there’s anything I can do to help, just say the word.

Chelsea: Well, actually, in order to do my best at work, i need total freedom, no drama.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Of course. We all need that.

Chelsea: So, in order to avoid any awkwardness between us, I think it’s best if newman fashion relocate to a new workspace. Under the circumstances, not running into you every five minutes would be ideal.

Devon: Yeah, chance, the last thing I want is for this to turn into a war, so we can definitely talk. So have a seat, please.

Chance: Alright. Well, first off, I do not like what this is doing to abby. She hasn’t had a moment of peace since you brought this up.

Devon: Well, I hate to hear that ’cause that wasn’t my intention at all. But she feels like me spending more time with dominic is gonna confuse and upset him. I’m curious, though, where you stand on the whole thing.

Chance: Well, I love dominic. And I love my wife. So I guess I just want what’s best for everyone.

Devon: That’s what I want, too. I just — I don’t understand why you guys feel so threatened by what I’m asking. Especially given the circumstances, I don’t think it’s very unreasonable at all. And, look, please don’t ever take offense to anything I say because I have all the respect in the world for your service and for all the time that you’ve spent laying your life on the line and protecting people. But can you tell me right now that you are in a solid place emotionally and that you’re ready to give dominic everything he needs and all the attention and the love he needs without being affected by the trauma that you’ve gone through? Can you honestly say that you’re ready to do that right now?

[ Knock on door ] One second.

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Devon: Hey. Abby.

Abby: Hey.

[ Door closes ]

Abby: Chance? What are you doing here? A lot of people think dealing with copd

Lily: [ Laughs ] Oh, my god. Did that just happen? It’s — it’s official. I’m ceo of chancellor. Me!

Billy: It is official. You! Congratulations.

Lily: So, how did I do? Was it okay?

Billy: How did you do? Come on. That was amazing, honestly.

Lily: Yeah?

Billy: Yes, the way you fielded those question, poised, powerful. They were eating out of the palm of your hand, and they loved you.

Lily: You think so?

Billy: Honestly, it was amazing. I’ve never seen anything like that. The energy, the excitement.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Billy: The best way to start this company for sure.

Lily: Yes.

Billy: Congratulations. How do you feel?

Lily: Oh, I’m just gonna show you.

Billy: Mmm.

Adam: Move the fashion division out of the building? That seems a little extreme.

Chelsea: It’s a rational and logical solution to the problem of us working together. Out of sight, out of mind.

Adam: Look, I think that we are more than capable of maintaining a professional relationship. I think that we can handle this like adults.

Chelsea: Well, this is adult me telling adult you what I need in order to keep working at newman media. It’s a reasonable request, one I’m sure you can easily manage.

[ Door closes ]

[ Exhales heavily ]

Abby: Chance, what are you doing here?

Chance: Abby, I have to do what’s best for that little boy.

Abby: Our son?

Chance: Yes, and I was just gonna see if we could work something out. That’s it.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Okay. I get it. You’re trying to hash out a plan away from the overprotective mom, hoping that I get on board?

Devon: No, abby, that’s not what’s happening at all.

Abby: Look, if there’s something that needs to be discussed, it needs to be between the two of us.

Chance: Okay, abby, I just wanted to talk to devon alone, father to father. Now, devon just asked me a question, and I think it deserves an answer.

Devon: All I asked was, given everything he’s been through, is he ready to give dominic all the love and attention that he needs and deserves right now?

Abby: Chance?

Chance: No. I’m not sure I can.

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