Y&R Transcript Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Victoria: Thank you. I just scheduled a meeting with our financial team to go over our year-end numbers, and i think you’re gonna be happy.

Ashland: Well, I can’t wait to hear.

Victoria: I’ll admit, I’m impressed with what I’ve done so far, but I’ve even more excited about what’s yet to come, and with the moves that I’ve been making, I might even outdo myself in the coming months.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Are you serious? Do you really think you’re gonna get away with this?

Victor: Michael.

Michael: Victor.

Victor: Nice to see you. Come in.

Michael: Yes. Um, I — I come bearing news.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Michael: I have informed everyone at city hall that I am stepping down as district attorney. There will be a formal announcement made shortly, and now that I’m officially transitioning from public servant to private attorney, I can make myself more available to you as your counsel.

Victor: Well, I’ll be damned.

Michael: [ Laughs ] And when I say “available,” i mean within reason, as we discussed, right?

Victor: Ah, we have discussed it amply. I’m very glad to hear you made that decision.

Michael: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: Okay? Means a lot. Now, I have some news for you. Newman/locke just filed a lawsuit against newman media.

Amanda: Okay, well, I’ll be in touch soon. Take care.

[ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Ooh. Was that a new client?

Amanda: Yeah, she hired me to set up a trust for her grandchildren.

Phyllis: Ooh, she must be loaded.

Amanda: Well, if I told you that, I’d be violating attorney-client privilege, but let’s just say a dozen more like her, and my new law firm will be on solid footing.

Phyllis: I have no doubt about that. You’ll get there soon.

Amanda: Thank you. Now, what’s going on with you? You got any more frivolous lawsuits?

Phyllis: Um, no. The only thing I will need counsel for is, uh, my entire future.

Amanda: What?

Phyllis: I’m trying to decide whether I leave genoa city for good and start a new beginning.

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Phyllis: So, my daughter offered me a job at marchetti. I’m considering taking it.

Amanda: Okay, wait, i don’t — I don’t understand. You just want to up and leave genoa city? Like, this hotel, all your friends?

Phyllis: Remember what I was telling you the other day, that I’m at loose ends and I want to create chaos? That happens, you know. It’s — it’s, I’m sure, the universe offering me a new beginning.

Amanda: Well, there are a lot of opportunities here that would not require you uprooting your entire life.

Phyllis: Well, I’m not really rooted here, truth be told. Okay? And we’re talking about milan. I mean, it’s an incredible city. It’s gorgeous and glamorous and, more importantly, my daughter’s there.

Amanda: I know that you’ve missed her a lot since she’s been gone, but…this just seems like a really extreme reaction, and I think if you left, you would miss a lot of people here that care about you.

Phyllis: It’s an opportunity to have a kick-ass job with my kick-ass daughter. And don’t you think some of those people who “care about me” would like to visit milan and buy italian shoes from the source? Come on.

Amanda: I would actually rather you stayed.

Phyllis: You’re lovely. Ohh. Amanda, you’re my only friend here. You are. You’re my only friend. Michael and lauren, that’s it.

Amanda: Phyllis, I think that you are purposely leaving out a few people.

Phyllis: Who? Who am I leaving out?

Amanda: I don’t know, jack? Nick?

Phyllis: They’re not friends. They’re my ex-husbands.

[ Laughs ] I mean, nick has made it clear he doesn’t want to be a pal. And then jack, he’s not even — he’s not even talking to me.

Amanda: You feel shut out of their lives at the moment, and it hurts, but I think that you’re dealing with it by taking this huge leap when a smaller leap is what’s called for.

Phyllis: Well, you know, i don’t do anything halfway, so…

Amanda: Well, I think that that’s kind of part of the problem. I’m just saying that you got to consider moderation. Maybe go on a vacation or consider expanding your business.

Phyllis: Neither of those things would bring me closer to summer.

Amanda: Okay. Summer — I know that you’re drawn to her. I understand now, especially being so close with my mom. And I really do wish that I had that life-long bond that you and summer have.

Phyllis: Yeah. There’s nothing more important to me than my daughter.

Amanda: But moving to milan? You would be starting a new job in a different city where you don’t even know the language. Is that really what you want? Or is this more about jack and him going radio silent?

Victoria: I gather that you’ve heard from your corporate lawyers.

Adam: You’re suing newman media for the use of the newman name?

Victoria: That about sums it up.

Adam: You do realize that our father, victor newman, is the primary financial backer of newman media, right? And last time that I checked, my last name is newman, as well.

Victoria: Yes, I’m aware of that. But we probably shouldn’t be discussing this right now. Why don’t you have your lawyer call my lawyer? I mean, surely you’ve dealt with enough legal issues in your life to know that’s how it works.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, I wanted to hear whatever absurd explanation there was for this lawsuit from the horse’s mouth.

Victoria: Oh, okay. Well, since you’re here, I might as well lay it out for you. The media division at newman enterprises existed long before you even knew you shared our last name.

Adam: Oh, you’re talking about the division that you sold.

Victoria: The one that we’re buying back. Ashland and I have decided that we are gonna rename chanccomm newman media. I mean, the name only makes sense now that we’re bringing the division back into the newman fold. Come on, it would be problematic having two newman medias out there operating in the world, don’t you think?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] I think you’ve gone insane.

Victoria: And I think that you should look at this as an opportunity to refresh and rebrand your company. You could come up with a new name. How about victor and son? I don’t know. I mean, be creative. Have fun with it. Just know that newman media is no longer available to you. Now, if you’ll excuse me, ashland and I are gonna grab a bite.

Adam: We’re not finished. I would like a moment alone with my sister.

Ashland: How about I grab us some lunch and I’ll bring it back to the office?

Victoria: Thank you.

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Look, you can just drop the condescending tone because I see right through you.

Michael: You’re surprisingly calm about the fact that victoria is suing you.

Victor: Well, I’m impressed by her moxie, you know?

Michael: Alright, let’s run with that. Care to explain?

Victor: She wants the company. Not gonna go down without a fight. She approached me to buy newman media, and I turned her down.

Michael: Huh. I bet adam appreciated that.

Victor: Adam doesn’t know. I’m keeping him out of the loop. Now, do you think there’s any merit to the lawsuit?

Michael: Hmm, absolutely not. It’s nothing but a nuisance. Family in-fighting might put a dent in the newman image, but I’m more than confident that you would win in court. Victoria’s people could come up with an argument, but they really don’t have much of a case.

Victoria: Which I think victoria realizes. Do you think this is part of her strategy or is this just retaliation?

Michael: I could do some digging.

Victor: Mm-hmm. I think I have a better plan. I’m amber.

Adam: We both know that this lawsuit is a ridiculous ploy.

Victoria: It’s simply business.

Adam: You never cared about the company name before, so why now?

Victoria: Because I want all of my divisions to have the newman name.

Adam: Okay, then why don’t you call it newman communications?

Victoria: Too confusing. We wouldn’t want people to mix up our two companies — one being the gold standard and the other being yours.

Adam: Victor named you ceo of newman enterprises ages ago, and now, suddenly, that’s not enough validation for you? You have to come after me and try to damage the success that i have earned?

Victoria: Earned? Wow, that’s a very strong word. I’m not sure how successful you would be if daddy hadn’t handed you a company to run.

Adam: There it is — the green-eyed monster. That need to be number one in daddy’s eyes. I mean, that’s what this is about, right? That’s why you tried to turn victor against me with the whole billy debacle.

Victoria: Oh, adam, you’re letting your deep-seated insecurities get the best of you.

Adam: You have wasted your energy on this embarrassing endeavor that you’re gonna lose in more ways than one. I mean, by suing newman media and our father just to spite me, it’s not gonna sit well with the old man.

Victoria: Well, that’s between him and me.

[ Telephone rings ] We’re done here. So if you’ll excuse me, I have work to do. Victoria newman. Hi. Yes, I did receive the report. No, I haven’t had time to review it, but I’m going to do so this afternoon. Great. No, I think it looks good so far.

Phyllis: This is not about jack.

Amanda: Really? Because it seems like you want to uproot your entire life because he went on an extended business trip to that very city, and you still haven’t spoken to him since you turned him down on christmas eve.

Phyllis: My decision has nothing to do with jack or nick or anyone else.

Amanda: Then what’s it about?

Phyllis: It’s about me. Remember, I told you I was at loose ends?

Amanda: Yeah.

Phyllis: I mean, I want everything. I’ve always been a striver. I am proud of that.

[ Sighs ] You know? And it’s just everything here is just boring. I’m getting complacent, and i need to change that.

Amanda: And why is moving across the ocean the only remedy? What about this hotel?

Phyllis: I’ll hire somebody else to run it. Crystal’s more than capable.

Amanda: You are irreplaceable.

Phyllis: Or I could sell it. Both of nick’s sisters wanted this hotel. They fought me for it. I’m sure there’d be plenty of interest.

Amanda: After everything you did to hold onto it, you’re just gonna up and give it away? That would kill you.

Phyllis: It may sting for a little bit, but I’d get beyond it. I’d have a career in milan. That’s beyond thrilling.

Ashland: Yes, I’d like to meet with the team as soon as it can be arranged. Fly them in. Or if it’s absolutely necessary, I’ll go to new york. No, victoria will not be attending the meeting. She’s busy with other projects, so I’ll be spearheading this with her full support. Uh-huh. Bye then.

Michael: Ashland locke? Michael baldwin. It’s so nice to meet you.

Ashland: You recognize me?

Michael: Well, from the news, mostly.

Ashland: Well, I recognize you as well, mr. Da. I’m surprised we haven’t crossed paths before.

Michael: Isn’t it fortuitous that we are both here right now? Are you meeting victoria?

Ashland: No, I’m just getting something to go.

Michael: Um, wondering if you might have a moment to chat while you wait for your food?

Ashland: Sure. Why not?

Victor: Hello, sweetheart.

Victoria: Well, hello there. Come in, please. Mwah. You know, I’ve had an odd mix of visitors today.

Victor: Really?

Victoria: Yeah, all of them with the last name newman.

Victor: Hmm. I told your secretary to hold all calls because you and I have something rather serious to discuss, don’t we?

Victoria: Really? Well, I’m game. Why don’t we take a seat?

Victor: Okay.

Victoria: So, where would you like to begin?

Victor: Where do you think?

Victoria: Why don’t you tell me, so I’ll be sure?

Victor: Is this lawsuit meant as an attempt to exert leverage or are you serious? Because, if you are, of course you’re aware of who you’re dealing with, yes? I’m victor newman. I created that name. I built my empire under my name. It will always stay under my name.

Victoria: I understand that, daddy. But that’s precisely my point. Newman media should belong to the newman empire that you built.

Victor: Under the newman/locke umbrella?

Victoria: We could avoid spending our money and our energy over a legal battle if you would just agree to sell to me.

Victor: So this lawsuit is about leverage.

Victoria: Well, it’s definitely got your attention. I mean, you must see the value in what I’m suggesting. It’s not as if you would lose anything. In fact, you would — you would benefit from the further expansion of your communications and media properties of newman enterprises. You are the chairman of the board. You are the major stockholder. This would be really good for the company, and what’s good for the company is good for you.

Victor: Mm-hmm. You know there are other people involved, right? If I were to consider your offer, where would that leave adam? If you, like many people,

Victor: I understand your desire to consolidate newman media and chanccomm under the umbrella of newman/locke.

Victoria: Well, together, they would be bigger and stronger.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Victoria: They would be more than the equal sum of their parts. It would be like a new and improved newman media.

Victor: Where does this leave adam? Would he be running the newly expanded company? I mean, he would be have to be part of the package deal, you know?

Victoria: Are we negotiating here, daddy, or is this some kind of test?

Victor: I’m asking you a question.

Victoria: I’m not thrilled by the idea of keeping adam on, but I would be open to discussing the possibility, if you’re serious. The thing is, if you are serious, then I don’t understand why we’re having this talk without adam present.

Victor: Never mind adam, okay? This is between the two of us right now.

Victoria: Even if I did agree to adam running the division, who’s to say that adam will? I mean, he and I, we’re not enemies, per se, but we certainly don’t trust one another. You know, he dropped by earlier to give me an earful about the lawsuit, and I can assure you, he’s not happy about it.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Victoria: And you and I both know that he will resent it if you sell the company to me. I’m sure that he’s gonna detest working under me, so my question to you is, if adam refuses to come on board, is that a deal-breaker for you?

Amanda: Making a huge life change, it will be exciting, but I’m gonna keep hounding you until you admit that jack is playing a role in this sudden desire to move across the ocean. And I’m extremely good at cross-examination, so I would just give up now if I were you. Just…

Phyllis: Okay, hey. I don’t understand why he’s freezing me out. I really don’t get it. And I just do miss how thoughtful he is. He’s really funny, by the way. Did you know he was really funny? You know, beneath that buttoned-up exterior, he’s really funny.

Amanda: Yeah, I figured that much. You would never be with somebody who couldn’t make you laugh.

Phyllis: Yeah, it is what it is.

Amanda: It’s whatever you make it out to be.

Phyllis: I’m trying to make everything incredible and exciting and fabulous all the time. That’s what I try to do. And if I live in milan, it will be. I’ll be a part of fashion week, weekends at lake como. I mean, that’s genius.

Amanda: What exactly would you be doing in milan?

Phyllis: Alright, well, um… well, summer’s gonna go over that. I obviously have to go to milan and go through the finer points of this job, but it’s, i believe, in marketing. Marketing, yeah. And, um, very high level position.

Amanda: Do you have experience in marketing? Because I thought that your background was in tech.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah, marketing, tech. It’s in my wheelhouse.

Amanda: Oh, okay. Well, if you say so.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. So it’ll be thrilling and exciting, and I’ll be working alongside my daughter, and that means everything to me. And you were on board with this before.

Amanda: Okay, yes, that, I’m on board with. I will support you taking a trip to milan. But not accepting the job. No huge life changes. Not until you talk to someone who knows you a little better than I do.

Phyllis: Oh. Oh, no. What? Who are you texting? It better not be jack.

Michael: I thought you might be interested in learning that i am returning to private practice and will be working as counsel to victor newman.

Ashland: Well, that’s an interesting career change.

Michael: Oh, I hope it will bring new challenges. But honestly, it already has, since I am handling certain matters for victor.

Ashland: Ah, yes, I assume you must have heard all about the —

Michael: Lawsuit. That’s a fairly bold move by you and your wife.

Ashland: Well, we are nothing if not bold.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] Oh, off the record, um… newman media doesn’t think the case has legs. They’re not concerned.

Ashland: Really?

Michael: Truly.

Ashland: Well, you certainly live up to your reputation.

Michael: You haven’t been around here long enough to know much about me.

Ashland: Well, you’d be surprised. From what I understand, you have quite an incredible tale of incarceration and redemption, yet even once back on the righteous path, you’ve had to contend with some low points. Including some noteworthy allegations and criminal charges.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] All of which were dropped.

Ashland: Mm.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] All part of the journey to my becoming the upstanding man which you see before you now. But I am flattered that you took the time to do your homework.

Ashland: Well, I make it a point of looking into the da and every other prominent legal figure in the cities that I work and live.

Michael: Smart. I fancy myself a bit of a reader, too. I mean, that’s why I know so much about your business reputation. Oh, and I was fascinated by that article on chanccomm about you. Of course, until it was retracted by billy abbott because he admits it’s a pack of lies. What an emotional roller coaster that must have been for you. Not that we need to rehash your history. My point being that you, like myself, have lived a rather colorful life.

Ashland: I agree. We have some things in common. We have both seen it all.

Michael: And done it all.

Ashland: We like to push boundaries, dabbled in the gray if need be, and we both live for a good fight.

Michael: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Hello, gentlemen. You mind if I join you?

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Ashland: Well, I hope your conversation with victoria went well after I left.

Adam: Oh, I’m sure she will tell you all about it.

Ashland: Mm.

Adam: But right now I’m a little more interested in what you’re discussing with the da.

Ashland: Mr. Baldwin and i were just having a friendly chat, getting to know one another.

Michael: I was just informing mr. Locke that I’m leaving the da’s office to work for your father. I’m surprised he didn’t mention that to you.

Adam: He did. I just didn’t know you were coming on so soon.

Michael: Yeah, neither did I. But you know victor, he can be very persuasive.

Adam: Well, I assume if you’re here on my father’s behalf, then the conversation must be about the newman/locke attack on newman media.

Ashland: The word “attack” is a bit melodramatic. We’re filing a simple civil suit to bring the company name back under the corporate umbrella where it belongs.

Adam: That’s one very flawed way of looking at it. I assume michael had some things to say about your argument.

Ashland: He did, and I heard what he had to say, but mr. Baldwin hasn’t gone up against the likes of victoria and me. No offense.

Michael: Oh, none taken.

Ashland: Thanks for the talk.

Michael: Ashland, he, uh, has some bravado, but that doesn’t win cases in court, so don’t worry about this.

[ Clears throat ] We’ve got it.

Victor: Nothing really is a deal-breaker because we don’t have a deal yet. But you’re right about what you said. Adam will balk at working under your leadership.

Victoria: So, how do we solve the problem?

Victor: There’s no problem. I think adam, at this time, needs a dose of humility.

Victoria: You know, I’m thrilled that you’re giving real thought to selling to me, daddy. I hoped that you would. I just didn’t expect that it would happen. At least not this soon. I have to say, though, the other day you turned me down. What exactly changed your mind?

Victor: What, I don’t have a right to change my mind?

Victoria: Well, you just don’t do it that often.

Victor: Yeah, well, just know that when I do, it is usually after a serious consideration. Alright, my darling, I’ll be in touch. Meanwhile, you come up with a figure that’d be pleasing to me, okay? Don’t lowball me.

Victoria: No, I would never.

Amanda: I didn’t text jack. I am not that messy. I just — I called for some backup.

Phyllis: Oh, who did you text? Just tell me, please.

Amanda: Mm, you’ll see.

Phyllis: [ Groans ]

Amanda: But in the meantime, let’s talk about this hotel. So you said if you move to milan, you can either sell or you can hire someone to manage the place in your absence.

Phyllis: Right, I mean, given all the disasters that have happened here, you can make a very, very strong case that somebody else should run it.

Amanda: Okay, I will bite. My counter-argument would be that that is part of the appeal of the grand phoenix, the potential for things to get wild. Your clientele, they are adventurous. They enjoy the unexpected.

Phyllis: Okay, well, I don’t think that would stand up in court. I mean, it’s hard to defend a bunch of guests getting drugged. Just saying.

Amanda: Okay, well, all I’m saying is that it’s a lot to consider. And giving up the business that you’ve poured your heart into, that is not a decision to be taken lightly.

Michael: Phyllis, amanda just texted me, said you needed something?

Phyllis: You brought michael into this?

Amanda: You said he’s your most trusted friend.

Phyllis: Ugh.

Michael: Hello, I’m standing here. What’s going on?

Amanda: Phyllis says that she wants to leave genoa city for good.

Michael: The hell you will. If I’ve got to stick around, so do you. Hey! It’s me! Your dry skin!

Michael: Alright, what is this all about you wanting to move away?

Phyllis: Look at you. You were said you were on board, then you bring in another attorney to play devil’s advocate.

Amanda: First of all, I said that I was on board with you taking a trip to milan to figure things out. Second, I am an attorney. And third, I want you to have the best possible advice.

Michael: There you go. So what brought on this sudden urge to flee?

Phyllis: My daughter has invited me to work alongside of her at marchetti. I mean, who could say no?

Michael: You can and should say no to your daughter’s generous but totally insane offer.

Phyllis: Why?

Michael: Because you love genoa city. You’re happy here.

Phyllis: I’m not really that happy here, michael.

Michael: Listen, this town made you the person you are today. When you came here, you were a desperate, needy woman obsessed with danny romalotti.

Phyllis: Oh, okay.

Michael: No, no, no. Then, look, you grew. After a whole lot of mistakes and, let’s be honest, some felonies and many more misdemeanors, but you grew and you started channeling all that energy and determination into the right directions. You became a force to be reckoned with, someone who would set goals and achieve them, someone who would do anything for the people she loved, someone who would stand up for what she believed in even though everybody else in town thought she was nuts. Look, genoa city molded you, but you’ve also molded it. And I, personally, am insulted for myself and on behalf of lauren that you’re even considering bailing.

Phyllis: Well, don’t be insulted. Don’t take it personally. I mean, I still love you guys.

Michael: If you had said once that, “hey, I want to live in milan” or, “hey, I would rather do something else than own and operate a hotel that I fought tooth and nail for,” I might humor you. But you didn’T. So there’s no way I can even pretend that this has any merit at all.

Phyllis: You said you were on board with this, me working with my daughter.

Amanda: I was on board with the two of you getting together in the general sense. I am not on board with this, no.

Michael: Working at marchetti is a great idea, if you want to destroy your relationship. Working for your daughter, looming over her every moment, i don’t think you’ll even last a month. Maybe not even a week.

Phyllis: Okay.

Michael: It’s a bad idea. You have to know that.

Phyllis: What are you talking about? It was my daughter who offered me the job.

Michael: That doesn’t make it right! I need to know that you’ve come to your senses, so [Chuckles] I can be on my way.

Ashland: You will never guess who I ran into while picking up our order. Michael baldwin.

Victoria: Really? Had the two of you ever met before?

Ashland: No. But he was rather eager to make my acquaintance. Did you know that he is working for your father?

Victoria: No, I had no idea. I wonder how that came about. Maybe michael was looking for a change and he approached my dad. Maybe my dad reached out to michael because he’s looking to reinforce his legal team.

Ashland: Reinforce his legal team to battle us?

Victoria: Maybe.

Ashland: Hmm. Well, obviously, michael didn’t give me any details about that, and I wanted to probe deeper, but adam showed up and joined us.

Victoria: Huh. That must’ve been awkward.

Ashland: I prefer to call it casually tense. Adam was rather evasive when i asked him about how the rest of his conversation went with you.

Victoria: It was fine. He made a feeble attempt at a mind game, which I dismissed.

Ashland: Well, that’s exactly what I thought he was doing with us.

Victoria: You know, I find it interesting that adam didn’t throw the fact that michael is working for my dad in my face.

Ashland: Maybe he’s playing his cards close to his vest or he didn’t know.

Victoria: I’ll bet it’s the latter. Dad’s been keeping things from adam these days. Do you know that he didn’t mention to him that I made a pitch to buy newman media?

Ashland: Are you sure about that?

Victoria: I’m positive. When you were out earlier, my father stopped by, and we had the most interesting conversation.

Victor: Yes, son?

Adam: Why didn’t you tell me that you hired michael baldwin? Is there something going on that I need to know about? How did olay top expensive creams?

Phyllis: Um…okay. I don’t know if I should feel touched that you want me to stay here so badly or annoyed that you’re so loud in my place of business.

Michael: Stick with touched. You wouldn’t want to disappoint me or amanda. She asked me here to knock some sense into you because she cares.

Phyllis: Listen, I’m gonna tell you what I told amanda, okay? My life has become [Sighs] About my exes and this hotel and standing behind that counter all the time. I mean, honestly, I don’t like it.

Michael: Then make some changes, here in genoa city.

Phyllis: You reminded me of that person I used to be. That person who I once was and how my life once was.

Michael: What aspects of old-school phyllis are we referring to?

Phyllis: Not — not that part. Just not, you know…

Amanda: Hmm?

Phyllis: I learned a lot of lessons.

Amanda: Okay.

Phyllis: [ Clears throat ]

Michael: That’s somewhat reassuring.

Phyllis: Okay, good. Can you support this potential move? I won’t be gone forever, but can you support me just considering it? Can you do that?

Amanda: I already told phyllis that I support an exploratory trip of reasonable length to milan.

Michael: I would be happy to endorse a visit with your daughter if only so both of you will be reminded that when you are in close proximity, you are frequently irritated with each other.

Phyllis: Okay, well, alright. Thank you. Thank you, both of you. Thank you.

Amanda: Okay, well, there’s only one question that remains. Will you be going to milan while jack is there or will you wait until after his business is finished?

Phyllis: It’s — I’ll go when I go. Jack doesn’t factor into this.

Amanda: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: You know, my father, he did a complete about-face, and now he’s actually open to an offer to sell us newman media.

Ashland: I’d like to say I’m thrilled about that, but I’m a bit reluctant to celebrate. Are we supposed to believe that victor changed his tune because of a lawsuit that he just heard about? Because he doesn’t want the headache. Even though he just hired the best lawyer in the state. I don’t buy it.

Victoria: I agree with you completely. I asked him what was behind this change of attitude, and he wouldn’t give me the satisfaction of an answer. I think he likes to make me wonder, which doesn’t surprise me. But I have gotten to know his tells a little bit better over the years. My father is definitely up to something.

Victor: There is something you should know, son. Victoria came to me the other day and said she wanted to buy newman media.

Adam: She did what?

[ Laughs ] Of course she did, because chanccomm is not enough. She wants it all. But you turned her down. That’s the reason for this ridiculous lawsuit.

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Oh, she’s gonna regret overplaying her hand.

[ Sighs ] I just, um…just wish you would’ve confided in me earlier so I would’ve understood the dynamics.

Victor: However, the story doesn’t end there. I’m seriously entertaining her offer.

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