Young & The Restless Transcript
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Adam: Uh-oh. Hmm.
Sally: Wh– what exactly do you think you’re doing? This is completely unprofessional. I’m here for business meeting.
Adam: I was literally about to ask you the same thing.
[ Chuckles ] Are you responsible for all of this?
Ashland: Okay. Uh. You caught me red-handed.
Victoria: At what?
Ashland: A little office redecoration.
Victoria: I think you must have bought everything that the florist had.
Ashland: [ Chuckles ] Nothing is too extravagant to show you how much I love you and how grateful I am to have you in my life.
Victor: Well, thank you for the update. Well, I know you were reluctant to go down there in the first place, but I knew that the information you would unearth would be invaluable. Thank you for doing it. See you soon.
Nikki: Who was that?
Victor: Michael baldwin calling from peru. He has some more information about ashland locke.
Lily: [ Chuckles ]
Devon: Good morning.
Amanda: Happy valentine’s day.
Devon: Oh, my gosh.
Amanda: That was not the reaction that I was expecting.
Devon: I’m — you’re so generous for doing that, and I’m terrible ’cause I’ve had so much going on, I forgot. I’m so sorry.
Amanda: Hey, no, no, no, don’t do that. It is totally fine. I know how worried you’ve been about dominic.
Devon: Yeah, I know, but it’s — there’s no point — i know there’s no point for any of us to be worried or to speculate until we get the test results back. It’s just — it’s easier said than done. Because all I keep doing is thinking about dominic crying when he was getting the test and seeing the fear in his eyes and him looking up at us like he’s asking, “why are you letting this happen to me?”
Amanda: [ Sighs ] I know how worried you must have been because he didn’t understand what was happening. But you care about that kid more than anything in this world, and you are doing right by him. So I know he’s in the best possible hands.
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Amanda: Why don’t you take the day off? I can, too. I can stay home and help distract you until you hear back from dominic’s doctor.
Devon: No. I appreciate you want to do that, but I think that work will be a good distraction for me. I’m supposed to go meet lily and pick up where we left off when i got the call about dominic being sick. So I think if I stay here, I’m just gonna obsess about the results.
Amanda: Okay. We can check in later, then?
Devon: Yeah, of course we can.
Devon: And, hey, I want you to know that I didn’t forget to get you something for valentine’s day. I just didn’t order it in time, so it’s gonna get here a little late.
Amanda: Okay, I don’t want you to worry because we can celebrate tomorrow or the next day or any other day for the rest of our lives. I really don’t need a grand romantic gesture to know that you love me because I can feel it every single day in every single way.
Devon: Mm, thank you.
Sally: I’m here to discuss my role as coo, not to ask you to be my valentine. And even if that were my intention, I would definitely not do it in such a traditional way. I present our new year’s eve celebration as exhibit “A.”
Adam: That is a good point. But if you didn’t do it, then who did?
Sally: I don’t know. Chelsea?
Adam: That’s highly doubtful.
Sally: Then it must be a secret admirer.
Adam: Well, there is only one way to find out.
[ Chuckles ]
Adam: Well, we both have been cleared. It’s from one of the advertisers. It’s a little valentine’s day stunt.
Sally: [ Chuckles ] Cool. Then I guess we are free to enjoy this swag. Might be a little too early for champagne, but I could definitely go for one of these chocolate-covered strawberries because I did not eat breakfast.
[ Clears throat ] Sorry. You know what?
[ Chuckles ] Might be a little too jour
d’amour. We should just stick to our business meeting.
Adam: Yeah, yeah, that’s probably a good idea.
Adam: Um…I — actually, I have a work gift for you.
Sally: Well, I believe that is allowed.
Adam: The pr team is putting together a press release announcing your new title — sally spectra, formerly the face of newman fashion, is now the coo of newman media.
Sally: If you think my becoming coo is some kind of gift that you’re giving me, then we seriously need to talk.
Ashland: This is amazing.
Victoria: The symbol on the ring is a crest of a scottish lord named roger loch. I know it’s not your given name, but I think that it represents who you are now.
Ashland: You — you researched the name and then tracked this down?
[ Sighs ]
Ashland: [ Chuckles ] I will cherish this forever. There are a dozen reasons that i don’t deserve your love, but i thank god every day that you came into my life.
Victor: Well, it seems that michael baldwin found out that the cash flow from ashland’s shell company to his clinic in peru doubled just before ashland and victoria went there for his experimental treatment.
Nikki: I don’t know why that would be considered suspicious. I mean, company cash flow increases and decreases all the time.
Victor: Under normal circumstances, you’d be right. In this case, I smell a rat. Something about ashland’s story does not add up.
Nikki: I don’t understand why you’re stirring things up with ashland and victoria. Today of all days. Do you even know what today is?
Victor: You think I would forget valentine’s day? Do you think I’d forget the day in which I can show you my love again?
Nikki: Good answer. And if that’s true, you will put aside your cloak-and-dagger maneuvering and take me out to a romantic lunch.
Victor: I adore you. But before I do, I’m gonna take you down to the stables.
Nikki: Victor newman, what have you done?
Victoria: Thank you again for the beautiful flowers.
Ashland: Oh, I’m sorry, the bouquets were simply to set the stage.
Victoria: There’s more?
Ashland: After your gift? Are you kidding? I can’t let you outdo me.
Victoria: Oh. Well, it’s not a contest.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, it’s — it’s incredible. It’s so elegant and sophisticated.
Ashland: Just like you.
Victoria: I love it.
Ashland: Here, let me. You know, if there’s one thing being sick and getting better has shown me, it’s that I should never hesitate to express my love to you and never miss an opportunity to celebrate the good days in life. So I would like to propose that we — we cancel the rest of the work day and go celebrate.
Adam: You misunderstood. When I said “gift,” I was talking about the press release announcing your title. I would never “gift” you a job. It was the wrong choice of words, okay? I was thrown off by the valentine’s day misunderstanding.
Sally: [ Chuckles ] It’s fine. I was just giving you a hard time. I know exactly what you mean. If I was that thin-skinned, frankly, I don’t deserve to be coo. But I do actually have a very important question, which is why I asked for this meeting.
Adam: Okay, shoot.
Sally: Before we approve a press release, I need to know this — what exactly are you expecting from me? Because I know we already got ashland and victoria’s approval for me to be coo, but, I mean, can we specify the duties a bit more? ‘Cause this position could mean a wide range of things. What do you want from me? Is this an equal partnership? Do I have my own autonomy and agency? Or are you just looking for a “yes” woman?
Adam: [ Clears throat ]
Lily: Okay, okay. You know that today is still a work day.
Billy: I am trying to work right now.
Lily: [ Chuckles ] Wait, I feel like I’m forgetting something. Where’s my phone?
Billy: Hey, don’t worry about all that kind of stuff. Today is the most romantic holiday of the year. We work from home, which means we get to do things that nobody gets to know about.
Lily: Oh, my god. You’re incorrigible.
Billy: I know.
[ Knock on door ]
Lily: Our meeting with devon. Oh, my god, oh, my god, oh, my god.
Billy: Okay, it’s okay. I’m ready. I’m good to go. Let’s do it.
Lily: No, you’re not meeting appropriate.
Billy: I am. This is fine. He’s your brother. He’s gonna totally understand.
Lily: Okay, there’s some things that a brother shouldn’t know. Can you please answer the door?
Billy: Coming. Hey.
Devon: This a bad time? I can come back.
Lily: No. Oh, my god. Come on in. Uh, yeah, billy’s gonna make coffee.
Billy: Yep, I’m gonna make coffee.
Lily: Hi. So I’m guessing everything’s good with dom. That’s why you didn’t cancel.
Devon: No, no, actually, he had to get a bone marrow aspiration yesterday, and now we’re waiting to hear the results from that.
Lily: Wow. I mean, that sounds serious. Do you want to reschedule? That’s fine.
Billy: Yeah, devon, if you got somewhere to be, we can — we can do this another time.
Devon: No, no, it’s — I’m gonna be thinking about him no matter what, and there’s nothing more that any of us can do, so it’s — it’s fine. And I’d honestly like the company if you guys don’t mind.
Victoria: Hello, mom and dad. Fancy meeting you here.
Ashland: Looks like we all had the same idea for valentine’s day.
Victor: Yes, indeed. Why don’t you join us? We can celebrate together.
Victoria: Oh, no, we don’t want to intrude.
Victor: Nonsense. Please have a seat. We must do this together, okay? Would you kindly bring two more glasses? Thank you. How nice.
Nikki: So, how has your day been so far?
Victoria: It has been fantastic. I showed up to the office, and i found it filled with flowers.
Victoria: And ashland bought me the most beautiful necklace.
Nikki: Oh, it’s lovely.
Ashland: Yes, and victoria gave me this ring. It’s a — it’s the loch family signet from ancestors in scotland..
Victor: Look at that. Now, that’s very interesting, considering you have no relation to the lochs in scotland.
Victoria: Oh, that’s not the point, daddy. The ring is about who he is now. It represents who he is and who we are as a married couple and as business partners at newman/locke.
Ashland: It’s about the future. It’s a symbol of a path forward that I was less optimistic about until recently.
Victor: Yes, of course. Well, I think this calls for a toast, okay?
Victor: To ashland’s miraculous recovery, an answer to all our prayers.
Victoria: I couldn’t have asked for a better valentine’s day gift.
Ashland: [ Chuckles ]
Devon: So I know we were talking about how doing a joint venture between hamilton-winters and chancellor would be a great way to honor katherine and neil, but we didn’t really get much more into it.
Lily: Yeah, I know. So here’s what I’m thinking. Um, you have a streaming service and we have content, so what if we use your streaming service to launch a podcast for us? And we want the podcast to be educational and inspirational and, you know, even have ones that are centered around music.
Devon: Yeah. I mean, in theory, that sounds all great. I love the concept of it. I want to hear specifics, though, on what would the podcasts be about, like the topics.
Billy: Do you mind if I jump in here real quick?
Lily: No, yeah, please.
Billy: Um…so lily knows that I’ve had a few sleepless nights lately, and last night was one of them that I was up for a lot of the night, and i had a bunch of ideas bouncing around the old noggin. I think I might have landed on something that would be perfect for this.
Devon: That’s great. Let’s hear it.
Adam: I am not looking to be “yes’d” to death. Nor am I searching for coo arm candy. I want your input. I value your point of view. And I like to be challenged. That’s what excites me about this partnership is that you don’t hold back.
Sally: You want me to be your public-facing business partner even though I’ve never run a media company before?
Adam: Absolutely. Because in part, I see similarities between the media business and the fashion world.
Sally: Such as?
Adam: News and clothes are both essential products, right? Designers want people to wear their clothes and media companies need people to read or watch their content. I mean, that is why you’ve been partly successful at building the fashion platform. You know how to attract people. Right? It’s all about enticement. It’s about seduction. And that’s why I think, um — i know that you could shine.
Sally: Well, I’m not gonna disagree with you.
Adam: I didn’t think that you would.
Sally: I also know my way around a spreadsheet and I can crunch the hell out of a budget, but, yes, you’re right. Convincing people that they want something, it’s my superpower.
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Adam: Look, I admire your confidence, but I do not want you to get the impression that this is going to be easy. We’re gonna have to answer to victoria and ashland, and all of that is gonna be under victor’s watchful eye, so we can’t have any missteps. We have to be at the top of our game because any false move and my sister’s gonna use that as an excuse to kick us both to the curb.
Sally: Huh. No pressure, huh?
Adam: Yes, and despite the comparisons I just made about fashion and news, I mean, getting people to actually read or watch a story’s a lot harder than getting them to look at fashion gossip or ogle a wedding dress. There are a lot of outlets that are vying for eyeballs, so becoming the go-to place for news is becoming more and more challenging, so we have to be the best.
Sally: We’ll hire the best story-tellers. Because I don’t care if it’s business news or politics or, yes, a wedding dress, a good story is a good story. And at the end of the day, that is what hooks people.
Adam: Well said. You have good instincts. Not to mention a lot of passion. I was right…that you would be a natural for this job.
Nikki: Victor transformed one of the stalls in our stables, complete with saddle, bridle, reins, and a custom carved sign with the name of the new inhabitant, sparks.
Victoria: Who is sparks?
Nikki: A gorgeous 5-year-old thoroughbred who we will meet in the spring. Actually, his real name is firewalker, but they call him sparks. But your father continues to spoil me with the most spectacular horses.
Ashland: Seeing the smile on your face when you talk about his gift to you shows clearly that he knows the way to your heart.
Nikki: Ah, he always has and always will.
Victoria: Dad isn’t the only one who understands and appreciates his wife.
Victor: Just wonderful to see how much in love you seem.
Victoria: [ Chuckles ] In love we “seem”? I mean, yeah, of course we’re in love.
Victor: Oh, I just thought, you know, to tell you that it warms my heart. My daughter’s happiness means everything to me.
Billy: Look, first of all, you know me well enough, right? You know a lot about my past. And I just want to start by saying that your sister is amazing, and she makes me want to be a better person. And look, man, I got it pretty good, right? And yet I still have these thoughts and feelings run around my head because, well, it’s not easy, and I’m taking it upon myself to try and be a better human being. I’m gonna try and do what I can. And life isn’t easy. We make mistakes. We lose our jobs. We — we lose loved ones. People get hurt. And I’m thinking I can’t be the only one going through this kind of stuff, so the idea is a platform of podcasts with the unifying theme of bettering oneself. Each series specifically designed and centered around health and wellness — both physical and mental. And we have an opportunity to really maybe help people and put something good out into the world, and I think, above all, neil and katherine would really appreciate that, and I think they would really love to see us all working together on that, so that’s it.
Devon: Wow. I — I couldn’t agree more with that. I love it. I love the fact that you’ve taken something personal and you’ve applied it to other people’s lives, too.
Lily: Exactly, which is why i love this idea so much.
Devon: Yeah. Nah, man, you — you’re really thinking big.
Lily: So what should be our next step?
Devon: Uh…the next step would be me taking it to my team, but then at the end of the day, it’s my call, and I can’t wait to get started on it. I really can’t, ’cause as you said, this is truly the perfect way to honor katherine and neil. They would have loved the concept about reaching out to people and helping them better themselves. So, you know, this would also be a good thing to get moses working on as part of his internship.
Lily: Oh, yeah, I love that idea.
Devon: That’s what family does. No, I’m excited, guys. I’m excited to work with both of you on it.
Lily: Good. Well, let’s hope this leads to many more joint ventures.
Devon: Oh, yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. One second. Excuse me.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Lily: Is that the doctor?
Devon: No, it’s not. Hello. Oh, perfect. Thank you for doing that for me. I’ll be over shortly to pick it up. Okay. I have to take off. I completely dropped the ball on valentine’s day and amanda, so this is me trying to salvage the whole thing.
Lily: No, amanda will understand. You’ve had a lot on your mind.
Devon: Yeah, I know. She does understand, which is why I really want to do this.
Billy: Well, a little romance never hurts a relationship.
Lily: [ Chuckles ]
Devon: I know.
Lily: Alright. Well, good luck. Please let us know what happens with dom.
Devon: I will.
Lily: Okay, we’ll keep him in our thoughts.
Devon: I will. I’ll be reaching out to you guys.
Billy: Take care. Thanks, man.
Lily: Bye. Have fun.
Lily: I mean, that went great.
Billy: Yeah, I think he likes it. I think he likes the idea.
Lily: How could he not? Your pitch was fantastic. I mean, I saw what you did yesterday, but this was like next-level.
Billy: Well, maybe these restless nights have actually paid off. It’s kind of like I went to bed with an idea and woke up with a solution, except I skipped the sleeping part.
Lily: I love the creativity coming out of this whole “sleepless in genoa city” situation.
Billy: [ Chuckles ]
Lily: Right? You got your emotions out and your stream-of-consciousness recordings, used it as inspiration for your pitch. I mean, you know I was worried when you told me you couldn’t sleep, so…
Billy: No, I get it. I know both you and jack were — were thinking that this was about chanccomm and adam and victor, but it’s not.
Lily: I know, I know, and I’m sorry that my mind went there. I can see this might be a positive thing.
Billy: I think it is. And it feels really good. You know what else feels really good? Where we were right before your brother knocked on that door.
Lily: [ Chuckles ]
Billy: Can we get back to that?
Lily: Uh-huh. It’s my woke-up-like-this migraine medicine.
Amanda: No. No, you are home too soon.
Devon: No, you’re home too soon. What are you doing?
Amanda: I told you you didn’t have to make the effort.
Devon: I know. I appreciate you saying that, but I wasn’t gonna let today go by without doing something to show you how much I love you.
Amanda: Well, same.
Devon: I thought you were going to work.
Amanda: Well, I needed to make you a really amazing, nice dinner to help you relax and get your mind off of your worries. Mm. But I have to tell you that I am a pretty good cook. I’m just — I’m not a tidy one, so you’re not allowed to go back into that kitchen, or any effort to help you relax would fly straight out the window.
Devon: Why is that? Did you make a big mess?
Amanda: Oh, a huge one.
Devon: That’s okay. I don’t mind helping you clean up. You got a little bit right there, actually.
Devon: Good for me, yeah. Got something here.
Devon: Mm-hmm. Tastes good.
Amanda: [ Chuckles ]
Devon: Thank you.
Sally: I get that there will be plenty of obstacles to overcome, but I find that challenge exciting. I don’t know, there’s something about feeling a bit apprehensive that gets my adrenaline going. And when I woke up this morning, I will admit, I was a little nervous. I was wondering if I was a little too in over my head, but then I gave myself a pep talk, i put on a power suit, and i decided to give it my all. I mean, what do I have to lose? I’d rather try and fail than not try at all.
Adam: You do not have to worry about failing. You’ve got this.
We have got this.
Nikki: For a romantic lunch, can’t really say I had your undivided attention.
Victor: My darling, I was not going to ignore our daughter, you know?
Nikki: I think you were more interested in ashland, and i worry that you’re looking for something that isn’t there. Or something that should remain in the past, like his other secrets.
Victor: Well, whatever’s going on in peru with that clinic is very much in the present.
Nikki: Do you remember how disruptive it was for the family the first time you dug into ashland’s past? And then, ironically, you were the one who accepted him and welcomed him into the family.
Victor: Sweetheart, you’ve known me long enough to know that I am a chess player and therefore, I look many moves ahead of anyone else.
Nikki: Yes, I know. I just don’t understand what you’re trying to accomplish by digging into his treatment. And victoria is finally happy. And do you doubt his love for her? Why are you looking for trouble?
Victor: Sweetheart, I’m not looking for trouble. But if something is going on to ashland locke regarding that clinic in peru, I’m gonna find out about it.
Victoria: You know, you really haven’t said much since we left society. Was something bothering you at lunch?
Ashland: You must have noticed victor’s eagle eye trained on me.
Victoria: Yes, I did, but it’s just because he’s relieved that you’re doing so much better. We were all braced for the worst.
Ashland: Maybe. I just think it was something more specific. Victoria, the reason your father asked me to meet him at the ranch was to question me about my experimental treatment. It seemed innocent enough at first, but with your father, I’ve come to understand that nothing is innocent.
Victoria: What are you talking about?
Ashland: There’s something you need to know. The reason I knew about the protocol was because I had a colleague who was treated at the clinic in peru a few years ago for cancer.
Victoria: You knew about the clinic before we went there?
Ashland: Yes. In fact, I gave them money when their funding was in jeopardy.
Victoria: But we researched options together. Are you saying that you were pretending to be learning about the protocol for the first time when you knew about it all along? I looked into possible connections that we would have with the clinic, and I checked the funding sources. Your name never came up.
Ashland: That’s because I set up the funding through a shell corporation.
Victoria: How did you not tell me this? You promised me in tuscany that there would be no more secrets between us. And now you’re saying that you kept this from me? How could you? With downy infusions, let the scent set the mood.
Ashland: The reason I didn’t tell you about my involvement in the clinic was because I was trying to protect you.
Victoria: From what exactly?
Ashland: I was concerned about the legal ramifications. I was trying to guard both you and newman/locke from any potential tax violation fallout. W– no, with plausible deniability. I didn’t even know if the treatment was going to work. But at the time, you were encouraging me to try anything and everything just to beat the cancer.
Victoria: Of course I did that, and I don’t regret that for one minute because look at you — look at how much better you’re doing.
Ashland: Okay, then be honest. If you had known about my involvement in the clinic, would you have told me not to pursue this treatment?
Victoria: I don’t know what to say to that because, once again, you haven’t given me the option.
Ashland: No, I haven’T. And to be honest, if it weren’t for victor, I wouldn’t be telling you about it right now.
Victoria: So all of those promises that you made about no more secrets, they were just — they were completely meaningless.
Ashland: No, I told you, i was trying to protect you. I was trying to protect the company.
Victoria: That is a very weak excuse. I would expect better from you.
Ashland: Listen to me, victoria. I love you more than anything in the world. I owe my life to you. I hate that I have to tell you this today — on valentine’s day of all days. Please forgive me.
Victoria: I don’t think it’s fair that you withheld this from me.
Ashland: I understand.
Victoria: But the thing that matters the most to me is that you’re doing better.
Ashland: [ Sighs ] I am…because now I have something to live for. You.
Devon: Isn’t this one of your favorite songs?
Amanda: It is.
Devon: Like to dance with me?
Sally: I will sip this as long as we agree that we are toasting to work, not valentine’s day.
Adam: Oh, you know I would never insult you by celebrating a major holiday. To your growing success.
Sally: I want to thank you for taking a risk on me. I know I’m not the logical choice.
Adam: Well, that goes both ways. God knows how many people have warned you off me.
Sally: Then I have another toast. To two wrongs, making something very right.
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Chance: We got the test results back.
Rey: I take it the news isn’t good.
Victoria: What if, instead of waiting for adam to screw up, what if we just make damn well sure that he does?
[ Clattering ]