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Crystal: Hello, ms. Lawson. Always a pleasure to see you. How may I help you this evening?

Chelsea: I need a suite. For an extended stay. I’m selling my place, so I’m not sure how long I’ll be here, but I’m looking forward to basking in some ease and luxury.

Crystal: You’ve come to the right place. We’ll take very good care of you.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Crystal: Have a great night.

Chelsea: I’m sure I will.

Adam: What brings you back here at this hour?

Sally: Remember how we were gonna discuss the details of the job you offered me at newman media?

Adam: Yeah. Um…sorry that our conversation got derailed earlier.

Sally: It’s okay. You had calls to take, people to meet. But I was hoping maybe we could talk now, because I don’t think I’m gonna be able to sleep until we do.

Adam: You sound worried.

Sally: Just more curious of the specifics of the job, like what exactly I’m gonna be doing on a day-to-day in a professional capacity and how that’s going to play out in reality.

Adam: You were so excited for us to continue to work together. You, uh, having second thoughts now?

Tessa: Mariah, can I take this off yet?

Mariah: Okay, just another second.

Tessa: Okay.

[ Chuckles ]

Mariah: Alright, okay. I am so sorry about that, but… I just had to make sure… everything was set up.

Tessa: Aww.

Mariah: How do you like it? Is it worth the wait?

Tessa: It’s perfect. I love it. I love you.

[ Chuckles ]

Rey: You should be proud. Party was a huge success. Mariah and tessa could not have looked happier.

Sharon: Oh, I’m just so thrilled that we were all able to create a magical evening for them. I have to admit, I was a little nervous about some of the potential dynamics in play at first. I was worried about how mariah might react seeing abby and devon now that they’re sharing custody of dominic.

Rey: She seemed okay to me.

Sharon: Yeah, she’s really come a long way. And there was a time when she would’ve been desperate to share custody of dominic, but I think she’s gotten past all of her angst surrounding him.

Rey: Yeah, she seems to be in a good place now. When you said you were concerned, I thought you were talking about noah and his lingering feelings for tessa.

Sharon: That was on my mind as well. You know, I truly believe that noah wishes all the best for mariah and tessa, but despite his best efforts to be their biggest cheerleader, I know that tonight was really hard for him, so I’m glad that he went home with nick because I think my son could use a little extra support right now.

Nick: Thank you. Thanks for coming to get something to eat with me. I know I lured you out of the party with the promise of going to see a movie, but I realized i didn’t eat anything, and now I’m starving. So how does a plate of empanadas sound?

Noah: I know what you’re doing.

Nick: What am I doing?

Noah: You are trying to get me to eat something ’cause you’re worried I had one too many glasses of champagne. I promise you, I’m not drunk.

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Sharon: Even though I know noah’s in very good hands, i want to check in with nick later just to make sure that everything’s okay. I know that noah’s a grown man, but I can still be concerned.

Rey: [ Laughs ] I didn’t say anything.

Sharon: Well, you didn’t have to, ’cause I can see that look in your eye.

Rey: All I’m thinking is what a wonderful mother you are.

Sharon: Aw, thank you. You know, having all the kids around here tonight and watching mariah celebrate her engagement just got me feeling a little extra…maternal. It’s hard not to feel nostalgic when I think back to the mariah who came into my life — walls up a mile high, so sure that she couldn’t depend on anyone other than herself. That mariah would have scoffed at the idea of anyone finding true love. But now she’s found it, and she’s ready to start a life with tessa. It’s remarkable.

Rey: And inspiring, to see them so devoted to one another and optimistic about the future.

Sharon: And I am convinced that what they share in their hearts will get them through anything that life throws at them. That’s gonna give them the strength to overcome any obstacle.

Rey: Life is good. I’m so happy for you and your family.

Sharon: Hey, what do you mean “my family”? They’re your family, too.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

Sally: I was ecstatic when you said you wanted to keep working with me, and I am very flattered.

Adam: But the thrill is gone? ‘Sally: No, the thrill is definitely still there. But…you offered me a job spontaneously to help me save face in front of chloe and chelsea. And of course, I am very grateful and of course, i accepted in the moment. And I can’t thank you enough for finding me a place at newman media now that the fashion platform has been shuttered. But you haven’t been able to tell me exactly what that place is, except for maybe covering fashion news.

Adam: So is this you letting me off the hook? Or are you trying to tell me that you’re looking for something better or more enticing?

Sally: Maybe both. Maybe neither. I don’t know. It depends on where your head is at. You’re the boss. What? Well, I’m glad you find me so amusing.

Adam: I do endlessly, but in a good way. And you’re very smart to raise these questions because you should never commit to something until you know precisely what you are committing to.

Sally: Mm-hmm.

Adam: I’ve actually been thinking a lot about you since we parted ways.

Sally: Really?

Adam: I know that fashion is your first love, but I think that you could channel that energy in a new direction.

Sally: You have me intrigued.

Adam: I see a lot of potential in you. That’s why I think you’re ready to take on a new challenge, which is why I am ready to offer you a specific position with a specific title.

Sally: Are you gonna tell me what that is?

Adam: What would you say to becoming chief operating officer of newman media?

Sally: [ Gasps ] What do you think healthier looks like?

Nick: I think we should order another batch of empanadas, and don’t tell me you’re not hungry. I mean, you wolfed down this whole first order. I barely got one.

Noah: Yeah, yeah, I can go for more. I think I can pass on whatever else you’re about to serve up.

Nick: Alright, what’s that?

Noah: I can’t help but notice that since we’ve gotten here, you have gone out of your way to keep the conversation on nothing but sports and movies. Nothing about the party we were just at, yet you’re watching my every move, trying to figure out what’s going on in my head. So I’m assuming the second course is coming with a big side of questions.

Nick: Look, it’s not an interrogation. Alright? I’m just trying to get you to talk. I know you’re doing your damndest to deal with these feelings you have for tessa, but I know you. I saw you put on that big, old smile and make that beautiful toast to mariah and tessa.

Noah: I meant every word.

Nick: I’m sure. But I know this is a lot harder for you than you’re letting on.

Noah: Look, dad, I know you and mom are worried, but I’m gonna tell you the same thing that I told her. I’m gonna be fine, okay? Seriously, can we please, please just get back to eating our empanadas?

Nick: So just back off, then?

Mariah: Would you like a chocolate martini?

Tessa: [ Gasps ] Yes, that sounds so decadent and delicious.

Mariah: Well, that is the right answer because it’s the only fancy drink that I remember how to make from my bartending days.

Tessa: [ Laughs ] When did you have time to do all of this? You were only gone for a few minutes.

Mariah: Well, I had a little bit of help.

Tessa: Oh, faith.

Mariah: Yep.

Tessa: That’s what you two were whispering about.

Mariah: It was our super-secret mission.

Tessa: I mean, after the party we just had, I did not expect this. I mean, this is just above and beyond.

Mariah: Well, if you can’t go above and beyond when you’re newly engaged, then when can you? I wanted to keep celebrating us. The first part of the night was for our friends and our family, but the rest of the night — the rest of the night is for us. So…here is to you and me.

Tessa: To us.

Mariah: Mmm.

Rey: I know that your family is my family. I didn’t mean to imply that they aren’T.

Sharon: Well, I can’t help wondering if there might be something more to what you said. Did one of the kids say something to make you feel like an outsider?

Rey: No, no, not at all.

Sharon: Did I say something or nick?

Rey: No, it’s nothing like that, I swear. Everyone was great. Like always.

Sharon: Well, that’s a relief. But I still wonder where that comment came from, because i know it came from somewhere. You know, whatever you’re feeling, you can talk to me.

Rey: You remember that conversation we had not that long ago about the connection that you and nick have with your children, the way that you can read mariah and noah and faith in a way that I can’t?

Sharon: Yeah, well, that’s just, you know, part of being a parent and having a lot of years under your belt.

Rey: I know, I know. I get that I arrived a little later on the scene. It’s just that when I see you and nick with your children, i become extra aware that I missed out on the whole parenting thing. It’s not that I’m looking to have children now. It’s just that, once in a while, I have these “what if” moments, right? And then, of course, they go away. They’re just these fleeting moments of a life that might have been. Do you know what I mean?

Sharon: Yeah, I completely understand.

Rey: Good, because I love the life that we share more than anything.

Chelsea: Hey, there. I hope I’m not interrupting.

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Chelsea: What did I walk in on? Were you closed for a private function tonight? I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize. The patio door was unlocked.

Sharon: No, that’s okay. Yes, we were having a little party earlier. We were celebrating mariah and tessa’s engagement.

Chelsea: Oh! That’s wonderful news. Congratulations.

Sharon: Thank you. We’re all thrilled.

Chelsea: Okay, so you definitely are closed. Again, my apologies. I will see myself out.

Sharon: You know, you don’t have to go. I don’t mind getting you something to drink. What would you like?

Chelsea: Oh, thank you. Well, since it’s late, maybe something not caffeinated.

Sharon: Mm, would you like warm cider?

Chelsea: Perfect.

Rey: So, sharon and I heard from nick that newman media was sold to newman/locke.

Chelsea: It’s true.

Rey: Mm. How’s that gonna affect your business with sally and chloe?

Chelsea: Chloe and I will no longer be associated with any newman entity, but the good news is we are already close to securing our backing for our newest endeavor.

Rey: Oh, wow. That’s great news.

Sharon: Yeah, that is good news. And will sally continue to work with you?

Chelsea: No, unfortunately, ms. Spectra won’t be able to join us. I never felt like she really fit our vision anyway. She’s still working alongside adam, which is odd, considering victoria insisted she didn’t want any kind of fashion platform, but…

Sharon: So what will she be doing?

Chelsea: No idea. But adam clearly has some purpose for her in mind.

Sally: Coo?! Are you serious?

Adam: I would not joke about something this serious.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] I…I don’t know what to say.

Adam: Uh, well, I guess I’m asking you the same question that you asked me — how serious are you?

Sally: Well, I appreciate the massive vote of confidence, but…I mean, let’s be honest. I’m not the most obvious person for the job.

Adam: It is outside-the-box thinking, okay? But let me tell you how I came to this decision. You are artistic. You’re creative. But you also have a head for business. I mean, in your time here, you’ve shown yourself to be very smart, driven, and especially savvy when it comes to media, especially social media. You have a fire inside that i respect and, quite frankly, i admire.

Sally: Well, thank you for that. Back at you. I mean, I think that that’s something that we have in common, this deep-seated need to succeed and prove ourselves. I mean, not that I’ve come even close to what you’ve achieved, but I just mean —

Adam: No, no, I know what you mean. My father is always testing me and making me prove that i deserve my seat at the table. Okay? But now I’m gonna prove to him and victoria and ashland that nobody is better to helm newman media than I am. And I could really use someone by my side that I can rely on.

Sally: I’m just triple-checking — you mean me.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Yes. I want to name a coo before my sister can start suggesting people because any one of her candidates are gonna be a spy and they’re gonna be all too happy to report back on my every move.

Sally: So you want me to be your spy.

Adam: No. No, I want you to be my partner. I trust you, and I value your loyalty as much as your talent. So what do you say? Are you interested?

Sally: [ Scoffs ] Yeah, of course I’m interested. I would be a fool not to be, but I…

[ Sighs ] I just can’t help but wonder how victor and victoria are gonna react. I mean, yes, victoria has been perfectly pleasant towards me because she loved the wedding dress, but that does not mean she’s gonna love me being newman media’s coo. I mean, she could push back hard.

Adam: Okay. Let her.

Sally: And victor may not be a huge fan of the idea either. Won’t you have to get their approval?

Adam: Listen, don’t worry about them. I can handle my sister and my father.

Sally: Oh, my god, this is incredible. Thank you.

Adam: You’re welcome. There is a big, bright future ahead for us. What about a celebratory drink?

Sally: I would say yes, but before we celebrate or move forward with…any of this… I think we better discuss our personal relationship.

Mariah: This has got to be one of the best nights of my life.

Tessa: Maybe the best night. I mean, so far.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ] Years from now, I am gonna remember this exact moment — sitting here with you, so excited to be marrying you, and wondering how I got so lucky.

Tessa: I’m the lucky one.

Mariah: Oh, do you — do you want another drink?

Tessa: No.

Mariah: Okay, do you want to watch a movie?

Tessa: No.

Mariah: Well, what do you want to do then? Okay, yeah, I think I — I think I know what you’ve got in mind. Depression can make you feel like…just…noooo.

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Sharon: I wish you the best in your new business with chloe.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Rey: And I have a bit of advice for you, if you wouldn’t mind hearing it.

Chelsea: Please.

Rey: Don’t waste a drop of your energy wondering about adam’s relationship with sally. It’s a good thing that you don’t have to report to him anymore. The fact that you’re moving on with your life is something you should be elated about.

Chelsea: I am, for sure.

Rey: Putting this last chapter behind you is the best thing you can do, and it looks like you’re already doing that, right? I mean, it’s why you decided to sell the penthouse, right?

Chelsea: I had to distance myself from all the memories. I packed my things up today, actually, and I temporarily moved into the grand phoenix until I can find a new home.

Rey: Good. See? It sounds like you’re already on your way to a fresh start.

Chelsea: Yeah, there have been some hard days since I came back to town, but I’m gonna put all that behind me. It’s gonna be all sunshine from here on out. Maybe not all sunshine, but you know what I mean.

Sharon: Yeah, positive attitude, that’s half the battle, right?

Rey: Yeah, and the other half is putting one foot in front of the other. And we’re all rooting for you.

Tessa: Hi. Oh, I was just getting some water. You didn’t have to get out of bed.

Mariah: Oh, I wasn’t sleeping. I was just closing my eyes. You know, I wasn’t really tired before, and then you kind of just woke me up, so… thank you. Oh, I just don’t want this night to end. I just have this warm, fuzzy, and dreamy feeling, like, all over. Do you think we could just spend forever this time, this place?

Tessa: Works for me.

Mariah: You know, I really love your studio apartment, because that was our first home. But I have to say, I am really, really glad that we moved here. It’s so nice to have so much space.

Tessa: Yeah, I mean, we have an actual bedroom and another one for a little boy or little girl.

Mariah: Wow. This place is filled with so much possibility. Oh, did you see our poster and what everybody wrote to us?

Tessa: Oh, no, I was too busy talking to everyone and gazing at my beautiful fiancéE.

Mariah: Aww.

Tessa: Oh, could faith’s note be any sweeter?

Mariah: And I love what moses said about you getting a grammy, because I second that prediction, okay? Abby and chance’s message — just really, really sweet. And she even signed for bowie.

Tessa: It was really nice to see you, abby, and devon talking earlier.

Mariah: Yeah, I’m — I’m really glad that I’m at peace with them and that the whole dominic situation is sorted out, because I have everything I need right here. Who drew the heart? Because it’s not signed.

Tessa: Oh, that’s from noah.

Noah: Thank you for dinner and for not, you know, pushing the whole tessa thing.

Nick: Well, I do listen sometimes.

Noah: [ Scoffs ] I didn’t mean to completely shut you down like that. I understand why you’d be concerned. It’s just that I don’t want you guys to think that I’m falling apart or I’m some kind of hopeless romantic. I’m going through some turmoil right now, but it’ll pass. What matters to me most is that I’m here with my family and i have a purpose. And for a while, I thought that purpose was art, but…I don’t know, maybe I was wrong. Maybe I’ll find what I’m looking for here working with you.

Nick: And it goes without saying, noah, your mother and i are beyond thrilled that you’re home. We just want to find your center, you know, whatever that is or however that happens.

Noah: Then we all want the same thing.

Nick: Just know, you need anything, I don’t care what it is, your mom and I are always here for you.

Noah: I know. I couldn’t ask for anything more. Thanks, dad. (Cyclist) why is ice t in a speed walking crew?

Sally: So when we came back to the office earlier, I was very moved by you asking me to stay on, and you may have noticed that I hugged you.

Adam: I-I noticed.

Sally: No, I mean, like, i really hugged you, like, not in a coworker kind of way.

Adam: Oh, you haven’t met joe from accounting.

Sally: I’m serious. And when we were in said hug, i could literally feel the temperature rise between us, and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one.

Adam: [ Clears throat ] I, uh — I may have needed a moment to cool off after you left.

Sally: Yeah, we almost… or could’ve…gone there. I think that we need to stop dancing around the obvious and address what’s going on between us head-on. Because the truth is, whether we are standing close to each other or across the room, there is a chemistry between us. I can literally feel the fireworks in the making, and a lot of times, it takes every ounce of self-discipline in me not to act on those fireworks. And I’m pretty sure that we’ve both been trying to avoid our feelings, and I don’t want to do that anymore, because something is happening between us, even if we pretend it’s not.

Adam: Well, I mean, that’s not gonna be a problem, as long as we’re working together.

Sally: I don’t know what that means. Are you still trying to convince yourself that we’re just friends and colleagues or are you finally saying that you want what I want, but it’s not gonna get in the way of what we’re trying to accomplish professionally?

Adam: [ Sighs ] The second part. Everything that you just described. I feel the same way.

Chelsea: Well, thanks for the drink and conversation. I’m glad I stopped by. And I’m glad you forgot to lock the patio door.

Rey: [ Chuckles ]

Sharon: You’re welcome.

[ Knock on door ] Oh. Who knew I was this popular after hours?

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ]

Sharon: Oh. Hey, what are you doing back here?

Nick: Oh, I thought you and rey might use some help cleaning up.

Sharon: And?

Nick: And I wanted to fill you in about something. Hey, chelsea.

Chelsea: Hi, nick.

Nick: What’s — what’s up?

Chelsea: Oh, you know, we’re just hanging out.

Sharon: Um, I could actually use some help cleaning the patio.

Nick: Yeah, sure. It’s good to see you.

Chelsea: You too.

Chelsea: Well, um, thank you for the chat. I really appreciate your support and advice. Never in a million years did i think we’d become friends, but correct me if I’m wrong, I think that’s happened.

Rey: Well, if you think I’m going to disagree with you, I’m sorry, I’m gonna have to disappoint you.

Chelsea: So many people in this town haven’t been sincere about giving me a second chance, but you’re the real deal. You’re genuine, kind. You’ve been able to look past the things I’ve done, and you’ve been able to see me for who i really am. It means a lot.

Sharon: Chelsea just happened to drop by. She didn’t even know about the engagement party, but seems like she needed some company. I think she’s dealing with a lot with adam and the whole newman media drama.

Nick: There’s always collateral damage when it comes to my family. Then, when you throw in the business, things always tend to get worse, which is why I keep my nose out of it.

Sharon: So I hope what you came by to talk to me about is noah.

Nick: Yes, when we left here, we didn’t go straight home. We ended up at society. We grabbed some food. I forced him to have a father-son talk with me.

Sharon: Oh, good, because i knew this party was gonna be hard on him. But let me guess, he said that everything’s totally fine and there’s nothing to worry about.

Nick: Pretty much. He basically told me to back off.

Sharon: [ Sighs ] Noah’s always had such a big heart, and he’s always wore it on his sleeve. Seems like now he’s shutting down. And if he doesn’t feel comfortable talking to you or talking to me about what he’s going through, nick, that’s not good.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Tessa: Just in case, if you had any doubt, I think that represents his love for us, and not, you know, me.

Mariah: Yeah, I know that’s how he meant it. I actually asked noah to draw something because I thought it’d be worth something one day.

Tessa: Ah.

Mariah: And I guess this is his way of granting my request.

Tessa: [ Laughs ] So you guys talked?

Mariah: We did. We got all the weirdness out, you know, brother, sister straight talk, and now we are good. I still feel bad for him, though, because I get it. It sucks having feelings for someone you shouldn’t and you can’t have, but I know he’s — he’s really working hard to make sure that we’re okay and you’re okay and he’s okay.

[ Chuckles ]

Tessa: I mean, yeah, I — i think the most important thing that we can do is show him that everything’s normal and nothing’s changed between the three of us, because I know that’s what he wanted when we talked.

Mariah: Well, that sounds like a plan to me. So, now, onto us.

Tessa: Okay.

Mariah: Are you feeling sleepy?

Tessa: No.

Mariah: Mm. I like the sound of that.

Nick: So I don’t think there’s any cause for alarm where noah is concerned. He has made it very clear to me he’s not gonna get in the way of what mariah and tessa have. He seems very glad that they have found the happiness that they both deserve.

Sharon: Sure, and I’m sure that noah wants to get over tessa, but, you know, that’s easier said than done.

Nick: It’s just gonna take time, and it makes sense that this is something that he doesn’t want to talk about, because that would mean he’s dredging up this very painful thing he’s trying to get over. He just has to learn to cope with it. You know, he wants to focus on his work and all the things he needs to do for himself.

Sharon: Well, I guess there’s nothing we can do to help noah right now. He just has to work his way through this.

Nick: Exactly.

Sharon: Wait, is this your way of suggesting that I should just back down and let things play out, only you made it seem like it was my idea?

Nick: Well, I did learn from the best.

Sharon: Well, I don’t manipulate people. I just gently nudge them toward a more constructive, healthy path.

Nick: Oh, yeah, that’s right.

Sharon: Are you enjoying yourself?

Nick: I am. Um, I also told noah that, you know, if he ever needs anything that he can come to us for whatever.

Sharon: You really think he’s gonna be okay?

Nick: I really do.

Tessa: It’s all for you.

Noah: What do you mean?

Tessa: The words, the songs, everything.

Noah: [ Gasps ]

[ Groans ]

[ Sighs ]

Chelsea: [ Laughs ]

Rey: What’s so funny?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Oh, it’s connor. Look at this picture. He’s with his new hockey teammates. He still thinks it’s the funniest thing in the world when he does the whole “rabbit ears,” you know, behind his teammate’s head. Look, it’s so cute! It’s so sweet. I just wish he could stay this age forever. Sorry, I’m doing the whole mom thing here, but I figure you have a sweet bond with him. I didn’t think you’d mind looking at these.

Rey: Hey, I don’t mind at all.

Chelsea: And then, look, this one — see? Then after his buddy realizes what he was doing, they just start laughing and giggling. It’s — oh, they’re just so happy, not a care in the world.

Rey: Mm. To be a kid again, huh?

Chelsea: Absolutely.

Rey: Or a proud parent.

Chelsea: Oh, I am definitely that.

Rey: You should be. You know, you’re raising a good, happy, healthy kid. Is he still liking hockey?

Chelsea: Loving it. And not to be a total mom again, but I actually think he’s pretty good at it.

Rey: You know, I saw him practicing at the ranch the other day. I think you’re right.

Sally: Did I hear you correctly?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] It was brave of you to put yourself all the way out there like that, so you deserve the same thing from me. So no more avoiding my feelings, no more holding back. I want you as much as you want me.

Sally: Oh, my god.

Adam: But…

Sally: Oh, no.

Adam: We both know that it’s not that simple.

Sally: Yeah, the best things never are. Look, and I need you to know that I am not willfully avoiding all of the implications or complications or any of the other “-tions” that are relevant here. I just thought that we should be totally up-front with each other before embarking on this next great adventure together.

Adam: Mm-hmm. And I think we both can agree that we need to take the next steps to get you installed at newman media and jump through the hoops to get you set up as coo, and then we can figure out how we’re gonna work together and complement each other, and then we can figure out what’s going on personally between us.

Sally: Oh. This conversation just took a turn. Um… [ Clears throat ] So is what you’re saying…

Adam: That we shouldn’t act on those feelings right this moment.

Sally: Like, at this very moment? ‘Cause, I mean, I agree. You’re right. Someone could walk in on us.

Adam: You know what I mean.

Sally: No, I do. I got it. Okay, well, so in that case, I should get back to work. Good night, adam.

Adam: Good night.

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