Y&R Transcript Thursday, March 31, 2022

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Victor: No, thank you, I know this menu by heart. Thank you. So this is my treat. It’s the least I can do for the hardships you must have endured in that peruvian prison.

Lauren: The very least.

Michael: I intend on taking full advantage of this, considering the fact that i haven’t had a decent meal in weeks.

Lauren: Oh, the lobster enchiladas look good. Why don’t we start with those and a bottle of society’s best wine and work our way through the menu.

Victor: That’s a wonderful idea.

Michael: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: Let’s go for it. Be my guest.

Lauren: And all the wine in the world is not gonna erase the fact that michael’s life was in danger and you, my friend, weren’t honest with me.

Victor: Now, your continued loyalty will be very well rewarded, okay?

Lauren: Unh-unh — continued?

[ Chuckles ] No. No, no, no. Good luck finding his replacement.

Michael: Victor didn’t have me locked up. That was ashland. He’s giving me a very personal reason to bring him down. I’m not walking away from this fight. Not now.

Lily: Two coffees, please. Thank you.

Billy: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Billy: Are you worried that you’re with a man that can’t keep a secret?

Lily: You can keep a secret.

Billy: Yeah, well, I’m having a really hard time with this one.

Lily: Okay, then tell me.

Billy: This really needs to stay between us for now.

Lily: Okay. [ Chuckles ] What’s up?

Billy: You know we always thought ashland locke was a back-stabbing piece of trash?

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: Well, it turns out he’s worse than that.

Lily: How is that possible? I mean, he stood by while his best friend died and lived under his name for decades and stole an inheritance and lied and cheated his way through most business deals.

Billy: And do you remember how he had cancer and went to peru for a miracle treatment?

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: He lied about it all.

Lily: Which part?

Billy: All of it. He never had cancer. Didn’t go get a cure. He was never sick in the first place.

Lily: Wait, are you saying that he pretended that he had cancer?

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: I will be ready to go to tuscany as soon as I tie up a few loose ends.

Ashland: Yeah, you do realize that there’s nothing you can’t do from cruising altitude, right?

Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Yes, but it won’t take me long.

Ashland: Well, how can i help?

Victoria: You know how you could help? You could run home and you could throw a few of our things in a bag and make sure that everything’s locked up tight, and maybe you could stop off and get us some food for the flight. You wouldn’t mind running by society, would you?

Ashland: Why do I get the feeling you’re trying to get rid of me?

Victoria: [ Laughs ] No, not at all.

Ashland: Well, then there must be something I can do around here to lighten the load.

Victoria: I have everything under control. I’ll be ready before you know it.

Ashland: Music to my ears. You know what else I love the sound of?

Victoria: What?

Ashland: You telling me that you love me and that we’re okay.

Sally: Okay. Tell me where the fire is, and we will put it out together. What is the latest in the sordid tale of princess victoria and the big, bad wolf?

Adam: I would not know. My father hasn’t said anything to me since victoria’s ill-fated intervention. My family only wants me around when I can be useful, and when they have decided they don’t need me anymore, I’m left out in the cold.

Sally: Or maybe there’s just nothing new to report.

Adam: Mm, possibly. But I am naturally suspicious when it comes to the newmans, especially my dad. You’ll pick up on all the subtleties as you spend more time with us.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Hate to break it to you, but there is nothing subtle about you and your dad’s unique dynamic.

Lily: God, why would ashland make up such a horrible story?

Billy: Because he assumed correctly that if he told everyone he was dying from cancer, he would seem harmless and vulnerable. Not the kind of guy that was about to steal his new wife’s corporation.

Lily: So he was just lying about everything — the doctor appointments, the chemo side effects.

Billy: All of it.

Lily: My god, it’s — what an insult to anyone who has had cancer or loves someone who’s survived it.

Billy: Yeah. He’s a bad man.

Lily: I can’t even imagine how victoria must be feeling.

Billy: Well, that’s the thing, neither can I.

Lily: What do you mean?

Billy: [ Sighs ] When she was telling me about ashland, she was very hurt and furious, and I thought the next time that they were face-to-face she was gonna rip him to shreds.

Lily: Well, what changed your mind?

Billy: When they did have that conversation, there was no fighting, nothing. It ended in hugs and kisses. He has a way of getting to her. Maybe I can get answers from them.

Nikki: Oh.

Billy: Is there any word from victoria?

Lily: Billy told me what’s going on.

Nikki: I assumed that he would. I know you understand.

Lily: Don’t worry, I won’t say a word, although I do have some choice ones for locke.

Billy: Look, I don’t want to butt in, I just want to hear that victoria’s doing the right thing and she told ashland exactly how she feels about him. Do not tell me that she is forgiving that son of a bitch.

Jack: Who the hell are you?

Taylor: You know me, jack. You know exactly who I am.

Jack: Were you part of this?

Allie: I don’t even know what

this is. Wait, I don’t understand — you guys know each other? Taylor, is this why you bought my —

Jack: Her name isn’t taylor. Her name is diane jenkins, and she shouldn’t be here. That woman died. That woman was buried. And believe it or not, she was mourned.

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Taylor: It’s good to see you again, jack. I’ve…I’ve imagined this moment for a very long time.

Allie: You — what do you mean, jack, she was dead?

Taylor: And it was true in a way. A huge part of me died in genoa city. I was so lost and so desperate, and all this anger and hatred directed towards me.

Jack: And you had nothing to do with that. You were just an innocent bystander, right?

Taylor: It was the darkest time in my life, and, yes, it was my doing. I just had this vision of escaping, of starting over, only none of it went as I planned, and it — it took me a very long time to come to terms with how i failed.

Jack: You left nothing but destruction behind. Anger. And upset. All you could think about was yourself.

Taylor: No, that’s not true. If you knew how much I thought about you and kyle —

Allie: No, stop, stop it. I don’t know what you dragged me into — fake names and deaths.

Jack: Allie, allie, look at me. Look at me. Forget you ever met this woman. Wipe her out of your mind. She is nothing but vengeful and vicious, and her fight is with me.

Taylor: Jack, I didn’t bring you here for a fight. I did all this so I could explain, so I could — so i could show you how sorry I am for all the pain I caused.

Allie: No, you lied to me. You came into my father’s house with a fake name, acting — acting like some guardian angel, trying to give me advice. My father died, and you waited to exploit him and me?

Jack: It’s all she knows. It’s who she is to her core. Everything she does is for her benefit. There is no forgiveness, diane. There is no understanding, and if you thought otherwise, that was your mistake.

Lauren: I’m sorry, michael, but did or did you not just finish telling me how dangerous locke was and that he’s capable of anything? And based on everything that you’ve said, he’s still a threat to us.

Victor: No, I promise both of you that neither one of you will be in danger, okay?

Lauren: Well, no offense, but your protection did not keep michael safe in peru or bring him home. He had to rescue himself.

Victor: Lauren, I’m very sorry my team didn’t get to him first, but they were awfully close.

Michael: As prisons go, I’ve been in worse, so…

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] So not amused.

Michael: Yeah, I could tell because that’s — that’s her “that’s not funny” face.

Lauren: Yeah, this — this comes with a side of “don’t even think about going in for a second serving of locke.”

Victor: I want to rest assured that michael’s next assignment will not require him to leave this zip code.

Michael: Totally local?

Victor: Yeah, right here in genoa city.

Michael: Okay. What is it?

Victor: I need you to take a close look at the locke/newman enterprises merger contract. I want you to find any loophole, any clause that allows us to kick that bastard to the curb.

Michael: Alright, but before I start, I need to know something. Where do things stand between victoria and her husband?

Victoria: We’re fine.

[ Sighs ] We’re fantastic, even. But we might not be if we don’t get on that jet.

Ashland: Not the most enthusiastic response, but I’ll take it.

Victoria: Let’s make a pact. I believe you and you believe me.

Ashland: You know I do.

Victoria: Then trust me when I say this is all gonna work out.

Ashland: Okay. I think italy is gonna be great for us, and I cannot wait to get you there alone all to myself. And who knows? Maybe we’ll just never come back.

[ Exhales sharply ] If you have advanced non-small cell lung cancer,

Nick: I wish I could tell everybody what they want to hear, but victoria’s being very tight-lipped about what she’s gonna do about ashland.

Nikki: We do know she’s determined to do it on her own.

Billy: Well, I really hope this plan is legit because, from what we saw, it was not the messy break-up I was expecting.

Nikki: I think victoria needs to take some time to come to terms with who ashland really is.

Nick: We don’t have time for that. We have to get this guy out of her life immediately.

Billy: I agree with nick. She may not be thinking logically.

Lily: Victoria makes tough decisions every day. I think she can handle this.

Nikki: Lily’s right. This is victoria’s problem to solve. She doesn’t need any of us hovering around her. It’s in her hands now.

Adam: My dynamics with my father lack subtlety? Ouch.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Okay, let’s just put that aside for a second. Focus less on the parent and more on the parent company.

Adam: Um…that is all I’ve been able to think about ever since we last discussed this. There is going to be consequences for newman/locke, given what ashland did. Especially if victoria stands by him.

Sally: Well, no one could’ve seen this coming, at least not so soon after the marriage the merger. It leaves the whole company on shaky ground. But do you know what this calls for?

Adam: A strong leader, because there’s definitely gonna be a change at the top.

Sally: And it could be you if you play your cards right.

Adam: And if that happens, you will be right there with me.

Sally: Good. ‘Cause I like it here.

Adam: Well, you’re creative. Always think five steps ahead.

Sally: Well, if we’re gonna pull this off, we have to be proactive.

Adam: You mean buck the family tradition of letting victoria spiral out of control and drag the company down with her?

Sally: Even if you don’t know what’s going on in the inner sanctum, that shouldn’t stop you from making moves.

Adam: Well, nothing can. And no one will. Okay? I’m beginning to see this whole thing very clearly.

Sally: Hmm. Well, what will you do first?

Adam: Reach out to my father, because if I want to be in the loop, I need to put myself there. And I need to make plan of my own.

Sally: Well, I already know that it’s going to be incredible.

Taylor: I was that person. I did those things, all of those mistakes, but that is not who i am now.

Jack: Those weren’t mistakes. You know damn well everything you did you did on purpose. I can’t believe you can stand there and try to explain yourself.

Taylor: I know it’s a lot to take in, jack.

Jack: All you left behind was damage. At least when you were dead, i knew you couldn’t hurt anyone ever again.

Taylor: [ Scoffs ]

Jack: Now you’re back, and, what, you’re dragging my granddaughter into this?

Taylor: I reached out to allie for you. I made this possible. Jack, I gave you back a piece of your heart, a piece of keemo.

Allie: Oh, my god. It’s like I’m not even here. You got what you wanted, which was to hand me over like some sort of prize.

Taylor: No, a gift. A gift for both of you.

Allie: He’s right. You are evil. I don’t know you, and I don’t want any part of this.

Jack: Wait, wait, allie.

Taylor: Allie, please. Please, please. I’m sorry I deceived you. But jack is such a good man. Please don’t take this out on him. Please don’t lose what you just found. P–

[ Exhales sharply ]

Jack: You are and have always been poison. Why give your family just any eggs

Nikki: Alright, I have to run. Please contact me if you hear anything.

Nick: You have my word.

Nikki: Thanks. Good to see you, lily.

Lily: You too.

Nikki: Billy.

Nick: So what are you thinking?

Billy: You want the legal thoughts or the illegal thoughts?

Lily: He’s — he’s kidding. There’s nothing illegal.

Billy: How the hell do we stop ashland? How do we stop victoria from going back to him?

Nick: Listen, billy, nobody in our family has been able to get victoria to see reason. So, against my better judgment, I think our best plan of attack here is to turn to you.

Billy: Me? Why?

Nick: I hate admitting it, but I think you’re the best person to try and get through to her. So would you consider having a conversation with her?

Billy: Your father would love that, huh? Billy boy abbott the screw-up saving the day.

Nick: You can gloat all you want once victoria is safe. I only care about her safety, so if you do this favor for me, i promise you I will never, ever forget it.

Victor: By the way, victoria is fully aware of everything that ashland locke has done.

Lauren: Oh, then where are the sirens and the helicopters? Because if he had tried that with me…

Victor: She claims she has a plan of her own to deal with him.

Lauren: You sound skeptical.

Victor: For good reason. She didn’t explain to us what her plan was. She asked us to just trust her.

Michael: Sounds like you’re not quite ready to do that.

Victor: What you’ve got to know is that, tragically and sadly, my daughter is very much in love with that bastard, okay? He has a strong hold on her.

Lauren: Then you’re not going to leave it entirely in victoria’s hands, right?

Victor: No. Ashland locke needs to be dealt with swiftly and severely.

Michael: It’s the only way.

Lauren: [ Sighs ] Looks like we’re gonna need another bottle of wine.

Jack: Thank you for agreeing to meet me. If you wanted to cut me completely out of your life, i wouldn’t blame you. Listen. Diane was aiming for me, and you got caught in the crossfire.

Allie: You know that I had no idea, right? I didn’t know who she was or — or what she wanted. I mean, taylor — diane was just this nice woman who — who bought my father’s house and then gave me advice.

[ Scoffs ] She seemed kind and understanding. I have never thought of myself as dumb or —

Jack: Wait, wait, wait, don’t let her undermine your self-confidence. She has conned older and supposedly wiser people than you.

Allie: What did you both mean you thought she was dead?

Jack: Actually dead. Complete with memorial service, with her young son grieving in the front pew. Where people who knew who and what diane was tried, for his sake, to find something kind to say about a woman they knew was pure destruction.

Allie: [ Sighs ] That’s awful. To turn your back on your son and then just — just walk away. How do you even know this woman?

Jack: The child she walked away from was our son. What’s the #1 retinol brand

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Allie: That woman is your wife?

Jack: Diane and I were never married. When I say it’s complicated, you have no idea, but kyle was — kyle is one of the greatest gifts of my life, and to see him struggle, to see him in pain, to see him grieving with confusion…

Allie: When did this happen?

Jack: He was just a kid. He’s a man now. He’s a husband, a father, but a wound like that —

Allie: I bet it never goes away.

Jack: No, it never goes away.

Allie: All these years, he thought she was dead.

Jack: Not just dead, murdered in gruesome fashion. All of her lies exposed, people kyle cared about implicated, and it was all a lie. And I defended her. How many times did I tell him, “your mother loved you more than anything”? What kind of mother lets her child suffer like that?

Michael: Oh, andy, more wine.

Lauren: Are you trying to get me drunk?

Michael: The thought has crossed my mind.

Lauren: [ Chuckles ] Well, victor certainly knows how to spoil someone after inflicting untold damage, pain, and worry. It doesn’t matter how many bottles of wine we have, I am not gonna change my mind about you working for him.

Michael: What if I tried one of my tried-and-true methods of convincing you to make a 180 by sweeping you off your feet and dancing with you until you feel better about me staying on?

Lauren: No, no, no, no, you are not gonna litigate your way through this. You have no idea how hard that was for me. Not being able to talk to you, to not know if you were okay.

Michael: I’m so sorry.

Lauren: You’re gonna spend the rest of your life making that up to me.

Michael: Absolutely. And I’m fine. I’m home safe.

Lauren: Yes, and I want you to stay that way. Do you remember why you decided to leave the da’s office? Because you wanted to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You wanted to spend more time together.

Michael: I intend to make up for every moment we have been kept apart. I will be so annoyingly attentive that you will be begging, you will be begging for a restraining order.

Lauren: That is impossible.

[ Chuckles ]

Michael: A challenge — i like that. But for now…I need to see this through.

Lauren: For victor.

Michael: For me. Ashland locke is the person who kept us apart. Ashland locke is the person who made you worry, and it’s time someone held him accountable.

Lauren: But why does it have to be you?

Michael: When I was locked away and wasn’t sure how things would turn out, I thought of three things — coming home to my gorgeous wife, celebrating with my family, and seeing to it that locke reaps everything he’s sown.

Billy: I am as worried about victoria as you are, but I’m not the right guy. I talked to her about ashland already. You were standing right there. She walked away from both of us.

Nick: But before that, when you two were alone, you said that she had opened up to you, that she talked about ashland and what he had done to her and how hurt she was.

Billy: Yeah, and I just don’t think that there’s anything else that I can say to push her in the right direction.

Nick: Billy, the fact that she confided in you is very significant. She hasn’t shared her anger about locke to anyone in the family. She showed a lot of faith in you. She might be more open to what you have to say to her.

Lily: I think nikki was right when she said to let victoria take the lead. I mean, this is her fight.

Nick: I get your concerns, lily, but time is of the essence here. And I still think you are our best shot. So what do you say? Will you talk to victoria, just one last time?

Adam: I have a vision for newman/locke that I think will surprise all my detractors. Dad.

Victor: I want to bring you up to date about what’s going on, okay?& I’m sure your coo wouldn’t mind giving us some privacy.

Adam: Oh, that actually won’t be necessary. I’ve told her everything.

Victor: Son, this is none of her business. It’s about family.

Adam: Well, it’s about both, actually.& Victoria’s choice in men affects newman media.

Victor: Alright, you can stay.

Adam: So what is the latest?

Victor: Well, victoria claims she knows how to handle things and she has a plan.

Adam: Has she told you what this mysterious plan is?

Victor: No, not exactly.

Adam: I mean, you don’t believe her, do you? I mean, I didn’t realize that billy was pretending to be a lush, and she wanted me fired. Now she’s gonna put the whole future of the company at risk, and what are we supposed to do, just sit by and let her bury us deeper?

Victor: This company is as important to her as it is to all of us.

Adam: I suspect that she will try to protect her public image, maybe even her marriage. She’ll think about how she’ll be perceived, how the company will be perceived if the news ever got out. But we have to look out for our reputation. Now, given everything you stand to lose, do you really think you can trust victoria to do what’s right for newman?

Victor: I will handle things. Okay?

Adam: How?

Victor: I wish you would stop vilifying your sister. She’s the victim in this.

Adam: She was warned more times than one. She knew who locke was. Even before she let him sign the contract to be co-ceo, there were warning signs and she ignored them. And now she needs to be stopped.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Victor: I will take care of things, okay? It’s your sister. Yes, honey.

Victoria: I’m glad I reached you. I’d like you to meet me in my office. And bring adam.

Victor: Alright. We’ll be over there. Your sister wants to see us. Let’s go.

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Jack: I am so sorry you were dragged into all this.

Allie: I don’t understand what she thinks will happen. She pretended to die. That was her choice. And then she abandoned her son and let people think she was murdered. And of all the times she could’ve come back, she chooses now?

Jack: I guess she thought she could manipulate her way into forgiveness. I don’t — I don’t know. I do know this. Anyone in genoa city who knew her…will never forgive. They will never forget.

Nate: You’re the last person I expected to see around here. I assumed you’d leave town.

Ashland: Why would I do that? I have no reason to flee. I have been dealing with baseless rumors my entire life.

Nate: Baseless rumors. Are you still trying to convince me that’s all this is? You’re the poor, misunderstood victim of your powerful enemies.

Ashland: Yeah.

Nate: For god’s sake, give it up.

Billy: You don’t have to tell me, I know that you don’t think it’s a good idea that I talk to victoria about ashland.

Lily: No, I hate it.

Billy: What do you think could happen?

Lily: Um, I don’t know, ashland adds you to his growing list of enemies.

Billy: Well, he’s despised me for a long time, and I’m still standing.

Lily: Why don’t you let someone else fight this battle?

Billy: Look, lily, first of all, I’m not gonna let anything happen to you. But ashland is more dangerous than we even thought, and the stakes are even higher. And I don’t want him anywhere near johnny or katie. So I think it’s the right thing to do. I’ve got to try one more time to get through to victoria.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: Hey. I’ll fix this before you know it. Thank you. I love you.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: Happy to see the gang’s all here. Hopefully that means there’s some good news to share.

Nikki: Nicholas and I haven’t heard a word yet.

Nick: Vick wouldn’t tell us what’s going on until you arrived.

Victoria: Because I only want to say this once, and once I’ve given you my decision, I hope that you’ll abide by it and respect it.

Adam: Oh, this can’t be good.

Victoria: Ashland is leaving for tuscany tonight, and I’ll be joining him.

Nikki: What? You have got to be kidding.

Nick: You can’t be serious.

Victoria: I told him that we need to distance ourselves from the barrage of attacks that are consistently coming from my family.

Victor: So you do have a plan? Why don’t you tell us what it is? Because the fate of this company and the family depends on your next move. For copd,

Ashland: You know what, nate? Believe what you want.

[ Sighs ] There is obviously nothing I can say or do to convince you of the truth.

Nate: I know the facts. I’ve seen the evidence. Do you really think you can make this all go away by pretending none of it’s real?

Ashland: I am truly sorry that I’ve lost your trust and your friendship.

Nate: Do you really mean that?

Ashland: Yes, I do.

Nate: Well, if our friendship really meant something to you, then take this last bit of advice from someone who defended you, who enjoyed your company. Stop lying. Tell victoria the truth. Don’t let her live with this conflict and suspicion she must have. For once in your life, do the right thing.

Victoria: Is that a request, dad, or a demand?

Victor: How about both?

Nick: Why are you still shutting us out?

Victoria: I’m just simply trying to handle things my own way.

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