Young & The Restless Transcript
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Nick: Hey, please tell me you talked to victoria.
Billy: Yeah. I did. And it’s not the result that we were hoping for.
Nick: [ Sighs ] What happened?
Billy: Well, she heard me out, and that was the end of it. And she has no plan on telling me what’s up with ashland, how she plans to handle him. And she completely dismissed the fact that he might could be potentially threatening towards her. Even though she’s very aware of what he’s capable of.
Nick: I was really hoping you’d be able to get through to her before she goes to italy.
Billy: Yeah, well, your father said that he’d send his security detail along with her. And she seems to think that’s all the protection that she needs. Although I’m not sure how much help they’re gonna be when she’s alone with ashland behind the walls of the palazzo.
Nick: Not much. This is just so frustrating.
Billy: And clearly you haven’t been able to get through to her, either.
Ashland: Well, thank you for the update on the weather. But apparently this trip was not meant to be. Yeah, we’ll, uh, reschedule for another time. Go on home. Get some sleep. Yeah.
Victoria: What’s wrong?
Ashland: Uh, just something about the conversation with the pilot — something about his tone. He seemed relieved that we’re not going.
Victoria: Well, yeah, he probably didn’t want to fly through those storms.
Ashland: Yeah. Maybe. But, you know, I looked earlier on my weather app. I didn’t see any storms over the atlantic.
Victoria: Well, you do know that the pilots have more sophisticated technology than we do.
[ Both chuckle ]
Victoria: [ Scoffs ] My father asked the pilot to stall us as long as possible.
[ Sighs ] Oh, gosh, that is just so exasperating and so on brand for my dad. The lengths he goes to, to try to control me.
Ashland: It’s par for the course, really. Especially if your family is worried that I’m gonna do some kind of harm to you — which is preposterous. But if that’s really what they believe, I could certainly understand that your father would do anything he could to protect his daughter.
Victoria: Well, I guess he got his wish. Because we’re staying.
Ashland: But not because of his games. We’re staying because we’ve finally figured out who set me up — and we’re gonna prove it.
Rey: Well, I am glad you dealt with all the paperwork to officially end your leave of absence, huh?
Chance: Last obstacle out of the way.
Rey: Mm-hmm. You got a big day tomorrow. I don’t want to keep you if you got to go. We’ll be spending plenty of time together soon.
Chance: Are you regretting having me back as your partner already?
Rey: Yeah. [ Chuckles ] You’ll probably get sick of me first.
Chance: No, I can actually hang for a bit tonight, man. Abby’s over at society, and the nanny’s got the baby, so I’m good.
Rey: Alright, well, I can stick around for a while.
Rey: So, are you still feeling good about your decision to come back?
Chance: [ Chuckles ] Why? I seem nervous or something?
Rey: It would only be natural, after being gone for so long.
Chance: Hey, man, I’m excited. And I’m just ready for everything to start feeling normal again. You know what I mean?
Rey: Yeah, I do. I get it. After sharon’s cancer, faith’s surgery, and then mariah’s kidnapping, I was so relieved when everything finally settled down. It’s good to get back into a routine, have a job that validates you and that you’re good at.
Chance: That’s exactly what I’m talking about. I mean, I just can’t wait to get back to that life that I had planned before this mission just threw everything off track.
Chelsea: Oh, that’s fantastic. I’m so excited you were able to come through so quickly at such a reasonable price point. Okay. I will be in touch. Thank you.
Abby: Well, it sounds like whoever was on the other end of that line had good news for you.
Chelsea: Well, it was a sales rep from this fabulous fabric supplier. A bio-based company who is able to make the perfect textile for my new line.
Abby: Ooh! Congratulations. Isn’t starting a new business so exciting?
Chelsea: You know, it really is. It reminds me of the high I felt when we worked together at the grand phoenix.
Abby: Oh, maybe don’t say “high” and “grand phoenix” in the same sentence.
[ Both laugh ]
Chelsea: That launch party was a disaster. And things weren’t perfect. But, listen, we had some fun…
Chelsea: …For a while. Until…
Chelsea: Mnh, let’s not even go there.
Abby: Yes, water under the bridge. Actually, I am very happy that society is my sole focus. It gives me more time with dominic.
Chelsea: Yeah. You know, I really feel like things are falling into place for me, as well. Yeah, I sold the penthouse. Starting the new line. Connor is thriving. I feel like I’m getting a fresh start in every aspect of my life, and I’m gonna be honest — I’m really proud of myself.
Abby: You should be.
Chelsea: You know, there were a lot of bumps in the road since I got back to town, but I didn’t let them derail me.
Abby: And by “bumps in the road,” do you mean my brother?
[ Door opens ]
Sally: That’s really good.
[ Door closes ]
Victor: What are you doing here so late?
Adam: Just, uh, working on some ideas for newman/locke.
Victor: I see. Okay.
Adam: Yeah, the company has more than doubled in size since the recent acquisitions. So the key now is to realign the divisions so they can coalesce and complement each other, become something bigger than the sum of their parts. Starting with the consolidation and rebranding of our video streaming business. I think that we should take our current streamers with locke communications and newman media and turn it into one formidable network, one that can take on every major player.
Victor: Hmm. Son, I thought I had made it very clear to you that, in case ashland locke and victoria are on the way to europe — and I put you in as temporary ceo of the company — to prevent any changes, okay? Not to instigate them. Hi, my name is cherrie.
Sally: Consolidating and rebranding is a great idea. And he didn’t even tell you the best part. We will use newman’s real estate division to build our own studio lot. A collection of sound stages that will rival the ones in L.A. It’s genius.
Sally: You really don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
Sally: Newman/locke has a lot of forward momentum. And bold, smart ideas like adam’s are exactly what we need to keep that going. And if we delay making decisions because we’re waiting on victoria to straighten things out with ashland, we run the risk of becoming an also-ran in this space.
Victor: You know, I’m not concerned about that. This situation is temporary, until victoria throws ashland locke to the curb, which I hope will happen soon.
Adam: And I am rooting for that to happen. I hope that her plan works. But right now she doesn’t have her eye on the ball, so we need to make sure that we do. And I think it would be a huge mistake to let the competition take advantage when she’s otherwise occupied.
Victor: [ Chuckles ] The only ones I see trying to “take advantage”… are the two of you.
Nick: I don’t know what options I have at this point. What am I supposed to do? Just follow my sister to italy?
Billy: Actually, that’s a great idea idea, except victoria will hate it. It would only alienate her further. Can I tell you what I would like to do to ashland? Treat him the same way that he, victor, and adam treated gaines. Lock him in a basement somewhere, undisclosed location, and leave him there until he surrenders.
Nick: Yeah, you’re kidding, right? That is the worst idea I have ever heard.
Billy: Yeah. You’re right. The worst.
Nick: No, look, we’re not doing that, alright? It’s stupid. The fact that we’re even thinking about it just shows how desperate we are.
Billy: Well, unfortunately, nick, the only person more desperate than us is victoria. Because besides something happening to our children, this is her worst nightmare. She’s been played like a fool and made to look weak and incompetent.
Nick: Well, she’s gonna react in one of two ways. She’s either gonna go into denial and refuse to see ashland for who he really is. Or she’s gonna go after him herself and prove that he’s the fool for ever underestimating her in the first place.
Billy: Well, whichever path she chooses, she has made it very clear she does not want help from us.
Ashland: I know you were hoping to get away from your family, get away from the pressure they keep putting you under. I wish we could do that. God knows we could use the time to — to reconnect and recuperate from these attacks.
Victoria: It’s okay. If we have to put off the trip, it’ll be worth it. It’ll give us the opportunity to prove that adam is the one framing you.
Ashland: You know, there is another upside to staying here. Adam won’t have to fill in for us. He’ll be stripped of his fake ceo title before he even has a chance to get in here and kick his feet up onto your desk.
Victoria: You like the idea of that, don’t you?
Ashland: I do. Can you blame me? After what he’s done to us?
Victoria: Well, we can’t be one hundred percent sure that he’s guilty just yet. It’s just a hunch that I had.
Ashland: But it’s a good hunch. I’m surprised I didn’t think of it myself, in fact.
[ Chuckles ] It makes all the sense in the world. No one benefits more from my downfall than adam.
Victoria: Well, motive is not going to be enough to convince my family that adam did this to you. You know they still believe that you lied about your cancer to trick me into marrying you and to go along with the merger.
Ashland: We’re gonna change their minds about that.
Victoria: So, what is your first step? Do we have a plan? What are you recommending
Rey: Thank you. Look, I know it hasn’t been easy to readjust to life back at home after everything you’ve been through, but, you know, i respect the way that you’re tackling it head-on.
Chance: Appreciate that, man. I was, uh, kind of forced to take that direct approach. Plan a — you know, toughing it out — that was a failure.
Rey: Yeah, but you could’ve called it quits and given up, but you didn’T.
Chance: That was never an option. Abby — she never gave up on me, even though she was told I was never coming back. I got to make good on those promises that I made her, you know? Better late than never.
Rey: Yeah, I don’t think you’re late. But I have seen “never,” and i wouldn’t recommend it. The guys trying to hide their pain — they usually end up trashing their relationships, distancing themselves from their families. It’s a good way to end up miserable.
Chance: Well, if I’m being honest, I was probably heading down that path if abby and devon hadn’t convinced me to go to therapy.
Rey: You talked to devon about this?
Chance: Yeah. Yeah. He’s been a pretty good friend through all this. He was definitely worried about me for a while, which was part of the reason we changed the whole visitation agreement.
Rey: Yeah. Your parenting situation is not simple. But I’m glad everybody found a solution that works for them.
Chance: Devon’s a good father. He’s got an incredible bond with dominic.
Rey: How is that for you? Being dominic’s “other” father?
Chance: You know, I — i just — I’m working really hard to develop that same kind of bond with him. But, uh… I don’t know. I just — I don’t have the same natural instincts as devon. And abby said that that’s just gonna take time. But I just can’t help feeling like I’m never gonna catch up. You know, I’m never gonna be on the same level as her and devon.
Rey: I think I know a little about what that feels like.
Chelsea: I admit, I had some lingering hope that adam and i would get back together. I thought maybe we could reconnect, see if there was anything left between us. But then for every beautiful memory I would remind him of, he would remind me of some way that we devastated each other. He just wasn’t willing to take that risk. And eventually I agreed. Too much has happened between us.
Abby: I’ve had relationships like that before, where there’s still love there, but the trust is gone. Cutting your losses and walking away — it’s hard to do.
Chelsea: Yeah, but you’re happy now, right?
Abby: I am. Yeah. And I have faith that you are gonna find the same thing with someone who’s a better match for you than adam. Someone who’s more emotionally stable.
Chelsea: [ Chuckles ] Well, i mean, adam’s doing well. He’s grown up a lot.
Abby: Hmm. I’ve heard that from other people, and — well, I hope it continues, but when it comes to adam, you can never be sure.
Victor: It’s not that there’s anything wrong with your idea. In fact, I like your vision. The timing is the issue.
Sally: But why would you ever discourage strengthening our brand or increasing our profits? How could there ever be a bad time for that?
Victor: I know you only want what’s best for my son, okay? Would you mind giving us a few moments alone?
Adam: I will come find you after we’re done.
Sally: Okay. I will be in my office.
[ Door opens ]
[ Clears throat ]
Victor: Well, now, she seems to be a very supportive coo.
Adam: If you are implying that she’s just kissing up to me, you are wrong. Sally’s always given me her honest reaction, good or bad. I like that about her. She’s direct. She says what she means. Frankly, we could use a little more of that around here.
Victor: Well, it’s clear to me that she is very eager for you to make your mark on the company.
Adam: Well, she doesn’t see the point in sitting on our hands, and neither do I.
[ Breathes deeply ] You’re talking to your old man, who’s had a lot of experience in life and in business. I’m warning you — don’t get too close. Don’t you ever confuse the professional with the personal.
Adam: [ Scoffs ] I don’t know why we’re still talking about her. She isn’t the problem. Ashland is. We should be focused on how to get rid of him.
Victor: You don’t think I am?
Ashland: The one good thing about adam planting so much incriminating evidence against me is that there’s more for us to investigate. There’s a better chance that he made a mistake along the way.
Victoria: Well, I’m sure he did. I mean, people who pull cons like this that are so elaborate — they usually do. It’s their arrogance that trips them up.
Ashland: What do you mean?
Victoria: To come up with something this extreme and to convince yourself that you could actually pull it off, you would have to think that you were far more intelligent than everyone else and that everybody else was just too dense to understand it. You would have to think that you are invincible. And that kind of overconfidence is beyond arrogance. And I’m counting on that to bring adam down. Is something wrong?
Ashland: [ Sighs ] To be a thriver with metastatic breast cancer means…
Chelsea: Thanks, andy. Adam’s a great father. Really, he’s been wonderful with connor — you know, since I was away, since I’ve been back. Adam could’ve used the things i did to drive a wedge between me and my son, and he didn’t do that. And that wasn’t for my sake. It was for connor’S. He knew it wouldn’t be good for him. To me, that shows he really loves our son.
Abby: I’m not trying to insult adam. I’m really not. I’m just acknowledging the reality. My brother is a complicated person with a troubled past, which means there have been times that he wasn’t able to be there for connor when he needed him.
Chelsea: Well, that’s true. But the same could be said for me. Doesn’t make me a bad parent.
Abby: I know. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to —
Chelsea: No, no, listen, I —
[ Sighs ] If I’m coming off defensive, it just that everything you’re saying has been weighing on me. To be honest with you, since i had that breakdown, I feel terrible about letting connor down.
Abby: But you were ill. It wasn’t your fault.
Chelsea: I know. You know, my therapist tells me that I am setting a good example for him [Chuckles] By taking care of myself and trying to get better and being the best person I can be. I mean, adam’s not in therapy, but I think he’s trying to do those things, too.
Abby: Well, I will give him credit for that.
Chelsea: And what about chance? I know he’s been struggling a lot since he came back from spain.
Abby: He is. And you’re right. I would never think less of him for that.
Chelsea: Listen, we’re all just doing our best. Am I right?
Abby: Amen to that. But I am a little surprised, given your history with adam, that you’re still so protective towards him.
Chelsea: Well, we do. We have a lot of history. And we share a son. We’ll always have that bond.
Rey: Your, uh, situation with devon reminds me a lot of how i feel being around nick. I mean, it’s not exactly the same, you know. You’re dominic’s dad. I’m a stepfather to sharon’s kids. So I would never expect to have the same relationship with faith or noah — and even mariah — that nick does.
Chance: Come on, man. You and faith are super close, right? And you’re still getting to know noah.
Rey: Yeah, but when they’re all together, even though they always make me feel included and welcome, it’s like they’re the family unit and I’m on the outside. Does that make sense? I know it’s hard to explain.
Chance: No, man, I totally get it. That’s exactly how I feel. That we’re on the outside and we’re looking in, right? And, shoot, I’m dominic’s father, but sometimes it feels like devon’s claim to him is just a little bit more legitimate. And he and abby have this bond for the baby in common, and — I don’t know — I just don’t know if I’m ever gonna get there. You know, I don’t know if it’s just me being in my head, and if it is, I don’t know how to get past it.
Rey: It’s a tough situation. Especially because nobody’s done anything wrong. There’s no any bad guys to point out.
Chance: How do you deal with it? You talked to sharon?
Rey: No. No, I deal with this by myself. Maybe I just need more time.
[ Laughs ] I’m giving myself the same advice that abby keeps giving you. I have to be patient.
Chance: [ Sighs ] Well, maybe that’s the answer. We shall see.
Ashland: Um, nothing’s, uh, wrong per se. I — I — yes, I was just distracted thinking about the worst-case scenario. What if — [ Clears throat ] What if adam didn’t make any careless mistakes? What if — what if he’s covered his tracks so well, there’s no incriminating evidence to be found?
Victoria: Oh, there will be. And we’re gonna keep looking until we find it. We’re not gonna give up. We need that proof.
Ashland: Right. Your family will never believe in my innocence without it. But right now, I don’t really care about them. I care about you. If this investigation proves fruitless, will you still believe in me?
Victoria: Why are you asking me this now?
Ashland: Because I can’t shake this feeling that you somehow still have doubts about my innocence. Am I right?
Victor: I am singularly focused on getting ashland locke out of this company, out of this family, okay? That’s why I don’t want any distractions. If something happens to go wrong with victoria’s plan and the story about ashland locke becomes public knowledge, we may have to pivot on the spot.
Adam: I see where you’re coming from, but if everything goes to hell, we need something to pivot to, to distract from the fallout. We need something positive, a new initiative, something that shows that we’re still firing on all cylinders while we’re trying to distract from this fiasco. I wish you would have a little faith in my judgment, dad. I think I have earned that.
Victor: You have, son. Now, I like the idea of this streaming platform to rival all the big ones.
Adam: Well, and to beat them.
Victor: What about the real estate piece?
Adam: Okay, so…we buy land. We build our own studios to film our own shows. And then when we are not using them, we will rent them out when at a cheaper price than our competitors.
Victor: Alright. Go ahead and do it. Let’s see what happens. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…
“The young and the restless”
Nick: [ Sighs ] Alright. I guess the only thing I can do is go home and just hope that i don’t wake up to any bad news about victoria and ashland. But every instinct I have is telling me to rush to victoria’s rescue.
Billy: Believe me. I get it. And in the past, that approach has worked, but this is a different situation. She wants to handle ashland on her own. She doesn’t want help from us, and she does not want help from your father.
Nick: Well, you know what? I can understand why she doesn’t want my dad’s help because that usually comes with some strings attached.
Billy: It’s deeper than that. Look, of course, on one hand, she would love to be out of the control of your father. But on the other hand, she wants his approval. She always has. I have not said it to her in this way, but I feel like that was part of her initial attraction to ashland. He’s a powerful man. And your father appreciated that and the merger and all the new heights of power and influence she was reaching.
Nick: Yeah, well, if I were you, I would definitely not say that to her.
Billy: Yeah, I know, but it’s true.
Nick: And if my dad was impressed at any point, you know, he’s past that. He’s now worried just like the rest of us.
Billy: Oh, I’m sure he’s very worried that victoria risked his precious company. And that is eating away at her, and unfortunately she is gonna do everything she can to win back his respect.
Nick: You don’t think there’s any chance of reconciliation with ashland, right?
Billy: No. She’s smarter than that.
Nick: Yeah, I’d like to think so, too. I just pray that victoria has a plan, you know, a way to get him out of her life and away from newman/locke and that it’s a brilliant plan and that it’s working.
Chance: Hi, babe.
Abby: Oh, hi!
Rey: Hey. It’s good to see you ladies.
Abby: Can I get you guys something to eat? Are you hungry?
Rey: Oh, I’m just here to pick up some tres leches for sharon.
Chelsea: Nice. Actually, I’m glad we bumped into each other again because… I have something for you.
Rey: I have an idea what this could be. Yes, yes, yes. Blackhawks tickets. Whoa. Great seats. Right up against the glass.
Chelsea: Connor’s really excited. Um, I bought a couple hockey tickets, planned this whole overnight trip in chicago, and then found out I have to work. Rey was nice enough to offer to fill in for me.
Rey: It’s my pleasure. I think I’m as excited as connor is.
Abby: [ Laughs ]
Rey: Anyway, I’m gonna get that dessert.
Chelsea: I’ll join you, grab something sweet for myself.
Abby: Rey really is an amazing guy.
Chance: Yeah. Yeah, he sure is.
Abby: Chelsea almost ended his life. And look at them. They’re friends. I mean, it’s not fake or forced. They are actual friends. It’s crazy how things can change with time.
Victoria: Why would you be worried that I don’t believe you? I’m the one encouraging you to find out if adam set you up.
Ashland: I just wonder, if it came down to adam’s word versus mine, whose side would you take?
Victoria: Seriously? Look, first of all, I make it a rule to never believe one word that comes out of adam’s mouth. And secondly, if I thought that you had lied to me about being seriously ill, do you think I’d be standing here right now, strategizing with you? No. No, I wouldn’T. I would be spending every waking moment trying to figure out how to cut you out of my life for good. You’re still not convinced, are you? How can I prove to you that I’m on your side? I just heard something amazing!
Ashland: I’m sorry. Of course I know you’re on my side. I should never have raised the issue.
Victoria: No, it’s — it’s okay. I know what this must be like for you. Literally. Adam tried to frame me in the past, too.
Ashland: Wait. I’m sorry. Hold on. Adam tried to frame you, his sister? For what?
Victoria: He accused me of trying to tamper with my father’s medicine to hurt him. I was even arrested for it.
Ashland: [ Sighs ]
Victoria: I know. But luckily the people who believe me and love me know that I would never do something like that. So, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I let any doubt about you ever creep into my mind.
Ashland: No, no, no. Just — don’t apologize. You have nothing to apologize for. This is what adam’s sick game is doing to both of us. It’s forcing us to mistrust each other. Listen, I believe more now than ever that adam is behind this. If you can stand by me and help me find the proof I need, that would mean the world to me.
Victoria: I’m right here. I’m not going anywhere.
Ashland: Okay. Okay.
Ashland: Thank you. Let’s go home, get some rest, and in the morning, we will put together a strategy.
Victoria: Why don’t you go ahead, okay? You need to still consider your health. I am gonna call my family and I’m gonna bring them together and let them know that our plans to go to italy have changed.
Ashland: Poor adam. He’s gonna be so disappointed.
Victoria: He is definitely not gonna be happy about the change in plans.
Chelsea: I got two.
[ Laughs ] Oh, thanks.
Chance: You know, I think it’s incredible that rey was able to forgive chelsea for everything that she did to him. And chelsea, too — she’s come a long way since then.
Abby: Yeah. I think chelsea has really turned a corner. She’s starting over, starting a business with chloe. She’s healthier and stronger. And she’s really navigating this co-parenting arrangement with adam really well.
Chance: I guess adam couldn’t go to the hockey game, huh?
Abby: No, but connor’s really lucky to have rey take him. Rey is a great father figure. Maybe that’s because that was his role with lola when she was growing up. And now with sharon’s kids. Sharon and rey even take care of christian sometimes for nick, so it’s not surprising that they welcome connor into the fold. Everybody’s a part of the family.
Chance: You know, it’s funny you say that ’cause I was just talking to rey and — well, obviously, don’t repeat this to nick, but he said sometimes he just feels like an outsider in the family.
Abby: Really? Well, I’m so sorry to hear that. I know that they would never want to make him feel that way. I hope he knows how valued and appreciated he is.
Chance: Yeah. Yeah, I think he does. You know, he just said there’s certain moments where he compares himself to nick, the “real” dad, wonders if he measures up.
Abby: Yeah. I can understand why he would feel that way. But it’s only because nick has such a tight relationship with his kids. It’s not a competition. There’s enough love to go around in this family. Mwah.
Nick: [ Sighs ]
[ Cellphone pings ]
Adam: So, I can move on this right away. I already know who I want to put in charge of content, and, uh, the marketing team is in place and ready to hit the ground running.
Victor: Yeah. Well [Clears throat] It seems you have put a lot of thought into this.
Adam: Oh, well, I wouldn’t, uh, pitch you an idea that i didn’t think through. And I have a lot more ideas that I know that you will like just as much.
[ Cellphone ringing ] Hey, sweetheart. I thought you were on your way to italy. What happened?
Victoria: No, you did not.
Victor: Oh, so you’ve reconsidered. Well, I’m glad to hear that.
Victoria: Look, I’m in my office, and I have something that I would like to discuss with you. Now. If you’re available.
Victor: Well, now I’m discussing some business with adam as we speak.
Victoria: Perfect. He was gonna be my next call. Why don’t the two of you come here.
Victor: Well, we may do that. Okay. Victoria is in her office. She would like the two of us to come by.
Adam: [ Scoffs ] Uh, well, why didn’t she go to italy? Did her, uh, plan fall through already?
Victor: I have no idea. Let’s go find out.
[ Door opens ]
Adam: [ Clears throat ] Looking to get back in your type 2 diabetes zone?
[ Footsteps approaching ]
Abby: Hey. Okay, everything is under control in the kitchen. Now let’s go home.
Chance: Seems like you’ve had a great day. I love it.
Abby: I’m having a great life. If this year has taught me anything, it is to be appreciative of the little things. And I have so many things to be appreciative for. I mean, I have an incredible husband. I have a wonderful little boy.
Abby: This great job, and we are all happy and healthy. Not trying to minimize what you’re going through.
Chance: No, no, no. I know what you meant. And, look, I know I am a work in progress, but I think tomorrow’s gonna be a big step forward.
Abby: It feels like things are finally moving in the right direction.
Chance: I’m finally starting to see that light at the end of the tunnel.
Abby: Mm, I am so happy to hear you say that. Mm. [ Smooches ] Let’s go home.
Chance: Come on.
Adam: So, you told us that you were headed to tuscany with ashland. So, what happened?
Victoria: Well, apparently, dad was not in favor of the plan and he somehow convinced the pilot to stay on the ground.
[ Door opens ]
Nick: What’s going on?
Victoria: Thank you for coming. I was just explaining to adam that dad deliberately had my flight delayed. Which was lucky for us. It worked out in my favor. And ashland and I have changed our travel plans and we will be staying in town.
Adam: [ Scoffs ] How does that work in anyone’s favor?
Victoria: Thank you, by the way, so much for agreeing to step in as ceo, but that won’t be necessary now.
Nick: I hope by calling us all together like this, you’re ready to tell us what you’re planning. Vick, if you want me to stay out of this, I will, but I do not like being in the dark.
Victoria: I plan to fill you all in, but I’m waiting for mom to get here, which should be soon.
Victor: Where is ashland right now?
Victoria: I’m not sure. But I have a pretty good idea.