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Adam: If they won’t budge on the price, then walk away. Right, right, right. Well, get on it.

Victor: Where do things stand with locke?

Adam: [ Exhales sharply ] Our conversation couldn’t have gone better. He agreed to surrender control of the company.

Victor: I’ll be damned. Hmm. What about victoria?

Adam: He agreed to the annulment and that he’s gonna walk away from newman/locke. He is actually on his way over here right now to sign the agreement.

Victor: Well, so the end is in sight.

Adam: Uh-huh. Money talks. Locke will soon be out of our lives, out of the company and victoria’s life, so it’s the best possible outcome.

Victor: I still don’t like the way you handled this whole thing. It was very impulsive. Could have backfired.

Adam: It worked, didn’t it? I achieved the objective.

Victor: You will have achieved the objective once he signs.

Adam: It was the cleanest, most straight-forward way to tackle the problem. No tricks, no games — it was just cold, hard cash in exchange to get this jerk to take a hike.

Victor: Hmm. So you want me to believe that you did this for the good of the family, just to show your loyalty, right?

Adam: That’s exactly why i did it.

Victor: I know why you did it. You wanted to prove that you were smarter and more capable than your sister.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] You’re really doing this?

Ashland: Adam is waiting for me in his office right now to sign the paperwork.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] It’s just — you know, it’s a little overwhelming how quickly it all went down.

Ashland: Yeah. Well, adam and your father gave me 500 million reasons to walk away. From our combined company, from our “official” marriage. As long as I have your assurance that you’re on board with me.

Victoria: Ashland, I told you —

Ashland: Tell me again. I need to know if you’re really willing and ready to walk away from everything you have here, from your family, from this company, from your home here in genoa city. And build a new future with me someplace far away.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] The farther away, the better, as far as I’m concerned. After everything that has happened, you know, I could just — I could really use a fresh start.

Ashland: Well, that brings me to the hardest question of all. What about your children?

Jack: That is wonderful news. No, absolutely. If anything changes, you give me a call. I love you too, son. Bye. That was kyle. Summer can’t get away from marchetti, but kyle managed to clear his schedule and he and harrison will be flying in next week.

Traci: So the clock is ticking.

Jack: Yeah, as excited as i am about their visit, I am also dreading what comes with it.

Traci: [ Sighs ] Diane and all of her endless drama.

Jack: I get to sit with my son and blind-side him with the news that his mother is alive.

[ Knock on door ]

Phyllis: Please don’t make me play this game with you, “taylor.” Let me in. I have a master key. Please don’t make me use it.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Phyllis, wow, what a surprise.

Phyllis: Stop. Seriously? You didn’t think I was gonna figure out your alias when you checked in to my hotel? Hi, I’m karen.

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Ashland: It’s because I love you so much that I’m asking you this question now. If you’re really ready to cut ties with everyone…I don’t want you to have any regrets. We both have to be sure about what that means. For instance, I would love to take a more active role in harrison’s life, but I know the newmans and the abbotts would join forces to keep me from doing that in the same way you need to think about billy.

Victoria: What about billy?

Ashland: It’s clear, isn’t it? He’s gonna hate the fact that you’re running away with me. And I’m pretty sure he’s gonna try to keep you from his kids.

Victoria: You know, I have been thinking about the impact that this would have on the children, and I actually think that I can — I can — I can reason with billy. I mean [Sighs] He’s not going to keep johnny and katie away from their mother.

Ashland: Are you sure about that?

Victoria: When it comes to determining what is best for the kids, I know that billy usually does the right thing. And depending on where we end up living, we’ll just have to come up with some kind of an arrangement.

Ashland: I’m not sure that’s going to be possible.

Victoria: Why would you say it like that?

Ashland: Because your ex can be vindictive. He’s proved it over and over again.

Victoria: Oh. I know, but…billy is a totally different person now. As ironic as that sounds, as much as he’ll hate to see me doing this with you, I think he’ll take great satisfaction in me finally walking away from my father. He despises him more than anyone, even adam. You’re not even a close third when it comes to the two.

Ashland: Are you really willing to take that risk?

Traci: Jack, I am so sorry you’ve been put in this position.

Jack: Oh, thanks. So am I.

Traci: But you’re doing the right thing. Kyle has to know the truth, and better it come from you where you can at least sort of prepare him. Although, god, how do you prepare a kid to learn that his mother skipped town to save her own skin and let him and everybody else believe she was dead?

Jack: Yeah, I don’t think we can count on diane to show much finesse. She’s been so callous about kyle’s emotions ever since her “death.”

Traci: Okay, I’ve been thinking a lot about the timing on this, jack. Why reveal herself now?

Jack: Oh, there is a reason, rest assured. Diane has a plan. And I am going to make it my life’s mission to figure out exactly what it is.

Diane: Your hotel? My, my, how things do change.

Phyllis: Stop the act. You know this is my hotel. You know that. That’s why you made a beeline for it when you landed.

Diane: You’re right. I won’t insult your intelligence that way. What I mean is it would be a pointless lie since I know very well what you’ve been up to since I’ve been away.

Phyllis: Oh, do you?

Diane: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: Oh, is that so?

Diane: I’ve followed the lives of a lot of people in genoa city, not just jack and kyle.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness, listen to you. And I’m on the short list. I’m so lucky.

Diane: You’re running with the big dogs now.

[ Chuckles ] Congratulations, phyllis. It’s a beautiful hotel. And you fought hard to make this a success. Your success. You know, I’m really quite impressed given —

Phyllis: Okay, cut. Cut the act.& Alright, did you follow me and jack from la? Is that what you did?

Diane: Don’t be absurd.

Phyllis: Do you have any idea the hell that’s gonna rain down on you if anyone knows you’re here, diane?

Diane: [ Sighs ] I just — I just wanted to be here, prepared, for once jack tells kyle that I’m alive.

Phyllis: Prepare for what? What are you preparing for?

[ Chuckles ] Honestly, how do you see this playing out? For copd,

Diane: I’ve played it out in my head so many times, you know, seeing kyle again, being reunited with my son.

Phyllis: Okay, well, don’t bet on that happening, and don’t get too comfortable here if you know what’s good for you.

Diane: Is that a threat?

Phyllis: No, just advice. Listen, jack’s hoping — I’m betting — that when kyle finds out that you’re actually not dead, he’s not gonna want to have anything to do with you.

Diane: Gee, thanks.

Phyllis: I think you wasted a trip, diane. Sorry. But on the off chance kyle wants to meet with you, I’m gonna have to ask you not to do that in my hotel. I don’t want the fireworks here. Can you just check in to the athletic club, please?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Are you throwing me out?

Phyllis: Nothing I would like to do more than to throw you out, that’s for sure.

Diane: Oh, then what’s stopping you?

Phyllis: You know what’s stopping me? If I throw you out, then you get to play the victim, and I’m not gonna let you do that this time. You know what I’m gonna do instead? I’m gonna take your money and I’m gonna ignore you, diane.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Wow. Wow, you really have a knack for this hospitality thing. No — no, really, phyllis, it’s a gift.

Phyllis: If you create any trouble, I’m throwing you out on your butt.

Diane: Fair enough. But you don’t need to worry. I’ll behave.

Phyllis: I hope so.

Diane: Phyllis [Scoffs] I know it’s going to be very hard for you to accept that I’ve changed.

Phyllis: Oh, please, diane. I know you. You haven’t changed. I’m gonna give you a piece of advice. If people in this town that you’re actually alive and that you had the audacity to come back here, it’s not me you should be worried about. Things will get ugly in a real hurry.

Adam: I’m sorry that you think that of me. That I was purely acting out of selfishness.

Victor: Son, you said in so many words that you thought this was victoria’s fault. That she fell for a con man, therefore she should be stripped of her title. In favor of you.

Adam: Do I think that I’m a better leader than victoria? Hell yes. Because it happens to be true. But the approach that I took with ashland, it wasn’t about proving it to you or to anyone else.

Victor: So you weren’t out to impress me.

Adam: Well, to the extent that you were impressed, that pleases me. Yeah, I won’t deny it. I solved a problem that threatened everything that you have built your entire life. But the goal was to get ashland out, and it benefited the whole family. So whatever happens moving forward, I think we’re all better off for it, myself included. I’d say that’s a win all around.

Victor: I remember when you were a little boy on the farm in kansas. I taught you how to play soccer. Look at you now. You do impress me. But you’ve cost me a hell of a lot of money.

Adam: Well, it’s money, um, well spent. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s finalize this. Until we get ashland’s signature on the agreement, um, I don’t want anything to get messed up, since we’re this close to getting rid of that bastard.

Victor: I’m proud of you.

Victoria: Since the moment we got together, billy has been meddling in our lives. He’s been digging into your past, almost to the point of obsession, and bringing gaines to tuscany to stop our wedding.

Ashland: But see, that’s exactly why I think he’s gonna be so hard on you. He will see the two of us choosing to run away together as proof that he was right to oppose our marriage.

Victoria: I actually think that it will be the opposite. Look, you said that you thought billy was still in love with me secretly and that that was his motivation, but you’re so wrong about that. Billy just doesn’t want to see me hurt again the way that he hurt me, and he wants to see me with some peace in my life. The kind of peace that he was never able to give me. I know it’s not gonna be easy for him to admit, but when he looks into my eyes, the way that you’re looking into them right now, he’s gonna see how much i love you. I love you so much, even after everything that’s happened. And…he’s not gonna be able to fight that.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] So this really is a yes.

Victoria: I’m ready.

Ashland: [ Chuckles ] Okay. Okay, the world is ours. Where do you want to go?

[ Chuckles ]

Victoria: Tuscany.

Ashland: Of course.

Victoria: I mean, we own the palazzo.

Ashland: Yeah.

Victoria: It’s just so magical there. We had so many beautiful memories there.

Ashland: Okay. Tuscany it is.

Victoria: So go on, go take care of things with adam. I’ll be waiting here for you.

Ashland: Okay. And when I get back, we will start our new life together.

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and medicaid,

Diane: Thank you for reminding me how hated I am in this town.

Phyllis: No charge.

Diane: [ Huffs ] For the record, it’s incredibly difficult for me being back here.

Phyllis: Oh, come on, diane, please. When have you cared about what anyone thinks of you? I am actually interested in one thing.

Diane: What?

Phyllis: How’d you survive after all these years? I mean, you took on an alias and invested in therapy apparently. But how’d you pay your bills?

Diane: Well, uh, once I felt steady enough to venture out again, that I was confident my escape plan had worked, that nobody was going to come looking for me…

Jack: I have been doing some investigating into “taylor jenson’s” life in los angeles over the past few years, trying to come up with clues, something that’s gonna lead me to what diane is after.

Traci: And what did you find?

Jack: For starters, she tried to resume her career…

Diane: As an architect. But it was more competitive and difficult in los angeles. I couldn’t draw on the success of diane jenkins.

Phyllis: That’s one of the downfalls of faking your own death.

Diane: Well, my savings started to dwindle, and I was forced to take whatever job i could find. I — I started working in a real-estate office and answered phones, and pretty soon i learned the ropes and I got my realtor’s license.

Phyllis: It’s hard to picture you hustling, like the rest of us mortals. Even if it was in beverly hills.

Diane: It wasn’t as glamorous as one might think.

Phyllis: Oh, was it not?

Diane: No, I didn’t sell mansions to celebrities. It was small, postwar valley homes.

Jack: Taylor jenson had a modestly successful career as a residential real-estate agent. Hardly the life that diane was accustomed to.

Traci: Well, I suppose if you’re technically dead, it’s best to keep a low profile.

Jack: Yeah, when you’re keeping an eye on all the dollars, it kind of wears on someone as grasping and entitled as diane. My biggest worry right now is she’s gonna try to convince kyle to support her.

Traci: Well, that wouldn’t surprise me a bit. But either way, it’s gonna be kyle’s decision.

Diane: I kept my head down and made an honest living, and little by little, year by year, I made a life for myself in california.

Phyllis: Planning and plotting for the day when you could come back to genoa city and explode into our life again. Wreaking havoc on jack and everyone around him.

Diane: Phyllis —

Phyllis: I’m calling it like I see it. And then keemo’s house went on the market after he died, and you made a beeline for it because you found out that the owner was jack’s granddaughter allie, and you took advantage of a young woman grieving the loss of her father and you misrepresented yourself as a lovely woman…just there to hold her hand, right? Capitalizing on her grief and confusion.

Diane: Just stop. That is not how it happened. You’re just twisting everything around.

Phyllis: Am I? Am I really? See, I know who you are, and i don’t trust a word that comes out of your mouth, diane. And nothing you say or do is ever gonna change that.

Traci: So I guess we just focus on the positive — kyle will be coming to genoa city to spend some time, and he’s bringing that adorable harrison. I’m sure you’re excited about that, right?

Jack: Yes, I am, and I am hoping to convince allie to come out while they’re here. It seems like the perfect opportunity to meet her whole new family.

Traci: Jack, are you sure that’s a good idea?

Victor: Hello, ashland.

Adam: We’ve been expecting you.

Ashland: Hmm. Well, I don’t want to spend any more time here with you than I’m sure you want to spend with me, so let’s get to it, yes.

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Here’s the document. Pretty straightforward. You sign on page three. Which states for $500 million us, you agree to relinquish all ownership and control of newman/locke as well as agree to an annulment of your marriage to victoria.

Ashland: As if I never existed. But then that is the goal, isn’t it? To erase me from newman/locke and from victoria’s life.

Victor: Once you sign, we’ll transfer the funds.

Ashland: Hmm. Two unreadable faces. Well done, gentlemen. But I know that inside both of you must be salivating right now. Scarcely able to believe that i would make it this easy for you. Better skin from your body wash?

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Jack: Why wouldn’t I want to invite allie here while kyle and harrison are visiting from milan? That never happens. She gets to meet you, ashley, billy.

Traci: Naturally, you want your granddaughter to meet her new family as soon as possible. I’m your biggest supporter. I support that wholeheartedly, jack.

Jack: Yeah, you lobbied for it the last time we talked.

Traci: But that was before i knew about diane. And do you really think that you can welcome her —

Jack: Allie has met diane, and she has been appropriately warned.

Traci: But that doesn’t mean it’s gonna go smoothly. Or that the explosion is gonna be short-lived. Ah. If the goal is to ease allie into the meeting her new family for the first time, do you really think that it’s such a good idea to bring her into such a volatile mix?

Jack: You’re right. You’re right. Telling kyle the news about diane is enough.

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll get it. Hey.

Phyllis: Sorry I didn’t call first.

Jack: That’s okay. What’s wrong?

Phyllis: You want the bad news or the worse news?

Jack: Um, whatever the news is, tell me.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Diane is here in genoa city. Staying at my hotel.

Adam: I’m sure you’ll find everything in order. The agreement exactly as we discussed. As my father, we are prepared to do our part immediately after you sign.

Victor: $500 million to the account you specified.

Ashland: Okay.

[ Clears throat ] Initial page one. Sign page three.

Victor: Alright, it’s done. The money has been transferred. You’re out of our lives.

Ashland: Don’t assume you’re speaking for your entire family, victor. Your daughter —

Victor: Spare me.

Nikki: Is it a bad time?

Victoria: No.

[ Sighs ] I mean, yes, but…I’m glad you’re here. Maybe you can help calm me down.

Nikki: I hear that ashland has agreed to adam’s plan to pay him off.

Victoria: From dad, I assume.

Nikki: Is it true?

Victoria: Yes. But he has one condition.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] What is the condition?

Victoria: Once ashland signs away control of the company and gets the money, he wants me to break all ties with the family and go away with him.

Nikki: What?!

Victoria: He’ll agree to the annulment, mother, if — if i stay with him.

Nikki: Well, you didn’t agree to that, did you?

Victoria: Well, of course i did. What other way was I going to get him out of newman and out of our family’s lives? It’s what you all wanted, wasn’t it?

Nikki: What do you want? That was just a ploy on your part, right?

Victoria: Right now ashland is signing away his entire life. Everything that he’s built, everything that…that we’ve built.

Nikki: Honey, you don’t owe him anything. Not after all of his lies and the way he used you. There is nothing binding you to that agreement. It was just words. Unless… please don’t tell me you want to stay with him.

Jack: This is just the kind of stunt diane would pull — showing up incognito so that when kyle arrives, she can pounce on him for god knows what reason.

Phyllis: Well, whatever the reason is, we are not gonna like it.

Jack: How did she seem?

Phyllis: I don’t know. She went on and on about how she was trying to rebuild her life in the last 10 years, and she wants to mend fences with her son.

Jack: Yeah, sticking to her story like the skilled liar she is.

Phyllis: You know, I said a couple things to her, started baiting her, see if she would lash out at me. She didn’t go there.

Jack: So you believed her?

Phyllis: Well, she was convincing. She puts on one of the best sincere acts I’ve ever seen.

Jack: Wait, then you’re buying it.

Phyllis: No. Not for a minute.

Jack: I don’t like that she’s even close. I heard from kyle that he and harrison are coming in soon.

Phyllis: Yeah, summer called me on my way over here.

Jack: So how do I keep diane away from kyle before I can talk to him?

Phyllis: You don’t have to worry about that. I’ll do that for you. That’s what I’m for. I mean, you have enough on your plate, telling kyle the truth and how he’s gonna react when he finds out that his mother’s still alive.

Jack: I want you to know i appreciate you dropping everything and trying to help me through all this. I mean it, you have consistently been there for me.

Phyllis: I’m happy to do it. I really am. Just so you know, I’m also protecting my daughter, ’cause whatever happens to kyle affects her. So not only am I in “best friend” mode, but I’m in “mama bear” mode. And make no mistake, this is personal for me.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Hmm. “The business world is speculating about recent moves at newman/locke, where chairman emeritus victor newman has abruptly installed his son, adam newman, as temporary ceo.”

[ Chuckles ] Victor’s at it again. Pulling strings, keeping everyone guessing. “Adam newman seen at society with his recently-appointed coo, sally spectra, appearing to mix pleasure with business. Future power couple in the making?”

[ Chuckles ] “Nikki newman to chair arts foundation gala for 10th consecutive year. Her organizational talent par excellence, tireless dedication to worthy causes –” blah, blah, blah, blah. “Mrs. Newman is a bright light in our community, and a powerful voice. A force to be reckoned with.”

[ Sighs ]

Nikki: I’ve been so worried about you, being under all this pressure. And I-I know your feelings for ashland are still strong. Despite everything he’s done, he still has a hold on your heart.

Victoria: Mom, I know. I know I shouldn’t be so confused and conflicted. But [Sighs] God help me, I am. And you’re right, this has been really, really hard. All of the pretending and lying to his face and the hate that I feel for him for what he’s done to me and the family. While at the same time…I feel like I’m grieving the loss of — of my marriage and — and the man that I thought was my soulmate.

Nikki: Well…you must have put on the performance of a lifetime to get him to agree to this deal.

Victoria: Do you know why i was able to pull it off, mom? Because…those feelings are still there for me to draw from. And even though I’ve slowly been putting the screws to him… I just have reconciled it at all in my heart or in my mind. After everything that ashland and I have been through and everything that we’ve shared, I mean, ashland’s love for me, it just — it seemed so powerful and real. I mean, could it have all been fake this whole time?

Nikki: Yes, because he is a sociopath. He knows all the right words to say, put on the perfect act, while feeling nothing except for some sick satisfaction that he was able to dupe us. Darling, don’t be ashamed that you thought it was genuine. We all did. This isn’t your fault. Do you understand, baby? It’s not your fault.

Victoria: I know that, mom. I’m not blaming myself. I just don’t know what to do with all of this love that i have in my heart.

[ Voice breaking ] Where does it go?

[ Sobbing ]

Nikki: In time, it will fade. And then you will heal. And you have your entire family to help you, baby, don’t worry. I know.

Victor: You wanted to be treated as an equal — a man worthy of having his name side-by-side with mine. But you couldn’t do it through grit and hard work. You did it by taking advantage of my daughter’s feelings and by taking advantage of this family’s generosity, by claiming to be terminally ill. That, my man, is sick.

Ashland: You may find this hard to believe, victor [Sighs] But I still admire the hell out of you. I really do. Your devotion to your family. Your commitment to your empire. You’re a shining example for all of us.

Adam: Look, now that everything’s finalized, you should — you should leave.

Ashland: One more thing. My love for your daughter has not changed, even in this moment. She is a remarkable woman, an independent woman, and no matter what, you should be proud of her.

Victor: Get him the hell out of here.

Adam: [ Sighs ] We hit the bike trails every weekend

Diane: [ Sighs ] Was coming here a mistake? Can I really pull this off? If I — if I reconnect with kyle and it goes well, then what? Ugh! Why didn’t I think this through before I left la?

[ Knock on door ]

[ Sighs ] Damn it, phyllis. Now what? Why can’t you just leave me alone?

Jack: What the hell do you think you’re doing?

Adam: I’m glad you got that off your chest. Told him what we all think about him. But let’s not waste any more brain space on ashland locke, okay? It’s over. We won.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Ashland: Alright, I just met with victor and adam. It’s done. I see no reason to stay here one minute longer. You ready to go?

Victoria: Did you really think that I would run away with you after everything you put me through? Did you really believe this wasn’t the absolute end for us?

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