Young & The Restless Transcript
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Diane: [ Sighs ] Kyle… I-I…
[ Sighing ] Thank you… for agreeing to meet with me, for, us — for giving me this chance to explain myself.
[ Sighs ]
Kyle: You’ve got a hell of a lot of explaining to do. Come in.
[ Sighs ]
Kyle: [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: Okay, how are you doing?
Jack: Kyle and diane are meeting at the house right now, and I can’t stop wondering how it’s going.
Phyllis: That makes two of us.
Jack: I was hoping kyle might text and tell me he changed his mind, he doesn’t want to see her.
[ Places cellphone on table loudly ]
Phyllis: Yeah, this is big. A lot of potential for, you know, discomfort.
Jack: What’s that a euphemism for? Uh, go ahead, finish your thought.
Phyllis: You want to protect your son. I understand.
Jack: No, it’s more than that. I helped facilitate this meeting. Now I’m second-guessing myself.
[ Sighs ] I wonder if I made a big mistake, and if I did, kyle’s gonna be the one who pays the price.
[ Sighs ]
[ Doorknob rattles]
[ Door closes ]
Chance: [ Sighs ]
Abby: Rough day?
Chance: [ Sighs ] Yeah, I just talked to sharon. I had to explain to my partner’s wife exactly how and why her husband died.
Abby: The autopsy report came in?
Chance: Yeah. Rey suffered a massive coronary while he was driving.
Abby: Uh… rey had a heart attack?
Chance: That’s why he lost control of the car and swerved into the other lane.
Abby: [ Sighs ] I had assumed the accident happened because of the fog or — or some obstacle in the road.
Chance: Yeah, I did, too. I talked to ashland, got some more details, and something just didn’t add up. Now I know why.
Abby: Chance, that’s just — it’s so awful.
Chance: There’s just nothing anyone could have done. Rey’s fate was sealed that night when he said goodbye to sharon. He had no idea he’d never see her again.
[ Sighs ] Just like that, he was gone.
Abby: [ Sighs ]
Diane: It’s been so long since I’ve stepped foot inside this house. So many memories.
[ Sighs ]
Kyle: I’ve got a million questions. But now that you’re here, I — I don’t know where to begin.
Diane: I wish I could make this easier for you, but nothing about this is easy. I’m — I’m — I’m sure you’re confused and certainly angry.
Kyle: For starters. Beyond that, I — I don’t know how to feel.
Diane: Well, for the record, kyle, I’m not expecting anything from you, except maybe an open mind. And since you were willing to meet with me, I — I hope you’ve decided to give me that much.
Abby: Poor sharon. And lola and all of rey’s family in miami. I feel so bad for them.
Chance: Yeah, me too.
Abby: [ Sighs ] I know that this has taken a toll on you, as well.
Chance: Rey helped me a hundred different times in a hundred different ways. You know, with work, family. When I was in a crisis, he was there. I mean, the guy is just not a — a colleague, he’s my best friend. And I miss him very much.
Abby: [ Inhales deeply ] You know, as cruel and senseless as life can be, it can also be beautiful. Don’t let the sadness and grief of this tragedy overwhelm you, like spain.
[ Doorbell rings ]
Chance: Are you expecting someone?
Abby: No, no, but whoever it is, they can wait. This is more important.
[ Doorbell rings ]
Chance: Let’s just — let’s see who it is.
Abby: Just tell them we’re busy, please.
[ Sighs ]
[ Door opens ]
Victor: Hello, chance. May I come in?
Chance: Of course.
Victor: Thank you. Hi, sweetheart.
Abby: Daddy? Hi!
Victor: My goodness.
Abby: What are you doing here?
Victor: I don’t like to drop by unannounced, but is it okay?
Chance: Yeah, I’m actually glad you came by. There’s something you need to know.
Jack: We both know how manipulative diane can be, how she can talk her way out of a sunburn. Kyle’s already been sideswiped by all of this. Even if he resents everything she’s done, she’s till his mother, who is determined to reconnect with him, no matter what the cost. How to her?
Phyllis: Slow down. You did the right thing.
Jack: You sound awfully surePhyllis: I am sure. Kyle’s an adult. He can make his own decisions regarding diane. You know? You could only interject yourself into his life so much.
Jack: Yeah, you’re right. Thanks for the support. Thanks for giving me perspective again. And again and again.
Phyllis: Well, I am very mature. I have my feet firmly planted in the ground. You know?
Jack: I know you’re joking, but that certainly is true lately.
Phyllis: Aww. Hey, you know, kidding aside, let’s talk about something we haven’t looked at, at all. Um…you know, just in case it comes up, we should cover our bases.
[ Sighs ]
Diane: I’ve anticipated this day for so long, whereas you must be in shock.
Kyle: Don’t make assumptions about my state of mind when i barely know what it is myself.
Diane: Well, for me,
[Voice breaking] This is a dream come true…to — to be here with you and to, um, see your face.
Kyle: It’s been so long. Do you even recognize me?
Diane: [ Sighing ] Oh. I would know you anywhere.
[ Sniffles ]
Kyle: Me too. You look just like I remember.
Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s really kind of you to say after all these years.
Kyle: I’m not trying to flatter you. It’s the truth.
Diane: Well, I — I have to admit, I-I have seen some photos of you before. I — I followed your life through business press and social media.
Kyle: Lucky you. I certainly didn’t get that opportunity.
Diane: Well, that’s how i know what an amazing man you’re turned out to be. You’re a husband and a father, a — a leader at jabot, working alongside your dad. I am so proud and so impressed.
Kyle: Now, d-don’t make this about me. I agreed to this because I want to hear about you.
Diane: Alright. Uh, [Sniffles]… Ask me anything. I’m — I’m an open book.
Kyle: [ Inhales deeply ] I want to know why you faked your death when I was a kid, why you let me believe you’d been killed and never once reached out. What possible excuse could you have that could justify what you did? With golo, I’ve lost 13 inches in my waist.
Victor: He had a heart attack?
Chance: Afraid so.
Victor: Well, the prime of his life.
Abby: It’s just so awful.
Victor: It’s terrible. How is sharon handling it?
Chance: Well, the news hit her pretty hard, but at least she now has a definitive explanation for what happened.
Victor: Whoa. Has victoria been informed?
Chance: Tried reaching her. Couldn’t get through just yet. I know she’s felt pretty guilty about the whole accident. Just didn’t feel like this was the kind of message you want to leave on a voicemail.
Victor: Maybe I will inform her myself. What do you think?
Chance: Think it’s a good idea.
Abby: Well, dad, you can’t just rush off. Why did you stop by here in the first place?
Victor: Sweetheart, I haven’t seen my grandson for a long time.
Abby: Okay, but just now really isn’t the best time.
Chance: He’s taking a nap.
Victor: Oh, well, then I’ll wait until he wakes up. Meanwhile, you and I can have a chat.
Abby: That’s a great idea. Um, let me go check in on him maybe.
Victor: Alright, sweetheart.
Abby: Be right back.
Chance: So, victor, what’s on your mind?
[ Footsteps ascending stairs ]
Kyle: Hearing you followed my life from a distance [Chuckles] That makes this so much worse. It’s like you cared enough to keep track but never enough to reach out to your own child.
Diane: I-I-I can see why you think that. But, kyle, I missed you every day, and I never stopped loving you.
Kyle: All evidence to the contrary.
Diane: Please, I’m trying to explain.
Kyle: You remember the last time we saw each other? I do. You — you were sending me off to switzerland to boarding school. You told me I had to pretend to be someone else, to go by a different name.
Diane: [ Sighs ]
Kyle: And I went along with it because I was young and i trusted you with my whole being. You told me it wouldn’t be long until you joined me in europe, but that day never came. Dad’s the one who came for me, to break the news that you’d been killed and I was going home to live with him. So, tell me,
[Inhales deeply] When exactly did you decide I wasn’t worth coming for?
Diane: I always wanted to come for you.
Kyle: Yeah, okay, right, okay.
Diane: Kyle, look at me.
Kyle: [ Chuckles ]
Diane: I sent you away because I was in way over my head. I-I had pushed so many people in this town past their limit, and I was scared that they would retaliate by taking you away from me in the courts. Yes. The newmans and the abbotts — they — they don’t agree on much, but they are very powerful people and they all hated me. And they weren’t the only ones. I was desperate to escape. And then [Sighs] With deacon sharpe’s help, I — i found a way to, uh — to disappear.
Kyle: And by “disappear,” you mean “faked your own death.”
Diane: I had every intention of reuniting with you once I was safely away from genoa city. But then I realized that i couldn’T.
Kyle: [ Sighs ]
Diane: [ Sighs ] My life as I knew it was over. And — and if I had come back for you or — or taken you with me, then I would have ruined your life, too. And I — I just couldn’t do that to you.
[ Sighs ]
Jack: Should I be worried?
Phyllis: Don’t be worried. I was just thinking, I mean, after all this grilling that kyle is doing of diane, what if he concludes that she’s sincere and he wants a relationship with her? What will you do?
Jack: I guess I’d tell my son to spend a little more time thinking about it, weigh the pros and cons of opening his life to someone with diane’s history. But if that didn’t change his mind, I’d have to honor his wishes and tell him to proceed with great caution.
Phyllis: Summer will back you on that. That’s for sure.
Jack: Because summer would be as wary of diane as you are.
Phyllis: Oh, please. If my daughter sees that diane’s intentions are less than pure, she will have a long talk with kyle. Not only that, she will find diane and get in her face and tell her to back off.
Jack: Well, let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. I just…
Phyllis: You just what?
Jack: If we’re looking at all the angles, there’s another one we have to think about?
Phyllis: What’s that?
Jack: What if it’s true?
Phyllis: What if what’s true?
Jack: What if, by some miracle, diane has managed to change herself? I mean, she seems sincere. What if it’s true? What if… maybe we should be giving her some benefit of the doubt? Facing expensive vitamin c creams with dull results?
Victor: Losing someone who was on the force with you must be quite a blow. I just wanted to see for myself how you were doing.
Chance: I, uh — I’m having a hard time believing that he’s actually gone. And all this has definitely stirred up the same kind of emotions that I had when my team was killed in that explosion. So, to answer your question, I’m managing. Abby can see how much this has weighed on me, and I know that worries her a lot.
Victor: And [Sighs] Rey was a good man. You know? Very sorry for your loss.
Chance: Thank you.
Victor: But, chance, let this be a reminder to embrace life. You know, you wake up in the mornings, look around you with a beautiful wife and beautiful son and spend a lot of time with them. Okay? Never know when it comes to an end.
Chance: Words to live by.
Victor: Not only so that you can heal, but more importantly, that you can be strong. You never know when your wife will need you, to lean on you.
Kyle: You might have told yourself you were looking out for me, that it would be best for me, growing up, considering I had a mother who was so damaged. But what I’m hearing is that you chose to abandon me.
Diane: You don’t know how much I wish I could have stayed with you. Leaving you was like leaving a piece of my soul behind.
Kyle: Words, mom!
Diane: No, kyle. You’re my only child. My pride and joy. Nothing has ever mattered to me as much as you.
[ Sighs ] But, back then, after — after all the terrible mistakes I had made, what did I have to offer you? A life on the run? Because that’s what it would have been.
[ Sighs ] Maybe some of the people in town would have accepted that I was gone, would have said “good riddance,” and — and moved on. But not jack. He would have never stopped looking for us. For you. I would have turned you into a fugitive right alongside me. And — and all the while, I was just falling apart at the seams.
Kyle: In other words, you didn’t want me dragging you down.
Diane: [ Sighs ] How could I put you through that? You — you were so much better off without me. I was toxic back then and for a long, long time afterwards. You deserved to be with jack, the parent who could give you the stability and the security that I couldn’T. A-a-and I-I-I think I made the right call, because without your father’s help, you — you wouldn’t have turned into the terrific man you are today.
Kyle: You may be right that having you as my one and only parent, in such a messed-up state, would have been a disaster for me.
Diane: Trust me… it would have been, and I — i don’t say that lightly.
Kyle: But at the time, all i knew was that I had lost my mom, who I adored. It was the worst, worst pain I’d ever experienced. An emptiness deep down inside that I wasn’t sure would ever heal.
[ Scoffs ] I couldn’t ever imagine letting my own son suffer like that.
Diane: [ Sighs ] I am [Sighs] — I am so sorry for how my actions wounded you.
[ Sobs ] But you would have paid a different, a far more terrible price if I would have continued to raise you on the run, away from so many people who loved you.
Kyle: My father did his best to fill the gaping hole that you left. Whenever I asked about you and the things you done, you should know, he did his best to answer in the most positive way possible. He never once teared you down in my eyes or tarnished the happy memories you and I shared.
Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m — I’m beyond grateful for that. Uh, I owe your father a-a-a huge debt for everything. Especially since it was more than I deserved. Because, back then, I was cruel and vindictive. I was greedy, I was dangerously ambitious, and [Sighs] God help the person who tried to stop me from getting what I wanted.
Kyle: I’m surprised you can admit that so freely.
Diane: I’m not going to hide anything from you, kyle. Never again. I can’T. Not if I have any hope of making you understand that I am not that person anymorE.
Kyle: [ Sighs ] So, you just admitted to a long list of terrible traits. Confessed to what a failure you were as a mother. But you’re telling me, you still managed to change. How am I supposed to believe that? No matter who you are,
“The young and the restless”
Chance: Thank you the wisdom, victor, as always. I mean, that is exactly what i needed.
Victor: Good. By the way, I wanted you to know how proud I am of how you and devon and abby have come together for dominic.
Chance: Yeah, things are working out well.
Victor: You know, I can hardly wait until the boy is old enough for me to tell him some stories, you know.
Chance: Well, tell him some sports stories, alright?
Victor: Oh, well, then I will tell him some stories about some great boxing matches.
Chance: There you go. I’m sure he’s gonna love that.
Abby: Well… his royal highness is awake and ready to see his grandpa.
Victor: Really? Well, then I will not keep his royal highness waiting.
Abby: [ Chuckles ]
[ Footsteps ascending stairs ]
Abby: Well, looks like someone’s in better spirits. Is that an actual smile?
Chance: It might be, it might.
Abby: What did you two talk about while I was upstairs?
Chance: I know you were mad we got interrupted, but I think you’ll be happy your father stopped by.
Phyllis: Did you just say that we should give diane jenkins the benefit of the doubt?
Jack: It’s a question.
Phyllis: Then here’s an answer for you — no. Hell no. Where’s this coming from? You were just saying two seconds ago that diane is manipulative.
Jack: So you get to play devil’s advocate, but I don’t?
Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ]
Jack: I’m just saying, I have had someone else in my life i couldn’t completely trust — my mother, who deserted not one child, but three. Yet, despite her estrangement from the family, despite all the things she did for so many years, when she came back into our lives late in her life seeking forgiveness, we were somehow able to reconcile. And I had an emotional connection with her that had been missing my whole life, and I value that. And, yes, as absurd as it seems that the same could be true in diane’s case, I am praying that the possibility exists for my son. That’s the kind of thing that turns a person around — a love for a child.
Phyllis: Okay, we’re not talking about a person. We’re talking about diane jenkins.
Jack: We’re making assumptions about somebody that we knew years ago. She may be different now.
Phyllis: Present day diane sent you a bunch of cryptic texts from la.
Jack: Yes, and united me with my granddaughter.
Phyllis: She could’ve done it 100 different ways, but she chose to be creepy and cryptic and duplicitous.
Jack: Okay, her methods, i will agree, are questionable, but the end result was positive.
Phyllis: That’s what she wanted. She wanted you to think, “oh, wow, wow, she reunited me with my granddaughter,” so in turn, you would reunite her with kyle. See, that was her plan. That is her plan! And look — look, we’re here again. It worked. It worked!
Jack: I am not grateful to diane for anything, but I can’t completely discount the possibility that some of what she says about her personal development is true.
Phyllis: Okay. I understand what you’re doing. I get it. You’re upset that maybe kyle will give diane the benefit of the doubt and you’re thinking of maybe all the ways it can work out. I-I understand that you’re doing this because you ache inside. I really do get it, but
[Chuckles] I’m sorry. To believe that diane is less of a sociopath than she was before, it’s — it’s not even in the realm of my understanding. It really isn’T. I can’t suspend my disbelief that much.
Jack: There are some people in this town who might say the same thing about you.
Phyllis: No one would say the same thing about me because you know what? I didn’t fake my own death. And I didn’t make somebody else possibly go down for it, okay? Like she did with nikki.
[ Exhales sharply ] I mean, and she’s here making all these proclamations that she’s a new woman and she’s learned and — and she’s understanding? No! I haven’t seen one iota of change in that woman. She hasn’t gained any trust from me. I’m sorry.
Jack: Okay, you’re absolutely right.
Phyllis: Okay, then don’t let your guard down with her, please.
Jack: Red, I won’T.
Kyle: You’re trying to convince me you’re this new and improved version of yourself, but look how you made this meeting happen. You lured my dad to la using keemo’s death and a granddaughter he never knew he had. You manipulated allie and my dad. You were secretive and deceitful.
Diane: No. No, no. I brought them together as a gesture of goodwill, and in order to do that, I needed to remain anonymous. If I had contacted your father directly, he would have just shot me down right away.
Kyle: Dad said that, too, but still, the way you went about things doesn’t make me want to trust you, especially when you could’ve just contacted me.
Diane: No, kyle. I couldn’t shock you like that, unprepared. I couldn’t just inject myself back into your life without warning. No, it was far better for jack to reach out to you and to break the news to you, and then you could decide whether you wanted to see me or not after you had a chance to think about things. Isn’t that true?
Kyle: You’re probably right. It was probably for the best.
Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m sure you’re wondering why i came forward now instead of years ago. And the answer is simple. I just wasn’t ready back then. When I moved to california and changed my name and tried to start my life over, I — I was still in a tailspin. I mean, it took a long, long time for me to hit bottom and realize that I just — i couldn’t go on the way I had been. So I — you know, I went to therapy, and I started down a long, lonely road of trying to rebuild myself. Of trying to become somebody worthy of being your mother. Gosh, it was a lot of hard work and — and owning up to my mistakes and trying to understand how I — how I ever became such a vindictive and — and spiteful person, how I took that beautiful life that we had in toronto, and then I just destroyed it completely. I’m ashamed of who I was, but I accept it now. And I have done everything in my power to change and to grow and to evolve as a human being, and I have vowed that I will never be that woman who caused so much chaos, who — who hurt you so badly. Kyle, I — I wouldn’t have reached out to you if I thought that I could still be some negative force in your life. And whether you believe me or not, it’s the truth.
Kyle: What is it you’re hoping will come from all this? I mean, what do you want from me? Are you looking for forgiveness so you can just move on? Or do you want a place in my life? ‘Cause I’m not sure I’m capable of giving you that.
Diane: I understand.
Kyle: Do you? ‘Cause I spent a long time coming to grips with losing you, finding peace, figuring out who I was without you to guide me. Now I can say I’m the happiest that I have ever been. Feels like life is finally coming into place. And the family I have built with summer and harrison is the most important thing to me, and i can’t — I won’t — risk bringing any turmoil into their world. I can’t sacrifice their happiness because I am messed up on account of you.
Diane: I get it. This is all — all new for you, and it is far too soon to even think about what the future might hold for us. But, kyle, to answer your question, yes, I am hoping that at some point, you can at least contemplate forgiveness.
Abby: It sounds like my dad was concerned about you, as well.
Chance: You two just want to make sure I’m okay and remind me of everything I have to be grateful for.
Abby: You know, every once in a while, my dad and I are on the same wavelength.
Chance: And it just throws you every time, huh?
Abby: [ Chuckles ] Something like that, yeah.
Chance: You know, this really does help, having people who care about me in my corner like this.
Victor: That boy has grown so big, I hardly recognize him, for heaven’s sake.
Abby: Amazing, isn’t it?
Victor: Yes, it’s stunning how they change at this age.
Chance: You enjoy those boxing stories?
Abby: What, boxing stories?
Chance: Don’t worry about it, don’t worry about it.
Victor: He’s a little too young for that.
Abby: [ Laughs ]
Victor: Anyway, I got to get going.
Abby: Well, dad, let me walk you out.
Victor: No, you stay here right with your husband, okay?
Chance: Thank you again for checking in, victor.
Victor: You’re welcome. Okay, I’ll see myself out.
Abby: Bye, dad, I love you.
Victor: Love seeing you. Bye.
Chance: Take care.
Victor: Alright, chance, be good, brother.
Chance: You too.
Kyle: Forgiveness. You’re asking for a lot.
Diane: I know. But I promised to be straightforward with you and to share what was in my heart. You’re overwhelmed. And now that you’ve been so gracious and have heard me out, I — I should probably go.
Kyle: Yeah, I have a lot to think about.
Diane: Well, could we meet again after you have?
Kyle: Maybe. Don’t think I can commit to anything right now.
Diane: Of course.
Phyllis: Yeah, I was.
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Chance: I just want you to know that you don’t have to be scared or worried or feel like you have to check in on me every five seconds. Yes, I am still processing rey’s death, but I’m not gonna fall apart this time. I’m not. I’m not gonna get lost in all this sorrow. Yes, I’m gonna grieve his loss and I will miss my friend dearly…but it won’t be like before, I promise.
Abby: Are you sure that’s a promise that you can keep?
Chance: Abby, I am so much stronger now, and I will be present. I will be the husband and the father that you need me to be. I know how lucky I am to have both of you, I do. And trust me, I am not about to waste a minute that we have together by shutting down. I won’t do it. I’m gonna embrace each and every day by showing both of you how much I love you.
Kyle: Hey, um…where’s harrison?
Jack: Your aunt traci wanted some quality time with her grand-nephew, and I think she’s still entertaining him.
Phyllis: Yeah, she called us. It seems like he’s having a ball with her.
Kyle: Great, I’m sure we’ll hear all about it when he gets back.
Jack: I’m sure you’re pretty wiped out from your visit with your mom, but…if you don’t want to talk about it, I will not press for any details.
Kyle: I appreciate that. I promise, as soon as I’m recovered, I’ll fill you in on everything.
Jack: Fair enough.
Kyle: Right now, I — I need to get out of here, get some air.
Jack: Hey. If you need me, I am here.
Kyle: I know you will be, dad.
Diane: [ Gasps ]
Victor: We meet again.