Y&R Transcript Monday, May 23, 2022

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Kyle: Oh, hey, buddy, not too close to the water!

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I don’t think harrison even noticed us asking ashland to leave. He’s easily distracted by the ducks.

Summer: But if we stay in genoa city, it’s going to be difficult to keep him sheltered from disagreements like that. There aren’t enough ducks to keep him distracted forever.

Kyle: Yeah, well, maybe we’ll catch a break and locke will leave town on his own accord.

Summer: But we can’t count on that. Who knows what ashland’s going to do next? And living in milan makes it easier to protect him from unwanted interference.

Diane: Hello, you two. What a coincidence running into you here.

Kyle: I doubt it’s a coincidence at all.

Esther: Oh, the man who messaged me on the dating app lives here in genoa city.

Chloe: What does he do?

Esther: Mm, he’s in marketing.

Chloe: Hmm, that’s vague. What’s his name?

Esther: Dwight. Oh, he looks quite handsome in his profile photo.

Chloe: Of course he does. Let me see. Okay, the guy in this photo is quite the looker, if that’s really him.

Esther: What do you mean?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Chloe: Ooh, what now?

Esther: Oh, he wants to meet and he’s free right now.

Chloe: Oh, convenient.

Esther: He says he’s intrigued by my profile and he thinks we would have a lot to talk about. And he’d rather do it in person than on the app. Oh, my goodness.

Chloe: What are you doing?

Esther: My lipstick. Oh, my favorite — crimson glow by jabot. Uh.

Chloe: Okay, mom, mom, mom. Stop. You wanted my advice, I am giving it. You cannot meet this guy. He is a walking red flag.

Victoria: Oh, excellent. We look forward to it.

Danke. Auf wiedersehen.

Nikki: Hello.

Victoria: Oh, good morning.

Nikki: How are you?

Victor: Good morning to you.

Victoria: Morning. I’m good. I just scheduled our trip to the spa in gstaad.

Victor: Oh, you’re going to switzerland — how nice.

Nikki: Wait a minute, i thought — I thought they were booked up for months.

Victoria: I know, we got lucky. There was a cancellation. The only drawback is we might have to share a suite.

Nikki: Oh, well, that’s perfectly fine.

Victoria: I know. And I’m sure that we’re gonna get a lot of work done in between our massages and our trips to the sauna.

Nikki: I am so glad you changed your mind about this trip. But let’s not plan on doing too much, ’cause we need to relax.

Victoria: Oh, yes, of course, of course.

Victor: I think the trip will be wonderful for both of you. Get away from this mess here for a while. Things will look different when you come back.

Victoria: What is that supposed to mean? Are you planning some kind of move against ashland?

Ashland: Thank you.

[ Sighs ]

Michael: How’s lunch?

Ashland: Well, actually, i was here for breakfast, and i somehow left my credit card here, so I dropped by to pick it up.

Michael: Oh. If only I had known, I would’ve gotten here earlier and claimed it for myself.

Ashland: Mm.

Michael: That would’ve been quite a shopping spree. Oh, the things I would’ve bought.

Ashland: If you’re hurting for money, I would suggest you talk to your employer.

Michael: Oh, I’m not short of cash. I just think it’s fun to imagine what I could purchase if I were a billionaire like ashland locke. I mean, could I go to south america and buy testimony from doctors? Or entire towns’ police departments?

Ashland: Are you accusing me of these things?

Michael: Maybe. Or maybe I just have a rich fantasy life. You know, I had a lot of time to imagine scenarios when I was stuck in a peruvian jail for weeks.

Ashland: Right, you mentioned you had a rough time down there.

Michael: That’s a wild understatement.

Ashland: Well, if there’s anything I can do to help you put those memories behind you.

Michael: There is, actually. Leave victoria alone. In fact, leave town. Because if you don’t, I’ll be forced to take a series of, you know, unfortunate legal actions against you on victor’s behalf, and I am so trying to avoid that extra work.

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Esther: You know, I don’t think there’s anything troubling about dwight’s invitation. He proposed a walk in the park, not a trip to barbados.

Chloe: Do you know what happens in that park?

Esther: Yeah, picnics, duck feeding, kids playing. I hope there’s nothing untoward going on there. It was named for mrs. C.

Chloe: No, there — there are other warning signs.

Esther: Like what?

Chloe: Like he said he has a lot to talk to you about in person.

Esther: Well, yeah, he was referring to my profile, which you wrote.

Chloe: And what about the speed at which he replied? We put up that profile, and he just responded in like 45 seconds.

Esther: Well, he was eager to meet me.

Chloe: A little too eager, if you ask me. A guy who responds that quickly is up to something. And I think he’s either trying to scam you or sleep with you.

Esther: What do you take me for? You think I’m gonna have sex with this man in the park?

Chloe: Ugh, mom, no, of course not.

Esther: Or I’m gonna give him all my banking information?

Chloe: Mom, I just want you to be safe.

Esther: Look, I can take care of myself. I wasn’t born yesterday.

Chloe: I know, but as we discussed earlier, you have made some poor choices in the past.

Esther: Look, you wanted me to get a life, so we made this profile, put it out there, dwight responded, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Chloe: Sure, but don’t you want to get to know him first online, and then meet face-to-face after some trust has been established?

Esther: Look, I’m not like you, honey. I can’t tap on my phone all day. Mrs. C’s memoir was “live until you die,” not “text until you die.” So that’s what I’m gonna do.

Chloe: [ Sighs ] Okay. But we’re gonna need more than just a little lipstick reapplication. We can’t do a whole full makeover right now, but we can spruce you up. Come on, we’re going to fenmore’S.

Esther: What? Oh, my gosh.

Chloe: Yeah.

Esther: Well, are they having a sale?

Chloe: Oh, don’t worry.

Esther: I don’t know —

Chloe: We’re covered now, okay? You’re fine.

Esther: Okay, but do they have my size?

Chloe: Oh, geez.

Diane: I swear, I didn’t know you were here.

Kyle: All I know is that i asked you to give me space to sort out my feelings, but every time I turn around, there you are.

Diane: I’m not following you. But if you’re not comfortable, i will just be on my way. There are plenty of places to get fresh air on this beautiful day.

Harrison: Summer, look at this huge leaf.

Summer: Oh, wow. That is the biggest leaf I have ever seen. Let’s go see if we can find some more.

Kyle: Summer, um… wait.

Victor: All I was suggesting is that for your mother and you to get away for a while from all this madness around here might be good. You know, you come back with a different perspective.

Nikki: It’s been known to happen.

Victoria: No, I don’t think that’s what you meant. I think that you’re still eager to punish ashland.

Victor: And why does that concern you?

Victoria: Look, we’re just gonna have to accept the fact that he’s going to be staying in town indefinitely. I’ve already ran into him a few times, and I have no desire, none at all, to lock myself in newman tower to avoid him. We’re just gonna have to find a way to co-exist in the same city.

Victor: He’s trying to win you back.

Victoria: No, daddy, that’s not why he’s still here. It’s because of harrison.

Victor: Now, that’s patently absurd. Harrison lives with kyle and summer in milan. They’re only here temporarily. If ashland locke isn’t leaving, then it is not because of the boy.

Victoria: Well, whatever reason, we have to assume that he’s here for the immediate future.

Victor: I will not tolerate that. The man has done too much damage around here.

Victoria: I am not going to debate ashland or his theoretical plans. He’s out of the company. My annulment is almost final. He can’t do our family any more harm.

Victor: Sweetheart, if you still have feelings for that man, he can do a lot of harm.

Victoria: Mom, what did you tell dad?

Ashland: Victor and the rest of the newmans keep trying to scare me into leaving town. It’s not working.

Michael: Clearly. You’re still here.

Ashland: Well, I have my reasons for being here. My son is here, and no one’s gonna keep me from him. Listen, I suggest you tell your boss to save the ridiculous legal fees I’m sure he’s paying you and just…let it go. Live and let live, that kind of thing.

Michael: Sure. I will tell victor newman to turn the other cheek. I think the last guy who told him that is actually missing his cheek. You should know who you’re dealing with by now.

Ashland: I’m not looking for a fight, michael.

Michael: It’s a little too late for that, don’t you think?

Ashland: I have no plans to interfere with victor or any of the newmans.

Michael: Even victoria?

Ashland: [ Sighs ] Okay, I deeply regret the pain i caused victoria. Listen, I know you’re not gonna believe a single word that I say right now, but I’m gonna say it anyway. I absolutely do not want to be the source of any further hardship for victoria, okay? She’s made up her mind about me, and I can’t change it. And I’m done trying.

Michael: I wish I could believe you.

Lauren: But he doesn’T. He’s too smart to believe a son of a bitch like you. Hi, I’m karen.

Michael: Uh, have i introduced you to my wife, lauren? Lauren, ashland. Lauren.

[ Clears throat ]

Ashland: My pleasure.

Lauren: Not mine. I’m the wife of the man you imprisoned for weeks.

Ashland: Well, I suppose i should feel flattered that the two of you think I have that kind of power.

Lauren: Oh, save it. We know what you did.

Ashland: I wish we were meeting under better circumstances.

Lauren: I wish we were meeting at your arraignment.

Ashland: I was just explaining to michael how deeply I regret some of my actions that may have hurt victoria and others.

Lauren: And michael and myself?

Ashland: And I am willing to make amends to anyone who will listen, including the two of you.

Lauren: I’m sure there’s some simpleton who would actually believe that. But I can’t imagine that victoria would be falling for it. I’m certainly not falling for it. I know what kind of man you are.

Ashland: Right. Michael, I apologize for what you went through and I apologize for how you were worried about him.

Lauren: Save the apology, unless, of course, it’s coming at the end of a written confession.

Ashland: That’s not gonna happen.

Lauren: I didn’t think so either. So, you know, I helped send your ex-wife, tara, to prison. And I’m gonna try my best to do the same for you.

Ashland: Have a nice day.

[ Sighs ]

Michael: [ Chuckles ] That was more fired up than I’ve seen you in ages.

Lauren: What’s going on here? Why are you even talking to him?

Michael: I had something to say to him, just like you.

Lauren: You’re not gonna stop working for victor, are you?

Nikki: Victoria, I have not betrayed your confidence. What we discussed remains private.

Victoria: Well, then why did you say that?

Nikki: Because your father knows you well enough to sense what you’re going through.

Victor: I suspected you still have feelings for that S.O.B. Your reaction confirms it now.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Yes, okay? He still has a place in my heart. And I’m just finding it hard to let that go. But I will. I will, dad. Every — every time I run into him, I’m — I’m fighting off these feelings. And, no, that doesn’t mean that I’m gonna fall prey to his manipulations. My anger far outweighs any affection that I still have for him, but I am just — I don’t want to spend all this energy being angry at ashland and despising him. In fact, I don’t want to feel any emotion for him at all. I want to exorcise him from my brain and from my heart. Which is exactly why we’re going to switzerland. I think a little time away will do just that.

Kyle: Hey, buddy, there’s someone I want you to meet. This is diane. I knew her when I was a little boy like you.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Hello, harrison. You remind me so much of your daddy when he was your age. Your smile is just like his. You know, I like that leaf. It’s big. But where I come from in california, we have palm trees, and those leaves are as big as me.

Harrison: That’s too big.

Diane: [ Laughs ] You’re right, but they’re not scary. Maybe you can come to california and see them for yourself sometime.

Summer: Kyle, we should go. We need to get back.

Kyle: Yeah, right, right. It was, um…good to see you.

Diane: It was very good.

Summer: Come on, harrison. Let’s go home and get back to grandpa jack, okay?

Diane: Alright, bye, harrison. I hope to see you again sometime.

Summer: Okay.

Diane: Thank you. Ubrelvy helps u fight migraine attacks.

Lauren: You know we discussed this. You swore to me that you were not going to get sucked into victor’s nefarious plots and that you were gonna work on us.

Michael: I didn’t say I was walking away from victor. I said i’d consider it. And I did. I even went to him to explain to him that I needed to step back.

Lauren: Oh. And what happened?

Michael: I realized that victor and his family need my legal skill now more than ever.

Lauren: I don’t buy that. They could hire an army of lawyers. That’s not what this is about. This is about ashland.

Michael: I’m worth more than a random army of lawyers.

Lauren: I am not questioning your brilliant legal mind.

Michael: Thank you.

Lauren: You yourself said you wanted to keep ashland accountable for what he did to you, and I believe that victor is using that as bait to keep you around.

Michael: It is not as simple as that.

Lauren: Don’t — don’t deny that. Now tell me exactly how you’re gonna get ashland.

Michael: My approach is all boring legalese. It’s a ton of paperwork. I’m gonna bury the man in legal procedure, and — and this time, it’s not gonna be anymore dangerous than filing a motion.

Lauren: Nothing risky at all?

Michael: No, no, and if there’s any hint that it even approaches a line, I’ll quit, I’ll walk away.

Lauren: Is that right?

Michael: Yes. Now, can we enjoy some of the quality time I promised you by ordering brunch?

Lauren: I’ve lost my appetite.

Summer: That was intense.

Kyle: Well, all things considered, I think it went about as well as we could’ve expected.

Summer: [ Sighs ] As much as I love being in genoa city, if we decide to stay here and she sticks around, there’s gonna be a lot more run-ins like that.

Kyle: Mm, I think I need some sugar in my coffee. Harrison, we’re gonna step over here and fix our coffees. Do you need anything? Cool. Here’s the thing — yes, it threw me when my mother showed up, but it wasn’t that bad, was it? I thought she respected my boundaries.

Summer: Maybe her turning up at the park was a coincidence, but I think we need a game plan for if she orchestrates more meetings like that in the future.

Kyle: Okay, you’re right. We need to establish rules and guidelines.

Summer: You have such a big heart. You want things to work out with diane so badly. I’m just — I’m afraid that she’s gonna take advantage of that. That she’ll push for more access to harrison. Unless…you want to give her more access?

Chelsea: Kyle, summer, i didn’t know you were back in town.

Summer: Hi, chelsea. Hi, connor. Wow, you have gotten so big.

Chelsea: He is gonna be taller than me any day now. You remember summer and kyle?

Connor: Sure. Hi. Is harrison here?

Summer: Yeah, he’s right over there.

[ Laughter ]

Connor: I still have some little kid games on my tablet. Can I show them to him?

Kyle: Yeah, usually we like to limit his screen time, but i think it’s a perfect idea for today.

Summer: He worships older kids. That’s really thoughtful. Thank you.

Chelsea: So I don’t want to intrude, but tell me everything about milan. What’s it like at marchetti? Are you crushing it?

[ Both chuckle ] How long are you two in town for?

Dwight: Esther?

Esther: Dwight? Oh, you look just like your picture.

Dwight: Oh, is that a good thing?

[ Both laugh ]

Esther: Oh, it’s wonderful.

Dwight: Oh, sorry.

Esther: Oh, my goodness. Oh, thank you for the flowers. They’re — they’re lovely. Beautiful. It’s a beautiful day, don’t you think? I mean, do you come to this park often? I — I don’t want to brag, but it was named for my friend katherine.

Dwight: Oh, really? That’s very interesting. And how did you know katherine chancellor?

Esther: Oh, I was her maid for decades. I took care of her house and other things, and we ended up being really good friends. I miss her every day.

Dwight: Sorry for your loss. I know how hard that can be. So I read in your profile that you are a house manager.

Esther: Oh, well, actually, I’m retireD. I spend my time watching my grandkids miles and bella, and chloe says I spoil them, but i think it’s my well-earned privilege.

Dwight: That’s a very important job.

Esther: I don’t know about that, but it’s fun.

Dwight: Um…see, I don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s somebody standing behind that column, and I think they’re watching us.

Esther: Oh. My daughter told me that there were some strange things going on in this park.

Dwight: Well, don’t worry about it. I’ll handle this. Uh, hello? We see you. Can you come out from there? Who are you?

Esther: Chloe?!

Chloe: [ Chuckles ]

Dwight: Hi.

Esther: Oh. I’m susan and I’m 52

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Summer: Milan is awesome. Work is good. It’s a lot of hours.

Chelsea: I’m sure. That’s a huge job.

Summer: As for how long we’re staying in town…

Kyle: Yeah, we were just in town for tessa and mariah’s wedding.

Chelsea: Of course.

Summer: Oh, you designed their dresses. They looked amazing.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Kyle: Yeah, I don’t usually notice things like that, but they were perfect for those brides.

Chelsea: Well, they had a lot of input, actually.

Summer: That takes a really skilled designer, though, to be able to take notes from a client and make them feel heard while not compromising your vision. I was really impressed.

Chelsea: Well, thank you. Sounds like you’re speaking from experience.

Summer: Let’s just say there’s a lot of egos to juggle at marchetti.

Kyle: It’s why I always have a nice glass of chianti waiting for her at home.

Chelsea: Well, you are such a good husband.

Summer: I read about your new line with chloe at fenmore’s, by the way. How is it going?

Chelsea: Great. Great. It feels like old times.

Summer: That’s amazing. And how is it working with lauren?

Chelsea: A dream. She just lets us do our thing.

Summer: And production is ramping up? How are the facilities? Are there any supply-chain issues or —

Chelsea: No, it’s been like clockwork. No major bumps in the road. Chloe and I have been really hitting our stride since we left newman media and sally spectra.

Summer: Hmm, don’t even get me started on her. I’m just glad that you and chloe are teamed up again. You guys are amazing together. I expect big things from you two.

Chelsea: Well, we expect big things from ourselves, too.

Summer: As you should. I’m just really excited. I have a feeling that your talents are gonna be in demand.

Dwight: You know her?

Esther: This is my daughter that I was telling you about.

Chloe: Sorry for the intrusion.

[ Chuckles ] Apologies all around. I just — you know, I just wanted to make sure that my mom was safe. You can never be too careful these days.

Esther: You did a great job, so you can go now. I will fill you in later.

Chloe: Are you sure?

Esther: Chloe!

Chloe: It was very nice to meet you, dwight. Flowers — nice touch.

Dwight: Hope to see you again.

Esther: I’m so sorry about that.

Dwight: Oh, no, no, no, no, don’t be. I think it’s very nice that you have a daughter that’s concerned for you.

Esther: Well, she has a suspicious nature.

Dwight: Really? Suspicious of me? My goodness. Why?

Esther: Well, you responded to my profile so quickly, and you said we had a lot to talk about. I guess my daughter doesn’t find me all that interesting.

Dwight: Well, I certainly do. I wrote to you because of the overlap in our jobs.

Esther: I don’t understand. I thought you were in marketing?

Dwight: Yes, marketing for countess green’s cleaning products.

Esther: My favorite.

Dwight: Yes, well, I thought that we might have that in common.

Esther: Well, to be honest, dwight, I wasn’t a very good housekeeper. Mrs. Chancellor would tell me that all the time. So I needed to find the best products that would do the work for me.

Dwight: Countess green’s motto.

Esther: Yeah, “we do the work”…

“So you don’t have to.”

Esther: [ Laughs ] Yes.

[ Both laugh ] Oh, my goodness.

[ Laughs ] Oh.

Michael: Ooh, hello, everyone. Excuse the interruption. Victor, your assistant ratted you out.

Nikki: Oh, no, it’s fine. Victoria and I are just finalizing some details for our european spa getaway.

Michael: Oh, that sounds lovely. I hope you don’t mind if I steal victor for a moment. Victor, do you have time to step out for a coffee?

Victor: Michael, it’s alright, okay? We can speak freely. We all want what’s best for newman enterprises.

Victoria: I’m sure I know what this is about. And as I said earlier, I don’t want to waste any more of my energy on this matter.

Michael: Uh…okay, are we talking about the same matter?

Victoria: Yes, yes, we are. Ashland. I don’t want to hear about him or your plans. In fact, all I want to focus on right now is our trip to switzerland.

Michael: Oh, lauren and i just came back from france. It was rejuvenating. I mean, it gave us a total shift in perspective. I needed to have some time off to put some recent unpleasant… activities behind me. That trip really gave me some clarity.

Victoria: I’m glad to hear that. I’m hoping for a similar reset. But if we’re gonna go, I should get home and start packing for our trip. Mom, will you come with me?

Nikki: Of course. We’ll talk later.

Victor: Bye, sweetheart. What have you come up with?

Michael: Oh, I think I found a solution for getting ashland out of town. Entresto is the number one heart failure brand

Michael: I think we hit ashland with a barrage of legal actions — civil suits exposing his fraud.

Victor: Unh-unh. I don’t think we should expose his fraud. That would reflect badly on victoria. Make the company look weak.

Michael: But it will never get to that. It won’t go public. He’s too terrified of what we could find in the discovery phase. No, we’re gonna make things so uncomfortable for ashland that he is gonna give in and he’s gonna agree to leave town. In fact, I ran into him and suggested that we would hit him with legal action if he didn’t get out of genoa city.

Victor: How did that go over?

Michael: Well, he seemed determined to stay, so I think we should begin the process immediately. We’re gonna bury that man in legalities. He is going to spend a good chunk of your good-riddance money on lawyers. We’re gonna make this so expensive, time-consuming, and painful for him that’s he’s gonna surrender and we will force him to leave town as part of the settlement.

Victor: That’s your plan? I don’t believe it.

Michael: What don’t you believe?

Victor: You’re playing it safe. And I think I know why.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Are you okay?

Ashland: Um, I’m fine. Why do you ask?

Diane: Oh, you just look how I feel.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashland: Well, normally i have a pretty good poker face, but you caught me off guard.

Diane: You must have a lot on your mind.

Ashland: I do.

Diane: Me too. But I get it. Sometimes it’s just too hard to hide behind a fake smile.

Ashland: I couldn’t agree more.

Kyle: You want to explain what you were up to with chelsea?

Summer: What do you mean? She offered to take connor and harrison for ice cream. I didn’t do anything.

Kyle: Not that. I’m talking about the fashion stuff. You had a lot of questions.

Summer: I was gathering information. I don’t know what I’m gonna do with it yet, but it’s good to have. I mean, if jabot did bail out marchetti, then we would lose some people. We would need new designers, production experts, vendors.

Kyle: I see.

Summer: And that is a big “if,” especially after today, running into diane and ashland. I said I loved being around family, but I wasn’t including them.

Kyle: I know.

Summer: How are you feeling about potentially moving back here?

Kyle: I have no idea.

Summer: I understand. I mean, if it was just us, i would say let’s do it, but my instinct is to protect harrison from those two.

Kyle: Yeah, I can’t even wrap my head around ashland yet. I’m still torn about whether i should give my mother a second chance, and after seeing her in the park with harrison today…

Summer: It triggered some memories for you?

Kyle: Yeah, she was good with him. Like she was with me. She was a warm, loving mother. Those memories, they’re real. I spent years locking them away because I was dealing with the grief of her death. And also because I heard the terrible stories about the things she did.

Summer: She’s confirmed that those stories are true.

Kyle: I know. But after seeing her in the park with my son today, those good memories are true, too.

Summer: I’m glad that she adhered to your boundaries today. She didn’t run up screaming, “I’m your grandma, harrison,” but that’s not to say that she’ll adhere to them tomorrow.

Kyle: I think it says she’ll follow my lead with harrison and take things slow.

Summer: But you can take things slow, too. Remember that. You don’t have to make a decision about diane right now. And you can always change your mind.


Chloe: How did it go? Tell me everything.

Esther: Well, I am quite taken with dwight. He knows so much about cleaning supplies.

Chloe: I’m sure. All the good ones do.

Esther: I’m really glad that the app put us together, but give me face-to-face conversation any time.

Chloe: I’m really happy for you, mom, but please take this slow.

Esther: Don’t worry, honey. I’m not gonna pin all my hopes on this one man. It was a lovely afternoon, exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for your help.

Chloe: I know I almost ruined it by spying on you, and i should trust you. And I’m sure if you think he’s a good guy, I’m sure he is. But please no wedding bells any time soon. I can’t handle that.

Esther: “Men aren’t necessary, but it’s nice to have them around in case you need something heavy lifted.”

Chloe: [ Chuckles ] That sounds more like katherine than you.

Esther: Yeah, well, yes, it is from her book. But it’s true. You know, I’m quite content with my life, honey. But it makes me really happy to do all I do for miles and bella. It’s a blessing.

Chloe: Well, it is so lovely to hear that, and it makes me happy knowing that you’re happy.

Esther: Thanks, sweetie. You know, we should go. I have cookies to bake.

Chloe: [ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh.

[ Gasps ] Oh, well, will you look at that? Mr. Cleaning supplies wants another date.

Esther: Really?

Kyle: I think that unless i cut off my mother entirely right now, harrison will eventually find out who she is.

Summer: Probably.

Kyle: And once that happens, we can’t suddenly remove her from his life.

Summer: I understand. There are no easy answers. But if you let diane back into your life, do it for you. Don’t do it for harrison or for diane or anyone else. You are the one that she abandoned as a child, and I know that letting her back into your life may seem like a way to heal, but I’m not so sure. You need to do what’s healthiest for you.

Kyle: Thank you. I needed to hear that. But I can tell you don’t want me to reconnect with her.

Summer: It scares me.

Kyle: But you’re not forcing your opinions on me.

Summer: I will respect whatever you decide, but…

Kyle: But what?

Summer: If diane hurts you or harrison in any way, believe me, I will make her regret it.

Ashland: Have a seat.

Diane: Thanks. Diane.

Ashland: Ashland.

Diane: Oh. You’re harrison’s other father.

Ashland: Well, there was a time when I was his only father.

Diane: Is that the reason you look so down?

Ashland: There are too many reasons to get into, but, yes, having him pushed out of my life is one of them. How do you know about harrison?

Diane: I’m his grandmother.

Ashland: You’re kyle’s mother?

Diane: That’s right.

Ashland: I thought —

Diane: I — I know. But like you said, there are too many reasons to get into. Anyway, I had the pleasure of meeting harrison for the first time today. He’s adorable.

Ashland: Yes, he is. This is — this is interesting. Maybe we have more in common than just having a bad day.

Victor: I know you promised lauren you’d have more free time and that I would no longer give you any dangerous assignments, right?

Michael: That’s right.

Victor: That’s why you came up with this idea of inundating ashland locke with lawsuits. You’re forgetting the fact that he has had hundreds of lawsuits against him. He has enough financial resources to fight them off. We’ll never get rid of that son of a bitch.

Michael: You got a better idea?

Victor: We got to rethink this. I don’t think that harrison — that boy is the reason that ashland locke is still staying in town. You know that kyle and summer are about to take him back to milan.

Michael: Maybe.

Victor: What do you mean maybe?

Michael: I’ve heard that summer and kyle are delaying their return, that they’re sticking around for a while.

Victor: Huh.

Michael: So maybe harrison is the reason ashland’s still here.

Victor: Hmm. Well, in that case, maybe the boy is ashland locke’s achilles heel.

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