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Young & The Restless Transcript

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Diane: You just missed your charming wife and daughter.

Victor: I heard their voices. I saw them leave. You know that my family and everyone else in this town doesn’t want you here. They remember the havoc you’ve caused. They despise you.

Diane: Oh, well. I used to let the haters get me down, but no more. There’s only one person whose opinion I care about, and that’s my son’S.

Victor: I bet your son remembers that you abandoned him. He’s a smart boy. He won’t forget.

Diane: Well, think what you like, victor. I’ll be taking my cues from him. Not even you and your famous glare can intimidate me into leaving before kyle tells me what he wants.

Victor: You’re making a dangerous choice.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Maybe I am. You know, I — I may have faked my death, but none of you were faking your hostility towards me. That’s why I ran away, why i became afraid. But giving in to that fear cost me this relationship with my son. I’m stronger now, and I’ve learned what matters and earning kyle’s forgiveness is worth anything that you can put me through.

Victor: You stick around and spend a lot of time with your son, and he will realize what we’ve all known for years. You’re an incompetent mother. You’re a narcissist. You’re too selfish. He’ll learn. You will never change.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Hey, stranger.

Chance: Wow, billy. It has been a while.

Billy: It’s been a long time. How you been? I’m actually — I’m glad I ran into you.

Chance: Yeah, what’s up?

Billy: Well, I’ve meant to reach out to you and tell you just how sorry I was to hear about rey.

Chance: I appreciate that, man. Thank you.

Billy: I’m sure it’s not easy to lose your partner, especially after the year that you’ve had.

Chance: Yeah, yeah, miss him every day. Everyone does. It’s a void you can’t fill, but you got to do your best, right?

Billy: I’m sure you will.

Chance: So word on the street is you are gonna help run chancellor now. Coo, man. Congrats.

Billy: Yeah, man. Absolutely. Appreciate that.

Chance: Hey, that’s great, and not just for you, but for jill, too. You know, she can start to enjoy life a little bit more.

Billy: Yeah, speaking of my mother enjoying life, tell me she sent you that ridiculous video of her in bora bora learning how to blow out of that conch shell.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] Classic, right?

Billy: Yeah. Well, that’s my mother. But business is good. Merger’s going well. Lily’s cooking up some exciting things with her brother.

Chance: Good, good to hear. Yeah, I bet devon’s a good guy to work with. We’ve gotten to know him a lot better lately.

Abby: Look at you, snoozing away. I’d wake you up, but I know I’d regret it. But you sure are missing a beautiful day.

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: Two of my favorite people. How you doing?

Abby: How are you?

Devon: I’m good. How you doing?

Abby: I’m good.

Devon: You guys out for a little stroll in the park?

Abby: Yes, but he slept most of the way.

Devon: I see that.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Has he been feeling okay? He looks like he’s a little pale.

Abby: Oh, it’s just the sunscreen. I lathered him up before we left the house.

Devon: I see.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: I’m sorry for worrying you for no reason. Just don’t listen to anything I’m saying.

Abby: No worries. I know it comes from love.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Jack: What brings you by, ashland?

Ashland: Well, I was hoping to — to see harrison.

Jack: I would have to get summer and kyle’s permission in order to allow that. They’re not here. But I guess you knew that. You came anyway, hoping you would get around their decision to block your access to harrison. A decision I happen to agree with.

Ashland: Okay, okay. Summer and kyle are young and headstrong. And they seem to be forgetting that we have a legally binding agreement.

Jack: No judge in this town would consider you a good influence on a child.

Ashland: Is that a challenge? Are you really saying to me right now that I need to go to a judge and get a court order to see my own son?

Jack: Yes, I’m suggesting exactly that.

Ashland: Okay.

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Chance: Well, billy, I got to head out of here. It was good seeing you.

Billy: Yeah, you too. We’ll catch up soon. We’ll grab a beer or something.

Chance: Absolutely.

Billy: Okay, see you.

Chance: Oh, you know what? Before I go, I just listened to your podcast, the one on insecurity. It was good, man. Really hit home.

Billy: You know what? Don’t be like that. Don’t be pulling my leg like that.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] I’m not, man. It was good. I liked it.

Billy: Well, thank you. I appreciate that. What do you know about insecurity anyway? What are you doing listening to a podcast about that? You’re like a superhero. You’re larger than life.

Chance: Well, you know, i haven’t talked to too many people about this, besides abby, but adjusting to civilian life after spain wasn’t easy. You know, I’m working through it and I’m all good, but just goes to show you, no one is immune to self-doubt. Keep it up.

Victor: How wonderful to see you. Hi, sweetheart. Nice to see you. Kyle.

Kyle: Shame nikki couldn’t join us.

Victor: Well, you know, she and victoria went on vacation to get away from all this madness involving ashland.

Summer: Jack filled us in, and I spoke to victoria briefly. It’s sickening the way that he lied to her.

Kyle: Yeah, we ran into ashland, too. Made it clear we didn’t want him around.

Victor: You did the right thing, I assure you. Anyway, let’s talk about more pleasant things. How’s your boy?

Summer: [ Chuckles ] He is the cutest, sweetest little boy in either hemisphere.

Victor: In either?

Summer: Yes.

Victor: I see.

Summer: He’s got these little knights that he’s always sending into battle. I think that he’s gonna be a natural at chess.

Victor: Oh, well, in that case, send him over to the ranch. Just the right age to learn chess, you know.

Summer: Thank you.

Victor: And I bet you, being bright and curious as he is, he’ll learn quickly.

Summer: We will.

Victor: You bet. So I just saw your mother. She told me that she hadn’t left town because she was waiting for you to tell her what to do.

Kyle: Finding out she was alive was a bit of a shock. I’ve been sorting through a lot.

Victor: Yeah. I remember, sadly…when she abandoned you.

Kyle: I mean, is what she did infuriating and hurtful? Of course, but we only get one mother. I mean, I don’t know if I’m prepared to cut her out of my life before I try to give her a chance to redeem herself.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Work. I’ve got to take this call. Would you please excuse me?

Victor: You bet. Nice to see you, kyle. So what do you think about diane jenkins being back in town? You know, she, um…she angered a lot of people. And she traumatized kyle when he was a boy — you know that.

Summer: You can’t tell me anything about diane that i haven’t heard already from my mother.

Victor: I bet. There’s one thing phyllis and i have always agreed on — diane jenkins is a very dangerous woman, you know. And she hasn’t changed. She’s gonna cause a lot of people a lot of trouble. And I want you to make sure that you make kyle aware of that. He must not forget what happened.

Diane: Thank you. Oh, wow. Looks like your day isn’t going any better than mine.

Ashland: Yeah, well, I just came from jack’s place, and he is siding with kyle and summer and not letting me see harrison.

Diane: The abbotts do have a tendency to circle the wagons.

Ashland: Yeah. I — it floors me that they think that they have to protect harrison from me, right? I mean, I have loved that child since he took his first breath, and they’re acting like finding out that I’m not his biological father will make him forget that somehow.

Diane: I’ve met harrison. I have no doubt that he was surrounded by love from day one. You can tell by his sweet, trusting nature.

Phyllis: Oh, look at this. Of course you two would find each other. Game recognizes lying, cheating game, am I right?

Devon: What are you looking, dominic? What is that? You looking at that cloud right there? Looks like a flamingo, huh?

Abby: I have to see if I can get him to make this expression. He does it and he looks so much like you.

Devon: Does he really?

Abby: Yes.

Devon: I want to see. What expression is it?

Abby: Well, it’s when I play him that song “baby shark” — you know the song.

Devon: Oh, no, please don’t sing it. Do not sing it. I don’t need it stuck in my head all day.

Abby: Yes, that’s it, that’s the face that dominic makes.

Devon: He makes this one? I bet he does, ’cause he doesn’t want to hear it either. It’s like a form of child abuse. “Don’t play that for me, mommy.”

[ Both laugh ]

Abby: You know, if you had told me years ago that this is where we’d be today…

Devon: It’s crazy, huh?

Abby: Big time.

Devon: I know. It’s really great, though.

Abby: Yeah.

[ Both laugh ]

Nate: Now, that’s what I call a productive morning.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] You must be so proud planning this party, since it was your idea.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] But the merger was your idea, so you must be even more excited.

Lily: No, yeah, it’s been good. It’s been fun. And we did good work today, right? Well, anyway, I think we’ll wait for devon to get here before we finalize some things, and, oh, is elena coming to the party?

Nate: Not sure. That’s the downside of me not being at memorial. I can’t set her schedule anymore.

Lily: Yeah, it’s a bummer.

Nate: Yeah, she wants to be there. I got to say, elena’s been very supportive of my career change, even though it means we see less of each other.

Lily: No, I mean, that’s great. That’s important to have in a partner.

Nate: Yeah, you should know. Billy always seems to have your back.

Lily: Yeah, it’s been a godsend, for sure, having him by my side.

Imani: Hey. I didn’t expect to see the two of you here.

Lily: Hello. How are you?

Imani: I’m good. Was there a meeting scheduled or…?

Nate: Oh, only between lily, devon, and me.

Lily: We’re just finalizing details for the party.

Imani: Oh, well, you’ll be happy to know I’ve obtained the photography releases from all the various vips that’ll be attending.

Lily: Wow, that was fast. Thank you for staying on top of that.

Imani: Yeah, with my experience in the political world, it hardly took any time, so… for better or worse, politics is really all about brand management, so it’s — it translates easily.

Lily: Well, that’s funny, you and nate actually have that in common ’cause you both have skills in fields that seem unrelated, but they’re not.

Imani: Yeah, nate and I have all sorts of things in common.

[ Chuckles ] Well, if you’ll excuse me, i need some caffeine.

Lily: Yeah. Gosh, devon should be here by now. I wonder what’s keeping him.

Chance: Man, how you doing?

Devon: Good, man. Good to see you.

Abby: Hi.

Chance: Hi.

Abby: This is a nice surprise. I wasn’t expecting to see you here.

Chance: Yeah, well, I was at crimson lights when you texted me. I figured you could use one of those.

Abby: Well, thank you. That’s very sweet.

Chance: Absolutely. I’m sorry, man. If I had known you were here, i would’ve brought you something too.

Devon: Oh, no, please. I appreciate that. I’m actually headed there myself. I have a meeting that I’m probably late for now, so I’m gonna take off. Say goodbye, dominic. I love you, man. Don’t let mommy play that song for you, okay? Just cover your ears, whatever you do.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: I’ll see you guys.

Abby: Bye.

Chance: Yeah. Song?

Abby: You don’t even want to know.

Chance: I’ll take your word for it. Hey, buddy. How’s my big dude? How’s my big dude? Look at you. Hi.

Ashland: I was thinking about grabbing a cup of coffee at the restaurant. Do you want to join me?

Phyllis: She can’t join you. It’s almost checkout time. She needs to leave.

Diane: Thank you for the hourly reminders, phyllis. Very helpful.

Phyllis: On second thought, you know, go, have your coffee, enjoy yourself. I’ll just get a bellman to go to your room and throw your stuff on the sidewalk or throw it out the window. I don’t know, whatever works.

Diane: I’ll handle it myself.

[ Sighs ]

Ashland: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: I think I’ll have to decline your kind offer for coffee.

Ashland: Wow, okay. Another time.

Diane: Yeah. Well, I’m — I don’t know. As soon as I check out, I think I’m heading straight to the airport to fly back to los angeles. Unless I hear from kyle before then, which, sad to say, I don’t expect to.

Kyle: Hey. I didn’t mean to be gone so long.

Summer: Oh, grandpa said to tell you goodbye. He needed to be somewhere. He wasn’t upset or anything.

Kyle: Good.

Summer: So tell me about your call.

Kyle: I asked jabot’s cfo about our liquidity. Kept it very low-key.

Summer: With all the debt that marchetti’s carrying, it’s a big factor.

Kyle: The news is good. Not only is it possible to purchase the company, but it also makes sense tax-wise.

Summer: So you’re saying we have a winner?

Kyle: Financially, yes. Along with other obvious synergies.

Summer: [ Sighs ] Feels like everything is falling into place. We have a solid case to present to your dad for this acquisition, provided you still feel good about moving back home.

Kyle: I do. I’ve been thinking about what it means to have harrison grow up around grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, surrounded by love. I lost my granddad early on, and I didn’t get to know dina until it was almost too late.

Summer: It would be great for harrison to be surrounded by extended family. But that doesn’t have to include diane.

Kyle: I take it victor had something to say about that while I was on the phone.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: Look, I hate the position you’re in. Everyone pressuring you to pressure me.

Summer: I can handle it, and I’m not trying to sway your decision either way.

Kyle: No, I realize that.

Summer: I just want you to weigh all of the factors, just like we’re doing for this potential move back to genoa city.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] I’m trying my best.

Summer: I can see how hopeful you are that harrison might be able to experience the best of diane without suffering the worst. But do you think that that’s possible? And is it worth the risk?

Kyle: Look, all I know is i need to make up my mind. It’s not fair to you or my mother to keep living in this limbo. I need to make a choice one way or the other and live with the consequences. No matter who you are,

Chance: Don’t you do —

[ Laughs ]

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Chance: Alright, dom. Look at that hand-eye coordination, man. Can you do it again? Throw to daddy.

Abby: Hey, stop! You cannot teach our son to behave that way. He’ll never be invited on play dates.

Chance: Oh, come on. We’re outside. We’re just feeding the birds, right? Besides, look at the arm on that kid. That is some natural athletic ability, my man.

Abby: Oh, well, he must get it from devon, ’cause he certainly does not get it from me.

[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to bring up any sensitive issues.

Chance: What? No. No, no, no, that’s just a fact, right? Devon’s his biological father. He inherited a whole lot of things from him, and probably gonna see that a lot more as he gets older. It’s fine.

Abby: Really?

Chance: Yeah. I mean, look, abby, I’m feeling a lot more confident in my role in his life, you know? Haven’t you noticed a difference in the way we interact? I mean, things just feel a little bit more easier, right? Much more natural.

Abby: Yeah, I had noticed, but I was hoping it wasn’t just wishful thinking. I’ve been praying that you guys would share the same emotional connection that I have with dominic.

Chance: I am, yeah. And I don’t know if it’s because of all the work I’m doing in therapy or it’s just happening naturally, but it is happening. I’m just very grateful that you’ve been so patient with me and you hung in there with me until it did.

Abby: Babe.

Chance: Mm.

Devon: Hey. Sorry I’m late.

Lily: Hi.

Devon: I apologize.

Lily: It’s alright.

Devon: You want to fill me in on what I missed?

Nate: Oh, well, lily and i spent the morning making plans for the launch event.

Lily: Yeah. I think we just need your input just to finalize some things, and that’s it.

Devon: Okay, cool. Where do we stand?

Lily: Phyllis sent menus. We narrowed it down to two.

Nate: We’ll need your input on the guest list, as well. But we’re looking good. Vips all confirmed. The governor has a conflict, but other than that, we’ve gotten all yeses.

Devon: That’s excellent.

Lily: I also sent you the overall budget for the party, too.

Devon: Okay.

Lily: And what else?

Nate: Programs. I pulled in some ad folks to help with copy. We should have mock-ups tomorrow.

Devon: That’s perfect. Sounds like you guys have everything under control.

Lily: Yeah, for sure. We’re definitely ahead of schedule. Which is great ’cause I can’t put off this meeting with jill any longer.

Devon: Is she coming to town?

Lily: No, she’s been traveling in the pacific, so I’m gonna meet her in san diego. Fly out tonight and be back as soon as possible.

Devon: Nice. Nice, give her my love when you see her.

Lily: I will.

Devon: So back to the event, what are you guys thinking in terms of music?

Lily: Oh, actually, nate had a great idea, if you want to share.

Nate: Thank you, lily. So instead of your standard band or deejay, I thought why not feature some of the newer artists from your record label. You know, make a real showcase out of it. The exposure would be phenome–

Devon: I’m gonna stop you for a second.

Nate: Problem?

Devon: Did you not think to run this by me before bringing it up to lily?

Lily: No, no, no, this came up spontaneously in our conversation. No, I mean, I think it’s a great idea. It’s a great way to promote our media and entertainment division.

Devon: I mean, yeah, it might be, but this is my area of expertise. This is part of the company that I handle, and there may be some drawbacks that you didn’t consider.

Nate: Well, I’m open to any and all feedback.

Devon: It’s okay, we don’t need to get into it right now. It’s fine. I know since you’re going out of town, we need to focus on finalizing the plans, so…

Nate: Well, I’m sorry if i overstepped, devon.

Devon: It’s not a big deal. It’s really not. We’re all new to working together, so it’s fine. You’re still learning.

Phyllis: Checking out? That’s your luggage?

Diane: Yes, would you like to go through it, make sure i didn’t steal a bathrobe?

Phyllis: No, we’ll just charge your card if anything’s missing.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Kyle: Taking off?

Diane: Oh, kyle. Yes, I’m just settling my bill with phyllis.

Kyle: Yeah, it’s probably for the best, putting some distance between the two of you.

Phyllis: The more distance, the better.

Kyle: Do you need help with your luggage? I can drive you to wherever you need to go. Where are you off to?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Could you excuse us? Honestly, kyle, that depends on you. If you need me to give you more space so you can think things through, then I’ll just head to the airport and go back to los angeles.

Kyle: That’s not what I want. Stay in genoa city, please.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Really?

If you have this…

“The young and the restless”

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Lily: Okay, well, I think that’s everything, right?

Devon: Think so. I’ll give it all some thought while you’re away.

Lily: Okay, great. I’m gonna go back to the office and check on things, and then billy’s gonna cover for me tomorrow at the meeting and keep me posted, so…yeah. Alright.

Devon: Travel safe.

Lily: Thank you.

Devon: Love you.

Lily: Love you. See you guys soon.

Nate: Take care.

Lily: Bye.

Nate: Hey, devon, you want to stick around for a minute? Next round’s on me.

Devon: I can’t, man. I got to get to some meeting about accounting. There’s some issue going on.

Nate: Okay, need me to sit in?

Devon: No, no, I got it under control. It’s fine. You’ve been working hard. It’s a real nice day. You should get out and enjoy it.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Imani: Thought you could use a little pick-me-up.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: We newbies need to stick together.

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: Guess you heard me step in it earlier.

Imani: Uh, yeah, it’s happened to me more than once. I love my new job, so I’m eager to contribute, but then I’ll get a little look or a nudge from amanda, tapping the brakes, reining me in.

Nate: Hmm. I’ve got to learn about business. I never claimed otherwise.

Imani: Don’t get me wrong. I — I respect amanda’s accomplishments and I am so grateful to her as my mentor, and look, I know I would not have this job if it weren’t for her. But still, those moments of getting knocked down a few pegs, it could — it could take its toll on you.

Nate: Yeah, I hear you. We’ll figure it out, though. We both just started a bit behind the curve, that’s all.

Imani: You honestly think that’s all that it’s about? Because I don’T.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Whoa. Look at that. Time flies when you’re having fun, huh? My break’s about over. I’d better get out of here.

Abby: Well, thank you so much for the smoothie. That was very sweet.

Chance: Well, it’s my way of softening you up before i deliver bad news.

Abby: Mm, bad news? What is it?

Chance: I got to work late again.

Abby: Tonight?

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, since rey, lot’s been slipping through the cracks. Mostly paperwork, but I just want to get on top of it.

Abby: Well, I totally understand. I wasn’t planning on going into the restaurant tonight anyway, so dom and I will just work on his pitching skills.

Chance: Uh-oh. Watch out, kid’s got a cannon.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Well, I hope you have a very productive rest of your day.

Chance: You’re the best.

Abby: Mwah. I love you.

Chance: I love you. Jinx.

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Chance: See you, buddy.

Abby: Hi. It’s just the two of us. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ]

Diane: I — I didn’t mean to get so emotional. I had almost convinced myself that you wanted me to leave. Then I had an unfortunate run-in with victor this morning, which didn’t make me any more optimistic.

Kyle: Yeah, I heard about that.

Diane: You spoke to him? Well, I’m afraid the newmans and most of the abbotts will give you a hard time for asking me to stay.

Kyle: Probably. I need this. I want to believe you’ve changed, but words just aren’t enough. I need to see it myself. We need more time.

Diane: I can’t tell you how grateful I am that you’re giving me another chance.

Kyle: So where should I take you, the athletic club?

Diane: Oh, I think I should find someplace less expensive.

Kyle: No, don’t worry about it. I’ll cover the bill.

Diane: Oh, no, no, no, kyle. I won’t allow that.

Kyle: No, I insist. I’m the one asking you to stay, so it’s on me, okay?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Thank you.

Kyle: You’re welcome.

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Imani: I don’t know a lot about your history with devon, but you obviously know mine with amanda.

Nate: The broad strokes.

Imani: There’s still a little friction between the two of us that comes out, like the other night when we were worried about my mother.

Nate: Mm.

Imani: Which makes sense, in a way.

Nate: Sure it does. A-fib is scary stuff.

Imani: Even beyond that, it goes to how we were each raised. I was raised with two loving parents who gave me every advantage, and amanda, she had a harder life. And then when we met, I was such a brat. No, really, I own it. I was pretty damn mean to her. And amanda’s forgiven that, but I doubt she’s forgotten.

Nate: Hmm.

Imani: Can’t help feeling there’s a, I don’t know, some undercurrent of resentment — well, that seems too strong of a word, but something.

Nate: Yeah, there are some similarities to my history with devon.

Imani: Really?

Nate: Well, I grew up with a loving, protective mother and lily and her family, whereas devon was in and out of foster homes, always an outside, like amanda. And, obviously, I crossed a line with elena.

Imani: Mm, yes, elena told me all about that.

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: Though it worked out for the best eventually.

Imani: Hmm. Do you think that devon still might have a little chip on his shoulder?

Nate: [ Sighs ] I wouldn’t be surprised.

Imani: [ Exhales sharply ] That’s got to be frustrating, if it’s just gonna pop up when you least expect it and you’re just trying to do your best.

Nate: Well, even though if that’s part of what’s going on, I doubt devon’s consciously aware of it. We’re in a good place, mostly. Better than I thought would’ve been possible, given how at odds we were at one point.

Imani: Mm. I think that speaks to how much devon values having you in his life. I think things are gonna be fine between you two, and for me and my sister.

Billy: Hello, baby. How’s your day been so far?

Lily: Um, not bad. How about yours?

Billy: It is good. Getting some fresh numbers in from the marketing team, and it looks like awareness for the merger is up 7% from last week. That’s good news.

Lily: Yeah, that’s great.

Billy: Yeah, and on a personal note, I ran into chance at the coffee house. He said that he listened to my podcast and that he really liked it and it resonated with him. Which, you know, felt kind of good. It’s nice to know that you’ve put something out there, you get vulnerable, and like I said from the beginning, if you help one person, right?

Lily: Yeah, well, I’m glad.

Billy: You are? You sure? What’s going on?

Lily: Well, I’M…confused.

Billy: About what?

Lily: Well, ’cause when i asked you how you felt about running the company with my family, you told me you had to think through it on your own, but apparently that meant talking about it on your podcast in front of an audience instead of with me.

Kyle: Hey.

Summer: Hey. Did you find diane?

Kyle: I did.

Summer: And? How did it go?

Kyle: I asked her to stay.

Summer: Wow. Okay.

Kyle: Look, I’m still gonna take things slowly, I just want to see how much of a relationship we can salvage.

Summer: I get it. It would be hard to walk away with so many unanswered questions.

Kyle: And there are a few things I want to talk to you about. First, I’m putting my mother up at the athletic club. She didn’t ask me to, but I can tell money is a concern. And since I’m the one asking her to stay, I feel responsible. And she has this empty house sitting in la.

Summer: Mortgage plus a hotel room, that’s a big cost.

Kyle: Thank you for understanding. I also didn’t want to put my mother in a situation where she felt desperate.

Summer: Wise idea, because when diane gets desperate, she tends to make bad choices.

Kyle: Well, there’s more to it than that. When I was a kid, I wanted to be able to give her the money to solve her financial problems, and now I can. Or at least help. It feels good.

Summer: That’s actually touching. But you know how the rest of the family’s gonna interpret it, right?

Kyle: That she’s using me.

Summer: I can just hear my mother right now.

Kyle: That’s the other thing I wanted to talk to you about. Phyllis knows my mother is staying. She was in the lobby when i asked her, and she did not look happy.

Summer: Oh.

Jack: What a nice sur– uh-oh, something’s wrong.

Phyllis: Please, please take a minute to talk me off the ledge before I completely lose my mind. I have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.

Billy: Look, I know this might sound a little bit bizarre, but doing these podcasts, saying it out loud like that, it’s been my form of journaling or therapy, and it’s been surprisingly effective.

Lily: So more effective than talking things out than me?

Billy: Clearly, I have hurt you, and I am sorry. That was never my intention.

Lily: Yeah, I am hurt, but do you see how I’m talking to you about it instead of sharing it with the world? That’s what couples do. But instead, you’re giving me this happy talk, and then you’re shutting me out.

Billy: Look, I don’t — i don’t feel like that’s what I’m doing.

Lily: Okay, you know what? You’re right. I’ll go listen to your podcast with thousands of people and learn your real feelings, and that makes me feel very special.

Billy: Come on, hey, listen. Can we take a step back for a second? Okay? Let me be very clear. You are the most important person in my life right now, okay?

[ Sighs ] And maybe I wasn’t completely truthful, but that’s only because I hadn’t figured out what I was feeling yet. But now I have, so it’s nothing that you need to worry about, and let me just say this. My little problems are not yours to solve. I’m not gonna make that your responsibility.

Lily: No, I understand that, and I appreciate it, but this does need to get solved. We’re at a very critical point in a huge project, and I’m counting on you to keep things on track, especially while I’m out of town. So if you don’t like your position or if you want to change something, then I hope that you can be up-front about it.

Billy: You have nothing to worry about. I am up for the challenge. I promise you, okay? Anything I was dealing with, i dealt with it. You have my word.

Summer: I can’t believe my mom’s not already blowing up my phone with warnings of letting diane into our lives.

Kyle: Well, I go to her and explain my decision. It was my choice. I’ll take the heat.

Summer: No, it’s okay. I can handle it. I’ll just let her know that we’re going to be careful. We’re not gonna let diane get away with anything manipulative or sneaky, because that’s true. Right?

Kyle: Absolutely. Maybe you should tell her that we’re thinking about moving back to town. She’ll be super excited and maybe it’ll distract her. It’s worth a shot. Don’t you think?

Summer: That might help a little, but don’t underestimate how much my mother loathes yours. She is probably freaking out right now.

Phyllis: This is a colossal mistake. You give that woman an inch and she completely takes advantage of it.

Jack: You’re the one that insisted kyle has to make his own decision.

Phyllis: You know why that is? Because I thought your son was intelligent enough to make a smart decision.

Jack: Phyllis —

Phyllis: Obviously, he’s not. I thought he was smart enough to see that this woman is completely destructive.

Jack: Phyllis, you need —

Phyllis: We’re gonna look back on this and we’re gonna realize that we’re complete idiots.

Jack: You need to calm —

Phyllis: I’m not gonna calm down!

[ Exhales sharply ] This is a disaster waiting to happen, jack.

Jack: I know you want to protect the kids. So do I. But they are grown adults now. There is only so much we can do. Kyle knows how much he has to lose. Kyle did not make this decision lightly.

Phyllis: Why are you so even-keeled about this?

Jack: I don’t really have much choice.

Phyllis: I’m not going to accept this. Okay?

Jack: What is it that you think that diane is going to do?

Phyllis: What do I think she’s gonna do? I don’t know. See, I don’t know, because she is so unpredictable. Oh, my — I’m unraveling.

[ Exhales sharply ] I am not doing well with this. Okay? Listen, things are going so great between us, finally.

Jack: Wait, finally? You sound impatient. I thought we were on the same page. Until the other night, we were gonna not be forced —

Phyllis: I know, I know. We’re not forced into anything. We took it slow, and that’s a good thing. Right? But we admitted our feelings for each other and now we’re good. Right? Everything is good. It’s good, right?

Jack: I happen to be very happy with the way things have turned out.

Phyllis: Okay. See? What I’m upset about… I don’t want anyone coming into our life and ruining it. That’s what I’m impatient about.

Jack: That’s not going to happen.

Phyllis: You promise?

Jack: I swear.

Phyllis: You promise?

Jack: I swear.

Phyllis: Thank you. Thank you for talking me off the ledge.

Jack: That was some kiss. I think you may have to talk me down now.

Phyllis: Why would I want to do that?

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