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Phyllis: Ta-da!

Jack: A picnic? What did I do to deserve this?

Phyllis: Well, I, um — you know, I’m trying some new summer specials. “Grand picnics with the grand phoenix.” It’s cute [Chuckling] Right? I mean, I have a lot of different combinations. And some are elegant. Some are romantic. What do you think? Yeah?

Jack: I love it, but we’re here to bounce ideas around?

Phyllis: Well, no, not exactly.

Jack: Well, we’re obviously not here to try to get back in sync since you brought me to a very public place.

Phyllis: You’re under a lot of pressure these days with jabot and the she-devil. You deserve the finer things in life, I think.

Jack: Berries.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Doughnuts.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Jack: And bubbly.

Phyllis: Right.

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: I have a bunch of different combinations. This is our — our high-carb combination [Laughs] Obviously. But… and — and we can celebrate, the two of us right now, with the possibility of summer and harrison and kyle moving back to genoa city.

Jack: Uh-huh, that would certainly change things.

Phyllis: Yeah, it would answer my lonely mom dreams.

Jack: Yeah. Be nice to have them back here.

Phyllis: Buy marchetti.

Jack: Would be an interesting prospect, but very expensive and very risky for jabot. I hope you understand I cannot make this happen solely to get summer and kyle back home.

Diane: Kyle. Summer. What a nice surprise. Come on in.

Kyle: I just wanted to see how you were settling in, if you need anything.

Diane: I think I will be much happier here at the athletic club not worrying about phyllis lurking in the shadows. I — I shouldn’t complain in front of her daughter. That’s a faux pas. And no offense intended, but your mother really has it out for me.

Summer: None taken. I am well aware of my mother’s feelings about you.

Diane: Mm. Well, I hope the fact that you’re here is an indication that you’re an independent thinker, that you’re willing to make up your own mind about me.

Summer: I am here to support my husband. I see you’ve wasted no time making yourself at home.

Diane: Oh. [ Chuckles ] The picture? Yes, it’s kind of a tradition. Whenever I’d move, it’d be the first thing I took out of my bag, the picture of my beautiful boy. I imagine that you’ll need to pack up your belongings and head back to your work in milan before too long.

Kyle: That might not be the case.

Diane: Oh?

Kyle: There’s a chance we might move back to genoa city. Permanently.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Michael: I’ve completed all the paperwork. You just give me the green light, and I will file a civil — [Quietly] I will file a civil suit against ashland.

[ Fingers snapping ]

Victor: I want you to bury that bastard in subpoenas and depositions. But there’s one thing I’m worried about — that this becomes public. I don’t want the company to get hurt, and certainly not victoria.

Michael: None of this is going to see the light of day in a courtroom. Look, locke is a clever guy. He’s gonna see what’s coming, and he’s gonna wave the white flag before it ever gets that far.

Victor: You turn up the heat. You make sure that happens. I don’t want any reason for ashland locke to stay in this town. You got it?

Ashland: Okay, listen. Um, a solid legal agreement aside, what if things have changed between the biological father and myself? The relationship we once shared just a short time ago has become strained.

Pat: I’m sorry to hear that.

Ashland: Yeah, I just want to make sure that, per this agreement, kyle and summer can’t keep me from spending time with harrison.

Pat: I’ll review the agreement and get back to you.

Ashland: Can you get back to me this afternoon? Would that be okay?

Pat: Always happy to be of service.

Ashland: Listen, uh, this — this child means everything to me. I just want to make sure I’m on solid legal ground in case things — things go south. Can you please just let me know as soon as possible if there’s some change we have to make?

Pat: I’ll be in touch.

Ashland: Thank you. Sharon, I — my god. I don’t even know where to begin. I just hope you know how sorry i am about rey.

Sharon: I don’t want your thoughts and prayers or whatever it is that you were about to say. You can save it. I actually have a few things that I want to say to you.

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Phyllis: Thank you. I thought having kyle and harrison back in town would be the answer to your prayers.

Jack: It would be a very nice thing indeed.

Phyllis: Okay, well, then why aren’t you working like hell to acquire marchetti?

Jack: Phyllis, you are a businesswoman. You know you don’t buy a company just to fill an emotional need. It has to make financial sense.

Phyllis: Oh, I understand that. I mean, summer said the numbers were great.

Jack: The numbers are impressive, yes, but jabot just got out of the fashion business. I’m not sure if it’s the right move to get back in.

Phyllis: Mnh. It’s the right move for summer’s family.

Jack: Uprooting themselves again? Harrison’s just learned the language. They have a house. They — milan is their home.

Phyllis: Genoa city’s their home. It’ll always be their home.

Jack: Okay, I think I owe it to everyone, including jabot, to step back, think this through from all angles, and decide what the right move is.

Phyllis: Right. Okay. Well, I’ll help you with that. Okay, you — you buy marchetti, and, um, you have your entire family on one continent. You don’t buy marchetti, and you spend a lot of money flying back and forth to italy. And then summer will have to look for another position because, you know, it’ll either go under or somebody will buy it up, and we don’t know if they’re gonna hire her back.

Jack: Obviously, you would throw caution to the wind and spend your last dime to get them both back here.

Phyllis: Yeah. Without hesitation. I’ve actually thought about it a lot. I don’t care about diane and ashland and that. I just — I want my daughter home.

Jack: You must be very irritated with me at the moment.

Phyllis: No. I understand what you’re doing. You’re a businessman. You have to think about your family’s company and look at all the angles, just like you did with us. You took it day by day.

Jack: Yeah, I don’t think i ever thought of the parallels, but, yeah, just like us.

Phyllis: Yeah. So, would you do a favor for me?

Jack: Sure. What?

Phyllis: Pick up a doughnut.

Jack: Okay. What are we doing here?

Phyllis: We are going to celebrate anyway. We’re gonna celebrate —

Jack: Well, a positive spin. I like this. Go ahead.

Phyllis: Um, the possibility of summer and kyle and harrison moving back and reuniting with them again and us reuniting.

Diane: Moving home? This is incredible! Your families must be so happy.

Summer: Well, nothing is set in stone quite yet.

Kyle: Yeah, we’re having conversations.

Diane: Then I will remain cautiously optimistic.

[ Chuckles ] Although I am curious as to why you’re considering it.

Summer: It’s kind of a long story.

Diane: Don’t tell me that you’ve quit your dream job at marchetti so kyle can move home. That’s a heroic sacrifice.

Kyle: Summer wouldn’t be moving back because of me.

Diane: Oh?

Kyle: This was a mutual decision based on what would be best for both of our careers.

Summer: And our families. The abbotts and the newmans.

Diane: I see.

Summer: It was my idea initially, and the best part — I wouldn’t be giving up my dream job.

Diane: I’d love to hear more.

Summer: Well, I don’t want to jinx it, but it is a real possibility.

Diane: Well, forgive me if I’m getting ahead of myself, but I’d love to spend more time with you for however long you’re in town.

Summer: Oh. That is so nice of you to say. But don’t you have any commitments back in L.A.? A job? A life? Friends who miss you?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, that’s one of the benefits of working in real estate — I’m my own boss. So I’m free to be here for as long as kyle wants me to be. But you know I won’t push, right?

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Summer: Oh. Excuse me.

Diane: Oh, of course.

Summer: It’s my grandfather.

Diane: Well, free free to take the call.

Summer: That’s okay. I’ll talk to him later.

Kyle: We should get going. Got a lot on our plate if we want to make this move a reality.

Diane: Then I won’t keep you a moment longer. I hope that everything works out exactly the way you want it, and thank you so much for checking in.

Kyle: We’ll talk soon.

Diane: Okay. Bye.

Sharon: I’m aware of the fact that you’ve donated a large sum of money to new hope in rey’s name. $250 million, to be exact.

Ashland: I was assured that donation would remain anonymous. I never want anyone to —

Sharon: Okay, we both know that’s a load of crap! But I am glad, however, that rey’s name will live on in association with good works and helping people improve their lives and that yours won’T. Because from everything that i have seen, you have done nothing but lie to people who unfortunately trusted you. And I don’t want you to think that this grand gesture absolves you of anything because it doesn’T. You lied about having a fatal illness that kills millions of people every year, and clearly you don’t take that seriously, but I do.

Ashland: I know.

Sharon: And when I confronted you a few weeks ago about your lies, you nearly swore up and down that it was some smear campaign against you and that your hands were clean, but now I know. I know the truth, and I know the depth of your deception. You faked your illness, you lied about your recovery, and it was all for some personal gain.

Ashland: I deeply regret what I’ve done.

Sharon: You have no idea what it’s like to hear your doctor tell you that you have cancer. All you can do is wonder how much time you have left. And there are a lot of days that you don’t want to get out of bed, but you do it anyway because you don’t want the people who love you and care about you to worry. There are days when you are so miserable that you seriously just want it all to come to an end. But I was really lucky. I had a lot of people around me caring for me and loving me, and they were there for me all the time, whether I wanted them there or not. They got me through the treatments and through nausea, nightmares. And, you know, to this day, the thing that haunts me the most about it is what my illness did to them and the tears that they shed and — and the bargains that they had to make with god. You did that. You put victoria and harrison through that on purpose. You were intentionally cruel to them, and there is no amount of money in the world that could ever make amends for that. You’re disgusting.

Noah: Mom? Everything okay here?

Sharon: Yeah. It’s fine. It’s a lot better now that you’re here. Um… let me get you something to drink. I brought in ensure max protein,

Victor: I wonder why summer’s not answering her phone.

Adam: Gentlemen.

Victor: Adam. My boy.

Adam: Hey, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I was just wondering if you had heard anything from victoria since she took her much-needed r&R.

Victor: No, as a matter of fact, I haven’T. But I’m sure she’s fine.

Adam: When do you expect her to return?

Victor: I hope she stays for a long time and enjoys herself, you know?

Adam: [ Chuckles ] However many massages it takes to get her head back in the game, right?

Victor: Please, no criticism of your sister, alright?

Adam: No, I’m not taking a shot at her. I wish her the best.

Victor: The longer she stays away, the more of a chance we have to send locke his way. You know that he’s using the boy, harrison, now as an excuse to stay in town.

Adam: Why are you wasting your time chasing someone who’s clearly got other issues to deal with? I mean, he’s focused on his son. He’s not causing us any trouble. Maybe the best thing to do would be not pay attention to him at all.

Michael: Ignoring a festering sore won’t make it go away.

Adam: Okay, now I see what’s going on here. A lawyer with an axe to grind because ashland sent you to a peruvian prison.

Michael: You think?

Adam: Look, you’re angry. It’s understandable, but, i mean, is it really in the newman family’s best interest to continue to hold ashland accountable after he has accepted our deal?

Michael: Well, it seems to me that you want to hold victoria accountable, and the only person who would benefit from punishing your ceo would be what, who? You — adam!

Victor: Please, please, please, please, please. Calm down, both of you. We need to get ashland locke not only out of our lives, but out of town. And I have a way to do that.

Sharon: How’s the drink?

Noah: It’s pretty tasty. What is it?

Sharon: Oh, it’s something special I just make for my favorite customers.

Noah: Mm. I guess it’s safe to say you didn’t make one for mr. Ashland locke then.

Sharon: No, I did not.

Noah: Can I go deal with him, or am I supposed to pretend i didn’t pick up on all the tension when I walked in here?

Sharon: I don’t want to waste another moment of thought on him.

Noah: [ Sighs ] Okay. Alright, well, did you at least get a chance to look at the group chat? Tessa and mariah — they just dropped a bunch of pictures from their honeymoon.

Sharon: Oh, all the selfies they took of them in front of every single exhibit and statue in paris?

Noah: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. Yeah, it looks like they’re having the time of their life. Kind of makes me miss europe.

Sharon: Don’t tell me you’re getting tired of genoa city. I know you keep saying that you want to stay, but then you get the urge to wander.

Noah: I’m not going anywhere, mom. I love being home.

Sharon: What is it that you miss?

Noah: Maybe I miss the art. Maybe — maybe I’m just feeling restless. Either way, I’m fine. I promise. Are you sure you’re okay?

Sharon: I love you for worrying, but I don’t need your protection. Hey! Allie, come on in.

Allie: Sorry. I didn’t want to interrupt.

Sharon: No, no, not at all. Um, I was really happy to see you at mariah and tessa’s wedding.

Allie: Yeah.

Sharon: I hope you had a good time.

Allie: Oh, it was so fun. I had a really great time.

Noah: Ohh. Only the boldest of wedding crashers would dare admit something like that.

Allie: Oh, oh, sharon, i didn’t crash the wedding, by the way. Summer had invited me and insisted it was okay for me to go.

Sharon: He’s just kidding.

[ Chuckles ] People were really happy to get to meet you.

Allie: Well, I had a great time and felt very thankful to be included.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Sharon: So, uh, what can i get you?

Allie: Um…something cold?

Sharon: Great. Um, why don’t you sit down someplace and I’ll bring it over?

Allie: Okay. Sounds good.

[ Liquid pouring, ice cubes clinking ]

Noah: I think she’s feeling a little overwhelmed with the new city and her whole instant family.

Sharon: Well, right after losing her father, she found out that she’s an abbott, and that’s got to be a lot to adjust to.

Noah: Yeah. Here. I’ll take that. Let’s see if I can annoy her any less than I have been.

Sharon: Mm.

[ Sighs ]

Summer: I got your message to meet you here. Got to admit, I’ve missed these impromptu visits.

Victor: Well, we have all missed you, you know.

Summer: It’s been so hard to be so far from family.

Victor: I know.

Summer: There was no popping out for coffee with mom or running into victoria in the park.

Victor: I know. We might have to do something about that, right? So you know, nikki and I will have a little party at the ranch as to honor your presence and kyle’s presence and harrison’s presence, okay?

Summer: Maybe we can make it a celebration dinner.

Victor: In what way?

Summer: We are considering moving back home.

Victor: You are? I love that.

Summer: We are still in the fingers-crossed phase, but i hope you’re ready for those chess lessons with harrison because when I told him that you offered to teach him, he broke out into this new little happy dance. You’ve got to see it.

Victor: I’m looking forward to it.

Summer: But do not let that innocent little face fool you because he has perfected it while we’ve been away.

Victor: Oh, I bet.

Summer: And then to hear the italian coming out of his little mouth?

Victor: He speaks a little italian?

Summer: [ Laughs ] Forget it.

Victor: I love that. Really?

Summer: Just try not to spoil him.

[ Laughs ]

Victor: It’s a grandfather’s privilege to spoil his grandchildren, you know? As far as I’m concerned, he is now as much a newman as he is an abbott.

Summer: Ashland still considers himself harrison’s father.

Victor: That’s the reason i asked you to come by, okay? We need to do something about that. We need to protect the boy.

Summer: Protect him how?

Victor: I want you to talk to kyle, ask him to restrict all visitation rights between harrison and ashland locke. I want that man out of town. I want to sever all ties. With harrison or anyone else completely. I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

Noah: There you are.

Allie: Oh, thanks.

Noah: A little concoction my mother whipped up. I think she only makes it for the cool kids.

Allie: Ohh. Why? Because you got one?

Noah: Yeah, something like that. Give it a try.

Allie: Mmm. It’s great. It’s really refreshing. Thank you.

Noah: Well, you were clearly about to rock out to some tunes. It’s much better than my sad attempts at scintillating small talk. There’s plenty of tables to choose from, so don’t worry about me bothering you.

Allie: Actually, I was gonna listen to a podcast.

Noah: Ohh. Podcast.

Allie: Yes, a podcast.

Noah: Let me guess. True crime? No. Science — engineering failures or chemical formulas that helped shape the world.

Allie: Really? Wow. You are so far off the mark, noah. I was gonna go listen to my great uncle billy’s podcast. Wow, that’s really weird to say. I’ve never had a great uncle before.

Noah: Which episode are you on? He just released a great one. It’s all about feeling insecure.

Allie: Yeah, about feeling out of place.

[ Chuckles ]

Noah: Yeah.

Allie: Yeah. Wait — I just started, so don’t spoil it.

Noah: I promise. It is a good one, though. Definitely relatable.

Allie: Relatable? What, you? I don’t believe that. You seem totally secure.

Noah: I do?

Allie: Yeah, you do. You aren’t great at humor or irony. I mean, sometimes I even wonder if you know the difference between what’s amusing and embarrassing. But you just put yourself out there and barrel ahead. It’s actually — it’s actually very brave of you.

Noah: You know, I’m not sure that’s a compliment.

Allie: Oh, it’s not. It’s just an observation.

Noah: [ Laughs ] So, you like podcasts, huh?

Allie: I do. I listen to it all the time when I’m in the lab or when I go running. My new favorite — “the grinning soul.”

Noah: Ohh, yeah, I like that one, too. Yeah, the whole “truth to power” angle.

Allie: Yes. I love how he just puts it all out there, you know? Like, you know, when he’s angry, he just vents and doesn’t really hold back. I wish I could just vent like that.

Noah: Well, everyone needs an outlet.

Allie: Do you have one?

Noah: Yeah. I mean, anytime something’s bothering me or I’m feeling confounded by something, I just do a little sketch.

Allie: So, is something bothering you right now?

Ashland: For what it’s worth, I am trying to make amends.

Sharon: I don’t believe for one second that you feel an ounce of remorse.

Ashland: I am truly sorry for your loss.

Sharon: Please just save your condolences. I don’t want them. There’s not enough time in the world for you to make amends, and anybody who would do something like you did is someone that I don’t care to know.

Ashland: Okay.

Noah: And that, I hope, is all you’ll ever need to know about ashland locke.

Allie: Wow. He just left, so at least you don’t have to worry about him bugging your mom anymore.

Noah: [ Sighs ] Yeah, my mom — she’s the strongest person I know. I don’t know why I feel so compelled to protect her.

Allie: Because you’re a good son.

Noah: Oh. Well, there’s a shock, that you actually think I’m good at something.

Allie: I’m just saying that i think it’s especially difficult for you to take a step back right now, considering that your mom just lost her husband. Everything must be falling on your shoulders right now.

Noah: Yeah. I mean, you know how it is. You — you lost your dad recently.

Allie: Yeah.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Oh, wow, sharon, these look amazing, but I didn’t order them.

Sharon: Those are on the house.

Allie: Thank you. That’s so lovely. Thank you.

Sharon: Enjoy.

Noah: This looks decadent.

Allie: This looks amazing. Oh.

Noah: That one.

Allie: Going for the cookie. Okay. Fine. You know, your mom is so kind and caring, even when she’s grieving.

Noah: Yeah, she’s the type that’s overflowing with love. You know, it spills over into everything she touches, even more so these days ’cause — she had a lot of love for rey, but now she doesn’t have anywhere to put it. Want your clothes to smell freshly

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Summer: You know how much i love and respect you, granddad. But you’re talking about escalating things here, about taking legal action against ashland. I’m just not sure what that would accomplish.

Victor: Trust me when I tell you it is of the utmost importance that ashland locke gets the hell out of town.

Summer: Kyle and I are both concerned about ashland’s influence over harrison, and it is our job to protect him now, mine and kyle’S.

Ashland: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Ashland! You’re a difficult man to chase down. You rushed right past me at the coffeehouse. And since you’re one of the few people in this town who will actually speak to me, I thought we could — I don’t know — share a bench, enjoy the sunshine.

Ashland: Thank you.

Diane: Sure.

Phyllis: Ugh.

Jack: What?

Phyllis: Look at this. No matter how beautiful it is outside, there are always pests.

Diane: Hello, you two. Enjoying the day?

Phyllis: Why are you together? Really. Is there some sort of gravitational pull two pariahs would have?

Diane: Let me guess. You’re celebrating the return of kyle’s adorable family to the fold for good.

Jack: That is neither public information nor a foregone conclusion.

Diane: Oh. I’m — I’m sorry. I didn’t realize it was a secret.

Phyllis: How’d you find out?

Diane: Summer told me. She and kyle dropped by my gorgeous new suite at the athletic club earlier today. It is such a lovely and charming space. I really should have stayed there from the very beginning. And it is so comfy. I already feel like I’m at home. I may never leave.

Jack: No firm decisions have been made. Any celebrating would be highly premature.

Diane: I got it. But I am excited about the possibility of really getting to know my son and daughter-in-law. And of course my adorable grandson will be so spoiled by his dee-dee.

Ashland: What?

Diane: Dee-dee. That’s the name that kyle and i decided that harrison should call me.

Ashland: I’m sorry. Would it be alright if I ask just how harrison is doing? I would still love to see him.

Jack: Certain details of the arrangement are being re-evaluated, given your recent actions.

Phyllis: And, uh, by “recent actions,” we mean lying about having cancer.

Ashland: Jack, I’ve taken your advice. I’ve spoken to my attorney.

Jack: I think decisions about harrison need to be made by kyle and summer right now.

Ashland: Yeah, I understand that, but I also have rights where harrison is concerned. Look, this doesn’t have to be acrimonious.

Jack: Oh, I think we’re well beyond that, given what you’ve done. A word to the wise — any friendship that is burgeoning here might not help your campaign to show genoa city a new and improved dee-dee.

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Noah: Oh. Another episode of “the grinning soul” just dropped.

Allie: Yeah. Well, it will be something that I’ll listen to later. I’m gonna go on a run since i don’t have a sketchpad to vent to.

Noah: Oh.

Allie: Mm.

Noah: Alright, well, knock yourself out. I will just doodle away my frustrations.

Allie: What a doodler.

Noah: You know who else was a doodler?

Allie: Who?

Noah: Da vinci.

Allie: Wow, so you’re saying that you’re on the same level as him?

Noah: I guess you’ll just have to stick around and see.

Allie: [ Laughs ] Okay.

Noah: [ Laughs ]

Victor: If you and kyle and harrison return to genoa city, that’ll give ashland locke a reason to stay.

Summer: You don’t think that we can handle him.

Victor: You two are two very good-natured people. You have good hearts. And he will talk you into sharing custody. That will be a huge problem.

Summer: When we heard what ashland did to victoria and the family…

Victor: Right.

Summer: …Kyle was ready to rip him to shreds.

Victor: I like that impulse.

Summer: It should be too complicated to keep ashland out of harrison’s life. On one hand, you have kyle, who is an upstanding member of the community, who’s established his paternity and absolutely adores his son. And then there’s ashland, who is a liar and a criminal, even if he’s never officially been charged with anything.

Victor: I want you to feel assured of the fact that michael baldwin and I have a lot of evidence against ashland locke.

Summer: And ashland was more than fine with kyle and I taking harrison to milan with us. That should work in our favor, as well.

Victor: So, you have been thinking about this? I like that.

Summer: That boy owns a huge piece of my heart. I am determined to protect him.

Victor: So, you will talk to kyle about all this?

Summer: I’ll make it happen.

Diane: I have to say, you’ve made your fair share of enemies in this town.

Ashland: Have you been spying on me?

Diane: [ Laughs ] No, no. But I did overhear sharon giving you a piece of her mind, and i know there’s tension between you and kyle and summer, but I — I don’t know the details.

Ashland: Well, I couldn’t help but notice that you have your share of adversaries, as well.

Diane: I’ll admit I deserve a lot of the venom that’s spewed my way, but it is what it is. Rebuilding my relationship with kyle is what’s most important to me.

Ashland: I’m afraid that my actions will keep me from seeing my son. See, that’s very interesting to me. You, uh — you didn’t even flinch when I referred to harrison as my son just now, even though you are kyle’s mother.

Diane: Well, from what I’ve observed, harrison has two fathers who love him. He’s a lucky boy. But what I want to know is what you’ve done to become the most hated man in genoa city.

Ashland: Oh, now, don’t limit me to genoa city. I am the most hated man wherever I go. I’m very proud of that.

Diane: [ Laughs ] Alright. I’ll share my dirty laundry if you share yours.

Ashland: Well, I suppose you’re gonna find out anyway. At least this way, I get to, uh, control the narrative.

[ Clears throat ] Brace yourself. Listen, I’m done settling. Because this is my secret.

Phyllis: Our perfect picnic trampled on by diane. Or should I call her “dee-dee”?

[ High-pitched voice ] Dee-dee! Ugh, she’s like a mosquito that you want to swat away, but you can’T. She and ashland locke, by the way, are perfect for each other. They’re cut from the same cloth.

Jack: I had a great time. And I’m not gonna let anything or anyone ruin my memory of the day.

Phyllis: Diane ruins everything.

Jack: Listen to me. Let’s go back to where we were — celebrating our family reunion, celebrating us. Hey, look, the hotel is doing great. Jabot is doing great. Our kids are doing great.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Jack: Let’s enjoy that blessing.

Phyllis: Okay. Okay. I agree. And you know what I hope? I hope that ashland locke is finally diane’s undoing.

Diane: Wow. When we started this whole “who has more to be ashamed of” contest, I was worried that I’d win by a mile, but I don’t know. From my calculations, I think it’s a draw.

Ashland: So, does this change your opinion of me as to whether or not I’m qualified to be a good father?

Diane: Oh, who am I to judge? I mean, I just told you that i essentially abandoned my son.

Ashland: You do realize what this means, right? Right now, we are in a very rare judgment-free zone.

Diane: Yes. We’re both equally guilty… but both equally searching for redemption.

Ashland: [ Sighs ] I just — I — I hate the possibility that this could turn into a nasty legal battle with harrison at the center of it. That boy is the only source of love and light in my life right now. I — he’s the only person that still looks at me as if I hung the moon. And the idea that he would find out something about me that would change the way he thinks about me — I just —

[ Sighs ]

Diane: I know. I’ve been there.

[ Chuckles ] Kyle and I were so close when he was young. And I truly believe that what i did was to protect him. And I know now how terribly wrong I was. But seeing the conflict in kyle’s eyes and — and knowing the pain I put him through as a child…guts me.

[ Voice breaking ] You know, the only good thing about pretending to be dead is that I wasn’t here to witness the aftermath of ripping his heart to shreds.

Ashland: But, see, that’s exactly — exactly why I want to stay here and fight for my right to see harrison. Because I want him to know that I would never turn my back on him. He will always be a part of my life, and — and my love for him is real. And think about this. Think about what it would do to him, think about what he would think if I were to suddenly just disappear from his life entirely with no explanation whatsoever.

Diane: Well, there’s no easy solution for either of us. And if we stay, we have to be willing to bear the slings and arrows.

[ Sighs ] But I won’t take jack’s warning lightly. I wouldn’t want to do anything that would jeopardize my chances with kyle. So, ashland, I feel for you. And I’m sorry. But if you’re hoping I’ll plead your case, I — I can’T.

Ashland: I understand. This is my battle. And, um…whatever it costs, harrison is worth it.

Summer: Tell me everything. Are we any closer to getting jabot to acquire marchetti?

Kyle: Well, I talked to our financial team and got a clearer picture of the ramifications. I think we’re gonna make a full presentation to my dad.

Summer: That’s great news.

Kyle: What did victor want? Oh, let me guess. He summoned you to give you another earful about my mother.

Summer: It was about ashland and harrison. My grandfather thinks that we should consider taking immediate legal action against locke to restrict his access to harrison. He even has michael baldwin on board to make that happen.

Kyle: Yeah, well, victor’s got a point. Now that we’re hoping to move back to genoa city, I don’t want ashland to have any influence over harrison.

Summer: So he needs to be stopped.

Kyle: No, it’s not that simple. Harrison loves the guy. And we don’t want to take any action that could harm our little boy down the road. We have to handle this situation very carefully

Summer: Of course. We need to be sensitive to harrison’s needs, and removing locke from his life might cause some confusion initially, but the older harrison gets, the harder this change is going to be. I promise you we will explain it to him in the most loving and caring way possible, but ashland is heartless and manipulative. We can’t allow him to be in harrison’s life or to have any influence over him. We need to stop him…now.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

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