Young & The Restless Transcript
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Jack: Phyllis, I’ll talk to you later. I can’t do it right now.
Phyllis: Please let me explain what you heard me say to diane, please.
Jack: Frankly, you couldn’t have spelled it out more clearly. The main reason we finally got together, the main reason we kicked our romance into high gear is you wanted to stick it to your old enemy.
Phyllis: Okay, that’s not what it was at all.
Jack: I specifically asked you if you were flaunting our relationship in front of diane because she was needling you. You denied that. I assume you’re here to deny it again. Maybe I should’ve listened to that voice in my head.
Phyllis: Whoa, oh, that voice in your head? You know who that is. That’s diane. She’s putting all those thoughts in your head. She’s doing the same thing to me, jack. That’s what she does. She’s trying to manipulate us. Please do not have her have that power over you. Please, jack.
Summer: My dad says harrison and christian are having a ball at his place.
Kyle: I’m glad nick let him hang out there. It’s the best place for him to be tucked away while we wait for ashland to be served with the restraining order.
Diane: [ Sighs ] I hope I’m not interrupting.
Kyle: Uh, this is a surprise.
Diane: I have been trying to find you two because…I have a confession to make.
Sally: I did it!
Adam: What exactly did you do?
Sally: The deal with hartwell. I closed it. Can you believe it? You should’ve seen how hard i negotiated.
[ Sighs ] Okay, you are really taking the fun out of this.
Adam: I’M… I’m sorry. I know it’s a major coup, so congratulations.
Sally: What’s wrong?
Adam: Just something is on my mind.
Sally: Newman media related?
Adam: No. Our plan to push victoria and ashland back together, we hit a snag.
Sally: But the text you sent made it seem like things were moving along.
Adam: It was.
Sally: And I thought ashland was more determined than ever to get back together with her.
Adam: It was all headed in that direction. And victoria just got back from her ridiculous spa trip to switzerland, so it seemed like it was just a matter of time, but something interfered with our plan.
Sally: [ Sighs ] What?
Adam: My father.
Nate: Hey. I am so sorry if I woke you. I was trying my best to keep quiet so you can get some rest.
Elena: Oh, you didn’t seem to care about that earlier.
Nate: Oh, I cared.
Elena: [ Chuckles ] Well, I set my alarm so i wouldn’t miss my shift at the clinic. Where are you headed?
Nate: Devon invited me to sit in on a meeting with the head of his digital marketing agency, and then we’re headed to the grand phoenix to make sure all the plans are in place for the launch.
Elena: [ Gasps ] Your first big event as coo.
Nate: It’s all coming together.
Elena: So, who’s all gonna be at the grand phoenix for this meeting?
Nate: Well, lily just got back from her trip, so I’m sure she’ll be there. Billy is not available, so probably just the three of us.
Elena: Good. I mean, the fewer the people, the more efficient it’ll be.
Nate: I will see you after your shift.
Elena: Yes. Tell lily I said hi.
Nate: Will do.
Imani: Looks like we both have the same thought about arriving early and getting some work done before the meeting.
Lily: [ Chuckles ] I didn’t know that you were gonna be in attendance.
Imani: Yeah, I decided to join just in case there were any legal concerns, so… I could do my work in the restaurant until we get started. I don’t want to disturb you.
Lily: Oh, no, no, no, please. I could use the company, so have a seat.
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Devon: Well, thank you for being early.
Nate: I was hoping we could talk for a few minutes before the meeting so you could fill me in.
Devon: Yeah, yeah, for sure. Today, we’re gonna be talking with gwen davis, who runs the digital marketing agency that hamilton-winters has been using for years. She’s an industry leader, super, super talented, ton of great ideas, and she doesn’t believe in bigger being better, so she keeps her client list pretty tight out of principle.
Nate: I can respect that.
Devon: Yeah, me too. But I have a feeling that she’s a little uneasy about the merger taking place, ’cause when I told her about it, she sounded concerned that our working relationship would change, so…
Amanda: Hey, hi. I didn’t know you were down here.
Nate: I’m a little early for the meeting. Are you joining us?
Amanda: No, not yet. I have to run to the office to grab a few things, but I will meet you two at the grand phoenix, okay?
Devon: Okay. Mwah.
Amanda: Oh, elena, hi.
Amanda: You heading to work?
Elena: Yeah, I’m working at the clinic today, and I know you’re preparing for the big launch. Very exciting.
Amanda: Yes, it is. We actually have a meeting to finalize the details today.
Elena: Oh, yeah, nate told me about it. Hey, I have some time before i have to clock in. If you have a minute, do you want to join me for coffee?
Adam: Kyle and summer had a restraining order drawn up so locke has to stay away from the kid.
Sally: Oh. Well, that’s cold.
[ Sighs ] How does summer get away with doing things like that while people still think I’m the mean girl?
Adam: Well, being a newman has its privileges.
Sally: Well, ashland hasn’t left town, and victoria is back, so there’s still hope for our plan.
Adam: Yeah, it was a good idea. It was the perfect way to showcase victoria’s poor judgment. But we’re running out of time. I mean, locke is probably already planning his route out of genoa city as we speak.
Sally: I still have hope. But if it doesn’t work out, not to worry. We’ll just come up with something else. A better plan. We will put our brilliant brains together and come up with something even more clever to prove that you are the only one who should be running newman enterprises.
Summer: What have you done?
Diane: I saw jack and phyllis in the park earlier, and I made a comment about your possible move back to genoa city. I didn’t realize you were trying to keep that quiet.
Summer: I don’t understand what the issue is.
Kyle: Yeah, they already knew we were thinking about moving back.
Diane: Ashland was there, too. Jack made it clear that he wasn’t happy that I shared that information in front of him.
Kyle: Okay, what was ashland even doing there? Was he harassing dad for information on where to find harrison?
Diane: Oh, no, no, no, it was nothing like that. Ashland and I were just chatting, and then we ran into jack and phyllis.
Summer: Wait, I didn’t even realize that you and ashland knew each other.
Diane: Oh, well, we crossed paths a few times at the grand phoenix when we were both staying there, and then when we saw each other in the park, we stopped to chat.
Kyle: Ashland locke is bad news./ He’s in the process of splitting up with victoria because of some pretty heinous behavior on his part.
Diane: I’m aware of that now. And jack warned me about him, too. And then when I asked ashland about it, he came clean about all the awful things he’d done. But don’t worry, I’m not about to let him manipulate me. I made it perfectly clear that if he is hoping that I’ll intercede for him about harrison, he is sorely mistaken.
Phyllis: Diane is a master at pushing buttons. She hasn’t lost her touch. Unfortunately, we have. We cannot let her keep on playing mind games. We can’t do it. So you know what? Forget what I said. Forget it.
Jack: How do you expect me to do that?
Phyllis: I was just saying it so she’d shut up and back off.
Jack: We both know it was never that insignificant. This wasn’t a thoughtless remark in a heated moment.
Phyllis: No, that’s exactly what it was.
Jack: Phyllis, you arranged for her to be in the hotel to see us coming downstairs after we made love. It was calculated. It was tawdry. And frankly, pretty hurtful.
Phyllis: How could you think that of me?
Jack: Because I am tired of pretending. I’m tired of making excuses for you. Either you’re gonna tell me the truth or I don’t see any way that we’re gonna get past this.
Phyllis: What? Of course we’ll get past this.
Jack: The truth, phyllis. The truth. With golo, I’ve lost 13 inches in my waist.
Kyle: Glad you were astute enough to realize ashland intended to use you to get to harrison.
Summer: He tried to sneak in a visit today when harrison was in the park with his nanny.
Diane: [ Scoffs ] That was a foolish move. It’ll make you even more protective.
Kyle: Exactly. In fact, we just took out a restraining order so he can’t see harrison.
Summer: What, you don’t approve?
Diane: No, I wouldn’t say that. It’s not my place. Obviously, you know what’s best for your child. And after hearing all the horrible things ashland has done, I — I see your point.
Summer: So why do I feel a “but” coming?
Diane: Because I can’t help but feel a certain amount of sympathy for the guy. I mean, I know what it’s like to be separated from a child that you love, and he does seem to genuinely care for harrison.
Summer: Makes sense that you would identify with ashland, but hopefully you do realize that you can love someone and still be toxic to them, too.
Diane: [ Sighs ]
Amanda: Well, welcome home.
Summer: Hi. Thanks. Hopefully we’ll be here for a while.
Amanda: Oh, that’s great. And this must be your mother.
Diane: Do you see the family resemblance?
Amanda: Yes, I do, and I also heard that you were in town. I’m friends with phyllis.
Diane: Ah. Sadly, I’m not.
Phyllis: I’m not making excuses. I’m calling out diane for the person that she is. I’m not apologizing for that, by the way. I mean, I-I-I can’t believe that you can’t see this.
Jack: This is not about diane.
Phyllis: Oh, it’s about diane! It’s all about diane!
[ Exhales sharply ] Oh, my god. I mean, seriously, have you forgotten all of her insane history of trying to get in between us?
Jack: You don’t have to remind me of all the bad things diane did.
Phyllis: I think I do. I think I do. I think you’ve forgotten. So I was staking my claim — yes, I was — and showing her that we are still solid. We are solid, and she can’t get in between us.
Jack: Don’t you see that you accomplished exactly the opposite? Exactly the opposite! You convinced her and anyone within earshot in a hotel lobby that our relationship was nothing more than a vengeful little game, a convenient weapon to use against an old enemy.
Phyllis: That’s not what i was doing. I was not doing that at all. I cannot believe you’re saying these things about me, seriously. We have gotten so close and we have come so far, and it took so long.
Jack: Yeah, that’s my point exactly. It took so long that I’d actually given up hope that it would ever happen? Neither one of us were ready to move to the next step, and that was fine with me because i cherished our friendship. And then you changed your mind when diane came to town.
Phyllis: Jack, it’s not like that at all. I can’t believe you would think that of me.
Jack: What am I supposed to think? I heard what you said. “I accelerated things with jack to shove it in your face, diane.” What, you didn’t say those words?
Elena: Thank you for waiting.
Elena: I’m glad you had a few minutes.
Amanda: Of course, of course. We have to catch up. I’m sure you don’t even know that we have dominic staying with us for the next few days.
Elena: No! I have to stop by and get my hug.
Amanda: You have to, you have to. He is out with the nanny right now, but he’ll be back later.
Elena: [ Chuckles ] Devon is always so happy when he has dom.
Amanda: Yeah, he is. He’s so cute with that little baby. And I have to tell you, he has thrown himself into parenting. He takes it very, very seriously. He was up until wee hours of the morning last night, just researching baby gates, okay? He’s worried that dominic’s gonna start wandering around on his own.
Elena: You know, it’s not an exact comparison, but nate is the same way. He is so excited about his new job. He’s all in, reading everything he can get his hands on.
Amanda: Well, I have to tell you, his hard work has definitely paid off. His ideas, his contributions, they’ve been great. And I was worried that, you know, he might miss the hospital environment, but he has been thriving in this new venture.
Elena: Well, I definitely miss him at the hospital. But don’t get me wrong, I love seeing his enthusiasm and hearing about everything that he’s doing and hearing about the people he’s working with, even though I know most of them, like you and devon and billy and lily and of course your sister.
Amanda: Hmm. I think I know why you worked imani into the conversation. I just want you to know that imani and nate, they have very little reason to interact. I keep her very busy. And I’ve also made it very clear to her that nate is strictly off-limits, if that’s a concern for you.
Imani: So I’ve been working on the downs contract, and the negotiations seem to have come to an impasse.
Lily: Oh, okay. I wasn’t aware of that.
Imani: But I do have some suggestions that might turn things around.
Imani: Maybe we can offer her some perks in lieu of a salary increase. Like working a few days from home or four 10-hour work days each week.
Lily: That’s an interesting idea for sure. Have you ran it by amanda? What does she think?
Imani: Amanda tends to be a bit more conservative in her thinking, so…
Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Well, look, I mean, I respect amanda a great deal, and I trust her judgment implicitly. That’s why I wanted her on this team. -Fixed. -That’s my son.
Devon: So, gwen, I sensed from some of our earlier conversations that you have some reservations about moving forward with us.
Gwen: I have to admit, I’m concerned you might decide to consolidate your digital marketing efforts with a larger firm.
Devon: Sure, yeah, that’s completely understandable. And allow me to ease your mind when I tell you that your team does amazing work and your strategies have optimized every campaign we sent your way, so i have no intention at all of letting you guys go. And I’m still the one who’s responsible for making those decisions at the company, or at least the winters side of the company. You want to add something?
Nate: I was just gonna second what devon said.
Devon: Okay. Well, thank you. We truly hope that you decide to stay on board with us, ’cause we wouldn’t be the same without you.
Gwen: That’s kind of you to say.
Devon: It’s definitely the truth. So can we expect you to show up at our launch party?
Gwen: I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Gwen: Thank you for your support, devon. It was nice to meet you, nate.
Nate: Oh, nice to meet you, too. I look forward to working with you.
Devon: Alright. Thank you again for meeting us here.
Gwen: Thank you. See you soon.
Devon: Have a great rest of your day.
Nate: [ Sighs ]
Devon: Hey. How come you didn’t speak up when you had something to say?
Elena: I hope you don’t think that I feel threatened by imani. Because I don’T. I’m just fully aware that she’s interested in nate.
Amanda: Mm, who isn’t? You know, my sister is not subtle at all. I think it’s just part of her nature. And, yeah, she’s brash, she’s flirtatious, but I really don’t think she would ever cross that line. And even if she did, trust me, i would totally rein her in.
Elena: My only real competition is his new job. I mean, we used to spend so much time talking about our work days, and now things are so different. Honestly, I don’t really get the universe he’s navigating.
Amanda: Mm, I can relate. And just like you said, it is not the same thing at all, but nate’s new job and devon’s parenting, it does have a few things in common. You see, devon and dom, they have this amazing bond. It’s like they’re in their own little world, and I’m so not familiar with any of it.
[ Chuckles ] But I love seeing this side of devon. I love seeing him this happy.
Elena: Wow. That’s really inspiring. You know what? I think I’m gonna do the same thing. I am gonna focus on the positive, relax, [Chuckles] And share in nate’s joy. He was devastated when he found out he couldn’t perform surgery anymore, and now he wakes up so excited to go to work every day. So I guess it doesn’t matter if I know what “incentivizing” or “core competency” mean.
Elena: Because I do know that my guy has never been happier.
[ Chuckles ]
Allie: Oh, hey, you two. Where’s harrison? I didn’t see him at home.
Summer: He is on a playdate at my dad’s house.
Allie: Oh, well, apparently harrison has a more active social life than I do.
[ Both laugh ]
Summer: You two should make a playdate of your own. He’s a big fan of yours.
Kyle: Yeah, when he gets home, I’m sure he’ll talk your ears off about all the fun adventures he had today.
Allie: Diane. Hi, I didn’t know you were still in town.
Diane: Oh, I’m sure there’s quite a few people who wished I’d cut my visit short.
Kyle: Well, she extended her stay at my request. We’ve spent so much time apart, I thought we could use the opportunity to get to know each other better.
Summer: Kyle and I are headed back to the house. Do you need a lift?
Diane: No, don’t go. Please stay. I was really hoping we could catch up.
Allie: Um, yeah, yeah, okay. I’ll see you guys back at the house.
Phyllis: Obviously I’m digging myself in a hole here.
Jack: Then stop.
Phyllis: I mean, I don’t want to leave here with you thinking these things about me. It’s horrible. Jack, this is real. We are real. When I made love to you, that was real. I like who I am around you, whether, you know, we’re laughing or…eating doughnuts under the clouds.
Jack: You still haven’t answered my questions. Why did you change your mind about us being together?
Phyllis: Okay, so you want to know why I threw caution to the wind and went for you so hard. That’s what you want to know. Okay, well, you better pull up a chair, ’cause I have a lot of things to say.
Jack: Sounds like a lot of rationalizing.
Phyllis: No, it’s not rationalizing. You listen to me. I mean, I — I love being around you. And you’re special and — and i like what we have, and…I like that you accept me and you trust me for the most part.
[ Chuckles ] And you still like me when I’m irrational and I fly off the handle, which is a lot of times.
Jack: Phyllis, you can talk all day, trying to convince me there’s no truth to the words you hurled at diane. I heard them all. We cannot get around the fact that you have held me at a distance for months now. And suddenly, you changed your mind. Something changed that.
Phyllis: But, see, who cares what it was or when, why, how? It doesn’t matter. Why does that possibly matter? I want you. I do. And diane coming into town, yeah, I mean, that did help. It made me see what was in front of me, because I’ve been running away from it for so long. We’re happy, right? I’m the happiest I’ve been in a really long time. Aren’t you happy?
Jack: You know how happy I’ve been.
Phyllis: Okay. Then that’s all that matters. That we’re happy. We’ve come so far. Please don’t tell me you want to give up on us now. It’s still the eat fresh refresh,
“The young and the restless”
Diane: [ Sighs ]
Allie: Thanks for paying for coffee. You really didn’t need to do that.
Diane: Oh, after everything that’s happened, we both know i owe you more than a cup of coffee. I — I feel I owe you an apology, too. I blind-sided you. Without any preparation or warning, you found out you had an entire extended family. It — it wasn’t a very nice thing to do. And I’m sorry.
Allie: It’s okay. Actually — actually, no, it’s not okay. It was extremely self-serving of you. I made my own decision to come to genoa city and get to know my family, and so far, it’s — it’s been pretty good.
Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, I’m glad to hear that.
Diane: And I’m not at all surprised. The abbotts are warm and loving. And I wouldn’t have introduced you to your grandfather if i hadn’t known that he’d be thrilled to learn of your existence and to welcome you with open arms.
Allie: Yeah, but that does not change the deceptive way you went about it.
Diane: You’re right. I should’ve handled it differently. I could’ve explained the situation to you and given you a choice, and the only reason i didn’t is —
Allie: Is because you wanted to get something out of it. You wanted to use me to your advantage.
Diane: You’re right. I did.
Adam: I admire your hopeful enthusiasm.
Sally: Oh, is that what i have?
Adam: Mm-hmm. In abundance. But we are facing a real setback. If ashland’s not around to occupy victoria’s time, I cannot envision my father deciding to put me in charge.
Sally: Yeah, but how can he not see that you’re the right person for the job? I mean, you have all the leadership qualities that he wants. You have innovative ideas and sometimes — forgive me for saying this — but you can be a little nasty.
Adam: [ Clears throat ]
Sally: You embody all the essential qualities of a ceo.
Adam: Uh, well, thank you.
Sally: You’re welcome.
Adam: But you are still fairly new around here. You haven’t seen how many times my father has dangled the ceo position in front of me, only to rip it away at the last second. I mean, he’s like a bull fighter waving that thing in front of me.
Sally: [ Sighs ] Okay. Well, the next time you have a shot at the ceo title, you are gonna succeed because you have something now that you’ve never had before.
Adam: Oh, yeah, what’s that?
Adam: Well, I cannot argue with that.
Sally: You have been fighting this fight all on your own. But now you have me on your team, and we are unbeatable.
Adam: Yes, we are.
Sally: So we just have to come up with a spectacular plan “b” to get you in the big office in the big chair, just like you deserve. But you know the best part? We have time. We’re not desperate. I mean, look around, you are running newman media and succeeding. And I absolutely love working with you. So we should just appreciate what we have while keeping our eyes on the prize. And be patient. And go slow.
Nate: I was about to jump in and make some suggestions about growing the business relationship in light of the merger, but I thought better of it.
Devon: How come?
Nate: The timing didn’t seem right. Gwen was already saying she was unnerved by all the changes. Last thing she needed was a flood of new ideas coming from someone she had just met. Probably not too reassuring while you’re trying to convince her that things weren’t gonna be all that different.
Devon: That makes a lot of sense. Very smart of you. I appreciate it. But I want you to know that I do value your opinion, and when you have thoughts, I want to hear them.
Nate: Doesn’t mean you won’t shoot them down, though, right?
Devon: No, it doesn’t, ’cause it doesn’t mean they’re gonna be good. But I do promise that I’ll always listen to you.
Nate: Cool. Well, guess we’d better head over to the meeting at the grand phoenix.
Devon: Yeah, let’s do it.
Lily: Who is in charge of the swag bags for the launch?
Imani: I’m pretty sure nate volunteered, which means they’ll get done and get done right.
Lily: [ Chuckles ] I know, he’s really hit the ground running, right? He’s been such a great addition to the team.
Imani: Don’t expect me to be objective as far as nate hastings goes. I’ve been a fan since he was dr. Askmdnow.
Lily: Oh, do you know it was my idea to have him be the spokesperson? I had to beg him to take the job.
[ Chuckles ]
Imani: Well, you couldn’t have made a better choice. There’s just something about nate that makes you feel like you can trust him with your life.
Phyllis: I mean, I think what we have is worth fighting for.
Jack: Who do you think we’re fighting? Diane? Are we supposed to stay together for the very reason we apparently got together — to spite her?
Phyllis: That’s not my point at all.
Jack: Hey. Where’s harrison?
Kyle: He’s on a playdate with christian.
Phyllis: Oh, with christian. That’s sweet.
Summer: What’s going on here? Did we interrupt something?
Phyllis: No. I have to get back to the hotel. Unless maybe —
Jack: Don’t let me keep you.
Kyle: Sorry, dad. I get the feeling our timing wasn’t exactly the best.
Jack: It’s nothing for you to worry about. Phyllis and I said everything that needs to be said.
Summer: That doesn’t sound good. I’m gonna go catch up with my mom. Jack, I’ll see you later.
Jack: So did you get to the office today?
Kyle: Not yet. I was gonna go in later this afternoon.
Jack: Good. How’s the rest of your day going?
Kyle: Better than yours, i think. Want to tell me what’s going on? From the very first touch.
Kyle: Are you going to tell me what happened?
Jack: Gee, what makes you think something happened?
Kyle: It’s pretty obvious something’s going on between you and phyllis.
Jack: You know what? Don’t worry about it. Phyllis and I will work our way through it.
Kyle: I’m sure you can. But I’m happy to lend an ear if you want. God knows you’ve been a patient listener these past few weeks while I struggled with how to handle this situation with my mother.
Jack: Actually, that reminds me of something I wanted to tell you.
Kyle: If it’s about my mother and ashland making each other’s acquaintance, I already heard. Summer and I ran into her at the crimson lights. She told me that you warned her about keeping her distance from ashland.
Jack: I made it as clear to her as possible that man is poison.
Kyle: Dealing with him is the last thing she needs while she’s trying to put her life back together.
Kyle: Dad, I can tell you’re still thinking about phyllis. Sure you don’t want to talk about it?
Jack: Remember the other day I told you that I wasn’t at all confident things would go smoothly for the two of us? That was ’cause phyllis is so unpredictable, and actually more accurately, she’s so completely predictable.
[ Cellphone rings ] This is andrew in r&D. I better take this.
Kyle: Go ahead.
Jack: Hey, andrew. I got the brief that you sent me. Yeah, those are some pretty clever ideas.
Diane: It seems like you had a chance to get to know my son.
Allie: Yeah, yeah, kyle’s great. And so is summer. They make a lovely couple.
Diane: Yes, they do.
[ Chuckles ] It’s so wonderful to see kyle in a healthy, stable, loving relationship. He didn’t have the benefit of being raised in that environment. As hard as I tried, I just couldn’t provide him with that example. And neither could jack, despite all his wonderful qualities. But I’m just so relieved that, against all odds, kyle found that magic.
Allie: Yes, they seem quite happy.
Diane: Yeah, and harrison.
[ Chuckles ] I’ve only met him a few times, but, oh, he’s adorable. He doesn’t know I’m his grandmother yet, but hopefully soon, and we decided that he’s going to call me deedee.
Allie: Wow. Well, I guess everything seemed to have worked out quite well for you. I hope it was worth whatever it took for you to become part of their lives.
Diane: [ Scoffs ] Okay, alliE. I — I do feel a sense of responsibility towards you.
Allie: You do?
Diane: Yes. And that’s why I wanted to check in and see how you’re doing and make sure you have everything you need. And the abbotts are kind and generous, but there is a lot going on in that house. And I don’t know, it might be easy to feel overlooked.
Allie: Listen, diane, I don’t mean to be unkind here, but if i needed something, I’d be more likely to go ask the abbotts than you.
Diane: Would you? Really? Because you don’t strike me as the kind of person who’d want to call attention to yourself.
Devon: So how was your visit with jill?
Lily: It was good, really good. Yeah. She’s happy with the merger and loves the roll-out marketing plan, and I guess the board loves it, too.
Devon: That’s great. That’s great. It’s full steam ahead for us then.
Lily: Yeah. And then billy brought me up to speed on the compromise that you reached. So I guess we’ll just figure out which initiatives to launch first and how to fit their announcement into our agenda.
Nate: We could do it after lily and devon’s welcome speech, let everyone know what makes the new company special.
Imani: That’s a good idea.
Devon: I don’t know if it is. Do we not want to build up to it?
Nate: Well, we can fit it in after the introductions of our management team.
Imani: That’s brilliant, and then they can each introduce the platform.
Lily: Well, I mean, it could work, but I wonder, do we save it for a bigger finale moment?
Nate: Sure, then we can end with the video and the big reveal of our new logo.
Imani: Perfect, because —
Amanda: Imani, can you help me with this text? I just need to draft a response. Just over here.
Imani: What is it?
Amanda: I already told you before. Don’t let me tell you again. Ease up on nate. He has a live-in girlfriend that he loves very much.
Imani: So you’ve said.
Amanda: You have already made your interest known repeatedly, and it stopped being cute a long time ago.
Imani: No one asked your opinion.
[ Knock on door ]
Summer: You were hoping it was jack, weren’t you?
Phyllis: I was not hoping it was jack. I was not. We spent most of the day together, and I came back here. I have a lot of work.
Summer: Really, then what are you doing in your suite? Mom, the tension between you and jack was more than obvious, so spill. What’s the story?
Imani: You know what? I’ve had enough of your advice. We’re all adults here. We get to make our own choices.
Amanda: Well, stop making such bad ones.
Imani: You may be my boss and my sister, but you are not my conscience, so back off.
Amanda: Imani, you —
Lily: So we need an update on the logo.
Nate: The final version should be done later today, then we’ll add it to our marketing pieces.
Imani: Well, I’m happy to double check the clearance on all the video footage if you’d like. Just let me know if there’s anything you need.
Allie: [ Sighs ] Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I don’t completely trust you. And not that I’m angry or upset with how things turned out, but I have been warned about you. And although you were wonderfully nice to me in la, you were also lying.
Diane: I get it. It makes perfect sense to keep your guard up around someone you just met who made your acquaintance under false pretenses. But it can’t hurt to have new friends, right? And I am hoping that someday down the road, you might accept me as one of them.
Phyllis: You’re lovely to check on me. Nothing’s going on, you know? It — it’s — it’ll work itself out.
Summer: I am not buying this phony positivity. I can see that you are upset.
Phyllis: Oh, come on. I’m emotional, summer. You know that about me. Don’t worry about it. It — it’s nothing, really.
Summer: You know, mom, we’re a lot alike. This is reminding me of when i was dealing with all of sally’s scheming. I was desperately trying to keep all of my anxiety inside.
Phyllis: That’s not the same.
Summer: Okay, well, if it’s no big deal, then you should have no problem telling me what’s going on.
Phyllis: Summer! Summer! I said it’s not a big deal. Drop it. Really.
Summer: [ Sighs ] No. Not until you tell me what is going on.
Phyllis: I don’t want to get into this with you.
Phyllis: Summer, something is very wrong. I screwed up.