Young & The Restless Transcript
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Victoria: What have you done now?
Victor: What do you mean what have I done now? I just told you that our troubles with ashland will be over soon, you know. Why do you assume I did something?
Victoria: Because I know you.
Victoria: So tell me, why did ashland pay you a visit?
Victor: The guy’s desperate. He’s all over the place. So he came by and then, you know, wanted to talk about things. That’s it.
Victoria: Well, I can’t imagine that he would seek you out unless he were provoked.
Nikki: Now, darling, you were just saying that you don’t want to talk about ashland anymore, so why don’t you put him right out of your mind?
Victor: I think that’s a wonderful idea. And I want to hear about your trip. I want to hear all about switzerland.
Nikki: Oh, it was fantastic.
Nikki: It’s so green this time of yeah. I know people think of the alps as being cold and snowy.
Nikki: But it was — it was just lush and vibrant. And the hotel — oh, my god, they took such great care of us.
Victor: Oh, yeah? Well, they better.
Nikki: This trip was exactly what we needed.
Victor: Good. Glad to hear that.
Nikki: Victoria. Is anything wrong?
[ Doorbell rings ]
Phyllis: Hello. Are — are you going to invite me in? I was hoping we could get past this.
Jack: This really isn’t a good time.
Phyllis: Okay, well, I think we should talk. I mean, we’ve come so far. And — and I think it would be foolish to let a stupid thing like this cause everything to fall apart. Hi, my name’s steve.
Victoria: Everything is fine. That was mark from accounting.
Nikki: This late?
Victoria: Yes, well, something’s come up with the third-quarter projections.
Nikki: Oh. Is it anything I can help with?
Victoria: No, not at all. I can handle it.
Victor: Sweetheart, why don’t you deal with it tomorrow? You had a long flight. You need some rest.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] You know, I am a bit tired.
Victor: Well, then I suggest you come home to the ranch with us. Stay the night.
Nikki: Well, that’s a fun idea.
Nikki: It would be like an extension of our vacation, and then you don’t have to go back to that empty house.
Victoria: Please, I think i can spend one night in my own home alone. But thank you. I appreciate the offer.
Victor: Well, will you at least come with us to society and have some dinner?
Victoria: Daddy, you’re the one that just told me that i need to rest, so I think I’m gonna do what you told me to do and go home. And I will talk to you both tomorrow.
Victoria: Have a good night.
Nikki: You too.
[ Door closes ] Did you believe any of that?
Victor: Not a damn word.
Jack: You’re right. We should talk.
Phyllis: Okay. Well, we don’t have to stay here.
Jack: No, no, this is fine. No one’s here, and this shouldn’t take too long.
Phyllis: Okay. Okay, well, then I just want to start by saying something that doesn’t come easily to me. Uh…uh…um…I want to apologize to you. I’m sorry.
Jack: What exactly are you apologizing for?
Phyllis: I’ll tell you exactly what I’m apologizing for, okay? Um…not just what I said and did, but the aftermath with diane. All of that. I’m sorry. And, um…it — it… I want to take full responsibility.
Jack: Okay, that’s a step in the right direction.
Phyllis: Yeah, just it’s — it’s very difficult because…
[Sighs] Diane has a — has a permanent space in my head it seems. And I know it’s wrong and it’s just very difficult for me when she came back.
[ Sighs ] I felt threatened by diane.
Jack: That’s absurd.
Phyllis: That’s absurd, i know. It’s absurd and silly, but, um…
[ Sighs ] That hatred goes back a long way. The way I detest her is in my dna.
Jack: You let your issues with diane affect us.
Phyllis: Yes, I did, I did. I know, and that was wrong. It was wrong. And I want to apologize for that. It was immature and wrong. So I am sorry. I rea– I am sorry. And — and — and I realize i pushed you into something that you weren’t ready for, and I’m sorry for that.
[ Sighs ] You know, and when I saw diane, I-I-I just thought, “oh, god, she’s gonna go after jack, and — and I have to get jack before she gets her hooks into him,” and so I apologize. Listen, I-I have, uh…
[ Sighs ] …Done so well, and, um… and I’ve matured and I’m enlightened, and I just feel that — that everything that happened with diane, that just all my progress just went away.
Jack: Yes. And it happened so quickly, so easily. That’s what I can’t get past.
[ Sighs ]
Ashland: [ Sighs ] Yes, this is ashland locke. I’ll be coming downstairs to check out. I just wanted to make sure someone would, you know, actually be there. The service in this hotel has been spotty at best. What? No, I have not enjoyed my time here in genoa city. If you’ve been living with heart disease,
Phyllis: Hey, listen, um… don’t go to extremes like that. I admitted to you that my behavior is reprehensible. I said that. Okay? I apologized for it. But… come on, you can get past this.
Jack: Because I’ve gotten past it so many times in the past? That’s not exactly a selling point. It isn’t just that you went back to your old ways, it was the ease and fluidity with which you transformed from new phyllis into old phyllis in the blink of an eye.
Phyllis: Yes, I realize that I did that. I know. I have a pattern. I get it.
[ Sighs ] I apologized. I can change, I know that. I can change. So I will be a better person for you. And all — all of my lousy habits and lousy behavior, that’s in the past.
Jack: I don’t want you to change. You can show remorse. You’ve done that before. You can plead for another redo. How many times have we done that in the past? I can’t do this. I made it clear months ago, when there was a hint that we might be traveling down a romantic road, that I would almost rather die than be hurt. I meant that.
Phyllis: I mean, it was just one mistake.
Jack: No, it was so much more than that. We have been working for months, carefully, thoughtfully, lovingly, to rebuild trust. Trust in each other, trust in ourselves as a couple. You threw that out to get an edge on diane. You say you want to cha– you can’t change. And I can’t do this. I’m done.
Phyllis: After — after all of this, this is the end, really?
Jack: Yeah, this is the end. Goodbye.
Kyle: And then harrison said, “but that’s not a frog.”
Victor: Thank you. Did she say anything about locke while you were in switzerland?
Nikki: She didn’t talk about him at all. She kept to herself a lot.
Victor: You didn’t press her because you didn’t want to push her away, right?
Nikki: Exactly. When I asked her about him this morning, she shut down the conversation.
Victor: That’s not a good sign.
Nikki: She did tell me before we left on our trip that she still had feelings for him. And I don’t think that’s changed. If anything, I think she’s more conflicted.
Victor: How is it possible that that bastard, that fraud, has a hold on her still?
Ashland: I thought you were still in europe.
Victoria: Well, I — I just returned. I guess not even the best massage in switzerland could get me to relax or give me any peace in my mind. So it’s true.
Ashland: You thought I was bluffing about leaving?
[ Chuckles ] I’m not. I am getting the hell out of this god-forsaken town and never looking back. I’m sure you’re relieved.
Victoria: So you were planning on leaving town without saying goodbye face-to-face. That doesn’t really sound like you.
Ashland: [ Sighs ] Well, as I said, I thought you were out of the country, and no one seemed to know when you’d be back.
Victoria: But why the rush to leave now?
Ashland: I’m sure you’ve noticed — no one wants me here.
Victoria: Never bothered you before. Why now? What happened?
Ashland: I just can’t fight anymore. I’ve lost. The newmans win. With depression, you just feel…blah.
Nikki: So what happened when you saw ashland? I trust your plan is still in motion.
Victor: It is. I convinced kyle and summer to file a restraining order against that bastard. That way, he can no longer be near harrison, you know? Perhaps then he’ll realize there’s nothing else for him to do. He’ll leave town.
Nikki: Hopefully that will work. But I hate using that little boy as a pawn.
Victor: I’m not using him as a pawn at all. Just making sure that ashland locke stays away from him.
Nikki: Yeah, no kidding. Victoria’s not the only one who needs to be protected from ashland. I’m sure he had some choice words for you.
Victor: [ Sighs ] Just bluster now that he’s been exposed as a fraud. The thing that worries me, though, is that victoria may still have feelings for that bastard. That means we have to stop them from crossing paths.
Victoria: What exactly does that mean, “the newmans win”?
Ashland: Well, I don’t think it’s any secret that your family despises me. They want me to disappear from this town and your life.
Victoria: My family has been very out in the open about their hatred for you for quite a while. So what has happened this last week that’s driving you away? ‘Cause the least I heard, you were sticking around as long as harrison was here because you wanted to be close to him.
Ashland: You really don’t know, do you?
Victoria: No, ashland, i don’t know. That’s why I’m asking you.
Ashland: I’m relieved. I didn’t want to believe that you would play any part in something like this. It’s your father, he’s the one behind it.
Victoria: Behind what?
Ashland: [ Sighs ] I’ve been doing my best to stand up to your father and michael baldwin’S…threats and legal bullying. But thanks to them, I can no longer see my son. I… your father convinced summer and kyle to file a restraining order against me. I’m not allowed to be anywhere near him.
Victoria: I can’t — I can’t imagine that they would use a child in that way. Are you sure my father was behind this?
Ashland: [ Sighs ] I’m pretty positive, yeah.
Victoria: 100% positive?
Ashland: Oh, come on, victoria. This kind of maneuver, this has your father’s name written all over it. I have done nothing illegal in regards to my son. Certainly nothing that warrants a restraining order. And yet, a judge signed off on it immediately, with michael baldwin as the attorney. I have no doubt that your father orchestrated this as a final move to get me to leave town, and it worked. He did the impossible. He got me to walk away…from you.
Jack: Hello, everyone. I have a phone call I need to make, if you’ll please excuse me.
Phyllis: Well, you all sounded like you were having so much fun.
Kyle: Did he really go make a call?
Phyllis: I believe so.
Kyle: His phone’s right there.
Summer: Are you alright?
Phyllis: Yeah, I’m doing great. Uh, jack and I were going to go out for, you know, drinks and some dancing, but he had other obligations.
Diane: Is he okay? He looked upset.
Phyllis: He’s fine. Well, I have to go back to the hotel. See you later. If you have advanced non-small cell lung cancer,
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Kyle: I’m going to go check in on my dad. He’s probably looking for this.
Diane: It’s nice the way he takes care of jack like that.
Summer: That’s kyle. But I wonder what happened here?
Diane: What do you mean?
Summer: It seems like there was more going on than a business call. Why did jack run off like that and then my mom moments after?
Diane: How should I know? Neither one of them confides in me.
Kyle: I couldn’t get much out of my dad, other than that he wanted to be alone.
Summer: [ Sighs ] Okay, since no one here’s sure what’s going on, I’m gonna go check on my mom.
Diane: [ Sighs ]
Ashland: I assume you’re here because you want to be reassured that my text was legitimate. It was.
Victoria: I gathered that when I saw the suitcase.
Ashland: I’m grateful you’re here. I didn’t think I was gonna get a chance to say goodbye to you in person.
Victoria: Here I am.
Ashland: Okay. Um… I don’t expect you to believe a word that comes out of my mouth. But I need you to hear this. Victoria, you changed me. You have made me an infinitely better man.
[ Sighs ] And even though I’ve lost you, I will be forever grateful for our happier times together. Besides harrison, you have been the only bright spot in my entire life. My company has brought me money and power and success, but… it hasn’t brought me the happiness that I’ve experienced with you. And our love was real. I think we both know that.
Victoria: Why would I believe you?
Ashland: The trust is you shouldn’T. I lied to you. I betrayed your trust. And I will continue to try to make amends. I will. I’ll try to help people and i will make more contributions to charities like your brother’S. I know it’s not a lot, but…
[ Breathes shakily ] The truth is I would do anything for you. I would give up everything for you. I would walk through fire for you.
Victoria: You already have.
Ashland: [ Chuckles ] Yes, that’s true, I have.
[ Chuckles ] I pulled out of a burning car. I saved your life so that you could be set free…and be happy and fulfilled without me. Your family was right to push me away from you. I hate to say it, but… victoria…you are better off without me.
Victoria: [ Sniffles ]
Ashland: Don’t worry, I’ll be gone soon, and…you won’t have to cry over me ever again.
Victoria: I’m not crying… I’m not crying because I want you to leave. I’m crying because I — I want you to stay. (Asaad) when I was little,
Nikki: Oh, god. I hate to see the two of them together.
Nikki: [ Sighs ] Can we please just ignore her tonight? I am not in the mood. I might have to slap her again.
Victor: You slapped her? Why didn’t you tell me?
Nikki: Oh, do you disapprove?
Victor: No, I wish I’d been there.
Nikki: [ Sighs ] I’ll tell you the whole sordid story in the car.
Victor: Alright. Mm. Hello, kyle.
Nikki: Hi, kyle. How are you?
Diane: [ Sighs ] It’s okay. I’m used to it.
Kyle: Well, I didn’t expect them to be overjoyed seeing us together, but they could at least acknowledge you.
Diane: Oh, the last time i saw nikki, she acknowledged me right across the face.
Diane: Yeah, she slapped me. But I know there is no one within 100-mile radius who would say I didn’t deserve it.
Kyle: Are you kidding me?
Diane: She holds a grudge, with good reason. I have given up trying to change certain people’s minds about me. Phyllis, at the top of the list. That woman will try to find a way to blame me for anything.
Kyle: I’m sorry. I know staying in town must be hard. And there will probably be more battles on the horizon.
Diane: Do you not want me to stay?
Summer: You’re just pretending to work, aren’t you?
Phyllis: I’m going over invoices.
Summer: Couldn’t have waited until tomorrow?
Phyllis: I run a business, summer.
Summer: Mom, I know that something is going on between you and jack. You can tell me about it or not, but just know that I’m here if you want to talk.
Phyllis: Okay. That woman is pure, unadulterated evil.
Phyllis: Diane. Yes, diane. That woman is poison. She kills everything she touches. You need to convince your husband that she will shatter his heart in a million different pieces. She needs to get out of here.
Summer: I can’t do that without knowing more facts.
Phyllis: No, you don’t need to know facts. I am your mother, and I am telling you. She needs to pack her bags and she needs to go back to la.
Summer: Then tell me what she’s done.
Phyllis: That woman will ruin lives forever. Do you understand?
Summer: [ Sighs ] Mom. Mom! Wh–
Traci: Good evening, jack.
Traci: What’s wrong?
Jack: Well, just because I’m not whistling a happy tune when you walk in, you think something’s wrong? I’m sorry. No judgment?
Traci: From me? Never. You know that.
Jack: Yeah, I do know that.
Traci: Jack, I’m here. Talk to me.
Jack: It’s phyllis.
Traci: I assumed that much.
Jack: I thought I was being so careful. And we were on the verge of something wonderful. We’d been doing this long, slow, romantic dance for months now. It was all there — the attraction, the connection, the history, good and bad, guiding us. There was anticipation and thrill every time we got together, and…and it shaped my days. And just when it was almost perfect…she broke it. She ruined it all.
Traci: Oh, no, no, no, I’m sorry. I am so, so, truly sorry.
Jack: No, you know, it’s not like I haven’t been here before. I shouldn’t hold out hope that phyllis is gonna finally focus on us — just us. No, there’s — there’s this pull to wreak havoc, to embrace vengeance, to welcome chaos. It’s more important than we are. It’s just part of who she is. And how many times have i learned that?
Traci: So you’re saying it’s over? It’s really over?
Jack: Oh, yeah, it’s over before it even began. I knew I was taking a chance, but I-I… I’d given in to it. And now the part of me that feared the worst turns out to have been right. I cannot believe I am here again. Yeah, yeah, it’S… it’s over…for good.
Jack: [ Sighs ]
Victoria: [ Sighs ]
Ashland: I wanted to believe that you still had these feelings for me, but I had given up hope. I didn’t think you could get past my lies.
Victoria: I don’t want to have these feelings for you. That’s why I went to europe. I wanted to push them aside. I didn’t want to act on this — this pull that I feel to you. And I — I can’t make any sense of these feelings whatsoever. I came here tonight to say goodbye to you once and for all. And you saying goodbye to me… something inside of me, i just — I can’t bear it.
Ashland: I know exactly what you’re feeling.
Victoria: I’ve had a lot of time to think about what you’ve done, good and bad, and I have taken stock of our entire relationship, and I couldn’t have misjudged that much. It can’t all be a lie.
Ashland: It wasn’T.
Victoria: The love that we had, our wedding vows, every intimate moment that we shared, every intimate touch… those had to be real.
Ashland: They were.
Victoria: I believe you. Against my better judgment, i do, I believe you, and, yes, you may have started this relationship with some ugly ulterior motive, but I think that our love has changed you. And as much as I have tried, i can’t erase this love that i have. It’s just too powerful.
[ Sighs ] And I am never, ever gonna run away from it again.
Ashland: [ Sighs ] Before treating your chronic migraine-
Kyle: It’s not that I don’t want you to stay, I just know it comes at a cost, and I wanted to recognize that.
Diane: Thank you, but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to be part of your life.
Kyle: We have a long way to go emotionally, but I feel like we’re on the right track.
Diane: I agree.
Kyle: As long as you don’t do something that makes me doubt your sincerity.
Diane: Kyle, that is not going to happen.
Diane: Hi, summer.
Summer: Kyle, can I talk to you alone?
Diane: You know, it’s — it’s late, so I’m going to leave you to it. Uh, I’ll call you tomorrow? Good night.
Kyle: What went down with phyllis?
Summer: Um…I think that she’s headed for a breakdown or a blow-up or something. Because of diane.
Kyle: Really? Why?
Summer: I’m not sure. I don’t have any details. All I know is that my mom is a powder keg, your mom is the match, and we need to find a way to avoid an explosion.
Kyle: And you really think it’s that bad.
Summer: Yes. And please don’t defend diane to me again.
Kyle: No, I know phyllis’ hate for her runs deep and their mistrust and dislike for each other goes a long way back. It’s hard to let go of.
Summer: It is. But…I think I might have a way to diffuse my mom for a while.
Jack: You know what? I should be relieved. You know, with everything we’ve been through over the years, i knew the odds were against us. I… I guess I’m lucky that it never went any farther. I’ll tell you this — I will never be in that position again.
Traci: [ Scoffs ] Jack, come on. You don’t have to put on any kind of show for me. I know you, jack. You’re a romantic who loves with his whole heart. And I know how much it hurts when that love goes wrong. So tomorrow you can put your positive spin on everything, but for tonight, jack, it’s okay if you just want to feel bad. I’m here for you, whatever you need.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Phyllis: [ Gasps ] Daniel. Baby! How are you? Oh, I miss you. I miss you so much. Yeah, you should call your mother more often.
[ Sighs ]
Ashland: I want so much for this to be true…for us to have the reunion I’ve dreamed of.
Victoria: You know it’s not gonna be easy.
Ashland: No, it’s not.
[ Chuckles ] The whole town is against us. I’m not sure how it’s ever gonna work out.
[ Chuckles ]
Victoria: By doing things differently. I promise you, we’ll find a way.
Ashland: I’m sorry, i misunderstood.
Victoria: No, it’s okay. Just — just let me finish. By doing things differently, i mean I think we should take things slowly.
Victoria: I want to be sure that we’re doing things for the right reason this time.
Ashland: We love each other. I can’t think of a better reason.
Victoria: I just don’t want to make the same mistakes. I can’t do that again. I’m gonna need some time so that we can build the trust between us. I want to create a healthy relationship with you, one that’s stable. I think, truly, that’s the only way that we’re ever gonna be able to heal. Assuming, of course, that you’re willing to wait.
Ashland: I am. Take all the time you want. I want you to be confident in what we have. And you are definitely worth waiting for.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] I was hoping that you would say that. ‘Cause I don’t want to lose you ever again.