Y&R Transcript Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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[ Footsteps approaching ]

Devon: Oh, chancellor-winters.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Definitely has a ring to it, doesn’t it?

Devon: Well, I actually thought that “winter-chancellor” would have sounded a little better. It’s got a better ring to it. We can still change the name if you want.

Lily: Relax, alright? Amanda, do something with this man, please.

Amanda: I would love to.

Devon: Mmm.

[ Laughter ]

Amanda: But a huge congratulations to both of our fearless ceos and to everyone else who helped us get to this point.

Nate: All the planning and meetings have paid off.

Lily: I know. When we’re working long hours, a few weeks from now, overdosing on caffeine, let’s remember this moment — right? — And how much we love and trust and support each other, ’cause that’ll get us through anything.

Devon: Yes.

Lily: So, to my family.

Nate: Hear, hear.

Lily: Which is what we all are now.

Devon: That’s right.

Lily: Cheers.

Devon: Cheers.

Amanda: Cheers.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Abby: Wow! Ladies, you look incredible.

Lily: Thank you.

Abby: And, men, you look as handsome as ever. How excited are you about tonight?

Devon: We couldn’t be more excited for tonight.

Nate: Life is good, other than the fact that elena got called into the hospital.

Abby: Oh, no, that’s too bad.

Imani: I would have refused to miss something this important.

Nate: That’s not the way it works when you’re a doctor.

Amanda: Yeah, it’s not the way that it works. But, anyway, I really hope that you get a chance to enjoy your night, too, abby.

Abby: Are you kidding me? I love this stuff. All of the moving pieces, the details — a million things that could go wrong, but it will not, because I am on top of it. I will not let you down. You couldn’t let us down. It was amazing for you to step up and coordinate last-minute like this.

Abby: Well, it was my pleasure. Your newly merged companies happen to be run by my favorite people in the whole entire world, and I promise tonight will be flawless, just like you deserve. I have eyes on everything, so i personally guarantee that this event will be front-page news for all of the right reasons.

Devon: Yes.

Abby: Now, I’m gonna check in with the staff before your guests arrive.

Lily: Thank you, abby.

Devon: Thanks, abby.

Amanda: Thank you.

Devon: So, hey, where’s your coo?

Billy: Oh, she has arrived.

Jill: [ Laughs ]

Devon: Hey!

Billy: Let the party begin.

Devon: So good to see you!

Jill: So thrilled to be here. What a momentous occasion.

Devon: Aww.

Jill: [ Sighs ] I got to tell you guys, i wouldn’t miss this night for anything in the world!

[ Laughter ]

Devon: Mmm. [ Chuckles ]

Jill: So good to see you.

Devon: Good to see you, too.

Jill: [ Chuckles ] Look at you. Now, I realize that everybody here is very excited about tonight, okay? But I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you what’s been in my heart ever since lily broached the topic of this merger. What a bold and savvy business move.

[ Light laughter ] Oh, my lord. And I’m sure it’s gonna be very financially advantageous to all of us. Okay?

Imani: Hear, hear, mm-hmm.

Jill: And I love a high profit margin, and I love creating a powerful, new company, but [Sighs] It means so much more because it’s family.

Devon: Amen. And for neil’s children to be coming together like this, your bond is so much bigger than business. And if everybody puts their heart and soul into their work like this, that, my friends, is when you become truly unstoppable. I am so proud of you. Proud of all of you. And I can’t wait to see what the future holds for chancellor-winters. To beautiful beginnings.

Nate: Yes. To chancellor-winters.

Imani: To a promising future.

Amanda: To new challenges.

Billy: And enjoying the journey.

Lily: Yes. Cheers.

Amanda: Cheers.

Imani: Cheers.

Lily: Well, if I may say something [Chuckles] Before everyone in the press arrives, thank you, jill, for that. That’s beautiful. Um, today is really the culmination of something very special for me. And it started when devon created the business with our dad, and then jill entrusted chancellor to billy and me. And, nate, our debonair cousin,

[Laughs] You made this huge career change to join us, and I’m so happy you had the support of elena. And, amanda and imani, my gosh, you guys found each other as sisters, and now you’re colleagues, and you’re joining us on this amazing journey. And we really wouldn’t be here without each and every one of you. I know that our love and support and trust and generosity with each other will definitely take us to new heights. And you know, we’re part of each other’s history and intrinsic to each other’s futures. So I hope that we will lift each other up through challenges and celebrate each other’s successes, and handle business in a way that makes our parents and our children proud. Right?

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Devon: Absolutely.

Lily: So, uh, let’s give the next generation something to live up to.

Devon: Yes. Hey, let’s get this party started, everybody.

Lily: Chancellor-winters! Cheers.

Devon: Cheers. More protection,

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Abby: [ Sighs ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Chance: Well, hey, there, beautiful.

Abby: Oh.

Chance: Mmm.

Abby: Hi, yourself, handsome.

Chance: Well, looks like things are off to a smooth start, yeah?

Abby: So far, so good. The music’s all set, the champagne is chilling.

Chance: You just got it all under control.

Abby: Mm-hmm, which means that we are on track for that date night that you owe me.

Chance: Ooh, that’s funny. I thought you owed me.

Abby: You know, I am a big fan of compromise.

Chance: I’ve always been a big fan of yours.

Abby: Done, because that date night starts right now.

Chance: Mmm.

Imani: [ Sighs ]

Imani: Giancarlo.

[ Chuckles ]

Giancarlo: Wow. You look fantastic. I hope I’m not late.

Imani: Oh, no, you’re right on time. I’ve been looking forward to getting to know you better, and this is the perfect opportunity.

Giancarlo: You know, I wasn’t sure if you’d agree to join me.

Imani: I’m full of surprises. You got to be fearless, giancarlo. You miss all the shots you don’t take.

[ Sighs ]

Giancarlo: Hmm.

[ Footsteps departing ]

Jack: I got to say, I have never seen the grand phoenix look more opulent.

Lily: I know. I mean, we figured if we were gonna go big, might as well be tonight. Right? [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Well, you made this all happen. How do you feel?

Lily: I feel great. When I think about where I was a few years ago, compared to now, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

[ Chuckles ]

Devon: Jack.

Jack: Hey. I was just congratulating lily, saying I wished you all nothing but the best.

Devon: Thank you very much. We appreciate that.

Jack: This is a very exciting time.

Devon: It really is. Really is. Do you have a second?

Lily: Uh, what’s going on?

Devon: A photographer would like a minute with us.

Lily: Uh…

Jack: This is what the party is about. Go, go, enjoy.

Lily: Okay. [ Chuckles ] We’ll catch up later.

Jack: I’ll look forward to it.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: Hey. Thanks for coming. It means a lot.

Jack: Where else would I be?

Billy: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe with phyllis. But, then again, she left town quite abruptly. Is everything okay?

Jack: From what I hear, she’s spending time with daniel and his family.

Billy: From what you hear? She didn’t tell you she was leaving?

Jack: We are both adults. We don’t need to get lost in the minutiae of each other’s daily lives. I heard from summer.

Billy: Hmm. Well, maybe it would be nice if you got lost in the minutiae every once in a while.

Jack: I’m getting relationship advice from you? Go ahead, I need a good laugh.

Billy: Hey, this quick wit has gotten me through a lot lately.

Jack: Has it gotten you through the latest complication with locke? I’m sure you’re as thrilled as kyle and I are that he’s staying in town.

Billy: Yeah.

Jack: Have you and victoria discussed the possible repercussions?

Billy: We have. I’m sure you remember, I’ve always wanted her to break free from the family and go live the life that she’s always wanted.

Jack: Of course.

Billy: Well, she’s doing that. She’s leaving it all behind — victor, her family, newman enterprises, all of it. And she’s going back to locke.

Jack: Wait. Are you serious? After everything that man put her through?

Billy: She has made up her mind. She says she’s in love, and she’s leaving town with him for good.

Nikki: Now, remember, we’re here to celebrate chancellor-winters. That’s our only focus.

Victor: I’ll be the perfect guest, okay? But I need to get ahold of adam before the evening is out.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Victor, can’t that wait?

Victor: No, it can’t, sweetheart. He’s about to become the new ceo of newman enterprises.

Jill: Well, well, well.

Nikki: Ooh, there you are. Congratulations.

Lily: Hello!

Devon: Mrs. Newman. Mwah.

Victor: Devon.

Devon: Mr. Newman, how are you?

Lily: Thank you so much for being here.

Jill: I was wondering if i would see the two of you tonight.

Victor: Well, I always inspect the competition, you know, especially if it’s run by two people close to my heart.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: Aww.

Victor: Been thinking a lot about your dad. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Devon: No, definitely not.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Now you’re about to embark upon the enormous venture. You know?

Devon: Yeah.

Victor: And, uh, it fills my heart with pride. And I’m sure that neil and katherine are up there, looking down on you and wondering if you’re either brave or crazy.

[ Laughter ]

Devon: Well…

Victor: Or both?

Devon: Right.

Lily: Yeah, maybe.

Victor: It takes both, you know…

Devon: Yeah.

Victor: …To captain a ship of this enormous size, chancellor-winters, but you’ll do well.

Devon: Thank you.

Lily: Thank you, victor.

Nikki: We’re here to celebrate your growing empire and that you’re doing it as a family.

Devon: Yes.

Victor: And don’t forget, whatever failures or whatever successes you encounter, the bond between the two of you is the most important. Cherish it. Don’t ever let go of it, okay?

Devon: We’ll never let go.

[ Laughter ]

Devon: So, that’s pretty much how we came together and started this new venture.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Jill: You know, chance, if you wanted to join the family company, I’m sure that devon and lily could find a beautiful role for you to play.

Chance: Well, I am more than happy with being back at the gcpd, but, hey, maybe dominic can work here when he gets home.

Jill: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Although he does have newman-abbott ties, so he’s gonna have some options.

Jill: [ Chuckles ] How is my favorite little man? He was taking a nap when i arrived at the house. I want to spend some quality time with him while I’m in town.

Abby: It is important, spending time with the people you love, isn’t it?

Chance: Mmm, sure is.

Jill: Boy, you two are clearly mad for each other. And you, my boy, are glowing. This is very nice to see.

Chance: I’m feeling — I’m feeling good. I have my amazing wife to thank for that.

Abby: Mmm.

[ Cellphone vibrates ]

Chance: Hmm. I better take this.

Abby: Oh.

Chance: Hold on. Yeah?

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Hot damn. I have been waiting to hear that. Yeah, yeah, give me a few minutes. I’ll get back to you. They got another break in one of rey’s cases.

Jill: Oh.

Abby: Oh, um, does that mean that you have to leave?

Chance: Uh, I know how important tonight is for everyone.

Abby: You know what? And we know how important your job is to you, so go. See this through.

Jill: She’s absolutely right, darling. We can catch up later. I’ll tell everybody where you went, and I’m sure they’ll understand that protecting our fair city takes precedence over anything else.

Chance: Are you sure?

Abby: Yeah.

Chance: Alright, thank you. I owe you.

Abby: Mmm. I will add it to your tab. Do you think you’ll be back before the party is over?

Chance: I will try, i promise. I love you.

Abby: I love you. Be careful.

Jill: I love you, chance. Mm. Oh, will you look at that. There is a ceo over there that used to be a rival of chancellor. I think I’ll just kinda float over there and say hello and remind him what a powerful company chancellor-winters is gonna be.

Abby: Well, have fun.

Jill: Thank you. I will.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Jack: Hey, you.

Abby: Uncle jack, hi.

Jack: I just chance leave. Everything okay?

Abby: Uh, he’s taken on more than his normal caseload recently.

Jack: Is there some crime wave I should know something about?

Abby: No, no, nothing like that. Rey was working on some cases before he died.

Jack: And chance is closing them. Wow. Noble work.

Abby: Yeah, it’s a tribute to rey. But I hope he closes these cases quickly, because I do miss having him around the house.

Jack: Well, you are two very busy people.

Abby: Tonight, I will not have time to miss anyone, because I am filling in for phyllis.

Jack: What?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Jack: W-wait, how could that come to be?

Abby: She reached out to me before she left. And I know it’s pretty crazy, considering there was a time that she would do anything — anything — to keep the control of the hotel out of my hands.

Jack: It’s just not like her to leave devon and lily in the lurch like that.

Abby: Excuse me. They are in very good hands. Very well taken care of.

Jack: You are an expert at making important evenings go well.

Abby: Yeah. And besides, who else has a vested interest in upstaging phyllis and making sure that devon and lily have the best event ever.

Jack: I’m sorry I said anything. You are the perfect choice.

Abby: Although I do have to be honest, phyllis and her whole team and then everyone at chancellor-winters, they did a great job planning this party. It practically runs itself.

[ Sighs ]

Jack: 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 change. You can’t change. And I can’t do this! I’m done!

Phyllis: What, after all of this, this is the end? Really?

Jack: This is the end. Goodbye.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Nate: Alright, guys.

Reporter: Mr. Hastings, could I speak to you for a moment?

Nate: Yeah.

Reporter: Okay, I’d love to get some clarification on something.

Nate: Okay.

Reporter: So, this leap that you made from medicine into business, talk to me about that.

Nate: Well, there was an accident that made it impossible for me to continue to perform surgery, so I pivoted into the administrative side of medicine.

Reporter: Hmm.

[ Elevator motor whirring ]

Phyllis: Oh, devon, I have your hardware here. It’s beautiful. I love the design of this. I was gonna bring it up to your room.

Elena: Devon! No! What are you doing?!

Phyllis: [ Gasps ]

Nate: [ Sighs ]

Reporter: Before the accident, had you ever contemplated going into business?

Nate: Never in a million years.

[ Chuckles ] That accident changed everything.

Reporter: Hmm. There are times, I wonder…

Nate: My career trajectory is an illustration of the old adage, “when one door closes, a better one opens.” Uh, I thought I was destined to be a surgeon, but when lily offered me a chance to join her at chancellor-winters, I thought it was time to take my life in a completely new direction.

Reporter: No regrets?

Nate: Lily and devon had enough faith in me to think I’d bring a fresh and interesting perspective to the table. I’m nothing but grateful. I can’t describe what it’s like to be able to work with family, operating on an even playing field where everyone’s opinion is equal and matters.

Reporter: Mm.

Amanda: [ Chuckles ] Well, you two look like you’re having a good time.

Imani: But not too good. I know how this company frowns on excitement.

Giancarlo: Oh, really?

Imani: Mm-hmm.

Amanda: She’s kidding, she’s kidding. Tonight is an important night, but you can have some fun, get to know each other.

Imani: That’s what we’re doing.

Amanda: Great.

Imani: Yeah, we’ve been playing some games to break the ice. Right now, it’s “truth or dare.”

Giancarlo: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: I’m just kidding. No, giancarlo and I are having a perfectly pleasant pg time.

Giancarlo: It’s a tremendous evening for the company.

Amanda: Well, it is wonderful that you decided to come together, and I am very, very happy that you are here.

Victor: Where the hell is adam?

Nikki: He probably thinks it’s just another gala, so he’s dragging his feet. Or he’s dreaming up some new project to impress you with.

Cellphone voice: At the launch party. Important for you to be here.

Victor: “Something came up. Will be here soon.”

Nikki: Ohh. Well, I think he’d move a little faster if he knew he was on the brink of getting everything he’s ever wanted.

Victor: Yeah.

Jack: Nikki, you are looking especially lovely.

Nikki: Oh, well, thank you, jack.

Victor: Stop flirting with my wife.

Nikki: Oh.

Jack: She is looking especially lovely. You know, I was just reflecting how nice it is that while we are here to celebrate genoa city’s newest corporation, some of us know about the giants on whose shoulders this was all built.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: Katherine.

Jack: And neil.

Victor: They would be very happy.

Jack: Yes, they would. This is quite a party.

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: And judging by all the press that’s around here, i have a feeling this launch will be the headline in all the business sites.

Jack: To be honest, I’m a little surprised to see you here.

Victor: Why? You don’t think that we can handle the competition? Think again.

Jack: Oh, no, not at all. I just thought the two of you might be engaged in matters more personal. Billy shared with me that victoria left town with locke. I wanted him out of here, but not that way.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Nikki: We’re still stunned by her decision.

Victor: Let us just hope and pray that our daughter, sooner rather than later, will realize that she made an epic mistake. Talking about mistakes, I hope you and kyle don’t entertain the thought of keeping diane jenkins around.

Jack: I have nothing to do with this. Kyle decided he wanted his mother to stay in town a bit longer.

Nikki: Oh! Offering a woman like that a second chance? That’s like giving a cobra a second chance to strike.

Victor: Hmm.

Nikki: Let me tell you something. The longer she feels there is a prayer for forgiveness, the more emboldened she will feel.

Jack: Diane is kyle’s mother, nikki.

Nikki: Well, kyle may be blinded by love or a misguided sense of obligation, but the rest of us are not. We know exactly what she’s capable of. But she can’t keep that up for long. The minute she drops that innocent façade, look out. Excuse me. This is a private party. You’d better turn around and go back out that door. Now. From the very first touch.

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Diane: I am completely mortified. I had no idea there was a private party here tonight.

Nikki: Spare me. The publicity, the posters, the sign at the front door of the hotel? It is impossible to not know.

Jack: I’ll take it from here.

Nikki: I’m gonna make sure that you don’t ruin it. Jack, I’ve got this.

Jack: No, we don’t want to make a scene.

Nikki: Fine. Maybe you can get through to her.

Diane: Thank you for rescuing me.

Jack: I did it for devon and lilly, and you better get out of here in the next 30 seconds, or she’s gonna come back and drag you out of here.

Diane: Jack, I’m telling you, okay, I knew there was a launch tonight, but I didn’t pay attention to any of the details.

Jack: So, what are you doing here?

Diane: Well, I figured, with phyllis out of town, it would be the perfect time to use the spa.

Jack: You are a guest at the athletic club, where they have state-of-the-art facilities.

Diane: Um, but they’re missing one thing — astrid from oslo. She is a miracle worker, and the sauna with the sizzle of the steam and the heat, it is just so much better than that newfangled infrared business.

Jack: You’re dressed awfully nicely for a visit to the spa.

Diane: Well, thank you. I was going to have dinner after, at society. You could join me. I would love to talk to you about how things are going with kyle.

Jack: I don’t think so.

Diane: Alright, maybe some other night.

Billy: Diane.

Diane: Uh.

Billy: Did not expect to see you here.

Diane: I am an accidental crasher, and I am not here to cause any problem, so you don’t have to threaten to kick me out in front of everybody.

Billy: Oh, that’s not what i was gonna say. Not at all, actually.

Abby: Um, take care. Hey.

Lily: Hello.

Abby: Is everything running smoothly?

Lily: Yes, everything is perfect because of you.

Abby: Oh, nice. Well, doing this for you and devon, it just feels right.

Lily: It really does. It’s nice to have a friend involved. And who better than jill’s granddaughter-in-law to oversee a party celebrating chancellor’s merger?

Abby: Yeah, I just wish that chance hadn’t been called away on a case.

Lily: Do you ever wish that he’d joined the family business instead of the police force?

Abby: No. No way. Chance loves to fight for justice and help people. And he never had any interest in chancellor. He was born to do exactly what he’s doing.

[ Chuckles ]

Chance: How soon can we get a judge to sign off on the search warrant?

Cop: Depends if he’s willing to work late tonight.

Chance: [ Sighs ] If we can get that evidence, which we have every right to believe is in that house, we can go ahead and arrest that son of a bitch, get him off the streets.

Cop: It’s a damn shame rosales isn’t here. But good on you for closing this case. Be proud of you.

Chance: Yeah. First, he’d give me all kinds of hell, right? Tell me how he could have done it better. Then, and only then, would he pull us aside and tell us, “damn good job.”

Cop: Us?

Chance: Yeah. I ask captain to put you on this with me. Rey — he trusted you. So do I.

[ Cellphone buzzes ] Ah, here we go. Tell me we got the warrant. Well, alright. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Hell, yeah. We’re ready to move. Alright. Let’s roll. My name is trisha.

Diane: If you’re not here to throw me out of your party, I cannot imagine what you want to say.

Billy: I still believe that you deserve a second chance, which is why I wish I could ask you to stay.

Diane: But it’d be too much, too soon?

Billy: Big night for us. We got a lot riding on it.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Billy: Even if you grew a halo and sprouted wings…

Diane: My very presence could cause drama. I understand, billy. I’m leaving anyway.

Nikki: Oh, my god, haven’t they made it clear enough to you that you’re not wanted here? Do we need to call security and have you escorted?

Billy: That will not be necessary, nikki.

Diane: I have no intention of staying, especially when I have an appointment at the spa. Good night.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] No good can come from that situation. I mean, I feel bad for kyle. But one way or another, that woman’s got to go.

Victor: Diane jenkins… you’re making a fool of yourself. Do you honestly think anyone around here has forgotten what you did?

Diane: Well, that’s only fair because I haven’t forgotten what was done to me, either.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Diane: But forgiveness doesn’t require forgetting.

Victor: Hmm.

Diane: Only compassion.

Victor: Hmm.

Diane: Have a nice night, victor.

Victor: Was I really ever married to her?

Diane: Do I need to remind you, we were married once? Happily. And I’ll never forget the connection I had with your family, and in times like these, families pull together.

Victor: This family has done extremely well without you. Okay?

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Victor: How long do you plan to stay here?

Diane: Just a little while. As I said, I heard about what happened, and I wanted to express my condolences in person.

Victor: Really?

Diane: Hmm. You know, I’m not really a bad person, victor. And I don’t believe in carrying grudges.

Victor: You’re the last person that I expected or wanted to see. However, I do agree with you, holding grudges is not healthy.

Diane: Well, then… there might be hope for us yet. Oh, boy.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

[ Glass touches table ]

Jack: I can only do what i can do. Nikki, diane’s gone.

Nikki: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Let’s change the subject. Let’s get back to the reason that we’re here. Speaking of which, I have to go talk to jill. Take care, okay?

Nikki: Yes.

Jack: I’ll be back.

Nikki: Yes, yes, of course.

Billy: Well, that could have went worse.

Nikki: Um… I understand you’re aware of victoria’s plans to leave with ashland.

Billy: Yeah. I’m aware. And it’s killing me thinking that she’s going to tie herself to that man.

[ Sighs ]

Nikki: Then convince her to stay.

Billy: Believe me, nikki, I tried. I tried everything I could, and I failed.

Lily: Hello.

Billy: Hey.

Lily: Hi, nikki.

Nikki: Hi.

Lily: Are you having a good time?

Nikki: Oh, yes, I am. I’m so thrilled for you.

Lily: Thank you. Uh, would you mind if I stole my coo for a moment?

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: No, not at all.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: Have a good night.

Woman: Yeah.

Devon: Alright. Hey, hey.

Nate: Hey.

Devon: How you doing?

Nate: Just, uh, thinking about that speech.

Devon: Yeah? Well, don’t worry too much about it. You’ll be fine.

Nate: Alright.

Devon: Alright?

Nate: [ Sighing ] Hmm. Abby?

Abby: Well, look at you. After all of these years of knowing you as

dr. Nate hastings, this whole coo thing is gonna take some getting used to.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Here’s a visual reminder. Dr. Nate wore a white coat. Executive nate, business attire.

Abby: Okay, so, the clothes make the man, huh?

Nate: [ Chuckles ] You, of all people, understand the importance of fashion.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] But, seriously, I thought being a doctor was your calling.

Nate: Hmm.

Abby: I was talking about this with lily earlier that law enforcement is at the core of who chance is. And I thought medicine was the same for you.

Nate: Uh, it used to be, when I was a surgeon, but

[Inhales deeply] When I lost that, it changed everything.

Abby: I’m sorry, I didn’t realize.

Nate: No, no, no, no, it’s okay, it’s okay. It’s the last thing I want to be dwelling on tonight. It’s just, uh, being here at another big winters family event brought back some memories.

Abby: Oh, that’s right. This is where it all happened.

Nate: But if I’m in a bit of a mood, it’s because I got to give a speech. And, uh, you know, giving speeches is one of the biggest fears out there.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I’m just a little nervous my speech won’t measure up to lily and devon’S.

Abby: I cannot imagine you being less than amazing at anything.

Nate: Well, thank you for that vote of confidence.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: If, uh — if elena was here, I would have gotten her full pep talk, but since she’s not, I appreciate you listening.

Abby: Well, I am a mediocre substitute, at best.

Nate: Don’t be so modest. You know what? You might be the perfect person to ask about something that’s been on my mind. I know you used to work for newman.

Abby: Oh, man. Yeah. Don’t remind me. I definitely have found my bliss in the hospitality biz.

Nate: But you have business experience. And our current plans for tonight’s speeches are to give a vague outline of what chancellor-winters has planned. But… won’t that leave the public confused? I mean, wondering what we’re hiding? Uh, shouldn’t we get into more specifics, is what I’m saying? What do you think?

Abby: Well, I mean, I think it’s something that you should talk about with devon and lily.

Nate: I’ve already discussed it with them, and devon is adamant that we stick to the broad overview.

Abby: Okay, well, there’s your answer.

Nate: But this merger is just thrusting us into the spotlight, and I don’t think it’s time to play it safe.

Abby: Look, nate, I get why it bugs you. But I really do think you should follow devon’s lead on this. He’s been doing it for a long time. He knows what works.

Nate: I suppose. Better skin from your body wash?

Billy: You know, if, uh, this is what happens when the ceo asks the coo for a business meeting, we’re gonna have to warn our partners.

Lily: Well, making time for you is very important business.

Billy: You know how proud I am of you.

Lily: Aww. It was a group effort.

Billy: Well, not necessarily. This is your vision. All of this, you made happen. And I am 100% convinced there is nothing that you can’t accomplish.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: [ Clears throat ]

Billy: Yeah.

Devon: Sorry to break this up, guys.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: The publicist wants to go over our speeches.

Lily: Uh…

Billy: Go, go. Go be great.

Lily: Okay, um, nate’s gonna say something. Do you want to say a few words?

Billy: No, no, you are the one from chancellor that people want to hear from, so this is all you. Go shine.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Giancarlo: Hey.

Billy: Oh, hey. Giancarlo, how are you? Listen, I am glad I ran into you. I want to thank you. The marketing team absolutely killed it tonight. This is really — really, really good stuff. I appreciate it.

Giancarlo: Your podcast division has been kicking butt.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Giancarlo: The numbers for “the grinning soul” look especially good.

Billy: Yeah? Well, hey, who knows who that guy is, but I’m glad to hear that. Have a good night.

Lily: Okay, quick, how do I look?

Devon: You look like a woman who’s ready to take over the world.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Okay, I’m gonna check in the mirror anyway.

Devon: I’ll catch up to you in a bit.

Lily: Okay.

Devon: [ Sighs ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Imani: Nate. Aw, that frown can only mean one thing. You need more imani.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: Is that so?

Imani: Oh, I am in my element. I love everything about tonight.

Nate: Me too. Oh, so, what’s the deal with you and your date?

Imani: Uh…

Nate: Office romance?

Imani: I haven’t decided if he’s worthy of me yet.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

Imani: So, are you ready for your big speech?

Nate: Ready as I’ll ever be.

Imani: I’m not sure that’s true.

Nate: Meaning?

Imani: Well, I’ve been thinking about everything we talked about earlier, when you said you thought we were missing out on an opportunity.

Nate: My gut’s still telling me that.

Imani: Then you should listen to it. If you can’t trust your instincts, then what can you trust? You should go ahead and paint that picture you want to paint.

Nate: Really? Even though our fearless leaders disagree?

Imani: [ Sighs ] Tonight was never supposed to be a big tease. People want to hear everything that chancellor-winters has to offer, so you should dazzle the crowd.

Nate: You honestly think that’s a good idea?

Imani: One shot — that is all you get. Show them who we are. Hit ’em with everything you’ve got.

Nate: You know what? You’re right? To hell with holding back. I’m going with my gut.

Imani: That is the most exciting thing I’ve heard all night. I can’t wait to see you make your mark.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: [ Inhales deeply ] [ Sighs ]

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