Y&R Transcript Monday, July 4, 2022

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Phyllis: Yeah, yeah, i realize it’s a holiday weekend. I realize that. So let’s look at this as — i don’t know — a challenge as opposed to a setback. So, this is what you need to do. You need to e-mail our regular spa clients, and you need to tell them about our state-of-the-art equipment, alright? I spent a lot of money on this stuff, and if we don’t get people in there, well, you’re not gonna have much of a staff left. Exactly. Inspirational. I like that. That was inspirational. I got to get back to you. Hey, diane. You need a bell around your neck.

[ Clears throat ] What can I help you with?

Diane: Well, I’m so glad you asked. In light of our recent truce, i thought it’d be wonderful if i could go back to having full access of your top-of-the-line gym and spa.

Phyllis: Why? I hear that the athletic club has more than adequate equipment for, you know, the average guest.

Diane: [ Sighs ] We can be honest with each other, can’t we, now that we’re family? Your equipment is a cut above, and astrid’s massages have made a new woman out of me.

Phyllis: Um… I can’t help you. I’m really sorry. We have an agreement with the athletic club that they don’t poach our clients, we don’t poach theirs. Besides, we are all booked up.

Diane: Oh. Huh. Funny you should say that because I could have sworn i just heard you complaining that you were desperate for customers.

Phyllis: I was not saying that, that I was a desperate for customers. I just — you misunderstood. Diane, we have the right to refuse service to anyone.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] You don’t have any grounds to do that where I’m concerned. I’m wearing shoes, I’m not drunk, and I’m certainly not being disruptive.

Phyllis: Um, you were escorted off the premises before.

Diane: Oh, but, phyllis, that was back when we were bitter rivals. If that ban still holds, then that means our truce isn’t really real. I would hate to think our détente was just on paper, and i know other people would be disappointed, too.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness. Listen to you. Are you threatening me right now? Are you gonna tattle on me if i don’t give you an appointment at my hotel? Wow.

Summer: Hi, guys.

Diane: Hi, summer.

Phyllis: Hey, supergirl

Summer: Hi. What’s going on here with you two peace-makers?

Diane: Oh, I was thinking because your mother has been so generous to declare a truce that I would spend my self-care money here. So, I was just telling phyllis what a fabulous job she’s done creating such a restorative oasis.

Summer: What a nice gesture. Isn’t it, mom?

Phyllis: It’s lovely. Well, the grand phoenix welcomes you with open arms.

Allie: Jack, you have a few minutes?

Jack: Sure. Anytime for you. What’s up?

Allie: Hey, so, I have been thinking about that internship offer.

Jack: And?

Allie: And I would be very interested in the position. That is, if it’s still available.

Jack: It certainly is. And I am thrilled to hear this. I will call hr right now and get your paperwork started and… I’m delighted, and ashley will be, too.

Allie: Great. Well, I can’t wait to start. I do — [ Sighs ] Jack, I do have one condition, though.

Jack: A new intern with demands.

Allie: No. It’s not that. You and the rest of the family have been so kind and so welcoming, and I appreciate that. But I can’t help but wonder if some people might think I have ulterior motives, you know, that I came here looking for a handout or to take advantage of being an abbott.

Jack: Allie —

Allie: And I hope there is no part of you, jack, that feels that I came here with nefarious intentions, trying to take all I can get from you. And — and I hope there’s no part of you that’s doing this because of my dna. I need to know that this is based purely on merit and not out of some sense of guilt you feel for the years that you lost with my dad.

Kyle: Which handsome ceo just scored two unbelievable seats to genoa city’s hottest singing star’s hometown concert?

Mariah: I’m gonna go out on a limb and —

Kyle: This guy! We cannot wait. Summer’s been singing all the songs from your album. Coffee, please.

Mariah: Uh, kyle, that’s very sweet —

Kyle: Yes, I had to pay through the nose, but we would have paid double just to see tessa singing her heart out onstage. Tessa, what’s wrong?

Mariah: Uh, tessa had an appointment this morning with an ear, nose, and throat specialist. She has vocal chord nodules.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Oh, tessa. I’m so sorry.

Mariah: The doctor is recommending surgery followed by vocal training… which means she’s not only going to have to postpone this show, but her tour…indefinitely. Like pulsing, electric shocks,

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Kyle: Tessa, I’m so sorry. I cannot even imagine.

Tessa: I just… I had so much riding on this tour. And, honestly, I’m worried about what all this time out of the spotlight is gonna do to my career.

Mariah: Hey. Look at me. Your health is the most important thing. And I know that this is not ideal, but thank goodness it wasn’t more serious. So, we are gonna do everything we can to make sure you have the best care and that you’re doing anything and everything possible to not only preserve your voice, but career.

Tessa: Yeah. I mean, look, I’m trying to be optimistic.

[ Sighs ] But I — I can’t help but feel like I’m disappointing all the fans that I’ve made after all these years.

Kyle: No. When you go public with the news, your fans will rally around you and cheer on your recovery.

Mariah: It’s true. Tessa, they adore you. They just want you to be happy and healthy and be able to create more beautiful music.

Kyle: I mean, should you get a second opinion? Not that I’m doubting your doctor or the diagnosis, but it might help ease your mind knowing you’re following the best course of treatment.

Mariah: Actually, we’re meeting with elena in a little bit. Her uncle jett had something very similar, and she was instrumental in his recovery.

Kyle: Smart. And I know this sucks, tessa, especially on the heels of your album dropping, but in another way, couldn’t be better timing.

Mariah: You’re gonna have to explain that one.

[ Chuckles ]

Kyle: Well, if you’re forced to take a break from your singing career, it may give you more time to focus on your adoption plans.

Mariah: Uh…actually, we’ve, uh — we’ve put that on hold for a little bit to deal with us.

Tessa: Mariah thought it was important that, uh, I heal first.

Mariah: Hey. We’re gonna meet our child when the time is right. I believe that in my soul.

Jack: It never crossed my mind that you came to genoa city for mercenary reasons. As a matter of fact, I feel like you’re doing us a favor. We are lucky to have someone with your graduate education in that position. As a matter of fact, there were discussions that you might get bored.

Allie: [ Laughs ] Never. I loved being at that lab at jabot, imagining all the possibilities.

Jack: Well, I am thrilled you’re interested in learning the family business… and sticking around, for a while anyway.

Allie: You know, I do feel like I’m starting to find my footing here.

[ Doorbell rings ] You expecting anyone?

Allie: Uh, I don’t think so.

Jack: Come in, noah.

Noah: Hey, jack.

Jack: My guess is you’re not here to see me.

Allie: [ Chuckling ] Hey.

Noah: Hi.

Jack: Listen, much as I’d like to stick around, I have a meeting to get to, so the house is yours.

Allie: Alright. Bye, jack. What, uh — what brings you by?

Noah: How do you feel about surprises?

Allie: In general, I hate them. They’re very unpredictable. But I can try to be open-minded.

Summer: I have to say, I am impressed. This truce is off to a promising start.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’d do anything for kyle.

Phyllis: And I, too, would make sacrifices for my children. In fact, I have. I have, for you and kyle. You know, when he didn’t have a mom around.

Diane: And since kyle and summer and I will be working so closely at marchetti, it is imperative that we all get along.

Summer: Absolutely. This is the goal.

Phyllis: Yeah, that is the goal. This is us getting along.

Diane: Yes. So far, so good.

Phyllis: So far, so good!

Diane: Right?

Phyllis: And in fact — in fact, look at this. We had a cancellation. Oh, my goodness. You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna gift you with our very special resurrection rejuvenation treatment.

Diane: I am dying to hear more.

Phyllis: Oh, you’re gonna love it. I mean, I haven’t done it myself, but I hear that it digs, digs down and brings out the best in someone. People describe it as — I don’t know — coming back from the dead. But I don’t know about that.

[ Laughs ]

Diane: You know, that just sounds way too expensive and so self-indulgent. But you know what? I’m worth it.

Phyllis: Yes, you are. Yes, you are. Oh, I’m so excited.

Summer: Wow. Where do — where do I sign up, mom?

Phyllis: Oh, my gosh. You know what? There’s always a place for you, always a place.

Diane: You know, I think summer was my good luck charm. You were all booked up and then my daughter-in-law shows up and suddenly — pfft! Serendipity.

Phyllis: Serendipitous.

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: I know. She’s like a good luck charm for sure. So, let me see here. Here we go. Yeah, astrid is ready for you whenever you’re ready.

Diane: Sounds great. I can hardly wait.

Phyllis: Welcome to the grand phoenix spa. I hope you enjoy yourself.

Diane: I will. Ciao.

Phyllis: Ciao.

Summer: What the hell was that? (Vo) it’s yoooopllllaaaitiimmeee!!!

Mariah: Everybody at jabot is buzzing about you being home.

Tessa: Yeah, and no one is more excited than this lady right here.

Kyle: Well, I hope you’re still happy after you hear the latest. Thank you. And thank goodness you’re hearing it from me.

Mariah: Oh, no. What’s the bad news?

Kyle: I’m the new ceo of marchetti.

Tessa: [ Gasps ] That’s fabulous!

Mariah: No! No, it isn’T. You brought me to jabot, and now you’re ditching me? Kyle, you can’t go.

Kyle: No, no, no, no. I’m not ditching anyone, and I’m not leaving jabot. I’m just vacating my co-ceo seat to run our newest acquisition. I think it’s important to learn the ins and outs of marchetti and maximize the value to jabot.

Mariah: Hmm. Synergy.

Kyle: Exactly. You know, it’s been fun running the family business with my dad, and I learned more than I could have picked up in any other situation, but when summer came to me with this proposition, I couldn’t say no.

Mariah: And how did jack take the news?

Kyle: He’s all for it, happy for me, just like I hope you will be eventually.

Mariah: You being home is amazing. I mean,you’ve even had a positive effect on summer, who’s come back from italy, dare I say it, likeable?

Kyle: Finally!

[ Laughter ] These past couple years, especially the time we spent away, proved one thing — summer truly is the love of life.

Phyllis: Summer, I’m doing my level best to keep the peace. That’s what I’m doing. But you heard the princess of passive-aggressive behavior, didn’t you?

[ High-pitched voice ] Acting like — like she’s a sweet little angel, that she’s a little baby that’s just been born. Ooh!

[ Normal voice ] Ugh.

Summer: What I heard was diane not taking the bait from you. Look, I know that this isn’t easy. I get that. But I love that you’re trying. I really do. So please just keep it up for me and for kyle. We are counting on you to take the high road here.

Phyllis: Okay. I’ll take the high road. That’s what I’m gonna do. The high road. It’s uncharted territory. Just…

Summer: Thank you.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] You’re welcome. Let me ask you something. I mean, do you really think that it’s a good idea to have diane working at marchetti? I mean, do you really think so? Because, summer, we don’t know what’s gone on in her life, only what she’s told us. And she could revert back to form. I mean, that is her M.O.

Summer: Are you trying to make trouble for diane right now?

Phyllis: No, I am not. I am trying to protect you. That’s all I’m trying to do, is protect you, summer. Got it?

Summer: Okay. Look, mom —

Phyllis: You were a little girl. You don’t remember what she was like, and you don’t know exactly what she did to me and others in this town.

Summer: Okay, just… stop it, please. Diane — she’s just eager to get back to work, to start a new career here. And kyle and I are just trying to set her up for success in that because it’s the right thing to do for everyone.

Phyllis: Oh, gosh. You’ve become a believer, haven’t you? Wow. You’ve accepted diane as entrusted member of this family. And kyle — he’s just welcomed her back, no problems, no questions. And jack probably feels the same, doesn’t he? Am I right?

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Noah: I have unearthed something so incredible, so exciting, I know you’re gonna love it just as much as I do.

Allie: Okay. Do I get a clue?

Noah: You know, it’s funny that you should mention clues because it’s an old radio mystery show. Listen to the story, find all the evidence, solve the crime.

Allie: Oh, I can totally get into that.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: Wait, but you could’ve, you know, saved yourself a trip and just texted me the link.

Noah: See, that’s the thing. It’s actually not online. Trust me. I looked. A friend of mine turned me onto it. I made some recordings, and… I got you this. It’s an mp3 player. That way, you can listen to it.

Allie: [ Laughs ] Wow. Wow. Ancient technology.

Noah: I know. I know.

Allie: No, I think I’ve heard of these things. You really are full of surprises, aren’t you?

Noah: I can be.

Allie: Uh, well, so, how does this work? Uh, let’s — let’s give it a listen and see if it lives up to the hype.

Noah: Yeah, let’s do it.

Allie: Yeah.

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Allie: So, is there a power button, or should I just, you know, hold it and make a wish?

Noah: [ Laughs ] It’s right there.

Allie: Wow. Would you look at that.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: Okay, so, what about speakers?

Noah: Oh, yes.

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ] There you go.

Allie: Amazing.

Noah: Voil. Alright, let’s give it a listen.

Allie: Wait. Now?

Noah: Yeah, I want to see your reaction.

Allie: Oh, no, no, I don’t like being observed like that. Makes me feel like a science experiment.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: Now you’re part of the problem.

Noah: Okay, and together we will find the solution.

[ Scoffs ] Look at me, making science jokes. Who am I?

Allie: Oh, god. [ Chuckles ]

Noah: Alright, let’s do this and solve a crime.

[ Click ]

Allie: [ Chuckles ] Kids can change minds…

Summer: The question isn’t whether we’ve all accepted diane, it’s why do you feel the need to plant seeds of doubt.

Phyllis: Because someone needs to be the voice of reason.

Summer: I think that this is about more than your history with diane. I think that something happened in your recent past that is driving your behavior right now. Mom, are you ever gonna tell me why you and jack broke up? I know that it had something to do with diane.

Phyllis: What’s done is done, summer.

[ Sighs ] Look…

Summer: Mom… if you did something, if you made a mistake, if you did something to push jack away, I’m not gonna judge you. Just be honest with me.

Phyllis: Okay, I think it’s very interesting that you think

i was the one who was wrong.

Summer: Mom, you were the one that told me that you screwed up. You told me that. And then you proceeded to minimize everything. But you guys aren’t together anymore. This isn’t just a bump in the road. This is a sinkhole with caution tape and orange cones around it. What happened between you guys?

Phyllis: You should ask jack.

Summer: I’ve asked jack. He says that there’s nothing to tell.

Phyllis: Okay, well, then there’s nothing to tell. Accept that.

Summer: I’m not gonna accept it, because I care about you. I care about you and I care about jack. I can see that you’re both hurting. I can tell that jack is heartbroken over this.

Phyllis: Okay. [ Sighs ] I mean, I’m not happy about that.

Summer: What aren’t you happy about? You know, summer… honestly, I… cannot accept… that jack has just… let diane back into the family… after everything that bitch has done to me. And he just expects me to be fine and go along with it. I cannot do that. And I’m sorry about what happened. And — and I do feel bad.

Summer: What are you sorry about, exactly? Please, mom, just… walk me through it, step by step. What happened between you guys?

Phyllis: [ Sighs ]

Noah: Well, the music is pretty spooky, already.

Allie: Shh! I thought you were ready.

Noah: I was born ready.

Allie: Yeah, that explains a lot.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

[ Gasps ] That’s it.

[ Both laugh ] Wait, why would she —

Allie: Shh!

Noah: Okay.

[ Both laugh ] I told you.

Allie: [ Sighs ]

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Allie: Wow.

Noah: What do you think, so far?

Allie: [ Laughs ] That was awesome. It was like we stepped into a time machine, you know, and — and the sound effects.

Noah: Oh, yeah, puts you right in the story. Ominous organ music.

Allie: The drama. Oh, I am so here for it.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: It’s almost like I’d forgotten that we aren’t, you know, in the streets of london on the coldest night in the middle of 1918.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: [ Sighs ] This was perfect, you know? Way better than a movie.

Noah: Yeah, but, you know, a movie does have one thing that this doesn’T.

Allie: Popcorn?

Noah: Can you make some?

Allie: Oh, can I make some?

Noah: Of course. What, you’re an expert popcorn maker, too?

Allie: Okay, okay, I will just say that it’s simple science. All you need to do is just add heat and then, you know, don’t let it burn. I am kind of a phenom when it comes to popping corn, so…

Noah: Alright, let’s see it. Hey, uh, where do you think you’re going with that, miss?

Allie: I’m taking the mystery with me.

Noah: What, you think I’m gonna skip ahead?

Allie: You know, maybe one day, when we get to know each other better, I’ll be able to leave this with you unsupervised, but for now…

Noah: Okay, yeah. Yeah, you’re right. There’s still a lot of things we, uh, don’t know about each other.

Allie: Yeah, exactly.

Noah: So I’ll go with you.

Allie: Uh, what? You don’t trust me?

Noah: No. You don’t know how much butter i like on my popcorn, and that’s really something that ought to be supervised.

Allie: You actually think I’m gonna skip ahead?

Noah: Listen, allie, maybe one day, way, way in the future, when we get to know each other a little bit more, maybe then I’ll feel comfortable leaving you unsupervised. But, for now, consider me your shadow.

Allie: Alright, shadow. Let’s go pop some corn.

Elena: Hey.

Mariah: Hi.

Elena: I am so sorry I’m late.

Mariah: Is everything okay at memorial?

Elena: Uh, yeah, it is. It’s me. I’m the problem. I’m going to this medical convention in hawaii, and I am the great procrastinator when it comes to packing.

Kyle: Hmm

Elena: [ Chuckles ]

Kyle: That’s my cue. Uh, I need to go meet my dad. You’ll take care of these two?

Elena: It would be my pleasure.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. Tessa, you’re in good hands. All you need to do is take care of yourself. I’ll see you later.

Elena: See ya.

Mariah: Bye.

Tessa: Bye.

Elena: Let’s have a seat.

Tessa: We’re good. Do you want a coffee or anything?

Elena: No, I’m okay.

Mariah: Yeah, elena has a plane to catch. Probably just wants to give us her opinion.

Elena: Well, first, I know how anxious you must be. So let’s just take a breath, and we’ll do this step by step.

Tessa: Okay, that’s not really my strong suit.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Your situation seems very similar to what my uncle went through. So, what questions do you have for me?

Tessa: Only one. Is my singing career over?

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Elena: I can’t even imagine how frightened you must be. But after talking to your doctor, and with my own experience with my uncle jett, i believe you can and will recover and be able to get back to your career.

Tessa: Oh, thank god.

Mariah: [ Sighs ]

Elena: Unfortunately, there are no promises in medicine. But provided you continue to follow your doctor’s recommendations, you have every reason to be optimistic.

Tessa: How is your uncle now?

Elena: After his surgery, he went on a comeback tour.

Tessa: [ Sighs ]

Elena: [ Chuckles ] And he just released a new single a few months ago.

Tessa: [ Sighs ]

Mariah: So it’s possible?

Elena: Yeah.

Tessa: Okay, um, maybe I’m jumping the gun, but do you have any idea what a timeframe looks like?

Elena: That’s hard to predict, but I would think of this as more of a detour. You will get back on track once you fix the problem. But I don’t want you to rush your recovery.

Mariah: Okay, I’m going to tattoo that on my forehead, just to remind her.

[ Laughter ]

Elena: Your voice is like your instrument, right? If someone gave you a stradivarius violin, you would take care of it. You would protect it, right?

Tessa: Yeah. I — yeah, I understand.

Mariah: And, uh, the ent — she’s good?

Elena: She is highly respected. And my uncle jett cannot stop singing her praises. But if you want a second opinion, I am happy to send over more recommendations.

Tessa: Yeah, it couldn’t hurt. And, uh, thank you.

Elena: Yeah, sure.

Mariah: Are you feeling any better?

Tessa: Yeah. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Elena: Of course. And anytime. This is the part of my work that I love the most — telling people good news and making the scary stuff seem a lot more manageable. You’re gonna get through this.

Mariah: I never doubted it for a second.

Noah: [ Crunching popcorn ]

[ Click ]

Allie: Alright, time to place our bets.

Noah: That would be a complete waste of time. It’s obviously the third wife.

Allie: Whoa. It’s the ex-husband.

Noah: Uh…

Allie: Were we listening to the same program?

Noah: Okay, allie, you do realize that the whole object of this is to suss out the guilty party, right? Not the people least likely to have committed the crime. You might have —

Allie: Okay, you are totally ignoring their history.

Noah: It can’t be the husband.

Allie: Explain, but using facts.

Noah: Okay, one, he was devastated by his wife’s betrayal; two, he was seeing the ghost of his dead father; and, three, he was being haunted by the other ghost of his dead wife.

Allie: Right, skeletons in his closet, daily hauntings by spirits accusing him of murder.

Noah: No, no, no, no.

Allie: That still doesn’t put him on top of your suspect pile?

Noah: Emotions are not facts, because there’s incontrovertible proof that the third wife was involved.

Allie: Okay. Name it.

Noah: The neighbor said that they heard strange noises in the middle of the night.

Allie: She was walking in her sleep.

Noah: I think she was chasing her victims.

Allie: Okay, it is the husband, with an ax.

Noah: Unh-unh.

Allie: Mm-hmm.

Noah: Wife, with poison drinks. Alright, look, if you’re so sure of yourself, how about we make this a little bit more interesting.

Allie: It’s already interesting.

Allie: Oh. Oh, u mean like a friendly wager?

Noah: Mm-hmm.

Allie: Okay. Okay, what do you have in mind?

Noah: Alright, if I’m right, which I am, then you owe me six hours.

Allie: Of what?

Noah: Your life. We have to hang out, and you have to laugh at every single one of my jokes.

Allie: Oh, my god.

Noah: Now, it’s up to me whether I want to spread these hours out a little bit or use them all at once.

Allie: Okay. Besides you really knowing how to torture a person, I would go with that. If I win, you have to come running with me.

Noah: That’s not much of a consequence. I’d do that anyway.

Allie: I’m considering training for a marathon, so…

Noah: Okay, um… deal.

Allie: Deal.

Billy: Alright, now let’s shut up and find out…

Noah: Alright.

Allie: …Who is gonna win.

[ Click ]

Kyle: Hey, how was your meeting with lander?

Jack: It went great. He sends his congratulations on your new position.

Kyle: Nice of him. Now that we got business out of the way, how are you?

Jack: I hope this isn’t another interrogation about the nature of my relationship with phyllis.

Kyle: I know she’s a touchy subject.

Jack: I am not exactly champing at the bit to share the intricacies of my romantic life with my son.

Kyle: You think I want to talk about your love life? I said I would stay out of it —

Jack: You don’t have enough going on in your own life? You have marchetti, a young family. You shared with me, you still don’t know if you can trust diane.

Kyle: I need to know if she did something underhanded or duplicitous. Now that she’s working for me and marchetti, I can’t get summer’s initial suspicions that my mother was involved out of my head.

Jack: Okay, your mother’s career and my personal life have nothing to do with each other.

Kyle: I can’t be sure about that until you tell me what’s going on. At mariah’s wedding, you and phyllis seemed genuinely happy, and I know you spent the night together. You admitted as much. But then something went wrong.

Jack: Yeah, details of which are no one else’s business but ours.

Kyle: The other night, when phyllis saw all of us together, she looked said and lost. She was trying to keep it civil, but it was clearly difficult for her, and it wasn’t lost on me that my mother was stirring the pot by inviting her over to join us and toasting her.

Jack: It was not an ideal situation.

Kyle: I need you to be completely honest with me, because I need to know if this new relationship I’m building with my mother will work. I want to know if everything she’s doing is aboveboard. So, dad, just tell me. Did my mother do something to sabotage what was happening between you and phyllis?

Jack: I am only going to tell you this because I don’t want you misinterpreting or blaming diane for this situation. I might not trust her, but that’s not fair to her.

Kyle: Okay. I just want to know the truth.

Jack: Yes, I honestly thought phyllis and I were in a good place. Our friendship was strong. We agreed that we weren’t gonna rush anything, we’re gonna take our time. She was there for me when i learned about keemo there in D.A., When I met allie. Of course, that brought in diane. Even that, I thought that would bond us somehow, both finding out that she was alive. I just thought we were in a better place, that maybe there was a chance we could move on to the next level.

Phyllis: Things were going well between me and jack. They were going well. We were in synch, and it was great. And then I screwed up. I just screwed up, and I made a mistake. And it was like the old me.

[ Sighs ] I regret what I did. I shouldn’t have done it. But… summer, having that woman come back into my life, I can’T. I mean, it turned everything upside-down. I mean, jack doesn’t understand. He doesn’t get it. And I regret what I did, and i told him I regret what I did. But, I mean, it was just a knee-jerk reaction, that’s all, because that woman pushes my buttons. She gets to me.

[ Voice breaking ] And sometimes I feel like I’m losing control.

[ Sobs ]

Jack: That is when I realized there was a connection between the two, that this thing between us had escalated, had grown physical because of diane’s reappearance.

Kyle: You don’t think phyllis would intentionally use you like that? She might be reckless, but she doesn’t lie about her feelings.

Jack: That’s the thing. It doesn’t matter if what she’s feeling is real. It’s just as real that she went back to the way she was in the old days. I’m telling you, her worse attributes came out to play as soon as diane came back. All the things she claims she had gotten beyond, all the things that I argued with her, that she’d outgrown. Turns out I was wrong. Turns out that’s not possible.

Kyle: Almost sounds like you’re more willing to give the benefit of the doubt to my mother than phyllis.

Jack: I have decades of history with her, son. She always reverts to type. It’s like a rubber band snapping back. She can’t help herself. She’s got to get her jabs in! She’s got to punish diane, and she can’t just stop. She can’t help herself, and i can’t live with the constant threat that she’s going back to her old self.

Kyle: I mean, I still don’t understand. What exactly did phyllis do?

Jack: She made sure diane witnessed what I foolishly thought was… an intimate, meaningful moment between us.

Phyllis: But what jack refuses to believe is that it didn’t make what happened between us any less important. Of course it was important. I mean, did I want to stick diane’s nose into it? Yeah, I did. Did I escalate things because diane was in town? Yeah! But it doesn’t make him less important to me. And what he doesn’t understand is that — that my feelings were sincere and my feelings are real. He doesn’t — he doesn’t seem to understand that.

Summer: Okay, let me see if i have all of this straight. You moved forward with things with jack, and as much as it was about the bond that you guys shared, it was also about making a point to diane? You were, like, marking your territory?

Noah: Alright, this is it.

Allie: Shh.

Noah: Now, I hope you’re ready for total and complete humiliation, ’cause it’s about to happen.

Allie: Oh, do you, um — do you cry when you lose? I-I just want to know. It’s completely acceptable, but in case I have to get you tissues or call someone to calm you down.

Noah: Oh, yeah, yeah, I cry. I’m gonna be crying with laughter as I watch you suss through all the clues that you’ve gathered and wound up with the wrong conclusion.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] You wish.

Noah: No, I hate to break it to you, but I think your career as a detective is gonna be over before it’s even begun. Alright, I’m done, I’m done. Let’s lock back in. Come on.

Allie: Oh, oh, are we gonna listen to this and find out who the culprit is, or are you just gonna keep talking trash and embarrassing yourself? Because, you know, that’s fine, too.

Noah: Wow, you really are an abbott.

Allie: Spoken like a true newman.

Noah: [ Chuckles ]

Allie: [ Chuckles ]

[ Click ] Ax. See?

Noah: Mnh-mnh. Arsenic. I told you.

Allie: Minor detail.

Noah: Wait. What —

Allie: Shh!

Noah: The best friend?

Allie: The best friend? How?

Noah: We must have missed something.

Allie: No, that makes no logical sense — zero.

Noah: [ Sighs ] Drang, how does it feel to be so phenomenally wrong?

Allie: Okay, no, you were wrong, too.

Noah: Oh, but not nearly as wrong as you.

Allie: Oh, there are no shades of wrong. Incorrect is incorrect.

Noah: Okay.

Allie: You — I’m sorry, but you are never gonna rise above the ranks of a “mediocre armchair detective.”

Noah: It’s true. Neither will you.

Allie: This was fun. It’s a cute gift. You know, how did you know that I like antiques? I can probably sell this to a museum one day.

Noah: Guess you’ll have to hold on to it, then.

Allie: Yeah. I guess I will.

Kyle: Couldn’t have been easy, finding out that phyllis used you like that. I’m sorry, dad.

Jack: Yeah, you live and you learn.

Jack: I really thought you two would make it work this time.

Jack: So did I.

Kyle: I mean, to be honest… this is concerning. If phyllis still hates my mother that much, to the extent where she would use you to drive her point home, are they headed for a showdown?

Jack: I don’t know. I hope not. But the thought has crossed my mind.

Kyle: Phyllis claimed to my mother that the past was behind them. But if it was that easy for her to relapse, who’s to say she won’t do it again? And if our mothers go to war, what could that do to me and summer?

Phyllis: What was gonna happen between jack and I was inevitable. It was gonna happen. I pushed it along. Did I stick diane’s nose in it? Yeah, I did. And you know what? It felt good, and it was a bonus. But jack knows me well enough to know that I’m sorry. I am sorry, and my feelings for him are real. They are real. They are. And it’s not some act of retribution. It’s not. Really.

Summer: Mom, I’m not judging you, but I do think that jack is one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. And he deserves to be loved and adored and cared for. He deserves a lot better treatment than what you showed him.

Next week on “the young and the restless”…

Sally: “Chile mitchell, C.P.A. Of newman media.” Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Victoria: No more ashland. He’s gone, and he’s out of our lives for good.

Ashland: This time, the target will be much more manageable. Hmm? My wife. [ Sighs ]

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