Young & The Restless Transcript
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Adam: Huh? Nikki. Thought you’d still be on that call with the hong kong office.
Nikki: Well, I wrapped it up quickly so I could be here in time for victoria’s return. Do you know if she and victor are on their way back from the airport yet?
Adam: Um… I’m sorry. But this is the first I’ve heard about victoria’s big homecoming taking place right here. Guess that’s very telling, isn’t it?
Nikki: I don’t know what you mean by that.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Well, both the location and the fact that I was not informed says a lot.
Nikki: Nobody is intentionally keeping anything from you, if that’s what you’re implying.
Adam: Alright, well, then tell me what you know.
Nikki: My daughter is returning home. That’s all I’ve heard. What do you expect?
Adam: I just thought you might have an idea of what my future might be… since, apparently, victoria is coming home to roost.
Billy: Hey, vick, it’s me. Listen, [Sighs] I’m just calling to make sure that you’re alright. I ran into your family, and it’s pretty clear that they are keeping a secret about you. So can you just let me know that — that you’re okay? Please, call, text, do whatever. Just checking in. Thanks.
[ Sighs ]
[ Knock on door ]
Nick: Vick, I was so happy to get your message. Of course, I’ll meet you anywhere, but why here? Why in a hotel? What’s going on? What’s the big mystery?
Victoria: [ Chuckles ]
[ Footsteps approaching ]
Elena: Nate? What are you doing here? Thought I texted you everything — my flight, my hotel, my itinerary. Did I miss anything?
Nate: No. I got it all. I just… came home to say “aloha.”
Elena: Wow. You know, “aloha” means both “hello” and “goodbye.”
Nate: I think it’s also a way of expressing affection, compassion, love, all of which I’m feeling for you right now.
Elena: And I feel the same way about you. Especially right now, the way you’re looking at me.
Nate: [ Chuckles ]
Elena: But I have a flight to catch.
Nate: That’s why i double-checked the itinerary you sent me, and by my calculations, I came home just in time for a more meaningful goodbye.
[ Chuckles ]
Nate: [ Clears throat ]
Elena: [ Chuckles ]
Chance: Hello, man.
Chance: How you doing?
Devon: It’s good to see you.
Chance: Yeah, you too. Guess we had the same idea about how to spend this beautiful summer day.
Devon: I know, it’s too nice to not be outside. How have you been, though? You seem like you’re doing a lot better with yourself these days.
Chance: Yeah. I’ll tell you what. Why don’t you race me around this park? If you beat me, I’ll tell you. A deal?
Devon: Race you.
Devon: Okay, sure.
Chance: Come on.
Devon: [ Grunts ]
[ Indistinct conversation ]
Lily: Hey. Sorry if I kept you guys waiting.
Amanda: Hey. No, no, not at all. We actually just got here ourselves.
Lily: Oh, good. Okay. Oh, I know you’ve been seeing your mom a lot. How is she doing?
Imani: I just got back from seeing her for the first time since she had her stroke. She’s still struggling with her speech and mobility.
Amanda: Yeah, but we’re not just worried about her physical state. We’re also worried about her psychological state. You know, seeing her in that hospital bed, just stuck there.
Imani: But it definitely seems to lift her spirits when one of us comes to visit.
Lily: Yeah, I’m sure. I’m sure she loves having you both there. And look, if you ever want to take time off to go see her, please feel free, because, honestly, family comes first.
Imani: Thanks, lily.
Amanda: Thank you so much. We really appreciate it.
Lily: Yeah, of course.
Abby: Hello, ladies.
Abby: Chancellor-winters must be flying high after that successful launch party. You must be pleased with the way it all turned out.
Amanda: We could not have done it without you. You stepped in seamlessly for phyllis. Didn’t miss a beat.
Abby: Well, it felt good being back in the saddle. You know, hosting a big event like that, I didn’t realize how much I missed it.
Lily: Oh, I meant to ask you, whatever happened to you opening a hotel across from the grand phoenix?
Abby: Oh, it’s a long story.
Lily: Okay, well, I’m definitely up for hearing it, ’cause I’m considering a similar plan of my own. Kids can change minds…
Nate: Aloha, baby.
Abby: Opening a hotel across from the grand phoenix seemed like a great idea, but there were just so many issues with it, I had to give up on the whole thing.
Lily: Oh, let me guess. Was phyllis part of the problem?
Abby: Let’s just say that she was the problem.
Lily: [ Chuckles ]
Abby: She fought me tooth and nail from the very beginning.
Amanda: She just didn’t like the idea of a competing hotel in such close proximity.
Abby: Oh, and you know phyllis. She just had to take it to the extreme.
Amanda: Okay, I guess that can be phyllis’ style. But what were you thinking?
Lily: Uh, well, I just wanted to revisit the idea of bringing another hotel to town.
Amanda: Really? Why?
Lily: Well, ’cause, you know, devon sold the athletic club, and I thought we’d need a place to have visiting talent stay. So then I thought, you know, we could also have corporate conferences or events, even concerts to showcase our talent.
Lily: I don’t know, maybe i could build an even grander phoenix in genoa city.
[ Light laughter ]
Nikki: Adam, I assure you, i know nothing about what victoria is planning once she returns home. I have not been in contact with her since she left. I don’t even know if she’s coming home for good.
Adam: Well, I double-checked with the pilot for the newman jet, and victoria was definitely the only passenger on board. And there are no plans to have a return flight, pick up ashland, or fly victoria back.
Nikki: Well, I wish that were concrete proof that she is completely done with him, but I’m not gonna let myself believe that until I hear it come out of her mouth. I mean, for all I know, she’s just coming back here to chew out her father for blocking her new business venture with ashland.
Adam: Wait a minute. Dad blocked her new business venture?
[ Sighs, chuckles ] W-was there anything that dad didn’t do to pave the way for victoria’s glorious return?
Victoria: Oh, missed you, too.
[ Sighs ] I would have met you at the house, but I’m having it deep-cleaned before I move back in, to symbolically remove any remnants of ashland.
Nick: Wow. I like hearing that. But how about some answers? I mean, can you tell me what is going on? And why wouldn’t you want me to tell mom and dad? I mean, you do know they know you got on the airplane, right? I mean, dad — well, dad’s dad. He’s got his finger on the pulse of everything. He was even planning on surprising you at the airport.
Victoria: But I’m sure my flight got in early, so he’ll just have to wait to see me. But he won’t have to wait that long. I texted you because I wanted to have a minute alone with you first.
Nick: You’re upset with me because I betrayed your confidence?
Victoria: No. No, nick. What I want is to… thank you.
Ashland: [ Sighs ]
Victoria: How does it feel to be so completely wrong about me? To be bested and stripped of all of your ill-gotten gains?
Ashland: You do understand you’ve just committed fraud?
Victoria: Go ahead. I dare you. I dare you to try to accuse me of anything. I will let the world know exactly what you are capable of and the levels to which you will stoop. I have proof to back it up, and I can destroy your life with one phone call. And the satisfaction of crushing you the way that you tried to crush me, that’s mine, too, leaving you with nothing but what you had before you masqueraded your way into my life and tricked me into loving you.
Ashland: [ Sighs ]
Victoria: [ Sighs ] You know what? Actually, it’s even less
[Chuckles] Because your company has been absorbed into newman enterprises. Your name and your presence are completely wiped from the building. And you are now what you always should have been — nothing. No one.
Ashland: I loved you with all my heart and soul.
Victoria: I could have predicted that you would say that, too. Only now I know, you have neither.
Ashland: [ Sighs ]
[ Breathing heavily ]
Chance: Whoo-hoo-hoo hoo-hoo-hoo! Whew!
Devon: Oh! I almost got ya.
Chance: [ Gasps ] Almost?
Devon: I did. I almost got you.
Chance: Almost isn’t enough, man. A win’s a win.
Devon: Oh, man. Hey, you have home-field advantage, is the problem.
Chance: Home-field advantage? How do you figure that?
Devon: Well, you’re a chancellor, and your name is on the sign, so…
[ Chuckles ]
Chance: It’s your grandmother.
Devon: Yeah. [ Chuckles ]
Chance: You know what? Even though I did win, I’ll go ahead and tell you. Even though I did win by a lot.
Devon: You should have won by a lot. You should beat me. You’re a trained government agent. I’d be worried if you didn’T. But I do want to know, how have you been? I do.
Chance: Yeah, things are actually pretty good right now.
Chance: They are.
Chance: Obviously, losing rey was a big blow. Thought that was really gonna drag me down, but just channeling all that grief into doing something for the greater good, try to honor his legacy.
Devon: What did you do?
Chance: I closed about 80% of his open cases.
Devon: Get outta here. That’s fantastic, man. Congratulations on doing that.
Chance: Thank you, thank you.
Devon: Wow. I’m sure he’s looking down on you, smiling.
Chance: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. Yeah, I definitely feel the positive energy, you know?
Chance: Got abby and dom at home right now. Couldn’t ask for more.
Devon: I hear ya. I do. I’m very impressed with how you’ve gotten yourself through everything, ’cause it really seems like you got your head in a much better place.
Chance: Thanks, brother.
Chance: You know what? You’re due some credit, as well. Really. Your support had a positive impact, and even if abby and i couldn’t see it at the time, it helped.
Devon: Well, I — i appreciate you saying that. I do, but I also know that i played a bit of a part in what you were going through, just ’cause I made things a bit messier than they needed to be, when it came to dominic, and i could have handled things a lot differently, so…
Chance: You know what, man? We all just wanted what was best for dominic. All that matters now is that everything worked out. Hmm?
Devon: Thanks, dude.
Lily: Wouldn’t it be great? I think chancellor-winters could bring this ultra-modern state-of-the-art hotel to genoa city. And my half of the company always wanted to bring, like, a posh, swanky hotel to town. And this could be a place that we could accommodate our artists.
Abby: Something bigger than the grand phoenix?
Lily: Well, I mean, that would actually fit the bill, except for the phyllis factor. You know, dealing with her could be a potential headache, not to mention it would cut into our profits.
Amanda: Well, I do think that a chancellor-winters hotel is a great idea.
Imani: And an exciting one.
Abby: I still regret giving up the grand phoenix to phyllis.
Lily: Well, we could save ourself a lot of headache and permits for construction if we get her to sell.
Abby: [ Gasps ] That would be great — sweet justice.
Amanda: I highly doubt that phyllis is going to sell the hotel. She has put so much work into that place.
Lily: Well, look, it’s just a thought. But, I mean, if we do end up building our own hotel, I have no problem going head-to-head with phyllis.
Nate: [ Sighs ] You just made it really hard for me to say goodbye…
Elena: [ Chuckles ]
Nate: …Even if it’s just for a few days.
Elena: You’re the one who made it more difficult, coming in here like that and knowing I had to be at the airport.
Nate: You got plenty of time to make that flight.
Elena: Oh? Well, you know, there’s still room in my bag if you change your mind and want to be my stowaway.
Nate: You don’t know how tempted I am at that offer, but
[Sighs] Really can’t leave work right now.
Elena: Bummer. Well, I understand. I hope I’m not forgetting anything.
Nate: Well, I hope there’s one thing you don’t forget while you’re at that conference, shining like a star, is how much I love you and will miss you every second you’re gone.
Elena: Mmm. I’m gonna miss you, too. But I’m gonna send you lots of updates, and I’m gonna bring you some sand from beautiful hawaii.
Nate: And I promise, the next trip you take is gonna be a full-on vacation. No work, no distractions.
Nate: Just fun, sun, away, and play.
Elena: I like the sound of that.
Nate: Come, let me take you to the airport.
Elena: Nope, I already called a car. It should be here soon. Plus, you need to get back to work. Besides, I like leaving you wanting more.
Elena: Mmm, mmm. Go.
Nate: [ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ]
Elena: [ Chuckles ]
Nick: And you want to thank me? I’m relieved you’re not upset, but I don’t know what I did to deserve that kind of gratitude.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] You know you were the only member of the family who came to me, after I announced that I was leaving, with no judgment, no reprimands, and just love.
Nick: Well, I’m glad you realize how sincere I was. I mean, I didn’t like, at all, what you were doing. But you’re your own woman, and that was your choice to make. It was very hard for dad to accept, because it contradicted what he wanted.
Victoria: I’m well aware of that.
Nick: Well, since we’re in such a great place, how about some answers, then? I mean, why’d you come back? What happened in new york?
Ashland: Yeah, I-I understand the transfer was approved. I’m just asking you now if there’s any way to get my money back. No, I understand.
[ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ] Okay everyone,
Amanda: [ Sighs ]
Devon: Hey, you.
Amanda: Hey. How was your afternoon?
Devon: Oh, it was good.
Devon: Went for a little run at the park.
Devon: Ran into chance. We had a pretty good conversation. Hey. Are you okay? Is everything alright with your mom?
Amanda: [ Sobs ] It’s hard.
Devon: I know.
Amanda: Seeing her in the hospital bed. She can’t talk.
[ Sobbing ]
Devon: I’m sorry.
Amanda: [ Sighs ]
Devon: Was having your sister with you — did that help you at all?
Amanda: Yeah. And naya loved seeing her. And having someone else there was comforting.
[ Sighs ] I don’t know. I’m kind of worried about my sister, too.
Amanda: Because she’s putting on this brave face, and I get it ’cause I’m doing it, too, but I don’t know — I don’t know if it’s because she’s trying to be brave in front of our mother, she doesn’t want her to see how worried she is, or she just can’t or won’t accept the sad truth. Someday her walls are gonna have to come down, and..
Devon: Well, you’re gonna be there for imani when they do. Right?
Amanda: [ Sighs ] Sorry.
[ Sobs ]
[ Sighs ] It’s just — it’s really — it’s really frustrating, you know? Because as a lawyer, if you are competent, if you’re prepared, then things usually go the way that you expect it. But in your personal life, there’s just things that you can’t control.
Amanda: And I just — i hate it.
Amanda: [ Sobbing ]
Devon: It’s okay.
[ Smooching ] It’s okay.
Lily: Oh, hello.
Lily: Good to see you,
Chance: Good to see you.
Abby: Well, this is a nice surprise. I thought you were working.
Chance: Well, I racked up so much overtime lately, thought I’d take the day off.
Abby: Well, what are you gonna do with all your unexpected free time?
Chance: I hung out with dom for a little bit, got some solid father-son time in, went for a run, saw devon. And now I was hoping I could hang out with my beautiful wife.
Lily: Aww. Sweet. Um, okay, I’m gonna go back to work.
[ Chuckles ] Good to see you.
Chance: Good to see you.
Abby: Why do I feel like my wonderful husband is up to something?
Chance: Oh, because I am. I know I’ve been working so much lately, I’m afraid I’ve been kind of neglecting you.
Abby: No, you haven’T.
Chance: Yes, I have. And you’ve been a good sport about it. I appreciate that. And I’m guessing you’re not too happy about it. So, think you can ditch work for a little while? Got a surprise for you.
Nikki: Victor isn’t paving the way for anyone. He simply wanted to make sure that she didn’t get in any deeper with ashland, in business or anything else. This was not a calculated move against you. He’s simply trying to protect his daughter.
Adam: Oh, yes. All that famous victor newman protection. Isn’t that why my sister left town in the first place?
Nikki: You know, I don’t want to get into any of this with you right now.
Adam: Okay. I would be glad to drop the subject. Perhaps you could bring me up to speed on the hong kong deal.
Nikki: Sure. Everything things to be on track and we can probably close it.
[ Cellphone pings ]
[ Sighs ] What is it?
Nikki: It’s a text from victor. “Plane landed early. Victoria already gone. Have you heard from her?”
[ Sighs ] What on earth is she up to?
Nick: I mean, let’s start with ashland. Where is he? Don’t get me wrong. I respect your right to make your own choices, but I’m sure hoping you kicked his ass to a park avenue curb.
Victoria: I will explain everything soon, but, first, i need you to do me a big favor. I need you to get mom and dad to meet me at the office as soon as possible.
Nick: You mean, adam’s new office.
Victoria: Yes. And I would like for you to ask him to be there, as well. He needs to hear this. I’m sure it’s not gonna be that big of an imposition on him, because he’s probably already sleeping there.
Nick: [ Chuckles ] Funny.
Victoria: Thank you. I’ll be there soon. I’m just gonna get freshened up first.
Nick: Yeah, uh, cool. Um, before I go, will you just promise me that you’re back for good?
Victoria: I am. But things are gonna have to change. Only two things are forever:
“The young and the restless”
Imani: Thank you. Hey.
Imani: How’s it going?
Nate: Um, can’t complain. I know you were going to see your mom today. How is she doing?
Imani: Unfortunately, things aren’t great.
Nate: Oh, sorry to hear that.
Imani: I’m trying not to dwell on it too much, so that i don’t become a total mess. I’ve been focusing on my work so I won’t have time to obsess over my mother’s condition.
Nate: Yeah, I get it. I’ve found solace in work during stressful times myself. Anything you want to run by me?
Imani: I’m glad you asked. There is something I wanted to follow up on.
Nate: Okay, shoot.
Imani: [ Sighs ] I-I know you’ve been eager to get elena out of her newman contract so that she could start a chancellor-winters podcast. But, unfortunately, it looks like bringing her over to our side may be harder than i thought.
Nate: [ Sighs ]
Imani: [ Sighs ]
Abby: Look at this. It’s all of my favorite goodies. This is amazing.
Chance: Oh, that’s not all. Check it out. Look at our little man.
Abby: Oh! [ Laughs ] He is so adorable. I mean, he’s just perfect.
Chance: Yeah. I took that this morning after you left. Look at his little chunky arm waving at you.
Abby: [ Laughs ]
Chance: “Go have fun, mom and dad.”
Abby: Mmm, my boy.
Chance: [ Chuckles ]
Abby: Look, I love that you did all of this for me. But I really hope you don’t think you’ve been neglecting me, ’cause I really don’t feel that way at all. I am so proud of you for the way that you have been honoring rey’s memory. It’s thoughtful and it is exactly what rey would have wanted. In fact, your dedication to your partner makes me love you even more.
Chance: Oh. Well, if that makes you love me even more, wait till you see what’s for dessert.
Abby: Oh, I can’t wait.
Chance: [ Chuckles ] Mmm.
Victoria: I gather that this hasn’t penetrated for you, because you’ve come to see me as someone that you can still manipulate, someone who thinks they can’t live their life without you. Well, guess what? I’m looking forward to it. And as to what you should do, I don’t care. Disappear. We’re through. I don’t want to see you or hear from you ever again.
[ Sighs ] Billy?
Billy: Victoria. Hey. Um, listen, is everything alright?
Victoria: I’m — [ Sighs ] I’m better than alright. I’m actually better than I have been in a long time. I have taken a huge step forward in my life. And there’s no looking back now. My asthma felt anything but normal.
Amanda: [ Sighs ]
Devon: You got to believe me that I know… what you’re going through. There’s been so many times in my life that I’ve wished I could control things that I can’T. I’ve lost a lot of people in my life. You know that.
Amanda: [ Sighs ]
Devon: From dru and neil and hilary, our child. It’s a lot.
Amanda: So much sadness. I’m sorry.
Devon: It’s — there’s nothing for you to be sorry about. It is, but there’s times where truly all you can do is just your best to get through it. And if imani wants to act tough and she wants to act like what your mom is going through isn’t bothering her, that’s fine. She can do that. You don’t have to, though. You never have to do that, ’cause you have me. You have me to lean on. You have me to cry to and to vent to. And that’s forever. ‘Cause we’re not just living together. We’re building a life together. Right?
Amanda: [ Sighs ] You have — you’ve given me an emotional security that I’ve never had before. And it feels comforting, and it feels empowering, but… it also feels really scary.
Amanda: Because… it just — it feels so fragile. And I’m scared that it might go away, and then I’m just gonna be alone.
Devon: Mnh-mnh, mnh-mnh. Stop it. Stop it. Listen to me.
Amanda: [ Sighs ]
Devon: You feel that, right? As long as that’s beating, you will never be alone again. Promise you.
Imani: Elena’s contract with newman media is airtight. It’s not gonna be easy getting her out of it.
Nate: [ Sighs ] I really hate that legal red tape could keep her from joining our team.
Imani: I know you put a clock on this. When is elena heading to hawaii?
Nate: Oh, she’s probably boarding her flight right about now.
Imani: Well, with elena gone, I guess we’ll just have to work together to figure this out.
Nate: Thank you for staying on top of this for me. I really want elena to work with us, so counting on you to make that happen.
Imani: Of course.
Nate: Honestly, it’s more than just wanting to work with elena again. I’ve really got to do everything I can to fulfill the promise I made at the launch party about the upcoming podcasts. Frankly, we don’t have the numbers I committed to yet.
Imani: Oh. I get it, and I’m glad you confided in me. I feel a little responsible, since I’m the one who encouraged you to go big when you made your speech, which makes me want to help you even more now. So we will work together and figure out a way to make your promise a reality.
Nate: My first thought is, maybe we need to meet with the new head of newman media — sally spectra. I prefer to take a personal approach.
Imani: So do I. I could set up a meeting, and i could even go with you and field any legal questions.
Nate: Good idea.
Imani: Okay, well, I’ll get on it.
Nate: Much appreciated.
[ Sighs ] Yes, uh, I need a reservation for tomorrow night. For two.
Billy: Well, I’m happy to hear that you’re sounding so strong. I was getting a little worried, there.
Victoria: I’m sorry, I should have reached out earlier. Everything was just moving so quickly. But I wanted you to know that I’m back in town, and everything’s changed now. I’ll fill you in later. I’d like to talk to my family first. I’m actually meeting with them now.
Billy: Hey, vick, before you hang up, can I just ask… is ashland in the picture or not?
Victoria: You can breather easier. Ashland locke is finally out of my life for good.
Ashland: I need to charter a plane to chicago.
[ Sighs ] Yes. Today. For you I wish many things…
Abby: Ah. It’s a perfect day for a perfect surprise.
Chance: Well, only the best for my perfect wife.
[ Cellphone pings ]
Chance: Hold on. Sorry, sorry, sorry.
[ Sighs ]
Abby: I can tell by the look on your face that that’s work. And it’s important, isn’t it?
Chance: They just got a new tip on one of rey’s cases. Got to be dealt with immediately. But you know what? Somebody else can handle it.
Abby: No, no, you should go. This is your personal mission. You have to see it through.
Chance: What, and leave all this perfection? No.
Abby: [ Chuckles ]
Chance: Absolutely not. No way. Besides, the whole point of this was to spend uninterrupted time with you.
Abby: I know, but just the fact that you put all this together for me, it means so much. And besides, we have the rest of our lives to go on picnics together.
Chance: Are you sure?
Abby: Yes. Go. Go. [ Chuckles ]
Chance: I love you.
Abby: I love you.
Abby: [ Sighs ]
Imani: [ Sighs ]
Nate: So, how’d it go? Any luck getting ms. Spectra to meet with us?
Imani: I charmed her assistant, got her to put me through to the woman herself.
Imani: I even managed to get her to join us for dinner tomorrow. I made reservations for the three of us. Time for us to work some magic.
Lily: Oh, hey, I’m glad you’re back. So, I had a very interesting conversation with abby.
Billy: Hold that thought for one second, because I had a very interesting conversation with victoria. She is back in genoa city.
Lily: So, did she dump ashland?
Billy: Apparently, yeah. And to be honest, I had no idea just how much this was weighing on me. I really did not want to have the conversation with the kids where I explain to them why their mother suddenly left town.
Lily: Yeah. No, I mean, it’s good they don’t have to go through that.
Billy: It’s great. To be honest, I feel very inspired. I think now is the time to lighten up my podcasts a little bit and have a little fun. You know, I could talk about how we have to trust the people that we surround ourselves with, and have faith in the process.
Lily: Yeah, I don’t think the disastrous end to a dramatic relationship is cause for celebration.
Billy: I hear you, and i wouldn’t exactly say it that way. I would turn it around — “a dramatic end to a disastrous relationship,” because that — that is inspiring… because it’s over. It’s done. Victoria is back… where she belongs.
Nikki: [ Sighs ] Did victoria tell you when she’d be here?
Nick: She said she wanted to freshen up. She’ll be here as fast as possible.
Nikki: [ Gasps ] Oh, my god! Oh, darling. I’m so happy to see you. I’ve been so worried. I didn’t know if I’d ever see you again.
Victoria: I missed you so much. I couldn’t stand being away from you.
Nikki: I mean, I’d never seen you so that way. You were seemingly willing to walk away from the family forever, and…
Victoria: I’m so sorry to put you through that, but I felt like it was the only way. I had to make my break from you all seem plausible to ashland.
Adam: So, it was all a scam? A trick? [ Sighs ] What have you done, victoria?
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