Y&R Transcript Thursday, July 7, 2022

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[ Knock on door ]

Billy: Is this a good time?

Victoria: And if it wasn’t, would you turn around and walk out or come in anyway and subject me to whatever’s on your mind?

Billy: Even if you’re busy, I’m not going anywhere ’cause i am dying to find out what is going on.

Victoria: What do you mean?

Billy: Okay. Well, the last time we did this face-to-face, you told me that you were abandoning your job and your family to start a new life with ashland locke.

Victoria: I remember.

Billy: And now you’re here, alone, in your office, and seemingly very happy about it.

Victoria: Do you have a problem with that?

Billy: Oh, no. Absolutely not. I am thrilled that you’re not with that fraud anymore, but i do want to know — how did you get from point a to point b?

Victoria: Well, look, I guess you do deserve an explanation.

Billy: I agree. Thank you.

Victoria: And, honestly, i think that you deserve the truth, as well. The truth is that I had no intention of reconciling with ashland at all.

Billy: Well, I was hoping that was the case, but why didn’t you just tell me the plan? You know that you can trust me.

Victoria: Is it really a mystery why I wouldn’t want “the grinning soul” to do an entire podcast on clever women who flip the script on their devious and manipulative husbands?

Billy: I’m glad that you are safe and sound and single. You are single, aren’t you?

Victoria: That’s right. I want nothing more to do with ashland.

[ Knock on door ]

Ashland: [ Groans ] Stannis! Come in. Glad to see you’ve recovered so well from your trip to south america.

Stannis: About that job in peru —

Ashland: Yeah. No, no, no. No need. We’ve had many successes in the past. Peru is not one of them, but you can’t knock it out of the park every time, can you? Although I did think the task was relatively simple — to keep michael baldwin down there, to get him thrown in jail, keep him there while I control the narrative here. But it was not meant to be. I still don’t quite understand what went wrong. Perhaps there was some unforeseen exigencies we hadn’t planned for. Or maybe he’s just smarter than we are. I don’t know.

Stannis: I —

Ashland: As I said, no need to explain. But this job I’m offering you right here and right now… will give you a chance to redeem yourself.

Stannis: I assume the target is still michael baldwin?

Ashland: Oh, god, no. Let’s not bite off more than we can chew. I can’t expect you to keep up with a wily, third-rate lawyer. No, no, no. This time, the target will be much more manageable, hmm?

[ Bottle slams ] My wife.

Nikki: I am just so relieved that victoria is back and has cut all ties with ashland. I really was worried that she had walked away from us forever. I supposed I should have had more faith in her.

Nick: Well, let’s not let her off the hook entirely. I mean, she was pretty convincing when she was talking about how in love she was with ashland and how she was willing to sacrifice everything to be with him. Now that we know the whole story, it’s easy to understand why she was acting the way she was, but it was pretty cruel for her to put us through that, especially you.

Nikki: Well, I’ll tell you, if a few sleepless nights was the price we had to pay to get rid of him, it was well worth it.

Nick: [ Chuckles ]

Nikki: Now we can focus on the future.

Nick: To better days.

Nikki: Better days. Speaking of, what do you think about victoria’s job offer? I mean, even before she made it, your father had mentioned to me that he sensed that you might be perhaps interested in coming back to newman enterprises. Is that true?

Victor: I want to know what you were thinking storming out of that meeting with your siblings. It was totally inappropriate.

Adam: Well, perhaps it was, but, uh, at least it was an honest expression of how I was feeling.

Victor: Son, I don’t give a damn whether it was an honest expression or not. It was inappropriate. Your sister just came back.

Adam: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: She defeated ashland locke. She brought back $250 million of the $500 million that I paid that bastard to get out of town. She ought to be applauded, what she did.

Adam: Are you kidding me right now?

Victor: What do you mean, am I kidding you right now?

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Nick: I don’t know how real vick’s job offer was. I think it was more of a gesture of goodwill.

Nikki: Oh, that’s not the impression I got.

Nick: Before the family meeting, she told me how much she appreciated that I stood by her, even though I didn’t agree with what she was doing. I just think that, you know, it meant a lot to her.

Nikki: Well, of course it did. It meant a lot to me, too. Now just knowing the two of you are close again — that’s what every mother hopes for.

Nick: Well, I will always support my sister, no matter what, even though at times she can be extremely exasperating. Vick just needs people around her that she feels like she can trust, and she doesn’t have a lot of that. And I think that’s where the job offer came from. I’m trying not to read too much into it.

Nikki: Well, I think you should. And victoria has never let sentiment get into the way of how she runs the company. I think she appreciates you for your judgment and your business instincts.

Nick: So, you think I should take the job?

Nikki: You have to do what makes you happy. But I do know your father would be thrilled to see you and victoria working together again.

Adam: If I’m less than thrilled about victoria’s return, it’s because I can feel the ground crumbling under my feet.

Victor: Son, you must know that I would never have gone to the press to announce that you were the new ceo of newman enterprises had I known that she would be back in a week. You believe that, don’t you?

Adam: I-I believe you.

Victor: Okay.

Adam: But that means she played you, too. She used you as a pawn in her plan, okay? She knew you were gonna make that announcement. It was almost like proof to locke that she was truly exiled from the family.

Victor: Don’t you understand that she did what she thought she had to do?

Adam: Look, I — I appreciate that you gave me a chance, but i know that you were hoping she would return, okay? We discussed this.

Victor: But wait a minute, son. Yes, we discussed it, and you agreed to live with that possibility.

Adam: Yeah. I just wish that you had given me a little more time to show you what I am capable of, okay? I have a lot of great ideas. And I don’t get bogged down by my wreck of a personal life like victoria does.

Victor: Slow down. Slow down. Slow down. Implicit in what you just said is a criticism of victoria. I don’t like that anymore. I want you guys to work together. You’re very capable. You have wonderful suggestions. You’re very bright. You know that. But I want you to use your abilities and your suggestions to support victoria as ceo of the company, not to undermine her. I want you to work together as a family, not like gladiators in a damn ring.

Victoria: My biggest gamble was telling nicholas that ashland I were meeting with investors.

Billy: You had to trust him to make sure that no one would invest in the venture.

Victoria: Exactly. Everything hinged on nick telling my father everything. Either that, or he would have to read between the lines and know that that’s what I wanted him to do. Or go into overprotective, patronizing mode.

Billy: I hope for your sake it was the former.

Victoria: Well, honestly, i don’t care at this point. All that matters is that everything went exactly as i planned.

Billy: Brilliant.

Victoria: [ Chuckles ]

Billy: It took brains and courage to set a successful trap for ashland.

Victoria: And once he walked into it, I had the jet bring me back here.

Billy: So, that $250 million — that was the remainder of the money that your father gave him?

Victoria: That’s right.

Billy: And he handed that over, no questions asked?

Victoria: Not at all.

Billy: Wow. That’s fantastic.

Victoria: I didn’t know that you were so concerned about my father’s money. That is so sweet of you.

Billy: Oh, believe me, I do not care whose money it is. I just don’t want it lining ashland locke’s pockets. He should not be rewarded for this dangerous behavior. But I am very surprised that your father gave him $500 million.

Victoria: Ashland did donate half of that to nick’s charity.

Billy: Aww, that’s very sweet of him. He’s quite the humanitarian, isn’t he? You know what the worst part about this half a billion dollars was for you?

Victoria: What?

Billy: Adam. He was gonna hang that over your head forever. I can hear him now — “victoria, how dare you fall in love with a con man and cost our family a fortune?”

Victoria: Well, he could have said that all he wanted. The fact of the matter is he’s the one who initiated the deal.

Billy: That’s probably the exact reason why he made the offer, isn’t it?

Victoria: You know, I was thinking the same thing. Adam didn’t make this deal with ashland because he cared about the family. He did it because he was thinking about himself and he wanted to highlight my mistakes. But you know what? It doesn’t matter. The money came back to the newman family, the ledger is balanced, and I made everything right again.

Billy: You did it. You really did. Now you can move on from this whole situation and forget about ashland locke for good.

Victoria: That’s the plan.

Ashland: My own movements in genoa city will be limited. I will be keeping a low profile, so I will need you to be my eyes and ears where the newmans are concerned. Now, victor and adam newman have both been thorns in my side, so any information you can come up about them would be much appreciated.

Stannis: Got it. I’ll keep you updated.

Ashland: Excellent. Of course, victoria newman will be your primary target.

Stannis: You want me to tail her, keep track of her whereabouts.

Ashland: Yes. Good for you. I realize this is beneath your prodigious skill set, but after what happened in peru, we really should make sure you can walk before we try to run, yes?

Stannis: Of course.

Ashland: Yeah. So, I need to know where she goes, who she talks to, what she does. I need every single detail. If she buys a pack of gum, i want to know what flavor. Do you understand? Excellent. Keep me posted on the hour.

[ Door closes ] Hi, I’m denise.

Billy: [ Sighs ] I am so relieved, I can’t even explain the feeling that I have right now.

Victoria: Because of your limited vocabulary?

Billy: No. ‘Cause I’m overwhelmed. I honestly thought that you were making a life-changing mistake. And right now I am just so happy that ashland locke will not be a part of our kids’ lives.

Victoria: Billy, I apologize for misleading you, but I never had any intention of allowing ashland near johnny and katie ever again.

Billy: You’re not as fragile as I thought you were.

Victoria: Ugh! I’ve been telling you for years I’m not a delicate flower.

Billy: And I should have listened. I’m sure you told your family the same thing, and I’m sure they are thrilled to have you back.

Victoria: They’re adjusting to the abrupt changes, but I get the sense that everybody’s happy that things are back to the way that they should be. Aside from adam. I kind of get the sense from him that he’s disappointed that he won’t be running newman enterprises after all.

Billy: Now, that is a shame.

Nick: You know why I stayed away from the company all these years?

Nikki: Why?

Nick: I don’t like wearing suits.

Nikki: Well, that cannot possibly be true because you look so dashing in a suit.

Nick: Oh, thanks, mom. But you know what it’s like there. I mean, there’s always so much turmoil around newman enterprises. Dad feels like he needs to control every single thing that goes on in that tower. And whether it’s intentional or not, he’s created all these rivalries with vick and adam and me, and it’s crazy.

Nikki: Well, that could change.

Nick: I don’t see that happening. I just saw adam storm out of the office because dad finally gives him the job he wants — he got the big chair — and now it looks like he’s gonna have to relinquish it. I can’t even blame him for being angry.

Nikki: Well, I guess I can’t, either. I told your father that he should be ready for this possibility. I didn’t think it would happen quite so soon.

Nick: None of us did.

Nikki: [ Sis ] He knows what a minefield it is to have adam and victoria working at the company.

Nick: He can’t seem to resist pitting them against each other.

Nikki: But it’s not always on purpose. He is very concerned about their relationship.

Nick: Well, mom, he can be concerned all he wants, but this is his M.O. — To have them on opposite sides. And why would I want to subject myself to that by going into that building every day?

Nikki: It would mean a lot to your father and to your sister.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I got a great life, you know? I like what I do. I have a lot of free time. Why would I want to give all that up to go back to work at newman?

Nikki: I can’t say. But it’s obvious you’ve given it a lot of thought.

Victor: Son, listen to me. It’s time that we pull together as a family, just as we did when we got rid of ashland locke. We all did our part. And then victoria delivered the final blow. She ought to be applauded for that.

Adam: Even though she deceived us all? She manipulated us, all of us. Should she be applauded for that, too?

Victor: I understand your frustration. I really do. But just remember when this was all reversed. You grew up on a farm in kansas. You went to harvard business school. You worked on wall street. You came back into this family. They didn’t know you, did they? You were an enormous threat to them. I welcomed you. I supported you. And you know I got a lot of flak from your siblings for that.

Adam: Yeah. Well, the difference is I’m still paying for my old mistakes. I mean, nothing that I’ve done to redeem myself has made a difference to them, dad. And probably nothing ever will.

Victor: Son, give it time. I think you and nicholas are moving closer to each other, aren’t you?

Adam: Yeah. I only had to give up one of my kidneys to save his daughter’s life to get there.

Victor: And that was much appreciated, okay? That was an extraordinary gesture that no one has forgotten, alright? Now, victoria will get over this.

Adam: Dad, she doesn’t trust me.

Victor: Well, son, she cannot deny the success you had at newman media. If the three of you sat together in an office —

Adam: Wait. The three of us?

Victor: Yes.

Adam: What do you mean by that?

Victor: While you stormed out of the office, victoria extended an invitation to nicholas to join the company.

Adam: In what capacity?

Victor: They didn’t discuss specifics.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

[ Clears throat ] What did nick say?

Victor: Hasn’t given a clear answer yet, but I’m hopeful. Listen to me. If the three of you can put your brains together and work together, this would become such a formidable company. Don’t you see that?

Adam: Well, I can’t argue with that. Are you tired of clean clothes that just don’t smell clean?

Chloe: Wow. Is — is that connor?

Chelsea: That’s him.

Chloe: He is getting so big.

Chelsea: He really is. I feel like just yesterday he was learning how to walk. He wasn’t any taller than my knee, and now he’s this soccer-playing giant.

Chloe: What are you feeding that kid?

Chelsea: Mostly pizza. Thank you for, uh, coming to talk to me. You didn’t have to after i snapped at you like that. I-I feel really bad.

Chloe: I know that you have been overwhelmed. You know, you’ve been under a lot of pressure, and that’s why I was advising against you taking on something big like marchetti. I wasn’t criticizing. I was just looking out for you.

Chelsea: I know. You always have my best interests at heart. But ironically, I think that’s why I feel so much pressure.

Chloe: What do you mean?

Chelsea: I feel like I owe so much. I mean, I’m obligated to you. You created this new fashion platform at newman. You gave me a place to land. You agreed to work with adam.

[ Chuckles ] You kept the peace between me and sally when victoria dropped the fashion brand. You went to lauren and created this new deal with fenmore’S. I just feel like you create all these amazing opportunities for me, and my biggest fear is i won’t be able to live up to my end of the bargain. You know, I don’t want to let you down.

Chloe: Chelsea, you could never do that.

Chelsea: Don’t be so sure. Because I made a decision.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry, chloe, but we need to dissolve our partnership.

Nick: Thank you. You’re right. I have thought about it a lot. If I took a role in the company, I’d have a lot more say in family matters.

Nikki: Well, there have been other times when your father or victoria have tried to lure you back and you weren’t receptive. So, what’s different now?

Nick: A big part of my interest is my concern for you.

Nikki: Me?

Nick: Yeah, mom. You’re constantly in the middle of all these skirmishes. You have to tamp down all these conflicts between dad and vick, and dad and adam, and vick and adam. I mean, that’s got to take its toll on you.

Nikki: Yeah. It does. But I wouldn’t want to see you step away from new hope just for that. Believe me, I can find other ways to stay out of the fray, especially now that this crisis is over.

Nick: Well, I’m sure there’s another one right around the corner.

Nikki: I don’t know. I think things are gonna calm down for a while.

Nick: Yeah, but these lulls — they’re temporary. And I’m telling you, there’s no way ashland is gonna take this lying down. And if I’m wrong about that, this tension between adam and victoria is just gonna keep growing and growing. And it’s gonna lead to a serious problem unless somebody diffuses it. You don’t agree with me?

Nikki: I just like seeing you like this.

Nick: Like what?

Nikki: Thoughtful, loving, protective. A born leader.

Billy: When I went to summer camp as a kid, we didn’t have weekly video chats. We barely talked to our parents. That was the point. But now that I’m on the other side, I can’t wait to hear all their little stories.

Victoria: How did katie’s swim test go? I know she was really nervous about that.

Billy: She did great. She nailed it.

Victoria: Really?

Billy: Yes.

Victoria: Even the sidestroke?

Billy: Absolutely. She can’t wait to tell you about it. We do have a little problem, though. I think johnny has a crush on his counselor, and she’s 96.

Victoria: Oh, I can’t wait to hear all about that.

Billy: Mm-hmm. I have a time slot later on after dinner. You can take it if you’d like to talk to him.

Victoria: I’d love that. Thank you.

Billy: You’re welcome.

Victor: Well, I’ll be damned. If it isn’t billy boy abbott here. What are you doing here?

Billy: Oh, I’m just part of the welcome wagon. I’m sure you’re thrilled to have your daughter back.

Victor: I am, indeed, okay? Now, I need to discuss a few things with her, if you don’t mind.

Billy: Ahh. And just like that, it’s like the band’s back together. It feels like old times again. I’m not even upset that you only pretended to get out of your father’s influence.

Victor: Just for your information, old boy, victoria will never leave her family, alright? However, she has become an expert at getting rid of her toxic exes.

Victoria: Oh, by the way, thank you so much for filling me in on the kids. I really appreciate that.

Victor: By the way, how are johnny and katie?

Billy: They’re great. A couple mosquito bites, a small little battle with poison oak. Please thank your better half for sending that care package she did last week.

Victor: I shall do that.

Billy: The best part of all of this is that when they come home from camp, ashland locke will not be part of their lives.

Victor: Now, that we agree on, alright? Okay. What the hell is that idiot doing here? For heaven’s sake. Nice to come back in here and see you hard at work and only to find billy boy abbott here.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Well, like he said, it’s just like old times.

Victor: [ Sighs ] I’ve been looking at the fourth-quarter projections of our european holdings, and i think it’s about time we get rid of them.

Victoria: Daddy, um, before we dive back into work, I think that we just need to put… just everything on the table. So please be honest with me.

Victor: About what?

Victoria: How upset are you with me really?

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] Kids can change minds…

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Victor: Before I answer your question, I have one of my own. How much did billy boy know about your plan to get revenge on ashland locke?

Victoria: Daddy, I didn’t tell him anything, nothing at all. In fact, he was furious with me. He threatened legal action. He didn’t want ashland anywhere near the kids. I’m just glad that he knows now that it’s something that I had to do.

Victor: Well, I’m very glad he didn’t know anything before because he would have blabbered about it on his sad podcast, okay? And your plan would have been ruined.

Victoria: I said the same thing to him. I think you and I really do think alike.

Victor: Why didn’t you confide in me? You know I wouldn’t betray your trust.

Victoria: No, dad, I know that. I do, but I didn’t want to put you in a position where you had to lie to mom.

Victor: Oh. Okay, that makes sense. I understand now.

Victoria: Plus, if I had told you, there’s a chance you wouldn’t have held that press conference announcing adam as ceo.

Victor: Was that helpful?

Victoria: Yes, daddy, it was instrumental. I needed ashland to see that and believe that the ties with my family had been irrevocably broken.

Victor: Now, what if nicholas hadn’t come to me and told me about your — your plan, I mean, that you were gonna meet investors? This was very risky.

Victoria: Yes. I know. It was risky. It was. But I had everything to gain, and I had nothing to lose. Unless…

Victor: Unless what?

Victoria: Unless…

[ Sighs ] I mean, do I still have my job? Or is adam now ceo?

Victor: You handled this whole thing so well. You had a plan. You executed it. You took revenge on ashland locke. Taught him a lesson he will never forget — no one threatens the newmans and gets away with it. No one. Now… I’m very proud of the way you handled it all. I’m proud of you. I’m proud of your ability to run this company. You have proven yourself in the past. You’re very capable and very strong. That answer your question?

Victoria: Yes. It does. Thank you so much for your confidence in me. I appreciate it.

[ Breathes deeply ] Now, for my first order of business, I would like to get nicholas to accept the job offer. Do you have a sense of whether he will be joining the company?

Victor: I have no clue. I mean, uh… I don’t know which way he’s leaning.

Victoria: Well, what do you think? Do you think I have a shot at bringing him here?

Victor: If anyone has a shot, I think you do.

Nikki: I have bounced back and forth between coo and co-ceo a lot lately, so if you are interested, one of those two positions would be available.

Nick: I don’t think that’s what victoria meant when she made the job offer. I think she was thinking more, you know, smaller, like an advisory role.

Nikki: Oh, no, I don’t think so. I think there’s a reason that she left it open-ended — so that you can decide where you want to fit in the organization. I mean, both the family and the company needs somebody who is grounded, who is not afraid to walk away if the price of power is too high.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] I think you’re overestimating what i bring to the table, mom.

Nikki: No. I don’T. I think you have a unique vantage point because you understand what victoria and adam are going through.

Nick: Yeah. I guess. I have fallen into the same traps.

Nikki: But you grew out of needing your father’s approval because you have the confidence in knowing that you can be a success without him, and that is very valuable to the company. I mean, you could be the moral compass.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Well, it’s not really how I see myself, but sharon said something very similar to that to me recently. She thinks I could provide some balance.

Nikki: Well, I hope that you will consider it.

Nick: Well, no matter what i decide, you have given me a lot to think about, mom.

Chloe: You don’t want to work with me anymore? I feel like that’s a bit of an overreaction to the issues that we’re having.

Chelsea: But it’s not. It’s actually the only solution because you were right.

Chloe: About what?

Chelsea: About everything.

[ Sighs ] I’m distracted. I’ve been missing deadlines. I’ve spread myself too thin.

Chloe: I could help you come up with a plan to get caught up on that.

Chelsea: It’s really sweet of you to offer. But the truth is, I’m not emotionally prepared to throw myself into launching this business. And I didn’t want to admit it to myself that I wasn’t ready. I didn’t want to admit it to my best friend, who’s poured everything into making this work. I mean, you put your heart and soul into this line. But…the longer I pretend, the more defensive I get and the more damage I will cause our friendship.

[ Sighs ] I’m really sorry, chloe. Can you ever forgive me?

Chloe: I would just hate for you to give up on your dreams.

Chelsea: But that’s not what this is. I think I’ve just — I’ve think I’ve been trying to make everyone else happy for so long, you know, be the old version of myself. And maybe I’ll get there eventually. Or maybe I’ll go in a different direction entirely. I just know I don’t have it in me to give this business my full focus, and that’s what it requires right now. Are you furious with me?

Chloe: No. No. I am not. I… I’ve been really worried about you. I knew something was wrong, and if this is what you need to do to take care of yourself, then i support you 100%.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Chloe: So, do you want me to relay the news to lauren and summer?

Chelsea: That’s okay. I have a meeting on the books with lauren. I will tell her, I will void the deal with fenmore’s, and then i will let summer and kyle know i am turning down the marchetti deal.

Chloe: Well, I think they’ll appreciate hearing from you.

Chelsea: You sure you’re not upset with me? I know how excited you were to get up and running.

Chloe: I’m not angry. A little brokenhearted, yes. But I think it’s better to lose the business partnership than to lose our friendship. And till now, I think that that’s where we were headed. And thank you for having the guts to face what you’re going through — and for being honest with me.

Chelsea: Well, thank you for being so understanding. And, you know, I would not have made this decision, except i knew that you were gonna be in high demand. Everyone’s gonna be dying to work with you, with your skill set. I mean, do you know what you want to do next or…?

Chloe: I have some ideas.

Chelsea: Could I help in any way? I’ll be glad to make some calls for you.

Chloe: No, no, no. Don’t worry about me. I’ll figure something out.

Victor: You know that I’ve always hoped that nicholas will join the company. If you had asked me a few weeks ago if he were inclined to do so, I would have said there’s not a chance in hell. But I think things are different now.

Victoria: How?

Victor: Seems to me he’s prioritizing his family more than he has in a long, long time. A telling sign was that he came to me to warn me of your plan to meet with investors. He was willing to risk your anger to help you, to help the family.

Victoria: I know.

Victor: You know that I’ve always impressed upon you kids that loyalty within a family is the most important part. And I think what he did is exemplary of that loyalty, okay? He knows what’s good for the family now.

Victoria: Well, I haven’t always appreciated nick’s brand of loyalty, but I do intend to make up for that now.

Victor: Now, along those same lines, I hope that you will show some appreciation for adam and what he can contribute.

Victoria: Yes. Well, that’s something to think about. Do you expect that adam will hang around?

Victor: Well, let me ask you. Do you think he will just walk away?

Billy: You know, come to think of it, I was never able to buy you that celebratory drink for your new position as ceo. Now, with victoria back in town, unfortunately for you, you will no longer be in charge.

Adam: Oh, go to hell, billy.

Billy: Did you even get a chance to unpack? Or does the nameplate on the office door just keep revolving?

Adam: Are you enjoying yourself?

Billy: Yes. Immensely. Let me ask you one more question — because I’ve lost count. How many times is it now that your father’s given you the hook?

Adam: Don’t you have a dark room to go sit in?

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: So you can record your little pathetic ramblings for your podcast?

Billy: Got to give it to victoria. I mean, she crushed it. Not only did she get rid of locke, but she got all the money back and she sent you packing. That right there is a true trifecta.

Chloe: Sally. It’s chloe. I’ve been giving your offer a lot of thought, and I was hoping we could get together and discuss it further.

Victoria: Dad, please don’t make me feel guilty a– about not being enthusiastic to work with adam. Clearly, he feels the same way about me, given the way that he stormed out of the family meeting. I mean, he can’t even stand to be in the same room with me. That doesn’t exactly make for a healthy working relationship.

Victor: Sweetheart, don’t you understand that he’s very frustrated right now?

Victoria: Look, I get it. I get it. I understand where he’s coming from. He feels entitled to run the company, never mind the fact that he hasn’t integrated chanccomm and newman media. That’s a work in progress, but he just wants to wash his hands of the whole thing and move on to bigger and better things.

Victor: I think it is in your best interest to take what he has to say seriously, alright?

Victoria: Of course. I’m always willing to listen, but I’m not gonna be a fool and let my guard down. I’m not gonna do that. Adam is constantly trying to undermine me.

Victor: I made it very clear to him that it is in his best interest to remain loyal.

Victoria: Do you really think he cares about that?

Victor: Sweetheart… he has been working very hard to be accepted by this family. He is not gonna do anything to jeopardize that.

Billy: Have you broken the news to sally yet, that she’s about to get demoted so you can take your old job back? Might be trouble in paradise. She might feel like she bet on the wrong horse.

Adam: I notice you’re using a lot of gambling phrases today, billy. Are you reverting back to your old ways?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Oh, buddy, you can’t distract me today. Nope. I get to sit back and watch you fail spectacularly. You lose your big job, possibly your girl, and that little bit of respect that victor had for you.

Adam: Oh, boy, it must be the happiest day of your life.

Billy: It’s pretty up there. It stings, doesn’t it? Your plan to get rid of locke cost you half a billion dollars, and it didn’t work. You needed your sister to come in and clean things up for you. You must be in a world of hurt, with your back up against the wall.

Adam: That’s right. I do. But you of all people should know that’s when I’m most dangerous.

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