Young & The Restless Transcript
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Victoria: You’re not welcome here.
Ashland: I figured that. Regardless, I have some things to say.
Victoria: This is one of your stunts. You’re trying to shake me up, rattle me. It’s not gonna work. You know, I really would’ve hoped by now you would’ve learned not to underestimate me.
Ashland: No, believe me, i will never make that mistake again. But I do feel you owe it to me to at least hear me out.
Victor: We don’t owe you a damn thing, ashland locke. I don’t think you have anything ofnterest to say to either me or victoria.
Victoria: Actually, I’m intrigued. There’s nothing left for you in genoa city, so I want to know why did you come back?
Adam: Look, I’m not gonna stand by and allow you to be used as a pawn in another round of the newman power plays.
Sally: Well, I appreciate that, but I’m a little troubled by what you just said, that you’re gonna find a solution and I don’t know want to know how. I — I don’t like the way that sounds.
Adam: Well, I didn’t mean to alarm you. You know, I just got a little worked up. Using hyperbole to prove a point, that’s all.
Sally: Are you sure? ‘Cause you were just talking about getting revenge on your family. I’m just really concerned where that could lead you.
Adam: You have nothing to worry about. Okay? My temper just got the best of me today, that’s all. I have no plans to get myself in troublE.
Sally: Does that mean you plan on getting someone else in trouble?
Adam: I just want you to focus on being ceo of newman media.
Sally: [ Sighs ]
Adam: You’re gonna have to trust me that I’m gonna do what’s right. I’m gonna find a solution that works for everybody.
Sally: I do trust you. I’m just having a little trouble envisioning what that solution could be because victor and victoria have never considered me a valuable part of newman media. They have only tolerated me because you want me here, and nick and nikki aren’t allies. So there’s gonna be nobody in the executive suite clamoring for me to stay on as ceo. It just doesn’t look good.
Adam: I know the value you bring to this company, okay? You belong in that chair, and i am gonna do whatever it takes to keep you in that chair. It’s where you belong.
Sally: What about where you belong?
Noah: Oh, there she is, jabot’s number-one new intern.
Allie: Oh, stop. I just started. It is too soon to say that.
Noah: Well, I got confidence in you. How was your first day?
Allie: Oh, my gosh, it was so fantastic. I loved, loved, loved orientation. They were so thorough.
[ Sighs ] I can’t wait to start working on the projects in the lab.
Noah: Yeah, I mean, sounds exciting. Chemicals and beakers and all that stuff.
Allie: You have not done chemistry since high school, have you?
Noah: No, no, I have not, but I’m trying my best to act like i know what I’m talking about, so if you can just play along, that would be great.
Allie: Okay, okay, well, I am super excited to get practical experience with everything i learned in school. So I’m interested in discovering how science is done in an academic setting versus how it’s done in…
[ Sighs ] I’m sorry.
Noah: What, why are you sorry?
Allie: Here I am going on and on about my fun new internship, and I know you’re not really feeling fulfilled with your career at the moment, so…
Noah: That’s true, but there’s no need to apologize. You know, it’s good that you’re so excited about your new job. That’s what we all want, right? Matter of fact, I think we should celebrate. Would you want to go to dinner with me?
Allie: Oh, sure, yeah, but we could just get something here. I really need a muffin —
Noah: No, allie, I — I mean like a real dinner.
Allie: Noah newman, are you asking me out on a date?
Noah: I mean, we — we don’t have to put a label on it if you don’t want to call it that. I just think that we should commemorate your success, and i want to thank you for listening to me about my dilemma with my dad. Talking it out really helped.
Allie: Good, I’m glad. Have you come to a decision? Are you still thinking about leaving new hope?
Ashland: Well, I came back here to genoa city to collect my things, the personal items i believe you had boxed up.
Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Seriously?
Ashland: Yeah. They have enormous sentimental value to me. I cherish them.
Victoria: I had those things moved into a storage unit. I’ll just text you theinformation so that you can retrieve them.
Ashland: I would appreciate that.
Victoria: And once you do, you can take your little knickknacks and you can leave town.
Ashland: Oh, believe me, i plan to.
Victor: Ashland, you didn’t come here to pick up a damn box. Why are you really here?
Ashland: I want you both to hear what I have to say.
Victor: I’m listening.
Ashland: Well, first of all, I want you both to know that i understand there’s no coming back from what happened. And I want to commend you both. After all these years, you managed to achieve something that many have tried to do and failed — you took me on and you beat me at my own game. Want your clothes to smell freshly
Noah: I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I think leaving new hope is the best move for me. Now I just have to figure out how to talk to my dad about it.
Allie: Well, you two are so close. I’ve got to believe that he’s gonna understand.
Noah: Yeah, I think he will, but it’s complicated.
Allie: I get it. He has no idea this is coming, so… what are you gonna do?
Noah: I think I’ll stay on at new hope for now, until he gets settled in at the new job or until I find a quality replacement. I don’t want to undermine his decision to go back to newman enterprises. It was a pretty big deal for him.
Allie: That’s really considerate of you.
Noah: And I also don’t want to give my parents another reason to worry, because they will. I can already hear, “oh, he left new hope, he’s directionless, he’s lost.” I’m getting kind of tired of all that. I mean, I could be 50 years old, on top of the world, and they’d still be like, “noah, we’re really not sure about your life choices.”
Allie: You know they only do that because they love you so much, right?
Noah: Yeah, yeah, you’re right. I’m lucky to have them. But you have got off-topic.
Noah: Yeah, you distracted me with all this conversation of new hope, my parents, my poor life choices. All I really wanted to know was if you’d go to dinner with me.
Allie: Right, about that…
Noah: No pressure. I just want to know what you think.
Allie: I would love to go to dinner with you, noah.
Adam: You forgot that i actually excel at creating new opportunities for myself.
Sally: I know. But what could you possibly do that would be more meaningful? You created newman media. This is your baby, much more than it is mine. Look at everything you’ve accomplished. Think of all the possibilities the future holds.
Adam: And that is why you are the one that deserves to run this company. You have such enthusiasm. Still embracing all that potential that we created, despite whatever challenges are gonna come your way.
Sally: Yeah, I mean, I’ve never been one to let chaos stop me from going after what I want. Something we have in common.
Adam: Yes. But I don’t want to run this company, okay? Things are different now that I’ve been kicked out of the top spot of the empire yet again. It’s more about just succeeding at business. I can’t go back to being under victor’s thumb, answering to victoria. She’ll never trust me.
Sally: And you think she’ll trust me to run her media division?
Adam: I will convince her.
Adam: You said you believed in me.
Sally: Absolutely. But I wouldn’t mind a detail or two.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Okay, look, you may have committed some sins in your past, but right now you’re guilty by association, and that is not fair. So I’m gonna convince victoria that I’m no longer any part of this.
Sally: I’m still not sure what that means.
Adam: Just know that I am gonna do everything to persuade victoria that you should be judged solely on your merits, of which there are many. You are extraordinary in every way. Do you believe me now?
Sally: [ Chuckles ] I think we should get out of here so I can show you just how much I love you.
Victoria: I have to say, i didn’t really expect you to admit defeat like that. It’s not like you have another move. You’ve lost.
Ashland: As anyone who’s listened to the most recent “grinning soul” podcast already knows. I assume you were the source who told him about my cancer.
Victor: You mean your make-believe cancer, right?
Victoria: Well, as you know, the truth usually has a way of revealing itself.
Ashland: Yes, it does. I just didn’t expect this truth to come out in this way. I assumed you would hang onto this chip to keep me at bay.
Victoria: Well, initially, i thought that was the best strategy, but after hearing the podcast, I was actually glad that information was out there so that the whole world knows exactly who you are. You have no more power. And if you were even thinking about going on the attack, i would forget it if I were you.
Ashland: I didn’t come here for revenge.
Ashland: Yes, I mean that.
Ashland: In fact, I came here hoping that you would show me a bit of mercy before I leave genoa city.
Victoria: What could we possibly do for you?
Ashland: I would like to have one last visit and a final goodbye to my son.
Victor: You mean kyle’s son.
Ashland: Yes, I won’t fight you on that, but you know how much he means to me. It would mean everything if i could just see him one more time.
Victoria: Your relationship with harrison is not my concern anymore, ashland.
Ashland: I understand that. But we all know that victor orchestrated the restraining order. And so, victor, you are the only one who could lift it. Two phone calls. One to the judge, one to kyle. Please. You’ve taken everything else away from me. Can’t you just give me this? Here’s liz, whose bladder leaks drop in uninvited.
Victor: Look, ashland locke, after all the damage you have done to our family, the pain you have caused my daughter, the heartache, the deceit, you belong behind bars.
Ashland: I’m asking father-to-father, victor.
Victor: Oh, don’t give me that nonsense. Why the hell would I allow you to be anywhere near that boy? You’re a monster.
Ashland: You know, in all my years of experience, I’ve found the man who was stripped of everything is the most dangerous.
Victoria: Is that a threat?
Ashland: It’s an observation.
Victoria: You walked in here so calm and deferential ’cause you wanted us to grant you a favor, but now that my father’s refused you, you’re baring your teeth?
Ashland: I’m just saying, if you kick a dog enough times, eventually he will bite back.
Victor: If anyone in my family is bitten by your damn dog, I will kill you myself. Now get out of my sight.
Ashland: I came in peace. I will go quietly. You’ll never see me again.
[ Sighs ]
Noah: So what time do you want to eat?
Allie: Okay, I have to be honest, I did not eat anything today.
Noah: Could you not find the cafeteria?
Allie: No, I could find the cafeteria. I was just so nervous and excited for my first day that i could barely eat anything. The point is, I’m really hungry.
Noah: Okay, so sooner rather than later — I can do that.
Allie: Okay, so I will go home and change and then I’ll meet you there.
Noah: I mean, I’d rather do the gentlemanly thing and pick you up at the abbott house.
Allie: Okay. That works. Okay, so then give me a little bit of time, and then I will see you soon.
Allie: Okay. Okay.
Noah: [ Chuckles ]
Sharon: Oh, I was just coming to see if you and allie wanted something to eat.
Noah: Oh, she had to run home.
Sharon: Do you want something?
Noah: No, I’m good. I’m actually about to head out myself.
Sharon: You got plans?
Noah: As a matter of fact, i do. Allie and I are going to dinner.
Sharon: Mm, well, that explains that smile.
Noah: [ Chuckles ] Celebrating her first day at jabot.
Sharon: Oh, I didn’t know she worked there.
Noah: Yeah, in the lab, putting that chemistry degree to work.
Sharon: Oh, well, she must be thrilled, and you two will have a lot to talk about now that you have an expanded role at new hope.
Noah: [ Chuckles ] You overheard us, didn’t you?
Sharon: Yes, I did. I didn’t mean to, but, yes. Noah, I heard you talking about leaving new hope.
Noah: And, what, now you’re worried I’m going in the wrong direction. -Fixed. -That’s my son.
Sharon: I’m not judging your decision to leave new hope. I just — I’m trying to understand.
Noah: I haven’t made a final decision yet.
Sharon: But you are leaning in that direction, right?
Sharon: Hmm. Well, when I saw the look on your face when your dad was talking to you, I couldn’t tell if you were apprehensive or you were just disinterested in taking on a bigger role, but I’m surprised that you want to leave new hope altogether. I thought you liked it there.
Noah: I do, but I love all the work the organization accomplishes. It was really nice to be a part of that.
Noah: I feel like an outsider there. It’s dad’s passion project. It’s not mine, but he’s counting on me and I don’t want to disappoint him.
Sharon: I think that he’s gonna be thrown to hear that you don’t want to work there anymore, but I — the only way you would ever disappoint him is if you continue to bottle up your feelings. There’s no way he would want you to stay on there out of some obligation to him. In that kind of work, to be successful, you really have to have your heart in it.
Noah: I agree, but unfortunately, that doesn’t make me feel any less guilty. Dad, he needs me to take over. And if I left now, there’d be twice as much work. So I’ll stay on now until he gets comfortable at the new job or until I find a quality replacement.
Sharon: Everything is gonna work out and new hope will go on, no matter what.
Noah: Thank you for saying that. But if you can, please keep this between the two of us, at least for now.
Sharon: Of course. I just want you to be happy. What do you think would get you there? What are you looking for?
Noah: I don’t know. I’m trying. There’s something out there for me, I know it.
Sharon: Something out there. Would you leave genoa city again?
Noah: No. I’ve got way too many reasons to stick around.
Allie: Hi, traci.
Traci: Hey. Wait, wait, wait! I’m dying to hear how your first day went.
Allie: Oh, uh… it was so amazing. But it was just orientation. And, you know, there’s not much to tell about it.
Traci: Oh, well, I-I get the feeling that you’re trying to rush upstairs.
Allie: Oh. Sorry. Um… noah asked me out to dinner, and I just have to get ready before he gets here.
Traci: I see.
Allie: I have to goet ready.
[ Both laugh ]
Traci: Okay. That’s why you’re more cited than just about jabot. And I’m so glad that you’ve been able to find this lovely friend in noah.
Allie: Thanks, traci. This is, uh — this is pretty fancy for us. We usually just hang out, so…
Traci: Oh. Sounds kind of like a proper date. I see. Okay. That’s how it is. All right. No, we can talk about jabot just any timE. You go on upstairs and get ready for your date. Go on.
[ Chuckles ]
Nick: You got a lot of nerve returning to town, let alone this office. If you were smart, you’d walk out that door and never come back.
Ashland: Nice to see you, too, nick. And you’re right. Coming here was clearly a mistake.
Nick: I knew he’d show up here. What did he want?
Victoria: Everything’s fine.
Nick: That’s not an answer.
Victor: The bastard expected us to help him.
Nick: What did he want?
Victoria: He wanted to arrange a visit with harrison.
Nick: Why would he show up here asking for that?
Victoria: Look, I told you already. I don’t want to waste any more energy on ashland, okay?
Nick: Vic, I still have questions.
Victoria: Well, dad can fill you in later. Right now, and more importantly, I nt to know how your recon mission went with sally.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Not like I expected.
“The young and the restless”
Allie: Does this look all right?
Traci: Oh, my goodness. It’s perfect. You look just beautiful.
Allie: This is one of the dresses that summer foisted on me. I don’t usually dress like this.
[ Both laugh ]
Traci: Well, you wouldn’t know it to look at you. It looks perfectly natural.
Allie: Thanks, traci. You always know what to say.
[ Doorbell rings ]
Noah: Wow. You, uh… you look great.
Allie: Yeah. So do you. C-come in.
Traci: Hey, noah.
Noah: Hey, traci. It’s good to see you.
Traci: Thank you. You too. And you guys look so cute. I should be, like, taking photos or something.
Allie: Oh, please don’T.
Noah: Starting to feel like prom.
Traci: Yeah. Hey, are you sure that you want to go to dinner now?
Noah: Early-bird special for this one.
Allie: I’m really hungry.
Traci: Okay. Don’t let me get in your way. Come on. You guys go, go, go and have a really, really great time. Have fun, honey.
[ Chuckles ]
Victor: Why did you see sally spectra?
Nick: I went to see sally to get information about adam, to see if he was serious about leaving newman.
Victor: I see.
Nick: I never actually spoke to sally, though, because I ran into adam first. He didn’t offer up anything, but honestly, he seemed far more interested in sally’s fate. He really wants her to keep her job.
Victoria: And you told him that I didn’t see a future for her at newman media, didn’t you?
Nick: He was being up front with me. I saw no reason to keep that information from him.
Victor: Well, now, victoria and I disagree on that. I think allowing sally spectra to stay on will ensure the fact that adam would come back, right? Where’d you leave things with him?
Nick: Adam wants to speak to victoria directly. He seems to believe that you two can come to some sort of arrangement.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
Victoria: That’s him. He wants to meet.
Victor: I bet that means that he’s willing to come back as ceo of newman media, provided that sally stays on as coo.
Victoria: Well, it’s just as likely that he wants to meet to tell me that I should keep sally as ceo.
Victor: Well, let’s find out. , No matter what type of dog you have…
Sharon: Hi, traci. Good to see you.
Traci: Hi, sharon. How are you? You know, I know how difficult these last few months have been for you.
Sharon: Yeah. It gets a little better each day, but I really appreciate you checking in with me any time I see you. You know, things move so fast around here, it’s really nice when somebody remembers rey, so thank you.
Traci: Of course, I think of you. In fact, I just saw noah.@@ He came by the house to pick up allie.
Sharon: I think the two of them actually have their first official date tonight.
Traci: They are so adorable. It’s just ridiculous. You know, she’s — she’s really shy and quiet, and that all goes away when she’s around noah. I think they really have a connection.
Sharon: I agree with you. I noticed he’s genuinely happy every time I see him with her. And that’s all I want is for him to be happy.
Traci: [ Chuckles ]
Sharon: Do you want your usual order?
Traci: Yes, please.
Traci: Sharon, you sure you’re okay?
Sharon: Yeah, I’m fine. I just — I’m worried about noah. Not his personal life. I think allie’s wonderful.
Traci: Okay. What’s left to be concerned about?
Sharon: Well, when noah came back from london, he was so lost. But he really managed to turn things around and I thought he had finally settled into a career path and found his way. But now I’m not so sure.
Allie: [ Sighs ]
Noah: Oh, okay. Cool. My dad and grandfather are here. That is the perfect atmosphere for a date.
Allie: Well, abby does own the place, so I guess neither of us should be surprised to see family here.
Noah: Yeah, I guess not.
Allie: You want to go somewhere else?
Noah: No, no, it’ll be fine. We’ll just get a table very, very far away.
[ Chuckles ] We should go say hi first, though.
Allie: Okay. Sure, definitely.
[ Indistinct conversation ]
Noah: So they’ll just let anyone into this place now, huh?
Victor: Noah, my goodness. How are you, old boy?
Nick: Allie, how are you doing?
Allie: Great to see you, nick.
Noah: Grandpa, this is allie nguyen.
Victor: A, yes. Are you jack abbott’s granddaughter?
Allie: Yes, I am.
[ Chuckles ]
Victor: Well, I won’t hold that against you.
Allie: I’ve heard stories about the abbotts versus the newmans.
Victor: Some of them actually true. Would you like to join us for dinner?
Noah: Oh, that’s very kind, grandpa, but I —
Nick: Yeah, dad, I’m sure the last thing he wants to do is hang out with his old man and his grandpa tonight.
Noah: Thank you for the invitation, but I think we’re gonna get our own table.
Nick: Hey, before you go and order dinner, pretend like we’re not here…
Noah: What’s that?
Nick: We haven’t told your grandfather the big news yet.
Victor: Which is?
Nick: Since I’m coming back to newman, noah is gonna be taking on more of a leadership role at new hope.
Victor: Oh, well, that’ll be a good experience for you.
Nick: Speaking of which, I have some things I need to forward to you that need to be handled A.S.A.P.
Noah: Yeah. Okay, I’ll make sure it gets handled.
Nick: Everything alright?
Noah: Yeah. Yeah. We’ll talk later, okay? We just want to go grab our table.
Victor: Noah, you know your grandfather’s a big spender, so dinner’s on me.
Noah: Thank you, grandpa.
Victor: Nice meeting you.
Allie: Lovely meeting you guys.
[ Knock on door ]
Adam: You got a minute?
Victoria: [ Sighs ] Not much more than that. I’ve been playing catch up these days, so if you can get right to the point, it would be much appreciated.
Victoria: Let me guess. You’re here because you’ve changed your mind and you want to go back to running newman media.
Adam: [ Sighs ] That ship has sailed. I’m here because I know you want to fire sally.
Victoria: Well, she wasn’t exactly qualified to be coo. I think as ceo, she’ll be a little out of her depth.
Adam: Well, that’s actually not true. She more than proved herself as my partner. We ran newman media, and I have all the confidence in the world that she could lead that division to new heights. And no one will work harder than her.
Victoria: Well, as talented as she may be, there are bigger issues at play.
Adam: You mean my relationship with her?
Victoria: You and I both know that it would delight you for things to go wrong at the company. And clearly, sally wants to make you happy. I mean, it would certainly be an incentive for her to do a less than great job as ceo.
Adam: Victoria. Look, I know that you view me as a threat and you have to look at sally the same way. But I would argue you should give her more credit than that. She’s her own person. She’s not an extension of me, and she has no interest in tanking newman media. She’s actually eager and building a good reputation in the business world.
Victoria: Are you sure about that? I did my due diligence. I looked into that fashion house that she ran in los angeles. You know, she pulled a lot of stunts that gave her a terrible, terrible reputation.
Adam: Yeah, well, she’s matured and changed. She wants to put that behind her.
Victoria: That’s so funny, because people used to say the exact same thing about you and — and look at you now. So you can’t blame me for being skeptical.
Adam: Sally is not a hardened cynic like me. Her transformation is genuine. So this fear of her is misplaced, victoria.
Victoria: Scared? I’m not scared of sally. I simply want people that I can rely on in key roles in this corporation. People that I know that I can trust.
Adam: Look, sally is very conscientious, and she’s hard working and, yes, reliable. I’m telling you, you give her a chance, she will surprise you.
Victoria: How am I supposed to do that when her primary loyalty is to you?
Adam: Victoria, you don’t have to worry about that. You don’t have to worry about my influence on sally anymore.
This is john. Heart, and I don’t think his
Sharon: I know he’s an adult,
Sharon: I know he’s an adult, but I still worry about noah.
Traci: Well, you’re his mother. Of course you do. That’s kind of what you’re supposed to do.
Sharon: Yeah, I just feel like he needs some guidance.
Traci: Yeah, I understand. You know, noah is an artist at heart, and I don’t think his path is ever going to be straight and clear, like a lot of his peers, including his family. I know a little about that. Take a look at me. I mean, I figured out that i could write when I was in school, but how long did it take me to realize I could make a career doing that? I think noah may have to just sort of explore a few things, you know, until he finds that perfect thing that makes him the happiest. He is such a smart and talented young man. He is going to find his way.
Allie: Can I ask you something?
Noah: Oh, about the menu? Crab enchiladas is the way to go.
Allie: No, not about the food. When your dad brought up that new hope business, you didn’t hesitate to say that you’d take care of it. Noah, are you having second thoughts about stepping away?
Noah: No. It’s just… I don’t want to talk about that. Tonight is about you. I just want to celebrate your exciting new internship at jabot and not worry about anything else.
Victoria: So you’re saying that you no longer have any influence over sally, your partner?
Adam: That’s right.
Victoria: You know, I just don’t know why I would believe that she would prioritize newman’s interests and my expectations over her feelings for you.
Adam: Well, you should believe it, because there is no sally and adam anymore. It’s not working out, so I’m breaking it off. It’s over.
Sally: Adam? Are you here?
[ Sighs ]
Nick: Any word from adam or victoria?
Nick: I really hope they can come to some understanding. But the thing that concerns me the most is whatever it is ashland’s up to right now because he cannot be trusted.
Victor: You know he’s out for revenge. You know that. The question is, how long will he stay in genoa city?
Nick: He should already be gone.
Victor: He shouldn’t have been back here in the first place.
Nick: Well, we need to tell kyle and summer that he’s back in town. They need to be on the alert.
Victor: I couldn’t agree with you more. Who knows what that son of a bitch is up to next? We got to stay vigilant.
Ashland: [ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Exhales sharply ]
Victoria: The symbol on the ring is a crest of a scottish lord named roger loch. I know it’s not your given name, but I think that it represents who you are now.
Ashland: You — you researched the name and then tracked this down?
[ Sighs ]
Ashland: [ Chuckles ] I will cherish this forever. There are a dozen reasons that i don’t deserve your love, but i thank god every day that you came into my life.
[ Crying ]
[ Sniffles ] Ahh! Ahh! Ahh! Ah! Ah! Ahhhh!
[ Breathing heavily ] Ah!
[ Grunts ] Ah! Ahhh.
[ Grunts ] Ah! Ah!
[ Breathing heavily ]