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Sally: [ Sniffles ] I am leaving now, so if you want to go through my things to make sure I’m not taking off with any office supplies, be my guest. Go ahead.

Nick: That won’t be necessary.

Sally: Okay. Well, I guess this is goodbye.

Nick: I mean, if you want it to be.

Sally: What?

Nick: We talked about it.

Victoria: And, uh, we have decided to keep you on, at least in the short term.

Sally: Okay. What’s the catch?

[ Door opens, closes ]

Jack: Uh, bad timing. I apologize.

Noah: No worries. I mean, this is your house, right?

Allie: Yeah. We — we apologize.

Jack: Well, now that we’ve all apologized…

Noah: I was just dropping allie off.

Allie: Yeah, we — we had a great day at the gcac rooftop pool with mariah and tessa, and then went to the coffeehouse.

Jack: Well, that sounds like great fun. You know, you’re always welcome to use our pool. You can invite all your friends over anytime you like.

Noah: Oh. Thank you, jack. That’s — that’s very generous of you.

Jack: Okay, well, I’ll, uh, see you later.

Noah: Are you okay?

Allie: Oh, my god! That was so awkward.

Noah: Come on. It was not that bad.

Allie: Okay. That was my grandfather. What if victor walked in on us?

Noah: Okay. Good point. But, hey, moments pass. I’m sure jack’s already forgotten all about it, so there’s nothing to worry about.

Phyllis: Okay. Well, this is the first meeting of the disappear diane club, or the jettison jenkins foundation.

Nikki: Phyllis, I understand you need to inject a little humor here, but the reality is, this is a dire situation. We have got to get diane out of town before she does some real harm to people we love.

Phyllis: Oh, no one agrees with you more than I on that.

Ashley: So let’s get down to business. How do we make it happen?

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Ashland, you in there?

[ Knock on door ]

[ Knock on door ] Excuse me. Uh, I was wondering if you could help me. My friend is staying here, and I’m worried about him. He has a heart condition, and he’s not answering his phone or the door. So I was just wondering if you could let me in.

I’m not supposed to do that.

Adam: But, um, what if something happened to him? I mean, he could be hurt or worse. You know, I could never live with myself if something happened to him, and now I’ve asked you to help, so, unfortunately, I’ve brought you into this dilemma, too. Thank you.

[ Lock clicks ] Thank you. Ashland? Ash–

What a mess.

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Nick: Vick and I talked about it, and we agreed that some of your ideas that you mentioned during your — what’d you call it? — An outpouring?

Victoria: As emotional as it was.

Nick: Have real potential. And we would like to give you the chance to see them through.

Sally: So you want me to stay on at newman media?

Victoria: We’ll consider you an interim ceo for a period of time. I think 90 days is reasonable. And then, we’ll evaluate your performance, and if you can meet or hopefully exceed our expectations, we’ll keep you on. However, I want to make it very clear that I fully expect newman media to play a key role in moving the entire company forward, and if you cannot demonstrate the leadership to do that, then, well, we’ll have no choice but to replace you with someone who can.

Sally: No pressure. Yes. Yes, I’m up for the challenge.

Nick: We realize we’re asking a lot of someone to run a company of this size, like you — no offense — but adam obviously had a lot of faith in you, but I’m sure he thought he’d be around to help guide you through it.

Sally: I can do this without his help.

Victoria: I suggest that you think about this very carefully before taking it on. There’s a lot more riding on this than just your pride. Millions of dollars worth of revenue, people’s livelihoods, their professional reputations, so if you can’t say with complete certainty that you can do the job, you should let me know now. I would be more than happy to give you a robust severance package and a positive recommendation for wherever you may want to go. The choice is yours.

Sally: I am exactly the right person to be running this company. I promise you will not regret this decision.

Victoria: Okay. Good. I look forward to working with you.

[ Door closes ]

Adam: He’s not in there.

Your friend must be a troublemaker.

Adam: Oh, you don’t know the half of it.

Ashland: Why are you here?

Adam: Uh, I came to check on you. You were M.I.A. I was worried about you. And what happened here? Were you robbed? Maybe we should call the police.

Ashley: So I think it’s obvious that kyle is the only one who has any influence with diane, right? I mean, he invited her to stay here, and he was putting her up the gcac.

Nikki: And he hired her at marchetti. We have to make him realize that that woman is not to be trusted.

Ashley: Could you speak to summer? Get her to open kyle’s eyes?

Phyllis: I’ve already spoken to summer about this like a million times. She just wants to support kyle. I’m not the best messenger when it comes to kyle and summer. I get very emotional when it comes to diane, and they both have decided that I’ve lost perspective.

Ashley: Is that because of what happened with you and jack?

Nikki: What are you talking about?

Phyllis: I’m sorry. What do you know?

Ashley: Um… I mean, jack just gave me the gist of it. And for the record, I don’t blame you for what you did, and I told him so.

Nikki: Alright, just a minute. What did phyllis do?

Noah: You know, I don’t have to leave right away. We could use the pool, like jack said.

Allie: But we already went swimming today.

Noah: Okay. Well, maybe i just want to spend more time with you.

Allie: Or maybe you are just trying to procrastinate from telling your dad.

Noah: Yes, I am procrastinating a little bit, but that does not negate the fact that I want to see you again. Maybe we can go back to the rooftop. It’s really fun at night. They got music, dancing…

Allie: I don’t know. I-I’m starting my jabot internship tomorrow, and I don’t want jack to think I’m not taking it seriously, you know? Like, how would it look if I was out partying all night?

Noah: We don’t have to stay that late. Unless this is your very nice way of telling me you’d rather not go.

Allie: No. No, it’s — it’s not that. I just — I don’t want jack to get the wrong idea.

Noah: Jack or — or me? If you have age-related macular degeneration,

Ashland: I, uh — I’m sorry about the mess. I will, uh… clean it up myself. I promise.

Adam: What happened to you? Have you been on a bender?

Ashland: I’ve been in jail. Not that it’s any of your business.

Adam: Well, I guess that explains why you haven’t answered my calls. But what could you have done to land you in jail? You tried to see harrison, didn’t you? You defied the restraining order.

Ashland: I thought I found an ally in diane.

Adam: If you would’ve asked me, I would have warned you against that.

Ashland: Mm.

Adam: No one has ever trusted her without living to regret it. Including me.

Ashland: Well, I thought she, more than anyone, would understand what it feels like to be separated from your own son. She’d taken harrison to the park… let me spend a little time with him, and then…

Adam: Well, you knew it. The cops were swarming. Yeah, she figured she could use you to score some points with the newmans.

Ashland: I’m pretty sure victor was behind it from the beginning.

Adam: Mm. Well, that does sound like dear old dad. But, uh, I guess the question now is, what do you intend to do about it?

Victoria: I think your first move should be hiring a coo with experience. Someone who’s been in the media business for years, who knows all the players, who could be a good resource for you. You know, there are several candidates within the company that we could promote.

Nick: What about darren? He’s got decades of experience.

Victoria: You know, I heard he was retiring, but maybe we could talk him out of it.

Nick: It’s worth a shot.

Sally: It won’t be necessary to recruit any new candidates.

Victoria: Why not?

Sally: Because I have already offered the job to someone, and they have accepted.

Victoria: Who?

Sally: Chloe mitchell.

Victoria: I thought the idea was to hire someone who could make up for your lack of experience.

Sally: It’s true that chloe has mostly worked in fashion, like me, but we worked really well together before. And she’s a smart and savvy creative thinker, and those are things that can’t be taught. She can learn the rest just like I did, just like adam did whenever victor put him in charge of newman media. He had absolutely no background in media and turned out to be very successful.

Victoria: Okay. Well, I will look at this as your first big decision. A test of your judgment. You and chloe can rise or fall together.

Noah: I hope that you’d let me know if anything that’s happened has made you uncomfortable. If you’d rather just stay friends, we can.

Allie: That’s not what I’m saying. And I know jack doesn’t have a problem with you. In fact, he goes on and on about how great you are.

Noah: I do have excellent references, but it really only matters what you think.

Allie: I guess I just still feel a bit blown away by how fast my life is changing. I mean, new home, job, family. And now this.

Noah: We’ll slow it down, then. We don’t have to go to the rooftop.

Allie: No, no, it sounds fun, and I don’t want to put it off.

Noah: Alright. I’ll see you there, then.

Allie: And maybe, when I show up, you can tell me how it went with your dad.

Noah: Right. Right, yeah. I might need a sympathetic ear by the end of the night.

Phyllis: Um… I was trying to send a message to diane, and jack felt used. I feel bad, but what’s done is done.

Nikki: Well, this may surprise you, but I agree with ashley. I mean, the impulse to fend off diane is sometimes overwhelming because she is a predator.

Phyllis: Yes, she is a predator. That’s my point. So when I try to talk to summer and kyle about diane, I’m very emotional. And they just see it like I’m trying to justify my behavior and I go nowhere.

Nikki: Yeah, I’ve tried talking to summer, too, with very little success. I don’t know. Maybe jack would be more receptive to what we have to say. I mean, not — not what you would say but what ashley and i would tell him.

Phyllis: Yeah, that’s great. I’m all for that. I mean, jack will listen to you. Definitely. And then kyle will listen to jack, for sure.

Ashley: I’m not that positive, actually, that jack would hear what we have to say, nikki, and I’m afraid that if we push too hard, it might backfire.

Phyllis: Wait a second. Why are you saying that?

Ashley: I think his feelings for diane are very complicated.

Phyllis: Oh. Wh– ashley, what’s that supposed to mean? (Kid 1) where’s lucky?

Nick: Do not hesitate to reach out to either one of us if you need advice or just someone to bounce ideas off of. We are here for you anytime you need.

Sally: Okay.

Victoria: We want to help you in any way that we can.

Sally: Is that a diplomatic way of saying that you want to keep tabs on me?

Victoria: No, not at all.

Nick: Think of it as us wanting to take a very active role in supporting you.

Sally: Uh-huh.

Victoria: I’m guessing that adam has probably said some negative things about us and warned you not to trust us, but I’m hoping by now that you’ll see that you can’t take everything that he says at face value.

Sally: Well, I do recall him telling me that I would regret getting involved with him. That much was true.

Victoria: Look, this is probably the last thing that you want to hear, but you’re better off without him. Adam has a way of turning on everyone eventually. And you have this opportunity now that he left you, in all honesty, that wouldn’t have happened if you were still together.

Sally: Well, this job is one hell of a silver lining, and I intend to make the most of it.

Nick: We are very eager to see what you can do with the role.

Sally: I appreciate that. You can count on me to come through for you.

Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]

Ashland: You know, it’s been a long day. I have to clean up this room, so why don’t you just… leave? Hmm?

Adam: Okay. I’ll go. But then what? I mean, you can’t let this latest provocation go unanswered. You have to know that my family is going to go public with the news that you were arrested and you were thrown in jail. Right? They’re gonna leak it to the press or to that podcaster. They’re determined to destroy whatever is left of your reputation.

Ashland: And that breaks your heart, does it?

Adam: Look, it could have just as easily been me in the crosshairs. They’re probably gonna come after me when they’re done destroying you.

Ashland: You don’t think your family has any loyalty toward you?

Adam: Unfortunately, no. Okay. My dad only uses me, and my brother and sister make me think I can earn their loyalty and trust, but it isn’t true. It’s just one big rigged carnival game, like it always is.

Ashland: So now you’re rooting for me to tear them all to shreds?

Adam: Well, you did a pretty good job on this room. Or was that enough for you? You get it all out of your system? Or was a couple hours in jail to cool your heels enough to convince you to give up?

Ashland: I think you know me better than that.

Jack: Noah’s gone. Next time I see his car outside, I’ll come in the back.

Allie: That is not necessary. This is your house, and I should have been more aware of myself.

Jack: I was kidding, I was kidding. There’s no reason for you to be embarrassed. I told you, I like the idea of you spending time with noah. You’re getting out. You’re living your life. You’re having a ball. You deserve it.

Allie: I did have a really good time at the gcac rooftop pool. In fact, noah has asked me to come back and see it at night with him.

Jack: Well, I think you should do that. It sounds like fun. Or not. I don’t want to be nosy. Is there a problem?

Ashley: I don’t know exactly what is going on.

Phyllis: When you say “going on,” what does that mean?

Ashley: It’s nothing romantic. Oh, my. God forbid.

Nikki: Jack would have more sense than that.

Ashley: Well, I did speak with him earlier, and I got the impression he thinks that she deserves a second chance.

Phyllis: Oh, my — I can’T. I can’t even believe this. I can’t even believe this. I mean, this is precisely what I was talking to you about the other day. You guys have got to talk to jack. He cannot let his guard down even a little bit.

Ashley: I’m not sure what you expect us to do.

Phyllis: Then talk to him! Convince him!

Ashley: Shh!

Phyllis: Or else diane will ruin his life and my daughter’s like she has all of ours.

Ashley: Okay, phyllis, listen to me, okay? There are limitations to what my influence can actually be in this situation.

Phyllis: No, no! There are only the limitations that you have in your own mind, ashley.

Ashley: Are you okay? Are you okay? Seriously. Because we can’t be partners in this if nikki and I have to constantly worry about you going off the deep end and doing something stupid.

Phyllis: I’m not gonna do something stupid. I am focused. I am focused on bringing this woman down.

Ashley: I get it, but you can’t be irrational about it.

Nikki: Everybody — shh! — Stop. This is not productive. We need to keep our eyes on the prize… to get rid of diane. Kids, one year they want all dinosaurs stuff

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Allie: You don’t have anything to worry about, jack. Nothing is wrong. In fact, everything has gone so great that it feels overwhelming at times. Anyways, it’s a good problem to have.

Jack: I’m sure if you wanted to slow things down, noah would understand.

Allie: He’s already said that. And he’s been very sweet. He’s been kind and thoughtful of my feelings. And… and I really like him, if that’s not obvious.

Jack: Yeah, I kind of sensed that.

Allie: [ Chuckles ] God, I don’t know why I’m acting like a confused teenager.

Jack: Because love does that to people. Doesn’t matter how old you are. I’m not suggesting that you and noah are in the love phase. If you are, of course, that’s great. But, look, all I’m trying to say is, it’s none of my business. I just care that you’re happy. If you’re happy, I’m happy for you.

Allie: Thank you.

Ashley: So I think we have to face the facts here that jack, kyle, and summer don’t want to hear anything negative about diane. They are too invested in this incredible transformation that she’s apparently made. If we’re going to get them to change their minds, we’re going to have to give them evidence and not just suspicions.

Phyllis: Right. Right. Nikki, what about this investigation you have into diane’s past in los angeles? Any leads?

Nikki: Not yet, I’m sorry to say. “Taylor jensen” had a very low profile down there, but I’m not giving up.

Ashley: I’m so happy to hear that because I refuse to believe that diane was able to keep her hands clean for all those years. There has to be somebody who was a witness or a victim of one of her scams, right?

Nikki: That’s right.

Phyllis: Yeah. Allie is the only one she’s targeted from los angeles. By the way, I wanted to tell you, um, before you entered the coffeehouse, I had a conversation with diane, and she saw me talking to allie. I guess she overheard what we were saying, and she accused me of trying to use allie to get back into jack’s life.

Ashley: I can’t believe that. What a hypocrite after how she used allie.

Phyllis: I know. And you know what? It was a really light chat that allie and I were having. I mean, there was no ulterior motive.

Nikki: Sounds like diane was projecting.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Nikki: I mean, maybe she’s the one who wants to maintain a relationship with jack’s granddaughter. I’m sure she would love to have an ally in the house.

Ashley: Oh, I don’t like hearing that at all. Allie’s a lovely girl, but she’s nowhere near equipped to handle somebody as devious as diane. There’s just no way.

Phyllis: I know. When I was in california, I tried to warn allie about diane. She took it to heart. But I don’t know if she really understood it.

Ashley: Well, the subject has never come up between the two of us, but it’s going to have to now.

Ashland: Why don’t you just tell me why you’re here. I’m pretty sure it’s not because you’re concerned about my well-being.

Adam: Well, you’re right. I do have selfish reasons.

Ashland: Shocking. Can we please just cut to the chase?

Adam: Well, it’s not what you think. Okay? I just… I need someone to talk to. I need an ally, however tenuous. There’s not a whole lot of people in my life that I can be open about my anger towards my family. What about miss spectra? Why don’t you go cry on her shoulder?

Adam: It’s over.

Ashland: Really?

Adam: She couldn’t keep working at newman and stay in a relationship with me. It’s one or the other.

Ashland: And she chose to break up with you. That must have been a real blow to your ego.

Adam: Which puts us in the same position, with very little left to lose.

Ashland: Maybe. But one could also say that you’re in the same position as diane, needing to win points with victor in order to get back into his good graces. In fact, maybe that’s why you’re here right now. Maybe once you leave, you’ll go back to daddy dearest and… tell him about my whereabouts, my intentions.

Adam: Locke, I get why you would be skeptical, okay? Victoria lied to you more than once. Diane was someone you thought you could trust, and then they both turned on you. But I am done trying to impress my father. Anything that has to do with the newmans, I am out.

Ashland: That is exactly what victoria said right before she took $250 million of my money and transferred it into her own account. So, adam… I really don’t know what to make of you right now. I don’t know what to make of your proposal that we pair up.

Adam: Well, need I remind you that you were the one who made the case that we’re natural allies. And you’re right. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Right?

Ashland: Okay. How’s this? Since we’re so simpatico, why don’t you answer this question? If you were in my shoes, what would you do?

Adam: That’s easy. I would wreck everything. I would burn it all down to the ground. -Fixed. -That’s my son.

Nikki: I will keep you ladies posted on anything my investigation turns up.

Ashley: Okay, I’m gonna go talk to allie and see if diane’s trying to make any inroads with her.

Phyllis: Yeah, and I’m gonna stay out of diane’s path, because anything I do, she just twists around and she uses it against me, so…

Victoria: I don’t like the looks of this.

Nick: Agreed. It’s a little scary.

Victoria: Hello. Quite the trio.

Nikki: Hi.

Victoria: What’s going on?

Nikki: Oh, we’re just working on a project together.

Nick: Is it a charity thing?

Victoria: Before you answer yes, you might want to remember you’ve used that excuse before.

Nick: Yeah, last time you said you were doing something like that, you were trying to figure out a way to hide a body.

Phyllis: Oh. No body. That’s crazy. No. No bodies involved. No, we’re just working on a beautification project for the city. A way to make genoa city more beautiful and happier.

Nick: Okay.

Ashley: I have to go.

Phyllis: Duty calls.

Ashley: Bye.

Victoria: Bye.

Nikki: It’s really nothing to worry about, and I don’t care to discuss it any further.

Nick: Alright, well, whatever it is, I really hope it doesn’t get you into trouble.

Nikki: So how did it go with sally? Was she upset when you let her go?

Nick: There was a turn when we went to see her. She had a pretty persuasive defense about the work she’s done so far and an impressive argument about why she should stay in the job going forward.

Victoria: So we ended up changing our minds, and we are gonna give her a chance to prove herself.

Nikki: Really? What about her relationship with adam?

Nick: Adam actually did what he said he was gonna do. He ended things with her, so there’s no longer a conflict of interest.

Victoria: Sally’s put a lot of thought into where she wants to take newman media, and I think they’re surprisingly good ideas.

Nikki: Well, okay. I’ll trust your judgment. I want to hear more about her plans. Right now, though, I have a meeting. I’ve got to get back to the office, so I’ll catch you two later.

Nick: Love you.

Nikki: Love you.

Nick: Why do we really think the three of them were together?

Victoria: I have no idea what conspiracy they might be cooking up, but honestly, I’m happy to not be a part of it.

Nick: Yeah, well, we know mom can handle herself.

Victoria: Actually, I am more concerned about adam right now.

Nick: Why?

Victoria: Because if he really did break things off with sally, he’s gonna be even more emotionally unstable than he was before. It might push him to lash out in some way.

Ashland: Burn it all down — that’s very dramatic. But I’m gonna need you to be more specific. What exactly would you do?

Adam: Isn’t it obvious? You want to take revenge on my father, you have to hit him where it hurts — the business, his life’s work, his legacy. Okay, someone with your history and your reputation, you are prepared to pull this off perfectly. You have dismantled dozens of corporations, and you sent their founders spiraling into bankruptcy for things that were nothing compared to what victor put you through.

Ashland: That was business. This is personal. So I’m gonna go in a different direction.

Adam: Well, what do you have in mind?

Ashland: I’m gonna do you a favor. I’m gonna leave you with plausible deniability, and that way, later, when they ask you, you can honestly say you had no idea what was coming.

Adam: Well, I can be helpful with whatever it is that you’re planning. I can get inside my father’s head. I can anticipate his every move.

Ashland: Yeah, well, you don’t have to get too far inside victor’s head to understand that the company is not actually the most important thing to him. Just look at the extremes he’s gone to to protect his precious eldest daughter. If you want to hit him where it hurts…

Adam: You’re gonna go after victoria.

Ashland: I seem to have left you with the mistaken impression that we’re gonna be working together. We are not going to be working together. We’re on different tracks. So from here on in, I’m gonna go my own way.

Adam: You know, maybe we should talk this through. Like the —

Ashland: Yeah, you know what? The time for that has passed. I need to take a shower, get a hot meal. So, if you don’t mind…

Adam: [ Clears throat ] Your mission: Stand up to moderate

Noah: Hey, is dad around?

Sharon: I haven’t seen him today. Why, are you supposed to meet him here?

Noah: No, I just thought maybe I’d run into him.

Sharon: Why would you think that?

Noah: No reason. I just — I promised myself if I saw him today, I would talk to him about the whole new hope thing.

Sharon: Why don’t you just call or text him? Set up a time to meet instead of just leaving it to chance.

Noah: Yeah, I know, I know. I told allie that I’d talk to him about it today. I don’t know why I keep putting it off. I know he’s gonna be disappointed, but that’s no excuse.

Sharon: I understand it’s gonna to be hard, but I think you’ll feel relieved once you get it over with.

Noah: Yeah, I think you’re right. Thank you for the nudge. I think I needed that. Maybe that’s why I wound up here.

Sharon: Well, if it’s any consolation, I’m glad you’re here. It’s always nice to see your smiling face. But more importantly, the espresso machine is acting up again.

Noah: I’ll take care of it.

Sharon: Hey, you’re pretty cheerful for a guy who’s dreading having a difficult conversation.

Noah: That’s not the only thing I got going on.

Sharon: Really? What else is happening? Something good, I hope.

Noah: Something great.

Nick: I cannot wait to see how summer reacts when she finds out we gave sally a second chance.

Victoria: They’re still rivals after everything that’s happened?

Nick: Summer is never gonna forgive sally. I mean, she’s very much like phyllis when it comes to grudges. But you know what? I really think we made the right decision. Sally’s creative. She’s fiery. She really wants to prove herself on her own merits. That’s exactly the kind of person we need in that job. And I think she’s gonna give it her all.

Victoria: If only to show adam that he made a mistake in dumping her.

Nick: Yeah, still have some questions about that. Starting to feel like adam did that just so sally could keep her job.

Victoria: Are you saying that adam did something noble and unselfish?

Nick: Wouldn’t be the first time.

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Victoria?

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

Sally: We need to talk. I meant what I said. If you only broke up with me so I could keep my ceo title, I don’t want the job. I want the truth. We need to talk. I meant what I said. If you only broke up with me so I could keep my ceo title, I don’t want the job.

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