Young & The Restless Transcript
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Nick: Victoria! Vick, open the door!
[ Wind whipping ]
[ Doors rattling ]
Victoria: What do you mean, there’s only one way to end this?
Ashland: Oh, I don’t know. What does it sound like to you?
Victoria: It sounds like you’re crazy, ashland.
Ashland: Well, but does it sound like the truth? Because that’s what it is, victoria. It’s how I honestly feel! Do you understand that? There is only one way for this to end!
[ Wind whipping ]
Victoria: I hear my phone ringing. It’s in the kitchen, and i need to answer it.
Ashland: Whoever’s calling, they’re gonna have to leave a message.
Victoria: It’s my security detail. Yeah, they check in with me every 15 minutes, and if I don’t answer it, they’re gonna be here in a hurry.
Ashland: Well, then… we’re gonna have to make this quick.
Nikki: So, adam thinks that ashland is out for blood. And you believe him? I see. Well, what does that mean, victor? Well, I’ll keep my eyes open, but I’m more worried about victoria. Please make sure she’s safe. Yes. I know. You have everything under control. I’ll see you soon.
[ Footsteps approaching ]
Phyllis: Hey. Are you ready for our meeting? Oh, my gosh. Please, please tell me your investigators came up with something on diane. This is really urgent. Every single day she’s here, she sticks her talons in even deeper.
[ Wind whipping ]
Jack: Hey, get in here quick, quick.
Diane: Oh, gosh! That wind came out of nowhere.
Jack: Yeah, that’s what we used to call a wicked wind when I was a kid.
Diane: I’ve never heard that phrase before.
Jack: Well, it’s an old wives’ tale about summer winds that come in and manage to make things hot rather than cool. It’s a bad omen.
Jack: So, in july, when a wind like this kicks up, well, you know trouble’s right around the corner. And here you are.
Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry to drop by unannounced. I just, um, wondered if I could talk to kyle for a few minutes.
Jack: Actually, he and summer are gone, but I’m glad to see you here.
Diane: Oh, really? Why is that?
Jack: I just haven’t had a chance to thank you.
Diane: Well, I’m not sure i know what I did to deserve your thanks, but I’m happy to find out.
Jack: What you did in the park, protecting our grandson from ashland locke.
Nick: Hey, I’m outside your house. I think you’re home. I can see the lights on. But maybe you’re asleep. Um…vick, just call me, okay? Call me back. Let me know you’re safe.
[ Wind whipping ]
Victoria: I’m telling you the truth, ashland. My security detail is on the way. That’s — that’s them on the phone. They’re gonna be here soon.
Ashland: Why should I believe a word you say? You’ve been lying to me for weeks.
Victoria: I’ve been lying to you? I can’t believe you say that with a straight face.
Ashland: I really do regret that it has to end this way, victoria. I do. I mean, but maybe it was inevitable. You think? I-I understood when we first met that we were both incredibly unique individuals. We were both powerhouses, ambitious. We were driven. We both wanted to be on top. So maybe it was a mistake for us to think that we could actually work this out because both of us can’t be on top. That’s the way the world works. One of us had to fall.
Victoria: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I just know that you have to leave now.
Ashland: I was honest with you. I was myself with you. Do you remember — do you remember when you gave me this ring, huh? The loch family ring. You told me it was a symbol for who I am now. It was supposed to represent our bright, shiny future. What does it represent now, victoria? What do you think? Huh?
Victoria: [ Breathes deeply ]
Ashland: Nothing. Nothing but your lies and your deception. I will never wear it again. But I’m gonna keep it because it will remind me of how cruel people can be.
Victoria: I’m cruel?
I’m cruel? After everything that you’ve done?
Ashland: I loved you! And you used that love against me! You played me for your own personal gain!
Victoria: I can’t believe you’re saying this. You’re the one who — you —
Ashland: What? I’m the one who what? I’m the one who started it? Is that what you were gonna say? Who cares? Who gives a damn? What difference does it make? Everything I did to you, you did to me, which makes you no better than me. In fact, you’re worse because i was willing to become a better person. I was willing to — to — to change myself because of you. I was willing to walk through fire for you!
Victoria: Ashland, please calm down.
Ashland: I risked my life pulling you from that burning car only to have you destroy it! I should have left you! I should have let you die… because maybe then I could still believe now that you loved me to the bitter end. My a1c stayed here,
Diane: Jack, you’re making too much of what I did.
Jack: Am I?
Diane: Yes. I did what anybody in my place would have done. I knew about the restraining order, so when ashland showed up at the park, I texted michael.
Jack: You still took a risk. I know ashland was playing on your emotions.
Diane: Well, then you deserve some of the credit, too, because you warned me about him and i actually listened.
Jack: No, you showed real bravery. You got the message to michael without alerting locke.
Diane: Well, he was pretty distracted when he saw harrison.
Jack: Well, that may be, but you chanced getting on the wrong side of him, and we all know what he’s capable of. He’s devious. He’s vindictive. He’s capable of retribution.
Diane: I really don’t think I’m in any danger.
Jack: Why are you arguing with me on this? Say, “thank you, jack. I am happy to keep our grandson safe and sound.”
Diane: Thank you, jack. I am happy to keep our grandson safe and sound.
Jack: Well, now, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
Diane: No. It felt pretty great, actually.
Jack: I know kyle is very pleased with how you handled things. It meant a lot to both of us.
Diane: I’d do anything for our son. So, do you think he and summer will be home soon?
Jack: I really don’t know. Is everything alright?
Diane: Oh, yeah, definitely. I just, um — well, there’s just a couple of work issues that I’d like kyle’s advice about, but it — it can wait. Thanks, jack. Although…
Diane: Well, you do run the parent company. Maybe you can help.
Nikki: I’m afraid my investigators have not come up with any skeletons in diane’s closet.
Phyllis: I was hoping they’d come up with something good and juicy.
Nikki: I know. I’m disappointed, too.
Phyllis: Maybe ashley has come up with something. Where is she, anyway? I mean, nothing is more important than getting rid of diane.
Nikki: Oh, she texted. “Can’t make it tonight. Please keep me updated.”
Phyllis: Seriously? What else is she doing? Nothing is more important than this.
Nikki: Yeah, but then she goes on, “don’t worry about diane using allie again. Allie can hold her own.”
Phyllis: Oh, okay. Listen, I wish I had the same faith in allie that ashley does. Honestly, this girl — she’s lovely. She’s lovely and sweet. And you know diane. She takes advantage of people like that.
Nikki: Maybe ashley knows something about her grand-niece that we don’T.
Phyllis: I doubt it. Seriously, I can’t believe this is happening. Look at how quickly diane has wormed her way into the lives of people who live here. Walking around town, having coffee, eating, like she has no problem. She should be tarred and feathered. Honestly, it’s disgusting.
Nikki: Okay, you are really riled up tonight. Any particular reason?
Phyllis: I’ll tell you why. I had a conversation with summer. You know what summer said? She went on and on about diane and how wonderful she is because I guess she saved harrison from ashland. And she was going on like diane deserved a medal or a parade or something.
Nikki: That’s ridiculous. I was there. She sent michael a text. That’s the extent of her involvement.
Phyllis: Are you kidding me? And you know she probably did it so everybody would fawn all over her.
Nikki: [ Sighs ] Ashland locke. The gift that keeps on giving.
[ Doors rattling ]
Victoria: I don’t think you can blame me for how sad and lonely you– you’ve turned out to be. You did it to yourself.
Ashland: Stop saying that! You sound exactly like your father!
Victoria: Even if I had died — died in that crash
[Scoffs] You still wouldn’t have been loved because those feelings that I had for you — they were based on a lie. It was all false. I was in love with this man that you were pretending to be.
Ashland: And who was that, victoria? A stronger, younger version of your dad?
Victoria: No, no, not even close. I see you now. I see you for who you really are. You’re not the great and powerful ashland locke. And you’re definitely nowhere — nowhere near the man my father is. You’re not even poor, pathetic bobby defranco, who you left in new jersey all those years ago.
Ashland: Fine, fine! Okay, then who am I, victoria? Who the hell am I?!
Victoria: You’re pathetic! You’re sad and ugly and disgusting! No one could ever love you!
Ashland: Don’t say that!
Ashland: Ahh! No — you bitch. No, you are not gonna get to that phone.
Nick: Stay right there!
Nick: What is going on?
Ashland: Don’t get involved, nick. Your sister and I are saying our final goodbyes. (Kid 1) where’s lucky?
Jack: I don’t want to step on any toes. Marchetti is kyle’s domain. Maybe you better wait and ask him your questions.
Diane: No, my — my questions are larger, philosophical ones, not specific to marchetti, things like protocol or early expectations versus long-term goals.
Jack: That’s what is troubling you? Come on. I would think for you that would be rudimentary. You have been in business as long as I have known you. Please tell me that pretending you were dead hasn’t taken away your ability to handle new situations.
Diane: Maybe I’m just a little rusty.
Jack: So fake it. Come on. I am convinced you can fake anything. You can bluff your way through a hundred different scenarios.
Diane: [ Chuckles ] Are you teasing me or being deliberately mean?
Jack: I’ll never tell.
Diane: [ Laughs ]
Jack: Okay, fine. I’ll give you what advice I can. I was about to freshen my drink. Can I, um, maybe pour you one?
Diane: Sure, I’ll — I’ll take what you’re having, which I’m assuming is smooth and smoky and at least 25 years old.
Jack: You know me well.
Phyllis: That’s what’s garnering all this praise for diane? She texted michael?
Nikki: That’s it. She told him that ashland was in the park near harrison, which is a violation of his restraining order. But, my god, you would have thought she had saved the boy from a burning building, the way michael gushed over her.
Phyllis: What is wrong with michael? Seriously. All she did is what any good babysitter would do at the sign of trouble.
Nikki: I totally agree with you. The look that ashland gave her — I mean, it was like she had betrayed a confidence or something. And it made me wonder if maybe they had an arrangement and she double-crossed him.
Phyllis: Hmm. That would be just like diane.
Nikki: Oh, well, the worst part of all of this is that ashland got out of jail in a matter of hours.
Phyllis: Wow. Just sitting there in jail, simmering, stewing, sharpening his grudge.
Nikki: Exactly. And now this fiasco has made him even more furious.
Nick: Does someone want to tell me what is going on here?
Victoria: Nothing more to say to ashland. I’ve asked him to leave repeatedly.
Nick: Yet you’re still here. Why?
Ashland: I have committed no crime. I didn’t break in. She invited me in.
Victoria: Because you were lurking outside.
Nick: Vick, call the police.
Ashland: Oh, no, no, no. There’s no reason to call the police, right, victoria? You said yourself your security team is on their way right now, in spite of the fact that there’s been no intended malice on my part.
Nick: Everything you’ve ever done to this family’s with malice.
Ashland: Oh, you newmans — you’re all the same. You circle the wagons. You don’t trust anybody on the outside, even when they’re telling you the truth.
Victoria: When is the last time you told the truth?
Ashland: So what is this, nick, huh? You come busting in here. You break up a conversation between a husband and wife?
Victoria: You’re not my husband.
Ashland: We still have a relationship!
Nick: Hey, hey, hey.
Ashland: We have a bond that can’t be broken! You keep your hands off me.
Nick: Vick, call the police now.
Victoria: My phone’s in the kitchen.
Ashland: No! No! We are not finished. You stay where you are.
Nick: Don’t you talk to her like that!
Ashland: Oh, what are you now, huh? Nick, the protector? Is that it? Huh? Nick, the great protector? Let me tell you something. I’m gonna talk to your sister however I damn well please.
Nick: This is your last warning!
Ashland: Or what?!
Nick: You can walk out of here now on your own, or we’re gonna have a problem.
Victoria: I’m calling the police.
Ashland: I’ve done nothing wrong!
Victoria: You broke into my house. You — you threatened me. You grabbed me!
Ashland: No! Enough, alright? I —
Nick: You put your hands on her?!
Nick: Ashland! Ashland!
Phyllis: You know, I’m sorry that ashland is a powder keg ready to explode. I’m really sorry about that. And I’m sure he’s making the newmans responsible for everything. I mean, why doesn’t he just point his anger toward someone who deserves it, like diane?
Nikki: Yeah, that’s a nice thought, but she would walk away unscathed. I don’t understand how she lives this charmed life.
Phyllis: I don’t get it. It — it baffles me, honestly. It seems like every single person in this town believes her. That’s why it’s up to us to get rid of her.
Nikki: We need to come up with a foolproof plan.
Phyllis: I’ve been thinking of something. Just hear me out. It seems like the key is her job at marchetti with kyle and summer. What if she was to — I don’t know — fail spectacularly and leave?
Nikki: I like the sound of that.
Phyllis: Well, this is what I’m thinking. What if we orchestrated it that she was intentionally trying to sabotage the company and it exploded? Maybe that way, kyle and summer will lose faith in her and they’ll want her to leave. I mean, kyle’s the key. Without the support from kyle, she has nothing. And she’ll get out of town.
Nikki: I am really liking this. I knew I could count on you to come up with something devious and underhanded.
Phyllis: Yeah, I’m just better at it than you are. But this time, you know, the ends justify the means.
Nikki: Okay. So, we have the general idea. How do we go about arranging for diane’s spectacular fail?
Diane: Thank you. I have to admit I’m — I’m a bit anxious about it. Working in P.R. For a big-time fashion house is a huge responsibility.
Jack: I would have said nothing makes you nervous.
Diane: Well, that’s the image I like to project. I’m only sharing this with you. I don’t generally let people see this side of me.
Jack: Well, gee, I’m flattered.
Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, given our history, there’s really no point in me trying to fool you. I mean, it’s like you said before — I can fake my way through any scenario. But I want this job at marchetti to be different. I don’t want to let kyle down.
Jack: I understand that.
Diane: So I have to know going in what I’m doing.
Jack: You don’t have to know everything on your first day. Kyle knows there is on-the-job training involved.
Diane: Yeah, but it’s not just kyle I’m worried about. I mean, I — I need to impress summer and — and the rest of the world.
Jack: Yeah, I get that. Kyle’s gonna give you the benefit of the doubt every time. Summer — well, she could be a little tougher.
Diane: Yeah, I can’t bluff or use my old bag of tricks with her.
Jack: Can I ask you a question about your old bag of tricks?
Diane: Go ahead.
Jack: Is there one in there where you show up asking for kyle when all along you really just wanted jack’s advice?
Diane: I’ll never tell.
Jack: [ Laughs ] God.
Diane: [ Chuckles ]
Ashland: Locke! Get up. You’ve been a fake since the first day I met you. I’m not buying it. Get up! Locke?
Victoria: Oh, my god. What happened? Nick, what’s wrong?
Nick: I, um — I can’t feel a pulse.
Victoria: Ashland? Ashland?
Nick: Can you find a pulse? Vick. Life… doesn’t stop for diabetes.
“The young and the restless”
Phyllis: Yeah. You know, I have to admit, sabotaging diane at marchetti, it’ll be tricky. I mean, we don’t want to do anything that will hurt the company. And also, summer shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences for diane.
Nikki: Oh, no, I don’t want that, either. The problem is, we don’t have anybody on the inside at marchetti. I mean, ashley is strictly on the jabot side of the things.
Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, there are people coming from italy to work, and also there are some new hires. Do we happen to know any of those new employees?
Phyllis: No. I mean, it’s ironic. Summer offered me a job there when she was in milan. I turned it down. I mean, I would be on the inside now.
Nikki: Why didn’t you take it?
Phyllis: It didn’t fit into my plans.
Nikki: It was because of jack, wasn’t it? You didn’t take the position because of him.
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Jack was here. I didn’t want to leave, even for milan.
Nikki: I’m sorry, phyllis. You had your heart set on reuniting with jack, hopefully for good this time.
Phyllis: Yeah. It was going well, nikki. This time, it was going really well. It was.
[ Sighs ] You know what? That’s why I’m more determined to do this. I will do whatever it takes to get this bitch out of our lives for good.
Jack: I think you need to stop putting so much pressure on yourself.
Diane: I disagree. I don’t think I’m feeling enough pressure. I mean, I never expected to be back here. Sometimes it feels like a dream. I — I can’t believe I’m back in genoa city working on my relationship with my son. I have a good thing going. And I don’t want to mess it up.
Jack: Of course you don’t, but try to remember that kyle and summer are intelligent, rational people. They hired you knowing you were not an expert in public relations. They don’t expect you to light the world on fire in your first week. All they expect, I’m guessing, is commitment and honesty.
Diane: Honesty in public relations? Isn’t that a little unusual?
Jack: Not for companies under the jabot umbrella. I’m guessing that’s the hardest part for you.
Jack: You may not like it, but it’s true.
Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m just hoping a day will come when people stop rubbing my history in my face.
Jack: Old habits die hard.
Victoria: [ Sighs ]
[ Sniffles ]
Victoria: It’s no use. He’s dead.
Nick: Mnh. Did you call the police?
Victoria: No. I didn’t call 911. I-I-I just ran to the kitchen to get my phone, but I was — I was hoping that maybe you could get ashland out of here before — before bringing in the authorities.
Nick: No, no, no. Call them. Call them now.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] I — I’m not sure it’s the right move.
Nick: What do you mean? Of course it’s the right move. Your ex-husband’s dead in your living room.
Victoria: Look, I’m well aware of that, nicholas. But neither one of us is thinking rational right now. Maybe we should call dad instead.
Nick: No, no, we’re not involving him in this, alright? This is on me.
Victoria: No, it’s not just — it’s not just you.
Nick: I’m responsible. I hit him. We got to do the right thing. When has circumventing the law ever worked out for us?
Victoria: Nicholas, but the consequences.
Nick: No, no, we’re gonna be fine, okay? We’re gonna be fine. He attacked you. He was going after you, so I had to hit him, and then he hit the ground. It’s a clear-cut case of self-defense. We’re fine.
Victoria: I don’t know. I don’t know if the district attorney’s office is gonna see it the same way.
Nick: Alright, fine. Don’t — if you don’t want to call the police, then call chance. He’s family. He’ll be able to tell us what to do next. Vick, if you don’t call him, I will.
Victoria: Okay. Okay, fine. I’ll — I’ll call chance.
Nick: Alright. I got to get some air. This is john.
Sharon: Large black coffee with an extra espresso.
Chance: Thank you. I’m gonna need this extra caffeine tonight. Odds are I’m working late.
Sharon: Oh, because of the winds?
Chance: Yeah. When the weather gets weird, you know, things tend to happen. Oh, my god. I’m — I’m — I’m very sorry. I didn’t mean it like that.
Sharon: No. It’s okay. You can say it. Rey’s accident happened on a night that was very foggy. Although the weather didn’t turn out to be the reason why it happened.
Chance: Well, the last thing I wanted to do is bring up bad memories, so I apologize.
Sharon: It’s alright. I was thinking about him tonight anyway. How could I not?
Chance: Yeah. He’s been on my mind, too.
Sharon: So, how are things out there? Very bad?
Chance: No, actually, not too bad. A couple fallen trees, no injuries, minimal property damage, so…
Sharon: Well, that’s a relief.
Chance: Yeah. I’m hoping it stays calm and I’m just paranoid for no reason.
[ Cellphone ringing ] Give me a minute, will you? Hey, victoria. What’s up?
Victoria: Something happened, uh, tonight at my house. It was an — it was an accident.
Chance: An accident? Is anybody hurt?
Chance: Okay. Have you called an ambulance?
Victoria: No. N-no, that isn’t necessary. Um, I’d prefer to keep it in the family for now.
Chance: Okay, t-tell me more about what happened.
Victoria: Just come to the house.
Chance: Okay, I’ll be right there.
[ Wind whipping ]
Nick: [ Sighs, clears throat ]
Victoria: I called chance.
Nick: [ Clears throat ] Good.
Victoria: He should be here soon. Nicholas, why don’t you just come back inside? It’s — it’s really windy.
Nick: You know, I was just coming by to see if you were okay. I was banging on the door. You weren’t answering, so i thought maybe you were asleep. So, I was about to leave, but then something didn’t feel right, so I went around back and I entered through the back doors and then that’s when it happened. It was just so fast, you know? What did I do?
Victoria: Nicholas, you don’t have to go over it again. There’s no need for you to get more worked up than you already are.
Nick: No, I got to get this straight for when chance gets here. You know, I got to say it out loud and piece it together. He’d attacked you, you know, and he was coming after you again, so I… so I hit him, and then he fell down. I was just trying to stop him. Obviously, I didn’t want him to die.
Victoria: Of course you didn’t want him to die. It was an accident. He fell, and he hit his head. It’s as simple as that.
Nick: It doesn’t feel that simple.
Victoria: Nicholas, it’s gonna be okay. You need to calm down, and you need to think about what you’re gonna say to chance.
Nick: Yeah. I don’t want him, you know, to doubt me for any reason. You’re right.
Victoria: Just tell me what i can do.
Nick: Nothing. I just — I — I got to walk this off.
Victoria: Nicholas! Nick.
Diane: I want you to know I’m not taking this opportunity for granted. I realize what a gift kyle and summer have given me.
Jack: I know you do.
Diane: I-I never expected to have a job like this after only a few months back in town. It’s beyond what I could have hoped for. You know, to work with kyle and summer so closely — it really means a lot to me.
Jack: Well, I’m glad you appreciate the position you’re in.
Diane: And I realize that you could have stepped in and stopped them from hiring me. But you didn’T. And I appreciate that, too.
Jack: I wanted kyle to be his own man, to make his own decisions. Now I have to abide by that.
Diane: Well, despite all that, I’m sure it’s difficult for you to see kyle so readily accepting me.
Jack: It only proves that something was missing in his life. You coming back has filled that void.
Diane: All those years i missed. You know, all that time, you raised him alone.
Jack: Well, it wasn’t just me. The abbotts never do anything alone.
Diane: [ Chuckles ] Still, you must have some resentment towards me.
Jack: I’ve learned a lot about resentment. It’s a waste of time and energy.
Diane: Well, I think you’ve shown remarkable restraint. And I thank you for that.
Jack: As long as you know it wasn’t for your benefit.
Diane: [ Chuckles ] I accept that. You want to know a secret?
Jack: I don’t know. Do I?
Diane: Well, in the interest of honesty, I think I should share it with you.
Jack: Go ahead.
Diane: It’s my hope that one day you and I will be in a place where…we can be friends.
[ Chuckles ] I’ve even made a bet with myself that I can pull it off. What do you think my odds are?
Jack: You don’t want to know.
[ Wind whipping ]
Victoria: Are you — are you — are you calming down?
Nick: I’m just trying to sort things out. I can barely think.
Victoria: Look, just don’t worry about anything else. You saved my life tonight.
Nick: Did I?
Victoria: [ Sighs ] I saw the look in ashland’s eyes. He was gonna kill me. He was — he was just acting so strange. I didn’t know what he was gonna do, but I know he wanted me dead. He just kept talking about saying our last goodbyes and how he wished I had died in that car accident.
Nick: That’s sick. He’s sick. I’m sorry.
Victoria: I didn’t know what to do. I mean, before you got there, I was just looking for anything to fight him off with. I mean, he wasn’t — even the police, that wasn’t gonna slow him down. He — you did what you had to do to stop him, and I’m — I’m so grateful.
Nick: Look, I’m glad that i could be there for you. But I took a man’s life tonight. There’s no changing that.
Victoria: I know that. I know you did. But you were protecting me. You had my back. You had my back like you always have promised me. You — you kept your word. I promise you I’m gonna do everything that I can to help you.
Nick: I know. I know I can count on you. I know. Alright, we should get back to the house. We need to be there when chance arrives. Here’s to real flavors…
Diane: Aww. Thanks for letting me see harrison. Even to peek in on him while he’s sleeping brings me so much joy.
Jack: Our grandson can put a smile on your face even when he’s half asleep.
Diane: That’s the second time you’ve used that phrase.
Jack: What phrase?
Diane: “Our grandson.” I have to admit, it warms my heart when I hear it. There’s really nothing like it, is there?
No, there is not, nothing I’ve found.
Diane: I’m so glad I decided to reclaim my life here. You know, even if it ended tomorrow, just spending time with kyle and harrison has made it all worth it. Even though harrison still doesn’t know I’m his grandmother.
Jack: And that’s for kyle to decide when that happens, right?
Diane: Right. I’ve taken up enough of your time. You know, thanks, jack, for everything. Your advice was spot on, and it means a lot.
Jack: I’ll show you out. Well, looks like the wind let up a little bit. Maybe there’s no trouble tonight after all.
Diane: [ Chuckles ]
Nikki: You know, I definitely think you’re onto something. Discrediting diane at her new job would be a very effective way to get rid of her.
Phyllis: Yeah, I know. We just need someone on the inside to help us out. It’s too bad that chelsea turned down that design gig. I mean, she could have helped us. She likes schemes, right?
Nikki: Yeah, but we need somebody who has an ax to grind with diane. That’s not chelsea.
Phyllis: No one in this town wants diane gone as much as we do.
Nikki: And that’s why it should be you. Can’t you tell summer that you’ve had a change of heart and you want to work at marchetti now?
Phyllis: No. I run this hotel. I can’t do that.
Nikki: Oh, well, how busy are you? I mean, this place seems to run itself.
Phyllis: Well, that’s not completely accurate. Maybe something can be done.
Nick: I don’t see chance’s car. He must not be here yet.
Victoria: I’m sure he’s on his way. Look, at least it’ll give you a little more time to figure out what you’re gonna say.
Nick: I’m just gonna say the truth. What else can I do?
[ Groans ]
[ Door closes ]
[ Banging ] The wind’s blowing it. I didn’t close them good enough.
[ Banging stops ]
Victoria: [ Sighs ]
Nick: [ Sighs ] What the hell?