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Victor: Why are you asking me what happened here tonight?

Nick: Dad, please just level with us, alright? If you know more about ashland’s disappearance than you’re saying, now is not the time to hold back.

Victor: Son, I just learned everything while chance was here. I don’t know what happened.

Victoria: I can’t believe that ashland is — is out there. There’s no telling what he’s gonna do next.

Nick: Well, one thing we do know, vick, is nothing is gonna happen to you.

Victor: We won’t let anything happen to you, alright?

Adam: What are you doing here?

Sally: I’m like one of those ghosts in that dickens novel. I’m giving you a second chance. A do-over, so this time you can make the right choice. And we can reclaim our future.

Victor: Well, I’m certain the cops will hunt him down, find him wherever he is.

Victoria: What if he comes back here?

Victor: Sweetheart, that’s why I suggested before that you come with me and with your mother and stay over at the ranch. You’ll be safe and protected.

Nick: I agree with dad, at least until ashland is found and we know you’re out of danger.

Victoria: Okay. I can have a bag packed in a few minutes. I don’t want to stay here tonight after what happened.

Nick: We should have somebody come over here and clean up this place after the police are done with their investigation. She shouldn’t have to come back to it with it looking like this.

Victor: Yep, I agree.

Nick: Ashland cannot be underestimated. Everything I said to chance was true. He wasn’t breathing. There was no pulse. Yet somehow he got out of here. I still don’t know how he did that.

Victoria: I do. I know how he did it. He’s so angry at me, he’s unstoppable.

Victor: Thank the lord he wasn’t killed here tonight. I mean, everyone would have thought it was a revenge killing, considering what a bad relationship locke had with our family.

Victoria: I just wanted him to leave.

Nick: I just was trying to protect my sister, you know? He was gonna kill her. Would you have done anything different?

Victor: No, not at all. Would have done the same thing. You know I would put my life on the line for any of you. Having said that, you may have put yourself in a tough legal position, you know?

Nick: Yeah, I know I could be facing some legal issues, but all that pales in comparison to me thinking I killed a guy, even someone as terrible as locke. That’s why I insisted we call chance. It’s the right thing to do. And I’ll face the consequences.

Victor: Nicholas, you’re a good person.

Victoria: You’re the best.

Victor: And whatever happens, don’t you worry about a damn thing. I’ll take care of it all, okay?

Chance: Now, I just want to spread everything out, alright? I need 2 miles in every direction.

Officer roberts: Is he armed?

Chance: That’s unknown, but go ahead and consider him dangerous. He’s also suffered a head injury, so I think we’re looking for a blood trail here.

Officer roberts: So he could be holed up somewhere.

Chance: Yeah, or he’s running from the law. That’s why we got to stay vigilant. Keep a sharp eye.

Michael: Oh, coffee, please. Chance.

Chance: Give me a minute, will you? Hello, michael.

Michael: Hey.

Chance: I’m telling you, man, things are a bit busy right now.

Michael: I heard. Victor brought me up to speed. Horrible business.

Chance: Looks like it’s gonna be a long night. We just stopped to refuel and work out a game plan.

Michael: Oh, so you’re saying there are no leads, no sightings of ashland? If you have any updates, I’d appreciate it if you could give me a heads up.

Chance: You no longer the da, michael. What makes you so interested? Did victor send you on a fishing expedition, michael? If you haven’t tried dawn powerwash dish spray,

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Michael: You know I’m victor’s attorney. I care a great deal about all the newmans. So of course I am invested in what happens to ashland.

Chance: My question was, are you here to report back to the big guy?

Michael: Well, obviously, victor is anxious for news. His daughter was attacked by ashland. Locke is still on the loose. I mean, I think victor is entitled to be kept abreast of whatever’s transpiring with the search for the man who tried to kill his daughter. Would you begrudge him that? News that might put his and his daughter’s mind at ease? Victoria is your wife’s sister. I would think, you know, family comes first.

Chance: Well, family or not, got to play this one by the book, mike. I’m not gonna let anything interfere with this investigation. Not even my father-in-law.

Michael: I respect that.

Chance: Now, I told the newmans that I would contact them once I locate locke. I intend to keep that promise.

Michael: Well, if you do get any information, I’ll be here for a while, so I could relay it myself should the need arise.

Chance: I will keep that in mind. Excuse me, michael.

Nick: Dad, why don’t you take vick home? I’ll lock up around here.

Victor: Thanks, old boy.

Nick: Maybe I’ll even light some sage, you know, and get rid of the bad energy. Hey.

Victoria: I honestly don’t know what I would do without you.

Nick: I’m just glad nothing happened to you.

Nick: Be a good boy.

Victoria: You broke into my house. You threatened me. You grabbed me!

Ashland: No! Enough, alright? I —

Nick: You put your hands on her?!

Ashland: Ugh!

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Adam: [ Sighs ] Look. You should not be here.

Sally: Hell, yes, I should. This is exactly where I belong.

Adam: You completely ignored everything that I told you earlier, okay? I told you to stay away. And what did you do? What did you do? You broke into my room.

Sally: Our room, actually. That’s what I told the sweet lady at the front desk. You know, the one we always see when we ask for this room. Who always says what a cute couple we make. I just told her that you forgot to give me the key whenever you checked in and could she be a dear. So [Clicks tongue] Voil.

Adam: And how did you know where to find me?

Sally: Where else would you go but the place we’ve made so many memories? Where we felt safe and powerful and understood, because, like it or not, adam, I understand you.

Adam: Sally, you don’t have the slightest idea about who I really am. Okay? And you’re reading way too much into where I decided to sleep tonight.

Sally: You’re angry at your father for not giving you the ceo gig, so you left the ranch.

Adam: What is this? Is this where I’m supposed to be impressed by your insight into me, sally? Because I’m not. All you’re doing is you’re repeating things that I told you on why I’m walking away from everything.

Sally: You opened up to me because of our connection.

Adam: You know what that was? It was a calculated act of vulnerability on my part to get you to fall in love with me, like I knew it would.

Sally: Don’t try to pretend like this is some kind of game, like I’m another one of your conquests, because I know that’s not true, because I pursued you.

Adam: And what are you doing now? Are you going back into chase mode? Sally, you have to stop acting like this.

Sally: [ Scoffs ] You didn’t think I was just going to give up, did you? I thought we knew each other better than that.

Adam: No, I assumed that you had too much self-respect to keep throwing yourself at someone who just rejected you. So apparently, I don’t know you that well.

Sally: I’m here because i have a ton of self-confidence, enough to endure whatever it is that you’re gonna dish out until you finally drop your defenses.

Adam: Look, this is not me putting up a wall. I am being honest. That part of our lives is over. Okay? We’re moving on in opposite directions. You just — you have to let me go, okay? Whatever you think I’m feeling or wish that I was feeling, I am not. And whatever you think should happen between us, it won’T. You are wrong. There is no future between us. I do not want one. And I don’t know how to get that through your head once and for all.

Sally: You can protest as much as you want, but I know what exists between us. And I don’t want to lose what we have together. With golo, I’ve lost 13 inches in my waist.

Victoria: Oh, my god. What happened? Nick, what’s wrong?

Nick: I, um — I can’t feel a pulse.

[ Sighs ]

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry, daddy. I’m sorry for the detour. I just — I need to grab some files before a meeting that I have tomorrow.

Victor: Well, I normally would suggest you take a little rest after this, but I know that you tend to go to work when something like this happens. So do I.

Nikki: Well, what on earth are you two doing here?

Victor: What are you doing here, sweetheart?

Nikki: I’m finishing up some work on the chapman project.

Victor: Oh.

Nikki: Your turn.

Victoria: You read my mind. I’ll take those. Thank you.

Nikki: It’s well after business hours. Why are you here?

Victor: Well, we’re here because our daughter’s gonna pack her things and go out to the ranch with us. She’s gonna stay with us.

Victoria: I’m not sure for how long yet.

Nikki: Well, of course, you’re always welcome. But why? What’s going on?

Victoria: Ashland. He came by the house tonight. He was — he was out of control. He was just so angry, and he threatened me.

Nikki: My god. I was worried that something like this would happen. Are you alright?

Victor: I’m fine, thanks to nicholas. He’s my hero.

Nikki: And where is ashland? I hope that he is in police custody.

Victor: [ Sighs ] They’re looking for him. Everybody’s looking for him. Most important thing is that our children are safe.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Victoria: It’s nicholas. Hi, nick. Is everything okay?

Nick: Everything’s fine.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Good. Okay. Is there anything that you need?

Nick: I just had a question for you. I found this signet ring on the floor near the french doors. It’s got like a — like a crest on it. I was just wondering if it was ashland’S.

Victoria: Yes, I gave it to him for valentine’s day. It bears the loch family crest. He brought it with him tonight, and he was waving it around, ranting about how it used to symbolize our future, but now it just represents my deceit.

Nick: Did he throw it or something?

Victoria: No, no. I remember, he put it back in his shirt pocket. He said he wanted to hold on to it to remind him how cruel the world is.

Nikki: Yeah, as if he was the victim in all of this.

Nick: How’d it get on the floor?

Victoria: All I know is i never want to see that thing again.

Nick: Yeah, understood. I’ll take care of it. Stay safe.

Victoria: You too. No matter what type of dog you have…

Adam: I — I didn’t mean to hurt you.

Sally: Is this your attempt to apologize? Because I’d categorize it as a fail.

Adam: Sally, you’re — you’re disillusioned, okay? You’re confused.

Sally: No, no, no. Please, please keep explaining my emotions to me.

Adam: I am not doing that, okay? You are the one who is conflating our personal relationship with our work relationship. In your mind, you think being with me and being the leader of newman media are intertwined, but they don’t have to be. They’re not, okay? You don’t need love to succeed.

Sally: Yeah. Damn straight. But i want love in my life. And I’m not confused about the way that I’m feeling. I know exactly why I want to be with you above anything else.

Adam: Sally, look, there’s just — there’s no point in belaboring this.

Sally: You know what? You’re not an expert on me. But follow along because maybe you will learn a thing or two. As you’re aware, my parents vanished from my life when I was very young, and my sister and me had to fend for ourselves. And not only that, they left a big black hole where my heart had been. And thank god that I had my sister and my brilliant grandmother to take care of us. Those two were my everything. And every single time I reached high and I fell hard trying to build my career or searching for someone to spend my life with, those two were there every time everything came crashing down. Those were my constants. But something was always missing in my heart.

Adam: Well, I’m glad that you have them in your life. Maybe you should call them now.

Sally: Please, don’t you dare give me advice because I know what’s best for me. So many times I thought to myself, “great, I found the perfect job or the man of my dreams,” only to have my heart broken and my hopes dashed again and again. But I never let it break my spirit. Because I always knew that there was the right person out there for me somewhere. And then… I met you. And for the first time in my life, that black hole… completely vanished. It was like I had known you my entire life, in every possible universe, and we had finally found our way to each other again. This is our time. This is the right place to be. And all the stars are aligned. I am not your enemy. I am not your impediment. I have never stood between you and your family or you and anything that you wanted, because I want those same things and we can have those things together. So just admit it — that you still love me and that I am good for you. Can you please stop resisting it and start working with me so we can start finding our way through this? Find our way back to each other again.

Victoria: It just all happened so fast.

Nikki: Darling, just take your time.

Victoria: I told ashland that he was a twisted, unlovable monster. And he grabbed me, so I found something to defend myself with [Sighs] And then I ran. He ran after me. And then nick was there.

Nikki: Oh, thank goodness.

Victoria: He got between us and he stopped ashland. And then nick tried to get him to leave, but he refused to leave. So I ran into the kitchen to — to grab my phone so that I could call the police. And I thought I heard ashland say that he was going to finish what he had come there to do. And when I came back into the room, he was — he was on the floor. Ashland was laying on the floor, and nick was checking for a pulse. Mom, we thought ashland was dead. He fell. He hit his head near the fireplace, but there was no pulse and we tried to resuscitate him. So we went outside to get some air and to just try to — try to understand what just happened. But when we came back, he was gone.

Nikki: Wait, gone?

Victoria: No, not dead gone. Like “not there anymore” gone. How is that even possible?

Nikki: I don’t know.

Victoria: When ashland came after me, I — I just swore that I was gonna do whatever it took to fight him off. And if nicholas hadn’t have come, I don’t know what I would have done. I mean, I could have killed him.

Nikki: But you didn’T. And neither did your brother. Thank god. That is the last thing you want to have on your conscience. This way, you have nothing to apologize for, nothing to regret.

Victor: Sweetheart, your mother’s right, okay? Most important thing is that you’re safe and that everyone in the family is safe right now.

Victoria: Thank you.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Victor: Excuse me. Okay, I’m gonna take this outside, okay?

Nikki: Is it the police?

Victor: No. I’ll explain later.

Nikki: Baby.

Victoria: [ Sighs ]

Victor: You’re keeping your eyes on chance?

Michael: Yeah. He’s still here in the coffee house, talking with another officer. I thought I’d have something more worthwhile to report by now, but…

Victor: And no one has located ashland locke?

Michael: Not yet. What you want me to do?

Victor: Nothing. You don’t have to hang around there.

Michael: Alright, I’ll keep you informed.

Nick: I’m assuming that was my father.

Michael: Well, you’d be correct. He filled me in on everything that happened tonight.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. It must have been quite an ordeal for you.

Nick: Thanks. Any updates?

Michael: Yeah, chance is not in a sharing mood. Beyond that, I don’t think there’s — there’s been any news.

Nick: Actually, I have a few words for chance myself.

Michael: Hold on, hold on. Before you do that, there’s something I need to know.

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Adam: That was beautiful, sally, really. Okay? But nothing has changed. I just — I don’t feel the same way as you do.

Sally: Do you remember when we first started working together? Any time we were within five feet of each other, we were in dangerous territory. We wanted each other so badly, but we knew if we got too close that we would just burn up in each other’s atmosphere. You had never met a woman like me. You had been looking for me your whole entire life. And you couldn’t walk away from me.

Adam: Well, that was then. Okay? Life moves on, and so do I.

Sally: [ Scoffs ] Okay, okay. Yeah, you can just keep pretending like you don’t love me for whatever misguided reasons that are flowing through your head or maybe you’ve actually convinced yourself that it’s true. But I know what’s real. And I know you, adam. And I know eventually you will come around and you will realize… that this is a massive mistake. And the tragic thing is you probably won’t even realize what a catastrophic screw-up it is until it is way too late and I have moved on the way that you’re proclaiming that you want me to. So I suggest that you think long and hard about what it is that you will be losing if you let me slip away… just to prove whatever point it is that you are trying to make.

Michael: How are you holding up?

Nick: I’m alright.

Michael: Really? Because after what you’ve been through, I imagine — how would I put this — that you’re experiencing a lot of conflicting emotions.

Nick: Truthfully, I’m walking a fine line here. Do I wish ashland would vanish from the face of the earth, never to be heard from again? Absolutely. But when I think about possibly having a hand in the taking of another man’s life…

Michael: That’s because —

Nick: Is he hurt? Is he suffering?

Michael: You’re a good man. That’s because you’re a good man. You cannot blame yourself for anything you did in that moment. You had every right to protect your sister and yourself.

Nick: I just want him found.

Michael: He will be. With all those people looking for him, he can’t hide for long. Justice will be served. Just… try to get some rest.

[ Speaks indistinctly ]

Nick: Thanks.

Michael: Nick, nick… take care of yourself.

Nick: Alright.

Chance: Alright, let me know if anything changes.

Nick: Hey.

Chance: Hey. You alright?

Nick: Yeah, I just wanted to thank you again for your help tonight.

Chance: Happy to help.

Nick: Well, I think I can help you even more.

Chance: You got some more details for me?

Nick: I found this.

Nikki: I’m so glad you’re gonna be staying with us. Can only imagine what it was like to be attacked in your home again.

Victoria: You know, mom, when ashland came at me, it triggered this heavy rush of memories about — about J.T.

Nikki: Must’ve been awful reliving that trauma.

Victoria: The thing is, there was a medical reason for J.T.’S behavior. I mean, that brain tumor, that’s what caused him to be violent. It had nothing to do with me. But with ashland, I brought him and his chaos and his poison into our lives.

Nikki: Darling, you fell in love with the wrong person. I and the rest of this family have made that same mistake before.

Victoria: But I-I keep making that mistake again and again, falling for flawed, damaged men that I just delude myself into thinking that I can fix, like some struggling company that I can buy and make profitable again.

Nikki: Honey. You want to see the best in the people that you love. That’s not a bad thing.

Victoria: Mom, thank you so much. I appreciate you trying to comfort me, but we both know that I have a blind spot when it comes to relationships. When I got involved with ashland, you all tried to warn me, but I didn’t listen to you.

Nikki: That doesn’t mean you’re responsible for what happened tonight.

Victoria: How can you say that? I forced you to accept him. I made excuses for his lies, and he did exactly what nick and everyone else said he would do. And I just don’t know how I’m supposed to forgive myself.

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Nikki: Darling, you have to help me understand why you feel even a hint of guilt over what happened.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Mom, I’m not saying that I’m solely responsible. I’m disgusted by what ashland did. And he lied, and — and he used me and the rest of the family to get what he wanted, and it’s completely unforgivable. You have no idea how good it felt to turn the tables on him and to — to make him pay.

Nikki: It must have been an amazing feeling.

Victoria: It was. I took everything that he had.

[ Sighs ] And that was the plan. But maybe I took too much.

Nikki: What do you mean?

Victoria: Do you remember what I told you about how defeated he looked when I left him in new york?

Nikki: Yes.

Victoria: Well, I think maybe something shattered in him. Because after what I witnessed tonight, it was — it was kind of like the final destruction of his psyche. I mean, I wanted to punish him. I wanted to hurt him the same way that he hurt me. And I wanted to exact some modicum of revenge. And I think —

Nikki: Darling, darling, i can’t let you keep going on like this. If bobby defranco — and yes, we are going to call the monster by his real name — if bobby defranco doesn’t realize that every predator is someone’s prey, well, then he’s learned a valuable lesson. Nobody messes with the newmans. He lost. His feelings got hurt. That’s on him.

Victoria: I hadn’t thought of it like that.

Nikki: And I completely understand why you’re feeling vulnerable right now. That is normal, especially for someone like you. You’re a very caring, forgiving person. And this was a man you once loved and wanted to spend the rest of your life with. But he was never the man he wanted you to believe he was. So I don’t want you to waste one more ounce of grief over him. Don’t give him that power. He never deserved you, and he certainly doesn’t deserve your sympathy. So whatever his fate may be, I’m not gonna shed any tears over him and neither should you.

Victor: I couldn’t agree more, sweetheart.

Chance: What do you know about this ring?

Nick: It was a valentine’s gift from victoria to locke. He said it was a symbol of her betrayal and he shoved it in her face and then stuffed it in his shirt pocket. But I found it on the ground. I don’t know. It may not mean anything.

Chance: Okay. So, what, it fell out of his pocket or something?

Nick: Maybe he took it out to look at it. I don’t know. Vick said that he didn’t throw it.

Chance: Well, regardless, I appreciate you bringing this to me. Thank you.

Nick: Yeah. How’s the search going? Michael said you guys still haven’t found locke.

Chance: Nope. That’s odd, right? Especially considering the fact he’s been injured. But, you know, we’re looking for a blood trail leading from the house, searching for his vehicle as well. We’ll find him. Nick, is there anything else you want to get off your chest?

Adam: Look, believe me, I have thought this through. What’s done is done. There’s really nothing more i can say.

Sally: Alright.

Adam: That’s it?

Sally: Yeah, you heard me out, as promised. So I wish you a good night.

Adam: So we’re done here, just like that?

Sally: Yeah. Except for this. I will be resigning from newman media first thing in the morning.

Adam: Okay, look, you cannot do that. You love that job.

Sally: I don’t want it anymore because becoming ceo might have cost me my happiness. A jelly bean that’s good for you?

Nick: No, I’ve got nothing to add. It’s just been a long night, you know?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Chance: Give me a sec. Yeah? Yeah, I’ll be right there. I got to run, man.

Nick: Is that about ashland?

Chance: You can’t get involved, nick, I’m sorry.

Nick: Come on. This has been so hard on victoria. Just give me something I can tell her that’ll help her go to sleep tonight.

Chance: We don’t have a positive id yet, but my officers did find a car at the bottom of a ravine.

Nick: Was it ashland’s? Look, I can go with you. I can help you id —

Chance: Nick, nick, nick, you’re not getting involved. Okay? I will let you know any pertinent details when the time is right. Until then, stay out of it.

Adam: Yes. I need to book a flight out of genoa city first thing in the morning. Las vegas.

Sally: World falling apart and wishing you could get a do-over?

Nick: How could you tell?

Sally: You look like hell. And I hear misery loves company, so…can I buy you a coffee?

Nikki: Let’s get you home so you can rest. You must be exhausted.

Victoria: I actually do feel like I might be able to sleep for a couple of hours. Thank you, daddy, for everything.

Victor: You know that I will always protect you. Nothing means more to me than to know that all of you are safe.

Nikki: Are you coming home with us?

Victor: One second. I need to deal with something right now, okay? Come in, michael.

Michael: I was just about to ask if I might be of any assistance. You okay, nikki?

Nikki: It’s been a difficult night.

Michael: Victoria, I’m so sorry this happened to you. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.

Victoria: Thank you, michael.

Victor: Let me know as soon as you’re home safely, okay?

Nikki: I will. Please come home soon.

Victor: I will. Thank you. Have a seat, old boy. Any update?

Michael: I was informed by a member of your team that chance’s men have found ashland’s car.

Victor: With ashland inside? Good.

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