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Young & The Restless Transcript

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Nick: [ Sighs ]

[ Folder thuds ]

[ Cellphone dings ]

Chance: If it’s about locke’s death, it hasn’t leaked yet, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Nick: How long have you been there?

Chance: I’m surprised to find you here, man. I was looking for your sister.

Nick: Just came to pick up this.

Chance: Been trying to get a hold of her. Haven’t had any luck. And I’d actually like to speak to the both of you. She in?

Nick: You’re gonna have to settle with just me. Vick left early this morning, so she’s far away from this nightmare already.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Looks like you could use that.

Kyle: Yeah. Big time.

Jack: Couldn’t sleep?

Kyle: Summer and I were up all night discussing how to tell harrison about ashland’s death.

Jack: Hardest thing in the world.

Kyle: Every time I see my son’s smiling face, I just — I wish I could hold onto his innocence a moment longer.

Jack: Breaks my heart. Telling that kid that “father” is dead. You know, much as we didn’t like ashland, harrison was crazy about him.

Kyle: Even worse, there was no goodbye. I know how excruciating that can be. It kills me to think about how much loss my son has had in his young life. First tara and now this.

Jack: Keep in mind, he gained a wonderful father and mother in you and summer.

Kyle: Yeah.

Jack: Two people who will always look out for him and will always put his interests first.

Kyle: Yeah, and as much as i despise what ashland did, I — god, I wish he was alive and well. I would give anything not to have to break this news to my son. I — how can he understand?

Jack: I remember traveling to switzerland to tell you the news that your mother had died.

Kyle: I remember it, too. It still haunts me. That’s why I know harrison will likely never forget this day.

Adam: Hi there.

Sharon: Hey. Morning. What can I get you?

Adam: Uh, coffee, black. Maybe, uh, throw a shot of espresso in there just for grins.

Sharon: You got it.

Adam: What’s all this?

Sharon: Oh, tessa’s having a minor procedure done on her vocal chords this morning, so i put together a little care package for her.

Adam: Well, that sounds nice.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, I, uh — I better take this.

Sharon: Yeah. Go ahead.

Adam: Hi. Hey, thanks for booking the flight. Business class, please. Uh, just one seat. Beautiful. Uh, you can just send the ticket straight to my phone. Okay. Alright. Thanks, paula. Have a good one.

Sharon: Going out of town? Solo? Well, I assume that means that you and sally didn’t end up working things out.

Mariah: You’re gonna be in and out, like an hour, tops.

Tessa: Yeah. Yeah, we’ll see.

Mariah: And this doctor is the best. You know that, right? Like, he’s done thousands of these procedures. It’s — it’s literally just routine for him.

Tessa: Yeah. No, no. I-I-I — I know what he said, but, you know, I’m still nervous. Surgery is still surgery, and these are my vocal chords.

Mariah: Well, maybe think of it as a forced vacation day, where you get to eat ice pops and rest and have people wait on you hand and foot. What could be better? Okay. I know that this is more than just jitters. So, why don’t you tell me what you’re really worried about?

Tessa: I-I don’t want to jinx anything.

Mariah: Like if you say it out loud somehow opens the door to it?

Tessa: Maybe. I — ugh. I know how dumb that sounds.

Mariah: No, no, it doesn’T. It doesn’t at all. But if you say it out loud, it could possibly lose all its power. Poof! Gone. You know, things are always scarier in the dark than they are in the light.

Tessa: Okay. I just, um — I can’t help but think… accidents happen. And one of the vocal nodes are way worse than they were originally thinking. And what if I — I lose my one true talent — singing? What if my music career is over? We hit the bike trails every weekend

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Mariah: Tessa, my love, you are a brilliant singer, okay? But it’s not your only talent. Far from it. And I can say with total confidence that your music career is not over. You are an amazing songwriter and lyricist — skills that will always be in high demand. And what about all of the other amazing things that you’re good at? Like making people feel heard and accepted, making them laugh?

Tessa: Mm. Too bad you can’t make a living on any of those.

Mariah: No. You can’T. Or as a dishwasher. ‘Cause, like, you’re really bad at that.

[ Both laugh ]

Tessa: One of the many reasons my career as a barista was short-lived.

Mariah: And this might be selfish on my part, but I think the thing that you’re best at in the whole wide world is loving me.

Tessa: Well, I’m glad because that’s the thing that means the most to me. And that’s the reason I went from the hot mess that I was to who I am today.

Mariah: Tessa, you have so many incredible gifts, alright? And if you don’t know that… I’m gonna spend the rest of my life telling you, okay?

[ Laughs ]

Tessa: I’ll hold you to that.

Mariah: You kidding me? It’s the easiest promise I’ve ever made. And I will make you another one. The procedure is going to go brilliantly, okay? You’re not gonna lose your singing voice. I mean, if anything, you’re gonna emerge from this with a stronger, healthier, more golden voice than ever. So, why don’t we make a deal, okay? I’m going to take all of your fear and all of your anxiety and I’m gonna hold on to it so you can just focus on being positive — okay? — And healing.

Tessa: Deal.

Mariah: Okay. Come here.

Adam: Why would you think sally and I re-uniting would even be a possibility?

Sharon: Um…I guess I just misspoke. What I meant to say was, um… no. You know what? We are all adults here. I’m not gonna have a secret conversation with your girlfriend about you.

Adam: Okay, sally is my ex-girlfriend. That has not changed.

Sharon: Sorry to hear that.

Adam: Why?

Sharon: After you and i spoke, sally came and confided in me again. She seemed very confused and upset about why you would give her one reason for the breakup and then give me another.

Adam: Okay, well, if you’ll let me explain, there’s actually a really good reason for that.

Sharon: No, no, please. You don’t have to. It’s irrelevant. We really don’t have to get into the “he said/she said” or why you gave two versions of the story. The thing that, um, struck me the most, I guess, was that she really seems to love you and, you know, she accepts you, flaws and all, as you are.

Adam: Yeah. Well, she would be better off if she didn’T. She’d be better hating me.

Sharon: Yeah, I’m sure it would make it easier for you if you had succeeded at running her off forever.

Adam: You saw what a spectacle she made of herself in here. I mean, if anybody saw that from newman, her days would be numbered.

Sharon: I agree with you, and I’m sure she’s aware of that. And yet she did it anyway. So, what does that tell you?

Adam: Mm. That her priorities are out of whack.

Sharon: Well, that’s not for you to decide.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Actually, it is, okay? Sally’s the most driven person that I have ever met. She has spent her whole life chasing professional success and respectability. And now that she’s gotten them, I’m not gonna let her lose those things, especially when my relationships are destined to crash and burn.

Sharon: Well, you don’t know that. That might not be true. Hey, who knows? Maybe she is the person you were meant to spend the rest of your life with. But I feel like I can be objective about this because, you know, before you two met, I was one of the few people in town who you could count on to have your back.

Adam: And I promise not to burden you with that responsibility — again, if that’s what you’re worried about, okay? I don’t need to be with anybody right now.

Sharon: Everybody needs people in their lives who care about them. It was good for you when you had sally in your life. And, you know, that’s why i convinced her to not give up on you — to prove to you that you are more important to her than any job. And she was very impassioned, so I assume that’s what she did.

Adam: Oh, you are right. She came to me, and she said she was going to quit newman.

Sharon: Which surely made you realize what you’d be giving up by continuing to reject her, right? Or am I wrong? Have you really hardened your heart to sally? Because I thought that you had feelings for her, too.

Chance: I tell you, it’s pretty strange timing for victoria to bolt like that — I mean, the night after her ex dies in her house.

Nick: There was no bolting involved. Vick went to pick up her kids from camp. Then they’re gonna stop by their favorite water park on the way home. Nothing changes, except I don’t know how she’s gonna be able to enjoy the day because she has to tell her children that their stepfather died in a car crash.

Chance: That’s tough news to break, especially to children.

Nick: I just hope she can find some comfort in spending time with katie and johnny.

Chance: Has she considered having billy grab them instead? You know, given that there is an ongoing investigation happening?

Nick: Billy’s away on business. And why would victoria need to stay in town? She didn’t do anything wrong.

Chance: I didn’t say she did.

Nick: You kind of implied it.

Chance: Look, I came here, and I was hoping to get a little bit more insight into ashland’s frame of mind.

Nick: Look, I thought I was pretty clear last night. Ashland was in a complete rage when he was going after my sister.

Chance: I understand. I was just looking for some additional nuance.

Nick: Like what?

Chance: For instance, in your opinion, would you say ashland was in a state of mind to take his own life when he left after your altercation?

Nick: Look, man, I couldn’t tell you if ashland was suicidal. Like I said, I wasn’t there when he left. Now, I can tell you he was homicidal while he was attacking my sister. And then he turned on me when i stepped in to try and protect her. Honestly, chance, I didn’t think he could breathe, let alone drive a car.

Chance: And that is the most confusing part about all this.

Nick: Look, I wish like hell I could tell you what happened after victoria and I left ashland for dead.

Adam: You’re not completely wrong. I do have feelings for —

had feelings for sally.

Sharon: Okay, come on. It’s me you’re talking to. I’m not buying the past tense.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: Okay. Why are you cutting out someone who cares about you and appears to see the best in you and might even bring the best out of you?

Adam: Sharon, it’s — it’s complicated.

Sharon: You know what? When you find someone who you really match up with, it shouldn’t be complicated and you shouldn’t take it for granted.

Adam: Look, as I already told you, um, this is what’s best for everybody, okay? I need a break. And the trip that you heard me booking was for vegas.

Sharon: Really? Given your history there, why would you want to go back there? And don’t forget — I’m the one who brought you home from vegas. I wouldn’t want to see you slide into old bad habits. So, how long are you staying?

Adam: I’m taking off now.

[ Laughter ] Okay, you have a family to attend to, and I have a trip to pack for. Good luck with the procedure today, tessa.

Tessa: Thank you.

Adam: Take care, ladies.

Sharon: How was your walk?

Mariah: It was great. Yeah. I was just wondering if I could do a coffee to go ’cause we’re gonna be heading to the surgery center in a little bit.

Sharon: Of course. Um, tessa, I don’t suppose you’re allowed to have anything before your procedure?

Tessa: [ Sighs ] No. I wish because I just really want a hot mocha because it would be the last time that i would be able to have one for a while. I won’t tell if you won’T.

Sharon: [ Laughs ] Totally understand that. After what I’ve been through, anything medical just gives me the jitters.

Tessa: Yeah, I — I’m nervous, but I’m less nervous because this one has been such a soothing presence.

Summer: Are you ready?

Jack: I want to help in any way I can.

Kyle: Thanks, dad. I appreciate the support, but i feel summer and I should tell our son the news. I’d be grateful if you were around to help pick up any pieces afterwards. I know harrison’s grandpa will be an important part of the healing process.

Jack: Of course.

Summer: I left him playing with the nanny upstairs, but we shouldn’t put this off. The press is gonna be all over this pretty soon, and harrison is sensitive. If people are buzzing about it, he’s liable to pick up on something.

Jack: You know what? I’ll go up and get harrison, give you a few minutes to prepare, alright?

Kyle: Okay. Thanks. God, I’m dreading this.

Summer: It’s gonna be so difficult. You know, when harrison is sad about the littlest of things, it usually gets me going, too.

Kyle: Yeah, the shock will be bad enough, but I wonder how this will affect him long term. Losing a parent as a kid… you — you suddenly realize there’s no such thing as forever. It turned my world upside down, colored everything since.

Sharon: I know how tough this is for you. It’s triggering painful memories, I’m sure.

Kyle: Remembering what I was put through as a kid brings up all the old times, the overwhelming grief. I have to wonder if my mother considered the pain her actions caused me, the way I’m considering harrison’s pain now. Did she ever imagine how difficult it would be for my dad to have to tell me that my mother was never coming home?

Summer: [ Breathes deeply ] Look, if you aren’t ready, i don’t want to rush you into this.

Kyle: No. No. I may understand the pain, but i also understand that you can get through this. I can do this. I can do this for my son.

Summer: We can do this.

Nikki: Oh, hello, chance.

Chance: Hello, nikki. Very nice to see you.

Nikki: You too. How are you, darling?

Nick: Hey, mom.

Nikki: I’m glad you’re here. I wanted you to know how grateful I am for you coming to victoria’s aid last night and that you were able to track down ashland so quickly.

Chance: I’m just doing my job.

Nikki: Well, I know you understand the terrible toll this has taken on abby’s siblings. If you’re finished speaking with nicholas, I haven’t seen him since he rescued his sister, and I’d like to spend a little time with him.

Chance: Yeah, absolutely. I think, uh, nick has said all he has to say. Unless you want to add something?

Nick: No. I’m good.

Chance: Okay. Well, do me a favor. If either of you speak to victoria, please have her call me.

Nikki: We will. Give our love to abby and dominic.

Chance: Of course.

Nick: See ya.

Chance: Excuse me.

Nikki: Oh, son, I’m so grateful that you were there for your sister. Thank god you showed up when you did. And I’m so sorry about everything you went through. How are you feeling?

Nick: Like I don’t deserve to be thanked.

Nikki: You’re blaming yourself, aren’t you? You know…

[ Sighs ] We need to get out of here. We need to go someplace where we can talk without being interrupted by work and not reminded of the dreaded newman/locke regime.

[ Folder thuds ]

Sharon: Are you leaving for the procedure soon?

Mariah: Uh, yeah. We just went on a little walk, you know, to clear our heads.

Sharon: Okay. Because, um, I got you a little care package. I put it together so tessa can have that when you bring her home, and I plan to stock your fridge with soothing things to eat and drink.

Tessa: Aww.

Mariah: Mom, that is so sweet of you.

Tessa: Oh, it is. Thank you, sharon.

Sharon: Well, it’s my pleasure.

Tessa: Uh, I’m gonna take it upstairs now and gather my things for the doctor’S.

Mariah: Yeah. I’ll be here waiting.

Tessa: I’m so lucky to have a mother-in-law that feels like a mom.

Sharon: Aww.

Tessa: Thank you.

Sharon: That is the loveliest thing anyone has ever said to me. Hey, what’s wrong? A minute ago, you were all smiles.

Mariah: I’m trying to keep a brave face for tessa’s sake, but the truth is, I am scared to death about today. Ladies, six minutes please…

Sharon: I am so sorry. I had no idea you were this scared. I thought you and tessa were fine, and the procedure is just very —

Mariah: It’s routine. Yeah. I know. I know. I just — I didn’t even realize I was feeling this way until earlier when — when tessa said that she was scared. She’s terrified she’s gonna lose her singing voice.

Sharon: [ Gasps ]

Mariah: I guess just seeing how afraid she was made me afraid…’cause I can’t bear the thought of tessa being in any kind of pain.

Sharon: I understand that feeling, wanting the one you love to be okay, even more so than yourself. But, hey, that’s marriage. And you two have each other. And you have a great doctor. And you’re gonna be okay. You’ll get through this.

Tessa: [ Sighs ] Okay. I’m ready.

Mariah: [ Smooches ] Let’s do this.

Nikki: Now, I know you, and i know you’re churning inside. Please tell me you know it wasn’t your fault. You are not responsible for ashland’s death.

Nick: How can I do that when I don’t know?

Nikki: From what i understand, you probably saved your sister’s life.

Nick: I don’t know how much vick told you. I threw a punch, you know? I knocked ashland down. He hit his head on the fireplace. He was bleeding and unconscious.

Nikki: Alright, baby, stop. You don’t have to keep retelling it. I know the rest, all of it.

Kyle: There are some things we need to tell you, buddy. Sometimes accidents happen… and people get hurt. And it can be sad and scary. It’s a hard part of life.

Summer: Do you understand what an accident is?

Kyle: Hey, remember that movie we saw, where the pony’s dad got hurt and he wasn’t able to be around to watch the pony grow up? It’s kind of like that. Unfortunately… father won’t be able to come see us anymore.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Jack: I’ll get that. Uh, hi. I don’t mean to be rude, but this is not a good time. We’re dealing with something right now.

Diane: Oh. I’m — I’m sorry. I guess I should have phoned first.

Jack: Probably.

Harrison: Dee dee!

Kyle: Hey, stay with me. Stay with me. Come here. Harrison, do you understand what we just told you? Father died. Which means he’s gone. He won’t be able to come back and visit anymore.

Harrison: No, father told me he’ll come back.

Summer: Let’s step outside for a moment.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

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Summer: Ashland was found in his car in a ravine. Police believe he died instantly.

Diane: What?! Oh, I’m — I’m so sorry.

Summer: Diane, I think you should go now. Harrison has a lot to process, if he even can, and this is bringing up a lot of bad memories for kyle.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I — I realize that. Which is exactly why I should stay. Please — please, let me go back inside. Please let me try to help.

Nick: How much do you know about what happened last night?

Nikki: I know that you and victoria both thought that ashland was dead when you left the house. And if anybody understands the horror that you’re feeling, it’s me. Because I thought that I had killed jt.

Nick: I remember.

Nikki: And even though I knew I was justified, I still blamed myself. I was haunted by it. I was defending victoria, just as you were, but I would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat if I had to.

Nick: So would I.

Nikki: I’m sorry things played out the way they did. But, honey, I’m so grateful you were there to intervene. I mean, otherwise, we might be planning your sister’s funeral and ashland would still be out there walking the streets.

Nick: Look, I get what you’re saying, but I cannot shake the visual of ashland lying on that hearth unconscious —

Nikki: Honey, please stop. Now, I want you to hear what I am saying. You are not responsible for what happened to ashland last night, and I’m not even gonna pretend to mourn that monster. His death was his own doing, but he was still alive the last time you saw him. He got up, he walked out, he got in his car and drove off. It is not your fault that he died in a car accident. I need you to fully understand that. You are not to blame for his death.

Diane: Hi, harrison. Sounds like you’re having a big talk.

Kyle: Yes, we are.

Diane: I know mommy and daddy shared some sad news with you, how father got hurt and he won’t be back. That’s kind of hard to believe or understand, isn’t it? Yeah. Hey, you and I just saw father at the park, didn’t we? I heard him telling you how much he loves you and how he had to go away on a trip, but that he’d be back soon.

[ Sighs ] But sometimes things happen in life that we aren’t expecting and our plans change, like — oh, do you remember the day that we were going to the park and then, when we went outside, it started to rain, so we decided to stay home? Yeah. Well, that’s — that’s one way that plans can change when something that we can’t control happens to us. And then all of a sudden, things aren’t the way we thought they’d be. But that doesn’t mean that father didn’t love you more than anything else in this world. I know that if father could be here with you, he would be. But this is just one of those times that something bad happened and he can’t be. Show me where your heart is.

[ Chuckles ] What a smart and brave boy you are. That’s — that’s absolutely right.

Kyle: Father’s still in there, in your heart.

Diane: Yeah.

Kyle: Along with all the other people you love. For copd,

Nick: Hey.

Sharon: Hey. You know what? You just missed the girls. They’re on their way to tessa’s procedure, and they’re both a little nervous about it, but i think that’s probably natural. Everything’s gonna be fine.

Nick: Yeah, I’m gonna send them flowers to their apartment later.

Sharon: Good. Um, you seem a little — I don’t know — preoccupied. What’s on your mind?

Nick: I came by here last night looking for you, but I ran into sally instead, and this was after having a conversation with my mother that wasn’t as comforting as she intended it to be.

Sharon: Well, I’m here now. I’m gonna pour you a cup of coffee, and you can tell me all about it.

Nick: Okay. It, uh — this hasn’t hit the news yet… but something happened and i need to tell you about it.

Sharon: Okay.

Nick: Ashland died last night. The police found him in his car at the bottom of a ravine.

Adam: Chance?

Chance: Hey, man.

Adam: How’s it going?

Chance: Oh, you know, keeping busy. How about yourself?

Adam: Uh, I’m actually taking off to vegas for a bit, so I’ll make sure to play a round poker on your behalf.

Chance: I take it you don’t know about ashland?

Adam: Well, since I have no idea what you’re talking about, apparently not.

Chance: I guess the news hasn’t broken yet, but I’m surprised your family hasn’t told you.

Adam: Well, trust me when i say I am permanently out of the loop when it comes to newman news. Why? What has locke done now?

Chance: Well, he died in an accident. At least, that’s the official version for now.

Sharon: You know, I feel bad for you and victoria. My heart goes out to you. It must have been a hellish night. First there you are, defending victoria against ashland. You don’t know where the man is. He’s out there somewhere, ready for more violence, and then you get the call about the accident.

Nick: You left out the part where I thought I killed ashland before he got up and vanished. I still have no idea how that happened.

Sharon: Well, if you talked to nikki, you know what I think.

Nick: On account of jt?

Sharon: Mm. I know that it’s possible for you to be absolutely certain that someone died and then didn’T. You know, nikki only thought thathe killed jt. And you only thought that you killed ashland. But that’s where the comparison ends.

Nick: [ Sighs ] How do you mean?

Sharon: Well, you didn’t have to wait months before finding out that that wasn’t true. In many ways, you’re very lucky that ashland got up and walked away last night. I brought in ensure max protein

Diane: Ooh. Alright, I should go so you can be with your mommy and your daddy and your grandpa.

Harrison: Dee dee, don’t go.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, maybe if it’s alright, we could go outside and hunt for leaves. Would you like that?

Summer: I think that’s a great idea. Harrison could use some time with his friend right now.

Kyle: Actually, harrison, dee dee is more than a good friend. She’s my mom, your grandmother, just like jack is my dad and your grandfather. And I know that dee dee loves you very much. And we’re so happy she’s here to help us on a hard day.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Harrison, can I have another hug? Aww. Thank you. [ Sniffles ]

Sharon: I’m getting the feeling that this conversation isn’t really helping. What’s gnawing at you?

Nick: I’m just trying to wrap my head around how ashland vanished and then later ended up dead in his car. I’m telling you, he had no pulse. Vick tried cpr.

Sharon: Yep. Been there. But it is clear if ashland was there when you left to go out for air and then he wasn’t there anymore when you came back — because he wasn’t dead. You didn’t kill him.

Nick: I want to believe that.

Sharon: Why would you doubt it? What, do you think that the head injury might have caused the crash? That’s speculation. Blaming yourself for all of the actions that the man took that night on his own accord, including attacking victoria in the first place.

Nick: At first, I did think him falling down and hurting his head played some part in his accident, but there’s just more to it than that. I mean, there’s a whole part of the sequence that just doesn’t sit right with me.

Sharon: Like what?

Nick: My dad showing up at victoria’s just after we discovered that ashland was gone. It doesn’t make sense. I’m trying to fight the feeling, but the thing is, with my dad there, the simple explanation is probably too simple. When victor newman is involved, things tend to get very complicated.

Sharon: Well, did you ask him point blank?

Nick: I did.

Sharon: And?

Nick: I still don’t know what went down, sharon, because the truth is, I can’t trust my dad to tell the truth.

Adam: What do you mean, “official version”? I mean, is the guy dead or is he not dead?

Chance: Very much so.

Adam: Then why would you use that phrase? I mean, is there another theory floating around out there?

[ Cellphone chimes]

Chance: Sorry, man. Duty calls. I got to run. I hope you’re back from vegas soon ’cause your family might need your support.

Adam: Yeah. Hi, paula. It’s me again. Um… I need you to cancel my flight. There’s been a change in plans.

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Nate: I’m no intern. I don’t need adult supervision like some kid fresh out of school.

Amanda: Is everything okay in here?

Nikki: Unfortunately, we have not been able to dig up any dirt on diane when she was living in los angeles.

Phyllis: So we realized that we have to come up with some dirt here.

Kevin: Why? What’d I miss?

Chance: Locke’s death might be more complicated than we first thought.

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