Y&R Transcript Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Lily: Oh. “If you’re reading this, you must be home — finally. Waiting’s the worst. When I see you again, I’ll make up for lost time.” Aww, that’s sweet. Hey, billy, it’s me. I just got your gift. Thank you so much. It’s very sweet. I’m gonna wait to open it, though, when you’re here, so that way I can thank you in person.

[ Rattling ]

Chelsea: I came up with the best idea last night, and i think you’re gonna love it.

Billy: You know, I can get you a bowl for that.

Chelsea: You know you’re killing my vibe?

Billy: [ Chuckles ] All right. Uh… we don’t even have to be here, actually. We can go to crimson lights. There’s a lot more room, and there’s someone else to clean up your carnage.

And we can riff on the whole true-crime series we were contemplating earlier.

Yeah, and let’s just get these a little organized, huh? File these away.

Chelsea: Okay. This is a file, or a whole filing system? It’s all color-coordinated and tabulated. Do you have a name for this? Like a nerdy name. Like, um, the billy abbott approach? Baa? Like, “baaah,” like a sheep? Get it?

Billy: No, I do get it. I’m not sure it’s funny.

Chelsea: It is funny. When did you become so fastidious, so particular?

Billy: I put this studio together to be free of distractions. So the absence of clutter is actually on purpose.

Chelsea: Okay. Well, I think that crumbs add a little something.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] These are great.

Billy: No, you’re not.

Chance: Thank you.

Sally: Do you believe in serendipity, detective?

Chance: Well, in my line of work, we call it a coincidence. And 9 times out of 10, I do not.

Sally: Well, allow this to be your exception, because you were just the man I wanted to see.

Chance: I’m pretty sure last time we spoke, you were helping abby pick out a wedding dress. Now you’re running newman media. Congratulations.

Sally: Thank you. My amazing new job is actually why I wanted to talk with you. My reporters are having a heck of a time wrangling information from our usual sources at the station.

Chance: You don’t say.

Sally: Yeah. So what’s the trick? Tell me. Do they fear you, or do they respect you?

Chance: Oh. Uh… maybe it’s a healthy dose of both.

Sally: Well, it is terribly frustrating, to tell you the truth. When can we expect an official update on this mysterious investigation?

Victor: Chance’s team was able to recover some video footage from the gas station where ashland parked his car.

Nick: You got to be kidding me.

Nikki: What’s on the tape?

Victoria: Did you see it?

Victor: Man got into a car and drove away. That’s all.

Nick: One of your security guys?

Victor: Could’ve been. Quality of the video wasn’t very good.

Nikki: Well, that could’ve been anyone.

Victor: Well, anyone but ashland. Ashland didn’t smoke. This guy had a cigarette.

Victoria: So the police found a cigarette butt at that location. Do you think it could’ve been one of your guys?

Nick: All they have to do is run a dna test.

Victor: Yeah, there’s that possibility.

Nikki: And then it’s just a quick game of connect the dots, and it comes back to us.

Victor: To me.

Nikki: How could someone on your staff be so careless?

Nick: This is exactly what i was worried was gonna happen. So what’s the plan now, dad? What are we supposed to do? As sensodyne scientists

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Sally: Don’t worry. I’m not at all offended by your refusal to discuss locke’s death.

Chance: Well, thanks for understanding.

Sally: Because I know that you understand the position

I’m in.

Chance: Yeah. You run a media company. Death of a tycoon seems pretty newsworthy, if you ask me. Not to mention the fact that you are new at this, so might feel like you have something to prove.

Sally: Why, detective, I have the unsettling feeling that I have just been analyzed. You really do know how to read people. And you are very polite for not bringing adam into the conversation, though, of course, he’s another reason why I feel the need to prove to everyone that I’m up for the job. He elevated me to ceo, told me he believed in me. And then…what does he do? He breaks up and walks away in what was one of the most difficult moments I’ve had in a really long time.

Chance: Well, I’m sorry about that. But I, uh, am not all that surprised. You might not feel like it right now, but you are better off. Trust me.

Sally: Well, you’re the latest in a long line of people to tell me that.

Chance: People that tend to get sucked into his orbit, they live to regret it.

Sally: I told myself that we were a good fit, two people with a checkered past who wouldn’t judge each other, and I was gonna be the one who finally made him feel safe and accepted and truly loved. Spoiler alert — didn’t work out that way.

Chance: Yeah, well, adam, he is just really good at letting people down, isn’t he?

Sally: Yeah. Well, I’m aware that it could have been a heck of a lot worse. At least I didn’t have to take a bullet for him before I realized what he was all about.

Chance: Yeah.

Chelsea: How did this happen? The notorious billy abbott is now the buttoned-down guy you bring home to mom.

Billy: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trying to maintain a professional atmosphere, like not having popcorn on the floor.

Okay. Whatever you say, grandpa. I mean, do you hear yourself? Who are you?

Billy: Oh, lord. Really? I mean, that’s a first — somebody’s complaining that I’m actually a rule follower.

Chelsea: Yeah, kind of off-brand for you, isn’t it?

Billy: Yeah, I would say so, maybe. You give me a line, and I will cross it. You give me a order, I will give you disorder. It’s actually gotten me into some pretty good trouble over the years.

Chelsea: Kind of how things got tricky with victoria back in the day, right?

Billy: I have my regrets, yeah.

Chelsea: And now look how the pendulum just swings in the opposite direction.

Billy: Not quite sure what you mean by that.

Chelsea: Come on. You have to know you’re a little uptight these days.

Billy: Are you saying that i have become boring and predictable? What, since I started dating lily?

Chelsea: Oh, I don’t blame lily. This is all on you.

Victor: There’s nothing for us to do right now but sit back and wait until we find out what evidence chance finds.

Victoria: I think he’s made it pretty clear that he’s going to keep digging until he finds the whole truth.

Nikki: The minute the media find out we’re involved, it will be a nightmare.

Nick: You’re right, mom. We need to get out in front of this.

Victoria: What about the statement that we released previously?

Nick: That’s not gonna cut it. We need to hire a crisis P.R. Firm. We should probably get michael baldwin on this.

Victor: Michael baldwin is busy with other issues, okay? We just have to sit back now. Reserve our options, that’s all. Be patient. Meanwhile, I talked to sally spectra, and I asked her to tamp down the news about ashland’s death.

Nick: When did you do this?

Victor: This morning. Made it pretty clear to her.

Nick: Meaning you went to intimidate her. Dad, when are you gonna get it? You’re not making things better. You’re just making things worse. I’m jonathan lawson

Billy: But if I’m so uptight, then why do you want to work with me?

Chelsea: Because podcast billy is fun. Podcast billy is charming, witty, thoughtful. Oh, and don’t forget irreverent.

Billy: How could I?

Chelsea: Honestly, it’s a relief to know you haven’t lost that side of yourself.

Billy: Well, you know, it’s all about balance. Everything in moderation, right? Because problems happen when i go too far in any one direction.

Chelsea: Well, I get that. But I don’t think you should have to monitor yourself. You don’t want to live like that. You just need to relax, breathe a little.

Billy: I am relaxed.

Chelsea: It doesn’t seem like it.

Billy: How did we get on this topic in the first place?

Chelsea: You know, I think it was the index cards that threw us over the edge. If it makes you uncomfortable we’ll change the subject.

Billy: Yeah, no, that’s a good idea. I can definitely get behind that. Let’s talk about you and your issues now.

Chelsea: I have had plenty of therapy. Bring it on.

Victor: Son, why would you take issue with me talking to sally spectra? Isn’t that what you did earlier when you asked her to turn down the news about ashland’s death?

Nick: I didn’t use coercion. I told her that we would respect the firewall between the owners of newman media and the people making the editorial decisions.

Victor: And you honestly think it was a happy accident that she did exactly what was beneficial to our family? Think again. She knew it was the right thing to do, what would benefit us. Okay? And she bloody well should have.

Nick: She promised me that she was gonna wait until she had more information about that night, and it sounds like it’s gonna be any minute now.

Victoria: What are you saying, nick?

Nick: Just think about it, how it’s gonna look if all these other news outlets are running with the story about how ashland really died and we’ve got nothing.

Victoria: It would look like we’ve suppressed the coverage.

Nikki: Like we have something to hide. It could start a feeding frenzy.

Nick: And it could severely damage newman media’s reputation for journalistic integrity.

Victor: I don’t give a damn how that looks, okay?

Nick: Vic, you know I’m right.

Victoria: Look, I’m not up for this debate. I am so tired of thinking about that hellish night. I just — I need for this to be over.

Nikki: Darling, you need to take a break. Why don’t you go get some air?

Victoria: Fine. I’m gonna go check on the kids. They’re playing outside.

Nick: Let’s just — let’s just take a minute here — okay? — And think about this. It’s not too late to change course.

Victor: Enough! End of discussion.

[ Door opens, closes ]

Sally: When it comes to adam, we actually have a lot in common. We both thought we could reach out to him, help him change his life, and we both got burned.

Chance: What exactly did he tell you about our relationship?

Sally: Well, that you two were buddies back in his vegas card-shark days. Apparently, you were some badass undercover agent at the time.

Chance: Well, something like that.

Sally: But then when you both ended up back in genoa city, you couldn’t deal with the crap he was pulling, and the bromance ended. But you still took a bullet for him. Which is metaphorically how I felt whenever i temporarily lost my self-respect and begged him to admit that he still wanted me, only to get rejected again.

Chance: When you put it that way, I guess we do have some things in common.

Sally: Mm-hmm. I mean, it’d be one thing if we could wash our hands clean of him entirely, but it’s not that simple, is it? I mean, you washed your hands clean of him, but he’s your brother-in-law. And now, strangely enough, because of the investigation, he won’t leave me alone.

Chance: Oh, yeah? Why’s that?

Sally: Well, he’s curious about it. Borderline obsessed. He says that he heard a rumor that victor is involved somehow, and he keeps coming to me, hoping that I can validate these claims, which is just fully ridiculous.

Chance: Well, I wouldn’t say it’s fully ridiculous. You do work at newman tower. People talk.

Sally: Yeah, not the ones who like being gainfully employed. How do you think that would go over? “Hey, boss, here’s your latest sales figures. It’s pretty crazy about your ex dying in that car accident. You don’t suppose your dad had anything to do with that?”

Chance: Still.

Sally: Yeah, and unlike adam, I don’t want to believe that there’s truth to any of the gossip, because victoria has already been through so much. All the newmans have. I believe that they deserve to have their locke era come to an end. Hmm. Your silence speaks volumes. Is that your way of saying things are about to get a lot more difficult?

Chance: Actually, I was thinking it’s about time for me to get out of here. Very nice to see you, miss spectra.

Sally: You too, detective.

Adam: Well, that was interesting.

Sally: [ Scoffs ] How long have you been lurking there?

Adam: Long enough to see you trying to wheedle information out of chance.

Sally: You got me the job, broke up with me so I could keep the job, and now you’re complaining that I’m doing the job?

Adam: Sally, you are the ceo of newman media. You’re not a cub reporter. It’s a good thing, too, since you had no success getting chance to open his mouth.

Sally: Is this fun for you? Giving me a hard time?

Adam: No, that’s not my intention. I’d actually decided the next time I saw you, I was going to agree to your proposition, that I would share my true feelings about our breakup in exchange for what you know about ashland’s death. But after seeing you with chance, I’ve realized that you were bluffing. You have no idea what happened the night locke died.

Sally: You’re wrong. I’m not about to share what nick told me with the detective who’s investigating him.

Adam: [ Breathes deeply ] Look, if we’re still gonna trade secrets, you’re gonna need to be the one who goes first.

Nick: Mom, I said I didn’t want tea.

Nikki: I know, but drink it anyway. We all need to take a moment to calm ourselves. I know I do.

Nick: You’re right. The most important thing is that you keep your stress level under control. And I know I’m just adding to it, but, mom, I’m telling you, the family hasn’t faced something this big in a long time. Dad thinks we can just tough it out and stand our ground, but the fact is —

Nikki: I know. He can go to prison. I’ve thought of nothing else since I learned how involved he is in this.

Nick: Mom, dad will listen to you. Please have a meet with michael and just go over his legal options. Dad says he doesn’t care what people think about him, but he has to think about the company right now. Public perception matters. If we prevent our own media outlets from running this story —

Nikki: Look, nobody is talking about an all-out ban, just some editorial discretion.

Nick: If we’re too heavy-handed about it, it’s gonna look like a blatant cover-up.

Nikki: You seem to think that we should publish people’s worst suspicions before anything chance can find even comes to light. I don’t see how that can be helpful.

Nick: So you’re siding with dad on this?

Victor: Thank you. Ah, my boy.

Noah: Hey, grandpa.

Victor: Join me. So, when is the last time your grandfather bought you drink?

Noah: I am gonna say… it’s been too long. Let’s do it.

Victor: [ Laughs ] Barkeep, a tequila for my grandson. So, have you found an alternate location for your nightclub?

Noah: I think so.

Victor: Glad to hear that. Sorry I couldn’t accommodate you at top of the tower.

Noah: Eh, it’s all good. Uh, there is something I’d like to discuss, though, if you have time.

Victor: Sure.

Noah: The other day, when we were here talking about the club, that was right after ashland died. It wasn’t until afterwards I realized you must have known about it, but… but you didn’t say anything. It’s just been on my mind ever since. What was that about?

Victoria: Nate, hi.

Nate: Hey, it’s been a while.

Victoria: Do you mind if i sit?

Nate: Please.

Victoria: Thank you so much for the voicemail that you left me after the news broke about ashland. That was really kind of you. I’m sorry if I didn’t respond. It’s just difficult to know what to say.

Nate: No, no, I understand. I was just concerned. I know you’ve been through a lot, and I wanted you to know you have friends that are here for you.

Victoria: I’m okay. Mostly.

Nate: But if you need someone to listen while you vent about what a bastard ashland was, I’m your guy.

Victoria: Nate…

Nate: I’m sorry. Was that too harsh?

Victoria: No, don’t be sorry. I actually appreciate your candor. Ashland was a bastard, but i won’t be doing any venting. I’ve decided that I want to move on from that chapter of my life.

Nate: Sometimes that’s easier said than done.


“The young and the restless”

will continue.

[Sfx: Buzzing ] This is pretection

Victoria: Honestly, I am all talked out about ashland. So in the spirit of moving on, how are things going at chancellor-winters?

Nate: They’re good. Real good.

Victoria: Yeah? You’re not regretting the pivot to corporate life?

Nate: It’s not without its challenges, but you can say the same about anything worth doing.

Victoria: Mm. Well… I know that he who shall not be named had his own selfish reasons for wanting to recruit you to newman, but I will always think of you as the one who got away.

Nate: That is the nicest thing I’ve heard all day.

[ Both laugh ]

Victoria: I’m sure you’re very happy where you’re at, working with your cousins.

Nate: You know that thing i said earlier about challenges? It applies to working with family.

Victoria: Oh, yes, well… tell me about it.

Nate: Adam?

Victoria: Yes, I am very glad that’s over. Although working with family members that I love and respect can also be very complicated. My mother. As co-ceo, constantly nagging me for not getting enough rest.

[ Both laugh ]

Nate: That is exactly the issue. They treat you differently than they would any other colleague.

Victoria: Yes. But with every new situation, there are growing pains. We’ll adapt.

Nate: Well, I hope you’re right.

Victoria: Oh, I know I’m right. You have a very bright mind, and you have so much to offer. I’m sure devon and lily realize how lucky they are to have you on board.

Nate: That is very kind of you to say. I certainly hope they feel that way.

Victor: Why would you be upset that we didn’t talk about ashland that day?

Noah: It just seems like the sort of thing that would’ve come up, unless there’s a reason for it not to.

Victor: You’re very intuitive. And your instincts are right.

Noah: Well, I take that to mean something’s coming and something not so good. I’ve had this feeling, and the word “dread” comes to mind.

Victor: Everything will be all right, okay? I know that a lot of my family gets upset about… how I do things, but I want you to know that i only do them to protect my family. Okay?

Noah: I know.

Victor: Now, if you have any problems in the future, you come to me any time.

Noah: Well, what if my problem is I’m worried about you?

Victor: [ Chuckles ] You trust me, right?

Noah: With my life.

Victor: Good man. Cheers.

[ Glasses clink ]

Nikki: I understand your point about newman media maintaining their integrity, but we don’t have to be the ones to break the story.

Nick: So you want to just wait and see, like dad does.

Nikki: Well, it just makes sense. A-and that way, newman media could be truthful in reporting but not crossing the line into self-incrimination.

Nick: So what you’re saying is, the family intends to exert influence over the nature of the coverage, put pressure on?

Nikki: Well, yes, of course. I don’t think anybody would be surprised or offended that newman media’s coverage of the newman family would be respectful.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I guess I’m the only one who wants to get out in front of this, so we don’t need to discuss it any further. I will go talk to sally, since I’m the one who told her she could do her job as she sees fit. I will now tell her she needs to curtail her coverage of ashland’s death.

Sally: Thank you, adam, for reminding me why it’s best that we are apart.

Adam: Wait. Will you hold on a second?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Adam: What did I do?

Sally: You’re treating this like it’s a game. Talking about our breakup and the way that you made me feel, I mean, it’s funny to you, apparently. You’re that cruel.

Adam: Sally, you were the one who set the terms of this deal.

Sally: Yes, I did, because i was looking for some scrap of validation from you, and I was willing to use whatever leverage necessary to get it. But I shouldn’t have to beg and barter for you to treat me with basic human decency. So you know what? You’re right. Nick never told me anything about the night that ashland died. I have no insider information whatsoever, which I’m sure is a huge relief to you. Now you don’t have to muster whatever effort it would have taken for you to eke out a few kind words for me. And I’m starting not to give a damn anyway.

Ever notice how stiff clothes can feel rough on your skin?

[ Knock on door ]

Devon: Welcome home.

Lily: Hi.

Devon: Hey, hey.

Lily: Did you miss me?

Devon: Uh, I did, yeah. It’s — it’s too quiet around here without you.

Lily: Aww. So, give me the update. How’s amanda?

Devon: Amanda is all right. She’s in virginia with her mom. She’s right where she needs to be.

Lily: Oh, wow. So you have been alone.

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: Have you seen dom?

Devon: Yeah, he spent the night last night.

Lily: Aww. So you have lots of photos and videos to show his favorite aunt.

Devon: I do. I’ll send them to you.

Lily: Okay, great. Well, now that we covered family, let’s talk about work.

Devon: Okay.

Lily: Jeff from P.R. Said that one of our acts have been double booked.

Devon: Yes, that was a, uh — just a misunderstanding between me and nate. But it’s been resolved. It’s fine.

Lily: Is it?

Devon: Yeah, it wasn’t at first, but it is now.

Lily: Okay. What happened?

Devon: Uh, nate just went ahead and made a decision without getting approval from me first, and then he got a little sensitive when I called him out about it. I think he’s just struggling with not being the head guy in charge like he was at memorial and having people report to him.

Lily: Well, yeah, I mean, i could see that being an adjustment.

Devon: Yeah, me too. And I even suggested that he needs a mentor, whether he wants to admit it or not.

Lily: So what I’m hearing is that you feel like he’s resistant to your feedback?

Devon: Oh, no, it’s much worse than that. He got completely angry and offended and said that I was micromanaging and had the nerve to accuse me of being threatened by him.

Adam: Hey, chance.

Chance: Hey.

Adam: Guess you’re going back to the kitchen to see abby? So, uh, I won’t keep you long.

Chance: Oh, no, she’s not here. I’m actually just picking up some takeout. I don’t have a lot of time, man, so if you’re still trying to join forces to investigate your father, the answer’s still no.

Adam: Oh, that’s too bad. But then again, you, uh, can’t stop me from going solo.

Chance: Take my advice. Let it go. I’ve heard you’ve been badgering people, trying to implicate your dad. Stop.

Adam: You mean sally? You know, I saw the two of you talking earlier. And that’s another instance where you might have better luck if we were working together, chance. Okay? She doesn’t want to talk to me anymore, but I know what makes her tick. And I can help you win her trust. And I can find out what, if anything, she knows. What do you say?

[ Keys clacking ]

Victor: Whoa! That’s what I like to see. My daughter hard at work for the company.

Victoria: You will be pleased to know that we’ve beat revenue predictions for this quarter.

Victor: I’m not here to talk about business, you know. I’m here because, last time we spoke, you were upset.

Victoria: I appreciate that. And I tell you, I feel much calmer after seeing the kids. We can get through this. We survived ashland. I think we can get through anything.

Victor: I am very glad to hear you say that. All right? Hope your brother feels the same.

Victoria: Dad, I’m worried about nicholas. He has been busy dealing with everything that’s happened since that night. He has not had time to process what he — what he’s done for me. He’s so worried about me, and now he’s terrified about what will happen to you and mom if you’re arrested.

Victor: It’s not gonna happen.

Victoria: Well, you didn’t think that chance would find evidence to contradict your story, but he did.

Victor: Wait a minute. Have you seen me dragged downtown to be interrogated?

Victoria: No, daddy, my point is, is that nicholas has a lot on his shoulders. I mean, he’s inherited your protective nature. He wants to fix things, but i don’t think there’s much that he can do in this situation.

Victor: Your brother needs to learn is just to relax. You know, sometimes it’s best to do nothing. Just be patient, that’s all.

Victoria: Yes. Well, that’s never been his strength, has it?

Sally: Did we have a meeting scheduled?

Nick: No, but we need to talk about how newman media is going to handle ashland’s death. It is possible… actually quite probable that more information will be coming out very soon.

Sally: This is making you sick, isn’t it?

Nick: I don’t want to get into details, but suffice it to say, it is not gonna be pretty. My entire family could be dragged through the mud. Now I know I told you it was completely up to you how much attention you gave to this story.

Sally: Let me ease your mind. Newman media is not touching this story. (Vo) red lobster’s seafood summerfest is fire!

Lily: Look, we really have to resolve this tension because we’re family.

Devon: Believe me, I know that. But I kind of feel like that’s half the problem, because i don’t think nate would be reacting the way he’s been if his boss wasn’t his cousin.

Lily: I mean, are you not overstating things? A double booking could be a very simple mistake.

Devon: This is the second time that nate has just taken the initiative on his own, which is a nice way of saying that he’s making moves, and he’s — he’s pulling triggers without getting my approval first.

Lily: So you feel like he’s not showing you enough respect?

Devon: It’s me, the company, our artists. It’S…

Lily: I mean, I think this is mainly about you.

Devon: And why would you say that? Do you think that I’m threatened by him?

Lily: No, it hadn’t even crossed my mind.

Devon: ‘Cause this isn’t about me, and I’m not trying to make it personal or anything like that. I actually think that nate has great ideas half the time. He just has very little business experience, and I wish I would have taken that into more consideration before I went along with your idea to hire him and hand him all this responsibility.

Lily: Okay. Well, we will figure this out. Don’t worry.

Devon: We have to figure this out because things can’t keep going on like this.

Nick: I assume you’re backing away from this story because of my father’s visit? Heard he came to see you, or, more accurately, to pressure you.

Sally: Mm. What he lacks in subtlety, he… really, really lacks. But that is not the reason I’m backing away from this story.

Nick: Sally, you just don’t strike me as the kind of person who intimidates easily.

Sally: I am not doing it because I am fed up with people who pry into everyone’s personal lives, who mine them for every bit of gossip and innuendo so they can exploit them for their own personal gain. It’s disgusting and sensationalist, and I don’t want any part of it.

Nick: While I appreciate that attitude — greatly — this is a media company. There are times you’re going to have to publish stories that some people may view as an invasion of privacy.

Sally: Yes, obviously, if this breaking news is as monumental as you claim that it is, we will absolutely cover it. But I can assure you that it’s not going to be in the headlines day after day. We’re going to publish the facts and move on.

Nick: Are you prepared for some harsh criticism for that approach?

Sally: Oh, god. Criticism? I — I don’t know. It’s gonna be a totally new experience for me.

Nick: This is not how i expected this conversation to go.

Sally: What were you expecting?

Nick: I was expecting some pushback. But you seem to be on the same page as the family, which is very cool.

Sally: Well, it shouldn’t be a surprise. We’re all on the same team. And yes, obviously, I want to do a good job and make a name for myself, but not at your family’s expense. Ashland has already taken so much from you. Enough is enough.

Chance: You’re a real piece of work. You know that?

Adam: I’ve been called worse.

Chance: You know what, adam? We will not be collaborating on this or any investigation. Is that clear? And you know what else? I think it’s pretty damn lousy of you to break up with sally and then turn around and try to manipulate her for information.

Adam: I didn’t realize the two of you knew each other, chance.

Chance: I don’T. But she was pretty forthcoming when we spoke earlier.

Adam: Well, she must have made quite the impression if you are sitting here, outraged on her behalf.

Chance: I’m not naive. I know she was working me for information. But you know what? Everything she said about you was obviously sincere. Now, I don’t know why the hell she did, but that woman cared about you.

Adam: She is recovering quite well.

Chance: That is not an excuse for the way you treated her, adam.

Adam: Look, relationships end, okay? We can’t all have what you and abby have. Quite frankly, I’m probably not cut out for a lifetime commitment.

Chance: Man, look at you. Just wallowing in your character flaws. Adam the heartbreaker. Adam the black sheep.

Adam: No, no, I think I’m being realistic about who I am.

Chance: I know you’re not gonna listen to me, but I’m gonna say it anyways. Get a life. Find a new path, a better direction. Because all I see when I see you is you just falling into old habits.

Adam: Yeah, well, I’m sorry to hear —

Chance: And it pisses me off, man. Because you had it in you to be so much better than this. I thought if you wouldn’t do it for yourself, you’d at least do it for your son.

Adam: Well, you are mistaken, chance. This is as good as I get.

Chance: Have it your way.

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