Young & The Restless Transcript
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Chelsea: [ Clears throat ]
Chelsea: Hi. I hope I’m not intruding.
Victoria: Well, then why would you show up here unannounced?
Chelsea: Okay. I guess I should have called first. Seen if you were available. You know what? Maybe now is just not a good time.
Victoria: Wait, hold on. Why would you say that? Do I seem upset?
Chelsea: Victoria, I’m sure you’re still reeling from ashland’s death. I know you two had a lot of ups and downs, and from what I understood, you weren’t together anymore, but it doesn’t mean you stopped caring about him. Are you okay?
Abby: Thank you for taking some time away from the station to meet with me. I had to do some things in the kitchen before I pick up dominic from devon.
Chance: Well, I can go do that.
Abby: No, no, that’s okay. I know you’re busy wrapping things up with the ashland investigation, which is actually why I wanted to talk to you.
Chance: Oh, yeah, what about it?
Abby: I was just wondering where things stand, if you had come to any conclusions.
Chance: You know, I’m still weighing my next steps.
Abby: Look, I know when we talked before, I said I wasn’t going to press you on any of the details about working through this dilemma, but… I spoke with victoria.
Chance: Are you saying that you do have an opinion now?
Billy: Hey. I’m sorry. I hope you got my text message telling you that I was going to be late.
Lily: Well, you’re actually later than you think. You completely missed the video conference.
Billy: I know.
Lily: Which now I have to reschedule, which is going to be really hard to do because everyone’s on different time zones. Do you have any idea how hard it is to set up those meetings?
Billy: I do, actually, yeah. It took me weeks to get that call on the books in the first place.
Lily: Okay. So what was so important that you couldn’t be here?
Billy: Chelsea and I were working on a podcast, and we went on a little bit of run, and I lost track of time.
Lily: Yeah, clearly.
Billy: I’m sorry, lily, okay? I will go back to my office. I will call everyone personally and apologize. And I will set up another call for it as soon as I can get it done. Do you forgive me?
Nate: I’m not trying to pull anything.
Devon: Well, lily just pitched me ideas that you brought to her before bringing to me.
Nate: That’s not what happened at all.
Devon: I never heard them come out of your mouth, so it’s exactly what happened. And I imagine you did that to get them approved by her without having to hear what I had to say or any critique out of me, right?
Nate: Okay, hold up, devon. You got this all twisted.
Devon: I do? Really? So you didn’t expect an easier green light out of me by getting lily on board first?
Nate: Look, I don’t know how you jumped to this conclusion, but you’re dead wrong. Did you know there are surfaces in your home that look clean
provided by… my cholesterol is borderline.
Lily: Of course, I can forgive you for missing a meeting, even one as important as this.
Billy: Thank you. I appreciate that. And just for the record, that’s the first time that I’ve legitimately dropped the ball as your coo.
Lily: No, it’s not the first time that you’ve been late or distracted because of the podcast, which I warned you that that could become your main focus and take away from the real work that you should be doing.
Billy: Not sure I appreciate the implication that it’s not real work.
Lily: No, I know it’s real work. It’s real work. I’m just saying that it’s secondary to your primary job, your first job, which is being coo of chancellor-winters. And I feel like the podcast is taking precedence in your life lately.
Billy: You’re making it sound like I don’t like my job, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Okay? And these podcasts are initiatives with this company that we are building. It was my idea to start that platform in the first place, and these podcasts are actually a major generator of our success.
Lily: Yeah, I know. You never let me forget how popular they are.
Billy: Come on, that’s not fair.
Lily: Or always begging me to listen to the latest episode.
Billy: Is that too much to ask of you?
Lily: Actually, yeah, billy, it is a lot to ask right now. It is. I’m trying to deal with merging two companies together. I also am having tension with my family. Devon and nate aren’t getting along. I have a lot going on right now, and I could really use some support from my coo. So is that too much to ask from you?
Victoria: I’m fine, chelsea. Thank you for asking. How are you?
Chelsea: I’m great, actually. Better than I’ve been in a really long time.
Victoria: I hear that you’ve become billy’s co-host. I actually caught a little bit of your first episode.
Chelsea: What’d you think?
Victoria: I was surprised to hear your voice, but you definitely liven things up.
Chelsea: Oh, thanks. It’s fun. It’s liberating to joke about the human condition. You know, sometimes you gotta make yourself laugh just so you don’t make yourself cry.
Victoria: I guess.
Chelsea: Anyway, I’ve shed a lot of tears lately, so it’s a nice change of pace.
Victoria: You know, you were actually right. This isn’t the best time. I have somewhere that I have to be. So what is it that you wanted?
Chelsea: Sure. Um… I spoke to billy about something earlier, and then I realized I should just come to you directly. Did he mention anything?
Victoria: No, I haven’t spoken with him.
Chelsea: I was hoping we can arrange a get-together between johnny and connor.
Abby: I haven’t changed my mind. This is still your investigation. This is your decision to make.
Chance: I hear a “but” coming.
Abby: We promised that we would be open and honest with each other. And so I have to tell you what I’m going through. I spoke to victoria and she told me all of the harrowing details of what happened the night that ashland died. It’s heartbreaking and she must have been terrified and she just wants to put this whole thing behind her.
Chance: Did victoria try to get you to influence me?
Abby: No. No, of course not. But I can see the impact that this nightmare has had on her. And the more you prolong this investigation…
[ Scoffs ] I mean, if you keep pursuing this, I mean, what about my dad? What kind of impact is this going to have on him?
Chance: Look, I understand your concerns, I do, but this is my job, and I can’t just stop doing my job because people I care about are involved. Do you not agree? You think I’m wrong for that? Because, abby, I took an oath, and I take that very seriously, you know that. I swore to find the truth, no matter what.
Abby: Okay, and what is the truth exactly? Let’s say you’re right. Let’s say that your theory about my father is true and you can prove it. I mean, does that change anything? Does it change the fact that ashland died or why? I know that you have a strong sense of duty and you have dedicated your life to service.
Chance: Exactly. And I have pledged over and over again to uphold those values, to honor my mission, protect my community.
Abby: And I love that about you. But now I’m wondering about your other duty — to your family.
Nate: You’ve got to understand, I’m not trying to pull anything. I brought my ideas to lily because she asked for them. She actually wanted to hear what I had to say, unlike you.
Devon: I’ve never had a problem hearing what you have to say or listening to your ideas, ever. You have had a problem hearing my critiques or advice that I have on how you can improve.
Nate: I’m open to criticism, but that’s all you seem to have for any idea that comes from me.
Devon: That’s all I seem to have? The only thing I’ve said to you is that you lack experience and you could maybe use a mentor, and you’ve taken that to heart. I don’t understand. I don’t know how we’re meant to work together or have an open dialog or collaborate when I can’t say anything to you without you getting sensitive about it.
Nate: How am I supposed to do my job when I have to run every move I make by you?
Devon: That is your job, nate. You’re my coo. You run things by me, okay? I feel like because we’re family, you think you can just disregard the chain of command at the company.
Nate: I fully understand the chain of command. How can I not when you take every opportunity to remind me?
Devon: I wish I didn’t have to, believe me, I do, but you’re not getting it for some reason. Lily is the ceo. I’m the other ceo. Billy’s her coo. And you’re mine. You work for me. It’s not the other way around.
Nate: I get it.
Devon: Do you?
Nate: I’m not your equal. But I’m also not your intern, and I don’t appreciate being treated that way. It’s like you don’t want me to have any ideas of my own. I keep getting the message that you want me to be seen but not heard.
Devon: Where are you getting this message from? Because I distinctly remember telling you and encouraging you to speak up any time you have something to say.
Nate: You’ve wanted me to adhere to the company hierarchy? Well, I did. I brought my ideas to lily, your co-leader, as she requested. And frankly, you could learn a thing or two from her if you weren’t so damn bullheaded and egotistical. (Assad) since my mother
Chance: What are you saying right now, abby? That family comes first, always, in your mind, even before justice? I mean, what does that say about my mission, if that’s the case? I mean, wouldn’t it be the height of hypocrisy for me to even be in law enforcement if I put my family above the law?
Abby: Okay, stop. You didn’t let me finish. What I was going to say is that I’m not just worried about victoria. I am worried about the stress that this investigation has put on you, not only you — on on us, on our family, not just the newmans.
Chance: How is this harming our family?
Abby: Okay. Yes. You had a renewed sense of purpose when you went back to work at the gcpd. But I can see the conflict that this investigation has put on you. It’s on a moral level like I have never seen before. And you have been working day and night, maybe to overcompensate for it.
Chance: These are unusual circumstances, abby. And you know I’ve been busting my tail to close all of rey’s cases.
Abby: I love that you want to honor his memory.
Chance: Yes, and rey was one of the most upstanding guys that I’ve ever known. And I’m trying to live up to that legacy. How the hell can I do that if I ignore facts in a case to protect your family?
Abby: Well, you need to know that you are just as upstanding as rey ever was. But there is more to life than just work. Do you want to know what dominic did the other day?
Chance: What, did I miss something?
Abby: So I was looking at him and I was waving bye-bye and his little face lit up with that mischievous grin and he waved bye-bye, and then he said “bye-bye” to me. And you missed it because you missed family dinner time again.
Chance: Abby, I know our little boy’s growing up, and trust me, I hate missing milestones like that, I do, but, I mean, come on, you have your job. Devon spends a lot of time with dominic. Is it really fair to ask me or any of us to be there for every special moment? I have a feeling this is about something else.
Billy: Of course you can count on me to support you as your coo, okay? And I apologize for being late, but please don’t accuse me of not caring about my job, because I do.
Lily: Billy, this is not about you missing a meeting. This is about where your passion lies these days. It’s like when you talk about the podcast, your whole energy changes. But then I don’t see that kind of exuberance when it comes to the corporate world.
Billy: Well, it’s not really a fair comparison, honestly, because both things are kind of what I’m doing right now. Yes, the podcasts are a creative and emotional outlet, but they’re still my job. And my job as coo, that is grounding and stabilizing.
Lily: I think boring is the word that you’re looking for.
Billy: That’s not the word I was looking for, and please don’t misrepresent what I’m feeling.
Lily: Look, my point is, is that if that’s what you want, then I get it. I completely understand. If that’s the case, then you have to step up and own that.
Billy: It’s almost like you’re asking me if I want to quit.
Victoria: No, billy has not mentioned getting johnny and connor together. Why would we do that?
Chelsea: They’re out of school now. They know each other. I think they’d have fun.
Victoria: Johnny has plenty of friends his own age who have similar interests. I’m sure connor does as well. In fact, isn’t he away at camp?
Chelsea: Yeah, but he’ll be back soon, and I thought we could do it then. I’m not saying we would do this tomorrow.
Victoria: Somehow I doubt that this is you trying to organize a play date. So what is it that you’re really asking me?
Chelsea: Connor’s getting older. He still thinks he’s an only child. I would like him to know he has a biological sibling.
Victoria: Oh, I see.
Chelsea: I think it would be really good for johnny too.
Victoria: I have a pretty good grasp on what my son needs.
Chelsea: Victoria, you said yourself, johnny is older than connor. He’s going to be, you know, mature enough soon to understand all of this.
Victoria: Again, that’s a call for billy and me to make.
Chelsea: I’m not trying to cause problems for you, I promise. I just think it would be great for both boys.
Victoria: Need I remind you of our original agreement? Look, I always intended to tell johnny the full truth at some point. He already knows that I’m not his biological mother.
Chelsea: He doesn’t know that I am.
Victoria: What is the sudden urgency?
Chelsea: Because we haven’t talked about it, victoria, and things are happening in life that are reminding me that tomorrow’s not promised. I think pushing things aside and keeping secrets is not the answer.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] It’s not as though I am keeping some nefarious secret.
Chelsea: No. Of course not. But the longer we wait, the more it starts to look that way. Johnny and connor are gonna think we kept the secret from them on purpose. I mean, what message does that tell them when they do find out? Because, victoria, eventually they are going to find out.
Victoria: I just told the kids that their stepfather died, and they’re still processing that. This is not a good time, chelsea.
Chelsea: I know this is very complicated and very messy, but what if johnny resents us, that we knew something this whole time that he didn’t? What happens when the boys find out they’re not cousins, they’re brothers? Victoria, don’t get me wrong. You are johnny’s mother, and you have done an incredible job of raising him. I am not going to impinge on that.
Victoria: No, you won’T.
Chelsea: I’m not trying to pretend I’m his mom, I swear. I’m just asking if we can approach this with some honesty. Begin to approach the boys with a little bit of truth so they don’t think we were keeping this secret from them the whole time. We both know how secrets can destroy a family.
Devon: Nate, why don’t you tell me what leadership qualities you admire so much about lily that I apparently lack?
Nate: Well, she clearly knows how to lead a team and delegate when necessary instead of trying to do everything on her own.
Nate: She’s willing to listen to others and let them run with good ideas. It’s motivating, inspiring.
Devon: And how did she respond to you when you told her your ideas? What did she say exactly?
Nate: She said they were worth considering.
Devon: They’re worth considering. So that’s not a green light to move forward, right? And I imagine that you know that initiatives like this take a whole lot of time and planning and putting a team together. So did you assume that you would just move this past lily and then start creating our own music festival and changing our streaming strategy on your own? Because that’s not the way things work there.
Nate: There it is — your obsessive need for total control.
Nate: For autonomy. It is stifling.
Devon: Nate, you know what, man? I think — here’s what I think. I think that you can’t handle being inexperienced at something.
Nate: You keep blaming your rejection of my ideas on my inexperience. That excuse is starting to wear thin.
Devon: It’s not a lie, though, right? It’s very much the truth. You don’t have a lot of business experience. I swear, it’s like ever since things turned out in your favor after what you pulled at the launch, you think you can do anything you want and not follow any rules.
Nate: Whose rules? Yours? Because they seem to be the only ones that matter.
Devon: Yes, my rules. Who else, nate? Who do you work for? You’re my coo. How do you not understand that?
Nate: [ Chuckles ] You’re getting all worked up. What are you going to do, punch me again?
Devon: Wow. No, I’m not.
Devon: But I can see now that this is clearly about more than just work. So you need to figure yourself out before we talk again.
Chelsea: I know this is a lot to process, and I’m sorry for bringing up to you out of the blue. Billy said he would mention it to you, but then I realized i should just talk to you directly. It’s not fair to make him the go-between.
Victoria: I see.
Chelsea: I’m not trying to rush you into anything. I know it’s a big ask and we need to handle this with care. Maybe we just all take some time to think about it.
Victoria: I appreciate you coming to me. And I’ll consider it… because I think you’re right. Even secrets that are kept in kindness can do a lot more damage than anyone expects.
Lily: Well, I think that you are really taking this conversation to an extreme. I am certainly not suggesting that you quit. But I think it’s very interesting that your mind went there. Is that what you want?
Billy: No. No, that is not what I want. And I’m sorry that this conversation escalated to that place. Wasn’t my intention. I think I’m just missing you. With you being out of town, any spare time that I’ve had has been in the studio, and I got caught up, okay? It won’t happen again.
Lily: Yeah. I mean, look, I don’t — I don’t want to fight.
Billy: I don’t want to fight with you, either. You have been in nonstop meetings since you got back. I haven’t even been able to say hello to you.
Lily: Yeah, I haven’t even opened the gift that you got me.
Billy: Yes, I got your message. You wanted to wait till we were together.
Lily: Yes. It’s very romantic. I thought maybe I might need help putting it on.
Billy: Well, don’t get too caught up. It’s nothing — nothing crazy.
Lily: Oh. Airpods?
Billy: You said the ones you were using are ruined and it wrecked your flight, so i thought I’d get you some new ones.
Lily: Yeah. Thank you. It’s very practical.
[ Case thuds ] But, um, listen. I do think that you need to seriously think about what it is that you want.
Abby: You’re right. There is a lot more going on here. I think you need to take a cold, hard look at the pressures of this case.
Chance: Look, I admit it’s been intense. Everyone wants me to do the right thing right now, abby, and that’s exactly what I want to do. I am just completely torn on what that is.
Abby: Well, maybe you should stop pressing so hard for answers.
Chance: I am not the one who’s pressing. It is coming from every single one of your family members, including adam. I mean, everyone wants to know my thoughts on the investigation. Your father even threw a hypothetical at me. He asked what I would have done if you had been forced to accidentally hurt stitch when that whole thing happened. Would I have protected you?
Abby: I’m so sorry. I had no idea.
Chance: It’s fine. You know, I can handle the mind games. I can. But I am not immune to the pull of family loyalty.
Abby: [ Sighs ]
Chance: And as much as you insist this is my decision, I cannot help feeling that you have an opinion.
Abby: Your opinion is the only one that matters, no matter what else everyone says.
Chance: I honestly hope that’s the truth.
Abby: It is. Um, incoming.
Victoria: Hello, abby.
[ Sighs ] May I have a moment with chance?
Abby: Actually, um, we’re kind of in the middle of something.
Chance: It’s okay. We arranged this.
Abby: Okay. Yeah. Actually, um, I’m late picking up dom, so…
Victoria: Well, go right ahead. Don’t worry. Your husband will be in good hands. I just have something that i need to follow up with him on.
Chance: Have a seat.
[ Breathes deeply ] And tonight’s winning numbers are 18,
Victoria: My father tells me that you’ve uncovered video footage from the night that ashland died that you feel supports your theory that he was somehow involved in what happened. But I don’t understand how grainy footage of some guy, some — some guy smoking getting into ashland’s rental car is solid proof of anything.
Victoria: Of course, I know you’ll do what your conscience dictates, and no one would ask you to do anything else.
Chance: Well, they might not ask me directly, but you know your family. They are masters at indirect pressure. I’m over here waiting for a desperate plea, some kind of veiled newman threat.
Victoria: Trust me — that’s not gonna happen. In fact, that’s why I’m here right now.
Chance: Oh, yeah?
Victoria: When I was with abby earlier, I wasn’t aware of the — the new evidence, and I, um — I’m afraid that maybe i insinuated that she lean on you for my benefit. And that was not — that was not fair. What I admire about you the most is your sense of right and wrong. You continued to dig until you had clarity on what really happened, and I just — I want you to know that I accept that you must do what you have to do. You’re a good person, and i would never want to push you into doing anything that was against your better instincts.
Chance: Well, I’m glad to hear that.
Victoria: However, I have to reiterate that a man came after me with violent intentions and he was stopped. And now my family and my children and I are safe. I think that the outcome was what was best for everyone involved.
Devon: Gosh, I always hate saying goodbye to this little guy. But it’s probably for the best today. I know when I got home to pick him up, he was starting to get fussy ’cause I think he could tell that I was worked up.
Abby: Yeah, we have a sensitive little boy. He can pick up on all the moods around him, like whatever has you so upset.
Devon: [ Chuckles ] It’s, uh, working with family. It’s a lot more difficult than i thought.
Abby: Are you and lily having difficulties?
Devon: No. No, it’s not lily. It’s nate.
Abby: Ah. Well, what’s the problem?
Devon: The problem is, is he’s just trying to do too much too fast, which wouldn’t be a problem, except he doesn’t like to listen to any advice, and he thinks that he knows better than everybody else.
Abby: That doesn’t sound like nate.
Devon: No. I — I hadn’t seen this side of him before we started working together. But it’s just like he wants to be instantly successful and launch all these new initiatives all at once without learning the ropes.
Abby: Maybe you could talk to him, rein him in a little bit?
Devon: Uh, when I’ve tried to talk to him before and give him advice, he says I’m treating him like an intern.
Abby: [ Sighs ] Well, that’s no fun.
Devon: No, it’s not. Wasn’t supposed to be this hard, abby.
Abby: You know, when work and family mix, things can get complicated.
Billy: [ Whistles ] What are you doing here?
Victoria: Well, I was hoping to gather my thoughts over a quiet drink, but it seems like everywhere I turn today, I keep running into reminders of my messy life.
Billy: Oh, wow. And here I thought I worked my way back into your good books.
Victoria: Well, that was before I got sandbagged by chelsea wanting to tell johnny the truth about his biological mother, and apparently she’s already discussed this with you. So, thank you so much, billy, for the heads-up.
Billy: I’m sorry. She did talk to me about it. And of course I was gonna talk to you about it, but… vick, I know you got a lot going on. I didn’t think it was the right time.
Victoria: It was perfect timing for chelsea.
Billy: Well, chelsea jumped the gun. This is a massive decision.
Victoria: Look, it’s not that I disagree telling johnny the truth, but he’s trying to understand what happened with ashland. I mean, we all are.
Billy: Of course we’re gonna have to tell johnny. When that is, I don’t — I don’t know, but I do know that the older he gets, the harder it’s gonna be to justify not telling him.
Victoria: It’s just, why is it suddenly so urgent? It raises a red flag.
Billy: I get that. And believe me, I’m not pushing for this.
Victoria: [ Sighs heavily ] Look, I have no interest in trying to wrap my head around this tonight. I was just trying to figure out a way to [Sighs] Just relax so that maybe I would get a little sleep tonight.
Billy: Well [Pats seat ] Come on. Sit down and let me buy you a drink. I’ll bore you senseless with my self-absorption about my podcast. You’ll sleep like a baby.
Victoria: Being bored to death sounds actually like heaven.
You never know
Abby: [ Sighs ] Trust me. I feel your pain. Family turmoil can be overwhelming. You know, I wake up every morning praying for peace, no more drama, but I realize that that’s probably never gonna happen because my husband is a police officer.
Devon: Well, I remember not too long ago, your husband was on a secret mission and we all thought he was dead for a minute. So, I don’t know how gcpd could be worse than that.
Abby: No, not worse, just stressful. I wasn’t thrilled about him going back to work on the gcpd. I thought maybe it was too much too soon, that he wasn’t ready.
Devon: But he’s been doing okay, though, right?
Abby: It seemed to be helping him heal until rey’s death.
Devon: Yeah. I imagine that was tough. I know they were close.
Abby: Yeah. And now he’s just been overcompensating. He’s been trying to close all of rey’s cases, working these crazy, long hours. And, well, recently, he’s come upon a case that has left him in a moral quandary.
Devon: What’s it about?
Abby: I can’t say too much, but let’s just say it’s about ashland’s death.
Devon: Well, I imagine that’s got to — that’s got to affect you a little bit ’cause it has something to do with your family.
Abby: It’s not just the late hours. It’s the pressure, the stress that it’s put on him — and, therefore, all of us.
Devon: Well, why don’t you put your foot down and tell him you don’t want him to work as much?
Abby: No, no. I don’t think now is the time to be putting demands on him. You know, sometimes people just need to make their own decisions and mistakes.
Devon: That’s very mature of you.
[ Both chuckle ]
Abby: Well, hey, maybe you could try that with nate. You know, even though you see all of the pitfalls, you let him, you know, take some risks, and if it blows up in his face, then, hey, he has no one to blame but himself.
Devon: Right. Yeah. I’ll think about that.
Abby: Yeah, right. No, you are not interested in that plan at all. I can tell. [ Laughs ]
Devon: No, I just don’t think I’m as evolved as you, abby. I don’T. But is that really what you’re gonna do? Are you gonna let chance find his own way?
Abby: Mm. I realize that maybe my advice is easier said than done. And I think I just tried to guilt chance into doing what i wanted him to do instead of talking to him directly.
Devon: Hmm. So, what you’re saying is neither one of us are perfect.
Abby: Far from it. And, uh, we’re not really great at practicing what we preach. Mnh-mnh.
[ Both laugh ]
Victoria: Thank you.
Billy: Thank you.
Victoria: You know, I was thinking that maybe I would take the kids away somewhere…
Victoria: …Before school starts. For a while, I really wasn’t even sure that I wanted to send them back to boarding school. I’ve missed them so much.
Billy: Yeah. No. Me too. It’s been so nice having them home.
Victoria: But, you know, maybe away is the best place for them right now.
Billy: You mean as far away from any publicity about ashland as possible. I-I think that’s smart because the truth is we have no idea what unsavory stories are gonna come up now that he’s gone.
Victoria: Just that they deserve the chance to be kids, just kids away from real-world problems.
Billy: Yeah. I would love to have them back, but I think you’re right. Hey, good news is we don’t have to figure this out tonight.
Victoria: So, what are you doing here, drinking alone? Where’s lily?
Billy: Uh, she’s at work, of course. She loves her job.
Victoria: Is there a problem? Is something wrong?
Billy: No. No, not — not really. Okay. You know, I just feel like i should probably have a better handle on my life.
[ Sighs ] I feel like I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
Victoria: Where have I heard that before? Hmm. Oh, yes. From you. Since always.
Billy: Yes, well, I am very consistent. And apparently, the more i change, the more I stay the same.
Victoria: [ Laughs ] Yeah. You know what? I have to give you credit. You still can get me out of my own head and make me laugh, especially when I need it.
Billy: It’s easy. All I got to do is buy you a drink.
Victoria: That’s funny.
Kevin: I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first?
Chance: Uh, hit me with the bad.
Kevin: Got dna off the cigarette butt, but victor’s security guys have disappeared, so we can’t subpoena them to see if they’re a match.
Chance: [ Sighs, groans ] And the good news?
Kevin: A bloody print found on the inside door handle of ashland’s car.
Chance: Well, that would indicate that ashland did, in fact, make it back to his car and drove off.
Kevin: Not exactly. The blood is ashland’s, but the print is going to be extremely hard to match because it’s a partial.
Chance: Why is that good news?
Kevin: Because one thing is clear — it’s not ashland’S. Whatever gives you life that you should be able to do finding peAbby: I love that we can call
Abby: I love that we can call each other out on our bad behavior with no hard feelings.
Devon: I know, right? I just wish that nate and i could get to that place.
Abby: You know, it’s not easy finding people that you can be totally honest with without them taking offense.
Devon: Or take offense and get over it. How about that?
Abby: Right? [ Laughs ] And why is it the very people that you should be able to do that with, it’s just way too difficult? I mean, maybe we should just try harder.
Devon: Well… but you and chance can do that, though, right? Like, from what you’ve told me, he’s not fighting you anything. He just has a lot going on.
Abby: Maybe the same can be said about nate.
Devon: I’m not so sure about that. It feels like nate is fighting me at every turn. And if it’s this hard now, maybe it’s just a sign of bigger problems.
[ Glass thuds ]
Billy: Can I get you another?
Victoria: No. I think I’ve had enough. But, uh, I want to thank you for the chat. It definitely helped.
Billy: [ Chuckles ]
Victoria: I think I might actually even get some sleep tonight.
Billy: There you go.
Victoria: I appreciate your friendship, billy. Thank you.
Billy: I’m gonna remind you of that next time you tell me to leave you alone and stay out of your business.
Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Oh, trust me. I know you will.
Billy: [ Chuckles ]
Victoria: Good night.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] You know, of all the gin joints….
Billy: When did you get here?
Chelsea: I saw you talking to victoria.
Chelsea: It seemed serious. I didn’t want to interrupt. You know, you two have been able to maintain quite the friendship. It’s impressive.
Billy: Well, believe me, that hasn’t always been the case.
Chelsea: I don’t know. In some ways, I always thought you and victoria brought out the best in each other.
Chance: The car was a rental, so there should be a ton of prints that aren’t ashland’S.
Kevin: True, which is why this one is so curious.
Kevin: Because we haven’t found any other prints. The car was meticulously wiped clean, and there were no signs of ashland’s blood anywhere else, either. That’s why I had the techs go back, process the car again, and that’s when they came up with the partial.
Chance: A rental with no prints.
Kevin: Except this one. It further strengthens the recovered video evidence that somebody else was driving ashland’s car.
Chance: The smoker. And he had ashland’s blood on his hands.
Kevin: If your alternate theory is true — that victor’s security guards moved ashland’s body and staged the accident.
Chance: This could be our chance to prove it.
Kevin: So, what’s it gonna be? Do we set up the time and manpower to track down these missing security guards, possibly across state lines, to get their prints and dna? Or do you have enough to take this case to the D.A.?