Young & The Restless Transcript
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Victoria: I’ve got a lot of ground to cover on this video conference.
Nikki: You know, I’d feel more comfortable about this if i knew what your agenda was, aside from a show of strength and leadership.
Victoria: I intend to explain to the department heads that all of the acquisitions that we’ve acquired over the past few months will allow us to eliminate redundancies. And with this increase in capital, newman enterprises will be bigger and more powerful than ever.
Nikki: The question is, what do you intend to do with all that power?
Victoria: We’re gonna grow. I already have my eye on several acquisitions.
Victoria: Yes. 5, maybe 10. This is the time to strike, mom.
Nikki: [ Sighs ]
Victoria: Mom, relax. I’m talking about smaller, fold-in acquisitions, not — not the newman-locke merger.
Nikki: I see the sense of that. I-it’s just the timing I’m concerned about. It was only last night that we learned that chance closed the investigation. You haven’t had time to process that. I know you said you don’t want to sit around wallowing in despair, but it seems like you’re going in the opposite direction at 100 miles per hour.
Victoria: The best way for me to recover is for the company to recover. Ashland was able to blow us off course for a bit, and we lost opportunities because we weren’t focused. That ends today, and I want the entire leadership team to know that we are back on track.
[ Knock on door ]
Sally: Just the man I wanted to see.
Nick: Me? Why?
Sally: Well, I just got victoria’s e-mail about the video call with the division heads. Is that the news that you said might be coming?
Nick: Actually, uh, that is why I came to see you. That is no longer a concern.
Sally: The investigation into ashland’s death — it’s not a worry anymore?
Nick: They closed the case. The final police report will conclude it was a terrible accident. So it’s over.
Victor: I just want to commend you, chance, for ending the investigation into ashland locke’s death.
Chance: There’s no need for that. I did what I did because I saw no point of putting victoria through any more emotional trauma.
Chance: She’s been through enough. And I honestly believe nick acted in self-defense.
Victor: I agree with you.
Chance: I hope so because i do not want you to think for a second that I condone what you did — concealment of death, filing false police reports, obstruction of justice. Victor, these are crimes… crimes that should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law. But we did have some extenuating circumstances, didn’t we?
Victor: We certainly did, yeah. You’re a good cop, chance.
Chance: I agree that justice was served. But I need you to know that you cannot operate on the outside of the law with impunity. And the next time you cross the line, I will be there and I will make sure you are held accountable.
Chelsea: It’s not like that at all, chloe. I’m not falling for billy. Please give me more credit than that.
Chloe: [ Scoffs ] Well, i know what I saw.
Chelsea: No, you know what you think you saw. And you’re overreacting, just like you did with me and rey.
Chloe: Are you denying there was something between you and rey?
Chelsea: Come on. Chloe, every time you see me talking to a man, you’re like, “oh, no, there she goes again!”
Chloe: Oh, come on, chelsea. This is me you’re talking to. And I know the signs. I saw you interacting with rey, and I know how hard you took his death. And it wasn’t just because he was kind to you and connor. There was more to it.
Chelsea: We were just friends. That’s it. And the same is true with billy. Maybe you can’t have male friends without it turning into something more, but I can.
Chloe: [ Scoffs ]
Adam: You understand what I’m saying, don’t you?
Kevin: It’s not that difficult to comprehend.
Adam: [ Sighs ] You seem awfully calm. I mean, if someone had told me i was gonna be blamed for a negligent investigation and a sloppy cover-up, I would be really upset.
Kevin: I’m not flipping out because you’ve got it all wrong. That’s not what’s happening.
Adam: Okay. Whatever you say. You must know more than me. I just — I was just trying to help give you some clarity, kevin.
Kevin: I don’t need clarity.
Adam: Oh, no, of course not. Your ability to properly judge a situation is legendary. That’s your superpower, right? That and distinguishing between right and wrong.
Kevin: The idea of you dispensing moral guidance is ludicrous.
Adam: Who’s gonna look out for you, kevin? Michael isn’t D.A. Anymore. It’s not like the old days when he can get you out of jams.
Kevin: Even if there was a cover-up, I wouldn’t be responsible. I’m not a cop.
Adam: Well, if you think victor is gonna protect you with his son-in-law, that may be your biggest error in judgment yet, okay? You are the perfect fall guy, kevin. You are dumb and trusting, with a long history of shady behavior.
Kevin: Okay. I get it now. This isn’t about me. It’s about you and victor. You were dumb and trusting enough to think he would support you at newman. He turned his back on you, you’re out on your butt, and you want me to help you get payback.
[ Inhales sharply ] Yeah, that’s not gonna happen, so go find someone else to harass. Life… doesn’t stop for diabetes.
Victor: Well, chance, i appreciate your concern. But I think you should have been issuing those warnings to ashland locke while he was alive. That would have been more appropriate.
Chance: Victor, we did arrest him when he violated his restraining order. Unfortunately, that did not change his behavior.
Victor: He flouted the law many times over. As far as I’m concerned, whatever happened to that son of a bitch, he deserved. Sit down.
Chance: Look, I understand you think everything worked out the way it should have, but the end does not justify the means.
Victor: I have a very clear conscience.
Chance: That’s what bothers me. You don’t think you did anything wrong here.
Victor: I protected my family. And I’d do it again. Now, having said that, i appreciate the conflict that you feel right now. You feel a conflict between your duties as a cop, as a representative of the law, and your loyalty to your family. I promise you right now, I will not cause that kind of conflict again, okay?
Chance: I’m not worried about you, victor. I am worried about the rest of our family. Abby, nick, victoria, nikki, even adam. Everyone adores you. They would be crushed, absolutely crushed if you were arrested in jail.
Victor: I’ll take care of my family. And for your information, I’ve been in jail before.
Chance: I know.
Chance: And abby told me how tough it was for everyone.
Chance: And now you have more grandkids. They love you, victor. They look up to you. I look up to you. So if you’re not gonna be concerned about yourself, i would advise you to think about them.
Victor: I think about them all the time, chance.
Chance: All I’m saying, victor, is that I will not cover for you ever again.
Victor: Alright, chance. You have a nice day. I have things to do. If you don’t mind, show yourself out.
Sally: Wow. Well, your family must be relieved not to have your private lives splashed all over the internet.
Nick: Yeah, we’re all relieved we can move on from this.
Sally: Personally, I’m just glad I don’t have to navigate the moral minefield, trying to determine what we owe the public as a news organization and what’s best to keep quiet for the good of our parent corporation — ’cause it was giving me heart palpitations.
Nick: For some of us, it was a lot more than that.
Sally: I’m sorry. I won’t ask what changed since the last time we spoke about the situation, but I know that you were worried about the impending media firestorm.
Nick: I’m glad I was wrong about that. I really appreciate your discretion and understanding during the whole ordeal. It was really appreciated.
Sally: I’m glad I could be of service.
Nick: Someone with fewer scruples could have used this as an opportunity to exploit.
Sally: I know someone like that.
[ Sighs ] I probably owe you a warning.
Nick: About what?
Adam: I really hope that you’ve saved all your civil servant pennies, kevin, because you’re gonna need a good, expensive lawyer.
Kevin: That’s never been a problem for me.
Adam: But your brother and your savior works for victor now. See, that’s a conflict of interest for michael. And like I told you, he can’t come to your rescue this time, kevin.
Kevin: This is not working.
Adam: What’s that?
Kevin: You’re trying to get me so worried that I abandon my common sense and say, “you know what? I will help adam in his never-ending battle against his family.” But I’m not concerned. You know why? Because there will be no blowback because there was no cover-up. Chance went by the book.
Adam: Mnh, you don’t know that.
Kevin: I do know that because he always does. It’s his thing. The same way your thing is to come up with some convoluted plan to irritate everybody, accomplish nothing. There is no dirt to dig up. Let it go.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Hey. It’s me. Yeah, it’s been a minute. But, uh, I’m actually not calling to catch up. I, uh — I need a job done. No matter who you are,
Nick: What is adam up to?
Sally: [ Sighs ] He thinks that there is more to the story of what happened that night. He thinks that there is something shady surrounding ashland’s death.
Nick: So, he’s suspicious about the accident.
Sally: And chance’s investigation. He has approached me more than once fishing for information. He thinks I have some inside knowledge.
Nick: And how’d you respond?
Sally: I told him I didn’t know anything. ‘Cause that’s the truth.
Nick: [ Chuckles ] Well, thank you for that.
Sally: I didn’t do it to protect you or your family. I — I was just furious that he played on my past feelings for him. He tried to manipulate me to get what he wanted. It was disgusting. And not only that — he tried to make me complicit in whatever move he’s planning against victor.
Nick: I’m very sorry for what adam has put you through. I’m not surprised, though. Anybody who gets involved with him eventually gets a very rude awakening.
Sally: Yeah, well, thank god I have chloe constantly reminding me of adam’s past failings.
Nick: Ah, yes, chloe. I’m sure she has some very colorful things to say about adam.
Sally: Mm-hmm. Yes, she does.
Nick: Well, good for you for listening to her. Other friends of hers haven’T.
Sally: Well, I don’t really have a choice. She won’t shut up about him.
[ Both laugh ] Anyway, I just wanted to make you aware that adam has been digging around, and if he’s coming to me for information, he’s probably going to other people, too.
Nick: Like chance.
Sally: Yes. And abby. And anyone who can help him, whether they know it or not.
Nick: Well, thank you for that information. I got to get to my office for the video conference.
Sally: You’re gonna be late. I have it all set up here. You should stay.
Chloe: I didn’t mean to offend you. I promise. I was just a little worried when I saw you talking to billy. I was just trying to be a good friend.
Chelsea: Would a good friend accuse me of trying to break up rey’s marriage?
Chloe: I wasn’t accusing you of anything. I was only saying that I could tell that you had strong feelings for rey. I didn’t say that you were acting on them or would have.
Chelsea: But it’s kind of what you were implying, based on a simple conversation I was having with billy. You’re reading into all sorts of things that just aren’t there.
Chloe: Okay, I feel like we need to take a step back. I wasn’t judging you. I promise. I just saw that there was a spark between you and rey. And maybe it was my imagination, but he was a wonderful guy. And he was supportive and forgiving. And, you know, let’s be honest. He was super hot. I mean, interrogate me all night long, detective. Am I right?
[ Both laugh ] He was your knight in shining armor, and he made it possible for you to get out of town and visit your mom. So it’s only natural that you would develop feelings for him, and especially after you spent all that time with him in minnesota. You were on the rebound. You were. And finally, the evil one was out of your life. And you were looking around. And now with rey gone, I just — I think you’re probably just a little lonely.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Rebound? Lonely? Desperate? Needy? It’s a constant refrain from you. Are you ever gonna see me differently?
Victoria: Hello. I wish that we could do this in person. And, um, we will. I promise.
[ Chuckles ] But for now, I would just like to thank you all for being here today. I’d like to give a quick shout-out to our new coo, my brother, nicholas newman. Nick, is there anything that you’d like to say to the assembled division heads?
Nick: Thank you, victoria. Hello, everyone. I’m very happy to be back in the fold at newman enterprises. I have met with most of you individually. Those of you who I haven’t, I’m sure I’ll meet up with you in the next couple of weeks. Just want you to know I’m very excited to be working with each and every one of you. I believe victoria has assembled a dream team, the best of the best, and I’m fired up to be a part of it.
Victoria: I am in 100% agreement with nicholas. This is an amazing group of people, especially at this moment when we are primed to take advantage of this incredible opportunity and to grow this company at an unprecedented rate. Over the past few months, we have faced some challenges — completing the merger and other unexpected obstacles. But we are strong and resilient and able to face anything that comes our way. And after everything that we have been through, we are primed and we are ready to reap the rewards of our hard work. So, let’s get to it. Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches
Victoria: Excellent. I love that suggestion, belinda. I’m gonna put you in touch with sally spectra. She’s the head of newman media. And the two of you can coordinate. Sally, what do you think?
Sally: I love it. Some synergy between the media division and strategic development. And the timing is crucial. I think if we can publish some stories about our properties before they’re fully developed, we can build a buzz for them and create some credibility for us as a source for breaking news.
Victoria: Great. So, the two of you will get together and hammer out the details. And, nick, you will follow up on updating the systems for the distribution centers on the west coast?
Nick: Yeah, just like we discussed. I’ll be digging into that this afternoon.
Victoria: Well, this has been a very productive call, and i appreciated hearing from each and every one of you. Great ideas. Please keep them coming. And I think that our decisions today will be the foundation for the monumental moves we’ll make going forward. So, thank you all so much for your time and for your commitment, and we’ll do this again soon. Have a good week.
[ Laptop closes ] Well, what do you think?
Nikki: You were right about this video conference. You were totally in your element. You were born for this.
Sally: Victoria was good. She’s tough, man. I mean, she put ashland and all that other stuff behind her. She was so poised and polished.
Nick: That is vick. She’s a lot like dad in that regard. You know, her kids will always be her priority, but when it comes to business, she is laser-focused.
Sally: You know, I like to think of myself as a survivor, but I just don’t know if I could soldier on like that after breaking up with a lying bastard of a husband and then him suddenly dying.
Nick: Yeah, she’s extremely resilient. It’s not always good the way she pushes herself. I mean, my mom has to stay on her all the time about looking after herself.
Sally: I feel bad buying into adam’s characterization of her. I mean, he views her as this pampered, spoiled princess. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but when I was with him, it made sense.
Nick: Yeah. Adam has this unique way of getting people to share his distorted view of the world.
Sally: Well, after that call, it was clear to me that victoria is not a princess. She is a warrior, a leader. Listening to her made me inspired to make newman media a success.
Nick: And I have no doubts that you will. I’m really glad you’re on our team, sally. And I’m sure you have a lot of work to do, so I’m gonna let you get back to it. Good job. I’ll see you around.
Sally: You too.
[ Sighs ]
Chloe: Everything you’re saying is out of context. I’m telling you this out of concern. I’m not judging.
Chelsea: So now you’re back to babysitting me?
Chloe: It’s not like that, chelsea.
Chelsea: Well, that’s what it feels like. I’m capable of making my own decisions. I’ve been thinking very clearly lately, so you don’t need to warn me about billy. He’s my friend and a colleague.
Chloe: And an ex.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ]
Chloe: And johnny’s father. It is very easy for the lines to get blurred.
Chelsea: Nothing’s blurry, chloe.
Chloe: Maybe not yet, but trust me — I know because billy turns on that abbott charm, and you lose perspective. You start to think everything means a little bit more than it does.
Chelsea: That’s what happened with you, not me.
Chloe: You have to be vigilant about this.
Chelsea: Oh, god.
Chloe: Billy is — is like a six-foot-tall bucket of charm. He can make you feel special without even trying.
Chelsea: How desperate do you think I am?
Chloe: It’s not about being desperate or needy. It’s about being vulnerable.
Chelsea: Okay, I hones– I can’t believe you’re saying these things to me. I really can’T.
Chloe: Everybody needs someone in their life who has the guts to say something when stuff starts getting out of hand and you need a sane, objective point of view to keep you from jumping off the edge.
Chelsea: I’m pretty sure you just called me crazy.
Chloe: [ Sighs ]
Chelsea: Chloe, yeah, I have a history of losing touch with reality, but I hate to break it to you — so do you. And I don’t throw it in your face every other day.
Chloe: That’s not what I’m doing.
Chelsea: Just let me live my life, please! (Cat 1) friskies world!
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Chloe: I’m sorry. It’s not at all what I meant, so let’s just change the subject.
Chloe: How’s connor?
Chelsea: Mnh-mnh. We’re not done talking about this.
Chloe: I clearly hit a nerve.
Chelsea: No, it’s just, i need you to recognize I’m an adult and I am in control of my emotions and affections. I’m not going off the rails, and I don’t need a babysitter.
Chelsea: I’m sorry. I don’t mean to jump down your throat. It’s just, I don’t appreciate what you’re insinuating.
Chloe: It’s not the first time my imagination’s run wild.
Chelsea: It’s okay. I just, um — you know what? I-I have to go.
Chloe: No. No, please stay. Don’t waste a perfectly good drink. I actually need to go. And, um, maybe we can talk later when we’ve both cooled off.
Chelsea: Yeah, I think that’s a good idea.
Chloe: Okay. Bye.
Adam: That looked intense. When I left you two earlier, it seemed like you were on your way back to becoming bffs.
Chelsea: Well, good friends sometimes get in arguments. Not that you would know anything about that.
Adam: [ Chuckles ] Wow. Right out of the gate, just taking a shot at me for not having any friends. Someone is defensive about something.
Chelsea: So, how long were you spying on us?
Adam: I was not eavesdropping.
Chelsea: No? So, you must have a lot of time on your hands these days since you don’t have a job. You can just listen in on other people’s conversations?
Adam: Something like that, yeah. It’s given me some time to catch up on my podcasts. I actually caught the one of you and billy the other day. Provocative. I mean, billy was annoying as ever, but you made up for it. I love the way that you poked holes in his overinflated ego.
Chelsea: I have a lot of experience dealing with arrogant men.
Adam: It was highly entertaining.
Chelsea: Thanks. I appreciate that. But billy has actually decided that the podcast is a distraction from his actual job.
Adam: Billy has an actual job?
Chelsea: [ Chuckles ]
Adam: I thought, uh, lily was just keeping him on the payroll for appearances’ sake and to keep his mother happy.
Chelsea: Well, regardless, he doesn’t have time for the podcast anymore, so… that’s the end of that.
Nick: Hey. Mom said you were here. I noticed you did your video conference from home this morning. You avoiding the office?
Victoria: Maybe a little.
Victoria: I’m just waiting for the murmurs about ashland to quiet down. You know, even when people don’t ask, I know they’re curious about how I’m handling his death, and I’m just not interested in having that conversation.
Nick: I get it. You certainly gave the department heads a lot to talk about with all your announcements at the meeting.
Victoria: How do you think it went?
Nick: If sally is any indication, they’re ready to follow you into battle.
Nick: I didn’t know how serious you were about all the acquisitions, though. I thought maybe you were just trying to grab everyone’s attention.
Victoria: Well, I will show you how serious I am.
Nick: What’s this?
Victoria: It’s a list of all of the companies that I want to acquire.
Nick: All of them?
Victoria: Yeah. Why not? I mean, I think we should put some feelers out for the ones at the top of the list. You do see the value in bringing them, right?
Nick: Yeah. They’re all profit generators. They’ll generate earnings from day one.
Victoria: Mm-hmm. So we should see where the negotiating starting point is for each one of them.
[ Both laugh ]
Nick: You aren’t messing around, vick.
Victoria: Well, do you disagree with my plan?
Nick: [ Chuckles ] I mean, i think we’re biting off more than we can chew. I think we need to focus and prioritize on folding the locke communication groups into newman.
Victoria: Well, I have taken that into consideration. But if we wait for the perfect time, we might miss out on some golden opportunities. Now is the time to be bold.
Victor: Hi, baby.
Victor: I didn’t know you’d be home so soon. How is your day going?
Nikki: Well, victoria held a video conference with all of the department heads. She put to rest any concerns they may have had about her ability to lead the company. She mapped out a 1-year, 5-year, 10-year plan —
Victor: I know. I was on the call.
Nikki: Oh. You didn’t have your camera on.
Victor: No, because I didn’t want to detract from her moment in the sun.
Nikki: So, what did you think? Do you approve of the direction she’s taking the company? Woman tc: My a1c stayed here, it needed to be here.
Victoria: Are you worried that we’re taking on too much debt with all of these maneuvers?
Nick: That’s a lot to finance.
Victoria: Well, not as much as you might think. You know, I’ve worked out the math based on the appropriate price ranges for these companies. And it’s not like we’ll be leveraging that much because we will be eliminating redundancies and unprofitable divisions. And that’s how we’re gonna afford a good percentage of these new acquisitions.
Nick: It’s a smart way to do it — if we do it at all.
Victoria: You still don’t seem convinced.
Nick: I just don’t think there’s anything wrong with slowing down, getting a feel for the landscape, and being methodical.
Victoria: Well, I’ll show you the numbers and then you’ll see that we can’t afford not to do this.
Nick: Well, I can’t help but feel like these moves are about more than that.
Victoria: You know what? You’re right. There is something else that is making me feel extremely confident in my position. You haven’t guessed what that is yet.
Nick: No. Tell me.
Victoria: It’s you, nick.
Victor: I think victoria was wonderful. I couldn’t have been happier with what she said.
Nikki: Good. I’m glad.
Victor: You know, considering what she went through with ashland locke, I was afraid that her self-confidence would be shattered. Not a sign of it. She has fully recovered.
Nikki: These were aggressive moves, much like what you might make.
Nikki: And I think that victoria’s trying to prove that ashland couldn’t defeat her. I mean, no one can.
Victor: Nothing wrong with that.
Nikki: Well, of course you would say that. She’s taking a page out of your playbook.
Victor: And I would have done exactly the same thing had i been in her shoes. I couldn’t be prouder.
Adam: Well, I’m sorry that billy is pulling the plug on this podcast, for your sake. It seems like you were really enjoying yourself.
Chelsea: I was.
Adam: Maybe you should start your own podcast.
Chelsea: Well, actually, billy said chancellor-winters offered to continue producing it and I could go solo.
Adam: That’s even better. Someone’s putting up the cash, and — and you won’t have to deal with billy anymore.
Chelsea: It wouldn’t be the same. The whole reason it was a success was because of billy and me and our back-and-forth.
Adam: I don’t know, chelsea. I think you’re selling yourself short.
Chelsea: Thanks. Well, no one wants to listen to me drone on and on for an hour by myself. I mean, even I wouldn’t want to listen to that.
Adam: Well, that’s saying something because I know how much you love the sound of your own voice.
Chelsea: [ Laughs ] Very funny. Very funny.
Adam: Come on. This is an easily solvable problem. Just find a new co-host. Bring on weekly guests. Revamp the whole thing. New format. Make it your own.
Chelsea: It’s not a bad idea. I don’t know. The thing is, I feel like i started to get my groove. I know that sounds stupid.
Adam: Not at all.
Chelsea: This podcast was giving me direction. I felt so inspired, and it was resonating with people.
[ Sighs ] It made me feel less invisible.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Um…yeah, I-I understand what you’re saying, but I — I just really hope that you’re not talking like this in front of connor.
Chelsea: What? Why would you say that?
Adam: Because I don’t want him to be affected by what you’re dealing with, chelsea.
Chelsea: What are you talking about? That’s your attitude? You think I’m an unfit mother if I don’t act cheery all the time?
Adam: No, no, no, th– that’s not what I meant.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ]
Adam: Connor’s a sensitive kid. He picks up on our emotions, okay? He knows when things aren’t going right with us. I try not to talk to him about family issues for the same reason — I don’t want him to worry about me.
Chelsea: I got it. Put on my game face. Fair enough.
[ Cellphone pings ]
Adam: I have to go.
Chelsea: Where are you running off to? You’re don’t have a job anymore.
Adam: I’ll see you later, okay?
[ Sighs heavily ] Girls trip.
Victoria: You know, the reason that I am confident that we can accomplish all of these things is because I know that i have you on my side. I have — I have total faith in you that you’re always gonna have my back. After what happened that night, I — I mean, I just know you’re always gonna be there for me. If you hadn’t shown up, I might not have survived, nicholas.
Nick: Vick, come on. I don’t like thinking that way.
Victoria: But it’s true. You saved me.
[ Sighs ] If you hadn’t been there, i don’t know what would have happened, and I just want you to know that you are the best brother and best colleague that I could ever ask for.
Nick: You don’t have to say that.
Victoria: But it’s true, and I don’t say it enough. You’re just the absolute best, and I’m — I’m really looking forward to everything that we’re gonna do together at newman. And I have this idea that there’s absolutely nothing we can’t accomplish. And I intend to put that theory to the test.
Victor: Watching our daughter run that meeting, I was impressed. Really. I mean, nicholas did his end, and you chimed in whenever necessary. The whole thing was like watching a well-oiled machine, you know? So, uh… I think that victoria managed to unify the newman family.
Nikki: Well, you sound just as proud of that as you are of her business agenda.
Victor: Even more so.
Nikki: Well, I’m thrilled working with nicholas and victoria. It gives me the opportunity to see them every day, and then i can watch them flourish on their own.
[ Sighs ] Thank goodness ashland was not able to drive a wedge between all of us like he obviously wanted to. Our family is stronger than ever.
Victor: Yeah. Except for adam.
Nikki: Well, I’m sorry, for your sake, that he and victoria never reconciled.
Victor: That has been a problem for many years now. I’m trying hard to solve it, you know? Well, you know how hard I tried to integrate him into the family. Man.
[ Glass scrapes ]
[ Exhales heavily ] He has never forgiven me for being raised without a father on that farm in kansas. Never has. It’s not my fault. I wanted to raise him here in this time, but his mother didn’t want any part of that. I’m still paying for that. Never felt a part of this family. It saddens me. It really does. But let’s celebrate our daughter. She did a wonderful job, and so did all of you. Cheers, my love.
[ Glasses clink ]
[ Glass thuds ] Ahh. We’re back. The newmans are back.
Chloe: Oh, hey! This is a nice surprise. I wasn’t expecting to see you here.
Kevin: Yes, I will come down and file a report, but you need to tell the chief and detective chancellor what happened. This is of the utmost importance. No, no, I’m not overstating it. This is official police business.
[ Sighs ] Okay, I went to the library to return some books — what? No. No. Miles has some picture books that don’t fit in the return slot outside, so I had to go inside. I was in there for 90 seconds, 2 minutes, tops, came back out, and my car had been broken into.
Kevin: Yes, I’m getting to the part that is official police business. My messenger bag — that was a gift from my beautiful partner — was taken, and inside that messenger bag [Sighs] Was my gcpd laptop.
[ Door handle thuds ]
Adam: Did you get it?
Adam: Get in here, lucas. Did anybody see you?
Lucas: No. But you never told me he worked for the police. You know that increases my risk. It’s gonna cost you a bit more.
Lucas: Oh, that is a nice bag. I want it.
Adam: Keep it.
Adam: I just want this.
[ Breathes deeply ]