Y&R Transcript Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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Adam: Well, thank you for the coffee. What did I do to deserve this?

Chelsea: You set me straight about my short-lived podcast career, and you even managed to cheer me up a little bit.

Adam: Oh, wow. I think I’m the one who should be thanking you, though. You were the one who made me reconsider how to handle my father and made me realize that I should give more thought to jack’s offer.

Chelsea: Well, I was glad to steer you in the right direction.

Sally: Hi, guys. How are you? It’s like a newman fashion reunion. Remember those days? Good times.

Chelsea: Good times? I think we have a different recollection of that experience.

Sally: Of course, you moved on to bigger and better things with those excellent podcasts. Riveting. You and billy have great chemistry. It sounds like you’re having a lot of fun.

Chelsea: Thanks. I think.

Sally: Mm-hmm. You must be thrilled to have found this new calling.

Adam: Sally… what’s going on?

Sally: [ Scoffs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: Hey.

Victoria: Hey. Gosh, I’m glad you’re here. We need to strategize.

Nick: About what?

Victoria: Well, we need to figure out a way to deal with adam. Sally just told me about adam’s attempt to get her to publish this article about dad’s covering up ashland’s death. And I’m just sitting here trying to figure out a way to stop him.

Nick: Dad and I just ran into adam at society. He’s definitely on the warpath. He’s planning to use the police report to — I don’t know — seek justice.

Victoria: We need to stop him. I mean, obviously, sally refused to publish the article, but there are other media outlets that would be happy to drag the newman name through the mud.

Nick: What are you thinking?

Victoria: You know, I don’t have the details worked out yet, but I do believe that sally is the key to this.

Nick: How so?

Victoria: We buy ourselves some time. We — we tell her to let adam know that she’s gonna publish the article, make him believe that she’s on his side.

Nick: So, you want to use sally as a pawn. Absolutely not, vick.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Laughter ]

Tessa: Dominic loves the bubbles.

Mariah: Who knew? A little bit of water and some dish soap. We could have saved hundreds on presents.

Devon: Yeah.

Chance: I think the invitation said no presents.

Mariah: No one ever believes that, especially with daddy warbucks on the guest list.

Devon: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I restrained myself.

Mariah: This is restraint?

Devon: Yes, this is, actually.

Abby: Well, you are gonna love the theme of today’s party. It’s gonna mean a lot to dominic, and it cost absolutely nothing.

Tessa: Ooh. What is it?

Abby: We are gonna make a time capsule of dominic’s first year. Everyone’s gonna write a couple notes, and I am gonna seal them in this box. And when dominic turns 18 and he graduates from high school, he’ll open it.

Devon: That’s a really, really great idea, abby.

Mariah: Yeah, we are definitely stealing that for our future kid’s birthday.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Abby: Alright, so, everyone, just write a couple sentences of what your best memory of dominic’s first year was. I want him to know how loved and supported he was since day one. For you I wish many things…

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Mariah: Okay.

Tessa: Can I read what you wrote?

Mariah: No. It’s gonna be a surprise.

Tessa: What? We’re gonna read it in, like, two seconds.

Mariah: [ Laughs ]

Abby: Alright, is everyone done? Should we read them?

Mariah: Uh, okay. I will go first.

Abby: I knew you would.

[ Laughter ]

Mariah: “Dear dominic, I will always remember when my pregnancy test was positive. We had no idea how cute and fun you would be then, but that was just the start. Love you, mariah.”

Tessa: Aww!

Abby: That’s so sweet.

Tessa: Okay, well, I’ll go next. Um, “dearest dom, I remember the first time I saw you. It was an ultrasound. You were so tiny, but it was clear to anyone who saw that image you were super cool. Love, tessa.”

Mariah: You know, we should have visuals in the time capsule, you know, like the sonogram or maybe other photos.

Abby: Yes. I love that idea. I’ll make that happen.

Devon: That would be really cool. I’ll go next. “Dominic, the day you were born was exciting and nerve-wracking and exhilarating, but at the end of the day, I was thrilled to be helping bring you into the world, little man.”

[ Laughter ] “You were immediately loved by everyone. Love, devon.”

Mariah: I love how you didn’t include the part about the psycho that kidnapped me. It was very — very sensitive. Thank you. I appreciate that.

Devon: No problem, no problem.

Tessa: What did you write, abby?

Abby: I wrote, “my dearest son, I can tell you that my favorite day of your first year was when your father came home from overseas and got to meet you for the first time.”

Chance: That’s my favorite, too.

Abby: Yeah. Yeah?

Victoria: Why are you opposed to asking sally to go along with my plan?

Nick: I don’t think it’s fair to enlist her in a newman family fight. Vick, I had a heart-to-heart talk with her earlier. She has been nothing but loyal to the family and the company.

Victoria: You’re right. You’re right. She’s shown that she’s on our side.

Nick: Then let’s keep her out of it. We will reward her for informing us what adam was up to. Plus, she’s still dealing with her heartache from her breakup with adam. It’ll just get messy and complicated.

Victoria: The goal is to protect you and dad, so we have to keep the cover-up and the fact that you delivered the punch that killed ashland — we have to keep that from becoming public knowledge.

Nick: I don’t need protecting, okay? That’s what got us here in the first place. All this talk about protecting me — it’s making me start to understand adam.

Chelsea: As much as I love being praised for my podcast, this seems suspicious.

Sally: Nothing is going on. Just a little thing called being polite. Unless that’s a foreign concept to both of you. I will just leave you to your chat.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Sorry about that.

Chelsea: Mnh, I can take it. She doesn’t scare me.

Adam: Forgot how tough you can be.

Chelsea: Well, thanks for the advice.

Adam: Am I being dismissed?

Chelsea: No. I just thought you’d want to get in touch with jack, you know, about what we talked about.

Adam: You’re right. I should get going. Thank you for the talk in the park. Gave me a lot to think about. Okay.

Chelsea: Bye.

Adam: Bye.

[ Door opens and closes ]

Sally: Well, you certainly didn’t waste any time. Ughh!

Chelsea: You’re acting jealous and possessive. You’re obviously very sad that adam no longer looks at you with affection. Clearly, what you guys had was based on lust. It’s obvious by how quickly it’s crashed and burned.

Sally: What adam and I had was very special.

Chelsea: Oh, I’m sure it was…to you. And now you’re having a really hard time accepting that it’s over and you’re lashing out to the people around you and I’m the closest target.

Sally: [ Scoffs ] The truth is —

Chelsea: The truth is, what adam and I have has lasted for years, and we have a child together. You don’t get to just drop in and say whatever you want anytime you see the two of us together. We are finally in a great place. We can sit together, have a normal conversation like normal people, and I am not gonna let you get in the middle of that. So, whatever’s going on between adam and me, friendship or otherwise, it’s not really any of your business.

[ Door opens ]

Sharon: It’s hard to let go of him, isn’t it?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Devon: He loves it.

Abby: Mmm! [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: So, what did you write?

Mariah: I wished for him to find unconditional love.

Tessa: Ooh!

Mariah: And you?

Tessa: Well, I wrote that i hope he finds his passion, the thing that he wants to do with his life, and that we would be there to support him in every way.

Mariah: I also addressed it to “bowie.” Do you think that’s gonna make any sense in the future?

Tessa: Yeah. I think so.

Mariah: Okay. Let’s go home.

Tessa: Okay.

Devon: Vroom, vroom, vroom!

Abby: Oh, are you two leaving?

Mariah: Yeah. Sorry, guys, but we have to get the new face of marchetti to, well, marchetti.

[ Laughter ]

Chance: Well, good luck, tessa. We know you you’ll crush it.

Tessa: Thank you.

Abby: You’re gonna do great, and we’re so excited for you.

Devon: Here you go. Yeah.

Abby: Come see mama.

Devon: We all can’t wait for that ad campaign, but I know your fans are looking forward to you fully recovering so you can get back to doing what you do best.

Tessa: Yes.

Devon: So, on that note, i need to get to work. Dominic…

[ Laughter ] …Happy birthday, man. I love you. I’ll see you later this week, okay? You guys did a great job with this party. Thank you for everything.

Abby: Thank you.

Devon: See you.

Abby: Bye.

Tessa: Happy birthday, dom.

Abby: Say “bye-bye.”

Mariah: Bye-bye.

Abby: Can you say “bye-bye”?

Dominic: Bye-bye.

Abby: Bye-bye!

Mariah: Thanks, guys! See you soon!

Abby: Thanks for coming. Mwah! Can you blow kisses? Mwah! Mwah!

[ Chuckles ] Well, um, you were pretty quiet this afternoon. Did you think my time capsule idea was silly? I — I just thought it was a fun way for all of us to come together for dominic, but did it make you think about all the time you missed with him, or is something else bothering you?

Victoria: What do you mean, you understand adam? What are you talking about?

Nick: I can appreciate his frustrations with dad and his constant interfering, how he gets under his skin, how he has to fight the urge to constantly teach him a lesson.

Victoria: I’m so sick and tired of adam lashing out every time his little ego gets bruised. He just takes things too personally. It makes him look weak. It’s why I think, ultimately, he’ll never succeed at business.

Nick: I’m not defending him, vick, okay? I’m not. But I understand what is motivating him. I mean, look at me. I didn’t want dad’s help. I didn’t want it. But it was forced upon me, and you’ve been in the same position.

Victoria: We are nothing like adam. Don’t you even insinuate that this would unite us against dad.

Nick: That’s not what this is, okay? And as frustrated as I am with dad, I will handle things very differently than adam. I’m not saying I agree with what adam’s doing, but I get it. It’s just too bad that he’s regressed because I was starting to be, you know, cool with the new adam.

Victoria: The new adam is a fairy tale. I never bought his so-called transformation, and clearly he’s up to his old tricks. He’s trying to publish slander about our father.

Nick: It’s not slander, vick, if it’s true. Dad was behind a cover-up.

Victoria: A cover-up of an accident. So there was nothing to actually hide. Look, chance made his decision, so as far as I’m concerned, it’s over.

Victor: That’s right. It is over. Okay?

Victoria: How long have you been standing there?

Victor: Long enough. Happy to see the two of you working together, and you, son, are finally back where you belong. And as far as threats are concerned from adam, don’t you worry about it. I’ll take care of it. I have taken care of bigger things than that, alright? Now, I suggest we celebrate, celebrate that we put this dreadful chapter behind us. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Sally: It’s just so humiliating, getting dressed down by chelsea.

Sharon: Well, she’s very good at pushing people’s buttons.

Sally: Yeah. Especially mine.

Sharon: But is it chelsea or adam who has you triggered?

Sally: I’m trying to let go of him.

Sharon: I know the feeling.

Sally: It’s so hard.

Sharon: But it can be done. I’m proof of that.

Sally: I thought I was through the worst of it. Adam finally admitted that he broke up with me to ensure that I kept my job. And even though I pushed him to tell me the truth, it did not feel any better hearing it. It just made the wound raw again, to know for sure that he was willing to purposefully hurt me like that in some misguided attempt to protect me.

Sharon: Well, that’s an unfortunate newman trait.

Sally: He just caused me too much pain, and there was no going back, you know, after he made it clear to me that he didn’t trust me enough to bring me with him on his new path.

Sharon: What new path?

Sally: He’s out to get his father.

Sharon: Again?

Sally: [ Scoffs ] Yeah. It seems that there’s no escaping his love/hate cycle with victor.

Sharon: Did you ever consider that him telling you that he doesn’t trust you is just, um… it’s another way of protecting you. I’m sure adam didn’t want you to get caught in victor’s cross hairs.

Sally: Do you really think that’s a possibility?

Sharon: Yeah. The, you know, father/son battles in the past have been, you know, pretty nasty. And I can’t imagine adam would want you involved.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, maybe. Maybe he is looking out for me. But it doesn’t matter because I’ve realized that there is no way for adam and me to move our relationship past his daddy issues. I know you warned me about that before and I didn’t listen. But I finally get it now. Victor will always be adam’s primary relationship.

Adam: Hey, jack, it’s me. Um, we should talk. I’ve been reconsidering your offer. It’s interesting. So, call me back.

[ Glasses clinking ]

Victor: To the future of newman enterprises.

Victoria: The future. The future is very bright. And like I said on the video call, the company is on track to be stronger than ever — and not because ashland is gone, but because nicholas has joined us, which is very reassuring. And it’s also very exciting. It’s very good for the family and very good for the company. To the newmans, together.

[ Glasses clinking ]

Nick: Alright.

Victor: I got to tell you, after the video conference, the various division heads felt very confident now that the company is in the hands of my family, your mother, in your hands, and in your hands, okay? I love that. My family running newman enterprises. Let’s drink to that again.

Nick: Alright.

[ Glasses clinking ] And let us drink to the fact that ashland locke is now part of history, okay?

Victoria: I suggest that we never say his name again and pretend like he never even existed.

Victor: Exactly.

Chance: Abby, I’m not upset about lost time with dominic. That’s not it.

Abby: So, you weren’t hurt by the reminder that you weren’t here when dominic was born?

Chance: No, abby. Look, I’ve — I’ve done enough work in therapy where I’m past the point of getting upset about that. I really enjoyed having a picnic with you and our baby boy and all of our good friends. And I really enjoy creating these memories as a family. I promise.

Abby: Okay. Then why were you so quiet all afternoon?

Chance: [ Sighs ] I, um… I just got some things on my mind, you know? I don’t want to get into it right now, not on his birthday.

Abby: Chance, please. Just tell me. I want to know what’s going on inside your head.

Chance: No, you’re right. I should — I should be honest with you.

[ Chuckles ] I’m just still worried about shutting down this investigation into ashland’s death. That’s it.

Abby: Oh. I thought you had put that to bed when you closed the case.

Chance: Well, it’s, uh, not that simple. I had some loose ends to take care of, and, uh…well, I might have filed the report, but i just can’t stop thinking about it.

Abby: Chance, you have to stop second-guessing yourself.

Chance: Abby, I realize that. I’m just trying to reconcile the decision I made here.

Abby: And you made the right one. My family is very grateful.

Chance: Okay, look, I want to talk to you about this. I really do. But you were just so sure that i did nothing wrong.

Abby: Of course you didn’T. Because I know you.

Chance: Abby, you don’t understand. If I can’t talk to you about it, who the hell am I supposed to talk to? I mean, I can’t go around town saying, “well, my father-in-law committed a crime, and I’m having trouble letting it go.”

[ Sfx: Cricket mnemonic] People who come to cricket,

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

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Abby: Chance [Sighs] Look at what this is doing to you — to us. I never meant to influence you. Yes, the newmans are my family, but they’re your family, too. And I’m sorry. I mean, are you having second thoughts?

Chance: Just don’t worry about it, okay? It’s all good.

[ Cellphone vibrating ] I’m sorry. Give me a second. Yeah?

Abby: Hello. Hello.

Chance: Okay. I’ll be right there. Okay. I have to go.

Abby: Where are you going?

Chance: I have to meet an informant about rey’s open cases. Once I wrap this one up, I’ll be done. That’ll be his entire caseload.

Abby: Well, that’s great, but do you have to do it right now, I mean, in the middle of this important conversation? Can’t someone else cover for you?

Chance: It has to be me, abby. He was my partner. I have to see this through.

Abby: Okay, well, can you just promise me that when the cases are closed that maybe we could just get away for a little bit, just the three of us? You know, even if it’s just for a long weekend. We need this. Our family needs this.

Chance: I’ll think about it. Bye. I love you. Happy birthday. [ Smooches ]

Abby: Bye.

Chance: See you back at home.

Abby: Bye, dada.

Chance: I love you.

Abby: Love you. Bye, dada. Say “bye.”

Dominic: Bye-bye.

Abby: Bye-bye, dada.

Dominic: Bye-bye.

Abby: Bye-bye.

Dominic: Bye-bye.

Abby: Bye-bye.

Adam: Well, isn’t this cozy? Or, at the very least, efficient. I can address you all.

Victor: Son. Why don’t you sit down and join us for a drink?

Adam: Oh, that won’t be necessary. Matter of fact, andy, can you bring their check to me? I would like to pick up their tab today.

Victor: That is not necessary, okay?

Adam: Well, just to show you that there are no hard feelings on my part.

Victoria: What are you up to, adam? Why do you feel the need to drag the family into another fight?

Adam: I just bought you lunch and a very expensive bottle of champagne. That’s not a combative gesture, victoria.

Nick: You sure you’re not looking for a battle?

Adam: Not at all. Had an epiphany about my life with the help of someone that’s very close to me, and I’m not coming after the family. No revenge. Not going down that road again. I want to focus on my own life, and that means not falling into old traps, usually set by our father. So, enjoy yourselves.

Victoria: I’m sorry, but I’m not buying it. Why would he go to all of the trouble to get his hands on that police report if he wasn’t gonna use it to his advantage? What do you think, nick?

Victor: Don’t you worry about a thing, okay? I will deal with him.

Abby: Did you have fun, dominic? I know I did for a while. Oh. [ Chuckles ] Sleeping. I will get you home soon.

[ Sighs ] You only turn one once, dominic. And I cannot wait for you to graduate high school and open this box with all of these special notes from our special family, all of these people that love you so much.

Devon: Hey. Glad you’re still here.

Abby: Hey. What’s wrong?

Devon: I forgot that — oh — I was having my little buddy watch my tablet for me.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: You alright?

Abby: Yeah. Yeah. I’m just a little emotional. Well, can’t believe dominic’s turning one.

Devon: I know. It’s a big milestone.

Abby: Time flies.

Devon: It sure does. Are you really okay, though?

Abby: I can’t fool you.

Devon: No, you can’T. Why don’t you talk to me?

Abby: [ Sighs ] I guess I was just expecting this day to go differently than it did.

Devon: I thought everybody had a really great time.

Abby: Yeah, yeah, we did. It’s just, after everyone left, I was hoping to have some time with chance, you know, just the three of us, but he got called away on a case.

Devon: Oh. I see. I mean, that’s a part of his job. You know that.

Abby: Yeah. Yeah. It’s — it’s not just that, though. It’s the way that he’s been viewing his cases lately. It’s all he can think about, all he talks about. And there’s this one investigation that wasn’t as cut and dried as he likes and… I know I’m gonna sound like a terrible person, but, I mean, if work is consuming you like that, I mean, isn’t it something wrong? Doesn’t that mean that something’s off? I mean, for me, family is first always. I mean our family, with dominic.

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: It was just how I grew up with my mom’s family and my dad’S.

Devon: No, I completely understand. Neil instilled the same thing in me, you know? And I miss him every day for it. But do you really think that chance doesn’t feel the same way about family as you do? ‘Cause he — he’s crazy about you guys.

Abby: I know. And he has put us first in some recent situations. But there are other times…

Devon: Yeah. Well, honestly, abby, I think that chance is just built differently. Like, of course, family is important to him, but his sense of right and wrong and his commitment to his job is such a big part of who he is. Standing up for what he believes is right and holding people accountable when they break the law — it might be right up there with family for him. And that’s just something that you have to understand and remember that, even though his priorities might shift from day to day, they’re both still there.

Abby: Thank you for saying that.

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: But, you know, I was taught that family is first and everything else comes second. So sometimes it’s hard for me to understand.

Devon: I know exactly what you mean ’cause you grew up with victor newman as a father.

Abby: Dad always puts family first, sometimes at the expense of everything else.

Devon: Well, chance isn’t like your father.

Abby: He definitely isn’T.

Devon: But I know that he loves you and he loves dominic. And I guarantee you that you two are his first priority, as you should be.

Abby: Thank you.

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to your day…

Sharon: I thought your relationship with adam could survive his conflict with his father.

Sally: So did I.

Sharon: But now he’s alone again, looking to fight victor.

Sally: I’m alone again, too. I’ve never really been a fan of that.

[ Chuckles ] I mean, how do you handle it? The loneliness. Oh, my god. I’m sorry. I — I just blurt things out sometimes. I did not mean to be insensitive. I just know that you — you recently lost rey.

Sharon: No. That’s okay. I don’t mind talking about it. But you know there is a difference between being alone and being lonely. Yeah, I may not be in a romantic relationship, but I am surrounded by people who I love the most in the world.

Sally: That’s wonderful.

Sharon: Yeah, it is. And surviving cancer made me feel differently about being alone.

Sally: How so?

Sharon: Well, I, um, want to make the most out of every day. I don’t want to waste any of my time. I certainly don’t want to waste time feeling sorry for myself. And I don’t mind spending time by myself. I actually cherish it.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] I love that outlook. Maybe one day I will get there.

Sharon: Yeah, well, I’ve also realized that life can change in an instant, and that might make one feel a little worried, but the people I’m surrounded by — they make me feel safe.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Like nick.

Sharon: Yeah. He is one of those people.

Sally: I mean, he always just seems so supportive of you. It must be a really big help not having an ex who’s an enemy.

Sharon: Well, um, you know, it hasn’t all been rosy, but i know that nick is a good man and I know how lucky I am to have him in my life.

Nick: Hey.

Adam: Dad and victoria abandon you?

Nick: There’s a lot to do at the office.

Adam: I’m sure.

Nick: So, is this epiphany of yours for real?

Adam: That’s right. I had a vision for how I want my life to go, and it did not involve wreaking havoc at newman enterprises.

Nick: What happened? Why the abrupt shift?

Adam: I had a conversation with someone who enlightened me and convinced me that I was going down the wrong path.

Nick: So, we’re just supposed to take your word for it that you’re not gonna be a threat?

Adam: Look, you all are gonna believe whatever you want to believe, okay? But I do want to say one thing to you, nick — that none of my anger and issues are with you. You’ve been nothing but fair and honest since faith’s accident, and this all has to do with dad as far as I’m concerned.

Nick: [ Sighs ] Look, here’s the problem, adam. If you change your mind — and we both know there’s a very strong possibility that happens — and you weaponize what you know about ashland’s death against us, then I do get hurt.

Adam: Look, I think you should worry less about me and more about the people in your camp.

Nick: What does that mean?

Adam: Come on. Now that you’re back into the fold, one wrong move and dad is gonna turn on you, too.

Nick: You think I don’t know what dad’s capable of? Look, I don’t like the way he handled things that night.

Adam: [ Sighs ] You mean the night that you killed ashland locke?

Nick: That was an accident.

Adam: Of course it was an accident.

Nick: You weren’t there, alright? You don’t know how much danger vick was in and why I had to jump in.

Adam: Look, I do believe that you had no choice. And believe it or not, I am glad that you were there to protect victoria.

Nick: It also shows how much dad loves us and how far he will go for us, which includes you, adam. I wish you could drop some of your resentment towards him.

Adam: So do I. So do I. But I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen.

Nick: [ Scoffs ] I mean, for you to even think about using what dad did to protect his children against him is pretty low, especially when you think about how many times in the past you have needed the police to look the other way for something you did.

Adam: Would you stop? I told you, I’m backing off. I swear to you that I want to find a new path.

Nick: I really hope that’s true.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone pings ]

Billy: Maybe because with goodbyes there is a sense of loss. But there’s also room for new beginnings.

[ Cellphone thuds ]

Chelsea: [ Breathes deeply ]

[ Sighs ] Connor. Hey, how are you? No, no. I know. I was just missing you. Not flossing well?

Sharon: So, was this just a meeting, or did they take pictures?

Tessa: Just a few test photos.

Mariah: But the first ad shoot is coming up very soon now. And you should see the clothes that she gets to wear.

[ Laughs ]

Sharon: That is so exciting.

Tessa: Yeah, it’s gonna be a lot more fun than I thought.

Mariah: And you haven’t even heard about the best part of the day.

Sharon: Best part? You mean there’s more?

Mariah: We got to go to dominic’s first birthday party, and he was so amazing.

Tessa: And it made us realize…

Mariah: We don’t want to wait any longer.

Tessa: We’re gonna dive back into the adoption process.

Sharon: Wow. That is such great news. I am so excited for both of you. I can’t wait for your next chapter.

Tessa: [ Laughs ]

Victoria: Oh, gosh, I think i have too much of a champagne buzz to go over those fourth-quarter projections.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Well, I’ll admit to you — and only to you — that once or twice I had maybe one tequila too many when I looked at the books and made a deal. You know what I’m saying?

Victoria: [ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] You know, dad, I don’t think i told you how grateful I am for what you did for us that night. You were looking out for me and nicholas. You risked — you risked a lot to protect us, and I just appreciate it so much. Thank you. I’ll never forget it. Mm. I love you.

Victoria: I adore you, okay? I wish your brothers felt the same, you know?

Victoria: Oh, daddy. I think that deep down in nick’s heart, he does.

Victor: Mm.

Victoria: Adam, on the other hand — I have no idea what’s going through his head.

Victoria: I don’t ever want you to worry about that. I will do whatever I can to protect my family, even if that means to protect you from one of our own.

Adam: Well, just remember this. As much as dad’s instinct was to protect us by covering up A.J. Montalvo and locke’s deaths, what he did prevented us from processing the consequences of our actions. They both were accidents. They both were self-defense, yes. But you and I — we never had to publicly face what happened. Dad covered it all up, made it look like we weren’t even there. I don’t know about you, but for me, that meant I had to bury all these feelings about killing a man in the deepest part of my psyche.

Nick: You were just a kid.

Adam: Mm-hmm. And someone was looking out for me — my father. You know, he thought he was helping, but he was actually doing the opposite. What he was essentially saying is, “you did something wrong. I fixed it. Forget about it. Move on with your life.” But taking a man’s life is not easy to forget, nick. The problem is, the more you push those memories away, the more that they come back. I suppressed what I did in kansas for a long time, and it turned me into who I am today. Is that what you want, nick?

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