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Traci: Oh, kyle! A hometown wedding reception? Oh, my gosh, that’s just brilliant!

Kyle: Well, it would be more than just a party, though. First summer and I would renew our vows since a lot of the folks around here weren’t able to make it to milan for our wedding.

Traci: Oh, my gosh, I can’t think of a better thing to celebrate. And it is super romantic.

Kyle: Hopefully summer will think so, too.

Traci: Oh, she will, kyle. She will. So, I gather that all this whispering is maybe that you’re trying to keep this a secret from your bride?

Kyle: You gather correctly.

Summer: I’ll just be a minute.

Kyle: Uh, you know, no one’s a bigger blackhawks fan than me, but, realistically, I wouldn’t look for any more stanley cups for a while.

Traci: What a disappointment. So, who do you think in the nba would be a contender?

Kyle: Uh [Chuckling] Nhl. Nba is basketball.

Traci: Right. I knew that. I knew that.

[ Both laugh ]

Summer: Nice try, you two.

Kyle: Hey, babe. Um, what’s harrison up to?

Summer: He’s working hard on his dinosaur puzzle, just like you’re down here working even harder on trying to keep something from me.

Kyle: I, uh — what do you mean?

Summer: You and your mom had your heads together earlier, and now you’re down here talking about hockey with aunt traci? And we both know she has zero interest in sports.

Traci: Oh, come on. I would not exactly say zero.

Summer: [ Chuckles ] Stop tormenting your aunt — and me. I want to know what’s going on.

Adam: Thank you.

Nick: Playing hooky from the new job? Or has the whole experiment ended already?

Adam: Believe it or not, i just had lunch with the senior vp of jabot’s global supply chain. He was giving me the lay of the land.

Nick: Hey, good for you. Sounds like you’re diving right in.

Adam: Listen, I’m actually glad I ran into you. You know, you’ve been on my mind. How are you doing?

Nick: I’m fine.

Adam: I wasn’t asking to be polite, nick. I mean, how are you dealing with the situation?

Nikki: I don’t know if i mentioned this on the phone, but my favorite part of the article is right under your headline — “first of a series.”

Phyllis: Amen. Amen. Diane is not gonna know what hit her.

Talia: I take it you’re pleased with what I included, as well as the overall tone?

Nikki: Oh, the whole piece is perfect.

Phyllis: I love how you brought it together. All of diane’s lies and methods of subterfuge that led up to her faking her own death.

Nikki: You really are such a gifted writer.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Talia: Well, thank you. I’m sorry it was necessary to include such painful history.

Phyllis: Oh, that’s okay. I mean, it’s just gonna wake everybody up to who diane really is.

Talia: Well, this initial installment didn’t really contain any new information.

Nikki: Not if you’re a newman or an abbott, but for the rest of the world, it will be very eye-opening.

Phyllis: Diane will be under the public’s microscope. I mean, we know that, right? It’s brutal.

Nikki: Yeah, we do.

Phyllis: But, see, nikki and I — we’re strong women. Diane will crumble. Diane cares about how people feel about her. I mean, she won’t be able to deal with the judgment and the public scrutiny, and she will go home with her tail between her legs and be gone forever.

Nikki: So, what kind of response have you gotten so far?

Talia: The response has been phenomenal. Clicks, comment, shares, all off the charts. People want more. They’re calling in with tips.

Nikki: Really? In los angeles?

Talia: Among other places. I mean, of course, 99% of those will turn out to be false leads.

Phyllis: Okay, but you’ll follow up on those, right?

Talia: Oh, you bet. You never know what’ll take you to your next big revelation.

[ Cellphone pings ] I’m sorry. I need to stay on top of these.

Nikki: Oh, no, it’s fine.

Talia: It’s from my managing editor.

Phyllis: Oh. More good news, right?

Talia: I don’t understand this at all. He’s canceled the entire series. He’s ordered me to drop the investigation. My magazine’s not publishing any more stories about diane.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone pings ]

[ Sighs ]

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Abby: Perfect!

Chance: There we go. Oh, what a treat this is.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Chance: Spend the whole day off with you? Are you kidding?

[ Sighs ] I love how you read my mind and put this whole thing together. Thank you. Sent dom and nanny to the zoo so we can get plenty of alone time together. And you put together just the most perfect playlist for a perfect picnic in the park.

Abby: I don’t remember telling you about a playlist.

Chance: You didn’T. I just know you.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Well, if you like that, you are gonna be blown away by lunch. I went to that little french market that you love so much, and I bought the whole place out. Let’s see. There’s a baguette, still warm from the oven, brie with fig jam, rare tenderloin, a little chocolate mousse for dessert. And, look, a vintage bottle of —

Chance: What happened? Did something spill?

Abby: [ Sighs ] Apple slices and cheddar fish crackers — sippy cups? This is what I packed for dominic.

Chance: [ Chuckling ] Oh, no.

Abby: [ Chuckling ] Aw!

Chance: Well, louise is gonna have one hell of a lunch today. She’s going to wonder why you sent her to the zoo with wine.

Abby: Not just wine.

Vintage wine. Ugh, this is what happens when you have two identical picnic baskets.

Chance: Well, you know what? It is my lucky day because i have been craving apple slices and little fish crackers all day. So I hope you brought enough for both of us. I’m about chow down.

Abby: [ Laughs ]

Nick: Look, ashland’s dead and buried, if that’s the situation you’re talking about. So I’m not thinking about it, if that answers your question.

Adam: You having trouble sleeping? Intrusive thoughts? Maybe some memories that come back when you least expect them?

Nick: [ Scoffs ] I’m gonna get through it. I know it’s not gonna happen overnight.

Adam: You know, nick, you might be able to speed up this process if you were willing to talk to someone.

Nick: You mean like a therapist?

Kyle: Sorry if I got carried away talking about something that bores you.

Traci: No. Why do the two of you think that I hate sports?

Summer: Maybe because you haven’t mentioned them even once since we were kids?

Traci: Well, there’s that.

[ Laughter ]

Summer: Look, if you guys were talking about the article before I came down, you don’t have to hide it from me. I’ve seen it.

Kyle: What article?

Summer: Seriously? Oh, boy.

Traci: Um, you know what? This is something that I think the two of you should talk about alone, so I’m gonna get back to work. Excuse me.

Summer: Okay, you remember that reporter, talia morgan? She was writing that article about ashland? Well, it’s come out, and it turns out it’s not about him at all.

Kyle: Then who?

[ Sighs ] “The long and winding road of diane jenkins. Back from the dead.”

Summer: The last thing you needed, right?

Kyle: Never mind me. My mother must be mortified.

Jack: Something wrong?

Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Talia morgan, the so-called investigative reporter — she posted a story about me that was so completely and utterly toxic —

Jack: I saw it.

Diane: Oh, god.

Jack: You can’t be that surprised. No reporter is going to turn their back on a story that’s as juicy as this one.

Diane: Yeah, but it’s only half the story, the dark half, the old, outdated half. Jack, I’ve transformed my entire life. I have proven that redemption is possible. But is any of that in this story? No. No. It’s just a rehash of all the unkind things I did before i left town.

Jack: “Unkind.” Well, there is some artful P.R. Clearly, you’ve learned a lot from your new job.

Diane: Jack.

Jack: Your actions were brazenly cruel, diane. And for those who suffered from your behavior, no possible spin is going to alter that.

Diane: I am well aware. But what good does it do to shine a spotlight on it now? I have been willing to be held accountable. It’s why I came back. But that’s not why the story was written. It was written to publicly humiliate me, to provoke me, to punish me. And you know who’s behind it.

Jack: I assume you mean phyllis.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Or nikki.

Diane: Yeah. They’re never going to ease up or give me a chance. How is that fair? How is that right?

Jack: You keep framing yourself as the victim here. When you came back to town, you knew people were going to be livid. You claimed you were ready to face that.

Diane: I was. I have. I’ve done what I could to make amends. But this article isn’t going to help anyone heal. It’s not going to do anything worthwhile. The only thing it’s going to do is to hurt me personally… color every interaction I have with a co-worker, and embarrass kyle and summer when they’re making a name for themselves with marchetti.

Jack: I assume that’s your main concern — that kyle will want to distance himself from bad publicity and from you?

Diane: It could undermine all the progress that I’ve made so far with him.

Jack: Then you should be very thoughtful and deliberate in your response to this. You said yourself this is old news. For the people you care about, this isn’t new. They’ve seen this.

Diane: Yeah, except for all of my new co-workers who are only gonna think the worst of me.

Jack: They all know that the son you left behind has welcomed you back into his life. You’re on the right track, diane. Don’t let this derail you.

Diane: Thanks for the encouragement…and the advice. As always.

[ Door opens ]

[ Sighs ]

Nick: Adam, I get that you have some insight into what happened because of what you experienced when you were a kid. The difference is I’m not a kid. I’m not blocking the memories.

[ Sighs ] Though sometimes I got to wonder if that’d be better.

Adam: Nick, I think that is the last thing that you should be envying. Hey, if I had been allowed to face up to my actions, if i actually could have got the right kind of help, my life could have been completely different. Listen, I know you’re not asking for my advice, but here it is. Get sharon to recommend someone that you can process this with.

Nick: Not ready.

Adam: Yeah. Look, when all my buried memories came flooding back, I was reluctant, too. But then I realized it was something that I had to do. And I did the work, and… it worked for me.

Nick: Good to know. I just don’t feel like rehashing what happened with some stranger.

Adam: Just know the longer you put this off, the more your inner demons are gonna take hold. It’s like I said, nick — god forbid you wind up like me.

[ Knock on door ]

Chloe: Hey there. I need you to sign off on these three new hires in I.T.

Sally: [ Exhales heavily ] It’s ironic, isn’t it? For these things, these small, inconsequential matters, you clear it with me first, but not so much when you are meddling in my personal life, like going to my ex and [Chuckles] Practically pleading with him to break my heart all over again.

Chloe: I think you know that I did that for your own good. And of course adam would spin it to his own advantage.

Sally: At least he was being honest.

Chloe: I have been very clear about where I stand. And I see that he is reeling you in again. You even admitted to me that you were struggling. So, yes, I went to adam thinking that maybe there was a sliver of a chance that he would do the right thing, and instead he decides to drive a wedge between you and me.

Sally: No, you are the one that is doing that, chloe — between adam and me.

Chloe: Because he is a snake! So, yes, the bigger the wedge, the better.

[ Scoffs ] What did he ask for? And don’t tell me nothing because when it comes to adam newman, there is always something. So, what is it?

Sally: Forgiveness.

Phyllis: Hey, read any good articles recently?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Phyllis, you keep telling everyone that I’m going to revert to my old ways, but you’re the one who hasn’t grown or changed at all. I mean, you published that exposé about me in

restless style all those years ago, and now you’ve convinced talia morgan to drag my name through the mud all over again?

Phyllis: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, I didn’t do that. That was just a suggestion. Talia went with it. And it wouldn’t have happened if you weren’t sucking up to her at the restaurant. She thought what I said was interesting, and she wrote about it. That’s all.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: Oh, wow. This has really gotten under your skin, hasn’t it?

Diane: Phyllis, you can try and push my buttons all you want, but it won’t work because, unlike you, I have grown. I’ve made peace with my past. I’ve transformed my life. And nothing is going to throw me off my game. So, whatever explosion you’re trying to trigger, you have wasted your time. I’m sorry. Sorry to disappoint you.

Phyllis: I don’t obsess about you like you think I do, diane.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: I don’T. And, quite honestly, I’m glad that this article came out because now the entire world knows what a vile, conniving excuse for a human being you actually are and always have been. Talia’s done a public service, I think. She should win an award.

Diane: Ugh!

[ Breathes deeply ]

Chance: And there it is. That is the last cracker that we have. And you know what? I saved it just for you.

Abby: Wow. That is true love. And very thoughtful. But, no, it is all yours.

Chance: Oh.

Abby: [ Laughs ] You are so cute.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] I’m glad you think so.

Abby: What was that for?

Chance: Mm, just for always looking out for us the way you do.

Abby: Thank you for noticing.

Chance: Oh, trust me. I know how extremely blessed i am to have you as a wife.

Abby: I’ve just been kind of worried ’cause, you know, with the investigation, things have been kind of, um, tense between us.

Chance: We’re good. I promise. We are beyond good. I know that whole choice was weighing on me, but I’m gonna move past it. It’s not gonna be an issue. And I just love you so damn much.

Abby: [ Laughs ] Mm.

Chloe: Forgiveness?

[ Scoffs ] Good god, adam has some nerve.

Sally: Okay, don’t make me regret that I confided in you. I need a friend right now. A real friend, one who’s willing to set aside her prejudices, because I am so confused.

Chloe: I know you are. And adam is a master at keeping people off balance to get what he wants.

Sally: You make him sound so evil, like he’s calculating every move. But I don’t see that when I look in his eyes. Whenever I talk to him, he just seems lost.

Chloe: Look, I know that adam had a rough childhood, but he’s damaged goods. He doesn’t know how to be a normal person in a healthy relationship because he’s never had a good example. And you love a challenge, so it’s a very dangerous combination. Even chelsea thought that she would be able to fix him, and look how that ended up.

Sally: Okay, I am not chelsea. I wish you would stop comparing me to her. And if you’re not, remember what happened when you kept badgering her. You couldn’t function together anymore. You had to end your partnership.

Chloe: Chelsea and I are still friends — because she knows that everything I say comes from a place of love and support. I really wish you could get that through your head, sally. I am your friend. Adam is not.

Kyle: Saw the article. I assume that’s why you’re exasperated.

Diane: Oh, it’s — it’s fine. It’s — it’s no big deal. Okay, I admit it’s — it’s a big deal. I have worked so hard to put the person I used to be behind me.

Kyle: I know you have.

Diane: Kyle, you’ve spent time with me. You see how I connect with you and harrison and summer and — and even jack. That’s who I am now. I’m not — [ Scoffs ] I’m not trying to manipulate anyone or capitalize on this situation. None of those fears of yours have come to pass. But now, whenever anybody sees me, they’re just going to think of the old diane.

Kyle: Not everyone.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: I can distinguish between the woman in that article and the mother you are today.

Diane: Thank you. That’s exactly what I need to hear right now.

Kyle: I’m glad I could help. Hey, whatever the fallout may be, just know you always have my support.

Diane: Thank you.

Nikki: So, where is my grandson? I thought you were gonna bring him by.

Nick: Yeah, I will. Faith’s making the rounds, saying goodbye to all her friends. I don’t think we’re gonna be leaving for michigan for a little while.

Nikki: Yeah, that sounds about right.

Nick: Thanks for letting christian hang out with you. I have a feeling once sharon and I drop off faith at her dorm, the ride home is just gonna be a bunch of crying, and christian doesn’t need to be around that.

Nikki: Well, that’s true. So, did you just pop over to say hello?

Nick: Uh, no. I was, um…hoping we could talk if, uh — if you have some time.

Nikki: Oh, darling, I always have time for you. I think I know what this is about. You sit down. I’m gonna make us some tea, and then we’ll talk. Everything will be alright.

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Kyle: Got a sec?

Phyllis: Oh, yeah. What — what’s going on?

Kyle: I’m planning a surprise for summer. I want us to renew our vows and then have a party to celebrate our marriage. I was planning on inviting everyone in town who couldn’t make it to italy, plus the people who could. I was hoping you’d want to be involved.

Phyllis: Well, that sounds lovely. It really does. Um… sounds like the party of the century, actually. Count me in.

Kyle: Excellent.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Kyle: Uh, there is one caveat. I’ve invited my mother to be part of it.

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. Um… well, okay. I mean, you don’t want us to work together on planning it?

Kyle: God, no. I will keep your interactions to a minimum.

Phyllis: Thank you. I appreciate that.

Kyle: And I hope you understand that I understand how stressful it’s been to have her back in town, given what she subjected you to in the past. I don’t blame you for being worried and protective of your daughter.

Phyllis: Well, that is just lovely. It really is. I appreciate that. Thank you. Thanks for saying that.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: But, um, I want you to know that I’ve been working through it, and I think I have it all under control.

Kyle: Good to know.

Phyllis: Yeah. Uh, did you get that memo that i sent out about the textile designers?

Jack: I saw it and was very impressed.

Nikki: You were probably hoping that the feelings you had about what happened between you and ashland would be less intense by now.

Nick: They still are, though, mom. I’m just wondering if that’s ever gonna change.

Nikki: Well, I can only speak from my own experience.

Nick: Well, yeah. That’s why I’m here. I really want your perspective.

[ Mug thuds ]

Nikki: When there’s been a death and things are in crisis and you’re facing a major threat, you tend to focus on the emergency at hand rather than your own feelings. And then when things get a little calmer, it seems like everybody else is going back to their lives, just as if nothing had happened, and you wish you could do the same. But you can’T. You’re consumed with guilt. It demands your attention. It will eat away at you.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] That’s a pretty fair description of what’s going on with me.

Nikki: Let me ask you this. What would it mean to you emotionally to let that burden go?

Nick: You know, I’D… be able to breathe again, just relax, live my life, focus on my new job, anything.

Nikki: What’s holding you back? I mean, why can’t you give yourself permission to let it all go?

Nick: I think I see what you’re getting at. If I didn’t feel guilty, then I’d feel guilty about that.

[ Sighs ] So, I guess there’s a part of me that’s clinging to that experience, you know, making me relive it over and over again… as a sort of penance.

Adam: Sally.

Sally: Hi.

Adam: Hi. Am I interrupting?

Sally: It’s fine. I, um… I just had to get out of the office for a bit.

Adam: Beautiful day for it. Look, I don’t — I don’t want to put any pressure on you. And that’s why I haven’t called or sent flowers or made any other grand romantic gesture. I mean, if I misread and that’s what you want —

Sally: No, I… that won’t be necessary.

Adam: I just hope that you have been thinking about what i said last time we saw each other.

Sally: Of course I have been thinking about it. I can’t stop.

Nick: I haven’t told anyone this, but I’ve got another reason to feel guilty on top of everything else.

Nikki: What?

Nick: It occurred to me on some level that I judged adam pretty harshly when I learned that he accidentally killed that man when he was a kid.

Nikki: Well, that man was threatening his mother.

Nick: I just thought it confirmed exactly who I thought he was, you know, that he was a bad seed. When I was faced with a similar situation — somebody I loved was in trouble — I reacted the same way, got the same result. And it wasn’t just the death of a man, you know? Dad tried to cover it up.

Nikki: Striking similarities.

Nick: And now I’m going through my own personal disaster here. And who has gone out of his way to be supportive? Adam.

Nikki: Really?

Nick: Yeah.

I just wish it didn’t take something like this for me to be more understanding about what he endured or how it affected him. I mean, you said earlier, you know, carrying that burden around. Adam has done that his entire life, mom, whether he’s consciously aware of it or not. It’s no wonder he is who he is.

Nikki: It certainly would explain why he hasn’t been able to get close to anybody for any length of time.

Nick: Deep down, he knows what he’s capable of. How can he risk it?

Sally: You have been a huge distraction for me, when i should be focused on my job — you know, the one you went through so much trouble to make sure that I kept. But instead, I just keep replaying everything that you put me through. And, frankly, you did an excellent job of stomping on my heart and making me feel like a fool, which I am not.

Adam: Believe me, sally, I — I do know that.

Sally: And I — I don’t even know what forgiveness would look like. I mean, what is that? Is that we get better at small talk or we become running buddies again or we just go grab a coffee at crimson lights and talk about how rough our days were at the office?

Adam: Well, you can define it however you’d like.

Sally: Sure. Until the next time you make a unilateral move that upends my whole world.

[ Voice breaking ] I cannot talk about this right now.

Chance: Mmm. [ Smooches ] Thank you again for a fantastic day.

Abby: [ Sighs ] Things have been so crazy. It feels so nice to get back to a normal life.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Normal life. Right, right. Living in this big old mansion, sleeping on these 1,000-thread-count italian sheets.

Abby: Okay, okay. You know what I mean.

Chance: No, I don’t know what you mean. Go ahead. Tell me. What’s this normal life look like to you?

Abby: More days like today. Totally focused on each other.

Phyllis: Well, I am so happy you like my ideas.

Kyle: Well, I did, too, for the record.

Phyllis: That’s great, both of you. Hey, listen, I am having such fun in this position. I love it. I’m having so much fun here. You know, I should be paying you. I’m absolutely not gonna do that, but I should be.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ] Good. Well, I’m glad we spoke. I’ll catch you later.

Phyllis: Okay, great. Hey, did he tell you about his romantic idea about surprising summer and renewing vows?

Jack: He did, and I am very much looking forward to it.

Phyllis: It is really lovely. I am so glad our kids are doing well.

Jack: Agreed. Listen, there’s something I have to ask you. Um, how much did you have to do with the piece talia morgan wrote on diane?

Phyllis: I had nothing to do with it. That was all talia.

[ Pen clatters ]

[ Scoffs ]

Chance: I’m still curious.

Abby: About?

Chance: About this whole normal life, how you picture it. I noticed you didn’t say anything about our jobs.

Abby: Well, in an ideal world, we would both keep our jobs. I would cut back on my hours, and you would pass on the riskier cases.

Chance: This isn’t the first time you’ve thought about this.

Abby: When you came home from spain, it was a painful time in a lot of ways. But we got to spend so much time together, and I will always cherish that. I just… I worry about you when you’re at work. You’re just so conscientious and dedicated. And it’s the stress that it puts on you. I mean, sometimes you bring that tension home with you without meaning to.

Chance: Do you feel like I’m neglecting you?

Abby: No, no, not at all. I just think the more we prioritize our family, the happier we’ll be.

Kyle: My colleague spoke very highly of you. She said you did a great job organizing her parents’ 50th anniversary party. I had originally thought I would do all the planning myself. The problem is, my wife and i spend a lot of time in the same vicinity. We work in the same place. We obviously live together. And every time I try to talk to somebody about what’s on my mind, I, um —

[ Footsteps approaching ] Hey, babe, um… didn’t know you were home.

[ Stammers ] I’m gonna have to call you back.

[ Phone thuds ] How much of that did you hear?

Summer: Enough to know that you are definitely up to something.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Summer: Spill.

Kyle: Huh. Okay. Okay. I’m planning a surprise. That’s all I’m gonna say.

That’s what you were talking to diane about earlier? And traci? Who else knows about it?

Kyle: Mnh, sorry, you’re not getting anything out of me.

Summer: Oh, come on. Just a hint?

Kyle: Mnh-mnh.

[ Both laughing ]

[ Elevator doors open ]

Phyllis: Oh, great! Jack, can I just have a minute of your time? Oh, I want to run something by you. I have a pretty great idea. It’s actually a killer idea. What if marchetti home took the abbott living room and redecorated it? Or the pool house. Whatever you want. But it really would be so explosive out in social media.

Jack: Let me see if I get this straight. You want to redesign a home you know I happen to love just the way it is?

Phyllis: Some of those chairs are from the paleolithic era.

Jack: They’re classics. They’re antiques.

Phyllis: They’re old. How about this? What if I don’t touch the walls and we just touch the sofas and accessories?

Jack: And then when the photo shoot is over, everything goes back to the designer, and we bring things back to the way they were.

Phyllis: Sure. Yeah. We’ll do that. Hey, were you always this unwavering about changing things?

Jack: Since I was this tall.

Phyllis: Oh, god it’s coming back to me.

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: Yes, it’s coming back to me. Okay.

Jack: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Classics —

Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Like the sofa, right? Yeah.

Jack: Okay, but that was… do what you have to do.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Well, wait, wait, wait. What about — what about the wallpaper?

Jack: [ Laughs ]

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