Y&R Transcript Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Jack: Hey, andy. I called in a take-out order.

Phyllis: Hey, jack. Hey. Good to see you. It’s a beautiful day in genoa city, isn’t it?

Jack: I suppose.

Phyllis: Ah, the sun is out. The birds are chirping. The coffee is strong.

Jack: You sure they didn’t spike that with a little something?

Phyllis: Mnh-mnh. This is all phyllis.

Jack: Then what exactly do you credit this chipper mood to? Did talia morgan write a follow-up to the article she wrote attacking diane?

Phyllis: Um, gosh, I don’t think so, but certainly if you see more articles, please tell me. It’s really, really a mood lifter.

Jack: When I first asked you if you had anything to do with that article, you flatly denied it. It’s since came to me that you were seen multiple times in the company of the reporter who wrote it. Still want to stick to your old story?

Tessa: Is everything okay?

It will be.

Tessa: Is there anything i can do?

Not unless you know how to correctly position a light.

Tessa: Not really my forte, so you go for it.

Lauren: The weather is perfect. And the location — it really meshes with the vibe that we’re going for. You know, fun, summery, romantic.

Mariah: I couldn’t agree more. And we have the perfect model.

Tessa: Oh. Do we? ‘Cause I don’t want to freak anyone out, but I am — I’m pretty nervous.

Mariah: Don’t be!

Tessa: Oh! Okay. Yeah. Sure. Got it.

Mariah: Uh, just give me a second.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Clears throat ] Hey.

Tessa: Hmm? Hi.

Mariah: Hi.

Tessa: Hi.

Mariah: There’s no reason to be nervous, okay? You look incredible. And plus, your — your inner glow is gonna shine through.

Tessa: Oh, my — my inner glow? Or all the artificial lighting?

Mariah: Maybe a little bit of both. I am just kidding. I’m messing with you. You look amazing. You’re gonna do great.

Tessa: Yeah. Yeah. It’s just, there are a lot of people here.

Mariah: Well, yeah, they’re all here to make sure that this is a success. You know, to officially launch marchetti and fenmore’s collaboration. And I couldn’t think of anybody more perfect to be the face of that.

Tessa: Thank you.

Mariah: No. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ]

Diane: Mariah, we’re going to have a few style bloggers come cover the behind-the-scenes of the shoot once we get going.

Mariah: Uh…okay. Yeah, that sounds great. Just make sure they don’t get in the way.

Diane: Oh, of course, of course. I’m so excited. I’m thrilled to be here. And you look fantastic.

Tessa: Oh, thank you.

Diane: Yeah.

Lauren: Okay. Uh, how many looks do we have?

Summer: Well, we have the top eight that we discussed previously and backups if we have time.

Lauren: Okay. You know what? Look three — can we switch out that top to something more vibrant? I think it’ll photograph better.

Summer: Yeah, of course. We have racks of alternatives and plenty of accessories, so we can switch out anything as we see fit.

Lauren: Wonderful.

[ Chuckles ]

Mariah: So, we want to start out with a fun, light feel at first and then get more romantic as looks go from casual to more formal.

I will capture as much fun and romance as the model gives me.

Tessa: Oh, she’s all business, huh?

Mariah: Well, yeah! But she’s here to work with you, you know, bring out your — your fire and your spirit and your beauty.

Tessa: What if all those things are missing in action today or they don’t exist at all?

Mariah: Well, I am looking at you right now, so that’s not possible — ’cause that’s what i see. I see fire, spirit, and beauty. Tessa, you are going to be amazing. Are you ready?

Tessa: Uh-huh.

Mariah: Okay.

Lily: Hey! Oh, my gosh.

Imani: Hi.

Lily: Welcome back.

Imani: Mm.

Lily: How’s naya?

Imani: Ah, still no change.

Billy: That’s, uh — that’s too bad. We’re sorry to hear that.

Imani: Well, thanks, guys. Thank you so much for being so supportive while amanda and i have been away.

Lily: Yeah, of course. Family always comes first.

Imani: Exactly. So, while she’s taking care of everything in virginia, I am here to focus and make sure that all of our legal matters are handled.

Lily: Okay. Great. Well, we have every bit of confidence in you.

Imani: I really appreciate that.

Lily: So, um, while amanda is with devon, I thought it’d be best if the rest of us were in the same room to discuss more pressing matters.

Imani: Alright. Sounds good.

Lily: Yeah. So nate will be joining us.

Imani: Perfect.

Nate: I’ve decided to follow my instincts and run with an idea for chancellor-winters.

Elena: While devon and amanda are both out of town?

Nate: I know it’s a bold move, but it’s the right one. Something devon can’t ignore or dismiss. He’ll finally be forced to accept that I am doing a great job in the position he hired me for.

Elena: Well, I’m sure it’s great. And you sound really excited about it. But isn’t making unilateral decisions what caused all the problems between you and devon in the first place?

Nate: [ Sighs ] And now please welcome ana montoya.

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Nate: Our own music festival will be a huge revenue stream. I just know this is gonna work, so I cannot let anyone stop me, including devon. He’ll eventually realize I’m right.

Elena: I think you need to consider how devon’s gonna take this. It’s like you’re blatantly ignoring his decision, which is what he was worried about when you first brought this up, wasn’t it?

Nate: I heard all devon’s concerns, and I found ways to address them. I’m making an effort. He’s the one who’s not.

Elena: Look, I understand how frustrated you are, and I really want to see you succeed with this, but have you at least talked to lily about it?

Nate: She was excited by the prospect of having our own music festival, but devon ended all discussion. Technically, this comes under his purview, so I don’t think she felt like she could fight him on it. And I wouldn’t want to put her in that position of having devon think that she somehow sided against him, which is exactly how he would react, instead of seeing it for the great idea it is.

Elena: Nate, you need to rethink your plan. This has the potential to end very badly.

Nate: To be honest, I don’t understand your reaction lately to my work situation. When I first brought up my frustration with you, your advice was for me to walk away, instead of encouraging me to make a statement, show devon that he should take me seriously.

Elena: You should show devon? I wonder who gave you that advice.

Nate: I’ve got a meeting i got to get to. I’ll catch up with you later.

Elena: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Boy, did diane come to you crying about the article, jack? Claiming that I was the one who hatched it?

Jack: When I first came to you, you claimed you wanted nothing to do with that reporter. But that wasn’t true, was it? Because you conveniently omitted the fact that you convinced her to use diane as her subject.

Phyllis: I was just messing with diane. It’s fun to do. And, honestly, she was sitting right here. If I wanted to create problems, I would have been more discreet. And it’s diane’s own fault. She was sucking up to talia, sucking up to an investigative journalist. If she didn’t want the heat, she shouldn’t have run into the kitchen, quite honestly.

Jack: She shouldn’t have to protect herself. No one deserves to be dragged through the mud like that.

Phyllis: Oh, god, I cannot understand why you are so mad about this article. All of it has been published before. All of it. And it’s not like it wasn’t true. It’s all true. But yet again, I’m the one under suspicion for all the horrible things that diane has done and that were published in that piece.

[ Sighs heavily ]

Nikki: And the woman is still a menace.

[ Camera shutter clicking ]

[ Clicking continues ]

Could you put some life into it?

Mariah: Hey, uh, just imagine yourself at a cool brunch with your friends, you know? Give us that, like, relaxed sunday vibe.

Tessa: Um…

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Uh, I’m sorry. This isn’t working. I just need to sit down for a second.

Summer: Oh. I’ll handle it. Hey, sorry to play traffic cop, but we’re in the middle of a photo shoot here.

Adam: I heard. That’s why I’m here.

Summer: Really?

Adam: Mm-hmm. Well, since jabot owns marchetti and also has a stake in fenmore’s, as the new co-ceo, i figured I would stop by and see how it’s going.

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Lily: The purchase of the grand phoenix has been finalized.

Imani: Mm-hmm. I sent the final contracts to amanda for review, but everything should be in order.

Nate: The hotel is a great acquisition for us, huge opportunity, and we should definitely capitalize on the publicity of the sale to set the new tone of the place — and to highlight the connection to the music industry.

Billy: Yeah. No, I like that idea. You can work on, uh — work on that with the P.R. Team.

Nate: Absolutely.

Lily: Yeah. So, when you have specifics, just come back and present it to us.

Nate: You got it.

Billy: Alright, next up, podcasts. The ones that we have are performing quite well. We are just in need of more content.

Nate: Can I just say, the numbers from your series were very positive. Ah, the people are gonna miss it.

Billy: I appreciate you saying that, but I’m here to focus on the big picture.

Nate: Could we possibly find someone to partner with chelsea or have her continue to do it on her own?

Billy: I think that would be a great idea. Unfortunately, chelsea has decided to step away.

Nate: Oh, okay. Uh, well, uh, I wasn’t just asking because I was wondering where to go for late-night laughs and a rumination on the human condition.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: But I think we should build on what you started. As far as creating more content, I’ve got a line on about a dozen or more podcasts we could possibly acquire from a smaller company that are ready to feed into the chancellor-winters pipeline. I sent them over to you right before the meeting.

Billy: Okay, well, that sounds great. Sounds like I’ll be having my headphones on for the rest of the afternoon.

Lily: Yeah. Wow. I’m impressed. Thank you for being so proactive.

Nate: Doing my best.

Billy: Yeah. It’s good. Listen, if I am going to be busy this afternoon listening to podcasts, can we reschedule the financial meeting for tomorrow morning?

Lily: Yeah, of course. Not a problem.

Billy: Great.

Imani: [ Clears throat ] Something’s going on with you. I can practically hear the gears turning into your head.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] You’re not wrong.

Billy: Appreciate you accommodating me.

Lily: You’re welcome.

Lauren: So, honey, when we start up again, just like, bend your knee a little, okay? It’ll get some circulation going. And breathe. You’ve got to breathe.

Tessa: Right. Uh, breathe. I forgot about that.

Lauren: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. Okay.

Summer: We really appreciate you stopping by, but the actual shoot isn’t as glamorous as people think. It’s a lot of standing around, as you can see. I’m sure you have a lot more important things to do. We have everything under control here. And I know what ceos really care about are the results.

Kyle: How’s it going?

Diane: Oh, it’s — it’s going.

Summer: I can send you the best shots later.

Kyle: Oh. I see the problem.

Adam: I’m trying to get up to speed on the different facets of the corporation. How else am I supposed to do my job?

Summer: Adam, this is tessa’s first photo shoot for marchetti, so I just think it would be best if we kept the number of people involved to a minimum.

Kyle: What summer is so politely trying to explain, because she’s good at her job and also at navigating company politics, is that we don’t need this many chefs in the kitchen.

Adam: Mm. Well, I’m not giving any opinions. I’m just observing.

Kyle: Could you give me a little moment alone with —

Summer: You know what? I’m just gonna let you handle this one, babe.

Kyle: You showed up. You observed. The best thing you can do now is to smile, give a polite wave, and wish everyone a great photo shoot. In other words, get out of the way and let the people who need to do their jobs do them.

Adam: Kyle, is this really how you want to start things off?

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Phyllis: Uh, nikki and I may have, mm, joked about looking into diane’s past, but talia was working completely on her own.

Nikki: That is entirely true.

Jack: You really expect me to believe that a renowned investigative reporter changed the subject of her article from ashland locke to diane jenkins on a whim? You two may be having some fun taking potshots at her. I don’t think there’s anything funny about it.

Phyllis: Ohh, are you — are you upset because we may have hurt diane’s feelings?

Nikki: You know, what I find even more disturbing is that she has clearly gotten to you to the point that you are defending her.

Jack: This is about kyle. This is honoring kyle’s decision to give his mother a second chance. And by the way, diane has gone out of her way to try to prove she is worthy of that chance by changing the way she behaves. So I don’t appreciate the two of you continuing to launch gratuitous attacks on her.

Nikki: Gratuitous? Am I supposed to forget everything she has done to me, setting me up to take the fall for her murder?

Jack: Thankfully, that didn’t happen, nikki.

Nikki: Well, it would have if she had had her way.

Jack: No one is condoning what diane did. Not me, not kyle, not even diane. She is simply trying to move on with her life. I suggest you two do the same thing. Move on. Thank you, andy.

Kyle: I don’t care what your title is. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t have to put up with you.

Adam: Well, then apparently you don’t know how companies work, kyle.

Kyle: Okay, you are a charity case. My father did you a favor for reasons I can’t fathom. But what I do know is that he went way out on a limb for you. It took a lot for him to convince the family to sign off on hiring you. And we didn’t agree to it because we thought you could bring anything of value to the company. We did it out of respect for him. And do not take that as an endorsement. And do not do anything to cause him grief while you are here, which I predict won’t be long.

Adam: Quite the warning. It’s a little aggressive, in my opinion. But why would I want to cause problems for jack? I’m only here to help him run jabot, kyle.

Kyle: It’s never that simple with you. I don’t know what your agenda is, but it’s only a matter of time until you screw up or lose interest in this walk on the wild side or whatever this is for you, but until then, your input is not welcome. You have nothing to offer, and you do not belong.

Adam: Okay. I got it. Guess I will have to prove myself to all of you. Wouldn’t be the first time.

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: [ Sighs ] How did that go?

Kyle: Well, jabot’s new co-ceo and I just had a meeting of the minds. I had to explain to him how things work around here. But let’s focus on the matter at hand — the new face of marchetti. It’s not going well. What’s the problem?

Lauren: Well, we’re having a problem with the direction of the shoot, and if I’m to be honest, it’s with tessa. Um, she’s coming across very self-conscious.

Mariah: She just needs time to ease into it, okay? I know tessa. She — she’s gonna be great. So, if you could just give me one minute, I’ll go talk to her, alright? Thank you.

Lily: Well, that was terrific, guys, very productive.

Billy: Yeah, it feels like we’re firing on all cylinders. And I will catch up with you about the podcasts — of course, once I listen to them all.

[ Laughter ]

Nate: Looking forward to it.

Lily: Yeah, and I can’t wait to hear details about the P.R. Plan to announce the grand phoenix.

Nate: I am on it.

[ Chuckles ]

Billy: See you guys in a bit.

Imani: Thanks, guys.

Lily: Bye. Thank you.

Imani: Appreciate it. God, nate! Oh, my god, you were on fire in there. You brought so much energy to the room.

Nate: It felt good.

Imani: [ Sighs ]

Nate: For the first time in a while.

Imani: Wow. But like I said, there’s something else going on with you, maybe something you didn’t mention?

Nate: [ Chuckles ] I’m taking your advice. I’m going to make a big move while devon’s gone.

Imani: Huh. Can I know the details?

Nate: Let’s just say I plan to generate the kind of success even devon can’t dump all over.

Lily: Nate seemed really enthusiastic, right?

Billy: Yeah. Yeah, he did. He seemed engaged and excited.

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: No negativity.

Lily: I know. I thought things had gotten so strained between him and devon that he was gonna quit, but i think he turned a corner.

Billy: Things are moving in the right direction.

Lily: Yeah, they really are.

Billy: I do want to talk to you about something. Or someone. It’s about chelsea. (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining

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Tessa: [ Sighs ] I can feel everyone’s eyes on us.

Mariah: Ignore them.

Tessa: I’m sorry that I’m slowing everything down. Am I just, like, totally blowing this?

Mariah: No, you are not, so don’t even let that thought creep into your head, okay? I have every confidence in you. I’m not concerned at all.

Tessa: Uh, are you seeing what’s going on right now?

Mariah: Yes. But I know you better than anyone else. Do you remember when you were shooting your music video, how miserable you were, how nervous you were?

Tessa: Actually, I don’t really remember that day. It was such a blur. But I — I do remember that you came up with something really wonderful at the end of the day.

Mariah: No. You did. And that’s exactly how today’s gonna go. You just need to get into the right headspace. Tessa, you are a literal rock star, okay? You have music flowing through every fiber of your being. And when you were doing the music video shoot, all you had to do was forget about yourself and just feel your music. That’s when the magic happened.

Tessa: I hear you.

Mariah: Yeah?

Tessa: Yeah. I’d kiss you right now, but i don’t want to ruin my makeup.

Mariah: [ Laughs ]

Tessa: Because I got a photo spread to do.

Mariah: Alright, everybody! We are ready to go!

Tessa: [ Exhales heavily ]

Summer: There she is!

[ Camera shutter clicking ] You know, you really saved the day.

Mariah: I wasn’t worried. I know my wife. And now the rest of the world is gonna see, yet again, how truly special she is.

[ Clicking continues ]

Billy: Oh, chelsea was just pulling her life back together after her break-up with adam. And they have a kid together, so you know — that’s hard to avoid. And then she’s got to go and watch adam chase after sally? She has this relationship with rey. He’s kind with her, he’s caring towards her, and then he gets ripped out of her life, and then her relationship with chloe falls apart. That’s a lot of blows to take back to back.

Lily: Yeah, it is. And then you walked away from the podcast.

Billy: Yeah. Which is still the right decision, but I know for chelsea that was more than just a job for her. And then I shut her down when she asked to spend more time with johnny, too.

Lily: Well, I mean, that’s understandable. She kind of sprung it on you out of the blue.

Billy: Yeah. No. I mean, there is that. And having that conversation at the time just seemed out of the question. But now that I think about it, I can see chelsea’s point. My priority is johnny, making sure that he’s okay, but I know that he’s gonna want to know who his biological mother is. When that is, I don’t know. I guess the best thing I can do is allow them to spend some time together, you know, even if it’s the context of johnny and connor hanging out. What do you think?

Lily: Well, I mean, I think it’s a really lovely gesture. And as someone who has also had to deal with my own complicated family dynamic later in life, i know what johnny is gonna have to go through. So I think that it’s right to start dealing with it now, even if it’s just baby steps, because that way, when you do finally tell johnny about chelsea, he’ll know that she cared.

Billy: And it will bring her some joy. I have to say, when I see chelsea now, it’s like some of the light has gone out of her eyes.

Chelsea: I’m sorry to get your hopes up, mom, but connor and I aren’t coming to stay. Adam won’t allow it. No, no, I’m not going back to the podcast. I’ve already told billy. I can’T. My decision is final. I don’t know what I’m gonna do next. Mom, I got to go, okay? I’ll talk to you soon. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine.

Elena: Imani. You’re back. How’s your mom doing?

Imani: Still no change.

Elena: I’m sorry to hear that. I know how hard that can be. I will keep her in my prayers.

Imani: Thank you.

Elena: Well, I should get going.

Imani: Elena? I’m actually just coming from a meeting with nate.

Elena: Oh?

Imani: Yeah. Oh, my god. He is so good. He’s excited about his job in a way that I have never seen before.

Elena: Oh, that’s great to hear.

Imani: Really? Wow. I wasn’t sure how you’d react because nate told me that you wanted him to quit. Ohh. [ Laughs ] Are you upset that he shared that with me?

Elena: Is that why you told me? Because you were hoping I would be upset?

Imani: I don’t know what you mean.

Elena: I think you do.

Imani: [ Scoffs ]

Elena: And it makes me wonder what else you’re hoping for when it comes to nate.

Imani: You are so overreacting.

Elena: I don’t think I am. I see you, imani. I see exactly what you’re doing, and I would encourage you to stop.

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Lauren: Well, what started as a rocky photo shoot ended up as an unqualified success.

Summer: Thanks in part to the way that kyle dealt with adam.

Kyle: Well, and the way mariah calmed down tessa.

Lauren: Oh, yeah. Mariah certainly knows how to reach her wife.

Kyle: Mm.

Summer: They have that connection that married people have.

Lauren: Aww. Now, I’ve been married a lot longer than the two of you, and I still have that connection. So, call me in a decade, okay?

Summer: You and michael are marriage goals.

Kyle: Ooh, respect.

Lauren: Ah, yes! [ Laughs ]

Summer: All in all, today was so worth it. I mean, the pictures exude light and joy and love, and that’s exactly what we were going for.

Kyle: Hey, if the creative director is happy, I am happy.

Lauren: And I just thought tessa looked exquisite in all the clothes. And I could not be more thrilled that fenmore’s is the exclusive american retailer for the line.

Kyle: Mm.

Lauren: [ Sighs ] I just — I’m so impressed with the two of you, the way you’ve made over marchetti. I mean, the fashion house just seems fresh. And the designer that took over for chelsea — oh! Spectacular!

Summer: Oh, we are so happy with him.

Kyle: His designs are amazing.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Adam: Diane.

Diane: Adam.

Adam: How’d the rest of the shoot go after I left?

Diane: Much better.

Adam: Should I take that personally?

Diane: No. There were a number of factors at work, but I think it ended up coming together quite nicely.

Adam: Good.

Diane: Yeah, I can imagine everyone is sharing a collective sigh of relief.

Adam: Mm. Well, it looked like the P.R. Side of things was under control.

Diane: Thank you. Things went smoothly.

Adam: Mm.

Diane: It was kind of a full-circle moment for me because years ago, before you came to town, I, um — I modeled for jabot.

Adam: Well, maybe we can bring back some of those classic campaigns, you know? Would you like to see your face on a billboard again?

Diane: Oh, god, no. I have already been foisted into the public eye against my will.

Adam: Yeah, I saw that article. I, uh, know firsthand what it’s like to have all your past deeds exposed. Um…it sucks.

Diane: Well, that’s an understatement, but thanks for the understanding.

Adam: Yeah.

Diane: It’ll be nice to have an ally in the building.

Adam: That goes both ways.

Diane: Yeah.

Adam: So, what were you doing in the office? Were you filling in jack on today?

Diane: Oh, no. I was dropping off a list of the bloggers that covered the shoot, along with some potential fashion sites we can send the photos to. Oh, I believe I have a copy for you right here.

Adam: Oh, well, thank you for acknowledging I have an actual job here.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Yeah. I — I didn’t hear what kyle said to you earlier, but I didn’t need to. I’m — I’m sorry. That must have been disappointing.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, to put it mildly.

Diane: Okay. Uh, insulting? Infuriating?

Adam: Eh, you’re getting a little warmer.

Diane: I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of that sort of thing.

Adam: Yeah, it almost felt like I was talking to victoria. You know, I left newman media and my family to get away from judgment and condescension. It seems like I might have just, uh, swapped it out for a different variety.

Diane: I hear you. The only reason phyllis sold her hotel and came to work for marchetti was so that she could spearhead some secret, backstabbing plot against me.

Phyllis: Who the hell convinced talia’s editor to kill all future stories on diane?

Nikki: I don’t know. I mean, could she have done it herself?

Phyllis: Diane doesn’t have that kind of clout.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] Maybe jack used his influence.

Phyllis: Mnh-mnh, mnh-mnh. I refuse to believe that jack is that far gone. I refuse to believe it. Besides, he seemed genuinely concerned that there were more articles to come. Nikki, I cannot believe that this phase in our plan has been stopped in its tracks.

Nikki: Okay, well, it’s not our only phase. You’re supposed to be working your angle inside marchetti.

Phyllis: I am.

Nikki: Okay. Good. In the meantime, I have decided another approach for our problem.

Phyllis: Okay, you want to be more specific?

Nikki: Next week, I am going to los angeles… to see deacon sharpe. Hi, my name’s steve.

Tessa: Hi.

Mariah: Hey.

Tessa: I had you all pretty worried there for a sec, huh?

Mariah: Not me. Not for a second.

Tessa: Poor lauren.

Mariah: [ Laughs ] She was thrilled, by the way, with everything, the way that it turned out — and summer and kyle. You were, like, the glam model of their fantasies.

Tessa: Mm. How about you?

Mariah: Oh, the fantasies that I have… you at home, your bunny slippers, that dirty hoodie that you wear to work out.

Tessa: I wash it sometimes.

[ Both laugh ]

Mariah: I love you in it. And out of it. High fashion or no fashion at all.

Tessa: How lucky are we?

Mariah: The luckiest.

Elena: I see what’s going on here. And yet I continue to give you the benefit of the doubt. I have put up with your flirting and your little digs. But this? This could actually hurt nate’s relationship with devon, not to mention cause him to lose his job and his connection with his entire family.

Imani: Look, I am just trying to encourage nate to follow his potential.

Elena: By going behind devon’s back and doing exactly what he asked him not to?

Imani: [ Sighs ] So he’s going forth with the music festival.

[ Chuckles ] Fantastic.

Elena: It’s a mistake.

Imani: Why?

[ Chuckles ] ‘Cause you want him to go running back to medicine? Something that clearly makes him unhappy?

Elena: [ Scoffs ]

Imani: Well, obviously I have more faith in nate as a businessman than you do.

Nate: Wanted to let you know we’re moving forward with the music festival. Yes, I understand it would be costly to cancel, but I am focused on the upside, which will be tremendous. I’m getting the performance contracts started, and I found land to lease. Let’s make this happen.

Chelsea: Johnny, I am sorry connor didn’t even say hi. He jumped in that pool before I’d even turned around.

Johnny: Can I go swimming, too?

Billy: Yes, you can, but can you please say hello first?

Johnny: Hi.

Chelsea: Hi. Your dad tells me you’re a great swimmer.

Johnny: Yeah, I’m pretty good, I guess.

Chelsea: Oh, do you have on enough sunscreen?

Johnny: Yeah. I put on a ton.

Billy: Uh, okay, why don’t you go say hi to connor? You don’t have to listen to our boring conversation. Let me see your best cannonball.

Johnny: Cool. Thanks.

Billy: Alright.

Johnny: Connor!

Chelsea: Oh, be careful! Wow.

Billy: Ahh.

Chelsea: Eee. Well…

Billy: That was close.

Chelsea: It was really close. Thank you for this. It’s really special seeing them together. Sometimes I think having connor was the only good thing I’ve ever done. Well, that and making sure johnny has a wonderful family. That’s something, too.

Billy: Well, I hope you’re feeling better than you were the last time we talked.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] This helps a lot. And as far as the other stuff goes, I’m just taking it one day at a time.

Billy: [ Chuckles ]

Diane: The difference between you and me is that you have no specific enemies at jabot.

Adam: Oh, I wouldn’t be so sure about that. Kyle wasn’t warm and fuzzy. And, um, you know, ashley — she will always hate me. And I’m sure that billy makes his displeasures known any chance he gets.

Diane: True, but none of them are actively trying to undermine you, which means that you have a shot of winning people over. I’ve — I’ve made a little progress in that area because there are a few who are willing to give me a chance to prove that I’m sincere.

[ Scoffs ] But phyllis will never change the way she thinks about me because, with phyllis, you’re an enemy for life.

Phyllis: Oh, my god. What? Deacon sharpe? Oh, my god.

Nikki: Alright, alright, will you please stop? I don’t need to hear about your history with him. Unless it could be useful?

Phyllis: Uh…it’s not memorable. I’ll just say that. Um… but I don’t understand. If talia can’t write any more stories about diane, why do you have to meet with deacon sharpe?

Nikki: She thinks she might be able to change her editor’s mind if deacon has something juicy to add. I mean, I don’t know. He could have so much dirt on her that she could write a whole book about diane.

Phyllis: Oh, my god, that would be amazing. Nikki, I — I have to ask you. Are you up for this? I mean, deacon is the one who helped diane fake her own death and that you were up on murder charges. Can you handle this?

Nikki: I can definitely handle it. And it’s long overdue.

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