Y&R Transcript Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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Sally: Well, how about that? I’ll tell you what. Let’s make a deal. I won’t stop fighting for what i want…if you won’T.

Victoria: Well, that would be my final offer. Take it or leave it.

Lily: I mean, come on. $3 million isn’t even in the ballpark.

Victoria: Well, I understand that’s your argument, but that doesn’t mean I have to accept it.

Lily: You’ll have to come up by about 50% in order for me to even consider it.

Victoria: Well, actually, uh, you need us more than we need you, so that’s why I’m holding firm. Alright, then. We have a deal. Congratulations on being in business with newman enterprises.

Lily: You know what? Why don’t you get back to me when you’re more serious? Okay. That’s better. Put together a proposal and send it over. Sounds like you had a very lucrative call.

Victoria: Yes, it was. And yours?

Lily: Yeah, went really well. Amazing how much business gets done out of the office and after hours.

Victoria: Oh, I know. Well, sometimes this all makes me feel very freeing, but then sometimes it feels like the phone is glued to my ear.

Lily: The life of a ceo has its downsides, but in the end, I do love it.

Victoria: Yeah. Me too.

[ Chuckles ]

Lily: [ Clears throat ] Um, in non-work-related news, i think billy will reach out to you about the kids visiting this weekend.

Victoria: Oh. Perfect.

Lily: Okay. Great. Um, I’ll see you later.

Victoria: Uh, lily, before you go, there’s — there’s something that I — I wanted to say to you, um, mogul to mogul.

Devon: Hey.

Nate: Hey.

Devon: Hang on a second. Are we just not talking? Is that what’s happening? I’m here and you’re here. We can have a face-to-face if you’d like.

Nate: I’m calling it a day. Let’s do this tomorrow.

Devon: I’d really rather not prolong this.

Nate: Fine. If you want to do this now, we can do it now.

Devon: Good.

Jack: This is not like you.

Victor: What’s not?

Jack: Giving up. I don’t believe for one second that you’re willing to walk away from adam. He is your son. This is when you call me out for claiming to know how you feel about your son, when you tell me I couldn’t possibly understand the situation the way you do.

Victor: You can’t understand, not this time, man. You know, fathers and sons often have difficult relationships. I was very, very proud to call adam my son. But he’s also caused me a lot of heartache. But I must say that I have had nothing but good intentions where he is concerned. Of course, that applies to my other children, as well. Anyway…

[ Inhales deeply ] Not easy being a father sometimes, is it?

Jack: Well, we certainly try.

Victor: Yeah. And by the way, my apologies, okay? I’ve been remiss in conveying my condolences in regard to keemo. This is the sound of better breathing.

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Lily: If you’re about to offer me some helpful advice, thank you, but it’s not very necessary. Chancellor-winters is doing really great, actually. We’re on a roll.

Victoria: I know that. I’m actually well aware. I do keep track of local business news, especially when someone makes a move as big as buying the grand phoenix.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Thank you. We are very excited about that acquisition.

Victoria: And you should be. That’s what I wanted to say. Congratulations.

Lily: Wow. Thank you.

Victoria: You’re welcome. Look, I’m really sorry that things got unnecessarily tense between us for a while. I was dealing with ashland, and, honestly, I feel like the stress of that just — just kind of affected every part of my life. But I’ve put that behind me now, and I feel like I’m starting a new chapter and getting a fresh start. And I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you as a peer. I mean, you and I — we’re part of a very exclusive club, female ceos [Chuckles] Which thankfully is growing. And I just think that we need to recognize and value each other whenever and wherever we can.

Lily: Thank you for saying that. And I am very honored to be a part of the club. Maybe we should have, like, a secret handshake.

Victoria: Yes, we should definitely come up with one of those.

Lily: And I think congratulations are in order for you, too. I’ve heard of newman’s very impressive acquisitions.

Victoria: Oh. Well, I didn’t realize that the word was out about those. I guess I’m not the only one with my ear to the ground.

Lily: No.

Victoria: Thank you very much for your kind words. And, um, yes, I guess our company is on a roll right now, too. And of course I would like to take all of the credit for it, but we don’t do it alone, do we? It’s important — very, very important — to have a team that you can rely on.

Nate: I’m sure you want to kick this off by giving me some sort of lecture? Put me in my place?

Devon: No, that’s the last thing I want to do. But here’s another example of you jumping to conclusions about me.

Nate: So, how do you want to do this?

Devon: I want you to say what’s on your mind and get everything off your chest that you’ve been hanging onto because the back-and-forth we’ve been having has to stop.

Nate: That is the first thing we’ve agreed on in a while. Frankly, it’s been rather strange having to keep things so artificially professional. It would be refreshing just to speak bluntly with my cousin, with nobody else around and no one to prove anything to.

Devon: I’m — I’m all for that. So, here’s your opportunity. Go for it.

Nate: I’d like for you to finally admit what your big problem is.

Devon: What makes you think that I’m the one with the problem?

Nate: Ever since I took this job, you’ve rejected every single idea I’ve ever had. Doesn’t matter what it is or what the merits might be. Before the thought is fully out of my mouth, you’re telling me why it can’t work. And that’s been from day one, starting with the launch party, which was actually a huge success.

Devon: Well, you do know that you still haven’t lived up to those 50 podcasts that you promised that, right?

Nate: I would have reached that goal if you would have approved more of the series i submitted.

Devon: They weren’t all ready to be approved.

Nate: Uh-huh. And you never gave me a specific reason why. So now, in your head, my entire worth and the company’s reputation is riding on producing that number.

Devon: Well, I’m not really sure how you’re jumping to that exaggeration because no one’s basing your worth off of one thing that you did. And I’m not gonna apologize for wanting our company to live up to its word, and it’s a word that you put out into the world.

Nate: You’re never gonna apologize for anything.

Devon: That’s just it, nate. I’m not really clear on what you think that I need to apologize for. Because you bring me your ideas. I don’t tell you to not speak. I listen, and then I make decisions about what you tell me. That’s how business works.

Nate: But business does involve keeping an open mind and seeing the potential in things. Take my music festival idea. I’ve bent over backwards to answer all of your concerns, and you still found a way to shoot it down. And I want to know why. What’s really going on here, huh? Is giving me a hard “no” some kind of thrill for you? Or is the real reason you want a yes man in my position, someone with zero ideas of their own?

Devon: No. I’ll tell you exactly what i want, nate. I want someone who’s willing to learn and who believes that i know what I’m talking about and doesn’t run around here with a “screw what my boss says” attitude.

Nate: [ Scoffs ] So, that’s how you see me.

Devon: That’s what you’ve displayed to us from day one. Before the launch, you, me, lily, and billy — we all discussed exactly how much and how little we were gonna share. And you took that, and you threw it out the window and said, “you know what? I’m gonna do whatever I want to do.” I’m not the only one who sees it. Do you think jill was oblivious to the way you just stormed out of that video meeting? I mean, what a first impression to make on the co-owner of the company.

[ Doorknob rattles ]

Adam: Sally? I saw your car was still in the garage. Are you in there?

[ Doorknob rattles ]

[ Exhales sharply ] I was on an antidepressant,

Jack: Thank you for your condolences.

Victor: Well, the loss of a child is something no parent should have to suffer. I’m sorry you had to go through that.

Jack: It was indeed a heartache.

Victor: Yeah. You know, I recall now a conversation you and I had last time, one of the few times you and I had a drink together, and you were talking about regretting certain mistakes you may have made in regard to raising your children. You were talking about keemo then, weren’t you?

Jack: I was. And the words you shared with me that day really hit home. Despite our years of animosity and conflict, they meant a lot to me. Thank you.

Victor: I appreciate that. I’ve realized over the years that nothing is more important than family.

Jack: It is the one thing you and I have always agreed on. I believe that with everything in me. It is why I do not understand your stance where adam’s concerned.

Victor: I’d rather not talk about that.

Jack: Okay.

Victor: However, talking about family, I ran into your granddaughter, allie. What a beautiful young lady.

Jack: Yes, she is.

Victor: My goodness.

Jack: In the short time i have known her, she has brought nothing but joy to my life.

Victor: And you know that my grandson noah is quite smitten with her.

Jack: Yeah, we may have another abbott-newman couple on our hands.

Victor: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I guess I can’t control everything.

Jack: Much as you may try.

Victor: Mm.

Jack: Look, we figured it out with summer and kyle. Who knows? Maybe if our grandchildren and children are pairing up, we’ll have another generation of abbott-newmans walking around again.

Victor: We haven’t gotten there yet, okay?

Jack: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: So don’t put the cart before the horse, alright?

Adam: Has hell frozen over?

Jack: That may be. I am having what could actually be called a pleasant conversation with your father.

Adam: I’m guessing it’s not about my new position at jabot. My dad would never be in good spirits about that.

Jack: In fact, we did talk about you. Among other things. The meaning of family. The gift a son can be to his father.

[ Both exhale heavily ]

Nick: I’m hungry. You want to get something to eat?

Sally: Sure.

Nate: What exactly did you tell jill? Because I am sure you gave her an earful.

Devon: Oh, yeah? You’re so sure that I did? I had every right to say something, didn’t I?

Nate: Did you tell her why i was frustrated? Or did you say I was a problem, not a team player, even though you’re the one who never lets me off the bench?

Devon: Your name never came out of my mouth, nate. I didn’t bring you up. I had nothing good to say, so i didn’t say anything at all. Lily tried to play off what you did, but I’m sure jill was sitting there thinking the same thing I’m thinking, and that’s, what are you getting out of all this? ‘Cause I don’t think it’s to help the company.

Nate: That’s funny — because from where I was sitting right here, it seemed like jill was really into my ideas.

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: And at the very least, she appreciated the healthy debate, unlike some people.

Devon: Tell me what’s healthy, though, about your singular focus on only your ideas and how you want to do things. It doesn’t work like that. You’re like a damn surgeon with a god complex, where you think you’re above everyone else and you don’t have to listen, okay? It’s not gonna fly here.

Nate: You’re really throwing my surgery career in my face right now? Is that how you doing it, huh? What? You want to hit me? Is that what you want? Because, fair warning, I won’t hold back this time.

Devon: So, this is obviously what this is all really about. You can’t take a punch, right?

Nate: A sucker punch, a sucker punch. Let’s run that back.

Devon: Run it — we’re in an office.

Nate: Let’s run that back.

Devon: What are you talking about?!

Nate: No. What do you me–

Billy: That is enough.


Adam: My dad was waxing on about what a gift I am to him? I find that one hard to believe. I know he is deeply disappointed in me.

Jack: I would never presume to speak for victor newman, but he did say a number of kind things about you. I was just sharing with him that I thought your move to jabot was the right change at the right time.

Adam: Yeah, well, I already know how he feels about it.

Victor: It’s a huge mistake, son, that both of you will regret.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I see. You were gonna tell jack how much he’s going to regret hiring me. Now, that I will believe.

Victor: As a matter of fact, what I told jack is that you and I are done. Last time we talked, you thought it was the best idea for you to move on, since I have no control over your life, over your actions, since I cannot convince you that the best place for you is your family and to be part of my company. So, you move on, son.

Jack: There is no reason to deal in ultimatums here.

Victor: You will regret this step. I promise you. But good luck to you. Thank you for the tequila. I hope this didn’t break your bank.

Lily: It’s definitely important to build a solid team, which I think we’ve actually done at chancellor-winters.

Victoria: Well, I don’t mean to overstep. I just remember what it was like working side by side with billy. I mean, most of the time it was good, but I didn’t have him simultaneously podcasting his opinion to the masses. I mean, that must be challenging.

Lily: Actually, he, uh — he stepped away from the podcast. He’s focusing solely on his coo job.

Victoria: Oh. I thought he was thoroughly enjoying spouting off in a public forum.

Lily: [ Laughs ] No, he was. He was. But he did some soul-searching and realized that, you know, i think it was just taking up too much of his time. So he’s back on the path, ready to shine.

Victoria: Well, I always wish him the best. You know, I never questioned my decision to work with my brother and my mom, but I understand what it’s like being close to the people who are also your colleagues. It has its own complications.

Lily: Yeah. I’m really sorry for what you went through with ashland. I can’t even imagine how difficult that must have been.

Victoria: It was a lot. But I was happy to have my family around me helping me through that, both personally and professionally.

Lily: Yeah. I’m sure. No, I-I also am very happy to have my family around me, too, because, like newman, you know, we’re also a family company. So, we have issues, obviously, but we keep it professional. So it’s all good.

Billy: What the hell is going on?

Devon: Oh, well, he’s wanting to get into it and have a fight in the office. You know, real professional stuff.

Nate: I have had it with you acting like you’re taking the high road, like you’re some level-headed executive forced to deal with the newbie. Well, I may be relatively new to this, but that doesn’t mean i have no worth. You don’t get to play hero when all you’ve done is hand me a meaningless title with zero power to do anything.

Devon: Nate, for whatever reason, man, you just can’t get it through your head that you’re not a one-man band and that you have collaborators to work with and bosses.

Nate: And you get off on being a boss. You think I have an ego? Yours is out of control.

Billy: Okay, I don’t think any of this is helping, alright? And I know that it’s late, but I’m not the only one left here, and if I can hear you in my hall, that means the whole floor can hear you guys.

Nate: Let them hear. After tonight, it won’t be a problem. No more fighting, no more yelling. I’m done with you, and I am done with this place. I quit.

Adam: Well, so much for no ultimatums. That sounded pretty final. Then again, everything victor says sounds that way, huh?

Jack: I’m sorry, adam.

Adam: I’m not. I’m actually the one who suggested we should part ways. I just… I hope it sticks this time. But he probably won’t be able to restrain himself for long.

Jack: I have never claimed to understand or be able to read the mind of victor newman. But I can tell you this — that man is in pain over this latest break with you.

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Jack: And I continue to sense, despite the bravado, you’re in pain, too.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Can I get a scotch? Can you make it a double? I’m jonathan lawson

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Billy: Hold on a second. I don’t think you meant what you just said.

Nate: I most certainly did. I quit.

Billy: Okay, well, I think you need to take a breath and not make a hasty decision.

Nate: I assure you, I am not. I’ve considered this for a while now.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Look, you guys, whatever’s going on between you, clearly it spiraled into something else, alright? But let’s not blow it out of proportion right now. You guys are adults. You should be able to talk about this.

Devon: Billy, talking things out doesn’t really work when no one’s listening, so…

Nate: Exactly.

Lily: Hey. What’s going on?

Devon: Hey.

Lily: Hey.

Devon: Nate just quit.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] That is a polite way of saying I couldn’t take any more of devon’s B.S.

Billy: Alright.

Lily: Wha–

Billy: Well, I’ve tried to mediate, but this is above my pay grade. So, uh, this is about family at this point.

Lily: Yeah. Um… yeah. Thank you. I’ll see you at home.

Billy: I really, honestly hope that you all can keep the peace.

Lily: [ Sighs ] My god, I am really getting tired of this.

Nate: So am I. That’s why I’m leaving.

Lily: No, you’re not. ‘Cause you might be his coo, but I do not accept your resignation. No, the three of us — we’re gonna stay here until we work this out.

Devon: Okay, well, I hope you’re prepared to be here all damn night, so…

Lily: Yeah, I am prepared ’cause I am willing to do whatever it takes. You guys, come on. I get your frustrations, okay? I can even see both sides of your argument. At the end of the day, all you want is what’s best for chancellor-winters. You’re just going about it in different ways. But come on. We’re family. Right? We have issues, we work them out, and we become stronger on the other side. That’s what we do. And who taught us that? My dad. And if he were here, he would not stand for this. So, we’re gonna stay here until we work it out and we find common ground.

Nate: Lily, thank you for everything you’ve done. I really appreciate it. And I believe in family just as much as neil did. But this particular situation feels untenable. I cannot see a way to make it work.

Devon: It’s not that difficult. I’m only asking for respect.

Nate: Me too. And I’m clearly not gonna get it.

Devon: Okay, well, uh… I don’t know what to do. I’m tired of trying to satisfy this guy. So I think that we’ve probably reached the end of the road.

Victor: [ Sighs heavily ]

Adam: Hey.

Nick: Hey.

Sally: Hi there.

Adam: You guys working late? You, uh, want join me for a drink?

Sally: We would, but we still have to go over a few things.

Nick: Yeah, it’s a work dinner, killing two birds with one stone.

Adam: I, uh — I actually came by to see you earlier, but you weren’t in your office.

Sally: I was upstairs in nick’s office.

Nick: Yeah. Meeting. Marketing issue.

Adam: You know, I just realized I haven’t eaten. Do you mind if I join you two? I still practice for what’s next.

Billy: [ Sighs heavily ]

Victoria: Well, it looks like you’ve had a trying day.

Billy: Is it that obvious?

Victoria: I can usually tell your moods. I mean, you have it written all over your face.

Billy: Mm. Can I sit?

Victoria: Go ahead.

Billy: [ Sighs, groans ]

Victoria: So, what’s wrong?

Billy: What isn’t?

Victoria: Oh. More than a bad day.

Billy: Well, you know when it feels like there’s an endless line of problems and issues and they all have to be dealt with at one time?

Victoria: You mean life?

Billy: Yeah. But can’t it just relax every once in a while in the minute? Like, I mean, can’t it just go smoothly every once in a while?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Sounds like, now that he’s left his recording booth, the grinning soul needs a new outlet to spew his truth.

Lily: I refuse to give up on what we’re building here, and i am not gonna let you quit.

Devon: Lily, I really think it’s for the best.

Nate: [ Scoffs ] You heard him.

Lily: Oh, my god. Do you guys have any idea that we are on the cusp of something huge here? Do you know the vote of confidence that jill had to have to want to take the company public? I mean, come on. We can do amazing things, and i want to see what we can accomplish. So let’s go on this journey together.

Devon: Wait a second. You’re seriously considering jill’s proposal?

Lily: Yes. Of course I am. I’d be crazy not to. I mean, think of the doors this could open for the company. And all we have to do to move forward is present a united front. And that includes nate.

Nate: Lily, I am moved by your faith in me. But it’s clear that absolutely nothing’s gonna change on devon’s end. So, as much as I want to stay a part of chancellor-winters, you’re trying to convince the wrong person, and that tells me everything I need to know. I’m done. Goodbye.

Sally: Mmm. I didn’t realize how hungry i was. These appetizers were great.

Adam: Mm. You guys want to order some more? Seems like you’ve built up quite the appetite. Although I do remember a lot of nights at newman media when you forgot to eat ’cause we were so…engrossed in work.

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Mm-hmm. Yeah, sometimes I’m just so focused on things that everything else can fall by the wayside. Like tonight. It was like work, work, work.

Adam: Being a real taskmaster, huh?

Nick: I’d say she’s self-motivated.

Adam: Mm.

[ Glass thuds ] I would agree.

Sally: Everything is a give-and-take. Anyway, um, things at newman are going really well. We have a lot of forward momentum.

Nick: Yeah.

Adam: Well, I’m sure you’re continuing to do amazing work there. Although I did have a few questions about the romantic-advice video channel and online column that you green-lit, but it’s a big hit.

Nick: Yeah, it’s doing huge numbers.

Adam: You know what people want, sally. You have a knack for it.

Nick: You know what? Why don’t we take a break from the business talk?

Sally: Sure. Yeah. Let’s cleanse and refresh our minds talking about something else.

Adam: Okay. New topic.

Nick: The weather? Sports!

Sally: [ Chuckles ] You sound like a newscast. Oh, by the way, that actually reminds me — I want to pitch a new platform to you whenever we get back to…work.

[ Chuckles ] Damn it.

Victor: [ Grunting ]

[ Grunting continues ]

[ Grunting continues ]

[ Grunting continues ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Breathing deeply ]

Nate: Tequila soda, please.

[ Sighs ] Voicemail. Elena, it’s me. I need to talk. Um, meet me at society as soon as you can.

[ Footsteps approaching ] (Rose h) smoking caused my lung cancer.

Billy: You know I’m not doing the podcast anymore, right?

Victoria: Yes, I did hear that. And I’m surmising from your mood that your career move is not exactly the answer you were looking for.

Billy: [ Sighs ] There’s some internal conflict at chancellor-winters at the moment, and it’s reaching an excessive level. And I’m not a fan.

Victoria: Well, you do realize that a certain amount of drama will forever be a part of the business world.

Billy: I do realize that, yes, but it needs to be manageable.

[ Sighs ] And right now it’s affecting everything and it’s got the potential to sink the ship and i don’t want to see that happen. Right now, it’s more than a distraction. It’s a disruption. And I don’t know what to do about it. We’ve got two immovable forces going head to head, and something’s got to give.

Lily: I really hope that nate just cools off and changes his mind and comes back.

Devon: Oh, I wouldn’t hold your breath. It’s been building to this, and I’m sure he’s had plenty of time to give it thought.

Lily: God. I was trying to do everything i could to convince him to stay.

Devon: Yeah. I noticed. I was surprised that you used the public offering card.

Lily: Well, yeah, I was willing to say anything to win him over.

Devon: So then you’re not seriously considering jill’s proposal?

Lily: No, I’m completely serious.

Devon: Okay. I was under the impression that when you said that you needed to take time to talk about it with me, that was your polite way of saying no.

Lily: No. Look, I mean, I had my doubts initially, but after looking at the numbers and doing the research, my new mission now is to convince you that this is the right thing to do.

Imani: Hey. Are you okay? You look furious.

Nate: I am, and I’m not gonna try and hide.

Imani: I don’t want you to, nate. You can always be yourself with me. Now, calm down and tell me what happened.

Nate: Listen, I, um — I know you want me to stick around chancellor-winters. I heard everything you said, and I believed a lot of it, that i should keep fighting, make a bold move.

Imani: I believe the word i used was “ruthless.”

Nate: Yeah, but, um, ultimately, I just cannot keep banging my head against the wall. And my argument earlier with devon just pushed me over the edge.

Imani: So, what did you do?

Nate: I walked away from chancellor-winters.

[ Both sigh ]

Nick: That was an interesting dinner.

Sally: Yeah. Wasn’t as big a disaster as it could have been.

Nick: That’s true.

Sally: Good night.

Nick: Good night, sally.

[ Lock whirs, disengages ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

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