Young & The Restless Transcript
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Diane: Well, this is a nice surprise, you and summer arranging for us to all meet up.
Kyle: We felt like we should all sit down together.
Diane: Oh, absolutely. I think it’s a great idea.
Summer: Mom, are you on board?
Phyllis: Oh. I mean — well, I thought it was gonna be a private lunch, just the two of us, but, gosh, the four of us? That’s a kick. Sure.
[ Door closes ]
Nikki: Thank you for coming to meet me, talia.
Talia: It’s good to see you again, nikki, but I am surprised you’re in L.A.
Nikki: I have some important business to take care of.
Talia: For newman enterprises?
Nikki: No. Um… actually, I am here on behalf of the people of genoa city who deserve to be rid of diane jenkins. I’m also going to be talking with deacon sharpe, who helped her fake her own death. I’m hoping to get enough dirt out of him to drive her from town for good.
Talia: I did some research on him for my article. His past is almost as colorful as hers.
Nikki: Yeah, it is. But he’s sure to know what diane was up to when she was living in L.A. Under that assumed identity.
Talia: Well, please tell me what you learn because I can use that information to expand the scope of my story about diane.
Nikki: Oh, I’m so happy to hear you say that. I mean, maybe if what I find is compelling enough, your editor would let you finish writing the series. Frankly, I was rather suspicious of how that was killed so abruptly after the first installment.
Talia: Well, so was I, and that is why I’m committed to turning this into a book if the magazine refuses to publish any more about diane.
Nikki: Oh, my god, that would be amazing. I mean, as long as the world gets to hear the whole sordid story.
Talia: And I get the feeling that deacon sharpe could take this in a whole new direction.
Nikki: Yeah, he could. That’s why I have to catch him completely off guard. I’m gonna confront him about everything he did with diane and how it almost ruined my life. He has no idea what’s coming.
Talia: I sense there’s more to it for you.
Nikki: What do you mean?
Talia: You’re talking tough, but you seem a little nervous. So, what exactly do you think is gonna happen today?
Nate: Imani. How’s it going? Oh. You look upset.
Imani: [ Sighs ] Is it that obvious?
Nate: What’s got you so stressed? Is it your mom?
Imani: No. Now it’s my dad. He’s been such a rock for me and mom, even amanda, but here we are, always leaning on his strength.
Nate: Okay. Did something happen?
Imani: I guess all the pressure and stress from mom was just too much. He collapsed and had to be hospitalized.
Nate: Oh. I-I’m sorry to hear that.
Imani: So here I am, terrified about mom, and now this? I’m so worried about him. I’ve got this knot in my stomach that will not go away.
Nate: I know it’s a lot, but hopefully your father’s condition isn’t too serious. Would you like for me to call his doctor, see what I can find out?
Imani: Nate, I can’t keep dragging you into my personal business. You have been so helpful, but there’s only so much —
Nate: Okay, and you’ve done more for me than you realize. At least let me return the favor.
Nick: Okay, that takes care of all the questions legal had about our new acquisition contracts.
Victoria: Okay. Well, it all looks good. But now I would like to get to the biggest item on the agenda.
[ Door closes ]
Nick: Alright. What do you got?
Victoria: I have come into possession of some huge information, something that could be quite lucrative for us, but for the time being, it can’t leave this room.
Nick: Well, you have my full attention now.
Victoria: I have learned from a reliable source that devon and lily are taking chancellor-winters public.
Nick: Seriously? That’s a huge step, given how recently they merged.
Victoria: I want newman to use this inside information to grab as much initial stock offering as possible. The goal is to secure a majority of control and several seats on the board. Are you really that wowed, or are you calculating the potential of how huge newman’s reach might be with a move like this?
Nick: Honestly, my first thought isn’t about newman at all. I want you to be honest with me, and I want to know where you got this information. Did it come from a disgruntled chancellor-winters employee? Did nate bring this to you?
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Nick: I know nate’s been having a hard time working at chancellor-winters. He’s struggling with the complications of working with his family. I’m sure he and devon have butted heads.
Victoria: The situation has become untenable for him.
Nick: But why make a move like this? It seems so unlike him.
Victoria: I don’t know. I was quite surprised when he came to me with the idea. But he has his reasons.
Nick: But it makes you wonder what happened to make him go so far as to leak insider information about his own company. It seems extremely vindictive.
Victoria: Nate’s an executive now. He’s looking at this as a businessman. He sees that it’s a smart move all around.
Nick: Obviously, he doesn’t think lily and devon would agree or he wouldn’t have gone behind their backs. So, if he’s looking at it as a businessman, my question is why? What’s in it for him?
Nikki: I-I don’t have any specific expectations for what will happen when I talk to deacon. I mean, I have a general sense of caution where he’s concerned. I mean, he has no conscience. He’s manipulative. He’s very self-serving.
Talia: Well, then it’s no wonder you’re on edge about this.
Nikki: Oh, he was perfectly fine with me being accused of a murder that he knew full well had not happened. So, yeah, I have my issues with him. I just know that I have to be focused and not let him distract me from my goal — exposing diane for the fraud that she is.
Talia: Mm. You know, nikki, my job requires me to be adept at reading people, at listening to what they’re saying and what they’re not saying. And what I’m hearing is this deacon guy has the potential to knock you off your game — or at least try.
Nikki: Well, that’s why i have to be on my guard.
Talia: You know, in my research, I learned you were married to him once.
Nikki: I don’t see how that’s relevant.
Talia: We’re talking completely off the record. I promise.
Nikki: Yeah. We better be.
Talia: Correct me if I’m wrong, but you’re about to come face-to-face with a man you haven’t seen in years, a man who, in your own words, is manipulative and without a conscience.
Nikki: Believe me, I can handle deacon sharpe.
Talia: Maybe, but it could be a good idea for you to talk this out first. It could help you to go in there feeling more solid and in control.
Nikki: Well, maybe you’re right. I mean, it would be good for me to get some things off my chest and be at the top of my game and stay in control. Off the record.
Kyle: I’m afraid you got it wrong. Summer and I didn’t invite you to join us for fun.
Summer: In fact, it’s the exact opposite. This is serious, and it’s something that we wanted to discuss with both of you.
Diane: Oh. I-I see.
Phyllis: Okay, well, this doesn’t sound good.
Kyle: Summer and I want you to know we have two priorities — peace within the family and productivity within the business.
Phyllis: Uh, okay. Well, we’re on the same page. Those are my priorities, too.
Diane: And mine, as well. No question.
Phyllis: There’s nothing that I want more than to see, you know, marchetti run smoothly.
Diane: And successfully. I hope you know how much i appreciate the opportunity you’ve given me.
Phyllis: Yeah, and it is my mission to make sure that all your dreams are realized with marchetti.
Diane: The most important thing to me right now is family harmony. Being close to you is the only reason I’m here. I can’t tell you how lucky i feel. And it means everything to me to be accepted back into your lives.
Phyllis: Well, we’re on the same page. Look at that. We are. We want to work in harmony, and we want to see marchetti succeed.
Kyle: Okay, we appreciate you are both in agreement. But summer and I will be doing the rest of the talking.
Summer: We’re glad to hear you saying all of the right things, but — I’m sorry — it’s not enough. You need to back up those flowery words with actions.
Kyle: So, here’s the deal. No more threats, no more accusations, no more trying to undermine each other in any way.
Summer: No more coming to us complaining about the other one.
Phyllis: Guys, that’s gonna be easy for me. I mean, honestly, I’ve been all but ignoring diane, I mean, despite her attempts to create conflict.
Diane: I merely let kyle and summer know about the mysterio file on my computer because i thought it could impact the company.
Phyllis: Oh, okay. Alright. So, for the good of the company, you decided I was responsible?
Diane: Phyllis, we all know that you’re the expert hacker. I was just trying to be helpful in pinpointing the potential source of the issue.
Phyllis: Okay. Alright. Cool. Well, I, in turn, um — I needed to defend myself, you know? And I — I denied these baseless allegations.
Kyle: Okay, look —
Phyllis: And I just wanted to tell you the truth, that’s all.
Kyle: Look, we don’t want to be put in a position of trying to figure out which one of you was being honest.
Summer: No, we are done refereeing your feud, okay? So, if there’s one more incident, one more confrontation…
Kyle: No matter who provoked it…
Summer: You’re both out.
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Nate: So, you’ve confirmed that his collapse was due to extreme exhaustion? Are there any other symptoms? How’s his heart rate and blood pressure? Have you run other tests? And your prognosis of his overall health at this time is? I see. Thank you for your time.
Imani: Well, based on what i heard, it isn’t awful.
Nate: Your father’s gonna be just fine. He’s suffering from extreme exhaustion. The doctor recommends he get some rest, which I know is easy to say. He’s gonna prescribe him something and encourage him to take better care of himself.
Imani: Oh. Thank god it’s not life-threatening. I couldn’t handle that right now. Just — nate, thank you again for explaining things.
[ Sighs ] And you always just give me so much peace of mind. Thank you.
Nate: Not a problem. But I think you should go see him.
Imani: Why? I mean, you just said it wasn’t serious. Is there something you’re not telling me?
Nate: Relax. I’m not giving you this advice because I think your father’s symptoms are worse than they appear. I’m just saying this because i know you won’t feel better until you go see him yourself. Okay?
Nate: Thank you.
Diane: Wait. We’re both out, no matter who’s at fault?
Summer: That’s right.
Diane: Well, that’s not fair. I mean, why should I be held accountable for her bad behavior?
Phyllis: Um… okay, just so I get this clear. So, if she does something, I get fired, too? That just doesn’t seem right.
Kyle: It won’t matter who said what or who did what to whom. You will both — both — be immediately removed from the company.
Summer: No questions asked, no excuses tolerated.
Diane: But —
Phyllis: Okay —
Summer: This is non-negotiable, period.
Kyle: We warned you from the beginning to stay out of each other’s way. You were told that any conflict between the two of you would be a deal breaker.
Summer: And now you know that we mean it. Besides, the two of you have limited need to interact at marchetti anyway.
Phyllis: Okay, well, that’s not entirely true. Diane is writing the press release for my division, so I’m going to have to be around her.
Kyle: True. But if you can’t handle the times when you do need to interact, you shouldn’t have the job in the first place. It’s just that simple. Understood?
Phyllis: Summer, are you really…
Diane: Kyle, don’t you think this is a little harsh?
Kyle: Mom, we have a company to run.
Summer: And we’re both committed to its success.
Kyle: Hey, we are in the middle of a huge transition. Moving a company from milan to genoa city is a mammoth of an undertaking, and this is a big step for jabot and my father, so this affects him, as well.
Summer: We just don’t need these kinds of distractions.
Kyle: Like I said, you’re both doing great work in your respective jobs. Neither of us want to lose you. We want to see you succeed and be a part of this adventure. But we are done making allowances.
Summer: We’re done with the attacks and the accusations. This is your last warning. Are we clear?
Phyllis: Yeah. Sure. Fine.
Diane: Yeah, whatever you say. You can count on me.
Phyllis: Is there something you’d like to say?
Diane: Oh, no, phyllis. You — you go ahead.
Phyllis: No, I insist.
Diane: [ Sighs ] I think it has been very difficult for the two of you to be caught in the middle between us. And that’s not fair. So I want you to know that i promise that you won’t have to deal with that anymore.
Phyllis: You know, it really breaks my heart that you’re having this conversation with us. I mean, I don’t want to stress you out. I just want to help you make this company grow into the success that you want it to be. So, don’t worry. I’m not gonna do anything. You don’t have to worry about me.
Diane: See? You don’t have to worry about this ever again.
Phyllis: No. It’s all good. I’m good.
Nikki: Deacon was around during a very low point in my life. I’m in recovery now, but back then I was drinking excessively. And deacon took advantage of that and worked his way into my life and became my enabler.
Deacon: If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were stalking me.
Nikki: Oh, god. If I had known you were working, I wouldn’t have come here.
Deacon: Well, I’d probably be wounded if I didn’t know that was a lie. On the house.
Nikki: I don’t want it.
Deacon: Honey, I’ve earned enough of these and lost ’em…
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Nikki: I cannot believe that I am here again. The — the lying and the sneaking around. I swore I would never put myself through this again.
Deacon: Okay. Alright. All right, listen. You know what we’re gonna do? We’re gonna make a pact, alright? Tonight, that’s it. We pour the booze out. No more slip-ups. Come on. Come on. Let’s pour it out. Good. Now, we gotta promise that we’ll be there for each other ’cause nobody else understands but us.
Nikki: But finally it was just too much for victor. He had had enough, and he moved on with diane. Then, the day that she supposedly “died,” I confronted her, drunk. Things got out of hand and I picked up a rock and I hit her with it in the head.
Talia: So that’s why authorities thought you were the one who killed her.
Nikki: And I was so drunk, i didn’t know if I had or not. Clearly, deacon took advantage of that situation.
Deacon: You know, I was born and raised in this town. God, I love me some las vegas. Nikki, come on. Please? I mean, you really don’t want to do this.
Nikki: You know, you’re right. If I put all these together, it’s still not enough to get me through a wedding to you.
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Nikki: As I said, it was a very dark period of my life. I hardly knew who I was, but i did know that I wasn’t the person I wanted to be. It took me quite some time to climb out of that hole. And once I did, I didn’t want to look back. But today, in order to face deacon, that’s exactly what I’m gonna have to do. Family is just very important.
Kyle: Thanks for understanding our position on this.
Summer: We’re glad that you both see why we had to take this step.
Phyllis: You don’t have to warn us again.
Dian: Oh, no, no. You don’t have to give this another thought.
Kyle: Great. Then we’re good. And now we can all head back to work with our new attitude and perspective.
Phyllis: That’s right! Let’s do it! Let’s do it!
Diane: That’s right. Everything’s going to work out just fine. You’ll see.
Phyllis: Yeah. Um, I have to make a phone call, so I’ll see you at the office.
Diane: Alright. I will see you shortly. Bye.
Kyle: Well, let’s hope that’s the end of it.
Summer: Yeah. Let’s hope.
Imani: You’re right. I’m gonna go to virginia today to see dad, and you don’t have to worry about me because I am not gonna fall apart.
[ Laughs ]
Nate: Okay. I’m sure devon would want you to use his jet. He’s probably gotten the news from amanda by now.
Imani: Yeah. I guess I’ll reach out to him.
[ Sighs ] I don’t know what it is about you. You — you’re just so calming and supportive, reassuring. I don’t know how I’d get through any of this without you.
Nate: I’m just glad I can be here to help.
Imani: Yeah, well, you were talking earlier about me being there for you, but you are the one that is always showing up for me. Nate, I think I’m the lucky one.
Nate: I guess that goes both ways…because I cannot begin to explain to you how helpful it’s been to have someone to confide in who really understands what I’ve been going through. Dealing with devon’s constant second-guessing and having all of my ideas shot down — it’s been frustrating, to say the least.
Imani: Well, of course it’s frustrating — because your ideas are amazing.
Nate: And that’s why i appreciate that you really listened to me. I mean really listened.
Imani: Well, about that… I hope that you are willing to listen to what I have to say to you right now.
Nick: Clearly nate brought you this insider information because there is some upside for him, something other than provoking his own family.
Victoria: Well, of course there is. The leadership of chancellor-winters.
Nick: Whoa. Are you saying you would make him ceo, leading the whole thing, above lily and devon?
Victoria: Yes. Why not? It’s what he told me he wanted in return.
Nick: [ Sighs ] It’s just such a mercenary move. I would never expect that of nate.
Victoria: Nate has learned a lot about how the game is played. He sees an opportunity, an opportunity that ultimately will be what’s best for everyone at chancellor-winters.
Nick: Oh, I’m sure that’s the speech he’s composing right now. He’s completely ignoring the fact that everything he is doing is absolutely unethical. And if he benefits from this financially in any way, it’s gonna invite some serious sec scrutiny.
Victoria: Oh, nicholas, would you just let me worry about that? I want to know what you think of the acquisition. Putting aside your feelings about nate’s role in it, don’t you think that it’s a smart move for newman enterprises?
Nick: It is impossible to take that element out of the equation. Nate felt so underappreciated, his response is to do an end run on lily and devon — and everything they did, they worked so hard to build by merging these two companies. Vick, they’re gonna take it personally because it’s personal.
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Nate: Okay. I’m listening.
Imani: So, now I am talking to you as your biggest supporter. The reason I am constantly encouraging you to follow your instincts is because you’re really good, even if devon doesn’t give you the recognition you deserve.
Nate: I appreciate you saying that. I would like to believe you’re right.
Imani: No, I am not the only one. Lily and billy see the merit in your ideas, too. Now, maybe she didn’t side with you against devon, but that is definite confirmation you belong in the c-suite, that you were right to think big and bold.
Nate: [ Inhales sharply ] I’m only getting bolder.
Imani: Good, ’cause I don’t want devon undermining your confidence, always going around saying that maybe he gave you too much responsibility too soon, that you were ill-equipped to handle the transition from medicine to business. Because we both know that is not true.
Nate: Trust me on this. Devon has not undermined my confidence.
Imani: I understand why you got frustrated and thought you had to leave chancellor-winters. I get it. But I hope that you will reconsider. And I wish elena had never suggested it because you deserve to reap the benefits of your ideas. Devon has no reason to hold you back, and you need to show him that.
Nate: Once again, you’re tuned into exactly what’s going on with me.
Nick: Just think about it, vick. If you used nate’s insider information to take over chancellor-winters, lily and devon are gonna see it as an act of betrayal. And, frankly, there is no other way to look at it.
Victoria: They’ll be upset, at least initially, but they’re both aware of the risks involved in going public.
Nick: You know, there’s one other member of the chancellor-winters executive team that you haven’t mentioned yet. Does you wanting this company so badly have anything to do with billy?
Victoria: Why would this have anything to do with him?
Nick: Because I know you, and I know you’ve looked at this from every angle and thought about how it shakes out for everyone involved.
Victoria: Yes, I have made a few calculations.
Nick: Okay. Let’s just say we get you everything you want, get you those seats on the board. What does this mean for billy? Does he have to answer to you? Is that what this is about?
Talia: You are quite a remarkable woman. I admire your strength. It’s not easy to pull yourself out of a difficult time and reclaim your life.
Nikki: Well, I can’t take all the credit. I had a tremendous amount of love and support, and I realize a lot of people aren’t that fortunate. So, I had to be strong for myself — and, more importantly, for my family.
Talia: I hope talking about it all before going in to meet with deacon was of some value to you.
Nikki: It was. You know, uh, sometimes when you say things out loud, it lessens the power it has on you. Funny how that works.
Talia: From what I’ve learned about you, though, you are strong enough to deal with anything or anyone.
Nikki: No, you’ve been very good for me. God knows I’ve given you a lot of mixed messages.
Deacon: Listen. I’m just happy to be with you. Any time I get to spend with you is great, and I’ll take it any way I can get it.
Nikki: You are too nice.
Deacon: Oh, that is so funny ’cause it’s — everyone says that in genoa city. They say, “deacon sharpe is such a nice guy.”
Nikki: Will you just take the compliment, please? You’re not the evil bastard you want people to think you are. At least, not right now, not with me. And I’m very grateful for that.
[ Sighs ] And I’ve — I’ve got to stop doing this to both of us. I have to stop it. So, um, I’m gonna be leaving town for a little while, and I’m just gonna go see my sister. It — it couldn’t be a better time, actually. I need to get away, and, um, think and, uh, put some miles between me and… the coffee.
Deacon: [ Chuckles ]
Nikki: I just need to figure out what’s going on in my head…and in my heart.
Nikki: When you’re in recovery, especially early on, they warn you to avoid the people, places, and things that are associated with your addiction. That’s another good reason it was good for you and me to talk like this. I needed to remember exactly who and what deacon sharpe is. And I cannot be complacent because that’s when, if you’re not careful, you can really get into trouble. Hi, I’m karen.
Victoria: Billy’s potential role is not a factor.
Nick: So, you’re telling me you haven’t considered what the management structure of chancellor-winters will look like once you’ve installed nate at the top?
Victoria: I’m just saying that there’s nothing personal about this move. It’s — it’s all business, nicholas.
Nick: While I admire you channeling your inner dad, i don’t buy that answer for one minute.
Victoria: As far as I’m concerned, there is absolutely no downside to bringing chancellor-winters under the newman umbrella. Just think about how powerful and explosive that would be.
Explosive, yes, but not in a good way. Let’s put aside the undercutting of devon and lily, two people i greatly respect and care about. It’s a massive financial outlay, vick. Have you forgotten you recently went on a very impressive spending spree?
Victoria: Financing the stock buy is not an issue. Risk and reward, nicholas.
Nick: Have you run this by dad?
Victoria: No, not yet. But it is too big of a deal not to, so of course I will, and i also intend to get input from my co-ceo — mom. But ultimately, this is my call. And you’re right. You’re absolutely right. This is exactly the kind of move that dad would make.
Nick: And you think that’s a good thing?
Victoria: You know dad. He once had control of chancellor. He inherited it after katherine died. And although selling it made a lot of sense, I know it was hard for him to let go of her legacy. Now here we are. We have the perfect opportunity to get the company back. Can you give me one solid reason why we shouldn’t seize the moment?
Nick: Not one you want to hear, apparently.
[ Knock on door ]
Diane: I hope this isn’t a bad time?
Jack: Uh, no. It’s a perfectly fine time. Come on in.
Diane: I wanted to stop by and apologize.
Jack: Apologize? For what?
Diane: Well, I’m sorry I took my suspicions to kyle and summer about phyllis setting me up. I realized what a huge mistake it was, and, um, I’m also sorry if somehow you got in the middle of it.
Jack: Do you realize you were wrong, that what you accused phyllis of she was not guilty of?
Diane: I’m just saying I know now what a terrible position i put them in.
Jack: How so?
Diane: Well, because I forced them to mediate some issues between phyllis and myself, when really all they want are uncomplicated working relationships with their mothers.
Jack: Seems to me they’ve made that clear for a very long time now. What caused the sudden epiphany?
Diane: Kyle asked me to meet him at society, and summer did the same to phyllis. It was a setup. They wanted to address the situation with both of us together.
Jack: Wow. How did that go? Anyone throw any food?
Diane: [ Laughs ] No, it was actually quite civilized.
Jack: Well, that’s progress, I’d say.
Diane: Phyllis and I were on our best behavior. We had to be. They gave us a pretty harsh ultimatum. They said that if either of us does anything remotely antagonistic, we’d both be fired.
Jack: Tough love mixed with mutually assured destruction. Seems to me that’s plenty of incentive to get along now.
Diane: Well, we were both pretty shocked. I mean, it’s — it’s kind of unfair.
Jack: Then you and phyllis agreed on something.
Diane: That’s hardly a silver lining.
Jack: It could have been a whole lot worse. You and phyllis could have lost your jobs.
Diane: I suppose. It was kind of an odd role reversal, our kids sitting us down and reprimanding us, laying down the law like we were the obstinate children that needed disciplining.
Jack: Well, were they off base? (Rose h) smoking caused my lung cancer.
Nate: You’re right. I do want to show devon he’s wrong about me. Maybe I did act prematurely by walking away. I let my frustration with devon get the better of me. But there is still a lot I want to accomplish in my role at chancellor-winters.
Imani: I’m very happy to hear you say that. But now you have to promise me that you’ll be back at chancellor-winters when i return.
Nate: That is the plan.
Imani: You’re a pretty awesome guy, nate.
[ Both laugh ]
Nate: Good luck in virginia.
Imani: Thank you.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Nate: Victoria. Good to hear from you.
Victoria: Nate, I’ve been thinking about your proposal, and I’d like to meet.
Nate: [ Chuckles ]
Summer: I am choosing to remain…hopeful about our mothers’ ability to follow through.
Kyle: Mm, I’m with you on that. Now that the situation’s been dealt with, we can put our energy where it belongs.
Summer: Mm. That’s right.
Kyle: Mm. Like focusing on making marchetti a huge success.
Summer: No! You’re kidding me, right? I was talking about our vow renewal. The next time the four of us get together, we’re gonna be talking about music and flowers and our color scheme.
[ Both laugh ]
Phyllis: [ Sighs ] Hey, nikki. It’s me. I mean [Sighs] Please tell me you’re getting enough pay dirt in los angeles to drive this bitch out of town.
Diane: I don’t think kyle and summer needed to threaten our jobs to prove their point.
Jack: The way you and phyllis have been behaving, you honestly are surprised that summer and kyle felt they were forced to handle the situation the way they did?
Diane: Well, I wouldn’t say forced. That’s a little strong.
Jack: Come on, diane. You have to admit, even though you and phyllis claim that you have your priorities straight, it appears the two of you are enjoying this war. And I have to wonder if it’s more important to you than your commitment to work and to family.
Diane: That’s ridiculous. Why would you even say —
Jack: Listen to me. I know what I’m talking about. I have been there with victor. Our ongoing battles after a while looked like they were shaping who we were. Don’t let that happen with you and phyllis. Do not get lost in the hatred. Do not feed off the animosity and confrontation. Don’t fall into old habits.
Diane: You say this like you’re concerned for me. I’m — I’m touched.
Jack: I am concerned about kyle and summer.
Diane: Yeah, but I bet you’re not giving this same advice to phyllis.
Jack: Oh, believe me, I have tried repeatedly. And I get the sense that I’m not gonna get through to phyllis on this particular subject. I hope the same can’t be said of you.
Diane: Jack, I can assure you I am taking all of your advice to heart. And I promise that things will be different from now on.
Jack: I’m glad to hear that. For kyle’s sake — and yours.
Diane: [ Raps desk ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Cellphone closes ]