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Phyllis: Party for the bride and groom without the mother of the bride. She’s here.

Summer: Mom, please, just let us explain.

Phyllis: And — and he’s here.

[ Breathes deeply ] Is this why you ran out of the coffeehouse so quickly? You just needed to ditch me to get to the party?

Summer: No, kyle and I had no idea that this is what noah was planning.

Noah: We never planned on excluding you from any of this. You were always going to be invited.

Phyllis: Yeah, just, um — it’s fine. Just — just second on the list. That’s all.

Noah: We never thought about first or second. We didn’t think that it mattered, okay? It’s supposed to be a happy celebration for kyle and summer. As the host, I take full responsibility for messing this up. Can you forgive me?

Nate: [ Sighs ] Hey there.

Elena: Hey. What’s all this?

Nate: Just some drinks before dinner. I have a pot of bolognese simmering in the kitchen.

Elena: Okay.

Nate: Do you want to take a hot shower before dinner? Or I can bring out our appetizers. It’s burrata with heirloom tomatoes.

Elena: That sounds delicious, and this place looks amazing, but if this is your attempt at trying to get me to forget about your plan for corporate espionage against your own family, or trying to convince me to jump on board, it’s going to take a lot more than champagne and flowers.

Lily: I cannot tell you how happy I am that everything worked out with nate.

Billy: I am, too. I think it’s great, and I’m a little surprised he showed up hat in hand with an apology, as well.

Lily: I mean, that took a lot for him to swallow his pride like that, admitting that he overstepped.

Billy: And you met him halfway. I think we appreciate the two of you reaching an understanding.

Devon: Yeah, no, I’m happy that we did, too, ’cause I meant what I said, that I wanted to put this conflict behind us ’cause this constant back and forth isn’t good for us or the company. And I also agree with your suggestion to give him more opportunities to prove that his ideas will work.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, it’s the only way to move forward.

Billy: Yeah, see his ideas in action instead of in a pitch deck.

Devon: And then we will see if the ideas actually do work.

Billy: You’re not saying you’re setting him up for failure, are you?

Victor: By the way, I heard from your mother. Apparently, she met with this deacon sharpe character.

Victoria: Thank you. How did it go?

Victor: Well, she didn’t elaborate, but she hinted that she learned some details about diana jenkins’ life in los angeles.

Victoria: Well, all I know is that I’ll feel a lot better when mom’s home and there were thousands of miles between her and deacon sharpe.

Victor: Yeah.

Victoria: In the meantime, can I run something business-related past you?

Victor: Sure. Go ahead.

Victoria: I’d like newman to become the majority shareholder of chancellor-winters.

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Devon: Yeah, no, billy, I would never intentionally set somebody up to fail, especially at my own company. I’m just — I’m agreeing to do what everyone’s urged me to do, and that’s let nate run with some of his ideas despite my reservations and see if they’ll work.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Lily: Is there a problem?

Billy: No, it’s chelsea. She wants to meet for a drink to talk about something, but I’ll just — I can tell her I’m in the middle of something.

Lily: No, it’s fine. Honestly, you should just go. She might have rethought the idea of doing the podcast solo, and I think we need all the content that we can get. We should be firing on all cylinders if and when we go public. So I’ll meet you at home. We have everything under control here.

Billy: Okay. I will do that and I will talk to chelsea and it’ll give you time to talk about going public face-to-face. See you later.

Devon: Ooh.

Lily: Should we do what he suggested?

Devon: I am a little talked out on the subject.

Lily: Yeah, I’m sure. I know we’ve been so focused on chancellor-winters that we haven’t gotten to talk about anything personal. How is amanda doing? I heard that naya’s husband collapsed from exhaustion? Is he okay?

Devon: Yeah, yeah, he’s doing better, but just created a whole lot of stress for amanda. I’m supposed to fly out and spend some time with her this weekend. But I wish there was more that I could do to support her and the family. I feel like I’ve been neglecting her a lot lately. Which is another reason why all this unnecessary back-and-forth energy with nate has gotten to me ’cause I should be and I could be focused on amanda.

Nate: You’ll be happy to know I had a very good conversation with devon and lily today. It was very healing. I made amends with my family, and I’m going to stay on at chancellor-winters.

Elena: Okay. Well, that’s a 180. How exactly did that happen?

Nate: I admitted that I let my anger and pride get in the way of the big picture.

Elena: Uh-huh. But you did that with an agenda in mind, didn’t you? Because staying on with the company is part of your plan. Are you still working with victoria as her man on the inside, or have you rethought that?

Nate: I’m still going ahead with my original idea, but I hope you can believe that this will ultimately be the best move for everyone involved as well as for chancellor-winters. I’m going to use this public offering and victoria’s purchase of the majority stake to unify my family.

Elena: You’re going to have to explain that.

Nick: Phyllis, tell my boy you forgive him.

Phyllis: [ Scoffs ] I forgive you.

Mariah: Okay, everybody, who’s ready to dance?

Phyllis: I’m not. I’m not ready to dance.

Mariah: Nick. Nick, come on. I always count on you to — to bust a move.

Nick: No, let me go check on summer.

Mariah: Okay. [ Chuckles ]

Jack: The place looks great,

Allie: Doesn’t it? Champagne, anyone?

Diane: The decor is amazing. Everything fits. Except for one thing that’s sticking out like a sore thumb.

Kyle: Mom.

Diane: I’m sorry, but it’s hard not to notice her big, pouty face. It’s like she’s about to throw a tantrum.

Traci: Maybe we will all behave ourselves today.

Summer: Dad, I just don’t know what to do anymore. Will you please go talk to her?

Nick: Yeah.

Summer: Thank you.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Phyllis: [ Sniffles ]

Nick: Can I talk to you for a minute? Look, I get it. The last person you want to see right now is diane. I don’t blame you.

Phyllis: [ Sighs ] I’m spinning out. I lost my job at marchetti because of her. A job that I loved. I got to work with our daughter.

Nick: What happened?

Phyllis: She happened. She lost her mind, and I got punished for it.

Nick: Alright, I need you to just take a breath for a minute. I need you to leave it alone for tonight, okay? It’s about them. Noah put in all this work. Kyle and summer deserve to enjoy their party. Phyllis, come on. Don’t ruin that. Life… doesn’t stop for diabetes.

Victoria: It seems that nate is frustrated with the current leadership style at chancellor-winters. So he came to me and told me that he’s looking for a change. He was fishing around for opportunities at newman. I told him I would keep him in mind now that we’ve made all of these new acquisitions.

Victor: Huh. Well, he would be good to have on the team. But why in the world would he give up so easily on his family business?

Victoria: He’s not giving up. In fact, nate told me that chancellor-winters is planning to go public soon. He offered himself as my inside man, that he would feed me information and that he would sell his shares to newman so that we could have the majority stake.

Victor: And why would he do that?

Victoria: Because I agreed to put him in charge once newman has control.

Victor: I think he’s playing a very risky game, you know. What if the situation at chancellor-winters implodes and they go after nate? You said something earlier about him being willing to give you some inside information. You know what that means, don’t you? That’s called insider trading. That can have enormous legal ramifications.

Victoria: But when do we ever shy away from a risk?

Victor: You’re tough, like your father. I love it. So let’s do it.

Chelsea: Hi.

Billy: Hey.

Chelsea: Thanks for coming to meet me.

Billy: Yeah, of course. I was in lily’s office when I got your text. She encouraged me to come. We’re both hoping that you are reconsidering doing the podcast solo.

Chelsea: You don’t need to name-check lily to make it clear you’re only here about work. I promise not to misread the situation, make you the target of any unwanted displays of affection.

Billy: Fair enough.

Chelsea: But I should apologize if I lured you here under false hope. I still don’t have any interest in doing the podcast by myself.

Billy: [ Clicks tongue ] Okay. What would you like to talk about?

Chelsea: Well, I wanted to thank you for letting me spend time with johnny at the pool the other day. Connor had a blast.

Billy: Yeah, no, it was great. They had a great time. I mean, they’re cousins, right? They get along really well. It was really nice to see johnny talking about video games with someone besides katie. She doesn’t really put up with him. She kind of covers her ears and runs away.

Chelsea: Connor would be glad to go toe-to-toe with him any day. Um…

[ Sighs ] I don’t want to mince words.

Billy: Mm-hmm.

Chelsea: The hangout the other day was such a success, I think it’s time we told johnny and connor they’re more than just cousins.

Kyle: You think you made some headway with your mom?

Summer: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. But, honestly, right now, I would like nothing more than to just forget about our mothers and enjoy this night.

Phyllis: Hey, everyone, everyone, I want to make a toast. As the mother of the bride….

Diane: Ugh, here we go.

Phyllis: …I’d like to make a toast. So I want everyone to know that diane and i are perfectly capable of being in the same room together. Isn’t that right, diane?

Diane: Oh, of course.

Phyllis: Cheers.

Diane: Yeah, cheers.

Phyllis: Cheers. And this is an incredible party, noah, this is beautiful, what you’ve done. I wish I still owned the grand phoenix. I really do. I mean, this place will be a huge hit.

Noah: Thank you.

Phyllis: Yeah, and I —

[ Sighs ] I want to thank you for including me in this party. So let’s toast to one of the best couples I know, my daughter, summer, and kyle. Cheers.

Jack: Summer and kyle.

Together: Cheers.

Phyllis: Yeah. Hey, let’s party. Okay?

Noah: Yeah.

Charli xcx: ‘Cause you’re everything I’ve spent my whole life fightin’

so when I walk away, it’s not your fault

I always let the good ones go

and, baby, you couldn’t

Nate: I know when i originally defended this idea to you, some of my bitterness and anger with devon came through.

Elena: Some of it, nate? All of it did. And you couldn’t hide it, which is what was so concerning. Coming at anything with that much heightened emotion, it can cause a lot of damage.

Nate: I promise you, I’m not being driven by revenge. What’s fueling me is my desire to prove what chancellor-winters can become under my leadership.

Elena: Don’t you think devon and lily will feel blindsided?

Nate: Yes, at first. But I plan to be the opposite of what devon was as a leader. I am willing to embrace his input as well as lily and billy’s, too, to show how all four of us can collaborate and to create something amazing.

Find nutrients.

Find energy.

Lily: Well, if it makes you feel any better, I know that amanda can feel your love and support, and she’ll really appreciate you visiting.

Devon: Yeah, I hope so. And it will be nice to have some one-on-one time without the pressures of work, you know?

Lily: So, listen, I think that we should talk about taking the company public, because I want you to be as excited as I am of the opportunities that this could afford us, you know, and the kind of things that we could bring to fruition.

Devon: Yeah, I know that you want me to be as excited as you are, and I wish that I was ’cause you made a great pitch, and I know that jill certainly thinks that it’s the right thing to do, but I still have a lot of concerns about it. And the biggest concern is losing control of our family business that neil and I worked very hard to build and then strengthened by joining up with you.

Lily: Yeah, look, I agree with you. I have the same concern. But, you know, we’ve identified the potential problem, and I think that we can structure the ipo in a way where we maintain 51% of the shares. So that way we have the final say on everything.

Devon: Well, let me tell you, that would be the only way that I would agree is if it was for sure that no one could override our decisions. You know?

Lily: See, this is why you and I make a great team, right? We can have opposing points of view, but then we can have a consensus. So do we have one?

Devon: Because I trust you so much, and I know that you just want to see this company succeed as much as I do, if you really think this is the best course of action, then, yeah, I’m on board.

Lily: Yes.

[ Both chuckle ]

Nate: I really need you with me on this. Your support, your love, to know that you understand where I’m coming from and why.

Elena: I want to believe in you, and I want to believe that this can work. I can feel how passionate you are about it and I understand that you think this is the right thing to do and I’m your partner. I want to be able to support you.

Nate: Okay, can I just stop you there? ‘Cause that’s all I need to hear, that the woman I love has my back. I can risk angering my family to get to my ultimate goal, but I cannot risk losing you.

Billy: Look, chelsea, both victoria and i feel like this is not the best time to talk to johnny about you. I’m sure you can appreciate. Look, as much as I am glad that ashland locke is not in johnny’s life any more or victoria’s, victoria did an amazing job protecting him from everything that ashland was. In johnny’s life, he is dealing with the loss of his stepfather.

Chelsea: I understand. I do. But I think johnny will consider this great news. I mean, he has a brother. How cool is that?

Billy: I get it. And it is. It’s just there’s a lot to this.

Chelsea: It’s a complicated situation.

Billy: Yes.

Chelsea: And, look, I’m grateful that victoria has already explained to johnny that he’s adopted, but he’s getting older. He’s going to wonder about his biological mom. Why not get ahead of the questions — who she is, where she is, why she’s not the person raising him?

Billy: Well, to be honest, he’s already had those questions, and we’ve done our best to avoid them at this point.

Chelsea: Because you don’t want to lie to him.

Billy: Look, you make good points, okay? I’ve said that before, but it’s not just up to me or you. This is an important decision for victoria.

Chelsea: Which is why, when you mentioned that when I first broached the topic with you, I went directly to her. But, billy, I have to know, when do you intend to get victoria on board?

Mariah: Alright, excuse me, everybody. Hi, guys. Sorry. Sorry. Alright. So most of you know that this was supposed to be a double surprise. First, the vow renewal that kyle hatched for summer, and then this party planned by noah. So I thought it would be an appropriate time to announce my surprise. Kyle did me a favor, and so I want to return it by appointing myself best person and giving a speech.

[ Laughter ]

Nick: I did not know we could just appoint ourselves things. If that’s the case, I’ll appoint myself king of the dance floor.

Mariah: Oh, yes. I don’t think anybody would dispute that. And, by the way, I’m just kidding about the best person thing. I’m sure that you would rather have harrison or jack. So this is the speech that I would give, as one of kyle’s best friends. You know, I, for one, am thrilled that kyle and summer are renewing their vows. As someone who recently married the love of my life, I know how meaningful it is to have your dearest friends and family bear witness. So to kyle, I am so proud of the man, the husband, and the father that you have become. And to summer [Chuckles] I am truly, truly happy for both of you. I look forward to not only working alongside, but raising our families together for years to come. To summer and kyle.

Together: Summer and kyle. Psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff,

“The young and the restless”

will continue. Hey! It’s me! Your dry skin!

Mariah: Oh.

Noah: Alright, well, I’d like to thank everyone for coming out to be a part of this. You know, for me, it’s kind of like killing two birds with one stone, ’cause, on one hand, I get to have a soft open for my new club, and on the other, I get to score some solid big-brother points for throwing this little soiree for the bride and groom.

[ Laughter ]

Nick: My boy’s always thinking.

Noah: Another reason that i wanted to have this party was ’cause it gave me a second chance at my brother-of-the-bride speech. Now, I realize that the first one I gave at your wedding in milan, it… well, it didn’t adequately describe the incredible woman that you’ve become. Yeah, maybe that’s ’cause I was too far away when you were blossoming into this amazing person. But I’m so glad that we’re both home now and we can make up for lost time. See, I see this as a celebration not only for summer and kyle’s love, but one for family and home. So here’s my older sister. You deserve every happiness. And to kyle, the guy who’s lucky enough to have her. Cheers, everyone.

Together: Cheers.

Billy: I am going to ask you to be a little bit more patient. You just sprung this up on us, and I haven’t had enough time to talk to victoria about it.

Chelsea: No time like the present.

Victoria: Well, how convenient to find you two here together. I’ve actually been meaning to talk to you both. Johnny told me that he had a little hangout with connor the other day by the pool. Given everything that you’ve just asked me, chelsea, I don’t really appreciate the two of you organizing this little outing behind my back, so what exactly are you up to?

Nate: Guess we both had the same idea. Late-night snack. Couple bites of the dinner we didn’t get to.

Elena: No. I’m not hungry. I’m worried.

Nate: I thought we settled everything.

Elena: I have a better understanding of what you’re trying to accomplish and your reasoning behind it, but… I still don’t think I can get behind this.

Nate: Why is it impossible for you to see things from my perspective? No matter how many times I try to explain that this is my best option? My only option? You know what? Never mind. It’s not going to happen. You are as limited in your view of what I can accomplish as devon is. I guess the two of you have more in common than I thought. I’m getting some fresh air.

[ Door opens, closes ]

Billy: There was nothing sneaky or subversive at all. We decided to get the boys together. They’re cousins. I mean, you were out of town, and there’s nothing unusual about it at all.

Victoria: Please. Do you really expect me to buy that? You’ve both, on separate occasions, asked me to tell johnny that chelsea’s his biological mom and connor’s his brother. So now you’re going to pretend that that was just a coincidence?

Billy: Victoria, I think it’s a tricky situation. We’re all trying to navigate it the best we can, maybe even lay a little bit of groundwork.

Victoria: Yeah, that’s exactly what you’re trying to do. You’re trying to lay the groundwork and back me into a corner.

Chelsea: Victoria, you’re right. I am so sorry. You are johnny’s mom. We should’ve spoken to you before we got the boys together. I’m not trying to do anything behind your back.

Victoria: Yes, I know that. And we already talked about this, and I said I would think about it. And I have kept my word. I have thought about it. But the bottom line is that johnny and katie have been through a lot lately, and this is not a good time for this.

Chelsea: I’m trying not to get emotional here. I just — I need you both to know how important this is to me. And not because I’m trying to insinuate myself into johnny’s life at all. It’s because I’m worried about what emotional issues this could cause for him down the road when he realizes his biological mom was in his orbit and she never told him. You know, I mean, with all of this dna testing these days, he will discover one day that his half brother and biological mom were not only living in the same town, but they were the people he would see at family gatherings, and he’s going to realize that his relatives all knew it. He’s going to realize that he was the only person who didn’T. Do you realize the damage that could cause?

[ Indistinct conversations ]

Summer: You know, despite the earlier drama with our mothers, this has turned into a really lovely night.

Kyle: We made the right choice moving back to genoa city. This is where we should be building our lives, around everyone we care about.

Summer: You’re right, of course, but it’s also kind of like, be careful what you wish for.

Kyle: [ Chuckling ] Exactly. There will always be bumps in the road, but nothing can replace the importance of family.

Summer: Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Let’s do it.

Summer: Mom, first of all, i want to thank you for being here, and I’m so sorry about that botched arrival earlier. That was no one’s intention. You have to know how much it means to me and kyle that you’re here for the celebration.

Kyle: Maybe it was all the speeches about family and home, but summer and I would like to see you back at the office tomorrow.

Diane: What?

Summer: We’re giving you one more chance, but this is seriously the last one.

Diane: Oh, I’m so grateful. Thank you.

Phyllis: Yeah, thank you very much. I’m really happy to have my job back. I have so much more to accomplish at marchetti. I really do. So I look forward to a long tenure without incident.

Diane: Yes, phyllis and I are going to find a way to put down our swords and work together.

Kyle: Please mean it.

Summer: Don’t make us regret this.

Diane: We won’T. We won’T.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah, promise. Promise.

Diane: Now, both of you should put aside any unpleasantness that we’ve caused and just go and enjoy yourself.

Phyllis: Yeah, you don’t have to worry about us anymore.

Kyle: Okay.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: Of course I want what’s best for johnny. He’s my priority. He always has been. That’s why I never hid the fact that I wasn’t his biological mom.

Billy: She was always so wonderful with him. She was always honest. She always told him that she was not the mother that carried him, and those were difficult conversations to have, but she did not shy away from them. Saying that, maybe it’s time we tell johnny about chelsea.

Victoria: It’s always been my intention to tell him at some point when it was right. It’s just that time, it’s gone by so quickly.

[ Sighs ] When we when we tell johnny — if we tell him — it’s going to change everything for all of us. You know that. And then johnny has to decide what kind of a relationship that he wants to have with you and connor. And if he’s not ready to process this and — and if he doesn’t suddenly want to spend more time with you, I need you to be willing to accept that.

Chelsea: I am.

Victoria: Okay. And, of course, you’re going to have to explain things to connor. He may not react the way that you expect him to. He’s been through a lot, as well.

Chelsea: I know.

Victoria: I would only ask that you don’t tell connor until we have a chance to speak to johnny about it, because he’s the one that’s going to be the most affected by this, and his feelings should be considered first and foremost, of course.

Chelsea: Of course. Of course. And I just hope that johnny will want to know connor as his brother.

Victoria: And I imagine that you’re also hoping that he’ll want to know you in a different way, but you should be prepared that he might not want that, and you have to accept his decision, because I’m only willing to take this step if that’s the way it’s going to be. (Vo) when you live with moderate to severe crohn’s disease

Summer: [ Giggles ]

Jack: Nice to see our kids so happy, isn’t it?

Diane: Oh, it is. A mother couldn’t ask for more.

Jack: So you mind telling me what that little tte–tte was about between you and the kids and phyllis?

Diane: Oh, well, they decided to give us another chance at marchetti. I mean, to be honest, I was really surprised. I thought I had blown it this time. Wait a minute. Don’t tell me you had something to do with that.

Jack: No, no, not at all. Any decisions made at marchetti are kyle’s and summer’s to make. I was very impressed with your taking responsibility and offering your resignation.

Diane: Well, I’m trying to make better choices these days.

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone pings ]

Jack: Everything alright?

Diane: Uh…oh, yeah. It’s just spam.

Chelsea: I agree to those parameters. They are fair and sensible. And thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Victoria: Then we have a plan.

Billy: I think victoria and i need to get together and have a conversation about when and where to tell johnny.

Victoria: And then it would be up to him.

Chelsea: Understood. I can’t believe it. Thank you. Thank you.

[ Sighs ]

Audra: You’re nate hastings.

Nate: You got me. I apologize. Were you a patient of mine?

Audra: I recognize you from the press coverage of the chancellor-winters lunch party. You made quite the splash.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] Didn’t realize at the time what kind of waves that splash would make. So what is it you do that has you memorizing names and faces of people in the business news?

Audra: Audra charles. My name’s not ringing a bell? You’re lucky I’m not offended easily.

Nate: Should I recognize it?

Audra: Yes, considering I’m meeting with your team at chancellor-winters tomorrow, jill brought me in to help take your company public.

Nate: I hadn’t heard the decision was official.

Audra: It’s not. But I hope it will be by morning.

Nate: In that case, can I join you? I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about the company or about our plans. Anything I can do to help. I’m looking forward to a smooth and successful venture.

Nick: How you holding up?

Phyllis: I’m okay.

Nick: I’m very proud of your restraint.

Phyllis: Thank you. Excuse me.

Next week on

“the young and the restless”…

Billy: I mean, how could she mislead us on her intentions in that way?

Victoria: This really surprises you that a former professional con artist would lie to get what she wants?

Elena: I don’t know if I can be around this version of you anymore.

Nate: What are you saying?

Elena: I think we need some time apart.

Diane: How did you get in here?

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