Young & The Restless Transcript
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[ Purse thuds ]
Elena: So, you confessed everything because of me?
Nate: I was trying to do the right thing. I thought it would be a relief to stop keeping this secret. But in all honesty, uh… yeah, I’m just lost. I knew that being the chief of surgery wasn’t the right job for me, so I was excited to move over to chancellor-winters. I had big plans for my future and the future of the company. Then, in one fell swoop, it all came tumbling down after I told everyone what I did. Devon fired me.
Elena: I’m sorry.
Nate: No, it’s okay because I gave it all up for you. Elena, you’re worth it.
Elena: I am sure that you’re gonna figure out your next step. And I have no doubt that everything will work out for you.
Nate: You mean for us.
Elena: Nate, there is no us anymore.
Jack: Oh, hi there. May I join you?
Ashley: I’m meeting tucker.
Ashley: We’re having dinner.
Jack: How did that happen? More importantly, why?
Ashley: He showed up at jabot and he wouldn’t stop bugging me until I agreed to meet with him. I figured I would just reiterate everything I’ve been telling him all along — there’s no chance for us.
Jack: I wish you didn’t even have to give him the time of day, but I understand your intent. So, where is he?
Ashley: Well, that’s the kicker. I think the bastard stood me up.
Tucker: I was literally walking out the door when you knocked.
Devon: Well, make time for me ’cause I’m gonna ask you one question, and I want a straight, honest answer out of you.
Tucker: Of course.
Devon: Did you come back to genoa city to go after chancellor-winters?
Tucker: Where did you get that idea? And — and how could you believe that I would actually do such a thing? Why would I ever do anything that might negatively affect my own son?
Devon: I don’t know why you would, but I don’t need you to answer my question with more questions. I need you to say yes or no. ‘Cause I just found out there’s another ceo in town who’s been receiving inside information that could benefit them in a takeover. And I want to know, is that person you?
Nick: I didn’t set up a dinner with sally tonight.
Chloe: You didn’t?
Nick: No. Why would you or she think i did?
Chloe: Well, someone invited her, and she’s at the grand phoenix rooftop right now meeting that person.
Chloe: Ohh, you know, I-i don’t know what is happening, but I don’t have a very good feeling about this.
Nick: Let’s — let’s calm down. I’m sure it’s a misunderstanding.
Chloe: Well, I’m not sure how that could be. Because sally gets this fancy invitation delivered by a courier, and who would go to those lengths just to mislead her?
Sally: You sent the invitation?
Adam: I, um, debated inviting you directly, but I knew that you wouldn’t come.
Sally: Yeah, you’re right about that.
Adam: And that is totally understandable, okay? I know how you feel, and I just wanted —
Sally: No, no, no. I’m gonna stop you right there. You don’t know how I feel.
Adam: I was just hoping that we could spend a little time together without any interruptions or distractions. I just want to sit down and talk, just the two of us, okay? Have an open and honest discussion.
Sally: Are you serious right now? Look what you did to lure me here. This is so like you. Everything with you is a manipulation. You wouldn’t know honesty if it smacked you in the face.
Adam: Yes, I know that I have done some duplicitous things, but if you will just let me explain, you will know that I am telling you the truth.
Sally: [ Scoffs ]
[ Doorknob rattles ] Open the door, adam.
Adam: Look, I am not forcing you to stay.
Sally: Really? ‘Cause it looks like you are. Open the door, or I am gonna call the cops and tell them that my crazy desperate ex tried to kidnap me.
Can a cream really
Adam: I will absolutely unlock the door if that is what you really want.
Sally: I just told you. It is.
Adam: Okay. But I’m asking you not to. I am begging you to stay just long enough to listen, okay? I’m sorry for deceiving you. It was wrong. And you’re right — my first instinct is probably to lead people to what I want instead of just asking.
Sally: Lead people? That is quite the euphemism. You manipulate them.
Adam: Alright. I will admit that. But, sally, look at me, okay? I’m stripping away any swagger or bluster that I may usually put on. I’m swallowing any pride that might get in my way. It’s just you and me here. And I promise you, all I’m asking for is a conversation.
Sally: We could have talked anywhere. Why all the bells and whistles?
Adam: I didn’t want to bear my soul at the coffee house. Just — I wanted us to have some privacy without the threat of interruption from work, or whatever. I-I still have so much to say to you. And I understand if you don’t want to hear it, but I’m hoping that you will give me one last chance to plead my case. Again, obviously, you can go if that’s what you want.
Sally: [ Sighs ] I-I’m not sure what I want.
Nate: Wait, wait, wait. Wh-what do you mean, there’s no more us? I did what I did for us.
Elena: I didn’t ask you to do that. I didn’t ask you to change your plans for us.
Nate: Yes, you did. You said you didn’t want to be with a man who allowed his ambition to drive his decision making. So I proved to you that I cared about more than just power — in a big way that blew up my career. I could have quietly pulled the plug on the ipo thing, but i owned up to everything. Isn’t that what you wanted?
Elena: Nate, I’m glad that you told everyone the truth. And I think in time you will be glad, too. But I didn’t want you to do all of this in a way to save our relationship. I wanted you to do it because it was the right thing to do for yourself. Because, with or without me, betraying your family for a business deal is a mistake.
[ Chuckles ] You still don’t think what you’re doing is wrong, do you?
Nate: I get that you see it that way.
Elena: Oh, in other words, you don’t actually see what the problem is. I am sorry to say this, nate, but…I don’t recognize you anymore. You are not the man that I fell in love with. Maybe you’re just a product of your circumstances. Being a doctor, saving people. I admired dr. Hastings.
Nate: Dr. Hastings ceased to exist the night devon sucker-punched me.
Elena: And I own my part in that. But the bottom line is, you’re right. The man you were is gone, maybe forever. And I don’t think it’s in my best interest to stick around to find out. For people who are a little intense about hydration.
Nate: So, you’re still planning to leave?
Elena: Nate, I am not going to put my life on hold to sit around and wait to see if the man that I love is going to disappoint me.
Nate: Disappoint you again, you mean. I don’t know how to stop doing that because nothing I do seems to please you.
Elena: I’m just saying I am going to take that interview.
Nate: Understood. You won’t pump the brakes on your professional ambition to save our relationship, but you forced me to.
Elena: I didn’t force you to do anything. I made a decision to pursue a career opportunity, just like you made a decision to put on a show to try to convince me to change my mind. That was your choice.
Nate: And your choice was to come all the way over to chancellor-winters and interrupt a meeting to announce you were leaving? But you weren’t forcing my hand.
Elena: That was not my intention.
Nate: Of course it was. Why else would you show up the way you did? But I won’t force you to admit it. It was my choice to confess because I thought I was making the choice for both of us. You leaving genoa city — that is all about you and you alone.
Tucker: Uh, I am not the ceo you’re talking about. But it does make me wonder what’s going on at chancellor-winters that would even make it possible for another ceo to take over. Are there significant changes happening at the company?
Devon: Well, you know there’s changes happening at the company ’cause we just merged.
Devon: We’re a brand-new company, essentially. So, yeah, of course, there’s a lot of things still falling into place.
Tucker: Okay. Uh, well, it’s obvious you’re flying blind as to who this person is. I’d like to try to protect you in any way I can, and I have the resources to help. So, why don’t you let me? What can you tell me about this leak? ‘Cause I could put my people on it and uncover whoever and whatever’s at play here.
Devon: No, no, ’cause we have our own people to do that kind of thing. And what information do you imagine you’d find out about our company since you’re not a part of it?
Tucker: [ Chuckling ] Well, I’ve been around the block a few times. Generally, if there’s information to be had, there’s a way to uncover it.
Devon: Right. Well, thank you, but we’re all set.
Tucker: Alright. I just want to help. At the very least, you know, you need to identify and oust this leaker, try to control whatever damage they did to whatever extent you can.
Devon: Yeah, well, that leak has been plugged.
Tucker: Has it? You don’t seem that sure, son. You just say the word. I’ll be right there for you.
Chloe: Why aren’t you more upset about this?
Nick: I’m not surprised adam would do this. I’ve come to expect it from my brother.
Chloe: Well, at the very least, he’s getting sally alone to try to win her back. So I think you should go over there and stop him before he tries to sink his hooks into her. Okay. Fine. I’ll do it.
Nick: No. Chloe, stop. Please don’t do that.
Chloe: Why not? Are you gonna march over there and put an end to this little rendezvous?
Nick: I don’t think either one of us should interfere. I know sally can take care of herself. And who knows? Maybe this is what adam and sally need to either get closure or to…reconnect.
Sally: Fine. Fine. I will have dinner with you.
Adam: Thank you. Okay? I promise you will not regret it.
Sally: I have heard that before.
Sally: [ Sighs ] This is…kind of nice.
Sally: So, where do we start?
Adam: Uh…with appetizers?
Sally: Cute. [ Chuckles ] But I meant, like, I feel like we should just get to it… ’cause [Scoffs] I… might leave here in the next five minutes because I don’t — I don’t know if I’m gonna believe anything that you have to say and I really don’t know if I can ever let you back in.
Adam: Okay. That is fair. I understand that your guard’s up. I know it’s hard to just trust someone again. But I’m hoping that, deep down, you can feel our connection and you know that it is honest. Okay, sally? You see me. You know me. I have shared more with you in a short amount of time than I have ever felt comfortable sharing with anyone. And I think you feel the same way.
Sally: I did. At one point.
Adam: Are you really that attached to someone else so soon? Was it really that easy for you to move on? Some days, it felt like asthma was holding me back.
Sally: I really don’t know how to answer that question. And it actually doesn’t even matter ’cause this isn’t about my feelings for anyone else. I could be seeing any and every other guy in genoa city, and it would have no bearing on the way that I feel about you. The only person that has the power to affect the way that i feel about you is you. You made me feel used, manipulated, and lied to. And I thought we had something special.
Adam: Sally, we did have something special.
Sally: Look, if you want this conversation to be open and honest, it also has to be about accepting that there may be no going back after everything that happened.
Adam: Okay. I accept that. But I am going to prove you wrong.
Chloe: Sally and adam do not need to reconnect, not now or ever.
Nick: Well, I, of course, agree with you. But it is her call.
Chloe: Everything about that relationship is toxic. And sally needs distance and time to heal. And if you’re okay with that, then great, but if this involves some sort of game about you getting back at your brother — let me rephrase that. If you break sally’s heart, I’ll break your legs. Got it?
Nick: I got it. You are a good friend to sally. I’m glad she has you. I don’t know where things stand with us. I would like to find out, but it will be at a pace that sally is comfortable with.
Chloe: You realize you may not get that chance, right? Things might not be going anywhere if adam can successfully work his voodoo on her.
Jack: But if you have no intention of letting him in, why go through with all of this? Wouldn’t it be easier just to ice him out entirely?
Ashley: I have another reason to want to meet with him, jack. I spoke with you about it earlier. Something fishy’s going on with tucker, okay? It has nothing to do with me or his desire to reconnect with his family. I’m more convinced than ever that he had some kind of involvement with diane while she was living in los angeles.
Jack: So, you’re going to use his contrition to get information out of him.
Devon: I need you to know that all this probing and questioning into what’s going on at the company isn’t making me feel very comfortable right now, okay?
Tucker: I’m just concerned for you.
Devon: I — I understand that, but you need to understand that I’m still just taking your word that you’re not the ceo who’s getting information, alright? And I’m not gonna be pulled or pushed into any corners.
Tucker: I’m — [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry. D-did I say or do something to offend you?
Devon: No, you didn’T. It’s me. It’S… this is a lot. It’s a lot to process, finding out something like this.
Devon: It’s got me looking at everybody crazy. I’m sure you can understand that. I appreciate you wanting to help me, but I’m gonna take care of this myself — ’cause personal issues are one thing, business is a different thing. I know you understand that as a businessman.
Tucker: I do. I do.
Tucker: Yes, I’m a businessman, but I’m also your father. And these days, you know what being a father means.
Elena: Maybe I am being selfish going to baltimore. But you’ve been going through so many changes. And as much as I’d like to be there by your side, I think this is something that you need to do alone.
Nate: I thought our relationship meant more to you than this.
Elena: It used to mean everything. But it has been excruciating watching you struggle through this moral dilemma. And I have tried to support you in the best way that I could, but I think I just need to realize that the man that I’ve been holding on to is not the man who’s standing in front of me.
Nate: Hey… sit. I’m sorry that things have gotten so contentious between us.
[ Sighs ] I don’t know how we got here. But I still believe we can fix this.
Elena: I can’t see how.
Nate: We can get out of this place we’re in if we do it together because we are stronger united than we are apart. Because I’m still the same man who you fell in love with, the man who wants… nothing more…
[ Breathes deeply ] …Than for you to come back home.
Elena: [ Voice breaking ] I don’t know, nate.
Nate: Remember us. Huh? Remember us. You’re all I have. Don’t go. Please stay.
Elena: [ Gasps ] So, you’re 45.
“The young and the restless”
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Elena: I’m not doing this because I want to. I am doing this because I feel like I have to. You need to figure out who you are.
Nate: I know who I am.
Elena: I don’t think you do. Because you still don’t understand that everything that’s happened to you is a direct result of your choices. And it doesn’t matter how many times I tell you. What matters is that you know that what you did was wrong. I tried to talk through this with you. I wanted to work on our relationship. Why do you think I went on board with the podcast for chancellor-winters? It was because I wanted to be closer to you.
Nate: I know that. I was looking forward to working side by side again, collaborating as a team like we used to.
Elena: Nate, it all sounds good in theory. But we haven’t been a team in a long time. And I just don’t see a future with you anymore.
Jack: What makes you think that diane and tucker were in cahoots in L.A.? And, frankly, what business is it of yours what diane did with her time there?
Ashley: It’s my business because she’s involved with my family — you, kyle, and harrison. And I’m just as protective of you as you are of me, whether you like it or not.
Jack: Boy, digging up dirt on diane seems to be genoa city’s new favorite pastime. So, what have you found out?
Ashley: Nikki told me something she found out when she was in los angeles last week. Apparently, diane was seen in the company of a very wealthy, bentley-driving gentleman while she was living there.
Jack: Diane was gone for years. She has every right to be involved with anyone she wants to, including someone of means.
Ashley: You don’t think it’s a little odd that tucker shows up in genoa city with the same make and model bentley as a gift for diane’s son?
Tucker: It was also a gift for phyllis’s daughter. Does that make phyllis part of tucker’s conspiracy? I’m just saying this is all conjecture on your part. There’s no real evidence here. You and nikki are working very hard to ruin someone’s life.
Ashley: Wow. How deep has diane gotten under your skin?
Jack: [ Sighs ]
I need you to need me
with your love, my heart’s complete
no one said it’d be easy
I’ll be here by your side
love for you I can’t deny
would you mind if I stayed the night?
Let me love you
let me love you
Sally: Filet mignon, medium rare. Good choice.
Adam: You liked it?
Sally: You know I did. A good steak —
Adam: Ah! Can end any feud. I remember. I miss this. You know, not just the relationship or the romance, but the, um, friendship. You know? I could always count on you as a confidante. You were, um, a true friend to me. And believe it or not, i actually don’t have many of those.
Sally: Yeah, well [Sighs] That makes two of us. I miss our friendship, too. You saw things in me that no one else ever did.
Adam: No, I could see how amazing you were from the moment we met, long before we started seeing each other, before I saw you through a lens of love. Now I can’t see you through anything else.
Sally: Yeah, well… that was before.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Yep. Before I blew everything up with a series of very foolish mistakes.
[ Sighs ] Look, I’m not using this as an excuse, but I’ve gotten pretty used to having nobody to trust. And when I finally realized that I finally found someone that i could, I was filled, sally, with this overbearing desire to protect you. I mean, not only from the backlash that I’m sure was gonna come from my family, but from the damage that I’ve historically done to the people who care about me. And [Sighs] Once I finally realized the terrible mistake that I had made, all I wanted to do was to keep you safe. So I pushed you as far away as possible. I chased you away and hurt you in ways that I have spent long nights regretting. It’s in ways that I can never take back. And I want you to know that I am truly, deeply sorry for lying to you, for hurting you… and for loving you.
Sally: Loving me?
Adam: If I never would have fallen in love with you, we wouldn’t be where we are now, sally. Okay, I need you to know, as much as I treasure the memories of all the joyous times we spent together, I would have given it all up if it meant that I never caused you a moment of pain.
Sally: Thank you for saying that. But I wouldn’t trade a single day that we spent together, despite all of the pain. I could never regret anything that gave me so much… and felt so good. Maybelline new york’s instant eraser
Nick: Yes, I, uh — I would like to, uh, see where our friendship goes, um, but I would be an idiot to ignore the fact that the adam and sally chapter isn’t completely closed.
Chloe: Well, it should be. Slammed shut.
Nick: Maybe. But I’ve heard from both adam and sally. There are conflicting feelings from both sides, and those are feelings that sally needs to work through before we go any further. Because one thing I am not on the fence about is — if we’re going to take our relationship to another level, she’s got to be completely sure that she wants to be with just me.
Chloe: Yeah, I get that. You don’t want to be involved with someone who’s still hung up on someone else. But I think you’re underestimating how difficult a time sally’s had letting go of adam and how hard adam fights for something he wants.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah, possibly. But maybe you’re not giving sally enough credit for how well she can assert or stand up for herself. Or maybe you’re giving adam too much credit for how strong his hold is on her.
Sally: Here’s to great conversations.
Adam: To great friendships.
Sally: To honesty and transparency.
Adam: Mm-hmm. And an amazing future.
[ Glasses clink ]
Sally: [ Chuckles ]
Adam: I know you think i can’t understand what this has been like for you and I don’t get what you’re struggling with, but I think I do.
Sally: You’ve been doing a lot of thinking, huh? Please enlighten me, oh, wise one.
Adam: I know you may think you have feelings for nick, but he’s just a way to help you forget what you and I have.
Sally: So, this is about nick.
Adam: No. It’s — no, it’s not. What — what I meant to say is —
Sally: No, I know — I know what you meant because you — you — you said it. You opened your mouth. The words came out. So, thank you for being honest. I mean, everybody knows your history with your brother. I mean, is this really even about me, or is this just about beating nick? He can get some good job at newman, but you could stop him from getting me? Did you mean anything that you just said? Or is this some power move to best nick and win me back like some kind of prize?
Jack: Diane has not gotten under my skin. I’m just not willing to accept that she and tucker have some kind of partnership in who knows what because they both happened to live in L.A. And had a passing acquaintance with bentleys. It’s too big a stretch. And how does that connect them? And to what end?
Ashley: I don’t know, but nikki and I are gonna find out.
Jack: I don’t like where this is going. You two are trying to ruin diane.
Ashley: You can’t ruin somebody if they haven’t done anything wrong, right?
Jack: You could do a lot of damage along the way. My principal concern is kyle. He finally has a decent relationship with his mother. I’m not gonna let that implode because of unproven accusations. You said you and I have the same thing in mind. We want to protect our family. Fine. I’m telling you — don’t do anything to hurt my son.
Devon: I’m gonna take off. And I apologize for just barging the way I did, okay?
Tucker: No, no, no. Listen. You’re always welcome here. Always. Next time, bring dominic, damn it. I want to meet my grandson.
Devon: Since you say you understand how personal fatherhood is to me these days, I want your word as a father and as a grandfather now that you’re telling me the truth about chancellor-winters.
Tucker: You have my word. I would never make any kind of business play that might harm you or jeopardize our relationship in any way.
[ Door closes ] (Vo) at the tidy cats innovation lab.
Elena: I made up my mind. I’m going to baltimore. I think it’s the best thing for me right now. And even if I don’t get the job, I think I need to be alone for a bit. You probably should be, too.
Nate: Got it.
Elena: I will call you when i get back into town, and we can arrange for me to get my stuff. I’ll probably do it while you’re at work.
Nate: I won’t be at work. I was fired, remember?
Elena: Not because of me.
[ Sighs ]
[ Door closes ]
Nate: [ Sighs heavily ] Victoria, it’s nate. We need to meet. There’s been a development, and, um, it’s not good.
Ashley: I would never do anything to hurt kyle. You know that.
Jack: I am just telling you to slow down. You are jumping from one conclusion to another.
Ashley: I — let’s talk about this little bit later, okay?
Tucker: Hey. Sorry I’m late. My sincere apologies. There was an emergency with devon, and I couldn’t get away.
Ashley: Oh. Is dominic okay?
Tucker: Oh, no, it had nothing to do with him.
Ashley: Oh. Thank goodness. Uh, actually, I think you did us both a favor by being late. Um, this dinner would have been a massive waste of time because I wasn’t gonna give you the benefit of the doubt, tucker. I was just gonna give you enough rope to hang yourself. And you gave me enough time to realize that I didn’t want to stoop to that kind of childish behavior, so —
Tucker: Wait a minute. Wait. Wait. Wait. Please.
Ashley: No. I’m sure I’ll see you around.
Jack: Does this mean you’re letting go of what we discussed earlier?
Ashley: Not a chance. I’ll see you later, boys.
Tucker: She’s something else, isn’t she?
Jack: She’s out of your league.
Tucker: [ Chuckles ] Always nice to see you, jack.
Jack: Stay. Have a seat. We need to talk.
Adam: Look, I want a time machine to go back five minutes to take back what I said, okay? This has nothing to do with nick. This is about me and you. But I can’t pretend not to know that you’re involved with somebody else. I mean, both of you have admitted it to me, sally, and i can’t not address the elephant in the room — that you’ve moved on.
Sally: I moved on because you dumped me. Oh, my god. To think I almost fell for this ruse. I almost got lulled back into some false sense of security and nostalgia, all so you can accomplish some sort of agenda of yours yet again?
Sally: No, that is not what I am doing, sally. I don’t want to do anything else to hurt you. All I want to do is make you happy.
Sally: No, you don’T. You just can’t stand the fact that I’m with someone else. And the worst part is that that person is your brother.
Next week on “the young and the restless”…
Summer: I want to know what’s going on between you and my dad, why you’re spending time together outside of the office.
Christine: I have news. Good news.
Victoria: I’m gonna find you a suitable position here. Chancellor-winters’ loss is newman’s gain.