Y&R Transcript Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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Adam: Hey, bud. I’m so sorry. I got caught up at work, and I lost track of time. How you doing?

Connor: I’m fine. Sally’s been here.

Adam: Thank you for, um, texting me. I appreciate it. I’ve, uh, got it from here.

Sally: Okay.

Adam: So, what have you been doing? You working on some homework?

Connor: No. I forgot my backpack in mom’s car.

Adam: Oh. Well, we can get that later.

Sally: I guess I should get going, but thank you for keeping me company, connor. I enjoyed hanging out with you.

Connor: Me too.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Adam: What are you drinking?

Connor: Hot chocolate.

Adam: Ah.

Billy: I am still in shock about nate they did. I can only imagine how you feel.

Lily: Yeah. I feel confused, you know? Betrayed. I think it’s gonna take me a while to wrap my head around the fact that my own cousin was willing to hand over our family business to another ceo.

Billy: You know, I would expect something like this from adam, but not a decent guy like nate.

Lily: Yeah. I wonder if I even really know him, which is crazy. I mean, we — we grew up together.

Billy: Lily, don’t second-guess yourself about this, okay? I mean, I’m not gonna try and understand what he was thinking throughout this whole process, but if this is truly between him and devon, it’s got nothing to do with you.

Lily: You know, what hurts the most is that [Scoffs] I really believed that our family wasn’t like the newmans. You know? Or the abbotts. I mean, no offense.

Billy: None taken.

Lily: [ Sighs ] But I guess we’re no better than anyone else, you know? Or maybe chancellor-winters just changed us for the worse.

Billy: I am so sorry. I really wish that I could solve all your problems for you. Of course, there is one thing i can do. I could stick around until the ipo goes through, if we still decide to go through with that.

Lily: No, no, no, no, no. It’s up in the air. Devon’s opposed to it. I don’t know how jill feels about it.

Billy: Well, I am worried about the public perception once everyone finds out that nate’s been fired and if I’m walking away. And I want to be here to support you.

Lily: Thank you. I appreciate that. But I will figure it out.

Billy: Of course you will. You always do. But it wouldn’t be just for you. I mean, it would be me supporting my mother, as well. She co-owns this company, and it’s in flux. So maybe it is best if I stick around, at least till everything sorts itself out.

Nate: All I wanted when i joined chancellor-winters was a chance to be an active contributor, with ideas that could be implemented, and given a chance to become a success. But you were never going to allow that. So there was only one way for me to prove myself and really have a hand in things. When the opportunity arose, I grabbed it.

Devon: Nate, you grabbed an opportunity to stab the people in the back that gave you the space to even dream on that level.

Nate: That’s because i realized there was no actual opportunities for me at chancellor-winters. And why is that? You don’t know how to manage people.

Devon: Well, that’s the thing about opinions — because i never had an issue with managing anybody before you. And my track record speaks for itself. I’ve actually achieved a lot of the success you say you want, and the difference is I’ve actually done it.

Nate: You know, I’d like to talk to some of your employees, see how they feel about your management style, because, if you ask me, I’d say you don’t know how to delegate. You refuse to trust anyone’s business sense unless it’s your own. And in your mind, no answer is right unless it’s coming from you.

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Devon: I swear, I feel like you’re messing with me at this point — ’cause I know you’re not dumb. I know you understand how hierarchy works. A boss can take input from the people that work for them, they can listen to their ideas, but at the end of the day, they make the final decision and everybody has to be okay with it. And if they’re not, they can leave, like you did.

Nate: Hmm. Your ego is shining through and through.

Devon: How’s my ego shining? What happened to the nate that came begging for his job back, saying that he understood his role in the company and he knew what he did wrong and yadda, yadda, yadda. Where’s that guy at? Oh, I know what happened to him. He never existed in the first place because the only reason you came back was to get information so you can screw over your family.

Nate: This was always about business. It was never personal.

Devon: How do you figure it’s not personal, nate? How do you figure? Lily and don’t trust you anymore. So, that’s your family. Elena’s been staying in a hotel. I heard from memorial that she took time off to leave town. So, there’s your girl. That’s your family and your girl. It doesn’t get much more personal than that.

Nate: How would you know elena left town? What, are you victor newman now, hmm, hiring private investigators to stalk people? Now that I think about it, that sounds about right because you crave nothing more than control. Does amanda know you’re stalking your ex? Because I’m sure she wouldn’t like that.

Devon: Do you hear how you sound right now?

Nate: That’s not an answer.

Devon: It doesn’t deserve an answer. It’s as ridiculous as you are. You’re clearly mad at the world, nate, and it’s affecting every part of your life. You’ve alienated your family, you’re on the verge of losing your girlfriend, and it’s all because of decisions that you chose to make all by yourself, on your own. And yet you have the nerve to stand here in front of me and talk like you’re a victim.

[ Door closes ]

Sally: Hey.

Nick: Hey.

Sally: I was just going over the contracts for the licensing deal.

Nick: Cool. I’m not here to check up on you, just so you know.

Sally: I know. I didn’t think you were.

Nate: Unless there’s something I need to know about the contracts.

Sally: There’s not.

Nick: Alright. See ya.

Sally: Oh, wait. Actually, um, there is something, but it’s not about the deal. It’s about your daughter. Summer came by to see me earlier.

Nick: Yeah. I, uh — I saw her at society. She’s had a busy day.

Sally: I’m guessing we had similar conversations?

Nick: Probably.

Sally: According to her, you deserve better than me.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry about that.

Sally: It’s understandable. And actually kind of sweet the way she’s so protective of you.

Nick: Eh, that’s not cool. She crossed the line.

Sally: Okay. But there was definitely part of me that was tempted to let her have it. But I took the high road, and I told her that we were just… friends.

Nick: Yup. That’s what I told her, too.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Lily: Look, I understand and I respect your reasons for wanting to stay on, but you have been wanting to leave chancellor-winters for a while, and I don’t want to hold you back from what’s coming next for you.

Billy: You’re not. But I am a little bit worried about the optics, what people are gonna think if I walk away in the middle of all this.

Lily: Look, it’s fine. We don’t have to make a formal announcement about it, you know? You can just step away and — and move on, you know? And in that way, there’s no public concern of the stability of the company.

Billy: I just hate the thought of leaving you to deal with this on your own.

Lily: Billy, this is what i want, okay? And I want this for you. You deserve to find your path the way that I found mine. Besides, you’re still coming home to me, right? You’re not leaving me.

Billy: No, I’m not, and coming home to you will be the best part of my day every day.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] At some point, though, we will have to let jill know that you’re stepping away eventually.

Billy: Yeah, I know. But it’s best not to do that today. I think we need to focus on putting this nate-fueled ipo fire out. I e-mailed my mom and told her what happened. I have a feeling she’s not gonna take the news very well.

Adam: I, uh, overheard you and sally talking when I came in, connor. Can I ask you why you told mom you saw me inside? I know she wouldn’t want you to be here alone if she knew nobody was waiting for you.

Connor: It wasn’t a big deal. I’m old enough to wait alone.

Adam: Yeah, I know you’re not a little kid anymore. But you know mom, too. She wouldn’t want you to be here by yourself, not because she doesn’t think you can handle it, but because moms are super protective like that. We just want to make sure that you’re safe. Both your mom and I — we love you more than anything in this world.

Connor: You’re wrong.

Adam: What do you mean?

Connor: Mom doesn’t love me as much as she used to. If she did, she wouldn’t be acting the way she is. I brought in ensure max protein

Adam: Why would you think mom loves you any less? How is she acting?

Connor: She always seems sad now. Or she’s trying to prove she’s not sad.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Hey, it has nothing to do with you.

Connor: It feels like it does. She feels far away. Why is it so hard for her to just love me?

Adam: Listen. I-I promise you that you are mom’s heart and soul. She’s just going through a rough time right now. And I know it can be hard to be on the other side of that. And I am so sorry that you are feeling what you’re feeling.

Connor: I don’t know how to make it better.

Adam: It’s not your job to do that.

Connor: This has to do with johnny, right? She’s been like this since she told him he’s my brother.

Adam: It’s — it’s a little complicated, and it’s probably gonna take some time for us to get used to the new family dynamic.

Connor: Mom wants us to be one big family, but we already are family. We don’t need johnny.

Adam: You’re right. We are a family, connor. And your mother knows that, too.

Connor: No, she doesn’T. Johnny has his own family. If she misses him so much, she never should have given him up in the first place.

Sally: One thing you should know — I saw adam, too, and he looked like he had had a long night with a bottle or two of champagne.

Nick: Yeah. I saw him on the rooftop this morning.

Sally: You went looking for him?

Nick: Yeah. I wasn’t looking for trouble. I just wanted to talk to him.

Sally: How did that go?

Nick: He was, uh, pissed off and hungover. But beneath the anger and all the drinking, obviously he’s in a lot of pain. He, uh, brought up the two of us spending time together. It’s taken a toll on him.

Sally: Yeah, I got that sense, too. I’m sorry about that, but it doesn’t change anything.

Nick: It’s clearly taking a toll on you, as well.

Nate: This isn’t about elena or me. This is about you and the way you need to keep everyone under your thumb.

Devon: Hmm.

Nate: The second you lose a little control, you get all anxious and aggressive. You think you have the right to drastically change everyone else’s life, but nobody could ever have a say in yours.

Devon: And who’s everyone, nate? ‘Cause the only person whose life I tried to change for the better was yours by bringing you into chancellor-winters.

Nate: After you took away my old life.

Devon: Okay.

Nate: Mm.

Devon: So we’re back to this?

Nate: Yeah.

Devon: You haven’t forgiven me for your hand.

Nate: That’s right. I probably never will forgive you for what happened to my hand. You can’t understand that because it didn’t happen to you.

Devon: Well, hey, you know what did happen to me? You had sex with my girlfriend.

Nate: And in return, you took away my career, my purpose, my passion, and my drive. You dragged me to a place of uncertainty and depression. Yet and still, I wanted to forgive you. I tried so hard to let go of all that pain and anger. And — and for a while, i thought it was working. I was with the woman I love.

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Nate: And you built a life with amanda. I figured holding on to all that resentment wasn’t serving anyone.

Devon: Yeah, but you clearly didn’T. You just let it grow.

Nate: No. No. Actually, it came back because of you. Being offered a place at chancellor-winters reinvigorated my hope and solidified my resolve to finally forgive and move on. I wanted to give that coo job everything I had. I wanted to put all my lost passion into something new and exciting. But what did you do? Stopped me at every turn. Wouldn’t allow me to do my job. This isn’t just about me. There’s something deep going on inside you, maybe something you won’t let yourself admit or — or haven’t realized.

Devon: [ Scoffs ]

Billy: I am not looking forward to this.

Lily: No, it is not gonna be pleasant, but we’ll get through it.

Billy: Yes, we will.

Lily: Hi, jill.

Billy: Hey, mom.

Jill: Don’t you “hi, mom” me, billy. I am not in the mood for polite conversation. I want to know how in the hell you let this thing happen with nate right under your noses.

Lily: It was a very unfortunate turn of events and something I would have never suspected from nate.

Jill: You didn’t know how sneaky and conniving your cousin was?

Billy: Okay, that is below the belt.

Jill: You know, when I agreed to your idea of merging chancellor and hamilton-winters to create a family company, i never dreamed that your family would be the downfall of your legacy, lily.

Lily: Nate will not lead to my downfall or the company’S.

Jill: Oh, I hope you’re right. You know, your determination was part of the reason why I put you in charge. I have to admit that I’m kicking myself, too. I think I have pretty good instincts with people. But I never saw nate as a threat. Although I have an excuse. I did not work with the man in the office day in and day out. You two did. So, again, I will ask you. How in the hell did you let this happen? Vicks vapostick.

Billy: I can assure you that lily is not sleeping on the job in any way, shape, or form, if that’s what you’re implying. Yes, there has been some tension between devon and nate, but lily has done everything she can to keep the peace, both balancing this company and her family.

Jill: Well, whatever approach she’s been taking obviously hasn’t been working, has it?

Billy: Well, it’s like you said — you haven’t been around to witness any of it, right? So you’re gonna to trust our account of things.

Lily: Billy, I appreciate you coming to my defense, but I am the ceo of chancellor-winters, and there are no excuses.

Adam: Giving up johnny — it was — it was a hard decision for your mother to make. It was all about trying to do what’s best for him. And your mother — she wasn’t in a place where she could give him the kind of life that she wanted. So she stepped back and she let aunt victoria be the mother that johnny needed.

Connor: It doesn’t make sense. Either you love someone enough to take care of them or you don’T.

Adam: It’s just… it’s not always that simple, connor.

Connor: Why didn’t she just give me to aunt victoria, too?

Adam: [ Sighs ] Y-your mother, she worked really hard to provide for you in the right way. And unfortunately, she was not in the position to do that for johnny when he was born. And not to mention, I would never allow you to be raised by somebody else if I was in a position to take care of you.

Connor: So, it was because of you.

Adam: No. No. We both wanted to raise you. We were overjoyed when you came into our lives, connor, okay? I know this news is a big shock. There’s a lot of changing in the family history that’s hard to get your head around. I mean, I had the same kind of thing happen when I found out your grandpa was my father. So I know how jarring it can be. But the one thing that will never change is how much your mom and I love you, okay? I’m your father, and I’m always gonna be here for you. You can talk to me as often as you want, anytime. Okay? If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s secrets can cause harm to people. And that’s why your mother decided to tell you and johnny — because she did not want this secret to harm you down the road. You understand?

Connor: Okay.

Sally: [ Sighs ] Maybe you’re right that this is taking a toll on me. But on top of adam’s latest stunt, in the aftermath, I ran into connor at the coffeehouse.

Nick: You mean connor and adam.

Sally: No. Connor was by himself. Chelsea and adam had a misunderstanding, sort of. So I just kept connor company until adam showed up.

Nick: There’s a lot going on with the family right now. It’s probably hard for him to process it all.

Sally: Yeah, but adam being late definitely didn’t help. Connor deserves two loving, stable parents, and I can’t help but feel partially responsible if adam is falling short in some way.

Nick: You know, I love my nephew. He is a great kid, and I’m sorry he’s going through that. But, sally, you are not responsible for adam’s behavior, alright? Whether he’s a good dad or not is completely up to him.

Sally: But he doesn’t live in a vacuum. On some level, I do feel like i am partially to blame, and i know that connor thinks so, too.

Nick: Why would you say that?

Sally: Because he told me.

Devon: I’ll tell you what I’m not gonna do, and that’s stand here and let you make this about me — ’cause from day one, you have never been able to admit the fact or accept the fact that you’re a novice at chancellor-winters and you don’t have any experience.

Nate: Don’t act like I was a nepotism hire, not when I had other executive job offers.

Devon: From who? Don’t walk away from me. Who? Who are you talking about? Ashland locke? You think the guy that was using you to help scam people into believing he had cancer was excited about hiring you because of, what, your impressive résumé?

Nate: Wow. You want to take the gloves off? Let’s take the gloves off.

Devon: Sure.

Nate: Would you even be ceo if you hadn’t inherited a billion dollars to launch a company? Talk about starting on the mountaintop.

Devon: And do you know how many companies I worked for before I got that inheritance? I didn’t think you did. I had a track record back then. You don’t have one now. And you know something? That’s on me for handing you a coo job with that being the case. That’s my one mistake.

Nate: Your one mistake? Sure. Keep telling yourself that.

Devon: You know what? You’re right. Two mistakes. My second one was assuming that you were gonna approach a high-level job like this with some humility and maybe some intelligence even.

Nate: What did you want me to do? Call you sir, huh?

Devon: Come on.

Nate: Bow down to you like you were royalty?

Devon: Nate —

Nate: Would that have shown appropriate deference?

Devon: Don’t be dumb, man. Don’t be dumb. You know damn well the only thing I ever wanted from you was to respect my final word. And you couldn’t do that. You were too arrogant to see you weren’t qualified or to realize that when you make a big career change — I don’t know — maybe you got to take a step back for a second and learn the ropes. Wait for your time.

Nate: The time was never gonna come.

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Nate: None of this would have gone so far if you would have just been open to hearing my ideas, if you would have just loosened up your grip on the reins.

Devon: Nate, if I would have loosened up my grip on the reins, you would have run the business that neil and I built into the ground.

Nate: It’s not yours and neil’s business anymore. It’s yours and jill’S. And lily is jill’s ceo.

Devon: Oh, so you do understand hierarchy. I thought you might. And let me break this down for you so you understand it, okay? Half the company is called winters, as in neil winters. So a part of it is always gonna be his. And I had the privilege of learning from him firsthand. I got to see his example, and he set a standard of professionalism that you would never understand. And we had a partnership that someone like you can never even aspire to have.

Nate: Wow. So, is that what this is all about? That nobody can ever live up to neil? You can’t get past your partnership you had with your father.

Jill: Nate showed his hand when he got upset on the call with you. But we just assumed that it was a personal dispute between him and devon and that it wouldn’t bleed over into business.

Jill: Except it did.

Billy: Yeah, we know that now.

Lily: Yes, and he apologized, and we gave him another chance because his apology seemed sincere.

Jill: Because he’s family.

Lily: I guess so. And that’s my mistake, and i take full responsibility for it. But let me just say this. The ipo hasn’t happened, right? And nate has been fired. So the risk of him selling shares to whoever he was colluding with is done. They’ll no longer be able to have majority share of the company. So no permanent damage has been done…yet.

Sally: Connor brought up how much adam used to smile when we were together. And when I first showed up at crimson lights, he thought maybe I was there to pick him up, adam and I had reunited, and he was just hoping that it might get his dad smiling again.

Nick: Sorry. Uh, kids tend to make sense of things the only way they know how, and it’s not always accurate. You know, a lot’s happened since you and adam got together, and then you broke up. With the family and the business, it’s not necessarily about you.

Sally: Yeah, I’m — I’m sure you’re right. But I just have to assume that adam getting drunk last night was because I rejected him. But I just — I can’t — I just can’t ignore the impact that I’ve had on him and, as a result, connor.

Nick: Sally, I — I really think you’re taking this logic too far. Adam’s a grown man.

Sally: I’m aware. And I know that he’s not my responsibility. But I just really hate to watch him suffer, especially when my life and my career is going so well.

Connor: Mom is different now. She’d probably be happier if she had kept johnny.

Adam: Mnh, no, that is not true, connor.

Connor: It’s like I’m not enough anymore. If she can’t have johnny around, she doesn’t want anybody.

Adam: Connor, that is not true.

Chelsea: Hey, guys. I realized you were gonna need this, or else you can’t do your homework. Maybe that’s what you were hoping for, huh? Um…connor, why don’t you, uh, go pick out a pastry so I can talk to your dad for a minute?

Adam: It’s okay. How much did you overhear?

Chelsea: Uh, just that my son doesn’t think he’s good enough for me [Sighs] Which I will fix. I — I’m — I’m gonna fix that. I’m gonna make this right.

Adam: I don’t think that’s gonna be as easy as it sounds.

Chelsea: I know you’re furious and that you probably blame me.

Adam: Look, blame is not going to help anybody right now, but connor is upset. He’s trying to process things a kid his age doesn’t know how to make sense of. So I think we need to bring in a professional to help our family deal with this information about johnny.

Chelsea: I know what that person’s gonna say — that i messed everything up and it’s all my fault.

Adam: I don’t think that that is going to happen. A good therapist wouldn’t talk that way. But we need an outside opinion for connor.

Chelsea: Okay. You’re right.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Chelsea: You’re right. I just — I feel ashamed. I had the best of intentions, and I failed miserably.

Adam: No, this isn’t about failure. In fact, finding a way to move on from this is the opposite of that.

Chelsea: Well, I’ll do whatever I have to do for connor’s sake. But in the meantime, I was hoping you could help me with something.

Jill: I appreciate your focus and your willingness to take responsibility for what happened and your problem-solving attitude that you’re adopting.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Billy: It’s victoria.

Lily: Do you have to leave?

Billy: [ Sighs ] We had plans to spend some time together with the kids at the park. I can tell her I’m busy if you think that’s the best thing to do.

Jill: Oh, no, no, no. We can handle it from here. You go hug my grandchildren for me.

Lily: Yeah. Go.

Billy: I’ll catch up with you as soon as I’m done, okay?

Jill: So, lily, you said there had been no damage yet, and that implies that there still could be some. What else are you concerned about?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Nick: It’s obvious, sally, you have some unresolved emotions that you need to work through.

Sally: I’m not gonna argue that point. I thought I was in a better place and that I was fully ready to move on from adam. Look, I love spending time with you, nick, but —

Nick: Hey. You don’t have to finish that. The last thing I ever wanted was to make things more difficult or complicated for you. Whatever is happening here with us, it needs to happen at a pace you’re completely comfortable with. If at all. I just don’t want to make anything harder for you or — or adam…or me. For what it’s worth, um, when i talked to adam this morning, it seems like he’s really heartbroken. I know his feelings for you are genuine. I also know he really, really regrets pushing the woman that he loves out of his life.

Adam: Whatever you need, I’m here. So, what can I do to help?

Chelsea: You can give me your support, not your judgment.

Adam: At what point in any of this have I judged you?

Chelsea: You don’t have to say it, adam. It’s written all over your face.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Chelsea, I really hope you can find a way to stop looking at me as the enemy. We’re on the same team.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Connor: Can you take me home now, dad? You said I could go riding later at the ranch.

Adam: Sure. Yeah. Let’s go.

Chelsea: Did you find anything you want to eat? I can get you something for the car ride home.

Connor: No, thank you.

Chelsea: Okay. Connor? I love you.

Connor: Love you. Suffering from sinus congestion, especially at night?

Connor: Are you saying you want to be family with johnny now, want to be his mother all of a sudden? Why? Did I do something wrong?

Chelsea: No. Connor, no. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am so proud of you. I’m so proud to be your mom. None of that’s changed. I-I thought you’d see this as a good thing.

Connor: Are you serious right now? What’s good about it?

Chelsea: Well, it’s a way to get closer to johnny. You know, you can get to know him better as brothers.

Connor: I don’t get it. Why are you making it sound like this is about me? It’s about you.

Billy: Hey there. You’ve been on my mind. How you doing?

Chelsea: Um, I’m sick of feeling sorry for myself. I’ve decided I’m not gonna let a string of bad luck grind me into the ground anymore.

Billy: Well, that’s good. I’m glad to hear that. I hope you can stay strong.

Chelsea: I am. Thanks.

Billy: Listen, chels, um, I’m pulling for you. But right now, victoria and johnny and katie are on the way to the park, and, uh, it’s probably best that you’re not around.

Chelsea: Right. Right. Okay. Thanks for the heads-up.

Nick: I realize adam has lost a lot. Most of that’s his fault. But, sally, if you are conflicted, then I got to step away. It’s not doing anyone any good for me to be in the middle of this. I mean, even when we try to be levelheaded, like last night at the coffeehouse, it just gives away to…the attraction.

Sally: Yeah, I guess we’re better at managing business than our emotions.

Nick: Yeah. It’s clear we have chemistry. A lot of it.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: But that’s not enough.

Sally: Yeah. It doesn’t change the fact that I need to figure out what i want.

Lily: My other major concern is tucker. Devon and I have suspicions as to why he’s really back in genoa city. He says that it’s to reconnect with devon or meet dominic and maybe make amends with ashley, but we’re not really buying it.

Jill: Mm. Good call. There’s always something else brewing when it comes to that man.

Lily: Exactly. So, you know, even if he’s not the ceo that nate has been conspiring with, that means that there’s still someone else out there looking for another way in. So, there are sharks in the water. And whether that’s tucker alone, tucker with other people, or someone else entirely, I want to make sure that we’re not caught with our eyes closed again.

Jill: My priorities haven’t changed. You were correct when you said that with nate out, there is no one on the team who would sell their shares, giving an outsider a majority control. So I have every intention of moving forward with the ipo, and I certainly hope that you and devon are on board. And now that we know that there’s a business predator out there, we just have to figure out who that is.

Nate: Do you think that by allowing someone else in, letting them grow and shine, that you’re somehow betraying your father?

Devon: I think you’re looking for something that isn’t there. That’s what I think.

Nate: Maybe. But if it does ring true in any way, I can understand. I know how hard it is to let go.

Devon: Okay, we’re done, nate.

Nate: No, devon, hold on. Neil wouldn’t want you holding on to his ghost. He’d want you to move forward and allow yourself and the company to be the best version–

Devon: I don’t need to hear what you think my dad would want ’cause you don’t have any idea what he would want. You don’t know what mattered to him. You don’t know what was important to him. I do. And what he cared about more than anything in the world was his family, and that’s the thing that you betrayed. He would never forgive you if he were alive.

[ Sighs heavily ]

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