Young & The Restless Transcript
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Lily: What do you think about getting out of here and going back to our place?
Billy: I knew it.
Lily: You knew what?
Billy: Well, you were gonna get me on the dance floor and you were gonna want to take me home.
Lily: Oh, really? Or maybe I just want to take you home so you can stop embarrassing yourself.
Billy: “Potayto,” “potahtoe.”
Lily: [ Laughs ]
Billy: [ Sighs ]
Lily: What? What’s wrong?
Lily: Look, if you are still worried about chancellor-winters and leaving, don’t be, okay? I know that devon’s upset, but he’ll get over it.
Billy: That’s not what it is.
Lily: Well, then what is it?
Billy: You’re probably not gonna want to hear this, but I’m worried about chelsea. I’m not sure if you saw the way she bolted out of here.
Lily: No, I didn’t see ’cause I was busy enjoying our dance. But I guess you were watching chelsea.
Billy: Well, she’s a mess, lily, and I am concerned about her.
Lily: Okay. What do you think she’s gonna do?
Billy: I don’t know. But she was talking to adam, and I’m sure he said something that upset her because that’s what he does.
Lily: Well, maybe she went to go make a call and needed privacy. I mean, you’re jumping to conclusions.
Billy: Maybe, but I would feel a lot better if I knew that she came back here safely, at least for my peace of mind.
Lily: Yeah. Okay. Let’s finish our drinks.
[ Knock on door ]
Victoria: [ Gasps ]
Nate: Trick or treat.
[ Chuckles ]
Victoria: Nate. Happy halloween.
[ Chuckles ] Come on in.
Nate: Thanks. You know, I almost forgot it was halloween until I saw your security guard downstairs dressed as frankenstein.
Victoria: Oh, yes, that’s — that’s donny. The only problem is he dresses that way year round.
Nate: Well, it’s good to see someone with holiday spirit. I’ve been wrapped up in my own head lately.
Victoria: Yes, you have had a lot to think about.
Nate: But I don’t want to get in the way of your plans. We can do this tomorrow if you have to get back home to your kids.
Victoria: Oh, no, no, no. No, they’re — the kids are occupied. That’s why I reached out to you and suggested that we meet tonight. So, I’m glad you could do it. Let’s do it. Have a seat.
Victoria: I hope that you’re here because you cannot wait to tell me, “yes, victoria, I want to be the ceo of newman media.”
Actually, I’m here to say, “no, victoria, I can’t accept your offer.”
Chelsea: [ Gasps ] Skin feeling dry? Swipe it away.
Victoria: I’m a little surprised you’re turning down my job offer. I can only imagine the reason that you have declined is because you’ve patched things up with devon and you’re heading back to chancellor-winters. Am I right?
Nate: Not exactly. There hasn’t been a patching-up of any kind.
Victoria: Oh. Well, that’s too bad because if you had worked things out with him, I would — I would begrudgingly congratulate you and accept your decision.
Nate: Right before you made me the offer, I did seek out devon to try to talk about things. I thought we were making some headway, but he made it clear he no longer trusts me.
Victoria: I hate to see that kind of rift within a family. But if you’re not going back to chancellor-winters, why not join us at newman media?
Nate: I’ve given it a lot of thought. There’s a lot to like about your offer.
Victoria: I should say so.
Nate: But ultimately, I’m worried about how me taking this job might affect you.
Victoria: Me? [ Chuckles ] Well, now I’m totally confused.
Nate: I’m afraid of how it would look. If you hire me to run newman media, ousting sally spectra in the process, people are gonna know you were the ceo I was giving information to. Devon, lily, jill — they’ll all connect the dots.
Victoria: That’s certainly a possibility.
Nate: And after everything else that’s gone wrong with this botched deal, I don’t want them to put a target on your back.
Lily: Hello? Billy?
Billy: You know, the more time that passes, the more I’m convinced that adam said something to chelsea to make her run out the way that she did.
Lily: Even if you’re right, it is none of our business. And look at him. He doesn’t look upset at all, okay? She might have just called it a night. She has a room here, doesn’t she? Yeah.
Billy: Yeah, no, of course that’s a possibility, but the way that she ran out, it wasn’t exactly saying that she was tired and she wanted to go to sleep. It was different than that.
Lily: Mm. Okay, so now you’re an expert on exits. Right.
Billy: Lily, my gut is telling me that she’s in a bad place, okay? And she’s been through a lot, and I’m not just talking about the stuff with connor and johnny.
Lily: Look, I am really sorry that she’s struggling, and i understand that you’re worried, but I really hope this is not how you’re gonna spend your newly found free time.
Billy: What does that mean?
Lily: Well, because now that you left the company, I hope that you’re not gonna keep busy by interfering in other people’s lives.
Billy: Is that what you think I’m doing, I’m interfering with chelsea’s life?
Lily: Yes, I do. You interfered with devon and nate, and now you’re interfering with chelsea. I think it’s a pattern that you might want to avoid.
Billy: I think I know where she went.
Lily: Right, and you want to go find her right now?
Billy: I’m sorry I got to leave you like this, but I got to go.
[ Music playing faintly ]
Chelsea: Oh, my god. How did I get here? And tonight’s winning numbers are 18,
Victoria: I appreciate your concern, nate, but as I have been telling my father every day for the last 20 years, I don’t need protecting. It’s business. It’s a contact sport.
Nate: Maybe. But even guys like michael jordan had people like charles oakley looking out for him.
Victoria: Yeah, but jordan got bumps and bruises. That’s how the game is played. And I expect that. I took a calculated risk. I knew there might be consequences. So please don’t worry about me.
Victoria: Besides, hiring you doesn’t prove anything. Devon and lily — they may think that I tried to come after their company, but they can’t prove it. Actually, hiring you to be ceo of newman media makes me look innocent.
Nate: How do you figure?
Victoria: Why would I hire somebody that just wrecked my plans? I’d have to be crazy.
[ Both laugh ]
Nate: I see you have all your bases covered, don’t you?
Victoria: I try.
[ Glasses clink ] I learned from the best. And, you know, those are the kind of real-world experiences that you will learn from me if you come aboard. But the real question is, are you the one who’s worried about being found out?
Nate: What do you mean?
Victoria: Do you think that it would cause irreparable harm to your relationship with your family if they found out that i was the ceo that you were collaborating with?
Nate: No. That ship has sailed. They feel I betrayed them. Devon and I — that can’t be fixed.
Victoria: Not at all?
Devon: Maybe one day down the road we can reconcile, but i don’t see it happening anytime soon.
Victoria: I’d say that that’s another reason that you should take the job.
Nate: I’m not so sure about that.
Victoria: Why are you holding back, nate? You can tell me.
Nate: It’s more than just keeping our alliance a secret.
Victoria: Like what?
Nate: [ Chuckles ] Like, why the hell would you offer me a job after I blew up the deal of a lifetime?
Lily: Thank you.
Adam: Hey, your date ran off and left you with the check, huh? I’m sure that’s not the first time billy’s pulled that stunt.
Lily: Actually, no. It’s not even the first time today.
Adam: All that money the abbotts have, they really don’t like to spend it, do they?
Lily: [ Chuckles ] Well, I guess we’re in the same boat. Where did chelsea go?
Adam: She just went to the restroom.
Lily: Are you sure? ‘Cause I saw her going in the other direction, and she looked very upset.
Adam: Did you notice that, or did billy notice that?
Lily: He mentioned it to me.
Adam: Ah. Yes, obviously he’s monitoring her, and obviously he is wrong, as usual. We actually were having a good, positive conversation. Unless you’re implying that i misread that. Maybe you think that billy knows chelsea better than I do. I know he sure does.
Lily: I didn’t mean anything by it.
Adam: Oh, no, it’s okay. I understand. I just don’t really understand why he feels compelled to be her knight in shining armor lately. It’s like every time I see chelsea, he’s not far behind.
Lily: [ Scoffs ] Yeah. I mean, I don’t know. I don’t know. They have a long history, obviously, and he’s been concerned about her behavior.
Adam: Mm-hmm. I get that. But I don’t understand why he feels the need to involve himself. I mean, what is it? Does he feel guilty about the podcast that he yanked away from her? Or is it about johnny? Is he trying to make up for something?
Chelsea: [ Breathing heavily ]
Adam: Burying the pain doesn’t make it go away.
Billy: I hope you’re taking care of yourself.
Adam: But now it seems like you’re backsliding. Since rey died, you’re not yourself.
Chloe: What was I thinking? Ridiculous of me, caring about you. Instead of saving you time and time again, I should have just let you crash and burn, like you always do.
Victoria: Your goal is to weasel your way into my son’s life, even after billy obviously told you he wants nothing to do with you.
Johnny: You are not my mom.
Connor: You were pregnant with johnny, and you gave him away as a baby?
Adam: Chelsea, listen to yourself. You can’t use connor as a life preserver. He’s a kid. Fixing his mom is not his job. It’s like you’re latching on to something to fill a void.
Billy: I’m not trying to be harsh, but you’re overstepping.
Chloe: You call me controlling? You are impossible. Things can’t go on this way.
Adam: This isn’t just a mood. Something is seriously wrong.
Chelsea: Stop! I don’t want to hear this!
Billy: What are you thinking? You can’t kiss me.
Adam: You’ve turned your own son against you.
Connor: Leave me alone! Don’t ever come back!
Chloe: I was counting on you, but you gave up.
Victoria: Stay away from my son.
Johnny: You ruined my life.
Connor: You’ve ruined all of our lives.
Adam: How many lives have you ruined?
Billy: You’ve failed at the easiest job there is.
Chloe: You have failed at being a partner.
Adam: You’ve failed at every relationship.
Victoria: You’ve failed at being a mother.
Johnny: You have failed at being a mother.
Connor: You’ve failed at being my mother, too.
Chelsea: [ Gasps ]
[ Breathing heavily ] Stop. Why won’t it stop?
Johnny: You are not my mom!
Adam: It’s like you’re latching on to something to fill a void.
Connor: You were pregnant with johnny and you gave him away as a baby?
Adam: He’s a kid. Fixing his mom is not his job.
Victoria: Your goal is to weasel your way into my son’s life.
Adam: This isn’t a mood. Something is seriously wrong.
Chloe: Things can’t go on this way.
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Billy: Chelsea… you know, I thought I might find you up here.
Chelsea: Stay back, billy.
Billy: What’s going on? I saw you leave the club. Did adam say something to you to get you upset? Is that what happened? You know, I’m glad you came up here. This is our spot, and, uh, i knew where to look for you. I’m just gonna take a little step closer, okay, chelsea? That’s all.
Chelsea: I want to be alone. I want to be alone.
Billy: I get that. Alone is good, but I’m gonna stick around, if that’s okay with you…just in case you want to talk…or yell. You know, you can yell at me about anything. You know that? Are you upset about the conversation you had with victoria? Because I understand. I get it. I know how much you love johnny. And we can talk about that. We can talk about anything. I’m right here. I’m not going anywhere.
Chelsea: I don’t want to talk.
Billy: We don’t have to. Chels, I’m gonna, uh — I’m gonna give you my jacket ’cause it’s windy up here, okay? I want you to be warm, okay? You got to be cold up there. Chelsea, just put the jacket on, okay?
Chelsea: [ Breathing heavily ]
Billy: Chelsea. Can you step back from the ledge and just put the jacket on, please?
Adam: Look, I am aware that chelsea has been overwhelmed lately. This has been a very stressful time for her. I mean, really, she’s been struggling since rey died. Professionally, she’s scattered. She’s lost friends, and she hasn’t been able to make new ones. And now she’s dealing with this johnny and connor stuff. And I’ve tried to be encouraging, but she doesn’t always seem to see it that way.
Lily: So, you were being encouraging when you were talking to her?
Adam: I was. And I got the sense that she was feeling better. I told her I think she should get some counseling, and she was leaning that way, too.
Lily: I don’t think billy’s aware of that.
Adam: Well, there’s a lot that he doesn’t know, and i can’t wrap my head around why he thinks she’s more of an expert on chelsea than I am. I mean, I’m in constant communication with her. We talk several times a day, usually about connor, and she seems to be okay.
Lily: So, what were you talking about before she left?
Adam: [ Clears throat ] Some issues that she’s dealing with. So, I really think that you and billy should just back off because I know what I’m doing when it comes to chelsea.
Lily: [ Laughs ] Well, I’m glad to hear it.
Nate: [ Sighs ] I guess I’m just cautious after the way ashland took advantage of my naiveté.
Victoria: Of course. That’s understandable. But don’t forget — he played us both for fools. We have that in common.
Nate: That’s true. But his friendship, the way he offered me a job out of the blue, seemed too good to be true. And it was.
Victoria: That is understandable. But I can assure you this is nothing like that. Ashland acted alone. My family supports this job offer.
Nate: So, you just talked to your family about this?
Victoria: Yes. And, full disclosure, nicholas would prefer to keep sally at the job. But my mother fully supports it, and I know that my father will be pleased.
Nate: Wow. See, that doesn’t make sense to me. You just named every member of your family that works at this company. You kept them in the loop because they’re important to you.
Nate: You value family more than anything else, and I just betrayed mine. Why would you want me anywhere near your family business?
Victoria: Because you’ve proven your loyalty to me. Look, I could tell you that I’m offering you this job out of gratitude for what you tried to do with the takeover, but that’s not why I want you here. And certainly you are a very strong businessman. You have great instincts, but that’s not it, either. I want you here, nate, because you’re a good and decent man with focus and drive and intelligence. And, yes, above all of that, you have loyalty. And I want to surround myself with people just like that.
Music (“I swear”) plays
“The young and the restless”
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Nate: Elena tried to warn me, but I practically ignored her. Devon, lily, even billy all appealed to me to stay, slow down, be humble. They wanted me to learn how to do the job instead of rushing full steam ahead with my big ideas. And I didn’t listen.
Victoria: You’re having regrets. It’s not a reason to turn down this offer.
Nate: I don’t know about that. The bigger mistake I made was turning on my cousins, my family. I endangered the company devon and neil built. I’ve always prided myself on being a decent human being. But now I’m having a hard time convincing even myself that’s true. So, I know if you want a good man running your company, I’m not your ideal choice.
Billy: Chelsea, come on. It’s windy up here and it’s cold, okay? I just want you to stay warm. Just put the jacket on. Alright.
Chelsea: Billy, what are you doing?
Chelsea: What are you doing?
Billy: Wow, it’s, uh — it’s pretty high up here, isn’t it? It’s a long way down.
Chelsea: Let go.
Billy: It’s alright.
Chelsea: Billy, let go.
Billy: It’s okay, chelsea. Hey. It’s okay. I’m right here, okay?
Chelsea: [ Breathing heavily ] What do you say we get down and we just keep talking?
Chelsea: I know what you’re trying to do. Please just go. I’m asking. I-I-I’m begging. I just want to be alone. I just want to be by myself.
Billy: Chelsea, I can’t leave you by yourself, okay? I’m gonna stay up here with you. I hope you don’t mind — ’cause this is our place, right?
Chelsea: [ Breathing heavily ]
Billy: And I want to know what’s going on with you right now, okay? I want to be part of that conversation. So, talk to me.
Chelsea: [ Voice breaking ] I don’t have to tell you anything.
Billy: No, you don’T. Then I’ll do all the talking, okay? You know how many people love and care about you and need you? Okay, most importantly, connor. Let’s — let’s talk about — let’s talk about connor right now.
Chelsea: I-it hurts. So much. It hurts when I wake up. I lie there in bed, and… it feels like I’m floating. It feels like I’m — I’m floating in and I — and I — and I can’t keep my head up. It hurts every single day when i wake up. I don’t want to wake up anymore.
Billy: Thank you. Thank you for sharing that with me. I appreciate that.
[ Sniffles ]
Chelsea: [ Breathing heavily ]
Billy: Now, I’m getting a little lightheaded, okay? So, how about we go back down there, okay? Can we go back down there? And we can keep talking. We can talk about whatever you want ’cause ’cause I’m gonna go anywhere. I’m gonna stay here with you.
Chelsea: I’ve failed. I’ve failed at everything. I can’t seem to do anything right, and maybe this is payback. Maybe it’s all payback for living such a selfish, greedy life for all those years.
Billy: I don’t think that’s true, chels.
Chelsea: Maybe it’s payback for all my scams or maybe what i did to you when we first met or what I almost did to rey or to adam.
[ Voice breaking ] I’ve hurt so many people. I don’t think… I don’t think I deserve happiness. Maybe I’m just not meant for this world.
[ Crying ]
Billy: Hey. Chelsea, I know you’re in a lot of pain right now, okay? But you are a part of this world. There are so many people that love and — and — and care about you.
Chelsea: No, no, it’s not true. It’s not true. I’ve alienated everybody, everybody — chloe. They’ve all turned their backs on me.
[ Sniffles ] Adam. Victoria. Connor. Connor thinks I don’t love him anymore because of johnny.
Billy: Connor knows that you love him, okay? He loves you. He adores you. He needs to know how much you love him. Chelsea, you are an incredibly strong person. You have overcome amazing things despite adversity. And the thing that I am so impressed with you is your profound love for your son. For both of your sons.
Chelsea: Telling johnny was a mistake. And now he wants nothing to do with me. Victoria ordered me to stay away.
Billy: Do you know where johnny and connor are right now? They’re having a sleepover. On halloween night, they’re together as brothers, okay? That is because of you. And I understand. I get it. This has been really hard on you. But we will get past this. You will get past this — i promise you — and I will be here every step of the way, okay? I ain’t gonna leave you. What do you say? Please? Can we get down? Okay.
Chelsea: Thank you.
Billy: [ Sniffles ]
Chelsea: You’re a good man, billy abbott. Tell connor I slipped.
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Billy: Chelsea —
Billy: Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop!
Chelsea: Get off me!
Billy: It’s okay. I’m not gonna let you do this.
Chelsea: [ Sobbing ] Stop, billy. Let go!
Billy: Chelsea —
Chelsea: Get off! Ugh!
[ Crying ] Get off me, billy.
Billy: It’s okay. No, no, no, no, it’s okay. You’re gonna get through this, chelsea, okay?
Chelsea: [ Sobbing]
Billy: I promise you you’re gonna get through this. And I’m gonna be right here. I’m gonna be right here.
Chelsea: [ Continues sobbing ]
Billy: It’s okay. It’s alright.
Chelsea: [ Breathing heavily ]
Billy: You’re okay. You’re okay. You’re okay.
[ Both breathing heavily ]
Victoria: So, you’re rejecting my offer out of guilt?
Nate: It’s more than that.
Victoria: Yeah, but at its core, you feel remorse for what you did to your family and the rift that it caused with you and devon. I’m not gonna try to brush that aside. I know how painful it can be when you’re at odds with a family member. It makes you feel responsible for what went wrong. It makes you second-guess yourself. It’s awful. I understand. And I understand that it’s gonna take time for you to work through that, with or without devon. But you need to hear this. Deep down, you are still one of the best men that I know. You’ve shown up for my family time and time again. You’ve been a true and loyal& friend.
[ Sighs ] And even when you lost your gift, when you couldn’t perform surgery anymore, you found a new path. You’re strong, brilliant, creative. You’re resourceful. And I am not going to allow you to dismiss all of those amazing qualities because you feel guilty. No. You know, you’re an asset. You’re not a liability. And I want newman to be a part of your future. It would only benefit the company, which in turn would benefit my family and me. So, now I have to ask. What do you want?
Adam: Hey, chels. Uh, I believe I’ve been stood up. I thought you were coming back, but clearly you are not. And, uh, it’s okay. Did you go back to the room? I just — I hope you get some rest. I know that you were tired. Just call me and, uh, let me know what happened.
Billy: I’m just gonna put this on you, okay? Here you go.
Chelsea: I’m tired. So tired.
Billy: What are you tired of?
Chelsea: Of everyone telling me to see the bright side, telling me I can turn things around.
Billy: You can turn things around, chelsea. It’s not too late.
Chelsea: Adam wants me to get help. Therapy. But no one really wants to hear what I have to say. They just want to ship me off somewhere so some stranger can try to get me better because they don’t want to have to deal with me anymore.
Billy: I’m right here, okay? And I’m not going anywhere. And I’m gonna listen. Whatever you want to talk about, I’m right here.
Chelsea: I don’t understand why you would do that. You rejected me. It was the only thing I had going for me, and I — I ruined it. I kissed you and — and you said it was a mistake and then you fired me.
Billy: No, chelsea. When I walked away from the podcast, that had nothing to do with you. In fact, I let myself down. Because you were right. I’m not — I’m not made for the corporate world. And I should have listened to you because you are smart and you are insightful. And do you remember the reason why I brought you up here in the first place? ‘Cause this is where I come when I — when I let it out. When the stress and the anxiety gets too much and it takes over everything. And I know right now you feel like you’re alone and that no one understands you. I get it, okay? I have been there. And I promise you, you will get out of the murky water that you find yourself in. You are special, and you have something to offer this world. I promise you that. And you need to hear that. You need to believe that. And I’ll be here for you, okay?
Chelsea: [ Sniffles ]
Billy: You’re gonna be all right.
Chelsea: [ Sniffles ]
[ Exhales heavily ]
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Nate: That was quite the pep talk. Or was that a sales pitch?
Victoria: Uh, let’s see. Maybe a little bit of both, but I meant every word.
Nate: It was helpful. I’m having a hard time seeing myself properly. Does that make sense?
Victoria: Well, I think it’s only natural for your perspective to be askew when you’re in turmoil. This will pass. Don’t worry.
Nate: You’re being generous. And I got to admit, you’re persuasive. I suspect it’s because you always know who you are and what you’re about.
Victoria: [ Chuckles ] Well, that hasn’t always been the case, especially after all that stuff with ashland. I couldn’t see clearly, but I got through it. You will, too. And I hope you believe me when i say that I am so eager for you to take control of newman media. It’ll be a place for you to learn and grow, and you can follow your instincts. You can implement your ideas. I’m not going to judge how chancellor-winter does things, but we like big ideas around here. You can’t win big if you don’t take chances, right?
Nate: That all sounds great.
Victoria: You know, you and i have been through a lot together.
Nate: You’re right. And those experiences have shown me you’re one of the strongest people I know. I trust you. And that means a lot.
Victoria: So, I’ll ask you again. What do you want, nate?
Nate: I want to be here running newman media.
Victoria: [ Breathes deeply ] That’s great.
Billy: Okay. How about we go inside? Okay? We can get some tea. We can warm you up. And I will keep talking to you. Okay, come here.
Chelsea: Billy, I’m exhausted.
Billy: I know.
Chelsea: I just — I just want — I just want to be alone. I just wanna sleep.
Billy: I get it. Okay. Okay. Here, let’s do this. And you will. You will get some sleep, okay? But I’m not going anywhere. I’m not gonna leave you, okay?
[ Door opens ] Stay here.
Billy: Adam —
Adam: …Is going on?
Billy: You need to stop. Stop.
Adam: Listen to me. Chelsea, are you alright?
Billy: Adam, you need to go away.
Adam: Tell me what happened.
Billy: I will explain to you later, okay?
Billy: Hey —
Adam: …Will you tell me what is going on?
Billy: Adam! Come here.
Chelsea: [ Breathing heavily ]
[ Door closes ]