Young & The Restless Transcript
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Nate: I have a pretty good idea what this is all about.
Amanda: I obviously heard about your plan to betray devon and lily and chancellor-winters.
Nate: I wouldn’t characterize it like that.
Amanda: How could you do something like that, nate? I have always known you to be an honest and ethical man with a deep regard for right and wrong and family.
Nate: You know what? I’ve heard all of this already from multiple people, and I am not really up for another lecture.
Nate: So unless there’s something else you want to talk about, I really need to get going.
Amanda: Not so fast. If that’s how you want to play it, then that’s fine. I have some other business that I need to discuss.
Jill: I’m here to see my son.
Esther: He’s not here at the moment.
Jill: Ah, well, then I will see devon and lily.
Esther: Lily’s here. Devon is not.
Jill: Well, where the hell is everybody? Never mind. I’ll find out for myself.
Jill: Would you please explain to me why your entire c-suite appears to be out to lunch?
Lily: Jill, hello. To what do I owe this pleasure?
Jill: Oh, well, it’s not pleasure, it’s business.
Lily: Well, if I had known that you were coming, I would’ve arranged for the entire team to be here.
Jill: Well, see, I thought a little impromptu drop-in would give me a better idea of what’s going on around here.
Lily: Yeah, absolutely. I welcome it. I mean, I have nothing to hide.
Jill: Oh, except your employees. Where are they? I just figured that with all this insanity around nate and everything else that’s going on, the remaining ones would be all hands on deck.
Lily: Look, I know it’s been a trying time, but I can assure you that everything is being handled.
Jill: By you and you alone.
Billy: I’m surprised johnny and connor wanted to talk about chelsea at all. I mean, they were both adamant about not bringing up the topic.
Victoria: Not talking about it probably made it even more awkward between them, given how weird they both already feel about it.
Billy: Yeah, well, maybe they both realized that they’re really the only two people that can understand the situation. I mean, they have a bond now that’s pretty hard to deny.
Victoria: I just didn’t expect them to get to that point so soon.
Billy: Yeah, I just wish he would share some of that with me. I mean, I haven’t been able to get anything out of the kid. What about you?
Victoria: No, not really. He brought up the conversation with connor in a very offhanded way after telling me about all the different candy that he ate at the sleepover.
Billy: What’d he say?
Victoria: Something like, “connor and I talked about the whole chelsea thing, and we’re cool.”
Billy: [ Chuckles ]
Victoria: I imagine that he’s hesitant to tell me about it because I’m mom. He’s worried about how I’m going to react.
Billy: You want me to talk to him again?
Victoria: Please. Under the circumstances, it’s probably easier father to son.
Billy: Got it. I’m on it. Let me ask you, how are you feeling about everything? Th this whole chelsea thing?
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] So how do we start?
Dr. Malone: I thought I’d suggest some guidelines for our conversation.
Chelsea: Guidelines? To keep me in line?
Dr. Malone: Not at all. The opposite, actually. I don’t want you to feel that I’m imposing any limits on you. I guess I’m just hoping that we can both agree to being completely honest and that you won’t hold back from what you’re thinking and feeling.
Chelsea: Two complete strangers willing to bare their souls to one another.
Dr. Malone: Well, that’s the beauty of it. We’re both blank slates to each other. Maybe that’ll even make it easier for you.
Chelsea: Well, I mean, it’s a little one-sided. I get to tell you about all my struggles, and I don’t get to hear about yours.
Dr. Malone: Hm. We have to respect the boundaries of the doctor/patient relationship and focus on helping you, but if you have any questions for me, feel free to ask.
Chelsea: Yeah, but if I ask you a personal question, you don’t have to answer.
Dr. Malone: That’s right.
Chelsea: Yeah. It’s not my first therapy rodeo. I know all the rules.
Dr. Malone: Well, let’s get started, then. Just tell me what’s on your mind right now.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Okay. I guess I have nothing left to lose. I guess I’m feeling a little self-conscious, embarrassed. Worried that people are going to judge me or feel like they have to handle me with kid gloves. It really just makes me feel worse and more ashamed.
Dr. Malone: I hear you.
Chelsea: What about you? How are you feeling?
Dr. Malone: Open. Ready to listen. Wanting to connect.
Chelsea: Okay, so you’re perfect.
Dr. Malone: Far from it. When I first started seeing people who had lived through a suicide attempt, my instinct was to feel on edge. I was worried I was going to say the wrong thing or that I might trigger them. But I eventually realized that that was my own wall that I was putting up, and my patients could sense that. I’ve since learned that talking about what happened directly, while obviously difficult, can be constructive, whereas shying away from it just makes it seem like something to be hidden, and that can make things worse.
Chelsea: You’ve talked to a lot of people in my situation?
Dr. Malone: I have. And I’m always grateful to be speaking to them. Because it means they survived.
Chelsea: [ Breathes deeply ]
Dr. Malone: Do you want to discuss the thoughts and feelings that led you to that rooftop the other night?
Chelsea: Mnh-mnh. I don’t think so.
Dr. Malone: Okay. I understand. Let’s talk about whatever you want. No pressure. Ready to shine from the inside out?
Chelsea: It feels like I’ve been running on empty for as long as I can remember.
Dr. Malone: Do you mean weeks or months?
Chelsea: I’m not sure, really. I mean, I guess if I think about it, um… maybe years. I’ve been running from my emotions, really, since I was young. I mean, as far back as I can remember, like — like, being a teenager, I remember having these feelings that were unpredictable and dangerous.
Dr. Malone: In what way?
Chelsea: Like, they were threatening to overtake me, and I had to fend them off.
Dr. Malone: How did you do that?
Chelsea: Well, I mean, any way I could think of, you know, just keeping busy. I ran cons when I was a kid or, you know, getting into relationships, dramas that would keep my mind so busy that I wouldn’t have time to stop and feel. I spent many years like that. I know it wasn’t, um… it wasn’t until I had my stroke that I finally just, like, couldn’t escape myself. And recently it’s felt like…
[ Sighs ] Like no matter how fast I run, the pain and the darkness is just faster. And the other night, I just… I just couldn’t run anymore.
Dr. Malone: What did that feel like?
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I’m just so tired. And I couldn’t take the pain any longer.
Nate: What else would you like to discuss?
Amanda: For starters, did you even consider the potential legal trouble that you’d be setting yourself up for? And victoria and newman by feeding them confidential information that would help them take control of chancellor-winters?
Nate: Hm, that’s funny, because I never said I was talking to victoria.
Amanda: Okay. Fine. For the sake of argument, let’s say that it was some other ceo and not the company that you’re going to work for. The risk to you and company x remains the same.
Nate: What risk? Nothing came of it. I told devon and lily and billy before it ever got that far. So your warnings are late and pointless.
Amanda: Alright. Okay, fine. Let’s put the business aspect of this aside for now. Let me ask you this. Do you have any idea how deeply you’ve hurt devon? Have you tried to make things right with him? Are you even planning to?
Victoria: I don’t, and i don’t for one second regret how we reacted to chelsea pushing to have some sort of connection with johnny. My job is is to parent him, and that comes first. I still think that I made the right decision insisting that chelsea accept that johnny’s the one who gets to decide how he wants to connect with her in the future.
Billy: No, no, I agree. I’m not arguing that point.
Victoria: And she agreed to it at the time, if you remember. And then when we told johnny that she was his biological mother, she just changed her mind.
Billy: Well, I think she was a little surprised he had such a negative reaction, vick. I mean, it obviously really threw her.
Victoria: I’m sorry. I’m sorry if she’s having a hard time with this. I really am. And that she’s having more feelings about it that she realized. But we’re all having very intense feelings about this and our son is upset and I’m going to respect that and protect it. And according to you, chelsea understood that. She admitted that she went too far when she — when she spoke to johnny directly.
Billy: You’re right.
Victoria: I’m right? Did you ask me if I’m upset because you are sincerely curious, or do you expect me to feel guilty about how chelsea is affected by all of this?
Billy: I’m not blaming anyone, vick. I’m not pointing any fingers. You know, maybe I’m the one that’s projecting. Maybe I’m the one that feels guilty. I can’t help but wonder that there’s probably a different way that I could’ve handled this.
Esther: I think that devon has been working from home occasionally because of the baby. Dominic is so cute. I wish he’d bring that little dumpling to the office more often so that I could babysit. I can answer the phones and take care of that cutie pie.
Lily: Yeah, yeah, that’s actually a great idea. I’ll let devon know.
Jill: [ Chuckles ] Speaking of answering phones, I think I hear one ringing.
Esther: I’ll go check.
[ Bag thuds ] Where’s billy? I’ve been calling and calling. He hasn’t answered. I figured, with nate’s mutiny, he would be here day and night, filling in as the last remaining coo.
Lily: Uh…I really think that you should speak to billy directly.
Jill: Yeah, well, I’m not asking billy. I’m asking you, as the ceo, where is your coo?
Lily: You’re right. You’re right. I am the ceo, so it’s my responsibility to inform you… billy has resigned.
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Jill: You’re telling me that my son up and quit?
Lily: I think that you should speak to him so he can explain his reasons.
Jill: Oh, I will. Believe me, we will have that conversation. This is so disappointing. No, I take it back. It is so infuriating.
Lily: Okay, jill. I promise you, I have things under control.
Jill: Well, it is still outrageous, and his timing is impeccable, isn’t it? He’s leaving you down two coos.
Lily: Okay, look, I know that it’s frustrating. Trust me, I do. But let me take off my ceo hat for a minute and speak as somebody who loves billy. This is clearly what he needs, okay? He’s been wanting to walk away for a while. He’s — he is not passionate about his work here.
Jill: Well, that may be, you know, but there are certain realities that we all have to face, don’t we? One of them being that this company is at a critical point in its development and losing two senior executives is not good, lily. Oh, and the reasons for these exits? They’re even worse. I mean, nate gets fired ’cause he’s a traitor, and billy resigns because he just can’t figure out his life yet.
Lily: Well, I don’t think billy is as flaky as you’re making him sound.
Jill: Yeah, well, I don’t know about that because he’s not a college kid looking for a gap year, is he? He should’ve had the good sense to stick around and help you through this as somebody who loves you.
Lily: He wanted to. He did. I was the one who urged him to go. I didn’t want him here. His head and heart weren’t in it. You know, it honestly made things harder.
Jill: I’m so ashamed of my son, and I’m just — I’m so sorry on your behalf. One of the reasons that I wanted him to work alongside you was to give him focus. I thought this company would give him a sense of purpose.
[ Sighs ] What’s he going to do with his time now?
Billy: Dr. Malone, hi. I’m actually really glad I ran into you. I just wanted to see how chelsea’s feeling before I go in there and — and say hi. And, uh [Sighs] I guess I just want to understand how I can help. You know, is there certain things that I should say or — or not say?
Dr. Malone: You know, the most important thing is that she knows that she has people who support her and are concerned about her but who aren’t judging her.
Billy: Right. Yeah, I think I can say I’m all those things. You know, I just can’t stop thinking about how I would feel if she had died, and I’m just really glad she didn’T.
Dr. Malone: Tell her that you’re glad she’s alive.
Billy: Really? It’s not going to, I don’t know, make her feel embarrassed or bring her back to that night?
Dr. Malone: In my opinion, it’s not helpful for her to hide from what happened. I told her as much. Knowing that she has people in her life who care about her is going to offer her the glimmer of hope she needs right now.
Billy: Okay. Thank you.
[ Sighs ]
Nate: Wow. It’s pretty damn easy to come back to town after not being a part of everything that went down and cast your judgment.
Amanda: And I can imagine that you have plenty of reasons lined up in your head why you had no choice but to do something that extreme.
Nate: You’ve only heard devon’s side of things.
Amanda: Okay, then help me understand. Before I left town, I knew that you and devon had tension at work, but you put all that aside to help me and imani during our crisis with naya.
Nate: Of course. You were dealing with an emergency, and we felt for you.
Amanda: Well, if you can come together for us, why not for yourselves? Nate, it breaks my heart that this feud between the two of you has escalated since I’ve been gone. It’s a tragedy for everyone involved, and I don’t think it needs to be that way. So is there some way that I can bridge the gap between the two of you?
Chance: Hey, louise.
Louise: Hey, chance.
Chance: Do you know if abby’s at home with dom, maybe napping or something like that? Called her a few times, and she hasn’t got back to me.
Louise: Oh, no, abby took dom to see devon.
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“The young and the restless”
will continue. My name’s lance huey.
Nate: Look… I know I made a mistake. It’s why I went to everyone at chancellor-winters and admitted what I had done. But that mistake grew out of months of devon criticizing and blocking me every time I tried to advance my ideas, which I thought was the job I was hired to do.
Amanda: Well, did it ever occur to you that devon was just doing his job?
Nate: Yes, that’s what a lot of people have told me, but I just got frustrated and thought I found a solution, something that would show I had good ideas that would serve the company well and help us all thrive.
Amanda: By making a deal with a competitor to acquire us and install you as ceo? Nate.
Nate: I said I know I was wrong. I made several attempts to make amends to devon, and we tried to talk things through, but we kept hitting an impasse.
Amanda: And by “we,” I’m sure you mean devon.
Nate: Look, you’re clearly on devon’s side, so I don’t even know why I keep trying to explain myself to you, but I will make one last point. I believe part of the reason devon’s been so antagonistic towards me is that he’s still holding on to his memories of working with his father. That’s an ideal I can never live up to, nor would I even try. I’ve tried to broach the subject with him, but it’s not something he’s willing to hear.
Amanda: Yeah, I can imagine why.
Nate: And he won’t even entertain the notion. And I can’t force him to. Look, amanda, I’m not going to sit here and continue to argue with you about what I did or why I did it. In retrospect, I wish I would’ve gone about things in a different way. I wish I could fix it, but right now I don’t even think that’s possible.
[ Knock on door ]
Billy: Hey. Can I come in?
Chelsea: You know, you don’t have to visit. I don’t want you to feel bad for me or feel responsible for me.
Billy: Well, I’m your friend, and this is where I want to be, so I’m not going anywhere. And if you decide to kick me out, I’m literally just going to wait on the other side of the door until you let me back in.
Chelsea: [ Breathes deeply ] Sorry. My life is such a mess, and I’m sorry I dragged you into it. I bet you wish you never ran into me on that roof.
Billy: For the record, chelsea, I didn’t run into you. I went looking for you. And I am really glad that I found you. I wouldn’t have been able to forgive myself if I didn’T.
Chelsea: Well, that’s — i mean, that’s exactly what i don’t want is for you to feel guilty. That’s just going to make me feel worse.
Billy: Yeah, I apologize. That’s not what I meant by that. You know, with the amount that I like to talk, I should probably have a better way with words. I guess what I’m trying to say is…I’m just really glad you didn’t die. I’m just really grateful that you’re still here.
Chelsea: Dr. Malone said the same thing, but…
[ Breathes deeply ] I don’t know. It seemed a little disingenuous ’cause she doesn’t really know me. Just seems like something therapists say.
Billy: Yeah, well, I’m not a therapist, so you can hear it from me because I do know you, and I know you pretty well. And I’m just happy that you’re still here, that you still get to be a part of my life and I get to continue to watch you grow. You know, I’m not the only one. There are so many people that love you and care about you. Most importantly, connor.
Chelsea: How is he? Have you seen him?
Billy: Yeah, I saw him at crimson lights with sharon today. He was actually with adam, and he seemed fine.
Chelsea: They must be wondering where I am. I hate worrying my little boy.
Lily: [ Sighs ] Look, you are not the only one who’s concerned about what billy is going to do next. He said he wants to do something different, but he doesn’t know what that is. And he seemed happy doing the podcasts, you know, but then I expressed concern that it was pulling away from his focus at his job here, and so he stopped doing it so that he could devote himself to this place.
Jill: And we all know how that turned out.
Lily: Yeah, you know, maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was. But he did it for me, okay, and he did it for you. Because he doesn’t want to let you down. It’s important to him that he shows up for you.
Jill: Yes, well, if showing up for me had played a part in his calculations, he would be here now, wouldn’t he? God, don’t you see? This is just his pattern. He decides he’s unhappy, and then he convinces himself that there’s something out there that will ease his discomfort. Only there never is.
Lily: So why do you think you should stay somewhere that makes him miserable?
Jill: Of course I don’T. Of course I want my son to be happy. I was just praying that this — this restless phase of his was done because I’ve seen how it ends too many times. You know what? There is no excuse for this behavior any more. And I’ll tell you something else. You know, what irks me most is that he let you down. This is not fun for me to say as his mother, but, honey
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Lily: I appreciate your concern for me. I do. And I know that billy has his flaws, and I know that it is not my job to fix them. And, honestly, I don’t have the time or the energy. I have way too much to do here.
Jill: [ Chuckles ] Okay. I’m just going to come right out and ask you. Do you really want to wait around until billy finds what he’s searching for?
Lily: You don’t beat around the bush, do you?
Jill: I don’t have the time or the energy, either.
Lily: Well, as I said, I love billy, and I really, really hope that he finds what makes him happy. And I adore this company, and I’m so grateful to you for trusting me with it. And I am confident that everything will work out the way that it should.
[ Both breathing heavily ]
Devon: Are you okay?
Abby: Yeah, yeah.
Abby: More than okay. I want to hold on to whatever this is for a little longer… feeling seen and cared for.
Amanda: I do appreciate you sharing your perspective with me, although I still find it hard to understand why you had to engage in corporate espionage.
Nate: So we’re back to square one.
Amanda: No, no, we’re not. Like I said, I’m going to put aside my personal feelings about the situation for now to help you and devon find peace.
Nate: If you think what I did was so abhorrent,lp us reconcile?
Amanda: Because I can see under all of that defensiveness there’s a festering wound, and I know that this feud is hurting devon way more than he realizes. And trust me, nate, I know how complicated family dynamics can be, but I also know how precious it is to have those people in your life.
Nate: That’s a generous offer, but I think it’s pointless to push until devon’s ready.
Amanda: I’ll talk to him okay?
Nate: I will say this. My cousin’s damn lucky to have you by his side.
Amanda: It would be better if we were all on the same side.
Chance: Hey, man.
Nate: How you doing, chance?
Chance: Everything alright?
Amanda: I don’t want to get into it right now.
Chance: Well, in that case, welcome back. It’s good to see you.
Abby: Thank you.
Chance: I actually stopped by looking for abby. Louis said she brought dom by to see devon.
Amanda: Oh, well, I just got in myself. Come. We’ll surprise them.
Chance: Alright. I’ve never been healthier.
Chelsea: I know connor and adam are concerned about what happened to me. Adam’s been leaving me messages. I just — I just don’t have it in me to return them yet.
Billy: Yeah, I mean, I get it. I understand that, but it’s probably best not to keep putting it off. I mean, he probably deserves to know where you are, and he’s probably worried, and I can talk to him. You know I can do that. Or, of course, sharon could talk to him. But the most important thing is that you just continue to focus on healing. Talk to your therapist. Let the staff help you in any way that they can. Kind of like when you’re on a plane, you know? You got to put your oxygen mask on first.
Chelsea: I promise I will take care of myself.
[ Sighs ] But I have to talk to adam. And I have to be the one to tell him what happened.
Nate: [ Knocks on door ] Hey. Just thought I’d stop by to say hello before I go to H.R. To do all of my onboarding paperwork. Last chance to rescind your offer.
Victoria: I know you’re joking, but, I’m sorry, that’s not funny.
Nate: Note taken. Keep the office humor to a minimum.
Victoria: I am so sincerely thrilled that you’re coming on board.
Nate: I am, too. More than you realize.
Victoria: That sounded very loaded. Is there something wrong?
Nate: Mm, no. The last thing you need is me lamenting about my personal problems.
Victoria: Oh, no, no, no. On the contrary. I want everyone that works for me to feel strong and — and confident. So if it helps having me to talk to, I consider that time well spent. So please tell me what’s going on.
Nate: Wow. It is refreshing to have a boss who wants to hear what’s on my mind instead of telling me everything that’s wrong with my way of thinking.
Victoria: Helping you thrive is what is best for newman enterprises.
[ Door closes ]