Young & The Restless Transcript
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Sally: [ Chuckles ]
Nick: Wow! Wow! Look at you. Let’S… yeah, let’s go celebrate.
Sally: Are you sure?
Nick: Are you kidding me? With that dress? We are hitting the town.
Sally: Well, terrific, although I do feel kind of bad because you have to be up at the office bright and early, and I don’t have anything on my schedule tomorrow until a mani-pedi at 2:00.
Nick: Don’t worry about me. I operate on minimal sleep. Besides, we have a lot to celebrate.
Sally: Yeah. What are we celebrating, me signing up for unemployment?
Nick: You gonna be doing that before or after your mani-pedi?
Sally: Oh, man, I don’t know. It depends on how late I sleep in.
Nick: See, I would think you’d want to get up at the crack of dawn so you could begin work on your project, which is potentially a very big deal.
Sally: Well, it is still in its embryonic stages. So, you know, there’s nothing to celebrate…yet.
Nick: Oh, this has nothing to do with work. This is about us.
Billy: Hey, sharon, um, how’s our friend upstairs doing? How’s chelsea? No, it’s okay. Lily knows. Actually, chelsea was the one that said that I need to tell her. She was actually adamant about it. She didn’t want lily to get the wrong idea.
Lily: I think what you and billy have done is amazing. I think you’re an angel.
Sharon: Oh, well, I don’t know about that, but, you know, I try to do the right thing whenever I can.
Lily: Yeah. So, now that you know I know, how is she doing?
Sharon: I don’t know. They’ve been up there for a while.
Sharon: Yeah. You know, adam had some reservations at first, but he eventually did what chelsea asked. He brought connor over here so that she could tell him everything that’s going on.
Billy: Well, that’s a very sensitive and delicate conversation to have. I hope adam doesn’t screw it up. Did you tell connor?
Adam: Mm-hmm. It wasn’t easy, but I was truly impressed how chelsea was able to handle it. She was honest and candid. Got pretty emotional. But he seemed to understand.
Sharon: Well, I think his generation has a different perspective on mental health than what we grew up with.
Adam: He’s going to stay with her tonight. You know, he wants to be with his mom right now.
Billy: Did chelsea seem like she was, uh…
Adam: Billy, chelsea is strong enough to handle this on her own. She doesn’t need your support. She’s with her son. She’s okay. Just leave them alone.
Nate: That’s excellent, vivian. And you can send me all that data. Great. Great. I am especially interested in cross-referencing our audiences on our platforms with the top 100 advertisers. So, if you can highlight that for me, that would be amazing. Oh, really? Sally had you highlight that same material? Hmm. Interesting. That should make it easy, then. I’ll expect it soon. Thanks.
Elena: You look like you belong behind that desk.
Nate: Oh, and you are a sight for sore eyes.
Elena: How’s it going?
Nate: Well, it’s my first full day. I haven’t mastered all the nuances, but I did find the executive dining room, so that is a good start.
Elena: I’m sure you’ll figure it all out soon. For good luck.
Nate: Wow. Thank you.
Elena: Yeah, I just wanted to get you something to show you that I support you 100%.
Sally: Wow! This place looks great! Noah’s crushing it.
Nick: Thank you. Yeah, it is a success. I’m so proud of him.
Sally: Wow. I didn’t see him when we walked in.
Nick: Yeah, me either. He’s usually here every night. Maybe I’ll call him.
Sally: I’m sure he’s fine. It’s actually kind of nice, him not being here.
Nick: Why would you say that?
Sally: Well, without your son here to watch over us, we don’t have to keep things pg. What’s the #1 retinol brand
Nate: Wow. I love it. It’s all I want when I need a little inspiration.
Elena: And all I want is some dinner. Are you finished here yet? We should go celebrate.
Nate: Ooh, I would love that. But I have to get to a meeting with victoria.
Elena: This late?
Nate: We work around the clock here. But I tell you what. Why don’t you go to society, get us a table, order a bottle of their finest champagne, and I will be there soon.
Elena: You sure you’re going to be able to get away?
Nate: Look, everything’s been going smoothly and efficiently, so this meeting shouldn’t take long.
Elena: Okay, well, I will head there now. You know, it’s nice seeing you like this.
Nate: Like what?
Elena: Happy. Enjoying your work again.
Nate: Yeah, I am all of that.
Elena: Mm-hmm. I think it’s what was missing at chancellor-winters. And even though I hate how you got to this point, I really love that you’re here.
Nate: I can’t tell you how much your support means to me, and I look forward to celebrating with you tonight.
Lily: I am so glad that it went well for chelsea. I mean, that must have been a huge relief.
Sharon: It’s a step in the right direction.
Lily: I can’t even imagine how hard that conversation with connor must have been. I’m sure she’s happy it was successful.
Billy: Well, we don’t actually know if it was successful, right? I mean, we’re taking adam’s word on that.
Sharon: Well, I don’t think he would lie about something like this.
Billy: Oh, I wouldn’t be so sure. I mean, I’m sure he has the right intentions, but I’ve never trusted him.
Lily: Well, I think that i agree with sharon right now. I think that we have to take him at his word.
Billy: Sure. But I still think that I should go check up on her real quick, just to be safe.
Sharon: I don’t think you should go up there tonight.
Billy: Okay. Can I call her at least?
Sharon: I don’t know if that’s a good idea, either. She’s with her son. Don’t interrupt their time together.
Lily: Look, billy, I know that you don’t trust adam, but I know that you trust sharon’s expert advice.
Billy: Okay. I won’t bug her tonight.
Lily: You know what? Why don’t we go get dinner? I’m hungry. I know that you haven’t eaten all day.
Billy: I haven’T. No, that sounds really nice. Let’s go grab dinner. Sharon, if you do hear anything, can you just let me know?
Sharon: I will.
Billy: Okay. Thank you.
Lily: Noah, hi.
Noah: Lily, billy. Good to see you.
Noah: Billy didn’t try busting my chops. What’s wrong?
Sharon: Hopefully nothing. But something has been gnawing away at me, and it made me think of you.
Noah: Oh, yeah. What’s that?
Sharon: Well, I’ve been helping to treat someone recently who’s experiencing some mental-health issues, and it just made me wonder what it felt like for you when I was spiraling out with my bipolar disorder. Moderate-to-severe eczema.
Elena: Devon? Devon?
Elena: Hey, what’s going on?
Devon: How you doing?
Elena: Wow. Whatever you were just thinking about really has a hold on you.
Devon: Oh. Just been a little distracted today.
Elena: Something big?
Devon: It’s just something that I’m having trouble figuring out. That’s all.
Elena: Can I help?
Devon: No, no, not at all. I appreciate the offer, though. But it’s something that I have to figure out on my own.
Elena: Ah. One of those “sitting alone at the bar with a drink” kind of problems?
Devon: That’s the one, yeah. What are you doing? You here by yourself, too?
Elena: No. I am meeting nate. Maybe when he gets here, we could all sit down and have a drink together.
Devon: Last thing I’d ever want to do is sit down and have a drink with a traitor.
Nate: Hey, you ready for me?
Victoria: Yes. Come on in. Thank you for staying so late.
Nate: There was a lot to do, even on my first day. So, did I screw something up? Is that what this meeting is about?
Victoria: No. There’s no report of anything going wrong. I just wanted to check in with you and see how it all went.
Nate: Well, it…it all went great. Staff was on top of everything. Today was mostly about settling in and going over all the projects in progress.
Victoria: Good. What did you find?
Nate: Interestingly enough, sally spectra had a lot going on. Every time I made a suggestion, the response was, “sally was doing that.”
Victoria: Oh, well, there’s no need to dwell on your predecessor’s performance.
Nate: I hope you don’t have a problem with me occasionally disagreeing with you, but i think we should talk about her work.
Victoria: And why is that?
Nate: Well, looking over everything, talking to the staff, evaluating places where we need to be stronger, I think sally was doing a really good job. She was implementing some strong, innovative ideas for this division.
Victoria: Those weren’t all her ideas. It takes a team effort, you know?
Nate: Of course, of course. But their leader had them on the right path.
Victoria: What are you saying, nate?
Nate: Look — don’t get me wrong. I am grateful for this opportunity, but I’m not sure why you brought me in to take sally’s place.
Sally: So, what does a celebration of us entail? Do we need, like, party hats or kazoos?
Nick: I would think we’re worthy of at least, like, a trumpet or a saxophone.
Sally: Okay. I like that. Uh, I’m sorry. I think there was a mistake. We didn’t order this.
Nick: Alright. I know who it’s from. Look over your left shoulder.
[ Clears throat ] Looks like he’s in the mood to cause another scene.
Sharon: You know, I didn’t mean to ambush you with that question.
Noah: It was definitely unexpected.
Sharon: Well, if it’s an uncomfortable subject for you, we don’t have to talk about it. I was just looking for some insight.
Noah: No, it’s okay. It was hard. Things were bad for you. But then you got help, and you came back stronger and more grounded. That was reassuring.
Sharon: Well, you know, when you’re in it, you don’t think about how it’s going to affect the people you love. You just are focused on yourself and trying to get better. And now I can look back, and I can see how difficult that probably was for you.
Noah: I think it was harder for faith. I was older. It was easier for me to process. Plus, I could do my own research, see what we were inyeah, you know, dad and I, we did our best to shield her from your more manic episodes,rong?
Sharon: You know, I thought something was on your mind when you came in, and now I’m certain.
Noah: Mom, I’d really rather not talk about it.
Sharon: Hey, I just told you, moms are going to worry. Don’t make me worry any more than I have to. What’s going on?
Noah: You said I’d understand one day when I was a parent. Well, it turns out I almost was a parent. Who says you have to spend more on skincare
Elena: How much harm could one drink with your cousin cause?
Devon: I don’t like him, elena.
Elena: Come on, devon.
Devon: What do you mean, “come on”? It hasn’t been that long since he did what he did to our family. And I thought the two of you split over the whole thing. You’ve taken him back?
Elena: He’s been remorseful. He knows how much he screwed up. He flew too close to the sun, and he got burned.
Devon: You know that he only came clean to us because he thought it would help getting you back.
Elena: I think he’s learned from this.
Devon: Oh. Well, is that why he’s never told us who he was working for? Even though we now know it’s victorian newman, and he won’t admit it. So, he’s still protecting the ceo who went after our company and who still might try and go after it.
Elena: I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think that’s all over.
Devon: How do you know that? Nobody does. And, like I said, the only reason he admitted anything to us is because you showed up to the office that day and put pressure on him to do it. If you hadn’t done that, he wouldn’t have said anything. And he and victoria would have stolen our company out from under us.
Elena: You really believe that?
Devon: I know it for a fact. He’s changed, elena. He’s not the same person he used to be. Hell, maybe he never even was that guy.
Victoria: Sally had some good ideas, but that did not make her a good ceo. There were a lot of dynamics at play. You know, the only reason she was here was because adam wanted to promote his then-girlfriend. She was not my choice. So, when I took over again, I had to make some changes.
Nate: So letting her go was payback for adam?
Victoria: No, I didn’t care about that at all. I mean, sally and adam had been broken up for a while. If I wanted to take a shot at him, I could have done something a little more effective.
Nate: Mm. So, you’re saying there’s nothing personal at all in your decision to dismiss sally?
Victoria: You know, people always say, “it’s nothing personal. It’s just business.” But there is always a personal element to every decision, isn’t there? If I had liked sally, would I have been more inclined to keep her on despite her — her flawed leadership? Possibly. But it’s not a bad thing to like the people that you work with.
Nate: Yeah. That hits pretty close to home for me right now.
Victoria: I thought it might. So, I would advise you not to focus on what sally did or did not accomplish. You have far more to offer than sally ever could. And that is why I made these changes.
Nate: Okay, that all makes sense.
Victoria: [ Chuckles ] So, come on. Let’s not focus on the past. I don’t like to do that. We have a bright future. Why don’t we talk about that?
Nate: Sounds good.
Victoria: You’ve had a chance to look things over. So, what are your first impressions? How do you want to put newman media on top?
Nate: I’m excited. I can tell you that much. I don’t want to get into specifics. I need to get better acquainted with all the various projects. But I know I want us to be leaner. It’s good for the bottom line, and it makes us more agile, quicker to respond. Also, I’d like to create an environment where people with good ideas don’t have to jump through five levels of approval. They can initiate projects on their own.
Victoria: Well, I like that.
Nate: Once we have the structure and staff in place, we can create the culture and start to focus on the content.
Victoria: Good. Good. So, what are your thoughts on that?
Nate: I want to be sure we’re putting out quality across all platforms. I don’t want newman media associated with click-bait, cheap production values. We can build our audience without cutting corners.
Victoria: Okay, so you want our brand to be quality, but that goes up against your plan to streamline the staff. Putting out good content takes a lot of manpower. So, you do want to avoid that pitfall.
Nate: Good point. I appreciate that.
Victoria: But I love the direction. I want to encourage you to have big ideas. Create a dream list of all of your projects and go for it. Don’t worry about the cost right now — no limits.
Noah: Audra told me she had no intention of ever telling me about the miscarriage, but being here and seeing me just brought up all these old emotions. She thought that she should let me know.
Sharon: Well, I’m sorry that you’re going through this, especially with the way you found out.
Noah: Yeah, I’m still just trying to, you know, adjust to it all. Now I can’t help but wondering what if? What if I had stayed? Everything would have been different. And I know that I can’t know what it would be like if I’d found out at the time, but it just, um… it feels like a big loss.
Sharon: Well, I’m sorry. Again, I know how much a miscarriage can hurt. I know what it’s like to mourn a child who never was. And I know how long you can carry that pain with you.
Noah: If that baby had lived, um, it would be a few months old by now. You would have had your first grandchild. Ever leave your clothes in the dryer
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Elena: I guess we’re going to have to just agree to disagree about nate.
Devon: Or you can believe me.
[ Chuckles ]
Elena: You know I can’t, devon. So, let’s just not talk about nate anymore.
Devon: Oh, that’s a fantastic idea. How are you? How have you been? Good to see you.
Elena: You too. I’m good. How have you been? How’s amanda? I heard she’s back from virginia.
Devon: She is, yeah.
Elena: Well, that’s exciting. Is she planning to stay for a while?
Devon: Unfortunately, no, she’s not.
Elena: Oh. How come?
Devon: She’s just needed back there with her family for support. Going through a lot, you know?
Elena: Well, I know long-distance relationships can be tough, but no matter the distance between you two and how rough it might be to be apart, I think you’re both strong enough to make it through.
Devon: Well, yeah, that’S… hey, look who it is.
Lily: Oh, devon, hello. Hi, elena.
Lily: How are you?
Elena: I’m good. Good to see you two.
Billy: What do you say? Should we share a table?
Devon: I’m going to go ahead and pass, just because she’s here to meet with our favorite cousin. So, I’m going to keep my distance at the bar, if you don’t mind.
Elena: Yeah, I understand if you want your privacy, but you’re both more than welcome to join nate and I.
Lily: Yeah, that’s going to be a no for me.
Billy: Yeah. Separate tables it is.
Lily: Yes. But I would love to catch up with you sometime soon, just the two of us.
Elena: I’d love that, too.
Lily: Alright, bye.
Elena: I’m going to grab a drink.
Devon: Have fun.
Billy: I’m surprised you didn’t say more about nate.
Lily: Well, I would have said more if he were actually here. But I’m not going to drag elena into our family issue. She doesn’t deserve that.
Billy: Lily, what’s wrong?
Lily: I don’t know. I’m just… I’m frustrated.
Lily: Why didn’t you tell me about chelsea in the beginning? We live together. We share everything. Did you think I wouldn’t be sympathetic?
Billy: No, not at all.
Lily: Well, then what? Do you not trust me? Because if that’s the case, then what does that say about our relationship?
Noah: I just realized i didn’t even let you know audra was in town.
Sharon: No, you didn’T.
Noah: Somehow you knew.
Sharon: Um, yeah, mariah kept me in the loop.
Noah: Of course.
Sharon: I mean, I knew you would tell me at some point, when you’re ready, so I just — I never brought it up.
Noah: Allie is the only other one who knows about the miscarriage. I’d really like to keep it between us.
Sharon: Alright. I understand. How did she take the news?
Noah: I think it was a lot for her. You know, it’s hard for her to understand how I had no idea that audra was pregnant, but I really didn’T. If she was showing any signs of pregnancy, I didn’t see them. I didn’t even think that was a possibility at the time.
Sharon: You weren’t, um, you weren’t trying to have a baby, were you?
Noah: No, but I should have had some kind of clue. I mean, who doesn’t see that?
Sharon: I don’t want you to beat yourself up about this. You’re such a kind and loving person.
Noah: And there was nothing kind about the way that I broke it off with audra. I was — I was upset, and I was exhausted by all the drama, and I just — I just left. I didn’t even tell her. It’s no wonder she didn’t let me know she was pregnant.
Nick: You know, I don’t want to feel like I got to leave just because of my brother. On the other hand, I do want to sit over here and wait for him to cause a scene, just so we can prove a point.
Sally: So, if we leave, he controls us. And if we stay, he controls us.
Nick: Yeah, pretty much.
Sally: Well, maybe we should split up, head in different directions. It’s the only way to mess up his plans.
Nick: [ Laughs ] Is that what you want to do?
Sally: No, absolutely not. We cannot give him that power. He can’t dictate our moves.
Nick: What do you propose?
Sally: We stay, and we have our evening.
Nick: Well, then, let’s drink his wine.
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Sharon: It’s not like you to leave a relationship without having a conversation first.
Noah: I’m not proud of it. You know, it’s just she created so much drama and turmoil, and it’s just I couldn’t take it anymore. So, I left. And apparently she lost the baby the night I moved out.
Sharon: Well, that doesn’t make it your responsibility. Miscarriages, especially in the early stages of pregnancy, are usually due to a developmental issue with it.
Noah: Still, if I had just stayed… you know, if I had just been there, I could’ve helped her. She wouldn’t have to do it all alone.
Sharon: Noah, you wouldn’t have left her in that situation if you had known. You were in a bad relationship, and you had to get out. And I’m sure that growing up around here, you had seen enough of that. You’ve seen it in your own household growing up with us. I know that my own issues I was dealing with didn’t help any of those matters.
Noah: I’m not going to blame you for anything I experienced in my childhood. Okay? You and dad were the best parents a kid could have. Every family has drama. You learn from it. You grow up. You try not to make the same mistakes.
Sharon: Well, I feel bad for you and audra. This is a tough situation. But you can’t change the past, and you shouldn’t beat yourself up.
Billy: I understand why you would be upset, but my discretion about the situation with chelsea had nothing to do with us. And it’s not a commentary on the state of our relationship.
Lily: I just feel caught between having this admiration for how you’re helping her, but then also this gnawing sense that helping her is not good for us.
Billy: I get that. I do. And I feel bad about keeping the severity of what’s gone down from you. But, lily, it just did not feel like my story to tell. I needed chelsea to give me the go-ahead in order to share anything with you.
Lily: Okay. So, even though I wouldn’t have told a soul, you still think it was the right choice?
Billy: I’m just acting on impulses here, okay? I’m improvising, ever since I saw her standing on that ledge. It hasn’t always guided me correctly, but it’s all I got.
Lily: So, then take a step back, okay? It’s not you and chelsea alone on the roof anymore. She has other people. She has sharon, who is a trained professional. She has her own doctor. She has adam, who knows her better than anyone and has a stake in her well-being. All of them are much better suited to help her than you are.
Billy: I made a promise to her, to be there for her, to help her through this. I can’t leave her high and dry.
Lily: You’re not, billy. You have done your part. You have done more than enough.
[ Cellphone pings ] Is chelsea okay?
Billy: She said connor’s sleeping, and she’s going to grab a tea at crimson lights, and she wants to talk.
Lily: Are you going to go?
Billy: No, I don’t want to leave you, not in the middle of this conversation.
Lily: No, you should go. It’s fine. I mean, if she’s reaching out, it’s fine. I understand.
Billy: I’ll be back. Okay, I’ll be back before our food even comes.
Lily: Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
Billy: Okay. That is a promise that is probably not realistic. But I will be back as soon as I can. I really just want to hear from her how the conversation with connor went. And I can also use this time to, you know, let her know that I’m going to be pulling back, that I’m going to let the professionals help in her recovery.
Lily: Okay. Thanks for listening.
Elena: [ Thinking ] Champagne is here. Are you on your way?
Nate: So, did you always want to work at newman?
Victoria: I wouldn’t say always, given the number of times that I’ve left.
[ Cellphone pings ]
Nate: Sorry about that. Thought I turned my phone off.
Victoria: Is that something you need to deal with?
Nate: Uh, it’s elena. We’re meeting for a late dinner.
[ Cellphone pings ] “Sorry. Meeting going long. Be there soon.”
Devon: Hey. What happened with your dinner date with billy?
Lily: It’s been postponed.
Devon: He just rushed out of here like that?
Lily: Yeah, sure did.
Devon: Has he figured out what he’s doing with his life yet?
Lily: I hope not.
Devon: That’s an odd response.
Lily: It’s fine. Don’t read too much into it.
Devon: Well, there’s clearly something bothering you. Would you like to talk about it?
Lily: Um, I’m going to take a page from your book and say, no, I don’t want to talk about it.
Devon: Hmm. Okay. Well, then, I’m going to take that cue to go home since you do not want to talk about it. I hope that whatever is bothering you, you feel better about in the morning, though. Okay?
Devon: Love you.
Lily: Love you.
Sally: Well, it was a fun night, after all. Although just once, I would like to go out in this town and not run into an ex of yours or mine.
Nick: Yeah, I don’t know how that’s going to be possible, but I think we handled it about as well as we could tonight.
Sally: I agree.
Nick: Let’s go.
Adam: You guys enjoy the wine?
Sally: Uh, it was a little too sweet for me.
Adam: [ Chuckles ] Maybe I should have sent over your favorite scotch instead.
Nick: Yeah, we were just taking off. We’ll have to catch up some other time.
Adam: Can I speak to you in private?
Nick: Can we not do this tonight?
Adam: It’ll just take a couple of minutes. I have something that I want to say. Please.
Sally: Just…just a second, okay?
Sally: You have two minutes.
Adam: Thank you. (Birds chirping)
Victoria: I actually — i developed my passion for the family business working in the mailroom back when we had a big mailroom. You know, back when we did everything on paper. I just remember loving how big the company was. And I loved to see how far newman enterprises’ tentacles could reach. It was — it was inspiring.
Nate: Then you worked your way up from there?
Victoria: Oh, I wouldn’t say that. I mean, I’m aware of my privilege. I know that my last name has given me this opportunity, but I have held positions at every level inside of this organization. And I know it. I know it inside and out.
Nate: You see, that’s why I’m excited to work for you. I want to learn from you.
Victoria: That’s good. But, you know you don’t have to flatter me. You already have the job.
Nate: I’m sincere. That was what interested me about having chancellor-winters under the newman umbrella. I felt like I could have thrived with your guidance. I mean, us just sitting here, trading ideas? That’s the kind of personal leadership I was looking for.
Victoria: Oh, good, because that’s the only way that I know how to work. But I have to tell you, I’m not always going to agree with you. And when I do disagree with you, I’m not always going to sugarcoat things.
Nate: Bring it on. I can take it.
Victoria: Don’t you have dinner with elena?
Nate: Yeah, but she’ll be fine. This is important. I feel like I’m learning a lot already. Plus, we have momentum. Let’s not stop.
Sally: How much have you had to drink?
Adam: I’m fine. Okay? I got here after you and nick did.
Sally: That’s not an answer.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Look — I, um, thank you for taking a minute to talk to me.
Sally: Look. You can’t keep doing this. Adam, you can’t keep showing up wherever I am and demand to talk to me.
Adam: I know. I know. I know. And I’m sorry for earlier. I was out of line.
Sally: Yeah, you were. And now you turn up here tonight.
Adam: I just… I came here to relax. I didn’t expect to see you and nick. But after seeing the two of you together, it’s eating away at me. I know that is a mistake, okay? You deserve better than that, sally.
Sally: Okay, well, you know, it’s none of your concern.
Adam: It is. It is. I feel like I’m the one who drove you into his arms, okay? I regret every foolish thing I did to drive you away. I want to be with you. We belong together. Marry me, sally.
Elena: Well, I am officially giving up and going home. I hope your night ends better than mine.
Lily: Yeah, we’ll see. It was good to see you. And, please, let’s catch up soon.
Elena: We definitely will.
Elena: Oh, sorry.
Lily: [ Chuckles ]