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Phyllis: Summer.

Summer, stop. Okay? So, I want to know what you think. Give me an answer. Jack laid down the hammer. He thinks I should be fired. But then you got into the elevator. What do you think?

Summer: I’m here to pick up my take-out and then go back to the office. You really didn’t need to follow me here.

[ Sighs ]

Phyllis: Ugh.

Summer: I don’t want to discuss this in public.

Phyllis: I do.

Summer: I am telling you, mom, this can wait until I get back to the office.

Phyllis: No. I’m sorry. It cannot. So, jack wants me fired, but he’s leaving it up to you and kyle. What do you think? Are you firing me?

Sharon: Where did connor run off to?

Chelsea: Oh, uh, he went to chancellor park to play soccer with a friend.

Sharon: Soccer? Really? In this cold weather?

Chelsea: Oh. Yeah. That boy would play in 10 feet of snow if he could.

Sharon: And why didn’t you go to the park with him? I mean, despite it’s a cold day, but it’s a beautiful day. Wouldn’t it be nice to get out and get some fresh air? Chelsea, what’s going on? Why do you look so uncomfortable?

Chelsea: I’m not uncomfortable. I’m fine. Really. Okay, maybe that’s not truthful. Being out in the world again just feels very strange for me, you know? Even though I wasn’t in that hospital for very long, everything seems new and very, um, intimidating.

Sharon: That’s understandable.

Chelsea: I mean, crimson lights is the only place I feel safe venturing out to because it’s so close to my apartment. I mean, I know that sounds so silly, but it — everything else just feels terrifying.

Sharon: And that’s what made you feel anxious?

Chelsea: [ Inhales deeply ] It’s ridiculous, isn’t it?

Sharon: No, no, not at all. I’m — I’m glad that you feel comfortable and safe up in your apartment and down here in the coffeehouse, but it might be time for you to take a step or two outside of your comfort zone.

Chelsea: I know. You’re right. I mean, I’ve got errands to run, and I keep just pushing them off or asking billy or adam to help me. That’s not fair to them. And it’s not fair to connor that he can’t spend the day at the park with his mom.

Sharon: So, take that step. You can do it.

Chelsea: It just feels like walking out those doors right now would be taking on the entire world. And I’m just not sure I’m ready for that step.

Nikki: So, we have a lot of things we have to take care of while victoria’s out of town. We have some important meetings, and we’re also expecting some proposals.

Nick: Well, the proposals are time-sensitive, so I will work on those. That will expedite the process. Then you can focus on the bigger picture, which is running the business while vick’s gone.

Nikki: Actually, I thought i would handle the proposals and you can take the lead at the meetings.

Nick: Mom, you’re the co-ceo. Why would you want me to run the meetings?

Nikki: Because I think it would be good for the company for you to demonstrate some leadership.

Nick: Huh. You’re not suggesting that I be co-ceo or even ceo of newman, right?

Nikki: Oh, no, not at all. Victoria is doing a wonderful job. Victor and I have no plans to replace your sister or me.

Nick: Alright. That’s good to know.

Nikki: I mean, down the line, I would love to see you take over my position. But right now, I’m happy watching my children step up and shine the way I know they can. With the exception of your personal life.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Skin your face will envy?

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Nikki: Mom, personal lives are personal for a reason. That’s why this topic is not up for discussion.

Nikki: Your father is quite concerned about your involvement with sally.

Nick: Oh, I know. He hasn’t held back at all.

Nikki: Well, it’s about more than just his opinion of her. He’s worried that the tension between you and your brother could be made even worse.

Nick: I’m not gonna waste my life worrying about what adam thinks. If we didn’t have conflict over this, we’d find something else, mom, because that is the nature of our relationship.

Nikki: And I agree that maybe the two of you will never get along. Let’s keep the focus on sally for now. It doesn’t sound like you read the dossier that your father gave to you about her. If you had, you would learn that she faked a terminal illness.

Nick: Yeah, I heard about that.

Nikki: Well, good, ’cause i didn’t want to be the one to break it to you. But now that you know, do you really want to bring another ashland locke into the family?

Sharon: I think it would be a great idea for you to start venturing out. You know? After everything you’ve been through. Just think of how differently you’ll see the world now.

Chelsea: How so?

Sharon: The negative lens that you’ve been seeing through has shifted. Just think how refreshing it will be to see the world in a whole new light — less drab, hostile, hurtful.

Chelsea: That does sound nice.

Sharon: Well, of course not if you’re not ready. You know, it’s also important that you take things at your own pace and continue to consult with your therapist about everything every step of the way.

Chelsea: Yeah, dr. Malone agrees with you. She says I need to start re-engaging with the world, but slowly. You know, it’s like the errands. She wants me to take it step by step, with an end point in mind.

Sharon: That sounds like a good plan.

Chelsea: I’m trying to be more careful and deliberate instead of impulsive and reckless. You know? I’ve had all of these conversations, you know, making amends, and, quite frankly, they’ve been brutal, but also really helpful because it’s helped me reflect on the choices I’ve made so hopefully I can make better choices going forward.

Sharon: I’m so proud of you and the progress you’re making.

Chelsea: Well, saying these things out loud, facing the people I’ve hurt, facing my own shame, it helps me to stop letting the shame control me.

Sharon: See? This is why I got my degree in psychology. It is just so rewarding to see people escape their demons and start blossoming and flourishing, like you are now.

Chelsea: Well, before I do that, I think the universe wants me to finish making amends to all the people I’ve wronged.

Phyllis: Okay, yeah, i brought jeremy stark into town. So what? But, uh, I should get some credit because, um, when he asked me to help him find diane, what did I do? I didn’t tell him. I didn’t tell him anything about diane. I stopped right there. I shot him down.

Summer: At this point, mom, that counts for very little.

Phyllis: I mean, what is this? What has happened to us? My own daughter doesn’t believe me. For the last time, this is not my responsibility. This is what diane did. I didn’t do it. Nikki didn’t do it. Ashley didn’t do it. No one did it but diane.

Summer: Diane wouldn’t even be on stark’s radar right now if it wasn’t for you.

Phyllis: And stark wouldn’t even be here if it wasn’t for diane. And what she did in los angeles when she was lying to everybody, pretending she was dead — come on. This is her responsibility. She takes no accountability. And now she’s paying the price.

Summer: Yes, but everyone has a past, present company included. So, by your logic, does nobody deserve a second chance? Where would that leave either of us, hmm?

Phyllis: Okay. Where is this coming from? This is not how you feel about me, summer. You’re just taking jack’s lead, when he was rattling off my past history and using it against me.

Summer: Actually, I have defended you to jack so many times, earlier today included, but you make that really difficult.

Phyllis: You could say what you want, go ahead and claim what you want, but you haven’t trusted diane from the minute she arrived in town.

Nick: How can you even think about comparing sally and ashland? They’re nothing alike, mom.

Nikki: When sally was still in los angeles, she told everybody she was dying so she could manipulate them, just like ashland.

Nick: We have all done things in our life we are not proud of. But I know sally is not the same person she was in L.A. She’s worked very hard to make some changes in her life. And unlike ashland, sally has learned from her mistakes, and she’s determined to do things the right way.

Nikki: She tried to ruin summer’s life. Summer and kyle almost didn’t find their way back to each other because of what sally did.

Nick: But they did. And that trip to milan turned out to be one of the best things to ever happen to summer’s life. Now, as summer’s father, obviously I don’t condone what sally did to her. But I can see both sides, and I’ve made peace with it.

Nikki: I am so disappointed to hear you say that.

Nick: Well, mom, I’m sorry you and dad don’t agree with this, but whoever I choose to spend my time with is nobody’s business but my own.

Nikki: And I understand that. But aren’t you the least bit concerned about this might affect your relationship with summer?

Nick: No, because summer loves me and eventually she’s gonna see that I’m happy and that’s gonna be the only thing that matters to her.

Sally: Sorry. Am I interrupting something? Who says you have to spend more on skincare I’ve got the n, it’s just my

Sally: Well [Clears throat] Seems like I just walked in on something pretty intense.

Nick: Nah, it’s just my family, as usual, making their opinions known.

Sally: Anything I should be concerned about?

Nick: No. So, how’d I get so lucky? To what do I owe this surprise?

Sally: Well, I need some of that newman business savvy. I’ve got the numbers on my new business plan, so I was hoping maybe you could take a look and share some of your expertise.

Nick: See what you got. Hmm. I like what I see… on the tablet.

Sally: Really?

Nick: Yeah. I mean, it’s great. If I were you, I would bump up the budget just to allow for any variables that you may not have considered. This includes any tax liabilities or expendables. It’ll also give you some wiggle room in case you run into any supply-chain issues or price increases due to market fluctuations. But, I mean, it’s great. I admire your attention to detail.

Sally: Wow. That sounds great.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] I love the smile, but what’s it for?

Sally: Well, I don’t want to cross any lines, but you are very sexy when you talk all business-Y.

[ Chuckles ]

Victoria: Hi.

Sharon: Your usual, I assume?

Victoria: Yes. Thank you.

Sharon: Okay. It’ll be coming right out.

Victoria: Great. Hello, chelsea. How’s everything going?

Chelsea: Um, I’m just taking it one day at a time, trying to tackle some new challenges while also dealing with some past issues. You know, it’s a process.

Victoria: Good for you.

Chelsea: Thank you. Uh, I was wondering if I could take a moment of your time.

Victoria: Oh, actually, I’m — I’m meeting my car that’s taking me to the airport. I’m leaving on a business trip.

Chelsea: Oh. I understand. Well, maybe we can talk when you get back.

Victoria: Chelsea. Uh…on second thought, I-I do have a few minutes.

Phyllis: This has nothing to do with my feelings about diane.

Phyllis: It has everything to do about your feelings of diane. You must have seen how diane has affected your husband. Come on. She left him when he was a little boy. She broke his heart.

Summer: That’s not the point.

Phyllis: It is the point. It’s inevitable she’ll do it again, or she will be driven out of town or — oh, I didn’t ordered that, but thank you.

[ Chuckles ]

Adam: Hey, if your conversation’s a private one, you might want to consider keeping it down.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: [ Scoffs ]

Phyllis: Thanks.

[ Quietly ] What I was saying is

[Loudly] Why should I be punished when the inevitable is going to happen?

Summer: Okay, stop! Just stop! Have you ever considered that there might be more at play here than what you know? -Hi, dr. Rick. It’s julie. -[ Gasps ] That’s me. So, what is this about?

Chelsea: Uh, have a seat.

Chelsea: Uh, have a seat. Can I get you anything to drink or…

Victoria: Uh, no, thank you. Like I said before, I’m in a bit of a tight schedule. So, what is this about?

Chelsea: Um…okay. Uh, I asked you to come here so I could make amends. And I’m hoping you’ll be willing to hear me out. Victoria, I owe you an apology. And it’s long overdue.

Victoria: An apology? For what?

Chelsea: Well [Chuckles] I mean, it all started in myanmar. What I did to billy, obviously, was…horribly wrong. Uh, and I acknowledged that earlier, and I apologized to him. But the way I came to genoa city… I tried to destroy your marriage. And it was shameful and unacceptable.

Victoria: I don’t disagree with that. But it was a long time ago.

Chelsea: And more recently. The way I disrupted your family life with johnny. I was so insistent on telling him the truth that I was his biological mother, and I know it caused a lot of stress for you. It was very selfish of me. And I want you to know, truly, for any pain, for any turmoil i caused…I’m sorry.

Noah: You know, that’s kind of too fancy a word to me, but it sounds cool.

Allie: It’s not.

Sharon: Hey. What’s all the excitement about?

Allie: Hey.

Noah: Oh, nothing new. It’s just my girl’s a genius. But I’ve known that since day one.

Allie: I am not a genius, noah. I have just been researching the effectiveness of maceration versus distillation in the scent extraction process. And I had a pretty big breakthrough in my research, so I’m hoping to share that with ashley and some of the other execs at jabot. I think if we alter some of our processes, we could really meaningfully increase our production rates and profit margin.

Sharon: Oh, that’s great. Um, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Noah: Yeah, neither do I. That’s how I know it’s genius.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Allie: Oh. It’s, uh, mariah.

Noah: Huh. My sister can’t even manage to text me, but she’s calling you. That’s cool.

Allie: Well, you know, maybe it’s about christmas, and maybe it’s none of your business.

Noah: Okay.

[ Chuckles ]

Nick: Alright. Somebody thinks I’m sexy.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: And business talk is her thing. In that case, I want to schedule the video conference call for 8:00 A.M. Sharp. We’ll go over the budget cuts extensively. And I want your report on my desk by the end of the day. Marge! Hold all my calls!

Sally: You know [Clears throat] Actually, I think I was wrong about the whole sexy thing.

Nick: I like spending time with you…working with you… laughing and spending time with you. I already said that part.

Sally: [ Laughs ]

Nick: I like it. I know you’re a very busy woman, but if you could fit me in your schedule, maybe you could pencil me in for, like, a dinner or something.

Phyllis: Wait a second. Wait a second. What are you — what are you saying? There’s more going on here than I, uh, know about?

Summer: You know what, mom? There are many levels of emotional fallout from what you did. I mean, did you even stop to think about how many people that you would be hurting in this, how it might affect harrison to have his grandmother ran out of town, for him to lose another important person in his life? Did you think about that?

Phyllis: Oh, diane is not that important to harrison.

Summer: He adores her. He’s already asking, “how many sleeps until dee dee gets back?” Okay? And did you even stop to imagine how hard this would be on kyle? He’s away on business now, so once again he has lost the opportunity to say goodbye to his mother, thanks to you.

Phyllis: Well, not thanks to me. Thanks to diane — because she decided to leave town. She should have stuck around a while longer.

Summer: [ Scoffs ] Did you even consider what the stress of what you did would do to my marriage?

Phyllis: Kyle will not blame you for any of this.

Summer: Maybe not. But if my husband is hurting, that’s gonna change things between the two of us. You know, we’re not even talking about the fact that as long as stark is in town, we could all be targeted.

Phyllis: We’re not targeted. His sole focus is diane. But once again, where is she? Oh, she disappeared. And now we’re stuck with stark.

Summer: Oh, okay. So, you’re just pointing the finger back at her?

Phyllis: Pretty much, yeah. And by the way, I helped diane out when I told stark that i would not help him find her. I shut him down. Do you understand that? It’s over. And I told him to go to los angeles.

Summer: Okay, so, now you’re taking a step back, you’re throwing your hands in the air and claiming that you tried? Mom, you have taken zero accountability for the repercussions of your thoughtless actions. Not to mention the lives that are at stake here. People that you claim to love.

Phyllis: Oh, wow. I guess I didn’t know how high the stakes were.

Summer: You don’t even care. Do you even want to know what kyle and I are thinking?

Phyllis: Um, not really, but — but I’m afraid to ask. So be — be — be nice. What are you thinking?

Summer: Kyle and I have already discussed everything, and we both agree with jack. Your employment at marchetti will be terminated effective immediately.

“The young and the restless”

will continue.

Sally: This feels good. Wonderful, in fact. You know, this whole thing is new to me, planning dates, taking things slow. I always felt like I was trying to outrun things with adam. But this…

Nick: I know what you mean. We can just enjoy the journey.

Sally: Look at us. We have all the time in the world. Except for right now. Unfortunately, I actually got a to-go order at society because i did not know where things stood between us and I — I definitely didn’t want to overstay my welcome. So, that was my way of giving myself a time limit, and i really need to go pick up my order.

Nick: Okay.

Sally: Sorry. But… I will pencil you in.

Sharon: Is allie still on the phone with mariah?

Noah: Yeah. Hopefully it’s a big surprise for me. I’m telling you, mom, allie is just…

[ Sighs ] She’s amazing. And brilliant. I’m really glad I get to spend another christmas here with the family and now with her, too. Okay, you don’t look nearly as happy as I do. Is something going on?

Sharon: I wanted to take a moment to speak with you before allie comes back.

Noah: Is something wrong?

Sharon: Audra was here earlier looking for you.

Victoria: I appreciate you making this effort to apologize. I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been for you. Especially since you and i haven’t had a particularly close relationship over the past years.

Chelsea: Yeah.

Victoria: I hope you know that I sincerely do want the best for you in your recovery. But I… I can’t help but having a few concerns.

Chelsea: You think I said all this to you because I still plan to push for a deeper relationship with johnny?

Phyllis: You’re firing me.

[ Laughs ] Wow, this is absolutely unbelievable.

Summer: I never wanted it to come to this.

Phyllis: Uh-huh. Diane — she’s not even in town, and she’s pulling the strings.

Summer: Mom, I told you what the consequences would be if this thing with diane got out of control, and you still decided to contact stark. So, I don’t know what you wanted me to do. Oh. Thank you so much.

[ Exhales sharply ] And you know what? While you’re so busy blaming diane, you’re not even taking a moment to stop and think about how you should be held accountable for your actions. I really hope that this is at least a learning experience for you. I brought in ensure max protein

Adam: Hi.

Sally: Hi.

Adam: I got to say, I’m a little surprised that you would, uh, choose to join me.

Sally: Well, you should be. I mean, I’m not afraid of running into you. I believe we came to a good and natural resolution to our relationship.

Adam: I’m glad you feel that way.

Sally: Besides, I’m just here to pick up my takeout. I would say that it is a surprise to run into you, but we seem to see each other everywhere we go, so…

Adam: Yeah.

Well, genoa city’s not that big, so it’s inevitable.

Sally: Well, you should be careful or you might lose your job if you don’t start showing up to jabot every once in a while.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Uh, work is work. And it’ll get done.

Sally: Well, with your drive and focus, jabot’s very lucky to have you. Newman’s loss is definitely their gain.

Adam: Losing jobs at newman is a trend for the current patrons of this bar.

Sally: Ohh. Ouch. But true. Now we’re just doing our best to move on.

Adam: So, how are you spending your time these days?

Lauren: Oh!

Michael: Hey, phyllis.

Lauren: Hi.

Phyllis: Mm.

Lauren: Are you dining alone?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. Hey, uh, lauren, I wanted to let you know that your advice to just, um, you know, let diane be and move on — uh, well, that was wrong. Her level of evil has affected all of us.

Michael: Mm. [ Chuckles ] Nice to see you again, phyllis. Maybe we should, uh, have a drink together before you tear my wife to shreds.

Phyllis: And you. You — you’re hired to keep tabs on people by victor. I mean, did you not notice diane’s huge skeleton in her L.A. Closet?

Michael: I’m not sure what you’re referring to.

Phyllis: Mm! Exactly my point. I mean, because of your negligence, diane is the damsel in distress and jack is her white knight. In fact, he’s thinking of going head-to-head with jeremy stark, one of the most dangerous men i have ever met in my life.

Lauren: Uh, who’s jeremy stark?

Michael: He’s an ex-con that diane got mixed up with in los angeles and now, according to victor’s investigators, is in genoa city for seemingly nefarious purposes. Oh, wait. [ Chuckles ] So, I did actually know who the skeleton is.

Phyllis: And diane, as you say, got mixed up with him, but, um, for some reason, I’m responsible for all the problems he’s creating.

Michael: I don’t know if you remember this, but I warned you early on to let this go. I told you that the potential losses weren’t worth trying to destroy diane.

Phyllis: What? Seriously? “I told you so”? That’s all you’re gonna say to me?

Michael: I also remember telling you that this could potentially bite you in the ass, which now seems to be the case.

Noah: Yeah, I can’t say I’m surprised audra asked you about me.

Sharon: Well, actually, she spoke to one of my baristas and I kind of overheard. But don’t worry. She didn’t say anything to audra. Um, I think I see a customer who needs help. I’m gonna…

Allie: You know, I have to say I am really impressed with audra’s level of confidence and entitlement.

Noah: That’s how she’s always been.

Allie: I mean, I-I just don’t understand how she still thinks there should ever be anything between you two. You have repeatedly told her it’s over, right? And nothing has happened since then?

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Allie: Like, you can’t think of anything you might have said or — or done that could have led her on in some way, right? Or can you?

Noah: No, no, not really.

Allie: I know there’s something that you haven’t told me. What is it? Who says you have to spend more on skincare

Victoria: You’re right. I am very curious to know what your intentions are in regards to johnny.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Let me assure you, my sole focus right now is getting better. I am not going after johnny. I am not going to do anything that’s gonna make either one of you uncomfortable.

Victoria: Well, that’s good to hear.

Chelsea: I’ve come to realize through working with my therapist that I think I was reaching out to johnny to fill some kind of void inside. And that wasn’t fair to him. And it certainly wasn’t fair to you. You’re an amazing woman who’s done an incredible job raising this beautiful boy.

Victoria: Thank you for saying that.

Chelsea: He’s a really lucky kid. So…thank you for all you’ve done for him.

Victoria: I love johnny. I love him more than words can say. I would do anything for him. The thought of losing him… I’m glad to hear that you want what’s best for johnny because that’s all that I want.

Noah: [ Sighs ] There is something that I need to tell you.

Allie: Okay. Whatever it is, I can handle it.

Noah: Audra came to see me at the club. Now, I figured she just wanted to talk more about the miscarriage, you know, actually have a real conversation for once, now that everything’s been aired out and I’ve had time to process the whole thing.

Allie: But that’s not what she wanted?

Noah: No. No, not by a long shot. She, uh… she made it abundantly clear, with no uncertain terms, that what she really wanted was me. She still thinks there’s this undeniable spark between the two of us, and, um… before I knew what was happening, she, uh — she kissed me.

Allie: She what?

Noah: I pulled away. You know, without any hesitation, I put a stop to it, but I guess she still was able to read into the situation more than there actually was.

Allie: What was there for her to read into? Did you respond to her? Noah, did you kiss her back?

Noah: I can’t —

Allie: Even for a little bit?

Noah: I can’t be sure. I just —

Allie: Oh, so, that’s why she won’t give up?

Noah: Look, I don’t know, alright? It was confusing. It all happened really fast.

Allie: Tell me, noah. Do I need to be worried?

Noah: [ Sighs ]

Sally: Actually, I am in the process of developing a business plan for an interior design company. So I actually don’t have an overwhelming amount of free time for personal matters at the moment.

Adam: Wow. Interior design. Wow, that’s how you’re choosing to follow up running newman media.

Sally: Yeah. Chloe and I are hoping to partner with chancellor-winters and design for their hotels, their offices, their entertainment venues. Once I get my foot in the door, I have no doubt that my company will be a success.

Adam: Well, your fierce optimism never ceases to impress me. I knew it wouldn’t be long until you landed on your feet. So, I wish you nothing but good fortune and success on your new venture. And believe it or not, I hope nick brings you the happiness that you deserve.

Sally: Thank you. I, uh — I appreciate that. And, yes, um, nick and I have decided to…officially start seeing each other. But, you know, we’re — we’re going slow.

Adam: You know, please don’t go slow on my account. You know, despite everything i said, I wish you both well.

Phyllis: “I told you so”? Really? That’s all you got for me? “I told you so”? Well, that’s great. Excuse me. My work is done here. Look at this guy — adam. Look at him. You know he’s co-ceo of jabot? Did you know that? I never see him there. I haven’t once seen him there. I just see him hanging around town, skulking, hanging out at bars. Jack doesn’t fire him. No. Me? All I’m doing is trying to save the abbott family and save my daughter. That’s all I’m doing. And I get fired.

Sally: Lauren.

Lauren: Sally.

Sally: Michael.

Michael: Hey.

Sally: Good to see you. Phyllis, it’s great to run into you, as well. This actually gives me the perfect opportunity to give you a heads-up. You might want to know that you may need to step up your game. I’m sure you haven’t heard yet ’cause we’re still finalizing the details, but pretty soon i am going to be your biggest competitor.

Phyllis: What fantasy are you spinning, sally?

Sally: Oh, it’s very real. Chloe and I are launching an interior design business. We’ll probably be going head-to-head with marchetti home. How exciting is that? Well, have a good day, you all. I know I will.

Lauren: Um…to the bar.

Michael: Yeah. Bottle of scotch with two straws. Bye.

Phyllis: Oh, my god. Everyone’s lost their damn mind.

[ Sighs ] A dental tool is round for a reason.

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Kyle: How my mother ever allowed herself to get involved with a guy like you, I will never understand.

Jeremy: I wouldn’t expect you to.

Jack: Look, diane got involved in a lot of things in L.A. We didn’t know about. We certainly didn’t expect to be involved in this.

Kyle: Well, you don’t have to worry about it now. She’s gone. Whatever the truth is about what happened between you, you scared her enough where she ran out on us without as much as a goodbye.

Jack: I told you not to do this. This is taking us farther away from why we’re here.

Jeremy: Which is?

Jack: We just want to talk. Look, ever since you came to town, you have been very careful about not breaking the law. You’re too smart for that. Well, I am smart enough to get the message. You apparently can elude security at your will, and you are determined to settle whatever score you have with diane. Diane is gone to. God knows where.

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] How convenient.

Jack: Kyle and I had nothing to do with any of your business dealings with diane. We thought she was dead. There is nothing for you here now.

Jeremy: You wouldn’t happen to have stashed her away somewhere until I leave, would you?

Kyle: Hey, it is almost christmas, and my son is in tears, wondering why his grandmother isn’t there, and I have to figure out a way to explain to him when or even if we will ever see her.

Jack: Clearly, this is affecting my family. I would like to straighten this out now. Look, I offered you money before. You turned me down. Now that diane is out of the picture, we are as close as you are going to get to being reimbursed. So let’s work this out. You can go about your business, and we can get back to our lives in peace.

Jeremy: Hm. No promises. But… I’ll consider it.

Summer: I know that it’s going to take time for you to move on.

Phyllis: You know, you talk about being one big, happy family without any irony in your voice at all. It’s truly fantastic. You know, I sold my hotel so I could work with you.

Summer: But it wasn’t really about working together, and you know it.

Phyllis: All I wanted to do was protect you and support you. That’s all I wanted to do, summer. Yeah, it got messy. But something you should know is your hands get messy when you’re a mom and you’re trying to protect the people you love. And that’s what I was trying to do. And contrary to diane’s belief, no, no, it wasn’t about some petty resentment that I had toward her and her getting close to the abbotts and you and jack.

Summer: Mom, don’t try to pretend that that doesn’t bother you.

Phyllis: It bothers me because she’s trying to peddle some sanitized version of her life in los angeles, and she’s lying and I know she’s lying. I’ll never trust her.

Summer: Okay, well, not everyone despises her as much as you do.

Phyllis: Okay, you know what? You know what? That’s, um… yeah, kyle doesn’t despise her. He wants to believe her lies because it’s his mom, so I get it. But it leaves him susceptible to everything that she’s doing. She is lying, one lie after the other, and I’ve exposed everything, but nobody seems to care. And finally she was caught, and what did she do? Huh? She ran. That’s what she did. But she’s mother of the year, isn’t she?

Summer: I didn’t trust her, either. I defended you. But I’m sorry. I can’t justify you lying about kyle’s mom to a convicted criminal to get him to come after her. You put us all in danger, harrison included. And not only that, but you pitted me against my husband. You hurt me, mom. You betrayed me. Because your sole focus was driving diane away. That is why I fired you. This is on you.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Chelsea: Well, thanks for spending this time with me.

Billy: No need to thank me. I had a good time.

Chelsea: Yeah, me, too. I think christmas is going to be a lot more meaningful this year, considering everything I’ve been through. Oh, and I have a gift for johnny. I haven’t wrapped it yet, but I will give it to you next time I see you. I know my last one was not a great idea.

Billy: Yeah, the baby blanket.

Chelsea: This one will be better.

[ Chuckles ] And you and victoria, you can decide the appropriate time to give it to him.

Billy: Okay.

Chelsea: And if it’s okay with you guys, I’m hoping the boys, johnny and connor, can spend some time together over the holidays.

Billy: Yeah, we’ll see if we can make that work. You know, I’ll talk to victoria about it.

Chelsea: I apologized to her earlier, the way I apologized to you. Seemed to go well, all things considered.

Billy: Good to know.

[ Knock on door ]

Chelsea: I’m hoping that will make victoria more amenable. You know, the boys have a great bond.

Billy: Mm.

Chelsea: I’m hoping we can encourage it. Hi, I’m angela.

Adam: Hi. I hope this isn’t a bad time. I just brought some gifts for you and for, um, connor. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt.

Billy: It’s okay. Just about to head out. Well [Clears throat] Thank you very much. I had a lovely time. And, of course, I’ll see you soon. Plenty of more classic movies to watch.

Chelsea: I’ll be sure to stock up on the popcorn.

Billy: Let me know if you need anything, okay?

Chelsea: Thanks.

Billy: Okay.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: Bye. Hey.

Adam: I’m still waiting on a few things for connor, but I figured I would get these to you.

Chelsea: Aww, that’s nice. I’ll be sure to put these out for him.

Adam: Yeah, whatever works.

Chelsea: Oh, I’m very excited for you to see the gift he’s making for you. That kid is creative.

Adam: Oh, I can’t wait. As long as I’m here, I figured that we could just discuss the holidays. I assume that you want to do something low-key and avoid the big newman family gathering.

Chelsea: Actually, if it’s okay with you, I’d like to go. I just saw sharon earlier, and she convinced me it’s time to face the world, even the difficult parts. I have to start trying to live a normal life again.

Phyllis: [ Exhales sharply ]

Tucker: Looks like someone’s having a hell of a day.

Phyllis: Who asked you?

Tucker: No one. It was a comment, not a reply. And I withdraw. Word to the wise — stop fighting the world so hard. The more at peace you are, the more things go your way.

Phyllis: Thanks for that.

Daniel: Mom.

Phyllis: Hey, baby.

Daniel: Hey.

Phyllis: Hey. Oh, my goodness. I’m so glad I ran into you. I’m so glad.

Daniel: You’re smiling so hard, it looks like it hurts. What’s up?

Phyllis: Yeah. Um, hey, let’s go.

Daniel: Talk to me.

Phyllis: Um, okay, well, uh…

[ Sighs ] I’m not working at marchetti anymore.

Daniel: Whoa, whoa. What? Why?

Phyllis: You know, summer and I, we mutually agreed we just have different visions.

Daniel: Uh-huh. Okay. What’s the real story?

Phyllis: Uh, does it matter? I mean, it’s all good. Anyway, the worst part about it is I did so much work. I created the entire division and someone’s just going to jump in and just make it succeed.

Daniel: So you’re free and clear?

Phyllis: Yeah. Thanks. I mean, that is the positive spin.

Daniel: Then come work with me.

Lily: Hi.

Billy: Hi. You got here fast. Do you want a coffee or tea or something?

Lily: Maybe in a minute. Should we sit?

Billy: Yeah.

Lily: Okay.

Billy: [ Clears throat ]

Lily: How’s chelsea doing?

Billy: She’s good. She’s getting stronger every day.

Lily: Good. Sounds positive.

Billy: Yeah, I think so.

Lily: You seemed a little off when I came in. Did something happen?

Billy: Adam happened. He showed up at chelsea’s door, and he oozes misery. And I just don’t think that that’s good for her right now.

Lily: Well, it kind of seems like you think you’re the only one who knows what’s good for her right now.

Kyle: I couldn’t get a read on stark. Could you?

Jack: Like all good liars, he’s very opaque, though I must say, your performance was very believable.

Kyle: That’s because my hatred for him is real. Question is, did he buy it?

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Summer: Please tell me it’s done.

Jack: We did everything we could. Now we wait.

Ashley: Hi. Kyle, you’re back from your business trip. How was it?

Kyle: Uh, g-good. Productive.

Summer: What do you think about the tree?

Ashley: Wow. Did you do that?

Summer: Most of it.

Ashley: Beautiful. You did a fantastic job.

Summer: Thank you. I enjoyed doing it.

Ashley: Okay, so you all got very quiet when I came in. Anybody want to tell me what’s going on?

Skin your face will envy?

Daniel: It is official, as of today. Chancellor-winters will be launching my new gaming platform.

Phyllis: What?

Daniel: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: This is amazing. Congratulations.

Daniel: Thank you. Yeah, I’m just a little excited.

Phyllis: Yeah. Oh, my gosh. Tell me everything.

Daniel: It’s not, you know, just gaming as most people know it. I mean, this is a complex multiverse, and it doesn’t isolate. It expands. And it deals with people’s, like, hopes and their fears and their dreams.

Phyllis: Wow. That’s very cutting edge.

Daniel: Uh-huh. I know. I got a few coders that I’d like to hire. You know, they can get started on the nitty-gritty. But you know what I need? What I need is a heavy hitter. I need someone senior that can come in, they can build, they can manage the team of designers, all the tech people. I need someone I can trust, someone who can see to the day-to-day stuff while I’m staying focused on the big picture. Someone like you.

Phyllis: I love that, because, you know, your sister doesn’t seem to trust me, so…

Daniel: Well, I don’t agree with her. I see things differently. Look, you are an avid gamer. You’re also a hacker from back in the day.

Phyllis: Shh.

Daniel: You love this world. You know the languages inside and out. I mean, this makes sense. I would love for you to join me on this.

Billy: You know, you almost sounded a little…

Lily: Hostile? I mean, maybe so. I just — I don’t feel like i know at all what’s going on inside your head these days.

Billy: Because you have a problem with how much time I’m spending with chelsea.

Lily: No, billy, like I said, this is not just about chelsea, and this is way too big for us to ignore. So if you want to work on this relationship, if you still care about it —

Billy: Lily, yes, of course i do.

Lily: Well, then I think that we need help. I think that we should go to couple’s counseling.

Billy: Okay, what I hear you saying is that you think I’m heading off the rails again.

Lily: No, no. This is not about you. This is about us. And this is really, really important to me. And I don’t feel confident that we can handle this on our own.

Billy: Okay. Yes, let’s do that. Let’s, um… let’s set something up for after the holidays.

Lily: Thank you.

Jack: The only thing we are up to is trimming the tree and trying to engender some holiday spirit.

Kyle: We left some more amounts for you to hang.

Summer: Yeah, traci has them in this box over here.

Ashley: Oh, well, how sweet. Well, okay, then. I guess it’s been a long day. I’m going to go upstairs and take a bath.

Jack: [ Sighs ]

Summer: How did things go with stark?

Jack: He said he would consider my offer.

Kyle: There’s no telling how long he will drag this out for.

Summer: Or if we could even trust him.

Kyle: I’m thinking about going back up to the cabin so my mom doesn’t feel so abandoned tomorrow.

Summer: On christmas eve?

Jack: Wait, kyle, I know you want to do this for diane, but I think that’s risky.

Jeremy: I still have business here genoa city. No, I have some stuff here I need to take care of on my own.

Kyle: I’ll be careful to fly under the radar. Stark won’t have a clue.

Jack: You hope.

Summer: Kyle, I really wish you would reconsider.

Kyle: You didn’t see the tears in my mother’s eyes when i said goodbye to her earlier. I can’t stand the thought of her being up there alone, not on christmas.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Next week on “the young and the restless”…

Victor: That’s up to adam, you know? He’s the one who turned his back on us. If he wants to be back in the fold, then let him make the move.

Tessa: Well, we’re meeting with a pregnant woman after new year’s to discuss the possibility of adoption.

Sharon: Wow, really? That’s amazing.

Daniel: Dad?

Danny: Merry christmas, son. [ Chuckles ]

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