Young & The Restless Transcript
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Mariah: Hey, mom, is this the box you were looking for?
Sharon: Oh, yay! You found it! That is full of all my favorite holiday keepsakes.
Mariah: Uh, surely you can’t mean this old thing.
Sharon: Uh, yeah! Who wouldn’t love a holiday musical light-up tv?
Tessa: Ooh, that’s a favorite?
Mariah: Mom, it’s so corny, and it only works, like, half the time.
Sharon: Okay, it is not christmas unless that is prominently displayed somewhere for everyone to see.
Mariah: Uh, except it’s kind of an eyesore.
Sharon: No, don’t say that. Nick gave it to me when we spent our first christmas together. And he meant it as a joke, and it always made me laugh.
Mariah: Well, that is just like him, making dad jokes before he was even a dad.
[ Laughter ]
Sharon: Give that to me.
[ Knock on door ]
Chloe: Surprise! It’s your best friend bearing carbs and companionship.
Chelsea: Well, this is a surprise. I’m so spoiled. First billy, then adam, and now here you are.
Chloe: Clearly saving the best for last. And look what I brought — esther’s famous kringle.
Chelsea: Huh. Well, I thought I was full, but esther’s famous kringle? Come on.
Chloe: Well, I’m not allowed to go home unless I get photographic evidence of you trying some, along with a full, detailed critique.
Chelsea: I know what you’re doing here. You came to check in on me.
Chloe: No. I mean, can’t a friend just want to hang out with her bestie?
Chelsea: And shouldn’t you be home with your family, getting ready to celebrate the holidays?
Chloe: Honestly, I just needed a moment away from miles yanking the ornaments off of the tree. And bella is still singing the song she did at her christmas pageant.
Chelsea: Aww, that’s sweet.
Chloe: Yeah, the first thousand times. I love my daughter’s little angelical voice, but if I hear that song one more time, I swear I’m going… so, you would actually be doing
me a favor in giving me a quiet sanctuary.
Chelsea: Well, then, by all means, come in.
Chloe: [ Sighs ]
Chelsea: To be honest with you, I’m taking a holiday from the holiday music, as well. So let’s just sit back, relax, and enjoy esther’s delicious pastry.
Noah: Big holiday party coming in tonight. If that space can just be cleared before then, that’d be great. Hey, dad. What brings you in tonight?
Nick: I figured this place would be fire right about now, with all the holiday cheer in the air.
Noah: Okay, I’m really sorry about this, but I’m actually gonna have to give you a warning. We have a strict, strict no-slang policy for people in your age group.
Nick: Well, that just hurts, son.
Noah: [ Chuckles ] You look, uh, awful spiffy for someone flying solo…tonight.
Nick: Look at you. You look great.
Sally: Thank you.
[ Object thuds ]
Victor: Hey, son. I’m surprised to see you.
Adam: Yes, I, um — I’m just here to pick up connor from decorating the tree, but i may be a little early.
Victor: Well, as you can see, the tree has already been trimmed. I think connor is right now in the kitchen baking some goods with nikki.
Victor: Last time we talked, you wanted nothing to do any more with your family. What changed?
Tessa: Mariah, why are you putting that one on top? I mean, it doesn’t even sparkle or anything.
MarMariah: Well, a tree topper doesn’t have to light up. It just needs to be pretty.
Tessa: But it’s supposed to be the icing on the cake. It’s supposed to be the pice de résistance.
Mariah: Okay, I can’t wait for noah to get here because he’s gonna see my vision and he’s gonna agree with me.
Tessa: [ Chuckles ] Look, no offense, but noah’s gonna agree with me because your idea is less than inspiring. So, good thing we can count on his artistic eye.
Sharon: Oh, ladies, please. Is this your first official fight as a married couple?
Mariah: You know what?
Tessa: I think it might be.
Sharon: Okay, well, that’s the sign of a pretty strong marriage if the only thing you disagree on is what ornament to put on top of a christmas tree.
Tessa: When you put it that way, you’re right.
Mariah: You know what? I’m gonna call faith. I’m gonna get her opinion on this.
Sharon: No, no, no!
Tessa: No, no, no! Faith is in switzerland. It’s the middle of the night there. That is a no-go.
Sharon: Yeah. Trust me. Trust me on this one. I, uh — I know that faith does not like being woken up at 3:00 in the morning by anyone, not even her mother.
Mariah: I mean, I’m surprised you even let her go with her roommate’s family, especially on christmas, her first christmas at school.
Sharon: I know. It took every ounce of my strength to let her go, but this was such a great opportunity. How could I deny her a european vacation at christmas? As hard as it was, I had to let my daughter be free.
Noah: Well, I hope you enjoy our special seasonal holiday drink.
Sally: Mmm! That’s delicious.
Noah: Great. Alright, well, I have some other guests I have to attend to, so I’ll see you guys later.
Nick: Hey, thanks again for the spot, bud, on a fire night like this.
Sally: Oh, are you sure you used that word correctly?
Noah: No, no, he’s definitely not.
[ Chuckles ]
Nick: Hey, congratulations. You got a smile out of my son. That’s not easy to do.
Sally: Well, you know, i realize that your kids aren’t exactly thrilled about the idea of us as a couple, but, you know, I have a feeling it’s gonna take a lot more than just a joke at your expense to get noah’s approval. But I’ll take the win.
Nick: You have an ease to you tonight. It’s almost like a — an aura of happiness.
Sally: Well, for the first time in ages, I actually feel like I’m in a really good place. I’m not chasing drama. I am not running from it. And I’m not creating it. I have a clear vision of my professional path. And my personal path is actually looking pretty sweet at the moment, too.
Nick: Mm. Is that a fact?
Sally: I have to admit, i really like this whole “going slow” thing. It actually gives me a chance to savor the moment.
Nick: I like it, too. I like it a lot.
Adam: Look, I was hoping to discuss christmas day with you. I would like to bring connor to the ranch for the family festivities.
Victor: You know you’re always welcome here, especially with your boy and especially for the holidays.
Adam: I appreciate that.
Victor: I love the idea that both of you will come.
Adam: Well, you might not be too happy when I ask you for my second favor.
Victor: Oh, yeah? What’s that?
Adam: I’d like chelsea to come, as well.
Victor: Whose idea was that? Connor’s or hers?
Chloe: And there are cookies just on every surface for miles to grab by the handful.
[ Both laugh ]
Chelsea: Ahh. I’m so glad you’re here. I needed this. I feel like everyone, you know, wants to talk about my mental state and how my therapy’s going. It feels good to just sit here with you and laugh.
Chloe: Well, I don’t want to ignore those topics if you want to talk about them.
Chelsea: Well, um, there actually is something I want to share with you.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, obviously, revisiting my past behaviors, things I’ve done, and I have been making amends.
Chloe: Well, that sounds brutal. And very brave of you.
Chelsea: Well, I don’t feel brave, but it was necessary. I’ve done it with, uh, billy, adam, victoria, even sharon. It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t fun, but every time I do it, i feel like it releases a burden off of my back. You know, being able to look somebody in the eye and tell them I’m sorry for my past actions and for hurting them, it’s been really helpful. Cathartic, even.
[ Clears throat ] So, I’m hoping to do it again now…with you. Hey! It’s me! Your dry skin!
Nick: I think we need to talk about the elephant in the room.
Sally: [ Sighs ] What elephant is that?
Nick: Your christmas day plans.
Sally: Must we? I mean, why ruin a good time?
Nick: Look, um, I know we’re taking it slow, but I’d really, really like to include you.
Sally: Thanks. But I have some complicated feelings surrounding holiday celebrations. Would it still be considered taking it slow if I invited you back to my suite for a nightcap for this conversation?
Nick: I think that’s fair.
Adam: No, dad, okay? It — it was my idea to include chelsea. My son deserves to be around the people he loves most without bouncing between locations.
Victor: Have a seat, son.
[ Breathes deeply ] Look…I feel for the boy. And I understand he wants to be with his mother, especially during the holidays. But you know that I can’t forget that she threw a wrench into victoria’s life by insisting on telling johnny that she is his biological mother.
Adam: Chelsea didn’t intend to wreck victoria’s life or johnny’s life. She had no idea how he was going to respond.
Victor: [ Sighs ] How do I know that she isn’t using this opportunity to get closer to johnny, which would upset victoria? You know that. So…no, son, I — I don’t want her here.
Chloe: Chelsea, we are best friends. We’re good. I mean, if anyone needs to make amends, it’s me.
Chloe: Yeah. For blowing up the cabin with adam in it. And I’m still embarrassed about running away with connor to paris all those years ago.
Chelsea: I appreciate you saying all that. But this is about me making amends. I have to do this. And I’m actually not referencing stuff that happened a long time ago. I’m talking about this year.
Chloe: I thought we got past all that.
Chelsea: I feel like I need to own up to my anger at you. I blamed you for everything that went wrong at newman media or fenmore’S. You know, I rejected your concern over my obsession over adam and sally and then rey. I didn’t want to listen to anything you had to say. I accused you of being a bad friend, when, really, you saw the warning signs before anybody else. You confronted me. You were willing to jeopardize our friendship in order to force me to see the truth.
Chloe: I was just worried about you.
Chelsea: I realize that now. You knew what was happening. I was spinning. And I was pushing you away when, really, you were just being the best kind of friend because you were being an honest one. And I’m really sorry for everything I put you through. And I’m thankful, and I’m grateful that you stuck with me. And I’m so grateful that you still care about me.
Chloe: Apology accepted. And I just want you to know that [Sniffles] I just want us to let go of the past and focus on the present and the future and about you getting better so you can reach your full potential. I am here for whatever you need, and I just want to try to help you find your purpose.
Chelsea: I know.
[ Chuckles ]
Sharon: Alright, guys, here you go.
Tessa: Oh, what’s all this?
Mariah: Well, I thought we could use some delicious holiday treats to celebrate our decorating.
Noah: Guess I’m a little late. This place seems like it’s already done.
Mariah: Hey! No, no, no, we are not done until we get your professional seal of approval.
Noah: You got it. Looks great to me.
Mariah: Mm-hmm. And the tree topper?
Noah: Yeah. Yeah, I like that you guys went with something a little more subtle. And you definitely earned this little cookie break you’re about to take.
Mariah: And also because mom is missing faith right now. So, I was wondering — maybe you have something a little stronger than cocoa, maybe one of glam club’s new, fabulous holiday cocktails?
Noah: Sorry. I don’T.
Tessa: Well, we’re meeting with a pregnant woman after new year’s to discuss the possibility of adoption.
Sharon: Oh, really? That’s amazing!
Sharon: That’s great! Uh, mariah? What’s wrong?
Tessa: Oh, no. Did I blow it? I’m sorry. I know we agreed not to say anything. Hi, I’m lauren, I lost 67 pounds on golo.
Sally: I don’t want you to feel obligated to include me in your christmas plans. Joining your family for the holidays is not in the “taking it slow” manual. I checked.
Nick: I would absolutely love to bring you to the ranch for christmas, but my sister and parents have some trust issues where you’re concerned.
Sally: I’m not surprised. Victoria fired me, and even though I tried to withstand victor’s judgment whenever i worked at newman, I know I never really won him over.
Nick: Actually, it’s, uh — it’s worse than that.
Sally: How so?
Nick: Uh, my dad had a dossier prepared of your time in L.A. To try and scare me off.
Sally: [ Sighs heavily ]
Adam: Look, I’m — I’m telling you that chelsea doesn’t have any ulterior motives. If anything, I’m hoping that she’ll put aside her qualms and hesitations about being in your home after everything that you did to her.
Victor: What do you mean, after everything I did to her? What are you talking about?
Adam: I’m talking about you forcing her to fake a mental breakdown over poisoning rey to get her institutionalized.
Victor: Are you forgetting i did it for her benefit, for heaven sake? I prevented her from being criminally prosecuted for nearly killing a man and then blaming you for it.
Adam: Okay, look, I’m not here to fight or dredge up some old history. I’m here to make a plea for my family on christmas. My family, something you claim to value. And as far as johnny’s concerned, he and connor have actually grown closer since finding out they’re biological brothers. So, I think it’d be good for them to spend, uh, some holiday time together. I know connor would like to be around all of his family on christmas.
Victor: Remember, son, you were coming to see me to ask me a favor, okay? So watch your tone. Now, if this means as much as you say it does to you and to connor… then you’re welcome. Chelsea can tag along, okay?
Adam: I appreciate that.
Victor: Good. You should.
Chloe: Ahh. I mean, how long has it been since we’ve just hung out like two girlfriends, laughing, crying?
Chloe: Ahh, I… I really miss this. And I just have to say, as your most honest friend, I can see that you are doing a lot better.
Chelsea: I am. You know, at first I was faking it to make it, you know, just putting it on a front so everyone wouldn’t be so worried about me. But now I’m feeling stronger.
Chloe: That’s so good to hear.
Chelsea: What I went through was a real wake-up call for me. So [Sighs] Figuring out my new purpose, whatever that may be, is part of my new journey.
Chloe: Well, like I said before, whatever you need, I’m here.
Chelsea: What I think I need is a total and complete personal and professional makeover.
[ Laughs ] So, I will keep you posted because I’m definitely gonna need your help because this time I’m gonna get it right.
Tessa: I am so sorry.
Mariah: [ Sighs ]
Tessa: I got carried away. And, honestly, I didn’t think you would mind me telling sharon and noah.
Mariah: It’s fine. I’m not mad. I just… I don’t want to get everyone’s hopes up just have them dashed again.
Sharon: You mean you don’t want to get your own hopes up, which is totally understandable. You know, you’re on this roller coaster of emotion. You just have to hang in there through the ups and downs.
Mariah: I just have all of these maternal instincts kicking in. I — I find myself sitting there and fantasizing about having this child in my arms, thinking about what time of year they’re gonna be born. Is it gonna be a boy or a girl? I’ve even decorated the nursery in my head. It’s just, even the idea of a baby is making its way into my heart.
Tessa: I mean, me too. That’s why I wanted to share it. It’s joyful. Yes, there have been disappointments…but it’s all part of the journey.
Sharon: This is the story of how you and tessa are making your way to your child. And, yes, there’s gonna be twists and turns, but you’re going to get there. And no matter what happens, this is still the next exciting step to reaching your goal. So, thanks for including me, tessa.
Tessa: Well, I hope I managed to cheer you up.
Sharon: You absolutely did.
[ Sighs ] The idea that we’re one step closer to a new baby coming into this family makes this holiday that much brighter. A dental tool is round for a reason.
“The young and the restless”
Noah: Hey, mariah? I know I said everything looked good, but now that I think about it, mom’s musical tv would probably look a little better over there.
Tessa: Oh, that is a good idea.
Mariah: Yeah, anything that keeps it from the center stage.
[ Laughs ]
Sharon: Wait! No! It’ll get completely lost over there, and no one can even see it! Hey. Happy holidays.
Chloe: Hi. Yeah. We were just heading out, but then I saw the decorations.
Chelsea: We wanted to say hi. The place looks so festive.
Sharon: Oh, well, thank you. Come on in. Take your coats off.
Chloe: Well, I didn’t realize how friendly you and sharon got. I mean, that’s a change.
Chelsea: Well, it’s nice, right? Sharon’s really been there for me. A lot of people have.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Chelsea: Excuse me. Be right back.
Adam: Hey, chelsea. Connor wants to stay at the ranch tonight. He is, uh, determined to decorate the barn, and he’s just convinced the horses need some holiday cheer, too.
Chelsea: Oh. Um, yeah. I was looking forward to spending some time with him, but it’s late already, so, sure. Far be it for me to deny the horses.
Adam: Are you sure you’re alright with it? You don’t mind being alone?
Chelsea: I’m fine. Don’t worry about me, okay? I’ll see you tomorrow.
Sharon: It’s terrible over there. If it has to stay there…
Noah: You know, come on. It looks so much better there.
Sharon: Then I have to get a bigger musical tv.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
Nikki: Wait until you see how connor has decorated the barn.
Victor: Oh, yeah?
Nikki: He’s put red ribbons on the hay bales and he found a little christmas tree and he’s wrapping up apples as presents for the horse.
Victor: [ Laughs ] That’s cute. That’s cute.
Nikki: Our grandson seems pretty happy these days.
Nikki: I think that adam’s visit has troubled you.
Victor: Well, it hasn’t troubled me so much as it has made me curious. I think he wants to reconnect with his family and doesn’t know how. You know, he suggested that he bring connor for christmas.
Nikki: Well, of course you said yes.
Victor: Oh, yeah, I love the idea. However, he also suggested that chelsea come along.
Nikki: Oh. I think I know what that’s all about.
Tessa: I don’t know.
[ Light laughter ]
Sharon: Chelsea, could you help me with something over here, please?
Sharon: Here. Taste that and tell me what you think.
Chelsea: Okay. Mmm. Oh, that’s good. It hits the spot.
Sharon: Great. Now, what do you think about where we should put my musical tv?
Chelsea: Actually, you know what, sharon? I think I’ve been cooped up for too long. I think I need to get out. I think a walk on a crisp evening like tonight would be just what I need.
Chloe: Hey, I — I could go with you.
Chelsea: That’s so sweet, but I think I want to be alone.
Sharon: You sure you want to do that? It’s dark outside.
Chelsea: Yeah. I promise, guys. I’m — I’m fine. I just want to get a little air. I’ll call if I need anything.
Sally: Of course victor had me investigated. Ugh! Must have been a pretty thick file. None of it scared you off?
Nick: Didn’t bother to read it.
Sally: [ Sighs ] I really wish you would have. That way, I would have known if anything in my past was a dealbreaker. I mean, you deserve to know who I am and…what I’m capable of.
Nick: I think I have a pretty good idea of who you are.
Sally: Yeah, but not who i used to be. I’m not proud of a lot of the stuff that I did in L.A. Usually it was because I let my ambition or chasing after some guy get the best of me. I even… I faked a terminal illness to get what I wanted. And don’t pretend that doesn’t mean something to you after what ashland did. I know how much you hated him after what he did to victoria.
Nick: Just…stop, okay? I don’t want to hear any more about it.
Chelsea: [ Breathes deeply ] Adam. What are you doing here?
Adam: I, uh — I just saw you leaving crimson lights. I just wanted to check on you. Would, um — would you mind if I join you?
Sally: You don’t want to hear about my past because it’s so horrifying?
Nick: Some of what you told me is pretty extreme. But here’s the thing. Uh, I don’t want to hear about your misdeeds. Now, don’t get me wrong. I want to know everything about you. And I will talk about whatever you want. But the things that interest me are, like…childhood memories. First pet. You a dog or a cat person? Um, did you ever star a school play? You like sports? Please tell me you like sports.
Sally: [ Chuckles ]
Nick: First celebrity crush. That’s what I want to know. Alright? All that other stuff — i promise you, I’ve done just as bad, if not more. So has everyone else in this town.
Sally: Yeah, I have noticed there are a lot of morally ambiguous folks around here.
Nick: Right? Some people are allowed to turn the page and move on. Others aren’T. I can’t stand that. I’m not gonna play that game. I know who you are now. That’s enough for me. I don’t need to read some dossier about you.
Sally: Well, in that case… …my first pet was an adorable little beagle.
Sally: I starred as genna the gypsy in high school. And I excelled at acrobatics. And prince rocked my world.
Nick: There we go. This is the stuff that intrigues me.
Sally: Thank you, nick, for caring about who I am. And I don’t know about you, but I’m really excited to see where this is going.
Chelsea: I really am fine.
Adam: Well, I’m glad to hear that. I, on the other hand — I was feeling a little lonely tonight without connor. So I figured I would come and find you since you’re the only other person who would understand.
Chelsea: Hmm. I didn’t realize you felt that way, too. The holidays are tricky, you know? They can be wonderful and joyous, but, um, they can also be hard, can’t they?
[ Chuckles ]
[ Both sigh ]
Adam: So, we, uh, are all set for christmas at the ranch. You know, if you’re still up for it. Victor even promised to be on his best behavior.
Chelsea: Hmm. Being with the newmans will be a testament to my newfound strength.
Adam: You know, you don’t have to go if you don’t feel ready for it.
Chelsea: No, I want to go. I want to go. It’s important for connor. That place is magical for him, and I don’t want to do anything to dampen his holiday spirit. Plus, I need to see how he decorated the barn.
Adam: [ Chuckles ] Mm-hmm. Just so you know, I, uh — i haven’t told victor and nikki about your recent hospitalization. I figured you should be the one to decide what you want to say and who you want to say it to. It’s your choice, so it’s not gonna come from me. I’m sure victoria feels the same way.
Chelsea: I appreciate that. I talked to my therapist about it, and she agrees. You know, I have to be in charge of telling the people that i want when I want. Plus, I really wouldn’t want to add to the drama [Chuckling] At that family event anyway.
[ Sighs ]
Adam: Well, don’t worry. I’ll be close. I’ll be your wingman. So, if you want to get out of there, just say the word and we will leave.
Chelsea: Thank you for your support and all your help with connor. I know this whole thing hasn’t been easy on you, especially since billy’s been involved.
Adam: [ Sighs ]
Chelsea: So, while we’re talking about open, honest conversation, is there anything you want to say about that?
Victor: What do you know about the chelsea situation?
Nikki: Victoria said that chelsea has been in a bad place, and I assumed it had to do with johnny’s initial reaction in hearing that she was his biological mother.
Victor: Mm-hmm. Well, I hear that johnny and connor are getting along quite well together now.
Nikki: Yeah. Connor mentioned johnny when we were trimming the tree. I think they have become closer.
Victor: Yeah. Well, according to adam, it would do both chelsea and connor good to spend the holidays with us.
Nikki: Well, you know, I feel all families should be together on the holidays.
Victor: I know you do, baby.
Nikki: That’s why it’s good that adam wants to be here with us.
Nikki: I know how happy you would be if you were able to bring him back into the family fold.
Victor: Well, that’s up to adam, you know? He’s the one who turned his back on us. He’s the one who decided to join jabot of all places instead of newman. So, if he wants to be back in the fold, then let him make the move.
Nikki: Perhaps him choosing to be with us on christmas is a first step.
Victor: Yeah. Yeah. My asthma felt anything but normal.
Sally: [ Chuckles ] Well, uh, so much for taking it slow.
Nick: Yeah. Did we even make it 24 hours?
[ Smooches ]
Sally: [ Sighs ] I really don’t want to interfere with your family plans for christmas. It’s one day. I’ll be fine.
Nick: Mm. You know what? I’m more than happy to change my plans…for you. So, how about if I spend some time with my family, make sure christian’s happy… and then I am all yours. We’ll do something special. Just the two of us.
Sally: That sounds perfect.
Adam: All that matters is your recovery, chelsea. So, if billy abbott can help facilitate that, I have no problem with it.
Chelsea: You mean that?
Adam: I do.
[ Sighs ] You know, your strength and your bravery through this whole thing — I mean the way that you faced it head on with honesty and integrity — inspired me. So it’s only fair that I be equally honest with you.
Chelsea: Thank you. What about you? How you doing this holiday season, huh?
Chelsea: I know your break-up with sally is still very fresh. And even though I’m not her biggest fan, I could see that the two of you had something special. So, how you feeling about all that?
Adam: Well, I will admit I do have moments of self-pity and loneliness. But I’m trying to focus on what I’ve got — a wonderful son with a caring mother. So, I think this holiday, both of us should just focus on our family.