Y&R Transcript Monday, December 26, 2022

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Sharon: Hey, chance. Merry christmas.

Chance: Merry christmas to you. I am here reporting for volunteer duty. Am I late?

Sharon: Actually, noah and mariah and tessa were here earlier packing up food and gifts for the local shelter. They just finished a lot sooner than they thought they would.

Chance: You’re kidding. I am — I’m so sorry. I, uh — I really wanted to help out today, sharon. I figured it’d be a good use of my time between shifts.

Sharon: Yeah, I remember you said you’d be working a lot over the holiday. Did you get a chance to spend some time with dom?

Chance: Yeah, we did christmas eve together, which was great. It was a good time. But, uh, he spent the night with abby, and he’s with her today, too.

Sharon: Well, since you’re here, I could use some help cleaning up. And I could throw in a pot of coffee and some food in return.

Chance: You got yourself a deal.

Abby: [ Gasps ] Happy holidays!

Nate: Happy holidays.

Abby: Hi!

Elena: Ooh, same to you! Did you guys have a good christmas morning?

Abby: We did. I think I might have gone a little overboard with the presents, though.

Elena: How could you not with this little guy?

Nate: Best day of the year, right?

Abby: He thinks so. Although I think he was more interested in the wrapping paper than the gifts themselves.

[ Laughter ]

Elena: Stop. That is so adorable.

Abby: What are you guys up to today?

Elena: Well, thankfully, I am not on call. So, we had a nice little walk in the snow, and now we are looking forward to a peaceful afternoon. How about you? Is chance still working?

Abby: I’m not sure if you guys know, but, um — well, I guess you don’T. Uh, chance and I — we’re getting a divorce.

Elena: Abby. I’m so sorry.

Nate: Wow. This is sad news. I hope you’re doing okay.

[ Door opens ]

Devon: Hey. Thought I heard you out here. Come on in.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Elena: Bye.

Nate: [ Sighs ]

[ Doorknob rattles, lock disengages ]

Traci: Could dominic have been any cuter this morning? Seriously.

Ashley: It was such a gift to see christmas through his eyes.

Traci: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Nice to see abby enjoying herself, too.

Ashley: Yeah, well, it’s difficult for her, splitting with chance right now, but she’s determined to give her little boy a beautiful holiday.

Traci: Yeah. She — she seems like she’s holding everything together well.

Ashley: I think she’s stronger than even she knew she was.

Traci: Well, it’s just a shame that she and dom had to leave before kyle and summer and harrison got back from their christmas eve getaway.

Ashley: Yeah. True. I would have loved to have seen them interact.

Traci: Mm-hmm. It is adorable, though, that they took harrison on a santa scouting mission.

[ Chuckles ] I’m sure they’re having a blast playing in the snow and cuddling under blankets and drinking hot cocoa. I just… I just thought they’d be home by now.

Ashley: Me too.

Traci: Yeah.

Ashley: So, jack, you must know where kyle is, huh? What’s keeping him?

Jack: Actually, I haven’t heard from kyle. I don’t know that they had a specific time in mind for their return. I think they just planned on getting home today.

Traci: Well, I don’t want to assume anything, but I have to wonder. Maybe they’re avoiding coming home because it’s upsetting for them to be here with diane gone.

Jack: Well, I just hope they’re having a fun time together, the three of them. And maybe you’re right. Maybe there is an escape in all of it. Whatever they’re doing right now, it’s got to be a lot more fun than sitting here constantly worried what’s going to happen next now that jeremy stark has made his surprise arrival. I wish that had never happened to begin with.

Diane: How awesome is it that santa brought you so many things from your wish list? You must have been a very good boy.

Summer: He has been a perfect angel, and I feel pretty lucky, too. I love these fuzzy slippers that you picked out for me.

Kyle: [ Laughs ]

Summer: This has been the best adventure ever, huh?

Kyle: What a great surprise it was to visit dee dee. It was worth driving super far to visit her in her special christmas place. But we should probably keep that to ourselves. We don’t want anyone else getting jealous that we got to see her and no one else did. Does that sound like a plan?

Diane: I am in heaven right now. I kind of expected that I’d be alone this christmas, like i have been for so many. So, to be here with you right now is the greatest gift I could get. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. So, hey, what do you want to do now? Do you want to play with one of your new games?

Harrison: I want to build a snowman.

Diane: Pbht! I guess he knows what he wants. I like it.

Kyle: You done with your presents? Well, who can blame you after the way it snowed all night? Snowman it is. Your wish is my command.

Diane: Alright. Hey. Whoa. Let’s go get your coat. This way. Come on.

Devon: He fell asleep before his head even hit the pillow.

Abby: Ah. He’s exhausted. Thank you so much for all of these presents. And please thank auntie lily, too.

Devon: Of course. Of course. She had so much fun hanging out with him for christmas eve. It was so cool to see. You know, last year he was so young, he didn’t really know what was going on, but this year he got to experience it in a whole new way. It was fun to watch.

Abby: Mm. I agree. It was just so sweet to see him filled with so much christmas spirit and just surrounded by so many people in his family that love him, yesterday and today.

Devon: Yeah. Did he get to see chance?

Abby: Yeah, we saw him last night. And I think it just shows dominic that, no matter what’s going on, this holiday is all about family. But from what I saw when we came in, I think maybe his daddy lost sight of that.

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Elena: Nate.

[ Singsong voice ] Hello? Nate? A little something to warm you up?

Nate: Mmm. Thank you.

Elena: Where’d you go just then?

Nate: I was thinking about what abby told us about her and chance.

Elena: Ah. Yeah. I feel for both of them, especially after everything they’ve been through. I thought they were solid.

Nate: Me too. I wonder what happened. Must have been something pretty intense for them to just split up.

Elena: Yeah, I guess you never really know what’s going on in someone else’s marriage.

Nate: True. But I have a theory. Remember when I told you about devon and amanda’s breakup?

Elena: Yeah, and now amanda’s staying in virginia. That was pretty shocking, too.

Nate: Especially because it seemed to just come out of the blue, just like this news with abby and chance’s divorce. And now abby is spending christmas day with devon?

Elena: Are you saying you think there’s something going on between devon and abby?

[ Chuckles ] Whoa. You are jumping to a huge conclusion.

Nate: When I tried to talk to devon about his breakup, he got extremely defensive and shut me down.

Elena: Yeah, I’m sure because it’s incredibly personal and you two aren’t on the best of terms. Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m assuming that you didn’t handle the topic with the level of sensitivity that you might have if you hadn’t had a falling-out.

Nate: You might be right, but what about abby showing up today, out of all days?

Elena: She brought dom to see his other father on christmas. And I’m sure with the divorce, she wanted to spend time with her friends.

Nate: You really don’t think there’s more to it?

Elena: What I think is irrelevant because it’s none of my business — or yours. I don’t get why you’re even spending the time to speculate about this.

Nate: Because devon has gone out of his way to condemn me for being deceitful and duplicitous. I’m wondering if the same could be said about him.

Abby: Okay, stop stalling. Fill me in on you and nate. I was hoping that you guys would be in a better place by now.

Devon: Yeah? I don’t know why. I don’t know why you would think that after everything he’s done. His latest move is trying to find out what happened between me and amanda and pass it off as being concerned about me.

Abby: Are you sure that he’s not just trying to reconnect?

Devon: I don’t care if that is what he’s trying to do. Digging into my personal business isn’t the way to go about it. He seems very suspicious of the reason that amanda and I broke up, and I feel like he’s trying to find something to use against me as retaliation. So, if anyone’s forgotten what this holiday is about, it’s not me.

Tucker: Ho, ho, ho.

Ashley: Well, you’re kind of late, aren’t you, santa?

Tucker: [ Sighs ]

[ Feet stomping ] Hello.

[ Door closes ]

Ashley: Don’t you think this is a little much?

Tucker: Well, you know I like to go big.

Jack: Well, thank you for sparing us the helicopter this time.

Tucker: Oh, well, my sleigh is out front.

[ Laughs ] Hope you don’t mind my dropping by. I got presents for everyone in the family.

Ashley: Aww, that’s very generous of you.

Jack: And quite unnecessary.

Tucker: I realize that.

Jack: Well, we don’t have anything for you under our tree.

Tucker: I wouldn’t expect that. Uh, no, I just got a little caught up in the spirit of the season, you know, the joy in giving and not receiving and all that.

Traci: Well, thank you so much, tucker, for the gifts. If you had hoped to hand-deliver something to dominic, I’m sorry — [Chuckles] I’m sorry, but they’ve already gone.

Tucker: Oh, no, that’s okay. I’m gonna see dominic later at devon’S. Um, which means my day is free. And I was hoping maybe you would agree to have lunch with me? Although I don’t want to impose on any abbott family time here.

Ashley: Not at all. I mean, well, we’re having a very quiet christmas, so… yeah, I would actually really like to get out of the house. Let’s go. Bye, you guys.

Tucker: Okay. See ya. Merry christmas.

Jack: Merry christmas.

Ashley: [ Laughs ] Oh, gosh.

Kyle: Aha! Dee dee’s got a carrot for the snowman’s nose and a hat for his head.

Diane: Here you go.

Kyle: Now all we have to do is find rocks for his eyes. You ready?

Harrison: Ready!

[ Laughter ]

Summer: You guys have fun.

Diane: Alright. And stay bundled up. It’s cold out there. I can’t wait to see mr. Snowman.

Kyle: Thank you.

Diane: Yeah. Whew! Thank you again for making this happen. I know that kyle had planned on coming alone until you convinced him that you and harrison should join him.

Summer: You’re welcome. You know, you should keep that in mind going forward. Like it or not, diane, we are a family, and we’re supposed to be sticking together. And yet you’re still keeping secrets. You pleaded with kyle not to tell me that you actually did work with the authorities to convict jeremy stark.

Diane: He told you?

Summer: Of course he told me. And quite some time ago, too. You know, you put him in a horrible position asking him to lie to me like that. You really should know better.

Sharon: Thank you so much for helping me clean up.

Chance: Yeah, well, it’s the least I can do, given I missed the bulk of the work.

Sharon: Well, I don’t really consider this work today. You know, I’m happy to help folks who are less fortunate, especially this time of year. It’s very gratifying for me.

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, I totally get that.

Sharon: Well, you would because you’ve devoted your life to public service. Didn’t you bust a thief recently? Wait a minute. What was his name? It was merry mc…?

Chloe: Mcjingles.

Sharon: Yes!

Chance: Yeah.

Sharon: How could I forget that name? You’re a man of many talents.

Chance: Well…

Sharon: Here. Thanks again for helping me.

Chance: Hey, no problem. I, uh, figured the sooner you can get out of here and get back to your kids, the better, right?

Sharon: Uh, actually, I’m not in a hurry. I already had a video chat with faith this morning, and the rest of us aren’t getting together until later today. Noah’s with allie at the club, setting up for the christmas crowd.

Chance: They’re open today?

Sharon: Yeah. He wanted it to be a place where people without families could go and celebrate.

Chance: Wow.

Sharon: He’s very passionate about it. I’m so happy for him.

Chance: Yeah.

Sharon: And mariah and tessa are just spending some private time alone right now. They’re very hopeful because they received a photo, a sonogram photo, from a pregnant woman who may place her baby with them.

Chance: Wow. So, they might have a kid soon. Huh.

Sharon: Well, nothing’s set in stone, but it’s possible.

Chance: Well, you know, i heard about all the support that they gave abby while I was gone. And of course, after everything mariah has done for dominic, they deserve all kinds of happiness.

Sharon: They certainly do. And they’re not the only ones, chance. You deserve some happiness, too.

Diane: You have every right to feel the way you do. I was just terrified of anyone other than kyle or jack knowing the truth.

Summer: Look, I’m not trying to start a fight with you. I just feel like you should know by now that harrison and kyle come first for me. Their safety and happiness is my number-one priority.

Diane: I appreciate that, as well as the kindness you’ve shown me. But at the same time, I — i can’t ignore who your mother is. I mean, I — I feel for you, constantly having to balance your loyalty to her and supporting kyle’s relationship with me.

Summer: I’m not gonna lie to you. The balance has been difficult. I love my mom, but I’m not gonna excuse her behavior. She’s been out of bounds.

Diane: [ Scoffs ] Thank you for acknowledging that.

Summer: I’m also not gonna turn my back on her. We’ve been through rough patches before, and we always get through them, but you don’t need to worry about that because i can manage the situation.

Diane: Fair enough.

Summer: Just to be perfectly clear, I’m not gonna share any information with my mother that could put kyle or harrison or even you in jeopardy. But I am telling you — don’t underestimate me again. And please don’t put kyle in the position of having to choose between his mother and his wife. Because if you do, we are gonna have a serious problem.

Diane: Alright. Wow. Honest and protective. I can see why kyle adores you. And, more importantly, why he respects you. I am sorry for my mistake. It won’t happen again.

Tucker: I guess we should have called ahead.

Ashley: I should have known it was closed today, considering my daughter owns the place. I just assumed abby was leaving the staff in charge, though.

Tucker: Let’s just go somewhere else.

Ashley: All the good places are probably booked, don’t you think? Uh, there might be another way, though, that we can have lunch here.

Tucker: Should we break in?

Ashley: Oh, good idea. No. I think —

[ Keys jangle ] I think I’ve got a key. Abby gave it to me in case of an emergency, and I don’t think she’d mind if we use the kitchen if we promise to clean up.

Tucker: Aren’t you full of surprises.

Ashley: Yes. I keep you on your toes.

Tucker: Yes, you do.

[ Keys jangling ]

Ashley: [ Gasps ] Yay! My most important kitchen tool?

Elena: [ Sighs ] I wouldn’t continue down this path regarding devon and abby. I worry that you’re projecting your guilt onto devon and turning this into some type of condemnation. And acting on your suspicions probably won’t end well.

Nate: I never said I was going to do anything about it.

Elena: Yeah, but I can see the wheels turning in your head.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] You’re talking like this is consuming me. I promise you, it is not.

Elena: Okay. Then it should be easy for you to give it up. We broke up because you got caught up in the same kind of negativity. I thought you were past this. I thought you understood that you don’t need to pull anyone down in order to lift yourself up.

Nate: You’re making too much of this.

Elena: Am I? You are thriving in your new position at newman media.

Elena: The two of us are doing well. And instead of focusing on that on christmas, you’ve decided to look for a reason to call devon a hypocrite. That is so unhealthy. You need to focus on the good and find a way to fix things with your family instead of making them worse.

Abby: You and nate have to find a way to resolve this conflict.

Devon: [ Sighs ] Do we? It doesn’t have to be today. I’ll tell you that. We really don’t need to even keep talking about him. It’s kind of killing the mood.

Abby: That is the wrong answer. Today is the best day to put aside all of your anger and your resentment. Think about all the blessings that you have in your life. You have your company with lily. You have the most perfect son, who is happy and healthy, and he adores you. And you have a really good friend and co-parent in yours truly. And I, for one, am very thankful for our friendship, even though our connection has caused a lot of drama recently.

Devon: Right, and it’s that drama that I’m worried that nate is gonna try and exploit.

Abby: Come on. What could he possibly do? We have already suffered the worst possible consequence from what happened.

Devon: I don’t know. I don’t want to find out what he can do. You know? He’s clearly running off of emotions right now, and that’s when people lash out.

Abby: Okay. So, maybe try to find a way to put out the fire instead of fuel it.

Devon: It’s not that easy.

Abby: You have to start somewhere. What would your dad think about all of this?

Devon: What would my dad think? You’re really gonna go there?

Abby: Well, I think it’s relevant to the situation. You and neil — you betrayed each other over the years. But you found a way to forgive each other, too. And think about how great it was, I mean, just how close you were in the end. So, what would he think about you having a cousin who lives across the hall and you guys being so disconnected, today of all days?

Traci: Jack, as happy as I am to have been able to spend this time with you, um [Chuckles] The house is just a lot emptier than I expected it would be. It seems like our family is so unsettled right now, with abby’s impending divorce and ashley spending extra time with tucker?

[ Sighs ] And with diane’s departure. I mean, that has its whole set of ripple effects.

Jack: I know this last remark was aimed at me, and I’m sorry that you’ve been caught up in all the tension surrounding diane. I know I didn’t make things any better going after ashley just now, and… look, I-I — I want more than anything for things to go back to the way they were.

Traci: Well, I’m glad to hear it, and I hope it happens sooner than later.

Jack: You and me both.

Traci: [ Sighs ] Okay, well, I — I guess I will go upstairs and pour myself a glass of wine and have a soak in a hot tub with my new peppermint bath oil I got in my stocking. Merry christmas, jack.

Jack: Merry christmas.

Traci: Mm.

Jack: [ Smooches ]

Traci: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: [ Breathes deeply ]

Kyle: Whew.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Hey, dad.

Jack: Hey, son. Merry christmas. How things going on at the cabin?

Kyle: Great. Harrison and I just came in from building a snowman.

Jack: Oh, boy, I’ll bet he loved that.

Kyle: He did. Had lots of opinions. Took on more of a supervisory role. I was the manual labor.

Jack: Listen, I’m glad things are going well up there. When are you planning on coming home?

Kyle: Not sure. Mom, summer, and harrison are out now collecting pine cones. He’ll be pretty worn out after that, but we’ll have to wait for him to fall asleep before we get him back in the car so he doesn’t realize exactly where we are. Why do you ask? Is there something going on i should know about?

Jack: I don’t want to take anything away from your fun time up in the cabin, but I thought you should know what you’re coming home to. I spoke to jeremy stark, made the offer that we discussed, and he said he’s gonna leave town as soon as he gets the second installment. I wish I was confident that he was telling the truth.

Kyle: So, mom is still in danger. I get bladder leaks.

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Tucker: See, now, isn’t this nice, working together, being in sync?

Ashley: It’s kind of like riding a bike, isn’t it? You never really forget.

Tucker: I don’t know if I’d put it that way, but certainly being in sync was never a problem for us.

Ashley: Oh, you’re being a little naughty, aren’t you?

Tucker: Oh, says the woman who broke into her daughter’s restaurant.

Ashley: Mm. Needs something.

Tucker: Oh, yes, I’m sure you’re gonna find the absolute perfect blend of flavors, huh?

Ashley: I can’t help it. It’s the chemist in me.

Tucker: Yeah, that makes sense. Be almost embarrassing if you weren’t a good cook.

Ashley: Now, that’s either a dig or a compliment. I think I’m gonna go with the latter.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ]

Ashley: Here.

Tucker: Mmm. Mmm. That is fantastic. That is going to bring out the essence and the energy of the vegetables.

Ashley: The essence and the energy.

Tucker: Yes. You know, I became quite a student of the culinary arts during my travels.

Ashley: Oh, of course you did. Tell me more.

Tucker: Well, I learned to cook from this master at the monastery in south korea.

Ashley: Ah.

Tucker: And he taught me that food is the, um — [Clears throat] The connection that brings the — the mental and the physical energies together and that food harmonizes our body and we become one with the ingredients, et cetera, et cetera.

Ashley: Oh, so, you’re saying that this lunch is actually gonna be a spiritual experience for the two of us?

Tucker: If we did it right.

Ashley: Huh. So, you were an apprentice chef before the racecar driving, I’m assuming, right?

Tucker: Yes.

Ashley: And I’m sure you’ve just had tons of experiences between those two. So, what’s next?

Tucker: Lunch.

Sharon: You really haven’t said that much since we sat down. Did I say something wrong?

Chance: No, no. No, not at all. You’ve been — you’ve been great company. I don’t know. I just, um…

[ Chuckles ] I don’t really think today’s the day to dump all my personal issues on you, you know? Even you deserve a break on christmas.

Sharon: Friends don’t take a day off. So, if you don’t want to talk about yourself at the moment, I — I could maybe share something with you.

Chance: Please, yeah.

Sharon: Um, okay. Well…I wanted to try to keep myself very busy today so that i wouldn’t end up, you know, feeling. But it’s there. I-I really do miss rey.

Chance: Yeah, I, uh… I figured you did.

Sharon: Last year, we had such a special but ordinary christmas, and I thought it would be one of many, of course. I had no idea that I’d be sitting here now, looking back with nothing but the memories.

Devon: I’ll be down in a minute.

Abby: I will be here.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Devon: He’s still out like a light.

Abby: You’re back.

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: [ Chuckles ]

Devon: What’s that look about? What’s going on?

Abby: Okay. As someone who cares about you a lot…

Devon: Yeah?

Abby: …Can you do me a big favor? I love what downy does for my sheets and towels.

Diane: Wow!

Summer: Look at all the pine cones we collected!

Diane: Oh, they’re awesome, special.

Kyle: Wow. They look amazing. We’ll definitely have to take them home with us.

Diane: Hey, harrison, do you want to show those to your new stuffed animal? Yeah? Let’s go into the bedroom.

Kyle: Okay.

Diane: There you go.

Harrison: Keep it.

Diane: Come on. Aww!

Kyle: Aww. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Door closes ]

Summer: What’s going on?

Kyle: Our hopes that my mom will come home soon have been dashed.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: You know, it’s hard to believe that rey and I only shared one christmas together as a married couple.

Chance: It’s unfair. I mean, you guys deserved a lifetime of memories.

Sharon: [ Sighs ] Well, my kids have been a tremendous comfort to me. And my therapy clients and running this place — you know, that’s kept me busy and given me something to focus on. Um…I take pride in having the strength to carry on with my life the way that I know that i should, the way that I know rey would want me to.

Chance: Yeah. I get that. You know, not that what I’m going through compares to what you suffered, but I do understand struggling to come to terms with a big shift in your life as you knew it.

Sharon: Well, loss is loss, and you lost the family unit you had with abby and dom.

Chance: It’s weird not living together. And it’s weird having to divide our time up with our son. And it’s really hard figuring out how to be a good father in the shape that our family’s taken now.

Sharon: I can imagine how hard that must be to navigate.

Chance: Got any advice?

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] No, neither one of us need any advice today, just someone to listen.

Ashley: Whoa.

Tucker: Are you enlightened?

Ashley: I think I am. That was pretty fabulous.

Tucker: Of course. With the combined talents of a scientist and a spiritual master…

Ashley: [ Laughs ]

Tucker: …How can you go wrong?

Ashley: You are a businessperson at heart, and you know it.

Tucker: So are you. Mm, and this is just a small sample of what you and I could accomplish if we were to join forces professionally.

Ashley: You’re actually gonna pitch me on christmas day?

Tucker: Yes. The opportunity has presented itself. And you should know that I have created a business plan for the new venture — brand-new company, all ours, no ties to jabot, no ties to the abbotts, very grand in scale. Um, it would involve paris and would require my deep pockets to bankroll it. And you could invest however much you wish, of course. Be a dream come true for you.

Ashley: You think you know what my dreams are?

Tucker: I know you.

Ashley: Hmm. I’m kind of surprised that you’ve given this so much thought. And even though I don’t know that much about it, I don’t find it totally unappealing.

Tucker: Oh, wait till I lay it out in great detail. And of course you can amend however much you want. But, yeah, you’re gonna see that I am, uh, in fine tune with you, your talent, your personality.

Ashley: Interesting.

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Ashley: Sometimes I feel like, um, I know you. And then other times, I feel like I don’t know you at all.

Tucker: Yeah, you know me, better than anyone else ever has.

[ Glasses clink ] (Music throughout)

Abby: Well, cheers.

Elena: Yeah. Salud.

Abby: Yeah.

Devon: Cheers.

[ Glasses clink ]

Elena: Mmm.

Abby: Mmm.

Elena: Pinot.

Devon: Hmm. Alright.

Abby: Well, I am so happy that we got snow for christmas.

Elena: Yeah. It makes everything even more magical.

Abby: Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Elena: [ Clears throat ]

Devon: [ Chuckles ]

Elena: So, did dominic get a chance to take a picture with santa?

Abby: He sure did. You have to see this. Look.

[ Both laugh ]

Elena: It’s her background. How cute. Look.

Abby: He was so excited. Like, when we were waiting to meet santa, he was so happy. And then as soon as we got up there, he just lost it. I guess he’s not up for christmas photo shoots.

[ Laughter ]

Devon: Poor little guy. That reminds me of this story that dru told me when I was a kid. When she was young, they used to make her and olivia wear the exact same dresses every christmas for their annual photo.

Nate: Yeah, my, um — my mother told me this story. Uh, they hated dressing alike because they were so different.

[ Light laughter ]

Devon: Right. Right. Yeah. They, uh, — dru would, uh — she said she wanted to buy ballet slippers with the money instead.

Nate: And my mother would have gladly bought a microscope with it.

[ Laughter ]

Devon: That’s right, but they didn’t let them do that. They made them wear these really cutesy dresses with these big bows.

Nate: “Cutesy” is not a word I’d ever use to describe my mother or my aunt.

Devon: Yeah, no. No, me neither. They, uh — they stayed true to their personalities, though. They didn’t hide their feelings. There’s a ton of pictures that I’ve seen with dru’s face that looks just like dominic.

Abby: Aww.

Nate: Fast-forward two years later. They would go on and on about how much they hated those christmas photos, but the second those old photo albums came out, they would start cracking up until tears streamed down their faces.

[ Laughter ]

Devon: Yeah, man. Those pictures became their favorite. Treasured memories.

Nate: Mm.

Ashley: I’m not even prepared to consider leaving jabot, but I’m still very flattered by the effort you’re going to, to lure me away.

Tucker: [ Chuckling ] Okay. Should I take encouragement in that?

Ashley: No.

[ Laughs ] Sorry. I mean, it is a basic human response because it’s so nice to be wanted.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. Well, I meant what I said about creating the dream situation for you. And, uh, we could have this great new company, work side by side with each other. That’s my dream come true. Merry christmas.

Ashley: Hello.

Jack: Hi.

Ashley: I’m assuming you saw what just happened at the door.

Jack: Boy, you’re just making one mistake after another, aren’t you?

Ashley: Oh, jackie, could you please just trust me for once?

Kyle: I brought summer up to speed on dad’s news. Stark is going to be a lot harder to get rid of than we thought, and if we can’t buy him off, he has another motive for sticking around.

Diane: I was initially scared when jeremy came to town, but now that I’ve had a little time to process things, I refuse to just sit here and fall apart. I mean, I thought it would be smart for me to hide out for a while, and then if jeremy thought that I had run off, maybe he would leave town himself. But if that’s not the case, then I am not going to continue to hide in fear.

Summer: So, what are you gonna do?

Diane: [ Sighs ] Well, we need another way to neutralize jeremy as a threat. But that can’t be done from here. So I need to go back to town and show my face.

Kyle: I admire your desire to stand up to him, but he hasn’t become any less dangerous.

Diane: Hear me out. I have an idea about how to handle jeremy stark.

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