Young & The Restless Transcript
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Is this seat taken?
Traci: Um, actually, no. I’m on my own tonight. Go ahead. Thank you.
Well, we’ll see if we can fix that.
[ Gasps ]
[ Laughs ]
Chelsea: I think you’re on the right track! Keep at it.
Connor: Trying to save eggs from breaking is a lame way to spend new year’s eve. Can’t I just use the one in the closet?
Chelsea: How did you know about that?
Connor: I was looking for more bubble wrap, and there it was — a completely done egg-drop device. I figured you’d made it in case mine didn’t work.
Chelsea: Wrong. Billy and I just got carried away playing with the art supplies and were testing out your new project. You will be handing in your own schoolwork.
Connor: Fine. Be that way.
Chelsea: [ Laughing ] You’ll thank me later.
Connor: Billy’s cool, isn’t he?
Chelsea: He can be.
Billy: You’re just in time.
Lily: For what?
Billy: To celebrate the new year.
Billy: Yeah. You know, we could have went the more traditional route and went to a fancy dinner and went to the clubs after, but — I don’t know — getting dressed up and making a big deal out of it — it didn’t feel like the right thing to do this year.
[ Knock on door ]
Sally: That is a lot of soup.
Nick: I’m gonna hook you up. I got everything. I got soup, herbal tea, ginger ale. I got a heating pad guaranteed to cure an ailing stomach.
Sally: Wow, you thought of everything.
Nick: How you feeling?
Sally: I am feeling a little better. You did not have to go through all this trouble.
Nick: I like taking care of you.
Sally: I know this isn’t the new year’s eve you had in mind.
Nick: That’s why I went for plan B. Ginger ale bubbles for our midnight toast instead of champagne.
Sally: [ Chuckles ]
Jeremy: Thank you.
Diane: So, should I go on? Is my offer of any interest?
Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] Frankly, I’m surprised. I thought I made myself crystal clear. The only way to settle this is for you to pay me back what you took from me. Now, that’s what I would find, uh, desirable.
Diane: If only it were that easy. But as I explained, the money is gone. So, I have a better idea. And we start by laying our cards on the table, all of them.
Jeremy: Challenge accepted. You go first.
Diane: Alright —
Jeremy: Tell me the truth about the fbi. Did you turn state’s evidence to put me away? She is fearless
Traci: [ Laughing ] Oh, danny! Oh, my gosh, this is the most fabulous surprise. I’m so glad to see you.
Danny: It’s good to see you, too, traci.
Traci: [ Chuckles ] So — so, when did you get to town?
Danny: Oh, christmas eve, yeah. I spent the holiday with daniel and phyllis.
Traci: Oh. That’s so special. Can — can you join me?
Danny: I’d love to. Come on. Hey, let’s sit over here.
Traci: Okay. Here. We’ll get you one of these, too, okay?
Danny: Oh, please.
Traci: [ Laughs ] Oh, my gosh. There we go. So, how long are you here for?
Danny: Uh, well, I’m afraid it’s a short visit between tour dates, yeah. In fact, I’m staying here and just came down to grab a glass of champagne for new year’s eve.
Traci: I am so glad you did.
Danny: You look fabulous.
Traci: [ Laughs ]
Danny: Tell me. Alright, come on. How’s life treating you? I want to know everything. Don’t hold back.
Danny: You’re holding back. Come on!
Traci: No, I’m just —
Traci: I’m just marveling at you, at us, how we just sort of fall back into sync, just like we always did, you know?
Lauren: Wait a minute. What’s going on here? Are you two getting the band back together without me?
[ Laughter ]
Traci: Oh, my gosh! What are the chances?
Danny: We’ve been thinking about it.
[ Laughter ]
Connor: Could I just do all bubble wrap? Like, until it’s the size of a bowling ball?
Chelsea: I mean, you can try anything and see if it works. That’s the whole point of the project, right? You need to experiment, use your creativity.
Connor: Really? I thought it was to see how many omelets you can eat in a week. I mean, got to do something with all the broken eggs.
Chelsea: You’re a wise guy.
[ Knock on door ]
Connor: I’ll get it.
Chelsea: Okay. Make sure you ask who it is first.
Connor: Who is it?
Adam: It’s your father.
Connor: Dad. Man, am I glad you’re here. If I have to see one more messed-up egg…
Adam: Oh. What, uh — what did I miss?
Chelsea: We are working on a school project.
Connor: I’ve got to figure out how to protect an egg so it won’t break when you drop it.
Adam: I see. Engineering 101. That sounds like a lot of fun.
Connor: If you say so. Mom and billy already made one that works, so now it’s my turn.
Chelsea: Well, you keep working on it. You’re gonna get there.
Connor: Billy made mom smile. So, that’s a good sign, right?
Billy: Just thought maybe we’d get out of our comfort zone a little bit, you know, see things from a different perspective, and from this side of the park, we’re gonna be able to see the fireworks perfectly.
Lily: I think the different perspective we need has nothing to do with the view. @A
Billy: I’m worried about us, lily.
Lily: Me too.
Diane: Jeremy, I swear i would never turn on you like that. I also know how furious you’d be at anyone foolish enough to betray you. And not to mention, remember i was living a lie. The last thing I needed was to draw any unwanted attention from the authorities.
Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] I want to believe you’re being straight with me.
Diane: I am. 100%. And I’m going to tell you something else you might have a hard time believing.
[ Sighs ] After you were arrested, i missed the excitement that you brought to my life. I tried to tell myself it was enough to be back with my family, but I’ve been kidding myself. I’m climbing the walls.
Jeremy: Hmm. I have to admit, I thought a lot about you when I was locked up. Angry thoughts, sure… but good ones, too, the times we shared together, before you figured out what I tricked you into doing.
Diane: Well, there were a lot of good times before and after I knew the truth. It was thrilling. It made me feel alive.
Jeremy: What exactly are you suggesting?
Diane: I want to get back that excitement…with you. I brought in ensure max protein
Sally: I appreciate everything that you’ve done, but I don’t expect you to sacrifice your entire night for me.
Nick: Trust me, I’m fine spending new year’s eve here with you instead of going to the glam club.
Sally: I appreciate the offer, but we’re taking things slow, remember? I don’t think I’m ready for you to watch me dribble soup on my shirt or turn green.
Nick: Do you remember how many kids I have? Nothing fazes me.
Sally: Okay. That may be the case, but I — I don’t like to show people my sick side. And besides, I’m — I have a thing about celebrating holidays.
Nick: Alright. We’re gonna work on that. As for tonight, I will honor your wishes and leave. But if you change your mind and you want some company, I’m just a text away.
Nick: And since I’m not gonna get a chance to tell you later, happy new year. Feel better.
Sally: Thank you.
[ Door closes ]
[ Sighs ]
Billy: Look, I know this whole ordeal with chelsea has thrown us off balance, lily. I get that.
Lily: Oh, god, billy, my issue is not with chelsea. It’s with you. I mean, tonight you were supposed to plan something special for us, and yet we’re standing here in the freezing cold waiting for fireworks that aren’t gonna start for hours.
Billy: I’m sorry. I know I should have planned something more. It’s just, you know, the week got away from me and…
Lily: [ Scoffs ]
Billy: [ Sighs ]
Lily: I mean, do I love that you have spent time with chelsea every day over the holidays? Of course I don’T. But I can understand it.
Billy: Really? Because I’m not sure about that.
Lily: [ Sighs ] Billy, I really feel like our issues started long before chelsea’s crisis.
Billy: I don’t feel that way.
Lily: I do. I mean, you’ve been going in a different direction for months, and I don’t know how we get back on track.
Billy: But we do, right? I mean, we’re gonna work on it. We start couples therapy next week.
Lily: Yeah, but I even thought that suggesting therapy was gonna be a wake-up call for you. And you haven’t even changed your behavior since then. And that breaks my heart.
Billy: Lily —
Lily: I mean, if you’re not gonna meet me halfway, then what’s the point? You didn’t even think that we had an issue when I brought up going to therapy. So, like, what, were you just gonna go through the motions then?
[ Exhales sharply ] I just… I realize that trying to back you into a corner to try to fix things — it was just the wrong thing to do.
Billy: It almost sounds like you think what we have is too far gone.
Lily: I don’t want to believe it, either, but I’ve been going over and over it in my head. And I’ve realized that we’ve always had work in common. And that’s what we had to fall back on when things got bumpy. And so now that that’s gone, it’s like so is the spark that we felt when we first found each other again.
[ Voice breaking ] And I hate saying that. I really, really do. But you know it’s true because without that glue, it’s like… we’re just two very different people with two very different goals. And I don’t know if we have enough in common to keep us together.
[ Gasps ]
Jeremy: Assuming you’re saying that you want to start things up again, that would be a huge risk.
Diane: On so many levels. But like you always said, risks make life worth living.
Jeremy: Why did you leave?
Diane: Alright. I won’t lie. I was afraid, and I ran on instinct.
Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] Oh, you’re good. But I don’t think that’s true. You took yourself out of the picture long enough for jack abbott to try to buy me off again.
Diane: Jack offered you money while I was away? That’s news to me. No, I — I panicked, and I ran on my own volition.
Jeremy: And here you are, not looking the least bit frightened, proposing that we start things up again, all very conveniently timed to coincide with my acceptance of jack’s offer.
Diane: Yeah. You can think what you like. I came back because I realized that it cost me too much the last time I left. And I returned to face you. And whatever deal jack made was to protect his family, not me.
Jeremy: So, you’re claiming you have no allegiance to the abbotts anymore?
Diane: No, no, I’m not saying that at all. I — I would hate to see any of them get hurt. But I also know that I can’t stop thinking about you. We have an unbreakable bond.
Jeremy: Even though I’m risky?
Diane: [ Laughs ] The excitement makes it worth it. Jeremy, this town is killing me. This quiet life I chose for myself is nothing like the way it used to be for us — getting away with things that nobody else could, staying one step ahead of the law. Come on. You remember how thrilling it was. And we could have that again. The risk and the reward.
Jeremy: This is a very interesting proposition.
Chloe: Oh, well, you’re looking a little better.
Sally: Come in.
Chloe: What’s all this?
Sally: Oh, nick brought over a care package.
Chloe: Ah. What a guy. Making time for a little bedside manner on new year’s eve? He’s just the best. What’s wrong? Are you feeling sick to your stomach again?
Sally: No. I-I just can’t get your comment out of my head. I’m just too caught up in the insane possibility that you might be right. The virus that causes shingles is sleeping…
Chloe: Okay. Back up. Which comment and what insane possibility?
Sally: The one that’s got me feeling super paranoid ever since you put the idea in my head.
Sally: Yeah. “Oh.”
Chloe: Okay, well, why are you so paranoid? I didn’t even say the “p” word.
Sally: Okay, yeah, maybe not, but it’s exactly where your mind went whenever you started in on what could be causing my nausea.
Chloe: Okay, I swear I never seriously thought that you were pregnant. I mean, are you having any other symptoms?
Sally: No. But I checked my calendar, and it’s not out of the question.
Chloe: Okay. Well, I assume that you and nick were careful, right?
Adam: If this was my project, I would want to use a combination of the materials, not just the bubble wrap. Really wow your teacher with your creativity. And I bet you would get a higher grade.
Connor: Dad, you’re making it harder.
Chelsea: [ Laughs ] Your dad’s right. You do have to put some extra effort into it, sweetie.
Adam: Well, uh, I didn’t want to overstay my welcome. I just wanted to wish you guys a happy new year. 2023 is gonna be great for all of us.
Chelsea: I have a feeling you’re right about that.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
Connor: Cool. Johnny just posted a new year’s video. Can I go check it out?
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Make it quick, please.
Adam: [ Sighs ] So, uh, is billy coming back later to do connor’s math homework or…?
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I could tell hearing about our little project bugged you.
Adam: What was your first clue?
Chelsea: Adam, it was nothing. It was a silly diversion. It helped keep me from getting wrapped up in my own head.
[ Sighs ] Look at the bright side. At least connor’s so busy with this, now he’s not so focused on trying to force his parents to get back together, right?
[ Both chuckle ]
[ Sighs ]
Lauren: So, it is fenmore’s, marchetti, and jabot, all under the same umbrella — the perfect setup.
Danny: Wow. So, you got fashion, cosmetics, and the stores that sell them. You got all your bases covered. You’re brilliant.
Lauren: [ Laughs ] Well, thank you. And you know what? The new spokesmodel for marchetti is a musician named tessa porter. Maybe you’ve heard of her?
Danny: I have. Yeah. She’s a real talent.
Lauren: Good. So, maybe she could open for you one day or she could record a duet with you once her voice recovers?
Traci: Lauren, come on! What are you trying to do, get a bunch of free publicity?
Lauren: Well, why not?
Traci: Because there should be one day out of the year where danny just gets to relax and he doesn’t have to think about or talk about business.
Lauren: Traci’s still the protective fan club president. You’re not still the fan club president, are you?
Traci: [ Chuckles ] Lauren! Just a very dear friend.
[ Light laughter ]
Michael: Wow. This looks like homecoming week. Come here! Mwah!
Michael: Oh, my goodness!
Danny: Happy new year.
Michael: Ohh, same to you! Lauren didn’t mention that you were in town.
Lauren: I just found out a couple minutes ago.
[ Both laugh ]
Danny: Well, I’m between shows and did a little detour to surprise daniel.
Traci: And us.
Michael: Oh, it is terrific to see you! How’s the kidney?
Danny: It is in fine working order, thanks to you.
Michael: Mm! [ Chuckles ] Well, that is excellent news. It looks like our new year’s eve plans have been expanded.
Lauren: And what better way to ring in a new year than with old friends?
Jeremy: I have to say, you caught me off guard with this. I never would have thought you would suggest we reconcile.
Diane: Well, I won’t pretend it’s love, but we did get along rather famously. I miss that spark in my life.
Jeremy: And you’d rather have me as a friend than an enemy. Trust me.
Diane: Good point. And together, we could find a creative, risky way to score back the money I owe you.
Jeremy: If nothing else, it would make this coming year a hell of a lot more interesting and lucrative than my last six.
Diane: Is that a yes?
Jeremy: I’ll consider it and get back to you.
Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Jack. How long have you been here?
Jack: I’ve been here the whole time. I couldn’t let you go through this alone.
Diane: [ Sighs ]
Billy: We are different in a lot of ways, but I don’t see that as a negative. And I definitely don’t want to give up on us.
Lily: I don’t, either. I really don’T. This isn’t easy for me. But I have always been the pragmatic one, and that is what I’m doing.
Billy: What are you doing? I mean, what are you saying exactly?
Lily: I think we should take some time apart.
Billy: God. Lily —
Lily: I’m not — I’m not saying this is the end, okay? I’m not. I just think that we need to take some time to see what’s really left between us.
[ Breathes deeply ]
[ Sniffles ]
“The young and the restless”
Diane: I should be angry with you.
Jack: I know you wanted to take on stark alone.
Diane: Yeah, but you didn’t think I could handle it. Which I get. And now that it’s over, I’m — I’m grateful that you were here looking out for me.
Jack: For what it’s worth, you gave a masterful performance.
Diane: Well, I hope so. It wasn’t as effortless as it might have seemed, and i suddenly feel the need for a shower.
Jack: Yeah, I understand that. But as far as I could tell, he was buying your act. You were in complete control.
Diane: I’m glad you think so. But I can’t be sure that jeremy believed me — because with that man, anything is possible.
Adam: Look who’s back.
Billy: It’s none of your concern.
Adam: Oh, billy, the hell it isn’T. What is with this — this endless fixation on chelsea? I mean, did your new year’s eve plans fall through, or were you always planning to bail on lily to hover over my ex-wife at midnight?
Nick: What was that for?
Sharon: It’s your birthday hug, soon to be followed by a birthday brownie. You didn’t think I’d forget, did you?
Nick: No chance. Um, I know today’s a pretty significant day for you, as well.
Sharon: Yeah. It’s my wedding anniversary to rey.
Nick: Hope you’re okay.
[ Breathes deeply ]
Sharon: It’s hard. But you know what? I don’t want to dwell on it, especially on a night like tonight. It’s supposed to be filled with hope and promise. So, come on. Sit down.
Sharon: Why are you not out celebrating your birthday or the holiday — or both?
Nick: Well, I had some big plans, but they got derailed, uh, by a stomach bug. Sally’s sick.
Sharon: Clearly, things must be progressing if you’re making “big” new year’s plans.
Nick: Oh, you know, after 30, birthdays are all just a blur.
Sharon: Yeah. That’s so true, isn’t it?
Nick: I didn’t even want to tell sally it was my birthday. She may have tried to rally, you know, no matter how sick she was, and she may have pulled it off. She’s a force of nature.
Sharon: Well, your face lights up when you talk about her.
Nick: Yeah, there were some rough times in the beginning, you know, with all the drama surrounding adam, but, uh, it seems to be over with. I like her. She’s, uh — she’s great. I’m having fun.
Sharon: I like seeing you smile. And I hope that 2023 brings us all a reason to smile like that.
Chloe: No wonder you’re freaking.
Sally: You think? Also, I am normally really diligent about taking the pill, but, um, I think that I have been a little more stressed out than I would like to admit. There’s been a lot going on and, I can’t believe I’m gonna say this out loud, but I forgot… a couple times.
Chloe: Look, I just… I’m just asking this just to be sure. You didn’t “forget” on purpose, right?
Sally: As in, trap him into a surprise pregnancy? No, that’s not my style. Not anymore, at least.
Chloe: Whew. Okay. Good. Sorry. I just — I know that plan doesn’t work out so well. Trust me. I know.
Sally: Yeah. Yeah, trust me. I know, too. The old me almost tried that ploy when I was back in L.A., But thank god I came to my senses.
Chloe: Look, my advice is — relax. I think you’re just getting ahead of yourself. You probably just have a stomach bug or whatever is going around. You just… you know, you just need to calm down and enjoy your soup.
Sally: I just — I don’t have an appetite with this weighing on me.
Chloe: I mean, can I just say one thing? It’s not the worst thing in the world if you have nick’s kid. I mean, he makes beautiful babies.
Sally: Yeah, I wish it were that simple.
Chloe: Why isn’t it that simple?
Sally: Because nick wasn’t the only one. If it turns out that I am… pregnant, the baby could also be adam’S. Can I return this love-hate relationship with cookies?
[ Laughter ]
Danny: Hey, I’ve got a concert in chicago in a couple months. I could get you all front-row seats.
Traci: Oh, that sounds fabulous!
Michael: Oh, that sounds like a date, yes!
Lauren: Oh, can we have dinner afterwards?
Danny: Yes. Although, you know, I do have a lot keeping me busy right now. I’m writing some music for a project that daniel’s working on.
Lauren: Oh, really? That sounds intriguing.
Danny: I’m pretty excited about it.
Michael: Will you be sticking around long enough to see paul and christine when they get back from their ski trip?
Danny: Um…I’m not sure. Yeah, I, uh — I mean, this was a last-minute detour. I was supposed to see my son in georgia, and then daniel surprised us with his move back to genoa city. Uh, but, yeah, I mean, I — I do hope I get a chance to see cricket before I go. If she’s back in time.
[ Chuckles ]
Chloe: Okay. You need to take some deep breaths because you’re not thinking clearly. There is no way adam could be the father because you haven’t been together in months. It’s been months, hasn’t it?
Sally: Adam and I had kind of a moment a few weeks ago — for closure.
Chloe: Goodbye sex? Are you kidding me?
Sally: It proved to both of us that we — it was way too late to get back what we once shared, okay? And afterwards, we both agreed to go our separate ways. It was spontaneous. But that is why I can’t help but feel a little panicky.
Chloe: Look, I-I just don’t get it. I mean, after everything that he has put you through. And you just allow him to suck you back in, even for the sake of just closure?
Sally: I didn’t regret it in the moment. It ended a chapter for both of us. Unless it didn’T. I just — I have to put these doubts to bed.
Chloe: Well, for the sake of your own sanity, I tend to agree.
Sally: Will you go get me a pregnancy test? Please? I cannot go into the new year without knowing one way or the other.
Billy: If you’re trying to start something, I’m not in the mood.
Adam: Well, that wasn’t my intent. But I strongly suggest that you back off and leave chelsea alone. She’s having some good one-on-one time with connor.
Billy: [ Sniffs ]
Chelsea: Well, hello there.
Billy: Hi. What’s up?
Connor: Happy new year.
Billy: Yeah. Right back at you, buddy.
Chelsea: Connor was craving some hot chocolate. He’s hoping to stay up till midnight this year.
Billy: Mm. Well, good luck with that. Hey, how’d the little, uh, egg-drop contraption go?
Connor: Not as good as yours. Yet.
Billy: Uh, alright. Well, you’ll get there.
Connor: Unless you can help me convince mom to turn in your device instead.
Chelsea: [ Gasps ]
Billy: Excuse me. Connor, that would be cheating.
Connor: I prefer to think of it as making the most of my time off. I’m supposed to be resting and recharging, right? Having to do homework is the exact opposite.
Chelsea: I don’t know where he gets it from.
Connor: I’m being logical. Please? Come upstairs. We can work on her together.
Chelsea: Uh, you’re welcome to come and join us. So, three hot chocolates?
Billy: Yeah. Why not?
Connor: Yay! I’ll go order.
Billy: [ Chuckles ]
[ Sniffs ]
Jack: I can get you some tea. It might calm your nerves a bit.
Diane: [ Sighs ] It’s — it’s not so much that jeremy rattled me. It’s that I’m ashamed at how weak I was, the — the — the way I compromised myself and stayed so long under that man’s thumb.
[ Sighs ] I mean, fortunately, I’m stronger now, partly because I did the work, but also because you’ve been so supportive of me.
Jack: I don’t know. As I remember it, I was a lot harder on you than you deserved.
Diane: Oh, I don’t see it that way. You’re kind, but you don’t coddle me. You’re never dismissive, and you don’t treat me like I’m this horrible person out to ruin people’s lives. No. I mean, the truth is, I — i like who I am when I’m with you. And that hasn’t been the case for a really long time.
Jack: I happen to like who i am with you, too.
Diane: [ Sighs ] Ever leave your clothes in the dryer
Together: Four, three, two, one! Happy new year!
[ Laughter ] Oh!
[ “Auld lang syne” plays ]
Danny: Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Together: And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear
for auld lang syne
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet
for auld lang syne
Billy: Happy new year.
Nick: Happy new year.
Sharon: Happy new year.
Jack: Happy new year.
Next week on
“the young and the restless”…
Daniel: I had no idea that things had gotten this bad.
Summer: I mean, I have just been going along with everything that kyle wants for the sake of our marriage.
Daniel: So, what are you gonna do now?
Sally: Why are you being so nice to me?
Adam: I think you know.
Christine: Thanks for waiting.
Danny: It was worth it to have some time with you.