Young & The Restless Transcript
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Jack: You’ve accomplished quite a lot in your short time at jabot.
Adam: Ohh. Come on. It — it was adequate.
Jack: Nah, this is no time to be modest.
Adam: I made a few simple decisions to streamline our processes. It’s not that big of a deal, jack. You know, you don’t, uh, applaud the tenor for clearing his throat, do you?
Jack: [ Chuckles ] I suppose not. I take it that means you have bigger plans for 2023.
Adam: Um…I do. I do, and I look forward to sharing those with you soon. But I just… you know, as we begin this new year, I just — I want to thank you again for giving me this opportunity. You know, I was in a place in my life where I needed somebody to have faith in me, and you stepped up. I appreciate it.
Jack: It was a very easy decision to make.
Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, now who’s being modest? I know the rest of your family was very strongly opposed to the decision.
Jack: All water under the bridge, adam.
Adam: Well, you’re the only one I’ve heard from, so I guess I’ll have to take your word for it. Maybe all my haters are reserving judgment to wait to see how I do on the mctavish deal.
Jack: Oh, speaking of mctavish, there is a binder on my desk with hard copies of all the information you’re gonna need.
Adam: You know that guy?
Jack: He is a thorn in my side I can’t wait to get rid of.
Adam: Is it personal or is it business?
Jack: Personal. Someone diane used to know and had hoped to forget.
Summer: So, your plan is in motion?
Diane: It is. When I talked to jeremy yesterday, I made it clear that I wanted to rekindle our relationship, and that way he’ll think we’re getting back together and he will leave the abbotts alone.
Kyle: I’m still not crazy about this idea. It seems too dangerous.
Diane: Your father and i think it’s the best way to neutralize him.
Summer: And he bought that you want to get back together with him as a couple?
Diane: I know jeremy well enough to know that this is a game to him. He’s intrigued by it, and he thinks he’s in the power position, but actually I’m the one calling the shots.
Kyle: I am impressed by your strength, but you know you don’t have to keep up the act around us. This has to be taking a toll on you. I mean, did you even sleep last night?
Diane: A little. Enough. Look, I appreciate what you’re saying, but this whole thing depends on me convincing jeremy that I want to be with him. If I let my guard down, even for a moment —
[ Cellphone pings ]
[ Sighs ] It’s him. He wants to meet with me now.
Sally: I am so glad to see you.
Chloe: I’m sorry I didn’t make it back last night. I hit up a couple stores, but they were closed early because of the holiday, and then kevin called. Miles was wired. Bella wouldn’t go back to sleep until I got home. And then I called you, but it went to voicemail. So…that’s my story.
Sally: Yeah. I-I-I didn’t even hear my phone ring. I didn’t think I was gonna be able to get any rest last night, but I totally passed out in my clothes.
Chloe: Well, that’s what anxiety does. It’s exhausting. But the good news is… I got what you wanted. Your pregnancy test.
Sally: [ Sighs ] Thank you so much. You are a life-saver. I… man, I really hope this puts an end to my anxiety.
Chloe: Fingers crossed.
Sally: You’re gonna stay with me while I take this test, right?
Chloe: Of course. Whatever you need.
Sally: Okay. Thank you.
[ Knock on door ]
[ Door closes ]
Nick: Hey, chloe. Didn’t expect to see you here this morning. I guess we both wanted to know how sally was doing. Hope she got over that bug. Where is she? -What’s he doing? -He’s cleaning the trash cans.
Sharon: Good morning!
Mariah: Hi! Good morning. Good to see you.
Sharon: Mwah! You too. Thanks for having me.
Mariah: Thank you so much for meeting us for breakfast today.
Sharon: Well, it’s nice to get out of the coffeehouse. I feel like that’s the only place I ever go.
[ Laughter ]
Tessa: Well, you did so much for everyone at christmas. We felt like we should buy you some french toast.
Sharon: Ah, you girls are so sweet.
Mariah: I have to say, though, I am sort of surprised that you wanted to come here so close to new year’S.
Sharon: Because this is where rey and I had our new year’s eve wedding.
Mariah: Yeah. I just — I didn’t want it to bring up any bad memories for you.
Sharon: Well, I don’t have any bad memories of our wedding. We exchanged our vows right over here. And there’s where we celebrated our one-year anniversary. I may — I don’t know — shed a tear, but I have only happy memories of our wedding. This place makes me happy. I don’t want to run away from that. I want to embrace those memories, and I’m really glad that you girls are here to help me do that.
Adam: Well, you seem very protective of diane.
Jack: Well, she’s kyle’s mother. She’s harrison’s grandmother. That seems reason enough to want to look after her well-being.
Adam: I don’t know, jack. It seems like there’s a little more to it than that. I mean, who is this guy on the patio? Is this an old flame or —
Jack: You know what? No, this guy doesn’t even matter. No, the point is, diane has made the sacrifice. She’s done the work to build a new life for herself. That’s to be admired. That’s to be protected.
Adam: Wow. Wow. How did she get you to forgive her completely? I mean, that’s — that’s no small task.
Jack: Why do you ask? You’re just curious?
Adam: [ Chuckles ] Um…let’s say I’m — I’m asking for a friend.
Jack: So, this is just a case study for you. You’re wondering what her strategy is. Well…it wasn’t easy. She was completely forthright. She acknowledged her sins. She admitted her regrets. She did her penance.
Adam: Hmm. Wow, your capacity to forgive, it’s — it’s pretty admirable, jack.
Jack: I’m sure some would say it’s a weakness.
Adam: No, I — not to me. I mean, if it wasn’t for your forgiveness, I wouldn’t be here. So I’m grateful to you, jack. I just… you know, I worry about you.
Jack: Worry about me? Why?
Adam: I don’t want to see you get hurt. I think it’s notable that you have chosen to forgive diane, but you couldn’t do the same with phyllis or sally.
Jack: Oh, no, the situations aren’t even comparable. Look, my — my friendship with sally — and that’s all it ever was — was short. It was — it was a moment in the grand scheme of things. My history with phyllis [Sighs] Was epic and exhausting, a long road strewn with broken promises and heartbreak after many, many second chances. No, I can’t — can’t spend any more energy making myself vulnerable to her. It’s a one-way ticket to disappointment.
Adam: And yet you find diane trustworthy.
Jack: I have seen diane work hard to be a better person. I’ve seen her change. She needs someone to back her up. And I’m the one to do it.
[ Cellphone pings ]
Diane: I’ll be fine. Believe me, I can handle jeremy stark. And jack will be there, so there’s really no need to worry.
Kyle: Yeah, that’s easy to say, but I can think of a couple dozen reasons.
Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] Then wish me luck.
Summer: We’ll be waiting to hear from you and jack.
Diane: We’ll be sure and give you the details.
[ Sighs ] You have a visitor.
Phyllis: You’re back. Did you ever leave?
Diane: I don’t have time for this.
Phyllis: What’s going on? Trelegy for copd.
Sharon: Rey’s mom was so protective of that recipe.
Mariah: I think she was more protective of rey.
Sharon: You know, that may be. It felt like an honor that she trusted me with it. But I followed that recipe precisely! I made two platters of tamales!
Tessa: What happened?
Sharon: Rey took one bite, and his eyes got so big. He was like a cartoon character. It took him like five minutes to swallow.
Tessa: Oh, no!
Sharon: And, you know, he tried to pretend that they were edible, but it was a total disaster. I couldn’t even eat one of them. And to this day, I have no idea what I did wrong. But rey just said, you know, i needed some practice and we’ll work on it together.
Mariah: Well, he loved you for trying.
Sharon: He did.
Tessa: Rey was the best. To rey.
Mariah: To rey.
Sharon: To rey.
Mariah: You know, we should all follow rey’s example when we are trying to experiment in the kitchen.
Tessa: Yes. Positivity and patience.
Sharon: Two words to live by.
[ Cellphone vibrating ]
Mariah: Uh, no, it’s — it’s not her.
Sharon: Not who?
Sharon: The woman who’s considering you as parents for her child?
Mariah: Yep, that’s right.
Sharon: She sent a sonogram to you on christmas day.
Tessa: Yeah, but we haven’t heard anything since.
Sharon: Oh. Well, her message said she was looking forward to meeting you. What happened?
Mariah: We don’t know. And we’re not sure what that means.
Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]
[ Exhales heavily ]
Chloe: [ Loudly ] Yes, she’ll be out in a minute, nick.
Nick: I hope she’s feeling better. How’d she seem to you?
[ Door closes ]
Sally: Hi. Hi. Nice to see you.
Nick: Nice to see you, too. How’s your new year treating you?
Sally: Uh, so far, so good. Yeah, the soup and the ginger ale really did the trick. I feel like I could run a marathon. But I won’t, though, ’cause, you know, it’s far too cold.
Nick: Good. Maybe we could get together for a bite or something.
Sally: I would love that, but this bug made me fall behind on my work.
Chloe: It’s true. We are, you know — we’re — we’re just really busy. We’ve got a lot to catch up on, and I don’t want to point any fingers at who’s responsible, but…
Nick: What did I do?
Sally: Will you quit monopolizing my business partner’s time? Can you not tell how busy we are?
Nick: Okay, okay, I can take a hint.
Chloe: That wasn’t really a hint. I was just two seconds from telling you to get the hell out of here.
Nick: Really good at taking obvious hints. Got it. Um… maybe I’ll call you later.
Sally: We’ll talk this afternoon.
[ Sighs heavily ] Thank you so much. I probably do not tell you that enough.
Chloe: No, you don’T. And you’re welcome.
Sally: [ Sighs ]
[ Exhales heavily ]
Chloe: All we can do now is wait.
Phyllis: I thought your mom left town because she was scared to death of jeremy stark. I mean, that’s what you told me. Have you guys been hiding her?
Kyle: I don’t think any of this is your business.
Phyllis: Oh. It’s not my business that you’ve been lying to me and everybody else in town? Why don’t you just say you want to protect your mom?
Summer: Mom, can we please not talk about this right now?
Phyllis: Okay. When you want to talk about it?
Summer: You came here for a reason, right? What was it?
Adam: Everything alright?
Jack: Yeah, everything’s fine. My next appointment just got bumped up.
Adam: Uh, well, I think we covered everything, right?
Jack: Yeah, you’ve got that mctavish meeting to get ready for.
Adam: Uh-huh. I think I have a handle on it, so I’ll give you an update later.
Jack: Good to see you.
Adam: Good to see you.
Jeremy: Jack. Didn’t want to disturb you and your friend. But I’m so glad we have a chance to chat. I was wondering when I was gonna see you again. You did promise that second payment, incentivize me to leave town.
Jack: I did. It’s taken a little longer to get that much cash together.
Jeremy: Is that right?
Jack: It is the holiday. I think you know I’m good for it.
Jeremy: Sure. I understand. Don’t put yourself out.
Jack: I didn’t take you for a patient man.
Jeremy: I’m not. I just don’t think I have much interest in your offer anymore.
Jack: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What does that mean?
Jeremy: Things have changed.
Jack: Wait, we had a deal, an agreement.
Jeremy: A deal? A notarized, signed contract? I don’t remember that.
Jack: You don’t say “things changed.” That’s not enough. What changed?
Diane: I changed, jack. I came back for him. (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining:
Nick: Hey, dad. Where’s vick?
Victor: Hey, son. She and your mother are having a breakfast meeting with marketing.
Nick: Alright. I’ll stop by later, then.
Victor: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a minute. Is that it?
Nick: Yeah. Why?
Victor: Just that you… seemed to have a lot to say about adam and sally spectra the other day.
Nick: Well, you didn’t exactly hold back.
Victor: Oh, did you think i would?
Nick: No, but I’m not proud that I lost my temper the way i did. Sorry about that.
Victor: I appreciate that. And I’m sorry for having told you about the dossier that i compiled on sally spectra, you know? But, yeah, son, I just want you to be successful and happy and all that, you know? And sometimes I guess I don’t know how to go about ensuring that.
Nick: Well, you could just let me figure it out on my own.
[ Chuckles ] I never thought of that. So… being a father ain’t easy sometimes, is it? Hmm? I just am having conflicts with your brother, and I don’t want to have another one with you.
Jack: Wait, you came back to him?
Diane: Jack, you need to understand —
Jack: When did you come back to town?
Jack: And you reached out to him? Not me? Not your son?
Diane: Could you just listen? This is the right thing to do. I was scared, and so I ran off. And I shouldn’t have done that. I left you to clean up the mess I made, just like I did all those years ago. You know, I understand that you offered to pay jeremy off again?
Jack: Yes, that’s right. I did.
Diane: Well, you shouldn’t have to pay for my behavior.
Jack: Oh, now you’re taking the high road.
Diane: No, I’m trying to make things right. Reconnecting with you and kyle and — and meeting harrison has meant so much to me. But you all need to move on without me. I don’t want to hurt anyone anymore.
Jack: You don’t think this is cowardly and hurtful?
Diane: And I don’t want you to worry about jeremy. We left a lot unresolved when our relationship ended.
Jack: You mean when he was arrested and imprisoned?
Diane: That’s right. But he knows now that I had nothing to do with that.
Jeremy: Diane feels it’s time for us to reconnect.
Jack: You can’t be serious.
Diane: We have a complex history that I don’t think you’ll ever understand.
Jack: No, you’re damn right. I will never understand that.
Diane: But this is my life and my decision, and I’m asking you to stay out of it.
Phyllis: So, diane’s supposed to be gone, but she’s still here. Do you not see a pattern? She was dead. She turned out very alive.
[ Chuckles ] You want to keep the spotlight on me? Is that what you want to do?
Summer: It’s not like that, mom. I promise you.
Phyllis: It really is, but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. That’s not [Sighs] Why I came here. Um… I didn’t like how we left things, so I just wanted to talk to you about it.
Summer: Neither do I. I hate all of this negativity between us.
Phyllis: I do, too. I do, too. And, um, I — I thought about all the reasons you fired me from marchetti. I just went over it and over it, and, um…
[ Voice breaking ] I just want you to know I came to terms with it.
Kyle: You have?
Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Yeah. I totally understand.
Summer: Mom, that’s a relief. I know that you are gonna be so much happier working with daniel, and I just feel like a little bit of space from all of this — it’s gonna be healthier for all of us.
Phyllis: You know what? To be clear, though… it wasn’t just me, okay? It wasn’t just me. All the hostility and animosity, your mom was with me all the way, okay? And I had my doubts about her. I had my doubts and suspicions that she was hiding something. And it turns out I was right.
Kyle: We’re aware she left out pieces of information.
Phyllis: “Pieces of information.” Okay. That’s a sweet way to say it. Your safety and well-being is all I cared about. Okay? So, it’s all good. It’s all fine, okay? Um…so I don’t work with you anymore. And I understand. And I just got — whew — so tired of fighting and being the lone voice against diane. And I think it’s just best for all of us that, um, I’m not at marchetti anymore. So, um, I felt really good about that. I felt so good about this… until I walked in this room just now. Listen, I’m done settling. Because this is my secret.
“The young and the restless”
Phyllis: Seeing diane here just now — that’s a punch to the gut. Neither of you have denied that you’ve been hiding her. I guess it’s hard now to look me in the eye when you were deceiving me, right?
Kyle: Okay, there’s no point in trying to figure out who told the most lies or who’s most at fault.
Phyllis: Yeah, I don’t want to do that.
Kyle: You came here with good intentions, so let’s just try to stay on that path.
Phyllis: Sure, let’s stay on that path. Okay. So, um, you’re both mad at me that I lured jeremy stark into town, right? He’s a criminal. He would have come looking for diane whether I got in touch with him or not. He wanted to know who ratted him out, and he would have found her. So, if diane really wanted to protect the family, she would have left and she would have stayed away. But she didn’t do that. She’s still playing the victim. She’s putting every single member of this family in danger, including harrison.
Summer: You don’t know the whole story, mom.
Phyllis: You know, I don’t know the whole story, and i don’t care. I know this is killing you, summer.
[ Voice breaking ] I know you, and I know this is killing you. We didn’t spend christmas together.
Summer: [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: I didn’t even hear from you. I didn’t get to see harrison open any of the gifts that i got him. You said you were having an abbott family christmas, and i believed you. Were you with diane? Wow. I mean, your brother’s here. You haven’t seen him in, like, forever. We didn’t spend any time together, the three of us. I get it. Listen, I don’t want to go on and on about this. I understand what’s going on. Diane is calling the shots, and you’re both allowing her.
Jack: Wow, you are something. All this talk about changing, and you’re taking off with this criminal?
Diane: It’s what’s best for everyone.
Jack: Is he forcing you to do this? Did — did you threaten her?
Diane: No one’s forcing me to do anything. This was my decision.
Jack: If you think you’re gonna pick up where you left off with this man after taking his money, you are a fool.
Jeremy: Hey, hey, hey. Now, that’s enough. You heard her. She’s no longer your concern.
Jack: Okay, fine. I will go. If anything you do harms any member of my family, there will be hell to pay!
Jeremy: Are you threatening her?
Jack: Fine. I’m done. I wash my hands of you. That’s your problem now. And you stay away from my son and my grandson. You hear me?
Nick: I don’t want to fight with you either, dad. I hate it. There’s no reason to let this situation linger. There is a very simple solution to end it.
Victor: What’s that?
Nick: Just let me live my life. Stay out of my personal relationships. If I’m gonna make a mistake, then let me make it. There are gonna be things and people that we just don’t agree on. It’s inevitable. But if we accept it and move on, things will be a lot better for us.
Victor: Well, my boy, you don’t expect me not to care about you or victoria or adam or abby. I’m your father, and because I’m your father, I can’t stop caring about you. You understand that, don’t you?
Sally: I mean, the test is gonna be negative, right? And then we’re just gonna laugh about how I got worked up over nothing.
Chloe: It might happen like that.
Sally: Okay. That did not sound very convincing. Do you think it’s gonna be positive? What am I gonna do then?
Chloe: Those are all really good questions, but I think the most important question is, who is the father, adam or nick?
Sally: I really cannot think about that right now.
Chloe: Okay, well, this level of anxiety is really not good for you. So you need to just calm down.
Sally: Okay, well, you’re the one who asked me who the father was.
Chloe: Okay. I was just trying to prepare you, not freak you out.
Sally: I am freaked out, chloe, okay? The uncertainty of it all.
Chloe: Well, there’s only one way to fix it. And it’s time.
Sally: [ Breathes deeply ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Door opens ]
Chloe: Sally? What is it? – Bedtime!! – Bedtime.
Tessa: We are still hopeful.
Mariah: We’re just trying to keep our hopes in check because we’ve had the rug pulled out from under us before.
Tessa: So, we are up for anything, and we are gonna keep trying no matter what.
Mariah: I mean, the sonogram that delphine sent us — it made a huge impact because, you know, the baby isn’t just a concept anymore. She’s real, and she’s beautiful.
Tessa: Yeah. It’s hard not to take it as a good sign.
Sharon: Well, I’m here to do whatever I can. I’d like to help.
Nick: Good morning. Happy new year.
Tessa: Oh, hello!
Sharon: Are you meeting someone?
Nick: No. Just solo.
Sharon: Okay. Well, why don’t you sit with us?
Nick: Well, you are three of my favorite people, but I don’t want to intrude.
Mariah: Nick, sit.
Nick: Wow. You are getting bossy.
Tessa: Oh, no, she’s always been bossy. What?
[ Laughter ]
Sharon: So, how’s 2023 treating you so far?
Nick: Good. Um, I think sally’s feeling better, so I’m probably gonna see her later. And I just had a conversation with my dad that wasn’t combative.
Sharon: [ Gasps ]
Mariah: Wow. Imagine that.
Nick: Right? As far as I’m concerned, we’re off to a great start.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Wrong building?
Victor: [ Chuckles ] Right.
Adam: You know, if you’re looking for ashley, she might be down in the lab.
Victor: No, son, I’m looking for you.
Adam: What do you want?
Victor: I want to talk to you about connor.
Victor: I know you don’t want the boy to live at the ranch full time, but I hope that you grant me and nikki a lot of visits with the boy.
Adam: Mm-hmm. I see.
Victor: You know he loves it at the ranch. You know that, don’t you?
Adam: I know. I know his grandparents are an important part of his life, so I’ll talk to chelsea. We’ll work out a schedule.
Adam: I’ll handle it, so you don’t need to bother her.
Victor: You seem rather protective of chelsea.
Adam: I’m just looking out for her.
Victor: Are you trying to rekindle your relationship with her now that you and sally spectra are no longer an item?
Diane: I wasn’t prepared for a scene with jack like that. He’s normally so buttoned up and composed.
Jeremy: He was emotionally invested. It was inevitable.
Diane: You’re probably right. Better to get it out of the way now.
Jeremy: It was all very convincing.
Diane: What do you mean?
Jeremy: You. You were so passionate, determined to be with me.
Diane: Because I am.
Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] It was one hell of a performance.
Diane: What are you saying?
Jeremy: I’m gonna need more solid proof that you’re on my side.
Diane: I’ve already told you how I feel. What more can I do for you?
Jeremy: I’m just gonna put you to the test.
Summer: Mom, wait. Please don’t go. Let’s just try to figure this out. I love you so much.
Phyllis: Hey, listen, babe. I love you. I love you. That’ll never change, okay? That’s why this kills me, okay?
[ Door closes ] Look at this — the icing on the cake.
[ Scoffs ] You’re gonna regret this. I guarantee it.
[ Door closes ]
Jack: Summer, are you alright? What did we interrupt?
Summer: Jack, you know my mom and I are having some difficulties right now. We’re just not seeing eye to eye. I don’t want to talk about it.
Kyle: I think we would rather hear about how things went on your end.
Jack: I guess it went alright.
Diane: Yeah, he bought it, which is what we were hoping. And he wants to give me a loyalty test.
Kyle: What test?
Diane: I don’t know. But this is phase two of our plan, and we can use this to turn the tables on him.
Adam: It’s 100% none of your business, but chelsea and I are not getting back together.
Adam: And I would never use her as some sort of consolation prize because sally and I are over. I get it.
Victor: You get what?
Adam: Why you’re so concerned with my personal life. Now that nicholas is with sally, I’m sure you wish we never broke up. Hell, you might even have been supportive of our relationship if you had known she was gonna be with the golden boy.
Victor: [ Chuckles ]
Adam: It’s funny how one’s perspective can change so quickly.
Victor: I primarily came here because I wanted to ask you to make sure that nikki and I can continue seeing connor every so often, okay?
Victor: But having said that, I got to be honest with you. I truly wish that both of my boys — you and nicholas — had been involved with someone other than sally spectra. You have a nice day.
[ Door opens ]
Nick: I know it’s gonna happen for you eventually. It may not happen this time, but it will happen. I promise. And I know the two of you are just gonna be the best mothers ever.
Mariah: Thank you. And I’m sorry for being so bossy earlier.
Nick: Oh, no, it’s all good. It’s one of the reasons why i think you’re gonna be such a great mom.
Tessa: [ Laughs ]
[ Cellphone vibrates ]
Mariah: It’s delphine.
Tessa: Hmm? Okay, well, we’re prepared for anything, remember?
Mariah: Okay. Um… she says she’s sorry about not texting sooner. She wants to meet tomorrow.
Tessa: Okay, well, tell her that we’ll book the plane tickets, like, right now.
[ Both laugh ]
Mariah: I know that she hasn’t said yes yet, but this is the farthest that we have gotten. And it just — it means so much. This could be our baby.
[ Both laugh ]
Sally: [ Sighs ]
Chloe: Sally, what does the test say?
Sally: A — a plus sign. It says I’m pregnant.
Chloe: Wow. Um… that’s huge. I like how you’re remaining so calm, but when you’re ready, if you want to talk…
Sally: Uh, it’s — it’s okay. You can go. I’m — I’m alright.
Chloe: You don’t want to deal with this?
Sally: I mean, there’s nothing to deal with. You know, my cycle’s unpredictable. I’m not — I’m not even really that late, and… I mean, this could be a false positive. The test isn’t reliable.
Chloe: It seems like you’re in denial.
Sally: No. No, that’s not what’s happening. Before, I was overreacting, and now I’m fine. Really. We — we have a lot of work to do, and — and I would really appreciate it if I could just have some time to refocus and get my head together.
[ Sighs ]
Chloe: Are you sure you want to be alone?
Sally: [ Sighs ] I’m okay. Thank you, chloe. I owe you.
[ Sighs ]
[ Exhales heavily ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Breathing heavily ]