Y&R Transcript Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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Chelsea: I’m sorry. Did you say reschedule? Well, isn’t there any way dr. Malone can fit me in after — okay. Um, I understand.

[ Knock on door ] Can you just hold on one second? Thanks.

Victor: This a bad time?

Lily: Hey. This is a surprise.

Billy: Yeah, well, when i woke up in the guest room this morning, I thought I would give you a little bit of space, given where we left things.

Lily: So, what are you doing here now?

Billy: Play a game with me.

Lily: Um…a game?

Billy: Come on. Pick one. For old time’s sake.

Lily: Um…that one.

Billy: Hmm? Do you remember?

Lily: Valentine’s day, 2022.

Billy: Yes. That’s right. You remember. It took a lot to find the exact one that I gave you last year.

Lily: Yeah, I remember you filled my desk with them. It was very special.

Billy: Yes, it was. I don’t want to give up on us, lily. That little piece of sweetness is a reminder the millions of incredible things that we’ve shared and the possibility of millions more. I don’t want to walk away from this. Do you?

Sharon: I brewed this pot especially for you.

Chance: Oh, wow. Thank you. What do I, uh — what do i detect, a hint of?

Cardamom, peppercorns, clove, and cinnamon.

Chance: Oh, wow. That’s why it smells so incredible.

Sharon: Well, I was inspired to add a little spice after our first supper club dinner.

Chance: That was fun.

Sharon: Yeah. I even decided to do a little research and take a look at what other types of cuisines we might be tempted by.

Chance: Great minds.

Sharon: Oh. You too?

Chance: Yep, and I got one question for you. How far off the beaten path are you willing to go?

Sharon: That’s a really good question. Hmm. Let me think. I’d be willing to try anything and everything.

Chance: You serious?

Sharon: Yeah, absolutely. Life is short. You got to use all of your taste buds, live on the edge. No more solo dinner ruts.

Chance: Ah, well, alright. Bring on the world, then.

Sharon: Why don’t you try that moroccan spiced coffee? It was the first time I ever made it, and I’m not sure how it turned out.

Chance: [ Chuckles ] Well, thank you. I appreciate the warning. Ooh, yeah. Not bad.

Victor: Someone waiting on the phone?

Chelsea: Oh, um… uh, I’m gonna have to get back to you. Thanks. Come on in.

Victor: Thank you. I hope it wasn’t important.

Chelsea: No, no, it’s nothing that can’t wait. Um…

[ Door closes ] Have a seat. Would you like a cup of coffee or something?

Victor: No. No, thank you.

Chelsea: Okay. You know, I meant to tell you, connor really loves that soccer video game you got him.

Victor: Really?

Chelsea: Mm-hmm.

Victor: That’s nice.

Chelsea: Yeah. And recently adam told — told him how you were the first person to get him a soccer ball.

Victor: So, he remembered?

Chelsea: Yeah. Yeah. Fondly.

Victor: That’s so nice. I think it — it made connor feel important, you know, like he’s part of a family tradition.

Victor: He is. And you know how important family is to me.

Chelsea: I witnessed that firsthand on christmas.

Victor: [ Breathes deeply ] Do you have any idea why I’m here?

Chelsea: Well, I know you’re not one for small talk, so

[Sighs] I assume I’m about to find out. Only daisy cottage cheese will do

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Devon: Lily. Hey. I’m working from home today, taking care of dominic. But I just wanted to make sure that you had some free time to meet with me later ’cause I have something important to discuss with you and I want to make sure you hear it from me first. So, I’ll talk to you soon.

[ Sighs ] I have a feeling your great grandmother is probably pretty disappointed in me right now. And I’m worried that when lily hears the news, things are gonna get even worse.

Lily: What if I had chosen your other hand?

[ Chuckles ] I wish our relationship were that easy to rig. But we can’t go back, billy.

Billy: No. We can’T. But we know where we’re coming from. And, look, that first couples counseling session was a disaster, okay? But that was 45 minutes with someone that doesn’t know us. But I agree that we need to put more effort in. I need to put more effort in since I acknowledge that I’m the problem here.

Lily: We would still wind up in the same place. The things that we said during that session — I’ve been feeling that way for months. And I know you have, too. You just don’t want to admit it.

Billy: Lily, we love each other. Those feelings don’t just vanish into thin air.

Lily: Billy, I loved you every single day, and we still drifted apart. I mean, it’s clear to me that you are dissatisfied with your life. You’re dissatisfied with our relationship.

Billy: No, that’s just simply not true.

Lily: Okay, then the alternative is worse then. I mean, are you happy with being in this place where we’re barely even roommates?

Billy: This is just a moment. And we’ll get past it.

Lily: Billy, after that session, I realized that relationships should not hurt this much.

Chelsea: Victor newman popping by for a visit. I’m trying to decide between fight or flight mode.

Victor: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. I come here in peace.

Chelsea: I’m sure you can understand why I’d be a bit reticent.

Victor: Because of recent events?

Chelsea: Yeah. Um… I’m just — I’m not sure how much you’ve been told?

Victor: Well, I’m victoria’s father and johnny’s grandfather.

Chelsea: Right. So, this is about me telling johnny I’m his biological mom.

Victor: And by the way, i want you to know that that is fine with me, okay? And I also am very, very happy that johnny and connor are growing closer together as brothers.

Chelsea: Yeah. It’s heartwarming, isn’t it? They’ve gotten so close.

Victor: Very heartwarming. And I want it to stay that way.

Chelsea: Did something happen?

Victor: Well… over the holidays, you spent christmas with us, and i remember how adam and victoria were paying particularly close attention to you.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Oh. Um, well, you know, it’s the holidays. Everyone’s nicer around the holidays. I wouldn’t — I wouldn’t read too much into it.

Victor: Chelsea, I hate to bring up recent memories, but you do remember how I prevented them from charging you for the attempted murder of rey rosales, right?

Chelsea: How could I forget? What’s your point?

Victor: I’m here to help you again, if you need it.

Chance: You know what we should do? We should get a huge map and some darts.

Sharon: Hmm. Well, if you mean leave it all up to fate, I’ll say —

Abby: Chance. Sharon, hi.

Sharon: Hi. Abby! Um, can I interest you in some moroccan spiced coffee?

Abby: I’m good. Thank you, though.

Sharon: Alright. Uh, let us know if you need anything.

Abby: Thanks.

> Hey, can I talk to you for a second?

Chance: Sure.

Abby: Out there.

Chance: Yeah.

Abby: [ Sighs ] You know, when I walked in and I saw you smiling, I almost didn’t recognize you. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you look that happy.

Chance: Is everything alright with dom?

Abby: Yeah. He’s fine.

Chance: Is there a problem? You need something?

Abby: I just wanted to tell you that I’ve come to a decision. 3, 4

Chance: You do realize you don’t have to check in with me about your life decisions anymore, right?

Abby: This decision involves you.

Chance: Okay. What is it?

Abby: I’m thinking about moving out.

Chance: I — I hope you don’t feel like I’ve hinted at that or expect you to just pack up and leave. That’s not the case.

Abby: No, I know. You’ve been very gracious in that respect. I just think it’s time.

Chance: Okay. Well, I guess this can mean only one thing — that you’re ready to move in and move on with devon.

Abby: [ Sighing ]

Billy: I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I’ve caused you so much pain.

Lily: I’m not blaming you for anything. I’m not. I’m just emotionally exhausted. And now I have this nightmare brewing with the ipo, and i can’t talk to you about it.

Billy: Well, yeah, you can. You can talk to me about anything. Look, I know I don’t work here anymore, but I still care.

Lily: I can’T. It’s classified. I have a meeting with devon. I have a call with jill scheduled.

Billy: Okay, so, what are you saying? My time with you is up? Is that it? Is that how this ends, like a bad business meeting that you just want to move on from?

Lily: Billy, this is not easy for me. You might think that I’m the one ending things, but you walked away from us a long time ago. And I understand your need of wanting to find where you belong, but clearly the path you’re taking does not lead towards me. And I really want you to be happy. I do. But I can’t sit back any longer just waiting for that to happen. And what we had — it was beautiful.

[ Voice breaking ] It was. But not every relationship is meant to last forever.

Billy: Well, I thought we could.

Lily: I will always be grateful to you for being a loving partner. After my marriage ended, you helped me find missing pieces of myself. After cane, after prison, after losing my father.

Billy: And now you’re strong enough to go about it on your own.

Lily: And I loved working with you. I loved building chanccomm, building chancellor, merging into chancellor-winters I loved it all. It was so special. And all of the romantic dinners after hours, the chocolates, the being tangled up in each other at night. We were perfect. Until we weren’T. And now it’s over.

Chelsea: I appreciate your offer to help, but it really isn’t necessary.

Victor: I want you to know that my only concern is the welfare of my grandson, okay?

Chelsea: Connor’s doing fine. There’s nothing for you to worry about.

Victor: But he’s a growing boy now, and I don’t want him to be burdened with the problems of the adults around him.

Chelsea: How could you even imagine I would let that happen?

Victor: Something is troubling you. And I want you to know that I’ll be here to help you if you need that help. You’re a part of our family now. And when someone in my family falls down, the rest of us come and help them get up, okay? You know, nikki and I love that boy. We really do. And being a grandparent is like being a parent. One is only as happy as the unhappiest child.

Chelsea: That’s true, but connor is — he’s the happiest kid I know.

Victor: And we want him to stay that way.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, I’m glad we’re on the same page, and I will let you know if we need anything, but, truly, connor’s thriving.

Victor: Okay. Just remember, if you want to take a break, if you want to get away for a while, nikki and I — we’ll be there. We’ll step in, alright? We’ll take care of the boy, okay?

Chelsea: Okay.

[ Knock on door ]

Adam: Hey, chelsea. It’s me. Hi.

Chelsea: Hey. Good to see you.

Adam: Yeah.

Victor: Hey, son.

Adam: What the hell is he doing here?

Victor: I’m having a conversation with the mother of my grandson. That an issue for you?

Adam: Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. When you can barely smell your plug-in,

Adam: If you have something to discuss regarding connor, come to me.

Victor: Son, I talk to whoever and whenever I want to, alright? And obviously you’re incapable of telling me what’s troubling chelsea.

Adam: Because her life is none of your business, okay? She’s not gonna say this, so I’m gonna say it for her. Consider her off limits.

Victor: Are you truly alright, chelsea?

Adam: Listen, if there is anything for you to worry about, I’ll let you know.

Victor: Just know that you can come to me anytime, alright? And once again, nikki and i love your boy. So, whenever you need us, you call us.

[ Door closes ]

Adam: [ Sighs ] I am so sorry that he did that. Are you alright?

Chelsea: I’m fine.

Adam: He doesn’t have the slightest idea about what boundaries are.

Chelsea: I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think victor newman just helped me see things more clearly.

Billy: You know, even though it feels like my heart’s being pushed through a meat grinder right now, this is the most adult breakup I’ve ever had.

Lily: [ Chuckling ] Yeah. I guess we’re growing up.

Billy: It’s about time, huh?

Lily: [ Chuckles ] I really hope you find what you’re looking for.

Billy: I wish I was as strong as you.

Lily: [ Sighs ] You are.

[ Cellphone ringing ] That’s probably jill. I won’t say anything about the break-up ’cause we have enough to deal with right now.

Billy: Yeah.

[ Sniffles ] That’s probably a good idea. Good luck.

Lily: Thanks. You too.

[ Sighs, sniffles ] Jill, hi. Uh, no, I’m fine. What’s going on?

[ Sniffles, exhales heavily ] I’m sorry. I think I-I misunderstood you. He did what?

Victor: Hi, my baby.

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: Hi, my baby.

Nikki: Hello.

Victor: [ Smooching ] You know, it’s uncanny.

Nikki: What is?

Victor: Every time I see you, you look more beautiful.

Nikki: Hmm. Well, I am still amazed that you think you can cover your mood by giving me a compliment, as if i would be so distracted by that I — I won’t see that something is off.

Victor: Is it that obvious? Anyway, um… you know me so well.

Nikki: Yes, I do. So, spill it, handsome.

Victor: I paid a visit to chelsea.

Nikki: Ohh. Well, I hope you didn’t push too hard to find out what this big mystery is.

Victor: No, but, uh… something is afoot. Did victoria say anything about her?

Nikki: No, not since the holidays, when she said that chelsea was in a bad place. But it was odd that she didn’t elaborate.

Victor: Could she be suffering from some illness? I mean, that might explain why both adam and victoria were so attentive to her at the christmas party.

Nikki: Oh, I don’t think so. I mean, after everything we went through with ashland and his lies about having cancer, victoria would have told me that immediately. But something is definitely going on.

Victor: Yeah. And we need to find out what it is.

Nikki: Yes, especially since we know what chelsea is capable of when things aren’t going her way.

Victor: And I’m concerned about johnny. Kids can change minds…

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Adam: Oh, this I have to hear. How in the world did my father make you see anything more clearly? I mean, were you guys talking about stocks or corporate takeovers? Manipulating his children? Because outside of those topics, he’s a wasteland.

Chelsea: No, yeah, he said he could tell something’s been going on with me lately. And he’s concerned — not just about connor. It actually seemed like he cared about me, too. I mean, should I have told him the truth?

Adam: While I understand your impulse to do that, I’m not sure how he would react. I mean, of course you’re free to decide, but I don’t think telling him what happened just because he’s needlessly worried about connor…

Chelsea: Well, he spoke a lot about connor and all he’s had to go through because of my struggles.

Adam: Yeah. And mine.

Chelsea: He talked about how important connor is to him and the family, and then he started talking about our history, how he helped me avoid the legal repercussions when I poisoned rey.

Adam: Is he still holding that over your head?

Chelsea: No. Actually, he made me feel differently about it. You know, back then, my therapist was working for victor. But now I have dr. Malone. She’s helping me. She’s working for me, and she’s making me realize if I had just gotten the help I needed back then, maybe I would have been better, I wouldn’t have tried to play the system.

Adam: Well, you had a lot going on, with the aneurysm and the paralysis.

Chelsea: My body healed, but my head didn’T. I’m seeing so much of it differently now, adam. I’m starting to see where all the darkness came from and how dark it got and what led me up to that rooftop that night. I was in so much pain and i honestly thought that everyone would be better off if I wasn’t here. And I didn’t even think about all the pain I would have caused people. I mean, connor is the best thing that ever happened to me, and i just think — [Gasps] I just think — [Sighs] I just think that night I…

[ Breathes deeply, sniffles ]

Adam: Chelsea, what happened that night was one moment, one terrible moment in time. You have been working on getting better, and you’re looking out for connor at every step. You have always made sure that our son is taken care of. I have never, ever worried about that. So, you should not worry about that, either, okay? Little impromptu visits from my father — they always make people question something. I may or may not speak from experience.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

Adam: Listen, why don’t we get out of here? Why don’t we get some fresh air? Why don’t we get some change of scenery, go get some food?

Chelsea: Oh, thanks. No. I’m — I, um… I’m still working on my relationship with the outdoors and — and my place in it.

Adam: Okay. I didn’t mean to push. We could — we could just stay here.

Chelsea: I think I’d rather just be alone for a little bit, if you don’t mind.

Adam: Not at all. Not at all. Uh [Clears throat] Well, I — I’ll get out of your hair. But if you need anything or change your mind…

Chelsea: Thank you.

Adam: …I’m just a text away.

Chelsea: Okay. And, honestly, you’ve been great these past few weeks. It really means a lot.

Adam: Mm. “You’re great, but, uh, please leave.”

Chelsea: [ Laughs ] No, i just —

Adam: I’m kidding. I — I got it. I’m going. Take care, okay?

[ Door closes ]

Adam: [ Sighs ]

Abby: Moving out of the chancellor house doesn’t mean I’m moving in with devon. I hadn’t even considered that.

Chance: Why you want to leave then?

Abby: Because it’s your family’s home, not mine. And there’s just too many memories, too much space.

Chance: Look, dominic’s spent most of his life there. Do you really want to turn his world upside down again?

Abby: Yeah, it’ll be difficult for a while, but what hasn’t been?

Chance: That’s exactly my point. So, why don’t we make it as easy as we can for him?

Abby: We could stay, as long as you don’t feel awkward.

Chance: I’m fine with it. So, it’s settled?

Abby: We will stay put for now.

Chance: Okay. Good. Well, if that’s it, I’m gonna go.

Abby: Chance. Look, I understand that I hurt you and I did something terrible. But for you to think that i would just move in with devon before the ink on our divorce papers is even dry, that I could just move on and slide into another relationship so quickly? Is that the kind of person that you think I am?

Chance: Abby, I’m not sure who the hell you are because i don’t know how you feel. I used to know you. I used to know you through and through. At least, I thought I did. But now all I am clear on is the facts, okay? You had sex with devon. I walked in on you half-naked with the guy, remember? Hell, you spent christmas with him, too. And now I’m aware that you have full access to his penthouse because you took me there. So, you want to know what I do know, abby? If that wasn’t a mistake and you’re actually sorry about what happened, you wouldn’t feel the need to spend every waking moment with the guy that ruined our marriage.

Abby: [ Scoffs ]

Devon: Hey.

Lily: You’re dissolving our partnership? You’re taking back control of hamilton-winters?

Devon: So, you’ve spoken to jill.

Lily: Yeah, I spoke to jill. Why wouldn’t you come talk to me first?

Devon: I was coming to talk to you today. I was on my way.

Lily: Yeah, after you gave jill your ultimatum. You’re threatening to go public with your opposition of the ipo if you don’t get your way?

Devon: Can we — can we talk about this calmly?

Lily: Yeah, sure. Let’s have a civilized conversation about how you’re stabbing me in the back. How far are you willing to go to fight your own sister to get what you want? Your heart is the beat of life.

Chance: Sharon. I don’t know where to start, but I just want to apologize for that outburst. I’m sorry that you had to witness that, and I’m very sorry that it happened here.

Sharon: No! No, no apologies necessary. Um, you know, you’ve been bottling up a lot of emotions lately, and it’s not healthy.

Chance: Well, chastising my soon-to-be ex-wife in public — that’s not a good look.

Sharon: But you needed to get that off your chest.

Chance: Abby might disagree.

Sharon: Well, you are absolutely entitled. You’re human. It’s one thing to be the strong, silent type, but to not talk about what you’re going through, what you’re feeling, that — that can potentially slow down your healing process.

Chance: You know what they say about icebergs? How you can see, like, only 10% of the whole thing?

Sharon: Yeah.

Chance: Well, uh, all that — that was the tip of the iceberg. Am I angry? Yeah. Confused? Definitely. But it’s the other 90% that’s really killing me. I just — I have this enormous sense of failure that I just can’t shake.

Nikki: So, what did chelsea say for herself?

Victor: Not much. I asked how she was doing. She said she was doing fine.

Nikki: But you don’t believe her?

Victor: Mnh-mnh. She was about to open up, but we got a visitor.

Nikki: Who?

Victor: Adam.

Nikki: I can only imagine.

Victor: Immediately went on the offensive, accusing me of all kinds of nefarious things.

Nikki: Oh, speak of the devil. Hello, adam.

Victor: Hey, son. Care to join us?

Adam: I’m here with a warning. Stop trying to control my family, okay? Our lives — they belong to us. So back off. We do not and we will never live under your thumb.

Devon: I don’t want to fight with you, okay?

Lily: Right. Yeah. So, you just want to pull the pin out of the grenade and walk away without any consequence, without having a conversation?

Devon: I — we’re having a conversation right now, right?

Lily: Yeah, after you made the decision. That’s not a conversation. I have to — what? I have to just roll over and give up everything that we have worked so hard for?

Devon: I’m not asking you to give up anything, lily. I’m saying you go back to your company, I go back to my company.

Lily: Oh, yeah, devon, like it’s so easy.

Devon: It can be easy. It certainly can be. You ran the company before without me involved, and you did it successfully. You can go back to doing the same thing, and I can go back to running my company exactly the way I want to.

Lily: Devon, we can find a way to give you more autonomy without splitting up.

Devon: How you gonna do that if you take the company public? It’s impossible. And you know the only reason i wanted to join our companies together is so we could work together as a family, a cohesive family unit, and create a legacy to leave behind, right?

Lily: Yes, and we still can.

Devon: I disagree. I’ve made too many mistakes so far because of not listening to my own instincts, and I’m not gonna keep doing that. I’m sorry.

Lily: You know, jill thinks that you’re doing this just because of what happened with abby.

Devon: Let her think that if she wants to. It’s not the case. This is not an emotional decision. It’s been a long time coming. I’ve never truly felt comfortable with this merger. And I apologize to you for not being honest about that sooner and not being honest with myself about it. But I’m coming to you now, as your brother, and I’m asking if you will allow me to take a step back from this partnership. That’s it.

Lily: Really? You want to pull the brother card, asking me for a favor? And the way that you deal with getting burned is by burning me?

Devon: I’m not trying to burn you, lily. I’m trying to do what’s best for you and for me.

Lily: Devon, we were a team. We were working together to honor our father. And just because you couldn’t convince me and jill to cancel the ipo, you try and sabotage it. How are you any different from nate? I’m not a doctor.

Devon: I know you’re angry, and I get why you are, but how are you gonna compare what I’m asking for to what nate tried to do to us?

Lily: How is it different?

Devon: What are you talking about, how’s it different? I haven’t been secretly plotting to try and take your company from you and hand it over to someone who’s not even in the family. All I’ve ever done is try and protect and preserve hamilton-winters and neil’s legacy that goes along with it.

Lily: Oh, I’m sorry. Are you trying to protect our father’s legacy from me?

Devon: No. From shareholders or a takeover or anyone else who doesn’t know him or didn’t know him or didn’t respect him. And I realize I can’t do that without complete autonomy. And I’m also trying to look out for chancellor, whether you think so or not. I don’t think you guys should take that company public, either.

Lily: Do you actually believe what you’re saying? Do you? Because you are hurting me. You are damaging my company, all because you want control. You know what? Forget the comparison to nate. You sound exactly like victor newman and nothing like neil winters.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Sharon: I don’t think you should view the end of your marriage as your fault.

Chance: I can’t be certain of that.

Sharon: But you aren’t the one who cheated.

Chance: You know what I keep asking myself? Was I wrong for taking that assignment in spain? For leaving abby here all alone to handle the surrogacy and pregnancy?

Sharon: You were doing your duty.

Chance: Oh, maybe I made too many mistakes when I got back. I think I got lost in my job a bit. Trying to always be the protector. Maybe I just forgot how to be a man. That’s why she turned to somebody else. All my problems seem to stem from who I am, which is tied to what I do. It’s my job. I think I’ve put it above everything else too many times. Was that the biggest mistake that I made? And yet, without it, who the hell am I?

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hey.

Devon: You don’t know how happy I am to see your face. Are you okay?

Abby: Are you really happy to see me? Or are you just saying that? ‘Cause I feel like I just run to you every time something is bothering me.

Devon: First of all, I will never not be happy to see your face. And second, I always want you to come to me for any reason, any time.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Chelsea: Billy.

Victor: Son, I’d watch your tone if I were you.

Adam: Okay, just spare me your advice.

Victor: It’s telling, though, isn’t it? Although you involve me as a villain in any of your stories, you always come crawling back when you need me, don’t you? And that time will come again soon. I promise you.

Adam: You really are insufferable. You know, with an ego as big as his, I’m shocked that there’s room enough for you at the table or enough oxygen for you to breathe. I’ve had enough.

Nikki: This is just what he does. I mean, he has some kind of turmoil going on in his life, and he tries to whip everybody up into a frenzy. Darling, you just need to find a way to let it roll off your back.

Victor: No, maybe I’ll try something else.

Nikki: Well, what else can you do?

Victor: Give him a wake-up call. He needs to hit rock bottom, experience a massive failure, before he realizes where he belongs. That boy’s getting out of line. And I’ve had it.

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