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Chelsea: Billy?

Billy: Hey.

Chelsea: Are you okay?

Billy: Yeah. I’m fine.

Chelsea: Come inside. Come inside.

Chelsea: What’s wrong? Is it lily? Billy. What happened?

Billy: It’s over.

Daniel: Lily. Whoa. Sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you.

Lily: No, it’s fine.

Daniel: Oh, man. Still beautiful, huh? You know, when I lived in genoa city before, I used to come up here all the time. It’s one of my favorite spots in the city. It always gave me that inspiration that I needed. I was just working on omega sphere, and, well, i needed a little creative stimulation, so [Sniffs] Let’s hope this does the trick. Hmm? [ Chuckles ] Opens up those floodgates, gets the creative juices flowing again. I’m really glad they haven’t turned this place into condos yet.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. What’s going on? Do you, uh — do you want to be left alone? Or maybe you’d like some company?

Nick: Son, when are we gonna start meeting someplace a little more happening? Clearly, this place isn’t taking off the way you’d hoped.

Noah: Alright, well, maybe not for a happening guy like you, but I seem to be satisfying all my other patrons. You know, besides, this place is my life now. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Nick: I’m as content as you are.

Noah: Okay, I’m gonna ask you something. Fair warning — you might not want to answer it right now.

Nick: [ Laughs ] Well, now I’m curious. What’s up?

Noah: This whole sally thing. I’m interested to know how serious it is.

Sally: Look at page 3. I think our organization chart needs a little streamlining. Chloe? What do you think?

Chloe: Um…you know, we’ve been at this for hours, going over and over every detail. I think we’ve got it all covered.

Chloe: But what I have to know is — how are you feeling?

Sally: I feel great. Why?

Chloe: Okay, I — I don’t want to push, but the clock is ticking. You need to start making some decisions.

Sally: What are you talking about? I’ve been making tons of decisions, like what kind of charts and graphics should be added to our pitch document and how to sharpen our opening statement, how far to push the budget. I’m focused on, you know, getting our presentation ready for jill tomorrow.

Chloe: Okay, sally, there is, like, a huge elephant in the room, and I’m not going to let you ignore it another second. I’m not playing this denial game with you. You know exactly what I’m asking. You need to start making decisions about your pregnancy.

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Sally: Chloe, this is hardly the time to be discussing that.

Chloe: Okay. If not now, when?

Sally: I don’t know. Sometime after the pitch. We’ve got to get prepared for tomorrow.

Chloe: I’m not playing this avoidance game with you. I was here with you when you took the pregnancy test. I know it was positive.

Sally: Okay, but what do you expect me to do about that right now? Tomorrow we have one of the biggest presentations of our professional careers, and we cannot afford to blow it. And one positive at-home pregnancy test is not gonna change that.

Chloe: I disagree. This pregnancy could change everything. And you may want to pretend like it isn’t happening, but I know for a fact that it is. So…that’s why I brought these. They’re prenatal vitamins. I took them when I was pregnant with miles, and I think you should start doing the same.

Chelsea: Tell me what happened. Do you want to talk about it?

Billy: No, I don’t, really, not right now. I mean, I’ll tell you at some point, just not right now.

Chelsea: Okay. Yeah, I understand. I get it.

[ Sighs ] For the record, I’m really sorry, especially if I had anything to do with what happened between you and lily.

Billy: Chelsea, this is 100% on me.

Chelsea: You know, sometimes things don’t work out. Sometimes it’s — it’s not anybody’s fault and — you know what? You said you don’t want to talk about it, so I’m gonna stop.

Billy: Yeah, can I just — can I just sit here for a minute?

Chelsea: Yeah. We can just sit. Or — or what’s better than sitting? Movie time.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] Don’t think I’m up for that right now.

Chelsea: Well, I think you could use a little escapism right now and, um — and maybe a snack. You know, popcorn, soda, candy, a little sweet, little salty.

Billy: I think you should probably save that for connor.

Chelsea: It looks like you need it a lot more than connor right now. Plus — plus, I have the perfect film we could watch. It was recently voted the dumbest movie of all time. I figure we can be the judge of that.

Billy: Yeah. Sure. Let’s do that.

Lily: Yeah, company is nice, but I just feel a little talked out at this point.

Daniel: Yeah. Look, that’s cool. I mean, I get it. If you want silence, that’s exactly what I’ll be — silent company.

Lily: I just feel like today has been the longest day of my life. I feel like my whole world has been turned upside down. I spoke with billy about how our relationship is over… talked to devon about how he wants to dissolve our chancellor-winters partnership. And I have no idea how that’s gonna affect our relationship going forward. So, yeah, I think silence is good because I’m at a point right now where I feel like if you and I keep talking, you’re gonna tell me that you don’t want to be my friend anymore. I just feel like everything in my life has fallen apart at once. Vegas heat?

Sally: Look, put those away, chloe. I don’t need them, alright?

Chloe: Based on what I know, you do.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Chloe: Unless you think you got a false positive or — did you get your period or something?

Sally: Oh, my god. Really, chloe? Why is my menstrual cycle a topic of discussion right now? We have so much on our plate of much more immediate importance. Can we just focus on that?

Chloe: Okay. You know, you can play this however you want to play it, but things are going to get real serious real fast, and you need to start making some plans, starting with taking some supplements. Unless you don’t trust the home test, and in that case, you should make an appointment with your ob-gyn and get an official one.

Sally: I already went, okay? It was positive.

[ Keys clacking ]

Chloe: [ Sighs ] Sally. Sally, this is happening. You can’t avoid it.

Sally: I just can’t handle facing all of this right now, okay?

Chloe: I know that this is a really scary time. It’s a scary time, and it’s something that you might not want to face, but no one ever said that you have to do it alone. Okay. I’m here. I’m here to support you. I have been through this before. I will be there for you every step of the way. And you have the baby’s father’s support, too, right?

Nick: How serious is the sally thing? I don’t know, man. How serious is the allie thing?

Noah: She’s amazing. We love spending time together. We support one another, and i appreciate her more and more every day.

Nick: Same.

Noah: Ah, it’s just — it’s that type of love I could really be grateful for, especially after all the audra stuff. Every day I wake up and I am excited to nourish our relationship and watch it grow.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] You sound like a self-help guru.

Noah: What can I say? It’s special. She offers support and stability, consistency. It’s just — it’s really nice.

Nick: Well, I am happy for you. I remember the feeling of that kind of love. Sally and I are not in that place. At least, not yet. But cheers to you for truly having it all.

Daniel: Is it okay if I speak now?

Lily: [ Sighs ]

[ Sniffles ] Yeah, it’s fine. As long as you don’t say something like, “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” or, “it’s the darkest before the dawn.” I just can’t really handle generic platitudes right now.

Daniel: [ Exhales sharply ] Look…I promise I had no intentions of saying any of those things. But you know what I will say? I will say that you never have to worry about me telling you that we’re no longer gonna be friends. You’re not gonna get rid of me that easily.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Thanks. I needed to hear that.

Daniel: What’s happening with you — it sucks. It really, really sucks. It’s not fair, and you deserve so much more, so much better, especially from the people who claim to be in your corner.

Lily: [ Scoffs, sniffles ] Yeah, I don’t really know what i deserve. I mean, I’m dealing with the consequences of my own actions, right? Like, I chose to be with billy. I chose to partner with devon. And now I’ve failed in both my personal and professional lives.

Daniel: No. No. No, see, I’m not gonna let you go there. None of this is your fault. You didn’t fail. I — I mean, if anything, you chose to see the best in billy. You know, you were willing to believe that he was capable of this level of growth and maturity that he himself was trying to achieve.

Lily: And I was wrong.

Daniel: You’re an amazing businesswoman. It was an incredible idea to merge your company with devon’S. You didn’t do anything wrong. It’s not your fault if other people can’t see the bigger, better picture.

Lily: [ Sighs ] It’s just so frustrating that i can’t fix this. ‘Cause, like, that’s who I am. Like, there’s a problem, and then I want to find a solution and fix it, you know? It’s like I — it’s like I want to have control or something. And it’s an illusion because in reality, I don’t have control over anything.

Billy: Ohh.

[ Both chuckle ]

[ Both laughing ] Kids can change minds…

Noah: Not yet love with sally or not ever?

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Look, I know you’re not a fan of my involvement with her, but we enjoy each other’s company. That’s where we’re at. We’re happy. Neither one of us feels the need to push her to find this any faster than we’re ready, okay?

Noah: Okay. Okay. I get it.

Nick: Good. Because sally and I are in complete agreement. We’re not gonna make this any more complicated than it needs to be.

Noah: For now. But you know as well as anyone that things can change in the blink of an eye, whether you want them to or not.

Nick: Oh, well, thank you for your sage wisdom, old man, but i think I know a little bit more about complicated relationships than you do. And, trust me, this is not one of them.

Sally: Nick and I have been very clear about taking things slow. I mean, we’re not even in a serious relationship yet.

Chloe: Well, for two people who aren’t in a serious relationship, you sure do spend a lot of time together.

Sally: Regardless of how it may seem to everyone else, nick and I have been very clear with each other. And, trust me, my being pregnant is definitely not in the plan. And the last thing that I want is for nick to feel like I’m trying to trap him into anything by springing this on him.

Chloe: I know nick. I don’t think that he would react that way. He loves being a father. He’s been through this before. He knows that things can sometimes happen. And I bet if you just sit down with him and tell him the truth, he will want to figure this out as a team.

Sally: No. I’m not ready yet. I’m sorry. I need more time.

Chloe: Sally… you don’t have time. Pregnancies don’t work that way. And if you wait too long, they’ll tell the world for you.

Daniel: You know, I know what it’s like to feel powerless. I mean, come on. I lived it. And what I’ve come to realize — control is an illusion. You know, you can’t control other people. The only thing you can control is you and your response to all the things that are happening around you.

Lily: I know. I mean, I keep telling myself that I’ve gotten through worse, but [Sighs] It doesn’t make me feel any better. I still feel horrible.

Daniel: Well, I promise you, you’re gonna feel less horrible as time passes. Look, you’re gonna start to recognize the other things in life that bring you joy, or at least contentment, you know? And inevitably things will get better, even if it doesn’t seem that way right now.

Lily: Is that what happened to you when heather left?

Daniel: Hardly.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, no. I, uh… well, I crashed and burned, and, you know, I was wallowing in my own self-pity and misery. First I tanked my career, then my relationship. You know, if you want a checklist of what not to do, I’m your guy. I got you covered.

Lily: Well, how long is your list? ‘Cause I may have checked off a few of those items already.

Daniel: I doubt it. You’re just in stage one, you know, the — the hurt.

[ Chuckles ] I was punishing heather and lucy for all the things that i thought had gone wrong in my life or weren’t going the way that they were supposed to, even though none of it had anything to do with either of them. Instead of focusing on the joy of my family, I — I chose to lean into the misery and i dragged them down into it with me. Ultimately, I drove them away.

Billy: Chelsea. No!

Chelsea: Billy. Billy, y-you were having a nightmare. I — whatever it was about, though, it’s over now.

Billy: Yeah, no, I’m — I’m not sure what that was.

Chelsea: You, um — you called out my name. If you don’t want to talk about lily, I understand, but this — this you can talk to me about because I have a feeling that awful nightmare has something to do with that night on the roof.

Billy: [ Breathes deeply ] Hi, I’m angela.

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Billy: Thank you.

Chelsea: That night was the most horrible experience of my life. And we’ve talked about that. But we never discussed what it was like for you.

Billy: It doesn’t matter how I’m feeling. It’s — it’s about you. You’re the one that’s healing.

Chelsea: That’s not true. That’s not true. We’re all on the mend. Life is hard for all of us. So, even if your feelings don’t matter to other people, they matter to me.

Billy: Well, thank you for saying that, but I don’t want to burden you with my emotional baggage. You got enough going on.

Chelsea: To be honest with you, at first, I didn’t think about it. I was so caught up in my own situation, it never occurred to me what you had to go through. But then when I could finally think straight, it hit me. And I was too afraid to bring it up to you. But now it’s out in the open, and I want you to be able to talk to me about it because the only burden I’ve been feeling lately, honestly, is not knowing how this has affected you. We’re the only two people in the world who really know what happened on the rooftop that night. So, please…talk to me.

Lily: I’m really sorry. I can only imagine what a wake-up call it was when heather and lucy left.

Daniel: No. No, not at first, anyway.

[ Chuckles ] I mean, don’t forget I’m your poster child for the checklist of what not to do, remember? No, no, no, I-I — I went a little crazy, found myself in my own little self-destruct binge. I was on it for a while, too.

Lily: I think you’re being too hard on yourself.

Daniel: Nope, I’m not. Trust me. But you know what? Now I’m on a mission to try and make things better in my life. Maybe one day better for my daughter’s life, too. Look, lily, you’re — you’re already a good person, you know?

Lily: Yeah.

Daniel: You are. You’re strong. You’re kind. You’re fair.

Lily: [ Sighs ]

Daniel: You didn’t let anyone down. Billy failed you. And devon — you know, by choosing to dissolve your chancellor-winters partnership, he failed everyone.

Sally: [ Sighs heavily ] Look, please, chloe, can we just table this whole baby discussion for right now, okay? Nothing needs to be figured out right this second. And I think we’re about as prepared as we can be for our presentation tomorrow, so maybe we should just call it a night.

Chloe: Oh, um…okay, you don’t want to work on our statement a little bit more?

Sally: I know that we said we needed to prepare more, but i changed my mind. I think we’re good. You know, we want it to be spontaneous. We don’t want it to seem rehearsed. And besides, nick is gonna come down from the club and we’re gonna go do dinner and drinks.

Chloe: How are you going to explain to nick that you’re suddenly on the wagon and that you can’t have a drop of alcohol enter your system?

Sally: I-I… I’m just gonna remind him that I’ve had an upset stomach.

Chloe: Okay. You’re still dodging reality. You’re still in denial. You know that that excuse is only going to work for a short while. Soon you have to face the facts.

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Lily: What do you mean that devon failed everyone?

Daniel: Well, you know, it’s obvious how he failed you. I mean, he was supposed to be committed to family and building something together, but, you know, by choosing to walk away from your partnership, he not only let you down. He failed himself.

Lily: How do you figure that?

Daniel: Imagine how much better he could be with you by his side. You know, with your business acumen [Chuckles] — Think about it — the two of you, you could rule the world. Devon failed himself more than he could have ever failed you. And now — now he won’t have your brilliant mind working side by side with him.

Lily: Well, I do appreciate your high opinion of me. But with everything in flux at chancellor-winters, I still feel like the biggest loser. And, look, I — I really hope that things work out. But I can’t really make any guarantees as to what will or won’t make it through to the next stage.

Sally: Enough, chloe. Really, okay? I’ll figure something out. I’ve got this.

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: Hey.

Sally: Hi.

Nick: Hey, chloe. I didn’t know you were here. Am I interrupting something? Do you guys want me to wait out in the hallway while you finish working whatever it is you’re working on?

Sally: No. We’ve just been working on our pitch all day, so I’m sure chloe’s just tired.

Nick: Oh, that’s right. That is tomorrow. I’m sure you want to get some rest. So, if you want a rain check, that’s okay.

Sally: No way. I need some time to unwind, and you are just the person I want to do it with.

Nick: How about you, chloe? You got to be starving after all your hard work. Do you want to come and join us?

Chloe: I would love to, but i really got to get back to the kids.

Nick: Okay.

Sally: Alright. Well, it is settled then. But you’re right. I’m starving. So, let’s go.

Nick: Let me help you with that.

Sally: Thank you.

Billy: [ Sighs ] When I walked out onto that rooftop and I saw you… standing up on the ledge… I mean, I just — I froze. You were just staring off into the oblivion, and you weren’t taking in the skyline. And from that moment on, everything was instinct, trying to say the right thing, anticipating your moves.

Chelsea: I’m so sorry. That must’ve been terrifying.

Billy: Well, I definitely felt fear. Felt a lot of guilt.

Chelsea: Wh-why would you feel guilt?

Billy: ‘Cause I’m the one that showed you that spot…

Chelsea: [ Sighs ]

Billy: …As a place to, you know, release your negative thoughts. I never in a million years thought that you’d be back up there to… but there you were. And if I hadn’t said the right things, if I didn’t make the right moves, it was gonna happen all over again.

Chelsea: What do you mean, again?

Billy: [ Breathes deeply ] Delia. And I wasn’t able to save my daughter and…

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I — i never — I never made that connection.

Billy: [ Sighs ] You know, in a way, this has been like a do-over, you know? It’s like I had an opportunity to — to do the right thing or to screw up and to live with another horrific loss that would stay with me for the rest of my life.

Chelsea: [ Voice breaking ] I’m so sorry. Even in that moment, that would be the last thing I would ever want.

Billy: I know. I know that. And fortunately, it was different, okay?

Chelsea: [ Sniffles ]

Billy: I was able to get you off the ledge, and I was able to persuade you to not give up. But still…the what-ifs — they’re still with me. And I dream almost every night i don’t get there in time and I — I don’t say the right things.

[ Voice breaking ] And it’s like it —

[ Breathes deeply ] It plays out in slow motion. And it’s like my heart is just wrapped in a fist.

Chelsea: [ Breathes deeply ] When you’re through with powering through,

Sally: [ Sighs ] I don’t know how I’m gonna decide. All these specials look amazing. I just realized I have been so busy that I haven’t eaten all day. I guess I did not realize how hungry I actually was until i saw all these delicious things on the menu. I don’t want to hear any comments or complaints about how much I’m about to order.

Nick: I wouldn’t dream of it. I’m just glad your stomach’s feeling better and you got your appetite back. So, get whatever you want. In fact, why don’t you order one of everything?

Sally: Well, I might take you up on that.

Nick: Let’s do it. But first, let’s get some drinks so we can toast your inevitable success. What do you feel like? How about a glass of wine? Or maybe a spicy martini?

Chelsea: I knew what happened had an effect on you, but i never imagined it was so strong.

Billy: I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said anything to you.

Chelsea: No. You had to. You had to tell me this. My actions put you in a horrible position, billy, because you were just there because you cared. I hate that you had to witness that.

Billy: Well, I don’T. Look, whether I made it there on time or not, if I would have lost you, the pain would still be the same, chelsea. We’ve known each other for a long time. We’ve been through a lot. And here we are.

Chelsea: Standing strong.

Billy: And the world is a better place with you in it. It’s more interesting. It’s a lot more fun. It’s deep, and it’s — it’s real. And you are a bright spot in my day right now, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. You understand?

Chelsea: I do. And for the record, the world is a lot better with you in it, too.

Daniel: Penny for your thoughts?

Lily: [ Chuckles ] No, thanks to you, I do feel a little bit better. I mean, I know I’ve been through worse than this, you know? And I have always come out stronger for it on the other side.

Daniel: Ooh. That is starting to sound an awful lot like “darkest before the dawn” talk.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: Should I, um, get out my book of clichés? You know, I do carry one with me at all times, you know, for special occasions such as this.

Lily: Ha, ha.

Daniel: [ Laughs ]

Lily: Thanks for being such a good friend and helping me process another one of life’s struggles.

Daniel: That’s what friends are for.

Lily: [ Laughs ]

Daniel: Come on. Allow me at least one cliché. You had one!

Lily: Okay, fine, fine. Just one. Just one.

Daniel: Good.

Lily: I want you to know that I think you’re gonna be a success. And not just with omega sphere, but with anything that you set your mind to. And, look, I can’t guarantee what the future will hold at chancellor-winters, but what i can guarantee is that I will do everything in my power to bring your dream to fruition.

Daniel: Thank you. That’s all I could possibly ask for.

Lily: And I really hope heather and lucy notice ’cause i know that’s why you’re doing this — to show them how much you love them and want to fix things.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] You really do know me, don’t you?

Lily: You’re doing something special, and I hope they see that.

Daniel: Me too. I do have my doubts, though.

Lily: Look, it’s fine. You got off track. But I have faith in you and in your endeavor. And, you know [Scoffs] I may be the last one standing at chancellor-winters, but if my vote counts for anything, I am 100% behind you and your project.

Daniel: [ Breathes deeply ] Well, I guess we can’t fail, can we?

Lily: No.

[ Laughs ]

Daniel: [ Breathes deeply ] I never get tired of this.

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