Y&R Transcript Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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Jack: [ Sighs ]

Diane: Hi.

Jack: Hey. Hey, are you okay?

Uh, yeah, I-I-I’m — I’m fine.

Jack: Your text said that everything with stark was set.

Diane: I-it is. I just — I just can’t stand that man, so having to be so close to him is — is kind of challenging.

[ Sighs ] But I’m — I’m doing what I need to do to get rid of him. I am committed to playing my part.

Wait. How committed?

[ Sighs ] Not that committed. But enough to keep the plan moving forward. Anyway, did you talk to —

Jack: Everything’s all set. Now we just have to sit and wait and trust the process… and the genoa city police department.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Okay.

Jeremy: I am ready. Now, let’s see what you’ve got in store for me.

[ Knock on door ]

Chance: Detective chancellor, gcpd. How you doing, mr. Stark?

Jeremy: What are you doing here, detective? Did something happen in the hotel?

Chance: No.

Jeremy: Well, certainly can’t be about me. I’ve been a model citizen to your fair city.

Chance: You’re right. I haven’t heard about you participating in any criminal activity here. But I did get a call from chicago P.D. This morning. You been to the windy city lately, stark?

Jeremy: What’s this about, detective?

Chance: I’m executing a warrant on behalf of the chicago P.D. Apparently, you haven’t been a model citizen of their fair city.

Jeremy: What exactly does that mean?

Chance: It means I’m gonna have to search the premises.

Jeremy: Now, is that really necessary?

Chance: Oh, yeah. Hey, if you got nothing to hide, shouldn’t be a problem, right?

Jeremy: I have a lot of personal items here. Do you need to search the whole room?

Chance: I’m afraid so.

Jeremy: [ Sighs ] Look, I’m in my robe. Mind giving me a few minutes to change?

[ Paper rustling ]

Devon: Hey.

Lily: We have to discuss reversing this merger with jill. Immediately. Unless you’ve changed your mind and you want to keep the companies together.

Devon: No, I have not. I still want to buy back hamilton-winters ’cause I want the company that I created to remain private and under my control.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Summer: [ Sighs ] How many times have you checked your phone in the last 5 minutes?

Kyle: Just expecting that call from marketing.

Summer: Look, [Sighs] I’m sorry about earlier. Daniel and I were seriously just talking about our mother. I think you misunderstood.

Kyle: Okay.

Summer: It’s just, no matter how much we want to save her from herself, ultimately she’s an adult, and she’s got to be responsible for her own choices. And she’s made some bad ones.

Kyle: Are you doing that on purpose?

Summer: What?

Kyle: Saying things about your mother that could just as easily be said about mine. It’s like you’re hoping it’ll resonate with me. Is that what you want? Your heart is the beat of li

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Summer: I can’t walk on eggshells around you.

Kyle: You don’t have to. But I heard something in your voice.

Summer: Maybe you’re just sensitive about diane right now. You’re worried about her. So it seems like everything is about her.

Kyle: That’s possible.

Summer: But, honestly, I don’t think I said anything that outrageous. I mean, our moms are adults. They should be responsible for their own choices.

Kyle: You’re right. And I can’t be upset with you for having an opinion. I’m just worried. My parents are in this current situation, and they’re out of their element trying to outwit a dangerous criminal. And since you refuse to let them share details with me, I’m completely in the dark. That’s so much worse.

Summer: I disagree. I mean, I realize that not knowing what’s going on is stressful, but these things that they’re doing, things that they’ve already done, they’re putting our marriage in a compromising position. And I just — I couldn’t let that happen again.

Kyle: I should have had a vote in that.

Summer: Okay. Maybe I overstepped a little, and I realize that some of the crazy things my mom has done has put us in a difficult spot, too.

Kyle: Wait, you — you keep comparing our mothers. There is a difference. My mother is in serious danger from an actual criminal, not just fighting her own worst impulses. You know, as a matter of fact, the big difference between our mothers is that I am protecting mine from a criminal that was lured to town by phyllis.

Phyllis: I would like you to cut the “you seem angry” stuff.

[ Releases suction on straw ] I don’t think you mean it. You know, it doesn’t — it doesn’t suit you. Mm. Why are you staring at me?

Tucker: Oh, you seem angry.

Phyllis: I am angry.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: This woman has come into town, she’s manipulating and harming people I love. And… yeah, I’m angry. And the tucker that I find interesting won’t understand that, because he’s ruthless and self-serving.

Tucker: That’s your version of flattery?

Phyllis: Most people wouldn’t take that as a compliment, but…

Tucker: Obviously, I’m not most people.

Phyllis: Mm.

Tucker: So, what specifically has you upset today?

Phyllis: Have you been listening to me?

Tucker: I’ve been listening to you bitch about diane. That’s all you ever do. But from what you’ve told me, she’s got her hands full with stark, and she’s trying to build some future with jack. So, what harm has she done you?

Phyllis: She doesn’t have a future with jack.

Tucker: Oh, if you say so.

Phyllis: I think jack will eventually be onto her. I think he will. She’s just using jack. She’s all over town, cozying up to stark. It’s definitely gonna bite her.

Tucker: Cozying up?

Jill: I just have one question for you, devon. What the hell is wrong with you?

Devon: Jill, there’s nothing wrong with me. I just want to maintain the integrity of the company that neil and I created. And the best way to do that is to revoke the merger and reclaim hamilton-winters.

Jill: Mm-hmm. You do realize the damage that will be done to both companies’ images, don’t you? Especially since we’ve been so vocal and public about bringing them together for your family’s legacy.

Devon: I do, yes. I know the damage that’s gonna come from the press, and I think that there’s more damage to be done by us staying partnered together, so I’m willing to take that P.R. Hit. And listen, jill, if you and i can’t see eye-to-eye on this, I-I really feel like this is gonna turn into a personal battle that none of us want to have. Right?

Lily: Yeah, of course, none of us want to have that. But this is huge, devon. This could be a disaster.

Devon: That’s — okay, i think “disaster” is a little dramatic. It’s gonna impact us for sure, but it’s only gonna be on a professional level.

Jill: This is the only level we’re talking about.

Devon: No, not me. My company has never been about just making money. That was not the point of this merger. And I think that’s where we differ. So I need both of you to understand where I’m coming from, on an emotional level. And that’s my argument as your brother and as katherine’s grandson.

[ Zipper opening ]

Jeremy: Well, what is it that you’re looking for? Is it something specific? Maybe I could help. Is it bigger than a breadbox?

Chance: Just read the warrant, stark. Everything you need to know is in that.

Jeremy: I don’t need to. I haven’t been to chicago in years, so I know this is all a big mistake.

Chance: You know, I’d think you’d be a little bit more curious about that thing. I mean, if I was being wrongfully searched, I’d want to know exactly what’s going on.

Jeremy: Maybe we approach things differently.

Chance: I guess so.

Jeremy: I’ve learned, in the last six years, that, uh, keeping my head down and not asking a lot of questions is usually the best way to deal with authorities.

Chance: Six years, huh? Long time.

Jeremy: It is.

Chance: What brings you to genoa city right out of prison?

Jeremy: Ah, just some personal matters.

Chance: Staying long?

Jeremy: Undetermined. I’m getting vaccinated with prevnar 20. A pfizer vaccine! So am I. Because I’m at risk for pneumococcal pneumonia. I’m asking about

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Phyllis: You haven’t seen them around town?

Tucker: Diane and stark?

Phyllis: Yeah, diane and stark. She’s practically been sitting on his lap.

Tucker: [ Chuckles ] Well, I know about their past. Maybe he’s her future, too, and not jack.

Phyllis: It doesn’t even matter anymore, because she’s already insinuated herself into every aspect of my life, even my career.

Tucker: Oh, so you’re saying that diane is responsible for your daughter firing you?

Phyllis: Yes, she is. She is. And, uh, what makes matters worse is, now my son has gone off on me, saying that I have to have a pure heart in order to work with him, and maybe him hiring me was premature.

Tucker: A pure heart?

Phyllis: Yeah.

Tucker: Good luck with that one.

Phyllis: Yeah. He thinks I’m consumed with hatred for diane.

Tucker: You are.

Phyllis: Yeah, I am. I am. Does it matter? I can multitask. I can hate that woman and still do a good job.

Tucker: Yeah, except that you’re starting to lose everything, due to this woman who — who you wouldn’t dump a bucket of water on if she were on fire. So, what’s it gonna take to, uh — to let go of this

[Scoffs] — This crippling disdain you have for her?

Devon: And listen, I’ll be the first one to admit that i made a mistake with this merger. Because, at first, my gut said, “don’t do it, because our companies are too different.” And I initially pushed back on the whole idea. You know this.

Lily: Yeah, but it didn’t take too much convincing to get you on board.

Devon: Oh, you don’t think so, now? Because you’ve been saying it took me too long. But either way, I said yes because I thought it was going to be good for our family. And I thought it was going to bond us together, which clearly didn’t happen, given everything that went down with nate. And through all of that, I also realized just how important autonomy is to me and that this whole — this “decision-making by committee” process is not for me.

Jill: I see.

Devon: And look, this doesn’t mean that I don’t respect or trust either one of you, because I do. It just means that we have different goals when it comes to our businesses. Because, like, I don’t care about my company being publicly traded. That doesn’t matter to me. What matters to me is carrying on the family legacy in the right way. And this company is not just what neil and I created together. It’s what bonded us, and it’s what helped us heal after one of the most difficult times in our life. So it matters. It’s important. And I’m not just going to hand it over to the highest bidder.

Chance: [ Sighs ]

Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] It’s not that big of a suite. Alright, I think you’re running out of places to search.

Chance: Step away from the door, please.

Jeremy: What?

Chelsea: Step away from the door, stark.

Jeremy: Fine.

Chance: Look at that. Building schematics. Chicago, illinois, north shore. Are you into pricey lake michigan real estate, stark?

Jeremy: No, I’m not. I have no idea how that got there.

Chance: Ooh, got some photos of the entrances, alleyways.

Jeremy: Maybe it was left by a previous guest.

Chance: Yeah, yeah, it’s a possibility. You know what? That would be one hell of a coincidence, because this is the exact building that the chicago P.D. Is concerned about. You see, the newman family — they own an apartment in the building. Last night, it was broken into. Surveillance video shows a man about your size entering the building around midnight, wearing a black windbreaker.

Jeremy: Hmm. I was here the whole night.

Chance: That should be easy to prove, then.

Jeremy: Mm-hmm.

Chance: I do have one question for you, though. Do you own a black windbreaker, stark?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Jack: Here. Oh. Hey, kyle.

Kyle: How’s everything going?

Jack: Uh, diane is with me. She is safe. The plan is under way.

Kyle: Okay, but what does that mean? What is the plan?

Jack: I can’t get into specifics right now. I will see you soon.

Kyle: Can I do anything? I want to help.

Jack: The best thing you can do is make sure your family is safe and assure summer everything’s going to be fine very soon. I got to go.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Summer: Was that, jack?

Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Jeremy: Look, I don’t know any of the newmans, and I don’t know what a burglar in their building has to do with me.

Chance: The housekeeper called police early this morning, stark, reported that a very valuable necklace was taken. You see, that was the only thing stolen, nothing else — no artwork, no other pieces of jewelry. So whoever broke in knew exactly what they were looking for.

Jeremy: Wasn’t me, ’cause i have no idea what the hell you’re talking about.

Chance: Well, that same housekeeper also did find a pair of men’s reading glasses by a safe. And we ran the prints on those. You’re not gonna believe the coincidence. Came back as a match with someone in the federal database — you.

Jeremy: [ Laughs ] I’m being set up. Okay? But it doesn’t matter, because I was here all night, and i don’t have a necklace.

Chance: Do you mind if i search your person?

Jeremy: Yes, I do! Now, I’ve been more than accommodating, detective. So we’re through here.

Chance: Should have read the warrant, stark. You’d realize you don’t have a choice.

Kyle: Yeah, I was just checking on my father.

Summer: Is everything okay? Is diane safe?

Kyle: She is. For now. All I can hope is that she stays that way, because they won’t let me help.

Summer: I’m glad to hear that she’s alright. I-I know that you want to protect her. I just think it’s best for us — me, you and harrison — if you don’t get involved.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] How did I know you were gonna say that?

Summer: Look, it’s not like I have some irrational grudge against your mom. I know that you feel like you’re caught in the middle. I get it. I feel the same way about my mom, and I would never wish that turmoil on you. But I’m trying to protect our son, and I can’t pretend like I don’t have concerns about diane. Just like I would with anyone who complicated ours and harrison’s life.

Kyle: Look, I don’t know what you expect from me. Do you think this situation with stark with make me cut off my mother? Because that won’t happen. I would never ask you to cut phyllis out of your life, no matter how much trouble she’s caused.

Phyllis: Hmm. Okay. So, what would it take for me to get over my disdain for diane, you ask? I don’t know if she’d leave town so easy. Or she could get in a car and drive off a cliff. Either one is fine with me.

Tucker: What I was getting at, with the question is, perhaps it would be better for your overall well-being if you, um, shifted your focus to something more productive.

Phyllis: What idea do you have in mind to be more productive?

Tucker: Nothing necessarily. Uh, daniel’s project seems interesting, though. What’s that all about?

Phyllis: Oh, yeah. I’m not giving you information about daniel’s project.

Tucker: I mean, maybe I could help them.

Phyllis: My daughter already works with a sociopath. I’m not handing over daniel’s ideas to you on a silver platter. I’m not gonna do that.

Tucker: What is it, top secret?

[ Both chuckle ] Is that what you’re telling me?

Phyllis: I’m telling you to stay away from my son. That’s what I’m telling you.

Tucker: Cheers.

[ Glasses clink ]

Jill: Devon, I completely understand everything you’ve just said. I just think that your timing is absolute garbage. Why couldn’t you have come to these conclusions six months ago? Lily, what do you think?

Lily: I think it’s ridiculous. I mean, our father’s company is just as important to me, and I would never let someone come in and slice it up and dismantle it.

Devon: How do you not see, though, that that’s the direction it’s gonna go after the ipo deal?

Lily: Look, if you trust me, then trust me to guide us through this process. You can protect our father’s company, just like jill and i can protect katherine’S.

Devon: Right, but that’s the problem here, is I don’t think that you’re protecting anything, either one of you, because it feels like you just want to jump right back out into harm’s way. We just had two different people try to come after our company before we even went public. Two people that were supposed to be our family. Plus a newman. So I don’t feel safe. I don’t feel comfortable. I don’t feel safe. And I know, in order to, I need to have my company stand on its own, and I need to be the one to make the important decisions for it. And I need to be the one to protect it. And I hear neil’s voice in my head as clear as day, saying no to having shareholders. So I implore both of you to please let me take back control of our father’s company.

Jeremy: Hmm. Been set up. Diane jenkins or jack abbott or both of them have cooked up this thing together. Okay? I did not go to chicago.

Chance: How’d your glasses get there, then?

Jeremy: I don’t know. But why don’t you ask diane, huh, right after you ask her how those blueprints got under the mattress?

Chance: Okay, so, diane jenkins — she’s the reason you’re in town.

Jeremy: Didn’t say that. I came here to collect a personal debt. And the person that owes me the money is not paying me, so they’ve concocted this — this half-assed plan to frame me. But it’s a joke because you have no concrete evidence.

Chance: Stark, I’m gonna search your person now.

Jeremy: No, you’re not, no, you’re not, okay? Because this is borderline harassment. Okay, so, you can search the room all you want. But we are done here. I’m not a doctor. I’m no

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Tucker: No, I wouldn’t dream of interfering in daniel’s aspirations. Everyone needs a dream. And I’m particularly impressed that he’s kind of leaning in towards positivity. He’ll find that the more positive vibrations he puts out into the universe, the more they’ll be, uh, reciprocated.

[ Chuckles ]

Phyllis: That’s what you do, put out positive vibes?

Tucker: You know, I’ve done a lot of bad stuff in my time. Uh, since my crash in monte carlo, I’ve — I’ve worked hard and staying optimistic, more zenlike in my attitude towards the world and my place in it.

Phyllis: Wow. That must be super fun for you.

Tucker: Well, I get angry sometimes, like the other night with you, but mostly I’m able to stay calm in the face of adversity. That’s what I’m all about these days. Obviously, daniel is, too.

Phyllis: Maybe so.

Tucker: You know, I’d like to sit down and talk with him sometime.

Phyllis: Oh, alright. Well, um, you know what I would rather do? I-I would rather sit in a car and drive cross-country with diane, with no radio on and the windows welded shut than allow you to have a conversation about business with my son. And by the way, he’s a really smart guy. He’ll see somebody like you coming a mile away, just so you know.

Jeremy: I told you from the beginning, my issues with diane has nothing to do with you.

Jack: I wouldn’t presume otherwise.

Jeremy: And you — I didn’t buy your act for a second. You’re still the money-grabbing snake you’ve always been.

Diane: I’m surprised you’re up so early, jeremy. I’m guessing you got in late last night.

Jeremy: You know I didn’t go anywhere last night.

Diane: No, no, you said you were headed to [Snaps fingers] Chicago.

Jeremy: You lying bitch.

Chance: Hey! What’s this?

Jeremy: That’s not mine.

Chance: Well, it’s in your room. Matches the description of chicago. That’s enough to bring you in, stark. What are you two doing here?

Jack: I — I’m here with kyle’s mother, diane. She asked that I come to mr. Stark’s room to discuss her debt to him.

Chance: Mr. Stark mentioned that. She the one that owes him money?

Diane: Apparently so.

Chance: And so, therefore, you’re the reason he’s in town.

Diane: That’s right. And since he’s been here, he’s been harassing me and — and stalking me every chance he gets.

Jeremy: [ Scoffs ] More lies.

Diane: That’s the reason he’s at the same hotel as me. He — he — he just won’t leave me alone.

Chance: That true?

Jeremy: Absolutely not. This is another one of diane’s schemes. The building schematics, that jacket — it’s not mine. They didn’t come here to discuss a debt. They wanted to see how all of their planted evidence has risen to the surface. And you’re buying it, detective.

Chance: Save your story for your lawyer and the chicago P.D. I don’t want to hear it.

Jeremy: Oh, yeah, I will. And this will be laughed out of court because there is no concrete evidence.

Chance: Maybe, stark, but you know what? This is not even my case. I’m helping out some friends in chicago. So in order to complete my job, I’m gonna have to search you now.

Jeremy: That’s not happening.

Chance: Yes, it is. It is in the warrant.

Diane: Who knows what he’s hiding.

Jeremy: Shut up, diane.

Diane: This man is a menace, and he has threatened me over and over and over again.

Jeremy: You just won’t shut your mouth.

Diane: They made a mistake when they let you out of prison.

Chance: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. What’s this?

[ Sighs ] That looks pretty concrete to me, stark.

Jeremy: If I’m going down, I’m taking you with me. She’s the one who brought me the necklace early this morning. She stole it. That’s your thief.

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Jill: Devon, I understand your emotional attachment to what you and neil built. I really do, because I feel the same way about katherine’s company.

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ] Please don’t think that I don’t hear that old bat’s voice in my head every single time I have a difficult decision to make. Generally speaking, I don’t believe that emotion and sentimentality have any place in the business world. But this merger was different. This was not just about the numbers. This was about family.

[ Sighs ] And, devon, if you think that combining the two companies is gonna be bad for your family, we have to take that under consideration. Okay? But it’s just gonna cost us a lot of money, all of us. We have to determine if you feeling good about the situation is gonna be worth incurring the loss. Do you agree with me, lily?

Lily: Yeah. That’s it exactly.

Jill: Yeah. Okay. So, what’s your recommendation?

Lily: [ Sighs ] Well, I think that we should take some time to discuss this, just the two of us.

Jill: Yeah, that’s a good idea.

Devon: I appreciate you at least being willing to do that.

Lily: So, if you can maybe give us some space, some time to talk about it and figure out where we go from here.

Devon: Uh… [ Sighs ] I occa

Chance: So, he’s saying that you stole the necklace and gave it to him.

Diane: That’s preposterous. I haven’t been to chicago in years.

Chance: Where were you last night?

Diane: Well, if you really must know, I — I was with jack all night.

Jack: It’s the truth, chance.

Chance: What exactly is your connection to mr. Stark?

Diane: [ Sighs ] We had a history back in my days in L.A., And I’m not proud to admit it, but we dated briefly. And then I discovered that he was smuggling money out of the country to be laundered. And when I tried to leave, he threatened me and blackmailed me.

Jeremy: Oh, give me a break.

Diane: And I was only let off the hook when they hauled him off to prison.

Jeremy: Yeah, little miss innocent right here.

Chance: That’s enough, okay?

Diane: Once he was released, like I said, he’s been stalking me and — and threatening not only me but my family. H-he’s claiming that I owe him money or something.

Chance: [ Sighs ] You can vouch for all this?

Jack: I can. To the best of my knowledge, everything she just said is accurate.

Jeremy: You don’t know anything, abbott.

Chance: Stop it. And why didn’t you bring this to the police in the first place?

Diane: To be honest, I was embarrassed to be in a relationship with that man. And you know, he kept his threats vague. He was — he was careful not to cross any lines. But what charges could have been brought against him?

Jeremy: You know what? This is a load of crap. She’s a filthy liar. You know what? None of this is gonna stick. It’s all circumstantial. I’ll be out by lunch.

Chance: Oh, you think so? Even if the burglary case is flimsy, man, you’re a paroled ex-con in possession of stolen goods. That’s a class g felony in the state of wisconsin. That’s up to 10 years.

Jack: Maybe you’ll get time off on good behavior again.

Jeremy: Oh, [Scoffs].

Chance: Unh-unh, unh-unh. Hey, don’t try it.

Jeremy: You’re all in on this scam, huh? This whole damn town had to be set up.

Chance: Hey, cool yourself down. Let’s take a walk.

Jeremy: Alright.

Chance: Come on.

Jeremy: Sleep lightly, diane. I’ll be back. You haven’t seen the last of me.

[ Clicks tongue ]

Diane: I think we have.

Chance: Come on.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] It’s over, jack. It’s finally over.

[ Sighing ] Oh, thank you.

[ Sighs ]

Summer: So, where does that leave us? My mom causes trouble, your mom cause trouble.

Kyle: No, no, no, no, you keep putting them on the same level. I don’t think they are. Your mom started this whole thing. There is a difference.

Summer: The difference is, is I acknowledge my mom’s flaws. I don’t put her up on some saintly pedestal.

Kyle: You think that’s what I’m doing?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Summer: Is that jack?

Kyle: Yeah. Stark is in custody. They’re transferring him to chicago P.D.

Summer: That’s great news.

Kyle: It’s over.

Summer: [ Sighing ] Yeah.

Kyle: What’s wrong, babe? The threat is gone. Everything can go back to normal.

Summer: For now.

Devon: [ Sighs ] Hey, man. It’s been one hell of a morning. Could I get a scotch neat, please?

Tucker: Son?

Devon: Figured you’d have left town by now, since all your plans for me and ashley fell apart.

Tucker: No, that’s just a minor setback. I still think there’s a way to earn your forgiveness.

Devon: Well, I don’T.

Tucker: Hmm. On edge today, huh? What’s got you so rattled? Nothing to do with me, right?

Devon: I don’t need you to care.

Tucker: No?

Devon: No.

Tucker: No, but I do. I’m just trying to help any way I can, okay?

Devon: Is that right?

Tucker: Yeah.

Devon: [ Chuckles ] Okay. If I’ve learned anything, tucker, lately, it’s to trust my instincts. And my gut told me, from the day you showed up in town, not to trust you. So I’m gonna go ahead and stay with that and drink alone.

Tucker: Fair enough. But you should know I’m not planning on going anywhere.

Tucker: Hey, that’s for that and anything else he wants.

Devon: Well, thanks for the heads-up. I will make sure to not be wherever you are.

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[ Elevator bell dings ]

Devon: [ Sighs ]

[ Keys jingling ]

[ Door unlocks ]

Lily: [ Sighs ]

So, jill and I worked it out and we made a decision about hamilton-winters.

Summer: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: “Things are back to normal for now”? What’s that supposed to mean?

Summer: It means that this latest adventure might be over, but trouble and chaos have been recurring themes in our lives ever since diane’s return.

Kyle: Oh, you mean since we moved back to genoa city, where all the people who hate and conspire against her live. They’ve been coming after her nonstop. First, phyllis, then nikki, ashley, tucker, jeremy stark. You’re blaming the victim.

Summer: Okay, just stop! She is not a helpless victim. These people that want her gone, it’s because of the things that she’s done in the past. They don’t trust her because of choices that she made. They didn’t all get together and say, “who should we pick on next? Oh, yeah, diane jenkins.”

Kyle: I did not say that.

Summer: She chose to fake her own death. She chose to abandon you and assume a false identity and engage in illegal activity with stark. She chose all of those things, and now she’s forced to face those repercussions. And she’s dragging you and jack down with her, and me and harrison by association.

Kyle: No one is being dragged down.

Summer: Jack just broke into my grandmother’s apartment to steal a seven-figure necklace to help diane. How much lower could he go?

Kyle: That was one instance.

Summer: She is forcing us to choose between her and my family. And you know what, kyle? We are married. They’re supposed to be your family, too, and they have always been there for us, unlike diane.

Kyle: That’s not fair.

Summer: The hell it’s not! Look, I’m not trying to justify anyone’s behavior towards diane since she’s gotten back. I just — I need you to see her for who she is. Take her off the pedestal.

[ Door opens ]

Diane: Ooh,

Jack: Oh.

Diane: Oh, I cannot believe we pulled this off.

Jack: I think only one person is more surprised than you are.

Diane: You?

Jack: Jeremy stark.

Diane: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Though I think the reality of it all is coming to him pretty quicklym now that chance is handing him off to the chicago police department. I don’t think will be bothered by stark anytime soon.

Diane: Our plan worked perfectly.

Jack: Speaking of plan, there’s one more thing we can’t forget. Nikki, I-it’s — it’s jack. Uh, I heard about the robbery in chicago. It’s very upsetting, I know. Uh, give me a call. I have some good news and some bad. Would you call me.

Diane: You know, without you, none of this would have happened. You took a big risk getting that necklace, and you came up with a better plan than the one I originally had in the works. And you just stepped up when chance was throwing those questions at me, and you never lost your cool.

Jack: I couldn’T. It was too much on the line. I couldn’t lose sight of our goal. We had to remove stark as a threat so that we could focus on what really matters.

Diane: What’s that?

Jack: Us.

Diane: Mmm. Mmm. [ Chuckles ]

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