Young & The Restless Transcript
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Diane: And by bringing Jeremy the necklace, I proved my loyalty, as well as my desire to resume a life of crime with him — or so he believed.
Summer: How can you be so sure of what he was thinking? I mean, for all you knew, he was setting you up.
Diane: Well, because — how can I put this delicately? — Um, Jeremy also thought that we were going to reconnect physically, seal the deal. But I wasn’t about to let that happen.
Kyle: Yeah, I would sure as hell hope not.
Diane: No, but it gave me a chance to get him out of the room to take a shower. And while he was in the bathroom, I planted the rest of the evidence that Jack had given me, and then I got out of there quickly.
Jack: So, when chance showed up to execute the search warrant, Diane was long gone, he found the necklace, he found the other things, and he was arrested.
Diane: Yes, which Jack and I arrived in time to see and enjoyed immensely.
Jack: And he turned them over to the very capable hands of the Chicago Police Department, and they will take it from there.
Diane: [ Sighs ] We are finally rid of that horrible man. You and Harrison — you have nothing to fear. We’re safe. We can go back to our lives as normal.
Kyle: I know you’re expecting a pat on the back, but I’m still not happy about how all this went down.
Jack: Kyle, I’ve explained to you —
Kyle: No, you changed the plan at the last second, adding a ton of risk.
Jack: The risk of any complications at this point are very slim.
Kyle: You hope.
Diane: Well, now that Jeremy has violated his parole and committed this new crime, he will go back to prison.
Summer: Can you guarantee that? I mean, do we even know how good his lawyer is? What if he has a solid alibi for the time of the burglary?
Jack: It was still worth the risk. Look, I had to do this. Diane was continuing this charade with Stark and getting in more and more danger. Look, the only way this would work is if we moved fast. And we managed to protect the entire family.
Summer: [ Sighs ] You also broke more laws and you lied to the police. I’m sorry, but are we really supposed to be happy about that?
Diane: [ Sighs ]
Sharon: Is everything okay?
Chance: Yeah. Yeah. I’m just thinking about a case. Nikki and Victor’s apartment in Chicago was broken into.
Sharon: [ Gasps ] What?
Sharon: Is everyone okay?
Chance: Yeah. No one was there at the time. A necklace was taken, though.
Sharon: Well, if this happened out of the state, why were you involved?
Chance: Well, the perp is a man named Jeremy Stark. He’s a paroled ex-con, and he has connections to certain people here in Genoa City, most notably Diane Jenkins.
Sharon: [ Gasps ] You know, there’s been a lot of speculation about what she was doing those years in California.
Chance: Well, because Stark was staying here, Chicago PD reached out for assistance. He’s considered a flight risk, so they wanted him picked up ASAP. So I went to the hotel, searched his room, arrested him, and took him back to Chicago.
Sharon: And when did this happen?
Chance: Last night.
Sharon: Did he have the necklace?
Chance: Yep. Along with other evidence in the room that linked him to the crime.
Sharon: Sounds pretty cut and dried.
Chance: Doesn’t it, though?
Sharon: Except something’s not sitting right with you.
Chance: No, it’s not.
[ Elevator doors open and close ]
Victor: Hey, son. I’m looking for Kyle.
Victor: What do you mean, why? To finish the discussion about Summer and Harrison.
Adam: No, you’re not.
Victor: What do you mean, I’m not?
Adam: After I saw you at Society with your heads together, you already admitted that I was the topic du jour.
Victor: You were mentioned in passing, son.
Adam: You know, when we were talking, you actually said you were interested in how I’m doing here at Jabot. So, why don’t you level with me for once and just tell me what is really going on?
Sally: [ Sighs ]
Chloe: Good morning!
Sally: Mnh, no, it isn’t.
Chloe: Wow. This pregnancy is really laying you out today.
Sally: Oh, my god. Morning sickness is no joke. Does everyone feels this bad?
Chloe: I did. Every time. And I think with Bella, it was worse. But I got through it, and so will you, which is why I brought some tried-and-true remedies that worked for me when I was pregnant. And hopefully they’ll get you back on your feet in time for this meeting with Jill so you look a little less…green.
Sally: Oh, my god, I cannot believe I feel this rotten, on today of all days. We’ve been working so hard on this pitch.
Chloe: You are tough. You can do this. I know you can.
[ Knock on door ]
Nick: Hey, Sally, it’s me!
Sally: [ Sighing ]
Sharon: I know that Diane’s been trying really hard to make a fresh start, so to have this guy show up from her past and threaten all that…
Chance: Yeah, Stark’s a bad guy. There’s no question there. I mean, the guy just got paroled after serving 6 years of a 10-year sentence for large-scale money laundering. He’s never been charged with burglary, though. There we are.
Sharon: So, it’s his change in M.O. that’s giving you pause?
Chance: I mean, the pieces fit. You know, on paper, this is a solid arrest, and everybody in Chicago seems satisfied.
Sharon: But you don’t.
Chance: I don’t like how easily all this fell into place. I don’t like that he only took one piece of jewelry, either.
Sharon: You know, you’re right. If you’re gonna go to the trouble, why not haul off with everything you can carry?
Chance: Exactly. And also, why Nikki Newman, hmm? What’s the connection there?
Sharon: She’s wealthy and high-profile. Presumably, there’d be a lot there worth stealing.
Chance: On the way to Chicago, Stark was ranting the whole time about Diane and Jack Abbott. He said they framed him for something he didn’t do to run him out of town. Now, normally, I wouldn’t pay any attention to this, right? Every crook’s innocent. Everyone’s being framed. Everyone has an excuse. But there was something in this guy’s voice. It was like a — a certain bitterness. I don’t know. It just keeps eating away at me. On top of which, this whole thing feels contrived. It reminds me of when I was dealing with the Newmans after Locke’s death. And everyone has an explanation for everything, all neat and pat.
Sharon: I can understand why you’re concerned. It does all sound a bit convenient.
Jack: Hey, let’s be honest here. Jeremy Stark was a genuine threat to all of us. We had to eradicate him from our lives as quickly as possible.
Kyle: Assuming the charges stick. What if he posts bail and comes after Mom in retaliation?
[ Doorbell rings ]
Jack: Wait. This is Nikki. I called her last night, asking her to talk with me. Please let me handle this.
Diane: Of course.
[ Door opens ]
Jack: Hi, Nikki. Come on in.
Nikki: Hi. I got your voicemail, but I thought I would just come on by.
Nikki: What’s going on?
Jack: I assume you’ve been apprized of what happened in Chicago?
Nikki: Of course. Our housekeeper notified us as soon as she realized that my jewelry safe had been opened.
Jack: Then I assume you also know that the man who broke into your apartment was Jeremy Stark.
Nikki: No, I did not know that. Why on earth would he do that?
Jack: I assume he planned to use the necklace to set Diane up.
Diane: Since he’d somehow gotten it in his head that I had worked with the authorities to turn him in six years ago.
Nikki: Well, I knew the Chicago police were following a lead, something about reading glasses being left behind. I did not know that it was tied to Stark. Or you, Diane.
Summer: You know what? Um, we need to get to work.
Kyle: See you, Nikki.
[ Door closes ]
Nikki: How is it you know so much about this?
Jack: Diane and I went to speak with Stark just as chance was taking him into custody.
Nikki: Huh. That’s interesting timing. I mean, I have to say, I am very curious why a convicted felon would go all the way to Chicago to steal from me. Do the police have any theories about that? Because I certainly do.
[ Knock on door ]
Chloe: Nick. How you doing?
Nick: I’m good. How are you?
Chloe: Just peachy. Um, what can I do for you this fine, beautiful morning?
Nick: Well, I know you have your big pitch coming up, so I just wanted to come by and wish you both luck.
[ Door closes ]
Nick: Uh, please don’t take offense to this, but you’re not looking your best.
Sally: [ Sighs ] None taken.
Nick: Is it your stomach bug again?
Chloe: Yeah, you know, that norovirus is going around. It’s a real killer. Ugh, there have just been a few kids in Miles’ class who have had it two or three times already.
Nick: Yeah, that’s what, uh, Christian’s teacher said, too.
Sally: Yeah, it’s probably just all the, um, junk food and late nights, you know, getting ready for the meeting.
Chloe: Yeah, but I brought her a bunch of home remedies that should perk her right up. So, um, I think we got it covered. But it was very sweet of you to come by.
Nick: What are your symptoms?
Sally: You know, I — I really don’t mean to be rude, but, um, would the two of you mind taking off for a little bit? I really have to get ready.
Chloe: Yeah. So, uh, just pop an antihistamine and two of those ginger chews I gave you. And don’t worry about today. I’ve got everything dialed in for our pitch, and I will make sure to hit all of our selling points. You just need to get through this for just a very short time, okay?
Sally: Yeah. I’m on it.
Chloe: Okay. Um, let’s, uh, give the girl some space, yeah? Nick, you coming?
Nick: Yeah, you, uh — you go ahead. I need to talk to Sally for a minute.
Sally: [ Sighs ]
Nick: Is there more to this bug than you’re telling me?
Sharon: I’m sure you handled that arrest by the book.
Chance: Oh, I absolutely did. But is that enough? I mean, what do I do now? Am I supposed to walk away and ignore my doubts, trust that the legal system’s gonna do its job? I mean, is Stark gonna get a fair trial with an adequate defense in front of an impartial judge? I don’t know. And the fact that I’m even asking these questions is making me sick, Sharon. It makes me have a lot less respect for myself and my job.
Sharon: Hmm. Well, I’m sorry.
Chance: It’s bringing up all these things again, how I put this job above everything else at such a huge personal cost. You know, and it’s ’cause I believe so much in what I’m doing. At least, I used to.
Sharon: Well, I hate to hear you talk like this.
Chance: I hate it, too. But am I wrong?
Sharon: You know, I’ve seen a lot of rules bent and laws broken by people who I love and respect. And sometimes it was done for my own benefit. And I’m no saint. But you’ve worked with the legal system and government bureaucracies for a very long time. You know that compromises are made and that things are not always black and white, as much as you would like them to be. That’s the reality that you’ve had to internalize so that you can carry on doing your job, so you can carry on doing what you know is right. That’s the only thing you can control. The rest of it is out of your hands.
Chance: That’s true.
Sharon: You know, people change over the years. I’m not the same person I was 20 years ago. You know, maybe you can no longer stuff down things that disturb you the way that you once were able to. And like you were saying the other day, maybe you’re in a situation that you no longer want to be in. Only you can determine that.
Chance: [ Sighs ]
Sharon: If you were to consider changing things up, what do you suppose you would do?
Chance: What, as in a job? Oh… no idea. My whole life has been public service — soldier, federal agent, detective. Never been outside that arena. Not sure what it would look like.
Sharon: Well, maybe I could help you with that.
Jack: The good news is Stark was arrested, and he had your necklace on him at the time.
Nikki: How very lucky for you.
Jack: Unfortunately, that necklace is now evidence, and I doubt the police are gonna be giving it back to you till after a trial, uh, presuming there is one.
Nikki: Jack, I don’t care about the necklace. I’m sure the authorities will keep it safe. I’m just relieved that that horrible man is off the streets.
Jack: Oh, believe me, Jeremy Stark’s arrival in this town and the threat he posed were catastrophic. This could have been a lot worse than this.
Diane: Isn’t it ironic that your misfortune turned out to save me? Imagine that.
Victor: I’m here to talk to Kyle about Harrison, alright? He’s part of the next generation of Newmans.
Adam: Mm-hmm. I have no doubt that you’re already planning the kid’s future. Are you hoping he’ll stick to the program better than I did?
Victor: For your information, he is being given the same opportunities that you were.
Adam: [ Chuckles ] So, he’ll succeed where I failed. Is that it?
Victor: Son, why does everything have to be an argument between us?
Adam: Look, I know that you hate that I am here at Jabot…
Adam: …Working for Jack.
Adam: And Kyle feels the same way. He would love it more than anything if I wasn’t here. I know you also believe Jack only gave me this job to stick it to you.
Victor: You’re correct about all the above. But I’ve often told you — and don’t ever forget it — that you are a very talented businessman.
Adam: And yet here you are. You’re gathering intelligence. Are you hoping to hear that I’m crashing and burning?
Victor: Son, what the hell are you doing here selling lipstick and makeup, for heaven’s sake? What’s the matter with you?
Adam: What are you trying to do? Are you trying to strong-arm Victoria into giving me some rinky-dink position so I can be under your thumb at Newman? It’s not gonna happen, okay?
Victor: Hi, sweetheart.
Summer: Grandpa, hi.
Victor: Hello, Kyle.
Kyle: Good to see you, sir.
Victor: Kyle, before you start your day, would you give me a minute?
Sally: There’s a lot riding on this pitch. I’ve just been going really hard to get everything prepared.
Nick: I’ve seen you deal with pressure before. Seems like a lot more than just nerves. And last night, you didn’t want to have a drink with me.
Sally: Well, I mean, I already explained that. I just wanted to have a clear head this morning.
Nick: Yeah, but, uh, looking at you now…
Sally: Yeah, well, I kind of wish you wouldn’t ’cause I know I look terrible.
Nick: Well, I like looking at you. Sally, I’ve been through this a few times. Is there a chance this is morning sickness?
Sally: My stomach — it just won’t quit. And then it does and I get cocky and I think I’m fine and then it just happens all over again and I just… I’m just really tired. I just didn’t want to say anything until I was sure.
Nick: Are you sure?
Sally: I’m pregnant.
Sharon: I’m sure there are all kinds of fields that you could explore. I mean, for instance, take all those quick, precision moves that you learned, you know, in the military. Just give them a little tweak, and soon you could be a — a dance instructor.
Chance: [ Laughs ]
Sharon: No, really!
Chance: Nice. That was nice. Good job.
Sharon: Or you know how you can drop from the ceiling on a wire? Cirque du Soleil would hire you in a heartbeat. And I can just see it now. You’d be juggling a ping-pong ball and a sledgehammer and a chainsaw.
Chance: Wow. Hmm. Would I have to wear sequins?
Sharon: Well, yeah. I mean, otherwise no one in the back would be able to see you.
Chance: No, that’s where I draw the line. I can’t do it. I can’t do it.
Sharon: That’s where you draw the line?
Chance: Yeah, no sequins for me. [ Sighs ] Thank you.
Sharon: For what?
Chance: Making me laugh, distracting me. You are remarkably good at getting me out of my head.
Sharon: Well, I’m glad that you feel comfortable enough being silly with me.
Chance: Mm, it’s easy. It feels natural.
[ Cellphone pings ]
Chance: Sorry. It’s Chicago PD. It’s about Stark’s arrest. I need to follow up on this. I, um… I wish I didn’t have to leave, though.
Sharon: Well, go. Take care of business. I’ll be here thinking about all the new career paths you can consider.
Chance: I cannot wait to hear what you come up with. See you.
Adam: How sad is this. Letting my father pull your strings. Oh, and making my life more difficult, just maybe take me down a peg or two.
Kyle: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Victor: Kyle, if you don’t mind, I’m gonna wait for you inside.
Adam: Well, you must be proud. Husband does whatever Victor says.
Summer: [ Chuckles ] Sorry to deflate that massive ego of yours, but if you must know, Kyle is making Valentine’s Day plans and he asked grandpa for a favor. So, thanks for ruining the mood.
Kyle: I hope you’re satisfied.
Adam: Oh, poor you, Summer, you being dragged into the family machinations yet again.
[ Door closes ]
Victor: So, why have you not returned my calls?
Nikki: What puzzles me is how Stark got into our apartment so easily. I mean, there were no signs of a break-in. It was as if he knew the code to the alarm. And Victor and I haven’t changed that alarm in years. In fact, now that I think about it, it’s the same as when you and I spent time there.
[ Doorbell rings ]
Diane: Oh, sounds like we have more company.
Jack: Excuse me. Chance. Uh, I assume you’re here on official business?
Chance: I am.
Jack: Well, please come on in.
Nikki: Good morning, Chance.
Nikki: I’m glad I get to thank you in person for your work on my behalf last night.
Chance: I’m just doing my job.
Nikki: And just so you know, Victor and I are definitely going to be changing our security system. We’ll be upgrading it. I was just telling Jack that we haven’t been very diligent in changing the codes. But I am very curious as to how Stark was able to figure it out.
Chance: That is a very valid question.
Sally: I was gonna tell you. Obviously. I just… I didn’t want to say anything yet.
Nick: I mean, that’s some pretty big news. How do you feel about it?
Sally: Stunned, mostly. I mean, really, I’m just trying to wrap my head around it, like, being pregnant and expecting a baby. I’m just wondering how it all happened. I mean, obviously, I — I know how, but…
Nick: [ Chuckles ] [ Sighs ] I’m still not sure why you waited. I mean, why didn’t you tell me about this before?
Summer: I see your paranoia is working overtime.
Adam: [ Scoffs ] It’s a very nice cover story. Phyllis taught you well. But I happen to know what’s going behind those closed doors has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day or any kind of romantic surprise that Kyle’s cooking up for you. See, dear old Dad — he wants to humiliate me, so he’s capitalizing on Kyle’s animosity for me.
Summer: Oh, yeah? How exactly is he doing that?
Adam: By making it seem like they both want the same thing, by working together to give me the heave-ho, when in reality, Victor is manipulating Kyle. He’s an expert at it.
Kyle: I apologize for not getting back to you. My mother’s been going through some serious issues the past couple days, so I’ve been focused on that.
Victor: Uh-huh. I bet that has something to do with that fellow Stark, right? Now, Kyle, when you became aware of the connection between your mother and Stark, that should have rung some alarm bells, right? You should have severed all ties with your mother. But I guess that’s never easy when it comes to family, is it?
Nikki: Do you have any theories on how Stark accessed the apartment? You know, did you find any fancy electronic gadget that he could have used to bypass the alarm?
Chance: No, I didn’t. I still can’t explain it. Mr. Stark is still very loudly proclaiming his innocence.
Jack: Oh, pl– he is anything but innocent. He is a convicted criminal that can’t be trusted.
Chance: You mean unlike the upstanding citizens of Genoa City who always play by the rules?
Nikki: Well, I need to be going.
Jack: I’ll walk you out.
Chance: I’ll keep you updated about your necklace.
Nikki: Thank you.
[ Door creaks, closes ]
Chance: I wanted to come by here and tell you two that Jeremy Stark was arraigned this morning in Chicago. Now, given his previous conviction and his parole status, the fact another crime violates the terms of his release, and that he’s considered a strong flight risk, the judge has denied bail.
Diane: Oh, thank god.
Chance: Yeah, Stark’s a menacing guy, been involved in very high-stakes criminal activity. I mean, the guy’s no amateur. Having been granted parole, he sure has a hell of a lot to lose. And that is why him breaking into an apartment, stealing a necklace, and being so careless about it just doesn’t make sense to me. I mean, the guy left his reading glasses behind while committing grand larceny. Who does that?
Jack: I don’t begin to know how his mind works.
Chance: Is there anything else that you need to tell me about this incident?
Jack: Well, I’m sorry that you feel like things aren’t as they should be, but I don’t know how you think Diane or I could shed any more light on the situation.
Chance: So, you’re saying you can’t?
Jack: No, I’m saying he repeatedly threatened her since he got to Genoa City. Thank god she had the courage to stand up to him. She wouldn’t play his game, and I’m sure that infuriated him.
Chance: It is my job as law enforcement to handle men like Stark, not people who think their wealth and their position give them carte blanche to maneuver any situation to their benefit.
Jack: Obviously, the Chicago police and the arraigning judge found everything aboveboard and are proceeding accordingly.
Chance: Yeah, Jack, that is how it looks. I’ll see myself out. Thank you for your time.
[ Door opens ]
[ Door closes ]
[ Both sigh ]
Victor: Kyle, I understand your conflict, okay?
Kyle: Do you?
Victor: Well, of course. Diane is your mother, no matter what she has done, as Adam, in spite of all of his flaws, is still my son and always will be. I understand that.
Kyle: If you truly get it, then why would you even suggest I cut ties with my mother?
Victor: Have you ever thought for a moment how your life would be if your mother had not returned?
Kyle: Is this what you came here to talk about? Or should we focus on Adam? Because I assume that’s why you’ve been trying to get a hold of me.
Victor: Adam does not belong here. His place is with his family, with the Newmans.
Kyle: What about wanting to teach him a lesson? You know, that’s kind of how you were talking before, but maybe you’re a little conflicted yourself. Like you said, none of this is simple.
Victor: You must hate the idea that Adam is working alongside your dad, running this company.
Kyle: I don’t technically report to him. Neither does Summer. And he has no authority over Marchetti, so we don’t really cross paths.
Kyle: It’s true he wasn’t my first choice when my dad was looking to replace me as Co-CEO.
Victor: [ Chuckles ] That must be the understatement of the year.
Kyle: [ Laughs ]
Kyle: You’re right.
Kyle: Adam may be competent at his job, and he’s taken a lot of pressure off my dad, but I don’t trust him. And I never will. We don’t get along. I think he’s arrogant and disrespectful.
Kyle: And I don’t appreciate the constant drama that swirls around him. It’s negative energy none of us need.
Victor: I can only imagine. Anyway, I appreciate your candor.
Kyle: So, for argument’s sake, what are we talking about? How do you propose we get Adam to leave Jabot and go back to Newman? Because from where I stand, that’s a tall order.
Sally: I didn’t tell you I was pregnant before now because I’ve just been completely overwhelmed. I already know what people think about me, and this is just confirmation.
Nick: Who cares, Sally? It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. This is between you and me. And I think you’re just amazing.
Sally: [ Sighs ] I just — I don’t want you to feel like you have to say that.
Nick: I wouldn’t do that.
Sally: I already told you things about my past, how I tried to manipulate a guy back in Los Angeles into staying in a relationship with me. So, I mean, how could you not feel like I’m trying to manipulate you?
Nick: I promise you I do not think that.
Sally: We’re supposed to be taking things slow. This isn’t slow. I mean, this is not how this was supposed to go. I like you so much. And I just — I just wanted things to be easy and sweet and sexy just a little longer. Because how could this not change everything?
Diane: Is this real? Is — is Jeremy gone?
Jack: For good this time.
Diane: This whole thing has been such an ordeal, and — and for it to finally be over…
[ Breathes deeply ]
Jack: How’s it feel?
Diane: Overwhelming. But in a good way, like I — I feel — I feel free, like I — like I have a future again. And this is all thanks to you. I mean, none of this would have been happening without your help. And — and then those — those kind words you said about me to chance today. You just — you made me — you made me sound so strong.
Jack: That is how I see you. Strong. Formidable. You’re amazing.
Diane: [ Laughs ]
Jack: I know you were afraid at times, but you managed to overcome that. You didn’t need anyone to save you from this situation. You needed backup. You needed support.
Diane: [ Sighs heavily ]
Jack: And I was more than happy to give that to you.
Diane: [ Exhales sharply ] [ Laughs ]
Sharon: Uh-oh. What happened?
Chance: I just had a conversation that reinforced every nagging doubt I have about my job in law enforcement. Made me realize I can’t do this anymore.
Nick: Don’t assume the worst. You’re getting way ahead of yourself.
Sally: Chloe says I’m in denial. And she’s not wrong. I mean, I’ve been on overload since I found out, and I’ve been feeling crummy on top of it. I just — I had to put everything on pause, which, honestly, is exactly where I need to be right now. So, can you please just be in denial with me, at least for now? I’m — I’m just not ready to deal with everything that comes next.
Nick: Just don’t stress, okay? We’re gonna figure this out. It’s gonna be fine.
Adam: Look, even if Kyle sees it coming, he won’t be able to Victor has a way of corrupting even the most upstanding people.
Summer: For the record, Adam, there’s no need for Kyle to work with Grandpa to push you out the door because history has proven that you can ruin things all on your own, with no help from anyone.
Victor: All I want is Adam to realize is that he made a mistake. He doesn’t belong here.
Kyle: And to get that to happen…
Victor: Make sure that he takes a fall — a big fall, okay? Then I would present him with an opportunity to pick himself up, make things right. It would be a good thing for Adam, a good thing for Jabot. But what I do need is your assistance. I need you to help facilitate that.
Kyle: I would like something in return.
Victor: And what is that?
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