Y&R Transcript Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Jack: As wonderful as it has been having breakfast with you, I do have to get to the office.

Diane: [ Chuckles ] And as much as I’ve enjoyed this time together, I need to get to work eventually, too. But the first thing I need to do is go back to the hotel and get a change of clothes.

Jack: Well, that’s awfully inconvenient. I know it’s early in our relationship, but you are more than welcome to leave a few things here. I just hate that you have to race to the hotel any morning that you decided to spend the night.

Diane: Well, that’s a great idea, but I’m a little concerned how kyle will react.

Jack: Oh, I think a couple changes of clothes are not going to alarm kyle. Besides, we can be discreet. We don’t have to flaunt it.

Diane: Alright, you’ve convinced me.

Jack: Okay. I have one errand before I go in, so why don’t you go get your things, bring them here, and I’ll help you get them upstairs before I go to jabot.

Diane: Okay. Ah, you know, I have to admit, this is making me a little nervous. Are we tempting fate to be this happy?

Jack: This time, fate is on our side.

Diane: Mm.

Jack: Got to go.

Sally: Yes, yeah, this afternoon works perfectly. Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly. I really appreciate you squeezing me in for an appointment so soon. Yeah, yeah, I’ll see you then.

[ Sighs ] Okay. Okay. I… I will call nick and see if he’s available. That will be fine. Then, after that… I will call adam.

[ Sighs ]

Victoria: They have no idea what it takes to make things really happen.

Nate: [ Chuckles ] We do.

[ Bottle uncorks ]

Victoria: That’s damn right we do.

Nate: [ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ]

Elena: Hey.

Nate: Hi.

Elena: Everything okay? Four delicious pieces of chocolate.

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Nick: What’s up? Oh, sorry. Didn’t mean to startle you. Are you….okay?

Victoria: Yes, I’m fine. Everything is great. I was just thinking about the brainstorming session that I had last evening with nate. We were talking about our plans for pursuing daniel’s gaming platform and strategizing for taking over tucker’s company. Well, once newman can assume his loans and control his debt…

Nick: Tucker’s just going to fold under the pressure.

Victoria: Yes, he just might.

Nick: You sound awfully sure of yourself, vick.

Victoria: Well, no one has ever benefited from underestimating me. I know, I know that things could get ugly, but nothing worth taking is ever easy.

Chloe: Hi. I got your text message. What’s the emergency?

Sally: I told nick everything.

Chloe: Everything? As in, adam could be the baby’s father?

Sally: Yeah.

Chloe: How did he take it?

Sally: Better than I could’ve hoped. He was sweet and understanding, as always, and he claimed it didn’t change anything between us.

Chloe: Okay, well, if nick is saying and doing all the right things, then why are you so concerned?

Sally: Because what if he’s only doing everything right because he feels like he has to? Maybe he’s just hedging because the baby might be his, but if that’s not the case and the father is actually adam, nick could walk away.

Elena: If only you could take a personal day off from work and stay home with me.

Nate: Ah, I’m so tempted. Believe me, I’d love nothing more. And I’ve missed you, too. But you’ve already made me a little late.

Elena: Aw, don’t tell me you regret our little interlude.

Nate: Not even a little bit. But I have a lot going on at work today, and I need to get to the office.

Elena: [ Clicks tongue ] Okay. Well, it could’ve been fun doing all your favorite things.

Nate: Mm, you need to stop tempting me. But hold that thought, because I promise you, this weekend will just be you and me. We’ll have a romantic getaway. Okay? No work, no phones, no late-night shifts. Just us.

Elena: Okay.

[ Door opens ]

[ Chuckles ]

Victor: Well, now. My goodness. Jack abbott. Should I be hiding the silver and the jewelry and all that? I mean, now that you’ve resorted to becoming a thief to become relevant.

Jack: I didn’t come here to play your games, victor. I came here to offer a word of warning.

Victor: Oh, really? Well, you have a lot of nerve, man. I could turn you into the authorities.

Jack: I’ve been made aware of your plot to undermine adam’s work at jabot. Additionally, you’ve tried to enlist my son in your effort.

Victor: How’d you learn that?

Jack: Doesn’t matter how I found out. You may have lost your own son. I will be damned if you use mine for your little underhanded plot. I brought in ensure max protein

Victor: Hate to disappoint you, jack, but I have no intention of undermining my son, adam. He’s doing a very good job all by himself. But you and I know that he doesn’t belong at jabot. He’s doing a terrible job there. Which does not speak very well for you as a mentor and a boss. How would you allow someone to perform at a subpar level?

Jack: You seem to be privy to inside information.

Victor: Instead of coming here and leveling unfounded accusations against me, why don’t you go home and try to somehow salvage that train wreck of a relationship between you and diane jenkins? Although, I must say, I love watching it all go up in flames.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]

Elena: Tessa.

Tessa: Hi. Uh, do you have a shift you have to get to? Or bed, maybe?

Elena: No, I just finished my night shift. Come on in. I’ve always got time for a friend.

Tessa: Thank you.

Elena: So, what’s going on? Is everything okay with mariah? The baby?

Victoria: What is going on with you? You’ve been distracted for days.

Nick: Nothing for you to worry about. Everything’s fine.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] You know, you can’t hide from me. I can tell that something is weighing on you. Maybe I can help.

Nick: I’m not denying there’s something on my mind. There just isn’t anything you can do about it.

Victoria: Well, judging by the way that you’re shutting me out, I can only assume that this has to do with sally.

Nick: I guess you weren’t listening when I said it doesn’t concern you.

Victoria: I don’t understand. Why would you be involved with somebody that completely alienates you from the rest of your family the way that sally does? You know, after what I went through with ashland, I know how damaging and painful something like this can be. And the fact that you won’t even talk about it maybe is a sign that it shouldn’t be happening in the first place.

Nick: I’m not talking about this with you or dad. Sally is off limits.

Chloe: You need to just trust in nick. Whether or not the baby is his, I don’t believe for a minute he would treat you any differently.

Sally: Well, when I told him about adam, he said that the possibility had already occurred to him. He wasn’t completely caught off guard, but then he left almost immediately. But he claimed that he had to get home to christian.

Chloe: Oh, well, yeah, of course he did, because he’s an amazing father.

Sally: Yeah, but that’s the problem. What if he’s not my baby’s father? What if adam is?

Chloe: Okay, don’t even entertain that thought. It’s just not worth it.

Sally: How can you say that? Ignoring that reality is just stupid and naive. If adam is the father, it changes everything, especially between me and nick.

Chloe: I just don’t think it’s that cut and dried with nick. It’s not who he is. He won’t walk away.

Sally: Regardless, I can’t take any more of this. Seriously, this tension is driving me crazy. I called the dna lab before I texted you. The paternity test is set for this afternoon. They’ll just draw some blood for me, and then they will need to take a swab from the potential fathers. Nick…and…adam.

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Chloe: You can’t tell adam about the pregnancy. That would be a mistake.

Sally: You don’t know that. And adam is an amazing father to connor, and he already makes the co-parenting thing with an ex work with chelsea.

Chloe: Well, better safe than sorry when it comes to someone that impulsive and unpredictable.

Sally: I can’t have this uncertainty hanging over my head. I just need to get it all out in the open and deal with it. So I just need your help trying to figure out what to say to adam. How do I tell him?

Chloe: Okay, let’s just slow down for a second and let’s really think this through.

Sally: If adam is the father, I have to tell him.

Chloe: Okay, I… I understand that. But let’s not forget that there is a very good chance that he’s not. So you should do the test with nick first, and if he’s the father — and, please, god, let that be the case — then adam never even needs to know that there is a possibility that he could be the father.

Sally: And if it’s not nick’s baby?

Chloe: Well, then and only then, do you even consider bringing adam into the equation.

Sally: But is that really fair to adam, letting him be the last to know?

Chloe: No. In most cases, it wouldn’t be, but adam only recently stopped stalking you.

Sally: Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. He was… more of a pest.

Chloe: Okay, whatever you want to call it. But if adam knows that there was even a chance that he could be the father, even if the test shows that nick is the dad, adam will use it as an open invitation. And the last thing you need right now is giving adam an excuse to come storming into your life.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Both sigh ]

Nick: Hey, chloe.

Chloe: Hi, nick.

Nick: Hi.

[ Door closes ]

Chloe: Um, well, it looks like you’re in good hands, so i will leave you to it and, um… just know if you need anything, anything at all, just shoot me a text.

Sally: Thank you.

[ Door opens, closes ]

Nick: She is a good friend. You’re lucky to have her.

Sally: [ Sighs ]

Tessa: So there mariah and i were, about to hop on the next flight after delphine called us because she told us she was going into labor.

Elena: So she wasn’t?

Tessa: No. We were headed to the airport when she called us again and told us it was, um, uh, braxton hicks, a false alarm?

Elena: Ah, no, that’s very common. And since the baby’s do any day now, you can just think of it as a dress rehearsal for the real thing.

Tessa: Which I’m thankful for, because, you know, we want to be there when the baby is born.

Elena: I hope it works out for you guys.

Tessa: Thank you. But, honestly, it really freaked me out. It made me realize that something could go wrong during the birth. And I know this is probably just residual anxiety because of mariah and dom, but I just have to hear it from a professional. Is there anything I can do to ensure that the baby’s going to be okay?

Jack: I’d like to think you have better things to do with your time than worry about my personal life.

Victor: If I were you, i would start worrying about yourself.

Michael: Oh.

[ Clears throat ] What is that I detect in the air?

Victor: Nothing, nothing at all. Everything okay. Right, jack?

Michael: Um, I need to have a word with you, but if I need to go and come back —

Jack: No, no, don’T. Don’t worry. I’m leaving. But not before I offer one last warning. Stay out of jabot’s affairs, even if they include adam. You lost him as an employee and a son. That’s on you. Maybe you should make peace with that.

Michael: Wow.

Victor: Have a seat, michael.

Michael: [ Chuckles ] Thank you.

Victor: So? Any more news about tucker mccall?

Michael: As a matter of fact, there is. I’ve been doing some more digging into his loans. The man is in quite a lot of debt, or, actually, his company is. And as you’d hoped, buying up mccall’s loans will give newman quite a bit of leverage, but, unfortunately, not outright control.

Victor: Hmm.

Michael: That’ll take a little more convincing, and, as you and I both know, tucker’s not easily intimidated.

Victor: You know, I love a challenge, and I’m looking forward to dealing with that S.O.B.

Tucker: Uh-oh, there she is. Where are you headed off to now? Is that your escape bag? Is your partner in crime stark back?

Diane: [ Scoffs ]

Tucker: You know, it’d be so ironic if you were to leave town right after phyllis. I bet she would — she would hop on the first flight back here asap if she knew you were going to be gone for good.

Diane: Whatever. And I am sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not going anywhere. My life is more on track now than it’s ever been. Although yours, not so much. Oh, hey, where is ashley these days? Oh, that’s right. She fled genoa city for paris just to get away from you. Sad.

Tucker: Yeah, I think she’s going to be back pretty soon.

Diane: Mm.

Tucker: But I’m happy to hear that your life is back on track, as you say. But it’s a happiness that’s yours to lose.

[ Hums indistinctly ]

Diane: [ Sighs ] (Vo) morning, noon, night.

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Elena: The first thing I want to tell you is I think that it’s great that you already want to protect the baby. It’s a very natural maternal instinct. Now, I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that there’s not really much that you and mariah can do outside of just being there for delphine when the time comes. So the best thing that you can do is be on standby and be ready to be the best mothers that you can be.

Tessa: Is there anything else you can suggest?

Elena: Well, that’s where the good news comes in. You can stop worrying. The probability of having a complication during a full-term delivery after a healthy pregnancy is very low.

Tessa: Oh. Thank god.

Elena: [ Chuckles ]

Tessa: I guess I just have to keep reminding myself that delphine is giving birth in a hospital under perfectly normal circumstances.

Elena: [ Chuckles ] Exactly. So you have no reason to think anything is going to go wrong. So, tell me, are you and mariah preparing to go to portland?

Tessa: Yes, we are going to be leaving soon. Mariah has some loose ends to tie up at work so that she can work remotely while we are waiting for the baby to come.

Elena: Great. Alright, so you want to tell me what else is going on? ‘Cause it’s very clear that you’re still holding something back.

Tessa: Mariah’s been pregnant before, so she’s familiar with what’s going on. And delphine is carrying the baby, and she’s had nine months to prepare for childbirth. And then there’s me who is completely unprepared for childbirth and…motherhood.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Hey.

Diane: Hi.

Jack: Did you get everything?

Diane: Yeah. Mm.

Jack: So if you need a toothbrush or anything like that, I can certainly accommodate you.

Diane: I appreciate your hospitality, but I think I’ve got everything.

Jack: What about your stuff in L.A.? I’m guessing you left a lot of possessions there. I could arrange to have it sent for and stored here, if you like.

Diane: Um, thank you, but — but no, no. My years in L.A. Hardly feel real to me anymore. I mean, I know that’s where i healed, but I don’t really have a connection to that time. I mean, whatever’s left there is just stuff, and I think those things belong right where they are.

Jack: Then they should stay in california.

Diane: Tell me, jack, is it wrong to be this happy, especially knowing no one else will be happy for us?

Jack: The people that care about us, the people that love us will come around. The rest don’t even matter.

Diane: Mm.

Tucker: Hey, ashley, it’s me. I assumed that you let it go straight to voicemail ’cause you’re seeing it’s me calling. I get that. The reason I’m calling is I’m wondering if you would give me the opportunity to clear the air between us. There’s a lot of things I want to tell you, and I want to come clean about every aspect of my situation, because I want you to understand why… why the subterfuge, as foolish as it was. So I’m wondering, would you be willing to meet me if I came to paris briefly? We’d just have lunch and chat, but that’s all I ask. Alright, bye.

[ Cellphone thuds lightly ]

Nate: I was, um, just about to come see you. Is this a good time?

Victoria: I’m on my way back to my office right now. Do you want to walk with me?

Nate: Okay, um, I thought it might be a good idea if we clear the air about, uh —

Victoria: Our brainstorming session last night. Um…yes. You know, I was very invigorated by what we accomplished.

Nate: Yes, uh, I thought it was a productive meeting, too.

Victoria: We should have more meetings like that. Don’t you think?

Sally: First of all, I just wanted to see how you were doing. I wasn’t really sure where things stood whenever you left last night.

Nick: I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about it all the time, but, sally, it doesn’t change anything. I’m with you, just like I promised.

Sally: That’s the thing. I don’t understand why. The only explanation that I can come up with for you supporting me is because the situation forces you to, like, the baby that I’m carrying might be yours, but what if it’s not?

Nick: Do you not understand how I feel about you yet? Look, I appreciate you telling me the truth about adam, that he may be the father, but… I know it was hard for you. It just makes me respect and appreciate and care about you even more. As far as the paternity of the baby goes, sally, we’ll just cross that bridge when we come to it.

Sally: Well, I had to tell you I couldn’t wait another second. I can’t deal with this uncertainty any longer, which is the main reason why I asked you to come right away. I scheduled the dna test for today. How do I love thee?

Nate: I agree. Our brainstorming session was very productive. We should have more of them. We could potentially lay a clear and lucrative path to the future.

Victoria: On a purely professional level, of course.

Nate: Of course.

Victor: Hello. Hello, nate.

Nate: Hello.

Victor: Nate, would you mind if michael and I had a conversation with victoria alone?

Elena: While I haven’t had any firsthand experience with pregnancy, either, I have worked with a lot of mothers, and I can tell you that what you’re experiencing is very normal. In fact, I have yet to meet any first-time mothers, biological or otherwise, who haven’t at one point or another felt, on some level, completely overwhelmed and unprepared for what’s next.

Tessa: Yeah, I mean, it’s pretty terrifying thinking about all that responsibility.

Elena: There’s nothing trivial about taking care of another life, especially a newborn, because it can’t do anything for themselves. You know, they only can communicate by crying instead of talking. They need to be carried. They need to be fed. They need to be changed. But I have no doubt you have everything it takes to be a great mother.

Tessa: But I have no idea what to do.

Elena: Yeah, and there are some skills that you’ll have to develop, like changing diapers and feeding and setting a sleeping schedule. But then there are going to be things that are pure instinct, like loving and caring and nurturing. And those are all things that you are very familiar with. Tessa, I’ve seen how amazing you can be. I remember when mariah was struggling with giving dominic to abby. You were her rock. You comforted her, you loved her, and you helped her get back to the amazing person that she is. And the way I see it, you coming here, it just proves that you’re ready.

Tessa: What do you mean?

Elena: Coming to me, hoping to find any way possible to shield your daughter from harm even before she’s born. That little baby is going to be beyond lucky to have not only one, but two of the strongest, most loving women as her mothers.

Adam: Hey, chloe, wait. Can — can you just give me one second?

Chloe: Why would I want to do that?

Adam: Look, chloe, I realize that you hate me, and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon, but you know me as well as anyone, for better or worse, and I know you care about sally. I’m genuinely concerned about her right now. You must see that.

Chloe: All I see is you trying to worm your way back into her life.

Adam: Listen, come on. I know that something is wrong. And don’t tell me that she’s worried about your new business venture or this — this lame line that nick was giving me, that she’s uncomfortable being around the both of us. Sally’s much tougher than that. This is something new. I mean, is she unhappy with nick? Is it not working out between the two of them?

Chloe: [ Scoffs ] Why are we doing this again? And why are you meddling in sally’s life? Hasn’t she made it perfectly clear that she wants nothing to do with you? And what more do nick and sally need to do to convince you that what they share is real? I mean, they are bonded together now.

Adam: Bonded? How?

Chloe: I mean, even if things with nick weren’t amazing, which they are, why would sally want you? Don’t you have something else to obsess over? I mean, don’t you have a job, or do you not have actual responsibilities? Or, hmm, was it just a pity handout to keep you off the streets and out of trouble? I never get tired of this.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Jack: I wonder who that could be.

Adam: Jack, uh, I hope now’s not a bad time, but I need to speak with you about jabot.

Jack: Uh, can you give me a minute?

Diane: I will make myself scarce, but we will continue this later.

Jack: Come on in. Everything alright?

Adam: Um…

Jack: Something wrong?

Adam: No, I just — I wanted to speak with you about my potential future in the company, you know, before things get potentially ugly with victor and kyle.

Jack: Oh, wait, now, let me stop you right there. I don’t know where you’re getting your information. I spoke to kyle at length, and he assured me he had no part in victor’s little scheme.

Adam: Okay, well, I’m not so sure about that, jack. I spoke to people at the company, and it turns out kyle has looked into some of the projects that I’m directly overseeing. Now, I understand they haven’t turned out to be successful ventures, as we hoped, but that is not public knowledge.

Jack: I spoke to victor earlier. He did seem to know an awful lot about your diminished performance.

Adam: Yeah, I’m sorry about that. I’m working on turning things around. But regardless, I think it’s pretty clear that your son is lying to you.

Nick: [ Clicks tongue ] I am surprised you scheduled the dna test so soon. Have you talked to adam yet?

Sally: No. And after speaking with chloe, I’ve decided that I am going to tell adam only if I have to.

Nick: Meaning if I am not the father.

Adam: I just don’t invite that chaos back in my life if I can avoid it. Right now, things are good, and I need to hold onto that for as long as I can, so I thought I would start with just testing your dna.

Nick: Well, it’s your decision to make. I will support you no matter what.

Sally: If we’re really in this together, I need you to be completely honest with me.

Nick: Have I ever been anything but?

Sally: No, and that’s what I’m counting on. How would you feel if I told adam that he could potentially be the father even before the test? Is that what you want?

Nick: Um… I’m okay with it in the sense that it is not my decision to make. As far as adam knowing, I absolutely do not want him to know. I hope he never has to know. I’m just trying to do the right thing here. But when and if you decide to tell him, just know I will completely have you back.

Sally: Well, thank you so much for being understanding. It means everything to me. If you’re free, would you mind coming with me to the testing center so they can swab you to see if you’re a match? Then we can know for sure. And maybe we could put this whole issue to rest sooner rather than later.

Nick: I’ll make time for that.

Tessa: Thank you for your kind words and your faith in me. It is exactly what I needed to hear.

Elena: Well, it was all true. Every word.

Tessa: I wish we could bring you to portland with us, if only for advice and pep talks.

Elena: You have my number. You can call me any time, day or night.

Tessa: Thank you. So, what’s new with you? I can’t help but seem to notice how happy you are.

Elena: Is it that obvious?

Tessa: Yes. And I am just so glad that things are better for you.

Elena: Yes. Me, too. It was really tense with nate and i during his career transition, and, honestly, I wasn’t sure if we would find our way back to each other. But… here we are, making it work. And, yeah, I am indeed very happy. We both are.

[ Chuckles ]

Nate: Alright, then, I will, um, leave you to your meeting.

Victoria: Well, what is it that you wanted to discuss?

Michael: [ Clicks tongue ] It’s about the purchasing of the debt you and victor discussed.

Nate: I’ll check in with you later, victoria.

Victoria: No, nate, wait. You should be in on this.

Victor: Sweetheart, this does not involve newman media.

Victoria: Well, nonetheless, I think that nate should be in on our plan for tucker and our acquisition of mccall unlimited. I-I believe that he would be a valuable asset to our plan moving forward. Trust me, his input will benefit all of us, daddy. Thank you.

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