Young & The Restless Transcript
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Victor: Well, think nate’s contributions are always valuable.
Nate: I appreciate you saying that, victor.
Michael: However, certain sensitive details have come to light that should be kept on a need-to-know basis. And since this is newman enterprises’ corporate business, which doesn’t involve newman media, I’m sure you will understand.
Victoria: He already knows about our plan to assume tucker’s outstanding debt, so there’s no need to talk around it. It’s why I wanted him in on this meeting in the first place. Not only does nate have the big, bold ideas that we need on something like this. We also happen to have a key element in place that is going to help us tremendously, thanks to nate.
Michael: Oh, goody. What might that be?
Victor: I think victoria’s referring to nate’s coo, audra charles, right?
Tucker: Mind if I join you?
Audra: Yes, I do.
Tucker: Ah. How’s the new gig going? Ahh. Is, uh, newman media still planning a move on daniel romalotti’s gaming platform?
Audra: [ Sighs ] You didn’t get the memo? We’re not in cahoots anymore. I thought I was clear when you summoned me to talk about omega sphere.
Tucker: What was clear to me by the time you left my room is that you still enjoy certain aspects of spending time with me. You’ll have to forgive me if i assumed that meant still being in cahoots.
Audra: Why would I, uh, feed you information that could help you and work against newman media?
Chance: Hey, daniel. How you doing, man? I heard you were back in town.
Daniel: Yeah. It’s good to see you.
Chance: Yeah, good to see you, man. Been a minute.
Chance: Uh, have you seen abby yet?
Daniel: I have. Um, it’s been great catching up with her.
Chance: Yeah, well, I assume you know we broke up then.
Daniel: I-I heard that. I’m sorry.
Chance: Eh, it is what it is, man. Life happens.
Daniel: [ Chuckles ]
Chance: How you doing? How are things with heather?
Daniel: Well, let’s just say that life happened for us, too.
Chance: Oh. That’s too bad. I’m sorry.
Daniel: You know, I’m — I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to take it to such a dark place.
Chance: No, it’s okay, man. I, uh — I can relate.
[ Door opens ]
Sally: [ Exhales sharply ]
Nick: Where do you want me to set up lunch?
Sally: Um, do you mind if — ugh! — We hold off for a little bit? ‘Cause I’m just a little too wound up right now to eat.
Nick: Yeah, no problem.
Sally: [ Sighs ] Man. That paternity test was a lot quicker than I expected. It’s crazy how just a simple cheek swab can determine our entire future. I don’t know how I’m supposed to focus on anything until we get the dna results.
Nick: Remember what the tech said. It’s gonna take a few days. So we just got to make sure we get some food in you and get some rest and relax because in your condition, getting agitated is not good for you or —
Sally: The baby. Yes, I know it’s not — it’s not good for the baby. How are you so calm? I mean, this is so overwhelming.
It’s the most wonderful
time of the year.
Nick: The real impact on our lives has already happened, right? You’re pregnant. And I’ve told you I’m here for the duration. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of trying to convince you of that.
Sally: Yeah, absolutely. It’s just the not knowing whether you’re the father or adam is. That’s the big question mark. That’s what’s hard. I mean, I was ready to climb walls after having to wait just a few minutes for a pregnancy test. How in the world am I supposed to get through the next few days?
Nick: You got this. I have faith in you.
Sally: How are you so calm when you don’t even know if you’re gonna be changing diapers again? I’m sure you thought you were done with all of that. I mean, christian is becoming more self-sufficient now, and sum– oh, my god. This baby could be summer’s little brother or sister. She’s gonna hate that.
Nick: Yeah, let’s not think about things like that, okay? It just stresses you out. Just take a deep breath.
Sally: No, you’re right. I mean, it might not even be yours.
[ Exhales sharply ] And if it’s not yours, then i just have to deal with adam being the father… and telling him.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Yeah. Well, we’ve talked about this. You don’t have to tell him anything right now. You can choose when and how you want to handle all these things, when it’s best for you. Personally, I wish he never had to know.
Sally: Yeah, well, that’s why I started out just testing your dna. You know, and if things turn out like we’re hoping, it would simplify things immensely. But is it the right thing?
Nick: Ethically, you mean?
Sally: I just mean adam is eventually gonna know I’m pregnant. You know, I — there’s no way i can hide that. And he’s going to be able to do the math, and we both know he’s not gonna ignore the possibility that he could be the father. Maybe I should just bite the bullet and tell him.
Daniel: Man, you’re this literal hero and I’m just the guy who screwed everything up and yet here we are, more or less the same place.
Chance: Yeah. Well, you think putting physical distance in between you and heather will help?
Daniel: Actually, I came back here to work on this exciting new venture, um, with your family’s company. Well, yours and lily’S.
Chance: No way. You’re working with chancellor-winters.
Chance: Doing what?
Daniel: Haven’t got the official green light yet, but, um, I pitched them on our new video game platform.
Chance: You’re kidding.
Daniel: Mm-hmm. Eh, it probably seems pretty frivolous to you.
Chance: Mnh. No. Hey, abby’s nephews gave me a crash course on one of their favorite video games a while back, so I get it, man. I get what a big deal they are.
Daniel: Mm. I got into gaming ’cause of my daughter. I’m hoping that’ll be my path back to her, you know? If I can pull this off, maybe i can prove to lucy and heather that I’ve grown, that I’ve matured. Then they’ll be able to trust me again, and — I don’t know — hopefully one day, it’ll bring us back together.
Nate: Audra was tucker’s mole at chancellor-winters. While consulting on the ipo, she fed him information to help him gain a controlling interest once the company went public.
Michael: And now she’s here at a newman subsidiary.
Nate: She no longer works for tucker, but it seems she can still get his ear whenever she needs to.
Michael: How convenient.
Nate: Most importantly, audra knows how the man’s mind works and how to play him. She can be a valuable asset in any plan to take over mccall unlimited.
Victor: I agree. I think she could be of use — if she’s on board. Do we know where her loyalties lie?
Nate: I can’t speak for my coo, but she’s been pretty vocal about her frustration with tucker regarding their dealings with chancellor-winters. Audra’s made it clear she has something to prove to the man, which we can use to our advantage.
Michael: Alright, I can see the value of having a team member who can assess our target’s state of mind, but can she be trusted? She was a double agent at chancellor-winters. What assurance do we have that she’s not working with tucker to play us?
Tucker: No, I’m just asking about the gaming platform out of curiosity.
Audra: Oh, sure you are.
Tucker: Oh, audra, as god is my witness, I would never sabotage you. You know that. Just a little friendly competition.
Audra: Is that really your thing?
Tucker: I already made my pitch to daniel anyway, and he was very impressed. But I would like to know newman media’s intentions to help me decide whether to get more aggressive or, if need be, move on.
Audra: I might consider sharing some information with you if you share some with me first.
Tucker: What would you like to know?
Audra: Mm. Tell me the truth. Just how much debt are you in really? One prilosec otc each morning blocks
Tucker: I am amazed that that rumor is flying around. It really makes me wonder where it originated ’cause it’s clearly an attempt to undermine me.
Audra: By whom?
Tucker: Well, uh, nick and victoria newman asked me about it directly, so maybe it came from victor. Um, and we all know that nikki has it in for me. Hell, it could have been jack as a counterpunch to me trying to acquire jabot.
Audra: Or maybe ashley as a parting shot or devon to express his irritation with you.
Tucker: Yeah, there are so many people in this town to choose from.
Audra: You know, I find it remarkable just how many enemies you’ve made in the short time you’ve been back in town.
Tucker: I don’t consider them enemies. They’re just worthy adversaries.
Audra: Of course, there’s another possibility.
Tucker: Who’d we leave out?
Audra: Maybe it’s not a rumor. Maybe mccall unlimited really is floundering.
Tucker: Does that seem likely to you? Your checks always cleared, didn’t they?
Audra: [ Scoffs ] I mean, you didn’t pay me nearly enough for that to put a dent in your bottom line.
Tucker: If I were having financial issues, it wouldn’t make any sense for me to plot to buy a controlling interest in chancellor-winters or make a move on omega sphere.
Audra: In business school, i read numerous case studies about moguls who use other people’s and the bank’s money to finance acquisitions. Just…
Tucker: Well, I hope that when they write about me that my story’s a little more interesting than that. Who knows? Maybe you’ll merit a mention.
Audra: I’m no mere footnote, okay? My career is gonna be worthy of an article of its own.
Tucker: Yes, I know. You’re a confident woman. I’ve always admired that.
Audra: You still haven’t told me anything.
Tucker: I think I’ve been quite clear.
Audra: Alright. I have a meeting, okay? If you’re not gonna be straight with me, I’m not gonna share anything that I know about newman media’s intentions.
Tucker: Well, you know what? I think your offer is not a fair trade.
Tucker: Why would I give up valuable information to learn what I already know? Nate is interested in omega sphere. So I think I’m gonna pass.
Audra: That’s almost an acknowledgment.
Nate: Audra has proven her loyalty.
Victor: In what way?
Nick: There’s a new venture I’m interested in. She found out tucker is going after it, as well, and she’s determined to help me get ahead of him on this.
Michael: And yet you worked with this woman for months at chancellor-winters and had no idea what she was up to.
Nate: She fooled all of us, including jill, who hired her in the first place. But that was before audra’s eyes were open and she became disillusioned with tucker. So, yes, I believe she’s loyal. She’s also grateful to have her job here and eager to prove her worth.
Michael: I’m glad you have a good working relationship. I’m still not convinced we need to bring in anyone else on this. We have everything we need to move against tucker by assuming his debt.
Nate: Look, I’m curious about that. Could tucker have made himself so vulnerable that he could lose control of his entire company? Is he really that desperate?
Victoria: That’s a great question. What do you think?
Michael: I just discovered and relayed to victor that, uh, buying mccall’s debt will give us leverage, but not absolute control. We’ll still need to convince tucker to sell to us.
Victoria: Which is a battle in itself.
Nick: What I’m really asking — could tucker have taken on this debt on purpose? Is it possible he’s laying some kind of trap for us? I mean, the man thinks several moves ahead, not unlike you, victor, although I’m not sure what his endgame would be.
Victor: The question has occurred to me, as well. I don’t see any downside to acquiring his debt. But I like the way your mind works.
Victoria: This does sound like the kind of challenge that tucker relishes.
Victor: The question to you, nate, is how would he react if he knows that we’re gonna acquire his debt? The only person who might find out for us is your coo.
Chance: So you’re embarking on this whole new career in hopes of winning back heather and lucy?
Daniel: It’s gonna allow me to become my best self and, you know, maybe help others change, too.
Chance: By playing video games, huh?
Daniel: Well, I’m designing them to have a positive message so players hopefully will be inspired to take action in their own lives.
[ Laughs ] That probably sounds crazy to you.
Chance: No, man, that’s awesome. That’s awesome. You’re doing something that you feel strongly about. I bet that must feel amazing.
Daniel: What do you mean, “must feel”? You’ve been doing that your whole life, working for the greater good.
Chance: Yeah. I don’t know. Guess I haven’t really been feeling the same passion lately.
Chance: You know, I got into law enforcement because i believe in justice, right? You know, I wanted to protect the innocent. I wanted to make sure the guilty were punished. Lately it just feels like I’ve been doing the opposite of that.
Daniel: Did you have some cases fall apart or something?
Chance: Yeah, something like that.
Chance: I don’t know. Maybe I’ve just been too idealistic this whole time. Maybe I need to play one of your video games, catch me a little inspiration to make things better.
Daniel: [ Chuckles ]
Nick: I wouldn’t be in a rush to tell adam anything right now. Assuming the lab results come back and I am the father, it’ll make the conversation a lot easier.
Sally: [ Sighs ] I know. And chloe convinced me of that, and I know you agreed. And at the time, it made sense. I — I don’t know if it’s hormones, but lately things that make sense in one moment definitely do not in the next, and now I’m just — I’m second-guessing it. I’m just imagining adam’s reaction whenever he finds out, and then he’s gonna know that i kept it from him.
Nick: I think you need something to distract yourself. How about work? Do you think you could focus on that?
Sally: Maybe, if I had any to focus on.
Nick: What if I got in touch with jill and convinced her to let you and chloe give your pitch?
Sally: [ Chuckles ] That’s a very sweet offer, but i would not feel right about you getting involved.
Nick: I’m already involved.
Sally: You can’t fix everything. Nor would I expect you to. Look, you’re here for me on account of the baby, but it is not your responsibility to get me a job.
Nick: [ Chuckles ] Actually, I feel partially responsible for that, um, considering it was my father who threw a wrench into the whole thing.
Sally: Victor called jill and trashed me?
Nick: To sabotage your meeting.
Nick: Yeah. Uh, I didn’t say anything before because of everything that’s going on, but, sally, you deserved to know.
Sally: Honest to god, I don’t even know what to say… except [Scoffs] What a jackass!
Nick: Well, I want to try and make this right. I want to reach out to jill and see if I can repair the damage my father has done. And I think I can do that. I think I can convince her to reevaluate her decision and give you and chloe a real shot, if you’ll let me.
Sally: [ Scoffs ] I always knew that victor wasn’t my number-one fan, but I thought maybe based on my quality of work at newman media that he had a grudging respect for me. Why would he go out of his way to torpedo my new business opportunity, one that has absolutely nothing to do with newman media? Because he thinks I’m no good for either of his sons and he’s hoping that if I can’t make a living here, then I’ll just slink out of town in search of a new opportunity?
Nick: Pretty much.
Sally: You know, that’s not just insulting to me. It’s also a slap in the face to you and even adam.
Nick: Well, he thinks he knows what’s best for us, and if we disagree with him, then he feels like he has to protect us from our lousy judgment.
Sally: Wow. Suddenly, I am feeling a lot better about having absentee parents. At least they never tried to interfere in my life. I mean, how have you dealt with him for so long?
Nick: Trust me, I’ve lost my temper with him many, many times. But I just have to remind myself he’s my father. I know he loves me, and these are just his misguided attempts at expressing his love.
Sally: [ Scoffs ] I mean, still, for him to go to such lengths to screw me over.
Nick: Look, it’s just… you know, it’s who he is. Try not to take it personally.
Sally: Oh, but I do! I take it very, very personally. However this paternity test turns out, I am going to be the mother of his next grandchild, so he better understand who the hell I am and what I’m willing to fight for. I don’t care who he is, but victor is not going to rob me of my dream. Do it. Do it. Call jill.
Daniel: I’m a long ways away from needing any beta testers for any of my games. I mean, it’s a huge process. You got months of development and encoding and…
Chance: Well, I actually know a little something about that. Yeah, I learned to code when i was in the military, for completely different kinds of projects, of course, but…
Daniel: Ah, okay. Well, I won’t bother asking what they were ’cause I’m sure you can’t tell me.
Chance: Ah, yeah, no, that’s all classified stuff.
Daniel: [ Chuckles ]
Chance: I’ll tell you, though, at the time, I looked at that as just, like, a desk job, right? I was eager to get back out in the field, see the action. But I don’t know. Right now…
Daniel: What? You telling me the man of action would be content sitting in an office?
Chance: Probably not. But I’ll tell you what I did like about coding. There’s a right way to do everything. You know what I’m saying? I mean, you can’t do anything wrong or the program’s not gonna run. No shades of gray. There’s no ambiguity. There’s no pretending a problem isn’t a big deal because one little bug, and that whole system’s gonna crash. And right now, that sounds very refreshing.
Audra: I have wasted enough of my morning with your game playing.
Tucker: Come on. It’s the highlight of your day.
Audra: Once upon a time, that could have been true. Or at least I could fake it. But I’m no longer working for you, and we have competing interests.
[ Cellphone pings ]
Audra: What’s wrong?
Tucker: Why is it in any of your business?
Audra: You’re right. It isn’T.
“The young and the restless”
Victoria: Yes, thursday’s fine. Thank you.
Nate: Sorry to run out on you, but I have a meeting to get to. Thank you for letting me sit in. It’s been enlightening.
Victoria: Thank you for your input, nate.
Victoria: Um, before you go, I actually have one quick question.
[ Door closes ]
Michael: Victoria seems to be putting a lot of trust in nate.
Victor: I know.
Victoria: Thank you for staying and for not being afraid to share your thoughts.
Nate: Mm, it’s refreshing to be somewhere where I’m not shut down right away.
Victoria: Well, I don’t think you’re gonna have that issue here.
Nate: Well, I will start laying the groundwork with audra and report back to you. I believe she’s loyal on this, but I will proceed with caution.
Victoria: I’d expect nothing less.
Nate: [ Clears throat ]
Daniel: You know, that is a really interesting way of looking at coding. You know, I always came at it like an artist, so all the rules, they — they get on my nerves. They make it really difficult to be creative for me.
Chance: Yeah, well, so much for us having something in common, man. I think our brains work in completely different ways.
Daniel: Believe me, sometimes I wish I was more logical and analytical. Maybe then I wouldn’t have had to hire my mom as my tech lead.
Chance: Oh, you’re working with phyllis?
Daniel: Mm. I’m taking from your tone that you’ve had some run-ins with her.
Chance: Look, your mom, she is, uh — she’s a very intelligent woman.
Daniel: [ Chuckles ] Yes, she is. You know, she knows a lot about gaming and about computers and she needed a job and I, um…
[ Sighs ]
Chance: You love your mom. You love your mom.
[ Laughs ]
Daniel: Yes. Yes, I love my mom.
Daniel: Even if I’m really mad at her right now. Look, whatever frustrations you’re having with your job, at least you don’t have the added stress of having to work with your family.
Chance: Well, hey, speaking of that, if it does work out with chancellor-winters, not only will you be working with phyllis, but you’ll be working with my grandmother.
Jill: When my assistant told me it was you on the line, I was pleasantly surprised.
Nick: Well, thank you for taking the time.
Jill: For you? Absolutely.
Nick: I’m calling you on behalf of sally spectra, jill. I know she got a raw deal from my dad, and I’m hoping I can convince you to ignore whatever it is he said to you that made you decide not to do business with her.
Jill: Go on.
Nick: I know dad put a bug in your ear about some bad business dealings during sally’s time in L.A. But as coo of newman enterprises, I worked very closely with sally while she was running newman media. On top of that —
Jill: Wait. Wait. Your father just didn’t put a bug in my ear. He sent me a dossier three inches thick detailing who sally is. Now, a lot of it was no surprise to me. I knew her by her reputation. But I didn’t realize what chaos she had created in the past — and especially for your own daughter, summer. So, frankly, nick, I’m a little surprised that you would defend the woman.
Nick: Yeah. Dad tried to pull the same move with me. Full disclosure, jill — sally and I are involved in a relationship. It’s a relationship that my father does not support.
Jill: I see.
Nick: And just so you know, dad didn’t give you that dossier so he could protect you and chancellor-winters. He did that to punish sally. It was vindictive and out of line. And that’s not who sally is anymore. She’s worked very hard to make a name and a life for herself that she can be proud of.
Jill: Alright, I admit I was dismayed by what I read. But what I really hate is that victor has played me for his own petty reasons. And I respect your opinion, nick. Will you be honest with me?
Nick: Of course.
Jill: Are you just helping out a girlfriend, or are you willing to stand behind ms. Spectra’s business acumen as someone I could invest in?
Nick: I wholeheartedly stand behind sally, so much so that i tried to invest in her new business venture myself, but she wasn’t having it. I couldn’t talk her into it, and I can’t push her anymore. I can give you a long list of newman employees who will attest to sally’s ability and her qualities as a leader. She’s very passionate about her design, she’s incredibly talented, and I know she will work tirelessly for you until you’re satisfied. I think you’d be very, very lucky to have her. All I’m asking you, jill, is just give her and chloe a shot. Hear them out and then make a decision for yourself. Melissa: You hear about cancer.
Chloe: How the hell did you convince jill to give us a second chance?
Sally: [ Exhales heavily ] Nick saved the day, which I will explain to you later. But jill wants to hear our pitch now.
Chloe: Whoa. Uh, okay.
Nick: Do you need to get set up? I can get jill on the video chat right now.
Sally: I’m ready if you are.
Chloe: Yeah. Let’s do this.
[ Key clacks ]
Nick: Jill. Hi. I have chloe and sally with me.
Jill: Well, we’re all busy people, so you have my attention.
Sally: We know that chancellor-winters is looking to acquire more hotels, and our design sensibility is the perfect fit.
Chloe: Yeah, and we can ensure all of your properties have their own signature look, while giving them their own unique style.
Sally: Yes, my résumé is eclectic. That is an advantage. I can draw on everything I’ve learned from my time in the fashion and the media industries and apply it to interior design. I believe that furnishings are every bit as chic as any look that walks down the runway. We need to focus on the user experience. So, design needs to be more than just aesthetically pleasing. It also needs to be functional. And that’s pretty much it. We will e-mail you our written proposal by the end of the day.
Jill: Ladies, I’m impressed. And I promise you I will give your proposal very serious consideration. Now, the company’s in flux right now, so it may be a while before I can make my decision, but… I like what I’ve heard. Oh, and I applaud you, sally, for turning around what is clearly a train wreck of a life.
Sally: [ Chuckles ] I take that as a compliment.
Jill: Yeah, it was meant as one. And, chloe, you give kevin and those babies my best, okay?
Chloe: I will.
Sally: Thank you, jill.
Jill: Bye, now.
Sally: Ah! We did it!
Chloe: Ah, don’t be so modest. We killed it.
Nick: That was amazing. You guys seriously knocked it out of the park.
Sally: Ah. We really did.
Chloe: Thank you, nick, for, you know, making all this happen.
Nick: I’m just glad it worked out.
Chloe: And I need to get to kevin. How great is it gonna be to be able to tell him that we might be going back to being a two-income family? Mm!
Daniel: I know jill co-owns chancellor-winters, but she’s basically retired, right?
Chance: Well, just from, like, the day-to-day stuff. But believe me, she finds ways to make her presence known. You should see these text messages I get.
Daniel: Hmm. Well, I’d gladly meet with her every day if it guaranteed me a firm green light.
Chance: Yeah. Well, I hate to be a debbie downer, but if it doesn’t work out with chancellor-winters, what are you gonna do?
Daniel: There are some other backers here in town who have expressed interest.
Chance: That’s great.
Daniel: But I really hope it works out with chancellor-winters because i know with lily I can trust her to do right by me and my project. Everybody else just seems like they’d be using me to further their own agendas.
Audra: [ Sighs ] What an annoying morning.
Nate: Won’t ask. Listen, I’m glad you’re here.
Audra: Oh. What’s up?
Nate: I was pulled into an interesting meeting with victor, victoria, and michael baldwin. And your name came up.
Audra: In what context?
Nate: First I need to know what, if any, allegiance you still have to tucker.
Audra: None whatsoever. He tried to work me yet again today, probing to see, you know, how far we’ve gotten going after omega sphere.
Nate: And why would he think you’d share that, given that you’re now the competition?
Audra: That’s how much of an egomaniac he is. You know, tucker thinks that I’ll always be loyal to him, even when he’s shut me out and disrespected me. But I’m used to it. So I dangled some bait, asking him for information on the rumors about his debt.
Nate: Was he willing to confirm those rumors?
Audra: Of course not. No, he was evasive at first. Then he acted like the chatter he’s over-leveraged was just a plot to undermine him, although he didn’t seem terribly concerned. So I gave him zip about our intentions where daniel’s project is concerned.
Nate: How’d he react to that?
Audra: He didn’T. No, then he got a text and got all huffy. Trust me when I say tucker mccall is not a man on top of the world.
Nate: How did you leave things?
Audra: Oh, not to worry. Look, I made it clear I want nothing to do with him.
Nate: Well, I’m gonna need you to rethink that. Your connection could be just the advantage we need.
Chance: Well, I got to get going, man. I got to get back to the station.
Daniel: Alright. I hope that today is one of those days when justice will truly be served.
Chance: Me too, brother, me too. And, hey, I hope it works out with chancellor-winters and with heather and lucy. Good luck with that.
Daniel: Thank you. It’s been nice talking to someone else who’s rebuilding his life.
Chance: Yeah, man. It’s like a little mini support group.
Daniel: Mm. It is. We should do it again.
Chance: Absolutely. Alright, well, I’ll see you around.
Daniel: Yeah. Take it easy.
Sally: Thank you again for supporting me with jill and for being levelheaded when I was a mess and for taking my mind off the things that I do not want to think about right now.
Nick: That’s a lot of thank-yous.
Sally: Are you kidding? I’m just getting started.
Nick: No, no. It’s my turn now.
Sally: Alright. The floor is yours.
Nick: You dazzled me today. When I think about everything you’ve overcome, including self-doubt when we came back from…the place that shall remain nameless.
Sally: [ Chuckles ]
Nick: You went from spinning out to impressing the hell out of jill. That is no small feat, especially when you consider you did it just spur of the moment like that.
Sally: Well, chloe and I have worked so hard on that pitch, we could give it in our sleep.
Nick: [ Sighs ] It was awesome to watch. You shook off what my dad did to you and just… you are amazing. I don’t know what jill’s gonna say or do. But I was proud of you. Seriously. You were radiant. Hot.
Sally: [ Chuckles ]
Nick: It was pretty great to watch.
Sally: Just pretty great? Not, like, sensational or stupendous? Brilliant? Mind-blowing?
Nick: Yeah. Those, too.
Audra: You want me to keep a back channel? I thought you were adamant that I severe all ties with tucker as a matter of trust.
Nate: I do need to be sure you’re aligned with newman and not tucker. That hasn’t changed. But I hope you haven’t burned your bridges with him just yet.
Audra: I’m getting the feeling this is about more than omega sphere.
Nate: Certain moves are about to be made.
Audra: Against tucker?
Nate: Newman intends to acquire his debt, which appears to be substantial. And there’s interest from the c-suite in your ability to gauge his awareness of what’s afoot, get a read on what his response might be.
Audra: That sounds fun.
Nate: Only now you’ve got me worried. From what you just said, it sounds like tucker might not be confiding in you anymore.
Audra: Oh. I can fix that. He never stays mad at me for long.
Michael: I want it on the record that I am on the fence about bringing audra charles in.
Victor: I understand. But I have the feeling that nate has what it takes to navigate the situation.
Victoria: Yes. He will proceed with caution. I have no doubt.
Michael: Alrighty, then.
Victor: Well, mr. Baldwin, set the wheels in motion?
Michael: As soon as you give me the word.
Victoria: Once we own tucker’s debt, then we tighten the screws.
Victor: Yeah. Let the fireworks begin.
Victoria: You know, I don’t know what I’m looking forward to more — owning tucker’s company or the look on his face when he realizes that he’s been bested.
Michael: [ Chuckles ] Why not both?
Victor: You’re my girl, alright. I like the way you think. It’s a fitting slap in the man’s face after all the damage he has done to the people that I care about.