Y&R Transcript Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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Kyle: [ Sighs ]

Jack: Morning, son. Beautiful day, isn’t it?

Kyle: Oh, somebody’s in a good mood this morning. Did mrs. Martinez make her special smoothies?

Jack: Yeah, something like that.

Kyle: Or is that smile on you face because of mom?

Jack: Sounds a bit disapproving.

Kyle: If being with her makes you happy, how can I disapprove?

Jack: I also know that you have some reservations about my relationship with —

Kyle: Understandable, don’t you think? She’s hurt you so many times.

Jack: Look, I know it’s gonna take some time to accept all of this, but you have to know I am happier than I have been in a very long time, and I am not going to hide my joy from you. Your mother is a different person than she was when you were a kid.

Kyle: I’m giving mom the benefit of the doubt. And I seriously hope this works out. Just be careful.

Jack: Careful is my middle name.

Kyle: [ Chuckles ]

Jack: Where you rushing off to this morning?

Kyle: Oh, I’m running late for a meeting. See you at the office?

Jack: Yep.

[ Keys jangle ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Jack: Kyle? Kyle!

[ Cellphone chimes ]

Jack: [ Breathes deeply ]

Adam: You sure you got everything?

Connor: Lunch, math, notebooks, water bottle.

Chelsea: Mm. Book report?

Connor: Of course I have that.

Chelsea: [ Gasps ] Aha! Luckily, you’ve got the best mom.

Adam: And father.

Connor: The best mother and father in the world.

Chelsea: [ Laughs ] You left that masterpiece in the printer. I get extra points, huh?

Adam: What? You mean the printer that your fantastic father fixed?

Chelsea: Well, I feel like we overlooked a very simple explanation for that. Like, was the printer unplugged? Was it missing paper in the tray?

Adam: What I did to the printer is highly technical, okay? I could tell you, but I don’t think you would understand. You know, I became the printer.

Chelsea: Huh. Oh, okay. Before we know it, he’s gonna take credit for reading the book and writing the paper.

Adam: I am just saying it takes all members of the family to make things happen.

Connor: Thanks, dad.

Chelsea: Yeah. Thank you, mr. Wonderful.

Adam: Hey, she is in a really good mood. What is that about?

Chelsea: Wha– why do I need a reason to be in a good mood?

Connor: She’s been laughing at her own bad jokes ever since she got back from her dinner with billy. I forgot my title page. Be right back.

[ Bag zips ]

Adam: So, I take it you’re date with billy went well?

Victoria: Billy.

Billy: Hey. You’re happy to see me.

Victoria: I am.

Billy: Yeah. I can tell. You — you have that look.

Victoria: Okay. Um, what was I gonna say, if — if you can read my mind?

Billy: Well, I don’t know that. I’m not that good. But I’m assuming one of us is gonna be happy about it.

Victoria: Uh, actually, i wanted to, um, talk to you about lily.

Billy: And there you go. You never disappoint.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Look, I’m not trying to rub salt on the wound or anything like that. I know that breakups can be very painful.

Billy: [ Sighs ]

Victoria: If that’s what this is.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] I’m not sure what else you think it might be.

Victoria: Maybe temporary insanity or, um, an interruption to your regular scheduled programming.

Billy: Why do you — why do you want to know, vick?

Victoria: I just know that katie and johnny have really grown fond of lily.

Billy: Yeah, she — she loves them, too.

Victoria: This is gonna be a really difficult transition for them.

Billy: [ Sighs ] Join the club.

Victoria: I’m sorry. She was good for you.

Billy: You know, as I recall, you weren’t exactly thrilled when I started dating her.

Victoria: Uh, well, as i recall, you accused me of being jealous. And, honestly…I was.

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Billy: Are you really copping to being jealous of my relationship with lily?

Victoria: I am, but not in the way that you think.

Billy: [ Chuckles ] In what way, exactly?

Victoria: I was just envious that lily got the mature, responsible, evolved version of you, when you couldn’t be that guy for me.

Billy: [ Sighs ] And you deserved better.

Victoria: Well, you tried.

Billy: I failed repeatedly.

Victoria: There was a tendency for you to fall into some reckless patterns, i suppose.

Billy: Is there a reason why we’re revisiting this depressing landscape?

Victoria: Our past dictates our future. People make choices expecting a different outcome.

Billy: So, what you’re saying is, in order to not have a repeat performance of the billy abbott show, you went the complete opposite direction.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] The seemingly perfect ashland locke, yes. I can’t believe that it took me so long to realize that he was betraying me. I guess I was fixated on finding someone accomplished and serious. Well, we all know how that turned out.

Billy: Well, I’ll never forget what you did to help the kids through that whole ordeal. And I promise you that I will do everything I can to help them through this transition.

Victoria: I know you will. So, what does this mean for you and chelsea?

[ Door closes ]

Chelsea: Why does everyone keep saying billy and I were on a date? The server at the restaurant made the same mistake. It was just — it was two friends sharing a meal, having a g-rated conversation, which was a big step for me, by the way.

Adam: I know going out in the world has been a challenge for you. I mean, what has that been like?

Chelsea: It made me feel confident, strong.

Adam: Well, that’s good.

Chelsea: Yeah. And you know what? It’s nice to have a friend.

Adam: I 100% support your choice to have friends, chelsea. Going out with chloe. Go have coffee with sharon. Hell, make some new friends. But — but billy? I don’t advise it.

Chelsea: Why? Men and women aren’t allowed to be friends?

Adam: No, that’s not what I’m saying. I’m looking out for you.

Chelsea: Ah.

Adam: The real billy, you know, the one who can’t, uh, commit to a job or a woman for more than a couple months, the one who’s still trying to figure out what he wants to be, if he — [Scoffs] If he grows up — he’s in hibernation, and you’re being finessed. This “normal guy” act is not gonna last. It never does.

Chelsea: Adam, it’s not as if you’re involved or anything.

Adam: Well, you’re going out all the time. I mean, do you have any idea what that looks like?

Chelsea: [ Laughs ] Well, I hope it looks like I’m out having fun. And I refuse to feel ashamed about that.

Adam: I’m just saying that your so-called savior is gonna let you down. It is inevitable. Right now, he is relishing in being your hero, but he’s gonna get bored of it like he gets bored of everything else. And I just worry that you’re relying too much on someone who is feckless and unreliable —

Chelsea: Adam, stop it. Just stop. I’ve heard enough.

Diane: [ Breathes deeply ]

[ Chuckles ]

Kyle: Well, well, well, what do we have here?

Diane: Oh. Oh, nothing. I was just, um, dropping off some papers for jack.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. You looked like you were daydreaming. Were you thinking about what it’d feel like to be the boss sitting in that chair?

Diane: No, no. This job is beyond my reach.

Kyle: Oh, is it?

Diane: Well, for now. I do have ambition, but this isn’t it. You know, kyle, I have to be very careful. I am determined to keep my work life and my personal life separate.

Kyle: Well, I can appreciate that.

Diane: Yeah, well, I’m sure you — I’m sure you understand it, but it’s a bit different for me, you know? I don’t want anyone here thinking that I’m advancing because I’m, you know, back together with jack.

Kyle: I see. I don’t think that will be a problem. And as far as I’m concerned, we’ll continue to judge you on the quality of your work like we do with all our employees.

Diane: That’s all I’m asking. And now that jeremy stark is out of the picture, I want to look forward and focus on how I can best lend my talents to the mix. Kyle, I think it’s time for me to move up.

Kyle: Well, you’re doing great work now, so keep up the hard work, and we’ll see what happens.

Diane: Well, thanks, but what I’d really like to do is to put my years of experience and my knowledge to the best possible use to help you and summer build on everything you’ve achieved.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. I remember us talking about a possible promotion before the stark situation. Is that what we’re talking about now?

Diane: Well, it is, and it — and it isn’T. I mean, I do love pr, but i think there are some other areas where I could really make a real contribution.

Kyle: Mm.

Diane: Like — like, thinking about it, uh, what about marchetti home? It would be the perfect division for me. I used to stage homes all the time when I was a real estate agent in L.A. It’d be a match made in heaven.

Kyle: I hadn’t thought of that.

Diane: Yeah, it’s a perfect fit, kyle. You need someone to fill phyllis’s gigantic shoes. And I know it’s probably hard to find someone, but maybe that’s because you’re just not looking in the right place. Look no further.

Kyle: Wait. [ Chuckles ] You’re actually angling for phyllis’s old job? Hi, I’m angela.

Chelsea: It’s none of your business if I decide to spend time with billy. I don’t need your permission or approval as to who I can be friends with.

Adam: I’m not trying to imply that you do.

Chelsea: Okay, adam, um, i don’t think this is about jealousy because we’re way past that, so I think it’s just about good old-fashioned hatred, and you need to get over it.

Adam: [ Chuckling ] Okay. Um, I can’t think of one reason why I should.

Chelsea: I’ll give you two reasons — me and connor.

Adam: [ Breathes deeply ]

Chelsea: I know you care about me, and I know you want me to get better. And you have been supportive in every other way. But the fact that you can’t acknowledge that I’m capable of making my own decisions and that — you know, you need to accept the fact that billy’s gonna be a part of our life. You’re making this about you and your feelings, adam, and it’s the opposite of being helpful.

Adam: Okay, I know what he is capable of.

Chelsea: So do I.

Adam: [ Inhales deeply ] Okay. Okay, fine. Alright, I really did have good intentions, and I really don’t want there to be friction between us, so I will try harder for you and for connor.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Adam: Alright? I said my piece, so I won’t bring it up again.

Chelsea: Well, I appreciate that.

Adam: Billy is your “special friend.” But if he hurts you, I’m telling you I will not let that go.

Chelsea: Adam, it’s my life. So, whatever happens, you have to learn to accept it.

Billy: You know, my breakup with lily — it doesn’t have anything to do with chelsea.

Victoria: I am just saying that you’ve been spending an awful lot of time with her.

Billy: And the boys. Yes.

Victoria: You were engaged to each other once upon a time.

Billy: Okay, vick, do you want to tell me where you’re going with this?

Victoria: You both just went through a very dark and confusing time together.

Billy: Yes, that is true. And?

Victoria: And maybe in the process of trying to help her, you managed to form a deeper connection based on the intensity of the emotional situation that you went through. She needed your help, and maybe you realized that you could be her hero.

Billy: I wouldn’t go so far to say that.

Victoria: Well, neither would I…but she might. You saved her life. You made her feel like she was worth saving and worth your friendship. And maybe she made you feel like the hero in a storybook. Maybe she even gave you a little bit of a chance to rewrite history and save someone that you care about. That’s not a bad thing. All I’m saying is, if there’s something more developing between you two than friendship, I just hope you take your time. You should also know that it would behoove you to realize how your actions affect other people, like your daughter, katie. She’s a little bit jealous that you and johnny have been spending so much time with chelsea and connor.

Billy: Thank you. I didn’t realize.

Victoria: Well, now you know. You need to be aware of what this means to your family.

Diane: I wouldn’t say I’m angling for phyllis’s job, but it is strange that the position at marchetti home fits right in line with my skill set.

Kyle: Yes, it’s strange, alright, but you have to understand what a combustible situation that would be.

Diane: Well, I don’t understand why.

Kyle: If phyllis finds out you’ve taken her old job, she will go ballistic. She will take this place apart brick by brick until she finds you.

Diane: You’re exaggerating. That wouldn’t be rational. She doesn’t even work here anymore.

Kyle: I’m sorry. Have you met phyllis? Is “rational” a word you would use to describe her?

Diane: No. But I promise you, kyle, this isn’t about me finding a way to get back at phyllis. I mean, who has time for all that?

Kyle: It’s about appearances, mom.

Diane: What?

Kyle: Out of all the jobs at jabot, you feel like you would be most helpful taking over after she was fired?

Diane: I can’t worry about appearances, kyle. But I do know that I am very qualified for the job. In addition to my experience as a real estate agent, I was an extremely successful architect. I understand form and function as a part of design. There is so much I could bring to the table. My goal is for you to realize your dream in the most effective way possible. So let me help you.

Kyle: [ Sighs ] Okay. Why now? Why are you coming to me about this now? What’s different today than two weeks ago?

Diane: Well, for one, jeremy stark is no longer a threat to my life. And now that jack and I have grown closer, I’ve — I’ve been looking around, and I love seeing how closely all the abbotts work together. You know, you, summer, jack, even ashley, all working together for the family business. It’s wonderful. And it’s how it should be. And I want to be part of that. I want to be part of the family.

Kyle: So, this job is less about ambition and more about belonging to something.

Diane: Yes. That’s it, kyle. I mean, I-I love seeing how closely all of the abbotts work together towards a common goal. And I want to belong to that.

[ Sighs ] Look, I know this probably sounds ridiculous to you, doesn’t it?

Kyle: Not at all, mom. Not at all. How white do you think your teeth really are?

Diane: I’m — I’m sorry. I know that sounds silly to you.

Kyle: What? Wanting to be a part of a family? I think that’s a perfectly natural thing to want.

Diane: No, I mean wanting to be a top-level executive just so that I can feel like part of a family. It doesn’t — it doesn’t make any sense. But jabot is such an integral part of the abbotts. You know, it’s the same way for the newmans. And — and phyllis is even working with her son, daniel. So, working with family does make sense. And, kyle, I just want to contribute and be part of it.

Kyle: Sure. But there are other ways to be a part of the family without running an entire division of the company.

Diane: You know, I had a feeling you wouldn’t understand. You’ve been surrounded by a loving family your whole life.

Kyle: Not always. There was a time where I didn’t have a mother.

Diane: [ Sighs ] Okay. That’s a fair point.

Kyle: Mom, I’m — look, I’m sorry. I want you to feel like you belong to the abbotts — because you do. But I can’t just give you this job. I will talk to summer, though, and we will revisit it. You may be qualified and have good ideas, but let’s be sure it’s a good fit, alright?

Diane: Alright. I-I appreciate that. Thank you.

Jack: I wasn’t expecting to see you two.

Diane: Oh, I was just, um, dropping off some papers, and then kyle and I had a very productive conversation.

Jack: Glad to hear it.

Kyle: I was about to go to the marketing meeting, but i don’t seem to have my —

Jack: Looking for this?

Kyle: Yeah. Thanks. I just realized I didn’t have it. I was wondering why I wasn’t getting any messages. And summer has called me three times.

Diane: Where is she?

Kyle: She’s visiting a factory in waukesha, but she should be back soon. I should check in with her anyways. Excuse me.

Jack: Hey. You okay?

Diane: Oh, yeah, I’m fine. We were just — we were just talking.

Jack: About what?

Diane: Oh, family. Are you okay? You seemed so happy this morning, and now you seem a little agitated. Did you talk to kyle this morning?

Jack: Yeah, briefly.

Diane: Well, I mean, he seems to have accepted that we’re back together. Did you get a different sense from him?

Jack: He does seem to have accepted things, yeah. He just wants us to take it easy, to go slow.

Diane: [ Laughing ] Well, it’s taken us decades to get here. How much slower can we go?

Jack: Yeah, you make a good point.

Diane: Alright, well, there must be something else bothering you.

Jack: I have to prepare for what promises to be a very uncomfortable conversation with my son.

Diane: About what?

Jack: About victor’s plan to undermine adam here at jabot. Kyle is more involved than he’s let on.

Victor: Thank you, william. That’s very nice of you. I appreciate it. Yep.

Victoria: Good call?

Victor: Yeah. That was an interesting call. I just talked to a guy who’s on the board of the bank that holds tucker’s debt. And he indicated that he might be willing to offer it to us for less than face value.

Victoria: I appreciate your attempts to lower our costs, but we’re already in the process of buying off tucker’s debt. It’ll be cleaner and faster to just pay the going rate.

Victor: But, sweetheart, you want to move that quickly?

Victoria: Yes, before tucker knows what hit him.

Victor: Oh. You know, I’ve always admired that about you, admired your focus. You’re decisive. You go after what you want. I just wish that your brother adam would use all of his abilities and instincts. Instead, they’re lying fallow at jabot with that B.S. Job he has there.

Victoria: I have every faith that jack has found a hundred different ways for adam to prove himself and adam has found just as many to dash his hopes.

Victor: Imagine what we could all accomplish around here if adam applied his business acumen and intelligence to our company.

Victoria: Daddy, you’ve never been one to indulge in wishful thinking. So I assume that you’re going to now tell me what your plans are for your prodigal son.

Adam: [ Breathes deeply ]

Connor: Tell me how you fixed the printer.

Adam: Oh, a magician never reveals his secrets.

Connor: Don’t you want me to be self-sufficient and know how to fix the printer myself? Then I won’t have to send you an sos first thing in the morning.

Adam: Then where am I gonna get to showcase my magical abilities?

Connor: What did you do? Reboot? Reconnect the network?

Adam: You know what? Why don’t you tell me your secret? How did you write such a compelling book report?

Connor: Easy. I read the book.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Geez, now, why didn’t I think of that?

Connor: And I talked to mom about it. She asked me questions about it, which made me think of the story in a different way. And the report kind of wrote itself, like magic.

Adam: See? Runs in the family. You’ve been dealing with all sorts of complicated stuff lately.

Connor: Like what?

Adam: Well, you know, finding out about johnny and everything your mother’s going through and billy hanging out at the apartment all the time.

Connor: Billy’s okay. And mom seems happier. She laughs and smiles more. So, that’s good, right?

Adam: [ Scoffs ] You kidding? That’S… that is fantastic. But I just want you to know if things ever feel less than great or if you ever need anyone to talk to, I’m always here to listen.

Connor: Yeah. I know.

Adam: Okay.

Billy: Hey, connor. What do you know?

Adam: Uh, apparently not enough, which is why we got to get to school. Hey, will you, um — will you wait for me in the car?

Connor: Sure. See you, billy.

Billy: See you later. Hey, good luck on that book report, alright? Let me guess. You have an opinion about me and chelsea going out for dinner together.

Adam: Oh…yes, I do.

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Jack: Kyle was in such a hurry to get to work, he left his phone at home. And he got a text.

Diane: And you found the phone and read the message.

Jack: From victor newman, thanking kyle for his help with “the adam matter” and telling him to “stay tuned.”

Diane: Well, could it mean something else? I mean, maybe you’ve misinterpreted it.

Jack: No, there’s nothing ambivalent about this. He’s been lying to me all along.

Diane: [ Sighs ]

Kyle: I know what the reaction would be, summer, but we can’t dismiss her just because your mom would be upset. More than upset. I know. Look, I told her we would consider it, but not yet. Give it some time. Maybe she’ll forget all about it.

Diane: It’s not in kyle’s nature to be duplicitous. Why would he lie like that?

Jack: I think it all boils down to adam.

Diane: What, he hates him that much?

Jack: Well, I don’t think there’s any love lost between the two of them, but, no, i think it is more about a combination of victor wanting adam out of here and kyle never forgiving me for having hired adam in the first place.

Diane: That sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Jack: It is. Nothing good can come of the two of them colluding together. And this wouldn’t be the first time that kyle became part of victor’s plan.

Diane: What? I don’t like the sound of that.

Jack: I’ll fill you in on that later, but you should know right now that for a period while you were gone, kyle and victor were very close.

Diane: Really?

Jack: I just never expected this kind of betrayal.

[ Breathes deeply ]

Victoria: Nicholas told me that you have something in the works to lure adam back to work here.

Victor: What are your thoughts?

Victoria: Bringing adam back would be a mistake. He has a huge chip on his shoulder. Every meeting will become contentious. He’ll put a drag on anything that we hope to accomplish, especially if you try to force him out of jabot and make this the only game in town.

Victor: Sweetheart, this is where he belongs, and he knows it.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Despite evidence to the contrary, how many job offers of yours has he turned down anyway?

Victor: I think adam will return, and he just needs to be shown the respect that he craves and deserves.

Victoria: You know, I was wrong before when I said that you didn’t engage in wishful thinking — because that’s exactly what this is. And speaking as your daughter right now, I can only see this ending in one way — with you getting hurt badly.

Adam: I have all kinds of opinions about you and who you are and what you do…

Billy: Yeah.

Adam: …And why you do it.

Billy: Well, I’m sure you do.

Adam: Mm-hmm. That’s actually not why I wanted to talk to you today.

Billy: Okay. Go ahead. Let’s hear it.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Chelsea mentioned that she wanted to get connor and johnny together again. And since they had such a wonderful time when you took them ice skating, I thought that I would step up, do my part.

Billy: Is that right?

Adam: Mm-hmm. So I thought I could find something that they enjoy and make a day of it.

Billy: Well, that sounds good. I’m sure johnny would really enjoy that.

Adam: That’s good.

Billy: Anything else, adam? (Vo) morning, noon, night.

Victor: My sweet girl, I am very touched by your concern for me. But you don’t have to worry about a thing. Adam ain’t gonna attack me, okay? And if he does, I can take care of myself.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Well, then let me tell you what I see.

Victor: What?

Victoria: A man who blames you for everything that has gone wrong in his life, all because of what happened after he caused that man’s death when he was a boy. Look, I know that you tried to protect him, but he has used that as an all-purpose excuse for the mess that he’s made of his life.

Victor: There’s some truth to that.

Victoria: And what’s worse, that he’s — he’s even convinced you that you’re the one to blame for his life and that you deserve all the hurtful things that he has done to you because you had the temerity to love him, including increasing the dosage on your medication. He put your life at risk. You didn’t deserve that, dad. You don’t owe him anything. And if you keep sticking your neck out there for adam, he’s going to cut it off. I’m just asking you to please — just don’t put yourself in a situation where adam blames you for his failure and takes it out on you. You just need to find some way to let him go.

Adam: Well, I’ll let connor know that you’re on board with me taking everyone to the skating rink again. You know, maybe we’ll find something more interesting to do.

Billy: Yeah. Sure. Knock yourself out.

Adam: Great. So, I’ll be in touch to set up a time and date.

Billy: Okay, adam. Looking forward to it.

Chelsea: What happened?

Billy: Nothing. Actually, uh, I was about ready to, you know, brace myself for him to tear into me because we went out for dinner together, but nothing happened. He was astonishingly restrained. Did you say something to him?

Chelsea: Uh, yeah, actually. I told him he needed to stop the fighting, and he agreed to back off. I just didn’t think he’d actually do it.

[ Laughs ]

Billy: Well, this doesn’t happen very often, but I’m gonna give him his props. He kept his promise to you, and he, uh, kept his opinions to himself.

Chelsea: Well, I have to be honest with you, um, and warn you — he’s not too thrilled over the fact that we’re spending time together.

Billy: Huh. That’s funny. I had a very similar conversation with victoria.

Chelsea: Huh! Did you, now? Opinions — everybody’s got one.

Billy: They do. How does that sit with you?

Kyle: I just wanted to thank you again for bringing my phone.

Diane: Is summer okay?

Kyle: Yeah. She’s back in town. She’ll be here shortly.

Diane: Oh, good. Well, lesson learned. Keep your phone close.

Kyle: Yeah, I usually do. I just forgot today. And we had to reschedule the marketing meeting because they weren’t able to get a hold of me. Is that why you’re mad?

Jack: It’s not.

Diane: I hate to run, but i need to revise a press release. I’ll leave you two to talk.

[ Door closes ]

Kyle: So, what’s going on?

Jack: I don’t know. You tell me.

Kyle: Look, I’m sorry. I messed up. I missed the meeting. It was a mistake. It won’t happen aga–

Jack: This isn’t about a meeting. I couldn’t give a damn about the meeting.

Kyle: Okay, then what’s it about? What’s going on?

Jack: You’ve been lying to me.

Hey! Did you hear?

Chelsea: I’m dealing with important issues right now, getting back into the swing of things, taking care of myself, being healthy. I mean, I can’t believe I wasted all that energy worrying about what people at society thought we were doing there together.

Billy: There you go.

Chelsea: I mean, so what if abby — or anybody else, for that matter — thought we were on a date? Who cares?

Billy: Hell, yeah.

Chelsea: Hell, yeah!

[ Both laugh ] And, you know, I really appreciated the way that you very smoothly told that server that we were not, in fact, on a date.

Billy: Yeah, I did that. Not so smooth, but thank you.

Chelsea: I mean, listen, I’ve done way worse than go on a date with the likes of you.

Billy: I appreciate that. It’s by far the best compliment I’ve had all day.

Chelsea: [ Laughs ] Listen, if the worst thing people can say about me is I went on a date, then I’m doing something right. I’m not gonna get bent out of shape over what people think about me anymore. I’m grateful for where I’m at, where we’re at. Friends.

Billy: Friends.

Victoria: Do you know that when I was a little girl, I — I used to believe that there was almost nothing that you couldn’t do.

Victor: “Almost”?

Victoria: Well, there are a few things out of your reach.

Victor: What? What?

Victoria: Fixing the plumbing.

Victor: Oh, well…

[ Chuckles ] You know.

Victoria: Mm. And making somebody want something that they don’T.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Victoria: You know, adam doesn’t want to be a part of this family. He’s made that perfectly clear. You should take him at his word.

Victor: Sweetheart, whatever he says, whatever he claims, he belongs with this family. He belongs with me. He’s part of me, okay?

Victoria: I’m not saying that he doesn’t want to be a newman. I’m just saying he wants to be the only newman. That makes him dangerous and unpredictable.

Victor: I’m not worried about that. I’ve tried many times to, you know, shut him out and… been angry with him, disillusioned with him. I just can’t, you know? And I don’t want to. All I can tell you is that whatever plans I have devised for him to come back here and be part of this is not gonna impact our company negatively, nor is it gonna impact you badly.

Victoria: But, daddy…

Victor: What?

Victoria: …What about you? You’ve always been his target. You have the most to lose here.

Victor: My baby, I’m touched by your concern, but don’t you worry about your dad. Don’t ever worry about me, okay? I can take care of myself.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I wish I could believe you, but with adam, there’s always a negative impact on everyone.

Victor: I’m his father. He’s part of me. I can’t let him go.

Kyle: I’m not sure what you’re talking about.

Jack: You left your phone at home.

Kyle: I know, and I was thanking you for bri–

Jack: When I picked it up, it had a message on it from victor newman. I want to know everything.

Kyle: Dad, I… there must have been a misunderstanding.

Jack: In the message, victor thanked you for helping with the adam matter and asked that you stay tuned. What am I misunderstanding here?

Kyle: I-I don’t know. I haven’t read the message.

Jack: It’s on your phone. Take a look.

Kyle: Maybe victor sent it to the wrong number.

Jack: Oh, you think that’s it? He mistakenly sent you a message about adam?

Kyle: Maybe. I-I-I don’t know.

Jack: I do know! You have been colluding with victor newman behind my back, trying to sabotage adam here at jabot. I know that! What I don’t know is why. Why are you so determined to run adam out of jabot?

Kyle: Because he doesn’t belong here, dad!

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