Young & The Restless Transcript
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Nate: I, uh, didn’t expect to run into you here.
Victoria: Are you meeting someone?
Nate: No. I’m waiting for some takeout. Elena’s getting off soon, and I’m sure she’s gonna be too tired to cook or go out.
Victoria: Oh. Aren’t you considerate. Uh, well, would you like to join me while you wait?
Nate: Yeah. Um, don’t mind if I do.
Nate: [ Clears throat ]
Victoria: [ Clears throat ]
Nate: Uh, can we get two old-fashioneds? If that’s okay with you. I don’t want to be too presumptuous.
Victoria: Oh, no, that seems like a perfectly acceptable way to enjoy a good bourbon.
Nate: I’m glad you approve.
Victoria: It seems that i approve of just about everything you do.
[ Both laugh ]
Nate: Well, let’s hope that continues.
Victoria: Oh, I’m sure it will. So, um…how do things with elena stand?
Nate: Mm, with regard to…?
Victoria: Well, I know that she wanted to end her relationship with you when she learned that you and I joined forces under the radar so that i could grab a majority stake of chancellor-winters when it went public, and now you’re working at newman media. So, does she have an issue with you collaborating with someone who is encouraging you to embrace your killer instincts?
Nate: [ Sighs ]
Ashley: You know, you can keep telling me you love me, but the fact of the matter is, i didn’t trust you when you first came back into town, and I trust you even less now.
Tucker: Ashley —
Ashley: I know you. I know what makes you tick, and there’s no way you’re gonna walk away from an empire that you spent your entire life building. I mean, after all, it is the only thing you really care about, right?
Tucker: That’s not true.
Ashley: Okay. That’s not true. Well, I can’t help but feel that you’re looking for an angle and you’re still hoping to manipulate me in the process.
Tucker: I’m not gonna sit here and defend my past actions ’cause I can’T. What I’m gonna do is prove you wrong.
Daniel: What did you say? It sounded like you met someone, but I must have misunderstood, right?
Heather: [ Voice breaking ] I am so sorry that this is hurting you. I just didn’t see a way back to the way things were before, no matter how amazing your career is going. The wounds were just too deep, and, um, they — they left lasting scars.
Daniel: I know that I hurt you and lucy. And I hate myself for that. But, I mean, don’t — don’t we deserve another chance?
Heather: Even if I can forgive you, how can I forget? I-I… I can’T. I — I want good things for you. I’m so happy for you, truly. And I really hope that you want the same thing for me, too.
Daniel: What are you talking about? I love you.
Heather: I know. But I’ve — I’ve moved on, and I met someone. And we’ve fallen in love. And if you’re honest with yourself, daniel, you’re gonna look at this fresh start you’ve built all on your own and you’re gonna realize it’s best for you if you move on, too.
Daniel: [ Inhales deeply ] So, um, is this new guy… how long have you known him?
Heather: He’s someone I met at work. He’s, um — he’s another lawyer. I had to figure out how to tell you. I needed to make sure you were in a better frame of mind.
Daniel: [ Exhales sharply ]
Heather: And phyllis assured me that was the case when she came to visit me in portugal. So, in a way, your mom helped me come to a decision that I know is right for us, and that is that now is the right time to make our separation permanent.
Phyllis: I thought you were in jail.
Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] I’ve got good lawyers. The charges were absurd. They didn’t stick. Circumstantial evidence and all that. Which was arranged by jack abbott and diane jenkins.
Phyllis: Why are you back here? What are you planning to do? So, you’re 45. I got this mountain bike for only $11. Dealdash.Com the fair and honest bidding site. This kitchenaid mixer sold for less than $26. This I-pad sold for less than $43. And this playstation 5 sold for less than a dollar. I won these bluetooth headphones for $20. I got these three suitcases for less than $40. And shipping is always free. Go to dealdash.Com right now and see how much you can save.
Who’s on it with jardiance?
Heather: Well, your mother wasn’t, uh, exaggerating at all. You’re — you’re definitely in a much better place these days.
Daniel: Yeah, I was.
Heather: You were in a terrifying downward spiral. I’m — I’m relieved that you’ve come out of that. You’re really, really starting to turn your life around.
Daniel: You know, the, um — the thing that got me to this better place…the one and only motivation I had behind everything that I’ve done… was the hope that it would bring you and lucy back.
Heather: Please don’t say that.
Daniel: But now you’re sitting here and you’re telling me that I’ve been replaced?
Heather: [ Exhales heavily ]
Daniel: It’s like whatever hope I had — it’s just gone. It’s dead, and… no. I refuse to believe that. Come on. You’re not in love with this guy. You can’t be, no way, not with some stranger that you barely know. I get it. You were hurt. You were in another country. You were trying to find your own way. Leaning on someone — it’s not the same as falling for them.
Heather: Love is love. There’s no timetable. And we had a really amazing journey, and it’s sad that it ended the way that it did, but it did. And what’s important now is that we’re both doing so much better. And we need to keep it up. And we really need to hang on to the good and let go of all the bad as we move on with our new lives.
Daniel: [ Groans lightly ]
Tucker: I don’t know if you’re planning on going back to paris right away, but if you are…don’T. Just give me a few days.
Ashley: For what? I mean, really, why? All you’ve been doing is stalling me with lies for months and months. And you keep telling me you changed, but you just play the same old games, right? I mean, even now you’re opening up to me. You’re supposed to be honest with me about how difficult everything is at mccall and all the — the massive debt that you’ve taken on, but it still feels that you’re just… doing what you do. You’re just working an angle, trying to get what you want.
Tucker: All I can do is promise you that that is not the case.
Ashley: Yeah, well, your promises are meaningless to me.
Tucker: Yeah, well, I don’t think you’d be standing here still if you weren’t looking for some glimmer of hope that I’m sincere about what I’m saying about us.
Ashley: There’s no us.
Tucker: Ashley, this is a turning point for me. And I understand you. I get why you won’t take me at my word. I have a proven track record of being…
Tucker: …A self-centered opportunist…
Tucker: …And unable to make a genuine commitment to you. I have been [Sighs]…Such a failure in my ability to put you at the center of my world and really treasure you like you deserve. It’s one of my few regrets in life, that I — I hurt you. But all I’m asking of you now is to give me the opportunity to show you that I mean what I am saying. I am willing to strip away everything to begin again with you.
Ashley: Look, I can’t make any promises, okay? About anything.
[ Door closes ]
Jeremy: I left some things behind when I was abruptly and wrongfully arrested and came back to collect them.
Phyllis: Well, I don’t think that’s the only reason you’re here. I think you’re here for revenge.
Jeremy: Why do I get a sense that you’re not afraid of me anymore?
Phyllis: Um…I think that, uh, you’re all bark and — and no bite.
Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] Trust me. I have plenty of both. But I’m also a good judge of character.
Phyllis: According to whom?
Jeremy: You know, when I look at you, phyllis, I, um — I see a woman who’s reached her breaking point. Dr. Z! We love your skincare videos.
Victoria: Thank you.
Nate: Elena’s chosen to be supportive about my new job. And in return, I’ve been making a conscious effort to not bring work home with me like I used to. I’ve, you know, parked the killer instinct at the door to keep the peace. Uh, speaking of which, there is, uh, a work matter I wanted to talk to you about.
Victoria: You know, I think it’s actually wise not sharing every detail of what happens at work with our significant others. It’s hard for other people to understand what we do and how we operate at this level in the corporate world.
Victoria: So, um, are you two back on track after everything that went down at chancellor-winters? Or are you still trying to get back into her good graces?
Nate: Everything seems to be going pretty well with us. You know, starting the job at newman, um, getting some sort of routine going has calmed things down for us, helped us to communicate more effectively.
Victoria: Well, that makes sense.
Nate: Elena did have some reservations about, uh, me coming to work for you at first. She didn’t like the fact that i was being rewarded for making a move against my family. At least, that’s how she saw it.
Victoria: When, in actuality, you were being rewarded for being talented and driven.
Nate: Well, now that she sees how happy I am at newman, um, I believe she’s come to accept that.
Victoria: Good. I’m happy to hear that. Sounds like you’ve found your sweet spot in your work/life balance.
Nate: I wouldn’t go that far.
Ashley: [ Sighs ]
Ashley: [ Gasps ]
Allie: Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you.
Ashley: It’s okay.
Allie: Hi. How are you? How was paris?
Ashley: Well, you know, great. It’s good to see you.
Allie: Great to see you.
Allie: Hi. So, how long are you gonna be staying this time?
Ashley: Uh…you know, I’m really not sure now.
Allie: “Now”? What do you mean, “now”? Did something happen already that’s making you want to leave?
Tucker: You should know that I have created a business plan for the new venture — brand-new company, all ours, no ties to jabot, no ties to the abbotts, very grand in scale. Um, it would involve paris and would require my deep pockets to bankroll it. And you could invest however much you wish, of course. Be a dream come true for you.
Ashley: You think you know what my dreams are?
Tucker: I know you.
Ashley: Sometimes I feel like, um, I know you. And then other times, I feel like I don’t know you at all.
Tucker: Yeah, you know me, better than anyone else ever has.
Tucker: This is the ashley that I remember so well — calm, cool, and collected one moment and then wild and fiery the next.
Ashley: Huh. Well, um, I’m glad that you find my torment humorous.
Tucker: No, don’t get me wrong. I’m — I’m sympathizing with you. You’re in an untenable situation with jack and diane. But, uh, this situation has seemed to awaken something in you that I love — your spark.
Ashley: Mm. It’s more than just a spark, though. It’s more like a wildfire.
Tucker: Mm. Of anger or excitement?
Ashley: Little bit of both.
Tucker: Mm-hmm. Yeah. And you know what else I love? You come here and you feel comfortable with me, you let your guard down and you allow yourself to be real and messy and complicated. There’s nothing sexier to me.
[ Glass thuds ]
Ashley: What are you gonna do about it?
[ Glass thuds ]
Tucker: That depends on you.
Tucker: [ Sighs ] Hmmm! Twix with cookie and cookie dough?
Phyllis: You don’t know anything about me.
Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] You took a risk of calling me and telling me where to find diane because you were that committed of getting that woman out of town. But your efforts have all been for naught. I mean, that’s got to be killing you.
Tucker: Well, this is a sight to behold. Jeremy stark. How are you?
Jeremy: How are you?
Tucker: So, you’re, uh — you’re out of the clink and back at the scene of the crime, huh?
Jeremy: [ Chuckles ] Tucker mccall, we finally meet face-to-face.
Jeremy: That makes my return to genoa city worthwhile. And for the record, I was just telling, uh, phyllis here that there was a crime committed, but certainly not by me.
Tucker: Ah. I see. So, the ex-con’s good name has been besmirched. Hideous injustice.
Jeremy: You’re a funny guy.
Tucker: It’s interesting to see you two commiserating. Strange bedfellows. Although I think it does make a bit of cosmic sense.
Phyllis: Okay, I didn’t invite him over here.
Tucker: Uh-huh. Yeah, I know you. Whatever he was saying to you made a big impression.
[ Chuckles ] Anyway, nice to meet you.
Jeremy: Yeah. See you around.
Tucker: Have fun.
[ Clears throat ]
Phyllis: Um, if you’ll excuse me, the last person I want to be seen with is someone like you, okay?
[ Clears throat ] I think jeremy’s right. We definitely have a lot to talk about since you and I have very similar interests.
Ashley: I am fine. [ Laughs ]
Ashley: I am. I just had a weird and disconcerting evening, but it’s all good. How are you doing? Let’s talk about you.
Allie: Okay. I’m doing great. Things are going really well at the lab. I’ve got this new position now, which I am super excited about. It’s way more creative, and I’ve got way more autonomy, which is awesome. And the best part of it is that it is, um — it’s full time. And it’s permanent. So, I’m very, very grateful for the opportunity. And I can tell that your eyes are glazing over, so…
Allie: …I’m just gonna zip it now.
Ashley: No! Please. I love your passion and your enthusiasm. You know that.
Allie: Um, I do have a tendency to gush at times, so please tell me to shut up when I need to.
Ashley: Never. Never. It’s your positive energy that makes you such a joy to be around.
Allie: Aww, ashley, that is a lovely compliment.
Ashley: It’s the truth. And don’t think that all the great things that are going on in the lab have gone unnoticed.
Allie: But it’s obvious that something is bothering you. I’m just saying.
Ashley: Okay. I have to work on my poker face, evidently.
Allie: Or you could just open up, right? I mean, we are family. And — I don’t know, I think everyone has a bad day here and there, so… I don’t want to overstep, but all I’m saying is that I’m a pretty good listener if you need someone to talk to you.
Ashley: You are so sweet.
Allie: Everything okay?
Ashley: Yes. Yes. This is something I have to handle on my own, but everything is okay. Okay? Thank you.
Daniel: You and this guy, um… if it’s that serious between the two of you, uh, I guess lucy knows him? And he’s cool? I mean, he’s good with her? No, of course he is, right? I mean, you wouldn’t be with him if he wasn’T. Does she like him?
Heather: She’s 13, daniel. Her whole life was uprooted. It was not easy for her to accept that there was another man in my life. None of this is easy. She misses her dad. I know it’s been devastating to her that things had gotten so broken between us that we were at a point of no return. But at the same time, she’s still feeling the aftereffects of all the turmoil that drove us away from you in the first place.
Daniel: Can you at least tell her that you saw firsthand… you know, that I’m doing a lot better than I was?
Heather: She’s right down the hall. You can tell her for yourself. I get bladder leaks.
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[ Knock on door ]
Daniel: Hey. Wow, have I ever missed you. Come on in, please. You know, um, I’m really, really glad you came so I could see you in person…and, you know, just tell you how sorry I am for all the pain and all the heartache and all the confusion that i caused you. I mean, you’re probably wondering if I’ve, uh, shaped up, you know, if things are any different, and… I don’t blame you… not after everything I put you through.
Lucy: I couldn’t understand what was going on with you back in savannah, why everything changed. You became this totally different person.
Daniel: I know.
Lucy: You spent less and less time at home. We hardly ever saw you. It’s like you were mad at the world all the time. And when you did show up, you took it out on us.
Lucy: You went from being the most amazing dad to — to someone I don’t even recognize anymore.
Daniel: You’re right. And you know what? I hate the person that I turned into. And I know it’s not an excuse, but, you know, things, they — they weren’t going well in my professional career, and I let all my own pain and all my own frustration take over. It started to cloud everything that I did, you know, how i treated the people that I cared about the most in this world. That’s what eats at me the most, you know, that I pushed you away. And I am so, so sorry for that, sweetheart. And I know that those words — they don’t mean anything unless I’ve got my act together and I’ve changed — and I have. I’m not that person anymore. That’s what I want you to know. And I made those changes because I couldn’t stand the thought of not having you in my life.
Lucy: [ Exhales sharply ] You do seem more like you were before.
Ashley: So, what’s going on with you? What sparked your creativity down in the lab?
Allie: Oh, my gosh. So many things. Oh, where do I start? Um…oh, my gosh, I have been working on the new image processing algorithms for skin and makeup analysis. And, let me tell you, it’s been going fantastically. As the saying goes, “life isn’t perfect…”
Ashley: “But your makeup can be.”
Allie: That’s right.
[ Laughs ] I am absolutely fascinated by how we can use mathematics to find the perfect product for any individual.
Ashley: Yeah, it’s definitely the future of our industry, right? You got cosmetics, you got fragrance, you’ve got skin care.
Allie: Medicine, too.
Ashley: Exactly. And, actually, it’s gonna revolutionize our approach to our anti-aging products.
Allie: Absolutely. And you know what the best part is? Someone has to go in and make the product in the lab.
Ashley: That’s us!
Allie: That’s us!
[ Laughs ] So, uh, lately, I have been experimenting with essential oils and botanicals. And, um, last week there was a little bit of a product instability.
Ashley: Oh, no. What blew up?
Allie: How’d you know?
Ashley: Wait, what?
Allie: Oh, right! Of course. Dumb question.
Ashley: I’ve definitely had my fair share of r&d mishaps. I mean, you know what they say, right? I mean, it takes a lot of eggs to make an omelet.
Allie: Yeah. Well, the problem occurs when that egg ends up on the ceiling instead of the floor.
Ashley: I know!
Allie: You know what I think the thrilling part about chemical reactions that no layman can understand?
Allie: They waiver between the stable and unstable, and it’s up to us chemists to find the balance, right?
Allie: Initially, each element is fighting for control, and then once dominance is established, something stable, effective, and even beautiful can be created.
Ashley: Yeah. You know what’s also kind of interesting? That — that applies to interpersonal relationships, too — you know what I mean? — Like in the real world because, I mean, a battle of wills is just — you know, it’s just a fight for dominance, right? And once dominance is established definitively, then so is stability, and therefore, things should go more smoothly.
Allie: You’re talking about business, right, ashley? Because I think personal relationships should be equal, like a partnership.
Ashley: Oh, yeah. I mean, in the perfect world, sure, there’s no place for dominance in, uh, interpersonal relationships, true. Thank you.
Allie: For what?
Ashley: I think you just gave me a really interesting idea.
Victoria: Oh, no. So, you and elena are a little out of sync.
Nate: Yeah, that’s a good way of putting it. We have such different hours. We’re like two ships passing in the night.
Victoria: I understand how hard that can be. I know how committed you are to your role at newman media. And you continue to — to make me feel like I was very smart for bringing you on board. Even my father’s noticed.
Nate: Oh, really?
Victoria: Yes. He remarked about your ability to read situations from various angles before making a decision.
Nate: Well, I wouldn’t have been much of a diagnostician if I couldn’t do that.
[ Chuckles ]
Victoria: Well, that skill set from all of your years in medicine has transferred beautifully into the business world. Not only are you prudent, but you’re also very open-minded, which are two things we value very much in our leadership team.
Nate: Well, that’s very flattering.
Victoria: Oh, I’m just stating the facts. That’s why I wanted you in the room when my father and michael and I were discussing our strategy for taking over mccall unlimited.
Nate: Uh, which brings me back to the work matter I wanted to talk to you about — deploying audra to gather intel about tucker and his plans.
Victoria: You know what i love so much? You’re already thinking of ways to exploit her relationship with him to our advantage.
Nate: Well, it turns out she met with him again.
Tucker: Hi. Sorry for interrupting.
Victoria: Oh, no, you’re not. Nate and I are — we’re just having a drink while he waits for his food, which — oh, it’s here.
Nate: So it is.
Victoria: I hope that we’ll be able to continue this conversation.
Nate: Me too. Good night, victoria.
Victoria: Good night.
Tucker: Uh, your assistant told me I might find you here.
Victoria: Oh, I see. Well, now you have. So, what can I do for you?
Tucker: I have something I’d like to discuss with you.
Victoria: I’m sorry. I don’t really have time. I have to get home to my kids.
Tucker: No, you’re — you’re definitely gonna want to hear this. (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining:
Daniel: Um…I’m not sure if you heard about my new job?
Heather: I told lucy you’re making a new video game.
Lucy: So, you’re not doing art anymore?
Daniel: You know, there’s still art involved. Animation design. But, uh, this is [Sighs] — This is so much bigger than anything I’ve ever taken on before. Do you remember that video game that we used to play when you were younger, the one where you had to bring light into the darkness?
Lucy: Sure. I mean, we played it enough.
Daniel: Well, you know, I was in a really dark place when something made me start playing it again. I don’t know. Maybe — maybe it was just to try and remember happier times. You know, that’s what gave me the idea to create this game, a game that was fun, but also had a higher goal, a deeper goal and purpose. And I threw myself into it. I did. I mean, that was the start of me turning everything around… because it gave me a new goal and purpose. And now, um — well, if everything keeps going the way it is, it looks like it’s — it’s actually gonna become a reality. Um, here. Look — these are some of my preliminary sketches. It’s called “finding princess louisa.”
Lucy: That’s what it’s called?
Daniel: Mm-hmm. What do you think?
Lucy: Louisa — she looks just like me.
Daniel: Well, she is you. You’re my princess.
Nate: It was such a trip being pulled into a high-level meeting with victor and victoria like that. It’s the first time since leaving medicine for the corporate realm that I felt like a real player.
Elena: Sounds exciting.
Nate: Like, you have no clue. It was such an adrenaline rush. And I’m not just talking about the thrill of working with heavyweights like the newmans. It’s that they genuinely want to hear my ideas and have no problem acknowledging when they’re good. Elena, it feels amazing to be valued for my contributions instead of being shot down all the time. You want some more wine?
Elena: No, I’m good. I’m already restless.
Nate: It’s incredibly validating. You know, michael baldwin didn’t want to loop me in at first, but victoria made it known that she wanted to hear my thoughts on the ideas at hand.
Elena: Which was what again?
Nate: Uh, it, uh, concerns a potential acquisition, which type of approach makes the most sense.
Elena: I see.
Nate: Wow. Look at me, talking your ear off. I am so sorry about that. How was your day?
Elena: It was exhausting and way too long.
Nate: Mm. Yes, I know how that goes.
Elena: Yeah. I think I need a break. I think I need some uninterrupted downtime. You know, go someplace where i don’t even have to think about memorial at least for a week, maybe two. I remember you talked about us going on a vacation. Well, I am certainly ready. Let’s do it.
Nate: We will. Soon.
Elena: How soon?
Nate: [ Sighs ]
Phyllis: I don’t care to be analyzed by you.
Jeremy: Mm. The resentment is rolling off in waves. But it’s not directed at me, not really.
Phyllis: Who should I direct it at?
Jeremy: Well, our mutual friend, of course. Diane brings out the worst in people.
Phyllis: What’s your point?
Jeremy: Maybe we should, uh, talk about this out of the public eye. I don’t want to make you feel uncomfortable.
Phyllis: Okay, I don’t think so.
Jeremy: Figure out a way that we could help each other.
Jeremy: Why not?
Phyllis: Because people who get involved with you regret it.
Jeremy: Not everyone. Not people like you.
Phyllis: What is that supposed to mean? Okay everyone, our mission is complete balanced nutrition.
Jeremy: I don’t know why you’re protesting so much, as if getting on board with my plan would be crossing some sort of moral boundary for you. Diane is going down, period. And I will accomplish what you and your cronies haven’t been able to pull off, guaranteed.
Phyllis: Guaranteed? Are you so sure you could do that?
Jeremy: Diane is a problem that requires a professional’s expertise. Now, you can share in the satisfaction of watching her go down, or you can watch from the sidelines. Call me if it’s the former.
Lucy: Good luck with your video game.
Heather: Well, we should, uh, probably get back to the suite. I’m sure with the time change you’re probably tired.
Daniel: How long are you staying?
Heather: Long enough so that we can see my dad and christine. And then lucy’s got to get back to school, and I have a litigation coming up.
Daniel: Can I buy you breakfast in the morning?
Heather: Okay. That’s a plan. But right now, we should go get organized and get some good sleep.
Daniel: I’ll see you tomorrow.
Lucy: See you tomorrow.
Nate: Elena, you have my word. We will take that vacation. Just not right now. Look, I am still new to the job, and it feels like the wrong time for me to even take a few days off.
Elena: Nate, I’m not the one who mentioned going on this trip. So, are you just saying all this to appease me?
Nate: No, not at all. There’s just so much going on right now.
Elena: Yeah, it’s a global corporation. There’s always gonna be a lot going on. I’m just trying to get an idea of when would be a good time. You know I have to plan it. I think you remember how much advance notice it takes for me to actually get someone to cover my shifts in the E.R.
Nate: Elena, to be honest…
Elena: [ Sighs ]
Nate: …It’s a little hard —
Elena: Never mind. I’m gonna take a shower and go to bed.
Victoria: Well, I can’t imagine that you’d have anything to say that I’d be remotely interested in.
Tucker: I am ready to get out of the game.
Victoria: Meaning what?
Tucker: Meaning I want to sell mccall unlimited.
Tucker: Mm-hmm. All of it, every division on every continent.