Y&R Transcript Thursday, February 23, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript

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Kyle: Surprise.

Summer: What’s all this?

Kyle: I was hoping you would join me for lunch.

Sally: If I hadn’t had you here with me, I don’t know what I would have done.

Nick: Well, you’re just lucky I was in the neighborhood. Are you ready to talk about what happened after you told him?

Sally: There’s really not much to say. I didn’t really give adam much of a chance to weigh in.

Nick: [ Sighs ] How did he react?

Sally: Um…

[ Chuckles ] He was stunned as all hell. That’s for sure.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. He tried talking about how he wanted us to get back together. You know, so the baby could have a family, but I told him that that wasn’t going to happen. You know, I think by the end, he started to understand that this didn’t change anything between us, that I wanted him to be a part of the baby’s life. That’s it.

Nick: Well, understand doesn’t mean accept.

Sally: Yeah, I know you’re right. I mean, I think it’s going to take some time to come to grips with all this. It’s been hard for even me to take in. And we’ve had each other.

Nick: Yeah. Adam’s more of a loner. He doesn’t have that support system.

Sally: Yeah. I guess we’re going to have to see what happens when he gets over the shock.

Billy: Thank you.

Chelsea: Everything is wrong? Well, I believe there’s more good in the world than that.

Adam: Well, I’m glad one of us does.

Chelsea: You seemed a little preoccupied after we finished helping connor with his homework. Adam, I meant what I said. You deserve happiness.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] The universe clearly thinks otherwise.

Chelsea: Okay, let me guess. Let me guess. You got a phone call from sally, and then you took off. So, I’m guessing this has something to do with her.

Adam: Look. You have enough on your plate. I-I don’t want you to take on my burdens, as well.

Chelsea: Hey, you helped me through one of the darkest times of my life. I’m doing well now, partly because of you. Let me return the favor.

Adam: Really, I-I appreciate your concern, chels.

Chelsea: Great. Okay, so you’ll tell me what’s going on? Adam, come on. Sometimes you just got to get things out. It’s unhealthy. You can’t bury everything inside.

Adam: I-I do need someone to talk to. Are you free to go on a walk with me?

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Kyle: For you. I know I’m in the doghouse still — for good reason.

Summer: Is this some kind of bribe?

Kyle: Peace offering. Look — I know I have a lot to make up for, and I don’t expect one lunch to make everything right between us. But we have to start somewhere, and we both got to eat.

Summer: I just came home to pick up some reports that I was making notes on last night. I have back-to-back meetings this afternoon.

Kyle: Please don’t say no.

Summer: Kyle… I asked you to give me some time.

Kyle: Now I’m asking for the same thing — time together, an hour to ourselves, without interruptions, where you can enjoy your favorite chicken salad, sparkling rosé while I plead, grovel, beg, attempt to be mildly entertaining and generally throw myself at your mercy.

Summer: This wasn’t some silly fight that’s going to be solved with a few “I’m sorries.”

Kyle: I promise to be charming, as well as contrite. Look — whether you stay or go, I’m going to keep apologizing until you hear me. I overstepped with victor. And I own that. But, worse yet, I lied to you about it. And that is unacceptable. I thought I could control the situation, protect jabot, and benefit from the results. It wasn’t till I saw the effect it was having on the people I loved the most that I was able to overcome my foolish pride and admit that I made a mistake.

Summer: Chicken salad, huh?

Kyle: With sliced red grapes and walnuts on a fresh croissant with that triple-cream brie you love. And for dessert, your favorite citrus tart.

Summer: All washed down with some sparkling rosé? You really think of everything.

Kyle: I try.

[ Cellphone pings ]

Summer: Something important?

Kyle: Your grandfather.

Chelsea: I have a therapy session, but it’s not for a while, and the sitter is coming early, actually. So, yeah, I can go on a walk with you.

Adam: Great.

Chelsea: Let me just talk to billy real fast. Hey?

Billy: Two hot chocolates, extra marshmallows. I remembered this time.

Chelsea: So, adam’s going through something. He kind of needs somebody to talk to. And I think I’m the only person he can confide in right now. So, I’m just going to go on a quick walk with him.

Billy: Sure. Great. No problem. I will drink these by myself.

Chelsea: I’m sorry.

Billy: It’s no problem at all, but next time these are on you.

Chelsea: Deal. And I’ll come find you later.

Billy: Sounds good.

Chelsea: Okay.

Sally: Maybe it’s time that we face the other side of this. You know, where this puts you and me.

Nick: I don’t know what you mean. I’ve told you our relationship and this baby are two different things. One doesn’t affect the other.

Sally: I know that you said that. But that was before we were certain that this baby isn’t yours. You know, we’ve been so caught up in my worries and fears. But what about how you feel?

Nick: It’s not an issue.

Sally: Yes, it is. I hate being so self-absorbed that I’ve been neglecting you.

Nick: It’s fine, really.

Sally: Look, you might have believed that this baby’s paternity wouldn’t make a difference. But…I don’t know. Maybe that’s changed, now that you’re having to deal with the truth? Deep down in your heart, with all the realities out on the table, how do you really feel about this? I’m managing my high blood pressure,

Billy: Hey, there. Brought you and your co-ceo a hot chocolate. That’s right. I’m sorry. He doesn’t work here anymore. Yep. Well, hopefully the warm beverage will help ease the pain, knowing that it was a colossal mistake hiring adam in the first place.

Jack: If you’re through giving me grief, I got a few fires to put out here. So, unless you’ve come here to offer yourself as adam’s replacement, your lighthearted sarcasm is not welcome right now.

Billy: Ha ha! Very funny, jack. As if you would ever consider hiring me as your co-ceo.

Jack: You know what? If you sincerely wanted it, I would.

Chelsea: You ready to tell me what’s wrong?

Adam: Um, sally just informed me that she’s pregnant.

Chelsea: What? Oh. Adam, I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize she and nick were so serious.

Adam: Well, that’s the thing. Um, nick’s not the father. I am.

Chelsea: Oh. Wow. Uh, that’S…

Adam: I know.

Chelsea: So, is she still seeing nick? Are they still seeing each other?

Adam: Oh, I assume so. And before you ask, I don’t think this is going to be enough for him to walk away, especially now when it’s another opportunity to stick it to me.

Chelsea: I thought you two were getting along better.

Adam: Yeah, we were, for about 5 minutes. And then we both came to our senses.

Chelsea: I’m sorry to hear that.

Adam: Yeah. Well…

Chelsea: I was hoping it would last longer this time. I hate seeing you so bitter.

Adam: Well, hell, yeah, I’m bitter. I mean, nick is so damn entitled. He takes and he takes and he takes. I mean, I may be the kid’s biological father, but he gets the woman. He gets the family, the cushy job at newman, all that day-to-day time with my newest child, with the woman that I love during the most special and intimate time imaginable. Not to mention, he’s already raising christian, which is something that I stupidly agreed to. When is enough enough for the guy?

Nick: You know, when we got the paternity results, I was disappointed. So, I’ve just been trying real hard not to feel anything.

Sally: Why?

Nick: Because I just want to be here for you, sally. You are in by far the most difficult position in all of this. The amount of stress and pressure you must feel, and it was going to be like this no matter who the father turned out to be. It’s just not a time for me to be thinking or worrying about myself at all.

Sally: You are an amazing man, and I am overwhelmed by everything that you’ve done for me, but I am not the only one in this. You’re allowed to have feelings, and shoving them down like this is not healthy for you.

Nick: I just don’t want to hurt you with anything I might say, especially right now.

Sally: I don’t need you to protect me. I need the truth. So, please, just take a moment so you can figure out how you actually feel about adam being the father.

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Nick: When I started to think about a baby, our baby, I was really getting excited, thinking about this beautiful, amazing, little human that we were going to raise and nurture together. Start this little family. I was… I really wanted it. Then, that dream was shattered. And, honestly, the fact that it’s adam, it’s just…

Sally: Yeah. I know. It complicates things.

Nick: I will never be able to trust adam. He will use this situation to reinsert himself in your life before the baby, certainly after. What kind of chances are we going to have to build our relationship?

Sally: A really good one, i hope.

Nick: I hope that, too. I do. But adam is going to keep piling on pressure. He will be relentless. He knows no boundaries. You say you don’t need me to protect you, okay? But I feel like I need to protect us. Otherwise, how are we going to be prepared for everything that I know adam’s going to throw at us?

Chelsea: You have to accept the choice you made, to let nick raise christian. It was the right thing to do at the time. You did it for your son. Nick gave him love, care, stability, and he still does. If anyone knows how hard that decision is, it’s me. But we are so lucky. Christian and johnny are being raised by people who truly care and truly love them. And it could have gone a lot differently. But we did what was right for those children.

Adam: And I understand that, obviously. But this —

Chelsea: No, adam, no “buts.” I mean, we don’t know what the future holds for nick and sally, but it doesn’t matter. You shouldn’t let that affect your thoughts on this new baby.

Adam: No?

Chelsea: No, you should just be excited. You get to be a dad again. And listen. At least sally told you the truth, you know? She didn’t lie or try to hide this pregnancy from you, which makes me think she wants you to be a part of this child’s life.

Adam: I just don’t think that’s going to be enough.

Billy: You should leave the jokes to me, jack. I’m the funny one in the family.

Jack: It’s not a joke.

Billy: Okay. Do you recall the last time that I ran jabot? It didn’t go so well, except for the guy that I lost the company yacht to in a poker game. Went fantastic for him.

Jack: You would not be running it solo. There is more than enough work for both of us. Besides, if I could give you a hand up in your journey of self-discovery, or whatever we’re calling it these days, so much the better.

Billy: Okay. “A,” you’ve never taken me serious, okay? And for good reason. And your last little comment right there actually proves the point. And “b,” I’ll figure myself out, alright? I don’t need a handout.

Jack: Would you relax? This is not a mercy hire. You are an abbott. This business belongs to both of us.

Billy: On a technicality, yeah.

Jack: Furthermore, when you are focused, when you are determined, when you are not sabotaging yourself, you are a creative, insightful executive whose opinion matters. Look — you would be an asset here or anywhere else. I know I have questioned whether or not you fit into the corporate life, but I’d be willing to give it another try. Hell, I’d be grateful. Look — this could be your chance to find out how and where you want to be for the long haul.

Billy: Well, thank you for the kind words, but we both know my pattern, okay? I get the slightest whiff of responsibility, and I crash and burn.

Jack: You know what they say on wall street? Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Billy: Okay, well, if we’re going to throw out quotes, the definition of insanity is hiring billy abbott over and over again and expecting anything other than a disaster.

Jack: That is your insecurity talking. I believe in your ability. I believe in your passion, your willingness to work hard on projects you believe in. Most of all, I believe the best in you is yet to be revealed.

Summer: What does he want?

Kyle: He wants to get on a call.

Summer: About what?

Kyle: He didn’t say.

Summer: But we can assume, right?

Kyle: We can.

Summer: He wants you to do something else for him. See, I told you once you let him in, he doesn’t leave.

Kyle: You make him sound like a vampire.

Summer: That’s not exactly an unfair comparison. Kyle, you did his dirty work for him. He thinks you’re under his spell. So, of course he’s going to put you to work. He thinks you’re one of his minions now.

Kyle: We don’t know that for certain. It was a one-time thing.

Summer: You conspired with him to get someone out of your family’s company. You can’t just dismiss that.

Kyle: I know what I did, summer. I apologized, and I will keep apologizing. But victor and I had the same goal — to get rid of adam. What is wrong with working together if our objectives line up?

Summer: What’s wrong with it? What’s wrong with it is that you lied to me and your dad. You deceived us so that you could be used by my grandpa in one of his schemes.

Kyle: Did it ever occur to you that maybe I used him?

Summer: No. You did what he wanted you to do, and he got something out of it. What did you get out of it?

[ Cellphone pings ]

Kyle: He wants to get on the phone. He says he has something that might interest me.

Summer: He has another job for you. What are you going to tell him? Can you say no to victor newman? Just between us,

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Jack: Well, look at you, branching out, ordering something other than your usual.

Billy: That is me, mr. Unpredictable. So, now that you’ve offered to buy me lunch, are we going to continue the hard sell?

Jack: Is that what I’m doing?

Billy: Alright. Why don’t we put a pin in that for a moment? You can tell me what’s really bothering you.

Jack: What are you talking about?

Billy: I walked into the office, and you looked like you were under a ton of pressure. And I find that hard to believe it’s because of a few subpar financial statements.

Jack: You’re right. I was thinking about jeremy stark, who is back in town with more vague threats and innuendos.

Billy: What? How did that happen? Isn’t he supposed to be locked up in chicago?

Jack: Supposed to be. Unfortunately, he has access to better lawyers than I thought he was capable of.

Billy: Damn, jack. I mean, that explains the mood. So, what does he want this time?

Jack: Well, when diane and i saw him the other day, he taunted that it might be revenge, might be money, might be just a chance to congratulate diane on besting him.

Billy: You believe him?

Jack: Not for a second. No, there’s something more to this. We just haven’t figured out what it is.

Billy: That is a heavy load to carry.

Jack: What irks me is that i am focused on jeremy stark when I should be enjoying how great it is to be back together with diane. Things have moved along quite a lot with us. She’s moved in. I don’t know if you’d heard that.

Billy: No. No, I did not know that things have progressed that way.

Jack: They have.

Billy: Well, hey, congratulations. If anyone deserves to be happy, it’s you.

Jack: Well, thank you. This may have been one of my first positive responses. Seems that our blossoming romance isn’t exactly captivating everyone.

Billy: Well, we know the reasons for that, right?

Jack: Kyle and summer are still on the fence, but I’m confident they will come around. Ashley, on the other hand…

Billy: Jack, it’s ashley. Okay? She’s stubborn, and she’s incredibly overprotective. But it comes from a good place.

Jack: Enough about me. It isn’t every day you stop by my office with hot chocolate. It’s not a giant leap to think you have something on your mind. Tell me what’s going on with you.

Billy: Well, um… I’m having feelings for… for someone else. And I’m not sure if it’s the right path to go down.

Jack: So soon after lily.

Billy: I know. And, to be frank, it’s a complicated situation.

Jack: Are you comfortable telling me who she is?

Billy: Yeah. Believe it or not, it’s chelsea. We’ve been spending a lot of time together lately, and it’s deepening our connection. Looks like you and I both are revisiting past relationships.

Chelsea: Well, I have to go meet dr. Malone soon, but before I leave, I need you to understand something. Just being a part of this baby’s life may have to be enough.

Adam: Chels… I can’t accept that.

Chelsea: Adam.

Adam: Look, for me, this baby was conceived in love. You know, the last time that sally and I were together, I was hoping that we could find our way back to each other, that we would have one last chance to reconnect, if we could remember what we had, how good we were together. And then all that hope got yanked away.

Chelsea: You can’t live in a state of false hope, adam. This pregnancy is not going to change things between the two of you. Earlier today, you swooped in when connor was having a really difficult time with his homework assignment. You came over. You were so patient. You sat with him. You made it fun. You made it easy. As a dad, you are a superhero. And just think. Connor, he gets to be a big brother finally! He’s gonna be so excited. He gets to love this new, little baby in the family.

Adam: Yeah. That’S…that’s some family.

Chelsea: Oh, come on. Don’t say that. It might not be the kind of family you want with sally. But the family you have with me and connor isn’t what we imagined, either. But it’s still beautiful and still full of love. So, the family you’re creating with sally, it’ll be an extension of that. It can still be beautiful. You just have to accept it for what it is. You know, dr. Malone, she says this thing, that you have to learn to live in the gray area, recognize that life is not always black or white. You think you can do that?

Adam: [ Scoffs ] Apparently, I don’t have a choice. Postmenopausal women with hr+ her2-

Jack: So, you and chelsea?

Billy: I don’t know. I don’t know. Maybe. Like I said, it’s a very complicated situation.

Jack: Well, the two of you have a long and complicated history, filled with twists and turns.

Billy: Not unlike diane and you.

Jack: Yeah. You have a point. You know what? Over time, people change, and they grow. And if luck is on your side, and you happen to be in the same place at the same time with your goals and dreams in sync, it can be a pretty magical experience if you can manage to ignore the naysayers.

Billy: Yeah, well, we have plenty of those. But I don’t believe that that’s the reason why we’re both hesitant to move forward.

Jack: Then, what’s the issue?

Billy: Chelsea went through a pretty dark phase recently, so dark that she was inches away from taking her own life.

Jack: What?

Billy: Yeah. I’m the one that found her there and stopped her before she went through with it.

Jack: Oh, my god. Is she all right now?

Billy: She’s doing much better, yeah. But it’s been rough.

Jack: I am so sorry that she went through that.

Billy: Yeah. You know, she’s been working hard to overcome her ordeal, and we’ve been spending more time together and with connor, of course, you know, and I’m just trying to be as strong and supportive as I possibly can.

Jack: Well, I’m sure that has been a giant help in her healing process.

Billy: I hope so. To be honest, it’s been beneficial for all of us, you know, and I know what she’s been going through, and I’m trying to tread lightly. But I do. I care about her for many reasons. And first and foremost, I just want to make sure that she’s okay.

Jack: Wow. It sounds like the very opposite of crash and burn. And it lets me see you in a whole new light.

Billy: Oh, yeah?

Jack: I know you’ve been going through your own questions about your personal life lately, but for you to be this invested in chelsea’s life, it’S… that’s something I know you want to be careful not to do anything that would slow her recovery. And, I mean, take it slow. Be cautious. Be careful. You’re already doing that. No, here’s what I really want to say. I want… follow your heart on this one. Really. There’s a lot of noise out there. Follow your heart. You listen to it. It will tell you what to do next.

Kyle: Victor, you and i had a similar belief, that adam needed to be tossed out of jabot. But to make that happen, I deceived my wife and father, and that’s inexcusable. They’re both furious at me, and rightfully so. I do not want to disappoint them again. Yes, we were successful. Adam is out, but the way we went about it… I know you feel as if the end justifies the means, but I don’t think that way. And, victor, I never want to lie to your granddaughter again. So, whatever job you have for me, I’m out. I want no part in it. What’s that? Oh, that’s good to hear. Yeah. Yeah, I’ll look out for the paperwork. Thanks, victor.

Summer: What was that about? What did he say?

Kyle: He is grateful for my help with adam. He thinks my devotion to you is admirable, which it totally is. And he’s transferring the textile factories I asked for to marchetti.

Summer: Really?

Kyle: He’s holding up his end of the deal. See? It all worked out in the end.

Sally: I guarantee you adam will not get under my skin this time.

Nick: It’s easy to say that now.

Sally: Nick, when I make a promise to someone, I keep it. Let adam do his worst. He’s not going to get in between us in any way, shape, or form. Yes, he will be a part of this baby’s life. But he will have zero influence over ours, as long as we are on the same page.

Nick: We are.

Sally: Excellent. This adventure is strictly ours, and we get to decide how it plays out for us.

Nick: I’m definitely going to follow your cues. I got your back. Whatever you think is best, that’s what I’m going to do.

Billy: Well, jack, this was lovely. Thank you very much for lunch.

Jack: My pleasure. We ought to do this more often.

Billy: I agree. Next one’s on me.

Jack: I’m going to hold you to that.

Billy: Oh, good.

[ Cellphone pings ] That’s chelsea. She’s done, and she wants to meet up.

Jack: That’s fine. That’s fine. I’m just going to stay and finish my coffee.

Billy: Okay. Enjoy.

Jack: Hey, give some thought to what I said. I need a right-hand man. You could use a job.

Billy: [ Laughs ]

Jack: Maybe give us a chance to test the waters. See if you want to come back in. See if it works for both of us.

Billy: Or it turns into a repeat of the past.

Jack: I don’t think that’ll happen.

Billy: Alright, jack. I will give it serious consideration.

Jack: Can’t ask for more than that.

Billy: Thank you. I appreciate it.

Jack: You bet.

Billy: Alright. Talk to you soon. (Vo) oh look! Glorious progresso soup.

Summer: I’m proud of you for standing up to my grandfather. It doesn’t make everything right between us.

Kyle: I realize that. But, thankfully, the deal is done. Victor is out of our hair. Adam is out of jabot, and marchetti gains valuable assets. Can we put it behind us now?

Summer: Just don’t ever lie to me like that again.

Kyle: Never.

Adam: This doesn’t have to be the end.

Sally: It doesn’t have to be. But it is.

Adam: I don’t regret a moment we were together.

Sally: I don’t, either. Not anymore. Look… you can be a wonderful, supportive, and loving man. And you are a spectacular father. We almost made it. We loved each other with all we had and all we knew. And nobody can question or deny that. But it’s time for us to move on.

Chelsea: Perfect timing.

Billy: Mmm. Is that, uh…

Chelsea: Hot chocolate with a peppermint stick… just the way you like it. I owe you for before.

Billy: Yeah, I appreciate that very much, but I’ve kind of hit my quota on the hot chocolate for the day.

Chelsea: Oh. I’m really sorry I had to skip out on you like that.

Billy: It’s okay. It’s not a problem.

Chelsea: Adam had to get a lot off his chest. I can’t really tell you what it was about, but I assume you’re really not that interested, anyway.

Billy: Not in adam, no, unless, of course, he said something to upset you.

Chelsea: No, no, on the contrary. I was just giving him some advice. It was a good talk.

Billy: Well, I’m glad to hear that.

Chelsea: I’m trying to support the people that have supported me. And it feels good.

Billy: Actually, funny you should say that. I had a long conversation with jack, and I feel good about that, as well.

Chelsea: Wow. Look at the two of us having healthy conversations.

Billy: Actually, jack was the one that gave me advice, and I think it’s going to go a long way.

Chelsea: Advice about what?

Billy: Care and caution can prevent a crash and burn. And for once I intend to listen.

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