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Abby: Are you feeling any better now?

Devon: I am, yeah, feeling a lot better. Thank you.

Abby: Good. A good meal will do that.

Devon: I think it’s more than just a dinner and the wine.

Abby: You want me to order some dessert?

Devon: No, no. Not talking about dessert. I’m talking about you. My day started off stressful and then got even more stressed. And just being with you and talking to you took that all away from me. Made me feel like I can breathe again.

Abby: I feel the same way. Something about being around you, it just makes me feel a lot calmer.

Devon: Yeah?

Abby: So, are we ordering dessert?

Devon: Oh, I thought you were kidding, but, yeah, you can order whatever you want.

Abby: No, I never, ever kid about dessert.

Devon: Okay.

Abby: Pamela made this pear tart, ooh, with ice cream. It’s delicious.

Devon: That sounds great. Let’s do it. Let’s get it. Maybe we should get it to-go so we can take it home and catch our favorite guy before he goes to bed.

Abby: Dominic.

Devon: Mm-hmm. Although I could just watch him sleep.

Abby: Yeah. Me too. That really slows my heart rate down.

Devon: There’s something about seeing him in that crib that just reminds you of what’s really important.

Abby: Yeah. There’s no better way to end the night.

[ Both chuckle ]

Tucker: Sell mccall unlimited to devon instead of newman? Where did this idea come from, and why the interest in devon’s business?

Ashley: Of course I care about devon — I always will — if for no other reason than he’s the father of my grandson.

Tucker: Our grandson.

Ashley: Exactly. Yet another reason you should reconnect with your son. Do you have any idea what he’s facing right now with jill and lily?

Tucker: Yeah, I know the ipo has been put on hold, and there are rumors of conflicts.

Ashley: Well, he’s suing to get hamilton-winters back, and he’s probably not going to win that battle, which means he’s going to be in a position of losing the company he bought with one father, but…

Tucker: He could have the company his other father built.

Ashley: Yes. Do you know what that would mean to him? What it would mean for your relationship with him?

Tucker: Yeah, I see the logic in it, but he’s not even speaking to me at the moment, so I can’t imagine he’d care about acquiring my company.

Ashley: That’s just an obstacle. I mean, think of it as a peace offering.

Tucker: Mm. “Son, I’m sorry I lied to you, but here’s my life’s work”? Is that what we’re going for?

Ashley: Yeah, pretty much.

Tucker: It’s pretty crazy. You realize that, right?

Ashley: Think of it as a great way to break the ice. What do you say?

Tucker: I don’t know. I can’t tell if you’re truly interested in helping me mend fences with devon or you’re just toying with me.

Nikki: Hi, darling.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Nikki: I’m sorry I’m late.

Victor: Hi, my baby. Everything all right?

Nikki: Oh, what a day. Yeah, yeah, it was just back to back to back meetings. We worked straight through dinner. Did you read the memo that victoria sent over about the fitzpatrick deal? Victor?

Victor: Yeah. Oh. Um… yeah, seems to make sense.

Nikki: Even the escrow terms?

Victor: [ Sighs ] I can’t concentrate on a damn thing.

Nikki: Let me guess. You are preoccupied with adam.

Victor: And you make that sound as if that is a bad thing.

Sally: What are you smiling at?

Nick: Do I need a reason to smile at you?

Sally: No. Well, I guess not.

Nick: I mean, you walk into a room, and this is what happens to my face.

[ Both laugh ]

Sally: It’s so easy when it’s just the two of us in here. I don’t mean the sex, which is fabulous.

Nick: It really is.

[ Both laugh ]

Sally: No, just us two. You know, nothing and no one else. I really wish I could just save this moment so I could relive it whenever I wanted.

[ Breathes deeply ]

Nick: Well, I don’t think we can save the moment, but… there’s no reason to let it end.

Sally: [ Chuckles ]

[ Knock on door ]

Sally: We didn’t order room service, so they should just go away.

Nick: Yeah, go away.

[ Knock on door ] Seriously? Somebody’s trying to ruin our peace and quiet.

Adam: Sally, it’s me. Um, look, we need to talk. It’s, uh — it’s important. Find your beat

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[ Knock on door ]

Sally: Hold on, adam.

Nick: You’re gonna talk to him?

Sally: Well, he won’t leave until I do.

Nick: I’ll get rid of him.

Sally: Nick…

Nick: Okay.

Sally: What do you want?

Adam: Like I said, um, I need to speak with you. I mean, is this how we’re gonna do it? Through a crack in the door?

Sally: What is it that you want to say?

Adam: Okay. I’m guessing that nick is in there. Um, hey, nick! ‘Sup?

Sally: You’ve been drinking.

Adam: No, I, um — not really.

Sally: Look, I really don’t wanna talk to you when you’re like this.

Adam: Listen, really, I’m fine, okay? But, yes, I get it. Last time, I overindulged, I got a little sloppy, and I proposed, but, um…it was months ago. I’m not gonna make that same mistake.

Sally: Okay. Still, you’re not in great shape.

Adam: Really, I am fine. Okay? Yes, I’ve had a few drinks, but it’s just given me the courage to say some things that need to be said. Some things that you may want to hear. Okay? But it won’t get ugly. We can meet in the lobby on neutral ground. Is that okay, bro?

Nick: She can do whatever she wants. And that includes going downstairs and listening to your drunk rant. It’s up to her. If she asks my opinion, she’d be shutting the door in your face.

Adam: Listen, I promise, it’s not like that. I have something very real to discuss.

Sally: Okay. Let me get dressed. I’ll be down in 5 minutes. You can tell me and then be on your way.

Adam: Thank you.

Victor: Now that adam has officially left jabot, I was hoping he would come right back to newman, you know? Because I want to mend fences with him.

Nikki: And what did he say to that?

Victor: He said he would come back under one condition.

Nikki: Oh? And what’s that?

Victor: That he be C.E.O.

Nikki: [ Scoffs ] Victoria’s job? That’s outrageous.

Victor: It is.

Nikki: Did he actually think you would consider it?

Victor: I think he was testing me.

Nikki: [ Sighs ] The two of you and your tests. I hope you knock that idea out of his head.

Victor: Yeah. But I said to him to be patient, that I would make a counteroffer.

Nikki: Oh. You mean mccall unlimited?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: So you want to acquire tucker’s company, hand it over to adam. That is a very expensive consolation prize.

Victor: You’re right. But he was intrigued.

Nikki: As well he should be.

Victor: Yeah. But my plan has hit a snag. Seems someone else found out that tucker mccall is in trouble, financially. Someone else bought his debt before we had a chance to.

Tucker: You want a nightcap?

Ashley: Uh, yes, I do. Thank you.

Tucker: I definitely need something to take the edge off.

Ashley: Really? Why? Are you feeling overwhelmed by my proposal?

Tucker: Yeah. Can you blame me? It’s a big idea.

Ashley: You like big ideas.

Tucker: In theory, yeah. And I do like the — the thoughtful healing aspect of this one, but I’m still feeling blindsided by the fact that you now own most of my debt and thereby own most of me.

Ashley: Yes, I do. Thank you very much. Why don’t you think of me as your patron, though? Somebody who is supporting you on your path to self-improvement?

Tucker: And yet I get the sense that you’re holding a metaphorical dagger behind your back and you’re just waiting for the right moment to plunge it into my chest.

Ashley: Gee, that sounds like so much fun. Instead, why don’t you think of this as, um… business. Because I own your debt, which means you have to listen to me. So I’m actually not suggesting that you sell to devon. I’m demanding it.

Tucker: I see.

Ashley: I’m very serious about this, and I think you need to get very serious about this, too. You’re gonna thank me someday. It’s the right thing to do.

Tucker: I see. And if I don’t go along with this plan?

Ashley: Amongst other things, I believe you’re gonna wake up every day for the rest of your life alone, filled with regret. Why give your family just any eggs

Sally: Sorry for the interruption.

Nick: It’s not your fault.

Sally: Yeah, but you’re disappointed.

Nick: It’s just, you said the moment was perfect, and you’re right — it was. We should have just let adam continue knocking out in the hallway. And next time, that’s what you can do.

Sally: I’m sorry. I just feel like I owe him this conversation, you know? A chance to explain himself or to ask questions. I wish it wasn’t this way. That it was you, me, and the baby. But adam is a part of the equation. We have had time to live with the reality of me being pregnant. We sat with it, and we’ve adjusted to it. I can’t just, you know, drop the news on him and expect him not to have a reaction.

Nick: So far, his reaction has been to, uh… show up drunk and pound on your room door.

Sally: I’m trying to be decent. For the baby’s sake.

Nick: I understand.

Nki: Do you think someone we know bought up tucker’s debt?

Victor: Michael baldwin is looking into it.

Nikki: Ah. Does he have a list of prime suspects?

Victor: I’m expecting one soon. Victoria thought it might be devon.

Nikki: Interesting. He certainly has the money.

Victor: He does, but I don’t think it is devon. He has had problems with his father. He doesn’t like his father. He doesn’t want anything to do with tucker’s business, I’m sure.

Nikki: Oh. It could be the consortium out of ontario. Or schumacher and his gang in germany. It could be an asian conglomerate.

Victor: Could be. But there’s one variation we have not thought of.

Nikki: What’s that?

Victor: Maybe someone wants to buy tucker’s debt to protect him.

Nikki: Who on earth would want to do that?

Victor: I have no clue. I can’t think of a person.

Nikki: Actually, I can.

Sally: Another drink? Is that really a good idea?

Adam: It’s just soda and lime. If we’re gonna talk, I wanted to have a clear head. Or somewhat of a clear head. But, please, sit down.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I’m sure your head has been spinning ever since I gave you the news.

Adam: I mean, I’M… yeah, I’m — I’m still in shock. You know, it’s — it’s a lot to process.

Sally: For all of us.

Adam: Uh, I really needed someone to talk to, so I spoke to chelsea. I hope you don’t mind.

Sally: I get it. This baby is gonna affect her and connor’s lives, too. I mean, we’re all gonna be a part of the same big extended family.

Adam: You’re right. That’s what I was talking to chelsea about is having a family with you.

Sally: I’m sure she was thrilled about that.

Adam: She can be thoughtful and understanding.

Sally: Well, that’s not my experience.

Adam: Well, regardless, she and connor are gonna have to adapt.

Sally: Yeah, I’m not worried so much about them. It’s you. Can you adapt?

Adam: Look, that’s — it’s why I wanted to talk to you. Okay?

[ Clears throat ] You don’t have to worry about me. I’m on board. I’m excited to bring this new life into the world with you. A little girl or boy. I can’t wait for it. You are going to be an incredible mother.

Sally: Well, thank you for saying that.

Adam: And I heard you, by the way. I — I know that this baby changes nothing between us. And I didn’t want to believe that, but chelsea set me on the right path. She told me that I need to get a grip on the reality of the situation, or I would, um, regret it. I know what a mess it would be if I tried to use this to get close to you again. I would just push you away.

Sally: It’s very true.

Adam: Yeah. And if I pushed you away, I would lose my chance to be the best possible father to our baby. And that is what I want to be. Very much. Okay everyone, our mission is complete balanced nutrition. 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. I used to pre-rinse dishes cause my old detergent

Sally: Well, this is a good start. But I have to wonder…

Adam: What?

Sally: I mean, why did you feel the need to run over here and bang on my door? Just didn’t seem that urgent to me.

Adam: I don’t know. Maybe not.

Sally: Did you want to just interrupt me and nick and ruin our evening?

Adam: No, not really. That was just a bonus.

Sally: [ Scoffs ]

Adam: I… I assume that you would be concerned about how I was going to react, so I wanted to address it head on and quickly… so you could rest easy. I mean, you seem relieved now.

Sally: I am. And I appreciate that.

Adam: And it’s also because I wanted to say these things out loud so I could hold myself accountable. It’s like I’m making a vow. I mean, we have a long road ahead of us, so it’s good to set the ground rules early, right?

Sally: Wow. This is the most mature I’ve ever seen you act.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] What, like — like an actual grown-up?

Sally: [ Chuckles ] Well, I mean, I wouldn’t get that carried away.

Adam: Come on.

[ Both laugh ]

Tucker: I feel like I owe you my deepest thanks.

Ashley: Why? Because I’ve put you in a position where you have to acquiesce to my demands?

Tucker: No, no, no. I’m not thrilled about that part, but… your heart’s in the right place. And you’re looking out for me and devon.

Ashley: Yeah. So it seems that you flip-flopped, now you think that my intentions are pure?

Tucker: When it comes to my selling my business, yeah.

Ashley: Oh.

Tucker: Yeah. No, I’m — I’m genuinely moved by this gesture.

[ Chuckles ] You know…

[ Chuckles ] …You buying my debt and forcing my hand like this might be the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for me. How pathetic is that? But it seems like you’ve got my well-being as a priority here. That’s not something that I’ve had in my life very often, so… and you can — you can see that I’m trying to be a good father, and I don’t really know how. You’re trying to help me become one, and I’m — I’m grateful for it.

Ashley: It’s very nice that you’ve had this epiphany. It’s not enough. I mean, it was my idea, and I made the first move, but you have to take it from here or the entire thing is completely meaningless.

Tucker: No, I understand that, but, you know, devon has made it clear that he does not want to hear from me, so… he — he has put up a serious wall between us right where he wants it. This whole maneuver might be for naught.

Ashley: Well, maybe I haven’t made myself clear. Failure is not an option.

Victor: So, you have an idea who might want to protect tucker mccall?

Nikki: I do.

Victor: Who?

Nikki: Ashley.

Victor: Ashley? She hates the guy.

Nikki: Now hear me out. They have gotten close since he came back to town.

Victor: I wasn’t aware of that.

Nikki: Granted, she claims that she spent time with him trying to gather information, wanting to know what diane was up to, wanting to know what tucker had planned for jabot. But she got closer to him than she needed to.

Victor: Oh, my god. I-I just don’t buy it. I heard that once she found out what he was up to, she hopped on the next plane back to paris.

Nikki: And then she came right back just as quickly. Now, he could have made all sorts of appeals to get her to come back. I know she has seen him since. And who knows? Maybe the old feelings have returned. She loved him once.

Victor: Ashley is too smart to fall for that B.S.

Nikki: Darling, it has nothing to do with intelligence. When you love someone, you are more apt to overlook their misdeeds.

Victor: She could be behind all this? I just find that so hard to believe.

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Sally: What’s going on?

Nick: I got a call from christian’s nanny. I guess he had a nightmare.

Sally: Oh, no.

Nick: Yeah, he’s pretty shaken up.

Sally: He needs his dad.

Nick: Yeah. How’s it going over there? Is he behaving?

Sally: Oh, he is being reasonable and civil.

Nick: All right. Well, if he sticks to that, then everything’s gonna be okay.

Sally: Well, that’s what i want to believe.

Nick: Good night.

Sally: Good night. Take care of christian.

Nick: Yep.

Sally: Uh, he… had to get out of here. And, actually, I should get some rest. It’s been a really big day.

Adam: Yeah. I’m sure. Well, get upstairs and, uh… go hop in bed. And do not answer the door if some drunk lunatic comes knocking.

Sally: It’s good advice.

Adam: I’ll be in touch.

Sally: You know… I’m really glad we talked. But I hope you’re as committed to your vow in the morning as you are tonight.

Adam: Nothing is going to change in the cold light of day. But as long as we’re being honest with each other, I have to say this. You know, now with the baby on the way, it’s going to be hard at times to… not think about what might have been. But that’s my problem, not yours.

Sally: And you felt that you

had to say that?

Adam: Look, it’s not gonna be a problem for us. I just — I want you to have the happiness that you deserve. Now more than ever.

Sally: Thank you.

Devon: Hey, do you think dominic’s getting a little squished in that crib?

Abby: I don’t know. Do you think we should get him a big-boy bed?

Devon: I was thinking about it. Might fall out of it, though, huh?

Abby: I mean, they have those rails that you can put on the side, but…

Devon: That’s true.

Abby: I don’t know. He just seems kind of young.

Devon: Lily would know. I should ask her. Or…

Abby: You know what? I could ask victoria. I’m sure she has the perfect date to do that.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Devon: Yeah? What, she got it written down on a chart somewhere?

Abby: Oh, you know her. She’s hyper organized.

Devon: Hello?

Tucker: Hi. Hi. Uh, glad I caught you.

Devon: Yeah, you sure did catch me. I didn’t look at the phone before I picked it up.

Tucker: Lucky me. Um, how are you?

Devon: Busy.

Tucker: Okay. I won’t take much of your time. Just wondering if maybe you and I could meet sometime soon.

Devon: No, there’s really nothing you can say that I want to hear.

Tucker: I totally understand your reluctance. But I think that if… I think that you’d be interested, uh… once you hear what I have to — to share with you. So if you could just find a little time — hello? Hung up.

Devon: I don’t know why tucker would think that I’d want him back in my life after what he tried to do.

Abby: You’re not just a little bit curious what he has to say?

Devon: What he has to say? No, I’m not. It’s just gonna be more garbage.

Abby: Okay. But maybe he’s being sincere. I mean, maybe he wants to patch things up with you.

Abby: That conversation you had with your mom really changed your mind about him, didn’t it?

Abby: I don’t know. Maybe. Look, I have my issues with tucker — everybody does — but… he’s your father, and you’re estranged from everyone else in your family. Maybe that’s why he’s reaching out.

Well, he’s not gonna change, though.

Abby: Well, my mom’s hopeful that he could. I don’t know. Maybe it’s her influence on him. Or… maybe he just feels like he’s given you enough time and enough space that he can reach out to you again.

Devon: So you think I should give him another chance?

Abby: Start small.

[ Chuckles ] Just listen to him. That can’t hurt, could it?

Nikki: Wouldn’t it be poetic justice if ashley took tucker’s company from him?

Victor: Huh. I would love to see that bastard get what’s coming to him.

[ Cellphone rings ] Yes? Okay, send him in. Adam is here.

Nikki: Oh. Were you expecting him?

Victor: No, I wasn’T.

Nikki: Well, I’m sure he wants to speak to you privately, so, uh, I’ll see you upstairs.

Victor: Sure, sweetheart. Hey, son.

Adam: Hi. Uh, I hope I’m not intruding. I know it’s a little late.

Nikki: Yes, it is. You must have something urgent on your mind, so, uh, I’ll leave you to it.

Victor: Thank you, my darling. Want a drink?

Adam: Uh, no. I’m not gonna be here long.

Victor: What brings you by at this hour?

Adam: I would like to know what you have up your sleeve.

Victor: What do you mean, what I have up my sleeve?

Adam: This mysterious offer that you were talking about. You know, since we last spoke, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I want for my future. And if you’re telling me the truth, that you have a huge opportunity and you’re not just stringing me along, I would like to hear your plan right now. Ma ma ma ma

[Clears throut]

Victor: I need a little bit more time before I tell you the details of my plan.

Adam: And why is that?

Victor: Because things aren’t all in place yet.

Adam: Oh. Okay. So if it falls through, we both can just shrug and say, “hey, it would’ve been nice”?

Victor: Spare me your sarcasm, all right? Things will work out.

Adam: Are you telling me to be positive and to be optimistic?

Victor: I’m telling you to be positive?

Adam: Dad, that’s not really my thing. But I would like to know what you think could be comparable to running newman. Because this unwillingness to share any information with me is not exactly building the trust that you claim you want us to have.

Victor: I’m about to acquire mccall unlimited.

Adam: Wait a minute. You think you could take tucker’s company?

Victor: Once we’ve acquired mccall unlimited… it’ll be an entity standing on its own. Not be folded into newman. It’ll be a vast and powerful company. And I want you to run it.

Devon: I don’t know. I just wish I had your optimism.

Abby: Well, you can have some of mine. I have plenty to spare.

Devon: I know you do.

Abby: Look, I’m not saying that you have to meet with him face to face, and you don’T. I’m just saying have a conversation with him, hear him out.

Devon: Eh… I just feel like I’ve been down that road before, and he’s done nothing but lie. He lies and lies and lies, and I don’t want to put myself through that again.

Abby: Well, if you feel like he’s scamming you, then just shut it down.

Devon: That’s easy to say. Because, I mean, part of me would love if he was somebody that I could trust and I could go to for advice. You know? I need help sometimes. I need…

Abby: You need a father.

Devon: Well, the problem is, is he knows that, and he uses it to try and get close to me. And I just have too much going on right now to worry about what he’s got going on or what he’s up to.

Abby: I am just so sorry.

Devon: No, it’s okay. Don’t be sorry. Don’t be sorry. This is my real father. And he knew what to do.

Abby: He would.

Devon: Yeah, I know.

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Devon: But listen to me. I appreciate everything that you’re doing, everything that you’re saying. Okay? Just talking to you makes me feel better.

Abby: Oh, really?

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Abby: You don’t seem like you feel better.

Devon: I — I do. I promise you, I do. Just being close to you makes me feel better. Always has.

Abby: There’s no place I’d rather be.

Devon: Oh?

Abby: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: I don’t know why i would’ve expected anything different. He just doesn’t want to hear from me. It’s gonna be a challenge just to get him to have a conversation with me, let alone make a deal.

Ashley: You love a challenge. The higher the stakes, the better. And this risk has the ultimate reward — a real relationship with your child. I need you to get busy, or I’m gonna be really angry that I’ve wasted my time on you.

Tucker: That your idea of a pep talk, or is that a threat?

Ashley: Whatever it takes to get you to do this. Make it happen.

Tucker: Okay. I appreciate the effort. What happens beyond this?

Ashley: What do you mean?

Tucker: Mm. Well, let’s say I’m successful and devon wants to take over my company. What then? Is this solely about my redemption, or is this about us, too?

Ashley: Well, um… if you make it happen, and that’s a pretty big if… I guess that would go a long way in making me believe that you actually… I mean, really, truly want to change and be a better man. But first things first. Type 2 diabetes?

Sally: [ Sighs ]

[ Tablet ringing ] Hey. Is everything okay with christian?

Nick: Oh, he’s fine. He just needed some reassurance. He’s already back to sleep.

Sally: Dad to the rescue.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. So, how’d you leave things with adam?

Sally: I got out of there as soon as you left. But we parted on good terms, I think.

Nick: That’s good. You know, this doesn’t have to be the end of our evening. You could always come out to my place and stay the night.

Sally: Tempting, but I am exhausted. I think I’m just gonna stay here. But I’ll see you in the morning.

Nick: Excellent.

Sally: Hey, why did you video chat me instead of calling?

Nick: I just wanted to see you smile one more time.

[ Both laugh ]

Sally: Good night, nick.

Nick: Good night.

Adam: Running mccall. That’s A… that’s a big job.

Victor: It’s a hell of a big job.

Adam: So, what, um… what are you planning to do to steal tucker’s company away from him?

Victor: I’m not ready to talk about it.

Adam: Why? You gonna make me the fall guy? You gonna install me at the top of the company, he comes after me, he leaves you alone?

Victor: Son, please stop your paranoia, okay? Not at all.

Adam: Well, then, what is the holdup?

Victor: I’ve run into a roadblock. I’m about to find out who’s causing it. Once I’ve found out… I’m going to make my next move. “Coffee tomorrow morning? I’ll give you 30 minutes.”

[ Cellphone chimes ] “Coffee tomorrow morning. I’ll give you 30 minutes.”

Tucker: Looks like devon changed his mind.

Ashley: Really? He’s gonna talk to you?

Tucker: Yeah, he’s giving me 30 minutes tomorrow morning.

Ashley: Mm.

Tucker: Thank you.

Ashley: I didn’t do much.

Tucker: May have been enough.

Ashley: I’m thrilled for you. But, tucker… don’t screw it up. Well, this could be your last chance with devon.

Tucker: No, you’re right. It’S… there’s way too much on the line for me to fail now.

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