Y&R Transcript Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Summer: Is this for real? Mom, are you real?

Phyllis: I’m real. I’m so sorry.

[ Summer crying ]

Summer: I don’t under– I don’t understand. Wha– what’ happening? What’s happening?

Audra: I’ll confirm the venue for the meeting next month with the vendors. Anything else I should be aware of?

Nate: I’ll be heading to L.A. For a few days. I need you to run point for me.

Audra: Vacation?

Nate: Not this time. There are some streaming platforms out west newman’s looking to acquire. If all goes well, they’ll be folded into newman media. I believe in-person meetings are key to a successful negotiation.

Audra: Sounds brilliant.

Nate: New challenge. I’m looking forward to it.

Audra: Well, I’m pleased you trust me enough to leave me in charge.

Nate: Well, that goes without saying.

Audra: Given the choice, though, um, I’d rather accompany you. You know, this could be a learning opportunity for me.

[ Nate chuckling ]

Nate: I appreciate your enthusiasm, audra, but I need you here, holding down the fort.

Audra: Look, I’m sure victoria would be okay with it. This trip could be a valuable experience.

Nate: I think it’s great you want to master every aspect of the job. Really, I do. But the thing is, I’ll be doing that myself. Acting as second under victoria. She’ll be traveling with me.

Nick: Just wait ’til you hear dad’s latest move.

Victoria: If it’s about him finalizing his deal with tucker so adam can have a new toy to break, I already know.

Nick: Close. The two are related.

Victoria: Okay, I give up. What has dad done now?

Nick: He wants me to take an immediate leave of absence as coo.

Victoria: Excuse me?

[ Victoria scoffing ] Why would he even suggest something like that? I need you here.

[ Nick sighing ]

Nick: He wants me to run mccall unlimited with adam or whatever it is they plan on calling it. But he seems to think the company needs me to get it back on its feet.

Victoria: This is what he meant when he warned me that I would regret not buying mccall.

[ Sighing ] He wants to steal my entire team right out from underneath me.

Michael: Hey. Thanks for meeting me here so quickly. Sit, sit, sit.

Jack: No thanks needed. I know you just came from seeing diane. Hopefully, you have some good news for me.

Michael: Well, I have news. I’m afraid it’s not good.

Jack: Okay, I’m listening.

Michael: I have a contact in the coroner’s office in the jurisdiction near pheasant lake.

Jack: Where they found stark’s body.

Michael: Um, off the record, she has agreed to share his presumed manner of death.

Jack: So suicide? Accidental drowning? Have they done a toxicology screening?

Michael: Jack, they’re doing an autopsy. Until it’s finished, none of these findings are conclusive. But according to my source, it appears to be a homicide.

Phyllis: Hey, baby. I know it’s a shock. I know it’s a shock.

Summer: I got– I got this call from somebody offering to explain what happened to my mom. But I didn’t know that it was you. It didn’t sound like you.

Phyllis: I was in a coffee shop, and I– I gave the waitress some money. She’s the one who called you. That was the only way I could know that you would get here alone.

Summer: Oh, my god. Daniel, he was just–

Phyllis: No, no, no. We’re not calling da– shh, shh. We’re not calling daniel. You’re the only one who can know I’m alive.

Summer: Not even daniel?

Phyllis: No, not even daniel. I can’t trust him.

Summer: What? What do you mean?

Phyllis: It’s not that he’s not trustworthy. Listen, baby, he’s going through so much right now and he might want to do the right thing, you know what I mean? And tell people about my secret.

Summer: No. Daniel is going through hell right now, mom.

Phyllis: Summer, listen to me. You’re the only one who can know that I’m alive. I mean it. You’re the only one I can trust. You’re the only one who can know what happened. And what I need to do because of it from this moment forward.

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Summer: I don’t understand. You can come home now. What else needs to happen?

Phyllis: Oh, summer, there’s so much I need to explain to you.

Summer: No, mom, you need to listen to me. Whatever this is, this– this stunt that you pulled. You’ve hurt so many people. And daniel and I have been devastated, but we need you. So whatever you did, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter to me. And it’s not going to matter to anyone who loves you.

Phyllis: [ Laughing ] Summer, um–

Summer: No! The only thing that matters, mom, is that you’re alive. You’re alive! And you’re– and you’re going to come home with me.

[ Phyllis sniffling ]

Audra: I had no idea. You know, I see you as such a pro, I forget you’re on a learning curve, too. Maybe I can tag along on the next trip.

Nate: Thanks for understanding.

Audra: I’ll hold the ship afloat while you’re gone.

Nate: I appreciate that, audra.

Audra: Oh, you know, I wonder if elena might be able to join you, you know, since she couldn’t make it last time. I bet she will love to go.

Nick: I hadn’t thought about inviting elena. I wouldn’t want to seem unprofessional by asking if my girlfriend could tag along.

Audra: Oh, um, I’m sorry. I might have misunderstood. I just thought that you invited her last time you were traveling on business.

Nick: I did. Good thing she couldn’t make it because it was nonstop work. She would have been bored stiff.

Jack: Homicide?

Michael: Apparently.

Jack: How is that– how can they know for sure?

Michael: No longer being the D.A., I can only get so much information. My source was taking a risk by telling me as much as she did.

Jack: Wow. There’s a lot to wrap my head around.

Michael: Yeah, join the club.

Jack: If they think it’s murder, there’s going to be a full out investigation, right?

Michael: By the local sheriff’s department? Yes. Since the lake itself is in an unincorporated area.

Jack do the authorities have any leads? Can they tie phyllis’ murder to stark’s death in any way?

Michael: You know as much as I do, and I don’t have a whole lot to go on, jack. But what I do know, what I do know, in terms of diane’s defense, this is a double edged sword.

Jack: That makes no sense. I would think stark’s death would indicate there was much more at play. Especially if he’s murdered.

Michael: All right, listen–

Jack: Diane is out of commission. I mean, unless somebody thinks she’s a mob boss who can call a hit inside prison and have it carried out while she’s in there. No. Basic– basic intelligence would tell you she’s not involved in that. She didn’t kill stark, she didn’t kill phyllis. And this latest development–

Michael: Jack! Jack, until I learned more about stark’s murder, I don’t know what any of this means.

Jack: At least we know this guy can’t testify against her in court.

Michael: True. However, he also can’t exonerate her. We used to struggle with greasy messes.

Nick: Dad actually warned you about mccall and what would happen if you didn’t acquire it?

Victoria: It wasn’t so much a warning as an I told you so. Just tell me, please, that you turned down his offer.

Nick: Vic, come on. There’s no way I’m bailing on you to go and babysit adam. I’m pretty sure mom’s not going anywhere either.

Victoria: Can you imagine our mother and adam running a company together? That’ll be the day. So what else did dad have to share? Any other suggestions that I should know about?

Nick: Uh, didn’t learn much, except that mccall seems to be in shambles, and… he thinks adam’s going to need the full support of the family to write the ship.

Victoria: He’s gonna need a lot more than that.

Nick: I actually think this was just some play to get me and adam to back away from sally.

Victoria: Yes, that seems about right.

Nick: Once I realized what he was up to, I rejected his offer and walked out.

Victoria: You know, leave it to our father to buy an entire conglomerate so he can try to manipulate all the people around him.

Nick: He doesn’t seem to know when he needs to let people manage their own lives. And with a baby on the way, it’s just going to get worse. He can’t see it. I mean, the more he pushes sally away, the more he risks being shut out of his granddaughter’s life.

Phyllis: Listen to me. Okayyou need to listen to me. I wish I could come home… but unfortunately, it can’t happen.

Summer: Why? None of this makes any sense.

[ Phyllis sighing ]

Phyllis: I made some mistakes. [ Sighing ] I did some stupid things. I trusted the wrong man.

Summer: Stark?

Phyllis: Yeah.

Summer: Tell me what happened.

Phyllis: He manipulated me, you know? Um… he played on my deepest, darkest fears, you know? And he convinced me to marry him and then we had this plan to take diane down and put her in prison for the rest of her life.

Summer: Mom… what have you done?

Phyllis: I don’t know. I’m just being honest with you. I’m just being honest, summer.

Summer: How did you think that it was gonna–

Phyllis: I wasn’t thinking. I was out of my mind. I wasn’t thinking. Then, when I finally came to my senses… and I told him I didn’t want to go forward with the plan anymore, he threatened me. He was gonna kill me.

Jack: The more I think about it, the more I believe that stark’s death proves diane didn’t kill phyllis.

Michael: I don’t understand your logic, jack. Yeah, I agree that diane being in jail rules her out as a suspect in stark’s murder, but how? How does that absolve her of phyllis’s death?

Jack: To me, it’s obvious. Phyllis is poisoned. Days later, stark is murdered. That’s just a coincidence? Come on, one person could have killed both of them.

Michael: There’s no evidence to suggest that.

Jack: Yet. And maybe there never will be any. But think about it. Stark is a known criminal, out on parole, involved in fraud and money laundering and god knows what else on an international scale. He’s been hanging out with some very dangerous people who are experts at hiding evidence. Maybe he crossed one of them. His past caught up with him and phyllis. I’m steve, I lost 138 pounds in nine months on golo

Michael: I get why stark would be the target of a killer, but why phyllis?

Jack: I don’t know. Diane was never certain where stark got the funding to carry out his schemes. Whoever he was dealing with back then maybe felt shorted when he went to prison and they wanted their money back. And maybe that was the money that he was pressuring diane for.

Michael: If that were the case, why wouldn’t stark have taken the money you offered him initially?

Jack: No, that was a direct response to diane. A not-so-veiled threat that this is about more than just money.

Michael: Even if your theory were correct, despite the lack of evidence, it only accounts for a hit on stark. Again, why phyllis?

Jack: She was his new wife. Whoever these people are came to town knowing that his former partner in crime lived in genoa city. Maybe they thought that was phyllis.

Michael: It was diane.

Jack: Well, we know that. They thought they were looking for taylor jensen. Any woman in town could have been taylor jensen. Maybe phyllis’s murder is a case of mistaken identity. Maybe she’s just collateral damage.

Michael: Jack, I know you’re looking for an answer, but that is not it. There is a mountain of evidence that exists, and it points to a premeditated crime perpetrated by diane.

Jack: I will do anything I can to get justice for phyllis. I feel she deserves at least that from me. Diane didn’t do this. I have to defend her.

Michael: Okay, jack, the two of us are committed to the same two causes. Justice for phyllis and diane. But right now, we only know one thing. Diane is the only suspect in phyllis’s murder that is still alive to talk about it.

Nate: Hi.

Elena: Hey. Your message said you have some news. What’s up?

Nate: I have to go home and pack.

Elena: Okay. Why? I’m heading to L.A. For work.

Elena: For how long?

Nate: Just a few days. But when I get back, I would love to go somewhere with you. A short vacation, you know? One week, just the two of us. Where would you like to go?

Elena: Okay, wait, back up. So, you’re going away on business?

Nate: Wall to wall meetings out west with some streamers we’d like to acquire. But I realize what I really want to do right now is get away with you somewhere. You know? No work involved.

Elena: I see.

Nate: We’ve been kicking it around for quite a while now. Why not make it happen?

Elena: We can discuss it. But who is we?

Nate: What do you mean?

Elena: Well, you just said that there are some streamers on the west coast that we would like to acquire, so I’m wondering, are you going alone or are you going with someone else?

Victoria: You know, it makes no difference what you and sally think. Once that baby arrives, there’s no way in hell that you’re gonna be able to keep it away from dad. Not to mention, this is not your fight. Sally and adam are the parents, so really, it’s up to them.

Nick: Thank you for the reminder.

Victoria: It’s the truth, nick. Hey, um, I’m gonna be going to los angeles for a couple of days, and I need you to take the reins. I hope that’s not too much to ask.

Nick: Sure. Mom going with you?

Victoria: No, she’ll be here.

Nick: Well, she’s the co-ceo. Shouldn’t she be in charge?

Victoria: Look, we both know how much she loves seeing you in more of a leadership role. So the job is yours for a couple of days. Deal with it.

[ Nick chuckling ]

Nick: Okay. Um… you going alone?

Victoria: No. Did you have a chance to look over those p&l reports that I sent you?

Nick: Hold up. If mom’s not going out of town, who are you going with? Don’t tell me–

Victoria: I know what I’m doing, nick. Leave it alone.

Summer: Why didn’t you come to me before? Why didn’t you tell me that stark was making threats? Jack got all this extra security for us. He could have had you covered, too.

Phyllis: Jack wouldn’t have lifted a finger for me. And then, you and daniel… I thought you hated me. I thought everyone hated me.

[ Summer sighing ] And that prompted me to do something really… stupid and idiotic, you know?

Summer: Mom, daniel and I, we never hated you. Yes, we disagreed with you, but, mom, we love you. We’ve been wrecks since that night.

Phyllis: I know. I know. I’ve been watching you. I saw how much pain you were in. I’m so sorry. [ Sobbing ] That’s why I needed to meet with you. I wanted you to know that I am okay. I couldn’t go through with it. And listen, I understand. I really understand if you and your brother hate me and never want to forgive me.

Summer: No, no. Those days are over, mom. That’s not gonna happen. We are on your side, no matter what.

[ Phyllis sighing ]

Phyllis: Summer… when you find out what I did… I don’t think you’re gonna feel that way. I don’t think you’re gonna be on my side.

Summer: Mom… how guilty are you? Welcome to my digestive system.

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Nick: You telling me to leave it alone makes me ten times more concerned.

Victoria: Okay, let me make this easy for you. As ceo of newman media, nate will be accompanying me to los angeles. The meetings that we will be attending pertain to the various streaming platforms that we would like to acquire. While I could certainly handle them on my own, it makes sense that the head of newman media would be present, don’t you think?

Nick: I’m sure you know all of the reasons why this is a terrible idea.

Victoria: And I’m sure that you’re aware that I’m really not interested in your opinion.

Nate: So yeah, I’ll be on my own in california.

Elena: Sounds dull. Wish I could join you.

Nate: Too last minute, huh?

Elena: Yeah, but when you get back, I should be able to take some time off.

Nate: Great. Any thoughts on where you’d like to go?

Elena: No, but I’ll look into it while you’re away. Maybe something scenic, maybe something intimate. You have any preferences?

Nate: Surprise me. As long as I’m with you, I’ll be happy.

Elena: That’s really sweet of you.

Nate: Okay, let me get home and figure out what I’m packing.

Elena: Mm, I hear cali’s having a heat wave, so it should be pretty hot.

Nate: I will keep that in mind. Bye-bye.

Phyllis: Well, what I did, it’s not important. The important thing is that jeremy stark manipulated the whole situation to make it look like…

[ Sighing ] It was all me. If anybody found out about what we did, I would be the one who would be implicated.

Summer: So… none of it was real? The poison, the… the ambulance crash, it wasn’t–

Phyllis: No, it wasn’t real.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: So, if you’re alive, and all of that was fake… that means that diane’s innocent.

Phyllis: Diane’s innocent? There’s nothing innocent about diane. Everything diane touches dies. Everything. She lies, manipulates. She drives wedges between people. Good god, you know that now. Jack and ashley, me and jack, you and me, you and kyle. You’re either on diane’s side or you are her victim.

Summer: I know, I know. God. I know diane has been causing problems for me and kyle way before this.

Phyllis: And the worst thing she did, she let her son believe that she was dead for years and years. He’s still dealing with the aftermath of that.

Summer: You just did that exact thing. Mom, you faked your own death. You– you– you abandoned your children.

Phyllis: My children are adults. They’re not little kids. And I couldn’t go through with it. I’m here now. But diane let kyle believe that she was dead for years. I would never do that to a little child, who doesn’t understand death or loss.

Summer: God, just… I can’t believe that your priorities are so out of whack that you would let us all suffer like that. You would let the people who love you believe that you’re dead. No. Mom. You’re coming home with me, okay? You’re going to make things right with everyone in genoa city.

Phyllis: I can’t do that. You don’t know the whole story.

Summer: If it’s because of stark, if it’s because you’re afraid of him, you don’T… you don’t have to worry about that anymore. He’s dead, so he can’t hurt you. And everything else we can straighten out. I promise you that.

Phyllis: They found him. Oh, no, I thought I’d have more time.

Summer: Found him?

Phyllis: Jeremy stark is the reason I can’t return to genoa city. Because… I’m the reason he’s dead.

Jack: Hey, I’m sorry for coming by after visiting hours, but I pulled a few strings because this can’t wait.

Diane: Why are you here again?

Jack: I have news.

Diane: I told you I don’t want to see you. Nothing’s changed.

[ Sighing ] Why are you doing this to me?

Jack: I am here because I love you. Because we have spent too many years apart and I don’t want to spend another day without you. And I think the news I have might actually get you out of here.

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Diane: I don’t want you here, jack. It’s not your choice. You don’t have a say. I’m the one in the cell. I’m the one who’s staring at these walls and I am telling you to stay away.

Jack: Once you hear what we’ve discovered–

Diane: You know what? I don’t care what it is. Michael can tell me.

[ Scoffing ] Don’t you get it? My life is over. There is nothing left to be done, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner we can all just move on.

Jack: Don’t do this. Don’t push away the people who love you. You can’t give up.

Diane: This is not about giving up. It’s about doing what’s best for my family and not subjecting you to the pain of my experiences. You all did just fine in the past without me being in your lives and you can do the same again. And that’s the way it has to be.

Summer: You didn’t– you didn’t kill jeremy stark.

Phyllis: I’m afraid I did.

Summer: Why? H– how?

Phyllis: You and daniel were in so much pain. I couldn’t go through with the plan. And then he told me if I pulled out of the plan and I sent him back to prison, well, he would never let that happen. And he said killing me was A… a victimless crime.

Summer: He said that to you?

Phyllis: Yeah, he did. He put his hands on me. And he said that I was his now.

Summer: Oh, my god, mom.

Phyllis: And the whole thing would cost me. And I tried to escape. And he stopped me. And he pushed me away. And he picked up scissors and he came toward me and he was gonna slice my throat. He was gonna kill me. Summer, I couldn’t let that happen. I couldn’t let it happen. I couldn’T. And he was strong, but I was desperate. I was desperate, and I took my nails and I put them into his face. And I took those scissors.

[ Gasping ] And it went black. I don’t even remember. I don’t even remember, but it went black. And I looked down and he was in a pool of blood. I killed him to protect myself.

[ Summer exhaling ] I didn’t want to die.

Summer: What– what– what did you do then?

Phyllis: I cleaned up the room and I wrapped him in the shower curtain. I made it look like one of his criminal buddies from prison did it.

Summer: Oh…

[ Phyllis gasping ] I sealed my fate. I can never go home. I have to come up with a plan to fix this.

Summer: No, mom, I’m not gonna let you think like that. It’s not too late. We can go to the police and we can make them understand what happened.

Phyllis: No. Shh. Shh. Stop it. That’s not gonna happen. Okay? You got it? That’s not gonna happen. You must never, ever tell a soul about this.

Nick: You may not want my opinion, but I’m gonna give it to you anyway.

Victoria: Of course you are.

Nick: This is a mistake. You taking nate on this trip with you, you can call it business all you want.

Victoria: Because it is.

Nick: Are we really gonna play this game? You’re obviously involved with this guy.

Victoria: I have known nate for a long time. We’re friends. We’re colleagues. That’s it.

Nick: Oh, come on, vic.

Victoria: Stay out of it, nick. It’s none of your business.

[ Nick scoffing ]

Nick: You know, we both know when you mix business with pleasure, you tend to, uh, throw judgment out the window.

Victoria: I can’t believe you went there. Nate is nothing like ashland. And by the way, you’ve been in the same exact position before, so don’t be such a hypocrite.

Nick: How long do you think it’s gonna be before people realize you’re having a fling with your subordinate?

Victoria: Well, I don’t know. How long before people noticed that you and sally were together? (Vo) red lobster’s finer points of fun dining:

Nick: There are some clear and obvious differences with you and nate and me and sally, but let’s just forget about that for a second. I’m sure you think you have control of this situation. I think you’re playing with fire. Everything is going great for you right now, vic, but you feel like you gotta take this big risk.

Victoria: Don’t be ridiculous.

Nick: He’s got a girlfriend. He’s got this whole life outside of newman media. I mean, what are you doing? Are you working towards a relationship with this guy, or are you just having fun?

Victoria: You know, nick, just as you asked me to respect your privacy with sally, I would ask you for the same courtesy.

Nick: I care about you, all right?

Victoria: I care about you, too, even when you’re a complete knucklehead.

Nick: Well, I can’t shake the feeling that you’re about to blow up everything that you’ve worked so hard for.

Victoria: Well, I’m sorry. You’ll have to excuse me if I don’t see it that way. So, are we finished? I have a lot I have to do before I go to los angeles.

Nick: Yeah, sure. Safe travels. Of course, I will look after everything while you’re gone.

Victoria: I appreciate that.

Nick: I really hope you don’t end up regretting this trip.

[ Victoria sighing ]

Elena: This is dr. Dawson.

Audra: Hey, it’s audra. Uh, where are you? Did I catch you at a bad time?

Elena: Oh, I’m just catching up on some cases, and apparently I have to go home and help nate pack for his trip to los angeles. You know, things are actually getting better between us.

Audra: Really?

Elena: Yeah. He’s been really sweet lately. Um, if you have time for coffee tomorrow, I can catch you up on it.

Audra: Can’t wait.

Jack: I know you have spent a lot of your adult life on your own. Living a secret life with no one you could trust, no one you could count on. Was just you against the world. I am offering you a way out of that, if you will let me. My purpose these days, my purpose in life, is to be the man you can depend on. To do everything in my power to see that you walk out of here a free woman and I am not staying away. I’m not. Not now, not ever. And not because you need me. Because I need you.

Diane: Jack…

Jack: Marry me.

Diane: What?

Jack: I’m serious. We’re already engaged. Let’s seal the deal. Let’s do it now, sooner rather than later, before the trial. I want to be your husband through every moment of this ordeal. But you have to trust me. Believe in me. Marry me.

Phyllis: Listen to me. If you tell anyone that I am alive, diane will get off. And I will pay and pay and pay. The authorities will hunt me down. They will not stop until they find me and I will spend the rest of my life in prison, or I’ll be looking over my shoulder. Is that what you want for me?

Summer: I don’t want to lie to the people that I love. But I don’t want to lose you, either. I can’T. I can’t lose you again. I don’t have the strength to do that. Mom, I need you.

Phyllis: I’m sorry, baby. I’m sorry I put this in your hands. I’m sorry I put you in this position. It’s not fair.

Summer: No, it’s not fair. I’m just scared. I’m scared that if you don’t come with me right now and clear all of this up, I’m just scared that I’m never gonna see you again.

Phyllis: Ah, no, no. I don’t intend for that to happen. That will never happen, okay? All right? Hey, listen to me. It all boils down to this, okay? You either save your mother-in-law… or you save me. All right? Because if I reveal myself, diane will be exonerated and my life will be over. Or… you give me time to come up with a plan that works. Summer, all I need is time. I just need time, okay? Can you do that? Listen. Whatever you decide… I love you, supergirl. All right? Whatever you decide, I love you. I’ll never stop loving you. ‘Kay? I have to go.

[ Summer sniffling ]

[ Muttering inaudibly ]

[ Summer sighing ]

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