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Tucker: Hello.

Ashley: Hello.

Tucker: Surprised?

Ashley: Yes.

[ Tucker chuckling ]

Tucker: You did ask me to move in with you. Did you not?

Ashley: I vaguely remember having that conversation with you. I just didn’t know it was gonna be tonight.

Tucker: Right. I thought I’d roll the dice. That is if your offer was serious and you meant it.

Ashley: Of course, I meant it. You belong here, as long as you behave.

Tucker: Oh. Is that the real reason why you invited me here?

Ashley: Maybe.

Tucker: You want me to be here?

Michael: Hm. Thank you. So, how was your day?

Lauren: Fine. My day was fine.

Michael: That sounds interesting. The weather’s nice. Feels like summer might come early this year.

Lauren: That’s what we’re gonna talk about? The weather?

Michael: I was hoping we could try to renew some sense of normalcy, you know, get things back the way they were. That appears not to be possible, especially in this place. It’s way too much pain, it’s in the air.

Lauren: I think it’s the perfect place to talk about what’s going on. Because this is the last place we saw phyllis alive.

Michael: Do you want to talk about phyllis?

Lauren: Yes, I do want to talk about phyllis. I have been trying to contain myself and I can’t do it anymore. How do you justify defending the woman who murdered our best friend?

[ Jack sighing ]

Jack: Working late? I like to see it.

Billy: Hey, I, uh, sorry, I commandeered the big chair. I just wanted to stay on top of things in your absence. I know that you’re dealing with other things.

Jack: Please, please proceed. I like seeing you here. You are the co-C.E.O. Thank god somebody is here that can focus on the company, keep it running smoothly. I– I can’t give it my full attention these days.

Billy: Yeah. Well, I can, uh, you know, I can get you up to speed on a few things that could use your attention. You know what? I’ll send you an email in the morning. Nothing crazy. Everything’s good. You know, just the way it looks–

Jack: Yeah.

Billy: Sales figures, that kind of thing.

Jack: Yeah.

Billy: Jack, why are you here?

Jack: I needed a diversion, some sense of normalcy. I– I just came from seeing diane.

Billy: Really? I thought kyle said she didn’t want to see anyone.

Jack: Yeah, well, I chose to ignore her. I told her I refused to let this thing come between us, to tear us apart. What’s more, I told her that I wanted to marry her now more than ever and I wanted to do it right away.

Billy: And what did she say?

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: Mom?

Daniel: It’s just me. I came back to check on you.

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Ashley: Mm. What was that for?

Tucker: It’s for you. For us. I mean, I’m happy you didn’t let me give up and run away.

Ashley: Oh, well, I can’t really take credit for that. I just gave you alternative moves that you could make.

Tucker: You cracked the door open just enough for me to believe that maybe we can make it work this time around.

Ashley: Maybe being the operative word. You know, there’s no guarantees.

Tucker: I know. But I’m glad that we both agreed that this is at least worth exploring. And uh, anyway, it was a very romantic gesture to offer to share your home with me and I’m– I’m rather looking forward to seeing the look on jack’s face when he–

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: When he sees me coming down the stairs for breakfast.

Ashley: I don’t want to talk about jack right now.

Tucker: Sure.

Ashley: Let’s not do it. Don’t you want to see your new pad, your new home?

Tucker: Yes, please show me. It’s very nice.

Ashley: Come on. Come on, bring your stuff. These are the stairs.

Tucker: Wow, you can go up?

Ashley: Yes.

Tucker: What about down?

Ashley: Uh-huh.

Michael: Oh, come on. You don’t really believe that. You don’t honestly think that I am defending a woman who cost phyllis her life?

Lauren: I do. Christine is sure that she is to blame and chance is damn good at his job. Do you remember when diane was cuffed and hauled out of here and she begged you to represent her and you refused, as you should? That was your gut telling you, you should not give that woman the benefit of the doubt.

Michael: You’re right. You’re right. How could I not? I was reeling. We all were. We had just found out that phyllis had been poisoned.

Lauren: And after jack pleaded with you personally, you still refused. What superseded your reluctance? Your enormous ego?

Michael: How could you even say that?

Lauren: Because I remember you telling me that victor and nikki were giving you a hard time for even thinking about defending diane. So what was this, the ultimate pushback to prove that you can make your own decisions?

Michael: You hold on now. That is a gross oversimplification. I would not just blithely sacrifice my job with victor because my fragile and enormous ego was bruised.

Lauren: Then tell me. Tell me what it was? Because it certainly seems that your desire to prove a point was more important than everything, including my feelings. You knew exactly how I would react with you defending diane and you went and you did it anyway.

Billy: So you asked diane to marry you, right then and there? And she didn’t give you an answer?

Jack: Nope. I’m not sure why. I thought that offering to marry her now would make her see that my faith in her is unshakeable. That I could make her see that I deeply believe she was coming home. That any day now, we could start to rebuild this new chapter in our lives that– that we dreamed about.

Billy: Yeah. Well, you know, jack, I’m– I’m sure she’s scared, you know, and overwhelmed. I’m not surprised that she put the brakes on. She’s trying to get through her life right now, hour by hour.

Jack: I know– I know all that. That’s why I’m doing everything I can to give her some sense of comfort.

Billy: Yeah, I know. I’m sure she appreciates that, but I can’t imagine she was prepared for you to show up and say, “let’s get hitched right now”, you know. As much as she loves you, and she does love you, that is pretty impulsive.

Jack: Yeah, I will admit to that.

Billy: Look, maybe she’s thinking that there’s more to this than you asking her to marry you.

Jack: Meaning what?

Billy: I think it’s pretty clear that you think things are spinning out of control right now and maybe this is your attempt to desperately find something that you can control.

Jack: Billy, the last thing I need right now is you analyzing me. My suggestion did not come out of the blue. We are engaged. I fully intend to spend the rest of my life with her. I was simply moving up the timetable.

Billy: Why don’t you just slow down a little bit, okay? This isn’t something you can outrun, jack.

Jack: What are you talking about? What am I trying to outrun?

Billy: Not that long ago, you were ready to spend the rest of your life with someone else. Someone that you loved deeply. You called her red, and now she’s gone and I don’t think you’ve even begun to mourn that loss yet.

Daniel: You are overwhelmed and emotional and I think I know what’s going on. I haven’t told anyone this, but I see mom too. I see her all the time. Someone walking by me on the street and– and my heart, it skips a beep.

Summer: This wasn’t like that, daniel. This was real.

Daniel: I know that it seems that way. I mean, those fleeting moments, they– they feel real to me too. But our mind, it plays tricks on us, especially in a stressful situation like this. And I think that’s why mom, she comes to me in my dreams and you know, when I’m alone, sometimes I find myself talking to her. I don’t know, it’s just my way of trying to hold on to her, I guess. Trying to still feel close and connected with her. I just keep thinking about the way she died and going over and over all the unanswered questions.

Summer: What if I had answers to those questions? Moderate to severe eczema

Jack: Once again, you have misconstrued things. My desire to marry diane is quite separate from my need to mourn phyllis.

Billy: With all due respect, I– I disagree, jack. It seems like to me, you’re avoiding your pain and your grief by simply focusing on your future with diane.

Jack: Believe me, I have grieved. I poured my heart out at that memorial service. I am not in denial.

Billy: I’m not saying you are, but what I am saying is that you’re not really allowing yourself to understand what’s going on inside of you. I mean, everything has been moving at warp speed since that gala. I’m sure you haven’t had a second to even take a breath.

Jack: God, that is the truth. That party was so chaotic and the chaos hasn’t stopped since.

Billy: No, it’s been a nonstop nightmare.

Jack: No sooner were we passed the trauma of phyllis’s memorial service, and diane was arrested.

Billy: And you’re gonna do what you do, you’re gonna make sure everyone else is okay. From diane and kyle to daniel and summer, without taking a second for yourself.

Jack: Yeah, I suppose part of that might be true.

Billy: You know what? You and phyllis, you weren’t in the best place when she died and I would imagine that would make her loss even harder. Jack, I think you gotta allow yourself to acknowledge who phyllis was to you. How much she meant to you. You two had a rich, deep history and you got to allow yourself the time to grieve that.

Summer: What I know now is that… everything that we believe to be true is a lie. Mom’s not dead.

[ Daniel sighing ]

Daniel: Summer, I know that you really want to believe that mom’s not dead. I do too.

Summer: Daniel, just listen to me, please. I know that it sounds crazy, but is it really that hard to believe that not everything is as it seems?

Daniel: We saw mom collapse in front of us. Nate and elena, they weren’t pretending to try and help her. They did everything that they could to save her and now we know that she was poisoned and the ambulance crashed and burned. I mean, there’s not a person in this world that could survive all of that.

Summer: What if she survived? And it was all a part of this scheme that was orchestrated by jeremy stark. I mean, you thought that he was involved from the beginning, didn’t you?

Daniel: Yes. But I– I–

Summer: Don’t you see, can’t you see it? He played on all of mom’s emotions. He forced her to be part of his plan for revenge against diane. And frame diane for murder. Mom didn’t have a choice. And even though she regretted things that she’s done, she was– she was trapped.

Daniel: Look, even if any of that is true, why wouldn’t mom come home now? They found stark’s body, she’d be free to come back to us.

Summer: Not if she was the one that killed him.

Daniel: Oh my god, summer. Oh, my god.

Summer: Daniel, listen to me. It was an accident. She was trying to get away from him and she can’t come back to us because then she would be arrested for his murder.

Daniel: If it was self-defense, why wouldn’t she come back and explain everything?

Summer: Because who would believe her? Who would believe her? She would be the one in jail right now for murder instead of diane. Daniel, we have to do something. I don’t know– I don’t know what, but we have to do something. We can’t just let our mom slip away from us forever.

Michael: That’s not at all the way it happened. I didn’t just deliberately take diane’s case to go against your wishes.

Lauren: Then why did you?

Michael: It was victor and nikki’s rush to judgment. They had diane tried and convicted without any awareness of the facts. They didn’t just suspect diane was to blame for phyllis’s murder, they knew it.

Lauren: So, who cares what victor and nikki think, right?

Michael: That’s when I realized that’s just the kind of jury that diane’s gonna go up against in court. A bunch of biased people who have already made up their mind. Everybody deserves legal representation. Guilty or innocent and they deserve an attorney who works to make sure that the system is– that the system works fairly for everybody.

Lauren: Well, I can’t argue with that.

Michael: Exactly.

Lauren: But there are other top attorneys that could have defended her. Lawyers with no emotional ties.

Michael: I think I’m a good attorney because of my emotional ties and you are partially to blame for that. It is why I’m passionate about what I do.

Lauren: Not this time. This is phyllis, our best friend, the victim, the woman who has gone through hell with us.

Michael: You know she meant the world to me.

Lauren: And yet you choose not to fight for her, but her killer could go free because of you. And if that happens, I don’t know if I can ever look at you again.

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Daniel: Summer, I know how hard it is to let go. I’m dealing with it, okay? And I want you to know that I love you and I will be here for you every step of the way. I will.

Summer: You think I’m a wreck, don’t you? You think I’m out of my mind?

Daniel: I think that you have to admit it is a pretty wild string of theories. But I understand. I get why you would be so desperate for there to be something that would tell us that mom’s still out there somewhere.

Summer: She is. I saw her.

Daniel: If only that were true, it would make everything easier between you and kyle and it would probably fix the whole problem with diane.

Summer: It would change everything.

Danie: Yeah, it would. And that’s a nice thought, but it isn’t real. And it’s not healthy for us to be obsessing over things that aren’t gonna happen, summer. You and kyle, you’re gonna be fine. Right now, there is absolutely nothing that either one of us can do. You should really go home and get some rest. Come on. Just let me–

Summer: So you just don’t believe me? You’re not even willing to consider that I’m telling the truth. God, I just wish– I wish that there was a way to show you. I want to prove it to you. Mom! Mom!

[ Summer sobbing ]

Daniel: It’s okay. It’s okay.

[ Summer sniffling ]

Jack: For better or worse, there was never anyone like phyllis. There never will be anyone like her again.

Billy: No. No, she’s a one-of-a-kind. And that’s a good thing because I don’t think this world could handle another phyllis summers.

[ Phone ringing ] That’s chelsea. Do you mind if I–

Jack: Yeah, yeah, yeah, go.

Billy: Hey, chels, what’s up?

Jack: I cannot imagine going through life without you. Whatever problems we have, I want to fix them with you. Whatever obstacles life puts in our way, I want us to take them on together. Marry me.

Phyllis: I still–

Jack: Then– then there’s really only one word to say. Say yes.

Phyllis: Yes. Yes.

Jack: Yes, yes. Yes, you– you will marry me?

Phyllis: Just put this on, put this on quick, please. Before I come to my senses, just do it. So, you just want to throw in the towel because of one setback?

Jack: This is not a small setback. And I have you now, I can hold you, I can kiss you. I can spend the rest of my life–

Phyllis: No jack! Jack, something is missing. We don’t have a baby. We won’t have a baby.

Jack: We have each other. We have each other. That’s enough. That’s enough for me.

Phyllis: If anybody was a fool, it was me. I was a fool. Anybody who sleeps with a married man is an idiot. I know you hate me and I understand that, but see, we can get past this stuff. People do this. And that– that thing with nicholas, it– it just– it just happened, jack.

Jack: That thing with nicholas didn’t just happen. See, first, you have to take off your clothes.

Phyllis: Listen, I never meant to hurt you. I honestly didn’T.

Jack: You know what? You’re absolutely right. Anything you say right now would be meaningless. Yeah, I know, you love hanging out with me. You know what though? We’re gonna get you out of here and we’re gonna get you to a hospital and you’re gonna have this little girl. And she’s gonna have a full head of red hair.

Phyllis: And nick will see her born.

Jack: Yeah, I could use a sub. Think I need a breather, coach.

Phyllis: I hope you didn’t mean that.

Jack: Why? What?

Phyllis: Because my water just broke.

Jack: What?

Phyllis: I don’t even know if I’m the right person to help you through this, but I’m here and I’m staying. Unless you want ashley or– or tracy to come up, we can call them?

Jack: No no, no, I don’t want anybody else. Look, I know– I know I keep saying this over and over again, I couldn’t do this without you, red. Maybe the reason I didn’t move on with my romantic life was because I already was with the most amazing woman I’ve ever known. Maybe you set the bar too high, red.

[ Phyllis chuckling ]

Phyllis: Listen, I don’t– I don’t think you should say things that you– you might not mean.

Jack: I’m not saying this because I’ve had too much to drink. I’m saying it because it’s true. I have never stopped loving you and I don’t think I ever will. This isn’t charmin!

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Tucker: Home sweet home.

Ashley: You didn’t bring a lot with you.

Tucker: Yeah, I haven’t officially checked out of the athletic club.

Ashley: I see. So you didn’t think that my invitation was sincere?

Tucker: Can you blame me?

Ashley: No.

Tucker: I have a question though, about the arrangements. Jack is not the only one who lives here besides you. How are the others gonna react?

Ashley: Yeah. Yeah, it’s gonna be awkward, right? But you know what? They’re gonna adapt because everybody in this household has bigger things on their mind than you. And besides, I mean, if you haven’t noticed it’s a pretty big place.

Tucker: It seems like it, yeah. Well, I promise I’ll– I’ll try to give tracy and carla and summer all the breathing room they need.

Ashley: I hope that doesn’t mean you’re gonna hole off somewhere and be a hermit.

Tucker: Does that sound like me?

Ashley: No, but maybe I can see you somewhere sitting in your new sanctuary, nursing your favorite beverage. Brooding, perhaps.

Tucker: Why would you go there?

Ashley: Because the tucker mccall I know doesn’t handle being at loose ends well. So, I’m just thinking maybe you should start thinking about what you want to do next.

Tucker: Hm.

Michael: I understand exactly how you feel. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I knew I had let phyllis’s murderer walk. But I truly believe diane’s telling the truth. Look, I’ve known a lot of bald faced liars in my life, yeah. And I have developed excellent radar for the art of lying and diane is telling the truth. She believes she’s innocent. That’s why, to her, the only logical conclusion is that she was set up. Unfortunately, the man to blame for that will never pay for his crime.

Lauren: And if jeremy stark is at fault, then why the hell would he be allowed to get away with that?

Michael: Because his body just washed up on a shore of a nearby lake.

Lauren: What?

Michael: I’m afraid so. And now I’m left with more questions than before. You can’t get answers from a dead man. The fact that I can’t call jeremy stark to the stand makes it a hell of a lot harder to keep diane out of prison. But I’m not gonna let that happen because that means stark would win, even from the grave.

Billy: You okay?

Jack: Yeah, I– I– I will be, eventually. It may take some time for me to grasp that I will never see phyllis again. Still longer to accept that– that long beautiful story ended in so much anger and resentment.

Billy: I know it’s difficult jack, but I think it’s important that you acknowledge what she meant to you in your life.

Jack: You were right. When did you get so wise? You were spot on. I needed to look back before I could begin to look forward.

Billy: I’m glad I could be of service.

Jack: You were wrong on one front.

Billy: Oh?

Jack: I am more determined, more eager than ever to marry diane and not as a diversion from mourning over phyllis. As an acknowledgment that life is short. Life is fragile. Life is too precious to waste another minute. I can’t let her shut me out. I can’t lose her, not now.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: I know that you feel like you’ve got to do the big brother thing and protect me, but I– it’s not what I need.

Daniel: I don’t– I don’t see it like that. I am not trying to be your big brother. I just think that we need to look out for each other right now.

Summer: But you’re looking at me like I’m crazy. I haven’t had a psychotic break with reality. I promise you that.

Daniel: But what you’re telling me–

Summer: I know! I know that it sounds impossible. I mean, what do I have to do to prove it to you? I mean, do you need– do you need to see mom with your own two eyes? Could I have her call you or something?

Daniel: Call me? Are you making plans to see mom again, summer?

Summer: No. No, I don’t have plans to see mom again, but I know that I’m going to, and you will too. I don’t know when, I don’t know where but she’s gonna come back.

Daniel: I wanna believe you, summer. I wanna believe you more than anything, but it’s not gonna happen. She’s gone. Mom is gone, she’s gone! New vibrant from air wick.

Daniel: Summer, I am sorry. I am not trying to be dismissive and the last thing I want to do right now is hurt you.

Summer: This isn’t about my feelings. This is about the truth. I talked to her. She told me what happened.

Daniel: Okay. Okay, let’s play this out. We take this story to christine and to chance, okay? We tell them that diane’s innocent, stark, he’s guilty and he’s murdered by the hand of mom, who somehow miraculously is still alive. What then, huh? What do you think’s gonna happen? They’re either gonna react the same way I did or they’re gonna pursue it. Now if they pursue it, we’ve got two possible outcomes. They hit a brick wall, we wind up right back where we started–

Summer: Or they find her. And they bring her home to us.

Daniel: But if they find her, highly unlikely. But say that they find her, what do you think is gonna happen? They’re gonna arrest her, they’re gonna charge her with murder. They’re gonna put her on trial and then diane’s gonna be set free, mom’s gonna be locked up in jail.

Summer: So you’re saying there’s nothing we can do?

Lauren: I don’t doubt that stark played a part in what happened to phyllis. I mean, that sudden ludicrous marriage? That raised all sorts of suspicions in me. But he’s just a low-life criminal and I will not shed a tear for him.

Michael: But?

Lauren: But even if he’s guilty, that does not make diane blameless. You and I both know diane’s hatred of phyllis was real. So, no, I will not share in your belief in her.

Michael: You don’t have to believe in diane. You just have to believe in me. I would never betray you and phyllis that way. You are two of the strongest, most resilient, most determined women I have ever met. That’s why I’m doing this. Seeking justice for diane and phyllis. They both deserve to have the true story told. I believe what I’m doing is right and decent. Why can’t you have faith in me?

Ashley: Cheers.

Tucker: Cheers.

Ashley: When you sold mccall, it was a very big deal.

Tucker: Yeah.

Ashley: Right. I mean, the company is a part of you, body and soul. I’m sure you could look at it, no matter what was going on in your life. You could say, “I built that, that’s my legacy.” It gave you a sense of purpose, success.

Tucker: Yeah, it did. Nobody can take that away from me.

Ashley: That’s true. And your whole identity was kind of tied up in mccall so that when you sold it to victor, I mean, you kind of have to figure out who you are now. Look, I’m just a little concerned that if you don’t have a plan, you’re gonna end up regretting your decision.

Tucker: No, no, no, no, I’m letting go of the past, fully. The future feels wide open, I’m kind of excited about it. And it’s not as if I’m out here wandering aimlessly.

Ashley: Okay. So what’s your plan?

Tucker: Okay, here’s the plan. Are you ready?

Ashley mm-hmm.

Tucker: I’ve got some unfinished business here in genoa city. I’ve got some refocused priorities.

Ashley: Like?

Tucker: Like devon for one. Rebuilding his trust, getting to know my grandson a little better.

Ashley: Yes.

Tucker: And then there’s ashley.

Ashley: Of course.

Tucker: Yeah. Making myself irresistible to her. That’s gonna be a full-time job.

Ashley: Yes.

Tucker: Hm. I’m gonna have to wine and dine her all over the world.

Ashley: Yes.

Tucker: Ply her with my unique brand of charm, which no woman in the world can resist.

Ashley: Hm. Well, that sounds very exciting.

Tucker: Yes, you should meet her.

Ashley: But I think that you might have to have something else in mind besides that.

Tucker: No, no, no. I’m planning on seducing her 24/7. I’m just gonna have to take some breaks for sustenance, but… beyond–

[ Door opening ]

[ Door shutting ] Just between us, you know what’s better than mopping?

Tucker: Jack, hello.

Ashley: Tucker’s my guest, jack, and you should probably get used to seeing him more often around here.

Jack: And why would that be?

Ashley: Because I asked him to move in.

Jack: Tucker?

Ashley: Yes. Tucker. You keep telling me that your personal life is none of my concern, so I figured it must work both ways.

Tucker: That went well.

Lauren: I do have faith in you. That will never change. But even if diane doesn’t have blood on her hands, I will never see her as innocent because she made phyllis’s last months a living nightmare. And I know– I know phyllis brought a lot of that on herself, but she paid too dearly. Because of diane, phyllis left us way too soon. You know what? You’re right. We shouldn’t be here. This is just too painful.

Daniel: I feel just as lost as you do. And honestly, I don’t think there’s a single thing that either one of us can do to fix it. I promise you, we will get through this together. You and me because that’s what mom would want.

Summer: She would, wouldn’t she?

Daniel: Yeah, she would.

[ Summer exhaling ] Come on, I’ll walk you home.

Summer: I just need one more minute.

Phyllis: Whatever you decide, I love you. I’ll never stop loving you. Okay? Uh, I have to go.

Summer: I’m gonna miss her so much.

Daniel: Me too.

[ Summer exhaling ]

Daniel: Ready?

Jack: Next week on the young and the restless… morning.

Tucker: Coffee?

Audra: Did nate tell you he was going to L.A. Alone?

Elena: Yes.

Audra: Well, he didn’T. He went with victoria.

Chance: If you know something or if you’ve learned something new, you can tell me.

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