Young & The Restless Transcript
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Nikki: Well, hello. I’m glad to see you here.
Victoria: You’re not surprised to see me back in genoa city?
Nikki: No. I saw nate last night at neil’s tribute, so I figured you were back, too. But he didn’t tell me why you had to cut your trip to la short.
Victoria: Uh, well, we accomplished our goal, so, uh, we decided to head on back.
Nikki: What happened to the idea of you extending your trip there for a working holiday?
Victoria: Our plans changed.
Audra: Oh, I’ll have my usual. Hey. You’re already back from la. Did you find nate and victoria hard at work?
Elena: They were hard at something, but it wasn’t work.
Audra: Ugh. I almost hate to ask.
Elena: You should have seen them. They were so casually intimate, even in a public restaurant. And their body language gave away everything that was going on between them.
Audra: Oh, my god.
Elena: At least nate had the decency not to deny what was going on. He didn’t even try to. He just admitted it flat out.
Audra: Elena, I am so sorry that you’re going through this. I’m not sure I could have been as strong or as brave as you. But what are you gonna do? What happens now?
Chelsea: So, you’ve noticed it, too?
Adam: It’s impossible not to. I mean, ever since we told connor about sally’s baby.
Chelsea: He’s been so moody and sullen. I’ve been trying to pull him out of it, but– I mean, I don’t understand. So, he’s okay having a big brother, but he’s not okay now having a younger sister?
Adam: Yeah. He and johnny were already solid as cousins, but they’ve really bonded as brothers. The only thing that I can imagine is the news about the baby was just one change too many.
[ Speaking inaudibly ] Adam, I know that look. Promise me you won’t say something negative.
Sally: You spent the night.
Nick: I mean, how could I leave? You pretty much demanded I activate my legendary spooning skills.
Sally: Well, you definitely have considerable talent in that area. Where are you off to now? Going home to see christian?
Nick: Yeah, I’m just gonna run home and change and make sure he gets off to school.
Sally: Do you have time to stay here and have breakfast in bed with me? It’s my treat.
Nick: Sounds amazing, but, uh…
Sally: But what?
Nick: I have some pressing matters I need to handle.
Sally: Something tells me I know exactly where you’re headed. You’re off to fight with your father, aren’t you?
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Sally: Nick, can you please not go into battle with your father over me? Okay? I already know who victor is. All right? I know what he wants. He wants me gone. He’s made that perfectly clear.
Nick: That’s not his decision to make.
Sally: Well, I’m still here. Can I please ask you not to turn this into a big newman family war?
Nick: No war. Seriously. I just gotta run home. And then, uh, get to the office. I’ve got a pile of work to catch up on. What’s your day looking like?
Sally: Well, I am meeting up with chloe to go over some design ideas before we follow up with jill. I have been doing tons of research on some workflow office ergonomics experts, ’cause we really need to add someone to our team.
Nick: I like it. And speaking from experience, those clunky chairs, sitting in them all day can really mess up your back. I’m sure you’re gonna find the perfect person. I have absolute faith in you.
Sally: Nicely done, nick. You have diverted my attention. But I’m sorry, I’m not buying it. Are you sure you’re okay with putting what victor did behind us?
Nick: I’m good. I mean it. So, just because I’m not sticking around for breakfast, it doesn’t give you permission to skip it. Okay? I want you to call up some food and then promise me you’re gonna take your vitamins.
Sally: I promise.
Nick: That’s my girl. Maybe just one more.
Sally: Bye. [ Sighs ]
[ Door opens, closes ] Well, you heard the man. Let’s get to work. Oh…
Adam: Let’s check back in about connor later.
Chelsea: Of course. And adam–
Chelsea: You got a lot of time before the baby’s born. Connor will come to terms with being a big brother. It’s just been years of endless change for him and I think he’s hit his limit. But once he meets his baby sister, he will adjust.
Adam: I really wanna believe that. Billy.
Billy: Good morning. Hi. Look at you.
Chelsea: Hi. What about me?
Billy: Well, you’re smiling and seeing you smile makes me very happy.
Chelsea: Oh, well, that’s a very sweet thing to say.
Billy: And, you know, adam was surprisingly civil, so maybe things are coming up roses. How’s everything with connor? Is that getting any better? Is he still giving you the silent treatment?
Chelsea: Well, he goes from being sullen and moody to quiet and withdrawn. I don’t know what to do. I try giving him space. I try telling him I’m here if he wants to talk. I just think I need to come up with the perfect combination of what to say and how to say it in order for him to open up to me. I mean, adam’s trying, too. Billy, nothing’s working.
Billy: Well, I know you know this, but part of it is just his age.
Chelsea: I just wanna fix this for him and I don’t know how to do it.
Billy: Well, here’s the thing about what you went through, okay? You showed him that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it and to talk about your feelings, okay? So, don’t blame yourself for connor’s normal, if painful reaction to finding out he’s having a new sibling. He’s a bright kid and he trusts you.
Chelsea: Yeah. He’s just already been through so much in his short life. You know, even navigating the stuff between adam and me.
Billy: Well, you know what, that’s– that’s always a difficult situation for parents and for kids. And he’s not even a teenager yet. Okay? Wait ’til he crashes that party. He’s gonna want even more distance from you. Hopefully he’s not starting early.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] I just wanna hold him. Tell him everything’s gonna be okay. [ Sighs ] But he won’t let me.
Nikki: So, what’s going on? You’re not yourself today.
Victoria: Oh, no. I’m fine. I’m fine. It’s just the travel.
Nikki: Mm-hmm. But you got back last night. So, why didn’t you go with nate to neil’s tribute?
Victoria: Because devon didn’t invite me. I assume that he’s still angry that I went after chancellor-winters.
Nikki: But I don’t think that’s what’s really bothering you. Something else is going on and it’s not jet lag. Did something happen? Victoria?
Victoria: Okay. Fine. Yes, something did happen.
Nikki: Business or personal?
Victoria: It started off as business, but my relationship with nate became much more personal.
Sally: Okay. So, great news. I think I found some really great candidates for our ergonomics expert and I thought maybe we could meet with them before presenting a choice to jill.
Chloe: Okay, perfect. And I’ve connected with a marketing and social media web guru who can get our new business on the map.
Sally: Look at us, firing on all cylinders.
Chloe: Until jill kills our deal.
Sally: That’s the sunny optimism we need.
Chloe: Well, she’s done it before.
Sally: Not this time. Okay? I’m sure that jill is on our side.
[ Phone ringing ]
Chloe: Is that her? Is it jill?
Sally: Jill, hi. We were just about to call you. You are going to love our latest ideas for your chicago offices and we actually have some staffing suggestions that–
Chloe: Oh… sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression
Elena: It is over. I told nate he could go straight to hell.
Audra: Uh, wow. How are you doing?
Elena: Well, I was beyond furious when I left la, but now I guess I am just numb.
Audra: Do you think you might forgive nate for his transgression?
Elena: [ Chuckles ] No. There is no going back for us. I couldn’t even sleep in our bed last night.
Elena: I packed a suitcase, left my key, and I walked away.
Audra: You know, when you love someone, um, as much as you seem to love nate, you don’t just get over it and forget all the pain.
Elena: Even after I left, I couldn’t sleep. I just kept thinking about why I put so much energy into that relationship. And then it finally occurred to me that it was because of what we did to devon. I guess I felt like… if my relationship with nate wasn’t real and lasting, then I hurt devon for nothing.
Audra: No, I’m sure it wasn’t just for nothing.
Elena: I put everything I had into that relationship. I bent over backwards making excuses for nate. I held on to hope that he would somehow revert back into the man that I fell in love with. But I am done trying to save nate from himself. And I know that none of this is my fault. It’s all on him. And I’ve been disappointed with him since the day that he started working at chancellor-winters. But now… I’m just disgusted. So, victoria can have him. In fact, they deserve each other.
Nikki: So, when you say something more than business, am I to assume that you–
Victoria: Yes, mom, you can assume.
Nikki: Well, I’m very surprised to hear that because I thought nate and elena were still together.
Victoria: They were. Until she surprised us both and showed up at the hotel in los angeles. Apparently, she sensed that something was going on, so nate confessed.
Nikki: So, this has been going on for a while?
Victoria: Yes. This mutual attraction that we share has been building for some time. And you’re right, we have acted on it before this trip to los angeles.
Nikki: You know, I see so much of your father in you. You’re taking the same tone he would have, almost daring anybody who questions his decisions.
Victoria: And dad would be right in that regard. This is my life. I know what I feel. And nate and I, we tried very hard to keep things professional, but we can’t deny this connection that we have. And I’m sorry I can’t control what people think about that.
Nikki: Okay. All right. That’s fine. You feel the way you feel. But exactly what is this undeniable connection the two of you share? And have you taken a moment to consider how that might impact the company?
Nick: Morning, guys.
Nick: Morning, dad.
Victor: Hey, son.
Nick: Just can’t help yourself, can you?
Victor: What are you talking about?
Nick: You keep interfering in sally’s life, but this time you’ve gone too far.
Nick: Now you don’t just wanna banish her from the family or genoa city, now you wanna take her baby away from her.
Sally: Thanks, jill.
Chloe: What did she say? Was it as bad as it sounded? Have we been fired before we’ve even been hired?
Sally: So, even though jill is still very intrigued by our pitch, she wants to wait. Just chancellor-winters has decided not to take on any large scale commercial projects for the foreseeable future. So, good news is it’s not a no, just a not right now.
Chloe: Well, it’s a good thing I didn’t order those 5,000 new desk lamps.
[ Sally scoffs ] So, now what?
[ Scoffs ] What, are we supposed to just sit around and wait? Or are we supposed to look elsewhere?
Sally: I don’t know. We’ve been so focused on the potential of this massive job that we haven’t even tried to pursue any other clients. I just was really counting on catching the big fish and using it as bait to open countless more doors for us.
Chloe: And without it, we have no portfolio and no track record to tout.
Sally: Yeah, unfortunately, we are back at square one.
[ Chloe sighs ]
Adam: What’s going on?
Chloe: Um, okay, well, I guess I should get going. Um, you know, I have to actually pick up some snacks for miles’ class party anyway. Just, we’ll talk tomorrow. Okay? And I don’t want you to stress anymore over this, because we are going to come back stronger and better than ever. How’s that for phony optimism?
[ Adam clearing throat ]
Adam: How bad is it?
Sally: Well, it appears that I won’t have any income coming in anytime soon. The design job that chloe and I were hoping to score has been postponed indefinitely.
Adam: I am sorry to hear that. Man, that’s bad timing. You would’ve done great in the job.
Sally: Yeah, I have a feeling we absolutely would’ve killed it. But unfortunately, chloe and i put all of our eggs in one basket. But at least I still have some savings to rely on, so…
Adam: Okay. I’m not liking the sound of that. Once you dip into that, it’s gone forever. I– I have another idea.
Sally: Okay. Please tell me you’re not talking about the trust for our daughter, because there’s absolutely no way that I’m gonna accept that for myself.
Adam: No, no. No, you’re misunderstanding me completely. I’m not offering you cash. I’m offering you a job, working for me. Good checkup?
[ Nick sighs ]
Chelsea: I wonder what that’s about.
Billy: [ Chuckles ] It’s victor being victor, you know? Spreading joy and sunshine everywhere he goes. Whatever it is, I think it’s best that we stay far away from that.
Chelsea: Oh, I agree, wholeheartedly. The last thing I need is victor using any of his classic victor newman moves to try to handle any of my son’s issues.
Billy: That’s a very good point. You know what? I think I might have a potential solution of my own on that matter. What about a– a classic distraction for the young man?
Chelsea: Like what?
Billy: Why don’t we plan another get-together for johnny and connor? You know, our boys always have a good time together. They happen to cheer each other up, which is always good. And it could be a fantastic reminder for connor that having a sibling– not all that bad.
Chelsea: I love that idea. Anything to get connor out of this funk.
Chelsea: Uh-oh. I know that look. What’s wrong?
Chloe: Oh, a big fat disappointing setback.
Chelsea: What happened?
Chloe: Um, jill’s not moving forward with our project. And we were on such a roll. We were this close to signing a deal.
Billy: I’m sorry to hear that. Do you, uh– do you want me to put in a good word with my mother?
Chloe: Um, would that work? Does she ever listen to you?
Billy: First time for everything.
Chloe: [ Laughs ] Thanks, but no. I’m just, you know, gonna try to look on the bright side. I mean, it’s really hard to do considering the circumstances. I mean, you just think you’re gonna take over the world and everything just goes, “pfffft.”
Chelsea: I know what you need. A girl’s night. It’s been too long.
Chloe: [ Laughs ] No, what we need is a girls’ two week vacation–
Chloe: But, um, yeah, I’ll settle for a night out.
Chelsea: Yeah, you’re right. If I don’t leave now, I’m gonna be late for therapy. I’m not letting you skate on a girl’s night. And as for you, I’ll call you later.
Billy: Sounds good.
[ Footsteps receding ]
Chloe: Well, well, well. Look at you, mr. Responsibility. You’ve really stepped up.
Victor: So, that’s how sally spectra described our meeting? That I was ready to kidnap her child that hasn’t even been born yet? That’s a gross misinterpretation of what I intended.
Nick: We both know that’s not the case.
Victor: Do I have to remind you that we are the newmans? Do you know how many people over the past have tried to take advantage of us, and still do? That’s what I’m vigilant against.
Nick: She’s having a baby. That is your defense?
Victor: I will not be taken advantage of.
Nick: Okay, so, you’re trying to pay off the mother of your granddaughter. That is an overreaction. But thankfully, sally told you she is not for sale.
Victor: Huh? Has it occurred to you that by turning me down, she was simply angling for, you know, something more substantial? Upping the ante, as it were?
Nick: This is not a negotiation.
Victor: Everything is negotiable, son.
Nick: It’s not, dad. Not this. See, I know you would never try and take away a baby from its mother.
Victor: From the wrong mother, I damn well would.
Nick: No, you wouldn’T. It goes against everything that you stand for. This is one of your tests. But see, sally doesn’t know that. She thinks it’s a legitimate offer, but she turned you down. She passed your test. Leave her and the baby alone.
Sally: How am I supposed to work for you when you don’t even work anywhere yourself?
Adam: [ Scoffs ] I’m talking about mccall. It’s the most appealing offer on the table for me right now. And if it comes with the added benefit of providing you with gainful employment, what’s stopping you from taking me up on my offer?
Sally: Wait, hold on. An offer? So– so, you haven’t even accepted, but suddenly you would if it meant handing me a job?
Adam: Okay. Yeah. It wouldn’t all be for you. I’ve been leaning in this direction for quite a while now. I’ve been giving it some serious consideration ever since my dad mentioned it. I mean, I think it’s perfect, especially since I’ve been itching for a new challenge.
Sally: Don’t you think you’re getting a little ahead of yourself? Because knowing victor, the second you say you’re in, he’s probably gonna change his mind.
Adam: Okay, it’s– fair assessment, but not this time. And I know how companies like mccall work. There’s plenty of positions that you could fill. You could even be my coo again. Or how about a in-house design firm for any and all projects?
Adam: Look, I know. Hey, how about this. You could name your own position. You could even bring chloe along.
Sally: Okay. Look, just– just slow down. Okay? This is way too much, too fast. I just need you to just take a second and think this through.
Sally: Okay? Because for one thing, victor would lose it if you brought me in. And if he really is the money behind the acquisition, there’s absolutely no way he’s gonna want me anywhere near his new company.
Sally: Or his sons. He just got done pushing me to take a job far away from genoa city.
Adam: Wait, wait. My father did what?
Sally: He offered to set me up anywhere in the world, but not here. As long as I left the baby with him. But he assured me that she was gonna be taken care of under his watchful eye. Okay everyone, our mission is complete balanced nutrition.
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Adam: That’s why victor called you and he wanted to see you. I knew I should’ve gone with you.
Sally: Trust me, I handled it just fine on my own.
Adam: I do trust you. It’s him that I have a problem with.
Sally: Okay. Just please do me a favor, okay? Don’t go fanning the flames by confronting victor. The last thing that we need right now is to wave a red flag in front of the bull. Okay? I just had to talk nick out of doing the exact same thing.
Adam: Oh, and he listened? I’m surprised.
Sally: Yeah, me, too. But I wouldn’t have had to talk nick off the walls if you hadn’t tipped him off to victor’s summons.
Adam: Oh, come on. Give me a little credit for how I handled things with my brother. We actually found some common ground. Protecting you and the baby is at the top of both our priority lists.
Sally: I appreciate the impulse, but not the action. Look, I faced stuff like this my entire life, okay? And I’m not gonna pretend like it still doesn’t sting, but I don’t need protection from it.
Adam: Well, you shouldn’t have to. You should be resting right now and getting ready to have–
Sally: I’m not a damsel in distress, okay? You don’t have to save me. I’ve always fought my own battles.
Adam: Right. But now you’re not just fighting for yourself.
Audra: I hate seeing you like this.
Elena: Well, I appreciate your support. And I have a lot of big decisions to make. But I guess I should start heading to work.
Audra: Uh, and which job is that? Just asking.
Elena: The hospital. I have to make up a shift that I traded so that I could go to la. And I know why you asked. And no, I don’t know what’s gonna happen with my podcast at newman yet.
Audra: I mean, I can’t imagine it’ll be easy working for a company run by nate and victoria.
Elena: Yeah, you think?
Audra: Look, but then again, I don’t think you should turn your back on something you enjoy, especially when you’re so good at it. You should walk in there with your head held high and knock ’em dead. Yeah. Maybe follow up on that interview with J.T. Try and convince him to– to come in person. That would be a real slap in the face to victoria.
Victoria: Mom, please don’t be so worried. I am still on top of my game and nate is as well. I mean, how could the business suffer? I– I’m not gonna let anything interfere with newman continuing to flourish.
Nikki: You are entering into a personal relationship with a man who is fully ensconced in our business. I just worry about you being involved in something like that.
Victoria: Involved. Involved in what? Nate is a brilliant– and he’s– he’s a charming man.
Nikki: I’m not denying that. I’m just saying it sounds like your relationship is getting off on a bad footing.
Victoria: Mom, are you worried that I’m gonna get hurt? Don’t worry. I assure you, I’m fine.
Nikki: Okay, that’s fine. I just hope those don’t become famous last words.
[ Knock on door ]
Victoria: Nick, what’s wrong?
Nick: Oh, dad, uh, you know, he tried to dust off one of his old shady moves from the victor newman playbook.
Nikki: What has he done?
Nick: Tried to pay off sally.
[ Chuckles dryly ] He has completely ignored all of my warnings to steer clear of her.
Nikki: [ Exhales ] And I was just reminding your sister how your father plays by his own rules and doesn’t give a damn how it affects anybody else.
Victoria: Uh, yeah. And of course, I was shocked by those revelations.
Nikki: Okay. If you two will excuse me, I will give you some privacy so you can complain about your parents. Nicholas, can you come see me later?
Nick: Of course, mom.
[ Footsteps receding ]
[ Door shutting ] What’d I just walk in on?
Victoria: Just so you know, you don’t have to protect my privacy in regards to nate anymore.
Nick: Mom knows?
Victoria: Not just mom. Elena.
Nick: [ Sighs ] Elena knows?
Victoria: I’m not sure what happened, but I get the feeling from nate that things are probably over between them now.
Nick: Well, you say it like that, like it’s no big deal. How is that? Is it because you got what you wanted and nothing else matters? I used to wait to run my dishwasher
Sally: I get it. I’m fighting for two. But I still don’t need your help, adam, even if I’m going up against your father.
Adam: [ Sighs ] Okay. I understand the instinct. I will try not to step in where I am not welcome.
Sally: Thank you. I appreciate you restraining yourself.
Adam: But that– that’s not gonna stop me from trying to lure you to mccall. I would still like to work with you. I think that you would be happy with this position. I can guarantee good pay and exceptional maternity leave. Not to mention onsite daycare, maybe.
Sally: Guarantee, huh?
Adam: Mm-hmm. And a boss who fully respects you, and your brilliant ideas.
Sally: Stop trying to fix my problems.
Adam: I’m not. Mccall unlimited is a wreck and it’s gonna take a lot of help to get it back on track. And the only way for me to do that is to assemble the tightest, strongest team possible. You are what I’m looking for, sally. So, my offer stands.
[ Sighs ]
Billy: What makes you think that I’m stepping up? Why would you say that?
Chloe: It’s obvious how strong the bond between you and chelsea has become. Not only from what she’s told me, but from what I’ve witnessed firsthand. I mean, there’s definitely something going on here.
[ Billy clears throat ]
Billy: Let me just be perfectly clear. Okay? I genuinely care about chelsea. The feelings that I have, they’re not out of obligation and I’m not trying to play hero. So, I appreciate it, but I don’t need a pat on the back for that.
Chloe: I know that. ‘Cause I know you. You can change and adapt to this situation at hand. You changed a lot after delia died. And you’ve changed even more because of chelsea. She really needs someone, someone that she can count on, especially now. And as shocking as it is, you might be the one.
Victor: Well, you’re gonna have to wait for the press release to find out about the details. All right.
Victor: Hello, son.
Adam: I think we have some unfinished business to discuss.
Victor: Yeah, I guess we do. So, um, my newly acquired company needs a new ceo.
Adam: And I am just the man for the job,
Adam: But only on my terms.
Victor: Oh, I see. Huh. Let’s hear them.
Adam: I will accept the ceo position only if you agree to back off. Now, I know you have vast knowledge and experience, and I know you can be very valuable with helping me to achieve my goals. So, I will consult with you as needed, but only when it comes to the company. My daughter is off limits. Sally is off limits. That means there will be no offering her bribes, no browbeating her, and there will be no attempts to take her baby away from her.
[ Victor chuckles ]
Victor: So, sally spectra came running to both my sons in an attempt to turn them against their father, right?
Adam: You don’t know sally at all.
Adam: I know this was one of your tests, and she didn’t take your offer, so she clearly passed. Now leave sally alone.
Victor: Your brother said the same thing, by the way.
Adam: I have stated my terms. Do you agree or not?
Victor: You know, son… I’m not someone who has terms dictated to him. But since you’re my son, I shall accept them, and I shall hang around until you need my advice. Because trust me, the time will come when you will need my advice. Meanwhile…
Adam: I believe we have a deal.
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Audra: You know, getting J.T. To do your podcast would be the perfect move. I mean, that is if you want some sweet revenge on victoria.
Elena: Hmm. Certainly something to think about.
Audra: Of course, uh, you need some time to regroup and reassess after all you’ve been through.
Elena: You should take precautions, too. If I were you, I would watch my back. Nate has no loyalties and he seems to think he can do no wrong. So, I wouldn’t sleep on his charming demeanor.
Audra: Don’t worry. I won’T.
Elena: Good luck.
[ Door opening, shutting ]
Nick: How can you not be a little affected breaking up a happy couple like nate and elena?
Victoria: Oh, god. What makes you so sure that they were all that happy in the first place?
Nick: It’s not the point.
Victoria: Fine, you’re right. I take no pleasure in elena’s pain.
Nick: Then why’d you do it? I warned you, going on this trip with nate was a mistake. You must have known how risky it was gonna be, but it’s almost like you got exactly what you wanted.
Victoria: You know…
[ Laughs ] I’m really not up for a lecture from you right now. Besides, think of how many times you told me to stay out of your relationship with sally. This is my life. It’s my decision. So, back off. Okay?
Nick: Sure. But you’re forgetting one important difference between the two situations.
Victoria: And what is that?
Nick: Well, sally, thanks to you, is no longer a part of newman enterprises. Nate, on the other hand, also thanks to you, is a very big part of it. Vic, I’m the coo of this company. That makes it my business. I trust the guy even less than I did before. If he’s not gonna be loyal to the woman he lives with or to his own family, what makes you think he’s gonna be loyal to you or to this company?
Victor: Well, son, now that we’ve decided that you will be the new ceo of my newly acquired company, let me ask you, how do you intend to proceed at mccall?
Adam: Well, that’s not really your business, is it? I have everything well in hand, including the announcement of my new position. I wrote it last night, so it’ll be out later today.
Victor: I’ll be damned. Really?
Adam: And I’m glad that you are exhibiting such great faith in me, because I’ve already made another major decision. I’ve offered sally a job of her choosing.
Victor: Huh? You think you should do that?
Adam: Well, as we agreed, I will not be dictated to, and this is non-negotiable. I will not allow you to override me on this. I expect you to stand back and let me staff up this company as I see fit.
Victor: But why her?
Adam: Doesn’t matter. Sally comes to work for mccall or you can find yourself another ceo.
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