Y&R Transcript Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Michael: Did you get any sleep last night?

Lauren: Ugh. Barely. I’m just still reeling by what you’ve said to me. Phyllis is still alive? How is that even possible? I mean, do you believe it?

Michael: Daniel was very convincing.

Lauren: You said that he knew something that only phyllis or the police would know?

Michael: True.

Lauren: What was it? Can you tell me?

Michael: He knew that stark had been murdered with a pair of scissors. That isn’t public knowledge.

Lauren: God.

Michael: And daniel has no reason to lie to me. None that I know of.

Lauren: So, who else knows besides jack and kyle?

Michael: And you. I’m hoping that’s it. Jack and kyle need to keep this from diane and and summer, for now. I need to search for more evidence. And I wanted to be able to talk this out with you since I knew you are discreet. And since this whole scenario is frankly insane.

Lauren: Or it’s more treacherous than you’re even thinking about. Because for phyllis to go to these lengths, she could not have done it willingly, could she?

Kyle: Hey, you’re dressed for work?

Summer: Yeah, I figured I had to get back to normal at some point, right?

Kyle: Guess so.

Summer: Thank you for giving me space again last night. My head was exploding from what you told me. And I– I just needed some time to think.

Kyle: I understand. I hope it was just for the one night though ’cause I want to be here for you summer.

Summer: I know.

Kyle: I know you got hit with some shocking news. All I ask is that you talk to me and tell me how you feel about it because if we’re gonna get through this together, you can’t keep shutting me out. I feel like I don’t even know you right now and I don’t know what to do about it.

Nikki: You’re in quite the mood this morning.

Victoria: Yes, I am because of all of the good news you’ve brought me. Nikki: Hm. Why do I get the feeling it has nothing to do with work and everything to do with nate?

[ Nate sighing ]

Audra: Two creams, one sugar.

Nate: Audra, let’s get one thing straight.

Audra: What’s that?

Nate: What the hell were you thinking? Setting up elena that way?

Audra: Uh, excuse me?

Nate: Don’t play coy with me. You sent her to L.A. Knowing she could get her heart broken. What is wrong with you? Lactaid is 100% real milk,

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Diane: You might want to rethink that nasty attitude since we’re about to become family.

Ashley: You don’t know the meaning of the word, diane. So, I understand why you’re confused, but we will never be family.

Diane: Uh, jack was ready to marry me in jail. This marriage is definitely going to happen.

Ashley: There’s no explaining stupidity, diane. You’re going back to jail, so don’t think that we’re gonna be having any family time together, okay?

Diane: It won’t ever come to that.

Ashley: Well, you’re delusional as usual.

Diane: We’ll see.

Ashley: What are you talking about? There’s so much evidence against you.

Diane: Then I guess we have to agree to disagree.

Ashley: Why are you so certain?

Diane: Oh, do I seem confident that I’m not going to prison?

Ashley: You do? So, what are you up to?

Diane: I’m not up to anything. I have innocence on my side along with michael, kyle, and jack.

Summer: Kyle, I love you so much. It’s never been my intention to shut you out. It’s just– I don’t know. My mind has been so jumbled. So, if you could just give me a little bit more time.

Kyle: This is hard for me too, summer. Watching you and my mom suffer, feeling powerless to help. I mean, until today I thought you were punishing me for what my mom did, but now we know it was all a set up, so she didn’t actually do anything to phyllis.

Summer: Sorry, do we actually know that? Look I know that my mom is supposedly alive, but there hasn’t been some joyful, miraculous reunion. I don’t– I don’t get to see her or touch her or talk to her. Look, if this is true, then things are gonna get better, right? They have to, but it’s not gonna happen overnight, and right now, I’m sorry, I have to go.

Kyle: Well, let me grab my stuff, we can drive in together.

Summer: No, I have to do something before I go to work. Um, I’ll meet you there.

Victoria: I am well aware of your thoughts on nate. So, why don’t we just fast forward through that? Oh, I have an idea, new topic. How about how dad’s just handed adam an entire kingdom?

Nikki: [ Sighing ] Why do you even care about that?

Victoria: Because it’s going to end in a disaster.

Nikki: Well, so what if it does? It’s no skin off your nose?

Victoria: Mm, I see. So, now you’re rooting for adam.

Nikki: Not at all, but this is important to your father, so why don’t you just let him have it without all the bitter comments?

Victoria: Mccall unlimited would have dovetailed nicely into all of our divisions. I– I just gave up on it too easily. Just let it fall right into adam’s clutches.

Nikki: Oh, my god. You sound more like your father every day. Like it’s not enough to want the world, but you want to conquer everything. And your opponent must lose, as if their losing makes your victory even sweeter.

Victoria: Are we still talking about mccall unlimited? Because if this is about nate, I think maybe I should be offended.

Audra: It was elena’s idea to fly out and confront you. I didn’t send her to los angeles.

Nate: But you made damn sure she knew I wasn’t out there alone. That I was with victoria, even though it was a business trip.

Audra: How was I supposed to know you kept that detail from her? And why did you? Once elena made the decision, who was I to talk her out of it? She was hell bent on finding you.

Nate: Stop trying to justify your actions, audra. You lit the match knowing it would upset her.

Audra: Elena was already suspicious. You’d fallen out of love with her. Oh, don’t deny it. I could read the signs and so could elena. Look, as devastating as this breakup is for her, isn’t it really what’s best for everyone?

Nate: It shouldn’t have gone down like that. She didn’t deserve to be treated this way.

Audra: I suggest you let it go, let her go. Like trust me, elena is gonna be fine without you. You two just weren’t a– a match, that’s all. And even if this thing didn’t happen with victoria, you know, I doubt your girlfriend would have been able to get behind your new vision for the future.

Nate: Which is what exactly?

Audra: You don’t think I figured it out? I know what you’re up to. Newman media isn’t enough, you want his and her thrones running the kingdom alongside victoria.

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Audra: You’ve done an impressive job so far, making the transition from medicine to business. Still, you know, who would have thought you’d rise this far this fast? And yet, you have. And now, you’re completely in with victoria, personally, as well as professionally, while making it seem like it was the boss lady driving it all along. Hm. Well done, you.

Nate: Are you finished?

Audra: Uh, is there more to the story?

Nate: From my vantage point, yes. You seem to have some facts wrong.

Audra: Enlighten me.

Nate: The way things evolved with victoria was not calculated. We had a connection that just exploded. It took us both by surprise, but it’s strong, audra, and it’s real.

Audra: That sounds lovely.

Nate: Last night, I told her she was the most amazing woman I have ever met and that is the truth.

Audra: Uh, I believe you. Yeah, I’ve seen it, felt it in the room when you were both there. I won’t lie, um, I was a little disappointed at first because I felt an attraction to you from the beginning.

Nate: What? Is that the reason you pushed elena to go to L.A. To come after victoria and me? Did you think if you blew up our relationship, it’d somehow clear a path for you? Nikki: Well, your conscience must be bothering you because I wasn’t thinking of nate at all.

Victoria: Some people say I don’t have a conscience.

Nikki: Well, I know that that’s not true, even though that is the image you like to project. In reality, you are much more considerate than you want people to realize.

Victoria: Just have take your word for that, mom.

Nikki: Okay, I know you don’t want to hear this, but I’m going to say it anyway.

Victoria: I’m sure you are. Go ahead.

Nikki: Have you given any thought at all to elena?

Victoria: You know, I have to get to the office. There’s some things that I need to take care of, but please stay. No rush. Finish your coffee.

Nikki: Victoria–

Victoria no, I insist, mom.

Nikki: Oh, honey, come on.

[ Nikki sighing ]

Lauren: I just keep going back and forth and back and forth with how I feel about all this.

Michael: Which part?

Lauren: Everything. I mean, I’m so thrilled that my best friend could possibly be alive, but how could she do this to us? Why would she do this to us? The way we’ve been grieving, I– I mean, phyllis would never.

Michael: Mm… I wouldn’t be too sure about that. You saw how she was spinning out. She was mad at the world and fighting with everybody and where diane was concerned, please.

Lauren: She was unhinged. And I’m no fan of diane’s, but phyllis could have taken it down a notch or two.

Michael: Ergo, perhaps it’s plausible that phyllis went all out to turn the tables, subject diane to the exact same type of hell she went through.

> Lauren: The perfect revenge.

Michael: It is brilliant, if horrible.

Lauren: I really hope that phyllis is still alive… but to knowingly break our hearts? I mean, how do we come back from this? How does she?

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: Hey. Thank you for meeting me here. I– I had to see you.

Chance: Yeah, it sounded urgent. What’s going on?

Summer: First of all, I– I know that this sounds crazy. I– I don’t even know what to think about it, but I’m just, I’m wondering if you’ve heard the same rumor that I have? Do I need to be more specific?

Chance: No, christine told me. Daniel saw phyllis alive.

Summer: I mean…

Chance: Look summer, given that this came from jack, someone who has a vested interest and someone who I no longer trust, my initial reaction was that this was just some ploy to get diane off the hook, which pisses me off on your behalf.

Summer: Why for me?

Chance: It’s cruel to give you false hope like that.

Summer: So, you don’t think it’s true?

Chance: You want to know what I think? I think diane didn’t mean to kill your mom. I think something went sideways. A– a mistake was made and here we are. I also think there’s more to this story than what I know and I think it involves jeremy stark somehow.

Summer: It’s definitely complicated.

Chance: Right. But look, this notion about your mother faking her death and trying to frame diane, I think it’s a stretch. I think it’s a scheme cooked up by michael baldwin and your father-in-law and it’s gonna backfire on him. Also, christine is not having any of this and her instincts are usually right.

Summer: I– I can’t even wrap my head around it and trust me, I’m not immediately accepting it as fact. I mean, we were all here. We saw my mom unconscious on the floor, the ambulance crash, the fire, all of that was very real, but I just can’t help but wonder… if it is true and my mom came back, I mean, what would happen to her going forward?


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Audra: I won’t deny, I– I would have liked to see where things might have gone with us, but I’m not gonna try to compete with the pull between you and victoria. That could get messy and it’s okay. You know, you can’t always get what you want in this life. At least not all of it.

Nate: I suppose not.

Audra: My ultimate goal is for you to see me as an ally, not an enemy. I want you to have everything your heart desires and I’ll help however I can.

Nate: And you want something in return? I know you’re not being altruistic here. So, we’re helping each other, right? We have to trust each other to get exactly what we want and I know exactly what you want.

Audra: Oh. Success is about give and take. As you move up the ladder and get closer to victoria, there’s gonna be an empty spot at the top of the organization chart at newman media.

Nate: And you’d like to fill it.

Chance: So you want to know what kind of trouble your mom would be in if she was alive?

Summer: Legally, yeah.

Chance: Well, I mean, anything I say would be speculation. You know, I don’t want to mess with your emotions that way.

Summer: I appreciate that chance, but I can handle it. Really, I can. What kind of charges would she be facing? Is there any way that she could come back and not serve time in prison?

Chance: It depends on what evidence she presents.

Summer: Is there anything that you could do to protect her? I mean, if she is out there agonizing over what to do next. She could be on the run or in hiding. She would be afraid to come back, afraid of what would happen to her. And I just, I hate to think about her like that.

Chance: Summer, I understand your urge to play out every possible outcome, I do, but I wish you wouldn’T. I mean, don’t do that to yourself.

Ashley: I don’t care if jack and kyle and the president of the united states are on your side, a jury’s gonna see right through you.

Diane: No jury, no courtroom, no judge.

Ashley: Oh, there will be a trial.

Diane: Mm, don’t think so.

Ashley: What are you basing this on? Your hallucinations?

Diane: No, I’m basing it on… oh, good morning, tucker.

Tucker: Good morning.

Ashley: Thank god, you’re up. Hey, I got an idea, let’s go somewhere.

Tucker: Yeah, it’s a nice day, you want to take a walk?

Ashley: I’d love to.

Tucker: Would you care to join us, diane? Oh, that’s right, your little ankle accessory there. That’s a shame.

Diane: Ah, ha ha ha ha ha. Hey, are you a stand-up comedian now? I mean, don’t tell me that you sold off your life’s work to victor newman just for that new career.

Tucker: What’s with her?

Ashley: I don’t know. She’s very optimistic about her circumstances. Practically dancing on poor phyllis’s grave.

Diane: Poor phyllis. Oh, you have no idea what…

Tucker: No, please finish your thought. I’m fascinated.

Ashley: Yeah. I’m fascinated too.

Diane: Oh, never mind, I’ll keep it to myself. And in the meantime, I’ll look forward to watching you eat some delicious humble pie. Enjoy your walk.

Daniel: Summer.

Summer: Now, I know why you didn’t return any of my phone calls. You were too busy stabbing mom in the back.

[ Daniel sighing ]

Daniel: I should have known kyle couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

Summer: Thankfully, he has a little bit more respect for me than you do.

Daniel: I respect you too, summer, and I didn’t stab anyone in the back. I took the necessary steps to end this and to protect us all. You’ll notice I found a way to out mom without letting anyone know that you lied. I kept your name out of it, so you’re welcome.

Summer: Daniel, do you have any idea how I’ve had to scramble to make sure that my story matched yours? I told you that we needed to wait until we had a plan that wouldn’t ruin our mom’s life. What did you do? You went straight to jack, the last person that should have known any of this. What the hell were you thinking?

Daniel: That I don’t take orders from you. I get that you’re upset about mom and I know this is making you a wreck because I’m a wreck too, but secrecy isn’t the way to handle this. We need to find her, we need to sort this out and we need to get her legal help or our mother is screwed.

Victoria: Oh, hey.

Nate: Hey, I hope you don’t mind me waiting in here.

Victoria: No, not at all. How are you doing? I know that, um, you’re feeling conflicted about certain things. Is there anything I can do to help?

Nate: You’ve asked me where I’d like things to go between us.

Victoria: Yes, that’s right. Have you had any thoughts about it? (Vo) no matter what type of severe asthma you have…

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Victoria: I really wasn’t expecting that.

Nate: I don’t want to be so forward here in your office, but I felt that was necessary.

Victoria: Necessary, how so?

Nate: Last time we saw each other, I kind of hit the brakes, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking since then.

Victoria: About?

Nate: You. Us.

Victoria: Any conclusions?

Nate: I broke elena’s heart and I wish I hadn’T. She’s a wonderful woman who didn’t deserve that. But what you and I have, it can’t be denied. It isn’t going anywhere. I’m trying to ignore it. It’s– it’s just impossible.

Victoria: It’s not even remotely possible.

[ Knock on door ]

Nick: Vic, it’s me.

Michael: I understand you want answers, but first, we have to find phyllis and then bring her home. And given what she’s done and what she’d be facing if she turned herself in, I’m guessing she doesn’t want to be found. Easier just to stay dead.

Lauren: But she hasn’T. If daniel has seen her, she has blown her cover.

Michael: And what if there’s never another sighting or any hard evidence that she’s still amongst the living?

Lauren: Well, then daniel looks unstable and becomes the man who sees his dead mother, which my gosh. As if he hasn’t suffered enough.

Michael: No, no, no, it’s also possible that phyllis is laying low, keeping her options open, trying to think her way out of this. That’s what I’d do.

Lauren: You would never be in this mess.

Michael: Oh, there was a time.

Lauren: That was a long time ago. And you, unlike our dear un-departed friend, you’ve learned from your mistakes.

Michael: Still a work in progress, but I appreciate your faith in me.

Lauren: You know, phyllis has really pulled a lot of outrageous stunts in her life, but this? If and when she ever resurfaces, people are gonna want her head on a platter.

Michael: They’ll get past this. And so will you… eventually.

Lauren: Of course, I will. I want her home. I want her safe and I want her sound. Okay, um, what’s your next move?

Michael: I am mulling over a few options.

Lauren: Well, it better be ingenious because it’s gonna be very hard to find someone as cagey as phyllis.

Victoria: Hi.

Nick: Hi. Is this a bad time?

Victoria: No, come in.

Nate: Thanks for those figures. I will touch base later. Nick.

Nick: Nate. I mean, come on. What is it? Is this office like an aphrodisiac?

Victoria: Come on. The last thing that I need is another lecture from you.

Nick: You just can’t see it, can you?

Victoria: See what?

Nick: He’s playing you, vic. He has taken advantage of your interest in him.

Victoria: Oh, please.

Nick: He uses people and then has no scruples. He’s hurt elena and lily, his entire family. I can smell his ambition from a mile away.

Victoria: I happen to like that he’s ambitious.

Nick: I don’T. It concerns me.

Victoria: Yeah, of course, it concerns you. To you, ambition is like a dirty word. However, for me and nate, it’s– it’s– it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s good, we want more. We want to be the best. You know, newman enterprises is lucky to have people who think that way working for us.

Nick: What are you implying? That I don’t pull my weight around here just because I’m not power-hungry.

Summer: You betrayed me, daniel. What’s worse is that you betrayed our mom.

Daniel: I did no such thing.

Summer: You decided that you knew best and you went to jack and it’s exactly what mom predicted. You didn’t handle anything. You just made it infinitely more complicated. Now, chance and christine know, michael, kyle. Even diane knows.

Daniel: Well, that’s great because I asked jack to keep that to himself.

Summer: Oh, and did you really think that he would listen to you? Why would he? And do you think that mom would even consider coming back with the whole town turning their back on her? Not to mention the position that you’ve put me in having to act all stunned about all this.

Daniel: Whoa, whoa, I protected you. I covered up the fact that you had knowledge that could save kyle’s mom and you hid it.

Summer: I really hope that you don’t expect any gratitude from me because what you did was wrong and it was completely unfair.

Kyle: Whoa, whoa guys, calm down. What the hell is going on here? Ultomiris is for adults with generalized myasthenia gravis

Tucker: What was that comment diane made about you eating humble pie?

Ashley: Who knows what goes on in that sick brain of hers? You know, I don’t even care anymore. She thinks she knows something that we don’t and it makes her feel very special and the more I think about it, then I’m just playing into her hand, so let’s not talk about her, please.

Tucker: Deal.

Ashley: Thank you.

Tucker: You want to get a bite after this?

Ashley: Uh, I really kind of have to go to work.

Tucker: No, no, no, no, you really have to do nothing. You have to savor this moment with me because I have an important plan later and we might not get to see each other ’til this evening.

Ashley: Wait, what? You have a plan.

Tucker: Yes, I’m hoping to get permission to watch dom and his music group.

Ashley: That’s your plan?

Tucker: Yes. That’s my one and only calendar item for the day. Got all this free time now, it’s wild.

Ashley: Yeah, sounds pretty wild.

[ Tucker sighing ]

Tucker: I spent so many years working. Working on my company seven days a week.

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: Sitting on a mountain top, racing cars. It’s too much work. If I want to know my grandson, it’s got to be now. It’s now or never. Same with devon. Same with you. Proving to you that I’m the man of your dreams, right?

Ashley: Uh-oh, that’s a lot of work.

Tucker: Ah. Yeah. Now, it must be.

Victoria: Your work is fine. I’m not implying anything. You know, it’s not always about you, okay?

Nick: I’m here every damn day working behind the scenes, making sure this company is moving in the right direction. Yeah, it’s not glamorous but I don’t care. I don’t need my name in the press every other day and I’m certainly not the one using the corporate jet to fly out to los angeles for trysts with the employees.

Victoria: That was a legitimate business trip.

Nick: Yeah? Uh, what sort of business was it that elena caught you and nate doing?

Victoria: You know what, are you finished? Because I’m really sick and tired of your self-righteous garbage. Neither one of us is a saint, okay? And this doesn’t involve you, at all.

Nick: I saw elena last night. She’s heartbroken. She’s already packed up and moved out. It’s wrong, vic. What you are doing is wrong on so many levels.

Victoria: Look, I already feel bad enough without you piling on, all right. Yes, I know maybe it wasn’t the smartest idea to pursue someone who wasn’t single, but when I’m around nate, he makes me feel respected and admired. Those things that I no longer felt when I found out that ashland was using me.

Summer: Sorry, I guess finding out about all of this has kind of done a number on me.

Kyle: I hope you’re not blaming daniel for it because if anything was unfair, it was phyllis’s decision not to reach out to both of you.

Daniel: I’m sure she had her reasons.

Kyle: Right. And I’m sure we all know what those reasons were. Your mom didn’t reach out to you because of who you’re married to and who my mother is. So, if you need to blame anyone, blame me, but please do not jump all over daniel because none of this is his fault. What– I… did I miss something? What was that?

Michael: So, my hunch was correct. A little schmoozing goes a long way, nicely done. So after that? Oh, you spoke with the contact I gave you back east. No kidding. Who– which means? No, no, no, you got it. Excellent work, alan. Yeah, I’ll be in touch.

[ Michael humming ]

Lauren: What was that about?

Michael: Uh– uh, my private investigator hit pay dirt. I think this is the big break we’ve been waiting for. Imagine if you could get ahead of your ibs-C…

Ashley: How can you tell which one is dominic? You’re shooting the back of their heads. You’re terrible with the camera.

Tucker: That’s him right there on the bongos.

Asley: Oh, yeah, ooh.

Tucker: Look at that technique.

Ashley: Yeah. Quite the cacophony. So, that’s your big plan, huh?

Tucker: Yeah, for today. And maybe tomorrow.

Ashley: I’m very impressed that you can sit through all that.

Tucker: No, but I’ve studied that video with my professional ear, and if you single out dom’s percussion from the two-year-old hacks, you can tell he’s got something special.

Ashley: Yeah, I’m sure he’s the next ringo starr.

Tucker: No, but I– hey, listen, I’m the expert here. At least on this one esoteric thing.

Ashley: Is that humility I’m sensing coming from you? Seriously? Like you’re only an expert on one thing? You?

Tucker: Could be. Don’t tell anyone.

Ashley: So, anyway, I was thinking that maybe when I go back to work and then maybe if you’re done listening to small children banging on objects, if you go back to the house, maybe you just kind of want to slide your things into my room, maybe. What do you think?

Tucker: Move into your room?

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: I don’t know, I kind of like my room.

Ashley: Mm.

Tucker: I’ll think about it.

Ashley: Okay, you do that.

Nick: You were married to a pathological liar. So, I’m sure nate seems like a, uh, a better choice right now, but he is capable of deception, vic, just like billy was and jt and–

Victoria: Just stop.

Nick: There’s a pattern, vic. Look, I’m your brother and I love you. I need you to see what I see.

Victoria: I’m not gonna discuss this with you or mom. It’s simply no one else’s business.

Nick: Fine. But I will never apologize for worrying about you.

Victoria: Look, my eyes are wide open, I promise. And even if nate did have an agenda, it doesn’t matter because I’m never gonna do anything that I don’t want to do. You just need to trust me on that. And if you can’t trust me, then just keep your thoughts to yourself, all right. I am your sister. I love you. I don’t want to constantly be at odds with you.

Summer: I wasn’t attacking daniel. We’re just upset about our mom. There’s a lot of guilt there.

Kyle: You sure that’s all it was?

Summer: Yeah. Um, can we just go to work? I can’t think about this anymore.

Kyle: I’ll walk you out. Later.

Daniel: Bye.

Kyle: Hey, why didn’t you tell me about you meeting with daniel? I assumed you’d want me here when you talk to him.

Summer: Because it’s between me and daniel.

Kyle: Okay. This is what I mean about shutting me out.

Summer: Kyle.

Kyle: You have a husband who will do whatever he can to help you. Why do you do these things like you’re on your own? Like we’re not together?

Summer: You know, I– I– I’ve got to go. I– I have an errand to run before I go to the office. So just go without me and I’ll– I’ll meet you there later.

Michael: Evidently, stark had initiated the process to collect on phyllis’s life insurance, but he never finished the paperwork. So, clearly he died before he could cash out.

Lauren: But what does that have anything to do with locating phyllis?

Michael: There’s more to it. The P.I. Was able to get the contact information that stark had sent to the insurance company. It’s a local post office box.

Lauren: Well, that doesn’t do you any good.

Michael: No, no, no, never underestimate your husband’s brilliance. After we hit that wall, I pulled a few strings with a friend in D.C. He was able to get the registration of the box. Now, I assumed that would be the grand phoenix, stark’s last abode. Au contraire. It turns out it’s a low-rent motel on the outskirts of genoa city.

Lauren: A perfect place for a supposedly dead woman to disappear for a while. You are brilliant.

Michael: I think jack will love to hear where phyllis might be hiding.

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