Y&R Transcript Thursday, July 6, 2023

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Audra: Good morning, mr. Newman.

Victor: Audra, good morning.

Audra: Morning.

Victor: Please have a seat.

Audra: Thank you.

Victor: Thank you for coming.

Audra: How can I refuse?

Victor: Well, it was an invitation, not a command, you know.

Audra: Well, when victor newman invites you to breakfast, you show up. Especially when it’s your first day in a new role at newman media.

Victor: I hope I’m not keeping you from more important things.

Audra: How impossible. You’re not just the founder of the company. You’re an inspiration and it’s an honor to have this one on one with you.

Victor: Thank you.

Audra: Um, I’m probably embarrassing myself. I’m– I’m sure you’ve had plenty of yes men and women buttering you up over the years, right?

Victor: There is nothing wrong with flattery, as long as it is genuine, authentic.

Audra: Of course. Well, I– I’m sure you didn’t invite me here to test my ability to praise you. Uh, so this must be about my new job at newman media.

Victor: Mm-hmm. I just want you to know, audra, that newman enterprises is more than just a business to me. It’s family, it’s my lifeblood. Therefore, I don’t like certain lines to be crossed.

Audra: You think a line has been crossed?

Victor: I’ve become aware that you and a certain member of my family have become acquainted. And I asked you to come here to give you a serious warning.

[ Sally sighing ]

Chelsea: Well, thanks for breakfast. This is a nice change of pace from my usual at crimson lights.

Billy: But you’d like a change of surroundings, you know. It’s not as easy to do dinner with you wanting to spend as much time as possible with connor, but now that he’s at sports camp, I’ll get you to myself.

Chelsea: Yeah, and I get to have fancy waffles guilt-free.

Billy: Mm-hmm.

Daniel: Chelsea. Uh, sorry to interrupt.

Billy: Hey.

Daniel: Glad I ran into you. I actually left you a message.

Chelsea: Oh, ah, you know, my phone is off. Is everything okay?

Daniel: No, everything’s great. I just wanted to share the good news about omegasphere.

Chelsea: Well, I– I heard that the numbers from my game are climbing, but slowly.

Daniel: They are building every day. That’s the key. It means that the game is starting to take off. And even better, there’s been a ton of great reviews from the gaming press and bloggers.

Chelsea: Really? I haven’t seen those.

Daniel: We’ll have pr send over the links. The buzz has been good.

Billy: That’s good. That’s great. Congratulations to you both.

Summer: Chelsea. I am glad to see you. You’re actually on my to-do list for today.

Billy: So much for a quiet breakfast. Aren’t you in high demand?

Chelsea: Well, I– I can’t imagine why I’d be on your checklist.

Summer: Well, I wanted to follow up on my brilliant idea from a few months ago for you to come and work with me at marchetti. The timing couldn’t be better.

Daniel: Hold on. Are you trying to poach my star employee? Are you stealing talent from your own brother?

Sally: Ugh. What now?

[ Knock on door ] How many times have I asked you to leave me alone? Please, just go away.

Nick: Is that any way to talk to your boyfriend?

Sally: I am so sorry. I did not know it was you. You got here really fast.

Nick: You thought it was adam?

Sally: Well, he won’t give up.

Nick: What’s he want now?

Sally: I don’t know. But it seems the more I ask him to back off, the more persistent he gets. Even when I was with the people I love,

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Nick: Look, I really feel for what he’s going through, losing the baby and then having to make that choice. It’s– it’s impossible. And then, he’s battling my dad. I just– I was really hoping he would listen to me when I told him to give you some space.

Sally: Look, you don’t have to fix my problems, nick.

Nick: Right now, I do because you need to focus on healing. Not that it matters. I mean, adam just turned it into an argument and he didn’t hold back.

Sally: I’m sorry.

Nick: I’m not because he brought up something that you and I need to deal with.

Sally: Oh, great. So you’re taking relationship advice from adam now.

Nick: In this case, I am. Because you said the same thing the other day when you broke down. When you were at the hospital, I wasn’t there and you needed me.

Sally: Look, I was raw and upset. It was not meant to be an accusation.

Nick: But it was honest.

Sally: Look, I– I don’t blame you, okay? Uh, you had to be there for faith. You and sharon had to save your daughter and I– I get that more than ever now. And you had no idea that my daughter’s life was in danger too.

Nick: Well, that sounds logical and rational, but the fact is I wasn’t there when you needed me most.

Sally: Look, I– I really don’t want you to beat yourself up over it, okay? And I hate that adam made you feel bad about it, which is another reason why I want him out of my life. You know, he twists everything for his benefit. It’s just hurtful and manipulative and I hate it. So, um, you know, he needs to understand that if he cannot respect my wishes, then there is no more room for him in my life.

Audra: I hope I didn’t do anything to upset you, sir. Look, I’m not sure what you’ve heard, but I can assure you that whatever it is, I– I can explain.

Victor: You’re not the reason for my warning. My son adam is. Do you know him?

Audra: Uh, I met him recently at the athletic club lounge. Um, it was brief and it was before I– I was asked to fill in for nate.

Victor: Who approached whom?

Audra: I initiated the conversation.

Victor: Or so you thought.

Audra: Do you believe adam orchestrated our meeting?

Victor: I know my son can be quite charming.

Audra: Hm. Well, I promise you, I spilled no company secrets. Look, I am aware that adam is in charge of mccall. So I– I made sure I didn’t give away anything about newman media.

Victor: Good. Audra, I asked you here to forewarn you. My son, adam, is aiming to take over newman media. I don’t know when he will strike, but he will strike. Are you ready for the battle?

Summer: No, I don’t see it as poaching. I see it as sharing the creative wealth. I mean, your video game has launched, right? I figured you’d be looking for a new challenge.

Daniel: Right, but hiring chelsea away seems a little out of the blue like something you might have discussed with your brother first.

Chelsea: Well, no offense to either one of you, but I’m perfectly capable of fielding my own job offers.

Daniel: Of course, you are. I am just pointing out that you are valued at omegasphere.

Chelsea: Well, I appreciate that. And summer, I remember when you offered me this role previously and I turned you down.

Summer: I know, but it’s been a little while now and marchetti could really use your talents now more than ever.

Chelsea: Why is that?

Summer: There have been some changes and it’s presented a really unique opportunity. You and I would actually be running marchetti together.

Billy: Uh, isn’t that job taken by your husband?

Summer: Oh, you haven’t heard? Kyle’s leaving and I’m taking over as ceo, which is why I would love for you, chelsea, to take my position as creative director.

Billy: I’m sorry, kyle’s leaving?

Daniel: Can I speak with you for a minute, privately?

Summer: Chelsea, please consider my offer. I think it could be really great.

Chelsea: I will. Thank you.

Daniel: Excuse us.

Billy: Uh, I apologize. I’m gonna have to head back to the office and I’m gonna need a large coffee to go. So, why don’t I take you home?

Chelsea: Sounds great.

Daniel: Hey. What was that all about? What’s going on with you?

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Billy: First diane, now kyle. I don’t think it’s a good thing to have your co-ce. Being left in the dark like that, jack. No, I– I– yes, I understand, it’s a unique situation and I feel for them both, but the courtesy of– of a heads up would be great. Thank you very much. That’s all I’m asking. Bye, talk to you soon.

Chelsea: So?

Billy: So, I now know why kyle is no longer at marchetti and why I didn’t find out about it until now. I guess it happened very quickly. Summer and kyle have separated and summer moved out.

Chelsea: Oh, no, I’m sorry to hear that. Makes sense why summer was so intense earlier though.

Billy: Yeah. And it also makes sense why daniel and summer both value your talent.

Chelsea: I don’t know. I mean, should I even consider this marchetti offer? Summer seems almost desperate.

Billy: I mean, if you’re asking me, I think it’s a hell of an opportunity.

Chelsea: But I thought you felt omegasphere was a good idea?

Billy: It is. I’m just seeing the perks, you know. Seeing you in and around the office would be fantastic. I wouldn’t have to squeeze in time between dinner and a movie.

Chelsea: So, you have purely selfish motives? You just want to work together again.

Billy: It wouldn’t be the same as the podcast. You know, we wouldn’t be working directly with each other, but if I get to see you in and around the water cooler, I’m gonna see that as a bonus. What do you say?

Daniel: Are you sure that you and kyle can’t work through this? Separation just seems so extreme.

Summer: Nothing is final. I– I got a room upstairs, but it’s not gonna be for long.

Daniel: Can I ask you why you seem so optimistic?

Summer: Kyle just needs some time. I mean, we’ve been through rough patches like this in the past and we always get back together. I mean, it’s what we do.

Daniel: Okay. I– I hope so. I just want you to be realistic too.

Summer: Wait, I’m sorry. Is this you being supportive right now?

Daniel: I am feeling like a protective older brother. You know, as someone who lived through a separation recently. When time apart, when it becomes permanent, that gut punch can hurt if it comes out of left field.

Summer: Look, I’m clinging to hope right now and you’re telling me to prepare for the worst.

Daniel: No, I just don’t want to see you hurt anymore. We did inherit a fierce ability to deny reality from our mother. Look where she is now.

Nick: Victoria forced me to take a leave of absence, allegedly to use the personal time to deal with the recent turmoil.

Sally: I’m part of that turmoil, aren’t I?

Nick: Yeah, but you’re worth it. No, but I am here to support you.

Sally: And sharon and faith. Look, maybe she’s right. You know, you always feel the need to be there for everyone else, but you have been through a lot too.

Nick: Honestly, if I thought I needed some time off, I would take it. But this is mandatory and I just don’t buy that it is for my own good.

Sally: You think there’s another motive?

Nick: I think vic and my replacement have other goals in mind.

Sally: Let me guess who replaced you… nate hastings.

Nick: You got it. And I have a feeling if it’s up to nate, I will not have a job to come back to.

Audra: Are you sure adam is trying to make a move? You know, maybe he’s bluffing, trying to goad victoria? Look, I know they don’t get along.

Victor: I know my son and he doesn’t make idle threats. He has declared war.

Audra: Then, he’ll get a war. Newman media will be safe under my watch. I have a question for you. You own mccall unlimited, don’t you? The same company that adam is using to go against newman media. Why are you playing both sides here?

[ Victor chuckling ]

Victor: Don’t you concern yourself with what angle I’m playing. You just pay attention to what adam is up to. I do not want him to take over newman media. (Wheezing)

Sally: So, how are you going to keep your sister and nate from pushing you out of your job?

Nick: I’m not gonna sweat it. I didn’t want this time off, but I’m gonna use it to take care of the people I care about. So don’t worry about me. No matter how things shake out at newman, I’m gonna be just fine.

Sally: God, I admire your calm. If I were you, I could not sit still. Of course, I am already climbing the walls because everything in this room reminds me of everything that happened.

Nick: Well, why don’t you try and focus on something else other than your grief? You know, something that’s rewarding for you. How are things going at chancellor winters?

Sally: No clue. Chloe has been calling me and I have been putting her off.

Nick: What’s she want?

Sally: I don’t know, I think just to check in as a friend. But she probably also needs help with work. I know she’s been doing everything on her own since the pregnancy complications.

Nick: I think you should call her. You know, some work or even just a friendly visit. It might be exactly what you need right now.

Chelsea: I’m not sure about such a big change. Not just going back to fashion, but this job summer is offering, it’s gonna be a lot of pressure and very public.

Billy: Yes, that’s all true. And if you’re not ready for it, that’s– that’s okay. But what do you– what do you think about the gaming job then?

Chelsea: It’s been rewarding being able to help people.

Billy: Okay. Well, that’s a good thing. But, you know, this– this job that summer is offering, it’s a hell of an opportunity, right? I mean, especially if you want to stay in the fashion world. Just think about it before you say no. That’s it.

Chloe: Chels.

Chelsea: Hi.

Chloe: Hi. I’ve missed you so much. I feel like we’ve been caught up in different orbits lately.

Billy: Perfect timing. I’m gonna bounce back to the office, okay? I’ll let you two catch up.

Chelsea: Bye.

Billy: Talk to you soon. Hi. Bye. Good to see you.

Chloe: Bye. Well, tell me all things like what’s going on with you two?

Chelsea: I will, but first I’m so glad you’re here. I actually really need your opinion on something. So, summer offered me a job at marchetti. Her job.

Chloe: Wow. She’s leaving?

Chelsea: Kyle is. And she’s taking over as ceo.

Chloe: Which leaves creative director open. That’s– that’s huge.

Chelsea: I know. But it’s probably too much for me, right? I mean, what do you think?

Chloe: Oh, uh, yeah, I– I don’t think I’m well equipped to give any advice.

Chelsea: Well, why not? We worked together. You know what the job would entail. Who better?

Chloe: I don’t know, maybe a better friend.

Chelsea: What are you talking about?

Chloe: How could I weigh in on such huge advice when I didn’t do more for you when you needed me most?

Audra: Thank you. I used to wait to run my dishwasher

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Chelsea: It sounds like you’re blaming yourself for my depression and what I went through. And I’ve told you, you are not responsible for either one of those things.

Chloe: Yeah, but why did I let you push me away? Because if I had been there more often, maybe I would have seen the warning signs.

Chelsea: Chloe, it’s my job to notice when I’m feeling a certain way and I need to reach out to people. Something I didn’t do last time when things got so dark. I shut you out. You have been nothing but a support system for me, always. You fought for me, for us, for our partnership and I pushed you away. I didn’t recognize it at the time, so it’s my job to be more vigilant and not push away the people that love me and care about me, especially somebody like you who is the most loyal friend around.

Chloe: Well, I just want you to know, you can lean on me, always.

Chelsea: Well, I need to lean on you right now because I need to go through the pros and cons of this job offer, please.

Chloe: Okay. Well, just know that, um, you know, I’m here for all things, always.

[ Both chuckling ]

Nick: Hey, dad.

Victor: Hey, son. Thank you for coming. Please have a seat.

Nick: Why not? I’ve got nothing but time on my hands right now since I have no office to go to.

Victor: Well, I want you to know that I had nothing to do with your forced sabbatical. In fact, your mother and I were against it.

Nick: Thanks. I appreciate all the help lately.

Victor: That’s very nice to hear. Remember that next time you get pissed off at me. I do help my family, you know.

Nick: I’ll try. It seems like faith’s doing, uh, she’s doing well. Uh, she’s happy to be back at the dorm with all her friends. It is exactly the distraction we were hoping. Sharon and I check in with her every day.

Victor: You know that I’m playing chess with her at least once a week.

Nick: I know. Thank you for doing that. She needs all the support we can give her right now.

Victor: Yup.

Nick: Now, if I were you, I’d be focusing more on the chess match that victoria seems to be playing. I was informed that all of my staff was recently reassigned.

Victor: You don’t think I’m keeping an eye on things?

Nick: Is that what this meeting’s about? You want to try and figure out how to deal with victoria and nate?

Victor: No. This meeting, I’m gonna ask you to help adam.

Summer: Beautiful flowers. Someone must really be trying to impress you.

Audra: Oh, it’s to congratulate me on my new job. Uh, today is my first day as acting ceo of newman media.

Summer: Wow. And they got you jewelry too. I– I recognize the gift box. It’s the same jeweler that I go to. You must have already impressed my aunt.

Audra: Oh, I’m sure it’s just a fountain pen or a desk clock or something.

Summer: Well, good luck and I’ll see you around.

Audra: Are you staying here?

Summer: It’s temporary. Like your new position.

Audra: Welcome to the club, neighbor.

Adam: Well, you were right about being able to run into all the movers and shakers of genoa city here.

Audra: I’ve been warned about you.

Adam: And I would bet you have never listened to a warning in your life. Are you tired of clean clothes that just don’t smell clean?

[ Sally exhaling ]

Sally: Wow. That was fast.

Chloe: I got your text and I’m working on being a better friend.

Sally: It’s absolutely not something you need improvement on. I’m the one that hasn’t been pulling my weight at chancellor-winters.

Chloe: Taking care of yourself is not slacking off. It’s doctor’s orders, and mine. How are you doing?

Sally: I’m not gonna lie. It has not been easy.

Chloe: Yeah, I mean, losing a child is the hardest thing in the world.

Sally: I’m not really sure I’m ready to go back to work.

Chloe: No, of course not. Of course not. And I– I hope you don’t feel like you need to on my account because I have everything covered.

Sally: No. Uh, nick thinks that it might be a good distraction for me.

Chloe: And what do you think?

Sally: I’m having a hard time really thinking about anything right now.

Chloe: Yeah. Well, it looks like you’ve been cooped up here for a bit.

Sally: What gave it away? No, I– look, at least walking is getting easier. I have been doing laps around the block and slow, steady, boring. Yeah, maybe a distraction would be good for me.

Chloe: Okay. Well, um, I got approvals on all of the preliminary sketches and all of the paint colors have been chosen. Who knew there were so many whites to choose from? Uh, they loved all of your choices for the sofas and the chairs and we’re gonna start renovations soon in the common areas. We think that doing it in stages is best so they can continue to use the workspace.

Sally: Wow, you’ve been doing a lot.

Chloe: Too overwhelming?

Sally: No, no, really. And I– I appreciate you taking over everything. I– I’m just having trouble thinking about anything more than what I want for lunch.

Chloe: Yeah. Okay. So, um, let’s just start slow.

Sally: Okay.

Chloe: Okay? And get the creative juices flowing.

Nick: Dad, I am the last person adam wants to hear from. And frankly, I’m in no mood to reach out to him right now.

Victor: Son, you didn’t let me finish.

Nick: I don’t need to hear anymore. Look, I feel terrible about what adam and sally have gone through. It’s awful, but I’ve tried to reach out to him and he shut that down pretty quickly because he refuses to honor sally’s wishes. And that is to give her some space and it’s making her even more upset.

Victor: But you understand that they went through a traumatic situation. I mean, all that adam wants to do is, you know, share some of the grief with her. Can’t you ask her to be more open to that?

Nick: Sally is not the problem.

Victor: I know you think adam is the problem and I don’t disagree with you. However, you must know by now that I will never give up hope. I think that he is capable of changing.

Nick: Well, adam is always your blind spot.

Victor: Yeah. There’s truth to that, son. I hope you’ll never be in a situation like that. It tears me apart, you know. He’s my son as well. And right now, he needs someone to support him. The stillbirth has put him on a very dangerous trajectory and I am very concerned about it. So, what I’m asking you, if you can find it in your heart to give him one more chance?

Nick: Okay, um, let’s say I was willing. What exactly do you want from me?

[ Adam sighing ]

Audra: Care if I join you?

Adam: Hm? Don’t you have a thank you call to make? I mean, that was quite a extravagant floral arrangement gift I saw you with. Is that a fan or someone more intimate? Or maybe you had them sent to yourself?

Audra: And uh, why would I do that?

Adam: Make a statement. “I’m someone to be admired.”

Audra: I am, but I– I don’t need to send myself gifts to prove that.

Adam: No, I guess not. And I guess you’re not gonna tell me who the flowers were from.

Audra: Why ruin the mystery?

Adam: Mm.

Audra: What time is she coming?

Adam: Before noon. So, who warned you about me?

Audra: Take a guess?

Adam: Oh, that’s, um, that’s a long list of options there.

Audra: So everyone knows that you just have your sights set on newman media?

Adam: Well, I haven’t made that big of a secret of it, but I’m curious where your loyalties lie.

Audra: Well, I’m the ceo of newman media, so what do you think?

Adam: Well, you’re the interim ceo, ’til victoria gives my brother his job back, but…

Audra: Yes, the temporary nature of my job has been made very clear to me.

Adam: And I would bet that you hate that.

Audra: No, I’m actually looking forward to proving myself.

Adam: Oh, I bet you are. But word on the street is you’re no stranger to betraying your employer. So, what’s the chance of you doing that again?

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[ Knocking on door ]

Summer: Who is it?

Daniel: It’s your brother.

Summer: Hey, I thought you were going to work. What’s up? Did you hear from mom?

Daniel: No, not exactly. Um… I got something to tell you and I don’t think you’re gonna like it.

Summer: What did you do?

Daniel: I texted mom and I told her about your separation from kyle.

Summer: Why did you do that?

Daniel: Because it’s a big deal and she’d want to know.

Summer: Daniel, that wasn’t your information to share.

Daniel: Mom is responsible for your separation. It’s time she took responsibility.

Summer: We have no idea how she’s gonna react to that information.

Daniel: You’re right. Maybe it’ll bring her back. I mean, if she cares about us as much as she says she does, your relationship shouldn’t become another casualty of her bad choices.

Victor: What I’m asking is for you to join forces with adam at mccall.

Nick: Dad, come on. You already asked me this before and I said no. What makes you think I’d change my mind?

Victor: Son, you yourself said you have plenty of time now that you’re forced into this sabbatical. Why not put it to good use?

Nick: But you honestly think I would trade newman enterprises for mccall with adam?

Victor: Let me tell you something. Adam needs you more than victoria does. I’m begging you. I’m worried about my son. I don’t know if anyone can help him right now. I think if you were willing to support him, there’s a chance that he will straighten out.

Sally: What about something like this? A workspace that is both ergonomic and sleek. And it easily converts from seated to a standing desk. And if we position them like this, then they have this great view and they do not have to stare at each other. It’s a win-win.

Chloe: I love it.

Sally: The sketch?

Chloe: Yes, but mostly just seeing you smile again. Hey, no, stop, I… okay, I– I know where your mind just went. You’re feeling guilty for forgetting for a second. You are not betraying your daughter by being happy, okay? Your little girl would want her mama to keep smiling.

Sally: Thank you. Ava would have loved her aunt chloe.

Chloe: Oh, honey, that’s a beautiful name. I’m so sorry. My timing really sucks, I need to go. I have to meet kevin. I…

Sally: Of course, go. Really.

Chloe: Ah, you know, um, I think, you know, uh, we should just get together with lily and devon. Set up a meeting.

Sally: I would like to join.

Chloe: Are you sure?

Sally: Yes. Yeah. I’m– I’m ready to get out into the world. I– I don’t need to keep hiding in here, piling up dirty dishes.

Chloe: Okay. Um, you know, listen, I– I can just set a time and then, you know, if you want to cancel, it’s okay.

Sally: Thank you.

Chloe: I didn’t do anything.

Sally: You showed up. And you encouraged me to start small and you said things that other people are afraid to say.

Chloe: Come here.

[ Chloe sighing ] Okay. Bye, sweetie.

[ Sally sighing ]

Adam: I know that I could apologize every day for the rest of my life and it would never be enough to ease your pain because I know there’s nothing that will ease mine. We’re the only two people in the world who know what it is to lose ava. She will live on in our hearts as the fierce, brilliant, adventurous girl we knew her to be. I can only hope that her memory will help us find a way through this. I don’t want the darkness to win. I want to believe that there can be healing. Well, I don’t know, maybe it’s ava’s spirit that’s making me write this letter. She knows that we’ve suffered her loss together, but just as creating her bound us here on earth, losing her binds us for eternity. But I wanna be in your life, in the here and now to support you through this. I’ll be waiting downstairs until noon if you want to talk. Please don’t let this be goodbye. Adam.

Audra: Thank you. Listen, I’m happy in whatever role your sister deems best for me. And I’m ready to take you down in a corporate battle if that’s what you’re determined you’ll have.

Adam: Good to know.

Audra: Hm. Well, it’s past noon. I think you’ve been stood up by whoever you’re waiting for.

Adam: You know, you have made a big mistake underestimating me. And I hope you get ready for the biggest battle of your life.

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