Y&R Transcript Friday, July 21, 2023

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Billy: Well… if those are marchetti’s fall designs, watch out fashion world. Someone’s here to shake it up.

Chelsea: Haha. Very funny.

[ Chelsea sighing ] I doodle when I’m nervous.

Billy: What are you nervous about?

Chelsea: This new job. It’s kind of a big deal.

Billy: It’s not kind of a big deal. It’s actually a really big deal.

[ Chelsea sighing ] But in the best possible way. You are going to impress everyone at marchetti with your talent, I guarantee it. And not that you need it, but I got you a little something. You know, a little good luck charm for your first day.

[ Summer sighing ]

Audra: Thank you.

Kyle: You know, I am getting late for my first day.

Summer: Damn it! Just admit that you slept with audra. You can give me that much at least.

Kyle: Summer, I am not doing this here.

Summer: Just yes or no. Say it.

Kyle: Summer.

Summer: Tell me the truth!

Kyle: I did. I slept with audra and now you know for sure.

Summer: What an idiot. Oh, my god. What a fool. I believed that there was still hope for us. I was trying to talk to you, I was trying to fix it and you already moved on and you didn’t even have the guts to tell me? I– I guess I’m glad that I know now. There never was any hope for us.

Kyle: I guess not. So, are we done here?

Audra: Thank you.

Summer: You really are something else.

Audra: Thank you.

Summer: It’s not a compliment. I’m just curious. Is kyle another random hookup to you or did you have your sights set on my husband and his money before you even knew that I had moved out?

Victor: Once adustus has become a strong, viable company, we’ll make it a subsidiary of newman enterprises as it should’ve been long ago.

Adam: Wha– wha– I thought we had an agreement.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about past agreements. This is how it will work. If you don’t like the new arrangement, walk out the door! I want an answer now!

[ Phone chiming ]

Sharon: Adam?

Adam: Hi.

Sharon: Am I wrong to hope that this is about adustus? The value of focusing on a new beginning rather than the slights of the past?

Adam: Um, I thought about it.

Sharon: And? Tell me.

Adam: Well, I think that we should wait until, um… until nick gets here.

Sharon: Could this be the first meeting of genoa city’s new power trio? There are times, I wonder…

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Billy: Bees are good luck. They symbolize hard work, adapting to new challenges and new beginnings.

Chelsea: I wasn’t aware you were such an expert.

Billy: Yeah, katie got stung by a bee while on the swings at the park this one time. She became very nervous around them, so victoria and I thought it would be a good idea to learn about all the amazing things that bees do. Katie became obsessed and started rattling off facts about them, so they wormed into my brain. Now, down on to your wrist.

Chelsea: Well, thank you. It’s the perfect gift. I love it.

Billy: You know, I would’ve expected you to be more excited than nervous about your first day. You’re about to reenter the fashion world, where, let’s be honest, you are a superstar and your instincts are even better now than they were then.

Chelsea: Your faith in me almost drowns out the alarm bells going off in my head.

Billy: Mm. That bad, huh?

[ Chelsea sighing ]

Chelsea: It’s just been so long since I’ve been a part of the fashion world. You know? I walked away from everything. When all that stuff happened with adam, I convinced myself that a new career and a new direction is what I needed and there would be no looking back, and yet, here I am. I mean, am I fooling myself? Am I taking a step forward or is this just one big, giant step backward?

Nick: Don’t tell you’re backing out on our handshake.

Sharon: Handshake?

Adam: I suggest we not start this new era of sibling detente with doubt and negativity. Look, after listening to what you had to say and after hearing nick’s arguments, I have reconsidered. I’m going to stay at adustus, I’m going to work with my brother and I’m very interested in hearing about your merger idea.

Nick: We shook on us all three working together.

Sharon: Well, that sounds like more than just interest. That sounds like a deal.

Adam: Well, um, nick made me see that dad’s tactics may suck, but his strategy is exemplary. I can keep fighting him or I can choose good business.

Sharon: And joining forces is good business. I’m happy. This is wonderful. Thank you for convincing him. I know that you had your own concerns.

Adam: Yes, nick. Thank you.

Nick: Sure. I know dad tried to act like he he didn’t care if you or vic or I went along with this plan, but I know he was secretly hoping that you would change your mind. Have you told dad the news yet?

Adam: Well, that is my next order of business. Pop has extended his, “I need an answer now” ultimatum, but, uh, based on the text I just got, he’s growing impatient.

Sharon: Well, I know that doesn’t surprise you. This is the right thing for all of us, I am sure of it.

Audra: Little tacky, don’t you think?

Summer: The other woman is calling me tacky.

Audra: Hm. I’m not sure the other woman really fits me. And, um, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I have my own money, thank you, so it wasn’t kyle’s financial assets that attracted me to him. Why are you torturing yourself this way? I mean, why does it matter how kyle and I started?

Summer: It matters because kyle and I are still married.

Audra: Technically, sure, okay, but I don’t see anything I do affects the bigger picture. You know, kyle is a grown man. He makes his own decisions. Or– or is that something new?

Summer: What is that supposed to mean?

Audra: Summer, you’re trying to pin this all on me, okay? So– so you must clearly think that kyle can be controlled and manipulated, and maybe that’s the real issue. You know, kyle has free will and if he wanted to be with you, girl, he would be, and yet, here you are, all on your own. My a1c was up here; now, it’s down with rybelsus.

Sharon: The more I look into it, the more I am convinced that these two companies are a perfect fit. Your plan for adustus international is to focus on media, kirsten incorporated’s core business creates the technology that distributes that media.

Nick: Synergy. Control the product and the delivery. Automatic cost saver.

Sharon: Well, the appeal is not just practical. I think that this could be really special.

Nick: I agree. I find it more appealing to create something new rather than just, you know, help newman enterprises continue down its well-established path.

Adam: Oh, look at you walking away from newman, no bitterness at all. My big brother, the role model.

Nick: I can back out right now, just say the word.

Adam: Hey, if you wanna do it.

Sharon: Okay, you guys, enough. I’m not ready to play mediator yet.

Adam: Okay, look, I’m all in. Seriously. We all bring unique skillsets and a diverse background to the table and we can all claim media experience. I’ve run newman media, and you and sharon, you’re at the helm at restless style. Not to mention the entrepreneurial spirit that we all have.

Sharon: Well, you really are seeing it now, aren’t you? The potential. What the three of us could create together. It could be incredible.

Nick: I don’t even have something sarcastic to say.

Adam: Me neither.

Sharon: Well, then, we know it’s a good idea.

Adam: Except for one thing. We better lay out our plans to victor before he changes the terms or he yanks our potential entirely.

Billy: I don’t see the move to marchetti as anything but positive, but of course, you need to be the one comfortable with it.

Chelsea: Well, I am, almost. I just– I thought I closed that chapter of my life, you know? I had my peace with the fact that that world was behind me. And I really liked working at omegasphere, but then this opportunity came around and I– [ Sighing ] You know this is gonna be a lot different than designing, right? I mean, creative director? It’s a massive responsibility. I will be in charge with shaping the vision for a global brand. I mean, I’m gonna have to inspire designers under the lights on the biggest catwalk there is?

Billy: Yeah. All of that is true, but give yourself a break, you know? You haven’t even stepped foot in the office yet. And I know that there are a million ideas up there just waiting to come out.

Chelsea: Oh, yeah. It’s all I can think about.

Billy: Well, there you go. I’m here. Lay a few on me.

[ Chelsea chuckling ]

Chelsea: Uh, okay, um. Well, first, I think we need to revamp the ready-to-wear collection, then we need to tweak fenmore’s collaboration a little bit. I feel like it could be more working mom friendly, you know? Oh! And, um, marchetti home, it never really took off, but I feel like there’s so much potential there and I also have this idea, um, for a concept for a fashion show, where I think it– what?

Billy: You’re gonna crush it.

Summer: To be clear, I do blame kyle, but that doesn’t stop me from being disgusted by the both of you and the damage that you’ve done.

Audra: Done to whom? Are you the victim here? No part in the destruction of your relationship? Girl, if that’s the case, then walk away, you know? Hold your head high. Show some class.

Summer: You’re talking to me about class? You don’t know anything about class. Yes, kyle and i might not be together right now, but we have a son together and I will protect him no matter what, especially from his dad’s mistakes.

Audra: Okay, um, listen, I have zero interest in interfering with your little family unit, uh, but, it looks like to me that you’re just using your son to, you know, justify this self-righteousness anger about me and kyle working together and… other things.

Summer: You say that don’t acknowledge kyle’s free will, but it sure seems like you think that you have total control over everything. That you can just say and do whatever you want.

Audra: Yeah, well self-doubt isn’t my thing.

Summer: Obviously, hubris is.

Audra: All right, look, you’re the one who got burned here. You thought you could do whatever you wanted and kyle would just be right there waiting for you. Look where that got you.

Kyle: What’s going on here?

[ Kyle sighing ] Trying to control my asthma felt anything but normal.

Victor: Hello. What a nice surprise. Does that mean you are accepting my terms?

Nick: We will agree to everything you proposed. The adustus/kirsten merger makes sense for all of us.

Victor: Well, I’ll be damned. That’s nice to hear.

Sharon: Nick and I have worked together successfully before, of course, and the three of us compliment one another. Our strengths, weaknesses, our personalities. There’s no ceiling on what we can accomplish as a team.

Victor: Great. How about you, adam? You on board? You walked out of here last night.

Adam: I’m on board. I’m not as thrilled about your plan as these two. I believed that I was getting total autonomy, as you know. And now, I’m under your thumb, dad. As well as victoria’S. Maybe even nick’S.

Victor: Well, now, I don’t like the sound of that. Are you saying we’re having a problem or what?

Summer: Audra and I were just having a little chat. It’s all good. Hey, just a little tip, woman to woman, you might want to think about changing your perfume because yours is really strong. It smells cheap. I think that kyle can still get you a discount at jabot if you want.

Kyle: Okay. Hey, what just went down here?

Audra: Well, summer is clearly having a difficult time accepting that her marriage is over. She’s still in love with you.

Kyle: Well, doesn’t seem to matter at this point, does it?

Audra: It does to her.

Kyle: We have both hurt each other too much to go back to the way things were.

Audra: You sure about that?

Chelsea: Crush it? Really? I think that’s overly optimistic at this point.

Billy: No, not at all. Chelsea, you are. You’re gonna crush this. I mean, you’re gonna conquer the fashion world, or shall I say reconquer the fashion world. You’re a perfect fit for marchetti’s creative director. Summer believes it, I believe it, now you have to believe it.

Chelsea: Thank you for always being my biggest supporter.

Billy: You’re positively glowing from all the excitement, whether you see it or not, and that says to me that this is a huge step in the right direction. I’m so proud of you. You’re making bold, brave choices. And you’re strong and it’s a thing of beauty. So, am I gonna see you at the break room later?

Chelsea: Maybe, but I’m actually meeting summer here first and then I think we’re headed to the office.

Billy: Oh, wow. Look at you, boss lady. Well, once again, congratulations on your first day, but like I said, you’re not gonna need it.

Chelsea: I’m holding on to this, though, just in case.

Billy: Good idea. I’ll see you later.

Chelsea: Okay.

Adam: Look, I meant what I said. I’m ready to go. My, uh, new partners here gave me some good advice and I took it.

Victor: Huh. What was that?

Adam: Waiting for you to change is futile and it’s not gonna happen, but our team’s beacon of hope believes that achieving great success will prove that we don’t need to be controlled.

Victor: Sharon, I must tell you that the idea of merging the two companies was a very good one.

Sharon: Thank you, victor.

Victor: And adam, I hope that by working together with nicholas and sharon that you will get rid of that chip on your shoulder regarding your sister, victoria, and this will disabuse you of the idea of destroying newman media. Working together with them gives you a whole new future to look forward to, right?

Adam: Well, thank you for the life advice, pop. Now, I only have one requirement before I fully commit to this. That you give us six months absolute free reign. These hands used to hold me as a little girl.

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Audra: No one really knows what goes on inside a marriage. It’s up to you and summer to decide if it still can be saved.

Kyle: Why? Do you think this is just a separation?

Audra: Well, is it? Look, I’m thrilled to be working together, and clearly, we’ve been having a lot of fun, but if you’re having second thoughts about any of it, just let me know. I can handle it. All right, well I have a meeting to get to and I think you do as well. I might have some free time later, I don’t know. You can let me know then.

Chelsea: Look at you with that healthy attitude of growth and maturity.

Billy: Pretty impressive, isn’t it? I’m just simply taking a page out of your book, you know? You seem to have really good relationships with your exes.

Chelsea: Except when I went off the deep end over adam and sharon.

Billy: You had a stroke. I would chalk that up to a severe medical issue.

Chelsea: Oh, that’s generous, but the rough patch I went through definitely lasted longer than I care to admit.

Billy: But you came out the other side. I mean, look what you’ve overcome. I mean, I see a fully realized beautiful woman in front of me that deserves happiness.

Chelsea: Well, you make me happy.

Billy: Back at you. You know, I guess that’s why I’m okay with lily and daniel. Because it allows me to move on as well.

Chelsea: And is that what you’re doing?

Billy: Pretty sure I am, yeah.

Chelsea: You know, connor is spending the night tonight at the ranch.

Billy: Is that right?

Chelsea: I can’t believe I just said that out loud.

Billy: Yeah, you did say that out loud, but you can take it back, you know.

Chelsea: I don’t want to take it back. I’m feeling very strong emotionally, mentally.

Billy: But.

Chelsea: But… it’s been a long time since I’ve… been with someone.

Billy: You’ll be okay. It’s like riding a bike.

Summer: Hi.

Chelsea: Summer, hi! It’s great to see you.

Summer: Happy first day at marchetti. I know that you’re probably very ready to get to the offices and tour them and meet your whole team, but I just thought it might be nice for us to sit down and chat, just us two first.

Chelsea: Yeah, of course. I have to tell you, I’m so grateful and so excited about this opportunity. I’m not gonna lie, I had some butterflies earlier, but billy helped talk me out of them. He’s got a knack for helping me recognize how I’m feeling.

Summer: That’s so nice that you have such a supportive partner.

Chelsea: Yeah. It is nice and he actually gave me this, um, good luck on your first day of work gift. Oh, and i should warn you, when you get back to your office, you will most likely be greeted with a ridiculous amount of flowers and a very nice bottle of champagne. He’s very excited about this new beginning.

Summer: Yeah, this is a new beginning, right? It’s gonna lead to a new success and we have come such a long way since I was modelling your designs for jabot way back when.

Chelsea: That’s for sure.

Summer: We’re both in new roles and I’m still getting my footing as ceo, so we’re just gonna figure it all out together, see what works for us. I mean, kyle and I, we would always do weekly, um, weekly status meetings, but I’m so sorry. That’s irrelevant. We are gonna figure out the best path for the two of us.

Chelsea: Great. I’m sure this situation with kyle is very difficult. I find talking about things helps, so if you ever need to vent, I’m here to listen.

Billy: Yo. Mind if I join you?

Kyle: I was supposed to be meeting with someone, but they just texted that they’re cancelling.

Billy: Great. I’ll take that as a yes. So, newman, huh? Newman media. Right hand to audra charles. Jack’s disappointed. I get it. You wanted a change of scenery, so you made the jump

Kyle: Well, it’s my first day, but so far, it feels like a good fit. And billy, before you ask, taking this job had nothing to do with my dad choosing summer over me. I’m not trying to get back at him.

Billy: Okay.

Kyle: Okay. What aren’t you saying?

Billy: I’m not trying to ride you. I’m not. I get it. I’ve been in that situation, you know? It’s kinda like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. You don’t feel like you have options.

Kyle: Hey, hey, I had plenty of options. I didn’t take the newman media job out of desperation.

Billy: Okay, good. Well, good luck with that. I know audra can be a handful.

Victor: So, what do both of you think about adam’s demand?

Sharon: I think we’re all in agreement.

Nick: Yeah. It’s a reasonable request, dad. Give us time to see what we can do. Turning around these two struggling companies while merging them together is no small feat, but I believe we can do it. I have faith in us. But you looking over our shoulders and weighing in on every move we make isn’t going to allow us to get the results we need.

Adam: That’s all we ask. Just a little hands off period.

Victor: Three months. Gives me enough time to realize what your intent is. If you intend to use the company to go after victoria.

Nick: Obviously, I’m not on board with any attempt an attack on newman media and neither is sharon and we have made that very clear to adam.

Adam: Wiping out newman media might have had some appeal before, but I see a very different option.

Victor: What’s that?

Adam: Well, adustus-kirsten isn’t going to be a standalone company for long. You plan to bring it into the newman fold.

Victor: That’s non-negotiable.

Adam: Of course, but given what the three of us have planned with the merged companies, it’s pretty inevitable newman media’s gonna become redundant.

Victor: You intend to wipeout the entire media division of newman enterprises? That’s not an option.

Adam: I don’t intend to wipe out anything. I wanna put it all together, as one big, happy company. -Fixed. -That’s my son.

Kyle: Audra and I… understand each other.

Billy: That’s good. That’s a good thing. To be honest, you probably made the right choice in leaving jabot when you did. Jack and ashley are on the verge of a civil war. Ashley seems fully content on ripping my father’s company straight down the middle. Jack and I are doing everything we can to keep it together.

Kyle: I just don’t get it. I mean, why doesn’t he cut ashley loose? He did it to me. Let her take what she thinks is rightfully hers.

Billy: So, let everything your grandfather built just go to hell?

Kyle: Well, dividing and moving on has its advantages.

Billy: I’m sorry. Are we still talking about business here? Or is that in relation to summer? Are you so hurt that you’re not willing to give her another chance?

Chelsea: Look, you’re my boss now, so I’m probably overstepping, but if you need a neutral party to confide in, someone who won’t judge, I’m your girl.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: I don’t know.

[ Summer chuckling ] It– it’s just that kyle and I, we… we worked so hard to get to where we were. We overcame so many obstacles, but we did it and we were– we were happy. We were in love. And then, diane came back to town after years of being dead and after breaking kyle’s heart, she came back and she ruined everything. She drove my mom crazy, she pushed her over the edge and that made her susceptible to bad influences and… I– I know that kyle thinks that I never should’ve put my mom first, but she’s my mom, you know? What choice did I have?

Chelsea: Yeah. I have a very, um, shall we say colorful mother as well and she’s put me in very difficult situations.

Summer: Okay, so what would you do? What would you do if you thought that you were gonna lose your mom forever?

Chelsea: Summer, that must have been terrifying for you.

Summer: It was. I felt like I had her entire future in my hands, you know? And if I could go back and do it all over again, I– I– I don’t know what I would do. But that doesn’t matter because I can’t do that, you know? All that matters is that this whole thing has destroyed my marriage. And kyle didn’t even take a moment to grieve. No, he moved on like that. He got a job at newman media, he– he slept with audra charles. Yeah. He won’t even think about forgiving me when we have forgiven each other for so much in the past and… this is the thing. I didn’t do any of this against kyle. That’s not what it was about. It was for my mom and the fact that he won’t even try to understand that, it just makes me feel like our marriage, our– our love, the vows that we took, it makes me feel like all of that stuff was a lie.

Chelsea: Summer, I– I get it. I really do. All the relentless questions that pound away at you when a marriage ends. All the doubts that creep in about yourself, about your relationship… the thing is about those questions though is they rarely get answered, you know? Because we can’t change how somebody feels. We can’t force them to forgive us. All we can do is try to forgive ourselves, you know? And not focus on things that we have no control of.

Summer: I don’t know how to do that. I don’t know how to move on without… answers.

Adam: Look, dad. It’ll work. We fold kirsten incorporated into adustus and then we take that entity and we merge it with newman media.

Victor: Mm-mm.

Adam: Listen. We’ll have a powerful media company under the corporate umbrella with no redundancies, but most importantly, no competition.

Nick: The idea does have merit.

Sharon: I agree that if we don’t combine everything, newman media and adustus will technically be in direct competition and there’s nothing to be gained by that.

Victor: What you’re all forgetting is that there’s a leadership structure in place at newman media, yeah? Victoria loves her people, she’s very loyal to them and right now, audra charles is the ceo at newman media. What’s gonna happen to her?

Adam: You wanna keep things in the family, right, dad? This is a way that we can make that happen. Postmenopausal women with hr+ her2-

Chelsea: It’s hard to let go of the vision you have for your marriage. Of the future you were expecting to have, especially if you thought this person was the love of your life, and certainly if a child is involved.

Summer: Exactly. I love harrison so much. It’s literally killing me to not be with him every single day, and that kid, he’s already gone through so much loss in his life. I just want– I don’t get how kyle can’t see what he is doing to harrison. Like, how can he think that abandoning our marriage like this is the right thing to do?

Chelsea: Summer, I’m gonna say something that’s gonna sound kind harsh, and I’m sorry, I really am, but… sometimes when things are over, they’re just over. And recognizing the truth about a situation is sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves, you know? Clinging to the past, I mean, it gets us nowhere, so maybe you just have to take kyle at his word. He’s told you what he wants, and from what you’ve told me and what you’ve shared, he’s shown you as well. So, stop torturing yourself with “what ifs” and “if I had onlys” and “I wish I had justs” and focus on what you can control. Live in the present, not the past.

Kyle: Okay, summer and i are over and honestly, it’s liberating.

Billy: Liberating? I’ve had more than a few breakups. I’ve never said that its liberating.

Kyle: Summer would feel the same way, eventually. I know she will.

Billy: Yeah, that’s the thing. You can’t dictate how other people feel.

Kyle: Billy, I want what’s best for summer. I do. And we’ve been friends over the years, on and off, we can go back to doing that, but there is no marriage left to save, not after what she did.

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