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Young & The Restless Transcript


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Diane: Despite what you might think, billy, jack and i are getting married today because we love each other. There’s– there’s no games, no hidden agendas, except, I don’t know, maybe to prove to you all that our love is strong and to get you to just leave us alone!

Ashley: Bravo! My god, that was good, diane. One of your very, very best performances.

Jack: Stop it, ashley, right now.

Ashley: Do you really think we’re going to buy into this charade, jack?

Jack: I don’t care what you buy, this love is real. And nothing you can do or say is going to change that fact.

Billy: I think that’s the problem, jack.

Jack: Who the hell asked for your opinion?

Billy: What, am I no longer a member of the abbott family?

Jack: What, you can’t see what’s going on here? Tucker and ashley are using diane to get their greedy hands on our family’s business.

Billy: All I’m seeing is you blindly jumping off a cliff.

Jack: No, my eyes are wide open. I cannot believe I’m hearing this out of you.

Ashley: You’re just as melodramatic as she is.

Jack: And you are a hypocrite. I can’t believe you’re trying to take the high road when you’re doing business and god knows what else with this cretin.

Tucker: I’m just standing here.

Jack: You feel free to leave any time you like.

Ashley: He’s not going anywhere, jack.

Jack: Oh, you two so richly deserve each other.

Ashley: I’m the one who has their eyes wide open and not you. You’re the fool.

Traci: What’s going on here? Please stop. Can’t you give them one day? Can’t you give jack and diane one day of happiness without trying to tear each other apart? Thank you.

Tucker: Pleasure to see you. Congratulations in advance.

[ Door shuts closed ]

Audra: You know, eventually we’re going to have to limit these delightful afternoon escapes and actually get some work done.

Kyle: I find myself inspired and excited by these meetings. Besides, we have all afternoon to work.

Audra: I– I know, kyle, but we need to bring our a game for the next few months. Adam and his new company are dead set on making newman media redundant.

Kyle: Yeah, he can try.

Audra: You seem pretty confident.

Kyle: I beat him once. There’s no doubt in my mind I can do it again.

Adam: Apparently, you wasted no time telling victoria about my idea to merge our new company with newman media.

Victor: Of course, I did. She’s the ceo of my company, son.

Adam: You knew damn well that she was going to tell nate, and that nate would back audra.

Victor: I don’t give a damn who she told. It doesn’t make a bit of a difference.

Adam: I told you that in strict confidence. I mean, knowledge is power, isn’t that what you– you have always preached to us? And now, you just took it away from me and you gave it to the enemy.

Victor: Please have a seat. Son… why do you continue to perceive the other divisions of newman enterprises as your enemies? I mean, you’re a part of the company. What’s the matter with you?

Adam: All I see right now is you disregarding my judgement, once again.

Victor: I told you that I would fold your company, your new company that I gave to you into newman enterprises. Then, I asked you and sharon and nick to work together for three months collaboratively, productively, all right? But that can’t happen if you keep on bulldozing over anyone that you perceive to be enemy.

Adam: I haven’t bulldozed over anybody.

Victor: Son, you’re about to do it. I know you. Ain’t gonna work. If you can’t see how good it is to be united as a family, how productive that is, then I’m going to have to change your perspective.

[ Audra sighing ]

Audra: So, how exactly did you beat adam?

Kyle: By playing the long game. Giving him enough rope to hang himself, which he eventually did. Then, it was easy to take advantage of the situation and force him out of jabot.

Audra: Easy, huh?

Kyle: Look, adam is not that complicated of a guy. He’s an angry boy with daddy issues and a short fuse. He’ll self-destruct if you give him the chance. Once he does, you show him the door.

Audra: Ooh. You have more of a ruthless streak than I thought. I like it.

Ashley: Hi.

Abby: Hi!

Ashley: I’m sorry I’m late.

Abby: Oh, that’s okay. I just got here. So I have a list of wedding planners, but I need to know what you and tucker are thinking for the ceremony. Obviously, the house can accommodate whatever you’re thinking. Okay, um, what’s wrong?

Ashley: I just had a very unpleasant afternoon I spent with jack and diane.

Abby: Really?

Ashley: Yes.

Abby: What happened now?

Ashley: Jack is about to make the worst mistake of his life. That’s what happened.

[ Sighing ]

Judge: We are celebrating the marriage of jack and diane. You didn’t live this strong,

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Abby: So uncle jack and diane are getting married right now?

Ashley: In the city hall as we speak. Yes, right now.

Abby: Okay, well, that’s kind of sudden.

Ashley: Yeah, it is. And infuriating.

Abby: But it’s really not, I mean, all that sudden. I mean, it’s kind of like what you and tucker are doing, right?

Ashley: Please don’t make that comparison.

Abby: Mom, you need to calm down. Why are you so angry?

Ashley: I’m angry because I told you, my brother is about to throw away the rest of his life, honey.

Abby: But it’s his life.

Ashley: You can’t be serious.

Abby: All I’m saying is that you need to let uncle jack live his life and you can focus on your life and your happiness. I mean, do you really hate diane that much?

Ashley: This isn’t just about jack’s marriage or his life. This is about the company he’s made diane a part of. My family’s company. Our family’s company.

Abby: Right, but I mean, you and tucker are starting your own business, right? Why are you so concerned with the family’s company?

Ashley: You don’t understand.

Abby: I think I do understand, but you’re not going to like what I have to say. This anger that you have towards diane, I mean, this fury, it’s like you’re holding on to it like a blanket. But maybe it’s anger that you feel toward yourself.

[ Ashley scoffing ]

Tucker: Hey, billy. Wow, I didn’t expect to see you here now.

Billy: Why is that?

Tucker: Well, I figured you’d make an appearance at jack’s wedding. But I guess you’re as opposed to it as you claim.

[ Diane chuckling ]

Diane: We’re actually doing this, aren’t we? Oh, we’ve had quite a journey, huh? Hello, jack.

Jack: No. It can’t be.

Diane: It’s true. I’ve waited a very long time for this moment. I’m trying to make amends.

Jack: To me! Not to the people you hurt. The people you used and exploited. The people accused of your murder. All you left in your wake was heartache and fear and anger. Some of us got over it. Others, like kyle? You stole from him something he can never get back.

Diane: Back in L.A., I– uh, I hid my past. I was living a lie. I– I couldn’t get close to anybody because of it. And here in genoa city, I am dodging grenades, but I have to earn my conversations and my companionship. I have to face the damage that I’ve done head on. But being here with you today and talking about kyle and harrison and being open about my past, it… almost makes me feel normal. And, uh, gives me hope for my future.

Jack: I can see this has been tough on you. My advice? Take the clean slate kyle and I have offered you.

Diane: I appreciate you so much. You have the least reasons of anyone to make me feel worthy, believed, safe. And yet, you do. I like who I am when I’m with you. And that hasn’t been the case for a really long time.

Jack: I happen to like who I am with you, too.

Diane: When you talk to me, I believe you completely.

Jack: Good. I believe in you. It’s like this is a whole new layer to you. There was always beauty, there was always strength, there was always wit, but now there’S… this level of courage that I never expected. And I find it very attractive.

[ Diane chuckling ] I am happy. For the first time in I can’t tell you how long, I have such a positive view of the future. And I’ll tell you something else.

Diane: What?

Jack: I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure I stay this happy. Having you back in my life again has given me energy and optimism and purpose and happiness I thought I had lost forever. I will be damned if jeremy stark or anyone else takes that from us. I love you too much.

Diane: God, jack, I… I love you, too. It’s– it’s almost– almost overpowering, like, this love that’s been pent up, and it’s finally able to be free.

Jack: I have another idea. Marry me.

Diane: Jack, you’re right. This is our time, so… yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!

[ Both chuckling ] I– I’ve wanted to be your wife for so long. And finally, now here we are, right in this moment, exactly where we’re supposed to be. You and me, together at last.

[ Diane laughing ] How is this even possible?

[ Sighing ] But it is. And it’s real. And I promise… I will put our happiness above everything. And I will make our home a sanctuary for our family. We’ve– we’ve always shared a son, and now we’re going to share a life. [ Chuckling ] I really never imagined that I could be this happy, but I am. And it’s all because of you. I love you so much.

Jack: Diane, I had all but given up on sharing my life with anyone. I thought that part of my life was over. Seeing you standing here so beautiful, ready to become my bride, I could not be any luckier that I was so very wrong.

[ Diane laughing ] You’re right, it’s been a long way here. And what we have is not simple, it’s not traditional… but I wouldn’t have it any other way. You are my life. You are my heart. You are my love. I love you.

[ Diane chuckling ]

[ Diane sighing ]

Judge: Do you, jack, take diane to be your wife?

Jack: I do.

[ Diane laughing ]

Judge: And do you, diane, take jack to be your husband?

Diane: I do. [ Sighing ]

Judge: I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride!

[ Diane laughing ]

Diane: I love you. Oh, you have just made me the happiest woman in the world.

Jack: That is now my most important job in life, mrs. Diane jenkins abbott.

[ Diane giggling ] My active psoriatic arthritis

Victor: Pitting one division against the other is not part of my master plan.

Adam: Am I even part of your master plan?

Victor: Son, you need to be put in your place. You need to be taught some humility because obviously you can’t find it on your own! What I am going to change now is I’m going to put the damn brakes on this entire endeavor. That’s it!

Billy: Why would you be surprised that I didn’t support jack on his big wedding day? You were standing right there. You know exactly how I feel about it.

Tucker: It’s just been my experience that the abbott clan tends to bury the hatchet for special occasions.

Billy: Yeah, this is not a special occasion to me.

Tucker: Okay. Guess I was wrong.

Billy: Actually, the more I think about it, tucker, the more it pisses me off. Because my brother is losing his mind.

Tucker: I tend to agree. But where does that leave you exactly? You just going to have to let it go, or have you finally had enough?

Ashley: Please, I am not in the mood for your analysis, okay? Please.

Abby: Okay, I’m sorry, mom, but maybe you could just consider the possibility that– that you’re thinking it’s a mistake getting sucked back into tucker’s world again.

Ashley: I don’T.

Abby: Mom.

Ashley: We are getting married at your place. I mean, what more of a commitment do you want?

Abby: That’s not what I mean.

Ashley: Okay, well, we love each other. I told you that, didn’t I? There’s no doubts, period.

Abby: Okay. Fine.

Ashley: Fine. You don’t believe me.

Abby: Honestly, mom, I don’t know what to believe at this point. Because the other night, I’m looking at the two of you and I thought, “yeah, maybe– maybe it is true love.” But now I have to believe what is right in front of me. You are angry with uncle jack for doing the exact same thing with diane as what you are doing with tucker. Closing their eyes. You– you’re taking this leap of faith. And it’s– I don’t know, maybe my worry is what it’s been all along. That you don’t actually trust tucker.

Ashley: Okay.

Abby: And that your instincts are screaming at you to put this thing on pause.

[ Abby sighing ]

[ Door shuts closed ]

Diane: Now that we’re officially married, what happens next?

Jack: Oh, I planned a dinner at the club with all your favorite things.

Diane: That includes you, I hope.

Jack: Oh, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Diane: Hm. Then what?

Jack: And then champagne, maybe a little dancing.

Diane: Ah, sounds heavenly.

Jack: But first, first I want to take my beautiful wife upstairs and make love to her.

[ Both moaning ]

[ Both chuckling ]

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Jack: You know what I want to do now?

Diane: Stay just like this, wrapped in each other’s arms all night long?

Jack: Exactly.

Diane: What about dinner and dancing?

Jack: Oh, we can do that any time. This is our one and only wedding night.

[ Diane chuckling ]

Diane: It’s been magical. It has.

Jack: So, can I, uh– can I take that as a yes?

Diane: Ah, well, it sounds amazing, but what about our plan? I thought that part of the reason you wanted to go out on our wedding night was so that we could stage that fight with billy for ashley’s benefit?

Jack: But we kind of did that.

Diane: Yeah, we did a pre-wedding, but now that it’s official–

Jack: Yeah, I know you’re right. We have to up the ante. We have to make it important. We have to escalate things.

Diane: And it would be a lot more convincing.

Jack: On the night of our wedding, yeah.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Billy has to get on the inside with ashley and tucker and figure out what the hell is planned for jabot.

Diane: Are you having second thoughts?

Jack: No, no. I just don’t want this to end. I want– I want to stay this way. You and me in each other’s arms, the world and all its troubles a thousand miles away.

Diane: I want that, too. More than you know. But this– this war with your sister is– is tearing you apart. And eventually, it’s going to tear us apart. So, we have to stop it. We have to stop her. Otherwise, we’ll never be free of it. Right?

Jack: Yeah.

Ashley: I thought you said you were happy for us.

Abby: I want to be happy for you, I do, but–

Ashley: Shh, shh.

Tucker: Hey.

Ashley: Hi.

Abby: Hi.

Tucker: Everything okay?

Ashley: Not really. I’m still trying to process that awful news about jack.

Tucker: Oh, yeah. Billy and I were just– we were just commiserating about that, weren’t we?

Billy: No, I would not say we were commiserating, tucker. In fact, let me be very clear about something, okay? You and I, we will never be friends. Just not going to happen. What I like or dislike about whatever jack is doing has nothing to do with you or your twisted agenda. All I care about is how this affects my family and you are not family. So, hear this, and remember this, everything I do, or may do in the future, is about the people I love.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Can we just drop this song and dance? Are you going to pull the plug on adustus? Are you going to throw me out of the family yet again?

Victor: For your information, I have never thrown anyone out of my family, nor will I ever do so.

Adam: Yeah, that’s, um, not how it looks from my side.

Victor: Whenever you’ve left, and you have left repeatedly on your own volition… it has broken my heart.

Adam: Oh, yes. You always make that abundantly clear. Why? So we come crawling back and we have to tell you how sorry we are for breaking your heart? Dad, I am tired of crawling.

Victor: Do you know how tired I am of your attitude? I’ve tried for years to make you feel all right! I’ve tried to put you and nicholas together to work in harmony! To create harmony in this family! What do you do? You rebel! I’m tired of this! You know… to answer your question, I am not going to pull the plug on adustus-kirsten… but I am going to change your involvement in it.

Traci: Oh, my goodness, you look particularly handsome.

Jack: Thank you. And thank you for being at the courthouse with us today. That meant the world to me.

Traci: Of course. Of course, I would be there for you, jack. I can see that the love you share with diane is genuine, and I never would have predicted that.

Jack: Yeah, you and me both.

[ Traci laughing]

Traci: I’m just so glad to see you so happy. I know that diane completes that circle.

Jack: I wish the rest of the family could see what you see.

Traci: I’m sorry that ashley and billy can’t accept your joy.

Jack: Yeah, I’m afraid it’s a lot worse than that.

Traci: I know. And I hate that our family is at such odds, especially with all the work you and ashley have been doing to make peace. And now, it seems like it’s worse than ever, jack.

Jack: Yeah, I’m afraid you might be right.

Traci: Then, I’m sorry for us all.

Jack: Well, look, maybe things will calm down. Maybe ashley and i can find our way back to each other, but in the meantime, things could get really ugly and you need to prepare yourself. Wow. Moving forward with node- positive breast cancer

Announcer: The young and the restless will continue.

Adam: So, I was right the first time. You’re cutting me loose.

Victor: No, I’m stepping in to protect you from yourself. What you do now is up to you.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Why even bother? I mean, isn’t that the definition of insanity? Just repeating and repeating the same action, hoping for a different result?

Victor: Adam, then meet me halfway, son.

Adam: [ Laughing ] Listen, there is no halfway. There is your way. And I– I never seem to measure up to that.

Victor: I run this company! I run this family! I am the head of it! You have got to understand it once and for all! Stop fighting me! I’ve been hoping for years that you would get rid of your anger and resentment toward me because you grew up without a father on that farm in kansas. That’s not my fault. That’s your mother’s fault! I keep on hoping that you would become the son I always wanted you to be.

Adam: Okay, but then, what if I say you are right, I am wrong and I will let go of everything newman media. Will that change anything? I mean, not that I don’t appreciate these little pep talks, but where are we, dad, exactly? Will the adustus-kirsten deal still go through with me attached as planned?

Tucker: [ Sighs ] Gee, billy, I’m really hurt that you don’t consider me family.

Billy: I’m pretty sure you’ll get over it.

Tucker: Uh, what about diane? Do you consider her family?

Billy: No, I don’T. Actually, I consider you and diane to be in the same boat and I would love nothing more for the both of you to just drift far, far away.

Abby: Okay, on that note, this has been really fun, but I gotta go, I love you. Think about what I said. Goodbye.

Tucker: Bye.

Abby: Bye.

[ Footsteps departing ]

Billy: Still know how to clear a room, don’t you?

Audra: What do you think?

Kyle: We’ve got nothing to hide.

Audra: Not a damn thing.

Ashley: What the hell is that all about?

Tucker: Oh, that? That’s just a couple of coworkers having a platonic drink together.

Ashley: No, I don’t think so. Looks a lot friendlier than that.

Tucker: They do make an excellent couple.

Billy: Hey.

Kyle: Billy.

Billy: Hi.

Audra: Hi.

Billy: So, I take it, you didn’t make it to your mom and dad’s courthouse wedding?

Kyle: I had meetings all afternoon. Couldn’t get away.

Billy: You had meetings all afternoon? You couldn’t get away to go support your mom and dad on their wedding day? Wow. Must be a busy man, kyle.

Diane: I wasn’t expecting to see kyle here tonight.

Jack: No, I wasn’t either.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I really don’t want him around for this.

Jack: Still time to call it off.

Diane: No. Absolutely not.

Tucker: This is when the fun begins. Oh

Victor: [ Sighing ] Son… I wish I could believe it will be as easy as you suggest.

Adam: But you don’T.

[ Victor sighing ]

Victor: I’m afraid that when you suggest that you can let go of the vendetta against me and other members of the family, that you’re just paying lip service to what I want to hear, you know? And that when reality sets in, you will have come up with some other scheme to do it all your own way.

Adam: So then, what is this? Is this a farewell drink? “Thank you for your service, your termination package will be in the mail?”

Victor: No, you know what this is? It’s a warning with a caveat.

Adam: Ah. [ Chuckling ] Of course.

Victor: Listen carefully. I will put the companies together. You and nick and sharon will work under my tutelage. I will dictate the terms. You understand? I want to see… if the three of you can really work together and create a unity. Something I’ve always wanted.

Adam: Well, wow, how lucky could a black sheep get.

Victor: Those are my terms. Take them or leave them.

Adam: I look forward to your lessons. Oh, you should know, I offered phyllis summers head of it.

Victor: I’m sure that was not a joint decision, was it?

Adam: It wasn’T. I guess I just proved your point.

[ Footsteps departing ]

Diane: Kyle. I didn’t expect to see you here.

Jack: Yeah, we thought you had meetings well into the evening.

Kyle: Yeah, one of the meetings got cancelled, so audra and i decided to grab dinner. How was the ceremony?

Diane: Ah, it was– it was lovely, I– I really wish you could have been there. But traci took some pictures.

Kyle: That’s great. Can’t wait to see them.

Jack: Mm-hm. Would have been nice if you showed up.

Billy: Yeah, well, you know how I feel about this.

Jack: Yeah. I thought, maybe, you could set that aside for an afternoon and just show a little support.

Billy: Support what, exactly? A wedding I feel like is irresponsible, at best?

Jack: Easy, billy.

Billy: What, jack? You keep bringing this up like you’re going to get a different response from me. It’s not going to happen, okay? So, let me just say it again, so everyone can hear me, I think this, right here, it’s a mistake. In fact, I think it’s a joke. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. You keep trying to convince me that she’s a changed woman. I’m never going to believe that, okay? Your own son didn’t even show up.

Kyle: Hey, don’t drag me into this. I support my parents.

Billy: Really, kyle, you support your parents? You couldn’t squeeze an hour out of your day to be side by side with them? It’s because you had a voice inside telling you that she’s hurt you before and she’s going to do it again.

Kyle: You’re out of line. What the hell’s gotten into you?

Billy: Knowledge, kid. A leopard never changes its spots, okay? Especially, not that one.

Jack: Okay, that’s enough. I think you’d better leave.

Billy: Leave, jack? What, do you own the place now?

Jack: I am not going to let you destroy this evening. Take a walk.

Billy: Or what?

Jack: Or what?

Billy: Or what?

Tucker: This is getting exciting.

Billy: Open your eyes, jack.

Ashley: I’m not enjoying this, let’s go.

Billy: This woman is going to burn down everything you’ve spent your entire life working for down to the ground.

Jack: This woman is my wife, and I trust her a hell of a lot more than I trust you.

Billy: That’s not saying anything, is it? It’s a total betrayal of every person you’ve cared about, all for diane jenkins.

Jack: I don’t see it that way.

Billy: No, you don’t, jack! That’s the problem. You’re not seeing anything straight, okay? You are going to blow up this family! Kayaking is my thing.

[ Breathing heavily ]

Jack: You want to take this outside?

Billy: Let’s take it outside.

Kyle: Okay, maybe, you need to go somewhere and cool off.

Billy: That’s fine. I’ll leave, okay? She’s gonna tear it down, jack. All of it. The family, jabot, all of it. And that’s going to be on you. I’m done. I’m not following you down that rabbit hole.

Jack: I’m sorry you had to hear that.

Diane: It’s okay. I’ve heard worse.

Kyle: No, mom, it was wrong. I don’t know what the hell has gotten into billy tonight.

Tucker: Hey, jack. Looks like the rats are jumping ship.

Diane: Leave us alone.

Ashley: Diane, you’re going to be alone soon enough, believe me. The walls are crumbling down around you and we’re going to be the final wrecking ball.

[ Footsteps departing ]

Jack: I, uh– I think we need to be alone.

Kyle: Yeah, I understand.

Diane: Okay. Do you think they bought it?

Jack: I don’t know, they seemed to.

Diane: Well, I hope so.

Jack: [ Sighs ] Not exactly the way I wanted to spend my wedding night. But I hope so, too. Come on.

Ashley: What are we going to do about jack?

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Sharon: Would you ever consider leaving jabot to come work with your mother?

Lily: Since my bowl of fruit wasn’t inspiring for you… you can draw me instead.

Billy: Our sister asked me to join her version of our plan. She wants me to be a trojan horse here in jabot.

Adam: So, what is the real– real reason that you’re here?

Phyllis: I need you to find something to take tucker mccall down.

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