Young & The Restless Transcript
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Sally: I don’t get it. Why aren’t you as excited about this as I am?
Chloe: Um, because I’m not new in town. Because I have actual brain cells that are connected. Because this is victor newman that we’re talking about.
Sally: Exactly. Victor newman has offered us a contract to head up a whole new design division at newman enterprises. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Chloe: So, you think accepting an offer from victor is a good idea, but letting nick back us with no strings attached isn’t?
Sally: Okay, chloe, we’ve already been over this. My relationship with nick is far too important to let money get involved. It will muddy things and I’m not willing to run that risk. But this thing with victor, it’s clean.
Chloe: [ Laughs ] Clean? Um, honey, victor does not do clean. And we would be working directly under him and victoria, who, by the way, would love to see you go down in flames.
Sally: Yes, true, but once we prove–
Chloe: And we already have a job with chancellor-winters. You really want to throw all of that away?
Sally: It’s just freelance.
Chloe: It’s solid and above board. And lily and devon are two people that we like and we know that we can trust them, but this newman enterprises idea is… it’s a recipe for disaster.
Nate: I have to tell you, nikki, this is, uh– this is great work. Wait. I take that back. This is not just great, it is brilliant.
Nikki: So brilliant, it amuses you?
Nate: No, no. I was just remembering sitting in on this meeting with you and victoria. Those two guys came swaggering into the room and saw two women and thought they could bully you into buying anything they had to sell. But within five minutes, you had them eating out of your hand, begging you to do business with them. I’m telling you, it was inspiring. It’s an honor to be working with you. I can learn so much.
Nikki: Nate, enough.
Nate: Excuse me?
Nikki: Please, just stop. Gushing isn’t a good look on you. And for the record, it doesn’t flatter me. It just makes me suspicious.
Phyllis: You’re late. You’re late.
Adam: Yeah, I’ve been busy.
Phyllis: Really? Too busy getting information that I could use as leverage against tucker?
Adam: Even though you have refused to give me any details?
Phyllis: You know I would if I could.
Adam: Yeah, you keep saying that, phyllis. But, you know, would you tell me this? Am I safe in assuming that whatever tucker has over you is regarding your case and, um, your star witness for the defense, this emt guy, carson? Yeah, I thought so.
Phyllis: I have to beat these charges. I’ve got to. For myself, for my kids.
Adam: And not to mention, for me, nick and sharon. So, you can help us on our new company.
Phyllis: Well, I mean, that, too, of course.
Adam: But believe me, the, uh, thought of that scumbag tucker mccall getting in the way of that, it’s just– it’s out of question. So, if I can help you and your lawyer get some leverage that’ll keep you out of prison, I’m in.
Phyllis: I mean, you know I’ll make it worth your while. You have my word on that.
Adam: And I will hold you to that. You have my word on that. And you will be pleased to know that I may have already found something. Buried in the paperwork of his old company.
Phyllis: Oh, adam. Oh. What is it?
Adam: Well, let’s just say, if you put it to good use, tucker’s control over you will be seriously compromised. When my doctor gave me breztri for my copd
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Phyllis: Okay, what do you have? It has to be big, it has to be intimidating or else it will not work. It will not. Tucker thinks he’s above the law. He thinks he’s above everybody else.
Adam: Oh, it’s very big. Don’t worry. And it’s very intimidating. I mean, granted, tucker was out of commission at the time, but it went on to his company. He was involved, so he can still be held accountable.
[ Phyllis groaning ]
Phyllis: That last part makes me nervous.
Adam: No, don’t worry, okay? Just hear me out. So, it seems the pr department of one of his recording labels sat on some information that a major artist slept with several underage girls while he was on tour. Now, it eventually came out and the artist was arrested, but not until after the tour. They wanted to skirt any legal action until it was finished.
Phyllis: Right, right, because you don’t want statutory rape screwing up your lucrative tour, right?
Adam: Exactly. Well, tucker found out about it after the fact and he had his team work very hard to bury the whole thing.
Phyllis: That’s despicable.
Phyllis: How’d you find out about this?
Adam: Well, as the new owner, I have all the mccall business paperwork, so I started digging. I worked backwards from the arrest and put together a reverse timeline, and I came across two emails which obviously slipped through the cracks. To tucker mccall from… audra charles. Found ’em in the junk mail.
Phyllis: Audra charles. Of course.
Adam: You ready? Number one. On it. Pr team needs to go first. Terminate with benefits to keep them quiet. Two, singer problem remedied. Hands clean. Now, tucker must have thought any reference to it in the files had been shredded, so there was definitely no red flags in the paperwork. He must have never thought someone like me would come along and do a deep dive. Look from the outside in.
Nate: I– I apologize, nikki. I certainly didn’t mean to offend you.
Nikki: Oh, I’m not offended. But I’m also not a pushover. I am as protective of this family’s business as victor is, and I have been very upfront with you telling you I have given you the benefit of the doubt, which is something that victor was not willing to do, as you know.
Nate: I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.
Nikki: Well, so far, you haven’t given us any reason to doubt you, but nicholas…
Nate: Not so much.
Nikki: I trust my son’s instincts, and they are telling him that you have a hidden agenda. Now, if that turns out to be true, consider yourself forewarned. It will never come to fruition.
Nate: You have my word, nikki.
Nikki: Newman enterprises has survived much more dangerous threats than any self-serving game plan that you could come up with. Actually, it’s very simple. The house always wins. Am I making myself clear?
Nikki: I’ll tell you what. I have a quick meeting outside of the office. Why don’t you meet me at the athletic club? With victoria in madrid, it’s a perfect opportunity for us to sit down, just the two of us, and you can tell me how you see your future at newman.
Sally: Victor is not offering us freelance work where we have to worry about chasing our next assignment. He is offering us a solid, full time guaranteed contract heading up a whole new design division. The terms are very attractive.
Chloe: Once we prove ourselves, we won’t be chasing assignments. They will be chasing us. Do you really think that this newman offer is worth burning a bridge with chancellor?
Sally: I understand what you’re saying, but I did tell victor that–
Chloe: There are no buts. We made a commitment to chancellor and they made a commitment to us.
Sally: Yes, exactly. I–
Chloe: Uh-huh. Ah, okay. Now, I see exactly what this is.
Chloe: This isn’t about making a great career choice, is it? This is about impressing victor for nick’s sake because you want to prove to his family that they have been misjudging you this whole.
Sally: Yeah. Yeah, that is part of it. I won’t deny that. But it is not the most important part. This is a great career move, not just for me, but for both of us. Can you not see that?
Chloe: You know what I see? I see victor having his son’s girlfriend under his thumb. You know, the whole “keep your enemies closer” kind of thing. He just wants to control you because now you are a fact of nick’s life. Which means that if I decide to go along with this, then victor will be controlling me too. No. No thanks, sally. There is not a chance in hell that I am going to put myself in the position of waiting for victor to get pissed off and grind me into the ground.
Sally: Okay, victor says he’s changing his opinion of me and I want to believe that. Why is that such a negative thing? Look, bottom line is that I think that we can make this work and I think that this could be a huge win for all of us.
Chloe: Well, I don’t want any part of it, so… you can count me out.
Phyllis: Wow. [ Laughs ] Tucker and his sidekick, audra charles, covered up statutory rape. Wow. You have the emails to prove it?
Phyllis: This is the leverage I need.
Adam: Well, they were just sitting there waiting to be found.
Phyllis: Yeah, but you could have used this, you know, for your own advantage, but you chose to give it to me. Wow, adam, that means so much to me.
Adam: Well, you know me. I’m always thinking of others. I can use the audra charles connection myself when the time’s right and as for a surefire way to protect you from potential prison time, I can use that to my advantage, too. I have a new company to run and I only want to work with the best of the best and that means you. Can’t really work together if you’re behind bars.
Phyllis: Yeah, well, it doesn’t even matter. Your motives, it doesn’t matter. You gave me my ace in the hole against tucker. Can’t wait to see his face when I use it.
Nate: I really appreciate you inviting me to lunch, nikki. And I’m sure victoria will appreciate it, too. She adores you, you know. And this gesture on your part for us to get to know each other better–
Nikki: Nate, please. I– I just cannot bear hearing you blow some more smoke. I am here to get an honest answer for how you see things playing out for you here. The truth. Now, what is it that you want?
Nate: Fair enough.
[ Clears throat ] If I could have anything I wanted, it would be to run newman side by side with victoria. If that makes me ruthless and ambitious, guilty as charged.
Nikki: Keep going.
Nate: You’re doing one hell of a job, nikki, and I mean that. But you asked, so why not be transparent?
Nikki: Ah, thank you.
Nate: The short time I’ve been there, I’ve– I’ve grown to admire and love everything that newman enterprises represents. I hate that nick doesn’t trust me, and I hate that people think I had a hand in his leaving the company, even though he landed on his feet working with sharon and adam. But instead of siding with her brother, victoria supported me and trusted me every step of the way. Does that encourage me? Yes. Does it embolden me? Of course it does. And that’s a big part of why I think I can be a huge success at newman.
Nikki: You still haven’t answered my bigger question.
Nate: Which is?
Nikki: Are you in love with my daughter?
Adam: Hi. How you doing?
Sally: You go first.
[ Adam chuckling ] Okay. Uh, not great. Chloe refused to even consider victor’s offer to start our own design division at newman. She walked out on me and she’s convinced that your father has an ulterior motive.
Adam: Hmm. Well, there’s no doubt about it. Chloe is a shrewd judge of character. I mean, she’s always hated me. And victor newman always has an ulterior motive. You know that.
Sally: What if you’re wrong? Can I not get a job on my own merit?
Adam: May– may I? Look, of course you can get a job on your own merit. Okay, that comment was about my father. It was not about you. Victor newman has ulterior motives about my new endeavor. It’s what he does. It’s who he is. And anyone even close to the newman circle is fair game.
Sally: Yeah. No, I– I guess you’re right.
Adam: I would never insult your talent. You know that. I mean, who has praised and encouraged you more than I have since the moment that we met?
Sally: No one.
Sally: So… you think I should do it?
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Nate: No, nikki, I’m not in love with victoria. Enthralled, impressed, attracted? Absolutely. All the above. But I don’t think we’re anywhere near a relationship level that’s ready for love. Honestly, I have no idea if that’s in the cards for us.
Nikki: Let’s say the two of you break up. What does that do to your dream of running newman enterprises by her side? You can see my quandary here. If victoria turns out to just be an exciting fling, you will still want to run an empire with her? And that makes it very hard for me to understand your true intentions.
Nate: You walked me right into that one, didn’t you?
[ Chuckles ] Let me rephrase. Victoria and I have a rare understanding, not to mention chemistry, built on a strong foundation of friendship. I saw her resilience in the wake of ashland locke’s betrayal. And neither of us is especially focused on romance at this point. We’re in no hurry to categorize or label what we have. Yet. Down the line? Yes, I can definitely see myself falling in love with victoria if we keep seeing each other romantically, and I have a strong sense that she feels the same way about me.
Adam: To be fair, I’m not very, um, objective when it comes to my father. So, maybe I am being cynical. Maybe he is starting to appreciate your talent and your potential. And maybe starting a design division under the newman umbrella will be a formidable asset to your resume. I think it’s a good deal, sally. Does nick still have his doubts?
Sally: I’m surprised you’d ask or care.
Adam: I mean, of– of course I care.
[ Sally sighing ] But I mean, only how this is going to affect you.
Sally: Nick thinks that I need to be careful.
Adam: Well, that’s very… insightful of him.
Sally: Well, I haven’t even had a chance to tell him that chloe bailed on me because he’s– you know, he’s overseas.
Adam: Yeah, he’s meeting with the mccall divisions to get them excited about the changes and the kirsten merger. It’s one hell of a time for you to be alone.
Phyllis: Oh, yay, cricket. Hello. As if this day couldn’t get any better. Well, I don’t want to keep you.
Christine: Ah, it’s nice to see you enjoying your short lived freedom.
[ Phyllis chuckling ] I, uh, assume that heather told you your trial date’s been set.
Phyllis: Don’t get too gleeful. I know it’s your dream to see me fry, but I have everything I need to beat these charges, trust me. I’m going to be a free woman. I’m jonathan lawson
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Nikki: Thank you for your candor. You were more open and honest than I’ve ever known you to be.
Nate: You’re welcome.
Nikki: So, let me return the favor. You are a man with brains, a tremendous ego and great ambition, but a pretty poor track record when it comes to relationships. Although, I will give you credit that you do seem to see victoria for who she is.
Nate: No doubt about that.
Nikki: Here’s what you don’t understand. You can be a hard worker, loyal, industrious all day long. You could make a fortune for newman enterprises, perhaps, even elevate it to a higher level.
Nikki: But you have put yourself in a situation that will constantly bring you scrutiny. Now, I don’t have to tell you that victoria prides herself on her independence. And yes, parents are parents, but hers happen to be extremely protective. So, if you bring her more pain and anxiety than happiness, you’re gone. Not within days, within minutes. Get a nice severance package. We can pretend we’ve never heard of you and then all of your ego and ambition has gotten you absolutely nowhere.
Sally: I have to admit that having nick gone has actually been good for me. Not that I don’t miss him because I– I do. A lot, I– I– you know, I’ve just gotten too used to depending on him. It’s nice to be reminded that I can actually get through the day on my own and take charge of my own recovery, and– and heal a little bit every day. What about you? Are you finding a way to heal, too?
Christine: You have an amazing sense of self-preservation. I’ll give you that. And you obviously believe that if you say something over and over again that it has to come to fruition.
Phyllis: Well, whatever works, right?
Christine: You know, unfortunately, though, your future is not in your hands anymore. It’s in the hands of a jury. So, we’ll just have to wait and see who they believe.
Phyllis: We certainly will.
Christine: Yeah. But I have to tell you, what really offends me and what I will never, ever understand, is how you could be so selfish to pull summer into this, making her as susceptible to criminal charges as you are. I mean, after everything she has been through, I think that’s pretty unforgivable, don’t you?
Phyllis: Let me tell you something. I want you to listen closely. Do whatever you want to me, I would expect no less from you, but don’t you dare pull my daughter into this. I told myself I was ok with my moderate
Nikki: I have to take this. Excuse me.
Nate: Elena. It’s good to see you. How are you? How’s, uh, everything going at the hospital?
Elena: Nate, can you please stop it with the “I’m a good guy” act? Stop trying to be civil with me because I am not going to reciprocate. And you lost your right to expect that from me.
Nate: Fair enough. And if I shouldn’t have bothered you, I apologize. I just want us to be able to peacefully coexist.
Elena: I hear you also really want to fall in love with victoria. Hopefully, nikki didn’t fall for that. But perhaps, I should have a little chat with her and fill her in on your definition of love. You know, a little manipulation mixed with an unwavering commitment to do whatever it takes to trick women into falling for you. And if she doesn’t believe me, I could always have her talk to devon or lily. You see, nate, these games you keep playing are going to eventually backfire on you. And they are going to burn you down to the ground. And who knows? Maybe, I’ll be the person to light the fire.
Nate: Are you finished?
Elena: Almost. Just one more thing in case I didn’t make myself abundantly clear. That was a warning. Stay away from me. Hi, nikki.
Nikki: Hi. Well, another ex reduced to a pile of rubble in your wake? Is that what my daughter has to look forward to after everything she’s been through?
Adam: Are you sure that that’s something that you want to talk about?
Adam: You know, it’s just– it’S… it’s not that easy for me.
Sally: It’s not that easy for me, either. It’s raw. And it’s painful. And it… it hurts in places that I didn’t even know existed.
Adam: That sounds familiar.
Sally: But, you know, I’m coming to see that, um, I have two choices. I can stay in bed and wallow in the darkness or I can get up and do whatever I can to move on from a tragedy that I can’t do a damn thing about. And work allows me to focus on something that I can control. Is it doing the same for you?
Adam: Sure. I guess. Uh, for a while. Gives me something to get revved up about. It’s a distraction for a little bit. But, you know, there’s no way around it. I still go home at the end of the day, and, um, feel empty.
Sally: Well, you just have to keep finding ways to fill yourself up.
Adam: Like what?
Sally: I don’t know. I mean, that’s something you’re gonna have to figure out. For me, uh, I went to see dr. Chandler for checkup and I… went through every drawer and closet in my room. And I gathered all my maternity clothes and all the little pink baby things.
Adam: And what– did you throw them away?
Sally: I donated them. You know, and I have to say that it really was satisfying knowing that I can actually give it to someone who could use them, since I can’t anymore.
Adam: Can’t– that didn’t make this loss all the more real?
Sally: It is real, adam. As much as I hate it and as much as it hurts, it’s a part of my reality. And it’s a part of yours, too.
Adam: Look, I want to talk to you about this at some point, but not– not right now. I just– this isn’t the time.
Sally: [ Sighs ] Okay. Yeah. I see, so you… prod me to open up, but when I try and do the same to you, you just shut me down?
Adam: Listen, I’m not shutting you down. I’m just saying– I’m just saying not now, okay? You’ve– you’ve said that you’ve managed to make our loss part of your reality and that you’ve started to heal, and that makes me happy. I’m thankful that you’ve been able to… raise yourself to that– that emotional level, but I’m just– I’m not there yet. And if that makes me not strong enough to face it or not man enough to face it yet, well… it’s the only reality that I’m living with at this point.
Sally: I’m really sorry, adam. If and when… you are ready to talk about it… [ Sniffles ] …You know where to find me. And I will listen.
Phyllis: We have a long history of hating each other. That is a fact, christine. But where my daughter is concerned–
Christine: Your daughter aided and abetted a wanted fugitive. That’s a felony and I’m the D.A. This has nothing to do with our past history and everything to do with my sworn obligation to prosecute criminals.
Phyllis: My daughter was grieving the loss of her mother that she thought was dead, but that wasn’t true. This is a very complicated situation.
Christine: Yeah, yeah, it’s complicated. I’ll give you that.
Phyllis: Listen, this is on me. You know this is on me, and I own that, I own that. I faked my death and I came back into town. I put my daughter in an insane situation. She made some mistakes, she made some– some bad judgment calls, but it was to protect her innocent mother and that is it. What would you do in that situation? Don’t you dare send her to prison. I swear, that is not justice. That is not justice.
Christine: Okay, listen. Why don’t you and I make a deal?
Phyllis: What are you talking about?
Christine: We both know you’re not innocent. How about we start with that?
Phyllis: I’m not agreeing to that.
Christine: You drop your not guilty plea, okay? That way, we avoid a trial. You own up to what you did, you accept the sentence and you waive your appeals.
Christine: I might be persuaded not to pursue charges against summer. Having triplets is…
Nikki: I hope our lunch wasn’t too painful for you.
Nate: I’m glad we did it. And I’m glad you forced my hand. Clarifying for you where I stand with victoria helped me clarify it for myself, too. So, thank you for that. And I meant every word I said to you, nikki.
Nikki: Oh, I don’t doubt that, but let’s face it, your run-in with elena wasn’t exactly confidence inducing.
Nate: I’m sorry you had to see that. But that had nothing to do with victoria and me. What she and I have, what we’re building is so much deeper, so much more significant. There’s just no comparison.
Nikki: Well, actions speak louder than words.
Nate: Couldn’t agree more with you.
Nikki: Victoria has been through more in her life than you will ever know. Nobody deserves a solid, transparent, loving relationship more than she does. Now, if you are the man that can give her that, and victoria and katie and johnny can count on you to be there for the long haul, well, then you’re looking at your new best friend.
Nate: That’s the plan.
Nikki: But if my daughter turns out to be your next amanda or your next elena… you’re looking at your worst nightmare.
[ Adam sighing ]
[ Sally sighing ]
Tucker: Hello, ladies.
Christine: Tucker. Talk to heather. Have her get back to me by the end of the week.
Tucker: What was that about?
Phyllis: Nothing I can’t handle.
Tucker: Hey, annie. A scotch neat, please. Phyllis?
Phyllis: Scotch neat.
Tucker: I got to tell you, phyllis, I really admire how cool you manage to stay, even when you’re cornered. Thank you.
Phyllis: Meeting of the minds.
Tucker: You wanted to see me.
Phyllis: Yeah, I did.
Tucker: About your missing star witness?
Phyllis: My guess is he won’t stay missing for long.
Tucker: Have I been vague? He’s going to be missing as long as I say he’ll be missing. Unless, of course, you have a counteroffer that won’t bore me.
Phyllis: Oh, I definitely, have a counteroffer that won’t bore you.
Tucker: Okay. Let’s pretend, and I can’t emphasize that word strongly enough, I were to accept your counteroffer, what then?
Phyllis: Well, what then is you produce carson and… as he’s my only witness that will exonerate me, heather and I will put him in our own protective custody.
Tucker: In exchange for…
Phyllis: Me keeping my mouth shut.
Phyllis: A certain recording label that decided to protect their star recording artist in his very lucrative tour by covering up his statutory rape of several underaged girls.
Tucker: I’m not certain that I am familiar with whatever the hell it is you’re talking about, phyllis.
Phyllis: Oh, no? Allow me to refresh your memory, tucker. A certain email from audra charles to tucker mccall. I quote… “singer problem remedied, hands clean.”