Y&R Transcript Friday, August 4, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript


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Lily: Devon? Hello? Did you not hear me knocking?

Devon: Sorry.

Lily: That’s okay. What’s, uh, so interesting?

Devon: Uh, the fact that we have a lot of room for growth in Asia and South America when it comes to product development. I think we should think about expanding our offices there.

Lily: You love this, don’t you?

Devon: I– I don’t hate it.

[ Lily laughing ]

Lily: Well, maybe it’s this place that inspires you.

Devon: Yeah. Maybe. It’s starting to finally feel like home.

Lily: And what’s great is that you can take breaks to hang out with Dom when you’re not working on figures.

Devon: That’s the best perk ever.

Lily: I can really see him zooming down these hallways in a couple of years.

[ Devon chuckling ]

Devon: You better believe it. And we plan on having family over often too. As a matter of fact, uh, Tucker and Ashley are gonna have their wedding here, or at least that’s the plan.

Lily: Wow. Are all the Abbotts coming because then maybe you should put away the breakables.

Devon: Yeah.

Ashley: Hi.

Abby: Hi. Am I late?

Ashley: No. Are you okay? You seem stressed out.

[ Abby sighing ]

Abby: We need to talk about last night.

Ashley: I want to apologize to you for how the whole thing has unfolded. This feud has just spiraled out of control and it’s time to end it.

Abby: End it how? By putting down the sword or by blowing things up?

Ashley: I’m not talking about annihilation. I’m talking about peace.

Abby: Really?

Ashley: Yes, really. Why, you don’t believe me?

Abby: It’s just a complete 180. What’s really going on here?

Ashley: Okay. I guess I’m tired of screaming into the wind. And this feud, it’s taken a toll on everybody and it’s been very unfair to the people I love most, namely you. And so it’s time to let it go.

Abby: I hear that you’re saying that, but can you actually do it? Can you actually accept that Diane is a part of Uncle Jack’s life and a part of jabot?

Ashley: I am going to focus on my future. Jack and Diane can keep doing their little dance and I’m not gonna let it define me. I’ve got big plans, you know.

Abby: Okay. Now, I’m really worried.

Ashley: Honey, they’re good plans. I mean, starting a company with Tucker is very exciting, right? I’m taking charge of my life.

Abby: And it kind of sounds like you’re giving up and that’s not something that you do, so…

Ashley: I want you to know that life is too short to let these grudges consume me. All right, my intentions are genuine. I promise.

Adam: Hey, come on in.

Sharon: Hi. Um. All right. I’ve been doing some research on office space for Adustus and I thought that we should discuss our options.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Office space. Right. Right. Um, well, what have you found so far?

Sharon: Um, Victor is willing to make space for us at Newman Tower, but I thought that it’s important that we have our own dedicated space. You know, proximity is great, but we need a fresh start.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I agree. Mm-hmm, it’s essential for us to have a space that represents our values and our vision. So, what other locations have you looked at?

Sharon: A few places on the other side of town. An entirely different atmosphere than Newman.

Adam: That sounds great. Whatever you think is best, Shar.

Sharon: Is everything, okay? You seem a little out of it today. Don’t tell me you’re already bored with the company.

Adam: No, I’m fine. I’m just– I’m dealing with some personal stuff.

Sharon: Such as?

Adam: Look I– I– I think it’s best if we just keep this a business conversation.

Sharon: Okay, but if you’re distracted, maybe it’s something you do need to talk about and work through so that you can put all of your attention on business.

Adam: I can compartmentalize. I promise. You have all my focus. So, just tell me about this new spot. What are the pros, what are the cons?

Sharon: Adam, there is a lot at stake here, including some significant financial investments. We need to be transparent and deal with any issues head-on. Is there something you need to tell me?

Phyllis: Come on, Tucker.

[ Phyllis clears throat]

Phyllis: I tell you that I have dirt on McCall Unlimited and you say nothing. Is there so much filth that was swept under the rug that you don’t know what scandal I’m talking about?

Tucker: Phyllis, scandals come and go. It’s all part of the game. Are you sure this isn’t just another baseless rumor?

Phyllis: I have evidence to back me up.

Tucker: You realize if you test me, I am gonna call your bluff.

Phyllis: So, you’re okay if I go public with this? That your company covered up statutory rape? I just want to make sure you’re aware of the terms and that, you know, at this very moment, I’m very much in charge.

Abby: Mom, I just– I can’t shake the feeling that this change of heart is– is just one of your strategies. I mean, last night, you were adamant about your opposition to Jack and Diane. I really hope that you’re not trying to placate me.

Ashley: Do you really see me as being that deceitful? Have I done things in the past that have made you doubt my integrity?

Abby: No. And I have always admired your strength, but this feud with Diane and– and your desire to hurt Uncle Jack, I mean, it seems petty and beneath you.

Ashley: I agree. That’s why I’m moving on. I’m tired of the drama.

Abby: So, you’re just gonna drop the anger and the bitterness, just like that? Can’t you see why that’s hard for me to believe?

Ashley: What I see is that my behavior has tainted your opinion of me and that’s– that’s really incredibly hurtful. I hope you know that everything I’ve done has been for the good of our family, Abby. I mean, every single thing I’ve done is to protect my father’s company. Now, I understand that I haven’t handled it well and I’m sorry for that. And I want to apologize to you and I want to mend that with you. I mean, I even want to fix the relationship I have with my brother. I really do. It’s just– it’s complicated and it’s gonna take a lot of time, but I’m here for it. I mean, I really want that.

Abby: I want that too.

Ashley: Well, then just give me a chance, right? I mean, that’s all I’m asking for.

Lily: Their wedding here in this house? That kind of feels like a statement. I’m just not sure of what.

Devon: Yeah, well, maybe. This is– this is Tucker’s mom’s house, so that part of it makes sense. And it’s Abby’s mother and my father and they’re sure as hell not gonna have the wedding at the Abbott mansion.

Lily: Yeah, that’s true.

Devon: I actually think there’s an upside to it being here just ’cause it is Katherine’s home. I’d like to imagine that everyone would be on their best behavior. And Ashley and Tucker can get married and Ashley’s family can be here without there being any drama.

Lily: Well, you don’t sound so sure.

Tucker: I mean, I just know how much Ashley hates Diane and how much Jack doesn’t like Tucker. And honestly, I think that Ashley just wants to blow up Jabot to make a point. So, there are some concerns.

Lily: God, this is making me nervous and I’m not even gonna be here.

[ Devon chuckling ] Unless this is your way of getting Tucker to play nice?

Devon: Uh, actually, no. Originally, Abby thought that Tucker was the one forcing the issue with Jabot, but now she thinks it’s completely her mom.

Lily: Well, it could be Ashley’s fight under Tucker’s influence.

Devon: Yeah, but I don’t think Tucker’s influence has been negative. I think he’s been trying to do his best to keep the peace and support Ashley where he can. I think he’s genuinely trying to be a different person now that he’s in love. He asked me to be his best man and I said yeah.

Lily: Wow. So, you two are getting along now?

Devon: Yeah. I don’t think I’ll ever completely trust him, but when it comes to this Abbott family war, he’s not stirring the pot.

Lily: Well, we ended our family drama and now you’re in the middle of another.

Devon: Mm. Yeah. You’re not wrong. Uh, but the person this has really been affecting is Abby, just ’cause she’s stuck in the middle of it and it’s her family, you know. And if things escalate and she gets stuck in the fallout, I don’t know how I’ll forgive any of them.

Phyllis: Well, it looks like I have your attention, huh? So… I need Carson, I need him now.

Tucker: I do have some vague idea to what you were alluding, but it had nothing to do with me. I was already out of commission by then.

[ Tucker clears throat ]

Tucker: In fact, I had already sold the company, so… if anyone takes a hit from a public scandal, it’ll be Newman Enterprises, not me.

Phyllis: Well, you sold the company, that’s true, but at the time you were the captain of the ship and the buck stops with you. So, if you’re vague about this, uh, let me refresh your memory. Um, there were certain emails that fell through the cracks. Um, they expose your involvement. Everything with the singer, it seems it was resolved, but your hands definitely are not clean. So, do you want this hanging over your head as you move forward?

[ Tucker scoffing ]

Tucker: You do what you have to do, Phyllis.

Phyllis: I don’t want this to get ugly. I really don’t. You underestimate me. You’re underestimating me right now.

Tucker: Just out of curiosity, what were you and the D.A. talking about earlier? Yeah. You think you have it all figured out, don’t you? But it seems to me, I’m not the one in danger here, am I?

Sharon: Adam, we’re embarking on this new venture together, so I need to know that you’re fully present. Maybe we should just talk about whatever this is that’s bothering you.

Adam: It’s Sally. She looks at me with pity if I so much as hint that I still care about her, Sharon. And on one hand, I know that I have to let it go.

Sharon: But on the other hand?

Adam: It feels like a mistake because she brings out the best part of me. I mean, isn’t that a good thing? That I want to be a better person? Isn’t that what everybody wants me to do?

Sharon: Adam, you see yourself as this dark and broken person, but you know, you’re a better man than you were and Sally had nothing to do with that. She saw that in you. Sally is with Nick now. She’s recovering from her terrible loss with his support. Now, there is support for you too, if you want to take it, but hanging on to a love that has no chance is only gonna hurt you more.

Adam: Sally and I, we belong together. What we shared, it was real and it was powerful. The only reason that she’s even with Nick is because she thinks he’s a safer choice. It’s not because they’re actually in love, Sharon.

Sharon: That sounds like wishful thinking. You don’t get to decide what’s in Sally’s heart or in Nick’s.

Adam: [ Scoffing ] Sharon, the whole town knows that Nick still loves you. You’re his one true love. I mean, if– if he would just see that and embrace it, everything would just fall into place.

Sharon: Okay, what is that supposed to mean?

Adam: What are you talking about? Am I wrong?

Sharon: Um, if this is the way that you see Nicholas and me, how are we supposed to work together? This company means a lot to me, Adam. It’s very important. I am ready to create something extraordinary and I would like to do so with you and Nick, but maybe we do need to reconsider things because frankly, we have all been through hell recently. All three of us and Nick and I are ready to move forward. How about you?

Phyllis: You are so sweet to be worried about what Christine was saying to me. A trial date has been set. That means it’s crunch time for my defense. It’s crunch time for you.

Tucker: Yes, but only one of us might land in a cell.

Phyllis: Hm. I wonder what Ashley would think of all of this if you were dragged through the mud? I mean, I have the email, so you’re liable.

[ Phyllis chuckling ] This is a game changer and you know it.

Tucker: This leverage you think you have means nothing to me. Our deal is off.

Phyllis: Oh, are you sure about how Ashley feels about you and her affections? Because I think that when she hears about this, she’ll have no use for you professionally and personally and she’ll drop you like a hot rock.

[ Sighs ] Don’t force my hand. You need to respect our deal. I can impact your life. You know that.

Tucker: You can’t touch me, Phyllis.

Phyllis: Hey, babe. What are you doing here?

Ashley: You are the most important person in my world and I never want to lose your trust. I never want to lose your loyalty. I’m never gonna like Diane.

[ Both chuckling ]

Ashley: I just won’t. I’m not gonna trust her, but I promise you that I am done with these pointless battles.

Abby: Then, just walk away. You can’t keep living your life with this resentment. It’s not healthy.

Ashley: I agree. And that’s what I’m doing. I’m taking my portion of the company and I’m parting ways from jabot forever and I am moving on with my life. I’m getting on with my life. I promise you.

Abby: So, you promise you’re just gonna let it all go and just move on?

Ashley: I am committed to mending things with our family.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: I believe in your vision, Sharon. I have complete faith in you and what you want to accomplish. But just because I’m pointing out the obvious doesn’t mean I want to destroy this partnership.

Sharon: Oh, Adam, you need to get rid of these delusions, okay? Yeah, Nick and I have a special bond. That’s because of our history and our children. That doesn’t mean that there’s some romantic future in store for us.

Adam: It’s all right there. It’s waiting for you both.

Sharon: You’re wrong, about all of this, okay?

Adam: Okay, well, you may be done with Nick, but Nick is not done with you, okay? I saw it, Sharon, the night that Sally lost the baby. What was his first instinct? It was to protect you and Faith from that madman Kirsten.

Sharon: Nick was concerned about his daughter and he had no idea what was going on with Sally.

Adam: But he loves you. He’ll always love you, Sharon.

Sharon: Stop it, Adam. Okay? Stop.

Adam: Hey, you’re not saying that there’s no love. Maybe it’s dormant, but it’ll never die, okay? Life, it’s precious and it’s short and love is rare. Just don’t throw it away or just avoid it.

Sharon: Okay, you are crossing the line. I know how I feel and I am not gonna let you manipulate me or turn me into some kind of wedge between Nick and Sally. I’m not going to be a pawn in your game.

Adam: I’m sorry, I– Sharon, okay? It’s not what I meant. I respect you too much to try to manipulate you.

Sharon: You know what, I’m sorry. That was my mistake. I actually should have never pushed you into talking about what is bothering you. You are entitled to your feelings. But if that ends up impacting this partnership, it is going to be a problem. It’s time to move forward and focus on our own lives.

[ Adam sighing ]

Devon: So, how are things going with you and Daniel? Tell me all about it.

Lily: They’re good. They’re really good. Thank you. Yeah, we had our first official painting night, which was nice. It was fun to do something different.

Devon: Mm-hmm. You any good? You like Michelangelo?

Lily: Oh, no, I’m definitely not. I’m not painting any chapels anytime soon.

[ Devon chuckling ]

Devon: I’m just happy to hear that you’re moving on from Billy.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, with Daniel it’s easy, you know? He’s going through something, he lets me in. There’s no games.

Devon: That’s good. It’s what you need to have. You deserve to be happy.

Lily: Yeah, I’m happy for you too. You and Abby have come a long way.

Devon: We have. Sometimes simplicity and happiness is all you need.

Lily: Amen to that. That’s true.

[ Lily chuckling ]

Daniel: So, saw you talking to Tucker. Why would you even give that snake the time of day?

Phyllis: Oh, listen, it’s nothing I can’t handle.

Daniel: That’s not what I asked.

Phyllis: Okay, we have bigger problems. Christine is after Summer.

Daniel: What are you talking about?

Phyllis: She’s accusing her of aiding and abetting. She wants to prosecute both of us.

[ Daniel sighing ]

Daniel: Yeah, I knew that this was gonna happen. I knew that not only were you putting yourself at risk of going to prison, but you had to drag Summer into it too. Who knows, maybe even me. Right? I mean, it just– just never stops with you.

Phyllis: No, no, no, no, I didn’t want any of this to happen. All I was doing was trying to protect us.

Daniel: Oh, trying to protect us? How did that work out for you? Huh? You just never know when to quit, do you?

Tucker: Hey, Adam. Sharon, hi.

Sharon: Hello, Tucker.

Tucker: How are you doing?

Sharon: Good. Um, I– I was just leaving.

Tucker: Oh, I hope I’m not scaring you away.

Sharon: No, no. Not at all. Um, Adam, I will call you if I have any updates.

Adam: Sounds good.

Tucker: Bye. All right, nice pad.

Adam: Thanks.

Tucker: So, how’s the restructuring of the company going?

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Well, I could tell you all the details, or I could just tell you what you want to know. Let me guess, you talked to Phyllis.

Tucker: I did. She claims to have stumbled upon some information in old McCall email files.

Adam: Oh, yeah? What kind of information?

Tucker: Uh, you know, the kind that could potentially cause me a bit of trouble if exposed?

Adam: Well, that’s interesting. Anything worthwhile?

Tucker: What does she have, Adam?

Adam: This or that. An email or two. Maybe more?

Tucker: Hm. And what’s in it for you, if I may ask? And why help Phyllis of all people?

Adam: Well, I have my reasons. But you’re right, none of them have anything to do with you. So, why don’t we just cut to the chase? What do you want from me?

Tucker: I have a proposition. A mutually beneficial arrangement if you’re willing to listen.

Adam: Well, I’m always willing to listen for at least a minute or two. But remember, I’m not gonna be easily swayed. So, you’ll have to convince me that your proposition is worth longer than that.

Tucker: I’m a simple man, as you know, and I’m just here to offer a simple deal.

Adam: Go on.

Tucker: As you know, I can make things happen.

Adam: That’s a little vague for my taste.

Tucker: Why overcomplicate things? Why don’t you just tell me what it is you’re after?

Adam: Keep Phyllis out of prison. And I never even heard the name of that singer that you’re so worried about.

Tucker: Why? You don’t think she deserves what’s coming to her?

Adam: Again, I have my reasons and you’re obviously bothered enough to come all the way up to my apartment to try to sway me. So, release the witness, Carson, to Phyllis and we are good. So, why don’t you think about it and let me know? Oh, soon.

Phyllis: I don’t think you understand the complexity of the situation.

Daniel: You know what I understand is nothing with you is ever simple.

Phyllis: Christine made me an offer.

Daniel: What’d she say?

Phyllis: Well, I haven’t agreed to it yet, but she said that if I plead guilty, she’ll leave Summer alone.

Daniel: Do it. Just do it.

Phyllis: Well, it doesn’t fix everything.

Daniel: You have been talking about trying to make amends and trying to fix things, right? This is the chance that you’ve been begging for. Christine is offering you an opportunity to make this right. Make this right by– by showing that– that you are taking responsibility for your actions.

Phyllis: Listen, I want to protect you kids. I really do. I don’t want you to suffer because of my mistakes. Trust me, I don’t. But it’s not as easy as being guilty or being innocent. There are so many variables.

Daniel: God, Mom, this just sounds like more excuses to me. I– I get that you’re scared. I understand that. But do you really want to see Summer arrested? You want to watch her get cuffed and booked and charged with aiding and abetting because of something that you did?

Phyllis: Okay, listen, there’s just got to be another way.

Daniel: No, no, no, no, no, there is no other way. This is it. This is the way and that you can’t just instinctively say yes without even questioning it. It– it– it’s making me a little crazy, I’ve gotta tell you. I, just– please, Mom, for once in your life, just do the right thing.

Abby: Our family means everything to me and it hurts so much to see all of the tension and bitterness between everyone.

Ashley: I feel the same way.

Abby: Well, I mean, the things you say and do towards your brother paints a different picture.

Ashley: Okay. It was never my intention, ever to tear the family apart.

Abby: Mom, I need our family in one piece. And if you want this wedding to be meaningful and sincere, you have to make peace with Uncle Jack. And not just for the sake of a truce, but for genuine love within the family.

Ashley: Yeah, I don’t want our wedding to be, you know, a battleground for animosity. I want it to be a celebration of love. So, I– I will try to mend things with Jack so that we can be there as a family for each other. Okay?

Abby: Okay. I believe in you.

Ashley: Thanks.

Abby: I do. You deserve happiness.

Phyllis: You do not know Christine like I know Christine, okay? The only reason she is offering me a deal is because she’s trying to avoid this case going to trial.

Daniel: So what? If it means that Summer isn’t arrested? Isn’t that enough? I mean, I just, I– I don’t understand why you can’t accept the fact that you’ve been caught and it’s time to take responsibility.

Phyllis: Christine is afraid because heather has built a very, very strong defense for me. Heather is hell bent on keeping me out of jail. Heather believes in me. So, I think that I can protect Summer and I can walk free at the same time.

Daniel: I bet Tucker has something to do with that. Oh, my god. [ Sighing ] You really– you’re making deals with Tucker McCall. That’s just fantastic. You’re really ready to gamble Summer’s future and her freedom?

Phyllis: It doesn’t have to be like that.

Daniel: You’re right, it doesn’t have to be like that. This whole situation keeps spiraling more and more out of control because you have not learned from the past.

Phyllis: I understand that I’ve done horrible things in my past. I get that, but I have always, always tried to protect my kids and that’s what I am trying to do.

Daniel: Okay. Sure. You know what, you haven’t changed at all? You may have killed stark in self-defense, but you’ve committed countless other crimes, including faking your own death and all of that was of your own accord.

Phyllis: Daniel.

Daniel: No, don’t Daniel me, just do the right thing. Take the damn deal, face the consequences and start making your amends.

Ashley: I can’t make peace with Jack by myself. He has to want it too.

Abby: Of course he does. I mean, I’m sure he would want things to go back to the way they were.

Ashley: And as much as I hate Diane, you realize that he probably hates Tucker even more?

Abby: Okay, yes, I’m sure that there probably shouldn’t be any family barbecues anytime soon, but I think that we can make some steps to heal together.

Ashley: Well, getting near any kind of an open fire would not be a good idea at this point. Do you want to do me a favor?

Abby: Sure.

Ashley: Okay, want to try reaching out to Jack and see if you can bring both sides together?

Abby: I will do whatever I can to bring peace to the situation.

Ashley: Okay, try to convince him to come to the wedding. I don’t want him to hug Tucker and I definitely don’t want him giving any speeches. Can you imagine that nightmare? But, you know, Jack’s my brother. I’d like him to be at my wedding.

Abby: I promise to try.

Ashley: Okay. Thank you.

Daniel: Hey.

Lily: Hey, so what’s wrong?

Daniel: Oh, you know, I just ran into my mother.

Lily: Oh, god. What now?

Daniel: The D.A. offered her a deal. Plead guilty and Summer won’t face charges.

Lily: Is she gonna take it?

Daniel: I don’t know. She said she’s going to consider it, but you know her, she’s always working some angle trying to figure out a way to manipulate the situation and come out on top. It’s just always about her, you know, no matter what the consequences are for the people she claims to love.

Lily: Daniel, I’m sorry. I know it’s hard when someone you care about doesn’t care about anything but their own issues and emotions.

Daniel: I just, I– I can’t even look at her when she’s like this. She’s constantly talking about how much she loves us and how much she wants to protect us over and over and over again, but now, Summer’s life is hanging by a thread and she needs time to think.

Lily: Well, maybe she’ll make the right choice.

Daniel: Oh, boy. Wow. Well, we both know that that’s a hell of a maybe.

Lily: Okay. Well, what I do know is that you are Summer’s brother and I know that you’ll do everything in your power to protect her.

Daniel: Yeah, you’re right. I mean, Summer deserves better. She’s already lost so much. I’m not gonna let my mother’s actions dictate her future. Think it’s time I stepped up to protect my sister, even if it means standing up to my own mother.

Sharon: Hello, Phyllis.

Phyllis: Sharon.

Sharon: So, looks like we might be working together.

Phyllis: Might?

Sharon: Well, depending on the outcome of your trial.

Phyllis: Oh. You sound optimistic. Does no one have faith in me these days?

Sharon: Well, it’s not about lack of faith. It’s the legal system. You know how unpredictable that can be. We’ve both faced our fair share of challenges. But I know you have support no matter what the outcome.

Phyllis: Thank you. Nobody believes I can beat this, do they?

Sharon: Well, we all hope for the best. Of course. But, you know, you do have a deep history of getting yourself involved in some uncomfortable situations. And then, you get yourself out of them as well. So, I suspect you have something up your sleeve.

Phyllis: Yes, I always do.

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: How’d your talk with your mom go?

Abby: Oh, good, I think. You know, she’s determined to make peace with Uncle Jack.

Devon: Well, that’s good. Right?

Abby: Yeah, I think.

Devon: Why wouldn’t it be?

Abby: We went back and forth and she wants me to trust her. I’m almost there.

Devon: Just not all the way yet?

Abby: Cautiously optimistic.

Devon: Okay. Well, that’s good. Optimistic is good.

Abby: Yeah.

Devon: Hopefully, your mom will realize the importance of putting an end to this vendetta and start focusing on the bigger picture.

Abby: You know, I want this wedding to go off without a hitch, which means that everyone has to come together.

Devon: Everything will come together. I promise you.

Abby: That means that Uncle Jack has to put aside his anger for Tucker, at least just put it in a box for a day.

Devon: Do you think he will come around?

Abby: I won’t stop until he does. I will do whatever it takes to make sure this wedding doesn’t go down in flames.

Lily: Look, I really want to tell you that it’s all gonna work out.

Daniel: But, you know, it might not because my mother can be incredibly selfish at the worst possible times.

Lily: Well, yeah, and it’s not just unfair to Summer. It’s unfair to you. It’s causing you all this unnecessary stress. It’s like she completely disregards all of the potential consequences involved.

Daniel: Yeah, and I get it. I mean, she’s always just looking to figure out how to get what she wants, regardless of how it affects the well-being of the people around her. I cannot sit back and watch Summer suffer because of her choices.

Lily: I really commend you for taking care of your sister. I think you’re an amazing brother and, you know, all we can do is try to figure out a way to ensure Summer’s safety and well-being.

[ Daniel scoffing ]

Daniel: You got any ideas?

Sharon: Phyllis, I think it’s time you finally face the consequences for everything you’ve done to people in your past. Your actions have finally caught up with you. It’s time to take a long, hard look at yourself and where you have wound up.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Listen to you. Wow, being all judgy with your comments and your answers for me.

Sharon: Well, no, look at how tense you’re getting. You see, it’s because you know that the right thing to do would be to take accountability, but that goes against every fiber of your being. So, you’re in conflict with yourself.

Phyllis: Okay, well, listen to you. Uh, you’re stuck between Nick and Adam, again. Is that familiar to you?

Sharon: You listen carefully. Nick, Adam, and i have something serious and potentially wonderful in motion. We’re not gonna let you disrupt it. No. If you want to be a part of it, you just have to beat the charges. And for once in your life, play by the rules.

Adam: Hey. Hey, hey, hey. What is going on here?

Phyllis: Nothing much. Sharon and I are discussing the importance of playing by the rules.

Adam: Okay. Well, we all have our pasts. We have our mistakes, so we can make this work.

Phyllis: Yeah, it’s going great so far.

Ashley: So, I think I was able to smooth things over with Abby without lying too much. I mean, it was more like lying by omission.

Tucker: Excellent.

Ashley: And it’s the truth, right? Because with Billy involved, then I’m not directly in the fight anymore.

Tucker: Yeah, if we can trust Billy. But I’m glad you’re feeling confident.

Ashley: Yeah. I can convince Billy that the upsides are fantastic about getting involved with us. We all want the same thing, to protect the company.

Tucker: Yeah, ’cause we can’t trust Phyllis anymore. She’s become more of a liability than an asset.

Ashley: How so?

Tucker: Uh. [ Exhaling ] Don’t worry. It’s nothing I can’t handle.

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Audra: It’s as much in your interest to keep the scandal buried as it is for me and Tucker.

Heather: Phyllis is my client. It’s my job to protect her.

Daniel: Even if it means Summer taking the blame?

Tucker: Can we cash you in?

Billy: I have one question.

[ Billy sighing ]

Billy: What’s in it for me?

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