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Summer: What now?
[ Knocking on door ]
Daniel: Summer, it’s me. Did you happen to get a strange text?
Summer: From mom to me?
Daniel: What do you think it’s about?
Summer: I have no idea. To be honest, I’m not sure that I want to know.
Daniel: Yeah, me neither.
Summer: I’m honestly done with all this drama from her. Last I heard, the plea deal was still on the table.
Daniel: Same. She’s probably just trying to figure out a new way to stay out of prison.
Summer: Wouldn’t be surprised.
[ Daniel sighing ]
Daniel: If we go to meet her, what are we walking into?
Summer: Probably another nightmare.
Lauren: Nice set up, donna reed.
Phyllis: Ah. Thank you. You’re alone. No michael.
Lauren: Yes. Michael didn’t make it back. I’m so sorry. And so is he.
Phyllis: Oh. He’s in singapore still.
Lauren: Yep. You know. Gloria’s legal issues, far more complicated than we thought.
Phyllis: Aren’t they always?
Lauren: Pretty much. But heather did right by you.
Phyllis: Yeah, she did, she did. But, truth be told, it was really me who turned the judge around.
Lauren: Of course. And well done. I’m so happy for you. And is that what this is?
Phyllis: Yes. It is a celebration.
Lauren: With family?
Phyllis: Yeah. And friends. Yes, yes. It’s a celebration of my freedom.
Adam: Oh, wait. What about this one, hm?
Sharon: Looks rustic.
Adam: Yeah, what’s wrong with that? I mean, I did grow up on a farm.
Sharon: I thought that you would prefer a office space that was more modern.
Adam: Nah, I think we should go the anti-newman tower route.
Sharon: I do like the open floor plan.
Adam: Okay, what do you think? Top three?
Sharon: Move it to the top of the spreadsheet, along with the one on hoffman street and the one with all the pillars.
Adam: Oh, you were so excited about those pillars.
Sharon: Just need to make sure it has enough offices for you, me, nick and mariah, now that she’s coming on board.
Adam: And don’t forget about phyllis.
Sharon: It’s all coming together. So, now that we have already been very productive this morning, let’s move on to a different topic.
Adam: Okay, hit me.
Sharon: Have you thought about a new name for the company since everyone in their right mind hates adustus?
Adam: Okay. Touche. I’ve actually been thinking about that. Newman media does have a very nice ring to it.
Sharon: Ha. Too bad it’s already taken.
Adam: Has that ever stopped me before?
Audra: So, how are things going? Were you able to get victoria on board with the idea of merging newman media with adam, nick and sharon’s company?
Nate: Getting there.
Audra: Look, I saw adam earlier and he has no qualms about releasing the damning emails between tucker and me if I don’t deliver for him.
Nate: Things are gonna work out. It’s just gonna take some time. We just need to get victor to see the advantages.
Audra: No, no, no. You need to get victoria and nikki on board first.
Nate: Yes, but I need to be careful not to overstep, especially with nikki. She’s still suspicious of my motives.
Audra: Well, adam isn’t gonna wait forever. If he thinks that this is not gonna go anywhere and those messages get released–
Nate: Audra, I am aware of what is at stake for you, but I have my own. You’re asking a lot of me.
Audra: And I appreciate your support.
[ Nate sighing ]
Nate: I honestly think this merger is gonna happen anyway. Getting ahead of it and proving its value will help my position with the newmans. That’s the main reason I’m willing to proceed.
Nate: Just remember, I am walking a fine line here and you need to know, if things even threaten to go sideways, I am out.
Victoria: Hi. How was your meeting?
Nikki: It was good. Oh, I ran into diane. That always kills a good mood.
Victoria: Can’t believe jack actually married her.
Nikki: Well, billy, tucker and ashley were also there and she brought up their wedding invitation.
Victoria: Well, there’s another odd coupling.
Nikki: I know. I don’t understand it. I don’t even know if victor’s gonna wanna go, even if he does get back from his trip in time. So… what did you and nate talk about after I left? And what do you think about his suggestion?
Victoria: You first.
Nikki: Well, you’re not gonna like what I have to say.
Victoria: When has that ever stopped you, mom?
Nikki: I think nate is testing the waters and this is the first step of a power play.
Victoria: I actually agree. Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth…
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Nikki: You agree with your mother? How novel.
Victoria: Yes, I do. But, that doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with nate wanting to test the waters with an idea or hoping to make some sort of power play. That just means he’s thinking about the future of the company. That’s what we look for in a good executive.
[ Nikki sighing ]
Nikki: I should’ve known you’d find a positive way to spin this.
Victoria: Look, he has made some very salient points about the redundancy of having two media companies under the same umbrella. Now, does that mean that he’s suggesting that we make moves behind dad’s back? No. He simply wanted to run the idea by us first.
Nikki: Well, that was a wise decision.
Victoria: When dad gets back from europe, I think nate would like us to discuss the concept openly. It’s an idea worth debating.
Nikki: Is nate aware of the tensions that already exist between you and adam?
Victoria: Yes, he knows about it. I told him.
Nikki: Then, why would he think you would agree to bring adam even closer?
Victoria: Need I remind you, mother, that early on, I had the idea of folding mccall into newman enterprises.
Nikki: Yes, I know and you changed your mind.
Victoria: That’s true, but nate’s points, they have merit. I believe the idea should be entertained.
Nikki: Did you happen to ask how audra would fit in to all of this? Because he has to know that she would be given a position subservient to adam. Yet another reason to question nate’s loyalty.
Audra: I completely understand your caution, but there’s no reason for you to place my jeopardy above your own.
Nate: I won’t throw you to the wolves either.
Audra: That’s a relief.
Nate: Listen, I’m not saying this can’t work out, but it’s not easy a sale as you think it is.
Audra: I tried to explain that to adam, but he expressed zero sympathy.
Nate: There’s gotta be something else adam wants, other than newman media. Something you could still help facilitate in exchange for his silence about the mccall cover up.
Audra: Adam’s holding all the cards and he made his wants clear. We can’t change the game now.
Nate: I’ll bet you can spin it in a way that will appeal to him. I thought you loved the challenge.
Sharon: I hope you’re only joking. Victor already shot down the idea of combining our company with newman media. Have you learned absolutely nothing at all about baiting your father?
Adam: Sharon, I’m tenacious about certain things and this is one of them and victor never actually shot down the idea.
Adam: He didn’t want to talk about it in the moment. Or at least, that is how I interpreted it. I imagine that he first wants to see how we do with mccall-kirsten, that combination.
Sharon: You will be putting us all in a tight spot if you continue to pursue newman media. I don’t appreciate that. Nick won’t either.
Adam: Um, I imagine that victor will become more receptive to the idea at some point.
Sharon: What makes you think that?
Adam: I just have a feeling.
Sharon: Okay. What are you up to?
Daniel: You know, if we are gonna meet with her, then we need to be prepared.
Summer: I gotta admit, this latest revelation, it’s thrown me for a loop. I had to force it out of mom, but she told me that tucker is the reason carson is back in town.
Daniel: That’s because of tucker?
Summer: Yeah. And now, he is blackmailing mom.
Daniel: I knew it. I knew that something was going on when I saw the two of them together, but she wouldn’t admit it and neither would he.
Summer: Well, just wait because it gets worse. Now, she’s using adam to get out from underneath tucker’s blackmail.
Daniel: Of course, she is.
Summer: She always chooses the worst path to go down and asks the worst possible people for help.
Daniel: It’s classic mom.
Summer: I’ve come around to your point of view. She is her own worst enemy.
Daniel: Okay. So, at what point do we say enough is enough? And we stop, you know, buying into her poor decisions?
Summer: It’s gonna be sad if she goes to prison. It will be, but I can’t keep twisting myself into knots over her problems anymore. I can’T. What?
Daniel: You just– I don’t know. You seem different.
Summer: I am different.
Daniel: No, like you’re shut down or something.
Summer: I’m not shut down. I just have found… new ways to cope and to move forward.
Daniel: Good. And I’m here to support, you know, whatever you need. You know that, right?
Summer: I do. I know that and I appreciate you and I am here for you too. We need to be here for each other. Let’s do this. Let’s go talk to mom together. Let’s tell her that we are done with her insanity.
Daniel: Let’s go.
Summer: All right.
Phyllis: I also asked my kids to come, um, but I wanted you here because you are a crucial part in me being in this place, so.
Lauren: Me? How?
Phyllis: Because you were there for me and you supported me and you never gave up, even though I put you through a lot.
[ Lauren sighing ]
Lauren: Well, I love you more than I could ever be mad at you, and michael as well. He was so upset not to finish out your case. He did not want to leave you hanging.
Phyllis: No, I get it. Family first.
Lauren: Yeah, but we are so grateful for heather. I mean, she did her part. You did your part and look at you. I’m so proud of you.
Phyllis: Thank you. You know, michael agreed to defend me and that was everything to me. It gave me a lot of confidence. I mean, there were times during– during the whole ordeal where I thought, “what would michael say?”
Lauren: Yeah, and so in true form, what did you do? Think about what michael would say and do the opposite?
Phyllis: Well, not really, but I would’ve driven him crazy for sure. I put heather through the ringer.Y pleading guilty and throwing myself at the mercy of the judge, I mean…
Lauren: Well, you know what? You pulled it off. You pulled it off with flying colors.
Phyllis: And I’m free. And guess what? Christine didn’t win. I’m not going to prison.
Lauren: Okay, but you have to admit, she did the right thing. She accepted the judge’s decision.
Phyllis: That was surprising. We’re never gonna be best friends, lauren.
Lauren: Well, did we think that that would ever happen?
Phyllis: You, on the other hand, are… you’re an incredible friend. You stood by me when I never thought I was gonna get out of this mess and you put your arms around me and you kept on telling me it’s gonna be okay. And michael too. Oh, you two– you two are the best friends in every sense of the word.
Lauren: And we always will be.
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This is a “cbs special report,” I am margaret brennan in washington. We are coming to you on the air to bring an announcement from the department of justice. Attorney general merrick garland is making a statement and is making some detailed remarks that we will bring you in a moment. What we know is that it has to do with president biden son, hunter biden. Let’s listen in.
Good afternoon. I’m here today to announce the appointment of david wise as a special counsel consistent with the department of justice regulations governing such matters. In keeping with those red regulations I notified the designated members of each house of congress of the appointment. In february 2018, after being nominated by the former president and confirmed by the senate, mr. Weiss was sworn in as the united states attorney for the district of delaware. Mr. Weiss had been a career prosecutor serving previously in the office for more than a decade. Beginning 2019, mr. Weiss in his capacity as U.S. Attorney and along with federal law enforcement partners began investigating allegations of certain criminal conduct by, among others robert hunter biden biden. That investigation has been recently referenced and federal criminal proceedings and the district of delaware and has noted in those proceedings other public statements by mr. Weiss’ office that investigation remains ongoing. In february 2021, he was asked to remain U.S. Attorney for delaware and in that capacity to continue to lead the investigation. As i said before, mr. Weiss would be permitted to continue his investigation and any steps he wanted to make the decision whether to prosecute in any district. Mr. Weiss has told congress he has been granted ultimate authority over this matter including the responsibility for deciding where, when, and whether to file charges and for making decisions necessary to preserve the integrity of any prosecution consistent with federal law, the principles of federal prosecution command departmental policies. In july 2023 letter to congress, mr. Weiss said he had not to that point requested special counsel designation. On tuesday of this week, mr. Weiss advised he and his judgment, his investigation reached the stage which he should continue his work as special counsel and he asked to be so appointed appeared upon considering his request as well as the extraordinary circumstances relating to this matter, I have concluded it is in the public interest to appoint him as special counsel. This appointment confirms my commitment to provide mr. Weiss all the resources he request. It also reaffirms mr. Weiss has the authority he needs to conduct a thorough investigation and to continue to take the steps he deems appropriately independently based only on the facts. Mr. Weiss will also continue to serve as U.S. Attorney for the district of delaware. A special counsel, he will continue to have the authority and responsibility that he has previously exercised to oversee the investigation and decide where, when, and whether to file charges. The special counsel will not be subject to the day-to-day supervision of any official of the department, but he must comply with the regulations, procedures and policies of the department. Consistent with special counsel regulations of conclusion of mr. Weiss’ work he will provide me with a report explaining the contribution or declaration decisions reached by him. As with each special counsel who has served since i have taken office, I am committed to make as much of his report as public as possible consistent with legal requirements and department policies. Today’s announcement affords the prosecutors, agents, analysts working on this matter the ability to proceed with their work expeditiously and to make decisions indisputably guided only by the facts of the law. The men and women undertaking this investigation are public servants who have dedicated their careers to protecting the citizens of this country here at the appointment of mr. Weiss and forces for the american people the department’s commitment to both independence and accountability and particularly sensitive matters. I am confident that mr. Weiss will carry out his responsibilities in an evenhanded, urgent manner and in accordance with the highest traditions of this department. Thank you.
You just heard extraordinary work remarks from the attorney general, merrick garland, who walked off without taking the shouted reported questions and there are many of them. What he just announced is going to have both tremendous legal and political implications. He just said that on tuesday of this week I’m at the U.S. Attorney in delaware, his name is david wise, he was appointed by former president trump and has continued in that role did come to the justice department and asked the attorney general for a special status, special counsel status peer that legal status would allow for him to continue his ongoing investigations that include the already known part of the probe that has to do with hunter biden, president biden’s son. It may go beyond what we already know had been discussed with that same U.S. Attorney who was the U.S. Attorney who handled that plea deal, which, if you recall back in july was entered and fell apart. Well, now that U.S. Attorney has come to merrick garland and asked to be given some level of independence from the department as special counsel. This raises a lot of questions, and we want to go right now to weijia jiang, senior white house correspondent who is standing on the north on there. I know neither of us are lawyers but in terms of the politics of those, the white house has insisted throughout that they are not touching the justice department here and not having any influence over the attorney general. Now, this announcement really gives that special status to the attorney general’s claims by making david weiss the special counsel. What do we know about whether this is the first time the white house has heard of the decision?
Wijia: So far the white house has not offered any comment about this remarkable announcement but it is really important to understand how we got here. It was just over two weeks ago that that plea deal that you mentioned with hunter biden fell apart in a very dramatic fashion inside the courtroom. Hunter biden thought he was going to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax fraud charges. He thought there would be a separate diversion case for a gun charge. That also impart raised a lot of questions about whether this independence that we are now talking about existed. So, that is what we are doing here today talking about this special counsel. But you are right that it is very likely that the white house will say nothing and say that they are absolutely independent of the doj. The president has said before the same thing that he supports all of the work that attorney general garland is doing and he will not be commenting. One thing he has said, margaret, with regard to his son, hunter biden, he is very proud of his son. He said that after we first found out about the plea deal. He said that through the white house after that plea deal fell apart. So, we expect to hear more of the same. But one thing that is important that has changed since then is what we have also been hearing out of capitol hill, right? There are also oversight investigations going on, one of hunter biden’s former business partners has come out and testified that president biden while he was vice president was actually on various phone calls in which hunter biden was stealing business overseas. And so, that raises so many more questions, margaret, about what the president knew, whether he knew it and if he was involved which, he himself has said he knew nothing about the business deals and certainly never involved. But i think today you are seeing a commitment as garland pointed out to get into the bottom of all of those questions.
Weijia: That is right and there are things that can be the former attorney general bill barr said on “face the nation” last sunday, things can be shameful without a legal pair of those political questions in congress separate what we heard today from the attorney general specific to this case involving that federal investigation that has been ongoing through the U.S. Attorney’s office in delaware for five years, and extraordinary long period of time and ultimately leading us to as you laid out there, weijia, july plea deal that dramatically fell apart. I know when that court room that day was cbs’s catherine herridge who is with us now. I understand from the justice department has been speaking to sources there.
Catherine this is tremendous turn of events but what have you learned about how this will work?
Margaret, it is good to be with you and extraordinary turn of events when you consider the timeline. As you mentioned a few weeks ago at the end of july, there was an effort by both the prosecutors and hunter biden’s defense team to wrap up this year’s long kitties with a bowl until that plea agreement collapsed. The judge deferred the decision whether to accept or reject it. What we learned at the news conference just a few minutes ago from the attorney general’s earlier this week on tuesday, the U.S. Attorney david weiss leading this investigation approached him and said, “he felt the investigation reached the stage and he needed to continue his work with special counsel status. What does that mean in the short term? What it means is that mr. Weiss will deliver a report to the nation about his decision-making in the hunter biden case whether he chooses to bring charges or declines to bring charges. That will involve congressional testimony. A federal prosecutor that i spoke to before this event so to me the appointment of a special counsel would have the effect of delaying a resolution on the hunter biden matter in his opinion. And it would certainly delay any anticipated testimony from the U.S. Attorney in delaware to republicans on capitol hill who have been seeking that testimony for several months. So, it is an extraordinary development, considering where the two parties work two weeks ago to wrap up this year’s longs case and out to the appointment of special counsel that will have these broad authorities most importantly to continue this ongoing investigation, margaret.
Catherine it is interesting given it was june 7th the U.S. Attorney said he had ultimate authority and then come again said to congress that he felt he had that. And now this tuesday says I need some independence to go further into this investigation. As we just heard from the attorney general merrick garland, the investigation is ongoing. We will have more coverage of these legal issues as well as the political impact because as catherine just laid out come at the timeline for this seems to be dragging on and as of today, we are 451 days away from a presidential election. This extraordinary news about the president’s son and how the biden federal government will continue its investigation into him. I want to leave you with a special report on that note and tell you to please stay tuned to cbs news, your local news, and of course, the cbs evening news tonight for further coverage. This has been a “cbs special report.” I’m margaret brennan, thank you all for watching. What can you do with sensitive skin?
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Audra: Well, I feel fortunate to be able to learn and grow so much at newman media. I’m very pleased with my work so far and I hope you are as well. But you know, I don’t think the idea of the merger is necessarily a bad one.
Audra: Well, there’s gonna be a lot of overlap between adam’s new company and newman media. You know, redundancies.
Nikki: Yes, we are aware of that.
Audra: And I just hope that I’m not one of those redundancies.
Nikki: Ah. Now, we’re getting somewhere.
Audra: Yes, I– I do have an agenda. Bringing this to your attention. You know, I’m looking out for newman media’s bottom line and I just hope I can remain on board so I can continue to do so.
Nikki: You know, I’m just curious. Where are you getting this information?
Audra: I’ve done my due diligence.
Nikki: So, you didn’t get the idea about this merger from nate?
Audra: Uh, no. Nate and i haven’t– we haven’t discussed adam’s new venture. Um, I had perceptions about the situation on my own.
Nikki: I see. Well, it’s an interesting idea, but victor is opposed, as is victoria, as am I, so that should be your answer. Please don’t bring it up again.
Phyllis: You’re done? What does that mean?
Summer: We’re done with all the betrayal and the disillusionment. Look, I really am happy that you’re not going to prison. I am. And I hope that you mean it when you say that you’ve learned a big lesson from this whole thing.
Phyllis: No, no, no. Okay, I mean it. I do mean it. I am going to change, I really mean that.
Summer: Maybe when that happens, I’ll be in a better place to reconnect, but you’re first gonna have to prove to me that you actually can change.
Phyllis: Okay. Hey, do you feel this way too?
Daniel: We were this close to reconciling, but you know, then the lies kept coming and then the tricks to hide the lies. Then, we find out that you’re colluding with tucker and with adam?
Phyllis: Okay, okay, wait a second. Wait a second. The thing with tucker, he forced my hand with carson. He forced my hand and I needed adam to get from out of tucker’s thumb.
Daniel: Now, you’re tied to adam because of that decision.
Lauren: You know, your mother is gonna figure all of that out now that the threat of prison is gone.
Daniel: Oh, come on, lauren. Really? You think things are gonna change? Nothing ever changes with her.
Summer: I still don’t believe that carson’s testimony was legitimate. I– I think that tucker paid him to say whatever you needed him to say.
Phyllis: Are you kidding me? That was true! Carson saw what happened through the motel window. That was true.
Summer: I wish that I could believe you. It’s just a little too convenient, mom.
Phyllis: All right, all right. Let’s– let’s– we’re getting off track here, okay? Let’s just go back. Who cares about carson? Carson is a non-issue. Hey, the charges were dropped.
Summer: No. You’re right. Carson’s not the issue here. It’s the fact that you lied to us and you manipulated us continuously.
Daniel: And you kept pushing us away. All we wanted to do was try to help you. You just wanted to do everything the way you wanted to do it.
Summer: And you think that some champagne and some cake is gonna make everything better? I mean, you’re really that out of touch.
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Phyllis: I’m not pretending that this healing process is gonna be easy and if I have to prove to you that I can change before we move forward, fine, I’ll do that. I’m up for the challenge.
Lauren: You know, you two can really meet your mom halfway. Keep an open mind and an open heart.
Phyllis: Yeah because everything that I’ve done, I’ve done for you. To protect you and support you and protect our family. Don’t forget that, so please, can we not just do this together?
Summer: Are you forgetting the fact that you destroyed my life as I knew it? I lost my marriage, mom! Harrison! Because of you!
Daniel: We haven’t forgot what you were willing to let us suffer through that all started with the gala, even if you have.
Phyllis: I saw what I did to you and I want to fix it.
Daniel: But you don’T. You never do. You just keeping making the same stupid mistakes over and over and over again. It– it’s gonna take more this time for us to believe you. Much, much more.
Phyllis: Okay, then just tell me what I need to do. I’ll write a list. Just tell me what I need to do to fix this.
Daniel: You’re gonna have to figure that out on your own.
Summer: Goodbye, mom.
Nikki: Nate, I just had a very interesting conversation with audra.
Nate: Oh, yes. I was surprised to hear she reached out to you. I hope she didn’t waste your time.
Nikki: She seems to think that this merger with adam’s company is a good idea as well, but she denied discussing it with you. And frankly, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the two of you feel the same way.
Nate: I wasn’t aware of how audra felt. She and I haven’t spoken about it.
Nikki: You’re playing a very interesting game, my friend. I don’t advise continuing.
Nate: I can assure you, there’s nothing underhanded going on here, nikki. And per victoria, this is now a dead issue.
Nate: I told her and I will tell you as well: I won’t bring it up again.
Adam: Well, we can have nick weigh in on the, uh, office space options once he gets back from his trip. You two can be the, uh, final decision on that.
Sharon: Don’t try to distract me. What’s going on between you and audra? Why did you feel the need to speak to her?
[ Adam sighing ]
Adam: I was scoping out the competition.
Sharon: If you’re planning some sneaky move against newman media after everything that has happened, I am warning you–
Sharon: Stop, right now.
Adam: You’re blowing this out of proportion. It was one conversation.
Sharon: Don’t belittle my concerns. We are on the verge of something great here, adam. I’ll be damned if I let your vendetta against your sister mess this up.
[ Daniel sighing ]
Summer: I mean, I hate the fact that mom turned to adam as soon as there was a new threat in her life.
Daniel: Mm. Totally gonna lead to more trouble. How long do you think it’s gonna be before she needs our help again?
Summer: How long can you hold out?
[ Daniel chuckling ]
Daniel: I can hold out as long as you can.
Summer: I’m telling you, daniel, I’ve changed. I’m not bitter, but I’m not naive anymore to what mom is capable of and I am done with her bs.
Daniel: Good. I don’t blame you.
Summer: Call me selfish, but I need to do this. I need to focus on my own life. I need to move forward and I’m not gonna let anybody, least of all, mom, stop me from doing that.
Phyllis: That was fun.
Phyllis: Not what I expected, but fun nonetheless.
Lauren: You know what?
Lauren: Enough of this pity party. Despite the fallout, you deserve a toast. Come on, get your glass. To you. And not because of what happened to you and that you made it to the other side, but because of what can happen when you put your mind to it.
Phyllis: Thank you. I will win back the love and respect of my kids, I’m sure.
Lauren: It is not that they don’t love you. They are putting you to the test because they love you so much.
Phyllis: Well, that was harsh.
Lauren: Yes. And they are pushing you hard because they know, deep down, you have to ability to change.
Phyllis: Thank you.
[ Lauren chuckling ] You’re a great friend, you know that? You are an incredible friend to me. I am eternally grateful.
Lauren: And here is to a magnificent new journey. Buckle up, my friend. Now, cake.
[ Both chuckling ]
Adam: Your concerns are unwarranted. I don’t have any intention of doing any harm to our company before it even gets off the ground.
Sharon: I have a bad feeling about this, adam. I don’t like it.
Adam: My only focus right now on our new endeavor is to make it as solid and as great as it possibly can be.
Sharon: And would that perhaps involve sabotaging the competition in some underhanded manner?
Adam: Look, you know what your problem is? You worry too much. I’ll see you later, okay?
Nikki: Did you speak to nate about the merger?
Victoria: I did. I told him that I changed my mind and that I would no longer consider it and he accepted that and we’ve moved on. So, what did audra want?
Nikki: She pitched the merger idea to me. I mean, it could’ve been nate speaking, it was so similar. My gut tells me that those two are up to something together.
Nate: What did you say to nikki?
Audra: I pitched her the idea.
Nate: I told you I would handle nikki and victoria in my own way.
Audra: Okay, I don’t have the luxury of time. Adam exerted more pressure on me.
Nate: Okay, well whatever you said, nikki’s alarm bells are going off. She doesn’t trust either of us. The merger is not happening.
Audra: Then, I– I’m screwed. Adam’s got me. And I’ll just lose everything.
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Sally: Oh. Happy housewarming.
Nikki: We have bigger problems.
Victor: What do you mean bigger problems?
Nikki: They’re names are nate and audra.
Abby: You do look a little anxious.
Ashley: Maybe, but that’s silly, right? This isn’t my first wedding.
Abby: Mom, you don’t have to go through with this if you’re not ready.