Young & The Restless Transcript
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Summer: Hi, grandma.
Nikki: It’s so good to see you!
Summer: Oh, it’s good to see you too.
Nikki: So, how are you? More specifically, how are you and kyle?
Summer: Um… we’re moving ahead with the divorce.
Nikki: Oh, no! No, I’m so sorry to hear that. You two have been through so much. I’m sure if you just gave yourselves a little more time–
Summer: More time is not really gonna help. Kyle’s already moved on and he seems perfectly fine with the way that his life is going, so…
[ Summer scoffs ]
Nikki: What do you mean he’s moved on? With someone else?
Summer: Yeah. I’m sure that you’ve heard of her. Audra charles.
Nikki: Kyle and audra charles?
[ Summer sighs ] Oh, my god.
Kyle: Thank you.
Kyle: That was delicious, as usual. What would you like for dessert?
Audra: Hm. I think you know.
Audra: Unfortunately, it would involve a shower and–
Nate: Hello, you two.
Audra: Oh, hey!
Nate: Excuse me for interrupting. Audra, have you spoken to anyone from the newman camp today?
Audra: I was– you know, I talked to victor earlier and I have that meeting with nikki this afternoon. Why? What’s going on?
Nate: Actually, I think this is something we should discuss in private.
[ Knocking on door ]
Ashley: What are you doing here?
Jack: Diane told me what happened. I wanted to make sure you’re okay. Are you all right?
Ashley: Uh, I’m still a little shaken up.
Jack: Yeah, I’ll bet you are.
Ashley: I don’t know what was more shocking. Almost dying by choking on a grape or being rescued by the woman I was convinced wanted me dead more than anybody on the planet.
Jack: Wait, diane doesn’t want you dead.
Ashley: Well, clearly. She saved my life. And that is so ironic, it’s almost cruel.
Billy: Okay, I am not trying to steal jabot from you. Yes, tucker and ashley offered me the brass ring and I pretended to be interested in it because that was the right thing to do to stay on the inside.
Jack: I get it. But no one would be surprised that maybe a kernel of this is true. That you might be tempted to run jabot.
Billy: Because my last go ’round at jabot didn’t quite end like everyone expected? So, this is my opportunity to redeem myself? As you just said, “who wouldn’t do that?” Especially if your name was billy abbott.
Jack: Billy, I don’t believe you would follow through.
Billy: No, but you don’t really 100% trust me, do you? Tucker just planted the seed. I’m just shocked how quickly it’s taken hold. You fully believe that I’m just gonna fall right back where I came from.
Jack: That is not what I said.
Billy: Because you think for one second that I might go to their side. To go against everything that I promised to the company, to our family, to our father’s legacy, the promises that I made to you.
Jack: I’m sorry that you took what I said that way.
Billy: Give me a break, jack. There’s only one way to take that.
Adam: Single malt. Neat.
[ Billy chuckles ]
Billy: Hmm. It’s funny, actually. For the first time in a very long time, maybe actually ever, I can see the world through your eyes. And it ain’t pretty. When it comes to your hair, ingredients matter.
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Adam: Well, this one I got to hear, billy. What could possibly make you sympathetic to the way that I see the world?
Billy: Nope, I– I wouldn’t go that far. I mean, I have empathy because it’s hard to live in the shadow of someone who thinks you’ll never measure up. Especially when they are comparing you to a fabricated ideal that they’ve dreamed up for you.
Adam: Well, I’m guessing that you’re talking about your brother and if– if you’re referring to my relationship with my father, you’re only in the ballpark because it’s a whole lot worse than you can even imagine.
Billy: That I could– I could actually agree with you on, but I’m not just talking about victor. I mean, with you, it’s your entire family. You know, because no matter how hard you’ve tried, you’ve never really measured up to any of them. I mean, victoria, that’s a no. Nick? That’s a definite no.
Adam: I– I– I get it. So, what has jack done now?
[ Billy sighs ]
Jack: Diane is as shaken by all of this as you are. Watching you almost die scared the hell out of her.
Ashley: Yeah, well, she surprised the hell out of me too.
Jack: You honestly thought she would stand there and watch you choke to death?
Ashley: The thought may have crossed her mind.
Jack: No, not for a second. The moment she saw you were in real trouble, all of the acrimony, all of the ugliness went. All the noise and accusations were over. All she cared about was saving your life and that’s what she did. Actually, one other thing, if the situation were reversed, if diane were the one gasping for air, whether you’re willing to admit it or not, you would have done the same thing for her.
Ashley: You really think so?
Jack: Yes, I know so. That’s who you are. Look, I have known you since you came into this world. And I know that beneath all of that gladiator armor you’ve been wearing these past few months, there is a heart and a soul every bit is kind and loving and compassionate as our father’S. That’s who you are, that is your essence. And that is the woman that diane saved.
Ashley: Well, I appreciate you saying that to me, jack.
Jack: I cannot believe I almost lost you. But here you are alive and well and… I’m just, I’m– I’m just grateful, I’m g– grateful to god, I’m grateful to diane and…
Ashley: I’m thankful too.
Jack: You think there’s a chance we could use this as a wake-up call, so that we could all stop this incessant fighting and get back to what really matters?
Kyle: If you two need to have a private conversation, then I’ll just head out.
Nate: Look, I’m sorry if I’m interrupting something. I suppose this can wait until our dinner tonight.
Audra: I’m assuming this is about newman media? In which case kyle should be part of the conversation.
Nate: Okay, okay. This is eventually gonna affect you as well.
[ Nate sighs ] Look, I just want to give you a heads up. But promise me, you’ll pretend you haven’t heard this when you meet with nikki.
Audra: Why? What’s this about?
Kyle: Yeah, it sounds serious. What is it?
Nate: I just got off the phone with victoria.
Audra: Is she still in L.A.?
Nate: Mm-hmm. It seems, uh, victor is rearranging the newman furniture, again. And get this, adam is out completely.
Kyle: You’re kidding.
Audra: Huh. That is interesting. So, what’s gonna happen with the company he, nick, and sharon were formalizing?
Nate: It will be folded into newman media as planned. But nick is stepping back to newman enterprises. As co-ceo.
Audra: But that’s nikki newman’s position.
Nate: Not anymore.
Summer: I– I’m surprised that this is the first that you’re hearing about kyle and audra. He’s working with her at newman media and they’re not being discrete about their relationship. I thought it would just be common knowledge.
Nikki: I am so sorry you’re going through this. And that kyle is doing this to you.
Summer: To be fair, I did betray his trust. And I lied to him. I pushed him away. It’s a lot to come back from.
Nikki: Darling, every couple has their rough patches sooner or later. I mean, look at victor and me after everything we’ve been through. If we are not proof that love can overcome anything, I don’t know who it is.
Summer: I was hoping for that. And I– I did try but… I’ve accepted the fact that it’s just not always the case. I’ve got to let him go, grandma.
Nikki: Audra charles. Unbelievable. I am so glad you told me. In fact, it’s perfect timing.
Nikki: You have just given me an opportunity to put that woman in her place. Meet my boyfriend, jake.
Summer: Grandma, whatever you’re planning on doing to audra, please don’T. At least, not on my account.
Nikki: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Summer: Kyle has moved on, and if he wants to do that with her, then that’s his problem. You know, I just want to move on myself.
Nikki: And I want that for you, darling.
Summer: Okay, good, so you– you don’t need to stir things up just because our marriage is ending. All– all I want is to keep things peaceful between me and kyle, for harrison’s sake. I have learned the hard way through my mom that you can either have drama or you can have a happy life. You really cannot have both.
Nikki: And I don’t disagree. But I promise you, if I do decide to stir things up with audra charles, it’ll be about a lot more than your situation with kyle. That woman needs a good, healthy dose of humility. And would you really object if I happened to be the one to give it to her?
Summer: No. I can’t honestly say that I would.
Kyle: Nate, I think we all know that victor would never fire nikki. Unless he had something better in mind for her.
Audra: And that something is newman media, isn’t it?
Nate: Victor handed it to her to run. According to victoria, it’s still up in air whether she’ll accept or not.
Audra: She’s not gonna turn it down, are you kidding? Which means I’m out, which means victor lied when he told me he had other plans for me. Probably just to pacify me while this all played out.
Nate: Okay, slow down audra, I wasn’t finished. Okay, the news isn’t all bad. You’re not being fired. Per victor, you’ll be nikki’s second-in-command.
Audra: Great. Second-in-command to a woman who has made it clear she doesn’t trust me. Probably doesn’t even like me.
Nate: If it’s what victor wants, she’ll roll with it. Okay? It’s their particular kind of give and take.
Kyle: Um, excuse me for interrupting, but assuming all this goes through, where exactly does that leave me?
Ashley: Have you forgotten? I did end the conflict.
Jack: By walking away? By turning your back on the family? On dad’s company? That’s not a solution I ever hope for. I cannot get it out of my head. I almost lost you. Thank god diane was there.
Ashley: Well, there was other people at the restaurant. I’m sure they would–
Jack: I think you’re missing the point or avoiding it. I’m not sure which.
Ashley: I think you’re making a little bit too much of this.
Jack: Am I? You’re my sister, ashley. My love for you is so much stronger, so much deeper, so much more a part of who I am than all this anger we’ve been sharing. The thought of losing you, even for a second from my life, is more than I want to think about. Please let this gift of life be the olive branch that has been eluding us all this time. Please come back to where you belong. I was stuck.
Ashley: Well, apparently I’m really good at hiding it, but I’ve hated being in this battle with you just as much as you have. When you talk about coming back, I mean… does that mean you can accept tucker in my life because he’s my husband.
Jack: I am willing to try, yes.
Ashley: Do you understand that this entire time I’ve been trying to save your life? All this time. I mean, metaphorically, I, you know, I– I thought diane would be the death of you.
[ Ashley sighs ]
Ashley: Well, you know, I’ve pretty much given up the idea that she would actually try to kill you so that she could inherit your fortune.
[ Jack sighs ] Well, she signed that post-nup, right? I checked it out, it’s legitimate. And now, of course, I owe her my life, so there’s that.
Jack: Go figure, huh? Ash, we are so close to being what we have always been for each other. If you’ll take one step, I’ll take one step, I am convinced with all my heart we can meet in the middle.
Ashley: Okay, okay, okay. Listen, I will back off. I will give her the benefit of the doubt for now.
Jack: Still choking on those words, are you?
Ashley: Like a grape.
Jack: It doesn’t have to be all warm and fuzzy. We haven’t always agreed with each other’s choice of partners.
Ashley: Oh, really? Phyllis.
Jack: Yeah. And victor.
Ashley: Right. Whatever.
Jack: Look, we can be kind and tolerant.
Ashley: To a point. And that point, you’re not gonna like it, but it’s gonna hinge on diane. It has to. I mean, if she behaves herself and– and she turns out to be everything that you’ve said she is all along, then I will not just lay down my sword, I will bury the damn thing.
Jack: I will help you buy the shovel,
Ashley: Okay, but… if she takes one misstep, I’m telling you right now, and if all my fears about her come true, I will be back with a vengeance, jack, and I will be holding that sword so high.
Jack: I am so confident that won’t be necessary. I missed you.
[ Ashley sniffles ] I miss my sister. I miss fighting about the important things. Like who got the last cinnamon roll?
Ashley: You’re a cinnamon hog, so clearly it was you.
Jack: Yeah, come to think of it, I think you’re right.
Ashley: You know what else?
Jack: No, you’re not gonna bring up the halloween candy, are you?
Ashley: You owe me for that, but no.
Jack: You were gonna say something else.
Ashley: I miss you.
Adam: Were you not gonna tell me what’s going on with you and jack?
Billy: It’s a fleeting moment of empathy, okay? It’s not an invitation for us to start calling each other, “bro.”
Adam: Well, see, that’s another thing that we have in common. Because I’m no more interested in that than you are.
Adam: I just find it interesting that you’re just not seeing the similarities between you and me.
Billy: Now, that is a sobering thought.
Adam: I’m not talking about the similarities between us. I’m talking about the similarities between our family situation. When it comes to you and me, there really is no comparison.
Billy: I’m almost afraid to ask, but what do you mean by that exactly?
Adam: Come on, it’s simple. I am a cold manipulative narcissist and you, you’re just a screw up.
Billy: Thank you.
Adam: But I will say, to be fair, I have heard that you turned a corner. You’re the only sane, rational executive at jabot these days. I– is that what jack is threatening to take away from you?
Billy: No. No, it’s not that. It just feels like he’s simply waiting for me to, as you so kindly put it, screw up again.
[ Billy sighs ] And it’s just getting really old.
Adam: Well, that is the big difference in our family situation. Victor giveth and victor taketh away on nothing more than a whim or a bad mood with nothing to back it up on the fact that he can. See? Jack is a much fairer boss. He’s a much fairer man. If you earn your position, you respect it and you do right by the company, he will not cut you loose. So, is he really waiting for you to screw up or are– are you?
Nate: If I knew what all this means for you, I’d tell you, but frankly, your name didn’t even come up in the conversation.
Kyle: Wow, that’s confidence inspiring.
Audra: Hey, kyle, don’t worry about it, okay? You know, you can count on me to praise your work and your value to newman media, when I see nikki later today. You know, she’s a smart woman. She’ll get it. Unless there is something she has against you that I don’t know about? Any problems, any vendettas. Uh-oh, what is it?
[ Kyle sighs ] Talk to me.
Kyle: Well, there’s the fact that her granddaughter and i are getting divorced.
Nate: Does nikki know about that?
Kyle: I would assume so. The newman family is nothing if not enmeshed, but I have no idea if nikki knows audra and I are involved. If she doesn’t, she will. And count on it, when that happens, things will get ugly fast.
Audra: Hm. I’m kareem abdul jabbar.
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Audra: Ugly for me, for you or both of us?
Kyle: We’ll know soon enough. Victor at least respects you. I doubt he feels the same about me now that I’m divorcing his granddaughter.
Audra: Hey, I promise I will have your back on this.
Kyle: Thank you, but forgive me if I don’t hold my breath, I mean, let’s face it, this company has done very well with a small leadership team and I would love for this to work out, but if it doesn’t, I need to start putting together plan B.
Nate: You’re getting a little ahead of yourself there, kyle.
Audra: Yeah, nate’s right. Don’t start filling out job applications just yet, okay? Let’s just see how this all plays out. You know, give me a chance to work my magic. As you know, I can be very persuasive. And I mean, it’s not like you need to work.
Kyle: Okay, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go to work. I’ll see you at the office. And um, thank you for the heads-up. I appreciate it.
Nate: Mm-hmm. See you.
[ Footsteps departing ] You do know he probably won’t survive this, right?
Audra: It’ll be what it’ll be.
Nate: That is a bit cold.
Audra: Oh, it’s not like we’re serious, okay? Kyle and i are just having fun. We both went into this from the beginning with that clear understanding.
Nate: Are you sure it’s clear to both of you?
Audra: Well, it’s time for me to go meet nikki. Wish me luck.
[ Footsteps departing ]
Billy: About this offer, about the information that you have on tucker mccall you were willing to share for the right price?
Adam: What about it? Did you come up with something?
Billy: I’m open to suggestions, if you have any.
Adam: Yes, well, I’m reconsidering. Given my situation, I might need to keep that information for myself.
Billy: Okay, then, that’s that.
[ Sighs ] Thanks for the tease.
[ Billy grunts ] That was intriguing while it lasted.
Jack: So now, that we’ve determined how much we miss each other, at the risk of pressing my luck, where do we go from here? Are you still determined to start a new company that will compete with jabot?
Ashley: Oh, boy. Listen, I need some time to think. I need to have a conversation with tucker, that’s for sure.
Jack: Yeah, of course, I get that. Take all the time you want. Whatever happens, happens. All I really care about is that you and I are brother and sister, not enemies. It means the world to me, ash.
Ashley: Me too.
[ Jack sighs ]
Nikki: Oh, audra, thank you so much for coming.
Audra: Oh, it’s my pleasure. Uh, thank you so much for the invitation. You know, it was such a nice surprise, and a hopeful one, I admit, that you wanted to meet with me.
Nikki: Well, please sit down.
Audra: Of course.
Nikki: May i offer you some tea?
Audra: That would be lovely. Thank you. Thank you so much. Um, I am assuming this has something to do with the sna-newman media merger.
Nikki: We’ll get to that. But first, would you mind telling me what the hell you’re doing with kyle abbott? Kayaking is my thing.
Audra: Oh, I’m so glad you brought up kyle abbott, mrs. Newman. You know, I can’t say enough of what a great job he’s been doing at newman media. You know, he was a very smart hire, if I do say so myself.
Nikki: Oh, my god, that coy act might work on the men in your life, but it won’t get you anywhere with me. You know very well I was not referring to newman media. I was referring to the fling you’re having with him.
Audra: Oh. [ Chuckles ] So, we’re going there.
Nikki: Oh, we’re already there. You do realize that kyle is married to my granddaughter.
Audra: But from what I understand, they’re getting a divorce.
Nikki: Don’t split hairs with me. If you are as smart as some say you are, then you know that the game that kyle is playing with you is merely to avoid the pain of the breakup. Which means you are standing in the way of a possible reconciliation.
Audra: Well, with all due respect, kyle is a grown man who makes his own choices about what he wants and who he wants in his life. And, um… it’s also, my understanding that your granddaughter was hardly blameless in their problems.
Nikki: And your point is?
Audra: Look, I’m not unsympathetic to summer. Look, believe me, mrs. Newman, I know firsthand just how painful that kind of thing can be.
Nikki: Of course, you do. You broke my grandson’s heart. Tell me, is it my family that brings out this self-serving viciousness or is it just your nature?
Audra: Well, apparently, no one ever told you the full story. Things were– they were very complex between him and me and in the end… we– we broke each other’s hearts. You know, and frankly, um, I don’t feel comfortable discussing my private life with my new boss, so…
Nikki: Oh, you know. How did you find out? Oh, of course, nate told you.
Audra: Um, look, I– I don’t think we’re getting anywhere here, so if I may just ask you one question.
Nikki: What is it?
Audra: Am I in or am I out?
Kyle: Sorry, I obviously, didn’t know you were here. How are you?
Summer: Uh, I’m good. How are you? How– how’s harrison?
Kyle: [ Laughs ] Let’s see. Um, he is mad at whoever invented brussels sprouts, and he wants us to get him an emu for his birthday like he saw on tv.
Summer: Yeah, he actually– he told me that yesterday.
Kyle: Yeah? What’d you say?
Summer: I said that he needed to just ask his father.
Kyle: Gee, thanks.
[ Summer chuckles ] So, I hear chloe’s joined marchetti and chelsea’s working remotely. How’s that going?
Summer: It’s– it’s going really well. How’s everything at newman media?
Kyle: It’s hard to say. There seems to be an internal shake up at newman, in general. It remains to be seen how that’ll affect newman media or me, for that matter.
Summer: Well, I’m sure you’ll survive. You always do.
[ Soft piano music ]
Adam: There he is. Ladies and gentlemen, the newly appointed newman golden boy.
Nate: Hm, I’d hardly call myself that, adam.
Adam: Oh, come on. The sash fits, right?
Nate: Have i impressed victor? Absolutely. That’s because I work hard and I’m damn good, but I am still status quo at newman and I didn’t get promoted, but i lucked out and kept my job.
Adam: Oh, and I didn’T. It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it? Victor newman’s son, I’m out, and you’re still there? I mean, I guess, nepotism is overrated after all. Do you want a piece of advice?
Nate: Not particularly.
Adam: Don’t get too comfortable.
Nikki: Are you in or are you out at newman media? It’s a very interesting question.
Audra: More than just interesting from my perspective.
Nikki: Yes, I would imagine. Crucial, actually. On one hand, every instinct is screaming for me to get rid of you. Frankly, I have issues with the way you live your life. Yes, I know. I know. It’s none of my business, as you were so eager to point out. Which would be true if you didn’t continue to target people that I love.
Audra: Might I know the other hand?
Nikki: Well, I can’t argue with the work you’ve done. It’s good, impressive even.
Audra: Well, thank you for noticing.
Nikki: It’s my job to notice, and you did come to victor when adam was trying to blackmail you. So, victor thinks a lot of you.
Audra: Um, well, that’s– that’s great to hear. So, um…
Nikki: So… I have decided to give you a chance.
Audra: Thank you so much, mrs. Newman. I promise you, you– you won’t regret this.
Nikki: All right, well, before you get too excited, there’s one condition.
Audra: Whatever you say.
Nikki: Let kyle and summer have a shot at getting back together.
Audra: I don’t know what that means.
Nikki: It means forget about kyle. Leave him alone or your future at newman media is over.
Summer: So, um… heather, daniel’s ex, she’s gonna be in genoa city for a while, she’s doing some pro bono cases here.
Summer: Well, I asked her if she could help me with the divorce proceedings. She said that she would.
Kyle: Got it. I’m sure, it’s, uh, for the best, summer.
Summer: Yeah. I’m sure it is too. I mean, we both need to move on, right? Not look back.
Kyle: Right. Better get back to the office.
Summer: Yeah, god, me too. Bye.
Kyle: See you.
[ Footsteps departing ]
Jack: Thanks. I’m glad you’re here.
Billy: Jack, honestly, I’m not in the mood. So, if you don’t mind–
Jack: Could we just talk? I left several messages for you apologizing for our misunderstanding.
Billy: Right, that’s what that was to you, right? A misunderstanding. That’s your euphemism for me reverting back to form? You just– you just can’t help yourself, can you?
Jack: Let’s not turn this into a conflict, okay? Look, this is not the day for it. I just came from being with ashley. It could not have gone better. We went a long way toward reconciling. I’d like to do the same with you.
Billy: So, you bought all that, huh?
Jack: Yeah, I know our sister, that was real. I guarantee it.
[ Ashley sighs ]
John: Now, I am worried, my beauty.
Ashley: About what?
John: You and jack. And what’s happening between the two of you. Honey, all this animosity, it’s not good for you or for the company. And it has to stop. Now, I am counting on you to make the first move.
Ashley: Figure some things out.
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Daniel: Having heather in town has thrown me for a loop.
Phyllis: Sort of stirred up some old feelings?
Nikki: Not quite ready to talk about newman media. I would much rather talk about you and what the hell you’re doing with your life.
Billy: The way I see it, there’s only one person that’s gonna do whatever they can to protect my family’s company. And you’re looking at him.