Young & The Restless Transcript
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Victor: All right, my sweetheart, you have my attention. There’s something you wanted to talk about.
Nikki: I have thought about your plan.
Victor: Oh. And?
Nikki: And I am on board to take over as ceo at newman media.
Victor: Really? That makes me happy. Wow, good. You are eminently qualified to run the division.
Nikki: Thank you. I appreciate your confidence.
Victor: I got to tell you, you have my complete trust and I know that you will do wonderful things with that division.
Nikki: Well, I must admit, at first, the idea did give me pause. I am aware of all the challenges.
Victor: Oh, yeah.
Nikki: Then, I suddenly realized that I am now as much of an enemy of adam’s as you and nicholas have been.
Adam: Well, I was surprised to hear from you. Figured you would want nothing to do with me now.
Adam: I assume you heard the news. Victor finally cut me loose. How is nick when he told you? Was he excited? I bet he was.
Sharon: Can I say something?
Adam: Okay, if you’re here to tell me that I got what I deserved being ousted by my father, go ahead if it makes you feel better, let me have it.
Sharon: May I speak now, please? I know that you were dealt a very big blow. Okay, despite everything that’s happened, I’m here because I’m concerned for you.
Adam: Why, sharon? You– you were furious at me earlier. You chewed me out in the park. You cut me out of your conversations with nick.
Sharon: All true. I was really frustrated, but I know how much your father’s opinion means to you and how devastated you must be that he cut you out.
Adam: Well, I don’t have anybody to blame but myself. I let classic hubris send me off a cliff of my own making and now I’m in freefall and I’m not sure what to do about it.
Nick: Welcome back. How was L.A.?
Victoria: Thanks. Well, uh, the negotiations hit a snag, which I had to iron out. Took me longer than expected, but in the end I prevailed.
Nick: You usually do, vic. What’s up? Why did you want to see me?
Victoria: I learned from nate that dad pulled a major restructuring of the company without confiding his plans in me.
Nick: Well, this is dad. You can’t be surprised by it. I’m sure you’re not happy about it.
Victoria: I’m furious, nicholas. He should have not done that without talking to me first. Look, I’m gearing up to confront him, but before I do that, I want to get your take on everything.
[ Nick scoffs ]
Nick: I thought you didn’t want my opinion anymore. I figured that’s why the, uh, forced leave of absence happened.
Victoria: You’re my brother and whether you choose to believe it or not, I really do care what you think.
Nick: Well, I’m sure nate filled you in on the details. His job’s secure. I’m sure that was a massive relief for you.
Victoria: Yes, nate did give me the overall rundown that adam is out and mom will become the new ceo of newman media.
Nick: Understandably, you left out the part pertaining to me. Per dad, I will be replacing mom and coming back to work here. Working right in between you and nate. And I’m sure you hate that part the most.
Kyle: How did your meeting go with nikki?
Audra: Oh, well, it was interesting. She still hasn’t decided for sure if she’s going to take over newman media.
Kyle: Really? I wonder what’s holding her back.
Audra: Well, I suspect she’s just getting everything in order before agreeing. And, um, you know, I’d be very surprised if she doesn’t ultimately accept the role, which would mean–
Kyle: You’d be demoted
Audra: Definitively to coo.
Kyle: My role now.
Audra: Hey, look, I know you’re– you’re probably thinking about your status in all of this.
Kyle: Am I out of a job? I hope not. That’d be too bad. I was really getting into this.
[ Both chuckling ]
Audra: Well, don’t pack up your office just yet. I’m going to do everything I can to keep you around. I see you as an ally and an asset.
Kyle: You have any sense of what nikki thinks?
Audra: Well, she didn’t mention you in regards to work.
Audra: But she knows about us. And she demanded I stop seeing you or I would lose my job.
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Adam: Okay, so if you’re not here to yell at me, then what are you doing?
Sharon: I came here to make sure that you’re okay. You have a habit of falling into the abyss when your father rejects you.
Adam: Yeah. And you have a habit of trying to pull me out of it. Usually without much success.
Sharon: Well, your father’s rejection sends you into a dark place and I know how bad it can get.
Adam: You– you can’t help me this time, sharon. You can’t save me. So why keep trying?
Sharon: You know me. Call me the eternal optimist.
Adam: It’s true. I mean, that’s why you wanted to team up. You wanted to merge companies to help me get on a better track.
Sharon: That was about me and what I wanted as much as it was about trying to help you.
Adam: Yeah, but you were looking out for me like you always have and I blew it as usual. I betrayed your trust.
Sharon: You became completely blinded by your singular pursuit of newman media.
Adam: Yeah. And look what it got me. I mean, I have lost everything, sharon.
Sharon: Well, there’s still time. Maybe you can turn things around.
Adam: Maybe it’s– maybe it’s not that I don’t want to. Maybe it’s I can’T.
Sharon: Adam, stop.
Adam: I mean, really, I mean, what if I can’t get on the right track? I mean, clearly I’m more comfortable on the messed up one. And you know what, sharon? That’s okay. It’s my destiny.
Sharon: Enough. You don’t get to do this, okay? Not with me. Nick was right when he said earlier that you need to stop it with martyr syndrome posturing.
Adam: Nick really does tell you everything, doesn’t he?
Sharon: Believe it or not, I did come here to help. I want to try, but I’m not going to coddle you. You’re going to have to meet me halfway.
Adam: Okay. You’re right. I am my own worst enemy and I feed into it sometimes.
Adam: More often than not. Okay, I– I would appreciate your help, sharon, more than you know. I hate this self-loathing part of myself. This experience, it has been a wake-up call. I know it’s– it’s time that I need to change.
Nikki: I’m not the least bit afraid of adam.
Victor: Well, sweetheart, I certainly hope not.
Nikki: I have already spoken to audra charles.
Victor: Oh. How did she take the news?
Nikki: Oh, she already knew. Nate told her. No surprise there. But I told her I hadn’t decided yet if I was going to take the position, but there was another reason why I wanted to talk to her.
Victor: What’s that?
Nikki: Victor, there’s something you need to know and you’re not going to like it. Audra and kyle abbott have been seeing each other romantically.
Victor: Aye, does summer know?
Nikki: Yeah. Summer is the one who told me
Nikki: Apparently, it began early on during their separation, but now they’re going to be moving on to a divorce.
Victor: He’s an abbott, she’s better off without him. Like father, like son.
Nikki: I also told her that if she wanted to keep working at newman media, she would have to end her affair with kyle immediately.
Victor: Good. Glad you put her in her place. She’s a very valuable asset, but not if she upsets our granddaughter. I won’t have it.
Kyle: Nikki demanded you stop seeing me?
Audra: Don’t act so surprised. How else did you expect her to react?
Kyle: Summer must have told her.
Audra: Well, she thinks I’m standing in the way of you and summer reconciling.
Kyle: Well, she’s wrong.
Audra: You know, once summer found out, all bets were off.
Kyle: And nikki has no right getting involved in our personal life or holding our relationship against you. It’s none of her business.
Audra: Actually, it– I mean, it kind of is, but we shouldn’t be thrown by her doing this. Can you really blame her for doing what she can to protect her granddaughter?
Victoria: I don’t hate the idea of you returning to work here.
Nick: But it’s not what you wanted.
Victoria: Look, when are you going to let go of all of this anger and feeling like you’ve been pushed to the side?
Nick: Vic, you did push me out. I’m not making that part up.
Victoria: No, I forced the issue to give you time to process everything that happened with faith and sharon and the whole cameron kirsten ordeal. Not to mention sally did lose her baby. You know, my intentions were good, whether you choose to accept that or not.
Nick: You keep telling yourself that.
Victoria: And by the way, your leave of absence was supposed to be temporary. It was dad’s idea to make it permanent, to send you off to babysit adam.
Nick: Yeah. A lot of good that did.
Victoria: And now dad’s made yet another shift.
Nick: Yeah. He’s been shuffling the deck a lot lately with kirsten and mccall and newman media.
Victoria: Yeah, well– okay. A lot of it doesn’t make any sense to me and I’m beginning to wonder if maybe our father is becoming unstable.
Nick: No, he knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s just flexing his power.
Victoria: What does mom think about all this? Hm? I haven’t been able to reach her. Does she even agree to run newman media?
Nick: The move definitely surprised her. She said she needs to take some time to process everything before she decides either way.
Victoria: Oh, okay. Well, and if she does agree to run newman media, then where does that leave audra? Did dad say anything about that?
Nick: Audra is to stay on as coo if mom wants her to.
Victoria: Again? Why didn’t he just tell me this in the first place? Last I checked, I’m supposed to be running this company and now thanks to dad, I’m two steps behind.
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Victoria: So, what about you? If mom does take the newman media job, will you come back here?
Nick: Do I have much of a choice? Do you think I should turn my back on the family business yet again?
Victoria: I don’t, but are you considering that?
Nick: It’s a lot to think about. Dad just dropped the hammer. I need some time.
Victoria: I want you to come back here. I hope that you won’t let all of your hurt and anger lead you to make the wrong choice.
Nick: You’d really want to work with me again?
Victoria: Of course, I would.
Nick: Well, just so you know, uh, my hurt would not be a stumbling block. I can let that go. It wouldn’t get in the way of my work.
Victoria: I’m glad.
Nick: What I can’t let go of is my certainty that nate cannot be trusted.
Sharon: You want to change. I don’t know what that means. What would that look like for you?
Adam: I need to start looking at my place in the family in a different way.
Sharon: Different how?
Adam: The role that I play, not just in the newman family, but in my father’s company. I need to start looking at my place as a rite and instead embrace it as– as something that I can appreciate.
Sharon: You’re talking as if you would be willing to work at newman enterprises again.
Adam: I know, it’s shocking, isn’t it? And even more surprising, I would be willing to start at a lowly level.
Sharon: Oh, wow. You mean not banging down doors, demanding to be ceo?
Adam: Nope. I am willing to work my way up the legitimate way this time, okay? I’ll let the intern show me the ropes, I’ll do coffee runs. I will sort the mail.
Sharon: Okay. Be serious.
Adam: Scout’s honor, sharon. I am willing to pay my dues.
Sharon: Wow. I’m surprised, but I can’t say that I believe that entirely.
Adam: Oh, come on. Where’s the eternal optimist now?
Sharon: You know what? Your father slapped you down. He fired you from the job that you so badly wanted more than anything and it just happened. You haven’t had time to process it yet. Now, you’re telling me you’ve had an epiphany. I’m sorry if I’m a little skeptical.
Adam: Okay. I mean, that’s fair.
Sharon: You know what your problem is?
Adam: I expect you do.
Sharon: Deep down, you don’t really know what you want. You think you know what you want and that’s why you always go after the wrong thing.
Audra: Well, nikki’s holding my role at the company hostage unless you and I end things.
Kyle: Is that what you want?
Audra: No. I like having you around.
Kyle: And I like being around, but it may make things easier for you if I step away.
Audra: Well, I’ve never been interested in what’s easy. I want you to stay at newman media, you know, but it would have to be in a demoted role. I mean, that’s better than getting fired, right?
Kyle: Sweet, but you don’t need to be worried about me right now. You need to focus on keeping your position, which means we have to stop seeing each other and nikki needs to know we have.
Audra: She just needs to think we have, which, you know, begs a very important question.
Audra: Do you think we can pull off a secret affair? One where no one, especially nikki, you know, would ever suspect is going on? The right age for
Kyle: I have no doubt we could pull it off.
Kyle: But why risk it? You have too much to lose.
Audra: Well, not if no one ever knows.
Audra: And also why does nikki get to decide who we can and cannot be with, like–
Kyle: When we know exactly what we want.
Audra: Exactly. We just have to be very discreet.
Audra: And, you know, I– I just– I don’t want to lose this.
Kyle: All work and no play.
Audra: Ugh. Can you imagine?
Audra: The prospect would be way too cruel.
Kyle: Mm-hmm. [ Laughs ]
Audra: Plus, knowing that we’re playing with fire every time we’re sneaking around to see each other… that sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it?
Kyle: You love the danger. Are you really having that much fun with me?
Audra: Eh.. I’m just kidding. I just, you know, I– I certainly don’t want to waste my time not enjoying myself.
Kyle: Well, there is one more concern. Even if we convince nikki that we’ve stopped seeing each other, there’s no guarantee she’ll want to keep me in the company.
Audra: Well, let me take care of that.
Nikki: Hi, victoria. We weren’t expecting to see you tonight.
Victoria: Yeah. Well, I would ask what’s new, but I already heard about the massive changes done while I was in los angeles. Tell me something. Did you purposely wait until i was gone to make these decisions without informing me?
Nikki: Now, honey, calm down. I mean, at least give us an opportunity to welcome you home.
Victor: Let’s clear this all up right now, okay?
Nikki: I have some calls, so I’ll leave you two to sort things out.
Victoria: How could you, daddy? How could you do all of this behind my back?
Sally: I didn’t think I was going to see you tonight. Seems like your day got busier after I saw you earlier.
Nick: Yeah, dad called a meeting out the ranch with me, mom, adam and sharon. He hit us with some pretty serious maneuvers.
Nick: Tectonic shift in power. Dad is adamant that sna merges with newman media and then my mother will be in charge of both companies once they join.
Sally: Wait, your mother is going to be in charge of the revamped newman media? But isn’t she the co-ceo of newman? So, what happens to that job? Who takes over?
Nick: You’re looking at him.
Sally: Your father put you back in charge working alongside victoria?
Nick: Yep. This all happened with vic out of town. She is furious.
Sally: I can imagine. Are you gonna take the job?
Nick: I don’t know. It’s a lot to think about.
Sally: What happens to adam? Where does this leave him?
Nick: Adam’s out completely.
Sally: That– wow. It must be a huge blow to him. I mean, he’s already been through so much. Losing ava, now the job, I mean, the rejection… it must really sting.
Nick: Don’t feel too badly for adam. He brought all of this on himself.
Adam: You’re wrong, sharon. I know what I want. It’s just that all the things I ever wanted had been taken away from me.
Sharon: Do you really believe that?
Adam: My own mistakes, sometimes. I– I will admit that. But that does not change the fact that loss has been the defining factor in my life.
Sharon: Okay. You’re slipping into your martyrdom again.
Adam: Listen, of– of course. I– I’ve never really gotten the respect of my father. Not– not on any deep level, so I can’t say that was taken away from me. And the rest of the newmans, they’ve never seen me as one of their own, so that wasn’t taken away from me. But my mom, cliff, the man who raised me, they’re gone way too soon. Connor’s gone, now that chelsea took him. I lost you. I– I lost my daughter and now sally’s gone. I mean, even you have to admit, that is a lot.
Sharon: Did you really love her?
Adam: [Indistinct], Sharon, it doesn’t matter anymore, okay? It’s in the past. Sally’s out of my life for good. Besides, you won’t let me wallow for too long. I have to focus on my own evolution, changing myself.
[ Adam sighs ] So, what do you say? Will you help me, sharon? Looking for a smarter way to mop?
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[ Sally sighs ]
Nick: Adam tried to grab power and manipulate everyone around him for, like, the millionth time, but this time, dad had enough. He is going to discipline him. There are going to be consequences for his actions, finally.
Sally: Well, that must be a relief for you. But I mean, there’s still a fundamental shakeup in the company and in your family. Can I at least be worried about you?
Nick: I’m gonna be fine. Don’t worry about me. I’m actually really happy for my mom. Dad’s giving her the reins to newman media. She really deserves it.
Sally: But what about your new role? You said you’re still considering it, so, uh, what are your hesitations?
Nick: History? Participating in my dad’s never-ending mind games? Look, I don’t wanna talk about what’s gonna happen to me if i go back to newman enterprises. Let’s talk about something important.
Sally: Okay, well, that actually is important ’cause I care about what happens to you.
Nick: Well, thank you, but I want to talk about something that really matters, and that is you. You are gonna be starting your own company. Are you excited? You fired up? You ready?
Sally: Well, I did dust off my business plan after we last spoke, and then I remembered how fabulous my ideas are.
Nick: Yeah, they are. I also want to make sure that we’re clear on something.
Sally: What’s that?
Nick: I heard you when you said I needed to be a hands off investor. I completely respect that. I’m more than happy to sit back and just watch you fly with this.
Sally: I appreciate that. I was a little worried I came off a little harsh.
Nick: You were emphatic and I understand.
[ Sally chuckles ]
Sally: Look, it’s not that I don’t appreciate your ideas, ’cause I do. It’s just boundaries.
Nick: Boundaries. Got it.
Sally: But I’m still not letting you off the hook about the other thing.
Nick: Oh, come on.
Sally: No, look, our jobs take up a huge amount of space in our lives, okay? You owe it to yourself to figure out what you want with yours. And maybe– maybe that’s not going back to newman enterprises and working alongside victoria just because your father thinks it’s the right move.
Victor: Darling, all it entailed was a restructuring, you know? I made a quick and definitive decision.
[ Victoria scoffs ]
Victoria: You didn’t think to pick up the phone and call me and walk me through it first? I mean, what does that say about your confidence in this?
Victor: There’s nothing personal about this, pure and simple.
Victoria: You made extensive leadership changes without allowing me to weigh in on it. Y– you removed mom as my co-ceo without consulting me first.
Victor: And I–
Victoria: You know, she’s very strong in that position.
Victor: I anointed her as ceo of newman media. Are you trying to deny her that privilege?
Victoria: No, of course not.
Victor: Then, what are you upset about? I finally did what you’ve always asked me to do. I told adam to get lost.
Victoria: Okay, dad, I’m glad that you came to your senses as far as adam is concerned, but I should have– I should have had a say in this.
Victor: I own the damn company. I make whatever decision I want to make.
Sharon: Honestly, at this point, I don’t know how I could help you. I mean, how many times have I tried?
Adam: I mean, you could– you could talk to nick. You– you could tell him that I’m sincere. Sharon, he’s gonna believe you way before he’s gonna believe me.
Sharon: Don’t be so sure. I can only get so far with nick where you’re concerned. And it’s not my responsibility to facilitate your reconciliation with your family.
Adam: Okay. Understood.
Sharon: If you really want this, if you want to change, I will support that. But it has to be your journey. Again, I think you will know you and who you are and where you want to be when you figure out what you want.
Adam: I– sharon, i want this.
Sharon: And I’m not just talking about taking a route that’s the easy next exit. I mean, what you really want. I think that if you figure that out, maybe you’ll finally stop getting in your own way.
Adam: Well, I will think about it. But like you said, it’s all still fresh. I can figure out my life’s hopes and dreams tomorrow if I feel like it, okay? I’ll– I’ll journal on it, I’ll– I’ll make a vision board.
Sharon: Hmm. Good plan.
Adam: Look, enough about me. What about you? You put up a pretty strong front with victor when you were talking about the company. I tip my hat to you, sharon.
Adam: So, are you really gonna fight him on this? Or are you gonna surrender kirsten incorporated to newman?
Sharon: I’m not gonna back down. I’ve come this far. I have a lot of plans.
Adam: That’s the spirit. But then again, you’re dealing with victor, so don’t hold your breath.
Sharon: Oh, I hold no certainty of my success. I just refuse to fail.
[ Audra sighs ]
Audra: Mrs. Newman. Hi. Sorry to be calling so late. Um, but I just wanted to let you know that I handled that matter we discussed, hopefully to your satisfaction.
Nikki: I’m pleased to hear that.
Audra: Um, I would, though, like to, um, discuss kyle’s professional future with you when– when it’s convenient.
Nikki: I would be willing to do that. I’m actually in the club dining room right now. I’m gonna have a quick dinner and make some phone calls. Are you around?
[ Knocking on door ]
Audra: Uh… yeah, um… just, uh, give me half an hour. Uh-huh. Great. I’ll see you soon. Mm, come here. Rsv is in for a surprise.
[ Kyle sighs ]
Audra: That was–
Audra: Mm. Um, but now I have to go, okay? Nikki’s waiting for me downstairs.
[ Kyle sighs ]
Kyle: Normally, I would convince you to stay a little longer, but our futures are on the line.
Audra: The stakes are high and I like it that way.
Kyle: I’m still a little nervous about this plan sneaking around, but it was kind of exciting slipping up the service stairs coming to your room.
Audra: You know, I like this side of you. This is gonna be better than ever now.
[ Kyle chuckles ] Mm. Okay, I– I have to go, kyle.
[ Kyle sighs ]
Victoria: You have no idea how relieved I am that you finally handled adam appropriately.
Victor: Well, had to be done.
Victoria: Of course, now we’re gonna have to remain on high alert because there is no telling how he might retaliate for being fired.
Victor: Well, I wouldn’t worry about that. We’d be protected.
Victoria: I’m sure we will. You know, I really wish I could have been there to see the look on his face when you dropped the bomb.
Victor: Gotta be honest with you. Telling him to leave was one of the hardest things to do.
Victoria: It won’t be the first time that you’ve thrown him out, dad, but hopefully, hopefully, it will be the last time.
Victor: But sweetheart, I take no pleasure in kicking him to the curb, I really don’T.
Victoria: You did the right thing, dad. Adam has no place in any newman entity. I mean, he’s shown time and time again that he has no interest in our family except the possibility of wielding the power of your last name, which, by the way, he does not deserve.
Nick: You know, vic seems cool with me going back to work at newman. The problem is I’ll be landing right back between vic and nate on the power ladder, and I’m sure that messes up all her plans.
Sally: Yeah, I’m sure the two of them got a lot closer since you were gone from the company.
Nick: I just don’t trust the man. I never will. So, if I went back to work, I could keep an eye on him. But on the other hand…
[ Nick sighs ]
Nick: It just feels so familiar with the backstabbing and the power grab and I just– I usually get caught up in the middle trying to make sure that things don’t get too out of control.
Sally: Yeah, it’s a lot to expect from you.
Nick: This is the kind of dynamic in the past that has sent me running from the company and I’m sure everybody expects me to do it this time too.
Sally: Do you want my opinion?
Sally: Maybe all those times your instincts were right. Maybe walking away from the company is the right thing for you because you were mistreated. You are way more than a cog in the wheel at newman enterprises.
Nick: Well, I’d like to think so.
Sally: Okay, then follow your instincts, not what your father commands.
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Audra: Evening, mrs. Newman.
Nikki: Audra, have a seat.
Audra: Thank you.
Nikki: So, kyle abbott? It’s over?
Audra: Yes, I– I heard you loud and clear that our personal relationship would not be tolerated.
Audra: I would, though, like to lobby for keeping him at newman media. You know, in the short time, he’s been with me, professionally, um, he’s done exemplary work.
Nikki: Well, that’s not surprising. He’s a very smart and ambitious young man.
Audra: You know, I think he’d be glad to know that. In light of his separation from summer.
Nikki: I know that summer played a big part in their break up, so I would be willing to still keep him on, but I would want to talk to him before I make that decision.
Audra: It sounds like you’ve decided for sure that you’re gonna take over newman media.
Nikki: Yes. Yes, I have. Does your demotion bother you in any way?
[ Audra chuckles ]
Audra: No, I’m actually– I’m just relieved that I wasn’t fired. And, you know, I am honestly looking forward to learning everything I can from you.
Nikki: Clever answer. I hope that we’ll be able to have a good working relationship, as long as there are no other underhanded moves in the future regarding anything.
Victoria: I’m genuinely sorry that this experience with adam has been so painful for you, dad. And I do apologize for my flippant remarks about it.
Victor: I– I– I just hate it. There’s still such a venomous relationship between the two of you. I mean, I hate it.
Victoria: It was created and fermented by him. Look, I can’t deny that, um, I’m gonna be happy to be rid of him. I mean, I never appreciated his attitude. And with adam gone, I mean, we can focus on the future.
Victor: Well, I do hope that you will welcome your brother, nicholas, back with open arms.
[ Victoria scoffs ]
Victoria: Yes, of course, I will, if he even decides to come back.
Victor: Have you talked to him?
Victoria: Yes. And I can honestly tell you, I have no idea what he’s planning to do.
Nick: I appreciate the input, and, um… I love your fire. Especially when you are standing up for me.
[ Sally chuckles ]
Sally: I will back you in whatever you decide to do. I just want you to do what’s right for you. It’s your path. Choose it for yourself.
Nick: Thank you. I do know one important thing.
Sally: Tell me.
Nick: You are absolutely the right path for me.
Sharon: It’s late. I’m gonna get going.
Adam: I appreciate you coming by, sharon. You’re a good friend.
Sharon: Yeah, I know.
Adam: And look, I– I meant what I said earlier. It would mean a lot to me if you could help me find a way to win back the trust of my family.
Sharon: I don’t know how you think that I can convince nick that you have changed. You’re gonna have to do that yourself.
Adam: Okay, maybe. But you could at least tell him that– that you and I talked, that– that I sound sincere, I sound remorseful.
Sharon: Why don’t you do that? Reach out to your brother. He won’t shut you down.
Adam: I’m not sure that that’s true, sharon.
Sharon: How many times will you reach your hand into the newman flame and get burned?
Adam: Until it finally goes out.
Sharon: How profound. I’ll talk to nick just to take his temperature.
[ Adam sighs ]
Adam: Thank you.
Sharon: This better be on the level, adam. This better not be another one of your tricks.
Adam: Sharon, sharon, come on. Have a little faith.
[ Adam grunts ]
[ Adam sighs, clears throat ]
[ Adam sighs ]