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Victoria: Hi, dad.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria: I would ask what brings you by, but I’m pretty sure I already know.

Victor: Oh, yeah? What would that be?

Victoria: You’re wondering how I feel about nicholas’s decision to not come back to newman enterprises.

Victor: And?

Victoria: Well, I can’t say that I’m surprised thanks to his distrust of nate, which is ironic as hell since he agreed to work alongside adam, and who is more untrustworthy than adam?

Victor: Mm-hmm. I think, um… adam has learned his lesson.

Victoria: Oh, really? What pathetic show has he put on for you this time? Did he tell you about his troubled youth? His parental neglect? Did he tell you that he’s a new man now, he’s turned over a new leaf, he wants to prove himself to you?

[ Victoria sighs ] Dad, please tell me you’re not getting pulled in by adam again. It makes me so sad to see him keep hurting you.

Victor: I believe him. And I think once nicholas calms down, he will return.

Victoria: Well, I’m really sorry, but that’s not a chance that I’m willing to take. I think we need to move forward based on what nicholas has said, not what he might do. Which is why I am lobbying to promote nate immediately as co-ceo.

Nate: Scotch neat, please.

Audra: Well, you’re all sunshine and rainbows today.

Nate: Aren’t I always?

Audra: Mm. Of course. Except when you’re brooding over a drink.

Nate: Never brooding. Thank you.

Audra: Planning your next move? So, what’s going on?

Nate: Well, for starters, nick’s not coming back to newman enterprises. And nikki is still taking over newman media.

Audra: Tell me about it. I’m working under a woman who wouldn’t trust me to watch her purse for five seconds. It’s just, um, it’s a dream come true.

Nate: Yeah, we both have a lot of work to do if we’re gonna turn nikki newman around about us. But it will be more than worth it.

Audra: Yeah, we can only hope. So, why are you in such a good mood? It can’t just be because you no longer have to report to your girlfriend’s brother. Oh, wait a minute. I get it. Nick’s no longer coming back to newman enterprises. Nikki is still taking over newman media, which means… the second-in-command position at newman enterprises is vacant. Did victoria offer it to you?

Nate: Not yet.

Audra: Huh. But it’s so close, you can taste it.

Nate: It’s the logical move.

Audra: But you don’t really think it’s gonna be that easy, do you?

Esther: Sharon tells me that her new venture with you and nick imploded, and so she’s moving forward on her own, which leaves you out in the cold again.

Adam: I can tell you were just sick about it.

Esther: What do you expect?

Adam: You know, maybe someday, you could remind me what I’ve done to make you despise me.

Esther: What, are you kidding me? One word. Chloe.

Adam: Look, I have done everything in my power to make sure that your daughter might have a change of heart about me.

Esther: Well, she doesn’t hate you anymore and you can thank your lucky stars for that, but she doesn’t trust you either.

Adam: Yeah, she’s in a lot of company there.

Esther: You know, I believe in change and second chances. I mean, we all deserve that much. But you have had all the second chances in the world and you have wasted every single one of them. It’s a crime. You could do so much better, but you don’T. No wonder no one thinks you’ll ever change.

Nikki: I’ll second that. Believe it or not, I’m glad I ran into you. May I have a word in private?

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Tucker: Your mother is fine, abby. She’s in paris thinking some things through. And I did nothing to upset her or hurt her, okay? So, nice seeing you.

[ Abby scoffs ]

Abby: No. No. I am not going anywhere until I get some answers. Some answers I actually believe. What did my mom have to stay in paris to think about? I mean, it was your honeymoon for god’s sake.

Tucker: She is reconsidering starting a new venture with me.

Abby: Why?

Tucker: You’ll have to ask her.

Abby: Just like that?

Tucker: Yeah, just like that.

Abby: So, you did nothing to initiate this change of heart? I mean, this decision just came out of nowhere? No. No, I am not buying it. You must have done something. Something to upset her, something to push her away.

Tucker: Of course I did because I’m just so diabolical, aren’t I? I just have no shred of human decency. Can’t even keep promises, can I? For your information, I did everything right this time, abby, everything. But your mother is incapable of seeing that I have changed. And what neither she nor you seem to understand is I have my limits too.

Audra: I fully understand you think you have victoria’s support on lock, okay? But let’s not forget you already have two strikes against you that could prevent you from becoming newman enterprises’ co-ceo.

Nate: How can I forget with you here to remind me?

Audra: Strike one. Victor is so conscious about trusting you.

Nate: And strike two?

Audra: Nikki flat-out hates you.

Nate: Okay, you’re giving me too much credit there. Nikki wouldn’t waste that level of emotion on me. She wouldn’t trust anyone with victoria. Not after locke. But I’ve made great strides in convincing her of my sincerity and my value to the company. As for victor, he asked for my opinion about the mccall-kirsten merger and he followed my advice after we talked about it.

Audra: Hm. So, in other words, um, they’re still testing you. Nate, just face it. Victoria is not going to defy her parents if they oppose promoting you. And even if she does, my money would be on her losing that battle.

Nate: I think you’re underestimating victoria’s power over her parents.

Audra: Oh, really? Was she able to stop victor from handing mccall unlimited to adam?

Nate: Victor’s relationship with adam is a separate issue. That’s bulletproof.

Audra: Keep telling yourself that.

Nate: Audra, what is going on with you? We’ve both been pulling for each other’s success from the minute that we met. Now, you’re dumping all this negativity on me.

Audra: It’s not negativity. Look, I’ve been shot down enough times to know that things never work out the way you think they will. Okay, so word of advice, don’t ever think you’re invincible. Always have a backup plan. Because no matter how hard you try, no matter how smart and dedicated you are, you will never be a newman. Which means you will never be in the inner inner circle, so you should just do yourself a favor and stop pretending that it will happen.

Adam: So, I assume that you spoke to victor?

Nikki: Of course, I did. Victor and I talk about pretty much everything, so yes, I heard about your mea culpa performance. How you wanted to hit the reset button and start all over again.

Adam: Nikki, what if it isn’t a performance?

Nikki: What if pigs fly? Victor is understandably skeptical. When it comes to you, there is a part of him that desperately wants to believe you are sincere.

Adam: And as always, you don’T.

Nikki: No, not for a second. I see this as a hollow attempt to change, but you and i both know that that will fail miserably, or you’re trying to tear this family apart yet again.

Adam: Nikki, why would I want to do that?

Nikki: Because that’s what you do. You can’t accept that victor cares about you, so you screw him over to prove that you don’t need him. Whichever it is, back the hell off. Stop this before it starts. ‘Cause I am telling you, if you try to hurt your father again, I will make it my mission to destroy your life and every connection to people you care about.

Victor: I don’t think nate hastings… is ready for a promotion of that magnitude.

Victoria: And I think that you’re wrong, daddy. I work very closely with nate, as you well know, and I’ve seen firsthand the value that he adds to newman enterprises, day after day after day.

Victor: No, you’re right. And that is the reason he already has a position of great power.

Victoria: Yes. And now there is a vacancy for an even more powerful position, available immediately. A position that I have every faith that he is more than qualified to fill.

Victor: And I have decided who’s gonna fill that chair. It ain’t gonna be nate hastings.

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Summer: Hi, you two!

Chance: Oh, my gosh, hey! Welcome back from milan. How’d it go?

Summer: It was great. It was a success on all fronts, both, uh, personally and professionally.

Chance: Yeah.

Summer: I– I’m feeling a lot stronger. Like a– like a whole new woman.

[ Chance chuckles ]

Sharon: Well, that’s great to hear, summer. Good for you.

Chance: Yeah. Yeah, you seem a lot better. I got to admit, I was, uh, worried.

Summer: Frankly, I was, uh, a little worried about me too. But you– you helped me through one of the roughest times of my life. I mean, you were really there for me as a friend and I really needed one. You know, we got off to kind of a rocky start.

Chance: Yeah, well, uh, arresting your mother for murder did make it a bit awkward.

Summer: Yeah, but believe me, I know where the blame for that lies and it’s not with you.

Sharon: You were in a terrible position, summer, but you came out on the other side.

Summer: Wasn’t pretty as i was going through it though. But actually, thanks to one of our conversations, I ended up on a roller coaster, screaming my lungs out and it was kind of amazing how cathartic that was. So, thanks for that too.

Chance: Well, I’m glad I could be of service, ma’am.

Abby: Tucker. Tucker, no, no, no, no, no. You don’t get to just blow me off by telling me you don’t have anything to do with whatever happened to my mom. I want information, and I’m gonna get it.

Tucker: You do what you need to do.

Abby: You know, considering your history with my mother, can you blame me for assuming that you’re behind whatever this blow up is?

Tucker: You know what I assumed? I assumed your mother could extricate herself from this– this abbott clan of yours and start a life with me. Look where it’s got me. Back here. Alone, humiliated and heartbroken.

[ Abby sighs ] None of which I have been known to handle gracefully.

Abby: Meaning?

Tucker: Meaning you stay the hell away from me and you tell the rest of the abbotts to do the same. You got it?

Adam: Nikki, in case I have never told you this, I have nothing but admiration for your fierce determination to protect your husband and the rest of the family. And look, I get it. I’ve certainly earned your negative opinion of me.

Nikki: Oh, you think?

[ Adam sighs ]

Adam: Look, I– I know that there’s nothing that I can say that’s gonna make you believe, uh, the words that I said to victor about this seismic change, but if you would just give me a chance, I will prove you wrong.

Nikki: No, no, no, no, no. You are not understanding me. I am done giving you chances. So, unless you walk away from your father and the family and any hope of returning to newman, I will make sure that all hell will rain down on you. No grace period, no chances it’s over. You have 24 hours to drop whatever scheme you’re plotting against victor or I swear to you, you will regret it for the rest of your miserable life.

Victoria: Please tell me that you’re not suggesting what I think you’re suggesting.

Victor: What do you think I’m suggesting?

Victoria: If you’re planning to instate adam as my co-ceo, you can count on the fact that I’m gonna walk right out that door with nicholas. You’ve busted him for the billionth time for what? A– another blackmail scheme? Again, his arrogance?

Victor: Will you calm down?

Victoria: No, I will not calm down.

Victor: Will you calm down? I do have plans for adam. They’re not what you think they are.

Victoria: Well, I’m afraid to even ask what they might be. He will start at the bottom. Work himself up the way you did.

Victoria: Dad, please. This is all just a ploy and I’m not buying it, I’m sorry.

Victor: You finished?

Victoria: No, I’m not. I– I’m not, I have another question. So, what is your big plan for my newly rehabilitated brother? If you’re not gonna hand him the co-ceo position of newman enterprises, who are you handing it to, dad?

Victor: You. Around here, we like to keep things simple and honest.

Victoria: You want me to be the co-ceo of newman?

Victor: Mm-hmm. I’ll take over the reins, you’ll be my co-ceo and nate hastings will be answering to you.

Victoria: You’re demoting me?

Victor: I’m just taking over the reins of the company again, okay?

[ Victoria scoffs ]

Victoria: But my work has been exemplary. My reliability goes without saying. I’m trustworthy to a fault.

Victor: True.

Victoria: What are you doing this for then? W– why? Just to– to prove that you can? Oh, what is it, daddy? Are you bored with your semi-retirement? You feel like you need to find another sense of purpose? But do you really think it’s a good idea to just rip the rug out from underneath me? Really?

[ Victoria scoffs ] How did I not see this coming?

[ Victoria chuckles ] Oh, my god, this is exactly the kind of unpredictable earth-shifting move that you always make. You always do this. And you know, it’s no wonder that nicholas keeps walking away because he’s learned the hard way that dedication to this company, it means nothing, absolutely nothing, unless your name is victor or adam newman.

Victor: You will still have power. You make the day-to-day decisions. But I… will retake the reins of this company that I built because I’ve noticed lately that things around here seem disjointed. So, I will take over. Is that clear?

Victoria: Well, let me tell you, this hardly feels like unity. You’re either pushing or driving everyone away!

Victor: I don’t give a damn what do you think!

Nikki: What– what’s happened now?

Audra: Is that your third or second? I think nate’s an alcoholic. I think half of genoa city is.

[ Laughs ]

Tucker: Is that seat taken?

Audra: Um, no.

Tucker: Oh, you guys are so inseparable lately. It’s beginning to get a little creepy.

Audra: Um, it’s called friendship, tucker. You should try it sometime.

Tucker: Friendship?

Audra: Yeah.

Tucker: Thank you. From what I’m told, friendship requires trust. Trust is a dangerous thing, let me tell you, ’cause it will disappoint you. It will betray you. [ Scoffs ] So, I would advise you strongly not to trust each other.

Nate: What happened to you? A week ago, you were on top of the world. Don’t tell me you managed to blow it up already.

Tucker: I haven’t blown up anything, nate. Not yet.

[ Mariah sighs ]

Devon: Hey. There you go.

Mariah: Thank you so much.

Devon: You’re welcome.

Mariah: You are a lifesaver.

Devon: I take it you had a rough night with aria?

Mariah: Uh, it’s more like aria had a rough night with me. As much as I am trying to be strong and stay calm, I don’t know. I think she’s picking up on my anxiety or something.

Devon: Mariah.

Mariah: And I– I really, really appreciate you and abby offering to let me come stay while tessa is away. I– I want you to know that. I just– I do wonder if I made a mistake saying yes.

Devon: No, no, you didn’t make a mistake at all. Just tell us whatever you need to make you and the baby feel comfortable and we’ll get it for you.

Mariah: And you guys have. You guys have. It’s– it’s not about– it’s not about making me comfortable. It’s just– I don’t really know what I was thinking, you know, taking aria away from everything. Her room and with tessa being gone, I just– I disrupted her life so much, and– and I just– I don’t know how I could have done that because I love her so much.

Devon: Of course, you do. Of course, you do. You think she doesn’t know you love her? You think she can’t feel that every second of every day? You wanna know what I really think?

Mariah: I do. Yes, please.

Devon: I think that you’re just feeling overwhelmed and you’re scared and you’re imagining the worst possible things at every turn, which I get, ’cause we all do that from time to time, but you have to remember that wherever you are, that’s home for aria. Because when she’s with you, no matter where you are, she’s safe, she’s loved, and she’s being taken care of and that means she’s a very, very lucky little girl.

[ Door slams shut ] Hey.

Abby: Hey.

[ Abby sighs ]

Esther: Oh, looks like nikki gave you an earful.

Adam: Well, you know, nikki is never shy about holding back her feelings, but yes, she did rip into me and you know what? I deserved every bit of it. Which makes me even more determined to stay on the new path.

Esther: Oh, does that new path send you right out of town? ‘Cause they might just throw you a parade, hm. When it comes to your hair, ingredients matter.

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Sharon: So, that leaves nick and me in charge of kirsten incorporated.

Summer: Yeah, my dad, uh, mentioned that before he headed to the east coast. He– he was saying that you’re both glad that you’re not gonna have to work with adam or deal with my grandpa’s interference anymore.

Sharon: I’d say that’s accurate on both counts.

Summer: Well, I– I’m really happy for both of you. I mean, how great is it that you’re gonna be working together again after all these years?

Sharon: I know, right? Who would’ve thought?

Summer: So, does my mom still have a place in this business or…

Sharon: Um, well, nick and i still have to discuss–

Chance: Ladies, I’m sorry to interrupt, but I have to run. I have a meeting to potentially discuss becoming the next chief of police.

Summer: What? Chance, that’s fantastic.

Sharon: I’m sure that rey is cheering you on up there right now.

Chance: Yeah, yeah, he’s definitely pulling some strings for me too. Bad news is, things might happen kind of quickly, so I got to pass on the invitation on west, but rain check, all right?

Sharon: That’s a promise.

Summer: So, my dad’s, um, covering the east coast and you’re covering the west coast?

Sharon: Yeah, that’s our plan.

Summer: Well, I, uh, wish you a very successful trip. And, um, break a leg. [ Laughs ]

[ Chance laughing ]

Abby: Mariah, you know, devon and I had the same concerns when chance and I split up and dominic was going back and forth between here and the penthouse, so I totally understand how you feel.

Devon: Yeah, and we definitely would not be offended if you wanted to take aria back home.

Abby: Yeah, but at least, just give it some thought, because we really do want you and the baby to be around people who love and support you.

Mariah: Well, thank you, I– I will definitely think about it, you know, if and when I can get my head to clear up. So, um– but no, I–

[ Baby monitor beeping ]

Devon: Oh-oh.

Mariah: And you know what, that would be my cue. So, to be continued.

[ Laughing ] Sorry, guys.

Devon: Go for it. It’s all right.

[ Abby sighs ] Okay, talk to me. You came in here like your hair was on fire. What’s going on?

Abby: It’s tucker. I know that he has done something to my mom and all he says is– is that it’s her fault.

Devon: What are you talking about, what happened with them?

Abby: I don’t know. I don’t know, but all I do know is that whatever happened between the two of them is tucker’s fault, and not my mom’S.

Devon: And that’s all he said, he just left it at that?

Abby: Well, one more thing, I mean, he said that the abbotts and I need to stay far away from him from now on.

Audra: Look, as we both know all too well, you don’t always make the best decisions when you’re upset. So, why don’t you go somewhere and meditate, okay? Just reflect for a bit and then, you’ll recognize that this is a sign from the universe telling you it has other plans for you.

[ Phone chiming ]

Nate: Excuse me. Something just came up I have to take care of.

Audra: Okay.

Tucker: I would say you used to know me. Not as much as you assumed, but to a degree, you did. Doesn’t seem like that’s the case anymore though, does it? And you’re in way over your head with him.

Audra: Things really went south with ashley for some reason, didn’t they? Look, I think I know where you’re going with this. Look, and if I’m right, I have to tell you, it’s a bad idea.

Nate: Hey. You’re upset. What happened?

Victoria: My father just demoted me.

Nate: He what?

Victoria: Yeah, yeah. He’s coming back and he’s taking charge, but I do get to be his co-ceo. Isn’t that kind of him?

Nate: Does nikki know about this? I mean, she would never approve. Is this a done deal?

Victoria: It certainly does seem that way. My father feels that without his guiding hand, the company has become weak and it’s become disjointed.

Nate: [ Sighs ] Okay, um, so, what are you gonna do about it?

Victoria: I have no idea what I’m gonna do. I cannot make a decision on something this huge when I’m so angry.

Nate: Good idea. Do nothing until you’ve had a chance to calm down.

[ Victoria sighs ] My active psoriatic arthritis

Victor: Let’s just say she didn’t take it too well.

Nikki: Well, can you blame her? When did you decide to come back to run newman anyway? Why didn’t you tell me?

Victor: I didn’t tell you because I didn’t want you to try to talk me out of it, okay? Besides that, I didn’t want you to tell victoria before I had a chance to do it.

Nikki: You know, I wouldn’t have, if you had asked me.

Victor: Yes, you would have. Had you thought I’d made a wrong move, you would have talked to me about it.

Nikki: Well, I do think you made the wrong move. I mean, not only will victoria feel undermined, but I worry about the stress of you working at newman again, what it’s gonna do to your health?

Victor: Sweetheart, has it ever occurred to you that the stress of not working at newman, of not running this company makes me unhappy? Yes, son? What can I do for you?

Adam: I would like an opportunity to clear up a misunderstanding on nikki’s part.

Sharon: Well, now, if you two, well, excuse me, I have got to get to the airport.

Chance: Yeah. You sure do. I got time to take you before my meeting.

Sharon: Oh, you don’t have to do that.

Chance: I know, but I want to.

Sharon: Okay, well, I wouldn’t want to deprive you. Thank you.

Chance: Good to see you.

Summer: Oh, good to see you.

Sharon: Bye, summer.

Summer: Bye.

Audra: Where do I get the feeling you’re planning on getting back at the abbotts by going after jabot on your own?

Tucker: What difference would that make to you? You couldn’t care less about jabot.

Audra: Right, I’m not worried about jabot. I’m worried about you. Again, as difficult as you make it sometimes, tucker, I do still consider you a friend, okay? And whether you want to accept it or not, I think you really need one right now. You know, to keep you from being your own worst enemy.

Tucker: Thanks.

[ Audra sighs ] My heart failure diagnosis changed my priorities.

[ Sharon laughing ]

Chance: After you.

Summer: Thanks.

Chance: What?

Summer: I don’t know. For not, uh, running in the other direction when you’re faced with my stormy mood.

Chance: Well, I’ve been there, I get it. So, if I can ever help ease the moment, I’m happy to do it.

Summer: So, this really was all friend to friend, right? Not friend to cop?

Chance: Friend to friend. Hey, summer. Rooting for you.

[ Summer sighs ]

[ Knocking on door ]

Tucker: Hi.

Audra: Hey.

Victor: So, son, what misunderstanding of nikki’s are you here to clear up?

Adam: It seems she doesn’t believe that I’m trying to change. That instead of me trying to hit the reset button on my life, that it is a new angle to pull another power play, and she told me to back off. But you know what, I’m glad that you both are together, so you can at least hear what I have to say. While nikki, you have every reason to doubt me. I– I’m not intimidated by you. So, let’s just get it straight. I’m not gonna back down. I’m here to show you what I can do and just how cooperatively I can fall in line, and most of all, to prove to you how wrong you are about me. And dad, I’m here to serve you. So, whatever it is you want, you just say the word and consider it done.

[ Nate sighs]

Nate: Feeling better?

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Yes. You are a miracle worker.

[ Nate laughs ] I’m thinking clearly now. I know exactly what I’m gonna do.

Nate: Oh. Care to enlighten me?

Victoria: I’m gonna fight my father on this. I’m gonna– I’m gonna find a way to prove that he is not up to the challenge of running newman again. I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let him take this away from me.

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