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Abby: Hey, I’m glad you had time to see me.
Jack: Your message sounded a little frantic. I have some idea what this is about.
Abby: Well, I haven’t heard from my mom. I think she’s still in france, but I’m not sure. Have you heard from her?
Jack: No, not yet. As diane told you, we saw tucker alone. What that means regarding ashley, I don’t know.
Abby: Well, when I confronted him about what happened with my mom, I mean… he– he said, like, a bunch of business stuff. I don’t really even know. What the hell did he do with my mom?
Diane: He didn’t reveal much to us, either.
Jack: Look, I’ve tried reaching out to her to try to get some clarity on all of this. I haven’t had any luck. All I’ve gotten is voice mail.
Abby: My mom hasn’t returned my calls or my texts. So either she’s avoiding us, or– or she has no idea how worried we are. My mom and tucker just got married, and they’re on two separate continents! Uh, this can’t be good, right?
Tucker: Here you are.
Audra: Thank you.
Tucker: Well… that was a triumphant return, if I do say so myself.
Audra: Yeah, you know, five minutes ago, you were bitter and miserable. You know, I might prefer that, uh, to obnoxiously cocky.
Tucker: Five minutes ago. I guess time flies when you’re having fun, huh? And I didn’t hear any complaints from you. You poor thing. Having to spend your nights with kyle abbott. No wonder you came to me.
Audra: Like I said, obnoxiously cocky.
Tucker: Well. I appreciate the revival, nonetheless.
Audra: It wasn’t a revival, tucker. Okay? It was a one-time thing.
Tucker: Mm. No ulterior motives? No hidden agendas?
Audra: Are you questioning my heart of gold? Look, I told you. Look, I– I was worried about you, okay?
Tucker: You’re always thinking two steps ahead. You’re on a fishing expedition. You want to know more about what happened with me and ashley. Huh? Want to have some pillow talk about my marriage?
Daniel: So. You, uh, ready to jump into the school year?
Lucy: Ugh, dad, no. Shh, no, no school talk. I’m still in my summer zen.
Daniel: Mm. Sorry. Fair enough. I mean, I’ll take every minute that I can get with you. It was a real treat, having you come here to finish out the summer. Speaking of treats, I even had sharon stock up on all your favorite treats at the coffee house.
Lucy: Sharon’s the best, and I mean, you’re pretty cool too.
[ Daniel chuckling ]
Daniel: Let’s not get crazy here. Look, I don’t mean to mess with your zen, but, um… do you know that your mom was thinking about not going back to portugal?
Lucy: Yeah. Yeah. She told me.
Daniel: Would be a big change for both of you. How are you feeling about it?
Lucy: You know, I really wanted it to work out, moving to portugal. I– I think mom really needed the change. So did I, honestly.
Daniel: You both deserve some peace after living with me. I wasn’t exactly my best self.
Lucy: But you’re different now. You’re back to being your old, good self.
Daniel: Handsome and brilliant.
Lucy: Yeah, that. I mean, portugal was great at first. And school was fine and mom had met chris. They were great.
Lucy: Um, until they weren’T. Mom wouldn’t tell me everything, but seems like he turned out to be quite the jerk.
Daniel: As big a jerk as me?
Lucy: Eh. Kind of a toss-up. I mean, I guess it all kinda just depends on what mom wants. I’d be okay with coming back to the states, though. Uh, more than okay, actually. Do you want me and mom to come home?
Phyllis: Thank you for meeting with me. You know, I just wanted to officially give you thanks for stepping in at the last minute and taking over my case.
Heather: I suppose I should also thank you because you have not once brought up my and daniel’s relationship during this entire lunch, and I imagine that, uh, was probably difficult for you.
Phyllis: Wha– why?
Heather: Because you had to actually pretend this lunch was about catching up.
Phyllis: Uh, it is! And about thanking you. I mean, what else would it be about?
Heather: Nudging me and daniel back together.
Phyllis: Oh, heather, no, no, no. Listen. Listen. I’ve learned my lesson to interfere with daniel’s love life. I’ve learned my lesson, okay? I want you two to be happy. And I want you two to be solid emotionally, for lucy’s sake.
Heather: We are. We’ve gotten there.
Phyllis: Good and like I said, I have learned my lesson. I’m not gonna be the one responsible for breaking up daniel and lily.
Heather: Yeah, I’m– I’m curious. How, um… how serious do you think that relationship actually is? So I didn’t think I needed swiffer,
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Phyllis: I have mixed feelings about daniel and lily’s relationship. That’s all. It has nothing to do with you.
Phyllis: It doesn’t, really. And daniel says he’s happy. I mean, he seems happy.
Heather: He does.
Phyllis: It’s just that lily and daniel have horrible track records.
Heather: No, I mean, I can’t really throw stones. My history isn’t perfect. Things with me and daniel did not end well.
Phyllis: Yeah, but that was daniel’s fault. I mean, you know I love my son, but that was completely on him. It had nothing to do with you.
Heather: No, no. We– we both could have done things differently.
Phyllis: Well, you’re being very kind, but my son screwed up. He did. He’s been working on himself to be in a better place emotionally and be more stable.
Heather: It’s good to see him happy again. I mean, he… he didn’t smile for so long, he wouldn’t talk, let me in, but, um… he’s not in that place anymore.
Phyllis: No. He’s not. Hey, heather, I just want to ask you. I mean, now that my son is in a better place and he’s more stable and he’s willing to let somebody in… I mean, just– would you want that somebody to be you?
Daniel: Did you seriously just ask me if I want you around? Because the answer is yes. I mean, it’s always gonna be yes, obviously. In– in the states, in this state. I want you to be as close to me as possible.
Lucy: Me too, dad. But, um, what about mom?
Daniel: Well, I hope that heather can find happiness wherever she can find it. And if that happens to be genoa city, even better.
Lucy: You know, I actually think mom really likes it here. I was really little when we left genoa city, but… it’s always really felt like home here.
Daniel: Listen, kid, I gotta be really clear with you about something, um, and I feel like you’re old enough that we can have a frank conversation about it.
Daniel: Say you and your mom were to move back to the states, or you know, genoa city. Doesn’t mean that the two of us are gonna get back together and be a couple.
Lucy: Mm. Wait. I’m sorry, did– did– did mom say something to you about this? I’m kind of feeling like a parent conspiracy thing here. Did she say something about me wanting you guys to get back together?
Daniel: She may have mentioned it.
Lucy: Okay, embarrassing.
Daniel: No, no. Hey. Hey, not at all. Look, I– I get it. I can see why you might feel like you– you want to have that again, for the three of us to be a family again.
Lucy: Well, I mean, it makes sense, right? You and mom split up because you were in a bad place, and you’re not in that place anymore, so…
Daniel: So– okay. Look. I know it’s hard, but… sometimes things don’t work out and you can’t go back.
Lucy: So, I guess this means things are pretty serious between you and lily. You guys are really happy together, aren’t you?
Jack: I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but I honestly don’t know what to make of the situation between ashley and tucker. Why he is in town and she is not.
Abby: Well, I reached out to the concierge in her apartment building in paris, and I mean, my mind has gone to some pretty dark places. But he seems to think that she’s just on some day trip to the country.
Jack: I hate to say this, sweetheart. That is pretty classic ashley. Something goes wrong, she tends to isolate.
Abby: Okay, but what makes me nervous is that she hasn’t reached out to any one of us.
Diane: You know, it’s really strange. The two of them seemed so content before they left.
Jack: Oh, he had to do something awful to turn this around so quickly, to push her away. Son of a bitch.
Diane: But why would he come back here without her, though? I mean, why go back to the place where you fell in love again? Isn’t there somewhere else he could go to lick his wounds?
Jack: Oh, I suspect he has something in the works.
Abby: When I talked to tucker, I mean, he made it seem like my mom hurt him, not the other way around.
Jack: Well, that’s a heck of a lot more than we got. When I asked him what happened, he said, “ask your sister,” which of course, we can’t do because she’s avoiding us.
Diane: Well, wait a minute. What if tucker is telling the truth and whatever happened between the two of them was instigated by ashley?
Abby: Wait, you think this is on my mom?
Diane: No, no, no. I’m not saying it was anything malicious. But what if ashley just realized that she made a horrible mistake marrying tucker?
Abby: But when I spoke to tucker, I mean, he was pretty frustrated with me for blaming him. He seemed hurt.
Jack: If he’s frustrated and angry, he could very well decide to retaliate against us.
[ Abby sighing ]
Audra: You know, I just want to know your plans going forward.
Audra: Just curious. Um, your world appears to have shifted.
Audra: Feels off-kilter.
Tucker: Mm, the only constant is change.
Audra: You know, I’m assuming, um, that things really blew up with ashley. You know, especially for you to end up here. You know, you were quite the faithful husband, and, um, but since you don’t want to talk about it, you know, I– I just, I’ll assume that whatever happened was pretty extreme. You know, I– I can imagine, you know, if things did go wrong, that, um– that you would be pretty devastated. I mean, you loved her, you’d do anything for her–
Tucker: Yeah, what’s your point?
Audra: That you’re probably feeling pretty vindictive. Maybe you’d even go after jabot.
Tucker: Ah. And what if I did, pray tell? What’s it to you?
Audra: I just want to know your mindset, that’s all.
Audra: Like, if you’re playing a new game.
Tucker: But what’s your angle? Don’t tell me this is just about protecting your new boyfriend’s family company. There’s something in it for you, right? What is it?
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Audra: I– I’m just surprised by your– your turnaround, is all. You know, I– I– I thought ashley was the one, you know, your one true love and destiny. She made you a better man. And now, you just seem to have reverted to form. Yeah, I’m just– I’m fascinated and curious.
Tucker: No, you’re not. You’re doing recon work. You’re covering your bases. Why? What’s going on at newman? Shakeup?
Tucker: Exploring your options?
Audra: There are always moving parts at a company that size.
Tucker: And? Okay. Yeah. If you would be willing to share a little bit, I might be willing to share my plans with you.
[ Audra chuckling ]
Audra: So you– you– you do have plans?
Tucker: Well, let’s just say, um… hypothetically, that I did. Would you entertain the idea of working with me again? We could give each other what we want. I mean, look at us, right? There’s something. Always pulled back together.
Audra: Well, I, uh, I would need to trust you a lot more than I do right now.
Tucker: Really? After everything we’ve been through?
Audra: Things have changed.
Tucker: We still have something though, don’t we? Hm? I’ve always been straightforward with you, right? And unfortunately, even to the point where I genuinely hurt you. And I regret that. But that’s one thing that we’ve always counted on with each other, right? Honest with each other, sometimes painfully so.
Audra: Fine. I’ll entertain the possibility. But I want to know your agenda first.
Billy: What’s going on? Another abbott family meeting?
Traci: Does this conversation pertained to jabot?
Jack: No, this is about ashley. Something is going on between her and tucker. They have split up.
Traci: What? Already? Jack, how do you know this?
Jack: Well, they left on their honeymoon together in paris and he’s back in town, and she is purposely out of touch.
Traci: Where is our sister?
Jack: As best we know, still in france.
Abby: But we haven’t been able to get a hold of her. Has she reached out to either one of you?
Billy: No. Not me.
Traci: Yeah, me either. I just assumed that they were having a really good time. Oh, good lord, what has tucker done now?
Jack: Well, that is the question.
Billy: Well, he was on guard when we saw him earlier, there’s no doubt about that.
Diane: Yeah, he wasn’t even trying to be charming, so we know that something’s wrong.
Traci: Is there any other evidence that would sort of shed light on what’s really happening, then?
Jack: No, details are pretty scarce, but I think we all need to be on alert.
Traci: I hate that ashley isn’t reaching out to any of us herself, but isn’t it possible that we’re jumping to the worst conclusion?
Jack: With tucker mccall, I think it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
[ Abby sighing ]
Phyllis: I care about you and daniel. And lucy. And I know when you have something special, it’s hard to just put that in the past, you know? I don’t want anyone to get hurt.
Heather: Thank you. And I appreciate the lunch invitation and that you’re concerned for daniel’s well-being, as well as mine.
Phyllis: Of course, of course.
Heather: But you also need to accept that daniel will choose his own path and it may or– or may not be something that you like.
Phyllis: I don’t want you or daniel to give up on true happiness because you’re afraid. I want to help you.
Heather: See, this is what I’m talking about, phyllis. Even though you may think you’re– you’re fixing something, you– you could be making matters worse with daniel and I can’t imagine you’d want that, not after everything that happened.
Phyllis: I know I have made mistakes in the past with my children. I just want them to be happy. I just care about their well-being and I will never jeopardize that.
Heather: Okay. Um, in that case, I– I urge you to stay out of daniel’s private life and– and I– I ask you to also stay out of mine. It was good to see you, phyllis. Thank you.
Daniel: I am very happy. I am. I can’t speak for lily, but I think she is too.
Lucy: Yeah. She seems to really like you and you guys seem great together.
Daniel: Well, we have history.
Lucy: Yeah, that’s an understatement.
Daniel: You know, this time around though, it just feels new, and special.
Lucy: That makes sense. But if you weren’t together, do you think there might be a chance for you and mom?
Daniel: Yeah, I think, kiddo, that there’s already been too much damage done. I’m just happy that your mother and I can have a civil conversation about you, or about anything else, for that matter. And I am more than thrilled that you seem to have forgiven me.
Lucy: I have, dad. We’re good.
Daniel: Yeah, I think so too. But you know, your mother, she might not feel that.
Lucy: No, I– I don’t think so. I think she knows that you’re doing better now.
Daniel: Yes, but that doesn’t change the past. It doesn’t change anything that I’ve done. You can forgive someone, and you know, still have a real problem trusting them, after they’ve let you down.
Lucy: Dad, but I trust you.
Daniel: I know, and I am so grateful for that. I really am. But your mother, you know, she saw a worse side of me. She was shielding you from me and she would probably always be wondering if that was ever gonna happen again.
Lucy: It– it wouldn’t, dad. You’re so much stronger and more balanced now and– and mom knows that.
Daniel: Yes. I like to think I am. You know, I have to remind myself that every day, I– I have to look at what I did and who I became and never go back to that.
Lucy: And– and I think mom knows that. She might be able to forgive you, just like I have.
Daniel: You may be right.
Lucy: Given all of that and just speaking hypothetically, if you and lily weren’t together, if that wasn’t a thing–
Daniel: But that is a thing.
Lucy: I know, I know, I– I’m just asking. Wouldn’t there be a chance? Just even if it’s a little one, for you and mom.
Daniel: Maybe. My heart failure diagnosis changed my priorities.
Daniel: Oh, hey, hey, hey. Hang on a second there. You know, I– I kind of feel like this conversation has gotten away from me a little bit and just want to check in with you and make sure that you’re not planning anything, that there’s no schemes going on here?
Lucy: Yeah, dad, I’m gonna go all parent trap on you two, take you and lily out camping and then get us all stranded. It’s gonna be great!
Daniel: No, no, no, that’s not funny. I’m serious. Listen to me. Leave it alone. Do not go pressuring your mother into believing something that isn’t true.
Lucy: Yeah, like push her to fall in love with you again? You can’t make someone love anyone.
Daniel: Okay. Good, good. So, we’re good here.
Lucy: And you can’t make them fall out of love, either.
Traci: Jack, are you that sure tucker’s a threat?
Jack: Tucker has a history of lashing out when he feels wronged.
Diane: Not to mention that before he came back to town, he pressured me into trying to find out anything I could about jabot’s financial stability.
Traci: Which, as I recall, you seriously considered doing for him.
Diane: All I’m saying is that he had his eye on the company. Maybe he’s still after it, with or without ashley.
Traci: Okay, if ashley left him– if. I don’t understand why he would still be interested in the company. I mean, as I remember, they were going to take control of the company so that he and ashley could run it together.
Jack: Whatever move he makes at this point is going to be a direct blow against me.
Abby: But why would he go after you?
Jack: Whatever fallout there was between tucker and ashley was likely because of her loyalty to this family. More specifically, her connection to me.
Billy: If you don’t mind, I have an idea. And if it works, it could solve everything.
Tucker: Unfortunately, ashley and I just have different priorities. And as it turns out, irreconcilable differences.
Audra: That sounds like divorce talk.
Tucker: Yeah, uh, don’t– that’s all I want to say about her.
Tucker: I’m gonna do what I should have done when I first moved back to town, what I originally planned.
Audra: Um, you were gonna target jabot?
Tucker: I’m gonna do more than target it. I’m gonna take the sucker. Right from the abbotts. In its entirety.
Tucker: Does it worry you?
Audra: Why would it?
Tucker: Your relationship with kyle?
Audra: Hm. You know, we– we’re having so much fun together. Even, you know, if we now have to keep our– our affair a secret.
Tucker: You do? Is that some kind of new audra game?
Audra: It’s an edict from nikki newman.
Tucker: Oh, did she drop the hammer on you? She doesn’t like the idea of you sleeping with her granddaughter’s husband?
Audra: Anyway, um, if we were to resume our connection, I’d want something in return.
Tucker: Yeah, there it is. There’s that old black magic. Make a deal with the devil.
Audra: Okay. You taught me everything I know. Well, you know, almost everything.
Tucker: Okay, what you got in mind?
Daniel: Hey, heather.
Lucy: Um, I’m glad you’re here. How did the lunch with phyllis go?
Heather: Fine. But I have some news. Unfortunately, we need to head back to lisbon sooner than we planned.
Lucy: Ugh, why?
Heather: I– I got a call from my firm on the way over here.
Lucy: I thought they closed down the offices.
Heather: They did, but, uh, they’re calling a special meeting for an upcoming trial. I need to be back for that.
Daniel: Oh, that’s too bad.
Heather: I also need to speak with them about my plans, which may involve returning to live in the states.
Lucy: Yeah, um, dad and i were actually just talking about that, and I’d really be on board, if that’s something you want to do.
Heather: Well, we’re gonna do what’s best for both of us, and we’ll need to figure out school for you, if we do plan to come back. So, there is a lot to decide and to discuss.
Daniel: You know, I’m sorry that happened so soon.
Heather: Me too. But maybe it’s for the best.
Daniel: You sure there wasn’t anything more to it?
Heather: What do you mean?
Daniel: I mean phyllis. My mother. Did she do something? Feeling sluggish or weighed down?
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Heather: No, no, no, no. Phyllis and I had a perfectly pleasant lunch.
Daniel: Mm-hmm? She didn’t, uh, step out of line? Try and run your life or make you do anything?
Heather: Your mom loves you very much.
Daniel: Oh, boy. Yeah, now you’re really making me nervous.
Lucy: So sad we have to leave so soon. I really enjoy just being here with you.
Daniel: Yeah, same.
Heather: Well, guys, nothing is set in stone yet, okay? We may be back before you know it. There’s just A… there’s a lot to consider.
Daniel: It’ll get sorted.
Heather: Okay. Let’s get organized, and, uh, I’ll check in with you later. We’ll come see you again before we leave.
Daniel: You better.
Lucy: Okay. Bye, dad.
Daniel: Bye, luce. Bye.
Billy: I believe I’m the best bet in finding out what tucker’s up to.
Jack: So what is the strategy?
Billy: We allow him to believe that our relationship has only gotten worse.
Diane: I’m not sure he’ll buy that.
Jack: No, it’s true. He did out you to me right before they left for paris.
Billy: He did. He waltzed in here and dropped a big bomb, that I’m better suited to run jabot than you.
Traci: What the hell, billy?
Billy: Don’t worry, traci. It was all part of the plan to derail ashley and tucker.
Traci: Oh, honestly, this family.
Billy: When ashley and tucker abandoned the plan to use me to go after jabot, he threw me under the bus. Or at least, that’s what he thought.
Jack: Oh, that was definitely a parting shot, to make me believe that you were a traitor.
Billy: Exactly, and what would exasperate our conflict more than me trying to oust you from the company, jack? Okay, think about this. This is the ammunition that we need.
Abby: To do what?
Billy: To make tucker believe that our relationship is in shambles and all of this is gone to hell.
Jack: It very nearly did. Look, I see the logic, I’m just not sure this is a good idea.
Audra: But you were right, you know. Things have grown increasingly precarious at newman while you were away.
Tucker: Yeah, what’s the latest?
Audra: Yeah, well, victor’s made one power move after another. You know, he broke up the nick, sharon and adam venture. Adam is out completely. And– and he’s, uh, allowed sharon to take back her company, free of charge.
Tucker: And what about nick? Where does he stand?
Audra: Uh, well, he’s gonna go with sharon and help her rebuild kirsten incorporated. Totally separating himself from the newmans.
Tucker: And victor does not like familial separation.
Audra: And check this out, he’s also promoted, uh, nikki newman. She’s gonna be my new boss. Taking over in newman media.
Tucker: And thus, demoting you.
Audra: Yeah, I’m not thrilled about it, but… you know, I’m thankful that I still have a job. And mrs. Newman has chosen to assert her authority quite quickly, though.
Tucker: By blowing up you and kyle?
Audra: Yeah. You know, she’s, uh, made it very clear that I will continue on a trial basis. She doesn’t trust me.
Tucker: Nor should she.
Audra: Mm. You know, all of this means that I need a–
Tucker: You need a backup plan.
Audra: Yes, exactly. You know, some place where I can work with– with someone to whom I don’t have to continually prove myself.
Tucker: Could that someone be me?
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Lily: Hey. I got your text. It sounded urgent. I’ve gotta tell you, I did not expect this when you told me you wanted to see me, but I’m glad you had the urge. Are you okay?
Daniel: Yeah. Yeah, just– I want to be totally honest with you about something.
Lily: Um… okay.
Daniel: It’s just like, I just want to be completely transparent on this. Um… I get the feeling that my mother is trying to push me and heather back together.
Lily: Well, did something happen to make you think that?
Daniel: No, I just get the feeling that my mom was up to something, so I confronted her about it. She said it was nothing. Then she had lunch with heather, now heather and lucy, they’re leaving for lisbon in, like, a day or two.
Lily: I thought they were staying until the end of the month.
Daniel: Well, she said it was work, but… just seems like too much of a coincidence.
Lily: Well, did she say anything specific that she discussed with phyllis?
Daniel: No. No. See, I got the feeling that there was more that she wasn’t telling me. I don’t know. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, you know, babe? I’m just, I’m bummed. I was really looking forward to spending that time with lucy.
Lily: I’m sorry. And look, I know that your mom likes to meddle, but I think there might be another possible scenario here.
Billy: You don’t need to worry about me. I can handle tucker.
Traci: No, I– I think I agree with jack. You’re gonna have to proceed with caution, and I’m not sure more deception’s what’s needed here.
Jack: If tucker is indeed on a mission to cause more trouble for this family without ashley by his side to hold him back, he will pull out all the stops.
Diane: And he’ll be looking for any angle, for anything that gets in his way.
Billy: There’s no doubt about that, but I can sidestep him. Let’s just hope that I have a few cards up my sleeve as well.
Jack: Tucker just saw the three of us together. You, me, and diane. By all appearances, we were fine.
Billy: Yeah, that’s not a problem. I can handle that.
Abby: But billy, why would you want to? Every person that plays with tucker ends up getting burned, including my mom.
Jack: I just don’t like the idea of your getting deeply involved in this anymore, look, you’re right. We don’t know that he’s planning anything, but my gut tells me that he is, but if he does have a plan, he is going to do everything he can to stop any defensive move we make.
Billy: Well, that is for sure, jack. But I’m telling you, I can handle it. Rsv is in for a surprise.
Lily: I don’t know if phyllis is the reason that heather wants to leave town.
Daniel: Then what could it be, then?
Lily: I think she might still have feelings for you.
Daniel: Why would you think that?
Lily: It’s just a sense I have. I mean, she’s really awkward around me, and especially when I see her after she’s run into you.
Daniel: Yeah, I just– I don’t– I don’t think that heather could ever have those kinds of feelings for me, especially after what I put her and lucy through.
Lily: Yeah, but wounds can heal. And I think now, she sees you as the man she’s always wanted you to be.
Daniel: I just don’t think it’s possible.
Lily: Okay, well, look. It means she also could just have to get back to work, so.
Daniel: Yeah. You’re probably right. I don’t know, I guess, you know, even if it were true, it wouldn’t really matter because you and I are together now.
Lily: We are.
Lily: I want you to know, though, that I would understand if maybe you’re feeling conflicted? I mean, it’s not like you two broke up because you just fell out of love. I mean, you were in a bad place. And you’re not there anymore and… heather could very well want you back in her life.
Daniel: Yeah, but would it bother you, you know, if it were true? That she did? I mean, you’re not worried, are you?
Tucker: Well, I’m definitely intrigued by the idea of working side by side again.
Tucker: Ah. We’re back, baby.
[ Tucker chuckling ] I scratch your back, you scratch mine.
Audra: In a manner of speaking.
Tucker: No, it’ll be fun to work together again. And your relationship with kyle? That could prove useful. We should discuss later.
Audra: Yeah, um… so we’re done here? This is you kicking me out?
Tucker: In a manner of speaking, yeah. You got your job at newman and I got work to do.
Audra: All right.
Tucker: We’ll reconvene later.
Tucker: Oh, wait a minute, wait a minute. Hey. I’m glad we’re back in action.
Tucker: And I hope you are, too.
Traci: I still think we need to take things one step at a time. Can we just wait to hear from ashley, so we can get some context as to what’s really going on?
Abby: Okay, look. I’m gonna keep trying my mom. I’ll let you know if I hear anything.
Jack: Please do.
Traci: And the two of you, be smart. Do not let tucker come between you. He’s not worth it.
Jack: Thanks, sis.
Billy: Diane, you know tucker. You know how fast he moves when he’s on a mission. Do you really believe that we should sit on this?
Diane: I think billy has a good point. What’s the harm in letting him see what he can get out of tucker?
Billy: There you go, jack. You should listen to your wife.
Jack: Okay. Okay, suss him out. But be careful, please.
Billy: Absolutely. I’ll talk soon.
[ Jack sighing ]