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Jack: I checked up on ashley before we left for work this morning. She’s doing okay, all things considered.

Billy: Well, I’m glad to hear that. Has she heard from tucker?

Jack: Oh, he blew up her phone the first couple of days. Now, radio silence.

Billy: The only thing that creeps me out more than hearing his smart ass threats is not hearing his smart ass threats. It’s like we’re sitting here waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Jack: Well, he’s tucker mccall, so it’s waiting for the other live grenade.

Billy: Exactly, which means we gotta make a move, jack. Asap.

Jack: Agreed.

Billy: So, who talks to devon first? You or me?

Devon: Hey, hey.

Lily: That was quick.

Devon: Yeah. You sounded upset.

Lily: Yeah, I am.

Devon: Why? What’s going on?

Lily: Um, do you remember how victor became a private investor to stop us from taking chancellor-winters public?

Devon: Yeah. How can I forget that?

Lily: Well, uh, he now wants out of chancellor-winters.

Devon: What? Why?

Lily: I don’t know. And what’s worse is that he’s privately sold off his stake to a third party already.

Devon: That doesn’t make any sense. Who’s the third party investor?

Lily: That is the million-dollar question.

Diane: Good morning, phyllis.

[ Phyllis gasping ]

Phyllis: Diane, please, please don’t start with me. Please.

Diane: I just finished a morning meeting. And what brings you here?

Phyllis: What did I just say?

Diane: Well, I thought maybe you had a coffee date. I’m just trying to make polite conversation.

Phyllis: We just tolerate each other, okay? Let’s not pretend there’s anything else besides that. It really just gets on my nerves. Unless that’s what you’re trying to do, is get on my nerves, in which case, you have succeeded.

Diane: What I’m trying to do is establish some sort of civility between the two of us for kyle and summer’s sake. I assume you’re as interested as I am in trying to get them back together since you’re the reason they’re headed for a divorce in the first place.

[ Phyllis clearing her throat ]

Phyllis: I think we’re both to blame for that.

Diane: Mm, I don’t think so. You know, I’m not the one who put summer in the position of having to lie to kyle over and over and over again.

Phyllis: And, by the way, I just found out about this. Your son wasted, I don’t know, three minutes on thinking about what he should do before he jumped into bed with that audra girl.

Diane: Oh, right, right. And the thought of meaningless sex as an escape from emotional pain is offensive to your deeply engrained moral standards?

Phyllis: Diane, I’m sorry. I just cannot do this with you. Enough.

Kyle: Thank you. I think you’re right. There’s no coming back from what you did. No second chance for our marriage, so let’s end this torture.

Summer: So?

Kyle: It’s time to divorce. No reason not to move forward.

Summer: Okay. Okay, I’ll, um… I’ll move all of my stuff out of the house as soon as I can. I’ll get in touch with a lawyer. Kyle, I really hope that we can keep this friendly, for harrison’s sake.

Kyle: We’ll handle it as adults, as parents.

Summer: Kyle, wait. I really am sorry. For– for everything.

Kyle: Me too.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: Kyle. Hi.

Kyle: Hey. You saved me a phone call.

Summer: Harrison’s okay, isn’t he?

Kyle: He’s fine. I just wanted to make sure you got the letter confirming our legal meeting to clarify his custody agreement.

Summer: Yeah, yeah, I did. I’ll be there. Anything I can do to make this divorce as easy and painless as possible for harrison.

Kyle: Please. You know, harrison comes first, so we go in with that in mind. He deserves two fully invested parents who don’t let their own stuff get in the way of his happiness.

Summer: Yeah, I– I don’t want this to be any harder on him than it already is.

Kyle: I know you don’T. Things will work out the way they should.

Summer: Is– is this us calling a truce? (Vo) ultimate endless shrimp is here.

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Kyle: Whoa, let’s not get crazy.

Summer: Oh, no. You’re right. Maybe we should go back to fighting.

[ Both chuckling ]

Kyle: No, I don’t want that. For harrison or for us.

Summer: This conversation feels really different than any of the other ones we’ve had lately.

Kyle: Things were messy. Time heals and… all of that, but putting harrison first, it, uh, you know, simplifies things, don’t you think?

Summer: Well, being harrison’s mom is just about the best thing that’s ever happened to me, so yeah, I do agree. 100%.

Kyle: You are his mom. You always will be. We’re lucky to have him. That’s all that matters.

Summer: I’m really relieved. I didn’t know if this thing between us just was gonna drag on and we were gonna double down on our resentments, but if– if you’ve really moved past your anger to acceptance–

Kyle: I have, summer. Our son deserves an incredible life and he can’t have that if he has a brooding and pissed off father.

Summer: Or mother. I’m not sure how we got here, but I’m really glad that we did.

Diane: Setting aside what I’ll politely call “our issues,” wouldn’t you like to see our kids find their way back to one another?

Phyllis: Diane, listen. I promised my daughter I wouldn’t get involved. I’m not breaking my promise.

Diane: What? Now? After all the destruction, you’re suddenly hands off? Talk about convenience.

Phyllis: Okay, well, wow. This is fun.

Diane: All right, look. Phyllis, I’ll be honest. All I care about is my son and I’m worried about him and he’s hiding from his feelings by throwing himself into work and yes, that ridiculous affair.

Phyllis: Well, it is a nightmare.

Diane: Yeah.

Phyllis: I’ll agree with you there, but if you’re gonna try to make my daughter forgive kyle, that’s not the answer.

Diane: I’m not trying to make anyone do anything, but I’m not the only one that should put in some effort here, despite whatever promises you made summer. Phyllis, you don’t have to meddle, but– but if you and I can put on a united peaceful front, then maybe the two of them will do the same.

Phyllis: Okay, I gave my word my daughter. I’m not going back on it. I’m not.

Diane: All right, then why don’t you think of something? You know what? On second thought? Forget it. I don’t know why I’m even trying to have a rational conversation with you.

Phyllis: All right. Okay. So, give it up immediately, like, forever.

[ Diane scoffing ]

Phyllis: Okay.

Tucker: Ladies.

Diane: Oh, of course. Of course, this is who you’re meeting. You two are perfect for each other.

Tucker: I don’t think she meant that as a compliment.

Jack: I will admit that your idea of turning devon against tucker kept me awake half the night. I– I understand your thinking, but the potential damage it could do–

Billy: Hold on a second. We’re not poisoning devon against tucker based on a bunch of lies. We’re not manipulating him. We don’t have to do that. We present the cold, hard evidence that tucker is still the deceitful con artist he was when he left genoa city.

Jack: Then, it’s your belief that if we could convince devon that his father is incapable of change, no matter what he does, it will drive a wedge between the two of them.

Billy: I sure as hell hope so, jack. And look, devon is a decent guy. Too decent of a guy to keep tucker in his life and if tucker loses devon, he loses his connection to genoa city and hopefully, he’s the hell out of town, okay? And out of our lives for good.

Jack: I understand your thinking. Tucker and devon are father and son. Devon already lost neil. Think about it. Somebody coming between you and dad, or you and johnny.

Billy: It’s not the same thing. Tucker is a maniac. He’s a jackass. And honestly? He doesn’t deserve devon or dominic.

Jack: If we’re gonna do battle with tucker, it is our battle to fight. We have no right dragging devon into this, even if we can convince ourselves we’re doing it for the right reason. I’m kareem abdul jabbar.

Billy: Tucker is toxic, jack. He’s dangerous. We know that. Devon gave him a chance when he came back into town. Hell, ashley did too. How did that work out for her? It’s only a matter of time before he screws things up with devon as well.

Jack: Exactly. So, why force the issue?

Billy: Because we want him out of town. Do we not want that? Look, the longer he spends here, jack, the more damage he does. Not just to us, to our family, to this company. Think about the potential fallout to devon, to abby, to dominic. The more time he spends with them, the more pain he causes them.

Jack: I’m sorry, billy, no matter what you say, we can’t turn this wrong into a right. But we have to find some other way to drive tucker out of town, and we will, but right now, drop this. Oh, I got a meeting I got to get to.

Billy: We’ll finish this later, jack.

Jack: We already have finished it.

[ Billy sighing ]

Devon: So, jill has no idea who this other investor might be?

Lily: No idea. Or why victor even sold his interest in chancellor-winters. It’s like, did he lose faith in us or what?

Devon: Or what’s the agenda of this new investor?

Lily: And why would he do this without talking to jill about it first?

Devon: Or at least giving her a heads up.

Lily: I don’t know. I mean, jill wants to find out the answer to all these things.

Devon: Where do you imagine we would start if we don’t have a name?

[ Lily scoffing ]

Lily: I don’t know. Victor, I guess? I mean, I want to meet with him and see if he’ll tell me anything. Actually, you know what? He demoted victoria as ceo of newman and reinstated himself. I wonder if that has something to do with it?

Devon: Hm.

[ Phone chiming ] That’s billy. He wants to meet with me.

Lily: About what?

Devon: It’s probably tucker because now that he’s on his own and he’s claiming that ashley broke his heart, the abbotts think that he’s gonna do something to retaliate, so billy’s probably trying to figure out or find out what he’s up to.

Lily: How do you feel about tucker being back and what he’s saying about ashley?

Devon: Uh… I mean, if it were anyone else, it’d be a lot easier to give them the benefit of the doubt, but as abby keeps reminding me, he’s who he is, so he’s probably not the victim in all of this, you know?

Lily: Well, she’s not wrong.

Devon: Oh, believe me, I– I– I do know that he deserves and has earned all of the skepticism that he gets. I just thought that maybe he’d wanna change for once in his life. I’ve kept him at arm’s length for a while. Then, I finally started to let myself believe in him.

Lily: I mean, of course. He’s your birth father. Of course, you wanna believe in him.

Devon: Honestly, at this point, I just wanna know the truth about what happened between him and ashley, and maybe if billy can tell me where the abbotts are coming from, it’d help me figure it all out.

Tucker: I’m guessing you wanted to see me for one of two reasons: You’re interested in the offer or you just missed me. The offer.

Phyllis: As you already pointed out, I do need to reimburse the insurance company for the payout when I died. Or else they’ll come after me to sue me, so I am interested, but…

Tucker: But? No, no. No buts. In or out, right now.

Phyllis: Okay, well this is too serious of a game for me. I need to know the name of the company–

Tucker: No. You don’t need to know until I decide you need to know.

Phyllis: No, I do need to know. This is a big deal. It doesn’t matter. I think I already know.

Tucker: Do you?

Phyllis: Yeah. You and ashley have imploded. You want payback. You’re going after jabot.

Tucker: It’s close, but not quite. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

Summer: Thank you. So, tell me. How are you doing with all the changes at newman? How does my grandma taking over at newman media affect you?

Kyle: Well, I think I’m safe for now, but it’s impossible to say with all this upheaval across the board. And between that and your grandmother finding out about…

Summer: You and audra. Ah. She must not have been very happy about that.

Kyle: Oh, she was way past not happy. She forced audra to end things with me if she wanted to keep her job.

Summer: Hm.

Kyle: Summer, you have a very protective grandmother.

Summer: And a pretty generous one too, if you think about it. Bet it was all she could do to not fire her opportunistic ass.

Kyle: Okay, I’m the one you should be pissed off at. Not her.

Summer: I’m just calling it like I see it. Seriously, kyle. I’m glad that whatever it was with audra is over because, I mean, you gotta know, no good was gonna come of it. And if you don’t believe me, you could ask noah.

Kyle: Yeah, well, it’s over, so that doesn’t really matter anymore, does it?

Summer: Kyle, I’m sorry.

Kyle: I’m sure.

Summer: No, I don’t mean that I’m sorry that it’s over between you and audra, obviously. But, I do believe that you’d never would have gotten involved with her if I hadn’t hurt you so badly. So, yes to the extent that you are vulnerable to her, because of me, I am sorry.

Jack: The only backstabbing son of a bitch in this room is you.

Tucker: If you say so.

Jack: What is this? Some new tactic to create tension between my co-ceo and me? Any efforts to destabilize jabot in the past haven’t worked. We are strong, jabot is solid.

Tucker: I hear you, I hear you. Jack, you gotta let go of all this hostility. Ashley and I have. We’re not a threat to you and if you want to continue to trust billy, that’s your call. Be my guest.

Billy: But you don’t really 100% trust me, do you?

Jack: Why don’t you think I can trust you?

Billy: Because it’s your instinct, jack. 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 promise 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.

[ Diane sighing ]

Jack: Hey.

Diane: Hey.

Jack: Uh-oh. What’s wrong?

Diane: I’ll give you three guesses and they should all start with phyllis.

Jack: What happened?

Diane: Well, don’t worry. I was perfectly polite. But in trying to find some common ground with her, I very logically suggested that she and I should at least be civil to each other and we should work together to try to get kyle and summer to reconcile.

Jack: Uh-huh. And…

Diane: And she refused! She said that she promised summer she wouldn’t get involved, but you know what? I think there’s more to it than that.

Jack: Like what?

Diane: Like maybe she doesn’t want them to get back together. Maybe she thinks that summer is better off without kyle because of me.

Jack: Don’t hate me, but if that’s the case, and I don’t think it is, I agree with phyllis.

Diane: What?

Jack: I think she has a point. We have no business getting involved in their breakup. We can care about them, we can care about their child, but they have to handle this themselves.

Diane: But we both know that kyle still loves summer and that they belong together.

Jack: And they will work it out if they can, if they want to, but they have to do it, not us. We’re just the parents. We have to stand back and support them no matter which way this goes.

Phyllis: Tucker.

Tucker: I’m considering how much to tell you.

Phyllis: I could just walk away.

Tucker: All right. Billy abbott.

Phyllis: What about billy abbott?

Tucker: Uh… I want you to get me access to his personal finances.

Phyllis: What axe would you have to grind–

Tucker: No, I told you. Why doesn’t make any difference. Besides, why would you care? I know the dynamic between you and billy and I know your history. It’s not pretty.

Phyllis: All right. Well, that’s irrelevant, but thanks for bringing it up.

Tucker: And I can’t think of a reason why you would ever be billy abbott’s ally. And you have the skill to keep your hands clean while you do this for me, do you not?

Phyllis: Why are you going after billy? Why do you want me to hack into his financials? I mean, is it part of a bigger plan?

Tucker: Well, if it is, don’t you want plausible deniability?

Phyllis: Oh, tucker. I have just been through a nightmare. Please.

Tucker: I know. A nightmare that would’ve been much worse were it not for me.

Phyllis: Is it so hard for you to understand that I want to know the consequences? I wanna know what’s going on so I can agree to be a part of this or refuse.

Billy: Hey.

Devon: Hello.

Billy: Thanks for coming. Appreciate it.

Devon: Yeah, man. You said it was important.

Billy: It is. Believe me.

Devon: I imagine the only important thing we have to talk about is tucker.

Billy: Have a seat. Can I get you coffee?

Devon: Sure, yeah.

Billy: Coffee, please.

Devon: So, I am right. Why don’t you, uh, lay it on me. What’s going on?

Billy: Well, first thing’s first. I hate– I hate to do this. I really do, you know. You’re my niece’s partner, I do consider you a friend, so I feel like in good conscious, I have to warn you. I’m afraid your father is out of control again. My active psoriatic arthritis

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Devon: So, out of control, you say? What does out of control mean?

Billy: He’s up to his old antics.

Devon: That could be many things.

Billy: That’s true. Look, I don’t know how much you know about his breakup with ashley.

Devon: I know that they both have their own versions of what happened and they’re very different from each other.

Billy: Well, that’s not surprising. Given tucker’s track record, I’m putting my money on ashley’s version. You know, once jack and ashley made peace, ashley came to a very reasonable conclusion that she did not want to cut ties with jabot and more importantly, with her family.

Devon: Right, and abby said that ashley and tucker were planning on creating a company to compete with jabot, and then ashley changed her mind about it because she said it would be bad business, right?

Billy: Precisely. And yet, as far as what ashley’s saying, tucker went ballistic. You know, she told jack that she had never seen him that angry or that aggressive, which is saying something. He really scared her, devon.

Devon: Yeah, abby, uh, abby mentioned that her mom said that.

Billy: Yeah, well, maybe she didn’t mention everything to abby. I mean, maybe she was trying to protect her a little bit. The point is, if tucker was that threatening to the woman that he claims he loves more than anyone else, it just seems to me that there’s more at stake here, don’t you think?

Devon: More at stake like what?

Billy: Jack and I believe that all of this was a plan on tucker’s end. To exploit ashley of her money and her expertise in order to build himself a new empire, and now that that new avenue has been cut off, he’s coming after jabot on his own.

Devon: Okay. I don’t know about all that, billy. That sounds a little extreme, if you ask me.

Billy: Mm.

Devon: I mean, I think the two of them, you know, had a fight that clearly went further than it should have and I imagine things were said back and forth to each other in the moment and buttons were pushed, but… I mean, why are you sharing your thoughts about this with me?

Tucker: You know, if you’re gonna be this inquisitive, I don’t see us ever getting to a satisfactory compromise.

Phyllis: I’m trying to stay out of prison. Yes, I’m inquisitive.

Tucker: I just don’t see where else you’re gonna get this money you need, you desperately need, to pay back the insurance company before they take legal action. The clock must be ticking, phyllis. Then again, not my problem.

Phyllis: You came to me, tucker.

Tucker: Because I thought you were more pragmatic. That’s all right. It’s not as if you’re the only tech genius in the world. I guess I’ll have to find another one.

Lily: Jill cancelled the ipo. That changes everything.

Devon: Right. And do you know that victor newman is the one who convinced her to do that?

Lily: No, I– I didn’t know that. She told me that a friend had helped her see a better solution. Did jill tell you that?

Devon: Well, when I asked her, she made it pretty obvious and then I saw them both with their heads together inside.

Lily: Okay, so then, you don’t know if it were victor then.

Devon: I mean, it’s– it’s an educated guess.

Lily: Okay, well, I– I wouldn’t be surprised if it were victor. He cares about you. He always has since you were a teenager. Look, devon. Everything that you were worried about is gone now. You were worried about losing control of the company. That’s gone. Even the people you were worried about. Nate, audra, I mean, even billy. They’re all gone. It’s just us. So look, we can streamline operations, you know? I’ll back off and– and– and give you everything that you need to do to run your division how you want.

Devon: And you expect me to do the same thing for you?

Lily: Yeah. We can each run our own operations the way that we see fit. You know, we won’t have shareholders looking over our shoulders. This can finally be the united family business that we’ve dreamed of, if you say yes.

[ Lily exhaling ] Victor.

Victor: Oh, my goodness. Lily!

Lily: Hi. How are you? Good to see you.

Victor: Nice to see you. Please have a seat.

Lily: Thank you.

Victor: My goodness.

Lily: Thank you for working me into your schedule so quickly.

Victor: You bet. So, first of all, it’s very nice to see you.

Lily: You too.

Victor: And I’m sure you’re somewhat curious as to why I decided to sell my private stake in chancellor-winters.

Lily: Yes, I am. And forgive me, but I have to ask, where did this come from?

Victor: Well… I have my reasons.

Lily: I mean, listen, victor. If you have lost faith in me and jill and devon and how we run the company–

Victor: It has nothing to do with that at all. Nothing. The three of you have done a wonderful job.

Lily: Well, thank you, but I’m– I’m confused. I mean, why are you backing out?

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Kyle: I had no idea you felt responsible in any way that I got involved with audra. I mean, that’s all on me, summer.

Summer: Well, don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t mean that I forgive you or that I don’t think that it was a foolish, crappy move.

[ Kyle sighing ] Look. Obviously, I wasn’t the biggest fan of audra to begin with after what she did to my brother in london, so I– I’ll just– I’ll be quiet.

Kyle: Well, I’d hardly expect you to wanna be friends with her.

Summer: I don’t know. Maybe some good could come from this though.

Kyle: I’m listening.

Summer: Maybe you could use it as a wake up call?

Kyle: What kind of wake up call?

Summer: I’m just saying, I’m sure it might be a little awkward between you and audra in the office now that things between you are over.

Kyle: Okay, she and i are professionals. I’m hoping that won’t be a problem.

Summer: Even if you are, maybe you should take this as a sign that it’s time to come back to your family’s company. Back to jabot, where you and I both know that you belong.

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[ Kyle sighing ]

Jack: People have interfered in our relationship since we first got together. How much help do you think that has been?

Diane: That is a hardly a fair comparison. Not only did they want us to never get back together, they wanted me gone.

Jack: But we still managed to be together, didn’t we? Because we knew we belonged together. We knew it in our hearts.

Diane: Just like kyle and summer.

Jack: Yeah, that’s right. I don’t doubt that. And if they see it as we do, they’re going to work it out without any help.

Diane: All right. I understand your logic, I do. I just keep hoping that kyle will come to his senses sooner rather than later. You know, quit that job, that insanity with audra and come home, you know? In every sense of the word.

Jack: There’s nothing I would like more. Unfortunately, leaving jabot was kyle’s decision, not mine and I hate the distance it’s created between us.

Diane: Well, it was also his decision to ask summer to move out instead of asking her to stay to try to work through things. Jack, he’s obviously in a lot of pain and he’s not thinking clearly and I– I can’t just sit by and watch him continue to spiral without trying to help him find his way back to himself. And to jabot. And– and to summer.

Jack: I think you can because you know deep down, we can’t make these things happen. We have to trust kyle to work this out on his own. In the meantime…

Diane: What?

Jack: I find myself in desperate need to shift my focus to something easier, happier, less troubled.

Diane: Oh, really? And what would that be?

Jack: Having a nice, quiet meal with my beautiful wife.

Diane: You know what? I fall in love with you all over again every time I hear that word.

Jack: Yeah?

Diane: I do.

Victor: Now, lily, you have been in the business world long enough to know that investors come and go for all kinds of reasons.

Lily: I know, I do, but you’re not any investor. You’re you. So, I have to wonder what your reasons are.

Victor: Fair enough. You recall that I decided to buy stake in chancellor-winters once I found out there was a widening gap between you and devon. I didn’t like that. I know your father would not have liked that, right? So, I stepped in to rectify that, and I think I did, right?

Lily: Absolutely.

Victor: Good.

Lily: And I do thank you for that. I know my father would appreciate it too.

Victor: Besides that, I… have some other reasons having to do with some problems at my company that I need to rectify.

[ Lily exhaling ]

Lily: Okay. Well, thank you for the explanation and thank you for the compliments on how we’re running the company. It means a lot to me.

Victor: You’ve done a wonderful job. Your father would be very proud of you.

Lily: Thank you. I do have one more question.

Victor: Name it.

Lily: I mean, who is this mystery investor that’s taking your place? You know that feeling of having to rewash dishes

Victor: I’m afraid I’m not at liberty to divulge that information.

Lily: Why not?

Victor: Because the investor prefers to keep their identity a secret.

[ Lily chuckling ]

Lily: Yeah, but, I mean, you can’t share it with me or devon or jill? It’s our company.

Victor: Yeah, well, in due time.

Lily: So, I’m sorry. What? You’re gonna share it with us one day? I mean, victor, you have to understand how nerve wracking that is. You just said the company is doing really well. What if this person comes in and destroys all the progress that we’ve made?

Victor: That’s not gonna happen. You’re just gonna have to be patient until the new investor feels that all the contractual fine points have been worked out. Then, they’ll come and introduce themselves to you, okay?

Billy: Look, it’s not my intention to interfere with your relationship with your father.

Devon: Well, what is your intention then, billy? Because you must have had some kind of agenda to want to meet me like this. So, what are you trying to accomplish?

Jack: Damn it.

Diane: What?

Jack: Billy. He’s gone behind my back again.

Tucker: Well, as pointless meetings go, this one’s very memorable. Thank you. Take care, phyllis. Or don’T. Whatever you want.

Phyllis: Wait. Wait. Please, sit down. Sit down, please. I want half of the money right now. Now. Immediately. Then, the other half when I get into billy’s financials. Then, I want out. The rest is on you.

Tucker: Okay. Meet me in my suite in one hour and I will transfer the money to you and you can get to work. Is there anything else?

Phyllis: No, we’re good.

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