Y&R Transcript Thursday, September 21, 2023

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Victor: You just have to be patient, lily. All will be revealed in due time.

[ Lily chuckling ]

Lily: Well, that’s not really comforting, given the circumstances.

Victor: Are you forgetting that I was once an anonymous investor?

Lily: No, I know, but jill knew who you were and devon and I trusted jill.

Victor: Well, in this case, you just have to trust me.

Devon: Thank you.

Jack: Would you please get us a table?

Diane: What are you going to do?

Jack: I am going to talk to billy.

Diane: Maybe this isn’t the time or the place.

Jack: I’m not going to make a scene.

Diane: Good. Good, but tread lightly. Billy seems to have a short fuse these days.

Jack: Yeah. Maybe that’s the problem now. He doesn’t think anything through. He just reacts. I don’t know what he’s thinking these days.

Billy: There’s so much change and so many emotional things that happened to her.

Kyle: Hello, stranger.

Audra: Kyle.

Kyle: I missed you.

Audra: We were just at a staff meeting an hour ago.

Kyle: That was work. You seem to be avoiding me lately outside of work. Have you changed your mind about our after-hours fling?

Nikki: Now, just to get this out of the way, I know about your affair, or whatever you’re calling it, with audra charles. I’m sure it’s a fun, easy way to deflect from the pain that you’re feeling going through your breakup and avoid the pain that summer is feeling because of you. You know how protective I am of my granddaughter.

Kyle: Of course, nikki. You know I’ve always admired that about you.

Nikki: Well, then you won’t be surprised to hear that I told audra if she wanted to continue working at newman media, she would have to end the affair immediately.

Kyle: And for the record, it worked. We’re over.

Audra: No, I’ve just been swamped with worked, that’s all. I mean, you’ve seen how crazy it’s been in newman media these last few weeks. There’s no reason to take it personally.

Kyle: I’m not. I just miss our time together.

Audra: Well, be patient. We’ll figure this out.

Nikki: Well, well, well. The two of you seem awfully close. Tell me, were you discussing business or something a little more intimate?

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Audra: Uh, of course, we were discussing business, nikki. Kyle was saying something I couldn’t quite catch, so I moved in a little closer so I could listen.

Nikki: Is that so?

Audra: Yes.

Nikki: And what exactly was this business you were discussing?

Audra: Kyle was bringing me up to speed on several of the new sites we were looking to acquire before you took over. We were going over the pitch to make sure we were on the same page.

Kyle: I was worried you wouldn’t be as enthusiastic about it as I was, so audra was easing my mind.

Nikki: I see. Kyle, could you excuse us for a moment? Audra and I have some other business to discuss privately, if you don’t mind.

Lily: I just have one last question for you.

Victor: All right, if you like.

Lily: Did this person approach you or did you approach them?

Victor: They approached me.

Lily: And would I know this person? Come on, I mean, you can at least tell me that, can’t you?

Victor: No, I can’T.

Lily: Okay.

Victoria: Am i interrupting something?

Victor: No, sweetheart. Not at all. Lily was just on her way out.

Lily: Well, thank you for your time, victor.

Victor: Thank you.

Victoria: What was that all about?

Victor: Nothing that concerns you, my darling.

Victoria: If it has to do with the company, it’s probably something I should know.

Victor: It doesn’t concern newman enterprises either.

Victoria: All right then. I suppose I’ll add it to the ongoing mystery.

Victor: Mm-hmm. If you must know, I own some interest in chancellor-winters.

Victoria: You’re just full of surprises lately, aren’t you?

Victor: Mm-hmm. And I just sold that piece of the company. But let’s not discuss it now, okay? Sweetheart, that is so damn good. Look at the poise and the grace and the presence. My god. I love it. Don’t you?

Victoria: Oh, well, you know. It’s taking some getting used to, looking at my face all day, but it just reminds me to keep focused on getting the job done.

Victor: I think it’s beautiful.

Victoria: Mom was worried that you wouldn’t be that enthusiastic about it.

Victor: Why would she worry about that? This is a fitting symbol of your new position, sweetheart. You’re running this company. It’s in your capable hands now and you’re bringing it to the future. Bright, prosperous future.

Victoria: I see that you’ve replaced my portrait with your own.

Victor: Your office has walls, doesn’t it?

Victoria: That’s not the point, dad. It’s the gesture. It’s the symbolism of all of it, which further leads me to believe that this wasn’t a mere business decision on your part. That there was a personal and punishing element to you replacing me at the head of the company, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out what I did to deserve that.

Diane: What is it you’re worried about?

Jack: He could be alerting devon that we’re going after tucker, after I expressly told him that is a bad idea and he agreed.

Diane: Well, hopefully, that’s not what they’re discussing.

Jack: Well, I seriously doubt that. Look, I don’t doubt that he is protective of jabot and the family and he thinks he’s doing the right thing, but tucker mccall is a big problem and he is up to something and we have to figure out what it is. We can’t do that when we’re showing all our cards.

Devon: Hello, jack.

Jack: Could I have a moment alone with my brother, please?

Billy: We’re in the middle of a conversation, jack.

Devon: No, actually, I think we’re fine. We’ve covered everything, billy. I need to get going anyway.

Billy: Okay, well, just remember what I said, okay? Keep your eyes open, take care of your family. Something big is about to happen with tucker, I can feel it.

Devon: I appreciate the heads up.

Billy: Okay.

Devon: Good to see you, jack.

Jack: You too. What the hell are you doing? Why are you going behind my back on this? Relapsing ms isn’t the only thing I have going on.

Billy: I never agreed to not alert devon about tucker. That was your thinking, not mine.

Jack: Not how I remembered it.

Billy: Of course, it isn’t ’cause you don’t listen to me, jack.

Jack: As I recall, you understood why I didn’t want to use devon to get at tucker. We have no business creating conflict between devon and his father.

Billy: I did not lie to devon, okay? I told him the truth and if that creates distance between the two of them, well maybe, that puts pressure on tucker, which was the plan from the get go. I made the right decision.

Jack: How much did you tell him?

Billy: I told him what ashley told you. Tucker lost his head in paris and that he lashed out because she didn’t want to follow through with the business plan.

Jack: And what was his response?

Billy: He was concerned.

Jack: Concerned?

Billy: Yeah. He was a little rattled.

Jack: He didn’t seem rattled just now. He thanked you for the information and left. If anything, he was trying to get away from you.

Billy: Well, I think it got to him, but, you know, he’s gonna give tucker the benefit of the doubt.

Jack: Ah, damn it, billy.

Billy: I planted a seed, jack. I reminded devon who his father is and what he is capable of. I’m not gonna apologize for that.

Victor: Look, the changes I’ve made were no way a reflection of what I thought of your work. I thought you did a wonderful job. In fact, I’m gonna lean on you as we move forward.

Victoria: That sounds like a press release of someone that you just recently demoted.

Victor: If you will.

Victoria: Am I wrong?

Victor: Don’t you see what’s going on? This is not about you. This is about this company. It has become disjointed, fractured, broken.

Victoria: Did I do that?

Victor: You certainly contributed to it.

Victoria: Dad, that is so unfair.

Victor: Really? I think the results speak for themselves.

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: Well, here’s another thought.

Victor: What?

Victoria: You took charge because you can’t stand not being in control and I was set up to fail. I blame myself for not seeing this coming from the start.

Victor: I’m sad to say you don’t see a lot of things.

Victoria: Well, then please, daddy, please. Enlighten me, because I’m– I’m always here to learn.

Victor: When I handed over the company to you and your brothers, I was hoping that you would create a united front, a united powerhouse. That didn’t happen, did it? Now, I have to step in and clean things up! Run the damn company again! Otherwise, you and your brother would be at each other’s throat! And nicholas would leave the company once again!

Victoria: He’s already done that, dad. And it’s all your fault, not mine. Not even adam’S. It’s all on you!

Lily: Thank you for coming.

Devon: Yeah, for sure. How did things go with victor?

Lily: Uh, they went nowhere.

Devon: Why? He wouldn’t meet with you?

Lily: No, he met with me, but he clearly was enjoying not telling me who this mystery person is.

Devon: God. What difference would it make to him?

Lily: I don’t know. He said he made a deal to not reveal their identity.

Devon: I wonder if he’s playing games with us?

Lily: Well, whatever it is, I don’t like this game. It makes me nervous and it makes me feel like we’re not gonna like whoever this person is to do business with them.

Devon: Do you have any guesses of who it is?

Lily: I mean, he did say that this person approached him, not the other way around, which makes me feel like they clearly have a personal interest in owning a piece of chancellor-winters.

Devon: You must have somebody in mind. Who is it?

Lily: I think it’s tucker. My name is caron and I’m from brooklyn. I am in love with mixtiles. You just pull the adhesive off the back and stick it to any surface, and there’s no damage to your walls. Go to mixtiles.Com and pick sizing, filters and it really makes it fit the decor of your home. Order now and get up to 50% off. Lean cuisine.

Devon: So, what makes you think it’s tucker?

Lily: Just a hunch.

Devon: What’s led you to this hunch?

Lily: Uh, knowing who he is and how he operates, and when he’s angry, he wants to burn bridges and right now, he’s very angry.

Devon: Okay. All right. Fair enough. How would this be a danger to the company since it’s such a small investment? It’s nowhere near controlling.

Lily: It could be his way to get his foot in the door and if he’s back to his original plan of targeting jabot, maybe he’s back to all of his plans.

Devon: I really don’t believe that he would go behind my back for a second time.

Lily: Look, I– I know that you’re trying to rebuild your relationship with him. I know that.

Devon: Yeah, and it’s– it’s– it’s going well and he seemed genuinely concerned that this whole thing with ashley was going to ruin the progress we’ve been making, so I don’t see it.

Lily: Okay. Look, I hope I’m wrong, I do, but I’m not as inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt as you are.

Devon: I understand that. I do. Neither is billy.

Lily: What do you mean?

Devon: We just had an odd conversation before I got here.

Lily: Odd in what way?

Devon: He’s just being billy. Letting off steam, I think.

Lily: About what?

Devon: It’s–

Lily: What did he say?

Devon: He and jack think the same thing you do. They think that tucker is now more dangerous than ever.

Jack: Would you listen to me just this once? Just because the seed is planted does not mean anything is going to grow. Right now, for all we know, devon is on his way to tucker to let him know the abbott brothers are after him.

Billy: You know what I would say to that? Good.

Jack: That would be your response, wouldn’t it?

Billy: Tucker already knows we’re on high alert. If he hears it from devon, maybe it rattles tucker’s cage a little bit. Maybe shows devon his hand.

Jack: And you’re just fine with dropping devon and probably abby in the middle of this mess?

Billy: Actually, I think they should know what’s going on with tucker.

Jack: This is our fight, billy, not theirs. God, I regret even considering the possibility of using devon to get at tucker.

Billy: That’s because you still think we’re using or manipulating devon, which isn’t happening.

Jack: Wait, how are we not?

Billy: I’m opening up his eyes, I’m reminding him of tucker’s true nature. I see no downside there.

Jack: No, you never do.

[ Kyle exhaling ]

Kyle: Oof. Business casual takes on a whole new meaning.

Audra: Well, you know, I thought you could see the earrings better this way. You know, no distractions. I think we’re gonna make a great team.

Kyle: Oh, I’m counting on it.

Audra: So this, tonight? This is?

Kyle: A celebration.

Audra: Mm.

Kyle: My new job, our new collaboration.

Audra: Mm, I like that. Let’s celebrate. You, mr. Abbott, are a genius.

Kyle: Oh, yes. But let’s not talk it to death. I will always have your back. Count on me. I have no doubt we could pull it off.

Audra: Yeah?

Kyle: But why risk it? You have too much to lose.

Audra: Well, not if no one ever knows. 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.

Kyle: Absolutely.

Audra: And you know, I– I just, I don’t want to lose this.

Kyle: All work and no play? I mean, oof.

Audra: Can you imagine?

Kyle: Mm-mm.

Audra: The prospect would make me way too cruel.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

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 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 won’t keep me at the company.

Audra: Let me take care of that. Look, obviously, I’d love nothing more than to spend some quality time with you, but I– I have some calls that I have to make before the meeting. And, um, since our connection is supposed to be a secret, we should probably move on from my suite as a meeting place anyway.

Kyle: I guess that’s true.

Audra: Great. Um, I’ll see you at the office.

Kyle: Um, I was actually gonna get a quick workout. Not the one I was hoping for, unfortunately. Then I’ll head back to the office.

Audra: Okay, um, I’ll– I’ll see you there.

Nikki: So, you and kyle.

Audra: I told you, nikki, it was strictly a business discussion.

Nikki: I heard what you told me and I’m telling you, I think it is problematic for the two of you to have any interaction at all.

Audra: May I ask why?

Nikki: Because the attraction is still there, at least on his part.

Audra: Yeah, well, I’m not gonna deny that. Yes, it is still there. It’s always been there. But you’ve made your position clear on this and I respect you too much to break any rules.

Nikki: And i appreciate that. But I’m not sure that kyle can show the same restraint.

Audra: Look, I told him and he heard me loud and clear.

Nikki: Perhaps. But I get the sense that kyle has a bit of a wild streak in him, not unlike his father when jack was younger. The breakup of his marriage to summer seems to have brought this on. I mean, that is probably why he was drawn to you in the first place.

Audra: So, what are you saying?

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Audra: You want me to fire kyle?

Nikki: I believe that’s the best move for everyone involved.

Audra: With all due respect, mrs. Newman, um, I think you’re overreacting. Kyle isn’t gonna be a problem. I can assure you of that.

Nikki: Well, I am also concerned about you.

Audra: Me?

Nikki: Oh, come on. I know the two of you are carrying on in secret, even though I told you I wanted the relationship to end.

Audra: It has ended.

Nikki: No, it hasn’T. I can see it in his eyes when he looks at you. And before you try to deny it one more time, you should know that you are on very thin ice yourself. I was going to fire both of you, but I’ve decided to remove the temptation and give you one last chance. But trust me, this is your final warning. Do you understand?

Audra: Yes, I understand.

Nikki: Good. I will leave you to notifying kyle of his termination. And I suggest doing it sooner rather than later.

Lily: See? I’m not crazy. I’m not the only one who’s worried about tucker.

Devon: It’s not the same though ’cause jack is upset about the situation with tucker and ashley. Billy is just shooting from the hip. He doesn’t know if anything’s going on.

Lily: Okay, what did he say exactly?

Devon: He said I need to keep my eyes open ’cause he thinks that tucker is up to something.

Lily: Anything specific?

Devon: No. Nothing at all. That’s my point. It just felt like he was trying to recruit me in case something happened.

Lily: Okay, so what did you say?

Devon: I mean, I just sat there and listened. And I said, “thanks for the heads up.” Then, jack walked over and things got weird ’cause it felt like him and billy were upset about something. But neither one of them said anything about victor or chancellor-winters or anything that involved us.

Lily: Well, look, I mean, tucker knows how to fight wars on several fronts.

Devon: Yeah, but as true as that may be, we still don’t have any proof that he is the mystery investor who bought victor’s share.

Lily: Then, why would victor do this to us? Why would he do it to jill?

Devon: I have no idea. I really don’T. But I don’t think tucker would be stupid enough to try another sneak attack, knowing that it would ruin our relationship and his relationship with his grandson if I found out.

Lily: I don’t know, devon. I mean, whatever that’s happening right now, we have to figure it out. I don’t like mysteries and the fact that this person wants to remain anonymous? There’s a reason for that and I don’t think it’s going to benefit us.

Devon: Well, we don’t know that for sure. We don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing and I think you’re jumping to a lot of unwarranted conclusions on several fronts.

Lily: Look, I know this is complicated for you, okay? I know that you’re worried about abby. I know you want tucker to be a real father. I get it. And you could be right. It– it may not be him. I’m just saying don’t underestimate what he’s capable of, okay?

Victor: You’re blaming me for this company’s dysfunction?

Victoria: You decide you’re gonna just shuffle the deck chairs and everyone else has to scramble around to figure out where they fit in in your grand scheme.

Victor: I explained to all three of you what I expected of you.

Victoria: By dictating your plans. Then, you just expect everyone to fall in line.

Victor: You damn well know. You more than anyone else should know a company of this size is not run by consensus. It’s run by one person. And that person is me from now on.

Victoria: Then why even bother to keep me around? Or nicholas, for that matter?

Victor: I don’t want to argue about this. It’s how it is, period!

Victoria: Not in my opinion.

Victor: Your opinion is irrelevant.

Victoria: Oh, thank you, daddy. You just proved my point.

Victor: Newman enterprises is bigger than you or your damn feelings! You either accept this or you can leave.

Victoria: I disagree with you and you just want to throw me out of your kingdom.

Victor: That’s your choice.

Victoria: You know what, dad? If I left, everything would fall apart. Everything.

Victor: What the hell do you mean by that? What do you mean by that? -Fixed. -That’s my son.

Nikki: What is going on in here? I can hear you all the way down the hall.

Victor: Our daughter’s insinuating I’m no longer capable of running my company.

Victoria: That’s not true. I was just questioning some of dad’s decisions.

Victor: It’s one and the same.

Victoria: Well, what is it then? We’re not allowed to challenge you anymore?

Victor: I will not tolerate insubordination.

Nikki: All right. Why don’t we all take a break, calm down before somebody says something they will regret.

Victor: I’ve said all I have to say.

Nikki: It’s premature to talk about the changes anyway because they won’t go into effect for another few weeks, and your father and I are planning a trip together before I move over to newman media and he takes the reins again here. So, there will be plenty of time to sort everything out to everyone’s satisfaction.

Victoria: That works for me.

Victor: That doesn’t work for me.

Nikki: What do you mean?

Victor: What I mean is that changes in both companies have to be finalized immediately.

Nikki: Well, that’s not what we talked about.

Victor: I don’t give a damn! It’s my decision! That’s what will happen!

Kyle: That took a while. Nikki must have had a lot to talk about. Care to clue me in?

Audra: She knows, kyle.

Kyle: About us? How is that possible? We’ve been so careful.

Audra: Well, not careful enough for nikki to trust us. More specifically, to trust you. When she saw us earlier together, she put two and two together and figured out that we’ve been seeing each other, in spite of her telling us not to. And– and she believes that as long as we keep working together, this attraction and desire won’t go away. At least, not on your part.

Kyle: Okay, how could she tell this, exactly?

Audra: She said she could see it in your eyes.

Kyle: Come on. Really?

Audra: I’m just telling you what she told me.

Kyle: Well, I’m not gonna deny I’m attracted to you and I have the desire to kiss you every time I’m around you–

Audra: Kyle, just– no. Just please.

Kyle: Why are you acting this way?

Audra: Because we can’t keep doing this. Just– haven’t you been listening?

Kyle: Okay, okay. I get it. I’ll keep my business face on when we’re at the office and we’ll be more careful when we’re in public.

Audra: It’s too late for that.

Kyle: What do you mean it’s too late? I’ll calm nikki down.

Audra: She told me to fire you, kyle.

Kyle: What?

Audra: Look, I– I tried to change her mind, I fought for you, but her mind was already made up.

Kyle: Because of a look in my eye? Are you kidding me?

Audra: It doesn’t matter why, okay? I just– it’s over. On all counts. Okay? I’M… I’m sorry.

Billy: You still don’t trust me, do you.

Jack: Oh, come on, billy.

Billy: No, that’s what this is about, jack. It’s always been about that. You don’t think I can handle myself without your guidance.

Jack: And you can’t be criticized because you take everything I say so personally.

Billy: Because it’s always personal, jack, and very seldom complimentary.

Jack: And that’s why you jump down my throat every time I disagree with you.

Diane: All right, gentlemen, please. This is not the place for this fight.

Billy: You should tell your new husband that.

Diane: Billy.

Billy: You know what? Forget it. Don’t worry about it ’cause he’s not gonna change anyway.

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Lily: You’re not mad at me, are you?

Devon: No, I’m not mad.

Lily: Okay, good. Because I love you and we’re on the same team, right?

Devon: Of course. Of course, we are and I love you too. I just don’t think that tucker is our guy, okay? I mean, even if he is, he would have no say in what happens in our company because he’s just buying an investment.

Lily: I really wish I had your confidence.

Devon: Am I wrong about that?

Lily: I don’t know. I just know that I don’t like surprises and neither does jill and we have to get to the bottom of this. And I’m sorry, but my money is still on tucker.

Victoria: Can you believe him?

Nikki: He was angry and lashing out. I’ll talk to him and try to calm things down.

Victoria: Well, good luck.

Nikki: You know, it doesn’t help that you keep pushing his buttons.

Victoria: All I did was question how he arbitrarily upends the lives of people that he supposedly cares for.

Nikki: Victoria, you know your father loves you. Don’t ever question that.

Victoria: Yes, mom. He particularly loves us when we’re obedient to him and falling in line with whatever he wants. Not so much loving when we cross him, like I did just now. Did you get here in time to hear him invite me to leave the company?

Nikki: He didn’t mean that.

Victoria: Oh, I’m not so sure. He keeps changing the rules, mom, and it’s only gonna get worse. What is it gonna take for you to agree that we are headed in the wrong direction? Not just for the family, but also for the company. How long can you ignore what is happening to him?

Kyle: Thank you. Here’s to being unemployed. Again.

Victor: Hello, kyle.

Kyle: Hey.

Victor: May I?

Kyle: Of course. Have a seat.

Victor: That sounds a pretty strong drink for the middle of a day.

Kyle: Oh, haven’t you heard? Nikki forced audra to fire me because she didn’t like the look in my eye.

Victor: Really? Huh. And you don’t think that is your fault?

Kyle: Well… this rounds out a perfect morning for me. Can I buy you a drink?

Victor: No, thank you.

Kyle: Then, tell me how exactly this is my fault.

Victor: Kyle, I hate to… to tell you this, but you are an abbott. You don’t belong at newman. You never have and never will. You belong with your family and your family’s business.

Diane: Jack, you need to calm down.

Jack: I am trying.

Diane: Well, maybe there wasn’t any damage done. Devon probably just thought that billy was venting about tucker.

Jack: Yeah, I seriously doubt that. Besides, that isn’t the point. I don’t know if I can trust him anymore after this. He always thinks he’s right, he doesn’t listen and it always ends in chaos.

Diane: So, what are you gonna do?

Jack: I don’t know. Right now, I am leaning towards cutting the cord and letting him go.

[ Jack exhaling ]

Billy: Can I get a single malt neat please? You can make that a double.

[ Billy exhaling ] Thank you.

Jack: Hey, I have a long track record in business and maybe you’ve heard about it. There’s not a corporate boardroom situation that I have not faced. I would like to be there to help you, if you could use some help.

Billy: Right. Of course, jack,; cause where the hell would I be without the wise, wise words of mr. Jack abbott.

Jack: It’s this endless effort to find a safe place to land about unresolved issues?

Billy: What are you– what are you talking about? Unresolved issues with what? With you? With dad? With mom?

Jack: I don’t know. It could be any of those.

Billy: You’re reaching, okay? You know what? Maybe it’s you with the unresolved issues. Maybe you’re questioning me in the corporate world because you’re scared I’m gonna outshine you.

Jack: I trust you. I know I can count on you.

Billy: Your instinct is–

Jack: You have proven time and again–

Billy: It’s your instinct. You fully believe that I’m just gonna fall right back where I came from. That’s not surprising whatsoever because you don’t trust me and you never have.

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