Young & The Restless Transcript
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Victor: And I’m returning as ceo of my company. Send that out to everyone. Now, read it back to me, please. After that, newman enterprises will be stronger than ever. And that includes me. This company will continue to prosper and innovate, all right? Send this to everyone. Thank you. Nate! How the hell are you?
Nate: Ah, fine, victor, thanks. Uh, just wanted to see how you were settling in.
Victor: Yeah, well…
[ Victor chuckles ] …I appreciate your interest. So, um, everyone is ready to go, I think. Are you?
Nate: And you look right at home, where you belong.
Victor: You bet.
Nate: Well, I am sure you are very busy, so I will leave you to–
Victor: No, one– one second. Just stick around for a moment. I would like to ask you a few questions about adam.
Jack: Good morning, adam.
Adam: Good morning, jack. Hey, congratulations, by the way. I heard you and diane got married.
Jack: Well, thank you. I appreciate that. We haven’t had too many well-wishers.
Adam: Well, I wish you both all the best.
Jack: I appreciate that, and I hope you know i want the best for you as well.
Adam: From your tone, I’m guessing you’ve heard the best is not what I’m getting, lately. But yes, you’re– you’re right. Things have been a little rough since I’ve been fired from newman.
Jack: Yeah, I imagine that was quite a blow.
Adam: But hey, I will survive, right?
Jack: I have no doubt at all. So, thank you for meeting me today.
Adam: Yeah, I– I wasn’t surprised to hear from you. I heard billy tapped you as chief negotiator.
Jack: No, actually, I wanted to meet with you, to talk about tucker and whatever dirt you might have on him.
Adam: Yeah, ’cause you and i have a better relationship than I have with billy.
Jack: I would call it less explosive.
Adam: Yeah, that’s true.
Jack: So, tell me, what have you got? I’m interested.
Adam: Well, how interested are you?
Jack: Enough to pay for it. Within reason.
Adam: I don’t really have a reputation of being reasonable, jack.
Jack: Well, I imagined you’d be more reasonable with me than with my brother.
Adam: Yeah. Maybe.
Jack: Could I ask one more favor? Could we not play the game of who has the better offer and jump right to the end point? Name your price.
Victoria: You’re not fooling me, you know.
Victoria: You casually suggested that we meet up for coffee before going into the office because you want to suss me out. You want to check my mood before we go in to see dad.
Nikki: I don’t need an excuse to have coffee with my daughter.
Nikki: I thought it would be a nice way to start our day. Have a more pleasant experience at the office. Better than yesterday.
Victoria: I’m fine. I put my anger aside.
Nikki: I know your father returning to newman as ceo is not what you wanted.
Victoria: Would you please stop worrying? You’re not gonna have issues from me going forward.
Nikki: So, you have accepted his decision?
Victoria: I have accepted that dad’s coming back to run his company. I’m not gonna be dancing in the streets about it, no.
Nikki: And you’re willing to work alongside him?
Victoria: Well, what else would I do?
Nikki: Have you heard from your brother? He was supposed to get back from his east coast trip this morning.
Victoria: I’ve called him a few times, but he hasn’t returned any of my calls.
Nikki: Anything pressing that you need to talk to him about?
Victoria: No, I just want to touch base with him.
Nikki: Well, if your motives are as obvious to your brother as they are to me, I suspect he’s trying to avoid you.
Victoria: What are you talking about?
Nikki: You’re going to try to talk him into coming back to newman enterprises. As an ally.
[ Both sighing ]
[ Sally chuckling ]
Adam: I’m sorry. That was, um, that was a mistake.
Sally: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, it was.
Adam: Well, in my defense, um, it wasn’t me that kissed you it was, my, um, champagne brain. Would you, uh, mind if we just pretend like that never happened?
Sally: Pretend what never happened? I– I don’t know, what’s your hang-up?
Adam: Thank you. Good night.
Sally: You’re welcome. And, yeah, good night.
[ Knocking on door ]
[ Sighs ]
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Sally: Oh! That was quite a homecoming.
Nick: You must have really missed me.
Sally: Oh, you have no idea. The flowers were beautiful, by the way.
Nick: You are welcome.
Sally: Okay. I wanna hear all about your trip.
Nick: First, I want to hear about the next great interior design company. Did I mention how smart your business plan is?
Sally: You have, yeah. But I mean, I wouldn’t mind hearing it again. Maybe this time you could use the word “amazing.”
Nick: I can do that. It’s amazing. So amazing! You’re amazing.
Sally: Thank you. Yeah, I’ve just been immersed in color palettes and all different types of tiles and accent furniture. Oh, and your finance team finally set up my account, so… it’s all coming together.
Nick: You seem really happy.
Sally: I am happy. And I’m excited, and I am very grateful for you making this into a reality.
Nick: I’m just the backer. This is your vision. I’m just sorry you took so long to let me help you with this. Why did you do that again?
Sally: Well, ’cause I’m stubborn.
Nick: Yeah, you really are, but I kinda like it, it works for you.
Sally: Yeah. It took me a while to get here, but I’m here. And now I see all the possibilities for this business, and I cannot wait to make it a reality.
Nick: Well, I’m gonna continue to do everything I can to bring you as much excitement as possible.
Sally: It’s really nice to have something positive to focus on.
Nick: So, how was everything else while I was gone? How was adam? Did he, uh, bother you while I was out of town?
Adam: Well, jack, I admire your directness, as always.
Jack: We’re both busy men. Who has time for games?
Adam: I agree. You know, billy was pushing me for a straight answer last time and I shut him down.
Jack: Well, it’s me now. What have you got?
Adam: I’ve been thinking about what I would want in return and to tell you the truth, you or billy, at the moment, you don’t have anything that benefits me.
Jack: You’re not maybe looking for a little leverage?
Adam: No, in the past I probably would have tried to weasel a job out of this. I mean, I am technically unemployed at the moment.
Jack: I already offered you a job.
Adam: Yeah, that’s true. And if I was gonna make a play for something, I probably would go for billy’s job, co-ceo.
Jack: The position you had before and walked away from.
Adam: Yes, the irony is not lost on me.
Jack: You having second thoughts about leaving jabot?
Adam: I wasn’t suited for your company. And besides, most of your family, they– they hate me, jack.
Jack: And that’s it?
Adam: Okay, maybe I sabotageda go thing. I am prone to doing that.
Jack: How ’bout funding? Surely, you’ve given some thought to starting something on your own.
Adam: No, I d– I don’t need the money.
Jack: Okay, I got a wild idea. How about giving me the information I’ve asked for without any strings attached?
Adam: How does that serve me?
Jack: I take the information you gave me and I use it against tucker. And you have the unbridled joy of watching tucker mccall fail.
Lily: Okay, you ready?
Devon: Uh, yep.
Lily: All righty. Hi, jill.
Devon: How’s it going?
Jill: It’s good to see both of you. So, tell me what you’ve found out. What is the latest?
Devon: Well, unfortunately, we don’t have as much to report as we’d like.
Lily: No. We still don’t know who this mystery investor is.
Jill: What did victor say when you talked to him?
Lily: Uh, nothing. Just that this person wants to remain anonymous for now.
Jill: There is just something about this. It doesn’t feel right.
Devon: Well, we’ve been keeping an eye on things, and there have been no leaks or media speculation, so clearly this person is moving in secret.
Jill: At best, this is annoying, and at worst… lord, I don’t even know what the worst would be.
Devon: Oh, we’re right there with you, jill.
Lily: Yeah, it is disconcerting, to say the least.
Jill: You know, when victor first became a silent partner, I understood why he wanted to keep it a public secret. But at least he revealed himself to me.
Devon: Well, yeah, his actions back then made sense, considering that he was trying to stop the ipo from going through.
Jill: And he wanted to make peace between the two of you.
Lily: Yeah, I mean, his intentions were good, but I don’t like the underhanded way that he went about it.
Jill: This time, he’s made a move to sell without even consulting me. This, oh, this is a whole new game.
Lily: He did say, though, that he’s not disappointed in the company’s performance at all. That it was just the right offer at the right time.
Jill: Oh, what does that even mean? We have no idea what this investor’s intentions are. This is not good. It’s not good.
Victor: Adam has expressed the desire to start over. At newman, you know. Start at the bottom. Work his way up the corporate ladder.
Nate: Wow, that is– that is a remarkable request.
Victor: Indeed. He says he want to earn his stripes the honest way, the hard way.
Nate: And you believe he is sincere?
Victor: What do you think?
Nate: I have serious doubts. I previously told you my skepticism about adam’s behavior. He seemed unwilling to be a team player with nick and sharon. I hate to say it, but I feel adam’s proven me right. He seems destined to revert to form. I mean, historically, he’s never played by the rules. Why believe he could do it this time?
Victor: Well… still living with odors?
Nate: I apologize if I am out of line with my assessment. Adam’s behavior can be a bit frustrating.
Victor: You’re not alone in feeling that way. I’d love nothing more than to be able to believe that adam is capable of changing, you know?
Nate: Even after his recent infractions? Undermining his partners, re get what he wants? I mean, the list goes on.
Victor: Yeah, he certainly has let me down, hasn’t he? But so have my other children, especially nicholas.
Nate: May I ask how?
Victor: He decided to abandon newman enterprises once again. To work alongside sharon.
Nate: I am aware you decided to give kirsten incorporated back to sharon.
Victor: It’s a company not worth keeping.
Nate: I imagine it’s difficult, having both of your sons disappoint you this way.
[ Victor sighs ]
Victor: It is. Although, I have the feeling that eventually, nicholas will return to the fold. I just hope that adam will find an opportunity to vent his anger and frustration and resentment. You know, stop feeling like a newman outsider.
Nate: I understand that, actually, and can relate. I felt like an outsider in my own family when I was working at chancellor-winters.
Victor: Well? And that prompted you to leave?
Nate: Unfortunately, yes.
[ Victor sighing ]
Victor: Can I ask you to do me a favor?
Nate: Of course.
Victor: I want you to help and support adam. And encourage him. Until he figures out his path.
Sally: I did see adam while you were away. We both acknowledged that we were starting over. He claims that he’s ready to move forward without any regret or any thoughts of seeking revenge.
Nick: That sounds far too evolved for adam.
Sally: Well, he sounded sincere. He wants to hit the reset button and start over.
Nick: Hm. Yeah. I’ll, uh, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Sally: Yeah. I said the same thing, but in somewhat gentler terms.
Nick: Well, it doesn’t really concern me if adam means what he says, and frankly, it doesn’t concern you either.
Sally: Do you really feel that way?
Nick: Adam’s a tornado. He sucks up everything in his path and just leaves destruction and I’m done with it.
Sally: Okay. Yeah, I hear you, but I’m not sure if I believe this cavalier attitude.
Nick: Why? I’m always cavalier. Always. And funny and handsome, charming. So many things.
Sally: ‘Kay, well, you’re definitely not wrong, but I just suspect that deep down, you have to be worried about how adam’s actions are gonna affect victoria and your dad.
Nick: Well, dad and victoria can deal with it any way they like. I’m moving on.
Sally: But that’s not who you are, nick. You care way too much about your family and the company. Be honest. Do you regret not staying at newman or… are you just doing all this to prove a point to your dad?
Victoria: Nick seems like his mind is made up. I don’t think there’s any possibility of changing it.
Nikki: But you’re going to try because his return would be good for you.
Victoria: Do you really think that I’m that conniving? Besides, what possible move could I make? I’ve been stripped of my position by dad.
Nikki: Victoria, you still have a powerful and important role to play at the company.
[ Victoria sighing ]
Victoria: Yeah, well, a week ago, I was the powerful and important one.
[ Nikki sighing ]
Nikki: I had no idea that victor was going to return and take charge like this. I wonder if nicholas even knows that victor’s going to be ceo again.
Victoria: He didn’t hear it from me, since he won’t return any of my calls.
Nikki: Well, it hasn’t been released to the press. I don’t know, maybe nicholas has spoken to him.
Victoria: Well, that’s true. Do you think that dad might try to convince him to return to the company?
Nikki: I hope so.
Victoria: Me too.
Nikki: Do you think that would change your father’s mind?
Victoria: No, I don’t think that anything would convince him.
Nikki: Yeah, i agree with you.
Victoria: But I think that we need to remain aligned as a family. I need nicholas as an ally and as my brother, it’s in his best interest to share my concerns.
Nikki: You’re worried about your father taking this on.
Victoria: I just believe that it’s a mistake for him to return to such a high-pressure position, and when nicholas hears what dad is doing, I think that nick will agree with me. With cirkul, your water is deliciously flavored at the turn of a dial, with zero sugar and zero calories. And cirkul has over 40 flavors, so your water can be as unique as you are. Try cirkul. Your water, your way. Now with even more flavors. Available at walmart or drinkcirkul.Com. That grimy film on your teeth?
Nikki: Victoria, it is your father’s choice.
Victoria: He’s being reckless, mom. He’s taking on too much. It could be extremely strenuous for him.
Nikki: I am also very concerned about his health.
Victoria: Well, have you told him how you feel?
Nikki: Well, I told you, I tried to convince him to take me on a trip before going back to newman enterprises, but he was determined to do it immediately.
Victoria: And that doesn’t worry you? That he’s just barreling forward without taking your concerns to heart?
Nikki: I think it’s up to victor to know his own limitations. And if he says he can handle it, we have to trust him.
Victoria: But mom, dad is in a different place than he was before, when he was running newman enterprises. What do I have to do to convince you that my feelings are valid? What will it take to get you on my side, mom?
Lily: I just don’t understand victor’s motive. Like, why go along with this person’s secrecy? Why– why do this to us?
Jill: [ Laughs ] Probably, to piss me off.
Devon: I want to know what this investor expects, ’cause the last thing this needs to lead to is the idea of us going public again.
Jill: Oh, that’s not gonna happen. I will not allow that.
Lily: Yeah, I don’t know. There’s still too many unknowns for me.
Jill: I have no doubt that victor is thoroughly enjoying himself, watching me squirm, wondering who this mystery person is.
Lily: Well, devon and i did discuss that this person could possibly be tucker.
Jill: If victor did that, that would be taking things too far.
Devon: What do you think the best move is for us now?
Jill: Well, obviously, we need answers, immediately. I think it’s time I spoke to victor myself.
Nate: I’m not sure what you’re asking is possible. I don’t think adam would be too receptive to the idea of me looking out for him.
Victor: Point well taken, but I have a feeling that you… can find a way.
Nate: Adam and I have had numerous flare-ups in the past. Most recently, when he tried to blackmail audra, I expressed my condemnation to him directly.
Victor: Adam claims that he knows he’s made some bad moves. And I am willing to believe that he is honestly trying to turn things around.
Nate: He is your son. Of course, you want to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I don’t share that same frame of mind and adam knows it.
Victor: Well, then, of course, there’s always the chance
Nate: Ah. Okay. I get it. Your request is twofold. You want me to be adam’s friend, if he is sincere, and keep a close watch on him to see if maybe he’s not.
Adam: That is an interesting suggestion, jack.
Jack: I’m offering you an opportunity. You say you’re interested in turning your life around?
Adam: Aren’t i always, though?
Jack: I know you have worked very hard with nick and sharon to get their enterprise up and running.
Adam: Yeah, until i blew that up.
Jack: And I know you would like to set things right with your father, assuming you were being honest about this effort to turn your life around, maybe doing me this little favor would be a step in that direction.
Adam: It’s not in my nature to be that benevolent, even when I’m trying to change.
Jack: So, tell me about this new path you’re on. I mean, uh, I haven’t heard about it directly from you.
Adam: Um, well, it’s– it’s simple, really. I’m tired of letting anger and resentment be the driving force in my life, jack.
Jack: That’s a big admission.
Adam: Never letting my feelings go. Not getting out of my own way. I mean, how many opportunities has victor given me? And I have ruined every single one of them.
Jack: Have you said this to victor?
Adam: Mm-hmm, we’ve spoken. I told him, my eyes are wide open.
Jack: Good for you.
Adam: Yeah. Yeah, I guess, you could say that I am reinventing myself, and trying to become the guy that everyone who has ever cared about me has wanted me to be.
Jack: So, what’s the first step?
Adam: Believe it or not, I am starting from the ground floor at newman. I’m gonna work my way up. I’m gonna prove myself.
Jack: And this was your idea?
Adam: Mm-hmm. Maybe, somewhere along the way, I will find myself.
Jack: I am very impressed.
Adam: Thank you, jack.
Jack: And I’m sure it means a lot to your father that you’re putting in this kind of effort. I want you to know, I am rooting for you every step of the way. Excuse me.
Adam: Everything all right?
Jack: I’m not sure. (Vo) it’s another ultimate endless shrimp
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Jack: That was my sister, traci, I need to head home.
Adam: Ooh, well, I– I hope everything’s okay.
Jack: Yeah, I do, too. I’m not sure what that’s about, but I better go. Uh, can we wrap this up?
Adam: [ Clears throat ] Jack, is– is tucker really that much of a threat to you?
Jack: Tucker mccall tried to manipulate my sister and very nearly succeeded. All signs are, he is coming after jabot now. I will not allow anyone to harm a member of my family or my company.
Adam: You know, you are one of the good ones, jack. And I would hate to see someone like that try to take advantage of you. So, how about I give you the information to use as you need with one caveat.
Jack: And what is that?
Adam: With the understanding that if I need a hand or support down the line, I can turn to you. What do you say?
Nikki: This isn’t easy for me, victoria, being caught between you and your father.
Victoria: I know.
Nikki: I understand where you’re coming from, but I’m still conflicted as to how to approach him with this.
Victoria: Mom, just talk to dad, please. Help him to see reason.
Nikki: I don’t agree with you that he is acting irrationally, but I do worry that he’s gonna put too much pressure on himself.
Victoria: It’s what he always does.
Nikki: I’m also unhappy that nicholas has left the company. If he were to return, that would be best for all of us.
Victoria: I agree.
Nikki: But I cannot help you go after your father.
Victoria: Mom, that’s not my intention.
Nikki: I know what your father did has hurt you, but he doesn’t think any less of you. He knows you are as capable as you always have been.
Victoria: Dad just needs to trust that his legacy belongs in my hands now.
Nikki: I cannot side against victor with you, I am sorry.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] Then mom, please don’t think of this as taking opposite sides. We’d be doing what is best for dad, and we’d be doing it for the good of the company as well.
Nikki: Honey, I know your intentions are good, but I also know when you feel cornered, you will do anything you can to get what you want.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] Well, I wonder where I learned that from.
Nikki: Victoria. I must urge you not to try to undermine your father. That would end badly for the family, and especially, for you.
Nick: Yeah, I think I made the right move. I love my family so much, but having some space right now feels necessary.
Sally: Okay. If that’s the only reason.
Nick: My dad did call me, while I was out of town. Apparently, he’s coming back to the company and taking over as ceo.
Sally: Whoa, that has to be a huge blow for victoria.
Nick: Yeah, she’s got to be spinning right now.
Sally: Have you heard from her?
Nick: She called several times, lot of texts. She was relentless. Um, I’m sure it’s over this change-up.
Sally: She wants your take?
Nick: Maybe. If I know my sister, she could also want me to stay on as her ally. To help her once the whip starts cracking from my dad.
[ Sally laughing ]
Sally: It never ends, does it?
Nick: With my dad?
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Sally: Well, it’s your decision, but I mean, I can see both sides of it. You wanting to step away for your own sake, but also wanting to stabilize your family.
Nick: Still feel like the wild card in all of this is adam. I can’t help but feel like he’s got some self-serving angle, the way he does with everything in life.
Sally: Ooh, yeah, I mean, I want to believe that he’s sincere, but I don’t know. I mean, I’ve been fooled by him before, so…
Nick: You’re not the only one.
Sally: I mean, it could be that he’s trying to convince himself that he really can change.
Nick: Yeah, I don’t know. I just don’t buy it. I mean, adam has every reason to hate us all right now.
Sally: He could just be tired, ready for something new. Maybe, he’s just finally had enough of the conflict.
Nick: Yeah, I don’t know about that. My brother thrives on instigating chaos.
Sally: Yeah, he is good at that.
Nick: Yeah, conflict is in his very being. It’s in his dna.
Victor: Anyway, nate, I appreciate your help and your discretion, all right?
Victor: Well, hello.
Victoria: Is everything all right? Is there anything we should know about?
Victor: Nothing of importance, my darling. I have to leave. I have a meeting at society.
Victoria: Do you need me to join you?
Victor: No, you can just hold down the fort, okay? Uh, by the way, I have them prepare a press release in which I talk about all the changes at newman enterprises. I’ll show it to you when I get back, okay?
Victoria: Thank you.
Victor: Among others, I talked about your mother’s new position at newman media. And the fact that adam will return to the company at the bottom rung of the ladder.
Victoria: Well, I appreciate you keeping me in the loop.
Victor: I knew once you calmed down, you and I would be able to work together.
Victoria: I’m guessing that it would be pointless to tell you that giving adam another position at newman is a huge mistake.
Victor: Do I need to remind you that you started at the bottom as well?
Victoria: Don’t compare me to him. I started in the mailroom because i wanted to know the business, so that I could contribute something meaningful. You and I both know that that’s not adam’s true intention. At least, I hope you know that, dad.
Victor: And I hope you know that I meant what I said. That’s how things will be. And do not forget, for one moment… no one’s position in this company is secure.
Nikki: I’m going back to my office. Let me know if you need anything.
Nate: You okay?
Victoria: Yeah, I’m okay. It’s not like I haven’t heard that before. What about you, what’s going on? What were you and my father talking about?
Nate: You may not believe it if I tell you.
Victoria: Try me.
Nate: Victor wants me to become adam’s new best friend.
Jack: You’re asking for an iou?
Adam: Look, the– the day may never come, but I would like to know that I can count on you for a favor, down the line, if I need it.
Jack: This sounds unnervingly like a deal with the devil.
Adam: Okay, well, maybe, my better angels will win out this time.
Jack: I’m willing to risk it.
[ Adam sighing ]
Adam: Check your inbox. Soon. And you’ll have what you need.
Jack: Thank you.
Jack: Thank you. A mystery!
Nate: Victor wants me to offer adam support in his new role here, under the guise of keeping a close watch on him.
Victoria: Ugh, god. I cannot believe that dad is willing to give adam another chance. Even if he is starting at the bottom, I mean, when is enough enough?
Nate: Yes, I am skeptical too, which I told victor. And I don’t think he would ask me to keep a close eye on him if he wasn’t concerned as well.
Victoria: I can’t see how anyone would believe that adam can turn things around. He’s never been sincere about bettering himself.
Nate: You and I are on the same page.
Victoria: He must have some kind of an agenda.
Nate: I believe victor suspects as much and he’s building a contingency plan. And he wants me to be the one to find out the truth. One way or another.
Victoria: Well, I can see the logic in that. I don’t think it’s a bad plan.
Nick: You know where my phone is?
Sally: Here. Are all of these messages from victoria?
Nick: Ugh. Probably. But she can wait. I don’t want to deal with this right now.
Sally: Nick, you should not ignore your sister. You should call and see what she wants. Maybe, it’s important.
Nick: Hey, vic.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] Finally. I have been trying to get ahold of you.
Nick: What’s going on?
Victoria: Can you meet with me, please? It’s important.
[ Phone ringing ]
Victor: Hello, jill. I’ve been expecting to hear from you.
Jill: You’re damn right, I’m calling you, after what you pulled.
Victor: Oh, what have I done now?
Jill: Oh, stop it. You sold your interest in chancellor-winters without any warning, leaving us to scramble.
Victor: Well, now, jill, I’m so sorry. That you’re distressed now, but that you could have avoided all that had you called me in the first place instead of sending lily to interrogate me.
Jill: Does this mean you’ll tell me what you wouldn’t reveal to lily, who this person is who now owns a stake in my company?
Victor: Sorry, my dear, but I cannot reveal who the investor is.
Jill: So, your loyalty is to them and not to me.
Victor: You just rest assured, you’ll find out soon enough who the new investor is, okay?
Traci: Oh! Good, you’re back.
Jack: Yeah, I’m back. Well, what’s with you? Your message sounded urgent.
Traci: I so– I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I– I– everyone’s fine, everything is fine, I didn’t mean to startle you, but i needed you back here. I didn’t want to spoil the surprise.
Jack: What surprise?
Mamie: Hello, jackie.
[ Mamie, jack laughing ]