Young & The Restless Transcript
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Claire: These are the files for your video conferences tomorrow. I’ve highlighted the issues you mentioned wanting to discuss with each of them.
Nikki: Thank you.
Claire: You’re welcome. And your masseuse is holding a 5:30 appointment for you at the ranch in case you need a little help relaxing after a very long, stressful day.
Nikki: Well, that’s so thoughtful of you. You take good care of me.
Claire: Only because you deserve it, nikki.
Nikki: Well, and you do it so calmly and cheerfully and that really helps me. You have no idea.
Claire: Well, that’s because I really do enjoy working for you. I’m finally doing what I’ve waited so long to do.
Nikki: This is just your first step on your journey. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself.
Claire: I don’t want to fall behind.
Nikki: I don’t think that will happen.
Claire: You’re very encouraging.
Nikki: Well, you’ve already proven that you’re on top of things and I can trust you.
Victor: Adam. Hey son, join me. You’re looking good. Everything all right?
Victor: You got a minute? Sit down.
Adam: Okay. How you doing today?
Victor: You know–
Adam: Doing okay?
Victor: I’m doing damn well. I feel as if I’m on the top of the world.
Chloe: Hi, lady.
Sally: Chloe. Hi.
Chloe: Is this seat taken?
Sally: It’s entirely yours. Uh, just one– one second, let me finish this.
Chloe: Yeah, no problem.
Sally: Okay. All right, done. Sorry.
Chloe: No, please. I hope it was work. And if it was, I hope that means you took my advice and gave up thinking you have any loose threads to tie up with adam. Please tell me you’ve talked to nick and you’ve worked things out.
Nick: It’s this constant tension. Vic insists that dad isn’t himself and that he’s in some sort of crisis.
Sharon: And you’re not sure about her motives.
Nick: I wasn’t sure about her motives. That’s all changed.
Sharon: Why? What do you mean by that? What happened?
Nick: I just want to get your professional take. Um, I hate even saying this out loud. I think there’s something wrong with my dad. Trelegy for copd. Birds flyin’ high, you kn ow how I feel. Breeze driftin’ on by… …you know how I feel take this one step at a time because now you really have me worried about victor and you. You don’t scare easily. What have you noticed?
Nick: All right. Some of this is firsthand. Let me just say that upfront. Um, a lot of it’s gotten back to me, so I can’t swear that it’s accurate, but I do believe it.
Sharon: Understood. Go ahead.
Nick: Dad made a comment about victoria taking over newman media, not mom. He backtracked, but then he thought that adam and sally were still having a baby.
Sharon: Wow, that is scary.
Nick: Then, he called adam “nicholas.”
Sharon: Has anyone corrected him?
Nick: I mean, I definitely have. I think the others have too. How he reacts to it is a toss-up. I mean, he could be completely pissed off and in total denial, shrug his shoulders and just walk away. Other times, he’s completely lucid.
Sharon: So, it sounds like the issues that victor’s having are memory-related.
Nick: Yeah. I mean, physically he’s fine. As good as ever. It’s just these memory lapses and every time they happen, they’re a complete shock because it is unlike him.
Sharon: Have you spoken to nikki about this?
Nick: Yeah, vic and I tried, um, you know. Mom was resistant. So, she’s either in denial or she sees it and she doesn’t want to talk about it.
Sharon: Nikki would insist on victor getting help if she really thought he needed it. So, she maybe truly doesn’t believe there is a problem.
Nick: Yeah, I don’t know. Vic and I tried to talk to dad.
Sharon: And that didn’t go well?
Nick: No, of course not.
Sharon: Has he acknowledged any of this?
Nick: No, he just flew into a rage and accused me and vic of trying to stab him in the back. Then he kicked us out of his office.
Sharon: Memory issues, emotional volatility, confusion.
Nick: So, what do you think it could be? Like alzheimer’s? Dementia? Are we just overreacting to someone who’s just naturally getting older?
Sharon: I wouldn’t begin to speculate, you know, unless I spoke to victor myself. And even then, I’m not a specialist. You know, this is way out of my field.
Nick: I know. Can you at least tell me where we should go from here?
Victor: Nate hastings tells me that you’re doing a damn good job working for him. Makes me very proud of you.
Adam: Well, that’s nice to hear. But honestly, it’s– it’s not that hard of a job.
Victor: Oh, yeah?
Adam: Nate refuses to give me any work that involves sensitive newman business because he thinks I’m gonna misuse it. He makes no secret that he doesn’t trust me.
Victor: Well, can you blame him?
Adam: No, not really. Can I tell you something off the record?
Victor: Of course.
Adam: Frankly, I don’t think nate cares about protecting newman business. I think it’s just about reminding me that I’m under his thumb.
Victor: Hm. Interesting. Huh. Now, do you mind if I tell you something? Just between the two of us?
Adam: Yeah, of course. What is it?
Victor: I have a very strong suspicion that nate hastings is conspiring with victoria to undermine me. To unseat me. To push me out of my ceo chair so that she can take over again and run the damn company.
Chloe: Well, would you please say something? I can’t help if I don’t know what’s going on.
Sally: Okay, fine. Um, nick has been avoiding me.
Chloe: Okay. Um, that might turn out to be a good thing.
Sally: How in the world is nick avoiding me a good thing?
Chloe: Just let him cool down. You know, give him some time to miss you. The two of you can’t talk through things rationally when he’s all worked up.
Sally: Yeah, but this doesn’t feel like a break or a cooling down period. This feels like the end.
Chloe: No, that’s just because you’re scared, so you’re going to the worst case scenario.
Sally: You weren’t there, chloe. You didn’t see the look in his eyes or hear the tone in his voice. For nick, there’s no way forward for us.
Chloe: Yeah, well, I– I refuse to believe that. It– don’t just freak out over something that hasn’t even happened yet.
Sally: Well, I’d say it kind of has happened.
Chloe: No, he is furious at adam. It’s his brother who overstepped and once he realizes that, things will change and the two of you will be able to talk.
Sally: It’s more than that, chloe. Nick is convinced that I have some deep, unresolved feelings for adam and he’s not going to compete with that.
Chloe: Okay. So then convince him that’s not the case. Because it’s not, right? No. Sally, absolutely not.
Nikki: So, how are you settling in?
Claire: It’s a process.
Nikki: Well, at least you already know genoa city from the summers that you spent here during your college years.
Claire: That’s been a huge help, yes.
Nikki: Is it feeling a bit more like home?
Claire: Slowly, but surely. I’m finally finding my way around to the places I don’t already know without constantly consulting my gps, which is huge.
Nikki: Have you made any new friends? What about that friend of yours from college? Have you been able to connect with her?
Claire: We’ve been playing phone tag, but I’m sure we’ll connect one of these days.
Nikki: Oh, that’ll be good for you when you do.
Claire: In the meantime, yes, I’m very happy to say I’ve made some new friends that I’m really enjoying. In fact, I’m actually going out for drinks with a few of them tonight.
Nikki: Oh, that’s great. I– I admit it, I am selfish. I want you to love being here so you don’t get any ideas about leaving.
Claire: When I have a dream job working for a woman I couldn’t admire more, I’m not about to walk away from that.
Nikki: Thank you. For that and for everything you have done for me since you’ve been here.
Claire: I’m the grateful one. You have given me an amazing opportunity.
Nikki: Only because you deserve it. All right, you have done more than enough work today, so go on, get out of here.
Claire: Correction, nikki. It’s actually time for you to get out of here. You head home and I’ll lock up.
Nikki: Are you sure?
Claire: Positive. I’ll see you first thing in the morning.
[ Nikki sighing ]
Nikki: You are an angel. Thank you and have a wonderful time with your new friends tonight.
Sally: I shouldn’t have said anything.
Chloe: No, no, no, no, no. No, I’m sorry. No more judgment.
Sally: Okay. That’s a lie.
Chloe: No, I– I promise I won’t say a negative word. Please just tell me, how are you feeling?
Sally: Okay. Just so you know, adam and I had it out. I completely tore into him for all the ways that he’s messed up my life.
Chloe: Good, good for you.
Sally: But before you get too proud of me.
[ Sally sighing ] I also admitted something to him I probably shouldn’t have.
Sally: I told him the reason that I’ve been feeling all this so deeply is because I haven’t been able to let him go. Okay. You have zero poker face, so you might as well just yell at me.
Chloe: You gave him exactly what he wanted. He wanted to get inside your head and look, mission accomplished. Now, you gave him an opening and now, he will continue to hound you. Even though you were too good for him. Even though he broke your heart. Even though he is a terrible person. Not even a person, I don’t think. And you know what a good, decent, trustworthy, not to mention, sexy man, nick is. Why would you give adam all that power?
Sally: ‘Cause I had to be honest with him.
Chloe: Why? Why? Adam doesn’t understand honesty? It’s like you gave him a free pass to be adam.
Sally: Okay. Well, it’s too late now. It’s out.
[ Chloe groaning ]
Chloe: Okay. Life lesson. Even though you’re feeling something doesn’t mean you need to always let someone know it. Because he is adam, he will do everything he can to make you fall for him again. And then, because he’s adam, he will break your heart.
Sharon: I guess I could have a casual, unassuming conversation with victor. Obviously, I’m more objective than you are and I know him very well. I’d be able to tell if something was off with him. And then that will give me a better sense of what you and victoria are worried about.
Nick: That’d be great. You know, we could set up a time and place for you two to just run into each other and then you can take it from there.
Sharon: Perfect. And don’t worry, I’ll make sure that victor doesn’t feel like he’s being interrogated. I know how to handle victor newman.
Nick: Thank you so much. I’m extremely grateful and I know my mom and victoria will be too. In the meantime, I’ve promised them both that I will devote a lot more of my time to checking in with dad and monitoring the situation.
Nick: You don’t think that’s a good idea?
Sharon: Oh, no, I– I think that’s a very good idea. I don’t mean to sound self-involved, especially at a time like this, but do you think that– that will leave you enough time and energy to focus on our business launch?
Nick: Oh, you don’t have to worry about that, sharon. I’m not gonna leave you in the lurch. I’m still committed to our company. I’m very excited about its future. Although I have to say, I don’t doubt for one minute that you could brilliantly do the thing on your own, if it ever came to that.
Sharon: That’s nice of you to say. But part of the fun of doing this is the fact that we’re doing it together.
Nick: Same for me. Don’t worry. Looking out for my dad is not going to interfere in this new adventure we’re starting together. Or pull me back to newman enterprises.
Adam: Well, I– you, you know that victoria is insulted. You demoted her. And nate, um, he’s definitely ambitious.
Victor: Then, you agree. They’re trying to take me down.
Adam: No, no, no, I– I did not say that. But do I think that she wants her title back? Of course, she wants her title back. And nate will go along with anything that she says, but why do you think that they’re actively pursuing that?
Victor: I don’t know. I overheard some whisperings, you know. She said that she was very upset about having been demoted by me. And nate, instead of calming her down, he encouraged her. I’m convinced they’re trying to prove that I am, you know, I’ve lost my marbles. I’m incapacitated.
Adam: Well you– we all make little mistakes, call people by the wrong name, stuff like that.
Victor: Well, what do you think about that?
[ Adam sighing ]
Adam: I– I– I don’t want to say anything that will um, demean victoria.
Victor: No, no, tell me honestly. What do you think?
Adam: Victoria was furious when you announced that you were gonna come back.
Adam: So yeah, she’s probably trying to undermine you. She’s probably even planning a coup.
Adam: She’s smart. She’s shrewd, she’s ambitious. Just like nate. So yes, the two of them teaming up is a real possibility.
Victor: Yeah. That’s what I am fearing. I’m just very glad that I talked to nicholas and he said that he might come and join me again at newman enterprises to keep an eye on both of them.
Adam: When did nick reconsider coming back to newman?
Victor: Mm-hmm. A while ago, I mean, you don’t seem happy to hear that.
Adam: I’m– I’m not. I mean, there’s already been so many changes around that place already. I don’t even know why he would want to show his face at newman enterprises again. He– he was pissed when victoria shoved him out of the way to bring in nate. Especially now, sharon and he started their own company. Unless… unless he has his own agenda. Do you know what brought this on?
Victor: Yeah. Victoria managed to convince nicholas that, you know, their father is losing it. Unstable enough not to be able to run his company.
Adam: Wow, they, uh, are really coming at you from all sides, dad.
Victor: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Breaks my heart. My own two children conspiring against me. For the stupid, absurd reason that I’m losing it mentally.
Adam: Well, no one’s tougher, sharper and smarter than you are, pop. Must sting that your kids think otherwise. I’m really sorry about that. And might I add, shame on them both.
Victor: Well, I need allies, you know. I really do. Will you be one of them?
Adam: Of course, I will.
Adam: You know, I meant it when I said I learned my lesson. So whatever you need, whatever happens, I’m on your team. I’ve got your back.
Victor: I knew I could count on you.
Sharon: You went from dealing with the cameron nightmare, the tragic loss of the baby and now this? You can’t catch a break.
Nick: Yeah. Maybe, I’m the problem. Nick newman: Bad luck charm. That’s all right. I know everything’s gonna get better once I figure out what’s going on with my dad.
Sharon: You and I both know that this is about more than just your dad. You suddenly don’t have sally to talk to or lean on. Adam said something happened.
Nick: It didn’t work. That’s what happened. And I don’t want to think about it and I certainly don’t want to talk about it. I have too much going on in my life to be focusing on what went wrong with sally.
Sharon: Do you want some advice?
Nick: No, but I know you’re gonna give it to me anyway.
Sharon: If you are carrying around unresolved issues about your relationship, they are going to eat away at you. You have to deal with them right away before they all blow up and things get worse.
Nick: I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying. Is your advice that I should try and work things out with sally?
Sally: Well, nick had just walked out on me and I was furious and hurt and I had this jumble in my brain and then– and then adam said, “I screwed up, but I always do, so what is different this time?” And I just blurted out what I felt. And I regretted it the second the words came out.
Chloe: Well, at least you’re still sane enough to know that you screwed up. Unfortunately, adam will hold on to those words for dear life.
Sally: Yeah, I get it. I just have no idea what to do.
Chloe: Nothing. Just forget it ever even happened.
Sally: But I can’t unsay it.
Chloe: Well, it doesn’t mean that you have to follow through on it. And for god’s sake, please go fix things with nick.
Sally: It’s not that simple.
Chloe: Well, nothing worth fixing ever is. Don’t let adam cost you someone who is so valuable to you, on so many levels. If you let nick slip away, you won’t just potentially lose your new business. You will also lose the best man you’ve probably ever known. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis symptoms are stopping you in your tracks…
Nick: I’m not the problem. Sally is still in love with adam. What is there to work out?
Sharon: Has she said that or have you just decided that you know how she feels?
Nick: She didn’t have to, not with words. It’s there. You know how it is with adam and the pull he has on you.
Sharon: Yes, I do. And I also know that what I once thought was love with him sometimes was actually something else. Something very complicated and very unhealthy for everyone.
Nick: But it kept you attached to him. Just like sally is right now and she doesn’t want to admit it. She knows in her head that being in love with him is a bad idea, but it’s still clearly there and I don’t want to compete with it. It’s something she has to work out. In the meantime, I gotta move on.
Sharon: Well, I’m sorry that things turned out like this, for both of you.
Nick: Yeah. Well, um, my focus right now is my dad and getting our business off the ground.
Sharon: Oh, speaking of business. Does moving on from sally mean that you will also be moving on from the new company that you were planning to fund for her? Are you still going to go ahead with that or have you rescinded your offer?
Nick: I don’t know. It’s a tough one. On one hand, it keeps me tied to her. On the other, this was my idea, you know. I made this commitment to her and pulling the funding just because things didn’t work out with us seems like a very adam thing to do.
Sharon: Okay. Well, I don’t know, sally that well, but if the two of you haven’t talked about it, I imagine she’s probably assuming you are going to pull the plug and she’s about to lose everything. So, maybe you at least owe her a conversation so that she isn’t sitting there worried that she’s about to lose everything in her life without any warning.
Nick: You’re right. You’re right. The last thing I want to do is look back on this situation someday and regret how I handled it. Thanks. Hey, it’s me. Can we meet?
Sally: Of course. Yeah, whenever, wherever you want. Okay. Yeah, I– I will be there. And nick, thank you for calling.
[ Sally sighing ] Okay. Well, what do you know?
Chloe: And see? That is a good guy. Doesn’t play games. Isn’t afraid to have a conversation like an adult. This is a really good sign, don’t you think?
Sally: Well, the way my life’s been going, I– I’m afraid to get my hopes up, but one way or another, at least I will know more than I know now after I talk with him. All right, let’s get going because, oh, I have a meeting with nick newman that could change my whole life.
Chloe: Well, fingers crossed, my friend.
Nikki: I am so fortunate that claire came into my life. She is so smart and she’s interested in the business. God knows she’s on top of everything. And calm, you know, there’s no drama because… oh, it’s happened again. I’m talking to myself, aren’t I?
Victor: Oh, sorry, sweetheart. No, not at all. I– I was listening. Um… something about claire and how you liked her and how efficient she was and all that, right?
Victor: Sorry, but I had a discussion with adam earlier.
Victor: I planted the idea in his head that victoria may be plotting against me, with nate’s help.
Nikki: I’m sure he loved hearing that.
Victor: Well, he didn’t make it too obvious that he was happy about that. But he did say that he thought I was justified in suspecting that victoria was indeed plotting against me. And he quickly pledged his allegiance to me.
Nikki: Of course, he did.
Victor: Yeah. Well, too quickly, but he was trying to be convincing.
Nikki: Victor, do I need to tell you again how much I hate this plan of yours? People will be hurt, including you. No matter how it ends, you’re gonna find out things you don’t want to know.
Victor: Maybe it’s not what I want to know, it’s what I need to know, you know. I need to find out who is gonna make the first move. Victoria or adam. But I’m beginning to have a feeling I will soon find out.
Adam: I, uh, was gonna call, but I figured you needed some time.
Sally: You were right.
Adam: Gotta say, it’s nicer to see you in person though.
Sally: Please don’T.
Adam: Well, I can’t lie. I, um, I can’t get what you said out of my mind.
Sally: Okay. Well, try really hard because I had no business saying any of those things to you, except one. There is no future for us. So, just hold on to that, will you? Please?
Adam: Is– is nick here to meet you?
Sally: Oh, yes, he is.
Sally: It’s none of your concern.
Adam: Sally, he abandoned you because of his bruised ego. Can you really stay in a relationship with him after you admitted how you feel about me?
Sally: I am really glad you asked that. So, people hold on to the past for all sorts of reasons and I shared a private thought with you in a moment of confusion. That was a mistake. So, if you respect me at all, you will just leave it alone.
Adam: Sally, I respect you more than you respect yourself. You– you think that these feelings are bad or they’re wrong? Or this is some sign that you’re messed up, but I know that the love that we had, it deserves a chance.
Sally: I’m not having this conversation with you. Not now. Not ever. Okay? Goodbye, adam.
Adam: Oh, well then, I guess that’s that.
[ Sally sighing ]
Sally: Thank you for meeting with me. I was hoping that you would ’cause we have a lot to discuss.
Nick: We don’t have to talk about anything personal. It’s strictly a professional conversation about your–
[ Nick breathing deeply ] About your business startup. Nothing more.
Sally: I see. So in other words, you’re pulling the plug. I get it. You have lost faith in that too.
Nikki: Darling, I don’t deny that victoria was furious when you announced you were coming back to newman and demoted her to co-ceo, but you’re still her father. She still adores you. She would never do anything to betray you. Trust me. If anyone is plotting against you, it’s adam.
Victor: Trust me. I’ll find out soon enough.
Nick: Sally, I’m not pulling out of your business.
Sally: You’re not?
Nick: No. I’ll admit it. I did think about it, but that’s not who I am. And I wanted to tell you that in person. I made a financial commitment to you and I will honor it. Yes, things have changed with us, but one thing that hasn’t changed is my belief in your talent and your potential. So, I’m good, no matter how off track our relationship has gotten.
Sally: How did things get so off track between us?
Nick: Like I said, we don’t have to talk about that. But I will say, it’s not because of me. I was very excited about our relationship. Where it was going and what it could be. Every day, I was hoping and praying that adam would just fade away, but he never did. He was always there. Sally, from someone who deeply cares about you, you need to figure out what you want in life or you’re never gonna be happy.
Sally: I’ve just been so confused. So much has happened.
Nick: I hate to sound cold, but that is not on me. I knew exactly what I wanted. It was your confusion, it has to be worked out. And I just have so much going on in my life. I can’t keep doing this with you.
[ Adam sighing ]
Adam: What? What the hell is going on with you, dad?