Young & The Restless Transcript
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Adam: Damn it!
Nick: Good morning, dad.
Victor: Hey, son. Hi, sweetheart.
Victoria: Good morning.
Victor: So, to what do I owe this visit?
Nick: I brought vic up to speed about your mental fitness, the truth about your health.
Victor: My health?
Victoria: Daddy, nick told me that you’ve been fooling us this whole time. I can’t believe you. I can’t believe that you would let me think that there’s something seriously wrong with you. I mean, did you feel that my loyalty needed to be tested that badly? Do you actually think that I would exploit your health just for a job title?
Victor: What is this all about?
Kyle: You’re doing everything right, mariah. And the audiologist you saw came highly recommended.
Mariah: Mm-hmm. Yep. Dr. George is amazing. You know, she was on devon’s care team when he got his cochlear implant.
Kyle: Perfect. He knows her from personal experience.
Mariah: She’s fantastic. She’s so knowledgeable and extremely patient, especially with tessa and me and our endless questions.
Kyle: See, you’re setting yourselves up for success in every way.
Mariah: Yeah, but still, I just have all of these doubts, these worries in my mind.
Kyle: Well, then let’s take the what-ifs head on. Even if the hearing aids don’t work, there are other options, right?
Mariah: There are.
Kyle: Okay. You have a strong support team.
Mariah: Yeah, the best.
Kyle: You can do this, mariah.
Mariah: Thank you. I needed to hear that. Well, what about you? How is the job search going?
Kyle: Oh. Uh, refresh my memory. Um, what exactly is a job?
Mariah: Oh, please tell me you’re at least looking.
Kyle: Why? I’m rather enjoying the easy life.
Mariah: Yeah, because you always struck me as a man of leisure.
Kyle: Well, I’m learning how to make sourdough from mrs. Martinez.
Mariah: Of course, you are.
[ Kyle laughing ]
Kyle: No, no. Um, but I am having fun.
Mariah: That’s great. But how much longer can that last? I mean, I know you. You’re just like your father. You love hard work. You love proving yourself.
Kyle: That’s true. And the downtime has been driving me crazy.
Mariah: Okay. So, do you have any idea what you wanna do next?
Kyle: I do actually. I want to be back at jabot in my old co-ceo job.
Mariah: Okay. Wait a second. I– I– I thought you said things were going downhill at jabot, and now you want back in? I think it’s too bad since your uncle has your old job.
Kyle: That could be changing soon.
Billy: Look at you. You’re here.
Chelsea: I’m back, baby.
Billy: Thank god.
Chelsea: That was the welcome home I was waiting for.
Billy: It’s damn good to see you.
Chelsea: Did you miss me?
Billy: Every day. And why didn’t you tell me you were coming home?
Chelsea: I wanted to surprise you. Be a little mysterious. Did it work?
Billy: Am I smiling?
Chelsea: Your face. It’s not the same as video chats.
Billy: No, it’s not the same like this.
Chelsea: Well, full disclosure, I’m also here for a little bit of work. I have a marchetti meeting to discuss the spring collection.
Billy: I heard about that.
Chelsea: I also need to put out a few fires.
Billy: Trouble at marchetti?
Chelsea: Let’s just say summer and chloe both have very strong personalities.
Billy: I haven’t heard of any issues.
Chelsea: Well, that’s about to change.
Summer: They’re good, but they’re just not there yet.
Chloe: Um, oh, okay, uh, these are just initial sketches just to give you an idea of where we’re headed.
Summer: I get that. But I really do think that we need to go back to the drawing board. Start completely fresh.
Chloe: We’ve done that a couple times already. Look, summer, can you please just trust me and my years of experience? These are good. We just need a bit more time to get them fleshed out.
Summer: Marchetti has a very specific look. A very specific clientele.
Chloe: [ Chuckles ] Okay, look, you just need to give chelsea and me more leeway. We know what we’re doing. We have years of experience.
Summer: So, you mean more experience than– than me?
Chloe: That’s not what I said.
Summer: Look, I know that you and chelsea have a lot of experience. You’ve worked together successfully in fashion before and I know that that means that you’re used to doing what you want to do. But I’m in charge of marchetti and I know exactly what I want.
Chloe: Fair. But also being in charge means listening to your people and letting their creativity flow.
Summer: So, you think that I’m holding you back? Is that it?
Chloe: Look, I– I thought maybe in the beginning when we were working together, maybe there were just some initial bumps in the road, but lately, you seem to be second-guessing every design and suggestion we make. Why can’t you just let go?
Nick: Dad, she knows everything.
Victoria: Yeah, I know everything. Nick told me that you’ve been pretending to appear mentally unstable, forgetting big life events, drawing strange pictures and leaving them behind like breadcrumbs for nicholas to find.
Nick: I know you had reasons for it. Vic and I have talked about it. We’re willing to go along with this plan of yours to help you prove that adam is the one you need to be worried about.
Victoria: That’s right. Adam. Adam is the one with the loyalty issue. This plan should be for him and for him alone.
Victor: I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. What plan?
Nick: The plan that you admitted to me.
Victor: I didn’t admit to a damn thing. I didn’t set a trap for anyone. What are you talking about?
Nick: Dad, enough with these games. You said to me that you were setting a trap to uncover any traitors that were around you.
Victor: Are you trying to trick me?
Victoria: Oh, god. Come on. You know that’s not true.
Victor: I know what you’re doing. I know exactly what you’re doing. You’re trying to convince me that I’m losing my own mind.
Adam: Well, good morning, barely.
Sally: Oh, my god. What time is it?
Adam: It’s, um, it’s pretty late. Which is not surprising since we were, uh, up most of the night.
Sally: Have you heard from your work?
Adam: Yeah. I got a half a dozen texts from nate that I didn’t hear. Haven’t, uh, slept that soundly in a long time.
Sally: Yeah, me neither, I guess.
Adam: Look, I know that this was unexpected and I just wanna make sure that you’re okay. I know we still have a lot to unpack after all that we talked about and, uh, and did last night. I understand if last night does not mean what I hope it means. Do you regret that we spent the night together?
Sally: I don’t regret what happened last night. But you’re right. There is a lot to unpack.
Adam: We could talk once I’m done with work if you want. We can– maybe wanna grab some dinner?
Sally: I think I just need to take a breath. You know, just let it sink in before I figure out where things go from here.
Adam: Of course.
Sally: Thanks. I… appreciate that.
Adam: For the record.
Adam: I don’t regret a single moment about last night. I’ll see you later.
Nick: Nobody’s trying to trick you, dad. After our conversation last night, I reached out to vic. I told her everything.
Victor: Our conversation last night?
Nick: Yes. I confronted you about the drawing adam found in your desk. The one made up of the snake with all the kids’ names in it. It’s from the serpent of names. From that– that– that book from my childhood that I loved so much.
Victoria: Nick told me that you’ve been faking this condition of yours and you’ve been trying to deceive all of us.
Nick: You confessed to me that you were setting a trap to test your kid’s loyalty.
Victor: I– I don’t know. Do I need to do that?
[ Knocking on door ] Come in. Oh, nate.
Nate: Sorry for interrupting.
Victor: Take me out of here. What the hell are you talking about?
Nate: Of course.
Nick: What the hell is going on?
Billy: So, how’s my buddy, connor, doing?
Chelsea: He’s doing great. He says to say hello to you.
Billy: Oh, yeah? Tell him I say hello. And that’s all true? Everything’s good with him?
Chelsea: It’s better than good, billy. The school is fantastic. It’s doing wonders for connor’s self-esteem and mental health.
Billy: That’s amazing.
Chelsea: Yeah. He’s around a bunch of kids that struggle with the same difficulties, you know? His age, they can talk about things openly. So, it was the right move going to the school.
Billy: I know the last time that I visited, he, uh, he seemed really proud of himself. I think some of that had to do with him picking the school, you know, finding it on his own, helping you and adam make that tough decision to go there.
Chelsea: He knew what he wanted. My son is smart, intuitive. Oh, and he has also moved into the dorms, so that’s going well.
Billy: Wow. Not afraid to make choices for himself, huh?
Chelsea: Yeah. And he has also told me with confidence that if I want to come back to genoa city so I don’t have to continue working remotely, he supports that.
Billy: Well, he must feel at ease there.
Chelsea: Yeah, he does. He is busy. He has so many activities. He’s playing sports. I definitely plan to go back and see him on the weekends. But the truth is, even when I was there, I was only seeing him on the weekends anyway because it’s a boarding school.
Billy: Look at you. You did the right thing by your kid. That’s good. You made him feel safe and heard.
Chelsea: Well, thank you for all your support. It really means a lot to me.
Billy: He’s a wonderful boy and you’re an amazing mother. And selfishly, I’m very happy you’re gonna be spending more time here ’cause I need you around more than ever.
Chelsea: Oh, yeah?
Chelsea: You know, I still have my apartment upstairs.
Billy: Oh, is that right?
Billy: That one right there?
Chelsea: That one right there. You wanna go up for a bit?
I know this is out of place
I’m glad that you could
I’ve been sipping on
an empty cup since 10
I just can’t find my way
to say what I’ve been
trying to say
the words don’t want
to make a sound
and I know that I’ve wasted
too much time
baby, don’t you understand
I just want to be your man
baby, don’t you understand
I just want to be your man
baby, don’t you understand
I just want to be your man
baby, don’t you understand
I just want to be your man when my doctor gave me breztri for my copd
Summer: I’m not second guessing. I have faith in you and chelsea.
Chloe: Well, it doesn’t feel that way.
Summer: It’s not personal. I just know what I want and frankly, I haven’t seen it yet.
Chloe: Okay. Well, maybe you just need to open your mind a little. I mean, we just need to meet in the middle on this.
Summer: We can’t afford to put out anything that’s less than perfection. Spring is an incredibly competitive time in fashion.
Chloe: Yeah. I’m aware of that.
Summer: We need to keep our customers engaged and excited. We actually need to up the ante. That has been our goal ever since we moved marchetti to the states.
Chloe: And we will. We have done customer surveys and research. At a certain point, you just need to let it all go and trust ourselves, that we know what they’re looking for.
Summer: Our sales have been down as of late. And I actually don’t think that we just need to let it go. I think that we need to be more targeted and specific, and that is the reason I have been trying to push you and chelsea to be the absolute best that you can be.
Chloe: Okay. Noted about the sales. I will make a point to pay attention to that. But I think it’s your fears that are clouding your judgment.
Summer: What fears?
Chloe: Well, maybe you’re feeling the need to prove yourself now that kyle is gone and you’re worried that you won’t measure up on your own.
Summer: Wow. Okay.
Chloe: Oh, look– look, I’m sorry. I– I– I’m not blaming you. I– I just think that maybe you’re feeling, you know, the slumping of sales and, you know, it’s throwing you off. And for some reason, you just can’t trust yourself and know that chelsea and I can deliver for you.
Summer: That’s not what’s happening here.
Chloe: Okay. Well, then the only other reason is you don’t think that we can pull this off.
Billy: I’m really enjoying having you home.
Chelsea: Mm-hmm. Me too. You know, I didn’t know, um, I don’t know if I was gonna be able to track you down today. I didn’t know your schedule at jabot.
Billy: Yeah. Jabot.
Chelsea: Uh-oh. Still facing problems at work?
Billy: It’s chaotic.
Chelsea: I thought things would get better now that ashley’s back at the company.
Billy: Well, that part is good. It’s been nice having her back, but tucker’s still in town and it’s one underhanded move after another.
Billy: I don’t think I told you, but he got phyllis and her it skills to hack into jabot’s account and then deposit that money into my personal account.
Chelsea: What? To make it look like you were embezzling money?
Chelsea: To what end?
Billy: Like I said, it’s chaotic. We, jack, and I figured that out pretty quickly, but he showed up at jack and diane’s wedding with a wedding gift, and of course, there was a listening device attached to it.
Chelsea: Are you serious?
Billy: To top it all off–
Chelsea: The brass on him.
Billy: Ashley’s back in town and she wants to figure out what he’s up to and she’s determined.
Chelsea: Oh, figure out how? She can’t just ask him.
Billy: Wouldn’t that be nice? No. She’s got a plan and I don’t like it, but I know better to try and control my sister. I mean, she’s watching out for the family company, so that I support.
Chelsea: I mean, do you really think tucker can do damage to jabot? I mean, his behavior seems underhanded and sketchy, but also very childish.
Billy: I hear you. I’m not sure if it’s all a diversion or what.
Chelsea: Oh, so he can like attack from another angle.
Billy: I would like to believe that we can handle another tucker-like attack, but I’m– I’m not sure. You know, he can hit hard when the mood strikes.
Chelsea: Yeah. Well, you think ashley will soften him?
Billy: She’s determined, like I said. She thinks she can handle him.
Chelsea: Well, if anybody’s got a shot, it’s ashley. I mean, she’s his weakness or used to be.
Billy: Hm. At this point, I don’t– I don’t know. Right now, I think I have a bigger problem to solve.
Billy: No. My nephew, kyle. I think he’s coming after me.
Mariah: Why would you think that billy would lose his job so soon? Did he screw up again? Pulled a billy abbott special?
Kyle: Not yet, but it’s only a matter of time. The best predictor of future behavior is the past.
Mariah: And you think destruction is in billy’s nature?
Kyle: I don’t think we should wait around for him to do what he always does. Smart move is to take action before he has a chance to mess things up at jabot.
Mariah: Yeah, I do not like this at all.
Mariah: The– the look in your eyes, the tone in your voice. I’ve never known you to be ruthless.
Kyle: I’m only looking out for my family’s company and myself.
Mariah: Are you really gonna try to get billy, your uncle, fired?
Kyle: Okay. I’m not actively trying to undermine him, no. But I am going after what I want. Look, I gave my father an ultimatum: Bring me back as co-ceo or I walk for good.
Mariah: Wow. That seems harsh. And– and you know ultimatums rarely work, especially with family.
Kyle: I don’t feel like I had any other choice.
Mariah: Is it really worth getting into a family war just to take back your co-ceo position? I mean, does the job really mean that much to you?
Kyle: Maybe it does, mariah.
Mariah: Kyle, you are smart, you’re focused, energetic. You can do anything. And maybe it’s time to think about going out on your own, starting your own business, free of family politics and tension.
Nate: I’m sure whatever victoria and nick were saying to you, they meant well. Their intentions are good.
Victor: I’m not sure about that.
Nate: They’re worried about their father. They’re looking out for you. Wanna protect you.
Victor: They just wanna make a big deal out of this. They want me to be examined, to be looked at, to– tested. I don’t want that intrusion intrusion in my life.
Victor: By the way, have you been able to get ahold of the specialist you were promising me?
Nate: I’m waiting for a callback.
Victor: You are the only one I can trust.
Adam: Oh, well, good morning, you two. Oh, you look unusually miserable today.
Victoria: Would you shut up, adam?
Nick: Where are we coming from? Sally’s room? Begging her for another chance? When are you gonna let it go?
[ Music begins to play “love like this” b
Adam: I missed you so much. You know, being here with you.
Sally: Yeah. It was just–
Adam: I know. For both of us. It’s not like we were planning for it.
Sally: No, no. Definitely not.
Adam: But for me, it feels right. Meant to be.
Sally: [ Exhales ] Enough.
Adam: Have, uh, either one of you seen or spoken to our father this morning?
Nick: Yeah, we just saw him at the office.
Adam: And how does he seem?
Nick: He’s in and out of his faltering mental state. Today, he seems forgetful.
Adam: Well, whatever is going on with him, it’s clearly not going away.
Nick: You might be right about that.
Adam: I actually spoke with a specialist last night.
Victoria: You spoke to someone without consulting us?
Adam: Yes. Okay? I was worried just like you are.
Nick: Did the doctor have any advice?
Adam: He advised me to have victor meet with him so he can better assess the situation. Now, I think the three of us could make that happen.
Victoria: No. No. It’s not gonna be necessary for you to be involved going forward. We’ll handle everything with our father. He doesn’t trust you. In fact, none of us do.
Victor: Where did you take me? Where are we?
Nate: Uh, the park. You asked to come here.
Victor: Oh. I can’t seem to figure this out.
Nate: Figure what out?
Victor: The moments when everything is very clear and then, suddenly becomes foggy, you know? I mean, moments of clarity and then, I don’t know, it just gone.
Nate: Okay. Okay. We’ll get that sorted. I promise.
[ Victor sighing ]
Victor: One thing I do know, I do know that I’m alone.
Nate: That’s not true. You’re not alone. You have your family.
[ Victor groaning ]
Victor: No. They wanna take everything from me.
Victor: My children.
Nate: No, victor. They love you. You–
Victor: They– they wanna take my company from me, my sanity, my autonomy, everything. I mean, victoria is very angry with me.
Nate: Victoria would never do anything against you. She wouldn’t dare attempt a coup by using your condition as a weapon.
Victor: You sure about that?
Nate: Very much so.
Victor: They’re my children. I raised them to be ruthless and cutthroat as I am. Now, you see what I created? Monsters of my own making. Think about that.
Adam: Look, I get why the two of you are trying to shut me out.
Nick: It’s a delicate situation, adam. We have to proceed with caution.
Adam: And don’t you think I know that? Don’t you think I realize the consequences if word got out that our father has this condition?
Victoria: Would you please keep your voice down?
Adam: Okay. I know that you can’t trust me.
Victoria: You’re damn right we don’T.
Adam: And it’s understandable.
Victoria: Good. So then, you’ll back off.
Adam: Okay. I can’t do that because I’m as scared as you are and I’m not gonna sit by and do nothing, okay? I’m victor’s child too.
Nick: Yes, adam. We know that.
Adam: I’m not standing on the sidelines. Or turning a blind eye. I have to do something with or without you.
Victoria: So stupid.
Summer: I do trust you and chelsea.
Chloe: Well, it’s hard to accept that when you’re breathing down our necks.
Summer: This isn’t about you and it’s not about me either. This is about the spring line.
Chloe: Yeah. Which we are doing. I mean– but, it’s right there. You’re just not willing to see it.
Summer: This is a mistake.
Summer: This whole thing, the big picture, it’s just– it’s not working. And we are clearly not getting anywhere right now, so let’s take a break.
Chloe: Okay. Wait, hold on. Hold on a sec. I mean, we– we can talk this through a bit more.
Summer: I have calls that I need to make, so let’s wait for chelsea and we can reconvene, but for right now, we’re done.
Kyle: I have thought about starting my own company from time to time.
Mariah: You could totally do it. I believe in you.
Kyle: But I always end up nixing the idea because it just doesn’t feel right.
Mariah: And going back to jabot does.
Kyle: Despite its challenges, yeah. Okay. Look, when I was fired from newman media, victor gave me some advice.
Mariah: Mm. I can’t wait for this.
Kyle: He said I should go back to where I belong, working with my family. And I actually think he’s right.
Mariah: So, you’re gonna base your entire life’s purpose off of something victor told you to do.
Kyle: No. I– I think it’s been brewing in me for a while, but what he said helped clarify it.
Mariah: Enlighten me.
Kyle: Okay. I do get frustrated with my dad, but I can’t let go of the feeling that my place is at jabot. You know, my family’s company, my grandfather’s legacy.
Mariah: I didn’t know that it meant so much to you.
Kyle: Well, I think I’ve always taken it for granted because it’s been a part of my life. I mean, jabot was everything to the abbotts. It’s a part of their identity. It’s a part of me. And I now realize I will do whatever it takes to get back there.
Mariah: Even railroading billy?
Kyle: No, no, no. Don’t put it like that. Look, I deserve my spot, my place and I’m confident that eventually, things will go my way.
Chelsea: You’re concerned about kyle? Why?
Billy: Because he is gunning from my job. He had it before and he wants it back.
Chelsea: Do you think jack would give it to him?
Billy: I think he’s putting jack in a really tough position. I mean, he’s having to choose between his son and his brother. And to be honest, I don’t– I don’t feel too confident about the way he’s leaning.
Chelsea: Jack wouldn’t do that to you, would he?
Billy: He’d be making a mistake if he did. And it would make me question his judgment when it comes to jabot.
Chelsea: Mm-hmm. So, do you still blame diane for that? His blind devotion to her?
Billy: Actually, between jack and diane, she’s been the levelheaded one. And I’m sure she would want her son to work alongside them and she wouldn’t question pushing me aside.
Chelsea: So, you think you’ll be squeezed out?
Billy: Look, I’m not trying to point fingers or lay blame. Jack has had it coming at him from all sides. Started with ashley, then tucker, and now kyle. It’s enough to shake anyone’s judgment.
Chelsea: Mm-hmm. Sounds like jack could really use your leadership skills right about now.
Billy: I’ve been working hard and doing good work, I have to say. I’ve been strong and steady in that c-suite.
Chelsea: And kyle?
Billy: Kyle’s had everything handed to him. He hasn’t had to work for anything in his life. He’s not ready for a leadership role. He hasn’t paid his dues.
Chelsea: So, what’s the solution, hm? What are you gonna do?
Billy: I don’t know. It’s my family company.
Chelsea: Are you sure this is what you really want?
Billy: Yeah, it’s what I want.
Chelsea: Okay. I’m just worried that you’re doing it because you feel like you have to because you’re– you’re scared of feeling like a failure.
Billy: It’s not that. This is what I want. It’s the first time I actually feel like I’m on the right path and I’m gonna do everything I can to stay on it.
Chelsea: Well, then I support you.
Billy: Thank you. It’s nice to have you home.
Chelsea: It’s nice to be home.
Nate: It’s true. You taught your children to be ruthless, to go after what they want. Sometimes, even at the expense of each other. But not you. Never their father.
Victor: Victoria wants power. I took it from her.
Nate: Victoria has accepted her new place as your co-ceo.
Victor: You really believe that?
Victor: Then, there’s adam. You know, adam has resented me ever since he set foot in genoa city. I– I– no matter what I try to placate him, it’s not working.
Nate: It’s possible adam is concerned about you more than you’re allowing yourself to see.
Victor: You know what’s happening? Adam and victoria are trying to take me down and I will do something to stop them.
Nate: What will you do?
Victor: I’m gonna fire their asses. Send them as far away from me and this company as possible. That’s what I’m gonna do.
Nick: I don’t know what to make of dad’s behavior. I wasn’t expecting that.
Victoria: I feel like there are only two explanations for what just happened.
Nick: All right. Care to share?
Victoria: Dad’s explanation to you the other night about his odd behavior it’s just a coverup to hopefully keep us from pursuing this further.
Nick: Meaning there is something wrong with him mentally and he doesn’t want it to get out.
Victoria: That’s one option.
Nick: What’s the other?
Victoria: Dad’s acting like he didn’t tell you that he was faking his illness because he still doesn’t trust me.
Nick: What would be the point of that?
Victoria: His end game has changed. He’s come up with another trap, but this one’s for me.
Adam: Dad? Dad? Hey, dr. Skelton. It’s, uh, adam newman. Hey, thank you for speaking with me last night. Um, I’m gonna try to arrange a meeting with my father today for drinks at society. If I give you the time, do you think that you could, uh, stop by say hello?
Chelsea: [ Gasps ] Hi.
Chloe: Oh, I’m so happy that you’re here.
Chelsea: Oh, I am so happy to see you.
Chloe: I have missed you so much. It’s so good to see you. You look, I mean, amazing. Fabulous. We have a big problem.
Chelsea: Where’s summer?
Chloe: Uh, she had to step out. Um, yeah, we– we– we needed a breather.
Chelsea: A breather? That bad, huh?
Chloe: Yeah. This is turning into a disaster of epic proportions and, um, I mean, I thought that I could get it sorted, but it’s appearing to tear apart at the seams.
Chelsea: Okay. The three of us, we’ll sit down, we will figure out a way to work this out.
Chloe: No, it– it’s not you or me. It’s summer. She is fixated and inflexible. You need to help me calm her down and get her to see that we know better than she does.
Mariah: Well, I have gotta go meet tessa and aria for the big appointment.
Kyle: Keep me posted on what happens.
Mariah: Yeah. I want you to do the same, okay? I really hope everything works out with jabot. Just a word of advice. Proceed with caution.
Kyle: Good luck. Send tessa my love and I’ll see you later.
Kyle: Billy, what’s going on?
Billy: I know what you’re up to, kyle. So, we’re gonna clear the air once and for all.