Young & The Restless Transcript
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Chloe: Oh, thank you. Well, look at you, all chipper and energetic. I haven’t seen that in a long time. Like, a really long time. I like it.
Sally: So do I. I’ll have the same thing.
Chloe: Uh, so tell me, what’s going on?
Sally: Well, I’m actually headed from here to meet with my very first client, daniel romalotti, I will have you know.
Chloe: Wow, that’s amazing. Congratulations. And now, I don’t have to worry about kevin going over there to cardboard boxes and two recliners. I got this.
Sally: Oh, thank you. Daniel would never. I mean, I know you know him better than I do, but the man is an artist. He is a thinker. He’s gonna want something interesting, but personal, dynamic visuals, but with lots of comfort.
Chloe: Oh, that’s a really good pitch.
Chloe: You know, I am just so happy that things are finally turning around for you.
Sally: Yeah, it feels really great. I really was starting to wonder if I was ever gonna wake up and be excited for my life again and have something to look forward to, and now here I am. I really can’t believe it.
Chloe: Well, I get the impression that this mood is about more than just work. I’m gonna guess that things are back on track with you and nick.
[ Sally chuckling ]
Victor: The time has come to tell you all the truth. I have to admit… that my mental state has been somewhat precarious as of late. I hate to say it, but I’ve lived in denial for a while. So, the time has come when I need to do something about it.
Lily: Well, I mean, it’s a little late to ask me now, right? You already bought the place.
Daniel: True. I just–
Daniel: I guess that I want you to be as excited as I am about this.
Lily: Yeah. Well, I mean, if I’m being honest… I am thrilled. I’m really, really happy that we’re gonna be close to each other.
Daniel: Great. So, it’s all good.
Lily: It’s great. It is. Never ask me again.
Lily: Wait, aren’t you meeting sally? Right?
Daniel: Well, you know, I do have a little bit of time. When was devon supposed to be coming over here?
Lily: Oh. I have a little bit of time too.
Daniel: Oh, yeah?
Devon: Oh, thank you.
Abby: This change thing, you’re not talking about our living arrangements, are you? Are you wanting to move back into your old building?
Devon: No, no, not at all. I love the mansion. It feels home. Dominic loves it too.
Abby: He does love it, yes. So, what are you talking about?
Devon: I’m mostly talking about the company. Mamie’s investment into it.
Abby: But you love mamie?
Devon: I do love mamie, yeah. I just don’t know how this is gonna change things. I know she’s really adamant about bringing nate back into the fold.
Abby: I see, yes. That does complicate things, but it could be a positive thing, right? I mean, you had talked about wanting to work things out with your cousin eventually.
Devon: The key word right there is “eventually.” ‘Cause I think– I think a lot more time needs to go by before we ever consider bringing nate back and, you know, mamie is just trying to force family unity through business transactions and force us to do things we’re not ready to do yet just for the sake of the company.
Abby: Can I say something?
Abby: As a newman and an abbott, I mean, I know a thing or two about this. My family communicates in business memos and hostile takeovers. I know that you are strong enough to not be manipulated by anyone and if mamie wants to use her leverage in the company to reunite you with your cousin, I mean, it’s really not anything to be afraid of.
Devon: Yeah, that’s true.
Abby: Just trust your instincts and you’ll be fine.
Devon: Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe that’s not the only thing about mamie’s involvement that concerns me.
Abby: Okay, what else is there?
Devon: Well, I half think that tucker is behind her investment in chancellor-winters, just to get closer to me.
Devon: It’s a different tune when tucker might be involved, isn’t it?
Abby: Yeah, it’s not just a different tune, it’s not music at all. It’s like nails on a chalkboard. I mean, gosh, can this guy just get out of our lives?
Devon: And yet, this is what I’m dealing with.
Abby: Well, I have faith that you’re gonna do the right thing, so just meet with lily and figure out what the two of you want. Look, I know that you are strong and you are not going to be manipulated or bullied by anyone, so don’t let mamie push you around and don’t let tucker bully you into anything.
Devon: This is why I came to see you because you make everything sound so simple. But I love you for it.
Abby: I love you.
Devon: I really do. Thank you.
Abby: It’s all gonna be fine.
Devon: Thank you. I appreciate the soda.
Devon: See you at home, okay?
Abby: Okay. Good luck!
Devon: Thank you.
Victor: I’m sorry, my darling.
Nikki: That announcement was not at all what I was hoping you would say.
Adam: Dad, I– I really admire that you’re facing what we all have noticed.
Victor: Is that why you tried to trick me into seeing a doctor? To be evaluated without my consent?
Adam: No. Okay, I wasn’t happy about it, you can trust me on that, but you just said that you were in denial. Would you have co-operated if I was upfront with you?
[ Victor sighing ]
Victor: I guess… I’ve been faking this whole damn thing, you know? Because I was afraid of what was happening to me. I apologize.
Nick: No apologies, dad. I was wondering if that’s what was happening. Obviously, I hoped it wasn’t, but the thought did occur to me.
Victoria: Yes, daddy. And when nicholas told me, I was wondering the same thing. What needs to be done? How do we handle this?
[ Victor sighing ]
Sally: Professionally, things are fine with nick. Personally… not so much.
Chloe: What is that supposed to mean?
Sally: Nick made it very clear that I need to figure out who I am and what I want.
Chloe: Okay, well that’s an easy one.
Sally: It is?
Chloe: What, yes! Come on! You’re sally spectra, designer extraordinaire. And what do you want? I mean, that is easy too. You want a successful, gratifying future with nick as your partner in every way. Am I wrong?
Sally: I love how you’re able to just cut through all the emotional clutter and get straight to the bottom line. And the bottom line is that the swift kick in my ass that nick gave me really woke me up. I am tired of wrapping myself in this shroud of confusion and despair and pretending like it’s comforting me, when really, it’s just more like a straitjacket.
Chloe: Will you please go easy on yourself? I mean, you’ve been through so much.
Sally: Yes, but that does not give me permission to settle for slinking around day after day, night after night, moping and– and crying into my pillow. I mean, it’s embarrassing and it’s nauseating and pathetic and I’m not even enjoying my own company anymore, so how can I expect anyone else to?
Chloe: Well, you don’t hear me complaining about it.
Sally: Yes, but that’s because you’re such an incredible friend. My only friend, actually, now that I mention it, but that’s okay ’cause you’re so wonderful, you count for about a dozen of them.
Chloe: Well, I do have a very big personality. This is true.
Sally: Well, it is up to me to repay you for it.
Chloe: Friendships are not transactional. Wait, unless you wanna buy me a yacht.
Sally: Okay, noted. But I– I– I need to do this for both of us. It is time for me to get my act together. You know, I’m– I’m– I’m– I’m done with this sadness and this poor me attitude that I have fallen into, you know? I’m– I’m– I am going to embrace this new career, I’m gonna live my life and I am finally going to get my spark back. That is a promise.
Chloe: Go, you.
Sally: Because you’re right. I am sally spectra and I am finally going to start living the name again.
Chloe: Can I get an amen?
[ Sally giggling ]
Chloe: It is a great new plan, as long as it doesn’t include adam. I am just– I’m so thrilled to hear this and I really needed to hear it. I have had a crappy few days and I just needed to be reminded that I don’t have to be living like this.
Sally: Wait, what happened? What’s wrong?
Chloe: Oh, you know what? I– I should have seen it coming because when I first–
Sally: Hello. Chloe, I would love for you to meet my very first client of my brand new business, daniel romalotti.
Chloe: Hi. You know, you look oddly familiar.
Daniel: You know, I was just about to say the same thing.
[ Daniel and chloe laughing ]
Chloe: Good to see you!
Daniel: How you doing?
Chloe: Oh, you look great.
Daniel: Thank you. You too. May I sit down?
Chloe: Yeah. Of course.
Sally: Thank you so much I cannot wait to get over there and walk you through them.
Daniel: Yeah, well, that makes two of us.
[ Phone ringing ] Oh, hang on a second. This will just take a minute. Sorry, excuse me. Hello, matt? Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Did you get the email?
Sally: I’ve got an idea. Come with me to daniel’S. Let me exploit your wisdom and your impeccable taste.
Chloe: Uh, yeah. I think I could actually make that work. I’ve got a couple of hours ’til my next meeting, although I’d rather have a root canal.
Sally: That bad, huh? I’m– I’m so sorry. You were just about to tell me.
Chloe: No, no, no. You know what? Uh, let’s not get into all that. I’m not gonna rain on your parade. You have to focus on your first new client, so to answer your question, yes, I would love to tag along.
Lucy: I really hope dad found us somewhere to live.
Heather: Why? What do you have against the athletic club? Everybody loves this place.
Lucy: I do too. I just– I don’t know. Living here feels so temporary. Once we have our own place, it’ll feel more real. Like we’re actually living here.
Heather: I feel exactly the same way. As soon as we get settled in, I will reach out to your father.
Lucy: Okay. Just don’t tell him we’re here yet. I wanna make sure it’s a surprise.
Heather: You really are happy that we made this decision, aren’t you?
Lucy: I am. I’m really happy and relieved too. Don’t get me wrong, portugal was fun and interesting, and I’m really happy we got to spend some time there. It’s just… I missed america. I missed home.
Heather: I know, honey. Me too.
Lucy: I missed dad too. I mean, even before we left the country, but he’s dad again and um, I’m really happy I get to be near him.
Lily: Okay, so, what do you think? Are we good?
Devon: I think we are.
Devon: I say let’s send it.
Lily: Send it? Okay. Done.
Devon: Done. Good.
Devon: What is next?
Lily: Uh, next…
[ Lily sighing ] I think we should talk about aunt mamie.
Lily: Yeah, I don’t know. I’ve just been thinking a lot about what she’s done and what she hopes to do.
Devon: Yeah, so have I.
Lily: I don’t know. I just feel like her dreams for the company hinge on nate coming back to work with us. But I don’t know. I mean, is that even a possibility?
Victor: Now… obviously, the top priority in all of this is that we protect the integrity of newman enterprises.
Victoria: Dad, the top priority is protecting your health at all costs.
Nick: Vic’s right. You come first.
Nate: We need a diagnosis and a treatment plan, assuming it’s a treatable condition, which, of course, we’re all hoping it is.
Victor: That’s why you think I should take a leave of absence.
Nate: Yes, I am. And since you and I have already discussed this, there’s no reason for us not to be open about it now. Well, I’ve been making calls to a select few of my former colleagues and I found a world class private clinic where victor can be tested and diagnosed.
Victoria: And I assume by private, you mean ndas from top to bottom?
Victoria: Complete discretion.
Nate: Mm-hmm. We simply create a cover story to explain victor’s absence for however long that is. In fact, since you and i discussed this, I drafted a press release.
Nate: I’ll send you each a copy for your approval before I submit it to the pr department.
Victor: All right. Adam, do you concur with this plan of action?
Adam: No, I don’T. Not at all.
Heather: You’re right, honey. It really is good to be home. You know, this, uh, it feels right.
Heather: Almost? Ah, yes. Time to call your dad. Okay. Daniel, hi. It’s heather. Uh, lucy and I were just wondering if you found a place for us to stay when we get to genoa city? Give me a call back when you can, thanks.
Adam: A few decades ago, some manufactured cover story about victor newman taking some no big deal routine leave of absence might have worked, but today? Are you kidding me? The press, newman’s rival companies, they’re gonna take dad’s leave of absence and see it for exactly what it is: A red flag that something is wrong.
Victoria: I am sure there are ways to handle this without that happening, adam.
Adam: Okay, then why don’t you tell me what they are and convince me they are ironclad. It’s not possible. Rumors and suppositions have become blood sport and technology the way it is, you don’t think some young, hot shot reporter is gonna find out about dad? Find out where he is and exploit the hell out of it?
Nick: Okay, adam. You made your point. Do you have an alternative idea?
Adam: As a matter of fact, I do.
Victoria: Please, tell us. We’re all dying to hear it.
Adam: We bring the diagnosis and the treatment to dad. We keep it all in house, private, as it should be. We get him whatever he needs and as a family, we help maintain the appearance of normalcy.
Nate: I’m sorry. I think that’s a mistake. What victor needs is a controlled, specialized environment.
Adam: This is victor newman that we’re talking about, nate. We can transform the ranch and/or newman tower into the most controlled specialized environment in the world and we can hire the best specialists money can buy.
Nate: I am telling you, this is not the best course of action. Your health and well-being are on the line here. It would be a huge mistake to compromise on something this important.
Victoria: Mom, what do you think?
Devon: Yeah, I have been asking myself that same question about reconciling with nate ever since mamie made it clear that’s what she wants.
Lily: And what’s your answer?
Devon: I mean, my answer is maybe.
Lily: Okay. Well, that’s better than definitely not.
Devon: Just… nate burnt a lot of bridges that need to be rebuilt with us.
Lily: Yeah, I know. I absolutely agree.
Devon: And as much as I can appreciate what mamie’s trying to do for the family, I still don’t think she’s being completely honest about her plans for the company and if they involve jill or not.
Lily: Well, I mean, it’s definitely complicated given their history.
Devon: Yeah. What about you? Like could you– would you ever be able to see nate working for chancellor-winters again? Because it sure as hell wouldn’t be as a coo.
Lily: No, no. Definitely not coo. I don’t know. I feel like mamie’s kind of hoping that we’ll lean more on our family loyalty than our actual personal connection to jill.
Devon: Yeah, and that’s all fine, but jill owns half the company and we work with her, so mamie has to know there’s no getting around that.
Lily: Okay, let me ask you a hypothetical question, and I’m not saying it’s gonna happen. I’m just, you know, for argument’s sake.
Lily: What if mamie’s ultimate plan is to push jill out and have our family be the sole owners of chancellor-winters? Like, what would you think about that?
Daniel: Well, here we are.
Sally: Oh, congratulations.
Sally: This is great. Loads of potential.
Daniel: Thanks. I’m pretty excited about it. I can’t wait to hear all your plans.
Chloe: I just love this folding table. I think this is the perfect place for it.
Sally: Clearly, you don’t need me. So, I would love to hear what you are thinking. Nothing specific. Just a general sense of the perfect living space that you are aiming for.
Daniel: Okay. Um, well, I know that I want comfortable and relaxed. Um… I want a home. You know, I don’t want some flashy, opulent showpiece here. But, I would like it to carry some weight. You know, I want it to feel like a place that somebody lives in that appreciates both art and tech.
Sally: That is exactly what I was hoping you would say. We’re on the same page, my friend. This is gonna be perfect.
Daniel: Great. Hey, lily told me that you’d get me.
Sally: Smart woman. All right, so let’s get started.
Chloe: Uh, I know I’m just along for the ride here, but I have some good ideas about the dining area.
Sally: Well, I am actually trying to impress my new client, so if your ideas are better than mine, I’m stealing them.
Sally: And by stealing them, I mean, you know, taking them under advisement.
Daniel: Of course. Um, should we start with the bedroom?
[ Knocking on door ]
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Daniel: Oh, it’s so good to see you. Welcome back.
Lucy: Thanks, dad. I would’ve called, but surprises are better, so surprise!
Daniel: Surprises are better. You got me. Come on in. Hey.
Heather: Hi. Good to see you.
Daniel: Good to see you too. Uh, sally, this is heather and this is my daughter, lucy.
Sally: Hi, nice to meet you.
Heather: Nice to meet you.
Daniel: Sally here was just about to give me her vision for how I should be decorating this place.
Heather: Hm. Well, thank god he’s not going to do it himself this time.
[ Daniel laughing ]
Daniel: That’s a joke. She’s kidding. Yeah, no, it wasn’t that bad.
Heather: It was bad. It was really bad.
Daniel: How did you know where to find me?
Heather: We called your office and your assistant said you were taking a personal day to start decorating your new place.
Lucy: Right. You also sent me photos and your address when you were pretending to need my final approval.
Daniel: I wasn’t pretending. No. Yes, okay, maybe a little, but I’d already bought the place, but I knew it was because, you know, you were gonna love it.
Lucy: Well, you were wrong. I hate it.
Daniel: Oh. Oh. Well, I guess you don’t need your very own room then.
Lucy: I love it so much.
Daniel: Yeah, I thought you would. Um, well let’s get started. Let’s see these plans. What’s going on?
Sally: Okay. Uh, so first and foremost, I’m thinking a clean design edge, but with texture for variety.
Chloe: Yeah, because I feel like you’re a texture kind of guy.
Daniel: Mm-hmm. Yes. It’s as if you’ve known me my whole life.
Heather: Pretty cool, huh?
Devon: I’m not a huge fan of hypotheticals, just ’cause you end up going down a bunch of rabbit holes and you don’t get anywhere, but in the real world, I can’t see mamie having the power or the money to take down jill.
Lily: Well, not without a partner, which brings us back to tucker.
Devon: Right. And I can’t confirm that they are working together and I can’t confirm that they’re not. Tucker isn’t giving anything away.
Lily: He definitely excels at that.
Devon: I have to imagine though that he’s probably focused on ashley being back in town and what he’s gonna do about that and the abbotts.
Lily: Yeah, I mean, look, I feel bad for the abbotts, but I’m relieved for us. I mean, do you know what his plan is?
Devon: No, no, I don’t know what his plan is and I honestly– I’m tired of worrying all the time about what he’s gonna do or what he’s not gonna do, unless it’s to my family or to people I care about.
Lily: Which brings us back to nate.
Nikki: What I think is that you’re all getting ahead of yourselves. Shouldn’t we get an initial diagnosis and know exactly what we’re dealing with before we make an ironclad decision?
Victoria: Look, I’m sorry, but I’ve been thinking things through and I have to agree with adam on this.
Adam: That is something I never expected to hear.
Victoria: It’s simple, okay? The more control that we maintain as a family, the more that we can protect dad and newman enterprises from the vultures and the press who are– they’re gonna attack the minute that they sense something’s wrong. So, it’s better that he stay put. It’s too risky to send him someplace else.
Devon: I think this is a moot point anyway because nate already made it clear he’s not interested in leaving newman. He’s got a good thing going on over there. He’s happy. He has victoria. He claims they treat him better than his family ever did, so let’s just let him stay.
Lily: Yeah, no, sure. Let him stay, but I mean, putting work aside, I think it would mean a lot to mamie if we could at least make an effort to reconcile things, right? What do you think?
Devon: I think that– I don’t know. It sounds like it means as much to you as it does to mamie that we do this.
Lily: Well, I don’t know. I guess having her back in town and talking about bringing the family together again, it struck a chord with me.
Devon: What do you mean?
Lily: Well, because dad is gone, mom’s gone, you know? Harmony’s not here. We don’t know if you and tucker will ever have a relationship. Mattie and charlie are off living their adult lives, but nate’s family too and he’s made an effort to put the past in the past.
Devon: Yeah. I can’t argue with you about that. I’ll, uh, I can give it a try. I’ll do it for mamie and I’ll do it for you.
Lily: Thank you. I appreciate that.
Devon: No problem. I, uh, I’m probably gonna get going.
Lily: Okay, we’ll chat later.
Devon: Yes. Of course, we will.
Lily: All right.
Devon: I love you.
Lily: I love you. Bye.
[ Devon sighing ]
Nate: Listen. I understand wanting to control the publicity, but we also have to think about the best treatment. Doctors can monitor and control things much more definitively if he’s checked into a specialized clinic. Isn’t that the most important consideration?
Nick: In other words, you’re proposing that we send my dad away.
Nate: For the time being. Voluntary admission into a state-of-the-art facility where victor would stay for as short or as long a time as necessary, which will be determined by a team of some of the best mental health specialists in the world.
Victor: So, that would keep me sequestered from my family, my company for an indeterminate amount of time, right?
Nate: Victor, they’re gonna wanna get a handle on your condition without distractions or outside influences, and the entire time, you’d be getting expert care for a reality you finally accepted you need to face.
Victor: So, what would happen to newman enterprises while I’m gone?
Sally: Well, I will give you a call in a couple of days when I have some more detailed sketches and a preliminary budget for you, but I think we’re off to a good start.
Daniel: Yeah, me too. And thank you for humoring my tech fixation.
Sally: Well, yeah, state of the art is always cool.
Daniel: Always cool. You know, I feel validated. That’s how I’m feeling right now. And you, thank you for being her wing person.
Chloe: Oh, you’re so welcome, but I had– I had a good time. That was so much fun and I’m just happy to know that kevin won’t be hanging out, sitting on the floor, drinking coffee out of mugs.
Sally: Well, that was my other idea, so yeah, we could still do that. All right. We’re gonna get out of here, but thank you, daniel. It was really great to meet you both.
Lucy: You too.
Daniel: I’ll show you guys out. I’ll get the door for you. There you go.
Chloe: Thank you.
[ Daniel sighing ] I, uh, I– I can’t believe that you guys are actually here. I had this weird feeling that maybe you were gonna get back to lisbon and just decide that you didn’t want to come back to genoa city.
Lucy: I would never let her do that.
Daniel: I may have found a place for you to live.
Heather: Oh, great. Where is it?
Daniel: It is less than a mile from here. It’s a very nice apartment that’s gonna be coming up for rent and I think it’s gonna be available in about a month and a half.
Heather: She’s, um, she’s not looking forward to living at the athletic club. Apparently, not even if it’s only for a month and a half.
Lucy: No, it’s okay. I’ll be fine.
Daniel: Hey, whoa, whoa. What are you talking about? Once we start moving furniture in here, you can be here as much as you want.
Lucy: Even like, all the time? No offense, mom.
Heather: None taken, luce.
Daniel: Every night for as long as you want.
Lily: Uh, I guess I missed sally and chloe?
Daniel: They just left, uh, but it went great and I’ll tell you all about it over dinner.
Lucy: Yeah, they were fantastic. They even let me pick the color for my own room.
Lily: Great. Well, I mean, I missed the walk through, but at least heather and lucy got the full tour. Uh, I didn’t know that you guys were back in town.
Sally: Thank you.
Sally: Uh, could that have been more fun?
Chloe: If we would have pitched him floor cushions and lava lamps, I just would’ve loved to see daniel’s face.
Sally: I forgot how in sync we are and how we just bounce ideas off each other. I really missed it.
Chloe: I’ve missed it too.
Sally: Selfishly, I’m– I’m sad that you’re all settled in at marchetti, but I am happy that you found success there. Things are going well over there, right?
Sally: Wait. Is that what you meant when you said you’ve had a hell of a few bad days?
Chloe: Uh, no, sally. Things are not good at marchetti. In fact, I think I’ve made a terrible mistake.
[ Sally sighing ]
Devon: Don’t you have people to do that for you, hm?
Abby: It’s relaxing. Do you know that this is the most relaxing job in this whole place.
Devon: Is that right?
Abby: It is, yes. How did it go with lily?
Devon: Uh, it went great. We’re on the same page.
Abby: Of course. What did you expect?
Devon: I expected that. It’s, uh– it’s kind of like folding napkins for you. It’s always pretty soothing to have meetings with lily.
Abby: And what did you decide about mamie and tucker?
Devon: That we are going to listen to one of them and we are going to be very suspicious of the other one, and I’ll let you guess which is which.
[ Abby chuckling ] Oh, and I, uh, I made the move to reach out to nate.
Abby: That’s great! That’s a step in the right direction. What did he say?
Devon: I just left a message, but I’m sure he’ll reach back out when he’s ready.
Adam: Yes, nate, please, enlighten us. While dad’s away at the clinic for god knows how long, separated from his family and his company, what happens here?
Nate: Obviously, the logical interim arrangement would be for victoria to step back in as ceo. She’s got the experience. Victor’s been satisfied with her work overall. It’d be one less thing for him to worry about while he’s away being evaluated and treated.
Victor: Sweetheart, was this your idea?
Victoria: No. No, not at all.
Nate: I assure you, victor. I respected your request. I kept our conversation and your take on the matter strictly between us.
Victor: All right. At least this much, I appreciate of what you have done.
Nate: I’m sorry. This much? I’m not sure I understand.
Victor: Sweetheart, do you think it’s time to drop the charade?
Nikki: Way past time, as far as I’m concerned.
Victor: You’re fired.
[ Victor chuckling ]