Y&R Transcript Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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Victoria: Oh, excuse me. Hi. Uh, I’m sorry. I don’t mean to bother you, but I have a question about a patient? That patient. Claire grace. Um, I’m victoria newman.

Therapist: Are you a relative?

Victoria: I’m her mother. She’s been sleeping a lot, hasn’t she? Has she said anything?

Therapist: We tend to do most of the talking, especially in the beginning.

Victoria: She seems to be shutting down. Shutting people out.

[ Sighs ] It scares me.

Lucy: [ Yawns ] Morning.

Daniel: Hey. Good morning. Wow, if I didn’t spend the night watching movies with you and your mom, I’d wonder why you look so rough.

Lucy: Okay, well, some of us are early birds, and some of us don’t like the taste of worms.

Daniel: That’s gross. It’s not that early.

Lucy: Um, where’s mom?

Daniel: She left after midnight.

Lucy: Oh, no fair.

Daniel: Well, you know, she was going to wake you up, but you just looked so asleep. Figured she’d talk to you later.

Lucy: Oh, I– I just assumed that she’d sleep over.

Daniel: Why would you say that?

Phyllis: Good morning. Hey, happy new year.

Christine: Hello.

Phyllis: May I have a cappuccino, please.

[ Sighs ] So, it was fun running into you last night before your evening with danny.

[ Christine chuckles ]

Christine: I’m glad you enjoyed it. Two people who enjoy and respect one another. I know mature relationships don’t really appeal to you, hence your dinner date with tucker mccall. Rather unsavory, even for you.

Phyllis: Like you care about my evening.

Christine: Oh, and like you really are sincerely happy danny and I had a nice new year’S.

Phyllis: I actually am very happy that he got to experience the kind of woman you actually are.

Christine: We had a spectacular night. It was an evening to remember. One that even you couldn’t ruin, no matter how hard you tried.

Daniel: You know, you still haven’t answered my question.

Lucy: What question?

Daniel: Why would you think that your mother would spend the night here? She has a place of her own.

Lucy: I don’t know. It was late. Old people get sleepy.

Daniel: Old people get sleepy, really?

Lucy: I mean, am I wrong? It was late and you two were both passed out on the couch. I just thought you were both down for the night.

Daniel: You, uh, didn’t think to maybe wake us up?

Lucy: What? No way. You two were so cute. Look, I even took a picture. Look, two ancient fossils preserved forever in the sedimentary layer sleeping through yet another new year’S.

Daniel: Very funny.

Lucy: You two are just so adorable, I couldn’t resist.

Daniel: Uh, yes, with even less energy than a couple of old dinosaurs, right? What? What’s wrong?

Lucy: No, nothing, nothing.

Daniel: Oh, wow, yeah, that was very convincing.

Lucy: Look, I know this will sound stupid, but I– I just was really hoping for us all to have breakfast together, just the three of us like the old times. That’s all.

Daniel: Hey, um, heather, I didn’t, uh–

Heather: I– I didn’t either. I– I don’t know what happened, but… you felt it, too, didn’t you?

Phyllis: You know, I am so sorry you see me as a threat.

Christine: Not at all what I meant.

Phyllis: Okay, well, ruining your evening wasn’t at all on my agenda, especially since I had an eventful new year’s eve planned for myself.

Christine: Your last minute plans with tucker, your little date. Comparing scandals must have taken hours.

Phyllis: Okay, well, say what you will about tucker mccall. I mean, he is provocative and he’s dangerous, but he knows how to have a good time.

Christine: Knowledge. Yeah, that’s important. It’s very powerful. Like, for example, I know that you made a move on danny. I also know it has nothing to do with any real feelings and everything to do with this ridiculous rivalry you continue to hold on to.

Phyllis: I’m sorry, rivalry? With who?

Christine: Jealousy, obsession, inability to move on. Call it what you want. You’re amazing to me, phyllis. You got your life back, your freedom, and instead of enjoying that success, you’re humiliating yourself by going after some guy that doesn’t even want you? I mean, you can’t take a hint. You don’t see the signs. This is a fatal flaw.

Phyllis: It sounds like you’re picking a fight with the wrong woman.

Christine: Just stop inserting yourself where you’re not wanted. Focus on your kids. Focus on your job. Log onto some dating app and bother some random stranger, but leave us alone.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Sounds like you’re afraid.

Christine: And you know what? You’re delusional if you think danny will ever think of you as anything other than a mistake he couldn’t get rid of.

Summer: Whoa, hey. Seriously? Is this the way that you two want to start the new year?

Victoria: Every time that we’ve come to visit, it just seems lately she’s– she’s asleep.

Therapist: It isn’t unusual for survivors of stressful situations or trauma.

Victoria: Well, would it be okay if I just sit with her, um, to talk with her? Look, I won’t try to force anything. I just feel like if she hears my voice and feels the presence of someone who cares about her…

Therapist: I’ll be back to check on you both.

Victoria: Thank you.

Summer: Okay, can you both just not–

Christine: Summer, I’m sorry, but your mom did break speed records when it came to ruining her resolution to become a better person.

Phyllis: Okay, well, how about I keep this one?

Summer: Wait, is this really how you want to start fresh?

Phyllis: I’m sorry that she’s afraid of a little friendly rivalry.

Christine: Over a human being. Danny is a person.

Phyllis: Are you saying he’s not a catch?

Christine: I’m done here. Um, danny’s waiting for me anyway. Happy new year’s, sweetheart. Good luck with that.

Phyllis: Oh, my god. That’s amazing. You see what she’s doing? She’s trying to provoke me on purpose.

Summer: So, what, you’re– you’re all in on this? You’re chasing after danny?

Phyllis: When did it become illegal or immoral to reconnect with a friend?

Summer: What kind of connecting are we talking about, mom?

Phyllis: Summer, a woman never kisses and tells.

Summer: You kissed him?

Phyllis: Yes. It was new year’s eve. I kissed him. Big deal. It was actually really nice.

Summer: Ugh, mom.

Phyllis: They’re not together, they’re not in a committed relationship. They just had dinner.

Summer: It doesn’t bother you that he has feelings for someone else?

Phyllis: No. It should actually bother her that he has feelings for me, okay? He has feelings for me. And since I’m, you know, the better option, he should go for it.

Summer: It doesn’t embarrass you to act like this?

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? I’m not embarrassed at all. You see, I’m single. She’s still married. Yeah, she should be embarrassed. She follows him around with her puppy dog eyes. Seriously. And until danny tells me he’s 100% not interested, I’m keeping my options open.

Daniel: Heather–

Heather: No. We don’t need to talk about this, because I–

Daniel: No, we have to talk about this, we should talk about this. We can’t have any kind of miscommunication or misunderstanding. It’s not good for us. It’s not good for lucy, it’s–

Heather: Daniel. I know.

Daniel: I’m with lily now. You know, it’s–

Heather: Okay, which is why it’s so crazy because I– I wasn’t thinking, I– I– it just– I don’t know the word. It felt natural.

Daniel: No, no, no, no. Don’t say that.

Heather: It did, it was like we transported to a different time when it was just us and it was– it was years ago, and we were so close and happy. Nothing had– I’m so– I don’t know.

Daniel: You’re talking about before I turned toxic and before I ruined everything. Look, I am glad that we were able to get past that. Your forgiveness, it means the world to me. It’s more than I deserve.

Heather: No, you’ve worked so hard. Lucy sees it and so do I. You’re– you’re your old self.

Daniel: No, I am not. That guy, he– he went down a black hole. And I can’t predict the future, but I don’t see me ever doing that again.

Heather: Which is wonderful.

Daniel: That also means that there’s no going back for me. I’m not that person anymore. We– we never got a– a chance at that happily ever after, you know?

Heather: But we had a glimpse, a really good one. And I got tangled in old memories.

Daniel: I get it.

Heather: We were each other’s forever for so long and I– we shared a lot.

Daniel: Yeah, we did. We probably got more happiness than most people ever get a chance at. But I am with lily now.

Heather: Which is why I hope she never hears about this ridiculous blunder of mine.

Daniel: No. No, no, no, no. Hey. It was nothing.

Lucy: Dad. Hey.

Daniel: Hey.

Lucy: Where’d you go? You were just a million miles away. Everything okay?

Lucy: I don’t know. It just– you were sitting there staring into space.

Daniel: Yes, what you were just witnessing was genius at work. I– I was thinking about my next project.

Lucy: Ah. Go, you.

Daniel: Is that a breakfast bar? No, no, that’s unacceptable. Give me that, give me that. This today is an abomination. I thought about what you said, and you know what, you’re right. We get one crack at this new year thing, so I think that we should have breakfast at the table with conversation.

Lucy: Are you making what I’m hoping you’re making?

Daniel: It is my specialty, so I think I kind of have to. I mean, family tradition, right?

Lucy: So pancakes?

Daniel: Pancakes!

Lucy: With bananas?

Daniel: If there’s another way, I don’t want to know about it.

Danny: Did I hear pancakes?

Daniel: Hey, you heard pancakes, yes. Uh, brunch at the table, romalotti style. The more the merrier.

Danny: Yes, we are doing the new year right. Fun.

Lucy: Oh, I’m starving, so make tons.

Danny: Yes, tons!

Daniel: There shall be tons.

[ Lucy chuckles ]

[ Phone chimes ]

Phyllis: You know, summer, I’m working for what I want and I feel good around danny. Let’s let him decide who he wants, who he chooses to be in his life. And he’s a creative artist, I’m sure he’s going to choose the woman who makes him laugh and brings joy to his life.

Summer: Okay, and then what?

Phyllis: Happiness. Mutual happiness.

Summer: No, seriously, mom, let’s play this out a little bit, what happens next? What happens when you do something that danny finds unethical or you pick another fight with christine, or you push danny to the edge just by being yourself? What happens then?

Phyllis: Danny is good for me. He’s a good influence in my life, so those things will not occur.

[ Summer chuckles ]

Summer: So, danny is a magic bullet that’s going to help you turn your life around? Mom, be for real, you haven’t even thought about danny since I’ve been alive. Something– something happened. Something made you decide to want him now.

Phyllis: You know, summer, when the universe puts something in your path, something so great, you can’t ignore it, and, my goodness, I’ll push against any woman who tries to get in my way regarding danny.

Summer: You’re dragging danny into your drama just to stick it to christine.

Danny: You must be a mind reader. Yeah, I was literally just about to call you and invite you over for pancakes.

Christine: Ah, is that what smells so good?

Danny: Yeah, we got a bunch of them. Daniel’s in there mixing things up with lucy.

Christine: I see. I need to drop by more often.

Danny: Oh, you definitely should. I mean, you never know what we are cooking up here. He’s making them with fresh bananas and lucy’s mixing mangoes and oranges into the juicer with who knows what. And let me tell you something. Uh, the music, well, is going to be–

Christine: Oh, pure magic.

Danny: Now with talk like that, you have to stay.

Christine: Well, uh, it sounds and it smells tempting and, um, I do want to spend more time with you.

Danny: Well, we should do it then.

Christine: Mm-hmm. I just– I have an errand to run.

Danny: On new year’s day? Well, I would say you’re all work and no fun, but last night would prove that theory wrong.

Christine: Yeah, it was spectacular, wasn’t it?

Danny: Yeah. Had an amazing night.

Christine: Me too. That’s why I’m here.

[ Danny laughs ]

Danny: Now, you’ve got me really interested.

Christine: Do you still like adventure?

Danny: I live for it.

[ Both laugh ]

Christine: I was, um, hoping you’d say that. And now, here’s the question. If you’re free this weekend.

Danny: I am.

Christine: Okay. Then, let’s run away together. Let’s get out of town, take a little trip.

Danny: Any place special in mind?

Christine: How about the lake?

Danny: Is there something happening at the lake?

Christine: Yeah, I’m hoping for some quiet time, a fireplace, no interruptions or distractions and then… we can figure out what happens next.

Victoria: I know. I know you’re probably scared and confused. You probably don’t know who to believe. Especially after everything that your aunt jordan did to you. And my mother, who’s your grandmother.

[ Victoria sighs ] Just want you to know that you’re not alone. There are so, so many people. Aunts and cousins and uncles and friends that want to fold you into their lives. Whenever you’re ready. There’s no rush. I mean, I know that this is all so new, and there’s a lot of work to do, but I’m ready, claire. And so is your father, cole. We just want– want to know you. And we want you to know the truth about who we are. We’re family. No, I know that it’s not going to happen overnight, I know that, but you’re strong. It’s in your dna. We’re here for you. I promise you that. You’re safe here with us. You have my word.

Danny: Are you asking me out on a date?

[ Christine sighs ]

Christine: If you have to ask, it’s not a good sign.

Danny: No, no, no, I just want to confirm my good luck.

Christine: No, no, I’m just so rusty at this. It’s been so long since I’ve asked someone on a date or– or away.

Danny: Well, I am glad it’s me.

Christine: Yeah, me too. As long as the answer is yes.

Danny: Yes. Absolutely. Definitely.

Christine: Yes. Okay.

Danny: Yeah. We’re going to do this.

Christine: Okay. All right. Um, I– I am going to plan everything, okay?

Danny: I’m really looking forward to it.

Christine: It’s going to be–

Danny: Incredible. I know.

Christine: Yeah. Incredible. It’s going to be so incredible. Okay, so just wait here and I’ll call you.

Danny: I’ll wait here. Yeah. Okay.

Christine: Okay, so let’s say– I mean, yep. Okay.

Danny: All right. Yes.

Christine: Oh! Happy new year.

Heather: Ha– happy new year.

Christine: Bye.

Heather: Bye.

Danny: Uh, come on in.

Heather: Oh.

[ Danny chuckles ]

Danny: So, how are burgers and rom-coms?

Heather: Very, very–

Lucy: Best new year’s ever. But mom, you really should have stayed over. There was plenty of room in my bed.

Heather: Oh! Yeah, no, thank you. Sharing a bed with you is like battling a ninja. It’s just dropkicks and all these arm flicks.

Lucy: Hey, you’re gonna miss my nighttime shenanigans when I go to college.

Heather: No, I won’T. Because I will be applying to universities with you.

Lucy: Oh.

Heather: Yeah, I could see it now. We could dorm together. We could apply for all the same classes. We could sit up in the dorm room all night, pulling all-nighters talking about boys.

Daniel: Boys? Who said boys? Who’s talking about boys? Hey, heather. Hi.

Heather: Hi. Um, is– is it okay, me being here?

Lucy: Well, I mean, of course. We couldn’t have banana pancakes without you.

Daniel: Right. Of course.

Phyllis: Maybe I just want to be in love, summer. It’s a natural human response and reaction to want to be in love. You know, to want the absolute best for someone and be the most important person in somebody else’s life.

Summer: Yeah, sure, that’s fair, but wanting something or– or someone doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to get it.

Phyllis: You know, here’s the thing about life after heartbreak. You– you say, “hey, all right, well, that didn’t work, I was all in. I was all in, and that didn’t work. All right, well, the fairy tale turned into a nightmare. No big deal, I’ll just move on with my life.” And you just figure, “all right, so I guess, um… no one’s going to want me again. I’m fine with it.” And you realize that no one’s going to make you feel so alive and no one will make you feel safe. So, you build up a bunch of walls to keep the interlopers out, right? And then, one sneaks in. And all of a sudden, your world has changed. And you look at yourself in the mirror and actually like what you see. You know? And then your heart skips a beat when you see him from across a room. And he’s looking at you and all of a sudden, you do feel alive. Oh, you feel so alive. And you’re laughing out loud again. And you’re listening to every stupid story that he tells because it’s the most fascinating thing in the world. And you are, in fact, in love, again.

Summer: Wow. Mom, if that’s really the way that you feel about danny.

Phyllis: Well, maybe I was talking about you and chance.

Summer: Are you serious right now?

[ Summer scoffs ] Why– why would you do that? Why would you try to turn this around on me? This isn’t about me. This is about you and the lines that you’re crossing, not me. Why would you bring up my situation and throw it in my face to deflect from your actions? I mean, that’s just messed up.

Phyllis: That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not dodging my own issues, okay? I’m not. I’m just telling you that when you have a real connection with someone, that the universe put it there, you can’t deny it, summer.

[ Summer scoffs ]

[ Phyllis sighs ] Life is so short. Summer, it is so short. You don’t get brownie points somewhere because you didn’t go after the thing that you really wanted. What’s happened to you? You used to be so brave. What’s happened?

Summer: I’m an adult who can control her actions.

Phyllis: You’re afraid is what you are. The old summer was passionate–

Summer: The– the old summer was entitled. No, she was a brat.

Phyllis: And filled with life is what the old summer was. The old summer would have never let chance walk away without telling him how she really felt, ever.

[ Summer scoffs ] Ever. Happy new year. I really, really hope it’s a good one for you.

Heather: Just don’t eat often off of this.

Danny: I– I got to say it, you have outdone yourself.

Daniel: Oof.

Danny: These pancakes, they rock on.

[ Daniel laughs ]

Daniel: Yeah, I don’t really like to toot my own horn, but maybe somebody else can get me a toot toot?

Lucy and heather: Toot toot.

Daniel: Thank you. Thank you very much.

Danny: Hey, when you get a minute, you mind writing down the recipe for me?

Daniel: Yeah, no, not at all. Right after you write down the recipe for your sauce for me.

Heather: They’re still doing this dance?

Lucky: Oh, yeah, some things never change.

Daniel: What’d you think? Pancakes as good as you remember?

Heather: Oh. Um.

Lucy: Hmm.

Heather: Hmm. No.

Daniel: No?

Heather: No. Because they were better. They were better. Did I scare you there? No, these tasted like, you know, like, when you wake up after a really cozy sleep and you’re just– you’re in a house where everything’s familiar and you hear the voices and the singing and the footsteps, and, you know, everyone’s going to wake up soon and be around the table and telling the same old jokes and laughing at the same stupid stories, making all the new memories. That’s what this tasted like. Home.

[ Daniel chuckles ] That was a lot for pancakes.

Daniel: No, no, I totally understand.

Heather: They were that good, guys.

[ All laugh ]

Sharon: I guess I could just smile and pretend I didn’t overhear you and your mother.

Summer: Talking about chance. Sharon, oh, my god, I– I– I– I’m so sorry.

Sharon: You’d be surprised the things I hear around this place.

Summer: I don’t suppose that we could just, um, pretend like that, uh, never happened? I– I really am beyond horrified.

Sharon: Oh, there’s no need.

Summer: No, um, it’s wrong and look, my mom doesn’t get that, but I do.

Sharon: Even if i hadn’t overheard, it’s very obvious. You enjoy being around him.

Summer: Well, I mean, yeah, chance is a nice guy, but I promise you, I haven’t, nor would I ever, do anything that would compromise your relationship or make either of you feel uncomfortable.

Sharon: It’s very mature of you, summer.

Summer: I’m trying.

Sharon: Well, I know how difficult it can be.

Summer: Sharon, you– you don’t have to answer this if you don’t want to, but I am wondering, um… are you in love with chance?

Daniel: You guys are sure I can’t help with anything?

Lucy: No, no, no, me and mom have it under control.

Heather: You cooked, so we clean, those have always been the rules.

Daniel: Well, it’s nice to know that some things don’t change. What?

Danny: You gonna explain that?

Daniel: What do you mean?

Danny: Take your pick, there’s so much going on. You’ve got your daughter playing matchmaker. At least, she hopes she is. And the way that you and heather are looking at each other.

Daniel: Uh, well, I wish i could tell you that you’re crazy and you’re seeing things, but…

Danny: But whatever’s happening here, daniel, you gotta straighten it out, and fast. Okay, you gotta let people know where they stand so there’s no miscommunications.

Daniel: Well, you just got this all figured out, don’t you?

[ Danny sighs ]

Danny: I’ve been around the block a time or six.

Daniel: Oh, I know. Oh, king of rekindled romances. How was your date with chris?

Danny: It went well. Yeah. So well, the fact that phyllis herself couldn’t send our night off the rails.

Daniel: What do you mean? What’d she do?

Danny: The story about how your mother tried to steal the new year is going to have to wait. I want to know what’s going on right now with you and heather.

Daniel: That was breakfast.

Danny: Right.

Daniel: It was.

Danny: Daniel, I have seen you fall in and out of love over the years. You’re a romantic. I can relate to that. You don’t take love lightly and you know what that means? That means that when you feel it, it’s hard to let it go.

Daniel: Dad, just because you and chris are giving things another shot doesn’t mean I’m going to do the same thing.

Danny: But does she know it?

Daniel: I have been very clear.

Danny: Have you? Really? Because if I can’t see it, are you sure heather can?

Heather: Breakfast was delicious.

Daniel: Well, I’m glad you could join us.

Heather: I gotta eat and run.

Danny: Oh, already?

Heather: Yeah, I’ve got some contracts needing my immediate attention and don’t want to blow the new job already.

Daniel: Right, but, I mean, you know, now at least you’ll have the energy to get the job done right?

Heather: Or take a nap because I’m so peacefully perfectly stuffed.

Lucy: Well, there’s a couch right here and it’s calling your name.

Heather: Okay, stop. She’s a bad influence. I’m going. I’m going.

Daniel: What about you? What’s your day look like?

Lucy: Leg day at the gym. Oh, wait, mom, can i catch a ride, actually? Right, I’ll get ready and I’ll be in the car in, like, five minutes, okay?

Heather: Hurry up.

Lucy: I’ll be like the wind.

Heather: Okay. All right. Well, that was, um, the best breakfast I’ve had all year.

Daniel: I’ll take it.

Heather: So, the rest of 2024 has a lot to live up to. Thank you for making a spot for me at your table.

Daniel: There will always be a place for you here.

Heather: That’s good to know.

Daniel: I, um, I would say have fun at work, but I don’t know if that’s possible on new year’s day.

Heather: It will be for me because being here with all of you this morning was a great way to start the year, so I’m good.

Daniel: Good. Me too.

Heather: Good.

[ Daniel laughs ] Yeah. Okay.

Daniel: Um, I’ll– I’ll see you out. You have a good day.

Heather: You as well. Bye.

Daniel: Bye. What? Look, I know what you’re going to say.

Danny: Does it sound something like, “what in the hell are you getting yourself into?”

Victoria: I wanted to bring you something. I– I didn’t know what you wanted. I don’t know what you’d like to do. I can’t wait to find out. I know you must be really scared, claire. And honestly, I don’t really know what comes next for us.

[ Victoria sighs ] But I am so grateful that you’re in my life. I don’t know if you’re asleep or if you can hear me. If I’m getting through to you at all. I’m– I’m just gonna leave these here.

[ Victoria sighs ] Well, there she is. Happy new year, claire.

Sharon: “Do I love chance?” Um, that’s a bit of a personal question, don’t you think?

Summer: Yes, it is. And it’s totally none of my business. I realize that.

Sharon: Thank you for understanding.

Summer: Well, I– i am asking, though, woman to woman, just to kind of know where things stand between you guys. Well, I can’t speak for chance, but we enjoy spending time together and talking, um, but we, uh, we don’t have any expectations or labels or pressure.

Summer: Sounds really nice, but pretty casual.

Sharon: Which is perfect for me right now because that’s about all I can handle. What my heart needs right now is to just have fun. I need to figure out who I am again. I’ve lived so many different lives. Wife, ex, widow, mother who has been through a terrible loss and all of my different career paths. My life is starting over for me again. I know how lucky I am to have this opportunity with my new company. My future is wide open and that’s all I want right now. That’s all that I have room for. Does that make sense?

Chance: Morning, ladies. Everything all right?

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