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Sally: Thank you, kind sir.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Well, you look gorgeous.

Sally: The same outfit you saw me in at lunch.

Adam: Well, gorgeous then and gorgeous now, except this is a date and lunch was just, um…

Sally: Lunch.

Adam: Exactly. Well, now that we’ve finally achieved an actual bona fide date, I wanted to make sure everything was perfect.

Sally: Well, it feels perfect to me.

Adam: Well, if I may, I’d like to propose a toast to my spectacular date and our amazing day for the both of us. Italy’s finest sparkling water. You said alcohol was the tipping point to bad behavior, so I’m just honoring your wishes.

Sally: Wow, you really do think of everything.

Adam: May I?

Sally: Please.

Adam: And, if I may be so bold… to us.

Sally: To us.

Nick: Adam and I have gone over the numbers. I believe if we stick to the plan, newman real ventures has the potential to overdeliver on its metrics. Something I said?

[ Victor sighing ]

Victor: You and your brother working together makes me very happy.

Nick: I guess it just took a few threats, some, uh, ultimatums.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria: Daddy.

Nick: Hey, vic.

Victoria: Hey. I knew you’d be working after everyone left. Thank you, by the way, for stepping in for me. You’ve been promoted while I was taking my leave of absence.

Nick: Yeah, I have. Uh, along with adam. We’re co-ceos.

[ Nikki sighing ] So I didn’t think I needed swiffer,

Victoria: Adam? Adam is co-ceo?

Victor: Yes. My decision has been made. It’s already proving to be successful.

Nick: Yeah, adam and i are making a real effort.

Victoria: Well, whatever you think is best.

Nick: So, that’s it? You’re really okay with adam running the company with me?

Victoria: I can’t think about anything except claire right now.

Nick: How’s she doing?

Victoria: She’s struggling. Yeah. It’s gonna be a long road before she’s healthy again. But, cole and I are doing whatever we can to help her. At least, as long as we can.

Nick: What does that mean?

Victoria: She doesn’t want to have any more contact with us.

Nick: Sorry, vic.

Victor: Well, maybe it’s for the best.

Victoria: No, it’s not for the best. I– I’m sorry, I can’t accept that. If you could see her and see the pain that she’s in. She’s ashamed, she’s confused, she doesn’t know who she is. I understand why a part of her wants to distance herself from us. It makes total sense to me, but at least she hasn’t cut us out of her life for good. I mean, at least not yet.

Victor: And why’s that?

Victoria: Because claire, she needs a favor and that’s why I’m here.

Victor: You mean, after what that girl has done to us, she’s asking for a favor?

Victoria: Look, I know it might seem like a lot, but I need to borrow the company jet and a security team.

Victor: Are you serious?

Victoria: Yes, daddy, I’m serious. It’s so that cole and I can take claire to visit jordan.

Nikki: Over my dead body.

Sally: This carbonara is the best.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Just like old times.

Sally: The pasta?

Adam: You eating off my plate.

Sally: Is there a problem?

Adam: I mean, we did have the same dish.

Sally: Yeah, but somehow, yours just tastes better. And I have worked up an appetite from being a huge success today.

Adam: Sally spectra taking the design world by storm.

Sally: Mm-hmm. And you, you and nick wowing victor newman? It’s very impressive.

Adam: I’m pretty impressed myself.

Sally: Well, you do have exceptional business skills.

Adam: Yeah, I don’t have that great of brother skills though.

Sally: But I thought the pitch went well today?

Adam: That was the easy part. Now, I have to earn nick’s trust.

Sally: Wow. Now, I’m extra impressed that that actually matters to you. Look, I– I really do want this for you and nick and I will always feel guilty for how fractured your relationship has been.

Adam: Hey, it was fractured years before you came to town for a long, long time. But, we focus on the now and right now is a date. It’s actually a great date, so let’s stay on topic and the topic should be you, the client who cancelled on you. Full disclosure, I did not bribe them to change their schedule, okay?

Sally: Yes, yes, I’m aware. We actually didn’t meet because she’s already ready to move forward and she did recommend me to one of her colleagues, so.

Adam: Look at us, on top of the world.

Sally: The view is pretty awesome.

Adam: Mm-hmm. You ready for dessert? I know how much you love the, uh, tiramisu here.

Sally: I do. Yeah, very much. But I do have chocolate truffles in my minibar.

Adam: Did we discuss room visits in the dating debrief earlier?

Sally: We did not.

Adam: I mean, it kinda gets us into a little bit of trouble. You sure about this?

Sally: Well, what I am sure about is that I don’t want this evening to end.

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attack a year ago.

Adam: Um, I would love nothing more than to come to your room for chocolate truffles, but I have made assumptions about your feelings in the past and I– I don’t want to make that mistake again.

Sally: Are you happy?

Adam: Very.

Sally: So am I. Do you feel we have invested the time and energy into getting reacquainted in a whole new way?

Adam: Do you?

Sally: You cannot answer a question with another question.

Adam: I do and I have enjoyed every second of it.

Sally: So have I. So, if two people have as much in common as we obviously do, is it really moving too fast?

Adam: Call me crazy, but it feels like there is a lot at stake.

Sally: Well, yeah. I mean, we’ve been though a lot. And we’ve lost… so much. And yeah, I mean, there were days I– I didn’t think I was ever gonna come back from it, you know? Or that I would ever feel light and elated like I do right now with you. Yeah, there are stakes, and it’s scary, but… honestly, if there’s one thing I learned from everything we’ve been though, it’s that you just gotta… grab joy and hold onto it for dear life. So, I vote for joy. And that’s why I don’t want this night to end.

Adam: Neither do I.

Victoria: Mom, please, just– oh, god. Try to understand.

Nikki: No, no, no, no. What I understand is that any contact between jordan and claire is potentially dangerous for all of us.

Victor: Sweetheart, I agree with your mother. I don’t think it’s wise.

Nick: Jordan put claire through years of abuse. Why would claire even want to see her?

Victoria: Because it’s important to her recovery.

Victor: Maybe it’s an excuse.

Nikki: Victoria, jordan is evil personified. Why would you even wanna see her face again?

Victoria: Mom, we won’t be seeing her, okay? Claire only agreed to let us help her on the condition that she would see jordan alone.

Victor: Wait a minute. This woman, after everything that she has done, has the gall to attach a condition to her demand? Are you serious?

Nikki: God knows what they will concoct once they get their heads together.

Victoria: It’s not like we’re gonna be unsupervised, okay? We’re gonna be at the prison in oregon, where jordan is being held. We’ll have the guards there. We’ll have our own security team as well.

Nikki: Victoria! Need I remind you that jordan was able to sneak claire out of a mental ward with extra security. That woman is not to be underestimated.

Victoria: But mom, but if this visit gives claire the clarity that she needs in order to heal, then cole and I have to try to make it happen for her. The therapists have already signed off on it. Michael’s arranging all of the legal business.

Victor: Sweetheart, with the damage these women have done to us, I’m inclined to say no.

Victoria: Please.

Nick: Look, yes, all right, these women have done a lot of damage.

Victor: Yes!

Nick: There’s no question about that, but I know vic wouldn’t ask if she didn’t feel like it was the right thing to do. Now, maybe we don’t see it like that, but it obviously means a lot to her, so before our decision is made, I think we need to hear victoria out.

Victoria: Look, I have my own concerns. Of course, I do, but if this is what claire needs to move forward with her life, then I owe her that as her mother.

Victor: I admire your compassion, but I’ve gotta tell you, I’m just against this. I mean, you don’t even know this woman– we don’t know her.

Nikki: After all of the horrible things that jordan has done to us, she should rot in a jail cell for the rest of her life. She shouldn’t be rewarded for brutalizing us.

Victoria: I’m not trying to reward jordan here. That’s not what this is about! It’s about claire and her recovery. That’s it. You guys have to understand. If I don’t take this leap of faith with my daughter, I might lose her forever! I can’t let that happen. (Avo) kate made progress with her mental health… move forward to a heal for you.

Victoria: Mom, when jordan kidnapped claire, you took a chance. You laid your life on the line to rescue her.

Nikki: I only did that for you.

Victoria: Yes, I know you did. I know that and I love you for it, but whatever’s next, whatever the risk, I have to take that same chance for my daughter. She needs to be done with jordan. It’s the only way she can move forward to a healthy future and it’s my chance to have a relationship with my daughter. I mean, I wasn’t there for her all those years. I was– I wasn’t there for my daughter.

Nick: Vic, she was kidnapped. That’s not your fault.

Victoria: I understand, but the guilt that I– the guilt, it– look, everything that claire has suffered through and everything that she has lost, I know I can’t go back and change that, I know that, but I can help her. Maybe I can help her find out who she is and the identity that jordan robbed her off.

Nikki: She’s not the only one who’s been robbed. What jordan did…

Victor: Sweetheart, she’ll pay for it, I promise you that.

Victoria: Yeah, well, claire shouldn’t have to pay any more than she already has. You taught us, dad, you taught us that family should always come first no matter what and I am not going to give up on my daughter, so daddy please, you have to help me. Please help me make this happen.

Nikki: Victor. Victor, for all we know, this could be another trap, it could be another manipulation.

[ Victor sighing ]

Victor: I don’t trust this woman. I don’T. My instinct tells me no. But you’re a mother. I love you and yes, I’ve always talked about how important it is to support family. So… I will provide you with a jet and a security team. You can transport yourself and cole and claire to oregon, okay?

Victoria: Thank you.

Nikki: So, that’s it? Are you kidding me? My feelings don’t matter?

Victor: Sweetheart, of course they matter! I’m caught between the two of you! What do you want me to do?

Victoria:: Mom, I’m sorry. I truly am. I didn’t want to cause you more pain than you’re already in. I mean, this is why it’s so difficult for me, but if this is what it takes for claire to be able to move forward, to have some sort of a future, I mean, how can I deny her that?

Nikki: Nicholas, what about you? Do you think this is a good idea?

Nick: Mom, of course, I don’t like it, but I support victoria always. In fact, I will go with you if you want me to.

Victoria: Thank you, but that’s not necessary.

Nikki: Okay, then. It’s settled. I’ll just go back to my office.

Nick: Mom.

Nikki: I hope you don’t come to regret this.

Nick: She seems, uh, shaky. Is she all right?

[ Victor grunting ]

Victor: I don’t need any of this damn drama. You know, your mother is fighting for her life now. She’s going to those damn aa meetings and now, she has her sponsor trying to help her. But I know your mother. She’s strong and she will fight this and she will win. (Man) mm, hey, honey.

Announcer: The young and the restless will continue.

[ Door rattling ]

[ Knocking on door ]

Victor: Nikki? Darling, are you in there? Nikki? Sweetheart, are you in there?

Nate: Victoria. Are you okay? Um… how’s your mother doing? I hope she’s winning that battle.

Victoria: My mom told me that she was on the brink the other day and you pulled her back.

Nate: I’m glad I could help.

Victoria: That was very kind of you. I mean, especially because my family hasn’t treated you very well.

Nate: Ah, it’s in the past.

Victoria: And, um, I hear that you’ve landed on your feet already back at chancellor-winters.

Nate: I am. Yes, um, I’m grateful for the second chance to be working with my family.

Victoria: They’re lucky to have you.

Nate: I’ve been hearing things too. Are the rumors true? You took a leave from newman?

Victoria: For personal reasons, yes.

Nate: For you to make that choice to, uh, step back–

Victoria: It– it was absolutely necessary, so.

Nate: Look, I know it’s not a move you’d make lightly. I’m sorry you have to go through this.

Victoria: Thank you. I appreciate that.

Nate: Victoria, um, I’d like to help if I could. Given what’s happened between us, you may not feel comfortable with it, but, um, if you want to talk about it, I’m here. I have the time.

Victoria: My whole world is turned upside-down right now and I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to get to the other side. But, if you really don’t mind, I’ve– I’ve always valued your advice.

Adam: Nick. Uh… hi.

Nick: Hey.

Adam: I was just telling sally about our victory with dad. We were, um, we were just celebrating.

Sally: Yeah. Congrats on your big pitch.

Nick: Yeah, it went well.

Adam: Look, nick, I hope that this doesn’t wreck things. We had a great day as co-ceo.

Nick: Nah, we’re good.

Adam: Good, ’cause I know we’re all a little sensitive after everything that happened and I just really don’t want to screw things up–

Nick: Adam, stop. Just stop.

Sally: Okay, well, have a good evening.

Nick: You too.

Adam: Okay.

Nick: Evan, single malt scotch, please.

[ Phone ringing ] Evan, I gotta take this. I’ll be right back. Hey. Uh, yeah, that’s not gonna be a problem. and as bad as everything hasen!

Nikki: Lauren! Hello! I– I was just leaving. We’ll talk soon.

Lauren: Whoa, wait. Nikki.

Nikki: Oh, you would not believe the meeting that I was just in with victor and nicholas and– and victoria.

Lauren: Are you–

Nikki: It was like my feelings were meaningless. And– and– and– and– and as bad as everything has been for us, to– to be completely ignored. I mean, it was like my thoughts meant nothing. I mean, I– I– you know, I– I– I just want a little peace, that’s all. Is it so hard to find some peace?

Lauren: You’re not gonna find peace in a bottle.

Nikki: How dare you.

Lauren: Nikki.

Nikki: Oh, it’s just… it’s been really, um, hard.

Lauren: I know. So, let’s get you home. I’m gonna call victor.

Nikki: No, no, no! Don’t do that! Oh, oh. Oh, I got it. I– I got it. Hold on.

Lauren: Okay, okay. Nikki, nikki. It’s okay.

Nikki: I’m fine. You don’t need to call him.

Lauren: You are so not fine.

Nikki: I’ll take a cab-xi. Uh… a taxi.

Lauren: Oh, and risk you going into the street and getting hit by a car again? Absolutely not. I’m gonna drive you home.

Nikki: I can’t go home. Victor can’t see me.

Lauren: Oh, okay. All right, look. I have an idea.

Victoria: I don’t know where to start.

Nate: The beginning is usually a good place.

Victoria: Okay. That would be claire grace.

Nate: Um, nikki’s assistant. How does she fit into all of this?

Victoria: She’s my daughter.

Nate: Excuse me?

Victoria: She’S… the baby we thought died after she was born. She was actually kidnapped from the hospital by her great aunt jordan who hates my family, my mother in particular.

Nate: My god, I–

Victoria: She raised claire to think that we didn’t want her. She raised her on lies and hatred. Promising her that one day, she would be able to punish the horrible newman family.

Nate: Wait, so claire coming back into your lives, it was planned for years?

Victoria: She gained my mother’s trust as a great assistant, then she lured her away to some remote location and had her held prisoner. Jordan hooked her up to an iv of alcohol.

Nate: My god, that is horrific. That jordan would violate nikki like that and her sobriety. That is pure evil. And your daughter… raised as a weapon against you, her entire life a lie. How does someone come back from that?

Victoria: I don’t know. I mean, we’re trying to get her all the help that we can. We were able to get her moved into a hospital in lieu of prison. Now… we’re trying to face the next big challenge.

Nate: Which is?

Victoria: Claire wants to confront jordan. Her therapists have signed off on it.

Nate: And you?

Victoria: I– I don’t want her anywhere near that woman. I mean, of course, I want for claire to find some sort of peace in all of this. I want her to be happy. I mean, I want her to have what she’s deserved all of those years. I mean, all the things she deserved that jordan took away from her. And I– I’m afraid for claire. I– I don’t want jordan to be able to hurt her again.

Nate: That is a risk. But I believe you supporting claire in this is the right decision.

[ Victoria sighing ] If she feels strong enough to face this woman, she should be given the opportunity to confront her about the abuse, the lies. It could absolutely be healing in this.

Victoria: Well, that’s all I want. Thank you, I– thank you so much. I think hearing this from a doctor, you know, from you, makes me feel confident that we should move forward with this.

Nate: Victoria, I… can’t imagine how wrenching all of this has been for you.

Victoria: Thanks. You know, I miss this. I miss our partnership. Being able to talk things through with you. Did everything that happened, did it really destroy what we had?

Lauren: A pot of coffee? Yeah, a large please. And extra hot.

Nikki: You know, lauren, that whole coffee thing doesn’t really work.

Lauren: I’m trying to tell myself that I’m helping you. Here, drink this.

Nikki: Mm. Not interested. But, you are helping, by keeping this secret.

Lauren: A secret I don’t want to keep.

Nikki: It’s just this one time, lauren. I promise.

Lauren: You’re not exactly in a position to make that promise.

Nikki: Well, why do you say that? Because you think that I am drunk?

Lauren: Nikki, you have an addiction and this is on jordan. I am so, so sorry that this happened to you. I know that your sobriety means everything to you and that you are fighting very hard to get it back.

[ Nikki chuckling ]

Nikki: Well, not hard enough. I practically fell through the door of this fine establishment for all of genoa city to see, including my son.

Lauren: Your family understands and so do your friends. You are not alone in this.

Nikki: Oh, no? Then why do I feel so very, very alone sometimes?

[ Knocking on door ]

Lauren: Ah, thank you. Would you get that for me? Thanks. By the way, you can’t order alcohol up to the room.

Nikki: Oh. Well, that was very thoughtful of you.

Lauren: Anything I can do to help. Now… humor me.

Nikki: Ah. You know, you don’t have to worry about me. I– I don’t want another drink. I just want to sleep this off, that’s all.

Lauren: Victor is gonna worry about you. He’s probably expecting you home by now.

Nikki: Oh, god. That man. He can’t leave me alone. He calls me 10, 12 times a day. What am I doing? Where am I?

Lauren: Because he’s concerned. He loves you.

[ Phone ringing ]

Nikki: Oh, god. Right on cue.

Lauren: Well, answer it.

Nikki: I will not answer it because then he will know. You answer it.

Lauren: You want me to lie to victor?

Nikki: Yeah. I– please. I mean, I– I– I– I– I– I will tell him everything after I get through tonight and– and then I am home, okay, please? Please, please, please, please, please. I’m adding downy unstopables to my wash.

Lauren: Hello, victor.

Victor: Wait a minute. Lauren fenmore? Why are you answering the phone? Where’s nikki?

Lauren: Uh, she’s with me.

Victor: I’ve been texting her all day. Never got an answer.

Lauren: That’s actually my fault. I had a fashion emergency at fenmore’s, and you know, nikki with her fashion sense to the rescue. Uh, we’ll probably be working through the night.

Victor: Okay, will you please put her on the phone?

Lauren: Uh, she… can’t come to the phone right now.

Victor: Lauren… she’s been drinking, right?

Lauren: Yes.

[ Victor sighing ]

Victor: Okay. I’m going to have this conversation with her at home. Please keep an eye on her.

Lauren: You know I will. Victor sends his love.

Nikki: Thank you so much.

Lauren: Just so we’re clear, this is a one off. I will never lie for you again.

Nikki: Oh, you won’t need to. I– I’m fine now. You go on. Go home to michael.

Lauren: You really think that I would leave you here alone? That is so not happening.

Nate: As deeply as I care for you… I’ll never be able to accept the hold your father has on you. I’d always feel like I’m in a relationship with the newman clan and that’s just too much for me to handle. On the other hand, I could never ask you to walk away from them. I know your family is the center of your life.

Victoria: Well, thank you for being so honest.

Nate: That’s what friends do. And I am your friend. I will happily listen to you if you need to talk. Give you my honest opinion if that’s what you want or just support you, if that’s what you need. Well, um, I guess I better get going.

Victoria: Yes.

Nate: Take care, victoria.

Sally: I’m afraid all I have left are the less exciting flavors.

Adam: Are you okay? Seeing nick like that?

Sally: Well, it definitely wasn’t the most comfortable moment I’ve had all day, but I guess I have to get used to it. I mean, he’s your brother and you work together, so you know, it’s bound to happen.

Adam: Are you saying that this date went so well that there could be more?

Sally: Well, I don’t know. This one’s not over yet. Chocolate?

[ Both chuckling ]

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