Y&R Transcript Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Young & The Restless Transcript


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Summer: Look, if you’re too busy, I totally understand.

Chance: No, I appreciate the offer.

Summer: I just thought that maybe, I don’t know, you could use a friend. We could grab some comfort food, have a laugh. But look, if you need to do your work, it’s– it’s fine. We can do it another time. Let’s rain check, okay?

Chance: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, hold on. Hope you don’t think I’m gonna let you off the hook that easy. Comfort food sounds great. I’m starving.

Nikki: Oh, Lauren, thank you for meeting me. Thank you for making the time. I was hoping that we could–

Lauren: Nikki, stop right there. Before you say another word, I need to know something first.

Nikki: Of course, you’re upset about last night, and I feel terrible about it.

Lauren: No, the only thing that I need to know is if you’ve been drinking again.

Daniel: Hey, sorry about the music Lucy was blasting earlier. Apparently, it’s something called pop rock, and it can only be enjoyed at very high decibels.

Danny: Well, thank you for the explanation, but I already asked her to send me her playlist. Yeah, I was actually a little shocked that I wasn’t on it.

Daniel: Oh, you know, she’s a fan. I’m sure she’s a fan.

Danny: Oh, yes, yes, of course, no doubt. I mean, hey, look, um, you know, I’m only family, right? for humoring her and asking for her list.

Danny: I wasn’t humoring her, believe it or not. Yeah. I– I really got into some of it. And I’m not above picking up some new ideas now and then. Hey, you never know where motivation is going to come from. You got to stay on the cutting edge. Excuse me. Sorry.

Daniel: Wow, someone sure is blowing up your phone. I wonder who that could be. I’m kidding. I know exactly who that is. I mean, Christine’s the only one that can make you smile like that.

Phyllis: Danny, come on, get back to me. Get back to me, Danny. I bet she’s with you right now. Oh, I bet that’s happening. She’s sitting with you right now, taking shots at me, making herself feel better. That’s what’s happening. Oh, no. Oh, no, Christine. That is not going to work. I refuse to let the bug come between me and Danny ever, ever again.

Lucy: Dad.

Daniel: Mm-hmm.

Lucy: I’m hungry.

Danny: Hey, why don’t you let your grandfather whip you up something, huh?

Daniel: Yeah, or– or I could just call for some takeout, go pick up some burgers. How does that sound?

Lucy: No, no, none of the above. I’m having– having a really specific craving. Grilled cheese.

Danny: You got it. Grilled cheese sandwich coming right up.

Lucy: Oh, no, y– you don’t have to do that.

Danny: No. It’s no problem at all.

Lucy: I kind of mean “No, thank you.” Sometimes, I just– I want–

Danny: Okay.

Lucy: I want stuff the way that mom makes it.

Daniel: Are you texting your mom?

Lucy: She’s the only one who makes it right.

Daniel: Yeah, sure, right, but Luce, I mean, come on, you don’t have to go all the way over to your mother’s for a sandwich.

Lucy: Oh, I– I’m not. She is already on her way over here. Oh, I should probably go check and make sure that we have everything she needs.

Daniel: What just happened?

Danny: Yeah, that, uh, escalated fast.

Daniel: Yeah, that did. One text and Heather’s on her way over here? I guess it makes Lucy happy.

Danny: And what about you?

Daniel: What about me?

Danny: Does it make you happy knowing that Heather’s on her way over?

Daniel: I’m not going to tell Lucy that she can’t call her mom.

Danny: That’s not what I asked. It seems like Heather is spending as much time here as she does at her own place. I’m just– I’m just wondering, how does it make you feel?

Phyllis: You’ve given me no choice, Danny. But I don’t mind one bit.

Nikki: But I give you my word, I have not had a drop of alcohol since last night. I had a really bad moment at the office yesterday, and I– I gave into temptation. I– I– I couldn’t help myself. But that’s over. I– I’ve pulled myself together, and I am completely sober.

Lauren: Well, I’m glad to hear that. But what about ten minutes from now?

Nikki: Look, no flask, no hidden pint of vodka. After Victor picked me up this morning, I went straight to an AA meeting, which was very humbling, but imperative. And that helped me get back on track. But please believe me, I am telling you the truth.

Lauren: I do believe you. And I hope you can understand why I’m so concerned.

Nikki: I cannot blame you for doubting me. My behavior last night was deplorable.

Lauren: I was frightened for you, Nikki.

Nikki: I’m so sorry. I am determined to beat this thing. I’ve done it before and I will do it again.

Lauren: Words alone cannot make that happen. And neither can just one meeting. I mean, we both know that.

Nikki: I am going to do my damnedest to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.

Lauren: It was heartbreaking seeing you in that condition. The fact that nobody saw you was sheer luck.

Nikki: I hope to God they didn’t.

Lauren: Look, I don’t know much about your struggle, but I do know about your addiction. And that you have been going through some impossible times.

Nikki: It has been absolute chaos and agony. Otherwise, none of this would be happening.

Lauren: Well, let me tell you what I know about you. You have incredible strength and pride. And your sobriety means everything to you. And I saw none of that last night.

Nikki: That’s why I didn’t want Victor to see me that way. And I’m sorry I put you on the spot like that, having you make an excuse when he called. But it was a good one.

Lauren: He knew something was wrong right away.

Nikki: At least it spared him from worrying that something terrible had happened to me.

Lauren: Something terrible did happen to you, Nikki. And he had every right to know where you were. I have never been so worried as I was when Fen was going through his active addiction. Fear sat on my stomach like a stone. My nerves were always on edge when I– I didn’t know where he was or I couldn’t find him. It was a living nightmare to feel utterly helpless, and no one should ever feel like that.

Nikki: The last thing I wanted was to upset Victor like that.

Lauren: I’m sorry for coming down on you so hard. I know a little bit about what you’re going through. And after everything that I’ve been through with Fenn… I have nothing but compassion for you. So, if you need anything, you need support, you need a ride, you need to talk anything, anywhere, you call me. If you can’t find your sponsor or he’s unavailable, and you can’t talk to Victor, promise me you will call me.

Nikki: I will.

Lauren: Don’t you suffer alone. And don’t you let your family suffer any more than they already have.

Summer: All right. Let’s order up all of your favorites.

Chance: Ooh, that could be a bad idea. It’s everything on this menu.

Summer: That’s okay. We can do that. How about a drink to start, though? Just one or two. Not trying to get you drunk. I just want to distract you from everything that’s weighing on your mind.

Chance: Well, I guess I could use a little distraction. But I hope you know I don’t need some whole game plan devoted to cheer me up, okay? Because I’m fine. Really.

Summer: I know. It’s also normal to kind of be in denial. Good food and some good wine, it’s a great way to pass the time until you are ready to process everything.

Chance: Okay. Fine. I will admit, I was a bit caught off guard. I thought things with Sharon were going well. But after thinking about it, a part of me feels like she is right, you know? So, this is for the best.

Summer: Still, when something like this happens so abruptly, it’s going to hurt.

Chance: Yeah, I think in most cases, sure. But this wasn’t anything bitter or angry. No– no nasty accusations thrown around, no insults, nobody cheated. Sharon and I, we– we get along. We’re genuinely friends. And I think once this initial breakup awkwardness passes, we’ll continue to be friends. Or at least I hope so.

Summer: That’s a really mature attitude to have. I think Kyle and I are trying to do something similar to that. Having Harrison to co-parent helps. We kind of have to remain positive and civil with each other, but I gotta admit, it’s still not easy.

Chance: Well, yeah, of course it’s tougher for you. I mean, you and Kyle, your relationship was much deeper and longer. You guys go way back, right? There’s– there’s a lot more pain to get past there. But I’ll tell you from experience, it just takes time, right? Just takes time to really figure out what that future looks like after all that.

Summer: Okay, what’s going on here? We’re not here to cheer me up. We’re here to cheer you up.

Chance: Oh, yeah. My bad. My bad.

Summer: Let’s get these drinks going.

Chance: Okay.

Daniel: What was that?

Danny: What was what?

Daniel: Oh, you know what. You know, that. That tone about how I don’t mind having Heather coming over here?

Danny: You don’t, though, do you?

Daniel: No, I don’t. Because she’s Lucy’s mom, and we’re co-parents.

Danny: Yeah. Absolutely.

Daniel: Look, if you’re implying that something is going on between the two of us, you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s not. It’s nothing. I do– I do get the feeling that Lucy might have a little agenda of her own.

Danny: Or maybe Lucy just misses Heather when they’re not together. I mean, you said so yourself. It’s just been the two of them for a while. And, hey, it’s got to be thrilling for her to have both her parents in the same town.

Daniel: Yeah, and I am thrilled having my daughter so close to me.

Danny: And I’m sure Lucy feels torn, you know? This, uh, shared custody thing, splitting up her time between her parents, it’s going to require adjustment, right?

Daniel: She’s been through a lot because of me. You know? Now, she has to deal with me and Heather living in the same town together, but not really being together.

Danny: But it’s gotta be reassuring for her to have this family time with the two of you like it was before. It’d– Just it’s the opposite for me, you know, having you and Mom in town. Yeah, it’s– it’s not reassuring at all. Actually, it’s kind of terrifying.

Danny: I– I don’t love the idea of having us both around you being terrifying for you.

Daniel: Yeah, but, you know, I know your history. I was there, remember? So, any of those times that you guys were at each other’s throats, it left an indelible mark on my very fragile young mind. So, yeah, I’m sorry, but you and Ma, same place, same time, not reassuring.

Heather: Hi.

Danny: Heather, the chef that makes house calls. Look, uh, I’ve got a run. There’s something I have to do.

Daniel: Where are you going?

Danny: I– I won’t be long. Just say, send me one of those grilled cheese sandwiches. I’ll be right back, okay?

Daniel: Listen, I am really sorry that Lucy dragged you out like this tonight.

Heather: Oh, I’m– I’m just happy that our daughter still wants to hang out with her boring old mom.

Daniel: You’re not old and boring. You shouldn’t let her take advantage of you like that.

Heather: Oh, no, Lucy is definitely not taking advantage. Um, I actually live for moments like this. These days are not going to last forever, you know? And, uh, to be called and wanted? It is, um, my pleasure to make her anything she wants for as long as she wishes.

Daniel: What’s with the face?

Lucy: Um…

Heather: Seriously? You– you called me to make grilled cheese, but you don’t actually have–

Lucy: Have any cheese.

Daniel: Key ingredient. We don’t have cheese. Is– is there anything we can substitute for cheese?

Lucy: Um, we could do peanut butter and bananas. We do have that.

Daniel: Peanut butter and bananas. Grilled? That sounds terrible. No, absolutely not.

Heather: Who– who– who said anything about them being grilled?

Lucy: Yeah, Dad. That’s gross.

Heather: Yeah, Dad. Gross. Hi.

Lucy: Hi. Isn’t Mom the best?

Daniel: Best. Yeah.

Nikki: Thank you, Lauren, but I plan on maintaining my sobriety. I appreciate your offer more than you can know, but hopefully, I would never have to take you up on it.

Lauren: Well, I hope so, too. For you and your family. But I want you to know, I have faith that you are going to get through this. And whatever the outcome, the offer stands. You can always count on me.

Nikki: Well, with all that support, how can I fail?

Lauren: Well, your sponsor, Seth, seems committed as well. He seemed very concerned, so I’m sure that he will be available to you whenever you need it.

Nikki: He certainly was there for me last night when you called him for backup.

Lauren: Without hesitation. He knew you needed all the support you could get.

Nikki: I was lucky to find him. We had run into each other at meetings over the years and chatted, traded success stories, patted each other on the back, that kind of thing. It just, uh, grew from there. And, uh, I knew that I needed a sponsor, and we got along. And he certainly made it easy to reach out once I realized I was in trouble.

Lauren: Like Neil and Katherine in the past, you had a mutual understanding.

Nikki: Yeah. You know… it’s almost impossible to understand addiction unless you have experienced it personally. And I know you’ve gone through so much with Fen. But it’s not quite the same.

Lauren: I know how important a sponsor is to someone in recovery. Fen is very close to his. In fact, he and Trey spent Christmas with him.

Nikki: Wow. Well, I don’t know that it will be like that for Seth and me, but, um, he sure was there for me, and that’s all that matters, really. I will always be grateful for that.

Phyllis: Thank you for meeting with me. I took the liberty.

Danny: Oh, thank you. So, uh– Yeah. So, what’s the big urgency? What did you want to see me about?

Phyllis: First, I’d like to ask you for a favor.

Danny: Uh, well, that depends on what it is.

Phyllis: That song that you said, um, I helped inspire, can you play it for me?

Danny: That’s what you wanted to see me about?

Phyllis: I love that song. It’s so beautiful.

Danny: Right now? Like, tonight? I haven’t even finished the lyrics. Look, if you want to talk about something, I’m here.

Phyllis: I do, I do. But first, I just– I want to hear this song. It’s just beautiful, and makes me feel like– like everything is going to work out the way it should. That’s what your music does to me, do you know that? It inspires me. Please?

Danny: Sure. Okay.

Summer: So tell me, this breakup between you and Sharon, why do I get the feeling that it didn’t just happen today? When I saw you last, had you guys already decided to end things?

Chance: Yeah, we had. And I’ll admit, I was still a little raw from it, still kind of fresh. So, I wasn’t quite ready to bare my soul.

Summer: Mm, are you ready to bare your soul now, maybe?

Chance: Ugh, I would rather talk about anything else, actually.

Summer: Okay, like what?

Chance: How about the giant thank you that I owe you?

Summer: For dinner? No. We’re even, I’m having fun, too.

Chance: No, no, no. I’m talking about the wardrobe tips that you gave me. I swear you knocked it out of the park. You got me on the right track.

Summer: Oh, okay. So, you might say that shopping spree I went on saved your career?

Chance: No doubt in my mind.

Summer: Okay, so I think that this means that now you have to trust my judgment in all things going forward.

Chance: Clearly, I have no choice.

Danny: Oh, thank you, thank you.

Phyllis: That was amazing.

Danny: So… you want to tell me what’s really bothering you? ‘Cause I know it’s not the song. Does it maybe have something to do with Tucker McCall?

Phyllis: Tucker McCall? Why would you ask that?

Danny: Well, I’ve heard he has a reputation for being nothing but trouble. So, when I saw you two New Year’s Eve, I just, you know– Please tell me you two aren’t seeing each other.

Phyllis: I mean, do you think it would be a mistake for me to be involved with him?

Danny: I don’t presume to make any kind of judgment call for you, especially since, really, all I know about the man is his notorious reputation.

Phyllis: Well, um, I mean, I don’t see a future with Tucker, you know.

Danny: Hm.

Phyllis: He doesn’t sweep me off my feet. Like you do. I mean, really– Oh, it’s hot. There’s no passion there. With Tucker and myself. When, um… When you have passion with somebody, you definitely can’t let it go like we had. Do you remember the passion that we had?

Danny: Yes, and yes to that, but, uh… it wasn’t necessarily all good.

Phyllis: Yeah, it was. It was all good. I think, um… I think we could have that again. There’s so much fire and heat between us. I think that if we try, we could have that again. Don’t get that. Don’t get that.

Danny: What? Are you kidding me? What the hell is this?

Phyllis: I– I’m sorry, what?

Danny: The video you obviously just posted.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah, I– I posted that. Uh, the song is so beautiful, I wanted the world to hear it. Is there something wrong with that?

Danny: What about the caption, Phyllis? “TFW meaning that feeling when your ex plays you a love song?” Why would you post something like this?

Phyllis: I don’t know what the problem is. I mean, the song is so beautiful, and I helped inspire it, and I wanted the world to hear it. But I think you’re making a big deal out of nothing. What’s wrong with that?

Danny: Maybe because it is a big deal. Yeah, Daniel’s right. He was worried about us being in the same town together. You know what? You are infuriating.

Phyllis: Um, am I supposed to understand what’s going on here?

Danny: Don’t try to play me, Phyllis. We know exactly why you posted this video. It’s obvious. You want the whole world to think that there’s something going on between us, that we’re now romantically seeing each other again when you know damn well that’s not the case at all. But you know what? I know better now. You haven’t changed at all, have you, Phyllis?

Phyllis: I have changed.

Danny: But you haven’t. You’re still up to your same old tricks, playing games, manipulating people’s lives to suit your own warped agenda. You just don’t stop, do you?

Phyllis: Do you know who’s playing games? It’s not me. You want to know who? It’s your precious Christine. That’s who’s playing games. I am direct and I am upfront. Christine couldn’t wait to tell me that the two of you were going on some romantic trip together.

Danny: She just told you that, unprovoked?

Phyllis: Yeah, unprovoked. She took great, great pleasure in telling me, trust me.

Danny: Which means you two are at it again.

Phyllis: Do you know how much it hurts me when she comes after me like that?

Danny: I see, and you’re the innocent bystander just minding your own business?

Phyllis: Yes, actually, I was, I was. I was trying to apologize to her, Danny. We were having a simple conversation and she tried to throw that in my face. Do you know, contrary to public belief, I actually have feelings. But she couldn’t wait to make me feel like dirt.

Danny: Again, just out of the blue?

Phyllis: Yeah, out of the blue. I can’t help it if she’s threatened by me.

Danny: Please tell me that you didn’t happen to mention that you kissed me.

Phyllis: Oh, well, as I remember… you were kissing me, too. It wasn’t just me kissing you. But, no, I didn’t tell her. I could have thrown it in her face like she did with me, but I didn’t. I showed restraint.

Danny: Restraint? You call posting that video restraint? You seriously think that you should get credit for that?

Phyllis: Yeah, I do. But I think there’s a bigger part of this story. The fact that you didn’t tell Christine about the kiss. Why is that, Danny?

Danny: Why would I do something like that? What could it possibly accomplish? Nothing. Except, upset Christine, and fuel this rivalry between you two even further.

Phyllis: Hm. Well, I think there’s another reason why you didn’t tell her.

Danny: What are you suggesting?

Phyllis: I think you liked it. Yeah. I think the kiss meant something to you. How about that?

Seth: Ladies. It’s so good to see you both.

Nikki: Well, hello. Your ears must have been burning.

Lauren: Good to see you again. We didn’t really get a chance to talk last night when you came to help.

Nikki: And I wasn’t able to finish thanking you. I was still a little out of it when Victor came to the suite, but I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you. You were there when I needed it.

Seth: Well, I’m ready to do whatever you need. And may I say, it’s great to see you looking so much better now. And, uh, you know, I hope as your sponsor, I can– I can help you stay that way.

Nikki: Well, I’m counting on it, it’s– it’s always a struggle.

Seth: Yeah, that’s– that’s what I’m here for, right? You know, to help you get back to stable sobriety.

Nikki: I didn’t see you at the meeting this morning. I was there.

Seth: That– Yeah, that’s great. You know, meetings– meetings are so important. Uh, I’m afraid that’s my fault.

Seth: No, I don’t know. Maybe I’m under the weather or something, you know. Actually, I was just on my way to a late meeting, so…

Nikki: Um, you know, you might be coming down with something. Maybe you should go home after the meeting and rest.

Seth: Yes, yes, that’s just what I was thinking, yeah. Yeah, but don’t forget, I always leave my phone on. So, if you need anything, anything, just don’t hesitate to reach out, ’cause I’m here, yeah?

Nikki: Okay. Thanks. Um, we’ll talk tomorrow. And, uh, go, go, take care of yourself.

Seth: Yeah, thanks. Uh, you do the same. Good night.

Nikki: Good night. Hm. Did he seem okay to you?

Chance: You think the jacket’s slick? Wait ’til you see what else I got from Marchetti. You’d be very proud.

Summer: Oh, yeah, the clothes are nice, but it’s the man inside of them that makes all the difference.

Chance: Ooh, well, this man better get going. I got an early morning and I can’t show up all ragged from hanging out too late.

Summer: No, we don’t want that. Being fired in your first week, that would be– that would be bad. I don’t want to be responsible for that. Uh, this was, um– This was nice.

Chance: Yeah. Let’s do it again soon.

Lucy: Mm, this was exactly what I needed, hot chocolate and marshmallows always helps me fall right asleep. Good night, Dad.

Daniel: Good night.

Lucy: I promise I won’t drag you out here to make me a grilled cheese again.

Heather: Well, I mean, maybe not until you, uh, get some cheese in the house.

Daniel: Yeah, cheese. Key ingredient.

Lucy: Okay, okay, fine. My bad. Good night, Mom.

Heather: Good night, sweetheart, I love you.

Lucy: Love you.

Heather: Don’t forget to brush your teeth, I know you pretend to do that. I saw that. She– she was– Yeah, I know. All right, well, I should get going soon, too, just as soon as I wash the dishes.

Daniel: Oh, no, no, you don’t have to do that. You cooked, you don’t have to do the cleaning, that’s the deal. You know that. Besides, I probably owe you one, maybe two.

Heather: Why is that?

Daniel: Well, twice now, you have dropped everything at our daughter’s request.

Heather: Guess I’m a soft touch.

Daniel: Yeah, me, too. Kind of putty in her hands. I get the feeling she kind of likes all of us hanging out again. You know, like the old times.

Heather: Yeah, I mean, I don’t think she’s the only one.

Daniel: No?

Heather: I imagine you’ve already noticed this, but… if you need me to say it out loud… I’m falling back in love with you, Daniel. All over again.

Danny: You are purposely misreading this whole thing. You’re twisting things into believing what you want to believe, and the truth be damned.

Phyllis: Look, I know why you don’t want to face this. You probably don’t even want to admit it to yourself, but it’s written all over your face, Danny. And it shows in your demeanor and your body language.

Danny: What are you saying? Do you even know?

Phyllis: Here’s what I know. That you’re happier and more comfortable around me. You’re so tense and on edge with Christine. It’s like– it’s like you feel like you’re going to say something to scare the little bug off.

Danny: You know what? You have no clue what you’re talking about. Can I get a scotch neat, please? Thank you. so hard to be comfortable around her, aren’t you? So hard. You’re making it look like the two of you are so comfortable together and so in sync. You know, like you’re still attracted to her. The allure of the bewitching Christine, it’s all an act.

Danny: Hey, you know what? Do me a favor and back off, all right? Yeah, stop pretending to try to know my feelings better than I do because you don’t.

Phyllis: I always trust my instincts, you know that? My instincts never lead me astray. You should trust them, too. I know what I know. And I know… this.

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