Y&R Transcript Thursday, February 1, 2024

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Jack: Hey, traci. I’m calling toley’s doing in paris. I am trying not to hover, but I am concerned. Give me a call when you can.

[ Jack sighs ]

Nikki: Oh! Oops.

Lucy: Hey, dad. We still on for later? Hello? Your daughter’s speaking to you.

Daniel: Hey, um, your father is listening. What’s up?

Lucy: You forgot.

Daniel: Forgot what?

Lucy: Really?

Daniel: Hey, I’m– I’m sorry. I just– I got this deadline. And– [ Sighs ]

Lucy: You’re not busy. You were just staring into space like– like this.

Daniel: Okay, cool. Thank you for the mockery. You have my undivided attention.

Lucy: So, you know how you want me to, like, talk about my feelings and stuff?

Daniel: Mm-hmm. Always.

Lucy: So, you should tell me why you’ve been so grumpy all morning. You yelled at the coffee machine earlier, and you’ve obviously forgotten that I don’t have school today, and we were going to go to the gallery show.

Daniel: Oh, yeah, right.

Lucy: You sound just like mom.

Daniel: What is that supposed to mean?

Lucy: I asked her if she was still planning on coming with us and she basically said the exact same thing. “Oh, yeah, right.”

Daniel: Is she still coming?

Lucy: I don’t know. She said that I should check with you, which is weird.

Daniel: No, no, it’s not weird. You know, she knows that I’m busy with work, so maybe she just wants to take you on her own.

Lucy: This isn’t about work. Did you two have a fight or something?

[ Knocking on door ]

[ Daniel chuckles ]

[ Daniel sighs ]

Tucker: Bonjour, ashley. I know where you are and I know what you’re doing. It’s done. Goodbye, ashley.

[ Ashley yelps ] You go to hell!

Traci: Are you okay? Ashley, are you sure that you want to do this?

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Traci: Ashley, you know, if you’ve changed your mind about this, we could leave. It’s okay.

Ashley: No, I need proof of what happened with tucker and me.

Traci: You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone about anything.

Ashley: You got on that jet and you told me that you were with me every step of the way.

Traci: I am.

Ashley: So, then why does it seem like you’re trying to talk me out of doing this?

Traci: No, I’m– I’m not. Of course I’m not. I’m here for you, whatever you need.

Ashley: I need this to end. I’m happy that you’re here. Thank you. Not just as my sister, but I need a witness. I need somebody to confirm my version of what happened, okay? And then I can tell tucker to stop gaslighting me, and I can get him out of my head and I can get on with my life, okay?

Traci: Yes, I understand that’s the mission. It’s just that I’m not sure that I like that look in your eye.

[ Phone chiming ]

Ashley: I got a voicemail from tucker.

Traci: Oh, why don’t you just ignore it?

Tucker: Bonjour, ashley. I know where you are. And I know what you’re doing. I’m trying to stay out of it but I just can’T. You could be at the bistro this very minute. And I hope you are, because the suspense is killing me. Not that there’s any question about what the staff would tell you. What I’m dying to know is how you’ll react to the truth, what happens when you finally come face to face with reality.

Ashley: Son of a bitch.

Tucker: Good morning, kyle.

Kyle: Go away.

Tucker: How’s the family?

Kyle: None of your business.

Tucker: Not a morning person?

[ Kyle scoffs ]

Kyle: Yeah, actually, I do have a question for you. How’s glissade? You know, your plans to take it to the top, to rule the industry? It’s got to be hell, breaking in a new board after the last one couldn’t get away from you fast enough.

Tucker: Oh, the last one was invited to leave, and a new board has been installed, so all good.

Kyle: I mean, for now. How much did you have to pay them to get them to sign on?

[ Tucker laughs ]

Tucker: Now, as you know, loyalty has its own reward.

[ Kyle chuckles ]

Kyle: And a big, fat check helps. But I doubt that you buying their loyalty could keep them around for long.

Tucker: I love it when you get all high and mighty about loyalty. The boy who almost turned on his daddy.

[ Kyle chuckles ]

Kyle: I was an idiot when I threw in with you and audra. I let my anger get the better of me, and I own it. But I learned from it. And I remembered what’s actually important. It’s not money. It’s not power. It’s family. Yeah. And I’ve corrected course. Something that you’re incapable of doing, because, tucker, you will always be a toxic mess and when your new board walks away from you, and it will happen, glissade will crash and burn, just like everything else in your life.

Victor: I don’t want to wait for answers from the authorities. You do your own damn investigation, you got it? That’s what I pay you for! Find out what the hell happened to that jordan woman. Did she die in the fire? She’s still incarcerated? Is she on the loose? You let me know as soon as you can, you got it?

Jack: Here you go.

Nikki: I’m sorry. I didn’t know where else to go.

Jack: I’m glad you came. How did you get here?

Nikki: Well, I didn’t drive, if that’s what you mean.

Jack: Good.

Nikki: I’m not that stupid. Stupid enough to take a drink, but not to get behind the wheel of a car.

Jack: So, you used your driver, right?

Nikki: I used a ride share. I couldn’t let our driver see me stumble into the car and then maybe smell the fumes and tell victor. Can you imagine? Although, he would be nothing but kind and understanding. Oh, so kind. I hate it. I hate that I am such a burden to him.

Jack: You are not a burden to anyone. Listen to me. He loves you.

Nikki: I was fine. I was ready to go through that pile of work on my desk. And then…

Jack: And then what? That’s what I want to know. What triggered this?

Nikki: I’ll show you.

Jack: Okay.

Nikki: Oh, gee whiz.

Jack: Let me get it. I got it. I got it.

Nikki: I can’t even handle my damn phone.

Jack: Here, you show me what upset you.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: This.

Jack: “A massive fire at the south coast women’s correctional facility in oregon has led to a number of fatalities. It is not known at this time if unaccounted for prisoners are deceased or have escaped.” This is about jordan.

Nikki: What if she has escaped? She could be on her way to genoa city. She could be here now for all we know. I kn– this woman tried to kill me. She is responsible for this. Well, that– that– that’s not true. I mean, I am responsible for this. I am responsible. But, jack, I don’t know if I can do it, I don’t know that I can make it this time. I mean, every little thing just gets me so rattled.

Jack: Look, believe me, this would get to anybody, this kind of news.

Nikki: Yeah, but it wouldn’t give them an excuse to drink. Jordan terrifies me and she could be on her way to get me again. So… I just– I just wanted a drink. Just– just one drink to– to make things better, you know? And it just made things worse.

Jack: Yeah, drinking can do that. But you didn’t hide it. You didn’t try to cover it up. You came to me knowing that I wouldn’t judge you and knowing that I wouldn’t enable you either. You did the right thing, nikki. I’m glad you came. Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth…

Heather: I hope you don’t mind me just stopping by like this.

Daniel: No, no, not at all. It’s fine.

Lucy: So, are we all still on for the gallery show?

Heather: I think you should probably, um, just talk to your father about that.

Lucy: Something’s going on with you two. What– what’s wrong?

Daniel: Nothing.

Heather: Nothing. I, um– I’ve been very busy with work. I’m on a deadline, so.

Lucy: You know, that’s what dad said, too. He’s on a deadline. But, you know, I’m not– I’m not believing either of you.

Daniel: Lucy, everything– everything’s fine.

Lucy: Hey, mom, you didn’t say you were coming over when we talked.

Heather: Yes, that’s because it’s about work, and that’s why I’m here to speak to your father about work.

Lucy: Okay, go ahead.

Heather: In private.

Lucy: Okay, now, I know something’s up.

Daniel: You’re just not going to let this go, are you?

Lucy: No. Because I’m right.

Heather: Okay, you know what, miss? I know it’s not a school day, but I’m pretty sure you have a lot of homework to get to, so.

Lucy: But I was going to–

Heather: Not a request.

Daniel: What your mom said.

Lucy: Fine.

Jack: Here. Drink. Tell me what’s in your head right now.

Nikki: Shame. Helplessness. Jordan. And this damn disease. I was so proud of myself this morning. I– I had everything under control. More or less. And because of you, another day sober.

[ Sighs ] And then, I got cocky. That was my mistake. And one headline, that headline, jack, I could barely breathe. And– and without even thinking, I headed straight for the vodka. And then, one drink became three.

[ Nikki sighs ] I used to be so much stronger.

Jack: No, you are strong, nikki. Beating this disease is about making one good decision. You made one when you walked in that door.

Nikki: Yeah, stumbled in. And I– I know that I’m supposed to avoid triggers like jordan, but how do you do that when it’s in your head, it’s in your dreams? Awake or asleep, jordan is there, and she could be coming for me right now.

Jack: Okay, of course you are afraid. After what that woman did to you? But listen to me. The chances of her escaping are minimal. In fact, she could well have been a casualty of that fire. Look, in the unlikely chance that she did escape, that she is stupid enough to come back to genoa city, victor’s security people will protect you from her.

Nikki: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I– I know that. I– I know that logically. But this beast finds a way to feed itself. I’m just terrified. I’m going to walk out on the street, she’ll be right there.

Jack: You have to fight it, nikki. You have to fight back. You have to want it.

Nikki: I do, jack. I want it with everything in me. I just need to be strong enough.

Jack: Okay, you can’t do it alone. We have to set you up for success. You need something to make you stronger right now.

Nikki: Oh, god. You’re not going to make me eat those vending machine pretzels, are you?

Jack: No, I was thinking about bad coffee and stale donuts. You and I are going to a meeting.

Nikki: What? With me like– like this?

Jack: You would not be the first member that showed up less than sober, and sadly, you won’t be the last. Come on, what do you say? You ready to go?

Tucker: God, you abbotts are so self-righteous.

[ Tucker scoffs ] That little sermon you gave me there, you all do it. So tedious. For your information, I handpicked every member of the new board. The scandal does not scare them. On the contrary, it makes them feel like I’m looking out for them. And, uh, makes them feel like the company’s in good hands. Strong hands.

Kyle: In other words, you really scraped the bottom of the barrel for a group of people as lacking in ethics as you are. I mean, tucker, that always ends well.

Tucker: I’ll take the odds. You, on the other hand. All the family first crap. How’s that working out for you? Aren’t you passed over for the number two spot for the second time?

[ Sucks teeth ] Ouch.

Kyle: I’m exactly where I want to be.

Tucker: No, no, you’re not. All you had to do was stick with audra and me, and you would be calling the shots right now instead of always playing nice, toeing the family line.

Kyle: Yeah, I would much rather be at jabot succeeding, doing things the right way than anywhere else doing them the wrong way.

Tucker: God, can you get any more naive?

Ashley: He’s just baiting me. He’s so predictable.

Traci: You know what, ashley? Let’s not do this today. Come on, let’s go grab a croissant. We’ll walk the tuileries, we’ll do some shopping.

Ashley: Please stop. Please, just stop. I have put this off long enough. I need answers. This is the reason why I’m here. Okay, there’s the waiter from the same day, okay? That I was here. Excusez-moi, monsieur. Um, parlez-vous anglais?

Waiter: Oh, yes. I’m american.

Ashley: Oh, fantastic. Um, do you happen to remember me, by chance?

Waiter: Yes, you were here a few months ago.

Ashley: Exactly. Exactly. Do you remember anything about my companion that day?

Waiter: The gentleman who was very angry?

Ashley: Exactly. And do you remember anything specific about his behavior by chance, maybe?

Waiter: [ Sighs ] Well, he was very rude.

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Waiter: He raised his voice several times.

Ashley: Yes.

Waiter: The commotion he made and the way he left. I felt bad for you.

Ashley: Oh. Thank you. Thank you so much. I know. It was a real spectacle when he threw the glass and broke it and he tossed the chair aside, and it was so embarrassing, right? Force factor total beets is the number one

Waiter: I’m sorry, madam. I don’t recall a broken glass or an overturned chair. Only that the gentleman got quite loud, he made a scene, and– and then he stormed out.

Ashley: No, that’s not what happened. You don’t remember correctly.

Waiter: Madam, I remember it perfectly. If you’ll excuse me.

Ashley: I remember what happened. I know what I saw, I know what I heard, I remember! I remember.

Tucker: So, diane abandons you, pretends to be dead, and then she’s given the brass ring over you. I bet that– actually, I know that’s gotta drive you crazy. Your inexperienced mother sliding into that co-ceo spot.

Kyle: Okay, let me stop you right there. For your information, I suggested my mother for the role.

Tucker: Is that what you tell yourself? You’re good with it, just happy to be part of the team?

Kyle: Hm. I wouldn’t expect you to understand or respect even the satisfaction that comes with working with family.

[ Tucker scoffs ]

Tucker: You know, kyle, for just a split second, when you were on board with audra and me, I really saw you. I saw your ambition. I saw your drive to have it all on your terms, right? Not your family’S. But at the last second, you just chickened out, just like ashley.

Kyle: Okay, leave ashley out of this.

Tucker: No, I think I’ll mention ashley all I want, thank you. You’re never going to be a player, man, until you step out of your father’s shadow. Until you do, you’re never going to take a chance on anything. Think about it. All right, well, this is tremendous service. I’m going to get my coffee elsewhere. Have a good day.

Heather: Even our daughter knows something’s up with us. Do you think– do you think she suspects the truth?

Daniel: How could she?

Heather: Right, because we’re a secret.

Daniel: Come on, it’s not like that.

Heather: Well, it kind of feels– it feels like that. Okay, I– I know that you want to tell lily about us, and I– I respect that. That’s what I want as well. But this– this idea of just– just putting us on “hold” until you get around to telling her? I– I can’t live a lie. I’m not– I’m not comfortable with that. What about lucy? I mean, she already knows we’re acting super weird. Are– are we going to tell her the truth? Or are we just going to pretend like there’s nothing–

Daniel: There’s just not an easy answer.

Heather: But there is. And it’s right here waiting for us. We love each other. We finally found our way back to each other. Do you have any idea how lucky we are? How close this was to almost never happening? Okay? And we can be a family again, a real family. We’ve lost so much time already. I don’t want to lose any more.

Daniel: No, I don’t either.

Heather: But you made this decision, and now– now we’re in this space, whatever this space is. And I’ve– I have been up all night just trying to figure out where– where do we go from here. I mean, how– how do i not look at you like I’m crazy in love with you? And how do i stand next to you and not want to hold your hand? And how– how do I be this close to you and not get to kiss you? I can’t–

Daniel: I was up all night, too, asking myself the same questions.

Heather: And?

Daniel: This isn’t easy to say.

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Daniel: No, I am absolutely not backing away from what happened. I want us to be a family again just as bad as you do. I mean, I’m going to spend every single day of the rest of our lives making up to you and luce for what we lost because of my stupidity.

Heather: Why do I feel like I hear a “but”?

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Because what we did, as right as it felt, I still cheated on lily. I can’t keep disrespecting her by continuing to do that behind her back.

Heather: But you won’t fly to california to tell her.

Daniel: Okay, it’s not that I don’t want to. I just– I feel like the timing is off. You know? Devon said that lily was having a really hard time dealing with the whole situation with mattie. I don’t really think that it would be fair for me just to fly out there, dump this on her and break off our relationship out of the blue. And I’m– I’m just grateful that devon is giving me the chance to be the one to tell her.

Heather: You’re an honorable man. And I kind of hate that right now.

[ Daniel laughs ]

Daniel: Yeah, well, you know, I’m just– I’m trying to do the right thing for everyone involved.

Heather: Okay. And in the meantime, you don’t want to, you know, just… do anything at all behind her back.

Daniel: I would love nothing more than to spend every single night with you in my arms. But I can’T. I would hate myself.

Heather: Okay. And it is almost impossible for me to be this close to you and know I cannot touch you, so… where does that leave us?

Nikki: And I thought I was making progress. Hour, minute, second at a time.

[ Nikki sighs ] I slipped again today. And every time that happens, I feel like I’m falling deeper into the abyss. And each time, it–

[ Nikki sighs ] Makes it that much harder to climb out, you know? And there are moments when I don’t think I can do it. I– I– I don’t think I’m strong enough to do it. But then I remember… I did beat this once. And I will do it again. For every fear that this demon feeds on, I’m going to fight back. I will find the courage to keep fighting whatever this disease throws at me. And with the help of my family, my friends, my sponsor… I am going to win.

Traci: Okay, ashley, you know, I– in the middle of an argument, emotions are running high. It’s easy to get confused.

Ashley: I am not– I’m not confused.

Traci: Okay. I’m just saying it happens to everyone. Obviously, tucker was a brute. He was completely–

Ashley: He was violent and I was terrified and the waiter’s wrong! Listen, the waiter is wrong or he’s lying. Oh, my god. He’s lying. Tucker got to him. The message that he left me. He said he knew I was going to be at this café and he knew exactly what the waiter would say. Now, how would he know that unless he bribed him? How would he know?

Traci: I don’t know. I–

Ashley: Well, I do. This is exactly what he would do. Exactly. He will do anything at all to win, traci. And if he could torture me in the process, all the better. Hey. How much did tucker mccall pay you to lie for him?

If you have this…

Waiter: I– I assure you, madam, I’ve only spoken the truth.

Traci: Uh, ashley, look, let’s just get out of here. Come– come on.

Ashley: I need to be alone.

Traci: Ashley. Wait. Ashley.

Daniel: Look, the big thing, the important thing has happened. We’re going to be a family again.

Heather: Someday. Sometime after you feel that lily is ready to handle the news, which– which could be weeks, it could be– could be months.

[ Daniel laughs ]

Daniel: I wouldn’t never ask you to wait that long.

Heather: Okay, but the truth is, you don’t really know how long, do you? And our daughter, she is very intuitive. How long do you think that we can keep this from her? Because when she finds out, and she will find out, are we going to ask her to lie for us as well? Lucy has wanted us back together for so long.

[ Daniel chuckles ]

Daniel: How could you tell?

Heather: She’s so subtle.

Daniel: Yeah, so subtle. Well, was it her trying to convince you that it was my idea to have you come over for pancakes? Or– or maybe when she just, you know couldn’t live without one of your grilled cheeses?

Heather: She is clever and brilliant and she loves us. And she knew that we were meant to be.

Daniel: Yeah, well, we are. We will be.

Heather: Are you sure?

Daniel: What does that mean?

Heather: It means that while we’re waiting for our life to begin, is there any chance you’re going to start overthinking and second guessing that maybe this was a mistake or a weak moment?

Daniel: Okay, listen, that is not going to happen. Look, I am committed to this and to us and to you. Hey, look at me. Heather. I love you. I have always loved you. You know, that has never changed. I maybe put it on pause for a minute, but that is not going to happen again. But I need to be fair to lily and I just need you to accept that.

Heather: I have always loved your kindness and your fairness. The last thing I want to be is selfish, but I am. Because as much as my heart goes out to lily, I finally have the daniel back again. The daniel I am in love with. And I just– I don’t want to risk anything, not even for a second.

Daniel: You’re not risking anything. Nothing’s going to happen. Just wait it out. Be patient.

Heather: I’ve never been a patient woman.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] I know. But…

Heather: But… we will do this together.

Daniel: Okay.

Heather: You will tell lily when you think she’s ready and I will be right here waiting for the second we can live our lives as a family again. Just don’t take too long.

[ Door clicks ]

Daniel: You can come out from hiding now, luce. Shingles.

Daniel: You are busted, young lady.

Lucy: Worth it. I knew it. I knew that this would happen. I knew that you guys still loved each other. And hey, you guys are lucky that I’m not subtle because who knows when you would have figured this out. But now it’s actually happening. Except you guys are together but not exactly.

Heather: Not exactly.

Daniel: Just until I tell lily. I know it’s not an ideal situation, but I need to respect her feelings.

Lucy: No, I– I understand. But does this mean that we get to, like, have dinners together and hang out, do family stuff?

Daniel: We need to lay low for a little bit, you know, just until everything settles. But family stuff. Yeah. No, we can– we can do that because that’s what we are.

Heather: So much family stuff.

Lucy: I love you guys so much.

Daniel: Oh. [ Grunts ]

[ Phone ringing ]

Tucker: Ashley.

Ashley: You bastard.

Tucker: Bonjour.

Ashley: You are the most disgusting, repulsive piece of scum I’ve ever known.

Tucker: Sounds like you’re enjoying paris.

Ashley: You paid off that waiter.

Tucker: [ Laughs ] Yes. Yes. Busted. I paid off the waiter, ashley. What you keep accusing me of in paris never happened, okay? There was no breaking of wine glasses, no throwing of chairs, no violence whatsoever. None. Zero. Those are the facts. Accept them.

Ashley: I know you and I know what you’re capable of. I know how angry you are, and you’re going to do anything you can. You want to make me think I’m crazy just to get back at me.

Tucker: I’m trying to make you see the truth.

Ashley: I am not delusional.

Tucker: I don’t know what you want to call it. There’s reality, and then there’s whatever universe you’re living in. Hello? Ashley? Ashley?

Traci: Excuse me. I’m so sorry. Did my sister come back?

Waiter: No, madam.

Traci: Thank you.

[ Traci sighs ] Okay. Jack, I was hoping that you would pick up. It’s me. Um, you might want to sit down for this. Ashley has disappeared. We talked to a waiter who witnessed the incident between her and tucker and… he remembered not the version that ashley told us, the version that tucker did. I’m sure you are just as shocked as I am to hear that.

[ Sighs ] Ashley took off. I hope it’s just to clear her head, to, you know, to– to process what she’s just learned, but I’m so worried about her. She’s not answering her phone. If you hear from her, will you please let me know? And I will do the same for you. Uh– oh, jack. All right, I– I love you. Bye.

[ Traci sighs ]

Nikki: I don’t know what i would’ve done without you, jack.

Jack: You don’t have to know. I’m always a phone call away.

Nikki: The meeting helped.

Jack: Sometimes, all we need is a reminder of how strong we are. You proved that today.

Nikki: Yeah, except for when I drank.

Jack: But you’re sober now, clear headed.

Nikki: Sure. Ready to face the world.

Jack: You sure? I’m happy to drive you home.

Nikki: No, no, I– I need to be here. Focusing on work is a good distraction from all the noise in my head. And this time, I might actually even get some work done. Thank you again for everything that you’re doing. You give me hope that I can do this.

Jack: You can do this. I know you can. I’m just glad I can help.

Victor: What are you doing here?

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