Y&R Transcript Thursday, February 15, 2024

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Jack: Hey, you okay?

Ashley: I was thinking about going into work. I’m just, uh– I’m not so sure now. You worried about me?

Jack: Why don’t you tell me what you’re thinking?

Ashley: Did traci tell you that I’m– I’m not sure what’s real and what’s not?

Jack: No, not exactly.

Ashley: Maybe did she tell you that tucker has finally succeeded in breaking me?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Cole: Hey, what’s wrong? What’s going on?

Victoria: It’s my father. As usual, he’s gone too far.

Cole: Well, he’s victor newman. Of course, he has. So, what is it this time?

Victoria: He’ll just– he’ll do anything to try to nail jordan. Look, it’s one thing for him to be willing to put himself on the line as bait, but where does he get off trying to use claire as the hook? He’s putting her right back in jordan’s line of fire.

Nick: So, you need me to sell your idea to dad.

Adam: Oh. Okay, maybe sell is too much pressure. How about I could use the backup?

Nick: You wanna bring sally’s business into newman enterprises? You think dad’s gonna be okay with that?

Adam: That’s why I need you to show him that you support the idea. If he knows that you’re on board, he might accept it.

Nick: All right, let’s say we do fold sally’s company under the newman umbrella. What does that mean for my investment?

Adam: Well, newman, uh, of course would take it over, and they would totally reimburse you. I mean, it would be a big win for you considering it’s probably the only way that you’re gonna get your money back.

Nick: Okay, I see what this is about. You want to remove me completely from sally’s orbit, make sure that there are no more ties between us.

Adam: No.

Nick: Now, I don’t have a massive problem with that, but I think it’s kind of a shady move on your part.

Adam: Okay, no, you’ve got me all wrong. Again, this has nothing to do with that. This is strictly for sally’s benefit.

Nick: For sally’s benefit. Have you talked to her about this? I mean, why would she even want to work with newman enterprises after the way we treated her last time?

Adam: Nick, all I know is she could use the break, and she deserves it. You obviously agree with that or you wouldn’t have invested in her company in the first place.

Nick: Oh, I’m not the one you need to convince, adam. That would be dad.

Adam: Okay, but think about how impressed he’ll be to see us on the same page on this. I’m talking about a whole new level of teamwork between his sons. That is something that he’s wanted for a long time.

Nick: So, you wanna use me to get what you want to impress dad and sally?

Adam: Nick, in the old days, I would’ve just gone behind your back to get this done.

Nick: Ah, but you can’t do that this time, right? Because like you said, and you’re probably right, you need me to get dad on board with this.

Adam: I still may be able to successfully pitch this on my own. But yes, I will admit that your involvement in this matter is valuable, but not to mention it’s a sound idea.

Nick: Well, ultimately, the only people it needs to be sound to are dad and sally, but I think you’re onto something.

Adam: Okay.

Victor: Good afternoon, you two. Anything you need from me?

Adam: Yes, actually. Nick and I have something we’d like to discuss with you.

[ Phone ringing ]

Lauren: You don’t need to answer that, nikki. You have said everything that you need to say to her. It’s done.

Nikki: What do you want? I know it’s you, jordan. Do you wanna hear more about what a pathetic human being you are?

Jordan: That was a– quite a little tirade you went on, nikki. I see that the booze has given you a false sense of bravado.

Nikki: As a matter of fact, I haven’t had a single drink all day. This is me sober and getting stronger every day. So you see, you have failed. Your plan to destroy me didn’t work.

Jordan: So you say. However, I don’t think that you have regained a grip on your sobriety. But why don’t you show me just how strong you really are? Why don’t we take this to the next step and continue this face to face? Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

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Nikki: I will not be intimidated by you. You want a face-to-face? Fine. But this time it will be on my turf.

Lauren: Nikki.

Nikki: Why don’t you just come to the ranch and we’ll end this once and for all?

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: Really? Well, unlike you, I’m not stupid enough to walk into such an obvious trap. You’ll have to do better than that. I’m sure that the ranch is teeming with security right now.

Nikki: Why don’t you come and see for yourself?

Jordan: Maybe I have. Maybe I’m closer than you think.

Victor: So, what can i do for you?

Adam: Uh, nick and I, we, um–

Nick: Before we get into adam’s plan, I want an update on the jordan situation. What is going on there?

Victor: I’m gonna show only part of the plan.

Adam: What part is that?

Victor: Well, I bet you that jordan will come out of hiding by preying on her obsession with her dead sister, eve.

Nick: How do we bait jordan when we don’t know where she is? Do you have any details?

Victor: Well, I have a feeling that she can’t resist calling her great niece.

Nick: So, you plan to use claire. Does vic know this? I’m sure she’s not gonna be okay with it.

Victor: Claire will understand, even if victoria doesn’T.

Adam: That seems kinda risky in all sorts of ways.

Victor: Well, no. All I’m asking claire to do is to… take the call when or if jordan reaches out, okay? Then, I’m asking her to give her a simple message.

Nick: But if vic is already against it–

Victor: I don’t give a damn if your sister’s against it. I’m protecting your mother and my family. I’ll do whatever it takes.

Victoria: I just– I cannot believe that my father would put claire on the spot like that. He knows how vulnerable she is.

Cole: Well, our daughter’s mental and emotional state is extremely fragile right now. Now, did she agree to take jordan’s call, and pass victor’s message on?

Victoria: Yes, yes. She agreed to go along with the plan.

Cole: At what cost? I mean, having to communicate with jordan right now is the last thing she really wants. I mean, what if this triggers another setback?

Victoria: I know. Well, that’s my concern as well. I suppose that it could just be her guilt talking anyway. Claire’s having a really hard time getting past what she put us all through. I’m sure she would jump at the opportunity to make amends for her part in that, but that’s what infuriates me about my father. He knew that. He knew that’s how she would react and he’s using it to his advantage just to get what he wants.

Cole: Well, I can’t say that I agree with his method, but I think I understand his motivation. He’s all about protecting his family, and he would do whatever it takes to keep the people that he loves safe. I just hope that that could possibly include claire.

Jack: Listen to me. Tucker did not break you. You are not broken. Far from it, believe me.

Ashley: Did traci tell you that I’m really confused about what happened in paris?

Jack: Traci told me she’s concerned that this ordeal has had a real effect on you. We are both here. We both wanna help you. We wanna do everything we can to help you, but I don’t wanna hear you say that tucker has the power to break you. He doesn’T. You are much too strong.

Ashley: Okay. Okay. I think though, jack, given my history, that maybe anybody could have triggered this. I’m not doing well, jack.

Jack: Okay. Then you take some time. We will remind you who you are. Not tucker’s target for mind games, no. Our courageous sister who is ready to take anyone on, who can face anyone, including her big brother, and somehow even win sometimes.

Ashley: Thank you so much for being there for me. I appreciate you. I appreciate traci, both of you, for wanting to be there. I think this is something I have to do on my own.

Jack: No, no, no. I absolutely disagree with that. Doing this alone is the last thing that you wanna do.

Ashley: You don’t understand, jack. I don’t know what I’m going through.

Jack: Then that’s why you need to talk to me. We will figure that out together.

[ Ashley exhales, sniffles ] You know that feeling of having to re-wash dishes

[ Ashley sobbing ]

Ashley: I’m scared. I’m sorry, I just–


Ashley: I’m– I’m worried that maybe I did exaggerate things in paris. That maybe there was no smashed glass in there. There was no thrown chair. I I mean, I know he was angry. Tucker was angry. He was. I know he was angrier than I’ve ever seen him and he frightened me.

Jack: That’s right. He frightened the hell out of you. You are not to blame for this.

Ashley: Well, what about the violent part, jack? I mean, what if my brain for some reason turned a glass that had fallen over into one that was smashed, and a chair that was just pushed aside to one that was thrown across the whole room? Why would my brain do that? I don’t understand why– why it would do that. Why it would change what happened, and–

Jack: Ash, listen to me. This is not on you. And I think I may have some answers for you.

Lauren: There’s only a security guard out there.

Nikki: You don’t fool me, jordan, you are bluffing. You’re probably holed up at some little seedy motel outside of town afraid to show your face.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: Well, you couldn’t be more wrong.

Nikki: Well, if you wanna meet with me, you’re going to have to do it on my terms.

Jordan: Let me be very clear here. You don’t get to make the demands. Not when you have nothing to bargain with.

[ Nikki laughs ]

Nikki: And what do you have? Nothing. You have absolutely nothing. All you have is an apb out on you and an ultimate return to prison.

Jordan: You couldn’t be more wrong again. I’m not going back to prison. Well, at least not until all of my unfinished business is finished for good.

[ Nikki scoffs ]

Nikki: Still more threats, I see. How very boring.

Jordan: Well then, let me make it a little more exciting for you. We will come face to face again, so you better keep your eyes open because you will never see me coming.

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Nikki: So, jordan wants to meet, but she knows better than to come here. She seems to know that security is tight at the ranch. And she said I better watch my back because I would never even see her coming.

Lauren: Well, that is very chilling. And I am so glad that you were able to say your piece, but I really think you should have enlisted victor’s help before waving a red flag in front of that woman. You know what kind of loose cannon she is.

Nikki: I know, but he doesn’t want me to have anything to do with his plan to trap her. He’s too worried about me to think I could be any help.

Lauren: And he has good reason to be worried. That woman has proven how cunning and vicious she is. Look at you. Every word she says to you costs you.

Nikki: Well, hearing her voice again was definitely not pleasant. You know, why don’t we get out of here. Let’s, uh, go to lunch or anything really that, uh, can get her out of my head.

Lauren: I have a better idea. Why don’t we call jack? Have him out and maybe he can pick up some lunch for us. Security is impenetrable here, and I think victor would be very happy that we are staying home on a slim chance that jordan is closer than we think. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Come on. We’ll stay here. We’ll have a lovely lunch. And we won’t have to look over our shoulders for monsters.

Nikki: Okay. Let’s do that.

Jack: You told me that you were scared to death. All you did was tell him you wouldn’t walk away from your family. Sever ties with us forever. Who would ask anybody to do something like that? To cut away from your life, the people you love, the people you will have always loved, who love you. It’s outrageous.

Ashley: So, you– that’s what you think it is?

Jack: I think maybe your mind just decided to up the stakes. This was your body’s natural resistance to tucker’s manipulations trying to make you behave the way he wanted you to behave.

Ashley: So what? You think that he’s just gonna go away?

Jack: No, I don’t think that. I– I think ending this marriage was the right move. You– you can’t just focus on all of the details, ash. You gotta focus on the result. He never deserved you. The rest is just him trying to get you to question your mind.

Ashley: You’re right. You’re right. I’m making too much of this, aren’t I? I mean, I should just take the fact that we’re not married anymore and just take that win.

Jack: Exactly. Yes.

[ Phone ringing ] Sorry.

Ashley: It’s okay. Don’t worry.

Jack: Um, I– I have to take this. Um, it’ll only take a second.

Ashley: I’m fine, I’m fine. Yeah, go, go. It’s okay. It’s okay.

Jack: Hello? Yeah. Yeah.

Victoria: I didn’t get to share my other bit of news with you.

[ Sighs ] Dad has accepted claire into the family. Yeah, it was a really sweet moment.

Cole: Wow. I– I have to admit, I’m surprised and touched.

Victoria: Yeah, well, I guess part of it could have just been him trying to soften claire up so that she would agree to his plan, and claire was just feeling guilty enough to go along with it.

Cole: Okay, uh, well, uh, that could have been victor’s motive, but you can’t deny the fact that the man has a fierce devotion to his family. And I can see him accepting claire for her own sake.

Victoria: True. But there is a bonus in this instance that cannot be denied.

Cole: Yeah, yeah, jordan, um, definitely putting jordan back behind bars where she belongs is the number one priority. But vic, equally important, I think it could give claire some peace of mind.

Victoria: Are you saying that she should be a part of it?

Cole: I’m saying that it will be a relief when she knows that her sick aunt will never be free to take control of her life again.

Victoria: Oh, yes, I mean, of course. It would be some comfort to our daughter.

Cole: Yeah, well, then maybe we should accept her at her word that she wants to be a part of this plan.

Victoria: Are you serious?

Cole: At the end of the day, it’s claire’s decision.

Victoria: Well, I’m telling you, cole, if this backfires in any way and this plan causes claire to lose any of the progress that she’s made, I will never forgive my father.

Nick: Yes, of course, dad. We want mom to be protected from jordan’s insanity.

Adam: Yeah. Nick and I, we’re– we’re ready to pitch in and help in whatever you need to pull off the plan.

Nick: We can be far more effective if you shared with us some of the details. Like, let’s say jordan does reach out to claire and claire is able to pass along a message from you. How do you intend to smoke her out after that?

Victor: I can’t get into anything more than that, okay? So, what would you like to discuss with me?

Adam: You remember when you were gonna give sally a design division under the newman umbrella, then you pulled the rug out from under her? I’d like you to revisit that decision.

Victor: Really?

Adam: You claimed that you pulled the offer so we could focus on the, uh, kirsten acquisition mess.

Victor: That’s right. A mess partly caused by you.

Adam: That’s no longer a concern for us, is it? Things, they are smooth sailing here. You pulled the rug right out from under sally, and now she needs a boost to help get her company to the next level.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Victor: You’re telling me her little company has already failed? I won’t let me moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

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Adam: I wouldn’t say that it’s failed. I mean, you know how hard it is to get a startup running smoothly. And then maintaining it is even harder. She needs as much help as she can get to keep it growing.

Victor: So, what are you suggesting? That i fold sally spectra’s design firm into newman?

Adam: I’ve seen the quarterly numbers for her company. It’s not shabby. I think that it’s just plateaued for a moment.

Victor: Let me ask both of you something. What is the hold this woman has on both of my sons? Professionally and personally?

Adam: Dad, sally is much more than you ever want to give her credit for.

Victor: Huh?

Adam: All I’m asking is you just give her a chance. If her company fails, I’ll be the first one to say cut it loose, but I think it could be a major asset. And I’m willing to bet it’s not gonna fail.

[ Phone buzzes ]

Lauren: Oh, jack. I’m so happy you’re here. Thank you so much for picking up lunch. Are you okay? You seem worried.

Jack: Yeah, everything’s fine. How’s nikki? What’s going on?

Lauren: Uh, she’s freshening up. She’s had a rough morning. After what I hear was a worse night, but I’m gonna let her tell you that.

Jack: It’s better I know what’s going on ahead of time. Thank you.

Lauren: All right. You know, she mentioned going out to eat after victor specifically said for her to stay here and, um, red flags went up.

Jack: Victor is hovering and she hates it.

Lauren: Well, he has good reason. He’s worried about her safety with that jordan woman.

Jack: Makes sense.

Lauren: Anyway, I suspected that her wanting to go out was really her wanting to sneak a drink.

Jack: She is in pretty deep. I think she wants to make all these feelings go away.

Lauren: I did not tell her about my suspicions. I just sort of redirected her to call you. I– I hope I did the right thing.

Jack: You did exactly the right thing. Uh, but at the risk of being rude, maybe I should have lunch with nikki one-on-one. Then, I can talk with her openly as her sponsor.

Lauren: Oh, yeah. That’s a good idea. I– I will make a graceful exit. You sure you’re okay?

Jack: Yeah, I got some family concerns of my own right now, but they seem to be settled for the moment. Nikki has my full attention. Ultomiris is for adults with generalized myasthenia gravis

Lauren: You know that’s my favorite.

Nikki: Oh, jack, thank you so much for coming.

Jack: All you had to do was call. I took it upon myself to, uh, stop by society and pick up a few of your favorites.

Lauren: Oh, no. I– I just realized, I promised to check on something at fenmore’s and, you know, there’s something I would like to look at, at, uh, newman media before the day gets ahead of me. So, I am going to have to miss lunch. I’m so sorry.

Jack: It’s all right. Duty calls.

Lauren: Yes.

Nikki: Hey, you are juggling two corporations. So, you know, please go. Don’t let us keep you. Thank you again for everything.

Lauren: Absolutely. I’ll talk to you very soon.

Nikki: All right.

Lauren: Okay. Bye.

Jack: See ya. Well, I’m glad you reached out to me. I meant what I said about calling me anytime.

Nikki: That means a lot to me.

Jack: Victor getting used to the idea of my being your sponsor?

Nikki: Oh, you know how he is. He’s waiting for you to screw things up so he can prove he was right.

Jack: Oh, I’m sure he’s dying for an excuse to lay into me, but we’re not gonna give him one, right? We’re gonna make this work.

Nikki: I certainly hope so.

Jack: So, what made you make the call to begin with?

Nikki: Well, I think we both know that lauren thought that I wanted to drink, so she suggested that I invite you over. She thinks that you can keep me away from the vodka.

Jack: Yes. Lauren was concerned. I’m not sure about what yet. So, what is it specifically that put you on the edge?

Nikki: Jordan. She’s been calling me and… threatening me. So, I called her back and I told her that I am not afraid of her.

Jack: Wait, you called her– you sure that was wise? What did she say?

Nikki: Oh, you know, just more taunts and threats and then I hung up, but she called back and things got worse.

Jack: Yeah, that’s what I was afraid of. This was pretty impulsive on your part. You know, sometimes with addicts, our worst behavior sometimes also comes out when we’re sober. Recklessness, risky decisions, bad choices.

Nikki: I know all of that, but that’s not what this was. Just knowing that jordan is out there, ready to pounce at any moment, it’s making me crazy.

Jack: Nikki, you have to put this fear behind you. Victor has this place surrounded and guarded for all I see.

Nikki: I know, I know. But her last words really got to me.

Jack: Why? What did she say?

Nikki: “You’ll never see me coming.”

Victoria: Thank you, cole.

Cole: For what?

Victoria: I just don’t think I would’ve been able to handle all of this without you. You’re really calm and you’re supportive. But you’re not a pushover. You’re just kind… to me and– and to claire. But you, you know, you always stick to what you think is right. You’re just kind of like the strong and sort of silent type, but you’re very supportive.

Cole: Hm. Well, I’m glad glad it appears that I’m strong on the surface because inside, I’m still pretty shaken up. You know… becoming a father to a daughter that I had mourned for years is still a daily shock to me.

Victoria: Yeah, I get it. I know. Sometimes, it feels kinda surreal, don’t you think?

Cole: Yeah. Yeah. It’s the first thing that I think about every morning when I wake up. You know, this– this young woman that– that I hardly know. You know, it just takes a while for it to settle into my brain and for me to figure out just how to be there for her.

Victoria: But it’s still really wonderful, you know?

Cole: Yeah, absolutely. Knowing that the little baby we love somehow survived. I just hate that we went all of those years missing her grow up, helping to shape her world view and– and just being able to give her the love and kindness she deserved.

Victoria: That’s so true. It just breaks my heart, thinking that I missed my baby’s first steps. We didn’t get to see her graduate from school.

Cole: It was a whole lifetime. And she, claire, really needed us. And I should have been there for her.

Victoria: No, no. Don’t say should. You were cheated. You were lied to. I mean, I think you would’ve been the best father ever.

[ Victoria chuckles ] You’re a good man, cole. Really. I mean, before you even knew anything about claire, you dropped everything and you came straight to that lake house when you got that text that was supposedly from my mother.

Cole: Well, it said that you were sick and asking for me. How could I not?

Victoria: Even after all these years, you just got on a plane and flew straight to oregon. I haven’t forgotten that, and I never will.

Victor: Now, am i to understand that you want to directly oversee sally’s business?

Adam: Mm. Mm. She doesn’t need me looking over her shoulder. She has a much better handle on her business than I ever could.

Victor: Come on, son. If she’s that good at business, why the hell does she need newman?

Adam: What is so hard to understand? It’s about a solid return on our investment. Isn’t that what business is all about?

Victor: All right, you made your point. If you don’t mind, I’d like a few words with nicholas.

Adam: Well, at least you didn’t dismiss the idea out of hand.

Victor: Nope.

Adam: Give it careful consideration.

[ Door clicks shut ]

Victor: You’ve been awfully quiet, son. What do you think about the idea?

Nick: Considering I funded sally’s entire venture, obviously, I would like to see her succeed.

Victor: Huh. You know, she would be working very closely with adam. You don’t mind that?

Nick: No, dad. I have, uh, moved on. It’s cool.

Victor: So, you are perfectly fine with this?

Nick: I think this is good business. Otherwise, I never would’ve invested in her company in the first place. And I also think this will keep adam happy, which might keep him on his best behavior, which will benefit everyone. And isn’t that what you always wanted? All of us to be working at newman enterprises together in perfect harmony? She’s a good bet, dad, and this is a good move for all of us. It’s win-win. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her.

Adam: Hey. Clear your schedule this evening. I, uh, I wanna take you out to dinner. I think I may have a surprise for you.

Nick: Glad you’re still here. Dad wants you to come back in.

Victor: All right. Son, I understand your pitch, and I understand why you think it’d be a good idea to fold sally spectra’s design firm to newman. And I also understand why your brother nicholas would condone such a move.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Thanks, dad. I’m glad that you see things my way.

Victor: Yeah, but let me finish. Under no circumstances will I work with sally spectra professionally. So, I say no to the idea. Now, if you don’t mind, I have another meeting to go to. You two have a good day.

Nick: You too. I don’t know. I really like your idea. I supported it, but I also told you it was gonna be a long shot.

Adam: Yeah, I know. Okay? Thank you for putting in a good word. And yeah, I’m disappointed, but I’m not gonna give up.

Nick: He seemed pretty firm to me.

Adam: He’s testing me. He wants to see how badly I want this. Well, he’s gonna be surprised when a simple “not interested” is not enough to get me to back down.

Nick: If I were you, I would not press dad on this.

Adam: Well, then good thing you’re not me.

[ Phone buzzes ]

[ Loud bang ]

[ Tires screeching ]

[ Loud bang, glass shatters ]

Jack: “You won’t see it coming,” huh? Pretty ominous words. Keep in mind, she only told you that to keep you on edge. Victor and his security team are going to see her coming long before she gets anywhere near you.

Nikki: I’ll just have to have faith in that then.

Jack: I can’t make a long list of positive things about your husband.

Nikki: But…

Jack: But I have always admired his determination to protect his family. You could not be in safer hands.

Nikki: I totally agree with you.

Jack: That said, the easiest way for jordan to get to you, to get you to make risky decisions is for you to lose control of your drinking. Alcohol will make you a far more vulnerable target.

Nikki: I know. I know you’re right.

Jack: I know you have this urge to use the booze to deal with the fear and the tension, to try to ease your nerves a little bit. But that plays right into jordan’s hands. She is tuned into your weakness waiting for you to get sloppy. That is just the opening she’s looking for.

Nikki: I understand. And I promise I will be strong this time. I– I am not going to stumble again. I mean, I– I don’t really have any other choice because this time my life could depend on it.

Devon: Now we should probably make some time to get those figures down and back to accouw it awaY.

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