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Are you coming from work?

Mariah: Yes, I got sucked in by some very exciting reports. And now, I am absolutely starving, so I thought the manager and I could, you know, sit down and have a snack. Unless that’s not going to work for some reason?

Tessa: Oh, no, no, no. Yeah, that’s totally fine. Uh, just give me a second.

Mariah: Okay. Something’s bugging you. What’s going on?

Ashley: How long do you intend to keep me waiting?

Tucker: What is this about?

Ashley: I’ll tell you when I see you. It’s too important to get into on the phone.

Tucker: Well, your text said urgent, but I don’t see what there could possibly be between us anymore that’s so important.

Ashley: Well, let me show you.

Tucker: Again, what is the point, ashley? It’s very late. I’m getting ready to go to paris.

Ashley: Without me?

Tucker: Yes, without you. With audra. But don’t worry, on your behalf, I will throw some chairs and break some glasses at our favorite bistro.

Ashley: That’s very funny. It’s also ancient history.

Tucker: Would you please stop? This is getting so old. So either wish me a bon voyage or hang up. Either way, this conversation is over.

Ashley: Trust me, when I talk to you face to face, you’re going to rethink paris. You’re going to rethink everything.

Nikki: I’m sorry I had to bother you so late.

Jack: No, it is never a bother, nikki.

Nikki: Well, I’m sure diane didn’t appreciate it.

Jack: Diane understands, and I am happy to be here, particularly as it seems you are here alone.

Nikki: Everybody else is in bed. I– I couldn’t sleep. My mind is swimming.

Jack: Okay, okay, well I’m–

Nikki: It’s been a rough night.

Jack: I’m glad you called me instead of going out for a drink. And thank god there is no alcohol left in this house. What?

[ Phone rings ]

Victor: Hello.

Jordan: Hello, victor. Is this a good time? Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

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Victor: Well now, I did expect your call. So, you told claire that you would reach out to me, right?

Jordan: How fortunate my niece was able to pass that along before that terrible fire at victoria’s house.

Victor: Well, you had a busy night, didn’t you?

Jordan: I don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s been all over the news, I’ve just been reading about it. And apparently, from what I’ve read, there have been no– no injuries, no casualties. Is that true?

Victor: Let’s get back to claire, okay?

Jordan: Ah, claire. Yes. Why don’t you tell me, truthfully, where she’s residing now, and with whom?

Victor: Well, that will be her decision.

Jordan: How egalitarian of you. Quite a change.

Victor: So, claire gave you the message that I wanted to talk to you?

Jordan: And I don’t buy a word of it.

[ Victor laughs ]

Victor: Well, one thing I can assure you of, I’m a man of my word, you know?

Jordan: Oh, victor, please. It’s been decades. Do you really think that I believe, after what I have done to your family, that you are suddenly remorseful over what you did to my sister?

Victor: Well, no, it’s precisely because of what you have done to my family, all right? Obviously, I’m willing to make amends. Whatever you ask me to do, to put an end to this horrible story.

Jack: Did you have someone bring that to you?

Nikki: No. When victor had the house searched, they must have missed it.

Jack: Nikki–

Nikki: It’s full. The seal is unbroken. I didn’t have any. But I almost did.

Jack: Okay. You said it’s been a rough night.

Nikki: I don’t even know where to begin. With the house fire or my former sponsor’s murder.

Tucker: You got 10 minutes.

Ashley: I only need five.

Tucker: So, does this visit have anything to do with abby’s visit earlier?

Ashley: Abby was here?

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Ashley: What did she want?

Tucker: She thinks I must be toying with you because of how you’ve been acting lately.

Ashley: How have i been acting?

Tucker: So civil. And admitting you were wrong about paris. Trying to persuade devon to give me another chance. Oh, yes. Seems you went a little too far with that one, didn’t you? Set off major alarm bells in abby’s head.

Ashley: Well, she doesn’t understand. I’m sure she thinks that you set me up to pleading your case, and we know that’s not what happened.

Tucker: Yeah, I told her that there’s a possibility you’re setting me up for something, but she wasn’t having that, so she has officially put me on notice. She’ll be watching me, making sure I don’t hurt you again.

Ashley: How sweet.

Tucker: Yeah.

Ashley: How unnecessary.

Tucker: Yeah. Warned me to stay the hell away.

Ashley: Don’t you worry about abby. She’s being overprotective, but she won’t bother you anymore.

Tucker: What she is is confused. And frankly, so am I, by all these bizarre 180s of yours. If anybody’s playing games here, it’s you.

Ashley: I understand you’re skeptical. And that’s why I’m here. I want you to know that I meant what I said. I want things to go back to the– the way they were between us. Because neither one of us has ever felt that way before, and we never will again. Not with anyone. The years that we’ve shared, I mean, all the obstacles that we’ve– we’ve gotten through, right? Our guards were up. Well, I’ve let mine down, and now it’s your turn.

Tucker: Ashley–

Ashley: And this plan that you have for glissade, tucker, it’s brilliant. I want to be a part of it. I want to be a part of every single aspect of your life, both personally and professionally.

Tucker: Um, you see, I don’t trust you anymore.

Ashley: We’re not good at trust. We’ve established that, but guess what? I think I’ve figured it out.

Tucker: Please–

Ashley: Listen to me, please. It takes honesty.

Tucker: No. You’re not listening to me. This is not going to happen.

Ashley: It’s not?

Tucker: No.

Ashley: Then, why did you invite me up to your suite? Anthony: This making you uncomfortable?

Tucker: I thought you might have something honest to say for once, but clearly you don’t, so I’ll just take the opportunity to tell you to your face that if you’re running some kind of scam here, it’s not going to work.

Ashley: There’s no scam. I have no ulterior motive. I’m after one thing, and you– you know what that is.

Tucker: Hey, stop! No. No. We’re not doing that. If you’re– if you’re setting me up for something, ashley, if you’re laying some kind of trap, I am never gonna fall into it, okay? I’m sorry if that messes with your plans.

Ashley: We love each other. It’s as simple as that, and we were on track to be outrageously happy. The world was ours for the taking. We got derailed.

Tucker: Stop.

Ashley: Listen, we can get back on track.

Tucker: Stop.

Ashley: I just need you to meet me ha–

Tucker: That’s enough! It’s not gonna work.

Tessa: Wow, I did not realize how hungry I was.

Mariah: Let me guess. You haven’t eaten in hours, right? Is that where you were on edge when I walked in?

Tessa: Um, actually… something happened… and I didn’t mention it because it upset me, and I knew it was gonna upset you, too.

Mariah: Okay. Well, I promise not to flip out, so just tell me.

Tessa: Well, you know how security at the ranch has been stepped up because of jordan being on the loose?

Mariah: Yeah.

Tessa: On my way out, one of the guards stopped me, thinking I was her. And I froze, and it freaked me out.

Mariah: What? No! They know you. They know us. How could this happen?

Tessa: Well, this guy was new, and once he figured it out, he was so apologetic. But you know what? It– it really freaked me out.

Mariah: Well, yeah, of course it would. That’s terrifying. And you know what? I don’t care if the guy is new. He should have been briefed better. I’m gonna talk to victor about this.

Tessa: Thank you.

[ Tessa sighs ] I mean, I know. This woman is a menace, and I am glad that there’s security, but it’s gotten to be a bit much.

Mariah: Yeah. Well, it’s been going on for weeks now, and everyone’s on edge.

Tessa: I’m worried that aria is picking up on it.

Mariah: I just hate that this is what passes for normal at the ranch.

Tessa: If this is the way it’s gonna be, maybe it’s time to move.

Jack: Wait, are you sure it was murder? Could it have been an– an accident or a suicide?

Nikki: I am sure. When we met for coffee, seth was very excited about his decision to go to rehab.

Jack: Could he have been covering for your benefit?

Nikki: No. He wasn’t depressed. He hadn’t had one drop of alcohol the whole day. He was not a man getting ready to fling himself in front of his speeding car.

Jack: So you think he was at this bar to confront jordan?

Nikki: I know that he was. Victor and I went there to the bar, and one of the officers said that seth was seen leaving with a woman. And then right after that, the same woman came back in and claimed that seth said, “tell nikki newman I’m sorry,” right before supposedly killing himself, which was a lie. She pushed him. She killed him to send me a message. Of course, she had disappeared by the time the police got there.

Jack: Oh, nikki, I am so sorry about all of this.

Nikki: If only I hadn’t asked him to string her along to help me, he’d still be alive.

Jack: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, don’t start thinking like that. This woman is a sociopath. This is not your fault.

Nikki: It’s only the half of it.

Jack: Wait, what do you mean?

Nikki: Jordan wasn’t done yet. Shortly after that, victoria got a phone call that her house was on fire.

Jack: What?

Nikki: She and victor raced over there, but the house couldn’t be saved.

Jack: Oh, my god. Poor victoria.

Nikki: And johnny and katie. Thank god, they’re at boarding school. Nobody was in the house, but their whole life is in there.

Jack: But no one was hurt.

Nikki: Yeah, I’m sure jordan will be disappointed to hear about that.

Jack: And I’m sure victor has his security team and the police on high alert. I mean, took– I had to go through several checkpoints to get in here.

Nikki: They can’t be everywhere all at once. And I am terrified for my family and how much I want to have a drink.

Jack: Okay, um, we could make a meeting if we left right now.

Nikki: Let’s go.

Jordan: I don’t know exactly what is supposed to end. I’m merely trying to live my life. You’re the ones that stole claire from me and turned her against me.

Victor: Given that you stole her from us when she was a baby.

Jordan: To give her a better life. To give her a more honest life. Something you would never have done. To show her what real family loyalty is.

Victor: Well now, jordan, your loyalty to your sister is– is deeply touching.

Jordan: My sister deserved your loyalty, victor. Instead you treated her like garbage.

Victor: Well, you know, I have a lot of regrets in my life. None bigger than the pangs of conscience I feel whenever I think of your sister, eve.

Jordan: So, tell me victor. Unburden yourself. Tell me all about it. Tell me what you’re going to do to make amends for my sister.

Victor: In order to do that, I’m going to have to look into your eyes, you know? So, let’s meet somewhere.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: So, I can walk right into your trap?

Victor: Or I into yours, right? I mean, are you willing to take the risk? I am. Y’all wayfair makes it so easy

Tessa: If jordan burned down victoria’s house, what else is she capable of? Aria is so vulnerable.

Mariah: Her safety is top priority and ours.

Tessa: Right. So, is the ranch really the right place to raise our baby? I mean even when the police catch up with this woman… the newmans don’t exactly live a simple quiet life. I mean there’s something always popping up with them. I mean a new threat, a conflict, and everyone around them just gets sucked in. I’m sorry, I– I don’t mean to upset you.

Mariah: No. No, no, you– you’re not upsetting me. I mean, I am upset about the guard, but I’ll get over that. It’s just– yeah, I– I never thought we’d stay there forever. The ranch is beautiful, and the tack house is amazing, but it’s always felt weird to me, you know? Living in a separate house on victor’s property. I mean, sharon’s house was one thing, but–

Tessa: It’s the newman ranch.

Mariah: And we’re not newmans. So, maybe it’s time to create our own home.

Nikki: Hi. My name is nikki and I’m an alcoholic. This has been one of the worst nights of my life. Um, some of you may know part of my story from other meetings.

[ Nikki sighs ] I have been through months of torture… where a mad woman who knew my history force fed me with alcohol through an iv. She was trying to destroy my sobriety. And she did. So, I found myself back at aa, craving alcohol and desperately wanting my sobriety back. So, um, I reconnected… with my long time sponsor, seth. And I think a lot of you in the room know him. And I’m so sorry to have to tell you that… seth died earlier tonight. He was hit by a car… outside of a bar. Now– now, to be clear, he was sober. He was pushed in front of that car by the same woman that I just mentioned. Her name is jordan. And I know that she is responsible for killing him. I– I– I wasn’t there. I didn’t witness it. I don’t have any proof. But I know that she did it. And I hate her for it. I hate her even more than I did before. And I just feel such tremendous guilt. Because, without my knowing, she tricked seth into believing that she and i were friends and she used him to spy on me. And so then when I realized what she was up to I– I asked him to keep her on the hook so that the police could catch her. And he was so eager to help me, I mean that’s just the kind of man he was. He always went above and beyond for me. And this time it cost him his life and now I– I wish that I hadn’t asked him to help me, you know? But I did, and so I feel partially responsible. And it will haunt me for the rest of my life. And now… all I want to do is drink. I want to crawl inside that bottle. But I know that that would not be the right way to honor seth’s memory. He would want me to be strong, he– he would want that for all of us. So, that’s what I intend to do. Because I’m going to make it my life’s mission to make sure that that monstrous, murderous bitch is put back behind bars. I want to see her punished, not just lack of her freedom. No, no, no, I want to see her pay and pay and pay for all of the people that she has killed, including seth. Frankly, I want to see her pay with her life. I want her to die in prison and not from old age. I want it to be in the most horrific way, unbearable agony with her begging for the mercy she didn’t show our seth. That’s what I want. And that’s what she deserves. So… if there is any justice in the world, if karma is real… that’s exactly what she’s gonna get. Soon enough, soon enough.

Ashley: You’re not gonna intimidate me just because you yelled at me.

Tucker: Why is it, ashley, every time I raise my voice above a whisper you accuse me of trying to coerce you somehow?

Ashley: I’m not accusing you of anything, tucker. I’m here to tell you that I understand you.

Tucker: Do you?

Ashley: Yeah. I know that all this anger and rage and suspicion is because I wounded you so deeply. I’m so sorry.

Tucker: Apology accepted. Now, you can get the hell out of my apartment.

Ashley: What are you doing?

Tucker: I have things to do.

Ashley: What? Like take somebody you don’t love to paris, when you could take me? When the two of us could be together just like we always dreamed of?

Tucker: This is just too ludicrous.

Ashley: What do I have to do to prove to you that I will never hurt you that way again? I promise you. Name it. Name it, whatever you want. I will never hurt you that way again, I swear.

[ Knocking on door ]

Audra: Tucker. Hi.

Tucker: Hey.

Audra: What’s she doing here?

Tucker: Just leaving, actually. With moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,

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[ Ashley sighs ]

Ashley: I give that kiss about a three out of ten.

Audra: What’s going on here?

Ashley: Let me explain it to you, audra, and I’ll speak slowly so you can understand me. Tucker and I will be husband and wife again. I’m not going to back down for anyone or anything, and that’s including you. Because what we have is a once-in-a-lifetime connection between two people that were meant to be together. Now, I sabotaged that, and I was stupid. And now, I need to rectify my mistake and I will. You can count on it.

Audra: Ugh.

Tucker: God.

Audra: So suddenly, she’s madly in love with you, and wants you back?

Mariah: Oh, okay. Is this what we’re thinking? Look, it’s three bedrooms, two and a half baths, it’s a little east of the university. Walk to downtown, got to love the commune.

Tessa: Um, is there a yard for aria to play?

Mariah: There is a patio. No grass or trees. Lots to take care of.

Tessa: But there’s no room for a swing set. And what about privacy?

Mariah: Well, look, there’s a fence, yikes, but the houses on either side look down into the yard– excuse me, patio. Yeah, no, this is definitely more of a city center feel. If we want green space, we’d have to head to the park.

Tessa: Hm, I’ve never thought of myself as the suburban mom type.

Mariah: Oh, just wait until aria starts soccer.

Tessa: Oh, no, can’t think about that.

[ Both laughing ] Hey, what about something like this? Uh, newly renovated farmhouse in park-like setting on half acre with mature trees. I mean, doesn’t that sound nice and safe and romantic? And it’s in our price range.

Mariah: Lovely. How far out in the boonies is it?

Tessa: Oh, the boonies are great.

Mariah: No.

Tessa: And in this case, affordable.

Mariah: Okay, clearly, we need to make a list. Wants, needs, absolute deal breakers. We also gotta look at interest rates, taxes, all that stuff. I mean, we gotta put a kid through college someday.

Tessa: Wow, all this and brains too.

Mariah: You know, I have heard they come in handy sometimes.

Jack: Venting all that rage had to feel pretty good.

Nikki: Yeah, it did. But I know it won’t last.

Jack: No, it rarely does.

Nikki: I’ll wake up tomorrow, and seth will still be dead, and victoria’s house will still be in ashes. But being in front of those people, and saying out loud how much I detest jordan, that helped.

Jack: Yeah, I got that by the look in your face.

Nikki: Yeah, serenity mixed in with hatred.

Jack: Yeah, something like that.

Nikki: Jack, you have been my hero a few times lately. I don’t know that I would be able to hold it together without you.

Jack: Oh, sure you would. No doubt in my mind. I’m just glad you don’t have to.

Nikki: Yeah, me too. Um, so I have just one more favor to ask.

Jack: Ask away.

Nikki: Please take this away. Even though I’m feeling strong, you never know when the urge is going to come back, please.

If you’re taking

an antidepressant,

Victor: What is that bottle doing in here?

Nikki: I didn’t know I had it. As you can see, it’s unopened partly thanks to jack, and he was just going to get rid of it for me.

Victor: I hope we don’t find any other alcohol on this ranch.

Nikki: Well, I’m not aware of any.

Jack: I will see that it is disposed of off the premises. Good night to both of you.

Victor: Thank you, jack.

Nikki: What are you doing up and dressed? I thought you went to bed.

Victor: Told you I have to make a call from the office.

Nikki: At this hour?

Victor: Yeah. It’s late afternoon in singapore.

Nikki: Victor, can’t it wait?

Victor: Sweetheart, I said I have to make a call.

Nikki: All right, it’s just us.

Victor: Right.

Nikki: Why don’t you tell me what’s really going on?

Tucker: You’ve got absolutely nothing to worry about. You can believe that.

Audra: Well, I just walked in here in your suite, and found your ex, declaring that it’s her new mission to win you back. Look, I’m not worried, but I sure as hell am annoyed.

Tucker: I hear you. That’s fair. But this was not some secret rendezvous.

Audra: Then what was it? Why weren’t you at the bar downstairs in public? Why did this meeting have to take place in a room with a bed?

Tucker: Because she was absolutely insistent that we meet in person immediately, and I was in the middle of packing, so it was more convenient for me.

Audra: Yeah, for her too, I’m sure. You know, if she was that upfront with me that she wants and loves you, I can only imagine what she had the brass to say before I showed up.

Tucker: I can understand you being pissed off, but I just don’t want you to be jealous.

Audra: Jealous? I have every right to feel the way I feel with this entire situation. She’s still around, in our lives, in your room.

Tucker: Right, but you heard my response to her, right? You heard what I said.

Audra: She’s not getting the message.

Tucker: I don’t know how I can be any more clear.

Audra: You know, tell me the truth. Has she done this before? Insist you get back together?

Tucker: No, never. Which makes me suspect there’s some, uh, strategic move at play here. To what end, I have no idea, but it’s not going to work. Hey. I almost lost you once. And… I’m never going to let that happen again.

[ Audra sighs ]

Audra: Well, at least, I guess, you can see what she’s up to. She’s such a mess. Did you see her reaction after we kissed? She wasn’t cool or collected at all for that second. You know, that tough stance of hers is sheer bravado.

Tucker: Yeah, just I– I saw something in her– in her eyes, though. Different than that, it was– she was confused, like she didn’t know what she was doing or why she was here.

Audra: I don’t know, I highly doubt ashley abbott’s ever confused about anything. But at least you packed for paris.

Tucker: Oui.

Audra: Despite the interruption, does ashley know that we’re leaving for paris?

Tucker: The first thing I mentioned.

Audra: Is she going to follow us there, hide in your suitcase?

Tucker: She might. I’ll be sure to check before we go to the airport. No, she’s not going to interfere with this trip.

Audra: I want to believe that. I just– I can’t wait to be on that plane with you. Just away from all of this. Just you and me, together in paris in a way we have never been before.

Tucker: I’m going to be the absolutely luckiest man in paris.

Audra: You already are.

Ashley: Uh, an old fashioned, please. Thanks. I think she suspects. It won’t be much longer now. And then she’ll be safe. For good. I would’ve called yesterday.

Mariah: Okay, look, look. This one checks an awful lot of boxes.

Tessa: Oh, the kitchen. Okay, that kitchen is now one of my must-haves. Whoever designed it thought of everything.

Mariah: You’ve always said you wanted to learn how to cook, so–

Tessa: Oh, there’s actually room to spread out. We could even cook together sometime.

Mariah: Oh, baby. It’s so great to have dreams.

[ Both laughing ]

Tessa: Oh, the location. Could it be any more perfect?

Mariah: Yeah, new roof, finished basement. I mean, ridiculous amounts of storage, and look, look. The little sunroom overlooking the yard.

Tessa: Are you thinking a home office?

Mariah: Uh, or a playroom. Or both. [ Laughs ]

Tessa: I love this, you know?

Mariah: What? Looking at houses that we’re probably not gonna buy?

Tessa: No, planning our future. I mean, think about it. We have a lifetime together. We get to watch aria grow up for years and years. Neither of us grew up in a house with a sunroom/playroom with parents that adored us and we get to give that to our daughter. And to each other. I mean, it’s incredible.

Mariah: We’re living the dream.

Tessa: No one else I’d want to live with.

Victor: I told you that I have to make a call to singapore.

Nikki: From newman?

Victor: Yes.

Nikki: Right this second?

Victor: Either way, why did you call jack over?

Nikki: Because I was in danger of opening the bottle. You should be grateful that I got a hold of jack when I did.

Victor: All right. I’m glad you didn’t drink. And I’m glad that he took the damn bottle with him. So, uh, why don’t you get some rest, sweetheart?

Nikki: Victor, I am not letting you slip out the door at this hour when I don’t know what you’re up to.

Victor: I gotta get going. Right now, okay?

Nikki: Tell me where you’re going. Tell me the truth.

Tucker: Something’s not right.

Ashley: Well, hello, jackie. How are you?

Jack: Well, let’s just say it’s nice to be home.

Ashley: I know exactly what you mean.

Jack: Well, I guess you were right about a walk in the brisk night air. You seem–

Ashley: What? Refreshed?

Jack: In a good mood.

Ashley: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, honestly, for the first time in a while, I don’t know, I feel like everything is coming together. Like, I’ve got this– this vision for my life, you know?

Jack: Without tucker, I hope.

Ashley: Absolutely.

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[ Door clicks open ]

Phyllis: It’s just difficult trying to be the person that my kids want me to be. And at the end of the day, I just feel alone.

Nikki: I’m afraid I’m just not up to telling stories tonight.

Claire: Not even the legendary story of how nikki reed met victor newman?

Michael: Don’t make me a liar to my wife. No heroics, no surprises. I promised lauren I’d be home in a couple of hours, safe and sound.

Victor: Lauren has nothing to worry about, okay? I love that my daughter still needs me.

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