Y&R Transcript Friday, July 12, 2024

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[ phone pinging ]

[ Audra sighing ]

[ phone pinging ]

Sally: So, these are the looks that we talked about for the winter line. That’s the outerwear.

Summer: Mm.

Sally: Mm-hmm?

Summer: Okay.

Sally: You can see, I shortened the coat a little bit. And this is the formal piece. Chelsea really nailed the silhouette.

Summer: Yeah. Mm.

Sally: And we– we tweaked the collar just a little bit. And– and Chloe also mentioned that in addition to the black, we should do this in a midnight blue.

Summer: Sure. Sure.

Sally: You don’t seem really happy with these looks.

Summer: Ugh. I’m sorry. I… I’m not really happy. But it has nothing to do with these designs. Usually, a winter collection has a heaviness about it, but there’s a lightness here. It’s really smart, and unique.

Sally: Oh, good, because that’s exactly what I was going for.

Summer: Honestly, Sally, it’s really great.

Sally: Is everything all right? What’s going on?

Summer: Um, you know what? Can we just keep focused on work? I actually kind of need the distraction.

Sally: Yeah. I mean, you’re the boss. And I– I can make any changes that you want me to make to these.

Summer: I appreciate you bending over backwards to play nice.

Sally: I mean, it’s kind of easy to do when you like what I’ve done. I– Part of me was ready to fight to the death if you were going to try and kill any of these designs, even though it’s Chelsea’s vision for the brand.

Summer: Hey, you didn’t just execute Chelsea’s vision. I mean, what you added made these looks better. Honestly, Sally, I’m– I’m still kind of surprised at how well this is working out. You know, when Chelsea came to me and she wanted to take a step back to focus on Connor, I really didn’t have many choices. Hiring you was kind of an act of desperation on my part.

Sally: Yeah, I mean, I– I know we have a history and I had to prove myself.

Summer: Well, you have. And now that this winter collection is back on schedule, I think it’s time that we make some changes.

Chelsea: Okay, well, Connor, we know you have to go, but we’ll talk soon, all right?

Adam: All right, keep up the good work, buddy. We love you.

[ Chelsea sighing ]

Chelsea: Did that really just happen?

Adam: It’s hard to believe after everything he’s been through, but our son might actually be getting better.

Chelsea: I mean, we’re not supposed to get our hopes up, you know, after every phone call. The doctors keep saying, we can’t expect too much.

Adam: Hey, not today, though. Dr. Hammond said this really is a breakthrough in the treatment of his OCD.

Chelsea: I mean, he was so direct. He was so articulate about his condition, about his treatment. It’s like he– it’s like he’s finally understanding what’s really happening to him.

Adam: And– and he’s not hurting himself again. And now he thinks if he has those feelings again, he has tools to stop that from happening. He’s gonna beat this, Chelsea. I know he is.

Chelsea: Oh, my God, I hope you’re right. I mean, even if he has to live with this for the rest of his life, for the first time since his diagnosis, I can see what that life may look like.

Adam: Yeah. And the hopes and dreams that we had for our son.

Chelsea: Yeah. We– we can dare to have ’em again. Oh, my gosh.

Adam: Oh. Mm.

[ Adam sighing ] Uh, sorry.

Chelsea: No, I’m– I’m sorry. I– I initiated that hug. That was…

Adam: No, look, I… I took your hand when we were on the call–

Chelsea: No, that’s big, but we– we had gotten good news, so…

Adam: Well, yeah, we– I mean, we got really good news. So, we don’t have anything to feel badly about.

Chelsea: No, we’re–

Adam: Well, not anything that we did today.

Chelsea: We’re allowed to feel good, Adam.

Adam: Yeah, anything to spite guilt and pain.

Chelsea: This isn’t about us. You know? This is about our son.

Adam: Well, I have been the biggest pessimist about his condition. And I believe he’s gonna get better, so you should, too.

Chelsea: I do. So, I should, um… I’m gonna go find Billy.

Adam: Chelsea. Look, we’ve been there for each other because it’s what Connor needed.

Chelsea: I know, Adam. And I know Connor still needs that from us. But what happened between us in that hotel room–

[ knocking on door ]

Adam: Dad, what are you doing here?

Victor: I hope I’m not interrupting.

Victor: Thank you. Hello, Chelsea.

Chelsea: Hello, Victor.

Victor: Everything all right?

Adam: Um, we just got off a call with Connor.

Victor: Oh. How’s my grandson?

Adam: He’s getting better.

Chelsea: Yeah. Yeah, the doctors think he’s making some real progress.

Victor: Happy to hear that. Will he be home soon?

Adam: Well, he’s taken a big step, but he’s still got a long way to go.

Victor: Any way I can help?

Chelsea: Oh, that’s so nice. Uh, not really. I wanted to thank you, though, for letting us borrow the jet for our visits to Baltimore.

Victor: I’m very glad to do it. Anytime, all right? Must have been tough for both of you, to have him so far away.

Chelsea: Yeah.

Adam: Yeah.

Chelsea: But things are really looking up now.

Victor: Good. Chelsea, if you don’t mind, I’d like a word alone with Adam.

Chelsea: No problem. I was on my way out. I have a meeting with Summer.

Victor: All right.

Adam: Oh, you’re already back to work?

Chelsea: Well, she wanted to meet with me. She didn’t say why. It’s probably something I have to fix with the winter line.

Adam: Mm.

Chelsea: Adam, what happened today with Connor, it really puts things in perspective. I’m starting to feel like maybe things will be okay.

Adam: They will be.

Chelsea: All right. We’ll talk later. Bye, Victor.

Victor: Bye, Chelsea.

Adam: So, what brings you by?

Victor: You know why I’m here.

Adam: You want to know if I’m going to take you up on your offer to head up Newman Media?

Victor: Yeah. Can I count on you?

Sally: I’m confused. I thought we just established that you were happy with the work that I was doing.

Summer: I am.

Sally: Okay. Well, I mean, if this is about Chloe, she was a huge part of these designs, and really the only reason that we could stay under budget.

Summer: That’s great. Thank her for me. I am learning to appreciate someone’s passion, even if I don’t always appreciate their personality.

Sally: Well, Chloe has been on her best behavior. And so have I.

Summer: No, I’ve noticed. I haven’t felt any attempts at sabotage. I haven’t received any offers from fashion houses in Paris or Milan.

Sally: Yeah, well, I’m really glad that we can joke about that now. But it is kind of ironic that my scheme to get you out of a job here in Genoa City…

Summer: Has brought us to the point where you’re now working for me at Marchetti?

Sally: Yes, and now we’re…

Summer: Finishing each other’s sentences?

[ both laughing ]

Sally: Yeah.

Summer: I– I don’t think that we’ll ever be best friends.

Sally: Eh– understandable. I am just thankful and grateful to be a part of your team.

Summer: How would you feel about leading a team of your own?

Sally: I’m listening.

Summer: Okay, good. ‘Cause I thought that we could discuss this–

Chelsea: Hi. Sorry, I thought this meeting was just going to be with Summer. Sally, you didn’t mention you would be here when I saw you today at lunch.

Sally: I didn’t realize you were going to be a part of it.

Summer: No, I wanted you both here, so that we could all discuss this idea that I have for a more permanent position for Sally at Marchetti.

Chelsea: Are you firing me and giving my job to Sally?

Nate: Don’t you want to come up for air for just a minute?

Audra: Uh…

Nate: First day at Glissade, and she’s still at it. You know that work will keep until tomorrow, right?

Audra: Yeah, it’s already tomorrow in Paris.

Nate: The sun never sets on the Audra Charles Empire, huh?

Audra: Something like that.

Nate: So I shouldn’t take it personally that you barely looked at me since I sat down.

Audra: Look, I’m just trying to prove you wrong.

Nate: About?

Audra: Me.

Nate: How was I wrong about you?

Audra: It’s clear you think I’m not up to the challenge of running a multinational cosmetics startup.

Nate: Hang on. I never said that.

Audra: You said my new venture might be more trouble than I can handle.

Nate: If it was just you, world, look out. You know my main concern is you having to watch your back because of Kyle Abbott and this mysterious investor of yours.

Audra: And you also brought up the threat of Tucker crawling from beneath whatever rock he took refuge under.

Nate: Well, Tucker definitely didn’t crawl under that rock. You dropped it on him.

Audra: Which proves I can handle things just fine.

Nate: No doubt. I’m just looking out for a friend.

Audra: And I’m glad you’re looking out for me. But do you have to be so literal about it? Are you seriously going to sit there and watch me work?

Nate: No, I am not. Please, come with me.

Summer: I have no intention of replacing you with Sally. I am very committed to you and your vision.

Sally: So am I.

Chelsea: So, then what did I miss here? I mean, Marchetti isn’t big enough for two creative directors.

Summer: Actually, I have been thinking about expanding the brand. And I heard that you were in town, and I wanted to discuss it with you.

Chelsea: Oh. Okay, I’m intrigued.

Summer: So, basically we have the market cornered in classic and upscale, right? And I’ve been thinking about creating a new line at Marchetti that’s trendier. For a younger demographic. We could call it Marchetti Z. Target that generation.

Sally: That’s a great idea.

Summer: You think so? Because actually, I was considering making you the lead designer.

Sally: Seriously? I mean, I’d be thrilled.

Chelsea: I love this idea.

Sally: Do you? Because I know after this opportunity you gave me to help you with your winter line, I just wouldn’t want to take anything away from you.

Chelsea: No, I’m sorry if I acted territorial before. I– It’s just, I– You know, I needed to step away, but this job does mean a lot to me.

Summer: And look, I completely relate to that. Sometimes work is the only place that you feel like you have any control.

Sally: And given everything that you’ve been through with Connor, I do not want to in any way threaten that.

Chelsea: Listen, I’m the one who pitched you to cover for me. So, you don’t have to sell me on this. I think it is a win-win, for Marchetti and for Sally.

Summer: So? What do you say?

Sally: Uh… okay. Well, uh, I’m just going to skip over the part where I attempt false modesty, and just say, the truth is, I– I think it’s a great concept, and I think I would absolutely crush it.

Summer: All right. Well, I’m glad we don’t have to waste any time building up your confidence. Look, we definitely need to discuss this further, but, um… first, I would really love to hear how Connor’s doing.

Sally: Yeah, yeah, me– me too. I– I know that he was released from inpatient, but I haven’t had a chance to talk with Adam about how your video call went.

Chelsea: Well, uh, I don’t want to get too excited, but it seems that Connor’s turned a corner. He seems to be getting better. When this all first started, you know, we didn’t see that he was sick. We didn’t see the disease. And then once we did realize it, and he was getting help, it was hard to look at our son and not see the OCD, and not feel this intense guilt, thinking we might have caused it.

Summer: Wow.

Chelsea: Yeah, but now, um, after this video chat, I saw my son again. My– my son, you know, and he– and he’s really– He’s fighting this thing with everything he’s got.

Summer: That is so great. I’m– I’m so happy for you, and for Connor and Adam.

Sally: Adam must be thrilled.

Chelsea: Uh, yeah, you know, we’re just trying to keep our feet on the ground. Um, here can be setbacks along the way, uh, but the doctors feel like this is a great first step, so.

Summer: Well, it seems like you and Adam are really in sync with the whole co-parenting thing. That’s amazing. Not everyone’s that lucky.

Chelsea: Mm. Yeah, no, I don’t know. Um, Adam and I don’t really always bring out the best in each other, so…

Sally: Uh, well, that’s not really what I’ve been seeing. I mean, Adam has been an emotional wreck, and I do what I can to understand and be there for him, but I’m really grateful that Adam has you to lean on too.

Adam: Dad, I’m not going to waste my breath trying to convince you of a parent’s need to put their kids first. I know Victoria tried to get you to understand why she wanted to focus on Claire and Johnny and Katie, and that argument fell on deaf ears.

Victor: Victoria will come around in time. She realizes her proper place is at Newman Enterprises, alongside her brother, Nicholas.

Adam: And here, I thought that was my place.

Victor: Your place, really.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Um… Nick and I are getting along just fine at work. I mean, unless he’s told you different.

Victor: Mm-mm, he hasn’t.

Adam: I’ll admit, I do need a distraction from my personal drama, so I am intrigued by your offer. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to get dragged into one of your wars without knowing who it is we’re fighting.

Victor: No reason to know who that is.

Adam: You want me on the front lines, I’m going to need a name.

Victor: All right. If that is what it takes, I will let you know who it is that I’m targeting.

Audra: Why are we here?

Nate: To watch the sunset on your first day as head of Glissade.

[ Audra sighing ]

Audra: Yeah, it’s been quite a day.

Nate: Is that why all the sighs?

Audra: No, today started with the high of the posting of that article that built me up, all about how I’m living the dream. And then, people started coming at me with all sorts of real-world problems.

Nate: Such as?

Audra: Did you know the price of glass went up 30% last year? Which means those little bottles we put nail polish in either have to get smaller or the price we charge to the consumer has to get bigger.

Nate: Ah. That is a real-world problem.

Audra: Yeah. Then, there’s the supply chain issues, as they relate to a certain shade of pink pigment for any lipstick line. Oh, and the fight to keep cheap knock-offs of our fragrances from getting to market. But I won’t bore you with any of the details. Wait, I just did, didn’t I?

Nate: Audra, you’re a lot of things, okay? But you can never be boring.

[ Audra sighing ]

Audra: Yeah, I’ve dealt with stress before, but this, this is just the next level.

Nate: Hm.

Audra: And you keeping me from work isn’t helping.

Nate: Maybe this will.

Audra: Well, if this is coffee in any form, it might.

Nate: No, it is not. This is oolong tea.

Audra: Oh, no thanks.

Nate: Uh-uh, hear me out. Look, this tea is filled with amino acids that improve brain function. It also helps with sleep, reduces stress, and anxiety.

Audra: Hm. It also tastes like wet socks.

Nate: It will grow on you.

Audra: You say it like it’s a good thing.

Nate: Listen, when I was in med school and then doing my residency, I was a coffee addict. Some of my friends literally shot that stuff into their veins.

Audra: Oh, so you’re saying you can hook me up with an IV?

Nate: No joke, people did that too. But, uh, for me, I– I couldn’t keep up. It got to the point where if I didn’t have a cup of something strong in my hands, they would shake.

Audra: Yep.

Nate: And no one wants a doctor with shaky hands standing over them with a scalpel.

Audra: Oh, no.

Nate: So, I switched to tea. It evened me out. I got better sleep, had more focus, and I got through.

Audra: Hm. So, this is what the doctor ordered?

Nate: That, and a few deep breaths. You need to take a moment and just be.

Audra: Yeah, no, I don’t do that. Deep breathing and meditation, the “ohming” and the unplugging of chakras, that was Tucker’s thing, and I don’t want to be reminded of it.

Nate: Tucker knows nothing about being in the moment. You need to get out of your head and listen to your body. It’s telling you everything you need.

Audra: And what I need is a triple shot of espresso, and to get back to my tablet.

Nate: Audra, those sighs earlier, a sigh is just a short breath. It’s a release and a reconnection.

Audra: Do you really believe all that? Or is it just some pitch you worked up to impress the women in your yoga class?

Nate: Do you think everyone has an angle?

Audra: Hey, I’m all about angles, but I just like it when people are up front about it.

Nate: This isn’t some play to be with you, Audra. It’s an apology. I’m sorry if I made you think I wasn’t a true believer. This Glissade thing? You got this.

Audra: Thank you for saying that.

Nate: And this, what we’re doing right here, right now. It isn’t a seduction in any way, shape, or form. I like having you as a friend, Audra. I know we talked a lot about you needing one right now, but what I haven’t said is I’m in a place and time in my life where I need one, too. So, how about we, um, sit here for a little while longer?

Audra: I think I can do that.

Chelsea: Wow, Sally, this is such great work.

Sally: It’s just working with what you gave me.

Summer: Oh, hey, I thought we weren’t doing false modesty here.

Chelsea: The way you solved the closure problem on that skirt? It’s genius.

Sally: Thank you.

Summer: Guys, I am loving this collaborative spirit we have going on here. I have been wanting to create this kind of atmosphere at Marchetti.

[ phone dinging ] Oh, it’s my realtor. I am looking for a new house for me and Harrison.

Chelsea: Oh, I take it that means you and Kyle still aren’t on the same page?

Summer: Um, Kyle and I aren’t even in the same book anymore. Uh, Sally, thank you so much for all of your hard work.

Sally: Yeah, thank you again for this opportunity.

Summer: And Chelsea, just know you have a place here whenever you’re ready to come back. Bye, you guys.

Chelsea/Sally: Bye.

Chelsea: Uh, well, I’m so glad that all worked out.

Sally: Uh, do you have to leave? I think there’s something we need to talk about.

Victor: Now, son, very few people are privy to this, but I’ve taken steps to acquire Glissade, a cosmetics company.

Adam: Oh, I wish I could have seen the look on McCall’s face when he found that out.

Victor: You may still have a chance, you know. Just know that the financing of it was anonymous, and I want to keep it that way, for now.

Adam: Yeah. I heard that, uh, Audra Charles and Kyle Abbott were handpicked to run Glissade. That’s an interesting pairing. But what’s the connection between Glissade and Newman Media? It sounds like you’ve already cut Tucker off at the knees.

Victor: He’s not the target. I just want Newman Media to create a massive buzz about Glissade.

Adam: Well, that’s easy enough.

Victor: All right. And at the same time, I want you to go after the competition.

Adam: That’s it?

Victor: Yeah, that’s it.

Adam: What is it that you’re not telling me?

Nate: Look, I– I don’t want to keep you from your work, Audra. I just want you to remember why you’re so excited about it in the first place.

Audra: I am excited about running Glissade. And it’s not just about the money, or power. Though, unlike most people, I’m not afraid to admit I want both those things.

Nate: What else is it about? Showing Tucker he was wrong to underestimate you? That he was the only thing holding you back?

Audra: Yeah, I fell into that trap before, trying to get a man’s approval. But now I know I don’t need that. And I want to bring that lesson I learned to Glissade.

Nate: How so?

Audra: I know I have a partner and an investor, so I won’t have total control, but I’m the one who buys and uses makeup. Tucker, or Kyle, or any man can read a marketing report. They can hold focus groups. They can talk about margins and profit and loss, but I’m the one who knows what it means to look into a mirror and… And see myself for what I really am. Not how a man wants me to be. Life can get real ugly sometimes. And I know what it means to need to feel beautiful in those moments. You know, Glissade needs to be not about being beautiful for a man, but about women being beautiful for themselves.

Chelsea: Can it wait? Uh, I’m sure it’s something you want to discuss about the winter line, and you didn’t want to bother Summer with it.

Sally: Well, I just think we need to clear the air.

Chelsea: You know, if– if you’re worried about stepping on my toes at Marchetti–

Sally: Well, yeah, it’s that, but it’s also about Adam, too.

Chelsea: Um, what about Adam?

Sally: Well, I am trying to be more open and honest with my feelings. It’s not something I’ve been great at in my past. But listening to you and Adam talk about Connor, and seeing how you two are there for each other, it’s made me want to step up my game.

Chelsea: Well, you have been there for Adam. He tells me all the time how wonderful you are.

Sally: Well, thank you, but I want to be wonderful for Adam. You know, I mean, I’ve never been involved with a man who’s going through what you and Adam are going through.

Chelsea: Yeah, I don’t know. I think maybe you should– maybe you should just tell Adam all this.

Sally: No, I will, but I also want to tell you.

Chelsea: Okay.

[ Sally sighing ]

Sally: When Summer asked me to stay on more permanently at Marchetti, I also thought that she was going to ask me to take your place and I just want you to know that I would never do that.

Chelsea: I appreciate that.

Sally: I mean, I came here not only driven by ambition and the need for a job so I can pay my bills, but to support you. And that was clear to me from the very beginning. But what wasn’t clear to me was how I can support you and Adam without feeling threatened. You have done nothing at all to make me feel that way.

Chelsea: Sally, you have supported me and Adam. Honestly, you’ve been amazing, and I really want to thank you for that.

Sally: No, Chelsea, I should be thanking you. Seriously, you did not have to take Adam’s suggestion to pitch me to Summer, and with everything that you have going on with Connor right now, I’m the last person that you should be thinking about, so I owe you, Chelsea.

Chelsea: No, Sally, you really don’t.

Adam: I get why you want to pump up Glissade now that we own it, and why you want to give bad press to our competitors to gain market share.

Victor: Do you have a plan how to do that?

Adam: Well, I can make it happen. And I can make it appear that we’re being fair and balanced. But that’s not what’s giving me pause.

Victor: What is?

Adam: All seems a little… What’s the word I’m looking for? Reasonable.

[ Victor chuckling ]

Victor: You know I’m very reasonable.

Adam: Come on, you could have sold this to Nikki and Victoria. Why do you need me?

Victor: Because, son, you know everything about Newman Media. You started the darn company. It’s your baby.

Adam: You’ve talked about the competition, but you still haven’t specified your enemy.

Victor: Jabot is one of the large companies in the sector.

Adam: Yeah, and Nikki would never agree to go after Jack Abbott.

Victor: Bingo.

Adam: But I respect Jack Abbott.

Victor: I don’t give a damn what your feelings are about Jack Abbott, okay? You have never hesitated in the past to go for the kill. It’s like your father. I don’t hesitate. Even if it means to hurt someone you like.

Victor: Son, you’re like me. You get that you can’t be soft to survive, can you?

Adam: Well, I’m like you in the fact that I’m not afraid to fight dirty.

Victor: So, Glissade was well positioned, so I went after it.

Adam: Come on, you are not someone that lets the chips fall where they may. You want me to use Newman Media to improve your odds.

Victor: I want you to do damage to Jabot.

Adam: Okay, well I hurt Jabot, I hurt Jack. It’s the same as Newman. If Newman took a hit, you would feel it.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about what the hell happens to Jack Abbott. Look what I’m offering you. I’m offering you autonomy to run the damn company you started as you will. And you don’t have to share any power with your brother or your sister. I’m handing the company to you. What are you going to do with it? Can I trust you?

Adam: Are you sure that you can trust Kyle and Audra?

Nate: You opening up to me like that means a lot.

Audra: Don’t go reading into it, Nate.

Nate: Oh. And the armor’s already back on. Mm-hmm.

Audra: Oh, now that’s a shade of violet I need for a new line of eyeshadow.

Nate: And she’s back to work. But I’ve already seen a little more of you than maybe you meant to show. Now, I can’t speak for what you see when you look in the mirror. And you’ve already made it clear that you aren’t interested in what any man thinks. But for the record… the more of you I see, the more beautiful you are to me.

Audra: Does that ever really work for you?

Nate: The pretty damn annoying charm?

Audra: That’s the one.

Nate: Oh. You tell me.

Audra: I think you already know the answer.

Sally: Chelsea, did your call with Connor not go as well as you said?

Chelsea: No, the call went great.

Sally: Okay, so, what is it? I mean, you can be honest with me about this awkwardness between us. >

Chelsea: Awkward? Is it awkward? I don’t think it is.

Sally: Yeah, of cour– Chelsea, of course it is. I’m doing your job.

Chelsea: No, you stepped in for me at Marchetti, and you’re doing great, and I knew you would.

Sally: Okay, then– then what is it? I mean, I… I– I– I don’t know. It– it almost seems like…

Chelsea: Like what?

Sally: Like you’re guilty?

Chelsea: No, I mean, I– I feel… Of course, I feel a little bad walking away at such a critical time. You know, when Summer needed me. But, um– But you made it so everything’s okay. And I’m really grateful to you for that.

[ Chelsea and Adam panting ]

Sally: Chelsea.

Chelsea: Sorry, I think, um, I think I’m a little jet-lagged.

[ Chelsea and Adam panting ]

Sally: You’re tearing up. Now, I know something is really wrong. Can you please just tell me what it is?

Chelsea: Sally, I…

Sally: You’re a mess. I– I– I get it. I mean, how could you not be after everything that you’ve been going through with Connor?

Chelsea: Ah, yeah, um, I just feel like everything that’s happened with my son has me on this emotional rollercoaster. And like I mentioned to you at lunch, I don’t… I don’t feel like I have control over any aspect of my life. What I say, what I do.

Sally: Yeah, I mean, I’m sure you have so much anxiety and frustration. I know that Adam does. I mean, is it selfish of me to say that I’ve been afraid of losing him over this?

Chelsea: Sally, you are not going to lose Adam. He cares about you so much.

Sally: Yeah, I– I know he does, but I mean, his heart is so broken over Connor that sometimes I just wonder if there’s even a piece left for me.

[ Chelsea sighing ]

Chelsea: I’m really sorry if– if me needing Adam has come between the two of you.

Sally: No, no, no. No, no. That’s not at all what– what I’m trying to say, okay? I’m– I’m really, really glad that Adam has you. You know, when Adam and I lost our baby… it bonded us. And Connor is your baby. So, of course, you and Adam are going to get closer, because you’re his parents, and I really hope that you guys are always there for each other. I mean, I’m sure that you can help Adam out in ways that I can’t even imagine. Billy and I–

Chelsea: You know what? I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry, Sally. I can’t talk about this right now. Um… Just know Adam loves you and you just have to stand by him. No matter what, okay? I’m really sorry. I have to go.

[ Sally scoffing ]

Victor: Now, Audra is very ambitious and savvy. She demonstrated that again when she turned Tucker’s board against him.

Adam: So, she stabbed someone in the back who trusts her? Yeah, that’s not very reassuring, Dad. Who’s to say we won’t end up the same?

Victor: You leave her to me.

Adam: And Kyle?

Victor: Well, so it happens that apparently, he had a huge falling out with his parents. Neither Jack nor Diane expressed a lot of faith in his talents. So understandably, he wants retribution. And I think we can use Newman Media to help him do that.

Adam: Hm. By crippling Jabot?

Victor: By crippling all competition. Now, that I’ve told you what’s going on, will you resume with leadership of Newman Media?

Adam: Uh… I’ll seriously consider it.

Victor: I can’t wait too long, okay? Time is of the essence.

Adam: I’ll sleep on it. I’ll let you know in the morning.

Victor: All right. Nice talking to you. I’m very happy that things are going well with Connor.

Adam: I am too.

Victor: Now, you can help your son and help your father.

[ door closing ]

Audra: I just want to be clear about something. We’re just in the moment, Nate, okay? Uh… I’m just getting out of my head and listening to my body.

Nate: I’m listening too, and I like what it’s saying.

Audra: I’m serious.

Nate: Hey, hey. I want this. Only if you want it too. If not, we stop.

Audra: I don’t want to stop. I just want to make sure we’re agreed, this is just for fun. It means nothing.

Nate: Right.

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Felicia: Oh, thank you for returning my phone, Cody. Thank you. We are just about to have dinner. You should join us. –

[ Gasps ] Great idea! -Yeah! Look, I appreciate what the two of you are trying to facilitate here. I’m sure your hearts are in the right place. But… Mac knows where to find me if he wants to talk. Okay. Sorry. Not sorry. Look, I know this wasn’t the most honest way to get the two of you in the same room, but my mom and I felt like you guys needed to talk face to face, and then we should all have a conversation — as a family. See, that’s just it, Maxie. We’re not a family. You guys are. I’m just the guy who gives your son riding lessons. Maybe it’s better we keep it that way.

Care to explain the point of that humiliating exercise?

Hey. Hi. Uh, I was just on my way to the gatehouse with this. Oh. Thank you. I — I didn’t expect you to be my delivery service when I put out the SOS. I figured I’d just pick up the food when the nanny was, uh, packing up things to go. No problem. I was bringing a basket to Cody anyway. So, um, there’s chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans sautéed with garlic inside. Thank you so much. I appreciate it. I just got home and found out I have the kids for the evening, so, uh, thank you. Oh, uh, well, there’s enough for Willow, too. Where is she tonight? Uh, she’s working late with Drew. Ace went down? One book, and he was out. Wow.

[ Chuckles ] Are you reading that article? Yeah. What do you think? Uh, well, first of all, thanks for sending it to me. Um, I’m not sure that it’s a good comparison to Heather’s case because this guy got cobalt poisoning from an industrial exposure. True, but he suffered from extreme neurocognitive disorders, dementia, and uncontrollable rage. Which is exactly how we would have described Heather not too long ago.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. Do you think this article could help people to understand how Heather could have changed?

Who is this stranger in my house? Kind of looks familiar. Kind of like someone who used to live here. What are you doing home already? Mom said that you’d both be working late, and Marshall’s at the club. So you thought you’d have a romantic dinner here at the house? Is there something I should know? No. This is actually a surprise dinner for you and Mom. It was from the Metro Court, and the sommelier said that he recommended the wine. Which he didn’t sell me. It was a gift from the hotel owner. You’re adorable. Honey, you didn’t have to do this. It’s an occasion that needs to be marked on the calendar. It’s been a year. Since I was shot and almost lost everything. It’s been a year… since your family rallied around you. And you found everything. And look at you now. I don’t have a lot of time. Alright. So, I’m — I’m on my way to Valentin’s right now. I’m gonna drop by unannounced, and I’m gonna walk out with the satellite phone that he uses to communicate with Pikeman. Assuming it’s still there. Well, why would he move it? I mean, he doesn’t know that I found it. It’s — It is the best way we have to prove that Pikeman is trafficking illegal arms… and that Valentin is in charge of that. So where am I gonna be able to find you once I’ve secured the evidence? Well, that’s not gonna be a problem. I’m gonna be parked two cars down from his house like I was before. That would be a problem. No. I’m going it alone this time.

Dialysis restored the patient in that article to baseline behavior. No more decreased mental functions or rage. Wow. Now, that’s a good indicator for recovery. Yeah. Possible. And that seems to be what’s happened with Heather. Yeah. You know, ironically, the best argument for Heather’s transformed state of mind is the fact that she doesn’t want her case reopened. Based on what I’ve learned, from a medical and a legal standpoint, a strong argument could be made that there was a rush to judgment and that the case should be opened. If that were to happen, Heather could even get a new trial. Yeah, maybe she could. But that’s not what Heather wants. I thought I was the only one that kept track of my shooting at the Metro Court. No, the whole family is aware. And I asked Aunt Stella if I should mention it to you or not, and she said, “To heck with mentioning! We should celebrate!” So…ta-da! I am celebrating… not only you being alive and well, but standing and walking. Thank you, baby. Yeah. Being able to walk again means everything. But what I am most grateful for… is spending time with my family. But I did notice only two, uh, place settings. You’re not joining us? Nope. I just want my mom and dad to celebrate privately. I mean, the way you two just pulled together, it was really inspiring. So you just — just observe this. That’s, uh, very thoughtful of you, but we are putting a dinner or a cookout on the schedule, so it doesn’t matter how busy you are. Well, you had me at “cookout.”

[ Both laugh ] Yeah, the meeting came up suddenly, but it’s for the New Tomorrow Institute, so Willow could hardly say no. Oh. For sure. Yeah. So, how’s it been for you, with Willow’s new job? Well, I’m happy as long as Willow’s happy. I know she’s pretty conflicted with the long hours she was working at G.H. and not having the valuable time to spend with the kids, but, luckily, Drew came up with a solution. Drew? Yeah, yeah. He pitched Willow as a spokesperson of the New Tomorrow Institute and he got her on board. So Willow can spend more time with the kids and still do work she can be proud of. A win-win. Yeah, the kids sure think so. So does Willow. She — She does seem happier, though, don’t you think? No question. Okay. I should get this to the troops. Thanks for dinner. And have a good evening.

Well, last time you went to Valentin’s alone, you came out empty-handed. I was searching the place. I-I didn’t — Now I know where the evidence is. Did you mean to spend the night last time? That just happened. Alright? It’s none of your business. And it won’t happen again. Okay, I-I’m not trying to call you out, but I am a little concerned. I know how complicated this is — Noted! I still don’t want you there. Valentin has security cameras. He will notice if the same car with the same driver is parked outside each time I visit. So, no! This is a solo operation! I will meet you back here once I have acquired the phone.

Alright. Use this when you do. It’s a key to my place. Okay. I’m on my way, then. And I’ll see you back here when I have the phone.

[ Door closes ]

[ Knock on door ]

Hey. Hey. Sorry for just stopping by. I hope it’s okay. No, no. It’s okay. Is everything okay with Jake? See for yourself. Escuela de Arte en Barcelona? Is that Barcelona Academy of…Art? Well, my Spanish is not good, but is — is this an acceptance letter? Jake has been accepted into the Drawing and Painting Program. Anna. Hi. Surprised? I am. Yeah. But it’s my favorite kind of surprise. Please come in. I’m not a wine aficionado like you are, but I hope I did good. Yeah, yeah, you did well. Yeah? Good. I’m happy. Are we gonna share this? Shall I get us some glasses? Are you in a hurry? Would you like to stay for dinner? I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t hoping you’d ask. You’re such a good cook. And I’m just a lowly small-town Police Commissioner in need of a hot meal and some good conversation. Well, then you’ve come to the right place. Because I would never want you to waste away… or be bored. Well, hey. Hey! You didn’t come up to pester me about dinner, so I figured you might be busy, so I brought it to you. Have you eaten? No. Thanks, but I don’t really have an appetite right now. That’s impossible to believe. Hey. What’s going on? Nothing I really want to get into right now. But I’m — I’m glad you’re here. I could use the distraction. Well… There’s a lot of that going around. Hmm. So keeping me fed isn’t what drove you out of the kitchen and down here. I mean, of course, I always care for your nourishment, but, no. What’s going on? If I tell you, I have to swear you to secrecy. This — This has to stay between you and me. I am not going to apologize for scheming to bring you and Cody face to face. I was hoping that you would let reason take hold in that stubborn brain of yours… and maybe, just maybe, you and your son could actually talk with each other. I think stubbornness is an inherited trait, uh, because Cody’s really digging in now. I don’t get it! You and Cody liked each other just fine before he told you the truth. He’s the one who had to live with the secret. And now it’s out in the open. He — He came to you of his own volition, Mac. Nobody forced him to do that. Nobody was twisting his arm. Why can’t you just let this bring you closer together instead of driving you apart? Maybe I liked the liar better. No. Don’t you do that. Don’t you play this off like you don’t care. What you like better is your own pride. And, you know, Maxie’s right. Cody is just like you — too proud to beg to be accepted as your son. And maybe, deep down, you want him to — as penance for lying until you can forgive him. Cody jerked all of us around with his lies. I’m not letting anyone — anyone — do that to my family! Not a would-be relative. Not anyone. Funny. Now you’re the one that’s lying. Alright. Send her up. Bad dream. He’s gone back down. Good. Yeah. And then I stayed to watch him sleep for a while. He’s just so beautiful, you know? Like an angel.

[ Sighs ] And I realized that Heather is never going to get to see that unless I take a photo of it — and I will. I’ve made a decision. I’m going to honor Heather’s request and let this go. It just feels like such a shame, though, you know? Now we will never know whether or not she could have gotten a reduced sentence.

[ Knock on door ] Oh, uh, the doorman called. Ah. Trina’s here to see you. Yeah. Okay.

[ Sighs ]

Hi. Hi. I’m sorry just to show up, but, um, it’s important. Um…

[ Door closes ] Oh, my goodness! Ooh.

[ Soft jazz music playing ]

[ Chuckles ] Curtis, honey. Did you do this? I cannot take credit. This is all 100% our beautiful daughter’s idea. When I came home, she was putting on the finishing touches. The food, this amazing bottle of wine, it’s all from the Metro Court. She thought that, you know, after the year we had that we needed some time with each other. She is so incredibly sweet. I have to call her right now and thank her. -Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. -She’s so cute. You can call her tomorrow. Tonight… Tonight is about us. Oh… Well, you know what? That’s perfect. Because I’ve been thinking about you all day. How happy I am that you’re here and that we’re still together. Ugh! I was so afraid of losing you. Look, why don’t we celebrate what’s ahead a-and we can leave all the fear, all the pain behind. The pain, yes, maybe. But, uh… the fear. I’m having a hard time leaving that behind.

[ Sighs ] Look, I hate to admit this, but it’s really hard for me to celebrate when I’m worried about the safety of my family. he wanted to apply to Barcelona. Now, it’s such a prestigious school, I didn’t want to discourage him, but I had no idea he would actually get in. And not because I-I don’t recognize his talent. I mean, his portfolio is amazing and his teacher references are glowing. But you never know if someone else is gonna see your kid the way you see them. Is Jake excited? He’s trying to be low-key about it, but I can tell he’s — he’s over the moon. I actually made a point of not talking about it after he applied because I didn’t want to get his hopes up, but I guess I worried for nothing ’cause they think he’s the real deal. Well, that’s great. I’m gonna have to take your word for it. Does Jake even speak Spanish? He’s had six years — two years in middle school and then all through high school. This is a dream come true for him. Jason, our son is going to study art in Spain!

[ Chuckles ] Thank you for letting me know. Do you think Jake will mind if I reach out to him about this? Well, that’s why I’m here. You might want to spend whatever time you can with him before he leaves. It’s sooner than you think. I’d like to do one more thing. Let me cover Jake’s tuition and his expenses. You are always welcome, Trina. Please, come in. Tell me. What’s going on? Um… It’s an Ace emergency.

[ Gasps ] Oh! I found this in my car. I was at my mom and dad’s house trying to grab some clothes to take to my place, and this must have been there from the last time I babysat Ace. I-I hope he hasn’t missed it too much. Oh. Thank you. That’s so thoughtful of you. You know, I’d have you give it back to him yourself, but he’s already gone down for the night. No, that’s okay. I-I figured. Well, it’s good to see you, Trina. I have some cases I still need to review tonight. Thanks. Would you like to sit down for a minute? I would really like the opportunity to catch up with you a bit. I heard that you had moved on to the Quartermaine grounds. Um, I, uh — I thought maybe I would have seen you at the Fourth of July. Yeah, well, I’ve just been keeping a low profile. I mean, I think it’s important to vote and all, uh, but I’m just not into the political scene these days, and it’s just a little too chaotic and overwhelming. And, I mean, I know what I’m for and what I’m against. Not saying that I’m not interested in those issues. I just — I’ll make sure that I’m up on them before I vote in November. I’m sure you will be. Your mother’s very invested. Yeah. Because of Heather Webber. Has she said anything to you? Um, for years, I lived in apprehension because Taggert was pursuing his career in law enforcement. And I was so happy that you had left that job when you and I finally got together. Because I knew that you would be safe. No risk of life or death every time you walk out the front door. And then this mad woman who was fixated on our daughter, she was finally captured and put in prison where she belongs. And I thought I could actually have some peace. You know, and I was doing real, real good for a while there. But now this madwoman might just be casually walking our streets again? I seriously doubt that will happen again. See, and I know that you think I’m being paranoid, but I think the lesson over the past few years is that — that maybe I haven’t been paranoid enough. Because I didn’t listen to that scared inside voice. I tried to quiet it. And — And what happened? Trina almost died in France. Spencer did die.

[ Scoffs ] And that’s why I’m sounding the alarm about Laura trying to reopen Heather Webber’s case. Because I just fear that the worst… Curtis, I know it. The worst — it’s yet to come. Valentin: Well, you’re actually in luck, because I just made a caprese salad, and I was about to sauté some fillets of sole that I picked up earlier. Why do you enjoy cooking so much? It relaxes me. Oh. But, you know, Charlotte’s gone now, and I’m not used to cooking for just myself, so I almost always have too much. So it’s gonna work out. So uncork the wine, and I will finish dinner. Wine opener’s over there. Okay. Hey. I’m really glad you’re here. Me too. Right. So, one dinner for two coming right up.

Can I help you find something? You found it! Oh, yeah. It was in the kitchen with me. Oh! Great. I’m sorry. I gotta get back to the fish.

Crack that open! Let it breathe! Dinner’s pretty much ready! Okay!

Wow! Nobody has lied more to this family than me. Well, Maxie, that was different. Yeah, it was different because you forgave me. A-And when it was my turn, I wasn’t so quick to forgive. I remember clinging to some sort of misguided pride and pushing my mother away, saying I didn’t want her in my life. And even though it didn’t happen overnight, I realized that my pride was not nearly as comforting as my mother’s love. Look, the moral of this story is… you never turned your back on me. Why can’t you do that for Cody? We’ve been over this, Maxie. I raised you. I always knew your intentions were good. Cody is a stranger who I happen to share biology with. I don’t know what you expect — that I suddenly forgive and forget? We’re not suggesting that, Mac, but we’re also not letting you give up on your only child — your son. You know that Michael and I dated, right? Yeah. And you’ve managed to be friends afterwards. Right. We’re better off, actually. Mm-hmm. But now I have stumbled into something that might blow up Michael’s life, not to mention his business with Aurora and ELQ. Sounds ominous. You promise to keep this between us, right? Yeah. Like I said. What is it? It — The other day, Nina confided in me that she was having a — “Affair” isn’t really the right word. She — More like a situation-ship with Drew. Okay. Why would that bother Michael? Because they all work together? Oh, right, right, right. Him and Willow. They have bad blood with Nina. I gotcha. Am I telling the story or — or do you already have it figured out? No, no, no. Proceed. Proceed. During the fireworks on Fourth of July, I walked into the Solarium… and I saw Drew and Willow kiss! No. Yes. You — Are you absolutely sure? I wish that I wasn’t, but it was Drew and it was Willow, and they were lit up by the fireworks, and they were too into the kiss to even notice that I was there! Whoa. I mean, that’s a — that’s a curveball. Right?! I mean, I just had a conversation with Michael and I was squirming inside the entire time. He — He clearly has no idea. And Drew and Willow are working together, a-and they’re out tonight at a meeting. I-I don’t know what to do. That’s really generous of you, but I’m already looking into loan applications. No, no. We’re gonna forget the loans, okay? Please. Just let me do this for Jake. It’s something I can do. And you’ve been carrying the load for way too long. Okay.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you. That’ll — That’ll be a really big help. I’m still paying for Cameron, and I know I’ve got Aiden coming up, and I’m looking at a lot of expenses with Jake, with traveling. He’s got to go there for orientation and got to update his passport and get a student visa and the books and the art supplies and… Yeah, you know, all that’s — all that’s — all that’s fine. Do you think Jake will be okay with me helping him? Well, I guess that’ll be up to him. But I got the impression that when you guys went to the game, things went well. Yeah, I thought so. Good. Um… I really appreciate the effort you’re making and for wanting to help me shoulder the cost. I guess there’s just one problem left. What’s that? How much I’m gonna miss him. Your mother has a right to all her feelings. Heather does evoke a lot of fear and rage in people. Rightly so. If I were your mother, I would also be very protective of you. I mean, after all, Heather did target you. But when I came to see you in the office, you were so great. And I understand why you feel the way you do. I appreciate that, sweetheart. I really do. But I have to tell you something. I have just come from visiting with Heather today, and she made it abundantly clear to me that she would like me to drop the whole thing. Are you going to? It’s Heather’s life. It is her decision, and I think I have to respect that. Well, I’m glad to hear that, but you do raise an important question. If Heather wasn’t in her right mind and she had no control over her actions… should she be locked up for the rest of her life? I honestly don’t know what the right thing is here, but I do know that I am going to respect her wishes. I’m curious, though. What do you think should have been done with Heather? I need to find out how many names I need on a petition to have Laura recalled as mayor. Honey, that’s been tried before. It didn’t work then, and I doubt it’ll work now. Well, then, I’ll just have to make it an issue. I don’t think the public would take too kindly to their mayor’s attempts to try to overturn Heather’s conviction. Okay. I-I get it. You’re fired up about this. Yeah, and you’re not! And I get that Laura’s your friend. I get that, And, hopefully, that woman will come to her senses. But I can’t afford to take that chance. And, more importantly, Trina can’t.

I hadn’t told you this before, but, um… I went to Pentonville… to visit with Heather. I had to see for myself. So we’re just not telling each other things? Is — Is that what’s happening now? I was still processing the whole thing, and I didn’t know how to talk to you about it until I had. Why?

[ Scoffs ] Was it that bad? It’s not that bad. Look. After, uh — After talking with Heather, I can see what Laura sees. You know, from a legal standpoint, maybe Heather doesn’t deserve to be behind bars for the rest of her life.

[ Groans ] how disappointed you were when Cody told you he wasn’t your son… and, even afterwards, how you couldn’t let go of the connection that you felt with him. Do you deny that? I’m not denying I like the guy. He lied to me, Felicia. And he kept up that lie. Every interaction we had, every conversation, every laugh we shared, he was lying to my face! How do you expect me to accept that?! Cody grew up with people he wasn’t close to. They never treated him like a son. Are you gonna continue that and not treat him like one, either? You two are ganging up on me. No. We’re loving you, Mac. We know how difficult it is for you to welcome Cody with open arms. Because you’re angry. And for good reason. He lied to you. He cost you a year of your lives. But ask yourself, Mac — how much time are you willing to let your anger cost you now? I don’t know what Willow is thinking. I mean, Michael loves her so much, and I know that she loves him. They have two small children! All you saw was a kiss. Right? Right. So maybe that’s all it was. I mean, they were probably drinking. Fireworks were going off. Maybe they just got carried away. So it was a one-time thing? I don’t know. I mean, you know these people better than I do. Do Willow and Drew seem like the type of people to sneak behind Michael’s back? No. Absolutely not. Okay, well, then… my advice is you forget that you saw it. Unless you want to blackmail ’em. My recommendation would be Drew. He’s got deeper pockets. Uh, I need to go finish cleaning up. Hey. Forget I said anything. Okay. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Okay? I was just joking. It was supposed to be a joke. I was just trying to lighten things up for you in my own clueless way. You really are clueless, aren’t you? Yeah, about most things. But with this, I see pretty clearly. And how is that? People can be reckless and crazy. I totally include myself in that, but that doesn’t really matter right now. One of the hazards of working in someone else’s home is sometimes you’re gonna find out things that you wish you hadn’t. And the fact that the Q’s are stinking rich only magnifies that problem. No, no. Mnh-mnh. She’s still Heather, but not cruel or violent. Nothing like the maniac I remember. It’s just — It makes me crazy to sit there and think that you’re sitting across from someone who is an absolute threat to our family. But I-I had to see it for myself. And I’m glad I did. Because if Laura makes some effort to try to free Heather — and I’m not saying she has, because she hasn’t — But if she does, we don’t have to fight her. Why are you even saying this? Because Heather made it clear to me that — that she doesn’t even want her case reopened. She told me that she’s right where she belongs and she would tell that to any judge or parole officer who reviewed her case. Oh, Heather said that, so… She did. And she was adamant about it, babe. So no matter what Laura does, I am 100% confident that Heather Webber will stay right there in that cell where she is for the rest of her days. The house is gonna be so empty. Cameron’s already gone. A-And now Jake. It’s good. It’s all — It’s good. I’m gonna be — I’m fine. And Cameron is loving California. And I-I would never deprive Jake of this opportunity. Do you remember when I wanted to be an artist?

[ Chuckles ] I do. I do remember. You were good. But I gave up on it. I kind of went back to it a little bit after I met Franco. I know how you feel about him, but he did a lot for those boys — and for me. You — You get the credit for the boys. You’ve done an amazing job raising them. Thank you. Well, like I said, um, it’s gonna be up to Jake if he allows you to pay for Barcelona.

Um, y– I just want to say that I-I do see that you’re trying to make up for lost time with him. And Jake sees it, too. You’re making good on your word to be a better father. I appreciate that.

You’re right. The best thing I can do is ignore that it ever happened. And whatever’s going on between Willow and Drew will hopefully work itself out. Just don’t try to blackmail them. What’s it worth to ya?

[ Chuckles ] Cody wanted me to believe that he wasn’t my son, and now he wants me to know that I’m his father? If his circumstances have changed, that’s on him. But I don’t have to automatically fall in line. And neither do you, Maxie. Cody can go through whatever he’s going through, but that has nothing to do with us. I have to tell you that, to a degree, um, I have compassion for what Heather is going through right now. As she becomes more lucid… …maybe she can get some counseling. I don’t know. Maybe I can arrange for her to have a psychiatrist see her in Pentonville. You know, somebody who can help her to deal with the things she’s done. Because I believe that she is truly remorseful. Well, I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Is it fair that someone who’s mentally ill gets punished for something they have no control over? Should they be treated the same as someone who knew what they were doing? I don’t think so. Heather couldn’t help that she was sick. She didn’t choose it. It’s easy for me to see why Spencer loved you so much. You have a very loving, compassionate heart. And you asked what I — what I think should be done to Heather. Mm-hmm. And I think that she should get justice according to the law of this country. Because that’s what I’d want anyone to get. Me too. I wish I could believe that Laura will do what Heather asks and just let this whole thing go. I still believe in Laura’s integrity. She will do the right thing. Well, I think that we’ve talked about Heather Webber enough for one night.

[ Both laugh ] Yeah. I certainly don’t want her to derail this absolutely lovely celebration that our daughter has planned for us. Before the first course… Oh?

[ Soft R&B music plays ]

May I have this dance? It would be my absolute pleasure.


Have you given any thought to my proposition? Of leaving Port Charles with you and going… Wherever we feel like. I have thought about… how hard it would hit me… if you were to disappear without me.

Then don’t let me.

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[crickets chirping]

Steffy: I said goodbye to Douglas, Paris, and Thomas. Looks like maybe you have, too.

Hope: Thomas was here earlier. And I gave him my blessing.

Finn: Mom. Hey.

Li: Oh.

Finn: Are you just gonna walk by and not say hi?

Li: I guess I just didn’t realize which floor I was on.

Finn: Are you okay?

Jack: Finn. You got a sec to talk?

[Li scoffs] Li.

Li: Not again. I swear, Jack, I’m beginning to think you’re stalking me.

Bill: I can’t tell you how much you have both changed the energy around here. I’ve been alone in this big, empty house for a very long time. And now there is laughter again. And I have a reason to come home. And that’s thanks to you two Nozawa women. Well, Nozawa-slash-Spencer. I wanna make that happen, Luna. I wanna give you my name.

Hollis: This is crazy.

Deacon: Hollis! Dude, where are you?

Jack: I’m here for our son, Li. I stop by every now and then whenever I get the chance. You may have cut off all ties with me. Thankfully, Finn has not.

Li: You’re here for Finn? Or are you actually here scouring the halls looking for pretty nurses?

Finn: Okay, can we keep this cordial, please?

Li: Yes, yes. Not a problem. I was just reminiscing.

Finn: And what’s this about? “Not again.” Have you two been seeing each other?

Li: Absolutely not. We ran into each other at Il Giardino the other day. I was just picking up take-out, that’s all.

Jack: And I was having a drink with the bartender Hollis. I was planning on staying for the live music, but the guy was terrible.

Li: You know what happened after you left, don’t you?

Jack: Songs got worse?

Li: He died.

Finn: Wait, you were at Il Giardino the night Tom died? You both were?

Poppy: Blows my mind that you wanna do this and give Luna your name.

Bill: Well, yeah. We gotta get a few years in as a– as a Spencer before R.J. asks her to become a Forrester.

Luna: Okay, slow down there.

Bill: Just saying. Just saying. Look, seriously, it is important to me that you have my name and everything that goes along with it. It’s your birthright, Luna. And I want you to have everything that you’re entitled to.

Deacon: Oh, you’re back.

Hollis: Um, well, yeah, actually, I think I have something very interesting that you want to know.

Deacon: What’s going–Great.

Hollis: Yeah, the last time this happened, the power was out for like six hours.

Deacon: Yeah, I know. Believe me, I’m paying the bills. You know what? Thank God it’s closing time. So, what do you say we, uh– What do you say we just don’t take any more customers? You know, we finish these guys off, you and I grab a beer after?

Hollis: Sounds great.

Deacon: Yeah?

Hollis: Okay. Let’s do it.

Sheila: Poor Tom.

Steffy: You gave Thomas your blessing to marry Paris?

Hope: I did.

Steffy: I’m impressed. I know you were against the idea. You thought Thomas was coming back to be with you.

Hope: Something that I wanted very much. But I have been doing some soul-searching, and I have come to realize that I needed to take a step back and figure out why I want what I want.

Poppy: Well, as much as I enjoy the three of us hanging out like this, there are some errands that I need to run.

Bill: Yeah. Unfortunately, I have to get going as well. I would ask you to come to the office with me, but we’re prepping tonight for tomorrow’s painfully boring tax code meeting, and I don’t wanna scare you away from the company.

Luna: You know, that actually sounds really exciting, but I think I’m good just staying home here. As long as you both swear that we’re gonna have many more days like this ahead.

Bill: Oh, I can easily swear that. Many more days. That’s a promise.

[piano playing soft tune]

Sheila: Hey, Hollis. Is there a problem with the power again?

Hollis: Uh, what?

Sheila: The lights. They were flickering earlier.

Hollis: Oh, right. Yeah. No. Deacon, he’s looking into that.

Sheila: Is something going on with you?

Hollis: I found something out today.

Sheila: Okay.

Hollis: And I don’t know what to think about it, but I think it’s important. And I mean really important.

Sheila: All right, Hollis. So, what do you think you found out?

Hollis: It’s about Tom and how he died.

Finn: Wait. Why am I just now hearing you were there that night?

Li: Didn’t cross my mind to mention it.

Jack: Now I feel badly I called him a terrible singer.

Li: Oh, that you feel bad about? You’ve done far worse.

[phone ringing] Oh, I have to take this. Hi, Peggy. Uh-huh. No, just adjust the meds.

Jack: Hey. Sorry for the pop in. Obviously, I didn’t realize your mom was here. She still wants nothing to do with me.

Finn: Yeah, Dad, just…

Jack: No, no. I get it. I’ll text in the future.

[Finn chuckles] Speaking of texting, before I go, I just wanna say I’m glad you’re communicating with Poppy and Luna. Family is everything. Poppy is wonderful. There’s really nothing I wouldn’t do for her. She’s a gentle soul despite what your mom says. Poppy deserves the very best in life. And I’m glad that she found out that Luna is… Spencer’s daughter.

Steffy: So, there was something driving you to back away from Thomas?

Hope: I guess. Yes. I’ve– I’ve had a lot going on, and I’ve just been doing a lot of thinking.

Steffy: Yeah. Interesting. I mean, that’s why you gave him your blessing. I think it’s good, Hope. I think it’s good for everyone. I am proud of you. I am. And I’m proud of Thomas. You managed to untangle yourselves from a relationship that was never gonna work out.

Hope: Well, I mean, that’s your opinion. And the jury is still out on Thomas and Paris. That is still a very new relationship.

Steffy: It is, but I have a good feeling about it. Yes, they rushed into an engagement, but they’re not gonna rush into a wedding. They’re taking their time solidifying their bond as a family.

Hope: Well, let’s hope so, especially for Douglas’s sake. And I meant it when I wished Thomas my best.

Steffy: So, what triggered this? I mean, something did. Or was it someone?

Li: I don’t want to talk about your father. Have you seen much of Luna lately or your Aunt Penelope?

Finn: In person, no. But I did talk to Luna, and I heard all about Bill Spencer being her father, if that’s what you’re asking. You don’t approve, do you?

Li: You know, I have my issues with my sister. The way she’s lived her life, I– She’s definitely getting what she’s always wanted. She’s incredibly lucky to be embraced by Bill and everything the Spencer name has to offer. Oh, look at the time. I have somewhere to be. Thank you for reminding me what floor I’m on.

Steffy: So, what’s this realization?

Hope: Oh, I–I don’t want to make it something bigger than it is. It’s–It’s fine. It’s just a conversation I had with my mother where she is helping me to see things a little more clearly and make sense of what’s been going on inside of me.

Steffy: Some inner turmoil?

Hope: Sure. You could say that. But I’m– I’m moving past it now, so…

Steffy: Moving past what? What are you talking about?

Hope: It’s really– It’s not important. Don’t give it another thought. It is nothing that concerns you.

Sheila: We’re all really sad about what happened to Tom, but there is nothing to figure out about his death. Hollis, we all know what happened. He fell off the wagon. He overdosed.

Hollis: Yeah. Sure. Okay, maybe. But– But I found something out, all right? And I want to show it to you, okay? So just–

Sheila: Hollis, I don’t have time for this right now.

Hollis: Seriously, just give me one second. I just wanna show you something.

[electricity buzzing]


Sheila: What? What is that?

Hollis: It’s Tom’s backpack.

Sheila: Why on earth would you have Tom’s backpack?

Hollis: I’ve been trying to wrap my head around how and why Tom died. I think I discovered something.

Sheila: What? What are you doing? Are you rifling through his stuff to find his drug stash?

Hollis: No, no, not at all.

Sheila: Because that’s how he died, Hollis. There’s nothing for you to wrap your head around.

Hollis: Yeah, okay, maybe, but look–

Sheila: Stop.

Hollis: I just found–

Sheila: Stop. No. It is wrong to go through his personal belongings. Besides, God, look at it. It’s–It’s filthy. This is a classy place. That is probably a health code violation. So you know what I want you to do with that? You take that dirty thing and you throw it in the dumpster.

Hollis: Throw it in the dumpster?

Sheila: Yes. Take it…

Hollis: Why would I–

Sheila: …and throw it in the trash. Do you hear me? Just do it.

[electricity buzzing]


[electricity buzzing]

Hollis: What are you doing here? Okay, look, I’m glad you’re here, because I really have to talk to someone about this.


Finn: Oh. Hey. Hope. Is Steffy not in yet?

Hope: Hey. Uh–Um, I don’t think so. No.

Finn: Darn. I, um– I was gonna surprise her on my way home. I worked the graveyard shift last night.

Hope: You must be tired.

Finn: Yeah. A, um, power nap is definitely in my future. How are you doing? I heard about Thomas leaving with Douglas and Paris. Hey, I know it’s tough, but it’s for the best. You’ll see. You’ll find the man that you’re meant to be with, Hope.

Steffy: I appreciate you calling me back. And, yes, this is about Sheila. I heard about that singer’s death. Tom Starr. They’re reporting that it’s an overdose, but have you investigated this, Chief Baker? I mean, they’re saying it’s accidental, but I have a very hard time believing that it’s just coincidence that a man dies where Sheila Carter works.

Deacon: All right, the day is off to a good start. Power’s gonna be restored to the restaurant. We can open up on time as scheduled.

Sheila: That’s great.

Deacon: Come here. I didn’t get a chance to do that last night because I was already in bed when you came back. What took you so long to get up here?

Sheila: Yeah, well, I just wanted to make sure everything was stocked, ready to go for this week. You know, it’s therapeutic for me. Checking everything, making sure the numbers are there.

Deacon: Hmm. I like that. What do you say I go downstairs and make a couple of my soon-to-be world-famous espressos, start the day off for you?

Sheila: Why don’t you stay here and let me do that.

Deacon: Okay. Um, everything all right?

Sheila: Yeah. I’m fine. I’m just thinking about how much I love you and our life here together, and… I’m not gonna let anything or anyone take that away from me.

[gasps, screams]

[screaming continues]

Sheila: No!


Deacon: Sheila, what’s going on? Hollis. Sheila, come help me. Call 911. Oh, my God. Come on. No, don’t say it.

Sheila: He’s gone, Deacon. Hollis is dead.

Here’s a look at what’s ahead.

Luna: I know exactly who did it.

Finn: He died of the same drug that killed Tom.

Deacon: I lost my friends. I want answers. I wanna know what the hell happened.

Hope: I find you attractive.

Finn: You can’t talk this way.

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Good morning, Sasha. Good morning. May I interest you in a cup of coffee? Yes. Yes, that would be amazing.

Oh, thank you. Thank you. I got to warn you, though, I’m kind of dragging a little bit this morning, so this might be the first of a couple. Yesterday was a long day. But your speech, I mean, the part that I heard, it was really inspiring. Oh, well, thank you for saying that. I mean, I’ve given other speeches before, you know, to shareholders or whatever, but I was surprised at how different last night’s felt. Last night was, uh, full of surprises. Willow, hi. Good morning. Um, coffee, beignet? Uh, yes, to both, please. I, uh… don’t want to brag, but Wiley says that these are his new favorites. He calls them bayonets. [ Laughter ] Well, I made a bunch of them, so help yourself. Bless you. All right. Well, um, I should get going and, uh, see Cody at the stables and talk about house stuff. Well, is there anything I can do for you while you’re gone? No, no. Uh, coffee pot is full. There’s milk and sugar. You guys just, uh, enjoy your morning. Thank you, Sasha, for everything. No problem. Thank you.

I can’t believe it. I always thought there was this connection between Cody and Mac. I could feel it. Yeah, well, your Spidey senses have always been borderline terrifying. And then when my off-the-books DNA results came back negative, I — We thought it ended there. Yeah. Could something have happened to the DNA sample you sent in? No. I’ve used this lab a hundred times. They’re the best. But even if the lab did contaminate my sample, which they didn’t, the contamination would only add to the DNA results. It wouldn’t take anything away from it. Right. Contamination wouldn’t overwrite Cody’s DNA. No. It wouldn’t. Look, I know you’ve gotten to know Cody as a friend, and… Yeah, Mom, I have. Spinelli, Sasha, and I, we’ve all spent a lot of time with him together lately. And you’ve seen him around here, assembling furniture, fixing cabinets. Not to mention the riding lessons he’s been giving James. Cody’s been wonderful. Which is why I don’t want you to get mad when I say what I’m gonna say. But I desperately want to be wrong about this. Cody was lying before. Could he be lying now? Right. Why should we believe him now when he says Mac is his father?

Scott! [ Grumbling loudly ] Briefcase is 40 years old. Let’s get you a new one. Because that does not exactly inspire confidence. Who you looking for? Oh, um, a certain FBI agent had me followed. It’s an unfortunate circumstance of spending time with Sonny. Well, would that be, uh, Agent Jagger Cates? Or — Or, his name is John Cates now. Yeah. Yeah, that’s the one. I knew him since he was in high school. He’s a good guy. Well, the best thing I can say about him is that he appears to despise Sonny. Like I said, he’s a good guy. What’s wrong with that? So, what are you doing here, Scott? And are you billing me for it? Yeah. Oh, yeah. I got Diane’s countersuit here. Sonny wants sole custody of Avery.

I’m glad that, uh, you know, I’m able to bring Avery over here to play with Donna. Oh. Well, you know, they’re doing crafts with Pillar, so I — don’t be surprised if they’re covered with glitter, right? Well, I’ll blow it off right before she gets in the car. [ Chuckles ] Well, good luck with that. And you know what? Uh, thank you. ‘Cause it’s nice to spend time with Donna. And, you know, she’s growing up so fast. Yep. Kids do that, huh? Don’t you think it’s a little too fast? Yeah. But I think that’s why we need to enjoy these glitter-filled days. Yeah. So, now that Ava’s moved out, is there any way you can reconsider having, you know, Donna spend overnights? I mean, Avery would love it. I would love it. [ Knock on door ] Hey –

I, uh, didn’t come up here looking for you. Oh, no, no. I know you didn’t. But I am glad I ran into you. I want to be clear. I love Michael with all my heart. I know you do. It was wrong for us to — to kiss. It never should have happened. That’s not — That’s not who I am. It was — It was a… It was an accident. Like, a result of too many drinks, too many fireworks. Look, I… I love Michael, too. He’s my nephew. I would — I wouldn’t — I would never hurt him any more than you would. Too late. We already did. We did something impulsive, something…stupid, really. But we both regret it, and… I mean, one kiss doesn’t have to change anything. Anything for anyone. You, me, or Michael. Mom, I talked to Cody last night, and I don’t think he’s lying. I really like Cody, too, but I saw the DNA results that proved that Mac wasn’t Cody’s father with my own two eyes. Right. But those were the results from the top-secret, “Don’t tell anyone I did this” test. Cody claims that the results from the first test prove he and Mac are related, and although he lied about it at the time for reasons that are not so great, he’s convinced that Mac is his father. Could Cody be working an angle or making a play of some kind? Like what? A big payout? I don’t know. I’m asking you. Who’s writing the check for this big payout? The father that he lied to or the wife of the father that he lied to? Oh, stop making me sound like I’m crazy just because I asked a question. Mom, you’re not crazy. When I talked to Cody last night, I could tell he was ready to bolt. How could you tell? I recognized the look of panic in his eyes. And I know what it feels like to want to run as far as you can from the mistakes you’ve made. Because if you can’t see them, then you can pretend they never happened. I don’t remember his exact words, but he said something about James being wonderful. James is wonderful. I know James is wonderful, Mom. Cody was trying to say goodbye without actually saying it. I knew it, he knew it, and I had to threaten him into staying. He cannot leave town right after telling Mac he’s his son.

Cody? Have you got a second? For you — and Comet? Yeah. Sure, whatever. Thanks for that compliment. I never thought I’d be in Comet’s league. Okay, uh, I was gonna keep this to myself, but I can’t. And you’re the only person I trust to tell. So, last night — Yeah, last night, I told Mac that I’m his son. I told him. Oh, wh– why? I mean, good. But why last night? I just kept thinking about what you said, and I hated lying to him, so, I don’t know, it just — just came out. And how did it go? I should’ve kept my mouth shut. Cody… Yeah. It was just like I thought. No, it was worse. It was worse. Mac’s furious with me. I’m so sorry. He said that, uh, he had given me plenty of chances to tell him the truth, and I didn’t, and he’s right. He did, I didn’t. It wasn’t exactly that cut and dry. No, it kind of was. I also told Mac about the whole Taub/WSB stuff with Scott. Okay. D-Did that help? Did Mac understand? [ Scoffs ] What Mac understands is that he opened himself and his family up to me, and I betrayed them all. The reasons why don’t matter. Look, it’s a lot to take in for both of you. Yeah. Well, Mac stormed out of here, so it seems like he took in enough. Only person he was madder at than me was himself for believing that I could be anything other than a grifter. Okay. That — that is harsh and wrong. Give him some time. You dropped a lot of information on him that he wasn’t expecting. He’s probably in shock. He seemed pretty clear at the time. Well, for what it’s worth, I’m really proud of you for telling him. You must feel a little better having that secret off your chest. I feel like garbage, and there’s still a weight on my chest. It’s just for a different reason. So what do you want to do now? I want to get the hell out of town.

It’s no surprise that Sonny is suing for sole custody of Avery. It’s exactly what we thought he would do. Yes. Yes, it is. But, you know, you pay me for my legal expertise. And after reading Diane’s filings, I think your expectations should be a little lower. Is Diane really that formidable an opponent? No, I’m not afraid of anybody in the courtroom. No one. But I don’t like the facts of this case. Avery’s father is a dangerous man working in a dangerous business with other dangerous people. What other facts do you need? Well, but you’ve been living with him for a while now with Avery. I was at Sonny’s to keep Avery safe and to be a sort of loving touchstone for her in an otherwise stressful time. Yeah, well, I’m just saying that, uh, Avery has been ping-ponged around here, back and forth, and, you know, judges, they like stability. They don’t like seeing kids being ping-ponged around. I don’t, either! That’s precisely why I want Avery here with me, full-time. Yes, Ava, I know it is, but you’re at the Metro Court. You’re in a hotel. It’s a nice suite. But at Sonny’s, Avery has a routine. She likes living with her father. So do you think a judge is gonna take a kid away from that? Didn’t you say that if Sonny had a public meltdown… Well, yeah, yeah, all bets would be off. But I doubt that Sonny is gonna have a public meltdown during a custody battle. He’s not that stupid. Good morning, Sonny. Uh, um, I got personal matters to discuss with Carly. Uh, Sonny and I are talking about the kids. I love Avery. Everybody does. She is welcome to be here with Donna any day. Well, I appreciate that. Um, well, um… I got — I got something I gotta take care of, so… Like this garbage right here. Ava, you know, served me because she thinks she deserves to have sole custody of Avery.

Well, I’m really happy I don’t have to wade into this mess. Well, you could be called to testify. Why? Because you and I share custody of Avery’s sister. Right? And I need to know what you’re gonna tell the judge as far as my suitability as a parent.

had our problems, and, uh… I-I-I just need — I just want to know that you’re not gonna go into the courtroom and say that I’m a terrible father. It’s true. We’ve had our problems. It’s no secret that I’ve had issues with you, Sonny. Right. And I’m sorry. I’m sorry. But if I’m gonna walk into a courtroom and trash anyone, it’s gonna be Ava. Well, that’s not exactly what I wanted to hear, but I’ll take it.

So, uh, did you and your FBI buddy, Jagger Cates… find anything about me?

You’re leaving? I said I wanted to leave. No, it would be a hell of a lot easier to disappear than to face Mac again. But, no. Maxie made me promise not to leave. Oh, good for Maxie. Yeah, well, Maxie’s not the reason I’m not leaving. You are. At least for now. Hey, you — you have to stop doing this. You want a connection so bad with something, with someone, but… every time you feel like getting close, you — you make up some reason to bolt. You and I, we’re — we’re building something.

You can’t go.

If you do, you will have a lot more than Maxie to worry about. I will hide Tracy’s secret cashbox, and I will tell her that you took it. And she will have anyone with ICE looking for you, and they will have badges. Wait. Tracy — Tracy has a secret cash box? Not a very well-kept secret. [ Both laugh ] Promise me you won’t go. Okay. How about this? You will talk to me before… if you decide to go. I can do that. Great. Well, should be getting back up to the house. You have no idea what could be going on up there.

You’re not supposed to be back here. What can I say? I’m a rule-breaker. You, more than anybody, should appreciate that. I’m gonna have to ask you to leave. I have a staff meeting in 15 minutes. Oh, I have time to sit in. I’m sure I’ll find it fascinating. And I bet your staff will find it fascinating, the special way you fill the bipolar medication of a certain Sonny Corinthos. So is there gonna be coffee at this meeting, or…? I know you’re not Mr. Corinthos’s wife. He doesn’t even have a wife. Give him time. He will. But for our purposes, it doesn’t matter. Because, wife or not, I happen to know you’ve been filling his prescription with less than a quarter dose prescribed. I think that’s frowned upon in your profession. But then you’re the pharmacist, not I. You have to understand — No, you have your reasons, I’m sure. I don’t care what they are. I do care about Sonny’s dosage, though. I’ll change it to the proper dose immediately. You’ll change it to zero. Zero milligrams? You want me to give Mr. Corinthos placebos? What’s in the placebos? Sugar powder, sometimes starch. Yep. Give him that. But — Oh, I don’t care who’s paying you off or threatening you. Unless you want Sonny Corinthos to know what you’ve been doing, you’re gonna do what I want. What you want is dangerous. Well, I think that we’re willing to take that risk. And Sonny’s going full placebo until I tell you to stop.

We… We kissed, and we regret it. And we both agree that it won’t happen again. Absolutely not. So… So then, the worst thing that we could do is — is to dwell on it, you know, like, let it make things awkward between us, let it affect our friendship and our work together, and, most of all, how either of us are with Michael. You’re right. Michael and I are so happy right now, I — I don’t want to compromise that happiness for any reason. Least of all a kiss on July 4th. So let’s just put it behind us, okay? Like in a week, in a month, I’m sure it’s not gonna, um… feel as big of a deal. In a year or two years, we probably won’t even remember it. Our mind will be too crowded with a bunch of other stuff. Hey. I knew I smelled beignets.

you before you headed out. Um, did you get the — the budget proposal for the wellness division that Curtis worked up? This conversation sounds like it’s going to be too exciting for me, so…

So… The budget? Oh, yeah. Right. Um… If you’ve got the time right now, sure, let’s, um… Let’s take a look at that. So maybe Cody isn’t lying or trying to pull something. Maybe he’s just mistaken about the first set of DNA results. I don’t know, Mom. It seems like DNA test results are pretty conclusive. You either are or you are not related to someone. I mean, I know they give you percentages, but there’s no real room for interpretation. Maxie, my results were 0% match for Mac and Cody. Zero. I don’t know what to tell you, Mom. I can’t explain it. [ Knock on door ] Oh, Maybe Mac is looking for you. Oh! Hi. Hi. Um, come in. I’m — I’m sorry to just drop in like this. Uh, is this a bad time? No, no, no. No, it’s just a — a time. I would have called, but, uh, this is important. I know that Cody is Mac’s son. If you’re mad at Cody, then you should be mad at me, too. Cody told me the truth months ago.

I understand completely, and I’ll take care of it. There’s something about you, Clement. I knew I could count on you. Thank you. Oh. Has anybody come around here asking about me? No. Why would they? I don’t know. But if anybody does, tell them I was here for a consultation. About what? Doesn’t matter. Drug interactions, side effects, my annual flu shot, whatever. Just make it believable. Got it. Good. And I hope your staff meeting is… What do you hope it is? Informative. Efficient. Supportive. Then I hope it’s that. I also hope you don’t do anything that’ll make me have to come back here.

I’m not working against you, Sonny. Okay. I hope it stays that way. I gotta go. Um… I’ll be back to pick up Avery. Okay.

He’s not wrong.

You’re working with Cates. Yeah, I am working with Cates but not to take Sonny down. Then tell him that. Why don’t you tell him the only reason you’re working with Cates is to protect me?

are going to be a variable — gas, electricity, depreciation on equipment, but… You want to put a pretty nice chunk of capital at Curtis’s disposal, I see. Oh, yeah. We’re launching a new division in an expanding but very highly competitive market. And you’re going to be campaigning all summer, and if you win, well, Curtis is gonna have to bring on some new C-suite stuff. Yeah, that’s true. But in the meantime, I’m, uh — I’m guessing you’re gonna take full advantage of last night’s momentum and get out there, huh? I was thinking about that, yep. All right, um, just one more, uh thing before you go, you know, sort of shaking hands and kissing babies. Um, this morning, before I showed up, did Willow seem — I don’t know — off to you?

Cody. I — I’m sorry. I hope it’s okay that I’m down here. Yeah. Yeah, of course. I mean, I’d be jealous of all the friends that Comet’s made, but used to it by now. He is — He’s so sweet. [ Both laugh ] Yeah, he gets me, too. I was wondering how the horses are doing after all the fireworks last night. Oh, they — they did all right. You know, I left the lights on so that the flashes didn’t scare them and gave them some extra hay. That seemed to help. Really? Yeah. Yeah, some people say you’re supposed to play, like, classical music or something like that to soothe them, but I know these guys. They’re metalheads.

[ Fireworks exploding ]

Everyone says fireworks are beautiful, but they’re kind of disorienting. You get so distracted, you kind of lose your bearings. I knew that Cody had lied about the DNA test, and that Mac was — is his biological father. I’m sorry. You knew about this months ago? I’m so sorry for not saying anything, but it — it didn’t feel like my secret to tell. I understand. Okay. I guess I do, too. Felicia: I just don’t know how you can be so sure. I ordered my own DNA test results, and they came back negative. Well, you remember, Sasha. You were there at Deception. When I told Cody that I did that test behind his back. I was also at the “Home & Heart” set when you ordered the DNA test. I saw you take a strand of hair from Cody’s brush, and I, uh… switched it out for my own hair.

I don’t get it, Jason. Why can’t you tell Sonny the truth from start to finish it? I can’t. Because? Because Sonny despises Cates, and if he finds out that Cates is threatening you, God only knows what he’ll do. [ Sighs ] Well, you’re right. I mean, he’s already had Cates beat up. Who knows what’ll happen if he goes after him again, especially with how volatile he’s been these past few months. Anything with the meds? I checked. He’s taking them. And Sonny has a lot of faults, but he is always disciplined when it comes to taking his medication. I know, but something — something is off. I agree. When Sonny was sitting here, in my kitchen, for a minute, it was like Sonny was his old self. It must’ve been nice to see. It was a relief. It means that the old Sonny is still in there somewhere. I mean, for a minute, I thought we were turning a corner. Until I walked in. Yeah. And that’s when the Sonny I don’t recognize showed up. I just — I can’t — I can’t tell Sonny the truth. Not yet. What if he goes after Cates again, and this time, he kills him?

[ Knock on door ] Is this garbage supposed to mean anything to me? Uh, I don’t know. Scott put it together. Right. You allege that I am — I’m unstable? Emotionally unstable? Is that what you said? I’m not talking to you when you’re like this. Should I call security? Taking a page out of your book. [ Beeps ] Just in case something’s, you know, uh, misinterpreted later on. Don’t do it, Ava. I will bury you.

Not a fan of fireworks? Not last night, anyway. Yeah. Yeah, me too. The view from here wasn’t great. You should’ve come up to the house. No, no, I wanted to stick around here, make sure these guys were okay. What, I miss a good time? Well, obviously you were in better company, but the people were pretty good, too, and the mood was nice. People are really upbeat about Drew’s run for Congress. Yeah. Uh… You think the Quartermaines are gonna get behind him or…? not try and sabotage him? [ Chuckles ] Someone in the family is actually running for Congress. Even Tracy is on board. You, uh, think you’re gonna campaign for him? Me? Yeah. I mean, why not? You’re beautiful. You’re warm, sincere, you got P.R. experience. I know I’ve done a couple of PSAs for the New Tomorrow Institute, but that does not make me some savvy campaigner. Well, you are also a teacher, so you have experience talking to large groups of people. Of children, about geography, not town meetings full of would-be voters. Children are people, too. [ Both laugh ] I’m just saying, okay, Drew is running as a Quartermaine. It would probably help out if the Quartermaines supported him. You know, get the family involved. And let’s be honest, aside from the kids, you are one of the more appealing family members. Cody has been wrestling with his decision to tell Mac, and I knew that if he just had more time, he would get there. So I switched out the hair samples to buy him that time. But I really hated lying to you both. Please believe that. I do. Okay, okay. Um, I don’t understand Cody’s need to wrestle with the decision to tell Mac. I mean, Mac is a great guy. Oh, he is, and Cody knows that. But Cody has this whole thing about not being good enough, and he’ll have to tell you the rest, but I owed you an explanation and an apology. I accept, and so does my mom. What? You are much nicer than I am and way more forgiving. And we appreciate your honesty. Well, now that it’s out in the open, what — what happens next? Well, this could work out to be a wonderful thing for Cody and Mac. It could, but Cody said that Mac was really hurt and angry. Yeah, he is, and it’s gonna take some time for him to trust Cody again. He was really hurt that Cody put off telling him all of this time. He might never have known that he had a son. I know. I was trying to help, but by delaying the inevitable, I — I only made things worse. You’re peddling some kind of bull about me like I’m, you know, emotionally unstable. No wonder Scotty Baldwin is the only lawyer you can get. Unlike you, I don’t need to keep a lawyer on retainer. Well, how do you think that’s gonna match up once Diane starts revving up? It’s the strength of the case that matters, not the strength of the lawyers. Is that what your slip-and-fall guy told you? I’m not sure all the time you and Diane have racked up in courtrooms together over the years is gonna be the big advantage. you seem to think. Defenseless mothers tend to do well in family court. Oh, you got a defenseless mother to stand in for you? ‘Cause that’s something that you’re not. Then you’ll be right at home in court. Respectful. Polite. Stable. Unless, of course, somebody says something you don’t like or looks at you funny. Then all bets are off. Diane can find 20 witnesses that will testify that you are an unfit mother. And you think what? That your reputation is off-limits? Irrelevant? Really? What judge is going to award custody of an innocent child to a notorious mobster who used to run a strip club?

ard on yourself. This whole thing was gonna be rough on everyone the second Cody decided to lie about the first test results. You were just trying to give him time to figure out how to tell Mac. I appreciate you understanding, but I don’t know what to do anymore. Cody is devastated, and he’s talking about leaving Port Charles. Oh, I know. I made him promise that he wouldn’t. So did I. Okay. Well, his promise to you definitely carries more weight. Although I threatened him, and I’m more dangerous than you are. Mm. Not really. You’re so sweet. You could be related to my mom. These days, for all we know, maybe you are. I would know. Mac is devastated, too. But neither one of them is going to approach the other, at least not for a while. Like father, like son. Yeah, it does seem like they share the same stubborn gene. Okay. So, what are we gonna do about it?

Okay. Don’t get me wrong. I like all of the Quartermaines, but, uh, let’s be honest, some of them are more approachable than others. Like, uh, can you — can you — can you picture Tracy on the campaign trail? No. No, not so much. Mama Q, yeah, totally. I mean, she’s salt of the earth. And, um — And Brook Lynn, Chase, to a point. What’s the catch? Well, Chase is a hero cop, so some people are gonna want to vote for him. You don’t want to split the vote, right? Definitely not. Right? Exactly. Now, all kidding aside, though, I do think Drew should run as a part of a family. I mean, ’cause that’s the dream, right? Be a part of a family? Be surrounded by people that love you, care for you, want the best for you, even sometimes when you don’t deserve it. Yeah, you’re right — about being part of a family. The Quartermaines have done that for me, and especially Michael. He’s given me… everything.

What do you mean Willow’s off? Like, sick? Because she seemed fine to me. Oh, okay. Good. What? Did she say that she wasn’t feeling well? Like, did she say something? No, no, no, nothing like that. It’s just, um… Willow doesn’t always tell me when she’s not feeling well. She doesn’t want me to worry, so she just, you know, muscles through. Yeah. Yeah, that sounds about right. And maybe I’m just being oversensitive, but every single time she comes down with something, I’m, uh… I get afraid that, um… the cancer came back. Yeah, no, um… I mean, that’s, uh… that’s a very normal human reaction for someone that’s been through what you have. Oh, Willow’s the one who actually went through it. I mean, I just… You just witnessed the person that you love go through a terrible disease, and you witnessed her fear and your own, and… and you got to give yourself a break. I’ll try. You know, just, like, last night, though, she — she was tossing and turning all night. She probably didn’t even get an hour of sleep. Well, yesterday was a big day. Maybe she just had a tough time kind of winding down. You’re right. Yeah, you’re right. I mean, it was a big day. It sure was. All right. Well, if you tell me that she seems fine to you, I will take a breath. I’ll stop worrying. It’s probably nothing. All right.

What happens to Donna and Avery if Sonny’s in prison for killing a federal agent? I get it. And I hear you. Especially now that there’s a possibility that I could go to prison. Well, no, that’s not — that’s not gonna happen. I’m not gonna let that happen. Jason, I know you believe that. And if there was anyone who could stop that from happening, it’s you. But it may not be up to you.

I’m glad you’re recording this. I think anybody who listens to it will find it quite illuminating. I know I have, and I thought I’d seen the worst of you. Not even close. Keep talking, Sonny. Howl at the moon for all I care. And then go home and listen to yourself. Then you can judge how suitable you sound as a parent. I’m not going anywhere. Man: Is there a problem here?

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Devon: I mean, I think the key is communication, right? In order to divide these companies successfully, we’re gonna need cooperation from leadership in all the divisions.

Nate: Agreed. Word is already starting to spread about the board vote. People wanna know how to proceed. What’s to come?

Devon: I mean, the message is simple. The company is strong. Just gonna be two separate, solid entities.

Nate: As it was before the merger.

Devon: Exactly. And I wanna be fair to Billy and Jill, but obviously I’m gonna be more focused on our side of things.

Nate: Oh, speaking of which, I’ve got some ideas on how to streamline the overall process. In particular, to shore up the Winters entities.

Devon: Nice. Well, let’s hear it.

Nate: Well, um… You know, should I hold off until Lily has a chance to hear this? I imagine we wanna get her input.

Devon: Yeah. I don’t know if she’s gonna be joining us today. I’m not really sure where we stand. I haven’t talked to her since the vote.

Nate: Well, I hope that’s not a bad sign.

Devon: I think we’re about to find out.

Nate: Hello, Lily.

Lily: Hello.

Devon: Hey.

Lily: Hi. Uh, sorry, I haven’t been in touch. I just wanted to wait until after the board meeting for things to calm down.

Devon: Yeah, it’s okay. Have things settled down enough for you to tell Billy you’re not gonna be joining him at Chancellor?

Claire: All right. First, I think we should check our supplies. Are you ready? All right. Do we have snacks?

Harrison: Yes, for us and for the ducks.

Claire: Very important. What else?

Harrison: Zippy stayed home, but we have other toys and water.

Claire: Fun, food, water, all the essentials. We are prepared.

Harrison: Don’t forget, we have shovels for digging and journals so we can write down what we find. But what are we looking for?

Claire: Today, we continue to be scholar adventurers, and our topic this afternoon is worms. You see, worms are really important. They’re not just long and slimy. They actually help the soil to make sure it gets all the best nutrients.

Harrison: Does what they do help the caterpillars and other animals?

Claire: There’s only one way to find out. We will conduct our research. Let’s go find some earthworms to study.

Harrison: You’re the best, Claire.

Claire: No, you are. Come on, let’s go.

Katie: The rule is whoever calls shotgun first sits in the front seat.

Johnny: The rule is whoever’s older. Besides, I’ve called it way before, like, in my head while I was sleeping last night.

Katie: That doesn’t count.

Johnny: Yeah, it does. You snooze, you lose.

Victoria: Do I need to step in here?

Johnny/Katie: No.

Victoria: Okay, then. Lemonade is on me.

Billy: Ooh, Mom’s buying. Soak it up.

Victoria: Don’t encourage them.

Billy: Let me see. Let me see the eyes. All right. Bags don’t look too bad. That’s good. In between the riding and the swimming and the gaming and the sleepovers, you’re getting a little bit of rest.

Johnny: I mean, you can’t blame us for making the most of our summer.

Billy: You will never hear me complain about you being happy. Plus, you both look healthy, and I’m grateful for that.

Johnny: Aw, you’re getting soft in your old age.

Billy: You make fun of me all you want, but I know how lucky I am and I will never forget that.

Victoria: Well, um, we’ll let you go, but give Chelsea my best.

Johnny: Oh, same with me. And Connor, too.

Billy: I will. Hey, how about we do movie night later this week? Pizza, popcorn, the whole thing.

Katie: We don’t have to do everything as a family.

Billy: One of these days, you’ll be glad we did. And if it makes your old man happy, you’re gonna have to suck it up. I love you both. Be nice to Mom, okay?

Billy: Hey.

Chelsea: Hi. Uh, I don’t want to interrupt. You should– you should go. You should– you should go be with the kids.

Billy: It’s okay. They’re with Victoria and I want to be with you. Hey. You’re trembling. Are you okay?

Sally: Thanks. Yeah. So, it’s like we never left. Chloe and I are back. Literally. All systems go. Everything’s firing.

Adam: That’s good.

Sally: Yeah, I’m just so relieved to be back doing what I love, where I belong. And it really feels like the right move for Chloe, too.

Adam: How so?

Sally: Well, our work together is tied in fashion. We’re great partners, and not to brag, but Summer is thrilled with the work we’re doing.

Adam: Of course, she is.

Sally: Oh, my gosh. Wait until you see Marchetti’s new evening gown, designed by yours truly. It is gorgeous, if I do say so myself.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: And maybe I can even model it for you at home.

Adam: I can’t wait.

Sally: Adam, is something wrong?

Adam: Hm?

[ Chelsea panting ]

Sally: Adam?

Adam: Mm-hmm?

Sally: Where did you go just now?

Billy: Look, I think I know what happened.

Chelsea: You do?

Billy: You saw Johnny, you didn’t expect that and it kind of threw you. I mean, that’s– that’s understandable, Chelsea.

Chelsea: Yeah, it’s true. It did.

Billy: Don’t feel bad that he didn’t come over here, okay? He told me to say hello to you and to Connor. He asks about you all the time.

Chelsea: You know, I completely understand. I wouldn’t want to put him on the spot, you know, when he’s in front of Katie and Victoria. I think it’s just me. I think my emotions are just all over the place right now.

Billy: Of course, that makes sense.

Chelsea: And it’s hard, you know, to see Johnny like that when Connor is…

Billy: Yeah, it’s tough. Connor’s suffering. Connor’s going to be all right. He’s going to be back and better than ever. He’s strong, just like his mother.

Chelsea: And, you know, I mean, it makes me happy to see how well he’s doing. He’s thriving. He’s– he’s growing up. It warms my heart. It gives me hope.

Billy: I’m glad. How about you? How are you feeling? Did you get some rest?

Chelsea: A little bit. I– I took a nap. I’m not 100%, but I’m getting there.

Billy: Okay, well, we can fix that. Did you get something to eat?

Chelsea: Uh, no, and I’m actually pretty hungry.

Billy: Good. Plus, you owe me a do-over for breakfast. So, how about we go grab lunch? Society?

Chelsea: Sounds perfect.

Lily: Um, Nate, would you mind giving Devon and me a moment to chat?

Nate: Yeah, definitely. Uh, we’ll talk later.

Devon: Okay.

Lily: Thank you.

Devon: What do I get the feeling I’m not gonna like what you’re about to say?

Lily: I haven’t told Billy that I’m not joining him yet.

Devon: Hm. And why’s that?

Lily: I think it’s too soon.

Devon: Okay. Well, Nate and I have already started discussing the details of the separation, so it’s probably a good time to pick a side.

Lily: Devon, I told you that I needed time after the vote to think about this before I just jumped ship.

Devon: And how much time will you need?

Lily: I don’t know. I need time to process, given what the separation means.

Devon: Right. I hope you can understand that I’m finding it a little difficult to trust that you’re being honest with me.

Lily: Why?

Devon: Because you knew that Jill was sick this whole time, and that’s just another secret that Billy shared with you that you didn’t share with me. I had to hear it from him right before we had a board meeting.

Lily: I wanted to share it with you, but Billy told me that in confidence.

Devon: I understand, but were his feelings more important than mine?

Lily: No, but Jill swore him to secrecy. He wasn’t supposed to tell me, so it wasn’t my information to just pass along.

Devon: No, I understand that. And I also respect Jill’s decision not to tell us about her health issues. But still, it all just adds to the uncertainty of this whole situation. And last time you and I talked, things got a little heated. So, I just want to know where your head’s at. That’s all.

Lily: I don’t know. I didn’t expect Jill to react negatively to the demerger, so now everything just feels off to me.

Devon: And hearing you say that makes me feel like you’re starting to pull away, and that you’re thinking about throwing away our plan and choosing to join Billy over me.

Adam: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to space out. Um, I’m really happy that things are going so well for you at Marchetti.

Sally: Thank you. But you don’t have to force enthusiasm. Look, I know you’ve been through a lot lately and I’m here for all of it. The good, the bad, the ugly. Whatever it is, you can tell me.

Adam: I’m just, I’m thinking about the trip to Baltimore and how stressful it got, the worry, the intensity.

Sally: Look, I’m so sorry that you’ve had to go through all this. I mean, what you and Chelsea have had to endure, it’s just unbearable.

Adam: Sally, um, there’s something that I need to–

Billy: Hey.

Sally: Hi.

Chelsea: Hi. Nice to see you both.

Adam: You too.

Sally: Are you guys here for lunch?

Billy: Yeah. That’s the plan.

Sally: Well, why don’t you join us?

Billy: Yeah. We can do that.

Victoria: Ah, this is nice.

Johnny: Can I say something?

Victoria: I don’t know. Can you?

Johnny: Ha ha. It’s just, Chelsea seemed kind of sad at Crimson Lights.

Victoria: Oh, well, you know, I think she’s just stressed out with everything that’s going on with Connor. Billy said not to worry. He said that she’s managing.

Johnny: Good. I just don’t want her to get too upset, you know?

Victoria: I do.

Johnny: And Connor’s been through a lot, finding out we were brothers, what happened to his mom, going to that special boarding school, and that was all before the OCD.

Katie: Do you think he’ll be okay, Mom?

Victoria: I know that Connor’s receiving some excellent treatment at that clinic in Baltimore.

Johnny: I just wish there was more I could do for him.

Victoria: Honey, you have his back and he knows that. That’s what counts, all right?

Katie: Maybe we can do something with Connor when he comes home, like all of us together.

Victoria: Oh, so you are willing to do things with us.

Johnny: Maybe there’s hope for you.

Claire: Hey, Harrison, look who it is.

Victoria: Hi.

Lily: I haven’t decided to let our plan go.

Devon: You haven’t decided to let it go yet. And you also haven’t told Billy the truth, which is why I’m concerned.

Lily: Jill was just so disappointed when she found out that we’re breaking up the company, and if she knows that I’m leaving, she’s gonna be devastated.

Devon: She’ll be sad for a minute, and then she’ll understand because you’re gonna be joining your family and she’s never gonna knock you for doing that.

Lily: Well, I’d also be leaving Billy hanging.

Devon: I– No, you’d be doing Billy a favor.

Lily: How is that?

Devon: Because you and I both know that he’s wanted to run this company for a long time now by himself and he gets to do it.

Lily: I don’t think he wants that. He proposed a very solid partnership.

Devon: Billy’s not gonna tell you that he secretly wants you out.

Lily: I think I could read Billy Abbott.

Devon: Yeah, I bet you can. But why do you trust him so much?

Lily: Because we have history and we make a good team and I don’t think he’s gonna wanna lose that.

Devon: But what do you get out of this whole situation? Because you know that he’s a loose cannon, and all you’re gonna be doing is keeping him in line.

Lily: I’ve done it before.

Devon: Is that fulfilling to you, though? Because, clearly, the guy is desperate for more power and maybe he’s convinced himself that he wants to work with you, or he knows that it’s gonna make his mom feel better to have you on board.

Lily: Oh, right, because he could never just value me as a partner.

Devon: That’s not what I’m saying at all. My point is that he should value you as a partner. He’d be stupid not to.

Lily: Well, he was smart enough to know what we were up to.

Devon: What do you mean?

Lily: He called me out. He told me that he knew I was playing him and that I was gonna back out.

Devon: And how’d you respond?

Lily: I denied it, of course. I told him that I needed time to think. I mean, I think he bought it.

Devon: Hm. Well, I mean, I guess the good thing is, is at this point, Billy can’t stop our plan. The only person who can do that is you.

Sally: Have you had any updates on Connor?

Chelsea: Uh, not yet. And believe me, I check my phone every two minutes.

Adam: Yeah, doctor said it could be a little while.

Billy: Well, hopefully, you get some good news soon.

Adam: Thank you. Us, too.

Chelsea: Yeah.

Sally: You ordering your usual?

Billy: Oh, yeah. Can’t go wrong with the empanadas.

Adam: I didn’t realize the two of you knew each other so well.

Billy: My love for the empanadas is no secret.

Sally: Hardly.

Billy: Actually, Sally and I ran into each other a few times while you were away.

Sally: Yeah, we’ve gotten coffee and touched base about Connor. Nothing for you to be jealous of. And I know from Adam what a roller coaster this has been. I’m really impressed with you two and how you’re handling it. It can’t be easy.

Chelsea: I– I actually don’t think I’m handling it well, to be honest. I break down a lot. There are moments I think I’m just gonna completely lose it.

Billy: Well, you may feel that way, but–

Adam: But you never do. You’ve stayed so strong throughout everything.

Billy: I agree.

Chelsea: You’ve done the same.

Billy: Both of you have been great, you know? You’ve been able to put your history aside and really be there for your son. That’s important.

Sally: Yeah, exactly. And that’s not always easy.

Adam: You do what you have to do when your kid is hurting.

Harrison: Claire, these are my cousins. That’s Katie and Johnny.

Claire: We’ve actually already met.

Victoria: Harrison, you– you know that Katie and Johnny are Claire’s brother and sister, right?

Harrison: Wow, you’re so lucky.

Johnny: Yeah, she seems pretty cool.

Victoria: Claire and Harrison have become really good pals.

Harrison: We’re studying worms. Do you want me to show you? We’re digging them up over there.

Johnny: Sure, why not?

Harrison: Great, come on. You can use my shovel.

Claire: Uh, I hope that’s all right. I don’t want to interrupt your family time.

Victoria: No, what are you talking about? You’re family, too. I just, I hope that we’re not, you know, getting in the way of work for you.

Claire: No, the more the merrier. Uh… Katie, do you want to come, too?

Katie: Worms? I’ll pass.

Claire: No problem. If you change your mind, we’ll be over by the big trees.

Victoria: It sounds like a good time. Worms and all.

Katie: If you like that kind of thing.

Lily: I just wish that you could understand this isn’t easy for me.

Devon: I do understand this isn’t easy for you. I just think you’re trying to please too many people. Especially Jill.

Lily: Well, she means a lot to me.

Devon: Yeah, she means a lot to me, too.

Lily: No, it’s more than that. I feel guilty.

Devon: What do you feel guilty about?

Lily: She took a huge chance on me. It was a risk for her to have me run Chancellor. I mean, she basically handed me her company.

Devon: Right, and you did a great job. You exceeded all of her expectations. And now she has her son running the show. And she has Chance here. And they’re going to carry on her legacy. That’s her family.

Lily: I know that. I just, I will always feel grateful that she had faith in me.

Devon: Well, yeah, of course you will. But you also know that Jill picked you because she knew you would do great things.

Lily: Yeah, and I did. She gave me the leeway to make my own decisions. And this company grew beyond anything I could have expected.

Devon: And that’s just a testament to what you’re capable of.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, she saw something in me that I didn’t. She saw me as a leader.

Devon: Lily, you can tell me. Are you hesitating because you don’t want to walk away from everything you created at Chancellor? You can’t let it go, can you?

Sally: Well, the trip to Baltimore must have taken a lot out of you both. You saw Connor, had a good day. Then you heard he was going into inpatient treatment.

Adam: It just, it was– it was so abrupt. I mean, one minute we’re hanging out with him and he’s happy and he’s positive and then, the next…

Billy: You get the news.

Adam: Yeah. It, uh, it was a gut punch.

Sally: Man, I would have been climbing the walls with nothing to do but wait.

Chelsea: It was excruciating, not being able to see Connor or speak with him.

Adam: And not know what was going to happen next.

Sally: Well, I hope you two were at least able to find ways to distract yourself from all the waiting and worrying.

Billy: Yeah, I think that’s the worst part about it, you know? Then, you start to spiral.

Sally: It’s an awful feeling, having no control over the situation and feeling like you can’t help but just fixate on all the what-ifs.

Adam: Well, last night, we got blind drunk. That helped.

Billy: I don’t blame you, you know? Of course, that’s probably why you’re tired today.

Chelsea: No, he’s exaggerating. We ate a couple drinks and we called it a night.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Chelsea: Um…

[ phone ringing ]

Chelsea: Oh, this is the clinic. It must be one of Connor’s doctors.

Adam: Ooh, answer it.

Chelsea: Hi, this is Chelsea.

Chelsea: Well, that’s great to hear. What a relief. Yes, yes, he’s here with me right now, actually. I will let him know. Thank you, Dr. Hammond.

Adam: What happened?

Chelsea: Connor was released from inpatient an hour ago. He’s back in his room.

Adam: Oh, my God, that is great. Thank God. Um, what else did she say? I mean, how’s his state of mind? Is he doing okay?

Chelsea: Um, she said he’s doing great. He had a breakthrough. He’s, uh, stopped himself from disassociating.

Adam: What? He did?

Chelsea: I know. Yeah, I’m getting so excited. I know I shouldn’t get too excited, but I can’t help it. I mean, this– this feels big. The doctors think he’s turning a corner.

Adam: That’s our boy.

Chelsea: I know.

Adam: That’s our boy.

Victoria: Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on. Where are you going? No, sit down. Come on. I know, I’m your boring mom.

Katie: You’re not that bad.

Victoria: Gee, thanks. Sit. Talk to me.

Katie: About?

Victoria: I don’t know. Tell me. How was your last day of school?

Katie: It was fine. Just packed up, said goodbye to everyone.

Victoria: How did your Spanish test go? Did you talk to your dance teacher about next fall?

Katie: I think I did muy bien on the test, and Miss Scott says I’m ready for intermediate ballet next year.

Victoria: Oh, that’s fantastic! I’m so proud of you. So, um, is there anything in particular that you want to do this summer? Any friends that you want to hang out with?

Katie: Some people from Walnut Grove wanted to hang out, and some friends from my old writing class.

Harrison: Do you think ducks eat worms?

Johnny: You could try to feed them one.

Harrison: Can I, Claire?

Katie: Gross.

Victoria: Maybe you and I could go to Chicago one weekend, and we could do some shopping and see a show.

Katie: Just you and me?

Victoria: Yeah, would you like that?

Claire: Let’s stick with the peas and oats for the ducks.

Johnny: No fun, Claire.

[ group laughing ]

Victoria: Uh, I would like that. I mean, I would like to spend as much time with you as I can while you’re home.

Victoria: I figured you’d be too busy with Claire, your first daughter.

Johnny: I’m going to make an ice cream run. You guys want anything?

Victoria: Uh, would you like anything, sweetheart?

Katie: Oh, for once in my life, I actually get a vote?

Victoria: Uh, you know what, just get us both chocolate. Thank you.

Johnny: Get you some, Mom. But not for the grump. What’s wrong with you?

Billy: I mean, again, it’s just such great news.

Chelsea: Mm-hmm.

Billy: I’m so happy for Connor.

Sally: And for you two. I mean, for all of us, really. It’s just a relief.

Chelsea: It really is. I’d like to call Connor. You think it’s too soon?

Adam: Well, why don’t we text him? Tell him we heard the news and we can video chat him. You know, whenever he’s up for it. No pressure.

Chelsea: Good idea. I like that.

[ phone ringing ]

Adam: Oh–

Chelsea: Oh, it’s Connor.

Adam: He wants to video chat. Should we do it at my place, since it’s closest?

Chelsea: Uh, do you mind if I head out?

Billy: No. Of course not.

Adam: I don’t want to dine and dash, but–

Sally: No, go, go, go. Talk to your son.

Adam: You’re the best.

Chelsea: I’ll text you.

Billy: Bye.

Chelsea: Bye. All right, yeah. It’s okay.

Billy: Bye.

Sally: Bye.

[ Sally sighing ]

Billy: Quite the day.

Sally: Yeah, really. Mmm. Really happy for them, though.

Billy: Yeah, of course. Me too.

Sally: Yeah. I have to admit, I was holding my breath when Chelsea got that call.

Billy: Mm. Me as well.

Sally: It’s kind of a glimpse into what they’ve been dealing with. You know, all the ups and downs. This whole ordeal has really bonded them, hasn’t it?

Billy: Yeah, it has.

Devon: Listen, I understand how you’re feeling.

Lily: You do?

Devon: I do, yes. Completely. Because before today, I mean, this all was just an idea that we were talking about. It wasn’t real. But then when we had the meeting, and we had the vote and we divided the companies up, you’re suddenly faced with everything you stand to lose.

Lily: Yeah, maybe you’re right, you know. It’s just really hard to leave this all behind.

Devon: Yeah, but you have to remember, you’re not leaving behind the same company that you started at. Billy is running the show now. And I promise you, he is not going to give you the same freedom that you had when you worked with Jill.

Lily: And you will?

Devon: Well, what’s that supposed to mean?

Lily: I mean, come on, Devon. It’s not a secret. We all know how much you love to be in charge.

Devon: You’re saying that I’m a– a control freak?

Lily: I mean, you said it.

Devon: Well, I think that’s a bit of an exaggeration.

Lily: Okay, well, then fine. Like, tell me how you think this is going to work. Do you really think that we’re going to be equal partners?

Devon: Yes, of course I do. I mean, I was equal partners with Neil. And you were right there with us. You saw it. We worked out just fine. And now this is our opportunity to build something together as a team.

Lily: I really want to believe that.

Devon: Then believe it. It’s just going to be you and me. There’s no one to answer to. It’s us.

Lily: I know, but we have had issues at work before. I mean, it hasn’t been easy.

Devon: Okay, and when we had those issues, we got past all of them. Right? You know what I come from, Lily. There is nothing that would make me happier than to run our family’s company, with my sister. And I know Neil would want the same thing for us. And regardless, that has to sound better than working for your power-hungry ex.

Lily: You know, sometimes I feel like you just don’t want me to be around Billy because you have issues with him.

Devon: Well, that’s ridiculous to think. You can take Billy completely out of this scenario. It’s not about Billy. Okay? It’s about you and me. Are you really ready to just give up on the idea of running our family’s company?

Lily: I didn’t say that.

Devon: Yeah, but the fact we’re even having this conversation means that you are considering doing that and joining Jill and Billy, right?

Lily: I mean, if I said yes, what would that mean for us?

Devon: I mean, is that something you would actually do? You’d stay at Chancellor and not come to Winters with me?

Lily:: I asked what that would mean for us.

Devon: Yeah, I don’t know what that would mean. Because I already kind of suspected you felt this way, so–

Lily: I mean, look, you don’t even need me. You and Dad started Hamilton Winters, and I came on board later.

Devon: Right, I understand that. That’s not the point. The point is that I agreed to pull the trigger to separate these companies, because you made me believe that you were going to come and work with me.

Lily: I know. I know. I know.

Devon: And now you’re telling me that that might not happen. So, it’s disappointing.

Lily: I know. At– I don’t mean to let you or Dad down. Okay? That is not my intention.

Devon: I know. I’m sure it’s not your intention, but the end result is the same.

Lily: Look, Devon, I have to do what’s right for me. Okay? And I honestly don’t know if you and I would work well together.

Devon: Okay. All right. Do I count you out, then?

Lily: No, I didn’t say that. Just– I just — I, I just need some time. Okay? Please.

Devon: Okay. I hope you make the right decision.

Lily: So do I.

Nate: So, what happened? Where do things stand with Lily?

Devon: I wish I knew.

Adam: So, how about that lunch?

Chelsea: Oh, my God. So awkward.

Adam: Right?

Chelsea: I’ve never been more uncomfortable in my whole life. I can’t believe you told them we got drunk in Baltimore. Why would you do that?

Adam: Because it’s true.

Chelsea: Well, yeah, and it’s what led to us making a huge mistake, Adam.

Adam: Chelsea, I figured the more honest that we can be, the better. We can just talk about the surrounding circumstances and avoid this specific issue.

Chelsea: I’m not sure I can do this. The lying and the guilt, it’s eating at me.

Adam: What good would it do to tell them the truth? It’s only going to hurt them to know. Okay? It was a one-time thing. We were– we were desperate, and we were confused.

Chelsea: Overwhelmed.

Adam: It was about solace, and comfort. But we have to put it behind us and move forward. Connor needs us, and he needs our attention. We got some really good news today. Let’s focus on that.

Chelsea: You’re right. I know you’re right.

Adam: Are you ready?

Chelsea: Yes.

[ video ringing ]

Adam: Hey, buddy.

Chelsea: Aw, it’s so good to see you.

Connor: You guys, too.

Chelsea: How are you?

Adam: We heard you had to go into inpatient treatment. If you want to talk about it, we’re– we’re happy to listen.

Chelsea: But only if you feel comfortable.

Connor: I’m good. I guess they told you what happened. The nurse caught me with a pen, trying to hurt myself.

Chelsea: Yes, Dr. Hammond told us.

Connor: Inpatient was scary. I was alone, and I couldn’t leave my room the first day. They checked on me every half hour.

Chelsea: Sounds intense.

Connor: The OCD was really bad. I couldn’t control it. Couldn’t stop it. It was like it was mad, and wanted to hurt me, or make me hurt myself.

Adam: That does sound scary.

Connor: But then I realized, I wanted to fight back. It was all up to me, and I knew I could do it. I don’t know how exactly, but all of a sudden I forced myself not to zone out, to stop the hitting.

Chelsea: Dr. Hammond said you had a breakthrough of some kind.

Connor: I took control. I pushed the OCD voice away, the one that told me I didn’t deserve to be happy. I called the nurse for help.

Adam: Good for you.

Connor: The next day, the voice got weaker and weaker. Same with the urge to hurt myself. It was like everything I’ve learned finally snapped into place.

Chelsea: Oh, Connor, that’s wonderful.

Connor: There is something else. It might scare you, but I think it’s important for you to hear.

Sally: Well, I’m glad that Adam and Chelsea were able to work past their differences for Connor’s sake. I would hate to think what it would be like otherwise.

Billy: Me too.

Sally: Hi, Lily.

Lily: Hi.

Billy: Hi.

Lily: Hi.

Sally: Well, I’m guessing you two have work to discuss, and I have work to do. So, I will see you around.

Billy: See you.

Sally: You as well.

Lily: Good night. I’ll see you.

Sally: Bye, you too.

Billy: Is– is Sally right? Do we have work to discuss?

Lily: Uh, have you spoken to Jill? Is she feeling better after the meeting?

Billy: I haven’t been able to catch up with her yet. She’s in another round of treatment, so she’s focusing on that.

Lily: Yeah, as she should.

Billy: Look, she’s going to be fine with the separation, Lily. She’s going to come around.

Lily: Does Jill ever come around?

Billy: Well, she will, once she finds out what we have intended for the company. However we got here, whatever plans or deals were made, it doesn’t change my faith in what we can do together. But the truth is, you have been hesitant, so it’s hard to know what you think.

Lily: Well, you’re not the only one who feels that way.

Billy: Well, I won’t have to doubt you anymore, if you just tell me that you’re in.

Victoria: Okay, you guys just take a breath. Okay?

Harrison: Katie! These are for you.

Katie: Oh, did you put him up to this?

Claire: Honestly, I thought he picked them for Summer.

Harrison: My mom can have some too, but you look sad. I thought they’d cheer you up.

Katie: Thank you.

Harrison: I was sad for a while, but Claire helped me feel better. She’s fun. Maybe we can all have fun together.

Katie: You know what, Harrison? I’d like to go with you for ice cream after all. What flavor do you like?

Harrison: Chocolate, duh.

Katie: Okay then, chocolate it is. Can you hold these?

Johnny: You’re such a sucker, falling for some flowers.

Victoria: Well, that was, um…

Katie: Come on.

Adam: Well, whatever it is that you want to tell us, we’re ready to hear it.

Connor: Before I went into inpatient, sometimes I would just let the OCD take over, give in to the obsessions, to hurting myself. It just felt too hard to keep fighting.

Chelsea: I’m sorry. That sounds hard.

Connor: It was easier to give the OCD all the power, because then I got a break. But then I realized when I fight the OCD, I’m fighting for myself. The way you both have always fought for me.

Chelsea: Mmm.

Adam: And we always will, Peanut.

Chelsea: We love you so much.

Connor: Now that I’ve faced it, I don’t feel like I want to hurt myself anymore. Give in to the OCD. That’s over.

Chelsea: Well, Dr. Hammond said all the doctors are very pleased with your progress.

Connor: They think I’ve turned a corner. And for the first time, it feels like it might actually get better.

Chelsea: Oh. You are so brave, Connor.

Adam: And we’re so proud of you.

Nate: What did she say? Is she going with our plan?

[ Devon sighing ]

Devon: She hasn’t decided yet. But she’s definitely wavering.

Nate: Did you try to convince her otherwise?

Devon: I really did. I gave it my best pitch. But, uh, she won’t commit.

Nate: Seriously?

Devon: Yeah. I mean, if she wants to stay at Chancellor, that’s going to be something that we have to respect.

Nate: There’s got to be a way we can fix this.

Devon: Mm.

Nate: What’s our next move?

Devon: Hell, I think at this point, the only thing we can do is prepare for the possibility that the new Winters company will not have Lily Winters.

Billy: You’re doing it again. You’re hesitating.

[ Lily sighing ]

Lily: Billy, I just… I…I don’t know.

Billy: Lily, I just need to know. Are you in or are you out?

Lily: I’m in. I’m in. I’m– I’m ready to move forward.

Billy: You sure?

Lily: Yes. Yes. We’ll make an announcement. We’ll– we’ll plan a launch. And it’ll be Lily Winters and Billy Abbott. Force to be reckoned with.

Billy: Damn straight. Great. Let’s get this thing rolling. Trust me. You’re not going to regret this.

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[ Footsteps approach ] Felicia. What brings you by? I am going to guess I am the last person that you want to see today. Or maybe the second to last. Uh, yeah. No. I-I didn’t expect to see you. But, you know, thinking about it, that’s pretty foolish, considering you now know that I’ve been lying to your entire family for the last few months. So, uh, go ahead. Let me have it. Yeah, well, I have plenty to say. And I want you to promise me that you’ll hear me out. Absolutely. I totally deserve what’s coming. Obviously, you’re conflicted about your relationship with Mac. Don’t give up on him. I always say the best way out is through. So, please, don’t even think about leaving. -Hi! -Hi! It’s so nice to have you home and available to stop by like this. It’s unusually quiet around here. Where are the kids? Oh. Um, I asked Spinelli to take them to the pool so they could blow off some steam and we could talk without any interruptions. If this is about Cody — No one ever said you weren’t perceptive. Of course, this is about Cody. Mac, you always forgave me when I messed up. Now you have to forgive Cody.

[ Knock on door ] Jordan, am I interrupting at all? No, no, I was just responding to some e-mails. Come on in. Okay. I know that you’re very busy, so I will get straight to the point. I’m thinking about gathering some signatures so that I can put a measure on the fall ballot. What kind of measure? I want a recall vote to remove Laura Collins from office. And if it passes, Port Charles will have a new mayor — you. Thank you so much for coming. I know how busy you are. I-I just really needed to talk to you. Oh! Before I forget, uh, this is for you. It’s a photo of our beautiful grandson… Ohh! …taken just a few days ago.

[ Chuckles ] Will you look at this little guy! He is just getting more and more adorable every time I see him. Is this for me? Can I keep it? Yes, of course. That’s why I brought it. I-I know how much you treasure the photos, and I’ll try to bring one to you every time we visit. Um, speaking of visit… I had an unexpected one — from Curtis Ashford. Curtis? That surprises me. Yeah, he told me that you were looking into my case and maybe even thinking of challenging my sentence. Oh, for —

[ Chuckles ] All I’ve done is request your transcripts. That’s it. But… There’s a possibility that a lawyer might find grounds to petition the court to reopen your case, but that is still a long way off. Yeah, but, see, that’s what I wanted to talk to you about, Laura. I really appreciate you caring about me. But don’t do it. I need to stay locked up. Kristina, hi. Come on in. I’m sure it’s obvious why I asked you and Blaze to meet me here. Look. Natalia’s words are all over the Net. I think that it is time that we explore some strategies about how to deal with the fallout. Is there a strategy for un-canceling someone? I think that we can mitigate some of the negative publicity, but, first, has Blaze spoken to her mother? Not that I know of, no. But I have. …And? I told Natalia exactly what I think of her bigotry and her hateful words towards her daughter — for all the good it did. I know that this is a sensitive situation, but do you think that Blaze would be willing to make a public statement denouncing her mother’s words? Look. What Natalia did is wrong, but she’s still her mother. Yeah. I get that.

[ Groans ] I cannot imagine being in Blaze’s position right now. There is no question about it — what Natalia did did a lot of damage. But Ava is the one who’s responsible for releasing that recording, so Ava is the one who should have to pay. Keep talking, Sonny. Howl at the moon for all I care. Then go home and listen to yourself. Then you can judge how suitable you sound as a parent. I am not going anywhere. Is there a problem here? Mind your own business. Yes. As a matter of fact, there is a problem here. I’m having some difficulty getting this man to leave. He threatened me. And if you don’t believe me, you can confiscate Sonny’s phone and you can listen to the whole conversation.

Is this true? Sonny… Did you threaten Ava on tape?

[ Beep ] Why would I record Ava when she has nothing to say? So, what are you doing here, Jagger? The FBI wants you to go door to door looking for handouts? I’m staying here.

[ Sonny chuckling ] I heard raised voices as I walked by. Surprise, surprise — it’s Sonny fighting with someone, who, if I’m not mistaken, he was living with just a week ago. A mother to another one of your children. I care about my kids. I fight to keep them safe. What about you, John? Where’s your son? To be continued.

How could you not be angry with me? Well, I like to hear all sides of an issue before I make up my mind about something. But this is your chance to tell your side of things. But, please, just be honest. You’ve wasted enough of everyone’s time already by lying. Well, what’s the point? Mac made it very clear there’s no place in his life for me. Well, Mac is very hurt, and he’s lashing out, and, you know, well, that doesn’t really surprise me. I wouldn’t take what he says at face value.

[ Sighs ] As wonderful a father as Mac is to my children, he never had a biological child of his own, and I think he came to accept the fact that, you know — that was just something that life was going to deny him. But then when he thought that you might be his son, can you imagine how delighted he was? I know he didn’t want to get too invested in it, but I knew he was thinking about it a lot. And then when you told him that the DNA test results were not a match, it was a crushing disappointment.

Now that he knows that you lied to him, what is he supposed to think? He certainly doesn’t feel wanted. And who can blame him? Mac thinks the only reason you came forward is that you have an agenda.

[ Scoffs ] What? Like hustling him for a kidney? Are you? No. Well, then maybe you just don’t want to accept a blood connection to Mac? It was never that. Kristina: I am so sick of Ava and her petty B.S. She released that recording as a way of hurting Natalia because she was upset that my dad invited her to your wedding. Seems like a bit of an overreaction, huh? A-And just to be clear, there are no circumstances, not a single one, where Ava ever would have been welcome at that wedding. She murdered Connie Falconeri, and every one of the Falconeris knows it, plus all of the Cerullos know it, too. I know! But do you think Ava cares? She likes to pretend that it never even happened, and she assumes everyone else will, too. Unbelievable. Please. It’s Ava we’re talking about. She plunked herself down in my father’s apartment and in his life, and when he wised up and kicked her out, she retaliated. She had dirt on Natalia, and now she used it. And Allie is the collateral damage. She is suffering. She’s devastated that the label dropped her. No. It’s their loss. Okay? They are idiots for giving up on Blaze, especially after all the money that she’s made for them. Well, is there anything we can do to turn it around, to — I mean, is that even possible? Hi, everyone. Hey. Sorry I’m late. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Perfect timing. I was just telling Kristina, um, that I am trying to set up an interview to give you an opportunity to respond to everything that’s happened — not just Natalia’s words, but, you know, the public’s reaction. Online cancellation. I think it’s a great idea. I’ll do it. Okay. That’s not the whole idea. It would actually be a joint interview. Kristina, you’d need to be there, too. t have to play detective here to know why you’re considering this. Laura is trying to get Heather’s convictions overturned. Have you logged on to any of the community message boards recently? The people are outraged that a convicted murderer might be set free, that she might be roaming the streets. And are they wrong? You may disagree with Laura’s position on this, but you have to acknowledge that she is the epitome of fairness. And, besides, she’s just asking questions at this point. I don’t think she has any specific goal or outcome in mind. Yeah, but, see, that’s precisely my point. Laura isn’t thinking. She isn’t thinking about consequences. She’s not thinking about the lives that are gonna be put at risk if Heather goes free! Well, we now know that Heather’s judgment was impaired at the time she committed those murders. So can she be fully held responsible if she didn’t know what she was doing? That’s such an interesting response. That sounds like something that a politician would say. Not someone that used to be the Police Commissioner. Thank you for stepping in when you did. I appreciate the assistance. Right place at the right time. I’m still getting used to this particular place. I’ve only been here a couple of nights. But, of course, you already know that, seeing as you’re having me followed. Right? Well, let’s just say that… when I’m following somebody, a tail, and it reaches the point where they’re not giving me anything relevant or useful, I tend to suspend it. Do you think Sonny’s gonna come back? Do you want me to call security? I haven’t seen this side of you, Agent Cates. You’re almost sounding… chivalrous. I think I know how to discourage Sonny from returning. Stay for a bit. Have a drink with me. I started asking myself some very tough questions, starting with, um, who would want a son like me? “No one” was the obvious answer. Hmm. No, no, no, no, no. You couldn’t be further from the truth. The very first thing I noticed about you is how alike you and Mac are. You both have this sense of decency. Such kind and patient people. And like Mac, you’re both very good with kids. They love you. I think the two of you are both teachers at heart. I’ve spent most of my life trying to make a buck.

[ Chuckles ] Not working on decency. Played it pretty fast and loose with the truth. Oh, well, you’re not alone. Mac can play that kind of game, too, when he really wants to.

[ Chuckles ] No. No, I don’t believe it. Oh? That’s because you haven’t known him very long. When he was your age, he used to get in all kinds of trouble. Maybe I do take after him. It’s not complicated. Cody hid the fact that he was my son! It doesn’t sound like someone begging for a relationship! Okay, look, I am not saying that Cody is a saint who never screws up, but he certainly doesn’t screw up as consistently or as frequently as I did. It’s not the same thing, Maxie. But every time I messed up, you never decided that what I did was irredeemable. You always gave me your loyal support. Why are you taking such a hard line with Cody? Just got served. Ava’s suing me for sole custody of Avery. She’s coming at it. First me, then our daughter, now you. Well, you’d think she would be smart enough not to come after me. So I’m gonna — I’m gonna countersue. Because I don’t want her seeing Avery again. Don’t you think that’s a slight overreach? Well, I-I had sole custody of Avery before. I can do it again. She’s gonna come after you with everything she’s got. All I need to know… Will you support me? Heather? That you want to stay in prison? Do I want to? Of course not! T-This place is like some kind of hell. I hate that I will never get to see my grandchild again. I hardly ever get to see the light of day. Most of the inmates are people I can never talk to. I mean, they’re here because they’ve done something horrendous — like me. But at least I know that what goes on inside here is real. Okay. What do you mean, Heather? Laura… I can’t remember why I killed those people. I know that I did it. I remember doing it. I remember all of it. I even remember thinking that it was somehow justified. But it wasn’t! Heather, you were suffering from cobalt poisoning. Right. From a bad hip replacement, which has now been removed, and I’m feeling better and, theoretically, I’m thinking more clearly. Yeah. But I can’t sit here and tell you that if I was let out tomorrow that I know I wouldn’t hurt anyone or do all those crimes again. Because I don’t know! And I don’t want it to be put to the test. Okay? Kristina isn’t a public figure, and it wasn’t her mom who was put on blast. It also wasn’t her idea to keep our relationship a secret from the fans. I feel guilty enough without dragging her into the spotlight. Oh, I just want to clarify that there’s no blame here, guys. We are not on an apology tour. Your personal life is nobody else’s business. And the people who are attacking you for not being fully out, they can think whatever they want to think, okay? This interview is to engage people who haven’t fully made up their minds yet, mostly Blaze’s fans who just want to know what’s really going on with you. We want to show the world who you really are — sweet and loving and completely at ease with one another. I have a few contacts, okay? I feel really confident that I can find the right interviewer. Let’s do it. Really? Are you sure you’re okay with being in the limelight? Telling the truth is a lot easier than hiding it.

We’re in.

I loathe Ava with the heat of a thousand suns for what she did to our daughter, to Blaze, and to me. But as a mother, I am uncomfortable keeping a mother away from her child completely. Now, is visitation out of the question? Ava takes every chance she can to poison my daughter against me. I am not letting her do that anymore. You know that I can’t agree to help you unless you act within the confines of the law. Are you willing to take the stand… …and say that I’ve been a good father to Kristina? You don’t have to say anything about Ava. Diane will figure that out. If you’re asking me to testify that you love your daughter, I can do that. But if they ask me if I approve of what you do for a living, I’m gonna have to tell the truth. You made a mistake, and you’ve made the same mistake more than once. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of everything. Unless you can stand right here, right now, and tell me that you don’t want any part of the Scorpio-Jones family. I can’t say that. We’ll be in touch. Thank you. Hey! You have to taste these. Ohh. Mhm. Mmm! Oh, my God. They are so sweet. I’m surprised they’re ripe already. Yeah, they came early this season. I think it’s ’cause we had such a warm spring. Violet and I were out picking blackberries all morning together. And where’s Violet now? She went down to the gatehouse. She wanted to impress Wiley and Amelia with her fruit-picking skills. I’m just so glad that all the kids are getting along so well. Yeah. I think it definitely takes some of the strain off her. She obviously misses her dad, but having all these kids here, having so much to do, keeps her engaged. I mean, she was really quiet initially, and now she seems really happy. Was she sleeping when you checked on her last night? Oh. I’m sorry. Did I wake you? Not enough to keep me up, but I did feel that you were up a couple times, and I just figured you went to check on her. How’d you know? Cause that’s the kind of guy you are. I’ve been alone for so long. I, um… I don’t really know how… it’d feel like to suddenly become a part of a family. Especially one that I already know. But I’d like to find out. You know, getting to know Maxie and her kids, it’s kind of felt like I’ve been… I’ve been watching life through a window, you know, observing, not — not participating in something I wish I had. Well, you’re not so far removed from the family. Whenever Maxie needs help, you’re there. And you love kids, particularly James, who loves you already.

[ Chuckles ] He even told me how he asked you to be his big brother… and how you accepted… and how you spit on your hands and you shook on it. Yeah, yeah. About that — That was — But that’s a sacred bond. There’s no way you can go back on that. I have here… an adorable picture of you and James at the Fourth of July party eating hot dogs. Yeah, I-I couldn’t believe it when James asked me to be his big bro. But that was before I told Mac that I was his son. Mac’s furious with me now. He told me to stay away from James. He’ll — He’ll never trust me again. Well, you know, Mac will be fine. Just give him a little bit of time. He’ll find his way to forgiveness. That’s exactly what Maxie said. Right. Maxie and I both know Mac inside and out. And although it will never happen overnight, he always forgives the people that he loves. Well, Mac doesn’t love me. Mac doesn’t know you. But I truly believe with all my heart that if you’re willing to give Mac time, to give your father time, that you’ll both get what you really want. Maybe if things had been different, Cody and I might have had a chance at being father and son. Maxie: This is that chance. Why aren’t you taking it? I-It’s not too late, Mac. I don’t understand what’s stopping you. I wanted to love and accept Cody, but he didn’t want that love and acceptance from me. I wanted to make up for lost time, but he denied being my son! He made a mistake. Just like I made mistakes. Cody has changed. Has he?

[ Sighs ] Look. I think that Cody wants to be your son. Why now? Why now? What does he really want? There must be some ulterior motive. Because if there wasn’t, Cody’s already proven he wants nothing to do with me! Where’s Avery? My daughter is still at Sonny’s. I’m not happy about it. He’s doing everything in his power to turn Avery against me. And now he’s trying to take her away from me. Which is — It’s cruel. To me and to her. She’s a little girl. She needs her mother. It seemed like you and Sonny were getting along pretty well there for a while. What’s caused this rift between you? You know, I don’t have any idea. It’s just — It’s been very difficult dealing with Sonny lately. He’s become so volatile. I mean, haven’t you noticed? You saw how he was behaving just now. It’s been like walking on eggshells with him. And I will do everything I can to keep Avery safe and to get her away from Sonny.

How do you plan on doing that? I’ll have to prove in court that he’s an unfit parent… which, of course, you know firsthand. Look at the terrible way he treated your late wife, Karen, when she was so young. Surely you’d agree he has no business having sole custody of a child. Especially not a little girl like Avery. No question. As someone who’s known Sonny for decades… would you be willing to make a statement to that effect to my attorney, Scott Baldwin? Laura has done everything in her power to undo all the hard work you’ve done, all the hard work that the PCPD has done to get Heather off the streets! Well, I’m sorry, but I don’t see it that way. I was proud to play a role in getting Heather Webber off the streets and into prison, but as a cop, I realize that evidence is evidence, even if it comes at an inconvenient time. Okay. Wait, wait. So are you telling me that you support Laura’s actions? I advised Laura against pursuing this because I know Heather is a lightning rod. She invites scrutiny, and questioning her sentence could hurt Laura’s political career. And unlike most politicians, Laura’s main concern is and has always been fairness.

[ Portia scoffs ] Was it fair for Heather to target Trina because Spencer fell in love with her and didn’t fall in love with Esme? Was it fair to the five people that she murdered?! Was it fair to their families?! Heather had a medical condition that compromised her judgment, and in light of that, it may be fair to reconsider her sentence. Because the law isn’t just for people we like or approve of, any more than medicine is. so much fun picking berries with Violet. I wish I could have joined you guys. Well, you have a lot going on with Blaze. It must be challenging knowing everything you advise her to do is being scrutinized. Yeah, it’s a lot to navigate. Do you have any strategies to help restore her image? Of course, I do! I’m her manager. I’m actually in the process of setting up an interview with a major outlet. It took some convincing, but I think Blaze and Kristina are both on board. So just hope it works. Yeah. You know, speaking of work… my bereavement leave ends tomorrow. I’m wondering what that will mean for Violet. Well, childcare isn’t a problem. We got Melanie and Sasha. And there’s always Cody. And he’s really great with kids. Yes, they are all great, but they’re not Violet’s aunt and uncle. It’s important that we are physically present for her. I totally agree. We have to make Violet our priority, make sure she feels secure, like she really belongs here with us. And it’s really great that I can do most of my work from home. And I can pitch in, too. Oh! I see. What are you gonna do? Detecting from the boathouse? Are you gonna interrogate your suspects on video conference calls? What I am gonna do is talk to Anna — and Mac, now that he’s back as Chief of Detectives — and see about working three days a week. I can do whatever it takes to make sure that Violet is in a loving home with family here. Hi. I think I left my phone here. Have you seen it? No. I’m sorry, Mom. I haven’t. When was the last time you had it? Well, I’m not sure. Maxie, please call it. Maybe we can hear it. Maxie: Okay.

[ Line ringing ]

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Maxie. It’s Cody. Maxie? Uh, do you guys hear anything? No, nothing. Maybe it’s really lost! Well, no. You know, we’re not giving up. Uh, maybe you left in the kids’ room. I’ll go check.

Dad. Hi. I’m glad you’re here. I need to speak to both of you. Did something else happen? No, not yet, but it’s going to. Should we be worried? I hope not. Ever since the recording went viral, I have been talking with Allie and we’ve been debating how or even if we should respond. We have together mutually decided that we are not going to address Natalia’s comments directly. So that’s it? Well, instead we are gonna just — We’re gonna show the world who we are. We’re people who are very much in love. And, you know, there’s something wrong with the world if it can’t accept love in whatever form. So, if you don’t address Natalia’s comments, you’re just hoping the scandal dies down and the cancel mob moves on to somebody else? Well, we are gonna — We’re gonna approach this head-on. And Brook Lynn is setting up an interview for myself and Allie to just present ourselves as we are, you know, two people who are very much in love. It’s a good strategy. You guys, you know, got nothing to hide. Nothing. I think it’s great, as long as it’s handled right. You’re really brave. And if you can’t control what happens to you, at least you can not let it diminish you. It’s really thanks to both of you because you’ve always taught me to know who I am and to stand up for myself and what I believe in. So thank you both for that.

Laura… my blood runs cold whenever I think of Heather Webber, the killer! But, Heather, do you think you would ever want to kill again?

[ Sighs ] No! Yeah. But what if that all changes? What if I find myself in a situation and suddenly those feelings all come back again and consume me like they did? And before I know it, I’m doing terrible things again. I can’t risk that, Laura. So, please… whatever you’re thinking of doing, don’t. I’m in here for a reason. This is where I belong. But, Heather… what if those feelings were triggered by a medical condition, one that you have no control over? Heather, listen to me. I’m trying to help you. I know. I know. But if you really want to help me, take care of our little grandson. Come and visit me every once in a while. Bring me pictures when you do. But just… let me pay for my crimes in peace. Well, as much peace as one can get in a joint like this. Okay? Okay. If that is what you want. e procedure that removed and replaced the hip that was streaming toxins into Heather’s bloodstream. You mean doing my job. Yes. I agreed that Heather should receive appropriate medical care. Absolution? No. If the courts find that her sentence was inappropriate, they can alter it. Heather has rights just like anybody else. Yeah, well, you know what? I have rights, too. And I have rights to question the legitimacy of our mayor. At this stage, it’s just an inquiry. Laura is just asking questions. So give it a little more time, and we’ll see where they lead. If you think that I’m just gonna sit around and wait for Heather to be released… Oh, no. You got another thing comin’. You know what I wonder? If Heather targeted your son and if Heather murdered him… how you would feel about this conversation then.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Door slams ] Lucky for me, I have parents who are just a little bit experienced with dealing with press, so I’d really appreciate any advice or guidance you have to give me. Of course. You have raised an outspoken daughter, and we all know I have a tendency to step in it and say the wrong thing at the wrong time, but I really — I can’t afford to make any mistakes. That’s a good plan. In the heat of the moment, let’s just say you don’t hold back. Yeah. But I really — I mean, Allie’s not worried about this, but I am. I-I can’t get anything wrong. I have to get this right. You know, her whole career is at stake. You know what? You’re gonna be great, honey. Come here. Thanks, Dad. Uh, also, I wanted to ask you. I don’t know how you’re gonna feel seeing my name on the screen. “Kristina Corinthos-Davis.” I don’t want it to bring you any sort of negative attention or — I don’t know — any bad exposure that I’m doing an interview on national TV. Don’t even give it a second thought. You know how I’m gonna feel? I’m gonna feel even more proud of you than I already am. Okay. Okay.

[ Chuckles ] How about we play some croquet with Violet? We can even ask Wiley and Leo if they want to join us, too. Well, I’d love to, but don’t you have to stay here and work? Oh, I’m just waiting for some people to call me back. Just be warned. I am a fearsome croquet player. Oh. Bring it on. And for the record, you have been absolutely amazing with Violet. Well, it’s not difficult. Violet is a wonderful kid, and I absolutely love having her here with us. You know… I’m a very lucky girl. Most brides don’t get a preview of what their husbands gonna be like as a father, but I watched you take care of Bailey Lou, seen how sweet you are with Violet. Just makes me more certain that I picked the right guy. You know, maybe we should schedule a little time for, after croquet, to, uh… you know, argue about who picked who.

[ Chuckles ] Of course, I know Scott Baldwin. I know him very well. He’s Karen’s dad. And apart from being a really accomplished attorney, Scott’s a great guy. He has spoken highly of you, too, as a matter of fact. Just to be clear… I’m in Port Charles in a professional capacity, and although I have some…history here, it’s not in my brief to get involved in custody battles. I understand that. But I’m not asking you as an FBI agent. I’m asking you as John… as a father. I fear for Avery. Because, as you and I both know, if Sonny remains in her life, she’s the one who will ultimately be hurt. I just want to keep her safe. I’m sure you can relate. You have a son. Wouldn’t you want to protect him from Sonny? I can’t promise anything. But I will think about it. I hope you will. Because I need all the help I can get keeping him away from us. I don’t think you’re gonna have to worry about it for too much longer. Sonny’s gonna be far away from Avery soon enough — behind bars, where he belongs — if I have anything to say about it. Okay. How’d it go with Cody? He definitely wants another chance with Mac. How about Mac? Not much. Stubborn as a mule. Okay. Have we considered — Felicia, you know, there are two kind of people in this world — people who, uh, lose things that are not really lost… and people who lose things that are gone forever. You know, I always thought that you were in the first group. But after all these years being together, I’m starting to think you’re in the second.

[ Knock on door ] Oh. Um… -Oh! -Hey, uh, Felicia left this at the… Quartermaines’.

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B&B Transcript Thursday, July 11, 2024

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Brooke: You were wanting to go back to Thomas to run away from your feelings for Finn. And you’re terrified of becoming just like your mother. You didn’t want to make the same mistakes. Come on, Hope. Tell me that you see that.

Eric: Thomas. Hey.

Thomas: Hey.

Ridge: There you are. I’ve been looking for you.

Eric: What are you doing?

Ridge: I was looking for you.

Eric: I’m here. I live here. Yeah? And how about you? I mean, are you excited? I mean, the big day’ll be here any minute now.

Thomas: Big day? What big day?

Eric: The day you exchange vows with your beautiful fiancée in front of a throng of well-wishers.

Ridge: A what? A throng?

Eric: A throng.

Ridge: How many people in a throng?

Eric: I’m not exactly sure.

Ridge: Okay.

Eric: All right. A small group of friends and well-wishers watching you marry the beautiful Paris Buckingham.

Thomas: Hmm.

Eric: You excited?

Thomas: Don’t I look excited?


Eric: It actually does show. I’ve never seen you happier.

Thomas: Well, that’s thanks to Paris.

Eric: I can’t wait to welcome Paris into this family. I can’t wait.

Ridge: Hear, hear.

Eric: And whatever the two of you decide, whenever you decide to do it, I’m just happy you’re gonna do it here in this room. In this house.

Luna: God, this is so great, hanging like this, my mom and my dad.

Bill: You wouldn’t rather be hanging with R.J.?

Poppy: Well, next time, we can invite him to join us.

Luna: Yes. I’d like that. And R.J. would, too, I’m sure.

Bill: Really? I’m not R.J.’s favorite person.

Luna: No. He knows how much this means to me, finally finding my father after all these years. He’s been totally supportive.

Bill: Good. I’m glad.

Luna: And he loves that I’m happy, and what makes me happy is this. My dad and my mom. My family. Nothing’s ever gonna come between us ever again.

[Bill chuckles]

[electricity buzzing]

[light switch clicking]

Deacon: Hollis, I need another case of cabernet out here, pronto!

Thomas: You know, Paris and I were thinking when we finally do the ceremony, we might wanna do it out by the pool. We could have everybody in their swimwear, including the bride and groom. What do you think?

Eric: I think that’s an interesting idea.

Thomas: Yeah. It’s very interesting. It’s different, and I think that Douglas would really love it.

Eric: You know, I have– I have some shorts I like that I wouldn’t mind wearing. And I even have some little black ones like your father used to wear in the ’80s.

Ridge: Oh.

Eric: And Donna has dozens of suits to pick from. I could probably wear one of hers, though it might pull focus.

Thomas: Granddad, you’re right. That would definitely pull focus. I’m sorry. I don’t know why I tried to put one over on him.

Ridge: You should know by now that he’s always gonna be one step ahead of you.

Thomas: Yeah.

Eric: Whatever the two of you decide and whenever you decide, it’s gonna be a very special day.

Ridge: I agree. It’s gonna be amazing. Everyone’s behind you.

Thomas: Well, everyone except for Hope. She’s still really upset about this whole engagement thing.

Brooke: I know you never wanted to be like me.

Hope: You’re my mother. I look up to you, and I have always admired your strength and your accomplishments. It’s just…

Brooke: It’s just I haven’t been a very good role model in my personal life. And I know that. I do. Especially when I was younger, I was… very selfish. I would do whatever I wanted, and I didn’t care. I hurt a lot of people– my friends, my family, my children. You were right there, honey. You were right there in the middle of it. And I know you experienced a lot of that fallout. And I’m… so, so sorry. I mean, that’s why you’re the person you are today, why you’re so cautious with everything, and… you are, um– you’re careful, you know? You don’t wanna make the same mistakes that I made, and I understand that. But the reason why I’m saying these things is because I need you to see what’s driving your desire to be with Thomas. You need to see that, honey. Just… let him go. Please, just support his engagement to Paris.

Poppy: Okay.

[Luna laughs] Well, this, um– this is definitely a first for me.

Luna:, Oh, come on, Mom, we used to have caviar every single day when I was growing up.

Bill: Yeah, doesn’t everyone?

[Poppy laughs]

Poppy: Okay. You two are making fun of me.

Bill: No, we’re not making fun of you. We’re enjoying watching you experience something new.

Poppy: Mm-hmm.

Luna: And did you know that Italian caviar is considered one of the best, if not the best in the world?

Poppy: Oh, is that so? And, um–And who told you that?

Luna: Dad, of course. He’s been giving me a crash course on the finer things in life.

Bill: Well, what can I say? I wanna expose both of you to everything that the world has to offer.

[Hollis sighs]

Deacon: Hey, what are you doing? You’re crushing the grapes yourself back here? What’s taking so long with the vino?

Hollis: I’m sorry, boss. I’m coming right now.

Deacon: Come on, come on.

Thomas: Yeah, so, my relationship with Paris really threw Hope big time. I mean, when I came back to town, she thought that I was coming to restart our relationship.

Eric: But you had already moved on with Paris, so…

Thomas: Yeah. And I know that that hurt Hope. And I’m sorry it did.

Ridge: I am, too, but you need to find a woman that was devoted to you.

Thomas: I’m glad you understand.

Eric: Hope will, too, I’m sure, one day.

Thomas: Yeah, I just… I hope that my happiness doesn’t come at her expense.

Ridge: You make that sound that this is–it’s your fault. It’s not.

Thomas: I know it’s not my fault. But, look, I’ve moved on with my life. I’ve found happiness, and it seems like Hope is kind of lost, and that makes me sad.

Ridge: She’s a strong woman. She will find her way. She will move forward.

Thomas: Yeah. Well, speaking of moving forward, I hope you understand I’m heading back overseas with Paris and Douglas.

Ridge: No, we understand. We just don’t like it. But you gotta do what’s best for your son and what’s best for you. That’s what I want.

Thomas: Thanks, Dad.

Eric: Me, too. Me, too, Thomas. Good for you.

Hope: What you’re saying makes sense. I can’t believe I didn’t realize it until now.

Brooke: Sweetheart. Don’t beat yourself up. You’re going through a complicated, emotional time, and you need to be patient with yourself.

Hope: I do care about Thomas, though.

Brooke: I know this is hard, sweetheart. But you don’t need a man. And I know that you would like to meet the love of your life.

Hope: Like you and Ridge?

Brooke: Well, like an idealized version of Ridge and me. I mean, we have had our challenges.

Hope: Yeah, still you did always find your way back to each other.

Brooke: Yeah. We realized that we didn’t wanna live without each other. And I don’t see that for you and Thomas. Honey. You are a catch.

[Hope scoffs] You are. And your perfect man is out there somewhere. But it’s not gonna be Finn. It can’t be Finn. For obvious reasons. Hmm. You do know that, don’t you?

Hope: Oh, I would never, Mom. I’m not a homewrecker.

[Brooke sighs]

Brooke: I know that, sweetie.

Poppy: Okay, wait. You actually went with your dad to Spencer Publications the other day?

Luna: Yeah. And it was crazy. I mean, talk about impressive and exciting.

Bill: Yeah, Forrester Creations pales in comparison, doesn’t it?

Poppy: Ooh.

Luna: Well, um, they are very different companies, that’s for sure. And…you know what? All my life I’ve dreamt of being in fashion. But after visiting Spencer, I can see that there are other possibilities.

Bill: Aha. An open mind. I like it. That means I can lure you over to my team, to the good guys. You have Spencer blood, and that means the family business is your birthright now.

Deacon: Oh, you know that table for six tonight? It’s a table for 10 now. Apparently, they got some last-minute out-of-town guests. Mr. Harper himself called, asked if we could accommodate. The guy runs a studio. Are you even listening to me?

Hollis: Huh? Yeah. What?

Deacon: No. Like hell you are. Come on. You’re zoning out here. What’s going on with you?

Hollis: You wanna know the truth?

Deacon: Yeah.

Hollis: Man, I can’t stop wondering why Tom overdosed that night.

Brooke: Mmm. My goodness.

[laughs] You’re in a good mood.

Ridge: Oh, yeah. Just had a great talk with my son.

Brooke: Oh. I had a… good talk with my daughter.

Ridge: You did? You don’t… seem sure.

Brooke: Yeah.

Ridge: Is she on board finally with Thomas and Paris being engaged?

Brooke: Mm, yeah. I think so.

Ridge: Good. That’s what I want. I want everyone to be happy.

Brooke: I want that, too.


Thomas: Sorry to interrupt.

Hope: Thomas, hi.

Thomas: You look busy. I won’t take too long.

Hope: Uh, no, it’s– it’s fine. What’s–What’s up?

Thomas: I wanted to let you know my plans.

Hope: Actually–Okay, uh, before you do that, I– I believe I owe you an apology.

Thomas: An apology for what?

Hope: Well, you came back here to Los Angeles, excited to start this next chapter of your life with your engagement to Paris, and I, uh, didn’t exactly handle it well. And for that, I am truly sorry, Thomas. You deserve better from me.

Bill: I mean it. You’re a Spencer, the daughter I never knew I had. But now that I do, I want you to have everything that comes with being a Spencer.

Luna: Thank you.

Bill: No. Thank you. Thank you for coming into my life, for being the amazing young woman that you are. I know I’ve said it before, but I could not be prouder as a father to call you my daughter.

Luna: I feel the same way. I am so proud and thrilled to be your daughter.

Bill: Does that mean you still want me to adopt you? ‘Cause if so, I am ready when you are.

Luna: I was ready the moment the paternity test said that you were my father.

[Luna sniffles]


Hollis: Tom, man, I’m sorry…

[electricity buzzes] …about going through your personal stuff.

Thomas: You do not need to apologize, Hope. I left town and we were completely in love with each other. And I come back and Douglas runs into your arms. Of course you thought I was back to pick up where we left off.

Hope: Oh, it’s, uh– it is no secret that this has been a struggle for me, learning about you and Paris and what it means for you, for us, for our family. So, yes, my feelings have been a bit all over the place. But, um, you know how I feel. You know that I feel like it’s a bit of an overnight engagement, that you were just rushing into a future with another woman and trying to leave our past behind as quickly as possible.

Thomas: That’s not what this is.

Hope: No, I know. You’ve explained it to me what evolved between the two of you over in Europe. I know. Ultimately, what I am trying to say with this apology is that if that is what you want, a future with Paris, then I wish you the best.

Thomas: You mean that?

Hope: Yeah. I mean, maybe this is all meant to be, right? And if it is, I–I– I hope it is everlasting and wonderful.

Thomas: That does mean a lot to me. Look, I, uh– I meant to tell you about my plans. I’m heading back to France with Paris and Douglas. And I know that you wish you had spent more time with our son.

Hope: Yes. But I am sure we will be able to work it out. I understand that he now has a home in France and he is happy there, so…

Thomas: You know, I am never gonna take our son away from you. I promise. Douglas loves you so much.

Hope: And I love him… so much. Look…

[Thomas sighs]

[Hope sighs] This is really hard. Um, I’m sorry for everything. And, uh, I hope you understand me having to move on with my life. And I know that’s exactly what you’re gonna do. But… I want you to make me a promise. A lot a guys are gonna come calling. Pick the right one. And promise me you’ll make it work no matter what. Come here. Bye, Hope.

Hope: Bye.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, July 10, 2024

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[ light footsteps ]

Sharon: Oh, Cassie. [ knocking on door ]

Lucy: Oh, hi.

Sharon: Lucy, hi.

Lucy: Hi, Ms. Newman. I’m so sorry to bother you. I was just, uh, looking for your daughter. Is she around?

Daniel: So, any interviews today?

Heather: Nope.

Daniel: How about tomorrow?

Heather: Maybe. Uh, waiting to hear back.

Daniel: Well, they’ll– they’ll call. They will. Soon.

Heather: Or not. I, you know, not sure.

Daniel: Hey, where is that can-do attitude? Hm?

Heather: Maybe I can be a barista.

Daniel: I just think that, you know, the right opportunity is going to come along. You just haven’t found the perfect fit yet. And besides, who wouldn’t want to hire you?

Heather: So far, everybody.

Daniel: Listen, you are an amazing, kick-ass lawyer. Don’t you forget that.

Heather: Who’s drinking an iced coffee in a park on a work day. I don’t know. Maybe it’s a sign.

Daniel: A sign of what?

Heather: Maybe it’s time for me to go back to Portugal.

Audra: Hm. I’ll get you an autographed hard copy, if you like.

Nate: The woman of the hour. Please, uh, join me. That is, if you have the time.

Audra: Hm. For the man who toasted me with champagne and caviar last night, I guess I can spare a moment from my very busy and exciting schedule.

Nate: So, what’s on the agenda?

Audra: More press interviews than I can count. Staffing particulars. Final details on coordinating with and coalescing the companies in France under the Glissade umbrella, so we can hit the ground running.

Nate: Sounds like you already have. Where do I send the flowers?

Audra: 1123 Franklin Avenue.

Nate: That new state-of-the-art building?

Audra: Penthouse suite.

Nate: Of course. I’d expect nothing less.

Audra: So, uh, what did you think about the article?

Nate: You’re officially an A-list mover and shaker, Audra. I’m impressed.

Audra: As you should be.

Nate: I also read the press release. You know, for a woman who’s so focused on every detail, it’s funny. You failed to mention that you’d be partnering up with another ex-lover. Fascinating.

Kyle: If you want a comment on Glissade, I’ll give you one. Prepare to be wowed. Sure. I’d love to sit down for an interview at some point in the future. Okay. Talk soon.

Summer: Is it true?

Kyle: What, not even a good morning? Congratulations on the new job? Although, you are kind of killing the vibe.

Summer: You’re moving and you didn’t tell me? If you think that I’m going to let you take Harrison away, you’re delusional.

Daniel: You want to leave Genoa City? I thought that things were good between us. Where– where is this coming from?

Heather: I meant, I’m not working, so it’s a good time to visit my dad.

Daniel: Oh. [ chuckling ]

Heather: Yeah.

Daniel: Oh, God. Good. Um, you had me worried there.

Heather: Really?

Daniel: Yeah.

Heather: Wh– why? Why would I want to leave the man of my dreams and our wonderful daughter and our beautiful, if slightly underfunded at the moment, life? Come on. We’ve worked too hard to get here. There’s absolutely nowhere else I’d rather be than sitting next to you in a park, drinking coffee on a work day.

Daniel: Well, it is pretty perfect. Minus the no jobs part.

Heather: Yeah. Minus that. But otherwise…

Daniel: You know, we could take these coffees and go back to the apartment. There are certain perks to being unemployed.

Heather: There are. And there’s nothing I’d like better.

Daniel: But?

Heather: But I am about to meet our wonderful daughter really soon. So, rain check?

Daniel: Uh-huh. Rain check. What’s up with your dad? Is– is he okay?

Heather: Yeah. I just, I haven’t seen him in a while and the last time I spoke to him on the phone, he seemed pretty lonely.

Daniel: Well, I think going to visit him is a great idea. I’ll miss you like crazy, obviously. But, you know, it is the summertime. Lucy’s done with school. I’m not really doing anything, obviously.

Heather: Mm-hmm.

Daniel: We can make this like a family trip. We could all go, see Paul, do some exploring. We could hit up Nazaré, catch some waves.

Heather: But since when do you surf?

Daniel: Since it’s like a bucket list thing of mine.

Heather: Okay. All right. I’m, uh, I’m all for it. But there is someone else in our family who has a vote, too, so.

Daniel: Ah, yes. Right. It’s gonna be tough to pull her away from town and away from fangirling over Faith Newman.

Heather: Yeah. But I remember when I was young and I wanted to hang out with the older girls. They just, they seemed so cool. You know, like, they have it together. And– and then the freedom? Oh, I wanted to be them and I could not wait to grow up fast enough to get there.

Daniel: Well, that’s not gonna happen to Lucy.

Heather: Oh, that’s so sweet. Full-on daddy denial.

Daniel: Stop. I just got my little girl back. There is no way I’m letting her grow up anytime soon.

Heather: Yeah. You don’t really get a choice, but I guess, uh, you’ll learn that the hard way, huh?

Daniel: I’m gonna learn it the hard way?

Heather: You’re gonna learn it the hard way. I’ll be here.

Sharon: Faith, uh, she’s not home right now. She went to a friend’s house. But come on in. I’m sure she will be home soon. Come in.

Lucy: Thank you. I, um, I knew I was taking a chance finding Faith at home. She’s so popular.

Sharon: Yeah, yeah, she does have a lot of friends. Everyone’s home from college, so they have a lot of catching up to do. Can I, um, get you a soda? Or some water?

Lucy: Oh, no, I– I’m okay. Thank you. I just, uh, I came to drop off this super cute bracelet I found at this vintage shop on Madison. I don’t know. I saw it, and it just kind of reminded me of Faith, so I got it for her.

Sharon: Oh, well, that’s so sweet. I’m sure she will love it.

Lucy: Oh, how cute. Is this Mariah when she was my age?

Sharon: Um, no, no, that, um, that’s Mariah’s sister, Cassie.

Lucy: I had no idea that Mariah had a twin.

Sharon: She died years ago in a car crash. She was 14.

Lucy: Oh, that’s, um, that’s terrible. I’m– I’m so sorry. You must think about her a lot.

Sharon: More than you could possibly know.

Kyle: Yeah, I was going to tell you.

Summer: When? After you’d moved?

Kyle: How do you even know?

Summer: Your mom told me.

Kyle: Of course, she did.

Summer: She wants me to convince you not to take Harrison away from here.

Kyle: And she knows how much you hate her, so she must be getting desperate.

Summer: She’s concerned, Kyle.

Kyle: No, she’s trying to run my life, which isn’t going to happen anymore now that I’m starting at Glissade.

Summer: Wait, Glissade is based in Paris. If you think that I’m going to let you take Harrison to France–

Kyle: I don’t know. Paris is kind of nice this time of year.

Summer: No, you cannot just be making unilateral decisions.

Kyle: Relax, I’m not moving Harrison to Paris. I’m just moving out of the house. Something I should have done a long time ago.

Summer: Why, though? This is Harrison’s home.

Kyle: Summer, do you have any idea what it’s like to live under the same roof as the woman who fired you and the father who stood by and did nothing?

Summer: You know what? I have an idea. How about we not make this all about you and instead we focus on our son?

Kyle: Yeah, that’s what I’m doing. Do you really think it’s healthy for Harrison to live in a house full of anger and resentment?

Summer: Kyle, that’s a dynamic that you helped create. This is the only home that Harrison has known since we got back to Genoa City. And it’s filled with all the people that love him most. His grandparents, Aunt Traci, Aunt Ashley, Mrs. Martinez. He’s happy here, Kyle. He feels safe.

Kyle: And he’ll get to decorate a whole new bedroom. I may even throw in a swimming pool. Ooh, and a puppy.

Summer: So, you’re going to bribe him?

Kyle: I’m kidding.

Summer: Yeah, I don’t think you’re taking this very seriously.

Kyle: You’re making too much of it. He’ll still go to the same school, have the same friends. Hell, you can still visit him at will. I figured you would appreciate the fact that you wouldn’t have to run into my mother anymore.

Summer: I cannot believe how selfish you are. I’m an adult. I can tolerate seeing Diane for the sake of continuity for our son. Why can’t you?

Sharon: She was pure joy. She was funny and smart and kind. She loved to draw. And she loved flowers and every four-legged creature in the world.

Lucy: Well, she sounds amazing.

Sharon: She was.

Lucy: Hello.

Faith: Hi.

Lucy: I hope you don’t mind me coming by like this. I just got this really cute bracelet and um, I thought you might like it. Um, the beads are jasper. They’re supposed to bring peace or something. I don’t know. I just thought they looked really pretty.

Faith: You got this for me?

Lucy: Gosh, is that weird? I’m so sorry. I just– I saw it and it reminded me of something that you were wearing the other day and I– I got it. I really didn’t mean to be weird.

Faith: No, it’s– it’s super thoughtful. I’m just surprised. Thank you.

Lucy: Then, uh, you like it?

Faith: I do. It even goes with my outfit.

Lucy: It does.

Faith: What were you guys doing? It looked like I was interrupting something.

Lucy: Oh, your mom was just telling me all about Cassie. I had no idea that Mariah had a twin until now.

Sharon: I explained that Cassie died years ago in a car crash.

Lucy: It’s the most terrible thing ever. I really can’t imagine anything worse.

Faith: Yeah. So, what’s up?

Lucy: Oh, um, I was just wondering if you could maybe hang out if you’re free.

Faith: We totally can, but I’ve got some stuff to do. Um, wanna meet up later?

Lucy: Yeah, that– that would be great. Just, um, text me when you’re free and I’ll come find you.

Faith: Sounds good. And thanks again for the bracelet.

Lucy: You’re welcome. Okay, I’ll– I’ll see you in a few.

Faith: Bye.

Sharon: Well, you definitely have a new fan.

Faith: She’s sweet. But, Mom, I’ve got to ask, why were you looking at Cassie’s scrapbook?

Sharon: Um… I was just, uh, thinking about her.

Faith: Is it my fault? Because of all those questions I was asking you and Dad the other day?

Kyle: Kids move to new schools, new houses, new states all the time and they’re not warped for life.

Summer: How many of those kids were just recently kidnapped and still have nightmares? Harrison already lost his mother to prison. Ashland died. You and I got a divorce. I mean, there’s been so much upheaval in his life already, Kyle.

Kyle: Harrison and I are thinking about this more like an adventure.

Summer: You are unbelievable.

Kyle: No, I am tired of having you in my face about a decision that’s not going to change. Harrison is excited about this move, so how about you just get on board and help him pick out some things for his new bedroom?

Summer: I cannot believe that you told Harrison about this before you talked to me about it.

Kyle: You don’t get a say about where I live anymore.

Summer: I get a say in where my son lives.

Kyle: Do you?

Summer: Really? So, you’re just going– You’re going to cut me out?

Kyle: Of course not. You’re the one hurling accusations and creating a problem where there isn’t.

Summer: I just, I don’t understand how you can be so dense.

Kyle: You know this lecturing me about how to behave is unbelievable. You barge in here unloading on me in self-righteous mommy mode when the truth is you refuse to agree with me about anything these days. It’s like your whole personality.

Summer: What Harrison needs right now is stability. And you refuse to see that. Or, you know what, I’m thinking maybe you actually just don’t care.

Kyle: That’s your opinion.

Summer: No, it’s what I’ve seen, Kyle. You would much rather be spending extra time with the babysitter or getting back into business with your ex-bed buddy, Audra, than doing what’s best for our son. And if that’s the kind of father that you want to be, then yes, I am going to do something about it.

Audra: I didn’t mention partnering with Kyle because it’s not a big deal.

Nate: Are you lying to me or to yourself?

Audra: You know, I liked you better last night.

Nate: All I’m saying is you had a relationship with Kyle that didn’t end well. Kind of like the one you had with Tucker. And now, you’re about to work side by side with the guy.

Audra: My relationship with Tucker ended very well for me. I mean, I wouldn’t be sitting on top of Glissade otherwise.

Nate: With Kyle Abbott?

Audra: I can handle Kyle.

Nate: You used to say that about Tucker.

Audra: Okay. Maybe I learned more than I care to admit from my time with Tucker. But I also used it to my advantage. As for Kyle, he couldn’t be more different than Tucker.

Nate: Not sure about that. They’re both rich, cocky, entitled. Wait. Kyle’s not this mystery investor, is he?

Audra: There’s no way Kyle could afford Glissade’s price tag out of his own pocket.

Nate: Then, if you needed a co-CEO so badly, why hire Kyle of all of the choices out there?

Audra: Having someone who’s run a cosmetics company that’s an industry leader is a huge asset to Glissade. So, maybe admire my business savvy for making such a smart hire.

Nate: I really do want to admire your business savvy, Audra, but Kyle, really? Look, I don’t care how much experience he has or how sparkly his resume is. Why hire a man you have such a complicated history with?

Audra: You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d almost say you’re jealous.

Faith: I just, I hate if my nosiness of the past is making you think about Cassie. How much you miss her.

Sharon: Cassie is never far from my thoughts. But I will admit, our conversation did cause me to start thinking a little more about the past.

Faith: I’m sorry.

Sharon: There’s no reason to apologize. Or look at me like that. Really. Everything’s fine. Nothing to worry about.

Faith: Cassie’s scrapbook is out and you’re obviously not exactly happy.

Sharon: Okay. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Every once in a while, I need to have a good cry. Cassie was just so special and I don’t want to forget a moment we ever had together, so I– I look at her photos so that it will keep her memories fresh for me and– and it makes me feel connected to her.

Faith: I just, I hate seeing you sad. I– I still kind of feel responsible.

Sharon: Absolutely not. Okay, maybe Cassie has been on my mind a little bit more than usual lately, maybe, but that’s all. There’s nothing to be concerned about.

Faith: Okay. So, you’re good?

Sharon: I’m more than good. Thinking about Cassie, thinking about Cassie’s life and the joy that she brought us, that’s a good thing.

Nate: I am not jealous of Kyle.

Audra: Are you sure? You really wouldn’t want to be the one running Glissade with me, taking on the world together, showing the doubters what we can do?

Nate: I like what you did there. Avoiding my question. I’ll ask it again. Why Kyle, of all people?

Audra: He and I are not lovers anymore, if that’s what you’re actually fishing to hear.

Nate: Good. Wise decision.

Audra: Why is that?

Nate: Because you don’t want a repeat of the situation you had with Tucker. That’s why.

Audra: I learned my lesson, all right? I’m not putting myself in a vulnerable position like that ever again. At least not by mixing business and pleasure.

Nate: Then, why does it seem like this conversation has suddenly putting a damper on your big day?

Audra: Okay. You’re right. Things are not quite as ideal as I hoped.

Nate: Talk to me. What’s going on?

Audra: Well, it’s day one and I’m already under attack.

Kyle: You’re calling me a bad father. I would do anything and everything for my son. You know that.

Summer: Up to a point, apparently.

Kyle: I am really trying to be fair here. I have been thinking about what your brother said.

Summer: You saw my brother?

Kyle: Yes, we ran into each other.

Summer: Okay, what does this have to do with Daniel?

Kyle: He said I need to see things from your perspective.

Summer: You– you talked to him about me?

Kyle: You just want to be a part of Harrison’s life and that I should give you more compassion.

Summer: So, I’m needy now? Is that what you’re saying?

Kyle: Okay, maybe this is your way of trying to feel more involved. Pushing the custody issue. Trying to have a say in my decisions. Because you feel like you’re being squeezed out of Harrison’s life.

Summer: That’s ridiculous, Kyle.

Kyle: I am just saying, you don’t have to come at me with lawyers because you feel insecure about Claire or my professional decisions.

Summer: Do you see how you’re trying to make this my problem now? My concern has nothing to do with Claire. I know how important she is to Harrison, okay? This has to do with all the bad decisions that you’ve been making lately. Suddenly yanking our son out of his home? Getting back into business with Audra? That can only end in disaster, Kyle. You’re starting a war with Jack and Diane, Harrison’s grandparents. So yes, clearly, you are not putting his best interests first. You are practically handing me ammunition to win primary custody.

Kyle: Okay, you want what’s best for Harrison? Then, stop it with the threats. You want to come at me because you disapprove of the way I’m living my life? Bring it. I will be ready and I will win.

Summer: Oh, is that a threat?

Kyle: No, it’s a fact. You are not even Harrison’s biological mother. So, go after custody. You will fail. attack? Is it Tucker?

Audra: It’s nothing like that. This attack is coming directly from inside the C-suite.

Summer: I have been Harrison’s mother in every single way.

Kyle: But you’re not his biological mother.

Claire: Sorry.

Summer: Claire, um, you’re here. Is– is Harrison here?

Claire: I picked him up from camp early. He’s in the backyard. I just came in to make him a snack and I– I heard voices.

Kyle: The doctor’s appointment.

Summer: Don’t think you could have warned me that our son might be able to overhear us.

Kyle: You know his schedule as well as I do and you didn’t exactly give me a chance because you came in here swinging.

Claire: I can leave.

Summer: No, it’s… I need to get back to work. This conversation is not over.

Kyle: Hm. [ Kyle sighing ] Damn it! [ door slamming ] [ Claire sighing ]

Claire: I’m sorry for interrupting.

Kyle: Sorry you had to witness that.

Claire: Harrison and I just planted a little vegetable garden. We have radishes and peppers, but not the hot ones. And some tomatoes. He’s really excited about it. He’s telling Mrs. Martinez all about it.

Kyle: So, he didn’t hear us fighting?

Claire: No.

Kyle: There’s that.

Claire: Why don’t you come check it out? Get some fresh air.

Kyle: Yeah, yeah. Yeah. I could do some air. Um, how about a walk? I don’t want my son to see me like this. Could you ask Mrs. Martinez if she can watch Harrison for a bit? Will you join me?

Claire: Of course, I’ll join you. [ Sharon sniffling ]

Heather: You know we’re going to be over-caffeinated, right?

Daniel: Sure. But, you know, the sugar is going to compensate for it.

Heather: Okay. Maybe you can get a job as a comic.

Daniel: Hm. Maybe not.

Heather: Maybe we need you to.

Daniel: Hey!

Summer: Hi. Um, can I talk to you? In private?

Heather: Yes, because I have to meet Lucy. Soon. So, I’ll catch up with you later.

Daniel: Sure. Sounds good.

Heather: Okay.

Daniel: Bye.

Heather: Bye. Good luck. Hi, Summer.

Summer: What were you thinking?

Daniel: About what?

Summer: You talked to Kyle about me?

Daniel: Yeah, that. Yeah. Yeah, I did.

Summer: Uh, do you want to walk me through how you thought that was a good idea?

Daniel: Well, I’m concerned. I know that you’re upset about his new job he’s taking, about how it might affect Harrison and I know how you feel about Claire. And last night I ran into him, totally unplanned, and I got to hear his side of the story.

Summer: And what, you thought you’d help by offering him advice on how to handle me?

Daniel: No, no, no, no. He was being a jerk. All I did was tell him that he should look at things from your point of view. That you love Harrison.

Summer: Daniel, you should have stayed out of it.

Daniel: I was just trying to help.

Summer: Your help made it seem like I’m being irrational. Like I’m overreacting to Kyle’s choices and how they will affect Harrison. Wait, is that what you think?

Daniel: Okay, listen, I think that you are upset. I think that Kyle has made some choices that you were unhappy with, and I get that, but jumping straight to a raging custody battle without trying to talk it out? I mean, it– it seems like a mom move.

Summer: Seriously? You too?

Daniel: What is that supposed to mean?

Summer: I did talk to Mom and my dad about this and they suggested I not get lawyers involved.

Daniel: Look at that. Too extreme for Mom. That doesn’t tell you something?

Summer: What am I supposed to do? If Kyle’s not going to listen to me, what choice do I have?

Daniel: I don’t know. You could choose to take a step back, and take a breath, and just let reason prevail.

Summer: Daniel, this is not just about Kyle getting into business with somebody who’s going to bring nothing but chaos into his life, okay? Did Kyle tell you that he’s planning on taking Harrison out of the only home that he’s known since we’ve been in Genoa City?

Daniel: He did not.

Summer: Yeah! Because Kyle is only thinking about Kyle right now. He’s ripping Harrison out of a home where he has grandparents who dote on him, and all of these people who love him, and where he actually feels safe. All because Kyle is fighting with his parents. So no, I don’t feel like I’m being unreasonable when I’m just looking out for my son’s well-being.

Daniel: You can’t talk about stability in one breath, and then talk about dragging your son through a custody battle in the next. I went through that as a kid and it was an absolute nightmare. I don’t think for one second that’s what you want for your son, and you know what it did to my relationship with Mom. You really want to risk that?

Claire: It’s a beautiful day.

Kyle: Hey, um… Look, I– I feel like a bit of an ass for what you walked in on earlier.

Claire: Don’t worry about it.

Kyle: Yeah, Summer and I need to learn to tone it down. At least when Harrison’s around. Probably in general. [ Claire sighing ]

Claire: People disagree.

Kyle: Eh, this is turning into a full-blown battle. Look, we both want what’s best for Harrison, but we have two completely different ideas on what that means.

Claire: So, the custody agreement?

Kyle: Am I moving us out of the house? Am I working with Audra Charles?

Claire: Yeah, you did mention that Summer had an issue with her. Your… How did you put it? Your tumultuous past?

Kyle: Which has nothing to do with Harrison. Look, these days, Summer looks at everything as a threat to Harrison’s happiness. Or maybe she’s feeling a lack of control, and that’s why she’s pushing for a new custody arrangement. Making me the bad guy in the process. I don’t know, it’s ironic that all this tension she’s stirring up is not good for Harrison either.

Claire: It does take two to stir things up.

Kyle: Okay, okay, yeah, maybe– maybe I have been a little hard-headed or a little difficult, but I really do want to find some compassion where Summer’s concerned. I mean, even you called me on it earlier, a couple weeks ago maybe. I– I’m trying to see things from her perspective. Unfortunately, our arguments are just getting louder and more frequent. We’re even further apart.

Claire: It doesn’t help when one of the people that Summer has a problem with walks into the middle of things.

Nate: And you didn’t lead with this? All your talk about being able to handle Kyle, and he’s already got the knives out.

Audra: All I know is that he’d prefer to be running Glissade without me. And now that you know, I could use your advice.

Nate: Really? Not sure I should chime in here, Audra.

Audra: I trust you, Nate. As a friend and as someone who’s no stranger to corporate intrigue.

Nate: Well, I do have one idea about how to deal with Kyle Abbott.

Audra: I’m all ears.

Nate: Fire his ass before he takes you down. udra: I would like nothing more than to fire Kyle. But that can’t happen. At least not right now.

Nate: Why the hell not?

Audra: I can’t fire Kyle because he was handpicked for the job by my investor.

Nate: Oh, my… You gotta be kidding me. What happened to being able to run the company as you see fit, Audra?

Audra: With one caveat.

Nate: Kyle.

Audra: Saying no wasn’t an option, so I have to make it work.

Nate: Are you sure Kyle and this mysterious investor of yours aren’t somehow in this together, using you?

Audra: Not a chance.

Nate: How can you be so sure?

Audra: My investor was the one who warned me about Kyle, that he wants me out.

Nate: This investor. It would be helpful to know who this mysterious person is, Audra.

Audra: I can’t take the risk of telling you.

Nate: Even though you trust me. I hate to say this, Audra, but this venture might be more trouble than even you can handle.

Kyle: Claire, do not apologize for walking in on Summer and me. None of this is about you. Okay, maybe it’s a little about you, but you were one of the most amazing things to happen in Harrison’s life. Especially given what he’s been through. If Summer can’t see the positive effect you’re having on him, that’s her issue, not yours.

Claire: The way you defend me and your kindness means more to me than you know.

Kyle: And you’re a good friend. Especially given I don’t have much of a support system these days. Claire, I’m glad you’re in Harrison’s life. And mine.

Summer: No, of course I don’t want to put Harrison through a custody battle. But Kyle keeps on making decision after decision that’s not in Harrison’s best interest. So, if I have to fight for my son, I’m going to.

Daniel: I think you should try and have a real conversation. I mean, up until recently, you guys had the whole co-parenting thing figured out, so everybody knows it’s possible. Look, no drama, no yelling, just Harrison front and center.

Summer: Daniel, how am I supposed to talk to a man who’s made it clear that he will weaponize the fact that I’m not Harrison’s biological mother? Does that sound like somebody who’s willing to sit down and talk?

Daniel: I just think you’re both running hot. You know, everybody’s emotional. Nobody is putting Harrison first.

Summer: Says the guy that practically bailed on his own daughter.

Daniel: Okay, no, no, that’s not fair.

Summer: No, you’re out of line.

Sharon: What’s going on here?

Summer: I know what I’m doing and it’s what’s right for everybody.

Daniel: You keep pushing and you are going to regret it.

Summer: Stop it! Stop interfering. Stop giving advice to Kyle and to me.

Daniel: Oh, my God. Family, right? [ chuckling ]

Sharon: It happens. Just hope everything’s okay.

Daniel: Me too.

Sharon: Actually, I’m glad I ran into you.

Daniel: You are?

Sharon: Yeah, um, Lucy stopped by to see Faith.

Daniel: Yeah, uh, she is very excited at the prospect of having an older friend. Hope she wasn’t a bother.

Sharon: Oh, not at all. I just wanted you to know that she saw my scrapbook photos of Cassie, and it was clear that she didn’t know anything about the history.

Daniel: What did you tell her?

Sharon: I only said that Cassie died in a car crash. I thought it would be best that you’re aware in case Lucy asks more questions.

Daniel: You know, that night, it, um, still haunts me. All these years… it never goes away.

Sharon: For any of us.

Lucy: Oh, Mom, I, um, I went to Ms. Newman’s to see Faith and give her that cute bracelet that we found at the vintage store. She totally loved it.

Heather: Of course, she did.

Lucy: You know, um, before Faith came home, Ms. Newman had this scrapbook out. All these pictures of Mariah’s twin sister, Cassie. She seemed really sad. I felt sorry for her.

Heather: Cassie’s death was terribly tragic. It’s taken your dad a long time to get past what happened.

Daniel: I appreciate you not telling Lucy more about the accident. I don’t know if she’s ready to face knowing the truth about

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Steffy: What was that for?

Finn: I just don’t want you to forget.

Steffy: Forget what? That my husband is an amazing kisser?

Finn: No. I just– I don’t want you to forget how much I love you. Never question that, okay? [sighs]

Brooke: Is everything okay over there?

Hope: No, it’s fine. It’s just I– I’m having a hard time concentrating, and I’m making all of these little mistakes.

Brooke: Would you like an extra set of eyes on it?

Hope: Well, you know what I have to inventory today? Jewelry. And you know what kind of jewelry? Rings. So…

Brooke: Honey, I know you’re upset to find out about Thomas and Paris’s engagement. But he made a decision because you made a decision. More than once.

Hope: We both understand the situation. It’s just… I’m having difficulty understanding how he was able to move on so quickly.

Brooke: I think there’s more going on here. I think you wanted to reunite with Thomas so badly for another reason.

Deacon: I keep looking to where the stage was set up, expecting him to play. Just can’t wrap my head around the fact that Tom’s gone.

Hollis: The place just really isn’t the same without him.

Deacon: He was only with us for a short time, and he really became a part of the team, didn’t he?

Hollis: Yeah, he did.

Deacon: Hey, welcome back.

Luna: Hi.

Deacon: Sit down.

Luna: Thank you.

Poppy: Thank you.

Bill: Uh, I read about what happened with your employee. My condolences.

Poppy: I’m sorry, Deacon. It was a real tragedy.

Deacon: I appreciate that. Tom’s deeply missed.

Bill: One of Deacon’s employees died here. It was during the live music night.

Luna: Oh, my God. Deacon, I’m so sorry for your loss.

Deacon: Thank you. Just like your mom said, it was a real tragedy. We’re all still in shock.

Luna: Yeah, I can only imagine.

Bill: Did Tom have any family? Siblings? Kids?

Deacon: I– Not that I know of.

Steffy: I have never questioned your love for me or our family. Okay?

Finn: Mmm. Look, I know. But wait. I just– [sighs] Look, I wanna tell you this. I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and I want you to fully understand that… I know I have given you reason to wonder if I’ve truly been putting you first. I mean, especially recently. And I don’t want that to be a worry. Okay? Not anymore. I’m really sorry.

Hope: Well, of course it is about more than just Thomas being able to move on from me.

Brooke: Well, good. I’m glad that you can see that.

Hope: Douglas is involved, so obviously it becomes so much more complex. But I know that this was my choice. I had ample opportunity to say yes to a marriage with Thomas, and I just– I wasn’t ready to say yes.

Brooke: Mm-hmm. And we know Thomas can be impulsive.

Hope: Oh, is that what this feeling is, all these knots in my stomach? Because I am worried that he is going back to that impulsive nature.

Brooke: Well, that could be it, but I think there’s something else going on here that I’m not even sure you’re aware of.

Hope: Like what?

Brooke: Honey. Your feelings for Finn.

Hope: Mom–

Brooke: Just hear me out. You told me you were having these feelings. And then Thomas comes back in town, and suddenly you’re trying to pick up where you left off with him. Maybe this is just a way for you to run away from your attraction to Steffy’s husband.

Bill: Thank you.

Deacon: I didn’t know Tom for a long time, but he never mentioned a family. Definitely not any sons or daughters.

Luna: It’s awful. I mean, I remember suggesting that we come here for live music that night. Did you know him well?

Deacon: I was learning about Tom, about his music. He was so excited that he was gonna play again on stage. I guess back in the day, he was actually pretty successful. And the thing I know about Tom or remember about him, was he always had a smile on his face. I mean, he had his challenges, you know, but he was working through ’em. At least I thought so. Apparently, Tom died of a drug overdose.

Finn: I let myself lose sight of what’s important. Sometimes I get carried away with helping people and believing in the good.

Steffy: I mean, you were like that with me when we first met, and I never want you to change that about yourself.

Finn: Yeah, okay, but that’s no excuse. I asked that you embrace Sheila and include her. This woman who has been nothing but destructive in her life and our happiness. You forgive me? [sighs]

Hope: The connection between Thomas and me was very real. It was passionate. It was exciting. He made me feel like I was the only woman that he ever saw, that I was the only woman that he would ever want to be with.

Brooke: And I’m glad that he made you feel secure, honey. It was probably a breath of fresh air after everything that Liam put you through. But I just feel like maybe… it’s a false sense of security.

Hope: What does that mean?

Brooke: Well–[sighs] I have had experience in this area. I’ve been involved in passionate relationships, and… sometimes you ignore very important key ingredients that should be involved. I feel like maybe you’re covering up. You’re just running after Thomas in order to forget about the feelings that you have about Finn.

Hope: Are you suggesting that I am using Thomas?

Brooke: No. Not intentionally.

Hope: I love that man, Mom, and I have been grieving the loss of our relationship. And now that I know that there is no chance for us, that we don’t have a future, I–

Brooke: I know the feelings that you two have. Those were real. But I also know the history you had. I know what Thomas put you through and how hard you worked to get past all of that. [sighs] You know what I want for you? I want you to find the man of your dreams, somebody that makes you happy, makes you feel secure, respected, and loved. And you will find that, you know? You will. It just won’t be Finn. It can’t be Finn.

Luna: Hey, Hollis, I’m sorry about your co-worker.

Hollis: I really appreciate that. Yeah, he, um– he was a really good guy.

Luna: Hey, if it makes you feel better, maybe you should come out with us next time I go out.

Hollis: Yeah, for sure. That’d be awesome.

Bill: Yeah. With R.J. Her boyfriend.

Hollis: I’m well aware… [clears throat]…sir.

Luna: Okay, we’re all friends, Dad. I’ll just text you.

Hollis: Sounds good.

Bill: What? Oh, come on. Can you blame me? All right, until you graced my life, I’ve only had boys, and… I know how guys’ minds work.

Luna: Oh! [scoffs]

Poppy: And you thought you missed out on all the years of your father embarrassing you in front of cute guys.

Luna: Stop.

Bill: Oh, no. Listen. I can do embarrassing really well. But, more importantly, I will always look out for you and for your mother.

Poppy: Aw, Bill. You really have changed our lives in so many wonderful ways. All these new experiences and the fact that Luna doesn’t have to wonder anymore. She has the doting father that she’s always wanted and deserved. And I can’t wait to witness it all, to live it. Truly, Bill, I’m so grateful for this future that we now have… with you. And I don’t wanna look back ever again.

Finn: I handled this whole thing wrong. I said things and I did things that I wish I could take back. And you deserve none of it. What you really deserve is to be loved and respected and heard. And I’m gonna do all of it. I promise that from this day forward, I will always put you first.

Brooke: I truly believe that you wanna reconcile with Thomas because you’re afraid of the feelings you have for Finn.

Hope: Okay, hold on. I am not afraid of my feelings. I am just trying to understand those feelings and what they mean. But obviously Thomas’s return was unexpected and it has caused a bit of confusion, given the fact that my feelings for him haven’t just disappeared.

Brooke: I know.

Hope: It’s still very fresh for me.

Brooke: Okay. I understand that. I won’t expect for you to be over it. But, honey, if you really wanted to be with Thomas, you would have accepted one of his proposals. [Hope sighs] And you didn’t. I know you said that you’re not ready. But I don’t think I’m far off saying that you’re trying to reconcile with Thomas ’cause you wanna push those feelings away. Those feelings that you have, you know, at least make them easier to ignore.

Hope: Mom, none of this has been easy.

Brooke: Honey, you are a good person, and you deserve so much more. But I just don’t want you to fall for Steffy’s husband. I know you don’t wanna get involved in that.

Hope: No. Of course I don’t. [sighs]

Deacon: I’m sorry. Uh, Hollis, what were you making?

Hollis: Marg. Rocks. No salt.

Deacon: Okay. No problem. Uh, this one’s on us. If you just give us a second, take care of that for you, all right?

Man: Okay. Thanks.

Deacon: Okay. Hey. You all right?

Hollis: Yeah. You know, I’m just–I’m still kind of struggling with everything, you know?

Deacon: Yeah, I know. I know. It’s tough to march on. As far as feeling off, I mean, Spencer really took me off guard.

Hollis: Yeah. I know the feeling. He’s a very protective guy.

Deacon: Well, I mean, he’s got a daughter now. That’s to be expected. But that’s not what talking about. I mean, he gave me his condolences for Tom, and he was–I don’t know– understanding. Kind. Definitely not the guy I know.

Hollis: I just–I–I still can’t get it, man. I mean, he was such a nice guy. Overdose. It doesn’t make sense. He was in such a good place, man.

Deacon: I know. Look, you know, we may never know what challenges Tom was dealing with, you know, what demons he was wrestling with. I can’t stop thinking that we must have missed something. How did we not pick up on something? [sighs] Look, Hollis, you, uh– you wanna get off the floor for a few minutes? Maybe go in the back and do something for me?

Hollis: Yeah. Sure. Whatever you want, boss.

Deacon: Just go back and, uh–I don’t know– straighten up the supply closet, you know, take a little inventory, take a few breaths. Okay?

Hollis: Okay.

Deacon: Okay.


Hollis: Tom’s bag.

Luna: Okay, renting out an entire venue for a father/daughter dance is where I draw the line.

Bill: Just tell me who you’re listening to, and I’ll hire them.

Luna: No, it’s not gonna happen.

Poppy: I have to admit that our girl has never been a big fan of parties in her honor.

Bill: How about a dance party right in our living room? How about that?

Luna: Okay, fine. If we have to.

Poppy: By the way, have I mentioned it how thrilled I am that your Luna’s father?

Bill: She’s mentioned that.

Brooke: I can see it clearly because I’m on the outside looking in. And you getting involved with Thomas would be a distraction from Finn, a way to push down those feelings. I also know that you’re afraid of turning into somebody else.

Hope: Who?

Brooke: Me. It’s okay. I know how you feel, sweetie. You’re terrified of that. And you’re on the precipice of becoming exactly like your mother if you allow yourself to have those feelings for Finn.

Steffy: I appreciate everything that you’re saying. I really do. Look, I have to admit it was– it was really hard at the beginning. I mean, the way you were just talking about Sheila, it was– it was really upsetting. And I thought I was losing you all over again.

Finn: No. Honey, never, okay? I was just– I was just momentarily led astray by my emotions.

Steffy: Sheila knew how to fan those emotions.

Finn: Yeah.

Steffy: Look, I don’t wanna talk about her anymore. I can’t. I’m done. [sighs]

Finn: Okay. And, like, I– I understand if you can’t forgive me right now. But just know that I will spend the rest of our lives trying to get forgiveness for this, okay?

Steffy: Finn, I– I believe you. I believe what you’re saying. That’s why I forgive you. [sighs, laughs]

Finn: Okay. I will never let you down again. Okay? I love you.

Steffy: Oh!

Finn: I love you so much.

Steffy: I love you. I– It’s you and me, Finn. [Finn chuckles] We can’t lose sight of that. And we can never let anything or anyone come between us again. Okay?

Finn: Okay.

Steffy: Oh, I love you. [Steffy sighs]

Brooke: With Thomas engaged to Paris, it’s more important than ever that you don’t let these feelings take over. I’m serious, Hope. You can’t allow yourself to feel that way for Steffy’s husband.

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Victoria: Is everything okay with you? You seem a little quiet this morning.

Claire: Yeah, sure. Everything’s fine.

Victoria: There’s no new drama with Summer or anything like that?

Claire: Nope.

Victoria: The job’s okay?

Claire: Everything’s good, really.

Victoria: All right.

Claire: I was just thinking about Grandpa.

Nikki: Oh? What about him?

Claire: Well, I ran into him last night at Crimson Lights, and he asked me to join him. But I think it was really more of an excuse to check in and see how I’m doing.

Nikki: Hm. You’ll find that’s not unusual with your grandfather. He is very protective over his family.

Claire: And I love that he cares so much, that he’s so supportive, but… I mean, I’ve never had anything like that in my life.

Victoria: Well, you better get used to it, because your family is going to shower you with it all the time.

Claire: And I feel very lucky.

Nikki: So do we.

Victoria: So what else did my dad have on his mind last night?

Claire: He kept trying to talk me out of pursuing a friendship with Kyle. Do you think it has something to do with Kyle’s father? I know that Grandpa doesn’t like him very much.

Nikki: Unfortunately, that part is true. There are few people on this earth that Victor despises more than Jack Abbott.

Diane: Hey, good morning.

Jack: Morning.

Diane: How long have you been up?

Jack: I didn’t get to bed last night.

Diane: Why? What happened?

Jack: Kyle came home late. We had a discussion. It got very heated.

Diane: Well, you should have woken me up.

Jack: I didn’t want you to have a sleepless night, too.

Diane: Oh, no. Was it that bad?

Jack: Kyle’s revolt against the family is a lot worse than we thought.

Audra: Yeah, you bet we’re excited. Although, you know, I can’t comment on anything specifically until it’s official. You will absolutely be among the first to know. Okay, talk soon. Yeah, I’m already getting calls about the Glissade coup. The press is champing at the bit. We’re gonna be leading the news everywhere today. Is your phone blowing up?

Kyle: Not yet, but I’m surprised it’s not, after the bomb I dropped last night.

Audra: What do you mean? What bomb?

Kyle: Well, I filled my father in on what we’re doing.

Audra: Hm. Was that smart?

Kyle: What can he do about it now? Like you said, we’re about to be all over the news, and there is not a damn thing he can do to stop it.

Audra: I guess that was the classy thing to do.

Kyle: Oh, I wasn’t taking the high road. I just wanted him to know.

Audra: I get it.

Kyle: Mm.

Audra: After the way your family treated you, you wanted to see the reaction. So what was it, Kyle? Threats and guilt, or shock and awe?

Kyle: Ah, I didn’t stick around to find out.

Audra: I sure would have. Just for the satisfaction.

Kyle: I already know what their reaction’s gonna be. Once my folks have time to process it, it’ll be game on.

Billy: Hi.

Chelsea: Hi.

[ Chelsea sighing ]

[ Chelsea and Adam panting ]

Sally: Hi.

Adam: Hi.

Sally: I didn’t know if you wanted to eat, or rest. You tell me, whatever you want. Anything you want.

[ Adam and Chelsea panting ]

Victoria: Here’s something you should remember about your grandfather. He can be the most loving and generous and protective person in the whole world, but sometimes he goes a little bit overboard.

Nikki: A little?

Victoria: Okay, a lot.

Nikki: He always means well. But it can be suffocating, unless you call him on it.

Victoria: I can’t tell you how many times that he and I have butted heads over the various men in my life. I mean, few, if any, were ever good enough. Although, sometimes, he was absolutely right, even though I didn’t care to admit it.

Claire: But it isn’t like that at all with Kyle. I mean, we’re just– we’re just friends. And I work for him.

Nikki: Maybe you should remind Victor of that.

Claire: I did. He still was trying to warn me off of Kyle. So what do you think it is? Is it just guilt by association because he’s Jack’s son?

Nikki: Jack is a good man. And so is your grandfather. The problem is, they have been at war with each other for so long, I doubt that either one of them remembers what started it, or why it still continues.

Claire: What do you think I should do?

Nikki: Be respectful, but take his warnings with a grain of salt.

Victoria: And just remember, it’s your life. You get to make your own choices.

Jack: Remember when Tucker came to me in Paris and accused me of being the mystery investor that got him booted from Glissade?

Diane: Yeah, and you promptly told him to take a hike.

Jack: I did, and I continued to wonder where he got this crazy idea. Turns out it wasn’t such a crazy notion after all.

Diane: What do you mean?

Jack: Someone apparently did drop a chunk of money, enough that Audra Charles backstabbed Tucker and took his company from him.

Diane: Oh, no, Jack.

Jack: Kyle and Audra Charles are back in bed together. Uh– Professionally speaking, anyway. They are the co-CEOs of Glissade.

Diane: I can’t believe this.

Kyle: Yeah, the giant irony here, this is a job Kyle was pretending to want months ago, when we thought Tucker McCall was our big problem.

Diane: I can’t believe he’d do something like this. I mean, yes, I know he’s upset with us, but he would be competing directly with his family’s company. Wh– what is this, payback?

Jack: Payback, revenge, whatever you want to call it. It’s real, and it’s about to hit the press any minute. I think we need to get to the office, and be ready to answer some calls today.

Diane: My God, Jack. Does our son really hate us this much, to want to do something like this?

Jack: I wish I knew the answer to that.

Victor: Good morning.

Audra: Hello. Morning.

Victor: My goodness. Nice to see both of you.

Audra: Nice to see you, sir. Everything’s on schedule. The press release will hit the news soon.

Victor: Excellent.

Kyle: You should know, I already told my father about what’s going down. Figured he would find out soon enough. I imagine my mother probably knows now, too.

Victor: Now, I have leased a suite of offices for both of you to work out of. Although, I assume you’ll spend most of your time in Paris?

Kyle: Yeah. Audra and I were just discussing that.

Victor: And?

Audra: We think it will be a better use of our time and talents if we split up the duties of co-CEOs.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Victor: Explain to me how that would work.

Kyle: Well, the goal is to relocate Glissade to Genoa City, correct?

Victor: Oh, but you first have to consolidate all of the satellite companies into one entity. That’s going to take effort, and time.

Kyle: It will, but that’s why we think having boots on the ground both here and in Paris makes sense for us. Audra already knows the players in Paris, so she’ll handle that. And meanwhile, I will handle getting ready for the relocation here.

Victor: But I’d assumed the two of you would be working together, as a team.

Audra: And we will be, Victor. We’ll just be doing it on different continents.

Sally: So, any new news on Connor’s inpatient status? How long does he have to be there?

Adam: Oh, it, um, it depends. He was still struggling this morning, so they’re probably going to keep him for another day or two. It’s usually a minimum of 72 hours, but it could also be weeks.

Sally: And when you say struggling, is he still hurting himself?

Adam: We– we haven’t really been given any specifics. But the way that I understand it is, the whole reason he’s in lockdown is so they can keep an eye on him. Make sure there’s no more physical harm.

Chelsea: Deciding to come home, it, um, it was agony.

Billy: I hope Adam didn’t push you into that decision.

Chelsea: No. No, we, um, we were both just torn about what to do.

Billy: I just feel awful. For Connor. And for you, of course. I mean, you– you said that the positive trip is– is part of what triggered him and made him act this way. How does that work?

Chelsea: The OCD was punishing him for having a good time with us.

Billy: I mean, I just don’t understand how that happens. I– I– It’s hard to grasp.

Chelsea: Tell me about it. It started to make more sense when the doctors explained it to us, though. Because we were having a great time. We were seeming like a normal family again. You know, we went for a long walk around the harbor, and Adam and Connor were kicking around a soccer ball, and we were really talking about everything. Connor was discussing, you know, his treatment, and all the strides he– he’s been making, and then he said, um…

Billy: It’s okay. Just take your time.

Chelsea: He said, um, he was really proud of himself, because he had eaten a new food. Now, to someone else, maybe that’s not a big deal. But to Connor, why, that’s– that’s conquering his fears. He was doing great, and he was getting better. And then, it all fell apart.

Adam: You know, maybe it was a mistake to– to go there.

Sally: But the doctors cleared it, Adam. They obviously thought that Connor was ready.

Adam: I know, but we were pushing them to see him. It was selfish. We were thinking more about our needs than his. You know, it just would have been better all the way around if I would have just stayed home.

Sally: What did the doctors think?

Adam: Well, they think it could actually be a positive thing. Since his OCD doesn’t have a grip on Connor anymore, it has to fight back with everything that it has.

Sally: And you don’t think it could be that?

Adam: I don’t know. I don’t know anything anymore.

Billy: How can I help?

Chelsea: I wish I had an answer for you, Billy.

Billy: You know that I’ll do whatever it takes. You know that.

Chelsea: I do know. You’ve been there for me through everything, and I’m so grateful for you.

Billy: How’s Adam handling this? I’m assuming not well. I just hope he’s not taking this out on you.

Sally: I wish I’d gone with you. At least I would have been able to help you through all this.

Adam: I– I do too.

Sally: How were things between you and Chelsea? I know that she can go off on tangents, and be a little difficult to deal with sometimes, but I hope that you guys were able to support one another, and find some comfort in each other through all this.

Diane: Thanks. You know, I ran into Kyle having a drink with Audra the other day, and I didn’t like what I saw, and I tried to warn him about her.

Jack: Was this after you fired him?

Diane: No, it was a few days before, actually. I mean, he claimed it was nothing. But then Audra made some cryptic remark about keeping an open mind. Could she have been trying to recruit him already?

Jack: And firing him just pushed him to say yes.

Diane: She seems devious enough to take advantage of a situation like that.

Jack: Now, what doesn’t make sense to me is that he already sold her out before, when she and Tucker were trying to recruit him months ago. Why would she want to team up with him again?

Diane: I don’t know. Maybe she admired him for trying to take Tucker down?

Jack: No, no, no. I think this is far more strategic than that. This– Maybe she’s not the one calling the shots.

Diane: The mystery investor?

Jack: Who would benefit from something like this? Creating a scenario where our son becomes our competition, drives a bigger wedge between us and the rest of the family. We can’t blame Tucker anymore. Now, who would have the motive and the means to create this kind of a nightmare?

Diane: I don’t even want to say his name out loud.

Jack: I’ll say it for you. Victor Newman.

Victor: We’ll discuss the separation of your duties at a later time, all right? Meanwhile…

Kyle: What’s this?

Victor: That’s the address where you can pick up the keys for the suites.

Kyle: I’m on it.

Victor: Why don’t you take a look at the offices while I have a– a word with Audra?

Kyle: Uh, does it have to be now?

Victor: Yes.

Kyle: Yes, sir.

Victor: Thank you. Please have a seat.

Audra: Of course.

Victor: I need to warn you about something.

Audra: Okay.

Victor: Kyle wonders if you will be able to pull your weight in this endeavor. He thinks you need to prove yourself.

Audra: I have to prove something?

Victor: He seems to think that two executives are one more than necessary.

Audra: He said that to you?

Victor: He said, “Why do we need Audra?”

Diane: Do you really think Victor’s behind this?

Jack: It would explain his sudden interest in Kyle’s future.

Diane: But this seems extreme, even for Victor.

Jack: No, this is classic Victor. The powerful puppet master pulling all the strings.

Diane: True, but Newman hasn’t been in the cosmetics business for years. I mean, would he really go out and buy a company, just to give Kyle a job and stick it to you?

Jack: Now, keep in mind, he’s sticking it to Tucker as well by bringing Audra on board. No, this is classic Victor. He’s taking care of both of his enemies with one grand gesture.

Diane: And he’s using our son as a weapon.

Jack: Because he knows it would drive me crazy. God, we’ve been here before, luring Kyle away from his family. I should have seen this coming.

Diane: And you know what set him off? You and Nikki.

Nikki: Oh, my God. Did you just get this, too?

Victoria: Yeah, I got it.

Claire: Got what?

Victoria: “Breaking news, Kyle Abbott and Audra Charles take over Glissade from Tucker McCall.”

Claire: That’s pretty big. Good for Kyle.

Nikki: You don’t seem very surprised.

Claire: Really? I’m not. Kyle told me last night, and he asked me not to share it with anyone.

Nikki: He must trust you very much to tell you something like that.

Claire: I guess so. I hadn’t really thought about it. We were just talking.

Victoria: But why would Kyle make a move like this? Glissade would be a head-to-head competitor with Jabot. That’s not going to make Jack very happy.

Nikki: No, it is not.

Jack: Well, now it’s official.

Diane: And no mention of the mystery investor.

Jack: None. And nobody should be surprised. Victor is a genius at covering his tracks, at keeping his fingerprints off his dirty work.

Diane: Damn him. This is just one more side effect of you trying to get Nikki sober. I mean, talk about your grand gestures.

Jack: Could we not go there right now?

Diane: But it’s true, isn’t it? I mean, Jack, things were pretty calm between you and Victor before you decided to save Nikki and almost kill yourself in the process.

Jack: Which you remind me of every chance you get. Victor doesn’t need a reason to come after me. Anything will work. You should know that of all people. And if he’s using that as his reason now, my impulsive, ill-advised, stupid, wrong choice to help Nikki keep from killing herself, then I will live with that.

Diane: I’m sorry.

Jack: I’m sorry, too. I was wrong.

Diane: And I’ve forgiven you. And– really, I have. I’m– I’m blaming you when I’m just as responsible for not making things work with Kyle at work. I mean, that’s– that’s who I’m really angry at, myself.

Jack: The only person who’s responsible is Victor Newman. And I’m gonna find out what he’s up to.

Diane: You think there’s more?

Jack: There is always more with him.

Diane: Well, be careful.

Jack: Maybe you should warn him.

[ Diane sighing ]

Kyle: Hello, ladies.

Victoria: Hello.

Nikki: Hi.

Victoria: So, uh, we hear, uh, congratulations are in order. We just saw the news.

Kyle: Ah, yeah. Thanks.

Victoria: It’s pretty sudden. Doubt many people saw this coming.

Kyle: Well, it’s been in the works for a while, but kind of sped up at the end.

Nikki: What do your parents think about this?

Kyle: Uh, we haven’t really spoken much about it.

Nikki: Well, seeing as you are about to be direct competitors, I’m sure some sort of conversation will be taking place soon.

Kyle: Yeah, it was such a golden opportunity for me. They understand why I couldn’t pass it up.

Claire: I’m happy for you, Kyle.

Kyle: Thanks, Claire. Hey, um, would you mind if I had a word with you for a minute alone?

Claire: Sure.

Kyle: Just some, uh, playdate scheduling for Harrison. It’ll only be a moment.

Victoria: Take your time.

Kyle: Thanks.

Victoria: Don’t say it. Don’t even think it.

Nikki: What? What am I thinking?

Victoria: Exactly the same thing that I am.

Claire: I’m guessing this isn’t really about Harrison.

Kyle: It’s not. I just want to thank you for not mentioning my family drama in front of your mom and Nikki.

Claire: Wasn’t my news to tell.

Kyle: Yeah, but still, I appreciate it. I want to keep this as professional as possible.

Claire: Kyle… is there… is there something going on between you and my grandpa?

Kyle: No. Why do you ask?

Claire: He warned me to be careful around you.

Victor: Interesting.

Audra: What?

Victor: Your reaction to what I said about your co-CEO.

Audra: I expected it, Victor.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Audra: Well, Kyle and I have a rocky history, as you well know. But we’ve made our peace with it and we’re ready to move forward.

Victor: Good. So, while you’re working in Paris, I will keep an eye on things around here. Just in case.

Audra: Well, I appreciate you going to bat for me. I’m grateful for the chance. I won’t let you down.

Victor: I didn’t tell you about Kyle to earn your gratitude. I told you about him so that you can watch your back.

Audra: I will. I never trust anyone a hundred percent. Makes me curious, though.

Victor: About what?

Audra: Do you trust Kyle?

Victor: Let me put it this way. I think he’s very gifted, but very ambitious. He wants to prove something to his father.

Audra: Well, that motivation can be a strength.

Victor: It can also be a weakness. However, I know that he will work his behind off to make Glissade a massive success.

Audra: But?

Victor: I never trust anyone completely. I always hedge my bets.

Kyle: Victor warned you about me.

Claire: Pretty clearly.

Kyle: Why would he do that? Wha– what did he say?

Claire: He said you had a lot going on in your life right now. He didn’t want me getting caught up in the middle of it.

Kyle: I don’t know why he would do that. Especially now.

Claire: What?

Kyle: Um, yeah, no– nothing. It doesn’t matter. Um… You know, it– it’s just that I’ve grown closer with Victor lately, and I’ve shared with him what’s going on with my parents, and my new job, so…

Claire: That’s probably where it’s coming from, then.

Kyle: Yeah. Yeah, uh, probably. Um… Look, Claire, I want you to know that I genuinely like you. I would never hurt one of my son’s favorite people.

Claire: I never doubted that for a minute.

Kyle: So, you’re not reconsidering the nanny position?

Claire: Not at all.

Kyle: Good. That makes me happy.

[ both chuckling ]

Audra: Hello there.

Kyle: Hey, how did you know where I was?

Audra: I just followed the breadcrumbs. Hi, Claire. It’s so nice to see you again.

Claire: Hi, Audra. Congratulations on the new company. I just heard the good news.

Audra: Yeah, it seems we, uh– We’ve both come a long way since working at Newman Media.

Claire: Yes. I’m a very different person now.

Audra: Well, that’s certainly good to know.

Kyle: Oh, um, I almost forgot. I need you to pick up Harrison early from camp today for his doctor’s appointment.

Claire: Summer already texted me about it. I’m on it.

Kyle: Thanks.

Audra: Did you, uh, pick up the keys to the offices yet?

Kyle: Not yet. I was on my way. Should we go together?

Audra: Yes, we shouldn’t waste any more time getting to work.

Kyle: See you back at the house.

Claire: Yeah, Harrison and I’ll be there.

Audra: Oh.

Claire: Bye, Audra. I sure hope you two don’t have to fight over the corner office.

Audra: Yeah, it’s– it’s not a contest. Come on.

Kyle: So, what were you saying about Victor?

Audra: Nothing important.

Kyle: If you say so.

Audra: Don’t get all paranoid on me, Kyle.

Kyle: Hm.

Audra: Life is good. We’re winning. Let’s go check out those new offices.

Kyle: Um, actually, I– there’s something I need to take care of first. I’ll meet you there.

Sally: Adam? Is everything okay between you and Chelsea?

[ Chelsea panting ]

Adam: Why do you ask?

Sally: Well, when I brought up her name just now, you suddenly got quiet, which leads me to believe that maybe something happened?

Adam: Oh. I’m sorry. I…

Sally: Oh, hey, don’t apologize. I know how hard this has been for both of you.

Adam: That’s probably what you’re picking up on. I’m just… I’m distracted. I’m worried about all this.

Sally: Yeah. It just feels like it’s more.

Adam: No, it’s not.

Sally: Listen, I– I know that I’ve been singing your praises about leaning on each other, and– and maybe I was wrong to do that.

Adam: Why would you say that?

Sally: Well, because it just puts a lot of pressure on you two to get along, and it’s like I’m pushing you towards each other.

Adam: No, you– you haven’t.

[ Sally sighing ]

Sally: Okay, look. I know that sometimes stress can bring up old issues. So, if you two are fighting again, you can tell me. I’m not gonna judge.

Adam: It isn’t, Sally. That part is fine. Chelsea and I, we are… We’re good. There’s no problem at all.

Sally: Well, I’m glad. Because Connor needs both of you pulling together for him.

Billy: Have you eaten anything since you got back?

Chelsea: I’m not hungry.

Billy: Well, might make you feel better.

Chelsea: I don’t think anything could make me feel better.

Billy: Look, you gotta keep your strength, Chels. For you and for Connor. This is gonna be a battle. There’s no doubt about that. But I guarantee you, Connor’s gonna be okay.

Chelsea: But you can’t guarantee that, Billy. No one can. The doctors can’t even guarantee it.

Billy: I get that. And look, of course, I don’t have a magic wand, but I know one thing. You are not a quitter. And you’re gonna do everything in your power to make sure that you are there for your son. There’s no doubt about that. But you’re gonna have a better chance of doing that if your blood sugar’s not all out of whack, okay? Humor me. Let’s go get some breakfast.

Chelsea: Okay.

Billy: Okay? Come here.

[ Chelsea sighing ]

Billy: Thank you very much.

Chelsea: I hope you don’t mind. I just want to leave this here in case one of Connor’s doctors call.

Billy: Yeah, of course. It makes total sense. Like I said, anything you need, okay? I got you.

Chelsea: Thank you. Well, you can distract me.

Billy: Distract you? How am I– how am I gonna do that?

Chelsea: Conversation. Gossip. Oh, you can tell me about Johnny and Katie. They’re home from school, right?

Billy: They are. They are home, yeah. I can fill you in on how it’s going with their new sister, Claire.

Chelsea: Oh, that’s right. I totally forgot. So, Johnny has found out about two new siblings this year?

Billy: Yeah.

Chelsea: How’s he handling that?

Billy: Like a champ. You know him, making inappropriate comments about her crazy aunt.

Chelsea: Oh, dear.

Billy: Yeah. But, uh, you know, Claire handled it well. She rolled with it.

Chelsea: And what about Katie? Is she excited to have a big sister?

Billy: Excited? Not the word I would use, no.

Chelsea: She’s having a hard time.

Billy: Yeah. She’s being a little bit prickly about the whole situation.

Chelsea: Well, that’s a lot to take in.

Billy: Yeah, it is. Victoria’s having to handle the moodiness and everything else, but, uh, I know Katie. She’ll come around.

Chelsea: Yeah, I don’t know. With kids, it’s– it’s not really so much about coming around, you know? Learning that you have a sibling you didn’t know about, that’s a big deal. You just have to give her time, you know, and space, and support. You’ve got to give her a lot of support, and– and make sure she doesn’t feel alone in all this.

Billy: Of course. You’re right. Hey, why don’t we have a bite to eat, okay? Then, I can take you home and tuck you in and you can get some rest. Take a look, see if anything, uh, looks appetizing.

Chelsea: You know what? To be honest with you, I’m so sorry. Nothing really looks appetizing right now. I know we came all this way. I think I just need to rest.

Billy: Okay, that’s fine.

Chelsea: I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night, and, um, I think I should just go home and I’ll make sure I eat later.

Billy: Okay. I– I’ll take you home.

Chelsea: I really appreciate it. I’m sorry.

Billy: It’s okay. We’ll stop, and we’ll get you some groceries, and, you know, get you all settled in.

Chelsea: You’re amazing. I don’t deserve you.

Billy: You’re stuck with me, okay? At least for as long as you want me around, which I hope is forever.

Sally: What do you want to do today?

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Honestly, doing nothing at all sounds pretty good right now.

Sally: Okay. Then, I will stay here and we can do nothing together.

Adam: Mm. What about work?

Sally: Chloe can cover for a couple hours. What?

Adam: You are so patient with me. You are so generous.

Sally: Well, we’ve… We’ve been through a lot together, Adam. And now that we actually are together, I know that we can get through this, too.

Kyle: Hello.

Diane: Well, I didn’t expect to see you here. Are you here to steal corporate secrets for your new job? Should I call security?

Kyle: Oh, that won’t be necessary. Jabot doesn’t have anything I need.

Diane: You sound awfully confident.

Kyle: That’s because I am.

Diane: Well, should I show you the sales figures, so you know how high a mountain you need to climb?

Kyle: You know, Glissade may not win tomorrow, but we will eventually. Having young, dynamic leadership goes a long way in this day and age.

Diane: Ah, youth. Hm. That, plus having access to all of Jabot’s marketing and research over the last several years.

Kyle: You know, I’ve actually found Jabot’s marketing to be kind of dated. I mean, you would know that if you listened to any of my suggestions.

Diane: I don’t want to do this.

Kyle: Do what?

Diane: This back-and-forth, this tit-for-tat. Kyle, you’re my son. And I love you more than anything in this world. But right now, I am really angry at you.

Kyle: Yeah, no kidding. I never could have guessed. So, um, where’s Dad?

Diane: Are you really not going to talk to me at all about what you’ve done?

Kyle: Oh, I think all the talking is over. We both know where we stand.

Diane: Then, why are you here? Hm? What do you want?

Kyle: I suppose you could say I came to pack up my desk or bury the hatchet, no hard feelings, all that stuff. But really, I’m just here to see how you and Dad are taking the Glissade news.

Diane: Oh, so you’re here to gloat, in other words.

Kyle: Well, you can call it that if you want, but I wouldn’t.

Diane: Kyle, this is breaking your father’s heart, and mine. Do you really not care about that at all?

Jack: Victor?

Victor: What are you doing in here?

Jack: I warned you. My family is off limits!

Victoria: So, what do you think Dad was really up to, warning Claire about Kyle?

Nikki: I think it’s all about the fact that Kyle is an Abbott, and your father doesn’t want any Newman involved with them.

Victoria: You know, talking about this has made me realize something.

Nikki: What’s that?

Victoria: Claire is a Newman.

Nikki: Yes, of course she is.

Victoria: So… she should be a Newman.

Nikki: I’m not sure I’m following you.

Victoria: Mom, I’m talking about Claire’s last name. Yeah, a while ago, Cole and I talked about her changing her last name to Newman, but we just never brought it up to her. I don’t know if that’s even something that Claire would want, honestly.

Claire: I would want to do what, Mom?

Victoria: Look, you don’t have to say yes right now. You don’t have to decide at all right now, but have you ever thought about changing your last name? You are a Newman and we’re your family. So, what do you think? Would you want to make it official?

Diane: Are you really so angry with us that you would go out and build a rival company, just to take a shot at your father, when you know it will hurt him the most?

Kyle: Well, uh, most fathers, most parents, want their children to succeed.

Diane: And you believe we don’t?

Kyle: Yeah, as long as it’s on your terms. As long as I don’t reach too high, or ask for too much, before I get my hand slapped like an insubordinate little boy.

Diane: Oh, come on, Kyle. What you’re doing is much more than insubordination.

Kyle: According to you.

Diane: You are going after the company that your family built.

Kyle: The company I was supposed to inherit.

Diane: And you still can. If you would just stop this nonsense.

Kyle: Oh, that’s what my ambition is to you, huh? Nonsense?

Diane: Yes, when it makes you hurt your father, when he would give his life for you? I’m– I am sorry. I can’t condone it.

Kyle: Well, luckily I don’t need your approval anymore.

Diane: Kyle, listen to me. This is not who you are. You are better than this.

Kyle: I will prove to you my worth the only way that either of you understand. I will beat you at your own game, and I will work 24/7 to do just that.

Diane: We do know your worth.

Kyle: Hm.

Diane: We always have. You’re our son. We love you. Even now. Even when we we’re so angry at you. Even when you were making foolish decisions. Our love is unconditional.

Kyle: Seems pretty damn conditional to me.

[ Diane sighing ] Tell Dad I stopped by.

Victor: Well, are you ready to throw another chair through the window?

Jack: I told you, you want to take me on, take me on. You leave my family out of this.

Victor: Get out.

Jack: I’m not going anywhere. I know exactly what you’re doing here. You are the mystery investor. You’re the one who bought Glissade out from under Tucker, and now you’re using my son to get back at me.

Victor: That’s nonsense.

Jack: You know it’s not.

Victor: Some more grandstanding? Is that what you’re doing?

Jack: This is a promise. You will pay for this.

Victor: Why don’t you face the truth? You’re a lousy father to your son Kyle. Now, you’re paying for that. Now, you’re dealing with the consequences.

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[ Fireworks popping ] It’s amazing how much more elaborate fireworks are since I was a kid. I’ve never seen one that looks like rain before. [ Popping continues ] I’m your son. I’m sorry. What did you say? Mac, you’re — you’re my father. So you say you’re just asking questions. But isn’t that just a signal to your handpicked DA Robert Scorpio so that he can take the onus off of you? Robert Scorpio holds an elected office. He doesn’t answer to me. Even if Robert doesn’t petition to reopen the case, some enterprising defense attorney looking to make a name for themselves absolutely will. But that’s your goal, isn’t it? What? I-I’m sorry. My goal is to see that justice is served. I am also living up to an oath. Now, look. If new evidence comes to light after a conviction, the guilty party has the right to have their case reexamined. And if a mayor is indifferent to crimes committed by a family member, the people in her city absolutely have a right to ask questions, no matter how much you wish that we wouldn’t. Curtis is right. You’re gonna be spending a lot more time together at Aurora, and I think it’s best that we try to remove as much awkwardness as possible. Good. I know that we’ve had our problems, Michael, and I’ve done a lot of things to harm our relationship, and I truly regret it. But because of Drew and Willow’s big heart, I feel like I’m getting a second chance to make things right. [ Fireworks popping ]

I-I am so sorry. Why are you sorry? Because we — I shouldn’t have done that. Why did I do that? Willow, Willow, it’s — it’s okay. No, it’s not. It was just one kiss. I am married to your nephew, who I love, by the way. Yeah. No. I-I — Nobody’s questioning that, least of all me. Now I’ve put you in this hugely uncomfortable position. Yeah, the uncle-nephew thing makes it a little bit more complicated. I’m sorry. I-I’m just — I’m just trying to make you smile here. Look. We gave in to a random impulse. Doesn’t have to mean anything more than that. I just… What? I’m starting to wonder if it was completely random. On my part, at least. Are we being honest here? I guess so. ‘Cause in a different world, with vastly different circumstances… I really think there could have been something between us. How do you know? I ran a DNA test. Which said you and I weren’t father and son. That’s, uh — That’s the part I lied about. Why? The reason sounds — sounds so stupid now. Tell me anyway. Okay, well, you remember all that stuff with the Ice Princess necklace going down on that ship in Greenland? Yeah. Well, I had a claim to the necklace, but in order to file damages, I had to [Sighs] sign an affidavit swearing I was Leopold Taub’s son. Which, by that time, I’m assuming you knew to be false? But you signed it anyway. Yeah. Yeah. So, you know, fraud, prison, all that stuff. You kept this secret out of greed? I’m not proud of it. You found out over a year ago. Yeah. And in all that time — in all that time, I’ve done everything I possibly could to reach out to you. I’ve opened my family to you. I’ve opened my heart to you. I know. And at every turn, you slammed the door in my face. Finally have the boathouse to ourselves. And we deserve it after wrangling all those kids. We sure do. To you. [ Bottles clink ] To me? What did I do? You spent your day off from lifeguarding at the Metro Court lifeguarding at the Quartermaines’ instead. Well… Blessings. It’s a small price to pay. It is a really pretty setup, though, living here. Yeah, it is. And our rent is more than fair. And, I mean, we have full run of the place. And it really pays having your doting big brother as the landlord. How does that work, by the way? How does what work? It’s Monica’s house. But next to her, isn’t Tracy the senior Quartermaine? And then Ned and then Olivia. And Olivia seems to be the one who runs the house. So why did Michael get to decide that we could rent the apartment? Well, Michael is Monica’s grandson. Ohh. Mm-hmm. So he is a direct descendant of the owner. Mm-hmm. This is like the War of Roses. [ Chuckles ] Pretty much. You know the Quartermaines. They’re always at war with one another. Um, but anyway, Monica gave responsibility of overseeing the house to Michael because Michael’s a businessman and responsible, and Olivia oversees housekeeping and the staff. So lucky us, Michael gets to decide who lives in the apartment. Hm. Well, then I congratulate you for your good taste in brothers, and I congratulate myself in good taste in roommates, I will cheers to that. [ Both laugh ] [ Bottles clink ] Before we move forward, let me be clear. Your family business is your business, and I’m not trying to intrude. This is strictly about Aurora and how to move the company forward. I… agree. I will, uh, try for the sake of the company. But previous attempts for me and Nina to reach a truce has not ended well, and I own my part in that. I haven’t been willing to trust Nina, but she hasn’t really given me much of a reason to. I know that I’ve broken too many promises to count, Michael, and I don’t expect you to accept my apology on face value. But there’s something that you can believe in, and that’s my motivation behind my desire to make peace. Which is? My own self-interest. You have the right, along with any other citizen in Port Charles, to ask all the questions you want. But I’d like to be clear about something. I am not indifferent to Heather’s crimes. New evidence has come to light about why she may have committed them. Heather already pled guilty. I’m not okay with some sort of “friends and family” discounted sentence. That is not what’s happening here. If Heather’s case is to be reopened, and no one is saying that it will be, it would be up to the court to review it, just as they would for anyone else in Heather’s situation. Anyone else? Heather isn’t “anyone else.” She murdered five people. And if given the chance, she will do it again, Laura. We don’t know that. Okay, let’s go there. Let’s say Heather goes free and she goes after Trina. What are you gonna do? You gonna admit you’re wrong after the fact? No, this is my kid that we’re talking about here, and I will not stand for this. more than anything in this world is to have a relationship with my daughter and her children. And if I continue to be at odds with you, that won’t happen. So that’s motivation enough. But on top of all that, I love my job at Crimson, especially after the stint at The Invader, and I would be an idiot if I continued to antagonize Aurora’s CEO. Look, I realize you’re both — you both share a family, and not always comfortably. But I’ve also realized in the last month or so that you share similar work ethic. You’re both professionals. You’re both damn good at what you do. Your work is interdependent. The simple fact is… you guys need each other. And Aurora needs you both. Yeah, I’m starting to believe that, too. You really are? I’m — I’m willing to put down the past and focus on the here and now. And hopefully the future. And look, it doesn’t just apply to Aurora. Yes, I’m committed to the company and I want it to succeed. But I am a husband and a father, and I don’t want Willow feeling torn. So whatever she decides regarding you, I’m on board, because my top priority is always Willow’s happiness. You can defend Heather’s rights so easily, knowing that she won’t come after your family. I don’t have that luxury. The law is for everyone, Portia. Even people we don’t like. Did you just say “don’t like”? Okay, then people we hate. This is not about the law, Laura. This is about you feeling bad keeping one of your family members locked up. That’s not true. You are uncomfortable. And sitting in discomfort, it’s hard. Well, so is fearing for your daughter’s life. Has anyone seen Aiden? Oh, sorry. I’m obviously interrupting. You got your backup here. Oh, come on. She’s here just in time to take your side.

I’m sorry. That — That was a, uh — That was a rotten thing to say. That if we’d met someplace else, under vastly different circumstances, that we might have… meant something to each other? That’s — That doesn’t sound so rotten. It’s just a trap to think about things that might have been, you know, ’cause it’s not real. The people in “might have been,” they don’t mess up. They say and do all the right things. They don’t doubt their choices. The only way that you and I were gonna meet is the way that we did, and — and when we did, you were already in love with Michael. And I-I do love him so much. That’s why I-I can’t believe what I did. Willow, I was right there with you. Please d-don’t put all this on you. I just don’t know what I’m doing. Hey. Hey, listen, we — we just — Look, we just had a couple drinks and — and we got caught up in — in — in the fireworks and in the proximity and probably a little bit of election enthusiasm. I don’t know. I just — Things happen. It’s not the end of the world. Not even the end of the day. It happened. It’s over. It’ll never happen again. Ever. You see, we’re already on the same page. Well, what a coincidence. Us too.

I think we’re gonna be able to see the fireworks from the country club soon. Mm. Gio, hey! Hey. How was the concert? It was really good. Uh, my Aunt Lois said that there’s food in the house if anyone’s hungry. Oh, boy. I’m still so full. Yeah, me too. Why don’t you have a beer? Thanks. How was the barbecue? It was very eventful. In a good way, bad way? In a good way. Uh, Drew Quartermaine announced that he’s running for Congress. I thought he was Drew Cain. He was about 24 hours ago. According to my dad, Quartermaine has a higher recognition factor. [ Sarcastically ] No, I never would have guessed. So he brought a bunch of people back to the house, including the mayor and another congressman. But it wasn’t all business. There were friends and family here. But my Uncle Sonny wasn’t here, right? No, I-I didn’t see him. Why wasn’t he invited? Well, maybe he was and then couldn’t come. I don’t know. You’d have to ask the Quartermaines. I wanted to be your son, Mac. I… I wanted to be a part of your family. You have an interesting way of showing it. I wanted to — I wanted to tell you. I just didn’t know how. So you decided to actively lie. Like I said, I’m not — I’m not proud of it, Mac. You know what upsets me the most? I would imagine the list is long. I hate that you couldn’t be honest with me. Or you felt you couldn’t be. Mac, no, it wasn’t because of you. [ Stammers ] The worst part, Cody, is that you lied to Felicia. And Maxie and Georgie. You lied to James and Bailey Lou. Everyone you keep claiming you give a damn about. I-I do give a damn about them. I love those guys. You don’t give a damn about them. You know why? If you gave a damn, you wouldn’t treat them like that. Does it help at all that this has been killing me? No. No, it doesn’t help me. That I’m eternally sorry, Mac? It doesn’t help at all, Cody, because I don’t trust you. For all I know, you being sorry [Sobs] is just another lie.

in-law, right? Well, technically, yes, but that’s a — Of course you’re gonna agree with Laura. This conversation is over. Okay, okay, fine. But let me leave you with this. Heather Webber is a serial killer. And there’s every reason to believe that Trina was her real target. You think I’m gonna allow her to be placed at risk again? You continue this campaign to set Heather free, and I promise you this next conversation that you and I have, oh, it’s gonna be in public.

We’re not interrupting, are we? No. Not at all. Curtis: Good. No, no, we were just, uh — we were just watching the fireworks, talking a little politics. Yeah, which you’ll be doing a lot more of with this campaign ahead of you. Drew: Yeah. [ Claps ] So what’s up? You said something about being on the same page. Yeah, we just had an impromptu meeting about Aurora. And? Michael and I have agreed to put aside our differences and move forward. Yes, it’s counterproductive to keep rehashing old grievances. So, uh, yeah, it’s — it’s time to move forward. So you’ll be happy to know that Aurora is in capable and cooperative hands. No infighting or backstabbing. Or secrets. Everything aboveboard and all of our agendas put to bed. Wow, that — that is such a relief to hear. It really is. Yeah, it feels like the, uh — the beginning of a whole new era, doesn’t it? Like a…clean slate. With endless possibilities. So, how did it all come about? Well, talk to the head of the Wellness Division. You know, it occurred to me, while you’re on the campaign trail, in order for things to move smoothly, I think the CFO and the editor in chief of Crimson should be able to stay in the same room for more than two minutes at a time. Mm. Curtis, I need to go home. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Portia so angry. Yeah. I understand how she feels. She went through hell with Heather and then Esme, and she is genuinely concerned for her daughter. Yes, but Esme’s gone. And as strange as it is, Heather’s situation has changed. Oh, thank God you can see that. Portia can’t at all. A-And it — it surprises me. Why, because she’s a doctor? Yes, she knows. She knows that Heather was sick. She knows what caused it. She knows what the medical ramifications of it are. She was right there with all of us as we were trying to figure it all out, you know? But she won’t even consider the possibility that once the faulty hip has been taken out and the poison has left her body that perhaps — perhaps Heather is no longer as dangerous. But, Laura… Laura, it’s easier for you to see the possibility that Heather has changed and she’s not a threat. All Portia sees is the monster who tried to hurt her child. It’s kind of like my experience with Franco. I was able to look past what the brain tumor made him do. But the victims of Franco the serial killer, they couldn’t. And they certainly never forgave him. Do you think it’ll be the same way with Portia? I hope not. I hope she realizes that you’re not trying to set Heather free, that you’re just asking questions only a court can answer. And it’s not up to you or me or Portia to decide what happens to Heather. That’s why we have laws in place. And it’s supposed to be justice for all. Oh, my goodness, this is all I’ve been saying. Thank you for being able to hear it. Thank you. Now, you go along and you find Aiden and you guys get on home. Not before I give you this. Oh, it’s okay, really. [ Crying ] And tell you that I’m proud of you. And so are your grandkids. Thank you. [ Exhales sharply ] Oh, good. You’re here. Hey, have you seen James’s new riding gloves? He said he left them behind on accident, and he needs them for his next lesson, which he is obsessed with, by the way. He keeps asking me to come by and watch. Maxie. Well, he’s asking everyone to watch. He even asked the grocery bagger at the store the other day. Maxie. You might need to get some stadium seating. Maxie! Yeah, what’s up? I don’t think that I should keep giving James riding lessons. Why not? Did he say something or do something? Because I can talk to him. No. No, no, no. No no. It’s — It’s nothing like that. Cody, you cannot take these lessons away from me. It’s my only leverage. James will clean his room and help with the dishes as long as he gets to come to the stables. Mac’s furious with me. Mac? My Mac? That doesn’t sound like him. Yeah, well, uh… actually, it’s our Mac. Please explain. I’ve been lying to all of you for a while now. Everyone was right. I am Mac’s son. But the DNA test… Yeah, I told you, I lied. You? And Mac. I mean, I can see it. I can totally see it. But you lied. And now Mac knows the truth? I told him tonight. And to say that he is not happy would be a massive understatement. You know, this is my first boathouse party. Well, hopefully not your last. You ladies keep inviting me, I’ll keep showing up. Oh, we will. So, what do you normally do for the Fourth? [ Exhales deeply ] We have this huge block party in Bensonhurst. The Cerullos, Falconeris. [ Chuckles ] And everybody within a 10-block radius. Everyone within a 10-block radius is a Cerullo or a Falconeri. Of course. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but not much. These are big Italian families. For every one kid who grows up, moves out of town, there are three kids who stay in the neighborhood. Not to mention all the cousins who come from Italy, like my mom. Your mom’s Italian? Like, from Italy, Italian? She was. Yeah. She always used to tell me that one of her proudest moments was officially becoming an American citizen, that I should never, ever take it for granted. So I never do. Neither do any of my relatives, which is why the Fourth of July is such a big deal. Wow. I love that, that it’s not just an excuse to have a picnic or fireworks, that it means something to your family. Is everything okay? Look, I’m sorry to barge in, but I really need to go home. Okay, that’s what we’ll do. Um, Drew, congratulations again. The future looks bright, man. Thank you so much. Yeah, I hope so. Drew, you want my vote? I’m gonna need you to pledge to keep Heather Webber in prison where she belongs, no matter what our mayor has to say.

Well, that was, uh… Yeah. Portia’s a mom. She’s entitled to her feelings. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. We’ll, um — We’ll go with that. I’m exhausted. Should we round everyone up? Well, the kids are staying here, so we can head back to the gatehouse whenever you’re ready. Ready. Okay. Good night. Good night. Good night. I’m really happy that you and Michael have made up and that you’re helping Drew with his campaign. It’s nice being on the same side again. I couldn’t agree more.

[ Chuckles ] There you are. I’ve been looking everywhere. You found me. What’s wrong? Cody’s my son. N-No, he’s not. Yes, he is. No, he can’t be. I did my own DNA test. I’ll give you the details later. Well, Cody must have found out and doctored the results. Better than the first paternity test, I guess, Where he just straight-up lied. How do you know this? Cody told me. He confessed at the stables not 45 minutes ago. And he’s known all this time? And he’s never said a word. Just gave me some convoluted excuse, but I was barely listening. Mac, this is — How do you feel? I’m furious! I have a son. I have a son. He knew it. And he lied about it on purpose. [ Exhales sharply ] You were right about him. You were right about Cody. He’s nothing but a grifter. A grifter who has some agenda, some reason that this had to come to light now. Come on. You don’t think he came clean because he needs a kidney or some points removed from his driver’s license. Well, I can’t think of another reason. Can you? e Cody doesn’t need an internal organ. I’m guessing not. But I’m telling you, Felicia — I’m telling you, that kid’s coming at me from some kind of angle, and I’m not having it. That kid is your kid. On paper only. Well, I think it’s Cody’s loss for him to not recognize a beautiful thing that’s right in front of him. Well, it’s sad, really. I would have welcomed him into the family. You did welcome him. It would have taken some adjusting. You don’t just become someone’s dad. I would have found a way to love him. Of course you would. Why are we talking about this now? It’s too late for that. Hold on a second, ’cause I feel like my brain is melting. You — Wait. Why did you lie? I mean, Mac is, like, hands down, the best father in the whole world. Why — Why wouldn’t you want to be his son? Uh, at first I thought that I wanted money more than I wanted a family. I know, I know. Pathetic. And by the time I changed my mind, the lie had been going on so long, I didn’t know how to take it back. You tell the truth. That’s easy for you to say. I was afraid that Mac would hate me. And guess what. I was right. No, Cody, Mac is upset. He doesn’t hate you. Anyways, um, I just want — want you to know I’m really sorry I messed all this up, because you guys are all — I mean, you’re a really terrific family. Uh, yeah, we are. Especially me. I am a fantastic sister. You do know we’re not related, right? Yeah, by blood or whatever, but Mac is my father in every way that counts. And that kind of makes you my brother and my kids your nieces and nephew. I have really loved teaching James how to ride. Not as much as he’s loved being your student. And when he finds out you’re Mac’s son, he’s gonna be over the moon. Might hold off on telling him, at least till after you’ve talked to Mac. I just want you to know that James is — He’s a really, really smart kid. And he — he’s actually — he is a good rider. I mean, it wasn’t much of a jump the other day that he went over, but he stayed in the saddle. And, I mean, you can’t beat James for enthusiasm. So, I don’t know. I just — I just want you to know that, uh, I’m really grateful for all the time that we’ve had together. Okay. I can see what you’re doing, Cody. And if you think you’re gonna get rid of us that easily, think again. It’s definitely patriotic, but even more than anything, Fourth of July is a reason for everyone to get together, to see each other. Thanksgiving, Christmas, it’s — it’s the same thing, but it’s cold. Fourth of July, you’re out in the street, even though it’s so hot, you feel like you’re just gonna melt into a puddle. Gee, I wouldn’t know anything about that. Have you been to the classic soft-serve truck yet? Not yet. Oh, boy, I should have warned him first. Look, it’s easy to overlook, but once you tried it, it’s — Oh, there’s nothing else like it. It is so good. It’s a classic old-school soft-serve truck. It’s usually parked on Van Ness, kind of by the west entrance of Rice Park. Okay. They only do chocolate and vanilla, no other flavors. They only serve in cones, no cups, utensils, anything. Yeah, they make sure that nothing’s in a landfill. They don’t even do milkshakes. Sometimes I wish they did. It’s just a classic cone, but, oh, my God, on a hot day, there’s nothing like it. It is so good. It’s my afternoon treat when I’m at work. I’ll take my break at the gallery, and then I’ll walk up to the park and just go to the soft-serve trailer. I’ll make a point of finding it, then. Are there any other Port Charles traditions I should know about? Well, one’s about to start. Country club fireworks. Usually starts an hour after the city fireworks, which you probably missed because you were playing. Yeah, I was maybe a little bit distracted. Well, now you can relax and enjoy the view. The company’s not bad, either. Honey, you want to tell me what’s going on? I had a chat with Laura. I gathered that when you stayed behind. I also gathered that it didn’t go so well. As long as Laura is continuing to help Heather go free, she’s the enemy. Whoa, whoa, don’t you think that’s going a little overboard? And so is anybody that decides to support her. And that includes Drew and the Quartermaines. Let’s be clear. I want Heather Webber to stay locked up till the end of time, and I’m gonna do everything I can to advocate for that. But that’s not my call to make any more than it is yours. Why aren’t you as angry about this as I am? What good is it gonna do? Because it’ll make me feel like you’re on my side. I am on your side. But if the court decides to reopen that case, that’s their decision, not ours. And that sounds like spin. That sounds like something straight out of a press release. Trina is your daughter, and you don’t even care. Okay, it’s one thing to fight Heather. It’s another thing to fight me. You know I want our daughter to stay safe. I know. I’m sorry. You’re not the one — You’re not the one that I’m mad at. I’m sorry. Okay. Gio: Beautiful. So, how do they rate compared to the ones in Bensonhurst? Let’s just say these are more tame. That tracks. Gio? Do you miss home? Be totally understandable if you did. I-I do miss my family, of course. I miss the neighborhood, how everyone knows me and how I know everyone. But I needed a change. To branch out, try something new. I really like it here in Port Charles. Feels like the perfect fit. Well, to finding your place. And making new friends. Together: Cheers! [ All chuckle ] [ Fireworks popping ] Admit it, in your mind, you’re already packing up your stuff, saying your goodbyes. Don’t do it. I don’t really see what other choice I have. Um, stay. Trust me, I have lots of experience with huge lies and life-wrecking mistakes. Running away is only gonna make things worse. I don’t think things can get worse. [ Laughs ] Okay. Uh, remind me to tell you sometime about how I pretended to be pregnant so I could get a guy to be in a relationship with me. What? My point is, you need to stay and process things. Give Mac time to figure out how he feels. Give us time to adjust. But don’t leave. For Mac, for Sasha, but mostly for you. Promise me, Cody. Okay. I’m gonna need you to say the words. I promise. That’s too vague. What exactly are you promising? I promise not to leave. Thank you. You won’t regret it. Maxie? Yeah. Aha. Thank you. [ Fireworks popping ]

Was I dreaming just now? I mean, Willow said “happy” and “you,” meaning me, all in the same sentence. Mm. She did. I never thought this day would come. I’m really happy for you, Nina. I — Look — Look at that. There it is again. Yeah, happy. Mm-hmm. Maybe I’ll start spending time with Wiley and Amelia, and I don’t know, maybe I’ll… be part of their family. It’s, um — It’s — It’s looking that way, yeah. Thank you. You, um, built a bridge between me and my daughter, and I’ll forever be grateful. You’re welcome. [ Fireworks popping ]

[ Fireworks popping ]

It’s a beautiful night. Yeah, it really is. Too bad Wiley’s missing the fireworks. Yeah, he was so zonked out from all the running around and swimming, he barely even budged when I came in to give him a kiss good night. Yeah. Amelia either. She looks so cute sleeping with her mouth wide open. So do you. I do not sleep like that. How do you know? You’re sleeping. I’m kidding. You do not sleep with your mouth open. But, you know, even if you did, you’d still look gorgeous.

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B&B Transcript Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Hope: You always know how to make me feel better, Finn.

Finn: Look, you don’t have to pretend with me, Hope. I can see you’re reeling,

Hope: But should I be?

Finn: So you have to forfeit your right to be upset because he’s marrying someone else? No. Look, your feelings are justified.

Hope: Thomas and Paris’s engagement really caught me off guard.

Finn: [sighs] Well, maybe you were hoping that he would come home and pick up with you.

Hope: You really do know me well.

Finn: We’ve been sharing a lot lately. Look, and I hope you know that I’m saying this to you as a friend, but I do think that Thomas is truly committed to Paris. And look, that’s a good thing, okay? Not only for him, but especially for you.

Thomas: Hey, buddy, show your aunt those pictures you took in the Luxembourg Gardens.

Douglas: They’re just practice.

Thomas: No, they’re not just practice, they’re amazing.

Douglas: Dad’s just saying that because most of them are of Paris.

Steffy: Oh, I like this new hobby.

Douglas: Paris said it’s a great way to get to know a place. We go out exploring. She even lets me use her cool camera.

Paris: And you take some awesome photos. His natural composition is so, so impressive. You can tell he’s an artist, the way he sees the world. And I know Steffy’s gonna love them.

Steffy: I’m sure. But you know what else I love? I love this. This beautiful little family. And the smile on my brother’s face. I can see how excited you are about the future. And I’m really thrilled how close you all become.

Eric: Well, I have to say, it makes me very, very happy that my grandkids are– are willing to carry on our family traditions. There you are.

Brooke: Weddings in this house are always beautiful.

Eric: I was very touched that he wants to do it here. I can’t wait to get started.

Ridge: All right, we don’t know when that’s gonna be.

Brooke: Thomas and Paris may have a long engagement.

Eric: Maybe. But whenever it is, I’m thrilled that it’ll be here in this room.

Ridge: Same.

Donna: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, we all want Thomas and Paris to be happy and satisfied, but, I mean, come on. Are you guys all buying this whole wedding thing? Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against Paris or their relationship, I– I just have to wonder if Thomas is over Hope.

[theme song playing]

Donna: Look, I’m not trying to stir anything up.

Brooke: No, you’re just concerned.

Ridge: But why? What are you concerned about? I talked to Thomas. I discussed it with him. And you saw him with Paris today, right?

Donna: Yeah. Yeah, sure. They were cute, and everyone is happy for them, so of course he’s gonna deny his feelings for Hope.

Ridge: He’s not denying his feelings for Hope.

Eric: No, he’s not, is he?

Ridge: No, he’s not. He will always have feelings for Hope. There’s gonna be a part of him that will always love her, and the same with Thomas. They’re always gonna be a little family together. But he’s with– with Paris now. This is what he wants. And I think they’re good for each other.

Thomas: Is my sister giving us the stamp of approval?

Steffy: You don’t need my approval but I will say that I am elated.

Paris: Ah, so are we.

Thomas: Yes, we are, and we’re even more excited to share the good news.

Steffy: You have more news?

Douglas: What is it?

Paris: It’s about the wedding.

Steffy: Oh, the wedding. I mean, are you thinking about eloping? Because if you want to, you could probably, you know, do it here. Douglas and I, we could be your witnesses.

Thomas: As fun as that might be, we wouldn’t want to disappoint great granddad.

Steffy: Granddad? Why?

Thomas: Well, we’d love to do the wedding at his house, make it a traditional Forrester family wedding.

Hope: Finn, I appreciate your support more than I can say.

Finn: Oh, I feel a “but” coming.

Hope: But I still think it is way too soon for an engagement, let alone planning a wedding.

Finn: Hope, no one is pushing them.

Hope: Steffy is.

Finn: Does she even know about the ceremony?

Hope: I don’t know if she knows about the ceremony, but she knew about them being together and said nothing, so Steffy would do anything to keep me and Thomas apart. And she certainly, I guarantee you, is probably pushing Thomas and Paris together.

Finn: Yeah, I don’t think she is. Yes, she believes in them. But you know what? I believe in you. And no offense to my brother in law, but I really mean it. I think you can do a whole lot better than Thomas.

Donna: Look, I’m not questioning Thomas’ love for Paris. I’m just curious about the timing of this wedding.

Ridge: Don’t be too curious about that. We don’t even know when they’re gonna do this.

Donna: But then why did he have to stand here and announce–

Ridge: Because he’s in love with somebody, wants to move on with his life. What is so hard to–?

Eric: I understand this here. Thomas’ feelings for Hope do complicate things.

Ridge: [sighs]

Donna: You think? Really? Because Hope had to leave the room. I mean, is she even okay?

Brooke: She was rocked by this.

Ridge: And I get that. I’m not insensitive to it, I’m– I’m sorry for what she’s going through.

Brooke: What she shared with Thomas was very special to her, and when it ended that way, it knocked her completely off her feet. Look, I am not lobbying for them to be together. I’m not. She’s my daughter, and I’m concerned. She’s lost, and she’s– confused by this. Do you think that maybe Steffy might be playing a part here? Maybe she is pushing Thomas and Paris together to keep him away from Hope.

Steffy: Wow, Douglas, these photos are incredible.

Douglas: We had a lot of fun taking them.

Thomas: Yeah, and Paris is a great subject.

Paris: Hey, I give all the credit to the photographer, though I must say, the selfie is my favorite.

Steffy: [laughing] I’m impressed you could do that with this camera. You’re really good. I’m really surprised, actually. You almost look as happy as you do right now.

Douglas: I’m excited about the wedding.

Thomas: Yeah, but it’s gonna take a little while to plan, right? We want everything to be perfect.

Douglas: As long as we’re all together, it will be.

Thomas: [chuckles]

Douglas: I miss my mom and my little sister, but I like my life the way it is now. Paris makes dad really happy. That means a lot to me.

Paris: Oh, and you and your dad mean so much to me. You make me feel very special.

Steffy: Having the three of you here makes me feel really special, too.

Paris: It’s good to be back.

Steffy: I’m so glad that you’re back, my goodness. It’s been way too long. Oh, hey, um, Kelly and Hayes, they’re playing in the guest house if you want to go join them.

Douglas: Yeah.

Steffy: See you in a minute.

Douglas: Bye.

Thomas: [sighs] Thanks for having us over, sis.

Steffy: Are you kidding? All the times we’ve texted and spoke on the phone, I finally get to see you face to face. It’s so nice. Here, let me get you a refill. Um, Douglas? I mean, how sweet and– and just a kind, smart boy in the way he talked about the two of you. It’s really beautiful.

Thomas: I know, I know. And we’re so proud of him. He’s so mature. He’s always just right there.

Paris: Yeah, he really knows how to express himself.

Thomas: Yeah.

Paris: I just hope that he can talk to Hope and actually get through to her.

Steffy: Talk to Hope about what?

Paris: I think she still wants to be with Thomas.

Finn: Thomas and I, we get along, and my kids love their uncle. I just– I don’t think he’s the right guy for you.

Hope: Well, I think that’s a bit of a moot point now.

Finn: You’re having a hard time with his engagement. I understand.

Hope: Oh, you do? You understand? Because I don’t understand any of this. It wasn’t long ago, he left town, and then he comes back engaged. It just–

Finn: Look, I can only tell you what I’ve heard from Steffy, but Thomas and Paris are in love, and they want a life together.

Hope: Why?

Finn: Wait, why do they want a life together?

Hope: No, I just, I keep asking myself that. Why did I turn him down?

Finn: Well, I can’t answer that question, but I do think it’s the right one to ask.

Hope: I can’t say yes. I don’t know what is wrong with me. I mean, Thomas proposes. I say no, but I don’t want to lose him. But the idea forever absolutely terrifies me. It’s just like– I don’t know what is happening to me.

[birds chirping]

Ridge: Steffy didn’t push Thomas and Paris together.

Brooke: She did tell Thomas that he can’t trust Hope.

Eric: Paris is not someone that Thomas just met. They used to live together.

Donna: Yeah, look, we all know that. But they weren’t lovers.

Brooke: They were roommates.

Eric: They were friends.

Ridge: Yes, they were friends. And then they fell in love with each other. Isn’t that amazing? No one forced them together.

Brooke: Okay, look, I’m not saying that’s the only reason. It’s just Thomas does value his sister’s opinion very much.

Ridge: Okay. [chuckles] Thomas is excited about his future with Paris, and so is Douglas. He loves Paris. And I’m– I didn’t even know what to say to this. I’m sorry about Hope. I’m sorry she’s going through this. But Thomas has moved on, not because of Steffy, but because of what he wanted. He’s moved on. And maybe your daughter can do the same. Maybe… she will find someone else, somewhere else.

Paris: I wasn’t gonna bring this up around Douglas.

Steffy: You have an issue with Hope?

Paris: No. No, I just– I’m aware of her feelings for Thomas.

Steffy: Well, she hasn’t exactly been hiding them. She may say that she’s worried that this is going way too fast, but I know that’s not the truth.

Thomas: That’s right. When it’s right, you know. You know, we just, we popped in over there. We dropped the news on everyone, and so it’s a very new thing.

Paris: Yeah, and it’s gonna take a little bit of time to adjust, but I’m not feeling insecure about it at all. I’m completely confident in our love for each other.

Steffy: You should be. I haven’t seen Thomas this happy and content in a very long time. And if Hope truly cared about him, she would see it, too.

Thomas: Steffy–

Steffy: I’m not wrong. The way Hope has been acting lately… makes me wonder what’s really going on with Hope.

Hope: I don’t know what this is.

Finn: It’s a shock.

Hope: No, shock… I would understand. Envy, even regret. But this, what I am feeling, it– It doesn’t make any sense. If I wanted Thomas, if I really wanted Thomas, all I had to do was say yes.

Finn: Yeah, but you didn’t.

Hope: No, I turned him down. And I am starting to wonder, is it just because I can’t have him?

Finn: Oh, like, I– I don’t know about that. But one thing that I do know is that you will find love again. Okay? People are drawn to you, Hope. All right? People want to be around you. And someday, someone is gonna show up and make you feel the same way. I assure you, Hope, There is life after Thomas.

Ridge: You don’t want to go down the pool with dad and Donna?

Brooke: No.

Ridge: Might clear your head on.

Brooke: [chuckles] Could take a lot more than fresh air to make me feel better about this.

Ridge: I’m sorry. I think Hope is gonna bounce back.

Brooke: You do? She’s all over the place right now.

Ridge: And I am sorry about that. I am. But it doesn’t change the situation. Thomas has moved on, he’s– He’s found some joy in his life. Hope’s gonna find somebody. Someone special to share her life with. Okay?

Brooke: Okay.

[distant birds squawking]

Thomas: Paris and Douglas are taking a little walk on the beach.

Steffy: She really is incredible with him.

Thomas: She is.

Steffy: And he absolutely adores her.

Thomas: We both do.

Steffy: So, uh, a wedding at Granddad’s.

Thomas: Yeah, well, you know, feels like, at some point, you gotta keep the tradition alive.

Steffy: What better way than to become a Forrester?

Thomas: That’s what I was thinking. Though I hope I didn’t make it weird asking granddad in front of everyone.

Steffy: Oh, you mean in front of Hope.

Thomas: [sighs] She’s struggling, Steff.

Steffy: She turned you down, Thomas. She didn’t want a life with you. You know who wants a life with you?

Thomas: [clears throat]

Steffy: Paris. She wants to be your wife. I mean, more than that. She’s just fantastic. She’s wonderful.

Thomas: Yeah, she really is.

Steffy: And I can really see how much you and Paris love each other and I know Douglas sees that, too.

Thomas: Yeah, well, he’s definitely her biggest fan.

Steffy: Well, I don’t blame him. Like I said, she’s wonderful. She’s kind. She’s sweet. She’s beautiful. Like I could go on and on.

Thomas: Yeah, she’s all of those things and more.

Steffy: I can really see how much she lights you up. I haven’t seen you this free and at ease in a very long time, probably since you started wanting Hope. Look, I don’t want to put all of it on her, but you were never enough. And as hard as you tried, you could just never measure up. And that’s not right, Thomas. And it’s not fair, because I know you, and I know that you’re an extraordinary man. All right, let’s, let’s put all of this behind us, okay? Put Hope behind you. Take Paris, take Douglas, and go to Europe and live a spectacular life. ‘Cause I’m telling you, when you come back, Hope will have moved on. She’ll be on to another man.

Finn: You and Thomas were more about timing than anything.

Hope: Timing?

Finn: Yeah. I mean, he offered you something that you needed in that moment, a one woman man. And I understand that kind of appeal and that kind of security and why it would have a huge impact on you.

Hope: Well, then why did I reject his proposals? People do have long engagements, and we were committed. So did I let the right guy go? We had incredible chemistry. I mean, did I make a mistake?

Finn: No, Hope, listen, the– the right guy for you is still out there.

Hope: Except I shouldn’t have to hear that. I have a wonderful life. I have a happy family. I have a great career.

Finn: You want love, too, right? And if anyone deserves it, it’s you. People look up to you. Hope you have a message that affects people all over the world, but you gotta be your best self. Don’t let these guys get you down. Right? You thought it was… Liam, and it never really was Thomas. But when you least expect it, the guy that you are meant to be with is gonna be standing right in front of you.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, July 8, 2024

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[ phone ringing ]

Traci: Jack, Jack, it’s so late there. Is– is something wrong at home?

Jack: No, not at all. Not at all. I just wanted to see if maybe you wanted to trade places. I’ll come to Paris and have coffee and croissants in the morning, and you can battle insomnia here in Genoa City. What do you think?

Traci: Well, let me think about that for a minute. No, I’m good.

Jack: Darn. Well, at least I got you on the phone. We can chat. How’s my beautiful sister doing?

Traci: And which beautiful sister are you referring to?

Jack: Let’s start with you. But judging how radiant you are, I think I already have the answer to that question.

Traci: Well, I am having a lovely time in Paris. Now that the worst of it is over, of course. I wish they would let me spend a little more time with Ashley, but the time that I do get to spend with her, it’s so encouraging. Jack, I am so proud of her.

Jack: Oh, I am so proud of her. And I’m so relieved for you. I know this is a large weight lifted off your shoulders.

Traci: Yeah, you know, I– I do. I feel a million percent better. For the first time in a really long time, I’m finally remembering what it’s like to have a little hope. And I’m looking forward to all of the opportunities that are ahead for all of us.

Nick: It’s getting late.

Phyllis: At what point is another espresso a bad idea?

Nick: At the point when you get so wound up about Summer, I can start to see you twitch.

Phyllis: Oh, I’m not– I’m not wound up. I’m not stressed. I’m not. I’m just, I’m thinking methodically. Thinking methodically about all the things we put on the table as to what could really be going on with our daughter.

Nick: Have you got a winner yet?

Phyllis: I do. The last thing we came up with. I think that she is really going for custody for Harrison, or– or thinking about it, rather, because it’s a knee-jerk reaction. Because she’s angry, and maybe a little jealous.

Nick: Okay. Putting yourself in her shoes. Total stretch.

Phyllis: Yeah, but I’m not 100 percent sure. Because also, Nick, she knows Kyle. She knows when he’s distracted. And she knows when he’s reckless. And she knows if he’s going to be a bad influence on their son.

Nick: Well, there’s no denying how in tune she is with whatever Harrison needs.

Phyllis: She has really great intuition as a mom, doesn’t she?

Nick: Yeah.

Phyllis: I think Kyle could be going down a slippery slope.

Nick: I think we should just take a step back and let Summer handle this on her own, you know?

Phyllis: Let’s get out of here.

Nick: You ready to call it a night?

Phyllis: Mm-mm. Definitely not. I think we need to just change venue and go somewhere, you know, where I can really chill out and relax. You know what I mean? And we can talk about our daughter. Let’s go.

Kyle: Thanks.

Daniel: Hey, man. Grab a beer, please.

Kyle: Hi.

Daniel: I’m guessing that’s not work.

Kyle: Why do you say that?

Daniel: Well, I heard you’re no longer with Jabot. Sorry about that.

Kyle: Pretty sure I can guess where you got that little bit of intel? Hmm. It’s probably not as bad as Summer made it out to be.

Daniel: Oh, hey. No judgment here. Come on. It’s a secret that I was given the boot from Chancellor-Winters not too long ago. Not such a great feeling.

Kyle: Mm. Especially when you consider how it went down. You know, my mother firing me, uh, your ex firing you.

Daniel: Oh, fun times.

Kyle: Ah, the good news is, we don’t have to let them have the last laugh.

Daniel: What do you mean?

Kyle: Well, when one door closes, a bigger, better one opens. Nice and wide.

Claire: I want to bring home something yummy for my mom’s breakfast. Only I’m not sure what. Everything here looks really good. Um…

Victor: Can I help you decide?

Claire: Grandpa, are you following me around tonight?

Victor: No.

Claire: Because I told you I was fine.

Victor: I came here for a croissant. Now, look at these eclairs. You know, those were your mother’s favorite when she was a child.

Claire: They’re my favorite, too.

Victor: Really?

Claire: Yeah.

Victor: Okay. Well, why don’t we sit over there? There’s something I’d like to discuss with you.

Victor: Mmm. Mm-hmm. Good.

Claire: Do you want to hear something kind of funny?

Victor: What?

Claire: When I was a kid, I thought eclairs were named after me.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Claire: Mm-hmm.

Victor: Perfect.

Claire: Note to self, don’t eat an eclair on a date.

Victor: Is that what you and Kyle were doing earlier when I saw you at Society?

Claire: A date?

Victor: Yeah.

Claire: You’re kidding. Grandpa, I work for him. I would– I would never cross that line.

Victor: I’m glad to hear that, okay?

Claire: This isn’t what you wanted to talk to me about, is it? I mean, I– I did join him for a drink after you left.

Victor: Uh-huh.

Claire: But I wasn’t trying to ditch you or be sneaky.

Victor: I’m very relieved.

Claire: Full disclosure, I had dinner with him earlier.

Victor: Hm.

Claire: But I didn’t think it was a big deal. Did I do something wrong?

Victor: No, sweetheart, you did nothing wrong, and I– I’m sorry if I gave you that impression. No, nothing.

Claire: Okay, good.

Victor: Except to say, I think you need to know some things about Kyle.

Daniel: Well, I’m glad to hear that one of us has job prospects.

Kyle: Eh, Give it some time. These things tend to happen exactly when they’re meant to.

Daniel: Oh, you got something concrete lined up?

Kyle: It’ll be announced publicly tomorrow. Wish I could share, but you’ll have to wait and hear with the rest of the world.

Daniel: Oh, well, that sounds pretty major. It must be what Summer was worried about. She knows what it is, right?

Kyle: Yeah. For the most part. What’d she say?

Daniel: Uh, well, she didn’t give me any specifics, but she definitely wasn’t as psyched as you seem to be.

Kyle: Summer needs to relax. What I do with my career, it doesn’t affect her.

Daniel: That’s not really true.

Kyle: Yeah, we’re divorced, Daniel.

Daniel: Co-parenting exes.

Kyle: Does having ambition in the workplace make me lesser of a father to my son?

Daniel: Maybe it’s just timing after everything that Harrison’s been through.

Kyle: Yeah, she’s threatening to come at me with lawyers to go after custody. Look, I’m telling you, Summer better tread lightly, or this is going to blow up in her face in a way she isn’t anticipating.

Jack: Are you spending much time with Abby?

Traci: Actually, she and I have been to see Ashley a few times now. You should see our sister’s face light up when her baby girl walks into the room.

Jack: I am so relieved the two of you are there for her. I still lie awake at night worrying about Ashley, hence this phone call.

Traci: And this is the only thing that keeps you awake at night, Jack?

Jack: There are always fires to put out here, you know that.

Traci: Anything you want to talk about?

Jack: Nothing that can’t wait until your return. Besides, I don’t want to ruin this glow you have. Paris really seems to agree with you.

Traci: On that topic, um, Jack, I think I’m going to stay a little while longer in Paris. I– I really like being close to Ashley, and I can write from anywhere.

Jack: Is there anyone else you’re close to these days?

Traci: Jack, stop.

Jack: Wow, that sounds like a yes.

Traci: Oh, okay, I have been spending a little time with Alan, actually.

Jack: That is wonderful. I like Alan. He seems like a really good guy.

Traci: He is.

Jack: I do feel for him with all he’s been through with his brother, but he’s lucky to have you to help him through it.

Traci: We’ve been supporting each other.

Jack: I’m sure you are.

[ knocking on door ]

Traci: Um, uh, that might be him now.

Jack: Oh, go. Don’t let me hold you, uh… Thank you for brightening my night. I love you, Trace.

Traci: Get some sleep, Jack. I love you, too. I’m coming!

[ Traci gasping ]

Christine: Bonjour.

Danny: Enchantй.

Traci: Oh! Oh, look. Oh, you guys. Oh.

Christine: Surprise.

Traci: Oh, come in. You– Sit down, you guys. I thought you weren’t going to be able to make it. You said you were so swamped with rehearsals and sold out shows.

Christine: We realized that there are things that are way more important.

Traci: Oh…

Danny: Yeah, I mean, come on. We’re all in Paris together at the same time, we had– we had to make this happen.

Traci: Oh, I’m so glad you did. I’m not kidding. You have to tell me everything. How’s the tour? What’s happening?

Danny: Oh, it is fantastique. The best that I remember.

Christine: Yeah, we’ve been having so much fun.

Traci: I can see that. You’ve left a little lipstick.

Christine: That’s not me.

Traci: What?

Danny: What? Right– oh, well, that was an overzealous fan in the lobby. You didn’t tell me she left a mark.

Christine: Well, you know what? You can have lipstick on your cheek. You’re a badass rock star.

Traci: She is not wrong.

Danny: Okay. Well, hey, if that’s the look I’m going for, then having two gorgeous blondes on my arm would do the trick then, you know? So what do you say, Traci? How about joining us for breakfast?

Christine: Oh yeah.

Traci: Oh.

[ knocking on door ] Hold that thought.

Danny: Trиs bien.

Alan: Hello.

Traci: Alan, hello. Please. My friends have stopped by. Come in.

Alan: Oh, my goodness. Are you kidding me?

Traci: Danny.

Alan: Wow, of course. Nice to meet you.

Traci: Christine, this is Alan.

Alan: Alan, yes. Christine, hi. Nice to meet you.

Christine: Nice to meet you.

Alan: Wow. Um, well, forgive me if I’m a little starstruck. I– I knew Traci knew you, but I didn’t think I’d ever get a chance to really meet you.

Danny: Well, uh, I’ll do you one better, Alan. Why don’t you join us for breakfast?

Alan: Really?

Traci: I– I didn’t want to accept until I’d run it past you.

Alan: What? Well, yeah, of course. I’d love to.

Danny: We’ll talk about when Traci was in the band, you know? She’s not as innocent as she pretends to be.

Alan: Oh, really?

Traci: Danny!

Alan: I’d certainly love to hear about that.

Traci: Oh, come on.

Christine: I kind of do, too, so let’s go.

Alan: Well, here we go, ah?

Traci: Thank you. All right, you guys.

Christine: This’ll be great. Thank you.

Daniel: I don’t think that responding to someone with threats of your own is the best thing to do.

Kyle: She said she’s coming after my kid, Daniel. I don’t take that lightly.

Daniel: That’s not what she’s doing. She told me she just wants to spend more time with him in light of everything that’s happened.

Kyle: No, she’s lashing out at me through my son. I saw it in her eyes. It’s some sick form of revenge.

Daniel: Revenge for what?

Kyle: She’s pissed that I hired Claire as Harrison’s nanny. And she’s even madder that he thinks she’s the greatest.

Claire: Hey, Grandpa.

Victor: Yeah?

Claire: How did you know that I ran into Kyle earlier? I thought that you left before I joined him.

Victor: As I was leaving Society, I looked through the window, saw the two of you together. A rather comfortable situation, you know?

Claire: Yeah. Yeah, we’ve– we’ve gotten to be pretty good friends.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Claire: I mean, obviously, our main connection is Harrison. He’s probably the number one thing we talk about.

Victor: You talk to him about other things?

Claire: Sometimes.

Victor: Hm.

Claire: Kyle confides in me.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Claire: I think he knows that I’m a safe person to talk to, that I would never betray his trust.

Victor: Don’t you think that’s rather odd? I mean, he barely knows you. You’re just his son’s nanny.

Claire: Grandpa, you can just tell me if you don’t approve of my being friends with Kyle.

Nick: Espresso with a red wine and french fry chaser. Legendary. I don’t know anyone like you.

Phyllis: Helps me think.

Nick: There’s really nothing to think about because we cannot control what happens with Summer and Kyle.

Phyllis: What? That’s not true. We’re her parents. We have influence.

Nick: I know you like to think that, but that went out the window the day Summer turned into a teenager.

Phyllis: No, it didn’t.

Nick: Yeah, it did.

Phyllis: No, it didn’t. Listen, we have experienced more life, okay? And she does take our opinions as sage. She takes everything that we say to her into consideration. She does. And if she doesn’t, we’ll just force her to listen.

Nick: Right. Like we tried earlier, because that went so great.

[ Phyllis sighing ]

Phyllis: I’m not giving up on her.

Nick: I’ve noticed that about you.

Phyllis: We have wisdom.

Nick: Mm. Yeah, we can have all the wisdom we want, but she’s just going to do whatever she wants anyway. We both know that.

Phyllis: What happened to you? You used to be so overprotective. What happened?

Nick: Look, I’m happy to sit here and plot ways to help Summer navigate whatever comes next, but don’t you think it’s best if we just let her work it out on her own? She can deal directly with Kyle, and then hopefully, they can avoid court altogether.

Phyllis: You know, I’d love that. In a perfect world, that’s a great idea. But I just want her to know that we have the cachet to back up what we say.

Nick: It’s crazy to think about– You know, it kind of felt like we were just kids ourselves while we were raising Supergirl. And now, we think we have all these answers. Why? I mean, why do we think that? Because we have a few gray hairs now? Just talking about me. Not you.

Phyllis: No. Not me.

Nick: Not you.

[ Phyllis sighing ]

Phyllis: It’s just really hard, isn’t it? Giving advice from the outside looking in, it’s a little easier.

[ Phyllis sighing ] I just, I don’t want her to feel any pain. I just want everything for her.

Nick: Everything good.

Phyllis: Yeah. Everything good. And you could see the potential mistakes, you know? And you want to stop them. And I say, don’t, don’t, don’t go over there. Don’t do that. Watch out for the cliff. You’re about to fall.

[ Phyllis chuckling ]

Nick: How come nobody did that for us?

Phyllis: I think some people tried to do it for me.

Nick: Mm. How come you didn’t listen?

Victor: Don’t misunderstand me. It is not up to me who you befriend. I just know Kyle a bit better than you do.

Claire: I realize that you want what’s best for me.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Claire: But I have no reason to believe that Kyle is a threat.

Victor: Mm-hmm. Do you know that he just recently divorced my other granddaughter?

Claire: Is that what this is about? Summer?

Victor: No, it’s not about Summer. How much did you know about Kyle before he came to town? I’m sure there’s some things he rather you not know.

Claire: It sure sounds like you’re trying to turn me against him.

Victor: Sweetheart, I’m asking you to proceed with caution. Okay? You just landed on your feet. You just recently escaped that ogre aunt of yours.

Claire: And I’m doing really well on that front.

Victor: And that is why I don’t want you to become involved in Kyle’s turmoil.

Daniel: You know, when you’re done blowing off steam there, I would strongly recommend that you take a look at this from Summer’s point of view. She loves her son. Your son. That’s the takeaway here.

Kyle: Yeah, if that’s the case, then why is she coming at me with lawyers? Is that really putting Harrison first? Making him live through all that trauma?

Daniel: Well, I get the trauma of a custody battle 100%, but her whole goal here is to try and keep from causing that kid any more trauma.

Kyle: No, her whole goal here is to cause me pain. So, how about instead of defending your sister’s attacks against me, why don’t you tell her to back the hell off before she lives to regret it?

Tessa: Yikes.

Daniel: Yeah, yikes.

Alan: So, you guys have been together a long time.

Danny: Uh, well, um, unfortunately, it– it was on and off.

Traci: But you’re together now and that’s all that matters.

Alan: And Christine, I’m sure that you’re the envy of many fans.

Christine: Oh.

Danny: Oh, believe me, she caused quite a stir on social media. Oh, it was, it was big.

Christine: Someone just posted a picture of me kissing Danny when he came off stage.

Traci: Oh, I’m gonna have to look that up.

Danny: Oh, no, no, you two. Look, I’ll show you exactly how it went down. See, no biggie.

Christine: Wha–

Danny: I’m kidding, it was a wonderful kiss.

Christine: Speak for yourself.

Danny: I love it, it was beautiful.

Christine: Oh, my gosh.

Danny: All right, enough about us. I want to know how you two became friends.

Traci: Um, well– well, um… we met through Ashley. Do you mind if I share this?

Alan: Yes, of course. No, I– I prefer it come from you.

Traci: Okay. Um, we did not meet under the best of circumstances. I won’t give you any details.

Christine: I– I’m sorry, is Ashley okay?

Traci: Oh, thank you for asking. Yes, yes, she is. She’s taking a little time for herself, and everything’s going really well. Um, in fact, for the first time in a long time, I’m feeling really optimistic about the future.

Alan: Me too.

Nick: So, guess who took a hardcore trip down memory lane recently?

Phyllis: Mm. What kind of memories are we talking about?

Nick: All of them. Faith is home, and she and Moses broke up.

Phyllis: Hm.

Nick: It sort of started this conversation about Sharon’s and my relationship and its history.

Phyllis: Oh. Its history. That’s a rocky road.

Nick: Yeah.

Phyllis: Hm. I mean, but not all of it, right?

Nick: We went with total honesty.

Phyllis: Hm. So, are you warning me to duck for cover next time I see Faith?

Nick: No, you– you don’t have to do that. I mean, she knew most of it already. And in fact, Sharon was, uh, charitable when it came to your role in all of our breakups.

Phyllis: So, how was that for you? Reliving all of that? I mean, did you get sucked into the romance of it all again? Or are you done with love? ve? Wouldn’t you like to know?

Phyllis: I don’t need to know. I know the answer. You’re a hot dad with a pulse. You’ll find someone.

Nick: What about you? You’re a hot mom. Nick/

Phyllis: With a pulse.

Nick: Yeah. How long until you get back into another relationship?

Phyllis: Oh, no, no, no. I’m not doing that. I’m not doing that ever again. No. I don’t need to remind you, last time we were in this building, and I was crying on your shoulder about that loser, loser singer that shall remain nameless.

Nick: Still stinging about Danny, huh?

Phyllis: Oh, what? No. I’ve so moved on. But I can’t help reveling in the thought of Christine sitting in the back of this bumpy tour bus going from town to town, sitting sweating in between two guys that she doesn’t know, with the smell of coffee breath and mystery meat from the night before, thinking about her miserable life. It makes me feel great.

Nick: You know, they probably went to Europe on a private jet, right?

Phyllis: Wh– why? What? Wha– Why would you kill the buzz? What’s wrong with you?

[ Alan laughing ]

Alan: I remember that one. Oops, excuse me.

Traci: Mm.

Alan: Oh, guys, I’m sorry. Excuse me. I have to take this, all right? Alan Laurent.

Danny: I like him. This is incredible. What– Yeah.

Christine: Alan is awesome. We are so happy for you.

Traci: Oh, you guys, I– Um, it’s– it’s moving a little fast. But somehow, it feels right.

Christine: Well, it must feel right if you’re staying in Paris for him.

Danny: Yeah.

Traci: Oh, I’m– I’m staying in Paris for my sister. But, um, being able to spend my free time with Alan is definitely an added incentive.

Tessa: Correct me if I’m wrong, but the last time we spoke, you requested step-by-step instructions about how to put the pieces of your life back together.

Daniel: And I took notes.

Tessa: Cool. So I’m going to assume that my brilliant advice holds, and whatever that was has no bearing on said genius.

Daniel: No, no, no, totally, totally. That– that– With Kyle, that was not about me. Although, now I’m starting to think that I might actually need your advice to help my sister put the pieces of her life back together.

Tessa: Oh, uh, yeah, sorry. I usually stay out of sibling issues. I’ve got plenty of my own, thanks.

Daniel: You’re smart.

Tessa: But I could offer a little insight if you’re desperate.

Daniel: Oh, Tessa’s tips round two. Let’s go.

Tessa: Did Summer ask you to fix her life?

Daniel: Not in so many words, no.

Tessa: Then, maybe let her do her own fixing? I’m sure you’re coming from a place of love and good intention, but meddling in someone else’s problems rarely ever has the outcome we’re hoping for, especially when it’s family.

Claire: I appreciate what you’re saying, Grandpa. My therapist actually cautioned me against taking on other people’s problems, too. But I really have never felt the need to do anything more than listen to Kyle. I think that’s all he’s looking for.

Victor: Okay. Glad to hear that. Well, sweetheart, I don’t think I’ve ever told you how much it breaks my heart to know what you’ve gone through, living with that Aunt Jordan, terrible woman. I don’t ever want anyone to take advantage of you again.

Claire: And I love you for that. I’ve never felt as cared for as I do by you, and– and Mom and Dad.

Victor: Yeah.

Claire: But I just… I don’t want you to think that my friendship with Kyle is in any way dangerous. It’s just simply not the case.

Victor: You know, I’ve lived a little longer than you have, and I got to tell you that I’ve known people who suddenly become a different person once their life turns upside down. They make enemies of former friends and they hurt people without intending to. And I don’t want that to happen to you.

Jack: Hey, thought I heard you. You’re home late.

Kyle: Mm. Sweet sound of judgment.

Jack: Not at all.

Kyle: Then what, an ambush? Sorry, I’m not in the mood for another round of “what’s wrong with Kyle.”

Jack: That is not what this is.

Kyle: Mm. Uh-huh?

Jack: I had an after-hours call with Traci. It’s morning in Paris. I wanted to check on Ashley. I heard you come in just now. Is– is everything okay?

Kyle: Mm. Did you seriously just ask me that? I’m gonna take my drink up in my room. Call when I–

Jack: No, wait, wait, wait, wait. Kyle. Can we just talk? Father and son. Tessa’s latest tip, in theory, is solid. Uh, ten out of ten.

Tessa: But you are going to ignore my super solid advice because…

Daniel: Mm. Well, have you met my family? I mean, we don’t really do hands-off.

Tessa: Mm. Well, anyway, here I am telling you to butt out of other people’s lives, while I’m totally meddling in yours.

Daniel: No, no, no, no, no. I– I appreciate it. I asked for the advice. It’s just, I feel like, you know, my family holds a trophy for most dysfunctional.

Tessa: Oof, really? Did Summer ever ask you for $20,000 to help repay the people who helped fund her life on the run?

Daniel: What are you talking about?

Tessa: Yeah, Tessa’s tip number three, don’t take the crown until you know the competition.

Traci: Oh my gosh, this has been so much fun. You guys, I don’t want it to end.

Danny: So, why let it? Yeah, come to the show tonight as– as my guests.

Christine: Yes, yes, please, please say yes. I would love the company. We would have so much fun.

Traci: Oh, I’m in if Alan is.

Alan: Uh, are you kidding me? Yes, of course. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Danny: All right, there it is. Wonderful. Oh, one thing, I am going to pull you on stage for a song or two.

Traci: Oh, no.

Danny: Don’t say no.

Alan: Yes. Come on.

Traci: No. No, Danny, no. I’m going as a super fan. I’m going to stand backstage and take candid photos of you and Christine, and I’m going to put them on my social media. I understand you can get really rich going viral.

Danny: Uh, I’m not sure if you’re going to get rich with just one stolen kiss.

Christine: Well, we’re never going to find out. Anyway, I love you.

Traci: Oh, I love you.

Christine: See you tonight.

Alan: Ah, nice to meet you.

Danny: You, too.

Alan: See you tonight. And if you see someone crowd surfing during “Rock On,” just know it’s me.

Christine: Oh, okay.

Danny: Yeah, I will be, yes.

Christine: Wow.

Danny: We’ll have a look.

Christine: See you guys.

Traci: Really?

Alan: Wow, I did not expect the day to go this way, huh?

Traci: I didn’t either. I– I hope it’s a good thing.

Alan: The evening was great. It was great. It’s wonderful to meet your friends and– I mean, not just because Danny’s famous, but they clearly adore you. And I can understand why.

Claire: It’s crazy how Jordan got me to believe she had my best interests at heart, and I legitimately did. I bought into doing terrible things for her, even though I knew on some level, they were wrong. And when I compare that to how you all treat me now, it’s just, how did I ever believe her?

Victor: Well, you got to forgive yourself, you know? You had nothing to compare it to. Having said that, if you ever in the future have any doubt about any– or anything, you come to me.

Claire: I will.

Victor: You promise? Good. You may have noticed by now that I’m very concerned about keeping my family safe. I grew up without a family. I grew up in an orphanage. So, family means everything to me, okay? Just want you to know. I keep them safe, no matter what.

Claire: I can see that. And I’m really so grateful for that.

Jack: Harrison sure went down early.

Kyle: Hm. She, uh, keeps him busy. He comes home exhausted.

Jack: Claire seems to be the perfect salve for his wounds. It was a good idea to hire her.

Kyle: Thanks for saying that, Dad.

Jack: If there’s one thing you excel at, son, it’s being a father.

Kyle: Oh, ha, that’s where it ends. Great father, lousy heir apparent.

Jack: Wait, wait. Let’s not go there.

Kyle: Yeah, why not? It’s the elephant in the room. You’re pushing me out of the company. And now you’re just pushing me out of my home, aren’t you?

Jack: That’s not fair. And you know it.

Kyle: It’s true. You just don’t like to hear it.

Jack: You are not an innocent bystander in this. You approved of this. You encouraged me to promote your mother. And then, you thwarted her every move.

Kyle: Yeah, because I realized she was in over her head. Dad, why couldn’t you just hand me the reins when Billy left? It would have been the smoothest transition ever. I would have killed it.

Jack: I thought–

Kyle: You didn’t trust me. That’s what you were thinking. You didn’t think I was capable. Well, guess what? I am out to prove to you and Mom just how wrong you were.

Nick: Looks like we closed down the joint.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. We could take a hint. Don’t have to turn off the lights. So, you never answered my question from before.

Nick: Right. Well, my people will be handling any interview requests for the foreseeable future.

Phyllis: Ah, and by your people, you mean all those potential women you plan to date, if– if you feel like it.

Nick: I’m not planning on dating a bunch of women. I’m not even planning on dating a single woman.

Phyllis: Oh, come on.

Nick: I mean it. Like, the whole app thing. I don’t get it. Like, you– Swiping left and…

Phyllis: Uh, no, uh– you swipe right, actually.

Nick: My point exactly.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Nick: It’s not my thing. Not going to be dating any women at work, or any of the moms at Christian’s school. Just chilling solo.

Phyllis: Liar.

Nick: Name the lie in that.

Phyllis: We’ll see.

Nick: We will see. Thanks for the fries. I had a good time.

Phyllis: Yeah, it was a good time. Thank you for the coffee, and the caffeine intervention.

Nick: Any time. Hot Mom. Have a good night.

Phyllis: You too. Hot Dad.

Daniel: No, there’s no way that’s a true story. Is your sister really on the run from the law?

Tessa: Well, not anymore. But no, I did not make it up.

Daniel: Wow.

Tessa: Yeah, Crystal and I didn’t have the best example of what it was to be like, you know, normal, functioning humans by our parents. So, we got in with some shady characters when we were younger. We got away, but it wasn’t easy. But things are better now. She was even at my wedding.

Daniel: So, a happy ending.

Tessa: Yeah.

Daniel: Well, I will say that I am sorry for underestimating everything that you’ve been through.

Tessa: Hm. Well, just a good reminder that you never know what the people around you are going through.

Daniel: Write it down. Because of that, my friends, should be Tessa’s tip number four.

Tessa: For the win!

Victor: Well, my darling, thank you for the company.

Claire: Best part of my day, easily.

Victor: Do you need a ride back to the ranch?

Claire: No, thank you. I drove myself here.

Victor: Okay. Now, will you remember what we just talked about?

Claire: I will. Although, I’m still not entirely sure what it is that you don’t like about Kyle.

Victor: You know, it’s not that I don’t like him. It’s just that he is… Jack Abbott’s son. And that is enough reason to proceed with caution, okay? Enough said. Good night, my sweetheart.

Claire: Good night.

Victor: I loved it. And this croissant is damn good. I’ll come back for more.

Jack: You’re going to prove to us you’re capable? What does that even mean?

Kyle: You’ll find out soon enough.

Jack: Well, what is this about? You know how proud I am of you. You don’t have to prove yourself to me.

Kyle: Oh, if that’s the case, then we wouldn’t be having this little heart-to-heart.

Jack: What are we even talking about? This is all riddles. What is it you’re going to spring on us to show us that we messed up?

Kyle: I’m taking over Glissade.

Jack: Wait, you’re what?

Kyle: It’s about to come out, so you may as well hear it straight from me. You are looking at the new head of Glissade. I’ll be working with–

Jack: Tucker!

Kyle: Audra Charles. I had the chance to work with Tucker at one point, but I stupidly turned him down out of loyalty to you. Well, not this time. Tucker is out, and I am in. And this is going to be my coming out party as one of Genoa City’s most formidable players. And Glissade will be a powerhouse. We not only have bottomless funding to give Jabot a run for its money, we will put it out of business. I would have done anything for you, Dad. Anything. And for Jabot. But not anymore. I work for the enemy. And there is nothing you can do to stop it.

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I will always be proud of the many things we were able to accomplish for New York’s storied 28th district. All the much needed infrastructure updates we completed, building more affordable housing and bringing so many well-paying union jobs to the area. Serving this district has been the honor of my life, and I did it all for you — the hardworking citizens of this great city we all call home, Port Charles. Port Charles has everything you could want in a place to live — a booming economy, culture and for families, great schools and a renowned university. Hazel and I have raised our children here. You know, McConkey is a good man. But he wears too much pomade. I swear, the man could stick his finger in a light socket, his hair wouldn’t move. I’m sad to see him go. It’s the end of an era. He’s been a fixture here for so long and everyone speaks so highly of him. The man could insult you to your face and still make you think you were his best friend. He’s gonna be a tough act to follow. I don’t know. Drew is looking pretty sexy in that suit. Don’t tell my husband, but I think so, too. Then again, if people around here wanted sexy politicians, they’d move to Canada. [ Laughs ] If Drew’s elected, Canadians might start moving here. [ Both laughing ] McConkey: And I’m here today to announce my retirement from Congress. It’s time for me to enjoy my golden years with my wife and family. But I will miss representing — Well, we can turn that off. So this right here is what you use to pick out the horse’s hooves. It kind of looks like what my mom gardens with. It does, yeah. Doesn’t it? Um, but you have to be really careful because you don’t want to accidentally hurt the horse. You know a lot about horses. Did your father teach you? Nope. Your brother? I don’t have one. Me either. Just sisters. There’s so many girls in my house. [ Chuckling ] Yeah, it sounds like you wish you had a brother. Not really. I see you a lot, and you’re just as good. As I say farewell to you in my role as your representative, please know that I do it with my deepest gratitude and respect. -Mac Scorpio, did you bring work with you to a 4th of July party? It wasn’t me. Portia wanted to see McConkey’s announcement. Really? Mac’s right. I brought the laptop because I was hoping to get a glimpse of Curtis in the crowd. Well, Drew is probably keeping him backstage because their two handsome faces would pull focus from McConkey. Oh. Excuse me? Well, if you were there, it would be three handsome faces. Nice save. I’m bored. When can we leave? Well, we just got here. It’s still warm out. Why don’t you go for a swim? Oh, no way. No. There are way too many boys at that pool. Boys you’ve known your whole life. Yeah, exactly. So I’ve spent plenty of time with them already. McConkey: The man I’ve hand-picked to run for my seat is beyond reproach. He is a Navy Seal, a successful businessman, a loving father. Why can’t I rewind this? I want to see that close up of Larry McConkey again. Oh, sometimes with live events, you can’t. Or it’ll only let you go back a few seconds. Oh, so we carry around expensive technology, and all it does is allow people to track us down wherever we are. I would prefer my old TV and VCR any day. Preach it. Port Charles already knows and loves him. So I know you’re going to be happy when I say that I am endorsing Drew Quartermaine. What? Did he say Drew Quartermaine? I am confident he can continue to do great things for you all. So without further ado, I present to you the man your votes will make New York 28th’s next representative to Congress, Drew Quartermaine. Thank you very much, Congressman. Thank you, everybody. [ Cheers and applause ] Whoo!

Everything looks, uh, pretty great. Are you sure? You sure it doesn’t look too bare? I think maybe if we move some of this, uh, bric-a-brac, we could hang up some more decorations. No, you don’t. If you want more bunting, hang it outside. Okay. Sam: You know, we’ve got sparklers. Who’s gonna want some? Oh, the kids love that. I’ll take some. So, are you excited for Drew’s campaign? Thrilled. Oh, I’m sure anyone would have reservations about a family member going into politics. I’m sure you’re not looking forward to all the scrutiny coming the Quartermaines’ way. Don’t worry, Tracy, I’m sure all the skeletons are out of the Quartermaine closet by now. Uh, yeah, one would certainly hope so. Well, one way or another, Tracy, it’ll all be over in a couple of months. Well, unless he wins. And then we have at least two years of this, and all eyes will be on the Quartermaines. Is that really such a big deal, Mother? I mean, haven’t we been through this before when I was mayor? Yeah. That’s right. We have dipped our toe into politics before. Is that ill-fated adventure supposed to make me feel better? And by the way, being the mayor of a mid-sized city is not the same as being a member of Congress. Well, I guess we’ll just have to take it as it comes. Here, Tracy. Maybe this will get you in the spirit. Drew’s announcement looked great on camera. How was it in person? It was fantastic. Drew is a natural. He had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. I agree with Willow. Seeing Drew up there, I really like his chances. Same here. It looks like you’re gonna have your work cut out for you at Aurora with Drew campaigning. Yeah, well, Michael and I will keep the company afloat. No, not just afloat. Thriving. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s not a foregone conclusion that Drew’s gonna win. He’s got a hard road ahead of him. Laura: That’s true. Chelsea Grimes is a formidable opponent. She’s a shameless self-promoter. But, uh, she does have a following. Willow: Grimes is a scaremonger. All she does is exploit people’s worst fears. Drew appeals to people’s better nature. He’s been through hell more than once, and he still came out the other side smiling. I mean, who wouldn’t want a man that strong representing them in Congress? I’m with Willow. Drew’s charming, smart, successful, and he has a compelling life story to tell on the campaign trail. My money’s on him. Good. Because anyone who bets against this man is either a fool or a cynic. Thank you! Thank you. I love you guys. Honestly, I appreciate this so much. You know, I could not have done this without you. Thanks to those that came out to the announcement. Thank you for those that helped keep the ball rolling through all of this and to this man right here. Are you kidding me? Representative McConkey. Thank you, sir, for your wisdom, for your friendship. Certainly for your endorsement. That definitely helped a lot. I couldn’t have done it without him. Or her. Who the hell invited her? My brilliant idea to convince Drew to run was sparked by Nina’s timely introduction. Tracy: Nina, I applaud your commitment. You didn’t completely ruin Drew’s life serving him up to the SEC, but pushing him into politics may finally do the job. Ned: Mother, Mother, this isn’t the time. Learn to read a room. Enough shop talk! Everybody, the grill is open. Who’s hungry? Huh? I’ll be right back. [ Indistinct conversations ] You know, now that you’ve got that speechifying thing down, maybe you need a bigger gut, you know, and buy a pair of American shoes and you’ll be a fine representative, I’m sure. So what’d you think, Sam? Well, far be it for me to question the congressman’s judgment. Yeah, I think it’s time for me to get a drink. So how’d it go with Scout? It went really well. I mean, she’s a little vague on what it means to run for Congress, but she’s just so excited about the name change, she can’t wait to start telling people she’s Scout Quartermaine. We’re actually doing this. Yeah. No, I’m gonna have my lawyers handle her name change as well. So the passports, school registration, all the legal documents, I mean, it’s done. Sam, you know Cain was just a placeholder. It was a name given to me by the state. No, I know. It — It — Quartermaine is your family name, and I’m glad that you get to claim it. And I’m glad that Scout gets to have it, too. It’s just gonna take a little getting used to. That’s all. Okay. Hey, man. That was, uh… good job. You got my vote. Alright. Thanks, man. Yeah, I’m really happy the announcement went the way it did, but tonight is your night, so enjoy. Alright. Thanks, guys. Yeah. See ya. [ Sighs ] You okay? Yeah. Yeah. I’m fine. [ Sighs ] Sometimes I forget how I’m held with such universal contempt in this town. And then someone comes along, like Tracy, to remind me. You’re wrong, you know? [ Laughs softly ] Wrong about what? About the contempt for you being universal. I’m glad to hear that. So, hey, how did it feel participating in the whole political process today? Surprisingly good. Yeah? I’ve gotten really disillusioned by politics. The mudslinging, the infighting, the way no one seems to care about the important things. I think most politicians only pretend to listen to their voters when their jobs are on the line. But Drew’s made me feel hopeful about the possibility of change. Good, important change that could really help people. Yeah. You might be surprised to hear this, but I think the same thing. Yeah, I know. It is surprising because we didn’t really like each other much, was impossible for us to be in the same room without us making little digs at each other, which would spiral into knock-down, drag-out fights. I’m aware. But, um, he is building a bridge between the two of us, and that really changed the way I think about him and the way I think about myself, actually, because I realize that I have a habit of clinging on to grudges way too tightly. I’ve been guilty of that myself. Yeah. So, Ned, does Drew’s big announcement have you missing your mayoral days? No, no, no, not at all. As far as I’m concerned, the good people of Port Charles made their choice. And Laura is an excellent mayor. Thank you. I cannot imagine having to deal with some of the baloney that you do. Some days I can’t believe it either. [ Laughter ] Is there room for two more in this conversation? -Hey. -Hey, Mac. Welcome home. Thank you. It’s good to be back. Jordan: It’s so good to see you. I understand you’re doing a wonderful job as deputy mayor. Ah, well, you will have to talk to my boss about that. I couldn’t ask for a better second in command. That’s fantastic. Ned, Olivia, thanks for having us. -Thank you. Good to see you. -Thank you. Yeah, we all missed you so much. Ditto. [ Sighs ] I’m sorry about Spencer. Thank you. It’s — It’s all kind of — It’s still unreal to me. I’m sure. When someone so young is taken from us, it’s hard to make sense of it. Yeah, it’s been difficult. But today is a happy occasion, a celebration. I’m so glad that you made it back in time for the party. Me too. It’s been too long. That’s what I’ve been telling him. Well, it seems like everyone’s kept things together pretty well without me. Now, it hasn’t been all sunshine and free parking, Mac. I’ll take the back-stabbing that goes on at ELQ any day over the craziness of local politics. Thank God I don’t have to deal with the Heather Webber business. What Heather Webber business? Maybe that’s something we save for tomorrow. Mac is gonna find out soon enough anyway. It’s come to light recently that Heather may not be legally responsible for the crimes she committed. You really think of me like a big brother? I actually don’t know what it’s like to have one, but I’ll bet this is close. Is that okay with you? Yeah. Um… I mean, it’s a — it’s a little scary, to be honest. I don’t really know what it’s like to be anyone’s brother. Dante: Don’t listen to him, James. This guy’s been my brother since we were 12. I taught him how to pick up girls. He taught me how to ride horses and make cherry bombs. Cherry bombs are cool. You had to bring them up, didn’t you? So it’s okay for brothers to have different last names? Yeah. You know what? It’s kind of better that way. Why? Because it means that you’re not family by accident. Yeah, it’s like the family you want. You know, the family you choose. Want to be my brother? -Aw… -[ Chuckles ] Um… You know what? I think that would be really cool. Awesome. We need to do something to make it official, though. Something only brothers would do. [ Spits ] [Spits ] You’re right. Georgie would never do that. [ Laughs ] If Heather isn’t responsible for killing Britt Westbourne, who is? Felicia: It’s complicated. They’re saying Heather was sick. Well, you’d have to be sick to kill all those people. Hey, babe. It’s a day to celebrate. Honey, do not let yourself get dragged in to hypotheticals about Heather Webber. Ned, you know, I could use a hand in the kitchen. Oh, yeah. Of course. Heather was diagnosed with metallosis, which is a — it’s a kind of a blood poisoning which was caused by a faulty hip implant. You’re saying a bum hip made Heather a murderer? It’s a condition that causes psychosis, which no one knew about at the time that Heather pled guilty. So maybe her case should be reopened. Heather was a willing participant when Ryan nearly killed me and went after Felicia. You were there on Spoon Island. She knew exactly what she was doing. But the theory is she wouldn’t have made the decisions she made if that poison were not in her system. The world is full of toxins we all ingest. I mean, there’s always something new every day that we find out can be bad for us, but it doesn’t turn us into serial killers. Well, you don’t have a medical degree, neither do I. I’m putting all my faith in the experts’ opinions, whatever they may be. Have we met? I, um… I live in the same house as you. What’s your name? Drew Quartermaine. I have the court documents because I needed them for the FEC filing. Just in case you’d like to take a look. So tell me, Tracy, do you mind sharing a last name with me? A Quartermaine would always get my vote. And just for the record, my brother Alan would be very, very proud of you. Mmm. You couldn’t wait, huh? Yeah. Well, the cookies look amazing. I am so sorry. I couldn’t help myself. No, it’s totally fine. The food is here to be enjoyed. Please help yourself. How have we known each other for this long and I had no idea that you were a talented chef? I am full of surprises. Mm-hmm. I’m glad you are because I’m starving because… there was slim pickings at Drew’s announcement. You know, I’m actually kind of surprised that you went. I wasn’t the only one. The whole Aurora executive team went to support him. I get that. But by the way you’ve always talked about Drew, it was kind of obvious that you two didn’t get along. Yeah, I couldn’t stand him and I thought the feelings were mutual. But something changed when he hired me back to Crimson. I think we both realized that we have more in common than we thought. And Drew is the reason why my relationship with Willow seems to be healing. And I’m the one who introduced him to Congressman McConkey. So I guess you could say that we’re both seeing another side of each other lately. Go, Wiley. Drew: You mind if I hide out in here for a little while with you? No, not at all. hope I didn’t hurt your feelings earlier when I said I was nervous about the idea of being your brother. It’s just… I mean, it’s a real big responsibility. I don’t want to let you down. But you’re the best. You could never let me down. Thanks, James. That’s, uh — That’s a really nice thing to say. Do you like your hot dog? Yeah. Needs relish. For real. [ Laughs ] Hey, Cody. Oh. Hey, Mac. Good to see you. I told you James would be in here. Your grandma’s looking for you. The fireworks are about to start. Cody, are you coming? Um, no, I wish I could. I got to stay here. Make sure the horses don’t get scared from the loud noises. I could stay here and help. Oh, well, no. No way, dude, ’cause if you did, then who would record the awesome video of the fireworks to play and show me later? That’s true. I’ll get it all for you, I promise, brother. Thanks, brother. -Come on, let’s go. -Be back soon. You are really good with him. I just hope he isn’t too much. Too much what? Fun? I love having that kid around. He’s the greatest. Actually, it reminds me a lot of you. Wow. Well, that’s the nicest compliment I’ve gotten in a while. You know, you’ve had an effect on him, too. He keeps talking about the horses and your stunt-double days. Keeps telling Felicia and I he wants to do the same thing when he grows up. Oh, wow. Wow. I, uh, I didn’t realize that was his takeaway. Sorry. I’ll — I’ll walk it back a little bit. Don’t want to lead the kid wrong. No. James is way too smart for that. Uh, living above stables and mucking out stalls and wrangling Quartermaines isn’t for everyone. Maybe not, but I mean, I can see the appeal. Really? Your life seems pretty good to me. Don’t get me wrong. I know how lucky I am. I love my family. I wouldn’t do a thing to change my life with them. But if I had two lives, one might look a lot like yours. I’m sorry I brought the party down by talking about Heather. Clearly, Mac doesn’t really share my point of view, does he? Heather brings out strong feelings for people. It’s a complicated situation, and there’s no solution that is going to make everybody happy. Thank you for saying that. Okay, everybody, it’s almost time for the fireworks. Yeah. Let’s all head down to the water. Grab everyone you see. I don’t want anyone to miss out. Felicia: You coming down? Definitely. I’m gonna stay for a minute. Um, but I will be right behind you. It’s fine. Save me a seat. You got it.

Obviously you are angry with me. Would you like to talk about it? The only thing I want is your assurance that Heather will stay in Pentonville, where she belongs. Oh, well, look at that. We’re the first ones here. That means we get to, uh… pick a…spot. Lucky us. [ Sighs ] Those kids were having fun at the pool, huh? Yeah. Like they didn’t want to get out of the water for more than two minutes, I don’t think. Mnh-mnh. I’m really glad they were having a good time, especially Scout. And you know what? Drew was right. She’s really happy with the name change. Do you want to talk about it? Talk about what? My mother’s potato salad. Yeah. Or the fact that Drew dropped it on you that he’s running for Congress. You choose. [ Sighs ] You know what? I, um, I’m not gonna waste any time yelling at Drew for not telling me about running for Congress. You know, apparently, he and Jason really know how to compartmentalize. Yeah, I know that might not be easy for you. Eh. Whatever. It’s done now. Well, all I can — all I can do now is just, uh, be happy for Drew, and — and, I don’t know, maybe even show up to a rally or two and smile for the cameras. Yeah? And what if someone from The Invader calls you for an interview? I will refuse to talk to them. I have nothing to say to that sleazy rag after what that reporter DeWitt did to Blaze and Kristina. Right. But you should probably have a plan of attack as far as the press goes with Drew. I mean, maybe you do an interview with a friendly reporter or… I mean, saying no comment just might make it look like you got something to hide. You know what? That is Drew’s problem… Right. …not mine. The only thing I’m really worried about is Scout. Because this new would-be career of Drew’s could hurt Scout in all kinds of ways. Are you sure I’m not interrupting? No, it’s totally fine. I love this party, but it can get a little overwhelming sometimes, and I just needed a minute to myself. Wow. Overwhelming is right. I just had an honest to God moment with Tracy. Like, a positive moment. Kind of threw me for a loop. Wow. Yeah. If you can impress Tracy Quartermaine, there is no one you can’t impress. It bodes well for your campaign. Either that, or it’s just like Mercury in retrograde or something. No, that’s next month. Hmm. I am being serious about your abilities. It’s so impressive how quickly you’ve taken to politics. I saw it in your speech. Everybody did. People can tell that this isn’t just a vanity campaign, that you really want to carry on McConkey’s legacy and do great things for the people of our district. I really do. Thank you for saying that. I mean, I’ve said this to you before, but I was — I was blindsided when McConkey made that offer to me, you know? But the more I get into this, the deeper it goes, the more convinced I am I have a duty to do it right. And that right there is why you have to win. If I do get elected to Congress, you know some things are gonna change, including things for you and me. As a matter of fact, Drew and I… Say no more. I get it. You didn’t know, did you? I mean, did Maxie let it slip? No, she hasn’t said a thing. I did kind of pick up on a vibe between you and Drew earlier, though. I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what it was. Well, I guess I’m glad that we’re not being too obvious because neither one of us are interested in advertising it. I think the reaction would be less than ideal. So it’s just a casual thing then? I don’t even think that it — it reaches to that point. No, it just… It just happened a few times. A few very good times. Sounds like you’re enjoying yourself. I am, I am. I mean, it’s not gonna happen again… probably. Hey. No judgment. Drew is hot. Right, right. His body is amazing. You should see his abs. You could grate cheese on ’em. [ Both laughing ] I am so happy to see you laughing again. You really deserve it after everything you’ve been through. But now that you’ve had your fun, it’s probably time to stop, right? I mean, this is the kind of thing that can only end in disaster. s a pretty strong word, don’t you think? It’s just a little fling with Drew. I just want to make sure that you know what you’re doing. You are deeply in love with Sonny. And Drew was just as in love with Carly. And both your relationships ended abruptly and in ways that were heartbreaking. But the end of a relationship doesn’t mean the end of feelings. That much love is like a flood. It’s overwhelming and it takes time to recede. And until it does, it’ll try to find an outlet somewhere else. I get it. I don’t see anything wrong with wanting to have a little company sometimes, a human touch every now and then. It is really difficult to be on your own when you were used to being part of a couple for so long. You know what that’s like, don’t you? I do. And I might have been too careful with my heart since then, but maybe that’s better than having it be broken again before it’s had time to heal. If I do get elected, I’m gonna have to spend a lot more time in D.C. right after I lured you away from your job at GH to come work at the new Tomorrow Institute. I feel like I’m abandoning you. Really? Because I’m worried that you’ll think I’m exploiting you. What do you mean? When you’re a congressman, I plan on lobbying the heck out of you to further the institute’s efforts. And you’ll probably hear more from me in D.C. than you do living just up the drive. Well, I look forward to those phone calls. And as much as I’ll miss you, I don’t want you to feel guilty for anything. I loved working at the hospital, but I’m grateful for the change. I love the work I’m doing at the institute, and I get to spend more time with my kids. I’m glad. Yeah, it’s so funny. Wiley and Amelia are, uh, too young to understand now, but Wiley is fascinated by the fact that I smell like perfume now instead of antiseptic. The other day, he told me I smelled yummy. High praise. Yes. And it’s fun to dress up instead of spending all my days in scrubs. Pretty sure you could have won a beauty contest in those scrubs. Quartermaine stables, complete with an apartment upstairs, doesn’t exactly qualify as roughing it by any stretch. Uh, yeah. Being out here with all the horses reminds me of growing up in Australia. Really? Yeah. Something about the outdoorsy aspect of it, I guess. You know, it reminds me of the walkabouts Robert and I used to take with our parents. And the one time I flew over the outback in a prop plane, oh, man, you wouldn’t believe how beautiful the landscape is from up there. Wow. Yeah, that all sounds amazing. [ Sighs ] It really was. I didn’t realize how much I missed it. You know, I wouldn’t mind spending three months in a tree house or a year, or even just camping under the stars for a while. I got a little taste of it when I was away. It reminded me how much I liked it. Is that why you were gone for so long? You couldn’t tear yourself away? No, no, it just took a little longer than I expected. Came back as soon as I could. I hated being away from Felicia and all, but…I had to go… to honor a commitment I made so long ago, I don’t remember making it. Some things become such a part of your blood, you just stop questioning them. There’s a lot that I don’t love about Drew running for Congress. Especially the fact that if he does win, he’s gonna be living in D.C., probably. Which means he’s gonna be away from Scout. And Scout will miss her father so much. Hey, he’s got money and access to a jet. Drew can come and go as he pleases. It’s just so frustrating. How did I wind up choosing Jason and Drew to be parents when they don’t, like, prioritize their children? Okay, look, biologically, Danny and Scout have other dads, but we’re pretty good at this parenting thing. And I think that little crew that lives with us, they would agree. I don’t know, I think it would be hard to get that whole crew to agree on one thing. What I’m saying is, who cares what Jason and Drew are doing? Okay? Scott and Danny got us, and it’s not always gonna be easy, but it will — It will always be good.

I’m really glad we did that. I think Monica enjoyed catching up with you. Uh, yes. Uh, I enjoyed it, too. Um, how long has Dr. Quartermaine been laid up? She doesn’t like to talk about it, but it’s, uh… It’s been a very difficult year for her, and I understand it has been for you as well. Well, you and I have known each other long enough, so I don’t have to pretend. I have lung cancer. How advanced? Stage four. Oof. My father would be very annoyed. He didn’t believe in ill health. We thought it was a sign of carelessness. Like hitting a pothole that you could have missed. Yes, well, I share his annoyance. I mean, I feel like I’m in my prime. I think I’ve got a lot to do and more to give. My father felt the same way. Well, your father was a fine man and a giant pain in the ass. [ Laughs ] Yes. Well, that’s why we loved him. Listen, if you’re up to it, um, when all of this electioneering is handled, I would like to invite you and your wife over to dinner. Oh, I think that’s a lovely idea. I’ll have Hazel reach out to you, if, of course, I’m not six feet under by then. Well, if you are, I think I’ll just send a nice spread over to your wake. [ Laughing ] My family would appreciate that. Larry… take care of yourself. You too, Tracy.

-The fireworks are starting. -Oh.

Does Grandpa Mac know where to find us? Mac: Shall we? After you.

Wow, they really went all out. It seems like they get bigger every year. I know, right? Oh. It’s amazing how elaborate fireworks have gotten since I was a kid. I’ve never seen one look like rain before. I’m your son.

Trina told me you had some concerns about Heather. Actually, my concerns — they’re with you. Why go to bat for a convicted murderer instead of protecting your constituents from her? Portia, you were part of the team who diagnosed Heather. I mean, surely you can understand the questions that that diagnosis would raise. I treated Heather with the courtesy and professionalism that my oath requires, despite the fact that at one point, her entire mission in life was to murder my daughter. Hey, Nina. Want to join me to watch some fireworks? Hey, um, thank you, but I — I think I’m just gonna head home. Oh, you can’t miss the best part of the night. [ Stammers ] Nina. Michael. Thank you for the offer, but I’m gonna take off. Okay? So… happy 4th of July, gentlemen. Yeah. Nina, um… I don’t like to get in your guys’ personal lives, but, you know, as long as Drew is on the campaign trail, the three of us are gonna have to learn how to work together. Is that gonna be okay? Or is one of you always going to have to leave the room?

I hope I didn’t give you the wrong impression before. I believe in you… so much. You’ve always been there for my family, for my kids, for me. I wouldn’t even be alive today if you hadn’t risked your life in Greenland. You’re the reason I get to see my kids grow up. And everyone should be lucky enough to have someone like you in their corner. That’s why you need to win this election. And I will do everything in my power to help you. But selfishly, I don’t want you to move to D.C. I’d miss you. I’d miss you, too.

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Thomas: I’m asking you again… Will you marry me? Yes or no, Hope? Will you be my wife?

Paris: I can’t believe Thomas said that.

Ridge: He put you on the spot a little bit, didn’t he?

Paris: No, it’s amazing. Being asked be married at the Forrester Estate? Shows how excited Thomas is to be marrying me.

Ridge: Yes, he as beaming. And so are you, my future daughter-in-law.

Brooke: So you didn’t discuss venues before?

Paris: No. It’s been such a whirlwind, but this, this is perfect.

Brooke: Any idea when?

Paris: No, um– But hopefully soon. I cannot wait to be Thomas’ wife. [sighs] ♪♪

Li: Finn?

Finn: Oh, hey, Mom.

Li: What are you doing here? I thought you were with Steffy and the kids today.

Finn: Oh, I’m on call, Had to scrub in for an emergency. I’m just wrapping up.

Li: Good. You should be home with your family. ♪♪ [theme music playing] ♪♪

Finn: If anyone can understand this insane schedule, it’s you, Mom.

Li: It’s not that I don’t admire your work ethic. I do. It’s important, however, to spend every moment you can with your family. Particularly after these last few months.

Finn: Steffy and I are good, Mom.

Li: Are you really though? Everything that’s happened with Sheila has caused so much conflict and drama in your marriage. You can’t let that happen. ♪♪

Brooke: Today was quite a surprise for all of us.

Paris: Yeah, I know this was a family party. Thomas and I didn’t mean to make it all about us.

Ridge: Why not? There’s a lot to celebrate.

Paris: Well, not everyone’s celebrating.

Ridge: Hope, you mean.

Paris: Yeah, she has her own opinions about Thomas’ and I’s engagement, we thought she would just move on, I mean, she had her chance with him and she let him go.

Brooke: She wasn’t ready to accept his proposal.

Paris: But I was. That’s why I said yes. That’s why I’m wearing his ring. I can’t wait to fully commit my life to Thomas. ♪♪

Ridge: And we’re ready to welcome you into the family.

Paris: Thanks, Ridge. Now if you don’t mind, I am off to find my adorable fiancé.

Thomas: What do you say, Hope? Will you marry me?

HOPE: Thomas… You know how I feel about you. And you know I want to be with you…

Thomas: “But…” You’re not ready to marry me.

HOPE: Thomas…

Thomas: It’s okay. I was expecting that. That’s why I asked this third time. I knew what you were gonna say. ♪♪ You can’t marry me. You’ll never be able to marry me. And that’s why I’ve moved on with Paris. ♪♪

Li: Sheila is obsessed with you, Finn. I don’t care if she gave birth to you. Her fixation goes beyond that.

Finn: No, I get it, Mom.

Li: I hope so. She nearly orphaned your son, left me for dead. You can never put your family in jeopardy ever again, Finn.

Finn: I know.

Li: Sheila doesn’t deserve your love and sympathy, Finn, okay? Save it for your patients, for your family.

Finn: I already told you, Mom, Steffy and I, we’re– we’re in a better place.

Li: Hope to God it stays that way. You need to prioritize your wife and kids. They must always come first.

Finn: Yeah, they do. They do. Of course they do. I mean– I love Steffy and the kids more than I can say.

Li: Don’t prove it to me. Prove it to them. Steer clear of Sheila. Don’t let her back in. Cut her out permanently.

Finn: I have. I told her I can’t see her anymore. No, I mean it. Sheila knows that I’m done, okay? And I’m serious this time.

Li: Good. But you know, you should never have ever been in the same room as her. Do you hear me, son? [chuckles] Don’t ever make that mistake again. If you’re not careful, Sheila will be the death of your marriage. ♪♪

Ridge: Should we grab our bathing suits and meet dad and everybody else in the pool?

Brooke: And leave our quiet little cozy spot?

Ridge: I was hoping you say that. I was also hoping to see you in the bikini.

Brooke: Well, I have an idea. When we go home later, why don’t we go skinny dipping?

Ridge: Get your purse, I’ll get the car. Let’s get out of here.

Brooke: [laughing] Oh, my gosh, you make me laugh.

Ridge: I didn’t think Hope would take it this hard.

Brooke: She still has feelings for Thomas.

Ridge: But she did reject him more than once.

Brooke: She didn’t want the relationship to end.

Ridge: Well, it has ended. Thomas moved on.

Brooke: And you don’t think this lifetime commitment is happening too quickly?

Ridge: I don’t know, they’re young, but they’re ready. You think they’re ready?

Brooke: Ridge, that’s a classic rebound. And that’s what Hope’s worried about.

Ridge: All right, I talked to Thomas about that, and this is what he wants. This is the life he wants. This engagement is real, and I believe it and… maybe Hope should believe it, too. ♪♪

Hope: You… didn’t mean it. Your proposal to me just now.

Thomas: Just trying to prove a point. And I think I did. It wouldn’t matter. I could grab our entire family, mine and yours, bring them together in here. I could get Carter to marry us right now. Your answer would still be no. That broke my heart before. But I’m okay now because I have found love with Paris. So my heart is whole. Like you and I, we will always be there for each other. I mean, Douglas connects us forever. But I’ve moved on. I found my person with Paris. And you’ll find your person, too.

Hope: [sniffles]

Thomas: I’m happy, Hope. And I know you’ll find happiness, too. ♪♪

Ridge: Hope couldn’t expect Thomas to just sit at the sidelines, right? It’s not fair. It’s not love, and it’s a little selfish.

Brooke: It hasn’t really been that long. I mean, Thomas jumped from Hope’s arms into Paris’.

All right, and I know she’s struggling with this, but if she wants what’s best for Thomas, she needs to get on board.

Brooke: She’s been struggling in a few areas. She hasn’t been herself lately.

Ridge: I know what that means.

Brooke: Well, I just think she was hoping that when Thomas came back in town with her son that maybe they’d get back together. But that’s not what happened. He didn’t come back to have a life with Hope. He came back engaged to another woman.

Ridge: What are you getting at?

Brooke: Hope’s been all over the place, and… I’m just worried she might do something that she will regret. [distant siren wailing]

Li: What about Hope?

Finn: What about her?

Li: Is she so close with that father of hers?

Finn: Yeah.

Li: Oh, dear.

Finn: At one point, you know, she cut him off as a result of his involvement with Sheila, but I think they’re trying to mend their relationship.

Li: Deacon must have a screw loose to be married to Sheila.

Finn: No, it’s not like Hope’s a big fan of Sheila.

Li: You and Hope have that in common, your ties with Sheila.

Finn: Well, mom, look, I already told you, Sheila’s not allowed around me or the kids, and Hope doesn’t allow her around Beth either.

Li: Well, finally I’m hearing some common sense. I don’t like how Hope is influencing you, though.

Finn: She’s not influencing me.

Li: What about your decision to stay for Sheila and Deacon’s wedding?

Finn: Yeah, I don’t, like– Yeah, I shouldn’t have done that, I just– I was there to get food, okay? It’s not like I was there by choice.

Li: But Hope was there by choice, and you could have left at any time. You chose to stay. That wasn’t only foolish and dangerous, and that was very disrespectful to your wife. You know how Steffy feels about Hope. Not only do you need to stay away from Sheila, you need to stay away from Hope. I only say this with love, son.

Finn: [chuckles] I know.

Li: Now get out of here. Go be with your wife. ♪♪

Paris: I know that Hope was a little shocked today when you announced that the wedding was gonna take place here.

Thomas: Yeah, I probably should’ve checked with you first, I didn’t– I kinda blurted that out, didn’t I?

Paris: No, no, no. I couldn’t be happier or more touched by everything that you said. It’s such an honor to be married here at your family’s estate.

Thomas: I’m glad you’re looking forward to it. I think everyone’s excited about the idea.

Paris: Yeah, everyone but Hope. I mean, I hate to say it, but it just seems like she’s playing the victim here, and I really don’t get why.

Thomas: Yeah, I understand what you mean, but I think for her, this is just hard. I mean, who would have expected me going off to Europe would have ended up with me finding love with you and– Yeah, I mean, Douglas is gonna have this new, amazing stepmom, and we’re getting married here– I think it’s just a lot for her to process.

Paris: I feel that. And just like I was saying to Ridge and Brooke, she had her moment, and she turned you down.

Thomas: Well, don’t worry about her. I’m focused on us and our life together. I found this wonderful, beautiful woman to spend the rest of my life with, and I am sure that she will find a man to spend the rest of her life with. ♪♪

Finn: Oh, uh– Oh, hi.

Hope: Finn, hi.

Finn: Um, have you seen, uh– Oh, hey, here it is. Steffy, she forgot this, so I thought I’d just swing by on my way home. You okay?

Hope: Yeah, I– I’m fine. I’m good. How are you?

Finn: Hope, what’s up? What’s going on? Something’s up. You can talk to me.

Hope: It’s nothing, really.

Finn: Hope, it’s not nothing.

Hope: Okay, well, I just, I don’t want to dump all of my problems on you.

Finn: That’s what friends are for.

Hope: Okay, fine. Uh– Did you know that Thomas was engaged to another woman? ♪♪

Brooke: Does it seem like I’m not happy for your son?

Ridge: A little bit.

Brooke: [sighs] Well, I’m just saying maybe Paris is just a distraction for him. What about that? I hope she’s aware of what she might be getting herself into.

Ridge: I think Thomas has been nothing but transparent with Paris.

Brooke: Maybe he’s in denial. He can’t just get over an intense breakup overnight. And Hope is trying to come to grips with him, too.

Ridge: Listen, I’m sorry it didn’t work out with Hope. I’m sorry it didn’t work out with the two of them. But at least Thomas didn’t come here with some floozy from Pacoima. He found a really nice girl. Paris is remarkable.

Brooke: Paris is a wonderful lady. She is. It’s just, how can he commit to her if he’s not fully over Hope?

Ridge: He is over Hope. Did you see these guys? They’re smitten with each other. They’re happy, and… I gotta believe that they know what they’re doing.

Brooke: Maybe he’s not being honest with himself.

Ridge: I know you’re in pain. I know you’re hurting for your daughter. I get it. But keep in mind that this is just temporary. Hope’s gonna be fine. And there is a man out there for her, I know that. ♪♪

Finn: Steffy filled me in on Thomas and Paris’ engagement. Definitely appears to have happened rather quickly.

Hope: Mm, yes. It wasn’t that long ago that he was proposing to me.

Finn: And you didn’t want to marry him.

Hope: I didn’t think I was rejecting Thomas. I just was rejecting the idea of another marriage at that time because I was still processing my divorce and trying to focus on the kids.

Finn: I feel for you, but I don’t think those are the only reasons.

Hope: What do you mean?

Finn: Okay, well, I’m talking about my brother in law, so I wanna– keep it nice. But I don’t blame you for not trusting Thomas and just letting go of everything that he did to you in the past.

Hope: Ah, okay, well, I moved on from that. I don’t get why everyone else can’t. And I also came to a place of trust with him. Or so I thought. Look, I know him, Finn, and I just– I think he has not given this enough time.

Finn: You think it’s impulsive?

Hope: Yes! That’s why I’m concerned.

Finn: I mean, Thomas has been known to battle impulsivity, but, I mean, it’s–

Hope: It is a weakness of his. Yes, he– Can make rash decisions without really thinking about the potential consequences.

Finn: Do you think this whole thing is gonna blow up?

Hope: I don’t want anyone in this situation to get hurt or to be disappointed, and I don’t want that for Thomas. I don’t want that for Paris, and I certainly don’t want that for Douglas.

Finn: No, no, you wanna protect your son from as much instability as possible.

Hope: Yeah, he is weathered enough as it is. First a divorce and then me breaking up with his father. And that’s not even what is the most upsetting part.

Finn: You still care about Thomas.

Hope: I just don’t understand the rush. I mean, first it’s a quickie engagement, and now they’re suddenly planning the wedding at Eric’s already? It’s just– It is too much.

Finn: Hey, look, you got this. Just try not to get so worked up.

Hope: I just feel like he’s running from something.

Finn: His feelings for you?

Hope: Does that sound conceited or…?

Finn: Conceited? No, come on. You– [chuckles] Hope– You could never sound conceited. You’re one of the most humble people I know. Seriously, Hope, you have no idea how incredible you are on all the wonderful qualities that you have to offer as a friend, as a mother, as a businesswoman. I so admire and respect everything that you stand for.

Hope: Well, thank you for saying that, Finn.

Finn: I mean, you know how I feel. Thomas, he was never good enough for you. That is the truth, Hope.

Hope: [sighs]

Finn: Hey. There is a man. Somewhere out there, some unbelievably lucky man, someone who’s going to come along and steal your heart.

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B&B Transcript Friday, July 5, 2024

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Eric: We have so much to celebrate here today.

Thomas: You didn’t think this was gonna be some run-of-the-mill Fourth of July party, did you?

Ridge: We didn’t think you were gonna bring your own fireworks, so thank you.

Eric: Yeah. Well, once again, another toast. To Thomas and Paris. We’re very happy for you.

Ridge: Thomas and Paris. Cheers.

Carter: There ya go.

Paris: Cheers.

Eric: It’s nothing. [phone chime]

Thomas: Oh… Looks like– that Douglas is having such a great time with Steffy.

Paris: Oh, that’s so good. Oh, he was talking about how much he missed them. I’m so happy that Steffy allowed him to be a part of their little family day.

Thomas: Yeah, me too.

Donna: You know what? I was actually gonna go and join Luna and RJ. Does anyone wanna join me for swimming?

Paris: I could be talked into that.

Eric: Let’s give them a few more moments together. All right? Just alone, in a big, beautiful private pool? Young love. We all remember that.

Ridge: Oh, we do remember that.

Eric: See?

Brooke: You know what I remember? I remember those really skimpy little bathing suits you used to wear.

Ridge: Oh, you’re welcome.

Eric: Yeah, I think there’s another uniform a little more appropriate for the… the future here. And that’s a suit and tie, appropriate for the father of the groom. To Thomas and Paris. Another wedding in the Forrester family home. Cheers.

Ridge: Cheers.

[soft chatter]

Eric: Okay, where are they? In the kitchen?

Brooke: I don’t know. ♪♪ ♪

Paris: Thank you.

Carter: Congratulations, again.

Thomas: Thanks.

Carter: Especially you, Paris, it’s, um… it’s everything I wanted for you. After… everything. It’s good to see you so happy.

Paris: Very happy. Thank you, Carter.

Thomas: [chuckling]

Paris: [sighing] ♪♪


Brooke: You okay, sweetheart?

Donna: Because we all know the truth.

Eric: What truth is that?

Eric: Okay, so here’s what we gotta do, all right? Usually we have people standing here and… oh!

Ridge: Okay?

Eric: So what do you think? I mean, we’ve done this so many times here. Usually it’s the bride is there, and the groom is here, and Carter is in the middle. Is Carter doing this with you?

Paris: …a good question.

Eric: Did you ask him yet?

Paris: Thomas? You wanna–

Thomas: Uh, yeah. What’s up?

Paris: Your grandfather wants to talk logistics with us.

Eric: Yeah, I think we need to start planning this thing.

Eric: Yeah.

Thomas: Okay, well, then let’s get planning.

Eric: Okay. Now, I was just saying, instead of just standing here like we always do, maybe… ♪♪

Brooke: Hope?

Hope: Oh.

Brooke: You don’t have to be here, honey. Everybody would understand.

Hope: No, I can handle it. I can. It’s just… oh, I don’t understand why Thomas had to blindside me with it.

Brooke: I know, I’m sorry. I can see this is difficult for you.

Hope: I mean, it’s just that none of this is making sense to me. Why he had to rush in to another relationship so soon, and that they’re engaged. I mean, how is that a good idea? How is that good for our son?

Brooke: Okay… seeing how you’re reacting and your emotion… I have to ask… are you second guessing things? Do you wish you said yes to Thomas’s proposal? ♪♪ ♪♪

Carter: I don’t know if you guys discussed who might officiate your wedding, but I know you both pretty well, and I know what you’ve overcome to be here. So it’d be my honor to marry you.

Thomas: Uh, well, thank you. I appreciate that. Yeah, we just– we just got started, so… we have no idea where we’re going with this, but we’ll keep that in mind.

Paris: Yeah, just getting started is an understatement. I didn’t even realize we were getting married here until you asked Eric about it earlier.

Thomas: You don’t think I overstepped, do you?

Paris: No, no-no-no, not at all, this was a great idea.

Thomas: Okay, good. Good. I mean, I don’t care where we get married. I just want you to have the wedding you always dreamed about, that you fantasize about.

Paris: Well, that’s easy. And already accomplished. Because my wedding daydreams, I never thought about the flowers or the dress or the location or even the officiants. [laughing] What I thought about, when it comes to having a wedding, what I really want is just to feel safe and secure and really extremely connected to my groom, and Thomas, you’ve already given me that. So, where we get married doesn’t matter much to me. But if it’s gonna be at one of the most beautiful estates in Los Angeles, I absolutely cannot say no to that. Or to you. ♪♪

Eric: Well, it may be a fast engagement, but one thing’s obvious. I mean, Paris is glowing. I mean, she’s… absolutely in love with him.

Ridge: And he loves her.

Donna: So you, um… asked him about that?

Ridge: Yeah, but I mean, you heard what Dad said, that this whole engagement was too fast, I couldn’t just take it at face value.

Donna: Uh-huh, of course. Of course, because we all know how Thomas feels about Hope.

Ridge: How Thomas felt about Hope. They’re always gonna have a relationship. They share a son together.

Donna: Ridge. We all know that their feelings go deeper than just being parents to Douglas.

Ridge: I guess, I mean I realize some of that, sure.

Donna: Sorry. Okay. I just, I just, I really feel for Hope, especially when he announced that he wants to get married right away.

Eric: That was a shock. It’s gonna be a big blow for Hope.

Donna: Yeah, especially since Thomas and Hope… they’re still in love. ♪♪

Hope: Do I wish I had accepted?

Brooke: Despite my objections, I know you developed real feelings for Thomas.

Hope: Yeah, those feelings are still there. And they’re on Thomas’s side, too.

Brooke: I’m sorry, honey. You shouldn’t have to be here witnessing this. I know it was a shock to even find out about their engagement, and everybody seems happy for them. And Thomas is announcing getting married to Paris here in the family home.

Hope: That was a surprise.

Brooke: So, is that a yes? You do regret saying no to Thomas’s proposal? I mean, he did ask you twice, and you turned him down twice.

Hope: I wasn’t ready.

Brooke: I know, and I respect you for that. You were listening to your heart and to your feelings, and that’s good. But I have to wonder, if Thomas were to hand you a ring now and propose to you, what would you do? Knowing what you know now, would you say yes?

Hope: I don’t think it matters what I would say, because the woman that Thomas proposed to, the woman that he wants to marry here in this house, it isn’t me. It’s Paris. ♪♪

Hope: Thank you for being here for me.

Brooke: Of course.

Hope: Just, I had to get out of there. You don’t think I made too much of a scene, do you?

Brooke: No, no.

Hope: People just focused on the happy couple, right? The way it should be.

Brooke: Oh, honey.

Hope: I just, I don’t understand it, Mom. I mean, Thomas didn’t even allow himself to grieve our relationship, and now he’s engaged. No, sorry, not only engaged, they’re– they’re full-on in wedding planning mode, and it just, um… it is too much. Oh, gosh, I… I have to say something.

Brooke: Uh, wait. I think you should just give yourself a chance to calm down before you go talk to him.

Hope: Look, I can’t leave this party, I need– I need to talk to Thomas alone. He– He needs to hear what I have to say.

Brooke: Hope! [sighing] ♪♪

Ridge: All right, hi.

Thomas: Hi.

Ridge: How’s it going? Are you guys gonna come down to the pool? Because I think my dad and Donna are already splashing away.

Thomas: Yes, we are.

Paris: Yes, I’m trying to, but Thomas keeps distracting me.

Ridge: Okay.

Thomas: She’s a little distracting.

Ridge: Yeah. No, no, no. It’s… I will leave you. Just make– make it down there eventually. Would you, please?

Paris: Yes.

Thomas: Promise.

Ridge: Okay. All right. I’m sorry. One more thing. I, um… I couldn’t be happier for the two of you. That’s it.

Thomas: Thanks, Dad.

Paris: Thanks, Ridge. [laughing] Aw, he’s sweet.

Thomas: Yeah, he needs to drink more water.

Paris: Yeah, that, too. [laughing] He seems really happy for us.

Thomas: Yeah, he does.

Paris: That is something that I can’t get enough of saying.

Thomas: That there’s an us?

Paris: Yes, exactly.

Thomas: Yeah. It’s a good thing.

Paris: And even better, we get to be an “us” for the rest of our lives.

Thomas: Mmm. Yeah.

Paris: Oh, my goodness. I can’t wait to make this official, Thomas. I cannot wait to be your wife.

Thomas: Mmm. Hmm.

Paris: But first…

Thomas: Yeah?

Paris: Pool time.

Thomas: Okay, yes. I will be down there in just a minute.

Paris: Right.

Thomas: All right.

Paris: Bye.

Thomas: Bye. [chuckling] ♪♪ [sighing]

Ridge: Hey, you.

Brooke: [exhaling]

Ridge: Mm. How’d it go with Hope?

Brooke: Oh, not great. She’s hurting. I mean, I don’t blame Thomas for wanting to move on with his life and be happy… but it’s painful for her to hear him talking about his wedding.

Ridge: Yeah, I get that. I’m sorry. Didn’t have to be this way. She turned him down. ♪♪

Thomas: You said you needed more time, but I think we’re ready. I think we’re very, very ready. It’s time… for you to take this ring, put it on your finger. I don’t want to wait anymore. So, Hope… say you’ll make me the happiest man in the world. Say you’ll be my wife.

Hope: I love you. Thomas… I really do. But I… I can’t accept your proposal, I’m… I’m not ready.

Hope: Thomas? I was… hoping to catch you alone. Where’s Paris?

Thomas: She’s out by the pool. Um… I could tell you were hurt earlier, and I think with all the wedding talk, it’s just… I hate seeing you upset.

Hope: Okay, so then don’t go through with this. Please, Thomas, don’t marry Paris. ♪♪ So she was right to say no. Absolutely. But that’s the choice she made. It’s a choice she has to live with, and she has to accept that Thomas is moving on with his life.

Brooke: In time, I’m sure she will. But the way Thomas is moving so quickly–

Ridge: He’s not doing any of this to hurt Hope. Honestly. [sighing]

Brooke: I asked her if she had any regrets.

Ridge: What’d she say?

Brooke: She said it doesn’t matter now. Thomas is engaged to Paris.

Ridge: Okay, but that’s not– what if he wasn’t? If he asked her right now, did this whole thing jar her into thinking that she should be married? What would she say if he asked her right now? ♪♪

Paris: Hey, sorry.

Ridge: Hey.

Paris: I thought Thomas should already be at the pool by now.

Ridge: Is he not?

Paris: No. Have you seen him?

Thomas: I don’t know why you’re bringing this up again.

Hope: [scoffs] I mean, after all– all of that, of course I am, Thomas. I am begging you to please just slow down for a minute. Stop and think, I mean… to go from proposing to me, and now you’re suddenly planning a wedding?

Thomas: Yeah, I proposed to you a bunch of times, and you said no, so I had to look after myself, and I left. I needed to have some space and take time.

Hope: Except you didn’t really take the time, though, did you? You just immediately jumped into another relationship.

Thomas: Paris is good for me. And she’s good for Douglas, too.

Hope: Don’t you think we… should be discussing what is best for our son? You can’t just erase me from your lives like that just to make it easier on you. Thomas, I am begging you to please try to remember what we shared, the love… that we had for each other.

Thomas: You had your chance, Hope.

Hope: [sighing]

Thomas: And you hurt me over and over again. You turned me down so many times.

Hope: I turned down the idea of a marriage, yes, because I wasn’t ready at the time, but that didn’t mean that I was turning down the idea of being with you. Please, Thomas. ♪♪ It doesn’t feel right. I am asking you to not just jump into a marriage with someone, for your sake and for Douglas’s sake. It was never over between us.

Thomas: How many times… am I supposed to be rejected and come back? How many times do you want me to try?

Hope: [sighing]

Thomas: Okay. It wasn’t time then. But how about I give it a third try? ♪♪ Will you marry me, Hope? Will you be my wife? ♪♪

ANNOUNCER: Here’s a look ahead.

Ridge: Tom’s moved on.

Brooke: Maybe he’s not being honest with himself.

Ridge: Hope’s gonna be fine.

Hope: You always know how to make me feel better, Finn.

Finn: You know what? I believe in you.

Deacon: There’s someone out here. What’s going on with you?

Hollis: Man, I can’t stop wondering why Tom overdosed.

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Y&R Transcript Friday, July 5, 2024

Young & The Restless Transcript


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Nick: Well, hello, ladies.

Summer: Dad. Hey, what are you doing out so late?

Nick: Well, clearly this is the happening spot. All the pretty people are hanging out.

[ Phyllis chuckling ]

Nick: So, no snappy comeback? No patented eye roll?

Phyllis: Huh. Uh…

Nick: All right. Well, I just came to get, uh, Christian some pastries for his breakfast in the morning. What are you two doing here?

Phyllis: You know, just hanging out, complaining,gs.

Summer: Um…

Nick: Right. Okay. I’m gonna… And then I’ll… So, you guys… You never saw me…

Phyllis: No, no, no, no. Hey, hey.

Summer: Dad, wait. Hang on.

Phyllis: No. We’re not griping about each other. Or you. Definitely not you. Sit down.

Summer: Yeah.

Nick: Feels like a trap. I…

Summer: No. It’s not a trap. Trust me. I have way bigger issues to worry about. Namely, my ex-husband.

Victor: Why would you tell your father that you and I are colluding against him?

Kyle: What makes you think I did?

Victor: Well, he certainly knew something. He came storming into my office, running all kinds of accusations and warning against me.

Kyle: Victor, I swear I haven’t said a word about our connection.

Victor: You’re sure?

Kyle: Uh, my dad and I, we were arguing. He got all riled up and jumped to some wrong conclusions. I mean, you know how he gets, but… look, that is my problem, not yours. I’m sorry he came at you like that.

Victor: I’m not worried about your father’s accusations. Okay? What I am concerned about… is disloyalty in people who work for me.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Chels? Are you okay?

Chelsea: I don’t know. You?

Adam: Same. Do you want to talk about what happened here?

Chelsea: I wouldn’t know where to begin. I’m not sure I even know what happened myself.

Nick: So, Kyle hurt you again? What’d he do this time? I knew I should have popped this dude in the mouth the first time he broke your heart.

Phyllis: Ah, come on, come on. That’s a little too much. Listen, for what Kyle did to our daughter, I’m thinking of more of a, I don’t know, a long-term punishment.

Summer: Okay. Um, Well, I appreciate the support, you guys, but I’m actually not looking for a fistfight or whatever solution you had in mind, Mom.

Phyllis: Okay, you tell us what happened. We will decide on the approach.

Summer: Honestly, it’s not even about what’s happened. It’s about what’s going to happen. I mean, Kyle, he just keeps on making all of these bad decisions, and I feel like it– it’s going to end in disaster.

Phyllis: Oh, are we talking about Harrison’s new nanny, Scary Poppins?

Nick: Is that still a thing? I thought, you know, you were cool with Claire now.

Summer: Y– you know what? I doubt I’m ever going to be “cool” with her, but yes, it is working out so far and Harrison does adore her.

Phyllis: Okay. Well, that– that’s good.

Summer: I still hate the fact that Kyle hired her against my wishes.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, it was shady, for sure.

Summer: The whole way he handled that situation, a red flag.

Nick: And that’s what’s got you so ticked off?

Summer: No, this is… about his latest stunt.

Phyllis: What’s his latest stunt?

Summer: Kyle… is involved with Audra Charles, again, and she is even bigger trouble than Claire.

Phyllis: Oh, what? Again? Audra Charles? She swooped in. I mean, she swooped in right when there was the hint of any problem in your marriage. She took full advantage, by the way.

Summer: Mm. Kyle’s the one that let her do it, but she did get him involved in all these shady business dealings with Tucker McCall.

Phyllis: Well, when it comes to Tucker McCall, it’s only shady business dealings.

Summer: Clearly, Audra is bad news.

Nick: So, how is Kyle involved with Audra?

Summer: I saw them together. They were getting a drink at the bar at the Athletic Club.

Nick: Just, uh… having a drink?

Summer: No, it’s not like it was some casual drink. No, they had– they had their heads together, like they were conspiring about something.

Nick: And that’s it?

Phyllis: That’s more than enough for Audra Charles, trust me. And, you know, let’s be honest, Kyle doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to trusting women.

Summer: Uh, excuse me?

Phyllis: Well, I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about all the others, like Tara, his mom. He believes any lie his mom tells him. That’s where his issues come from, I’m sure.

Nick: So, you think Kyle is romantically involved with Audra again?

Summer: Um, no, I don’t think so. At least not yet, but I guess, yeah, it could go that way, though.

Nick: Why do you care?

Phyllis: I mean, he’s right. Why do you care? Honestly, just let Kyle screw up his life.

Summer: Um, I care for Harrison’s sake. This is Audra we’re talking about. I don’t trust her. I don’t want her anywhere near my son.

Nick: Look, I get it. You’re extra vigilant when it comes to Harrison right now, and you should be, but… I don’t know, is there a chance you’re making more out of this than you need to? I mean, you saw them having a drink, that’s it, and now you’re making a leap to Audra hanging out with your son. I just feel like… you might be searching for trouble.

[ Summer scoffing ]

Phyllis: I mean, it could have just been, you know, a random meeting.

Summer: It wasn’t.

Phyllis: Okay. What makes you so sure?

Summer: I don’t know, it’s just the vibe, I guess.

Phyllis: Is there more going on for you to get this vibe than you’re telling us?

Summer: Okay, fine, yes. There is… something more, but… I’m not supposed to say.

Phyllis: Oh, well. I mean… Okay. Well, you’re definitely gonna have to tell us.

Kyle: You have my word, Victor. There has been no betrayal.

Victor: You know the press release comes out tomorrow?

Kyle: And I haven’t said a single word about my role at Glissade or your investment in it. You and Audra are the only two who know.

Victor: Well, then. Just know if I can’t rely on you, my offer to you is rescinded.

Kyle: Hmm. Well. I’ve accepted your terms and conditions, and I’m not about to violate them. I mean, this is my chance to show the world what I can do. I mean, why would I blow it up now when it means so much to me?

Victor: Now, why did your dad talk about you and I colluding against him?

Kyle: Well, I think it may have had something to do with your run-in with my mother earlier.

Victor: Oh, I see.

Kyle: You raised her suspicions when you let on that you knew I had left Jabot. It was so soon after it happened, it wasn’t public knowledge yet, so it sent her on high alert, and she went running to my father. They confronted me about it.

Victor: And you didn’t let on?

Kyle: No, not a word. Just pure speculation. They immediately assumed that you offered me a role at Newman Enterprises, but they know nothing about Glissade or your investment in it. Yeah. My parents cut me out of Jabot, the company I was raised to believe I was going to inherit, the company I poured my heart and soul into. And they showed me where their loyalties lie. Now, I’m just returning the favor. From this point forward, I have no allegiance to them.

Victor: So, you’re turning your back on your family?

Kyle: Let’s just say, um, I’m moving out of the house to put some distance between us.

Victor: Hmm. They can’t be happy about that.

Kyle: Mm. Well, It’s for the best. Look, you have offered me the opportunity of a lifetime, to build a cosmetics company from the ground up that’ll rival Jabot. I am all in.

Victor: Good. So… I can trust you?

Kyle: Absolutely. There is no way I would betray your confidence in me by divulging your investment in Glissade, and I certainly wouldn’t tip off our future competitors.

Victor: All right, then.

Kyle: But there’s something you should know.

Victor: Which is?

Kyle: I can’t control my dad’s suspicions. You know how he is. He’s not about to let this drop.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about your dad’s reaction, okay? All I need to know is that I can trust you.

Adam: I’m– I’m at a loss for words, too. It’s not like we planned this, or expected it. It just… happened. You know, we’ve gone through so much these past few weeks, and we’ve been on edge, and we’ve been worried to death.

Chelsea: Well, I mean, we’ve been living this nightmare together every single day, on this roller coaster of highs and lows and– and– and– hopes and fears, worried about our son.

Adam: And tonight, it just all spilled over. I mean, all the anxiety, all the worry, and, yes, all of the love just came pouring out. We couldn’t help it.

Chelsea: Yeah, I mean, we just, uh, we just– we just just let our emotions get out of control and…

Adam: We got caught up. We got caught up talking about the good memories, when things were good, when Connor was well and we were happy.

Chelsea: Yeah, yeah. I mean, it was– it was– it was so loving and light and– and fun back then.

Adam: And I think that’s why it felt so good to remember. I think we just– we– we desperately needed to reconnect with those feelings again.

Chelsea: Yeah, I think we just got caught up. It was– it was — it was a moment. It was just, it was… Oh, my God. It was just an unexpected slip. A…

Adam: Mistake.

Summer: You know what, Mom? You’re right. Why should I honor Kyle’s request for discretion, when he’s making so many mistakes?

Phyllis: So, Kyle asked you to be discreet about something.

Summer: He did, but, I mean, it’s gonna be public knowledge in the morning, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t tell you two now.

Phyllis: I agree.

Nick: You know, maybe it’s none of our business and we can just wait for 12 hours.

Phyllis: Okay, wait, don’t listen to him. What did Kyle ask you to be discreet about?

Summer: Kyle is going to work with Audra Charles.

Nick: Now, that’s strange. So, he left Jabot. Why the big secret?

Summer: Because this new company that they’re working for, it’s a cosmetics company. It’s gonna be Jabot’s direct competition.

Nick: Mm. I don’t get it. Why leave your family’s company to launch some upstart, unknown competitor?

Summer: Because his family fired him. Well, Diane fired him, but Jack didn’t fight her on it.

Phyllis: Diane fired her own son from his birthright? That makes no sense. Who does that?

Summer: Apparently, Diane does.

Phyllis: And how did Audra Charles get her hands on her own cosmetics company?

Summer: That’s where the even bigger secret comes in.

Kyle: Here, take a look at this. It lays out the best way to merge the European cosmetic companies Tucker acquired with Glissade. Now, all the entities will be seamlessly streamlined into one big corporation.

Victor: So, you’ve given this quite a bit of thought.

Kyle: We have. Everything is moving along according to plan.

Victor: And by we, assume you mean you and Audra, right? You’re on the same page.

Kyle: Absolutely. The new and improved Glissade leadership in action. We’ll be doing a press conference as soon as the release goes out, and then, of course, we’ll be leaving your name out of it.

Victor: Good. I’m sure your father would be quite surprised to find out that his son so quickly assumed the leadership of a new company.

Kyle: He’s going to be blindsided. I guarantee you, he will not see this coming.

Victor: Good.

Kyle: Um, there is something I do need to ask you and I need complete honesty.

Victor: Go ahead.

Kyle: My father was right, wasn’t he? This is an attack on him. Some sort of retaliation for what happened with Nicky, how he handled being her sponsor. This is why you plotted the secret takeover of Glissade, isn’t it?

Adam: I mean, that’s what it was. Wasn’t it? A mistake?

Chelsea: Yes. Yeah, of course. I– I guess you could call it that.

Adam: Then, maybe the best thing to do is to not talk about it to anyone.

Chelsea: You’re right. Yeah, you’re right. What happened, happened. You know, we can’t pretend like it didn’t, but it’s over now, and we– we just– we just have to put it behind us.

Adam: Agreed.

Chelsea: I– We were just trying to deal with what happened with our son, and we were focusing on the good memories and trying to forget the bad ones, so, you know, it was– it was only natural that we turn to each other.

Adam: Yeah. I mean, I– I needed that. We both did.

Chelsea: But this doesn’t make me any less committed to Billy, okay? Or– or you to Sally, right?

Adam: Of course. It doesn’t.

Victor: There’s only one thing I want from you right now.

Kyle: Hmm.

Victor: I want you and Audra to concentrate on the task ahead.

Kyle: Well, that goes without saying.

Victor: Right.

Kyle: So, you’re not gonna answer my question, then?

Victor: If you see this as an opportunity to get even with your father and to blow Jabot out of the water? You go for it.

Kyle: Well, that’s exactly what you want too, right?

Victor: What I want is a massive success. Whatever it takes, however you do it. Okay?

Kyle: We’re on the same page.

Victor: Good.

Kyle: Success is at the top of my to-do list.

Victor: Good. All right, Kyle.

Kyle: Hmm.

Victor: My goodness. What are you doing at this time of night?

Claire: Oh, you have got to stop worrying about me so much. I don’t need a bodyguard anymore.

Victor: Sweetheart, you’re my granddaughter. I will always worry about you. It’s late.

Claire: I’m just getting some takeout and bringing it back to the ranch. I’ll be fine.

Victor: I adore you. Bye.

Claire: Bye.

[ Kyle chuckling ] Well, I am just dying to hear what brought you back here after our dinner earlier.

Kyle: Oh, I could ask you the same question. Join me for a drink? I promise I won’t make you drink champagne again.

[ Kyle and Claire laughing ]

Nick: I got to be honest. I’m dying to know what the big secret is.

Summer: Well, the cosmetics company that Audra and Kyle are partnering up to run is Glissade.

Phyllis: Isn’t that Tucker’s company?

Summer: It was, until it wasn’t anymore. Somehow, Audra managed to steal it right out from underneath him.

Nick: Where would Audra get the capital required to gain that kind of investment?

Summer: Word is, it’s some wealthy mystery investor. Came in, pulled a hostile takeover.

Phyllis: That sounds shady to me.

Summer: To me, too.

Nick: Tucker McCall is not the kind of person you want as a mortal enemy.

Phyllis: Oh, definitely not. He’s gonna go after Audra very hard.

Summer: And with Kyle at Glissade, too, he’s gonna be in the line of fire.

Nick: Not a good place to be at all.

Summer: Do you see what I’m saying? This is a mess. How can Harrison be okay when he’s in the middle of all of this nonsense?

Nick: Look, Tucker is a slimeball. There’s no doubt about that. But I don’t think even he would go after a child for revenge. I mean, nobody would stoop that low.

Summer: Maybe not. But if Kyle is the target of a revenge attack, then Harrison could get hurt, too.

Phyllis: Yeah, but Kyle won’t put Harrison in harm’s way.

Summer: Kyle’s gonna be busy running this new company and waging war with his parents, Harrison’s grandparents. This is a reckless path that he’s on. And I just don’t want Harrison to be surrounded by all of this stress and angst and that– That’s why I just– I feel like I want Harrison to be spending more time with me.

Nick: What are you saying?

Phyllis: Are you saying you want to take… You want to take Harrison away from Kyle?

Summer: No, I don’t want to take Harrison away from Kyle. I mean, I did tell him that I thought that we should talk to our lawyers to formalize a custody agreement, but I have since taken a breath and thought about it and realized that that would just escalate things, and I am hoping to avoid that.

Nick: That’s smart, because I gotta tell you, Summer, as soon as you take your problems to a lawyer, things can get real ugly real quick.

Phyllis: Yeah, we’ve both been down that road, and, um, the minute you start introducing lawyers into the situation, it’s just not a good look.

Summer: Okay, I know how damaging a custody battle can be for all parties involved, so like I said, I’m hoping to avoid that. I want us to be able to work it out between us, but I can’t just sit back and watch while Kyle brings all of this chaos into Harrison’s life. I feel like I have to do something, you know, for Harrison’s sake.

Phyllis: Okay, like what?

Summer: Well, I’ve actually been looking at houses with yards, you know, so that when Harrison is with me, he can feel more comfortable. Like I said, I’m not trying to take him away from Kyle. I just, I want his time with me to feel more official.

Nick: It’s not gonna be an easy argument to make, um, whether lawyers are involved or not.

Summer: Did you not hear all the reasons that I listed?

Nick: I did, but Summer, Kyle is Harrison’s biological father.

Summer: Don’t tell me you’re going there.

Nick: Just to say that unless the child is feeling, um, unsafe or, um, there are problems or if Kyle is a threat, you’re just not gonna win that argument, and Summer, none of those things are true. Harrison is a very happy kid.

Phyllis: Hey, babe, you know, maybe you’re just still a little nervous and worried after Harrison’s abduction, and all of that would be understandable.

Summer: This isn’t about that, okay? This is about Kyle and his erratic behavior.

Phyllis: Okay, are you sure? Maybe it’s not more about Claire than it is about Audra?

Summer: Oh, my God, I cannot believe that you guys aren’t supporting me on this.

Phyllis: Of course we’re supporting you. Of course we are. Listen, babe, we love you. We’ll always support you, always.

Nick: I think you just need to take a minute and really consider where your concerns are coming from.

Summer: Thank you for the advice, but I’m actually not the problem here.

Nick: Summer–

Summer: Thank you.

[ Nick sighing ]

Nick: We’re so good at this.

Phyllis: We’re so awesome.

Chelsea: We could always blame the bourbon, you know?

[ Adam scoffing ]

Adam: Yeah, right. Time-honored tradition, blame the booze. It’s always the booze’s fault.

Chelsea: You should probably go back to your room, don’t you think?

Adam: Okay, maybe there’ll be some good news about Connor in the morning.

Chelsea: Yeah, let’s hope.

Adam: Good night, then.

Chelsea: Good night. Oh, God.

[ Adam sighing ]

Kyle: So, what brings you back here again at this hour?

Claire: I don’t know. I guess I was feeling wired and stir-crazy. I had to get out. And then, I realized I was craving empanadas.

Kyle: Okay, I tried to get you to order some at dinner.

Claire: I know, and I was a fool for saying no, so I decided to exercise my newfound freedom for some takeout. What about you? What is your excuse?

Kyle: Oh, I just needed to get out of the house. Wish it was for something as simple as empanadas.

Claire: Oh, what’s wrong. Did something else happen?

Kyle: Oh, just another turn in the ever-spinning world of the Abbott family saga.

Claire: Don’t tell me things got worse. I didn’t think that was possible after your own mother fired you.

Kyle: Believe it or not, they did. And I might as well fill you in, since it’ll affect you, too.

Claire: Is Harrison okay?

Kyle: Yeah, Harrison’s fine. My parents and I had another argument.

Claire: What happened?

Kyle: My day of liberation just got even more liberated, believe it or not.

Claire: I’m not following.

Kyle: As soon as I find a new place, Harrison and I will be moving out.

Diane: Summer, you okay?

Summer: Um, yeah. I just came by to peek in on Harrison, actually. I mean, I know that he’s sleeping, but I love the way he looks when he’s sleeping. So peaceful, and I could really use that right now.

Diane: Um, before you go up, um, could I speak with you for a minute?

Summer: What is it?

Diane: I need your help.

Nick: What do you think is going on with our daughter? I haven’t seen her this vehement in a very long time. I mean, where do you think it’s coming from?

Phyllis: Vehement. Passionate. Forceful. Heated. Spirited. Yeah, I don’t know where that’s coming from.

Nick: Oh, yeah. I wonder.

Phyllis: Well, I mean, she gets it from both of us. Definitely from both of us.

Nick: Okay.

Phyllis: But we’re on the same page. It’s a very, very bad idea to start talking about custody. You know? It’s not thought out. It’s not logical.

Nick: Seems like it’s emotionally triggered, which makes sense. I mean, Summer’s had a rough time lately.

Phyllis: Yeah, I know. She hasn’t been the same since Harrison’s abduction. I think she’s carrying around some guilt.

Nick: About the kidnapping? Why? Why would she feel guilty about that? That was because of that psychopath, Jordan.

Phyllis: Because of the divorce. I just think she’s thinking that if she hadn’t divorced Kyle, it wouldn’t have happened. Or at least she would have been at the house and she could have prevented it from happening somehow.

Nick: I don’t know. It’s a lot of if’s and maybe’s. I mean, I really hope she’s not beating herself up over that scenario, but maybe… Maybe that’s why she’s so quick to blame Claire. More to the point, Kyle.

Phyllis: I think she’s carrying around guilt. I do.

[ Nick sighing ]

Nick: Did she tell you that?

Phyllis: No, she didn’t tell me. But I know her. I carry around my own guilt.

Nick: Yeah? You’re gonna have to walk me through that one.

Phyllis: Well, she wouldn’t have divorced Kyle if it hadn’t been for me and everything that went on last year. All my issues with Diane.

Summer: I’m sorry, Diane. I think that I’m the last person you should turn to for help.

Diane: On the contrary, I think you are uniquely qualified for this particular problem.

Summer: Is Kyle home? Maybe you should talk to him about this.

Diane: No, he went out, and I’m not sure when he’ll be back, but that’s fine because it’s Kyle that I’d like to discuss.

Summer: Well, I don’t think that he would really appreciate me talking to his mother about him behind his back, and honestly, Diane, I’m not super comfortable with it either. Things have been really tense between us, okay? I just, I don’t want to make it worse.

Diane: Could you please just hear me out? It’s for Harrison’s sake.

Summer: What is it?

Diane: We need your help. And I don’t know anyone else who can get through to Kyle at this point, so I’m hoping that he’ll listen to you.

Summer: Get through to Kyle about what? And what does it have to do with Harrison?

Diane: Summer, you have got to convince Kyle that moving out of the house is not the answer, and it’s definitely not a good move for Harrison.

Summer: Wait, what?

Diane: You don’t know? Kyle didn’t tell you?

Claire: Moving out of your family home, that’s big news. Okay. Um… I have a lot of questions. First, Harrison, how does he feel about moving?

Kyle: I have to admit he was a little thrown when I first told him, but then I explained to him that he could decorate his new bedroom however he liked, and the big backyard I was going to find for him. He started to warm up to the idea. He was pretty excited by the end of the conversation, provided, of course, that there is a tree house. He even wanted to start packing for his big new adventure.

Claire: Well, that sounds just like him.

Kyle: His main concern was that he wouldn’t be able to see his mom, or you, again.

Claire: I hope you assured him that we would still see him like always.

Kyle: Of course. I explained that everything would stay the same, just a whole new house.

Claire: Good. But everything won’t really be the same. I mean, not as far as Grandpa Jack and Grandma Diane are concerned. He will see them less often. Just logistically speaking.

Kyle: Yeah. True.

Claire: I have to ask.

Kyle: Mm.

Claire: Are you doing this to punish them for firing you?

Kyle: No, I would never use my son that way. And I couldn’t cut him out of their life. I couldn’t be that cruel. Even though they’ve had no problem hurting me.

Claire: I can’t imagine how stressful this situation has been for all of you. But to move out?

[ Kyle scoffing ]

Kyle: Now, you sound like them. Did everyone just expect for me to live with what they did? Just go on, sit at the breakfast table while they discuss business for a company I’m no longer a part of?

Claire: Yeah, that sounds tense. But will moving be any less difficult? Aren’t you worried about uprooting Harrison and leaving your home?

Chelsea: Billy, I know it’s late and you’re probably sleeping. It’s really late here. I, uh, I woke up and I can’t fall back asleep. So many thoughts racing through my mind. I’m just missing you. And thinking about you. And I’m wondering if maybe staying here isn’t the best idea. Maybe you were right. Maybe I should come home and wait for word about Connor from there. Where I can get your support and your hugs. I miss those. Um… I’m kind of bouncing off the walls here. So, if there’s no news about Connor in the morning, we’ll fly back. Well, that’s not we. I don’t– I don’t know about Adam. I can’t speak for him. He might want to stay. But I can’t. I can’t wait in limbo like this any longer.

Adam: I don’t think that I can stay here anymore. Waiting day in and day out. It’s um… It’s torture, Sally. It’s, uh, messing with my head and that’s not helping anyone. So if there’s no news about Connor tomorrow, I’m going to come home. I need to be with you.

Kyle: The truth is, I probably should have moved out a long time ago. But when Harrison, Summer and I relocated from Italy, it just made sense moving home. And then, we got busy launching Marchetti in the U.S. and getting Harrison settled into a new school. We didn’t have time to look for a new house.

Claire: Yeah, that was– that was a big move, especially for Harrison.

Kyle: Yeah, but Claire, I’m a grown man who doesn’t need to be living with his parents anymore.

Claire: Well, it’s not like you’re living in some cramped basement because that’s all you can afford. It’s a huge, beautiful home with lots of room for you and your son.

Kyle: And it’s still not big enough for all of us to coexist in peace. Not now. Not after everything that’s happened.

Claire: I know there’s been a lot of tension between you and your mother lately, but surely there’s still a lot of love there. And I thought you and your father were really close.

Kyle: Yeah, I thought so too. But I guess I was mistaken. He made his choice and it wasn’t me.

Claire: You said that Summer was reconsidering your custody agreement. How does she feel about the big move?

Kyle: I don’t know. I haven’t told her.

Nick: Look, you and Summer both need to stop blaming yourselves for things that weren’t in your control.

Phyllis: Easy for you to say.

Nick: Look, Harrison’s home. And he’s safe. He is sound. He seems to be getting over the fact that he was kidnapped by some psychopath. Things could have turned out so much worse.

Phyllis: Oh, wow. I know. Don’t go there.

Nick: And look at Summer. She’s in a relationship now. She seems extremely happy.

Phyllis: Yeah, she does, right?

Nick: Yeah.

Phyllis: I think Chance is good for her.

Nick: Absolutely. Things have completely worked out.

Phyllis: Yeah. That’s a good way to look at it. Okay. Hey, thank you.

Nick: What are you thanking me for?

Phyllis: Well, after all our fights and disagreements back in the day, you never fought for custody for Super Girl ever. And I really want to thank you for that because after what happened with me and Daniel, I would have never been able to get over that.

Nick: Why would I have? You’re an amazing mom. And you love our daughter more than life itself. We have both made her a priority since the day she was born.

Phyllis: Yeah. Thank you for that, too.

Nick: No matter how old she gets, we can never stop looking out for her.

Phyllis: Never. We gotta figure this out. Something’s going on with Super Girl. Something’s going on and whatever it is, it’s pushing her to the extreme.

Diane: Forgive me. I didn’t mean to drop the news on you like that. I just assumed that you would be the first person he’d tell.

Summer: Well, he did tell me all about how you fired him and why. But no, he didn’t say anything about moving out.

Diane: Well, I’m sure Kyle didn’t admit that he forced my hand, that he backed me into a corner and I had no choice but to let him go.

Summer: Look, whatever’s going on between you and Kyle, that’s really none of my concern and I’m not going to argue with you about it. All I care about is… Kyle’s not planning on taking Harrison out of Genoa City, is he?

Diane: What? Well, I certainly hope not. No, I just thought that he would be moving close to home. He didn’t say.

Summer: I don’t believe this. You fired your son, now he’s moving out of this house with your grandson and you have no idea where they’re going? Diane, how could you let this happen?

Chelsea: The waiting is killing me.

Adam: And Connor’s in good hands, right? You’ve been telling me that. Everyone has.

Chelsea: I mean, why should I be worrying here alone when I can be there, worrying with you?

Adam: Plus, I want to have some say in some of the throw pillows. Either way, um, I’ll be home soon.

Chelsea: I need to come home, Billy. I need to be with you.

Adam: I miss you.

Chelsea: I miss you.

[ Chelsea sighing ] Announcer: Next week on The Young and the Restless…

[ Traci gasping ]

Christine: Bonjour.

Danny: Enchanté.

Traci: Oh, look! Oh.

Summer: You’re moving and you didn’t tell me? If you think that I’m going to let you take Harrison away, you’re delusional.

Victor: What are you doing in here?

Jack: I warned you.

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Well, who are you here for? ‘Cause if you tell me, I’ll keep my eye out for them. Well, a waiter would be nice, but I’m not sure that’s what you’re talking about. The Jordan that I know rarely leaves the deputy mayor’s office. So if you’re here, you got to be undercover. Does it look like I’m dressed for wearing a wire? Even my cell phone’s in my locker. So you really are here just to relax? I am, indeed. Laura asked me to take over one of her meetings for her. So many suits and so many horrible people wearing them. Mm. They were angry when we were done, but when the receptionist told them that we don’t validate, I thought they were gonna burst into flames. Make you miss your old job, I bet. Well, the prisoners did use nicer language. After subbing for Laura at the mayor’s conference in D.C. and that dumpster fire of a meeting I just had, she told me to take the rest of the day off. So for once, I actually took her up on it. What about you? I just took a chance to get some pool time in. I, uh, am trying to take advantage of the last few days before I make my announcement. Once I officially run for Congress, I’d better get my laps in at like 6:00 in the morning, ’cause the days are gonna be crazy. [ Chuckles ] Well, on the upside, at least you’ll probably have the pool to yourself. And I am thrilled for you, Drew. And for us when you win. The campaign trail awaits. Are you sure all this stuff is from the one dorm room? Most of it, yes. That’s why it was so comfortable. When I transferred units in the Army, I had one backpack and one small bag. I know that you’re making a point about packing light, but that just makes me sad for you. It really does. I mean, one cute pillow and your tent becomes a home. Well, sure, but only if it’s really cute. Well, I was thinking about turning one of my bedroom walls into a gallery wall. Yeah, you have the space. And the light. Uh-oh. Look at you appreciating light. And my work here is done. Alright, Gio said that there’s some tools that we might need in the garage, so Dex and I can go grab them. Okay. ♪ ♪ ♪ I know that trolls live to be nasty, but some of these comments — Are over the top, even for a bunch of losers who don’t have lives. Yeah, some of the things they’re writing about Blaze and Deception… Makes you want to track each one of them down — And teach them a lesson. I don’t know what’s worse, the homophobic trolls that are spamming us or — The Deception customers who feel deceived and betrayed that Blaze wasn’t completely transparent. Because somehow they are entitled to know every single thing about her life, whether she wants them to or not. Oh, check this one out. “Deception. It’s all in the name.” I guess we kind of walked into that one. Well, judging from all the similar comments, I guess we did. Trolls aren’t a particularly imaginative bunch, are they? No. This is a bona fide disaster. I-I hate that any Deception customers think we would want Blaze to hide who she really is. Like Deception would be anything but supportive of the LGBTQ community. Yeah, it goes against who we are. Personally and professionally, or as a brand. I just feel so terrible for Blaze. Her mother knew the truth about her and still said those things. How much do you think that had to hurt? I can’t imagine. You know, I-I talked to Blaze about being open with her fans, but she just wasn’t ready. And you respected that. But let’s be honest, she wasn’t ready because of her mom. And if it was up to Natalia, Blaze would never be ready. Probably not. But you know what? Blaze deserved to decide if and when she wanted to come out. I remember a time when outing people was a thing. I hated it then, and I hate it now. Yeah, well, I hated every single word that came out of Natalia’s mouth. But this is between Natalia and Blaze, and they deserve the space to navigate through this privately. Someone took that away from them. You want to hate me? Fine. You can hate me. I don’t really like you very much either right now, so I will survive. But what you have just done to your daughter? To Allie, the person I love? Unforgivable. I didn’t know that I was being recor– You didn’t know what? You were being recorded? I didn’t know! Of course not! At the top of the list of the things you don’t know, you don’t even know your own daughter. Allie is amazing. She’s so special. And — And how could you do this, reduce her to the things that you said about her? You are her mother. You’re supposed to protect her. What is wrong with you? Hey. Hey. What can I do for you, Officer? Just wanted to check in on you, see how you’re doing. Well, you’ve checked in, did your duty. And you can tell the Commissioner that I’m doing nothing. So, uh, Natalia, huh? Yeah. I mean, come on, I know — I know you liked her. You took her to the wedding. Seemed like you guys were having a good time. Yeah, it doesn’t mean that I don’t hate what she said on that recording. Oh, no, that — That makes two of us. But who I despise is Ava. ‘Cause it was Ava’s fault. And I’m going to hurt her in ways she doesn’t even know. ♪ ♪ ♪ To be honest, I’ve said some things I wouldn’t want recorded and broadcast to the world. Not me. I’ve always been thoughtful and kind. Yeah, you’re a real angel. Yeah. Even as a joke, it’s not believable. No. It’s not. [ Both chuckle ] What Natalia said, though, it’s — it’s out there on the internet forever. And she can’t take that back even if she wanted to. Yeah. I don’t know how she and Blaze move past this, you know, try to repair the relationship, if they even can. Well, we need to figure out how to turn this around. Otherwise, Natalia’s comments are gonna cancel Blaze and Deception. We need to shore up the company, figure out how to turn our public image around and save our customer base. Otherwise… Otherwise we lose everything, for everyone. Including us and our careers. We will do whatever we can to support Blaze. I’m sensing a “but.” But with everything going on, I just think maybe it might be a good idea to take a break from Blaze being the Face of Deception. Natalia: Are you done? Or do you need me to order you some room service so you can keep your energy up so you can keep yelling? Are you actually making a joke right now? No, I am taking this very seriously. Right. Only, in your world, gay people aren’t very serious about life. We’re not serious about it at all, right? That’s what you said. The “alphabet soup” that we call ourselves, we’re very flighty? I will give you this, though, Natalia. You packed a hell of a lot of homophobia into one sentence. No. Reckless, and it was wrong for me to voice my — my private thoughts to somebody that I barely knew. Voice them? How could you even think them to begin with? I didn’t grow up the way you did, Kristina. I didn’t. I can’t change that. I’m not going to apologize for having grown up in a different way than you did, okay? So, but part of your life, you lived with your daughter. Allie is none of the things that you said. She is the hardest working woman, and she is more serious about her career than anybody I know. And flighty? I don’t even know where you got that. Maybe I wasn’t referring to her. Must be some book. You looked like you were far away from here. Yeah, I was just caught up in a memory. A good one, I hope. Spencer gave me this book. He was really into art. And — And not the way that people say they are. He really understood how important it was. Art was something you shared, then. It really was. Spencer traveled, too. He’d actually been to places I’d dreamed of. And I used to imagine a future with him, and… now none of it will ever happen. And even though I know that he’s gone, sometimes I — I expect to look up and see him coming through the door. It’s like you can still feel the person you lost. Sometimes you can only feel their absence. What did Ava do now that’s got you out for her blood? Natalia showed up at my place, you know, to drop off something. She got to talking to Ava. Ava recorded the conversation and sent it to The Invader. Ava’s behind that recording? I mean, I get that she’s capable of worse, but why — why would she even bother doing this? Because she’s jealous that I took Natalia to the wedding. You were supposed to take Ava? So she’s gonna conveniently wipe her memory of all sorts of things? I’m telling you, the Falconeris wouldn’t be forgetting about them. I’m not gonna offend Connie’s family by bringing Ava to the wedding. I told Ava that, and I made it very clear. But now that she’s gearing up for a-a custody battle, she’ll do anything to hurt me. Well, you might be right about that. You want to come after me, you’re an idiot. You want to come after my daughters? You’re a dead man. Okay, look, I get that you’re furious right now. And what Ava’s done to you and Kristina, that definitely crosses a line. I’ll take care of it. You go ahead and go. Yeah, I’m not going anywhere. Do you have a warrant, Officer? For what? If you don’t have a warrant, then you need to get out of my place. You want me to make you leave? You know what, Dad? I’ve just been shot again and almost died again. So maybe we save the threats and the hitting each other for…never, you know? ‘Cause that’s not what we do with each other. You told me a long time ago that a guy like me couldn’t live in your law and order life. So get outta my life. Yeah, I’m sorry, but no. Who are you to come in here and say no to me? I’m your son, alright? And I love you, unfortunately, okay, Dad? So when you hurt, I hurt. I know you’re full of whatever it is right now — rage, aggression. You’re ready to pop. You feel like you need to do something. You don’t. The last thing I’m gonna do is walk out that door and let you do something that could come back and destroy you. Thank you. So what does Scout think about your campaign plans? Nothing. She doesn’t know yet. You don’t think she’s gonna notice something’s up when she turns on the TV and sees ads about you running for office? Yeah, I just want to make sure everything’s kind of lined up and under control before I tell her. It’s really, really important that my campaign disrupts her daily routine as little as possible. That could be a challenge. I know, but Scout isn’t the one running for office, right? It’s really important that she just gets to be a regular kid. You know, this could be a pretty unique opportunity for the both of you. You could take Scout on the road with you, and she could see a political campaign in action. And let’s be honest, the sooner she gets this experience under her belt, the better, because we’re gonna need her to run for office. Her smile could get me a few extra votes. Mm-hmm. And your policies and approach are gonna be great. But people vote with their emotions, and hearts are gonna melt when the voters see you and Scout together. I have no doubt that she is gonna be your secret weapon in this campaign. See, you already had my vote, and that was before I knew Scout was on the ticket. Yes. Ah. See? What did I tell you? Sorry I’m late. I was on the phone with the architect. But it is nice to see that the Deputy Mayor got started without me. Um, well, I’ll have you know that I am off the clock. And you never could resist a good strawberry daiquiri. Oh, my gosh. Well, why would I? They’re even delicious when they’re virgin. You and I got to get in there and start doing our laps before we end up with a margarita in our hand. [ Chuckles ] Okay, well, I am going to soak up the sun, enjoy my drink, and maybe order some chips and guac. Chips and guac? Now, see, that’s just playing dirty. Drew: Yeah, it is. Have fun. [ Chuckles ] I lost my mom. I was 10. I’m so sorry. Thank you. You know, she was a musician. A violinist. That sounds about right. She was my first violin teacher. She was great. But then, she was a great mom, too. You know, people always say that, but when you say it, I believe it. It’s really true. My mother and I were like our own little family inside this big Cerullo clan. And then one day, she was gone. And then you’re stuck wondering how someone who just filled up your whole world could just disappear all at once. That’s how it was with my mom. And I, uh, didn’t mean to get us so off track. No. Don’t apologize. I — I get it. I know you do. So, um… it’s pretty hot outside. I think I’m gonna just grab some waters from the house. Okay. Yeah. Thanks. That’d be great. ♪ So I’m the flighty gay who’s not very serious? Well, if you think that about me, then you know less about me than you do your own daughter, which is saying a lot. Well, it’s funny, ’cause you have a whole lot to say for someone who has only seen a single, tiny snapshot of a decades-long relationship that I have had with my daughter. I carried her in my body. I loved her before she was even born. Then why can’t you love her right now for exactly who she is? I do. I do love her very much. That’s not how it works. You don’t get to — to do that. You don’t get to love somebody by picking and choosing pieces of them that you’re going to accept, and expecting them to hide away the parts of themselves that you don’t approve of. Pretty easy for you to just stand there and tell me, lecture me about things you know absolutely nothing about. What are you even talking about? Well, let’s just see where you’re at in about 20 years when that baby you’re carrying is hurting, and you would do anything, even if it means them hating you, anything to spare them the tiniest bit of pain. Now, I know that you are not having this baby because you want to be a mother, but I just think that you are in for some pretty big surprises. You don’t know anything about why I am carrying this child. I am doing this for my sister because I love her, and I have never been more serious about anything in my entire life. You know you gotta stay calm and take the emotion out of it. And you gotta think while the other guy’s reacting. You’re about to do something you might regret because of Ava? That’s not like you. Well, it’s not like me to let Ava live under my roof. The only reason I did it is because I needed somebody to talk to. Okay, look, you’re going through something right now. Okay? And she was there, and so was Avery. Maybe it felt like you had your little family. The Jeromes aren’t my family. My family’s dead because of them. Connie was murdered. Morgan… Ava messed with his medication. And I still, for whatever reason… …made sure she was safe. Yeah, that seems to be what you do. And what Ava does is stab me in the back again and hurt the people that are closest to me. while since we swam laps together, but you’ve become part dolphin. Well, you used to keep up just fine. You’re gonna get it back. Remember you said that, because I’m swimming laps with you from now on. I’m gonna get my strength back. I can’t, you know, have you flapping your pruney feet in front of me all summer. [ Laughs ] I love it. I love it. Well, you might love it less when I start lapping you. [ Laughs ] And I will deal with that when it happens. In the meantime, I just want to tell you that I’m gonna be announcing my congressional campaign at the Quartermaines’ July 4th picnic. I’ll be right there cheering you on. I know you will, and I appreciate that. I also just wanted to say how much I appreciate the extra work you’ve been taking on, with the Wellness Division rollout. That’s — That’s been pretty much all you. Alone is fine. Fewer people to butt heads with. Well, whatever you’re doing, it’s working. You locked in the flagship property, and you also narrowed the target markets for the rollout. Well, what can I say? I love the work. I love what I’m doing. But you, you need to focus on that congressional seat, you know? Does no good to run a great campaign only to come in second. Yeah, well, I only plan on doing the first part of that. Good, because the woman you’re running against, Chelsea Grimes, she’s a populist reactionary, okay? So I’m convinced that she’s only running to gratify her ego and, uh, to gain a few followers. So her idea of public service is to use the public services to get more of everything for her? Pretty much. And so when you accepted that nomination, you took on the responsibility of taking that woman down, and I’m gonna do everything in my power to make it happen. Thank you. Oh, come on. Oh! I got you. Thank you for the save. Happy to help. Uh, what are you doing? I’m — I’m changing the — the battery of the smoke alarm. You know, this one lasts five years, so that I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night and turn it off in four months. Okay, well, why don’t I go see if I can find us a real ladder somewhere? No, you don’t have to. I almost had it. You just have to spot me. Here to help. And thank God. [ Chuckles ] You know, when I said that Trina and I could do this move ourselves, I-I might have been a little bit overconfident. I mean, I think that we could still do it. We just might need another week. So, am I hearing that you’re happy for my help, even though you were too stubborn to ask for it? [ Scoffs ] Me? Stubborn? You sound crazy. Couldn’t be further from the truth. Hey. Blaze, hi. Did you text? How did I miss that? No, I just showed up. I hope I’m not interrupting. No. No, no, we’re just talking — Look, I’m — I just want to keep this brief. I am so sorry about the things my mother said, and I am so sorry for my decision to stay closeted for so long. Um, it’s pretty clear that I’m a liability to Deception, and that’s the last thing I want, so… I resign. Maybe you’re able to just have that baby and hand it off and move on with your life and be completely indifferent to it. But my babies were my life. They still are. I mean, there wasn’t a single day that I wasn’t grateful for them. Like not — not a single day. My children are — They’re the best part of me. I didn’t just stop loving them or stop caring about their happiness, even though they no longer needed me for their literal survival. But your love is limited. And — And you can’t love Allie for who she is. I’m struggling to accept something that I-I wasn’t raised to believe in. What? That — That gay people existed? No, that gay people were confused. That there was, like… something not right. [ Voice breaking ] And that they — They chose to be the way they were, and so it was wrong. Okay. But you have to know now that that’s not true. I mean, you know that, right? There’s science and — and genetics. I mean, it’s proven. It just — You know, it takes time, um, to reconcile a past with a present that is so different from what is ingrained, you know? So I’m sorry if I’m not doing that quickly enough for you. No, Natalia, it’s not that you’re not doing it quickly enough. It is that you are a bigot because you are choosing to be a bigot. You can blame your upbringing all you want, but the reason you are a bigot is you. And while you are working so hard to become a decent human being, your daughter is hurting, and she is in pain. And you are the reason for that. rn because I’m not. I’m not. Fine. Yeah. You win. You’re a human willow tree. Okay, well, let’s not go that far. I’m just saying that I can adjust my attitude to situations or new information as it presents itself. Good to know. I mean it. You know, I-I can write someone off, but I can also see when they’ve changed. And I can also notice when I have to change. And no one knows everything. And no one’s perfect. You come pretty close, though. Pretty close, huh? I am crazy about you just the way you are. ♪ ♪ I don’t want to rush this. Yeah, me neither. That’s not true. I do want to rush it, but I won’t risk messing it up. Trina: I’m so glad we don’t have — Ohh…Wow. [ Indistinct conversations ] Good afternoon, Madame Deputy Mayor. It’s good to see you out of your office. Yeah, I have to admit, it is nice being in sunlight for a while. Yes, I bet. I hope you’re enjoying the amenities and… …the view. Well, I would prefer a view with fewer ex-husbands in it, but I guess who can complain? Yeah, that’s right, that’s right. Well, I hope you enjoy yourself. You deserve it. Thank you. I think so, too. Nina: Drew. Sorry to interrupt, but something has come up, and I wanted to bring you up to speed. What’s going on? Blaze’s mother made some homophobic remarks and outed Blaze in process. Clearly, the remarks were made in private, but The Invader got ahold of them, and now they are everywhere. Social media has already piled on from every conceivable quarter. They are desperately trying to make this into a scandal. So what do you want to do? As publisher, I have already done it. I held the Crimson print run so I could give Deception time to pull the Blaze ad and replace it with a simple two-page statement — “No One Cancels Love.” What kind of a delay in publication are we talking about? 24 hours, give or take. ♪ So, what do you think? Dante: Look, I hate what’s happened to Kristina. But I’m not worried about her. ‘Cause she’s a fighter. She’s a protector. I guess you could say she got that from you. All Kristina gets from me are mistakes, my mistakes. First mistake was, you know, letting Ava back in my life. Second mistake was letting her live in my house. All that matters is Avery. And let me tell you something. I could have found a different way to keep her safe. Okay, but if you’re saying your different way would have been something happened to Ava, how do you think that would work out for Avery if something happened to her mom? It would have been the best thing for every-everyone. What do you mean? Listen to me. [ Sighs ] Avery’s mom is like the rest of the family. But everybody, you know, they judge me. But I have a code. What do you want, blood on the streets? You want drugs everywhere? That’s the Jeromes. Okay, no one’s sad that the Jeromes aren’t around anymore. Olivia Jerome’s bomb could have been the one that killed Morgan, but it doesn’t really matter, because it was Ava who messed with the medication. Yeah, okay, but Olivia was a-a bona fide psychopath, Dad. So is Ava. She just puts a face on it. That’s what makes her more dangerous. Well, now we know everything she’s capable of, okay? Well, we don’t know for sure. Look what she did to Connie. Look what she did to Morgan. How do I know that she’s not gonna do something to Avery? Because she loves Avery. She’s not gonna hurt her. Ava is what she is — the last of the Jeromes. And I’m gonna take that last psycho down. You have every right to question the things that I said, but don’t you dare ever question my love for my daughter. Exactly where was that love in the things that you said about her? You have no idea what you have lost. Allie is amazing. And unlike you, I appreciate and accept her for the gift that she is. You know, I think I have seen and heard enough of you for a lifetime. And honestly, the only reason that I let you go on this long is out of respect for your father. Oh, but not out of respect for your own daughter? That’s — Hey, now, that is consistent. You are right. We — We are done. You’re a prisoner of your own prejudice. And you — You wouldn’t even free yourself if someone were handing you the keys. Enough, Kristina, okay? Come on. Tell my daughter I love her. Nobody needs the kind of love you have. And I’m going to make sure that Allie doesn’t need you again for anything. ♪ ve nothing to be sorry for. We’re sorry you’re going through this. I mean, my heart hurts for you. I appreciate that. We were talking, though, and… just given everything that’s going on, we think it might be a good strategy for you to just pause being the Face of Deception. You know, we’ll hit the ground running in the fall and just let everything die down a little. I don’t think it’s — [ Cell phone chimes ] Oh, sorry. I’m sorry. No, it’s okay. Look, I appreciate you trying to keep me on, but I don’t think it’s the right move. Blaze, I’m so sorry. Your label just made an announcement. Um… They’re dropping you. So that’s it, then. No reason for me to be the Face. Not anymore. That’s not true at all. Absolutely not, okay? We believe in you. We know what you have to offer. Which is nothing without my music. You don’t want to say it, but you know it’s true. Okay, what I know is that we have been counted down and out several times. And Lucy has come back a miraculous and upsetting number of times, and she doesn’t have a tenth of what you have to offer. You can ride this out. Despite how you feel right now, we know you can come back from this, okay? And we will be here with you and for you. We’re gonna turn this whole thing into a triumph. People are gonna be sorry they turned their backs on you. And we’re gonna love when that happens. We live for payback. It’s not Deception’s official motto, but low-key, it really is. Thank you both. Really. ♪ Yeah, this is a tough situation P.R.-wise, not only for Deception, but also for Crimson and Aurora. But, Nina, I think you made the right call. I was concerned that you’d be worried about the costs. Yeah, well, normally I would be, but, uh, in this case, I’m very impressed with the compassion you showed Blaze. And I think it’s a better business decision in the long run. I really do. I mean, it’s better to hold the run for 24 hours and issue a statement of tolerance than to kind of rush into it, make your deadline, and walk right into a firestorm. Thank you. Thank you. Curtis: You know, Nina, you’re real good with P.R., and that’s no small thing. This guy could use your help in his congressional campaign. You’d be a valuable asset. [ Cell phone chiming ] Sorry to interrupt your meeting, but, Drew, your phone is blowing up. [ Cell phone chimes ] You got five messages in the time it took me to walk over here. Are you okay? Yeah. No, no, I’m, uh — Uh, yeah. It’s all good. Drew, you’re not really selling the “all good” part. [ Chuckles ] It’s just that the, uh — the name change is now legal and official. So, uh, you are now looking at Drew… Quartermaine. ♪ Trina: 7 Starlight and moon drops are waiting for thee 7 ♪ Sound of the rude world 7 ♪ Heard in the day Why’d you stop? That was great. You have a fantastic voice. [ Chuckles ] I don’t know about that. I mean, I love to sing, but I usually save it for my shower. Most showers have good acoustics. I mean, the selling point of mine is that it has me alone in it. [ Both chuckle ] You’re lucky. You can’t play the violin with the water running. Oh, give me a break. When it comes to music, you’re, like, on a completely different level. I don’t think that at all. Your voice is an instrument, and if your instrument gives you joy, that’s all that matters. Well, you have to say that because you’re my friend. I don’t say anything about music that I don’t mean. Okay. Um… So, who do you listen to? There’s so many. Uh, Hahn, Vengerov, and, of course, Perlman. Ah, the legend. And you? Legend category? Aretha. Hard to imagine anyone giving you anything but R-E-S-P-E-C-T. [ Both laugh ] time to officially christen the place. Josslyn: Yes. Absolutely. Who wants to do it? Trina: I’ll do it. Okay. Thank you! To good friends, independence, and new adventures. Cheers. I cannot believe Blaze’s label dropped her. They caved in to an anonymous mob. Yeah, a mob that’s gonna move on to somebody else’s mess in a few hours. I meant what I said, Brook Lynn. I’m not giving up on Blaze. And neither will Deception. Blaze doesn’t want to be a model. She wants to be a singer. She is a singer. I know. It’s her passion. I may have lost my chance to sing, but there is no way I am letting Blaze lose hers. Hi. [ Crying ] Hi. Oh. Did something happen? I — Sorry. Did something else happen? My label dropped me. Oh, my God. It’s over. Everything that I — I poured my heart and soul into my career for years. I mean, this was the thing that my mother wanted for me more than anything else, and now it’s just — It’s gone. ♪ You go after Ava, you lose Avery. Simple as that. And that’s what she wants you to do. She wants you to do something stupid so that she can be standing there with a camera and a tape recorder and a lawyer to take the whole thing in. She’s gonna be sorry if she does that. Just stop. No! I’m not! I mean, look, you want — you want everything to be my fault? ‘Cause that’s what I’m hearing right now. I’m doing everything I can to make sure I do right. But I’m not the bad guy. I don’t hurt kids. I’ve never hurt a kid. But — But Ava hurt mine, and she wants to take another one of my kids. So you know what I’m gonna start doing? Here’s what I’m gonna start doing. I’m gonna start acting like what everyone thinks that I am. You lash out at Ava, you’re gonna cut your own throat. You want to beat her, you got to pull it together.

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[tense music]

Good morning, Bobby.

[inhales sharply] I don’t know why you’re here, but I’ve nothing to say to you.


I’ll speak to Jada. No one else.

So I went and saw my ex at Bayview yesterday. [soft music]



Oh. OK. So when you got there, which one–

It was Bobby.


Yeah, the doctors haven’t been able to reach Everett.

So he made good on his threat?

Yeah. And Stephanie thought that maybe I’ll be able to reason with Bobby, but unfortunately, I hit a wall when he would not let Everett out.

Well, it was a total waste of time.

Not necessarily.

Where are you, Kristen? Damn, this is going to be a giant waste of time.

Excuse me, Ms. Trask.


I’m Connie Viniski.

Oh, I remember you well, the avenging angel who attacked me on Valentine’s Day and blamed me for Li Shin’s death.

I’m sorry about that. I was completely irrational that night. But it was only because I was jealous of you.


Well, things didn’t work out between me and Li because he was clearly still hung up on you. But that wasn’t your fault, and it definitely doesn’t make you responsible for his death. I’m very sorry.

Well, I suppose we all have our moments.

That’s very gracious of you. And now that I’ve said my piece, I won’t take up any more of your time.


[chuckles] You know the best thing about being CEO? You can be as late as you want to wherever you’re going, and everybody else just has to deal with it.

Nice perk.

Hmm. Let’s get down to business. My brother, EJ, wants me to hire you as the mayor’s general counsel. And I am just trying to figure out why.

Where is your wife, Stefan? I’ve been looking all over for her.

She’s on a flight back from Arizona.

What is she doing there? Arizona? I need her here now.

Oh, OK, pipe down a little bit. She was visiting Ariana. That kind of takes precedence. What do you need her for, anyway?

What time does she land?

Later this morning. Answer the question.

Mayor Price feels that my reinstatement as DA isn’t playing well with the constituents. I’m holding a press conference today to boost my image.

Will there be cheerleaders? I hear free food and booze always helps.

I want Gabi there to talk about how valiantly I fought for her freedom.

[laughs] Sorry, what?

Don’t start. I need this.

Valiantly, my ass. OK? It’s not like you overturned Gabi’s conviction because it was the right thing to do. You did it so I wouldn’t tell Nicole the truth about Jude’s paternity.

[sighs] [birds chirping]

Nicole, hi.

Oh, hey. Good, you’re here. Listen, I’m covering EJ’s press conference. I want you to come with me and take some photos.

I’m– I’m sorry, I can’t.

Eric, I know he’s not your favorite person. And it’s been awkward since you had to hand Jude over to him–

No, that’s not the reason. [soft music] I can’t. It’s just that I don’t work here anymore.

Does that mean–

One of the jobs that I applied for, it came through.

Oh, I see.

I’m moving… to Paris.

[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”

[soft music]

France? Paris, France?

Yeah. I’m going to be the head photographer for a prestigious magazine.



That– that’s amazing. Congratulations.

Thank you.

I’m sorry. I– I– I’m sorry if I seem a little caught off guard. I mean, who knew that they would respond so quickly. And– and you just said that you don’t work here anymore. So does that mean you quit your job already?

Yeah, I did. Xander, he agreed to let me out of my contract right away. I’m flying out today.

Hmm, said your piece? Got it off your chest? Good. Now, listen up. I held up my end of the bargain. Gabi is free. Hold up yours and keep your mouth shut.

Relax, brother. I haven’t told Gabi a word. And she has asked me a lot of questions as to why you actually helped us out. So worry not.

And stop phrasing everything like a threat. I’ve got enough trouble with Melinda nipping at my heels.

Oh, so that wasn’t a casual visit?

Casual? Casual? The woman was in a frenzy of rage and nearly told Nicole the truth. It took some doing, but she’s agreed to keep it zipped.

How much doing? [tense music]

I offered her the position of general counsel at DiMera.

What, as a practical joke? EJ, you can’t offer her a janitorial position without Kristen’s approval, and she hates your guts right now.

Or perhaps she’s feeling magnanimous after outmaneuvering me for the CEO job. But if not, if Kristen doesn’t come through, Melinda goes back to being a ,-volt livewire.

Have you ever considered selling the rights to your life story? Because America could use a good laugh right about now.

Damn it, Stefan, this is my relationship with Nicole, which I treasure beyond words. So I don’t appreciate you making light of this, especially since if you hadn’t blackmailed me, I wouldn’t be in this mess!

And if you hadn’t lied to the woman you say you love, I couldn’t have blackmailed you. So this is your doing.

I’m home. What did I miss?

Detective Hunter came to see you last night. You said that she was the only person you wanted to see. So tell me how that went.

No cuts, no bruises. Yeah, I think our conversation was quite productive.

And just so you know, Bobby did want me to give him another chance.

Oh. Well, that must be so flattering to get hit on by someone who isn’t even real.

He was real to me.

Right. No, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Of course, he was. So what did he dangle to entice you to get involved with him again? I’m just curious about my competition.

He offered to help solve a case.

What? Wow. So he’s like Hannibal Lecter now, huh? I hope you didn’t humor him.

Well, I have to admit that I am intrigued, Rafe. I mean, he claimed to have– he claimed to have information on a crime, and not just any crime, a murder. [tense music]

Murder? That does change things.


So was, like, Mr. Plum in the library with the candlestick or something less obvious?

OK, can we please just not?

All right, I’m sorry. Go on.

He didn’t give me any details. But he said that we can further discuss it if I go back and visit him today.

A bluff, %.

Yeah, I considered that.

Do you not– Jada, he just wants to spend more time with you. That’s it.

Maybe. Although he could have information on a serious crime and want to see me at the same time.

Nope. It’s pure manipulation, Jada.

Either way, I’m going back. I need to hear him out.

OK. I don’t want this to sound harsh, but the guy is mentally unstable. This could be a trap. He– he could get violent. I just– I think that you should stay as far away from him as possible.

I’m glad you had a positive experience with Jada. I– I know you still have feelings for her. But shouldn’t you consider Everett? I mean, couldn’t you just briefly let him out?

No, I don’t think so. He’s not ready to face the past.

Well, if that’s the problem that he’s having, then we should explore that. What happened in the past?

Why don’t you sum it up for me? Why is EJ so eager for me to give you this job?

Couldn’t be the most obvious reason, could it? He feels guilty for stealing the DA job from me.

Yeah, no, DiMeras are generally not wired for a guilty conscience.

But he likely knows the value of rewarding a good deed. I was the one who handed over the evidence that freed his sister-in-law.

Yeah, that’s another thing I don’t understand. I mean, previously, EJ refused to reopen Gabi’s case. And then all of a sudden, it’s at the top of his to-do list. He hates her, and I don’t think he’s very fond of Stefan either.

I know from personal experience that being the DA, you serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Politics and optics are just as important as the results in court. Sounds like to me he just decided to go for an easy win right out the gate.

Yeah, no, I don’t buy that. Yeah, let’s just table all the EJ questions for now. I’m curious about you. Why do you want to work for me? I assume that you still blame me for your daughter’s death.

You did push her down a flight of stairs.

It was an accident, as I have told you before. Look, I was out of my mind with grief. I was horrified at what happened to your daughter.

Yeah, well, I’ve been out of my mind with grief since I lost her, my only child. And since you are responsible for her death, even if unintentionally, I am triggered just being in your presence. But nevertheless, I am a professional. So for the sake of the job, I can put aside our personal differences.

Wonderful. I can’t say the same.

So just like, that you punch out of here, and the next minute, you’re on the left bank.

Well, I need a clean break. The sooner I start a new life, the better. I told you why. [tense music]

Yeah, you did. And I know it’s not getting any easier without Jude. In fact, it’s getting harder. I just wish there was something I could do.

The only thing that I know is I need time. I need distance.

Right. Well, and– and who knows what adventure awaits you? I am really going to miss you.

I’m gonna miss you. But I don’t know. Maybe this is for the best for all of us. I mean, EJ never did like us working together.

Yeah. And he liked it even less when he saw us kissing.


You know that night you brought me home, and I was wasted, he saw us.

Why didn’t you tell me?

Well, because he just told me recently. And– and I reassured him that it meant nothing. And obviously, it upset him.

Of course, it did. I mean, if we were together– I don’t know what I’d do if I saw you kissing another man.

I was going to pick you up from the airport.

Mm, I got in early, so I took a rideshare. Mm.

So? Tell me about Ari.

So incredible. I cannot believe how grown-up she is. I wanted her to come back with me, but she signed up for this performing arts club.

And I’m sure she’s going to be the next Ariana Grande. Look, you can gush over your offspring any time. Right now, I need you to glam yourself up for a press conference.

I’m all for being objectified, but why?

It’ll give you a chance to express your boundless gratitude for my having ensured your exoneration.

I just landed, and I’m exhausted.

You owe me, Gabriella. Stefan, you too.

We’ll be there.


What time?

An hour and . Please don’t be late.

You really want me to do this?

I do. Let’s throw him a bone.

Fine. But only if you tell me how you strong-armed EJ into overturning my conviction.

I told you, I pleaded to a sense of family loyalty.

And I told you, I don’t buy it, especially after I just overheard you talking about blackmailing him when I interrupted you two before.

Ah, whoops.

Hmm. Truth bomb, baby. Let’s have it.

OK. Brace yourself. About Nicole’s baby, Jude. EJ’s not the father.

You know, you’ve said to me really protecting Everett, but I have a sense that you’re more concerned about yourself.

And I have this sense that this is all really boring and that I’d like to get back to my book. [tense music]

All right, I’ll leave you for right now. But, Bobby, we can’t go on like this. [chuckles]

We’ll see about that.

Just remember one thing. This guy’s in Bayview for a reason.

Bobby wouldn’t hurt me. Look, it’s very rare for alters to be violent. And plus, I’ve been doing a bunch of research about people with DID, and Marlena said the same thing.

Still. If you’re looking to investigate a crime, I’ve got a whole stack of them at the office, OK? You can have your pick of felonies. This is just too risky.

Hmm. OK, you know, I’m guessing that you wouldn’t pull this on a male detective, this whole too-risky business. My job is to investigate crimes, Rafe.

I’m not involved with any of the male detectives at work. Only you. OK. Obviously, there’s no stopping you.

No, there is not.

All right. I’ll just go with you.

You can’t. Bobby will not tell me anything in front of you or even if he knows that you’re there. Look, this is all about trust, OK? And I just need to go there alone.

I hate this a lot.

There’ll be a doctor right outside the door.

OK. All right. Just be careful. I love you.

Well, I should really get to the press conference.

Yeah. I need to finish my rounds, you know, farewell tour.

OK. And then it’s off to the airport?

Yeah, that’s the plan. [soft music]

Well– well, do you want to see Jude before you go? He’s at home. I could let the nanny know that you’re coming.

No, I don’t think that’s a good idea.

EJ won’t be home, if that helps.

I’m tempted. But thank you for the offer.

So is this really goodbye? I mean, it just– it just seems so final. May– maybe we could say, I don’t know, see you later. OK, maybe– maybe that doesn’t work, so–

So this really is goodbye? [sighs] How about we just don’t say it, OK?

OK. We won’t.



So you’re not willing to set aside our personal differences? And here I was thinking that I was the one with a very serious grievance with you, not the other way around.

Maybe so, but I would always be looking over my shoulder with you around, worried whether or not you were playing the long game or not.

Well, you can stop worrying. I plan to keep my head down and work my ass off. Period. And you would be extremely lucky to have me in your employ.

Mm. I do feel like I owe you. I just don’t think it’s a smart move for me at this moment.

Hello, ladies. Settled on a starting salary, just negotiating the perks now?

We are at an impasse, actually. It seems your sister doesn’t want to hire me.

What? Why not? Linda is extremely qualified.

[scoffs] Oh, what, to stab me in the back? We have been just talking about that.

Oh, for God’s sake, I am not a threat, dammit, at least not to you.

Kristen, what can I do to help seal this deal?

EJ, I really don’t–

What if I offer you my DiMera shares?

[gasps] I’m still– wow. Eric is Jude’s father, not EJ? And Eric has no idea?

[sighs] Yeah. In EJ’s defense, he hasn’t known about this since the very beginning.

Well, the way you described it, he’s known long enough. When exactly did Sloan tell him the truth? Months ago?


And he’s sat on it ever since?

He was afraid of losing Nicole. He still is. He thinks if Nicole finds out that Eric is Jude’s father, she’ll leave him.

I bet he’s right. Once you discovered those test results–

I realized I had him right where I wanted him. And I had all the tools necessary to secure your freedom.

It’s Independence Day all over again. And now Eric will get his child back. [tense music]

I’m sorry, what?

Stefan, we can’t keep this to ourselves. We have to tell Eric the truth. [dramatic music]

Don’t look at me like that. Telling Eric that Jude is his son, Stefan, it’s the right thing to do. It’s the only thing to do.

I can’t believe you’re even saying this.

And I can’t believe you think there’s any other choice here. [soft music] Look, you and I may not exactly be pillars of morality, but I was unjustly separated from my daughter for almost a year. It killed me to miss out on so much time with her. Do you expect me to stand by and let Eric miss out on his child’s entire life?

OK, look, I don’t love it either, but EJ came through for us. You are free.

Exactly. We got what we wanted. So what’s stopping us from telling Eric?

A very solemn promise. That’s what’s stopping us. I– I’d like to think that that means something here.

Does it, though?

Yes, it does. It absolutely does. I– look, we finally have a ceasefire with EJ. Now, I don’t need or want another war with him right now.

I get that. But Eric’s a really good guy. He’s Ariana’s great-uncle. What did he do to deserve this?

Gab, Gabi, you just got out of prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Do I need to remind you again that life is unfair sometimes? And look what Jude has to gain from all this. He will want for nothing.

So growing up without your real dad is OK as long as you’re a one-percenter?

It’s not just that. Despite EJ’s faults, he is also a very good father. This is the price that we have to pay for your freedom. It could be a lot worse.

Tell Eric that.

OK, Gabi. Hey, I hate it. I honestly hate it. Please, please, don’t rock the boat right now. I just got you back. And I can’t risk anything getting in the way of us living in harmony.

OK. OK. OK. I’ll try and see it your way.

Please. It’s the only way. It’s for the best. [tense music]

So let’s go play nice with EJ? Mm?

Mm-hmm, OK.

You have fought tooth and nail to amass those shares. And now you just want to hand them over to me?

Why do I need them? The board has made it clear they don’t want me in charge. And playing another game of CEO musical chairs is pointless. Plus, I am completely content being DA.

Still, you’ll sacrifice a tremendous amount of power to get Melinda this job, not to mention the money.

Oh, to be clear, you’ll also get the voting rights and the power that comes with those shares, but the dividends will continue to flow, again, in the direction they always have. Melinda may be an excellent attorney, but I have my limits.

I wonder what those might be.

A solid block of votes in your corner. That should help eliminate any insecurities you may have about holding on to your position.

Either there’s something that you’re not telling me, or being a new father has turned your brain into mush.

It’s a deal. I will have the interim DiMera lawyer draw up the paperwork, in addition to Melinda’s contract. I am sure that you will find the pay package more than suitable.

OK. The job is yours, which means you now have to keep your trap shut about Jude’s paternity from now to eternity. Correct?

Nicole won’t hear about it from me.

Won’t hear what? [dramatic music]

Hmm. I was hoping you’d come back.

I almost didn’t. And just so we’re clear, I won’t let you keep me on the hook. I’m going to need answers. OK, you said you have information about a murder, so I need you to tell me what you know. [tense music]

You always loved to dive right in, didn’t you? Fine. But I’m going to need something in return first.

Honestly, I don’t understand how you keep talking to this conniving lowlife, who helped another conniving lowlife steal our son.

Believe me, I’m aware.

And I know this conversation isn’t about the court cases that EJ’s taking over for you again. You said, Nicole won’t hear it from me, meaning?

We were just talking about Kristen hiring me to work at DiMera. And I guess now you have indeed heard it from me.

Why would she do that? Is the company’s reputation in danger of improving?

I knew– I knew that you would be upset. And I’m so sorry that you walked in on us like that. I– I wanted to break the news to you myself.

Well, guess the cat’s out of the bag now. Excuse me, I have to go pick out some very expensive office furniture.

EJ, I don’t get it. Don’t Kristen and Melinda have a terrible history?

My guess, Kristen hired to spite me.


Are you– are you here for my press conference? I didn’t realize you’d be making a show of support.

Actually, I’m here covering for “The Spectator.” Objectively, of course.

Ah. Well, to make it up to me, please ensure Eric takes a rather flattering photo of me for the front page. Sadly, it must include Gabi as well, but hey, I’ll soldier on.

Eric doesn’t work for “The Spectator” anymore. He’s taking a job in Paris.

Paris, France?

Mm. He realized that living in the same town as Jude is too hard. He needs a clean break.

Well, that makes sense. I– I know it’s– I know it’s a big change, but I think that Eric has made the right decision for everyone.

Oh, I’m glad you’re here, hermano, but you didn’t have to come out for this dog and pony show.

So today, are you the dog or the pony?

Oh, and there it is, that wicked sense of humor I have not missed at all.

Oh, you love it. You love it. And I love you, which is why I’m here, to support you, even though I’ve got to listen to this blowhard DA.

Yeah, well.


Mrs. DiMera.


I just wanted you to know how happy I was to hear you were exonerated.

I’m sorry, do I know you?

No, but I knew Li Shin quite well, actually. And I know he wouldn’t be able to rest in peace while someone was being wrongfully punished for his murder. So thank goodness you got justice and that his true killer was revealed.

Thank you. It means a lot. Hmm, so nice.

Seemed a little strange to me.

Maybe a little.


So when is Eric planning to go?

Oh, well, he booked a flight for later this afternoon.

Wow, so soon? Then I’m glad you got to say goodbye.

You’re loving this, aren’t you? I’m waiting for you to break out in song.

I’ll admit, I’ll sleep a lot easier knowing that I have you all to myself. But I do feel bad for Eric. He lost his wife and his child in one fell swoop. I’d be devastated too if I were in his shoes.

Paris? What? Are there no photographer positions open in, I don’t know, Missouri? All right, I understand.

Do you think I’m weak? Weak for running away?

No, not at all. Look, nobody blames you for needing space. You’ve got a lot of adjusting to do.

Thank you. Thank you for saying that. And thank you for what you’re not saying.

Meaning? [soft music]

Meaning Nicole. You know very well Nicole is the other reason why I’m moving away.

Thank you, everyone, so much for coming. It goes without saying that it’s been a rather tumultuous time in your district attorney’s office, the chaos, the instability. This city deserves better. And I want to assure the citizens of Salem that the right person is finally on the job. As the DA, I hereby recommit myself to upholding the law and making sure justice prevails no matter how hard the fight. To that end, my first act as your newly reinstated district attorney was to reopen the Li Shin murder case. In light of new evidence, we now firmly believe that the real culprit was a Mr. Gil Carter, a drug dealer who is now deceased. But this is not just about seeking justice for Mr. Shin. Gabriela Hernandez DiMera was wrongly convicted of this crime. She too was seeking justice. I personally presented my findings to the judge regarding the new evidence. And he agreed with me that Mrs. DiMera’s release was immediately called for. Ladies and gentlemen, the system works because today she has her freedom. So now, I would like to welcome her to the podium to say a few words. [applause] [tense music]

I suspected you might want something in return. What would that be?

Get me released. Then we could go someplace private, just the two of us.

I knew you were just playing games.

It’s not a game. I do actually have the information that you need to know.

About a murder?

Mm-hmm. And I will tell you all about it as soon as you get me sprung, baby.

Rafe was right.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. OK, I will tell you.

[soft music]

You wanted to see me?

Yes. I– I received EJ’s shares. And I am a woman of my word, so here is the contract. All you have to do is sign.

Oh, you weren’t kidding about this pay package.

Mm-hmm. Yeah, see, it’s worth it because now you answer to me. Now, let’s have it. Why did my brother push so hard to get you this job?

All I can say is your brother was doing what’s best for him.

I am so grateful to be standing before you here today. The last eight months have been the worst of my life. I wouldn’t have survived if not for the support of my family and friends. There are so many people I have to thank, but first and foremost, I must acknowledge my husband, Stefan DiMera. His love and unwavering faith in me got me through the darkest of hours. He never once doubted my innocence and fought tirelessly to secure my freedom. Te amo, mi amor.

OK, let’s have it.

Mm, God, I love it when you talk dirty.

You have five seconds to spit it out, or I’m gone.


, , , , .

It’s about the murder of Li Shin. [dramatic music]

And I’d also like to thank Detective Jada Hunter and my brother, Commissioner Rafe Hernandez, for pursuing every angle of this case. They worked tirelessly to make sure justice was served. And finally, there is one more important person I need to acknowledge, the victim, Li Shin. As someone recently mentioned to me, Li can finally rest in peace now that his true murderer is known. [dramatic music]

[lock clicking] [keys jangle]


You’ve asked me not to bring up Nicole. I respect that you don’t want to talk about it.

Yeah, but now that I’m leaving, I can be honest with you, not just you, but… Myself too. [soft music] I tried to move on. But the one simple fact is that Nicole will always have a piece of my heart.

Excuse me, Mrs. DiMera. I was just wondering, what role did DA DiMera play in overturning your case? [tense music]

Of course. How could I forget? Much credit must go to your husband. He was the one who approved the immunity deal for Ms. Trask, who then handed over the evidence needed to exonerate me, even though DA DiMera was the one who wrongfully prosecuted me in the first place under the flimsiest of circumstantial evidence.

You’re not helping. [shutter clicks]

But in the end, he was big enough to admit that he was wrong, that he let his personal animosity toward me cloud his judgment. You and I are similar in that way. Sometimes we let our emotions guide our decisions. In your case, you sent me to prison out of hate. But you freed me out of love.


Not for me, obviously. For Nicole.

Nicole has nothing to do with this.

Of course she does. This is all about Nicole.

What are you talking about?

The only reason he exonerated me was because he was desperately afraid of losing his beloved wife to Eric Brady.

Why would he be afraid of that?

Because you’re still in love with Eric. And he’s the father of your baby.

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Hope: Paris, you know that this engagement to Thomas is rushed. I mean, a few months ago, he wanted a life with me,

Paris: And now he’s over you. I can understand how my engagement to Thomas could be confusing and shocking for you. And I’d hoped that we could talk this through as friends. But then, instead, you made a play for my fiancé. [scoffs] We used to be close.

Hope: And I want that. But the life that I had with Thomas before he left LA.

Paris: He proposed to you. You said no.

Hope: Oh… It is not that simple. Thomas loved me. He wanted me to be his wife. I am a mother to his son. And, yes, he proposed to me. But you really think he just moved on from it that fast? So, uh, yes, I do believe that ring and your engagement is happening way too soon. So, yeah, I am concerned, for you and for Thomas. ♪

Carter: Thomas, man, you are full of surprises. Congratulations on your engagement.

Thomas: Thanks, man.

Eric: Now, finding someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with is a pretty rare thing. I’m proud of you. I wish you and Paris the best.

Thomas: Thanks, granddad.

Ridge: Hey. Hey.

Eric: Hello.

Carter: Happy Independence Day. There you are.

Eric: Hello, beautiful. Hi.

Ridge: Thank you so much for doing this.

Donna: Of course.

Eric: Of course. I mean, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than here in this wonderful, big old house?

Ridge: Yes.

Donna: Come. I need to talk to you.

Ridge: Hey, guys… come on.

Eric: Oh, let me see this.

Katie: [sighing] I’m not trying to come off as insecure or jealous or anything like that. I just… I’m still trying to wrap my head around you having a daughter.

Bill: And Poppy being in my life?

Katie: Yeah. I… I don’t know what it is about her. I just… I get a bad vibe. ♪♪

Poppy: Hey. Looks like you two are getting ready to celebrate.

R.J.: Are you sure you don’t want to come? Granddad would love to have you.

Poppy: I really appreciate that, but… I’m gonna wait for Bill to get home.

Luna: Where is he?

Poppy: Oh, he’s with Katie.

Luna: Uh, you’re not worried that Bill’s spending time with Katie, are you?

Poppy: I’m sure that they have a lot to discuss regarding Will.

Luna: Okay, Mom, I know you, and I can tell when something’s bothering you, but don’t make it more than what it is, okay? I’ve seen the way he looks at you, and trust me, you have nothing to worry about.

Bill: You’re getting a strange vibe from Poppy? What are you saying, Katie?

Katie: I’m not sure. I’m just wondering if you let your guard down too quickly. I care about you, Bill… and I don’t want to see you taken advantage of or hurt by Poppy. ♪♪ [light rock playing]

Thomas: It’s too bad that Steffy, Finn, and the kids couldn’t make it.

Ridge: Well, they both are so busy, they want to spend some time with their family. They’ll be here later.

Brooke: R.J. and Luna are on their way.

Eric: I’m glad to hear that. More the merrier. That’s what I love, this house full of love and laughter. The only thing better would be a couple of really dry martinis.

Donna: Sparkling water maybe.

Eric: That’s what I said, isn’t it?

Ridge: Where’s your bride-to-be?

Thomas: That’s actually a good question, I’m gonna find out. [music playing]

Hope: Paris, for years, I was the only woman in his life.

Paris: That’s not the case anymore.

Hope: No one falls out of love that quickly.

Paris: So what are you– what are you trying to say? That it’s only a matter of time before Thomas comes running back to you?

Hope: I am saying… be careful. Thomas is still very much a one-woman man. ♪♪ ♪♪

R.J.: Do you have everything?

Luna: Um, yeah, I think so.

R.J.: Yeah?

Luna: Mom?

Poppy: Have a great time, you two.

R.J.: Hey, if you change your mind and you want to come, you’re welcome.

Poppy: Aw, thanks, but I’m good. Okay.

R.J.: All right, bye.

Luna: Okay, bye. [door shuts]

Poppy: Why aren’t you home, Bill?

Bill: After everything we’ve been through, it’s nice to know that you still care about me so much.

Katie: Of course I do.

Bill: Right, because I’m the father of our son.

Katie: No, not just because of Will. Because I’ll always want what’s best for you.

Bill: For so long, I was certain that that was the two of us. Reuniting our family. ♪♪

R.J.: It’s good to see you, bro.

Thomas: You too. Yeah. How are you doing, Luna?

Luna: Good, how are you?

Thomas: Good. I’m good. Yeah. So, I mean, I’ve been trying to catch up with you.

R.J.: Oh, dude, it’s been crazy, you’ve left some big shoes to fill with Hope for the Future. Thanks.

Thomas: You’re doing just fine.

R.J.: Trying.

Thomas: Yeah.

R.J.: Enough about work. Come on. Look at you. Congratulations. You’re getting married.

Luna: I know. We’re so happy for you.

Thomas: Thank you. We’re really happy.

R.J.: Where’s the– Where’s the beautiful bride- to-be, anyways?

Thomas: That is a good question.

Paris: I don’t appreciate you warning me about Thomas’s loyalty when you’re the one making moves on him.

Hope: I’m being honest.

Paris: Huh. Honesty has been something me and Thomas’s relationship has been built on. We’ve shared so much. We’ve bonded on a very deep level. You know nothing about my relationship with Thomas or Douglas. Yeah, that’s a part of it, too, isn’t it? How Douglas has embraced me? I can see how much that stings.

Hope: Well, as Douglas’s mother, it would.

Paris: And I’m sensitive to that. You… you think this is some kind of rebound, like Thomas can never get over you. Thomas loves me with his eyes, his touch. We lay in bed and daydream about our home, our… our future together, raising our children. That’s something you and Thomas never had. He’s left you in the past, and it’s time for you to do the same. It’s time to respect our engagement and leave my fiancé alone. ♪♪

Paris: I don’t want any drama. I understand how hard this is for you. I get it.

Hope: Do you, Paris? I mean, do you really get how much Thomas and I loved each other?

Paris: You didn’t want to get married again, and that’s okay. But that’s not what Thomas wanted, so he moved on. Look, I… I know what you’re thinking. Thomas is a one-woman man. You were that woman. Not anymore. I am that woman now. ♪♪

Katie: I know you have a lot of guilt when it comes to what happened between you and me. But that’s not the man I see when I look at you.

Bill: Who do you see?

Katie: I see the man that I always knew was there. Someone strong and caring. You have a way of… making someone feel like they’re the only person in the world.

Bill: Wow. All this time, I thought I was bullheaded and arrogant and aggressive.

Katie: Yeah, and a sore loser and boastful and… did you mention bullheaded?

Bill: I think I did, yeah. I think I checked that box,

Katie: Okay, good, just wanted to make sure.

Bill: Mm-hmm. [laughing] I would also like to think that maybe I’ve grown up a little bit.

Katie: You most definitely have.

Bill: Well, I owe the vast majority of that to you. Best thing that ever happened to me. You know how I feel… how I’ve always felt. You’re the love of my life, Katie. ♪♪ Life goes on. And– and… and you were right to– to move on with yours. And it’s taken me a while, but… I’ve moved into my next chapter. ♪♪

Katie: Say that again.

Bill: Life goes on.

Katie: You know what I mean. ♪♪

Bill: You’re the love of my life. You’re my Katie. ♪♪

Eric: Everyone, to the woman of the hour.

Ridge: Woman of the hour.

Men: Woman of the hour.


Brooke: Such a surprise.

Ridge: You look amazing. This is my future daughter-in-law. Still feels strange to say that, but yes.

Thomas: Can I get you a drink?

Paris: Please.

Thomas: You got it.

Carter: Paris. Beautiful as always.

Paris: Thank you. Not too bad yourself.

Carter: That’s some piece of hardware you got there.

Paris: I know, Thomas did good, didn’t he?

Carter: He definitely did. I’m glad you found happiness. Congratulations. Thomas is a very lucky guy.

Paris: Yeah.

Carter: Well, I’ll let you two lovebirds catch up.

Paris: Ooh, ooh–

Thomas: There you go.

Paris: My hero.

Thomas: So, I was gonna send Charlie to come looking for you. What happened?

Paris: Did you miss me?

Thomas: Always. So? What happened? Where were you?

Paris: I was at the office. I had a few loose ends I needed to tie up.

Thomas: Hmm. I hope they’re all tied up. ‘Cause I’m not letting you out of my side for the rest of the night. ♪♪

Bill: Um, I’m sorry, Katie. I, uh… I feel like I’m sending you mixed signals. I will always love and care about you.

Katie: But you’re moving on with Luna and Poppy.

Bill: I am. And… And I’m happy. But I will always hold what we shared… Right here. We have so many wonderful memories. ♪♪ We had an incredible life. Family. I often wonder what it could have been if I hadn’t screwed things up.

Katie: So do I.

Bill: So, uh… what’s going on with you and, uh, what’s the name?

Katie: [laughing] Carter.

Bill: Carter– yeah, Carter.

Katie: Yeah… touché. Oh, gosh. I think… I think we’re better off as friends. Honestly… I can’t really see myself moving… moving on with any man at this point. I really wish that you… would think about what you say before you say it.

Bill: What do you mean?

Katie: It’s hurtful for you to say that I’m the love of your life when you don’t mean it.

Bill: I do mean it. Don’t ever doubt my love for you, Katie. ♪♪

[soft chatter] [music playing]

[soft chatter continues] [music continues]

Brooke: Are you okay? Being here with Thomas and Paris?

Hope: I mean, it’s… pretty surreal.

Eric: Listen, everybody, if I might say something for a second, just a second. I’m… very glad that you’re all here. I really am. That you decided to spend the Fourth with us. Thank you.

Ridge: And thank you for having us in your home. Right? Speaking of home… [sighing] …my son is home. And he brought a very special, very beautiful surprise. Paris, his fiancé. So let’s hear it for Thomas and Paris. Can we?

Eric: To Thomas and Paris.

All: Cheers.


Thomas: Um… I’m sure it’s kind of a surprise for everyone here that I came back and we are engaged. When I left LA, I didn’t know what I was going to do. I got over there to International, and I never would have expected to… fall in love. But that is exactly what happened. Paris and I reconnected, and… really helped each other. You mean the world to me. And I love you.

Paris: I love you, too. And I can’t wait to be married.

Thomas: Me either. And that being said, Grandpa, you and Grandma made this house exactly what it is, which is a wonderful home. A home of love and family. And that’s what this place represents. Well, Paris and I, we’ve been through problems and issues in the past, but I think we helped each other get through those things and move past that point. Considering how well you have welcomed her into this family, I think it would be wonderful, with your blessing, to potentially get married here, if you are okay with that.

Paris: Yeah, that would be wonderful.

Thomas: So, Granddad, could we get married in your home?

Thomas: Well, um… I guess we’re about to have another wedding. To Thomas and Paris.

Ridge: Thomas and Paris. You guys, that’s gonna be great.

Eric: All right… isn’t that just beautiful?

Ridge: Dad.

Eric: The two of them. It’s gonna be nice. Well done. Well done. Well done.

Eric: Well, let’s– we should celebrate, shouldn’t we? [loud pop]

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Sally: Hi. Coffee, no creamer, please. Thank you.

Billy: And I’ll get a refill. Please. Hi. Fancy meeting you here.

Sally: Likewise.

Billy: Can’t get enough of the coffee?

Sally: A long night of work ahead and hopefully, this will do the trick.

Billy: Mm-hmm.

[ Sally sighing ]

Sally: But the truth is I– I can’t stop thinking about Adam and worrying about him. What’s your excuse?

Billy: Ha. Yeah, a long night of work ahead. And I can’t stop thinking about Chelsea.

Sally: Great. Thank you.

Billy: Any news from Baltimore?

Sally: All quiet. You?

Billy: Same.

Sally: Well, maybe that’s a good thing.

Billy: Or not.

[ Chelsea sighing ]

[ knocking on door ]

Adam: Need some company?

Chelsea: You got my text?

Adam: I couldn’t sleep either. Oh, and I am not alone. I was hoping that maybe a nightcap could calm my nerves.

Jack: We need to talk.

Victor: What prompts you to barge into my office uninvited?

Jack: My son. You stay away from him!

Diane: Kyle, wait.

Kyle: All talked out.

Diane: Please.

Kyle: I don’t have anything left to say.

Diane: I understand how angry you are.

Kyle: I’m not sure you do.

Diane: But we have to put Harrison first and find a way through this anger for him.

Kyle: Harrison will be just fine.

Diane: After everything he’s been through, do you really want to put that sweet little boy through another change? This is his home. He loves it here. Please, Kyle, please don’t take him away from the family he loves here.

Kyle: How dare you use Harrison as ammunition against me? Not one call all day from Connor’s facility. What is he doing? Is he okay? Is he not okay? When are we going to be able to see him again? Tomorrow? In a week?

Adam: That’s pretty much what kept me awake too.

[ Chelsea sighing ]

Chelsea: I’ve been trying to do all of my calming techniques. You know, I went for a walk around the harbor and doing deep breathing. Telling myself everything’s going to be okay, but… I just keep coming back to… how is this happening?

Adam: I don’t know. But what I do know is we’re here. And we’re not going anywhere. It’s got to mean something. As long as it takes, whatever it takes, we’re going to get Connor to the other side.

[ Adam sighing ]

Chelsea: Thanks for this.

Adam: What? The bourbon?

[ Chelsea chuckling ]

Chelsea: No, not the bourbon. The reassurances. It helps to hear you say it so confidently. Makes me feel like…

[ Chelsea sighing ] Makes me feel like who knows, maybe things will get better, even though that’s very hard to believe after today.

Adam: Are you going to make me play the optimist again?

Chelsea: Well, you are getting pretty good at it.

Adam: Well, how about this? We have both screwed up plenty in our lives, but somehow we… managed to create a miracle of a kid.

Chelsea: Yeah, he really is the best of both of us, isn’t he?

Adam: And who would have thought the best of us would be such a great human being?

Chelsea: Right? And he’s just so… He’s so kind.

Adam: I know. He gets that from you.

Chelsea: I don’t know. You’re the one who showed up at my door in the middle of the night with an excellent bottle of bourbon so I wouldn’t have to be alone. You didn’t have to do that.

Adam: Well, if I can’t help our son tonight, maybe I can at least try to help his mom. Even if that does mean I have to share my bourbon.

[ Chelsea chuckling ]

Chelsea: Was that supposed to be funny? Because if it was, Connor definitely gets his excellent sense of humor from me.

Adam: Look, this– this setback has been hard and it’s taken the wind out of us, but don’t for a second try to find a reason to blame yourself.

Chelsea: But that’s my superpower.

Adam: Chelsea, you’re an amazing mom. You don’t give yourself enough credit. Connor is a strong, loving, resilient boy. You did that.

Chelsea: We both did that.

[ Adam exhaling ]

Adam: To loving the hell out of our kid.

Diane: I’m not trying to use Harrison as ammunition. I’m trying to think what’s best for my grandson.

Kyle: What, and I’m not? My decision is very much about Harrison and what’s best for my son is to live in a house full of love. Not one where family turns on its own, where there is no trust.

Diane: Oh, that’s not fair. You’re the one who turned on me at Jabot.

Kyle: You know what? I’m done defending my efforts to help you to cover for your inexperience. Now, if you’ll excuse me…

Diane: Just wait. Don’t you see what you’re doing? All this secrecy about your new job, taking Harrison away from us? You are just trying to punish me and your father.

Kyle: Oh, are you really playing the victim right now? Because last time I checked, I was the one who was fired. I was the one who was pink slipped out of my family legacy. No, Mom, you did this. You brought this down on all of us. Now, you have to live with the consequences.

Victor: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Jack: Oh, this is how we’re going to play it after all these years? Really?

Victor: Make your point and get out.

Jack: You think I don’t know when you’re bluffing?

Victor: Paranoia does not suit you, Jack.

Jack: This isn’t paranoia. This is history. This is right out of the Victor Newman playbook. You hire my son to use against me. It didn’t work before. It won’t work this time.

Victor: And yet you’re here, aren’t you? Did you and Kyle have a rift?

Jack: You know we did. And there you are to weaponize the fallout.

Kyle: Your son hates you. You blame me? Get out.

Jack: Or what? You’ll have your security staff throw me out?

Victor: I don’t need my security staff to throw you out. I’ll throw you out on the street myself.

Jack: This I like. This is why I’m here. For one-on-one confrontation.

Victor: Oh, really?

Jack: Yeah. You feel the need to pursue a vendetta against me? You come at me! Only me! You stay away from my wife and son!

Victor: How dare you come at me after what you have done?

Jack: Oh, enough with this misguided anger over what happened to Nikki in that hotel room.

Victor: You mean after Nikki almost drank herself to death and you almost died?

Jack: Nikki was at her lowest point.

Victor: And you decided to overdose! That your way of helping her?

Jack: You weren’t there.

Victor: If I had been there, I promise you, I would have let you foam at your mouth and let you rot!

Jack: Is it really so difficult for you to admit that the great and powerful Victor Newman couldn’t be the one to save his wife? That Nikki would have drunk herself to death while you were convincing everyone else and yourself that only you could save her? I’m the one who brought her there and you can’t forgive me for it.

Victor: Are you on pills right now?

Jack: No, I am deadly sober. And I’m giving you a warning. You want to come after me, you come after me and me alone. Or there will be hell to pay.

Victor: I will give you a warning. When I decide to retaliate, you will not see it coming.

Jack: Last time. You stay away from Kyle.

[ door slamming ]

Nick: You okay?

Jack: Your father’s playing games with Kyle. I came here to set him straight. Let’s hope for all our sakes he listened.

Chelsea: Mm, can you remember that photo album we looked through? Connor’s first Thanksgiving. That silly family selfie.

Adam: He– he was so happy.

Chelsea: We all were. We all were.

Adam: Oh, he–

[ Adam laughing ]

Chelsea: What? What?

Adam: The turkey painting?

[ both laughing ]

Adam: You tried to convince me that Connor somehow managed to finger and foot paint?

Chelsea: Yeah. Remember, we made such a mess? Oh, it was so much fun. Oh, it was– it was just the best day.

Adam: It was. Although, I was going to say, that, uh, that masterpiece looked more like a turtle than a turkey.

Chelsea: Mm. What do you have against turtles?

Adam: Nothing. You– you went all out that day. You were bound and determined to just make it beyond special.

Chelsea: Mm.

Adam: Whether Connor would remember it or not.

Chelsea: You know, I know where that painting is. So, I am going to dig it out and I am going to hang it up. This year. For Connor, for Thanksgiving. He’s going to love it.

Adam: What is it?

[ Chelsea sniffling ]

Chelsea: What if Connor’s not home for Thanksgiving?

Diane: Okay, fine. You want to move out? You think that’s the best choice? The– the wisest choice for Harrison? Just go ahead and do it.

Kyle: I don’t need your permission.

Diane: I know you don’t. But can’t we at least try and heal this rift between us?

Kyle: I’m not in the mood for warm and fuzzies right now, Mom, but, uh, I’ll share this with you. Um, I will thank you very soon for ripping my birthright out from under me. When one door closes, you know–

Diane: All right, what is this game you’re playing? Why won’t you tell us where you’re working? What’s the big secret?

Kyle: Now, that’s on a need-to-know situation and you and Dad just didn’t make the cut. No offense.

Diane: Well, it would stop us from assuming the worst.

Kyle: Oh, because that’s where you go with me, huh?

Diane: Oh, that’s not what I mean.

Kyle: Assuming the worst?

Diane: And you know that.

Kyle: Are you searching for some kind of self-fulfilling prophecy here? Do you want me to turn on you the way you turned on me? Go dark, is that it? Because I would give you an excuse to justify what you did to your own son.

Diane: Kyle, of course that’s not what I want.

Kyle: Well, I don’t know. Going dark, it poses some interesting possibilities and it could definitely be arranged.

Diane: Why are you acting like this? Why are you being so hateful? Do you enjoy stringing us along? I mean, has your ego really been that wounded?

Kyle: No, this has nothing to do with my ego.

Diane: This has everything to do with your ego. And you are no more a victim than I am. You undermined me every chance you could. You provoked me. You didn’t even try to make things work. And no CEO would ever put up with that kind of insubordination.

Kyle: Oh. Did you learn that in the CEO handbook, huh? Because last time I checked, you didn’t have any idea. Zero experience on how to truly lead a company.

Diane: And you have so, so much experience that I’m sure your new position is on a level commensurate with your considerable skills.

Kyle: Hold on. Is that your tricky way to figure out where I’m going?

Diane: No, but I am worried about you.

Kyle: No, you’re worried that the lesson you wanted to teach me, to punish me with, backfired and now I’m free to do what I want, where I want. And you will know where that is when I want you to. But I’ll share this one thing with you. There is nothing that’s going to change my mind about moving out of this house and getting away from you.

Jack: What’s going on here?

Kyle: How was Victor? Did you set him straight?

Nick: Hey.

Victor: Hey, son.

Nick: Came by to see if you wanted to grab a drink, but why don’t you tell me what’s going on with Jack? I ran into him outside your office. He seems pretty ticked off.

Victor: Oh, yeah? You know, he’s an idiot.

Nick: Something to do with Kyle? What’s going on?

Victor: Jack Abbott always gets riled up about something.

Nick: I haven’t seen him that riled up in a long time, Dad.

Victor: Yeah, he’ll get over it.

Nick: Jack is as fiercely protective of his family as you are of yours. If Kyle’s involved in whatever this is, I don’t think you should dismiss him so easily.

Victor: You know, that guy’s delusional. He thinks he can pick a fight with me and win. End of story.

Jack: What makes you think I went to see Victor?

Kyle: Tell me you didn’t.

Jack: Victor is still furious at me for trying to shock Nikki sober. A furious Victor is not a good thing.

Kyle: So, you did pay him a visit.

Jack: He’s also not the kind of person you want to turn to for help in mapping out your future.

Kyle: Well, I don’t know about that. I mean, Victor seems like a good option. Given my own parents just torched my future, why not give him a shot?

Diane: So, you admit it. You are involved with Victor.

Kyle: Well, I’m not admitting to anything. I’m merely making a point. Victor has always appreciated my business acumen. It’s nice to be valued and not seen as a threat, which is more than I can say for my own flesh and blood.

Jack: That is simply not true. You are my son. I love you. I only want what is best for you.

Kyle: If that’s the case, prove it. Fire Mom. Or at least give her a demotion. Give me the job I deserve. Right now.

Sally: I mean, that Adam and Chelsea could have such a great day with Connor and see him so happy and getting better and that there was real hope for the first time in a long time and then to have him relapse?

[ Sally sighing ] It’s just heartbreaking.

Billy: Yeah, Chelsea said to me that it’s as if the OCD is– is punishing him. Like it’s reminding him that he doesn’t deserve to be happy, which is, you know, heartbreaking, of course. I mean, how could happiness be a trigger in that way?

Sally: I mean, Adam has tried so hard to be optimistic about this treatment and it does not come easy for him. And now for this to happen, for Connor to be getting worse and trying to harm himself, I just really, really wish there was something I could do to get Adam through this.

Billy: Yeah. I feel the same way with Chelsea. You know, I try to be there for her. I try to support her. Of course, I would drop anything and everything to physically be there for her, but it doesn’t seem to help. It definitely doesn’t fix anything and it just ends up leaving me feeling…

Sally: Helpless?

Billy: Exactly.

[ Sally sighing ]

[ both chuckling ]

Sally: You know, maybe we should talk about something else.

Billy: I think that’s a good idea.

Sally: Yeah.

Billy: How about, uh, how about the weather?

Sally: Oh, jeez. That’s boring.

Billy: Are you into sports?

Sally: Um, only if you’re a Cubs fan.

Billy: Oh, God, no. You know this is Brewers territory, right?

Sally: Uh, jeez. Um, Politics?

Billy: And we’re back to the weather.

Sally: Work. Work. Let’s talk about work. What is happening at Chancellor-Winters?

Billy: Ha. Yeah, what is happening there? Um, a lot. A lot. Ultimately, uh, I really– I’m excited about where we’re headed.

Sally: That’s great. Where is that?

Billy: We’re headed for some pretty big changes.

Sally: That’s it? That’s all you’re going to give me?

Billy: That’s all I can share. I am sworn to secrecy, but, uh… Look, um, we’re working out the details, but we’ll be making some pretty big announcements very soon.

Sally: Well, I look forward to it.

Billy: How about you? How are you fitting in at Marchetti?

Sally: Oh, my God. It has been the best experience. I’m back doing what I love. There’s a flow. There’s a joy in the work. And I am reminded that fashion is definitely a way better fit for me than interior design ever was.

Billy: Well, that’s good. It’s, you know, it’s good to love what you do.

Sally: I’m so excited. There’s all these ideas and this energy, and– and now that Summer has agreed to hire Chloe, I– I– I– I just feel like anything’s possible.

Billy: Well, you’re clearly jazzed about it. Congratulations to that.

Sally: Thank you. Am I… Am I being a jerk?

Billy: What do you mean?

Sally: I mean, I’m subbing for Chelsea, who’s going through hell, you know? And it just feels weird to be excited about a job that Chelsea can’t do because her son is in pain and she has to be there for him. I just feel like I’m taking advantage somehow.

Billy: You’re not being a jerk, Sally. In fact, I think you’re actually helping Chelsea. You know you’re there, you’re focused on the business and you’re keeping the wheels on, so that’s– that’s a good thing. She can focus on being there for her son.

[ Sally sighing ]

Sally: Well, thank you for saying that.

Billy: Plus, you’re so talented that maybe she’ll keep you on in some capacity.

Sally: Yeah, that would be amazing. But right now, all I care about is that Adam and Chelsea get home with Connor happy and healthy.

Billy: That’s what we all want.

Adam: Hey, it’s all right.

Chelsea: It’s not all right, Adam. It’s not all right.

[ Chelsea sniffling ]

Chelsea: I was so determined to give our son everything I didn’t have. The– the childhood I never had. Every– every– The holiday and– and birthday and tradition was going to be special. And I really thought if I could just do that, if I could just give Connor days of joy, everything would be okay. And he’d be happy, and he’d have a great life. And now… I mean, how many holidays is our son going to have to miss because he’s in this clinic? How many days and– and weeks and months is he going to spend there hating himself or wanting to hurt himself?

[ Chelsea crying ]

Adam: Come here. Come here, come here, come here. Okay.

Chelsea: Thank you, Adam.

Adam: Go ahead. Just let it out.

Chelsea: We can’t have failed him, Adam. We can’t.

Adam: Listen, you have never in your life failed Connor. You were the most remarkable parent that any kid could have hoped for. I’m in awe of you, Chelsea, and I always have been.

Chelsea: I don’t feel very remarkable right now.

Adam: That doesn’t make it any less true, okay? Forcing your father to choose between the two of us. How selfish can you be?

Kyle: No, this isn’t about me. It’s what’s best for the family and Jabot. The corporate world will finally respect Jabot again. And Harrison could grow up right here with his two loving grandparents. Isn’t that what you want?

Diane: Jack, are you considering his request?

Jack: I am considering what might bring some peace back to this family.

Kyle: Looks like things may be going my way. Don’t worry, Mom. I– I’ll let you keep your parking spot.

Jack: Okay, that’s enough, Kyle.

Kyle: Hm.

Jack: As much as I love you, as much as I am grateful for everything you have brought to Jabot in the past, I will not let you manipulate me into another corporate reshuffle. As some kind of reward for your disrespect and your total lack of professionalism.

Kyle: Mm. Hm. I was hoping for a minute there you’d make the right choice.

Jack: Kyle, there are other options.

Kyle: No, there was only one option and it’s… It’s good to know where you stand, Dad. Goodbye.

[ Diane sighing ]

[ door slamming ]

Diane: I cannot believe how horribly this is spinning out of control.

Jack: And it only manages to get worse. Did you tell him that I was on my way to see Victor?

Diane: No, no. But I guess after the argument we had and how you left so abruptly, I guess Kyle just assumed that’s where you went.

Jack: Which only gives us credence to the fear that he has already joined forces with Victor.

Diane: Did you talk to Victor?

Jack: Yeah, I did.

Diane: Well, I want to hear all about it, but, um… first, I need to ask you a question.

Jack: Yeah, what is it?

Diane: Well, I’m– I’m very grateful that you stood up for me and didn’t give in to Kyle’s childish demands, but were you actually considering his request? Is that why you hesitated?

Nick: So, you’re really not worried at all about how angry Jack is?

Victor: Why would I worry about how Jack Abbott feels? Cheers, old boy.

[ Nick sighing ]

Nick: Cheers. Mm. Mmm.

Victor: Is that good?

Nick: Boy, that is good.

Victor: Yeah. Got a bottle of it stashed behind the bar.

Nick: Oh, really?

Victor: That does not give you permission to take a drink every time you want to, all right?

Nick: I wouldn’t dream of it, but it is behind the bar, right?

Victor: Yeah. It’s behind the bar, yes. Now, I understand that Sally Spectra gave up her interior design business. You never told me about that.

Nick: I mean, there’s not much to say. It just, uh, didn’t work out.

Victor: You took a hit on the investment, right?

Nick: Look, you know how business is. There can be any number of reasons why something doesn’t succeed, but I believe her talent speaks for itself.

Victor: Well, I’m still sorry that she failed, really.

Nick: Yeah. Well, I ran into Vic. It sounds like you’re making some progress in convincing her to come back to Newman Enterprises.

Victor: I have prevailed upon her to think about it long and hard. I hope she makes up her mind.

Nick: Still planning on installing Adam at Newman Media?

Victor: Yeah.

Nick: Replacing Mom with Adam. I don’t like it.

Victor: It’s only temporary.

Nick: Oh, we both know we’re gonna have to drag Adam out of there, kicking and screaming out of this temporary position.

Victor: Let me worry about Adam, okay? Have you seen him lately or talked to him lately?

Nick: No, not since he took off for Baltimore. Have you?

Victor: Yeah, I just got a text. Apparently, Connor has taken a turn for the worse. This must be very hard on both Chelsea and Adam, so that is why they’re staying longer.

Nick: Yeah, it’s just rough for all of them.

Victor: Yeah, I hate that for the kid. I really do. I feel sorry for what he must be going through now. And this is… It’ll be very tough on Adam.

[ Chelsea moaning ]

Sally: Well, as much as I have loved this charming attempt at a diversion…

Billy: I can’t stop thinking about Connor, Adam, and Chelsea.

Sally: Yeah, pretty much. And now that Adam has no idea when he’s coming home, I feel this real need to be there for him, like physically be there, you know? Hug him, hold his hand, let him know he’s not alone.

Billy: Yeah, no, I feel the same way about Chelsea.

Sally: Then, let’s do it.

Billy: Let’s do what?

Sally: Well, don’t you have access to a family jet? Let’s surprise Adam and Chelsea.

[ Chelsea panting ] think for a moment I would even consider Kyle’s demands?

Diane: Because maybe there’s a part of you that blames me for what’s happening with Kyle. I fired him without giving you any warning, practically forcing you to choose between the two of us, and you chose me.

Jack: I chose what was best for the family, for the company. Even if Kyle doesn’t agree with that.

Diane: But Jack, be honest with me. Really, are you sure you don’t resent me for firing him without consulting you first?

Jack: I wish we had discussed it first. I’ve told you that before, but I understand why you did what you did. I totally support that this was the only decision you had left.

Diane: So, that hesitation before turning him down was what?

Jack: His demand was outrageous. I didn’t know how to react.

Diane: Oh. Well, I wish I could say I was surprised, but this is what it’s come to with our son.

Jack: Honey, he’s lashing out. He’s wounded. We’re in the heat of it all. Once things cool down, once he steps back from his anger, I’m hoping what you said earlier is true, that… this is a good thing for Kyle. This is what he needs. To learn from his mistakes. To find himself. To forge his own future that he can be proud of.

Diane: Well, I’ll hold out hope for that. But right now, it seems like his only goal is to shut us out of his life completely. And Harrison’s caught in the middle.

Jack: Oh, God. The idea of not seeing that smiling face first thing in the morning.

Diane: Jack, Jack, we have got to find a way to fix this before it’s too late.

Jack: Actually, there might be a way forward. But it would depend on you.

Victor: All I can tell you is that I pray for Connor to win this battle and I think he will.

Nick: Yeah.

Victor: Puts a family’s squabbles and conflicts in perspective, doesn’t it?

Nick: In principle, I do agree with you. But this is Adam we’re talking about. There have been several squabbles over the years that have certainly been warranted.

Victor: Yeah, but remember, in these moments, it is family unity, moments of crisis like this, that makes us survive. Right? Makes us strong.

Nick: Absolutely. And I know Adam really needs us right now.

Victor: Well, that’s why I put him back at the head of Newman Media. Because he needs to focus.

Nick: I do find it very interesting. That is exactly why Mom wanted to go back to work, but she doesn’t seem to be getting the same consideration.

Victor: Why do you say that, son? You know that I’m always concerned about your mother. You kidding me? This is temporary.

Nick: Right.

Victor: Right.

Nick: So, Mom has time to get her recovery on solid ground and it will give Adam a chance to regain a stronger sense of purpose.

Victor: Exactly.

Nick: Yeah.

Diane: I’ll do it. I’ll resign. I will. But if I step down now, then we are just pacifying Kyle and his tantrum.

Jack: I absolutely don’t want you to resign.

Diane: Then, what do you want me to do?

Jack: I was just hoping maybe there was some way to approach Kyle. Mother to son.

[ Diane sighing ]

Diane: All right, but in order for that to work, I would need to be able to have a conversation with him and remain in the same room for a while, and I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Jack: Okay. Maybe, I’m just hoping against hope. Maybe the only thing we can do is let things play out.

Diane: No, you’re right. You’re right. It is up to me. I– I don’t know how I’m going to fix this, but I– I can’t just do nothing. You know, things might have exploded beyond repair professionally for the two of us, but I’m still Kyle’s mother, and I can’t let it end this way, not after all the time we already lost. Jack, you know how hard I worked to get back into his life and to earn his forgiveness after leaving him and… I just will not lose my son again.

Jack: Hey, hey, hey. Come here.

Diane: Thanks. So, what happened with Victor? Was he gloating? Was he taking credit for bringing this hell down on us?

Jack: No, he admitted to nothing. He was very clear that he was still furious at me for what happened in that hotel room with Nikki.

Diane: So, Michael’s and my suspicions were right. This is all about revenge he wants on you for that night.

Jack: Yeah, that could well be, but I warned him, stay away from Kyle and you. If he wants to come after me, he can do that, but only me.

Diane: I appreciate you wanting to protect me, but I can handle Victor. I’ve had lots of experience.

Jack: Well, let’s hope you don’t have to. That said, we should prepare. One of the things he warned me was that if he chooses retaliation, I won’t see it coming.

Diane: Well, that’s a chilling thought. But maybe this is his revenge. Maybe he’s accomplished it. Turning Kyle against us. And not just at Jabot, but in every way that matters.

Nick: All this talk about how the latest game of corporate musical chairs is best for the family, yet I cannot shake this feeling that there’s something more at play here. So, what aren’t you telling me?

Kyle: Hi. Good evening.

Victor: Hi, Kyle.

Nick: Hey, man.

Victor: Good to see you. What’s happening?

Kyle: Oh, you know, fresh off another lesson that family’s more trouble than it’s worth.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

Kyle: Mm.

Victor: Huh.

Nick: It’s funny, Dad was just saying the opposite, that the family bond trumps any petty conflicts.

Kyle: I used to feel the same, but not anymore. Please excuse me.

Victor: All right.

Nick: Well, it’s getting late. I gotta go. Thank you for sharing your tequila with me.

Victor: Son, nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family.

Nick: Even when we don’t see eye to eye?

Victor: Well, you get over it.

Nick: Oh, so the añejo was a bribe?

Victor: Well, you know, I’m trying. But, in all seriousness, I need your allegiance.

[ Nick laughing ]

Nick: I think we both know that you don’t need my allegiance because you’re gonna do whatever you want anyway, right?

Victor: You know me pretty well, don’t you?

Nick: Good night, Dad.

Victor: Good night, son.

Nick: See you, Kyle.

Kyle: See you.

Victor: Kyle, why don’t you have a seat?

Kyle: I’ll take it over here.

Victor: Let me ask you something, Kyle. Why did you tell your dad that you and I were in collusion against him?

Billy: Surprising Adam and Chelsea? That is… It’s very tempting.

Sally: So, that’s a yes?

Billy: Well, I had a conversation with Chelsea about it earlier. I told her that I would come out and be there for her, but she waved it off. I think she and Adam really want to focus on being there for Connor, and as much as we would be trying to help, I think, ultimately, we would be a distraction. I don’t want to cause any more stress for her.

Sally: You’re probably right. I just hate doing nothing.

Billy: You’re not doing nothing. You’re doing a lot. You’re loving. You’re supportive. And that counts, Sally.

Sally: Thank you. I think I needed to hear that.

Billy: I think I needed to hear it too.

Sally: Well, this has been nice. You know, getting to talk to someone who understands. Being able to lean on each other, if that’s not too presumptuous.

Billy: No, it’s not. I mean, the truth is, we’re connected now. Because of our love for Connor.

Sally: I meant what I said earlier. Chelsea’s really lucky to have you in her corner.

Billy: And I meant what I said. Not as lucky as Adam is to have you. Good night.

Sally: Good night.

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[pleasant music]

[heavy breathing]

Ooh, we got another RSVP to our wedding.

It’s not from my mum, is it?

Uh, no. It’s from Justin and Bonnie. They will be there with bells on.

Oh, joy.

Xander, Justin and Bonnie are family. And given your most recent history, you should be lucky that they’re supporters of our relationship.

Bonnie is.

Yeah, she definitely is. I mean, she even went out of her way to help with the invitations, which is quite big of her considering you once locked her in a shed.

Yes, yes, we– we both know what I did to Bonnie. But if she can let it go, why can’t you?


Happy Independence Day, my love. [clink]

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”

Mmm, that’s beautiful.

Benjamin Franklin. Excellent quote master and statesman and inventor.

And one of our Founding Fathers to boot.

Indeed he was. He had lots of children.

Mm-hmm. [giggles] Honey, we have so much to celebrate.



More than our country’s independence?

Mm. Oh, besides that. We have an engagement to celebrate.

Oh, so you’re talking about Xander and Sarah.

Well, not just them. Didn’t you hear the other good news? Theresa and I are getting married too. [suspenseful music]

Hi. Thanks for coming.

Yeah. Well, your message said it was urgent.

Well, there’s really no time to waste.


So hear me out. Given the circumstances and the anxiety attached to everything, I made a decision that I think is best for everyone– one that I hope you will go along with. [phone rings]

Hey. There you are. I’ve been waiting for your call.

Hey. Sorry I hung up on you like that last night. I had to move fast before anyone saw me talking to you.

I get it. You didn’t want to get busted again.

So, uh, I just wanted to check in, make sure everything is still a go. You still want to run away together, right? [suspenseful music] [soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”

Well, aren’t you going to congratulate me? Theresa and I have been engaged for two days now, and you haven’t said a word.

Because I hadn’t heard.

I was waiting for you to tell him.

Ah. Well, now you know.

Yes. Now I know.

You don’t seem thrilled about it.

Oh, Alex, I just need a little time to process it.

Yeah, well, you wouldn’t need to process it if you actually liked Theresa. You could have just been happy for me, for us.

I’m sure he is, honey. And he likes Theresa just fine. Don’t you, honey?

Yes. Yeah.

You just don’t trust her, and you don’t think I should trust her. Isn’t that right, Justin?

It’s been an emotionally charged week for everyone, I mean, to say the least. I mean, you– you– you could have lost your life.


And I know you’re– hey, I know you’re probably still shaken up about it. And I– I still am.

[scoffs] Brady, the other night when I– when we were together and I– I told you that I want to be with you, I was– I was confused and I was upset. And now I’m not confused anymore.

Hey, Theresa, it’s– I know. You want to be with Alex. You’ve told me that. You want to marry him. This is not about that.

Oh. OK, then what?

It’s about our son.

You want to spend the summer together, right? Because there is no way that I’m going to stupid lacrosse camp, so we gotta figure something out.

I know. But, Tate, how are we gonna pull this off? I mean, even if your parents weren’t shipping you away to that camp, I’m practically locked up in a tower with a moat surrounding it.

It’s that bad, huh?

Bad enough. I mean, I’m like double super grounded, and I don’t think my mom’s gonna unground me anytime soon.

[sigh] That’s why we have to make sure our parents won’t be watching us.

How are we gonna do that?

Well, Holly, I am so glad you asked. I have a plan.

Would you say it’s better than the prom plan?

[chuckles] Yeah. Uh, OK. That one did not work out so well, did it? But this one will. Trust me.

I do trust you.

Good. I’ll call you as soon as it’s safe to talk, OK?


OK. Bye.



Bye. [beep]


Rachel! Hey, girl, I didn’t see you there.


I was just about to watch a movie. You want to join me?

Not really. But I do want to know what you’re plotting with my brother.

Baby, you know that’s not fair. I have let go of what happened, what you did to Bonnie and Susan. I mean, lord knows I’ve made my mistakes. Not telling you about Victoria is, of course, at the top of that.

You had reason not to trust me. Sarah, I promise you. Never again will I let myself be corrupted by money.

Or anything else, right?

Well, maybe the love of a beautiful woman. [moaning] I’m sorry I’m all sweaty. [laughter]

Don’t mind. [knocking]

Terrible timing, whoever you are.

[laughs] Mom! Is everything all right?

Fine, sweetheart. I, uh, brought something for Xander.

What’s this?

A check– for your share of Victor’s estate.

I’m just cautioning you to be careful, Alex, and not rush into this.

And I appreciate the cousinly advice. I really do. I didn’t ask for it. I certainly don’t need it. See, I’m just trying to emulate my father. You see, Victor, he always went with his gut. That’s exactly what I’m doing.

Victor was not a fan of Theresa.

Honey, Victor’s not here, so–

Yeah, well, he obviously trusted my instincts. Why else would he have given me controlling interest in Titan?

I seem to remember Victor making Maggie CEO over you when he was still alive.

Yeah, well, maybe he didn’t think I was ready. And you know what, Justin? Maybe he was right. But before he died, he changed his mind. He changed his will. And as you well know, he gave me that power. And he left me half his fortune.

OK, guys, guys, guys, Victor trusted both of you.

And as executor of his estate, Victor entrusted me to distribute his money, which is why I’m going to give you this cousinly advice. If you do plan on marrying Theresa, you better make sure she signs an airtight prenup.

Lacrosse camp in Upstate New York? You want to send Tate there for the summer?

Yeah. I think it would be a great way for him to hone his skills and get ready for his senior season.

So this is about Tate’s lacrosse skills?

No. I mean, look, it’s a bonus. Theresa, he’s gonna be in a controlled environment, right, on a college campus. He’s gonna be working his butt off all day, but most importantly, he’s gonna be out of Holly’s orbit. There’s gonna be distance between them.

You know what? Actually, that’s not a bad idea.

Right? OK. OK, so you don’t have a problem with it?

What, do you wish I did?

I didn’t wish you did. I was thinking that you– might not like it. I didn’t think it would be an easy sell.

Why would you think that I’d be so against it?

Because I thought that you’d probably want to keep him close by, to keep an eye on him. And I thought you might be a little annoyed that I was the one that came up with the idea, and just– you know, came up with it without you.

God, you really think I’m that controlling? You know what? Don’t answer that, actually.

All right. So seriously, are we good with this?

Would I have been inclined to send Tate to the military school or the actual military? Yeah, maybe. But as long as Tate will be far away from Holly Jonas, lacrosse camp is fine by me. Yeah.

So this is the camp, huh?

Looks awesome, right?

Yeah. I mean, wow, you get to dorm. There’s a girls’ camp running at the same time.

Yeah. I was hoping you’d be into it. Apparently, this is, like, the best place to train if you have serious hopes of playing in college.

Yeah. No, I would love to go to a place like this. I mean, I would never be able to afford it.

That’s why it’s lucky my dad is paying for me to go.

I thought you and I wanted to go together.

No. Actually, I was hoping that you could go in my place.

I wasn’t plotting anything with your brother. We were just talking. See, the thing is, Tate and I, we really want to be together.


But the problem is your dad and Tate’s mom and, well, my mom, they’re trying to keep us apart. So the only way for us to be together is by–

Is by sneaking around.

I wouldn’t say sneaking so much as just not telling our parents about it, which is why you can’t say anything.

You want me to lie to my dad?

No, you don’t have to lie. Just don’t say anything.

Sorry, but I don’t want to get in trouble.

What– Rachel, what are– are you calling your dad?

No, I’m calling your mom.

Rachel! No, you can’t.

That’s– a lot of money.

Well, I told you I intended to share my half of Victor’s fortune.

You did, but [sighs] it’s been a little while since you said that.

Well, you didn’t think I’d change my mind, did you?

Honestly, it’s more that I just haven’t really been thinking about it.

Well, I’m sorry for the delay. Uh, it took Justin and me a little while to work out all the details.

I’m just surprised, especially given everything that just happened with Konstantin.

Yeah, well, uh, this is just the right time. See, when Konstantin tried to take everything from us, you stood up to protect this family. And you deserve to be rewarded.

Are you sure about this, Mom?

Yeah. Yeah. This is what I want to do. You deserve every penny, Xander.

Thank you, Maggie. It really is incredibly generous of you. And it means a lot. But I can’t accept this. [sad music]

A prenup, huh? What, you think Theresa is planning to murder me for my money?

You know damn well I’m not suggesting that.

Right, right. You’re just concerned she’s gonna milk me of my father’s fortune while I’m still alive.

I’m not suggesting that either, Alex.

Alex, I think what your fa– um, what Justin is trying to do is protect your interests.

And the interests of your future heirs. You owe it to yourself and the family to protect yourself. You’re a very wealthy man. This must have occurred to you.

Wow. Just a little insulting, don’t you think, suggesting that Theresa is only interested in me because I’m rich?

Alex, I didn’t mean– I didn’t mean to insult you. This is not about– hey, this is not about you. It’s about her. The fact is, she has a history of chasing men who have money. As a matter of fact, I’ll tell you this– that’s one of the reasons she was interested in me from the very beginning.

I don’t need protection from Theresa. Despite what you or Brady or anybody else thinks, she’s not marrying me for my money.

Huh. Brady. Who said anything about Brady?

Theresa’s in this for the right reasons, OK?

Then she won’t have any problems signing an agreement laying out exactly what she’s entitled to in case this marriage doesn’t work out.

Hi. I’m sorry. Are you guys talking about a prenup?

So after the whole prom mess, my dad decided to send me out of town for the summer, to keep me away from Holly.

Oh, that’s harsh.

Yes, it is, except I had this brilliant idea. I thought, basically, when I go away to camp, I’m off grid. So my parents will be relieved when I’m there, and they’ll stop worrying and paying attention.

Oh, yeah, or they could set up a Tate-cam in the camp like they do for baby pandas at the zoo.

Could they do that?

What? No. Dude, I’m kidding.

Bro, you– why not? You can’t even joke like that. My mom would do something like that if she could.

Oh, she’s not that bad, is she?

She kind of is. The camp doesn’t allow visitors, so my parents can’t drop by. And I will turn off tracking on my phone, so it’ll look like I’m in New York. And then all I would need is somebody that would go to the camp and say that they’re Tate Black. And I know you’re really good at lacrosse and you love it, and I thought this could be a really good opportunity for you.

Yeah, for me? I– [sighs] How would we even pull that off?

Easy. No one at the camp knows who I am. They don’t know what I look like. My dad will be paying for the whole thing. And, uh, so I would have my summer of freedom, and then you would get all the perks of playing at a world-class lacrosse camp.

I don’t know, man.

Are you kidding me? Dude, if you have a summer of training like this, colleges will be throwing scholarships at you, throwing them at you.

Do you think so?

Yes. I mean, they basically promise it in the brochure. This is a win-win, man. What do you think?

Rachel, you can’t just call my mom.

Why not? Wait, is she home right now?

No– hey. You can’t tell her or your parents. Please, I’ll do anything.

Like what? What’s in it for me?

[stammering] Well, how about for starters, you would be a hero for your brother. Yeah, I mean, do you really want to make things worse for Tate after all he’s been through with getting kicked out of his school and what happened with his mom recently?

I guess not.

Of course not. Look, I get that your mom says I’m bad news and all, but you and I, we used to have fun together, remember? And you know I would do nothing to ever hurt you or get you busted.

Well, you might.

No, I wouldn’t. Rachel, please, I really need your help. Look, you’re old enough to understand that I like Tate. I really, really like him. And it means so much to me if you could just help us out. And– ooh, how about this? I would give you my favorite perfume you like. Vanilla orchid. Remember, I spritzed it on you the other day?

So like a bribe, right?

It would be a gift for being a good friend. Can I count on you?

Hi. What are you two talking about?

Um, nothing important. We were just talking about perfumes. Right, Rachel?


Yeah, perfumes.

Perfumes. OK. Seemed a little intense to just be perfumes.

[chuckle] That’s because Rachel wanted to put some of mine on– vanilla orchid. That’s the name of it. Well, actually, it’s a cologne. And I told her that’d be completely fine, but I didn’t know if it’d be OK with her mom.

I think it’d be OK with her mom. But, um, it’s gonna have to wait because we do have to get going.

Oh, too bad.

Yeah. Want to see some fireworks? Are you ready? Huh?

Yes. Can I go get the glow sticks that Mommy got me?

Oh, totally. Yes, we need glow sticks. Yes. All right.

I’ll be quick.

See you at the front door. Thank you for hanging out with her.

She’s a really great kid. And I know Kristen doesn’t really trust me. Well, actually, I don’t think any moms do right now.

Look, I know Theresa was kind of hard on you the other night.

It’s OK. We don’t have to talk about it.

I want to. I want to. I just wanted to say, I wish things had gone a little differently. But I didn’t think it was cool that you and Tate decided to sneak around our backs.

I know. And we’re really sorry that it all happened like that.

Yeah. Well, you should know, Holly, that we’ve decided to send Tate to lacrosse camp for the rest of the summer.

Lacrosse camp? Really?

Yeah. We think it’s best that you two spend a little time apart.

Yeah, I– I understand. How did Tate react when you told him this?

Not too well, as you can imagine. But look, it’s only– it’s only for the summer. It’s not forever. You know, and maybe you two can– we can reevaluate the situation when he– when he returns. And who knows? You know, if you two prove to be trustworthy, I don’t see why things couldn’t look a lot different your senior year.

Yeah. I really hope so.

So you’re asking me if I want to go to a world-class camp, all expenses paid, to play lacrosse all summer to potentially have a D scholarship?


Where do I sign?

Wait. Seriously, you will do this?

Um, yeah. I feel like I’d be pretty stupid not to. I mean, I would just need to ask my brother, but he would love to have me out of his hair for the rest of the summer. So as far as I’m concerned, hi. Nice to meet you. I’m Tate Black.

Yeah. [laughing]

You don’t want the inheritance?

I’m beyond grateful, Maggie. I just– I literally just promised Sarah that I’m not going to be so money driven anymore.

This– this would allow you to never think about money ever again.

Not– I don’t think that’s how it works, darling. More money, more problems. Besides, if Victor wanted me to have this, he would have left it to me himself.

[sigh] Victor was a stubborn man who didn’t like to admit that he was wrong. I can admit it. I want you to have it. I mean, consider it a wedding present from the both of us.

I really am moved by your generosity, Maggie. I am– more than you can know. But I also know that Victor didn’t really consider me one of his heirs.

Like I told you the other day, Victor did love you. And if he had put that ego aside, I believe he would want you to have that money.

Theresa, this prenup was not my idea.

So, then, I assume, then, it was your idea, Justin?

Yes, it was. I brought it up.

[scoffs] You really think I’m marrying Alex for his money?

No one’s saying that, honey.

I was talking to Justin, not you, Bonnie.

Look, Theresa, it’s not my place to judge you or anyone, but I am legal counsel for the family. Alex has come into a substantial fortune. It’s my responsibility to look out for his best interests, both as his lawyer and as his– As someone who loves him. I’m sure you’d agree that it’s not unreasonable for me to have concerns.

How could Theresa have known that I was Victor’s son?

Well, I care about Alex, too. Obviously, I love him. I love you– very much, in fact.

I’m happy to hear that.

Really? I don’t think you are. And I don’t blame you being skeptical. I know that my history has a lot of black marks, but, um, I was interested in Alex before I knew that he was Victor’s son and heir– ever since we connected in Greece.

You remember when the three of us went to Greece, right?

Of course.

And you remember how we went after Konstantin and she stayed back at the hotel, right?

That was where we really got to know each other on that brief trip to Greece. It was the first time we realized that we were really drawn to each other. I just saw him as this great guy. I had no idea that he was Victor’s son and heir, none at all.

Yeah, and while we were out, her father delivered Granddad’s briefcase, which happened to be the only thing that contained evidence that you were Victor’s son.

So– so what are you saying, Brady? What, you think she secretly opened the briefcase?

Maybe. I know she likes to snoop.

That’s why I was just as surprised as everybody else was when I found out the truth, that Victor had left Alex a substantial fortune, as you put it.

I mean, if that were true, then she would have known the truth about the– fortune before her and I even slept together.


Alex knows all this already. Don’t you? You trust me, don’t you, Alex? [suspenseful music]

Of course I trust you. Theresa, I asked you to be my wife.

But– do you want me to sign a prenup?

I mean, I–

Because I think I should.

Huh. Didn’t see that coming.

Yeah, well, frankly, I’m tired of people thinking ill of me, thinking that I’m only after your money and that I don’t really love you. Yes, it’s– it’s no secret, it’s sad, but a lot of marriages don’t last. So I– I think you have every right to protect yourself, Alex.

That’s a very practical way of looking at it, Theresa.

Well, I’m not naive, Justin. I know what people are thinking and saying about me. It comes with the territory. But I also know my heart. My heart belongs to you, my love. And simply because you are a wonderful person, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. All I want is to make you happy.

You do, Theresa. You make me so happy.

[sigh] You guys are too sweet.

So, since you’re both in agreement about the prenup, would you like me to draw up the papers?

Yeah. Sure. Draw ’em up, counselor.

Xander, are you sure you won’t accept this check?

I’m sure.

Sarah, do you want a minute to talk this over with your fiancée?

Don’t need it. This is entirely up to him.

OK, then. I respect your decision.

Thank you, Maggie. But we will be expecting an extravagant wedding gift. Yes?

[laughing] Duly noted. Now, give me the check. [laughs]

Feel free to order off our registry.

Oh, I think I can afford a few place settings of your China.

Oh, don’t spoil the surprise.

Oh, Xander, I am so proud of you for making this decision. And I believe that Victor would have been, too.

Thank you for saying that.

All right, sweetie. I love you, darling. OK. Thank you.

Love you, Mama.

Love you.


I can’t believe you just did that.

Sorry. Did you have your eye on a mega yacht or something?

No. That was amazing!

I meant what I said, Sarah. I spent so much of my life just clawing and scraping for just trying to get my hands on money I didn’t deserve. It’s time for me to actually earn it. I mean, I’ve got a good job now. I’m doing fine.

You said that The Spectator was struggling.

For now.


I’m working on it, like I told you. And that’s the point. It’s legitimate work, and it’s mine.

You never cease to surprise me.

I surprise myself sometimes.


And look, I know your mom meant well with her offer, but– felt a bit too much like pity, I mean for Victor leaving me out of his will. And I don’t need pity because I already have the best prize of all. I’ve got you.

You’re quite a prize yourself, you know. [soft music] If I slept with you right now, would it be pity sex? Because I’ve never wanted you more.

Then I don’t care what you call it. [squealing, grunting]

Oh, Holly, I just love it when a plan comes together.

What happened?

Well, Aaron agreed to go to lacrosse camp in my place so my parents won’t wonder where I am when I don’t show up.

That’s brilliant.

So now all we have to do is find someplace local where I can stay hidden, and you can come visit me all summer. [smack]


Gotta go. I’ll text you later.

What’s up, guys?

Hey, Rach.

Hi, Tate. Hey, Aaron.

Hi, Rachel, how’s it going?


We, uh– we just were walking by. We saw you guys in the window, and– how you doing, Aaron?

Doing good. How are you, Mr. Black?


Yeah, um– I was just telling Aaron about the camp that you’re shipping me off to.

Tate, you should know that your mother is completely on board with it.


Listen. You don’t know how lucky you are, OK? If it was up to your mom, she’d probably send you to military school, OK?

At least that wouldn’t start until the fall.

I think the camp looks super cool, Mr. Black.

Thank you. I do too, actually.

So are you guys here to eat, or?

There’s not enough time before the fireworks. You want to come?

Yeah. Hey, hey, you should come. I can get two more tickets if you want to.

Oh, sorry. No, I have plans. My mom is having people over for a barbecue.


I should probably head home. Gotta pack for my big summer.

Tate, it’s gonna be a great experience. I’m sure of it. [fireworks popping] [soft music]


I take it our little angel is asleep.

She is down for the count.

Mm. That’s good. I would have liked to show her the fireworks, though.

Next year.

Yes. Although there are benefits to being an adult-only viewing.

Well, if you want, we could just make some more fireworks of our own.

I’d like that very much. [giggling] It really is beautiful, isn’t it?

It sure is. You know, we might not be the richest couple in town. But we are the luckiest.

And the happiest. [soft music]

[party horn honks]


I’m pretty sure those are for New Year’s.

Oh, well, no wonder they were on sale, then. [laughs] Oh, who cares, honey? It’s the birthday of our great nation. America, land of the free and home of the free refills at the movies. [laughter]

Yes. I’ll– [party horns honking]

Oh, hi.


This sounds like a joyous celebration.

Please join us.

Thank you, I will. But first you need to see this.

What is this?

Uh, Xander turned down the inheritance money.



Yeah, really. He was adamant. He said, um, he wants to be his own man.

Did you see that now? That’s cool.

Hey. Hey, Rachel, great fireworks, right?

They were better last year.



Everyone’s a critic, huh?

Yeah. Speaking of being critical, I thought you’d be interested to know, Theresa’s offered to sign a prenup.

What? Alex, why would you bring that up right now? We’re talking about the fireworks.

Daddy, can we go get some ice cream?

Ah– yeah. Yeah. Yeah, let’s go get some.


Why did you do that right now? Why did you tell him? It’s none of his business.

Don’t worry about it. You weren’t supposed to hear that.

I am worried about it. I mean, the way you just said that, the way you just, like, blurted it out– in front of his daughter, no less. Look, I– it’s obvious that he’s bad mouthing me, telling you to stay away because I’m just after your money.


What did he say to you, Alex?

It doesn’t matter. I wasn’t buying it, and I trust you completely.

Are you sure?

Yes, I’m sure.

Can I get double scoops?

Yes, you can get double scoops. I might as well get used to spoiling you, since it’s just gonna be you and me this summer. Are you gonna miss your brother Tate?

Yeah, definitely, but not as much as Holly will. [fireworks popping]

So is everything a go?

My mom is totally on board with me going away to lacrosse camp. And since Aaron agreed to take my spot–

That means we’ll be able to spend the whole summer together.

And no one will ever know. [soft music]

[ominous music] [loud smooching]

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B&B Transcript Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


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Hope: You were a really good friend to him, Dad. So just try to focus on that and not all the rest, okay? I love you, too. Okay, bye.

Thomas: Is everything okay?

Hope: Uh, not exactly. Um, the man who officiated my father’s wedding to Sheila died yesterday at Il Giardino, so my dad is pretty shook up about it.

Thomas: Uh, what happened?

Hope: Apparently a drug overdose.

Bill: This guy looks vaguely familiar.

Poppy: Who?

Bill: Says his name is, uh, Tom Starr.

Poppy: Tom? Uh, what happened to him?

Bill: Uh, he died at the restaurant last night. You were incredible earlier.

Poppy: Well, you are always incredible. [ Bill chuckles ] You really have changed my life and my– our daughter’s life.

Bill: I’m still trying to wrap my head around it myself.

Poppy: So, do I have you to myself a little bit longer?

Bill: Hmm. Actually, I’m heading over to Forrester Creations.

Poppy: Hmm. Meeting?

Bill: I want to talk to Katie. ♪♪

Katie: Well, I hear congratulations are in order.

Paris: Ah, good news travels fast.

Katie: Wow. Oh, my gosh.

Paris: Yeah, that’s exactly what I said when Thomas slipped it on my finger, asked me to be his wife.

Katie: Yeah, I gotta admit, it’s, um, a bit of a shock, you being engaged to Thomas.

Thomas: This may not be the best time, given what happened, but, um, do you mind if we talk?

Hope: Okay.

Thomas: First, I wanna say, um, I– I didn’t appreciate how Steffy spoke to you the other day, if that wasn’t clear. And she owes you an apology. I don’t expect you’re gonna get one. But… [ both chuckle ]

Hope: Um, well, thank you for your concern. Um, I’m not too worried about Steffy. I’ve been dealing with her for a while now. I am more concerned about you, though. Thomas, please just… promise me that you will think long and hard before you rush into this marriage. ♪♪

Poppy: You’re meeting Katie?

Bill: Yeah. We’re Will’s parents. We still have a lot to discuss now that he has a new sister.

Poppy: Of course. But, uh, just don’t be gone too long because I miss you when you’re gone.

Bill: Hmm. I have to grab something from the den before I go.

Poppy: Katie.

Paris: You’re wondering if I’m bothered by how fast Thomas proposed.

Katie: Well, clearly, you’re not or else you wouldn’t have said yes, right?

Paris: Absolutely. You know, I learned the hard way what it’s like committing to someone who isn’t fully committed to you. I know I’m not gonna go down that road again. And I was completely upfront with Thomas about that.

Katie: Was he as upfront with you about Hope, how she was everything to him until she wasn’t and then you were? I’m sure there’s no one that’s more shocked about this than Hope.

Hope: Despite everything Steffy said, I still do love you.

Thomas: I love you, too. But…

Hope: But…

Thomas: I…

Hope: Paris has stolen your heart. You can’t imagine a life without her. And that’s why you’re rushing into this marriage.

Thomas: Hope…

Hope: Is anything I said true? Because if it isn’t, then it doesn’t make sense to me why you were just running toward the altar. I mean, what is the real reason, Thomas? Are you running toward Paris or are you running away from me? ♪♪

Paris: I heard through Thomas that what you assumed is true. Hope was very thrown to learn about the engagement.

Katie: He told you that?

Paris: Honesty has been the cornerstone of my relationship with Thomas since day one. He’s been very open and honest with me about Hope, everything she was to him.

Katie: You really think that he doesn’t still have feelings for her?

Paris: Yes. Though it doesn’t sound like Hope’s too convinced.

Hope: In no way am I saying that I think I am the only woman that you can ever love. If we aren’t meant to be, then– then I understand that that is inevitable. And Paris, she is a– a wonderful, kind, beautiful woman.

Thomas: But?

Hope: I mean, let’s be real here, Thomas. It just– it feels like you’re trying to copy paste Paris into your life instead of me when we both know you were planning a future for the two of us. You envisioned what it would be like for– for you and me and Douglas, our son. And I know that you wanted that. I know that’s what…

Thomas: Yes, I did. But you didn’t. And that’s why you turned me down over and over again.

Hope: Because I wasn’t ready. That didn’t mean that I wanted our relationship to end, Thomas, because I still love… God– God, I still love you. Thomas, and deep down, I believe that you– you still love me, too. ♪♪

Tom: Lady, there’s a sad little lady. [ cheers and applause ]

Poppy: Yay!

Tom: Last night was amazing.

Poppy: You were amazing, Tom Starr, on stage… and off stage, too.

Tom: Poppy, you’re my inspiration. When I see your face in the crowd, under the moonlight, wow, I never forget a face, especially one as beautiful as yours.

Poppy: What we’ve been sharing, I’ll never forget. I’ll carry a piece of you inside me forever. I’m so sorry, Tom. I’m so sorry. [ sobbing ] ♪♪ [ keys clacking ]

Bill: Do you ever slow down?

Katie: [ scoffs ] That’s rich coming from you, who’s always juggling a million things.

Bill: No, no, no, no. You see, that was the old Dollar Bill. The new Dollar Bill has it on chill. I am– I am stopping to smell the roses.

Katie: No. No, I’m not buying it.

Bill: Okay, fine. I’m not on chill. I’m on full blast. But– but I am stopping to smell the roses now that I suddenly have this new daughter.

Katie: Yeah. Life is just full of surprises. How’s it going, by the way? You know, Luna, your new family with, um, um…

Bill: Poppy?

Katie: Poppy. That’s the one.

Bill: Mmm. Mm-hmm.

Katie: Is it everything you thought it would be? Is Poppy everything that you remember her to be?

Bill: What exactly are you asking me, Katie?

Katie: I’m just curious as to how it feels, spend your days and your nights with someone who kept this huge, inconsequential secret from you for all these years. ♪♪

Bill: Well, as if I didn’t already know, you don’t mince words, do you?

Katie: You don’t have to answer if you feel like I’m overstepping.

Bill: You could never overstep, Katie. You mean way too much to me to ever do that. We have so much history. And truthfully, you are one of the only people in my life that I completely trust.

Katie: Well, that’s because I’m always honest with you, and I don’t let you get away with anything.

Bill: No, ain’t that the truth. [ both chuckle ]

Katie: You were my first true love, the man of my dreams. I grew up with you. And we had a wonderful life. And we have a wonderful son. And I thank God for him every day.

Bill: So do I. He is the best of both of us.

Katie: Mm-hmm. He is. Just like Luna is the best of you and Poppy?

Bill: How well do you even know Luna? I mean, she works here, so obviously you interact with her to some degree.

Katie: Yeah, quite a bit, actually. I think she’s wonderful. She’s smart, she’s creative. She’s driven and ambitious. I– I– I don’t know where she gets that from.

Bill: Ah, must be her mother.

Katie: It must be. I actually see a lot of you in her, as a matter of fact. Just like I see a lot of you in Will.

Bill: You know, I– I really want the two of them to meet. I’d like to do it sooner rather than later.

Bill: If you’re okay with that.

Katie: Yeah, absolutely. Of course. Yes.

Bill: I’ll talk to Luna. I– I know she’ll be up for it.

Katie: What about Poppy?

Bill: What about Poppy?

Katie: Well, it’s just that this has happened so fast. You’ve moved her into your house. I mean, I– I know that that she’s Luna’s mother, and you want your daughter to be close to you.

Bill: What are you saying, Katie? You think I should have excluded Poppy?

Katie: This is just– it’s all happening so fast.

Bill: I suppose. And I am painfully aware of how fleeting life is, how precious it is, and– and how much time I missed out on with Luna and Poppy. And truthfully, uh, I’ve been alone for quite a while now. It’s not what I wanted. What I wanted is you… is my Katie. [ Katie sighs ] ♪♪

Thomas: I’m not sure why you’re bringing up all our feelings from back then.

Hope: Back then? Thomas, it wasn’t that long ago.

Thomas: A lot has happened since.

Hope: Yeah, exactly. That’s why I’m worried about you. Your life is changing so rapidly. It’s like you practically ran from me to Paris.

Thomas: That’s not what happened. You know it.

Hope: Oh, really? I think you were running from your feelings. I think you wanted to put me and what we shared behind you in the past so fast because you just didn’t want to deal with it.

Thomas: You didn’t want to marry me, so I had to move on, Hope. And I found Paris, and we were there for each other.

Hope: Well, I am so happy that you found that kind of support. But is that really a reason to rush into a marriage? Thomas, I haven’t forgotten what it was like between us. Have you? I mean, the passion, the connection.

Thomas: Hope… you have to stop this. You made it clear. We aren’t going anywhere. It’s over. [ Hope sobbing ] [ door closes ]

Paris: Do I have to remind you that Thomas is my fiance? You’re out of line, Hope. ♪♪

Katie: Why are you– you– you talking like that, Bill? I mean, Poppy is living in your house. You– you moved her in. You clearly have feelings for her.

Bill: Sure, I do. She’s given me a daughter.

Katie: And she’s also in love with you. Which is– which is really hard for me.

Bill: What– what are you saying, Katie?

Katie: I– I just– I feel like an interloper in– in my own home. I– I feel like I– I go over there, and I’m– I’m not allowed to be there in this place, this home where we– we built a family. That was our house, you and me and Will, and… I have so many amazing memories of that place with us.

Bill: So do I. I always will.

Katie: Yeah.

Bill: Katie, what– what is this? What is really going on?

Katie: It’s just, I guess, I– I haven’t wanted to admit to myself how… how difficult this is for me, this situation with Luna and Poppy. I’m sorry. And I also, I just– I just– I don’t– I don’t trust Poppy.

Bill: What do you mean? In what way?

Katie: I don’t know. There’s just– there’s just something about her that I can’t put my finger on. But whatever it is, please be careful. ♪♪

Poppy: For the last time, she is not your daughter. The paternity test proved it.

Tom: I’ve kept my distance. But it’s time for Luna to know the truth.

Hope: Let me explain.

Paris: Explain what? How you could do something like that to someone who you used to consider a friend? We used to be close, Hope. I was a valuable part of Hope for the Future.

Hope: I haven’t forgotten.

Paris: Then how can you stab me in the back like you just did? Thomas put this ring on my finger. We’re engaged.

Hope: I know.

Paris: And yet you refuse to accept it.

Hope: Thomas and I, we were in love. And you should know that I still love him. And I believe that he still loves me, too.

Paris: Oh, sure. He’ll always care about you, but he’s moved on. And he’s not going back. Look, Hope, you had your chance, and you rejected him time after time, repeatedly. Thomas has too much self-respect to let you do that to him again. He’s with me now. And I love him. And we’re going to be married. So don’t you ever make a play for Thomas again.

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Young & The Restless Transcript


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Audra: Hey there.

Nate: There she is. Genoa City’s newest… mogul?

Audra: Newest? I thought I’d already established myself as one to watch.

Nate: True, true. I stand corrected. But you are about to take things to the next level.

Audra: Care for some company? It makes me sad to see you here, just drinking all alone.

Nate: Well, I, uh, hate to be the reason for anyone’s unhappiness. Especially yours. By all means, join me.

Audra: Okay.

Nate: Hm. So, how goes the corporate intrigue?

Audra: All that intrigue is a thing of the past. The only thing left is unbridled success.

Summer: Hey.

Chance: Hey.

Summer: Sorry it took me so long. I had to stop to make.

Chance: No worries. Thank you for coming.

[ Summer sighing ]

Summer: Oh. You already ordered me a drink.

Chance: Yeah.

Summer: Thank you. Mmm. I’m glad that you called. I’ve had a hell of a day.

Chance: You and me both.

Summer: You will never guess what Kyle has done now. I mean, he keeps on making one bad decision after another, and I actually can’t really get into what it is, because I promised him that I wouldn’t. Why I feel any loyalty to him anymore, I have no idea. He doesn’t feel that way towards me. He doesn’t actually respect my feelings at all, even when it comes to our son. I mean, I admit, I felt a little bit sorry for him when I found out why he made his latest choice, but the more he talked about it, the more I realized he was just making another colossal mistake. But does he listen to me? No, he does– he does not. Mm. Here I am, not listening to you, or not letting you get a word in edgewise. I could tell something was up with you based on your text. Are you okay?

Chance: Yeah, yeah, I’m fine, I’m fine. I, uh, just really wanted to see you.

Summer: Let’s reset, okay? You have been listening to my problems plenty lately. What’s going on with you?

Chance: Well, I got some news that you are not going to believe.

Billy: There you are.

Lily: Are you following me?

Billy: Yes. I mean, you basically sprinted out of the building after the meeting.

Lily: Well, I, um, I had to get out of there.

Billy: Without me? We’re supposed to be together, celebrating.

Lily: Well, I guess congratulations are in order.

Billy: You guess? Really? Do I have to remind you what happened back there? Because just in case you missed it, we won.

Jack: Okay, I’ll ask again. What are you up to with Victor Newman?

Kyle: Who says I’m up to anything?

Jack: I don’t know. Somehow, he seems to know that you’ve already left Jabot.

Kyle: Huh. He told you that?

Diane: No, he told me.

Jack: How would he know that unless you told him?

Kyle: Well, Who knows how Victor gets his information.

Jack: After your mother fired you, you said you had a job lined up, something in the works.

Kyle: Exactly what are you accusing me of now?

Diane: We are simply trying to put the pieces together. Has Victor offered you a job at Newman?

Kyle: Hm. Me? Working for Newman Enterprises? That’s an interesting idea.

Jack: Well, look at you, the cat that swallowed the canary. Believe me, getting tangled up with Victor again is nothing to smile about.

Kyle: Oh, I don’t know about that. Might actually be a good fit.

Diane: Please tell me you don’t really believe that.

Kyle: I’ve worked there before. Victor understands what a capable businessman I am. He probably appreciates my skill and knowledge, more so than most people.

Jack: Then you are considering an offer from Victor?

Kyle: Oh, I’m considering several potential offers. It’s amazing how many jobs are out there for someone with my expertise.

Diane: You still haven’t answered the question.

Kyle: That’s because I’m not going to. What I do from here on out is none of your business.

Jack: What you do is always of concern to us.

Diane: We’re still your parents, even though we’re not your employers anymore.

Jack: We care about your well-being, we care about your future.

Diane: And we love you very much.

Kyle: Hm. I must have missed that in my termination letters. I guess it was in the fine print.

Jack: Okay, I can see you’re still upset.

Kyle: How astute of you. How do you expect me to feel after I find out my mother wants me gone and my father was right there with her? Neither one of you gave a damn about yanking away my birthright to the Abbott family legacy. But yeah, sure, you still concerned about my well-being.

Diane: We are, and we always will be, whether you choose to believe that right now or not. >>

Kyle: No, no, I choose to let your actions speak for themselves. Proclamations of love mean nothing after what you did to me, and future discussions about my business plans, you’re no longer entitled to.

Jack: Uh, listen to me. I know getting pulled back into Victor’s web is a mistake. Nothing good will come of it, Kyle. You know that better than anyone.

Kyle: I don’t need or want your advice.

Jack: Whatever he is offering you, it’s not worth it. It does not end well. It ends with him on top and you vulnerable.

Kyle: No, no, this is just condescending and insulting. You really don’t think I can handle myself in the business world?

Nate: Well, sounds like, uh, congratulations are in order.

Audra: Yes, they are. But maybe you should hold off until the official press release hits.

Nate: So, big news drops tomorrow?

Audra: First thing in the morning, and I called my favorite business reporter to offer her, you know, the official inside scoop.

Nate: Look at you, feeling yourself.

Audra: Mm. On top of the world. You finally have got what you’ve always wanted. I’m happy for you. And– and for Glissade. You’re both better off without Tucker.

Audra: Yeah, good riddance. You know, my whole world was tied to him one way or another for way too long.

Nate: And he took full advantage of that.

Audra: He’s definitely a– a master at manipulation. I see now that was his way of motivating and inspiring people to do whatever he wanted. And I got caught up in it.

Nate: Many have. He knows how to lure folks in.

Audra: And when you pry yourself away, you– you end up feeling like a crash victim. Just wondering what the hell just happened.

Nate: You’re tough, Audra. But also a decent person. Which makes it hard to believe there are actual people out there in this world who can behave like Tucker.

Audra: Yeah. That’s– that’s nice of you to say.

[ Audra sighing ] But you know, if I’m being honest with myself, um, I was aware of his ruthless ambition. I admired it. And part of the relationship was pure ego on my part. It was so intoxicating that the great Tucker McCall saw something special in me.

Nate: All part of a manipulator’s con.

Audra: Mm. Well, I will file that under learning experience.

Nate: Yes, and deep six that file.

[ Audra sighing ]

Audra: Okay. Now that I have broken that connection, I feel like everything’s changed for me. I now have this burst of energy and drive that’s opened up a whole new future for me.

Nate: I can see that.

Audra: Mm. My aura.

Nate: And feel it.

Audra: My magnetism.

Nate: Both. Like never before.

Summer: Okay, so what’s this unbelievable news?

Chance: Well, this isn’t public knowledge yet, so you gotta promise not to say anything.

Summer: I promise, I promise.

Chance: Billy managed to get the Chancellor-Winters board to separate the companies.

Summer: It was such a big deal when they merged.

Chance: Mm-hmm. Joining the two entities was a massive undertaking.

Summer: They made such a splash with all the publicity that they got.

Chance: All the rebranding, all the restructuring to combine the two. And now, they’re just gonna rip it apart.

Summer: Undoing it’s gonna get just as much press.

Chance: If not more.

Summer: So, what’s the upside of this? I know both parties must think that it’s to their advantage, but how?

Chance: Well, it’s what the powers that be want. You know, that’s the upside, but they’re already moving forward with the severing.

Summer: How is that gonna work?

Chance: Well, Devon’s gonna take back all the original Winters divisions, including gaming and a couple more elements, and Billy and Lily are gonna run Chancellor. But Billy wants to rename it Abbott-Chancellor.

Summer: Wow.

Chance: Yeah.

Summer: That is big.

Chance: And there’s more. Guess who Billy wants to be his new COO?

Summer: Wait. Is it my favorite Chancellor?

Jack: I’m not criticizing, Kyle. I know you can handle yourself. You’ve proven that time again. We are talking about Victor Newman and his insatiable appetite for revenge and manipulation.

Kyle: So what are you saying? I’m no match for Victor?

Jack: This has nothing to do with your business savvy or your maturity. Kyle, I know this man. I have watched him operate for decades. He takes advantage of anyone and everyone he meets.

Diane: Kyle, your father’s right. We have been dealing with Victor since before you were born. Everything, and I mean everything he does, has a hidden agenda.

Jack: If he wants to hire you, there is some self-serving nefarious reason behind it.

Kyle: Wow, the insults just keep coming, don’t they? Why don’t you just admit it? You don’t believe that I can land a job based on my own merits. There has to be some mysterious plot behind someone wanting to hire me.

Diane: Stop twisting our words to sound like we don’t believe in you.

Jack: That is not what we are saying at all. You have every right to choose whatever career path you want. And there will be plenty of great jobs out there for you, and they will be lucky to hire someone of your skill.

Diane: I completely agree with your father. What happened between us was about business. It had nothing to do with your abilities. I’ve always thought you were a brilliant businessman. You’ve– you’ve learned from the best.

Kyle: But still, somehow, I wasn’t worth keeping in my family’s company.

Diane: Kyle, you were let go because of your insubordination. And that came out of a personal conflict between the two of us. It had nothing to do with your expertise.

Kyle: Hm. Can you quote that to HR? It might give me a bigger severance package.

Jack: The issue we’re discussing right now is Victor Newman.

Kyle: Dad, what makes you so certain that Victor is a part of my plans just because he mentioned to you that he suddenly knows I’m out of a job?

Jack: Things don’t just happen with Victor.

Kyle: Now, is it impossible that I just ran into Victor and told him that I had lost my job, and he offered his sympathy and acknowledged what a mistake the two of you have made?

Diane: What? And then he made you an offer you couldn’t refuse? Kyle, I spoke with Victor. He had that annoying, smug tone about him. I’m telling you, it’s a red flag.

Jack: Son, we are just trying to look out for you.

Kyle: No, what is it you’re not getting? I don’t want or need you looking out for me! I’m not a teenager who needs to run things by you. And you voluntarily left all those years, when I needed your caring and guidance. You don’t get to reclaim them now.

[ Diane exhaling ]

Summer: Chance, that’s– that’s amazing. That’s a huge promotion. I mean, you’ve got to be thrilled, right?

Chance: Honestly, I’ve got mixed feelings about the whole thing.

Summer: Why?

Chance: Sure, it’s a– it’s a great opportunity, right? And I’m very honored that Billy has that kind of faith in me.

Summer: Well, I think it’s pretty damn good, especially considering how new you are to the job.

Chance: Yeah, I hear you, but I spoke with Jill, and I found out that she’s disappointed in the breakup. Billy didn’t tell me this, so how am I supposed to get behind it if Jill’s not?

Summer: So, the company’s splitting up and Jill’s against it. How is that even possible? Couldn’t she have stopped it if she wanted to?

Chance: Not if she was outvoted.

Summer: So, Billy voted against his own mom’s wishes.

Chance: Yeah. There’s more to the story, too, if you can believe it.

Summer: Oh, like what?

Chance: It’s something I can’t really share with you right now. I’m sorry.

Summer: Okay.

Chance: Yeah, there’s just something about this demerger that doesn’t feel right. And I don’t think I can completely trust why Billy made me this offer.

Lily: I don’t know, it just doesn’t feel like a victory to me, you know? I really thought this was going to be a unanimous vote.

Billy: Look, I know you think you let my mom down, but trust me, you didn’t.

Lily: I don’t know, I just can’t stop thinking about her reasons for opposing the split. She made some good points, you know? Like, both companies were doing really well under the merger, so it’s like, why are we going to tear that apart?

Billy: We’re building a new one.

Lily: Yeah, but how long is that going to take? And I mean, aren’t both companies prospering? A good argument for keeping them together?

Billy: Well, Chancellor was strong and profitable before the merger and it will be again. And to be honest, I think my mother’s reservations says more about where she’s at in her life right now, and everything she’s going through. She’s… very risk adverse. But I’m looking at the big picture here now, okay? And when she sees that Abbott-Chancellor logo emblazoned on the side of the building, trust me, those reservations are going to evaporate.

Lily: I mean, I don’t– I don’t think it’s going to be that easy.

Billy: I think she’s going to come around. And at the end of the day, the vote is done. That part has been decided. We’re moving forward. Unless my mother’s position has somehow changed your feelings about all of that. Have you changed your mind about what we’re talking about here?

Lily: I mean, it’s changed a lot. Like maybe everything.

Summer: Okay, so exactly what do you think Billy’s motives are?

Chance: I have no idea. Self-advancement, maybe? I just, I get a feeling that he’s taking an unfortunate situation and using it for his own benefit.

Summer: Yeah, could you at least tell me what kind of unfortunate situation we’re talking about here?

Chance: Look, I’m sorry. I really wish that I could, but I can’t.

Summer: Look, I promised you that I wouldn’t say anything about the company’s secrets. I would not say anything about this either.

Chance: Oh, it’s not that. I know you wouldn’t, but I gave my word.

Summer: Okay. I’m not going to push. I know that you must have your reasons. Okay, so, so Billy. You don’t trust his motives. You also don’t really know what they are. Are you worried that his ambition might negatively impact you?

Chance: It’s possible, yeah.

Summer: What would Billy’s endgame be?

Chance: I mean, I can only assume he wants to be king of the hill, right?

Summer: Isn’t he kind of already that, by Jill appointing him her proxy?

Chance: Yep, but that is the thing about ambition. You get a little taste of it, and you crave more. Don’t even realize it. The next thing you know, it’s overtaken you. You’re blinded to reality and your own actions.

Summer: So, you think Billy’s being driven by blind ambition?

Chance: I do. And he’s not even aware of it. Happens to the best of ’em.

Audra: So, tell me, Mr. Hastings. Exactly what is it you see now that you never saw before?

Nate: Are you sure you’re ready to hear the answer to that?

Audra: I am.

Nate: From the moment I met you, I knew you were capable and destined for great things.

Audra: Just like that?

Nate: I like to think I have a flair for reading people.

Audra: Well, I like what you read. Tell me more.

Nate: Seeing you the way I did, I– I never understood why you thought you had to team up with Tucker, for anything. I mean, you’re brilliant, insightful, intuitive and driven. All of my favorite things.

Audra: Mine too.

Nate: And Tucker is the little man hiding behind a curtain. A con man who uses smoke and mirrors to advance his convoluted agendas. Meanwhile, the world has moved on from his successes of the past. But, sadly, he couldn’t see it over his big, fat ego.

Audra: Yeah, you saw it and you tried to tell me.

Nate: Yes, and you finally embraced the truth. That you can and will accomplish anything you want to. All on your own. So, what do you think?

Audra: I– I suppose I could have done without the part, uh, where I wasted so many years with Tucker. Especially now that I see there was this insightful man right in front of me. Ready to tell me he understands my true nature. And how wonderful I am.

[ both chuckling ]

Nate: Oh, uh, there’s something else I understand.

Audra: Oh, what is it?

Nate: That you deserve a celebration for your triumph. How about it?

[ Audra chuckling ]

Diane: Kyle, I– I thought we’d come to terms with the past. You know how much I regret leaving you for so long and– and missing out on all those important years.

Kyle: I thought so too. Until I realized you’re still the same cold-hearted woman who cuts me out of her life when it’s in her own self-interest.

Jack: Kyle, that’s a low blow. Your mother has worked very hard to make up for that time.

Kyle: Hm. What about all the nights she missed tucking me in? Or my plays or graduations. Or maybe when I just needed a mother’s love. I’m sorry, but that’s how I feel. And you. You say my actions got me fired. Your actions have gotten me to see how selfish you are.

Jack: Enough! You’re saying things you’re going to regret.

Kyle: No, no, no. You don’t get to have it both ways. You don’t want to be my boss, but you still want to boss me around. That’s not how this works.

Diane: All right, Kyle. I– I know you’re upset with me, but please just try to listen to me.

Kyle: No, Mom, I don’t want to listen to this! I have had it. From now on, my career, my future, my decisions, are no longer your concern. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to check on Harrison.

Diane: Ow.

Jack: Hey, you okay?

[ Diane grunting ]

Diane: That was ugly.

Jack: Hey, he’s– he’s emotional. The wound is still so raw. He’s not seeing reason.

Diane: No, he obviously just resents me to the core, and my firing him has just brought it all back up again.

Jack: Sweetheart, don’t take what he says too hard.

Diane: Well, it’s– it’s really hard not to. But you know what, Jack? I maintain that something had to be done about his behavior, and I would do it again.

Jack: The way he just behaved, we couldn’t walk things back with him if we wanted to.

Diane: God, he was– he was actually gloating.

Jack: I know.

Diane: I mean, he was– he was enjoying keeping us in the dark about whatever he’s up to, and I am convinced more than ever that it has to do with Victor.

Jack: You said earlier, you had an interesting conversation with Michael. What exactly did he say that tipped you off to all of this? : Michael confided in me that Victor asked him to rekindle our friendship.

Jack: Wait, why would he do that?

Diane: Hang on, there’s more. He also asked Cole Howard to keep an eye on Kyle, all in the same breath.

Jack: To spy on him?

Diane: Well, more like befriend Kyle. Make a point of getting to know him better.

Jack: Why would he do that? What’s he up to?

Diane: Well, unfortunately, Michael and I think this is all about you. He knows that Kyle and I are your closest connections, and we suspect that Victor’s plotting some sort of retaliation for what happened with Nikki.

Jack: Well, Victor made it very clear how he felt about that night. He was furious with me. And we both know he is capable of holding a grudge, but… do you think he is taking steps to reignite our feud?

Diane: I do, and I think I’m one of those steps. When Victor ran into me, I could tell that he was pushing my buttons for some reason.

Jack: What do you mean? In what way?

Diane: Oh, he couldn’t wait to rehash that whole night. You know, he wanted to see how jealous and angry I could get about, well, the fact that you spent an entire night in a hotel with Nikki. But it was like he was trying to drive a wedge between the two of us.

Jack: And you think Kyle is also part of this plan?

Diane: Well, why else have Cole befriend him?

Jack: So he’s recruiting spies to keep tabs on my family?

Diane: Yes, and there’s no peaceful explanation about that. And when I told Michael that you and I suspected Kyle had a new job, he put the pieces together with the timing and tied it all back to Victor.

Jack: I know Kyle is furious at both of us. You honestly think he’s mad enough to team up with Victor?

Summer: So, the corporate world’s a little more complicated than you thought.

Chance: I expected a certain amount of intrigue, but this is next level.

Summer: You’re not fed up with it, are you?

Chance: No, no, no. There’s still a lot that I like about it. You know, at the very least, my mother didn’t have to worry about me. Not out there dodging bullets every day.

Summer: I am with Nina on that one, but you definitely don’t seem sold on this new opportunity.

Chance: Part of me’s hopeful. You know, maybe splitting up the companies will end all this infighting that’s been driving me nuts.

Summer: Yeah? What about the other part?

Chance: Well, I just wonder if I came out on the right side of this thing. You know, when I first started, it felt like Nate and I were the lone voices of reason around that place. I could confide in him.

Summer: That’s changed.

Chance: I don’t know. I have no idea. I know I’d feel a lot better about this if Jill was on board. Just feels… messy.

Summer: But look, there’s nothing wrong with taking the win.

Chance: COO, huh?

Summer: That’s a huge promotion.

Chance: Yeah, but how much of it is based on the job that I’m doing? And how much of it is based on purely convenience for Billy?

Summer: What’s in it for him?

Chance: Well, I don’t know. Maybe he’s trying to buy my loyalty.

Summer: Look, I know that you’re wary of Billy right now, but he already has a pretty strong ally in Lily. I mean, she’s leaving her own brother’s company to stay at Chancellor with Billy.

Chance: True.

Summer: I think that that says a lot. You know, I’m actually kind of shocked that she made that choice.

Billy: Don’t tell me you’re having second thoughts. But if you are, talk to me. What’s changed?

Lily: There’s just a lot to think about.

Billy: ‘Kay, but you were very excited about the potential of what we’re going to do in the future, right? So– so don’t let my mother’s little speech dampen that energy.

Lily: Well, I mean, maybe you can ignore her feelings, but I can’t.

Billy: I’m not ignoring her feelings. I’m just thinking about all the stuff that we’ve talked about. All these divisions that we’re going to create. The expansion of the research and development. We can do amazing things and we don’t need the Winters side to do that. We can exceed my mother’s expectations as partners–

Lily: Okay. Okay, Billy, I– I don’t– I don’t need a sales pitch right now, okay? I just need some time to think, to process everything that’s happened without you pressuring me.

Billy: I’m not trying to strong-arm you. Lily, I’m really not. I just– I want to know where we stand.

Lily: Yeah, I know. So do I. Which is why I just need some time to think.

Billy: About what, exactly? Okay, you’re scaring me a little bit here because whatever this is, whatever you’re feeling, it– it– Sounds like it’s going to affect me, too.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, if I leave the company? Yes, it will. surprised that Lily wanted to stay at Chancellor, too. I think everybody was.

Summer: Why do you think she did it?

Chance: Well, my grandmother did bring her in and entrusted her to run the whole company.

Summer: So, she feels some loyalty to Chancellor.

Chance: Yeah, Jill invested in her, you know. Gave her a career.

Summer: Kind of like what Billy’s doing for you?

Chance: Is it the same?

Summer: Look, I know that Billy is not the most reliable person in the world, but I think he actually respects you. And– and I don’t think that he would offer you such an important position as COO if he didn’t really believe in you.

Chance: I hope you’re right.

Summer: Look, I know that I am right, so you can just cross that concern off of your list. My suggestion is that we actually just celebrate this news.

Chance: Oh, uh, I wish I could.

Summer: What?

Chance: I– I just don’t see our boardroom turning friendly overnight. The tension’s so thick, I don’t think it’s ever going to end.

Billy: Hey, don’t do that. We haven’t even got started yet, okay? Don’t blow apart this deal because my mother is having the jitters.

Lily: Come on, Billy, please. It’s more than that.

Billy: It is. My mother is not in the right place right now. Everything she’s going through, it’s coloring her judgment, which is why I am more determined than ever to protect her interests.

Lily: I know. And I– I– I know you’re going to protect her interests. You’re going to be fine, okay? I– I– Maybe Devon’s right. You don’t need me. You can run Abbott-Chancellor all by yourself.

Billy: I don’t want to do that. I want to do it with you because I know how capable you are. I want to do it how we talked about it, okay?

Lily: Okay, are you sure that’s what it is? Or is it just that you need me to get everyone to agree to your takeover?

Billy: Lily, you wanted this. You knew she had the potential to vote this way. You were prepared for this and now, all of a sudden, you’re talking about walking away.

[ Lily sighing ] Lily… have you been playing me this entire time?

Nate: To you, awesome lady.

Audra: To success. Mm. So, tell me, how are things at Chancellor-Winters? I imagine it must be terribly boring there without me on the team.

Nate: Oddly enough, we’ve managed to keep plenty of drama going without your help.

Audra: Oh, fill me in. I’m dying to hear.

Nate: I’m sorry, but I’m not at liberty to discuss it yet.

Audra: Oh.

Nate: All I can say is there will be some seismic shifts happening very soon. And I’m sure you will hear all about it.

Audra: Mm, I can hardly wait.

Nate: Well, stand by. There will be a press release very soon.

Audra: This does sound good. I mean, can’t you give me a little hint? I promise I won’t tell a soul.

Nate: You know what? You’re right. Why should I keep secrets from you?

Audra: You can trust me.

Nate: Oh, I do. I just, um– I want to make sure you can trust me, too. Tell me who this mystery investor in Glissade is.

Audra: Okay, fine. You got me.

Nate: What? No deal?

Audra: You know, I just hope that whatever this big news is means good things for you.

Nate: Oh, there will be plenty of opportunities opening up for me. And this time, I will handle it right and I will not blow it.

Audra: Here’s to the sky really being the limit for both of us.

Jack: I want to think Kyle is much too smart for that vulture’s manipulations.

Diane: Hm. What if he’s not being manipulated?

Jack: Wow. Yeah, I guess we have to consider the possibility he’s doing this willingly.

Diane: I hate suggesting it or even thinking about it.

Jack: No, you’re right. This wouldn’t be the first time he has been lured into betraying us before.

Diane: Yeah, but I’m the one he’s angry at. I’m the one who fired him.

Jack: I’m the one who backed you up.

Diane: True, and you did give me the job over him.

Jack: God, I thought he was over this. Clearly, I was wrong.

Diane: Still, choosing Victor over you? Actively seeking to hurt you?

Jack: No, no, no. I’m not saying it’s true. I’m saying we have to consider the possibility. He has been lured to the dark side before.

Diane: Uh, so, um, according to the projections, the fragrance line is really in demand.

Jack: Yeah, we’ll have to beef up production for the holidays.

Kyle: Yeah, I know you guys are talking about me, but you don’t have to cover for my sake anymore.

Diane: Um, we weren’t covering.

Kyle: Look, I don’t want things to get any more strained than they already are, so I’ve made a decision. I think it’s best for all of us if I find my own place for Harrison and me. Someplace where he won’t be subjected to all this tension. u for a lovely celebration. Between Paris and tonight, I really do feel like I’m on top of the world.

Nate: Hope you don’t have a fear of heights.

Audra: Nope. I’m very comfortable up here. Think I’ll stay a while. Free of the past and firmly focused on the next big thing.

Nate: With any luck, I’ll be joining you up there. The future certainly has endless possibilities.

Audra: Tempting as it is, I’m not going to invite you to my room for a nightcap.

Nate: Hm. Oh. Well, tempting as it is, I will respect your wishes.

Lily: I’m playing you? Like, what does that even mean?

Billy: I mean, it’s all making sense now, to be honest. You and Devon want me out, so we divide the companies. I walk with Chancellor. Does that sound familiar? Is that the game plan here?

Lily: Okay, I– I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Billy: Okay, you fall in love with my plan in order to divide the companies, then once that happens and that’s finalized, then you kick me to the curb.

Lily: Oh, my God.

Billy: I mean, Lily, I was wondering how you came around so easily.

Lily: Okay, you sound delusional right now.

Billy: In fact, there was a moment… there was a moment at the board meeting today between you and Devon, and it seemed very odd when it happened.

Lily: Sorry, what moment?

Billy: He looked you dead in the eye and he very pointedly asked you, “Is this really what you want to do?” As if he was making sure that you could be trusted. Do you remember that?

Lily: Okay. Now you’re asking why I looked at my brother? Do you realize how crazy you sound right now?

Billy: He wanted final confirmation that you were going to go through with this before he voted.

Lily: Okay, Billy, enough. I am not going down this road with you.

Billy: It’s really amazing, actually. I mean, why else would you walk away, right?

Lily: Oh, my God. I didn’t say I’m walking away. I just need some time to think. Is that too much to ask?

[ Lily sighing ] Hey.

Chance: Hey. What happened there? She looked kind of mad.

Billy: Lily’s fine. Everything’s fine.

Chance: Okay, uh, we’re going to grab a table.

Billy: Okay.

Chance: Anyways, uh, back to you. Said you were pretty hopped up about Kyle.

Summer: Yeah, I was. I mean, I– I am.

Chance: Have– have you given any more thought to the whole custody thing?

Summer: I— I know you suggested that I not escalate things or get lawyers involved. He just– he made me so mad earlier.

Chance: No, you didn’t.

Summer: I did. Oof. But you’re right, you’re right. I want to keep things civil. I do. And everything has just now settled down for Harrison. I mean, I don’t want to cause any more turmoil.

Jack: Wait, you and Harrison can’t move out.

Kyle: I don’t have a choice.

Diane: Kyle, you’re taking it too far. Please, don’t take Harrison and leave your family home. Our problem is a– is a business issue. Don’t let it affect your personal life this way.

Kyle: And whose fault is that? I mean, really, Mom. What did you expect was going to happen?

Jack: Listen to me. Neither of us wants you to move out of this house.

Kyle: What about what I want? Oh, oh, yes, that’s right. My wants don’t matter with you two.

Jack: Kyle, Kyle, just don’t rush this. Let’s let the dust settle.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Look, all of our emotions are high right now. Give it time. Think it through. And remember how much we all love each other.

Diane: Please don’t do this. Come on. We have always been able to settle our differences in the past. And– and we can come back together again.

Kyle: I’m afraid it won’t be that easy this time.

Jack: It wasn’t easy last time. It never is, but we can do this. We can get through this.

Kyle: Dad, it’s different this time. You think things are tense now? It’s only the beginning. Things are about to get way worse.

Jack: Wait, what does that mean?

Diane: What’s about to get worse?

Kyle: You’ll find out soon enough.

Jack: Okay, that’s enough. I’ve had it with the secrets and innuendos.

Diane: What are you doing?

Jack: This has got to stop.

Diane: Well, what are you doing?

Jack: If we can’t get the answers from Kyle, I’m going to get ’em from the mustache myself.

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I know, Diane. I just really need to know if there’s any news. Am I worried? Ha. A little worried, but I do know if there’s anyone who can keep me from going to prison, I know that that’s you and… Um, I have to go. [ Sighs ] Thanks for the update. Okay. Don’t make me ask. Okay. I really wanted to protect you from this. I know I don’t have to, alright? But this is one I really wish you were still little. Well, I’m not. So what is going on? Okay. Here’s the deal. The only way to get Jason out from under the FBI is if I risk going to prison.

Well, this is gonna surprise both of you, but I actually agree with Lucy. Well, thank you. See? Sometimes I am right. I’m not finished. I agree that Deception needs to make it clear we do not stand with Natalia and her views. But we’re not gonna fire Blaze. Ohh! Okay. But what does that say about our company if we keep Blaze as Face — Face — of Deception? By keeping Blaze on, keeping her as the face of our product, that will show the world that we stand by her right to define herself. Which means coming out on her own terms, in her own time. Absolutely, Maxie. I agree with you 100%. Thanks, Lois. T-That’s swell. But you know what? You are a spokesperson, not a partner. You don’t really get a say in this. Then make it 200%. I mean, come on! As for keeping Blaze on… [ Sighs ] …you’re right, okay? I’ve been sitting here thinking like a total corporation and not a person. Okay. Uh, now that we’re all on the same page, should we talk about damage control? Hey. I heard the recording. Oh. Well, your ears must have been burning. It’s a disaster, especially for Blaze and Kristina. And what does The Invader have to say for itself? I will get to that in a moment. Right now I’m here regarding your company. Another hit to Deception is the last thing that you need. We were just about to discuss damage control. Good. Then I showed up just in time.

Stop torturing yourself. I’m only getting what I deserve. What do you deserve? Oh, my God. Okay. Uh, so, people are garbage. And I’m a coward. I wanted to come out. I wanted to tell the world about us, about me, but, no. I’m a grown woman, a bad-ass rock star, but I let my mother pressure me into staying in the closet, and now my weakness ended up hurting you. You done? Kristina, I — No. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean for that to be a question, actually. Uh, let me try this again. You’re done. You’re gonna stop apologizing, and you’re gonna listen to me right now.

We need to have a conversation, one that won’t be recorded. Alexis, you’ve already scolded me for telling the truth about your perjury incident. You can’t possibly have anything more to say. Stop it, Ava. DeWitt already gave you up. And all I had to do was threaten a lawsuit that would leave him destitute. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I know that you turned over that recording of Natalia to The Invader. Hurting me is one thing. Hurting my daughter is another. That was a big mistake.

You’re saying it was Ava? I had what I thought was a private conversation with her, but she evidently took great pains to edit out her part of the conversation, and then she used my words to ruin my daughter’s career. And Kristina. W-Why? What happened? You know how hard it was for Kristina to — to create this foundation for the kids? Did something happen to the center? Let me tell you something. Because of what you said, the activists, they don’t want her anywhere near what she created because they think that she’s, you know, ashamed of being gay. Oh, my God. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize. I’m sorry. No, no. You may have said the words… but it was Ava who delivered that recording. And now she’s gonna pay for it.

Your life is your own, and you are not obligated to share your personal business with anybody, no matter how many songs you sell. That’s easy to say, but — Allie. You owe them great songs. You owe them a great show. But you do not owe anybody anything else beyond that. Hell, neither do I. People don’t have a right to know who we’re dating or even if we are dating. So to the people who think that they have a right to say I am unworthy to run my center that I built from the ground up or the people calling you a “hypocrite,” they don’t know why we made the decisions we made, and they’re not entitled to know that. They are the ones who are in the wrong. I know you’re right. I do. But it’s just — But nothing. But nothing, Allie. You have nothing to be ashamed of, and neither do I. If anything, the person who should be ashamed is the one who violated your privacy and mine a-and leaked that recording of your mother to The Invader. That’s who should be ashamed. Tell me you know that. Out loud. Please tell me you know that. I know that. Okay. Okay. I still wish I came out the minute I knew that it was real between us. Well, you didn’t. You didn’t. But now we only move forward. Okay? Okay. [ Knock on door ] You don’t think the reporters got past the doorman, do you?

This issue of Crimson has a two-page Deception spread, as you know, and it features Blaze. Well, I was able to hold the print run as a favor to you, because I can’t imagine that you’d want Blaze for Deception on the newsstands this week. First of all, Deception 100% supports Blaze. But you’re right — it would be a disaster and probably just draw more outrage. Right. Lucy? Thank you. I get a say? Of course you do! You’re a partner. Look, you know that I support Blaze. I do. It’s just that — [ Chuckles ] You know, really, this is gonna take away from the product, which is what the spread was all about. Alright. You’ve already bought the space. What do you want me to run instead? Okay. What about this? We, um… We do a brief history of Deception. A-And, of course, I-I would be more than willing to give an interview. Oh. Would you? Or we could print a two-page transcript of your viral “Home & Heart” appearance where you talk about you, you, you, and you. Okay. Okay. You know what? I happened to be magnificent that day. I was articulate and concise and informative, charming — You were a talking test pattern. Lucy, the last thing we need is to not sell product in two mediums. You know what? I-I may be a lowly employee, but I do have a suggestion.

Oh, yes! I heard that recording. The Internet was all abuzz about it. I had nothing to do with it. Why would DeWitt lie? Who’s DeWitt? You know who DeWitt is. You know he’s the gossip columnist at The Invader, Ava. The Invader? Come on, Alexis. Connect the dots. Nina, the publisher, decided out of the blue that she hates me, and now she’s conspiring with this DeWitt person to frame me. Okay. Why don’t we prove it? Why don’t I subpoena your phone service provider? They keep all that data transfer. I mean, I’m sure that file you recorded on Natalia is pretty hefty. My lord, Alexis. A subpoena. Based on what? Has it really been so long since your dishonorable discharge from the law that you have forgotten how things work? Well, good. Good thing I’m taking all these refresher classes to catch up. Why? You didn’t know? Nobody told you? Oh, I got my law license back. Well, how long until you’re done with your remedial law school and you can hang your shingle? Well, I’ll be working at Diane Miller’s firm, but I won’t be taking on any clients yet. That’s alright. Baby steps. Yeah, because I’m gonna be so busy on this big case. It’s really — It’s big. It’s huge. It’s brutal. It’s bloodbath. Care to guess what it is?

iend, Special Agent John Cates, and his superiors have been pulling Jason’s strings for the past two and a half years by threatening me. With what? Is this about the insider-trading thing? [ Chuckles ] They have a recording of me. When Sonny was in Nixon Falls and we all thought he was dead, I went to a meeting and I announced that I was running the Corinthos organization. Oh, my God. Tell me you didn’t.

Sasha. Hi. Hi. I would ask if this was a bad time, but that’s… kind of why I’m here. Come in. Come in. Sorry. The reporters and paparazzi are outside. One of them recognized me. But not before your doorman did. He’s — He’s doing an amazing job. [ Sighs ] How are you doing? Better now, but still not great. Not that we don’t always love to see you, but — No. I get it. I get it. You’re not in the mood for company. This is just a drive-by. I, um, I was out shopping for the Quartermaines when the story hit, and… Well, as someone whose life has been blown up in the press more than once, I, um — I wanted to give you the benefit of my, uh, hard-won experience. Maybe instead of running the spread featuring Blaze, we give Blaze those two pages to make a statement, get her truth out on the record. I like the spirit of the idea, but — But the timing isn’t ideal. Lucy: No, it’s really not. And we’re also supposed to be spending, you know, our money on selling our products, those advertising dollars, not wading into some scandal that I know is gonna divide our customer base. Okay, whatever you decide to do, we have no time for anything as elaborate as a photo shoot. Okay? This issue needs to go to print now. I’m sure that you have old shots of Sasha that we could pull from your photo archives. No, no. Absolutely not. We do not want to make it look like Deception is dropping Blaze. No, we can’t, because the Internet would have an absolute field day. Okay. How about this? Across both pages, a simple message in bold type. “No one cancels love.” Underneath that, our company name, Deception. Black pages. White letters. That’s it. Nothing else. That’s perfect, Maxie. It is. It’s genius, if I do say so myself. Lois: I don’t like it. I love it! It takes the pressure off of Blaze, and we steer the conversation in the right direction! Uh — [ Clears throat ] Excuse me. What is this “we” again? The “we”? I mean, Maxie, you have thought of everything! Thank you, Lois. Okay, Nina. Let’s run with it. Yeah, I’m on it. Lois: Ooh! Wow. Okay. My work here is done. Okay. Wait. Again, what is your work here? I mean, why are you even here today at all? Oh, Lucy. Ohh! Ciao! Ciao. What’s next? Well, I can tell you who’s next. Adrian DeWitt. He’s gonna answer for what he’s done.

It was that day that I stopped by your apartment to bring you that single malt scotch as a thank-you gift. Yeah. I recall. Do you remember? And, um, you weren’t home, so Ava invited me in to wait, which — which should have been my first clue. And then she just started some small talk, and she wanted to talk about Brook Lynn’s wedding and the reception. And she — Then she started talking about Kristina. What about Kristina? Well, she was talking about how, you know, you’re very comfortable with Kristina’s sexuality. And so then I admitted to her that I’m struggling with Alison’s, um, which, I mean, obviously, you and I have talked about many times. Yeah, I remember. And I — Yeah. I should have known better than to… talk about my daughter’s personal life with a relative stranger, but how was I gonna know that she was recording the conversation? Who does that? There is no limit to how far Ava will go. I should have told you earlier. Yeah, well, I should have also trusted my gut instinct with her. But to be honest, I… [ Scoffs ] I just — I think I was too arrogant. I was too sure that I could handle anything that anyone threw at me. Until this morning. And I just… I don’t know why someone would do something like that. Why would she do it? I never thought that she’d… come after my daughter like this. lindsided when Maxie played that recording. I-I didn’t even recognize my own voice at first, and then I — I realized, “Oh, that’s me,” that my private thoughts were out there. And then… to see, like, the pain and the… shock and the betrayal on my daughter’s face a-and the realization of what I’d done and the — how that recording was gonna completely ruin her career and all of that hard work and all of that — the negotiating and the — and the networking and — let all of it just up in flames. Did you really think about what she felt about that recording? Yeah. Of course, I did. Because I never wanted my discomfort over my daughter’s personal choices ever to distract her or to hurt her. So I always kept those things to myself, you know? And she was never supposed to hear… What you’re like? I just went through something with my daughter Kristina. Um, she saw something she wasn’t supposed to see. She saw a side of me… I never wanted her to see. And I was terrified that I was never gonna see her again. Exactly.

Ms. Reeves. Ladies of Deception. Sir. I must tell you how gratifying it was to see The Invader’s jump in Web traffic today. Can I assume that that is what this little tête-à-tête with our favorite advertiser is all about?


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