Young & The Restless Transcript
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Adam: Oh, hello, nate.
Adam: Hey, will you hang on a minute? Have you seen victoria or victor here?
Adam: Have you seen them anywhere? I mean, there’s nobody at the office.
Nate: I don’t know why you’d think I’d know anything about that.
Adam: Uh, it’s just a question.
Nate: If you recall, I no longer work at newman enterprises.
Adam: Right. And from that information, I should reasonably assume that you’re no longer involved with victoria, either?
Nate: Whether I am or I’m not, that’s none of your damn business. Although, I do find it interesting that neither victor or victoria chose to fill you in on their activities. So, I’ll reasonably assume that you haven’t risen that far up in the ranks from when you were my assistant. They’re still keeping you in the dark. Not exactly exactly a sign of confidence.
Adam: Mm. And a good evening to you, sir.
Sally: You just make friends everywhere you go, don’t you?
Adam: See, that’s the thing. Nate, uh, likes to make a show that he hates me, but way down, deep inside? He really, really hates me. Especially after losing his job.
Sally: What was that, that he said about your family still shutting you out? I thought you were getting past that.
Adam: No, forget about it. He doesn’t know anything. My relationship with my father has never been closer.
Nikki: Oh, god. I gotta get out of here. Okay. Okay. Oh, god.
[ Nikki sobbing ] What? Eve?
Cole: Victoria. It’s me, cole. Listen, I’m at the house that nikki told me to go to, but she’s not here and obviously, neither are you. I’m all by myself, I think. You know, it’s a little weird ’cause I’m in somebody’s house and I have no idea whose it is. Anyway, just give me a call as soon as you get this.
[ Jordan grunting ]
[ Jordan chuckling ]
Nikki: Claire? No. Who– who are you?
Jordan: You can call me jordan, for now.
Nikki: Oh. Oh. What do you want with me?
Jordan: Sh, sh, sh, sh. You need to relax. You need to stay calm. Don’t push yourself. You know, you really shouldn’t have pulled that iv out. You need it. It’s important. You need to stay hydrated. Your family should be arriving soon.
Nikki: My– my family?
Jordan: Yes. Isn’t that wonderful? And pretty soon, you’re going to be joining them. But in the meantime, you need to rest and relax. Stay calm. You’re not a well woman.
Nikki: Oh, my god. No. No.
Jordan: No, what, nikki?
Nikki: You did this to me.
Jordan: No, nikki newman. You did this to yourself. Your whole family did this to you.
Claire: Aunt jordan, we’re here.
Victoria: I thought you said she’d be home? That’s what she told me. Well then, where is she?
Claire: Hello? Uh, maybe she went back to the hospital.
Nick: What hospital?
Claire: I don’t know. I’m sorry. Can I get you all something? Some water, something warm?
Nick: Sure, water. It’s fine. Thank you.
Claire: Your mother will be fine. Please don’t worry.
Victoria: Why are you saying it like that?
Jordan: Visitors. Hello.
Claire: This is my aunt jordan.
Jordan: I’m sorry. I– I didn’t hear you come in.
Victor: Excuse me, we are looking for my wife.
Victor: Nikki newman.
Jordan: She’s still at the hospital.
Victoria: But uh, you said that…
Jordan: Oh, please rest assured, she’s going to be fine. The doctors are just going to keep her overnight.
Victor: Well, if you just give us the name of the hospital, we’ll find it.
Jordan: Well, I’m afraid that visiting hours are– are over. They won’t let you in.
Victor: Trust me, they’ll let me in.
Sally: So, I’m supposed to believe that everything is fine between you and victor? That you guys have mended all the fences and everything else that needs mending?
Adam: Well, not everything, but we’re working on it.
Sally: Good. I’m glad.
Adam: Yeah. There’s actually been, uh, quite a lot that has happened since the last time that I saw you, but, uh, you seem to be avoiding me ever since we were together that night.
Sally: I’m not avoiding you, adam. I just needed some time to process everything. That’s all.
Adam: I understand.
Sally: Yeah, I’m just still conflicted about everything.
Adam: No, I get that. I do.
Sally: Do you?
Adam: Look, neither one of us were expecting for that to happen, but it did. You know, I’m not gonna pretend like I’m not happy that it did. Because it proved to me that what we have is still there.
Sally: I just don’t want to go backwards, adam.
Adam: I’m not asking you to. All I’m asking is for you to look at me as I am now.
Sally: Yeah, but who you are now is still the man who admitted that he was willing to use his father’s illness to take him down.
Adam: But I didn’t go through with it.
Sally: You almost sound proud of that?
Adam: Yeah, I– I kind of am. You know, it showed some maturity, some restraint on my part.
Sally: And you know, you set the bar really low for yourself. It’s still a lie, adam. You still played everyone, including me. I really, really want to be able to trust you, but I–
Adam: I know. It was a precarious situation. But I finally did tell you the whole truth, okay? The old me– the old me would have buried that. But I didn’T.
Sally: You just keep lowering the bar. Eventually, it’s just gonna be on the floor, just a wrinkle in the rug. Like, “hey, everybody, at least I didn’t lie to everyone today, so give me some credit. It’s the new me.”
Adam: That’s correct. That’s totally accurate. But I am sincerely sorry that I could not let you in on what I was up to. Okay? We used to be a team. Is that why you’re upset?
Sally: No. I will tell you why I’m upset.
Adam: Okay. Okay, I get it. But look, I was a victim in this.
[ Adam sighing ]
Adam: Victor was the one who told the biggest lie of all. He made this entire thing up, trying to trap one of us into betraying him. And of course, everybody suspected that it would be me. But surprise. It actually turned out to be nate.
Audra: Uh, so tell me, what’s going on? What’s the story with you and the newmans?
Nate: The story is, I’m not a part of that family, so they don’t need me.
Audra: Come on, that’s it?
Nate: In the end, it was. Victor pretended he was slipping. Forgetting things, people’s names, what year it was. You know, classic symptoms of early-stage dementia. He was pretty convincing.
Audra: Why would he do that?
Nate: Well, he thought his children were so angry that he had taken the reins at newman again, that one of them would betray him. Use his condition to oust him.
Audra: That’s seriously messed up.
Nate: You’ll get no argument from me there.
Audra: Hm. So, how did victor faking senility come back to bite you?
Nate: Well, I was the one who made the suggestion that we get him some help. Keep it quiet. Send him to a private sanitarium where he could be taken care of without any media scrutiny.
Audra: Except victor wasn’t really losing it and he thought you were making a play to take over.
Nate: Victoria would have taken over, but yes, that’s basically it.
Audra: Mm. You kind of walked right into that one, didn’t you?
Nate: Look, I understand how victor saw it from his perspective. Like I was making a move on his position, but I am a doctor. I was genuinely concerned about the man’s well-being. What? You don’t believe me?
Audra: No. I believe, um, that’s the story you tell yourself and anyone who asks, but I know you too well, nate. This wasn’t just a mission of mercy. You were making a play and victor shot you down. Yeah, yeah, yeah
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Adam: He fooled us all.
Sally: And you’re okay with that?
Adam: With victor’s loyalty test? I mean, that’s what he does. I get it. He thought that his children had an agenda and I mean, he wasn’t wrong. Victoria wanted her old job back. Nick wanted to make sure that I wasn’t rewarded for anything. And you already know what my plan was.
Sally: That’s some family you got there.
Adam: Oh, yeah. We’re fun, aren’t we? And now after all this, he wants the three of us to come back together and work it out.
Sally: Mm. That’s clearly not possible.
Adam: No. Especially since nick and victoria go out of their way to avoid me. We can’t even be in the same room together. It’s kind of a theme for me lately. The people in my life, avoiding me.
Sally: I told you I needed some space.
Adam: I remember. But the truth is it was making me crazy. Not seeing you, talking to you. I would sit around and wonder where do we go from here? I mean, have you thought about that at all, sally? What happens now?
Victor: I would like to see my wife, nikki newman.
Jordan: Well, I can– I can order a car service for you. I would offer you my car, but I’ve been having some mechanical problems. A regulator, alternator, something like that.
Nick: A car service will be fine. Thank you.
Jordan: Oh, of course. Of course. Time is of the essence. Claire, would you mind?
Claire: Of course.
Victoria: You still haven’t told us what exactly happened to my mother?
Jordan: Oh, of course. Um, let me see what I can recall. Uh, we– we were having a lovely dinner and she was singing claire’s praises for everything that claire has done working with her and she was, uh, very effusive. Is that the right word? Um, and– and then at the end of the meal, uh, something changed and– and she just seemed off.
Victor: What do you mean by something seemed off?
Jordan: Well, she started rambling. And, um, just couldn’t seem to follow a conversation. Almost as if she’d been drinking.
Nick: My mother is a recovering alcoholic. She hasn’t had a drink in years.
Jordan: Oh, I see. I– I– I didn’t know that. That’s interesting.
Victoria: So, what happened? How did she end up in the hospital?
Jordan: Oh, well, um, after dinner, I suggested that she stay here. I didn’t think it was safe for her to be leaving to go to her sisters. I thought that if she spent the night, that maybe in the morning she’d feel better and could leave then. I mean, I know that I don’t like to travel when I’m not feeling well.
Victor: Now, tell me more about her seizure.
Jordan: Well, I’m getting to that.
Victor: No. I want to hear it now.
Jordan: Well, I offered to make up the guest room for her, but she was very insistent about leaving. And that’s when she started to have a seizure. She collapsed right there where you’re sitting, mr. Newman. So, I called 9-1-1. And thank god. They arrived within a few minutes.
Nick: Was she able to get treatment in time?
Jordan: Oh, yeah, she’s fine. They gave her a– a– an anti-seizure medication. Uh, uh, uh, phenytoin. And sure enough, she stabilized within 30 minutes.
Victor: I really appreciate you helping her.
Jordan: There’s no need for your appreciation, mr. Newman. I mean, you have a lovely wife. I felt like I knew her the minute I met her.
Claire: The car will be here in 15 minutes.
Jordan: Thank you, darling. So, can we fix you something to eat while you’re waiting?
Victor: No, thank you.
Nick: We’re fine. Thank you.
Victoria: No. None of us are hungry at all. We just– we want to see our mother.
Jordan: Well, I suggest that you have a seat and you all relax. A seat and you all relax. Because there isn’t going to be a car.
Victoria: Uh, claire just told us that there was a car.
Jordan: And there won’t be a hospital you’re going to either, I’m afraid.
Nick: What the hell is this? What are you talking about?
Jordan: What this is, young man, is that it’s time to start telling the truth. All of it.
Victor: What is this? Is this some kind of a sick story? Where’s my wife?
Jordan: All in due time.
Nick: I’m done waiting. Tell me where my mother is or I’m calling the police.
Jordan: Really? I wouldn’t do that if I were you.
Victoria: Are we supposed to be frightened of you or something?
Jordan: Well, that depends on what you’re frightened of. Now, if you want to see your mother again, you’ll shut up and listen to me.
Victoria: Ah, this is absurd.
Nick: Lady, I don’t know who you are or what you’re up to–
Victor: Sh, sh, sh, son, son. Let her speak. Go on.
Jordan: All right. But first, I have a question for you, mr. Newman. Do I look familiar to you? Maybe something in the eyes.
Victor: I’ve never seen you in my life.
Jordan: That is true. But you did know my sister, intimately. Eve howard.
Victor: Eve howard?
Jordan: Yeah. And she loved you and you betrayed her and you broke her heart. And you threw her out like she wasn’t even human. Because that’s who you are. That’s what you do, victor newman. And so I’m here because I’m waiting for all of you to make amends.
Audra: Do you wanna hear my theory?
Nate: Do I have a choice?
Audra: I imagine you thought the best way to protect victor was to clear a path so victoria and you could take over while he was in treatment.
Nate: Exactly. And it was a good plan. Victor needed help, or so we thought. Look, we had to keep it discreet so business partners wouldn’t get nervous. And somebody had to step in during all that to keep the company running. Now tell me, how was that betrayal?
Audra: It isn’t to me, okay? But victor saw your concern as a move against him and it’s his opinion that matters most.
Nate: I was just a scapegoat. If one of his kids had suggested what I did, he would have accepted it unconditionally. I was set up to fail right from the start.
Audra: And who was behind that?
Nate: Nikki, nick, adam. All of them.
Audra: You left someone out.
Nate: With victoria, it’s– it’s a little more complicated.
Audra: I’m sure.
Nate: And I do not want to talk about that.
Audra: Hm. You’re pretty angry, aren’t you?
Nate: Oh, I’m furious.
Audra: Furious enough to want to get back at them?
Sally: I have thought about that night.
Adam: Yeah. And have you come to any conclusions or are you still working it out?
Sally: I honestly don’t know how I feel about it.
Adam: Well, I guess as long as it’s not hatred or regret I can live with anything else.
Sally: There’s never been any hatred, adam. I’ve never stopped caring about you. Even in the moments when you were driving me crazy. And regret, that’s– that’s a different thing altogether.
Adam: Oh, I knew that was coming.
Sally: I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel something. But I don’t know, I also felt like I was betraying nick. Even though that doesn’t really make sense anymore. Or maybe I was just betraying myself for not having the strength to stop it.
Adam: Did you want to stop it?
Sally: No. And that’s what’s so confusing. Because I felt like I– I should have this massive regret. Like I was stepping back to a place where I just didn’t belong anymore.
Adam: With me.
Sally: Yeah. With you. But I didn’t feel that way at all. Look, I– I haven’t reached out to you because I knew that you’d be asking these questions. I– I wasn’t avoiding you. I just really don’t have the answers. You know, it’s– it’s it’s hard to explain. Obviously.
Adam: No, it is. But my feelings have been pretty clear. I can tell you exactly what I’ve been feeling since that night.
Sally: What’s that?
Adam: Longing for you. For us. And hoping that somehow, you feel the same way.
Sally: Oh, you’re not making this any easier.
Adam: I– I don’t mean to put you on the spot, but I would like to know. Do you believe there is any chance for the two of us, moving forward?
Sally: I have thought a lot about it. And I’ve put it out into the universe.
Sally: So far, it has been unresponsive.
Adam: The universe is very busy. Or maybe it’s waiting for your heart to tell you what to do. To clear away some of that noise and doubt so you can listen to it a little more closely.
Sally: It sounds so simple.
Adam: Okay. It can be. Look, I understand why you are hesitant. I blew our first chance and possibly our second. I know I don’t have the best track record when it comes to maintaining relationships, but I want to fight for this one. Because I believe that night we were together meant something. To both of us.
Sally: Well, of course, it meant something. I think we’re just trying to figure out what it was. So, what do we do now?
Adam: You know what? I have a great idea.
Sally: Oh, god. I’m almost afraid to ask.
Adam: Let’s have dinner here tonight.
Sally: Like a date?
Adam: Like a proper date. No pressure, no expectations. And I promise we’re not going to talk about the future.
Sally: Or longing?
[ Adam chuckling ]
Adam: Right. No longing talk. It will just be the two of us, living in the moment.
[ Sally sighing ]
Sally: Yeah. I mean, what could be the harm, right?
Victor: What kind of a scam is this? You want money? Eve howard was a deeply disturbed woman, you know. She made my life a living hell. But she never mentioned having a sister.
Jordan: Because we were estranged at the time. And then she died and we never had the opportunity to heal. If she hadn’t met you, if she hadn’t moved to genoa city, we would have had that chance.
Victor: It took you 40 years to come up with this cock and bull story?
[ Jordan laughing ]
Jordan: So, you don’t think that I’m eve howard’s sister?
Victor: I don’t give a damn who you are. We’re out of here. Let’s go.
Nick: Let’s go.
Victor: We’re gonna find this hospital on our own.
Jordan: Well, your wife is not at the hospital. And her so-called seizure was merely a ruse to get you all here. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her.
Nick: What do you mean my mom’s not at the hospital?
Victoria: What have you done to my mother?
Victor: Lady, we didn’t come here to play games, so you better tell me where my wife is. Or else.
Jordan: Or else what?
Victor: I promise you, you don’t want to find out. Especially not when it involves my family.
Jordan: Oh, your family. Do you mean like my sister? Did my sister, eve, cross you? Is that why you threw her out like trash, victor newman?
Victor: Where’s my wife?
Jordan: Oh, she’s safe, for now.
Victor: I’m through playing games with you.
Jordan: Oh, this is no game. This is as serious as a heart attack, which is what you will all be experiencing very soon thanks to the poison that you just drank in your water bottles. Digoxin. You don’t have long to live. And it’s going to be my utmost pleasure to stand here and watch you die.
Nikki: What have you done to him?
Eve: He died tonight. They took him away. At the end, he finally realized what it meant to be with each other. He was going to give me his name.
Nikki: You’re crazy.
Eve: Am I? Yes, I– I was going to marry victor. And we– we hurried because I knew he couldn’t last much longer, but it was too late.
Nikki: You talked victor into marrying you?
Eve: Oh, no, no. No, no. He asked me. He begged me to. He had to. I gave him a son. I gave him my life.
Nikki: No, no.
[ Nikki panting ]
[ Nikki sobbing ]
Adam: Well, the company seems to be taking off like a rocket.
Sally: I– I don’t know if I would go that far, but it has been encouraging. I’m building something and I love it.
Adam: Well, that’s great. What about nick?
Sally: What about him?
Adam: I mean, have things been tense? Have they been awkward at all?
Sally: Actually, it’s been the opposite. You know, there was a moment there where I considered that maybe he would pull the funding out of the business, but he’s followed through on everything he said he would and he kind of just lets me do whatever I want.
Adam: Well, nick is an honorable man.
Sally: Is that real or sarcastic?
Adam: Can it be both? Nick and I are just not destined to get along, but generally, I’ve known him to keep his word, so I’m glad he kept his promise to you.
Sally: Do you think that’ll ever change? You and nick?
Adam: That we’ll actually be friends? Uh, the odds are against us. Look, we’ve tried. There’s been times where I thought we were gonna have a breakthrough, but it’s just never lasted.
Sally: Well, never say never.
Adam: Well, I love the optimism.
Sally: So, what are you gonna do with connor this weekend?
Adam: Oh, he’s, uh, he’s got a basketball game on friday night. And then after that, we’re just gonna wing it. He made some new friends, which is great, so I don’t want to step on his plans.
Sally: Well, I’m sure he’ll make time for you.
Adam: I miss him. You know, he’s a great kid and after everything he has been through, he’s– he’s actually shockingly normal. You know, there was a while there that I was terrified he was gonna end up like… you know?
Adam: Yeah. There was a time I thought he had the worst parts of me and that would make things difficult for him. I did not have an easy life.
Sally: But it’s getting better.
Adam: Oh, it’s much better. It’s in large part due to connor. It’s amazing how kids affect your life. It like, changes your perspective and things just become all about them. And it’S… I didn’t mean to.
Sally: No, it’s fine. Really, I’m not that– I’m not that fragile.
Adam: No, I know. Just, it was an insensitive comment. I know that you’re still mourning our daughter.
Sally: You know, I’m really not that hungry. And– and I really don’t want to eat this late.
Adam: Is it? Is it that late? I– I hadn’t noticed.
Sally: This has been lovely. But do you mind if we raincheck this dinner?
Adam: Of course. But you aren’t just blowing me off, are you?
Sally: No, we will get dinner. A proper date sometime soon. But tonight I– I just– I just really need to be alone and sort through some things.
Adam: Sure. I probably gave you a lot to think about.
Sally: You did and I’m glad you did. I just need to go through it on my own.
Adam: Yeah. No, I– I completely understand. Well, let’s get you up to your room.
Sally: Ah, just one more thing.
Adam: What’s that?
Sally: You can’t walk me to my door this time because we always get in trouble when you do that.
Adam: I mean, it’s a good kind of trouble, isn’t it?
Sally: Sometimes, it’s just trouble.
Adam: Can I at least walk you to the stairs? I mean, that’s not too dangerous, is it?
Sally: I think I can handle that.
Adam: Well, I guess this is as far as I go.
Sally: What a gentleman. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Adam: I’m so glad that I ran into you. Thanks for having drinks with me and very nearly having dinner. And I think we should have a– a real date soon. See where it takes us.
Sally: I would like that. I know you’re trying to be better. I can see it.
Adam: Thank you.
Sally: Well, good night.
Adam: Night. Well, I was not expecting that.
Sally: Neither was I.
Nate: I’m angry, but I’m not stupid enough to go after victor newman. That would be professional suicide.
Audra: What will you do?
Nate: Swallow my pride and move on to something else. Again.
Audra: I might be making a move too.
Nate: Really? I thought you were happy at newman media?
Audra: I have some potential opportunities I have to consider.
Nate: Okay. Where?
Audra: Well, I can’t say yet until the deal is finalized, but it’ll be a place where I have much more freedom than I do now. And you know, we could always use smart, strong people to come on board.
Nate: Are you making me an offer?
Audra: I could be, soon. You know, once everything is more concrete. That’s if you’re interested, of course.
Nate: I’ll listen.
Audra: You know, I like surrounding myself with colleagues who I can trust to get the job done, by whatever means.
Nate: Is that how you think of me? Um, I gotta tell you, I’m not as ruthless as you seem to think.
Audra: Mm. Keep telling yourself that.
Victor: You’re crazy. Let’s get out of here.
Nick: Let’s get out of here now. Let me try.
Jordan: You won’t get to the hospital. In fact, you won’t even get out of the house because all the windows and doors are triple-locked.
Nick: This isn’t moving. Maybe there’s another way out.
Victoria: Why are you doing this?
Jordan: Oh, I’ve already told you. So, claire and I can stand here and watch you die.
Victoria: Oh, my god. Cole?
Victor: Cole howard?
Victoria: What the hell?
Claire: Well, he had to be here for the family reunion. Didn’t he, mother?