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Esther: Hi there, what can I get you?

Claire: Um, I’m actually not sure. What would you recommend?

Esther: Well, the double mocha latte is very popular and so is the butter pecan swirl. Oh, and the caramel macchiato. And you give it some zhuzh, extra whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and you’re good to go.

Claire: Rainbow sprinkles?

Esther: Yeah, you only live once, right?

Kyle: Hey, esther. I’ll have what she’s having.

Summer: Mom?

Phyllis: Hey! Oh, hey, did you get harrison to his lunch and safe?

Summer: Yeah, we did. He actually literally nodded off over his grilled cheese. I mean, he’s so exhausted since the kidnapping. I feel like it’s going to be a while before he’s back to 100%.

Phyllis: Yeah, but at least he knows we all love him very much and we want to make him feel safe.

Summer: You were great, by the way, in the park earlier. How you showed claire that there are boundaries when it comes to harrison.

Phyllis: Oh, well, I definitely saw what you were talking about. And harrison seems to be, like, a little obsessed with her. She’s not doing anything to deter that, which bothers me.

Phyllis: And even though she knows how you feel about her, she practically invited herself to lunch.

Summer: Hey, thank you. And kyle is doing nothing to shut it down.

Phyllis: Oh, trust me, I saw that too, okay? Now, diane’s not going to be help.

Summer: Why do you say that?

Phyllis: Because I ran into her and I thought that maybe she’d want to do something to protect her grandson. But she wasn’t interested.

Summer: I just hope that claire has finally gotten the hint and will actually keep her distance.

Cole: Hey. I was hoping you were victor.

Nick: Sorry to disappoint. I thought he might be home.

Cole: Ah, well, apparently that’s the case, but no one is exactly sure where he is.

Jordan: Oh. Victor. Victor. Victor. Victor… get me out of here, okay? Please? Time to let me go.

Victor: You’re in no position to make demands.

Jordan: You said you had a plan. So, what is it? I’ll do whatever you want. What do you want? Do you want mayhem? Chaos? Blood? I’m a woman. Nobody does it better. So, just tell me what you want.

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Esther: Two drip coffees, no whipped cream, no foam, no chocolate sprinkles and no… fun.

[ Kyle and claire chuckle ]

Claire: I promise you, I will order something extra decadent next time.

Esther: Okay. I’ll hold you to that.

Claire: Thank you. So much for living large. You could have ordered something a little bit more interesting, though.

Kyle: This is exactly what I needed. You care to join me?

Claire: I don’t know.

Kyle: Well, if you’re worried about summer showing up, we could sit at two different tables and just sort of yell a conversation back and forth. Sound good?

Claire: It sounds loud.

Kyle: Yeah, one table it is then, if you have time.

Claire: I do. But do you? I mean, shouldn’t you be at the office?

Kyle: Oh, I get plenty of work done without the distraction of office drama.

Claire: Mm, what kind of office drama, if you don’t mind me asking?

Kyle: Nothing that won’t be solved sooner rather than later.

Summer: So, you don’t think I’m overreacting about claire?

Phyllis: Absolutely not. Listen, I had a refresher course in a life lesson. I’ve learned this lesson millions of times. When am I gonna finally get it? But people cannot be trusted to do the right thing. You have to watch out for yourself.

Summer: Exactly. That’s all I’m trying to do, and I’m trying to watch out for harrison, too.

Phyllis: I know you are. I’m really proud of you. Hey, I am glad that one of my kids is taking my advice.

Summer: Wait, was that a dig at daniel? Did something happen between you guys?

Phyllis: No, nothing happened. It’s just, you know, he didn’t show a lot of sympathy toward me when I told him that danny broke my heart and rode off into the rock and roll sunset. That’s all.

Summer: So, it’s about you and danny?

Phyllis: No. No, it’s about daniel. He was really off. He was kind of unhinged. I’ve seen it before. I’m just worried about him, to be honest.

Summer: Well, lily just fired him and– and basically stole omegasphere and now he’s in the middle of this huge lawsuit. Of course, he’s feeling down.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah, that makes sense. He’s not the only one who’s down. I’m out of work, too.

Summer: Wait, they fired you too?

Summer: Didn’t fire me. I quit.

Summer: Mom, you quit your job for daniel?

Phyllis: Yes, of course I did. I told you, I will always have my kids’ backs.

Summer: Why did you do that? What are you going to do now?

Phyllis: I’m going to order champagne.

Nick: I’ve looked everywhere. I can’t find him. Ranch security and the staff are pretty convinced he didn’t leave the property.

Cole: Well, the same thing happened when victoria and i came by. We were told that he was here and he wasn’T. And then when he finally showed up, he said he had gone down to the stables.

Nick: You don’t believe him?

Cole: You know, nicholas, I don’t think it’s my place to say.

Nick: Cole, you’re pretty close to family at this point. If there’s something bothering you, just say it.

Cole: Do you think it’s possible that victor’s keeping a secret?

Nick: Absolutely.

Victor: You know, it’s a beautiful day today. Spring day. Fresh breeze. I love to breathe in the air.

Jordan: Stop torturing me.

Victor: I’m just discussing the weather, that’s all.

Jordan: You said you had a plan.

[ Victor chuckles ]

Victor: I said we might have a plan.

Jordan: Then, let’s get it going. Unleash me. Tell me what you want and I’ll do it. And then I’ll go to prison for all eternity. As we agreed.

Victor: We have agreed to nothing.

Jordan: So, what do you want? What do you want? You want me down on my knees? Okay. Okay, okay. I’m on my knees. I’m on my knees. Humble. Humiliated. What do you want? You want me groveling at your feet? Done.

Victor: You tried to kill me. You tried to kill my family. Now, get up. Get up!

Jordan: I’m just– I’m just trying to tell you that–

Victor: Huh?

Jordan: I’m just trying to tell you that I’m ready to do whatever you want. So, what do you want? Because I’M… I’m a woman. I can do it better than anyone. I’m the bullet in your chamber. Pull the trigger.

Victor: Good talk! I love that. The bullet in my chamber. You’re full of it. You’re a pathetic creature. Can’t do nothing but harm to people, destroy people! Let me remind you. You ain’t in control. I’m adding downy unstopables to my wash.

Cole: So, you agree. Victor’s sitting on some kind of secret.

Nick: Cole, I think my dad’s got a secret like 99% of the time. Now, I don’t have anything specific at the moment, but I’m guessing you do.

Cole: It’s more of a feeling that I get from victor. On a couple of fronts.

Nick: A feeling?

Cole: Something that victor said to victoria and me. I mean, she’s afraid that he’s planning something against jack because of what happened to nikki.

Nick: No details?

Cole: Just that he wants all of the newmans to stay away from the abbotts, jack in particular.

Nick: Well, I mean, no surprise there. Dad hates the guy, especially right now. Um, what is the other front that’s worrying you?

Cole: Nick, I just, I don’t want to upset victoria unnecessarily, you know, because of everything that she’s gone through.

Nick: Yeah, I get it, but you can certainly tell me.

Cole: That’s why I’m coming to you. It’s jordan.

Nick: Jordan’s dead, cole.

Cole: That’s the thing. I think that there’s something off about victor’s claim that she died in that chase. Something doesn’t quite fit.

Nick: Okay, well, as long as she’s gone and no longer a threat, what does it matter?

Cole: Well, until her body is found, I feel like I need to protect victoria and claire. And I even expressed my concerns to victor.

Nick: What’d dad say to that?

Cole: He was very confident that jordan was out of our lives for good. He insisted that we’re safe and there’s nothing to worry about. But, nick, he wasn’t even bothered by the fact that her body hasn’t been found.

Nick: Well, there’s your answer right there.

Cole: Then, why am I even more concerned?

Jordan: Look at you. So smug. Doesn’t the master of the universe want to show off what he’s accomplished? Nikki would love this.

Victor: Don’t you mention her name again, okay?

Jordan: Nikki would let me out. Nikki saved my life. She could have stood there and watched me die.

Victor: Nikki is compassionate.

Jordan: Nikki is weak. She couldn’t finish the job.

Victor: But i am not compassionate.

Jordan: Well, you can’t keep me in here forever.

Victor: Why not?

Jordan: Well, because people will wonder. Wonder where I am.

Victor: Why the hell should they wonder where you are? You’re dead, as far as they’re concerned.

Jordan: I am very much alive. What did you do?

Victor: When you were going to meet nikki in the alley to make a deal, I had my security team follow you. You got scared. You ran away in a panic. You ran across the galewood river bridge. You slipped. You plunged into the cold water 100 feet below. Dark, cold water. Ooh. By now, they’ll think you’re in lake michigan.

Jordan: You bastard. None of the good stuff for me? Nikki drink it all?

[ Jordan grunts ]

Victor: For the last time, don’t ever mention nikki again.

Jordan: Oh! I’m sorry. I’m sorry, victor! Come back! Victor! Victor! Victor! I’m– I’m sorry.

Claire: Your mom was married to my grandfather.

Kyle: And my dad was married to your grandmother.

[ Both chuckle ]

Claire: You have seen a lot of marriages.

Kyle: And divorces and affairs.

Claire: Your parents seem happy.

Kyle: Yeah, they are. But it took them a while to get there.

Claire: It’s good that you know what love looks like, though. That’s why this living at the ranch with my mom has been so wonderful. I finally get to see real love close up. And it’s even better than in every book I’ve ever read.

Kyle: You were a little bookworm.

Claire: Still am. And, yeah, I just, I craved that kind of love all my life. Who knew the real thing would be even better? Parents. A family that’s kind and accepts you, even though there’s a lot to forgive. And nikki and victor. I mean, after all these years, everything they’ve been through, good and bad, they still find a way to look at each other like they’re the only two people in the room.

Kyle: Goals, right?

Claire: Yeah.

Kyle: Yeah. In the meantime, I’m busy focusing on harrison and jabot.

Claire: And I am just as focused on getting a job. As generous as my family has been, there’s no way that I’m going to live off of them.

Kyle: Yeah. Look, I can’t tell you how sorry I am that that job isn’t with harrison.

Phyllis: Here we go.

Summer: Mom, quitting a perfectly good job? It’s a little extreme, even for you. I mean, I know you like to go big, but even for you.

Phyllis: I don’t know. Devon was talking about me breaking my confidentiality agreement or something.

Summer: Wait, I thought that you said that you quit in solidarity with daniel.

Phyllis: Yes, yeah, he was probably going to fire me anyway.

Summer: Mom.

Phyllis: I wasn’t going to give him the satisfaction. Come on, toast to me for standing up for myself and all that blah, blah, blah stuff. You’re not very enthusiastic.

Summer: You’re unemployed, so.

Phyllis: You know that lily and devon were going to axe me anyway. They got rid of daniel without just cause. They weren’t going to keep me around. It is so unfair. Your brother gave his heart and soul to that company, and for them to throw him out like a piece of garbage? I think someone should make them pay. Depression is a journey.

Summer: Okay, but you don’t mean you, right? You’re not going to be making lily and devon pay. You’re talking about hypothetically, karmically, if the world were fair. You’re not actually going to be plotting revenge against chancellor-winters, right?

Phyllis: Uh, well, we both agreed that we should take care of ourselves, right? I vote for justice.

Summer: Yes, and that will happen. There is a system in place. Just trust that.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. I’ll trust the system. Sure. Listen, lily fired your brother because she got her feelings hurt and that’s the only reason that happened. He gave everything to that company and what’s she doing? She’s keeping his games, she broke his heart and, um, she’s going to make millions off of my son’s brilliance. That is wrong. It’s so wrong. I can’t ignore it.

Summer: Okay, but what about you trying to be a better person? You’ve been doing so well, mom. Why ruin a good streak?

Phyllis: Summer! I am being a good person. I’m protecting my son and I’m fighting for my son. How far would you go for harrison?

Summer: Harrison is a kid. Daniel can take care of himself.

[ Phone pinging ] Oh, my gosh. Uh, I gotta go. I gotta check in on harrison. Mom… please do not burn chancellor-winters to the ground.

[ Phyllis chuckles ]

Phyllis: No. Well, my password still works. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is.

Nick: I’m not sure where you’re going with this, cole. Are you suggesting my father had something to do with jordan’s death?

Cole: Jordan has gotten away from the authorities, from victor, too many times. If she actually did fall into this river, I would think that victor would have his men dredging it 24/7 until they found her body, that he would want solid proof with no doubt that jordan is out of our lives for good. But instead, he’s not even concerned that we don’t have any evidence of her death.

Nick: There were several witnesses who claimed to see jordan fall into the river.

Cole: All on victor’s security team.

Nick: Okay, cole, um… I hear you. After everything this family has been through, I really think you should let this one go.

Cole: Understood. But if there’s even the slightest chance that jordan is still alive, there’s no way I’m letting my guard down until we have all the answers.

Victor: Gentlemen.

Nick: Dad?

Cole: Hey. We were just wondering where you were.

Victor: I just went a few rounds with the old bag.

Nick: That a boy.

Victor: You know. Did you come here for the sifton contract, son?

Nick: Yeah. You done with them?

Victor: I signed it all, and thank you for taking care of that.

Nick: No problem.

Victor: Yep.

Nick: Have you heard from mom?

Victor: Yeah. She’s getting stronger.

Nick: Good. I can’t wait till she gets home.

Victor: Well, join the club, son.

Nick: Yeah, I gotta jump on this. Thank you.

Victor: Thank you for doing it. Yep.

Cole: Thank you, nick.

Victor: So, cole, what can I do for you?

Summer: You had another bad dream? Tell me about it.

Harrison: The witch. She wanted to get me again. I’m scared, mommy.

Summer: Oh, sweetie. Everything is okay. You’re okay.

[ Summer sighs ] Hey, why don’t I text your dad, get him to come home? Maybe a little bit of family time will help you feel better. Yeah? Okay.

Claire: Do not apologize. It’s not up to you or your family to employ me. I will figure it out.

Kyle: Oh, I have no doubt you will. I wish summer liked the idea. I mean, harrison likes you. He trusts you. You both went through a terrifying ordeal and came out the other side. He needs someone like that, someone who knows what he went through, he can relate with. Shouldn’t that be the priority? Not summer’s irrational worries, what’s best for harrison?

Claire: I– I appreciate your belief in me. But… maybe you could go easy on summer.

Kyle: Really?

Claire: Since the kidnapping, sometimes… I can hear my mom open my door when she thinks I’m sleeping, and she just… watches me for a few minutes. Make sure I’m there, I’m safe. Harrison’s a little boy. I can’t imagine what summer went through when he was missing, how terrified she must have been. So, I’m a reminder of that, along with my past. If summer doesn’t want me around… I have to understand that. And I hope you can too.

[ Phone pings ]

Kyle: Um, I have to go, but I hope we can talk again soon.

Claire: I’d like that. Give harrison my love.

Kyle: I will. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Kyle: Oh! Oh! Hey, buddy. Heard you had a bad dream.

Harrison: Very bad.

Kyle: You wanna talk about it?

Harrison: The witch wanted to take me away.

Summer: You know that she can’t do that, right? Your big, strong dad is not gonna let her or anyone else hurt you ever again.

Kyle: Mom’s right. You’re safe here.

Harrison: But what about claire?

Summer: What about her?

Harrison: She might have the same bad dreams.

Kyle: Why would you say that?

Harrison: The witch took her away and left her someplace dark and scary.

Claire: Did claire tell you that?

Harrison: The witch told me. She said if I wasn’t good, she’d take me to a scary place.

Kyle: You know that’s not gonna happen, right, buddy? No one will ever get to you again. Your mom and I will make sure of that.

Summer: This right here is the safest place in the world. Got that?

Harrison: Can claire come over so she can feel safe too?

Cole: So, I was thinking about giving claire some riding lessons.

Victor: Oh.

Cole: It’s been a while since I’ve been the ranch hand around here.

Victor: Yeah.

Cole: I was hoping maybe you could steer me in the direction for the right horse for her.

Victor: That’s a wonderful idea. I’d love to help. There’s our girl.

Cole: Hey. How was crimson lights?

Claire: How weird is it that getting a coffee is still an adventure?

Cole: It’s not weird at all. But speaking of such, I have another idea for an adventure.

Claire: Yeah?

Cole: I was thinking about giving you riding lessons. I mean, if you’re interested.

Claire: Yeah, that would be amazing.

Cole: Yeah? All right.

Victor: I got the right horse for you. Midnight blue. Steady horse, strong stride. You’ll fall in love with him.

Claire: I don’t know what any of that means. I love him already. But what if I’m not any good?

Victor: Don’t you worry about a thing, okay? Riding is in the newman blood. It’s in your genes. Both victoria and nikki are wonderful riders. And you’ll follow in their footsteps.

Claire: I hope so.

Victor: I know so. So, why don’t you, both of you, join us for dinner? Victoria will come over soon. All right?

Cole: Hey, well, that sounds good.

Victor: You better bring a good appetite, because the cook is preparing a prime roast with brussels sprouts.

Claire: I’ve never had brussels sprouts.

Cole: Really?

Claire: Yeah.

Cole: Never?

Claire: No, no. Jordan despised them with a passion. So, the smell of them would make her retch. I’ve never had them.

Victor: Oh, yeah?

[ Chuckles ] Well, that’s interesting. Anyway, why don’t you two go down to the stables, meet midnight blue, all right? And the other horses.

Cole: You’re more than welcome to join us.

Victor: Well, I appreciate the invitation, but I have something I must attend to first.

Nick: Hey.

Phyllis: Hey. Hi.

Nick: Hi. What are you doing?

Phyllis: Nothing.

Nick: Yeah, that’s what it looked like.

Phyllis: No, really, I’m doing nothing.

Nick: Yeah, I saw the chancellor-winters logo before you nearly broke your computer slamming it shut. It is not a secret that you work there.

Phyllis: I don’t work there anymore.

Nick: Oh. They fired you?

Phyllis: I quit. Why does everybody think they fired me? Although, they would have fired me or anybody else who’s connected to daniel. Lily and devon are going all scorched earth.

Nick: So they fired you.

Phyllis: I quit.

Nick: But you logged on, and you don’t want anyone to see that, so I can’t shake the feeling that you’re about to scorch your own earth.

Phyllis: I’m just looking for justice for my son.

Nick: What kind of justice?

Phyllis: A virus or two, maybe. Some not-so-flattering comments left on the chancellor-winters site, or maybe diverting some omegasphere players to another game.

Nick: You cannot be serious.

Phyllis: I’m not serious. Of course– of course I’m not. Nothing has been done yet.

Nick: All right. Well, what are we waiting for? I’m in. Let’s do this. I told myself I was ok

Summer: Well, mrs. Martinez’s cookies saved the day again. Harrison had one in each hand.

Kyle: That’s my boy.

Summer: If only they could take away his bad dreams.

Kyle: Hmm.

Summer: Kyle, what are we gonna do?

Kyle: For starters, I think we should bring on claire as a trial run for harrison’s nanny.

Summer: Are you joking me right now? Our son is having nightmares and you wanna talk about claire? Can we please just focus on harrison for now and we can discuss claire later? Or you know what? Better yet, just let her own family deal with her, okay?

Kyle: Summer, you saw harrison and claire at the park. The trauma they went through has bonded them. He feels as safe with her as he does with us. Isn’t that important?

Summer: Of course it’s important.

Kyle: Okay, then what’s– what’s your idea? Given what the boy’s been through, do you–

Summer: Can you…

Kyle: Do you really think it’s a good idea to introduce him to a stranger and ask him to trust her? How do you think that will go over? And you know how picky he is with who he likes, and now his trust issues are on a whole other level.

Summer: Okay, you do not need to explain our son’s issues to me.

Kyle: Then you see the wisdom in my suggestion. Claire isn’t a threat. She’s a solution. And maybe, maybe if you stop fighting it, we can hurry up and help our son.

Summer: Wow, so I’m the bad guy in this?

Kyle: No. No. No, no one is the bad guy in this, and I’m sorry if I’ve made you feel that way. I just see our son upset and I wanna fix it.

Summer: Well, so do I.

Kyle: I know you do. And claire has made it clear that she understands how protective you are and she respects what a good mom you are.

Summer: When was– when are you two having all of these conversations?

Kyle: Summer, the point is, claire isn’t chasing the job because she puts harrison’s bond with you, his mother, first. Isn’t that what we want in a nanny?

Phyllis: I know what you’re doing. It’s reverse psychology. It’s not gonna work on me.

Nick: No. No, I am down. I cannot wait to hear about all your deepest, darkest revenge fantasies.

Phyllis: Well, what I was thinking of doing, since you’re interested, is just creating enough havoc so that lily and devon regret firing my son.

Nick: And you, of course.

Phyllis: Of course. But mainly daniel. And they beg him to come back, and they give him a huge raise, along with me, and fancier title.

Nick: Hmm. Well, I mean, it sounds great. Uh, I’m just wondering if you have considered what the fallout may be. Like, what happens when chancellor-winter’s cybersecurity team traces the virus back to you?

Phyllis: Please. Please. Ugh. I’m not an amateur. I cover my tracks.

Nick: Okay, so a virus just happens to show up in their system shortly after one of their top programmers gets fired.

Phyllis: Their top programmers? I was their top programmer. And they’re gonna find out the hard way.

Nick: Well, I’m just saying it’s gonna be very difficult to take that victory lap when they confiscate your laptop. Then they’re gonna haul daniel’s butt in for questioning, and then our daughter’s gonna have to deal with the fact that her mother is on the most wanted list yet again.

Phyllis: Ugh. Okay. Ugh. How do you do that? I mean, how– how do you make me realize that what I’m doing is wrong? Okay, I’m not– I’m not– I’m not gonna do this. I won’t plant a virus.

Nick: You’re angry.

Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. So…

[ Sighs ] I won’t plant this virus. I won’t do anything like that. So, now what? Now what do I do?

Nick: Well, I’m not gonna solve all your problems for you. What would be the fun in that?

Phyllis: Do you know anybody who, you know, wants a professional pot stirrer? Because I think I’d be really great at that.

Nick: I think you should aim higher than that. Great color on you, by the way.

Phyllis: Thank you. It’s electric.

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got you going through it?

Summer: You say that it’s all about harrison, and then you make it all about claire. Look, I wish her the best. I really do. But the fact is, she has had serious issues, and I find it hard to believe that, poof, all of a sudden, she’s totally sane, all better, and we should trust her with our child.

Kyle: Summer, claire has been through hell. And she somehow still has so much kindness in her and she’s finding her way in this.

Summer: You know what? If you wanna help claire, you go do that. That’s great. Take on your charity project. Just leave our son out of it. Why are you so invested in helping claire, by the way?

Kyle: Again, this isn’t about claire. My goal is to help harrison. Have you ever seen him so open and relaxed with someone he just met?

Summer: Kyle, we will find another someone. Hey, buddy. Oh. Whoa. Is that cookie number three? Okay, now that your belly’s full, do you wanna go outside and play, or do you wanna read a story?

Harrison: Can you call claire to make sure she’s okay?

Kyle: We can do better than that. How would you like claire to be your new nanny?

Harrison: Yay!

Cole: Victor, listen, I just wanted to check that… victor? Victor, you here?

[ Loud clanging ]

[ Jordan gasps ]

Jordan: Oh!

Victor: Want some food?

Jordan: No. Whatever– whatever that is, take that away. Take it away.

Victor: Oh, you complained about the menu before. So I brought you some wonderful food. Full of fiber. Makes you strong. Brussels sprouts.

Jordan: Oh, god. Oh, god. I can’t breathe. Just bring me something else. Anything. Anything.

Victor: Beautiful. Mmm. Mmm. I love it. Mmm. Mmm. Bon appétit.

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Ashley: This place isn’t open for hours, so we have all the privacy in the world.

Ash: Oh, no! Are you gonna kill tucker right now?

Cole: I think you’re hiding something. I don’t know what it is or why you’re doing it, but every time I talk with you lately, I don’t feel like I’m getting the whole truth.

Nikki: Victor? Are you home? Victor?

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Phyllis: Ah, oh, no. No, blegh. No, mm-hmm.

Daniel: Not a fan of what you were listening to?

Phyllis: Oh, ah, I am not. I was just having a great morning, and then I was listening to some music, and– and a song of your dad’s came on. Ow, my ears. Not a fan. Ow, not a fan at all.

**************************Phyllis: I don’t know, I just think it’s kind of disgusting that your dad is touring with Christine all over the world. I just think it’s gross. I just don’t understand it. I mean, why he would pick Christine over having a real adult relationship with a real woman?

Daniel: I think that dad and Christine seem quite happy and I think that their relationship is very mature and very adult.

Phyllis: Oh, really? Oh, okay. So, are you paying attention? Because it’s obvious that they’re trying to go after some sparkly version of the past. I think your dad is actually losing his mind. What’s going on with you? I’m talking disparagingly about your dad and you’re not doing it. What is going on with you?

Daniel: So tell me about your heart attack.

Phyllis: Why are you laughing right now? Are you mocking me?

Daniel: No, no, no. I’m not– maybe. I don’t know. Maybe a little. Yeah. Yeah, it’s– it’s– it’s just amazing how self-absorbed and involved you are. Anytime that my life is just falling apart, I can just– I can count on you to be you. That’s for damn sure.


 

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Alan: Ashley, you know I don’t use words like that.

Ashley: Right. But I must be a delicate flower, and you just can’t cross that line.

Alan: It’s– it’s not about you, all right? Obviously, you are a beautiful, intelligent and fascinating woman.

Ashley: Well, I definitely felt an attraction. And I felt it from both sides.

Alan: I just don’t think it could go anywhere.

Ashley: So, stop dancing around it. Tell me why.

Alan: This is not my home. And, uh, you know, I can’t stay here indefinitely. And it is your home. Your family lives here. And I just don’t see how it could work out.

Ashley: Are you actually telling me that I’m geographically undesirable?

Alan: I wouldn’t use that phrase exactly. But, yeah, it would be a long-distance relationship. And in my experience, those kinds of things rarely work out.

Ashley: I don’t buy it.

Alan: What?

Ashley: Well, who’s to say I wouldn’t move to paris if someone, you know, made me want to?

Alan: Well, I couldn’t ask that of you.

Ashley: Then, why are you here at all?

Alan: Ashley, I–

Ashley: You’re here because you wanna psychoanalyze me. Just admit it, Alan

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Traci: Good. Um, where did you go?

Ashley: Out.

Traci: Yeah, I– I know you went out, Ashley. I’m just curious. Did you have a chance to see alan?

Ashley: And wouldn’t you like to know?

Traci: I’m just making conversation.

Ashley: No, I know what you want. You wanna know if alan has fixed me, right? You wanna know because, uh, god forbid Ashley have any feelings or emotions. I mean, the family just gets so uncomfortable when she’s like that, right? She’s just so much to handle. Ashley’s just too much, period. Isn’t she?

Traci: No. No one in the family thinks that at all about you.

Ashley: The hell, you don’T. You say you love me. You’re trying to convince me something’s wrong with me, traci. That’s not love. That’s hurtful. But I’ve accepted you. I’ve accepted jack. I’ve accepted all of you. So,why is it different for me wht can’t you just accept me?


 

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Audra: Oh, look who it is.

Ashley: Yeah, so please tell me you’ve wised up about tucker.

Audra: Oh, my god, we’re back to that?

Ashley: I know, I’m sorry. I can’t help it. I really can’T. I mean, I just don’t understand why you’re so taken with him. Oh, well. I guess everybody has their blind spots.

Audra: Um, of the two of us, I’m the one with the issues here.

Ashley: You know what, here you are all by yourself, right? A grown woman ready to take on the world. So maybe you really have ditched that snake?

Audra: Sorry to disappoint you, but tucker and I are solid. We’re connected.

Ashley: Aw.

Audra: We’re actually leaving town for a bit.

Ashley: Travel? I love that. Where to?

Audra: You know where.

Ashley: No? Seriously, you’re going to… what? I mean, oh, I know, because tucker’s relationships always work out so well for him in Paris.

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Audra: You know, you either don’t want to see how solid tucker and I are or you just can’t understand. But I don’t give up on him when things get tough. I don’t give him mixed messages or patronize him. That’s the difference.

Ashley: Wonderful. Love should be cherished and celebrated and I wish you only the best.

Audra: You know, maybe that visit from your therapist friend is helping. You seem a little more even-keeled.

Ashley: Alan, mm. He’s a charmer, isn’t he?

Audra: You might wanna be careful there.

Ashley: Oh, why?

Audra: Well, you know, the whole doctor-patient thing. Might not be the best idea to get involved with your therapist.

Ashley: Look at you. You’re gonna give me dating advice? Now, that’s adorable.


 

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Phyllis: Well, looky here. Shouldn’t you be working on your super important case?

Christine: Ah, shouldn’t you be minding your own business?

Phyllis: I guess you’re drowning yourself in coffee and muffins because danny’s about to hit the road.

Christine: You don’t have to worry about me. I’m getting plenty of cardio these days.

Phyllis: Hm. Slacking off, I see. You know, if I were your client, I’d be mad. I would think I wasn’t getting my money’s worth.

Christine: Well, you couldn’t afford me and…

[ Christine laughs ] …I would never defend you. So, actually, I’m doing exactly what I should be at the moment.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness, so I guess your important case wasn’t really that important after all.

Christine: You’re right about that.

Phyllis: You didn’t really want danny, did you? You just wanted to make sure I didn’t get him.

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Phyllis: Oh, great, great. Well, I will let you guys say your goodbyes. You know, I bet it’s gonna be exciting going in front of all your adoring fans and washing the stink off of an old flame. Somebody who chose work over romance.

Danny: You didn’t tell her?

Christine: No, she was too busy reading me like an open book.

Phyllis: Tell me what?

Christine: Uh, a little plot twist. I turned down the case. I’m going with danny after all.


 

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Daniel: Oh! Uh-oh. I’d, uh, say hello, but, uh, are we allowed to even have a conversation without our lawyers present?

Abby: You know, that’s funny, but there’s probably a little bit of truth to that, too.

Daniel: Yeah. We’ve known each other forever, huh?

Abby: Yeah.

Daniel: Who would’ve thought that the two of us would wind up on opposite sides of a lawsuit?

Abby: Mm.

Daniel: And I hope you know that I don’t hold any of this against you. I mean, how could I? We’ve always had each other’s back. I just– I’ve been trying to figure out if anybody else on the board voted against this little lawsuit. You know, I– I don’t know how billy would have voted. I can’t be sure what jill was thinking.

Abby: Daniel, I, um…

Daniel: Oh, you know what? I– I’m sorry. I’m not trying to put you on the spot. I’m not gonna try and get inside information out of you. Unless this is maybe one of those little safe gray areas. No, look, I– I’ll be honest. Knowing that someone over at chancellor-winters is on my side, that– that means a lot.

Abby: You know, daniel, you’re right. We have been friends for a long time. And I can’t lie to you.

Audra: What makes you so optimistic that your relationship with devon will be repaired if you do him this favor?

Tucker: I’m not completely, but it seems like the door has been cracked a little.

Audra: But don’t you think it’s strangely out of character for devon to make a deal like that? And all you would have to do is get billy out of chancellor-winters. Devon’s been so adamant about keeping you out of his life, and suddenly, there’s an opening.

Tucker: Yeah. He didn’t go so far as to actually broker the deal with me, but…

Audra: Okay. Now, the truth comes out. You could help devon with billy and wind up getting nothing. Tucker, no. Please.

Tucker: Remember, audra, I am a master at risk analysis.

Audra: Did devon ever actually ask for your help?

Tucker: He is clearly at odds with billy. So much so that he’s willing to do something underhanded to get him out. In which case he’s come to the right guy, ’cause obviously my specialty is underhanded.

Devon: So, if we pull this off, we can stop billy’s sudden rise to power, but we have to do it fast before he causes any damage.

Nate: Sounds good. Count me in.

Devon: Lily, I know you’re a lot closer to jill.

Lily: No, I’m in. I have been very loyal to jill, and this is a complete betrayal, so we have to respond accordingly.

Nate: You do realize she’s going to explode when we do this, right?

Devon: I don’t care. She dropped a bomb on us, and we’re gonna return the favor.

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Daniel: Okay, so you can’t lie to me, I can’t lie to you. Yeah, that’s kind of how a friendship works. You’re talking about something specific though, aren’t you?

Abby: It’s about chancellor-winters.

Daniel: Right, I figured.

Abby: Look, I can’t tell you what happened in the board meeting except for one thing, and I thought that you should hear it from me.

Daniel: Okay.

Abby: When the board voted to settle the lawsuit with you or fight it in court, I voted to fight.

Daniel: Oh. To fight me?

Abby: Oh, uh… to fight for chancellor-winters’ intellectual property, not to fight you per se.

Daniel: Not me per se, that– that’s good. Thank you. So, some of the board members wanted to settle. I mean, they were willing to offer some kind of deal to make this whole thing go away. And if that deal was good enough, and I was willing to take it, then I could be getting on with my life instead of gearing up to go to court?

Abby: Look, like I said, I can’t talk about what happened in the meeting. I just– I didn’t want there to be any misunderstandings.

Daniel: Well, that’s– that’s good. Yeah, we wouldn’t want any misunderstandings, you know. You wouldn’t want me doing anything stupid like thanking you for having my back.

Abby: Daniel, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you. I– I had to put my personal feelings aside.

Daniel: Even after years of friendship? All of that, to just put it aside?

Abby: I had to do what was best for the company.

Daniel: Yeah, I keep hearing that, had to do what’s best for the company. God knows they’d never survive without my games, right?

Abby: Well, that’s why I was put on the board.

Daniel: Devon put you on the board, right?

Abby: For my own merits.

Daniel: Maybe he put you there to vote exactly the way he wanted you to vote. You know, to– to hell with morality and years of friendship, or what’s decent.

Abby: Actually, everyone voted to put me on the board, so I could help support chancellor-winter’s financial stability and their status in the marketplace. How devon feels, it doesn’t enter my mind when I vote.

Daniel: Yeah, but how could you think that it was right to vote against me?

Abby: Look, I have to get back to the office. If you would like to discuss this further, just let me know.

Audra: Well, I can’t argue with that. You can absolutely do underhanded with the best of them. But do you honestly think devon will respond well to you getting blackmail material on billy or whatever else you’re planning?

Tucker: Yes, I do. He desperately needs my help, whether he wants to admit it or not.

Audra: Well, I don’t like to see you let down. You deserve better. But I also don’t wanna argue about this because I have exciting news to share.

Tucker: I guess you do. What is it?

Audra: I managed to move our flight up. So, since we are packed and ready to go, we can leave for the airport now. You can deal with this whole billy situation when you’re back.

Tucker: Yeah, audra, I think when we’re back, it’s gonna be too late for the billy situation, so if you could just let me handle this right now, I’ll be yours. All yours, after.

Audra: Now. Are you serious? You’re canceling our trip? Again?

Phyllis: Ah, oh, no. No, blegh. No, mm-hmm.

Daniel: Not a fan of what you were listening to?

Phyllis: Oh, ah, I am not. I was just having a great morning, and then I was listening to some music, and– and a song of your dad’s came on. Ow, my ears. Not a fan. Ow, not a fan at all.

Nate: Looks like everything’s all set. I hope this goes off without a hitch.

Abby: Hi. I’m here, what’s going on?

Devon: Hey.

Abby: Hi.

Devon: How you doing? Listen, I’m sorry to spring this on you right now, but we didn’t have time to waste, and we had to call for a board meeting.

Abby: Wait, a board meeting?

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: But billy’s not here. He’s out visiting other offices, according to the email he sent out.

Devon: I know. That’s the point.

Abby: Okay, I don’t think I like where this is headed. Do you really think it’s fair to pull off whatever this is behind his back?

Devon: No, because billy was given power behind our backs. So, this is on them. We’re just trying to fix it, and we’re going to have a vote.

Abby: Wait, a vote? What is this about?

Jill: Oh, for god’s sake. What now? When did I call leaffilter?

Tucker: Let’s just take a beat.

Audra: No, I– I am sick and tired of being runner-up to everyone else. People that don’t even care about you!

Tucker: You are not runner-up to anyone else! We can still take our trip. I just have to do this one thing quickly first, okay?

Audra: First? First as something or someone else always comes first. Look, you already canceled our trip once when you wanted to stay and save ashley from herself. And don’t even give me that pathetic excuse that the business partners weren’t available the first time. We could’ve gone without the damn meetings. We could’ve taken an actual vacation anywhere in the world.

Tucker: Yes, and we can still take it.

Audra: When? You said that last time and I am still waiting. You just can’t do that for me, can you? For all I know, devon is just a cover story. Maybe this is just all about ashley.

Tucker: I have an opportunity. Listen to me. I have an opportunity to prove myself to him. Do you expect me to blow that? If you knew me at all, if you care about me at all, you would not.

Lily: Welcome, jill.

Devon: Thanks for joining us on such short notice.

Nate: Well, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll leave you to it. Nice to see you, jill.

Jill: All right. What’s going on here? Why are we calling this secret last minute meeting?

Abby: I’d like to know that as well. I am as much in the dark as you are.

Jill: Lily, I thought I explained this all to you when we spoke. I gave billy my complete authority and my voting rights so I could step back. And yet here you are, calling a meeting without him. This is exactly the kind of situation that I was wanting to avoid.

Lily: You made yourself very clear, but this is an emergency and we can’t reach billy.

Jill: Well, of course you can’t, because you know full well he’s traveling.

Devon: Jill, if you recall, we entered into this merger between my company and your company in good faith and a full partnership, correct?

Jill: Yep, devon. We all know how we got here. What is your point?

Devon: The point is, you brought chancellor industries to the deal. And the key word there is you. Lily and I signed an agreement with you and not with billy abbott. So, in light of that, I’d like to make a motion to clearly define billy’s power within the company. He does not get veto power or unilateral decisions. And we expect all decisions and ideas to pass through lily and myself first. And if it’s a no from us, it’s a no across the board. And this is all happening because billy is not you and he never will be you, jill.

Phyllis: I don’t know, I just think it’s kind of disgusting that your dad is touring with christine all over the world. I just think it’s gross. I just don’t understand it. I mean, why he would pick christine over having a real adult relationship with a real woman?

Daniel: I think that dad and christine seem quite happy and I think that their relationship is very mature and very adult.

Phyllis: Oh, really? Oh, okay. So, are you paying attention? Because it’s obvious that they’re trying to go after some sparkly version of the past. I think your dad is actually losing his mind. What’s going on with you? I’m talking disparagingly about your dad and you’re not doing it. What is going on with you?

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Phyllis: Why are you laughing right now? Are you mocking me?

Daniel: No, no, no. I’m not– maybe. I don’t know. Maybe a little. Yeah. Yeah, it’s– it’s– it’s just amazing how self-absorbed and involved you are. Anytime that my life is just falling apart, I can just– I can count on you to be you. That’s for damn sure.

Phyllis: Are– are you upset?

Daniel: A little, yeah. No. I don’t– I don’t know. Maybe I’m just a little numb because of everything that’s going on right now. Let me ask you something. Am I a jerk? Do you think that I’m a jerk?

Phyllis: What? No. Don’t be ridiculous.

Daniel: I’m asking you, not as my mother. I want your honest opinion here.

Phyllis: Uh, why are you asking me something like that?

Daniel: Well that, I don’t know. I just seem to be managing to infuriate everybody that’s around me recently. I pissed lily off so bad that she fired me. You know, she– she took away the games that I created, won’t give them back. She knows how much they mean to me. She knows that one of them basically saved my life. That’s how bad I pissed her off.

Phyllis: Okay, listen, listen. I know lily is upset right now, but that is not your fault. It’s not your fault you were following your heart. And I– I think– I think lily’s gonna to come around. I really do.

Daniel: Okay. What about abby? Hm? I just found out that my long-time friend voted against me. You know against a possible settlement and a lawsuit that I’m involved in. Why would she do that? Why would she turn on me? When did I become the person that everybody wants to hate?

Audra: Because I don’t wanna be overlooked by you means i must not care about you enough. Get real. You have that backwards.

Tucker: Hey, I didn’t ask devon to come to me with this now when we’re about to go to paris. And believe me, if I felt i could put it off, I would.

Audra: Yeah.

Tucker: Yes, I would. But you know what I saw in his eyes, audra? I saw– I saw a look of intense urgency. He needs my help right now. He’s in trouble right now. And if I help him out, there’s a chance, just a– a chance, that he will let me back into his life. Into my grandson’s life. And you know how important that is to me. They are the only family I have.

Audra: There it is. I am not family to you.

Tucker: Oh, god, you know what I mean.

Audra: No, what we have isn’t as meaningful as your connection to people who say they want nothing to do with you. Why? You know, if I accepted your proposal, you’d consider me family then, wouldn’t you? So, this is just you punishing me.

Tucker: No!

Audra: If I don’t bow to your commands, you can’t be bothered–

Tucker: Bow to my commands?

Audra: Showing me an ounce of respect. Tucker, I am tired of this!

Tucker: Hey.

Audra: I– I’m done with your little game.

Tucker: This is not a game. This is no game to me. Do you know what? Hey. Do you know what he says to me every time, every time I see him? “You cannot be trusted, tucker. You are a pathological liar, tucker. You– you– you only think of yourself, tucker.” And no, this is not the scenario that I dreamed of that might bring us back together, but it is a chance. It’s a shot at having a future with him.

Audra: And what about our future? We plan and plan and plan, and when it comes down to it, you cancel because you can’t keep your word. And it is time you ask yourself why.

Tucker: I just–

Audra: No, you know what? I’ll tell you. Deep down inside, you don’t want this.

Tucker: That’s not true.

Audra: You don’t want us.

Tucker: No, I don’t want us because I want to salvage my relationship with my son?

Audra: If you don’t want to go to paris with me, I will go without you!

Tucker: Come on. Audra.

Jill: I cannot believe the two of you. You do realize that this is nothing less than an ambush, don’t you?

Devon: We’re just following your lead, jill.

Abby: You could’ve at least given me a heads up.

Devon: I know, I’m sorry. We didn’t have time.

Jill: That you two would try to pull a number on billy and me like this is outrageous.

Lily: This is not against you, jill. This is what is fair. If billy has voting power, his votes and vetoes should not override ours. When you and I brought this partnership into play with hamilton-winters, it was on equal footing. And now with billy involved, the balance has shifted. So, we should all have equal voices.

Jill: Right. Equal. Meanwhile, you and devon have already made up your little voting block. This move practically neutralizes billy and anything he would put forward.

Lily: I wanted to discuss billy’s role and boundaries in the meeting the other day. But the meeting got side-tracked and we never got back on track.

Jill: So, you decided not to bring it up until this very moment, huh?

Devon: Jill, billy’s barely been back here and he’s already causing instability in the company. We’re spending more time in these board meetings than focusing on the work that we have at hand. And we need to get back on solid ground.

Jill: And this is the way to do it, you think, devon? By stripping billy of all his power and in effect stripping me of mine?

Devon: No, you stripped yourself of that power when you handed it to billy without telling anybody. And this is us trying to rectify it. So, let’s have this vote.

Jill: Why are we even bothering to take a vote? We all know how it’s gonna turn out. It’ll be devon and lily against jill and billy. And there’s no doubt which way abby’s gonna vote. So, are we done here? Because I wanna call my lawyer and figure out a way to fight this.

Abby: Jill, there’s no need to call your lawyers.

Jill: Abby, if you think I’m just gonna roll over and accept this ambush, you’ve got another thing coming.

Abby: No need for that either. Because I’m voting with you and billy.

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Jill: Thank you for making the wise choice, abby. And lily and devon. Nice try, but I’m afraid you’re stuck with billy. And do not try this again. There will be no more board votes without billy present. I’m sorry you both feel this way, but this is the way I want it. So, make it work.

Devon: That’s great.

Lily: Well, I guess I should’ve voted for nate to join the board.

Abby: You know what? I’m sorry, lily. And now I know what it feels like to have no warning about a consequential decision.

Devon: Babe, I’m sorry that I sprung it on you, but why would you vote against me?

Abby: Why did you just think I would automatically vote with you? You didn’t even discuss it with me first. You took my vote for granted.

Devon: I didn’t mean to take your vote for granted, but I thought you understood the situation and you agreed that billy’s power needed to be neutralized.

Abby: Okay, even if I did agree with you, it doesn’t mean that I think your solution would meet that goal. I did what I thought was right.

Devon: How could anybody think that billy being forced down our throats is right?

Abby: You know, my whole life, I have been forced to choose between the people that I love. Between the newmans and the abbotts. Between family members on the same side. The last person that I thought would put me in this position is you.

Audra: Sally.

Sally: Shouldn’t you be on your way to the airport?

Audra: Whiskey. Neat.

Sally: Uh oh. What happened? You look upset.

Audra: Well, the fact that tucker is a complete jackass might have something to do with it.

Sally: Oh, god. What happened?

Audra: Oh, you know, nothing new. Just tucker’s chosen to put someone else’s concerns ahead of mine.

Sally: Ashley?

Audra: No, this time it’s devon. Tucker’s chosen to take on some doomed mission for his son instead of honoring his promise to me.

Sally: Okay, hold on. Walk me through what happened.

Audra: We were all ready to go to paris, but no. This entitled egomaniac just managed to wriggle out of it once again, claiming some opportunity to get back in devon’s good graces. Does he honestly think he can put everyone else first and I’ll just stick around? I am not some toy to be played with. I will not be treated this way and I will not stand for it anymore. What? Can’t you see what a thoughtless bastard tucker’s being?

Sally: As your friend, I get your frustration. But this time, I can kind of see tucker’s point of view.

Phyllis: You’re questioning yourself because of something abby did?

Daniel: Well, I consider her a friend, a good friend.

Phyllis: She’s not a friend.

Daniel: She is.

Phyllis: No, she’s not. She is a newman and an abbott. She’s a spoiled little rich girl who’s never had to really work like the rest of us. And who was she raised by? Victor and ashley. Who pounded into her brain that family comes first. The family business will always come first.

Daniel: And that’s gonna take precedence over supporting me?

Phyllis: Okay. Yes. Yes. As for lily, she’s gonna come around. She’s not the type of person to hold a grudge.

Daniel: Yeah, I don’t know if it’s that simple. I can’t just sit back and wait for lily to come around. This is bigger than that.

Phyllis: How’s it bigger than that?

Daniel: I don’t know what I am gonna do if I can’t get my games back. I mean, I have built my life around them. I moved back to genoa city thinking that I could start over here with people I loved. And with people that I thought loved me. But, you know, everything just– it– it feels different.

Phyllis: Hey, no, it’s not different. Everybody loves you.

Daniel: No, come on. And I barely see kevin anymore. I love being with heather and lucy, but we live in the same building as my ex. You know, and– and our breakup, it has definitely affected them. It’s definitely alienated them and isolated them. And something is just off there, and I don’t know what it is. I can’t put my finger on it, but I can’t fix it either.

Phyllis: Listen, listen, listen. You need to calm down. It’s a rough patch right now. And you’re gonna go home. You’re going to see your daughter, and she’s gonna tell you about her day. And then the three of you, maybe you’ll watch a movie or something. Something you like to do. And you’re gonna realize that you have a good life.

Daniel: Yeah. Yeah. Maybe you’re right. But maybe, I don’t know, what if this is as good as it gets for me? And I just have to accept the fact that I got to try and start my career from scratch and now my ex, she owns the game that pretty much helped me put my life back together. Yeah. Just accept that, right?

Phyllis: No, I never said you had to accept it.

Daniel: You know what? I think maybe I just need to get out of here. I need to go and I need to get my mind off this. I’ll go paint. Or I’ll sketch. Or, I don’t know, maybe I’ll try and come up with a new game. That would be good, right? That would show everyone. I don’t know. Just something to make me feel normal. Something to make me realize that this too will pass, right?

Phyllis: Hey, it will pass. It will pass. I want you to believe in yourself.

Daniel: It’s okay, it’s okay. You’re so talented, daniel.

Tucker: What happened to the good old days when kids actually listened to their parents. If advanced lung cancer

Phyllis: I never listened to my parents. I doubt you did either.

Tucker: Yeah, you’re probably right. Hey, I realized that normally we, uh, nice. We trade insults. But I could really use a parent-to-parent bonding moment right now. Go ahead.

Phyllis: List– I just wanna be honest with you. If that’s what you want, I don’t think I’m your person.

Tucker: Okay. It’s just, trying to reconnect with devon. He’s so preoccupied with work.

Phyllis: Is he? Ah, wow. Well, he’s probably trying to find a replacement for my genius son that he unceremoniously fired.

Tucker: Oh, that’s right. I forgot you work with chancellor-winters now. And daniel was fired? I didn’t know that. You know, it’s really too bad he didn’t take me up on my offer to market his video games. He’d be sitting pretty right now.

Phyllis: Okay, that wasn’t an option and you know it. You know, I believe in billy. I think that billy is going to convince the powers that be to rehire my son.

Tucker: Really?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: Billy has that much influence?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Jill transferred all of her corporate power to him. So lily and devon, they don’t get to do what they please anymore.

Devon: Look, you’re absolutely right, okay? I shouldn’t have just put you in the middle of it. We were running out of time. And, you know, that’s not even an excuse. I should’ve taken the time and I should’ve talked to you. I’m sorry.

Abby: Thank you for seeing my point. But you and lily should know that I did have legitimate reasons for voting against you.

Lily: Okay, well, let’s hear it.

Abby: There is enough tension in this company. And putting handcuffs on billy is only gonna create more. And denying jill autonomy in her own role is a fire starter.

Devon: Yeah, but she lit the match when she gave billy her power without telling us.

Abby: Jill brought chancellor into this partnership. A more established and, quite frankly, better endowed entity. You and lily have clearly benefited from the deal. So putting limits on billy only puts limits on jill. I mean, is that really how you want to treat your partner?

Devon: I mean, lily and i considered all those things before we went ahead with the plan and we thought it made the most sense.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, this would’ve definitely been the easiest way to deal with it, but I guess that’s not really an option. Maybe there’s a silver lining to this motion not passing.

Devon: What would that be?

Lily: Well, I think weakening billy’s power might’ve made him more dangerous.

Audra: I can’t believe you’re siding with tucker.

Sally: No, ultimately, I am always on your side. I’m just saying that I can also see where tucker is coming from. And I’m saying that to you out of support and friendship so you don’t always feel like an afterthought in his life.

Audra: Except I am, sally.

Sally: Totally separate is that he is desperate to reconnect with his son and grandson. And this does seem like a potential golden opportunity.

Audra: Yeah, okay, maybe. But this isn’t the first time he’s canceled on me at the last minute.

Sally: Yes, maybe. But this seems different. Look, when I was little, my parents basically ignored me. I would give anything for them to spend more time with me. I’m actually a little jealous of devon that he’s got a devoted parent who wants to go out on a limb and show how much he cares.

Audra: Well, I think devoted is kind of a stretch for tucker. But I know what you’re saying. Look, I’ve had my share of family sob stories. But that’s still no excuse for how tucker treats me.

Sally: He loves you, audra. And he has faith in your feelings for him. That is not him taking you for granted. That’s trust.

Audra: Yeah, but it’s being shoved aside because he just assumes I’ll stick around. You know, devon’s cut him out of his life because he is sick of tucker’s methods always crossing the line. Methods tucker will continue to use, claiming that it’s on devon’s behalf. And he’s just willing to throw away everything he has with me just to make things even worse with his son.

Sally: But you don’t know that for sure.

Audra: But I know tucker and I know how he operates. This thing is destined for disaster. And mind you, all of this is happening right after he already canceled my trip for ashley.

Sally: I still think you might be conflating the two situations.

Audra: And why shouldn’t I? Tucker has always taken me for granted. Everyone else always comes first. And I don’t know why. Does he think that I’m just less important or– or more forgiving? Or maybe he just assumes that I am desperate, but I am not having it.

Sally: Okay, so what– what are you gonna do?

Audra: You know, maybe I’ll use our trip reservations, go to paris, and turn the glissade board of directors against him and convince them to appoint me as his replacement. That seems like a great idea.

Sally: You’d actually go there?

Audra: Well, it wouldn’t be the first time I consider taking his company away from him. You know, tucker thinks he has all the power in this relationship. But I refuse to live with that. I won’t live with that. I am done.

You’re the one that I want!

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Abby: Hey, do you have a second?

Lily: Uh, sure. Come on in.

Abby: I just– I wanted to make sure you understood the reason why I voted the way I did.

Lily: I do. I appreciate you bringing your own perspective, even if we disagree.

Abby: Well, I wish everyone felt that way. And no, I’m not referring to devon.

Lily: Who are you talking about?

Abby: Daniel. I ran into him and I told him I voted against settling the lawsuit with him.

Lily: Okay, um, I’m sure that was hard, but you shouldn’t discuss board business with people outside of the board, especially someone that we’re in a legal battle with.

Abby: I understand, but i only told him the way I voted, nothing more.

Lily: Yeah, but, uh, it’s still confidential, so you probably shouldn’t share that information. But anyway, I’ll, um, I’ll share something with you.

Abby: Okay.

Lily: Uh, daniel came here and was pleading his case again. And I don’t know, it kind of got to me. I know there’s gonna be a lot of bad publicity following this trial, which is something that we definitely should avoid.

Abby: Yeah, it could get pretty ugly before it’s all over with.

Lily: Yeah, so I’m trying to find a way that we can maybe have some middle ground and avoid this whole legal battle.

Abby: Like what?

Lily: Um, I don’t know, maybe we do give him one of the games and we keep a portion of the revenue. Maybe he’s an outside consultant and, you know, he can make a cut of the profits. Given that the platform is performing really well right now, it’s a pretty good deal.

Abby: Yeah, that sounds like a very fair compromise. We have enough to deal with the way everything’s blowing up right now.

Lily: And no doubt, it’s only gonna get worse from here.

Nate: Uh, hello, ladies.

Sally: Nate, good to see you.

Nate: You as well, sally. Uh, look, I hate to interrupt your conversation, but do you mind if I steal audra away for a minute?

Sally: Not a problem. I actually have to run anyway. Good luck.

Audra: Thank you. So, uh, how much of that did you hear?

Nate: Enough to know that I’m not surprised. I tried to warn you that tucker couldn’t be trusted. He’ll always put himself and his own interests first, audra.

Audra: Okay, yeah.

Nate: You, not so much.

Audra: The last thing that I need right now is your I told you so speech, or the implication that I’m a sucker because you just wanna make yourself feel better, so…

Nate: That’s not my intention at all, okay? You are one of the sharpest people I know, audra. So, what do you plan to do now?

Audra: Well, I’m deciding whether to use our reservations to fly off to paris without tucker.

Nate: I have a much better idea. Why don’t you skip the trip? Stay. Have dinner with me.

Tucker: That’s really surprising. So, jill has essentially handed over power of the company to billy. Huh. And I’m sure he’s wielding his newfound power all over the place.

Phyllis: All over the country.

Tucker: What do you mean?

Phyllis: He’s on a national tour right now promoting chancellor-winter’s divisions.

Tucker: No fooling.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: Uh, excuse me a second.

Devon: Hi, can I get a small decaf? Thanks.

Tucker: Hey, um, billy is out of town. So, it’s the perfect time to deal with him. We could circumvent any trouble he’s planning to cause with jill’s share of the company.

Devon: How do you know that billy’s out of town? That’s not public information.

Tucker: Well, you know me. I always have my ear to the ground.

Devon: Ear to the ground. Hang on a second. Hey, phyllis.

Phyllis: Hey.

Devon: How you doing?

Phyllis: Great.

Devon: Good. Did you just happen to tell tucker about billy’s new position and him going out of town?

Phyllis: Excuse me?

Devon: Where’d you find out about that?

Phyllis: Uh, from billy.

Devon: From billy? And you just decided to violate your confidentiality clause?

Phyllis: Yep, I did.

Devon: Wow.

Phyllis: Yeah, and since we’re breaking rules here, I might as well tell you I’m very disturbed that you fired the head of my division. Not only that, to add insult to injury really, you stole his creations. Who does that?

Devon: It’s funny you should bring that up, actually, ’cause I was wondering how you would even want to still work at the company.

Phyllis: Yeah, I was wondering, too. Uh, let me cut to the chase. I’ll save you the trouble. I quit. You don’t have to fire me.

Devon: Really?

Phyllis: Your business, by the way, is toxic.

Devon: That’s good to know. And I accept your resignation. Thank you for making my job a lot easier.

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Ashley: What’s wrong?

Alan: I– I– this isn’t a good idea.

Ashley: Who says?

Alan: I– I just can’t, okay?

Ashley: Why not?

Alan: Well, I don’t think it’s a good idea.

Ashley: Well, it was a good idea a second ago. What changed?

Alan: Look, you are a beautiful woman, but I just can’t have this kind of relationship with you.

Ashley: But you still haven’t told me why.

Alan: Anything that happened between us romantically would be unfair to you. That–

Ashley: Oh. Are you seeing someone?

Alan: Uh, no. No, that’s– that’s not it.

Ashley: Okay, well, then I don’t get it. Why is it unfair for us to see each other? What aren’t you telling me?

Lily: Esther, hi. Have you heard from billy today?

Esther: Uh, no, he hasn’t been in.

Lily: Okay, I’ve been trying to reach him, and nobody seems to know where he is.

Esther: Sorry, I wish I could tell you.

Lily: It’s okay. Um, let me know if he checks in, okay?

Esther: Will do. Oh, wait, lily, I wanted to tell you. I got this weird e-mail from jill earlier today.

Lily: Oh, god. What did it say?

Esther: She told me that she wanted me to forward all her chancellor-winters correspondence to billy. But I wanted to check with you first. Is that right? Is that what I’m supposed to do?

Lily: Yeah, unfortunately, yes.

Esther: Really? You’ve gotta be kidding. What does that mean? Oh, is jill retiring?

Lily: No.

Esther: Is there a man? Oh, there’s gotta be a man. Wait, is billy taking over? Oh, no, no, am I gonna have my–

Lily: Esther, esther, everything is fine. Everything is fine, okay? No one’s leaving, all right? Let me know if billy calls you.

Esther: Okay.

Nate: So, uh, any news?

Lily: Yep, I spoke to jill. Everything billy said was legit.

Nate: Wow.

Lily: Yep. And now, I haven’t heard from him. He’s unreachable. Hasn’t even showed up to the office today.

Nate: Okay, so what do you think this means?

Lily: I don’t know. First day nerves?

Nate: With billy? Right.

Lily: I mean, what terrifies me is that billy abbott has just been handed the keys of the kingdom. And apparently, he’s blowing us off.

Devon: Is this a good time to talk?

Audra: You know, if you came here to blast your father or blame him for something, then no, it’s not a good time.

Tucker: Audra.

Audra: Aren’t either of you tired of it? Of you always asking for forgiveness and you shutting him down.

Devon: I’m sorry, is he your dad or mine? Can he speak for himself?

Audra: Very funny, devon. That’s up to him.

Tucker: Why don’t we just hear what he has to say.

Audra: Fine, I’ll give you two some privacy.

Devon: Thanks.

Audra: I’ll be upstairs, packing for our trip.

Tucker: After you.

Devon: So, where are you two headed?

Tucker: Paris.

Devon: Really?

Tucker: Yeah.

Devon: That’s sudden. You gonna be gone for a while?

Tucker: Is that idle curiosity or wishful thinking?

Devon: It’s just a question.

Tucker: Uh, we’re going for a little while for business. Mixing in some pleasure. But your reaction made me wonder.

Devon: About what?

Tucker: Would it bother you at all if I left town for good?

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Devon: Tucker, this is not the time for this.

Tucker: Sorry, the time for what?

Devon: To… to test me on how I feel about you.

Tucker: No, no, no, I don’t mean it as a test. It’s a simple question. If I were no longer here, would it matter to you?

Devon: I mean, I– I’m used to you being gone. So, you know, you’re always traveling the world. You’re clearly comfortable living in different places. So, it probably makes sense for you to leave town, considering how things stand for you right now.

Tucker: You mean considering most of the people in this town can’t stand me? Including my own son?

Devon: You know, I’m just trying to answer your question.

Tucker: So, what’s on your mind?

Devon: I want you to be honest with me about something. I want to know what your original plan was with mamie to get jill out of chancellor-winters. I wanna know what you were gonna do.

Tucker: Well, that’s old news.

Devon: I’m aware.

Tucker: I have no designs on your company whatsoever, with or without mamie.

Devon: And I believe that.

Tucker: But someone else does. Is it coming from inside or outside?

Devon: Inside.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. Which leads us to which power-hungry insider with a perpetual chip on his shoulder would have the stones to pull off such a thing? Billy. You want him out, don’t you?

[ Knock on door ]

Audra: Sally!

Sally: Hi, neighbor.

Audra: Hi.

Sally: I just wanted to stop by. Are you busy?

Audra: No, no, no, no. Come on in.

Sally: Are you sure? ‘Cause I don’t wanna, like, interrupt anything.

Audra: No, it’s fine. I’m just checking and rechecking my suitcase for the thousandth time to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything.

Sally: Are you going on a trip?

Audra: Paris. Uh, paris, among other european destinations to be decided later. We’re actually leaving tonight.

Sally: You’re finally going.

Audra: Yeah.

Sally: Wow, I’m happy for you. I’m jealous, also. But now I get why you’re in such a good mood.

Audra: Um, no, still not engaged. I think tucker is counting on the romantic pull of the city lights to change my mind, but I can be just as stubborn as he is.

Sally: Well, it’s all wonderful, engagement ring or not. I’m really happy for you, audra.

Audra: Thank you. Is there something on your mind?

Sally: No. No, I don’t want to bother you with it before your trip, so…

Audra: No, sally, we’re friends now. You can bother me with anything. What’s going on?

Sally: I wanna get your advice. How do you know when it’s finally time to cut and run?

Ashley: So, you think I’m crazy?

Alan: Ashley, you know I don’t use words like that.

Ashley: Right. But I must be a delicate flower, and you just can’t cross that line.

Alan: It’s– it’s not about you, all right? Obviously, you are a beautiful, intelligent and fascinating woman.

Ashley: Well, I definitely felt an attraction. And I felt it from both sides.

Alan: I just don’t think it could go anywhere.

Ashley: So, stop dancing around it. Tell me why.

Alan: This is not my home. And, uh, you know, I can’t stay here indefinitely. And it is your home. Your family lives here. And I just don’t see how it could work out.

Ashley: Are you actually telling me that I’m geographically undesirable?

Alan: I wouldn’t use that phrase exactly. But, yeah, it would be a long-distance relationship. And in my experience, those kinds of things rarely work out.

Ashley: I don’t buy it.

Alan: What?

Ashley: Well, who’s to say I wouldn’t move to paris if someone, you know, made me want to?

Alan: Well, I couldn’t ask that of you.

Ashley: Then, why are you here at all?

Alan: Ashley, I–

Ashley: You’re here because you wanna psychoanalyze me. Just admit it, alan.

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Ashley: Well, I feel foolish.

Alan: Ashley, I– I–

Ashley: This whole time I’ve been throwing myself at you and you’re just interested in what makes me tick.

Alan: No. You are a good friend. All right? And I’ve obviously hurt your feelings. And I’m very, very sorry for that and–

Ashley: What are you sorry for? Leading me on?

Alan: I’m sorry you think–

Ashley: I really– I thought that you changed your plans for me ’cause you were interested in me and not my issues. Well, I guess the joke’s on me, isn’t it, alan?

Alan: I do care about you.

Ashley: Yeah, just like you care about all your patients?

Alan: No, it is not like that.

Ashley: Goodbye, alan. And trust me, the next time i need a shrink, I will call you.

Alan: No, ashley, I…

Lily: Great, thank you.

Nate: So, what happens now?

Lily: Well, until we know where billy is and what his plan is, nothing.

Nate: Mm. I warned devon to back off with billy, that it wasn’t gonna end well, and it would just piss him off.

Lily: I know.

Nate: And here we are.

Lily: No, it’s okay. We all could’ve handled things better. This is where we are, right? Just gotta figure out how to move forward without killing each other.

Nate: I’m all for that, but it’s kinda hard to make plans when one of your key people is missing in action. Did billy give you any idea about what he wanted to do?

Lily: No. I was hoping to find that out today.

Nate: Well, I am pretty sure I know where I stand with the guy. And that’s nowhere.

Lily: No, I wouldn’t be so sure about that.

Nate: Come on, lily. He voted against my rejoining the board.

Lily: That’s because it was a dig at devon, okay? And– and he and jill were worried that our family was trying to push them out, which kind of turned out to be true.

Nate: She must’ve been reading aunt mamie’s mind.

Lily: Well, I mean, I wouldn’t put anything past those women, including clairvoyance.

Nate: You know, maybe we shouldn’t have been so hard on aunt mamie. We might need her down the road.

Lily: No, no. She needed to back off. All mamie wants to do is just go after jill at all costs. So no, we have to keep her out of the loop until we have a plan.

Nate: Agreed.

[ Cell phone buzzes ] What is it?

Lily: It’s from billy.

Nate: And?

Lily: It is not good news.

Tucker: Am I right? Is billy your target?

Devon: Good job.

Tucker: Yes. I will help you in any way I can.

Devon: Yeah?

Tucker: I’ve never had much use for billy anyway.

Devon: Well, just know I’m not looking to have a partnership with you or form an alliance over this, okay?

Tucker: Any way you wanna play it.

Devon: That’s how I wanna play it. I’m just looking for information. Nothing’s changed between us.

Tucker: Well. I would disagree there.

Devon: Well, if you disagree with that, then maybe this is a mistake.

Tucker: No, no, no. It’s not a mistake. Wait a minute, devon. Wait a minute!

Devon: What?

Tucker: I was about to say that I disagree that nothing has changed because as far as I’m concerned, maybe this is an opportunity to prove to you that I have changed.

Ms. Abbott: Face it, sweetie. Your plan didn’t work. Time to hand this over to someone who can get it done quickly and painlessly.

Ashley: No, I am not giving up on love. It is the only way to fix ashley’s heart and her mind. Now, I’m gonna have a little tasty bit of tequila.

Traci: Ashley, hi. I thought I heard you come in. Uh, wow. Who– who were you talking to?

Ashley: Myself. Is that a crime?

Traci: No, sorry. Just asking. Um, how are you?

Ashley: Fine.

Traci: Good. Um, where did you go?

Ashley: Out.

Traci: Yeah, I– I know you went out, ashley. I’m just curious. Did you have a chance to see alan?

Ashley: And wouldn’t you like to know?

Traci: I’m just making conversation.

Ashley: No, I know what you want. You wanna know if alan has fixed me, right? You wanna know because, uh, god forbid ashley have any feelings or emotions. I mean, the family just gets so uncomfortable when she’s like that, right? She’s just so much to handle. Ashley’s just too much, period. Isn’t she?

Traci: No. No one in the family thinks that at all about you.

Ashley: The hell, you don’T. You say you love me. You’re trying to convince me something’s wrong with me, traci. That’s not love. That’s hurtful. But I’ve accepted you. I’ve accepted jack. I’ve accepted all of you. So, why is it different for me? Why can’t you accept me?

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Devon: All right. Fine. If you want to use this as a way to show that you’re a changed man, talk and prove it.

Tucker: That’s all I ask.

Devon: Just know this is not gonna be a quid pro quo situation. We’re not gonna be exchanging favors.

Tucker: I haven’t asked for any.

Devon: Yeah, you did. You did. You just asked me and abby if you can go to dominic’s performance.

Tucker: Oh.

Devon: All right. And those are the kind of things I’m talking about. Either you’re gonna help me or you’re not.

Tucker: That’s fine. Yeah. I agree to that.

Devon: Good.

Tucker: I just ask you to keep an open mind.

Devon: Well, that depends on how this goes.

Tucker: Okay. So, just so we’re clear, we’re talking about billy, yes?

Devon: Yes, we are.

Tucker: Well, frankly, I’m not surprised he’s become an issue, but he’s no fool. This would need to be handled quickly, but most importantly, carefully.

Devon: All right. But just to be clear, again, I don’t want you handling anything, okay? I just wanna know what you were gonna do, and if you had any leverage over jill that I can turn against billy now. That’s all I want from you. It’s all I need.

Audra: Well, talk to me. What’s going on? Are– are you and adam having problems?

Sally: No, no, no. No. No, it’s not about that at all, actually. Adam and I are more than great.

Audra: Good.

Sally: Yeah. He’s sweet, attentive. He’s challenging, but so brilliant.

Audra: Hm. Challenging and so brilliant. That is not the kind of man you can just walk away from.

Sally: No, it is not. I agree. No, I’m– I’m– I’m talking about my interior design business.

Audra: Oh. Uh, yeah. Startups are never easy, sally. But– but sit down. Let’s talk about it. Um..how isour business struggling? I– I’d love to help.

Sally: We’re not struggling. We are sinking.

Audra: Oh.

Sally: And I’ve actually been paying a lot of our bills out of my personal account.

Audra: Oh, wow.

Sally: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Not supposed to do that, but I did.

Audra: Yeah.

Sally: And between us, I’m actually really afraid that this is a hole we can’t dig ourselves out of.

Audra: Okay, well, let’s just slow down a bit. Let’s go over your options.

Sally: Okay, so chloe and i talked about cutting our losses and going back to our first love, which has always been fashion.

Audra: Oh. Well, I mean, there you have your answer, sally. Listen, I always love what you’re wearing, okay? You have superb taste. Why not just go for it?

Sally: Thank you. Um, it’s just not that simple.

Audra: Why?

Sally: Nick invested money in this business and I’m really afraid that I’m gonna let him down.

Audra: Well, if he’s as good a guy as you keep telling me he is, I think he’ll understand. Plus, he’s a newman, girl. They have money. He can just report it as a business loss on his taxes, and that’ll help mitigate the expense.

Sally: I know. I know. But there’s also the fact that I’ve had numerous businesses over the last several years and I… I don’t know. I just really want to find a lane and stick to it.

Audra: Yeah, I get what you’re saying, but… it just seems to me that you are capable in a lot of different areas. Okay, you’ve done, uh, fashion, interior design, you’ve ran newman media and I bet you could run a baseball team if you put your mind to it.

Sally: Yeah, and design their uniforms for free.

Audra: Already cutting costs.

Sally: Yeah.

Audra: Okay, jokes aside, you are good at a lot of things, sally, okay? But it all comes down to what you really wanna do with your life, what your heart tells you to do.

Sally: Yeah. It’s a simple question. Just wish it was a simple answer.

Traci: Ashley, we are not the enemy. All any one of us wants is what’s best for you, what will make you happy.

Ashley: And you don’t think I want that.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Traci: Ah. Alan, oh, my goodness, what a nice surprise.

Alan: I hope this isn’t a bad time.

Traci: It’s not. Please, come in.

Alan: Thank you. Hi.

Ashley: Hello.

Traci: Um, so, I have a meeting with my publisher on the phone in just a few minutes. Could you both excuse me?

Ashley: Definitely. Hm. So, what are you doing here?

Alan: Well, I, uh, I wanted to, um, continue our conversation.

Ashley: You did? Why? Did you have a change of heart?

Alan: Well, I– I just want you to know that I am here as your friend, ashley. Now, I– I am a professional, and there are concerns, but you and I have been friends for a very long time…

Ms. Abbott: You know why he’s here, it’s because you overplayed your hand. He’s on to you. They’re all on to you. You had your shot, and you blew it. Now, it’s my turn.

Alan: …Anything I said–

Ashley: I don’t wanna hear this!

Alan: Ashley, are you– are you all right?

Ashley: Of course, I’m all right. Why wouldn’t I be? ()

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Audra: Did you know I used to be an artist?

Sally: No, I did not know that.

Audra: Oh, yeah, I– I loved it. You know, the– the art life. I painted, uh, sculpted, experimented. It was all very intense, uh, but fun. And not at all profitable.

Sally: What happened?

Audra: Well, you know, as i got older, I– I started looking at other people’s work and thinking, “you’re okay, but could you really make a career out of this? So, I had to be objective and honest about my work. And it was– it was heartbreaking to come to that realization. Yeah. And who knows, you know? Maybe I could have made it in the art world. Been the next frida kahlo. I don’t know. But what I did know was that i was down to my last few packets of ramen noodles. And girl, paint is so expensive. So, I had to choose. Do I want a life of struggle or do I want security? So, I went with business school.

Sally: Do you have any regrets?

Audra: Zero regrets. You know, my heart wasn’t in it. I was miserable trying to become this person I wasn’t meant to be. Besides, most artists’ work only becomes valuable after their death and I need to taste my success. You know, the business world is where I practice my art now. And I am as good as anybody.

Sally: The thing is… I’ve always known who I’m supposed to be. I think it’s just really a matter of reclaiming that passion and sticking to it.

Audra: Exactly. Sometimes, you just need someone to remind you.

[ Alan sighing ]

Alan: Look, I’m sorry I keep asking how you’re doing, but it seemed like you were in distress just now.

Ashley: I have a lot going on.

Alan: Do you wanna talk about it?

Ashley: No, I don’t wanna talk about it. I think we’ve talked enough.

Alan: Okay, I’m– I’m sorry I’ve upset you.

Ashley: I’m not upset. I’m bored. All this probing you’re doing into my feelings and my emotions, it’s exhausting. Frankly, you’re exhausting.

Alan: Well, I’m sorry you feel that way. I thought our friendship was strong enough to handle honesty.

Ashley: Hm. Well, maybe our friendship has run its course.

Alan: Wait, ashley, where are you going?

Ashley: I have a life, alan.

Alan: No, ashley, wait.

Ashley: No, listen, I do not need you to take care of me, okay? I’m perfectly capable of taking care of myself. I don’t need to be rescued. Thank you so much.

Alan: Ashley.

Traci: Ah, I thought I heard the door slam. Did, um, did ashley leave?

Alan: Yeah.

Traci: Oh. All right, what do you think? How is she?

Alan: Well, I’m afraid it’s worse than I thought. There’s obviously more than one personality at play here, and the one I just spoke to is rather concerning.

Tucker: I wish I would’ve had a silver bullet to take down jill and billy, but the fact of the matter is there was no specific plan.

Devon: I find that really hard to believe.

Tucker: Why would I lie to you about that now?

Devon: I have no idea. You lie about a whole bunch of things that you don’t need to lie about, so…

Tucker: I’m telling you the truth. I– I very often just wing it and trust that the solution will present itself at the right time. And sometimes, that works. Sometimes, it doesn’t, you know. It does keep people guessing. Which is nice.

Devon: Yeah, but what did you expect to happen?

Tucker: I thought once mamie was inside chancellor-winters, she could dig up some dirt on jill that I could use to do my thing, but obviously that didn’t happen.

Devon: ‘Cause mamie turned on you.

Tucker: And then you turned on me, so I just abandoned the whole deal. And you can ask mamie if you don’t believe me.

Devon: No, that’s not an option right now, so I’m gonna have to take your word for it.

Tucker: Oh, really? Is there some family drama going on?

Devon: No, it’s– no, it’s nothing that would concern you.

Tucker: Well, it might if you’re asking me to be involved.

Devon: It’s just we’re not seeing eye-to-eye on some business issues and I’m gonna leave it at that.

Tucker: Hm. I am sorry.

Devon: For what?

Tucker: A lot of things. Uh… I’m sorry that I can’t give more help to you in this situation. I feel like I’m letting you down.

Devon: No, this is not you letting me down. You don’t have to be sorry for this. I just… it was a long shot and I need to find a different angle, that’s all.

Tucker: Yeah. Maybe– maybe I have one. Let me take care of billy.

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Lily: “Sorry for the abrupt departure. I figured you could use the time to cool down and come to terms with my new position at the company. Maybe even get devon to put those gloves back on. Meanwhile, I’ll be taking a trip to various company offices to wave the chancellor-winters flag and get to know them a little better. All in the interest of fostering strong communication. I’ll be in touch, billy.” I mean, what do you think?

Nate: I can’t believe the guy’s already taken the victory lap.

Lily: No, this is more serious than that. He’s using this trip to gather allies. He’s probably gonna charm them and– and flatter them and make a lot of promises that we’re gonna have to deal with. He’s fired the first shot.

Devon: No, tucker. I don’t want you going after billy abbott or anybody at chancellor-winters, and especially not on my behalf, okay?

Tucker: Hear me out, at least. Consider it.

Devon: What?

Tucker: I can take actions that you can’t, or would rather not. And I just have way more experience in this kind of thing than you do. And it’s in your best interest to think about this as a long-game strategy. This is not gonna be a quick-fix type of thing.

Devon: What would your long-game strategy be? What would the plan be?

Tucker: Well, once I got rid of billy, you’d still have jill to deal with and she is going to be thoroughly pissed that billy has been kicked to the curb. And if she finds out you had anything to do with it, she is gonna be out for your blood. And believe me, that woman knows how to hold a grudge.

Devon: Okay, yeah. So, what would the plan be? Are you gonna do all the dirty work and I get to keep my hands clean?

Tucker: Perfect, isn’t it?

Devon: Not if she finds out that we had this conversation. Which wouldn’t be a stretch for jill because she knows that billy and I have issues.

Tucker: Ah, but you would resolve those issues, devon. You would make a big show, a public show, of, uh, your one-for-all, all-for-one feelings about billy. And meanwhile, I would remain the bad guy in town. You would be the honorable son who wants nothing to do with me. Billy’s out of the picture. And you have one less obstacle in your way.

Devon: Right.

Tucker: What do you think?

Devon: I think– I think it sounds complicated. And it’s messy, clearly. And I think it would probably blow up in our face.

Tucker: It’s definitely gonna be complicated. You can’t just ask billy to leave.

Devon: Yeah, I know, I’m aware of that. But I didn’t– I didn’t come here for this. I came just to get information from you. I don’t want you to make new problems for me, okay? But I do appreciate you and your willingness to help me. It does mean a lot. And I thank you for the information. But, no thanks.

Tucker: Okay. Um… I’m sorry that I couldn’t be more helpful to you.

Devon: It’s okay.

Tucker: Uh–

Devon: See you.

Tucker: Yeah.

Sally: Well, thank you, audra. You’ve really given me a lot to think about.

Audra: You’d do the same for me.

Sally: I would love to see your art one day. Did you keep any of it?

Audra: It’s in a storage somewhere. I don’t even think about that part of my life anymore.

Sally: Well, I’m sure you’re a lot better than you give yourself credit for.

Audra: I’m where I’m supposed to be and you will be too. Just keep believing in yourself.

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Sally: What is it?

Audra: Uh, the airline found us an earlier flight. Which means I better hustle and finish packing.

Sally: Oh, yeah. I will not keep you.

Audra: Uh, no. You can stick around.

Sally: Um, no. Really, I– I– I– it’s fine. But please bring me back a souvenir.

Audra: Ooh, you got it. Boy, I can’t wait to say au revoir, genoa city and au revoir, ashley.

Traci: So, you’re talking about multiple personalities. Is– is this an official diagnosis?

Alan: Well, to be clear, it’s too early to say for sure if it’s did. Dissociative identity disorder.

Traci: Oh. I– I– I had no idea. I– I– I mean, I was so afraid when I was watching her, but i didn’t wanna think it was this extreme.

Alan: Well, you’ve seen it as well as I have. One moment, she’s flirtatious, coquettish even, and then she’s rigid and dismissive. These identities are all a part of ashley.

Traci: So, are they competing with each other? Are– are they working together? And more importantly, can they hurt her?

Alan: Well, it’s too early to say, but if in fact this is did, these personas are usually developed in order to help protect ashley’s psyche.

Traci: Protect her psyche from what?

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Audra: Okay. All right. Hey.

Tucker: Hey, mi amor.

Audra: So, how did it go with devon?

Tucker: Better than I would’ve hoped.

Audra: Huh. So, he was civil?

Tucker: Yeah, he was. He wanted a favor.

Audra: Hm. Well, that makes sense now. I– I hope you didn’t give it to him. Not after all the times he’s pulled a rug out from under you. He doesn’t deserve it.

Tucker: That’s for me to decide, isn’t it?

Audra: So, what’s the favor?

Tucker: If I can succeed at getting billy abbott out at chancellor-winters, devon says he’s willing to give me another chance as a father.

Nate: It sounds like billy to want to go off and play a visiting hero, but what does he hope to prove?

Lily: That he’s in charge? That he’s the man to see?

Nate: Yes, but you’re still ceo.

Lily: Well, I guess maybe he’s gonna try to play–

Devon: Hey.

Lily: Nice of you to join us. Where have you been?

Devon: I had an errand to run.

Lily: Was it more important than billy and jill shaking up the entire company?

Devon: I was trying to find a solution to that problem.

Lily: And how’d that go?

Devon: It didn’t go. It didn’t go at all. Nothing came of it. What’s happening here, though?

Nate: Uh, billy has taken off on a goodwill tour to visit some of our regional offices and spread the word that he’s moved up in the world.

Devon: Good.

Lily: No, it’s not good. While we’re stuck here trying to figure out what to do, he’s putting himself out there as the face of chancellor-winters.

Devon: Let him. We’ll use it to our advantage. ‘Cause the longer he’s gone, the more time we have to figure out how to cut him off at the knees before he gets back.

Alan: Well, at this stage, I can’t really say what ashley’s personas are protecting her from, but most likely it’s something they don’t want her to cope with, which means we can assume it’s substantial.

Traci: Well, what can we do?

Alan: Well, we need to get her into a controlled, protective environment and I mean, that’s really the only place where treatment can work.

Traci: You’ve seen how she’s been acting lately. I– I– is that even possible?

Alan: The real ashley is in there somewhere. We just need to reach her and bring her to the surface and get her to agree to get the help that she needs.

Traci: And what if we can’t?

Alan: Well, I’m afraid there aren’t a lot of good alternatives.

Ashley: God, these stupid clothes.

Ash: Hey, what’s up?

Ashley: God, you little brat. I thought you were gone.

[ Ash laughs ]

Ash: You can’t get rid of me that easy.

Belle: And why on god’s green earth were you so mean to alan? He came over to apologize.

Ashley: Don’t you start with me, you tramp.

Belle: Now, you call me that one more time.

Ash: So mean, and she thinks she’s in charge.

Ashley: Shut up, both of you! Stay in your place. I’ve got work to do. It’s time for tucker mccall to die.

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[ Knock on door ]

Daniel: Hey. Is this a bad time?

Lily: What are you doing here?

Daniel: Well, I texted you asking if I could stop by, but I never heard back, so…

Lily: Well, I’m busy.

Daniel: Right. But I checked with esther and she seemed to think that you might have some time in between your meetings.

Lily: Well, she thought wrong. I don’t have time for whatever this is.

Daniel: I wanna discuss the lawsuit. The arbitration date’s coming up.

Lily: Yes, I am aware of that.

Daniel: I think that if you and I could just talk one-on-one, you know, before this all gets completely out of hand–

Lily: There’s nothing to talk about. You’re suing chancellor-winters and we’re gonna fight back.

Daniel: Lily, you know this isn’t right. I’m not asking for everything. I am just asking for the pieces of omegasphere that are closest to my heart.

Devon: Gosh, dominic’s gonna be a little mountain climber, isn’t he?

Abby: Oh, my gosh, he’s obsessed with the monkey bars. It took a while for him to get the hang of ’em, but now he is a pro.

Devon: I know. Nothing stops him either. He’ll fall down, scrape himself up, get blisters and bruises.

Abby: Oh, yeah, he just dusts himself off and gets back up again.

Devon: Where do you think he gets that stubbornness from? You or me?

Abby: Hm. Okay, I might be a little bit stubborn, but you…

Devon: I know. I can take it to another level.

Abby: I think it’s a good thing, though.

Devon: Really?

Abby: Yeah. So, before you mentioned that there were some things going on at work? No, what is it? Was it mamie?

Devon: No. It’s, uh, billy, actually.

Abby: Billy, yeah. Of course. What did he do this time?

Devon: He told lily and me that jill handed over all of her power at chancellor-winters to him.

Abby: Wait, what?

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: All of her power?

Devon: All of her power. She’s taken a step back and he has control.

Abby: Okay, well that doesn’t make any sense.

Devon: No, it doesn’t make any sense at all. Which is why I don’t think jill made this call on her own.

Abby: What do you mean?

Devon: I mean that this feels like a move by billy to assert his control over us. And I’m not gonna stand for it.

Ashley: Hi. Well, hi. Fancy meeting you here.

Audra: Oh, look who it is.

Ashley: Yeah, so please tell me you’ve wised up about tucker.

Audra: Oh, my god, we’re back to that?

Ashley: I know, I’m sorry. I can’t help it. I really can’T. I mean, I just don’t understand why you’re so taken with him. Oh, well. I guess everybody has their blind spots.

Audra: Um, of the two of us, I’m the one with the issues here.

Ashley: You know what, here you are all by yourself, right? A grown woman ready to take on the world. So maybe you really have ditched that snake?

Audra: Sorry to disappoint you, but tucker and I are solid. We’re connected.

Ashley: Aw.

Audra: We’re actually leaving town for a bit.

Ashley: Travel? I love that. Where to?

Audra: You know where.

Ashley: No? Seriously, you’re going to… what? I mean, oh, I know, because tucker’s relationships always work out so well for him in paris.

Tucker: Hey, doc.

Alan: Ah, alan will do. Good to see you, tucker.

Tucker: Good to see you too. Leaving so soon?

Alan: Um, yes. I have business elsewhere.

Tucker: So, you’re just gonna leave your friend, ashley, in the lurch here?

Alan: Is that how you see it?

Tucker: Yeah. That’s how I see it. She needs help. Desperately. You gotta do something about it. Hellmann’s real mayonnaise.

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Alan: And what kind of help do you think I can offer ashley?

Tucker: You’re the psychologist. You’re her friend. I am asking you to stay on top of this. Don’t go on your merry way now.

Alan: This matters a lot to you.

Tucker: It’s not really about me, though. Give her some insight. Give her some guidance. Be her therapist. Be her friend. Whatever. Just do something.

Alan: Look, I don’t think ashley would be very comfortable with me discussing her with her ex.

Tucker: All right, then consider me a concerned friend.

Alan: Okay. Well, what makes you so certain that she needs psychological therapy? There must be some kind of signs you’ve seen to bring you to this conclusion.

Tucker: Oh, man, I could give you a play-by-play of all her disturbing and bizarre behavior since our honeymoon in paris.

Alan: I know. I understand that didn’t end too well.

Tucker: No, it did not. She convinced herself that I would behave violently toward her. And it took her months to realize she was mistaken about that. But ever since, it’s been one wild personality swing after the other.

Alan: Well, people are entitled to their emotions.

Tucker: It’s deeper than that. I mean, given your profession and how well you know her, you have to have seen that. And her family is absolutely terrified for her. Has, um, uh, traci or jack approached you?

Alan: Do you think it’s possible that some of what ashley’s going through might be a result of your behavior, or…

Tucker: I will admit to you that I was not the perfect husband in the short time we were married. And I’m very sorry for the ways we hurt each other. We both made mistakes. Um… and I probably could’ve been a little more supportive.

Alan: Have you told ashley that?

Tucker: Alan, whatever is going on with ashley is not gonna be solved by a kind word from me. So, you can catch your flight or you can stick around and do something to help her. She is not gonna get well if left on her own.

Audra: Do you find this entertaining? Because I find it boring.

Ashley: Oh, I’m just trying to make friendly conversation.

Audra: Well, maybe you can find someone else to have it with. You know, someone you haven’t insulted a dozen times.

Ashley: I totally get that.

Audra: Look, lady, I am not trying to be rude, but I just don’t see the point. I– I don’t know what you want from me.

Ashley: I don’t want anything from you. I really don’T. I just– as you know, I think you can do better. I mean, tucker’s not worth the trouble. That’s all.

Audra: Yeah, for you, obviously. But tucker isn’t trouble for me. We have something real and honest and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever had before.

Ashley: Unlike anything you’ve ever had and that’s a good thing?

Audra: You know, you either don’t want to see how solid tucker and I are or you just can’t understand. But I don’t give up on him when things get tough. I don’t give him mixed messages or patronize him. That’s the difference.

Ashley: Wonderful. Love should be cherished and celebrated and I wish you only the best.

Audra: You know, maybe that visit from your therapist friend is helping. You seem a little more even-keeled.

Ashley: Alan, mm. He’s a charmer, isn’t he?

Audra: You might wanna be careful there.

Ashley: Oh, why?

Audra: Well, you know, the whole doctor-patient thing. Might not be the best idea to get involved with your therapist.

Ashley: Look at you. You’re gonna give me dating advice? Now, that’s adorable.

Abby: Okay, yes. I understand why you would be suspicious of billy. The method and the timing of the announcement is quite strange.

Devon: Yeah, I’d say so. Especially since jill hasn’t mentioned a word of it. And we’ve been on calls with her and in meetings about the daniel lawsuit and about mamie and nothing.

Abby: Okay, so what’s jill’s explanation?

Devon: Oh, we don’t get to hear it. You know why? ‘Cause billy told us she’s unreachable while traveling.

Abby: Okay, that is odd.

Devon: Yeah.

Abby: So billy drops this huge bomb and jill’s not even around to corroborate it?

Devon: Nope. It’s classic billy. To do something that’s underhanded with an ulterior motive.

Abby: Okay, look. Let’s say that billy is telling the truth and jill has handed her role over to him. Is it so she can focus on her personal life instead of business? She has earned the right to do that.

Devon: Sure she has, but she wouldn’t do that without talking to me and lily first. We’re her partners.

Abby: Well, that would’ve been a much better way to handle it instead of having it come through billy.

Devon: You think so? Yeah. And also, if she did do this, why blindside us? Why blindside lily? Those two are close. She put lily in charge of chancellor industries. Just gonna pull the rug out from under her like that?

Abby: I don’t know, but she must have a good reason.

Devon: But she also is aware of the tension between me and billy. So to just hand him power like this, a grenade like that, without warning me? Come on.

Abby: Jill is smarter than that. So she’s either being careless or…

Devon: Or she wants to go to war.

Lily: I don’t know why you don’t understand this, but omegasphere is not yours. It belongs to chancellor-winters.

Daniel: That platform wouldn’t exist without me. It was my vision and my direction that made it successful.

Lily: Yeah, your vision and your direction because of our offices and our capital and our resources.

Daniel: I made princess louisa for my daughter. I made it so I could feel close to her when she was far away from me. I–I made it to prove to her that I loved her. To prove to her that I deserve to be her father. Are you really just not sympathetic to any of that?

Lily: Just because you want something doesn’t mean that you’re entitled to have it.

Daniel: Well, I was hoping that maybe you had changed your mind.

Lily: Why would I do that?

Daniel: I don’t know. You know, I thought maybe just with a little bit of time, things would’ve cooled off between us.

Lily: Oh, you mean after you cheated on me?

Daniel: What happened between us–

Lily: No, nothing happened between us. I was gone, remember? Helping my daughter in california while you were sleeping with heather behind my back. And now you want me to do you this very expensive favor? For what? Old time’s sake?

Daniel: So you think it would be better just to punish me by taking away everything that I made?

Lily: You didn’t make it on your own. And you definitely don’t get to keep it.

Daniel: Okay. You know, I am sorry that I hurt you. I am. But we need to keep this separate.

Lily: It is separate.

Daniel: Is it? Because it doesn’t feel that way. It feels like you’re only gonna be happy if you crush me. It feels like this is just all about revenge.

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Lily: We really shouldn’t have this conversation without lawyers present.

Daniel: Okay, look, if it’s not about revenge, then tell me. What is it?

Lily: Fine. I mean, I’ll– I’ll tell you, even though I don’t owe you anything.

Daniel: Please. Thank you.

Lily: You wanna maintain a portion of omegasphere and I’m not gonna allow that for the good of the company. It’s nothing personal.

Daniel: Okay.

Lily: And you signed a contract. You agreed to the terms in the deal.

Daniel: I am not hurting the company by asking for what I deserve.

Lily: Well, you kind of are, because we’ve invested a lot of time and money and resources into omegasphere and the games on it.

Daniel: No one’s disputing that.

Lily: And it’s of great value to the company.

Daniel: It is to me, too.

Lily: And per the contract, we own the ip. So, if we hand you back bits and pieces for free because you can’t afford to buy us out, that undercuts our bottom line.

Daniel: Okay. That’s what it’s about, right? The bottom line.

Lily: Yeah. Gotta start over from scratch. It’s gonna decimate what you created. I mean, is that what you want?

Daniel: I get it. You’re just looking out for the company.

Lily: Yeah. It’s my job.

Daniel: You know, you have a lot of logic and the law behind you, but it’s also something for you to hide behind.

Lily: Okay.

Daniel: Lily, I’ve known you almost my entire life. We’ve always had each other’s back. We’ve always been there for each other. We’ve even loved each other, and now I’m coming to you as a friend, and as someone who adored you, and I am begging you. Please do not take this from me.

Abby: Okay, I don’t think we should jump to conclusions or make any assumptions about what billy and jill are up to.

Devon: It’s kind of hard not to, given the circumstances, ’cause I know that jill has no reason to give up control.

Abby: And the way this whole thing was delivered, I mean, it’s definitely very odd.

Devon: Yeah. To say the least.

Abby: So, if it’s true, if jill really is handing all of her power over to billy, what do you wanna do?

Devon: I don’t wanna let my mind go there until lily and I actually have a conversation with jill. That’s what I’m gonna do.

Abby: You’re frustrated.

Devon: If this is real, yeah, I am.

Abby: I know– I know there have been a lot of changes at chancellor-winters recently, and it has been chaotic, to say the least.

Devon: Yeah. And it all started when lily went out of town. And billy was brought in, and then chance was brought in, mamie started causing issues. We’ve just never found our footing.

Abby: At least chancellor-winters has remained profitable.

Devon: Yeah, but how long can that last? You can’t do good business when management is unstable like this. What?

Abby: Through all the changes and the tension that it’s brought, how do you think neil would’ve handled it?

Audra: Believe me, I have no desire to interfere in your romantic life.

Ashley: Hm, much appreciated.

Audra: You know, not that I’m an expert on ethics, but isn’t it unethical for a therapist to be involved with this client?

Ashley: Alan’s not my therapist. We’re friends.

Audra: Oh, of course.

Ashley: Oh, don’t tell me you don’t think men and women can be friends.

Audra: Well, I’ve seen you with him, and it definitely looked more than just friendly.

Ashley: You think so?

Audra: I do. And I think I know what you’re after.

Ashley: What’s that?

Audra: You lure alan in, charm him, flirt with him, maybe even try to get him to fall in love with you. But it’s all a distraction, you know, because he’ll be too busy crushing on you to focus on your psychological problems. But it’s a con, and he’ll never see it coming.

Ashley: That’s quite the juicy plot you’ve cooked up, sister.

Audra: I don’t know, it can’t be easy to hide whatever is happening to you. Not with a psychologist hovering.

Ashley: Okay, look, is alan brilliant at what he does? Yes. And is he attractive? Yes. And have I noticed? Of course. But see, we’re not involved in a professional way, so nothing to be concerned about.

Audra: Well, I’m not concerned. But does that mean you– you won’t pursue him?

Ashley: Well, I’m always open to whatever the universe has in store for me. Bye.

Tucker: Ashley’s attitude towards me is constantly shifting. Uh… one minute, she will approach me and wanna reconnect with me and she’ll intimidate audra, telling audra that ashley’s the one that should be with me. And then the next minute, she’ll just reject me outright. She’ll lash out, she’ll imply threats.

Alan: You mean threatening violence?

Tucker: Yes, uh, audra told me about an incident where ashley seemed to be talking about herself in the third person, saying that she was out to get me. So, yeah, something needs to be done, and immediately. Someone needs to step up here, whether it’s you or her family.

Alan: Well, all of this, um, it does sound concerning, but it could be just a misunderstanding.

Tucker: I bet you’re good at poker. What hand am I holding right now?

Alan: I’m afraid I don’t follow.

Tucker: What am I thinking?

Alan: I don’t do parlor tricks or play games, tucker.

Tucker: Humor me.

Alan: All right. You’re guilty.

Tucker: As in, I’m to blame?

Alan: You’re worried that ashley’s suffering from severe trauma, pain she’s carrying from how you treated her, and you’re hoping she will seek help.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. And that would benefit me how?

Alan: Well, if ashley does get help from me or from someone else, then, well, you’re off the hook for having hurt her. A lot of new dry eye patients

Tucker: That’s an interesting take, doc.

Alan: You don’t agree?

Tucker: I’ve already accepted my responsibility for hurting ashley. I’m not entirely to blame here.

Alan: I’m sure that’s true.

Tucker: I really want her to get help and get better for her own sake and for her family. Oh, and by the way, I’ve moved on from her romantically. And I sleep very well at night.

Alan: Well, obviously, I’m not as good at reading people as you thought.

Tucker: But what about ashley? How do you read her?

Alan: I’m not prepared to discuss ashley with you.

Tucker: But…

Alan: Thank you.

Tucker: Did you forget something? Or have you decided to stay and booked another room?

Alan: Well, my business can wait. I’ve just arrived here in genoa city. I see no reason to rush off.

Tucker: Love it. So, you have decided to stick around and help her. That decision was made before I sat down, wasn’t it?

Alan: Was it?

Tucker: You’re good, alan. I sat here and gave you all this information and you just ate it up with a spoon, didn’t you? I like your style.

Alan: I wish you well, tucker.

Tucker: You too.

Devon: Neil would tell us that we need to cut through our issues and figure out how to work together or walk away.

Abby: But you don’t wanna walk away. You already tried to do that.

Devon: I would love to walk away. I really would. But I can’t do that. I can’t do that to lily. And our partnership is too important to us. And I– I would feel awful taking a step back and just watching everything that we worked for fall apart.

Abby: So, there’s no way that you and billy can work on things?

Devon: I don’t know how because billy’s not interested in changing his ways.

Abby: No way for the two of you to just hash things out?

Devon: Honestly, I don’t want to. I really don’t want to ’cause I feel like he is a threat to the company and he needs to be gone.

Abby: But if jill wants him in that role…

Devon: Then we need to figure out a clever way to get him out.

Abby: Now, I’m worried.

Devon: The only thing you need to be worried about is the damage that he could do if he stays. ‘Cause what billy’s doing is underhanded and I need to figure out how to undercut him in return.

Abby: Devon, that is not who you are. You do not play dirty.

Devon: Well, I am gonna do whatever it takes to protect the company, all right? ‘Cause this is war that billy’s declared. And if I don’t do something, we could lose everything.

Lily: Well, if I didn’t know any better, I would say that sounded like a guilt trip.

Daniel: I know that I’m pushing, but I cannot walk away from this.

Lily: There is nothing I can do.

Daniel: Just give me princess louisa. That game is like a love letter to my kid. Let me hang on to that and–

Lily: It’s not my call. The board voted to keep all of omegasphere’s intellectual property. I can’t just undo that.

Daniel: I understand that, but if you backed down, said you changed your mind, then other members might follow.

Lily: Well, there’s no guarantee.

Daniel: Oh, come on. Devon and nate, they’ll do whatever you think is best. Jill, she respects your perspective. So does billy.

Lily: There are more factors at play.

Daniel: Okay. They know this is about you and me and they are just trying to make this easier on you.

Lily: That might be your perception, but it’s not true. It’s about the company.

Daniel: Okay, well I still think other board members would follow your lead.

Lily: Listen, we have enough things on our plate right now.

Daniel: You’re stressed about something. You wanna talk about it?

Lily: With you? No.

Daniel: Fair enough. Look, I know I am asking a lot, but this is as big as it gets for me. I believe that we can figure out a solution.

Lily: Look, no promises, okay? I can revisit it with the board when it’s convenient and that’s all I can tell you.

Daniel: That’s all I can really ask for then. Thank you for that much. Right. Good luck. With whatever else it is that you’re dealing with.

[ Lily sighs ]

Jill: Hello, lily. Sorry for the delay.

Lily: Jill, what the hell? Did you really give billy all of your power behind our backs? It was one thing when my mom got alzheimer’s,

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Audra: You won’t believe this.

Tucker: Try me.

Audra: Ashley just wished us well.

Tucker: As in, I wish you well as I watch you plummet to your deaths after I push you off a cliff?

Audra: She said she hopes we have a wonderful life together.

Tucker: And how did this come about?

Audra: Well, I– I ran into her at society. At first, she told me that I could do better than you.

Tucker: No question about that.

Audra: Well, after I defended our relationship and connection, she backed down. She said she was glad that we were happy and had each other.

Tucker: I’m sure she is.

Audra: You know, it’s such a weird switch from before. When she insisted she was your one true love, you know?

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Audra: You know, she’s all over the place emotionally. Well, I don’t wanna make it worse by giving her a hard time.

Tucker: Aw, such a kind person.

Audra: You know, maybe this shift has something to do with her therapist friend. Maybe he really is helping her.

Tucker: It’s possible.

Alan: Ah, hello.

Ashley: There you are.

Alan: I am so sorry. There was a delay in getting into my new room.

Ashley: No, that’s okay. I’m just so happy you’re sticking around.

Alan: Oh, me too. You know, um, I had a little bit of a run in with your ex-husband.

Ashley: Ah! He’s just such a selfish pig. Don’t you think? I mean, honestly, he just likes to hear himself talk and yap, yap, yap, yap, yap.

Alan: Well, he did seem genuinely concerned. I think he carries a lot of guilt over what happened between you two.

Ashley: Please. Tucker does not do guilt. He doesn’t do any emotion, really.

Alan: But he may care about you more than you realize.

Ashley: Well, poor him. I am only interested in better things.

Tessa: Can I help you?

Daniel: No. Uh, I’m– I’m sorry. I’m just a little distracted.

Tessa: Oh, that’s okay.

Daniel: I recognize you.

Tessa: Um, we have mutuals on social media. You’re summer’s brother, daniel. I’m tessa, mariah’s wife. Uh, cassie’s sister.

Daniel: Yes. No, all of that is true, um… what I meant is I am a fan of your music. I’ve actually played some of your songs on repeat.

Tessa: Oh my gosh, thank you. I– I really appreciate that.

Daniel: I appreciate it. It’s helped me get through some rough times.

Tessa: Well, that’s what music is for. Not to be pushy, but is now a rough time?

Daniel: That’d be an understatement.

Tessa: Well, I mean, I can’t play a song here, but there’s drinks and food to cheer you up. I’ve also been told that I’m a good listener, if you need someone to talk to.

Daniel: That’s okay. I’m sure that you’re busy. I didn’t even realize that abby had hired you on staff.

Tessa: Well, I’ve been told I’m a fabulous manager and also a good listener. So, I don’t know… why don’t you give me a shot? I might surprise you.

Jill: I assume that billy explained to you what’s happening?

Lily: Yes, but I wanna hear it from you. You’re stepping back and just giving billy control?

Jill: That’s right.

Lily: But why would you do that? Why– why now?

Jill: Because devon is determined to push billy out of the company.

Lily: Jill, I wouldn’t have let that happen.

Jill: Please, lily. Devon is determined to get him out. And I had to make sure that that wasn’t possible. And that’s why I didn’t warn you and devon about my decision.

Lily: Oh, so you just blindsided us. I mean, I thought we trusted each other.

Jill: Devon forced my hand. He has never given billy a chance. He’s never taken him seriously. Well, now he has to.

Lily: Because billy is the new you.

Jill: This move is binding, lily. And I believe it will help the company.

Lily: How?

Jill: By limiting arguments. Billy now has my role and my power equal to that of you and devon.

Lily: So where does that leave you?

Jill: I’m not walking away. I will still be available as an advisor.

[ Lily scoffs ]

Lily: And that’s that?

Jill: That’s that. So, now you and devon and billy will all be forced to work together. And we can get back to business.

Lily: No, jill. You are wrong. This is not a solution. You have made things so much worse. When you have chronic kidney disease,

Tessa: And for the record, I am a fan of yours, too.

Daniel: Really?

Tessa: Yeah. Princess louisa is the best. And it’s all your vision, right?

Daniel: It was.

Tessa: I heard you named the character after your daughter. Such a cool tribute. I write songs for aria, but it’s mainly about bath time and important things like that. But someday, I would like to write an album for her, about how much we love her.

Daniel: A love letter? I was talking to lily about the game earlier and that’s what I called it. A love letter to my kid.

Tessa: And that upset you?

[ Daniel sighs ]

Daniel: Well, I don’t know if you’ve heard or not, but I am no longer working for chancellor-winters. And since they own all the rights to omegasphere and its games, they are no longer mine.

Tessa: Oh, no. I’m so sorry.

Daniel: Mm-hmm. Lily and I aren’t together anymore. That ended badly between us.

Tessa: How badly?

Daniel: I cheated on her.

Tessa: Oh. Ouch.

Daniel: Basically, I don’t have a leg to stand on, but you know, I just– I don’t wanna let go of the work that I created. Everything’s pretty much just a giant mess and it’s all kind of my fault.

Tessa: Hm. I can relate to that feeling.

Daniel: So, you’ve ruined your own life, too.

Tessa: Um… yeah, I mean, it felt that way, but, ah, it all worked out. I’m just saying that I have plenty of experience of causing trouble for myself and the ones around me.

Ashley: I wanna make you a promise. I am never gonna scare you off again because I want you to stay around as long as possible.

Alan: Well, that sounds lovely.

Ashley: Good.

Alan: You know, tucker seemed intrigued that I was staying in town, too.

Ashley: Oh, yeah? Intrigued how?

Alan: Well, he seemed to think it was for professional rather than personal reasons. Started asking a lot of questions.

Ashley: Oh. Did you humor his curiosity?

Alan: I didn’t see a need to.

Ashley: Ah, good answer.

Alan: Tucker is the kind of man who, um, well, if he wants something, he thinks he deserves it. He’s entitled. And I, uh– I’m not inclined to help.

Ashley: I like that about you. But I don’t care what tucker says or what he does. I just wanna focus on what’s right in front of me.

Tucker: We have to move on from the issue of ashley. It won’t seem to move on from us.

Audra: Yeah, she’s suddenly all up in my face. I never know which attitude I’ll get next.

Tucker: All right, let’s let it go. Right now, okay? Let’s– let’s make a conscious effort to drop the subject of her. No more. Now and forever, right? ‘Cause I– I just wanna concentrate on us. And I wanna get the hell out of this town. Let’s book an earlier flight, right? ‘Cause we’re ready to– yes! We’re ready to go. We’re packed. Let’s do it. You dis– what, you disagree?

Audra: About this trip? Uh… you’re not trying to run away from something, are you?

Abby: I really don’t wanna think the worst of billy. And I hope his intentions aren’t as bad as you think they are.

Devon: Yeah, but what if they are?

Abby: If billy is doing all this without jill’s approval, then he would essentially be gaining more power and control for himself.

Devon: Exactly. And if he gets exposed, then jill will be pissed and lily will never trust him again.

Abby: Okay, but what would billy have to gain from that? He’s smarter than that. So before you draw up battle plans, you need to figure out what he’s really up to.

[ Phone buzzes ]

Devon: Well, this is lily. Hey.

Lily: Hey. Jill finally called me back.

Devon: And what’d she say?

Lily: Everything billy said is true. She handed him her control.

Devon: Wow, wow, wow. Um, okay. Uh, there’s something that I need to take care of first and then I’m gonna come straight to the office.

Lily: Well, make it fast. We don’t have time to lose.

Devon: All right.

Abby: Yeah, uh, go. Dominic and I will be fine.

Devon: I’d much rather be spending time with you guys than dealing with this.

Abby: I know. But what’s so urgent that you have to do that before you stop by the office? Please don’t do something that you’ll regret.

Devon: I won’T. I promise. I love you.

Abby: I love you too.

Devon: Gonna say bye to dominic.

Abby: Yeah.

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Tessa: Work and romance can definitely be messy when they intersect. Picture it. An awesome trip to san francisco to a music festival. Me and noah newman. Mariah and devon.

Daniel: Not you and mariah?

Tessa: No, we were very much not a couple back then. I was seeing noah. Mariah was seeing devon. And there was chemistry between mariah and me. But I was signed to devon’s label. Not selling well. And in some really deep denial about mariah. And in a truly brilliant move, I used her journal for inspiration without her permission. Yeah, that mistake cost me a job, a friend and a boyfriend.

Daniel: Wow. Yeah, no, that is a mess.

Tessa: Yeah. My whole world fell apart.

Daniel: But it didn’t stay that way.

Tessa: Hm. But I had help putting the pieces back together for the best life possible.

Daniel: Well, you know, if you could tell me how to do that, step by step, if possible. I would forever be in your debt.

Ashley: This is so pretty. Definitely one of my very favorite places.

Alan: Ah, it’s absolutely lovely. I– I saw that it was named after a woman named, uh, katherine chancellor. Did you know her?

Ashley: Yeah, I did. Somewhat, sure.

Alan: Then she must’ve been quite a powerful figure in town.

Ashley: Quite the mogul. Why can’t I remember ashley’s past?

Ms. Abbott: Because I want you to fail, you dumbass.

Alan: Are you– are you okay?

Ashley: Yeah, I’m just enjoying the sunshine. The company. It’s been a while since I’ve been so at ease, you know.

Alan: Ashley, I, uh–

Ashley: I really wanna kiss you. I’ve been wanting to kiss you ever since you first came to town.

Audra: You know, you never answered my question.

Tucker: Audra, I am not running away from anything. I just– I wanna get away. With you. Focus on you. You’re all that matters.

Devon: Hey. Do you have a second? ‘Cause I can use your help.

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[ Knocking on door ]

Sally: Hi. I brought coffee and muffins. I figured you’d be exhausted from your trip.

Adam: That is very sweet of you.

Sally: Come here.

Billy: Lily? Hey.

[ Billy sighs ] Hey, lily, it’s billy. Uh, can we meet? I need to talk to you about something very important. Asap. Thanks.

Chelsea: Hey.

Billy: Hi. I thought you were going straight to the office.

Chelsea: Uh, yeah, I was going to, but I just– I need to talk to you, if you have time.

Billy: Yeah, of course. How’s connor?

Chelsea: Things are so much worse for connor than we thought.

[ Chelsea sobs ]

Nate: I haven’t seen aunt mamie that upset in a while, if ever.

Devon: I think she’ll cool down.

Nate: I’m not so sure about that.

Devon: What were we supposed to do? Just let her keep causing issues?

Nate: It had to be said, but by all of us at once? I see how she felt ganged up on.

Lily: I mean, she did seem surprised we weren’t willing to push out jill and billy.

[ Phone pings ]

Devon: Well, I mean, she brought it all onto herself.

Lily: Like, what’s the fallout gonna be? Is she gonna cause more trouble?

Nate: I’m gonna go with yes. She obviously felt betrayed and made it clear she wasn’t gonna take it.

Devon: I think the easiest solution would be to buy her out.

Nate: You heard her. She has no intention of letting go of her investment.

Devon: That’s right. Well, I thought we had to fend off tucker, but it’s the internal threats within chancellor-winters that we have to worry about.

Phyllis: Well, looky here. Shouldn’t you be working on your super important case?

Christine: Ah, shouldn’t you be minding your own business?

Phyllis: I guess you’re drowning yourself in coffee and muffins because danny’s about to hit the road.

Christine: You don’t have to worry about me. I’m getting plenty of cardio these days.

Phyllis: Hm. Slacking off, I see. You know, if I were your client, I’d be mad. I would think I wasn’t getting my money’s worth.

Christine: Well, you couldn’t afford me and…

[ Christine laughs ] …I would never defend you. So, actually, I’m doing exactly what I should be at the moment.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness, so I guess your important case wasn’t really that important after all.

Christine: You’re right about that.

Phyllis: You didn’t really want danny, did you? You just wanted to make sure I didn’t get him.

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Christine: As usual, you’re shooting off your mouth without knowing a damn thing.

Phyllis: Oh, I know plenty. I know how to read you. You’re like an open book regarding danny and me.

Christine: Here he is, right on cue.

Danny: Hey.

Christine: Hi.

Danny: Hi. Phyllis, good to see you.

Phyllis: Good to see you, danny. I was afraid I wouldn’t get to say goodbye before you hit the road.

Danny: Yeah, finally hitting the road today.

[ Phyllis laughs ] In fact, I just said my goodbyes to daniel and lucy.

Phyllis: Oh, great, great. Well, I will let you guys say your goodbyes. You know, I bet it’s gonna be exciting going in front of all your adoring fans and washing the stink off of an old flame. Somebody who chose work over romance.

Danny: You didn’t tell her?

Christine: No, she was too busy reading me like an open book.

Phyllis: Tell me what?

Christine: Uh, a little plot twist. I turned down the case. I’m going with danny after all.

Nate: I don’t see aunt mamie as a threat to this company. Mad as she is, she wouldn’t do anything to hurt it. She’s as invested as we are, emotionally and financially. Her whole agenda has been to unite us.

Lily: [ Laughs ] Well, we were united, just not in the way that she hoped.

Nate: Look, aunt mamie doesn’t have the power to cause any corporate instability, even if she wanted to.

Lily: I mean, I feel bad upsetting her, but I think that, you know, we were right telling her to back down.

Nate: She came back to town guns blazing. Not just ready for a fight, but trying to pick one.

Devon: And?

Nate: And even though she’s on our side, she never really tried to work with you two. And I’ve tried to tell her that, over and over.

Devon: Yeah, she just came into town trying to call all the shots without ever getting our buy-in.

Lily: I think we were right to tell her that we all feel like she’s overstepped.

Devon: There is one thing that she said that I agree with, and that’s that we need to figure out how to get billy out of the company.

Sally: Talk to me. What happened?

Adam: The doctors at the residence are still trying to find the right medications for connor.

Sally: He has to be on more than one?

Adam: I don’t know. They’re– they’re not sure. You know, it’s trial and error. As they explained it, uh, they have to see how he responds. There could be side effects. You know, sometimes they augment drugs that they think could be helping, and then they have to take family history into account.

Sally: Sounds really scary. For connor and for you and chelsea.

Adam: Yeah, and it could be months before they know if it’s working. In the meantime, the drugs that he’s on are messing with his sleep. You know, there’s just so much at play, there’s so much that we didn’t understand. We were right there. We were so close. And we didn’t even get to see connor at all.

Chelsea: The doctor said connor is tired and groggy because of his new medication. It’s affecting his therapy sessions. He can’t concentrate.

Billy: It’s slowing down his progress.

Chelsea: His ocd is raging, billy. He’s not getting better. He’s getting worse.

Billy: Okay. Is that why they said that it’s not a good idea to see him?

Chelsea: They’re trying to understand the psychology of what’s causing these intrusive thoughts and then hoping that the medication will reduce them.

Billy: Yeah, I’m sure that’s a delicate balance.

Chelsea: Everybody keeps saying that. But if he’s this upset– we can’t even be in the same room with him. We can’t hug him, tell him that we love him. I mean, where is the stability they’re talking about?

Billy: It’s– it’s gonna come, okay? It’s gonna come. It didn’t get this bad overnight. It’s gonna take some time to– to work it out.

Chelsea: We are part of the problem. Adam and me. To know my son is in this much pain… that he would be worse if we’re with him?

Adam: The main reason why they couldn’t take the risk is because… connor started punishing himself.

Sally: Blaming himself for the thoughts?

Adam: Physically. He started punching his legs.

Chelsea: They said he has bruises… on his thighs.

[ Chelsea crying ]

Billy: Chelsea. I’m so sorry.

Chelsea: He’s in so much pain. So much pain. I mean, when is it gonna end? Is my son gonna be suffering every day for the rest of his life? Depression is a journey.

Lily: Look, I’m sorry, but I don’t think that ousting billy is the right move.

Devon: I bet you don’T. Why are you so loyal to that guy?

Lily: It’s not loyalty. But if we go after billy, jill’s gonna feel like we’re coming after her. And that’s gonna start a war.

Devon: So you really think that he’s more dangerous to us outside the company than inside?

Lily: Why do you always look at him like a threat in all the ways that he can hurt us? I mean, think about how he can help us. I know that you hate admitting this, but he actually has some good ideas.

Devon: Yeah, like putting his name on the side of the building. That was an awesome idea. How do you not see that the guy is just after more control and more power in the company?

Lily: Okay, you know, I don’t wanna talk about this right now. Billy actually texted me and said it’s urgent, so I have to go find him.

Nate: Just the two of you? No devon? What’s that about?

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: I don’t know, nate. I’ll find out when I go talk to him.

Devon: Huh. Well, that sounds like divide and conquer to me. I’m sure whatever it is, it’s not good.

Adam: I feel so powerless.

Sally: I get it. And maybe you can’t cure him, but you and chelsea are doing everything you can. He’s in a great place with leading experts on this. They will be able to help him. You have to trust that.

Chelsea: The doctors say if he continues like this… hurting himself, they’ll have to send him to this thing called “inpatient.”

Billy: But he’s in a residential facility already.

Chelsea: Well, they isolate him for weeks so they can watch him more closely. It’s– it’s what they do in cases of– of self-harm.

[ Billy sighs ]

Billy: Okay, look, well, um, it sounds like they’re on top of it. Okay, and– and I can only imagine how difficult it is for you, but there’s a treatment plan, so hopefully the medication kicks in and hopefully he stops hurting himself.

Chelsea: What if he doesn’t, billy?

Billy: I–

Chelsea: And they send him to this inpatient facility. His ocd doctor isn’t allowed to treat him there. So, he will be more alone and he will be more terrified. How does that help?

Adam: All of the advances that he has made so far… could backslide.

Sally: Hey, your job as his dad right now is not to jump to worst-case scenarios. Just try and remain positive.

[ Adam laughs ]

Adam: How can I do that? The doctors are already prepping us for this.

Sally: Does connor know what could happen?

Adam: No. No, not yet. But I already know if it comes to this, it’s just gonna make him feel even worse. I just– I know it. He already feels embarrassed and ashamed. They say he’s always trying to cover ’em up. He doesn’t want anyone to know what he’s doing to himself.

Sally: My heart breaks for him.

Adam: Yeah, and he told the therapist that he feels guilty that we have to pay for him to be there. As if that should even be a concern at all. He’s just– he’s terrified that he’s not gonna be able to fix what’s wrong with him. That’s how he puts this. As if he’s broken.

Billy: The doctors given you any sign of hope?

Chelsea: Just that they’re starting to get into the– the main manifestation of connor’s trauma.

Billy: Which is?

Chelsea: Basically that he has no self-worth. That he– he thinks he’s a burden on everybody else. I mean, how can he think that?

Billy: That’s the ocd talking. That’s not connor.

Chelsea: No, that is connor. Those are connor’s thoughts. Deep down. Haunting him.

Lily: Hey, I got your text. Oh, sorry, am I interrupting?

Chelsea: I’m sorry, I interrupted billy’s work day.

Billy: No, no, there’s no need to apologize. We can go somewhere else and keep talking.

Chelsea: Uh, that’s okay, I– I need to get to marchetti to approve some designs. Sorry.

Lily: Um, billy, uh, told me that you went to see connor, and I hope his treatment’s going well. I’ve– I’ve been thinking about him.

Chelsea: I appreciate that.

Lily: Yeah.

Billy: You sure you don’t wanna go get a coffee, anything?

Chelsea: No, I’ll be okay.

Billy: Sure.

Chelsea: I’ll see you later.

Lily: Are you sure you don’t wanna go with her? ‘Cause I’m sure what she’s feeling is more important than what you wanted to talk about.

Billy: Um, actually I think work would be a good distraction for her. And what I need to tell you can’t wait.

Phyllis: You’re going on tour with him.

Christine: It’s like you said, sometimes you have to put aside work for the people you love.

Phyllis: No, you didn’t put aside any work. The clients dumped you.

Danny: Uh, phyllis, I, uh, I would really love to go on tour, you know, on a good note. Right? You’ve come a long way. And I– I’ve seen the change. I’ve witnessed it.

Phyllis: I know you have. You see me, danny.

Danny: Yeah, and I’d like to go on tour with that phyllis in mind.

Phyllis: Is this for real?

Danny: It’s real. We’ve had more than one long talk about our lives, our dreams, our futures.

Christine: Our passions.

Danny: Yeah.

Christine: All night long, into the morning.

Danny: Some of the best and most important discussions of my life.

Christine: But our night was about so much more than just talking.

Sally: I wish I could take your pain away. And connor’S.

Adam: So do I. But I’m finally starting to get there is no easy fix. And the doctors keep saying it’s a long process. He’s gonna have to manage this for the rest of his life, and I just– I hate that. But the sooner that I can accept it, the more I can be there for him.

Sally: Sounds incredibly wise.

[ Knocking on door ]

Chelsea: Hey, sorry, I should’ve called, but I was on my way to work, and I– I just– I don’t know, I couldn’t face it. Oh. Hi, sally. You know what? I’ll just call you later.

Adam: No, you know what? Just stay.

Sally: I was just leaving.

Adam: It’s okay.

Sally: I’m so sorry for what connor’s going through.

Chelsea: Me too.

Sally: You two are doing amazing. I know it doesn’t feel like it, but you really are navigating this whole thing with a lot of courage. I know you’ll get connor through this. I will check in after my meeting.

Adam: All right.

Sally: Okay.

Adam: Sounds good.

[ Chelsea sighing ]

Chelsea: I’m a mess. Anyone says anything nice to me lately, I just– I just burst into tears.

Adam: Yeah, I get the feeling.

Chelsea: I’m sorry. I’m sorry to just, like, bust– bust in here like that.

Adam: Look, I– I– I’m glad that you came.

Chelsea: What sally said, I don’t feel brave. I feel just the opposite. You know, billy tried to give me a similar pep talk earlier.

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Adam: It’s excruciating.

Chelsea: Yeah. Yeah, it is. It just makes it worse because it’s obvious I’m falling apart when I should be keeping it together.

Adam: I know. We’re supposed to be seeing the big picture and staying positive for connor’s sake and believe he’s in the right place.

Chelsea: When really, I justwanna ream or crawl into bed and just cry.

Adam: Yeah, and I hate that I keep dumping it all on her. And I resent the words of encouragement because in my head it’s all lies, but that’s on me. That’s not on her.

Chelsea: I do nothing except cry to billy lately. I’m sure he’s run out of things to say to me. I mean, when does it get to be too much?

Adam: And I know that this is killing her. Not knowing how to help. The truth is we are the only ones who know exactly what we are going through. We have to talk to each other.

Chelsea: But we didn’T. We didn’t talk to each other the entire way back from maryland. You were silent. So, I’m– I’m here because I wanna ask. Do you blame me for all this?

Devon: I do not like this one bit, man. I wanna know what the hell billy’s up to.

Nate: Asking to see lily alone, it does back up your suspicion he’s trying to work her in some way.

Devon: Yeah. Maybe he heard about what happened with mamie, and he’s trying to figure out how to work that situation to his advantage.

Nate: How would he be able to do that? He hasn’t exactly been on aunt mamie’s side. He even told her that he agreed with jill, that they see her as trouble. And aunt mamie wouldn’t buy it if he suddenly tried to align himself with her.

Devon: Maybe not. I don’t know, I just wouldn’t put it past the guy to work any situation to his advantage. That’s what he does.

Nate: Maybe part of what aunt mamie’s saying was right. That there’s a level of paranoia that’s starting to infiltrate our thinking. And it’s doing more damage to us than billy can.

Lily: Is this personal or about work?

Billy: Work, mostly. But, you know, maybe a little bit personal. But everything is around here.

Lily: Yeah, family business comes with the territory.

Billy: Yeah. Didn’t mean to make light of it, because it is serious. Um, look, I wanted to tell you this first before I break the news to everyone else because I feel like I owe this to you.

Lily: Why do I feel like I’m not gonna like this?

Billy: Well, I hope you do. Because we’re gonna have to live with it. Jill made a very major decision. She has decided to step away. And she’s handing all of her decision-making power to me. I told myself I was ok

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Billy: Well, I know you heard me, so you should probably say something.

Lily: I’m– I’m shocked. I mean, I– I didn’t know that jill was even thinking about something like this.

Billy: Neither did I.

Lily: Really? Are you sure about that? That’s not why you were trying to convince me to do a joint power grab with you?

Billy: Trust me, lily, I didn’t know this was coming, okay? I was just as surprised as everyone is going to be when they hear the news.

Lily: Okay, so, sorry. That– that’s it? She’s– she’s gone?

Billy: Well, I mean, it’s jill, right? She’s never going to really be gone forever, but she did hand the reins over to me. Of course, she’s going to keep her board seat.

Lily: And did she say why?

Billy: She did. She said it’s time for me to shine.

Lily: “It’s time for you to shine.”

Billy: I’m glad you find that funny.

Lily: I mean, this is– I– this is very, very suspicious.

Billy: Really? You think I’d make something like this up? You think I would lie about something like this, lily?

Lily: Billy, I don’t know. This is weird, right? It’s weird, why wouldn’t jill tell devon and me directly?

Billy: I don’t know.

Lily: I mean, this feels a lot like when mamie came to town with all of her secrets and the games that she was playing. I didn’t like it then, and I definitely don’t like it now.

Devon: Do you think I’m being paranoid to be suspicious of billy’s motives?

Nate: I’m not saying we shouldn’t keep an eye on billy, but now you’re all so worried about aunt mamie.

Devon: Well, we all are.

Nate: Yeah, and just a few days ago you were doubting lily, reading into her glances with billy. Upset that she voted against her and stating me on the board, thinking you were losing control of the company because she wasn’t necessarily agreeing with you.

Devon: Right, okay, I– listen, I get that you don’t mind that she voted against you, and you don’t think I should ever go against my sister. You’ve made that clear.

Nate: I’m just saying you spend an awful lot of time spinning conspiracy theories about internal threats. And I admit, I am guilty of that as well. I am not innocent here. But what if we put that energy towards building bridges instead of blowing them up?

Devon: Yeah, I mean, sure, I can admit that maybe I’ve gotten caught up in corporate politics.

Nate: Yeah, thank you. Thank you for admitting that.

Devon: For sure, yeah. I might be, you know, seeing threats that aren’t really there, or I’m exaggerating ones that are. Either way, though, I really would like to know what kind of bomb billy’s about to drop right now.

Nate: You and me both.

Devon: ‘Cause I doubt it’s about building bridges. So, why don’t we go stand side-by-side with lily, and hear what it is?

Adam: I– I don’t blame you for any of this. And I’m trying like hell not to blame myself either.

Chelsea: Well, the doctors tell us not to, but–

Adam: I’m– I’m doing my best to listen, okay? And I hope you are too. This is exhausting enough without us beating ourselves up. Oh, god, I’m sorry, I’m– that was a terrible choice of words, okay?

Chelsea: It– it used to just be a figure of speech.

Adam: I just don’t understand how this is happening. I don’t understand how connor is literally beating himself up.

Chelsea: His little hands– his little hands, they used to wrap around my– my fingers when he was a baby. The– the hands that we would hold while we’d help him cross the street. How can he be using those hands to hurt himself? And how is this not our fault?

Adam: Chelsea. Look, we can’t keep going there. I know it’s hard not to do that, but we– we can’t keep asking, “why connor? Why our son?” Blame is not going to get us any closer to figuring out how to help him.

Chloe: Well, I got your favorite, but you probably want to get a new one. It’s definitely cold.

Sally: Is that your way of saying I’m late?

Chloe: Well, look, I don’t blame you for wanting to put this off because you are busted. I found you out.

Sally: What are you talking about?

Chloe: I know that you have been paying our business bills from your personal account. Don’t deny it.

Sally: I had to. Do you want our company to flatline?

Chloe: We’re not there yet.

Sally: Our account will be tapped out by the end of the month. And look, I’m trying to buy us some time, so that we can survive, at least on paper, for a little bit longer. Maybe give us some time to find a solution.

Chloe: Look, I’m– I’m not angry. At all. I mean, I’m touched. But, you know, that is a really big sacrifice, investing your own money. So, this is going to be a loan. One that will be paid back.

Sally: I’m fine with that. I’m not looking to be broke and a failure. So… how do we find financing to save our firm?

[ Chloe sighs ]

Chloe: I don’t believe I’m going to say this, um… maybe adam’s idea is our best and last shot. Joining newman enterprises.

Sally: So, now you see the logic.

Chloe: Well, desperation brings clarity.

[ Sally laughs ]

Sally: It– it doesn’t matter. Victor shot it down, and he doesn’t seem to have reconsidered.

Chloe: Well, maybe we find a way to change his mind.

So tell me about

your heart attack.

Christine: After our amazing, earth-moving night together, I realized there was no other choice, and danny was so sweet. He kept asking me over and over again if I was sure. But I have never been more certain. There will be other cases, and I just didn’t want to lose out on our romantic momentum.

Phyllis: Seriously? You want to be a groupie?

Danny: Oh, come on, phyllis.

Phyllis: No, I mean, who’s gonna– who’s gonna know that you’re a hot shot lawyer? And you’re a do-gooder. Who’s going to know that?

Christine: I’ve been doing plenty of good for danny.

Phyllis: This is just a slap in the face for me. You know that I’m more than willing to show up for danny. And you’re trying to block me from doing that.

Christine: Phyllis. Me going with him has nothing to do with you. This is about us falling back in love.

Billy: Look, I don’t know why my mother does the things that she does, okay? But if you don’t trust me, why don’t you get on the phone, and call her yourself, all right? Might be a little bit hard to get a hold of her because she’s on a plane going to live her life.

Lily: Oh, that’s convenient.

Billy: Lily, do you really think I’m that stupid to try and make a move like this on you and my mother? I mean, what do I have to gain from that? In fact, I have everything to lose. Look, I get it, it’s a shock. But honestly, I’m not giving up on this opportunity. Especially when I believe that this company’s heading in the wrong direction with all the warmongering from devon and mamie.

Lily: Okay, please don’t go there right now.

Billy: Fine, not the best time to go there, because this news is going to be enough to process with everyone, and I get it, okay? Your brother, he’s not going to be happy about this.

Lily: I cannot believe that jill would make a decision like this without even discussing it with me first.

Billy: She should have, okay? But she didn’t, and we’re here now.

Devon: Hello. I mean, I assumed that me not being invited was an oversight. So, what’s going on?

Lily: Well, you might want to sit down, because um, it’s a shocker.

Chloe: There’s one way it could work. We enlist adam. Oh, my mouth even hurts just from saying the words.

Sally: Absolutely not. Adam is going through hell right now and I’m not about to pull him into our problems.

Chloe: Yeah, I know, chelsea told me about the troubles they’re having with connor. It’s terrible. But, I mean, it was adam’s idea. I mean, he may be up for the challenge. Maybe it would be a good distraction for him.

Sally: Not going to happen.

Chloe: Okay, so what about nick? He thought it was a great business move, and he could help us with victor.

Sally: That is the desperation talking.

Chloe: Okay, well, I don’t know what to tell you. I’m giving you all the solutions and you just keep on shooting them down.

Sally: You know what? Maybe this was a mistake.

Chloe: Wait, what do you mean? That we should just give up? That our partnership is over?

Chelsea: You’re right. We need a plan. A new one. Knowing connor thinks all of this is happening because he thinks he’s worthless, and not being able to tell him that’s not true because it’s not healthy for us to be in the same room with him right now. We have to figure this out.

Adam: Look, when I said that we need to get closer to finding an answer, I didn’t mean you and me. Okay, as much as I– I hate to say this, I don’t think that we are the people who can find that answer. We have to leave it to the people with the experience and the education in this.

Chelsea: Are you giving up?

Adam: No, I’m– I’m giving in to reality. Okay, our knee-jerk reactions and our parental instincts are not helping him. They might be making it worse.

Chelsea: So, it is our fault.

Adam: No, we are reacting the way any parent would, the way a parent does. Doctors have told us that. You know, they’re not surprised they have parents questioning their techniques all the time, because we want to help our son. You know, and I’m more guilty than you are. I mean, I’m the one who’s flown off the handle, and I wanted to yank him out of there.

Chelsea: Maybe you were right. Maybe he needs a new care team, a new facility.

Adam: No, chelsea, you were right. You’ve been right. Okay, you were the one that talked me down. You told me, “trust the process.” Well, I finally see it. Or I finally admit that I don’t know how to fix this, so we have to have faith in the doctors, and we just– we have to get the hell out of their way.

Chelsea: I know in my heart you’re right. Because I had to accept the same things, and trust that my doctors were going to help me.

Adam: Well, seeing connor go through this, it’s– it’s given me a better understanding of your struggle. And now I realize how much you had suffered before you got well.

Chelsea: That’s why I just want to take my son’s pain away. Because I’ve lived it. I can’t watch our son suffer anymore, adam. I really can’T.

Adam: I know.

[ Adam sniffles ] I’m jonathan lawson,

Phyllis: What? You’ve fallen back in love? Okay, I just, um– ah, great, I– I think I lost my appetite.

Christine: Are you sure you don’t want a muffin? You look a little pale.

Phyllis: No, trust me, I may never eat again.

Danny: Well, hey, um, you take care, phyllis.

Phyllis: Yeah, you take care. Listen, I’ll look after our son. I– I’ll try to stop him from making tremendous mistakes, unlike his father.

Danny: Oh, come on, please.

Phyllis: Really, no, no, it’s fine, it’s fine, at least, I know I’m not going to run into cricket any time soon. So, um, have a good tour. Have fun, um, what do you say? Break a leg. Ugh.

[ Danny sighs ]

Danny: Wow, I’m, uh– I’m really sorry about that. You know, obviously she doesn’t know you’re not supposed to say “break a leg” for a rock tour. That’s more of a broadway thing.

Christine: Okay, well, of course she knows. But, like, I don’t even care. Because nothing can spoil my excitement.

Danny: She is right about one thing, though, you know. Being on the road can be tough.

Christine: I am here for it. Our next adventure. On the road. And back. In love.

[ Danny sighs ]

Danny: Yeah. To the start of our next chapter together, my love.

Sally: No, you goof. Our partnership is not a mistake.

Chloe: Oh, okay. Well, thank you, geez.

Sally: I– I meant, maybe we made a mistake stepping outside our comfort zone. We know fashion. We’re great at it. Maybe we shouldn’t have drifted too far from our calling.

Chloe: Okay, wait a minute. Are you saying that we abandon our interior design business, and go back to fashion? Again? And– and with what capital? I mean, you’ve been dipping into your piggy bank. And what is nick going to think about losing his investment?

Sally: I– I don’t know, okay? I don’t have all the answers, I’m just starting to think about it.

Chloe: Okay, well, we’re running out of time, I mean, you said it yourself.

Sally: Yeah, which is exactly why we have to make a move fast or nick will lose his investment for sure, and we will be out of a job, so, we have to be proactive and we do not need nick or victor or adam to do it, okay? We are smart, we are experienced and we are creative. We can dig ourselves out of this hole on our own, okay? Are you with me?

Chloe: A hundred percent. But we are going to need damn big shovels.

[ Sally chuckles ]

[ Chelsea sighs ]

Chelsea: Sorry. Sorry, I lost it. I seem to be doing that a lot lately.

Adam: Well, your way of losing it is a lot better than mine. It’s a lot less destructive.

Chelsea: Yeah, I was actually impressed you really held it together when our visit fell apart. I was– I was expecting you to run past those doctors, find connor, and make a run for it.

Adam: Well, I may have checked the exits, and looked for a way to dodge security, you know?

Chelsea: Well, who knew? You were the calm one.

Adam: A rare occurrence. I really do mean it, though. We have to trust the doctors. Pulling connor out now would mean we would have to start all over, and that’s not fair to him. And I don’t think we could take it as a family. The only real option is forward.

Devon: So this is not a joke. That’s what you’re saying. Jill’s out, billy’s in, no one discussed it with her partners?

Billy: That about sums it up.

Devon: Is this another one of your power plays, billy?

Lily: Okay, let’s not make accusations until we talk to jill.

Devon: Well, apparently that’s impossible to do because she’s unreachable and traveling the world, right?

Billy: I get it, okay? I was just as surprised as you are. But it’s happening, so we’re just gonna have to make it work.

Devon: No, we don’t have to do anything, actually, until we speak to your mom. We’re not just gonna let you get away with this.

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Jordan: I knew it. You need me. You’re not just let me rot in here when I have something that I can offer you. I have a skillset that you need.

Victor: I don’t need you. I’m merely considering my options right now.

Jordan: Okay. Okay. Okay, victor. Then, you tell me. You tell me, okay? Whatever it is, I’ll do it.

Victor: It’ll be at a time of my choosing.

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Jordan: Oh, surely. Surely, you don’t doubt my capabilities. My ability to take risks, push the limits. I have a special talent for you. Only I can do… what I can do. You know that. I can smell fear, I can manipulate it, I can weaponize it. Just ask your lovely wife.

Victor: You’re a delusional, vicious bitch. And don’t ever mention Nikki again.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: Whatever the great and powerful Victor Newman wants. But I think that you want me to do your dirty work. And I think… I’m right. I mean, what is it? My hands are already awash in blood. What’s a little more?


 

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Jack: Okay, I’m not gonna argue this with you. Nikki finally made her own decision about going to rehab.

Victor: And that was up to me to convince her to do that.

Jack: No one decides when or how Nikki gets sober. Only Nikki can get herself there. And she did. Isn’t that what matters?

Victor: And what you did was unconscionable.

Jack: My conscience is clear.

Victor: That only shows me how delusional you are.

Jack: Hold on.

Victor: Is your ego that big and that fragile, you can’t admit that you made a huge mistake?

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Jack: My giant ego? Isn’t this about your giant ego and your being shattered that you did not know how far gone Nikki was? Isn’t that why you’re coming after me?

Victor: Don’t you turn this back on me.

Jack: All I care about is that Nikki survived. Had I not stepped in at the rate she was going, she would be drinking herself to death right now. Victor, I know how much you love her. Isn’t that the most important thing? She found the help she needs.

Victor: I want her to become strong and healthy around professionals, not amateurs like you.

Jack: I never claimed to be a professional, merely a friend trying to help someone I care a great deal about.

Victor: You put her life in jeopardy.

Jack: Nikki is okay.

Victor: She was absolutely petrified when you collapsed on that– she called the paramedics for heaven’s sake. You could’ve died!


 

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Nate: Busy, yeah, yeah, I get it. Me too, me too. So, uh, where’s, uh, tucker?

Audra: Hm. I don’t know. Around.

Nate: Ah, well, you two are usually joined at the hip. Hope that means you got wise and kicked him to the curb.

Audra: Oh, well, sorry to disappoint you, but tucker and i are as solid as ever.

Nate: Ah, too bad.

Audra: Is it?

Nate: Isn’t it?

Audra: Well, we’re independent people who do independent things, which i think it’s healthy in a relationship. You should try it sometime.

Nate: Ooh, smack.

Audra: Well, you deserved that.

Nate: Look, look, I didn’t come over here to argue with you, Audra. Um, truth is, I miss our friendship

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Alan: Well, I was beginning to wonder after our last visit.

Ashley: I have to apologize for my very unpleasant behavior. It’s living with this family. You know, they’re just picking at me and prodding me. It’s like living under a microscope, you know?

Alan: Yeah, that must be– that must be difficult.

Ashley: Yeah, I have no words for it. But here I am treating you like you’re their guard dog instead of my dear friend. I hope you can forgive me.

Alan: Of course, I forgive you.

Ashley: Okay, ’cause the last thing I want is for you to think that I’m pushing you away.

Alan: Well, not too long ago you did tell me to pack my bags and head off to Vienna.

Ashley: Don’t listen to me. Don’t listen to me at all. No, that was just me in the heat of the moment dealing with horrible siblings that don’t believe anything I say. I mean, I’m not mad at you. Honestly, I feel like you’re the only person in my life I can actually trust.

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Nick: He said mom told him that it was just to shake some sense into her. Is that true? It was just about saving my mom and not about you falling off the wagon?

Jack: Nikki had given up. She had no fight left in her. I could not get through to her. At that moment, I would’ve done anything.

Nick: Dad said the paramedics were there. You had passed out.

Jack: Yeah, that part’s a little hazy.

Nick: So, it’s true. You took the pills and sabotaged your own sobriety.

Jack: It was a necessity. Hey, I saw a friend in danger. I went out on a limb. Maybe too far out, but at least it succeeded.

Nick: You know it was crazy, right? It’s a crazy thing to do, Jack. I can’t even wrap my head around a gesture like that.

Jack: I take it you disapprove.

Nick: It’s not my place to judge you. I mean, my mom is finally in rehab and you seem to have made it out the other side. You okay?

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Sally: Well, you guys will have to play catch up, now that he knows more than you.

Adam: I just wish it was about video games or soccer moves. But I guess I’ll take it. I can see in his eyes how badly he wants to get better. And I wanna hold onto hope.

Sally: You should. Let him see that.

Adam: I’m not sure what else to do. You know, I feel like an observer in all of this. You know, letting an outsider look after my kid.

Sally: But you feel like Connor feels empowered. Like he has a say in all this.

Adam: Well, he feels like they get him. He’s not alone.

Sally: That’s positive. You know, you’re– you’re feeling your way through this. And so’s connor.

Adam: Yeah. I guess.

Sally: Why do you say it like that?

Adam: Just, I feel like my son is moving on without me. He’s leaving me behind


 

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Sharon: That is the cruelest thing you can say to a child when their parents are their whole world.

Phyllis: Oh, she’s a sick bitch.

Sharon: Phyllis, um, you know, maybe you should rein in your anger a little bit when you’re around Harrison. I know that this is difficult, if not unbearable, but Harrison’s already been through enough stress as it is.

Phyllis: Okay, I’m not clueless. Sharon, I would never talk like that in front of Harrison, but we’re adults here, and it’s very emotional, and I think the entire world would agree with me if they knew what Jordan did to that little boy

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Phyllis: You’re very good at that. You know, being soothing and talking, even though you’re not in the therapist business anymore.

Sharon: Well, thank you. I’m always happy to help. And if you need any help, someone to talk to…

Phyllis: You?

Sharon: Well, no, not me somebody else.

Phyllis: Yeah, somebody else, of course, I figured.

Sharon: You figured, right?

Phyllis: Yeah, that would be crazy. When my doctor gave me Breztri for my COPD

Sharon: I, uh, I know how much summer means to you.

Phyllis: Yes, it’s just– it’s hard when she’s upset and I can’t do anything to fix it.

Sharon: Well, I can imagine how worried you must’ve been about summer and Harrison. Um, but everyone is safe now. And from what I can tell, summer has turned out to be a great mother.


 

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Nikki: [ Slurring ] Uh, Victor? Victor? Jack? Lauren? Jack? Oh, can’t you people stop calling me? Can I have one damn moment of peace? I mean, is that so much to ask?

[ Grunts ]

[ Sighs ] That bitch is finally dead. I deserve this. I earned it.

[ Cell phone buzzes ] God, who now? Oh… well, Victor again. “I’ve been trying to reach you. “Where are you?” Right where I wanna be. Yep.

[ Exhales ] Right where I wanna be.

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Alan: Of that, I have no doubt. Would you like to join us?

Ashley: Oh, don’t feel obligated.

Jack: Thank you. I think I will. So, Ashley has kept you under wraps. I know you’re friends, but not much more. How long have you two known each other? When did you meet?

Ashley: Go ahead. Why don’t you tell that story?

Alan: No, I think you would do it justice.

Ashley: Well, damn. Nobody told me there was gonna be a pop quiz.


 

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Claire: They were so big, I couldn’t believe it.

Summer: This is unbelievable! It’s exactly what I told kyle I didn’t want. Claire all over harrison.

Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, they’re feeding ducks. Maybe it’s harmless.

Summer: That is so not the point. Kyle knows how I feel about her being around him. And– and so does she.

Claire: They were fighting.

Phyllis: Yeah, I get it. I get it. What do you wanna do?

Summer: I’m definitely not going to walk away.

Jack: Wait, you want to leave?

Diane: I don’t want to leave. I just don’t see any other way to get through this. I’m so angry at you, jack. For the risk you took for to your sobriety, and your life, and I won’t take the chance that that anger could push you back into a bottle of pills.

Jack: I will say it again. I’m not going to relapse.

Diane: You don’t know that.

Jack: You’re really thinking of leaving because of what happened to nikki? I made a judgement call that saved her life.

Diane: Yeah, and you almost lost yours.

Jack: No, I’m very much alive.

Diane: You were unconscious! You overdosed! The emts needed to revive you. The only life that needed saving was yours. And thank god nikki was sober enough to call.

Jack: It could just as easily have been nikki who was unconscious in that room. I knew I could come back from the pills. Nikki might not have been so lucky had alcohol poisoning set in.

Diane: Oh, please. You could have taken away her vodka bottles.

Jack: No, that’s not the way it works.

Diane: Oh, really, jack? Then, tell me. Is swallowing a bunch of pills in front of her how it works?

Jack: It was a last resort.

Diane: What if you walked into an aa meeting and you shared what happened? What do you think the members would say? That you did the right thing or that you made a horrific mistake?

Jack: You’re right. I’m willing to accept that taking pills was foolish. If I had thought it through, perhaps another, safer option for help nikki might have presented itself to me. I did not have time. It was an emergency. I made a choice. In the moment. A hail mary. And it worked. I’m sorry I put you through this. I mean that. I wish– I wish I could make it up to you.

Diane: So, is that what this is? An in the moment hail-mary?

Jack: What are you talking about?

Diane: You will say whatever it takes to keep me from leaving.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: I knew it. You need me. You’re not just let me rot in here when I have something that I can offer you. I have a skillset that you need.

Victor: I don’t need you. I’m merely considering my options right now.

Jordan: Okay. Okay. Okay, victor. Then, you tell me. You tell me, okay? Whatever it is, I’ll do it.

Victor: It’ll be at a time of my choosing.

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Summer: What a surprise!

Harrison: Mommy!

Summer: Hi, buddy!

Victoria: Well, we were having such a lovely day.

Summer: How are you doing?

Harrison: Having fun.

Summer: I bet you are.

Phyllis: Hey, do you have one of those hugs for me? Oh, my goodness! Oh! You have grown like three feet since I last saw you.

Harrison: I was kidnapped. So was claire. By a witch.

Phyllis: Whoa! You are so brave.

Harrison: Claire says I’m the bravest boy she ever met. Right?

Claire: Brave and amazing and strong.

Harrison: Because I had my lucky charm. Claire found it for me.

Summer: Honey, you didn’t need a lucky charm to be the brave boy you are.

Harrison: Claire used to have a lucky charm when she was little, but she lost it. We could give her a new one, right, mom?

Phyllis: So, how did this little get-together come about?

Kyle: A happy coincidence.

Summer: Really?

Victoria: Claire and i were just out enjoying the beautiful day.

Claire: And we were lucky enough to run into these two.

Harrison: Claire and i fed the ducks.

Victoria: It’s nice to enjoy a little bit of nature.

Summer: Really nice you could fit all this in before going to the office.

Phyllis: I’d like to introduce myself. I’m harrison’s very protective grandma.

Jack: What do I have to say to you to convince you I regret what I did? The last thing I wanted was to upset you.

Diane: Oh, stop it, jack. You weren’t thinking about me at all. You acted so recklessly. You put yourself in so much danger. Without thinking about to the consequences to your family, or to your wife.

Jack: For which I am profoundly apologetic.

Diane: [ Sighs ] You know what? Your apology is hindsight. Your instinct was to put nikki first. Not me. Not your life. And I– I don’t know what to do with that.

Jack: And the answer is running away?

Diane: I am not running away. I’m doing what is best for us. I don’t want my anger to cause you to relapse.

Jack: What happened was a one-off. It was intentional. We don’t have to worry about me being hooked again. The only thing I am craving right now is a chance to regain your trust!

Diane: How can I not be concerned about your sobriety moving forward?

Jack: What, my word isn’t enough?

Diane: No! You say it was a one-off!

Jack: It was!

Diane: Yeah, but what if it wasn’t? What if you liked that feeling? Being high on pills.

Jack: Oh, come on, don’t do this.

Diane: Oh, no, no. Maybe saving nikki was just an excuse to feel that again. Or, maybe a test to see how strong you are against your old demons.

Jack: You are taking things out of context.

Diane: Well, what if I’m not? You keep saying how strong you are, but jack, this is unknown territory. And what– what if this tension between us is too much, and it puts a crack in all that strength of yours?

Jack: I get my strength from you. Your love gives me strength.

Diane: What about my anger? Hm? I don’t want to do anything that could put your sobriety at risk.

Jack: I had–

Diane: So, I think the best thing is for me to remove myself from this situation.

Jack: Diane, I–

Diane: I need my husband. And harrison needs his grandfather, healthy and present after everything he’s been through.

Jack: And your answer is to walk away?

Diane: No, I just… I just need time. To– to think about what’s happened. And to figure out what’s ahead. And you do too.

Jack: No, I don’T. I don’t need time. I know what I want. I want the two of us to find a way to work through this together.

Claire: It’s wonderful that harrison has so many people who love and protect him.

Phyllis: That’s what family does, right?

Victoria: I assume you’ve heard that claire is family as well?

Claire: Yes, I’m victoria’s–

Phyllis: I know who you are.

Victoria: I was telling clair earlier about all of the interesting characters around genoa city like katherine chancellor. But, I guess I failed to warn her about everyone in town.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Well, that’s the thing with warnings around here, not everybody’s really paying attention to them.

Jordan: “Your choosing?” What, is this a damn chess game, now? Why don’t we just sit down and play some checkers? Get on with it.

Victor: I call the shots.

Jordan: Oh, that’s abundantly clear. But I would settle for just a little hint.

Victor: I don’t know. Considering the various options, you know. If I even decide to… go ahead with the project.

Jordan: Oh, surely. Surely, you don’t doubt my capabilities. My ability to take risks, push the limits. I have a special talent for you. Only I can do… what I can do. You know that. I can smell fear, I can manipulate it, I can weaponize it. Just ask your lovely wife.

Victor: You’re a delusional, vicious bitch. And don’t ever mention nikki again.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: Whatever the great and powerful victor newman wants. But I think that you want me to do your dirty work. And I think… I’m right. I mean, what is it? My hands are already awash in blood. What’s a little more? ()

Victoria: I’m just happy that claire’s made a real friend.

Harrison: Let’s go to the playground!

Summer: Uh, you know what, honey, I actually think that we need to get you home for lunch.

Harrison: Can claire come too?

Claire: Uh, oh, I would really like to, but I have plans already. Maybe we can do it some other time.

Victoria: Yeah, we should get going.

Claire: Well, I will see you later, alligator.

Harrison: After a while, crocodile.

Victoria: Kyle, please just think about what we discussed earlier.

Phyllis: Well, harrison, why don’t you show me the playground? What do you think of that?

Harrison: Okay.

Phyllis: All right.

Summer: How could you do this to me?

Victor: I’ll let you know what I decide.

Jordan: Don’t you turn your back on me after dangling my freedom in front of me.

Victor: Just… a little distance away. Like your freedom, yeah?

Jordan: Oh, you’re a damn cruel bastard.

Victor: You make it easy. Now, isn’t that pretty?

Jordan: I need food! Not more vodka! Oh!

Victor: I decide what you’ll get. Now, cheers.

Jordan: Damn you, come back here!

[ Jordan panting ]

Diane: I hate that we’re even having this conversation.

Jack: I am totally to blame for this. What can I do to reassure you that I am– that I am okay? That our future together is safe?

Diane: All right, well, why don’t you go some 12 step meetings? No matter what the reason, you broke your sobriety. And you keep saying you have it under control, but you let that poison back into your system. And there’s no telling how, or when, it could become a craving that you can’t say no to.

Jack: You’re right. I will go to a meeting today. And tomorrow and the next day. Will that change your mind?

Diane: Jack, you can’t do it for me. It has to be for you, or what’s the point?

Jack: I know, it is for me. But I would be disingenuous if I didn’t say it is also for us, for our happiness.

Diane: You’ve always been very good at knowing exactly what to say.

Jack: It kills me that I have hurt you this deeply.

Diane: It’s going to take more than an apology for me to be okay with what happened.

Jack: Okay, I understand, but loving you and being loved in return have brought me more joy than I– I knew existed. That I would do something to destroy that… crushes my heart. Please, I’m asking you please, don’t leave.

Victoria: Oh, good, you’re here.

Cole: Hey. I didn’t expect you back from the park so soon. All the fun that claire and harrison were having, I thought that that would’ve spilled right over into lunch.

Victor: Yeah, well, then summer showed up and that was the end of that.

Cole: So, is she still tense with claire?

Victor: That’s putting it mildly.

Cole: What did she say?

Victor: Summer didn’t have to say anything. No, no, not at all. She was perfectly and excruciatingly polite. But she couldn’t wait to get harrison away from claire. It was infuriating, and insulting, and it didn’t help that phyllis showed up with her dragon breath to play back-up.

Cole: How did claire take all this? You know, I just– I just hate the thought of our daughter feeling unwelcome.

Victoria: She tried to take it in stride, but she shouldn’t have to.

Victor: Well, this is a pleasant surprise.

Cole: Hey, victor.

Victoria: There you are, daddy. Hi. Good to see you.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria: You know, I saw joan when I walked in, and she said that you were here, but she hadn’t seen you. Where were you at?

Victor: I just went down to the stables. To feed califa some carrots.

Victoria: Aw, that’s so nice. That’s something that you and mom would love to do on a day like today.

Victor: And hopefully, will do soon again, you know.

Victoria: Yeah. You know, I know that she needs to be in rehab right now, and I want nothing more for her to get better, but I miss her so much.

Victor: So do I. It’s very, very upsetting. Anyway, the two of you wanted to talk to me about something? Please sit down.

Victoria: Yes, thank you. Yes, cole and I, we were talking and we wanted to discuss something about claire’s future. We wanted to run it by you.

Victor: Sure.

Cole: Victor, I think that you’re aware of how much it meant to claire when she helped with the children at the hospital.

Victor: I heard that she read to some child.

Cole: Yes, yes. Exactly.

Victor: How sweet.

Cole: Yeah. You know, it gave claire such a sense of purpose. And she enjoyed it so much, she’s talking about finding a job working with kids.

Victor: Huh, wow.

Victoria: And as luck would have it, kyle and summer happen to be looking for a new nanny for harrison. Who adores claire and she loves the idea of working with him. And actually kyle seems very open to the idea as well.

Cole: It just seems like a perfect fit.

Victor: Huh. So, what’s the problem?

Victoria: Summer, actually. She’s still wary of claire and she’s having a problem overlooking her history. And I was thinking that maybe if you could, you know, talk to her about it. I know that she would listen to you and maybe if you could vouch that maybe, maybe summer would change her mind about it.

Victor: Hm. Well, I won’t do that.

Victoria: Why not?

Victor: As much as I would love to help claire, every which way, I do not want her to be subject to the toxicity of the abbott household.

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Diane: I’ve gotta get to the office. I have that presentation.

Jack: No, not like this. You’re upset.

Diane: You know, it’s just too much, okay? Harrison being kidnapped, and then all this mess with ashley. And then all–

[ Diane sighs ]

Jack: And then what?

Diane: Nothing. Nothing. It’ll work itself out.

Jack: No, let me help.

Diane: I– I’ve got it covered. So jack, you’ll– you’ll go to that 12 step meeting?

Jack: I will go to the meeting.

Diane: Okay.

Jack: Diane… please reassure me that we are in a slightly better place than we were when we started this conversation.

Diane: I still need time.

[ Door closing ]

Victoria: Okay, dad, I know there’s no love lost between you and jack, but claire would mostly be dealing with harrison.

Victor: Okay, I understand that, but she’d be in close proximity to both jack abbott and diane jenkins. Jack abbott’s a fool. Diane jenkins is an opportunist. Nothing more.

Victoria: Jack wasn’t partying with mom. He took those pill to shock some sense into her.

Victor: Cole, were you filled in on what happened?

Cole: Victoria told me everything.

Victor: Do you know how close they were to it becoming a total disaster? No, I don’t want claire to be subject to that, okay? I don’t want any of my family to have anything to do with the abbotts ever again.

Victoria: Okay, well we both know that summer is never gonna go along with that.

Victor: That’s another story, okay? Claire has no reason at all to involve herself with that family. Ever.

Kyle: Again, seeing claire was unplanned.

Summer: I got it. But you didn’t have to let him run off with her alone.

Kyle: Harrison was so happy to see her. He wanted to feed the ducks with her.

Summer: Oh yeah, and nothing bad could possibly happen to a small child near a large body of water.

Kyle: Okay, you’re blowing this out of proportion. They were barely out of sight.

Summer: The last time claire was barely out of sight with harrison, he was kidnapped.

Kyle: Summer, you can’t tell me you’re still holding onto the idea that she was involved in that.

Summer: I get it. She was a victim. But she’s still a reminder of everything that harrison went through, and he’s still recovering from the trauma.

Kyle: Yeah, and outings like today will help get things back to normal. Today, I saw a very happy little boy who totally bonded with someone who shared and survived a difficult experience with him.

Summer: Kyle, I was very clear on how I felt about claire spending time with our son.

Kyle: Yeah, and I couldn’t just blow her off once harrison saw her.

Summer: So, you blew me off instead? Just completely disregarded my feelings?

Kyle: Come on, summer.

Summer: No! Negotiating custody with you was difficult enough. I… I don’t know why you’re fighting me on this.

Kyle: I am not fighting you on it.

Summer: You are! I asked for one thing. That you keep claire away from harrison. I didn’t even insist that it be forever, even though that would suit me just fine.

Kyle: That’s hardly fair.

Summer: Do you realize that harrison’s not the only one that’s dealing with trauma? Kyle, every time I see her, I am right back in that place. Terrified that I’m never gonna see my son again. Desperate to find him. Maybe I need to not see claire’s face so that I can recover from the trauma too. I just, I really didn’t think that that was too much to ask. But did you– did you even try to respect my wishes?

Kyle: Summer, I wasn’t–

Summer: No, it was one day ago that I requested this of you. Were you even gonna tell me about this if I hadn’t run into you?

Kyle: I honestly didn’t think it was that huge a deal.

Summer: Right, so my feelings, what I want, just not a big deal to you.

Kyle: Okay. Don’t you think it would have been more upsetting to harrison if we ignored the friend he adores? That if we somehow treat claire as a villain, that it would be confusing to him?

Summer: It’s not that hard. All you had to do was say hi and keep moving.

Kyle: Understood. It’s over. Can we please be done talking about this?

Summer: Yeah, sure. We can be done talking about it. As soon as you tell me what victoria meant before she left. What was that about? (Vo) it’s shrimp your way.

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Kyle: Uh, victoria just wants people to give her daughter a chance.

Summer: That’s great. Doesn’t have to be us.

Kyle: You say that like we’re two random people on the street. You two are cousins, family. I mean, after everything claire’s been through, victoria’s just trying to protect her daughter like you were trying to protect harrison.

Summer: Harrison’s a child, kyle. Claire’s an adult. She can take care of herself. She has the entire newman family to show her love. She does not need you getting involved and dragging our son into it.

Kyle: At the risk of you shoving me into the lake, you’re overreacting.

Summer: So, that’s just it? You’re making unilateral decisions now? No more co-parenting, no more respecting each other’s wishes when it comes to raising our son? You’re just gonna ignore all of my boundaries when it comes to harrison from here on out?

Phyllis: Hey, guys, sorry to interrupt. Um, this little guy wants lunch. I’ll take him if you’d like.

Kyle: No, I’ve got it. How about a dad-style grilled cheese?

Harrison: Yeah.

Kyle: Yeah, let’s do it. We’ll finish this conversation later.

Summer: Oh, I’m gonna come to the house with you just in case claire decides to stop by for another surprise visit.

Victoria: I don’t think we should just dismiss this idea of her being harrison’s nanny just because you’re angry with jack.

Victor: Look, I have my own idea about my granddaughter’s future, all right?

Cole: You do?

Victoria: Oh, yeah, of course. I should have seen this coming.

Cole: Uh, well, does someone want to clue me in?

Victoria: Dad wants for claire what he wants for his children and his grandchildren, of course, to be a part of his legacy.

Victor: My idea is that the best use of claire’s intelligence and skills would be to follow in your footsteps. So, whenever you return to newman, she could become your assistant.

Victoria: Well, there’s a major problem with that.

Victor: What’s the problem?

Victoria: I haven’t decided if or when I will even return to newman.

[ Diane sighs ]

Diane: Not today.

Phyllis: I haven’t even said anything.

Diane: Yeah, well, whatever it is, I don’t want to hear it.

Phyllis: I want to talk to you about kyle.

Diane: What is it?

Phyllis: I just saw him at the park with harrison and claire. I got a problem with kyle.

Diane: Well, stand in line.

Phyllis: Are we possibly on the same side? Do you share summer’s concerns?

Diane: Summer’s concerns?

Phyllis: Yeah, with claire, victoria’s daughter. Um, I thought at first summer was being a little overprotective and high-strung about the whole thing. But, uh, yeah, I just saw them at the park with my own eyes. Claire’s being all palsy-walsy with harrison is very inappropriate. This is, you know, right after harrison was kidnapped by her aunt. I just think it’s weird. That’s all.

Diane: Well, claire was just as much a victim of jordan’s as harrison.

Phyllis: Um, yeah, whatever.

[ Phyllis sighs ] Don’t you think it’s weird? Someone with claire’s history. She just got out the psych ward, diane. That she’s spending so much time with harrison, a sweet, vulnerable little boy. I mean, what exactly is that about? (Vo) you might be used to living with your albuterol asthma

Victor: You’re not returning to newman? You can’t mean that.

Victoria: Not anytime soon, at least.

Victor: Don’t you realize that claire’s just in the process of finding herself? And you should damn well come back to newman, for heaven’s sake.

Victoria: Daddy, I want to focus on claire. I want to get to know her better. I mean, this is all just still so new.

Cole: With jordan dead, along with her threats, this is a chance for us to really help claire settle in with her new life. To help her figure out just what her purpose is going forward.

Victoria: The kids are going to be home soon. I want her to know them. I’ve got to prep her for that.

Victor: None of that prevents claire from working at newman enterprises. And none of that prevents you from coming back. I want claire to have a structured life. A job where she has fun, where she’s excited, she’s challenged. That’s the way you have felt at newman enterprises ever since you’ve worked here.

Victoria: But claire isn’t me and I want her to do what makes her happy.

Victor: Oh, come on now. This damn nanny job, what the hell kind of job is that? That’s not a long-term job. That’s not how you plan your future. She belongs at newman. With you. As your assistant. And I don’t want her anywhere near jack abbott.

Cole: Why not?

Victor: Because I said so.

Victoria: Dad?

Victor: What?

Victoria: Are you planning some kind of retaliation against jack for what happened to mom?

Victor: That son of a bitch almost ruined your mother’s life.

[ Summer chuckles ]

Kyle: Oh. You really didn’t need to come.

Summer: Well, there’s no place I’d rather be. Hanging out with my favorite little guy.

[ Summer laughs ] Jack. Didn’t expect to see you home on a work day.

Kyle: Dad’s working from home today. You all right?

Jack: Yeah, how could I not be? My favorite grandson just walked in. How were things at the park?

Harrison: We fed the ducks.

Jack: Oh, lucky ducks.

Harrison: You’re funny.

Summer: And now I think it’s time for someone to feed himself. Ready for that grilled cheese?

Harrison: Yes.

Summer: Let’s go.

Kyle: Dad, are you sure you’re all right?

Jack: Yeah, I’ll be fine.

Kyle: Hey, you know I know you pretty well. Putting me off only makes me try harder.

Jack: I don’t want to drag you into all this.

Kyle: Too late. I’ve never seen mom this upset with you. I want to help.

Jack: Your mother’s dealing with a lot of stress right now. Harrison’s kidnapping took a lot out of all of us. She’s still struggling. She’s on edge.

Kyle: That might be part of it. But you did almost die last night.

Jack: And I’m sorry she told you about those details.

Kyle: And I’m glad she did. The idea that we almost lost you… dad, thank god we didn’T. It makes sense that mom’s upset, but her anger towards you… the hurt? I mean, it’s next level. Is there something else you need to tell me? Is your relationship in trouble? Because if it is, I hope you know you can talk to me about it.

Diane: Phyllis, I just don’t want to get into this with you right now.

Phyllis: Oh, wow. Okay, I’m sorry. I’m expressing concern about our youngest family member, our grandbaby. So how awful of me, right?

Diane: No, you are stirring up trouble because you just can’t help yourself and you’ve decided that claire is your latest target.

Phyllis: We could have a situation on our hands.

Diane: We don’T. You have no restraint, no boundaries. Well, I am drawing one right now.

Phyllis: Claire could be a threat to harrison.

Diane: Or not. You know what? My family just went through a terrifying ordeal, and we’ve had enough drama, so why don’t you just stay in your own lane?

Phyllis: Um, summer’s my daughter, so I’m very much in my lane. She needs to know what her kid is up against.

Diane: Well, apparently you and your daughter have already decided that claire is a problem. Why don’t you give her the benefit of the doubt?

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? Her aunt is a lunatic. In and out of the psych ward? This girl could be a psycho in training for all we know.

Diane: Oh, my god, phyllis, do you hear these words coming out of your mouth? You and I have both been seen as psychos at different points of our lives. Oh, yes, we have. So all this finger pointing, it’s not a good look for either of us. ()

Phyllis: Listen, you, before you go off on me, from somebody who’s been epically demonized and criticized for my truth, I really wanted to see claire’s point of view.

Diane: It all comes back to you.

Phyllis: I understood claire. You know, empathized with her. I really did. And I told summer, stop being so overreactive, take a step back, don’t judge her, but… honestly, this girl… tried to kill her family. She’s a wild card.

Diane: She was brainwashed, and she’s gotten help, and the newmans have welcomed her with open arms.

Phyllis: Yeah, but the newmans are adults who can fend for themselves with a wild card. Harrison cannot do that.

Diane: Yeah, but it’s not up to you.

[ Phyllis sighs ]

Phyllis: Listen, I wish, I wish that claire’s completely rehabilitated. I really do. But that doesn’t mean she has to be involved with our grandson.

Diane: I really don’t see that happening.

Phyllis: Hey, did you know that kyle thought it was a super-duper idea to have claire be harrison’s nanny?

Diane: What?

Phyllis: Yeah!

Diane: Kyle wouldn’t put his son in danger.

Phyllis: Oh, really? Well, listen to this. Summer wanted to err on the side of caution, so she politely requested to kyle to keep that woman away from her son, and guess what happened?

Diane: I don’t know, but you’re dying to tell me.

Phyllis: Yeah, I was just at the park, and um, kyle was there with harrison and claire. They’re out there looking at ducks or something, despite summer’s very, very reasonable request to keep claire away from harrison.

Diane: All right, phyllis, this is up to kyle and summer to figure out.

Phyllis: I know, but you see, kyle doesn’t really care what summer has to say, so now we have to intervene. You and me, and possibly jack.

Diane: No, no, no, no, that’s enough. We are not going to intervene about any of this, and I am not about to tell jack about it either.

Phyllis: What is going on with you?

Diane: Nothing. I am– I am late for a meeting at the office.

Jack: Your mother feels I went too far, chose to put my life on the line to save nikki, of all people, and needless to say, that didn’t sit well.

Kyle: You saw a friend who needed help. You did what you thought you had to do to save her. I understand why you did it, even if I hate you took the risk.

Jack: I know it seems extreme, but I just felt I had no options.

Kyle: Mom doesn’t feel that way.

Jack: No, she does not.

Kyle: And she’s really broken up about it. Playing into all the what-ifs, how it could have gone wrong, even if it didn’T.

Jack: I understand her upsets. I regret hurting her, I really do, but some part of me wants to think she will eventually understand why I did what I did.

Kyle: What if that doesn’t happen?

Jack: When I walked in on the two of you earlier, you seemed to be dealing with a lot more than her anger toward me. When I talked with her later, she brought up another thing that was bothering her. Could you perhaps be that other thing?

Kyle: Mom’s convinced herself that I am trying to undermine her at work. I try to help her when she makes mistakes, but instead of seeing it as teamwork or showing gratitude, she accuses me of being out to get her.

Jack: She’s not making mistakes, kyle. Her work has been impeccable. You are the one creating this scenario.

Kyle: That makes no sense.

Jack: It makes sense if you are still feeling resentful about my choosing your mother over you for the ceo position.

Victor: I am not planning a damn thing, all right? I want to protect my granddaughter as I protect everyone in this family. Jack abbott is this far away from being addicted again. What if he starts popping pills? Do you think I want claire near that?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Cole: Okay, well, I guess we know where he stands.

Victoria: Classic dad.

Cole: Now listen, is this really about jack being sober or not?

Victoria: I think this is about jack being the reason that mom is serious about getting sober.

Cole: All right, is it passive resentment or is it something else?

Victoria: There’s definitely nothing passive about this. Dad can deny it all he wants, but he is definitely planning something and he doesn’t want us anywhere near the abbotts when it happens.

Jordan: Victor! Victor! Tell me what you want and let me out of here!

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Sally: How do you know when it’s finally time to cut and run?

Alan: Well, I’m afraid it’s worse than I thought. There’s obviously more than one personality at play here, and the one I just spoke to is… rather concerning.

Lily: I have been very loyal to jill, and this is a complete betrayal. So, we have to respond accordingly.

Nate: You do realize she’s going to explode when we do this, right?

Devon: I don’t care. She dropped a bomb on us and we’re going to return the favor.

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Phyllis: You seem tired and run down.

Summer: Um, I’m okay. I’ll be okay. Yeah.

Phyllis: Harrison? How’s harrison?

Summer: Harrison’s actually seeming to do pretty well. I’m keeping a very close eye on him for any signs of the trauma that he’s been through, but he seems okay so far. I, on the other hand, am still a little bit on edge.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. I understand that. I understand. I would be too. I’d be very cautious.

Summer: Yeah, we’re gonna keep harrison out of school for another day just to see. And kyle’s spending some one-on-one time with him this morning.

Phyllis: Oh, good. That’ll be good for them. Both of them.

Summer: Yeah.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Summer: I just really want things to go back to normal so that we can put all of this behind us.

Phyllis: Yeah, uh, that’s gonna take some time. You gotta be patient for that, but it will take time. Just wait it out.

Summer: Unfortunately, harrison keeps on asking about claire. Kyle’s doing nothing to discourage it.

Phyllis: Well, do you want him to?

Summer: Yes, absolutely.

Phyllis: I– I just– from what I heard, is that claire was as much as a victim to jordan as harrison was.

Summer: Mom, please don’t tell me that you’re gonna side against me on this.

Phyllis: Oh, my gosh, no, never. Hey, listen, if there was any side to be on, it would be your side, always. I just heard, I was told that, you know, claire’s not to blame in any of this.

Summer: Maybe not directly, but in my mind, claire is never gonna be innocent. Never.

Victoria: This is nice, you know? The two wo of us just getting to spend the morning together.

Claire: Yeah, it’s a beautiful day. It’s a beautiful park. I saw a plaque back there that said katherine chancellor, that the park was named after her. Did you know her?

Victoria: Yes. Everybody in genoa city knew katherine. She– she was an icon. She was loved and respected all around the world. She was my godmother.

Claire: Well, I wanna know more about her and her connection to the newmans. I wanna know everything that I’ve missed over the years.

Victoria: Don’t worry about it. It would be my pleasure to tell you everything and anything that you wanna know. We have all the time in the world for that.

Claire: All the time. I can’t help but wonder, mom, if maybe that’s a mistake.

Victoria: A mistake? What– what do you mean? Spending time together is a mistake?

Claire: No, no, of course not. I love spending every moment we can together. It’s amazing. You’re amazing. But jordan’s dead now, and I’m beginning to find my footing. I– I’ve been thinking of getting a job of my own.

Victoria: Oh, well, that’s good. That’s a good thing, right?

Claire: Yes, it is. And it’s why I think maybe you don’t need to be so worried about me and think about getting back to work. I want to see you back in action.

Kyle: Hey, bud. You about ready? I got your duck feed here. It’s one more day of hooky and then back to school for you, young man.

Diane: Well, you sound like you’re in a good mood. Hearing you so happy and relieved almost helps my own.

Kyle: Well, not so much, I see. Doesn’t look like you got much sleep.

Diane: Got a little.

Kyle: I’m guessing you’re still upset about dad not coming home the other night? I mean, what actually happened? I feel like I’m missing something here.

Diane: He was gone all night. Does there need to be anything more?

Kyle: And I’m guessing the friend he was helping out was nikki. That’s why victor was over here the next morning, furious. And it’s why you still are upset about something.

Diane: I am.

Kyle: So, I can’t believe I’m about to ask this, but, um, look, it– it’s out there. Dad and nikki, they’re just– just friends, right?

Diane: Kyle, I don’t think your dad cheated on me with nikki newman. But what he did was just as bad. Maybe even worse.

Jack: I know you’re angry with me, victor. I’m not here to argue that. But can you at least tell me how nikki is doing? Wanna know a secret?

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Kyle: Let me get this straight. Dad contacted his old dealer, my former friend, kieran, to get his hands on some pills he used to be addicted to.

Diane: Yeah, it was this ridiculous plan to save nikki, who apparently was on some drunken bender. And I swear to you, kyle, I have tried to understand the risk your father took. I’ve– I’ve gone over it again and again, but the more I think about it, the more I realize I’m not– I’m not just upset, I’m furious.

Kyle: It’s a lot.

Diane: It’s outrageous. And I– I can’t stop thinking about what could’ve happened.

Kyle: But it didn’T.

Diane: Yeah, but that’s not the point. An addict willingly took pills.

Kyle: I know. And– and to a certain extent, I guess I can see where you’re coming from.

Diane: To a certain extent? Do you even hear what I’m saying? Your father risked everything. He– he risked our marriage, our future, his– his family, his sobriety, even his life. Everything. I mean, yeah, yeah, I’m– I’m so happy that nikki’s okay and that she’s finally getting the help she needs. But your father’s actions make it clear that he thought of nothing and no one beyond that. How could he have put us through that? How could he have taken that chance without a moment’s hesitation?

Kyle: Well, clearly, he thought it was an extreme situation. And he saw no other way out of it. So, he did what he did.

Diane: He mixed pills with vodka. I mean, is that what you would’ve done? Is that what anyone in their right mind would’ve done in that situation?

Kyle: Mom, dad knows nikki in a way you and I don’T.

Diane: Oh, so what? He could’ve suffered fatal consequences. That’s why what he did was stupid. And it was incredibly selfish.

Kyle: How can you consider that selfish when he only did it to save nikki’s life? I mean, he could have died. And that’s horrible to even think about. But selfish? Come on.

Diane: Why would he have done something so reckless when he has a family who loves and needs him? I mean, tell me, kyle, how would you feel if you had found out that your dad had died, that he had od’d in some athletic club suite? No. What he did was selfish. He put everything at risk.

Victor: How my wife is doing is none of your damn business.

Jack: I’m her sponsor, of course it’s my business.

Victor: You’re a hell of a sponsor. Your actions drove her into hell, from which she was afraid she would never return.

Jack: But she did return. And she decided what was best for her.

Victor: And you give yourself credit for that? Is that it? She had to call the damn paramedics to save your ass. Now, you turn around and make it as if you saved her life?

Jack: Okay, I’m not gonna argue this with you. Nikki finally made her own decision about going to rehab.

Victor: And that was up to me to convince her to do that.

Jack: No one decides when or how nikki gets sober. Only nikki can get herself there. And she did. Isn’t that what matters?

Victor: And what you did was unconscionable.

Jack: My conscience is clear.

Victor: That only shows me how delusional you are.

Jack: Hold on.

Victor: Is your ego that big and that fragile, you can’t admit that you made a huge mistake?

Kyle: Again, mother, dad did what he had to do for the sake of his friend. Was it the best choice from our point of view? Absolutely not. But I guess I can see how it came from the right place.

Diane: How? So, if he had died, at least I could say his heart was in the right place?

Kyle: Mom, we just went through hell with jordan. And I admit, I wasn’t thinking straight. All I wanted to do was bring harrison home. And yeah, I promised you and dad that I wouldn’t go after jordan alone. But if I had seen her going into that motel instead of leaving it, there is nothing that would’ve stopped me from charging in there to save harrison.

Diane: Well, that’s completely different. You can’t even compare the two. Harrison was in danger. Nikki was drunk. And not for the first time, I might add. Yes, eventually, she might’ve been able to drink herself to death, but she wasn’t in any immediate danger. Jack overreacted.

Kyle: Okay, I’ll give you that. I’m just saying I understand his motivation to act quickly to save nikki from going off a cliff.

Diane: Do you realize that we could be planning your father’s funeral right now? All because he had to rush in and save nikki from herself. He just had to be her hero.

Kyle: Really, mom? I wonder if this anger isn’t coming from jealousy. Don’t you know how much dad loves you? Depression is a journey.

Summer: I just don’t understand why kyle has so much sympathy for claire. Yes, I know that she was abducted with harrison. And I know that she didn’t directly contribute to him being stolen from his bed in the middle of the night, but she is, in her own way, responsible for it. Claire was jordan’s front woman in town to begin with.

Phyllis: Okay, all I’m saying is, come on. Jordan was the psycho here. I mean, she’s the one obsessed. And she would’ve found her way here with or without claire. You know that.

Summer: But she could’ve never pulled off all of the horrific things that she’s done without claire, her willing accomplice. And everybody just can forget all about that? How she poisoned practically the entire newman family, and they’re just all perfectly okay with it now?

Phyllis: I understand what you’re saying. No one’s perfectly okay with it now.

Summer: Mom, what does that say about her level of psychosis? That she was willing to murder five people? How does somebody even get to that point? How are we supposed to know that she can’t get there again?

Victoria: You want to see me in action? Oh, well, um, you’re looking at it.

Claire: This is it?

Victoria: Yeah, this is it. I– I took time off from newman because I wanted to spend time with you. You’re my number one priority. And when the kids get home from school, spending time with the three of you will be my number one priority. You know, maybe we can, um, we can talk to reed, maybe visit him, and we’ll have the summer adventure of a lifetime. Yes, I actually have thought about this a little bit, as you can tell.

Claire: But you could be doing so much more. You could be running newman enterprises.

Victoria: Listen to me. I– I just got you back. I wanna focus on you. I– I wanna get to know you, the daughter that I never had the opportunity to know.

Claire: But I know how much you loved being the head of the company. Don’t you miss it?

Victoria: Well, you know, growing up, I always looked up to my father, this powerful businessman that everyone respected and I loved the idea of working at newman enterprises so much that I started in the mailroom and I worked my way right to the top. But these past few months have given me perspective. And this time, leaving the corporate world, it’s different. This time I feel like I have a different purpose. And I have enough excitement in my life without getting bogged down with all of the office drama. No, thank you.

Claire: Well, I can understand that.

Victoria: I’m gonna tell you what I think.

Claire: Tell me.

Victoria: I think that maybe you’re trying to push me out of the nest because you’re actually ready to fly yourself.

Diane: Jealous of nikki? That’s what you think this is. You could’ve been left without a father and me without a husband, but no, no, no, mom’s just being jealous.

Kyle: What if it had been me? What if I had been in the state dad found nikki and it’s obvious he thought her life was at risk. So whether you see it that way or not, pills aside, it’s dad’s perception of the moment that really matters. What if he did what he felt like he had to do for my sake? How would you feel then?

Diane: It’s not the same thing. Jack would’ve come to me and we would’ve worked together to get you the help that you need to get through it because you’re our son. Nikki has her own husband and her own kids to come to her rescue.

Kyle: Nikki is one of dad’s closest friends. I mean, you wouldn’t expect him to just turn his back on her and walk away, would you? What’s the difference when you care for someone so deeply?

Diane: Turning one’s back and foolishly risking one’s life are two completely different things.

Kyle: Okay. As scary as it is, dad must’ve felt like he had the situation under control. I don’t know, mom. You know him. He doesn’t act recklessly.

Diane: Well, that’s why I’m so shocked by this.

Kyle: Mom, look at the bigger picture here. Harrison is safe. Nikki is safe. Dad is safe and I can’t imagine about to get hooked on pills again, so can we please just appreciate the moment here?

Diane: Oh, my god. So, you think I should just forget about this? Because an addict who just took pills again promises he’ll never take pills again? Really? Or do you just feel the need to always find the contrary position to mine?

Kyle: What? I don’t even know what you’re talking about.

Diane: Oh, come on. For months now, you’ve been disagreeing with everything I say at work. And now this? It’s like you won’t even try to see things from my perspective. (Man) it’s a little somethingi’ve done every night

Jack: My giant ego? Isn’t this about your giant ego and your being shattered that you did not know how far gone nikki was? Isn’t that why you’re coming after me?

Victor: Don’t you turn this back on me.

Jack: All I care about is that nikki survived. Had I not stepped in at the rate she was going, she would be drinking herself to death right now. Victor, I know how much you love her. Isn’t that the most important thing? She found the help she needs.

Victor: I want her to become strong and healthy around professionals, not amateurs like you.

Jack: I never claimed to be a professional, merely a friend trying to help someone I care a great deal about.

Victor: You put her life in jeopardy.

Jack: Nikki is okay.

Victor: She was absolutely petrified when you collapsed on that– she called the paramedics for heaven’s sake. You could’ve died!

Jack: None of that happened.

Victor: Let me tell you something. I’m warning you. Do not ever put her in harm’s way again because you would wish that you’d died in that damn hotel room. You got it?

Claire: I’m not trying to push you out of the nest.

Victoria: No, no. Of course you’re not trying to get your dear old mom off your back.

Claire: No, I’m not. I just– I don’t wanna see you holding yourself back for my sake. Even if you don’t wanna go back to newman right now, maybe there’s something else that you could get involved with to focus your drive and ambition.

Victoria: My ambition is getting to know you and to make sure that you feel secure and loved. What about the second part of what I said though? I’m not trying to pressure you and cole and I, you know, we want you to feel like you’re ready, but I mean, do you feel like you’re almost ready to fly?

Claire: I’m getting there. I feel strong and optimistic about my future, even if I have no idea what it might hold.

Victoria: I will be there. I will be there to cheer you on.

Claire: And I am so grateful to have you. But I wanna cheer you on too. I just– I really wanna see you get back to the normal life that you used to lead.

Victoria: Normal? I mean, this is normal. In fact, I have never felt better in my entire life than I do right now.

Kyle: Wait, what? How did you even get here?

Diane: You second guess every single thing I do at the office. You look for ways to undermine me at every turn, even though my work has been exemplary. And you know what? It’s bad enough that you’re doing it at jabot, but now you’re bringing it home. You won’t– you won’t even try to consider seeing my side.

Kyle: Mom, I’m sorry. Now, you’re just being unfair. Of course, I consider your viewpoint. I just don’t always agree with it.

Diane: Oh, well lately you never seem to agree with it.

Kyle: Okay. Now, you’re sounding paranoid. I don’t try to undermine you at the office. That’s ridiculous.

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Jack: I get the feeling I walked in on an argument and I’m willing to bet it’s about me.

Victor: I see you followed my suggestion. Ah. How many more bottles do you think I need to bring you before you… before you die? Before the world is rid of you? You’re poison. Nothing but poison. So I didn’t think I needed swiffer,

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Diane: Kyle, do you mind giving your father and me some privacy?

Kyle: Harrison and I were going to the park anyway, but before I go, dad, I wanna tell you something. Even though I hate it had to go so far, I understand why you had to take such desperate measures.

Jack: You told him what happened with nikki?

Diane: He’s not blind, you know. He knows that you’re her sponsor, he knows something awful happened, so he started to put the pieces together.

Jack: I wish you hadn’t filled in the blanks.

Diane: Well, too bad. You might need to keep nikki’s secrets, but don’t expect me to keep yours when you almost kill yourself.

Phyllis: Listen, I understand why you would have– no thanks. Um, concerns about claire. I get it, um…

[ Summer sighing ] Victoria and nikki, even victor, have accepted her. I don’t know what to say. You should consider that or maybe talk to them.

Summer: If it was just about them, you know what, maybe I would. But it’s not. This is about my son. And protecting him and I’m scared. I am scared that kyle is gonna let claire into his life. I mean, just the other day, she stopped by the abbott house to check in on harrison, just casually, and now she wants to see him more often. Oh yeah, sure, just go– go spend as much time as you want with my son. And kyle’s willing to let her do that, until I put my foot down.

Phyllis: You put your foot down about claire seeing harrison?

Summer: Yes.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: I don’t want her to see him. There’s no reason for it. I know that kyle claims that she and harrison have some sort of bond, but I don’t care. She is the reason that my son went through a trauma, and I don’t want him to be around that. Honestly, just the thought of her being near him makes me sick.

Cole: Hey.

Claire: Dad, hey.

Victoria: Hey, you made it.

Cole: Yes, and with something cool to drink.

Victoria: Thank you.

Claire: Total hero.

Cole: Yeah, right.

Claire: I was just telling mom that she needs to get back to work. I feel guilty that both of you have neglected your careers because of me. You haven’t been writing because of me.

Cole: Claire, my writing isn’t going anywhere. It’s gonna be there for me when I’m ready to get back to it. Besides, all that’s on my mind right now is just hanging out with you, all right? And you’re not– you’re not trying to get rid of me, are you?

Victoria: Yeah, exactly. That– that is exactly what I was afraid of.

Cole: Yeah, what’s up with that, claire?

Victoria: Is there something that you’re not telling your parents right now?

Cole: You’re not trying like to ditch us, are you?

Claire: No, of course not. I swear.

Cole: All right, good, good, because your mom and I are all about you right now.

Victoria: Absolutely, and while I think that it is fantastic that you’re being optimistic about your future, you know, I want to be available to help you chart it, if needed, and I’m sure that your father feels the same way, don’t you?

Cole: Yeah, yeah, all of those hours that we were– we didn’t know where you were. We were worried that jordan might’ve done something terrible to you. That was the worst feeling in the entire world.

Victoria: It was terrifying, not knowing if we were ever gonna see you again.

Cole: Yeah. So, you’re just going to have to grin and bear us hovering over you right now.

Harrison: Claire, hi!

Cole: Well…,

Victoria: So cute.

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Phyllis: There you go. All right, listen, I wanna be really clear. I understand how you feel. I understand. I know what it’s like to not want someone who you know is very dangerous around your kid. I get it. Just take some time is all I’m asking.

Summer: Believe me, mom, time is not gonna change how I feel about this.

Phyllis: Okay, okay. I’m just gonna say this. Don’t you think maybe you’re being a tad overprotective?

Summer: Well, that is just funny, coming from the most overprotective mom on the planet.

Phyllis: Exactly, you’re right. I am the most overprotective mom on the planet. You and your brother say that all the time. Yes. I also know what it’s like to want a second chance. I’ve begged everybody in this town for a second chance, a third chance, a fourth, fifth chance.

Summer: Okay, mom, I know that you’ve done insane things in your life and probably more that I don’t know about, but if you tried to kill five people and you were willing to watch them die, that is news to me.

Phyllis: Yeah, well, I’m not saying that claire and i are the same.

Summer: My son was kidnapped. I’m allowed to feel this way. I’m allowed to be on edge.

Phyllis: Of course you are. I agree with you, but it just seems like everybody has forgiven her and people that you love and trust.

Summer: That’s because they all feel sorry for her. It doesn’t change the fact that she could still be dangerous.

Phyllis: Listen, the newmans may be a lot of things– thank you very much. But they are not pushovers. And victor has her living at the ranch and your father has totally forgiven her. Same with victoria. That says something. You should just talk to them. That’s all I’m asking. And let me ask you this. Have you noticed any bit of psychosis from claire yourself?

Summer: It doesn’t matter. I’m not gonna take a chance. Not when it comes to my son. And– and kyle’s willing to let claire be harrison’s new nanny? I mean, in what world does that make any sense?

Phyllis: Wait a second. Kyle wants claire to be harrison’s nanny? That is ridiculous. That’s taking it too far. I absolutely agree with you on that.

Summer: Thank you. So, there is absolutely no reason to force this issue about claire spending time with harrison. ‘Cause actually there is no issue. Over my dead body will I ever let that happen.

Victoria: Hi, harrison.

Cole: Hey, man. You are looking pretty cool.

Harrison: Hey claire, wanna go see the ducks?

Kyle: Oh, buddy, claire’s hanging out with her parents right now.

Victoria: No, it’s fine. Yeah, go ahead. Go.

Claire: Well, it’s too bad we don’t have any bread to feed them.

Kyle: Well, we’ve been reading up on ducks and we brought some treats to surprise them. They like peas and oats.

Victoria: Oh!

Cole: You learn something new every day.

Claire: It sounds like you and your dad already have big plans.

Kyle: Well, you two go ahead. I’ll watch.

Claire: Thanks. I wonder if we’ll find which duck is the hungriest.

Kyle: Hey, stay close now.

Victoria: Look at the two of them. I mean, look, they’re smiling and safe even after everything they’ve been through.

Cole: Hm.

Victoria: I love how harrison has taken to claire. She’s so good with kids.

Kyle: Yeah, apparently so.

Victoria: I know that the kidnapping and all the confusion surrounding it, I know that it’s– it’s left a lasting impression on summer.

Kyle: Yeah, I won’t lie. Summer’s worried that claire will be a reminder of the trauma harrison went through, but I haven’t seen any signs of that at all. If anything, it seems he feels more reassured around her.

Cole: Well, actually that makes sense. They both went through something scary and miraculously came out on the other side pretty much unscathed. That’s a strong bond for two people to share.

Victoria: Which is why it would be great for claire and harrison if maybe you and summer would try her out as your nanny? I mean, wouldn’t that be wonderful if it worked out?

Victor: By the way, were you ever good at playing chess? It’s all about figuring out your opponent’s next move, you know?

Jordan: Shut up and let me out of here.

Victor: You certainly played the long shot, didn’t you? I mean, you raised claire long enough so she’d finally get access to my family.

Jordan: Are you listening to me, victor newman? Let me out of here. I can’t take this anymore.

Victor: But you screwed up, didn’t you? You walked right into my trap. If advanced lung cancer

Kyle: I don’t argue that claire would be a good fit, but summer’s gonna need more time. Her feelings about claire are still pretty raw. I mean, she was traumatized, as we all were, when harrison was taken, but it’s been hard for her to get past the belief that claire was in on it.

Victoria: But she knows for a fact that that’s just not true.

Kyle: Intellectually, yes. She knows she was wrong, but she had a deep, visceral reaction when harrison was taken, and she needs more time for that fear to fade.

Victoria: Well, I mean, I understand. We were equally horrified when claire disappeared. It’s not something that you easily forget.

Kyle: So, as much as we need a nanny and claire is interested, summer needs to be completely comfortable and on board to hire her.

Cole: No decisions have to be made today. I mean, right now, they’re just two pals that are feeding some ducks, which is a lot more than we could’ve expected not too long ago.

Victoria: You’re right. You’re right. Claire was trying to get me a job, and here I am trying to find her one.

Cole: Yeah, well, all in due time. You know, things will happen when they’re supposed to.

Victoria: Right.

Cole: You know, actually, I have to–

Victoria: Oh, you have to take off?

Cole: Yes, I do. So, I’m going to see you and claire later on today. Kyle, really good to see you. And I couldn’t be more happy that your child is home safe.

Victoria: Yeah.

Kyle: Same here.

Cole: Take care.

Victoria: Okay, see ya. Look, uh, regardless of the job, if there’s anything that I can do to put summer’s mind at ease where claire is concerned, I mean, we’re family, and I would hope that we could all get along, you know?

Kyle: I know. This is something summer’s gonna have to get past on her own. And I honestly can’t guarantee she really will.

Phyllis: Hm. I thought you said that kyle was spending time with harrison.

Summer: Yeah, they were supposed to be feeding the ducks.

Claire: We definitely found the hungriest duck.

Kyle: Ah.

Jack: I know you’re upset, but I don’t know what else I can say except I’m sorry and nothing like this will ever happen again, I promise.

Diane: Well, I certainly hope not because next time, you might not be so lucky to survive it.

Jack: Oh, okay. I realize I may have pushed things a bit too far.

Diane: You know what? I don’t think you do. I don’t think you’ve grasped the severity of what has happened. You know, I– I agreed for you to be your ex-wife’s sponsor, even though I didn’t like it, and I was worried about your own sobriety, and I have bitten my tongue every time you ran out of here at the drop of a hat because nikki called or nikki texted, but this goes way beyond that, and– and I can’t ignore the alarm bells ringing.

Jack: I understand that you’re hurt and angry.

Diane: No, jack, I don’t think you get it. This isn’t just hurt and angry about an argument or something. You risked everything we have, everything we value, everything we’ve worked so hard to achieve. We went through hell to be together and then– and then you would just throw it all away like that? Why?

Jack: I don’t know how many ways I can say this. I had things under control.

Diane: Until you didn’T. You know, this whole thing has really made me question your judgment. It’s made me question everything that I thought we had.

Jack: Wait, wait, wait. Please don’t feel like that.

Diane: Oh, god. You have no idea how I feel. What you did was an outright betrayal of our love and our trust.

Jack: That was never my intention.

Diane: Well, it might not have been your intention, but it’s what happened, and– and honestly, I don’t– I don’t know how I’m going to get past this.

Jack: Wait. What do you mean by that?

Diane: I– you know, I– I need some– I need some time on my own, time– time away from you, so I can sort through this and– and think the whole thing through.

Jack: I don’t know what there is to sort through. What happened, happened. It’s over. I promised you nothing like that will ever happen again.

Diane: Yeah, but can you really promise me that? I mean, I– I think I need some distance for both of our sake.

Jack: But why?

Diane: Why? For your sobriety. If I stay here in your face all hurt and angry, is that gonna send you back to the pills? Or maybe if I walk away, that will be the trigger. I mean, I don’t know. I just feel– I just feel so hurt and confused and I just don’t know the right thing to do.

Victor: Taunting your jailer. Not a good idea.

Jordan: Shut up. Shut up, hear me?

Victor: Want some more booze? Maybe I should administer to you intravenously. How’s that? As you did with nikki.

Jordan: Okay, I get it, I get it.

Victor: What do you think?

Jordan: I hear you, all right? You’re satisfying your god complex by keeping me trapped here, so go ahead. Go ahead, gloat. Gloat all you want. But you know what? You could’ve ended my life by now, but you haven’T. And why not? Do you think there’s a chance I might still escape?

Victor: You think you have a chance?

Jordan: Let me out of here and just put me in an actual prison.

Victor: Hm.

Jordan: Come on, damn it, what do I have to do?

Victor: I have an idea.

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Audra: Thank you.

Nate: Hello, stranger.

Audra: Nate!

Nate: It’s been a while.

Audra: Yeah, you know, I’ve been meaning to call you, but I’ve just been–

Nate: Busy, yeah, yeah, I get it. Me too, me too. So, uh, where’s, uh, tucker?

Audra: Hm. I don’t know. Around.

Nate: Ah, well, you two are usually joined at the hip. Hope that means you got wise and kicked him to the curb.

Audra: Oh, well, sorry to disappoint you, but tucker and i are as solid as ever.

Nate: Ah, too bad.

Audra: Is it?

Nate: Isn’t it?

Audra: Well, we’re independent people who do independent things, which i think it’s healthy in a relationship. You should try it sometime.

Nate: Ooh, smack.

Audra: Well, you deserved that.

Nate: Look, look, I didn’t come over here to argue with you, audra. Um, truth is, I miss our friendship.

Audra: Then stop badgering me about tucker.

Nate: Tucker mccall is a cold, ruthless s-o-B. He deserves a lot worse than badgering.

Audra: That’s a good start.

Nate: I just hope you see it one day. Tucker cares about tucker. Always has. Always will.

Audra: Well, sorry to disappoint you, but, um, that ruthless son of a bitch turned this entire restaurant into a café in paris where, uh, he proposed to me. I have to say, I’ve never seen him more loving and tender.

Nate: And you don’t see that as a giant red flag?

Audra: No.

Nate: Come on, audra. You’re smarter than that.

Audra: Oh, come on.

Nate: Look, all tucker was trying to do was recreate a better version of his failed paris honeymoon with ashley, which doesn’t surprise me at all. What does surprise me is you not seeing it for what it really is.

Alan: Ashley? Hi.

Ashley: Hello, alan.

Alan: Um, I just want to let you know I checked out of the hotel and I booked a flight for europe this afternoon.

Ashley: You’re leaving. How sad.

Alan: Well, it’s a couple of hours before my flight takes off, so I was wondering if maybe I could see you before I go.

Ashley: Um, a couple of hours to psychoanalyze me. Isn’t that what you really mean?

Abby: So, mamie called an emergency meeting at chancellor-winters today. Why? What is it about?

Devon: Your guess is as good as mine. Billy wasn’t invited, whatever that means.

Abby: Well, that might be a good thing. And lily?

Devon: Oh, yeah. She’ll be there. And so will nate. One big happy family.

Abby: Don’t engage. Don’t engage.

Tucker: Hi.

Devon: Hi.

Tucker: You two are looking well.

Abby: Thank you. Now, is there anything else?

Devon: Abby.

Abby: Devon, I’m sorry, but you know exactly what’s gonna happen. He’s gonna pull out his nice guy act and try to butter us up. I’ve seen it far too many times.

Tucker: Actually, you’re right, abby. I was hoping to at least temporarily soften your opinion of me.

Abby: Too late.

Tucker: There’s a favor I would like to ask of you both.

Lily: Great. Keep me posted. Thanks. Hi. Uh, you’re early. I thought we weren’t meeting for half an hour.

Mamie: Well, I was hoping that we could talk beforehand.

Lily: Okay.

Mamie: The last time that we spoke, things got a bit heated, and I regret that. I’m just hoping that we’ll be able to push through, you know, because the stakes are so high.

Lily: Yeah, I– I would like to make peace, too.

Mamie: Good. I’m glad to hear that.

Lily: So, what is this meeting about?

Mamie: Oh, well, I– I would prefer to wait until everyone’s arrived. I promise. It’s gonna be worth it.

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Audra: Thank you. I think you’re reaching.

Nate: For what?

Audra: Hm. Anything to justify your completely inaccurate analysis of tucker’s and my relationship.

Nate: If you say so.

Audra: I mean, are you forgetting that I’ve known tucker for years? That we have our own history in paris long before that clown show with ashley. So, your thesis is missing a few facts.

Nate: You can tell yourself whatever you want to, audra, but it won’t change the outcome. And did you say yes, by the way?

Audra: Yes to what?

Nate: Tucker’s marriage proposal. You’re here casually discussing it with me, so that gives me hope you weren’t foolish enough to say yes.

Audra: Why the hell do you care so much about what I do with tucker?

Nate: I thought we were friends, audra, and– and that’s what friends do. They tell each other the truth.

Audra: Are you sure that’s all it is, nate?

Nate: What else would it be?

Audra: Oh, I don’t know. But if I had to make a solid guess, I might wonder if there’s some secret infatuation going on with me here.

[ Nate chuckles ]

Nate: Okay, um, hypothetically speaking, would it matter to you if I told you there was?

Abby: See? You just made my point. Can we go now?

Devon: Listen, we’re not in any place to be handing out or taking favors from each other, okay?

Tucker: Just hear me out, at least. You can give me that much, can’t you?

Devon: Sure.

Tucker: So I’m still on dom’s music class email list, and I heard about a performance coming up. I would very much like to attend it.

Abby: No.

Devon: Yeah, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I’m sorry.

Tucker: May I ask why?

Devon: Yeah, ’cause we want that day to be about dominic, and not about you trying to force your way in and cause a scene.

Tucker: Cause a scene?

Devon: Yeah.

Tucker: I– I just wanna attend the performance.

Devon: Well, what about after the show? Like when the parents want to get together and take the kids out and get ice cream and stuff. Are you gonna guilt us into including you? Or are you just gonna show up and clap and support him? ‘Cause you know nothing’s changed since the last time I asked you to keep your distance. You’re still the same guy.

Tucker: Uh, uh… wait a minute. Before you go, abby, I wanted to ask you. Is your mother doing any better?

Abby: Better than what?

Alan: Ashley, I am not trying to analyze you. I, um, I’m sorry you still see it that way. My hope is that we can be friends above everything else. That’s the only reason I came to help.

Belle: I know you can hear me, ms. Abbott. Alan is ashley’s safe way home, not your nutty idea.

Ashley: There’s somebody at the door. Excuse me.

Belle: Killing tucker is just sheer madness.

Alan: Ashley?

Ashley: Hold on.

Belle: This is how we save ashley. She needs to fall in love again. Why can’t you see that?

Alan: Um, are you still there? Ashley?

Ashley: Yeah. Hi. Where were we?

Alan: I’m not sure.

Ashley: I think you were just saying that you had a couple of hours to kill before your flight. And you wanted to see me, didn’t you?

Alan: Yes.

Ashley: Okay. Great. Well, I would love to see you. I mean, if the invitation is still open.

Alan: Um, well, great. Okay, should I come to you or–

Ashley: No, I’ll– I’ll go to your hotel, okay?

Alan: I look forward to it.

Ashley: Yeah, me too. I’ll see you soon.

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Abby: Why are you asking me about my mother?

Tucker: Concern. Just hoping she’s found her footing.

Abby: Well, if you’re referring to the incident that happened between the two of you in paris, where no one can figure out what actually happened, that’s ancient history.

Tucker: Have you seen her lately?

Abby: I talk to my mom all the time, tucker.

Tucker: In person?

Abby: Wait, how does this concern you? Wow, it really is an amazing sense of entitlement how you just put yourself in areas that don’t concern you at all.

Devon: What are you getting at? Why are you even asking?

Tucker: I think you might wanna check in on her a little more regularly. Take care.

Abby: So he’s– he’s talking to me about family? Why? Because he’s so good at it?

Devon: I don’t know. Everything’s a game with that guy. He’s always trying to make people think he’s a changed man.

Abby: Well, he’s still talking about my mother, which means he hasn’t changed at all.

Audra: You know, I would be so flattered if you were secretly pining away for me, nate.

Nate: Oh, really? Are we going to ignore the fact that I said this was hypothetical?

Audra: So you’re not into me? Not even a little bit?

Nate: Uh-huh. Fishing for compliments.

Audra: I’m just on the hunt for the truth?

Nate: If I were, which I’m not, I wouldn’t be so subtle about it. You’d know.

Audra: Whatever. I’m just giving you a hard time.

Nate: And I’m trying to figure out what it would take to pull you away from that man. As your friend.

Audra: Hm. I know you’re my friend, nate. And I am grateful and touched that you’re so protective of me. But if it does make you feel any better, I did turn down tucker’s marriage proposal.

Nate: I figured as much. But it’s good to hear.

Audra: Well, not because I don’t want to be with him, but because marriage to me is an archaic institution.

Nate: Is that like a campaign slogan of yours?

Audra: Uh, I mean it. Okay, I– I don’t need some contract to be with the person I love.

Nate: I’m not saying you do. But most folks get around to it sooner or later. Who knows? You might change your mind.

Audra: Well, thankfully, I’m not most folks.

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Nate: Uh, I really want to finish this conversation.

Audra: Yeah, but when the topic of marriage comes up, look who’s running. Now you know how I feel. And that won’t change.

Nate: I bet it might if the groom weren’t named tucker mccall.

Audra: What if he was named nate hastings?

Nate: Look, audra. You need to take those blinders off. You know you can’t commit to a man like that. A man you can’t trust. Tucker will break your heart, audra. The fact that he had to recreate paris and substitute you for ashley should tell you everything you need to know. I know you deserve better. I hope you know it too.

Audra: Nice seeing you, friend.

Ashley: Hi.

Alan: Oh, hello.

Ashley: I am so happy to see you.

Alan: Well, I was beginning to wonder after our last visit.

Ashley: I have to apologize for my very unpleasant behavior. It’s living with this family. You know, they’re just picking at me and prodding me. It’s like living under a microscope, you know?

Alan: Yeah, that must be– that must be difficult.

Ashley: Yeah, I have no words for it. But here I am treating you like you’re their guard dog instead of my dear friend. I hope you can forgive me.

Alan: Of course, I forgive you.

Ashley: Okay, ’cause the last thing I want is for you to think that I’m pushing you away.

Alan: Well, not too long ago you did tell me to pack my bags and head off to vienna.

Ashley: Don’t listen to me. Don’t listen to me at all. No, that was just me in the heat of the moment dealing with horrible siblings that don’t believe anything I say. I mean, I’m not mad at you. Honestly, I feel like you’re the only person in my life I can actually trust.

Alan: I’m very glad to hear that. And I want you to know that I am here to listen to whatever you have on your mind.

Ashley: Yeah?

Alan: Sing away.

Tech: Does your windshield have a crack?

Lily: Perfect. Thank you. Uh, mamie, I am sorry. I have to pass on your meeting today. I am way, way behind schedule.

Mamie: Lily, no. You can’t miss it. You must be here.

Lily: Okay, then what is this about? Why is it so important?

Mamie: When everyone has arrived–

Lily: Yes, yes, all will be revealed. I know, I know. Okay, well then, please, no surprises like last time, right?

Mamie: No, no surprises.

Lily: Okay, because it doesn’t exactly build trust.

Mamie: You have my word.

Lily: Okay.

Abby: Mamie, hi!

Mamie: Oh.

Devon: Hello.

Mamie: Abby.

Abby: So good to see you.

Devon: Hey, aunt mamie. How you doing?

Mamie: And how is my brilliant great-nephew?

Devon: Dominic’s doing fantastic.

Mamie: Oh.

Nate: Aunt mamie.

Mamie: Nate, my goodness, you seem to get more handsome every time I see you. So, well now, we are all here.

Lily: Uh, billy’s not here.

Mamie: Yeah, well, he won’t be coming.

Lily: Well, he’s a member of the board. So if this meeting’s important, then he should be here.

Mamie: This meeting is for family only, and I’m including abby in that.

Abby: Well, thank you very much. That means a lot. But I don’t think now is the time to separate camps. Billy is my family, too.

Mamie: Okay, good point. But in every family, big decisions have to be made for the greater good. And especially now, because this family business is really dysfunctional. I’ve stayed in the background. I’ve given you enough time to settle back in.

Lily: Okay, well now that I am settled back in, what are you thinking?

Mamie: Why don’t we all sit down, hmm? I believe that it’s time for us to reassess.

Devon: Reassess what, exactly?

Mamie: There’s been a splintering inside of this family. And I believe that it is billy and jill that have been causing you to turn on each other. And that is just not acceptable. That’s why I’m here. I’m going to fix this.

Ashley: I might have to find just a little–

Alan: Yes, please, have whatever you like there.

Tucker: Ashley?

Ashley: Oh, hi.

Tucker: Hi. Hi, tucker mccall.

Alan: Alan laurent.

Tucker: Alan, nice to meet you.

Alan: Nice to meet you.

Tucker: So, uh, you two know each other how?

Ashley: I don’t think that’s any of your business.

Alan: No, it’s– it’s okay. We met in paris years ago and we’ve been friends ever since.

Tucker: Oh, you know, come to think of it, I do recall ashley mentioning you before. What is it you do again?

Alan: Oh, just some academic work, guest lecturing, that sort of thing.

Tucker: Oh, well, I suppose if you’ve been friends for years, you know who I am.

Alan: Yes, we have, uh, discussed your relationship.

Tucker: Oh.

Ashley: Actually, alan is being very modest. He’s a brilliant psychologist. An even more brilliant friend. Actually, alan is the one that made me realize I was wrong about that fight we had in the café, remember?

Tucker: Thank you.

Alan: Happy to help.

Tucker: And you’re here now to…

Alan: I am just here as a friend.

Tucker: Well, I think, uh… I think your timing couldn’t be better.

Nate: Aunt mamie, we all appreciate your emotional and financial investment in this company, but I think you’re overreacting.

Mamie: Not from what I’ve been seeing and hearing. Do you know what it took for me to get all of you together in this room?

Lily: Well, we have disagreements, like any other company, but we work them out.

Mamie: Like you denying a seat for nate on the board of chancellor-winters.

Lily: Because it’s too soon.

Mamie: So, you’re still punishing him.

Lily: I’m not punishing him. We’ve talked about it, we’ve moved on, and I think you should, too.

Mamie: Is that right, nate? Have you moved on?

Nate: Look, I’m not gonna deny that I was upset at first. Yes, I was hurt, angry. I can admit that. But I thought about it and I talked it over with lily, and I saw her point.

Mamie: Well, then, I think that you deserve a medal for turning the other cheek, honey.

Nate: Aunt mamie, what I did was unconscionable, okay? You weren’t here. You didn’t see it or experience it. I betrayed this company. And worse than that, I betrayed my own family. And quite frankly, the only reason I’m sitting here is because of lily and devon’s forgiveness and generosity. And of course, I owe a lot of that to you. And I hate saying this, but if there’s any tension going on around here, I think it’s coming from you.

Mamie: Me?

Nate: You hate jill, and by extension, you distrust billy.

Mamie: Nah, wait a minute. I do not hate anyone. I do have some trust issues with the two of them, which is why I want them out of this company. So that we can return chancellor-winters to the family business it was intended to be.

Devon: Yeah, but jill brought chancellor in with the merger. So, this was never meant to just be about our family. You know that.

Mamie: I don’t think it’s wasted on any of us that you are the only chancellor sitting in this room, devon.

Nate: Okay, now you’re cherry-picking details, aunt mamie. Creating a war to get what you want.

Mamie: No, you’re just exaggerating.

Nate: Oh, no, I don’t think so. This whole rally the family against billy and jill meeting tells me I’m not.

Mamie: And is that what you think too, lily?

Lily: Yeah, I think things are starting to get out of hand. And, you know, listen, I agree. I think that billy has an agenda.

Mamie: Finally, someone who gets it.

Lily: But I think devon does too.

Abby: Wait a second, that’s not fair.

Lily: Well, no, what I’m trying to say is that it’s not the point. We can resolve these things. But I don’t think that’s what you want, mamie. I think that doesn’t fit your agenda, right? And I think that nate’s right. I think that you want a war. And you don’t care if it brings this whole place crashing down on us. If you spit blood when you brush,

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Ashley: Tucker, aren’t you a busy man? Don’t you have things that you should do? Go run along and do them, maybe?

Tucker: I’m not that busy at the moment. And I’m always happy to meet new people. Especially a brilliant psychologist. And lecturer, you said?

Alan: On occasion.

Ashley: I know what you’re thinking and alan has assured me that he’s not here to crack open my skull and take a peek inside.

Tucker: I wasn’t thinking that at all.

Audra: Ugh.

Ashley: Thank goodness she’s here.

Audra: There you are.

Ashley: Oh, what great timing. Your boyfriend just barged in here and made himself right at home. Can’t you keep a closer eye on him so he doesn’t wander off without you, please?

Tucker: Uh, audra, this is dr. Alan laurent, um, ashley’s dear friend. Brilliant psychologist, from what ashley said.

Alan: I mean, she flatters me and it’s nice to meet you.

Audra: You too. It sounds like ashley’s in very good hands. We shouldn’t intrude.

Tucker: No.

Audra: Oh, and, um, thank you for your helpful advice.

Ashley: Sure.

Audra: Have a nice day.

Ashley: Bye. See you soon.

Tucker: All right. Nice to meet you, alan.

Alan: Nice to meet you.

Ashley: So, where were we before we got so rudely interrupted?

Mamie: Oh, now, so suddenly I’m the problem.

Lily: Well, it’s not suddenly. I mean, the truth is, jill probably wouldn’t have brought billy on board if you hadn’t created so much dissension. And now you’re undermining everything that I have worked so hard to build up.

Mamie: And that’s exactly my point. What you built up, lily. Not jill, who is off somewhere all the time. The devil only knows where. Riding on your coattails while you and devon and now nate are doing all the heavy lifting.

Lily: Jill does a lot for chancellor-winters, and even if she didn’t, half the company is hers.

Mamie: Devon, now you know I’m right, don’t you? We’re all gonna be the better for it if we can just figure out how to get jill and billy out for good. You know you want billy gone. Has jill ever executed the vision that you and neil originated for this company? I think we already know the answer to that one.

Devon: Yeah, sure, we do have some issues with billy and jill. But the reality is, we didn’t have any of them before you showed up in town. And you keep trying to find these problems when I think, and I say this with all due respect, I think that the problem might just be you.

Mamie: Huh.

Audra: So, what did you think about ashley’s shrink friend? The fabulous dr. Freud.

Tucker: Hm. I don’t know, he didn’t really make an impression on me in one way or the other.

Audra: Well, he certainly seemed to be making an impression on her.

Tucker: He’s an old friend, apparently.

Audra: A friend that makes her smile like that? And you never picked up on it in all the time she’s known him.

[ Tucker laughs ]

Tucker: It never came up.

Audra: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if ashley had a mad, passionate affair with him and went to live on an island somewhere?

Tucker: It hardly seemed like a romantic interlude.

Audra: But a girl can dream, can’t she? Look, I know in my head, ashley’s in a very bad place, but that doesn’t mean I’m not tired of running into her. And not to mention, I never know which of her many moods I’ll be dealing with.

Tucker: Doesn’t that tell you how sick she is?

Audra: I don’t know, tucker, but if she’s that unwell, why isn’t someone doing something about it? And I don’t mean lunch with a shrink.

Tucker: I totally agree. I saw abby, she doesn’t even seem aware that anything is wrong with her mother.

Audra: Or maybe because it’s no one’s business but ashley’S. You know, she could be getting treatment at this very moment, but we just don’t know about it because it’s private.

Tucker: She certainly doesn’t seem like someone on the path to recovery.

Audra: Well, she did seem to me less outwardly hostile. I would even call her chipper.

Tucker: Ashley doesn’t do chipper.

Audra: I think she does now. Are you pretending you didn’t pick up the vibe down there?

Tucker: Audra, my focus was on the doctor and whether or not he’s helping her.

Audra: You know, meanwhile, she looked like she was about ready to devour the poor guy. You know, if ashley gets her way, there will be more than therapy between those two.

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Mamie: I never thought I would see the day where my own family would treat me like this. I’m heartbroken.

Devon: We don’t want you to feel that way, all right? This has nothing to do with our feelings about you, mamie.

Nate: Of course, aunt mamie, we love you.

Lily: Yes, we all do. That will never change.

Mamie: I’m only here to build things up, not to tear them down.

Nate: You literally said it was time to blow things up.

Mamie: I never said that.

Devon: Okay, regardless of what you said, there’s just a little too much at stake for us to let you take a swing at billy and jill the way you want. All right? ‘Cause we know for a fact that chance and billy were only brought in ’cause jill felt threatened by you.

Mamie: Jill felt threatened by tucker.

Nate: Who you were in cahoots with when you first came to town.

Lily: Do you see how it all keeps coming back to you, mamie?

Mamie: No. What I see are three overly entitled, under-experienced, wannabe adults who are willing to take a pay-off because they are just too afraid to take a leap of faith with me, their longest living relative and staunchest defender. You are all looking for someone else to blame for your own insecurities. Well, that is not me. And I’m appalled by your cowardice. You know, I may be the only person in this room who knows what family really means. And right now, in case you didn’t notice, I am pretty disgusted with mine.

Tucker: Sorry, audra. I did not see any vibe between alan and ashley.

Audra: Come on. It was there for anyone to see. It’s called body language, tucker. She wasn’t holding back. Now, she’ll really mend if she hasn’t already.

Tucker: I certainly hope not.

Audra: And why is that, tucker? I know you don’t want to be with her anymore, okay? But that doesn’t mean that you wanna see her with someone else. Look, I know you still care about her, and that’s fine. I’m not threatened by ashley.

Tucker: Right. You never had any reason to be.

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Audra: Well, let’s just say I’m not. Anymore.

Tucker: Good.

Audra: Don’t be mad.

Tucker: I’m not mad. Not at you, anyway. At myself, yes. I keep telling you I’m moving on, I’m letting it go, blah, blah, blah, and then you walk in the room and I’m sitting there with her. But it’s not what I want, and i know it’s not what you want.

Audra: Yeah, I would be thrilled to never hear or mention her name ever again.

Tucker: I know. I’m sorry. But what you said is right. It’s because I still do care about her, and she seems alone in this. Her family, they’re obviously in denial, and I just– I wanted to make sure this alan guy was there for her.

Audra: So, what do you wanna do now?

Tucker: I wanna think about you. I have a surprise for you.

Audra: Oh.

Alan: You seemed amused by your encounter with tucker and his companion.

Ashley: Oh, I suppose so. Audra’s so pretty, and she’s so smart. She’s way too smart to be with somebody as horrible as tucker, but she’ll figure it out.

Alan: It was all quite fraught. A lot of strong emotions under the surface.

Ashley: Right, probably.

Alan: Subtextual comments on your mental health.

Ashley: Why should they be any different than anyone else in my life, right?

Alan: How’s that make you feel?

Ashley: Well, thanks for being so concerned. I’m fine.

Alan: An ex moving on with someone else can be quite traumatic if the relationship hasn’t been resolved.

Ashley: Oh, it’s been resolved. Put away in a drawer, never to be opened again.

Alan: No lingering conflicts?

Ashley: Lingering conflicts and subtextual comments? Should I pull up a couch?

Alan: I’m sorry. It– it’s an occupational hazard.

Ashley: That’s okay. Trust me. Tucker is where he belongs with whom he belongs. So am I. If advanced lung cancer

Ashley: So, have I changed your mind about leaving genoa city prematurely? I hope that my apology’s done the trick.

Alan: Now, you want me to stay?

Ashley: Oh. Haven’t I been clear as a bell? Of course, I want you to stay, as long as you possibly can. We have so much to catch up on.

Alan: Yes.

Ashley: Ooh, so you’re staying?

Alan: Shouldn’t be a problem to have a colleague cover for me at the conference in vienna.

Ashley: Yay.

Alan: So, yes. I would like to spend more time with you.

Audra: So, what’s my surprise?

Tucker: Well, I have spoken to all the heads of the companies we have acquired in europe.

Audra: Uh-huh.

Tucker: And everything’s back on track. So you and I are going to paris.

Audra: Oh. That’s great.

Tucker: That’s, uh, not quite the reaction I expected. I thought you’d be, uh, happy about it.

Audra: No, I am. It’s just, um… can it be more than just paris?

Tucker: Just paris?

Audra: You know what I mean. Um, monte carlo or portofino. Can we go to other places in europe, too?

Tucker: My love, our itinerary can be wherever and whatever your heart desires. I’m doing this for you. For us.

Audra: And just like that, we’ll go wherever I want?

Tucker: Wherever you want. I don’t know if you’ve been listening to me this whole time, but my intention is to fulfill every desire you have from this minute forward until forever. Well, now. Happy?

Audra: Hm, yeah. I am very happy. You know, this trip will be so good for us, tucker. One thing, though.

Tucker: Yes?

Audra: I don’t want any pressure about this marriage proposal, okay?

Tucker: Done.

Audra: I mean it.

Tucker: I do, too.

Audra: Mm.

Tucker: Although…

Audra: Oh, god. Here it comes.

Tucker: No, I just– I– I should be allowed the hope that, uh, europe will have its own kind of seduction. You know, the magic, the romance.

Audra: Mm-hmm. That ring will never be on my finger, okay? But I am open to whatever seduction and magic you can manage. Come on.

Tucker: I don’t know. I can manage quite a bit.

Abby: Okay, look, why don’t we all just take a step back and just calm down?

Mamie: No, no, thank you, abby. It’s a little bit too late to move these waters. You’ve all made it perfectly clear that I am not welcome here.

Devon: That’s not true at all.

Mamie: Oh, so we haven’t spent the last half hour with me listening to how I am the destructive force here? By my own family, no less. Who I’ve loved and supported my entire life.

Lily: Look, mamie, just because we don’t want office chaos doesn’t mean that we don’t want you. Okay, we’ve never let the corporate world get between us, so please, don’t do that now.

Mamie: And even you, nate. You know you wouldn’t even be in this room if I hadn’t intervened on your behalf. You know, because that’s what families do. They stand by each other.

Devon: That’s what we’re trying to do right now. We’re trying to stand by each other and look out for each other by drawing a line between professional and personal issues.

Mamie: This is betrayal, and I’m never gonna forget it. I am angry and hurt beyond words. However, I have a big stake in this company, and I have no intention of letting go of that. So, whether you like it or not, you’ll be seeing more of me.

Nate: I think we just made another enemy.

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Jack: Hi, nick. Morning.

Nick: Hey, jack. Morning.

Jack: Any news on your mother? She shared with me that she had decided to go to rehab. Very brave decision on her part, but I wondered how she’s settling in.

Nick: Yeah, dad dropped her off, uh… said she was gonna get organized and then head off to her first meeting. Said she seemed a little nervous, but determined.

Jack: If anyone can do it, nikki can. I really believe that.

Nick: Last night, dad told me what happened. How you got mom to, uh, finally seek the help she needs.

Jack: I take it he didn’t spare any of the details.

Nick: Said you drank with her. Then hit up your old dealer and had him drop you off some pills.

Jack: I did.

Nick: He said mom told him that it was just to shake some sense into her. Is that true? It was just about saving my mom and not about you falling off the wagon?

Jack: Nikki had given up. She had no fight left in her. I could not get through to her. At that moment, I would’ve done anything.

Nick: Dad said the paramedics were there. You had passed out.

Jack: Yeah, that part’s a little hazy.

Nick: So, it’s true. You took the pills and sabotaged your own sobriety.

Jack: It was a necessity. Hey, I saw a friend in danger. I went out on a limb. Maybe too far out, but at least it succeeded.

Nick: You know it was crazy, right? It’s a crazy thing to do, jack. I can’t even wrap my head around a gesture like that.

Jack: I take it you disapprove.

Nick: It’s not my place to judge you. I mean, my mom is finally in rehab and you seem to have made it out the other side. You okay?

Jack: Yeah. Oh– oh, yes. I’m okay. This is a one-time thing. I’m not going back down that rabbit hole.

Nick: Famous last words.

Jack: Crazy as I know this may sound, it was a tactical move to achieve a crucial outcome.

Nick: Then, I’ll take you at your word.

Jack: You can.

Nick: All right. I’m relieved to see you’re okay and that… I’m very grateful my mom’s in rehab, so thank you for what you did for her and my family.

Jack: Well, that’s very kind of you. I imagine your father doesn’t share your gratitude.

Nick: No, he does not.

Jack: Well, I wish victor would understand why I did what I did, and I am concerned that any progress victor and I may have made was destroyed by that decision. He probably hates me more now than he ever did.

Claire: Victor, I didn’t know you were coming by.

Victor: Well, I just came to see how you were doing.

Cole: Hey, victor. Did you come down to check on our girl?

Victor: Cole, my goodness. How nice to see you.

Cole: You too, victor.

Victor: Yeah.

Cole: So I’m just, uh, spending some quality time with my daughter.

Victor: Well, yeah. How are you doing?

Claire: Feel pretty good.

Victor: Well, now, considering the ordeal your aunt has put you through, how do you really feel?

Sally: So, tell me about your video call with connor. How’d it go?

Adam: It was tough at first. You know, I was a lot. I was talking a lot. I was saying all the wrong things. I was, um, kind of desperate.

Sally: How desperate?

Adam: I checked myself. It’s a steep learning curve, figuring out how to deal with the, uh, ocd. What to say, what not to say. But he does seem to be adjusting to the residential treatment.

Sally: You can tell?

Adam: Yeah, he seems more comfortable, more confident. He’s setting his boundaries with us. Trying to do the work. My kid, telling his parents what he needs.

Sally: Well, he’s finally letting you in, not keeping it all to himself. He’s learning to look out for himself. That’s amazing.

Adam: Well, he politely schooled chelsea and me on words like disassociation and reassurance.

Sally: Well, you guys will have to play catch up, now that he knows more than you.

Adam: I just wish it was about video games or soccer moves. But I guess I’ll take it. I can see in his eyes how badly he wants to get better. And I wanna hold onto hope.

Sally: You should. Let him see that.

Adam: I’m not sure what else to do. You know, I feel like an observer in all of this. You know, letting an outsider look after my kid.

Sally: But you feel like connor feels empowered. Like he has a say in all this.

Adam: Well, he feels like they get him. He’s not alone.

Sally: That’s positive. You know, you’re– you’re feeling your way through this. And so’s connor.

Adam: Yeah. I guess.

Sally: Why do you say it like that?

Adam: Just, I feel like my son is moving on without me. He’s leaving me behind.

Billy: What you looking at?

Chelsea: Did I tell you I get these daily emails from connor’s team now? Just little glimpses into his day. You know, signs that he’s eating and coping, staying active.

Billy: That’s good, right? It’s nice to know he’s doing regular kid things.

Chelsea: Yeah– yeah, I’m– I’m grateful. I live for these. I check my inbox first thing in the morning and then I proceed to check it all day long.

Billy: Of course, you do. You miss your son.

Chelsea: I just wanna hold him. Make sure he’s okay.

Ashley: I’m sorry I had to push our meeting back. I hope I haven’t kept you waiting long.

Alan: No, not at all. I don’t mind waiting, especially for such a charming dining companion.

Ashley: Have you ordered yet?

Alan: Uh, not yet, no.

Ashley: Oh, good. This won’t be but a minute. Hi.

Alan: All right. I’m still, uh, surprised to hear you, uh, call it a meeting after last night. I thought this would be less business, more pleasure.

Ashley: Yeah, there’ll be none of that, alan. I’m done playing games. When my doctor gave me breztri for my copd

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Chelsea: I am so spent, billy. I’m so anxious. I can barely breathe. Constantly second guessing myself that I’m– I’m gonna do something that’s gonna set connor back emotionally or myself.

Billy: Chels, you’re doing the best you can.

Chelsea: Yeah, oh, and then also I have this ex that I have to rein in. So, I’m constantly worried adam’s gonna lose it in front of connor or his doctors. I mean, that is a full-time job in and of itself.

Billy: Okay, well, adam’s an adult. You can’t control him. He needs to do that. So, do your best to free yourself of that burden.

Chelsea: I’m trying. It’s not easy.

Billy: No. But you’re both going through this. And you’re doing everything you can to take care of yourself. He has to do the same. At least for connor’s sake.

Adam: I hate saying it. I– I– I hate thinking it.

Sally: You’re afraid to lose your son. That’s a normal reaction to something so huge.

Adam: But it’s just– it’s so selfish. You know, it’s not about me. It’s about getting connor well and making him better.

Sally: But at the same time, you’re overwhelmed and you’re scared. It’s okay to admit that.

Adam: I just spend so much time blaming myself for what he’s going through and thinking it’s gotta be my fault somehow when my focus should be on him.

Sally: What if you let yourself off the hook for a minute?

Adam: I’m not sure that I know how to do that. I can’t find my footing.

Sally: Well, that is what I’m here for. To be your anchor.

Adam: I’ve dumped enough on you already. And at the same time, I don’t know what I would do without you.

Sally: Well, you can tell me anything. Things you can’t say to anyone else. Just don’t hide from me or push me away. This is my job in connor’s recovery, to be there for you so you can be there for your son.

Alan: You seem, uh… you know, less comfortable with me than before. Did I do something wrong?

Ashley: Oh, of course not. It’s all my fault. I overstepped and, uh, I apologize.

Alan: Well, no need.

Ashley: Oh, please. I was flirtatious. I’m assuming it’s because of all the champagne we drank. And, uh, I was inappropriate. And, I’m so sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable.

Alan: Not at all. In fact, I enjoyed our time together last night. Look, I– I just wanna… I am content just being here with you in your hometown. That’s all. And, um, I’m hoping you might indulge me, since I’ve heard so much about the place. And maybe you’ll show me some of the sights here in– in genoa city.

Ashley: We’re friends, right? We can be honest with each other.

Alan: Of course.

Ashley: Okay, let’s not pretend. I mean, you’re not here so much as a friend of mine. You’re here as a psychologist because traci asked you to come visit, correct?

Alan: Ashley–

Ashley: So don’t patronize me. I made light of it last night, but I don’t like it. And I want it to stop.

Victor: Claire, I came by to let you know that whatever you need, my family will help you.

Claire: I appreciate it. And you’re right. It hasn’t been easy.

Cole: Well, honey, you don’t have to do this now.

Claire: It’s okay. Last night, I had a nightmare that I was still in the storage locker. It was so dark and so cold. I had no idea how much time passed when I was in there. I was so scared that I’d never see you or mom again. Now that I have my family for real, it’S… the idea of losing that…

Cole: We were never going to stop trying to find you and bring you back home to us. And I’m just so sorry that my aunt was able to get to you and able to hurt you like she did again. I failed to keep you safe.

Claire: Dad, no. You didn’t fail anything. Jordan is a monster. Was. Jordan was a monster. But I don’t wanna waste any more time thinking about her. And she doesn’t get to keep ruining my life.

Victor: Damn right she doesn’T.

Claire: I might not be able to handle the heavy bag like you, but I can hold my own. So you can believe me when I tell you I’ll be okay.

Cole: Of course you will.

Victor: We’ll see to it.

Claire: I just wish they’d hurry up and find her body. Has there been any news?

Victor: Well, you know, the current of that river is very strong. And by now, I imagine that she’s in the middle of lake michigan. You know? She’ll never come back again, I promise you. If I were you, I would not worry about her one more minute.

Jordan: Victor! Victor, victor, where’d you go? Do you have cameras in here? I bet you’ve got cameras down here. And a listening device. Am I your favorite new reality television show? So, come on, victor! I’m gonna disappoint you because I am not gonna drink myself to death. No, no, no, no. You know, I am much stronger than nikki. Or any of you. Why don’t you– why don’t you ask me what my poison is, huh? Ask me. Maybe I’ll even tell you. You want me to drink? So come, come, join me at least. Anybody? Somebody come have a drink with me because I am– I am not going to die alone here.

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Nick: For what it’s worth, I told my dad that he should be thanking you for the incredible lengths you went to for my mom.

Jack: Oh, how did that go over?

Nick: About as well as you could expect. He said you two were pretty wrecked when he found you together in the suite.

Jack: Two addicts, booze and pills. It wasn’t pretty.

Nick: It must’ve been very hard to see my mom like that. And you.

Jack: Your mother has worked very, very hard to shield her family from the worst of this, and believe me, this was the worst of it. If victor blames me, it’s okay with me for nikki’s sake.

Nick: Yeah, he may come around once he realizes mom’s finally getting the help she needs because of this crazy risk you took.

Jack: Oh, this ceasefire with victor has been pleasant for a while, but it never… it never seemed to make much sense.

Nick: Yeah, you two are never gonna be boys, you know? You’re never gonna go and catch a game together.

Jack: And matching team jackets?

Nick: I can’t even imagine that. Um, I’m betting my dad’s anger slowly goes away as my mom recovers, you know, and he will understand that the benefits far outweigh any residual anger he may still be feeling.

Jack: Yeah, I think you’re underestimating your father’s ability to hold a grudge.

Nick: I’ve seen my father’s grudges up close my whole life. Look, I hope you know, because of this, I will always have your back.

Jack: Well, thank you. I can handle whatever comes my way. I have dealt with victor’s wrath before.

Nick: I know you will risk it again to help my mom.

Victor: So, cole, you’ve been spending a lot of time at the ranch lately. Are you moving in or what?

Cole: No. Uh, I just want claire to know that her entire family has her back and that she can count on me.

Victor: Claire, would you mind if I spoke with your father privately for a moment?

Claire: Not at all. I actually have plans to be meeting mom.

Cole: Hm.

Claire: Timing’s perfect.

Cole: Ah. Nice to see you, honey.

Claire: Yeah. Thank you both for everything.

Cole: Thank you.

Cole: All right, victor. Should I steel myself for a warning of some kind?

Victoria: How’s your relationship with victoria? Has something changed?

Alan: Ashley, I am not trying to deceive you. I’m– I’m just here because I wanna see you.

Ashley: And because traci was worried about me. I thought it was a good idea. I did, in the beginning. I admit that.

Alan: Well, look, clearly your siblings care about you very much. But as I understood it, you wanted help and you were open to receiving it from me. And this isn’t the first time we’ve done this on a nonprofessional basis.

Ashley: Yes, I’m aware of that. You helped me before when I was in paris and I thought you might be able to help me again.

Alan: But then it was friendly, nonconfrontational. That does not seem to be the case now.

Ashley: Well, I was open to speaking with you, and I have done so. But now it feels forced and contrived. And frankly, I feel uncomfortable. I feel like my siblings have influenced your perspective of me.

Alan: And why would they do that?

Ashley: Gee, I don’t know. Maybe because they think I’m unhinged. It’s so insulting. Like I’m a problem they need to fix.

Alan: Traci and jack said that you were afraid of what was happening to you. Is that not true? Is that wrong?

Ashley: No, there’s been some issues. I can handle it. On my own terms.

Alan: Okay. What are the terms? What can I do?

Ashley: Nothing. I’m fine.

Alan: Ashley, as you say, we’re friends, and friends should be honest with each other, right?

Ashley: Uh-huh.

Alan: Well, since we’re being straightforward and no longer hiding behind flirtation, I feel like I should be honest with you. Ashley, I’m not sure at all that you’re fine. You can feel it when your dream becomes a pursuit.

Adam: I’m so happy that you’re here. And that you put up with me. I just– I hate that we lost time because I can be an idiot.

Sally: Well, I could argue with you about that last point.

Adam: Except, it is true.

Sally: What I think is we had to be apart to know that we wanna be together. We learned. We grew. Yeah, there was a lot of grief and anger. But we came out the other side, and we are a much stronger team now.

Adam: We are a team, aren’t we?

Sally: We are. And I know you’re gonna get through this with connor.

Adam: Yeah, I just have to go against my instinct and try to not lose my mind in a knee-jerk reaction.

Sally: Yeah. Mm-hmm. Yeah, that would definitely be a good first step.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I can’t just talk the talk, I gotta follow through. Especially if chelsea and i go see connor.

Sally: I didn’t even know that was on the table. That’s wonderful.

Adam: Yeah, the doctors think that he might be ready for a weekend visit. And I am all for it. But I– I think chelsea might be scared.

Sally: To see connor?

Adam: I don’t know. I’m not really sure where her mind’s at. You know, I’ve been very, um, up front about all of my feelings, so she may feel like she had to compensate by stuffing down all of hers.

Sally: Or maybe she’s just processing it differently than you are.

Adam: Yeah, but if she’s hiding her feelings again, last time she did that, it almost cost her her life. So, what if she slides again, you know?

Sally: Hey. Will you promise me something? Have more faith in chelsea and in yourself. You are both way stronger than you think.

Chelsea: Adam is a great father. He can and will figure this out. He has to.

Billy: Well, props to you for being open to that.

Chelsea: Hm. Do I really have a choice?

Billy: You are the strongest person I know. I’m just here to remind you of that.

Chelsea: You’re so good to me. Always boosting me up. When does it get to be too much?

Billy: What do you mean?

Chelsea: Well, I mean, how many times in our relationship have you supported me? Have you encouraged me? And just like it’s not my job to keep adam on track, I don’t want you to feel like it’s your job to do the same for me.

Billy: Oh, no, no, no, no. No, those are two very, very different things. I love you, okay? I wanna be here to listen to you, to support you. I want you to know that I love you. There’s no place I’d rather be than beside you, right here. Whatever you need.

Victoria: Jack.

Jack: Hey.

Victoria: Hi.

Jack: How are you?

Victoria: Okay?

Jack: Um…

Victoria: What you did for my mom.

Nick: Yeah, we were just talking about that and dad’s reaction.

Victoria: You took such a risk. I mean, your own sobriety.

Jack: Your mother chose to get the help she needs. That’s the end of the story.

Victoria: Thank you for being there for her.

Claire: Mom, hi.

Victoria: Hi, sweetheart, hi.

Nick: Welcome home.

Claire: Thank you.

Jack: So, it’s great to see you safe and sound.

Claire: And so is harrison. Very, very grateful for that.

Jack: Yeah, kyle said you stopped by to see him. That was very thoughtful of you.

Claire: Well, he’s my buddy. We bonded over good luck charms. I just hope we can get back to those good memories.

Jack: Yeah, harrison is very fond of you.

Claire: Well, it’s an honor.

Kyle: Well, kyle and summer have struggled for a while now to find a new nanny now that linda left town. I wish they could find someone who connects with the boy the way you do.

Victoria: Oh, I didn’t know that kyle and summer were looking for childcare. Hey, maybe you could throw your hat in the ring.

Ashley: Such a shame. I mean, obviously, traci and jack have gotten to you and, uh, have made you see things that aren’t there.

Alan: Ashley, your demeanor has changed drastically from just yesterday.

Ashley: Well, that was last night. Now, it’s the light of day.

Alan: But– but even today, I mean… there– there’s something unfamiliar about you. I’ve known you for years through all your ups and downs, but you’ve always been yourself.

Ashley: And I’m not myself now? Is that what all your years of training is telling you?

Adam: Last night, you couldn’t remember how we met.

Ashley: Alan, we had a lot of champagne, correct? Come on.

Alan: Okay. But, you know, you were being playful, interested in my professional take on your demeanor. It was like a game to you. And today, look, you’re completely different. Cool, deflective, even indignant that I’m here at all, as if you are threatened or something.

Ashley: Look, I admit it. I was teasing you a bit. But I really don’t want you to feel insulted just because I don’t feel like playing today.

Alan: All right, well, where does that leave us if you’re no longer interested in my professional take on your demeanor?

Ashley: I’m not.

Alan: And you regret the flirtation?

Ashley: I do.

Alan: And do you think there’s any reason for me to stay in town?

Ashley: I don’T.

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Ashley: I’m really not trying to chase you away.

Alan: Well, it certainly feels that way.

Ashley: You’re right. But can you blame me? I mean, look at you, you’re just always studying me. And if that’s going to continue, then I think you should go to vienna and attend your conference.

Alan: Ashley, I– I just feel like we got our wires crossed here somehow.

Ashley: I don’t think so. It was great catching up with you, alan. Safe travels.

[ Alan sighs ]

Claire: You want me to be harrison’s nanny?

Victoria: I don’t know, it’s just an idea. I mean, you did say that you might like to work with kids, that it might be a vocation for you.

Claire: Well… yeah, after I spent time with the kids in the hospital.

Victoria: But you’re so good with them. And harrison likes you so much. And you’ve probably bonded, you know, after everything that you’ve been through together. Maybe you can talk to him. Maybe he would feel comfortable talking with you about it.

Claire: Honestly, I can’t think of a better job than taking care of that munchkin.

Victoria: I think it’s wonderful.

Claire: But I doubt summer would be on board.

Victoria: Claire does have a point. I’ve noticed that summer has, uh an attitude towards her cousin. Has she said anything to you about that?

Nick: I think summer’s having a hard time adjusting to having a new addition to the family. And I think harrison’s kidnapping makes it a little bit more complicated.

Victoria: Well, claire had nothing to do with that. Summer should see that by now.

Jack: Well, I’m not promising anything, but if you like, i would speak to kyle and summer.

Claire: That would be amazing.

Jack: Okay, well, I’ll catch all of you a bit later. Um, please give nikki my best.

Victoria: Oh, we will.

Nick: We will.

Jack: Take care.

Nick: Bye.

Victoria: Good for you going for the job. I think it’ll be good for you and for harrison.

Claire: Time to look to the future.

Cole: Victoria and I have gotten closer. We’ve reconnected.

Victor: Hm.

Cole: Now, is that a sound of disapproval? Because I know at one time that you were against the idea.

Victor: Yes, I was.

Cole: And now?

Victor: Well, cole, you seem to be very protective of both victoria and claire, and I like that.

Cole: Claire’s my only child. She’s a chance at joy that I never saw coming. And victoria… I love them both very much.

Victor: I’m very glad to hear that, cole.

Cole: And I’m willing to stick around as long as they’re happy.

Victor: Nice to know.

Cole: But, victor, there is something that I hope you can be honest with me about. It’s regarding my aunt’s death. Her fall into that river. Is there something that we don’t know?

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Jordan: This bastard thinks he can– thinks he can beat me? Beat me? I’ll show him. I’ll show him. Whoa. Ow. Ow. What? What? What’s going– oh. Oh. Stop biting. Stop– stop it, stop it. Oh, oh. Oh. Oh. Victor! Victor, stop it! No spiders. No spiders. No spiders, please. No spiders… oh. Oh. Okay. Okay.

[ Jordan exhales ]

Jordan: Just one swig. That’s all. Just one swig. Oh. Oh.

Tech: Need to get your windshield fixed?

Chelsea: Okay. Well, since you are so sweet and supportive and perfect…

Billy: I’m gonna need you to put that in writing.

Chelsea: Um, there is a little more advice I need, if you can swing it.

Billy: Okay. Hit me.

Chelsea: The doctors at conner’s program, they– they say that he might be ready for a visit.

Billy: That’s great. That’s good, right?

Chelsea: Yeah, so I’m considering going to the east coast this weekend.

Billy: Only considering? Why is that?

Chelsea: What if he’s not ready? And what if I go and he doesn’t want to see me? Or… or I go, and he does see me, and it undoes all the progress he’s making.

Billy: Hm. Yeah, I– the doctors are saying it’s a good time to come. I think I would trust them. You know? Maybe you’re overthinking it a little bit.

Chelsea: I am, right? Yeah. Yeah. I just don’t wanna underthink it and then screw everything up.

Billy: Yeah. But you want to see your son, and they’re saying it’s a good time to come, so…

Chelsea: Right. I just have to make the best choice with the knowledge I have.

Billy: Yeah. And look, conner feels like he’s ready. Doctor’s saying it’s a good time. Let’s take yes as an answer. Okay? And if anything goes wrong, then the doctors are there to support both of you.

Chelsea: Okay. I like that. Conner seems stronger and I– I think he’s prepared for this.

Billy: Maybe this is part of the healing process for all three of you.

Chelsea: What would I do without you?

Billy: I don’t know. But the good news is you don’t have to worry about that.

[ Door slams ]

Jack: For you.

Diane: Thank you.

Jack: How’re you doing?

Diane: I’m okay. I was reading with harrison in his room, but he fell asleep a few minutes ago.

Jack: Well, he needs some rest.

Diane: Yeah, yeah. He’s, um, he’s been sleeping a lot lately, but I guess that’s normal for someone who’s been through what he’s been through.

Jack: All we can do is reassure him that he’s safe now.

Diane: Yeah. So, how are you feeling?

Jack: I think it was good that I got out. Some fresh air. Fresh perspective. Look, I know you were upset by my actions.

Diane: Upset? You spent all night in a hotel suite with nikki newman, and you took pills, jack, as a recovering addict.

Jack: I told you, that was strategic.

Diane: Oh, my god, it doesn’t make it any less dangerous. And your refusal to admit that is alarming.

Jack: Okay, I– I really just wanted to say I’m sorry.

Diane: Are you sorry for what you did, or are you sorry that I’m mad?

Jack: What would it take to lessen this anger?

[ Door opens, closes ]

[ Diane sighs ]

Diane: Hi, ashley.

Ashley: Oh, tippy-toe, tippy-toe. Please stop. It’s so annoying the way you tiptoe around me.

Jack: Have you seen your friend from paris this morning?

Ashley: Well, yes, jack, I did. We had breakfast together.

Diane: Oh, how was that?

Ashley: Fine. I told him to go ahead and go to vienna, attend his conference.

Jack: Why would he cut it short now?

Ashley: Because he sees me as a patient and not a friend. And I know that you and traci were hoping that he would covertly psychoanalyze me, right? That failed.

Adam: Hey. Uh, what’s going on?

Chelsea: Is this a bad time?

Adam: Um, no, no, it’s all right. Um, come in.

Chelsea: Hi, sally.

Sally: Hey.

Billy: Hi.

Adam: Did, uh, did something happen? Is everything okay with connor?

Chelsea: Connor’s okay. Um, I’ve made a decision and I want to talk to you about it.

Sally: I will leave you guys.

Adam: No, no, no, I– I want you to stay. Please stay with me.

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Adam: Um, what is it?

Chelsea: I wanna go visit connor. I think we should go together, if it works for you.

Adam: I mean, are you sure?

Chelsea: I miss him so much, adam. And if the doctors are saying it’s okay–

Adam: I agree, I think that we can– we can do this. I know we can do this.

Chelsea: Yeah, but, you know, we have to be able to hold it together.

Adam: Of course. Because that’s what connor needs and that’s what he deserves.

Victor: You gotta trust me when I tell you that everyone knows all there is to know.

Cole: Wait, wait. That sounds like a dodge, like you’re trying to protect us from something.

Victor: Cole, if I thought she were alive, don’t you think I would put a security detail on every member of my family? That woman is gone, she’s dead. All right? So stop worrying.

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Jordan: Get off me! Just get off. Get off. Ooh.

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Jack: Traci and I did not conspire against you. In fact, you were on board with him coming to visit before he ever arrived.

Ashley: Yeah, well, I had a change of heart.

Diane: Why is that?

Ashley: Because I don’t need him here.

Jack: I want him to stay a little longer.

Ashley: Well, that’s just tough, jack.

Jack: You don’t want me walking on eggshells. Fine, I will be direct.

Ashley: Go ahead.

Jack: You are not well, ashley. This family is going to do all we can to make sure you get the help you need, no matter what it takes.

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Diane: Huh. How are you feeling?

Ashley: I’m feeling fine. How are you feeling?

Diane: Uh, I’m good, and I’m glad to hear it. You– you’ve had your ups and downs lately. It’s been quite a roller coaster. For jack and Traci, too.

Ashley: Yeah. If I didn’t know you so well, that butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth routine might actually work.

Diane: I’m not pretending to be concerned.

Ashley: Oh, don’t be that way. It’s a compliment. Kill ’em with kindness has always been my motto, too.

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Traci: My sister has been having mood swings.

Alan: Uh, highs and lows, or?

Traci: No, um, more like personality shifts. For example, uh, she will be extremely confident.

Alan: Well, that’s Ashley.

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Traci: Yeah. So, take that Ashley to the nth degree. And at the next moment, she’ll be almost childlike. And then last night, we got a new one. Uh, uh, tequila shots and live it up. But the most troubling is when she is our ashley. She’s so fragile. And she’s confided in me that she’s having blackouts.

Alan: Wait, from alcohol?

Traci: I don’t think so. The– the time I know about for sure, she insists she had nothing to drink.

Alan: Blackouts. What else does she say about the blackouts?


 

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Jack: Your family has been through hell, Nikki. Claire is still missing. Work can wait. Come on.

Nikki: But– but it helps me to not think about everything, and I desperately need that, even if it’s just for an hour. I– I will go to a meeting afterwards. I promise.

Jack: Okay. Okay.

Nikki: It’s okay to blame me, honey. I blame myself.

Summer: No. Jack’s right. Jordan is the only person responsible.

Nikki: Thank you for that. Please give Harrison a hug from me. I’m– I’m so grateful that he’s home.

Summer: I will.

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Chelsea: I’m terrified, Adam. I’m terrified. But I’m afraid if I fall into that well of– of shame and guilt, I won’t be able to crawl out. I want to kill this thing that’s hurting our son. I want to destroy it. And of course I blame myself. I blame myself for my– for my weakness and my illness. And I– and I hate myself. And I’m not strong enough to stop this.

Adam: Yeah, well, I– I was not there for a big part of Connor’s life. And when I was there, I created chaos. Do you know what I was thinking when he said he would just forget big chunks of time? I was thinking, yeah, I know, because that was me too.


 

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Victor: Hey, son.

Nick: You’re back.

Victor: Yeah, I am.

Nick: Uh, how’s mom? She settled in?

Victor: Yeah. Couldn’t stay with her very long.

Nick: And how about you? Did you get some sleep? I know this is very hard for you.

Victor: Much harder for your mother.

Nick: I know, dad. But mom made the decision to go to rehab, all right? Everybody knows how hard you worked to be there for her and to support her, but now it’s time we let the professionals handle this.

Victor: Easier said than done.

Nick: Yeah. Well, while mom’s getting the help she needs, you gotta take care of yourself, too. And remember, that other threat is dead and gone. We take the wins where we can, no matter how we get them.

Diane: Jack. Thank god you’re home. Where were you all night? I– I was so worried. And then I finally got your message this morning.

Jack: I am sorry. I should’ve called to tell you I was okay. Time got away from me.

Diane: Yeah, but where were you? I mean, I– I even tried the office and you didn’t pick up.

Jack: Diane.

Diane: What?

Jack: I wanna tell you everything, but you need to hear me out before you react.

Diane: Why do you sound like that?

Jack: Because I don’t think you’re gonna like what I have to say.

Phyllis: Hey, pretty. Hey.

Summer: Oh, mom.

Phyllis: I was hoping I’d see you.

Summer: Hi.

Phyllis: How you doing? You wanna have a coffee or breakfast, or… did you sleep last night?

Summer: Um, I slept at the abbott house. I– I just didn’t wanna be away from harrison.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Summer: Honestly, being here right now feels off.

Phyllis: Oh, I– I totally get it. Well, I mean, I’ll go back to the house with you, if you… or not. Listen, it’s your call. Whatever. You should be alone with harrison. He needs you right now.

Summer: Yeah, we will spend time together, the three of us, soon, I promise.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. Hey, listen, I want you to know that I’m really proud of you. You’ve been incredible. Very strong. Brave. Yes, brave. You’ve been a warrior, and most importantly, you’ve been an amazing mom.

Summer: I don’t feel brave. Last night, I slept next to harrison’s bed, and I just– I kept on jerking awake, just to make sure that he was still there. I’m only here now to see about getting some help for him.

Phyllis: Of course. Of course.

Summer: I mean, kyle and i keep on reassuring him, telling him that we love him, but I just– I don’t know that that’s enough.

Phyllis: It’s enough. Hey, listen, if you need anything from me, you just say the word, okay?

Summer: Thanks, mom. I actually mean professional help.

Phyllis: Oh, of course. Well, hey, you’re being proactive, and that’s great. Looking for a therapist, make sure it’s someone warm and kind and empathetic to a child that age.

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Victor: I hate all this, son. Leaving your mother there by herself, all alone with strangers. I’m her husband, for heaven’s sake. I should’ve been there. Help her through this.

Nick: You know that’s not how this works. Dad, you can’t fix her ms. You can’t help her with this. She went to rehab willingly. There was no intervention. She made this decision on her own.

Victor: Well, it wasn’t on her own. She was with a jack abbott.

Nick: What does jack have to do with this?

Victor: The son of a bitch almost killed her.

Diane: We promised to never keep secrets from each other, so whatever it is, just, um, tell me.

Jack: I saw nikki last night at the athletic club. She was drunk, as drunk as I’ve ever seen her. Tried everything I could to get her to sober up. I begged her to leave with me, to go to a meeting. I tried everything I could to get through to her, and she was just so detached, so distant, so defeated.

Diane: Defeated? But jordan’s gone, and claire and harrison are safe. I– I’d think she’d be relieved.

Jack: I guess the stress had finally gotten to her, the accumulation of all the things that had piled up around her. These relentless attacks from jordan have ended, but this has been a fight she’s been battling for months and months without any sign of if or when it would end.

Diane: Well, it’s– it’s a lot for anyone to face, even someone without an addiction.

Jack: Well, nikki is definitely an addict, and I– I could not do anything to pull her back from the cliff she was on.

Diane: Well, is she all right? What happened?

Jack: I was scared. I was guilt-ridden. I’d failed her as a sponsor. I’d– I had to do something to save her, and there were no half measures. And I came up with a thought. An extreme thought, perhaps unthinkable, but if it worked, if I could make it work, I had to try it.

Diane: All right, jack, stop. Just tell me what you did last night.

Summer: I mean, the horrible things that she said to harrison, the lies that– that we never wanted to see him again.

Sharon: That is the cruelest thing you can say to a child when their parents are their whole world.

Phyllis: Oh, she’s a sick bitch.

Sharon: Phyllis, um, you know, maybe you should rein in your anger a little bit when you’re around harrison. I know that this is difficult, if not unbearable, but harrison’s already been through enough stress as it is.

Phyllis: Okay, I’m not clueless. Sharon, I would never talk like that in front of harrison, but we’re adults here, and it’s very emotional, and I think the entire world would agree with me if they knew what jordan did to that little boy.

Summer: Mom, I love you.

Phyllis: I love you, too. Do you want me to just chill out?

Summer: Please. Thank you. We are all on the same team here. We just want what’s best for harrison, right? That’s why I asked sharon to meet me here.

Sharon: Yeah, I think it’s a great idea to think ahead for anything that could happen, you know, especially in a situation like this, so I would be happy to recommend a therapist who would be a great match for harrison.

Summer: I just wanna know what to look out for, keep an eye on the fallout, you know?

Sharon: Okay, well, I will text you her name and contact information. This woman is wonderful. She’s highly skilled in dealing with children.

Summer: Thank you so much, sharon. I’m– I’m gonna go call her right now. Excuse me.

Phyllis: You’re very good at that. You know, being soothing and talking, even though you’re not in the therapist business anymore.

Sharon: Well, thank you. I’m always happy to help. And if you need any help, someone to talk to…

Phyllis: You?

Sharon: Well, no, not me somebody else.

Phyllis: Yeah, somebody else, of course, I figured.

Sharon: You figured, right?

Phyllis: Yeah, that would be crazy. When my doctor gave me breztri for my copd

Sharon: I, uh, I know how much summer means to you.

Phyllis: Yes, it’s just– it’s hard when she’s upset and I can’t do anything to fix it.

Sharon: Well, I can imagine how worried you must’ve been about summer and harrison. Um, but everyone is safe now. And from what I can tell, summer has turned out to be a great mother.

Phyllis: Yeah, she really has. Mariah seems like a great mom, too. Look at us. But harrison and summer, they’ll be all right, right?

Sharon: Well, you will make sure that they are. Um, I’m sorry. Could you tell summer that I had to run?

Phyllis: Yes, to your tech empire, right? The one I didn’t get a job at.

Sharon: That’s the one. Um, please do remember to give summer my goodbyes and tell her to keep me posted.

Phyllis: No thank you.

Summer: Sharon left?

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. Coffeehouse owner, tech mogul, she left. Um, did you get in touch with the doctor?

Summer: I did, yeah. I actually think that she’s gonna work out. And if she doesn’t, then we will find someone who will.

Phyllis: Definitely. That is the spirit.

Summer: You and dad always fought for me. I’m never gonna stop fighting for harrison, either.

Nick: This doesn’t make any sense. Mom was out overnight. Then she comes back and says she’s ready for rehab, but jack could’ve killed her? How?

Victor: When I was with you and your sister, I got a message from our security team saying that they had spotted your mother at the athletic club.

Nick: Yeah, they thought that she was drinking.

Victor: She was in a room to do just that.

Nick: But jack was with her, trying to get her to go to a meeting or something?

Victor: When I walked into the room, the paramedics were there.

Nick: Did she have alcohol poisoning or something? Is that why she decided to go to rehab?

Victor: No, apparently they were there for jack abbott. He and your mother had done shots together. And he took some damn pills and opioids, collapsed and your mother called the paramedics.

Nick: This doesn’t make any sense, dad. Jack has been sober for years.

Victor: Your mother claims that jack abbott planned all this in order to shock some sense into her.

Nick: Oh, my god. Okay, so… jack takes pills as some sort of… if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em gesture to… I guess show mom a mirror of what she really looks like so she’ll be worried about him the way he’s worried about her?

Victor: Yeah. Insane and idiotic.

Nick: I guess it worked. I mean, mom seemed committed to getting sober when we saw her earlier.

Victor: Your mother should never have chosen him as a sponsor, all right? Jack abbott failed one more time. He fails at everything.

Nick: Yeah, but if mom’s committed to getting the help she needs now, does it really matter what he did?

Victor: Yeah, it does matter. She could’ve been the one who needed the paramedics. He could’ve killed her.

Nick: Well, it sounds like jack could’ve died too. He risked his life to save mom’S. And now, mom’s willing to get the help she needs because of jack.

Jack: No, I’m saying I couldn’t get through– hey, how’s my grandson?

Kyle: He’s a little on edge, but he’s settling in. Said he was happy his mom spent the night.

Diane: Yeah, I’m glad they had each other.

Kyle: What about you? I know victor was here earlier. It sounded like the two of you were getting into it.

Jack: Oh, you know victor. I’m always to blame for something.

Kyle: So what exactly is victor blaming you for?

Jack: You know, could we discuss this another time? I– I– your mother and I need some time to talk.

Kyle: Um, are you dodging me? Because I get the feeling that there’s something more going on here.

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Diane: What more could possibly go on? Everyone’s already been through so much.

Jack: Your mother’s right. Victor sometimes needs a punching bag. Old habits die hard.

Kyle: Okay. I’m gonna go to the office, grab my tablet and I promised harrison a surprise.

Diane: Oh, that’s nice. He can focus on a surprise. Oh, do you want me to sit with him for a while?

Kyle: No, no. He’s upstairs watching a movie. I hope he’ll feel safe enough to relax and doze off.

Diane: He’ll get through this, kyle. We’ll make sure of it.

Kyle: I’m gonna ask mrs. Martinez to keep an eye on him while I’m gone.

Jack: Oh, no, no, no. You don’t have to do that. I’m– I’m gonna work from home. If he needs anything, I’ll take care of him.

Kyle: So you’re not going to the office at all? Wow, must’ve been a rough night. Hope you’re okay.

Diane: You know, I can see why your dad probably needs some down time. He’s been pulled in so many different directions lately. Worrying about harrison and ashley. Nikki. Work. He could probably use a break.

Kyle: So does that mean you’re not going to the office either?

Diane: No, I am dressed and ready for that r&d meeting this afternoon.

Kyle: Yeah. Glad you remembered.

Diane: Ha.

Kyle: Well, let me know if harrison needs anything. I’ll be back as soon as possible.

Jack: Even with all the chaos, there’s still tension between you.

Diane: Uh, we’re fine. I really wanna get back to that conversation that we were having before kyle walked in. About whatever it is you need to tell me that you clearly don’t want him to know.

Jack: No. You’re right. I don’t want him to know.

Diane: Jack, you’re making– you’re making me nervous.

Jack: You have to understand why things happened the way they did.

Diane: When you were with nikki all night.

Jack: Nikki had bottles of vodka lined up. It was clear she was going to drink herself into oblivion. I thought of everything I could, and the only thing I could come up with that might jolt her into hearing me… was joining her.

Diane: So, you drank?

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: Oh, well, I– I can imagine that a sponsor isn’t supposed to drink in front of an alcoholic on a bender, but that’s hardly extreme, and I can’t imagine that it worked.

Jack: No, it– it didn’t work. And that’s when I made the second decision… to arrange to get some opioids.

Diane: What? Have you lost your mind?

Jack: I told nikki if she was determined to go to rock bottom, I would go there with her. It was like old times. I made the phone call, the pills were delivered.

Diane: Oh, please tell me that it was just a threat, that you didn’t actually plan on going through something so insane. Jack. How could you do that to yourself? How could you do that to me?

Nick: I got your message. Have you talked to summer today?

Phyllis: Uh, yeah, she was just here with sharon, no less. Uh, she wanted to talk to sharon about a possible referral for someone, um… someone for harrison to talk to.

Nick: Our daughter’s on top of things. She’s rising to the occasion.

Phyllis: Definitely. I’m not sure she’s really processed everything that’s happened.

Nick: Well, you know, it’s, um… it’s tough when you’ve been running on fear and panic and adrenaline for so long. It’s probably very difficult to settle back into a nice, normal life. There is a chance that it’s a crash landing instead.

Phyllis: Yeah. I think we have to keep our eye on her. We keep our eye on her, and she keeps her eye on harrison.

Nick: So, how are you? You okay?

Phyllis: I mean, I would’ve been happier if I saw jordan die. You know, I would’ve been happier if I saw her drown and fight for her last breath on her way to hell. And it’s the truth, it’s how i feel, and I would only tell you something like that.

Nick: Yeah, it’s probably best if you keep that to yourself. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Phyllis: You know what this whole thing reminds me of? Thank you.

Nick: Thanks.

Phyllis: Some psycho bitch going after a kid to get back at another adult. You know what it reminds me of?

Nick: Right there with you. Patty.

Phyllis: Patty. She knew about summer’s peanut allergy. So crazy and deranged, self-pitying. Patty, I mean, she made sure it was in summer’s system, those peanuts. Put her in a coma for a long time.

Nick: You know, we thought we were gonna lose summer, but we got her back.

Phyllis: Yeah, but it was hard. There was so much time that went by with no oxygen, and she had such a hard time bouncing back. And she couldn’t talk or read or respond.

Nick: Who got her through that?

Phyllis: We both got her through that.

Nick: No. No, that was you, phyllis. You took her to that clinic. You were by her side every hour, every minute, every second of the day for months and years. It was you. Summer remembers so little of that time. It might be that way for harrison, too. You don’t know.

Phyllis: Oh, I remember. I think summer will remember, too, you know? She’s calling for harrison, getting him ready for school and he doesn’t answer. She’ll remember. The only thing I regret is that I wasn’t able to take that jordan psycho to hell myself. And I know it’s not pretty. I know it’s not nice, it’s mean, but it’s how I feel.

Nick: You’re just being honest. And it’s not like you’d be going up against a lesser opponent, you know? If jordan had somehow survived and you two ended up in a ring together, I certainly would be cheering for you.

Phyllis: Well, thanks.

Nick: For what?

Phyllis: For always having my back. And you do always have my back. And for getting me. Thanks. Supergirl’s a supermom. We did good. Despite it all, we did good.

Kyle: Sharon, good to see you.

Sharon: Kyle, nice to see you, too. Um, I just met with summer.

Kyle: Oh, you’re helping her find someone for harrison to talk to?

Sharon: Yes, I think she may have even spoken with her already.

Kyle: Well, that’s great, thank you. I was just gonna pick harrison up a surprise.

Sharon: Well, don’t forget to take care of yourselves, too. I mean, that goes for summer as well. All of you have been through a really terrible ordeal and it may take some time to heal.

Kyle: The entire time harrison was gone, my stomach was in knots. All I could think about was how scared he was and I felt helpless, not knowing where he was or if he was even alive. It was the worst feeling I’ve ever experienced.

Sharon: And yet you saved him, kyle. Hold on to that. You saved him before jordan was able to cause him any more harm.

Kyle: But how do we know how much harm she did cause him?

Sharon: Well, I’m sure the therapist will walk you through all of that. But he’s young, kyle. He’s resilient and he’s surrounded by love and support. Oh, summer, hi. I’m sorry I had to run before you finished your call.

Summer: No, please, you are great. Just giving me the contact information and talking things through a little.

Kyle: Same for me just now. Thank you.

Sharon: You’re both very welcome. And if you need any more help, just don’t be afraid to ask.

Kyle: Thank you, sharon.

Summer: Thank you so much. Um, what’s harrison doing? Who’s watching him?

Kyle: Um, he’s at home watching a movie I figured he needed time to decompress.

Summer: Who’s watching him?

Kyle: My folks and mrs. Martinez are keeping an eye on him.

Summer: Okay. Good. Uh, that’s– that’s good. That’s good.

Kyle: Were you able to actually speak to a therapist?

Summer: I was, yeah. She seems really amazing. She said that she can talk to harrison directly or she could talk to us, walk us through how to talk to him about everything and what to look out for. She’s just gonna let us take the lead.

Kyle: That’s great. Thank you for handling that. It’s better to be safe than headed off of the pass.

Summer: I totally agree. Which is why there’s something else that I really wanna discuss with you. And I hope you’re not gonna fight me on it.

Kyle: Okay. I’m listening.

Summer: I don’t want claire anywhere near harrison. At least not anytime soon.

Jack: I wanted to shock nikki. She knows vodka isn’t my downfall. Pills are. So, I had to come up with some way to open her eyes.

Diane: And you were willing to risk your life to do that? Pills mixed with alcohol?

Jack: I know my limits.

Diane: How do you know the pills weren’t laced with something, huh? You don’t know what they’re putting in them these days.

Jack: Any drug could be tainted with something potentially lethal. It wasn’t like it was my first time. So, I called my dealer. My old dealer.

Diane: Oh. Okay. That’s comforting. You’ve kept in touch with a drug dealer? I thought you said you hadn’t used pills in years.

Jack: I haven’T. I haven’t talked to him in years. But his stuff is pure.

Diane: Oh, my god. You trusted your life with a career drug dealer?

Jack: I took a risk, and it paid off.

Diane: What do you mean, it paid off?

Jack: Nikki has agreed to go to rehab. She has admitted that’s the only way she’s going to get clean. And it took my downfall to do it.

Diane: What, and you couldn’t have just pretended to take a pill? You know, stick one in your mouth and then spit it in the trash?

Jack: Believe me, I thought of that. No, nikki, even drunk, is too savvy for me to pull that kind of stunt. I’m not that good an actor. So, I had to go for it for real.

Diane: How– you took an incredibly foolish and dangerous risk with little or no regard for me or for your family. No wonder you didn’t want kyle to know about this. The fact that you could’ve died doing something so– so stupid is just beyond my comprehension.

Jack: It wasn’t like that.

Diane: Yes, it was! You put nikki newman’s sobriety above your own. And you might think that what you did was so courageous and so noble, but you know what? I think it was incredibly selfish. Schwarzkopf

Kyle: You can’t be serious right now. How can you still think claire’s a part of this kidnapping?

Summer: That’s not what this is about, kyle.

Kyle: No, this is what this is about. Claire is just as much jordan’s victim as harrison was.

Summer: Okay, that’s my point. Claire is an obvious reminder of this horrific experience for harrison. If what she’s telling us is true.

Kyle: If?

Summer: Then that means that harrison actually saw her get drugged by jordan. How could he not think of that every time he sees her?

Kyle: Right, no, I think you’re focused on the wrong issue here. Harrison may need to talk to somebody to put things into perspective. If that’s the case, we will absolutely get him that. But you saw how happy he was to see claire this morning. Maybe it’s good for him to see that she’s actually fine.

Summer: We have to be the parents here, kyle. We have to make the decisions, okay? Harrison might wanna eat brownies for every meal, but we’re not gonna let him do that because we are the ones that have to create boundaries for him. He might want to hang out with claire. We don’t know how that’s gonna affect his recovery.

Kyle: Okay, did you ever think that maybe the opposite is true? That it reinforces, despite what they went through, that they’re both actually fine? That we hear and respect his needs and wants? You’re going to an unnecessary extreme here.

Summer: Is that even a thing when it comes to protecting your child?

Kyle: Are you implying that I don’t wanna protect my child? Of course, I do. Harrison means the world to me. I would give up my life for him.

Summer: Okay, then why does it matter so much to you? Claire might be fine, but why does she need to be in his life? Why? So many people are gonna come in and out of his orbit, but we are the constants. Our bond with him is the thing that matters the most, and it’s time to focus on that. Nothing else.

Diane: What if I had lost you? Did you even think about that for a minute? What if I had woken up today with the news that you were dead, that you had od’d in some hotel suite with nikki newman? Can you imagine what that would’ve done to me? To our family? Did you even consider that?

Jack: It was never going to come to that.

Diane: You don’t know that, jack. No matter how much you wanna argue, you don’t know how things might have turned out.

Jack: The important thing is it worked, and I am here now, safe and– and alive, and nikki is in rehab.

Diane: You know, I just– I just feel like there’s a hole in this story. What– what exactly happened that triggered nikki’s wake-up call?

Jack: I passed out.

Diane: What?

Jack: Nikki saw me lying there unconscious, and it shook her to her core. It literally scared her sober. She’s the one that called the emt’S.

Diane: You passed out? Oh, my god, jack. You did overdose. You really could’ve died, and you’re standing there telling me that you had it under control?

Jack: I did have it under control.

Diane: Oh, did you know that you were gonna pass out? Did you know that you were gonna need medical help? Was that part of your stupid plan?

Jack: I may have made a small miscalculation.

Diane: Oh, my god. Last night, alone with a drunk woman, you lost consciousness.

Jack: I have been there before.

Diane: Yeah, and now you’ve got that poison in your system all over again. You have to fight those urges all over again. Do you realize what you’ve done? You have thrown away years of sobriety for nikki newman.

Jack: My sobriety is not at risk. I promise you, that will not happen.

Diane: And how can you be so sure, huh? How do I know you don’t have pills on you right now?

Jordan: Victor. Please. Tell me what I have to do to get out of here. I’ll do anything. Anything, please. I can’t take it any longer. Please.

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depression made me feel like

Kyle: Okay, don’t get me wrong. I’m not arguing that we are the two most important people in harrison’s life, but you, claire, and our son are family. All newmans. And now you’re suggesting that we keep the two of them apart forever? It’s not realistic, summer.

Summer: Okay, well, I’m not– I’m not going through it again. I’m not. I can’t keep feeling that panic over and over again. That is how I feel every time I see her. You can’t tell me that harrison doesn’t feel some of the same. The fact that I don’t want her near our son should be enough for you to agree with my decision.

Kyle: I still think you’re taking this too far.

Summer: Kyle, we almost lost our son. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t ever need to see claire or hear about her ever again.

Jack: I don’t have any pills. Nikki insisted I give them to her before she left, and I did.

Diane: But you still have that dealer’s number, and apparently you’ve held onto it all this time.

Jack: But you have to believe me. This is a one-time occurrence. I only ingested those pills to shock someone, to– to– out of necessity.

Diane: Necessity? You risked your life to save nikki’S. What about me? Hm? Aren’t I a necessity to you? Didn’t you stop and think about me for one minute?

Jack: You have… you’re right, maybe– maybe I– I was selfish and maybe it was– maybe it was foolish of me to– to risk that chance of going back into that world.

Diane: Maybe, hm.

Jack: I never wanted to go there. You have to know that.

Diane: Think about what you would’ve put me through if you hadn’t survived.

Jack: I never thought it would ever go this far. I would never intentionally put you through that.

Diane: And that’s what scares me the most, jack. You didn’t think.

Jack: I love you. I never wanna risk what we have together. I never wanna lose you, ever.

Diane: I hope that’s true. Because I never wanna lose you, either.

Jack: What we have means the world to me. I did what I had to do. It saved nikki. Can you find some way to just trust the rest of it?

Victor: What makes you think that I would negotiate with you about anything?

Jordan: Do you really wanna keep trudging down here to see me? Someone’s gonna find me, and then we’ll both end up in prison. Me for my– my things, and you– well, you for unlawful imprisonment. So, why don’t we just call it a day, okay? No harm, no foul.

Victor: Good try.

Jordan: So, how much longer are you gonna torture me? What– what do you want from me?

Victor: You have nothing I want. Both harrison and claire are home safe and sound. No thanks to you.

Jordan: Okay, I– I know I– I– I went too far. And I know that I need to be punished for my transgressions, but why– why don’t you… why don’t you just put me in a– a proper prison, okay? Don’t leave me here in this black hole.

Victor: This is it. Get used to it. But… I brought you a present.

Jordan: What am I gonna do with a– a bottle of booze?

Victor: You’re gonna drown yourself in alcohol. That’s what you’re gonna do. The way you wanted my wife to perish. So drink to your heart’s content… until you croak.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, May 6, 2024

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Nick is glad to see Victor has returned from checking Nikki into rehab.  Victor is very quiet and looking depressed. Nick thinks Victor should be looking on the bright side, that Nikki is getting help and that Jordan is dead.  Victor blames himself and Jack for Nikki going into rehab. Nick presses him for details about how Jack is involved, so Victor explains that Jack almost died by drinking and taking pills, to shock Nikki into sobriety.  She had to call the paramedics.  Later, Victor visits Jordan down in his homemade jail in the basement. She begs him to let her go, and then she tries to reason with him, but he is undeterred. He gives her a bottle of liquor and tells her to drink herself to death, like she tried to do to Nikki.

Diane is happy to see that Jack returned home, since she couldn’t get hold of him all night. He explains to her what happened the previous night with Nikki – that she was drinking herself to death, so he drank and took pills, to shock her so much that she would go to rehab. She had to call the paramedics to save him. Diane is upset and angry that he would risk his life for Nikki. She calls him selfish for OD’ing.  She’s worried that he wasn’t thinking when he did this and could easily fall back into addiction. He apologizes and admits that maybe she’s right. He tells her that he loves her, and they hug. He hopes she can forgive him.

Kyle comes in during the explanation, but they cover and tell him that Jack is working from home today. Jack says he’ll check in on Harrison, who is upstairs, while Kyle leaves for work. Kyle can tell something is wrong, but he leaves.

Phyllis sees Summer at the Athletic Club. Summer is still worrying about Harrison. She tells her mom that she spent the night at the Abbotts just to watch him. Phyllis compliments her and tells her how brave she is. They meet Sharon there to get a recommendation for a good child therapist for Harrison. Sharon gives her a person’s name and number to call. Later, Nick runs into Phyllis there. They discuss Summer and Jordan, which leads them to talk about the past when crazy Patty poisoned Summer with peanuts, putting the child into a coma.

Kyle runs into Sharon and thanks her for helping them with Harrison (with the therapist).  Later, Summer and Kyle have an argument when she demands that Claire not be allowed anywhere near Harrison. He objects because Claire is a Newman and thus family. Summer feels panic again every time she sees Claire and doesn’t want to go through that again.

 

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Victoria: What? Why are you looking at me like that?

Nick: I just– you know, I’m making sure you’re okay.

Victoria: You better say that I look fine, because I finally slept all the way through the night last night.

Nick: Great, vic. You needed sleep.

Victoria: Yeah. You know, I just keep reminding myself that jordan is dead and there’s nothing that she can do to hurt us again. But she’s popped out of the shadows so many times and just done so many hurtful things that, um, you know, it’s hard to break the habit of being on high alert. How’s summer?

Nick: Um, you know, like a coiled spring. I don’t think she thinks this is really over either.

Victoria: I’m sorry to hear that, nick. You know, I hope she understands that claire didn’t have anything to do with harrison’s kidnapping.

Nick: Oh, I’m sure she does. But in all fairness, she had her doubts about claire. You know, we all did. That includes me.

Victoria: Well, sad to say, I had a moment where I doubted her as well.

Nick: Really? You never showed that.

Victoria: Ah, it was more me questioning myself, wondering if maybe there’s something that I missed. Maybe jordan was able to get to her somehow. But then I talked to cole and he brought me back to the truth. You know, he just– he just talked to me and, you know, he reasoned with me. He was my rock through all of this. For sure. And he kept me well-fed.

[ Both chuckling ]

Nick: Okay.

Victoria: What?

Nick: Uh, you know, it’s just, every time you talk about cole, you get this look in your eye.

Victoria: Shut up.

Nick: You shut up. Seriously. It’s like a dopey look of affection.

Victoria: Oh, come on. You are truly annoying sometimes.

Nick: How long until the two of you pick out furniture and move in together?

Victoria: Okay, now you’re done.

Nick: Not until you admit it.

Victoria: Admit what?

Nick: Vic, I can do this all day long.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Okay, maybe we had a slight, very slight romantic reconnection. But that’s it, nothing else.

Nick: Was that so hard?

Victoria: He’s just been there for me, nick, in so many different ways. When I didn’t think that anyone or anything would be able to get me through it, you know?

Nick: You don’t have to sell me on cole. I know he’s a good guy. The way he’s dealt with our family and newfound fatherhood, couldn’t be easy. And if something romantic does happen between the two of you and it’s what you really want, then I’m happy for you.

Victoria: Thank you.

Victor: Excuse me.

Nick: Hey, dad.

Victor: Have either of you seen your mother this morning?

Victoria: No. Why?

Victor: She didn’t come home last night.

Nikki: How is he? He has to be okay.

Paramedic: We gave him a shot to counteract the opioids, but he’s gonna need to follow up with his doctor.

Nikki: Yes, of course.

Paramedic: Ma’am, have you taken anything?

Nikki: No. No, I– I haven’t had any pills. But I– I have been drinking.

Kyle: Yes, his name is jack abbott and I just wanna know if he was in last night. Can you ask the matre d’? He knows who he is. Oh. I understand. Well, if he stops in, can you tell him his family’s looking for him? Thanks.

[ Knock on door ] Claire. Hi.

Claire: Hi. Is this a bad time?

Kyle: No. No, come in. Are you okay to be out and about?

Claire: I’m okay. Still a little shaky, but okay.

Kyle: Yeah, I only heard bits and pieces about what happened to you, but I’m so glad you made it home safe. Harrison will be too.

Claire: That’s actually why I came by. I wanted to make sure he was okay. Or as okay as can be expected after what jordan put him through.

Kyle: Yeah, he’s holding up better than I could’ve hoped.

Claire: You don’t have to say that for my benefit.

Kyle: No, I know. I mean, yeah, it was horrible and traumatic and it makes me sick that it happened, but harrison’s a tough little kid. He’s getting a lot of love and reassurance, and we’re gonna make sure he has everything he needs to get through this.

Claire: Loving parents make all the difference. Anyway, that’s why I stopped by, so, um, give him a big hug from me, will you?

>>Kyle: Well, that’s a short visit. [ Chuckles ]

Claire: I figured it’s probably best if harrison doesn’t see me. The last thing I want is to remind him of what happened with jordan.

Kyle: You know, actually, I think it would be good for harrison to see you. I mean, he kept asking about you, wanting us to find you, to save you.

Claire: That’s so sweet.

Kyle: I mean, he’s sleeping right now, but he should be up pretty soon. Claire, this wasn’t your fault.

Claire: People keep saying that.

Kyle: Because it’s true. You were just as much of a victim of jordan’s madness as harrison was. Everybody knows that now.

Claire: It still doesn’t make me feel any less guilty.

Kyle: Why would you feel guilty? You had nothing to do with it.

Claire: I did have something to do with it, kyle. I had everything to do with it. Why was jordan here? Why did she go after an innocent little boy?

Kyle: Why would she do anything? Because she’s pure evil and wanted to do as much damage as possible.

Claire: That’s true. But I was her trojan horse into genoa city. She never could’ve snuck into town if it weren’t for me. Started this insane war against everyone. I’m the reason that she could terrorize your family and my family, and I will never forgive myself for that.

Paramedic: Make sure he doesn’t take anything else. Next time he might not be so lucky.

Nikki: I’ll make sure. Jack? Jack. Wake– wake up. Wake up for me.

Jack: What happened?

Nikki: You passed out from all the pills and alcohol.

Jack: Pills?

Nikki: Well, they gave you something to counteract it, but it was touch and go for a while. I am so glad you’re okay. Damn it, jack. What the hell were you thinking? I’ll be honest.

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Victor: No sign of her anywhere.

Nick: I don’t even wanna say this, but is there a chance jordan survived that fall and somehow got to mom?

Victoria: Don’t say that, nick. Don’t even think it.

Nick: They never found a body, vic. That woman’s got, like, a thousand lives.

Victor: Son, jordan is dead, okay? And there’s no way she has a hold of your mother.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know what to do. I think your mother’s still suffering from what jordan has done to her.

Victoria: She’s been drinking again.

Victor: Yes, I’m afraid she has.

Victoria: Damn it. I knew it.

Nick: Did you try all the restaurants and bars?

Victoria: Hospitals?

Victor: Everywhere I can think of.

Victoria: Daddy, if there’s anything that we can do to help, just let us know.

Victor: Hold on for one second here. Oh. Thank god.

Victoria: What is it?

Victor: My security team thinks they found out where she is, okay?

Nick: Well, that’s great.

Victor: I’ve got to go.

Victoria: Oh.

Kyle: I’m sorry. I’m not gonna let you beat yourself up over this.

Claire: Kyle…

Kyle: No, how many people tried to stop your aunt and couldn’t?

Claire: Yes, but that night…

Kyle: She is a monster. And you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Claire: But if I had been on alert, if I reacted more quickly, I could’ve done something.

Kyle: No, no. Don’t go down that hole. There’s nothing good down there. I almost went down it myself. Where was i when harrison was taken? Jordan got into the house. She got you and harrison out of the house, and I didn’t hear. So maybe I’m the one who should feel responsible.

Claire: That is ridiculous.

Kyle: I know. Because there’s only one person to blame. I hate to say it, but justice finally found jordan. How do you feel about that?

Claire: About what?

Kyle: Jordan’s death.

Claire: At first, I couldn’t believe it. Then I was relieved. Then I was scared.

Kyle: Scared?

Claire: That it wasn’t true. That somehow she had managed to escape death yet again, so that she could punish me, punish everyone. That’s why she took us both, you know. So that people would believe that I was in on her plan. I turned my back on her, so she wanted everyone to turn their backs on me. You believed it at first, didn’t you?

Kyle: I won’t lie. It was hard not to. I mean, the way it looked, the timing of it all.

Claire: I would’ve believed it too. That’s how sick she was. This was another way to keep me from my real family, from a normal life. That’s what tortured me. What I thought about every second that I was in that storage unit. That I… wouldn’t make it out to tell everyone I wasn’t involved. That I would die there and no one would ever know.

Kyle: Yeah. You and harrison made it home safe. That’s the only thing that matters.

Claire: And I’m grateful. I just wish I could’ve protected him from her.

Harrison: Claire, you’re okay! My lucky bunny charm worked!

Nikki: Do you remember anything about last night?

Jack: Ah… I remember you trying to drink yourself to death.

Nikki: Yeah.

Jack: You certainly seem more sober now.

Nikki: Well, your collapse knocked some sense into me. I’m going to rehab. I– I’m powerless over alcohol. And god knows my life has become unmanageable.

Jack: You remember step one.

Nikki: Always the most important one.

Jack: I’m glad. It’s wonderful. I’m proud of you.

Nikki: I’m so sorry about the horrible things I said to you last night. I– I just wanted you to leave so I could keep drinking. But you wouldn’t let me.

Jack: I couldn’T.

Nikki: But you put yourself at such risk. Why would you do that?

Jack: I don’t know. Instinct? I had to get you to open your eyes. I was convinced you were gonna try to drink yourself to death. And I was gonna try anything, anything to stop you.

Nikki: Thank you.

[ Door slams ]

Victor: What’s going on here? It ain’t my dad’s razor, dad.

Claire: Hello, summer.

Summer: Claire. It’s, uh, good to see that you’re back.

Claire: Thank you.

Summer: I heard that it was quite the ordeal.

Claire: It was, but everything is all right in the end.

Summer: Yeah, let’s– let’s hope so.

Harrison: Claire never got to read to me because of the witch. Can you read now?

Claire: I would really like to. But I think your mom wants to do it. She missed you so much. She just wants to spend as much time as she can with you right now, but… I can read to you some other time if you like.

Harrison: That works.

Summer: Ready to go upstairs, sweetie?

Harrison: I’m happy claire’s back. You too, mommy?

Summer: Yeah, me too. Let’s go.

Kyle: What did I tell you? Harrison’s thrilled to see you. You’ve taken a weight off his shoulders.

Claire: How does that little guy have such a big heart? It’s really a testament to you and summer.

Kyle: Yeah, he’s definitely your biggest fan.

Claire: It’s really amazing to see him with the two of you. What it’s like to grow up with parents who adore him.

Kyle: We do. He makes everything worth it. Especially when something goes wrong. ‘Cause something always does.

Claire: Is there something else?

Kyle: Ah, probably not. I’m just a little on edge.

Claire: Well, I understand that very well. Even when you are finally safe, it’s hard to really accept it.

Kyle: So, what’s next? Moving forward.

Claire: You mean now that the witch is finally, really dead? I might start by sleeping for a week.

Kyle: And after that? I mean, you’re free, claire. You have a big, new life in front of you. Have you given any thought about what you wanna do with it?

Victoria: Poor mom.

Nick: And poor dad.

Victoria: This is killing him.

Nick: Look, mom’s beaten alcohol before and she’ll do it again once she locks in and decides that’s what she really wants.

Victoria: And with jordan finally dead, she has nothing else to focus on except for her recovery.

Nick: Yeah. I’m sorry about that.

Victoria: Sorry about what?

Nick: For even suggesting that jordan might still be alive.

Victoria: Yeah. Where did that even come from? Look, I know jordan’s escaped from prison and many other places, but… I mean, she’s not immortal, nick. She can’t escape death.

Nick: I know that, but they never found any proof.

Victoria: There’s no way anyone could’ve survived a fall like that. So, until we find the body and we drive a stake through her miserable heart, that’s just gonna have to do.

Nick: Yet the damage she did still lives on.

Victoria: We wouldn’t be chasing mom from one bar to another if jordan hadn’t shoved alcohol down her throat, knowing full well what the outcome would be.

Nick: Yet mom still saved her life after jordan took that poison.

Victoria: Maybe that’s what really drove her over the edge, knowing that she could’ve ended all of this if she had just let jordan die.

Nick: Do you remember when mom told us that alcoholics never need an excuse to drink?

Victoria: [Sighs ] I just hope we can find an excuse to get her to stop.

Nikki: What are you doing here?

Victor: What do you think I’m doing here? I’ve been looking for you! All night! They told me you’d be here. The paramedics were here.

Nikki: I’m so sorry, victor. I– I don’t know what to say.

Victor: I bet you are. So, you and abbott had a little party?

Nikki: No, nothing like that.

Jack: Victor, things got out of control. I’m sorry. None of this is nikki’s fault. The ambulance was for me. Your wife saved my life. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

Jack: Victor, you have every right to be furious.

Victor: You have no idea how I’m feeling right now.

Nikki: This all started with me. He was just trying to help.

Jack: No, no, don’t make excuses for me. I slipped. This is not nikki’s fault. No, I should’ve been protecting her. I should’ve been her sponsor. I got messed up. I own this.

Nikki: That’s not how it happened.

Victor: I don’t give a damn how it happened. How are you feeling?

Nikki: I’m finally ready to go to rehab.

Victor: About time.

Nikki: I know I must disgust you right now. I’m so sorry.

Victor: Never mind any of that. Just get cleaned up. I’ll take you home.

Nikki: I– you two, leave each other alone.

Victor: Don’t worry about it. Kindly get cleaned up.

Nikki: I’ll be right back.

Victor: So, you’re supposed to protect my wife, right?

Jack: I know. I– I saw her drinking again, realized how I had not been there for her again. I couldn’t take it. The pills were supposed to be the answer. They were supposed to make those feelings go away.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about feelings. What you did was unconscionable.

Jack: You’re right. For me to break after all– all this time, it’s an embarrassment for me even more that you know it. But nikki has turned a corner here. You heard her. She’s ready to make the next huge step. And once she’s back from recovery, once she’s clean, I will make it up to her somehow, but she saved my life.

Victor: I would not have saved your life.

Claire: Whenever I would dream about a future, jordan was always there to remind me who I was and where I stood. That my life wasn’t my own. It was just about her and her mission.

Kyle: Well, I promise you, when it finally hits home and you realize your life is entirely yours, it will feel like christmas and new year’s and your best birthday all rolled into one.

Claire: I hope so.

Kyle: I know it. And you deserve it.

Claire: Second chances are hard to get. Genoa city has been far kinder to me than I ever could’ve hoped and I’m not going to waste it.

Kyle: Good.

Summer: Kyle, harrison wants you to come upstairs and check out the house he made for his lucky bunny.

Kyle: Another architect in the family.

Claire: Well, I’d better hurry. I’ve already taken up enough of your time.

Kyle: All right.

Claire: And if it’s okay, I would like to see harrison again.

Kyle: Yeah, of course. He would love that.

Claire: If he talks about jordan or what happened, I would be more than happy to talk him through it. I can relate. I can remind him that I’m okay and he’s okay too.

Kyle: Yeah, I hadn’t thought about it like that, but yeah, I mean, that makes sense.

Claire: Anyway, um, bye. Thanks again for letting me see him.

Kyle: So, let’s see that lucky bunny house he built.

Summer: Just a second. I– I wanna talk to you, alone.

Kyle: Okay.

Summer: Look, I know that harrison seems like he’s totally okay, but he’s not. Not after everything that he’s been through. And we’re not doing him any favors by not dealing with it right now.

Victor: Are you ready?

Nikki: I think so.

Victor: When we get home, I’ll make arrangements for a rehab facility. Got a problem with that?

Nikki: I’m not comfortable leaving jack here alone.

Jack: No, no, no, no. You go. I– I’ll be fine. Um, I won’t leave until I’m feeling stronger. Promise.

Nikki: Before I go, I need you to give me the rest of the pills. (Male announcer) an important message for americans age 50 to 85.

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Victoria: Claire? Claire?

Kyle: Did something happen upstairs?

Summer: Well… he made a house for his bunny, right? But then he started talking about how he needs to add doors and locks to keep all the bad people out. Then he was asking me about claire. And if I really think that she is okay. And when is she coming back?

Kyle: He was worried about her.

Summer: I think it’s more than that, kyle.

Kyle: Then what?

Summer: It’s like– it’s like he needs to make sure that she’s safe. To convince himself that he’s safe.

Kyle: Okay, it just happened, summer. It’s gonna take some time.

Summer: Yes, I know. But I’m worried that he’s talking about claire and not himself. It’s like he doesn’t know what to do with all these feelings that he has. I think he needs to see someone.

Kyle: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I agree.

Summer: Good. As soon as possible.

Kyle: I’ve already made some calls. And we need to find him a new nanny too.

Summer: Uh, no, I’m– I’m gonna watch him for now.

Kyle: What about your work?

Summer: I’ll figure it out. What we need to do right now is to make sure our son feels safe again. Whatever it takes. Nothing else in my life is more important than that.

Victoria: No, cole. I got home and claire wasn’t here. She didn’t mention that she was going anywhere, so I thought she might be with you. I checked with security already and they said that she’s not up at the ranch either. I’m trying to stay calm. It’s just that something that nicholas said earlier just– it has me freaked out. Well, what if jordan survived somehow? No, I know it sounds crazy, but I– oh, thank god. Okay. She’s fine. She just walked in. I’m sorry. I’m sorry I dumped all of this on you. I’ll call you later. Okay. Where were you?

Claire: I– I wanted to check on harrison. See that he was okay.

Victoria: Never scare me like that again.

Victor: Should never have allowed jack abbott to be your sponsor.

Nikki: I keep telling you it wasn’t his fault.

Victor: Of course, it’s his fault. He matched you drink for drink.

Nikki: Because he didn’t know what else to do.

Victor: Oh, really? He admitted himself that he was responsible.

Nikki: That’s because he didn’t wanna humiliate me in front of you.

Victor: Oh, what a big heart. His gallantry knows no bounds.

Nikki: All right. Do you wanna know the truth or do you wanna keep blaming jack because you can’t bear the thought that your wife is a hopeless drunk? I was already wasted by the time jack got there.

Victor: What? And he didn’t call me?

Nikki: No, because he knew it would kill me to have you see me that way.

Victor: Oh, really? So he just stood by and watched you?

Nikki: No, he didn’T. He tried to distract me with everything he could think of. I had lost hope. I was just ready to drink myself into oblivion. Jack was desperate to save me, so he decided to… try to shock me out of my binge by joining me.

Victor: What? What a stupid idea. And then what? I could’ve lost you.

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attack a year ago.

Victoria: So what was it like being back there?

Claire: Strange. I tried not to think about jordan having been in the house waiting to grab us both. Hey, do you think harrison might forget? That it might seem like a bad dream and fade away?

Victoria: For his sake, I do hope so. I wish the same thing for you too, claire. But jordan is gone. We don’t have to worry about her anymore. So, um, was kyle okay with you coming over?

Claire: Yeah, he couldn’t have been nicer, more supportive. He doesn’t blame me at all for what happened.

Victoria: And nor should he. In fact, if anyone tries to hold you responsible for what happened, I want you to tell me. You’re a victim in this. And if someone can’t see that–

Claire: What, you’re gonna set them straight?

Victoria: Well, don’t laugh. I do know how to make a point. So, was summer there?

Claire: She doesn’t wanna be away from harrison right now. She loves him so much.

Victoria: Did she say anything to you?

Claire: She was civil.

Victoria: Oh, really? That’s all?

Claire: Well, it must be hard for her to see me at the house, anywhere near harrison. She didn’t exactly trust me before any of this happened and that’s never going to change now.

Victoria: Oh, well, you know what? A mother’s first instinct is to protect their child. And once the threat is gone, then eventually, they let their guard down. Just, you know, give your cousin a little time.

[ Phone pings ] What a relief.

Claire: What?

Victoria: Ah, nothing. Your grandmother’s finally home.

Claire: Home from where?

Victoria: Ah… it’s a long story, and I will– I’ll fill you in later, okay? But right now, I have to get up to the main house.

Nikki: I’m sorry I put you through this again. But it made me realize that rehab is my only option. I wanna get sober again. For you, and– and the kids, and most importantly me.

Victor: I’m relieved to hear you say that, okay?

Nikki: But it did take jack’s actions to wake me up.

Victor: Do me a favor. Do not mention that man and his idiotic plan that almost got you killed, okay?

Nikki: I don’t wanna argue with you.

Victor: I don’t want to hear his name again, period.

Nikki: Well, um, I’m gonna go upstairs and pack a bag.

Victor: You’re doing the right thing.

Nikki: I know I am.

Victor: I’m sure you’ll come out of this stronger and healthier than ever. I love you, okay?

Nikki: I love you.

Kyle: Dad, thank god, you’re home. Where have you been? Are you okay? Nothing comes close to this place in the morning.

Nikki: Oh. Hi.

Victoria: Mom, are you okay?

Nick: We saw dad earlier. He’s pretty worried.

Nikki: Yeah, I know, and I’ve apologized to him for that. It was a terrible night. The worst one yet. But an important one. I’ve decided to check myself into rehab.

Victoria: I’m relieved, but we didn’t realize that–

Nick: We just didn’t know it had gotten that bad.

Nikki: Yeah, well, I’ve gotten pretty adept at hiding my problem. But there won’t be any more hiding. It’s time for me to face this head-on.

Nick: Well, I hope you know you have our support, 100%.

Victoria: This is a good thing, mom. And anything that you need.

Nikki: Ah, actually, there– there is one thing.

Nick: Name it.

Nikki: Please be particularly kind with your father. This has really shaken him. So, promise me that you will look after him and make sure he stays steady and calm. I love you.

Victoria: I love you.

Nikki: I love you too, darling.

Jack: Of course, I’m okay. Why would I not be?

Kyle: ‘Cause you look like hell. And you’ve been out all night. You know, mom’s been worried sick. I’ve been making calls, leaving messages.

Jack: Yeah. A friend needed help. Everything’s fine now. Except I need a few hours of sleep.

Kyle: That’s it? That’s all.

Jack: How’s harrison?

Kyle: Summer is worried about him. Wants him to see a child therapist to make sure he’s processing his feelings and not pushing them down.

Jack: I think that’s the right thing, good. I’m glad the two of you are doing everything you can.

Kyle: And claire came by.

Jack: Oh, how did that go?

Kyle: He was happy to see her. Relieved that she’s okay. Those two were buddies before, but their bond is even stronger now.

Jack: Such a shame they had to go through what they did.

Kyle: Yeah, it’s a shame a lot of us doubted claire in the first place. She knows what people thought, what they may still believe. It’s been rough on her, on top of what she went through.

Jack: I get it. I am sympathetic.

Kyle: People had a lot of knee-jerk reactions.

Jack: It’s unfortunate. But you know, when someone you love is in danger, you just react. Maybe you’re right, maybe you’re wrong. In the moment, all you have is your instincts. You get through the crisis and you deal with the repercussions later.

Kyle: Dad, are you sure you’re okay?

[ Knocking on door ]

Jack: Hold on.

Victor: I’m giving you this warning once, and once only. Don’t you ever come near my wife again.

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Nate: I thought we were friends, audra. And that’s what friends do. They tell each other the truth.

Audra: Are you sure that’s all it is, nate?

Lily: What is this meeting about?

Mamie: Oh, well, I– I would prefer to wait until everyone’s arrived. I promise. It’s going to be worth it.

Victor: How’s your relationship with victoria? Has something changed?

Diane: You have thrown away years of sobriety for nikki newman!

Jack: My sobriety is not at risk.

Diane: How do I know you don’t have pills on you right now?

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Nikki: Leave me alone!

Jack: Let me in, nikki. You’re not okay. None of this is okay.

Nikki: Pretend you didn’t see me.

Jack: No, I saw you.

Nikki: Well, I don’t want to see you, so get out of here.

Jack: I am not going anywhere. I am your sponsor, remember? A job you asked me to do.

Nikki: I am fine. And you’re fired.

Jack: No, you can fire me once you’re sober. Let me in. Come on. You can’t even stand up here. Don’t make me push the door in.

[ Nikki grunts ]

Nikki: Fine. You asked for it.

Jack: My god. What happened here?

Nikki: Oh, what’s the matter, jack? You were just trying to beat my door down a second ago, and now you’re running scared?

Jack: Give me that. Give me that.

Nikki: Hey– well, gee, thanks. What a gentleman. Make mine a double, will ya?

Jack: This is over.

Nikki: Oh, no, it is not. You are not the boss of me. I am the boss of me. And I want a drink, so either pour or get out of here.

Jack: You have had plenty to drink. I’m not going anywhere until I sober you up and take you to a meeting. We can still make the late night meeting.

Nikki: I’m sick of meetings. All those sad sacks. My name is nikki and I’m an alcoholic. God, how many times have I said that in depressing church basements? And where has it gotten me? Huh? Right here. Well, I’m done. It doesn’t work.

Jack: No, it works if you work it–

Nikki: Oh, shut up. I’m not going to a meeting and I’m not going to get sober.

Jack: Nikki.

Nikki: No. Get away.

Jack: Nikki, stop.

[ Nikki pants ]

Nikki: I can’t do it, jack. Not this time. I give up.

Jack: No. No, you are not giving up. Not on my watch.

Nikki: Hey, turn those lights back down. You’re ruining my mood lighting.

Jack: This room is a mess. You are a mess. Your breath reeks of alcohol. It’s oozing out of your pores. Look at yourself.

Nikki: Wow, that’s your idea of a pep talk? Cuz it stinks. I know what I look like. I know what all this looks like, and it’s what it is. It’s a bender. And you’re not invited.

Jack: Could you please send up two bottles– make it four bottles of water, a pot of coffee and an omelet, some sourdough toast and potatoes. And put a rush on it, please. I’ll pay for it.

Nikki: I sure hope that’s for you because that sounds disgusting.

Jack: Well, hopefully, it’ll sober you up.

Nikki: That’s so not true, jack. I mean, why does everybody think that? It just makes you wide awake, drunk with a sick stomach.

Jack: We’ll see who’s right when you eat. Lauren is looking for you. Victor is looking for you. You’re ignored at all my calls.

Nikki: Uh-huh, uh-huh. I got the messages.

Jack: Nikki, talk to me. How did you end up here like this?

Nikki: Well, same way I always do. I am me.

Jack: No, I don’t understand. The whole nightmare with jordan is over. Wait, maybe you haven’t heard. Cole and victoria found claire. She’s okay.

Nikki: Yeah, I know. I got the texts. I– I’m glad that she’s safe. Let’s do a toast to claire.

Jack: Yeah, thank you. Claire is okay. Harrison is home. Jordan is dead. Now, you can stop drinking.

Nikki: None of that changes anything for me.

Jack: Was this just a celebration? Is that what it is? An excuse to get hammered again?

Nikki: I don’t need an excuse.

Jack: Why didn’t you call me when you first got the urge to pick up a bottle again?

Nikki: There’s no point. I mean, it would have just been a huge waste of time for you, just like now is. Don’t you get it? I’m a lost cause. (Vo) you might be used to living with your albuterol asthma

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Jack: Nikki.

Nikki: Hey.

Jack: Listen to me. You are not a lost cause. That is the booze talking. I’m not going to listen to it and neither should you.

Nikki: Get off of me!

Jack: They’re going to bring up food soon. Why don’t you go splash your face with water?

Nikki: Oh. Yeah, you’d like that. I know what you’re doing. You want me to take a good hard look in the bathroom mirror and recognize that I have hit rock bottom and need to pull myself up and all that, but you don’t understand. It is too late. I’ve been here so many times and here I am again.

Jack: You know what? I don’t want to hear this anymore. I don’t know who you see in the mirror. I see a strong, compassionate woman who has been tortured for months by jordan. It has been harrowing, yes, but I know one thing about you. You always come out on the other side of these battles stronger and better.

Nikki: Well, not this time. My family hates me. I’ve let them all down.

Jack: Where is this coming from? Your family could not be more supportive. They’re probably worried sick about you right now, and where you are. In fact, we should give them a call.

Nikki: What? No! No, don’t you dare, jack! Don’t you do that!

Jack: Stop!

Nikki: I had a dream. Do you hear me? I had a dream and I– I saw the future. My whole family hates me and they’re– they’re sick of me and my crap choices, and I made those even when I was sober, and they finally had enough. I– I ruined everything, so the least I can do is let them move on without me, right?

Jack: Nikki, it’s a dream. It’s a vodka-soaked nightmare. I know it feels real sometimes. It’s not. It is your fears and you can’t put any stock in it.

Nikki: You’re right. There is only one thing I can count on and I can’t let it down. I can’t hurt it. I can’t break its heart and it can’t break mine. Will you stop it?

Jack: It will break your heart every time, nikki. It will. That dream was not telling you the future. That dream was warning you what would happen if you don’t stop drinking. All that you could lose, a family you adore, a family that loves you, adores you. They depend on you more than you know. You are the rock of that family and your dear friends count on you as well.

Nikki: My dear friends are gone, jack. Katherine, neil.

Jack: If katherine and neil were here right now, what would they say? They’ve given you some tough love over the years.

Nikki: They’re not here.

Jack: No, I am, and so is lauren, and so is michael, and so many other people who come to you for guidance.

Nikki: Anybody who would count on me now is an idiot. You can tell them I said so.

Jack: No, I’m not going to do that. No, you want to sober up and tell them yourself, knock yourself out, because you and I both know once the vodka’s out of your system, you’re going to think straight again.

Nikki: No, not going to happen.

Jack: I’m not going to let you give up, nikki.

Nikki: Really? What are you going to do to stop me?

Jack: I think we need to talk about rehab.

Nikki: Oh, no, no. No way.

Jack: I know you thought you could handle it.

Nikki: No way. Uh-uh.

Jack: This has progressed, nikki. You need more than me and meetings. You need the constant care and help of professionals in a facility.

Nikki: It’s not going to work, jack. My god, do you know how many times I’ve been down this– well, yeah, you do. Been around for decades. First was my riding accident, then my intervention. I’ve tried everything.

Jack: And they worked.

Nikki: Until they didn’T.

Jack: Nikki, relapse is part of recovery. You know that. You have to let the program work for you again.

Nikki: It won’t work, jack, because I know all the right words to say, okay? I– I can do anything to make people believe I am working the program, but I won’t be. It’s all an act.

Jack: So you fake it ’til you make it.

Nikki: Will you shut up with your stupid sayings? I am trying to be honest here. You have to want to get sober, but I don’T.

Jack: Why not?

Nikki: I’m sorry I let you down. And don’t take it personally. I let everybody down.

Jack: The only important person here is you. Do not let yourself down, nikki. You can do this. I know it seems bleak now. I know it’s scary. I have been here myself. But it can turn around. You know it can turn around.

Nikki: Yeah, let me guess. This too shall pass?

Jack: Yes, and without it being a miracle from heaven.

Nikki: Oh, stop it. Your damn positivity. You can’t turn on a few lights and say that everything is going to be okay and make it so.

Jack: That is not what I expected.

Nikki: You know what I’m doing right now? I am trying to figure out how to get you out of here so I can open another bottle.

Jack: Too bad. I got nothing but time on my hands. I have nowhere I have to go. I’m going to sit here and listen to you until you agree to go to a meeting.

Nikki: Oh, my god. Your ego. I mean, you are so damn smug. You really think that you can fix me? Why don’t you go to an al-anon meeting? I mean, maybe they can knock it into your thick skull that you can’t change anybody, especially me.

Jack: Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Stop thinking you know the future. We are here. This is now. And you can leave those bottles unopened just for tonight. That’s all you have to think about.

Nikki: Ah, there you are.

Jack: Nikki.

Nikki: Come to mama.

[ Nikki sighs ] Damn it.

Jack: Nikki, I know this is terrifying. I know some part wants to just give up and drown yourself. It’s seductive. But it also fools you into believing this is what you want, that this is what you deserve. The booze is telling you you’re not strong enough. The booze is telling you you failed. You have to find a way to drown out that noise.

Nikki: I don’t want to find it, jack. I– I can’t fight this anymore. It’s 24-7. I mean, will I drink or will I not drink? And then– and then, when I take a drink, then all that goes away. I mean, don’t I deserve to have a little piece and quiet?

[ Bottle shatters ] Type 2 diabetes?

Nikki: Oh, you’re still here.

Jack: Hey, yeah. Room service came, cleaned up a little bit. Why don’t– come have something to drink?

Nikki: Oh, that’ll be vodka.

Jack: I don’t give up that easily. Come on, have a little bite to eat.

Nikki: No, I’m not hungry. Smells nauseating.

Jack: Ah, that’ll go away after the third bite.

Nikki: Oh, are you a doctor now? Or just playing one on tv?

Jack: Just a few forkfuls. Here. Have some coffee.

Nikki: Um, I really don’t feel well. Could you get me a cold towel in the bathroom?

Jack: So you can get another slug? No, that’s not going to happen. No, I know all the tricks. Come on, drink.

Nikki: I don’t have the strength to fight this anymore. I mean, look what I’ve done. Harrison could have been killed. Claire, too.

Jack: Nikki, nikki, that’s over. Jordan is gone.

Nikki: I can’t even celebrate that. The damage is done. How many years does poor harrison have of horrific nightmares? As for claire, who knows what jordan did to her, how that will affect her.

Jack: I don’t have any of those answers. No one does. We’ll only know with time. But I will say ’til I am blue in the face, you are not to blame for jordan’s actions.

Nikki: I should have let her die when I had the chance.

Jack: If you insist on being responsible, why not do what you do best?

Nikki: Hand me that bottle and I will.

Jack: Pulling yourself together to help your family.

Nikki: Yeah, I’m a real mother teresa.

Jack: Think, if you were able to take all of the energy you’re using to convince me you should drink to fighting for something else, for people you love, for organizations you believe in.

Nikki: Oh, god, jack. You think doing charity work will make me sober?

Jack: I think if you stopped wallowing in self-pity for long enough, you would realize that it has helped you in the past to be there for others. Think of how you have helped new hope. Think of all the fundraising you’ve done for ms.

Nikki: Well, I’ll just do another concert. Then, all my troubles will be over.

Jack: That is not you talking. You are a kind, thoughtful person. That is liquor talking.

Nikki: I’m just letting the real me out and it’s a damn relief.

Jack: So, what about the people you’ve helped? People whose lives you have literally changed. Katherine and neil would tell you, you changed theirs. You helped them at very low moments in their lives. Why not do the same thing for your great-grandson? Create happy memories for him to block out all those nightmares. Help claire so she doesn’t backslide. Hug her. Welcome her. I think you’ll be surprised at how helpful all that is.

Nikki: You’re right. I– I should help them. They deserve it. They deserve all of me. They deserve for me to pour this down the sink. And call that rehab.

Jack: Wait, do you mean that?

Nikki: Nice try, jack, but I can’t help anybody.

Jack: Don’t do this, nikki. Don’t do this. Trust yourself. Trust the program. Trust your higher power. That bottle can’t do a damn thing for you. I know you, nikki. You can beat this.

Nikki: That nikki is gone. And you’re going to have to rip this out of my hand to stop me. You can feel it when your dream becomes a pursuit.

Jack: Nikki, I’m not going to wrestle you for that bottle.

Nikki: Well, that’s too proper for you. Don’t want to get down in the mud with me.

Jack: Come on, let– let me take you to a meeting.

Nikki: Oh, that would be pretty. All those people I’ve poured my heart out to looking at me like this.

Jack: No one is turned away. You are always welcome in that room.

Nikki: I am not going anywhere.

Jack: Okay, okay, okay, fine. Let– let me distract you. Talk to me. We can talk about happy memories. Memories we share.

Nikki: You think I haven’t done that? It’s a landmine. I mean, for every happy memory, there’s one ten times worse.

Jack: Okay, okay, then let’s talk about family. You have a great family. A husband who would follow you to the ends of the earth. Children who adore you. Who would be devastated if anything happened to you.

Nikki: Will you stop it? You’re just making things worse. You can’t fix me.

Jack: Here, give me.

Nikki: Hey!

Jack: Give me.

Nikki: Stop it. You said that you wouldn’t wrestle me.

Jack: No, if it takes getting down in the mud with you, I will make it happen.

Nikki: Fine. Pour it down the sink if you want. There’s plenty more where that came from.

Jack: Nikki, please.

Nikki: None of your lectures have worked. I– I’m sorry I picked you as my sponsor.

Jack: Wait, don’t say that.

Nikki: Why? Why? Because it makes you feel bad because you failed? The great jack abbott finally met a problem he couldn’t solve. Well, don’t blame yourself. That– that’s my fault. I mean, I– I let you talk me into it against victor’s wishes. Something else I screwed up. But he was right. You couldn’t help me and now he can say I told you so.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: That feels good. Don’t look so sad, jack. It’s a buzzkill. You either join the party or get out.

Jack: Fine, I will. Wow, that is smooth. I see you sprung for the triple distilled.

Nikki: Yeah, well, my life might be in the gutter, but I still have my standards.

Jack: Well, then you won’t mind my taking one of these bottles for myself.

Nikki: And do you really think you can stop me from getting drunk by drinking half my supply?

Jack: Just watch me.

Nikki: Put the glass down, jack. You’re making a fool of yourself.

Jack: You know what? We should call room service. See if they can send up some vermouth, some olives. I’ll make us a martini. Well, that’s not the kind of drinking we’re doing now, is it?

Nikki: What is your plan? Because I am not amused.

Jack: Oh, you want to be amused? Come on, let’s see if ol’ smilin’ jack can have fun again.

Nikki: I doubt that.

Jack: Oh, you don’t think so? Okay, I got a better idea. We got it in here somewhere. Oh, there it is.

Nikki: What are you doing? You can’t have me committed, you know. You don’t have the authority.

Jack: Relax, this isn’t about you. Kieran, it’s jack abbott. Yeah, yeah, it’s been a long time. Um, could you make a delivery to the genoa city athletic club, room 428? Yeah, same stuff. Thanks, buddy. You know what? You’re right. I have been wound too tight for too long. It is time to get loose. Struggling with the highs and lows of bipolar 1?

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Nikki: Who was that? Who did you call?

Jack: Patience, my dear. All– it’s fine.

Nikki: Whatever you’re up to, it won’t work.

Jack: I am merely doing what you asked. I’m joining the party.

Nikki: You know damn well it’s not a party.

Jack: Oh boy, do I know that well. But as you so kindly pointed out, I have been a failure as your sponsor. So, to hell with it.

Nikki: Don’t try your reverse psychology on me. I want you out of here right now.

Jack: Or what?

Nikki: Or I will start screaming.

Jack: No, I don’t think you’re going to do that. No, I think you’re curious how far I’m going to take this. No, you can’t drink all that liquor yourself. My god, it puts you in the hospital, and that’s not part of the plan, is it? You said no rehab, and that’s exactly where the hospital would send you. And after an ugly detox, the strongest drink they serve you is apple juice. No, I’m doing you a favor, helping you with this, so you don’t overdo it. So come on! Let’s have a little fun here. Let’s have some toast. Come on. Come on! You want to do the first toast?

Nikki: No.

Jack: Okay, I’ll do it. To jordan’s reign of terror. She fell to her death running from her own damn crimes.

Nikki: For god’s sake, stop this.

Jack: Okay, okay, okay. We’ll lighten it up. It’s family. Talk about… no, your 40th anniversary. Victor would be pissed if we left him out of this. I mean, speaking of that, what about our marriage? You want to drink to our marriage?

Nikki: Jack, no, I–

Jack: No, no, no, stop, stop. I know just the toast. Please, please. To our enduring friendship. A lifetime together. As friends. Through thick and thin, no matter what.

Nikki: I don’t wanna toast. I want you to leave so I can drink in peace.

Jack: But, wait, it’s just getting started.

Nikki: Now you’re mocking me. Trying to get me to see what I look like. Well, don’t bother. I know how pathetic I am.

Jack: Oh, please, stop feeling sorry for yourself. Did it ever occur to you this isn’t all about you? Maybe I’ve been experienced some hell these past few months. Harrison is my grandson. I almost lost him. I spent countless hours with victor newman, of all people, looking for him. And claire. And that’s just the half of it. Ashley is a mess and she won’t ask for help. Kyle and diane are doing some tug-of-war over their jobs at jabot, with me in the middle. And then… and then, there is you. My lifelong friend who I could not help. I’ve been juggling a million balls in the air. Trying to be there for everyone. I can’t do it. It’s not working. And then, I see you. I see you drink and… all the relief you get out of a drink. It kills me. I want some relief.

Nikki: Well, there’s just one thing wrong with your pitch, jack. Alcohol was never your problem.

Jack: No, you mean it was never my solution. No, alcohol will calm me, yes. Now, to take away the pain, I need something stronger.

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Nikki: You better not be trying to pull something.

Jack: This is about me, not you. Thanks. Now, this is what hits the spot. Schwarzkopf

Nikki: Stop this, jack. What you’re doing is very dangerous.

Jack: I know what I have to do now. It’s crystal clear. I have to put myself in your shoes. I haven’t been doing that as a sponsor. No, I’ve been lecturing you with empty platitudes and slogans. And that’s not enough. No, I have to remember what it feels like. And alcohol is not my drug of choice. Now, these. When I hold these in my hand, that gives me comfort. The ease they can give me.

Nikki: What about the harm they can do? You know that too.

Jack: Well, it doesn’t matter. Once the urge is triggered, the pull is too hard, right?

Nikki: Well, make a damn gratitude list.

Jack: I am grateful for you. I am grateful for the bond we have. I would do anything for you.

Nikki: Yeah, but not like this. You– you can’t ruin your life to help me.

Jack: I am your sponsor, nikki. I will do whatever it takes. I would follow you to rock bottom so we could climb out together.

Nikki: Is your ego so big? You– you hate failure so much that you would do something so stupid? Are– are you telling me that– that you still have your dealer’s number after all these years? Why would you do that?

Jack: For the same reason you have a bottle of vodka at the newman ranch. Just to know it’s there. A little test we give ourselves, we addicts. Just to know we have the power over our addiction. Until now.

Nikki: Well, you’re not as weak as I am. You’re strong. You’ve got too many years under your belt. Too much to lose.

Jack: I said that to diane. She didn’t know I had a pain pill problem. I confided in her when I agreed to be your sponsor. And you know what she said? She was worried that helping you might tempt me. Draw me back to the pills. I told her there’s not a chance. And then the stress builds and builds until I’m dealing with a maniac who’s with control of my grandchild. And for the first time in I don’t know how long, I thought just one pill would give me some release. Just– just to ease the tension. It would help everyone else. If they didn’t have to deal with my tension. If they didn’t have to deal with mr. Uptight.

Nikki: Nobody thinks of you that way.

Jack: You do. You said it yourself.

Nikki: That was just because I was mad at you. And I want you out of here.

Jack: I don’t want to go anywhere. I want what you have! I want to just drink and wash it all away. You do that. You’ve survived. I just want it for me. For one night.

Nikki: You know that’s not how it works, jack. That’s crap. That’s the disease talking. It’s the rationalization.

Jack: Wow, who’s handing out the platitudes and advice now?

Nikki: Well, that’s because you’re the one with the family who needs you. I mean, they count on you. You’re the glue that holds them together.

Jack: I said that about you.

Nikki: Yeah, but that was a lie. My family blames me for this whole nightmare with jordan. You saw it on summer’s face when I told her that I had saved jordan’s life. Oh, she tried to deny it, but it was obvious. She blames me. I saw it in her eyes.

Jack: No, no, no. No, no, no. I did not see that.

Nikki: Well, I don’t want to hear it. And I don’t want any company on my trip to rock bottom. Do you understand? This is my world. My nightmare and I don’t want company. You’re not welcome.

Jack: Too bad. You’re stuck with me. Come on! Let’s do this together.

Nikki: You are being incredibly cruel.

Jack: Oh, that is rich. I give up and join you, and I’m the cruel one. You level vitriol and accusations at me all night long. What do you expect me to do? Just turn my back on you?

Nikki: I expect you to get the hell out of here.

Jack: We’re in this together now.

Nikki: You’re trying to make me feel more worried about you than I am about myself.

Jack: No, no. But you don’t have to worry about me. I can handle it, just like you say you can.

Nikki: Okay, that’s it. That’s it. You’re out of here, buddy. Now. Or I am going to start screaming and I’m going to call the police, too. Jack! No! I can’t let you do that.

Jack: How’s it feel? To not be able to stop someone you love from hurting themselves?

Nikki: Jack! ( )

Nikki: You didn’t really take that pill. It was all an act. You were trying to show me what it’s like to not be able to stop you, right?

Jack: There is something liberating about just giving up.

Nikki: Jack, you– you have no reason to give up. I mean, you– you have everything. Your– your life is perfect.

Jack: On the outside, yeah. You don’t know my inner life.

Nikki: It’s because I’ve been too selfish to ask.

Jack: I let you down as a friend, as a sponsor. I know you blame yourself for what happened to claire. I blame myself for your slip.

Nikki: No, please, don’T. Don’t do that. Jack, please, listen. Listen to me. I– I am going to get sober, okay? I’m going to have some coffee and a little something to eat, okay? Come, come join me.

Jack: No, no, this feels too good.

Nikki: Jack, jack, no, please, stop. I’m begging you, please, give me the pills. Give me the pills. You– you can’t mix them with alcohol.

Jack: You’re giving me advice now? I like that.

[ Phone ringing ] What? What? I got it!

Nikki: Oh!

Jack: It’s victor. It’s a missed messages. Missed, mixed– can’t say it.

Nikki: All right. Give me my phone–

Jack: No, what, you don’t want me answering it? Hello, mr. Mustache. It’s me, mr. Uptight. You would not believe where I am. You should come join us for the fun.

Nikki: That is so not funny.

Jack: Can you imagine how he would react if he saw us here? It would be fun to see the look on his face– yeah, okay, yeah. Maybe we should leave him in the dark. He’d just disapprove. Give me that look. Why does he do that with his eyebrow? Hey, hey. Hey, what? Hey, let’s just stay here. Our own private paradise. You and me, okay? Look out for each other.

Nikki: Jack, jack, jack, I– I– I was wrong. You’re right, I– I– I’m sorry. I do need a meeting. I– I need you to take me. You need one, too.

Jack: Dance with me.

Nikki: No, no, no.

Jack: No, come on, dance with me.

Nikki: I don’t feel like dancing, jack.

Jack: Dance with me.

Nikki: Please, jack. Oh, my god. Jack, jack, wake up. Oh, my god, wake up. Jack, wake up, please. Jack!

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